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If it was, then AOC (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) would be in extensive rehab now and in the future. To equate the conditions at our southern border with concentration camps, as in Hitler's Nazi Germany, is beyond stupid. It is downright disgusting.
But, she is looked upon by the feckless Democrats as a shining light in the Democrat Party, and therefore worthy of defense. Can the Democrat Party be that hard up for a shining light in representing them?
Whether you love President Trump or hate him, you have to admit, if you already wasn't blinded by the facts by your loony liberal ideology, that he has done the country well with his economic policies and the fact that he has fulfilled many of the promises he made while campaigning for president, much to the chagrin of the Democrats. If things in our country are better now with almost 100% resistance of the Democrats and the main street media, think of what he could accomplish if he won re-election and had a majority in the House and Senate? He doesn't fit into the stupid category.
The voters in 2016 didn't elect a Pope to lead us, they elected a leader who promised to “drain the swamp” of self-serving politicians whose only job seemed to be gaining power or holding on to power by getting re-elected, the country be damned. That's one of main reasons why the Democrats (and some RINO Republicans) don't want him to succeed. No matter how hard they try to vilify him and trash him personally, the U.S. people knew then, and today know where “their bread is buttered”. They don't want to be saddled with a Socialist president (or one that is a Socialist sympathizer) who will forgo all the good that Trump has accomplished under his pro-growth policies.
Look at what the Democrats have to offer the American people. They want to implement Medicare for all (with a price tag of over $10 trillion over a 10 year period); they want to mandate a $15 per hour minimum wage which will be a job killer; they want to undo the Trump tax cuts; they want to re-institute the harmful government regulations which Trump got rid of; they want open borders so anybody can enter our country illegally (and eventually vote Democrat); they want unlimited abortion up to the 3rd trimester; and some even want to give reparations to descendants of slavery which ended 150 years ago. And the list of nonsensical proposals go on and on. It seems that they would like for our country to be like a Venezuela or Cuba.
The Democrat Party is a party of special interests. They try to appeal to all hyphenated-Americans by pitting one group against another group. They don't follow the sage advice of our motto of “E Pluribus Unum” (out of many, one ). Our country, since its beginning, has been a “melting pot”, welcoming people from all over the world who want to enjoy the benefits that our free great country has to offer. All those good things would not exist if a left-wing Socialist oriented government would win our next election.
Look at the Democrats who have been chosen as the “beacons of their party”, besides AOC, there is Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders etc, etc. All they do is bad mouth our country and our economic system, and try to undermine our president, Donald
So to reiterate our tongue-in-cheek headline – too bad stupidity isn't painful, as by being painful it might deter the anti-American rhetoric that flows out of their mouths if it made them physically uncomfortable.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
The so called ' Beautiful People' the social media labeled for consumption to some of the wannabe nothings of the planet, whom they laughably try to emulate, are most unattractive. Many of these highly over compensated and of little talent and skills, whose mentality barely qualifies them for minimum wage, are useless narcissist, so full of themselves to feel what they think or do matters and is an asset to society.
This crop of post Woodstock celebrities and entertainers and pre-steroid athletes have diminished our moral values, decency and civility, marring the landscape and giving the gullible a distorted picture of the human condition. I don't recall who said it, "You know what God thinks of money when you see who He has given it to!"
The 'Golden Age of Hollywood' exuded glamour and macho heroes. It is lost in today's perception of what is glamour? Shocking behavior? See through clothes showing boobs? Tattoos? Promiscuity? Un-wed parenthood?
Who are the macho heroes? Effeminate men who think by walking around with chin stubble, shaven heads and duds designed by twinkle-toe coutures makes them look masculine?
The likes of actors and actresses like Rita Hayworth, Gene Tierney, Hedy Lamar, Grace Kelly, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, William Holden, John Wayne and a slew of others from that golden age are gone. The warped deviates and others of questionable gender who now control the film industry, have failed in quality casting, save for a few. That need is not dire, when a plot is not needed, because special effects and violence fills the one or two hours from reality.
The destruction of good taste and morals transcends into the music world. Beautiful melodies played on true instruments, not plugged in guitars, electronic key boards and poetic lyrics sung by performers without gimmicks, ink, gyrations or a chorus of back-ups seem to be lost and replaced with noise, identified as Rap, Hip Hop, Rock and whatever stupid name you want to call it. Noise is noise by any other name.
No head or falsetto voices here.....Frank Sinatra, Tony Martin, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Mills Bros., Ames Bros., Mario Lanza. And no gaudy, skimpy costumes to detract for lack of talent from these ladies..... Sarah Vaughn, Vikki Carr, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore, Edie Gorme, Ella Fitzgerald, Helen O'Connell, Lena Horn, Andrew Sisters to name a few are gone, and the music media outlets deny our young exposure to more tasteful music, by never presenting them in any venue.
Less MTV and more Andre Rieu type of programing mixed with real oldies from the 30's, 40's and early 50's that bring back a gentler tone, not noise pollution by performers who look like they need a bath and a bail bondsman is in dire need to our culture.
Today we have hundreds of channels to choose from on TV. Far too many choices, causing complacency and lack of exciting anticipation stirred in the early days of television, when crowds gathered in front of an appliance store to watch Milton Berle on a demonstration TVset in the window. Our monthly statement from the television provider is enhanced with revenue from the channels you don't watch but having to pay for. Few are worth our attention.
In its infancy, this medium offered fewer channel choices; large urban areas like New York had seven VHF and two UHF stations.
Tiddlywinks competitions, humiliating reality and Idol shows and political pundits dominate the air waves, replacing the Sid Caesars, Ed Sullivans, Jackie Gleasons, Red Skeltons, Lucille Balls, live drama, etc. Programing like, Downton Abby, Flame Trees of Thika, As Times Go By and other fare of good plots and casting are rare.
With all the new gimmicks and technology, there seems to be something missing in our choices and tastes.
Conservative Commenary by George Giftos
The latest unemployment figures put out by the Labor Department remained at 3.6% (which is statistically full employment) and that there were more jobs available than there were workers qualified to fill them. So, why has the homeless population seem to be increasing (especially in the Democrat run cities and states)?
Some answers might include an increase in drug use (alcohol, drugs and opioids), a failure of our educational system to prepare students to be productive citizens, and the constant intrusion of the government in giving out welfare benefits. Look at what is happening to the once beautiful cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland (Oregon), and Seattle. They are being ruined by an increasing homeless population that makes living in those cities an unpleasant experience due to tent cities, rampant drug and alcohol use (with discarded hypodermic needles on the sidewalks and streets), mounds of garbage littering neighborhoods and parks and city thoroughfares. Needless to say, crime and disease is the result of these types of living conditions. I recently witnessed the demise of Venice Beach in California. This beautiful beach is now inhabited by homeless on the beach and along the boardwalk with marijuana stores open for business. It was a disgrace to let that place go to hell.
In addition to the drug and opioid users, a sizable illegal alien population has swelled their numbers due to the state and local government policies of “Sanctuary Cities”.
Where are our politicians in trying to confront this problem? Does winning the next election take priority over keeping their constituents safe and free from assault and disease? It seems most all of our politicians, mostly Democrats, are only interested in trying to impeach President Trump and to regain control of Congress and the presidency. The public be damned.
It is a shame that during these economic boom times, we have problems such as experienced and listed above. As the more we “Define Deviancy Down” (a saying coined by the late Senator Danial Patrick Moynihan), we will not get control of this lowering of the moral and life standards. The push to make legal that “benign” mind altering drug, marijuana, is a sign of “political correctness” run amok. We will rue the day that we have let our guard down to pander to the radicals in our midst.
The easing of the countries drug laws by pushing the envelope to make drugs legal, has had a dramatic effect on many cities around the country. It seems we are heading to creating a sizable number “zombies” who are walking around in a perpetual stupor, unable to work or to be a productive citizen, due to their abuse of alcohol and drug use.
You could say this homeless crisis is an addiction crisis in disguise. Many Liberals and Progressives blame a housing shortage, lack of job opportunities, cuts in mental health services, sexual abuse etc. Even if some of the above is valid, the most persuasive cause of homelessness is clear; heroin, fentanyl, and opioids, and government intervention, by making it easy for the addicts to thrive and multiply.
Why do we put up with this inaction on the part of our elected representatives? Is it more important to press on with the ridiculous impeachment charges against the president or would it be wise address the problem of homelessness, addiction, and to some extent the infusion of illegal immigrants? The old expression of “throw the rascals out” would seem appropriate come election time. Let's do it!
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
To listen to the Democrat candidates for president , you'd think that our economy is in the tank and must be saved by an infusion of “Socialism”. Does anybody in their right mind really believe that garbage? The answer is “YES”, by some misinformed economic illiterates (mostly Millennial's) who by almost 50% think that socialism is the preferred system over capitalism.
This false conclusion shows us the deficiency in our educational system – students are graduating with a woeful ignorance of economics by being brain-washed by an oversupply of left-wing professors and school administrators. How else can you explain why so many people are wanting to get rid of the economic system handed down by our founding fathers, that has rocketed the U.S.A. to be the pre-eminent economic power of the world.
Ole Bernie Sanders (and his cohorts Elizabeth Warren, Corey Booker, Kamala Harris Beto O'Rourke etc.) is valiantly trying to promote his form of socialism as the alternative to our system of capitalism. He acts like he is running for a third grade class president instead of the president of the United States. He is promising all kinds of “freebies” for everyone (free college, paying off student debt, a government mandated $15 minimum wage, a government job for anyone unemployed, and the real killer, Medicare for all) in order to get votes, but he never says how he would pay for all this government largess. Even though socialism has never succeeded wherever it has been tried, he says he can make it work (maybe he needs Obama's magic wand). Is this a case of ole Bernie using rose-colored glasses or is he just ignorant of basic economics?
Well, what is the definition of Bernie's socialism - “Socialism requires the intervention and control of the marketplace by an overwhelmingly centralized government. It penalizes high achievers, rewards laziness, and stifles choice. Incentives for people to succeed financially is scrapped under this economic system”. In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery”.
The “Democrat Socialists” (as Bernie likes to label himself) never point out the most recent failures of Socialism in Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and most of the African and Muslim countries. All are classified as economic “basket cases”, and most all are ruled by vicious dictators who have been robbing their countries treasuries while many of their citizens are poor and starving. That fact points up the fallacy of the socialist system as compared to the modern up-to-date countries that espouse capitalism.
So, when some of these brain-washed heads full of mush try to convince you of the benefits of socialism, just mention the facts listed in this article. It might be an exercise in futility as many of them are blinded to the facts by their loony liberal ideology, but might be worth a shot.
Conservative Commentary by Chuck Lehmann
Many of the Democrats vying for their party's nomination for president of the United States, want to revisit the 1976 Hyde Amendment, that somewhat modified the 1973 Roe v. Wade Amendment, to make it in your face platform against any Republican pro life nominee.
Their purpose is to have it repealed and strengthen a more radical trimester abortion law that will be interpreted to allow out of womb abortion, no matter what the reason.
The Hyde Amendment was passed to disallow public funding for the procedure, unless, "in cases of rape, incest, as well as when a pregnant woman's life is endangered by physical disorder, illness or injury."
In case conscience fails the responsible voter, and these radicals are successful. I hope he or she will stand firm and counter with an amendment that stipulates, if an abortion is performed for any reason other than the reasons outlined in the Hyde Amendment, and paid for by public funding, the
procedure must also include sterilization.
A moral, prolife tax payer should not be forced to pay for mistakes, indiscretions carelessness, irresponsibility, or fun night by another, without some kind of satisfactory penalty.
Conservative Commentary by George Giftos
According to government statistics, we have an unemployment rate of 3.6% (that's equivalent of full employment), but many jobs are gone wanting for people to fill them. To add to this dichotomy, we have a rising homeless population that is increasing by the week, month, and year. Why is that happening?
Besides some people being lazy, as our headline infers, we have a growing population of addicts of alcohol, drugs, and opioids, generally people that are considered unemployable. It seems that our moral compass, as a nation, is being tested and, in many cases, turned by the wayside. Some people seem to be also addicted to the government's largess by getting “freebies” from the government in the form of welfare, and not having to work. An example is the trend in many of our states to legalize formerly bad and illegal behavior, specially the mind altering drug marijuana, claiming that it is a “benign” drug. In addition, our organized religions are under attack and ridiculed as being repressive, and out-of-touch with the people. We are, in the words of the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “Defining Deviancy Down”, where with what used to be against the public interest and morality is now considered to be the norm. To add to Mounihan's admonition, pundit and legal historian, Mark Levin, has stated, “A people cannot remain free and civilized without moral purposes, constraints, and duties”. Just recently in the past few years, we've seen high government officials commit crimes and not be held accountable for their illegal acts (ex: Hillary Clinton and her illegal server when she was Secretary of State). That points to two-tier justice system whereby people in high places can get away with bad and illegal behavior, while the “average Joe” would be punished and possibly jailed.
Back around the 50's and early 60's, the out-of-wedlock births was around 5%. Since President Lydon Johnson's “War on Poverty” was passed in 1965, till today, the out-of-wedlock births are now 40% of the whole population, while in the black population it is around 70%. That statistic is a major problem in our society, and is one of the prime causes of homelessness and crime. This “do-gooder” policy, instead of reducing poverty actually has increased it by forcing the father (or male role model) out of the home in order for the woman to get welfare benefits. It has caused many people to become lazy and to rely on the government for their subsistence.
Our government should be pursuing a policy of giving people a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”. We should be encouraging people to get off the dole and to work, where possible, and not to rely on that government welfare check. We shouldn't reward people who are too lazy to work. For their own self-esteem and for the benefit of society, we must try to make them self-sufficient. We will always have poor people and also lazy people, that's human nature, but we should try to make it the exception rather than the rule. The government should be there as a safety net, not as crutch for people who are too lazy to work and who want to “suck on the teat” of Uncle Sam.
Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann
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