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Hillary Clinton and her “Basket of Deplorables”

 cnn_hillary-800x430  Hillary has driven me closer to consider voting for Trump than any argument I’ve heard from an actual Trump supporter with her elitist, snobbish, condescending rubbish dropping from her corrupt mouth.  Does anyone remember the brouhaha when Romney declared that 47% of the population wouldn’t vote for him in the last election cycle.  The media went apoplectic in the ensuing week as they colored him as an elitist oligarch who couldn’t relate to the real people of the lower classes.
Well, if you want to see a whole new level of hubris, check out what Hillary Clinton said this week-end, though you can expect the fawning leftists of the mainstream press to give her a press or even agree with her.
 
Before going further, read her comments HERE.
She has provided the public with a rare view into what she really thinks of the pehillary-angry-2ople she would aspire to “rule”.

It would serve us well to remember that when she says “homophobic” — she means someone who believes in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. When she says “racist” — she means someone who believes that cops should be respected, that all lives matter, BLM is a divisive movement and that helping people of color means more than throwing money in their general direction. When she says “misogynist” — she means those who think that a baby has a right to LIFE more than a woman has a right to kill an inconvenient infant. When she says “xenophobic” — she means people that think that borders and immigration laws should be respected. When she says “Islamaphobic” — she means those who think that coddling terrorists who practice a violent religion needs to stop. When she says “Basket of Deplorables” — she means God-fearing people who care about their country, respect traditional values, believe gun-ownership is a Constitutional right and aren’t ashamed to wave an American flag — you know, people like those who don’t protest in the streets, burn down convenience stores, didn’t attend Ivy League indoctrination centers and don’t draw their income from the Federal government.hillary-clinton-angry

 
This despicable and corrupt woman belongs in a prison cell, not in a Presidential campaign. She has accidentally
revealed her true thinking and make no mistake, if you are one of those who would fit in her “basket of deplorables” (and I am), she will not be satisfied until she has stripped you of ever opportunity to oppose the agenda of those who belong in her own “basket of depravity and delusion”.
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She is a menace, a danger, a criminal, a coward and an opportunist.

And that’s just what we know for sure about her.

And she’s done the one thing that I didn’t think was possible: made me consider voting for her opponent.  I never thought it was even possible.

Real Men Don’t Need Safe Spaces, They ARE Safe Spaces

Angry Girl SpaghettiRecently, I have seen a plethora of silly articles about patriarchy, cis-gendered masculinity, oppressive gender identity and the like.  Granted, men can be monsters — just like women.  Biologically, they have a predisposition to violence that is directly related to the presence of testosterone which is what causes dominance and aggressiveness.  But that does not mean that all men or even most men are Neanderthalish barbarians.  It means that we need to recognize the differences in roles between men and women and it also means we Angry Feminist On boardneed to lay off the millennial sport of bashing men and masculinity.

I believe that it is a good thing to be a man. God created men physically, chemically, biologically and spiritually to lead, protect, advance and demonstrate strength. To be otherwise is unnatural.

I believe that the role of “father” is a sacred role. Good dads aren’t insensitive louts, they aren’t lazy couch potatoes, they live passionately for their wife and children and they work hard to take good care of their family.

I believe that men ought to treat ladies with respect. They should honor them as the treasure that they are. They should watch out for them, protect them, make them feel special. Real men don’t need pornography – it is an insult to the wives, mothers and daughters to indulge in it. Real men treat the women in their life the way that they would want their daughters or mothers or sisters treated. It is tragic, to me, that so many women today have bought into a feminist mentality that precludes accepting the courteous behavior of a gentleman for the act of honor that it is.

Angry DadI believe that men can love God without being some sort of limp-wristed mama’s boy. God created man in His image. We can have His qualities as part of our character. We aren’t ashamed of our need for a Savior, our devotion to Christ, our submission to the Word of God and if we are – well, then our faith is as phony as our manhood.

I believe that men can be great husbands. We can have the character to remain faithful. We can have the passion to provide romance. We can make a commitment to stay with one woman for our entire life and keep it. We can take care of our wife, help her with the children, support her in her professional endeavors and love her without end. Real men don’t abandon their wives, they don’t hit on the women at work, they don’t ogle cheap women in real life or in advertisement or on screens and they don’t treat their wife poorly.  Real men never….as in NEVER raise a hand toward a woman, they don’t act threatening toward a woman and they understand the definition of the word “NO.”

I believe that men can keep commitments. I believe that a man will understand that a man’s word is his honor. A man who will not keep his word or who will not go to the offended when he has been unable to do so has a character problem that he needs to consider. I believe a man should consider his handshake as good as a notarized signature.

Angry Working ManI believe that men ought to be hard workers. We sweat, we smell, we work overtime, we have rough hands and we don’t quit until the job is done. Even when we play, we make it like work and usually end up hot, tired, bleeding or dirty. And almost always – hungry.

I believe real men are balanced. We can swing a sledge and cuddle a baby. We can change the oil and put a Band-Aid on a skinned knee. We can fight an enemy and shelter a family with the same arms. We can shout at the stadium or cry before God at the church. We are not one-dimensional.

I believe that men can be great dads. They teach kids how to bait hooks, throw a ball and Angry Daddyhandle the school bully. Real dad’s wrestle their kids in the living room floor until their mother about has a heart attack and when the kids get up, they are going to ask for more. Real dad’s work extra jobs to help their kids have a better life than they had. Real dad’s may gag at dirty diapers and tickle kids until they cry, but have someone threaten to harm their loved ones and you’ll see a toughness you could never imagine.

Angry GuysSo enough of the emphasis on gender fluidity.  Enough whining from triggered radical feminists who see every man as some sort of threat to their identity.  Enough of the feminization of this generations boys.  Embrace your role.  Enjoy your uniqueness.  Respect the differences.  Except your limitations and expand your strengths.  If you are a man, it’s a good thing.  And if you are woman, it is as well.

Women should not need “safe spaces” away from reasonable masculinity.  In fact, masculinity — rightly defined and executed — should BE the Safe Space for those who understand and embrace the reality that equality does not mean uniformity.

My Endorsements for Election 2014

VoteIn order to avoid having to answer a bunch of private emails and questions in public about whom I’m supporting for this election, I am posting my endorsements here.  Please note that these are my private endorsements and may or may not the opinions of my employers, associates, family or friends.  They are mine alone.  I’m not super enthusiastic about some of these choices, but have taken in a variety of factors in making my list.  Feel free to distribute, use or ignore.

North Carolina Endorsements

US Senate

Tillis (A vote for Haugh equals a vote for Hagan)

US House of Representatives

District 6 — Neither Candidate
District 8 — Hudson
District 9 — Pittenger
District 12 — Coakley

NC State Senate

District 41 — Tarte

NC State House of Representatives

District 98 — Bradford
District 104 — Dan Bishop

Mecklenburg District Attorney

Andrew Murray

Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners

At-Large — Carlisle and Zuyus
District 1 – Puckett
District 5 – Ridenhour
District 6 – James

Clerk of Superior Court

Martha Efird

Sheriff

Chris Hailey

NC Supreme Court Chief Justice

Mark Martin

NC Supreme Court Associate Justices

Bob Hunter
Eric Levinson
Mike Robinson

NC Court of Appeals Judges

John Tyson
Biiill Southern
Donna Stroud
Paul Holcombe

NC Superior Court 26B

Lisa Bell
John Bowers

NC Superior Court 26

Matt Osman
Sean Smith
Casey Viser

Mecklenburg Tax Referendum

NO

Jack-Booted Fascists of the Radical Left Take on Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson

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In one of the most insane moves since Coke introduced “New Coke” to a fan base that didn’t want corporate eggheads messing with the things they enjoyed, A&E announced tonight that they are suspending Duck Dynasty star and patriarch Phil Robertson for personal remarks he made opposing homosexuality.  Instantly, the twitterverse lit up with boycotts, outrage and disgust — similar to that found when the LBGT extremists took on Chick-Fil-A because the founder also expressed his personal opinions.

Once again, the public is shown that “tolerance” is a one-way street and the First Amendment doesn’t apply to those who dare refuse the group think of political correctness.  Every time the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD or any other LBGTQ spokesmen gets the vapors over someone daring to question their lifestyle choices, some corporate scaredy cat freaks and throws freedom of speech, freedom of religion and the right to free expression of unpopular thoughts or opinions under the bus faster than one can say “Rosie O’Donnell”.

Hopefully, the rocket-scientist dropouts at A&E will get a hopper-full of email post haste which might drive them to their senses.  Care to drop the fine folks in charge an email expressing your opinion (while you still can without getting kicked off the internet)?  Here’s the contact email: feedbackaetv@aenetworks.com.

Here’s a list of the A&E Stations: http://www.aenetworks.com/contact

Here’s a link to the article announcing the decision: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/duck-dynastys-phil-robertson-indefinite-666808

 

What the Abortion Industry Does Not Want You to See

I read an interesting blog article today HERE.  Sadly, many people who are “pro-choice/abortion” really do not know the barbarism that is a legal medical abortion.  I challenge you to read how one person responded when faced with the facts.

More importantly, let me show you some images below.

The first is a diagram of what occurs during an abortion.  It is quite horrifying.  But it just a drawing, correct?  I mean, it’s not REALLY a baby and it really is THAT violent, right?  For that reason, there is a second photo.  A photo of a child post-abortion.  Tell me this is not a child.  Tell me that this little person should have no rights.  Tell me that this infanticidal procedure should be constitutionally protected.  Tell me that this is morally acceptable.  If you are intellectually honest and morally just, you can’t.  You. Simply. Can. Not.

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Keep in mind when viewing this next photo that this baby is not yet 23 weeks old as show in the procedure above.  Yet, it is still clearly a baby.

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Now here’s one final photograph.  You might argue, that what you saw above is not really a human because it’s not viable.  Not viable, you say?  Look below at the little one who was delivered just prior to 23 weeks of gestation.

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If these photos offended you, good.  They should.  This is reality.  The truth is ugly.  These photos are important to see just like the photos of bodies stacked at Auschwitz were important.  It is a snapshot of our humanity — or lack of it.  If you were pro-abortion and they offend you, then perhaps there is hope that you might compassionately change your mind.

If not, go back and look at these pictures again and then go take a long look at yourself in the mirror.  Surely, you can see this for yourself.  This is a child.  He or she deserves a chance.

Then promise yourself that if you should ever be in the position that you have an unplanned pregnancy, that you would do the compassionate and loving thing — like the birthmothers of our four children did — let the baby come to term and deliver him or her.  Then let a young couple, who longs to raise a child as their own, take on that responsibility for you.  Should you do that, they will forever be grateful to you.  I know that.  Personally.  For sure.

Choose Life.  You will NEVER regret it.

In the words of the kindly children’s author, Dr. Suess — A person’s a person….no matter how small.

Support LIFE and Contact Governor McCrory

CALL TO ACTION

My “activist” days are mostly behind me, but sometimes I feel compelled to use whatever little influence I have on an issue of importance. North Carolina Governor, Pat McCrory is taking a POUNDING in the press as he and the Republican majority in the NC legislature have been doing something rare for Republicans — actually governing like they are in the majority. Too often Republicans have been so worried about the media and polls that they don’t do what they’ve been elected to do.

Last week, the legislature sent an IMPORTANT bill that moves us closer to protecting the rights of the unborn. This bill has simple, no-brain-required provisions like requiring abortion clinics to have the same safety standards you would have if you were at the dentist or getting plastic surgery in an office. This is a GOOD bill — it doesn’t go nearly far enough, but it is a step in the right direction. The radical pro-abortion lobby is going nuts. We’ve had enough stories of women dying at the hands of genocidal maniacs like Kermit Gosnell who murdered babies in a clinic that wouldn’t have met standards for piercing ears, let alone performing surgery.

McCrory is a decent man, but he can sometimes waffle on important issue, like many politicians. Frankly, he’s gone a little “Wobbly” on whether or not he’s going to sign this bill. The media, radical feminists, Democrat leftists and others are applying huge pressure on him. We need to push back. I’m asking my FB friends to contact him in as many ways as you can. Let him know that we want him to “Sign the Abortion Bill”. As simple as that. You can email him, call him, message him on Twitter and contact him through facebook. Also…PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THIS ON YOUR WALL. FYI, Gov. McCrory is a young man and is likely to run for other offices including national offices, so even if you don’t live in NC, let your voice be heard.

Here’s the contact info:

Email:governor.office@nc.gov and/or http://www.governor.state.nc.us/contact/email-pat
Phone:(919) 814-2000
Twitter: @PatMcCroryNC
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPat

It is fine to contact the governor through ALL FOUR channels. Always be polite, positive and don’t make silly threats like “I’ll never vote…blah, blah, blah.” Just say “Please sign the bill on Abortion passed by the legislature.” Simple as that. Thanks in advance for helping protect the lives of the unborn and the women involved.

Now Is The Time for All Good Men….to stand up and oppose Gun Control

2amendment.jpgThe Gun Control hue is increasing rapidly.

Some are now specifically calling for confiscation.

If you say this can’t happen or it can’t happen quickly– I have one word for you: Obamacare.

They keep saying, “Hunter’s don’t need ‘assault’ rifles.” That’s like saying, “Writer’s don’t need to be able to draw political cartoons.”

That is not the point of the 1st Amendment and hunting is not the point of the 2nd Amendment. The 2nd Amendment is not about our right to hunt. It is about our right to protect ourselves from Tyranny. If the 1st Amendment can be construed to protect pornography and lying about your military service awards (both upheld by the SCOTUS), then the 2nd Amendment must be interpreted to protect types of guns that some might find “offensive”.

The NRA needs to step back out of the shadows and get front and center about this NOW. This is not a time for weakness or fear of being unpopular. What if Obama/Holder decide to do by Executive Order what they may not be able to do legislatively with gun control? With each power grab, this President looks more and more like Hugo Chavez and remember, he has been popularly elected by the poor and ignorant over and over again.

Obama is polarizing this country so deeply and quickly that conversations about secession and even the potential for Civil War are now being held in previously polite circles. If the American public thought that what happened on December 14th was a massacre, how much more of a massacre should be expected should they try to take the guns of 60 million determined and ticked-off gun owners by force? But in the words of Rahm Emmanuel, this administration is not going to “waste a good crisis” in order to advance their agenda at the expense of our liberties. They keep drawing the line deeper, clearer and more deeply on OUR side of the Constitution. These are dangerous days of shocking change. We must be vigilant in educating others.

Never under-estimate the tenacity with which extremist liberals and socialists and their media machine are prepared to exercise their power in order to get their way.

Robert Bork – the Lost Soldier of Conservative Jurisprudence

The family of Judge Robert Bork released news of his death this morning.  Bork was an intellectual giant and would have arguably been one of the greatest Supreme Court Justices in American history.   But like a promiseing military officer cut down in an early battle of a long war, Bork was never allowed to display his brilliance.  It is widely thought that his intellect would have even over-shadowed the current reputation of Antonin Scalia who is often regarded as the conservative “heavy” on the court. One of the greatest travesties of the 20th century was the hatchet job that Teddy Kennedy did on the brilliant Bork.  So vile was the attack, a new verb 0bork.jpgwas coined to describe an unfair political assault on an individual – “borking”.  (In March 2002, the Oxford English Dictionary added an entry for the verb Bork as U.S. political slang, with this definition: “To defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way.)

The unusually partisan battle over his nomination plagues nominees to this day as character assassination and political one-upmanship are now modus operendi — particularly for conservative nominees.  Feminist Florence Kennedy used the term “borking” to describe what she was attempting to do when Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Court.  Another legacy of this political assassination has been that anyone nominated to the Supreme Court from that day to this one, know better than to clearly state his/her opinions or philosophy during the confirmation hearings.  Today’s nominees must be nearly stealth candidates who know how to hide their records and their opinions until they are sworn in. 

Ronald Reagan nominated Anthony Kennedy after Bork was voted down (he refused to withdraw his name even when he knew he would be defeated as a show of defiance to what was happening) rather than to choose another strong conservative.  To this day, Kennedy is a squishy conservative at best, often playing the role of deciding vote on many cases. 

Bork would later write a book in 2003 entitled, “Slouching Toward Gomorrah” which was prophetic tome that remains a must read for thinking conservatives in my opinion. 

America is poorer today because he never served on the Supreme Court and sadly, while the immoral Kennedy was celebrated as a hero upon his death, few will genuinely reflect on what might have been now that Bork has passed.

My Thoughts Before Election Day

election-2012_rect.jpgI’ve got tons of people asking me for my thoughts and predictions — such as they are which isn’t much — as we face Election Day tomorrow.  Without any sense of order, decorum or priority, here I go….

1. I am absolutely baffled as to how this is going to turn out.  I used to like to tell myself that I have a ‘sixth sense’ for how these things are going and I have routinely correctly predicted the outcome of elections going back to the 1980′s with a few exceptions.  But this one I can’t just get my finger on.  I see two very real and possible scenarios:  The first one is that it REALLY IS this close.  I suspect it might be this situation.  If it is truly this within-a-couple-of-percentage-points horse race the polls are predicting, watch Ohio.  (Unless Romney loses Virginia or Florida.  If he loses one of those states, go to bed early and dream of Obamacare.) Ohio will likely decide the next President.  The other scenario is that the pollsters have overly estimated the number of Democrats who will vote.  (I almost said who are alive and voting, but….nevermind.)  If they have, then a 4-6 point Romney win is quite likely.  However, it will be potentially hard on the country.  Millions of people who favor Obama will be shocked….SHOCKED.  The shock will then turn to outrage.  The outrage will turn to accusations of voter fraud.  I’ll not describe a worst-case scenario as to what “could” happen, but it isn’t pretty.

2. If it is super close, ties usually go to the incumbents or the political party which controls the election process in that state/city.  But there’s also the potential that multiple states may be too close to call until days or weeks after this Tuesday.  The Democrats are not going to tolerate another Election 2000.  Expect everything from prolonged recounts, to legal challenges, to street protests.  It. Will Be. Ugly.

3. If it is a squeaker,  expect the Dems to hold the Senate.  If the spread is 5-6 points for Romney, expect a 51-49 or 50-50 (VP casts the deciding vote) Republican majority.  On the House side — regardless, I think the Republicans will strengthen their majority by 3-5 seats.

4. Unless the Republicans win the White House and the Senate, expect 4 more years of deadlock.  Every other plausible scenario = deadlock, except for a Republican sweep.

5.  The biggest outcome to this election is not about who sits in the White House or Congress.  It is about who will be appointed/approved to sit on the Supreme Court.

6. If Obama prevails tomorrow, I believe we have seen the last conservative elected to the White House.  Ever.  The numbers simply are not there.  No matter who wins, we are a DEEPLY DIVIDED nation and that doesn’t bode well for the future.

7. By and large, I have great confidence that the majority of the American population votes on matters of style and personal pocketbook (in that order), than on philosophy and principle.  Yep, that’s a cynical perspective and I own it.

8. You can like it, lump it, hate me, love me, de-friend me or ignore me, but I cannot, for the life of me, understand how an evangelical Christian, Catholic or anyone with two cents worth of compassion can vote for a party or person who is as coldly pro-abortion as the Democrat party and its leadership.  Tell me I’m narrow-minded, a sheeple, a one-issue stooge, a litmus test holder and anything else — for me, THIS ONE ISSUE, impacts my vote more than any other.  I will never, not ever, vote for anyone for an office that has the power to impact the Right to Life, who is not Pro-Life.  Anyone who knows me, knows what my first four reasons for that position are.

9. I will miss all the political adds exactly zero.

10. The actual voting process is broken and we need to fix it.  It is ridiculous to have some states voting a month in advance and others with no early voting.  These long voting periods are rife with the potential for fraud, mistakes, lost ballots and more.  In addition, this business of not having to register or prove identity is just wrong and ridiculous and any honest liberal should admit it.  I’m constantly having to show ID to do the most mundane tasks.  It is not a hardship.  It’s just life.  Why would we treat something as sacred as voting for our leadership less seriously than buying cold medication, a beer or get on an airplane?  We need a reasonable voter identity law and let’s do a Friday/Saturday election for 36 hours.  People who are out of town should get an absentee ballot just like they did for a dozen decades.  Make it uniform across the country lest something happen and we lose confidence in the process.

11. While I’m at it — the Electoral College is a good idea and wee shouldn’t tinker with it.  I will say that on Wednesday even if Obama loses the popular vote while winning the electoral vote.  There is HUGE wisdom in it and we shouldn’t think ourselves smarter than the Founders on this.  It ain’t broke.  Don’t fix it.

12. I lay much of the blame of this country’s toxic political dialogue at the feet of MSNBC and FNC.  It is a constant frustration for me to find some outlet that actually DOES let me decide without the shrill demagoguery of the Hannity’s and Matthew’s and O’Reilly’s and Maddow’s of this world.  It is uncivil and unreasonably partisan and it is contagious.  I love sarcasm, rhetorical feints and parlays and strong opinions with a side of irony.  A lot.  But when it impacts our ability to interact with reasonableness with our neighbors and colleagues because we parrot the same attitude in our real lives as we see demonstrated in the out-of-perspective world of those in the kleiglights of the Mainstream Media (and oh yeah, when will we stop calling NBC/ABC/CBS “mainstream”?  Fox now controls almost half of the cable news audience — that makes them pretty mainstream), we need to step back, draw a few deep breaths and calm down.  We’re better than this.  I hope.

13. As I posted on my Facebook wall last night: “May each of us have such a spiritual mind and high view of the sovereignty of God that we have not one bit more or one bit less joy, peace or hope Wednesday than we do right now.”  I really mean that.  I am at perfect peace already at how this election will conclude even though I have no earthly idea what that will look like.  Wednesday is going to be a great day.  I’m already looking forward to it.  I will not be irrationally optimistic if the candidate who was my third-to-the-last choice for President happens to win and I will not be devastated if the current administration is given another four years.  It’s just politics.  None of us will give one care about it in 100 years.  My confidence is not in this political system or its rulers.  My citizenship is in heaven.  So, I’ll not let a silly political election steal one second of my joy or peace come Wednesday.

Of course, I will still have strong opinions and will voice them regularly and at times shamefully obnoxiously.  I will continue to follow politics, because for me it like following my favorite sport.  It’s truly interesting to me — but it does not define me and I’d make a horrible “player” if given the chance.  I’m quite content sitting up in the stands with my coke and hotdog yelling at the coaches down on the field.

So until Wednesday…….

As always, the views in this post are mine and mine alone and should not reflect on anyone else from my momma to my future grandchild.

My Thoughts on the Last Debate

Getting quite a few questions on my view of the final Presidential debate.  Here’s my assessment….

I think it was probably Obama on perceived experience though he distorted his record and Mitt’s continually.  I think however that whatever Obama gained on points, he lost on condescension and snarkiness.  He really showed stunning contempt for Romney and that didn’t go down well with a lot of folks and I think particularly with Women who now only prefer Obama by 8% which is a huge shift from 2008. 

My personal opinion – if the election was today, Obama wins in a squeaker.  However, momentum is on Mitt’s side.  The next 48 hours will show whether or not momentum is slowed, stopped or reversed – in the event any of those happen – it’s edge to Obama in a cliffhanger.  If it isn’t, then Mitt wins – but I have no idea how big. 

I can’t figure out what is going on with the polls.  Gallup – historically liberal – has Romney up by 6-7 every day.  If that is accurate – Romney wins comfortably.  All the other polls – even the conservative Rasmussen Poll – has it as a tie.  Tie goes to Obama because of the electoral college.  It’s quite possible/probable that Romney wins the popular vote while Obama wins the electoral vote. 

90% chance of whoever wins Ohio becomes the next Prez.  If Obama takes Ohio, Romney must thread a needle with a very small eye – having to win NH, IA, CO and WI to get to 270 (assuming he wins Virginia and Florida.) 

Anyway you look at it – we’re going to have a VERY divided country on November 7th. 

And THAT’S today’s political report…..Now back to the real world!  LOL. J