I Just Don’t Understand Women:
You probably thought this headline was me referring to my wife, girlfriends from the ancient past, or maybe even female bosses and employees I’ve had over the years. Of course, the preceding did cause me to scratch my head in bewilderment a countless number of times (especially my wife of 35 years), but, I’m not sure if it was because they’re women, as many-a-male have caused my teeth to clench over the years.
My recent misunderstanding of women stems from the Women’s Marches, including the one that descended on the nation last week. Like I’ve written before, maybe I’m not tuned into these issues, because not one woman I have come in contact with over the course of my daily living has ever voiced her concerns to me about the matters the marching ladies are consumed with.
Perhaps if a lady acquaintance or two would provide me with instances of their lives being affected by these wrongs, I could get a better handle on them. But, to me, it just radiates liberal emotionalism, like they are looking for a way to feel better by yelling at the wind. It reminds me of what Ocaiso-Cortez said a few days ago: “The world is going to end in twelve years if we don’t address climate change.”
How does anyone take nonsense like that seriously? It’s like the signs some of the marching ladies held during the marches: “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance,” “Glass Ceilings are meant to be broken,” “Your Laws Will Destroy the Dreams of Millions,” “I’ve seen better cabinets at Ikea,” “Women are the Wall & Trump Will Pay,” (Reader beware with the following) “Keep Your Politics Off My Pussy,” and “Pussy Power.” I mean, come on, how about standing for something that at least sounds mature and makes some sense?
Agenda Worth Fighting For?
Some of their agenda this time around was for Universal Healthcare, Reproductive Rights, LGBTQ+ Rights (I know what LGBT stands for; I need someone to fill me in on what the Q is for) and the Decriminalization of Sex Work.
-I understand their desires for universal healthcare. Most left-leaners want that, but like most of them, none of the women say anything about how to pay for it.
-Aren’t women’s reproductive rights already strong in eyes of the law?
-I’m not sure of the severity of LGBTQ+ rights being violated. The gay folks I know and have known over the years never expressed problems about their rights being violated. They live their lives doing the best they can as Americans, with same problems heterosexual couples face. It seems as though the protestors were just looking for buzz-type issues to emotionally vent their displeasure, without explaining the facts of the actual problem.
-This one really gets me: The decriminalization of sex work. Say what?! These ladies, who want pride instilled in all women and who are eagerly seeking respect and dignity, also want it to be legal for women to sell their bodies for sex? Color me confused on this one. Someone please tell me how the two equate.
Other Marching Issues:
It was described as loud screams, like at a rock concert, when Katie Hill took the stage in L.A. The same writer declared that her election “benefited from a wave of volunteers inspired by the women’s marches and other resistance actions against Trump.” I beg to differ; Katie’s election benefited from the millions of dollars that Michael Bloomberg and the Democratic Party shoved her way!
“This year’s rally is different because the effects of the partial shutdown can be felt all the over the country.” While it’s horrible that federal employees are not being paid, they are actually a small percentage of our population, and how that can be “felt all over the country” is beyond me. Sounds like another one of their empty issues.
“We are shocked by the actions of the Trump administration and deeply impacted by it cruel motivations.” Oh, she must be referring to the record number of minorities and WOMEN who are employed at record numbers due to the Trump administration.
At one rally, a balloon depicting Trump as a giant orange baby in a diaper floated over the crowd. This hypocrisy drives me bat-crap-crazy. If the Tea Party rallied and floated a balloon of Obama in a diaper, the mainstream media would have wet their pants, expelling passionate cries of blatant racism.
Is That All They Got?
As the number of Dems jumping into the presidential nomination free-for-all multiplies almost daily, I have been franticly looking to see what their plan and pitch is to overtake Trump in almost two years. Sure, I’ve seen the usual left-leaning talking points being used as campaign promises, like create a cap-and-trade commodity market for carbon emissions, ban new drilling on federal lands, make public higher education debt-free, make childcare more affordable and accessible, and move to a universal, government-run health care system within four years.
They all seem to be banking on their hate for President Trump resonating with voters. And, to help accomplish that, they are pulling the race card.
Seen and Heard:
“We’ve learned the last two years it doesn’t take much to awaken hate,” “Whites are often blind to racism around them,” “White America has to admit there’s still a systematic racism and it goes almost unnoticed by so many of us,” “We have a hater in the White House, the grand wizard of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue,” and “I must tell you it gives me no pleasure to tell you that we now have a president of the United States who is a racist.”
Of course, there are no facts to back up these claims and no mention of the record number of minorities who are employed these days.
Identity Politics Woes:
While the Dems attack Trump on racial stuff, their own party is seeing identity politics creep in as they try to decide which identity is best suited for them to gain victory in 2020. They seem to be struggling with the need for a minority candidate, versus an old white guy or woman with party and political experience.
Seen and Heard:
“I am not sure it is time to nominate a white man,” “A white candidate might get extra kudos if he or she can speak authentically to the issues of discrimination,” “It would not be a good look for the party if the front runners remain exclusively white men,” “If three white men are still at the top next January, that would be a cause for concern if no serious candidates of color emerge.”
At this point in the rant, I think it’s apropos to point out what Larry Elder (who happens to be black) said about racism in America:
“I think we’ve been training black people to think racism is a bigger deal, and I think the reason that the left wants that is because of votes and power. As long as black people believe that race and racism are the major problem in America, you’ve got that 95 percent, monolithic black vote, without which the Democratic Party cannot survive.”
“Do you have some sort of illness that stops you from seeing ANYTHING wrong with this administration? You still complain about Obama several years later, but say nothing about all the broken promises and outright lies committed by this one. It’s just kind of pathetic.”
“Great job Doug!”
“I love Doug’s rant”
“Reading your attempt to spin 800,000 people being out of work as a positive is flat out stupid. It goes beyond disagreeing at this point. You’re trying to make something horrible happening to people a good thing in an attempt to kiss Trumps ass. You’re a joke, and not even an entertaining one.”
“Last week he had to look up the definition of the word “misogynist” so he could write about it. This week, he had to look up “good” (and still got it wrong). Next week: “the.”
“That was such an easy read because I’ve read his before so all I had to do was read the opening question and know the answer. Time saver!”
“Why do they allow him to post?”
Quotes, Quips & Headlines:
“There’s no question Kavanaugh committed perjury during the confirmation hearings and so forth, I think the Judiciary Committee is likely to take that up.” Rep. Joe Neguse, D-Colo.
Lady Gaga stops performance to slam Trump, Pence and his wife (Headline)
*Just shut up and sing. That’s what people pay to hear you do. Don’t shove your politics down the throats of a captive audience who only came to be entertained. (Me)
In shutdown fight with Trump, Dems reject immigration deal they once sponsored (Headline)
*Yep, and they’re also on record supporting a wall. What changed? They are selfishly being motivated by their hate for President Trump, good representative leadership and maturity, huh? (Me)
“Schumer and Pelosi were so bad the other night that the president ought to sort of pay them to go on TV once a week, because if that’s the future of the Democratic Party, then it’s going to be a very long election for the Democrats in 2020.” (Newt Gingrich)
Online poll: 74 percent of Dems interested in voting for Ocasio-Cortez for president (Headline)
*I’m rantless on this one (Me)
Letters to the Ranter:
Read your rag cos it’s delivered (I’d never order it). It provides a look under the hood, like secretly being in the kkk. it’s wonderful to watch you squirm as you go down. Keep it up squirmy!
I read your rant for the same reasons I occasionally listen to Limbaugh or watch Fox News. Naturally, as a proud and patriotic progressive thinker (You probably think that’s an oxymoron.), I disagree with most of your writing. I don’t usually respond, but your recent statement, “History has taught us that when social and economic ills are attempted to be artificially fixed, it causes more problems than it solves.” is so clearly false and inane that I must ask you, what does “artificially fixed” mean to you?
The obvious fact is that labor unions, social security, medicare, safety and environmental regulations, as well as such mundane “fixes” as stop signs and speed limits could be considered «artificial». However, these intrusions on liberty are necessary in order to protect citizens from excessive danger and the unbridled greed of laissez-faire capitalism. I think History has taught us that if social and economic ills are not addressed, the results are catastrophic. With prayers for your evolution,
Just read this week’s rant. Good stuff. The things going on now really trouble me. And now DT proposes DACA stuff and they still won’t deal. I fear for our country. The Gazette is one of the few voices of reason left. Hollywood is beyond out of control. Your head would literally explode by noon Monday on a typical week of mine.