Thursday, December 29, 2016

Debbie Reynolds - Tribute - R.I.P.

                                                                  Tammy


                                                Far Beyond The Stars                                                   


                                                                Dominique

                                                    A Home In The Meadows


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great Talent

 Lets jump to the 21st century for a treat. I thought the piano was going to start smoking. This guy is good! Enjoy!

Luca Sestak is a worldwide, award winning Boogie/Jazz pianist. He started playing piano when he was eight. A true talent, a real prodigy. His parents gave him piano lessons in classical music. Luca was bored and quit. Then Luca heard Boogie piano music, and he loved it. Luca started video recording himself playing Boogie piano music, and posting his videos on YouTube when he was only 13. In a short time he was a YouTube sensation and now considered one of the best. Here is a sample of Luca Sestak's Boogie piano. It's called, "Joogie Wazz."


That was so good I added another number by this talented man. This one is called "Boogie Woogie Stomp." I wonder if that refers to his legs constantly moving?



Monday, December 26, 2016

Christmas Was Fun?

I hope you enjoyed the Christmas music and learning about the origins of some of the songs.


My vulgar trolls were at it Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day. You can see just one of the comments I got from the self proclaimed Christian Dervish. Dervish has called Trump Hitler. Now he says Trump is the anti-Christ and his wife is a Russian spy. Not to mention he continues lies about me being 5 other people. Dervish is a total lying left wing nut job. He probably claims he gets radio stations off his teeth. The guy writes one post a month, but is on all the blogs everyday spreading his Christian values, like insulting, lies, death threats, and more. His buddy Dog who also claims to be Christian shows that Christianity by calling people cocksuckers. Then they talk about going to church together. Then there is the proven Jew hater RN who gets up at 3:52am Christmas Eve Day just to spew his insults on a right wing blog. Of course they all claim Trump is Hitler and worse. Then they wonder why they and those like them in the Democratic party lost the election, laughable. These liberals are all convinced that Trump means the end of the world. These are very sick people who just want to spread their hate. I'll repeat what I said before;
If you believe these hate filled people, then don't bother to comment here, or even read this blog. Life is to short to have such evil hypocrites posting on this blog. I pity those that will spend the next 4 years spewing hate, instead of talking about realistic ways to stop Trump's legislation.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Music


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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Carol of the Bells

"Carol of the Bells" (also known as the "Ukrainian Bell Carol") is a choral miniature work originally composed by the Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych. Throughout the composition, Leontovych used a four note motif as an ostinato which was taken from an ancient pagan Ukrainian New Year's chant known in Ukrainian as "Shchedryk" [the Generous One]. The composer created the piece as an assignment for a harmony course he was taking by correspondence in the use of an ostinato. The original work was intended to be sung a cappella by mixed choir. Two other variants of the composition; one for woman's choir and another for children's choir with piano accompaniment were also created by the composer.
The "Carol of the Bells" was premiered in December 1916 by a choral group made up of students at Kiev University. It was introduced to Western audiences by the Ukrainian National Chorus during its concert tour of Europe and the Americas, where it premiered in the United States on October 5, 1921 at Carnegie Hall.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

When A Child Is Born


"When A Child Is Born" is a popular Christmas song. The original melody was "Soleado", a tune from 1974 by Ciro Dammicco (alias Zacar), composer for Italy's Daniel Sentacruz Ensemble, and Dario Baldan Bembo. The tune was based on Damicco's earlier tune "Le rose blu" published in 1972. The English language lyrics were written a few years later by Fred Jay (who wrote many hits for Boney M such as Rasputin and Ma Baker). They do not make specific mention of Christmas but the importance they attach to looking forward to the birth of one particular child somewhere, anywhere, suggests a reference to the birth of Jesus Christ, and the citing of "a tiny star" that "lights up way up high" may allude to the Star of Bethlehem. Fred Jay's lyrics have been sung by many artists, most successfully by Johnny Mathis in 1976.

The Grinch

This song become a Christmas favorite in 1966 as the title song from "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." A TV special, which is now a Christmas tradition. The lyrics were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, the music was composed by Albert Hague, and the song was performed by Thurl Ravenscroft. The song's lyrics describe the Grinch as being foul, bad-mannered and sinister using increasingly creative put-downs, metaphors and synonyms, beginning with the opening line "you're a mean one, Mr. Grinch". It reminded me of my evil troll Dervish, so I had to include this song.


7 O'clock News/Silent Night



                                                Simon and Garfunkel 1966.
                                                A Christmas carol for their time.
                                                Sounds like our time also.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Let It Snow

"Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!", also known as "Let It Snow", is a song written by lyricist Sammy Cahn and composer Jule Styne in July 1945. It was written in Hollywood, California during a heat wave as Cahn and Styne imagined cooler conditions. Although the song's lyrics make no mention of Christmas, it is played on radio stations during the Christmas season and is often covered by various artists on Christmas-themed albums.
This version was recorded by Dean Martin in1959 on his album "A Winter Romance." It is by far the most popular recording of this song. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Silent Night

"Silent Night" (German: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht) is a popular Christmas carol, composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria. It was declared an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2011. The song has been recorded by a large number of singers from every music genre. The version sung by Bing Crosby is the third best-selling single of all-time.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Commercial Christmas




A couple of very popular commercial Christmas songs. First, is the great Jimmy Durante singing "Frosty the Snowman" from the 1969 animated cartoon.
Second is the popular Gene Autry singing, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Recorded in 1949 it became the second largest selling single, selling 25 million copies.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Do You Here What I Here?

The most popular and famous recording was this version by Bing Crosby released in October of 1963. It was an immediate holiday hit and will be for decades, maybe centuries to come.

"Do You Hear What I Hear?" is a song written in October 1962, with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker. The pair, married at the time, wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Regney had been invited by a record producer to write a Christmas song, but he was hesitant due to the commercialism of the Christmas holiday. It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists.
 

Sunday, December 11, 2016

O Holy Night

"O Holy Night" (French: Cantique de Noël) is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" (Midnight, Christians) by a wine merchant and poet, Placide Cappeau (1808–1877).
The modern day version are not the words of the original poem, but the meaning remains the same. It is the story of the night of the birth of Christ. Purely a religious song. Many great singers have sung a version of this song. It is one of the most popular Christmas songs of the last 150 years. One of the first versions recorded was by Caruso in 1916, which you can still hear. The most popular version is this 1960 recording by Nat King Cole.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Happy Christmas - War Is Over

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. The lyrics are set to the traditional English ballad "Skewball". Lenon borrowed many of the words from many other songs. So slight that it never ran into copyright problems. Basically a protest song against the Vietnam war, it has now become a Christmas classic.

The Crybaby Democrats Are Caving In Already

Senate Democrats Give Up On Coal Miner Health Benefits, Averting Government Shutdown (UPDATE)

Sen. Joe Manchin said he hopes to enlist President-elect Donald Trump’s help for the miners.

12/09/2016 06:38 pm ET | Updated 10 hours ago

Instead of Calling Trump Hitler

This is the kind of action needed, not just calling Trump Hitler, but trying to stop the harm he will do with his legislation, or decrees. A bipartisan effort. We can't expect to defeat everything Trump does, but we can fight every effort he makes either in the legislature, or in the courts. 

WASHINGTON ― Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) unveiled legislation on Friday to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation under President-elect Donald Trump ― now the question is whether it will work.
The bipartisan bill, called the Bridge Act, would effectively maintain the protections of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACAMore than 740,000 young people were granted deportation reprieve and work permits under the program, but could now lose those protections, should Trump follow through on a promise to end DACA immediately upon taking office.
The Durbin-Graham measure could serve two purposes: If it passes, so-called Dreamers could live without constant fear of deportation and continue to legally work and drive. If it doesn’t, it could still put pressure on Trump to keep away from DACA recipients.
He and other Democrats, joined by only a few Republicans, are scrambling to find ways to protect the Dreamers they’ve urged to come forward to the government. Durbin has been one of the top advocates for Dreamers. He introduced the Dream Act that gave them their name in 2001 and he pushed for Obama to create DACA when that legislation failed.
“I feel, as President Obama feels, a personal responsibility to help these young people weather this political storm,” Durbin told a small group of reporters.
The Dream Act would have granted Dreamers a path to legal status, as would the 2013 immigration reform bill that Durbin and Graham helped draft. The new bill would put DACA recipients into a new type of status, “provisional protected presence,” that would last for three years from enactment. It would not be constrained to only those who currently have DACA: eligible individuals who have not yet applied could be granted provisional protected presence as well. All would have to pay a fee, undergo a background check and meet the eligibility requirements for DACA.
The bill would also ensure that information individuals gave the government for DACA or for the new provisional protected presence could not be used for immigration enforcement, with exceptions for national security or non-immigration felony investigations.
The politics could be tough, but Durbin said he is hopeful. Thus far, the Bridge Act has two other co-sponsors: Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.). Durbin said there is a long list of Democrats who want to join, but they plan to add people in pairs ― one Republican and one Democrat. They will reintroduce the bill in 2017.
Durbin said he thinks other Republicans might sign on. Even though they don’t say it publicly, Durbin said, “most of them feel it’s only fair to take care of these young people.” 
Durbin noted that Trump’s recent comments on DACA recipients that were, at least in tone, relatively sympathetic to them. Like Trump’s previous efforts at softening on immigration, this should probably be taken with many grains of salt. A Trump aide later told the Associated Press that the president-elect still plans to end DACA. 
“We’re going to work something out that’s going to make people happy and proud. But that’s a very tough situation,” Trump told Time Magazine. “They got brought here at a very young age, they’ve worked here, they’ve gone to school here. Some were good students. Some have wonderful jobs. And they’re in never-never land because they don’t know what’s going to happen.”
Durbin acknowledged that Trump often contradicts himself, but said he was encouraged anyway. “I’m going to seize on every encouraging word,” he said.
Durbin also noted that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) had expressed sympathy for DACA recipients. Ryan said on Thursday that they “should have something that balances the concerns of all parties involved and makes sure that we don’t pull the rug out from under people.”
Some Democrats have argued that Obama should do something more to protect DACA recipients before he leaves office. The White House has said that isn’t an option, especially House Democrats’ pleas for him to issue pardons for DACA recipients. Those Democrats say this would be legal and that he can do so for civil offenses even in a way that would preemptively pardon future unlawful presence in the U.S.; White House officials and Durbin have said that is not the case.
On Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest once again shot down the idea of pardons for DACA recipients. He said Obama and his team were briefing Trump and his team on why they decided to create the program and its benefits.
 “We’re also continuing to encourage Congress to take action,” Earnest said in a press briefing. “Ultimately, the kind of executive action that President Obama has pursued was largely pursued because of congressional inaction.”
Since the Bridge Act would only last for three years from enactment and because it doesn’t include everyone, it would be crucial to continue to press for broader immigration reform, Durbin told reporters. Democrats and Republicans have been opposed to piecemeal immigration reform efforts in the past, and Durbin said he had heard concerns about pushing for a bill that would leave out so many other undocumented immigrants.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), for example, spoke on the Senate floor on Thursday about the need to protect DACA recipients’ parents, neighbors and others as well.
Durbin said he and Menendez had talked about the matter repeatedly. Menendez’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether he supports the bill.
“We still have an important job in comprehensive immigration reform,” Durbin told reporters, “but it would be disastrous and just wrong to say that we are going to ignore what’s going to happen to the lives of these DACA individuals.”

Friday, December 9, 2016

Trump Is Hitler

The liberal haters are still at it. Trump is Hitler! Trump is Hitler! Trump is Hitler!
Their lack of history is astounding. Their passion for hate is unbounded. It's funny how the most hateful of all are the same that attack this blog and stole my posts. RN, Dervish, Dog, Shaw, and and the rest of their hate filled crowd.
No discussion by them of what strategies might be used to stop Trumps decisions and legislation, or what their priorities are as to where to even start. They are having to much fun screaming hate to actually do anything about the Hitler they fear so badly.
I'm not going to spend the next four years simply screaming Trump is Hitler, nor am I going to even listen to their hate. I'm sure these idiot liberals will vote for Trump's disasters, just as they voted for Bush's lies, wars, and killing innocent people. All it will take is another attack against America and they will all line up to support whatever illegal, unconstitutional act of violence and killing Trumps wants to do. And I can just hear another round of calling people traitors for not supporting whatever violence Trump wants to inflict on innocent people. They will be duped just as the German people were in the 1930's.
Good luck to the haters. They will just tear this country further apart and make worse what they claim they don't want. They had plenty of practice calling Bush Hitler as they went along with his killing. Acting against their own self interest seems to be an American behavior now made an American tradition.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

White Christmas

"White Christmas" a secular song written by the Jewish-American songwriter Irving Berlin. First publicly performed by Bing Crosby on Christmas Day in 1941 on his NBC radio show, The Kraft Music Hall. The song won The Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1942, performed in the movie "Holiday Inn." That was a duet version with Martha Mears.
The song still holds the record for the best selling single of all time, selling more than 100 million copies. The song was a perfect fit for Crosby's voice. Crosby recorded the song many times. This is his most famous version recorded in 1947.



Sunday, December 4, 2016

Religion and the Holiday Season

I do not believe in a god, I believe in science. Having said that, it's indisputable that religion is the motivation behind some of the best art and music humans have ever produced. That's not proof of a supreme being, just the passion of those who believe in an invisible being in the sky. Religion produces more evil hypocrites than politics, and is the cause for most of the wars and killing in human history.

I believe in living by the "Golden Rule" which has nothing to do with believing in religion, or some invisible god. Simply good advice on how to treat our fellow human beings.

I don't question the motivation behind the product of artists, or musicians, I just appreciate the final product. If their motivation is religious, that doesn't detract (for me) from the quality of the final product. And because I find that final product of the highest quality, that doesn't mean I believe in their motivation that produced that product. I have no clue of the religious beliefs of the artists I highlight, and I could care less. So I will be highlighting religious music during the Holidays, or at anytime. 

Friday, December 2, 2016

They Are Still Crying

The liberals, especially the liberal bloggers, are still crying. It's been weeks since the election, yet, the crying gets worse. From cries of a rigged election, Trump being an illegitimate president elect, recounts in multiple States, and of course claiming Trump is Hitler. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad and a waste of time. They are exactly what they claim Trump would be, if he lost the election. They sure know how to bitch and cry. They sure know how to spread their hate.
Claiming Trump is Hitler is the worse insult to those who died, or survived the Holocaust and the other millions who died because of Hitler.
To bad they don't know what to do besides cry and hate. Let's hope Mr. Schumer knows how to do more than cry and hate. Lets hope Mr. Schumer is smarter than Reid, or Pelosi. I don't think so, because the Democrats just put Pelosi back in leadership.
Recounts won't work crybabies. Calling Trump Hitler won't work crybabies. Lessons you should have learned from Bush II, but hate rules your thinking, not logic, or how to actually stop Trump legislation. Stopping Trump isn't about making your hate public. It didn't stop Bush, in fact, you idiot liberals (Hillary Clinton) went along with and voted for the Bush agenda of lies and killing innocent victims and you still called Bush Hitler. .  

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond was one of the greatest musical acts of the last half of the 20th century and still around today. Given the talent and great music created during that time, that says a lot. The awards for him keep adding up. Known for signature songs that Americans love. A song writer that made other bands famous recording his songs.

I chose the following from one of his earlier (6th studio release) albums, "Tap Root Manuscript." Diamond's expression of an African sound. It's called, "The African Trilogy." Released in 1970. This is the whole "B" side of that album. The "A" side had his hits like "Free Life" and "Cold Water Morning", and "Cracklin' Rosie."



This would be considered outside of the popular songs Diamond was famous for, but I think it's an example of his musical genius. This man has been a big hit for over 50 years. Check out his music! 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Desperate Are The Deplorable

The mourning after the election the liberals shut down their blogs and comment sections. My troll (Dervish Sanders) posted he would quit blogging. It was the biggest example of political crybabies ever in American politics.
A few days later the liberal blogs were up and posting again, but they would not post comments, I guess because they could not handle the, "I told you so!" My troll Dervish Sanders did not quit blogging (no surprise) just another lie from the troll. Instead Dervish went on a rampage of vile comments and more death threats to me. I put an end to my troll Dervish Sanders and his almost 1,000 comments and multiple death threats. Anyone who wants to comment on this blog must send their comments by email and I will post them. The troll Dervish Sanders was afraid to expose his email and I haven't heard from him since. I knew he would be to chicken to give his email.
The cries of Trump is Hitler, which started even before the Republican primaries started, became not only worse after the election, but a talking point for the party that lost the election (Democrats). Just another example of the hate coming out of the Clinton campaign. It's an insult of the highest magnitude to Holocaust victims and survivors everywhere to compare Trump to Hitler, but these liberals know no bounds.
The Democrats (Clinton) couldn't even get their vote out, and they wonder why. Their hate was obvious. Stabbing Bernie in the back after he had been nothing but a gentleman during the primaries showed Americans what they thought of Hillary, was correct.
The nastiness by her supporters was spread all over the country, especially on the blogs. My personal example of being attacked was just another out of 100's of thousands.
Hillary ran on the Obama agenda, not her own, even though all the polls were saying Americans wanted a change.You have got to be bad if you can't even beat a bigot like Trump.
Then the street protests, and of course the violence. People got shot!
Then the attack on the Electoral College provision of the Constitution. I wonder why the Democrats didn't do something about that after the 2000 election? Anyways, it was not only the trait of a crybaby, but truly stating they would not abide by the Constitutional process. An anti-American stance. if there ever was one.
Now they have a recount in Wisconsin and hope to have recounts in at least two other States. They have raised 5-1/2 million dollars to a needed 7 million dollars to have these recounts done. Their money would be better spent on trying to stop Trumps legislative moves, or pay Electoral College voters to change their vote. The recounts will not change a thing and there was no rigged election. Democrats lost the election by their bumbling and hate filled behavior, not to mention their very poor candidate.
The Democrats have a righteous complaint about the type of people Trump is appointing, but this is no surprise, especially to the millions who voted to make Trump president. When Democrats decide to quit crying and denouncing the Constitution of the United States, and fight, then Americans might listen. Nobody likes a crybaby, especially mean spirited crybabies that refuse to accept the law of the land. The law we have lived by since 1789. These Democratic desperate are the deplorable.
Trump has no mandate, as the Trump campaign is saying. The simple fact that he lost the majority vote proves that, but Republicans swept the election all over the country. Governors, Mayors, Congress positions Senate positions, State legislators, etc., etc......it was a huge Republican election win.
So far Trump has shown us the worst of his decision making abilities. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General is an example. Dr. Ben Carson for Housing and Urban development? Dr. Carson said himself last week he does not have the ability to head up any federal department, which is quite obvious.
Today Trump said the almost 2 million votes Clinton is leading by, those votes are all cast by illegal voters. To have such an obvious liar as president, is dangerous. To have such an obvious bigot as president, is dangerous.
Democratic hate, nastiness, and bumbling gave us president Trump. That hate will only build with Trump as president for four years, or possibly eight years as recent history shows a typical presidential term. The politics of hate started by the Republicans will only get worse bolstered by the hate filled Democrats.
The people will suffer starting in a few months. The first 100 days of a Trump administration is set to end help for those who need help the most in our country.
The founding documents write about the people, not corporations. The words company, corporation, business, capitalists, or capitalism are not mentioned in those documents, which are our guide on making decisions for our legislators.
So on with your strategy of hate Democrats, I won't be joining that garbage effort.     

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Stardust

"Stardust" was one of the favorite songs of the 20th century. Composed in 1927 by Hoagy Carmichael with lyrics added in 1929 by Mitchell Parish. Just about every musician has recorded this song. It also became popular as an instrumental tune, notably by many sax players, early big bands, and jazz bands.

This is the great composer Hoagy Carmichael playing his song "Stardust" on the piano and his vocal version of Mitchell Parish's words. Hoagy originally called the song "Star Dust."


This next version is perhaps the most famous version of "Stardust." Sung by the great Nat King Cole.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Party Over Country

The liberals are looking for any way to change the results of this election, including throwing out the rules of the Constitution we have lived under for over 240 years. Dam the Constitution, as long as the Democratic party prevails. Party over country. The same policy the Republicans have been using for decades. The same excuse the Republicans explain why they refuse to vote on a Supreme Court Justice the president has nominated, leaving the country with only 8 Supreme Court Justices for far to long. As long as the party prevails it doesn't matter what harm is done to the country, or the Constitution. All elected officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution, but now, both parties will ignore their sworn oaths for the betterment of their own party's goals. They should ALL be impeached for breaking their oaths. If we accept ignoring the law, that's when we lose our freedoms. If you cried foul when the Supreme Court appointed Bush to the presidency, how in the Hell can you support an unconstitutional move to change the results of a fair election?

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Dave Clark Five

                                                        The Dave Clark Five

                                                       First, "Bits and Pieces."
                                                       Second, "Glad All Over."

The Dave Clark Five - A British group that first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show just 3 weeks after the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. They had multiple big hits and rivaled the Beatles. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, 2008. Tom Hanks gave the induction speech and described the music of The Dave Clark Five and the effect the band had on America. You have to check out their music!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tommy Edwards

This was Mr. Edwards biggest singing hit released in 1958. "It's All in the Game." Mr. Edwards was a singer/songwriter. Most of his songs were made big hits by other singers. He wrote, "A Fool Such as I", "Hey There Lonely Girl", "Please Love me Forever". and "Mourning Side of the Mountain."

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Electoral College Instruction

The Founders intended to place a brake on popular opinion alone by the choice of electors who might deliberate on the choice of a chief executive. This is merely one example of the numerous checks and balances throughout the Constitution that imprint it everywhere as a compact between states and as a representative democracy rather than a pure democracy based on population alone.
It also is true that with the rise of formal political parties, unforeseen by the Founders, the Electoral College ceased to function in one of its intended purposes, that of deliberation and choice apart from the popular vote by states.
However, stating that the Electoral College was a demand of Southern states and that the “infamous deal” of the three-fifths clause was part of this bargain to maintain Southern supremacy was in error. The three-fifths clause was offered not by a Southerner but by James Wilson of Pennsylvania and related primarily to taxation — that is, determining taxes to be paid to the federal government by the states based on population as a measure of wealth. In fact, reviewing the history of this clause and how the formula was arrived at demonstrates this. Counting slaves as three-fifths in fact decreased the representation of Southern states in the House of Representatives.
Further, the Electoral College is a reflection of the constitutional compromise where one house of the legislative body is elected by population while the Senate represents the states in their equality. Again, this compromise originated in the insistence by small states, regardless of region, to be equally represented. Had this been otherwise, would the New England states, whose population at the time was already less than the state of New York, have agreed to such a formula? Maryland, poised between North and South and whose role in the Constitution was frequently key, was one of the authors of this compromise, just as she was the originator of the non-establishment clause that guaranteed separation of church and state.
The states represent different interests, both regional and economic, and the Electoral College is an attempt to guarantee a national basis for the selection of a chief executive. The Constitution never could have been ratified without this essential compromise, and the difficulty of amending it is just another brake to be sure hasty and ill-considered changes are hard to achieve.
Whenever the popular and the Electoral College votes diverge, as they apparently do in this latest election, there is a focus on this “undemocratic” institution. But consider in this latest election how the very smallest change in votes in a few key states — such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — would have tipped the election the other way.
In a nation of this size, the percentage of difference between the two candidates is really miniscule; regardless of the fact that, mathematically, such a difference — about ½ of 1 percent in this instance — represents about 500,000 votes.
Perhaps those disgruntled by the result of the election should reflect on their candidate’s seeming inability to achieve a fuller turnout of their supporters or other flaws rather than immediately resorting to an attack on our political institutions.
It is quite possible for the states to require their electors to reflect their individual state’s popular vote, but to abolish the system for a pure popular vote removes a protection for minority rights which is found repeatedly throughout the Constitution as we have it.
Would we truly want large regional majorities from the two coasts to alone choose our president? The system of checks and balances left to us by the Founders is the surest guarantee of protecting minority rights that we have.
Elections come and go and parties rise and fall, but the Constitution survives. Let us remember that.

J. Craig Scherf of Duluth, MN - Historical researcher

Luke:
If we eliminate the Electoral College we will never have another presidential candidate campaign in a small State and the presidency will always be decided by California, New York, and other large population States. That will of course make legislation biased towards California and other large population States. It's the height of arrogance and egotism that today's liberal sore losers think they know better than the founding fathers.    

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Red Neck Nation Votes

Similar to Truman's win, all the polls and news outlets had Clinton winning right up to and including election day. They all got it wrong.
Trump won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote. It's a stipulation of the Constitution that the Electoral College elects the president, not the popular vote. We have lived with that legal reality for over 240 years. Yet, the crybaby liberals refuse to accept Trump as the legal and fair winner. That's funny given the liberals were screaming about Trump possibly not accepting Clinton as the fair winner, if she won. So the liberals are now acting like Trump, funny.
There is a strategy by liberals to change the Electoral College vote before the Electoral College meets and votes on December 19th. The liberals need to change the vote of 37 Electoral College voters to have Clinton declared president. Good luck with that.
The mathematical possibility that the winner of the most votes would lose the Electoral College has always existed, but it has only happened a few times in the history of our country. The Democrats expressed sour grapes after the 2000 election, but never moved to amend the Constitution and eliminate the Electoral College. Now many (including the ex AG Eric Holder) are calling for amending the Constitution and eliminating the Electoral College. The problem of course, is gerrymandering, which the Democrats could change easier than amending the Constitution, which takes the approval of 2/3's of the States, both the Senate and the House, and of course the presidents signature. The cries of an illegitimate election are false and just a reaction by sore losers.
The difference between a Trump administration and an Obama administration could not be more diametrically opposed. The personal styles and presentation of Obama compared to Trump are as different as night and day. Obama is an intellectual with class and probably the best oratory skills of any president including Kennedy. Trump is nothing more than a carnival barker with the oratory of a bar fly drunk and the morals of a 19th century bigot.
So how could half of our 21st century people vote for such 19th century vulgarity and bigotry? We have to admit that over the last 50 years our oral and visual utterances have become more vulgar, for a mixture of reasons, including court decisions of free speech and social norms. As we allow the coarsening of our speech and visuals, we forgot that responsibility has to be part of our Constitutional rights. It's not enough to simply accept that people can say, show, and do whatever they want without a counter voice of responsible speech and images. I'm not talking about legal constraints, but people's acceptance of what is publicly acceptable. I'm not talking about legal censorship, but personal censorship, especially when it comes to our children. To me, the most biting political ad I saw was Clinton's ad showing children watching Trump on TV uttering his vulgar oratory. If Trump had been in a school talking to children, he would have been asked to leave. Yet, it's OK to allow that kind of oral vulgarity to enter our living rooms, because he is on TV? We created this monster through our acceptance of past political and social deterioration of oral and visual vulgarity. We reject our authorities using censorship, so here we are.      
The bigotry and racism is something we have tried to suppress with some success, but humans are flawed. Bigotry and racism are learned traits, and it appears many of our parents are teaching traits we publicly claim to abhor. This proves to me that legislation to curb bigotry and racism is needed and we need more. There is a difference between personal and public behavior. I wish the rejection of people would be enough to suppress such vile words, or behavior, but we know it's not. The hypocrites that call themselves liberals have to take some responsibility for the excessive vulgarity in society, that this election has proven to be acceptable.
These hypocritical liberals are ridiculous. Their hate knows no bounds. Then after Trump was declared the winner,  they shut down their blog, they shut down their comment sections, they said publicly the election was a fraud, they cried publicly that this election was a devastation to all good Americans, they claimed "Clinton won the popular vote" which is not the Constitutional determination of the winner of a presidential election.
I chastised Republicans for being sore losers. for obstructing everything Obama proposed even though some of those proposals were Republican ideas. For putting party before country. For claiming Obama was an illegitimate president because he was not a legal American. A racist stance if ever there was one. For wishing our new black president ill and treating him without respect. I can do no different for these ugly, mean spirited Liberals and their evil words for our new president elect. Oppose Trump, as you must! But he is no Hitler! He is a reflection of ourselves, believe that, or not. He IS going to be our president, like that, or not. He already stated that he will not seek to eliminate Obama care, but will tweak it. Gee, that's exactly what Clinton promised, and the liberals loved it.
The next 4 years should be fun and strange. And OMG imagine 8 years of Trump. That's a distinct possibility given the history of our presidential terms. So cry all you want liberals! Your hate helped make Trump president, now live with it!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Why We Need a New Democratic Party


As a first step, I believe it necessary for the members and leadership of the Democratic National Committee to step down and be replaced by people who are determined to create a party that represents America – including all those who feel powerless and disenfranchised, and who have been left out of our politics and left behind in our economy.
The Democratic Party as it is now constituted has become a giant fundraising machine, too often reflecting the goals and values of the moneyed interests. This must change. The election of 2016 has repudiated it. We need a people’s party – a party capable of organizing and mobilizing Americans in opposition to Donald Trump’s Republican party, which is about to take over all three branches of the U.S. government. We need a New Democratic Party that will fight against intolerance and widening inequality.
What happened in America Tuesday should not be seen as a victory for hatefulness over decency. It is more accurately understood as a repudiation of the American power structure.
At the core of that structure are the political leaders of both parties, their political operatives, and fundraisers; the major media, centered in New York and Washington DC; the country’s biggest corporations, their top executives, and Washington lobbyists and trade associations; the biggest Wall Street banks, their top officers, traders, hedge-fund and private-equity managers, and their lackeys in Washington; and the wealthy individuals who invest directly in politics.
At the start of the 2016 election cycle, this power structure proclaimed Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush shoo-ins for the nominations of the Democratic and Republican parties. After all, both of these individuals had deep bases of funders, well-established networks of political insiders, experienced political advisers and all the political name recognition any candidate could possibly want.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the White House. The presidency was won by Donald Trump, who made his fortune marketing office towers and casinos, and, more recently, starring in a popular reality-television program, and who has never held elective office or had anything to do with the Republican party. Hillary Clinton narrowly won the popular vote, but not enough of the states and their electors secure a victory.
Hillary Clinton’s defeat is all the more remarkable in that her campaign vastly outspent the Trump campaign on television and radio advertisements, and get-out-the-vote efforts. Moreover, her campaign had the support in the general election not of only the kingpins of the Democratic party but also many leading Republicans, including most of the politically active denizens of Wall Street and the top executives of America’s largest corporations, and even former Republican president George HW Bush. Her campaign team was run by seasoned professionals who knew the ropes. She had the visible and forceful backing of Barack Obama, whose popularity has soared in recent months, and his popular wife. And, of course, she had her husband.
Trump, by contrast, was shunned by the power structure. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, actively worked against Trump’s nomination. Many senior Republicans refused to endorse him, or even give him their support. The Republican National Committee did not raise money for Trump to the extent it had for other Republican candidates for president.
What happened?
There had been hints of the political earthquake to come. Trump had won the Republican primaries, after all. More tellingly, Clinton had been challenged in the Democratic primaries by the unlikeliest of candidates – a 74-year-old Jewish senator from Vermont who described himself as a democratic socialist and who was not even a Democrat. Bernie Sanders went on to win 22 states and 47% of the vote in those primaries. Sanders’ major theme was that the country’s political and economic system was rigged in favor of big corporations, Wall Street and the very wealthy.
The power structure of America wrote off Sanders as an aberration, and, until recently, didn’t take Trump seriously. A respected political insider recently told me most Americans were largely content with the status quo. “The economy is in good shape,” he said. “Most Americans are better off than they’ve been in years.”
Recent economic indicators may be up, but those indicators don’t reflect the insecurity most Americans continue to feel, nor the seeming arbitrariness and unfairness they experience. Nor do the major indicators show the linkages many Americans see between wealth and power, stagnant or declining real wages, soaring CEO pay, and the undermining of democracy by big money.
Median family income is lower now than it was 16 years ago, adjusted for inflation. Workers without college degrees – the old working class – have fallen furthest. Most economic gains, meanwhile, have gone to top. These gains have translated into political power to elicit bank bailouts, corporate subsidies, special tax loopholes, favorable trade deals and increasing market power without interference by anti-monopoly enforcement – all of which have further reduced wages and pulled up profits.
Wealth, power and crony capitalism fit together. Americans know a takeover has occurred, and they blame the establishment for it.
The Democratic party once represented the working class. But over the last three decades the party has been taken over by Washington-based fundraisers, bundlers, analysts, and pollsters who have focused instead on raising campaign money from corporate and Wall Street executives and getting votes from upper middle-class households in “swing” suburbs.
Democrats have occupied the White House for 16 of the last 24 years, and for four of those years had control of both houses of Congress. But in that time they failed to reverse the decline in working-class wages and economic security. Both Bill Clinton and Barack Obama ardently pushed for free trade agreements without providing millions of blue-collar workers who thereby lost their jobs means of getting new ones that paid at least as well.
They stood by as corporations hammered trade unions, the backbone of the white working class – failing to reform labor laws to impose meaningful penalties on companies that violate them, or help workers form unions with simple up-or-down votes. Partly as a result, union membership sank from 22% of all workers when Bill Clinton was elected president to less than 12% today, and the working class lost bargaining leverage to get a share of the economy’s gains.
Bill Clinton and Obama also allowed antitrust enforcement to ossify – with the result that large corporations have grown far larger, and major industries more concentrated. The unsurprising result of this combination – more trade, declining unionization and more industry concentration – has been to shift political and economic power to big corporations and the wealthy, and to shaft the working class. This created an opening for Donald Trump’s authoritarian demagoguery, and his presidency.
Now Americans have rebelled by supporting someone who wants to fortify America against foreigners as well as foreign-made goods. The power structure understandably fears that Trump’s isolationism will stymie economic growth. But most Americans couldn’t care less about growth because for years they have received few of its benefits, while suffering most of its burdens in the forms of lost jobs and lower wages.
The power structure is shocked by the outcome of the 2016 election because it has cut itself off from the lives of most Americans. Perhaps it also doesn’t wish to understand, because that would mean acknowledging its role in enabling the presidency of Donald Trump.
November 10, 2016
Robert Reich

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Party's Over

                                The great Nat King Cole singing "The Party's Over"


Composed by Jule Styne with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. It was introduced in the 1956 musical comedy Bells Are Ringing by Judy Holliday.

Fitting sentiments for tonight's election. Trump wins!

Did You Vote Today?

I did not! But don't tell me I don't have a right to complain.
As long as I pay taxes, I have a right to complain. As long as I am a citizen, I will complain. As long as crooked politicians are destroying our government, I will complain. As long as extremists cry Hitler, I will call that demagoguery. I refuse to be forced to conform to simply vote when my choices are so unacceptable. Voting to continue corrupt politics by voting for corrupt politicians is a danger in itself and I refuse to engage because I might fear some idiot calling me unpatriotic. I was called a traitor for not supporting the Iraq invasion. I complained about liberals when they called Bush II, Hitler.
I won't worship leaders who created a slave nation. I won't revere leaders who stole from then killed the Native Americans. Don't tell me Trump is the worst thing to happen in American politics. FDR the great liberal imprisoned Americans just because their heritage was Japanese. FDR wanted 13 Supreme Court Justices, because the 9 we had thought his laws were unconstitutional. Take your false principles and vote for whichever crook you THINK will solve all your problems. President Clinton will give us all plenty to complain about, except for the Kool-Aid drinking liberals who will see her election as the salvation of America. Hogwash!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Nature and Space Photographs

My resident troll Dervish Sanders who sends me death threats and 100's of vulgar emails wonders where are my nature and space photographs, which would prove I am someone I am not. That's funny given nature and space photographs are the most popular images posted on blogs worldwide. His delusions are deep and famous. He is known as a liar and someone who writes multiple blogs about hate for several individuals.The lengths he goes to show an unhealthy obsession and deep mental problem. But here are my nature and space pictures, so Dervish can claim I am someone I am not. For extra emphasis I copied these pictures from the blog of the person Dervish falsely claims I am. But then Dervish said that guy is dead. It's hard to keep up with his delusions/lies, but I humor him. It's dangerous to his mental health when we prove his delusions to be lies.























Saturday, November 5, 2016

John Denver

Listen to an expert sing songs he wrote, with the passion of a true artist. John Denver, singing his famous hit "Rocky Mountain High" (above). A true American troubadour. I'm awed by his talent, as he sings to me. He wrote big hits, for himself and other musicians. Another of his big hits, "Calypso" (below). Check out his great music.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Frank Sinatra

                                     The greatest troubadour of the 20th century.
  
                               

This is Frank's version of the old standard "The Way You look Tonight." A song written by Jerome Kern with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, in 1936. It won the Oscar for Best Original Song that year. Fred Astaire performed the song in the movie "Swing Time."
This is typical Frank Sinatra. His phrasing, voice, and style. He started as a band singer and became the biggest solo singing performer of the 20th century. He recorded thousands of songs, most of which are available for free on the net. Check out his music and see why he was the best.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Comey

These Clinton haters are at it again.
Last time Comey addressed the Clinton emails the Clinton camp spun it to sound like Comey cleared Clinton of all wrongdoing. That was of course, a lie. Comey never cleared Clinton, in fact, he said Clinton misused her email system and did send top secret emails off her private email system. And he added her email could have been hacked and normally would be disciplined for such action, but he brought no charges. Showing a disregard for sensitive information on Clinton's part and a total lack of government communication processes.
Now the Clinton haters are going nuts over Comey's latest statement. As usual, the Clinton haters want it both ways. It's hilarious that this was all caused by Clinton's pervert buddy who was already caught sending dick pics through his phone. Now he has been caught sending inappropriate material to a minor, so of course the FBI investigated all his emails and what do you know, Clinton appears on those emails.
As I have said many times, get ready for a Clinton presidency that is full of scandals. Her working character is secretive and dishonest. She responds with lies and hate, and her supporters are even worse than her.
I've already received my daily vulgar hate mail and death threats from Dervish Sanders and his hate buddies this morning. I guess they were up all night (drunk) thinking up words like cocksucker and other vulgarities to send me. Just like Clinton's pervert buddy. These Clinton haters learn from their leader. Just as Clinton was an ass to Sanders (that came out of her emails also) who was a gentleman during the debates with her, going so far as to say, "I'm sick and tired of hearing about your emails." And just like Republican idiot leaders who support Trump no matter what he says, Sanders is out telling people to vote for crooked Hillary.
The only difference between Trump and Clinton, is Trump uses more vulgar language publicly. Clinton is clearly more deceptive and that makes her dangerous.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Dream a Little Dream of Me

"Dream a Little Dream of Me" from 1931, music by Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and lyrics by Gus Kahn. It was first recorded in February 1931 by Ozzie Nelson.


This song has always been a favorite of the American people and musicians. All the great singers have a version of this song. One of the most popular versions was by Mama Cass Elliot in 1968 (above). Cass Elliot was a member of the famous folk group "The Mama's and the Papas." She first sang the song with the group and then released this solo version. Mama had a great voice. Check out her music. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Eve of Destruction?

"Eve of Destruction" sung by Barry McGuire. Only Barry McGuire's gravely voice makes his version of this song better than all other versions. Released in 1965 it was the war protest song of the many that came out of the Vietnam era. McGuire was a folk singer in the group "The New Christy Minstrels" but this was a solo release by McGuire. P. F. Sloan wrote the song. The song is about irrational hate that begets irrational war. Many cite this song when they feel America is on the edge, like today. We survived then and we will survive now. WW II was much closer to the eve of destruction, but the words are prophetic. McGuire had many other hits in a long career. Check out his music.

Liberal Hate

The liberals are so happy in their hate. Trump just gives them the giddy euphoria of being right. They call Trump Hitler, just as they called Bush Hitler. They claim their candidate Hillary is without any faults and use Trump as their comparison. WOW!
I have received over 600 vile emails and multiple death threats from liberal bloggers like Dervish Sanders and many more, because I dare to voice negative comments about Clinton. Nothing hate filled like they talk about Trump, just pointing out Clinton's weaknesses, and there are many. Her weakness is made clear by the fact that 10's of millions are voting for Trump. If Republicans had put up anyone but Trump, Clinton would surely lose.
I am happy Trump will lose, not because Clinton will win, but because America will be saved from a fascist presidency. A Clinton presidency will be marred by scandal, because secrecy and dishonesty is Clinton's working character.  Her treatment of Sanders is all the proof we need, but there is so much more. Group think is a dangerous thing, that Americans are all being sucked in to.
So when president Clinton lies and Americans die, I will be there to say I told you so, but I won't call her a Hitler, or other ridiculous superlatives. Just the facts of her dishonesty. When her plans raise the national debt by another 10 trillion, I will be there to say I told you so. And what will the liberal haters say? Nothing. They are not concerned about good government, just their blind partisan liberal garbage.
I hope I'm wrong, but the dishonest, hate filled tactics of these morally bankrupt liberals already proved me correct. It's only a matter of time and depravity.
As Clinton herself said, "What does it matter at this point..............." I guess American lives don't matter to her. A vote for Clinton is a vote for more war, but I guess that's better than Trump as president. Pull your heads out of your asses liberals and demand more than just defeating a fascist.    

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan just received the Pulitzer Prize for Literature. Well deserved for a life of poetry. That's the cherry on the top of his award littered life. Along with all of his music awards, Hall of Fame inductions, and top civilian awards like the Medal of Freedom, he is certainly getting the accolades he deserves.
His genius for "words and music" equals the best ever and only personal taste discerns a difference from other all time greats. Which begs the question why other great composers of "words and music" were not considered for the Pulitzer Prize Literature award.
A true musical troubadour of the 20th century and his generation. His music will be listened to for hundreds of years, and that is a good thing. If you are not familiar with his "words and music" read his words, listen to his music. 
The video below is Dylan live at the Newport Folk Festival in 1964 singing, "Mr. Tambourine Man."
  

Monday, October 17, 2016

Interest in the Election?

The scumbag Dervish Sanders who has attacked my blog with 600 vile emails (including multiple death threats - see my post Republicans Endorsing Clinton - comment section for his admitting to those emails and death threats) ask me why haven't I posted lately. That's funny given he posts very little and when he does post it's never about facts, but about his delusions. Like his last few posts: A post about some composer writing horror music for Trump stalking Clinton, or his post about how gun nuts dream about guns, or his post about how Clinton will die shortly after being elected president. Dervish is a real devotee of tabloid thinking.
A typical hate filled liberal like his buddy RN who cheers him on for sending me death threats, or his buddy Shaw who has stolen multiple posts of mine and posted them to her blog without accreditation (plagiarism) similar to his buddy Dog who has done the same. I guess they don't get enough thrill showing Trump as Hitler, just as they claimed Bush was Hitler. Just as the Clinton campaign used hate to stir falsehoods about Sanders.They just have to have that hate to verify themselves. 
I don't think my posting is erratic, but Dervish did motivate me to write this post. Yes, like many Americans, I have tired of this dirty election. What else can be said about Trump whose lies are so obvious and continues, just as Dervishes lies.What else can be said about Clinton's working behavior of secrecy and lies? Clinton will surely have scandals as president given her dishonest working character. The fact that the polls are so close against a demagogue like Trump, just shows how weak Clinton is and reflects how Americans feel about her dishonest character.
Just as I have tired of Dervish. He still sends multiple vile emails everyday full of lies and threats. He writes multiple hate blogs directed at multiple individuals all about his hate for those individuals. Dervish has the exact same character as Trump and how Trump attacks with lies and hate. Dervish and his lying buddies revel in posting the most outrageous garbage and then feeling giddy that they have posted the best "GOTCHA" insult possible, of course, without any truth what so ever. They exhibit the stereotype of what is wrong with partisan America. I guess what bothers them most about me, is I won't join in, in their hate fest. Like Bush said, "You're either with us, or against us." That's a policy of the Clinton campaign. A policy of the Trump campaign that Dervish and his scum buddies follow is making anything the worst ever. Exaggerations without reality. Like Trump says Hillary is the biggest political crook ever. Did he forget about Nixon? It's hilarious!
Anyways, maybe Dervish will be happy now. I wrote this post just because he asked me to, otherwise there is not much to say anymore about this election. Just as there is not much else to say about the Trump like Dervish and his delusional lies. Be happy in your world of hate Dervish and Trump, and Clinton.      

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Roger Whittaker

Roger Whittaker. A Kenyan/British (born in Nairobi) folk singer and worldwide singing star. Like all great singers his voice is unique and beautiful. Above is his worldwide hit "A Little Goodbye" also known as "River Lady." Below is another of his worldwide hits, "The Last Farewell." His baritone voice will impress you. Check out his music.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Trump's Vulgarity

 This is what Sen. John McCain said today about the vulgarity Trump displayed in the now famous 2005 video:

"There are no excuses for Donald Trump’s offensive and demeaning comments," the Republican senator from Arizona said in a statement. "No woman should ever be victimized by this kind of inappropriate behavior. He alone bears the burden of his conduct and alone should suffer the consequences."

There it is. Republicans trying to distance themselves from their elected candidate, that all Republicans endorsed. Even today, the Republican leaders won't take blame for their endorsements of Trump, including McCain.
Read my post, "Republicans Endorsing Clinton" and you will know I reject all these Republicans denouncing what Trump does, or says, yet, still supporting him and telling Americans to vote for him for president. Republicans will get off to easy if we allow them to now get away with disowning Trump. A price has to be paid for their bankrupt policies and their hate filled candidates.  

Friday, October 7, 2016

Long John Baldry

              From Long John Baldry's 1971 album "It Ain't Easy" this is "Black Girl."

Rod Stewart and Elton John worked on this album. In fact the piano you here is Elton John playing.

From the same album this next song is called, "Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The King Of Rock And Roll."

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

VP Debate

Most are saying that Pence won the debate. I disagree. Unless of course, lies don't matter. If a debate winner is decided by calm presentation, I'll admit Pence won. If a debate is decided by facts and an honest presentation of what a candidate stands for, Pence lost, badly. Maybe Kaine kept interrupting because Pence was lying just about every time he opened his mouth. Pence's statements were so full of provable lies I can't imagine anyone could take him seriously. No surprise since we are living in a fake image society. Facts don't matter as long as you look good and sound good, even if you are insulting and lying. It's a mystery to me why Trump is so popular. I guess I don't live in an image society. I'm old fashioned. I believe facts and honestly stating policy positions should win a debate. 

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Republicans Endorsing Clinton

Clinton supporters are giddy over Republicans and Republican newspapers endorsing Clinton.
I don't want their endorsements. I don't want to let them off the hook. They should be stuck with the demagogue they have chosen as their candidate. Republican leaders are denouncing what Trump says, but won't rescind their endorsements.
These Republican newspapers have endorsed every idiot idea the Republicans have put forward that has helped ruin our government. Now they want to distance themselves from the clown their party has elected. I guess they want to save face with the public, but that was gone years ago when they endorsed trickle down economics,  when they endorsed Bush who lied and invaded Iraq killing thousands of American soldiers, when they endorsed not paying for two wars and a drug bill and raising the debt another 6 trillion, when they endorsed Bush's cutting Veteran benefits in the middle of a war, when they endorsed tax cuts when we were 16 trillion in debt, when they endorsed not renewing the Voting Rights Act in the face of Republicans passing laws that eliminated people's right to vote and courts finding those laws unconstitutional, when they endorsed Bush sending tax rebate checks to Americans while the debt grew, when they endorsed Cheney and his Halliburton company getting government contracts even when that company was killing soldiers with their dangerous supplies, and on, and on, and on.
Trump wants more tax cuts. Trump wants more trickle down economics. Trump wants to build up our already world superior military. Trump wants a wall on the Mexican border. Trump wants everything the Republicans have wanted for 40 years, most of which has been tried and proven to be failures. What's the difference? Trump is an outspoken bigot, racist, and hater? He's just been more vocal about what Republicans have been saying and passing laws about, for decades.
Republicans need to pay a higher price for the horrible leadership of the last 40 years and the criminally bad leaders they have put forth. They need to answer for electing Trump. I'm no prude so Trump's language makes no difference to me, than what Republicans have stood for, for decades. Is bad language the tipping point? Hogwash!
This decades old cry from Republicans that what government needs is a businessman as president. Hogwash! Government is as opposite from business as children are from adults. Government services are built on the idea of communal taxation. Business is built on the idea of paying no, or little taxes as possible. That's why Trump brags about not paying taxes and his corporate policies are all about not paying taxes. We should eliminate tax loop holes for companies like Trumps. Government is providing services to all the people, not bowing to the rich. Government should be paying its bills, not running up debt and then file bankruptcy. Republicans have gotten their way, cut taxes, no new taxes, and it has left us 20 trillion in debt. Republicans want to claim Obama has double the debt. Maybe that's because he is working on Republican laws and tax cuts, and the Republican majority won't let Obama change any of that.
So cheer on Republicans and Republican newspapers endorsing Clinton, but they should not be allowed to get off that easy. They should take the heat for the policies they passed and endorsed, that put us in this poor situation. They must pay a price for those rotten policies and their rotten candidate.
If Clinton needs Republican endorsements to win, she is a weak candidate.    

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Don McLean

Don McLean famous for "Vincent" and "American Pie" and other great hits.
This is his cover of "Crying." A great version of this song.


An original song written by Don. This is "Castles In The Air." Check out Don's music.

Spreading The Word

I must be a GREAT writer.
Shaw and her plagiarizing buddies are stealing my posts and posting them all over the net. Including my little ditty about TP, Trump/Pence.
It's easy to understand since their own writing is hate filled garbage. They cant' even spell correctly. Shaw writes her dripping hate about Trump, everyday. She lives to write hate about one person, everyday. She must be deeply troubled in her mind. She can't wait to get up everyday, very early, and write hate.
Yet, she continues to write about how sick plagiarists are. I would pity her but she is such a hypocritical, lying bitch, I can't have any pity for her.
Keep stealing and posting my words all over. It's good that people get to read GREAT writing.

A New Blog For Another Presidential Election Year

We start the 2016 presidential election with the nations largest massacre.

Trump wants a ban on Muslims, and Clinton calls him a degenerate. Trump is so insulting, I just call him ugly. Trump is a flunky from a Dale Carnegie course.  He makes a used car salesman look like a genius. He's a pitchman right out of the 1930's. I think he used to sell spray on hair. I believe Trump will lose in a landslide. A true one hit wonder, but I'll have fun during the next five months.

I'm watching the Democrats filibuster on the floor to get a bill passed saying anyone on the terrorist watch list cannot get a gun. We have to stop Congress to get that?

The situation is so ridiculous, that it will be hard to have any serious discussion of the issues. If people really want change, they have to change the majority in the legislative branch.

It's a bad day to start a new blog. After the killings in Orlando, I'm just not excited. That too will change with time. If people want to change gun law, there is a constitutional amendment process.

We will get to know each other with time. I won't go in to a huge paragraph about myself.  I'm going blog surfing now, maybe I'll stop at your blog.

Speak your mind!    

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

That Was Fun

Clearly Trump lost the debate.
He proved he knows nothing about most of the issues, especially on nuclear and NATO issues. He doesn't understand treaty laws, which leads him to believe we could tear up all our treaties we have throughout the world.
His business mind tells him it's his goal and a good thing to pay no taxes. I guess he thinks communal taxation is for suckers. He doesn't understand how America built the greatest country in the world. He knows how to use other people's money, then files bankruptcy when the numbers don't work out, leaving the folks who actually did the work, not getting paid and he calls that smart business. He uses any dirty trick including discrimination and thinks that's just fine, because the fine (if he gets caught) would be cheaper than paying a fair wage. I can't think of a more un-American business attitude.
His financial plan is trickle down on steroids. A financial strategy that has been proven wrong multiple times.    
He invokes General MacArthur, but I guess he forgot MacArthur got fired.
He still believes Obama is not American. A racist statement if ever there was one.
He says he knows all Americans agree with him that Rosie O'Donnell is a fat pig, so he was correct in publicly calling her that, and the vulgar name calling he uses for other women.
He claimed his mic wasn't working, but we could hear every sniffle.
He claims Lester Holt was biased towards him and some see truth in that, because Mr. Holt never asked Clinton about Benghazi, or emails, or Libya, etc..  Maybe Trump will get his way when Chris Wallace is moderator.
I've met many guys with over the top egos, but Trump wins the prize. He is a spoiled brat.
A Trump presidency would be scary. It's scary enough to think he will get over 50 million votes.
This is the kind of dolt the Republicans have given us. They deserve to lose.  

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Photography

I have added a new site on my ART link list. It is called " Two Lane Highway." John Doddato displays his excellent photography. Well worth viewing. 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Demanding Equality and Justice

Martin Luther King said,
"A riot is the language of the unheard."

President Kennedy said,
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

Riots always get ugly and people die.That has been proven over and over again all over the world. Riots and violence are not the best way to achieve change, but sometimes the only, or last attempt to get change.
Riots do not always signify good change; as in Russia, when riots forced the Czar out of power, murdered him and his family, and installed a new government. I'm sure they were convinced they were fighting for a better life and eliminating an oppressive government rule. But what if the overthrow of the Czar had never happened? Would the monarchy of Russia had evolved into a parliamentary system as much of the rest of Europe finally did?
How long should people wait for change, before forcing change? How long did the American colonies wait to force King George out of America?
Black Africans who were kidnapped and forced into slavery only got a change when their white masters fought and died (600,000 deaths in the Civil War) over slavery. One wonders why those slaves didn't just get together and revolt against their white slave masters using violence and murder. 
In America, riots have usually meant fighting for rights and better treatment from those in power. Whether fighting for better working conditions from oppressive employers, or fighting for civil rights from an oppressive government, the people will force change when other more civil methods of negotiations fail.
Unfortunately, it seems change in America includes people taking to the streets and demanding change, even in the face of death. One might think that should not be necessary with a democratic governmental system, but those seeking a better life and rights were not included in legal rights like voting, so they had no civil voice. Imagine all the suffering while waiting for the majority to include minorities as their equals in law.
The fight never ends. Women fought for the right to vote, yet, 100 years later still have to fight for equal pay and other inequities. After centuries of slavery blacks were given freedom, yet, we know they were discriminated against for another 150 years and the discrimination still goes on. And blacks still have to re-fight for rights won decades ago, like voting rights.
A little empathy from Americans would be nice, but lacking that, Americans still have to answer why some people are less deserving of equality than others, especially given our legal, guiding, founding documents. The law allows to seek justice, but can't stop an injustice being committed against people. It seems every right has to be fought for; gays have the right to marry now, but in most States can still be legally fired from a job for just being gay.
If we wonder why people get violent, we have to put ourselves in their position, and ask how long would we put up with that kind of discriminatory treatment? If blacks can be killed just for being black, it's easy to understand why they are forced to use violence to protect themselves. Just as our white forefathers used violence against King George when the King hung us for not bowing to his oppressive laws, which were not nearly as oppressive as the laws (slavery) we had against blacks at the time.
For all you peace nicks out there, history is not on your side. A brutal truth about humans. Gandhi and MLK are great leaders and idols to follow, but we know violence was the response by their oppressors. If the Black Panthers had their way, would the outcome have been better? NO, probably worse, but violence and death was part of the movement anyways.