Merry Christmas! I refuse to let the America haters win this holiday season!

After I published my article last week, I needed to go to my local Home Depot to purchase some building supplies for a project I am working on for a friend. I pulled into the parking lot at about 10:45 A.M. on “Black Friday”. I am 71 years old and have never seen a Home Depot parking lot this full! I was driving my older heavy-duty Chevy Silverado hunting and work project truck and pulling a 5’ x 8’ utility trailer. With the trailer attached I had trouble finding a parking space! As I looked for a parking space, I noticed men, women and families loading shopping and lumber carts full of all sorts of merchandise including large stuffed animals, Christmas decorations, tools, and even live decorative poinsettia plants into a wide variety of vehicles. And yes, there were also people like me buying building materials, including those in line at the licensed contractor checkout loading area.

When I did find a place to park and got inside it was literally standing room only in some parts of the store. And, like the overflowing parking lot, I have never seen so many orange aprons (Home Depot employees). It was obvious that Home Depot had gone on a well thought out “hiring and training spree”. I had to wait in a queue for an employee to find me a lumber cart and help me load the materials I needed on it. Yet everyone I interacted with in this practically overwhelming retail environment was cheerful and professional. The young lady that checked me out even said “Merry Christmas” to me with a bright smile when she handed me my receipt and credit card back. The young man that helped me fill my order waited for me to check out and then pushed the lumber cart out to the parking lot, helped me load my truck and trailer and then said, “Merry Christmas Sir”. Note: this is a free-standing Home Depot building supply, appliance and garden center store in western Georgia! It is not in a retail mall!

As I wrote earlier, I had just published my weekly article where I listed a lot of very positive things I see happening in America, and how I had made a conscious decision to not let the America hating Left (Democrats, MSM, and RINO Republicans) succeed in making me be in a negative mood this Holiday season! There is too much GOOD happening in America now to allow the Left to suppress my optimism! This positive experience reaffirmed to me that I had made the right decision to focus on everything GOOD that is happening in America. And then over the  weekend, and into the first part of this week, every time I turned on the TV or logged into the internet, it became obvious that I was going to need positive experiences like this if I was going to be able to stay on track with having a positive holiday season and trying to share it with everyone I came in contact with.

It is increasingly obvious to me that the better things get in America the ANGRIER the “America haters” become!  In some instances, “ANGRY” is not a strong enough word to describe the Left’s behavior. It would also be inaccurate to try and use the words REASON or TRUTH when trying to communicate with the Left or understand how they can be so dishonest in their effort to distort the facts about what is really happening in America! Here are two recent examples of how dishonest and disgusting the Left is now:

  • Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was in a Mississippi runoff for her Senate seat against Mike Espy, a former member of the Clinton Administration. Another Republican candidate got enough votes in the primary election to force the top two vote finishers in the primary to compete in a runoff (Mississippi has a “jungle” primary system where all candidates can run). When complimenting the host of a fund raiser that she was attending during her campaign Hyde-Smith said. “I think so much of him that if he asked me to attend a public hanging I would sit in the front row”. THE RACE CARD IMMEDIATELY CAME OUT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! She was immediately accused of being racist and deliberately misquoted to support their ridiculous claim. The Left has constantly claimed that she used the word “lynching” instead of the phrase “public hanging”. Public hangings were legal capital punishment, lynchings were murder. She did use a poor choice of words, but this does not make her a racist. Unfortunately, deliberately misquoting someone for political gain is “standard operating procedure” for the Left. Update: Senator Hyde-Smith won the runoff by a comfortable margin.
  • When a large band of illegals tried to cross the border into California the Border Patrol agents working that section of the border were outnumbered “hundreds to one”. When the Border Patrol stood their ground and enforced the border the illegals became violent and began to attack the agents with projectiles like rocks, pieces of concrete, and even pieces of the border fence, while yelling obscenities at them. Several of the agents were injured and several of the Border Patrol vehicles were damaged by the projectiles. The illegals became so violent that the agents had to use pepper spray to try to stop the attack and then had to use tear gas to keep them from breaching the border. The Left’s immediate response was to loudly compare the Border Patrol to the Nazi massacre of the Jews and accusing them of “using chemicals of war against people who only wanted a better life for themselves, including women and children”. The last accusation came from a sitting U.S. Congressman. The Border Patrol supervisor responsible for that area of the border said that NOT ONE OF THE ILLEGALS APPROACHED THE BORDER AND ASKED FOR ASYLUM? The supervisor also said the group that tried to violently cross the border was almost totally male. A FOX NEWS crew that was at the border interviewed several of the illegals involved in the attempt to cross the border. They reported that no one that they talked to said they wanted asylum in the U.S. They all said that they just wanted to come to America to work for a few years. The FOX crew also confirmed that the group at this attempted border crossing was almost totally male.

 

Beginning Sunday evening and on into the week the Left (the Democrats, the MSM, and the RINO Republicans) literally filled the airwaves and the internet with nasty comments like the examples above. As I see all the good things that are happening in America now, I find myself wondering how there could be so much hatred like this for America? But I now accept the fact that the Left will stop at nothing to “fundamentally change America”. We cannot let that happen!

Note: From this point forward, I am going to say “Merry Christmas” to people I interact with, not the P.C. “Happy Holidays”!

 

Happy Holidays!

In spite of what the media is saying it is great to be an American and to live in America this holiday season! Everywhere I go I see good things happening and everyone I talk to tells me that they are doing better now financially than they have for many years:

  • I see huge new retail, manufacturing and distribution centers being built and large tracts of timber land being cleared for more construction, and some of these are huge speculative developments.
  • I have friends that own businesses who all tell me that their only problem now is having enough employees to handle the work that is available to them.
  • Recently I noticed that an entire block of an older part of a neighboring town had been leveled to build new commercial businesses.
  • In the area where I live two different older, but well-maintained homes were sold and then leveled so larger new homes could be built (and I live in a somewhat rural area of my county).
  • I see “Help Wanted” and “Now Hiring” signs everywhere I go and on practically every commercial vehicle.
  • Two different tracts of land in my county that had been zoned agricultural since the county started zoning in 1970 are being rezoned to residential, so new homes can be built on them.
  • Tracts of land that were being developed for new homes and an apartment complex in my county were abandoned when the Clinton Administration caused the housing market and U.S. economy to collapse. They sat idle all these years but have now been reopened and are being developed.
  • There is new commercial development on all four sides of the city that is five miles West of my home, and around the city that is nine miles North of my home.

As I see all the good things that are happening in America this holiday season, I find myself wondering how there could be so much hatred for America from the Left and the media?

Based on my observations of what I can clearly see versus what I hear, it looks like the vast majority of the media in America, broadcast, print and the internet, is “cheer leading” for the Left’s efforts to fulfill Obama’s dream of “fundamentally changing America”. Some of the media’s recent negative “reporting” (I use the term loosely here) was that:

  • Working class Americans are having a harder time making ends meet now than in previous years.
  • The job market in America is the worst it has been since 2010.
  • Trump’s tax cuts were only helping the rich and corporations.
  • In a published interview Laura Ingraham’s estranged brother said that she was “an angry monster”. Laura is a very successful Conservative writer and commentator. She is also a single mom with FOUR ADOPTED CHILDREN.
  • Rich people do not give anyone jobs, poor people create jobs by spending every dollar they get, while the rich get richer.
  • Many people on the Left, including in the media are still insisting that “Trump is a declared racist” because he publicly stated that he is a “Nationalist”. They refuse to acknowledge the definition of a “Nationalist”. Which means putting your country first! Being a declared “Nationalist” has absolutely nothing to do with being a racist. A “Nationalist” is a person who loves his country while a racist is a person who selectively hates!

As I thought about the good things that are happening in America, I made a conscious decision to focus on the holidays and do everything I can to make the holidays as positive as I can for everyone that I come in contact with. And to continue to do what I can to make people aware of how much opportunity there is in America now for people to achieve their dreams. That is why so many people from so many other countries want to come to America. We cannot let the “America haters” win!

The Left Cannot Wait Until the New Congress is Sworn In on the 5th of January to Make Fools of Themselves

Thanks to the Democrats, RINO Republicans and MSM America is in a growing state of chaos ten days after the mid-term elections were supposed to be over!

It has been ten days since the mid-term election polls closed and we still have undecided federal and state elections, with numerous deadlines being missed and many FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS BEING OPENLY VIOLATED! In a number of these elections the loser does not have a valid path to victory, but they refuse to concede and continue to have lawyers pile up lawsuit after lawsuit trying to change the election results. We also had elections, like Arizona where the Conservative candidate had a comfortable lead when the polls closed but days later the hard-Left candidate was declared the winner by a comfortable margin. It is interesting to me that in every one of the contested elections the majority of the ballots that were “found” were Democrat! Some ballots are still being “found”!

The Democrats in the House of Representatives are in a verbal battle over who will be “Speaker of the House”.

The Democrats in the House of Representatives are running in every direction to get in front of TV cameras to talk about what they are going to do in their new role as the majority party in the House of Representatives.

The Democrats in the Senate are running in every direction to get in front of TV cameras to talk about what they are going to do as they work with the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives to “defeat everything Trump”. The Democrats in the Senate seem to have forgotten that the Senate is known as the “upper chamber” for a reason. The Senate can override practically everything the House may try to do, like trying to impeach the President or Judge Kavanaugh.

RINO Republican Jeff Flake, who is “retiring”, joined with a Senate Democrat to hold a press conference to announce that he will join with the Democrats to block every judge that is waiting on Senate approval unless Congress passes a bill to “protect” Mueller from President Trump. This is beyond comprehension! Flake is “retiring” because it was obvious to everyone that it was doubtful that he could get re-elected because of his anti-Trump activity during the 2016 elections.

RINO Republican Jeff Flake is also getting in front of every TV camera he can find to denigrate the President’s decision to send troops to help the Border Patrol secure our southern border. He is using some of the Democrat’s and MSM’s favorite terms like calling it a “stunt” that is “preventing those troops from spending the holidays with their families” and saying the caravans are not a “threat”. Note to Flake: One part of one caravan is already in Tijuana Mexico trying to get into California to take advantage of the states pro-immigrant policies. If they succeed it will be like the “opening of the flood gates” on a large damn that will rush in the tens of thousands of people in the additional caravans following the illegals already at our border.

Representative Adam Schiff is getting in front of every TV camera he can find to talk about all the subpoenas the Democrats are going to issue to “investigate everything Trump”. The phrase that is being used to describe this plan by the MSM is, “the Democrats are loading their subpoena cannon”.

Representative Maxine Waters, who does not live in her district, made a public statement that as Chairperson of the House Financial Services Committee, “the days of being easy on banks are over” (whatever that means?). Does she want to recreate the housing market crash that Bill Clinton created by forcing banks to make loans to people who were not eligible for them and could not pay them back? This is the Congress Woman who illegally funneled bank bail-out funds to a minority owned bank in California that she and her husband owned stock in and her husband was a member of the bank’s Board of Directors. Even though what she did was blatantly illegal the Congressional Ethics committee declined to censor her in any way. Note: The Congressional ethics Committee has an equal number of Democrat and Republican members virtually assuring that no one in Congress will be censored for anything. It was designed to protect all members of Congress, not to assure that they are ethical.

Practically everyone in the MSM loudly and happily talked about how “bitter and withdrawn Trump is over losing the House majority”. While they were doing this President Trump was holding a White House press conference announcing his support for bi-partisan legislation that would enact prison reform and criminal sentencing reform to correct some of the serious problems created in our justice system by Bill Clinton’s “three strikes and you are out” legislation. This bill will do a lot to reduce the number of people in our prison system and help many people who do go to jail become productive members of our communities when they get out of jail. President Trump was surrounded at the press conference by bi-partisan members of Congress and representatives of influential law enforcement and prison staff organizations. This bill has passed the House with bi-partisan support and President Trump promised to sign it when the Senate passes it and sends it to his desk.

Unfortunately, these examples are just a small sample of how obsessed the Left is with their plans to destroy the Trump Presidency (RESIST and OBSTRUCT) and make America be part of their dream of a “One World Order”. As I wrote last week, it is going to be really interesting to watch the “news” from now until the November 2020 elections!

Is Losing the House of Representatives a Blessing in Disguise?

I think YES!

As I watched and listened to everything that happened in America in recent years, especially the last two years, it became obvious to me that America was coming to another crucial point in its history. A point where the America I grew up in would cease to exist if there was not a significant change in the Washington Cesspool in the very near future. I believe we got a critical part of that change in the mid-term elections that ended on Tuesday. With the Democrats in charge of the House, with a very slim majority they cannot continue to totally resist everything the President wants to do. Now at least some of the spotlight will be focused on them. With some of the most extreme Democrats becoming the chairperson of the House committees their irrational and ridiculous behavior will be completely visible to everyone who chooses to look at what is really happening in America.

In addition to the Democrats having a slim majority in the House, the Republicans will have a stronger majority in the Senate, and a lot of the RINO Republicans will be OUT of the Washington Cesspool on December 31st!  The RINOs are being replaced by people who appear to be Conservative Republicans! With a strong Conservative Republican majority in the Senate the Democrats will be forced to be more reasonable in what they do or do not do. For example: Neither President Trump nor Judge Kavanaugh will be impeached.

President Trump was truly masterful in the way he worked to make the elections be more favorable for what he wants for America. He was even more amazing than usual during the last few weeks of the mid-term election campaign. On many days he did multiple campaign rallies but never appeared to be tired! He made every minute count as he worked to reduce the Democrats takeover of the House and increase the Republican majority in the Senate. He clearly knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish and did it!

After working tirelessly and brilliantly during the last few weeks of the mid-term election campaign, President Trump ramped up his efforts to “Make America Great Again” on election day. As the results began to trickle in the President began to make calls to ranking Democrats to talk about working with them to pass bipartisan bills. And then he ramped up his efforts to “Make America Great Again” early Wednesday morning! The first thing he did was to have his Chief of Staff call A.G. Sessions and ask for his immediate resignation. Based on everything I have seen and heard Jeff Sessions is a good man, but he has been an absolute failure as A.G. As soon as he had Sessions’ resignation letter in his hand President Trump appointed an “Acting A.G.” that will do what needs to be done in the DOJ and do it decisively! This transition was done in a way that is perfectly legal and cannot be legitimately questioned by anyone.

While the Sessions transition was being organized President Trump stepped up to the podium and conducted the most fascinating White House press conference I have ever seen. He was completely in control, knew exactly what he was doing and accomplished exactly what he wanted to accomplish. If you have not seen or heard about this press conference, I am sure there is video available somewhere. I strongly suggest you look it up and watch it. As a result of one of the more memorable scenes in the press conference CNN was formally notified that Jim Acosta’s White House press pass had been canceled!

In addition to everything else that President Trump did on Wednesday, in response to a question during the press conference, he confirmed that he is beginning his campaign to be reelected in 2020 and Vice President Pence will be his running mate.

Based on what I have seen and heard during the last few days I think that I may begin to enjoy watching and listening to the news again and will be much less likely to “curse the TV”.