Sunday, February 26, 2017

Keith Ellison and Thomas Perez

Quote of the Day

"It is a classic matchup that places the Democratic Party's unwavering commitment to diversity on full display: The two front-runners in this week's election for DNC chairman are a race-obsessed black hate monger and a race-obsessed Hispanic hate monger."
--John Perazzo

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Thirty Days of Trump

After one month of the Trump Administration I wanted to make a couple comments...

This guy is a jerk.  I don't like his style.
But...

1)  I can't think of anything he is pushing that I don't like.

2)  None...  Not one of the other Republican candidates if elected would have pushed for a southern border wall or attempted to keep out dangerous people from dangerous countries.  Trump is the only candidate determined to keep our country from becoming like Europe.

3)  What he says about the press is more true than untrue.

If John McCain and the rest of the Republican Party are smart they will stop grandstanding for liberal press approval and get to work fulfilling Trump's campaign promises.

They don't have to like Trump or his style, but they darn well better satisfy the desires of the voters, both Republican and yes... Democrats, who voted for him.

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Sunday, February 05, 2017

My Poorest Decisions, My Biggest Regrets

Volume I:  The Swimming Team

When I was a small child I enjoyed nothing more than playing in the water.  Everything about it was fun.

After 4 years on the swimming team in high school, getting into the water was boring... and is to this day.

I was a mediocre swimmer and looking back there is only one meet that we would have lost had I not been there:

Eastern  49    Logansport  46
February 1972

Big Woop

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Clarity

I believe clarity is always a good thing.  The American people see a president trying to make us safe, and an opposition party that wants us to look like Europe.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Underground Railroad Hero





This video is about my great-great-great grandfather John Ratliff who was involved in the Underground Railroad in Grant County. He was the father of Harvey, a Quaker preacher, who was the father of Eva, my grandfather Ralph Malott's mother.

As an abolitionist, John contributed to the formation of the Republican Party in Indiana and later in life served in the Indiana General Assembly.

John died in 1912 at the age of 90... Nine years before my Dad was born. But  Dad does remember sitting on John's son Harvey's lap, eating his homemade taffy, and listening to stories.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Quote of the Day


"Inside every Progressive is a Totalitarian screaming to get out."
--David Horowitz

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Meryl Streep is Still Alive?


Well, when an actress gets old and stops making movies that people actually watch, you sometimes wonder if they're still alive.

But there she was at The Golden Globes... Pontificating... Lecturing... Looking like everyone's grandma... Scolding the Least of These... Pouring out her special celebrity wisdom for the benefit of the country.

Thanks Meryl.  We stupid people who voted for Donald Trump desperately seek the advice of ill-educated narcissists to correct our foolish mistakes.  Thank you... Thank you...

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

The Best Westerns


For me the best movies in any category are the ones that you are happy to watch over and over again.  Some of the following I've viewed more than five times and I still enjoy them.  

The West, depending upon the year, can be anywhere from Tennessee to California.

20  The President's Lady... Charlton Heston and Susan Hayward portraying the lives of Andrew Jackson and his Rachael.

19  The Plainsman... Gary Cooper and the beautiful Jean Arthur as Wild Bill and Calamity Jane.   

18  The Horse Soldiers... John Wayne and William Holden

17  Buffalo Bill... Joel McCrea, Linda Darnell, Maureen O'Hara, and the little crippled boy in the bleachers.

16  Cheyenne Social Club... Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda.

15  Angel and the Badman... John Wayne, Harry Carey, and a very attractive Gail Russell.

14  The Mark of Zorro...  Tyrone Power and a 17-year-old Linda Darnell.

13  Little Big Man... Chief Dan George and the stars from whom he stole the show.

12  Silverado...  This western has everything but Indians.  It launched the career of Kevin Costner.

11  Tombstone...  The best Wyatt Earp movie, stolen by Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.

10  Outlaw Josey Wales...  Clint Eastwood's best western.

9   Jeremiah Johnson...  A story of the Mountain Men with Robert Redford.

8   Dances with Wolves... The music, the scenery, the love story, and the romanticizing of the plains Indian.  I particularly liked the old Indian woman with the perfect 20th century dental work.

7   The Searchers...  John Wayne, Ward Bond.

6   Red River...  John Wayne, the great Walter Brennan, Montgomery Clift, and Joanne Dru.

5   The Westerner... Gary Cooper, and the great Walter Brennan as Judge Roy Bean.  Brennan won his third Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

4   Bend of the River... James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson, and the great character actor Jay C Flippen.

3   Shane... Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Ben Johnson, and the beautiful Jean Arthur at the age of 53... still looking great.

2   She Wore a Yellow Ribbon...  John Wayne, Victor McLaglen, Ben Johnson, Joanne Dru, the great Mildred Natwick... The perfect cavalry movie.

1   The Big Country...  Gregory Peck, Charles Bickford, Burl Ives, Jean Simmons, Charlton Heston, Carroll Baker, and a very nasty Chuck Connors.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

If I was King

Volume I

If I was King I would decree that all news persons and pundits would no longer be allowed to describe Supreme Court nominees as Liberal or Conservative.

The so-called Liberal nominee would be referred to as anti-Constitutionalist, Liberal-Activist, or Lawless-Tyrannical.  (Or Lawless-Tyrannical-Rex just for fun)

The so-called Conservative nominee would be referred to as a Constitutionalist, Strict Constructionist, or Originalist.

Note:  A Lawless-Tyrannical could also be a conservative who sought to accomplish, through judicial decree, a policy or law that could not be established legislatively by Congress or State Legislature.  A strict-constructionist by definition would be opposed to such a device.

It was an activist court (The Burger Court) that overturned the laws of 50 state legislatures when it legalized abortion and ignored the will of The People.

The Constitutionalist Justice by definition seeks to limit the power of the Federal Government (including the power of The Supreme Court) and allow the states, communities, and the people to govern themselves.

The terms Liberal and Conservative have political relationships and meanings which can only confuse the issue.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

2017 New Years Resolutions for White Guys | MTV News


Not Made for White Guys

This video was created to cast a bad light - not upon white guys, but rather conservative white guys.  Conservative white guys are the target here... And also angry white guys who are assumed to be conservative.

It's interesting that Kanye West was also demoted to the stature of white guys because he visited with Donald Trump after the election.  Well, he should know better.

The tendency is to ignore this kind of stupidity, but you have to realize that the ignorant, developing minds of many young people are absorbing this stuff as some kind of deep and meaningful truth that the rest of us are just too blind to see.



You see this kind of thing and it almost makes you miss the days of "Up With People."  (Well maybe not)

The entertainment industry in this country has been pushing this kind of honorless, iconoclastic, immoral bilge upon a willing audience since its first success with Saturday Night Live 40 years ago.  When I was young and ignorant I loved it. 

It now saturates all of entertainment and it's not going to change.  All responsible adults can do is laugh at it and call it what it is.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Popular Vote

First of all, I suspect that many non-citizen votes were cast on election day, and we know there were Democrat precincts that counted more votes than there were registered voters to cast them.  So I'm convinced that if Hillary really won the popular vote, it was not by the margin reported.  (We need the Electoral College because Leftists cheat.)

That said, I welcome the Democrats' fixation upon the popular vote and their prostrations, gyrations, and conniptions in an attempt to cast doubt on the election.

The latter makes them look like petty poor losers, and the former gives them the certitude that they need change nothing to be successful with their left-wing, unpopular ideology and style.

I know that they are confident that they need not change because Nancy Pelosi is still their leader in The House.  Their Former standard bearer Bill Clinton is insulting angry white guys, who I believe are still a rather large voting block.  Their enablers in the news media are still showing their bias and confirming the fact that they can't be trusted to report the truth.

As annoying as it all is, I believe that if Trump accomplishes anything good in the next two years, the midterm elections in 2018 should be very satisfying entertainment for Conservatives.

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Friday, December 09, 2016

An Activist Court and the Electoral College



I have to wonder what would have happened with the 2016 election if Justice Antonin Scalia had died a year earlier and Obama had placed another leftist-activist judge on the Supreme Court.  I have to wonder if there would have been a challenge to the fairness of an election in which someone won who had fewer votes than the loser.

I have to wonder if the Democrats would have found a vehicle in which to place the issue before the Activist Supreme Court to decide the fairness of the results and rule on whether or not the Electoral College was outdated and had trampled the rights of the majority of voters.

I have to wonder if Trump would still be the President-Elect.

I know what the Constitution says, but an activist court cares nothing for the Constitution... It cares only about results.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

To the Democrats Who Crossed Over and Voted for Trump and Other Republicans...

1)  If you want to secure the border... We don't think you're racists.  The Democrats and the Media think you're racists.

2)  If you're concerned about Radical Islam and if you ever use the term Radical Islam... It's the Democrats and the Media who think you're Islamophobes, not us.

3)  We won't call you racists for things you said 30 years ago... That would also be the Democrats and the Media.

4)  If you support the police and want law and order to prevail on our streets... We don't think that makes you a racist... It's the Democrats and Media that think that.

5)  If you think a child's privacy rights are as important as the rights of a transgendered person, we don't think that makes you a hater... Again, that would be the Dems and the Media.

6)  If you question climate change and EPA heavy handedness, we question that, too.  It's the Democrats and Media that will call you a Denier, or worse.

7)  If you want to lower corporate taxes to stimulate manufacturing in this country, we won't call you greedy... It's the Democrats and Media that will call you that.

We won't call you rednecks or rubes.  We don't think we are smarter than you are.  Our Supreme Court Justices will respect your right of self -governance and will not cancel your vote and decide what is best for you.

And if your vision and values differ greatly from those of Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Van Jones, and other heroes of the Democrat Party, please take a look at us again in 2018.

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Friday, November 11, 2016




TRUTH BE TOLD

This cartoon by Michael Ramirez best explains the reason why I voted for Donald Trump.
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