Doug’s Rant

| Doug's Rants | February 7, 2019

The State of My Head:

 I wasn’t going to watch The State of the Union Address because Chuck Schumer said it was hooey before he even read or heard it. And hey, if Chucky says it, it must be so, right?  However, I did tune in and thought the president hit a home run, but then was thoroughly confused when I read what Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said about it: “Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future. We’re flying without a pilot.”  After reading her quote, I was thinking she must have watched an Obama speech re-run.

If Alexandria was listening Tuesday night, she must have misunderstood President Trump as she sat sneering when he talked about 5.3 million new jobs being created, wages rising at the fastest pace in decades, 5 million Americans lifted off food stamps and unemployment reaching the lowest rate in half a century.

Surely she understood the part about African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment reaching the lowest levels ever recorded. What didn’t she get about companies coming back in large numbers as a result of reducing taxes and regulations? I would ask Miss Cortez, what is so hard about understanding the U.S. is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. We’re flying without a pilot? Really?

Shouldn’t Be, Can’t Be, Never Will Be?


One of my favorite lines from the president’s speech was, “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” If looks could kill, Ocasio-Cortez would be sitting in jail on assassination charges after he said that.

This is what I wrote the morning before the speech:

The ladies launching their presidential campaigns would make Joseph Stalin and Hugo Chavez proud with the socialistic rhetoric they’ve been spewing out. While it might make Joe and Hugo proud, it scares the bejeebers out of me. Over the last two years, we’ve heard the left screaming that President Trump is like Hitler, but it seems to me these socialists who want to be our next president are much more aligned with Hitler than Trump would ever think about being.

These were some of Hitler’s key issues he used to gain the German’s trust:       Employment for all, education for all, nationalized healthcare, gun control, legal abortion.

Sound familiar? It’s the same stuff we’re hearing from the likes of Kamala Harris.  This is a quote of Hitler’s that sounds eerily similar to what Elizabeth Warren preaches: “We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak with it’s unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property.

This next Hitler quote makes me wonder if the socialist candidates of our day are already utilizing Hitler’s strategies: “If you wish the sympathy of the broad masses, you must tell them the crudest and most stupid things.”

Oh Say Can They See Venezuela? 

Remember when actor Sean Penn used to gush all over Hugo Chavez when he ruled Venezuela? He claimed Hugo was the best leader ever and the United States should follow his lead for the sake of the American people. It would be interesting to hear how Penn thinks Chavez’s policies are working out now. My guess is he still thinks those socialistic policies are great stuff and what’s happening in Venezuela today is an anomaly.

The lady lib candidates must be thinking the same way (I guess they’re not aware of the problems in France and Greece) as they crow about the wonders of government being the savior of the people in all aspects of living. I just don’t get it. These ladies are all savvy, intelligent human beings. Do they really think deep down this kind of governing is what works best, or are they selfishly using it as a way to gain power by playing on Americans’ emotions?

Waiting for Bernie:

When is Brother Bernie going to join in the fun? When he does, he’ll be doubling down on what his lady competitors have been proclaiming – not only free health care, free college, and taxing the rich more, but touting limiting private property. And, that could pave the way for turning private property into social property through heavy taxation and limiting the right of inheritance, so the government gets land and gives land to the unfortunate. Also, he will promote the idea of employing workers in national workshops and factories on national sites.

Bernie, Kamala, Elizabeth and Mrs. Gillibrand are cut from the same cloth, and it’s the cloth from the wolf  in sheep’s clothing. They are aiming for a utopia that voters will buy into, and then, when it’s too late, the whole thing will come crashing down. They want to tax the tar out of us for their fantasy land until people run of money, and then the government runs out of money.

The next thing you know, regular government services have to be cut, the economy bites the dust and havoc descends upon the land.  This is the same thing that can result when the national debt over takes us. If these socialists have their way, we could have a double whammy exploding in our face.

Facebook Fans:

Ranter’s Note: These are in response to a letter submitted to the Gazette by a reader last week, regarding David Barlavi and posted on Facebook.

“I think it’s disgusting that Doug Sutton is trying to use this as a smear of David Barlavi. Actually, I thought Barlavi’s explanation of why he does to be beautiful and inspiring. I imagine that African-American parents in the district would be touched to see that one of their school board members thinks their lives and well-being matter enough to remember while honorably pledging allegiance to our flag.”

“David Barlavi’s tribute reminds me of the famous photo, from the 1968 Olympics. Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in solidarity with the civil rights movement during that tumultuous time, just months after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. This moment outraged the “Doug Suttons” of that era as well. Now it stands as a powerful moment in American history.”

“Peter Norman’s support for Carlos and Smith cost him more than a pair of gloves. He was derided by many in Australia and around the world — people like “Doug Sutton,” who consider his support for black equality to be a betrayal. He should have gone home a celebrated, medal-winning Olympian, but his principles and support of his fellow athletes made him a pariah to many. He was sneered at, hate was fomented against him, much as The Gazette is trying to smear and degrade David Barlavi now.”

“I share this story because it reminds me so much of The Gazette’s effort to shame David Barlavi, who patiently explained the reason for his raised fist in an interview with them. The question is — who deserves to be ashamed over this? The answer is Doug Sutton — and all who try to use this as a way of stirring hate and intolerance in our community.”

“Note that Doug Sutton recently published a “rant” declaring himself a “proud nationalist” (with descriptions that mislead about what that movement actually means.) He also called himself “a defender of the problem of whiteness.” This is the kind of bullsh*t that should make our community ashamed.”

Quotes, Quips & Headlines:

“The political climate in Venezuela is extremely volatile right now. The people of this once-rich country have suffered greatly under the current leadership for years. There is a severe shortage of food and medicines, and the country is on the brink of a civil war.   (Franklin Graham)

“Socialism ALWAYS results in death, destruction, and depravity. Get the Democrats on the record now regarding where they stand on Venezuela, and socialism. We deserve an answer!”  (Dan Bongino)

Why the denial by silence from the socialist Dems regarding the effects of socialism in Venezuela?   (Me)

US prepares to start building portion of Texas border wall (Headline)

Uh oh, better hope Nancy doesn’t find out about this.  (Me)

“The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot, according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway. Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone.

Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared. Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds. Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.

 I must apologize, I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922 as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 96 years ago. This must have been caused by Model T Ford emissions or possibly from horse farts.”  (Ted Nugent)

Letters to the Ranter:


Congratulations on being intellectually blessed!  Rant on!    Stephen


The Catholic Church needs to excommunicate Cuomo. If they don’t they are pandering to Satan himself.  Tom


Hail Satan! Abort everyone!  Alex


I was reading your rant about the Gov. Of New York being so happy & celebrating the fact that he got a bill passed allowing abortion just days ahead of natural birth. I am so with you as how this should not be an occasion that would call for celebration. It further bothers me that a mother could carry a baby for 9 months & feel its lively body inside of her kicking & squirming & desiring to kill it at birth. This person must be extremely selfish. Further I would think that once this less than  human being matures that this evil deed will haunt her for the rest of her life.

 All this is bad enough but further in this same comments to your rant some left leaning person wrote in to criticize you & the issues you stand for. I understand that not everybody thinks the same. What I don’t understand is why these same people have to stoop to name calling using language that is unprintable while at the same time bashing our president.

 I was not a fan of Obama but I never wrote or even voiced a bad word about him.In some countries people would be picked up & imprisoned for this kind of behavior. I imagine you must get a little depressed when you receive this kind of rhetoric. It must hurt even more to put such a hateful message in your paper & rant that you are undoubtedly very proud of. Keep up the good fight Doug. There are still many sensible folks here in the community that support you.  Dennis

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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 35 years, living in the Santa Clarita Valley for over 20 years, raising their 3 sons here.

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