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LIBERALS MAKE POLITICAL HAY FROM LOUISIANA FLOODING

When Katrina make landfall on the coast of Mississippi and levees were breached in New Orleans, causing city-wide flooding and other extreme damage, especially in the low income area known as the Ninth Ward, my thoughts were as follows: these are our neighbors to the west, a half-day drive from the Birmingham area, and they are in peril. It was reported by the media that the New Orleans Superdome, a shelter for those who were unable to leave the city, was not safe itself and the atmosphere inside the dome, occupied by many stranded Americans was chaotic. Where was the mayor of New Orleans?

Then, all of a sudden, we hear that the reason for all the suffering by our neighbors to the west was because George W. Bush, along with all Republicans/conservatives hated blacks. This, of course, began with liberals telling us that the reason folks could not get help from the government was one of racism. This, of course, added a new dimension to the already unfathomable scene in New Orleans.

When the rains came and the flood waters rose to epic levels in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and surrounding areas, I hoped the liberals would not politicize  this natural disaster where our neighbors and fellow Americans were in peril.

My hopes were soon dashed when I discovered an article on the Modern Liberals website, Conservative Louisiana Flood Victims are Suddenly Silent about Big Government. The purpose of this article was nothing but to express vitriolic hate for conservatives. A commenter on the article went on to insinuate that conservative flood victims should not be allowed to accept FEMA or other government assistant; instead, they should have to fend for themselves.

One of the paragraphs reads, “Now that the Louisiana Flood of 2016 is beginning to recede, guess who is outraged that the federal government isn’t moving fast enough to help them? If you guessed the conservative residents of Louisiana who do not understand how government or federal disaster declarations work, you would be correct.” About ten to fifteen minutes of research indicated that the above is just not true. I could not find a single writing where conservatives were griping about government help or the lack thereof.

Of course, liberals couldn’t stop themselves from talking about the Bush response to Katrina and the much despised fly-over when many felt that President Bush should have set foot on the ground in the hurricane ravaged areas. As of this writing, the current President has been playing golf and not spoken out about the floods. I hear, though, he is planning a visit to Louisiana in the near future, but there is speculation that he’s only doing it because close advisors have reminded him of the flack President Bush caught for the fly-over.

Liberals also resurrected 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, blaming Congressional Republicans for stalling the passage of a relief bill for Hurricane Sandy. According to townhall.com, the Republican led Congress wrote up Hurricane Sandy Relief legislation, and then Harry Reid’s Democrat controlled Senate loaded it with pork, including many things that could hardly count as relief for victims. The barbecue feast included, but was not limited to, more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for Homeland Security, $150 million for the NOAA to dole out to fisheries in Alaska, and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in D.C. Also, a whopping $13 billion would go to mitigation projects to prepare for future storms.  Budget watchdogs dubbed the 94-page emergency spending bill, “Sandy Scam.”

Of course, the main stream media jumped all over Speaker Boehner’s pulling of the non-relief bill as leaving the Sandy victims out in the cold, while failing to lay any of the blame on Harry Reid’s Senate, for not sending the house a clean bill.

Also, what episode of liberal hate toward conservatives would be complete without some tidbit from the “Occupy Democrats” organization? According to that group of liars, Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, took the opportunity to score some cheap political points by visiting flood-ravaged Louisiana when Governor, John Bel Edwards pleaded with politicians not to interfere. Occupy Democrats alleges that candidate Trump and Vice Presidential running mate, Mike Pense, began causing problems because personnel had to be pulled from aiding in the relief efforts to provide security for the candidates, when in actuality, Trump provided his own private security for which he pays, not the tax payers.

It was also indicated by Occupy Democrats that Trump and Pense, handed out supplied for about one minute. Then Trump caused chaos at the scene by shaking hands and signing autographs, which diverted the attention of volunteers away from their appointed tasks.

According to numerous sources, Governor Edwards and former Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu, were grateful for candidate Trump’s visit and hope that both Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton will visit Louisiana.

The Occupy Democrats article did not mention one thing about the truckload of supplies that Donald Trump sent to the flooded area, nor did they mention that the candidate spent some time talking to people and touring some of the damaged homes.

And how did the Trump jet get permission to land in Louisiana? A flight plan had to be filed, so someone had to okay that. Another little fact conveniently forgotten by Occupy Democrats.

As they do with almost everything, liberals have made the Louisiana floods and the ongoing relief efforts political. Wouldn’t it be nice if, just once, liberals could get through a major issue without exuding their intense hatred for Republicans and conservatives, or without blaming George W. Bush?

I haven’t heard anything about climate change, but I’m sure it’s coming.

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WAR ON EVERYTHING – PART ONE

It seems as though there is a war on everything about me and what I stand for these days. The United States government, particularly the current administration seems to be anti-me. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss a significant area on which this administration appears to be declaring war.

I’m from the South and we vote Republican. In the Daily Beast, liberal journalist Michael Tomasky wrote an article entitled, “Dens, It’s Time to Dump Dixie.” Dixie, of course, refers to the name of the Southern United States during the time of the Civil War.

In the article, Mr. Tomasky discusses the defeat of Mary Landrieu, Democrat Senator from Louisiana in this fall’s general election. He compares the last few weeks of Ms. Landrieu’s campaign to the last two weeks of the life of a blind and toothless dog you knew the vet was just itching to destroy. He goes on to say that he felt that the Senator did what she could to get re-elected and had an honorable tenure in the Senate, as far as he knew. In writing this article, Mr. Tomasky didn’t even bother to look into her senatorial career.

Being a liberal, Tomasky obviously is reeling from November and supported Mary Landrieu in her campaign for re-election in the Louisiana run-off on December 6. People win elections and people lose elections. It happens every time an election is held. But now that Ms. Landrieu lost, Mr. Tomasky justifies her loss by saying that she comes from a reactionary, prejudice-infested place. He goes on to write that a toothless dog is a figure of sympathy, but the vet who takes pleasure in gassing it is not.

Also in the article, the author states that the victims of the particular form of euthanasia it enforces with such glee are tolerance, compassion, civic decency, trans-racial community, the crucial secular values on which this country was founded.

Let’s try to clarify and put into plain English what Mr. Tomasky has written. Keep in mind that I sometimes have trouble reading stuff written by liberals because I’m an unenlightened oaf. My guess is he’s saying that with Louisiana failing to re-elect Ms. Landrieu that the state is not tolerant, nor is it compassionate. I don’t know what civil decency means and I’m not going to take the time to research it. With respect to trans-racial community, I can only guess that he means something to the effect that we’re racists. Liberals calling us who live in the South racists is nothing new. Again, keep in mind that the definition of racism is anything that liberals say it is at any given point in time.  As far as what he means by crucial secular values, I, once again can only guess that he means values that did not arise out of the Ten Commandments which for the basis for this country’s laws.

Mr. Tomasky seems to be lamenting that with Ms. Landrieu’s defeat, the South has no more Democrat Senators. But he says this is good and that “we” should just forget about the whole fetid place and let the GOP have it and turn it into a Fee Market, Jesus Paradise. He appears to dislike the free market and Christianity, two major pillars on which this country was founded.

At one point in the article, Tomasky says that the South “has become just one big nuclear waste site of choleric, and extremely racialized, resentment.”  I’ve placed the commas exactly where Mr. Tomasky placed them in the article and it doesn’t make sense. Thinking that typos might have been made, I tried to replace the commas hoping to be able to further understand the statement. That didn’t work. However, I think I can safely say that Mr. Tomasky doesn’t like the South.

I believe the point that Tomasky is trying to make is that the Democrats shouldn’t bother trying to win elections in the South because they’re not going to; it’s just not worth the ideological cost. I’m not sure what he means by ideological cost. But again, I’m an unenlightened oaf.  The article ends with the writer concluding that the South is lost, gone, a different country. Then he indicates that maybe it should be.

Is the United States government declaring war on the southern United States? It sure looks that way. While we’ve always been accused of being racist, those accusations seem to be flying more often than usual and they’re still about as false as usual.

I’m trying to make light of this article and show just how uninformed and two-faced that Mr. Tomasky is. He says the South is intolerant. Talk about intolerance! He appears to hate the free market and Christians. He also doesn’t appear interested in having discussions about issues, and like most liberals, he ignores facts and truths.

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MARY LANDRIEU, SHAME ON YOU!

Democrat Senator from Louisiana, Mary Landrieu, sure stuck her foot in her mouth yesterday when she said that the south has not been friendly to blacks or women because it is conservative. If that’s the case, why are there so many of us down here? Why aren’t we scrambling to move to other parts of the country leaving behind the white guys?

Speaking as a white woman, I like it here. I’ve had chances to move to other areas, but have chosen not to. And why wouldn’t a woman not want to live in the South? The climate here is certainly better here than the climate in most parts of the nation. I’m not an outdoors person and the thought of having to shovel snow everyday  in order to get to work does not appeal to me at all. Furthermore, it’s overall much safer down here. I consider the street and neighborhood where I live to be one of the safest in the nation. So why would I want to move to a place where I had to have multiple locks on the doors and would be taking a chance with my life if I decided that I needed something from the store in the middle of the night. Also, folks are generally friendlier here and much more likely to help you if you’re in distress. And the food’s better down here.

Now I can’t speak for blacks, but here in Alabama, some of you might be happy to know that we have made some strides since last year. If you will recall, last year the top two Alabamians were white. This year that’s changed. Granted, the number one person in the state of Alabama is white and you can call me a racist if you must, but I hope that doesn’t change anytime soon. But the number two person in this state is black. And you will probably have to go down to places 8 or 9 to find a white person. Now my list might not be the same as everyone’s list, but I can guarantee you that a large majority of the people that live in the state of Alabama will say that the number one person in the state on their list is white and the number two person on their list is black.

So, what’s Ms. Landrieu trying to say or what excuses is she trying to make for the fact that she is struggling to keep her Senate seat? My guess is that she’s doing  what all Democrats seem to do when they are backed into a corner and can’t win arguments  based on facts and statistics. She hurls insults and accusations of racism, sexism, and every other “ism.” Well, Mary, you might ought to re-think you conclusions about the South. You just might be taking up permanent residence here in the near future.

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