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Trump’s Positive Mobile,Alabama Rally vs. CNN’s Biased Liberal Interview Right After

Trump in Alabama

Donald Trump in Mobile, Alabama

Among cheering crowds in a stadium of 35,000 people that had to be moved from a smaller hotel ballroom, presidential candidate Donald Trump held a rousing ralley for his growing legions. The Trump campaign was forced to change venues twice as the anticipated crowd swelled to sizes much larger than other locations could accommodate.

 “We have politicians that don’t have a clue,” said Trump, wearing a red hat on which was printed “Make America Great Again,” his slogan. “They’re all talk, no action. What’s happening to this country is disgraceful.”

He added: “We’re running on fumes. There’s nothing here. ... We’re not going to have a country left. We need to have our borders. We need to make great deals.”

He is so right and hit the nail on the head. After almost 8 years of having a president that hates America and says it needs to be punished, (just read his book Dreams From My Father) we have to build her back up again with someone who deeply loves America. I believe Trump is that man. He’s used to dealing with leaders of foreign countries to get his buildings established there. He hires people and creates jobs, he loves America and its’ veterans not someone like Obama who has reduced our military to  pre- ww11 levels.

When Trump speaks it’ always straight from the heart and he says what’s on his mind. He doesn’t use speech writers and doesn’t use teleprompters. In fact he has said politicians shouldn’t use teleprompters when speaking to the public. I did notice he had a few hand written notes in his hand which is natural with a speech like that and as he walked off he had his notes in his hand and I noticed there were just a few scribbled lines with large margins in between them so it wasn’t written out. He hardly looked down at them anyway and spoke directly to the audience even commenting to a few in attendence. I just wish the camera could have flashed over to the ones he was commenting to.

Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, said in an interview that Trump could “win significant support” in the South, buoyed by his hard-line views on trade and immigration as well as the GOP base’s restive appetite for an outsider. “We’re going to be strong in Iowa, New Hampshire and the other states that start it out,” ­Lewandowski said. “Then comes the South. That’s the path to the nomination.”

Trump chose Mobile for his big rally in part because it is the hometown of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R), an immigration hard-liner who has been counseling Trump and helped him develop his immigration policy paper. Trump brought Sessions onstage. The senator put on a white “Make America Great Again” hat. (“These hats are hot as a pistol,” Trump quipped. WASH POST PAGE ONE SATURDAY: TRUMP STADIUM RALLY IN ALABAMA…Southern spectacle part of strategy…THOUSANDS TURN OUT…
SEN. SESSIONS JOINS ON STAGE… Biggest event yet? Massive crowd goes wild for Trump

 Following Trump’s rally in Mobile, CNN aired an interview taped earlier with him by Chris Cuomo. Trump said basically the same thing to Chris’s questions almost word for word from his Alabama speech. I thought Chris acted a cross between being condescending and argumentative while kissing up to the Donald all at once. During the breaks Chris showed CNN’s bias tone against Trump in the various introductions to each clip. At one time Trump said he admired strong women and cited champion UFC fighter Rhonda Rousey. During the break Chris said, “We contacted Rhonda Rousey and she said she wouldn’t vote for Trump because she doesn’t trust him.” He didn’t have to say that and by doing so clearly shows CNN’s bias against Trump even though they would probably say they were being objective and showing both sides.

Many republican strategists are complaining that Trump has a liberal side  and supported democratic principles right up to before he switched sides. Still others say it’s too early to tell yet. To those people I say that at least he’s making sound principles that resonate with the majority of people and besides he and Hillary’s e-mails are all the media is covering now. There’s not a peep out of the other candidates except for Bush when attacking Trump for disagreeing with him. Jeb’s policies are very liberal too on immigration and his support for common core both which are democrat lite. You don’t hear anything from Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindahl,George Pataki and only occasionally from Rand Paul,Ben Carson, Marco Rubio and Carly Fiorina and the rest of the GOP candidates. The one that comes closest to Trump’s coverage is Ted Cruz.

On the democrat side all you hear about is Hillary’s corruption and e-mails and the size of Bernie Sanders rallies.

Rush Limbaugh recently quipped, ”The democratic party used to be the party of hip and cool. Now all they have is three old white dinosaurs running for president, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden.” You can probably add Al Gore in there too as he’s considering running now.

Meanwhile now things seem to be in reverse. The republicans have a Hispanic in Marco Rubio, an African American in Ben Carson, an Indian in Bobby Jindahl and a woman in Carly Fiorina. Oh what a tangled web we weave.



Posted by on August 22, 2015 in Uncategorized


My Memories of Woodstock 46 Years later


There is a saying that if you remember the 60’s you weren’t really there. 😀 Well since I didn’t dabble in any drugs at the time my memory is a bit clearer than many others of that time.  August 16th,17th and 18th is the 46th anniversary of the now famous Woodstock Music Festival in upstate  Woodstock, New York. There are 500,000 stories from there. Mine is one of them.

I was going to college in Minnesota in 1969 and my friend Ed was going to Boston University then. We both were boyhood friends from New Jersey. He wrote me a letter saying they were having a big concert in August that was going to be on a Saturday and Sunday. They were having such big names as The Who, Grateful Dead ,  Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix and others. He said he figured I wanted to go so he ordered tickets for both of us and that I owed him $16 for both days.

I was delighted and shocked at the same time as though that doesn’t seem like much today, back in those days $16 was a lot for poor college kids, but I agreed and said I would pay him which I did.

The concert was originally planned for the town of White Lake, but the town’s people objected to it so it was moved up to an area known as Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y.

During the summer, the promoters added another day Friday which would be a folk day featuring such folksingers as Ritchie Havens, Joan Baez, Melanie, Tim Hardin  and Arlo Guthrie. I was working on a large county newspaper in Paterson, N.J. called the Paterson Evening News. There were three other reporters besides myself who all had tickets to go to Woodstock. We knew the editor wouldn’t give us all the same time off so we devised a plan to each go in on different days and ask him for those days off in different ways. He never realized he was giving us all the same time off.  😀

I arranged for two of the reporters. Art and Mark, to take Ed and me with them and they agreed. I had one tent and they had another. The promotions said there would be plenty of food sold by vendors there so we didn’t bring any food or at least a minimum of food. I had a canteen of water and Ed had some graham crackers.

We left on Thursday night and the New York Thruway was filled up. In the movie Arlo  Guthrie  says it was closed, but it never did close. We finally made it to a farm area and a number of people pulled into the area and pitched their tents, us included. Mark and Art pitched theirs in back of Ed and me. You can imagine what the farmers thought when they woke up the next morning to see all these tents and cars on their property.

Friday morning we woke up to the sound of a bugle playing revellie. I was told by one of the campers that it was from a Jewish kids camp as there were many of them there in the Catskills. We walked over to the site which was donated by the late farmer Max Yasgur. It was in a natural bowl shaped area with the stage at the bottom so everyone could sit on the side on the ground and face the stage. It was a good idea.

As Ed and I were sitting there they announced that anyone who didn’t have a ticket in the bowl area to go buy a ticket at the few ticket stands that were around. I said to Ed that this is strange because how can they tell who has a ticket and who doesn’t but we went over and brought a $7 ticket for that day which I still have to this day along with the other two.

  Ed recalls they said there would be plenty of food for sale, and he  recalls  going to a burger stand around noon on Friday and finding out they were sold out. Very little ever has been mentioned about the lack of food, which made it a lot less fun. As for water, I seem to recall there were some pumps where you could get that. But if you didn’t bring food, you were out of luck.

At 4 p.m. the concert started. Ritchie Havens was the first to come out and gave a fantastic performance on his acoustic guitar accompanied by two tabla and bongo drummers. His song “Handsome Johnny” about soldiers in every war can be heard on the soundtrack and seen in the movie. Since that time I had seen Ritchie several times all from concerts I attended always to see others and not him even though I did like him. I ended up seeing Ritchie more than any other performer in my career of going to concerts.

Following  Ritchie who played for  about an hour was a Maharishi  who tried hard but was yelled off the stage as he tried to get everyone to say “Ari ohm.” Two guys in front of me yelled back at him, ”Yeah hurry home.” 😀

As it started to get dark, Melanie came on. The strange thing about Melanie was when she started singing her hit song, “Candles in the rain,” it started gently raining. When she stopped the rain stopped. Hmmmmm.

The rain started coming down hard and it was dark so we decided to head back to camp thinking they were going to call it off. Don’t ask me how we found our way back in the dark without a flashlight. We just followed other people. Little did we know it would go on all night and continuous thru the whole week-end non-stop.

The promoters didn’t have enough money to pay the acts who demanded cash up front so they wrote a lot of bad checks that week-end. People crashed the fences and the concert became a free concert.

Ed and I tried to get some sleep but he rain crept in under our tent. Our  graham crackers were wet, but we ate them anyway. Ed remembers eating a cold can of pork and beans we probably got from Art and Mark.

The ground was pretty muddy and all the cars were firmly entrenched in the mud. However  nobody  panicked.  Instead they made a game out of it. I’ll push your car if you push mine so everyone was pushing each other’s car out and onto the road single file and in an orderly fashion. We got home late Saturday afternoon and kept up on the news reports of it.

On Monday morning the editor of our paper was quite annoyed and called us in the office one by one saying, ”This was the biggest event in the world today and we had four reporters up there and not one of you wrote a story about it. We had to get it from UPI” (United Press International  which was a wire service used at the time). I told him that we didn’t know it would turn out like that and there were no phones up there so he got one of the reporters who wasn’t with us to write up his recollections of it. He stayed the whole time until Sunday night. In the movie when you see Jimi Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner on his guitar, it was Monday morning and he collapsed right after that.

Over the years much has been said about all the sex, drugs and nudity. Sure it went on, but the nudity was mostly in the lakes that were there, the sex was pretty much confined to tent areas and high grass areas and it wasn’t as prevalent as you hear. There were drugs like LSD and you could smell the pot in the air and they had professional doctors on hand to treat overdoses. All in all when you consider 500,000 kids getting together and having nothing but fun and music without hurting anyone that was a miracle in itself.  Nobody forced any drugs on anyone or forced themselves on anyone. There were no fights, no rapes, no beatings like you hear today when large crowds gather or like when Occupy wall street beat and raped women in New York City that time. Despite the 30-minute lines for water and at least hour-long wait to use a toilet, the Woodstock Festival was a huge success.

Here is a little information I found out about after the festival:

After the Woodstock Festival

The organizers of Woodstock were dazed at the end of the Woodstock Festival. They didn’t have time to focus on the fact that they had created the most popular music event in history, for they first had to deal with their incredible debt (over $1 million) and the 70 lawsuits that had been filed against them.

To their great relief, the film of the Woodstock Festival turned into a hit movie and the profits from the movie covered a large chunk of the debt from the Festival. By the time that everything was paid off, they were still $100,000 in debt.

 Check out these great legendary performances from Woodstock. 😉

5 Legendary Performances From Woodstock That Everyone Needs To See

 46 years ago today, 400000 people descended on a farm for the greatest music festival of all time


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Posted by on August 18, 2015 in Uncategorized


Trump Is Right!!

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When Donald Trump first made his now famous statement about Mexico not sending us their best the critics immediately jumped on him and said he was through at that point, but statistics showed he was right.

The number of criminal aliens in federal prisons in fiscal year 2010 was about 55,000, and the number criminal alien incarcerations in state prison systems and local jails was about 296,000 in fiscal year 2009 (the most recent data available), and the majority were from Mexico.” . Namely that illegals and non-citizens make up 3% and 8% of the population, respectively, but commit at least 22% to 37% of the murders. Illegals likely commit murder at about 10 times the rate of all U.S.inhabitants.

Trump followed that with his statement about John McCain not being a hero because he was captured and said he likes heroes that aren’t captured. Again the critics pounded on him saying how dare he say such a thing, but further research shows that McCain was treated better than the rest of his fellow soldiers once his captors found that father and grandfather were admirals in the navy and he made 30 speeches against America for  his captors. Trump was right in that a real hero is one that goes above and beyond the call of duty to put his life on the line to save his fellow soldiers and not get caught. There were many heroes like that you never hear about. McCain and the POW cover-up

Again trump surged in the polls in spite of the critics saying he was through.

Then came the debate and when Meghyn Kelly asked the candidates who wouldn’t sign a pledge not to go third party, Trump raised his hand. Again the critics said he was through and again he surged in the polls. Trump said afterwards on Sean Hannity’s show that he did that to gain leverage. He was saying to FOX to treat me fairly and I won’t go third party. That made good business sense and that’s what a good businessman does when making a deal with another company. The problem is that the media and country has been so dumbed down and full of political correct BS that they can’t recognize that.  Trump wrote his best seller “The Art of the Deal” and tells just how to do acts like that to gaining leverage when negotiating a deal. In his book he also says not to apologize and that “if someone screws you, you screw them back.” That’s just what he does. Trump has shown himself to be a tough person and if you push him, he pushes back harder. That’s the trouble with our country today. Every time you turn around there’s somebody asking someone else to apologize. Do you think the rest of the world doesn’t see this? No wonder our friends don’t trust us anymore or enemies don’t fear us. We’re becoming a nation of wimps and whiners.

I recently saw this comment from a reader to a site that nails it completely:

TRUMP is RIGHT! Everyone knows he’s right but are too pussyfied to admit it or are too angry and Demonrats to believe it. Politicians are saying the same things, political speech and what they’ve done for their state, district, etc. Trump is a businessman and will cross borders to get things done but he won’t sit down with the enemy, who wants to kill us, and negotiate a stupid deal in which we get nothing in return. He is for making America great again, he is for Israel, he’s against Obamacare, he is against ISIS, and also sharia law in this country, he wants a secure border, he wants to stop illegal immigration, he doesn’t want amnesty for illegal aliens, he is for rebuilding w our Military, he is for our active Veterans and taking care of our retired and wounded Vets. I haven’t heard any of the other candidates talk about the majority of these things yet.

More surprising is the fact that Trump is picking up support from Hispanics, blacks and republican women and here is why:

People are angry and are willing to champion a bombastic billionaire best known for insulting people as our next president. Trump’s “campaign message” is vitriol unleashed – towards our enemies, undocumented immigrants and anyone else who crosses his path. His supporters see him breaking free of political correctness, or correctness itself for that matter, and they love Trump for voicing their outrage. They view him as the perfect antidote to President Obama. 

Under President Obama, Americans have become more polarized on race relations and immigration, and nearly every other issue as well. This is uncontestable. A poll this past spring showed that 61 percent of Americans think race relations are “bad,” the highest reading since 1992, while only 34 percent think they are “good.” In the summer of 2008, before Obama’s election, 53 percent of the country considered race relations good and only 37 percent considered them bad. That’s quite a turnabout

Much of his support comes from Trump’s position as a non-politician unafraid to speak his mind and speak on issues important to voters. If the Trump campaign fades, the Republican Party owes him an appreciation for identifying voters who want something different from the GOP without deserting the party.

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Posted by on August 14, 2015 in Uncategorized


The Betrayal Of Fox News

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 There was a time when ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN ruled the airways for our news. We had Tom Brokaw on NBC, Peter Jennings on ABC and Dan Rather on CBS. Then came CNN which was shown all over the world.  We trusted them and then this new station called Fox News came along founded by Rupert Murdoch and changed everything. They showed us a side we hadn’t seen before and showed us sides of stories the rest of the networks didn’t want us to see and purposely censored from us to further their leftist agenda. Fox grew rapidly and was No.1 with ratings greater than all the other stations combined.  Their motto was “Fair and balanced” which was a further jab in the side of the other networks. Liberals became enraged and started calling FOX  “Faux News”.

 During the Clinton years conservative political radio hosts referred to ABC as “All ‘bout Clinton /or All ‘bout Communism,” NBC was “Nothing But Clinton/Communism,” CBS was “the Clinton Broadcasting System or See BS” and CNN became the Clinton/ Communist  News Network” and MSNBC or as talk show host mark Levin calls them “MSLSD” 😀

 Critics started saying FOX was the voice of the republican party and acted like it was a terrible thing to report the other side. Liberals had a majority with their TV stations while conservatives had talk radio then along comes FOX and liberals are more enraged and demanded FOX have liberal reporters too.

Fox did add a few liberal reporters and had excellent shows like “Outnumbered” and “The Five” which kept up to their slogan of fair and balanced while the other stations remained one sided. They had Sunday morning shows featuring four liberals and one conservative and they called it “balance.” Fox shows had three conservatives and one liberal on their panels in response.

 Everything was going along fine until the republican presidential debate. Billionaire businessman Donald Trump emerged on the scene to run for president. Donald was a tough person. He’s not afraid to look the enemy in the eye and tell you like it is. He could probably make the Iranians back down like Reagan did with the Iranian/American hostage situation that time. He was financing his own campaign so he was not beholding to any big donors or lobbyists. He speaks from the heart without a teleprompter or speech writers. He builds buildings within a budget and meets that budget. He knows how to deal with foreign countries having done so in his building around the world  and  wrote the book called “The Art of the deal.” People gravitated towards him by leaps and bounds because he was fresh, they knew him and he wasn’t your typical politician and could get the job done. He is a tough negotiator and you need that on the world stage today.

 Then came the republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News with News anchors Bret Baier, Meghyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. That’s when it started. Instead of giving equal time to all the ten candidates, they concentrated on hurling zingers at Trump very unfairly. Trump responded back firmly as he doesn’t take flack from anybody. In fact if you push him he pushes back harder. The three member panel tried to destroy him, but couldn’t. After the debate conservatives attacked Meghyn Kelly for her scurrilous attacks as well as Chris and Bret’s.

 FOX wants Bush in for some reason. He can’t win against a democrat or Hillary. A lot of people are leaving Fox now. Watch their ratings drop. I just learned that Rupert Murdoch retired and his two sons Michael and Lachlan have taken over and they are big leftists having contributed to Obama so watch FOX go further left. This was just the start.

On Friday, Rush Limbaugh began by telling listeners how, on the day of Thursday’s debate, he had learned “that big-time Republican donors had ordered to take out Donald Trump in the debate last night.”

“We all made a mistake,” he explained. “We assumed that the orders went out to the candidates. But the candidates did not make one move toward taking Donald Trump out. The broadcast network did; the candidates didn’t.”

Rush said it was clear that Fox News had it out for Trump when his colleagues refused to pile on, even when given multiple opportunities to bash the front-runner.

“Not one of the remaining nine candidates joined Megyn Kelly in taking the shot at Trump. Not one. Yet we have been told that there were orders from Republican donors to take Trump out.”

If, in addition to targeting Trump, Fox News was indeed looking to get some love and respect from the left and the establishment media with its relentless attacks on Republican candidates in the Thursday night’s debate, it’s mission was accomplished. Rush: ‘Orders from GOP donors to take out Trump ’

The media and much of the rest of the left raved about the performance of Fox moderators Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace. All the big libs including Chelsea Clinton praised Fox’s handling of the debate.

  • Washington Post: Columnist Richard Cohen declared, “The only winner I feel confident in naming is Fox News. Political analyst Chris Cillizza declared Fox a winner, calling the moderators “outstanding.” Aaron Blake praised Fox’s “tough” questions and chided conservatives for being mad at Fox, saying “they shouldn’t be.”
  • New York Times: Op-ed columnist Frank Bruni gushed, “It was riveting. It was admirable. It compels me to write a cluster of words I never imagined writing: hooray for Fox News.” And, “This was an inquisition. On this night, the network that pampers Republicans provoked them instead. It was great television, and even better politics.”
  • MSNBC: Andrea Mitchell tweeted, “So far the clear winners are Megyn Kelly, Bret Baier and Chris Wallace for their q’s.” Former MSNBC host Abby Huntsman tweeted that Kelly “is pretty darn bad a–.”
  • CNN: Brian Stelter cited the “almost unanimously positive reviews” of Fox’s “tough debate questions” by both the media and liberal commentators.
  • BuzzFeed: Editor in chief Ben Smith called Fox News chief Roger Ailes “clearly the winner of this. This is really good TV.”
  • Glenn Greenwald: The liberal journalist tweeted: “Credit where due: these questions from the Fox moderators are almost all quite good.”
  • Scripps News: Washington Bureau Chief Ellen Weiss gave “kudos” to Fox for “asking each candidate tough questions on their weak spots.”
  • Foreign Policy Magazine: managing editor Yochi Dreazen said tough Fox questions left some candidates looking “shell-shocked.”
  • American Public Media: Public radio host Kai Ryssdal wrote, “have to hand it to Fox News moderators for going after their guys.” He tweeted, “@msnbc anchors would not have been – and will not be – as tough on Dems as @FoxNews was on GOP tonight.”
  • Fox: Even the host network declared itself the winner, with patriarch Rupert Murdoch tweeting, “What a fantastic night for USA, democracy, freedom and incidentally Fox News.”

Fox’s focus on itself as the key player in the debates may have been evidenced by the fact that the moderators dominated the on-air time, speaking for 31.7 percent of the two-hour event.

That was far more time than any one candidate received. The average was approximately seven minutes per candidate. Trump, under constant fire from Fox moderators, got the most time at almost 11 minutes.

Why the Fox fixation on itself?

Jeremy Peters of the New York Times offered the theory that Fox saw it as a chance to gain respect and recognition from its leftist peers in the media, although he put it in terms that sympathized with that ambition

“For the journalists of Fox News, the debate offered a potentially defining moment in front of millions of people, during one of the most anticipated political events of the year,” he wrote.

“This was an opportunity to demonstrate that their network is not, as its critics have charged, a blindly loyal propaganda division of the Republican Party, that Fox journalists can be as unsparing toward conservatives as they are with liberals, and that they can eviscerate with equal opportunity if they choose.”

So will liberals now embrace FOX News and conservatives refer to it as Faux News now like liberals use to?  Fox has clearly shown they will fold at the drop of a hat if the winds change and the pressure is right which they did. The republican donors want someone they can control. They can’t control Trump since he’s financing himself hence they say he has to go. Never mind what’s good for the country.

Opinion appeared evenly divided on whether Trump helped or hurt himself.

But, according to the Drudge Report poll, as of early Friday evening, he was the landslide winner.

The clear losers? GOP establishment favorites Bush and Christie. If republicans run Bush they  lose. If they run Christie they lose. The only ones who stand a chance in my opinion are Ted Cruz, Trump and Carly Fiorina if she runs against Hillary which I’d love to see. Here’s the Drudge report poll results:

  • Trump: 44.67 percent (258,414 votes)
  • Cruz: 14.37 percent (83,159 votes)
  • Rubio: 10.46 percent (60,497 votes)
  • Carson: 8.92 percent (51,617 votes)
  • Paul: 6.09 percent (35,213 votes)
  • Kasich: 5.25 percent (30,396 votes)
  • Walker: 3.51 percent (20,318 votes)
  • Huckabee: 3.37 percent (19,512 votes)
  • Bush: 2.07 percent (11,987 votes)
  • Christie: 1.28 percent (7,401 votes)

 Here are few comments I agree with
wlrpaul  17 minutes ago

the RINO party long ago told America, it will side with the marxist left to deny Americans their Republic, they told us all that we have no voice and if they want to take this country apart and hand it over to the globalists they will do it, and NOBODY can do a blessed thing to stop them.

Hence a TRUMP, someone who will only gain in stature, who will only gain in the number of people supporting him.

Trump IS what remains of America. The rest of them: TRAITORS of the highest order who need to be in front of a court for their crimes. The Rosen bergs perished for less.

IMBO  44 minutes ago

I don’t care what any of news people had to say at this game show. I still think Trump is the man to get the job done. I guess we will see come election time. We may even find out during the next few weeks.

Randy  JIMBO  16 minutes ago

I’m not sure yet Jimbo, but at this point I’m still with Trump. followed by Carly, Ted(maybe), Ben, possibly Scott and Rick. Not necessarily in that order.


Posted by on August 8, 2015 in Uncategorized


Republican Smackdown Pt. 2-Reviewing the Commenters

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

There is an old story my mother used to read to me when I was a little kid about six blind men who never saw an elephant and went to experience one for the first time. One touches the tail and says the elephant is very like a rope.

Another touches the tusk and says the elephant is very much like a spear.

The next one touches the elephant’s side and says the elephant is like a wall.

Another one takes the elephant’s trunk and says the elephant is very like a snake.

The next one feels the elephant’s ear and says the elephant is like a fan and the last one feels the elephant’s leg and says the elephant is very like a tree.

The story ends by saying each was in the right yet all were in the wrong. So it was with all the various commentators reviewing the republican debate the next day.

I heard radio commentators, TV commentators and read tons of online comments and everyone had a different perspective and opinion.  The one thing they could agree on was that Carly Fiorina won the first debate hands down and she was clear, firm and direct in her position on various situations.

I thought the three moderators were all in it for themselves and their own egos as this was the biggest audience ever for a debate, bigger than ever before and consequently they came across as agitators  out to get Trump and created circus like atmosphere. I think the media wants a candidate they can control and they know they can’t control Trump which is what this country needs now so they want him out.

Comments were wide and diverse. Some saying Trump was the best, some saying he was at the bottom, others saying Christie was good and others put him down and on it went all day and night online and on TV and radio. Radio talk show host Mark Simone mentioned that nobody commented about Bush because he was so boring. Mark mentioned that if Bill Cosby had Bush’s personality he wouldn’t have to give those women drugs, he could just talk them to sleep. 😀

 So like the blind men and the elephant, each was in the right yet all were in the wrong with nobody In  agreement   with one another. Everyone saw the debate differently.

Here are a few interesting comments I found that I agree with:

Comment by mg1949
August 7, 2015 @ 9:24 am

Fox New is usually always fair and balanced. Megan Kelly is also one of the best on the Fox team. Don’t know what happened at the debates first question but Megan Kelly lowered herself with that question. Mike Wallace also made an *** of himself with the bankruptcy question. He did not know the difference between personal and business bankruptcy, obviously got his job based on connections only, no smarts.

Comment by shafawn15
August 7, 2015 @ 10:42 am

It was obvious Fox was “gunning” for Trump. Trump to his credit reminded us like Ronald Reagan did .. that the media NOR Fox news can be trusted. In spite of GOP and Fox saying Trump was down … Trump polls today show Trump didn’t fall by even one point.

All the RINO’s are shaking in their boots. Which is EXACTLY what conservative Americans want!

Honestly I think Ted Cruz would actually be first choice but Trump better demonstrates the level of anger and betrayal conservatives feel towards the GOP! Both Fox and GOP underestimate the level of how absolutely fed up we are of “political correctness”. I think that alone all by itself wins points for Trump because he doesn’t try to be politically correct.


comment by fmrusmcrntx
August 7, 2015 @ 11:52 am

Further, to me Megyn Kelly’s performance last night was disgraceful; it was clear from the outset that her primary mission was to go after Trump. I’ve stopped watching Kelly’s nightly prime-time show on FNC. She seems to feed on her “stardom” and I note that her new hairdo with the left-side (screen right on TV)ponytail hanging down is a total turn off, at least to me. She seems to spend most of her time either yukking it up and laughing at stuff that really isn’t funny or playing “lawyer”….while selling her “sexy” image on-screen. What we need is more gritty & honest reporting (which Kelly once upon a time did & was before FNC’s management & viewers made her “a prime-time star”. Now, she appears to be an establishment attack doggie…at least to me! Trump still pulled out of this “debate” looking very well according to a variety of news reports this AM. Good! 

 Comment by listenorleave
August 7, 2015 @ 9:53 am

Iran doesn’t “play” nice either. Most of the time bullies only understand and respect someone who does not buckle under attack or cower behind political correctness to avoid criticism.

Trump answered the Mexico question, you just didn’t want to “hear” it. Most importantly, he is still one of the few to call illegal aliens by their real name, and declare that the Democrats’ objective is only votes–that working Americans are funding for them with giveaways to illegals.

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August 7, 2015 @ 11:48 am

Trump always answers the questions. We’re so used to the double speak of the politicians that we can’t recognize a direct answer. If he’s elected, our enemies will understand him, the speakers of the house and senate will understand him and the Democrats will understand him. Unfortunately he’s what this country needs at this time in history.



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Republican Smackdown !!

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Republican presidential candidates from left, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and John Kasich take the stage for the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

With all the panache, tension and excitement of a World Wrestling  Royal Rumble, the first republican debate took place in Cleveland before thousands of people. Hosted by Fox News anchors Meghyn Kelley, Chris Wallace and Bret Baier the top ten republican presidential candidates fielded hard hitting questions from the panel. The questions were more hard hitting than any past debates I’ve heard over the years and each of the candidates answered them directly and honestly.

Everyone was tuned in mostly to hear how Donald Trump would react and he came across succinctly and more truthful  than anyone else and although he toned down the rhetoric he still came back at the panel’s antagonistic questioning to him directly and with a toughness yet firm replies that showed he knows what he’s talking about and when you attack Trump he pushes back and says what he means and means what he says.

First of all I didn’t care for the panel asking the candidates who wouldn’t  take a pledge to not start a third party if they didn’t get the nomination. This was obviously aimed at Trump who many say would start a third party if he didn’t get the nomination. Trump was the only one who raised his hand saying he wouldn’t take the pledge. Everyone else stayed silent. I thought that was courageous of Trump and he has a right to his opinion. He has said in the past he wouldn’t start a third party because he knows he’s going to win. Later on when Sean Hannity was interviewing him after the debate Trump said he did that just to gain some leverage. He said this government should use leverage, but they don’t and he would get behind a republican candidate 100%. This is how a true businessman operates when brokering a deal which Trump is a master at.

I also thought it was unfair, low down and mean spirited of Meghyn Kelley to ask Trump about him calling women names in the  past such as dogs, slobs and disgusting animals  and what I call the phony” war on women.” Trump responded in true Trump fashion like a father scolding his foul mouthed daughter saying “Meghyn I don’t have time for political correctness and neither does this country.” Later on when talking with Hannity he said he said what he did because he felt that was a very unfair question by Meghyn Kelly.

MEGYN KELLY, FOX NEWS CHANNEL: Mr. Trump, one of the things people love about you is you speak your mind and you don’t use a politician’s filter. However that is not without its downsides, in particular when it comes to women. You’ve called women you don’t like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. Your twitter account–

DONALD TRUMP: Only Rosie O’Donnell.

KELLY: For the record, it was well beyond Rosie O’Donnell.

TRUMP: I’m sure it was.

KELLY: Your Twitter account has several disparaging comments about women’s looks. You once told a contesttent that it would be a pretty picture to see her on her knees.

Does that sound like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?

And how do you answer the charge from Hillary Clinton, who is likely to be the Democratic nominee, that you are part of the war on women?

TRUMP: The big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble. We don’t win anymore. We lose to China, we lose to Mexico both in trade and at the border. We lose to everybody. Frankly what I say and oftentimes it’s fun, it’s kidding, we have a good time. What I say is what I say. And honestly, Megyn if you don’t like it, I’m sorry. I’ve been very nice to you although I could probably not be based on the way you have treated me, but I wouldn’t do that. But you know what? We, we need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around. That I can tell you right now. Trump to Megyn Kelly: ‘I Don’t Have Time For Political Correctness and Neither Does This Country’… 

The debate got tense between New Jersey. governor Chris Christy and Sen. Rand Paul over national security and the collection of personal data.

Paul said that he didn’t want less federal surveillance of terrorists, just of innocent Americans. Christie said that that was a “ridiculous answer,” because it’s impossible to know who’s who at the start.

You fundamentally misunderstand the Bill of Rights,” Paul shot back, later adding: “I don’t trust President Obama with our records. I know you gave him a big hug.” It was a reference to the way Christie welcomed the president to New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy.

Christie: “The hugs that I remember are the hugs that I gave to the families who lost their people on September 11th.”

They both scored points. They both made sense. And they both came out ahead—because they articulated their positions with clarity and passion.

Over all I thought all the candidates performed well with Trump, Christy and Cruz coming across the best. I like Ben Carson as he’s a brilliant man, well spoken and knowledgeable and seems like someone I’d love to sit down with over a lunch discussing world events, but I think he’s too soft  spoken and low keyed to be president. He’d served best in a cabinet position maybe as Secretary of health. I did like his comment in the final statements where he said he’s the only one on stage who separated Siamese twins and “took half a brain out though there are many in Washington with half a brain.” 😀

Mike Huckabee  is a good man, but two soft spoken to be president. He’s a good man,but should never have left his FOX show.

Later on after the debates Meghyn Kelly had Democratic party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz on and asked her what she thought of the debate. Schultz replied that the debate showed how misogynistic the republican  party was and would sure a democrat win. This coming from the woman who didn’t know the difference between a democrat and socialist when asked by Chris Mathews the other day. Chris Matthews vs. Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “What’s The …

  I think this was Meghyn Kelly’s intent all along with her question to Trump and also some of the other comments about Hillary other candidates made true though as they were about Hillary. I never fully trusted Meghyn kelly, especially since they gave her her own time slot now and made her over with longer blonde hair and sexier make-up and a more sharper voice and attitude.

It was an exciting and fun night and not like your typical debate. I wish more were like that. I remember watching professional wrestling and seeing the opposing wrestlers hurl insults and verbal attacks in interviews at each other. I remember saying then, “I wish political debates were like this.” Well after Thursday night’s debate now I guess they are. 😀






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Republican Diversity vs.Democrat Lack Thereof and Other Random Thoughts!

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who have officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. Top row, from left, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Bottom row, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and real estate mogul Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

This combo made from file photos shows the 2016 Republican presidential candidates who have officially declared their candidacy as of Sunday, July 12, 2015. Top row, from left, Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Bottom row, from left, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former New York Gov. George Pataki, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, and real estate mogul Donald Trump. (AP Photo)

Liberal democrats were always bashing republicans calling them racists, bigots , homophobes and other assorted biased names. Well when it comes to the current presidential race, where is their diversity? Republicans have a Hispanic with Marco Rubio, an Indian with Bobby Jindahl, a black man with Dr. Ben Carson and a woman with Carly Fiorina.  Mean while, democrats have three white people, Bernie  Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. So where is their diversity now? Hmmmm?…..

When Nixon was President he erased 18 minutes on a tape and impeachment charges were about to be brought up when he resigned. Now Hillary destroys 32,000 e-mails on a government server in her home and it’s no big deal until now thanks to Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch.

Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan has proven true to his word about uncovering the truth behind Hillary’s illegal private email.  On Friday, the State Department turned over less than 1,400 of the 2,400 emails they were to provide to Judicial Watch.  The State Department explained that they were slowed because intelligence agencies had to comb through them first because there was so much classified information contained in the emails.  Hillary has maintained that she did not send or receive confidential information on her server. The release today included dozens of emails that were redacted due to confidential information which they contained.

The judge had warned the State Department he would accept nothing less than what he ordered from them.  He went on to make a bombshell ruling that will shake Hillary and her presidential campaign to the core and also places her top two aides, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills in danger of jail time.  Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch was ecstatic because the severity of the ruling was more than he could have hoped for.

This means that all three must tell the State Department what servers were used in conducting official business, what email addresses were used and what devices (Including Hillary’s server) that were used.

The State Department must demand that Clinton, Abedin and Mills “confirm, under penalty of perjury, that they have produced all responsive information that was or is in their possession as a result of their employment at the State Department.

Finally, all three have to “describe, under penalty of perjury, the extent to which Ms. Abedin and Ms. Mills used Mrs. Clinton’s email server to conduct official government business.”

An entire plethora of emails have been ordered released by various judges and some of those emails could be to or from those three.  Should those emails not also be in the possession of the State Department, the perjury charges will kick in.……….

When Donald Trump made his now famous statement that Mexico was not sending us their best  there was a huge uproar against him ,but he was right. Has anyone seen the videos of long trains filled with people loaded in the boxcars and sitting on roofs all coming here?  Has anyone read about the new diseases they are bringing in here such as the enrovirus and entrovirus that paralyzes young people and has anyone noticed that diseases such as measels, mumps and tuberculosis that were once vanquished in this country are now back? Exactly one third of Mexico is now in this country. You can’t tell me they are all business people looking for jobs here. MS 13 gang members have been picked up, people are being killed, assaulted and raped just as Donald said. Just look at some of these statistics: As PJ Media reports, according to analysis conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, foreign aliens committed 611,234 unique crimes in Texas from 2008 to 2014, including thousands of homicides and sexual assaults.

The report describes an alien crime wave of staggering proportions exacerbated by federal officials unwilling to enforce immigration laws.

The Texas DPS report says well over 100,000 individual criminal aliens have been booked into Texas jails:

From October 2008 to April 2014, Texas identified a total 177,588 unique criminal alien defendants booked into Texas county jails. These individuals have been identified through the Secure Communities initiative, in which Texas has participated since October 2008.

Media estimates there are likely to be far more criminal aliens who simply haven’t been identified as aliens because they weren’t fingerprinted prior to arrest, so they’re not included in this report. But they’re still criminals, don’t forget that bit.So add those thugs in and the numbers are EVEN HIGHER. And that’s just for one state. Just Texas.………

When Obama first arrived everyone said, “You have to vote for him he’s the first black president” and so they did, twice no less, without even checking him out. Geneologists  have pointed out that he’s not really all black, he’s 50% white,45% Arab and only 5% black.  Noone knew anything about him even after he got in  and now he’s proving to be a catastrophe for the black community everyone thought he would improve. Donald Trump commented on that saying on ABC This Week, “And by the way, he has done nothing for African-American people. You look at what’s going on with their income levels, their youth. I thought he would be a great cheerleader for this country. I thought that he would have done a great job for the Africa-American citizens of this country. He has done nothing. They are worse now than just about ever. Here you have a black president who has done very poorly for the African-Americans of this country.”………

The Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Commander Timothy White who shot terrorist Youseff Abdulazeez who killed the four marines and a navy sailor at the recruiting   center in Chatanooga Tenn. According to retired. Army Lt .Col. Allen West who wrote on his website: “Ladies and gents, resulting from the text message I received yesterday, I can confirm that the United States Navy is bringing charges against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for illegally discharging a firearm on federal property.” West urged Lt. Commander White to contact him for help. Allen West: Navy to prosecute Chattanooga hero, Here we have a real hero who killed an assassin terrorist who killed five service members and he gets charged for having a loaded weapon that was discharged on federal property?

Department of Defense regulations prohibit most service members from being armed on U.S. soil, including most personnel at reserves and recruiting centers like the ones in Chattanooga. Only law enforcement or service members who are acting as military police are allowed to carry weapons on such properties.

Welcome to Obama’s transformation of America. He said he would support the muslims. He hates America, hates the military and hates white people and is loading his administration with muslim brotherhood people as well so this is what you get.


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