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| Doug's Rants | August 9, 2018

Baffling Blue Surge:

 The special election for a House seat in Ohio this week saw the Republican defeating the Democrat by a narrow margin, and man did the left-wing media have a cheery spin on that. They claimed it should have been a landslide victory based on the political demographics of the district, and that is a sure indicator a blue surge is sure to happen (for those who are confused on the color coding for the parties; Blue = Democrat and Red = Republican).

Who knows how the seat count will end up after November 7, but if it goes the way of a blue majority, it will be as baffling as trying to make sense what Nancy Pelosi says during her news conferences.

Like I’ve written many times in this column, I just don’t understand it. I don’t get how anyone could ever vote for the Democrats of today.

 -Voting blue is a vote for socialism and a risk for a Venezuelan-type life.      

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 -A blue vote is a vote to eliminate ICE.

 -Voting blue could result in elimination of border protection.

 -A blue vote could weaken the military.

 -If you want Nancy Pelosi to be Speaker of the House again, vote blue.

 -A blue vote will result in an explosion of out-of-control spending, as Congress will throw billions of dollars at social programs that have already been proven not to work.

 -If you want your income tax cuts reversed and corporate tax cuts reversed, vote blue.

 -If you want to see the economy morph back to what it was under Obama, vote blue.

 -If you’re not happy with our oil and gas boom, vote blue.

 -A blue could very well turn our nation into another California.

If you have the answer as to how and why people will vote blue, please enlighten me, because I really need it!

How Bad Will It Get?

 As I was growing up, I witnessed (on TV) numerous riots take place across the country. It started with race riots and careened into Vietnam War protests. If I recall correctly (I was a teenager), as violent as those were, they didn’t seem to carry the personal vitriol we’re seeing today.

The new rage in protests these days includes invading public figures’ personal space with intimidating verbal assaults and even physical threats. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, The Homeland Security Advisor and the Attorney General of Florida have all been severely harassed recently during their private time in public places.

This week, we saw Charlie Kirk and Candace Owens (young conservatives who are frequent guests on Fox News) having breakfast in a café, where they were descended upon by a bunch of Antifa punks, and driven outside while they were verbally assaulted. Kirk was doused with water and had an egg thrown at him. These Einsteins are so bright, they were chanting “F white supremacy …” and Candice Owens is black!

Can you imagine if a group of conservatives walked into restaurant and harassed two young liberals, one being a black woman, while they were eating breakfast, forcing them outside with water and eggs being thrown at them?  Oh, my gosh, the left-wing media would be crying hate crime and calling for prison sentences.

I just don’t get it, I really don’t. The hypocrisy of these actions against public figures is front and center. How can they oppose supremacy, suppression, mistreatment of others and hate, while treating people the very same way? Like I alluded to, intelligence doesn’t seem to be their strong point.

 The Same Nonsense With MyPillow Guy?  

Last week, Stephen Smith, one of our contributing writers wrote a piece about the perils of selling for the MyPillow Company.

“So, how is it that the “OMG” part of this story comes out while I was in conversation with a salesman promoting the MyPillow products? The company’s sales provide an honest livelihood for MyPillow Inc. employees, generate charitable giving, and the CEO is an honorable man of faith. Sadly, the salesman has found himself victim to the end of civility, and perhaps a witness to the beginning of the end of our civil society. While performing his work duties, he has been verbally attacked, his product disparaged and his CEO reviled because Mike Lindell is a Conservative, and not an enemy of President Trump.”

 I didn’t think much about it until I received an email from a couple who are friends of mine and read the article and sell MyPillow Products on a roving basis around the country.

“Doug, You have no idea how stupid people can be to sales reps in general, but put our MyPillow shirt on, and we become a lightning rod for stupidity. It is so bad in Southern California, that we have opted to work for my pillow in other states.”

 These are kind and generous people, who because of the company they work for are harassed the same way those public figures have been. This is wrong on so many levels. It’s disturbing, sickening and seems as though it won’t end anytime soon.

Smith’s article went on to read: “Imagine what the salesman must feel. He is selling an honest product at an honest price that benefits the customer – from a company that is a responsible member of the community – and he is attacked because the company that he represents is not an enemy of the President of the United States. The patrons of the store felt free to uncivilly verbally assault him and the products he represents.

 This nonsense is repulsive. I can only hope and pray that when my grandkids are grown, this crap will be way behind us, but I fear it will only be worse.

Quips, Quotes & Headlines:

 “Rest assured San Francisco residents, the city has a plan. The Board of Supervisors has heard the cry from the people and has leapt into action. By moving to ban plastic straws, cocktail drink swords, and plastic stirrers. That’s right, disease-infested needles that can kill a person with a deadly virus are welcomed and taxpayer funded – but an olive on a cocktail sword will soon be illegal.”  (Printus Le Blanc, Fox News)

*With the incoming governor on the horizon, how much worse will this type of thing get? One can only imagine. (Me)

The left’s attack on whiteness comes from many vantage points, but it has a single purpose. It seeks to convince whites themselves that their whiteness unjustly confers symbolic and real privileges — access to better schools and safer neighborhoods; standards of beauty and intelligence that favor them. The ultimate objective in stigmatizing whiteness is to intensify racial tension.”  (John Perazzo, Author)

“We’re undergoing a Maoist-like Cultural Revolution — with the power of the corporate mass media, corporate social media, the academy, most of corporate America, the deep state, the shadow government, and most of the legal apparatuses behind it. Anti-western, anti-individual, anti-Christian, anti-liberty monsters are ravaging our cultural legacies as well as our contemporary arts and letters. Our entire culture is under siege and undergoing an utter and relentless social justice dismantling. Leftist totalitarianism is running amok. We’re on the precipice of completely losing our culture, the benefits of western civilization, and the entire legacy of western civilizational history. A major resurgence and counter attack is necessary and soon.” (Michael Rectenwald, Professor at NYU)

 *In other words, it’s a mess, and this writer thinks we need to take action now!  (Me)

“Iran crowds reportedly chant ‘death to the dictator!’ as US sanctions increase economic unrest.” (Headline)

*I have a friend who grew up in Iran, and while he doesn’t have a problem with the sanctions, he is concerned about his family’s living conditions over there – which have deteriorated over the years. He is really concerned about what will happen to the protesters, because the corrupt regime has no qualms with killing, maiming and torturing those who go against them.  (Me)

“The Republicans have now won 8 out of 9 House Seats, yet if you listen to the Fake News Media you would think we are being clobbered. Why can’t they play it straight, so unfair to the Republican Party and in particular, your favorite President!”  (President Trump)

“Lovely Woman: Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky Democrat, jokes Rand Paul can be beaten: Just ask his neighbor.”  (Laura Ingraham)

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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.

One Response to “Doug’s Rant”

  1. Doug,

    I could, and I am almost certain that someone will, take on this “rant” point by point…but to what end? You won’t change your mind because some guy on the internet tells you to.

    What I can say that might have an ounce of effect is that you have fallen into a well-worn American political trap that is akin to tunnel vision.

    Go hang out with new people in new places. Travel and see the world a bit more. Listen to their music, eat their food (and offer some of yours). Then let it settle in that if you have done this the right way, probably half of the people you encountered are “the left”.

    They aren’t so bad, are they? They don’t all scream at people they don’t like. They aren’t all fringe fanatics.

    Doesn’t it just grind your gears when “the right” all get lumped into the same group? Don’t you feel misrepresented and ignored?

    It’s easy to sit behind a keyboard and rant away in your own paper about the lack of civil discourse and completely misrepresent somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 million people. It is only slightly more difficult, yet wildly more fun and enlightening, to get out and be in the world trying new things and meeting new people outside of your own circle.

    There’s your civil discourse. And there’s “the left”. And the right. And the middle. All in one big pot just trying to get through life as best they can.

    I eagerly await your new column, “Doug’s Discoveries”, where you enlighten us all with your revelatory experiences instead of contributing to the vitriol and demeaning half of America.

    One foot out the door…

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