Tuesday, February 14, 2017

How Refreshing!!!
Suffer fools gladly…but
dismiss and expose the dishonest


 ~ What a refreshing message: lie to us, lose your job. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned his position for lying to the Vice President and the public. The Trump administration has covered for employee mistakes, misstatements, conflicts of interests and even breaking the law, but they don’t tolerate being lied to.

If they can’t trust the National Security Advisor to be honest, they have a recipe for disaster, similar to the Iraq invasion.  Flynn would probably still have his job if he had told the truth. Everyone knew that Trump would reevaluate Obama’s sanctions on Russia, it was no secret. 

Who would hire a dishonest man? A company or firm who uses deception for profit…that’s who!

  ~ I smiled Monday when I read the headline, “Federal judge rejects request to block Dakota Access pipeline – for now”. I have to believe that federal judges may be a bit gun shy of the attention they could receive from the POTUS if they go against him. Who wouldn’t be?

  ~ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!  Since flowers don’t cut it anymore at the Crane home, I got Mrs. Crane a deluxe manicure and pedicure for Valentine’s Day.  I decided it's easier and less expensive than enlarging and renovating the dog house.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Hi Ho...


 ~ Sorry for not posting very often. I have been extremely busy with work and life, which I have decided to make more of a priority.

 ~ I have enjoyed the weather as of late.  We could use some rain, but it's been nice...and I'm thankful.

 ~ Just for one day I would like to turn on the news and it be free from the drama of the political shakeup in Washington. I know he picked a fight with the MSM, but this is ridiculous. It's like children fighting over the television.

I choose not to be consumed by the drama, so I fast forward through much of it. The hypocrisy that the U.S. Congress displays is appalling. Al Franken calling Betsy DeVoss an amateur is the pot calling the kettle black.

It looks like the establishment doesn't want reform of any kind.  Their pockets get lined when they throw money at problems.  Fixing the problem is not near as profitable, especially if it's someone else's idea. 

Many of our problems with the system would be fixed if lobbying were illegal.  I consider it payola, getting Congress to spend money on special interests and projects.

 ~ “Life is winning again in America,” said Mike Pence at the “March for Life” rally in Washington. Even if taxpayer’s didn’t fund abortions, it’s a very difficult thing to change. I do hope that we will no longer be funding Planned Parenthood. They shouldn’t have much trouble finding private funding since fetal body parts are worth $$$.

Enjoy your week and weekend. Life is much too short and there are no do-overs...

Monday, January 23, 2017

99% of anger is caused by fear....


  ~ I smiled Sunday morning after watching the new press secretary call out journalists and main stream media for their dishonest coverage of the inauguration. I applaud his statement, “There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable, and I’m here to tell you that it goes two ways. We’re gonna hold the press accountable as well.

The MSM has dominated and enjoyed the greatest amount of influence over the success of political candidates and elections in this country, until this election. They don’t like him since he did not curry their favor, bypassed them and called them out for their deceitfulness. I foresee a whole new era of news media, one that leftist billionaires don’t control.

The only people who continually tune in to negativity love to feed from hate and discord. Normal people tune it out and don’t spend much time engaging in argument and dissension. Haters only friends are other haters. Blowing up cars is not an act of protest, it’s an act of terrorism.

"To Serve and Protect": that's the purpose of government, on every level. As an American, do you feel safer after everything the Obama administration has done over the last 8 years? Be honest...

 ~ I am profitting from haters and criminals. I invested heavily in Corrections Corp of America after Trump won, it's up 20%.  Obama's agenda included releasing criminals, I am expecting the Trump administration to be less forgiving.  I forsee more prisons. Cleaning up the inner cities will add greatly to prison population.

  ~ The women’s protest in Washington was ridiculous. It was not a women’s protest because they disinvited women’s groups who were pro-life or did not share their liberal values. This was a protest because their candidate, Hillary, didn’t win. I hope the Secret Service crawl up Madonna’s butt and die.

These people don’t have a clue about the problems of ordinary Americans. They promote special rights and privileges of fringe groups and social deviates. Let me assure you, when they stand before the creator, they will tremble, be silenced, humbled and be shown the truth that they refuse to believe. Pray for these fools.

  ~ How ironic that the most “ruling” and “regulating” POTUS in history bestowed the Freedom medal to his VP…

  ~ Congressional members are sure basking in the media attention they are receiving with all the Trump issues. They stand up and shout out for citizens’ rights, until a lobbyist comes by with a check and helps them change their position. Hypocrites, all of them!

Lobbyists are going to have a much more difficult time paying off Trump's cabinet and administration.  They don't need the money!  Like Trump, they want to go down in history for "making America great again".



Monday, January 9, 2017

Shame on conservatives, free enterprise
and rule of law!


 ~ Since the election, President Obama has enacted 145 “Midnight Regulations” at a cost of $21 billion to our economy. Please remind me how great he is and how he’s helping small business succeed. He has enacted more rules and regulations than any President on record. This is how you slow down the new administration.

Whether you agree with these actions or not, this is, by definition, subversion. History will prove his administration an American tragedy. If you look at their record, many Republicans and Democrats alike support his actions, although they may publically condemn them.

  ~ Can you imagine living with Michelle Obama after she leaves the White House? After living with a plethora of assistants and servants, the adjustment to having fewer people follow your instructions and a new do-it-yourself lifestyle will probably not be easy, especially when her kids move out.

  ~ I have flown and checked in a gun before and it was not that big of a deal. I don’t know if I agree that you should be able carry both a gun and ammunition for it as the same time. I’m sure this will change, since most aviation laws are written due to bloodshed.

  ~ Politicians sure don’t like getting hacked. Of course, they condone hacking others in the interest of National Security or any other interests that line up with their own agenda. America spending a fortune spying on others, and even condones being spied on, but if the information becomes public, they are outraged.

Sharing secrets happen all the time, but when someone exposes them to the public, the broadcaster becomes the target of attack, not the criminal behavior they revealed. How hypocritical.

  ~ After watching Mexican Americans protest immigration reform in America, I found myself smiling when I watched the protests in Mexico after they raised gasoline prices 20%. Sorry, but you don’t live in a country that supports evil free enterprise. The voice of the people aren’t heard as loudly there by the politicians either.

  ~ Will Hillary run for New York Mayor? There are several inquiring minds…

  ~ Here’s a story that won’t make the main stream media: “Christians are the Most Persecuted Religious Group in the World”. 90,000 were killed in 2016 for their beliefs, but many prefer to save the seals.

Are liberals more concerned with the rights of criminals than victims' rights?  It seems so... Do you think it's because there are more criminals who are liberals?

Monday, January 2, 2017

Rules? They apply to everyone
except me...


 ~ The New York Times wrote that churches across the nation are ramping up to provide sanctuary for illegal aliens who face deportation under the new administration.

Two things: (1) aiding a person in committing a crime or harboring a fugitive is not a Christian act (Romans 13), but a criminal action; (2) anyone who aids a criminal with breaking the law deserves to face legal consequences.

 ~ As I read about our current President’s farewell address, I find myself thankful he’s leaving the office. He is responsible for the worst state of affairs this country has seen since WWII.

 ~ If you think you have issues with your relationships, get a load at the domestic disturbances in 2016 reported in Wise County as listed by the Wise County Messenger.

'LOVE AND MARRIAGE

Deputies respond to many domestic disturbances involving couples over the course of the year. Here’s a sampling of the issues that led to someone calling police.

April 17 – A female wants her boyfriend’s wife to quit texting her to see if the husband is at her house.

April 28 – A man wanted to ask a deputy about his options regarding divorce.

May 19 – A woman advised her boyfriend threw a shoe at her, striking the back of her head. 

May 29 – A woman was informed by a third party that her boyfriend was burning her clothes. June 1 – A verbal disturbance took place between a man and woman over trust issues. Both had been drinking. The man contacted his mother who came to the house and gave him a ride. 

June 4 – A man reported his husband returned home and threw a birdbath into the front door of the home, breaking the glass. The two males then began a physical altercation in the front yard. 

 June 7 – A male and female got into an argument because the female refused to have sex in the vehicle. The male left the area naked and was unable to be located. 

July 14 – A man said his wife was arguing with him about attending a funeral. 

 Sept. 12 – An argument took place between spouses over pictures being hung on the wall. Parties were separated. 

Sept. 16 – A verbal disturbance took place between husband and wife over child custody and housework. 

Oct. 3 – Spouses got into an argument over how their house would be defended in case an intruder trespassed. The two were separated for the night. 

Oct. 25 – A man reported his ex-girlfriend broke into his home while he was away and stole baby clothes. 

Nov. 15 – A woman said her husband allowed friends to come to their house while she was away. 

 Nov. 19 – A woman said her husband was being passive aggressive and ignoring her on the couch, so she called the sheriff’s office. 

 Dec. 11 – A man reported his wife intentionally turned on the outside water faucet and allowed the water to run for numerous hours. 

Dec. 19 – A woman reported her boyfriend entered her home and destroyed her husband’s television set along with other expensive items in the house. 

Dec. 27 – Husband and wife argued over a family issue. She picked up a small box and threw it at him. The box hit him on the nose. She was arrested for assault by contact and taken to jail.

FAMILY MATTERS

Fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, grandparents, grandchildren – we all share bonds with family members. But, from time to time, we’ve all got our issues. 

Feb. 28 – A woman said a verbal disturbance occurred when her grandson tried to hardwire his RV to her house for electricity. 

May 9 – A mother complained that an unknown person tattooed her juvenile son without permission. 

June 2 – Complainant said her stepson had left the house without permission. Prior to the deputy’s arrival, the stepson was located in the backyard on his cell phone. 

June 7 – A mother and daughter got into a verbal argument over the daughter being lazy and not getting a job. 

June 21 – Parents said their daughter was out of control and wanted a deputy to come speak to her. 

June 24 – A father and adult son got into an argument over a flat lawnmower tire. 

July 11 – A verbal disturbance took place between mother and son over him not going to work. 

Aug. 17 – A verbal argument took place between a father and stepson over the placement of a TV. 

Sept. 17 – Complainant reported he was threatened by his stepfather who was chasing him around the property with an ice pick. The stepfather came to jail.'

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Are you ready to play
Cowboys and Terrorists?


 ~ The New York Times reported that the suspect in the deadly truck attack in Berlin had been denied asylum and “A German official said prosecutors had been observing him on suspicion that he was plotting an attack.” Observing him???? He was in their country illegally, why didn’t they go ahead and deport or detain him? One word: incompetence!

The article, if accurate, leads me to believe that government bureaucracies are ineffective, incompetent, sympathetic or just clueless when it come to protecting citizens from terrorists. America needs an old fashion round up and corralling of terrorist suspects here illegally. If they are here illegally, they are, by definition, criminals…their rights should not supersede our safety.

Some things never change. If liberals couldn’t blame others for their failures, they would not be able to continue promoting failed agendas – denial based on justification. Owning our failures is more important than taking credit for our successes, especially when determining a person’s character.

 ~ We aren’t the only country with leaders Tweeting stupid stuff. Pakistan’s defense minister threatened Israel with nuclear war after reading fake news that Israel’s defense minister threatened Pakistan. Aren’t these people paid to research these reports before making official remarks?

 ~ In the idiocy section today, a police union has urged Amazon to remove t-shirts that read “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter” of their online marketplace. Personally, I believe they need to draw a bull’s-eye in the letter “O” to help prove the wearer’s belief.

 ~ A Drexel University professor is catching flack for this Christmas tweet: “All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide”. Is this not a borderline threat? Since he’s Caucasian, might I suggest he set the example and start with the man in the mirror.

 ~ Do you think Obama will commute the sentence of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich? I believe he’s got a pretty good chance of getting released. How can you convince lawmakers to break the law for you if you hold them accountable for their actions?

 ~ A former Versace employee is suing them for discriminating against blacks. They supposedly had a special code when a black customer entered the store. He was fired two weeks after he was hired and is asking for asking for unpaid wages and damages. His lawsuit should be interesting if it goes to court.

Fifteen years ago, some friends of mine went in Versace while we were at Caesars in Vegas. They were greeted and told they were welcome to browse as long as they were buying and not just looking. After I heard that, I decided I would never darken their doorstep. What I didn’t do is insist they sue the store for discriminating against shoppers.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Trumpeteer


 ~ Trump successfully played and worked the media during his campaign. He did the same with Hillary, Democrats and the establishment. To many 'deplorable' Americans, he made them look like corrupt liars. Presently, it looks like he’s playing his haters and detractors. Constant negative criticism is extremely unattractive, that includes all participants, including myself.

  ~ As I listen to the current administration condemn foreign governments for broadcasting fake news into the USA, I find the hypocrisy outrageous. Our own government circulates as much or more fake news of anyone in the world. 90% of our media is controlled by 6 corporations, so it’s not that difficult.

The latest example of this is accusations that Putin and the Russian government helped hack the DNC. How do they cover up their propaganda? They create a distraction by condemning and blaming other countries for what they just did. A very effective tactic since Americans prefer to condemn others instead of looking in the mirror.

BTW, Julian Assange went on Hannity the other night and said that the DNC email hack was actually a leak from inside the DNC itself. Sadly, if he could prove this, no one would really care…

 ~ Why would our President permantly ban drilling oil exploration in the Artic?  Is this just another way of staying dependent on foreign oil and keeping his Middle Eastern buddies rolling in cash?

 ~ Canada is welcoming Syrian refugees into their country by the tens of thousands. So much for the fence idea… France has done this for years, why is no one listening to their outspoken reversal in allowing more in?

  ~ I cease to be amazed at the ingenuity of some Americans. There’s a woman selling positive pregnancy tests for $30 on Craigslist to pay for college. She’s averaging $200 a day. It’s a no-questions-asked arrangement. Blackmail? Extortion? Prank? Wow

Merry Christmas to all, enjoy your families, be blessed.

Monday, December 12, 2016

What's good for the goose?



 ~ I noticed that President Obama ordered our intelligence agencies to give a full report on Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election. While they're at it, I would like to see a detailed report on Middle Eastern countries' efforts to influence the 2008 and 2012 elections.

  ~ Democrats are pushing that Trump personally pay for security at his New York residence. Of course, it was okay for Joe Biden to charge the Secret Service $26,400 a year in rent to stay at a cottage next to his home in Delaware, not to mention the cost of his security detail…

  ~ The issue concerning minimum wage will force fast food restaurants and other chains to automate their kitchen and front counters, which is not that difficult, but expensive. I predict they will reduce their payroll by 65% and few liberals will complain or boycott. High ideals don’t always triumph over reality.

  ~ When discussing the death penalty, there is a huge divide between high ideals and true justice. Idealists want incarceration for 6-20 years (life or less) and let them return to society. Justice would dictate an eye for an eye, death in the same manner they chose to murder their victim.

There is an alternate justice: when releasing convicted murderers, rapists and child molesters, they should be made to live next door to the idealists who advocate leniency. It wouldn’t take a very long for them to rethink their viewpoint.

  ~ I’m not a big Ben Affleck fan, but I will be disappointed if he isn’t nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in “The Accountant”. The Academy probably won’t allow the movie to be nominated due to the violence and theme, but his acting was top notch. IMDB rates the flick as 7.6 out of 10, but I rate it a 10 and one of the top 3 movies I’ve seen this year. Duuuuuuude!

Monday, December 5, 2016

The art of creating fear and division...


I’ve been unusually quit the last few weeks since the holidays have kept me busy. I am amazed how many people are demonizing Trump and his actions. I have been comparing the news coverage on Fox and MSNBC, but am appalled at the hypocrisy.
Sharpton calling Trump’s job saving phone call a publicity stunt and praised Obama’s auto bailout deal. Hey big Al, Trump won, he doesn’t need the publicity. It looks like he’s keeping one of his main campaign promises, saving and bringing back American jobs.
Or Sharpton criticizing Trump for placing successful and wealthy people in his cabinet and other political positions because of the “profit motive”.  Very telling.  They don’t want successful people in those positions because they might solve problems that they don’t want solved. Wealthy people aren’t as money motivated as our very own Congress since they already have made their fortunes. And fortunes are being made through politics, ask Al Gore.
Or Washington politicians’ demonizing Trump for taking a congratulatory phone call from the president of Taiwan. Quite the hypocrisy, since they promote freedom in that country, especially from communist China. Keep in mind those same politicians back Cuba, Saudi Arabia and other communist regimes.
Or the condemnation of stringent vetting of immigration in the USA. Our own CIA director stated that terrorist organizations are using our current immigration system to infiltrate the USA. ISIS even told their supporters to use it. Where’s the outrage about this administration allowing over 2,000 immigrants into this country that Australia just denied on political grounds?
Or Democrats blaming Russia, Wikileaks, Fox News, FBI Director James Comey and several others for Hillary’s defeat for the POTUS. She called millions of Trump supporters “deplorable”. Her political, diplomatic, economic, financial, social, and Homeland Security records are what’s deplorable; yet they are supported by her establishment.
Other news reports I found interesting over the last few weeks include:

A Fort Myers gun dealer gave a gun to the bystander who and killed a man who attacked and was beating a police deputy. If I lived there I wouldn’t buy a gun from anyone else!

I took a prescription to CVS that my insurance didn’t cover. The prescription was $400 for a 6 week supply. I got online, priced a Canadian company, found a coupon online and got a 20 week supply for $298.  Is this unpatriotic or free enterprise?

The 550 foot windowless, concrete AT&T building in Manhattan has been identified as a NSA listening post. Does this surprise you?

Why isn’t the media all over Obama for his selections for the Presidential Medal of Honor? Or about his recent pardons for 79 drug offenders? Or the more than 1,000 criminals that he has commuted their sentence? Is the question "why" reasonable? 

Okay, I'm putting my soapbox in the closest and going back to work, enjoy your week and the holidays!