What A Speech It Was!
Excellent State of the Union speech by our president Tuesday evening, in my book it was a grand slam home run! I don’t care if one hates Donald Trump, they can’t deny facts, because facts are facts and facts are –capitalism–reduced regulations–lower taxes and conservative thinking have enabled the great things we’re seeing today in America.
As for Nancy Pelosi, what can I say, my Mom always told me “if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, don’t say anything at all.” Adding to that, I discourage and try hard to avoid name calling anywhere in this newspaper, but in this instance I’m throwing all of that out the window. Nancy is a ROYAL BITCH!!
What A Sunday It Was:
Super Bowl Sunday was an interesting day for me as it prompted some varying emotions in my ranting head. It started in the morning as I perused the main stream network talk shows that were full of biased gnashing of teeth over the pending acquittal of the president. They were also super excited about the Iowa caucuses for the Dems, the party their networks love so much.
Pardon me as I digress for a moment; we now know how bungled the caucus process turned out to be and it was rather delightful to see those same Dem loving talking heads go nuts over the debacle.
I like Tammy Bruce of Fox News take on the Iowa fiasco. “So when we talk about the chaos in Iowa, the immediate thing you think about is this group of people wanting more government, more control over your lives. And they couldn’t manage a caucus. This is a party where its major candidates are promoting things like Medicare-for-all, which is the complete and utter takeover of your lives.”
After gladly turning off the liberal loving talk shows, Super Bowl Sunday continued as we made our way to church. Towards the end of another good sermon by the pastor, things got emotionally interesting as he abruptly interrupted himself to take a bit of detour.
By way of background our church has what is called a “quilt ministry” where a group of ladies (including Mrs. Ranter) get together to make quilts to be given to adults and children who are suffering, generally from a serious illness. The quilts represent caring and prayer for those afflicted and many of them are not even an attendee of the church.
The pastor picked up a newly made quilt and said something along the lines of “this one is difficult for me.” He went on to explain someone had requested a quilt for someone who is struggling severely with grief as well as guilt. He admitted when he first heard of the quilt request his first reaction was no, I don’t think so, but after giving it serious thought he was convicted that for true loving and forgiving Christians it was absolutely the right thing to do.
The person the quilt was for is the mother of the Saugus High shooter, who as none of us can imagine, is dealing with HUGE emotional issues as she tries to move on with her life. The person at our church, who asked for the quilt to be made, works with the Mom and expressed how much emotional support she needs.
I can relate to the pastor’s dilemma and I admit my feelings towards the woman have not been positive. Then I thought back to our son and the horrible drug addiction he suffered from for three plus years. During that time he stole, lied, cheated, treated his family like crap, while wreaking havoc hell on everyone but his drug buddies (Thank God he has been clean and sober for almost four years with a wife, baby and promising career).
Of course he didn’t do what the shooter did, but it was no fault of his Mom and me he did the things he did. And I believe it is no fault of the mother what her son did that terrible day last November and the Mom deserves all the support, kindness and forgiveness she can get.
The Big Game Shame:
There weren’t a lot of dry eyes when the church service ended as we headed home waiting for the big game to start and what a game it was, until half time that is.
Look, I’m no prude and as a guy, well what can I say, it wasn’t the ugliest halftime show I’ve ever seen. But come on, how many parents across the nation changed the channel during the quasi soft porn show equipped with a striper’s pole and the shapely, half naked women gyrating to the beat of the music.
The halftime show bothered me on different levels. The question I’m left with is what do the #MeToo ladies and those women who demonstrated with pink vagina caps on, screaming for equality, think of sexually objectifying women as exhibited so obviously in the show? Did the half naked, hip bumping promote equality for women that many on the left are so desperate for?
I just don’t get it, how the mainstream media, Hollywood and who ever produces this stuff, thinks it was okay for prime time family viewing. Especially in light of the recent sex scandals in Hollywood (think Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby), so showing young girls and boys who only wanted to watch football that shaking half naked bodies is acceptable entertainment? Sexual type entertainment is not what we want to see on family programming, especially the most watched event of the year.
Franklin Graham said it well; “I don’t expect the world to act like the church, but our country has had a sense of moral decency on prime time television in order to protect children. We see that disappearing before our eyes. It was demonstrated in the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show—with millions of children watching. This exhibition was Pepsi showing young girls that sexual exploitation of women is okay. With the exploitation of women on the rise worldwide, instead of lowering the standard, we as a society should be raising it. I’m disappointed in Pepsi and the NFL.”
Irritating politics, emotional church service, baffling half time show and oh yea a great game….what a Sunday it was!
The Dem Candidates March On:
As Bernie, Pete, Elizabeth and Joe march on to New Hampshire (I assume Mr. Bloomberg will join them somewhere along the line) with all the vigor they can muster as they try to out lib each other, I’m left with conservative, common sense, head shaking bewilderment.
Elizabeth reiterated during a town hall meeting her Secretary of Education nominee will have to be vetted by a 9-year-old trans child. Say what?
Her reasoning? “States should focus on funding public schools, not private ones – especially not ones that maintain anti-LGBTQ+ policies. We must ensure every kid, especially LGBTQ+ kids get a high quality public education.”
Elizabeth has railed against private school anti-LGBTQ+ policies such as requiring a student’s biological sex to determine the restroom they must use. She also doesn’t believe in adherence to a Christian view of marriage between one man and one woman. It’s her prerogative to have those views, but are those views important when considering who to vote for to become President?
Bernie Sanders is reportedly already prepping executive orders on open borders and abortion and I’m sure he’s salivating at the prospect of legislation for Medicare for all, a green new deal, free college, loan forgiveness and a GIANT tax increase that won’t come close to paying for all of his fantasies, but will make him feel better that he’s sticking it to the rich. Is this really a guy millions of Americans want to be our next president? That’s as scary as you know what.
Even Mr. Bloomberg is joining the gang with his “transgender rights should include federally funded sex change surgery and housing rights based on gender identity.” Oh my, is he going to try and legislate limits on sugar, fat and salt intake like he did as Mayor of New York City? These are great concepts to embrace (not) when determining who to vote for, right?
I don’t know what Joe’s thinking is or what he’s proposing because nothing he says makes any sense to me anyway.
Mayor Pete is touting; “It is a season for boldness and it is time to focus on the future.” Hmm, that reminds me of Obama’s “hope and change”, which was meaningless rhetoric that propelled him into the White House, you don’t think??, naw, can’t happen with Mayor Pete, right?
Quotes, Quips & Headlines:
“This day has been one of the most difficult days in recent memory for me, because I’ve known this moment was coming in the program today, I’m sure that you all know by now that I really don’t like talking about myself and I don’t like making things about me. … The one thing that I know that has happened over the 31-plus years of this program is that there has been an incredible bond that has developed between all of you and me.
So, I have to tell you something today that I wish I didn’t have to tell you. It’s a struggle for me because I had to inform my staff earlier today. I can’t help but feel that I’m letting everybody down with this. But the upshot is that I have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. (Rush Limbaugh)
*Sad news, I’ve been a Rush follower for thirty years, I readily admit he has had a huge influence on me and my conservative values. (Me)
“If Rush can make it, the President should make him an honored guest for the State of the Union. Rush is an icon. He’s a rare figure who can walk off the stage at some point knowing the world is dramatically different, & better, because he was in it. Thank you Rush.” (Dan Bongino)
“Rush is the great teacher for Conservatism! Praying his voice will continue teaching for many more years to come! God bless and heal Rush!” (Linda on Twitter)
“Rush Limbaugh is an irreplaceable voice of Truth. I am truly praying.” (Greg on Twitter)
“Rush is the original, self-made conservative media entrepreneur rebel who defied establishment gatekeepers. Always a happy warrior. I’ll never forget his kindness over the years. Prayers up!” (Michelle Malkin)
“He’s changed the world and we will fight with him to beat cancer.” (Mark Levin)
“Rush Limbaugh is a National Treasure who has made a difference on the airwaves of America for 30 years. Rush, Karen and I will be joining millions across this Country in praying for your swift recovery. God Bless You!” (Vice President Mike Pence)
*I’m finding it irritating, shameful and sad that for every positive remark made about Rush there are nasty ones from left leaning folks who hate him because of his conservative views and are rejoicing he has this disease. I found it repulsive Nancy Pelosi looked up with distain at Rush when he received the Medal of Honor during The State of the Union speech. I find it even more repulsive A.O.C. called Rush a “racist” and Rob Reiner said “I loathe the f—ing man” and this was all after his cancer disclosure. Any decent human being would show compassion for someone who just found out they have a terminal disease despite their dislike for that person’s ideology and I find that sickenly disgusting. (Me)