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

I am on vacation this week enjoying some down time. I can say that I'm a little disappointed that the trial is beginning and that I am going to be distracted by the beach, the cervezas, golf, and lots of other fun and won't be able to really keep up on what is happening.

There is a lot of opinion that this trial will result in President Trump not being convicted. I hope that they will be proven correct, but given the way things have gone the last decade or so in the Swamp, I am more than a bit concerned. History is a very good teacher.

It seems that it's time for one of those random thoughts and observation columns. There is so much going on in our world plus we probably need a chuckle or two to keep from banging our heads against the wall given all that the liberals are doing to ruin our country.

It seems that the Iranian government has officially become members of the Democrat party. The Democrats have consistently given a pass to their members or supporters when it comes to transgressions such as sexual harassment, discrimination, or other behaviors that cause them to call for the death of their political opponents. There can be no other explanation for their support of General Soleimani. This man has been a terrorist for over 30 years and was responsible for the attacks on the American barracks in the Middle East and Africa. He and his Revolutionary Guard have been involved in the use of chemical weapons against men and women as well as the development of particularly effective IED's that have not only killed 600 American soldiers but hundreds of innocent civilians. Yet the Democrats or calling him a war hero or an icon of diplomacy. Sorry, I started off the column with one of the main reasons we want to bang our heads against the wall.

We went to see a movie on New Year's Day. We decided to go see ‘Bombshell,’ the story about the demise of Roger Ailes of Fox News. You might recall that Roger was essentially the founder of the cable news network owned by Rupert Murdoch and his sons. The network became the most successful cable network in history. He, along with Bill O'Reilly, were taken down by allegations of sexual harassment.

Fox News became a place where many women were given an opportunity that other networks were not giving them. The movie focuses on Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly and their time with Roger. The movie suggests that Roger was something of a tyrant who maintained tight control over the operation but was also very benevolent and a mentor to many of the personalities with whom we have become familiar. The characters in the movie credit Roger with giving them their opportunity and always being available to discuss their concerns and ideas, often giving them the power to do what they wanted.

When does it end? When does the liberal stop seeing everything through the prism of victimization? In one sense I am hoping that it is not soon, that being so that Donald Trump is reelected as president in 2020. You know that the left is going to feel victimized in a way they never have before. But unfortunately, many of these people are running our state and local governments and everything they do is a reaction to perceived discrimination.

The latest battleground includes zoning laws in local municipalities. Specifically, the left hates single family housing for a variety of reasons. The left wing nutjobs believe single family homes damage the environment, promote segregation, and are bastions of elitism. They have managed to hit on three of the hottest buttons that seemed to motivate their followers and the movement is gaining popularity because of it. Sadly, none of their problems are based upon factual evidence but are typically absent of facts to support their conclusions and false solutions.

The desired solution is called “upzoning”: changing all the laws that prohibit high density housing in specific areas of a municipality. What that means is building multi-unit structures in neighborhoods or communities that allow only single-family homes to be constructed. Oregon has already passed such a law at the state level while Virginia is considering 6 different bills to accomplish the same purpose. Minneapolis, Austin, and Seattle are among the municipal governments that have also passed similar ordinances.

Delegate Ibrahim Samirah of Virginia is sponsoring all 6 bills. He posted his reasoning on his Facebook page: he claims it is statistically proven that suburbs throughout this country are white and wealthy, claiming that local government officials have ignored the desires of the poor and minority groups who cannot express their wish to live in these neighborhoods because of a lack of access to those local governmental bodies.

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