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‘BEE a Comedienne!’—‘No Holds BARR-ed!’

Every once in a great while, I decide that I need to take a break from writing a blog about politics and all the political machinations taking place in Washington, D.C.  My last blog, about the value of a college degree in today’s society was one such break.  But then………bam!  Either the media, Hollywood or politics suck me right back into what has now become, the hateful quagmire of our society.

By this time, anyone not living in a cardboard box in Borneo has heard about the totally inappropriate tweet by Roseanne Barr concerning Valerie Jarrett.  Why in God’s green earth Roseanne decided to make this tweet about Valerie Jarrett, I will never know.  Like the other 99% of the people in America, I forgot about Jarrett and who she was until she was brought forward by this tweet.  She was a presidential adviser to  Barrack Obama.  Yup, just like you, my mind did a control, alternate, delete and erased her from my limited, aging memory bank.  Even though Ms. Jarrett is a passionate Liberal politically, she does not appear to be running for any elected office…at least not yet.  Only Roseanne knows why she made her the subject of this tweet.

I am not going to write the verbatim tweet written by Roseanne.  It was inappropriate, needless, and if Roseanne was trying to be funny, she did a 10 story belly flop onto concrete.  What I find way more interesting is the responses to the tweet.  The president of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey, immediately….and I do mean ‘immediately’, within hours, cancelled the show.  Channing is the first black person, (and coincidentally she is a woman) to be a president of ABC Entertainment.  The Hollywood social media nabobs came out of the woodwork in support of the ABC decision to cancel the show.  And, as expected, the vast majority supported the decision.

One of the more interesting, and coincidentally one of the first responsive tweets came from Alyssa Milano.  She tweeted, “Thank you, @ABCNetwork for doing the right thing and for showing people that bigotry and racism have consequences.  (So far, so good!  And then?)  Now, if you could only cancel our President for the same reason.  Say what?  Alyssa, you were doing so well with your tweet, and then somehow your mind wandered to the POTUS?  What exactly did you mean when you said ‘cancel our President?’  I am not confused about the fact that you accused the POTUS of bigotry and racism.  Do you know Donald Trump personally?  Are you on his Christmas card list?  Or are you just spewing the liberal blather of name calling, because name calling is the basis of the liberal hatred for Trump and the people that support him; which, coincidentally, is the majority of Americans!

If you have followed the Roseanne incident, you are aware that she has gone to great lengths to apologize to Valerie Jarrett, to ABC, to her cast of Roseanne, and to the world.  She has volunteered to work for free for a limited time and to do free promotional work for ABC,  all with the intent of keeping her show alive.   She has apologized profusely for her lack of judgement in attempting to be comedic, and she realizes her comments were responsible for a whole lot of people losing  their jobs.

ABC on the other hand, now realizes how much money the Rosanne show made and how much they will lose by cancelling the program.    Ahhh….there is nothing more awakening than the reality of the consequences suffered by doing a knee jerk reaction to a tweet.  ABC will lose lots of money and in Hollywood, money is the ultimate ‘god!’  They are actually thinking of continuing the program, using Sara Gilbert as the central character on the show.  What will be the show’s new name?  Roseanne without Roseanne?  I like Sara Gilbert.  I liked her on the original Roseanne.  I liked her as the antagonist to Sheldon Cooper on the ‘Big Bang Theory.’  I do not like her on ‘The View.’  Do you think that politics has had a big part of this whole affair?  I will predict that any version of the Rosanne show without Rosanne Barr is going to tank.  Like her or not….she is the show.

Just when you thought that things cannot get any loonier than this whole incident surrounding Roseanne Barr, along comes a relative unknown named Samantha Bee.  Unknown to the extent that she has a show on TBS called, ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.’  I have never heard of her and never heard of her show.  Her credentials are that she has spent 12 years on Comedy Central, and as a reporter for ‘The Daily Show.’  Well there you have it!  She’s a comedienne, so that makes her preeminently qualified to provide vitriolic political commentary.

What started this little incident was a tweet of Ivanka Trump holding her 2 year old baby boy.  This photo was posted by Ivanka.   But the people that live in the depths of the liberal swamp could not take the picture at face value.  That face value being a mother holding and cuddling her baby.  No..no..no!  It was obviously a picture that decries the fact that illegal immigrant parents are being separated from their illegal immigrant children.  Another ‘leap of logic’ by the liberals that makes Evel Knievel’s leap over the Snake River Canyon look like hopping a curb.  How these people get there, I will never know.

But Samatha Bee, that all caring person on her show decided that the Ivanka Trump’s photo tweet warranted calling Ivanka a “feckless cxxt”.  That particular noun, more than any other noun in the world would set off my late mother with more intensity than a volcano in Hawaii.  She absolutely hated that word and yet here it is….on national television for all to hear.  I cannot find enough proper adjectives to describe this incident:  Disrespectful?  No doubt!  Low class?  Yup!  Inappropriate?  Hell yes!  Politically motivated? Check.

Again, the Hollywood brain trust sprints into action.  This time by the ‘flying nun’ herself, Sally Field.  (Ok, for you younger readers, Ms. Field starred in a TV show called ‘The Flying Nun.  It was during black and white TV.)  Ms. Field tweeted, “I like Samantha Bee a lot, but she is flat wrong to call Ivanka a cxxt. Cxxts are powerful, beautiful, nurturing and honest.”  I am totally confused by her comments.  But I hope that Ms. Field will have an opportunity to meet my mother in the afterlife, because the momma of Grandpa T will kick your ass for being so stupid and vulgar.  Amen.  Samantha Bee will never meet my mother, because if dear old departed mom has seen her show, she will be politicing for Samantha to go straight to the hell for the dumb and vulgar!  Again…amen.

Before you join the Samantha Bee fan club, I would like to share some facts about her before you remit your membership dues.  Samantha Bee was …..tada….born in Canada.  Samantha Bee was…tada….educated in Canada.  And…Samantha Bee is…..tada….a Canadian citizen!  And we’re concerned about Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and we give a pass to Canadian meddling?  Where is Fusion GPS with a damaging report on Samatha Bee when you need one?  Has the FBI or CIA put a spy at TBS?

I want to bring forth one more collective incident that is mesmerizing the press as of late.  That being the personal attacks on the women of the White House.  Primarily, these vicious attacks are made on Ivanka, Melania and Sarah Sanders.  We have comedians getting way too personal and way too political with their feeble attempts to be funny.  But they have all forgotten the definition of funny and proceed with their vitriolic slurs, all in the name of entertainment.  Enough already!

In conclusion, I want to bring one matter to your attention.  I believe all women should never use the word ‘sexism’ again.  Ever.  Why do I say that?  Because in doing the research for this blog, one very important fact became evident.  That fact is that………all of the most vile comments, all of the most ignorant comments, all of the most unfounded comments, and all of the most racist comments made against these women……were made by other women!  With few exception, none of the personal attacks against women are done by men.  Men may support comments made by other women about women, but it appears we have become intelligent enough not to initiate those comments.  What happened to the fairer sex?

Women were always the calming, balanced members of our society.  Now it appears that there are many who have joined the quagmire of our society.  Heaven help us!

What is the Value of a College Degree Today?

When I was young, my father, Big Daddy G, never attended one PTA meeting or one parent-teacher conference.  Nope.  Not one.  But Big Daddy G did not have to attend either of these ‘child developmental’ programs.  I was in the unenviable position of having three of my grade school teachers having husbands that worked every day with my dad.  In essence, he attended a parent-teacher conference almost every day, even if it did come second hand through his co-workers.  This worked out very well for Big Daddy G, but not too well for me.  Talk in class?  One week of being grounded.  Do poorly on an assignment?  No need to wait for a report card; one week of being grounded.  Anything I did that was remotely determined to be marginal behavior or performance got to Big Daddy G faster than word travels in the middle of the Congo by drumbeat.  I was the proud recipient of any punishment coming from those drumbeats.  The situation did not improve in high school, either.

My mom, as practically all the moms, attended all the parent-teacher conferences.  In our small town, it was a social event.  My mother bought a new dress for these conferences.  Most of the other moms did the same.  In a small town, with a minimal number of weddings or funerals taking place, these conferences provided the perfect excuse for a new ‘outfit.’

Then something remarkable happened.  I grew up and went away to college at a Big Ten university in the Midwest.  After 50 years, I still remember my two day orientation as if it were yesterday.  The most memorable part was the last hour when we met with our two senior coed escorts at the student union.  Their last comment to our group of 25 incoming freshmen was this: “Look around.  Only 10% of you will graduate from this university.”  Say what?  Did I hear that right?  My thoughts were racing.  Most of these kids came from big city schools that held more kids in a bathroom than I had in my graduating high school class!  I reverted to my high school math.  If 10% of 25 freshmen equates to 2.5 graduates, maybe I could be the .5 graduate!  Made sense to me because most of these 25 freshmen looked pretty gosh darn intelligent.

During my freshmen year, I saw just about every one the members of my orientation class.  My sophomore year?  About half.  By the time I graduated, I had not seen any of those students for over a year.

So what has happened over the last 50 years to higher education?  It is much more expensive, for sure.  But now, my alma mater boasts of a college graduation rate of 65% up from a graduation rate of 41% of just 10 years ago.  I am guessing the 10% graduation rate from 50 years ago is close to accurate.

In my mind, I am questioning whether today’s college freshmen are that much smarter than 50 years ago, or if higher education is falling in line with the Grandpa T rule #2, ‘businesses are in the business of making money.’  If you were to ask my grandchildren, they would tell you that they are much smarter, if you can get them off their devices long enough to converse.  But I believe there has been a lowering of academic standards to receive that degree.   Let us review some statistics and data.

ATHLETES

Look at how much money a college spends on its athletic programs.  Why?   Because winning teams bring in huge monies for athletic event attendance.  I do not need to do research when I say that at least 6 college football coaches are making in excess of $5 million a year.  Usually, their income is higher from endorsements or from ‘sports talk’ programs.  The secondary benefit is that the alumni (and wannabe alumni) always donate and endow more to colleges with winning sports teams.  A third benefit is the royalties on the college branded merchandise.  You know what I mean, the foam fingers proclaiming their team is number one, mugs, hats, t-shirts and sweat shirts, etc.   But what happens to those colleges that do not have winning teams?  Well, the cost of the athletic department is passed down to the students in the form of tuition increases.

What does it take to have winning teams besides a coach.  Well, you need to have winning athletes!  And if you are a 5 star athlete, your ticket is punched.  If Bubba weighs 325 pounds and can run the 40 yard dash in 4.4 seconds while tearing off car doors with his bare hands, Bubba will be playing tackle on any football team he wants.   And Bubba will have an all inclusive scholarship, with private tutoring and privilege that the average student could only dream of.  But Bubba has been a 5 star student for his entire playing career.  He had marginal grades in high school, but was given a grade high enough to insure he was always eligible.  Now that he is in college, they will tailor a program that may get him a degree…just for him!

Does lowering the standards for Bubba sound like a stretch to reality?  During a recent University of North Carolina scandal, a learning specialist hired to help athletes found that during the period from 2004 to 2012, 60 percent of the 183 members of the football and basketball teams read between fourth and eighth grade levels.  About 10 percent read below a third grade level.  Keep in mind that all of these athletes both graduated from high school and were admitted to college.  Do you think this is just a problem at UNC?

INSTRUCTION

During my college career, I had good instructors and I had bad instructors.  I know that my university attempted to hire professors with ‘distinction.’  Many of them had written books.  One of them had been a member of John Kennedy’s cabinet.  But do well educated people, regardless of their distinction necessarily make for being a good instructor?  After all, during my lifetime I have met people with educational credentials up the wazoo, but would not be able to figure out which way was up if the sun was not shining.  I call them ‘educated idiots,’ because they had absolutely no common sense, and sadly, no teaching charisma.

Would you like your student to attend Harvard law school?  Well if you do, your student would have Laurence Tribe, author of the book, “To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment” as a professor.  On CNN last week, this supposedly brilliant prof said this about the POTUS:  “You can’t be the boy who cried wolf and have a viable impeachment power.  You can’t use it over and over again against the same president.  If you’re going to shoot him, you have to shoot to kill.”  Ah, there it is.  Academic brilliance at its finest…and its stupidest.  That turd would not have floated during my college years.

Or, just to show that your student may have a prof with immense compassion, there is this from an English prof at the California State University in Fresno within an hour after the death of Barbara Bush.  Her name is Randa Jarrar.  She decided to twitter that, “the late Barbara Bush is an ‘amazing racist.’  She went on to say, “happy the witch is dead”…and then crowed that because she had tenure, she’d never be penalized for her ugly comments.  Is this who you want teaching your student?

(As an aside, my instructors at my officer basic course were absolutely top notch.  95% of those instructors were better than my profs at my Big Ten university.)

Do I think a college education is ‘watered down’ since my college years?  Absolutely!  I believe colleges have become more corporate than educational.  They strive to keep up attendance because they cannot receive monies from students that drop out.  Bragging about their high graduation rates makes more sense when they are dealing with a generation of students that are accustomed to getting ‘participation trophies.’  A college degree today appears to have become a participation trophy for many universities.

I believe the quality of instruction has suffered, because profs are not hired as to how well they instruct, but by how ‘distinguished’ they are.  Most of my high school teachers and practically all of my military instructors, were better than my college professors with few exceptions.

After looking at the available degree programs at my alma mater, it becomes evident that some of the degree programs are ‘watered down.’  In other words…a cake walk degree program to keep the student in college, paying tuition.  Inter-college bachelor’s degree program?  Multidisciplinary bachelor’s study program?  Yup.  They are both in the catalog and I have no flippin’ idea what either of them encompass.

Here is what is really missing from a college education today.  Mom and/or dad.  Remember at the beginning I explained how my mom would always attend the parent-teacher conference?  Well, how many colleges have that as a program?  Once I left home, I was on my own.  A novel concept in today’s society, but none the less, my parents had no input into my college career.  I think parents should sit through some of their student’s classes, just to assess the quality of the instruction they are receiving.  I know that if my parents knew that I was receiving instruction from the two professors I quoted, Harvard and California State University administration would have experienced a ‘crap storm without an umbrella.’

My advice?  Be selective about where to attend a college.  Pick a major that produces a career and earning potential.  Pick a school with excellent instructors and not necessarily the school with the most ‘distinguished’ instructors.  Remember that not all people are cut out to go to college.  Skilled labor is needed in our country and does provide for a decent living, so technical schools are essential.  Just hire a plumber or an electrician and get the bill to see how decent that living can be.  Additionally, one-third of all college graduates are in jobs that only require a high school diploma.   Education is expensive.  Use your money wisely.

Barack Hussein Obama…The Worst President Ever???

I am not a sexist!  My realtor and my investment adviser are both women.  During my stint with cancer, two of my three doctors were women.  One of these women, Dr. White, performed three surgeries on me.  During one of my surgeries, my entire operating staff was women.  I know of many fine female officers and female enlisted people in the military and have had the privilege of serving with them.

I am not a racist.  I get along famously with people of all races that share my values.  During my experiences in the military, I was ‘color blind.’  That is because the military is truly an ‘equal opportunity employer.’  An officer or an enlisted person of color had to reach the same milestones, perform to the same standards and obtain the same educational standards as us ‘white guys.’  Everyone was held to the same standard.  Period.  No one was more or less privileged because of race.

I am not any other ‘phobe’ or ‘ism’ as interpreted in today’s media.  So, now if you have read this far, you are wondering why the wordy introduction.  Well….it’s because I am going to say and write something that very few people have the courage to say or even discuss.  I believe Barack Hussein Obama will go down as the worse POTUS this country has ever had and grossly abused his presidential powers while in office.

TEA PARTY

Prior to the 2010 midterm election, there was a movement afoot that was called the ‘Tea Party.’  The purpose of this organization and its increasingly popular movement was to basically cut taxes and spending within the federal government.  They derived their name from the infamous tea party during the Revolution, in protest of the Brits placing taxes on tea and other British imports.  Many of the chapters of the growing Tea Party movement applied to the IRS for tax exempt/non-profit status.  This was so they could raise funds and purchase advertising to advance their conservative cause.  The result?  Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS refused tax exempt status, and then started promoting IRS investigations and audits into the founders!  Personal vendettas were waged by the IRS!  Do you remember Lois Lerner?  She was the one called before a congressional inquiry and pleaded the fifth amendment when asked questions!  A government official, paid by us tax payers pleaded the fifth.  She immediately resigned her position and began collecting a golden parachute retirement.   Lois Lerner was not smart enough or ‘ballsy’ enough to wage this vendetta on her own.  It had to come down from her boss and from her bosses boss.  That would have been Barack Obama.

URANIUM ONE

While Hillary was Secretary of State, the United States decided to sell a large portion of its uranium reserves to…of all the people in the world…the RUSSIANS!  Oh yeah!  These are the same Russians that are being investigated for tampering in our elections.  But during this marvelous deal, the Russians got the uranium and the Clinton Foundation got a $147 million contribution.  Where did that uranium go?  Who will use it and for what purpose?  Will it be used in weaponry against us or our allies?  So, who is ultimately responsible for this deal?  That would be Barack Obama.  And, dear readers, what will be the consequences if a nuclear explosive device is used and the device reads, “This uranium was graciously provided by the people of the United States.”  (As a speculation, do you think all of the $147 million stayed with the Clinton’s, or could some of it been used to grease the wheels of this transaction in Washington?)

BOWE BERGDAHL and BENGHAZI

Do you remember what the reasoning was for exchanging the AWOL Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban commanders being held in Guantanamo Bay?  Well, according to Carolyn Hayden, spokesperson for the National Security Council, it was for “protecting the lives of Americans abroad and protecting US soldiers.”  (Three of those five Taliban commanders immediately joined the battle against America.  How is that for protecting US soldiers?)   By law, Congress was to be notified 30 days in advance of any releases to be made from Guantanamo Bay.  How long a notice did the White House give Congress?  TWO HOURS!

If the White House was so concerned about American citizens abroad, then we should have sent at least two naval armadas to rescue the US ambassador to Libya and the American protection staff.  But, sadly, we did nothing.  Rumors persisted from the Pentagon and through military channels that a relief flight of planes were dispatched from Italy, but were ordered to return to base.  The rumors also stated that the stand-down order came from the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.  But, the Department of Defense and the Pentagon do not take orders from, or answer to the Secretary of State.  They take orders from one person only; the Commander in Chief, Barack Obama.

So let me get this straight.  One AWOL for five experienced terrorists represented good American policy, but rescuing Americans in Libya from terrorists was not.

PAYMENT FOR AMERICAN HOSTAGES and THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR DEAL

I will be the first to say I am confused about the two events mentioned above.  Supposedly, we shipped $400 million to Iran to release Americans held by the Iranians.  Rumor has it that they were not released until a cargo plane loaded with pallets full of $100 bills arrived in Tehran.  The chiropractors in Iran were busy for weeks adjusting the backs of those poor individuals that had to carry all that money.

Then there is the murky Iranian Nuclear agreement.  Supposedly, for a paltry $1.7 billion, the Iranians would discontinue nuclear material production.  Who provided that money?  Did France, Germany or England provide any of that money?  Now, they are criticizing Trump for leaving this deal?  Also, the Iranians are threatening us by stating they are going to step-up production of nuclear material.  Do you believe for one New York minute that they ever stopped?  I surely don’t, and, we gave them enough money to fund terrorism for quite some time.  Look at what they are doing in Syria and what they have continually attempted to do in Iraq.  There weren’t any teeth in that initial Iranian nuclear agreement for non-compliance and now the Iranians are waving the stupidity of that deal in our faces using our money.

ROBERT MUELLER INVESTIGATION

Are you getting tired about this investigation?  I know I am.  But here is the spin coming out of the people trying to hide the real intent of this politically motivated witch hunt.  The US government was concerned about the Russian interference in US elections. So where did they decide to look for glaring examples of this Russian interference?  Well, the best place to look would be in the campaign headquarters of the new Republican candidate for President, Donald Trump.  They must have thought there were Russians under every desk and borscht and cheap vodka running down the hallways.

But wait…what was the basis of looking only at the Trump campaign headquarters, and not the Democratic presidential headquarters?  Well, it was a document put together by a former British, disgraced agent working for a company called Fusion GPS.  The purpose of this company is to dig up smut on political opponents. And the Fusion GPS policy is that if smut cannot be found, then make it up.  This matches most of today’s media coverage.   The FBI, under the watchful eye of its egotistical leader, James Comey, received warrants from the Justice Department allowing wiretaps of Trump staffers.  And now, we have learned lately that the FBI placed a mole within the Trump organization.

This whole affair is politically motivated from top to bottom.  How can I say that with certainty?  If the FBI was indeed looking for only Russian influence in US elections, wouldn’t they inform Trump or someone on his staff about what they were doing and ask their cooperation?  From the reaction by the Trump administration, I am sure no one knew about any FBI informant and wire tapping.   And who was the first national politician to use Fusion GPS?  That would be Barack Obama, as he hired them to find smut about Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential elections.  Who do you think authorized this witch hunt and allowed the placement of a mole in Trump headquarters?  Again, I contend that would be Barack Obama.  This, my fellow Americans, is strictly against the law!

SUMMARY

If, as I suspect, Barack Obama ordered or allowed the placement of an informant in Trump’s campaign headquarters, he broke the law.  He has used the Justice Department as his battering ram because of two weak attorney generals that would acquiesce to any of his wants, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.  This could ultimately make Watergate look like a pizza party in comparison.

Barack Obama bypassed congressional procedure by releasing five dangerous Taliban commanders without proper notification.  This is a dereliction of duty and an over reach of presidential power.

Barack Obama stifled political freedom by utilizing the IRS as a battering ram to squelch the emergence of the Tea Party movement during a mid-term election.    This, my fellow Americans, is against the law.  And with Lois Lerner pleading the fifth amendment to direct congressional inquiry questions, the obvious link between her and Obama was never established.

The Obama administration policy concerning dealing with anything Muslim was very muddied.  We trade five Muslim extremists for one AWOL soldier, pay $400 million for the release of our hostages from Iran, do not attempt a rescue in Benghazi from Muslim extremists, and give $1.7 billion to Iran in the hopes that they will abide by ceasing the production of nuclear materials.  If this were a game, the score would be: Muslim extremists – 4, USA – 0!

But the one act that is the most serious is the Uranium One deal.  That deal should never have happened and it did by bypassing Congress.  If the Russians sold that uranium to North Korea, Iran, or any other country for nefarious purposes, then I would say that Barack Obama has performed a treasonous act.

The one thing that concerns me the most about Barack Obama and his administration?  With very few exceptions, he has been given a pass by the media for all of these events.  Real reporting, real journalism should have uncovered these events and exposed the gross negligence of his administration.  He has been given the presidency and excuses, because of his race.  Did he get a pass because anyone who criticized him would have been branded a ‘racist’ during his politically correct administration?   He should not have had a second term.  In a word, he made the ‘swamp’ deeper and wider.  I am confident history will prove me right.

There you have it and I will no doubt be called a racist for my remarks.  But just like a stalwart statue in the wind, I am not going to waver even though I may have some pigeons crap on me!

‘Obstruction and Negativity’—-The Liberal Party Plank!

How long can you tolerate watching national and world news?  In the good old days of my youth with vigor and vitality, I could tolerate up to 30 minutes.  Now that I am older and wiser, I can tolerate watching national and world news for 20 minutes.  If I am having a really, really good day, I’ll watch it for 10 minutes!

Why the decrease in time, you ask?  It is quite easy to understand.  The vast majority of the news being reported (or made up!) has a negative connotation for either our country or for the POTUS.  Between the liberal media and the Democratic party, they will go to ungodly and disrespectful lengths to assure that anything this POTUS has accomplished be minimized.  The negatives get accentuated and the positives fade into obscurity.

The greatest example of obstruction took place about 4 months ago.  Do you remember when the Democratic party was vehement about the fact that something had to be done to address the problem of the ‘dreamers.’  The ‘dreamers’ are those people that were brought into this country by their parents who were illegal immigrants.  The Liberal ‘warm and fuzzy’ feeling regarding this issue was that as children, these ‘dreamers’ did not have any choice.  Consequently, they should be granted US citizenship.  The extension to this was that their parents should also be given US citizenship, because, gosh darn it, look at how long they have been here.  The liberals stated that there were 900,000 dreamers in the US, and gosh darn it, every one of them was a smart and productive American citizen candidate.  (My first thought about hearing this liberal approach was that if these ‘dreamers’ were so smart, why didn’t they go through the naturalization procedure long before.  I digress.)  Do you remember Trump’s response?  Trump said that a 10 year procedure would be put in place for 1.8 million dreamers.  This would allow twice the number of dreamers to become naturalized American citizens as being vetted by the Liberals.  The one big caveat that required 10 years to become a citizen?  A clean criminal record history.  In other words, if you have a criminal record, you could not become an American citizen, and could be deported.  The Liberal response?  Have you heard one word about the ‘dreamer’ issue in the last 4 months? The ‘dreamer’ issue was an issue thrown up against the Washington crap wall to see if it would stick in making Trump look like he was a racist and opposed to any path for the ‘dreamers’ to become US citizens.  It backfired on the Liberals and the liberal media instantaneously obliged by eliminating any more coverage of the ‘dreamer’ issue.  In the meantime, a very good and fair proposal got tossed onto the Washington crap pile.

What is the continued purpose of the Mueller investigation?  When I was young and living on the farm, one of our dogs strayed.  After a couple of weeks, we were pretty gosh darn sure that Chuck, my samoyed was not coming home.  After almost a year and a half of investigating, Mueller and his team of seventeen lawyers, a  prosecutorial dream team have not come up with anything.  Remember, this investigation was put together for two purposes, even though they are more inclined to focus on one of the purposes.  The first purpose was to investigate the possibility of Russian influence in our last election.  The second purpose was to investigate possible collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign.  So Robert, let me help you and your very expensive staff of attorneys.  Russian influence in our last election?  Yup. No doubt about it.  Collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians?  Probably not.  But…what if that answer was just ‘probably.’  Then what?  I would think you and your staff of legal geniuses would know that even if the collusion existed, it is not illegal!  So, Robert, what is the real purpose of your investigation?  Is this another attempt at throwing more defecation at the Washington crap wall?  Another arrow in the quiver of impeaching Trump because Hillary lost the election?

Remember, Robert, your whole investigation was triggered by a fictitious piece of propaganda by Fusion GPS that was funded by the Democratic National Committee; and yet you treat it with more relevance than Moses receiving the ten commandments on Mount Sinai.  At least Moses received the commandments on stone tablets.  Your Fusion GPS propaganda was written on used toilet paper. Yet you have kept this expensive charade up for well over a year.  My suggestion?  End this politically motivated (yup, I do believe there is a definite liberal agenda) witch hunt now, and send your bill to the Democratic National Committee instead of the taxpayers of America.  And Robert, if you really need something to investigate concerning the Russians?  Please start with the Uranium One deal between the Obama administration, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Russians where we sold them our uranium reserves.  Remarkably, the Clinton Foundation received a $147 million donation after the sale.  That whole incident smacks of treason.  Where did that uranium go?  To Iran?  To North Korea? To Syria?  What if that uranium is used against us or our allies in the future.  Could you possibly find it in your black heart to investigate that?  Or, rather than worrying about the Russians stuffing the ballot boxes, why not investigate voting requirements in each state.  I am sure that there were many more votes cast by non-US citizens than the Russians could dream of.

I know exactly why Donald Trump has become a moving target to the Liberals and their media.  Firstly, the Liberals are deathly afraid that Trump may actually accomplish something that may benefit America and make them look bad.  Thus their ‘obstructionism’ policy.  Don’t vote for any of his programs.  Don’t vote for his cabinet/department/supreme court nominees.  Besmirch the reputation of any nominee and get the media to sensationalize it.  Attack the mental state of the POTUS. Does any of this sound familiar?  Secondly, it has shaken the Washington cesspool to the core that a none-politician could be elected, and succeed as POTUS.  Every other President during my lifetime has had a political background.  What these liberal geniuses have not figured out is that Trump got elected because he did not have the political background.   Hillary Clinton was swimming in the Washington cesspool up to her neck.  Trump was not.  Thirdly, Trump fights back!  When some liberal politician of liberal media outlet makes an outlandish claim (and there are many of them!) about Trump, he responds.  Like most people, I wish he would tweet less, but I understand why he does.  Trump is being Trump.  Fourthly, Donald Trump did not have to rely on selling his soul to any lobbyist for political funding to get elected.  He spent half the money on his campaign as Hillary Clinton.  And, lets face it, anyone that can’t be bought or controlled scares the hell out of all those career politicians in Washington.

So, to demonstrate the negativism that exists in the media, let me recap some of the Donald Trump accomplishments in his 16 months as POTUS: 1.  Reduced corporate and individual income taxes.  2.  Stimulated the economy and stock market.  3.  Lowered the unemployment rate to the lowest point in decades.  4. Smacked the crap out of ISIS, something the previous POTUS said was impossible.  5.  Faced down a North Korean deviate which may lead to the de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. 6.  Forced a better trade deal with China.  According to Newsweek Magazine on the one year anniversary of the Trump presidency, he has achieved 82 significant accomplishments.  Holy Cow!  How many of those accomplishments have you seen denoted in the media?  I read the list in that Newsweek and if you would read it, you would be amazed at what he has done!  (OK.  Name three Obama accomplishments.  When you get them, text me.)

During Ronald Reagan’s administration, he was referred to as “The Teflon President.”  That is because regardless of what Reagan did, nothing seemed to stick to him.  Politicians and the media treated Reagan respectfully.  During George ‘Dubya’ Bush’s years, he was referred to as “The Velcro President”.  This was because everything he did, but mostly the perceived bad decisions, stuck to him like Velcro.  He was the POTUS during the second Iraqi War and received much flack about it.  Now we get to Trump.  What should we call him?  Many may want to call him the ‘hamburger’ President, because everyone wants to take a bite out of him.  I would rather call him the ‘Oreo’ President, because when it comes to being between the Liberals and the liberal press, Trump is definitely the white filling of an Oreo cookie.

PS.  This is blog 101.  I was going to stop at 100.  Two of my faithful readers have convinced me not to quit blogging.  Grandma P also wants me out of her hair.  I’m back.  Enjoy.

I Love Sarah Huckabee Sanders!

I am in love with Sarah Huckabee Sanders!  But first….a little history pre-Sarah….

My first love-from-afar love interest was Juliet Prowse.  In 1960, Juliet starred in two movies, Can-Can and GI Blues.  I particularly admired her in GI Blues because she played opposite one of my favorite people, Elvis Presley.  Juliet had a fantastic smile, a cheery personality, red hair, and at 5’11”, she had beautiful legs up to her neck.  What more could a farm boy of 12 want from a girl?  Tragically, Juliet died at the age of 59 from cancer.  She jumped started my puberty by at least 3 years!

In 1963, at the age of 15, my taste in women changed.  I discovered that I really was attracted more to brunettes than to blonds.   My theory at the time was that most of the brunettes had natural color brunette hair, whereas, during the 60’s, most of the blonds had natural brunette hair, too.  So, into my young tender life comes who I consider to be the most attractive actress to ever live…..Elizabeth Taylor.  I mention the year 1963 because it was the year that great movie, Cleopatra, was released.  To this day, with all of the actresses that have had cosmetic surgery, I still consider Elizabeth Taylor to be the most beautiful actress of my lifetime.  If you have seen the movie, Cleopatra, and her entrance into the city of Rome, well it was truly spectacular and I have never seen a woman look more stunning.  The term used by men would be ‘drop dead gorgeous.’  And if you did not think so after seeing her, you did not have a pulse.

In the 1970’s, we had Charlie’s Angels.  Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith and Kate Jackson were the ‘Angels.’  While all of my male friends were going ‘ga-ga’ over Farrah Fawcett and bought her swimsuit poster, I remained true to my brunette belief and actually liked Kate Jackson the best.

Then something truly amazing happened.  I grew up.  While in my earlier life, like most young men, I considered appearance as the only component of beauty.  Then I began to mature and realized that there were other components to beauty.  One such component is personality.  I discovered that it was not enough to have just an attractive woman on your arm, but you had to enjoy being with that woman as well.  Then I discovered another component to beauty, intelligence.  The conversation cannot continue about puppy dogs and unicorns, eventually there needs to be a conversation with a little depth to it. Those are the characteristics that make a woman appealing to me.  (Is this the definition of maturity?)

Enter Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  (Also, Grandma P over 30 years ago.)  I have to mention Grandma P or I’ll be eating cereal alone at dinner for the next 30 years!  Beautiful, intelligent and personable. Check.  (A fourth criteria is that I decided I could live with Grandma P.)  On to Sarah!  Sarah is 35 years old, married in 2010, and the mother of 3 children all under the age of 8.  Whew!  All of this while being appointed White House press secretary last July 17 upon the resignation of Sean Spicer.

I find Sarah very appealing because she has all of the components that I have outlined as being beautiful.  Personality?  Check.  Appearance?  Check.  Intelligence?   Well………..here are the headlines that I pulled off the internet today, Sunday, that she no doubt will have to address in the White House press briefing tomorrow and the coming week:

  1.  Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham warn Trump will be impeached after signing spending bill.
  2. Ivanka takes President Trump to task over his treatment of Jared Kushner.
  3. There are the worst things Donald Trump’s “friends” have said about him
  4. Donald Trump routinely humiliates whoever he pleases.
  5. Melania joins Trump amid cheating scandals as family leaves D.C. ahead of March For Our Lives.
  6. Americans will pay the price for Trump’s toughened approach with China
  7. Trump’s new National Security Adviser has ties to Cambridge Analytica.

These are headlines from today’s news!  Do you see a pattern?  Does anything positive about Trump or his presidency or positive about America make it to the news anymore?

And, dear readers, who will be standing on the podium before a room full of media types to bring levity to a litany of negative headlines?  Why, that would be Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  (Did you notice I did not call the media types; reporters?  If I called them reporters, that would imply that they researched a subject and then ‘reported’ it in an unbiased manner.  That doesn’t happen anymore.)  I challenge you to watch the White House press briefings this week so that you can see first hand that Sarah is the sharpest knife in that drawer of people in the White House press room.  I admire her for being able to raise 3 children under the age of 8, and then handle a room full of media types who ask questions as if they were 8.  And like an 8 year old, they will ask the same question repeatedly, expecting a different answer if they ask it four times.  Watch how Sarah will handle them like the ringmaster of a three ring circus!

Even though the media has attacked her physical appearance, I find Sarah extremely attractive.  After all, any juggler can juggle 3 tennis balls, but Sarah can juggle at least 5 running chainsaws at a time.  And….working for Donald Trump cannot be easy, especially since he is a media target.

Admittedly, I don’t really love Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the biblical sense of the word.  After all, I just celebrated the 30th anniversary of my 40th birthday, making me 8 years older than her dad, Mike Huckabee.  That would be creepy.  But I do greatly admire her for who she is, what she has done, and her capabilities. Because of this, I find her extremely beautiful.   So, Sarah, if you read this blog, I would be happy to be the president of your fan club, and Grandma P and I live close to your dad so we would be happy to babysit your kids one night.  You Go Girl!!!!

My One Hundredth Blog!

Yup, this is blog numero 100!

I wrote this blog for three reasons:

  1.  I needed something to do after retirement.  It became evident that I only had so many lawn ornaments to paint, one lawn to cut, and too few bushes to trim to keep me busy.  And, I did not really like writing high school and college term papers so I decided to ‘step out of the box.’
  2. I wanted to write something that my grandkids may eventually read so they can see how their grandpa and grandma were raised and how America was much different during our formative years.  They would be appalled to learn that I can remember when both of my sets of grandparents did not have indoor plumbing.  We left our houses and cars unlocked.  I have tried to include some of those items in my blogs to create historical interest.  So far, no grandkid readers.
  3. It is no secret that I am a conservative.  I was irritated and disappointed that Barrack Obama got reelected, pretty much because he was black and not because he was qualified.  I understand why he beat John McCain in 2008.  McCain ran on a platform of being a political maverick.  He did not connect with the younger voters at all.  And…lets be honest, many people wanted to say they voted for the first black president. (Read blog #1, November 2012.)  But Mitt Romney was a different and much better candidate.  Successful businessman, successful governor, he had all the qualifications of being a great president.  But the campaign became racist, the biased liberal media did not pass up an opportunity to smear him, even though we had high unemployment, stagnant growth, an escalating national debt, a declining military, radical Islamic terrorism….all of the important issues that should have been of concern to Americans were overlooked for the sake of reelecting a marginal-at-best black president.  Now we have learned that the Obama campaign hired Fusion GPS to deliberately smear Mitt Romney.. History will bear this out.  So, as I am typing this,  I am contemplating whether there will be a blog 101.  My original goal of 100 blogs has now been met.  My thanks to Houston Nefoo, Grandma P and the Bayou Mauler for assisting me with my hobby.