Archive | July 29, 2019

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

From: Hank Ashmore

The Deplorable Infidel

 

 

TRUMP IS RIGHT – BALTIMORE MISTREATED BY ELECTED DEMOCRATS

Instead of addressing the blight and squalor in his congressional district, Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings has been taken cheap shots at Border Patrol agents and the Trump administration’s handling of the illegal immigrant invasion. President Trump wasted no time in calling out the congressman’s hypocrisy. The president’s choice – Twitter. The President tweeted: “Rep. Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully. Shouting and screaming at the great men and women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA.” Trump said Cumming’s district is “a disgusting, rat infested mess.” “If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place,” the President wrote of Cummings.

Instead of addressing the substances of the president’s remarks, the Democrats and the mainstream media did what they always do – they played the race card. The Baltimore Sun condemned the president for attacking the “son of a sharecropper”, an “African American lawmaker from a majority black district.” “Better to have some vermin living in your neighborhood than to be one,” the Sun’s editorial board wrote. I’ll get to the newspaper’s hypocrisy on this matter in just a moment. CNN news anchor Victor Blackwell held back tears as he accused the president of talking about “black and brown people.” CNN media reporter Brian Stelter said there were factual inaccuracies about the president’s tweets.

The truth is that what’s happening in places like Baltimore has nothing to do with race. But it has everything to do with politics and inept Democratic lawmakers who have turned their backs on their most vulnerable constituents. I decided to do some research to find out whether or not what the president tweeted about Baltimore was fact or fiction. Here are my findings:

ALLEGATION: Baltimore is considered the worst-run city in America.

ANALYSIS: True

The BBC featured the city in a scathing report on poverty in America. At least 25 percent of the people living in Cummings’ congressional district live in poverty. “If you want to know what poverty looks like, well this is it,” the BBC reporter declared. One resident told the television network that “despair is a way of living” in a congressional district where second and third generations of Americans live in poverty. The resident said the houses are “rat infested, regardless of what you do as a person living there, roaches, mice, an epidemic of bed bugs.” “The neighborhoods have fallen apart, not because the people are bad people,” the man said.

Baltimore city schools rank among the lowest in the state of Maryland, according to the CBS television affiliate in Baltimore. In 2015 the Washington Post reported the average life expectancy in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods is nearly 20 years below the national average. “Fourteen Baltimore neighborhoods have lower life expectancies than North Korea,” the Washington Post reported. “Eight are doing worse than Syria.” Even Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT., currently a candidate for Democratic presidential nomination, was shell-shocked by the city’s deplorable living conditions. “Anyone who took a walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation,” Sanders said during a 2015 visit reported by the Baltimore Sun. “You would think that you were in a Third World Country.”

ALLEGATION: Baltimore is infested with rats and rodents

ANAYLSIS: According to Orkin Pest Control, Baltimore is one of the most rat-infested cities in America. The pest control company ranks Baltimore No. 6 on its list. All of the Top 10 most rat-infested cities a controlled by Democrats, by the way.

ALLEGATION: Baltimore is a filthy mess.

ANALYSIS: True

In April the Baltimore Sun Editorial Board called out the city’s trashy reputation. “Food containers, balled up clothes, paper, banana peels, plastic bags and tons of other pieces of litter line the shoulders of roads, pile up in alleys and are strewn across fields and yards,” an editorial in the newspaper said. “Not only is it unsightly and contributes to a rodent problem, but can create a glum and gloomy feel in a time when the city is already facing self-esteem issues because of high crime and the scandal surrounding the University of Maryland Medical System and Mayor Catherine Pugh, who’s now resigned, and her Healthy Holly books. If anything, the city needs a major scrubbing to help restore some of its faith and image.”

So when the Baltimore Sun calls out the city’s trash reputation it’s an act of public service, but when President Trump does the same thing it’s racist?

ALLEGATION: Baltimore is a dangerous city.

ANALYSIS: True

Baltimore is deadlier than Chicago and Detroit, according to crime statistics released by the FBI, and had the highest homicide rate in the nation in 2018, USA Today reports.

Todd Starnes, Fox News

 

WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!

“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”

-Walter Williams-

 

AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL

If the living conditions at the Southern Border were the same as the livings conditions in Baltimore, and the illegal aliens were required to live under these conditions, can you imagine the hell the American hating moron Democrats would raise? Democrats look out for the illegal aliens but don’t give a damn about their constituents.

 

A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY

The rights of the individual should be the primary object of all governments.

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In Memory of Van T Barfoot (an amazing true story!)

 

Van T Barfoot died…

Remember the guy who wouldn’t take the flag pole down on his Virginia property a while back? You might remember the news story several months ago about a crotchety old man in Virginia who defied his local homeowners association, and refused to take down the flag pole on his property along with the large American flag he flew on it.

Now we learn who that old man was.

On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg, Texas. That probably didn’t make news back  then.

But, twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano, Italy, that same Van T. Barfoot,  who had in 1940 enlisted in the U.S. Army, set out alone to flank German machine gun positions from which gunfire was raining down on his fellow soldiers.

His advance took him through a minefield but having done so, he proceeded to single-handedly take out three enemy machine gun positions, returning with 17 prisoners of war.

And if that weren’t enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions.

That probably didn’t make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a Colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam, a well deserved Congressional Medal of Honor.

What did make News…was his neighborhood association’s quibble with how the 90-year-old Veteran chose To fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home. Seems the HOA rules said it was OK to fly a flag on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as  Barfoot’s 21-foot flagpole were “unsuitable”.

Van Barfoot had been denied a permit for the pole, but erected it anyway and was facing court action unless he agreed to take it down. Then the HOA story made national TV, and the neighborhood association rethought its position and agreed to indulge this aging hero who dwelt among them.

“In the time I have left”, he said to the Associated Press, “I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference.” As well he should. And if any of his neighbors had taken a notion to contest him further, they might have done well to read his Medal of Honor citation first. Seems it indicates Mr. Van Barfoot wasn’t Particularly Good at Backing down.

WE ONLY LIVE IN THE LAND OF  THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE!

AND, BECAUSE OF OLD MEN LIKE VAN BARFOOT!

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Sheila’s Understanding of Californians

I have noticed that a large number of people are implying, with bad jokes and anecdotes, that Californians are not real smart.

I would like to state for the record that I disagree with that assessment.

Anyone who would build cities on the San Andreas Fault and in the path of the annual Santa Ana winds….and then fill these cities with Democrats…

is a Damn Genius.

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