What An Oscar Show It Was!
A show that reeked of left leaning celebrities who obviously ignore the fact their wealth is a result of full-fledged capitalism enabling Americans the means to spend dollars on the entertainment these people provide. Maybe if they realized Bernie Sanders type socialism could result in crimping their cash pipeline they would show a little love to one President Trump (That’ll never happen now will it)
This year’s show was in full liberal swing from the start with a veiled shot at Trump from Brad Pitt and later a quote from The Communist Manifesto by winners of an award for a movie produced by Barack Obama’s new film company (go figure).
The theme of the night seemed to be gender equality as the crowd went nuts whenever there was mention of women’s success in the industry. It had all of the ear marks of feel good emotion that ignores what’s really important in getting a job done successfully, without fussing over the gender or race of the person who is accomplishing the job.
The Answer Is?
The fanatical applause to female success during the show rekindled my puzzlement as to why a Bernie Sanders is riding high right now. His campaign promises evoke a feel good emotion in people who don’t understand the reality of the ramifications of promises of free stuff. (I’m reminded of the lady who exclaimed the day after Obama was elected “I don’t have to worry about my mortgage payment, I don’t have to worry about anything anymore!”)
We all have a tendency to follow the path of least resistance in our day to day living, but like a child who is spoiled rotten, it isn’t a good thing. While it feels good to the parents and child at the time, in the long run it can ruin the kid’s life.
I Don’t Wanna Do It:
I don’t wanna do it, but I gotta do it. It’s no secret I think President Trump is doing a terrific job as president of the union and I sincerely hope he is re-elected to keep up the great things he has done for the nation. But, no one is perfect and when the gentleman screws up, I would be remiss not to point it out.
The headline read; “Trump’s prayer breakfast jibes jolt many faith leaders” and in my book how he acted and what he said during the prayer breakfast was totally inappropriate. There’s a time and a place to rip your political opponents, even questioning their sincerity when it comes to their spiritual claims “I pray for the president every day” or “I swore an oath, before God, to exercise impartial justice (Pelosi & Romney).
The timing and manner of Trump’s remarks collided big time with the theme of the breakfast, which was “loving your enemies.” I know firsthand the powerful emotions that can overcome us when someone is trying to ruin our job, business, career and I learned the hard way when not to open my big mouth. The President should learn the same.
This one isn’t new and I feel like the boy who “cried wolf” over and over. As I’ve cried before, the insurmountable debt multiplying at an alarming rate is putting our country in perilous danger and should make every climate alarmist wake up and smell the real danger.
But I digress; it baffles me that with all of the common sense business acumen the president has brought to Washington, with obvious positive results, he continues to ignore the debt crisis like it doesn’t exist. As Joe Biden would say “come on man!”
I find it very disappointing President Trump and the Republican-led Senate are okay with a new budget with an estimated amount of close to $1 Trillion more than anticipated tax revenue. Trump would never accept a budget like this for his businesses, so why not treat our nation’s budget the same way?! Of course he is collared with a bunch of Dems crying foul over any type of spending reduction and that sure doesn’t help.
But, the president and his fellow Republicans could at least start screaming with warnings of the debt danger with the same vigor the Dems do with climate change, don’t you think?
A time-out here—-Maybe I’m barking up the wrong tree, could it be debt danger isn’t a crisis after all and that’s why precious few are sounding the alarm? I’m no economist, barely passing Econ 101 in school; I may need someone with the smarts of a Jim De Bree to set me on the right path.
This Should Get Interesting:
I’ve been ruminating and writing for a couple of years of the Obama Administration’s attempt to illegally derail the presidency of Donald Trump before it even started. While the country has been distracted by impeachment and Dem primaries, this scandal has been smoldering beneath the surface, but it looks like it could explode any week now.
The limited investigation in December by the Inspector General shed some nasty light on the shenanigans of Obama’s FBI & DOJ. Even the FBI Director who has been silent on the issue is now admitting his people screwed-up when applying for search warrants from the FISA court to spy on the Trump campaign.
Attorney General Bill Barr appears to be going full force in the investigation and his comments have pointed to big time trouble for big time officials under Obama for the attempted coup. You gotta figure the origins of this attempt came from high up the totem pole and many could come crashing down into legal hell. This dirty deed scandal could make impeachment look like a pimple on Republicans butt’s compared to the gaping wounds on the head and chest of Democrats.
Quotes, Quips & Headlines:
“Some say, How can you follow Jesus and Donald Trump? We are not following a man, we are shaping a movement. A better question to be asking, though, is what direction is the country heading? If a leader lacks Christian character but is pointing the nation back to God, is that a bad thing? If they are minimizing murdering babies and maximizing godly values, is that a bad thing? If they are being a terror to terrorists and making America secure, is that a bad thing? If they are honoring hard work and minimizing free handouts, is that a bad thing? God doesn’t judge a nation based on the character of one man; he judges it based on the spiritual health of her people. Never forget that.” (Shane Idleman, Pastor)
*Amen to that! (Me)
“A lot of people at home who have dogs or cats will call them pets and refer to themselves as owners and this implies that the animals are a possession, like a car for example. When you refer to animals not as the living beings as they are but as an inanimate object, it can reflect our treatment on these animals.” (Jennifer White of PETA explaining why the term “pet” is derogatory, claiming that it patronizes the animal).
*Huh? They’re dog and cats lady, they have no idea what we’re referring to them as; get a grip on real life. (Me)
“As the president’s impeachment trial began, Republican senators pledged an oath to defend the Constitution, today, 52 of them voted to betray that oath—and all of us. We’re entering dangerous territory for our democracy. It’ll take all of us working together to restore it.” (Hillary Clinton)
*Really Hillary, didn’t your mother tell you people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks? Or perhaps you’ve heard the expression “the pot calling the kettle black”? Maybe even the term “hypocrite”, because the felonies you committed make Trump’s benign behavior look like child’s play. You should keep your mouth shut and be thankful your butt isn’t in prison right now. (Me)
Jane Fonda Leads the Climate Change Chorus (Headline)
*Isn’t this the same women who patronized the enemy during the Viet Nam war? I hope this soothes her emotional ultra liberal soul as that did in the sixties. (Me)
I don’t do science, I don’t do the research, I’m not the wonk. But, I can pick up the signals from scientists and expand their voices, I think that’s the role of someone like me. (Jane Fonda)
*I think her role should be to just shut up and act! (Me)
“Bottom line, it takes the money of good people to pay for the bad choices made by others” (Patricia Suzanne, from her column in The Signal on 2/1)
*Better not tell that to the Dem candidates (Me)
Letters to the Ranter:
You nailed this one sir (last week). Thank you for being a sane and sensible voice of reason in our world that’s turned upside down! Keep it up brother! John
Does President TRUMP get to go after the demo brats for Obstruction of the PRESIDENT? Dan
I feel that the sick and depraved Nancy Pelosi tearing up President Trump’s speech was like tearing up the American Flag. Shame that this Country went through the Democrats lies and deceit for over 3 years. They need to be all replaced at the polls this Nov. 3. And the 25th District needs to go to a great American patriot Mike Garcia. No more leftist Democrats who don’t care about this district anymore. Phil
I used to vote Democrat, but in the last few years I have been appalled at the sick and immature behavior of the Democrats and their crybaby antics. They let their President Obama get away with real crimes, like having the IRS illegally target Conservative applications for tax status and spying on Republicans among other crimes. They have treated President Trump like dirt since before he became President and have not stopped since. That is why I will never vote Democrat again and support a great candidate for the 25th district Mike Garcia. Nancy Pelosi- when you ripped up President Trump legal documents at his state of the Union speech last week- I feel that you ripped up the American flag and stuck your middle finger to the American public. Some great hope exists. Watching C-Span last week after the President’s speech, all the folks who called in on the Democrats phone line were unanimous in their disgust at the behavior or Pelosi and the Democratic members of Congress who tried to humiliate Trump. They, like me will never vote Democrat again for any office they run for. There is hope after all. Raphael