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‘IDES OF TRUMP,’ LIBERALS TO INUNDATE WHITE HOUSE WITH POSTCARDS

I heard about this little stunt that liberals were preparing to do on March 15, also known as the ‘Ides of March,’ the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated. Being one of the stupidest things I had ever heard of liberals doing, I felt sure that it would fizzle out before March 15. Evidently not, though. According to commondreams.org, the ‘Ides of Trump’ movement plans to mail at least 1 million postcards to President Donald Trump on the fifteenth to show the man, the media, and the politicians how vast their numbers are…to make it irrefutable that the president’s claim of wide support is a farce.

Anti-trumpsters are encouraged to write one or more postcards, addressed to the president at the White House, plus take pictures of the cards and post to social media. Participants are also encouraged to “write from the heart,” citing all of their issues with number 45: DAPL, women’s rights, racial discrimination, religious freedom, immigration, economic security, education, the environment, etc.

The desire of the people spear-heading this movement is to overwhelm Washington and bury the White House Post Office in pink slips, all informing President Trump that he is fired.

While I certainly believe in freedom of speech, freedom of expression, etc., and admit that these folks have every right to carry on this stupidity, what good is it going to do? These postcards, except for a token few, will not reach the president. They will be disposed of at some point.

All this is going to do is “gum up the mail.” The regular mail such as checks, packages, bills, magazines, medicines, and yes, junk mail will be delayed. What about the thousands or maybe even millions of people who have medicines such as insulin delivered to their residences through the U.S. Postal Service? What if the medicine is delayed and the recipient is out of his or her prescriptions? Every American is going to be inconvenienced in some way.

Also, extra postal workers are going to have to be brought in to deal with all of this. That means the already financially strapped USPS is going to pay out additional money in wages and overtime. Furthermore, these postcards are just going to be disposed of. And where are they going to be taken. This is surely going to clog up the garbage dumps across the United States. Could this paper be recycled? Probably. But the works are going to be “gummed up” somewhere.

If those of us who didn’t vote for or support Obama when he was elected president had pulled something like this, we would, first of all, been called racists, the term that has always been thrown out at those who didn’t agree with the former president’s policies. We would also have been called tree-killers because trees are used to make postcards. But since you are liberals and have the media on your side, nothing much will be said by the media.

This is nothing but an act of pure hate by those on the left. They can’t get over the fact that they lost the election…their candidate didn’t win. It’s been four months since the election and they’re still acting like the whiny brats they are. Because they are miserable, they’re going to ruin things for everyone else and cause hurt to as many Americans as possible.

Surprised? You shouldn’t be.

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THAT WOMEN’S MARCH

The day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, a march took place on the National Mall called the Women’s March on Washington. Initially, it was referred to as the “Million Women March,” but that was changed.

My initial reaction was to question what these women were marching for or against. Was it just that they hate Donald Trump and were traumatized by his unexpected victory over their beloved, Hillary Clinton? Did they have some valid “beefs” with the new administration or were they generally unhappy with the progress women have made for over half of a generation or were they scared that Roe vs. Wade would be overturned?

According to one of the organizers, Tomika Mallory, the effort was not anti-Trump. Instead, it was a continuation of a struggle women have been dealing with for a very long time.

Per npr.org, the march got its start as a cross-country collaboration among seven women in the aftermath of election day and gained traction online, becoming a network of 50-plus events in multiple countries.

Organizers Hope Women’s March on Washing Inspires, Evolves

Still not sure about the purpose of the women’s march, I sought out information from the far-left website, VOX. In an article entitled, “To understand the Women’s March on Washington, you need to understand intersectional feminism.” Well, hold it right there. I don’t know what intersectional feminism is Reading further down into the article, I determined that “intersectional feminism” is the idea that many women are members of other marginalized groups, which affects their experiences.

Brittany Cooper, an assistant professor of women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University explained, “And those parts—race, gender, sexuality, and religion, and ability—are not incidental or auxiliary. They matter politically.” Lehigh University’s Monica Miller defined it in an unpublished 2014 interview with Vox: “An intersectional feminist approach understands that categories of identity and difference cannot be separated and doesn’t abandon one category of analysis such as gender, or sexuality in favor of analyzing others such as race, and class.”

Apparently, this concept of intersectionality is not a new one. Kimberle Crenshaw, a law professor at UCLA and Columbia is credited with coining the term intersectionality in a 1989 paper entitled, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory, and Antiracist Politics.”

After wading through the Vox article, I still didn’t have a clue as to what this march was all about. But it did make me wonder why I’ve spent so much of my time trying to be the best that I could in the fields where I have worked. Could I have not done just as well writing BS articles and contemplating the concept of intersectionality? Silly me.

Washington, you need to understand intersectional feminism.

After the above, and almost two weeks, I’m still not sure what this march was about. The women participating have indicated that it was about women’s right in which they were being denied. I heard complaints of lack of access to basic women’s health care, violence against women, reproductive rights, equal pay for equal work, etc.

As few as fifty-five or sixty years ago, a woman could not get credit or purchase a house. Furthermore, a woman graduating or leaving school was destined to live with her parents if she had not found herself a man and didn’t have plans to marry. The most common occupations for women back then were secretary, school teacher, or nurse. If you did accept a job in a town other than the one in which you grew up, you were lucky to be able to rent a room. While in those days, there were certainly women doctors, lawyers, and engineers, they were few and far between.

Fast-forward to today, and none of the above holds true. Women are buying houses, getting credit, entering fields of their choice. The sky’s the limit.

Could things be better for today’s woman? Of course, they can. Perfection will not be achieved until Jesus returns and sets up his 1000-year kingdom here on earth.

Now, I’m sure that there are places where women doing the same job as men are getting paid less. That may be an unwritten company policy or there may be reasons a certain woman is getting paid less than a certain man. I’ve written on this before and in my writings indicated that discrimination is hard to prove and each case of alleged inequity should be examined separately. But if a woman finds herself in that position, I believe it should be up to her to do what’s best. Leave the company and go someplace else to work. And I do acknowledge that this may be easier said than done.

We’re human beings. We have brains and a sense of reason. Unlike animals, we can, and at times must refrain from giving into certain urges or behavior. In other words, we have the means to take responsibility for ourselves, and we should, if possible, do so.

Many women are concerned with a Donald Trump presidency that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and it will therefore, be up to the states to decide on abortion restrictions. At this time, no one can say whether or not that will happen.

Some women seemed to be unhappy with the fact that it is their bodies chose to carry a child and give birth to that child. Thus, they want society to pay for their birth control, even though most birth control methods cost less than $15.00 per month. With the above, some of these women participating in the marches on January 21, feel anger because it’s necessary to purchase certain feminine products for hygiene purposes; whereas, men don’t have to purchase such things.

In her rant during the march in Washington, D.C., actress, Ashley Judd indicated that pads and tampons are still taxed when Viagra and Rogaine are not. According to Politifact, that is only half true. When it comes to sales taxes on purchases, states typically set the rules. Seven states currently exempt tampons, menstrual cups, and pads from taxation. Five states have no sales tax at all. So, as of January 22, 2017, thirty-eight states and the District of Columbia tax feminine hygiene products. Because it is a prescription drug, Viagra, an erectile dysfunction medicine, isn’t taxed in any state except Illinois. Rogaine, a product for hair loss, is exempt from taxes in eight states because it is an over-the -counter treatment  and doesn’t require a prescription.

Are pads and tampons taxed but Viagra and Rogaine not?

How much money are we talking about? Is it even worth it? If you think it is, then petition your state representative for review.

The women’s march in Washington and the sister marches held around the country, including my hometown of Birmingham, Alabama, were nothing but a bunch of spoiled whiney babies throwing temper tantrums that their candidate was not elected president. And to add fuel to the fire, many of the hats worn were knitted by hand and had cat ears on each side. These were more commonly called “pussy hats.” Some of the women were also wearing costumes made to look like female genitals. Vulgar signs were displayed and foul language such as the F-word were often shouted.

According to The Black Sphere, following the march, tens of thousands chose to leave their signs outside various DC landmarks, including the White House and the Trump International Hotel.

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Women’s March Trash: literally piles of trash left on the streets.

Can you get much classier? Even if I did have a major grievance about something, I would not allow these marching women, whether they were part of the Washington march or other sister marches around the nation, or even advocates of the marches, represent me on anything. In fact, I fear they have hurt women’s causes all over the nation. Would you hire someone who was a part of an advocate of these marches? I certainly would not.

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SO MUCH USE OF THE WORD HATE

When I was growing up, my parents would scold me if I used the word, “hate.” I was taught that hate was a terrible word and should only be used sparingly, if not at all.

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Instead of saying, “I hate turnip greens,” I was supposed to say that I didn’t care for turnip greens. Furthermore, I was never to say that I hated somebody. Again, I was supposed to say that I didn’t care for somebody. I was taught not to hate anyone or anything, except maybe snakes.

Fast forward to the second decade of the twenty-first century and what do we constantly hear…hate speech, hate groups, hate crimes, haters. The word hate is thrown out there by liberals constantly that no one thinks about the intensity of the word anymore.

In February, 1989, the Hate Crimes Statistics Act is reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. It required the Department of Justice to collect and publish data about crimes motivated by hatred based on race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. In April, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signs the bill into law.

In March of 1993, the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act is reintroduced in the House. It would allow judges to impose harsher penalties for hate crimes, including hate crimes based on gender, disability, and sexual orientation that occur in national parks and on other federal property. In November, 1993, the Hate Crimes Sentencing Enhancement Act is added as an amendment to the Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. It is later enacted.

In November, 1997, HRC asks the White House to focus also on how law enforcement officials are trained to investigate and prosecute bias crimes. Before a White House summit on hate crimes concluded, Clinton unveiled a package of initiatives that included expending federal hate crimes laws to encompass crimes aimed at people because they are gay, disabled, or because of their sex.

In March 1999, The Hate Crimes Prevention Act is re-introduced in the Senate and in the House. In July, 1999, the Senate passes the Hate Crimes Prevention Act after it is incorporated as an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, and State appropriations bill.

In October, 2009, President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act into law as a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The above illustrates only the high points in the history of Federal late crimes legislation. According to Wikipedia, while all states have their hate crime laws and all states vary, current statutes permit prosecution of hate crimes committed on the basis of a person’s protected characteristics of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

While the history of “hate speech” goes back a ways, I wasn’t able to pin down when the term became somewhat of a household term in the U.S. But if I had to guess, I would say the term became commonplace around the late 1990s and early 2000s.

Later, we learned about hate groups where it seemed as though liberals were calling every group that didn’t agree with them about the issues as hate groups. Among the groups they labeled as hate groups included The Tea Party. For example, a staffer for Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) told reporters than Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo) had been spat on by a protestor. Also Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga), a hero of the civil rights movement was call the n-word. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News offered anyone $100,000 who could verify that this happened. No one could. The Tea Party is comprised of pro-limited government individuals, most are over fifty, who feel that we’re taxed enough already. Occasionally, you might see a sign or placard that might not be in the best of taste, but certainly not qualify as “hate speech.” But it seems as though liberals classify anything that does not agree with their view points as hate speech, and any group that does not fit within the boundaries of their views as hate groups.

I once indicated in a Facebook comment that the Democrat party was only concerned about controlling every aspect of people’s lives. I was then informed by a liberal that the federal government has so many wonderful programs that are designed to help people, and this liberal asked me if I hated all people who were beneficiaries of government programs. She followed by saying that she was trying to get me to stop saying such hateful things. Saying that the Democrat party was only concerned about controlling every aspect of people’s lives was hateful speech? NO! There’s no in between with liberals. If they don’t like what you say, it’s hate speech.

The Southern Law Poverty Center, a far left organization in Montgomery, Alabama, has a list of Hate groups that they supposedly watch. Among the groups they classify as Hate Groups are the American College of Pediatricians and the American Family organization. They also include the Conservative Republicans of Texas, the Dr. James Kennedy Ministries, the Christian Action Network, and the David Horowitz Freedom Center. These are organizations with which I am familiar and these organization are certainly not hate groups. But I will say, to their credit, they have the New Black Panthers listed as a hate group, along with other Islamic organizations.

I can’t possibly go through all the groups that the Southern Poverty Law Center considers as hate groups, but it’s obvious that many Christian groups are listed, as well as right-wing groups. I keep wondering when I’m going to be listed as a hater.

My point is this. If you don’t agree fully with the liberal doctrine, you are part of a hate group, guilty of uttering hate speech, and a hater in general. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the word, “hate.” As I indicated in the beginning of this article, I was taught that “hate” is a terrible word. Just because you don’t like something or disagree with someone or some philosophy doesn’t mean you’re are a hater. If you express that disagreement, it doesn’t mean you are guilty of hate speech or a part of a hate group who has similar ideology as you do.

While I’m sick of the word, hate, it doesn’t appear that liberals are going to let go of their focus on this word anytime soon. And I’d certainly check the Southern Poverty Law Center website often to make sure that you, your church, or any club to which you might belong is not listed as one of their “hate groups.”

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THE DONALD TRUMP MYSTIQUE AND GUNS

Since he declared himself a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President, I haven’t said much about Donald Trump. Now that he’s the front runner and likely to be the Republican nominee, I’ll weigh in.

When Mr. Trump initially entered the race, I didn’t think too much about him. Like many Republicans, I thought he would have “flash in the pan” popularity and then be out of the race. However, your average “conservative man/woman on the street” has bonded with him and may very well put him in the White House. Why is this? Read the following.

Donald Trump, the world’s best businessman, is not afraid to speak out. He doesn’t care about political correctness, nor does he care about the mainstream media’s reaction to him. When he says things that the left doesn’t like and considers offensive, Donald doesn’t sappily attempt to apologize. Instead he thumbs his nose at the left, and this is what the average conservative man/woman want to see.

In the last couple of decades, Republican politicians and office holders have become scared of their own shadows. They’re afraid of the mainstream media and the left, in general. They tippy-tippy-toe around trying to be as politically correct as possible. They’re so afraid of the current president shutting down the government, knowing the president, the mainstream media, and the left, in general, will blame the Congressional Republicans.

After Mr. Trump indicated that he would block all Muslims from immigrating to the United States until representatives could figure out what was going on, the White House indicated that Mr. Trump was not qualified and should end his candidacy. The left went on a “tear.” In addition to suggesting that he was not qualified to be president, the left indicated that any Republican who did not denounce Donald Trump was not qualified to be president. Thus Republican presidential candidates and prominent Republicans got in line with the liberals to denounce Donald Trump. Can you say scared of their own shadow?

Donald Trump is not afraid of saying it as he sees it. If he misspeaks, he may revise what he said to a certain degree, but he never walks anything back, nor does he apologize. He’s politically incorrect and proud of it. Most Americans sick and tired of political correctness, but afraid to be politically incorrect, lest the left attempt to do them harm.

Donald knows this, I discovered this after becoming a political blogger, but Republican politicians don’t seem to have figured it out yet: liberals are nothing but bullies. And what do most bullies do when you turn it right back at them, they tend to fade into the woodwork. Try it, it works.

I’m not comfortable with having someone in the White House who has had no political experience. Running a government is so very different from running a business. I favor someone who has had political experience and business experience. So, I would rather see some else get the nomination. But again, Republicans are scared of their own shadows, the left, and the mainstream media. And I think a lot of Trump’s success is due to the failure of Republicans to get their message out there and fight for what they believe. He’s definitely not my first choice, but if he’s the nominee, he will get my vote.

Now to the second part of this post, guns. Gun sales to Americans are going through the roof due to the indication of the current administration that will they not protect us, even though protecting American citizens is the number one responsibility of any president and his or her administration.

Having lived in the South all of my life, I’m perfectly okay with having guns in my house. When I was growing up, my Dad had guns and I knew where he kept them. I was not to go near them, and I didn’t. While I have kept a handgun to protect myself from intruders coming onto my property for most of my adult life, I never felt it necessary to obtain a carry permit. Now I do.

It’s not a matter of if we have another terrorist attack on American soil, it’s a matter of when. ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups have infiltrated the United States and those charged with protecting the American people will not do their jobs. Furthermore, this administration, the mainstream media, and the left in general are ever so slowly attempting to demoralize our local police forces. They are trying to set guidelines to render the police virtually feckless, thereby limiting their ability to protect people they are supposed to be serving. When I go somewhere, I’m subject to being the victim of perhaps a terrorist attack or criminal attack.

We have the worst president in my lifetime and perhaps in the entire history of the United States. We’re sitting ducks and must take responsibility for our own lives and those of our loved ones. I know it’s a personal choice, but think about it. We’re at a very critical cross-roads in the history of the United States of America. In order for our Democratic Republic to survive, we must take our country back. We can begin now with law abiding adult citizens purchasing firearms and learning how to use them.

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ISN’T IT AMAZING HOW POLITICALLY CORRECT WE HAVE BECOME

On Monday, December 7, 2015, Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump, called for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. When I heard this, I thought, “oh no,” this is going to take up valuable news time that could best be spent on items that are more important than what Donald Trump says, even though there is a chance that he might be the next President of the United States.

Of course, the Democrats were lining up to call out Mr. Trump with their usual fiery rhetoric. The White House claimed that he should be expunged from the list of presidential candidates because his word disqualified him from becoming president. The White House went on to further indicate that any Republican presidential candidate that does not denounce Donald Trump is not qualified to be president. Thus, the Republicans were lining up to denigrate the Republican frontrunner.

When I examined exactly what Mr. Trump said, I saw that he actually proposed a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on. “Until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on.” It doesn’t appear that Mr. Trump is calling for a permanent shutdown of Muslims entering the country, but a shutdown until our country’s representatives can so something, whatever that is.

Democrats/liberals regularly take things out of context like cutting off words. The fact that they didn’t take into consideration the words, “Until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on.” However, it looks as though many Republicans are doing the same thing. Instead of asking Mr. Trump what he meant by those words, they lined up as I described above to further bash Mr. Trump and call for him to step down as a presidential candidate.

Bill O’Reilly, yesterday evening (December 8, 2015), didn’t mention it on The O’Reilly Factor. I know Bill claims to be a fair and balanced independent and not a Republican. But I would have thought he would have mentioned those last few words uttered by Mr. Trump. There were some guests on the O’Reilly Factor that argued for limiting Muslim immigrants coming in from certain radical Muslim nations until the United States can properly vet them.

Yesterday, it was also brought to the forefront, primarily on social media, that former President Jimmy Carter banned Iranians from coming to the United States during the hostage crisis in 1980. The only way that they would be let in was for emergency medical treatment. Also, in November 1979, the Attorney General gave all Iranian students on month to report to the local immigration office. Around 7,000 were found to be in violation of their visas.

Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, but I doubt that back in 1979/1980 a Republican administration proposing similar procedures would have caused such an outcry with Democrats, except maybe the very, very radical leftists.

Fast-forward to 2015 and what have we got. Democrats, including the White House, stating that because of what he said, Donald Trump is not qualified to be president. And the Republicans are just about as bad, fighting to get to the beginning of the line where they can also denounce Donald Trump.

Sadly, over time, the United States has become a bastion of political correctness. It’s gotten into everyone, including me, I’m sure. Whenever a public figure utters something that not only the left, but also some on the right, feel is racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., everyone is out there to condemn that person and the media spends days talking about it, some of the time neglecting what’s really important. Also, if you’re a public figure and don’t condemn it, you, yourself, will be condemned.

Congress, along with the current administration, should be looking at ways to properly vet certain groups of Muslims when they seek to enter the United States. And until procedures can be developed and implemented, perhaps some restrictions on immigration of Muslims should be put in place. This is what should be discussed in the wake of Donald Trump’s comments, but it won’t. It won’t be discussed and no procedures will be put in place to properly vet Muslims who come to this country as immigrants. Why? Because we’re too busy attempting to destroy someone who said something that was certainly crass and controversial.

It looks as though the left is, over time, accomplishing their goal of destroying those that don’t tow the liberal line. To keep this from happening, all Republicans/Conservatives must cease being scared of their own shadows. They must quit worrying about how the mainstream media and the left will label them. If we want to take back our country, we’re going to have to fight for it and be willing to accept the punches and blows that the liberals, including, the media, are sure to inflict.

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