Saturday, October 21, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
I want to be wrong about the coming crash. I feel if tax reform stalls or fails, it will tank US markets. None of Trump's other agenda items have advanced in Congress, so tax reform has a good chance of dying there as well, which would kill the recovery.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
I do not think many people under thirty have ever used a map. GPS and systems like WAZE have made paper maps and road atlases redundant. I remember before every long road excursion, my parents would have AAA prepare a Triptik. I can no more imagine going to Triple A for a triptik now than I would ride to Texas in a covered wagon.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Monday, October 16, 2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Whatever the US attempts to contain North Korea, Red China remains the key to holding Pyongyang in check. North Korea will not act against the interests and instruction of Beijing. The North Koreans are a client state to Red China without another sponsor. The regime in Pyongyang can not survive without Red China.
Friday, October 13, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Those who want a world without the Jewish State are celebrating the rapprochement between Fatah and Hamas. Of course, it was always a fiction the Abbas or his predecessor Arafat ever wanted peace with Israel. The PLO and Hamas are both terror groups who want peace without Israel, that is each group is committed to the annihilation of the Jewish presence in the Holy Land.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
A Hollywood mogul has just been widely exposed for some reprehensible behavior. I am sure he is not alone in his sleaze in the entertainment industry. Many women in the movie world have reported similar actions by Hollywood power players over the years. Even more disturbing are the allegations from boyhood stars that homosexual pedophiles have forced themselves on boys in the business in their youth. The entertainment industry is filled with Leftists and also may be chock full of sexual predators. Because of the perversion and political pontification, I have not darkened the doorstep of a movie theater in years.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Sunday, October 8, 2017
The mainstream media is trying to cause the Trump team to be at each others' throats. First, it is claimed Secretary of State Tillerson called his boss President Trump a "moron". Now, we hear Tillerson hates US UN Ambassador Nikki Haley. Maybe Tillerson is the target of fake news because he is effectively representing the United States and our President.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Friday, October 6, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
You can pass all the laws you want. You will never be able to legislate against madness or evil. Alexander the Great conquered the known world, killing thousands and subjugating millions without a single gun. In Rwanda, men with machetes, knives, and spears committed a genocide in the recent past. Guns have been used for evil but also for good in thousands of instances of self-defense. Murder is against the law, but people murder other people with alarming regularity.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Guns are inanimate objects. A gun has never loaded itself and gone out and shot anybody. An evil man with a warped mentality committed this massacre. The murderer in Las Vegas also was a pilot, who might have killed as many or more innocent people by flying a plane into a building, crowd, or packed stadium. He obviously did not care to survive his murder spree because he killed himself before he was ever confronted by law enforcement. All the gun control laws anyone can enact could not stop every murder because determined people willing to lay down their own lives can do quite heinous things with or without firearms (see Tim McVeigh, who used a bomb to kill many more innocents than the Vegas killer, and the September 11 terrorists who used box cutters and passenger jets to kill three thousand).
Monday, October 2, 2017
Any semiautomatic weapon can have its sear filed down to convert it to be able to fire continuously with one pull of the trigger until the magazine is empty or the belt runs out. It is illegal to file a sear down in this manner, but if you are willing to shoot complete strangers, absolutely innocent people, you obviously have no compunction about breaking the law.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
It is a tribute to our nation that we are so free that we do not banish, imprison, or kill peaceful dissenters, no matter how moronic they are. Do you think Russian athletes could criticize Putin and maintain their lives and livelihoods and remain safely in Russia? Millionaire American football players who protest what a rotten place America is bring no discredit to the country. They obviously don't realize it, but they are only showing what fools they are.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
I have heard people in the anthem kneeling debate contend that blacks, because they lack power, can not be racist. I think racism is equally prevalent among all races. There certainly are whites with disdain for minorities, but there are minority members who hate whites as well. That is why I have never tried to separate people by race but consider us all individuals within the one human race who should be judged on actions, not skin color.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Luther Strange was not a conservative candidate. Strange was not a populist candidate. Strange was not a "Trump man". Senator Strange failed because he was the Washington insider, the establishment choice. Roy Moore is much more down the line rightist than Strange. Moore is also more in the mold of the anti-establishment Trump than the man Trump endorsed in the Republican primary.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
President Trump won big over the petulant America-hating millionaire players of the NFL and the crony capitalist billionaire team owners who were all giving the finger to the fans who used to buy tickets to games. Just as I don't subsidize the Hollywood left by going to their movies, I will never again support the NFL with my dollars.
Monday, September 25, 2017
My uncle and a cousin were killed wearing the uniform of this nation during World War II. I am honored to rise during our National Anthem. Players becoming rich playing a child's game should be honored to rise for the Star Spangled Banner. Would these athletes be making millions playing football in any other country?
Sunday, September 24, 2017
If the privileged pro football players do not know how lucky they are to be paid millions of dollars in an event that could only happen because of America, maybe patriotic Americans should show them by refusing to attend their games, not buying NFL-licensed products, and boycotting their TV advertisers until all the revenue used to pay them dries up. On this, I stand firmly with our President.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Man, I miss Phil Fulmer and Johnny Majors. They may not have been glamorous coaches, but they did process right. Their versions of UT football almost always defeated the opponents they were supposed to beat. Coach Jones is obviously a work in progress, and he has beaten some tough SEC rivals, but he has never beaten the Crimson Tide and for some reason, seems to have problems with teams he should easily defeat. I wish Coach Jones every success as the Tennessee football coach, but if he does not produce, maybe someone else should take the helm.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Yesterday, at religious services, I ran into someone I knew in my youth forty-five years ago when I was five years old. I had not seen him in at least a couple of decades. I do not think either of us had changed a bit. We saw each others' children for the first time and that took us back to the old JCC when we met then when we were our kids' age now. I will make it a point not to wait a couple of decades to renew acquaintance again.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Puerto Rico is already suffering from an economic crisis. The US Territory does not need to sustain a hurricane of any sort. A Category Five with incredibly destructive power seems to be bearing down on the island. Pray that Maria turns away from Puerto Rico.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Sunday, September 17, 2017
I have heard professional football players in America complain that they are still on "the plantation". Do these athletes realize they are paid vastly more than most workers? They make more than most doctors who are presumptively saving human lives? These players are crazy not to recognize how lucky they are.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
The Prime Minister of Great Britain reserved some of her harshest criticism after the train bombings not for the terrorists but for President Donald Trump. The Prime Minister should focus on protecting her country at which she is not succeeding, not on smearing allies who are leading the fight to destroy the terrorists.
Friday, September 15, 2017
An Islamist fanatic detonated a bomb on a London underground train injuring more than twenty innocent people earlier today. This device was meant to kill with the hope that even more would die, trampled in a stampede to escape the tube. This type of attack is difficult to prevent, but thankfully, intelligence agencies have intercepted several similar efforts. Vigilance on the part of the public also helps. It is the infernal notion that killing innocents advances a religious agenda that must be defeated.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Donald Trump was never on the right. He may not want to ban guns (yet) and has appointed some originalist judges, which Hillary would not have done, but Trump was NEVER A CONSERVATIVE. That is why I supported Ted Cruz, who is an authentic conservative, in the primaries. I am not surprised now that Trump is granting the so-called "Dreamers" amnesty. I feel betrayed that there will apparently not be a border wall between the US and Mexico as Trump outright promised multiple times during the campaign. I ultimately voted for Trump as he is the lesser evil when contrasted with Hillary but feel he has greatly heartened "coyote" people smugglers and Latin drug gangs by backing off his pledge to secure our Southern border.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
It was on this day that John F. Kennedy called for the US to reach the moon. It is the American can-do spirit that helped us achieve that goal. We are still the only nation that has managed that. Russia and Red China have strong militaries, but neither has had a man walk on the moon. Japan and the crumbling EU have scientific achievement of their own, but only the USA has planted our flag on the lunar surface. The US still can achieve much when Americans make it a national priority.
Monday, September 11, 2017
On this date, sixteen short years ago, our slumbering nation was attacked in a deed as dastardly as has ever been perpetrated. We still have not erased the threat of aggressive Islamism that killed three thousand of our friends, neighbors, and family members that day. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Climatologists, who know man will make the planet uninhabitable in a few hundred years, can not figure out which coast of Florida will bear the brunt of a hurricane two days out. We really need to heed what they say on man-caused global warming though.
Friday, September 8, 2017
World War I was sold as the "war to end war". I actually believe war will only end when mankind does, Sadly, conflict has been our natural state with only a handful of years in human history not being marked by war. North Korea's "Dear Leader" may think Americans tremble at the prospect of war. He should watch the movie "Patton".
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
There is no doubt that this is a perilous hurricane season. Many are claiming that this is attributable to man-caused climate change. This is utter nonsense. Some of the most destructive hurricanes on record occurred before the creation of the internal combustion engine and before the industrial age. The important thing when these storms hit is not pinning blame on a myth but protecting life and if possible, property.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
I have a friend visiting South Korea this week. I would not go there now. Even if America and her allies knock out all of Pyongyang's weapons of mass destruction in a first strike, North Korea has huge numbers of conventional artillery pieces aimed at Seoul. I just hope nothing starts during my friend's trip. Whenever it does start, as I fear is bound to happen, millions will die,
Monday, September 4, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Circumstances that almost seem Biblical have hit Texas. Many feet of water have engulfed neighborhoods. A chemical plant has exploded. The damage from Harvey now extends beyond the Lone Star State into Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. I pray no more lives are lost and that victims are back on their feet as quickly as possible.
Friday, September 1, 2017
I only drove one time during the May 2010 Thousand Year Flood in my hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. I was very lucky to be able to return safely after going out for food. Last night, I was forced to drive extensively during the Nashville flooding. Just as an observation- I notice there seems to be a lot of dangerous ponding at intersections- you all be safe out there.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Most people probably have never heard of an electromagnetic pulse weapon. North Korea moves closer every day to producing a weapon that could take out America's power grid and virtually all the technology that now runs everything in a single strike. If North Korea successfully launches such an attack on the United States, hundreds of millions could die. While I never want to see war, I would rather have Pyongyang obliterated in a massive preemptive first strike than have my country destroyed.
Monday, August 28, 2017
People have died in the flooding in Texas. There have been billions of dollars in damage. I have never heard of a city sustaining fifty inches of rain in a few days. It really seems to be a Biblical cataclysm. Texans need our support and our prayers.
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Saturday, August 26, 2017
There is certainly damage in the billions from the hurricane. Many want to help, but I caution there are many who would take advantage of our generosity to line their own pockets. When you give, please give only to reputable charities. The money you give will go to those in need, rather than scammers who only want to help themselves.
Friday, August 25, 2017
I was aghast back in 1980 when Mount St. Helens erupted that people ignored evacuation orders at the cost of their own lives. More recently,I recall many of those who ignored evacuation orders during Hurricane Katrina wound up dead. Let us hope Texans realized how dangerous Hurricane Harvey could be and got out safely.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
How many "Tweets" make a President successful? I do recall all the marvelous ones from Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln- how about FDR and Reagan and their unifying "Tweets"- I think it may be time, for President Trump to slow down on "Tweets" and focus on governing.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
I wonder if Red Chinese or North Korean hackers have a hand in sabotaging the navigation controls of US warships. It is a bizarre coincidence that there have been two fatal collisions between US Navy vessels and merchant ships in recent weeks. Our seamanship can not possibly be that bad without a "little help" from our enemies.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Sunday, August 20, 2017
I have not dug out a bomb shelter, built an ark, or stockpiled a century's worth of non-perishable food yet, so surely I will die during tomorrow's eclipse. I hope the rest of you have made all the strategic preparations, so you fare better than this lazy squirrel.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
While I bet more than ninety percent of Americans have no idea of who Steve Bannon is, I am disappointed to see him go. I am greatly disappointed that President Trump has more Obama holdovers around than conservatives that he has brought into government. I am terribly distressed that almost all the President's advisors now are big government progressives.
Friday, August 18, 2017
It is impossible for President Trump to repeal Obamacare and fully implement his growth agenda with members of his own party acting as the opposition in the US Senate. I certainly do not blame the President though, I blame the spineless turncoats like McCain of Arizona, Graham of South Carolina, and Corker of Tennessee.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
People that never liked or supported President Trump are now saying because of events in Virginia that have nothing to do with Trump that his Presidency is over. They could not be more wrong. These naysayers are deliberately taking what Trump said about those for or against removing statues of Confederates out of context. He said "there were fine people on both sides" about the proposed removal. He was not saying there are "fine people" among the Nazis and Ku Klux Klan. The President has numerous Jews in his own family and certainly does not have sympathy for Nazis.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Washington elite, the mainstream press, and even some former Trump insiders are trying to crucify Steve Bannon. They are doing this because Bannon knows the populist pulse of the American people and they do not want those workaday Americans to have Trump's ear or a voice in DC.
Monday, August 14, 2017
I am Jewish. Some of my family members were murdered by the Nazis. I absolutely despise Nazis. I am reading friends' social media posts saying that Nazis must not be allowed to speak in America. While I agree that what Nazis say is reprehensible, I have to say that those calling for depriving them of that right have little understanding of the US Constitution. Only controversial speech needs Constitutional protection. If I say "nice weather we're having", no one is going to try to stifle my speech. If I say "I love pasta", no one will try to silence me. If I say something utterly objectionable like "Hitler was right", many people might try to deny my right to speak. It is precisely that kind of inflammatory agitation that necessitates the First Amendment. To love the Constitution, occasionally means tolerating those with no tolerance for our values.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Friday, August 11, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
I had always heard "politics stop at the water's edge" meaning that America would present a unified foreign policy. I was aghast when I heard Democrats blaming President Trump for the situation in North Korea. At this time, the US most needs a united front, Democrats and their main stream media mouthpieces are not attacking the North Korean despot but their own President.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Huge swathes of today's Democrat leadership would gladly turn the United States into a "socialist paradise" like the one we see in Venezuela today. These Democrats are nothing like JFK or even Ed Koch. They hate achievers and want to tax them out of existence. How many times has a poor person hired you? If you put confiscatory taxes on the wealthy, they can not create the private sector employment they otherwise would and private sector employment has always stood a better chance of enriching people than anything "planned economies" have ever produced.
Monday, August 7, 2017
Is it not astoundingly sad that in Venezuela with tremendous natural resources, the socialist despots have ruined the country so badly that people are literally starving to death? Venezuela has some of the largest proven oil reserves in the world. There is no reason beyond atrocious mismanagement by government that Venezuelans should suffer the type of privation they have been forced to endure.
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Friday, August 4, 2017
US Senators of both parties seem willing to work together, so long as it hurts President Trump and stymies his agenda. Huge majorities of Americans support the President on immigration, but instead of building walls and closing borders, US Senators are still pushing for an amnesty for illegal aliens.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
During the campaign, now President Trump was characterized as a non-ideological pragmatist by Rush Limbaugh. I think that was good analysis. Trump was and is no ardent right winger. Trump has been demonized by many, and clearly does have a "huge" ego, but he has been governing as a moderate.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Washington elite from both parties are trying to tamp down Trump. The Federal Reserve that propped up Obama and his socialism is trying to knock down economic growth so Trump receives no accolades. The Wall Street press and supposed wizards like Greenspan are trying to knock the legs from the Trump stock rally, but so far all have failed because less regulation really means more economic freedom which always stimulates growth.
Monday, July 31, 2017
When an American imam calls for "the annihilation of all Jews", is he exercising free speech and freedom of religion or inciting to murder? Considering Islam is a legal and even economic system through sharia that is supposed to supplant democracy, I would say this imam was attempting to incite another Holocaust.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
US Senators who voted to keep Obamacare are about as out of touch as a person can be. I and most everyone I know now has such a huge medical deductible that the policies we have amount to nothing but one wellness visit per year and then pray you do not become ill because you are out of pocket for the rest until you have expended thousands of dollars. All this basically is is a catastrophic policy costing me nearly a thousand dollars a month after the "wellness visit". US Senators have exempted themselves from facing this and should be voted out unless they too have to enroll themselves and their families into Obamacare.
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Muslims continue to kill each other in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen while most of the world yawns, but a few violent Palestinian rioters are killed by Jews trying to save their own lives and Israel is roundly condemned. It is not really because Jews fought back, but that a Jewish State exists at all that Israel faces calumny.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
We are weakened as a nation by the Democrat Party that is determined to obstruct President Trump even though they know doing so is slowing growth of the US economy. The Democrats are engaged in obstruction for obstruction's sake and in some instances, because they are essentially Marxists.
Friday, July 21, 2017
America would have been better off and safer if John McCain had defeated Obama. No deal permitting Iran to nuke up would have been made. I doubt McCain would have tolerated Red China rising in Asia/Pacific hegemony. I do not believe McCain would have marched us toward the rationed care of socialized medicine. McCain would have made America more free and more prosperous than the man who defeated him.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
I have a friend who lost her husband to the same type of brain cancer with which Arizona Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed. Her husband was only 44 when he succumbed to this malignancy. Unless some revolutionary advances in treatment have been made in the last five years, Senator McCain's predicament is dire. I found two of President Trump's remarks on the campaign trail beyond the pale and hence supported Ted Cruz in the primaries. The assertion Trump made about Cruz's father possibly being involved in the JFK assassination was ridiculous. When Trump made the obnoxious comment that he liked heroes who "weren't captured" in a shot a Senator McCain, I thought Trump's chance of winning was gone. Senator McCain is in the fight of his life and now needs a miracle.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Do Nothing Congresses are not necessarily bad as they are not passing more laws that end up harming Americans, reaching into our wallets, and restricting our rights. Our current Do Nothing Congress is very bad though because it has not halted Obama's socialism and is not stopping and reversing the damage caused by the last President. Congress is also not advancing the Trump agenda. This Do Nothing Congress may do just enough to restore Democrats back into majorities in both the House and Senate, which will see our current President impeached and finish off the country as it was founded.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
An overwhelming percentage of homeless in Nashville are substance abusers, mentally ill, or both. If you gave them a house, they would not be capable of maintaining it. In the dangerous heat of summer or the cold of winter, many of the homeless would be better off institutionalized.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
The Democrat Party has fallen into an abyss of Trump hate. They offer no new ideas, just calumny against the man that defeated them and outrageous incitement saying everything Trump and the Republicans do "will kill Americans". The old, tired script about children being starved and granny thrown over the cliff by the GOP has not and can not work. Republicans breathe the same air and drink the same water as everyone else and do not want the environment befouled any more than Democrats because Republicans realize that we only have one earth. The Democrats have no great compelling candidate and no ideas that excite America.
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Rush Limbaugh is uncannily accurate in his predictions and insight. He has great ideas. Limbaugh is also so polarizing that he could not be elected dog catcher in most places. That is a shame too because his ideas if implemented would leave the country better off.
Friday, July 14, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 2017
The mainstream press lies from the moment they wake up. If their lips are moving, chances are whatever they are saying is not down the middle truth but agenda-driven activism. The dinosaur press is willing to resort to the lowest fabrication and most outrageous falsehood to bring down our President.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Wow, a couple of Trump family members met with a Russian. Suddenly, jihad and North Korea are no longer threats to the US and the world, and we can all get about the important work of removing a duly elected President. What a relief to know that with some imagination all the world's problems would suddenly abate if a patriot who has sacrificed much to help his country is frog-marched from the White House.
Monday, July 10, 2017
If the US and Russia could truly work together to combat the menace of jihad, the world would be a much safer place. Putin surely plays for the interests of Russia, but when those coincide with what advantages America, there is no reason for Putin and Trump not to work together.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Friday, July 7, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Someone who had experienced a war said, "the only thing worse than winning a war is losing one". We have in North Korea a maniacal sadistic cult of personality state that basks in the starvation, torture, abduction, and slaughter of people. The civilized world should not permit Pyongyang to develop weapons that can obliterate nations. America can not allow North Korea to develop the ability to threaten our existence, for surely, if Pyongyang can destroy our electric grid or Seattle and Los Angeles, they will. No sane and moral nation would permit an insane and immoral country to threaten not merely freedom but life itself.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
If there is a rattlesnake at your backdoor, do you invite it inside? I think not. Why are we allowing North Korea to become the mouse that roared without any of the humor? I say blast their offensive capability and hopefully their bloodthirsty tyrannical rulers right out of existence.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Can you imagine if we had not rebelled against Britain or if the American Revolution had not been successful? We might be involved in Brexit now, except there would likely never have been a European Union as it exists mainly as a hedge against US economic power. If we were still subjects of her Britannic Majesty, there would likely be no Queen Elizabeth II as Nazi Germany would probably be entering the 84th year of the Thousand Year Reich. Only a free America has saved the world. From supplying Russia to invading Normandy, our treasure, blood, and guts preserved and sustained liberty.
Monday, July 3, 2017
The essential quality that separates America from all other countries is liberty. The United States was conceived as a consecrated Providential enterprise dedicated to human freedom. Not everyone enjoyed equality in the eyes of the law at our founding, but America had expanded rights since 1776 and has become the repository and arsenal of democracy. No other nation or nations really shed treasure or blood for the freedom of others like the US does.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Honest folk are rarely found working as mainstream news journalists or working for car dealerships. I do not know if every building contractor shoots you straight either. How many politicians tell it like it is or follow through on campaign promises?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
There apparently really was collusion in the Presidential campaign. It was just not between Trump and Russia. First, it was between Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Clinton campaign to make sure no one but Hillary Clinton could secure the Democrat nomination for President,making sure Bernie Sanders in particular had no path to victory no matter how many votes he won. Second, after Hillary secured the nomination, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch apparently gave assurances to Schultz that the investigation into Hillary would not be allowed to go far enough to derail her campaign to win the White House. Plenty of collusion occurred, just not by Trump or the GOP and the Ruskies.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
The saddest aspect of the Obamacare replacement debate is that only a handful of Republicans in the US House and three conservatives and one libertarian conservative in the US Senate do not take it that healthcare is a (new) entitlement. President Trump apparently believes healthcare is a universal right. In this aspect, the GOP mainstream and Democrats are in almost complete accord and we as a nation are careening toward single payer healthcare that will render America a socialist country and give our government sweepingly intrusive power. The government will soon have even more say over what we eat, drink, smoke, and drive. The government will have the ability to lavish care on favorites and deny care to dissidents. Universal care will be a lever to push more gun control. Single payer government rationed healthcare is the gateway to tyranny.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
John F Kennedy, who was an ardent anti-Communist and a tax-cutter, would not recognize the Democrat Party of today. Today's Democrat leaders are darn near Communists. What differentiates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren from Marxists? The shift to the hard Left is not winning the Democrats many elections.
Friday, June 23, 2017
Rockefeller Republicans took a pounding back in the day when they campaigned as Democrat-lite. The voters realized they need not vote for Democrat-lite when they could elect real Democrats like Jimmy Carter. I think one thing Donald Trump has taught is no matter how you are going to govern, try to sound like Ronald Reagan when pursuing election to office. Mimic Reagan and sound conservative (whether or not you really are) is a lesson GOP candidates have learned, and it is winning them elections.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Last night, the Democrats lost two more special elections, bringing their total in special elections since Trump won the Presidency to zero wins in five attempts. I do not think that as a national party the Democrats realize hating the President is not the strategy to regain power.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
There is no question in my mind that the brutal dictator of North Korea will try to destroy America the moment his slave state develops the capacity to do so. This possibility is intolerable. The US must preempt any aggressive action by Pyongyang, and ultimately must eliminate the despotic regime, with or without the consent of Red China.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Some on the Left are less than sincere in expressing sadness over the attempted murder of Republican leaders. Leftists are still cheering the murder of our President in a play staged in New York. Leftists will still riot over conservatives being invited to speak at their universities. The Left is not tolerant and not open to hear what the other side has to say.
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
Leaders on the Right in America have never accused their opponents of doing the things the Left is accusing. What did the Left expect when they accuse Trump and the GOP of attacking the very existence of humanity and even Earth itself by leaving the Paris Climate Accords that really were only an arrow aimed at the heart of our free markets and productive industries?
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
If you say Republicans want to take health care from people, foul the air and water with unchecked pollution, starve children, start wars for oil, and terminate the elderly long enough, some nut is going to take what you say to heart and try to harm GOP politicians. I have no idea of the motivation of the baseball practice shooter who attacked Republican leaders, but all the hate the Left is ginning up with lies could have been a factor.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Monday, June 12, 2017
To hear the establishment tell it, the President should welcome the Mueller investigation if he has committed no crime. They are being disingenuous because they know an investigation with so much power and so many resources is able to produce so-called "process crimes".
Sunday, June 11, 2017
It seems James Comey was trying to trip our President up enough to make a special prosecutor necessary. Instead of rewarding Comey with the Robert Mueller investigation, the genie should be shoved back in the bottle and Mueller should be relieved of investigative authority. Has a Special Counsel or Special Prosecutor ever been rescinded? If not, it should happen now.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
I used to love watching NBA games. After hearing some players and notably some coaches spouting off about President Trump and our country, you could not pay me to sit through a game. I have turned off ESPN on TV and rarely visit their website because ESPN has become obnoxiously leftist. I am glad Colin "Kneeler" has not found an NFL roster and hope he never does.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The new leader of the FBI may indeed be an outstanding American, but I can not imagine a more obscure choice for Trump to make. I follow politics and government obsessively, yet I never heard of the nominee for new director. Have you heard of Christopher Wray?
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
If you admit thousands of men of military age as "refugees" into your country, some of them may very well be jihadists already and others may be open to persuasion to embark on the path of jihad. If you accept so-called "refugees" from countries that are terror hotbeds (including countries so riven with strife that thorough vetting is impossible), you are putting your citizenry at risk. If you permit imams to radicalize their flocks or to preach hate from their pulpits, you are making yourself less safe. This dangerous road is the chosen route of Western Europeans led by Merkel.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Sunday, June 4, 2017
When you have a religion with a couple of billion adherents, if just ten percent of them back violent means of spreading their faith, you find yourself being targeted by two hundred million fanatics. These fanatics proclaim "they love death more than the infidel loves life" and really mean it. As we saw in London last night, this is a perilous situation. I fear unless Muslims who do not want bloodshed remove the violent jihadists themselves, we really will find the world in a religious war that will kill more than any war heretofore fought in human history.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Bloody-minded fanatics have ignited a huge truck bomb and killed at least eighty people in the supposedly safe Green Zone in Afghanistan. The Taliban terrorists have denied responsibility and condemned the attack. Whoever orchestrated the attack must be ferreted out and brought to account.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Just because Memorial Day is over, it is never alright to forget or ignore the sacrifices that have been made and are ongoing to secure and vouchsafe our liberty. When I see uniformed military personnel, I have thanked them "for their service to the country" for decades now. It is really the least I can do.
Monday, May 29, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Thursday, May 25, 2017
I hate to tell you, but we have been living under the threat of jihadi terror since the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993. The subsequent and more deadly attacks are just a continuation of a pattern we will have to contend with until we defeat violent Islamism.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The Imperial Japanese and the Nazis were defeated in World War II. It took a total effort at he war front and on the home front. That same level of commitment is going to be necessary to vanquish Islamism. All the candle lightings and group hugs in the world will not defeat jihad. Hard men doing hard things will be required to win. Those things will not be pretty and innocents inevitably will die, but that is the nature of war.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Blowing up a bunch of young people including children, who were simply out enjoying a night of music, solves nothing and is truly evil. The bomber killed himself, but those who inspired the mass murder (including those who made the bomb or told the bomber how to make it) must be found and dealt justice.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The Leftist propagandists that comprise the mainstream press are doing all that they can to bring down the President. Do you think FDR might have shared classified information with Stalin that was beneficial in stopping Hitler? Trump, who as President has the power and right to declassify, has done precisely the same by sharing intelligence with Putin to help in the fight against the Islamic State. There is no crime here and no scandal!
Monday, May 15, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
There was no collusion between Donald Trump and Russia to secure the US Presidency. The Russians did not cast or count any votes. None of that matters though as there is a feeding frenzy in the press and within the establishment that maybe they can remove a candidate who ran successfully as anti-establishment for the nation's highest office. It will only take a handful of spineless Republicans to join the vicious Democrats to see a duly elected President impeached without any real justification.
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
When the FBI Director becomes the story something has gone wrong. Prior to Comey,if Americans could name a FBI leader at all, that would have been J. Edgar Hoover. Whatever Comey did or did not do,Americans were learning Comey's name in the context that he allegedly manipulated the last Presidential election. Comey may be a wonderful and capable human being, but the FBL definitely needed a fresh start.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
We may find out we elected another big government East Coast liberal. If Trump creates a single payer (government) health care system, he is little different than Hillary. If Trump sticks to the Paris Climate Accord, he is doing precisely what Hillary would have done. If Trump continues intervention in Syria, he is doing the neo-cons bidding, which is exactly what Hillary would have done. It looks like we must have elected Hillary.
Monday, May 8, 2017
France as we know her is more or less dead. The French police say there are not "no go zones". What they actually mean is that so long as they go in great force, police can still enter certain Muslim neighborhoods, not to patrol, you can not devote that much resource to simple policing, but to investigate a particular terror plot or make an arrest. Tourists are scared (justifiably) to visit a country where people are slaughtered in clubs and groceries or run over and killed by the dozen as they celebrate a public event near the beach. The French just rejected a politician who would have waged the fight necessary to protect them in favor of a politician who wants to "make nice" with Islamists and who, unlike the opponent he and the press and Merkel defeated, is willing to accept more "refugees". France might yet be rescued but only if the mentality of appeasement there is defeated by the realization that self-preservation hinges not on surrender but on resistance.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
I wonder how France will fare with an appeaser of Islamist fanaticism in power. Le Pen would have been bad for French Muslims and French Jews but would have saved traditional France and actually stood with Israel against terror. Macron will stand with the Palestinians and continue to try and placate the so-called "refugees" streaming into the moribund EU.
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Donald Trump is little different on the Palestinian issue than any previous US President. Trump just met with Abbas and had kind words for the bloody-handed terrorist. I think there is almost no chance Trump will follow through on his campaign promise and move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump can not pressure the Palestinians to make any concessions, because the Palestinians have no interest in compromise with Israel. They only want to obliterate the Jewish State. Consequently, all US pressure will fall on Israel to give in to Palestinian demands that only make more violence inevitable as the Palestinians are more than willing to accept Israel being chopped up in the stages plan that Arafat always wanted and that began with Israel's withdrawal from Gaza.
Friday, May 5, 2017
Thursday, May 4, 2017
If you could live well on a couple thousand dollars in 1900 and on $20,000 a year in 1950, are we really better off today if we are pulling in six figures? When a car was a couple of grand and a nice home under thirty and one income could easily support a family, were we worse off than now when both parties in a couple working full-time can not even retire their student debt?
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Monday, May 1, 2017
I do not know if war with North Korea can be forestalled. I do not even know if it is desirable. Everyday, North Korea edges closer to being able to inflict carnage on the American homeland with ICBMs and possibly nukes. So long as a madman runs North Korea, this development of potentially world ending weapons is intolerable.
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Have you ever noticed that certain states, particularly the high tax Northeastern ones, tend to be bleeding people? A lot of New Yorkers have moved to lower tax, warmer weather states. Unfortunately, some of these transplants bring Leftist sympathies with them and vote for the same policies that are ruining their home states.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
In the Nashville I grew up in, a lot of people did not even lock their doors. Then we started to grow into a big city. Marcia Trimble was abducted in the mid-1970s and all of a sudden everyone was locking their doors. Now that Nashville is a growing metropolis, we hear about home invasions on our local news telecasts. Locking your doors no longer seems enough.
Friday, April 28, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Donald Trump has a rather mediocre record at this point, not because Democrats have opposed him, that was to be expected, but because the GOP establishment has not pushed forward much of what Trump wants. Trump has blamed the Freedom Caucus to an extent, but it is not these Republican conservatives who have tripped Trump up. It is the elite moderate/centrists in his own party who will not expend any political capital to move Trumpism forward, but quite a bit to dial Trump back.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
I will not pretend to be an authority on hockey. I have been on skates twice in my life (once ice, the other roller, when I was a child). I have never even attended a hockey game. All that being said, I hope my hometown team defeats the teams from other towns as a pro championship for Nashville would be a first in any sport.
Friday, April 21, 2017
My hometown hockey team just swept the (formerly) mighty Blackhawks. This means nothing going into the next round of the playoffs. By entering the final tournament with the worst record, Nashville has assured itself visitor status in any (every) upcoming series in 2017. The Predators are a decent hockey team but the odds are still stacked against them.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
A terror threat to disrupt France's election has been interrupted by several arrests. A former footballer has offed himself in prison on the day his former team is supposed to visit the White House to celebrate their last championship. All's right with the world (or maybe not so right).
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Erdogan will win his dictatorial power referendum. The budding despot has characterized his opponents as "Nazis". He has called Western Europeans who would not give him free reign to manipulate Turkish expatriates on European soil "Nazis". He allowed a terror-supporting flotilla to sail from his shores to breach the Israel's self-preservation blockade of Gaza and when Israel had to use lethal force to protect Jews trying to stop the Mavi Marmara terror ship, Erdogan called the Jews the aggressors. Erdogan sometimes refuses to permit the US to wage the war on terror from US bases on Turkish soil. Erdogan would not let the US attack Saddam Hussein from those Turkish bases. Erdogan allowed the sale of oil by the Islamic State. Erdogan always denies Armenian genocide was perpetrated by Turks in the twentieth century. There is a real and dangerous tyrant that has smashed dissent against him about to assume even more power in Turkey.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
We were caught in a two hour traffic jam on I-65 South in Bowling Green, Kentucky after a three car pileup. I saw smoke and flame shooting into the sky just as I passed the last exit before the scene of the wreck, but before I could react and pull off the highway. A life flight helicopter landed on the highway to transport some of the casualties. I pray everyone survives from the crash.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Watching the United Airlines video, I am reminded of the "special treatment" reserved for Jews by the Nazis in World War II. Who in their right mind would book a flight with an air carrier who put a paying customer in the hospital, if there was any way to avoid it, including driving hours more to your destination?
Monday, April 10, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2017
More grotesque attacks against innocents have just been staged by fanatic Sunni jihadists. Attacking Christian worshippers has become routine in much of the Arab world. In fact, Christian life is being extinguished across the Arab world. There is not enough being done in the Christian West to protect Christians in the Arab and broader Muslim world. The civilized world must protect the lives of religious minorities everywhere.
Saturday, April 8, 2017
When an Islamist murderer plows over more than a dozen innocent people in Sweden, every civilized person becomes a Swede.The Swedish people become the New Yorkers of September 11, 2001. We are all in solidarity that fundamentalist fanatics must be stopped.
Friday, April 7, 2017
I am having a hard time understanding how Syrians killed with Sarin are more dead than those murdered with gunfire or barrel bombs. No doubt Assad is what W (Bush) called an evil-doer, but I do not think we need to start World War III over less than a hundred dead Syrians when several hundred thousand others had already been butchered with barely a peep.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Monday, April 3, 2017
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I lost my medical insurance coverage because of ObamaCare as my issuer stopped doing business in my home state. Before the insurance provider left Tennessee though, my premiums more than doubled, and I had a deductible instituted that I never faced before. To comply with the mandate, I found a policy with a company still doing business in Tennessee. It is prohibitively expensive, but ObamaCare remains the law of the land, and I will abide by it rather than face a fine. The GOP, including Trump, promised to repeal ObamaCare, but the Republicans to this point have not shown the ability to keep their word or govern.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
ObamaCare is for many an unaffordable but mandated insurance plan, that still forces recipients to pay out of pocket for everything but one routine wellness visit a year. Yes, catastrophic care in many cases is indeed covered, but most people (thank goodness) never reach the level of sickness to surpass their deductible. ObamaCare is an expensive mess. It definitely needs to be repealed.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Take what you hear from "intelligence committees" with a grain of salt. Intelligence by its very nature involves subterfuge, concealment, and outright falsehood. I think obviously someone was listening in on Team Trump and disseminating what could hurt Trump to the press. I think the Democrat Adam Schiff is doing all he can to keep the heat on Trump and the light off Democrat dirty doings.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
I am deeply disturbed that Ezekiel Emanuel, who is the father of the "complete lives system" death panels is being consulted by President Trump regarding the Trump Care/Ryan Care plan. I have heard the Independent Payment Advisory Board (death panels) remain in the proposed new plan, meeting with Doctor Death Emanuel seems to confirm this. Trump used to be pro-abortion, but now claims to be pro-life. If he is pro-life, Trump must make sure any Republican plan that becomes law does away with the death panels!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Those Islamists committed to jihad say "they love death, more than we love life". They really mean it. There was Islamist terror perpetrated in London today. Earlier, terror struck France. These fanatics really despise our freedom and our way of life and gladly kill and die to attack Western values.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
The Democrat Party going after Judge Gorsuch is like the racist refusing a blood transfusion from a person of another race, even though the transfusion would save his life. Neil Gorsuch is clearly not a right-wing bomb thrower or anti-woman, yet that is how the DC Democrats are portraying him. Gorsuch gained unanimous approval of the Senate to become a Federal judge. Now, it looks like he will receive few if any Democrat votes in his confirmation to the US Supreme Court, which will force Republicans to implement the nuclear option, and will prove the Democrats offer nothing but "no", without any rational basis.
Monday, March 20, 2017
I have little to say today. I am disgusted by the Leftist politicians and the mainstream media. We are in an existential conflict with expansionist Islamists. North Korea is fanatic and ready to pounce. Red China and Russia are not our friends. Yet, all the press seems to want to do is discredit the man with his hands on the nuclear button, the man charged with protecting us.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
My friend Melissa Waddell Liedholm is very sick and needs prayers. She is amazingly generous. She once gave a car to a needy family, though she was by no means rich in the material sense. When man's healing is not succeeding, the Lord delivers Grace and Mercy.
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Have you ever noticed that when a Republican politician visits that the local press finds toothless, dirty-looking people who can not articulate an idea to interview as supporters of the GOP politician? Have you noticed the press spends as much or more airtime talking to the handful of protestors as they do giving GOP supporters who number in the thousands at these events time on TV? Have you noticed the press seeks out opponents of the GOP who are highly educated and polished speakers and lets them make their point, rather than the anarchic rabble that comprise most of the street protestors against Republicans, who could not score points against Republicans if you put them on mike the rest of their lives? Donald Trump visited Nashville to a groundswell of support but watching local Nashville media, you would think that most Tennesseans are against the President.