Not For Long?

My computer (specifically Windows 10) and I have a love/hate relationship. I love it when it works, and hate it when it doesn’t or decides to go off into the wilderness without leaving so much as a goodbye note. After fighting off and on for more than a couple of months, I’m entering into the world of Linux. Hopefully, this will allow me to post content instead of throwing my hands up in frustration everytime I try to turn on the computer.

Speaking of frustration…

In the time that I’ve been somewhat sidelined, there have been many events that have happened in quick succession, and even if the computer had not been giving me problems, I could not have kept up with them as the developments of these events evolved quickly. Delays have been somewhat beneficial as 20/20 hindsight could be applied.

With that being stated, it’s off to the topic at hand (or at least the one currently burning red hot).

The NFL has a mess on it’s hands. It’s trying to cater to the players it depends on to provide entertainment to the masses, and appease the fans that it needs to keep the revenue flowing in. Never mind that what the Commissioner, owners, and coaches do at this point in time, the fans will see this as being too little too late. What started last year as a 2nd or 3rd string quarterback taking a knee during the National Anthem to support Black Lives Matter (BLM)has morphed into a multi-player multi-team protest during the opening ceremonies. The teams have somehow come up with the compromise of kneeling before the National Anthem, and then standing up for the Anthem, but I believe that the damage has been done – anything that the NFL comes up with will appear to be hollow and fake.

The blatant disrespect of the players for the Flag and the tolerance of that disrespect by the Commissioner by stating that the players had a First Amendment right to free speech doesn’t wash with me. If those rights were so important, then why are players fined for praying in the end zone after a touchdown, or pretending to urinate on the opposing team? The hypocrisy is overwhelming.

The fans tune in to see a football game and escape the politics of the day for a little while. Instead, they are treated to a view of disrespect to the Flag of the Country that provided these people the opportunity to play a game for money (and often good money at that). Worse, many of the fans are Veterans or families of Veterans, and they do not take disrespect of the Flag lightly. Nor do many of the fans who are police officers and their families approve of the player’s support of BLM, who constantly call for the assault and killing of police officers. Last of all are the fans who are Patriots – those who love this country and all it has to offer – who do not appreciate the appearance of overpaid athletes bringing controversial politics to the field.

Perhaps that is to be expected. The NFL should probably be called the National Felon’s League due to the facts that many of the players have serious records for actions off the field. However, due to them being elite athletes, many are give what is essentially a slap on the wrist. For instance:

NFL arrested

And the above is only a sampling of the crimes that NFL players have been involved in. What is not shown are multiple instances of domestic abuse and even murder.

I mentioned earlier that the damage has been done to the NFL. I have seen multiple YouTube videos of fans burning season tickets, jerseys, and other NFL merchandise vowing to never set foot in a stadium or watch another game. Ticket sales are down 20% for the regular games, and apparel sales are down as well. I, for one, will not watch any games this year including the Superbowl.

Quite frankly, if this continues, NFL will soon stand for “Not For Long.”

 

 

Our Fellow Man

The following showed up in my personal Facebook feed, and it states very eloquently what the deplorables do when their fellow person needs help.

Cajan Navy

Let this sink in for a minute…..Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They’re using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need.

Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there’s a preponderance of camo. Most are probably gun owners, and most probably voted for Trump.

These are the people the Left loves to hate, the ones Maddow mocks. The ones Maher and Olbermann just *know* they’re so much better than.

These are The Quiet Ones. They don’t wear masks and tear down statues. They don’t, as a rule, march and demonstrate. And most have probably never been in a Whole Foods.

But they’ll spend the next several days wading in cold, dirty water; dodging gators and water moccasins and fire ants; eating whatever meager rations are available; and sleeping wherever they can in dirty, damp clothes. Their reward is the tears and the hugs and the smiles from the terrified people they help. They’ll deliver one boatload, and then go back for more.

When disaster strikes, it’s what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men. And then they’ll knock back a few shots, or a few beers with like-minded men they’ve never met before, and talk about fish, or ten-point bucks, or the benefits of hollow-point ammo, or their F-150.

And the next time they hear someone talk about “the patriarchy”, or “male privilege”, they’ll snort, turn off the TV and go to bed.

In the meantime, they’ll likely be up again before dawn. To do it again. Until the helpless are rescued. And the work’s done.

They’re unlikely to be reimbursed. There won’t be medals. They won’t care. They’re heroes. And it’s what they do.

Will Someone Turn Off the Broken Record?

I know that I haven’t posted for a while.  Besides life and work going on at the usual frantic pace, there really isn’t much new to post about.  Sure, there are developments on the current stories and topics, but essentially there really isn’t much new under the sun.  The following, however, did catch my attention during the ad hoc sabbatical:

The investigation into the Russian hacking/interfering of the US elections is turning out to be a three ring circus with the WAH! Party* playing the part of the clowns.  While there has been a revelation that Russia did attempt to access voter records, it was unsuccessful.  While the WAH! Party* and their sycophants in the Media point to this as being “evidence” that there was collusion between the Russians and the Trump Campaign, no hard evidence has been presented to show that this is the case.

But the question begs to be asked – If there was collusion, why would the Russians throw their resources behind the Republicans and not the WAH! Party*?  Other than the generic “business dealings” explanation, nothing else sticks.  Indeed, if there were charges of collusion, it should be against the WAH! Party*, and here’s a couple of reasons why:

  • During the 2012 campaign, then President Obummer was caught on an open microphone talking to the Russian President and stated ““This is my last election … After my election I have more flexibility.”  This was in reference to the US-led missile defense of Europe through NATO.  Almost sounds like the President was willing to throw our allies under the bus in favor of the Russian Bear…
  • It is well known that while Felonia von Pantsuit was the the Secretary of State, she negotiated a contract with Russia for access to uranium mines and material located in the US, possibly in return for “contributions” to her personal slush-fund known as the Clinton Foundation.  Sounds very favorable to the Russians and potentially damaging to the WAH! Party* candidate (subject to blackmail or at least conflict of interest charges).

Currently, there is a witch-hunt going on that will supposedly “find” evidence of collusion between the Trump Campaign and the Russians.  Personally, I believe that the WAH! Party* made this up to explain why their candidate lost to a non-political candidate.

Last, considering that then President Obummer sent US taxpayer dollars to influence Israel’s election is absolutely hypocritical.

Moving on…

The disaster known as ObamaCare is failing in more states as insurance companies pull out of more exchanges, leaving some people without insurance options.  Obamacare was designed to fail, and the WAH! Party* was playing the long game, fully expecting the voters to continue electing their candidates in order to pass single-payer government funded health insurance legislation to “save” the people.  This POS legislation needs to be repealed, not replaced, by the Republicans.

Next…

Terrorist attacks continue in Europe with the incompetent Progressive politicians stating that terrorism is now a way of life, and wants the population at large to be disarmed so that the government can protect them better with unarmed police.  Doesn’t work in France or England as the terrorists still find a way to find arms, make bombs, and run over people with vehicles in a largely gun-free zone/country.

Twits….

Another anniversary of D-Day has passed.  A lot has changed from the character of the young men who rushed into danger and death.  Now the young people rush from bad words, hate speech, and hurtful ideas to safe zones with puppies and play dough because they need protection from all things that create micro-aggressions in some of the most expensive colleges that are educating tomorrow’s leaders.

Pathetic and sad, and doesn’t bode well for the future of the country…

Climate Warming/Cooling/Change is being revealed as being more scam than science.  If it was really true, then the computer models would all agree without having to fudge or cherry-pick the data, and would also explain why the Earth has warmed and cooled in the past without man’s interference.  All one has to do is follow the money between the proponents of Climate Warming/Cooling/Change and the politicians & scientists that derive power & funding to know that their isn’t a bit of reality to any of it.  I applaud President Trump calling out these hypocrites, withdrawing from the non-binding Paris Accord that penalizes the US & almost no one else, and allowing the eco-wienies to collectively throw hissy-fits.

Yes, I will admit to a bit of schadenfreude watching them…

While there is more that can be commented on, this is what is at the top of my list at the moment.  Until next time.


* The WAH! Party stands for Whiners And Hypocrites, of which the Democratic Party has become.

Post Election Thoughts

To say that I was pleased to see Donald Trump defeat the Hildebeast for the Presidency would be an understatement.  As readers of this blog know, I was not a fan of the Democratic nominee for a plethora of reasons.

What is so surprising (or maybe not) is that over 60 million people voted for her.  This is despite the admissions of the Hildebeast of using a private email server for State Department business, which is illegal to start with, and allegations of using her position as Secretary of State for influence peddling using the Clinton Foundation as a money laundering entity.  As stated before, should we not elect people to the highest positions of government that have demonstrated integrity and do not have multiple scandals associated with them?

The Hildebeast had help – the Media – covering for her and attacking Trump.  We The People have had enough of the Media skewing the news coverage in favor of one extremely flawed candidate.  I think that the results of the election can be summed up by the following:

Dewey

Media War

But there are those who do not see it that way.  There are protests and riots by the same people who have preached love, patience, and acceptance simply because they did not get their way.  I’ll admit that when Obummer was elected not once but twice, I was upset and may have shed a tear or two because I knew what his election was going to do to this country.  I also like to reminisce on the protests that we Conservatives did when the elections were over:

2012 Riots

That’s right – there weren’t any.  We accepted the results and vowed to soldier on.  We didn’t collapse in on ourselves needing safe spaces, Play-Doh,  and participation awards to make us feel better.  We didn’t go on crying jags and threaten the President-Elect because we didn’t like the results of the election.  We didn’t protest (much) and go on property destroying riots like a bunch of maniacs.  To the perpetually offended sour-grapes out there, I have this to say:

Suck it up, Buttercups.  Your antics only show that you are a bunch of immature whiners that have absolutely no business in the serious activity of voting for who will govern this country.  Grow up!

I’m sorry if I’m not more sympathetic to those who are upset that Trump won and Felonia von Pantsuit lost.  I have watched President Obummer disrespect and tear apart this country, and the Hildebeast promised to do much the same and more.  Quite frankly, I’m pleased to see that there is a chance that things will get better under Trump.

Only time will tell – Now the real work begins for the President-Elect.

Just a Few Thoughts…

While we all know that the Internet is probably one of the greatest sources of misinformation, I doubt that it can compete in the willful deception of the American people as the Media.  While the Media is supposed to be fair and impartial in its investigation and reporting of the facts except for the editorial page, the slanting of stories toward one viewpoint is, in my mind, nothing less than criminal malfeasance.


Election Night


I wonder if this would be a better choice than the Hildebeast…

Vader 2016


If Hillary is elected, this will be the result:

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And this will become the new norm, probably government mandated more than it already is…

Tolerant Liberal


God help us all.

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