A different planet? Indeed.
My “planet” is called Reality, and it is surrounded with rings, called History.
Kinda funny, but not, at the same time. There is video. ~Ness
But most importantly, the Left has always identified fascism as capitalism taken to some extreme.
Which is insane. Mussolini was a Leftist. Fascism was a variation of socialism that still required totalitarian central control of the economy. Fascism is a leftist ideology. Free markets and limited government power and “life, liberty, and property” don’t mesh too well with fascism.
But so-called “anti-fascists” don’t comprehend that, so they label everything they dislike as fascist, and they are literally textbook fascists. Watch them reenact the Brown Shirts’ greatest hits by burning buildings every time someone disagrees with them.
I saw this headline and had to laugh. Ironically, but still a laugh, of sorts.
Wow, you’d think someone might have predicted this was going to happen. Oh wait. Someone did.
Even the media kisses his ass, because he brings in ratings. He’s so vitriolic they never know what he’s going to do next to keep things stirred up, and they love that. If he does manage to get the Republican nomination though, they’ll eat him alive, because he’s not fully a Liberal – I mean, in pretty much everything but name, but the Party matters to them, and he’d be running against the anointed [whoever gets the Democratic nomination]. At that point, they’d finally get around to vetting him, you can be sure.
It’s no secret that I’m not a Trump fan. That being said, the notion that anyone could in good conscience vote for Hillary Clinton is appalling to me. It makes me throw up in my mouth a little. This woman is so corrupt and proud of it. Trump may not be ideal, but my gosh, Hillary Clinton is so vile and beneath contempt that there’s no comparison at all. It sickens me that the “media” thinks no one else can see their double standard, their complete disregard for truth, or their biases. They like to think themselves qualified to vet a candidate when they bury facts about their candidate of choice. In their mind, lies justify the ends, so it’s okay. They aren’t qualified to vet piles of feces, let alone candidates for the Presidency of the United States.
Plenty of presidential candidates have had shady doings in their pasts, but can you think of anything that compares to Trump University?
Uh, hello? Are you kidding me? I assume you’ve never heard of Benghazi?! People DIED there! That’s just one, and it makes Trump University look like a preschool playground. Do some research media! The history of corruption surrounding Clinton is a long one. She’d be in jail now if you’d been doing your job.
That kind of on-the-fly fact-checking is unusual, but Trump necessitates it because he tells such a spectacularly large number of lies. He also enables it because those lies are often repeated and obvious. So we’re beginning to see those corrections appear right in the body of stories: the reporter relays what Trump said, and notes immediately that it’s false.
Good grief, Hillary makes her living on lies, has been fired from jobs for unethical violations which included lying, and you people don’t even mention this! Let me guess, your “fact checking” only applies to the candidate(s) not on the Democrat ticket?
Trump has shown the press that the best way to do it is to cover him like every candidate should be covered. That means not just planting a camera at his rallies and marveling at how nuts it all is, but doing the work to fully vet his background, correcting his lies as swiftly and surely as they can, exploring what a Trump presidency would actually mean, and generally doing their jobs
If you people were doing your jobs, you’d have vetted Hillary a long time ago, and she would not be on the Democratic ticket now. Why don’t you cover her “like every candidate should be covered”? Oh, sorry, I couldn’t hear you over the sound of your double standard screaming nah nah nahnahnah with its fingers in its ears.
Trump is pretty popular around the Right, right now. I don’t know why. One of my dearest friends is a big fan, and for the life of me, I don’t get it. Now, it’s not going to stop me from loving my friend just because we have differing viewpoints of a candidate. I don’t have to agree with people on every blessed thing to love them or be their friend. Commonality would be great, but it doesn’t always happen, and that’s okay. That’s why God made chocolate and vanilla, right?
Perhaps you, dear Reader, are a Trump supporter, too. Please know my intent here isn’t to offend anyone, just to explain why I can’t support Trump. You may love him, I get that; but I don’t, and here’s why.
[no, no, let me tell you how I really feel]
He flip-flops on everything, including immigration. He has no consistency. He bullies people, he lies, he’s too egotistical, he has tantrums and blames everyone and anyone else when he doesn’t get his way.
Those are not not NOT the hallmarks of a strong leader.
Those are the hallmarks of a toddler.
(Gosh, he reminds me of Obama when I write that.)
Speaking of Obama, it’s very troubling to me to see the same kinds of response to Trump that Obama got. The adulation, the “he’s going to save us!” mentality, the attacks on others if they don’t also adore him, etc. Frankly, I am kind of amazed that the ones who so decried that kind of treatment of Obama don’t seem to see it pertaining to Trump. Even the media kisses his ass, because he brings in ratings. He’s so vitriolic they never know what he’s going to do next to keep things stirred up, and they love that. If he does manage to get the Republican nomination though, they’ll eat him alive, because he’s not fully a Liberal – I mean, in pretty much everything but name, but the Party matters to them, and he’d be running against the anointed [whoever gets the Democratic nomination]. At that point, they’d finally get around to vetting him, you can be sure.
Trump has never displayed any Conservative values, or behavioral history of consistency in regards to Conservative values. Just because he says something today doesn’t mean he’ll agree with his own damn self tomorrow.
I thought you wanted someone who wasn’t like Obama?
I thought you wanted someone Conservative?
I thought you wanted someone with a proven track record?
Trumps only track record is that of inconsistency.
Everyone wants to claim he’s such a great businessman, but I wonder, how great a businessman would he be if he hadn’t inherited it? And maybe it’s just me, but a few bankruptcies don’t make for that great a businessman.
He’s supported Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats.
Yes, I confess, I’m a little passionate about this, and I’ve been holding it in for a while.
Okay! A lot passionate! *sigh*
I suppose I should be allowed to express my thoughts on my own blog, right?
There was another time when the Republican Party was pretty fractured. Back when the one who was supposed to carry on the Reagan Torch didn’t do the job he was elected to do and threw that Torch away. “Read my lips, no new taxes!” he vowed, then proceed to break that vow, in spades.
During that election cycle, along came a billionaire businessman, who promised that he could run the country like a business and make our economy great again. He appealed to the capitalist heart and soul of America, which, in and of itself is a beautiful thing – that capitalist soul. People are way more generous to others when they have jobs and feel wealthy. But I digress.
This businessman was very divisive. He made a lot of Republicans mad at other Republicans. It became a matter of were we going to continue embracing the “no-new-taxes liar” or were we going to embrace the “non-political businessman”? He made all kinds of accusations against the Republicans, but none really against the Democrat Party platform. He shifted the focus, you see, into a specific issue. A very divisive issue, and that split the Republican vote, and Bill Clinton became President with 60% of the country voting against him.
It feels very much like “here we go again,” even down to the other candidate being a Clinton. Talk about history repeating itself!
Do you really think I could support anyone who’s supported the Clintons?!
Or Rangel, or Reid? Yikes!
A president needs to be about more than a single issue. A president is supposed to be about leading the nation. A President should express why his ideals, his party’s ideals, are better than the opposition’s. A President ought to have some idea of what he wants to do to bring those ideals into actuality, and how he plans to do it.
Trump, in my opinion, is mostly about Trump, and not about America. Trump doesn’t have any consistent ideals, at least, not any that aren’t about him. Sure, Trump is great – just ask him, he’ll tell you!
How can I put this? Trump is too busy, personally (and childishly) attacking other Republicans, and not any Democrat positions on any issues. If he were really running for President, and not a popularity contest, he wouldn’t be attacking the other people in his currently-claimed party. The real opponent in a political contest is the other party – that’s what you go after, not the ones on your own team.
Trump isn’t talking about Republican Things. And he has never, ever, apparently, supported Conservative candidates or causes. He’s more “establishment Republican” than the Establishment Republicans that the grassroots claim to be against! He’s not even a little Conservative. He’s not Conservative at all, on any level.
Even he can’t tell the difference between himself and a socialist! MSNBC Anchor Asks Donald Trump A Trick Question, Watch How He Answers It – Patriot Update Doesn’t that tell you anything?!
And that’s basically why I can’t support Trump.
Oh good grief, has the Pope even read the Bible? Has he never heard of the walls around Jerusalem, that Solomon built?
Or those same walls that Nehemiah helped to re-build?
Or the walls around the Heavenly city, New Jerusalem, walls that are 72 yards high?!
And let’s not forget Who built that city.
And ONLY those whose names are written in the Book of Life are allowed to enter, so it’s kind of a select group, if you will. I mean, not just anyone who wants to can enter.
Certainly no one can enter illegally.
But, surely the Pope would know that, if he’s read the Bible.
I’m just sayin’.
My husband and I were talking the other day about the unemployment rate. Many people at his company got laid off, and I was telling him what I was seeing in the news about the DJIA and unemployment rates, that sort of stuff. I thought I’d put together a list of some links to the kind of stuff I see in the news.
While this first article is from 2014, the numbers haven’t changed all that much.
Wall Street adviser: Actual unemployment is 37.2%, ‘misery index’ worst in 40 years
Don’t believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud.
In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government.
Marotta, who recently advised those worried about an imploding economy to get a gun, said that the government isn’t being honest in how it calculates those out of the workforce or inflation, the two numbers used to get the Misery Index figure.
“The unemployment rate only describes people who are currently working or looking for work,” he said. That leaves out a ton more.
Here you can see how the unemployment rate spiked after the 2008 election: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Here you can see how the Labor Force Participation Rate has steadily declined since the 2008 election: Bureau of Labor Statistics Data
Here is an article demonstrating how the disability rate goes up when unemployment rates go down: Unfit for Work The startling rise of disability in America
And another article about that: The Number Of US Citizens On Disability Is Now Larger Than The Population Of Greece | Zero Hedge
Here is an article about the increases in food stamps: Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000 for 38 Straight Months
The number of people on some kind of support keeps growing, while the number of people providing that support keeps lowering. This is not sustainable. The government cannot continue to provide, when the providers are out of work. Nor should the government be providing these kinds of things for people. That is the responsibility of families, churches, communities, and organizations designed for such things. The government’s declared Constitutional role is to provide for the national defense, not food stamps.
Survey data released by the Pew Research Center in 2013 show that 8% of U.S. Muslims believe that the use of “suicide bombing and other forms of violence against civilian targets” is either “often” or “sometimes” justified in defense of Islam.
Think about that for a minute.
So, that’s like 1,000,000 US Muslims who think suicide bombing is “often or sometimes justified.” Roughly, 20,000 per state.
Are you good with that? Are you good with just half a million being okay with you being targeted by a suicide bomber?
Because honestly, I’m not good with anyone being okay with suicide bombing, on any level.