My second favorite Signal columnist, Josh Heath graced readers this past week with his liberal musings and as usual had me scratching my head. Maybe it’s just me, but as intelligent as Josh is, I can’t help thinking that some day when he has a wife and kids, owns a home, has two car payments and is paying out the nose in taxes to support the liberal causes he touts now, he might just change his way of thinking and come on over to the other side.
Anyway, his column included “Franklin Roosevelt built a modern welfare state not with help from conservatives, but by overcoming their bitter opposition.”
Well, no kidding. Conservatives of the day knew the impending disaster of a welfare state and it has turned out to be one of the worst things that could have happened to this country. While it may have been needed to help people during the depression, it has spiraled out of control since then, creating a whole class of folks who know of no other way to garner income.
Further on Heath wrote, “Once Ronald Reagan came on the scene they quickly reverted back to form and embraced a strident conservative vision.”
He’s darn right we did and it was the best thing that could have happened at the time, especially coming on the heels of Jimmy Carter. Many of Reagan’s policies are what Trump has implemented these days, showing once again that “strident conservatism” is what’s best for all of us.
“For today’s GOP is not motivated by friendship, they seek victory. The right wishes to destroy the Democratic Party and enact as pure an agenda as possible.”
I almost lost my breakfast with this one, talk about the pot calling the kettle black! What we are seeing these days from the left is nothing but pure hatred for President Trump and his supporters; with an overwhelming desire to destroy anything that is remotely right of them. They are pushing hard to enact an agenda that is far from common sense and could cause so such damage it’s baffling and scary.
Wait, there’s more. “We must beat the GOP in enough elections to the point where they realize, like what happened during Roosevelt’s era, that they have to accept progressive policy in order to politically survive.”
We ain’t accepting any kind of progressive crap that will do much more harm than good. We will stand and politically fight until the majority of Americans realize what’s best for them. If it takes another round of a progressive government in power for that majority to see the ills of the Dem’s ways, we’ll be right there to point it out to them and point back to now, showing the conservative way is definitely the right and American way to go!
And finally; “How did conservatives treat him (Obama) in return? With sheer and utter hatred, called him a Kenyan, obstructed his entire program and routinely shut down the government as a means of getting their way.”
Wow, we could use almost all of those same words to describe how the Dems treat Trump, but with much worse name calling such as Hitler, racist, two-bit wall salesman, big hairy orange villain, crotch-fondling slab of rancid meatloaf, narcissistic serial con-artist and more. If Obama would have been depicted with a noose around his neck in the same way Trump was depicted with a bloody severed head, we all know what kind of racial hell would have rained down.
Besides that we didn’t see the Bush Administration taking numerous law-breaking, covert actions to derail Obama’s presidency the way Obama’s administration did with Trump, now did we?
As much as I like the job President Trump is doing I find it very disappointing he is not even mentioning the national debt that has the potential to tear this nation apart at the seams. Maybe it’s because he knows the manure he would take when announcing the numerous program cuts and streamlining of government procedures that’s necessary to even begin to get us out of the horrible debt mess. The thing is he doesn’t seem to let harsh criticism get to him on other stuff, so why not this?
I have a feeling if Dodgers’ pitcher Fernando Valenzuela pitched a no-hitter in this day and age and Vin Scully exclaimed like he did back then, “if you have a sombrero throw it to the sky,” he would be raked over the coals for insensitive, politically incorrect use of words and liberals would be calling for him to be fired?
The left went bonkers when President Trump had tanks in D.C. for his 4th of July speech, with some of the most idiotic comments imaginable said by the talking heads on CNN and MSNBC. What I don’t get is why those same critics haven’t cried foul when fighter jets fly over stadiums all over the country during the national anthem before football and baseball games. What’s the difference for these Trump-hating, anti-America pundits that freaked out over a few military tanks at a Fourth of July event? I color this one pathetic.
Is just me or does anyone notice that during earthquakes and wild fires there isn’t different opinions between conservatives, liberals, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists and LGBTQ+ folks? I find it somewhat ironic how that all goes out the window when basic survival and comfort is at risk.
It reminds me of Maslow’s 5 hierarchies of needs we learned about in Psychology 101.
- Physical needs 2. Safety needs 3. Love and belongingness needs 4. Esteem needs 5. Self-actualization needs
It’s easy to see why the first two “needs” kick in during emergency crises, but it’s also easy to see how the next three “needs” are what can really screw us up in more ways then one.
Quotes, Quips and Headlines:
Pete Buttigieg inspires gay pride, but not 100% confidence. (Headline)
*I’m not touching this one, I’ve gotten in enough hot water for gay pride rants lately (Me)
Starbucks shop boots police officers because customer “did not feel safe” around them. (Headline)
*They sure as heck would want them there to make their snow flake butts feel safe if there was armed robbery going on! (Me)
U.S. may hit debt limit sooner than expected. (Headline)
*Maybe this will get the President’s attention. (Me)
“I admit that I was wrong about Trump. He’s not a clown, and he is delivering on his promises. He’s a businessman, entertainer, and now the president that I didn’t want but now think we need.” (Gary Varvel, cartoonist and columnist for the Indianapolis Star)
*Many more are coming around to this guy’s way of thinking based on recent approval ratings. (Me)
“I think the economy is doing great, and it’s particularly reaching populations that heretofore had very bad problems in terms of jobs and employments and the opportunities that come with employment. African-American unemployment is at its lowest level… I give the president a lot of credit for moving the economy in a positive direction that’s benefiting a large amount of Americans.” (Robert Johnson, Black Entertainment Television founder and longtime Democrat)
*Cory Booker and Kamala Harris aren’t going to like this guy much now. (Me)
“This isn’t dissent. It’s not disagreement. You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship. Your very own dictatorship.
It’s not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an ‘insurance policy’ against Trump winning the election. It’s not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition.
It’s not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media.
It’s not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win – did.” (The late Dr. Jack Devere Minzey, was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University)
*This gentleman was 90 years old when he wrote the preceeding, hope I can rant like this if I get to be his age (Me)
Letters to the Ranter:
You gotta love Josh Heath’s Opinion piece in the 7/9/19 Signal. As a future professor, he won’t just drink the cool-aid, he’ll be serving it — so long as it is given to him. Tom
Is Linda Horton (“Missing Doonesbury” letter to 7/6/19 Signal) related to Gary Horton? If so — my 11/30/18 cartoon (below) might explain why there is such a need for comic strip support for Gary’s views. Trudeau is Gary’s fact checker. (Gazette Cartoonist)