I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
Apparently, I need to remind some of you to read this column in its entirety before you jump to conclusions about my opinions, principles, intent. I got some feedback over the last couple of weeks that made it clear conclusions were drawn almost immediately and the critic hadn’t either read the entire column or listened to the entire segment on the radio show.
I would also like to point out that I grew up in a household with 4 sisters and I have 2 daughters, all of whom were treated equally and had the same expectations as I did when it came to either doing chores or homework or taking on tasks that some in society might have deemed to be masculine in nature; like changing a car tire. My mother also succeeded in her career not only as a great teacher but became an administrator that saw her hired as the first female superintendent in a rural county in Utah. I grew up believing that women were equal in expectations and ability. Not all ability, of course, I’m still smarter than my sisters!
Some of you will get the reference; keeping my focus is sometimes hard as I can be easily distracted when there is a lot going on. Maybe that's why I cover so many topics on the radio show (92.9 FM 9:00 a.m. Saturdays). Now and then I'll have so much that I want to talk about in this column that we'll hit a wide variety of topics quickly. So let's chase that rabbit!
James Comey's book is out and of course all the negative quotes about President Trump are being highlighted in the media. Narcissistic, mob boss, disloyal, dishonest; the list goes on and on. Remember my column last week about liberals getting so upset when others do the same thing they are doing? That's Comey. As it turns out, there's a medical term for that condition & it's not hypocrisy; it's projection. Based upon a lot of experience and facts, I'd say that Comey is actually describing himself more accurately than he's describing the President.
I keep listening to these liberal politicians, pundits, and quite frankly, friends. Most of them are Democrats but there are Republicans among their ranks as well. After listening to another rant by Hillary and then Nancy Pelosi, along with commentary from a pundit on CNN, it struck me once again that liberals don’t ever talk about America in a positive light. It’s always what’s wrong with America or attacking some demographic group for a wrong or perceived advantage.
We hear the story about the school in NC that sent an assignment home with 2nd graders which was designed to “increase awareness of and about white privilege.” The assignment listed a number of job categories, ranging from CEOs, TV/movie producers or executives, owners of professional sports teams, politicians & singers and the corresponding percentage of those positions held by white people. Of course it was always in the 90% area for each of those job categories. The ‘lesson’ to be learned was that white people had an unfair advantage because of their status in society throughout the history of this country. Interestingly the authors/educators ignored the percentage of professional athletes that are minorities and specifically excluded rap artists from their list of signers/entertainers. I wonder why?
You know what makes a liberal madder than anything? When someone else, a conservative to be exact, does the same exact thing the liberals condemn but are doing themselves. Look at the sexual harassment scandal for example; they would accuse any conservative of sexual harassment or assault at the drop of a hat, usually without any hard evidence. Liberal activists would call for that person’s head on a platter. As it turned out, it was their elite actually engaging in the most egregious behavior. You get the idea.
Now we have the ‘scandal’ involving Facebook allowing Cambridge Analytical to mine user’s data and provide services to the Trump campaign. The libs have gone after Mark Zuckerberg half heartedly and feigned anger at having their privacy invaded. Curiously they are very quiet about Google, Amazon, and some of the other tech companies that know more about us than our spouses do. But then they haven’t been caught yet.
Sometimes we find out the truth about people or things and that truth changes our opinion about them, often for the worse. It’s kind of like when you’re little, you idolize your parents and then find out that they aren’t really perfect after all. Or maybe it’s a public figure like Babe Ruth or John F. Kennedy. Or sometimes it’s the story behind the product that we’ve used for years and never really knew what it was made of or how it came into being. Here are some examples that will probably fascinate you:
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser’s are just repurposed melamine sponges that can actually be purchased online for about 2-3 cents apiece. That’s probably not that surprising, you’re paying for the name on the package not the product.
I'm in California this week trying to relax, which is possible if you ignore all of the idiotic things going on in the People's Republic. That's hard to do but the country is really beautiful and there are moments of respite. While I've been enjoying some tennis at Indian Wells, I have tried not to follow what's been going on in the world but I've caught snippets here and there. I've also seen things here that created a few thoughts. So here we go...
Many of you have heard from some right-wing commentators about Hillary and Bill Clinton, as well as, Barack Obama following the rules of Saul Alinsky. Alinsky was an avowed socialist and his only goal in life was to turn America into a socialist state. Now while he died 42 years ago his books, Rules for Radicals and Reveille for Radicals outlined eight steps that would have to be accomplished in order to turn America into a socialist state with an overly powerful central government. How many of you actually know what those eight steps are? Well you’re going to know in a minute. He said, “There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state.” The first level is the most important.
In 1776 the British demanded that we give up our guns. We shot them.
Anti-gun and gun control advocates ask why anyone would need to own or possess an AR 15. I would ask you why Rosa Parks had to sit at the front of the bus. In a free society you do not have to establish a need in order to exercise any right.
Let’s use some liberal logic. My AR 15 self identifies as a Nerf gun. Anyone who disagrees is racist.
The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.
The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.
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