Strange Things

I really enjoyed “Stranger Things”.  The moment I saw the retro look of the promotional materials, I knew I had to check it out, and I did. I ended up binge-watching the entire show, and after it was done, I got in touch with friends and family and urged them to watch it. Most of them enjoyed it for the same reason I did. That reason was this: It was a time capsule. The show actually did a great job of recreating the 80’s that I grew up in, and it paid obvious homage to the unappreciated greats of that decade.

I also enjoyed the performance of David Harbour as Sheriff Hopper, and even made comment on how he had been underrated in many previous roles. Well……call me shocked……David Harbour showed his ass at the SAG awards, along with many other idiots, in a display of conformity and groupthink that I have come to find extremely depressing. How is it that so many entertainers, college kids, and upper-class elitists think they are being “edgy” and “activist” and “speaking truth to power” when they all say and think the exact same thing? It’s weird.

How is it courageous to stand up in a room of folks who are exactly like you, think exactly like you, have the same politics as you, and are all in a protected class like you…….and then yell about how rebellious and virtuous you are…….all to  thunderous applause from your clone-like audience?

I have yet to find any examples of American citizens losing any of their rights in the last two weeks, and no one has been able to provide me with any, either. Maybe it’s because many of these Hollywood and media types don’t seem to grasp the simple fact that it is American citizens who are afforded the protections of our Constitution, not every person on the face of the earth who can cross our border. They must not know that if you make citizenship meaningless, then the protections you are afforded as one are meaningless also.

Every person on the stage at the pat-ourselves-on-the-back SAG awards has a right to their opinion, and the freedom to express it, so don’t misunderstand me. I have been a singer-songwriter much longer than I’ve been writing this column, and I have much experience with the entertainment community. I can proudly say that not one person who I have performed for was subjected to my political opinion, and I’d bet that those same people who have enjoyed my music don’t even know my politics. I have always understood that when you are entertaining people, or trying to convey the emotion of your art to them, there is no place for sermonizing on your politics.

Ashton Kutcher told me he didn’t want folks stuck in an airport for a couple of hours while we find out who the hell they are………while literally pounding his chest for “my America”. Well…….in MY America, we find out who is coming here and why before we open the door and start giving them welfare checks. In MY America we should stop borrowing money from the communist slave-state of China in order to heal, house, feed, and educate any fool who can get themselves here. In MY America music, art, and entertainment are where we can all come together to forget the real world for a few minutes or a few hours.

Maybe it’s not a good idea to threaten to “punch in the face” the very people who’s  patronage you are dependent on. Playing make-believe doesn’t mean you’re a smart guy, in fact it most likely means you are personally vacuous enough to take on a personality that someone else has written for you.  The problem is that when the audience can’t see your character because all they see is your ignorant politics, then you will cease to have one. For a crowd that self-celebrates it’s inclusivity and diversity, there doesn’t seem to be much of either…………but maybe Ashton Kutcher, David Harbour, and their pals are smarter than I am.

 

“The number of lines in your forehead tells how many lives you’ve lived.”- Ashton Kutcher

 

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Resist!

No….I haven’t lost 40 IQ points and become an Ashley Judd/Shia LaBeof drone, but I  have decided to co-opt their ridiculous, mindless slogan. It’s telling that the signs urging you to “resist” don’t say what you are supposed to be resisting, because that would require some critical thinking on the part of the resistor.

So what are we resisting today? Vetting immigrants from Syria? Enforcing the border? Not using tax dollars for abortions in foreign countries? Pulling the U.S. out of massive debt to hostile nations? Where people can go potty, as if anyone cares? Deporting criminal aliens? It appears what we are resisting is having a depth of thought beyond knee-jerk progressive sloganeering and virtue signaling.

Every morning I pull up my daily grind of mainstream media “news”, and every day I am greeted by a mindless conglomeration of progressive opinion politics draped in the costume of “journalism”.  I laughed pretty hard at Yahoo’s headlines today, including the following….. “U.S. economic growth weakest in 5 years”. To the “resist” crowd that implies that Trump is hurting the economy after less than 2 weeks in  office……..yet when you actually read the article, it details that in fact it was the last quarter of the Obama administration that had record low growth at 1.6 percent. Of course Obama never grew the economy at even 3 percent at any time, but nevermind that. Trump is president, so you are to believe that it’s his fault. I guess it’s like how everything Obama screwed up was Bush’s fault, even 7 years into his vacation…..oops, I mean presidency.

What about the “Women’s March” last weekend…… what was that resisting? Freedom of thought? Do the women that took part in this spectacle know who funded and promoted it, and why? Do  they know it was George Soros funded, and sponsored by Islamic Sharia “rights” groups? Hijabs, stonings, and having a male escort…… you’re soooooo progressive, ladies!

In fact….that seems to be the problem with many of America’s youth and all of America’s progressives. They quote meaningless slogans ( He will not divide us, Resist, Women’s rights, Trump is Hitler, et cetera and ad nauseam ) while posting selfies on Facebook, all without any clue that they are mindless pawns for the Globalist Elite who want a weakened America mired in civil unrest – so that they may profit in terms of money and power.

I wonder if the ladies and emasculated boys in attendance at the Women’s marches know that they were supporting and applauding heroes like featured speaker Donna Hylton – who spoke about what a victim of white, male oppression she has been. Donna should know all about what being a victim is like, especially since she spent 27 years in prison for kidnapping, torturing, and killing a 62 year old white man.  How appropriate that her and her accomplice butt-raped their victim with a metal bar and crushed his testicles with pliers, all while starving and burning him.  (* World Net Daily and Psychology Today-Donna Hylton profile ) How poetic that she now does the same thing to America….metaphorically, of course.

It would be a good idea for people to follow one simple rule before becoming a brainless social justice warrior…….where does the money come from? Find out who is paying for your manufactured outrage and why.  One-World Globalists want an American Public too stupid and distracted to “resist” them, and media moguls like Mark Zuckerberg want bottom-dollar immigrants to fill their corporate ranks because they’re cheap. Does anyone think Zuckerberg, who displaces Hawaiian natives and builds massive walls around his many multi-million dollar compounds, actually cares about the plight of illegals? No…..he has a business model dependent on a horde of H1B visa holders from India, that’s why.

If people would simply follow the money, and actually do some research into who is organizing and funding their never-ending grievance parades, we would all be better off. We would also be better off if people in this country could put their emotions and smartphones away and actually think about the bigger picture for a minute or two. I don’t think this will happen though…..mostly because those that “resist” are self-absorbed, spoiled, pampered products of a dumbed-down education that only really care about virtue-signaling and perfecting their faux-life profile on Facebook. Resist indeed…..we will resist YOU.

“Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Fascists In Diapers

I saw much activity over the weekend, and I suspect I will see more over the next four years, that has been called “protesting”. What I really saw was something I call “Diaper Fascism”. Big babies using mob tactics to subvert things they don’t agree with. We had an election and the progressives lost, yet what we see is the extension of the bratty, self-righteous  ignorance that followed Al Gore’s loss in 2000. In fact, this “protesting” seems to happen every single time progressives lose an election, a referendum, a State House bill, an argument………or the keys to their car.

I was angry….. because even though twice in the last decade progressives put their Golden Calf in the White House and what was the response of people who didn’t agree? Nothing. We watched the peaceful transition of power, we choked on Obamacare (which a Democrat congress passed without public review or opposition votes – no riots) and gagged at the abuse of Executive Powers by a naive with a “pen and a phone”……still no riots….uh, I mean protests.

The disintegration of knowledge on behalf of the progressive public is equal to the disintegration of the standard of behavior they employ. What has Trump done to bring about such “protest”, when he has been in office less than 48 hours? Did Trump bankrupt America? What is being protested? Several dopes used the Soros-funded phrase “set your clock back 300 years”, which is odd……..considering Trump has more women in positions of power than his opponents……..and that Trump doesn’t support any rollback of gay “rights” either…….but who cares, right? The millions of supposedly college-educated people who have no idea that we are 50 individual states, and that the president must win the “popular vote” in each of the states, seem to have ignored a whole lot of illegal action……I guess because their multicultural demigod was the culprit.

Some of the things progressives failed to protest:

Obama giving Iran over 1.8 Billion dollars without congressional approval.

Obama and Clinton blaming the September 11th 2012 Benghazi terror attack on a YouTube video……and then jailing the filmmaker……all to avoid a pesky re-election issue.

Obama administration illegally putting James Rosen ( reporter ) and his family under surveillance, and jailing Dinesh D’Souza as punishment for a producing an anti-Obama film.

Obama authorizing and carrying out drone strikes that killed 4 American Citizens on foreign soil.

Obama’s seizure of land for the Federal Government – Nevada for example is over 80 % owned by the Feds.

Supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, failing to support the Green Revolution in Iran in 2009, then unconstitutionally authorizing Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon, again without congressional approval.

Funding, training, and arming ISIS in the middle east, all in order to overthrow the leader of another sovereign nation (Syria) and stoke a new Cold War with Russia.

Obama accruing more debt in 8 years……. than all of the previous presidents combined in our 240 year history.

Those are just a few of the things that didn’t motivate the New Hippies to action, but I’m not surprised. Nor was I surprised that they didn’t protest Clinton taking over 20 percent of her campaign cash from Saudi Arabia – where if you are a woman you can’t own property, drive, or even leave the house without a male escort – and not the fun kind.

What I find truly hilarious is that these “marches” and “protests” are funded by globalist unions dependent on George Soros – the guy who was a collaborator under Nazi occupation in WW2, and then in an interview called it ” the happiest time of my life”.

It seems that all this “protest” is nothing more than a giant, blubbery, ridiculous temper tantrum. What an awful lesson these people teach to children……to be completely ignorant about how your own government works and why, and to cry and stamp your feet while you destroy other people’s property. How immature and sad it is that this many people are so incredibly clueless about the REAL problems facing America and the World after 8 years of lying, appeasement, abuse of power, and media propaganda.

The only upside of the actions of the Diaper Fascists is this: You look and sound really, really stupid, because you can’t even articulate what you are protesting or why……..you just wrap yourself in empty slogans and vagina hats. To all the people in the real world, you and whatever “issues” you have chosen to “bring awareness to” so you can “be heard” are silly and completely out of touch. In case you didn’t know, you are the reason Trump won………so start protesting yourselves if you really want to see change.

“We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.” – John F. Kennedy

 

 

 

Nobody Cares

If you are defined by your identity, perceived grievance, and pre-packaged victimhood……….guess what? Nobody cares.

After the last decade of identity politics, blatant racist double-standards, and federally-sponsored fake news and outrage, the progressive left has finally “jumped the shark”. To be honest progressives, it’s not that people agree with you, or value your arguments……it’s that you have screwed things up in this country so badly, in such a short time, that the rest of us consider your “issues” to be petty and stupid compared to 20 trillion in debt, a porous border, crumbling infrastructure, failing schools, and invading hordes from the southern border and Syria.

Add to the equation that most American citizens bend over backwards to accommodate the ridiculous assertions of progressives, smiling and saying “excuse me”,and letting you act the fool on campus and in the workplace. Sitting quietly……… while those that they have paid to entertain them, and those that they work with, mock and insult them……all without fear of repercussion or consequence.

The problem is, leftist progressives live in a constant state of fake outrage. It’s never enough. You want abortions and gay marriage? No problem, you got ’em. Oh wait…..now you want abortions paid for with tax dollars up until the day of birth, and businesses that won’t cater your fabulous gay wedding must be destroyed. I see.

You want to pass unconstitutional, 3800 page, you-must-buy-this-or-else government healthcare that we have to “pass…before we can read”, without a single opposition party vote? High-five! You did it! Hold on buddy……………..it’s broken, like everything else you touch, and it has to be fixed.  “No!! You must make it right!”, you say…….”it’s your fault!”. I understand.

I will say this: I’m actually glad that the progressive left has so overplayed their hand in the last decade. Why? Because now, no one cares. We’ve seen riots, protests, fake news, Hillary’s hilarious emails, fake “hate-crimes”, unending lies, and alleged outrage over the “ethical lapses” of others from the very inventors of the concept. We’ve seen the “leaders” in the House and Senate, and all of government, exposed as incompetents and selfish freaks………..like vampires in a horror movie, feeding off of the rest of us for decades, drunk on the blood of the innocent. We’ve seen college students yelling through megaphones about the cost of their Ethnic Studies degrees, and the injustice of anyone who disagrees with them……..with the result being nap times, baby-play, and “safe spaces”.

So……..don’t go to the inauguration, go on CNN, march in a circle…scream at the top of your lungs about “impeachment” and “illegitimacy”…………..because guess what?

Nobody cares.

 

 

” We say grace, and we say ma’am…….if you ain’t into that, we don’t give a damn” – Hank Williams Jr.

 

A Rising Tide

Who is it that hates Donald Trump, and why? Listening to Trump give his press conference, I couldn’t help but think, “who could possibly disagree with this agenda?”.   As an American citizen, with a child and grandchild, I cannot fathom just whom it is that is offended and afraid. Even if you disagree with a specific policy or political party, how can you disagree with more jobs, more growth, more security, and a path to greater solvency?

Do you see why “they” have fought so hard to deny the election, and then the legitimacy, of the President-Elect? Make no mistake, Trump will face a hostile republican party, as well as a hostile democrat party and press. Why? Even the left will benefit from a more prosperous America. If you want public funds for transgender operations and abortions, aren’t you someone who will benefit from an America flush with cash? If the United States does better, won’t everyone?

The republicans and democrats are angry and obtuse because they both, and by extension all politicians, benefit from screwing the rest of us over. What do they actually do? Nothing. I take that back, they pass laws and regulations that benefit themselves and their cronies that pay for them to run again and again and again.

Take this Russia bullsqueeze for instance……..every developed nation on the face of the Earth attempts to “hack” it’s competitors and enemies…….including us.  The obsession that the left has with this false narrative is disgusting and seditious, yet they continue……why?

Trump has not only agreed to not collect a salary, but he is also contributing all money paid to Trump Inc. by foreign interests to the U.S. Treasury.  Did you hear that right? I thought it was Mr. ” I’m gonna take money out of politics” Obama who was going to take dirty money out of politics….oops. Turns out the left loves filthy money even more than the corrupt right. Who knew?

The sweet aftertaste of Trump’s press conference is the destruction of the “media”. I literally stood up and cheered at that one…….does CNN, the “least trusted news outlet” in the eyes of the public, understand they are tying the noose and placing it around their own necks? Based on the behavior of CNN at the press conference, they are walking The Green Mile as we speak.

More and more people are “waking up” to the lying, corrupt news cycle that has become nothing but opinion journalism, and that is a good thing. CNN, MSNBC, and Fox are no better than this site…..the difference is that I tell you that I am giving you my opinion, and they pretend that they are not. Do you trust people who lie to your face? Me neither.

Whether you agree with my opinion or not, ask yourself this question: Who would oppose a more prosperous, financially stable, secure, productive America……..and why? The days of those that put the illegal immigrant and hostile foreign power above American citizens are hopefully coming to an end. If you can’t agree that a more sovereign, more prosperous, less corrupt government benefits all of us, regardless of beliefs, then you need to ask yourself why…….and then ask yourself who benefits from your ignorance.

 

” A rising tide lifts all boats” – John F. Kennedy