Monthly Archives: February 2017

LIBERALS ON ALAN COLMES

Fox Cable News personality, Alan Colmes, passed away on Thursday, February 23, 2017 after a brief illness. Alan will best be remembered as the liberal side of popular Fox News program, Hannity & Colmes which aired from 1996 to 2009.

Source: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Source: Peter Kramer/Getty Images

Hannity &Colmes, along with The O’Reilly Factor were the first two shows I watched on FNC after my cable provider began offering FNC in late 2000. I was attracted to Hannity & Colmes because both sides were presented. I was just as much the conservative in 2000 as I am now. Alan was likable, but always wrong and it was obvious that the show was geared so that the conservative, Sean Hannity always got the upper hand. I always surmised that Alan was paid lots of money for that.

On the day that Alan passed away, I was out, and didn’t learn of his untimely death until late afternoon. I teared up. And it just so happened that I was thinking about Alan a few days before his death and wondered if there would ever be a chance that he and Sean would get together again.

That evening, I watched some of the tributes to Alan from a few the Fox News personalities. Even though most of these folks are conservative, you could tell that they were genuinely saddened by Alan’s death. Because Sean Hannity was at CPAC, Kimberly Guilfoyle was sitting in for him on Hannity. At the end of the show, Sean called in to talk about Alan. You could tell that he was in tears. Despite their political differences, the two were friends.

Of course, I couldn’t help but wonder what other liberals would say about Alan’s death. I had heard that many didn’t like him because he worked for Fox News. And while I couldn’t find anything after a few minutes of googling, I seem to remember that former President Barack Obama once chastised Alan because he worked for Fox News.  One of things I recall Sean mentioning is his on-air tribute to Alan was that Alan loved the Fox News, and I do remember Alan taking up for FNC when others would besmirch the network.

While I posted from the Wing Nut Gal Facebook page a blurb extending my sympathies to Alan’s family and shared it with my person FB friends, I do not remember seeing any liberal FB friends posting anything about Alan. Though, one liberal FB friend like my post.

Slate.com, the afternoon of Alan’s death posted an article entitled, Alan Colmes, Buffoon and Patsy, was Fox News’ Original Liberal Weakling. What a hateful title! Just another reason why liberals are the real haters in this country.

The article first dissed those on FNC who paid tribute to Alan, indicating that they were believable because “Colmes was the most absurd, useless, and mocked television personality in America for many years, precisely because he was nice.” Slate further indicated that not only was Alan a buffoon and a patsy, he played the role to perfection. As if the above wasn’t enough to demonstrate hate, Slate went on to describe the Hannity & Colmes show as a dreadful, morally bankrupt, Foxified version of Crossfire (a CNN show), that ran for a dozen years and birthed the even more dreadful and morally bankrupt Hannity. Slate also described Hannity & Colmes, as racist, homophobic, and Islamophobic.

While it was obvious that Alan was to often “stand down” and let Sean get in the last word, the words Slate used to describe Alan’s role on the show were egregiously over the line. Patsy, buffoon? Not hardly.

Alan’s leaving Hannity & Colmes coincided with the inauguration of President Barack Obama in January, 2009. FNC indicated that Alan wanted to do more with his radio show, and Sean was given his own show. Alan continued to do guest appearances, more notable appearing with sister-in-law, Monica Crowley, on Bill O’Reilly’s, “Barack and a Hard Place” segment. Slate indicated that this was a demotion. That’s unknown.

Slate went on to indicate that Alan made liberals look dumb, and to millions of Americans, Alan Colmes was liberalism. Alan certainly didn’t make liberals look dumb. Though, in my opinion, Alan made liberals look nice when the left-leaning media outlets were making liberals look not so nice. Alan was a top-notch example of a liberal and liberalism. Isaac Chotiner, the author of this piece did say that Alan was not a complete moron because he was smart enough to know he was being used, but took the money that his services demanded.

Chotiner ended the article by saying that we can mourn the fact that Alan won’t be around to watch the political era that he, as an important cog in the Fox News machine, helped to usher in, but the rest of us have no choice. Could Chotiner possibly be partially blaming Alan Colmes for Hillary’s defeat and Donald Trump’s victory?

While I have heard no liberals other than the ones on FNC, and there are liberals who work for FNC, comment on Alan Colmes’ death, the article that is the subject of this post exudes more hate for Alan, now that he’s no longer with us, than I can fathom.

Alan, you deserve better from your fellow liberals. Rest in Peace.

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UNLEASHED LIBERALS

Years and years ago, I heard Rush Limbaugh comment that liberals were the craziest when they were out of power.

Now that the left no longer has the presidency, the Congress, and hopefully soon, power will return to the right on the Supreme Court, we have unleashed liberals, saying anything to get attention, not caring if it is true or false.

I often use the term, “tolerant left.” I have even told some folks that I coined the term. Bill O’Reilly has used the term, but only after I used it. It’s no secret to anyone that liberals are the most tolerant and open-minded people on earth except when you don’t agree with them and where they stand on political issues. Then you are subject to ridicule and being called a moron, idiot, clueless, and a few other monikers which I won’t put in print.

A week ago, an interesting looking article appeared on my newsfeed. The headline read: Trump Takes Breather from White House, Hold Rally this Weekend

This article was shared by a liberal and contained comments by unleashed liberals. According to most news outlets, President Trump has worked every day since he’s been in office, but these unleashed liberals were accusing him of taking the weekends off. In fact, on this particular weekend, it was announced early on Friday (February 17, 2017) that after going to the Charleston Boeing plant for the unveiling of a new plane, that he would be spending a weekend working at Mar-a-Lago. The unleashed liberals claimed that he had already taken three vacations since becoming president. The unleashed liberals were also complaining about the so-called campaign rally that he was holding late Saturday afternoon, saying that he had better things to do with his time that attend a rally. One poster on another thread implied that the president only worked 9-5, five days a week.

The problems with these unleashed liberals, among other things, is they can’t seem to understand what they read. Ever since I’ve been commenting on liberal threads, I often must explain what I write two or three times to get a liberal to understand what I’m writing about. It makes me wonder if, to avoid admitting to being wrong, they’re attempting to change the subject.

When I commented, asking the participants on the thread, would they rather the president play golf or go on a date night like Obama was continuously doing, the comments were generally that he should be doing the country’s work, instead. One commenter even said there was no precedence for such a rally. Again, the unleashed liberals can’t comprehend what they read or hear. No precedence for such a rally? Does there have to be. Remember, Jimmy Carter started his presidency out with those fireside chats, a new thing in the era of television. Not since Franklin Roosevelt had that been done. I further pointed out to the unleashed liberals that Obama held multiple rallies when foisting Obamacare on the American people. They denied it, but, as usual, they were wrong. After one commenter kept insisting that he had better things with that two hours Saturday evening that to hold a rally, I got a little chippy and indicated that she should apply for the position of scheduling advisor.

These threads, whether they are conservative leaning or liberal leaning always get off subject. One commenter asked about FEMA aid for the New Orleans tornado victims and for the Oroville damn scenario in California. I had read where California Governor Moonbeam had an acknowledgement from President Trump that assistance was approved and on the way. While I never heard anything about FEMA assistance to New Orleans. If it had been delayed, we would have heard about it. You can “betcha” bottom dollar. Of course, one unleashed liberal whined because she thought President Trump should have said something about the disasters. Upon this, I informed her that during the Nashville, Tennessee flood of 2010, Obama never talked about it, nor did he visit the Nashville area. I then threw in the fact that after the generational tornado outbreak on April 27, 2011 where parts of the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia were devastated by long-form violent tornadoes, the only thing Obama did was visit Tuscaloosa, Alabama a few weeks after the fact.

The thread got very contentions with a number of the commenters piling on me, which is nothing new. At one point, one of the commenters attacked me in way that I have never been attacked, even by the most hate-filled unleashed liberals. At first, I laughed and shook my head. But after several hours, I started thinking that this particular attack was way out of line. I responded to the commenter that his/her (couldn’t tell from first name if man or woman) comments may have crossed the line when it comes to appropriateness. I then asked this person to take the comments down. I wasn’t holding my breath that the comments would be removed, but in less than twenty-four hours, they were.

Before their gal lost the election, liberals were the real haters, racists, bigots, and liars. Plus, they’ve always had trouble with reading comprehension and don’t care about the truth. Get ready, this new wave of unleashed liberals is becoming their former selves on steroids.

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MELBOURNE CAMPAIGN RALLY

Was the so-called Melbourne campaign rally held by President Trump at the Melbourne-Orlando International Airport a waste of time or a stroke of genius?

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When the Melbourne campaign rally was first announced, I was indifferent about it. It was being billed as a campaign rally because President Trump had already signed up to run for president in 2020 and the funds to pay for the rally were coming out of the campaign.

Of course, it goes without saying that those of the “tolerant left” totally trashed it. Here are a few of the comments that were made on a liberal thread to an article from Poliltico entitled, “Trump to Take Breather from White House, Hold Rally this Weekend.”

  • Hasn’t he taken a break every weekend so far?
  • He’s up to avoiding news conferences.
  • Rally to make himself feel good.
  • I would rather him do his (deleted) job instead of wasting taxpayer money on his vacations. The Presidency isn’t a Monday-Friday, 9-5 job.
  • I’d rather he do his job. Did you get vacations after three weeks on any job you’ve ever had? Me either.

And these were some of the plainer vanilla comments that were made. Furthermore, on this thread, commenters were alleging that President Trump had already taken three vacations since his inauguration. That’s bunk and everyone, including the liberals who are alleging this know it. He’s worked every day or almost every day since assuming the office of the presidency. Visit whitehouse.gov to see a list of his accomplishments.

Back to the Melbourne campaign Rally, was it a waste of time or a stroke of genius. I think even the “tolerant left” would admit to themselves behind closed doors that it was a stroke of genius.

We almost lost this country and had Hillary Clinton been elected president, within four years, only remnants of the United States of America would probably remain. Former President Ronald Reagan once said, “Freedom is a fragile think and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance, it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” (Taken from Wikiquote.org/wiki/Ronald_Reagan)

Having almost lost this country, it is up to conservatives, including Trump supporters, the President and his administration, Congress, and the Judicial system to take responsibility for seeing that our freedoms remain in place for generations to come. Trump supporters, particularly, should not become discouraged. And while there are certainly going to be mistakes made, plus the left is not ever going to give up in its quest to oust President Trump, the conservative base must stay focused and ready to fend off the flames that the “tolerant left” is sure to throw.

After the president endured a grueling week, the Melbourne campaign rally served to reinforce Trump supporters and remind them of the things that this president has already accomplished and intends to accomplish. With the Internet and social media as driving forces that no one had heard of twenty-five years ago, especially social media, Trump supporters can mix it up with the “tolerant left.”

Many of us, myself included, have at one time worked in a customer service capacity. A lot of companies require their customer service employees to attend frequent seminars designed to reinvigorate and re-instill positive attitudes related to their work. This is necessary because everyone suffers burn-out occasionally and is prone to slack or sloppiness.

President Trump, in holding the Melbourne campaign rally, seems to be adopting the above approach in keeping his base reinvigorated. Plus, he is reminding the American people of the things his administration has accomplished and providing a roadmap to what he intends to do in the weeks and months ahead.

Should he continue these rallies? Absolutely! How often? The president has not called to ask my opinion, but when he does, I’m going to tell him that every 2-1/2 to 3 months is what I would recommend. Brian Kilmeade of the Fox and Friends show recommended every two months. Or maybe whenever needed would be a possibility.

Either way, the Melbourne campaign rally served its purpose. President Trump’s base got a dose of enthusiasm, and the liberals were left with egg on their faces.

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ANALYSIS OF A LIBERAL RANT

I was the only conservative participant on a liberal thread that lasted for approximately three days. And yes, I was piled upon. But what else is new? One of entries read as follows:

“This whole thread is one of the best examples I could show of the stubborn, stick-your-head-in-the-sand, I’m going to stick to my rhetoric even though it hurts me mindset of the average conservative. They will blindly follow a leader who will pass legislation that is against their economic and social interests—and praise him for doing so. They will apply a double-standard and call it even-handed. They will listen to complete idiots, regurgitate what they hear, and refuse to think for themselves. They will tie themselves in knots trying to make things sound like equivalencies when there are, in fact, no parallels. And then they will call it God’s will.”

Typical liberal rant? I’d say so.

Of course, this person was referring to me. I was called stubborn and accused of sticking my head in the sand. In other words, I have my belief system and convictions in place. Because, I’m a bit mystified by the next phrase, “I’m going to stick to my rhetoric even though it hurts me mindset,” I’m going to skip over it and assume it has something to do with my stubbornness and sticking my head in the sand.

The author of this liberal rant further says that conservatives will blindly follow a leader who will pass legislation that it against their economic and social interests and then praise them for doing so. If I recall, candidate Donald Trump was a joke to many Republicans upon announcing his run for the presidency. In fact, he was to me. He wasn’t my first choice as the Republican nominee.

Upon his winning of the nomination, I supported him. No way was I going to support Hillary Clinton. As I’ve written many times, I had concerns about Donald Trump because Trump was a businessman who had never worked in the public sector. The public and private sectors are two “different animals.” I wasn’t sure that businessman, Donald Trump, who always got what he wanted within the confines of his business, would adapt to the public sector where getting things done takes time and opposition is forever present. While most Republicans by election day had boarded the “Trump train,” there were holdouts. In summary, some people supported Donald Trump from the day he announced his run. As candidate Trump campaigned, more and more Republicans cast their fates with Donald Trump. The author of the subject liberal rant said conservatives blindly follow. Doesn’t sound like blind following to me. In fact, Republicans often disagree on issues. It’s the Democrats who blindly follow their leaders, especially Barack Hussein Obama, like sheep being led to the slaughter house. I labeled Obama supporters, “Obama zombies” because of their blind loyalty in supporting everything he did and their attitude that Barack Obama could do no wrong.

This commenter didn’t stop there, he/she extended the “blindly follow a leader” sentence to insinuate that even though legislation passed by the leader they follow blindly is not in their best interests, they follow that leader anyway. A common characteristic of most liberals is that think they know what’s better for you than you do. Excuse me, but I don’t think you do.

“They will apply a double-standard and call it even-handed:” The commenter is probably referring to my citing that after the Obama wins, liberals were saying, “Get over it, you lost, we don’t care what you think, we’re going to do what we’re going to do.” I don’t think I’ve uttered this directly to any liberals, but I have not hesitated to remind them of what they said to us following the 2008 and 2012 elections. I’ve also reminded liberals that they called people who were not Obama supporters and did not support his policies racists. Fast-forward to 2016 and they’re now saying that descent is okay. And of course, it is. But when Republicans do it, it is somehow racists or un-American, but when Democrats do it, it’s okay.

Indicating that conservatives will listen to complete idiots and regurgitate what they hear, refusing to think for themselves is utter nonsense. I already touched on this portion of this liberal rant. Conservatives/Republicans often have differences because they are thinking for themselves.

“They will tie themselves in knots trying to make things sound like equivalencies when there are, in fact, no parallels.” What things?

“And then they call it God’s will.” As those of you who regularly read my articles, I’m often mention God, along with my Christian faith. On this thread, I did indicate, that while I was disturbed at the path the United States seemed to be taking, I knew that God was in control. The mention of God to many liberals throws them into all sorts of conniptions.

I chose this liberal rant because it is vicious, but doesn’t use foul language. While I hope it amuses you, I also hope it will serve to give you fodder if you find yourself in a “discussion” with a liberal.

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CONSERVATIVES DURING THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY

We’ve all witnessed the tears, teeth-nashing, foul language, etc. exhibited by the left after the election of President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election. Reading or watching the news, through any media outlet, up until election day, gave the viewer many ways that Democrat Hillary Clinton could achieve victory through the electoral college, while giving Republican Donald Trump little more than a snowball’s chance in hell of garnering the 270 electoral votes needed to become the president of the United States.

We all know what happened and were exposed to the whininess of the Democrats. They were scared their rights would be taken away from them, particularly the rights of women, minorities, and illegal immigrants (as if this group should have any rights). We also were exposed to groups of skanky women, wearing imbecilic hats and costumes depicting female body parts, marching on Washington DC and in other cities the day after President Trump’s inauguration.

In addition to that awful women’s march, the left has continually demonstrated, well actually, rioted, often destroying property, blocking commerce, and even injuring people. And all of this because their candidate lost the election. You would have thought that this was the first time that a Democrat had lost an election.

Here’s something for you liberals to put in your pipes and smoke! Eight years ago, in 2008, and four years ago in 2012, Republicans were upset at the election of Democrat Barack Obama. I have never been a Barack Obama supporter or fan. Like everyone else, I saw the young state senator’s speech at the 2004 Democrat National Convention. While the Democrats were slobbering all over themselves, something un-nerved me about this man. Two years later, this community organizer, state senator from Illinois was elected U.S. Senator.

Fast-forward to 2008, this two-year U.S. Senator was nominated by the Democrat party for president of the United States, and his wife indicated that for the first time in her life, she was proud of her country. Of course, Obama was elected president during a time of economic crises over a moderate Republican who admitted to not being an expert on the economy.

Because I disliked Obama and wife, Michelle, I turned off the election returns as soon as it became inevitable that Obama was going to win and be our next president. All liberals, especially one black liberal friend of mine, were having multiple orgasms.  ”He’s going to create jobs and save our country and perhaps our planet. Everyone’s going to have either free or affordable healthcare, energy will be cheaper, we won’t have to make our mortgage payments, etc. No more wars, somehow this new president is going to forge peace on the planet.”

I also refused to watch any part of the inaugural festivities. In 2008-early 2009, I had yet to delve into social media, so there were very few places for me to vent and express my frustration with the election results that I was convinced was “One Big-Assed Mistake America.” Plus, many moderate Republicans and Independents had jumped on the Obama bandwagon. And why not? He was young, energetic, had a great family, and he was black. Many voters, regardless of where he stood on the issues, voted for him anyway. It had been a generation since Civil Rights legislation was passed in the United States. Wasn’t it about time we had a black president?

I wouldn’t say that I was depressed about the election and inauguration of Barack Obama, but I was concerned for the nation. I, along with many, did believe that Obama’s goal was to either destroy the United States of America or weaken it to a point where we were no longer an exceptional nation.

Those of us who felt and still feel that climate change is a hoax were demonized by the left, including Obama. Of course, Obama was anxious to jump onto the climate change bandwagon and would be signing treaties with other countries to agree to diminish carbon emissions. With this, he would be pushing green energy and the elimination of our dependence on fossil fuels. Obama even indicated that the cost of energy would necessarily rise. Imagine if a Republican had uttered those words. As a hard-working middle-class American I was ultra-concerned about my energy bills increasing.

Initially, those of us who were wary of Obama didn’t know what he would do with regards to race, even though he had indicated that we were not a “red America” or a “blue America.” We would now be a “purple America.” It didn’t take long, though, to see just what Obama was all about when it came to race. Not long after Obama had become president, black college professor, Henry Louis Gates, was arrested while attempting to enter his home after being away on an extended trip, even though the police were responding to a neighbor’s call that someone was breaking into a house on the street. Without knowing the facts of the case or waiting until the investigation was complete, Obama said that the police acted “stupidly.” It sure appeared that Obama was going to be a racist president, a fact that was continually re-enforced many times during his presidency.

From the beginning of his term, I always felt that Obama was an American hater with a goal of eventually destroying the United States of America. As a hard-working American, this concerned me. How would his self-admitted economic doctrine of “redistribution of wealth” affect me as I was planning for retirement. Would he encourage the passing of legislation to somehow damage everyone’s 401(k)’s?

It was obvious that he hated people like me, southern white conservative Christians. I don’t know of any conservatives who acted then like many liberals are acting now…crying, wringing their hands, calling President Trump names such as antichrist, demanding safe places, claiming to have “Trump deranged syndrome”, etc. We were though, concerned, with most conservatives indicating that if Obama is elected to a second term, we were doomed.

Fast-forward to the elections of 2012, Obama was re-elected to a second term despite his miserable performance during this first term. Many felt this was due to the “October surprise” known as super storm Sandy, a minimal hurricane/tropical storm that plowed through some of the most densely populated areas of the nation. In the aftermath, Obama actually like a human being that cared about the damage that had been done and the people that had been affected. Hugging Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, didn’t hurt Obama’s quest for that second term either.

At this point, many Republicans, including myself felt that we were doomed and I might describe my mental condition as somewhat depressed. I had no trouble getting out of bed and going to work. There was no choice. And my football team was number one. Later that year, 2013, I decided to quit my day job and start my own business despite a slow-growing economy and an administration that hated everything I stood for. After exhausting my Cobra insurance coverage, I was forced to purchase health insurance through the market place and did my insurance premiums go up and how? I would say that this temporarily depressed me.

We were drawing closer to the 2016 presidential election and it was my prayer that the Republicans would nominate someone who would be able to convince the American public that while Barack Obama had come close to his goal of destroying the United States of America, we were the United States of America and had lived through these dark times.

Then the Republicans nominated Donald Trump, a favorite of the forgotten white working class of America. I was not a Trump supporter and felt that Hillary Clinton would certainly win. The media convinced us that it was nearly impossible for Trump to prevail, didn’t they? There was never a doubt that I would vote for Mr. Trump, but he wasn’t my first choice for Republican nominee. After getting to know President Trump and his family, I found that I admired him more than I ever thought I would.

During an appointment with my financial adviser in August before the election, she asked me how I felt about the future. I told her that I was discouraged and expected the worst because while Obama came up short of totally destroying the United States of America, I felt that Hillary would finish the job. After four years of Hillary, we would no longer know the country where we grew up. I expected the quality of healthcare to go down as I aged and opined that I would not live as long as my Mom lived because I would not have access to the same good healthcare she had access to in her golden years. But maybe that was a good thing because I had no clue as to what my financial situation would look like. Maybe an early death would be a good thing? At this point I can say I was depressed.

Fast-forward to the wee hours in the morning of November 9, 2016. Despite the media and the rest of the arrogant Democrats, Hillary Clinton lost. We would now have a president in the White House whose stand on the issues paralleled mine.

Hillary supporters were morose as I described in the first paragraph. We’re now hearing the term, “Trump derangement syndrome.” To my angst, though, many Republicans were having pity on the poor Democrats whose candidate lost. Not me. After both Obama elections, I heard ad nauseum from the Democrats, “You lost, get over it. We’re going to do what we’re going to do. We don’t care what you think.”

In an article on Townhall.com, Note to the Left: Four Years Ago, Conservatives Were Just as Depressed, author, Dennis Prager, indicated that the depression among conservatives was palpable, that the conservative level of despair four years ago came as a surprise to leftist Americans. Dennis goes on to say that unlike much of the left, most conservatives handled the despair like mature adults. There was no rioting, including the shutting down of highways and airports, the taking over of college offices, the protests at people’s homes. Children of conservatives were not allowed to take a day off from school and demonstrate. Also, conservative teachers, what few exist, didn’t preach opposition to Obama in their classrooms.

Other things that conservatives did not do included:

  • Print posters with the words, “Not My President.” (Would we have been called racists or what?)
  • Allow conservative clergy to declare fast days.

Dennis continues to opine that we know the left, but the left doesn’t know us. Leftists read, listen to, watch, socialize with and study under leftists. Only if a leftist is stuck with some conservative relative, or friend they’ve had since college and still attend football games with, he or she does not encounter conservative ideas. Therefore, leftists don’t know how painful it was for conservatives during the Obama years. While liberals feel free to express their emotions and opinions to anyone, anywhere, anytime, conservatives, especially those who voted for Trump, live and will continue to live like Marranos, a term for Jewish people living in Iberia, who were forced to convert to Christianity, but still secretly practiced Judaism.

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