Trump’s Innauguration

by Jack

For many of us in America, Trump’s inauguration could only have been eclipsed by another grand event… Obama’s departure. And rightly so, we’ve been waiting for 8 years for Obama to leave; we’ve only been waiting a few months for Trump to be elected. And today was finally it, an end to Obama regime! Yippee, this uncloseted leftist is finally gone! In the immortal words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last!”

Trump seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself today an so did his hundreds of thousands of supporters! Of course the democrats tried to spoil it, but they failed miserably. 60 plus Congress people boycotted this event because they couldn’t accept the election results! What a joke. They wanted a do-over…these pea brained cry-babies. They looked so foolish too, because they have openly disrespected the system that has served us well for over 241 years with a smooth transition of power. That’s pretty remarkable. 8 years ago, I didn’t like the fact that Obama was elected, but the idea of boycotting his inauguration never crossed my mind, nor any GOP representatives that I ever heard of! Well, this stunt made the democrats look immature and petty. Fortunately, Trump could have cared less if they were there or not.

The usual 1% of alt lefties hurled bricks at cops and broke windows, as if this has ever worked to win over the hearts and minds of voters? This happened in a number of places, , from D.C. to Portland. But, as usual it only served to make the fringe left look pathetic and irrelevant. Other than that, I thought Trump’s big day went over quite nicely.

I’m told his speech was one of the shortest in the last 4 decades, but in his 16 minutes at the podium, he managed to serve fair notice that Congress better get off their duffs and do some work. Trump sounded exactly like what he is, a true third party candidate who ran under the republican banner. He wants to hold both party’s accountable now and he is expecting to get results or the slackers are going to be in his cross-hairs!

Trump made a point of reminding the people, Congress is owned by us, we all have a duty to make them responsible! Trump wants us to join him in making better schools, more efficient use of our tax dollars, rebuild a stronger military, finally get a secure border and a balanced budget. He is demanding better security at home and he wants to put America first in all concerns, be it trade, jobs, business or diplomacy. Who could not want that? Okay, the alt left, but other than that, who wouldn’t want that?

If you would like to read what he had to say word for word, click here.

In closing, let me just say, I’m going to be thrilled if President Trump can accomplish a fraction of what he wants to do over the next 4 years. It will take a master negotiator and a strong leader to pull it off, because nobody in Congress really wants to cut anything! You name the target for reform and it’s always somebody’s sacred cow. Besides that I have serious reservations that they are competent enough to do it, even if they wanted too. Worse yet, you must remember this bunch of cheats and liars are addicted to “bribe money” aka campaign contributions, and that keeps them busy passing worthless legislation (aka crap) while the nation’s pleads for serious reform! It’s been like that for as long as I can remember. What have they ever done right for things like healthcare, national security, tax reform, crime, etc.? In general terms, what have they done to reform this growing, bloated bureaucracy that we’ve all come to know and loath? Obviously, I don’t like them and I don’t trust them to do anything that Trump has on his agenda. But, for the sake of this country I hope Trump brings us wins, we sure need it.

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Trump: Restore Power to the People

Trump innauguration dayPosted by Tina

WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT! And our new president doesn’t see himself as the all important figure in American politics. In fact he places himself in service to the people under the guidance of a power much greater than all of us. How refreshing! How exciting! To see our nation symbolically grounded and restored to it’s founding. Now it’s time to get to work. I have no doubt that’s what President Donald J. Trump and his administration will do.

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Act One: Reducing the Size of Government

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The Trump administration is committed to reducing the size and cost of government and is poised to do exactly that. Proposed changes range in savings from $10.5 trillion over 10 years to a more modest $8.6 trillion in ten years.

Reducing the size and cost of our federal bureaucracy is an impressive goal from my perspective. I eagerly await the final legislation to accomplish this savings. Impressive too is the revelation that the Trump transition team is practicing what they preach. Today it was announced that they came in “on time and below budget” and will be returning 20% of their budget to the treasury.

The following proposed changes are reported today at The Hill:

The departments of Commerce and Energy would see major reductions in funding, with programs under their jurisdiction either being eliminated or transferred to other agencies. The departments of Transportation, Justice and State would see significant cuts and program eliminations.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be privatized, while the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely.

No wonder Meryl Streep was tearing out her expensive quaff. She’s convinced that if the government doesn’t promote and fund the arts they will disappear. What a fool! The more experienced and wealthy members of the arts would do a much better job both creatively and financially. Of course they’d have to take the risks along with the rewards but isn’t that what people like Meryl Streep do every time they launch a new movie?

Our government has been too big, too bloated, and too inefficient for a long, long time. The services they supposedly offer have not been all that great either…education and housing are two specific examples of inefficiency and poor outcomes. It’s time to cut out the bloat and the Trump team is this nations best hope…you go guys!

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18 Jan. 1981, Iran Releases American Hostages

by Jack

On this day in U.S. history, 18 January -1981: IRANIAN HOSTAGE RELEASE.

Iran released 52 American hostages held in the American Embassy in Tehran after 444 days.

They would probably still be there too, if it were not for Ronald Reagan.

 
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The 5 Top Regrets of Dying People

Posted by Jack

This subject came by way of a book by Bonnie Ware who began her best seller as a humble British blogger.  Here are the top 5 regrets as evaluated by people at the end of their life:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

“Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”

 

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Maxine Waters Prepares to Impeach Trump!

by Jack

Trump’s not even in office and already here they come….

Can we impeach crazy people in Congress?  Apparently not.  During an interview with Cris Mathews (MSNBC) Rep. Maxine Waters (shown below) disclosed she and her fellow democrats are going to be intestigating Trump.   She explained that she really believes he conspired with Vladimir Putin to coin the phrase “Crooked Hillary” and further, that Putin provided Trump with the nicknames he used on his GOP rivals!  No, I am not kidding.

waters_LewisRep. John Lewis (far left, and he is far left too) echoed Maxine Water’s delusion when  called for Trump’s impeachment because he also thinks Russia conspired with Trump.  Where’s this coming fantasy from, you may wonder?  Who freakin knows, it’s just over the top nuts.

I don’t know how many other members of Congress are going to be working to impeach Trump for conspiring to give Hillary a nickname; but if it turns out that it’s just her and Lewis, it would elevate the credibility of the democratic party a few notches.

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I wonder if Lewis or Waters ever questioned why Communist Party members in the US  plan on disrupting Trump’s innauguration?  I mean, if he and Putin are so close, why would the commies do that?  Makes no sense does it?

 

 

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They’re Planning Chaos for the Innauguration

Posted by Jack

Protesters planning to blockade inauguration checkpoints, ‘party’ outside Pence home.

Audio of protest group’s show plans to disrupt Trump inauguration.

An anti-Donald Trump group is planning massive disruptions for next week’s inauguration covering everything from “blockades” at security checkpoints to a “dance party” outside VP-elect Mike Pence’s house, according to group leaders as well as newly obtained audio of their apparent plans.

The organization #DisruptJ20 already announced at a press conference Thursday its various plans to wreak havoc at Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration and in the days leading up to it.

A conservative group also shared with FoxNews.com what it said was audio from a Jan. 8 #DisruptJ20 meeting at a Washington church, giving even greater insight into the group’s planned D.C. “shutdown.”

The audio, recorded by Trevor Loudon with Capital Research Center, purports to show a female member detailing plans to “do everything we can to try and stop people from being able to access the inauguration.”

This begins with what was described as a “pure dance party at Mike Pence’s house” on Jan. 18.

“It’s his last few days living in Chevy Chase before he moves into the vice presidential residence, and we’re going to send him off with a bang,” the woman says in the audio.

Then she says the group is turning its attention toward the pro-Trump “DeploraBall” the following day, which she describes as the “alt-right neo-Nazi … party to celebrate Trump.”

“We’re gonna crash it,” she says.

The protesters are a collection of radical liberals, communist party members and anarchists, according to police.

Note:  When two or more persons conspire to commit and illegal act, it is a felony.  To make an overt act in order to commit a felony crime, is also illegal.  It is an attempted felony.  Why aren’t the FBI and local police all over these people and making arrests?

 

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Just An Observation

by Jack

The one big consolation from getting older is hindsight.  We’ve hopefully learned from our  life mistakes and that adds up to wisdom.  It’s no guarantee, even though it should be, unless, unless…. and this is core of the story:

A friend of mine recently turned 65.  She spent most of her adult life as a school teacher.  Another friend of mine, nearly the same age, spent most of his life working in real estate.  He crafted deals, did some building, selling, and also ran several small businesses outside of real estate.

Both people have bachelor degrees.  Now you would think that two, highly intelligent,  educated and mature people, who arrived at retirement age about the same time, would have a lot of overlapping views when it came to politics, right?

Nope, not even close.  She (the teacher) thinks Obama was the most wonderful president in history and she never misses an opportunity to extol what she sees as his virtues.   On the other hand, [he] thinks Obama will be rated as one of the worst presidents of all time! She points to the Affordable Care Act as proof of her passionately held view, and ironically, so does he.

What’s going on here,  its the same criteria, but two polar opposite views?

Well, when both people took personality tests there were some defining differences.  She was rated as emotional, caring, creative, with many good motherly qualities.  He (the business guy) was rated as logical and possessing many desirable leadership qualities while also being caring and creative.

If I dare venture into the area of stereotypes now, I would have to say that it’s been my personal experience that school teachers do tend to be liberal, very liberal…bleeding heart liberal!  And in many cases they are activists for the cause du jour and they vote democrat.   Not all teachers of course, but many in my opinion.

Conversely, my male friend is typically conservative; he’s well grounded, thoughtful, and makes decisions based on risk v. reward, return on equity and so on.  Smart, kind of like the way Donald Trump operates.

If these two people could have swapped careers, its safe to say that my teacher friend would either have adapted (change a lot of her thinking) to her new riskier environment or face failure after failure and eventually…financial ruin.  Much like our country is facing right now.

I can’t say the same  for my conservative friend.  I’m thinking he would be just fine in a teaching roll and better yet, his students would NOT have to do a lot of re-learning once they entered the real world.

My conclusion is, teaching is one of the few safe professions for liberals and so they gravitate there.  They overload the profession with their foolish and stupid minority views.  In teaching, they can harbor their stupid ideas and beliefs and yet do quite well.  They can even excel and be lauded for their liberal stupidity because most of their peers think just like them, another example of circular reasoning.

Now back to Obama.  His legacy is history will paint him as one of this nation’s worst presidents, because he failed at controlling the debt, failed at international diplomacy, failed at economic growth, failed at race relations, failed as a military leader, failed as a domestic security (law enforcement) leader and failed at healthcare reform.  In the meanwhile this buffoon lives it up on the taxpayer’s money like a king.  Funny, my liberal school teacher friend missed all those blunders, but my conservative friend sure didn’t!

The bottom line is:  If liberalism isn’t classified as a form of mental illness, it probably should be.  It has all the earmarks of an irrational and unstable mind.  And the last place we need crazy people … is teaching our kids or in politics.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/12/03/5-reasons-barack-obama-will-be-viewed-as-one-of-the-worst-presidents-of-all-time-n2254303

 

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Chicago Cops are Fed Up

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“A veteran Chicago police officer with 20 years in uniform wants out, fed up with how dramatically his work has been upended since the release of the video showing an officer shoot Laquan McDonald 16 times. Like many colleagues, this cop believes his proactive style of policing has become a relic of the past because of fears over lawsuits, firings, even indictments, the Chicago Tribune reports. He and other officers say the anti-police furor over the vivid footage continues to sink morale, hamstring officers, and embolden the criminal element, contributing to a shocking jump in violence to levels unseen since the late 1990s. “The bad element knows that policemen aren’t willing to do the job the way they did it (before),” said the cop, a supervisor who’s getting his resume in order. “They’re right in tune with how police are policing.”

police97Two key measures of police activity appear to back up concerns that cops have pulled back on their aggressiveness. Arrests have dropped sharply in 2016, to 72,069 through Oct. 20, a 24 percent decline from 95,213 a year earlier and the fewest in at least five years. Even worse, street stops over the period have plunged to 91,438, down 82 percent from 513,161 a year earlier. A longer, time-consuming form officers must fill out for each stop has played a significant part in the drop. By early October, 465 officers retired or quit, already more than in all of 2015 and each of the two previous years.”

In 1991 I worked in Chicago on a task force and there were only two Chicago cops that we felt were trustworthy enough to work with us. 70% of us came from the west coast, because the further west you went the better cops you had. Since then the training has improved from coast to coast. California was always way out in front when it came to the best trained officers. The quality of new hires has generally improved too all over the USA. But, there is obviously some serious problems that remain inside Chicago PD and some other large city departments that really brings down the image of the average cop. So, as much as I support law enforcement I’m not going to deny that there are cops who abuse their authority, there are! Not many, but it doesn’t take many to sully the profession. At least, it’s much better than it was 20 years ago. Law enforcement overall was improving at a steady rate and crime was falling. Then along comes Obama and his attitude towards police. This created a climate of problems, where none had existed until he (Obama) opened his mouth.

Every single time Obama sicked his people on a police officer or a police department, it turned out they had the wrong story! They caused riots, shootings and officers died because of their false vision of law enforcement. Aside from the rare, rare cast, there was no injustice, no abuse, no racism, on the police side of things, but I can’t say that for the Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch and Obama side. They had an agenda based on false assumptions about cops and they looked long and hard for facts to support their beliefs. However, it wasn’t there, least not in today’s law enforcement!

We can always find a bad example to point too in area of society, simply because were are nation of 350M people! Statistically speaking, you name it you will find it if you look hard enough among 350 million people! But, to indict a whole profession like law enforcement over the very few bad cases that we encounter every year is a gross miscarriage of justice. That’s what we have in Chicago right now. The ACLU leaned on the cops and the cops didn’t like it. So, the cops slowed down their aggressive police work and substituted it with compliance to the letter of the law – but, that doesn’t get the job done. Of course the ACLU thinks they’ve done a wonderful thing by slowing down the cops. However, they fail to recognize that it came at a high price.

More than 750 people have been murdered in Chicago in 2016, the police said, a 58 percent increase over last year and the highest total since 1997. There have been more than 3,500 shootings in the city this year. Over Christmas weekend, at least 60 people were shot, 11 fatally, according to The Chicago Tribune. The ACLU didn’t murder these people, but they were a significant part of why homicides have gone out of control.

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