I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
The media is reporting that President Trump may have referred to all illegal immigrants as "animals." That has his opponents up in arms and a lot of ignorant mouth breathers wondering why he would say something so degrading, intolerant, and mean. Of course, that’s not what he said.
Just as an aside, have you noticed how it’s OK to call them ‘illegal immigrants’ if the left wing is using the story to bash conservatives, but if we use the term we are racist?
It’s always about slavery or some other form of hatred or bigotry. Just throw up those types of incendiary words and accusations and you’re guaranteed to get a mob of slack jawed mouth breathers to hop on your bandwagon. Unfortunately, as we’ve seen all too often, it’s a strategy that works.
Wendell Carter Jr. is or was a top basketball star for Duke University. His mom was testifying in front of a commission put in place to review NCAA sports and recommendations made by the Condoleeza Rice commission. That commission was put together to review the recent revelations about cheating in NCAA basketball and paying off coaches or players to draw them to certain universities. Kylia Carter said the system is the same as slavery; that the labor is black and the profit is white. Why does everything have to be about race? Yes, there are some rules that seem arcane and yes some, SOME, universities are making a lot of money off of athletics. But only if they have a good football or basketball team. The other sports do not generate, directly generate, significant revenue from outside the university.
I could not tell you the name of one song sung or rapped by Kanye West. I can tell you that I was never a big fan of his antics, such as what he did to Taylor Swift a few years ago at the Grammys. He certainly marches to the tune of his own drummer and doesn’t care what people think. He proved that once again this past week coming out in support of some of President Trump’s policies, which prompted the liberals to once again show their tolerance.
Kanye looked at the record low level of unemployment in the black & Hispanic communities and realized that President Trump’s policies are working in a way that no liberal policy has ever worked. A couple of other rappers gave him mild support, including one who disagreed with Kanye but supported his right to come to his own conclusion. Not only did the tolerant liberals castigate Kanye but they even forced the one rapper supporting 1st amendment rights to apologize for doing so.
Apparently, I need to remind some of you to read this column in its entirety before you jump to conclusions about my opinions, principles, intent. I got some feedback over the last couple of weeks that made it clear conclusions were drawn almost immediately and the critic hadn’t either read the entire column or listened to the entire segment on the radio show.
I would also like to point out that I grew up in a household with 4 sisters and I have 2 daughters, all of whom were treated equally and had the same expectations as I did when it came to either doing chores or homework or taking on tasks that some in society might have deemed to be masculine in nature; like changing a car tire. My mother also succeeded in her career not only as a great teacher but became an administrator that saw her hired as the first female superintendent in a rural county in Utah. I grew up believing that women were equal in expectations and ability. Not all ability, of course, I’m still smarter than my sisters!
Some of you will get the reference; keeping my focus is sometimes hard as I can be easily distracted when there is a lot going on. Maybe that's why I cover so many topics on the radio show (92.9 FM 9:00 a.m. Saturdays). Now and then I'll have so much that I want to talk about in this column that we'll hit a wide variety of topics quickly. So let's chase that rabbit!
James Comey's book is out and of course all the negative quotes about President Trump are being highlighted in the media. Narcissistic, mob boss, disloyal, dishonest; the list goes on and on. Remember my column last week about liberals getting so upset when others do the same thing they are doing? That's Comey. As it turns out, there's a medical term for that condition & it's not hypocrisy; it's projection. Based upon a lot of experience and facts, I'd say that Comey is actually describing himself more accurately than he's describing the President.
I keep listening to these liberal politicians, pundits, and quite frankly, friends. Most of them are Democrats but there are Republicans among their ranks as well. After listening to another rant by Hillary and then Nancy Pelosi, along with commentary from a pundit on CNN, it struck me once again that liberals don’t ever talk about America in a positive light. It’s always what’s wrong with America or attacking some demographic group for a wrong or perceived advantage.
We hear the story about the school in NC that sent an assignment home with 2nd graders which was designed to “increase awareness of and about white privilege.” The assignment listed a number of job categories, ranging from CEOs, TV/movie producers or executives, owners of professional sports teams, politicians & singers and the corresponding percentage of those positions held by white people. Of course it was always in the 90% area for each of those job categories. The ‘lesson’ to be learned was that white people had an unfair advantage because of their status in society throughout the history of this country. Interestingly the authors/educators ignored the percentage of professional athletes that are minorities and specifically excluded rap artists from their list of signers/entertainers. I wonder why?
You know what makes a liberal madder than anything? When someone else, a conservative to be exact, does the same exact thing the liberals condemn but are doing themselves. Look at the sexual harassment scandal for example; they would accuse any conservative of sexual harassment or assault at the drop of a hat, usually without any hard evidence. Liberal activists would call for that person’s head on a platter. As it turned out, it was their elite actually engaging in the most egregious behavior. You get the idea.
Now we have the ‘scandal’ involving Facebook allowing Cambridge Analytical to mine user’s data and provide services to the Trump campaign. The libs have gone after Mark Zuckerberg half heartedly and feigned anger at having their privacy invaded. Curiously they are very quiet about Google, Amazon, and some of the other tech companies that know more about us than our spouses do. But then they haven’t been caught yet.
Sometimes we find out the truth about people or things and that truth changes our opinion about them, often for the worse. It’s kind of like when you’re little, you idolize your parents and then find out that they aren’t really perfect after all. Or maybe it’s a public figure like Babe Ruth or John F. Kennedy. Or sometimes it’s the story behind the product that we’ve used for years and never really knew what it was made of or how it came into being. Here are some examples that will probably fascinate you:
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser’s are just repurposed melamine sponges that can actually be purchased online for about 2-3 cents apiece. That’s probably not that surprising, you’re paying for the name on the package not the product.
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