Thursday, February 2, 2017

Striking a Cord on Facebook

Three days ago, I made a simple meme -- just text -- and posted it on my Facebook timeline. As of today, it has been shared over 5,000 tunes. Apparently the meme's message struck a cord.

And the shares....

One commenter posted, "Nation of immigrants" is one of the liberal excuses for taking in everyone who shows up at our borders.


Sunday, January 22, 2017

How CNN Helped to Get Donald Trump Elected

This article from CNN  has to be one of the most puerile analyses I've read since I can't remember when. It reads like a 7th grade term paper. It's another attempt to "document" racism in Donald Trump and among his supporters. The method is to somehow make what's happening today the "equivalent" of the Lost Cause histories written by those eeeeeeville Southerners after the Civil War.

I know. I know.

It continues the lying about Trump that has stained reporting about him since he announced his candidacy. For example:
"There are abundant examples of Trump's explicit racist statements. He didn't campaign in dog whistles; he used a bullhorn. He once called Mexican immigrants 'rapists' and proposed a travel ban on all Muslims entering the United States. Even Republican House leader Paul Ryan once said Trump's comment that a federal judge couldn't do his job because of his Mexican heritage was 'the textbook definition of a racist comment.'"
Let's look at these accusations separately.

One --  He once called Mexican immigrants 'rapists.'

He wasn't talking about all "Mexican immigrants" as his comment in full makes perfectly clear.  You may remember this -- he was talking about Mexican immigrants who have "a lot of problems" and bring those problems to the USA. . Let's go back and look at his exact words:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
Perhaps you haven't noticed, but I have, that most people in the left-media, like these two CNN hacks, never refer to his last sentence, "And some, I assume, are good people." If he didn't mean it, why did he say it? And if he did mean it, why does the media almost uniformly ignore it?

Two -- And what about this?

"He once ... proposed a travel ban on all Muslims entering the United States."
To a lot of people, that made sense at the time  Some of the worst crimes of recent decades, the bloodiest and deadliest, were committed by Muslims who were recently arrived in the USA. Among the general population the interest in the ban was exacerbated by President Obama's insistence on bringing thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria.

The problem with that is it extremely difficult, nay, near impossible to determine who the Syrian refugees were -- whether they were even Syrian.. Records that documented identity had been destroyed in the civil war. And the Obama policy of accepting people who could not establish their identity was a golden opportunity for radical Islamic terrorists, regardless of their home country, to slip ito the United States. The only sure-fire way to keep them out was to keep all Muslims from entering the country.

As weeks passed, and Trump's people gave him new information about the Islamic threat, his stance on the Muslim ban modified. It would be temporary until America developed a way of vetting refugees to keep ISIS and other terrorists out of our country.

Three -- About that Mexican judge....

I am certain leftist no-borders people, along with the Never-Trumpers, saw the wisdom of this approach, but it was just too tempting to use the situation to mis-portray Trump's  motives and paint him as a racist..
"Trump's comment that a federal judge couldn't do his job because of his Mexican heritage was 'the textbook definition of a racist comment.'"
Another deliberately false re-statement. Trump didn't say Judge Curiel couldn't "do his job," but that he could not fairly preside over the case against Trump University because the American-born judge was of Mexican descent. Trump believed Curiel would be negatively influenced against Trump in the case because of the latter's political stance of stopping illegal immigration from Mexico.

The screeching and wailing that rose up from the left was epic ... but, again, it turned out Trump was right. It wasn't just being of "Mexican heritage" that would hinder Curiel's ability to preside fairly over the case. It was also his involvement in Latino legal associations, including one that assisted illegal immigrants from Mexico in preparing legal challenges to deportation.

I guess the left-media folks think that if they reshape reports about Trump, lop off parts of his quotes here, add things he didn't say there, they will convince readers that what they're reporting about Trump is true.

One of the biggest mistakes of the left, however, especially those in the media, is to underestimate the smarts and sense of fair play among conservative or neutral Americans. We can tell when they are warping his words, skewing this stances and flat-out lying about his motives.

That is a huge part of the reason why 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. is Trump's address now, not Hillary's.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Congratulations, President-Elect Donald Trump ...

                                                                                                       Photo: Yahoo

... on your phenomenal campaign and great victory. Looking forward to the restoration of America's greatness.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New TV Series the Democrats Love

The Walking Dead and the Retching Fans

I'm not a fan of The Walking Dead myself, but then, I'm not much of a TV viewer, period. But my husband watches the series, so I looked in on a few episodes when it began, partly because of the Georgia locations, and partly because I had read that it was supposed to be a thought provoking look at how people handle a Götterdämmerung.

But even in the beginning, the carnage overshadowed the psychological elements. I've seen a handful of episodes since then, usually when hubs is watching off-season repeats, but I'm still no fan.

The premier for Season 7 that aired on October 23, was sadistic and sickening, with no redeeming qualities whatever that I could see, and for me that description now fits the whole series. I won't be watching it anymore.

I actually think a story about how a people, a culture, handles the collapse of their civilization would make a great TV series or theatrical film, if it was realistic (i.e., not due to a zombie apocalypse). In fact, I think how our Southern ancestors handled the oppression of their region, its economy and culture, for several decades after the civil war, would be fascinating -- although likely not in the hands of leftist Hollywood haters.

A series about surviving civilizational collapse, whether fictional or historical, could be still be thought-provoking, even compelling. The collapse of civilization has occurred numerous times in various parts of the world throughout history, and such catastrophes have already inspired cinematic and television dramas. The reality of societal cataclysm is beginning now in Europe and it's in full swing in Syria -- and some of the atrocities occurring in Syria would make the latest episode of The Walking Dead look like a kid's Halloween special by comparison.

But regardless of how much worse reality can be, last weekend's sadistic television make-believe was over-the-top. The reaction by some viewers that I've seen online echo my thoughts. The series is no longer character driven; it is driven by shock value. One viewer commented that the episode was "snuff porn." Skimming comment threads about the premier and the series itself, I saw many declarations that AMC and the producers had crossed the line, and the viewer would not follow the series anymore.

Reportedly, the Season 7 premier was the second highest-rated episode of the series, so presumably next week's ratings will give an indication of just how sick this sick episode made viewers and fans.