I Wanna Know Why…

So... New Hampshire democrat voters just went out in cold drizzly weather to place their votes and select the candidate they want to run in the next election for President. Most of the votes went to the declared socialist candidate and the openly gay candidate. I don’t care. Other candidates came in far behind and a couple of them actually dropped out of the race. A couple of them came in a lot further back than they expected but are still sticking around, just KNOWING that they will come on strong in later states. I still don’t care.

Exit polling is where i start paying attention. Of all the democrat voters, a full 78% said that they HATE PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP!!! I just wanna know WHY? what is it about The Donald that brings about such deep and abiding hatred and vitriol? I know I’ve heard claims from left about what a horrible and despicable reprobate he is, but what about him is so bad?

First, I’ll cover his policies and accomplishments that they may hate.

Maybe is the jobs?

  • 4 million new jobs have been created since the election, and more than 3.5 million since Trump took office.
  • More Americans are employed now than ever before in our history.
  • Jobless claims at lowest level in nearly five decades.
  • The economy has achieved the longest positive job-growth streak on record.
  • Job openings are at an all-time high and outnumber job seekers for the first time on record.
  • Unemployment claims at 50 year low
  • African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American unemployment rates have all recently reached record lows.
    • African-American unemployment hit a record low of 5.9 percent in May 2018.
    • Hispanic unemployment at 4.5 percent.
    • Asian-American unemployment at record low of 2 percent.
  • Women’s unemployment recently at lowest rate in nearly 65 years.
    • Female unemployment dropped to 3.6 percent in May 2018, the lowest since October 1953.
  • Youth unemployment recently reached its lowest level in more than 50 years.
    • July 2018’s youth unemployment rate of 9.2 percent was the lowest since July 1966.
  • Veterans’ unemployment recently hit its lowest level in nearly two decades.
    • July 2018’s veterans’ unemployment rate of 3.0 percent matched the lowest rate since May 2001.
  • Unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma recently reached a record low.
  • Rate for disabled Americans recently hit a record low.
  • Blue-collar jobs recently grew at the fastest rate in more than three decades.
  • Poll found that 85 percent of blue-collar workers believe their lives are headed “in the right direction.”
    • 68 percent reported receiving a pay increase in the past year.
  • Last year, job satisfaction among American workers hit its highest level since 2005.
  • Nearly two-thirds of Americans rate now as a good time to find a quality job.
    • Optimism about the availability of good jobs has grown by 25 percent.
  • Added more than 400,000 manufacturing jobs since the election.
    • Manufacturing employment is growing at its fastest pace in more than two decades.
  • 100,000 new jobs supporting the production & transport of oil & natural gas.

No… Maybe not that.

Maybe its Income?

  • Median household income rose to $61,372 in 2017, a post-recession high.
  • Wages up in August by their fastest rate since June 2009.
  • Paychecks rose by 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017, the most in a decade.
  • Council of Economic Advisers found that real wage compensation has grown by 1.4 percent over the past year.
  • Some 3.9 million Americans off food stamps since the election.
  • Median income for Hispanic-Americans rose by 3.7 percent and surpassed $50,000 for the first time ever in history.
    • Home-ownership among Hispanics is at the highest rate in nearly a decade.
  • Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached their lowest levels ever recorded.


No

No. That cant be it…

Maybe its business?

  • Investment is flooding back into the United States due to the tax cuts.
    • Over $450 billion dollars has already poured back into the U.S., including more than $300 billion in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Retail sales have surged. Commerce Department figures from August show that retail sales increased 0.5 percent in July 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent from July 2017.
  • ISM’s index of manufacturing scored its highest reading in 14 years.
  • Worker productivity is the highest it has been in more than three years.
  • Steel and aluminum producers are re-opening.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and NASDAQ have all notched record highs.
    • Dow hit record highs 70 times in 2017 alone, the most ever recorded in one year.

Just one more. Maybe it’s healthcare…

  • Signed an executive order to help minimize the financial burden felt by American households Signed legislation to improve the National Suicide Hotline.
  • Signed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever into law, which will advance childhood cancer research and improve treatments.
  • Signed Right-to-Try legislation, expanding health care options for terminally ill patients.
  • Enacted changes to the Medicare 340B program, saving seniors an estimated $320 million on drugs in 2018 alone.
  • FDA set a new record for generic drug approvals in 2017, saving consumers nearly $9 billion.
  • Released a blueprint to drive down drug prices for American patients, leading multiple major drug companies to announce they will freeze or reverse price increases.
  • Expanded short-term, limited-duration health plans.
  • Let more employers to form Association Health Plans, enabling more small businesses to join together and affordably provide health insurance to their employees.
  • Cut Obamacare’s burdensome individual mandate penalty.
  • Signed legislation repealing Obamacare’s Independent Payment Advisory Board, also known as the “death panels.”
  • USDA invested more than $1 billion in rural health care in 2017, Letsaccess to health care for 2.5 million people in rural communities across 41 states
  • Proposed Title X rule to help ensure taxpayers do not fund the abortion industry in violation of the law.
  • Reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy to keep foreign aid from supporting the global abortion industry.
  • HHS formed a new division over protecting the rights of conscience and religious freedom.
  • Overturned Obama administration’s midnight regulation prohibiting states from defunding certain abortion facilities.
  • Signed executive order to help ensure that religious organizations are not forced to choose between violating their religious beliefs by complying with Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate or shutting their doors.

Lets move on to some of their talking points…

Trump is literally HITLER!!!

This is usually said by people who literally don’t know what “literally” means and who have no concept of who Hitler was. They only know that other liberal scream it, so it must be true. Adolph Hitler was the Nazi leader of WWII Germany and wanted to conquer the world. In the process, he slaughtered more than 20 Million Jews, Russians, Slavs, Catholics, Poles, A variety of different religions, disabled, political prisoners and homosexuals (to name a few.) Until Trump starts gathering up “undesirables” into concentration camps and slaughtering them en mass, I call BS on your claims of Hitler and Nazi. (By the way, “Nazi” stands for National Socialist, just like Most of the current democrats)

Trump puts children in cages and separates them from their parents!

Sounds terrible, doesn’t it? Truth is, the separation policy started with Bill Clinton and those cages were built under the Obama administration. Trump, however, ended the separation and cage policy. Just sayin’…

Trump is Anti-Semitic. Actually Trump is the most Pro-Jew and Pro-Israel American president… EVER!!!

Trump is a RAAACCIIISSSTT!!! (Racist always has to be screamed) Actually, Trump was never called a racist until he decided to run in the Republican primary and in fact received an award from Jesse Jackson for his help with Black youth.

There is so much more, but everything can be honestly rebutted. I want to hear from you about what a horrible person the president is. Remember, I WANNA KNOW WHY he is so hated.

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The Slavery Of Equity

So…

The government has no money. It has to take money from the producers in society to pay for all the social programs which past generations never needed. These social programs are used to buy votes from the parasites in society. As long as the parasites are kept dependent on the government, they will continue to vote for whoever will promise take from the producers and give to them. It boils down to a form of modern day slavery. Keep them dependent on you and they will do their best to protect you and keep you in power.

“Wait a minute! You can’t talk about slavery! You’re white, you don’t know nuthin’ about slavery! Well, apparently, neither do you. Neither does the man currently in the Oval Office. His family tree is in Kenya. His forefathers were never slaves in this country. Having dark skin color doesn’t mean your ancestors were slaves, it just means you have a dark skin color. My ancestors were Irish, and the Irish were used as slaves in America long before African tribes started selling their enemies into bondage.

A Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, fought a war to free people from slavery in America, now every Democrat president for the past 50 years has fought to put people back into slavery by keeping them in the bonds of welfare and food stamps. The only difference now is that it is more “Equal opportunity”. They want people of every race and every ethnic background to be kept subservient to keep their power.

They tell those in social programs that they are poor and downtrodden because of evil corporations. They are told that they have all sorts of imaginary rights. Rights which are found nowhere in our constitution and certainly nowhere in nature. They care for you and will save you from the terrible rich people. Yes, they will take more and more from the ones that produce and give to those who don’t. After all, it’s unfair that they have so much and you have so little. You know they only get rich by the sweat and broken backs of the little people. We have to re-distribute the wealth like Karl Marx wrote. The thing they ignore is that wealth isn’t distributed, it’s earned.

So… let’s have the government confiscate all wealth in the country. Every bank account every retirement account, every stock portfolio, every mattress and every piggy bank. The we divide the money equally by the number of people on the planet. (Wait. The whole planet? Won’t that be less for us?) Yes, the whole planet. After all, it’s only fair since we have so much and other countries have so little. Besides, since we don’t discriminate against people based on citizenship for other social programs and social security, and free medical treatment it wouldn’t be fair to start now. Even if we did try to discriminate, they would only come across our unguarded borders and say “Hey! Where’s my fair share?” Don’t worry, we’re still a very rich country and you’ll get a good-size piece of the pie. Hey! It’s a great thing. We’re all, at last, totally equal!

(This is called “Equity”, which means everyone has the same outcome regardless of effort. Some people bust their ass to get what they want while others lay back and do nothing because they know they will get the same as everyone else. What we have in this country is called “Equal Opportunity”. That means that everyone has the same chance to bust their ass and get what they want.)

So, now everybody in America has the same amount of money (the rest of the planet now has more since they weren’t stupid enough to give up their wealth). So now what happens? We’re all rich now, right? Everyone quickly goes right back to where they were in the first place. The producers of the past will still have the drive to get ahead because they want to be more than just average. The parasites will still be sitting on their lazy behinds waiting for the next hand-out and not bothering to try to be any better than they were. Politicians and other criminals will still have the inclination to steal from everyone else. What else happens? the price of everything goes up! Why? There are fewer people working and everyone is rich. (Hey, I’m rich now. I don’t need to work.) So how are you going to buy anything if everyone has the same attitude and doesn’t go to work? There’s only a handful of people building (out of boredom) those 85 Inch plasma TVs that you want and only a few clerks ready to sell one to you. Then who is going to deliver it and install the cable and, Oh, MY GOD! some people will still have to work! If no one has to work, who is going to pamper you and keep you in bliss? Who is going to grow the potatoes for your chips? The Government? The socialist utopia fails again because everyone can’t live a life of leisure with the government taking care of you. The government elites have all the money and power, and we, the modern slaves, are drowning in our own feces, begging and waiting for the next hand-out.

The more you punish the producers in society and reward the parasites, the less people you have that want to produce and the number of parasites increases. The government will eventually have to make some people go back to work. SOMEBODY has to produce and has already convinced the masses of parasites that they are ENTITLED to everything. OK. So you’re entitled to health care, so we have to put the medical people back to work. You are entitled to food programs and WIC and such, so we have to put the farmers and food manufacturers back to work. You are entitled to safety and protection, so we will have to put firefighters and police back to work. (You know, the police that protect you from criminals, not the police who bust you when you are a criminal.)

Nowhere in modern or past history can you find an example of government being even close to “efficient” or doing as well as the free market sector of America. Except for war, the Government can’t do anything efficiently. (America does do war pretty well when politicians let them) Every program that our government has taken over dies a slow death. They have ruined retirement with social security, and forced more people into poverty through welfare, food stamps and WIC. This is the same group of people that pay $5,000 for a toilet seat and $500.00 for a hammer and they expect us to trust them with our health? Medicare and Medicaid are broke and those are run by the government. Can anyone point out the excellence in those programs?

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Gambling can be an Alternative Pastime during a Lake Tahoe Vacation

Just like any tourist that comes to Las Vegas do, gambling can also be an alternative pastime during a Lake Tahoe vacation.

Whether you are up for grabs with high stakes gambling or just to while the time away on slot machines and card tables, Lake Tahoe casinos can provide an atmosphere of fun and excitement.

Casino gambling is a legal activity on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, why wouldn’t it be? Las Vegas also belongs to Nevada, the gambling capital of the United States of America.

Just like it’s predecessors in neighboring city Las Vegas, casinos at Lake Tahoe, be it a variety of slot machines and table games or even high roller games, are located on the South Shore in Stateline, and on the North Shore in Crystal Bay and Incline Village.

If you plan to try out casinos in Lake Tahoe, you can find a great deal of information, packages, bargain deals or discounted hotel accommodations, one could either request for information from the Lake Tahoe Tourist Bureau or surf for information in the comfort of your own home.
Here are some famous casino spots in Lake Tahoe.

One of the most popular casino strip in Lake Tahoe is the North Shore, Crystal Bay with several casinos like the Cal Neva Lodge & Casino, Crystal Bay Club, Jim Kelley’s Tahoe Nugget and the Tahoe Biltmore Lodge & Casino.
Over at the Incline Village you can also find the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino.

Over at the opposite end to the South Shore, Stateline one could find Bill’s Casino Lake Tahoe, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe – now owned by Harvey’s, Harvey’s Lake Tahoe Casino and Resort; Horizon Casino Resort, Mont Bleu Resort Casino and Spa and the Lakeside Inn.

You could notice the direct contrast at the two totally different personalities of Lake Tahoe, which make it an attractive vacation destination for people from all walks of life.

First thing you get to realize is the disparity yet funny atmosphere in Lake Tahoe, where the serene, relaxed and peaceful environment collides with the fast-paced, high energy and gambling commodity of Nevada.
Finer and homegrown lodging and cabin accommodations are contrasted by the mass market/five star hotel appeal just across the shore

During nighttime, the lit-up casinos and resorts can be seen for miles around at night, letting you know in hypnotic and carefree demeanor that that you have already crossed the state line.
Lake Tahoe casinos are open 24 hours a day. You can stay inside and gamble or go to dinner or a show.
There are plenty of things to do outside at Lake Tahoe, too. To get to know it best, explore it from three levels, and they’re all accessible year round.
Here are some good tips that will help you get on your way in a casino

  1. Just like what your mom would say. Never spend your milk money. This saying holds true even for those who may be lured to place down all of their remaining cash on the betting table.
  2. Plan out how much you re willing to gamble on. Impulse spending or betting sometimes get in the way of focusing on a game.
  3. Always set a limit, be it for time spent in a casino or time spent on a particular table or slot machine, since gambling can be addictive and may leave you glued to your seat while waiting for that big windfall.

So try to make the most out of your Lake Tahoe vacation.

Gambling can be an alternative pastime during a Lake Tahoe vacation, so head for the casinos and enjoy.

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An All-in-One Lake Tahoe Vacation

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Whether it be an extreme sporting adventure, a family retreat or a serene solitary getaway, an all-in-one Lake Tahoe vacation has it all. Lake Tahoe, nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountains, is one of today’s finest vacation destinations around the … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in the Pandemic…

I do believe that there is a CoronaVirus called Covid 19, but I don’t believe the hype of the pandemic. There are many Corona Viruses. The ”Common Cold” is a Corona Virus and, as we know, there is no cure for the common cold. It has always been with us. It will always be with us. Just like Covid 19. President Biden said he will whip this pandemic. He won’t. Nobody will. There is also SARS CoV-2, SARS CoV, MERS-CoV, HCoV-NL63 and others. These and many other are all coronaviruses.

I was told that my beloved Aunt, in her eighties, died of pneumonia and Covid 19. Eighties, overweight, sedentary lifestyle, pneumonia, listed as a Covid 19 death. Why? Because they have to keep the numbers up, to keep us scared, to keep up compliance, to make us obedient to the government.

Another example is George Floyd. On Fentanyl, on meth, an idiot racist cop kneeling on his neck for almost 9 minutes while others looked on. Later at the autopsy it was discovered that he was also positive with Covid 19. PRESTO! George Floyd is listed as another Covid 19 death. Gotta keep those numbers higher, keep us scared, keep up compliance, keep us obedient to the government.

I also have a problem believing in the series of vaccines they keep pushing at us. first shot, second shot, booster shot, Second booster shot. People keep testing positive, even all the politicians who are all shot and boosted and telling us that we should be as well. Why? The vaccines don’t seem to be effective in protecting anyone. They have to keep us compliant and obedient to the government.

What about masks? The M95 mask Is said to filter out 95% of the virus particles, the common surgical masks filter out 60-80 % of the particles. Most people I have observed are wearing home made cloth masks, more as a fashion statement than as a preventative, and they filter out very little. I, personally, prefer to not wear a mask unless I’m entering a place that requires them, like a doctors office. I keep one in my car for just such an occasion. Basically, i think masks are as useless as the vaccines and as useless as our politicians, but we must keep scared, compliant and obedient. The problem is that I don’t care to be scared, be be compliant or be obedient. I HAVE A FACE, AND I’M NOT AFRAID TO USE IT!!!

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Ali and Jordan

Ali and Jordan

Throughout black history, great black athletes have served as role models to America’s youth, in a way that may not have been possible for others leaders. To be sure, some of these great heroes of athletics have become virtually godlike to many sports fans and not just those in the black community. Many people of all races who may have never been interested in boxing or basketball before, found themselves glued to the TV or radio when either of these icons performed.

Michael Jordon’s ability on the basketball court during his career at times seems to be virtually superhuman. And the career of Mohammed Ali sent such a powerful message of black pride to black and white America that he virtually transformed social perception of the black man through sheer talent and attitude.

Before Mohammed Ali came along, the idea of a black boxer, even a very good black boxer becoming such a central figure for black pride seemed unlikely. But Ali demonstrated something to the youth of the black community that was so inspirational that it helped to transform their world view like no other public figure could have done.

With his swagger and braggadocio, Ali stood out as a proud black man in such a way that had never been seen before. His use of rhyme with such phrases as “I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee” to his self promotion maintaining “I’m pretty”, that sent a message to black and white admirer alike. And that message was loud and clear. Ali was black and he was proud and other black men and women in America have just as much reason to be proud as he was.

This was an important message because coming out of years of oppression, it was sometimes difficult for black youth to gain a sense of pride and the self assurance needed to get out there and be a success. It took the work of great black role models such as Mohammed Ali to let them know that it is allowable for you to be proud and to be great as well. For Ali didn’t back up his claims with just boasts. He was truly a great black athlete as well. So when Ali bragged that he was “pretty”, he showed that the way he fought truly was a thing of beauty.

That same excellence and how it has been used to inspire the black community can be found in the phenomenal career of Michael Jordon. In the same way that Ali’s talent seemed to eclipse even the genre of boxing, Jordon was so phenomenal at basketball that he became an icon of excellence and skill and a role model for black youth across the country. Both of these men recognized that God had given them this tremendous talent and the opportunities to reach their potential. And they worked hard to be a role model to their community so others would be inspired to be their best as well.

Moreover, great black sports heroes also provided healing by setting a high standard of excellence for sports fans of all races to admire. It wasn’t just black sports fans who adored the work of Mohammed Ali and Michael Jordon. They became true heroes to anyone to whom sports was an important part of life.

Sports is an arena where people can come together and find common ground. Like entertainment, there is a world of sports that bonds all who enjoy the exploits of sports heroes whether on the baseball diamond, the football field, the boxing arena or the basketball stadium. Sports fans value their heroes based on talent, achievement and ability to do that one thing everybody in sports admires – to be a winner. Mohammed Ali and Michael Jordon are certainly the embodiment of great black men who were also in every way winners. We all admire that regardless of race, color or creed because everybody loves a winner.

Ali Vs. Ali

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RACE PIMPS

Race Pimps

Race Pimps… They are everywhere today. Like a pimp who has women on the
street, a race pimp sells race and racism at every turn and makes a good
living at it. Race pimps used to just be a handful of people
on the left, I won’t name names right now, but you know who they are. They give themselves titles like “Reverend”, fly in private jets, ride in limousines and never work an honest days work in their lives, but times have changed and others are getting into the act for their cut of the money.


The media is now full force into the game and the average American is
getting sick of it. Example, CNN… EVERY news caster on the former Cable
News Network has turned away from actually telling Americans the News
and now spends most of their air time selling racism. It seems to now be a
requirement to accuse the President or any other Republican of being a
Racist. No proof or evidence is ever needed, just the accusation is enough.
They think that a constant attack against the President will help their careers
but their ratings slip lower and lower every day.


Current cycle? The President jumped into the middle of a feud among House
Democrats, saying about progressives “now loudly and viciously telling the
people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on
Earth, how our government should be run. Why don’t they go back and help
fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” He
never mentioned anyone by name, he never mentioned anyone’s gender and
he didn’t mention anyone’s skin color, but four freshman Congresswomen
(of color) jumped up and and said “He’s talking about us, and that makes
him a racist” The lame stream media immediately jumped in and called for
impeachment, assassination, the rape of his wife and his son and many other
unsavory acts. Not a one of them mentioned anything about the totally
broken and crime infested places he mentioned.


Next he mentioned Baltimore, Maryland being a “disgusting rat and rodent
infested mess”. Rep. Elijah Cummings has represented that district for over
30 years and it IS rat infested and disgustingly filthy, so that means the
President is a racist because Elijah Cummings is black. However, several
years ago, Cummings himself called his district “drug Infested” likening the
residents to “Zombies”. (This was long before Donald Trump became
President) Doesn’t that make Cummings a racist as well since the
representative of that district is a black man? The media, again, is on the air
screaming “RACISM” (“Racist” and “Racism” always have to be screamed.
It’s in the rules.)


It’s not all about race or racism, but reality. Although he hasn’t mentioned it
yet (and I think he should) Nancy Pelosi also represents a district that is
filthy, drug infested, full of human feces and homeless junkies. It’s not about
race, but democrat leadership. Throughout the country the highest crime
rates, filth rates, homeless rates are all found in traditionally democrat
controlled districts and cities. If people in these cities and districts want to
see improvements, they need to stop voting for democrats.


So, I ask; What has the President actually said that is actually racist. We
now that the media twists everything he says into something racist, but the
racism always comes out of THEIR mouths, not his. He never said to Women
of Color “go back where you came from” as if they came from another
country and he wants to kick them out. He told them to go help fix the
broken and crime infested places from which they came. Big difference. You
need to get actual quotes from the President, not just believe every word out
of the CNN anchor’s mouth. I, personally, follow President Trump on
Twitter, I don’t just automatically believe what the news guy says that he tweeted. I actually read his tweets and have never seen a racist tweet.
The “News” people don’t say what the President actually said, but
their interpretation of what he said. Again, big difference.


“The President said that all Mexican immigrants are murderers and rapists!
He called them animals!” No. He didn’t say that. He did, however, use those
words to describe MS 13 gang members. “The president is ripping babies out of the arms of their mothers and separating families! Putting children in
cages!” No. The separation of families was Bill Clinton’s policy and it was
Barack Obama who had the cages built. President Trump ended the policy of
separating families. “President Trump said that White Nationalist Klan
members are decent people!” No,he said that there were decent people on both sides (of the monument dispute) and he made it very clear, in the very
next sentence, that he was not talking about the white nationalists. (The
media likes to leave off the second sentence.)

The unfortunate thing is that too many people get their news from the
dedicated Trump haters at CNN, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, etc. These organizations
stopped being “News Media” long ago and are now nothing more than the
propaganda wing of the Socialist Democrat party. Very little actual
news is reported unless they can twist it into something negative about the
President. With Fox news you can get some actual news, or more than one
side of a story, but even they have hired socialists for their commentaries.
Maybe, someday, we can get back to actual news, but until that day, we have
to pick and choose carefully who we listen to…


My recommendation, if you want straight news reporting, watch Newsmax…

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Reparations for Slavery?

So… The subject of reparations for slavery has come back up in the media and in Congress. It usually comes up when it is election time and candidates are trying to pander to black voters. (they tend to ignore black voters between elections) its the same thing every election cycle and anyone with open eyes can see it.

Let’s go back in history to that democrat icon, Franklin Roosevelt. He signed Executive Order 9066.From 1942 to 1945, it was the policy of the US Government that people of Japanese descent would be interred in isolated camps. (History Channel) All together there were about 117,000 people of Japanese descent (most of them American Citizens) relocated into internment camps around the country. Star Trek actor, George Tekei and his family were among those interred.


In 1988, President Reagan signed the Civil Liberties Act to compensate more than 100,000 people of Japanese descent who were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II. The legislation offered a formal apology and paid out $20,000 in compensation to each surviving victim. The law won congressional approval only after a decade-long campaign by the Japanese-American community. These reparations were paid to those who were actually interred.

The argument seems to be that no one alive today lived through that time of slavery in America so there is no one to whom reparations should be made. Others say that white people today are much better off due to the suffering of black slaves so their ancestors should receive the reparations.

OK… Say that congress passes a law and the President signs it and reparations are going to be paid for slavery. HOW WOULD IT BE PAID? Say you are only half black (like Obama of instance) would you only get half the money? What if your family came from Africa long after slavery (like Obama for instance) would you still get paid?

At the height of slavery in America only about two and a half percent of white Americans owned slaves and many slaves were owned by black plantation owners. Do all white people have to pay for what a small percentage of white people did? Do the descendants of those black slave owners have to pay as well? Do you have to prove when your forbears arrived in America or that they were, indeed, slaves? I happen to know that on one side of my family there were slave owners and dealers, but not on the other side. Should I only have to pay half as much? Do you just have to show up and display your skin color to get your check?

Millions of black (and white) people are in slavery around the world today but a certain industry (The Victim Industry) in America can’t make any money off them, so THEY DON’T COUNT. There are certain people, I’m sure I don’t have to name names here,
that give themselves “titles”, fly around in jets and ride in limos to wherever the money looks good. They have never worked an honest day in their lives, but they stand up in front of cameras looking solemn or angry, point to the crowd and cry “VICTIM!” The people, assured that they are victims, go out and riot, loot, burn, get arrested or shot with rubber bullets or blasted with water canons, and the man who incited all this activity is nowhere near the action. I call these people “Race Pimps”. A pimp is a person who puts his people out in the streets. The people get screwed and the pimp gets rich.

Although millions of black people are in slavery around the world today, slavery ended in America. In fact over 620,000 white people died to end slavery in this country.

You’re Welcome…

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Practical Jokes

Pranks, gags, practical jokes, call them what you want, but they happen every day around the world any time of the day or night. Some people really get serious about their pranks, some consider themselves to be an “aficionado of the art form”. Some will even go to extravagant extremes to fulfill their need for a laugh. Most of the time there is a specific person being targeted, but, as we have seen on TV, the target can be any unfortunate person that happens to walk by.

Back in 1947, Allan Funt started the ball rolling on early radio with “Candid Microphone” but then moved to television with “Candid Camera“. That was a hidden camera program in which people found themselves in strange or unusual situations and their humorous reactions were caught on camera and later broadcast.

Allan Funt. The Father Of The Practical Joke

Later, in the 80′s he did a series of “adult oriented” like What Do You Say To A Naked Lady? and films called “Candid Candid Camera”. Allen’s son, Peter appeared in many episodes and took over as host in 1987. He carries on the family tradition and is the current president of Laughter Therapy Foundation, a non-profit organization started by his father in 1982. Candid Camera can still be seen on youtube hosted by Peter Funt and Myam Bialik

Others have tried to copy the success of Funt’s program with shows like “Punk’d”, but they don’t seem to have the same magic. The new shows seem to be more about cruelly embarrassing someone instead of just getting a laugh. I should give mention to April Fools jokes and pranks. They can be fun, but, if you re a true prankster, I believe you should take that day off and leave it for the amateurs.

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Brown VS Board of Education

In 1951, thirteen families in the small community of Topeka, Kansas got together to do something about an unjust situation. The board of education of their community was allowing racial segregation in the school system based on an out of date 1879 law. The leader of this group of concerned parents was Oliver J. Brown and the outcome of what started out as a few parents trying to make life better for their children became one of the most infamous and influential supreme court cases in history known as Brown versus the Board of Education.

Linda Brown. Her father started the battle to get his daughter a good education

The practice of school segregation had become a common and accepted practice in American society despite many movements in the history of civil rights to stop the separation of black society from white. The justification that segregation provided a “separate but equal” setting which benefited education, the truth was it was a thinly veiled attempt to deprive African American children of the quality of education that all people need to excel in the modern world.

The case continued to gather momentum until it came before the Supreme Court in May of 1954. The decision was stunning and decisive when it came back 9-0. The statement of the court was brief, eloquent and to the point stating that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”

Now even such a definitive statement from the Supreme Court did not end the struggle between segregationists and those who would end the practice that deprived African American children of quality education. In 1957 the Arkansas governor tried to block the integration of schools in his state and the only thing that could stop him was the intervention of federal troops sent by President Eisenhower. A similar but much more well publicized event occurred in Alabama where Governor George Wallace physically blocked black students from entering the University of Alabama. It took the intervention of federal marshals to physically remove him to assure that the law of the land, as mandated by The Supreme Court, was carried out. And the law of the land then and forever since then was that segregation was illegal in this country.

Acceptance wasn’t immediate. US Marshals had to escort young Ruby Bridges for her safety

Since this landmark decision, there have been other more crafty attempts to resurrect segregation. But over the decades, attitudes have shifted to where such views on how our social institutions are set up are considered old fashioned and uneducated.

The integration of the schools was an important step in the ongoing struggle to create a truly equal society and to improve the chances of black children to grow up with the same opportunities as all other children in this country. As more and more African American children became well educated, the black population has been able to make a strong contribution to the culture and to the advancement of knowledge in every discipline of learning. Further, the growing educated black population brought about the black middle class which equalized society from an economic point of view. As African Americans began to participate in all of the economic opportunities that middle class prosperity afforded them, the chances for whites, blacks and people of all races and cultures to mix has been healthy to heal the scars of racism and slowly erase divisions in the culture.

But maybe the most important outcome of integration of the schools is the opportunity it has given for children of all races to learn, play and grow together. As young black and white students have attended classes, gone to football games and hung out at pep rallies together, they have become friends. They have had chances to work together on teams and socialize under many situations and as that has become the social norm, racism began to evaporate from the hearts of young America.

As a result, youth of modern times look on racism as a strange and primitive viewpoint from long ago and not in step with an up to date view of the world. This kind of true acceptance both by whites toward blacks and by blacks toward whites will go further to finally end racial separation and intolerance more than any riot or protest or march or even ruling from the Supreme Court could ever do. And we have Oliver Brown and that small group of parents from Topeka, Kansas to thank for this. By doing what was best for their kids, they did something wonderful for all of America’s children both now and for generations to come.

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