Saturday, July 21, 2018

I Left The LEFT Because---

My #walkaway journey began on 9/11. I was a vehement Leftist at the time, totally indoctrinated through college and my own naive arrogance. After 9/11, I wanted answers and started seeking truth. I started listening to Dennis Prager on the radio, and even though I disagreed with almost everything he said and often yelled back at the radio, I kept listening. I even called in and argued with him. Years passed. I got married, had children, and starting losing my naivety and ignorance. It was gradual and took about 10 years, but Dennis Prager's rational, kind, and common sense wisdom broke through the brainwash. I am now a Precinct Leader and GOP electoral delegate in my state, and I am homeschooling our four children so they don't have to undergo the same indoctrination I did. I am happier, more grateful, more fulfilled, and more generous than I ever was when I bought into the Leftist lies. 

I left the Left because I believe values and behavior matter far more than race, gender, and class. Because I have far more in common with Thomas Sowell than Nancy Pelosi, no matter what color our skin or what's between our legs. 

I left the Left because I live in the freest, most diverse, most blessed nation in the history of humanity, and I refuse to allow ignorant ingrates to crap all over it. 

I left the Left because I wanted to fight REAL human evils and not made up hysterias. 

I left the left because I believe intellectual diversity is the only true diversity, and that to silence ideas you disagree with is fascist. 

I left the Left because to encourage people to think they are victims is to condemn them to a life of unhappiness and misery. 

I left the Left because men and masculinity are AMAZING, beautiful, and necessary to a good society. They are not predators, and I am not a victim. 

I left the Left because I studied history, and learned that capitalism is the ONLY economy that has ever created wealth and lifted millions out of poverty. 

I left the Left because I stopped asking "what FEELS good?" and started asking "what DOES good?" 

I'm so excited about this movement. Almost all the major institutions in America are owned by the Left: Hollywood, academia, and the media. But, the last election showed me that there ARE those who can see through the bullshit, who don't care if they are called names and hated, and who understand that the fight to save our country is WORTH IT.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

False Reporting--Trump Takes The Heat

This factual picture is better than 1000 lies!

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Trump Is Not Responsible

 by Hans von Spakovsky 
Who truly is responsible for the 2,000 alien kids who, according to the Associated Press, recently have been separated from their detained illegal alien parents?

There is a lot of blame to share. That includes President Bill Clinton and the alien parents themselves, as well as the courts and immigration policies foolishly created by the Obama administration. The perverse incentives in those policies have endangered the lives and safety of children and helped fund the deadly Mexican drug cartels that run the trafficking networks on our southern border.

You would not know that based on the absurdly biased coverage and virulent protests that have occurred. The Trump administration is simply doing what it is constitutionally charged with doing—enforcing the law.

The president on Wednesday issued an executive order that directs the Department of Homeland Security to keep illegal alien families together “to the extent permitted by law.” That is the crux of the administration’s problem: the extent to which the government is permitted to keep families together while they await removal proceedings.

The liberal Left continue to push their radical agenda against American values. The good news is there is a solution.

In 1997, the Clinton administration entered into a settlement agreement in Flores v. Reno, a lawsuit filed in federal court in California by pro-illegal immigration advocacy groups challenging the detention of juvenile aliens taken into custody by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

The Clinton administration agreed to settle this litigation despite the fact the Supreme Court had upheld the Immigration and Naturalization Service regulation that provided for the release of minors only to their parents, close relatives, or legal guardians.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, the Flores agreement allows the agency to detain unaccompanied minors for only “20 days before releasing them to the Department of Health and Human Services which places the minors in foster or shelter situations until they locate a sponsor.”

But in a controversial decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, the most liberal in the country, has interpreted the settlement agreement to apply to “both minors who are accompanied and unaccompanied by their parents.”

In other words, it is the 9th Circuit’s misinterpretation of the Clinton administration’s settlement agreement that doesn’t allow juvenile aliens to stay with their parents who have been detained for unlawful entry into the country.

Of course, if those parents would simply agree to return to their home countries, they would be immediately reunited with their children. So those who come here illegally are themselves to blame for their children being assigned to foster care or to another family member or sponsor who may be in the country.

The executive order signed by President Donald Trump directs the attorney general to file a request with the federal court in the Flores case to modify the settlement agreement to allow the government “to detain alien families together throughout the pendency of criminal proceedings for improper entry or any removal or other immigration proceedings.”

Of course, the administration’s critics know about this settlement and know it limits the ability of the administration to keep alien families together. The point of their propaganda war is to force the Trump administration to terminate its zero-tolerance policy of prosecuting all adult aliens for illegal entry, stop all detentions, and return to the “catch and release” policies of the prior administration.
The executive order did not indicate the president was in any way relaxing the zero-tolerance policy. Unfortunately, an unconfirmed news report the day after the executive order was signed cited a “senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official” as claiming the Department of Homeland Security was “suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody.”
If this is accurate, then many illegal aliens currently in detention will be released because of a lack of adequate family detention centers.
“Catch and release” was the policy of giving illegal aliens a court date and then releasing them, a practice which enables many of them to disappear into the vast interior of this country. Such a policy is not a viable option.
As Mark Metcalf, former immigration judge, points out, for example, after 9/11 the number of aliens who failed to show up for their immigration hearings reached 58 percent in 2005 and 2006. Over the past two decades, 37 percent of all illegal aliens released pending an immigration hearing fled and never showed up for trial.
The Obama administration provided a huge incentive for illegal aliens to smuggle children across the border, since a child acted as a get-out-of-jail-free card for avoiding detention and prosecution for the adult accompanying the child. As the Department of Homeland Security correctly says, this policy “incited smugglers to place children into the hands of adult strangers so they can pose as families and be released from immigration custody after crossing the border, creating another safety issue for these children.”
In 2013, a federal judge issued a searing indictment of the Obama administration’s policy of reuniting children with their illegal alien parents in the U.S. who had paid human traffickers to smuggle the children into the U.S. and taking no action against the parents.
As Judge Andrew Hanen said in a case against a human trafficker who was caught with a 10-year-old girl, the administration’s policy was to complete “the criminal mission of individuals who are violating the border security of the United States.” He called the policy “dangerous and unconscionable” because it encourages illegal aliens to place their “minor children in perilous situations subject to the whims of evil individuals.”
Hanen listed the crimes he had seen committed against illegal aliens by traffickers, including assault, rape, kidnapping, and murder, and catalogued the “violence, extortion, forced labor, sexual assault, or prostitution” to which the aliens were subjected. Funds paid to these human traffickers by illegal aliens directly fund dangerous drug cartels such as Mexico’s Los Zetas.
Another reason for the current separation problem is illegal aliens trying to take advantage of our generous asylum law. If an alien follows the law by presenting himself at a port of entry with his family and claiming asylum, then his claim will be reviewed and his family will stay together.
It is when aliens are caught illegally crossing the border and then claim asylum that they have put themselves into the situation of being prosecuted for illegal entry. They are then separated from their children because of the Clinton-era settlement.
Something else to keep in mind when it comes to the credibility—or lack of credibility—of many asylum claims these days is that many aliens pass through countries with their own asylum laws on their way here—including Mexico. If an alien doesn’t claim asylum before he gets to the U.S., that is a pretty good sign his reason for coming to the U.S. is more about economics than asylum.
This issue of alien children being separated from their parents who are being prosecuted for illegal entry also should be kept in perspective. Our justice system doesn’t refuse to arrest, prosecute, and jail citizens when they break the law because they happen to have children.
As Peter Kirsanow, a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, points out, a report from the Department of Health and Human Services shows that more than 20,000 children were placed in foster care in 2016 because of “Parent Incarceration.”
None of those protesting against the Trump administration seem concerned that 10 times more American children than the 2,000 alien children cited in the Associated Press report were separated from their parents in 2016 because of violations of the law by their parents.
As Kirsanow says, it is “regrettable” children are separated from their parents. But “people who cross the border illegally have committed a crime, and one of the consequences of being arrested and detained is, unfortunately, that their children cannot stay with them.
It is not Trump who is responsible for this.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Personification Is Not An Excuse

by Beth Alcazar (June 05, 2018)
Personification is an effective literary tool used as a method for describing something. It is a technique by which human characteristics, qualities or emotions are attributed to something that is not human — or even alive. Personification can add interest to a poem, presentation, advertisement or story. It’s fun to read. It can bring life and understanding to the subject at hand. For example, have you ever heard someone say, “Traffic slowed to a crawl,” or, “The stars winked in the night sky?” We know that cars are not literally crawling around the asphalt like infants. We also understand that big balls of gas in space are not human, and they do not have eyes, so they cannot wink. But we also comprehend what is meant by both statements: Traffic was really bad, and the starlight twinkled.

With that, I would argue that most people know that an inanimate object does not really have feelings, needs, desires or the ability to do human things. We get it. So that is one reason it bothers me so much that people are allowing — and falling for — the personification of firearms.
Consider the gun owner who destroyed his AR-15 in a viral video after the atrocious incident at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He stated, “I can’t live knowing that my gun’s out there, and it can one day possibly commit a horrific act like the other day in Florida.”
See the problem?
We know that guns do not kill people. While they can certainly be used by human beings for malicious intentions, guns are not alive. They cannot commit crimes. They do not have emotions. They do not get angry. They cannot make decisions. Guns do not choose to wound or kill. They cannot move on their own. They do not have the ability to get up and go.
Guns are things — inanimate objects — and yet, guns are constantly blamed for injuries. Guns are blamed for deaths. Guns are blamed for mass shootings. This blaming is an egregious error because personifying firearms takes away attention from the person or people who actually committed the crime. It takes away the responsibility of the criminals who use guns to hurt or kill others. It takes away the accountability from the human beings at fault. And instead of people seeing these bad guys and wanting to bring them to justice, people are seeing the guns and wanting them either destroyed or taken away. And sadly, that’s not the problem. And it’s certainly not the solution.
Personification is a poetic technique; it is not an excuse for terrible people to do terrible things with guns.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The NRA Vilain Or Not?

None of its 5 million plus members has ever been involved in a mass-shooting; however the NRA is being accused of being responsible for mass-school shootings.
Some fanatics are even calling them a ‘terrorist’ organization.  
Let’s examine the ‘evil’ things that the NRA has done:
1.       The NRA actually wrote the “National Instant Criminal Background Check” (NICS) bill for Congress.  Since then they have advocated for a stronger bill.
2.      Since passage of the bill, the NRA has pushed for better compliance by the states because only 12 states fully comply with reporting felons to be included on the NICS.  
3.      The NRA has encouraged that those mental patients that are adjudicated to be at risk, be included on the NICS.
4.      The NRA provides training programs for local, state, and federal police agencies.
5.      The NRA provides training programs for K thru 12 on firearm safety.
6.      The NRA is the governing body for firearm completion within the U.S.A.
7.      The NRA is the largest protector of the 2nd Amendment and therefore, the largest protector of the U.S. Constitution.
Congress uses the NRA as a scapegoat for their failure to enact firearm legislation.  The real reason that they can’t enact ‘effective’ firearm legislation is because there is nothing that can be enacted that would prevent any of the mass shootings.  Yes, the NRA does lobby Congress to insure just and effective legislation, but it does not contribute mast sums of money to individual campaigns.  The NRA’s main contribution to elections is the power of its endorsement.
Congress is reluctant to undertake the one thing that has been common to ALL of the mass-shootings in schools—mind altering drugs like Prozac.  Congress will have to be bold and address the HIPAA regulations before the mental health issues can be addressed by the background check.
As we all know the only thing Congress is bold about is blaming others for their lack of courage.
Oh yes, the NRA is an advocate for “Concealed Carry”!   They have a slogan, “Only a good man with a gun can stop a bad man with a gun”.
This would have been the case during the largest mass- school shooting in America that occurred at VPI (July 16, 2007).  Thirty-two were killed and 17 were wounded.  A number of student survivors who were concealed carry permit holders, stated that had they been permitted to ‘carry’ on campus, they could HAVE taken the shooter down.  The weapons used by the ‘insane’ shooter were a pair of 9 mm handguns.
For the record; at the present time, there are over 11 million concealed carry permit holders in the U.S.A., they have a better misuse of firearms record and that of the police.
In truth, concealed carry permit holders thwart crimes many times every day.  You don’t hear about these stories because they don’t fit the Medias anti-firearm agenda.
This writer fails to see anything that would indicate that the NRA has contributed in any way to mass-shootings.
 Certainly it is not a terrorist organization.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

FACTS Not Reported By The 'FAKE' News!

The following information is not in dispute!
However, it is not being reported by our so called mainstream media.

And it was Trump that they investigated for collusion!

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

What The 'Left' Promises If They Gain Control In The 2018 Elections

Several Democrat members of Congress have proudly stated their intentions, assuming that they are back in the majority after the upcoming November elections.

The following is a list of their ‘promises to date:

Impeach number 45 (Donald J. Trump)
Impeach number 46 (Mike Pence)
Repeal the Trump tax cuts.
Reinstate the Obamacare mandate.
Cut the military budget.
Ban of semiautomatic firearms.
Create a National firearm owner’s registry.
Reinstate the war on coal.
Fully fund Obamacare.
Open up immigration to all.
Protect Sanctuary cities.
Raise taxes. (They really didn’t have to tell us this one)
Prevent any form of voter identification. (A number of them have actually stated that “undocumented immigrants”, more accurately known as illegal aliens, should be allowed to vote.)

And at least two Democrats running for the House seats and one that is running for the Senate have called for the confiscation of all firearms.

There are certainly other items that they have promised that this blog is not yet aware of and you may rest assured that the list will grow as the election nears.

The truth is that the Progressives are not really concerned about Donald Trump the individual; they are trying to stage a coup by invalidating an election that did not go their way.  They do not believe in the ability or the right of the American people to govern themselves.

They are upset that their master plan that started more than fifty years ago was thwarted just as it was about to payoff.   Obama was to finish us off, but the Tea Party through a Monkey wrench in the works.  Then the Hillary coronation was to allow the naming of another non-constitutionalist judge to the SCOTUS. 

Another “Liberal” judge would have guaranteed nullification of the 2nd Amendment, probably finished off what is left of the protection of religion in the 1st Amendment, and end States Rights as defined in the Constitution.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Am I A Sexist?

According to Hillary Clinton, if I voted for someone other than her, I am a sexist.

A number of her friends have expressed similar views and a few have written books on the subject.

Let me explain my obvious sexist views:

1.      I believe in the U.S. Constitution.  That means that every Supreme Court, in fact, all Federal Court justices, should be strict constitutionalist.  Hillary stated on several occasions that she would not appoint any constitutionalist judges.  (Not what I want from any president)

2.      The Clintons went from being broke in January 2001 to having a net worth in excess of $220 million in 2013.  That’s an average gain of over $18,000,000/yr.  The only lottery that they won was named the ‘Clinton Foundation’ which brought in millions of dollars in return for political favors.  She and Bill are crooked!  (Not what I want from any president)

3.      Hillary promised to continue the same failed economic policies as Obama put in place.  (Not what I want from any president)

4.      Hillary said that she would continue a foreign policy in which she would lead from behind.  A   practice which resulted in Obama kissing a lot of asses, most notably that of Vladimir Putin.  (Not what I want from any president)

5.      Hillary supports the dangerously flawed Iranian Nuclear Treaty.  (Not what I want from any president)

6.      Hillary said that she would continue the Obama policy with respect to North Korea.  (Not what I want from any president)

7.      Hillary supports open borders. To her, illegal voters are more important than the terrorist, the MS-13 members, and the tons of illegal drugs pouring in from Mexico.  (Not what I want from any president)

There and at least another dozen items including her email scandals, the Benghazi failure and cover-up, and a rigged nomination, that kept this citizen from voting for Mrs. Clinton.

If bring a Patriot, or supporting the U.S. Constitution, or not wanting my country overrun by uninvited immigrants makes me a sexist, I will wear that title as a badge of honor. 

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Monday, March 5, 2018

How Can Someone Who Lives In Insane Luxury Be A Star?

Ben Stein’s Last Column   (August 9, 2004)
How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today’s World?
As I begin to write this, I “slug” it, as we writers say, which means I put a heading on top of the document to identify it. This heading is “FINAL,” and it gives me a shiver to write it. I have been doing this column for so long that I cannot even recall when I started. I loved writing this column so much for so long I came to believe it would never end. It worked well for a long time, but gradually, my changing as a person and the world’s change have overtaken it.

On a small scale, Morton’s [famous restaurant which was often frequented by Hollywood stars], while better than ever, no longer attracts as many stars as it used to. It still brings in the rich people in droves and definitely some stars. I saw Samuel L. Jackson there a few days ago, and we had a nice visit, and right before that, I saw and had a splendid talk with Warren Beatty in an elevator, in which we agreed that Splendor in the Grass was a super movie. But Morton’s is not the star galaxy it once was, though it probably will be again.

Beyond that, a bigger change has happened. I no longer think Hollywood stars are terribly important. They are uniformly pleasant, friendly people, and they treat me better than I deserve to be treated. But a man or woman who makes a huge wage for memorizing lines and reciting them in front of a camera is no longer my idea of a shining star we should all look up to.

How can a man or woman who makes an eight-figure wage and lives in insane luxury really be a star in today’s world, if by a “star” we mean someone bright and powerful and attractive as a role model? Real stars are not riding around in the backs of limousines or in Porsches or getting trained in yoga or Pilates and eating only raw fruit while they have Vietnamese girls do their nails. They can be interesting, nice people, but they are not heroes to me any longer.

A real star is the soldier of the 4th Infantry Division who poked his head into a hole on a farm near Tikrit, Iraq. He could have been met by a bomb or a hail of AK-47 bullets. Instead, he faced an abject Saddam Hussein and the gratitude of all of the decent people of the world. A real star is the U.S. soldier who was sent to disarm a bomb next to a road north of Baghdad. He approached it, and the bomb went off and killed him.. A real star, the kind who haunts my memory night and day, is the U.S. soldier in Baghdad who saw a little girl playing with a piece of unexploded ordnance on a street near where he was guarding a station. He pushed her aside and threw himself on it just as it exploded. He left a family desolate in California and a little girl a live in Baghdad.

The stars who deserve media attention are not the ones who have lavish weddings on TV but the ones who patrol the streets of Mosul even after two of their buddies were murdered and their bodies battered and stripped for the sin of trying to protect Iraqis from terrorists. We put couples with incomes of $100 million a year on the covers of magazines.

The noncoms and officers who barely scrape by on military pay but stand on guard in Afghanistan and Iraq and on ships and in submarines and near the Arctic Circle are anonymous as they live and die.

I am no longer comfortable being a part of the system that has such poor values, and I do not want to perpetuate those values by pretending that who is eating at Morton’s is a big subject. There are plenty of other stars in the American firmament….the policemen and women who go off on] patrol in South Central and have no idea if they will return alive. The orderlies and paramedics who bring in people who have been in terrible accidents and prepare them for surgery, the teachers and nurses who throw their whole spirits into caring for autistic children, the kind men and women who work in hospices and in cancer wards. Think of each and every fireman who was running up the stairs at the World Trade Center as the towers began to collapse.

Now you have my idea of a real hero. We are not responsible for the operation of the universe, and what happens to us is not terribly important.

God is real, not a fiction, and when we turn over our lives to Him, he takes far better care of us than we could ever do for ourselves. In a word, we make ourselves sane when we fire ourselves as the directors of the movie of our lives and turn the power over to Him.

I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters. This is my highest and best use as a human. I can put it another way. Years ago, I realized I could never be as great an actor as Olivier or as good a comic as Steve Martin–or Martin Mull or Fred Willard–or as good an economist as Samuelson or Friedman, or as good a writer as Fitzgerald. Or even remotely close to any of them. But I could be a devoted father to my son, husband to my wife and, above all, a good son to the parents who had done so much for me. This came to be my main task in life. I did it moderately well with my son, pretty well with my wife and well indeed with my parents (with my sister’s help). I cared for and paid attention to them in their declining years. I stayed with my father as he got sick, went into extremis, into a coma, and then entered immortality with my sister and me reading him the Psalms.

This was the only point at which my life touched the lives of the soldiers in Iraq or the firefighters in New York. I came to realize that life lived to help others is the only one that matters and that it is my duty, in return for the lavish life God has devolved upon me, to help others He has placed in my path. This is my highest and best use as a human.

EDITORS NOTE: These same arguments apply to the so called "stars" when it comes to politics and social issues. 

It seems that all they really believe is the ilk that is spewed in the anti-American, anti-capitalism, anti-military, anti-religion, and anti-morality films that they appear in and watch.  Playing in a war film does make you a hero, playing a farmers wife does not make you a farm expert, playing a college professor does not make you a genius, but being a directors mistress will get you staring role.

Joe McCarthy's methods might be questioned, but his primus was correct, Hollywood was and is  full of Socialist/Communist.--WD

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