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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Leftist "Never Trumper's" Undermine Russian Relations


You mean to tell me that the United States and Russia are to never ever have good relations? That we should never ever attempt to understand each other going forward into perpetuity? That we should always and forever be at odds?

How absurd this notion is.

"Oh how evil they are!"

Yup, yup, yup, they're evil. Nobody else is evil, just Russia. Only Russia has oppressed their people. Only Russia has done...fill in the fucking blank! Australia didn't kill a bunch of Aborigines, Japan didn't kill a bunch of Ainu Indians, Chinese, Koreans etc, the French didn't kill a bunch of Haitians, Ethiopians, Vietnamese, etc etc and Germany is ok now although they started two world wars and killed 6 million Jews. Yup, yup, yup, Russia's evil. Don't get me started.

We have relations with China whom we fought against in Korea, we have relations with Vietnam whom we tried real hard to wipe out every single one of not so long ago, we have relations with Germany and Japan. But Russia? Come on, nobody is buying it. Nobody but the people who have a monetary or political stake in keeping the two countries apart believe that this is a bad thing.

And Russia did manage to fight in two world wars that they didn't start and as far as I remember they were on our side.

The West has always used Russia as the Boogey Man. "Drink your milk or the Russians will get you" sort of thing. U.S. politicians have always pointed out that our way is the right way and that Russia is a goddless country of gulags and black & white photography of starving masses while they tax us all into the poor house to defend against "Soviet Aggression" while all along using NATO to antagonize them. It makes no sense.

While we have pretended to court the Soviets and even sold them grain to cover the economic shortfalls of their Communist Experiment, there was always distrust on the part of Russia to get involved since the memory of our participation in intervening in the glorious Revolution lingered. After that it was our involvement in the useless, useless NATO alliance that President Trump has recently pointed out in no uncertain terms, has no inkling of relevance left in today's world of Global Economics.

How can Germany pretend to be afraid of Russian attack when they're paying them a TON of money for gas imports? Um, Right?

And it would be ditto for the U.S. It's tough to have a war with a good trading partner. The more the European Union gets involved with Russia economically, the less the NATO charade is needed.

It's really all just bullshit. It's all about the money. United States Taxpayer Money! They want it, you got it. This really should end, it's a waste of time and money. U.S. time and money.

And you better believe that the next Democratic President will go running over to whoever is running Russia in the future and claim to have made "Historic Progress" in U.S./Russian relations. Just as long as it isn't President Trump who does it. That's all.

CNN Disputes Trump Claim that Sky is Blue! 

Although I have confidence in the vast capabilities of the United States intelligence agencies, it has become clear to the American People that they have "picked a side" of who to support in this country. That's very bad. They have not only decided who they think should run the country, they have also formulated and acted upon plans to keep the status quo. That is also very bad. It's not their call, it's the American Voter's call. And they've made a choice. It's wasn't another Leftist Idiot.

And so, given that they are the way they are, the "stupid choice" of the American People must be overturned. And this was the best plan they came up with?

I don't believe for one moment that Russia as a nation had anything to do with Hillary Clinton losing the 2016 presidential election OR even trying. It's the stupidest thing I've every heard. She didn't even need the help. How did she lose Wisconsin? By never setting foot there!

If she had bothered to go there just ONCE, the World Media could now be hailing President Clinton's successful summit with Vladimir Putin!

But she couldn't be bothered. The fix was in, she was going to win. But there was one small problem.

The American People felt otherwise and we still get to vote and we will in high numbers when motivated. And the motivation was that we were tired of the last 8 years of the only Marxist world leader left in the world, Barrack Hussein Obama. There, I said it.

Too bad nobody else believes in the United States like President Trump and the people who put him in the Whitehouse.

It would be the BEST THING for the world to have the United States and Russia to have good relations, trade agreements and open dialog. And everybody knows it. But since it's Donald Trump attempting it, it can't be allowed to happen. The Media and their government enablers continue their efforts to undermine our relations with Russia. The Boogey Man of the Soviet Era must be maintained to sell fear. Fear is money to these people.

But Russia has moved on from the Soviet Era economically and socially.

So why shouldn't we? 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Russia Finds Hillary's Lost Emails!



It's amazing. The Russians have done what the FBI could not; Find Hillary Clinton's 30,000 "misplaced" emails!

Of course, the difference here was that the FBI wasn't looking for them in the first place.

And how much of a "hack" was it when it was revealed by Julian Assange that the password for John Podesta's hotmail account was in fact "password"?

And it was also revealed how the Clinton Foundation was a money laundering scheme who only charitable contributes seemed to be funding the Clinton's themselves.

But since Hillary is a Liberal Democrat, the FBI, our top federal investigatory authority says; "No crime here folks, move along."

But it's understandable that they could not devote the resources to investigating Hillary and her playing fast and lose with federal law concerning her secret email servers, loss of classified information and then lying about it since they were too busy trying to undermine the Trump Presidential Campaign.

Now THAT was important!

And if you were wondering why the last President, What's His Name, didn't do something about the convoluted Russian Hacking story is that first of all, it didn't accomplish anything and so was of minor importance to them...until Hillary lost!

But the Russian Probe is also accomplishing something else beside trying to sew chaos in the Trump administration; it's also providing cover for Hillary's misdeeds. A good offense is the best defense. The FBI will NEVER probe the Clinton email scandal or any of her other dubious dealings because their purpose is not to find the truth.

The purpose of the FBI is to GET TRUMP!

And that's all. They can't be bothered with anything else right now, call back later.

Anybody can buy and ad of Facebook. The Canadians, the Croatians and the Russians came pay money and advertise for or against anybody they want. But only now can such a free market transaction and execution of speech that Facebook provided to all who wished to be branded as "Election Meddling". And anyone can hack your email account. It's not going to win you Wisconsin.

It's all so staged and actually boring.

But you've got to hand it to those Russians, they really know how to get information when our own "Intelligence" networks decide to take sides. Instead of indicting them for it, we as a nation should be thanking them.

I was present at one of Donald Trump's campaign rallies when he looked to the sky and and asked for Russia to find Hillary's lost emails. It was hilarious.

And it's even more hilarious now since THEY DID!

So now Robert Mueller is continuing the charade by indicting the Russian Government!

I hope they bring Hillary's emails with them to court.  

Monday, July 9, 2018

U.S. Will Always Win a Trade War


This is a war China cannot win. Neither will Canada and neither will Mexico.

We were already losing the trade war when President Trump decided it was time to correct decades of trade missteps that cost the American consumer to the benefit of everybody else in an effort to gain 'good relations".

Well, screw that!

Now is the time to fix things and if the other nations don't want to renegotiate, well things are going to get tough...for them! We're running too many trade imbalances to remain polite. Not that our "Allies" have remained polite because they have not.

Don't let the hand wringing in the Leftist Press fool you, the U.S. is in great shape going into this trade war and regardless of all the defeatist talking down from the Democratic Party, the United States is going to put a hurt on the world if our trading "Allies" don't come back to the bargaining table.

The United States is the number one economy in the world. China is the 2nd but they are a distant second. Japan is the third biggest but they are a close third to China. Any slide by China and they're back to third place.

What these countries will do is pay the higher price. What the United States will do is buy local and pay the price also.

The difference is that the United States produces things that people around the world would rather have compared to their local product. What we will find in this contest is how much the U.S. product is valued around the world. Maybe patriotism will skew the numbers but not in the long run. And yes, this could take some time.

So let's take Kentucky Bourbon for instance. I'm sure China's version will be satisfactory to the growing affluent populace that craves high end booze. Or, perhaps, the Chinese populace that craves the real stuff will just pony up the dough and pay the extra money. What do you think will happen?

They will pay the extra money.

On the other hand, we don't need Chinese booze or their steel.

We may pay more for U.S steel, but we have the money. If we suddenly find that the local product is the same price as the import, we'll pay for the better product at the same price.

Yes, we'll have less money to spend or spend more for the product but we HAVE IT. What other countries around the world will not have is access to the largest group of mindless consumers in the history of the world up to this point. Fast forward 100 years and we STILL will have the largest group of mindless consumers in the history of the world.

Consumers in other countries are living in the Dark Ages. They still use faculties like Discretion and Logic when it comes to their purchases. They carefully mull over what they want and figure out the best product for the best price. But here in the U.S. we'll buy just about anything regardless of whether we can even PAY for it or not. All we know is that we want it.

And isn't that enough?

Who buys millions of $ 20.00 fish lures that twitch and makes buzzing sounds to, maybe, attract more fish? We do. Who pays $ 50.00 for a PILLOW, as in the popular American product "My Pillow"? We do!

Who made former heavyweight champion boxer George Forman a multi, multi millionaire by buying his electric hamburger grill?

We did!!

And why? We don't know!

Did this crazy shit happen in Russia? No. Germany? No. England? Nope!

It all happened in the United States. Why?

Because we'll buy anything!

And we also make at least 75% of all the good stuff in the world. Movies you want to see, cars you want to drive, booze you want to drink and other stupid crap you really shouldn't buy in the first place. But there it is.

We don't need YOUR stupid crap, we've got enough of our own.

But the rest of the world is catching up to mindless consumerism. They've developed a taste for Crown Royal, Jack Daniels and wines of Napa Valley. Bejing Bourbon just doesn't quite make it compared to the real deal from Kentucky. So if the price goes up, they're just going to pay it.

The corn produced in Iowa is a superior product. The U.S. is the world's leading producer. And it's a staple. You need corn, you need corn so you'll pay the higher price. That's just the way it is.

It's all passed along to the consumer. Yes, during a trade war the consumer loses.

But the United States will not.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Democratic Platform for 2018


"We can and must write in a language that sews among the masses hate, revulsion and scorn toward those who disagree with us." - Vladimir Lenin

In light of what has transpired since Donald J. Trump took the Presidency of these United States, I have pieced together, from observation and experience, the principles and desires for the nation that the Democratic Party has chosen to champion for the upcoming 2018 election cycle.

For the past year that President Trump has been in office, the Democratic Party has freaked out about everything he has tried to achieve. They have opposed doing away with the costly and oppressive Affordable Care Act, opposed tax cuts and have advocated for more government and taxes. They also go crazy at everything Mr. Trump has to say. 

So from what I can tell by looking, these are the key election goals the Democrats will be fighting for this coming election season:

Unlimited immigration from every downtrodden country around the world: “Come to America” they have called, “We will bring you in; give you a housing subsidy, put you into our public school systems and give you a stipend to live on while you learn to love our country!”

The message lately is clear: Unfettered access to the United States by anyone "fleeing" their country for what ever reason you can think of. Every woman is fleeing an oppressive husband, every man is fleeing a drug gang. Nobody cares about the people who emigrated legally and did the work to become a citizen. The Democratic party does not care about you! Everybody else, well, come on in.

No shots, not medical exam, no job or sponsor, just come on in. 

Disbanding ICE: Because it's actually doing it's job now, the Democrats would like to replace the Immigrations Customs Enforcement bureau with something more immigrant friendly. Preferably a group that would just let illegal immigrants go and roam around the country. What harm could that do?

No to tax cuts for the American worker:  No money for you! Yes, you earned it but it’s not yours to keep. It has to go to support those less fortunate than you. We must put the poor people’s children through college, support the in-coming immigrants who will take our low-wage jobs and to house those who can’t afford housing because their jobs don’t pay very well. We must put them first. Your kid can just take out a loan for college, after all, you're privileged.

Now shut up and sit down!

Talking down the United States: This is the Democratic Party's mantra: "The U.S. is a Eurocentric, racist nation lead by an oppressive white majority that foments income-inequality, gender-inequality and oppresses people from all over the world. You are all bad, bad people. The best way to make up for centuries of such oppression is to give us all your money. Then we'll forgive you.

We can't win!: The political Left has made a big deal of our impending "trade war" with China. "China is hitting back", they say, "China will cause a lot of hurt with their sanctions!" they cry. All forgetting our biggest asset in this whole affair: The United States is the largest economy in the world. And not by a little. We are not going to lose a protracted trade war. The longer it goes on the worse it will get for everybody else. We may end up paying more here but we won't be going without. Imagine this sort of defeatist attitude going on during World War II?

Calling Socialist Countries "Allies": Since President Trump has floated trade tariffs in an attempt to get the other countries we do a lot of business with back to the bargaining table, The Democratic National Committee has started to call countries like Mexico, China and Turkey our "Allies". They lament "How can we be doing this to our Allies?" on the Leftist media outlets. Especially since these countries are not only hostile to the United States and are, in fact, sources of a large quantity of our major financial and social issues like illegal immigration, copyright infringement and failure to guard their borders and the intellectual property of our businesses, I find it very hard to refer to these "governments", two of which are totalitarian regimes and the other just plain law-less, as Allies.

Canada, France and the UK aren't much better in regard to how they centrally manage their economies and keep their people dependent on the government nipple. It's no surprise that these nations don't want to renegotiate. Allies indeed. 

You can’t say that! You can’t say a word like “Gypsy” because it is racist! The KKK is everywhere lurking in a white man's heart! White European men are the real problems plaguing modern diverse society. They have no right to say anything anymore. 

You can’t call Haiti a “Shit-hole” because you may offend the shit-hole’s inhabitants. Perhaps they don’t realize they’re living in a shit-hole! How will they feel when they hear that and look around and realize it's TRUE?

The people of Mexico, Sudan, Myanmar, Venezuela and Yemen don't want to be reminded of how corrupt and oppressive their governments are and how much a shit-hole it is where they live. It's easier to come to the U.S. and live as a subsidized puppet. 

You can’t say certain words any longer. They’re offensive triggers to…well, somebody! Which words are offensive? Don't worry, we'll just tell you what they are when you say them. 

No free markets:  You can’t graze your cattle on this land anymore because we have now made it a National Monument. You can't drill for oil on this land because we have designated it a Caribu Sanctuary. You have to take the health coverage we give you  because we have outlawed a competitive marketplace for healthcare services. Oh, you can grow your business BUT only after you comply with our ever increasing regulations and taxes.

Guns are bad: You can’t own a firearm and you don’t have the right to protect yourself from all the radical immigrants that are coming in and shooting up the place. If you should happen to catch a bullet from one of these people, it's just your own bad luck. 

All the Pot you can Smoke: Instead of all the other stuff you don’t get to do, we want to legalize Marijuana. Not because Prohibition is wrong but because this way, you won’t know what you’re missing. Puff away people, things will seem a whole lot better. 

The Conclusion

This election cycle's Democratic platform appears to be: More government, more uneducated immigrates, more subsidies, less free speech and less money for you! We want what you have so we can give it to somebody else who we feel needs it more than you, you racist sonofabitch!

Will this platform be a winner in 2018? 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Everybody Talkin’ ‘Bout Trump!



Love him or hate him, his name is on everyone’s lips.

President Donald Trump is the most talked about person in the world today. His face is the most recognized face on the planet Earth.

Liberal talk shows talk about him, so called “conservative” talk shows talk about him. Every radio and television talk program talks about Donald Trump. If it wasn't for Donald Trump, these yammering dolts wouldn't even have a show. He is all they ever speak of.

Yes, 90% of it is negative press since the American media is beat hellaciously to the Left but as it has been said by many a famous person; “There’s no such thing as bad publicity”

Trump derangement syndrome dominates the Liberal American Landscape. The Leftists here in the formerly, and soon to be again, industrialized North East will just be having a normal conversation and then suddenly, bam! Like a bolt out of the blue they will blurt out:  “I hate Donald Trump!”

But we were only ordering pizza.

Our “Allies” at the G7 are all abuzz at the audacity of President Trump’s demands that they open up their markets to U.S. goods. How dare he want equity for American markets? How arrogant!

But off they go to try and solve the riddle Mr. Trump has given them: “What do they do if they are frozen out of the U.S. market?”

All of Europe’s leadership is currently trying to sharpen their pencils.

If the United States is to bring back manufacturing in this country then we need a more favorable environment in which to sell the goods we produce. This is the heart of the matter.

The other G7 leaders can snear, give him the hard stare, they can protest and they can even try to crush Mr. Trump's hand but they better start thinking about how they can play ball with the United States.

Otherwise they could be on the outside looking in.

Vermont Hurt by Canadian Tariffs

Vermont shares a boarder with Canada. Major Vermont products consist of: Milk, Cheese and Maple Syrup. These are also the products Canada taxes at 270% of value in order to protect their similar markets from Vermont's competition. Despite the downplaying about the amount of business this amounts to by the Political Left, these industries mean a great deal to the state of Vermont to the point that dairy is subsidized by taxpayer money. I can personally attest to the high quality and the civic pride in which Vermonters have in these products.

It would be better for the Vermont state taxpayer to be able to have their dairy industry stand on its own. Opening up the Canadian marketplace for Vermont goods would be a good place to start.

Vermont did not vote for Donald Trump but as President, Donald Trump has their interests in mind.

We have yet to hear Bernie Sanders chime in about the impact of Canadian tariffs on Vermont exports. I would be interested in what he has to say.

Libertarianism and Tariffs

Now in my vast Libertarian library, every tome describes Tariffs as bad for business. And technically, on the surface, they appear to be just that. But that is the clinical interpretation of the device. When taking the reality of the situation, like right now, tariffs make a whole lot of sense.

First, my clinical texts all rely on the premise that our trading partners are playing by the same set of rules that we are. But they are not.

A state run business can take the measure of dumping their inventory at below market rates and make up for the shortfall by shifting profits from more successful facets of their business collective. This does not happen under a capitalistic system since getting other businesses to give up their gains so another organization can take the loss would be next to impossible to pull off.

But totalitarian China can pull it off and they did.

What the dumping does is destroy the local industry to the point where most of the producers go out of business and the ones who do survive can no longer produce quantities to meet a larger demand. This produces dependence on the foreign imports and eventually China will make the money they lost taking the risk, back. They are then free to raise prices since their competition has been wiped out.

In the face of this threat to local industry, tariffs are a useful tool to combat such anti-capitalist practices by our “allies”.

Telling it Like it Is

So our President is telling it like it is to our European neighbors. He’s looked at our deals and he doesn't like them and wants a better deal. Europe doesn't want to give him one and would have dismissed Mr. Trump's overtures completely if he didn't throw up tariffs to get their attention. Well, he seems to have gotten their attention alright. And the thing I like the best is…

Mr. Trump is not bluffing.

Friday, June 1, 2018

The U.S. and Canada Are Not "Friends"


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was not elected to be friends with the United States or it's government. He was elected to make the best trade deals he can with the rest of the world for the benefit of Canada and it's citizens.

Donald Trump most certainly was not elected President of these United States because he is a nice guy, period. Many U.S. businesses have felt they have been getting the short end of the stick when it comes to international trade and the profound loss of manufacturing jobs in this country has been a sore point for a very long time. Ditto for the U.S. steel trade that had become a victim of product "dumping" by the Chinese that goes back to the 1980s and the decimation of the national steel industry at that time.

Indeed, every leader of every nation, with a few dictatorial exceptions, is looking out for the best interests of their nation. We are friendly with all nations and most of them are friendly right back but...

We are not friends when it comes to trade.

There is much lamenting going on right now by the Political Left who are decrying the Trump Tariffs and what a devastating effect they will have on "Our Friends". Suddenly other nations like Mexico and Canada are being worried about heavily and publicly by such Leftist entities as National Public Radio, the PBS News Hour and those two prominently featured Socialist Wack-Jobs Mark Shields and David Brooks. With much hand-wringing they describe how these most friendly nations to the United States are being treated so, so Shabbily!

Forget the tariffs, THIS should worry Canada and Mexico more.

Our Allies!

The big lament on the "News" hour, and I laughed out loud when they said it, was "why are we doing this to our ALLIES?" And, of course, they repeated this phrase several times throughout the broadcast, putting extra emphasis on "Allies" like this was now the most unprecedented affront to the sacred bond of alliance that has ever manifested on the material plane of man's existence.

My first thought was that Mexico and Canada were supposedly our allies when they signed off on the trade deals in the first place so if they can accept a deal that tilts in their favor, what were they doing to THEIR allies?

Screwing them, that's what.

So now we have President Trump who doesn't like the deals our past presidents have been making. History hasn't proven them to be working in the favor of the United States. To allow these deals to be changed to more favorable circumstances cannot be allowed by the Leftists. Success for the United States is an unthinkable concept for them. It cannot come to pass.

China

It is well known that China hasn't had an original thought since Mao took over the country back in 1949. China's government has made it an all encompassing passion to hijack the technology of other counties and produce these products cheaper without ever making the proper payments to the originators as outlined by international copyright. This is an act of theft.

According to National Public Radio, China denies this claim.

Can you imagine Hillary Clinton dealing with the trade imbalances of the United States economy? She wouldn't even know what people were talking about. She would simply just "roll up her sleeves and get it done!", yes? Right, exactly.

No, we don't care if Canada likes us or if Mexico likes us (they certainly do not) or if Germany, Spain or France like us, Donald Trump wasn't put where he is for such pleasantries and he didn't step away from his businesses and busy successful life as a rich person to BE pleasant. For the first time in a long time we have a person in the White House who knows a good deal when he sees one. He is here to make good deals for the United States.

And its about time we did.


Thursday, May 17, 2018

Mueller Looking for the Exit


This whole charade has just about played itself out.

The leaks, the guessing games, the subpoenas, the depositions, the indictments and the rampant speculation is nearing it's end for special council Robert Mueller.

It's been one whole year and he's still got nothing.

The admission that Mr. Mueller cannot indict a sitting president is not a revelation. The revelation is that he said it at all. His purpose as a special council is finally rendered moot as the walls have already begun to close in.

What Mueller needs now is a graceful exit. 

Mueller's angle was probably never to indict the president in the first place. His job was to just hang out there as a major distraction to either slow or, by some investigative miracle, find something substantial on presidential candidate Trump.

But that wasn't possible was it since Donald Trump's campaign had been under FBI surveillance the whole time, his phone's tapped and an FBI mole planted in his campaign. The Anti-Trump Deep State already knew there was nothing going on with the Russians or they would have sprung that trap prior to the election.

No, no, they knew right from the beginning that they had nothing because their people on the inside and outside told them already so Mueller's job was to just hang out there and disrupt the Trump presidency and try to slow his agenda.

But now that is unraveling faster than Curley Q. Link in a Mummy costume.

And it's all thanks to the Russians!

So the Russian groups Mueller was granted indictments for have shown up in court with lawyers wanting to see what he's got for evidence and SURPRISE, Mueller is not ready!

How can this be?

How did he get an indictment in the first place? You have to show some kind of evidence to have a court of law issue an indictment, yes? Well where did it go? He had to have told the court that he had a case against these people, that he had evidence to prove that they had done something illegal, right?

So when the accused show up in court, Mr. Mueller's team is now "not ready".

Well isn't that just DANDY!?

This is actually a pretty big deal. This alone proves that the Mueller investigation was all a show.

Prior to trial there is a 'discovery" process where the Prosecutor, that would be Robert Mueller's office, would turn over the evidence that they have to the Defense so that they can prepare their case against it. This is the law in the United States. This evidence should already exist since the Prosecution would have had to present this evidence to the Judge to get the indictment issued in the first place.

So where is it and why could they not produce it at a court hearing?

Speculation has it that Mr. Mueller needed SOMETHING WITH RUSSIANS IN IT to keep the illusion alive that Russians were over running the U.S. election process in 2016 and because of this collusion by the Trump campaign with nefarious Russian oligarchs, poor Hillary lost the election.

So Mueller issues indictments for some Russian groups we've never heard of but he wasn't prepared for them to actually come back at him. This is hilarious in it's assumptive ineptitude.

Coming on the heels of this obvious embarrassment and with increasing calls for him to show what information he has gathered, Mr. Mueller seems to have decided to cut bait and declare he cannot prosecute President Trump. Can his declaration that he is ending his investigation not be far behind?

To issue an indictment means he would have to show his evidence which so far hasn't been working out too well. If he instead concludes his "investigation' and just issues in his final report that he "could have" indicted the President, there could only be a rebuttal from the White House and no trial to provide vindication. Mueller would get to keep his shadowy evidence in the shadows and the National Public Radio crowd screaming for blood the next two years while he heads out of town to go fishing.

In a real pond this time.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Confederate Statues Should Come Down


First of all, losers don't get statues in the United States. Nor should they. We've got plenty of winners who haven't ever gotten a statue so why did we put up these Confederate monuments? What did these guys ever win? Certainly not the war they fought in or the cause they fought it for.

There are Confederate monuments in 31 states and Washington DC. There were only 11 Southern states who seceded from the Union and fought in our War Between the States from 1860 to 1865.

What's up with that?

Then there is the timing. Although they were erected over a longer period of time, the majority of these statues went up during what is considered in U.S. history as the nadir of race relations; 1900 to 1920 a heightened period of backlash to Reconstruction in the Southern States.

The presidents at that time were Teddy Roosevelt (New York), William Howard Taft (Ohio) and that racist bastard, Woodrow Wilson (Virginia). It was Wilson who banned black people from working for the federal government, was a big fan of the Ku Klux Klan and set back race relations in this country decades. It was said that Jackie Robinson wasn't the first black man to play professional baseball but the first black man to come BACK to professional baseball. There were previously integrated professional baseball teams prior to the national banishment. Certainly another black eye in American history.

So it is an open secret that these monuments to the "Principles of the South" were only put up to remind newly free Black Americans fighting for equality in this nation that "Whitey still ruled da house!" plane and simple and this should not stand in these United States 153 years after the end of the Civil War.

For example, there is Robert E. Lee. This guy blew the war! Against Mr. Timid, Northern General George B. McClellan, who was reluctant to fight, General Lee built his reputation as a brilliant tactician. But he was wasteful of his limited resources and never tried to conserve them. He wasted his men in battle charges and then his ego finally got the better of him. He lost the war for the South at Gettysburg and drove a nail into its coffin by ordering the legendary Picket's Charge.

For this Robert E. Lee gets a statue? And not just one in his home town, he gets a lot of statues all over the place.

There are a few of these I have seen that literally dwarf the statue of George Washington in Boston's Public Garden which commemorates his Excellency's ride into the city to take command of the revolutionary forces there. And all he ever did was win the Revolutionary War and become the first President of the United States! Washington, in reality, was everything Lee was not. He was a winner.

It's time we stopped treating black people like they don't belong here and can't compete with the rest of the peoples of this nation. They have fought in all our wars and have longer lineage in this country than most of the people living here today. We should not expect less from them than anybody else and we certainly shouldn't be assisting them over others also. What we owe people in this country is a level playing field. The State can't make you equal. It's a mindset.

And as part of this mindset of equality, these Monuments to Racism should be done away with. They are a sham and we know it. The people trying to keep them also know it. That's not the point is it? "No group of Darkies is going to tell US to take these statues down!"

That's the point.

Yes, we still have a long way to go but this is an important step in the right direction. It's just another battle in a long war, like holding onto our founding liberties, they are never decisively won but fought for daily. This is something all people have in common.

But the momentum is growing and the way is clear. It will be hard for the defenders of these 700 insults across the nation to defend them.

Take them all down since after all,

they're Losers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Does Mexico Even Have a Government?


Just who do the people claiming to run the country actually deal with to get something done? Who do they order to do what? Just what does the president of Mexico do? What does Mexico's Congress of the Union actually legislate? How do they enforce the laws they pass? Do they even pass laws? What do these people in the tailored suits do all day besides standing around looking like they are in charge?

Since the future of a country can be found in its history, it is fitting I think, to take a quick look at the colorful political history of Mexico:

We begin with the overthrow of Emperor Montezuma and the brutal Aztec empire in 1520 by Hernan Cortez and his band of either the bravest adventurers to ever have walked this Earth or the greediest. Montezuma is executed by his own people who felt he had enabled Cortez.

After 304 years of indigenous suppression, exploitation and slavery, Spanish rule collapses in 1824, Mexico's first constitution is established and in 1828 the arguably first president of Mexico, Vincente Guerrero, is elected...kind of.

The next year Guerrero is overthrown in a coup by vice president Anastasio Bustamente who is then overthrown by forces loyal to Manuel Gomez Pedraza who was apparently overthrown earlier in 1828. After a series of bloody battles, Pedraza is again president, Bustamente goes into exile and Guerrero is executed.

General Antonia Lopez de Santa Anna takes over in 1833 and holds onto power off and on for the next 21 years.

After much turmoil, the tenacious Santa Anna is overthrown for the final time in 1854 and sent into exile, A new Constitution follows in 1857 and the civil War of Reform is waged to defend it. France then intervenes in 1861 to establish Maximilian I as King of Mexico.  

In 1867 France abandons the unfortunate Maximilian and he is executed. Anti-Maximilian revolutionary Benito Juarez rules during the Restored Republic era but his administration is marred by corruption and political reprisals and then he drops dead of a heart attack in 1872.

Sebastian Lerdo de Tejada succeeds Juarez but is overthrown and exiled in 1876 by General Porfirio Diaz. General Diaz is exiled too in 1911 when the Mexican Revolution takes place between 1910 and 1920, touched off when the 80 year old Diaz was “re-elected” to another term as president.

Former revolutionary Francisco I Madero succeeds Diaz in an actual election but is assassinated along with his brother and Vice President Pino Suarez in 1913 by the forces of General Victoriano Huerta. This plunges Mexico into revolt and General Huerta flees the country in 1914.

The death toll during the Mexican Revolution has been estimated as one tenth of the total population and where names of famous peasant revolutionary leaders like Emilano Zapata and Pancho Villa become known to the world. They are both later assassinated.

Venustiano Carranza becomes president in 1917 and manages to serve a full 3 year term but in the following election tries to put a surrogate up for the presidency and as a result is assassinated. A new Constitution follows.

In 1928, president elect Alvaro Obregon is assassinated. A political party system is then instituted as a measure to provide continuity in the event of future assassinations. This turns out to be a good idea.

Mexico makes out well economically during WWI and WWII with the emergence of state-run industries. Since 1945, the governing of Mexico has stabilized between the two major political parties; Partido Revolucionario Institucional or “PRI” and the Partido Accion’ Nacional or “PAN”. 

But since that relative "Golden Era" the Mexican government, chiefly the PRI which held power for 71 years until finally unseated in 2000, has been glaringly ineffectual in growing the Mexican economy, providing jobs, education or even attempting to stop the flow of drugs, people and death from that nation. And in fact, Mexico has become one of the most dangerous places in the world. 

With Presidential and Congressional elections to be held on July 1, 2018 incumbent Enrique Pena Nieto is ineligible under Mexico’s Constitution from running for a second term. There are also elections in 30 of the 32 states.  A new president will therefore be elected to again try and fail to do what all his predecessors had tried and failed to do.

Only now the death toll in Mexico is reaching the most absurd proportions to the point where the numbers are almost beyond belief for a nation right next door to our own. And of course, we see the carnage spilling onto the streets of these United States. Living near our boarder with Mexico must be filled with anxiety and dread. 

I see these guys in nice tailored suits saying they're going to do this or that to "combat the drug problem" living lives of luxury while a large portion of the Mexican citizenry has to worry about holding onto their lives. What passes for a government appears powerless against Mexico's organized crime families. 

Or is it that they are one and the same? 

With Mexico's Interior Ministry reporting 29,168 murders in 2017 which is totally meaningless and one could guess that it's probably double that number since this figure is only for tracked investigations. That doesn't count disappearances, unreported homicides, unidentified (headless) bodies in the streets and who-knows-where mass graves. But even in doubling that figure, it still doesn't approach what is going on in Venezuela. Can you imagine?

Then there are the caravans of people from other South American Hell Holes streaming through the country on the way to the United States. Nothing seems to get in their way as they march straight to the U.S. boarder. Mexico doesn't care. let 'em through as long as they aren't staying. What is it to them? It's not their problem.It isn't like they are Allies of the United States or anything.

And then they have the nerve to stand there with straight faces and say that WE, the people of the United States, should be taking care of these people, the ones they've ignored for generations. What balls! They should be ashamed to even show their faces.

What is going on in Mexico isn't a Democracy. It's a Dictatorship where the heads of state and seats of Congress are shuffled between the same Gang of Landed Elites. They may be in charge of the government but they aren't in control of the country. Even to the casual observer, Mexico appears to be in a state of chaos.

And the seat of government holed up in Mexico City is fine with that. They don't care if you have a job, they don't care if you have a school to go to, if you have enough food, a roof over your head, they don't care if you leave, they don't care if you stay and they don't care if people are shooting at you.

That's Mexico.

The government of Mexico has long ago thrown in with the Drug Cartels and therefore have negotiated themselves out of the line of fire. Anything they claim they are doing to "combat the Cartels' is merely just a show. They are partners in this crime against the people of Mexico. And ultimately they expect the United States to take care of the fallout of their corruption while they live well.

Very well.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

When Watch Dogs Fail to Bark


We've seen this repeatedly now.

From Columbine High School shooting where the police failed to enter the building to confront the two shooters and actually didn't go in until the next morning practically insuring any wounded would bleed to death to the Marjory Stoneman high school in Florida and now the Tennessee Waffle House shooting where the shooters were either known to police or the police were in a position to intervene and instead the police did nothing.

And it's the guns we blame.

Under these circumstances we could have another hundred gun laws on the books and they wouldn't amount to a hill of beans since nobody is out there enforcing them. My mom used to say about an issue, " Just pass a law!" which was her way of mocking the whole "There aughta be a law against this.." crowd. A law is only words on a piece of paper. Just like the Bill of Rights, and if nobody steps up to defend either of them, they are worthless. Nobody is going to get saved.

And this particular shooting breaks my heart.

Upon seeing aspiring youth struck down truly saddens me. And what saddens me further is the political exploitation of their deaths before their family and friends even have a chance to grieve.

Especially when we all know that nothing is going to change until we start having our public servants do their jobs. The jobs we pay them a princely sum to perform and yet they time and time again fail to follow through on their duties as the public protectors. How can we debate taking guns away from the public when there appears to be no other alternative but to arm ourselves against such random acts of domestic terrorism? Are the police going to protect us?

I'm waiting for the answer.

We appear to be heading to the same issue the country went through in the 1970s were the State won't protect you but also you weren't allowed to protect yourself. A no-win situation. People were arrested every day for trying to keep from getting killed by criminals. We are going to bring this crime back, are we?

Even if someone in the Waffle House had a gun, I don't see a different result. The guy just walked up and started shooting. If you don't see it coming, how are you going to defend against it?

But to know, and we will know more, that the shooter was in the hands of law enforcement for acting crazy and here he is, shooting up a place. Again.

Perhaps the answer is really to bring back the Nut Houses.

We used to have several State run mental health facilities in this area of Massachusetts before Governor Michael Dukakis closed them. They were big places too, one in Foxboro, MA not far from Patriot's Stadium and the other in nearby Wrentham but both were shuttered. Now only two remain, Medfield State Hospital and the Bridgewater Facility for the Criminally Insane. Only Medfield is accessible to regular folk since Bridgewater is actually a prison.

The state has since found no replacement for such facilities and hence has no place to send people determined a danger to themselves and others. If law enforcement had a place to take these people when they come across them then perhaps they would do just that and document and identify them.

The argument to close these facilities was that this form of incarceration was a violation of the human rights of the people remanded to them. But it was really about the money.

And now society is paying a higher price for not having them.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cuba Vows to Remain Impoverished


With the appointment of new supreme leader Miguel Diaz-Canal by the unelected Cuban National Assembly this week the last last gasp of the second longest reigning Communist nation can be heard.

Comrade Diaz-Canal, described lovingly in the Huffington Post article I read as "A consensus builder" and as "an approachable, efficient manager".  As if anyone is going to disagree with this new Cuban "President" when he is predictably "elected" during a national election I believe we won't need to send former U.S. President Jimmy Carter over to the island to see if the vote is legitimate or not.

And as if any Socialist system is efficient. Because we know from mountains of history that it isn't and can't be. There is no efficiency in having nothing. I suppose you don't have much trash in such a situation since if you have nothing, you also have nothing to waste.

Cuba has nothing to waste most certainly.

And it looks like that trend will continue. The decorative reforms that have been carefully marketed to the rest of the world have amounted to nothing at all since, heaven forbid, anybody gets anything for their efforts. That just wouldn't be sporting. Gain is only for the Dictatorship, nobody else ever gets too much.

I heard on the radio that el Presedente elect Diaz-Canal will exert his efforts on "Perfecting Communism". Stop me if you've heard that one before. All the American Socialists have been saying that for decades now. "Just wait, one of these days we'll get it right, you'll see!" they declare but they never do. They can't. It's not possible with the State calling all the shots. We have a Stock Market in this country that's built on people investing their own money into products and enterprises they think will bring them a handsome return on their investment and there are loads and loads of very smart people who have gone bust thinking they knew what direction the Market was going. So how the hell is a bunch of uneducated revolutionaries going to figure it out?

Answer:They won't!

Year after dreadful year the Cuban central planners have made the decision of where best to put the country's resources, what crops to grow and what products to produce. And they haven't even accidentally got it right. All those 1956 Chevrolet automobiles the Cuban people are still driving around in aren't going to get an upgrade any time soon.

Cuba has a whole lot of nothing and the people who have the least know the most about what it would take to bring prosperity to this nation of pure Want. They don't believe anything will change with the continuation of Fidel Castro's "Plenty of Nothing for You" brand of government. They don't expect anything and to a world watching from the outside, it's a shame that they won't be pleasantly surprised. They won't EVER be pleasantly surprised. Not as long as these Commies run the place.

"We don't need no stinkin' Capitalism" declares the soon-to-be elected Cuban President, "We'll show everybody how much the Cuban people can suffer! You think people suffered under 74 years of Russian Communism? Just wait, we'll beat that and then some!"

Don't expect too much applause.




Saturday, April 14, 2018

Trump Becomes G.W. Bush



Sorry, we don't need another "War President' like G.W. Bush. Granted he originally had war thrust upon him but he then turned it into a Raison D'etre and decided to keep war going as a political platform and to keep money flowing to his friends war enterprises. First President Trump signs a massive spending bill and next thing you know he's attacking Syria. Yep, he's G.W. Bush alright.

I really don't know what happens to these guys once they get in office. Bill Clinton intervened in the Bosnian conflict and messed that up and then the last president, what's his name, received a Nobel Peace Prize and then proceeded to intervene in conflicts we had no business being in. But in true fashion that a broken clock is right twice a day, he got Syria right. He stayed out of it.

Not so Donald Trump. The president who campaigned on getting us out of the Middle East keeps turning around and jumping right back in with both feet and no good reason what-so-ever.

It's France and England which covet Syria. They have their imperial plans, you know, the model they used in the previous two centuries to take over these countries and try to exploit their natural resources for their country's benefit. And in the case of Syria, it's the location they want.

So we are pretending to be the "World Police" again, this time really fabricating a very thin story line that nobody really believes just so the U.S. can lead the charge "For Duty and Humanity".

Yep, that's just what we do. Somebody else's dirty work.

This action of accusing Syria of gas attacks, and this is the third time the EU has tried this, also casts doubt on the so called "poisoning" of a former Russia secret agent and his daughter which is said to have happened on British soil. The Syrian attack is such a big lie then it stands to reason that the poisoning too is a fabrication. After all, what do we really know about any of these people? It wouldn't be out of the realm of imagination to believe that they'd go along with the gag. If they want to stay in the country and not get deported back to Russia anyway.

It's all a plot to intervene in Syria plane and simple. I had NPR on the radio and they reported that a "similar" attack had occurred last year and it was determined that gas was used. What they left out was that it was also determined that they don't know WHO actually used the gas since the "rebel freedom fighters' who oppose Assad were also in possession of a good deal of chemical weapons since they had originally taken over two thirds of the country and had ransacked Assad's armories years ago.

So the Political Left is on board, the GOP is on board and now President Trump is on board with the plan. But it's still none of their business. It amounts to an old-fashioned land grab.

This truly disgusts me. Nothing has changed in my lifetime. We still have Imperialism emanating from old Europe and they will say anything and tread on anybody they think can be had to get what they desire.

Not that I wasn't ever thinking this couldn't happen either. We can back a candidate because we feel he thinks like we do and will act like we would like them to act when they get into office. That doesn't always happen to say the least but we go along because this person still embodies most of our vision of where we want this country to go.

With me that stops at U.S. Wars of Conquest and Intervention. If Donald Trump wants to drink the intoxicating waters of the War Well then let him at it but we have no reason to be there and no right to intervene. It's a sham.

So I don't really care what happens to him anymore

Addendum:

Ok, the aftermath of the "strikes" which looked more like a choreographed BALLET, an expensive ballet, seems to have served as nothing more than a demonstration of U.S. precision arms. I'm no less pissed off at this bullshit but there has got to be something more to this politically beyond the feigned outrage and so I'm not ready to mail my "Trump 2016" refrigerator magnet back to Washington just yet.

But do not misconstrue, Syria is for the Syrian government to fight for. If France and England want in, let them take overt action, declare war on Syria, fight and PAY FOR their own battles. AND take responsibility for the consequences.

The United States has no business there.