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ALABAMA – MEET YOUR NEW SENATOR, DOUG JONES

Yes, one of the deepest red states in the union, one of the most intense pro-life states in the union, and one of the most evangelical states in the union elected its first Democrat senator in twenty-five years. All the pundits predicted a Roy Moore win, even though Judge Moore was beaten and bruised via a series of accusations from women who said Moore sexually harassed and assaulted them when they were young girls. One of the women claims to have been fourteen when Judge Moore allegedly touched her inappropriately and forced her to touch him. Those pundits were wrong, just like they were wrong in the 2016 presidential election when almost all predicted a Clinton win. Now, Alabama has Senator Elect, Doug Jones, a liberal Democrat whose stands on the issues align with those of the far left.

The largest county in Alabama, Jefferson County, the county of the city of Birmingham, went for Obama in 2012 and Clinton in 2016. While I expected Jefferson County to go for Doug Jones, I never expected the gap to be as wide as it was….68% Doug Jones to 30% Roy Moore. In my county of residence, Shelby county, just south of Jefferson, and a conservative/Republican stronghold, Moore was on top, but only 56% to 42%. Montgomery County, the county of the capital, went for Doug Jones by a margin of 72% to 27%.

What happened in these populous counties? It appears that many Republicans stayed at home. It also appears that many women, who normally vote Republican, in these counties cast their votes for Doug Jones. There were also approximately 22,000 write-ins with the vote differential being between 21,000 and 22,000. It is worth noting that the major metropolitan areas in Alabama put Doug Jones over the top. I think it’s also safe to say that had the accusations not surfaced, Roy Moore would have won hands down and there would have been less than five minutes of coverage on the cable news channels.

Having said the above, Roy Moore doesn’t have a lot of appeal in the larger metropolitan areas of the state. His admirers and supporters are generally evangelical Christians from rural areas. Judge Moore has been involved in Alabama politics for decades and has been quite a colorful character. His folksy style, while appealing to rural GOP voters, doesn’t appeal to many who dwell in the larger metropolitan areas.

I voted for Roy Moore, though I never sung his praises, because I didn’t want to see the slim margin that Republicans had in the Senate get even slimmer. I need for tax reform to get passed, and I want to see a wall built on the Mexican border.

With four Rinos already in the Senate (McCain, Collins, Flag, and Corker), it was already hard to get legislation passed in the Senate, with Doug Jones now there, it’s going to get even harder. I just hope they can get, at least, tax reform passed before the Senator elect is seated. I also hope that Trump’s judgeship nominations are not held up, especially if he has the opportunity to appoint a Supreme Court Justice.

I’ve listened to talking heads to the point that my head is about to explode. Fox News has reported that Donald Trump was in a good mood today in anticipation of tax reform getting through the House and Senate and arriving on his desk. I sure hope Congress will do its job and get this piece of legislation to the president before Doug Jones is seated in the Senate, because he would surely vote against it. It goes without saying that Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, is ecstatic because he won’t have to open an investigation into the allegations.

On the evening of November 25, I was lying on my bed in my Orange Beach, Alabama hotel room, in a fetal position crying. My beloved Crimson Tide had lost to hated cross-state rival, Auburn Tigers. This meant that we wouldn’t be playing for the SEC Championship and we would probably not be a part of the College Football playoff. Instead, we might be going to the Cotton Bowl…the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Cotton Bowl?” After much praying, look at what God did. We did get chosen for the playoffs.

There’s still some stuff going on and developments are taking place. God is in control always. He puts Kings in power, and he removes Kings from power. It’s all in his plan. Let’s all settle down, stay the course, and continue to pray for our country’s leaders and continue to and praise our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

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DEFINING LIBERALISM

A liberal Facebook friend posted a meme defining liberalism several weeks ago. This definition allegedly was from Webster’s Dictionary and stated the following: “1. Possessing or manifesting a free and generous heart, bountiful. 2. Appropriate and/or fitting for a broad and enlightened mind. 3. Free from narrowness, bigotry or bondage to authority or creed. II.a.1. Any person who advocates liberty of thought, speech, or action. “The liberal FB friend went on to comment that if this was defining liberalism, then she was proud to be a liberal.

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My response back to her was as follows: “So, this is the dictionary definition of liberalism. The liberals I’ve been exposed to have anything but a free and generous heart. Their idea of helping those less fortunate is supporting mostly worthless government programs where the tax dollar goes up the ladder and then down the ladder where only 3 to 5 cents of that dollar actually makes it to the cause. A broad enlightened mine? Free from narrowness, bigotry or bondage to authority or creed? Don’t make me laugh. Liberals are the real racists, bigots, and hypocrites in today’s America. Any person who advocates liberty of thought, speech, or action. Again, don’t make me laugh. Liberals have been fighting free speech and free thought for decades. I don’t know one liberal, not one, who stands for the above.”

In researching the above, I happened upon another defining liberalism meme from The Federalist Papers that states the following:”1. Possessing or manifesting a free and generous heart with the earnings of others; very stingy with their own earnings. 2. Appropriate and/or fitting for a narrow and darkened mind. 3. Free or obligated to be narrow-minded, bigoted or bondage to unlawful authority or immoral creed. II.n 1. Any person who advocates anti-God/Life, pro-murdering, idiotic perversions, pro-tax redistribution of others wealth schemes, anti-American, anti-Family, pro-Marxist, pro-Communist propaganda and Big-Brother government.“

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Of course, the above definition was meant to be a spoof, but the meme is certainly defining liberalism in this, the second half of the second decade of the twenty-first century. It has been my observation that a typical liberal is most, if not all the above. Note: If former president Barack Obama can use the term, ‘typical white woman,’ I can use the term, ‘typical liberal.’

Liberals are not that generous, unless it is with someone else’s money. Statistics show that conservatives are more likely to donate to charitable causes and engage is hands-on community service than liberals. Until recently, I was a member of an international service organization. Within the United States, about ninety percent of the members of this organization were conservative/Republican. All liberals I know are extremely narrow-minded and bigoted, not open to new thoughts and ideas, only seeing things the way they want to see them. Furthermore, they have no tolerance for ideas, thoughts, philosophies, etc. unless those ideas, thoughts, and philosophies the same as their ideas, thoughts, and philosophies.

Most atheists and pro-abortion activists are liberal. In defining liberalism, the spoofy Federalist Papers indicates that liberals are ‘pro-murdering.’ Well, that’s not exactly true all the time. Liberals are for killing the unborn who have done nothing to anyone. On the flip-side, most liberals are against capital punishment, the putting to death of those who have destroyed other people’s lives.

Here is a quote by John F. Kennedy from the Good Reads website: “If by a ‘Liberal’ they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people—their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties—someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a ‘Liberal,’ then I’m proud to say I’m a ‘Liberal.’”

This, of course, took place over a generation ago and some of it’s not clear, but it’s certainly different from the dictionary definition quoted in the first paragraph of this article. I would probably be a liberal according to the JFK definition and so would most of my readers, I hope. We care about the welfare of the people, their health, housing, schools, jobs, civil rights, and civil liberties. Liberals say they care about these things, but we know differently. Liberals only want to control your lives…what you say, what you eat, what you drive, your thermostat setting in your house, etc. They think they know more about what’s best for you than you do.

I’m usually working in my office when Sean Hannity airs on Fox News, so I don’t often watch the show, except for snippets. During the last two weeks, though, I’ve watch the show in its entirety for the purpose of determining whether or not what liberals have been saying about his show, that it’s all about hate and vitriol with the segments coming only from far-right hate websites, is true.

Duh! Silly me! Do liberals ever tell the truth? Do they care about the truth? Do they care about facts? I’ve given you a few examples of liberalism defined. Still confused? Don’t be alarmed. It’s fact that liberals change the definition of racism to suit their needs of the moment and don’t hesitate to change it back if later, their needs change. They don’t know what they’re about. All they know is that they hate anyone who doesn’t agree with them and feel that it’s okay to destroy anyone who runs afoul of them, by any means necessary.

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TRUMP WIN, NOW WHAT?

“The Fox News Decision Desk has called Pennsylvania for Donald Trump. This means that Donald Trump will be the forty-fifth President of the United States.”

Those were the words of Fox News Anchor, Bret Baier, in the wee hours of the morning on November 9, 2016 telling Fox News viewers of the Trump win.

As a reserved person, I didn’t jump up and down, I didn’t scream. Instead, I smiled and prayed a short prayer to God, thanking him for putting Donald Trump as the next leader of our country. God is in control and he puts kings in power and he strips kings of power. Those are the words that were used in Biblical times, but of course today, the leaders of the many countries on the planet have different names for their leaders. Here in the United States, we call our leader, President.

I continued to listen to the commentary and flipped to different channels, laughing to myself at the commentators of CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and CBS. They were all so solemn, wondering how a Trump win could possibly have taken place.

In my mind, I was thinking about all the things that worried me when Obama and the Democrats had hold of this nation. I worried about being able to own firearms, I worried about how the Obama administration had treated Israel, I worried about the Iran nuclear deal, and how the Iranians were violating the stipulations and pursuing nuclear weapons. I also worried what a continuation of the Obama administration would have on businesses, our job creators. In the liberal quest to inflict pain upon those who sign our paychecks, would more people lose their jobs and would the prices of their goods and services increase. The Middle East is in ruins and ISIS has vowed to destroy the United States of America with Obama and the Democrats not seeming to care. During the eight years of Obama, I worried about my own personal situation. My health insurance premiums had sky-rocketed to the point that they were within a few dollars of my house payment. If we were to go to a single-payer healthcare system where the government had total control over our bodies, would I be able to get the health care I needed or would they give me pills and let me die. Maybe that wouldn’t be so bad. If a continuation of the Obama administration implemented major distribution of wealth programs, would I even had money to live? As a small business owner who is trying to “make it,” would I also be subjected to the many punishments a Hillary Clinton administration would certainly inflict on private businesses. As a result of not having to worry about the items I mentioned above, a burden was lifted off of me.

As I continued watching the election results, I remembered something Rush Limbaugh said a long time ago. Rush said that liberals are at their craziest when they are out of power. And as of the election results, they are certainly out of power.

Liberals/Democrats/progressives, or whatever they want to call themselves, accuse conservatives of being haters, racists, misogynists, xenophobes, homophobes, etc. If you disagreed with Obama’s policies, you were a hater, a racist, and many other things. If you were against illegal immigration, you were a xenophobe and a racist, if you believed that marriage should be between one man and one woman, you were a homophobe.

I’ve expressed in writing many times that it’s the liberals/Democrats/progressives who are the real haters, the real racists, the real bigots, etc. And if you ever want to enrage a liberal, just turn it around on them. They can’t take it.

We all know about the riots, the whining, the threats, etc. made by liberals after the Trump win. We’ve experienced nothing but hatred from the “tolerant” left. I’ve been on many liberal threads and I can tell you that these people are crazy, they’re delusional, and they’re demented. Some of the posts I’ve read are scary beyond the pale.

Yes, there was expressions of concern and maybe even some comments and statements that weren’t in the best of taste when Obama was elected in 2008 and then re-elected in 2012. But nothing any conservatives could say during the Obama years can compare with the vitriolic hate that the left has expressed, not only for Donald Trump, but for conservatives, white people, straight people, and Christians. Even white liberals are going after their white conservative counterparts. There was not one liberal friend or acquaintance of mine who would denounce the “Rape Melania” sign that was displayed by protestors outside of Trump Tower in New York after I denounced an improper comment that was made by a conservative.

Monday and Tuesday of this week, I spend several hours monitoring some liberal threads. In one, I chose to comment. Because of that comment, I was called the usual and was attacked because of my skin color (my skin color is white and so was the person who attacked me because of it), my sexual orientation, my religious beliefs, my views on the issues, and of all things, where I live and have lived all my life. Talk about tolerance!

On another thread, President Elect Trump was called unspeakable names and what was said about God took my breath away. It was horrible.

Folks, we’re going to have to get used to this. We’re going to have to brush it off and continue to push policies that will make America great again. Because I am a political writer, I have to explore these areas and I have to see this stuff, even though at times, it does upset me. Disagreements on the issues are expected and welcomed by most of us. Yes, let’s have a discussion on Obamacare. Let’s discuss the fine points of the Iran nuclear agreement. Let’s have a discussion on the pros and cons of gun control and our foreign policy. This is what we Americans are all about, This is what made this country great.

What we have become, though, is not good. The left refuses to discuss pertinent issues while focusing on how horrible America and conservatives are. All they want to talk about is racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, bigotry, etc. Maybe if we were able to discuss the issues I cited in the previous paragraph on an adult level, racism, misogyny, homophobia, xenophobia, and bigotry would greatly diminish. But as long as we have the left doing little else but hurling those accusations at anyone who dares not tow their line, we’re facing an uphill battle in making this country great again. Uphill battle or not, I believe that we can do it.

Liberals are doing everything they can to disrupt what has always been a peaceful transition of power after presidential elections. They’re currently in the process of recounting votes in certain states where they were certain Hillary Clinton would take. They’ve also promised to protest at Trump’s inauguration. They’re going to make life in American as miserable as possible for every man, woman, and child in this country. White folks will be vehemently attacked, conservatives will be vehemently attacked, heterosexuals will be vehemently attacked, Christians will be vehemently attacked, gun owners will be attacked. If you’re a white deplorable uneducated redneck, you’re going to be attacked. It’s going to be a rough ride.

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OPINION ON DONALD TRUMP’S LOCKER ROOM TALK

By now we all know that the liberals, in cahoots with the main stream/liberal media have released a tape dating back to 2005 where Donald Trump was heard while talking to another man, saying lewd things about how he treated women. Even though he had just married Melania, he was boasting that because of his celebrity status, he could have any woman he wanted.

Fast forward to today when he is running for President of the United States. Since then Mr. Trump has indicated that he has become a Christian, that he doesn’t drink, and that he is now pro-life after being pro-choice.

In 2005, Donald Trump engaged in “locker room talk.” Most men have at one time or another, probably multiple times. While some were probably being truthful regarding their escapades, others may be stretching the truth a bit in order to one-up their male counterparts.

Donald Trump is one of the nation’s most successful businessmen. He’s wealthy beyond anything most of us can imagine. Folks who are in his position are usually egotistical and prone to bad behavior, just because they can get away with it. I’m sure Mr. Trump has been all of the above and more. However, he has indicated that he’s invited Christ into his life and is a Christian. Moreover, several well-known evangelists have come forward and given testimony about Donald. All have inferred that he is a new Christian.

Donald Trump has apologized for his 2005 comments. Is he sincere? That’s between him and God. Would he make those same comments today? I would say no. Will I, an independent woman, still vote for him? Yes, I will vote for Donald Trump.

When looking up the word, “liberal,” in a dictionary, several meanings are listed. Among those meanings the following are included: (1) Of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of individual rights and liberties; (2) favoring  or permitting freedom of action, especially with respect to matters of personal belief or expression; (3) free from prejudice, bigotry; tolerant; (4) open-minded or tolerant, especially free of or not bound by traditional or conventional ideas, values, etc.

Tolerance, mentioned above in connection with liberalism, is supposed to be a trait of all liberals. To me this means open-mindedness, giving credence and respect to all thoughts and opinions. About to “bust a stitch, yet?” Liberals when it pertains to politics and how we should govern ourselves are anything but the above. While I could write a lengthy article on the disingenuousness of liberals, and plan to do that soon, I’m going to illustrate only one example here.

Liberals are all over Donald Trump, calling him out over his 2005 remarks. Plus, they are all over any of us who are voting for him. In fact, liberals are calling us names and accusing us of being morally corrupt. What else is new? Donald Trump apologized for his 2005 comments, but are the supposedly open-minded, tolerant liberals going to accept his apology and give him the benefit of the doubt that he would not make comments like those today? Of course not.

The “open-minded, tolerant” left has always accepted former President Bill Clinton’s actions of infidelity, indicating that it shouldn’t matter because of his job he was doing when he was President of the United States was so great. Candidate Hillary Clinton lies, everyone knows she lies. Many of those who have worked for her have indicated that she has the “mouth of a sailor.” Many folks have died who dared to cross the Clintons in any way shape, form, or fashion. She put the security of the American people at risk by her actions of allowing emails to be sent and received through private, unsecured servers. Her dereliction of duty led to the killing of four Americans in Benghazi. The liberals won’t discuss the foregoing, except to say that nothing has been proven.

Open-mindedness and tolerance works both ways. Well, perhaps not when it comes to liberals.

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CNBC DEBATE REVIEW

Like most Republicans, I was disappointed in the debate this past Wednesday evening. Well, maybe, disappointed is not exactly the right word. Mad, disgusted, infuriated might be better words to describe our collective feelings.

On the other hand, though, should Republicans be happy that the debate turned out like it did? Of course, it was quite obvious that the CNBC commentators were out to make the Republican presidential candidates look bad by pitting them against one another. The attitudes of the commentators (John Harwood, Becky Quick, Rick Santelli, Jim Cramer, Sharon Epperson, and Carl Quintanilla) toward the candidates were contentions and condescending.

Enter Senator Ted Cruz, about thirty minutes into the debate, who called out the commentators and the entire mainstream main stream media, for that matter. The senator pointed out that the questions asked so far indicate why the American public doesn’t trust the media. For that remark, the audience cheered. The senator went on to lecture the media that this wasn’t a “cage match” and continued to unload on them for indicating that Donald Trump was a comic book villain, that Ben Carson couldn’t do math, that Marco Rubio should resign his senate seat, and that Jeb Bush’s numbers were low. He asked the moderators why they didn’t talk about the substantive issues people care about. He also contrasted this debate with the Democrat debate in which the moderators were fawning all over the candidates. He also indicated that none of the moderators had any intention of voting in a Republican primary. A heated exchange between Senator Cruz and Charles Harwood followed.

Afterwards, every candidate seemed emboldened, and while there were policy differences between the candidates, all ten of them seemed to unite in their dissatisfaction with the media. In addition to Senator Cruz’s outburst, Governor Chris Christy let his true feelings come out after Jeb was asked about Fantasy Football. Governor Christy interrupted and vehemently indicated that we have almost $19 trillion in debt, people out of work, and ISIS and Al Qaeda planning attacks against us and we’re talking about Fantasy Football? This took place near the end of the debates, but it certainly serves to further put the moderators and the mainstream media in its place.

CNBC is a bottom feeder cable channel having a very small viewership. In fact, I don’t know anyone who watches it. My liberal friends who claim to be somewhat informed, watch CNN and MSNBC. Others who are not informed get their news from the mainstream networks and the newspapers. Furthermore, the World Series was on opposite the debates. So, how many people do you think were actually watching these debates? I haven’t seen the numbers, but I would have to guess that the ratings weren’t very high. Unless they read or heard about the nature of the debates, most Americans would have no idea what took place. After Senator Cruz’s exchange with the moderators took place, the candidates, not only seemed to unite against the media, but there supported each other on the issues where they agreed.

This was a start by the Republican presidential candidates in exposing the fallacies of the mainstream media. The American people elected our country’s current leaders. Never in the history of our country have we had such a leftist government. We also have a far left-leaning media. To those folks who get their information from the three major networks and the newspapers, when they take time out of their busy schedules which include watching daytime soap-operas, Ellen, Oprah, reality TV, American Idol, and Dancing With the Stars, I consider you a low-information voters and fully responsible along with the leftist media for the mess this country is currently in.

Marco Rubio also got his digs in on the mainstream media by pointing out that while Hillary Clinton was exposed as a liar because she knew the tragedy in Benghazi was not caused by an American made video but still sent Susan Rice out to the Sunday talk shows to tell the America people that it was caused by a video. None the less, the main stream portrayed that this was Hillary Clinton’s best week ever.

We must make every effort to establish a fair and balanced media if we’re going to continue to be the country we once were.

My other thoughts on the debate include the following. Governor Kasich referred to his past record in Congress and as governor of Ohio. Referring once or twice is okay, but it became redundant. I particularly enjoyed the comments of Senator Cruz and Ms. Fiorina regarding women. Under the current president’s policies, more women are now living in poverty and the Democrats continue to push bigger government and additional regulations that hurt women and everyone, for that matter. As I’ve said many times before, the Democrats don’t care about women, they don’t care about minorities, the middle class, and the poor, either. All they care about is gaining as much control over our lives as possible, making us little square people in little square holes. I also liked Dr. Carson’s comments indicating that if we took everything from the top one percent of earners and gave it to the government, it wouldn’t make a dent in the deficit or the debt. While there has not been much said about this zinger, I thought it was one of the best answers of the evening. Governor Huckabee was asked if he thought Donald Trump had the moral authority to be President of the United States. Governor Huckabee soundly replied in the affirmative and further indicated that every candidate participating in the debate would make a better president that Hillary Clinton or the other Democrat candidates for that matter..

From this little watched debate, will we be able to expose the disingenuousness of the main stream media. It’s a start, let’s hope we can sustain the momentum.

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