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LIBERAL ADMISSION, THEY WON’T DEBATE

The following meme, from Liberal Identity, appeared on my Facebook newsfeed.

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The creator of this meme indicated what he or she stood for as a liberal and even admitted to being one of those liberal elites.

There is one point, point eight, in which I agree. Safety nets are needed because we are a civilized country with our roots based on Judeo-Christian principles. As individuals, Jesus has instructed to help those who are less fortunate than we are. However, we should never become a nation that allows people to die in the streets from hunger, exposure, and/or disease. While I have been involved in debates between conservatives and liberals regarding just what kind of safety nets we should provide and can afford, I know of no conservative who is against any type of safety nets provided by the government.

Okay, fine, this liberal is admitting his or her beliefs and they are diametrically opposite to mine and to most who call themselves conservatives. Everyone has the right to their opinions and I’m certainly not going to belittle someone for expressing their views in the manner that the “tolerant” left does.

Eyeball down to the bottom of the meme where this liberal has indicated that he or she does not wish to debate these points, and that he or she will never change their view on these issues. Never say never, your views can change. While I’ve always leaned conservative, there was a time when I considered myself a moderate Republican. Not anymore, though.

It’s highly unusual, and many conservatives will back me up, to bring a liberal into a debate on the issues. They can’t win and they know it. So, instead, they hurl accusations of racism, homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny, and other stuff at you. They accuse you of hating the poor if you question the efficiency of an entitlement program. If you disagree with Barak Obama’s policies, you’re called a racist, even though you didn’t belittle the president because of his skin color. If you believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman, you’re a homophobe. If you believe in school choice and question anything related to the public schools and public school teachers, you are against education and hate teachers.

I used to think it was something about me that made liberals want to hurl insults at me. I soon, though, realized that it wasn’t me. Everyone who attempts to have a debate with a liberal on the issues has insults hurled at them. Many conservatives give up, and that’s unfortunate.

The “tolerant” left needs to be reminded constantly that there are different viewpoints out there. They also need to be reminded that debate, including freedom of speech and freedom of expression are rights of citizenship bestowed upon us by our creator and solidified in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Plus, the worse the names they can call you, the more classless they appear.

I’ve expressed my angst regarding liberals’ refusal to debate the issues, and preferring to make themselves even more unattractive with their insults. I started using the phrase, “tolerant” left months ago, being sarcastic, of course. Since I started using it in my writings, I have heard Bill O’Reilly use it a time or two. I wonder which one of us coined it first.

We didn’t learn anything new about liberals today. Instead, we now have it from the “horse’s mouth.” Liberals are admitting that they refuse to respect differing points of view, much less debate their points of view. It’s their way or the highway. Furthermore, they have indicated they prefer to live in a totalitarian state.

According to dictionary.com, liberal means the following:

  • Favorable to progress or reform, as in political or religious affairs.
  • Noting or pertaining to a political party advocating measures of progressive political reform.
  • Of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties.
  • Favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, especially as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties.
  • Favoring of permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief of expression.

Liberals, you certainly don’t favor any of the above concepts. In fact, under your own liberal admission, you are certainly not advocates of progressive political reform. Your philosophy dates back to when the planet consisted of kingdoms, ruled by kings, chosen by divine right.

Maybe you need to change what you call yourselves.

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BUSH EMAIL SCANDAL VS. HILLARY EMAIL SCANDAL

Some liberals are whining with respect to the FBI’s findings on the Hillary Clinton email scandal, citing the Bush email scandal of 2007. They’re lamenting that the situations are similar and the Bush email scandal didn’t get near the press coverage as Hillary’s email scandal.

Just because they were both email scandals, doesn’t make them similar. In fact, there are many differences. And while the Bush email scandal was certainly embarrassing, it pales in comparison to Hillary’s email scandal.

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The Bush Email Scandal:

According to politifact.com, in March 2007, eyes were on then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after the administration unexpectedly fired eight U.S. attorneys. Congress, recently taken over by Democrats, investigated the firings, alleging that the administration had cropped the prosecutors for political reasons.

Over the course of the investigation, it came out that some White House officials had conducted White House business over private email accounts set up on a server through the Republican National Committee. The officials had used the private domain gwb43.com, a server run by the RNC. The White House later admitted that some internal White House emails conducted on the RNC server might have been lost. Democrats in Congress accused the administration of purposefully circumventing recordkeeping processes, while the White House said staffers were supposed to use the RNC emails solely for political affairs, not official business.

Two years later, it was revealed that potentially 22 million emails were deleted, which was considered by some to be a violation of the Presidential Records Act.  Supposedly, the deleted emails were recovered from archives.

The Two Controversies Compared:

The Bush administration had two email accounts, one for official government business and another for RNC business. The RNC email server was not a home-grown system that President Bush installed in his home as was Hillary’s.

As Secretary of State and as a Senator, she signed a confidential agreement that all government emails would be sent and received through an official government account.  When she was Secretary of State, she used only the homegrown server set up in her home, a server which she personally had installed, for all her business as Secretary of State, and never used State Department email. By doing this, she put U.S. secrets at risk and her private email server was hacked by at least one person from a foreign government.

Furthermore, when the Bush email scandal came to light, Hillary Clinton said, “Our constitution is being shredded. We know about the secret White House email accounts. It is a stunning record of secrecy and corruption. Yet, she tells the whole world that she did nothing wrong.

All accounts of the Bush email scandal indicated that the president himself, was not directly involved. Instead, higher up White House officials, including Karl Rover were the ones implicated. Also, this controversy arose in 2007, the last phase of the Bush administration. When Hillary’s email scandal made the news, she was a candidate for President.

Will any liberals read the above? Perhaps. Will they understand it? Of course not!

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2016, A PRESIDENTAL ELECTION YEAR…THOUGHTS

Monday, January 4, 2016, the first workday of the new year began with a bang. The stock market in China collapsed, causing the Dow, here in the U.S. to drop also. As a result, we’re all a little poorer to begin 2016, an important presidential election year.

An important presidential election year? It seems like every presidential election is more important than any of the previous presidential elections.

That’s so true and the 2016 presidential election is certainly no exception. When the current president was running for re-election in 2012, conservative friends and I felt that the United States could not possibly survive another four years of far left leadership.

Well, here we are, having survived three additional years of far left leadership. Yes, we’ve survived, but how are we actually doing?

Those of us who have to purchase insurance from the Obamacare market place have seen our insurance premiums sky-rocket to the point that we have had to make substantial changes in our life styles. We’ve had to cut back on restaurant meals, travel, clothes, etc. As such, we’re not pumping as much money into the economy. Most of us are holding our collective breaths that we don’t have something catastrophic happen to us because our deductibles are so high that we’re sure to take a hit financially, if called upon to pay that deductible. In fact, health insurance may cause some of us small business owners to have to go back to work just to have health insurance.

Right before our eyes, an evil terrorist group, ISIS, took over the countries of Syria and Iraq as the current president, against the advice of his military advisors pulled American troops out of Iraq. Then the current president called ISIS, JV. The fact is they are the most evil organization on the planet. ISIS has a presence in the United States and has promised to carry out attacks on American soil, killing as many Americans as they can. And what does the current president do? Nothing, absolutely nothing.

Gun Control is trending at the moment with the current president who plans to sign executive orders with provisions, according to al.com as follows:

  • Close gun show loophole
  • Close loophole related to trust and corporate purchases
  • State participation
  • Streamline background check system
  • Lost or stolen guns
  • Mental health services
  • Gun technology
  • Increased personnel, other measures

The second amendment to the Constitution of the United gives Americans the right to own and bear firearms. This amendment was put in by our founding fathers in order that Americans would be able to protect themselves from criminality and tyrannical government, the type of government we live under with the current administration. Furthermore, the current president is not a dictator, though he sure acts the part. He is violating the provisions of the Constitution with his executive orders and should be impeached. And none of what he is doing would have kept the recent gun violence incidents from taking place.

The Republicans still have a plethora of candidates seeking the party’s nomination for president. How it eventually shakes out is anyone’s guess. On the other side, Hillary Clinton will most likely be the nominee for Democrat party. Sadly, there are folks out there who will vote for her. Which Republican candidate(s) will be able to beat her? Sadly, we don’t know if any of them can.

The job market has still not recovered and while unemployment figures are down, many people have simply given up looking for work. Liberals are telling us to accept this as the new norm, which is typical “liberal speak.”

Foreign policy by the president has been a disaster.

We’ve turned our backs on our allies, especially Israel. God has said that he will punish those who turn their backs on his people, Israel. In an article dated October 2012 in shelbystar.com, the author cites Bill Koenig, author of “Eye to Eye” where Mr. Koenig points out that hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and even terrorist attacks have hit American often within 24 hours of calls by U.S. officials for Israel to withdraw from Jewish land.

Hurricane Katrina struck when George Bush forced Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza. Just days after Obama insisted Israel must give up lands it won through military victory with its enemies, some 200 people were killed by a tornado in Joplin, Missouri. Koenig goes on to point out that six of the seven costliest hurricanes in U.S. history followed calls by U.S. officials for Israel to make land concessions in bids for peace with its neighbors, and three of the four largest tornado outbreaks followed such calls.

I truly believe that as Obama continues to widen the gap between Israel and the United States, while seeking to appease those countries which sponsor Islamic terrorism, we will continue to see more natural disasters here in the United States. Of course the liberals will say this is a result of man-made climate change and blame it on Congressional Republicans and Fox News.

Of course, any liberal who reads what I just wrote will be calling me a crazy and other things, though I doubt I will be called anything that I haven’t been already called by the left.

As I conclude my second post of 2016, I’m wondering if we can survive another year of this administration. What is our country going to look like in one year? Will I still be writing articles for this blog in one year? How many more Islamic terrorist attacks will be have taken place on American soil and will the current president continue to tell us not to judge all Muslims by the actions of an isolated few, while blaming all southern white conservative Christians, George Bush, the Confederate flag, and Fox News for incidents of gun violence that may take place or probably will take place?

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THE WEEK THAT WAS

For those of you who are not aware, I’m an only child. Growing up, I had no siblings to spar with, so I never learned the art of taking up for myself. As a result, all of my life, I’ve allowed people to run over me.

After becoming a conservative blogger and putting myself and my views out there, I was attacked. The first time it happened, I was shook up. The person attacking me was from my hometown and a PhD. It appeared that she didn’t fully read my post. Her attacks were your typical accusations that liberals make to conservatives…”you hate the poor, you hate minorities, etc.” They weren’t even closely related to the topic of my post. I invited her to sit down with me to discuss the issues face to face. Of course, that ended our “back and forth” because “little miss PhD” wouldn’t think of lowering herself to have a face to face with someone who had only a bachelor’s degree.

After the online encounter, I asked myself whether or not I was able to handle this kind of stuff. I decided that if I was going to pursue political blogging with hopes of making some money that I would have to. A little over a year later, I can honestly say that the ridicule directed at me from those on the left doesn’t upset me. It’s part of it.

Last week I found myself trolling on some liberal websites and social media sites. One was a liberal Facebook site that distributed a photo where presidential candidate and governor of Ohio, John Kasich said he thought teachers’ lounges should be eliminated because when spending time in the teachers’ lounge, teachers’ gripe to each other about their work and this griping was not good for their well-being or something to that effect. (I’m not sure exactly what he said, but it was something in-line with the foregoing). On the thread, I indicated that I didn’t agree with the governor. Instead, I though teachers’ lounges should be open 24/7 so the teachers can stay there and grip to their hearts’ content. Then I wouldn’t have to listen to them. I have friends and acquaintances who are public school teachers and most every one of them gripe incessantly about their jobs to the point of often monopolizing conversations and demanding to be the center of attention and wanting sympathy. The point I was trying to make was that everyone has job issues. There are lots of folks out there who are overworked and underpaid. Just like everything else in this world no job is perfect. Public school teachers are not the only ones who have work related problems, but it seems like they do the most griping and, of course, they can’t be bothered to ask a non-teacher in the group how his or her day or week went, or how his or her job is growing.

As you can imagine the other commenters were attaching horns and a tail to me. After that, the comments about how horrible the “poor, poor, pitiful teachers had it while everyone else, especially the Republicans, was eating cake slowed down to a crawl.

Another liberal thread I found myself visiting was from the Robert Reich Facebook fan page. The former Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, as you can guess, is a big proponent of the newly proposed overtime regulations. Secretary Reich began his post by saying that Americans are working longer hours than the citizens of almost any other advanced economy. Furthermore, he’s feels that it is bad for our health. He quotes a study that indicates that people who put in long hours at the office are 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clock out earlier. Even those who work just over 40 hours per week bear a significant increase in stroke risk. The study also indicates that sitting for long periods increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and early death. (Guess I had better get up and do a couple of minutes on my mini-trampoline).

This post triggered a plethora of responses, obviously from liberals, advocating more over-time pay, more vacation days, shorter work week, etc. In summary, the commenters appeared to want to give as little as possible and have the government provide extensively for them. They want shorter work weeks, more vacation time, increased benefits, and college tuition paid in full for their little darlings. Again, they want to work as little as possible for all this stuff. Who’s going to make up the shortfall? The rich, of course.

I have previously authored three articles indicating why this mandatory overtime is not a good thing and should be examined very carefully. In fact, I believe this will totally and completely destroy the American workplace. To read these articles, do a search on “overtime.”

This time, my posts did stop the whiny comments.

The comments on both of these posts say to me that folks out there expect the government to provide them a perfect job plus meet all of their needs. In accepting these comments, we’re destroying the individualism in which this country was founded on. The founding fathers, through the U.S. Constitution, gave Americans freedom to make choices and succeed as they wished. Success, however, can’t be guaranteed.

Once upon a time, if you had job issues and felt that your job was not providing you with the type of life you desired, you took steps to perhaps change jobs. I know that’s easier said than done, but that’s what normal folks do. In other words, people took responsibility for their situations and took steps to change those situations.

For all the griping school teachers out there, have you ever thought about a career change? Maybe teaching just isn’t for you. Would you be happier in administration or maybe in a private sector job? Since you’re already a teacher, you do have an education. For those of you who have corporate jobs where the bosses are jerks and you’re overworked and underpaid, have you ever thought of looking for something else; in other words, taking charge of your life instead of expecting the government to come along and make things all perfect for you? Update that resume, spend time on the employment websites, work on your interviewing skills, etc.

I realize that there are probably millions of people out there who are stuck in miserable jobs and have very little recourse. I certainly sympathize with those people and wish with all my heart that things weren’t that way for them. But does anyone think that the government is going to come in, implement all these great regulations, and make life idyllic. Trying to gather up every problem out there and solve it is like playing “whack-a-mole.” You hit one of those suckers into the ground and two pop up. It’s just not possible and won’t happen until Jesus returns to earth and sets up his 1000 year reign.

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