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Red Flags And The Never Ending Story

The Energizer Bunny has nothing on these guys. Liberals on gun control I mean.

Given the speed at which they launched their assault on law abiding gun owners in the wake of the latest shootings in El Paso and Dayton you get the impression they have been chomping at the bit for people to die so they can have some momentum to advance their anti freedom agenda. Unable to wait for the bodies to even be removed from where they fell liberals launched right into their newest fad of a solution, Red Flag laws.

In English that translates into, Gestapo level terror run by power mad, politically correct group thinking liberals. No, I’m not being hyperbolic. Just listen to them, they don’t even try to hide their goals anymore.

The stated purpose of so called red flag laws is of course safety. As a deceptive ploy it is brilliant. After all, who would argue against safety? However, if you look just a bit more closely the first thing that should jump out at you (unless you are a public school victim) is that this “common sense safety law” denies you your constitutionally protected right to due process. Due process is that nasty concept, to liberals anyway, that you are innocent until proven guilty. Under Red Flag laws liberals are content to allow the mere accusation to equal condemnation, as long as the condemned are the “correct” class of people. Don’t think so?

Despite Trumps best efforts liberals still own the media, courts and education from pre-k to college. The deep state and dozens of scummy “republicans” desperately seeking approval of equally scummy liberals routinely shred the Constitution. The Supreme Court is unreliable at best because of swamp dwellers like Roberts and Kavanagh. Translation, liberals will never lose their right to own a gun but you, the mentally ill conservative or functionally deranged Christian, will.

Once passed, the next step in the Red Flag law strategy is requiring psychological evidence for background checks. Don’t think you will be diagnosed as mentally ill? Consider what you can not talk about today without being ridiculed, maligned or even assaulted today.

Point out the evil of radical islam? You must be a racist and thus mentally ill.
Dispute man made global warming? You must be a science denier and thus mentally ill.
Think homersexuality is a choice? You must be a homophobic and thus mentally ill.
Believe in God? Definitely mentally ill.
Think immigration laws should be enforced. Clearly you are a white supremacist and thus mentally ill.
Believe the killer and not the gun is responsible. You must be some kind of toothless redneck and thus mentally ill.
Think marriage is an institution between a man and a women. You must be an intolerant bigot and thus mentally ill.
Point out the tragic failure of gun control in democrat run cities, well, I think you get the picture.

Those are just the thought crimes. Consider the following.

Ever been to counseling? You’re potentially to suicidal to own a gun.
Diagnosed with PTSD? You’re to unstable to own a gun.
Ever have an argument with your spouse? At work? You’re a potential mass shooter, no gun for you.
Have to many speeding tickets? You’re a potential road rage killer.
Ever take anti depressants? You’re not able to cope with reality well enough to own a gun.
Are you a registered republican? Clearly to mentally unstable to own a gun.

I like my definition of mentally ill. Anyone who honestly believes that passing just one more law will cause all the criminals to suddenly lay down their guns is clearly detached from reality and needs careful supervision.

Tragically, actual science deniers, ie psychiatrists and psychologists, you know, the people who say men can be women and even have periods, will get to decide whether you are mentally ill. Just think, once an accusation is made against you, you are then required to prove you are not crazy. Won’t that be fun?

The gun grabbers are not resting all their hopes of stealing your guns and scrapping the Constitution on Red Flag laws alone. Some liberal dominated state governments have been pressuring the financial system to deny their services to gun manufacturers, sellers and owners. If successful they can gut the Second Amendment without anyone having to take credit for it. (Hint to gun and ammunition manufacturers and sellers – create your own financial network and get out of debt)

Still stubborn enough to own a gun? Those same people believe you should be required to have additional liability insurance. The idea behind that proposal is to simply price you out of the ability to afford owning a gun. Boom, the Second Amendment remains “available” to all but is for all practical purposes, null and void. Once again, no one has to take credit for denying you your unalienable right. Criminals and drug cartels around the world are preparing the celebratory champagne as we speak.

Still think gun control is a worthy idea? Why don’t you ask the six million Jews murdered in NAZI Germany how they feel about gun control. Or the two million Cambodians killed by Pol Pot? Or the millions murdered by Stalin? Or the millions murdered by China in the Cultural Revolution? Or those about to be murdered in Hong Kong?

Silly me. You would have to be dead to do that. Oddly, today’s liberals seem to be perfectly okay with that.

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34 Years And a Pair Of Losers

Thirty four years ago I married my best friend. For a brief period of time I wrestled with one of the toughest choices I had ever had to make in my short 20 years on this planet. I had discovered the career of my dreams, the United States Navy about the same time I discovered the girl of my dreams. I chose my wife and have never looked back. This year we decided to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary over the weekend instead of just on a single day. We spent the weekend going on a train ride, visiting a museum, going to dinners, catching a couple of movies and just being together. It was a wonderful couple of days spent with my dear wife.

Of course I was on a news blackout the entire time. In fact, until we noticed some flags flying at half mast we had no idea anything drastic had happened. We figured someone famous had died but decided to wait until Tuesday to find out who.

Turns out there were two losers who made a conscious choice to kill a bunch of people. Here we go again. I have not yet delved into the news so I am writing this essentially “blind” to the “facts” of what ever happened but I suspect I know what happened and exactly what will happen in the aftermath.

Liberals, especially the clown car disaster of democratic presidential hopefuls, will come out screaming about “common sense” gun control. I guess Chicago and Baltimore’s abject failure as gun control leaders means nothing to them.

The media, standing gleefully on the bodies of the dead, will spin the two losers as right wing, republican, conservative, racist hate mongers. I am willing to bet the evil killers turn out to be liberal activists. If this turns out to be true, the media will bury that fact so deep you would have to airmail it daylight.

Desperately seeking media approval, the bend over republicans will fold like a cheap suit to liberal calls of “if we can save just one life” while trying to pass numerous unconstitutional gun control laws. As an aside, I place these so called republicans in the same category as the shooters ie hateful, useless idiots.

Once again, people like me will risk getting our heads chopped off because we attempt to remind everyone that the right to keep and bear arms is untouchable. Read the Constitution and bill of rights. Still confused? Read the Federalist Papers. Go ahead, I dare you.

We will persistently point out that gun control has never worked anywhere its been tried. Remember NAZI Germany? Mao’s China? Stalin’s Russia? Neither do the hundred million who died under those regimes.

We will talk about how many hundreds of thousands of times a year people successfully use guns to defend themselves, nearly always without firing a shot.

We will note that lawful gun owners, statistically speaking, never commit the kind of shootings that happened over the weekend.

We would have you observe that every day millions of law abiding Americans practice concealed carry and you never even know.

We would have you learn that Americans practicing concealed carry save lives every year by stopping a crime in progress even though there is no requirement for them to risk their lives, reputations and family finances to do so.

We will point out, sarcastically, that with some 300 million guns and maybe a trillion rounds of ammo, if we gun owners were a problem you would know it in no uncertain terms by now.

One of the things that makes our marriage successful is that we do not lie to each other. This is a lesson that very few liberals, democrats and progressives, but I repeat myself, are willing to learn let alone practice. For them the lie is to valuable a tool to surrender. It is the wedge they use to get stupid things like so called Red Flag laws passed where an anonymous person can have your lawfully owned firearms taken from you by force and without any legitimate reason. You are then forced to spend thousands of dollars in lawyer fees and months of wasted time in the legal system to try and get your property back with no guarantee of success, even if you successfully disprove every allegation made against you. This actually happens in Colorado, the state next door to me.

I am going to catch up on the news and will likely write more about this tragic weekend later. I am also going to continue living my life and fighting to defend my God given rights from anyone who thinks they can run my life better than I can.

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Liberals And The Digital Ghetto

In the early 1940’s, controlling what people thought was in some respects, much easier and in others somewhat more difficult than doing so today. In those times people got their news from the newspapers and newsreels shown in movie theaters. Today simply perusing your FB account allows you to be considered well informed. In countries like Germany, the official party line was the news. Books were burned in an effort to deny both their existence and the ideas they contained. As a function of their noxious ideas about Jews the Nazi’s rounded up them up into ghettos. From there it was relatively easy to ship them off to the death camps. Not only was no one watching, virtually no one could watch thus there was no one to hear their pleas for help. To some observers, that history is beginning to repeat itself only this time, it is beginning in the digital arena.

Once again the often and nearly always unfairly maligned but stunningly revealing Project Veritas enlightens anyone willing to listen. James O’Keefe, doing what real journalists used to do, has again allowed evil to speak clearly for itself. In his latest effort GOOGLE has self identified as a willing perpetrator of censorship at levels that would turn Hilter himself green with envy.

Youtube, GOOGLE and Facebook have willingly chosen to form an evil alliance based on censorship, social justice and hatred of America itself. They seek nothing less than the total elimination of anything they disagree with. An interesting concept as this is an often changing target. Ebay and Amazon are seeking to add their clout to the formation of the digital ghetto conservatives and republicans must, according to these corporations, be placed in.

Enter recently Twitter, a sewer all its own. John Lott is the President of the Crime Prevention Research Center. He wrote More Guns, Less Crime, a book scientifically destroying the gun control argument. He recently tweeted, “New Zealand’s killer’s manifesto says that he did attack to get more gun control/gun bans in New Zealand and the US, Killer was a socialist, environmentalist who hated capitalists and trade.” Lott put links in his tweet so that anyone could follow up on the accuracy of his tweet. I’ll save you the time, his tweet is 100% correct.

Twitter, being the good social justice liberal hacks that they are, blocked Lott’s account and refused to tell him why. When he appealed he was sent a reply saying he lost his appeal and again, no explanation was provided.

Truth,” Lott said “I suppose, is no defense.” He added, “I can and have proven that my tweet is factually accurate.”

The thought police are striking hard. It is in part desperation as they see some of their gains beginning to slip away. It is also in part, their nature. Like antifa, they see no downside right now to attack maliciously and unfairly anyone they disagree with. The media and shadowy money men like Soros will cover for them. Shadow banning, censorship algorithms, demonetizing, deplatforming, doxxing and outright bias are the tools of the digital oppressors. Like a thief in the night they seek to steal from you the very idea that another opinion exists. If that doesn’t work they want you to believe that you and your opinion are so far outside the mainstream that you will censor yourself. They ply their hatred unseen by a population to busy with their newest app to even notice how manipulated they are. Don’t believe me? Put down your cell phone, internet and streaming services for six measly hours. I bet you can’t.

Today’s big brother knows virtually everything about you. Your phone, computer and Alexa type devices listen to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The NSA collects all your phone calls, emails, text messages and social media posts. Using GPS your phone and now, in newer models your car, informs on you just exactly where you have been and when you were there.

I can hear you now. So what Sailor, I got nothing to hide.

Ah, the voice of innocence speaking as you head naked into that “shower” with dozens of other people just like you. It may be a digital version but it is none the less a “shower.”

If that is your response all I can say is, wow, your indoctrination is complete. I hope you remember that when you finally become one of the digital oppressors targets, which because of their wildly varying standards, will eventually happen.

If you are willing to actually listen I have two points to make. Ponder them carefully.

First, none of these organizations have any generic right to this information. Period. The fact that this even needs to be said, let alone explained, reveals just how deeply the indoctrination has taken hold.

Second. This information is being gathered to both generate huge profits at your expense and perhaps even more importantly to the digital oppressors, sort us out. The digital oppressors need to know who to target now and who may be a potential threat to their coming, if they have their way, monopoly on both thought and opinion.

There is an old saying that goes, “Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.” I am certainly not paranoid but I am observant. Call me names if it makes you feel better but I believe we have sacrificed far to much liberty and privacy for the illusion of “security” and the sake of “convenience.” When GOOGLE and their ilk admit targeting you it isn’t really paranoia to point out what they have admitted to.

My grandfather used to tell me “There’s no point in denying the obvious.” I don’t know how much more obvious GOOGLE and their ilk can be. The question is, how many more of us will willingly head into the “showers?”

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Antifa And The Fourth Of July

I sincerely wish that everyone had as enjoyable holiday as I did. Quality time spent with family is something can renew the spirit and rejuvenate the soul.

The fourth of July is a yearly reminder of liberty that far to many Americans use as simply another excuse for a day off. Barbecuing hot dogs and hamburgers, downing a cold beer or two and enjoying some fireworks with the family seems to be the limit of most peoples ability to understand the holiday. This is beyond sad.

Generations of sacrifice and progress are lost in a haze of fireworks, fun and food.

What is even more sad is that there are so many Americans willing to abandon the very system that creates and maintains the conditions that allow their celebrations to happen, let alone continue. There are even those who are actively seeking to impose that failed agenda on America. The very same agenda that so many Americans died fighting against. It is an agenda that has failed every single time it’s been tried. It is an agenda that has murdered some 120 million people in just the 20th century alone. It is an agenda that seeks to establish the power and privilege of a select few over everyone else. It is the utopian driven agenda of socialism, communism or fascism. They are all different flavors of the same totalitarian nightmare espoused by Antifa.

In that vein, the criminal/terrorist element known as Antifa has struck yet again. This time they “demonstrated” in the liberal workers paradise of Portland, Oregon. The hateful cowards, hiding behind their masks marks them as cowards and their actions mark them as hateful, demonstrated their tolerance by assaulting, among others, a senior citizen and a gay, minority journalist. How understanding of them.

The regular and consistent violence of Antifa virtually never gets coverage in any mainstream media outlet. The fact is that these media outlets have for all practical purposes omitted covering Antifa’s existence and its associated violence since Trump’s pre-election rallies. The mainstream media, when it is occasionally forced to cover the vile antics of these domestic terrorists, present Antifa as a group of social justice warriors, a bunch of pacifist Robin Hoods out to save the common man from the evils of freedom, capitalism and of course, Trump. Nothing could be farther from the truth and the mainstream media knows that. Sadly, Antifa has noticed the length and depth of friendly cover provided by the media and their talking heads and has upped their levels of violence accordingly.

The defenders of Antifa, by the very act of defending Antifa, fully endorse the destruction of the concept of peaceful protest. They do this despite the fact that no one, Antifa included, seems to know specifically what Antifa wants outside of the destruction of the American democratic process. Honestly, by wearing their masks and black outfits the Antifa thugs appear as a negative image of an earlier Democratic Party, the ones that wore white hoods. Perhaps that explains the comfort level of democrats with Antifa. I can’t help but get the feeling that the members of Antifa would feel quite at home in Hilter’s brown shirts.

It’s even worse on social media. Little Markie, owner of FB and self appointed decider of what is fair, not only actively perpetrates the myth of peaceful Antifa but effectively bans any speech on his platform that shows their true colors. He has “Community Standards” you know. I guess his community standards include protecting violent thugs acting out against things little Markie thinks aren’t fair.

Then there is the alleged Mayor of Portland. This coward must have Vichy French blood in him because when the thugs he now protects surrounded his house in protest he instantly capitulated. This so called man has become virtually invisible since the Antifa outrage perpetrated in his city. Not even so much as the usual fake liberal promise, “We’ll do better in the future”. It has been widely reported for some time that he has ordered police to remain hands off when it comes to the terrorist thugs of Antifa. It appears that Antifa may now be ruling Portland, Oregon the way the Klan once ran large portions of the south.

Lets be clear, Antifa is part of an organized and discretely led and well funded behind the scenes, interstate conspiracy to deny civil rights to conservatives, members of religious groups or anyone they disagree with. They only have fear, intimidation and violence to offer. Making excuses for them makes you, in the gospel according to Sailor, an accomplice.

At the federal level there are long established procedures in the Justice Department for handling such malevolent groups. The employment of these tools against an active terrorist organization like Antifa is long overdue. However, given that the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is over staffed with far left wing nut jobs, uhm, I mean career service employees, this is unlikely to happen any time soon. These professional haters seem to feel that only liberal African-Americans and the homersexual minorities are worthy of their protection.

A large part of taking America back from the paid professional haters like Antifa, their supporters, the main stream media talking heads or the afore mentioned career service employees is learning the real history of America. It involves understanding that America has spent the last two hundred plus years seeking to perfect the concepts of liberty, justice and equality. It involves knowing that while never perfect no country in the history of the world has done more good for more people than America. It involves accepting and implementing the concept of personal responsibility for one actions. It involves enjoying the fourth of July for the reason it was founded on.

Anything else is a win for Antifa.

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How To Lie By Telling The Truth

Here is a generic compilation of several “stories” I heard on the radio recently. The news presenter (a much more accurate term than “Anchor”) reported breathlessly, “The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the complete un-redacted special counsels report.” Cut to the committee chairman, “The American people have the right to see everything in the report.” The news presenter then adds, “Republicans opposed the release of the un-redacted report.” Cut to commercial. The political novice, committed liberal or casual listener will likely reach the conclusion that there must be something seriously damaging in the special counsels report if the republicans are opposed to letting the public see it. That of course, was the purpose of the story.

The liberal, progressive, democrat, but I repeat myself, aversion to truth is well known to anyone willing to pay attention. Lying for these folks, at the leadership and media level, has become so ingrained, so second nature, that they are often completely oblivious to the fact that they are doing it. It has become an almost unconscious, ingrained ability to spin virtually any event in support of what ever current narrative they are trying to advance. It happens so often, especially in the so called main stream media that even the victims of the lies don’t even recognize that they are being lied to anymore. When presented with irrefutable evidence that they are not being honest the typical liberal, progressive, democrat reaction is name calling. AOC anyone?

The current demand by democrats in the House of Representatives to release the special counsels report in un-redacted form is a case study in how to lie by telling the truth.

Now, let us unpack that news “story” just a bit. We should examine each of the main points individually.

First. The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the complete un-redacted special counsels report. This is completely true. What the media knows but will not tell you is that this is nothing more than a combination fishing expedition and political stunt. Democrats and their media flunkies all know full well that the report contains, among other things, grand jury testimony. They also know that it is illegal to release that testimony without a court order to do so. Even then, judges are typically reluctant to release grand jury testimony because it is nearly all allegation and speculation instead of hard facts. How do you think the ham sandwich got itself indicted?

Second. The American people have the right to see everything in the report. This is a moral high ground misdirection. How great are you when standing up for the “rights” of the people? The American people have a right to see some of the report. The American people have a right to know what conclusions were reached by the special counsel and what, if any, recommendations were made. We do not have the right to speculative and often unverifiable grand jury testimony or knowledge of secret intelligence sources or methods until such time as an actual trial is convened.

Third. Republicans opposed the release of the un-redacted report. This is the technically true portion. What is deliberately left unsaid is that Republicans are, in this instance, following the law as it is written. Again, this is added to create the impression that republicans have some dreadful things to hide. While I personally find many republicans to be dreadful, in this case they are following a sound legal principle. In order for grand juries to function effectively the witnesses brought before them must believe that their testimony will remain protected until such time as a trial is convened.

So, what have we learned in this brief civics. political science lesson?

Mainly, that is entirely possible to lie by telling the truth.

Hopefully, we have learned that often times context is an integral component of truth.

Possibly, that the truth is often a little deeper than we originally thought.

Finally, that the “truth” is out there and, because it will seldom be given to us in its fullness, it is up to us to find it. All the news presenter can do is shine a flashlight in the fog of information. It is up to you to learn the actual facts, reasoning’s and motivations of every one and everything in the “story.”

I can’t promise you that it will be easy or financially rewarding but there is a certain comfort in understanding. In my case that is it’s own reward.

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They Are Going To Hate You Anyway

As a young player on my high school football team I would practice running pass routes over what we affectionately called “the middle”. In this area anyone trying to catch a pass is going to get hit by at least one defender, often hard, often by more than one defender, and usually you are in a vulnerable position when you do get hit. It is somewhat natural when you know the hit is coming to lose some of your focus on the ball to “prepare” yourself for the coming collision. My coach, recognizing that tendency in me called me out one day with a short but simple demand, “You might as well catch the ball, they are going to hit you anyway.”

I suppose it is an intrinsic need of all humans to seek approval. We seek it from our parents, friends, coworkers and, to some extent, even people we don’t even know. If you have ever moderated something you wanted to say because you worried about what people would say or think, you know what I am talking about.

As a conservative I am routinely under assault in one form or another because I refuse to moderate my pronouncements because of what someone might think. While I routinely upset many snowflakes and establishment swamp dwellers I work very hard to keep my positions grounded in both facts and common sense. The great offended typically place themselves under no such restrictions.

One of the most difficult things for me to accept early on was that I would be despised, sight unseen, by the great practitioners of tolerance, liberals. I soon learned that this intolerance would rapidly descend into outright hatred if I insisted on maintaining my beliefs. It gets even worse when you point out their hypocrisy.

I am sometimes accused of making blanket accusations. Where they apply I admit to doing so. Liberals, especially those in leadership positions, are dedicated practitioners of hate towards anyone they disagree with but especially conservatives. Don’t believe me? Allow me to inform you of some history that, as a public school victim, you were likely never taught.

Remember how evil Richard Nixon was? He caved to liberal demands far to often. He gave them the thuggish EPA and nearly tanked the economy by giving into liberal demands for wage and price controls. How was he rewarded for his compliance?

Remember what a senile dunce Ronald Reagan was? He trusted liberals when they promised him they would secure the border if he granted amnesty to 3 million plus illegal aliens. Have you seen the border lately?

Remember George H. Bush? He also trusted liberals when they promised him $3 in spending cuts for every dollar he raised our taxes. They not only never cut spending in any way shape or form, they spent so much that we are still paying for that travesty today.

Then there was George W. Bush. Remember how utterly evil he was? He gave liberals Medicare Part D, a massive expansion of a government program that was already teetering on the verge of bankruptcy. He gave liberals the TSA, a massive new union created for the sole purpose of creating a new revenue stream for democrat fundraising, suffering at the time because of declining union membership. How was he rewarded for such deliberate malfeasance? Liberals tried convincing America that he personally steered a hurricane onto New Orleans because the black population there did not vote for him.

The point is, no matter what you give to liberals, it is never enough. No matter how much you comply that compliance is never exactly enough. The masters of the moving goal post only want one thing, complete and absolute control over you, your life and your money. Their smiling faces, innocent requests and “devotion” to “tolerance” are a smokescreen created for the sole purpose of misleading you.

A current analogy would be the “Palestinian” demands to negotiate with Israel. Since the “Palestinians” only want one thing, the death of every Jew on the planet, what is there for Israel to negotiate? Would liberals and “Palestinians” be happy if Israel committed to a timetable for the extermination of their race? I suspect they would then castigate the Jews for not killing themselves off quickly enough. It seems to be the way liberals think today.

So, here we are today, a great many so called conservatives trying to thread the needle of reason by balancing their beliefs on the head of the liberal pin. I reject that posturing and you should too. This doesn’t mean we are mean or evil. It means we simply accept that reality exists and is not subject to the vagaries of human imagination.

It means that we have to acknowledge that:

There are not 12, 45 or 92 genders.

That, at the political level, we have a two tiered justice system, one for conservatives and one for liberals.

That four year old boys cannot “know” that they are actually little girls.

That voter fraud not only exists in stunning proportions but is almost exclusively democrat in origin.

That there is nothing wrong with being proud of America.

That not all cops are evil racists.

That if you commit a crime the color of your skin should have no bearing on if you are charged.

That there is in fact no such thing as “white privilege”.

That “toxic masculinity” is an invention to make certain angry women feel better about themselves.

That “gender studies” are in fact nothing but political propaganda disguised as education.

That illegal aliens have no “right” to be here or to have access to our tax dollars though welfare or tax refunds from Earned Income or Child Tax credits.

That so called hate crimes laws (more appropriately named thought crimes) are in themselves expressions of hate.

That actual journalism is dead.

That the government and major corporations have no right to collect, mine and store all our data.

That a very large group of Americans are just fine with all of the above.

Boy could I go on and on and on…

Merely bringing these talking points up for consideration will mark me as the focus of evil in the modern world by every liberal and “conservative” swamp dweller that may read this. In fact, many so called conservatives will blast me for such “insensitive” thinking. In their desperation to gain the approval of their liberal “friends” they will attempt to portray themselves as understanding and tolerant by pointing out all the “errors” in my logic. In the end though, despite all their efforts to destroy, I mean correct me, those so called conservatives will still be hated by those same liberals they seek approval from.

I live in reality. I am not governed by my feelings but by simple, eternal truths. I screen my passions through the filter of my principles. I will always defend the truth, remembering what coach said, “Catch the ball, they are going to hit you anyways.”

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Drowning in Syrup

It goes without saying that anyone who was a POW has a certain amount of hero in them. Once upon a time, John McCain was a hero. In trading his heroic time as a POW for political expediency nothing that followed would, or could, be heroic.

Now that the media/DNC has had their McCain orgasm, can we get back to reality?

As I have written in earlier articles, I have little appreciation for the so called “Maverick” of the Senate. For starters, he never met an illegal alien that he didn’t think was entitled to everything you had in your wallet. His wallet of course, was off limits.

As a person, of course I grieve for his and his families suffering. Being married to my wonderful wife only a couple of years less than McCain and his wife I think I can approximate how his wife is feeling about now. She and her family have my deepest sympathies. I will pray for all of them.

Even so, McCain chose to make himself a political figure and thus, while many cannot, I can separate the person from the opportunist, narcissistic political hack that was John McCain, the Senator. Think I am incorrectly describing him? You simply need to read news reports about him during his presidential run or any time he sided with his party or parties president. I mean, they even swore he was not an American citizen.

Isn’t it curious how all the members of the so called media and their democrat accomplices poured (or vomited, depending on your perspective) their “love” and “respect” for John McCain all over us? How they marveled at his “decency”, “honor” and “courage”. They positively gushed over the fact that he was always willing to “cross the aisle” to work with democrats, even though the democrats never returned the favor. For days on end it was one glowing love fest after another. All from the very same people that hated him for nearly his entire career and made no efforts to hide that fact. Apparently the leader of the senate republican surrender caucus will be much missed, by his political opponents and his fellow swamp dwelling republican co-conspiritors.

I didn’t watch any coverage after the first day so I may have missed it but, where were all his fellow POW’s? Seems to me if he was such a beloved leader during that time they would have been beating down the doors to extol his virtues. Like I said, I might have missed that.

Then there was the much ballyhooed “conflict” between McCain and President Trump, who allowed the McCain family the use of Air Force 2 even though he didn’t have to, was never far from every “deeply saddened” journalists report. The incident was intended by the media to be a blunt instrument with which to attack the president. I’m sure, from the warm place I suspect he now occupies, McCain beamed with appreciation at the medias efforts to burnish his “maverick”, “bipartisan” and “straight talking” credentials. Honestly though, he was never much of any of those things.

As a fellow sailor allow me to help you out. Johnny boy, you picked a fight with someone who punched back hard and you lost. I suspect that being Admiral Daddys boy meant you never learned the lesson everyone else by middle school learned in that scenario, namely, get over it. Like the self absorbed narcissist he was he simply couldn’t let go of the “insult” from Trump. Instead of trying match his reputation and “reach across the divide” between him and the president, little Johnny had to go all self righteous and indignant. If you think about that response, it actually reveals more about McCain than it does Trump. While I’m certain that response made his media hack buddies extremely happy it was at best counter productive. It is further proof of how much he valued media approval over implementing a conservative agenda.

Now that the funeral is over I suspect the gushing wave of sickly sweet syrupy devotion to a media manufactured image will begin dissipating.

It’s about time. I’m drowning in the syrup.

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