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.
I have been a sports fan for as long as I can remember. When I was younger it was professional football and basketball that caught my attention the most but I have followed college sports, and now, golf, the Olympics, even baseball. I became a Minnesota Vikings fan around five or six years old and we have no ties to the state of Minnesota or to the football team. But I have been a fan for almost 50 years.
I played sports through high school and into college and I have seen the changes that have occurred over the years, especially with training, nutrition, and the availability of off-season activities. Back in my day we just practiced during the season and with football we maybe practiced in the spring. There would be an open gym for basketball in the summer, but we rarely had traveling teams or year-round activities. Little League baseball lasted for about a month in the summer and then there would be some All-Star teams but that was about it.
There has been a lot going on recently some of which we hear about in the media some of which we don’t. Maybe it’s time for another one of my random thoughts and quick hits columns.
There is a widely held belief that sexually based crimes, such as rape and sexual harassment, are more about power than sex. Let’s assume that that is true. Liberalism is also about power. Liberals love to tell us how to live our lives in almost every aspect. So it stands to reason that the majority of people who are being accused of committing these types of atrocious offenses that have been in the news so much recently are liberals.
With the Thanksgiving weekend up on us, most of us pause to reflect upon the blessings that have been bestowed upon us. We think about family, friends, having a place to live, having a job, having food on the table, and maybe a little bit of extra money at the end of the month. I am no different from the rest of you in that regard. Here are some other things for which I am thankful.
I’m thankful that we live in a country where the people who preach tolerance and diversity are so accepting of Christians, conservatives, and others with whom they might disagree on certain issues.
Do you think that the corporate tax rate cut doesn’t make a difference? Broadcom is returning to the United States after moving their headquarters to Europe because of confiscatory tax rates in the United States. They are planning on spending one to $2 billion to build a new headquarters building and they are going to be hiring people in the United States. That is unless the Republicans in Congress screw this up and they just might do that. However, there are better examples.
I was listening to an interview on the Stuart Varney show this week. I did not catch his name but the gentleman owns a very large commercial construction company that is based in New York/New Jersey area. They have done a lot of work there. It is a very successful company that is looking to expand into Florida, Texas, and Chicago. They have built a couple of hotels in Florida but because of the slow growth in the economy and this CEO believes that they do not want to over extend by taking on debt, they have not been very aggressive in chasing different contracts. But with a 15% cut in the corporate tax rate, he believes they can expand aggressively in those areas hiring upwards of 5000 employees. Those are good paying construction jobs.
I was listening to a Sunday morning talk show on the radio, the guest was a Congressman Kelly. Today we have some idea of what is in the tax reform plan put forth by the Republicans in the house, but on Sunday we really didn’t know anything. The interview are asked Congressman Kelly why there had not been more public discussion about some elements of the plan, especially those upon which there was a lot agreement or that might be very appealing to a large portion of the public. Congressman Kelly gave what has become a stereo typical political answer. It’s indicative of why I think so many people hate politicians and our federal government in particular.
Congressman Kelly said that as a member of the Ways and Means committee he had attended over 40 committee hearings in the last six years in which testimony was heard from private citizens and representatives of corporations. It was his opinion that those hearings had given him and his fellow representatives a pretty good idea of what the populace wanted in tax reform. He said that they have listened to us and are trying to come up with a plan that would work to meet our desires and keep the federal government running. There is so much wrong with his answer.
I talked about this couple of weeks ago, the fact that very often when a liberal accuses a political opponent of wrongdoing, it is usually because that liberal has either engaged in that activity, is still engaging that in that activity, or has a close associate that is engaging in that activity. Because of the policies the liberals have enacted, they are the true racists. As it turns out they are also the ones who are committing the sexual harassment in the workplace. And now it turns out that it was not Pres. Trump’s campaign that was colluding with the Russians to try and cheat Hillary Clinton out of the presidency, it was actually the Clintons and the Democratic National Committee along with other powerbrokers in the political elite in America that were colluding with the Russians against Pres. Trump. We now know that there has not been any documentation found by the Robert Mueller committee even indicating there might have been collusion by Trump with the Russians. But there is a ton of documentation and money trails showing that the Russians did work with Hillary Clinton not only to take over 20% of America’s uranium stockpile, for which the Clinton foundation and its related charities were paid $145 million and Bill Clinton was paid in excess of $500,000 to give a speech, but we also now know that the Clintons paid a Russian firm $10 million or more to create the so-called “Trump dossier.”
One of the undeniable truths of life is that most problems are not simple and straightforward but are somewhat complicated. Causes are multifaceted and require multifaceted approaches to the solution. Of course the NFL protests have been in the news quite a bit and now the topic of sexual harassment has come back to the forefront of the societal conversation. I think both of these things have something in common. Both are very emotional issues with very strong opinions that are dividing the people who should be coming together to solve the problems.
We’ve talked quite a bit about the National Anthem protests and how the sitting or kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem is a sign of disrespect. Many players say they do not mean it in a disrespectful manner but it is without a doubt disrespectful. It is intended to be so and that is what draws attention to their cause but it also takes away from the discussion about their cause.
The hypocrisy of the liberals knows no bounds. This whole story about Harvey Weinstein being a sexual predator and more of a misogynist than any conservative has ever been demonstrates so many of the flaws in the liberal community. This man has been doing these things for decades. People all across Hollywood knew about it and said nothing. It was the way business was done to some, and to others they needed work and if they crossed Harvey Weinstein they probably would not work in that industry. The New York Times sat on this story for at least 13 years. People like Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, and so many other stars called him wonderful things. They praised him for his wonderful work on behalf of the causes they supported (which means he donated a lot of money to the ‘right’ causes). It’s just another example that one of the principles held by liberals is that their kind can do no wrong. They can get away with anything no matter how vile or disgusting or how much it violates the principles they claim to hold like equal rights for women as long as you support the right causes or hold the right opinions.
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