Posts Tagged ‘speech’

In defense and condemnation of Meryl Streep

Posted by Troy on 9th January 2017 in Current Events, Political

Trump called her overrated.  Alright…she is not overrated.  She is up there with Johnny Depp in the realm of good actors.  She becomes the part.

However, I condemn pretty much everything she said.  Hell, I handled my own father’s death with more reserve than her feigned performance.  That is to say, she is either acting, or she is horribly weak as a human being.  Unfortunately, she is such a good actress, I’m not sure which one it is.  Let’s take a look at her comments…

Basically, if your not a foreigner or an outsider, you’re not interesting.  In fact, without these things, people would be reduced to watching football or mixed martial arts.  So, of course, the condescension is ample.  Basically, you are either part of the hoity-toity, or your part of the knuckle dragging masses that watch football and drink Bud Light while kissing their own cousins.

Then she goes on and on about how the press and Hollywood has the obligation to protect against tyranny.

Hell, I wish they had had this point of view during the last 8 years while Democrats developed “anti-free speech” zones, pressed for censorship of the internet, did away with the filibuster (which royally bit them in the ass now that someone they actually disapprove of has come into power), and bypassed Congress by use of executive orders (this President has had more 9 to 0 opinions AGAINST him than anyone else in Supreme Court history).  Need I remind people of the celebrity video of celebrities pledging to be “a servant to Obama.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51kAw4OTlA0

This a bunch of morons pledging not to be a servant to the Constitution.  Not to the country.  Not to some value or ideal.  NOPE!  To a MAN!

And this is the same group of people that expects us to take them seriously when they talk about cult of personality, a “strong man,” or a dictatorship?

Based on the last eight years, it became apparent that the Left LOVES a dictator.  They just want a dictator that they approve of.  At every executive overreach, at every example of legislating from the bench, they cheered.  Now that someone is in power they don’t like…they worry about executive overreach.  They worry about a strong central government.  They worry about the Supreme Court.  They worry about every single thing which should show them why they should not want an all powerful central government with an all powerful executive at the head.  Maybe…just maybe…the Founders had a good idea about state sovereignty.  Maybe the Federal government shouldn’t be involved with everything and the states should be allowed to live how they wanna live.  That way, Georgia could be Georgia.  California could be California.  New York could be New York.  And we will all get along.

Long Live the Constitution!

The New Trump

Posted by Troy on 18th August 2016 in Current Events, Political

I watched the speech tonight in NC.  Holy crap.  I am very excited!  If he keeps on message, he can totally win with this message of school choice, safety, and renegotiating trade deals (among other things).  He effectively painted Hillary as the candidate for the status quo and reminded everyone that 72% of us believe America is on the wrong track.  He pointed out that the Democrats have just been using blacks for their votes and have done NOTHING to actually improve the lives of blacks.  He pointed out how the media is distorting the things he says to make him look bad.  He pointed out how the system is rigged–it’s the powerful protecting the powerful.  He spoke of unity.  He spoke of bringing us back together.

I dare say, I love the shakeup if this is what came of it.  I would be very concerned if I were Hillary.

Long Live the Constitution!

Republican Convention and Speaker Darrell Scott

Posted by Troy on 20th July 2016 in Current Events, Political

Don’t get me wrong.  Eric Trump did great.  It’s always nice to hear a son talk about his dad, and you could see the pride in Donald’s eyes watching his son.  Really touching moment.  However, the highlight for the night to me was Darrell Scott.  Oh my God, I feel sorry for the old white guy that had to follow that act.  That guy brought such excitement to the room with a great message and a resounding support for Donald Trump.  I really feel like he should have been the last speaker, with all do respect to the Vice Presidential nominee.  Trump needs to pay Darrell Scott to campaign for him across this country.  He’s worth whatever price he would charge to do so.  Hallelujah!

Another thing that occurs to me…Trump is the head of a huge organization with many, many employees.  Where are the droves of past employees trashing the guy?  Doesn’t that speak volumes about the man?  Meanwhile, droves of past Secret Service agents will tell you how god-awful Hillary is, and these were people that were supposed to take a bullet for her.  I mean…if you’re not nice to the guy that’s supposed to take a bullet for you, who the hell are you nice to?

Long Live the Constitution!

Melania Trump Plagiarized Speech

Posted by Troy on 19th July 2016 in Current Events, Political

Democrats: “Our candidate is incompetent, extremely careless, clueless about technology, definitely deleted things she shouldn’t have, and put our national security at risk.  No problem here… but it is OUTRAGEOUS that Melania Trump plagiarized a section of her speech.”

Seriously, that’s how insane Democrats have to be.  When I first heard that Melania plagiarized part of her speech, it was a bit of a downer, but they kept hammering it and I eventually said:  “Who the hell cares?!”  Seriously, she is the wife of a Presidential candidate.  That’s all.  Her official duties are…wait…she doesn’t HAVE official duties.  So what do we care?

Another thing…did you look at the stuff she plagiarized?  The entire thing were clips from Hallmark cards.  I say that, but Hallmark cards have more originality.  “Treat people with respect.”  Shit, never heard that one before!  “Your word is your bond.”  Nope, that was totally new.  “Believe in the power of your dreams.”  Oh God!  If they only printed posters with stuff like that…maybe I could make it through just one more day.

You shouldn’t commit plagiarism.  However, let’s be honest.  Do you really think Melania wrote that speech?  She probably sat down, jotted some notes about her life, and turned it over to a speech writer.  If you think she plagiarized it, you would have to think that she listened to Michelle’s speech, and copied it down thinking that NO ONE would ever notice.  That being said, how do you think that she was going to catch this anyway?  Do you think she was going to pour over a collection of speeches from the last 50 years to see if anyone had said something like that before?  This is why they hire a speech writer.

This is a non-event, and the fact that Democrats are harping on it just shows how pathetic a candidate Hillary is.  “I’m with her!  Girl power!  Unless the girl is a Republican.  In which case, we well do everything to tear that girl down because we’re not about girl power.  We’re about using girls FOR power.”  Yep, sounds about right.

Everyone wants to paint this educated polyglot as an empty-headed bimbo.  Why?  Because she’s beautiful and married to a Republican.  That should tell you a lot about modern-day feminism.

Long Live The Constitution!

Obama Using Grieving Families as Props

Posted by Troy on 16th June 2016 in Current Events, Political

This is a disgusting habit he has.  Someone dies.  He shows up, pretends that he cares, and uses the family’s pain to push his agenda.  I’m gonna be frank: I totally hate this guy.  Totally do.  I’m not sure if I’ve ever hated anyone in my life, but I totally hate this guy.  I don’t care if it was a politician I like.  I wouldn’t cry and say “Please…please do something to stop the gun violence,” which is what he is claiming.  No.   I’d tell him to **** off.  And the reason I would do so would be because I know that he DOESN’T CARE ONE BIT about my loved one and is USING their death.  It would PISS ME OFF.  Even if I LIKED the guy.  Even if I AGREED with them on the issue.  I would honest to God tell him to **** off.

Just a profanity laced rant tonight, gang.  Seriously, I find this crap offensive.

Long Live the Constitution!

Orlando Shooting Used to Push Gun Control

Posted by Troy on 12th June 2016 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

I got to wake up to the news that 20 people were killed last night at a night club.  That turned into 50 killed and 53 wounded.  And of course, I instantly thought “Obviously a Southern white male demanding adherence to the Constitution,” much like any sane person would.  But it actually turned out to be a Muslim terrorist.  Ya know…starting to get annoyed by the word “extremist.”  Just throwing that out there.  Just smacks of PC-ness that is unwarranted at this point in the game.  And, of course, I made a prediction that Obama’s response would be “We have to get rid of guns, people.”  And that’s pretty much what he did.

So, of course, we have to put up with them importing more Muslims into our country (seriously look up the immigration rates since 9/11…illogically, we’ve increased the visas to these countries).  So after these shootings, instead of examining how we look at mosques that we know are espousing extreme view points, we are talking about banning guns.  Shall we forget that the mosques raided after the Paris attacks had a stash of AK-47s and ammo?  Or, as I like to say… “Guns should be illegal so criminals can’t get them…just like drugs.”  You don’t think these animals wouldn’t get guns or explosives or poisons or whatever they want to use to kill us?

Obama asks if we want to be this type of country.  So, that led me to ask…what would it take before I decided that I would be willing to give up my right to keep and bear arms?  I guess the first thing I would have to see is that all of our government officials and buildings give up their own guns and armed security guards and fancy alarm systems and live like the average American.  If they feel safe enough to live like that for ten years…we can talk, but really I wouldn’t go for it even then.

The right to keep and bear arms is the Second Amendment for a reason.  They said “Shall not be infringed” for a reason.  I’m not willing to give up my Constitutional rights just because of these terrorists.

Long Live the Constitution!

Obama’s Obamacare Speech

Posted by Troy on 21st October 2013 in Current Events, Political

And I was just saying to someone two days ago, “At least he’s stopped having people faint when he gives a speech.”  Oh well, there went that.  Did you notice all of his laugh lines failed miserably?  He paused and waited for the laughs…and they weren’t there.  Ouch.  That had to hurt.  So let’s see…what was the take way?  Of course, they had to admit the website was crap.  I do like how he tried to positive spin the “you can apply in person or by phone” bit.  I like also how he talked about how one person would save $150 a month.  Of course, for every one person that saves money, many, many more are going to have to spend money.  He also admits that this is wealth redistribution.  One lady talked about how she was single with two kids and had to pay (throwing a number out there as I don’t remember exactly) $250 a month for medications, but now she is covered and gets the same medications for only $150 a month.  Wow!  So that was a discount then?  Oh, no wait… the difference will be passed to everyone else so that our net premiums will increase by $100 per month (fractionally thereof) to cover the costs.  Insurance is a business, not a charity.  They are not going to take a loss.  They are going to spread the costs to all of their other customers.  Also, there was no mention of people getting their hours cut from 40 to 30.  Of course, youngin’s can rejoice that they can stay on their parents’ tab until 26.  Man…I was so happy to graduate college so I could stand on my own two feet and be beholden to myself.  Now they rejoice to be beholden to their parents until age 26 and to the government for life.  Huh, wonder if they will make the parents liable for the penalty if they opt not to carry their kids if the parents can afford to but the kids can’t.   Socialism at it’s finest.  Punish the parents for insisting their kids be self-reliant.    That’s all hypothetical, but totally conceivable in my mind.  I really see no difference in when you substitute “parents” for “community” or “society.”  Let us not forget too that your choices have changed as well.  You can no longer get that catastrophic plan  on the cheap.  That’s substandard!  I don’t care if you are 23 and in peak health.  You need at least BRONZE coverage, fool.  And, of course, the most precious choice of all…no insurance.  How dare they tell you that you MUST buy anything?  There is nothing more noble that being dependent on yourself AND dealing with the consequences of that choice with dignity.  And of course, Obama let the cat out of the bag when he pointed out “that’s your cell phone or cable bill.”  Wait!  We are subsidizing people who can afford cable TV and cell phones?  Well, crap!  Easy solution!  Why don’t you cut off the cable and your cell phone, and then you will be able to afford your insurance?  Why do you expect others to sacrifice for something that you refuse to sacrifice for?

Long Live the Constitution!

Obama’s Speeches vs George Washington

Posted by Troy on 7th December 2012 in Political

As we near the fiscal cliff, I would like to see some actual leadership.  I considered what I would do if I were the President.  At first, I thought that I would make myself available 24/7 to meet with any and all Representatives and Senators, but then I realized no…a speech would be a better method.  However, as soon as I said that, I realized how futile such a speech would be.  You see, every speech Obama gives is about self-aggrandizement.  His tone, his cadence, his jokes, his rhetoric, everything about his speeches are meant to be recorded down so that future generations can read them and see just how brilliant Obama was.  That being said, his speeches are only brilliant to the ignorant the the slow.  Anyone of any true intelligence just stares at him with a look of confusion on their face as if to say, “What are you talking about?”  Of course, you could say that Churchill’s speeches were grand, but they didn’t have that same self-aggrandizing feel that Obama’s speeches have.  Maybe it’s just because Obama uses the word “I” like it’s going out of style.

In comparison, after the Revolution, many in the military wanted to overthrow congress because they were upset at how long it was taking to reach a peace treaty with Britain.  George Washington came in and gave a small speech about how he had stood with them and his honor at having lead them.  He pulled out a letter from the delegation and tried to read it.  Unable to do so, he pulled out some reading glasses and put them on saying,

“Gentlemen, you will permit me to put on my spectacles, for I have not only grown gray but blind in service to my country.”

He read the letter, and the conspiracy died.

Obama will never be George Washington.  I urge everyone to read Robert Leckie’s George Washinton’s War to truly understand George Washington and the Revolutionary War.

Long Live the Constitution!

Ron Paul and the 2012 election

Posted by Troy on 27th August 2012 in Current Events, Political

First, I supported Ron Paul.  That being said, we should not do any sort of write-in campaign.  Should Obama win in 2012, there will not be a country left to save by 2016.  The fact of the matter is that Libertarians currently have no shot of winning a Presidential election.  That is sad but true.  However, what is more useful is to go after House seats.  These are manageable elections that we can win.  In particular, Libertarians should reach out to the Tea Party.  While they are most often associated with Conservatives, you will find that the average Tea Partier is more in line with Libertarianism and Constitutionalism.  Libertarians should try to gain power inside the Republican Party (do remember that Ron Paul is technically a Republican).  While I do think that Libertarians appeal to Republicans and Democrats, I do not think that Libertarians can be Democrats.  The current Democrat schematic is for greater entitlements and greater government spending.  This necessitates greater regulations, laws, and bureaucracy–these are tenements that cannot be reconciled with Libertarianism.  If Libertarians have more Legislative seats, we can turn back bad laws.  We can also trim down government spending.  Finally, we can audit the Federal Reserve.  However, if Obama wins, we are toast.  Understand that I understand where you are coming from, but we must be patient.  We need to win district after district in the primaries.  We need to become a regional force.  Then we will push to become a national force.  After that, then we can try for the White House.  If we try for it now, the only thing that will happen is that Obama will win re-election, and then there is nothing left to save.  Our nuclear arsenal will be further diminished.  We will give up more sovereignty to the UN.  We will continue to print worthless money destroying our dollar.  We will gain so much debt that it will be in surmountable.  There will be no possibility to remove Obamacare which will completely wreck our entire economy.

Long Live the Constitution!

You didn’t do that! – Explaining Obama’s Understanding of Economics

Posted by Troy on 23rd July 2012 in Current Events, Political

Of course, the easiest thing to do would be to say, “He doesn’t understand the economy” or “He thinks that the government is responsible for businesses.”  I could do that, but I won’t.  I’ll be fair, and I will explain what he meant…and then I’ll tear it apart.

He isn’t saying that the entrepreneurs didn’t build their businesses.  What he is saying is that those businesses couldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the fact that roads exist which allow people to buy their goods and services and schools that teach employees and the like.  And he is right.  If we didn’t have schools and roads and things, our modern day society would be impossible.  We would probably still be agrarian.  However, he still doesn’t get it.

Governments do not build roads and schools so that businesses will flourish.  No, what really happens is that societies grow.  They start off as a mere village and progress to a town and then to a city and then to a metropolis.  At every step of the way, more people move in which creates more jobs in the area.  As the population grows, the GDP of that area increases.  As the GDP increases, the tax base increases.  As more taxes are taken in, the government can then decide how to best serve the interests of their neighborhood by spending their tax revenue on public works.  At first, it might be to improve the roads so that more businesses can move in.  It might be to improve the school system so that the quality of jobs will improve.  However, without a growing economy and population, none of these improvements would do anything nor could the improvements be afforded.  At the best of times, the government is a symbiote (a helper organism) for the citizens (and by extension, the economy).  Unfortunately, with the basic needs accounted for, the government may turn to wasting money by building statues, passing unnecessary laws, paying for government parties or spending money to “buy votes” or reward their backers.  When this occurs, the government becomes a parasite.

It is difficult to make this argument (that the businesses come first in this particular chicken or the egg debate) because there is no way to refute it.  Oh wait, there is!  Silly me.  You see, China built these massive, modern day cities.  They had just finished watching Field of Dreams and thought if they “build it, they will come.”  Well, they didn’t, and now they have these massive, expensive ghost cities.  Why?  Because they thought they could central plan growth, and you can’t.  Growth is determined by more factors than the human mind can process.  At best, we can project growth a couple of years in advance.  A city without a population is just a thing.  It’s a collection of buildings, not a society.  As such, who would ever want to move there?  So they remain dormant until the government figures out a way to force people to move where they don’t want to live (which they will eventually…I have full faith in the oppressive nature of the Chinese government).

No one has any problem with using tax dollars to pay for roads and defense and other legitimate functions of government.  Of course, a lot of the things Obama wants to use Federal funds to do should really be left up to the state and local governments to contend with.  Let’s assume though that the Federal government is the one that’s supposed to be in charge of all government spending.  He thinks that we should have the most modern infrastructure in the world.  Since China has high speed rail, we should have high speed rail.  Quick question:  Suppose you are rich, and your spouse is constantly saying, “Well, the Johns have a new car.  We need a new car that’s more expensive than theirs.  Oh, and the Smiths put in a new pool.  We need to put in one with a water slide.  Oh, and the Jacksons just upgraded their kitchen.  We have to buy a new kitchen.  Oh…and that car we bought last month?  The Crews family just bought an even newer one!  We have got to buy a new car or people are going to think we are poor!”  How long do you think it will take you to go broke?  China and India have been buying the newest infrastructure.  It makes sense that, for the moment, their infrastructure will be newer than ours and will probably be in better shape because they are just now getting around to building it.  However, if a bridge will be serviceable for twenty years, what is the logic of tearing it down and building a new one just to compete with China?  Even if the bridge needed to be replaced, it should probably fall to the state to build it, and there would be plenty of money to do it if we stopped wasting the money on crap that the government isn’t supposed to be doing!  Just look at how New Orleans spent money on other projects when they knew the levy needed repairs.

Of course, there is really only one answer for our problems.  We have to learn to say “No, thank you.”  We have to turn down the money that the government is offering us.  We have to say, “I know that I qualify for food stamps, but I don’t really need it.  I will just cut off my cable and not have a cell phone.  If I do that, I will be able to afford the food on my own.”  Will it be hard?  Absolutely.  Will it suck?  You bet.  But only when this mentality is embraced by the majority of Americans do we have any shot of getting out of this mess.  As long as we demand that cuts be made except when it comes to me, then politicians will not have the guts to cut anything at all.  We can still help those who need help, but those who could work must work.  We accept so many things as rights or as a standard of living that are really luxuries (cable, television in general, Coca-cola, etc).

Long Live the Constitution!