As State of the Union speeches go they are usually yawners. This one, with few exceptions, was a barn burner.
If you missed it, don’t worry; you will see its most dramatic moments replayed over and over in Republican 2020 campaign ads. Trump deftly used this address to expose the Democrats soft underbelly of open borders, devoid of bipartisanship and reason.
The president set the tone when he invited Democrats to “Choose between greatness or gridlock, results or resistance, vision or vengeance, incredible progress or pointless destruction.” Clearly the Democrats, with few exceptions, decided on, gridlock, resistance, vengeance and destruction.
Democratic women, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, did themselves no favor by wearing white, which they said was to express solidarity with working women around the country. They want us to believe Continue reading “SOTU Exposes Democrats Soft Underbelly (A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Insincere Words)”
As children, we don’t know much about politics, but we understand the need for rules, laws if you will, and discipline for those who break them. Without rules there can be no order, no classes, no learning.
Children also understand the need for lines. You line up for lunch, for treats, for sports equipment, etc. It is first come; first served. As adults we line up to get into concerts, sporting events and amusement parks; to board trains, buses and airplanes. At the airport we have lines to go through security. No one likes a line breaker. We didn’t like them as children and we don’t tolerate them as adults.
So how did the Democratic Party, the party that built its reputation on fairness, become the party of line breakers at our southern border? How do they get away with defending a practice that is despised by virtually everyone Continue reading “The Party of Line Breakers and Gate Crashers”
The movie classic Groundhog Day has made this popular tradition, celebrated each February 2, synonymous with something that is intolerably boring. However, Groundhog Day has come early this year.
Instead of a surly weatherman caught in a time warp, it’s the network nightly newscasts’ coverage of President Trump and his effort to protect this country from those determined to circumvent our generous immigration laws that are boring us to death.
Those of us truly concerned about what is going on in this nation keep tuning in each night hoping to see something different, but it’s more of the same. Democrats call his efforts to secure the border “racist” and “immoral.” They rail against his plan to build more walls, barriers, or whatever you want to call them, in areas where people and drugs are pouring into this country and overwhelming border agents.
Where are the interviews with the border agents who say they need these barriers? Continue reading “The News Media’s Groundhog Day”
Good little boys and girls must wait until Christmas morning to see what Santa brings them for Christmas. Likewise, good little taxpayers are expected to wait until Christmas to see what they get from Congress in the way of a year-end spending package.
You can expect to be surprised, not delighted, with your gift from the scoundrels we elected to represent us. That’s how it goes with this grand old game of kick the spending can down the road into the holidays when we are much too busy shopping for presents and decorating our homes to notice. Sadly it happens every year.
To add insult to injury, the seven remaining bills were put off another two weeks due to the death of George H.W. Bush. Seriously, we had a national day of mourning, which was befitting a head of state. So what did they do for the other 13 days besides twiddle their thumbs? Oh, yes, they went to pay their respects in the Capitol Rotunda, which took all of 15 minutes. Continue reading “Lumps of Coal in Taxpayers’ Stockings”
President George H.W. Bush was a nice man. In fact, he was much too nice to be a good president.
Bush was no conservative. We knew that before he was elected. However after watching him capitulate to Democrats again and again, I asked someone who knew him well if the Democrats had something on him or did he simply desire to be liked by them. His friend’s voice fell as he confirmed it was the latter.
I do not begrudge the honors our 41st president has received following his death. The office should be respected and these things are befitting anyone who has held the office of head of state of this great country. I also feel for his family as they mourn the loss of a beloved father and grandfather.
I do, however, resent the attempt to reinvent the man as a great president. He was not even adequate. If anything, he torpedoed much of the good that began under Ronald Reagan and is responsible for many terrible things that live on. Continue reading “George W. Bush Too Nice to be a Good President”
Although Thanksgiving Day dates back to the Pilgrims, it didn’t become a national holiday until 1863 when America was in the midst of a bloody Civil War. Abraham Lincoln thought it might help to unify the country and it has been celebrated annually ever since.
An attitude of gratitude can do much to heal the country, but it also can heal the hurts that one inevitably suffers in this life and can make us healthier, happier and more successful. These are scientifically proven facts.
Most of you are familiar with the song “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from the 1954 movie classic “White Christmas.” It begins,
“When, I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings.”
These are not simply pretty lyrics. A 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being found that spending just 15 minutes jotting down grateful sentiments before bed, helps one sleep better and longer. Better sleeps leads to better overall health and well being and more productivity. Continue reading “An Attitude of Gratitude”