The LIES Continue

medialiesIt didn’t take but one simple sentence on NBC World News at 6:30 pm on the local NBC affiliate to figure out how the Liberal media is going to go forward after the election,  there going to double down and lie even more.    The theme was that the Trump transition team was in “Turmoil” because apparently several changes where made.  Then the story is told, with plenty of unsubstantiated sensationalism, to try and uphold the claim of turmoil.  It was all bullshit and lies from the Liberal Left and it was repeated over and over, like puppets on strings, throughout the country.  Nothing new here, but it’s another swamp that needs drained……so simply turn the channel and get the word out to your friends.  The enemy  is NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, CNN, NYT, Google, Facebook, Twitter and maybe even FOX, just to name the main culprits.

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  1. Fed up with the Liberal lies….all of them.

    • Fear not Gman. Change is happening. The election exposed so much. People are cutting the cord more and more. Print media is dead. Look at the NY Times. My nephew is paying our cable here, only because I won’t any more, and I’m only keeping it in the house til football is over.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Anita…..just buy the NFL package and stream it from the internet. Pre season you can watch real time and all games are available. Regular season, you just have to offset a couple hours, Enjoy the games over and over and over until the next season starts.

        I dropped cable years ago as a total waste of money. The reasonably good TV programs are usually available for the previous season when the new one starts on Netflix.

        • Right, that is the plan. Of course that means updating to a smart TV too. They’re a whole lot more affordable now though. Shoot, just a few months of no cable bill can pay for a new tv.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            You betcha……We had a TV up until I was 4. The TV broke and it was not until we moved into the city and I was a teenager that another TV entered the house. Even that was built by my Dad. We wanted a “boom box” for the beach to get all salty and sandy….built them ourselves. Even then wasting time watching TV was rare. To busy WORKING, GOING TO SCHOOL & HOMEWORK, SPORTS, and above all GIRLS….The priorities were in the correct order. No allowance so work was required to pay for the dates. Going to school and getting good grades was future planning. Sports was a good way to meet girls…even they could not go out until their homework was done……FYI, when we got out drivers licence we were expected to do ALL the maintenance on the cars. For that we got the PRIVELEGE of using them. From 7 on, I do not remember not working at something to earn money, all outside the home. Cleaning stables, feeding horses, breaking and exercising horses, cleaning pools, mowing lawns, picking and tending fruit trees.

            • Ha. We didn’t get that privilege too much. Maybe a rare HS football or basketball game. Catholic family, business owners, 8 kids. Starting the summer of 8th grade we had to work after school. Homework after dinner. Then there was no if’s about it. We were expected to go to college and pay for it ourselves. I think we were the last family in America with a black and white tv. We thought we were cool though when dad broke down and we were first with the Atari pong game. Didn’t hurt us a bit.

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                Pong…..the burn marks on the CRT didn’t you love them? I remember when the game 1st came out, saw it only at bowling alleys tucked in with the pinball machines. Never got into “computer” gaming.

                Dad worked incredibly hard with long absences. So when he was home we didn’t ever want to have him do chores of any sort. All that was taken care of before. Like painting the house, lawns mowed, garbage alway out…..never an allowance….back in the old days and being to small to pull the cord and start the mower, just used a drill with the correct sized socket. Just had to be quick when the engine started or the drill would go flying.

                I’ve never worked a retail, or grocery store or fast food job ever. Spent all my time working outdoors as a kid. Learned skills that I used over the years and even now.

  2. This article fits perfectly here. https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/11/16/former-obama-spokesman-threatens-trump-over-media-access/#more-124637

    Looking on the transition website…I don’t care if your name is Ruppert Murdoch..get in line and apply for new press credentials. How much do you want to bet that many big names will be denied access or at least put to the back of the room. I bet the smaller networks like OAN or the new network with Malkin, Levin and Steyn along with internet sites are granted better access than the old dogs.

    • Payback is a bitch and the media should get a whole lot of payback. Limit access to a small number, let in the few that have supported him and maybe a couple who didn’t. This would help to debunk the lying nonsense the MSM puts out. My suggestion would be to have one person from Infowars and exclude CNN. That would be some serious Karma there 😀

  3. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I can just imagine what any potential enemy is thinking after this election. They’re laughing the deepest belly laughs. They’re not laughing at Trump, they’re laughing at all the people who need safety pins, seeking mental counseling, need safe rooms, and “play dough” and crayons…..What they are looking at is not the “Greatest Generation” who are dying off, and their offspring (us) who are also starting to cross the bar, they are looking at “easy pickings” in about 15-20 years…..honestly this is our Rubicon.

    When we have NBA teams starting to boycott Trumps establishments, Mark Cuban to name one and his team,

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      $68K per house in Haiti…not bad digs for that country. Circumsizing males….isn’t that a religious thing? Sand gets in there and what pain….the rest are private businesses dodging expenses….all paid for by paper and ink of no value except a promise at some time in the future to pay the bond.

  4. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Anita…is Michigan still about 13K-14K votes up for Trump?

    If you like reading grab a book called “The Reckoning” written by David Halberston. He gets in the US auto industry and ends it with off-shoring and it’s as of then unknown impact. Just expand the idea of the book into all phases of our economy and it is quite a foretelling book…..as important as finance is to any business, they did not run companies for the most part…engineers and people who knew the businesses did. Over time finance took complete control of most companies and usually then became risk avoidance. Finance literally killed the business I worked in at IBM and we were the BEST in the world.

    As an example of financial decisions…McNamara as CFO at Ford when approached by engineering wanting new paint hoods to not only fit the bigger cars being produced and also the new enamels and colors that were being offered….he vetoed the request and said CUT the car in two and the reweld it back together……he did lose in the end, but you get the point. Anybody who served in and around the Vietnam War McNamara is a very vilified idiot and I know liberals who lived near him and thought he was the greatest..

    • I’m tired of trying to chase down the Michigan results. More crookery. The only thing that should hold it up would be the absentee count. Bet we find out Trump wins the popular vote too…just gotta let these protesters have their say first. It’s bullshit.

      I’ll look into the book. It really is simple, just have to get the blockheads out of the way.

      My sister’s career followed yours in a way. IBM to Burroughs, couple stops in between, on her way to the Dept of the Navy in Maryland. She was in the same complex, next building over when that shooter was there a few years back. Scary time.

      • Betting that Clinton carries Michigan……sudden influx of mysterious uncounted votes…..13k easy to overcome when the dead arise.

        • They are still voting in Michigan!

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Talked to some friends in Michigan last night and no matter how many votes keep coming in the margin has been staying pretty constant they told me.

          But I do have fears that we just might be subjected to an Al Franken like election where mysterious boxes of votes turn up MONTHS after multiple recounts and court filings and mysteriously a box shows up that all 100% voted for Franken tipping the scale when all the previous counts favored the Incumbant, the left knew exactly how many votes to dig up, because the courts said….after this recount NO More.

          Bottom line is she has a lot of electoral votes to gain and Trump lose for her to win eventually under our current election laws. A concern of mine is that Bill was very definite as to how many “electoral” votes HRC will get…..maybe he knows that the electors will go rogue and pay their miniscule fines for voting against their States selection……That BS will bust this country wide open and we will be nothing but a Banana Republic from now on.

  5. Healthcare by T-Ray

    Let start a discussion on what healthcare should look like in the USA. First I view healthcare as an individual responsibility not a right. Health insurance, which is not healthcare, should be for catastrophic events not routine maintenance.
    1) Make all health related costs tax deductable.
    2) Start individual HSA accounts from birth. The government will fund the first $5000 to all US citizen babies. Babies are only US citizens if at least one parent is a citizen or green card holder. If that person is the father, he must be either married to the mother or supply DNA evidence of fatherhood. All other births will be given a birth affidavit which shows time and place of birth and other statistics but clearly states non-citizen.
    3) Health insurances should be of the high deductable type. The insurance company pays nothing until the deductable is met.
    4) Annual contributions to the HSA can be up to 150% of the deductable tax free.
    5) Patients will pay for prescriptions out of pocket until the deductable is met with one exception. Prescriptions costing over $100 will have a copay of $100.
    6) Annual stop limits for the insurance company will be $1M.
    7) Lifetime stop limit for a patient will be $5M.
    8) Insurance companies must accept all patients, no preconditions. A 1 year waiting period may apply unless transferring from another insurance company.
    9) Premiums will be based upon actuarial statistics for the following age groups: 0 – 18, 18 – 30, 30 – 50, 50 – 65.
    10) Insurance companies may sell insurance nationwide but must meet local state regulations.
    11) All legal actions between insurance companies, medical providers and patients will be in the state of the patients residence.
    12) Tort reform similar to that in TX will be implemented.
    13) If a suit is brought and the finding is for the defendant, there will be an immediate appeal for compensation of legal fees by the defendant. The same judge/jury will decide it the suit was frivolous. If so, the defendant is entitled to 80% of his legal fees.
    14) Those patients exceeding the $5M lifetime limit will be enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.
    15) Patients can negotiate fees with providers who can provide services below Medicare and Medicaid rates if so negotiated.
    16) Patients may opt for concierge services w/o insurance but concierge providers may hedge their costs by purchasing a group insurance plan.
    17) Small companies and individuals may join a Limited Liability Healthcare Consortium (LLHC) that can negotiate group rates with the insurance companies. Such LLHCs must be non-profit with all profits reverting to members.
    18) HSA accounts may be invested in reasonable safe equities and such. For minors no investment may be made in any fund with greater than a 3 Morning Star rating. For adults, funds exceeding $100K may be invested in any fund.
    19) HSA fees are not to exceed 0.1% of the fund to a maximum of $500 annually.
    20) Any non-citizen, non-legal resident who accepts health services and does not pay will have the payment forwarded to their native country for payment. If the native country does not pay, they will be deducted from any payments from the US to that country.

    This still does not address the poor but I think it is a start.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Years ago I went to a doctor’s visit. As I was checking in a guy from latin America was ahead of me. He clearly had a work related emergency gash in his hand. No insurance etc. When he was told what the fee for sewing him up would be, he opened his wallet and paid in cash.

      When my brother was born the doctor’s bill was $50, when I was born it was $75. Giving birth was a NORMAL fact of life and usually done early, not later as is now. There was obviously a maternity ward unless you were born at home…today every hospital has a huge birthing center…..I know people from HS that had children so late they’re retired/retiring and the kids are still in school, like secondary….When my dad was 43 both my brother and I were so far gone and on careers already.

      Has all this medical expenditure that we have here made our nation a healthier nation…..not in the least…our local medical center here is so good, the black people won’t even go there unless it’s an emergency but yet it’s doubling it’s size

    • Oh my……” First I view healthcare as an individual responsibility not a right. Health insurance, which is not healthcare, should be for catastrophic events not routine maintenance.” You are going to progressive hell for that one.

      1) Make all health related costs tax deductable.
      ( Yes sir…dollar for dollar )

      2) Start individual HSA accounts from birth. The government will fund the first $5000 to all US citizen babies. Babies are only US citizens if at least one parent is a citizen or green card holder. If that person is the father, he must be either married to the mother or supply DNA evidence of fatherhood. All other births will be given a birth affidavit which shows time and place of birth and other statistics but clearly states non-citizen.
      ( If I am reading you correctly, this eliminates the anchor baby issue. Also, I would emphasize that the funding will be in the form of tax credit )

      3) Health insurances should be of the high deductable type. The insurance company pays nothing until the deductable is met.
      (I would recommend that this be a negotiable issue between insurance company and individual.)

      4) Annual contributions to the HSA can be up to 150% of the deductable tax free.
      ( I would increase this to 200%)

      5) Patients will pay for prescriptions out of pocket until the deductable is met with one exception. Prescriptions costing over $100 will have a copay of $100.
      ( Could this also be a negotiable topic with the insurance company based on need?)

      6) Annual stop limits for the insurance company will be $1M.
      ( Tough sell without cost limits in place).

      7) Lifetime stop limit for a patient will be $5M.
      ( Need more info on this. It sounds like a maximum out of pocket )

      8) Insurance companies must accept all patients, no preconditions. A 1 year waiting period may apply unless transferring from another insurance company.
      (ok)

      9) Premiums will be based upon actuarial statistics for the following age groups: 0 – 18, 18 – 30, 30 – 50, 50 – 65.
      (Your age categories presume medicare/medicaid….why?)

      10) Insurance companies may sell insurance nationwide but must meet local state regulations.
      (ok)
      11) All legal actions between insurance companies, medical providers and patients will be in the state of the patients residence.
      ( I have a problem with this one )

      12) Tort reform similar to that in TX will be implemented.
      ( It works well here )

      13) If a suit is brought and the finding is for the defendant, there will be an immediate appeal for compensation of legal fees by the defendant. The same judge/jury will decide it the suit was frivolous. If so, the defendant is entitled to 80% of his legal fees.
      ( I would stick with loser pays…in full )

      14) Those patients exceeding the $5M lifetime limit will be enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid.
      ( This presumes medicare/medicaid stays in existence.)

      15) Patients can negotiate fees with providers who can provide services below Medicare and Medicaid rates if so negotiated.
      ( More info is needed on this one)

      16) Patients may opt for concierge services w/o insurance but concierge providers may hedge their costs by purchasing a group insurance plan.
      (ok)

      17) Small companies and individuals may join a Limited Liability Healthcare Consortium (LLHC) that can negotiate group rates with the insurance companies. Such LLHCs must be non-profit with all profits reverting to members.
      ( Interesting )

      18) HSA accounts may be invested in reasonable safe equities and such. For minors no investment may be made in any fund with greater than a 3 Morning Star rating. For adults, funds exceeding $100K may be invested in any fund.
      ( interesting…..thinking on this one )
      19) HSA fees are not to exceed 0.1% of the fund to a maximum of $500 annually.
      (same….thinking)

      20) Any non-citizen, non-legal resident who accepts health services and does not pay will have the payment forwarded to their native country for payment. If the native country does not pay, they will be deducted from any payments from the US to that country.
      (Agreed….with penalty)

      Interesting start…..the truly poor and indigent needs to be addressed but with that, we need to really identify and revamp our welfare system as it pertains to healthcare.

      Also, you would need to address medicare/medicaid deductions. I have some interesting ideas on that to where it does not involve the huge ponzi scheme we are in.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Travel to Europe and you must have a RETURN ticket, You must have a PROVABLE source of income, You MUST have MEDICAL insurance, so if an emergency arises that provider can be billed for services.

      • Col., forgot to add that elective surgery such as non-reconstructive plastic surgery and sex changes are not covered. I am mixed on abortion. Abortion is cheaper than raising a kid but morally wrong. I come down on the wrong side. I would leave it to the private individual or company to negotiate. Public funding for abortion should be stopped. PP should not be publicly funded.

        Your points individuals negotiating I accept and agree with. The $1M and $5M are insurance company stop limits. Limits are negotiable but if there are no limits (open ended) the cost shoot up dramatically.

        Yes I assumed that current Medicare and Medicaid would continue but that too is negotiable. Personally I would like to see all payroll deductions/expenses such as retirement, SS, Medicare, unemployment, etc. rolled into 401K like accounts that are individual and portable.

        Deductible limits and copays are negotiable. Mostly however, I would have the patient pay everything up to the deductible limit. Typically thereafter, the insurance company would pay 80% or whatever was contracted.

        Our small company contracts with ADP to provide all HR services including health, dental, eye, 401K, life etc. It eliminates one staff position and allows us to get group rates. For the record we work for ADP but in all other aspects work for a small company that does business on 6 continents.

        • Yes, we used ADP at one time for payroll and associated issues…it eliminated more than one position.,,if used properly, it saves quite a bit of money and headaches.

        • I’m going to guess that this is how you would repeal and replace ObamaCare. With that said, I would pass a new law. repealing O-Care totally. Get government out of the business completely because they don’t belong nor have the Constitutional authority, unless you consider it Commerce between the States. If so, the new law should open up the industry to all States and eliminate the border restrictions.

          Limit the industry as you have proposed, with cap limits, no denials because of pre=existing conditions and if we are going to insist that government put their noses in it, cap the annual premium costs on a percentage of family income. Those percentages would rise for each person above three by 2% (or a number deemed more reasonable).

          My preference is for the Fed’s and the States to get out of the business totally and let the market dictate cost for insurance and what it covers. I am Ok with some restrictions, like no denial for pre-existing conditions. Maybe the best term would be “no insurance company can deny their product for any reason, as long as premium payments are made”. Let the market go from there. But, I prefer no government interference. Sadly, I don’t think that will ever work well. But with todays Alternative media and stuff like Twitter and Facebook, these companies can be held accountable in quick time, let’s see if the people can control the problems that crop up before we continue down the road of government control.

          Just my humble opinion and are subject to change 😀

          • Governments role is to set the rules and get out of the way. When it is economically unfeasible to insure someone with a chronic expensive long term illness, then government may need to step in and help financially. A large part in the cost of insurance has been due to mandates demanded by government at all levels. Tort also drives some of the cost. Too much paper work is another driver. Then finally, the newer technologies and drugs are not cheap.

  6. @ Buck…..NO NO NO…..no partially funded anything. Yes, there are two trusts…as you know…exempt and non exempt. They will be fully funded ( divided up in each trust ). Sorry for the verbage…my business acumen relates fully funded to mean trusts as well..not just pension or retirement plans…..to wit…..all of our business retirement plans that we had….were also fully funded and not dependent upon variables…..

    The PBGC could not believe that anyone is fully funded.

    • Now I’m even more confused by your question…

      You are dealing with two trusts – one exempt and one non-exempt — that need to be funded from a single pot? Or are you severing a single trust into two separate trusts – one exempt and one non-exempt?

      • Not from a single pot at all….no sir. Both my mother and father had seperate wills for financial reasons dealing with inheritances from years past.

        • So…what’s the question on GST???

          • I do not have a question….just some banter that you and I would know about and the fact that I am dealing with GST’s….what a headache.

            • LOL – ok then!!!

              Just grab a cup of coffee, open up the Regs, and have a good time!

              • LOL……nooope…..that is why I hire guys like you that have guarantees and performance standars in contracts…..that said…..

                I have a whole friggin list of stocks/bonds/mutuals/tax free munis, etc to mull through….values have already been established and the IRS has accepted our estate tax return and we have our good boy letter……now comes the problem of dividing the assets FAIRLY into 6 trusts….three exempt and three non exempt…..theproblem is how to divide odd numbers of shares and matching values….

                My idea is to do what can be done equally…then the odds and ends, simply sell and divide the money equally…anyhow….it is a chore.

              • Yes it is a chore – being executor / trustee is a truly thankless job.

                Just remember, assets that you expect to appreciate go to the exempt trust!

              • Yep….they do. Have been told that…..trouble is, I am in an enviable position of all blue chip assets that will most likely so………………………………………………..you know what I have to do now. And, you are right about being a thankless job because everyone thinks it can be done yesterday…..lol.

              • Not to mention everyone thinks it’s so simple…

  7. It begins…one at a time 🙂

  8. The Southern Poverty Law Center is celebrating Twitter’s new free speech purge after numerous accounts belonging to members of the ‘Alt-Right’ were banned.
    After Trump’s election victory, Twitter initiated an “unprecedented” mass culling of ‘Alt-Right’ accounts, with even verified users being swiftly removed for holding unauthorized opinions.
    The mass bans arrived in tandem with a new Twitter policy that prevents “hate against a race, religion, gender, or orientation”. In the world of permanently offended social justice warriors, “hate” is having a different opinion to them, while “harassment” is replying to their idiocy on Twitter.
    The SPLC, which is currently embroiled in an effort to force Trump to ditch Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon as his White House strategist, celebrated the news, tweeting “good riddance” in response to a user who tweeted, “Alt-right Twitter says Twitter has mounted a coordinated effort to wipe it out.”

    SPLC

    @splcenter
    Good riddance.
    https://
    twitter.com/jguynn/status/
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    1:27 AM – 16 Nov 2016
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    Let the Civil War begin, I’m really tired and fed up with these F-ing Communist (Progressive) jackwagons.

    • The SPLC responded to another Twitter user who complained about Twitter censoring ‘Alt-Right’ accounts by tweeting “tick tock”.

      Tick tock https://t.co/zThlGGwa51 https://t.co/OKmM44svfQ
      — SPLC (@splcenter) November 16, 2016

      The SPLC’s claim of being an impartial operation that merely exists to monitor and counter “hate speech” has been debunked time and time again.
      Last month, Maajid Nawaz, a Muslim reformist who opposes Islamic extremism and Islamophobia, was labeled an “anti-Muslim extremist” by the SPLC, a designation that Nawaz says put a “jihadi target” on his head.
      “The non-Muslim led Southern Poverty Law Center placing a jihadi target on my head by listing me (a reforming liberal Muslim) as an ‘anti-Muslim extremist’ on their hit list published today,” wrote Nawaz.
      The list of “anti-Muslim extremists” also included Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an ex-Muslim feminist who escaped a forced marriage and whose colleague was assassinated on the streets of Amsterdam by an Islamic terrorist.
      While the SPLC claims to be stopping “hate,” its own supporters are incredibly hateful. Back in 2009, we revealed how an SPLC supporter called for Alex Jones to be executed for his political beliefs.
      For a discussion on the SPLC’s racist roots, watch the video below.

      http://www.prisonplanet.com/splc-celebrates-twitters-free-speech-purge-after-at-right-accounts-banned.html

      Sorry to tell Buck and Mathius this, but PrisonPlanet and Infowars are, bar far, a better news link than ANY of the MSM.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        The only “hate” I’ve been witnessing are from those on the left. They list as hate any opinion that does not jibe with their own viewpoint.

        Barbra Steisand has threatened to leave the country….don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out…..renounce your citizenship also if you don’t mind…..she wants Obama to bypass the Senate and appoint a Justice unilaterally to fill Scalia’s vacancy…..The law and the Constitution mean nothing to the left….question, can a soon to be ex-president be impeached after he leaves office if he pulls that kind of stunt….I think he can be .

        I fear that the next several years will one of the most trying times in our history, even worse than the last year, multiplied to the nth power. The MSM will do anything to destroy Trump and never even give him a moments breathing room to run the country. All because he dared to challenge the establishment and their “lady in waiting” and win .

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          I sure hope the Secret Service and FBI are tracking down every person who has threatened our President elect with assasination…these people are not joking. I’m trying to think about all the attempted and successful assasinations of our presidents. The vast # of them have been SORE losers in the contest for the country and also disgruntled office seekers or anarchists.

  9. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Nice Op-Ed from NBC…I’m sure he won’t be there long for opining out of school

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/op-ed-forget-democrats-electoral-172608710.html

  10. Just A Citizen says:
    • Thanks for posting, some interesting points. Does not change my preference for a popular vote though.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      As I said last night…even if we allocated the electoral votes based on the proportion of popular vote in each State Trump still would have won 60% of the States. And some pretty damn big ones at that which were pretty much ignored by HRC….she couldn’t make a valid argument there as to why we should continue to embrace the current policies which she pledged to continue. The popular view by the left is that HRC had 500K more popular votes….totally discounts the 6M that voted for Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. and others….Even CA had more Other guys votes than the difference between HRC and Trump nationally, but then HRC got all the electoral votes of the State. The electoral college as designed is the heart and soul of our presidential electoral process do a job that brings together the nation as opposed to driving a wedge by saying we won 50.1% so suck it up, That is a tyranny

      • “…as opposed to driving a wedge by saying we won 50.1% so suck it up…”

        Hate to break it to you but you can get the same reaction with or without the EC. Trump lost the popular vote (and neither candidate won 50.1%) so with the EC you get people saying we won 48% but still won more states so suck it up.

        • Add the EC to the list of….it ain’t getting changed without an Amendment. It’s all moot, just like abortion and gun control….DOA.

          • Once again G – and I’m getting tired of pointing this out – I’ve never suggested this can be accomplished absent an amendment. I don’t understand why you keep mentioning this.

            • It was a simple comment on the many arguments that the left and Right seem to have. Nothing towards you personally. But looking at the list, it seems interesting that the left want to change the Constitution, as long as it don’t change the Constitution when it comes to things they agree with, even though abortion isn’t actually in the Constitution, it has been interpreted that way, much like Gay marriage of our time. Two subjects, different eras, both made into Rights by wizards in black robes.

              It’s just interesting to see how different the thinking of Liberals and Conservatives are. Not meant to be argumentative.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          I would by far rather be governed by a majority of the States with very different points of view than NYC or Chicago, or LA or SF or for that matter include Houston, that is one mind set with very little difference. Give me 60% of the States anytime when the popular vote is less than .05% of the votes cast for those two. The only reason LA and SF still exist is their voting power to TAKE from the rest of the State and also the neighboring States. The rest of NY is basically inconsequential based on the voting power of the NY Metropolitan area. Even your football teams don’t want to play there. They chose NJ.
          The demands of the metro areas have bankrupt most States by any definition of being insolvent…so what is so great about living like that?

  11. Dale:

    Defense News reports that the new Zumwalt class of DD’s will not be firing their 155MM main guns because the precision guided ammo is like a million bucks a round. The over runs on construction ate the budget. The original purpose of the 155 was to provide fire support for the Marines, a mission dropped years ago. Marines are pretty much on their own. They will count on Marine Air which will see its highly effective A-8 Harriers replaced by F-35B’s.

    So, we have The Gerald R. Ford which cannot leave Newport because the carrier catches fire

    The Littoral Combat ships that break down in mid ocean when the engines eat themselves. Which is actually OK because they cannot protect themselves anyway.

    DD’s that can’t fire their main battery.

    And of course the F-35 (F-Stands for fighter) which is a non-fighter.

    Where the hell is John Paul Jones when you need him?

    • Sunk under 6 feet.

    • He either went down with his ship or is sitting, incognito, in Laguna Madre with DPM chasing wenches and drinking grog awaiting his commission for the Texas Navy, soon to be deployed.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        The USN wanted nothing to do with him after the Revolutionary war…went to Russia and France as a mercenary and became an Admiral. I guess he fought to hard. Same as today…get rid of the people who made the peace available because they were usually firebrands. Britain probably would have honored him better as a noble enemy who bested them, that is unless they caught him during the war….they might have feted him before they hung him as a rebel

        • It was the usual, war was over, he advocated preparedness and the budget cutters started yelling, “Off with his head!”

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            Interesting though in a few short years the US authorized the building of what was a revolutionary Frigate. Two still exist. The Constitution in Boston. The “older” Constellation was refit years later to be a sloop of war so its design is technically a totally different ship. But none the less it still exists in Baltimore. Isn’t it ironic that 1 of the 3 reasons/threats the ships were built is still a thorn in ours and Europe’s side.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Are you guys going to patch up the last Dreadnought “USS TEXAS” That’d be a sight. At least you can fire the rounds. and with the armour withstand some pretty serious hits. Todays ships, 1/4 aluminum above the main deck. no armour belts that I know of….we probably can not make that hardened steel anymore….When the Navy surplused the 16″ spare tubes from the New Jersey Class Battleships…..the scrap metal dealer could NOT EVEN CUT them up

        • Would that not be a sight? 16″ guns……In Vietnam, while stationed at Nha Trang, on the coast, I had an opportunity to call in a strike that came from one of the battle wagons….do not know which one… I was 5 miles inland just on the other side of a 1200 ft mountain. When the radio operator from the ship said “on the way”, not having used a battleship before, I was immediately waiting for an explosion. when I finally heard it several seconds later….looking up, you could actually see the round arch and fall…it was amazing how big that shell was…..well, it went boom and was slightly off target…..I made the necessary adjustments and this time knew what to expect…..that ship was firing from like 15 miles away…..The next five minutes rained 9 shells….tore up one hell of the country side…but the most amazing thing was not the explosions but the fact that their gyros were good enough for just two salvos, on target, from a moving ship 15 miles away…..absolutely fantastic. I was told later that they could not fire a single broadside because it would do something to the ship..they fired two salvos of two shells each from, I think, three batteries.

          Then some stupid son of a bitch from Army HQ, after the strike, wanted a friggin’ body count. Do you get that? A body count in the area where 9 16″ H.E.’s hit. A body count….sheesh. So, in we go walking through craters that were,in some cases, 12 feet deep…..there were no bodies to count….so we just stacked up arms and legs….added them together and divided by two.

          • We rounded the fractions up, of course.

            • Dale A. Albrecht says:

              You forgot the ears….bad joke, but that was McNamara’s stats at work.

              I haven’t looked it up yet, but my bet is that the concussion inside of a turret with 3 guns firing would pulp the gunners, much less throw the optics out of alignment. They could not fire over the bow if the ship was running or it would destroy the shafts and propulsion gears. Like throwing a car into reverse without stopping 1st. When they switched to radar aiming instead of optical aiming, the radar would lock onto a target. The bow may come up into the radar beam and it cooked internal organs of the crew that were in the forward bow gun emplacements. Thus discovered the cooking capability of microwaves.

          • OMG. no wonder why you have PTSD. That’s terrible. 😦

            • Oh…Anita…..that was not the worse……there was also a method called “arc-light”…..flights of B 52’s carpet bombing….I witnessed that twice and had to go through those areas as well. The Vietnam War was ugly, nasty, and despicable. It is the one that sticks with me….more than Kuwait…more than Bosnia….more than Afghanistan…the brutality of Vietnam was second to none and I witnessed Bosnia exterminations. But…….it was what I chose.

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                Sir….I’d like to apologize for my comment last night. You had said enough without me making an additional comment.

                I will though stand by my dislike of McNamara and his statistical approach to fighting a war. They had a model that said if we kill so many of the enemy they are below a point of no return and no longer an effective fighting force, ergo “body count”….then their model was blown all the pieces with the TET offensive.

              • No apology necessary…..the war of “attrition” never had a chance…..you would have never and can never destroy anenemy in total. The body count fiasco is well known to justify war. The American public had to see results….

                “Time after time, Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, the allied commander in the Persian Gulf, has emphatically stated that as a Vietnam veteran he abhors body counts as a measure of military success, that he thinks such statistics are not only meaningless but misleading and that body counts can push junior commanders into a numbers game that compromises their integrity. If he has anything to do with it, he vowed in one of his early press conferences, his U.S. Central Command will never engage in the body-count business.”

                I could not agree more. Eventhough I had to do it, it was never pleasant. And the stink of death never leaves you for life.

            • And, just to set the record straight for those that have not seen nor heard this…..the average American soldier did not “collect” ears. Some ass holes did it because when you take an 18 year old kid, train him for 90 days, throw him into a lawless environment where killing was accepted…I do not know how you can not expect kids, who could barely masturbate without spraining their wrist, to not react in some crazy ways.

              I remember, in my own small command at the time, when I saw a kid take out his K bar and remove an ear from a dead enemy soldier, me thinks he is still feeling the rifle butt that I administered to this very day. I got so pissed off and administered “battlefield justice” to his knees. Hard enough he had to be medevac…….I do not care how “justified” you feel, even an enemy soldier, once dead, has paid his price. You do not desecrate dead, unless you are a sicko.

              But, to your point, the issue of body count was exactly that….war by attrition. So, you do not need to apologize for anything. Because you are correct….ears were also part of the count but there were some sick individuals that wore dried up ears around their necks to try to prove some sort of prowess.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            It was the New Jersey

          • It was the New Jersey Colonel. Put back into service for one tour. The North Viets made it’s removal a requirement for peace talks. 22 Miles with those 1,800 lb. shells out of those 16″ rifles. The Marines up on the DMZ in I Corps loved her too. So she went back into mothballs till Reagan recalled her, the Missouri, Wisconsin and Iowa. The new 155 rounds will go 24 miles and hit within 100 yards. The NJ would hit within 300 yards I believe at maximum range. Talk about dumb. I believe Tomahawk’s are cheaper than the “precision guided round”. The NJ carried Tomahawks and had the ’16 inch armor belt. I remember being told back when Reagan reactivated them that WE COULD NOT CAST THAT STEEL ANYMORE.

            All are museum ships now. Missouri is at Pearl tied up aft of the Arizona. NJ is here in NJ at Camden for God’s sake, surprised she has not been stripped! Wisconsin and Iowa are at Norfolk and LA respectively. The North Carolina,Massachusetts and Alabama all mounting triple 16″ turrets are in their home states. You guys got Texas!

            • Dale A. Albrecht says:

              The North Carolina is just down the road. Quite a piece of machinery. The Navy has threatened the Trust that maintains the battleship that they may take it back….why it’ll never be reactivated…..you’re right about the steel in the armour….can’t be done today, much less be cut up.

              The Texas is the last surviving example in the world of a WWI era dreadnought

            • I was aboard the Mighty Mo about 12 years ago. Because of my wife’s wheel chair I could not get below decks. Would have loved the tour. However we did get a personal tour of the main deck and the officers deck above by none other the curator of the Missouri. I brought with me the original plane used to cut the hole in the deck to place the surrender plaque. The plaque was set by my great uncle. The records are not clear as to when the first plaque was set. Most believe that it was about 1952 but my uncle left IL for Pearl right after the war ended and called back for his tools. So the original plaque was set prior to ’52. The one there currently is about the third generation since the brass was worn down by sailors feet.

              • The above carpenter was my great uncle Truman. His kid brother Raymond was on board the West Virginia until a couple of weeks before Pearl Harbor. Ray was a cook. Dad and Ray had steaks in the admirals mess about a month before the attack. Ray’s tour was up and he was home a discharged on Dec. 7 but reported to Great Lakes on Dec. 8. He spent the rest of the war in the Aleutians. The Ray in T-Ray comes from him.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      In a crypt at Annapolis amouldering in his grave. You missed my post on the firing of the guns on the Zumwalt….heck we just couldn’t fire the guns and missiles while on sea trials in our waters, like Casco Bay ME. Had to wait until Guantanamo Cuba. No intimidation affect to the lobsterman and yachtsman in Maine. Actually the jet skiers would try and surf the bow waves when we were going slow enough for them to keep up.

      I was looking at the performance stats of the F-35 vs the F-22. Talk about increased cost and way less performance, much less work, when it was a bootstrap design off the F22.
      I read that one of the reasons the F22 program was cancelled was that there was no other warplane YET that met it’s performance and Congress had banned its sale to allies limiting it’s production. Yet the F35 is suppose to be also a 5th generation plane designed to do everything (sarc) except withstand a cat launch and arrest with any air to air arms on board….the Brits found that out. The Ford was designed to have different cats and arresting gear so the F35 could function out of the VSTOL configuration which severely limits it range…they didn’t WORK. The follow-on carriers of the class are reverting to the Nimitz cats and arresting gear and nuclear propulsion plants. Spelling doom as a Naval warplane. Do the designers ever build and test trial systems or rely only on computer models?

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        The speed of the F35 is close to 900 mph less than the F22. Well with half the power what would you expect.

  12. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I just loved a NY headline…trump win hurting big stores. The hurting to companies like Tiffany’s is caused by the protesters blocking their entrances, NYC should disperse the protesters, but that will not happen because it is not in the dems gameplan and De Blasios.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      A story not as cruel as those food inspectors……There is a private butcher up the river from New Bern. They take in stock from private farms and process it for you. Same with game. The government has been trying to shut them down for years, but can never find any faults when they come to inspect the processing plant. The reason…..it;s a small family operation cateringh to the needs of a relatively poor county and the inspectors have to get off their collective asses at the big conglomerate processing plants.

      Up in Portland Ore. my Mom used to take leftovers to the homeless shelters downtown. Most of the time the food was pretty fancy but could not be stored and eaten quick enough before it might spoil. The shelter NEVER turned away the donation, though the charity managers said that they will get some grief from the homeless concerning the finger sandwiches.. It was served up immediately to the homeless and all eaten. My ex and I used to give leftovers in Burlington VT to the food shelters….never had complaints.

      The government would rather see the poor starve than risk them getting a stomach ache, as though that is their biggest problem……like subsidizing the corn going into ethynol putting it out of reach to the people starving in Eygpt. Those riots in Eygpt were just as much our fault under Hillary’s SOS stewardship as was Muhbaraks. With her and Obama chanting “Muhbarak must go” paving the way for the “Islamic Brotherhood” to briefly seize control. The same cast of characters that murdered Sadat after making peace with Israel.

    • More government more BS. I had to buy my first grocery bags today. I asked the clerk how the food comes in the back door. In boxes was the answer. My response: When I was a kid the food went out the front door in those same boxes.

  13. Military History tidbit of trivia for you. In the North Bronx at Kingsbridge Road and Jerome Avenue (pronounced Heerome these days) sits a very large abandoned building known as the Kingsbridge Armory. The Armory built at the turn of the last century was a Coast Artillery Armory. Three stone and brick barbettes, extend down to the bedrock, many levels below. Atop them sat three 16 inch naval rifles with a range of 22 miles. The purpose of these guns was to cover both the Long Island Sound and the Narrows (present location of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge at the entrance to NY Harbor). The shed roof was built to be retractable. The size of the drill floor was immense. The guns fired once! In 1915 they were fired and supposedly broke every window within five miles! On the New Jersey side, at Sandy Hook there are concrete supports built which held three matching guns whose purpose was to cover the approach from the South.

    More trivia. Jerome Avenue is named after the prominent Jerome Family one of whose members married Sir Randolph Churchill and was Sir Winston’s Mom.

    The armory is supposed to be renovated into a seven rink Ice Arena which will house professional level training figure skating and ice hockey. It will also be a practice “rink” for local high schiool and college hockey teams. Let us hope this happens. My Company office was in the left tower on the third floor. I miss the place.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsbridge_Armory

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      You and T-Ray just related some pretty great stories.

      • Dale, I do not believe you have been on this site long enough but somewhere back in the archives starting around Dec. 5, 2011 is a true story.

  14. Here is the link:

    https://standupforamerica.wordpress.com/2011/12/07/d-day-by-t-ray/

    The links for the photos no longer work. I just realized we are coming up on the 75t anniversary.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      That’s quite a story

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I wish that my relatives who immigrated to this country would have been willing to talk about their lives before coming here and also their first steps upon arrival in NY’s Ellis Island. I’ve got the history ONCE they became Americans but once here the European past was dead…..”Wie are Americans now”

  15. Move over Iraq/Iran………Texas just discovered a new oil field…estimated 20 BILLION barrels.

  16. Merrimack College, the hub of liberal hatred and totalitarian censorship dreams that gave rise to crybully professor Melissa Zimdars and her targeting of independent media websites, was DENIED accreditation for its business school, warn its own students.

    All this is rather hilarious for a college whose faculty ridiculously claims that dozens of legitimate, free press websites are “fake news” sites. As it turns out, Merrimack College is largely a FAKE college, with its only accreditation coming from some crappy regional accreditation agency that looks like a diploma mill scam.
    http://www.naturalnews.com/056052_Merrimack_College_denied_accreditation_student_complaints.html

  17. http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/slate-hysteria-all-trump-voters-are-racists

    A good example that supports the theory that Liberalism is a mental disorder 😀

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I hope one of the 1st things Trump does when he takes office is pulls the DOJ off of the Arizona’s sheriffs back….As much as I dislike the idea of sanctuary cities they did it to stick it to Bush, but with the Obama EO’s were functioning technically within Obama’s unilateral law by edict. Mayor’s like Emanuel and DeBlasio are now vocally doing an in your face to Trump for his stand that those cities will lose Federal funds if they violate Federal Immigration Law because Obama’s EO’s will be in the shredder……My take is that these mayor’s should be charged with violation of Federal Law and aiding and abetting others to violate the law……these cities have enough problems without adding to them.

      This open national border stuff is crap. We have open borders within our nation. Anyone who owns a home has a border called a property line. My bet is that if anyone abuses that line and squats on a liberals property they’d be the 1st to call the police. Same with and apartment…there are walls and a lockable door, I’d bet nobody leaves their door wide open and invites anyone to just come in and help themselves.,,,this open border stuff is hypocracy at its best by the liberals and globalists. Try and set foot on Clinton’s property in Chappaqua, DC or Arkansas…..you’d be arrested so fast and incarcerated by the Secret Service

  18. Hope the link only pops up, not the pic because I don’t want to scare everyone until a new page is up. This is Hillary at a speech yesterday at the Children’s Defense Fund. Is she even going to live for another year? Not trying to slam the woman, but seriously, she looks next to death.

    • Just my luck

    • I saw this on the news. She has no makeup on and didn’t fix her hair-this is obviously on purpose-I think she is trying to garner Pity.

      • Me too…part of her speech was a real pity party of how devastated she was……wanting to stay inside and hold her warm puppy and read a book………probably Karl Marx.

      • Could be. The emails showed Podesta mentioning that she needs to shower more frequently, that she carries a funk with her. Made me think of the many employees I hired over the years who had alcohol problems. That funk…ugh.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Just compare Condelezza Rice as Secretary of State and Hillary Clinton. No matter what, Rice was ALWAYS put together and could speak in clear concise sentences, neat and tidy and was a work-a-holic. Clinton always had a disheveled appearance and looked like she was on her last legs. Speaking extemporaneously was an impossibilty for her…she had so many Um’s ah’s all meaning was lost. I’m not commenting of eithers decisions, but how they handled stress….Rice could and Hillary couldn’t. If Hillary thought she could handle the position of POTUS stress would be her undoing very quickly. I knew people in the State Dept who worked under both of them. and they were commited liberal democrats. Worked diligently under Rice as a M/E State dept representative, resigned under Hillary…..went back under Kerry….That says it all

  19. Oh yeah. How bout the 5 year ban Trump put on his appointees from lobbying after working in his administration. Agree to the ban or you’re not hired. I like it.

  20. A little ditty….

    The election is over, the talking is done..
    Your party lost, my party won…
    So let us be friends and let argument pass…
    I’ll hug my elephant, you kiss your ass…

    Burma Shave

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Are you making that up? or are these dittys still out west along the road? They always were fun and was always on the lookout for them, lest you miss the 1st one on the fence post.

      • No, this is a little poem sent to me….I just out it up and put Burma Shave on it because, in its pentameter, it reads like a Burma Shave sign…..

        REmember I told you that I just got back from a road trip where we drove all the back roads….not the super highways…..it was nostalgic.

        However, there are knock off Burma Shave signs going back up….and you can buy the real ones for $1,000…..for a set.

        • Every Sept. there is an old car show in Springfield IL called the Mother Road Festival. One of my bucket list items is to drop down to US66 and drive it in my ’71 Opel GT to Springfield for the car show. It is one of the annual gathering places for old Opels.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I looked up the signs….given Burma Shave is no more…reproduction signs are going up along what’s left of the old rte 66 and some other old historic roads….as convenient as the intersates are, you miss so much of this great country by not getting off and driving the old roads. Obviously you have to have the time, but as retired folks what else do we have to do….but drive down memory lane

  21. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I haven’t dug into the headline yet that Trump is going to start a Muslim registry….I did hear in the past about thorough vetting of the refugees and migrants with Obama and State finally admitted that there was NO way that they vetted those that they brought in undewr refugee status…..This does bring though right to the front of my mind the Jewish registration in Europe and wearing a “Star of David”….Trump has to tread very carefully on this…..I will say Europe and not just during the Nazi era. Jews were forced to live in ghettos and had limited means to enter and exit and specific times. To be out and about among the good Christians….The number of pogams against the Jews preceeded and survived post Nazi days in several European nation, most notibly communist Russia. Even France during the last several years with Synagogs (sp) being burned and vandalized and when the members complained to the authorities were told….can’t you get the message, you are not wanted here….leave…The French whole heartedly shipped Jews to deathcamps…where other countries under the Nazi boot refused and in some cases everyone wore the Star of David….what are you going to do kill us all?…..When I was teaching in Amsterdam in ’01, I spoke German still, French and Italian also, rusty due to lack of practice…..In Amsterdam, I was told flat out by the Dutch….DO NOT SPEAK GERMAN HERE….we have long memories….speak anything but German.

  22. Just A Citizen says:

    Jon Stewart on why Donald Trump is a “repudiation of Republicans”

    He spoke with “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose Wednesday to discuss his new book about the more than 16 years he spent at the Comedy Central program, but he was also quick to give his post-election analysis.

    “We just went through an election,” Rose said.

    “What?” Stewart joked, laughing.

    “Yes. Your reaction to this election? Surprise?” Rose asked.

    “In surprise… I mean it,” Stewart said.

    “Fear?” Rose asked.

    “It all ties together… Here’s what I would honestly say. I don’t believe we are a fundamentally different country today than we were two weeks ago,” Stewart said. “The same country with all its grace and flaws, and volatility, and insecurity, and strength, and resilience exists today as existed two weeks ago. The same country that elected Donald Trump elected Barack Obama. I feel badly for the people for whom this election will mean more uncertainly and insecurity. But I also feel like this fight has never been easy. And the ultimate irony of this election is the cynical strategy of the Republicans, which is: ‘Our position as government doesn’t work. We’re going to make sure… that it doesn’t work.’”

    “Draining the swamp,” Rose said.

    “But they’re not draining the swamp. McConnell and Ryan, those guys are the swamp. And what they decided to do was, ‘I’m going to make sure government doesn’t work and then I’m going to use its lack of working as evidence of it,” Stewart said. “Donald Trump is a reaction not just to Democrats, to Republicans.”

    Stewart said Donald Trump is “not a Republican,” but a “repudiation of Republicans.”

    “But they will reap the benefit of his victory, in all of their cynicism and all of their — I will guarantee you Republicans are going to come to Jesus now about the power of government,” Stewart said.

    What struck him most about this election, Stewart said, was that no one challenged Trump’s campaign slogan: “Make America great again.”

    “He wants to make America great again… But nobody said to him, ‘Well, what is it that makes America great?” Rose asked.

    “Correct,” Stewart said.

    “What is it you want to do that we’re not doing now?” Rose asked.

    “What are the metrics? Because it seems like from listening to him, the metrics are that it’s a competition. And I think what many would say is what makes us great is — America is an anomaly in the world,” Stewart said. “Nobody — there are a lot of people, and I think… his candidacy has animated that thought — that a multiethnic democracy, a multicultural democracy is impossible. And that is what America by its founding, and constitutionally is. Like every other state.”

    “And it’s becoming more and more,” Rose added.

    “Correct.”

    “Year by year,” Rose said.

    “Correct,” Stewart said.

    “But do you think, it’s healthy that we have this now, that in fact this battle, this real sense of finding out… who we are?” Rose asked.

    “Yes, but I also don’t…” Stewart began before Rose added to his question, “And whether we have gone off track in some way?”

    “Absolutely. You know… I would rather have this conversation openly and honestly than in dog whistles. You know, somebody was saying there might be an anti-Semite that’s working the White House.” And I was like, ‘Have you listened to the Nixon tapes?’” Stewart said, laughing. “Like, forget about advising the president, the president. Like, have you read LBJ? Do you know our history?”

    Stewart added that we must “caution ourselves to the complexity of that history.”

    “I thought Donald Trump disqualified himself at numerous points. But there is now this idea that anyone who voted for him is — has to be defined by the worst of his rhetoric,” Stewart said. “Like, there are guys in my neighborhood that I love, that I respect, that I think have incredible qualities who are not afraid of Mexicans, and not afraid of Muslims, and not afraid of blacks. They’re afraid of their insurance premiums. In the liberal community, you hate this idea of creating people as a monolith. Don’t look as Muslims as a monolith. They are the individuals and it would be ignorance. But everybody who voted for Trump is a monolith, is a racist. That hypocrisy is also real in our country.”

    Stewart said America wages a fight “against ourselves” because it is not “natural.”

    “Natural is tribal. We’re fighting against thousands of years of human behavior and history to create something that no one’s ever– that’s what’s exceptional about America and that’s what’s, like, this ain’t easy,” Stewart said. “It’s an incredible thing.”

    My thoughts:
    Some good points included in this, but also a “belief” shared by many Dems/Progressives regarding the notion that Republicans have been deliberately undermining govt. in order to justify getting rid of it. I always find this accusation interesting because it is so far off, but if you believe in bigger govt. the tactics used over the years can be “interpreted” in this manner. It never occurs to them that efforts to cut govt. mean that you cut govt.

    The other part of this meme is their belief that the R’s refused to work with Obama on anything just to undermine him. They forget the whole Budget/Tax battle and then compromise.

    One other point. He uses multi-ethnic and multicultural as if they are synonymous. Another common trait of the left. But they are not the same. America has been multi ethnic pretty much from the start, despite the primary British influence. But a nation cannot survive as such if it is divided by cultures. The “melting pot” concept addresses this issue of culture. Multiculturalism is divisive and those pushing it know this. They seek to enhance this division. The minions go along because they do not know better.

  23. Isn’t it amazing how quick things change….the President of China and Mexcio have suddenly decided that it is time to discuss the problems with trade imbalances….interesting indeed.

    • Before he gains office…..and the Japanese just left worried about his stance on trade imbalances…..and their advantage….

      Now…..wait until our new oil discovery hits the market…..20 billion barrels. Add coal back into that…natural gas…and nuclear and we can be energy independent for the next 300 years……hmmmmmmmm what impact would THAT have on the world.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Sir…be careful about how much you guys pump out…..I don’t want to see Texas one day turn into one big sinkhole.

        • Meh…so long as the good Colonel and his family get out in time….

          • Buck, there is still room down here for reformed progressives….

            • Dale A. Albrecht says:

              He could still live in Austin and visit DFW periodically. He’d feel right at home, that is as long as he’d stick to the main highway and not venture into the countryside.

            • I’ll stick with the NYC area thank you very much…couldn’t see myself living in any other part of the world really (with the exception of maybe London or Paris)…

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                It is awful flat out there even in the hill country miles and miles of straight road. I loved the Hudson River Valley and the Catskills, Mohonk, Lake George.

              • All some beautiful places to visit, but for me, not at all to live.

              • Oh my GAWD……you are more gone than I thought…..you better get here and breathe some real air….

              • Don’t get me wrong – you should know by now that I love to travel, get out of the city, explore new places. But in terms of living…..nothing and nowhere beats it (again, to me. I know there’s no convincing you of being anywhere out of Texas!)

        • It will not..this is shale oil that can be had for less than 40$ a bbl. Besides, it resides in the Permian Basin…..just happens we have some land leased out there…..imagine that.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Again I will reiterate…..our air and water quality standards are pretty good and I really do not want to go back to the good old days before the Clean Air Act was enacted. However, that policy does COST money. Companies have moved to countries like China and Mexico to avoid these expenses. If Climate Change and CO2 emissions are so dangerous to the future of the world…..doesn’t it ,make sense to bring those nations up to par with the standards of the US and EU? If the goods are CHEAP due to poor quality and people are OK with that, so be it, if the labor is cheaper so be it as long as it’s not technically slave labor and enforced by coersion. If the goods are cheap due to the fact the companies and the leaders of those countries are allowing the poisoning of their atmosphere and people that is NOT OK. Free trade is free trade. Let’s compete. If a good is commissioned by a company here and it;s made in an environment that is ILLEGAL here that good should not be allowed into this country, until the factory is brought up to the clean air and water standards we have hamstrung ourselves with. Granted this was a few yeras ago, but when the CEO of NIKE was bragging about the return to the shareholder they have and the shoe manufacturer in Indonesia literally used slave labor in conditions that are unconconiable (sp) and totally illegal here.

  24. wow…..I don’t know//perhaps I am stupid…but I just saw a picture across the street from Trump Tower where they have now cordoned off a section that is loaded with reporters and cameras….must have been 20 or so stations set up with dozens of reporters…..it just looks stupid.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      Mr. Trump would be ahead of the game if he announced that there would NO LONGER be a Press Corp in the White House. That Daily Briefings of the Press by the WH and other agencies are cancelled.

      Future communications between agencies, the WH and the Press will be handled in open Press Conferences or by speaking directly to the People.

      The Press has become a conduit for propaganda anyway. So break up the cozy relationship and make them do their job for a change.

  25. Question: I would like to know if anyone ( other than JAC ) feels that a POTUS has an obligation to make him/herself available at all times to the press. I can see trump doing the business thing and having once a week briefings and eliminating the press corp. Put out a once a week briefing along with a written synopsis and be done with it. If I were in the position, the press would not be “in the know” on anything. Schedules, bathroom routines, etc…I would put out written briefings and take my public address’ straight to the public. Written briefings do not lie about he said/she said….and then the public can see and hear it. Just like the boardroom. Anyone have a problem with this?

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Not I…..saves you from a gotcha question. The press was even less hostile to Nixon than they are towards Trump.

    • I like JAC’s proposal. The modern day MSM is a disgrace to the term “free press”. They should be effectively punished for being so biased. In other words, screw them and send them home.

  26. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    The Left is agast with the revelation that our soon to be 1st lady did a nude photo shoot in ’97 that was with another women……I’d think they’d be overjoyed to see that Melanie showed no prejudice and gender bias in her work as a model.

  27. “If we can’t discriminate against serious news and propaganda, then we have problems.”

    President Obama

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13thecolonel

      Given the grammatical error one must ask if this is a Freudian slip, or a display of his actual intellect.

      • No sir…..a direct quote from today.

        • Just A Citizen says:

          d13thecolonel

          I assumed it was accurate. That is why I asked the question.

          What do you think is the answer?

          • The context of the statement was a speechbeing given in Europe today and about how Trump got elected. Remember, he is on his farewell tour and is touting that he has been the best PResident ever….trying to save his legacy. He is failing in Europe big time on this tour. He and Merkel are trying to save their collective asses.

            He blamed Trump’s election on things that Americans believed when they read them and blamed everything on fake news…..and then made that statement. I read that statement as a prelude to censure,,,,that is all there is to it.

            • Just A Citizen says:

              d13thecolonel

              This is getting to feel like pulling chicken teeth.

              OKAY, you say a prelude to censure, I assume you mean censoring or censorship.

              Now making that assumption, given the statement what is it that you think is going to be censored? The “serious news” or the “propaganda”?

              WARNING: Be very careful how you answer and remember to take the statement as written.

              • I watched some of what Obozo said. He was talking a lot about Globalism and taking his sentence in context, he was talking about controlling the message, which is what they have lost here in the U.S..

                This “Fake News” thing has been going around since a couple days after the election. The Liberal’s are crying and whining claiming that the conservative media were printing “fake news” about Hillary and that’s what beat her. While there was some obvious sensationalism, which both sides are guilty of, and some satire sites mistaken for actual news, this is an attempt by the Left to censor conservative news sites, conspiracy sites and any other site that don’t fit their agenda on Social Media. Twitter seems to have begun a purge of some sort (I don’t Tweet), which will further hurt their bottom line as conservatives will walk away. Facebook is another target. No matter either way. They may succeed in the short term, but alternative social media sites will/have already popped up.

                Obozo also mentioned something about controlling the entire internet……something the Globalist’s would have to do to control the message.

              • Chicken’s teeth? I am answering your question…I will try again, sir.

                I feel that his statement is a prelude to censoring TV, Radio, Internet by claiming that these fake news sites that put out nothing but untrue trashneed to be eiminated or monitored. It feels to me, that it is an excuse to use to foster a move to “qualify” or establish a new czar type position that would issue a permit to broadcast. It feels like, to me, the beginning move to complete censure that if you do not please someone, you will lose your license.

                Take SUFA, for example. WordPress would be told to eliminate this blog because of its political leaning. I cannot really speak about internet social media as this is the only thing that I am on..I did try Huffpo but was kicked off everytime. I do not do facebook, Skype, Snap Chat or whatever else is out there. My kids think that I am nuts but I have seen my son, who is on Facebook and a couple of other things get so mad that it changes his attitude about things and he believes everything he reads off the internet….just like most people beleive everything that is on the news.

                Obama got elected because he was very succssful at social media. I think his statement means to censure social media and is a slippery slope to full censure of all communications of newspapers, radio, and whatever else is out there.

                I think it means that the Progressive agenda is control of communications.

                Clear enough for you?

              • Furthermore, JAC…..I do not think that anyone believed fake news. I think that the populace proved that. But if you start eliminating all the crap….where does the eliminating stop?

  28. Just A Citizen says:

    Buck

    And this is why the Electoral College needs to remain in place………

    “I’ll stick with the NYC area thank you very much…couldn’t see myself living in any other part of the world really (with the exception of maybe London or Paris)”

    My young lawyer friend, this is what is called a CULTURAL DIVIDE. One the size of the Grand Canyon, laying between your people and mine.

    • Ahhh…you know if we can get him to clean air…it would unclog his mind.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        d13thecolonel

        I hate to disagree with you but I doubt it. Had a girl friend once upon a time that turned out to be like this. And she was living in the west with plenty of clean air. She also loved to travel but the mere idea of living where there were open spaces, bright stars at night and the sound of coyotes singing created tremendous stress to her.

        Needless to say, that girlfriend did not last long. It was to bad also, because except for that one “little” thing we got along famously. 🙂

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          Scorpions in the boots, Rattlers in the bottom of your sleeping bag…bears coming into camp and spying you in your bag and saying “sandwiches”

          New Bern has 25,000 including what is considered the “burbs” The racial mix from all over the world is phenomenal and always was being a main port back in the colonial days. Living right down in the heart of the colonial part of town is great….walk everywhere. The choices of restaurants obviously is not NYC but due to the diversity of the population we have just about every cuisine represented here and they are all and I never hesitate to recommend them. Depends what they’re looking for. The water and marinas are 1/2-1 block away. Crabbing is free if you are not commercial and 1 bushel is the daily limit. Alligators are starting to recover in the area, Dolphins come all the way up here from the ocean, Tarpon are back, shellfish is outstanding. Music is presented all the time at different venues, Including the NC Symphony.The old theater has just been restored and is now doing stage plays. Good art gallerys, good wine shops, lots of craft beers and breweries….open until 0200. Colonial areas restored like Williamsburg, just smaller. We even have a real good NY Pizza place run by guys from NYC….They make good pies. They should have at least one oven that uses coal though.

          I always felt….either live in the city or live so far out you have to make your own life….no in between

          Besides the damn coyotes keep you up at night yipping and those cowboys singing around the campfire, all night. At 0500 on Friday the street sweeper goes through, it reminds me of the time and what day it is. At 0700 a train goes through a few miles away and you can set your time. But sometimes a real ass of an engineer has to go right through the center of town 2 blocks away and at each intersection there is a sign that says Railroad Crossing NO HORN…but these yahoos at random times in the early AM every so often blast their horns and lay on them at each intersection. The Lackawanna RR had a line that went by my Grandparents house in PA. Back in the days of steam engines, you’d hear the chuffing and rumbling of the engines and the whistle are great memories. Even the smell of the coal being burned was memorible.

          • And what is wrong with scorpions in the boots? Just shake them out. Snakes in sleeping bags? Just shake them out before you get in…lay some hemp rope around your sleeping bag..it actually works. Coyotes, elk whistles, deer snorts….the armadillos digging around and the skunks searching for grubs….the quail singing. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Have to educate the grandchildren on snakes and such but they should know that anyway.

            Curious bears are really no problem but if you police your living area well. I do not live in the land of Grizzlies or Kodiacs but we do deal with the black bear some….wolves are all gone unfortunately, but domesticated dogs turned wild are a pretty big problem….just shoot them.

            The spousal unit and I are moving next month out of the city where there are all these things except bears. Looking forward to it…..well water, septic, no city taxes, no water bills except running your own system, back up electrical generators and a house wired accordingly…. leaving behind traffic snarls, not being able to see a cloudless night with stars….you get the idea.

            No restaurants close enough where you can say, to hell with cooking let’s eat out. I do not drink but no bars and loud music, no yuppies to deal with….no street lights…..ahhhhhh.

            • Dale A. Albrecht says:

              I was just picking on you….All thoses noises gleaming eyes out in the dark make for some great boogie man stories.

              When I lived up in the Appalachians I had just got done reading a chapter in a “Foxfire” book called “Boogers, Witches and Haints”. Mountain folks ghost stories. AS I closed the book and went to turn the reading light off, I heard something at the window and looked over at it……two big red eyes were looking in….talk about a shock. It was just a curious deer. The flocks of wild turkeys, making maple syrup in the late winter early spring before the trees bud out….we were responsible for all fires control in the George Washington NF. Occassionally a house would burn. Within days the people would have a new house built. The local lumber guy would donate lumber, everyone grew most of their food, so it was shared, the moonshiners supplied the refreshments, extra furniture and clothes were given, life went on. There was a start of new herds of elk, so hearing their bugling was nice…….unfortunately there were also a lot of “Pink” deer, a euphonism for pink elephant. The county was a dry county. Not that people had an aversion to alcohol, it was an aversion to the tax man and the ATF. During hunting season the farmers had to paint big letters on the side of their livestock….”COW” or “HORSE” or “PIG” etc to save them from the idiots from the city who didn’t know shit and though anything with 4 legs was fair game.

              If I move again it will be up into the WVA mountains, most likely, just stock up supplies and hole up for the winter, but for now a “small” city” is the ticket and meets my needs especially until I can get my surgery done on my knees.

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                Got a black bear once “out of season” jokingly. Caution, do not hit one at 65MPH in the middle of the night, on a dark road in a national forest. Not only does the bear turn to hamburger, but luckily I was driving a Dodge Ram pickup and the front end was demolished. Nearly got totaled.

              • Dale A. Albrecht says:

                I could easily have been one of those old timers wandering around the desert with a donkey prospecting. One of my most favorite places was “Death Valley”

    • Has nothing to do with the EC…

      Cultural divide? Yes and no. Personally there’s nothing I like more than going to new places and experiencing the culture.

      It’s my personal preference to live in this area. I love the sheer variety of restaurants, the mix of cultures, the ability to get anything at pretty much anytime. There’s nothing wrong with the country or preferring to live in such big open spaces. Just not for me.

  29. Just A Citizen says:

    IT HAS BEGUN

    (from mises dot org)

    11/16/2016Joseph T. Salerno
    The global war on cash is remarkably well coordinated. Less than a week after the Indian government announced it was withdrawing its two highest denomination currency notes (equivalent to about $15.00 and $7.50, respectively) from circulation, the Anti-Cash Axis, which comprises a witch’s brew of national governments, establishment media outlets, international bureaucracies and, especially, gigantic multinational banks, has launched a concerted attack on Australia. Two days ago, Citibank announced that it was going cashless at some of its Australian bank branches. Yesterday, Swiss giant UBS called for the elimination of the Australian $100 and $50 bills because it would be “good for the economy and good for the banks.” The Australian government in cahoots with the media prepared the way for these brazenly self-serving antics by two of the largest banks to have failed and been bailed our during the financial crisis. Back in February a leading Sydney newspaper published a series of articles, some authored by officials from Australia’s Treasury Department, suggesting that abolishing cash would “save billions” and that “a cashless society is the next step for the Australian dollar.”

    I have a better proposal for our brothers and sisters Down Under: don’t acquiesce in the elimination of your cash; eliminate the banks by immediately reclaiming all your cash that is “on deposit” at these institutions that cannot exist without government guarantees and bailouts.

    ASK YOURSELVES ONE LITTLE THING. WHY WOULD BANKS BE PUSHING THIS ALONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT?

    • I do not think it will go very far but Brexit and Trump’s election may have triggered this move faster than they wanted.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        d13thecolonel

        Got a story in my email today that the economy in India is showing signs of serious stress over the move to eliminate the two denominations of currency. Turns out those are the two main notes used by the people to conduct day to day business.

        So much for it is all about stopping organized crime. It is really about stopping the people from using cash to avoid Govt. TAXES.

        Not so sure it won’t go far. Going to be interesting to see just how far they are willing to go. At what point do they stop before pushing on again.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          In my view, the governments and banks want cashless society, so at anytime the powers can seize assets on deposit at anytime. Hard to get at it when it’s under your mattress.

          When I lived in Italy we got paid in cash. At no time were we paid in any denomination larger than a $20. The Italians were constantly trying to move cash out of the reach of the government. US currency was preferred but twenties were small enough that it took quite a stack to smuggle any appreciable amont of currency out of the reach of Rome.

          Didn’t Cyprus seize assets on deposit up to $10K the other year when they got hit with a financial crisis. So did Greece if I’m not mistaken. Poland outlawed IRA’s etc and made people move their retirement accounts under government controlled plans, again so they can be tapped at any time.

        • Don’t get me wrong, I think India will go far…..if not change the currency completely. By far, I was saying world banking.

          • Dale A. Albrecht says:

            The more the governments mess with the peoples money and attempting how and when you can do things, just so the government gets what it feels is it’s cut…the economy will move more and more underground. Especially when the people have lost faith in the leaders and banking and viewing them as corrupt

    • This has been a “conspiracy theory” for a few years. Seems the theory is once again being proven as fact……if they achieve their ultimate goals……a cashless society worldwide.

      The Globalists are freaking out and the Fed announced a soon to come raise in interest rates. The collapse of the global economy has begun. Hope your prepared to eat without grocery stores for awhile.

  30. Colonel. Re: new oil found in Tx..and cameras staring at the elevator at Trump Tower.

    Wonder if Rick Perry has been caught on camera going up that elevator. Energy Secretary?

    • Have heard nothing on it….but since he has been found not guilty on all the charges filed against him…..he has no baggage…..interesting thought…..BUT…..I do not think he is sophisticated enough to handle that……He was a great governor but his Texas swagger and independence is not conversant with Washington.

      • Gotcha. At the same time Trump’s swagger doesn’t fit Washington either. New rules.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Wasn’t the charges totally BS from the beginning brought by the DA from Austin who does his best effort at derailing any successful Republican? Perry exercised his gubernatoral privilege to fire a person who serve at his will anyway, who had numerous drunk driving arrests and he told the person to resign….they refused so he fired the person.

  31. Wonder what Obama will really do a blanket pardon ahead of time for Clinton? Does he have the guts for that?

    • Doesn’t really matter to me. I’m all for prosecuting her and I hope they do. But Trump seemed to back pedal from that saying he doesn’t want to hurt them. Maybe he’s trolling Obama to go ahead and pardon, then we can just be done with the Clintons and it’s basically an admission that she’s guilty. She’s guilty in the court of public opinion anyway. Just go away.

      • Trump played the “trump” card by saying he didn’t want to hurt Clinton, because they are “good people”. He could be bluffing Obama into thinking nothing further will come of the Clinton issue. I actually hope Obama does pardon her, it would be an admission of guilt and destroy his legacy, which sucks anyway.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Cynically speaking….how can you pardon someone who didn’t break any laws, or indicted nor convicted? This is a rhetorical question.

  32. Just A Citizen says:

    Ya’ll really, really, really, need to read this story. Don’t dismiss it because of the HuffPo connection. They simply posted the story. It is real and it is what we are facing.

    Anita, these are the people I said outnumber you. It was not about the elite.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/public-schools-donald-trump-century-foundation_us_582cdbcbe4b030997bbd6040

    • Right, but that’s nothing new JAC. That started back with outcome based education, offspring of Agenda 21, back in the mid 80s. Since then, the elite have fought charter schools, school of choice, and school vouchers. They didn’t win that fight either. We have charter schools in my city and our district is school of choice. It’s still indoctrination, I’m not denying that. But this is the group that is not evil or irredeemable. I still don’t get you JAC. Seems you’ve gotten worn down. It was YOU who made me come to my senses back in the day when YOU said that you could see a light at the end of the tunnel with a change of heart among the young, and to not give up on them. I’m not giving up. My kids are ten years apart. Neither of them have the indoctrinated mindset.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        Anita

        When did I ever say we should give up? Don’t confuse realism with skepticism.

        My comment to you and others is over the misguided claim that Trump’s election marks some major shift in the underlying political/philosophical war. It does not. It only reflects a feeling of people being fed up with their current situation and an immense dislike of Hillary Clinton.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          JAC….I totally agree. There is no overwhelming mandate so Trump does have to act responsibly. The key is that any legislative action must be viewed by the opposition as I can live with that, if they’d just listen. Where Obama unlike any other president went out of his way not to do that and proceeded to wholly piss off the opposition. WJC was a far better president for all his faults because he recognized a good idea when he saw one and would run with it and dump a bad one, like Hillarycare. If he hadn’t bottled up HRC Bill would have been a one term president. If HRC had even remotely listened to him in this election cycle she not Trump would very well have been President elect….but then as a side…the “R’s” do have to run someone with some life in them, unlike Dole, McCain and Romney….you’d have to check to see if they had a pulse, or after watching them yourself

  33. Just A Citizen says:
  34. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    Good news for us States that have been battling the DOJ on alleged civil right violations
    Another Obama over reach and thumbing his nose at Congress. Law was enacted after WJC abused appointment laws.

    http://cnsnews.com/commentary/hans-von-spakovsky/dojs-civil-rights-division-head-violating-federal-law-and-her-actions?ref=yfp#.

  35. Just A Citizen says:

    Everyone here OK with Romney as Sec. of State??

    Anyone think the rumors, which were started by a major network source, are real?

    Or could it be that Trump is simply trying to smooth over all the bad blood created during the campaign? And the media is being played for the fools they are.

    • I think people are going to be impressed with the quality of the cabinet he puts together. I hope he closes all the unconstitutional czar offices.

    • If true, you gotta love it. Divide and conquer. If true, he is showing strength and putting the best in place…..I do not know about Romney as SOS but……regardless of his campaign rhetoric, he is a uniquely qualified person and not…..NOT NOT NOT….an academic that dwells in the land of theories. But…………………..if he surrounds himself with the right people, that is what executives in real life do.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Romney for SOS….when pigs fly. The guy is to weak. I wish Jean Kirpatrick was still alive. Bolten is two much of a firebrand….I’m surprised at the Jeff Sessions selection as AG and not Guiliani.

        • Hear, hear on Romney. The biggest of the NeverTrumpers. Worse than Cruz in that regard. He was the whole backstory on McMullin. Said he’d vote for many others before Trump. Publicly hated on Trump’s failed businesses, on his solutions, said he was the only candidate of the 17 that Hillary could beat. Sing it with me…Hell to noooo. to the no, no, no.

          • I agree….I dont want Romney nor Cruz…..but both have some very good qualifications. My concern is that if you tap the Senate….you open those seats up.

        • Guiliani has baggage.

    • I gave my two cents about Romney, but I think your theory may have some legs. The media is starting rumors to give the transition a look of being disorganized.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      I sure hope the FBI and Secret Service take these threats to Trump seriously and publically arrest and handcuff these people and generally make their lives hell. Maybe that might tamp down the rhetoric.

  36. The other thing is that if what I am seeing out there in protest and the hollywood types are what the Progressive party looks like………wow…..who needs them.

  37. Sessions for AG? Any thoughts?

  38. A Twitter user conducted an interesting experiment to sniff out double standards in the site’s censorship policy concerning race.

    The person wrote the same comment on two different accounts with only two words changed, then reported each for abusive behavior.

    The first comment read: “I fucking hate white people and their inconsiderate asses for voting for Trump. Fuck you.”

    The second: “I fucking hate black people and their inconsiderate asses for voting for Clinton. Fuck you.”

    The first was found not to be in “violation of Twitter’s Rules regarding abusive behavior,” while the second resulted in the user’s account being banned.
    http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=55863

    Twitter will be a thing of the past in a few years, just a fad that died a pathetic death.

  39. I’m sure everyone has seen the video of the men beating up a white man because he voted for Trump. Has anyone heard anything about these criminals being arrested?

  40. Buck,

    I am confused by the democratic’s stand. They are constantly talking about protecting the minority. Yet, they are systematically trying to disassemble our republic into a direct democracy. By getting rid of the filibuster and now wanting to get rid of the electoral college. How do you justify this?

    Matt, democratic’s is for you-but it sounds ridiculous to my ear. 🙂

  41. Just A Citizen says:

    d13thecolonel

    Looks like I have once again fallen into the well, where everything I say is heard differently by those above.

    Good Sir, you way overplayed my comment about Obama and the Freudian slip. You missed the point entirely. Let me explain.

    You posted:

    “If we can’t discriminate against serious news and propaganda, then we have problems.”

    President Obama

    This sentence is grammatically wrong if one assumes the speaker was trying to address the issue of serious vs. fake news affecting how people think. As stated it means that both “serious news” AND “propaganda” should be discriminated against. Inferring censorship of BOTH.

    Given the context of the media coverage of “fake news” the statement should have been:

    “If we can’t discriminate BETWEEN serious news and propaganda, then we have problems.”

    President Obama

    This changes the meaning of discriminate to that of “recognizing” rather than actual “discrimination”, i.e., acting against something, such as censoring.

    Thus my first comment. Either the use of the word AGAINST was a Freudian Slip, indicating his desire to censor ALL news, or it reflected his lack of intellect in making such a flawed statement.

    Now I must add a post script to this because I went looking for coverage of his comment. The MSM reported his quote as : “If we can’t discriminate BETWEEN serious news and propaganda, then we have problems.”

    I am not sure where you got your direct quote from but the one used by the media makes a lot more sense given the context. It also does not play into the idea that he would want to censor anything. It is a benign statement about the reality that we are in fact in trouble if people cannot distinguish the difference between real news and propaganda.

    I say this fully recognizing the hypocrisy and irony of Mr. Obama, or any politician, trying to criticize propaganda over “serious” news.

    • YOu and I are still saying the same thing…..you just don’t speak Colonel-ese. I am referring to censorship of everything….it must pass muster before being printed….that is how I read him.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        The truth usually lies somewhere between any of the news outlets and tempored with personal experience. Experience brings a lot of different colors to the table. I always like on of the stories from ancient Greece….How do three blind men discribe an elephant?
        Only experience and common sense sniffs out BS news. The millenials are notoriously short of both.

      • Just A Citizen says:

        d13thecolonel

        Then the correct answer, way back at the beginning, should have been:

        “I think its a Freudian slip”.

        • Dale A. Albrecht says:

          I think you said earlier the comments by Obama really show his true intelligence. He may be smart but he is NO politician.. He can rally his supporters, but convince the other 50% not a chance and it has nothing to do with racism or popularity. He is a terrible politician.
          He made no effort in the least to accommodate the opposing view …..people saw that Hillary was similar so change was inevitable

  42. Just A Citizen says:

    Mathius and Buck

    This question is primarily for you guys.

    How does the Democratic Party unwind the predicament it has created regarding the “middle class white people”?

    They seem to recognize they have “ignored” this cohort. They have done so by also alienating them with all the division by race, sex and economic status. While they can keep playing the class card it appears to me the other two act contra to any effort to regain the “white man” vote.

    I am curious as to your thoughts on where the Dem party goes from here.

  43. Just heard on TV-the President and Vice President are exempt from conflict of interest laws. But there is some law about excepting money from foreign governments that he will need to be very careful about.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      V.H.

      This is true, and we mentioned it the other day. Doesn’t change my view on the matter one bit, however. The BOSS should be held to the same standard as his/her subordinates.

      As for ban on foreign money that is also true but extends to gifts as well. That is why all gifts given to POTUS are stored in the archive vaults. If a POTUS wants to keep some token I believe they have to get Congress to approve it. Otherwise any gift to POTUS is considered a gift to the people of the USA.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Accepting money from a foreign government (China) didn’t bother WJC in the least. How can the POTUS be exempt from Federal Law governing conflict of interest, when the OBAMA DOJ used it against the governor of VA saying he didn’t act on anything, but there was a potential of a conflict and it even wasn’t against VA law. 1) paved the way for McCaulif, Hillary’s former campaign director and on Bills staff, plus it knocked a popular and successful governor out of the presidential race.

  44. You know, China built a wall over 2,000 years ago….they don’t seem to have an immigrant probalem.

    • Just A Citizen says:

      d13thecolonel

      To quick on the draw my Texican friend. Their wall in fact failed to stop the immigrant problem they were dealing with. The Hord simply went around it.

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Yes they did. But let them go to CA…..we’ll see how long the enclave of Silicon Valley lasts. The Mongols laid waste where ever they went and didn’t last a dot. the history that lasted is by incorporating the Chinese culture.

        Not in our lifetime, but time will see a merging of the southwest again. Not under the alcalades sitting up in their hidalgo’s but under a common sense leadership that doesn’t pillage the labor that feeds their elitist life. This is not socialism or communism, just fair play. I’ve worked with and hired god knows how many hispanic workers over the last 46 years. They are some of the best craftsman I’ve known. Care for their families.,,,nothing last forever, we will see changes in time an oddly enough Texas will be a part of the new nation and not of the old. ie the US….the old US will secumb (sp) and be like the very countries that the revolutionary America threw off and also Latin America in the early 1800’s, Those that believe in the revolution and individual merit will regroup and become a new nation with lines that are so gerrymandered it’ll make your head spin. D13 will be the Secretary of Defense.

      • I was talking current but what the hell…….besides the joke did not actually mean immigrant….it said Mexican…I was just trying to make it all inclusive.

  45. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    One of the waitresses of a restaurant I frequent was shocked when she found out her sister voted for Trump. The sister works for Trump in NY and in the past through talks her sister said she loves working for him. Absolutely no contact to those levels of management being it is up at a golf club in Westchester…she just loves working with his business.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Odd comments….a waitress lady I know has a boyfriend that will NOT let her touch his classic 1960’s Chevelle…that’s weird…that car was a piece of shit even back then and she voted fort Hilllary???? I’m confused.

      Now my lady friend just got her 100 ton Captains license also qualified on harbor tugs, and can skipper the type of craft that the Iranians grabbed a while ago. and special forces gun boats…..her motto has been it’s the adventure not the destination and a huge plus…..she’s always on time. Her Grandfather was commandant of West Point during the 70’s which the Colonel will know then who her uncle is.

  46. Dale A. Albrecht says:

    I see that Trump settled the “Fraud” suit filed by NY against his “University”….Not accredited. OK…but the majority of the students got what they wanted out of the training they got in a specific real estate field…..Can most accredited universities make the same claim as preparing a student for a career? Just about any college could be sued for fraud, using the same criteria used against Trump……Most people are just plain old blue collar workers regardless of where they are in the world and what ever era they lived in. A real college education is useless to most people, because there are just not that many of those jobs available….kids are being sold a pig in a poke and going into obscene debt to boot.

    • A 25 Million settlement when dealing with California and New York Attorney Generals is chicken feed. they had nothing apparently and the settlement was cheaper than dragging it out!

      • Dale A. Albrecht says:

        Agreed…he has better things to do than deal with a nuisance lawsuit brought on for political reasons

  47. Look for new article folks 🙂

  48. Just A Citizen says:

    This is absolutely bizarre. Notice the tone at the end. We welcome Republicans to attend? Really???

    Note to Actors, etc.: It really helps to create empathy in others when you boo them and publicly ridicule or embarrass them.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/11/19/vice-president-elect-mike-pence-booed-at-hamilton.html

    P.S. I wonder if Mr. Obama would have been so high on the play if a white guy played Hamilton………….. who was actually a white guy.

    • Dale A. Albrecht says:

      Aren’t the liberals always the ones who get all bent out of shape when somebody other than the race or gender or culture portraits that race gender or culture? Like during halloween…..Yale comes to mind just this year……as though there are not white hispanics. or black hispanics or asian hispanics

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