What Am I Supposed to Do?!
As I sit down to write this damn rant (yeah, I said it; I said “damn rant” because this is a week of bat-crap craziness that makes this freaking column hard to write, compared to other weeks, and yes, I would like some cheese with that whine), I’m struggling.
You try writing this thing week after week, with things swirling around so fast we can’t remember what most of the crises were even two weeks ago. Now today, as I try to get started, it’s like, what’s the use? Whatever the heck I write about today will be blown to smithereens by the time you read this.
When I do start this rant … where shall I begin? My fear is that the whole country is sinking into a massive pit of quicksand and chaotic insanity, and no amount of ranting will help (sure, like it ever has or will).
- 6 Democratic Operatives Work to Stop Kavanaugh
- Avenatti Releases Graphic Kavanaugh Allegations, Calls for New Delay
- Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyers Are STILL Fighting Thursday Hearing, Won’t Agree To Outside Counsel
- Limbaugh: “Republicans Have One Option On Kavanaugh If They Want To Survive”
- Jimmy Kimmel Suggests Cutting Brett Kavanaugh’s Penis Off If He’s Confirmed
- In 1992, Senator Cory Booker Admitted to Groping a High School Classmate and Issued a Call for Sexual Respect
- Keith Ellison’s Accuser Reiterates Claims Against Deputy DNC Chair Amid Kavanaugh Debate and Democrats ignore the whole thing
- Twitter Silencing Conservative Actor James Wood
- Far-Left Activists Accost Cruz Family at Restaurant
- Twitter Refuses Comment On Threatening Message (you are not safe we will find you) Sent to Sen. Ted Cruz
- No Safe Haven: Ted Cruz latest Republican Accosted After Maxine Waters’ Call for Confrontation.
- Why the Left is Consumed With Hate
- Rod Rosenstein Not Long For His Job
- Meadows Calls for Rosenstein to Testify This Week Over ‘Wire’ Comments
- Lisa Page Took Rod Rosenstein’s Trump Tape Talk Seriously
- Models With Three Breasts Hit Milan Fashion Runways
- Consumer Confidence Rose in September, Notching its Highest Level in About 18 Years.
- Americans Spent More on Taxes than on Food, Clothing Combined in 2017
- Government Could Shut Down on Friday, if Congress Does Not Pass Funding Bill
See what I mean? These headlines are all from ONE DAY! Where should I begin? Where would you begin if you were me? Is anyone out there thinking, “I feel your pain Doug”? Or maybe, they’re thinking, “It sucks to be you Doug.” Either way, it ain’t helping me right now!
Egregious Mess Still There:
But, the most egregious mess of all is still buried beneath this week’s headlines, way down in the Deep State muck of the swamp. If what I’ve read, heard and researched is true, the corruption that occurred regarding high-ranking members of Trump’s own administration to bring him down, with illegitimate evidence to launch the Russian investigation, will make the aforementioned headlines look like child’s play. Then again, if the Dems take over Congress, this will come to a screeching halt just like Hillary’s felony charges did.
This is from last week’s Rant:
“It seems as though the stalling that the DOJ and FBI have been doing in releasing crucial documents that Congress has asked for over and over, even to the point of issuing subpoenas, is about to end. Finally, President Trump issued an executive order for all of the documents to be turned over.
“Now the question is, how quickly the two shady department heads (I say shady because have they stalled turning over the documents up to this point, what are they hiding, what are they afraid we’re going to find out?) will turn over the documents.”
Well, guess what? Those two department heads somehow convinced President Trump to back off his demands and delay the release. WHY, oh WHY, did they do that? What are they HIDING? Now I’m hearing the President approved the delay when discovering that the corruption runs deeper than previously thought. This is just more of the craziness that is engulfing my fragile ranting soul.
This is what I wrote this past June:
The front page story from last week’s Gazette was about Kelly Trunkey challenging Joe Messina for his seat on the board of the Hart School District. In part, the article read: “It is Messina’s role as host of ‘The Real Side with Joe Messina,’ which Trunkey called ‘behavior I am not comfortable with,’ that motivated her to run.” She was also quoted as saying, “He’s so involved in partisan politics that it takes away from his duties to our students, to our teachers. I believe I do not agree with him being on the board when he has obviously, an agenda.”
If Mrs. Trunkey really feels that way, I wonder what she thinks of David Barlavi, who is running for a seat on the Saugus District School Board.
These are portions of what he posted on Facebook a few months ago:
“90 percent of registered repuglicans (sic) are still trumpanzees and their support for cheeto did not falter even last week with cheerio’s lips firmly on Putin’s rear end on world television.”
“But when we regain power, what do we do with them? What do we do with the silent supporters of this orange fascism?”
“What do we do with their beloved treasonous pissident (sic) and his co-conspirators?”
“What do we do with the ones who continue to battle for orange fascism?”
I don’t know what Mr. Barlavi has in mind to do with us Trump supporters; perhaps accosting us in a restaurant or in the lobby of a movie theater, but I digress.
If Hart School Board member Joe Messina is attacked by his opponent and others (over the years) for expressing his conservative views and values on a radio show, how should David Barlavi’s quest to become a school board member be viewed with these statements and the image below?
Should it be “behavior (we) are not comfortable with”? Does this not reek of “He’s so involved in partisan politics that it takes away from his duties to our students, to our teachers. I believe I do not agree with him being on the board when he has obviously, an agenda.” ?
Come on. Let’s hope we can lose the hypocrisy.
Ranter’s Note: The following is a letter sent to me that was written to Lebron James by a third party; James has been a harsh critic of President Trump. Due to space limitations, this is an abbreviated version of the letter.
Dear Mr. James,
When you call Trump “a bum,” none of them (adoring Journalists) will tell you that statistics rank him as one of our best presidents for black Americans. His tax cuts and freeing us from absurd regulations have resulted in — after only 18 months — the lowest unemployment numbers ever for Hispanic and black Americans, and one of the lowest numbers for women.
During those 18 months, Trump’s policies created about four times the number of manufacturing jobs created during the Obama administration’s last 18 months. Remember when Obama mistakenly told us “Our lost manufacturing jobs are not coming back.” Maybe manufacturing job growth depends on a president who knows what he’s doing.
As a professional journalist, I cringe at some of Trump’s buffoonery, like repeating sentences and wearing us out with “great,” “fantastic” and other empty adjectives. He is often coarse. He was not my candidate. But there’s no question his policies have helped many more minority Americans than Obama.
Your buddy Obama? In addition to being our worst foreign affairs president and worst military commander-in-chief, his economic numbers all deserved an “F.” He is our ONLY eight-year president who failed to give us at least one 3% or higher year of adjusted GDP growth. EVERY other president achieved at least one year of 4.28% or higher growth. Aided by Vietnam spending, Johnson had an 8.48 year. The best peacetime year — 7.83 — belonged to Reagan. And Obama couldn’t even score a 3!!! Look it up.
Poor families suffered most. Obama’s awful job numbers forced a record number of people to take food stamps. Black household income under Obama fell steeply as black unemployment rose. Look that up, too.
Obama naively bribed the planet’s worst terrorist nation, Iran, with what was supposed to become a $150 billion handout. Did Obama not know many of those U.S. Tax dollars would help fund Hamas and Hezbollah terrorism? Of course he did. He just didn’t care.
Remember the $800 billion of your and everyone else’s tax dollars in his early stimulus for “shovel-ready jobs.” Most of those tax dollars went to political cronies. He handed $500 million to Solyndra, a solar company run by boosters. The company soon went bankrupt. Our half-billion in tax money vanished with it.
Trump is often obnoxious, but people with courage can have that hangup. Obama always talked big, then feebly stood by when Putin infringed on Ukraine and annexed Crimea. But Obama’s most cowardly move came when he warned Assad not to cross “the red line” in Syria. When Obama’s warning was ignored, which Assad knew would happen, Obama did nothing. Does that make him a “bum?”
It makes me sad that you, as someone with a national voice would be so ignorant of economics, and also presidential decisions. I encourage you to do more reading and thinking as you watch the nation’s GDP numbers rise and minority employment rise.
Or, you could ignore vital Trump decisions and remain an illiterate on both presidential achievement and economics. If you disdain knowledge and keep calling Trump or any other U.S. president a bum, people will begin to wonder who’s the real bum.