Tell it like it is, President Trump!

Can anyone deny that Haiti and many places in Africa are “shithole” countries? Every time President Trump says what most conservative people in America know to be true, the media jumps on him like a “June bug on a turd.” There…now I am just as “vulgar” as our President. So you liberals can jump on me, too. To tell the truth, I’m honored to be on the same page as Trump. What baffles him (and me) is WHY the Democrats and liberals WANT to bring these people into our country? People who will instantly be a drag on our economy, our customs, our culture, our educational system, our welfare rolls, our free housing for indigent people.

You can’t fault Trump for wanting the best for America. Why should we put doctors, lawyers, nurses, and professionals of all kinds at the END of the legal immigration line to take in people who have no interest in “becoming Americans” but just want our free stuff?

Well, of course we know why the uproar over something that Trump MAY have said. It’s not “presidential.” We’ve had our fill of political hacks as President. We’ve seen the Clintons and the Bushes play their political games. Acting “presidential” to them meant always putting something ahead of America’s best interests. At last we have someone who is honest with his actions and his language.

Liberal, socialist Democrats want to fill our country with the trash of other nations because when they give them the “free” stuff they will automatically become Democrats. We already have all the dead people voting for Democrats, so let’s add a few million people from the dregs of the world to the voter rolls.

Donald Trump ran his campaign on an America First platform. And that is why he was elected. The American people, in general, are sick and tired of being the mother pig for a bunch of suckling misfits from really rotten countries. Absolutely nothing good comes from swinging wide the gates of our nation to people from places like Haiti and Africa.

America is the most compassionate country in the world. We send billions of tax-payer dollars to places like Haiti and Africa. And that is in addition to the private charities that send more millions. Unfortunately, most of it ends up in the pockets of those country’s dictators.So don’t preach to me about how “badly” America treats other countries. Look at Europe. Look at England. Those countries have become mostly Muslim (London even has a Muslim Mayor) and they are bleeding the honest, hard-working citizens dry. Do we really want that for our nation? If the liberals and Democrats feel so badly about Haiti and Africa, why don’t they volunteer to go live among those people and share their poverty? Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Shumer wouldn’t get within a hundred miles of those people – except to drive them to the voting places on Election Day. Personally, I don’t want a horde of immigrants from “shithole” countries invading our nation. And I’m glad President Trump feels the same way.

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Help! Sexual Harrassment!

Of course I don’t condone “sexual harassment” whatever that is. It now appears to be everything from rape to a casual flirt of, “Hi, Babe.” But there is something wrong about the way women are presenting their case against (it seems) every male she has ever encountered. But, with Twitter being the source of most people’s “news” it is easy to claim harassment of any kind.

We are all the resulting sum of the choices we have made in our lives. If a woman of consent age was told by Harvey Weinstein that “I want to put you in that movie but you must have sex with me first” the woman does HAVE a choice.

True, if she turns Harvey down it may cause a stumble in her career. It may even end her career in Hollywood, but there are other places actresses can work. Even if she accepts Harvey’s proposal there is no guarantee that he will make her a “star.” BUT, she is the one with the vagina. She does have a choice. The “casting couch” is well known in show biz.

If Harvey tried to seduce teen-agers he should be put in jail for life. But I suspect that proposals of his sort have been going on since the beginning of time in almost any company or institution of every kind. How many professors have offered a passing grade to some young girl if she “visits” his apartment? How many secretaries have been offered a promotion to the front office if they meet the boss at Motel 6 after lunch for a career “chat?”

My main point is this: However repugnant the offer of having sex with a fat old man may be – the woman DOES have a CHOICE. She can say, “No” and go on with her life. But if she says, “YES” I just don’t see that years later she has the right to renounce that choice and ruin some man’s life, even if he is a scum bag.

I was once alone in the announcer’s booth at WSB-TV. It was the place every guy gathered when we weren’t performing other duties. Usually there was a crowd in there. But, for once, I happened to be there alone. A young and attractive woman came in by herself and just stood there for a few moments after saying “Hello.” Then, she came up close to me and said, “It’s a shame that you’re married.” I knew that I had just been offered a free romp in the hay with this woman. I admit to some hesitation; I am a man. But I said, “Well, I’m not sure it’s a shame, BUT I am married.” And with that she left. The thought of “sexual harassment” never entered my mind.

I had a choice to make and I did it. I don’t think it is right for me, forty years later to reveal the name of this woman (who is now probably a grandmother). Life is nothing but a series of choices. It is up to us, male or female, to make those choices. And whatever they are, we must live with them. God will sort it all out later.

 

 

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Global Warming is Freezing ME!

There is nothing new about “Climate Change” (formerly known as Global Warming). The climate is always changing and has always changed. The only difference now is that there is a lot of money to be made from the Doom Forecasts of so-called “scientists” who are predicting that the human race will end in 50 or 60 (or 70.80, take your pick) years because you drive a SUV or allow cows to fart or some other nonsense. Science, by definition, is some process that can be reproduced. And the weather (or climate) cannot with any accuracy be reproduced “on demand.”

But there are huge government grants to be claimed by these phony scientists so they will keep the money pouring in as long as they can prolong the “study” of these destructive changes in climate.

The public tends to believe anything that has a government ring to it. And that is the problem. Fifty year predictions are easy to make because few people will be around to remember them. And the attention span, or memory, of the public is short. Take a look at these predictions.

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen Norway.

Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard-of temperatures in the Arctic zone.

Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the Gulf Stream still very warm.

Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.

Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.

Oh…sorry. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 96 years ago. This must have been caused by the Model T Ford’s emissions or possibly from horse and cattle farts.

Well, what do you know? Here it is 96 years later and New York and Miami and California are still above water. The Climate Change politicians sell fear. Next time you see Al Gore proselytizing loudly on why you did nothing for future generations remember the USA leads the world already in pollution controls and clean up efforts.  The rest of the world needs to clean up their mess….and the Paris accords were not getting anyone to act…they just applied for funds and did nothing. A better method needs to be developed to encourage others to wipe their own rears over time versus the USA being the toilet paper.

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Who is going to Pay? You are!

Our highly motivated Senators are going to “give” us a new tax bill. What does that mean to you as an individual? If you are a young couple with a number of children you will pay little or no taxes to the Federal Government because the deductions for those kids have doubled.. If you are on welfare (sorry, that is not politically correct) if you are exercising your RIGHT to ADFC (Aid to dependent families and children) you already pay no taxes, and in some cases receive a “refund” from the government for paying no taxes. (Yeah, that’s true – go figure that one out.)

If you are really rich you will pay more taxes, but you can afford them so that is no hardship. If you have a business your taxes are going to be lower as they should be – America has the highest taxes on business in the world. Although, in reality, businesses don’t actually pay the taxes, you do, because the cost of the tax is added to the price you pay for the product. It’s called, “the cost of doing business.” And you lose.

What group does that leave? Well, I hate to tell you, but it’s us, the elderly. Consider that most old people survive on Social Security and probably a small pension for your years of labor. Social Security doesn’t provide for a cost of living increase and also deducts some of your SSI for “Medicare.” Pensions are money and money is subject to inflation. For instance, in my case, I have been retired for 20 years. In that period inflation has continued its climb. So my pension from 1995 is now worth only HALF of what it was 20 years ago.

Congress, in its wisdom, has removed Medical Deductions from their new tax bill. Medical costs are the primary expense for elderly folks. We have to go to lots of doctors. We have to take lots of medicines so we have lots of prescriptions. We need lots of glasses and we need hearing aids at a cost of 5 to7 thousand dollars a pop and they have to be replaced as technology progresses. In fact, Medical Deductions are the ONLY large deductions that most old people have. Well, thanks to Congress, you’re not going to have them anymore, buddy-boy.

So who winds up paying more taxes? You got it. Those us us who have the lowest income, and the greatest expenses will likely see our taxes go up. We don’t have huge business deductions. We don’t have lots of dependent children. All we have is some Social Security and a pittance from our former employers.

What Congress doesn’t understand is this: That young couple with three or four children who will get the greatest benefit from “tax reform” DON’T BOTHER TO VOTE. If there is one thing that old people are good at, it is voting. Remember your representative and senators when the next elections come around. They will learn that it doesn’t pay to screw old people. We may not remember our grandchildren’s names, but we sure as hell will remember what we had to pay in income taxes.

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Who is Next to Go?

I must say that I am perplexed by all the sexual harassment charges (and firings) that have taken place recently. I guess I’m simply naïve. In my forty-some years in the broadcast biz I never committed any “sexual” harassment and no female ever responded in a similar matter toward me. (My wife knows the women who worked for and with me. She says they would have “knocked my block off” and she’s right!) I think I know the reason it never occurred to me to sexually harass anyone.. In the first place, when I started in broadcasting, there were NO females in it; it was a totally male enterprise. I remember vividly when females first started appearing in my field of work. And, at the sake of sounding unhip and corny, my mama taught me how to act around women. Also, I was too shy, and always have been, to consider making sexual advances to a woman. My wife says that I give off “vibes” that I’m a one woman man. One woman at a time, that is.

But I know sexual harassment happens. It has happened to my wife on a number of occasions before we met. And she always rebuffed men’s advances and it cost her dearly in job promotions – sometimes even leading to her losing a job. Some of the incidents she describes are bizarre. According to her, in those days women expected to be approached by slimeballs and they had learned to just tell the guy to “go to hell” and kept quiet about it. So, according to her, it was the norm “back in the day” and women just put up with it.

They shouldn’t have to. It’s abominable. On the other hand, if the sexual harassment did take place thirty or forty years ago, it really is unfair to charge some male by today’s “hands off” standards for something that occurred when harassment apparently was the norm. I guess this is one of the things like racism – it just stayed undercover until someone (in the case of racism, Dr. King) brought it out in the open for all its ugliness to be seen. I’m glad women are speaking out now and I hope they will continue to do so. But I also hope that men won’t be condemned on the accusation alone. If there is proof, can the son of a bitch. But don’t ruin a man’s life just on the word of a jealous woman. Women have been known to lie, too, you know. I also hope that this trend doesn’t swing to far in the other direction. It wouldn’t help anyone if common courtesies to women are taken as sexual harassment. Decent men are already on edge around  women. Common flirtation between the sexes lead to romance and marriage as it should. I’d hate to see that practice die because the fear of sexual harassment ends it.

 

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Join the Army and become a Man! (or…Woman)

What the Army needs is a few good men – and women – and people who don’t know what they are. I predict a huge surge in enlistments. It costs too much for a civilian to change his or her gender, but the taxpayers will cover the bill for the military.

President Trump has no help from any quarter, including General Mattis. Long ago Trump disallowed “transgenders” to join the military. Seems reasonable to me, but then, I am a reasonable MAN. The Pentagon, along with a liberal judge, has decided that the President can’t keep perverts out of the Army. And now they have made it official, presumably with Mattis’s approval. They have endorsed “surgery” for those in the Army/Navy/Air Force (I think the Marines will take care of this “problem” themselves. They will personally change your gender at no cost.) to have surgery to change their gender and, of course that means that you and I will be paying for this expensive and lengthy surgery.

So now if you don’t know if you are a man or a woman and you would like to change, and I suppose, change back if you don’t like your new gender the Army says, “Okay with us, we love to have half-man, half-woman recruits.”

It is times like this that I am grateful to God for two things: (1) That I grew up in the generation where men were men and glad of if, and (2) That I won’t live long enough to see the end of “American culture as this sickness takes the country to the bottom of depravity..

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Bend over, Gramps!

Once again our wonderful Congress is going to screw us Senior Citizens (aka “old farts”) with Paul Ryan’s Abomination Tax Bill. He and Mitch have decided to drop the medical deduction on income tax for us. The biggest expense we old timers have is medical. We have hearing aids that cost $7,000; we have dental implants, bridges, root canals which all cost thousands of dollars. We have eyeglasses, contacts, lasic surgery. Yes, we have a certain amount that we have to pay before the deduction kicks in, BUT it is still the biggest expense that old people have. That goes away with Ryan and Mitch’s wonderful tax bill.

Of course if you are a young couple with five kids you are going to do great with this tax bill. You won’t pay any taxes. So once again, the senior citizens will be subsidizing young people who make lots of money. We old timers live on fixed incomes that include SSI which has had no cost-of-living increase in years. This year they throw us a bone with – $25? We have small pensions which, in my case, is now worth half of what it was when I retired because of inflation.

I sent complaining emails to my senators. Johnny Isakson didn’t bother to answer. Purdue answered with a form email that was full of words but said nothing. And then I heard him on the Senate Floor endorsing this tax bill which is going to hurt elderly people. So contacting these slugs is a waste of your time.

But they should remember this – the young couple who is going to benefit from this tax bill don’t bother to vote – they are too busy texting. BUT old folks DO vote. And if they take away the only deduction that Senior Citizens have, we MUST vote against these unthinking jerks who are going to hurt us with this abomination of a tax bill. How about a bill with a fixed amount so that everyone pays the same percentage of their income? How about a consumption tax where only those who buy things pay taxes? A flat tax? No…no, an honest and fair tax bill is too simple for our elite Congress. They have t o make it complicated and in doing that, we older people get screwed yet again.

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