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.
One of the things that is wrong with our society is the litigious attitude so many people have taken. Whether they file suit to prove a point or hoping to hit the lottery, the costs are astronomical not only in terms of money spent on the actual defense of the lawsuit or the damages awarded, but also in the resultant costs when businesses or people must spend more money to avoid being sued themselves.
A good example is the swimming pool, also known in legal circles as an 'attractive nuisance.' A homeowner can be held liable if someone trespasses on their property, jumps in the pool and drowns or otherwise injures themselves. The legal argument is that what person wouldn’t want to enjoy a pool and simply having one attracts people. Slips and falls or drowning are well known adverse consequences of having a pool. The homeowner must then plan on someone trespassing and injuring themselves and take appropriate steps to prevent someone from trespassing and hurting themselves.
Our legal system has rewarded law breakers or people who don’t supervise their small children in an appropriate manner. Homeowners have been held legally liable for not putting a locking fence or a wall around their pools. You now must be responsible for assuming someone will break the law. Politicians and lawyers are responsible for this idiocy. Now we may be able to use their twisted logic against them.
Rep. Louie Gohmert is sponsoring a bill that would make sanctuary cities 'attractive nuisances.' If a citizen of that city is injured by an illegal alien, the bill would create a cause of action against the city to recover civil damages. The principle is the same as having a pool; city fathers created a situation that attracted more illegal aliens thus putting their citizens in harm’s way. Just as a homeowner is responsible for building the pool and attracting morons, so are the people running the city that attracted more illegal aliens.
Common sense tells us that more illegal aliens will move to a city where they are less likely to be reported to federal authorities and face deportation. Common sense also tells us that a certain percentage of those illegal aliens are in fact hardened criminals more likely to commit crime. Citizens thus suffer injury because that person was attracted by the situation created by the people running the town.
I like it. Use their 'logic' against them. Hold them responsible for putting a law-abiding family in more danger than they would have expected had city officials followed federal law. Of course, liberals will use all of the old saws about racism etc. but they created the situation and under the current rules of the game, they can be held responsible no matter how ridiculous it may seem. We need to make sure this bill passes and is signed into law.
I saw a meme yesterday that perfectly summed up what I and many of you have been saying; skin color doesn’t determine anything about who you are or what you become. The photo showed 3 black men in a courtroom. One of the men is wearing an orange jump suit, another a suit, the third a police officer’s uniform. The caption said something along the lines of, your skin color doesn’t determine your place in society, your decisions do.
That might be the most powerful, succinct argument against identity politics that I have ever seen. What makes it even better is knowing that some politically correct slack-jawed mouth breather is losing his/her mind after seeing that meme. I can just hear the screaming about how offensive it is to make fun of the guy in the prison garb and how we don’t know his life story or the circumstances in which he might have grown up or the racism he probably faced in his life that prevented him from succeeding in life.
That’s true; we don’t know his life story. But neither do we know the life stories of the other 2 gentlemen in the photo. How do we know that they didn’t grow up in abject poverty or face racism? We don’t. Maybe they did, and they made choices that led them down a different path. Maybe the 'criminal' is from a middle or upper-class family and was a spoiled little rich kid. You can’t assume that because of the color of his skin that he grew up in the projects.
Yet that’s exactly what liberals do, make assumptions about people based upon some demographic characteristic over which the person has no control. Notwithstanding the belief these days that you can self-declare to be whatever you want to be. This belief that we must all share the same experiences, beliefs, values based upon some random trait is probably the most bigoted thing a person can believe.
Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, Condoleeza Rice, Alberto Gonzales, Ted Cruz; all members of minority groups as defined by the promoters of identity politics as having ‘betrayed’ their heritage because they are conservatives. Is there anything more racist than that? I’d submit if there is, it’s not by much.
Just this past week, we’ve seen the bigotry and hypocrisy of the left exposed once again. Roseanne Barr sends out a Tweet that is considered racist. Samantha B describes Ivanka Trump in one of the vilest ways and intimates that her dad is a pedophile. Both are women. Both are white. But because Roseanne doesn’t toe the liberal line, she is condemned and fired. Samantha B espouses the liberal points of view, so she is defended and keeps her job. Identity politics at its finest.
We must continue to make our voices heard. It won’t be in the mainstream media. Fox News was the only major media outlet to report the outrage among the citizenry over Samantha B’s comments. Make no mistake, the outrage is real and widespread but won’t be heard in the liberal media sources. We must make our voices heard in the political arena and the business sector. Our politicians must know we are tired of identity politics and the rules/laws that are enacted to enforce that belief system. The businesses must know that we won’t support them if they support hatred spewed on these programs.
You and I have that power. Liberals love to yell, scream, and be loud in general. They get attention in the media because of shared beliefs and values. We can be loud in the marketplace, the boardrooms, and at the polling places. That is where real change will be effected. That is where we will win.
We haven't done a 'random thoughts and observations' column for a while. With everything going on around us, maybe it's time. What do I mean 'maybe'? It's time. Let's do this.
Isn't allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections 'foreign interference'?
The new liberal social media campaign involves people Tweeting at their elected officials 'Defund the NRA'. It's fairly popular among the ignorant, slack jawed mouth breathers. Too bad they don't realize that, unlike Planned Parenthood, the NRA doesn't get any of its money from the government. The NRA is funded from membership dues and private donations. This proves once again that the followers of Pelosi, Schumer, Warren, et al are just that, followers. Not thinkers. That's why they hate anyone who looks like them but doesn't think like them.
Speaking of hating those who don't think like them, there is a sign between Silver City & Deming that supports President Trump. That sign was vandalized shortly after being erected. Now it has been cut down. Not blown over, someone actually cut the support poles. Tolerance at its finest.
Some time ago, the City of Seattle decriminalized heroin. The city set up clinics where addicts could shoot up under the supervision of a nurse, just in case they overdosed. Clean needles are also supplied to help stem the transmission of various diseases. One side effect is the influx of addicts to Seattle who are now straining the city's resources, thus the new tax on businesses. Another side effect is that prior to all youth athletic activities, such as soccer or football, the fields have to be swept with metal detectors or magnets to pick up all the discarded needles heroin users are leaving in public parks. Several kids have already been pricked by falling on or stepping on said needles. But, that's a small price to pay for being tolerant.
I don't fear death as much as I fear that after I'm dead, I'll vote Democrat.
President Trump rolled back more regulations yesterday by signing a bill that eliminates many of the onerous requirements put in place by Dodd-Frank. The overriding result of Dodd-Frank was to give large banks a huge advantage over local or regional banks by requiring more reporting to federal overlords. Community banks and credit unions couldn't afford to hire the hundreds of people it takes to comply with the provisions of Dodd-Frank. Now community banks can get back into the game and service the consumer. This gives the consumer more choices and allows community banks to tailor their services & products to their market. Helping out the average person?! What a novel concept.
Did anyone else find it odd that Chuck Schumer seemed to be praising President Trump for pulling out of the North Korean summit? Schumer and his party have consistently berated President Trump for not being conciliatory, aka submissive, in his foreign relations dealing. Now Schumer is saying we have to be tough to get a deal that will result in real reforms. He would know having been around to watch the last 4 presidents fail in their deals with North Korea. But I think Schumer really is glad that Trump has pulled out of the summit. The summit may still take place, and if it does, Trump is very likely to get real change effected in North Korea. That will be further proof to the American voter that everything the political establishment has been doing for the last 40 years has been an abject failure. Schumer can't have another Trump success.
Guess what happens after you are offended? Nothing. Now be an adult and get over it.
Do you think jellyfish are sad that there aren't any peanut butter fish?
Most of you are familiar with Uber or Lyft. How many of you know about Hop, Skip & Drive. It's a new ride service targeted towards people with kids.
Many of us remember having to drop off and pick up our kids at or after school, take them to soccer or basketball practice; take another kid to the dentist or piano lessons, all while working or whatever. Now HK&D can do all that for you. They hire only professional child care workers with at least 5 years of service and that are currently licensed. They conduct a stringent background check and continually monitor performance. The company is based in Los Angeles and is having great success with plans to expand nationwide. Wouldn't that have been nice when our kids were young? See what happens when you allow free market capitalism to work? The government didn't create this business; the government didn't require the owners to conduct background checks or hire only licensed child care workers. The owners knew what the consumer wanted and they delivered. I think there's a lesson in there somewhere; one that will be completely ignored by the left.
Of all my body parts, my eyes are probably in the best shape. I must do at least a thousand eye rolls every day.
Enjoy the Blues Festival!!
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.
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