Doug’s Rant

| Doug's Rants | March 7, 2019

Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show:

Some of you may remember a band by that name from the ’70s. I’m not sure if they were a one-hit-wonder, but the only song I recall from them was entitled “On the Cover of the Rolling Stone” (magazine, that is). The song was tongue-in-cheek, lamenting that the band couldn’t get their picture on the (very coveted) cover of the iconic magazine.

Well, lo and behold, some 45 years after the hit song, look who made the cover of the March issue of Rolling Stone magazine. It was none other than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar and Jahana Hayes. (I wonder if Katie Hill was envious). The headline reads “Women Shaping the Future.”

Oh my, if these women are shaping our future, we’re in a heap of trouble!  I don’t know much about Hayes, other than that she comes from an educational background, but the other three… are the magazine staff serious right now?

-A.O.C. (as the media affectionately calls her) is an idealistic liberal who seems to not have a lick of common sense, and now could be in some serious legal trouble regarding campaign funds that were laundered through her boyfriend’s company.


-Ilhan Omar is another gem of a liberal who has the irritating decorum of a bull in a china shop. She is in trouble with her house brethren for anti-Semitic remarks she made in an official capacity.

-What can I say about Nancy Pelosi that wouldn’t cause liberals to accuse me of “name-calling?” (Even though the names I would use are very apropos to her.)

If these ladies really are shaping the future, it will be a messed up, upside down country for sure.                 

These People, I Tell Ya:

I’m calling bull-manure on the nonsense I’ve been hearing from liberal Trump-haters that drives me absolutely nuts. It’s one thing to disagree with the president on issues and to point out those differences, but to just shout out rubbish personal attacks without facts is complete chicken crap.

Hillary Clinton:

“This is a time, my friends, when fundamental rights, civic virtue, freedom of the press, the rule of law, truth, facts and reason are under assault, And make no mistake, we are living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy.”

I won’t mention here the incredible hypocrisy of this woman with all of her past legal indiscretions. Her classified emails left for the whole world to see while she was Secretary of State could have resulted in a real full-fledged crisis, not the made-up one in her mind she delusionally sees today.

More Hillary:

“When racist and white supremacist views are lifted up in the media and the White House, when hard-fought-for civil rights are being stripped back.”

Bernie Sanders:

“Today we talk about justice, today we talk about racism. 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. What a president is supposed to do is bring us together. We have a president intentionally, purposely trying to divide us up by the color of our skin, by our gender, by the country we came from, by our religion and our sexual orientation.”

Kirsten Gillibrand:

“What’s happening in this country is devastating. President Trump has created such divisions, such darkness, such hate, and we need someone who can restore what has been lost, that moral integrity, that leadership in the world.”

The Shame of it All: 

This is such cowardly crap (my apologies if I’m using the c-word too much, but this really does drive me bat-c**p-crazy) without regard for the truth. It’s just plain wrong.  If these people really think this is true, they should have the maturity and professionalism to back these outrageous claims with specific examples.

Their foolish stupidity is further enhanced by what they don’t say. How can there be a “full fledged crisis,” a “president who divides by color of skin” and “such darkness, such hate” when so many indicators point otherwise? Facts of his accomplishments, including initiating a program to fix workplace skill gaps, create opportunity zones, raise middle class incomes, and establish tax reform benefits and raise wages, which haven’t happened since the early ‘70s, are completely ignored.  

Of course, with all the cries of racism and divisiveness from these people regarding the president, there is no mention of record-low unemployment levels for women and people of color. Does that sound like the type of president Hillary, Bernie and Kerstin are purporting he is?  I wish these people would grow the freak up, try to be the professional leaders they think they are and show they have at least a half a brain!

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

-Democrat-controlled House committee requests documents from 81 Trump associates in new probe

House Dems launch expansive Trump probe with slew of document requests

-CNN’s Ana Navarro: Trump’s presidential victory was rigged by Russians

-Dems taking aim at impeachment

7 different House committees plan on investigating Trump   


-Nielsen declares migration crisis ‘spiraling out of control,’ warns it will get ‘even worse’

-Federal government has hit its borrowing limit – today – not clear when lawmakers will raise debt ceiling

-US Federal borrowing limit kicks back in, freezing national debt

-Treasury to run out of money in September unless Congress acts, CBO says

No end to Federal overspending is in sight

Do these contrasting headlines show where the Dems’ priorities are? You bet they do, and it’s not with our best interests mind. These guys and gals should get their minds out of the Trump-hating gutter that is putting very important issues on the back burner while they engage in soothing their “get Trump” souls.

A Venezuelan Thought:

As I see the horrible living conditions in Venezuela with people having to eat from garbage bins just to stay alive, and the brutal dictator who is blocking precious food and medicine from getting to his people, I got to thinking, why don’t we just go in there, take this guy out or capture him? It needs to be done ASAP in the name of getting those poor folks out of human hell.

Oh, “we can’t do that” many are saying. But, I say we did it with the dictator of Panama in 1989, why can’t we do it with this same type of bastard today?  Obviously, we felt there was an urgent need back then to take a military risk to get it done, and if this isn’t an extremely urgent need to help the Venezuelan folks today, I’m not sure what would be.

Quips Quotes & Headlines: 

“On the eve of the special counsel’s report, the Democrats’ ‘Russian collusion’ narrative is fading for one reason: because there was no collusion. It was a political conspiracy theory. To say the case “fell apart” would be kind—because there never was a case from the beginning.”   (Rep. Mark Meadows)

“As Collusion Delusion crashes & burns, Donald Trump is soaring among Republicans & Independents. At 46% & surging his approval is about highest ever. That’s why he can call collusion what it is: Bullsh*t  (Geraldo Rivera)

Liberals: $5 Billion for a border wall is an outrageous amount of money! Same Liberals: $93 Trillion for a green new deal is a real bargain!”  (Dan Bongino)

“Speaking of reparations for American slavery, Eric Holder’s mother is from New Jersey, but his father is from Barbados. Does Holder get half a check?”  (Larry Elder)

Kirsten Gillibrand says she expects bipartisan support for the Green New Deal (Headline)

*Bipartisan Support?! This woman wants to be president with that kind of analytical judgment?    (Me)

Michael Cohen spectacle overshadows Korea summit (Headline)

*Yeah, especially on CNN & MSNBC, where the joy of Cohen’s testimony resulted in bodily fluids flowing so heavily down their legs they didn’t even notice the summit.  (Me)

Letters to the Ranter:


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In the lead article in last week’s Gazette, Mark Meuser reportedly says that the new voting system will allow voters to mail in ballots that must be received no later than three days AFTER the election.  Then later, he is quoted as saying that we are going to know who won on election day.  The hanky-panky in very close elections will be going on in those three days and beyond after the election — just as usual.  Please advise. Also, Lujan vs Ferdman.  My head is exploding.  Great stuff!  Very OP Tom.


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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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