No News – is better for You

None of you are old enough to remember the “Huntley/Brinkley Report.”. When I started in TV in the early ‘50s Chet Huntly in New York and David Brinkley in DC gave all the national and international nil NEWS in 15 minutes. You read that right, 15 minutes. Local TV stations did a half hour or less on local news and so-called “human interest” stories. (Those were supposed to be amusing, but seldom were.)

Here’s my question: Has the NEWS changed so much that we now have to have cable networks doing 24 hour news programs 7 days a week? I’ll answer that fore you. No, it hasn’t. The world isn’t spinning faster, the ice caps haven’t melted, the seas are not rising, the Middle East is still fighting and always will be. (Here’s a news flash for you, when  the world finally ends, and noting is left but cock roaches and fruit cake, there will STILL be a couple of guys trying to kill each other in the Middle East.)

Do we really need to know what is happening in the UK? In Denmark, Norway, and Sweden? Can you live without knowing there is a ship stuck in the Suez Canal? Does that affect your breakfast or  your daily commute to work? Of cure not. There is only ONE reason we now have a dozen cable shows running “news” 24/7. Think about it. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH REAL NEW S TO FILL 24 HOURS.  So most of so-called news is simply gossip and bullshit from “reliable sources” who remain anonymous. (Translated, that means  they made it up.)

The only purpose of these extended pseudo  news programs is to provide room for more commercials. Producing a news program is cheap. Much less expensive thatn, say, an entertainment program oar sit-com. So they tease you with, “Gigantic four-alarm fire in huge metropolitan area – after r this brief time out.” And the brief time out consists of four or five commercials. Even local stions have learned the value of cheap news. Man of them now run two hour news programs in the morning, at noon, m in late afternoon, and  in the late night period.

Huntley/Brinkley was a no nonsense, noncommercial 15 minutes of pure solid news. And it is my contention that we could still get all the truly important news in 15 minutes. But the bookkeepers have learned that stupid people will shit through 20 minutes of commercials if you surround them with 40 minutes of news-babble. Personally, I gave up “national news”: three years ago and ‘local news” over a year ago. And you know what? I feel better. I’m happier. And I haven’t missed a thing that I needed to know. You actually can live without “news” and you’ll be getter for it. Give it a one week try. You’ll never be a sucker again.

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The Verdict’s In – I’m a Racist

Let me see if I have the s right. If I believe in law &Order and supporting the police, I’m a racist. If I believe in the God given rights to Free Speech, Freedom to Assemble (like go to church),I’m a racist  If I think Freedom to pursue Life, Liberty, and happiness, is a pretty good idea, I’m a racist. If I am white, then I’m a White Supremacist and therefore I’m a racist. If I believe the government can’t make me wear a mask, I’m a racist. If I’m a Republican I am automatically a racist. If I think that I have the right to protect myself and my family with a firearm if necessary, I’m a racist. If I dare question the outcome of the 2020 presidential election I’m a racist. If I object to my children being taught that skin color is all that matters, I’m a racist. If I believe that true American History should be taught in schools and universities instead of Critical Race Theory, I’m a racist. If I don’t apologize for  America being a racist nation, I’m a racist. If I don’t admit that I’m a racist, I’m a racist.

Where, in the name of God, did all this bullshit come from? Yes we had slaves in this country 200 years ago. But it was not only white plantation owners who had slaves. There  were black plantation owners who had 10,000 black slaves. (Look it up.) And  there were slaves in the North as well as the South. And, yes, we had a Civil War in which ha half million Americans died. Were there good people with good intentions on both sides in that conflict? Yes there were. Was slavery the only reason for hat war? No, there were a number of reasons.

There is the story, probably true, that a “Tarheel” ( a Confederate soldier from North Carolina which, not coincidentally had very few plantations) who was captured by the Union Army. They asked him, “Why are you fighting us?” and he replied, “Because YOU are here.” It was simply a matter of survival to that soldier. You invade my state and try kill me, I will try to kill you.

The America I grew up in, is fighting for its life. There are socialists, funded by outside sources, who want to enslave us with Communism. This is not fantasy, or pipe-dreaming, this is real. Very real. And every American who has taken Freedom for granted, should be scared shitless. Unless we elect true Patriots at every level of politics from the School Board to the US Senate, your children and grandchildren will know real slavery. Communism doesn’t fuck around. You follow the government rules, or you are dead. We were on the road to Making America Great Again, and that opportunity was stolen from us. It’s time for Patriots to take to the streets. The BLM communists and the Antifa cut throats don’t own the streets. It’s going to take real force to take back our nation. Get out in the streets. I’ll join you.

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Meet my Neighbor.

My neighbor came over least week. Water from my sprinkler system was leaking down his driveway. Was he angry about this intrusion on his property? No, not at all. In fact, he spent an hour helping me track down the leak and then getting the valves turned off. Thank God he did because my water bill from that mystery leak was almost $400. If my neighbor hadn’t helped me, I might have had to take out a bank loan to pay my water bill. (My county, DeKalb, doesn’t give one a corrected bill if you report a repaired leak. They always charge you the maximum.)

I was telling someone about this water leak adventure, and he said, “Isn’t your neighbor black?” I suppose his implication was, “Why would a black man help a white man?” But it honestly it wasn’t until this person pointed it out that I had even thought of my neighbor as black. He’s simply my neighbor and we look out for each other.

In fact I live in one of the most diverse ethic neighborhood you could imagine. We have blacks, whites, Indians, Koreans, Mexicans, and God knows what else. And yet we have one of the quietest, non-threatening collection of “types” you could think of.

When my wife and were looking for a new home some 20 years ago, the real estate agent took us down the street we now live on. We saw this house and immediately liked it and I told the agent to make an offer on it. As we were driving out of the neighborhood the agent  lowered her voice and said, “I’m not supposed to tell you this, but there are black people living on this street.” I suppose she expected me to be shocked. But what I said was, : Wow! Then I wan to know what they do so I can do the same thing. If they can afford these big homes I want in on their secret.” In short, we bought the house and have lived here happily with a black family on one side and Lesbians on the other.

The point of all this is a simple question: Why has “race” become such a hot potato? The answer is plain as  day. Politicians use race to try to try to turn  us against each other – so we won’t notice their  efforts to destroy America. It’s not going to work. Black people make up only about 12% of the population. So if EVERY black person hated white people it still wouldn’t amount to much. Racism is the tool of corrupt politicians and that is all it is. Let them rave on, it means nothing. My neighbor and I will continue to live in harmony.

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Where did America Go?

What the hell happened to America? I feel like Rip Van Winkle. When I went to sleep Martin Luther King was preaching that people should not be judged by the color of their skin. People were flag-waving patriots, proud of their country. Kids were riding their bicycles and playing outdoors. Little League had winders and losers, and the losers didn’t cry and call themselves “victims” and they didn’t get a trophy just for showing up. They just knew they had to try harder next year. Young people went to college and opted for courses that would help them have successful careers. School students said the Pledge of Allegiance and said a prayer for God to help them through there day.  Homosexuals didn’t demand that we “celebrate”: their abnormality.

Now I wake up and Critical Race Theory is the big deal where students are taught that ONLY the color of t heir skin counts. Black people are taught there they are victims and are voluntarily segregating themselves from ehite people. We have active blatant communists in our government, Ilhan Omar marries her brother preaches that Jews should be annihilated, and one demented woman named AOC wants America to become Russia. Dr. Fauci is God, and he tells Americans to wear  a mask, and then  or not to wear  a mask and then to wear 2 masks and googles. He allows them  to  go unmasked to buy marijuana, but they can’t have a normal wedding or go to church because it is too dangerous. We have a president who got elected  under the most suspicious circumstances in my lifetime , but we are not allowed to question it

China and Russia and Iran and North Korea want to ill us, and they are building up their military strength. Meanwhile our military is recruiting women raised in Lesbian homes and who are participants in “Marches for Equality” and we are designing flying suits so pregnant women can fly super-sonic jet fighters.  America, we ae told, has systemic racism that White Supremacy is the “biggest threat” to America.  Obviously there is a White Supremacist behind every tree, I just haven’t noticed any. American businesses can’t find people to work because people are being paid more NOT to work.

400,000 American boys died fighting to save the world from being dominated by dictators in WW-II. Several hundred  thousand died in Korea to save the south from communist North Koreans. Almost 60.000 American boys died in Vietnam trying to save half  of that country from communist North Vietnam. American men and woman have been fighting in the middle east for twenty years, so long that no one remembers why we were there in the first place.

Today it would be hard to find two dozen young civilians to voluntarily fight to defend America if war came to us. Young Americans are so self-centered that their biggest concern is keeping the battery charged in their thousand dollar iPhone. Instead of doing homework to get better grades, enhancing their changes at a good job, they spend all their time texting or playing video games.

Abraham Lincoln was a pretty hip guy. He said that if our republic ever fell it would not be from outside sources, it would come from within. He was right and it is here in all of its absurdities and dangerous doctrines.

I’m sorry America. You’ve allowed a handful of radical bureaucrats, never elected by the citizens, to turn our beautiful country  into a 3rd world nation. It’s too late to save you now. I’m just glad that I am so old I won’t be here when the flag comes down and taps is played for the final time and this nation created by God dies a whimpering death..

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What? Reparations Again?

Congress is taking about “reparations” again. There is a precedence for reparations in this nation. The Japanese-Americans who were detained in camps in WW-II were paid reparations. It is debatable whether that was necessary since the Japanese had attacked America and we knew they  had spies all over  our country, but let’s put at aside. Those reparations were paid directly to the people who WERE detained. What congress wants to do is give money to those descendants of slaves in America for something that occurred 150 years ago . And the descendants, without question, are better off today had their ancestors not been slaves. I didn’t own any slaves. Did you? Of course not. So, even though slavery is still common in many places in the world, particularly in Africa and the Muslim Middle East, there is just no logic in paying American blacks because their ancestors may have been slaves a century and a half ago.

American history is not taught in our public schools anymore, so there is the misconception that the Civil War was jut about slavery. And that simply is not true. The fact is that the world in the 17th century was hungry for fabrics. And the South was the largest producer of cotton, so they were doing well against the industrialize North economically. So the North, the seat of government power in America, put tariffs on cotton shipped to foreign nations. The South , understandably, didn’t like that. Also it seemed that the North was getting all of the advantages of the age, the Erie Canal, improved roads, fancy carriages, and the manufacture of hard goods which the South needed and paid dearly for. This caused resent mint. It seemed unfair to Southerners who were highly proud and fiercely independent people. So the southern states decided to separate from the North.

President Lincoln’s primary reason for fighting this action was not slavery (there were slaves in the North, though that is never mentioned). He e could not allow the Union to dissolve. The proof of his as his main concern is that  the Proclamation of Emancipation, which freed the slaves, was not issued until the Civil War had been in progress for two of its four years. And it was a brutal war. Remember, Atlanta, in a state which had relatively fewslaves compared to , say, South Carolina, was burned t the ground by Sherman in his March to the sea. It took the deaths of a half million Americans to end that war. And there is no question  that the North, after Lincoln’s death,  foisted punitive actions on the South during the Reconstruction Period.

There were brave men on both sides in that war. And that is why it is as absurd to tear down the statues and monuments only of those who fought for the South as it is to give reparations to descendants of slaves. America has vastly bigger problems now than destroying moss coved statues and giving away money y it doesn’t have. The direction in which h it is now flowing will make both issues moot points. Communism cares little about either subject.

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Reparations? Or a ticket to Africa or Japan?

A tendency in modern  America that current generations (and particularly politicians) have  is to criticize actions of the past using terms and standards that are current today. And it doesn’t work. Basically it is simply that those who seem determined  to correct perceived wrongs of the past, use modern mores and current beliefs that don’t fit with the time and place the older event occurred. Why not ? Because they were NOT THERE..

Here’s an  example: There’s always talk of “reparations.” I think the idea is to give yourr taxpayer money  to great, great, great, great grandchildren of American slaves.. On the face of it that sounds like a good idea. But those who propose that notion were not living in the days of slavery in this country,. Let me use a cliché’ here. Don’t judge the actions of past generations unless you “Walk a mile in their shoes.” And if it hadn’t been for slaves those so-called “Afirican-Americasns” now enjoying life in the USA would still be living in mud huts and starving in Africa. Slavery is wrong and the Constitution recognized that. And made provisions to abolish it (All men are created equal) but the time wasn’t right in the 1700s.

Recently there was a a lot of liberal blah,  blah about Roosevelt “rounding up Japanese in 1941 in the west coast states and putting them in “concentration camps.” Okay. Let’s look at conditions in 1941. I was there. I was 10 years old. At that time a Japanese submarine had surfaced off the California coast and lobbed shells into Oakland destroying property and injuring Americans.. Japanese spies in Hawaii took pictures and kept schedules of US ships in and out of the harbor which they radioed to Japan’s War Lords. America was leery of anyone Japanese, and California was full of them. The “concentration camps” they were sent to in many cases were better conditions than they left. Today that sounds terrible: At the time it seemed logical.

You don’t know the shock and awe we felt when the Japanese pulled their sneak attacked on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941  and killed thousands of American servicemen. Some of them are till entombed in the sunken battleship “Oklahoma.” At the time, Japan had their envoys in DC making “peace talks” while their planes were already headed for Pearl Harbor. Roosevelt was a liberal, so it might sound strange that he ordered internment of Japanese in western states. But remember, at the time we were at war. The Japanese had landed troops on the Aleutian Islands, American territory. There were plenty of reasons for him and  all Americans to be suspicious of  anyone who was  Japanese. Who was a spy and who wasn’t? Nobody knew. You can’t fault1941 people for not being mind-readers.

Japan had invaded China and was taking over the Pacific Islands .Almost 30,000 young American boys died in fighting Japanese just on  the island of Iwo Jima. 386,00 American servicemen were killed or wonned in fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. And you wonder why America was wary of Japanese? You  should have been here—and you’d know why.

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The Climate Change Hoax.

Climate Change. I know a little bit about this subject. As a weather forecaster for over 40 years I have seen this phenomenon become a political football that has been deflated time and time again. Does the climate change?  Sure. We know the climate has changed because we don’t have dinosaurs and wooly mammoths running about our backyards.

So, yes, the climate does change. But “Climate” should not be confused with “Weather.”. In the early 1900s Niagara Falls completely froze over, and  it became a tourist attraction. But that was a weather anomaly, not climate. In my professional years I saw the doom predictions switch 180 degrees  with each graduating class of climatologists. This started in the early  ‘70s. First the pollutants in the air were going to keep the sun out and we were all going to freeze to death. It didn’t happen. Then the same atmospheric elements were going to trap the pollutants, the temperature would  rise, and we would all  burn to death. It didn’t happen.

So much for  global warming and global cooling. How about a fact? Facts are interesting. They don’t change as the political winds shift. One fact is that the earth’s temperature has only risen one  (1) degree in the last hundred years. The seas are not rising, the ice caps are not disappearing. The polar bears are not dying of heat exhaustion.

Then there was the “hole in the ozone layer.”: According to the climate alarmists, it was going to kill us. Then the ozone hole r closed. Later  it was learned that the ozone layer opens and closes with some regularity. And it has no effect on our climate. Refrigerator gas and air condition gas and cow farts were going to kill us. It didn’t happen. But it caused a price increase in refrigerators and air conditioners. (and cheaper cows?).

Since global warming and global cooling didn’t cause enough hysteria the all-encompassing term “Climate Change” has been substituted for all weather anomalies. Remember,  Climate Change and WEATEHER events should not be confused, but that doesn’t serve the alarmists’ agenda. So now when we have more (or less) tornadoes, or more (or less) hurricanes, or when Texas freezes over all these weather events are called climate change. When actually they are merely changeable weather conditions. Texas  has frozen over before (my dad was born there) but they had reliable repower sources before  instead of wind turbines that froze up and stopped producing electricity. Politics and the “Green New Deal” caused the Texas calamity, not the climate.

Why all  these  warnings of Death by Climate(in 40, 50, or 60 years)? The answer is twofold. The first is, as you suspected, is MONEY. Pseudo scientists are making  tons of money by declaring impending doom. They receive millions of taxpayer dollars in grants  to “Study” the climate. And their “predictions” are so far in the future that none of us now living will survive  long enough to see if  they are true or not. A good lesson can be learned[DB1]  here. It is called, “Cover your ass.” The second reason is political. Politicians can get reelected by swearing to “legislate a change in the climate and save humanity.”

As a weather forecaster I saw many changes  in the weather, but I never saw any change in the climate. The climate does change, we have had two ice ages that we know of since the world began, and we may have another. Who knows? Nobody. But the climate won’t change in our lifetime.. So don’t contribute your money to climate scams. And don’t fall for political BS. No mater how much pollution China and India pump into the air, you in the US are not going to die from Climate Change. Sleep well, my friend. God is in His heaven and all is right with  the climate.


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We are Broke.

What happens when a company runs out of money? When it doesn’t have enough money coming in to pay its bills, what happens? Everybody knows the answer to that. Let me rephrase that -, every SANE person knows the answer – the company goes bankrupt and out of business. Here is something you may not know. America is bankrupt.

America has a debt of almost 30 trillion dollars. And with the HR-1 bill in congress it will go past that mark. Well, john, why should that worry anyone? This country has always had a debt, why is this different?

Two reasons. Our national budget for a year is 4 trillion dollars. It is only March, and the government has  already spent 4 trillion dollars. So what? We’ll just print ,ore money, right? Unfortunately that is true. We will just keep running those US Treasury presses going full speed night and day and print more money. Here is reason number Two: The GDP or Gross domestic Product is the dollar-amount value of all purchased goods and services over the course of one year. and it is only 21 trillion dollars. (That’s for 2019 the latest info we have.) And, simply put, it is the amount of money America generates in a year.

I’m not an economist (and I don’t play one on TV), but simple math tells me hat we are spending 10 TRILLON dollars a yar more thatn we have and even if we cut government expense to the bone (which will never happen – government gets bigger every year) we are NEVER going to get this country out of debt. Let me put it another way. Every family in America would have to cough up over $280,000 to pay off this debt. I don’t know about your family but mine is a little short of that amount.

Should you worry about this? You’re damned right you should. Because it means that America is bankrupt, and what happens when ANYTHING goes bankrupt? America is going out of business. And printing more meney will just csause inflation to go up and your dollar grow less. Venuuela is bankrupt. Their $1 MILLION Bolivar note (the equivalent of our dollar) is worth – 53 CENTS.

The government tells us the inflation rate Is 1.4%. Obviously the government hasn’t been to the grocery store lately. If it had, that decimal point would be removed because the actual inflation rate is about 12-14%. That means your dollar is really only y worth about 86 cents. And the more money the government prints, the less value you dollar has.

In Germany before WW-II  inflation was so high it took a wheelbarrow full of Deusche Marks to buy a loaf of bread. Get your wheelbarrow out. America is rapidly going down the tubes. To see our problem take a look at the National Debt Clock http://www. U.S. National Debt Clock : Real Time (usdebtclock.org)

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Pelosi’s Dance Recital

It was Kabuki dancing at hits best. The recent faux impeachment “trial” of past president Trump by the Democrats. Under the direction of Nancy Pelosi, arguably the worst representative in congress, the House  rushed thru a 7 hour Article of Impeachment with no due process. As a reminder, our US Constitution guarantees ever y citizen due process. And what is that? Simply put, it’s fairness. It says that someone accused of a crime has a right to face his accusers, present evidence in his favor, have counsel to present his case – just equal justice for all.

Pelosi did none of this. She commanded the “House Manages” to carry the ONE article of impeachment to the Senate for a trial. And that article was that Donald Trump incited a riot which caused an invasion of the Capitol by some assembled people.

Was that intrusion warranted? Actually, it was planned long before January 6. Leftists bragged on social media about taking over the Capitol. Nancy Pelosi was warned by the FBI long before January 6 that this was a planned event. So, did she ask for more Capitol police? No. She did nothing, knowing that this was likely to happen. So it is my contention that Pelosi WANTED this to happen so it would give her reason to blame Trump for it. This gave her, in her twisted mind, an opportunity to rush a 7 hour impeachment proceeding against a former president.

The Constitution expressly says that impeachment would be a last resort and only provides that a president or “civil servant” be REMOVED from office. Obviously, Trump was no longer in office, so this impeachment farce was unconstitutional al from the start. So what did Pelosi’s minions do? They lied, cheated, altered, and fabricated a flimsy case that was decimated by the former president’s attorneys.

It’s interesting. Joseph Goebbels, the nNazi propaganda minister said , and I’ll para phrase here,, “Don’t tell a small lie. Tell a big lie. And tell it over and over until the people accept it.” That is exactly what Pelosi’s Hose Managers did in the impeachment proceedings. They used FOURTEEN HOURS presenting a big lie. The president’s attorneys used only three hours to decimate the Dems distortions and hypocrisy. It is one of Alinsky’s “Rules coradicals” to project on your political enemies what you are doing yourself. That is precisely what Pelosi’s House Managers did in the Senate.

This brings up a more serious questions. Obviously, the Dems HATE Donald Trump, or they would not try these desperate measures. But why do they hat him? There is a simple answer. In merely 4 years Trump exposed the corruption in the FBI, the DOJ, and downs of other government agencies. Now Trump knows who they are. If their duplicity was revealed again, those agencies would be cleansed of their anti-American occupants. So the Democrats are deathly afraid that Trump will run again and win the presidency a second time. They will try anything to prevent this from happening.

Will Trump run again? Nobody knows. He was pummel by the communist pundits and socialist media 24/7 for four years. No politician could stand that kind of torture. Trump is Not a politician and not a member of the “DC Club.” That’s why America elected him President. He showed how good government could actually help working Americans. Whatever happens, and no one can predict the future, Trump will always be remembered as the ONE man who made the government actually work, and as the man who, if only briefly, Made America Great Again.

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Donald Trump – in 431 Words

A commentator on “Tucker Carlson” stated it best, about the Nov. 3 election. And my heart sank. I’s depressing to think that my country has sunk this low. He said, “This election was not about Trump vs Biden. It was Love vs Hate.” (And HATE won.) There is no doubt that Trump supporters (and I am one of them) love the man. He stands for everything that is good about America. He gave up money and a great life to Make America Great Again and he did it because he loves this country and its people.

On the other d, and this is something I don’t  understand, there are people in this nation who Hate Donald Trump. It is not just democrats, it is republicans , too. It is the Deep State. It’s RINOs like Mitch McConnell and Mitt Romney. . It is the DC Establishment and  the military/industrial complex. And the reason they hate him is the very reason we love him. He puts America first and no politician ever does that. He speaks OUR language, and he speaks truth. He never took a salary and he lost $600 million a year by being president. He’s the only president in our history who leaves office poorer than when he began serving.

 Obviously, there is no majority of Americans who wanted a senile, blathering old fool like Joe Biden as president. It was proven before the lection that he was an extremely corrupt politician and always has been. He also has been a pathological liar his whole life. So how is it that he became president? Two thing were in his favor. There was obvious and blatant election fraud, that is a given. And there were enough people who hated Trump to vote against him. Not for  Biden but against Trump.  Many young people have been taught that Communism is great, and everything is FREE. (Boy, have they got a lot to learn!) It is sad  to contemplate living in a country with so much hate. Especially when it is so undeserved.

There is one thing about Americans that has always prevailed. We have setbacks, but we never give up. Donald Trump did more for America in 4 years than any other president since Abraham Lincoln. And those of us who love him will never giver up. He may have bene cheated out of this election, but he is a fighter for the American people. In 4 years, he will be back, and we will vote for him again. Because we don’t hate America, we love it. And so does he.

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