Saturday, December 2, 2017
Hey, Gang! (Well... anyone who stumbles upon this "relic" of postings past!)
December 2, 2017 - National Day in my beloved UAE!
I'm STILL as prolific as every, folks! Only... I'm prolific on FACEBOOK.
Look me up!
In the meantime... just to recap the year... it's been a GOOD YEAR!
Plenty of work... and plenty of play! (As you all know... I excel at LEISURE!)
Mary and I were in Vermont a few weeks back...
Our spring getaway was North Carolina - combining "Baby Ian's" first birthday with a few days at the Biltmore in "Beer City USA" - Ashville, NC. (Just lovely...)
In exactly a week from today - next Saturday, Dec. 9 - Mary and I will be at JFK awaiting the 2 p.m. (hopefully!) departure of our DIRECT flight to Abu Dhabi!
Yep... another WONDERFUL Christmas with Kim and Shaky in my beloved UAE!
Anyway... that's it. Just "keeping the blog on life support."
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Gang... I'm back!
It's a new year... and a S-A-V-E-D America!
In three more days... (*SIGHING IN CONTENTMENT*)... Donald J. Trump is going to be sworn in as America's 45th Chief Executive... Chief of State... and PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!
So... where have I been? On Facebook! It's just... easier... and I reach more people there.
I last posted here on October 21, 2016.
Since then Mary and I went on a KICK-ASS vacation... 13 days in Germany, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic!
A FRIGGIN' BEER CRUISE...!!!
The Budapest Intercontinental... the Avalon Illumination... and the Prague Hilton Old Town!
(You can see the photos posted on my FB page!)
For posterity... we departed out of EWR on ELECTION DAY... November 8, 2016... (AFTER VOTING, OF COURSE!) And we arrived into Munich at 7:30 a.m. local time to find that...
DONALD J. TRUMP HAD WON THE PRESIDENCY...!!!
Folks... every day from the moment on has been a GREAT day!
Kim was home over Christmas...
Mary and I spent New Years at Colleen and Kenny's...
Hank (my Inferno Red Dodge Charger RT) got "his" scheduled transmission service and differential fluid change last week and is running like the champ "he" is...
LIFE... IS... GOOD...!!!
Not sure how often I'll be blogging from... er... my blog here...
(*HUGE FRIGGIN' GRIN*)
But posting NOW in order to let folks know that I'm alive... well... and hosting an open-door Inauguration Day "GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP; GOD BLESS AMERICA!" party on Friday!
Follow me on Facebook, folks... follow me on Facebook...
Friday, October 21, 2016
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Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would "accept" defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, “I will tell you at the time. I’ll keep you in suspense.”
“That’s horrifying,” said Clinton, setting off a chain reaction on the post-debate panels with talking heads falling all over one another in purple-faced anger, outrage and disbelief.
“Disqualifying!” was the cry on Clinton cable.
“Trump Won’t Say If He Will Accept Election Results,” wailed The New York Times. “Trump Won’t Vow to Honor Results,” ran the banner in The Washington Post.
* YOU KNOW, FOLKS... HAD WALLACE ACTUALLY BEEN SINCERE IN HIS QUESTIONING AND FAUX CONCERN, HE WOULD HAVE FOLLOWED UP HIS QUESTIONING OF TRUMP WITH THE FOLLOWING QUERY OF MRS. CLINTON:
"MRS. CLINTON. SHOULD LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS ARISE CONCERNING THE FAIRNESS OF THE INITIAL ELECTION TALLY WOULD YOU - IF YOU ARE INITIALLY DECLARED THE WINNER - AGREE NOT TO CLAIM VICTORY UNTIL THE RESULTS COULD BE CERTIFIED AFTER A FULL EXAMINATION OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES REGARDING ANY ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD?"
* HMM...??? FAIR QUESTION?
(*SPITTING ON THE GROUND*)
* BUT OF COURSE ONE DOESN'T GET FAIR QUESTIONS FROM MEDIA FIGURES REPRESENT EITHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OR THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT.
But what do these chattering classes and establishment bulletin boards think the Donald is going to do if he falls short of 270 electoral votes - lead a Coxey’s Army on Washington and burn it down as British General Robert Ross did in August 1814, while “Little Jemmy” Madison fled on horseback out the Brookeville Road?
What explains the hysteria of the Establishment?
In a word... FEAR.
The Establishment is horrified at the Donald’s defiance because, deep within its soul, it fears that the people for whom Trump speaks no longer accept its political legitimacy or moral authority.
* I DON'T. DO YOU?
* BESIDES BEING CORRUPT SCUMBAGS, THESE POLITICIANS HAVE BASICALLY GUTTED THE CONSTITUTION.
* NO CONSTITUTIONAL RULE OF LAW... EQUALS NO LEGITIMACY.
It may rule and run the country, and may rig the system through mass immigration and a mammoth welfare state so that Middle America is never again able to elect one of its own. But that Establishment, disconnected from the people it rules, senses, rightly, that it is unloved and even detested.
* YOU FOLKS KNOW WHAT MY PROPOSED SOLUTION IS... RIGHT?
Having [rigged] the future, the Establishment finds half of the country looking upon it with the same sullen contempt that our Founding Fathers came to look upon the overlords Parliament sent to rule them.
Establishment panic is traceable to another fear: Its ideology, its political religion, is seen by growing millions as a golden calf, a 20th-century god that has failed.
After having expunged Christianity from our public life and public square, our Establishment installed “democracy” as the new deity, at whose altars we should all worship. And so our schools began to teach.
Half a millennia ago, missionaries and explorers set sail from Spain, England and France to bring Christianity to the New World. Today, Clintons, Obamas and Bushes send soldiers and secularist tutors to “establish democracy” among the “lesser breeds without the Law.”
Unfortunately, the natives, once democratized, return to their roots and vote for Hezbollah, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, using democratic processes and procedures to re-establish their true God.
Allah is no democrat.
By suggesting he might not accept the results of a “rigged election” Trump is committing an unpardonable sin.
* AT LEAST IN THE EYES OF THE ESTABLISHMENT. BUT... THANKFULLY... NOT IN THE EYES OF "WE THE PEOPLE."
When Ben Franklin, emerging from the Philadelphia convention, was asked by a woman what kind of government they had created, he answered, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
This new cult, this devotion to a new holy trinity of diversity, democracy and equality, is of recent vintage and has shallow roots. For none of the three — diversity, equality, democracy — is to be found in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Federalist Papers or the Pledge of Allegiance. In the pledge, we are a Republic.
Among many in the silent majority, Clintonian democracy is not an improvement upon the old Republic; it is the corruption of it.
Consider: Six months ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the Clinton bundler, announced that by executive action he would convert 200,000 convicted felons into eligible voters by November.
If that is democracy, many will say "to hell with it."
In 1824, Gen. Andrew Jackson ran first in popular and electoral votes. But, short of a majority, the matter went to the House. There, Speaker Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams delivered the presidency to Adams — and Adams made Clay Secretary of State, putting him on the path to the presidency that had been taken by Jefferson, Madison, Monroe and Adams himself.
Were Jackson’s people wrong to regard as a “corrupt bargain” the deal that robbed the general of the presidency?
* NOPE! THEY WERE RIGHT!
The Establishment recoiled in horror from Milwaukee Sheriff Dave Clarke’s declaration that it is now “torches and pitchforks time.” Yet some of us recall another time - a time when Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas wrote in “Points of Rebellion”: “We must realize that today’s Establishment is the new George III. Whether it will continue to adhere to his tactics, we do not know. If it does, the redress, honored in tradition, is also revolution.”
Baby-boomer radicals loved Douglas' proclamation, raising their fists in defiance of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew. But now that it is the populist-nationalist right that is moving beyond the niceties of liberal democracy to save the America that they love, elitist enthusiasm for “revolution” seems more constrained.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
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“Remember, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged election,” said Donald Trump in New Hampshire on Saturday.
The stunned recoil in [Washington D.C.] suggests this bunker buster went right down the chimney.
As the French put it, “Il n’y a que la verite qui blesse.” It is only the truth that hurts.
In what sense is the system rigged?
Consider Big Media — the elite columnists and commentators, the dominant national press, and the national and cable networks, save FOX. Not in this writer’s lifetime has there been such blanket hatred and hostility of a presidential candidate of a major party.
* AND, FOLKS... FOX IS SPLIT. MEGYN KELLY IS ANTI-TRUMP. MANY OF THE "NEWSCASTERS" AT FOX ARE ANTI-TRUMP. RUPERT MURDOCK IS A CLINTON SUPPORTER FINANCIALLY AS WELL AS PERSONALLY. O'REILLY TENDS TOWARDS A "LET'S CUT THE BABY IN HALF" PRESENTATION REGARDING HIS ELECTION COVERAGE. GRETA WAS FORCED OUT.
* IN TRUTH... ASIDE FROM ONE HOUR A NIGHT WITH HANNITY... FOX IS DEFINITELY NOT "TEAM TRUMP" - CERTAINLY NOT IN THE WAY EVERY OTHER BROADCAST AND CABLE NETWORK IS "TEAM CLINTON."
* FOX IS BASICALLY THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT NETWORK. THEY'RE NO MORE "PRO-TRUMP" THAN ARE NRO OR THE WSJ. (AGAIN... N’Y A QUE LA VERITE QUI BLESSE, MY FRIENDS.)
In this election, Big Media have burst out of the closet as an adjunct of the regime and the attack arm of the Clinton campaign, aiming to bring Trump down.
Half a century ago, Theodore White wrote of the power and bias of the “adversary press” that sought to bring down Richard Nixon.
“The power of the press in America,” wrote Teddy, “is a primordial one. It sets the agenda of public discussion; and this sweeping power is unrestrained by any law. It determines what people will talk about and think about — an authority that in other nations is reserved for tyrants, priests, parties and mandarins.”
On ABC’s “This Week,” Newt Gingrich volunteered on Sunday that, “without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary by 15 points.” Newt is right.
* DAMN STRAIGHT HE'S RIGHT!
With all due respect, as adversaries, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are not terribly formidable. Big Media is the power that sustains the forces of globalism against those of Americanism.
Is the system rigged?
* THE ANSWER IS "YES!"
For half a century, the U.S. Supreme Court has systematically de-Christianized and paganized American society and declared abortion and homosexual marriage constitutional rights.
Where did these unelected jurists get the right to impose their views and values upon us, and remake America in their own secularist image? Was that really the Court’s role in the Constitution?
How did we wind up with an all-powerful judicial tyranny in a nation the Founding Fathers created as a democratic republic?
* INCH BY INCH, PAT... YEAR BY YEAR...
There are more than 11 million illegal immigrants here, with millions more coming. Yet the government consistently refuses to enforce the immigration laws of the United States.
* ELEVEN MILLION? BULL$HIT! IT'S MORE LIKE 40 MILLION.
Why should those Americans whose ancestors created, fought, bled and died to preserve America not believe they and their children are being dispossessed of a country that was their patrimony — and without their consent?
* DO BLACK AMERICANS - DO THE DESCENDANTS OF SLAVES - REALLY WANT TO HAVE TO LEARN SPANISH ANY MORE THAN I DO?
* IS IT FAIR THAT BLACK AMERICANS... AND BROWN AMERICANS... AND WHITE AMERICANS... HAVE TO COMPETE FOR AMERICAN JOBS AGAINST ILLEGAL ALIENS? I SAY IT'S NOT! NOR DO I BELIEVE THAT SUCH EXPLOITATIVE WAGE-LOWERING COMPETITION IS IN THE NATIONAL INTEREST!
When did the country vote to convert the America we grew up in into the Third World country our descendants will inherit in 2042?
* WE DIDN'T!
In the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a Congressional majority voted to end discrimination against black folks. When did we vote to institute pervasive discrimination against white folks, especially white males, with affirmative action, quotas and racial set-asides? (Even in blue states like California, affirmative action is routinely rejected in statewide ballots.) Yet it remains regime policy, embedded in the bureaucracy.
In 2015, in the Democratic primaries, the big enthusiastic crowds were all for 75-year-old Socialist senator Bernie Sanders. We now know, thanks to leaked emails, that not only the super-delegates and the Obama White House but a collaborationist press and the DNC were colluding to deny Sanders any chance at the nomination.
The fix was in.
If there is an issue upon which Americans agree, it is that they want secure borders and an end to trade policies that have shipped abroad the jobs, and arrested the wages, of working Americans. Yet in a private speech that netted her $225,000 from Brazilian bankers, Hillary Clinton confided that she dreams of a “common market, with open trade and open borders” from Nome, Alaska, to Patagonia.
* YEP! SHE SAID THAT! THAT'S AN EXACT QUOTE! BUT THE MSM DOES ALL IN THEIR POWER TO SWEEP SUCH STATEMENTS FROM MRS. CLINTON UNDER THE RUG.
* YOU KNOW SHE SAID IT. I KNOW SHE SAID IT. TENS OF MILLIONS OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS DON'T KNOW SHE SAID IT THANKS TO A RIGGED SYSTEM AND A DISHONEST AND PARTISAN MEDIA!
Mrs. Clinton's vision as espoused to Brazilian bankers would mean the end of the USA as a unique, sovereign and independent nation. But the American press, whose survival depends upon the big ad dollars of transnational corporations, is more interested in old tapes of the Donald on The Howard Stern Show.
If we get a government headed by Hillary Clinton, and an opposition headed by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell the question then becomes... "Is that what the people were hoping for, working for, voting for in the primaries of 2016?"
Or... is this what they were voting against?
Big money and the media power of the establishment elites and the transnationals may well prevail.
* UNLESS WE STOP THEM! UNLESS THE AMERICAN SHEEPLE BREAK THE CHAINS OF IGNORANCE AND STUPIDITY AND REVERT TO BECOMING "WE THE PEOPLE" ON NOVEMBER 8TH!
In the final analysis... "Yes, Virginia, the system is rigged."