I have often said that if you look for racism, or sexism you will find it. The noose in the garage of NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace at Talladega proves my point. The F.B.I. sent a team to investigate and discovered it was simply a pulldown rope that was long and had been fashioned into a noose at the end, which was used as a handle to open the garage door. It had been that way since last year, long before the garage assignments for the last race.
However, the initial discovery sent shockwaves throughout the mainstream media which seems intent on proving that systemic racism exists in this country despite a civil war, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution; the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1870, 1871, 1875, 1957, 1960, 1964, 1968 and 1991; the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the amendments in 1970, 1975 and 1982; the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987; the Fair Housing Act Amendments of 1988; the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the Voting Rights Act of 2006. Continue reading “The Last Racist on the Planet”
As an unabashed conservative, I’ve always considered myself to be fair-minded and rather independent, voting for the best candidate available for an office whether he or she is a Republican or Democrat. I’ll admit I haven’t voted for many Democrats since they began drifting further to left, forcing out conservatives in their ranks.
However, be that as it may, I simply cannot sit idly by and see the malicious, if not ridiculous, attacks hurled at a number of the left’s leading politicians. I cannot fathom the attention devoted to these attacks by the press, in particular the major networks. Have they no shame, no sense of proportion when they publicize this dribble? Are they devoid of any real news? Do they feel they must publicize things that should be reduced to tabloid trash in order to gain ratings?
The attacks against Democrat frontrunner (though undeclared) Joe Biden are ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong: I think Joe Biden’s political career, though long, has been mediocre at best. Frankly, I can’t think of any issues on which we would agree, although there must be some. Nevertheless, to assert or suggest he is unfit for public office simply because the grandfatherly Biden attempts to show affection for the people he encounters is laughable. Continue reading “I Can’t Believe I’m Doing This (Defending two left-wing Democrats)”
James Comey was an imposing presence at the FBI. At 6’8” he was head and shoulders above most, and from this lofty perch he often looked down his nose at everyone else. After being unceremoniously dumped by President Trump, he now feels the need to preach to us and has written his version of the events for a book titled A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which is coming out later this month.
Those who have worked with Comey say preaching is something he did quite often when facing colleagues who disagree with him. That earned him the title of “The Cardinal.”
Newspapers and television networks have been working overtime to make sure Comey has as loud a megaphone as possible in which to tell his tale of woe and sling as much mud as possible in the direction of his persecutor in the White House. Continue reading “The Comey Cavil”
On March 24, students accross the country will take to the streets in the nation’s capital and elsewhere in an effort to combat violence in schools, like the kind that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, that left 17 dead and 14 wounded.
The students behind the The March for Our Lives are to be commended for their earnest desire to do something positive to protect schools, but unfortunately it appears their effort is misdirected. With anti-gun organizations like Michael Bloomberg’s Every Town for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action and providing much of the muscle to organize the event and actor George Clooney providing much of the cash, many of these students will be used as pawns by progressive groups and the usual cadre of celebrities hoping to cash in on this event.
Their enemy is not the targeted NRA, the nation’s oldest and largest gun rights organization nor is the AR15 semi-automatic rifle that these groups want to ban. Continue reading “Right March: Wrong Reasons”
There so much hope that we would finally heal what was left of the racial divide that exists in this country when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States. That’s why many threw caution to the wind and voted for a poorly qualified man with Marxist tendencies to lead us. That’s why so many were willing to stick with him for another four years. Surely, he would finally come through . . . but he hasn’t.
His speech yesterday in Dallas was, without a doubt, one of his best. However, after extolling the virtues of the Dallas police and the fallen, he simply couldn’t resist the temptation to legitimize those who feel the police are out to get them as he has done many times before. Continue reading “What Obama Should Say (But He Won’t)”
Former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert has been indicted for allegedly structuring bank withdrawals of $952,000 to evade bank reporting requirements and then making false statements to federal investigators.
According to various media outlets, quoting unnamed law enforcement sources, this was part of a $3.5 million “hush money” agreement he made in 2010 with a former student over some form of sexual misconduct more than three decades ago.
However, it’s the method Hastert used for the withdrawals and the coverup that landed him in hot water with the Feds, not his actions with the former student.
If these allegations are true, they would be despicable. Any sexual contact between an adult and a minor is against the law (although it may not be prosecutable due to the statute of limitations). The wrong would be compounded, whether or not the act was consensual, because, at the time of the alleged incident, Hastert was in a position of power and influence over the student. People in positions of power are held to a higher standard — or they should be —such as a doctor and a patient or a president of the United States and an INTERN. Anyone remember Monica? Continue reading “Lessons from Denny Hastert (The real Scandal)”
The border crises in the U.S. and Israel are not that complicated. Draw on your parenting experience and follow me.
You have two siblings who are fighting. The younger one is injured and comes running to you for help. You punish the older child, but despite all your efforts at peace making, this scenario is repeated again and again until you finally discover that the younger one is the real aggressor. He picks on his peaceful, larger brother until the older boy can stand it no longer and finally retaliates in an attempt to put an end to the conflict. The younger brother’s reward is seeing his older brother punished. And, yes, it is worth the occasional bloody nose.
The problem is solved when the younger one is finally held accountable and punished for his misdeeds. Continue reading “The Border Crises in the U.S. and Israel”
The National Organization for Women has kicked off a campaign to combat violence against women. Last month the Clinton Administration opened a new door at the Justice Department just for this purpose and christened it with $26 million in grants. At that time we were told by the President that a violent crime is committed against a woman every 12 seconds, that 3 to 4 million women are victims of domestic violence every year and that rape rates have risen nearly three times faster than the overall crime rate.
Crime is a major problem in this country. I was at a meeting yesterday where I was told about a group of underage thugs who recently raped a woman and beat up a man in my small community. Everyone knows who they are, but the local sheriff advised against pressing charges, saying there was nothing more he could do to them.
Crime is a local problem, and federal programs that mandate “gender sensitivity training” for judges and extend federal civil rights protection for crimes “motivated by gender” only make matters worse. If I’m mugged and by purse is stolen I don’t want a panel called in to try to determine if the mugger was really after my money, or if he simply had a grudge against women. I want him punished! Continue reading “Violence Against Women”