I still hear TV commentators allude to the “fact” that Donald Trump won the election because he is a fear monger and people listened to him and were scared out of their wits and voted for him. Nothing could be farther from the truth. He won because of money!
Yup, MONEY! Look at the US voting map, and you can see those with jobs and enough income to live voted to keep the same old politicians in office. Those that are suffering financially voted for someone who addressed their issues. Hillary feels none of the pain American’s that can’t pay their bills feel. Even now she is totally oblivious to the millions who are afraid of their future. The only politician in the Dem’s Party is Bernie Sanders, who sort on understands, when he talked about people and money and stated, correctly, 50% of Americans near retirement age have NO significant savings. That fact scares the hell out of millions of people.
The Dem’s talk about problems, state they will fix them, get angry and emotional – and blame the other guys = = = and then it’s business as usual. Do nothing, wait until the press get’s tired of reporting the problem and then move onto the next big issue.
Dem’s state facts: the middle class is not keeping up with inflation; the middle class is shrinking; the middle class needs to be reeducated; the middle class needs more government assistance – – – – on and on; but we just had eight years of FAILURE.
- People see that the Obama Presidency didn’t help them.
- People see that Hillary didn’t even know they existed and offered nothing
- Donald Trump talked about their financial pain and offered solutions
- Even if Prez Trump is wrong, at least he will try
What did people do: I think they said to themselves: “If I can’t feed my family, put a roof over their heads and clothes on their backs – I’ll make a deal with the Devil himself if I have to”
“They all talk, specify the problem, but only offer a kind word, profess their sadness and compassion – and never recommend an action to solve the problem” – Charley246
Dear Mayor Emanuel, How about Starting your next sentence with the words – “I RECOMMEND” and then state the action to solve the problem.
For example; everyone says gangs consist of many children that don’t have parents around to teach them and make them feel they have a family. We know many, many Black families consist of one parent and several children. And if there are two responsible parents, both of them are working. Few can afford after school programs. So – what about making school hours start at 8:30 and end at 5:00? Give working single parent and two parent families a chance. When did establish current school hours? For farming or so children could do chores? When the typical family consisted of a working father and a stay at home mother? Outdated thinking, we need current schooling for current realities. Add study hall time at the end of the day. Children can do their homework.
Let teachers stay longer, get paid a little more because they can use the time to prepare for the next day’s lessons. The Federal Government should pay the extra cost for five years and let a test begin. We have the schools, utilize them, we have teachers, use them. This is an emergency and no one has done anything effective to address the basis of the problem.
We have Police Athletic Leagues, PAL’s all over the country. If more programs were set up, not just sports, that would put young adults and police together, they would have to open a dialog and get to know and understand each other. It could be discussing culture or other topics of interest. Maybe work with some computer gaming companies and have weekly nights with open gaming competitions. I’ll bet any of the big three would love to give free products just to have their names associated with such a worthy cause.
Schools tend to be racially divided, White neighborhoods and Black/Hispanic neighborhoods. School populations reflect this ethnic makeup. What is the interaction between them – athletic events, football games, basketball tournaments where each school want to win – beat, defeat, destroy, annihilate and wipe out the opposition. That’s school spirit – and this leads to student banning together and can lead to gangs forming. How about changing this and have regional competition, in which several schools combine to offer a “League” that competes with other Leagues? In racial mixing will lead to friendships cultural understanding.
Money is always a problem. Public schools get most of their money through real estate taxes that are collected in their region. The result is that wealthy neighbors have better schools because they have more funds. I suggest that starting next year, each school district sends 10% of the “school tax” collect to the state. The state then distributes the money back to the schools based upon the number of students. Each year increase the states collection by 10%, and stop at 50%. Simple concept.
How about your thoughts, and why can’t our leaders agree on some action.
He should have said very little, but have someone else give the details and released a written statement detailing the high lights of the Executive Order. Sometimes it’s how you inform people, the wording and who does the talking that counts more than the actual action itself.
POTUS: Could have said, I made a promise that I would keep America safe, and to that end, I have spoken with many top officials in DHS, military personal involved in vetting refugees, and have come to the conclusion that we need to review our procedures and policies. We have all heard the news reports that in conversation with certain government officials in the CIA and FBI that we cannot be sure if a person has ties to a terrorist organization or not. Our people overseas have done an unbelievable job, under the most difficult conditions in reviewing the applications of people wanting to come to this country. As President Obama did in 2011 when he stopped immigration from Iraq for six months in order to review our procedures, I am going to use his list of seven countries with strong ties to terrorist organizations, or are allowing such organizations to operate in the open in their country or are unable to stop such organizations to use their country as a military base, and temporarily stop immigration for a period of 120 days.
While I feel the pain these refugees are suffering, and I know how anxious they are to begin their new lives here in America, I cannot risk that some who desire to do us harm may slip in because we are not examining our systems. I am also ordering the review in order to find out if we can shorten the time it takes to complete the vetting process. Currently, 1 1/2 to 2 years is necessary to complete the process. I don’t want to rush to judgement, but I am asking our people to see if they can shorten the process.
This Order does not affect those with Green Cards or Work Visas and those who are already approved, but have not arrived into this country. If some applicants have extreme circumstances that require immediate processing, they will have their request reviewed on an individual basis. This is not a Ban on a religion, but on specific countries that I agree with President Obama we need to take extra special precautions before letting persons enter our Country.
I think this would have been a better approach than the one that was offered two days ago.
One of my brothers posted this TEST on Facebook. I was going to answer, but since he won’t speak to me already, I thought it best not to upset him anymore. So, take the TEST, and see if you agree with my guess.
“Take the following test. Read these 14 characteristics and guess the leader I am describing:
1. Powerful Nationalism
2. Identification of enemies as a unifying cause.
3. Supremacy of the Military
4. Rampant Sexism
5. Controlled Mass Media
6. Disdain for the Recognition of Human Rights
7. Obsession with National Security
8. Religion and Government are intertwined
9. Corporate Power is Protected
10. Labor power is supressed
11. Disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
12. Obsession with Crime and Punishment
13. Rampant Cronyism and Corruption
14. Fradulent Elections
“Political scientist Dr. Lawrence Britt wrote an article about fascism (“Fascism Anyone?,” Free Inquiry, Spring 2003, page 20). Studying the fascist regimes of Hitler (Germany), Mussolini (Italy), Franco (Spain), Suharto (Indonesia), and Pinochet (Chile), Dr. Britt found they all had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism. “
Happy Friday everyone!”
My guess: George Washington:
- Yup – he needed America to become strong and self reliant, not rely on Great Britain for any of our needs.
- Yup – he united every Colonist to rise up, take up arms and fight for our Country
- Yup – Duh, you think George figured we needed military supremacy to win the war?
- Sorry, he were old school, women didn’t fight, they loaded the guns and took care of the children – fortunately, times have changed around the world.
- Well, there wasn’t any, but I would bet if there was a newspaper that condemned our fight for Independence, George would have shut it down.
- Doesn’t really apply, but he was fighting for our human rights, and we needed to fight anyone that was against us. We fought an unconventional war, hid behind trees and shot and ran to another position; I’m sure the World viewed us as having distain for Human Rights, we didn’t fight according to the standards at the time – – –
- Yup – was George obsessed with our security, we went to War for our security.
- Yup – God appeared everywhere. He truly believed that we needed God’s help to win the war, and to be part of every aspect of our government. God is in Every document that America wrote; from Day One.
- Not too many corporations, but he did seek financial help from wealthy businessman.
- Not too sure how this might apply, we did ask for people to stop working and take up arms, we also started conscription, so, we showed military service was more important than staying at home and working.
- No, George was really interested in those area’s. Not all Fascists are exactly the same.
- Not sure what this means, did George believe in punishment that fits the crime, yes.
- Rampant, I think George relied upon people he knew and could trust. ( I think my little brother was thinking about all our current politicians).
- Does this mean that there are fraudulent elections, or does it mean paranoid about the possibility of this occurring? I think all government think about stopping voter fraud and political corruption – but not in George’s case, he didn’t want to become President, but agreed to when he was convinced that his country needed him.
So, do you agree with my guess?
As you read this article -Forget The Wall; There’s a Better Way; keep in mind they are playing politics, not telling the whole story. President Obama has tried for years to get Mexico to agree and work with the US to establish pre-clearance at the boarder, but to no avail. Perhaps if Mexico cooperated we wouldn’t even be talking about a wall. But illegal immigration benefits Mexico on many levels, so President Obama, couldn’t accomplish very much.
Different cultures that have different goals require different actions. And Action is all that counts. Talking and identifying a problem is only the first step – what is the action? We never hear of one, only that if we were nicer everyone would get along. Amazing to think that ten’s of thousands of Mexican citizens are murdered along the boarder and Mexico has done almost nothing to stop the bloodshed, except ask the United States for help. If we could stop some of the drugs form flowing into our country, that would reduce the killing because there would be less reason to “solidify” the cartel’s domains.
If building a Wall is the best action, albeit, not the perfect solution, I say Do It! Stop talking and acting like if you describe a problem that your a great leader and we should applaud your thoughts – I WANT Solutions!
I don’t know of any country in history that had a policy of Open Boarders. None. So, why is America not entitled to protect it’s boarder like every other country? The Canadian Prime Minister tweeted that “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith,” Mr. Trudeau wrote on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. “Diversity is our strength.”
Sounds great, but that still means immigrants must meet certain standards, it’s not a free for all policy. And, I wonder what will happen after a few attacks happen in Canada? Perhaps the old saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” should apply.
Take a look what showed up on Yahoo News and this Blog site – worth reading and very important to understand what they are saying:
go to this link and find out what Congress Woman Tulsi Gabbard found out on her trip to Syria, and what The Conservative Tree House discovered in their investigation.
Only two full days on the Job and POTUS is rocking the world. Every tv and radio is talking about only one person, our new Prez. And that makes America relevant again. The first step to being Great Again. Sometimes I wonder if the Press really listened to him during the Primaries, he is not the usual run of the mill politician. He actually said what he would do and now he is doing it. Attacking those institutions that are hurting our country. And the Other Guys and Gals; all they can do is watch, wait and stall. That is what they know, all they know. Well, that and Santa Claus Politics. Senator Charles Schumer is a stunning example of the old way our government operated. He said he would oppose whatever The POTUS would try to do, except if he 100000% agreed. He is happy to hurt America’s progress, just so he can be in the spotlight.
Senator Charles Schumer said the vetting process needed to be full and forthright. You know, to protect the American People. Oh, we are so lucky to have him protect. With insightful questions as – which picture has more people in it. Makes me laugh. Transparent, and those of us who see what is being done just keep losing whatever little respect we have left for The Other Guys.
To Solve Problems We Need Action, Not Discussion:
So, as any business person would do, he takes action and finds solutions. My Father taught me many, many years ago: It’s easy to see a problem. NOW, the next words out of your mouth start with – “I recommend” and then state the action. What a vivid comparison between a Politician like Senator Charles Schumer and a Business Person like President Donald Trump. It could be clearer. Should make you happy that it is no longer Politicas As Usual.