Saturday, February 18, 2017

Whatever Happened To Randoph Scott?

In 1974 the Statler Brothers asked in song, “Whatever happened to Randolph Scott?”

That was their way of addressing the decline in the in morality and quality of the movie industry.

The first five verses and the final verses of the song are as follows:

 “Everybody knows when you go to the show
You can't take the kids along

You've gotta read the paper and know the code
Of G, PG and R and X

You gotta know what the movie's about
Before you even go

Tex Ritter's gone and Disney's dead
The screen is filled with sex.

Whatever happened to Randolph Scott
Ridin' the range alone?“

“Whatever happened to all of these                                                                                                   
Has happened to the industry”

For over a year and a half the old WatchDog was confined to a hospital bed.  During that period, I passed a lot of time watching movies that were filmed from the early 1930’s through 2016.

My observation is that in the ‘30’s, ‘40’s, ‘50’s movie makers depended on quality writing, good directing, and very talented actors and actresses to produce entertaining films.  It is amazing how many of those early performers and it wasn’t limited to the stars, could dance, sing, and actually act.

At some point, probably in the early ‘60’s, the industry began to morph into the anti-American, anti-Military, anti-Capitalism, anti-Religion, Ultraliberal, Pornographic industry that it is today.

 Hollywood will tell you that they are not pornographic, but what else can you call full nudity and simulated(?) sex.  They place this crap in PG13 and R rated movies.  Can anyone explain the difference between Hollywood porn and XXX porn?

The truth is that Hollywood currently, has very little talent at any level and without Special Effects , nudity, and raw sex, Hollywood would be out of business.

The television industry isn’t much better.

Sports are generally very good.

But there are few prime time shows that are both entertaining and decent family fair.

Even the news is bad on the major television networks.  They tend to filter the news so badly that distort facts and events until it nothing but propaganda.

FOX News reports are far more accurate than the others, but they spend far too much time on commentary/discussion and too little time reporting.

For those of you that are fortunate enough to get ‘One America News (OANN)’; you have access to excellent unfiltered news with only two commentary programs per day.  And they make it clear just what is and is not commentary.

The MA14 rating in TV is just as bad as the PG13 rating in movies.

When TV writers run out of ideas or ratings begin to slip, shows often resort to adding sex and some programs, like “Two and a half men” are all sex from beginning to end.

A prime example of a show running out of good writing was the “The Good Wife”.  For two or three season’s it was a good entertaining program.  Then they hit a wall and added an abundance of sex at which point a more accurate title would have been “Just Another Slut”.

One notable exception in television movies is the Hall Mark channel.   They have an abundance of quality actresses and actors, quality stories that don’t have to rely on sex or special effects to be entertaining.

In answer to the Statler Brothers question “Whatever to Randolph Scott?”

Talent  was replaced with nudity, sex, and special effects.

Note: For those too young to know-Randolph Scott was a very talented actor in drama, light comedy, and best known for Western’s.

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Popular Vote vs. Electoral College

There has been a great deal of discussion over the fact that in the final count Mrs. Clinton had a 2.9 million (2.1%) edge in the popular vote, yet she lost the election.  The Progressives claim that this proves that the Electoral College is obsolete.

Before we discuss the relevance of the Electoral College, let us do some analysis of the election results.
If we take look at the voting results of 49 states, not including California, we find that Donald Trump had an edge of 306 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 177 electoral votes.   Mr. Trump won with 63% of the electoral votes and in addition he had a 1.4 million edge in the popular vote.
If we include California, we find that Donald Trump still has a commanding edge of 306 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 232 electoral votes.   Mr. Trump wins with 57% of the electoral votes but he loses the popular vote by a margin of 2.9 million votes.
If the election was determined by popular vote, a few coastal cities in California would have overturned the decision made by 98% of the nation.
The truth is that if the popular vote was used, every election would be decided by a relatively few cities.  Most of them located on the east and west coasts.
In spite of how they are maligned by our schools, the Founding Fathers were a brilliant group of men.  When they were writing the Constitution, a strongly argued issue was States Rights.   The states with big populations wanted the number of legislators to be determined by population.  Small sates wanted an equal voice for all states.
The result was our two body congress in which each state would appoint two members to the Senate, and the House of Representatives which gives each state a number of members which is based on their population.  (NOTE:  After the Civil War, Senators were changed to elected rather than appointed)
At the time the Constitution was written, about 90% of the nation by area was rural while the majority the population lived in large towns and cities.   At that time the President and Vice President (they were elected separately) would have been elected by just three or four cities.  As the 'by county 2016 election map', shown below, indicates, the same is still today.
RED indicates counties carried by the GOP--BLUE indicates counties carried by the DEM
There is little doubt that if elections were determined by New York City, Chicago, and California, we would have uncontrolled borders, only criminals would own firearms, the Constitution would be in shreds and we would be living under communism.
If that is the United States that you want, than by all means do away with the Electoral College.
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Friday, January 13, 2017

The President / The Senate / Supreme Court Nominees

In May of 2016, President Barak Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to be a Justice of the Supreme Court.
Since that time, the Senate has refused to vote on or to hold hearings on Judge Garland’s nomination.
There have been claims:
“The President should be able to name anyone that he wants to the court.”
“Congress has failed to act and thereby lost any say in the matter.”
“Congress is not fulfilling their Constitutional duties.”

The Appointment Clause of the Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2) states that the president "shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint ... Judges of the Supreme Court."

In reference to the President, the US Constitution, Article II, Section 1, states that before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."

The Senators take an oath as follows: 
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God”.

If the President is going to live up to the preserve, protect, and defend part of the oath, then he/she is obligated to name judges that are strict constitutionalists and not those that view the Constitution as a living document that the courts can change at will.
None of Obama’s three nominees met this requirement.  Congress, knowing that Obama would never nominate a pro-constitution judge did, as a practical matter, approve the first two nominees, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.
The Senate understood that the appointment of Judge Garland would have begun the dismantling of the U.S. Constitution and held out hope (a very slim hope at the time) that Mrs. Clinton would not become the President and finish the destruction of the constitutional United States!
Is the opinion of this writer that the Senate, by not acting on Garland’s nomination, fulfilled their constitutional duties thereby saving the United Sates as we know it!

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Monday, November 21, 2016

American Uprising

Daniel Greenfield (Nov 9, 2016)
This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.
It’s midnight in America. The day before, fifty million Americans
got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been
grinding them down. They stood there even though the media
told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the
chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore.
They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were
workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries.
They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves.
They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the
“unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took
a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one
by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working
class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got\
to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the\
nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while
their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they
got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they
could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law
and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back\
against being told that they had to watch what they say. They
fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted
to work for a living and take care of their families.
They fought and they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men
chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural
thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall,
they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And
how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country.
They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a
Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk
right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes
and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.

They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone
knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights
movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims?
What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses.
The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not
the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.

They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits
had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead
they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.
And they changed everything.

Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America.
A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies
and it was no longer your America. It was his.

He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of
history was right and inevitable.

And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and
they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling
to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.
And America said, “No.”

Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the
Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid
no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in
the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.

Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories
couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars
couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from
coming to America or to deport the illegal aliens turning towns
and cities into gangland territories.

It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible.
hey turned the world upside down.

It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC
calls it a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen.
The same machine that crushed the American people for two
straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and
non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.

Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it
with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them
it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while
Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration.

They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove
through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their
children to tell them that they had done their best for their future.
They bet on America. And they won.

They won improbably. And they won amazingly.
They were tired of ObamaCare. They were tired of unemployment.
They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their
sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They
were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired
of seeing their America disappear.

And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope.
Their last chance to be heard.

Watch all the left’s video stunts. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed
Donald Trump. Here’s three ways Samantha Bee broke the internet
by taunting Trump supporters. These three minutes of Stephen
Colbert talking about how stupid Trump is owns the internet.
Watch Madonna curse out Trump supporters. Watch Katy Perry.
Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey Jr. Watch Beyonce
campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click away!

Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.
The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about
personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million
people whose names no one except a server will ever know
fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding
Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for
someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was
about the union men who nodded along when the organizers
told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.

No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will
never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them.
They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real
Americans have always done. They did the impossible.

America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our
forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants.
Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.

The day when we stop being able to pull off the impossible is
he day that America will cease to exist. Today is not that day.
Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.

Midnight has passed. A new day has come.
And everything is about to change.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Obama's Call For Gun Registration Sounds Familiar

Obama's call for gun registration sounds familiar

It was the first step in confiscation in Hitler's Germany
and it will be the first step in confiscation in AMERICA! 

Don't let it happen here.
Support the Second Amendment!
Protect the Amendment that protects ALL of the other Right's
Protect FREEDOM!

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Linked: The Popularity Of Trump And The Massacre In San Bernadino

Since the first poll showing Donald Trump as the leader of the GOP candidates, the pundits and the journalists have been predicting his fall.   

When Trump spoke out against illegal immigrates they said his numbers would plummet.
 After all, the media keeps reporting that the vast majority of Americans support amnesty. If the media is correct, would not the voters be repulsed by Trumps rhetoric?
However, the point margin between Trump and the other candidates grew even wider.  Contrary to popular relief, the American people seemed to like what Trump had to say.

When Barack Obama announced his plan to import thousands of Syrian refugees, The Donald spoke against the stupidity of Obama’s plan to import thousands of Syrian refugees which are certain to have ISIS terrorists embed with them.  German Intelligence had recently reported that they have identified nearly 7900 ISIS terrorist that came with the Syrian refugees that they have absorbed to date.  Trump even went so far as to suggest that perhaps we should impose a moratorium on all Muslims, at least until we learn to weed out the terrorists among them.

Once Again, the pundits, journalists, including many Republicans predicted Trumps fall from grace.   And once again, the polls proved them to be wrong.

So you ask—How could these ‘experts’ all be so wrong?

That’s where the San Bernardino Massacre comes in.

 As soon as the police identified the two terrorists, several people stepped forward to say that they had observed questionable activity at the terrorist’s home.   When asked why they had not reported this activity—each said that they were afraid of being branded a profiler or a bigot.

Tens of millions of U.S. citizens are intimidated by the thought police to the point that they will not express their feelings on nearly anything. 

When you engage people in casual, unguarded conversation you discover that most people are very concerned about amnesty.  They are concerned about the dilution of their votes and the drain on resources like healthcare, Medicare, social security, and other programs.

Almost no one wants a ‘comprehensive’ amnesty plan.  They want the boarders sealed. They want the alien criminals deported.  They want sanctuary cities ended. After that, they want a multi-year process by which those who came here illegally may earn permanent residence status without the right to vote.

As a result of this intimidation, no one really knows what American’s want—but that is how the administration likes it.

They don’t want us discussing global warming, same sex marriage, illegal immigration, Islamic issues, or the war on terrorism.  They don’t want us discussing these issues because they know that they will lose every intellectual debate.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Suspension Of Entry Of Inadmissible Aliens

8 US. Code 1182 - Inadmissible aliens 

(f) Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.

It's the LAW!

But some how Donald Trump is said to be a fool, bigot, and/or racist because he proposes to use the law which was  written so that our President can fulfill his duty to safe-guard the American people.

Perhaps, the real fools are those who put political correctness and their fear of criticism ahead of the nations security.

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