Much hype, little drama over the Comey testimony

It was the testimony that everyone was waiting for especially those many Trump haters. The recently fired FBI director James Comey was set to give his testimony before a Senate Intelligence Committee. Could this be the moment when President Trump is exposed for several wrong doings? Cable news stations had countdown clocks in anticipation of probably the biggest high-profile testimony of any government official in many years. Millions skipped work and crowded local bars for this event of a lifetime. In the end, I think many regretted skipping work. The testimony revealed little that we had not already known.

There is little doubt in my mind that many media outlets came out of this hearing rather disappointed. They were banking on seeing some explosive testimony indicting Trump. Imagine if that had occurred? CNN, The New York Times and the Washington Post would have a field day. It would further vindicate their claims that this election was not a legitimate one and Trump has no business being the President of this country. The same can be said of the many folks in this country affected with TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). A damning testimony by Comey could have further enhanced their claims that the election was rigged.

Unfortunately for these folks, nothing that was revealed really hurt President Trump. In fact, this testimony may eventually come back to haunt a few Democrats and Comey instead. His admission that he leaked important information could lead to his own investigation. Furthermore, the former Attorney General, Loretta Lynch’s request to downplay the handling of Hillary Clinton’s alleged dealings with classified information seems to fall in line with what Trump was requesting for Michael Flynn. How can you in good faith investigate the dealings of Trump and Flynn without equally pursuing any ties between Lynch and the Clinton campaign? It seems to me that this hearing opened up a whole new can or worms that anti-Trump fans did not bargain for. Why the double standards?

Just maybe in the near future, this ridiculous notion that the Russians colluded with President Trump to helped him win the election will go away and Trump can proceed with his agenda for helping this country. There is absolutely no evidence at this time that any collusion took place. It is time to move on and maybe this hearing will eliminate any doubts that some people may have. However, I highly doubt it. Talk of Russia and Trump colluding in this election will be a topic that will never go away. Trump won the election fair and square. I hope people will finally accept that fact some day.

Calling out Kathy Griffin and Hillary Clinton.

A couple of left leaning women garnered lots of attention in the news last week. Prior to last week, I knew little about Kathy Griffin other than seeing her on CNN a few times. After last week, I believe I have seen and heard all that I want from this idiot. I have known about Hillary Clinton for decades and her excuse tour last week only cemented my very negative views about her. Maybe we can learn a lot from the actions of these two women and what liberalism is all about.

Griffin got a lot of heat for holding a fake decapitated head of President Trump in a photo. It was a totally tasteless act and she deserved every ounce of criticism that she received. I don’t care who the President is, Democrat or Republican, that totally crosses the line of decency. She apologized a few days later and I thought that was the end of that rather disturbing story. Well was I ever wrong! Griffin held a press conference yesterday in which she suddenly declared herself a victim in all of this. Apparently, she feels the Trumps and “old white men” (some will say this blogger is one of them) are out to get her. This prank  comes out of the playbook of liberalism.  Everyone is a victim of some sort. You can commit the biggest crime ever but you did it because you are a victim of society. Instead of just letting this controversy go, she continues to build a deeper hole for herself. There are indeed consequences for foolish actions and Griffin apparently fails to understand that simple fact of life.

Just when you thought Hillary Clinton would never be in the political spotlight again, she appears as a guest on a few shows and talks about how she lost the election. The excuses she used were many and varied. Like Griffin, Clinton also seemed to think that she was a victim as well. Heavens forbid she would ever take personal responsibility for losing the election. She blamed others for her failures. That is another thing that liberals do. They like to blame others for their failures.

I would suggest that both Clinton and Griffin buy a mirror someday. They do not cost that much. Look into that mirror and maybe you will both see the real problem. These women apparently do not know the meaning of taking personal responsibility for their actions. But should that surprise you when you are dealing with radical liberals like these two women?

The sky is falling after the Paris accord withdrawal

In the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement, you would be led to believe that the end of civilization is just a few years away. Many have come out on social media declaring this decision will have dire consequences in the future. The Governor of California even went as far as saying that people will die. How can the United States be so cruel and stupid? Several Hollywood celebrities have gone on record condemning this act as well, but it has not stopped them from hopping in their expensive jets or gas guzzling cars.

I have a few things to say to all you climate change alarmists who are predicting doom and gloom for the world in a few short years. Please relax and take a chill pill! Pulling out of this deal might actually be a very wise decision. The cost of staying in this deal is not something this country can afford. It is far too costly and would severely ruin our economy. It is estimated that about 2.7 million jobs would be lost due to this agreement. Don’t get me wrong, I think controlling pollution is an important topic that all countries should talk about, but is there a way that we can balance our economy and making sure we have clean energy in the process? This Paris accord agreement appears to have far too many question marks for the United States to continue with. We need to come up with a better solution that will not bankrupt our nation.

We have lots of natural resources at our disposal that could our nation the leader in clean energy technology. Many good private companies could start up and produce many good paying jobs. Perhaps we should as a nation start concentrating on using our resources instead of worrying about some costly multi-nation agreement.

One of my biggest gripes with the climate change disciples is their constant insistence that man can control the temperature of the earth and the weather. I strongly disagree. Anyone who thinks man can control and stop the earth from getting a few degrees warmer is highly delusional. Many of these countries who are part of this Paris agreement seem to think we can. Our President does not see it that way and perhaps in the long run, it might be one of his best decisions ever while being in office. Furthermore, are there not more important things for the world to worry about than climate change? Why not have multi-nation pact on fighting terrorism instead? Spending billions of dollars to try and fight something that only nature can control seems to be rather foolish in my eyes.

The epidemic of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome)

It may be your neighbor or perhaps a co-worker, family or very close friend. Maybe you have a Facebook friend or friends who constantly post negative stuff about President Trump. Chances are that you know someone who is quickly becoming affected by this fast sweeping epidemic. It is known as TDS or “Trump Derangement Syndrome” and thousands of people are falling to this mental condition.

Main symptoms include an obsession with wanting our newly elected president removed from office as quickly as possible. You suddenly have this urge to spread your hatred of Trump to others through social media posts on Facebook or Twitter. Never mind that there is very little evidence that Russia helped Trump win the election. You will post and share anything you find fact or fiction. Watching CNN becomes a high priority throughout the day. They are now reporting that President Trump falsely lied about what he had for dinner last night to a curious reporter. Oh the nerve of that guy! He must be, no don’t say it, impeached? Yes, when people start calling for impeachment, such as several idiot politicians have done in the past several days, you know they are in advanced stages of this horrible disease.

With most terrible diseases, there has to be a source which it originates from. Could it possibly be from Trump himself? Does his egotistical, brash nature add to people’s hatred towards him? That could very well be true. The fact that he is a Republican to boot only adds to the hysteria. But I believe the media in this country is more than responsible for creating this derangement syndrome of our newly elected president. I have never seen a president so mistreated by the media in all my days on this earth. It is no secret that many journalists absolutely hate the guy and will do anything in their power to get him removed from office. Log onto many news sites on the internet and you are bound to new a negative story about the president. The positive stories about him get shoved under the rug. It is incredibly biased reporting that only adds fuel to people’s rage.

I have a few questions for those Trump haters who have this disease. If you succeed in pushing Trump out the door, will you be fine with Mike Pence as our president? Or will this start all over again? Sadly, I find many of these outspoken Trump critics surprisingly quiet during the 8 year reign of President Obama. Why? Once again, is it the fact that we have a Republican president now?

Whether this epidemic of hate towards our new president will succeed anytime soon is anyone’s guess. It is highly unlikely that this newly appointed special counsel will find any collusion with Trump’s campaign and Russia. Then what? Will the haters find something else about Trump? In all likelihood, yes, they will. Hopefully those with this condition will get over it fast before they go to their early graves. Instead of spewing so much hate towards Trump, use the same energy to find a candidate that can actually beat him. No, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are not the answers! The best cure is finding a strong candidate who can actually beat Mr. Trump and watching him go down on election day 2020. Until then, the derangement will never end until Trump is out of office. My recommendation for those affected with this disease is chill out, relax and wait until 2020. Life is way too short to lose your mind over some politician or president.

A few thoughts on President Trump’s first 100 days in office

Yesterday marked the 100 day anniversary of President Trump’s first term in office. Political pundits everywhere are talking at great lengths about what he has accomplished and what he has failed to do. Some have even gone as far as saying that his presidency is a failed one so far. As one of many registered voters, I would like to weigh in on what I have seen so far from the administration.

First of all, the 100 day mark is far too short of a time period to judge a president. Political experts are saying that he has no major pieces of legislation passed during his first 100 days and therefore his term has been a failure so far. That is complete and utter nonsense! Repealing and replacing the health care law is a long process that requires more time. Expecting this to be done in the first 100 days is being very delusional. The same goes with coming up with immigration reform as well as tax reform. I would rather see these important issues be dealt with in a timely and well thought out process rather than hastily done. One could argue that the travel ban was one of the biggest failures of the Trump presidency so far and that appeared to be rather quickly put together. Perhaps too quickly.

I like many of the things that he has done already with executive orders doing away with many of the needless regulations that seem to be hurting economic growth in this country. He seems to be very committed in keeping jobs in this country and you have to give him credit for that. I really like the initial reports of his tax plan which can only help our economy grow. Finally we seem to have a politician who gets it when it comes to taxes unlike many of today’s Democrats. He seems to be making waves in cracking down on illegal immigration and he will not let our country be pushed around overseas. I greatly love that he is sending a few messages to foreign leaders that there is a new sheriff in town.

Having said those things, there are a few things about his presidency so far that really concern me and much of it really has nothing to do with him. It is his opposition and a lot of that opposition comes from his own party. His party controls both the House and Senate, therefore, you would think that he would not have any problems passing major legislation, but that is not the case. If he cannot garner enough support from his own party, then he will have a tough time passing anything. It appears the Democratic party is hell-bent on resisting any type of legislation that Trump comes up with. One has to wonder if he will ever get any type of bi-partisan support at all. It is unfortunate that Democratic members of the House and Senate seem to be more interested in making Trump look bad than helping the American people. Come election time, people will not forget! And let us not forget the regular mainstream media who has taken journalism to a new low. Some of their criticism of Trump is valid, but much of it is not. Some members of the press seem to be on some sort of mission to knock Trump out of office. That is one of the things that I have really noticed in his first 100 days and this will probably continue for the unforeseeable future.

All and all, I think Trump will get better and pass more legislation in the next year or so. His popularity should grown if the economy starts to take off and people are making more money. Maybe then, that huge opposition to Trump will decline a bit. But until then, Trump seems to have a rather uphill battle in his presidency that the first 100 days really illustrates. As his boss, yes he works for us, I expect more in the future and also I expect more cooperation from Congress in helping him make us a better country. It is only fair at this point to give him more time. I rate his performance so far to be slightly above average.

The right call on Syria

An unspeakable atrocity happened last Tuesday when the Syrian government attacked its very own citizens with chemical weapons killing several people including women and children. A few days later the United States launched several missile strikes at a few airbases in Syria. I was designed to show the pro-Assad people that the United States will not put up with such horrendous acts of savagery and violence by countries towards their people. As expected in the aftermath of this attack, there were some questioning the motives of this attack and whether it was necessary. Some foreign leaders such as Vladimir Putin called it a violation of international law. Isn’t it funny to hear that statement coming from a guy like him? Here at home, some were criticizing Trump for not going through Congress before making this attack. It is my understanding that you do that before you go to war against a country, not in a situation like this. Regardless, it wasn’t surprising to hear the anti-attack theoretic that has been taking place. Whenever you deal with President Donald Trump, there is bound to be some controversy and this situation with Syria is no exception. Once again, Trump is trying to fix things that the previous administration failed woefully at. I have to credit Trump for at least trying.

The bottom line about this missile attack is that something had to be done. When a leader of a foreign country deliberately tries to kill the citizens of the country, it should outrage people from all over the world. Some are saying that this is just Syria’s problem, no it is not just their problem! We have a moral obligation to prevent savages such as Syrian President Assad from doing more of these attacks in the future.  We need to send a swift and strong message to Assad that in this world, attacks against innocent people will not be tolerated.  A few years ago, a certain president of this country promised that if Assad crossed a certain line, he would be dealt with. As it turns out, he never was along with his chemical weapons. According to that former president, Assad no longer had any chemical weapons.

I don’t know what lies ahead in this Syrian situation. Ousting Assad does not necessarily mean the end to the violence over there. A new leader might be just as ruthless as him.  I do know that it is nice to finally have a leader of this country who is not afraid to make swift and decisive decisions. I am one of those who does have confidence in the new administration in handling difficult foreign matters. The world is a dangerous place right now and we cannot afford to be passive like we have been. With new administration’s order for missile strikes, it signals that the era of this passive super power might be order. It is certainly refreshing to know that and the world might be better off because of it.

I know there are some out there who will criticize everything Trump does. That is just a given. But how can you even take to task someone who is willing to defend and do it swiftly, innocent women and children? The whole world should be behind us in dealing with this madman in Syria. Sending missiles is a powerful first step. It may just prevent other poor citizens of that country from experiencing the same brutal deaths that so many have gone through. This latest attack on the Syrian airbases is long overdue and much-needed.

President Trump vs. the media

One of the more entertaining aspects of the Trump presidency in my mind is the constant war that he is having with the media. We saw a great example of that last Thursday during a rather lengthy press conference. It was unprecedented to see a President go after members of the press like Trump did. Calling a news organization like CNN a fake organization is something that I have never seen before. Most presidents are oblivious to the press and just accept that they are out to get them without fighting back. Trump is one of those rare leaders who is willing to fight back and call them out for their work. Is that really a wise strategy to take if you are the president though?

There is no question that President Trump is one of the most thin-skinned politicians we have seen in many years. The man has a huge ego and does not take criticism lightly. He has demonstrated that trait several times in the past during the campaign. When a fellow Republican dared to disagree with him, Trump was quick to label him or her a loser and a failed politician. So to see him get all bent out of shape over a bunch of media reports is certainly not a surprise. We should come to expect this from the President. That is who he is. In fact, I believe he enjoys toying with the media members of this country. It is a huge game for him.

The majority of the press on the other hand absolutely hates the guy. They have since day one and Trump’s accusations against them will only add fuel to an already rocky relationship. I believe it will be the media’s mission in the next 4 years to totally destroy this guy at every chance. That is what they do to a Republican president. Many in the press cannot accept the fact that their hero Hillary Clinton lost and want to prove that this past election was a huge mistake.

Although I don’t agree totally with the way that Trump is handling the press, he does a very valid point about them. They certainly need to be called out for the way they mislead people with their reporting. Trump is exposing them like he should. The media bias in this country is getting totally out of control. A majority of media members in this country are very in bed with the Democratic party. That is becoming a very obvious fact. It is their duty to report the facts in a fair and balanced way to me and others in this country so we can form an opinion on a particular issue. What is happening now is far from being fair and balanced. Journalism has hit an all time low and only seems to be getting worse with their partisan reporting. I join many others in saying this. It is a disgrace and I’m glad that Trump is calling out those frauds. And of course, biases towards the Republican party have also taken place. Is there anyplace in America where I can pick up a newspaper these days and get some non-biased viewpoints or viewpoints from both sides? I am beginning to think not!

This game or should I say battle between Trump and the press media will not end anytime soon. Neither side will end up winning. The American people the ones who will lose. Fortunately, these allegations made by Trump is something that many of us have already known about today’s political journalists. They are becoming increasing partisan and that is not a good thing. Can anyone just give me the truth about an issue without misleading or lying to me? I guess in today’s world, that is impossible!