Doug’s Rant

| Doug's Rants | February 23, 2017

This is Me Whining:

I want to go back to Arizona (waa, waa, waa) because I’m not sure how much more I can take of California. We were out of town last July, and when we got back, they wouldn’t let us in our own neighborhood because of the fire. When they did let us in, the house stunk to high heaven of smoke, and there were massive amounts of ash covering everything outside. For the next six months or so, whenever the wind blew, the damn ash made a mess outside, and made many messes in the swimming pool.

On top of that, during the last few weeks, the heavy rains have prevented us from being able to get home. We’ve had to shelter in place, because if we left the area, they wouldn’t let us back in. The poor swimming pool that had to endure all those bouts of ash is now brown from the muddy water that flowed into it last Friday.

I can handle short term, pain-in-the-butt stuff relating to Mother Nature. But, what I can’t take is this liberal, tree-hugging, stickleback fish-loving, ugly wind farm, ideological, over-regulated and loving fish more than people’s water state taking our plastic grocery bags away! Seriously? Really? California is the only state in the U.S. to have a state-wide ban and it’s driving me nuts.

Not once – not once since the day they enacted this crock of crap initiative have I remembered to bring even one of the rapidly accumulating amounts of freaking bags in my car, into the store. Say what you want about my brain function, but all I’ll say is: I want to go back to Arizona where at least at know I’ll have something to put the dog poop in!


Color Me Confused:

Remember when Slick Willie (President Clinton) was impeached for lying about staining an intern’s dress? The Democrats in congress fervently came together to support him, despite knowing his guilt. They publicly joined forces, even getting on buses to go to the White House after the impeachment vote, standing behind Clinton as he spoke.

Fast forward 18 years later, and think about the support Trump is getting from his fellow Republicans. Sure, he has warts, but come on – talk about warts, Clinton was covered with them, yet his guys stood by him. I wish and hope that today’s majority in congress would show at least some of the same enthusiastic support Slick Willie had.

What Would Teddy Think?

Many in the nation are stewing, twisting, turning and grinding their teeth over the perceived horror of immigration restriction and reform. This issue is a good example of just how far progressivism has climbed the ladder in our society. Liberal, progressive thinking has made its way by leaps and bounds in all sorts of other areas, and I, for one, think it’s a scary ride into a full-blown socialistic way of life. This way of life would have many of our previous leaders turning in their graves.

Back in his day, Theodore Roosevelt wrote:
Let us say to the immigrant not that we hope he will learn English, but that he has got to learn it. Let the immigrant who does not learn it go back. He has got to consider the interest of the United States or he should not stay here. He must be made to see that his opportunities in this country depend upon his knowing English and observing American standards.” (Theodore Roosevelt)

With Roosevelt’s comments in mind, this Notice of Language Services is for all who apply for Social Services from the state of California. There are sixteen different languages provided, with free interpretation available.

I don’t know what else needs to be said other than, “Teddy, if you could be here now, you would NOT talk softly while carrying a big stick!”

Quotes of the Week:

“Japanese immigrants are not capable of assimilation into the American Population.” (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Macon Daily Telegraph, 1925)

“I would feel repugnance and objection to having large numbers of Japanese coming over here and intermarry with the American population.” (FDR, Macon Daily Telegraph, 1925)

“Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag … We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language … and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” (Theodore Roosevelt)

“Illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in the United States. We have people waiting to come here legally. And we should not be rewarding people who have come here illegally.” (John Barrasso)

“Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems.” (Timothy Murphy)
“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” (Ronald Reagan)

“Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.” (Donald Trump)

“We’re actually taking people that are criminals, very, very, hardened criminals in some cases … with a tremendous track record of abuse and problems, and we’re getting them out and that’s what I said I would do. … And I said at the beginning, we are going to get the bad ones, the really bad ones, we’re getting them out and that’s exactly what we’re doing.” (Donald Trump)

Letter to the Ranter:

Ranter’s Note: This is the first installment of a letter written to my wife and I by the lovely VaNile Risser.

Jeannie and Doug,
I am taking the liberty of addressing you in this personal way because I am 90 years old, and can get away with a lot ridiculous actions! Getting old may not be for sissies, but it can have its plus side also.

Anyway, I have this compulsion to write to you and only hope maybe you will find time to read my (letter). I have acquired this tremendous respect and love for the two of you, just want to let you know it. Not long ago I came into the Signal’s office to continue my subscription and pick up a copy of that day’s issue that had not been received that morning. While there I asked if Doug would be willing to come out and say hello, because I was so impressed with his rants. The receptionist was very courteous and said she would see. She went into the back and returned with Doug right behind her. I was quite surprised at both your youth and good looks. And said if I said if you weren’t married I would be in the competition, even though you looked young enough to be my grandson. I had two chocolate cigars to that I planned to give you for the two if I had the opportunity, and was so glad I did, because you were very courteous and friendly and, deserved them. I have seen Jeannie’s picture in the little Canyon Country Magazine that you put out, so I knew what a sweet girl she looked to be. Thank you again for that courtesy. I feel I have met a true celebrity. One with real brains and talent!
To be continued…..

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About Doug Sutton

Doug Sutton is the publisher of Santa Clarita Gazette, Canyon Country and Santa Clarita Living Magazines. Doug is active in Rotary Club of Santa Clarita, the local Chamber of Commerce and Heart of the Canyons Church. Doug and Jeannie have been married for 32 years, living in the Santa Clarita Valley for 20 years, raising their 3 sons here.

4 Responses to “Doug’s Rant”

  1. Another great article like your honest opinion

  2. Diane Southwell on February 27, 2017 @ 11:58 am

    I don’t understand why, when I read your rant – I usually agree. Aren’t you trying to rile us up to get another reaction from us?
    I digress. The reason for my writing is to agree with today’s rant and to ADD TO IT AND EXPRESS MY OWN RANT!
    Having just filled out my absent ballot I counted 12 languages + English for “Translate election material” available! If you are eligible to vote, should you not at least understand the English language and the subject to which you are voting upon ?

  3. Diane Southwell on February 27, 2017 @ 12:02 pm

    Sorry, what does “Your comment is awaiting moderation” printed in red mean?

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