Doug’s Rant

| Doug's Rants | March 12, 2020

It’s hard to concentrate on this stuff when I’m worried where my next roll of toilet paper is coming from, but somehow the rant must go on.

 The Chronic Torque Of My Shorts:  

There seems to be a never ending amount of stuff that has kept my shorts quite torqued recently (I know, imagine that).

Ranters Note: The following portion of the Rant was written this past Tuesday. Since then, it appears the wide spread cancellation of events marks a turn in the pandemic and is a more serious reaction than what I, at first, realized. Most experts still say the best defense is to wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick. While I may have downplayed the severity of the virus, it is still considered minor in healthy individuals and the risk is a healthy person passing it on to a person with a compromised immune system.

The virus thing is at the top of the list, I’m just baffled at the reaction of my fellow citizens to the media induced panic. Maybe I’m dense and just don’t get it, but why the run on bottled water, is the virus gonna infiltrate the water supply?


Over my years of working in newspaper offices there have been numerous times when many of us had nasty colds and we all felt like death warmed up. It started with one of us getting the cold virus and then it would spread throughout the ranks, did we cower and all run home to self quarantine? Heck no, we had a newspaper to get out, so we all sucked it up, suffered together and got the job done. Lo and behold after a week or so we all felt better and were no worse for the wear.

If I’m missing something here please let me know, because unless it’s the bubonic plague or one of those deadly virus’ we see in the movies, why should we panic and mess with day-to-day living, that can have negative financial impact for many folks?  I say get over it and go on with life, if you happen to get sick with any kind of virus deal with it, like we have our whole lives.

It sure doesn’t help when media fuels this emotional overreaction and what really drives me bat-crap-crazy is when the Trump hating media and the Dems use this mess to rip the President and the Vice President for what they are or aren’t doing. It’s so pathetic they stoop to using the virus as a political weapon helping to increase the panic that is already permeating throughout our society. I mean, approximately 50,000 Americans die in car accidents every year, are we going to ban cars?

Torqued II 

Contributing to the uncomfortableness of my shorts is the endless and mindless rubbish that flows from the mouths of seemingly intelligent people who are victims of limited brain functioning caused by Trump Derangement Syndrome. I really wish these folks would self quarantine their mouths if only for the comforting of me!

Former CIA director under Obama: “Is Trump psychologically capable of putting country first?”   I think he’s putting country first by taking the job and hearing puke like this from a guy who should going to jail for helping with an attempted coup on the man.

Nancy Pelosi: “This election is a very important election. In my view, civilization as we know it is at stake. It’s about everything. It’s about America, we ask God to bless America. What is America? America is our Constitution, the Bill of Rights is under siege and the administration shows a disloyalty to the Constitution.”

Civilization is at stake, what in the world is she talking about and how about some examples of the Bill of Rights being under siege and Trump’s administration’s shows disloyalty to the constitution? If she can’t back up this nonsensical drivel then she should…..Never mind.

Bernie Sanders: “President Trump is a racist, sexist and pathological liar” After this past Tuesday election results Bernie can keep his pie hole shut as he won’t be going after Trump’s job with bush league comments like that.

Joe Biden: “Four years under Donald Trump has been an aberration in American history. Eight years will fundamentally change who we are as a nation.”  I’ve got news for Joe, eight years under he and his boss fundamentally changed this nation into one big shameful embarrassment. Can you imagine what even four years under Biden would be like?

 Torqued III

I tuned into CNN and MSNBC and checked their websites for their take on Joe Biden’s troubling gaffes that don’t seem to bother his throngs of supporters. Guess what I found? You’re right, NADA, was I surprised, are you? This is complete, journalistic shamefulness. I’m sorry, but for a man who is arguably close to being our next President; his obvious mental struggle is news. It’s news that should not be neglected for sake of those organizations political bias.

 Torqued IV

I’m really tired of hearing that Obama and Joe are responsible for the good economy we been experiencing; really, do they think we’re that stupid and like to insult our intelligence? Is it they can’t see or don’t want to see what big-boy capitalism can do for an economy and are ignoring the proof that is in the proverbial pudding?

You know, the pudding that shows GDP growth miles above Obama’s, capital investment way up, wage growth greater than with Obama, median income gain through the roof, huge job growth, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Please tell me if you think Trump’s corporate/personal tax cuts and reduced regulations don’t have anything to do with one of the strongest economies in the history of this nation

Also tell me exactly what the Barack & Joe show did for the excellent economy they tout as their baby, other than to compensate for their economic ignorance by pumping billions of tax payers’ dollars into the fledgling economy just to keep our nose above water.                                                  

 Torqued V

In all aspects of life, something that really torques my shorts is when people lack the follow through skills to do what they say they’re going to do. The guy who has my disappointing attention in this area right now is Lindsey Graham.

I’ve heard him say on numerous occasions how as chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee he was going to dig deep into the corruption of the Obama administration from the Hillary’s email felonies, the illegal spying his lieutenants did on the Trump campaign and even his administration after he took office.

As Chairman of the Judiciary Committee he has the teeth to really get after the corruption, but what has he done so far, a big squat of nothing, why? I have no earthly idea. Graham talks a good game and comes across as a fighting conservative, but so far he hasn’t seemed do to anything to back up his words.

I had a boss many years ago who would exclaim, “I don’t deal in excuses, only results.”  So come on Lindsey show us some follow through skills, get off your butt and get after it.

Me thinks Graham should have been front and center with these promised hearings as soon as Nancy and Adam started the impeachment show, but now we wait until who knows when.                                          

Torqued VI

The way things are going it looks like Joe Biden will be the candidate trying to unseat the incumbent president come November. That got me to thinking; around this time four years ago it was starting look like Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee and with that came his supporters being labeled with not so flattering labels.

We’ve been called deplorable, the dregs of society, racist, sexist, homophobic and even a group of dumbass racist mother [email protected]#$&^s who hate Muslim, Latin & African American communities. Why? We have no culture and we’re lazy as bleep.

So what do we think of Biden supporters? First of all most Trump fans have too much class to get in the name calling game as many Libs seem to thrive on as their only means of countering the conservative values our president has enacted that have worked so well for our country. We wish nothing but good health, good fortune and blessings for them and their families.

I would however question Biden supporter’s judgment as to his mental capacity to be an effective leader of this nation. Are they just ignoring (like the main stream media is) the obvious signs of normal aging as we saw in the late stages of Ronald Reagan’s second term?  Are they banking on Joe’s Vice President choice to come to the rescue?  Whatever the reason for their support, if I were a Dem, I sure would be asking “is the best we can come up with as a choice to become the next leader of the free world?”  YIKES!

Quips Quotes & Headlines

It’s time for NCAA to make right call – tough call – and cancel March Madness (Headline)

 *The only madness that should cancelled in March is virus madness.  (Me)

 “By taking down Schiff, we are going to start a 2020 Red Wave right here in California as we fulfill Ronald Reagan’s vision for the Golden State, and work to return Donald Trump to White House for four more years of WINNING!” (Eric Early, who is in a run-off against Adam Schiff)

*Early has a very steep hill to climb, Schiff had around 40,000 more votes than he did in last week’s primary.  It looks like Shifty Schiff will still be around to torment Trump and the rest of us, why oh why do so many California voters support the likes of him? (Me)

“Unfortunately, putting America First is now also against the interests of the multinationals on Wall Street; so President Trump has to fight adverse economic opponents on multiple fronts and their purchased mercenary army we know as DC politicians.

No-one, ever, could take on all these interests. Think about it The EU, Asia, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, China, Russia, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Iran, U.S. Congress, Democrats, U.S. Senate, Wall Street, the Big Club, Lobbyists, Hollywood, Corporate Media (foreign and domestic), and the ankle-biters in Never Trump land. All of these financial interests are aligned against Main Street USA and against President Trump. Name one individual who could take them on simultaneously and still be winning, bigly.

They say he’s one man. They say they have him outnumbered. Yet somehow, as unreal as it seems, he’s the one who appears to have them surrounded.” (Unknown)

*I firmly believe in the annals of history President Trump will go down as a great one!  (Me)

“The Democrats call for open borders. In recent years, there’ve been hundreds of reported attacks on conservatives. Pitting races and groups against one another? Sneering at religion? Snarling at Middle America? Wrecking the economy? Crippling energy for the common man while jet-setting to tony environmental conferences on, well — jets? Open the jails? Votes for 16-year-olds? Votes for illegal aliens? Votes for felons?

Increase taxes to paralyzing levels? Eliminating everything from meat to dairy, straws to soda? Outlawing free speech, free thought, free expression? Constant character assassination and harassment? Screaming “racist!” 24/7? Shaming the Second Amendment so that in the future, only the Left will control guns? Building an increasingly amoral culture? THIS is the party I’m supposed to gleefully join? Ain’t. Gonna. Happen…” (John Boston from his column in The Signal on 3/7)

*An excellent summary of Dem ideals, so sad so many embrace them, especially in this state.  (Me)


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