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No Bull

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October 5th, 2022

Dateline: October 5, 2022 The Trenches

Right up front, if I could vote, I would’ve voted for Trump. Twice. But, not a third time. The divisive turmoil that he deliberately creates has worn too thin and most people completely out.

Trump is Mr. Pomposity. A bombast with a towering ego from which there is no respite. We desperately need a “walk softly and carry a big stick”. type – not a guy whose big schtick is all bull in a china shop.

This is not an appeasement to the Lunatic Left. Those control freak lizards will demonize any Republican candidate. Their persistent ravings are a given and aren’t the point.

People need a calm Republican voice who can enforce strong pro-American policies and restore the economic, social and moral fabric that Biden has unraveled.

Trump should do the right thing – bow out of the 2024 Presidential race now and support the choice of the primary voters then.

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A Fairly Grim Tale

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June 19th, 2022

Dateline: June 19, 2022 The Barren Landscape of Biden’s Brain

Joe Biden’s America is a scary place: food shortages, sky-rocketing prices, energy dependence on countries unfriendly to us, a crime tsunami washing over our southern border, weakness on the international stage that encourages invasions like that of Ukraine and probably Taiwan, threats of prosecution of those who speak out against his policies.

Yawning Government overreach with its raging incompetence has weakened our Country. Biden and his administration have infected us all with an outbreak of DOPE, their Drunk On Power Epidemic.

Our circumstances conjure up the image of Hansel and Gretel in the Brothers Grimm fairytale first published in 1812. Their parents tried, and eventually succeeded, in abandoning the children in the forest in order reduce the number of mouths to feed. Lost, the kids were lured into a huge sugar trap by an evil witch. Fortunately for them, they killed the witch, stole her treasure and returned home to live happily ever after.

Biden is trying to lose people deep in his woke forest, silencing the mouths that speak against him. The sugar trap he offers is socialism run by an old witch of a bureaucracy that would devour our culture. Not a perfect analogy but a real bummer just the same.

We can end our fairly grim tale by kicking the old witch into the oven and taking back our treasured Country. Inside the voting booth is one place Biden can’t reach.

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Biden’s Idiocracy

Blog From
August 20th, 2021

Dateline: August 20, 2021 The White House

Joe Biden is being excoriated from all sides for his cut-and-run abandonment of Americans, Afghanis and allies alike in Afghanistan. He ordered the surrender of a state-of-the-art military base and its munitions, vehicles and aircraft in favor of protecting a third world airport.

While the British, French, Germans and Indians send troops into Kabul to rescue their people, Biden has restricted our troops to the airport. Our people are on their own in crossing hostile Taliban lines to reach our troops on the tarmac.

The damage Biden has done to America’s standing in the international community may be irreparable. He has been denounced by more than a bipartisan chorus in our Country. Members of the British Parliament have heaped scorn on our President for his cowardice. NATO has castigated him. The trust in America’s commitment to its obligations is gone.

In response, Biden has sputtered out a series of contradictory excuses for his dereliction of duty all of which are demonstrably false.

So, what is the truth? What has motivated Biden’s unforgivable ineptitude in ceding Afghanistan and everyone within it, to the whims of the Taliban?

He revealed his thinking in the August 18 interview with George Stephanopoulos. Although his thoughts were uttered in the context of the treatment of women, they apply to all aspects of his dealing with the Taliban:

“The idea that we’re able to deal with the rights of women around the world by military force is not rational… The way to deal with that is putting economic, diplomatic, and national pre– international pressure on them to change their behavior.”

Biden stands to the left of even the French in his delusional belief that international influence will make the Taliban behave. As far as bribery goes, the murderous, barbaric horde is flush with billions of dollars in arms, vehicles and aircraft Biden has already relinquished to them.

If one American civilian is killed, Biden’s head will roll off the political landscape onto history’s dung heap.

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Pinocchio’s Nose

Blog From
July 1st, 2021

Dateline: July 1, 2021 The Swamp

According to the 1883 fable, Pinocchio was created by Geppetto, a wood carver in a Tuscan village. The little wooden puppet’s nose grew with every lie he told.

Logicians and philosophers wax lengthy about Pinocchio’s Paradox in the puppet’s statement, “My nose grows now”.  But this article is not about logical paradoxes. It’s about political fibs and the use of the puppet’s magical nose to benefit from them.

The Democrats have apparently borrowed Pinocchio’s growing nose to bridge the wide gap between the desolation of their imagined landscape and core American values. The hope is that alluring lies will grow the nose-way and entice Americans to travel over it to the Dem side.

Open borders, cancel culture, the death of energy independence, governing through international consensus, historically high deficit spending, soaring taxes, increasing regulation, etc., will change America fundamentally. On the merits, it’s a tough sell.

Enter the nose. When value isn’t on your side, lie. Big. In fact, big, bold lies are more likely to be believed because it’s too risky to tell them. As the lies grow, the nose grows closer and closer.

According to the Dem drumbeat, our basic values are bad, hence the need for systemic change. Real dangers of the day are blamed on specific people or groups of people, If you’re disgruntled about the goings on at the Southern Border – a fentanyl flood, human trafficking, terrorist invasions – blame Trump. If you disagree with last year’s defunding of the police in Dem-controlled cities, blame the GOP.

A favorite fantasy culprit is climate change, which is responsible for everything from crypto market woes to a single building collapse.

Pinocchio’s bridge doesn’t yet reach all the way from desolation to core values.  So, we can look forward to the continuing spin until the bridge is complete and we’re dizzy enough to cross over.

Or, we can throw the bums out and let Pinocchio’s nose shrink back to its normal size.

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The Weak That Was

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May 8th, 2021

Dateline: May 8, 2021 The Swamp

This is the first in a series of recurring articles that showcase the most idiotic political missteps of the past week. Sometimes, like this week, there’s a surprise ending.

Here are, in no particular order, the three boo-boos that top this week’s list.

  1. Biden’s push to violate intellectual property laws by giving poorer countries the COVID-19 vaccine formulas developed by US drug manufacturers. He sells it as a grand humanitarian gesture to save lives. Besides, everyone hates Big Pharma for profiting from the pain, suffering and slow deaths of millions.

The immediate problem is that those countries have no manufacturing facilities or know-how to develop the vaccines. They might in a decade or so.  How about just sticking with shipping them the vaccines?

  1. The Kalama Harris claim that giving $310 million to Central American countries to address climate change issues will halt the migrant influx at our Southern Border.

The trouble is she undercuts her own argument by admitting that these governments are corrupt and that the corruption will frustrate her efforts.

  1. Biden’s maskquerading. Claiming it’s his “patriotic responsibility”, Biden wears his COVID mask outside even though he’s been vaccinated. He also claims that masks should be worn inside even by the vaccinated. Of course, when he visited Jimmy Carter in the latter’s home this week, he cozied up to the 96 year-old without a mask. As soon as he stepped outside, the mask was back on.

Hypocrisy aside, his message is clear: don’t bother to get vaccinated because you’ll be wearing your mask anyway. Maybe surgical attachment will become an option.

The biggest loser: surprise, it’s the McConnell/McCarthy led Congressional Republicans. O.k., they weren’t on the list. But, they are, persistently, the worst of the political bunch. They don’t even pretend to have a plan to counter any of Biden’s disastrous policies. Apparently, they believe they won’t have to win because the Democrats will lose. They should take a page from the 1994 “Contract With America”. The Republicans published it before the mid-terms and won handily.

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