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THE DAWNING OF THE BRAIN-DEAD: IT IS A REAL PHENOMENON

Adam Edelman published an article concerning the outcome of the New Hampshire Primary, yesterday (2-19-2016). His bio says that he is a political reporter at the Daily News, where he covers national politics.

While he may fit the term … journalist … by definition … and, may have credentials and a “Press Pass” (that one can obtain for less than $300.00 by simply joining the US Press Association) his skill set seems limited to using, slurs, conjecture, and insulting descriptions like … bloviating and brainless voters … rather than to simply state the facts for his readers. It seems that ethics have clearly taken a back seat to sarcasm, sensationalism, and theatrics.

The editors at the New York Daily News met, rubbed their hands together like snickering nine-year-old boys looking at an old copy of “Play Boy” magazine and added the finishing touches, by putting a sordid, ridiculous clown face of Donald J Trump on the cover of their paper. Their chosen headline piece was “Dawn of The Brain Dead.”

Actually … I thought the headline title fit perfectly.

No, not in reference to Donald J Trump, or those remarkably savvy voters.

There really is …apparently … the “dawning of the brain-dead.” It is a real phenomenon. And, they walk among us. They are working in all areas of media, including this newspaper. They are the people who sit in front of cameras and are reading from a teleprompter, happy to say and do whatever it takes to get ratings for the media moguls, and to get a paycheck.

They are people who are blessed to be doing what they love to do, and then abuse their talents (those that indeed have talent) by misleading their readers with inaccuracies, deliberate lies, and disgusting pictures that fit their biased agenda, and gets them readers.

And … they are the people who read this trash, feed the nasty habits of these so-called media darlings and journalists, and help to finance the real “dumbing down of America.”

The New York Daily News had the right headline title in “Dawn Of The Brain Dead.”  They simply had the wrong picture. In fact … I don’t think that they get the “real picture” at all.

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2-10-2016 2:57 pm EST.

CAM NEWTON DOESN’T GET A DO-OVER BUT HE DOES GET THIS

Carolina Panther fans were obviously disappointed by the Panther’s loss in Super Bowl 50. But, the disappointment quickly turned from disappointment to … shock and disbelief … at Cam Newton’s un-sportsmen-like behavior during his post-game interview. Football Nation was appalled and summed it all up to his immaturity and his self-absorption. He clearly was not professional, and he did not shine and show a good “measure of character” under the spotlight of defeat.

However, while all eyes and media cameras were focused on Cam Newton … there was another “view” being overlooked. That “view” was the view from where Cam Newton was sitting.

We were focused on a young, immature, insolent man who had just had a major defeat on a football field. What Cam saw was a mob, circling around him from every angle, shoving recorders, microphones, and cell phones in his face, asking him how it felt to lose the most important game of the season.

But … it might actually be what he … heard … that made him leave the podium.

According to ESPN.com’s David Newton, the Denver Broncos Cornerback , Chris Harris, was at a near-by podium, happily talking about shutting down the NFL’s MVP. His voice was at the very least audible as Newton spoke to reporters.  Here is this, according to David Newton at ESPN:

“That was the whole game plan,” Harris can be heard telling reporters. “Load the box, force them to throw the football. That was the game plan. Load the box, one-on-one man on the outside.” Harris also spoke about the strategy “to slow Newton and force him to throw.”

As usual, there is more to the story than one can see at the time. The new information, coming out, certainly gives a new slant on what Super Bowl post-game viewers saw, this last Sunday night. But … does this give Cam Newton a pass on his bad behavior?

In my opinion … and, in one word … no. Just like the Super Bowl game, in any one season, itself, you don’t get a do-over.

But, just like in any Super Bowl, you do get a chance to correct the mistakes. I hope that Newton plays and re-plays the video of him, sitting there and displaying his bad attitude for the world to see.

I hope he comes to realize that he wasn’t the only Panthers player that was devastated at the loss of the big game.

I hope that he realizes that other Quarterbacks have been in the same position, and have shown resilience to the recorders, microphones, and cell phones being shoved in their faces, and the brutal questions that follow a defeat. And yet, they have handled it with grace, professionalism, and character.

I hope that he realizes, in time, just how blessed he is to have had so much success this season.

He broke new records, he helped bring out the potential in so many of his team players, and with the team’s help … he … is the NFL MVP, for the 2015-16 season.

I hope that one day, he will grow out of the public displays of insolence and disrespect … and learns grace, humility, and how true legends … like a Peyton Manning … should represent his team, his fans, his family and his character.

Imagine … just imagine … a Cam Newton that, with professional and personal experience, grows in maturity, and understands, really understands … that along with his God-given talents and successes, every great player will face adversity … and … the true legends … are those … who rise above it with grace and dignity.

No, Cam Newton doesn’t get a do-over for the Super Bowl post-game of 2015-16. What he does get … is a chance to correct his mistakes … and to grow, emotionally … from this.

MEGYN KELLY & BILL O’REILLY CAUGHT TOGETHER IN ROOM!

Okay, everybody, calm down! They work at the same network and of course, they run into one another on occasion. Nothing to see, here. You’ve been fished, and this is the bait.

But, if I put this together, with a picture of the two of them looking absurdly surprised, it would have been tossed around more than a cheerleader at a College football game.

Now, those of you who took the time to read this, know that the title was sensationalized to catch people scrolling (and trolling) twitter and the newsfeed in Facebook.

And, had I been so desperate for displaying a preference for sensationalizing and fabrication … I could have added a room number and other misleading information. And, that is the hook.

Instead of taking a few minutes to go online to see if there is any information to prove or disprove the posted comment … the outraged, the cynical, and the bored … will start commenting.

And, there you have it … yet another false rumor and/or hoax, being passed around and shared.

Now, before anyone becomes indignant, I too, have fallen victim to posting something that has been revealed as a hoax. And, I have good friends who will call me out on it. Hey, that’s what … real friends … do.

So now, before I comment or share, I do check sources to see if whatever I am posting is truthful. I know it’s time consuming, and I still might get it wrong, but it might just cut down on some of the crap people are reading and seemingly believing.

There are some that say … hey, what’s the big deal … who cares? Now that one … really pulls my last nerve out of place.

Since when did it become accepted, and commonplace, to deliberately write lies about people and events?

No … because it’s someone you don’t like … or a political candidate you despise… it should not be acceptable, nor encouraged … to spread false rumors and lies.

Think about it … I’m looking at a meme with a hideous picture of Hillary Clinton (trust me, I do not like her) making some outlandish remark against another candidate, which is not true. And the creator of the meme is emphasizing the word … LIAR. What’s wrong with this picture?

My criticism is not directed toward those who have unknowingly shared false information, nor directed toward those who have responded. I have done the very same thing.

My criticism is toward those who seem to have some creative talent and use it to distort the truth and mislead people. The truth is bad enough, these days. The truth can be ugly enough, without the twisted distortions from those who get some kind of kick out of fooling people.

In my opinion, the truth is a big deal. If we have information that we want to share with others, we should do our best to make sure that it is the truth. We … those who blog and spend a lot of time in Facebook … have no reason to participate in this kind of mean, twisted distortion of truth.

Lord knows … We have prime-time news media, for that.

“OH, SAY CAN YOU SEE … BY THE DEBATE’S EARLY LIGHT”

After the dust of last night’s “ Donald Trump vs Murdoch & Family Saga” settles, the smoke disappears into thin air, the flames become dying embers, and in the back-drop of the American flag … Donald Trump … once again … is still standing, and … still …undefeated.

The smell of “Fox blood” permeated the set, as Bill O’Reilly (two nights ago) pleaded with “The Donald” to “forgive and forget” the insult shot, fired by Roger Ailes, across the bow, directly into the Trump camp.

The now “infamous Ailes quote.”

“We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president. A nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings.”

CNN, Newsmax, and other news affiliates smelled the blood, and joyfully clasped hands, did a “merrily, merrily … circle-dance in their headquarters and agreed to air as much of Donald Trump’s Veteran Event as possible … without actually sounding like a “right-winged competitor.”

Trumpians, everywhere in Social Media, sounded the alarm and repeated the mantra … “Detox Fox” … Detox Fox!”

Alerts went out all over social media as to who would be airing Trump’s event and which live stream was carrying the event.

Finally, the big moment came … Donald walked out on the stage in the room at Drake University, head held high, and eyes straight ahead … except for one brief loving glance at his family, sitting in the front row.

And, since they were “free” this evening, at the time of Donald’s event … Huckabee and Santorum attended the event.

But even still … the dominant presence taking center stage was not Trump, or Huckabee, or Santorum. It was the veterans in attendance. It was the veterans everywhere. It was the veterans, living, and those no longer with us. This was truly about the veterans.

But, of course the aura of Trump loomed over the auditorium. And, to Donald Trump’s credit … this man was able … in just a very short 24 hours … to put an event together, that had thousands standing in line, on very cold Iowa night, knowing that only 700 people would be allowed, inside. In just 24 hours, Donald Trump had raised 6M, for our veterans.

Just look at what Donald Trump can achieve in just 24 hours. And then, just think … what this man can do in four years.

He also proved that a candidate, running for the office of President of the United States, can win a debate … without even being there.

How is this possible?

Because Donald Trump doesn’t “tell” you how he is going to do something. Donald Trump … “shows” you how he is going to do something.
Yes, indeed … Donald Trump is still standing … and, America will be all the better for it.
Won’t you join me in a singing the second verse (well sort of) of America’s Anthem:

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“And Megyn Kelly’s mean stare, Roger Aisles’ bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our Trump was still there …
Oh, say does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?”
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Okay, once again, everyone … “Oh … Say Can You See …..”

MEGYN FOX AND MICHAEL MOORE: A LOVE STORY

Well, we knew this election year was going to be exciting, and, unlike any other. We expected the name calling, the bashing, the inaccuracies, the 2-minute Super Pac videos that would be clipped and edited to promote their candidates, and the 30 second commercials that leave fact-checkers shaking their head.

We knew that we would gain friends and lose friends in real life, and mainly … in Social Media. We know that there would be continuous heated, verbal battles, especially between the followers of the two top candidates. We knew there would be ridiculous memes created and splashed all over Facebook, insulting each others candidates.

And, we knew that with a formidable and hugely successful businessman, like Donald Trump, turned politician … there would be fireworks to rival any 4th of July gala.

But, could we ever … in our wildest imagination … ever see … Megyn Kelly and Michael Moore, making goo-goo eyes at each during prime-time, on Fox News?

Whoever thought she would lead to a “hard-break” with “stay tuned because Michael Moore is with us, tonight, to talk about the upcoming GOP debate!”

Once I regained my composure, it all started to make sense to me.

Even before the first debate, it was pretty much common knowledge that Trump would be the one to take down … you know, in the same way that they took down Herman Cain, and so many others.

Megyn Kelly, having an ego twice her body weight, thought that she should be the one to do this.
So she aimed … fired the first shot … and hit her target with precision aim. But, it didn’t take Trump down. So, she put her assault weapon down … took up a hatchet, in true Lizzie Borden style … and has … continuously … ever so demurely … been hacking away.

With squinted eyes, a jaw locked firmly in place, drool dripping down the side of her mouth … she was sharpening her knives for the Thursday debate.

And, then it happened. Trump, being the genius deal maker that he is … looked at where he stands in the polls, looked at the amount of viewers that Fox stands to lose this coming Thursday … and, who had the most, in fact … to gain, should he walk away … and then … he walked away. The art of any deal, as any Trump student would know (ok, or a Kenny Rogers fan) is to know when to continue negotiations and when to walk away.

So … as anyone who has ever been ganged-up on (and trust me, I have) has experienced that … the enemy will first play the victim card and then gather all his/her friends to gather together and take ‘pop-shots” at the “gangee” (this is my made-up word). And then he/she will start an instant love affair with others (to gain validation of how great he/she is) that at, any other time, would have no meaning, whatsoever, in his/her life.

And so … now … after care deliberation … this all makes sense to me. This is truly the saga of Megyn Kelly vs Donald Trump that will at least last through all of 2016, if not infinity.

The love-match between Megyn Kelly and Michael Moore … not so long.

And … as far as me, Debbie Barth … watching Kelly on Fox … I quote the Raven … “Never Moore.”

YES … VIRGINIA, TRUMP DOES HAVE A TAX REFORM PLAN

People continue to say that there is no substance to DONALD TRUMP.

People have said Donald Trump has no plan, and is all theater.

All the people who have underestimated his intelligence. (He graduated from Wharton School of Business. One requirement? And extremely high I.Q.)

Let’s start with Mr. Trump’s plan and goals for Tax Reform. YES … he really does have a plan!

My references come from http://www.donaldjtrump.com and Mr. Trump’s book … “Crippled America”

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TAX REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN:
1. Tax relief for middle class Americans: In order to achieve the American dream, let people keep more money in their pockets and increase after-tax wages.

 

 

2. Simplify the tax code to reduce the headaches Americans face in preparingtheir taxes and let everyone keep more of their money.

 

 

3. Grow the American economy by discouraging corporate inversions, adding a huge number of new jobs, and making America globally competitive again.

 

 

4. Doesn’t add to our debt and deficit, which are already too large.

 

The Trump Tax Plan Achieves These Goals

1. If you are single and earn less than $25,000, or married and jointly earn less than $50,000, you will not owe any income tax. That removes nearly 75 million households – over 50% – from the income tax rolls. They get a new one page form to send the IRS saying, “I win,” those who would otherwise owe income taxe
2. All other Americans will get a simpler tax code with four brackets – 0%, 10%, 20% and 25% – instead of the current seven. This new tax code eliminates the marriage penalty and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II.
3. No business of any size, from a Fortune 500 to a mom and pop shop to a freelancer living job to job, will pay more than 15% of their business income in taxes. This lower rate makes corporate inversions unnecessary by making America’s tax rate one of the best in the world.
4. No family will have to pay the death tax. You earned and saved that money for your family, not the government. You paid taxes on it when you earned it.

 

The Trump Tax Plan Is Revenue Neutral

 

The Trump tax cuts are fully paid for by:
1. Reducing or eliminating most deductions and loopholes available to the very rich.
2. A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate, followed by an end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad.
3. Reducing or eliminating corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income. We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses.

 

DETAILS OF DONALD J. TRUMP’S TAX PLAN
America needs a bold, simple and achievable plan based on conservative economic principles. This plan does that with needed tax relief for all Americans, especially the working poor and middle class, pro-growth tax reform for all sizes of businesses, and fiscally responsible steps to ensure this plan does not add to our enormous debt and deficit.
This plan simplifies the tax code by taking nearly 50% of current filers off the income tax rolls entirely and reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to four for everyone else. This plan also reduces or eliminates loopholes used by the very rich and special interests made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rates on individuals and companies.

 

The Trump Tax Plan: A Simpler Tax Code For All Americans

 

When the income tax was first introduced, just one percent of Americans had to pay it. It was never intended as a tax most Americans would pay. The Trump plan eliminates the income tax for over 73 million households. 42 million households that currently file complex forms to determine they don’t owe any income taxes will now file a one page form saving them time, stress, uncertainty and an average of $110 in preparation costs. Over 31 million households get the same simplification and keep on average nearly $1,000 of their hard-earned money.

 

For those Americans who will still pay the income tax, the tax rates will go from the current seven brackets to four simpler, fairer brackets that eliminate the marriage penalty and the AMT while providing the lowest tax rate since before World War II:

 

Income Tax Rate
Long Term Cap Gains/ Dividends Rate
Single Filers
Married Filers
Heads of Household
0%
0%
$0 to $25,000
$0 to $50,000
$0 to $37,500
10%
0%
$25,001 to $50,000
$50,001 to $100,000
$37,501 to $75,000
20%
15%
$50,001 to $150,000
$100,001 to $300,000
$75,001 to $225,000
25%
20%
$150,001 and up
$300,001 and up
$225,001 and up

 

With this huge reduction in rates, many of the current exemptions and deductions will become unnecessary or redundant. Those within the 10% bracket will keep all or most of their current deductions. Those within the 20% bracket will keep more than half of their current deductions.
Those within the 25% bracket will keep fewer deductions. Charitable giving and mortgage interest deductions will remain unchanged for all taxpayers.

 

 

Simplifying the tax code and cutting every American’s taxes will boost consumer spending, encourage savings and investment, and maximize economic growth.
Business Tax Reform To Encourage Jobs And Spur Economic Growth
Too many companies – from great American brands to innovative startups – are leaving America, either directly or through corporate inversions. The Democrats want to outlaw inversions, but that will never work. Companies leaving are not the disease, it is the symptom. Politicians in Washington have let America fall from the best corporate tax rate in the industrialized world in the 1980’s (thanks to Ronald Reagan) to the worst rate in the industrialized world. That is unacceptable. Under the Trump plan, America will compete with the world and win by cutting the corporate tax rate to 15%, taking our rate from one of the worst to one of the best.

 

This lower tax rate cannot be for big business alone; it needs to help the small businesses that are the true engine of our economy. Right now, freelancers, sole proprietors, unincorporated small businesses and pass-through entities are taxed at the high personal income tax rates. This treatment stifles small businesses. It also stifles tax reform because efforts to reduce loopholes and deductions available to the very rich and special interests end up hitting small businesses and job creators as well. The Trump plan addresses this challenge head on with a new business income tax rate within the personal income tax code that matches the 15% corporate tax rate to help these businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers grow and prosper.
These lower rates will provide a tremendous stimulus for the economy – significant GDP growth, a huge number of new jobs and an increase in after-tax wages for workers.

 

The Trump Tax Plan Ends The Unfair Death Tax

The death tax punishes families for achieving the American dream. Therefore, the Trump plan eliminates the death tax.

 

The Trump Tax Plan Is Fiscally Responsible

 

The Trump tax cuts are fully paid for by:

1. Reducing or eliminating deductions and loopholes available to the very rich, starting by steepening the curve of the Personal Exemption Phase-out and the Pease Limitation on itemized deductions. The Trump plan also phases out the tax exemption on life insurance interest for high-income earners, ends the current tax treatment of carried interest for speculative partnerships that do not grow businesses or create jobs and are not risking their own capital, and reduces or eliminates other loopholes for the very rich and special interests. These reductions and eliminations will not harm the economy or hurt the middle class.
Because the Trump plan introduces a new business income rate within the personal income tax code, they will not harm small businesses either.
2. A one-time deemed repatriation of corporate cash held overseas at a significantly discounted 10% tax rate. Since we are making America’s corporate tax rate globally competitive, it is only fair that corporations help make that move fiscally responsible. U.S.-owned corporations have as much as $2.5 trillion in cash sitting overseas. Some companies have been leaving cash overseas as a tax maneuver. Under this plan, they can bring their cash home and put it to work in America while benefitting from the newly-lowered corporate tax rate that is globally competitive and no longer requires parking cash overseas. Other companies have cash overseas for specific business units or activities. They can leave that cash overseas, but they will still have to pay the one-time repatriation fee.
3. An end to the deferral of taxes on corporate income earned abroad. Corporations will no longer be allowed to defer taxes on income earned abroad, but the foreign tax credit will remain in place because no company should face double taxation.
4. Reducing or eliminating some corporate loopholes that cater to special interests, as well as deductions made unnecessary or redundant by the new lower tax rate on corporations and business income. We will also phase in a reasonable cap on the deductibility of business interest expenses.

Unfriended in Facebook: Who Gets Custody of All The Other Friends?

This Is Really Debbie BarthFacebook has become an actual way of life for many people. They come here to play games, to promote their businesses and services, to make new friends and to express opinions they otherwise would keep to themselves.

Because of the time spent in Facebook … many people actual find themselves extremely attached to other… “ Facebookers”. Some remain friends for several years and trust their Facebook friends with secrets that they would never tell their local friends or family. People have met, fallen in love, and married because of Facebook.

But, what happens when the friendships hit the skids? Or, the wonderful, sexy, hot, torrid Facebook affairs … fall apart? Blocking the other person is usually the best advice. But, while the person blocked cannot see the “blocker”, that also means that the “blocker” cannot see the horrible, nasty lies … or truths … that the other person is telling their mutual Facebook friends.

Therein, lies the problem. What do the two quarrelling Facebookers do with their mutual friends? First … should one send out a formal announcement of the end of the relationship and ask that everyone respect their privacy and the time needed to grieve?

One solution could be to divide the friends up. But then … who … gets who? Perhaps another solution would be to have “joint custody” of all the friends. They could rotate weekends and holidays. And there are always the Facebookers, that will, after a “break-up” … start “kissing up” to certain mutual Facebook friends, that they had spent very little time with before … in order to make that “other people like me, so there!” statement. In North Carolina, there is still an “Alienation of Affection” law on the books. Could the other Facebooker … seeing the shift of loyalty happening …. sue the “unfriender”, using this claim?

With more questions than answers … it is clear that the Facebook Community is now in need of Facebook Lawyers, specializing in Facebook Civil Law matters. I can see the Facebook Civil Matters page, listing “Lawyers in your local internet area”, now, with the slogan, “Helping YOU to keep YOUR friends.”

COS Going Nowhere in Oklahoma … And The Same Can Be Said Of The Threats

The Convention of States in Oklahoma is going nowhere … at least, this year. Both sides agree on the issue, just not how to handle it.  One thing though, please read the paragraph below, and the article.  My point is … I personally know of instances, and have seen some of the very distasteful letters going around by those that are FOR COS.  I have seen a communication with a “veiled threat” towards someone.  And, I had email communication with one person, who was very abrupt and rude … initially.  Most of the people that I have met that are for COS are NOT the kind of people that I would want to see (or to have them send) to a COS.  Being rude, forceful, and threatening, does not, in any way, represent the purest of heart and intention (as were our framers) that I would want to sit down at a table and draw up amendments, forever changing our Constitution.

Excerpt from the article:
“I personally had threats from many people by phone and emails from out-of-state supporters of the Article V,” Ritze added. “In the end truth and common sense prevailed with a very exhausting battle for freedom.”

Here is the article:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/20734-oklahoma-defeats-push-for-risky-article-v-convention

Hillary Clinton: Why We Should All Run … In The Other Direction

This Is Really Debbie BarthSo, Hillary Clinton has finally announced that once again, she is running for the highest office in the land. In my humble opinion … we should all be running … in the other direction. I responded to someone’s post earlier this morning, in Facebook. The original post used the word … respect … in regards to H. Clinton. Here is my response.

It’s funny, you mention “respect.” When I think about the Clintons, respect is not a word I would use. Her husband’s sexual exploits … to this day are disgusting. His latest scandal involves his relationship with billionaire pedophile named Jeffrey Epstein, and his trips to Epstein’s island. Yes, he has made several trips to the island … but, was he actually caught in bed with underage girls … no … not yet, anyway. And yes, this does effect Hillary, as the President, because even more scrutiny will be placed on Bill and his extra curricula activities and could jeopardize the office of the Presidency, because Hillary would wheel and deal (and sell her soul) (IMHO) to bury any scandal while in that office.

Then, there is her closest aide and long-time friend, Huma Abedin (Weiner). Yep, she is married to Anthony Weiner … you know the one who likes to show off his genitals on Twitter. Huma’s father is Indian and her mother is Pakistani … all are Muslims. Her father was recruited by a top al-Qaeda financier to run the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, which promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology. Her mother wrote a book … “Women in Islam” which claims man-made laws enslave women. It “reportedly” provides Sharia justifications for such practices as female-genital mutilation. Hillary Clinton once made the statement that if she had another daughter, Huma would be her. So the love and defense of Muslim ideology will stay intact (even after Obama is gone) with her as President. (My ref. Andrew C McCarthy … “The Huma Unmentionables”, National Review Online, July 2013.”)

As for as Obamacare is concerned … even some Democrats shutter at Clinton’s health reform bill in 1993. People on both side of the isle felt it to be more restrained and harmful, economically, than Obamacare (my ref is Clinton, Inc. by Daniel Halper).

As far as Benghazi … she was the one that ran the 3:00 am call … ad … and then failed to answer it, when it became a reality. She was the Secretary of State, so she is the one primarily responsible. While others were involved, she did NOT break from the pack and do the right thing by those killed in Benghazi. If she can screw this up and then lie about it … why would one want this same woman as President? And … really, what has she done … really done that was purposeful as Secretary of State?

I could go on, but seriously … when you factor in all the previous scandals, the lies (like being in a helicopter that landed during enemy fire… (Brian Williams was crucified for something very similar), the fact that she used her private email system for government sensitive material, and her sense of entitlement … and the aforementioned … I seriously pray that she does NOT get elected.  We should all be running in the other direction.

My reference for my comment concering Huma Abedin: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/354351/huma-unmentionables-andrew-c-mccarthy

“BLAME IT ON THE CRUSADES “BOSSA NOVA” … THE DANCE OF THE LEFT”

During a Facebook discussion concerning Islam and Sharia law … someone brought up the ageless and threadbare argument of the Holy wars/Crusades (1000 years old) in reference to the “so-called” Holy Bible and the hypocritical “so-called” Christians. Those are his words … certainly, not mine.

I did suggest to him that the crusades are over 1000 years old. To date, I am not aware of any religious WARS being fought in America, recently. (At least, not yet.) In fact … I have never heard of any Baptists who have beheaded Methodists because they wouldn’t become Baptists. Actually, the Holy Bible and the Crusades have very little to do with … TODAY … and ISIS, Sharia Law, and the Radical Islamic Terrorists. What happened 1000 years ago will not kill us. What is happening in Iraq and other areas in the Middle East, TODAY, can kill us, now … if we don’t take action. As far as his wording of the “so-called” Holy Bible … I guess we should direct him to the room housing those who desecrate our American Flag and curse our Military servicemen/women.

To believe that Christians are hypocrites because we preach love and yet do not want the evil of Sharia law into this country doesn’t make sense to me. It is because we love our God, our families … and our country that we are fighting against Sharia law and those whom try make it law in America. I wonder why people always love to blame God for all the failings of the people he put on this earth. We all are hypocrites to some degree. Christians are always singled out, it seems, the most.

But what about the actors who preached against guns and capitalism and then make action movies where violence and guns are the main theme … and make millions of dollars, doing so. What about the singers who sponsor benefits for world hunger…. yet…. do…. really …. very little … for America. What about people in both categories that talk about how the “fortunate rich” should pay more taxes, and yet … are using the same loop holes as everyone else to get out of paying those taxes. What about the men and women, who think that pedophilia is disgusting and are always shocked when they hear the stories, yet have a feeling that sexual abuse could be happening to a family member or extended family member, and look the other way? What about the salespeople selling a product they don’t even use themselves? My point is, everyone can wear the “H tattoo” on their forehead, at some time or the other, but … that doesn’t take away their rights to speak out about the fundamentals of their beliefs. So, when one attacks the Holy Bible, and blames it for wars committed by men, and one calls Christians … hypocritical “so-called” Christians … maybe one should talk a look at one’s own self.

Frankly, I think there are a lot worse things one can be called, other than Christian … hypocritical or otherwise.