Posts Tagged ‘Trump’

The Democrat Wave

Posted by Troy on 9th November 2017 in Political

In special election after special election, the media declared “This is referendum on Trump!”  Remember that?  In Kansas and Georgia and other red states?  The resistance was going to conquer Trump?  Remember the Trumpslayer Ossoff?  And each time, they failed.  It would appear that they learned their lesson.  So this time, they waited for the races to be in blue states, declare that it’s a referendum election, and when the Democrats won, say “See!  The Democrats are back!”  Because the Media is all about the narrative.  Unfortunately for them, they lost all their credibility in the last election because they kept peddling a narrative.  Once you lose that credibility, you lose your power to craft the narrative, especially when you have a President that really doesn’t care about you and your supposed power.  It’s like Trump has said to the Media “Through dangers untold and hardships unnumbered, I have fought my way here to the [White House in the Swamp] to take back the [country] you have stolen,   For my will is as strong as yours, and my [voice] as great.  You have no power over me!”

This wasn’t a wave.  This was Democrats winning races that they were supposed to win.  Nothing more.  Maybe you’d like to predict that Democrats are going to win in California next?  Go ahead if it makes you feel good.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump’s Healthcare Executive Order

Posted by Troy on 12th October 2017 in Current Events, Political

Sadly, it’s a bit unconstitutional.  But what has the Government ever done in healthcare that isn’t?  I wish the Republicans weren’t so useless and would have made this into legislation instead of it being an executive order.

That being said, this is a potential game changer in health insurance.  Basically, it allows a class of people (say, Plumbers, Accountants, etc) to form an association for which to buy health insurance.  So instead of a sole proprietor having to buy an expensive plan, they can buy it as a group, saving a ton of money.  He is also allowing this to go on ACROSS state lines.  So you are forming massive groups and increasing competition.  This is amazing.

He is also allowing for you to choose to buy what was once considered substandard plans.  Why does a healthy 23 year old have to buy full coverage when they really want a super cheap plan to cover catastrophic accidents and cancer.  This makes economical sense.  But what you want does not matter to them.  They know what is best for you.

That’s what really rubs me the wrong way…the sheer arrogance that they think they know what’s best for you.  What’s even worse is that there is a whole host of people that agree.  They clap their hands and say, “Yes!  You know what’s best for me.  Thank you for not making me think for myself.”

Long Live the Constitution!

The Truth About DACA

Posted by Troy on 20th September 2017 in Current Events, Political

Who can be against giving citizenship to people who were brought here since they were two?

First of all, I think that’s probably the minority of cases, but let’s deal with things logically:

Leftists say that they want to look at the children that are brought here by their parents, but let’s be honest, if you let the children stay, the argument automatically changes to “How can you separate families?!”  Also, if you give them a legitimate path to citizenship, you also open up them sponsoring their family members.  De facto, if you give the children citizenship, you will end up giving the parents citizenship.

You can never actually verify anything.  You find a twenty-three-year-old who is here illegally.  You ask him, “When did you get here?”  If he has a brain, he will say, “Oh, my parents brought me here when I was two.”  There’s no way to verify this.  He is illegal.  Any lack of paperwork/evidence can easily be chalked up to being here illegal and fear of deportation.  He will no doubt have several people willing to lie for him, or he can say something vague like “We lived in the shadows…always moving…”  Unless you want to allow a “liar liar pants on fire” methodology, there’s no way to counter this.  This is actually the main reason not to do DACA.  There is literally no way to verify eligible people.  If you can’t identify who is or is not eligible, then everyone is eligible.

But let’s assume you find two illegals who came here and had a child on American soil–also known as an anchor baby.  They will say that you can’t separate the family.  I don’t want to separate them.  The child goes with the parent.  Citizenship confers to the child.  A child born on American soil to Mexican parents are Mexican.  They are also American as we have a strange law saying if you are born here, you’re a citizen.  The only reason we have this law has to do with slavery and making sure no state denied citizenship to the children of slaves.  But it is the law on the books.  If the parents go, the child goes with them unless they have a relative they wish the child to stay with or someone adopt the child (etc).  When the child reaches the age of majority (18), they get to come back.  If you say it’s cruel because this is the only country they have known…parents move ALL THE TIME against the wishes of the children.  If doesn’t matter if all their friends are there!  They way to graduate from that high school!  etc.  It does not matter.  The desires of minors are at the whims of their parents.  If the parents move, the child goes with them.

Long Live the Constitution!

Now It’s Just Getting Sad

Posted by Troy on 13th September 2017 in Current Events, Political

Hillary’s book is going to be little more than an object of ridicule.  I am of the mind that the Clintons are all about the payday.  If I was very cynical, I would say that she was purposefully making a total mockery of herself to sell books, as no one in their right might would read this drivel without the spectacle.  However, they read passages out of this book, and then Clinton supporters are forced to defend these near paranoid rantings and whole scale slander of Americans who disagreed with Hillary and even Democrats who didn’t do enough to get Her Majesty elected.

In an ideal world, the loser acts dignified.  They put themselves above the fray.  You shake hands and walk away and never speak of it again.  This allows your supporters to say “What REALLY happened was…” and they can feel free to insult any group or blame Russia or whatever.  However, she’s the one acting crazy, forcing her supporters into the role of defenders to things that they know are absolute bogus.  In the short-term, it’s awkward.  In the long-term, it drives these supporters away.  I hate to break it to Hillary, but she actually would have lost by a wider margin if the election were held today.  No one likes her.  The more you see of her, the less you like her (as I said at the beginning).  The way she is staying in the public eye, she will soon become one of the most hated people in America.  What she is doing is showing people why they are lucky she lost.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Genius of Donald Trump’s Debt Ceiling Deal

Posted by Troy on 7th September 2017 in Political

The Left and Media is crowing about their win.  Conservative Pundits are spitting fire.  Never Trumpers are spewing “Told ya so!”  And most Trump supports are saying… “Meh.”

I think “Meh.”  Sums it up.  I often look at Trump’s actions and think “He’s either insane or genius.”  As he is fabulously wealthy, I have to assume that he is not insane.  So let me explain why the move was genius.

The debt ceiling was going to get raised.  Let’s just be honest about this for once.  We all know it.  We can have this “Oh, we’ll shut down the government,” spiting contests which are little more than roosters preening.  At the end of the day, the debt ceiling gets raised.  Trump knows this.  He knows it’s a waste of time.  He has hurricanes to deal with.  He knows that, if he takes too long getting the aid to the hurricane victims, the media is going to roast him (unfairly, but they don’t wish to be fair or impartial).

Trump wants to use energy on useful things.  There is nothing business people hate more than being stuck in some stupid meeting that is mandated by some out of touch bureaucrat.  That’s all this fight is.  Trump knows what’s going to happen.  Why bother wasting time and effort?  Far better to get it out of the way so that his people can work on more important things, like tax reform.

It also is a backhand to the Republicans.  The republicans are proving all small government lovers’ worst fear: that the Republicans are just as in love with big government and what the Democrats are doing.  They want to be able to rant and rave and get elected but never actually slow or stop that big government agenda.  They want a big government too.  The only thing that Republicans love to do is have pointless, meaningless stands.  The debt ceiling is the best fight of all!  They can get up and gnash their teeth and then capitulate because they can’t very well let America default on the debt, can they?

It’s a wake-up call to the Republicans in Congress.  Now they know that Trump is not on the Republican side.  Trump is on Trump’s side (to which, I honestly believe that Trump believes that Trump’s side IS America’s side).  Maybe this scares them, which is good.

Along these lines, it is also a page out of Sun Tzu’s Art of War.    “Put them in a spot where they have no place to go, and they will die before fleeing. If they are to die there, what can they not do? Warriors exert their full strength. When warriors are in great danger, then they have no fear. When there is nowhere to go they are firm, when they are deeply involved they stick to it. If they have no choice, they will fight.”  In other words, if your army feels like they are in danger of being absolutely destroyed, they will fight like hell to survive.  This is pretty hardcore, but there it is.  Now the Republicans might understand that they have to get something done, or Trump will try to get his agenda done by any means necessary, even if its working with the Democrats.

Likewise, DACA was  a great move.  It takes a program and puts it on the bargain table.  In the end, I think Trump’s pitch will be this:  “If you secure with border with… oh… I don’t know… a wall, we can work out something for these ‘Dreamers.’”

This is good stuff.  This is how deals are made.  And what did he give up?  Nothing.  The debt ceiling was going to be made.  DACA was going to be overturned by the courts and would have eventually been saved by Congress due to media pressure.  This is why I say these moves are genius.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Death of DACA

Posted by Troy on 5th September 2017 in Current Events, Political

I shall not cry for the death of DACA.  Let’s be honest: DACA was more or less an unconstitutional veto of a law.  It’s really no different than when Andrew Jackson said “John Marshall has made his decision; now let him enforce it.”  In fact, Obama said over and over again that he could not do anything on his own and that his action would be unconstitutional.  Ergo, he knew that he was acting outside the law.  It’s no surprise as he received more 0 and 9 decisions against him, and that is with having appointed 2 of the Justices.

Why is it that illegal immigrants get to be exempt from the laws of this land?  I live in the country.  If I wanted to convert an AR-15 into a full auto machine gun, do you think the courts would say, “Well, he’s otherwise law abiding.  We don’t want to separate him from his family.”  Nope, they would throw my ass in jail.

And yet, illegals are getting a free pass on any non-capital offense.  Even serial rapists are getting off.  In New York, they will not enforce public decency laws when nude females beg for cash on the street.  Why?  We can’t have them deported.  At this point, you are slanting the law against the citizen.  This is insane.

So what did Trump do?  He said DACA will end in six months and ordered Congress to get off their ass and figure something out.  Wait…demanding a law be made or repealed by the Legislative Branch?  What a Fascist!  No…wait…um…that’s following the rule of law and also accepting the limit of his Constitutional power.  Someone ignoring the limits of power to make their will the effect of law (as Obama did)…well THAT actually sounds Fascists.

This goes back to what I’ve been saying for years.  The Left WANTS a dictator.  They just want a dictator they agree with.

Long Live the Constitution!

White Supremacists Have Freedom of Speech Too

Posted by Troy on 16th August 2017 in Current Events, Political

This is a key point that you must agree to if you believe in free speech.  I remember in the 1990′s, the KKK had a protest and they had to call out the National Guard.  I commented to my dad about the cost and how it shouldn’t be allowed.  He said that, while they are distasteful and want to incite people, they had freedom of speech.  Now we are talking about “should hate speech be illegal?”

Fact: this group had a permit to hold their demonstration.  A reasonable police chief would have blocked the area off, let them have their demonstration, and had them leave.

The fact that this was not how things went down leads me to believe that the mayor wanted violence.  Why?  So they could demonize Trump.  Bear in mind, his the same mayor that called his city the capital of the Resistance.

When the car plowed into those people, Trump denounced both sides for violence.  You can say he did not hesitate to call out terrorist attacks.  Well, when someone uses IEDs out in public, you can say, “I’ve seen this before…” and place a safe bet of Islamic Terror [you may be wrong, but it's still the safe bet].  This was more like if the Hell’s Angels had a clash with the Crips or the Bloods.  Crap, the shots could have been fired by either side.  Because let’s be honest… Antifa and Nazis are both fascists.

And let me just take a moment here for a pet peeve for all those people carrying signs saying “I don’t need your Nazi ideas!”  Yeah… like a welfare state and nationalized healthcare and abortion and euthanasia…

But let me go back to this… White Supremacists have the freedom of speech.  Banning any type of speech is NOT a slippery slope.  Once you make any kind of speech illegal, you are already sliding downhill uncontrollably.  As soon as you give the government the right to label speech “hate speech” and make it illegal, they can just call anything they don’t like, “hate speech.”  Speaking out about abortion is hate speech against women.  Want to secure the border?  Hate speech to immigrants.  Against single payer health care?  Hate speech against the sick or the poor.

Speech should not be illegal.  Thoughts should be shared and discussed with mutual respect and with clarity of thought.  I for one fear no speech as I can disarm any such speech with my own logic.  Even if I cannot convince the other party of my point, I can walk away in peace having heard their points and given my points.

Long Live the Constitution!

Of Charlottesville, Trump, Nationalism, and Hypocrisy

Posted by Troy on 14th August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Everyone is jumping over Trump over not denouncing white supremacy.  Let’s have an HONEST discussion.

What happened in Charlottesville?  A group of reprehensible people (white supremacists) came in contact with an equally group of reprehensible people (the “antifa” movement).

Now, what would be the logical conclusion when you have two groups of moronic, single-minded, and violent groups who hate one another meet?  Gee…I wonder if they will clash?  Yep.  That’s what the hell is going to happen.  This is why a competent mayor or police chief could have kept the groups separated.  Of course, they didn’t.  Interesting.  It is almost as though they wanted violence.  Why would they want violence?  So they could link it to Trump.  Much like when protesters showed up at Trump events to instigate confrontations.  Regardless of what was said or who threw the first punch, it was because Trump inspired violence.

So why didn’t Trump call out the white supremacists?  You know… I don’t recall one time that Obama called out white supremacists.  Obviously, he loved the KKK.  Do you see how moronic the point is?  No doubt, the Black Panthers supported Obama over McCain or Romney.  And yet, no one demanded Obama denounce the Black Panthers.  Why not?  Well, on one hand, it is probably because it is obvious that a well-heeled person would naturally look down their noses at brutes such as the Black Panthers OR the neo-nazis–as the average politician looks down their noses at ALL of us.  As such, why bother asking someone to denounce them?  When was the last time someone was called upon to denounce child molesters?  YOU DON”T NEED TO DENOUNCE certain groups of people.  They are denounced by default.  The other reason is that, by forcing someone to denounce a group, you make them seem as though they are secretly sympathetic to that group.  As the man said, “I just want him on video denying having sex with a goat.”

Second of all, this was not an act of terrorism.  Sorry.  This is a crime.  An act of terrorism is done to affect the political environment and to make people scared to go about their day to day life.  On some level, it is a planned event.  This appears to be a murder.  This does not appear to be an act of terrorism.  It could be that the guy’s declarations will change my opinion, but murder does not naturally equate to terrorism.  Sometimes, murder is murder.  Someone that takes a gun into a school and shoots the place up is a mass murderer.  Someone that does the same thing shouting, “If you want common core, these kids are better off dead!” and kills the same kids, is a terrorist.  Get the difference?

I don’t remember anyone having an issue with Obama after San Bernardino, after Ferguson, after Baltimore, after Fast and Furious, after Benghazi, after they blamed the Tea Party for bombings time and time again or the shooting for Giffords, and on and on and on.  At every time where he demonized the cops when he had no information to go on.  When he referred to his grandmother…the WOMAN WHO BOTHERED TO RAISE HIM after his OWN father abandoned him as a “typical white woman…” not once did anyone question his racial bias.  Why is that?

So we talk about nationalism.  Well…what is a nation?  As words matter.  As definitions matter.  A nation is any group of people that identify with each other.  Isn’t it interesting that only one group seems to have a problem when they nationalize?  Black people acting as a nation?  That’s cool.  Native Americans acting as a nation?  That’s super mega cool!  LGBLT (kidding… LGBTQIA) Super Uber Fabulous Mega Cool!!!!!  HELLLLLOOOO!!!!!  But white people acting like a nation?  Daaaaawg…that’s just racist!  Why is that?  Frankly, it is because one is politically beneficial for the Left (as supported by the media) and one is not.  I also think it’s interesting that viewing all Americans as a single nation is also soooooooo not cool.  Why?  Because keeping us divided, yet again, helps the Left.  Bonus points as being united as a nation would also preclude open borders.  Can’t have that, now can we?

I can find many examples of people calling out white supremacists.  I can’t find hardly any people calling out black supremacists.  Black power… oh…we won’t say anything about that.  White power…daaaaawg…that’s just racist.  Now, you can say that it is because white supremacists view themselves as superior to others, whereas the black supremacist does not.  You are fooling yourself.  I cannot say that I know that much about the black power movement.  The white supremacy movement, however, is rooted in the science of Charles Darwin, who had a desire to prove that the white man was more evolved than the other races because they had a larger brain pan.  This was used as proof positive and justification for the colonization of the other races of the world.  But the same people that condemn the Right as racists love to elevate Darwin’s theory as de facto God… when Darwin clearly states that whites are superior to blacks and whereas God did not create anyone inferior to anyone else.  You will not find anywhere where Jesus says otherwise.  But let me assume that black supremacists do not believe that they are genetically superior to whites.  Just by the very nature of the argument, they must think that they are morally superior.  This cannot be denied.  For if you believe that the races are truly equal, there can be no X power, no Y power.  There can only be conversation.  There can only be reconciliation.  They cannot even be nationalization, because why would you bother nationalizing if we are the same?  If we are equal?

So, why might we see a rise of nationalism or even white nationalism?  Did it ever occur to people that when you separate people into groups and you demonize one group and elevate another group, that this might be a side effect?  If you are told time and time again that white people are the devil, that whites are inherently racists, that you have white privilege and on and on and on and on… did it ever occur to anyone that there are plenty of white people that get up every day and go to work and struggle to make ends meet…and that don’t feel like they have white privileged.  They feel like they bust their ass and get demonized just the same.  Over time, the drone of “white is evil” stops becoming effective or even encourages them to nationalize.  In fact, the racism of the past is a direct cause of why blacks decided to nationalize int he first place.  When a group is demonized, when they feel they are getting the shaft, the nationalize as they believe that there is safety in numbers.  When did the KKK form?  During the Reconstruction Era…when most whites were precluded from voting or holding office.  How did that work out?  The KKK and Jim Crow were all direct results from the backlash.  And the process is repeating.

Charlottesville was a non-event.  Two violent groups came together, and violence happened.  Anyone with half a brain could have predicted it.  Anyone with 51% of a brain could have prevented the violence.  Regardless, it is not worthy of the amount of covering the event is getting.  Let’s be honest, nothing Trump could have said would have gotten him out of trouble.  Nothing he could have said past, “I obviously caused this by being President…so I’m resigning as President of the United States” would have sated them.  Even that would not be enough as the media would have shifted the blame as being equally attributable to Mike Pence.

Trump was correct to call out anyone who starts violence.  White supremacists have a right to assemble and to free speech.  They do not have a right to run over people.  Antifa people have a right to assemble and free speech.  They do not have a right to attack people or set cars on fire.  Black Lives Matter have a right to assemble and to free speech.  They do not have a right to burn cities and loot.  NAMBLA people have a right to assemble and free speech.  They do not have a right to molest children.  In all cases, I do not attack the right to have an idea or even to express it.  Because in each case, I believe in my logic and intellect to counter their arguments.  This is why I do not fear ideas or groups.  Any group that seeks to deny these rights are pathetic, small-minded, fascist, and un-American.

Long Live the Constitution!

The Transgender Ban

Posted by Troy on 4th August 2017 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

Trump tweeted out that he was going to end the military accepting transgender people.  He cited the medical costs as the reason.  And of course, everyone lost their minds.

First, I agree whole-heartedly with this decision.  For a whole host of reasons.

1 – Even if they have a policy in place that says that we will not pay for the surgery to “transition,” this will be offered eventually.  There is no way Democrats would not offer it, but even if they don’t, the hormone replacement treatment is very expensive.  Why spend the military funds on this when you can buy jets and bombs and stuff?

2 – There are so many annoying things.  Which bathrooms do they use?  How do they fill out forms?  So forth and so forth.  It’s just annoying to have to worry about such things.

3 – Transgender people have something wrong with them.  I do not hate transgender people.  I do not have ill-wishes for them.  I do not fear them.  No, I actually care for them.  Whether or not people want to admit it, the parts that they seek to rid themselves of have a purpose.  When you get rid of them, you have to take hormones and etc.  This is not mere vanity.  This is different than someone getting plastic surgery.  Why?  Because a woman getting breasts implants doesn’t say “I was a big breasted woman born in a small breasted body.”  No.  She says “I have small breasts and I wish to have large breasts.”  In this way, she is different than the transgendered man.  He says, “I am a woman born in a man’s body.”  Now, you can quote me all kinds of chromosomes this and that and blah blah blah… but all of this is irrelevant.  Even if all that is true… you are born with a penis or a vagina.  That’s biology.  It’s anatomy.  Gender, as they used to tell me, is a social construct.  I would have a slightly different feeling if they said “I wish I were a woman because…”  Then it’s NOT a mental disorder.  They are saying that they are a man and they wish to be a woman.

It may sound like I’m splitting hairs, but I do believe that this gender dismorphia is sight of a mental illness, and I am hard pressed to support giving such a person a weapon and putting them in a high stress situation.

These people do not need “acceptance.”  They need help.  If your friend came to you and said “I am a blind man in a sighted body, so I am going to remove my eyes,” you would stop them.  How is it any different?  Merely because it has something to do with genitalia?

Long Live the Constitution!

Proof that Trump was not Colluding with the Russians

Posted by Troy on 21st July 2017 in Political

I have proof that there is no evidence of Trump colluding with the Russians.  How can I tell?  It is simply this: in this day in age where the government spies on us all the time, there is no correspondence (particularly meta-data) that is not tracked.  So if he was talking to the Russians, there would be a pretty good footprint even if Obama was not keeping tabs – something I believe he was, but this point is irrelevant and not worthy of debate at this time.  Given the fact that our government seems to be utterly incapable of keeping a secret/not leaking: don’t you think that if there was something even remotely incriminating, it would have been released by now?

That and there are some truths so vast that consequences be damned.  Do you really think there is someone out there sitting on the evidence that Trump colluded with the Russians, hoping against hope, that Muller will ask for that information?  Hell no, if you had that information, you’re launching it all over the place because it would be that important.  That would be like finding out about a plot to blow up NYC with a nuke and not calling the police because you don’t want to be a snitch or something.  No, when it’s important enough, you do what you got to do.

That being said, what a perfect trap for Trump.  Muller keeps expanding the investigation way past what he was authorized to do.  However, if Trump or the Republicans try to reel him in, the Democrats and the media are going to decry that such an attempt is proof that Trump was in bed with the Russians.  Why, this is bigger than Watergate.  blah blah blah.

However, I think we are getting to the point where “Russia, Russia, Russia!” has turned into background noise.  Good going, media.

Long Live the Constitution!