Archive | May 16, 2019

Bird’s Eye View

A WORD FROM: THE WISE

 

The Field Of “23” (Or More)

I sense that the hatred for President Trump is so deep and pervasive within the Democrat Party that anybody who claims to be somebody in the Party thinks he or she is their anointed savior – blessed with the exact education, work experience, intellect, panache, and hutzpah required to soundly defeat the President in 2020. I think maybe a headcount of potential voters at their rallies compared to Trump rallies might be a better indicator!

Today I was thrilled to hear that Comrade Bill de Blasio has throw his name into the lottery of hopefuls. Given his track record in New York City I am guessing that the initial odds of him winning the nomination is probably about the same as my winning the power ball lottery. The one positive note about Mayor de Blasio is that he never allows any real facts to get in the way of his enlarged ego. But I am sure he is confident that his charisma will likely vault him to the top of the pecking order in an otherwise crowded field of soothsayers. I believe Comrade de Blasio’s real intent is to have taxpayers fund his search for a new job once his current gig ends.

The upcoming debates should be quite a spectacle. We already see a number of early candidates “relaunching” their campaigns because their poll numbers are tanking worse than those for Congress. Just getting a position on stage for the first event could result in some serious fights. The only good news is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be participating. If she was, I would be very concerned about the possibility of several candidates suffering mysterious deaths just before show time.

Sleepy Creepy Joe Biden will start off in first place entering the debates. But he will surely be the target of every other candidate that is fortunate enough to get on stage. This is where we will see the first shots fired regarding socialism versus capitalism. We are probably going to see some serious, if not mortal, wounds by the end of the first debate. So, will identity politics “trump” any real policy discussions? Will the leftist radicals attempt to seize the day from the outnumbered moderates? What will be the over/under for the number of gaffs by Sleepy Joe? And, most important, will the American public learn anything of substance from the first debate? My guess is “NO!”

Speaking of substance, the one common theme amongst almost all the declared candidates is animus toward President Trump. But hatred is probably not a winning strategy in a national election. After getting past that universal problem, many of the candidates seem to rely on two or three favorite topics (e.g., banning guns, abortion, New Green Deal come to mind) to use in their campaign speeches. Few appear comfortable talking about the issues most Americans are concerned about – the economy, jobs, trade, infrastructure, national and/or border security, or even detailed healthcare plans. They talk about Medicare-For-All but I have yet to hear even two candidates agree on what that means, how it will work, or how it will be funded.

The Democrat Party ran on healthcare in 2018 yet have shown us nothing thus far about solving the problem. The candidates currently serving in Congress seem to be more concerned about endless investigations of President Trump. Maybe the candidates from Colorado can talk about their magic mushrooms and how they improve the quality of life, those from California can talk about their successful and cost-effective homeless programs, and those from New York can talk about their attractive personal income taxes and how they attract major businesses such as Amazon.

The bottom line is that we will soon be watching a knock down, bare knuckles, battle for the heart and soul of the Democrat Party. But if you think you have a voice in the final decision regarding the selection of the Democrat candidate for President, think again. The establishment and swamp creatures are going to make that decision for you. The likes of George Soros will be pulling the strings like a puppet master. Most of what we see is pure theater. Enjoy!

 

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Share this with your Milenial Friends

“I’m sitting in a small coffee shop near Nokomis trying to think of what to write about. I scroll through my newsfeed on my phone looking at the latest headlines of Democratic candidates calling for policies to “fix” the so-called injustices of capitalism. I put my phone down and continue to look around I see people talking freely, working on their MacBook’s, ordering food they get in an instant,seeing cars go by outside, and it dawned on me. We live in the most privileged time in the most prosperous nation and we’ve become completely blind to it. Vehicles, food, technology, freedom to associate with whom we choose. These things are so ingrained in our American way of life we don’t give them a second thought. We are so well off here in the United States that our poverty line begins 31 times above the global average. Thirty. One. Times. Virtually no one in the United States is considered poor by global standards. Yet, in a time where we can order a product off Amazon with one click and have it at our doorstep the next day, we are unappreciative, unsatisfied, and ungrateful.

 

Our unappreciation is evident as the popularity of socialist policies among my generation continues to grow. Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently said to Newsweek talking about the millennial generation, “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

 

Never saw American prosperity. Let that sink in. When I first read that statement, I thought to myself, that was quite literally the most entitled and factually illiterate thing I’ve ever heard in my 26 years on this earth. Now, I’m not attributing Miss Ocasio-Cortez’s words to outright dishonesty. I do think she whole-heartedly believes the words she said to be true. Many young people agree with her, which is entirely misguided. My generation is being indoctrinated by a mainstream narrative to actually believe we have never seen prosperity. I know this first hand, I went to college, let’s just say I didn’t have the popular opinion, but I digress.

 

Let me lay down some universal truths really quick. The United States of America has lifted more people out of abject poverty, spread more freedom and democracy, and has created more innovation in technology and medicine than any other nation in human history. Not only that but our citizenry continually breaks world records with charitable donations, the rags to riches story is not only possible in America but not uncommon, we have the strongest purchasing power on earth, and we encompass 25% of the world’s GDP. The list goes on. However, these universal truths don’t matter. We are told that income inequality is an existential crisis (even though this is not an indicator of prosperity, some of the poorest countries in the world have low-income inequality), we are told that we are oppressed by capitalism (even though it’s brought about more freedom and wealth to the most people than any other system in world history), we are told that the only way we will acquire the benefits of true prosperity is through socialism and centralization of federal power (even though history has proven time and again this only brings tyranny and suffering).

 

Why then, with all of the overwhelming evidence around us, evidence that I can even see sitting at a coffee shop, do we not view this as prosperity? We have people who are dying to get into our country. People around the world destitute and truly impoverished. Yet, we have a young generation convinced they’ve never seen prosperity, and as a result, elect politicians dead set on taking steps towards abolishing capitalism.

 

Why? The answer is this, my generation has ONLY seen prosperity. We have no contrast. We didn’t live in the great depression, or live through two world wars, or see the rise and fall of socialism and communism. We don’t know what it’s like not to live without the internet, without cars, without smartphones. We don’t have a lack of prosperity problem. We have an entitlement problem, an ungratefulness problem, and it’s spreading like a plague.

 

With the current political climate giving rise to the misguided idea of a socialist utopia, will we see the light? Or will we have to lose it all to realize that what we have now is true prosperity? Destroying the free market will undo what millions of people have died to achieve.

 

My generation is becoming the largest voting bloc in the country. We have an opportunity to continue to propel us forward with the gifts capitalism and democracy has given us. The other option is that we can fall into the trap of entitlement and relapse into restrictive socialist destitution. The choice doesn’t seem too hard, does it?” Amen and Amen

 Alyssa Ahlgren

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THE SPHINX—-BIG BIDNESS

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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/05/14/charlie-kirk-senator-burr-makes-critical-and-timeless-gop-mistake/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2017/07/26/famous-easter-island-heads-have-hidden-bodies/#23fac8e2f804

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The Editor:  What is business doing, LL ?

Capitalist Cat:  The owners are doing their thing.  The BOTS are here.

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-humanoid-robot-walks-tightrope/

The Supremes give Apple a bite.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-court-apple/u-s-supreme-court-allows-app-store-antitrust-suit-against-apple-idUSKCN1SJ1IR

Amazon makes headlines.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-amazon-com-automation-exclusive/exclusive-amazon-rolls-out-machines-that-pack-orders-and-replace-jobs-idUSKCN1SJ0X1

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/us-amazon-delivery-employees/2019/05/13/id/915688/

What about this ?

https://www.sfexaminer.com/the-city/san-francisco-police-raid-home-of-journalist-to-find-leak-in-adachi-death/

Mel Gibson to run as a DemocRAT candidate so he can be a bigot like the Virginia lawmakers or United States Senators and Representatives.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/may/14/mel-gibson-casting-in-rothchild-comedy-sparks-outrage

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/liz-cheney-slams-democratic-colleagues-accuses-leadership-of-being-anti-semetic

You don’t have to be a Saint to be a Demodungbeetle.