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| Doug's Rants | December 28, 2017

Here I Go Again:

The more I hear the crud written and talked about regarding our president the more it makes me irritated (who gives a hoot if I’m irritated, I’m not sure). I guess what is wearing on me is the ripping of the guy over the last year based on nothing but personal issues that have nothing to do with the job he is doing as president. I looked back over some of the rants I did over the time Obama was in office and at no time did I come close to the type of criticism we hear from Trump critics. My criticism was all based on issues.

Glancing back at news coverage of Obama there was nothing close to the personal attacks Trump endures. Of course, if any remarks we hear about Trump were pointed at Obama, it would have been met with wailing cries of racism!

People complain Trump is thin-skinned and reacts poorly to criticism; well, no duh. Look at some of the stuff he has had to read and hear.

“The time has come to make clear to the American people and to this president that his train of injuries to our Constitution must be brought to an end through impeachment.”

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“Republicans should step up to the plate and confront the fact that this president appears to be unstable. But, I think there’s enough now that we all know … that we should be moving on impeachment.”

“The president’s fitness for office is something that is being called into question; I question his fitness for the office.”

“Trump has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute onto the presidency, has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the people of the United States of America and as a result is unfit to be president. He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.”

Oh, so you say it’s no big deal having critics call into question his mental stability or calling for his impeachment without mentioning one act of a high crime it takes to impeach a president?

Okay, how about when he was called Hitler, a fascist, a racist, a homophobe, an Islamophobe, a man-child? Leftists have called his wife a whore, there have been signs saying “rape Melania.” A so-called comedian held up a replica of his bloody and severed head as a “joke,” some have called for his assassination as a joke, his 10-year-old son was called autistic and a home school shooter. Well, gee whiz, none of these hateful and hurtful words would cause a guy to get a little thin-skinned or lash out from time to time, now would it?    

What Are They Going to Stand On?

The latest buzz from the media these days is how the Dems are going to take over Congress next year and in 2020 win back the White House. Okay, I’m ready for a good fight on issues and the hard facts of those issues, but I need someone to fill me on what the Dems have accomplished since 2009. Seriously, give me hard facts of their accomplishments that helped us Americans. I suppose if more food stamps being issued and an increased number of folks on welfare count as helping Americans, they did a good job.

I’d also like to know who is going to be their presidential candidate who will lead them to the White House? Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Eric Garcetti, Tim Kaine, Jerry Brown, Kamela Harris or even Oprah Winfrey? How about Mark Zuckerberg?

What any of these folks will stand on for their case to be elected, I have no idea.  But, I defy them or anyone else to make a case for what could be better than what happened this year for Americans. Just sniping at Trump’s personality and their utter disdain for the guy will be a weak and wimpy way to go.

Insanity Reigns:

The more I kept hearing the Dems cry over the deficit the tax cuts would create, the more insane I thought they were, especially because all we heard from them during Obama’s $10 trillion debt run-up was crickets. After finding a small sampling of insane expenditures using our money, I realized that everyone in the smelly, gross swamp is insane. How can anyone with half a brain filled with just a smidgen of common sense agree with this kind of nonsensical spending?

$951,500 for “green” streetlights in Detroit

$200,000 for a tattoo removal program in California

$200,000 to study old fish bones

$400,000 to dig up Icelandic graves

$1.3 million to discourage teenage tanning

$412,000 for a paper about a feminist approach to glaciology

$90,000 to explore gender roles in Shakespeare

$300,000 on an exhibit of medieval smells

$120,000 to study how court rulings make people feel

$3 million for a project to distribute NASA images

$1.9 million for water taxi service at Pleasure Beach, Conn.

$1.24 million for tree snake control in Guam

$3.8 million to save part of a baseball stadium from demolition … for the memories

$4.2 million for a local weapons of mass destruction support team

$9.7 million to save Hawaiian sea turtles, monk seals, and crustaceans

$465 million for continued development of an obsolete fighter engine

This is true insanity! Think about the squirming, squealing, desperate cries for help, threats of “people will die,” the sky is falling, as the tax reform bill was in heated debate. One of those members of congress in both houses should have stood and read this list and the 30 other lists just like this one to shut the cry babies the freak up!

Quips, Quotes & Headlines:

“A while back I suggested some of Rosie O’Donnell’s friends needed to do some sort of intervention to save her from her insane self. Either they didn’t do it or it didn’t work.” (Me)

“Paul Ryan – don’t talk about Jesus after what u just did to our nation (tax cuts) – u will go straight to hell, U screwed up fake altar boy.” (Rosie) 

Suck my d___ Ben,” (Rosie to commentator Ben Shapiro after they sparred over the GOP tax plan)

Every Democrat in Congress has now voted NO on a tax plan that nonpartisan experts agree will: cut taxes for 80 percent of Americans, make the U.S. corporate rate much more globally competitive, and grows the U.S. economy.” (Facebook post)

“B of A will dole out tax related bonuses” (Headline)

“Yeah, and AT&T, Boeing and even Comcast, who owns MSNBC, are dishing out $1,000 bonuses as a result of the tax cuts. So tell me this, will the Trump-haters at MSNBC refuse those bonuses? I don’t think so!” (Me)

“I’ll tell you what though, this newspaper publisher would love an extra $1,000 right about now to make the wife happy and contribute to the economy with a nice purchase.” (Me)

As for me, I am interested in my own lack of sustained dismay. I share this information because I’m wondering if there isn’t something of a broader public mood in my reaction. As a salaried worker in a high-tax state, I am about to get clobbered with the loss of the state and local tax deduction. And yet, I find myself not minding so much. America is in so much trouble and so many kinds of trouble that if this thing makes it a little better, then okay.” (Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal columnist and frequent Trump critic).

“Our true choice is not between tax reduction, on the one hand, and the avoidance of large federal deficits on the other. It is increasingly clear that no matter what party is in power, so long as our national security needs keep rising, an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough revenues to balance our budget – just as it will never produce enough jobs or enough profits. Surely the lesson of the last decade is that budget deficits are not caused by wild-eyed spenders, but by slow economic growth and periodic recessions, and any new recession would break all deficit records.” (President Kennedy, 1962)

Letters to the Ranter:

I love reading your Rants.…. Traci

HOW THRILLING IT IS IN THIS COUNTRY THAT A SITTING US PRESIDENT CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR IMPEACHMENT BECAUSE OF UNWANTED KISSES AND HUGS YEARS BEFORE EVEN BECOMMING PRESIDENT. SOME LEADERS OF OTHER COUNTRIES KILL AND TORTURE THERE OWN CITIZENS AND GET AWAY WITH IT.  MAKES ME FEEL GREAT AS A WOMAN.  I FEEL SO EMPOWERED.  AND TO THINK, A FORMER PRESIDENT RAPED AND SEVERLY HARRASSED MANY WOMEN AND HIS WIFE MADE THE VICTIMS INTO LYING TRASH.  MAYBE UNWANTED KISSES IS WORSE THAN THAT.  MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE IMPEACHMENT PRECEEDINGS FOR UNWANTED KISSES WHILE IN OFFICE.  YOU KNOW AFTER A SPEECH, THE PRESIDENT (MOST OF THEM) KISS UNWANTING FEMALES WHILE SHAKING HANDS WITH THE MEN. LORD! ALSO, HOW COULD A US SENATOR DRIVE A WOMAN INTO A LAKE MAYBE ON PURPOSE) AND WAIT OVER 9 HOURS TO REPORT IT.  THAT SENATOR SERVED OVER 30 YEARS MORE.  AND NO “BABS” BOXER TO RAISE A HECKLE.  ONLY POOR BOB PACKWOOD WAS “FORCED” OUT OF OFFICE FOR ACCUSATIONS OF BEING A “BOOR”.   LINDA

*Letters to the ranter are printed “as-is,” and are not edited for spelling, grammar or punctuation. The views and opinions expressed in these columns are those of the writer, not necessarily those of SCV Publications/Santa Clarita Gazette.

 

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About Doug Sutton

Doug Sutton is the publisher of Santa Clarita Gazette, Canyon Country and Pet Me Magazine. Doug is active in Rotary Club of Santa Clarita, Heart of the Canyons Church, and a past board member of the local Chamber of Commerce. Doug and Jeannie have been married for 34 years, living in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 20 years, raising their 3 sons here.

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