Jane Chastain : Politically Direct

Archive for the ‘Political Correctness’ Category

A Day of Thanksgiving (Not Since the Civil War Has Our Nation been so Divided)

with 3 comments

Never in my lifetime have I seen so many disgruntled people in this country which has stood as a beacon of hope for oppressed people around the globe.

Our country has withstood a civil war, two world wars, a great depression, the cold war,  terrorist attacks, a housing crisis and numerous recessions but we’ve stood together, as one people, through these difficult times and come out stronger as a result of the trials.

Now it seems we are being torn apart by activists among us who want to separate us by race, gender, religion, ethnic origin, political persuasion and all manner of economic and educational strata for their own selfish ends.   Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jane Chastain

November 23rd, 2016 at 5:30 pm

The Titanium Lady

with 6 comments

In the last GOP debate, there is a reason that Jeb Bush, searching for a suitable woman to put on the $10 bill, came up with Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan’s British partner in the Cold War.   It was Bush’s proximity to Carly Fiorina.

The former Hewlett Packard CEO just naturally causes one to think of Lady Thatcher who was the longest-serving British Prime Minister in the 20th century and the only woman to have attained that high office.

Some would say that Fiorina was channeling the ghost of Margaret Thatcher as she calmly laid out her vision for a United States that is capable of taking on Vladimer Putin, ISIS and the rest of the world if needed. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jane Chastain

September 23rd, 2015 at 5:30 pm

“Anchor Baby” IS Offensive — to U.S. Taxpayers

with one comment

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump has brought up another serious problem that is taking our country down, one that is pressing but has been ignored by the political ruling class:  birthright citizenship.

Many of Trump’s opponents in the race for the GOP presidential nomination have tried to sidestep the issue.  Instead of viewing it as a political minefield, they should simply address it head-on.

Forget political correctness!  The term “anchor baby” is descriptive of hundreds of thousands of children who are born to mothers who come here, legally and illegally, for the soul purpose of having a child in the United States which will give them an “anchor” into this country.  It allows those with means to bypass the normal, lengthly immigration process and allows those without means, the ability to stay here indefinitely and tap into our generous welfare benefits, even those who have broken in to our country illegally.   The more babies, the more taxpayer dollars that flow to these families.

This not only is unfair to the millions of immigrants who have stood in line and played by the rules, it is especially unfair to U.S. taxpayers.   Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jane Chastain

August 26th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

What will Transgenders in the Military Cost America?

with 4 comments

There are many ways to take down this powerful country:

  • Pack the Supreme Court with ideologues who ignore the Constitution
  • Dumb down public education
  • Increase the size and scope of government
  • Put more people on the public dole
  • Put the government in charge of healthcare
  • Over regulate and over tax businesses and corporations driving them offshore or out of business
  • Demonize the productive members of society
  • Refuse an international leadership role
  • Go back on your word to foreign leaders
  • Strengthen the country out to destroy us
  • Weaken the military

Most of these things did not begin with Barack Obama, but there is little doubt that he has picked up the pace.  However, two events making the headlines this week should be enough to shake us awake from our political slumber: His bargain with Iran, which has empowered our sworn enemy and accelerated the arms race, and his decision on transgenders and the military. Read the rest of this entry »

Republicans more Fun than Democrats

with 2 comments

In a recent New York magazine interview, Saturday Night Live boss Lorne Michaels revealed an interesting fact that gives us some insight as to why late night TV hosts are more likely to demean Republicans than Democrats.  “Republicans are easier for us than Democrats,” said Michaels.  “Democrats tend to take it personally; Republicans think it’s funny.”

In other words, Democrats have no sense of humor.  They take themselves much too seriously while Republicans can laugh at themselves. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jane Chastain

February 26th, 2014 at 5:30 pm


Psst... My son flys remote controlled helicopters for Cloudgate Aerial Cinematography in Colorado. Check 'em out!