I find it interesting the number of women who believe the women accusing Trump of inappropriate behavior. On the surface, I don’t have a problem with complaints being made, if the complaints are real and somewhat recent. If a person, male or female, makes any unwanted physical contact with the opposite sex (or same sex), a complaint should be made both criminally and civilly, however; waiting for 11 years for one woman and 30 years for another woman is ridiculous. I have to ask the question why, why are these women coming forward with a story they know anyone with any reasonable mental ability would discredit from the first word spoken? Ah, but alas, that is not the case, what we have are seemingly large numbers of women across broad cross-sections of our female population that is proclaiming these women are victims of a culturally backward person, and that person being Donald Trump. Why are these women, some, who seem to be at least level headed, educated, and productive (the rest appear to be in college) so willing to accept any statement given by any woman describing an event that occurred 30 years ago? Are they just so overwhelmed with the possibility of a female becoming president? Are they so willing to set aside all of their common sense and allow these women to possibly destroy a man, there’s that sexist word, just so they can say they were here when America elected it’s first woman president? From the broadcast I’ve seen, the percentage of women believing the statements vs. men tells me that most men don’t believe the allegations, not because Donald Trump is a man but because they seem to be able to see through this blatant untruth. I believe they aren’t looking at the potential sex of our next president but rather looking at the statements from an investigative point of view. Our progressive democrats along with very large numbers of our black population, most who had never voted before 2008, have made sure we had a “first black president”, how has that worked for them. A quick look at the numbers shows that more blacks have entered the poverty level, the unemployment in the black population has risen to extremely high percentages, and the number of homeless blacks has grown exponentially, but they all got an Obama phone, the racial divide in this country has become worse than it was in the thirty’s, forty’s and fifty’s and the racial protest we witnessed in the 60’s were pale compared to what we have witnessed under the Obama Presidency. All of this because they ensured a black democrat man became America’s first black president. Based on the history of the Obama legacy I can only guess that under a Hillary presidency women’s wages will drop, working conditions will be less desirable, health care will become completely unaffordable, child care will become unavailable, etc. But they will be proud to say they helped elect America’s first female president, but at what cost? Will the America we are left with be salvageable? Will the America we have left after Hillary raises the immigration level by 500+Percent even be recognizable? Will the America without borders even look like the America we and our parents grew up in? Probably not, but we can all be thankful for the part we played making sure America had it’s first black president and its first female president. For Liberty and Freedom. Ernie
As I sit here watching the new pilot (several weeks behind) “Designated Survivor” with Kiefer Sutherland, glad to see him back in what might be a very successful new show, I can’t help but reflect back to last night’s debate with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump and ask myself who do we want as our Designated Leader. In the first part of the pilot Tom Kirkman, a cabinet member, who has just been told he is to take an Ambassadors position makes the statement to his wife, who insinuated, if you had played their games you wouldn’t be out of a job. Tom’s response was, I would just be like one of those guys, when I got into this we had a deal; I wasn’t going to be one of those guys. When I said designated leader, I want you to think about who will be in charge if the unthinkable were to happen here in America, an event of “Catastrophic Destruction” to our country. An event that immediately takes the lives of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people. An event that we knew who the attackers were and what their intentions were. Who do we want to answer the three o’clock call in the middle of the night?
We, the voters in America have to make a decision, a decision that will affect and shape America, our children, our grandchildren and us for generations to come. We have to make a decision between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Another way of looking at this is which lesser of two evils do we choose? As I sit here watching this show, no this is not going to be a play by play, I see the panic of Kirkman, the indecision in his demeanor, the fear in his eyes as he enters a bathroom and pukes out his guts knowing the questions in his mind must be what do I do now? How do I save the greatest country in the world from the impending destruction, from within and from enemies on the outside?
Yes, this election is just that important.
Do we go with the status quo, or do we go with a person we really don’t know much about other than what we have seen on reality TV? Do we go with a person who has proven to be questionable in their protecting our nation’s secrets, or do we go with a person who strikes fear in a lot of people because of his seemingly inability to control his tendencies to overreact? Do we go with a person who will not say who our current enemy is, Radicle Islamic Terrorism or do we go with a person who has on multiple occasions shown no fear in naming or enemies? Do we go with a person who wants open borders or a person who wants to build a wall to stop or at best slow the entry of possible enemies of America? Do we go with a person who wants to increase the number of Muslim refugees entering America by over Five Hundred Percent or do we want a person who wants to temporarily stop the flow of known groups that could contain potential threats to our country until they could be vetted if that is possible? This list of do we’s could go on but you need to seek your own do we’s and answer them with what you believe to be a decision based on the best outcome for America. We can’t let our decision become influenced by what some are saying it has become her turn, she has earned the Office of the President of The United States of America. One doesn’t earn the office just by serving in other Washington positions. A person earns the right to sit in the Oval Office by presenting ideas that reflect the heritage of American values, along with the belief that America is the greatest country in the world. Ideas that represents all “Americans” equally, not showing favoritism toward groups of people only because they might represent votes. Google “Email shows federal immigration bosses in OT push to swear in new citizens ‘due to election’”. I find it distressing that any office of our government would encourage field offices to swear in as many new “citizen voters” as possible before the Nov. 8 presidential election. While I do believe our government is corrupt at least in some areas, I find it troublesome that there are flagrant attempts to sway our election in such an open manner.
I can only hope that each of you looks deep into your hearts and beliefs, at least where America’s future is concerned and give much time in prayer and vote for the person you feel will represent America in a way that she, America, so richly deserves. Regardless of the outcome of this election, you need to know in your heart that you voted your heart and for the person, you feel will be the best selection for the Presidency of The United States of America. God bless America.
For Liberty and Freedom. Ernie
Make America Great Again. That is the theme of Donald Trump’s campaign, which in my opinion is a great theme, one that everyone can relate to. But, what does it take to make America great? If One Hundred people were asked that question you would, no doubt, get 50-75 different answers, some would be the same just worded differently. However, if you asked those same One Hundred people what would their plan be to make America great again you no doubt would have a confused look on the faces of those same people. Donald Trump still hasn’t outlined a plan completely and thorough enough to where the average American could understand just how he plans to do that and how what he wants to do would be so different from what Hillary would do that would convince them to vote for him. With just Seventy-One days until the election and taking into account that early voting starts much earlier he needs to put his plan out so we can see what he intends to do to make America great again. Since he hasn’t made his plan public I will step in and offer my plan to him to freely use.
Right up front I want to make a disclaimer that I am not an economist nor do I have a degree in politics, mathematics, or economics. However, over the course of a typical work week, I come in contact with many people who hold Masters Degrees and some hold a double Masters Degree while a fair amount of people I know have Ph.D. degrees in various fields. I have made the statement to many people that while they hold high degrees in very important fields they have a GED equivalent in common sense. Me, personally, I would rather have a Ph.D. in common sense. Common Sense will keep me alive when a piece of paper with Ph.D. written on will only start a fire to keep me warm one time. With that said here is my plan to make America great again and bring back the pride of accomplishment to the workingman and woman that they haven’t felt in many years. If a man or woman can’t take pride in their efforts to provide for themselves or their families then they only exist in a job without self-worth. Once a person’s self-worth is depleted their future becomes dismal and fruitless.
As President, I would go before Congress, the IRS, the EPA etc. and tell them upfront what my plan is and I would also tell them that if they do not support me on this plan that I would personally take every opportunity to publically embarrass them not only in front of their local constituents but in front of the whole country. I would be relentless in my effort to ensure that they were not voted back into the office they have become so dependent on for their luxurious lifestyle and more than ample retirement. I would then set a designated time for all major media outlets, i.e., television and radio to set aside time for me to go on the national networks and give this plan. I would outline the plan in steps.
Step 1. I would encourage every American who is planning to buy a new car or truck to buy an American built car or truck, one that is built here within the boundaries of our American Shores. If they do this I would make available to them the writing off of half of their interest payment for the duration of their auto loan. This isn’t something unheard of; there was a time when anyone filling out their taxes could write off all of their interest amounts. Looking at the numbers of several different sites I can only make an estimate of the number of cars sold. The numbers I find run between Fifteen Million and Seventeen Million. That’s a 15 or a 17 with a lot of zero’s behind them. To the three major American auto manufacturers, I would provide major tax and profit incentives for them to bring their manufacturing plants back to America and employing legally verifiable American citizens and only legal immigrants who have followed the rules and obtained the proper paperwork to be here. Congress is going to balk at this saying that it will cost America too much tax income. My answer would be, but look at the millions upon millions of people who would be working who are going to be paying payroll taxes and other taxes, social security might even become solvent again, with that many people working and paying taxes we might be able to reduce the tax amounts allowing the working people to bring home more of their income. Right now we don’t have anyone working and therefore we are not receiving any tax income hence our ever-increasing debt. I would tell them to look beyond their greedy noses and see the many different industries that would be affected by this simple move, the paint industry, the upholstery industry, the electronic industry, the steel industry, the glass industry, the list grows all the way down to the salesman or saleswoman on the car lots. To all of these industries, I would also offer tax and profit incentives to bring their manufacturing back to America, which puts even more people to work. This simple plan could be carried over to any item bought, televisions, refrigerators, furniture, clothes etc. the list is endless. There was a time when any item bought in America was made in America. We can’t continue providing jobs for the rest of the world when we aren’t even providing jobs for our American citizens. We need to bring manufacturing jobs back to America and until we lessen the tax burden on the companies that we relied on for so many years to hold up and support the American worker we will never become Great Again. We cannot wait for China, Japan, Korea or any other foreign country to make us great again, they have no incentive to make us great, we have got to do it ourselves.
Step number two, well there is only one step, making America Great Again doesn’t have to be complicated, it doesn’t have to be drawn up by a person with a Ph.D., it only takes a little common sense and the desire to do it. Here’s to making America Great Again. For Liberty and Freedom. Ernie.
Are there no limits to the depths our Presidential candidates will go? Have we not yet reached the bottom of the gutter? Having had the opportunity to experience multiple elections going back to the 70’s and beyond I have come to realize the political atmosphere has changed and not for the good. It appears our presidential candidates are venturing deeper and deeper into the gutter of sleaze. There was the time when candidates pointed out their opponent’s lack of policy or lack of experience or even more important they spent their time promoting their own policies as they didn’t want to spend too much time talking about their opponent. As the years have passed our candidates on both sides have spread viciousness across the political platform but not to the harshness we are now experiencing. They are now talking about the size of a candidate’s appendage (I’m trying to keep this as family friendly as I can) and now are dragging the wives down into the muck. Without question, the person most responsible for this is Donald Trump. While Donald has slung more than his fair share of slanderous remarks he isn’t he only one guilty, but what bothers me most is that we Americans seem to not be bothered by this most undesirable trend in elections. Is that a reflection of our changing societal personality or is this an indication that we really don’t care anymore what a candidate does or says as long as it is our candidate that wins and wins be any means necessary. During the 2012 election, we experienced the destruction of Herman Cain’s bid for office due to the Democrat side bringing up two women who claimed there was sexual inappropriateness. When their story of these two women didn’t get the traction the democrat’s wanted they brought in more women discussing sexual advances between Mr. Cain and themselves and indicated there was phone text to back them up although nothing substantial was ever published or displayed. I found it strange that here was a man who had been CEO in several companies and having worked with hundreds of women and all they could find was about four or so. If a man in his capacity has a problem with unfaithfulness and infidelity he isn’t going to stop at four, the numbers would be in the high double digits, to say the least, look at Bill Cosby, the numbers were surprisingly high. Even more interesting is the fact that as soon as Herman stopped his campaign all allegations of adulterous behavior stopped. They accomplished what they set out to do, destroy a man’s run for President.
What has happened that we are accepting a candidate that only uses crude and rude remarks toward his opponents? All through the 2016 primary’s all Trump has done is trash the others. I do believe this was an attempt to ward off any questions regarding just “how was he going to make America great again. He still hasn’t given many real definitive answers. And, when the list narrowed he became more direct and vicious in his mockery. Marco Rubio became “Little Marco”; Ted Cruz has now become “Lying Ted.” Every time he mentions Ted He refers to him as Lying Ted. He is taking the Clintons and the Democrats approach that if you tell a lie enough people will believe it. Now it seems an anti-Trump Super Pac, Make America Awesome, which has no connection to the Cruz campaign and stated so in an ad, released a picture showing Melania Trump posing nude, which she did in 2000 for the British version of GQ. Cruz, nor his campaign, had any control over the release of this ad and Cruz has discredited the ad but that didn’t matter to Trump. Trump shot off a tweet saying “Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. photo shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!” What beans? He went on with another tweet “Lyin’ Ted Cruz denied that he had anything to do with the G.Q. model photo post of Melania. That’s why we call him Lyin’ Ted!” Do we really want this man for president, a person who so far has only proven that he can hurl slanderous names and remarks at his opponents? Now, to muddle up the mess, even more, we have “The Nevada County Scooper” which probably refers to their using a cat box pooper-scooper in finding their stories, wrote a story saying that Donald Trump followed through on his threat and claimed that Heidi Cruz was a call girl, which isn’t true. The only people that read the Nevada County Scooper probably live their lives in the cat box but there will be those who believe the article. The only summation I can come to on this is that our society has, in fact, fell into the gutter of sleaze and we are enjoying wallowing around in all of the pig slop. For those who don’t know anything about early pig farming slop was to feed the pigs. I believe society will only get worse. God help us.
For Liberty and Freedom, Ernie
This is going to be a short blog because if I write too much on this subject my head might explode which I know would make some people very happy. As I have written before discussing the castration of the American male, I conceded that I didn’t think it could get much worse. I will now endeavor to take this to another level by including the entire citizenry of America, or, at least, a very large portion.
Over the last few days, there have been two incidents that happened that really made me think that America might actually be lost to any hope of regaining the America I grew up in. The first is a story from North Dakota involving an Associate Professor, Heidi Czerwiec, and the ROTC. In a letter Sunday to the Grand Forks Herald, Heidi Czerwiec described the panic she felt when she looked up from her office computer to see “two figures in camo with guns” outside her window. My first thought is for my students’ and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911. I can’t help but think the students in the room had a rather good laugh at what was happening. Nowhere could I find it reported that she instructed the class to take cover. Nope, her first thought was to crawl under a desk for her safety. She is an Associate Professor at this university and probably is aware that the university has an ROTC program and should have known from prior experience that they used the school grounds for drills. Hello, I’m hoping that with your degree you could have figured that out. But no, she couldn’t wrap her mind around the thought of the ROTC doing drills so she says she will call 911 every time she see’s them doing drills in the Quad. I really don’t believe the University of North Dakota is where she belongs. Ms. Czerwiec might be more comfortable at the University of Missouri where at least they do have safe rooms where she can run to in her time of distress.
Number two involves Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It appears that at some point someone using sidewalk chalk wrote “Trump 2016” on the sidewalk bringing fear to the students. The messages horrified many students on campus, who complained to President Wagner’s office that they felt intimidated and unsafe. Again, hello, we’re talking about sidewalk chalk. Emory University President James Wagner will not allow an act of pro-Trump political advocacy to go unscrutinized: the administration will review security footage in hopes of identifying the person or persons who committed the heinous act of scribbling “Trump 2016” in chalk all over campus. Notice he didn’t say the “political acts in general just the pro-Trump political act. We have now reached a point where mere sidewalk chalk depicting the name of a Presidential candidate causes a feeling of fear and intimidation to come over these children. It is now so bad we can’t call it Graffitti because that word is racist. We have to call it “chalking”. And in one report this happened in a “Safe Area”, oh my goodness, now we can’t even be safe in our safe areas, where will we now run too.
What really puzzles me is why do parents continue to send their children to these colleges and universities where they, the children, apparently from their actions they can’t be called adults, are indoctrinated into a continued state of fear, and now from sidewalk chalk, take a water hose and wash it off. What these children need to do is run back home crawl back into bed with their mommy and daddy pull the covers up over their heads and cry there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home and next semester enroll in the University of Missouri. Edited for paragraph spacing
For Liberty and Freedom, Ernie
Recently Marco Rubio ran an ad showing Trumps abuse of Eminent Domain, accusing him of having a pattern of sleaze. The ad says; Vera Coking’s home was all she had left*, but it stood in Donald Trumps way, Trump wanted Coking’s home, “to park limousines for his casino”. To him, she was a nobody. His response at one of his campaign rallies was, “They take these ads they’re vicious and they say anything. They say anything, (Hello, have you listened to yourself lately) I just hope you don’t believe the crap because it’s all crap, okay, They’re lies. (Donald, you can’t run and hide from what is actually recorded in legal records) They talk about eminent domain; without eminent domain you wouldn’t have a road, without eminent domain, you wouldn’t have hospitals (yes we would, the property would be purchased at market value, not “fair market value” set by a government agency), you wouldn’t have anything. By the way, without eminent domain, you wouldn’t have the keystone pipelines”, (we still don’t, could that have been a ploy to put more property under government control). His response was rather provocative, to say the least. He has also said “eminent domain — when it comes to jobs, roads, and the public good (who determines public good)– I think it’s a wonderful thing.” (You are wrong Donald, without eminent domain we might have more private property ownership, it is not the job of the government to determine if a person loses their right to the property they have worked hard to pay for just for the sake of a turtle, (or any number of reasons) that isn’t even endangered, we wouldn’t have situations like recently happened in Nevada and what may be more intrusion by the government over “grazing rights.”) “While I will vote for Trump if he gets the Republican nomination I surely don’t have to support his tyrannical rants.
If you don’t see a problem with the government using eminent domain to take property away from the owners or you don’t see a problem with the government creating the Bureau of Land Management or any other number of government agencies you desperately need to learn more about the purpose of our government. Our government has created dozens of agencies (illegally by Constitutional Law) to grow the government and it seems they are now focusing “public land” and “privately owned land” as their next target. There are no legal reasons for the government to own or control any property except for the defined need for very limited reasons. Do your own research on Constitutional Law, not from a government or a state funded school that has their lesson plans written by people who survive on government grants, but from a resource that is self-funded or through donations for the purpose of public education in the Constitution. Oh, if you want to claim the Supreme Court has approved this, just remember who appointed them. You cannot have a self-monitoring, self-disciplining government any more than you can have a child monitor their actions and administer their own discipline.
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* Vera Coking did eventually sell her home but to her demands, not eminent domain demands.
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