Randomly, someone asks a question I can’t ignore. Today, the question came from a woman who was busy arguing with me on a topic we normally would agree on. But this time, we don’t. In fact, I’m so far off from agreeing with her on this issue that I seriously wondered if our friendship can survive this difference. I’m still on the fence, because my mind isn’t changing on this issue. And I’m pretty sure she’s stuck in her mindset too. read more…
“Real Americans are fed up with the press and the whole lot of Protesters who don’t know what the heck they’re standing, or kneeling, or bending over for. I for one am sick of hearing about what victims they all are of a society where they can be anything they work hard enough to become.” My response to a post called A tale of two cities. After the past several days, beating my head against a brick wall might seem like a good idea, given the fact that the number of liberals who came out of hiding on Facebook, determined to change my mind, redress my perspective, and beat me into submission with bully tactics increased by the shit-load. read more…
A terrorist shot a woman dead, and injured eight others in a church in Anioch, Tennessee, and there’s no news. Nothing. Silence. Crickets.
A refugee from Sudan admitted that he shot the woman outside the church. But why?
Samson, 25, purportedly posted several cryptic messages on his Facebook page in the days leading up to the attack.
But why would this 25 year old shoot people at a church on a side road in Antioch Tennessee? What purpose could this possibly serve? read more…
I’m on my soapbox again. I tuned in to the Bronco game today, and found out that 32 players from my favorite team took a knee during the National Anthem. The disrespect is getting more and more flagrant each week, and I, for one, have to speak out to the issue.
As most of you know, I am a great believer in the words written in the Bible related to how we are to conduct ourselves in this life in order to be prepared for the life to come. It’s important, even vital, that we, as a nation, recognize our failings and begin to move toward a solution that brings us back to the God, who created us in His image. read more…
Armchair geo-political strategy on the existential crisis of Korea:
Virtually all of the highbrow and partisan tut-tutting about Trump’s brilliant, powerful speech at the UN today perches on the pinhead of his reference to the defensive possibility of destroying North Korea. Let’s examine, shall we?
Did the Blond Loose-lipped Grenade just deliver the ultimate explosive Trumpism that recklessly begs for disaster? Get serious.
He was reading text from a teleprompter. This phrase was planned and undoubtedly vetted by all his Big Brains and Big Tuxedos including Tillerson and Mattis.
Was it unprecedented aggression in a presidential address? Get literate.
Lincoln was willing, if directed by divine justice, to shed enough American blood to equal every drop of blood drawn by the taskmaster’s whip in 400 years of slavery, in order to win the Civil War.
Roosevelt was willing to annihilate a nation to secure triumph, so help him, almighty God.
Reagan said his mission was to put the Evil Empire in the ash heap of history. His theory was “We win. They lose.” (My golly did he give effete liberals the vapors when he talked that way!”
“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” was the historically purest true and assertive phrase that ever made so many elites wet their plaids and pantaloons.
In context, Trump is just a rapper trying to echo the rallying cries of more articulate times. But, we aren’t quite a society to honor eloquent statesmanship, now, are we? Hey, his opponent in frivolity boasted of her tragic failure that cast millions deeper into violent misery by snorting: “We came. We saw. He died.” Ha ha ha!
And that wrinkled crone will never answer until she stands before God what she did to the millions, further immiserated souls in stateless, war-raped Libya, just to further her presidential ambitions.
But, back to Trump, today.
America’s best strategic minds vetted it. (For the those of short attention, “it” is the threat to “destroy North Korea.” It is an ugly thing for any president to suggest.
So, now let this guy with exactly one International Relations class under his belt suggest what Trump, and some of the best military minds in this generation might have been thinking when the committee approved, and the president of the United States, in front of the whole world, bellowed that phrase.
Kim Fat Jung is a dynastic heir. North Korea is is family’s yard and koi pond. (Sorry, Japan, they kidnapped those cute fish when they were kidnapping your sons and daughters). His family was installed by China, and they have made their grifter’s existence ever since by threatening trouble on the global pond.
They have shaken down the last several American presidents by threatening nuclear advances, and then pretending to back off after the global class of diplomats bought them off with bribes.
But now it is bloody more serious. They have nukes and their are getting better missiles.
Last standoff, Fat Kim thought he could rattle his nuclear sabers another time and extort another rich yankee buy off. To the horror of every reader and writer of the New York Times, Trump tweeted that he would answer Norkville with fire and fury.
Does any conservative, or any liberal, or anyone else who thinks Trump the real estate and TV huckster designed that strategy by himself and ran with it? If so, they/you are idiots.
[Aside: The Left is horrified that Trump surrounds himself with Generals. But, when he does anything on the national conflict front, they shriek that Trump must be free-lance idioting again.]
Trump’s willingness to see a card and raise a card–instead of offering a bribe to leave the table with a temporary pass–intimidated Fat Kim. And he backed down.
But, the conflict continues, and fat Kim is still demanding relevance and ransom. So today, Trump said, don’t threaten us, or we will destroy you.
A lot of smart minds are saying, “You don’t threaten to destroy a nation. They are victims. You threaten to take out the bad guys at top.
A lot of smart minds are actually pretty stupid. There are no good options in North Korea. Any attack, even a devastating nuclear attack on Pyong Yang does not prevent a massive counter attack that kills millions and many millions of South Koreans.
The best poker move is a play that avoids the showdown. Intimidate the other side. Trump did it once. Can he do it again? He’s trying to be certain with crazy.
When Trump threatened all of North Korea, he was not talking to you or me. He was not talking to the New York Times. He was playing the best card he had, on the best platform he had, to reach anyone of any consequence in North Korea.
Generals. Nuclear technicians. Code-keepers at remote outposts. Trump is doing his best to make them shake and tremble and pee out input that might make Fat Kim back down again. And the the knowing cost is making American critics tremble and rage.
It’s a tough card in a bad hand.
I know nothing. But, I am pretty sure I am right.
(From Shawn Mitchell – Facebook Reprint)
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The big issue of DACA is the cost of having so many illegals who remain in the USA and never become citizens. They never actually become part of us, but continue to COST us, forever.
So, Governor Hickenlooper, over the silent dissent of Attorney General Coffman, is signing Colorado up to join the lawsuit against president 45 for reversing an executive action of president 44.
The absurdity writes itself. But it’s not just absurd, it is evil. The Left thinks every inch they ever get, they rightly own forever. If Trump wants to do something different from Obama, we’ll just sue his ass, and our trained hounds in robes will rule in our favor, because justice and stuff.
And because Coffman wisely is not participating, then, some lefty downtown lawyers will be subsidized generously to go sign briefs and bark out lefty virtue. Hey, Hick, what budget line item does paying hacks to shill come from?
So, what is Colorado to do? Why is our Governor participating in a legal action our Attorney General doesn’t approve?
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We rarely get a chance to see another country’s editorial about the USA
Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper. The article was written by Mr. Cornel Nistorescu and published under the title ‘C’ntarea Americii, meaning ‘Ode ToAmerica ‘) in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei ‘The Daily Event’ or ‘News of the Day’.
~An Ode to America ~
Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.
On 9/ll, the American tragedy turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart. Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a bunch of losers. Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about.
Instead the Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand.
After the first moments of panic, they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing. On every occasion, they started singing: ‘God Bless America !’
I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.
How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being? Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put into collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy. What on earth unites the Americans in such a way? Their land? Their history? Their economic Power? Money? I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one conclusion… Only freedom can work such miracles.
GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!
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“To Thine Own Self Be True..” –Polonius
We are witnessing a phenomenon in Donald Trump that has never been seen before–a man who has remained consistent and true to who and what he is both before, and amazingly–AFTER being elected President of the United States.
And we are also witnessing something unseen or heard of in modern times. The media and his opponents are becoming fatigued and frustrated and tired and worn out in their efforts to destroy him via the usual tactics of weaponizing character assassination via the media and on Capital Hill–by both Democrats AND Republicans.
I predict we will see before the mid-terms, significant Trump SUCCESSES, Legislatively, culturally societally, and globally for one main reason. HE WON’T GO DOWN! And there’s an old axiom that if you can’t beat him–you might consider JOINING him so as to claim some of the victory mantle for yourself.
President Trump Weathers The Storm
1) He has not moved one iota from the same personality or behavior that he was as a business man, candidate, or now President. And you can criticize him all you want–but there is something remarkable and noteworthy about the kind of intestinal fortitude it takes to remain aligned with your core values and personality while under unprecedented attack from all sides.
2) Never in history has an individual withered such an unprecedented and unrelenting attack from every imaginable quarter of our country and the globe! NEVER! And again, forget for the moment your differences with him–people admire public figures who can not just survive this level of onslaught–but actually continues to fight and damage those aligned against him. He is a survivor. He is a warrior. And he has faced down ALL of his opponents with one unrelenting mantra. “Do your worst! And I will do mine! And we will see who is left standing!”
Proof? Every where he goes, there are hundreds of thousands of Americans who enthusiastically cheer him on and support him!
Why? Because like many of us–they are/were sick and tired of not having a voice in Washington. They were sick and tired of a society and culture that had become so politically correct that virtually any utterance became cause for condemnation and censure. They were sick and tired of being called “ignorant and deplorable racists” for the simple act of disagreeing with an incompetent President who happened to be Black. And they were sick and tired of being lectured to that transgender bathrooms and global warming were more important than JOBS! They were tired of a media grown so arrogant and disconnected that truly it has become little more than an opposition Party.
The People’s Champion
In short, Donald Trump HAS become the People’s champion and even a group of disgruntled miscreants as profoundly tone-deaf, dysfunctional, and obtuse as the Democrat Party–are beginning to understand who and what they’re up against. He won’t be intimidated. He won’t be shamed. He won’t be cowed. And he will not be anything other than exactly what we have always known him to be–proud, defiant, obnoxiously arrogant, and a true American Patriot!
So now it only remains to be seen how long his enemies can hold out before they capitulate and attempt to join hands with him–now fully cognizant that they won’t bring him down with the tried and true tactics of the past–unrelenting character assassination and abuse. Not only doesn’t it phase him–he actually seems to GAIN power and strength from the feud! In short–he F’n ENJOYS the very treatment you think will destroy him! I don’t have the words to describe the rarity of that trait. I’m not sure anyone does….
So in closing on this beautiful Sunday, the question remains. A question so impossible even to consider a few months ago–yet hangs relevant today like a looming storm cloud. How long will it take Trump’s adversaries to seek out ways to work with him–having become convinced that seeking his destruction is only a sure-fire recipe for ensuring their own demise…..?
Commentary by Steve Dougherty
To Father an American Champion…provides a roadmap for any father who wants to raise his children to become American Champions. The stories are upbeat and inspirational, utilizing anecdotes from great American legends and their families. My life is dedicated to honoring all fathers while encouraging them to be better fathers. The world will always need champions and heroes and American sons and daughters have historically answered that call because American fathers have instilled in them the seeds of tradition, honor, and purpose. By teaching them to live up to the word citizen – we preserve our common good.”
–Steve Doherty, Author, Business Consultant, Motivational Speaker
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So I manage AT LONG LAST, to get a couple of hours off for lunch, AND, because I can’t leave my desk unattended, I get the janitor in and have him sit in my chair. I tell him that all he has to do is make sure the receiver doesn’t accidentally get put back on the hook. He agrees and I’m off.
First stop, the bank. I change a $50 note into coins and then ask to see a balance of my account. Then I yank the power lead out of the teller’s vdu. It dies. I say I’m in a hurry and is the manager around?
He rolls over like a man-sized twinkie and asks what the problem is. I say that all I want is a balance of my accounts. I cross my fingers. YES! He finds the vdu lead out, plugs it in, and logs in, TO THE MANAGER’S ACCOUNT. Now’s my chance – I slip up against the counter, slopping 200 coins across the counter. The manager ignores it, but all the tellers dive for the money. I watch, unobserved, as the manager types in his password at the breakneck speed of one character a minute. At that rate I should’ve got $100 worth…. He finishes typing. “MONEY”. What a toughy! Well, that’s my mortgage taken care of tonight…
A user that I recognise from “D(eletion)-Day ’89” approaches. I think he’s going to talk to me!! Even the bank manager is shaking his head furiously. But it’s too late, he stops.
“Um, excuse me, Could you tell me what is the best computer to buy to do my thesis on?”
“You’ve heard of Commodore 64’s?” I ask.
“Avoid them like the plague! Not many people know this, but computers aren’t made to handle that much memory – it’s over 64,000 things, more in some cases. It’s a recipe for disaster!”
“Try something safe and proven. A ZX81 with dual cassette drive if you can get it. The 1K ram model. Write that down. Don’t buy a disk drive – You know how they’re always failing, but music cassettes last forever!”
“No worries. What was your username again?”
He tells me. Just in time for D-Day 92. You’d think they’d learn.
I get back to work and the janitor’s asleep at the terminal. I ask him if he wants to work here too, but he likes the ability to bust in on people when they’re in the toilet…
I put the phone back on the hook, and straight away it rings. I hate it when it does that, it takes me AGES to get my walkman phones in.
It’s the hottest hosemonster I’ve ever met, and she’s got a computer problem! I love it when that happens!
“What’s your username?” I ask
She tells me (as if I didn’t know)
Quick as I can I read all her e-mail (mostly boring stuff), then grep everyone else’s mail files for her username. Nothing. Excellent!
“What’s the problem?” I ask, all smiles and charm.
“I can’t save my documents, it says something about space.”
“Not a problem for long” I say, and delete everyone else on the same disk as her. “You should be fine now..”
“Thank you so much” she gushes. I make a mental note to do something to her account again tomorrow. “No worries.”
The phone rings almost before I’ve got it on the hook.
“My files are all gone!” a voice whines out at me.
“When did this happen?” I ask.
“Just now…” he says, through the tears
“I see. Well, I wouldn’t worry, there’s three days till the end of the semester, if you work day and night until then, you should get at least a C-”
He sobs a couple more times then hangs up. What a wimp.
THE PHONE RINGS AGAIN!
“The screen on my PC is really dim” The woman at the other end says “Should I wind the brightness knob up?”
“NO!” I scream “Don’t touch that knob! Have you any idea of the radiation that comes out of that thing when the knob gets wound up?!!!!”
“Well I…” she says, all uncertain.
“TAKE MY ADVICE!” I say “There’s only ONE way to fix a dim display, and that’s by power surging the drivers.”
The words “power surging” and “drivers” have got her. People hear words like that and go into Dummy Mode and do ANYTHING you say. I could tell her to run naked across campus with a powercord rammed up her backside and she’d probably do it… Hmmm…
“Have you got a spare power cord?”
“Oh well, never mind, we’ll have to do the power surge idea… Ok, quick as you can, I want you to flick the power switch of your PC on and off 30 times”
“Should I take my disks out?”
“NO! Do you want to lose all your data!?!”
“Oh! NO! Ok..”
I listen carefully.. ..
…clicky..clikcy…clikky.. .. .. …clicky. …cliccy.. . . BOOM!
Amazing, it probably made it to 27 – the power supply usually shits itself at 15 or so…
“MY COMPUTER BLEW UP!!!” she screams at me down the line.
“Really? Must’ve been a dodgy power supply! Lucky we found out now! Is your machine still under warranty?”
“Dear oh dear. Well, best get it repaired then. Did you backup your files?”
“Yes, to the system, Yesterday, but all this morning’s work is gone!”
“Oh dear. What was your username, I’ll just check that your backups worked ok?”
She tells me….
Stolen from Robert Pryor