Undeniably Right

Mike Mustang

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.

Mike Rowse

What do people think is going to happen? That’s one of the biggest questions that remains unanswered. What is going to happen when the progressive agenda is enacted? History means nothing to these people because there are numerous examples of failed progressive agendas that never even came close to accomplishing the stated goals; in fact, these programs make the situation much worse than it was before. The excuse is always that we can do it better or the completely inane, they didn’t have enough money. No kidding. No one has enough money.

The simple answer to the question is that purveyors of universal healthcare, increased minimum wage, green agendas never really think about the consequences of their actions. They believe that magically everything will work out in the end. Who cares about details?

If you are being intellectually honest, I don't think anyone can disagree the President Trump's SOTU address highlighted perfectly the differences between the liberals and the conservatives (really everyone else, not just conservatives).

It has also highlighted the lengths to which his opponents in the media will go in trying to tell you that what you saw didn't happen. Pundit after pundit and politician after politician told us that Trump did not connect with the American people. 76% of respondents to the CBS poll and 75% in the CNN poll think otherwise. How can you say with a straight face that no one liked the speech when that many people said they had a positive impression of the speech? Oh, that's right, ignorant people will believe anything.

There has been a lot of discussion about the abortion bill passed by the NY legislature and signed into law by Governor Cuomo. There is no shortage of emotional diatribe from either side of the issue, so let's try to take a less emotional look at not only what this bill does, but let's also go down the path where its supporters want to take us.

Basically the bill allows the baby to be aborted up to the time of delivery. If the attempts at aborting the baby prior to birth are not successful, the baby's life can be terminated outside of the womb, as long as it was the mother's intent to abort the baby prior to birth.

An interesting side note; most supporters of aborting human babies even after they are clearly viable human beings will ask that you be strung up and quartered if you harm the eggs of a sea turtle. Interesting juxtaposition, don't you think?

Armistice Day was celebrated once again this year, but it was the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. Many of us are not aware of how many people died in what was called the war to end all wars; which of course it was not. Wars have been fought continually, not only since then, but before then. Someone somewhere has always been at war throughout the history of the world. Peace has been the exception rather that the rule.

French President Macron lead the celebration of Armistice Day giving a speech in front of the Arc de Triomphe and Tomb of the Unknown WWI Soldier. In his oratory, Macron said nationalism is the cause of all wars. Macron claimed that the vision of France as a generous nation, promoting universal values was the exact opposite of the egotism of a people who look after only their own interests. Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism. I’m not sure what he really means by that, but my gut tells me that since he’s wrong about the causes of war, he’s probably wrong about patriotism and nationalism.

There is so much hatred in our national discourse these days that it wears on even the most interested observers. So why not take a break from the hatred and enjoy some random thoughts, observations, and silly stories. Yes, it's OK to laugh at the stupidity or pain of others.

Wouldn’t a vampire walrus look a lot like a regular walrus?

Therapy is a software update while surgery updates your hardware

The left wing began their assault on President Trump's address to the nation before they'd even heard what he had to say. Jim Acosta asked Sarah Sanders if the President was going to tell the truth. USA Today told us the things we needed to know about border security before the President began to spout his lies. CNN anchors said fact checkers would be on Wheaties and steroids. Never a word about Chuck & Nancy's rebuttal being truthful or dishonest.

Among the 'facts' checked by various organizations such as Politico, was there really a crisis at the border? Of course they said that was not true because the number of illegal aliens apprehended last year was less than the year before. Never mind the fact that a higher percentage of those apprehended were convicted criminals, 78%, than in previous years which averaged about 45%.

Those of us that follow the news or are active on social media have seen the increase in the vitriol spewed by many, whether it be from political or media figures or even the average person in our community. It seems to have become more acceptable, in fact almost expected, from those on the left side of the aisle.

We attended the Sun Bowl football game in El Paso this past Monday. Overall, it was a fun time with music, good food, and adult beverages. Supporters of Stanford and Pitt got along well, as did the folks like us who were just attending the game without a real rooting interest. Well, except for those darn Dallas Cowboy fans who kept yelling "how 'bout them Cowboys" every time one of the teams made a big play. Obnoxious is hardly a strong enough word, but that's a story for another day.

It's an odd juxtaposition; most hippie liberals grew up protesting against "the man" aka the political/corporate power structure. They wanted their version of freedom, the free sex, drugs, and rock and roll without responsibility. Now those very same people are not only entrenched in the swamp but they want to control you more than our previous politicians ever did.

The latest example is an idea put forth by Andrew Ross Sorkin in a an article he wrote for the NY Times. An idea that has been picked up by several left wing politicians such as Ocasio-Cortez. Of course the justification for another intrusion into our lives is saving 'just one child,' that heart-string tugging plea that is never really about saving anyone but about controlling those with whom they disagree.

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