The Women’s March – Model for the “Classless” Society

Watching the protesters at the Women’s March on Washington we witnessed a microcosm of the Progressive utopia. The marchers were mainly young and mainly white. If this were a protest of working class people each clutching a copy of Atlas Shrugged there would certainly be an accusation of racism, divisiveness etc. But that aside, in most respects it was a typical Progressive affair.

Like most Progressive affairs, the one of the principal mantra was diversity but the practice was exclusion. Pro-life groups of women were not welcome. As usual, equality, fairness and rights was demanded for others but not practiced. I am sure that very few of these ladies would allow Clarence Thomas or Ben Carson move in next door or marry their daughters .

Asking what they were marching for elicited a variety of responses mostly in the form of clichés and slogans. They were there to protest Fascism. To unite behind all immigrants and for all women worldwide. etc. Not very much that was actionable.

There were however two exceptions. The mob was united by two things. First – they love abortion and I mean they really love it, and second, they hate Donald Trump.

So, despite all of the signs saying, Love Trumps Hate. The one thing that united this mob was hatred. Eric Hoffer once remarked that hatred is the force that binds mass movements. A common love drives people apart. Two people who love the same person are enemies. One looking at the other as a trespasser. But hatred binds. Two people who hate the same person, whether it is one the National Mall or around the office water cooler, will form a cohesive powerful vehicle of hatred. They will gossip and contemplate sinister outcomes and fantasize about all kinds of horrible ills falling upon the head of the object of their disdain. Even to the extent of welcoming the destruction of the White House. Perhaps with the president, his cabinet and all 65 million supporters huddled within.

And who can be a better partner to channel this venom that the leading merchant of human destruction than Planned Parenthood.

Finally, this march gave new meaning to the Soros globalist vision of the classless society. Although maybe with a distinctly new meaning. Perhaps it was the uterus with the fallopian tubes fashioned into fists with the middle finger sticking up, or perhaps it was the “Fuck Trump” chants, the “Abortion Rules!” signs, or Madonna’s call for destruction, the 10-year old lad boasting of setting fires and proclaiming, “Screw the President” while his proud parents look on, or it may have been Ashley Judd accusing the President of the United States of contemplating sexual relations with his daughter. Overall, it gave new meaning to the demand of the classless society, not a society without classes but one without class.

(1)Loosely based on Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Free No. 10. https://genius.com/Bob-dylan-i-shall-be-free-no-10-lyrics

MLK – The Great Peacemaker

Disgracing Dr. King’s Message

John Lewis IS the Problem.

And so is Maxine Waters, and Elizabeth Warren and many others, both Republican and Democrat, who have a distorted sense of what their jobs are.

An elected official’s responsibility is to his or her constituents not to his or her party.

How is Lewis’s constituency served by trying to delegitimize the president? How is it served by Lewis, Waters and Warren stating that they will do everything in their power to cause the President of the United States to fail. In that regard, I think that they stand more with President Vlad Putin or Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei than with their constituents.

What is their problem?

They state that the President-Elect is not the President Elect because the Russians hacked the DNC and John Podesta’s email which revealed that the Dem’s candidate had one position that she presented to the public while she actually held a different position. The hacked emails also revealed that John Podesta harbored a deep dislike for Catholics. They revealed widespread collusion between the mainstream media and the DNC. They revealed that the President of the United States lied about not knowing that his Secretary of State was using an unsecured email server. Etcetera. Etcetera. Etcetera.

So, what exactly affected the election? Was it the content of the emails and the secrets that they revealed or was it the fact that it was the Russians that did so? If the hypothetical 400-pound guy in his parent’s basement was the hacker instead of the Russians, would it have made any difference?

If a murderer was found guilty of murder would it make any difference if the eyewitness was a bad guy or a good guy? A Russian or a fat guy? Remember that no one is disputing the accuracy of the hacked emails. Should the murderer be declared innocent because the evidence, although accurate, was supplied by a bad guy?

Mr. Lewis, in a time when our nation faces so many problems. The increase in crime, in poverty, in joblessness which occurred over the last decade. The decline in race relations. The exacerbated problems in the Middle East which threaten the safety of our homeland. Is it really time to continue the divisiveness and hatred?

Remember When the DOJ Went After Bad Guys?

Loretta Lynch – Police Are The Problem

Loretta Lynch issued a 164-page report villainizing the second largest police department in the country. Patterns of racist, abuse, excessive force were all there. The report took 13 months to assemble and research, however, the research was apparently limited since many high officials in the department were never contacted.

Nevertheless, the report fits snugly into the Obama administration’s narrative that the police are the problem and that police departments are institutionally racist. .

Except for the numerous anecdotal, it was quite predictable for both the SJWs and the supporters of the police. It was pretty much what everyone expected that it would say as Lynch’s Department of Justice, like Holder’s before her, seems to place a high priority on “getting” police departments.

Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel, a close friend, and former Obama Chief of Staff, promised cooperation with the Department.

Although the report detailed page after page of scathing indictments of the police, Lynch praised the city officials who “worked hard and thoughtfully” on reforms.

Over the last decade, it seems that agencies of government have become like the mainstream media and simple “echo chambers” of the executive department’s narrative. The agent’s do their jobs and the Director spins the results to suit the White House and to fit the storyline.

Consider George Tenet’s strong pitch to President Bush for the existence of WMDs in Iraq and the spin that convinced most of congress to concur with the necessity to invade. Later, when Colin Powell presented the information to the United Nations it hardly seemed convincing. Similarly, Director Comey went on for 30 minutes laying out a cogent case for convicting Hilary Clinton and then delivering his decision that he would not prosecute like a punch line. Who, in their right minds would believe that Lois Lerner’s computer broke and she lost all her emails and that there were no backups.

It seems that the Administration’s boast that the passage of Obamacare depended on the “stupidity of the American people” can be applied to most of the governmental agencies.

GrabYourWallet’s Targeting of Individuals Changes The Game

Here we go again. All the fears that the left tried to instill in voters during the two years preceding the election are coming true. However, instead of enraged Trump voters using Gestapo tactics in the street, rioting, beating up opponents, destroying property, pledging sabotage and disruption of inaugural events it is the left that is doing the exact same thing that they said Trump voters would do if the situation was reversed.

Now, because one board member of L.L. Bean made a contribution of $5,000 to a PAC supporting Trump the far-left lunatic-fringe website www.grabyourwallet.org is urging the boycott of the Maine company. Ms. Bean, the granddaughter of the founder, defended her right to make her own decision on whom to support in the election, and emphasized that she is a private citizen and made this contribution on her own behalf and the donation was not from the Company.

The radical organization’s attempt to terrify and shakedown a private citizen represents a departure from the position of many activist organization who target companies with whom they disagree with on political positions rather than individuals. GrabYourWallet has expanded that to include targeting of private citizens and although I have no statistical evidence, it is reasonable to expect that if an organization targets individuals who voted or contributed to candidates with whose political views they did not agree, they would probably be boycotting nearly every US-based company of any size. I’ll wager Ben and Jerry’s has a director or an officer who did not vote for HRC.

I just bought three shirts and a pair of boots from L.L. Bean, something that I have never done before. I did this to support Ms. Bean and the hard-working Americans at L.L. Bean. At the Conservative Party of Connecticut we do not participate in boycotts, we believe in free-markets and freedom of speech and respect everyone’s right to their opinion. I even ate Kellogg’s Fruit Loops for breakfast although I think Kellogg’s opposition to freedom of speech and support for hate groups is despicable. Nevertheless, it is their money and they can do what they want with it. In contrast, I urge all our members, supporters and non-supporters to support the right of individuals to express their opinion without fear that organizations will attempt to punish the financially regardless of the collateral damage done. Meaning that targeting a company just because a member of their board holds political opinion harms workers and shareholders regardless of their own politics.

Buy something from L.L. Bean this weekend. Let’s make this a very good sales weekend for them.

The Conservative Party of Connecticut has requested that GrabYourWallet provide an explanation for this bizarre action.

Meryl Streep Bashes President Obama

Meryl Streep received the Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement award to blast President Obama.

“We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage,” she bellowed, in an apparent reference to the fawning treatment that the press has given the Obama over the last nearly eight years. She was obviously referring to the fact that the press has ignored his original promise to be a great unifier and instead has been the most divisive president ever. Or perhaps their ignorance of his promise to “bring hope” to American while his own wife admits that after two terms that, “now we know how it feels to be without hope.”

“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence,” she continued, in apparent reference to the President’s disrespect for the men and women of law enforcement and his infamous, ”the police acted stupidly” remark; or his perhaps his repeated attempts to convince certain racial hate groups to visit the White House. However, she could have been referring to his visceral hatred and disrespect for Benjamin Netanyahu by snubbing him on his last three visits to the US, or his final U.N. betrayal, or perhaps his support of Iran, the leading sponsor of violence and terrorism, which he refers to as, “Our partner in peace.”

Ms. Streep also blasted Obama saying, “when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose,” in an apparent reference to Mr. Obama statements that he has a “pen and a phone,” and he will make his own laws ignoring the separation of powers, and his decision not to enforce the immigration laws duly passed by congress, or to bully states by threatening to withhold funding if some of his imperialist dictates are not followed.

Hollywood is a very liberal, insular world and most top tier performers have no idea what normal, working-class people who buy tickets to their performances do daily and the hardships that they face. But, don’t worry, Meryl, the people have spoken and they have rejected the bully that has wreaked so much divisiveness in the country, who has spread so much hatred, who has burdened the future generations with mountains of additional debt, and created safe havens for terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Libya and who has ignored the founders and their brilliant Constitution to which you have referred. Things are changing and the mistakes of the past 8 years can still be rectified.

Hillary Did Not Win The Popular Vote

“Not my president”, was probably the mantra for the 4 million signers of a petition which urged electoral college members to disregard the will of their constituents and submit to the tyranny of the majority because Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

That is just plain wrong.

Hillary Clinton did obtain more votes than Donald Trump but that wasn’t part of the game. You cannot win something if there isn’t a game being played. If the popular vote was relevant, perhaps Donald Trump would have set a foot in California and perhaps persuaded some voters to change their minds or perhaps to persuade some less liberal voters to venture out to the voting booth to cast a vote without considering that their a vote for Trump in California or in New York is somewhat futile. Point is, that if you change the rules of a game after the game you can’t really make any ex post assumptions with regard to the outcome under the revised rules. To say Hillary Clinton won the popular vote is unsupportable, because no such contest was ever held.

I am a NY Yankees fan, and although I was a mere babe in 1960, and I don’t remember the game, I do remember my father’s angry reaction to Bill Mazeroski’s homer to win the series for the Pirates. Or the string of obscenities directed at Ralph Terry and Casey Stengel. I can fantasize that Rachael Maddow may have had a similar reaction at about 2:00 AM on November 9.

Someone may have made the argument that baseball is a game in which one team tries to score more runs that the other. In those seven games the Yankees scored 55 runs and the Pirates scored 27. So, the argument could be made that the Yanks outscored the Pirates and therefor are the rightful world series champions. Bobby Richardson was the MVP, for cryin’ out loud!

Absurd to be sure, but undoubtedly today would have some declaring, “Pirates are not my champion”, and sending agents to disrupt the victory parade down Grant Street.

More Proof Obama (Michelle Too) has Gone Through the Looking Glass (Part 5)

Barack Obama is preparing to move out of the White House and into another white house a few blocks away and he shows no signs of returning to the earthly side of the Looking Glass from the land of Oz or escaping from his insular bubble.

The deterioration of race relations that has occurred over the past 8 years was even evident to Jay Levine of CBS, asked the president why he thought that race relations have been getting worse. Obama actually said that race relations were actually getting better and not worse as 77% of Americans believe according to a Gallop Poll released before the latest video of 4 blacks torturing and beating a mentally disabled white man while hurling racial insults. Nevertheless, the President replied, “I promise you, for the most part, race relations have gotten better.”

One must wonder if this man actually believes his own BS or is he simply one of the greatest, straight-faced liars in history.Although Mr. Obama seems quite out of touch with reality. I don’t think that this is unique. Think of Donald Trump’s frequent boasts that “Mexicans love me”. Here in Connecticut, Governor Malloy is considering running for a third term despite favorability ratings in the low 20’s. The spotlight has a unique isolating effect on those upon whom it shines. They are surrounded by supporters and sycophants, who repeat how great they are in comparison to mere mortals and pooh-pooh any criticism as isolated and temporary partisan chatter.

Well, we knew that the President was lost in the ozone, but now it appears that his wife is partaking of the same Kool-Aid. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the FLOTUS claimed that the President fulfilled his promise of restoring hope to the country over the last 8 years and then promptly contradicted herself by adding that, “now we are feeling what not having hope feels like.” So Barack has fulfilled his promise of restoring hope by ending his tenure leaving the country with the feeling of not having hope. Confused? Yes, I think she is.

Connecticut Keep the Electoral College

by Nick Malino

Subsequent to the November 8, presidential election it has become quite fashionable to demand the abolition of the of the electoral college in favor of a National Popular Vote (“NPV”), and these objections usually start and end with the argument, “One Vote Per Person.” What can be fairer? Who can argue with that? However, why would one rich little state turn their future over to the imperial rule of a large but culturally and politically atypical state like California?

The electoral college provides small states a bit of leverage and protection from the very issues with which the framers were most concerned – the tyranny of the majority. In an NPC scenario, there would be little reason for any candidate to consider any of our concerns or issues. The only reason a candidate would visit Connecticut would be to do some fundraising.

The “One Vote Per Person” concept is not unimportant, but our country is a union of 50 states with different laws, different qualifications for suffrage and different resources, talents, and issues. The electoral college represents a balance of the differing interests of the states and the “One Vote Per Person” concept. If we were to abandon it simply because an election did not go the way we would have liked, would be a mistake. If we decide to throw our electoral votes away and give up what little sovereignty, our rich little state has left, we may as well hang a “kick me” sign on our butt, move the nation’s capital L.A. and change its name from the “United States of America” to simply “America.”

And, oh yeah, Connecticut, learn to say, “Baaa Baaa”.

Obama’s Final Betrayal

By Nick Malino

 Barack Obama had the chance to slap Israel in the face once more before he leaves office. I guess he couldn’t resist it. In a startling reversal of decades of diplomacy, Obama sided with the Arab nations and its Palestinian component and tacitly condemned Israeli settlement activity, “on Palestinian land”. Perhaps this act provided the president with additional cruel satisfaction since he was able to deliver this diplomatic fist to Bibi’s gut on Hanukah eve.

 Obama has displayed a lasting disdain for Israel and has thrice snubbed Prime Minister Netanyahu during his last three visits to this country. But personal feelings against Jews, Israel and the PM should not affect our country’s relationship with its closest, and perhaps only, ally in the Middle East, and NO. I am not including Iran as an ally even though Mr. Obama considers them, “Our partner in peace.”

Obama’s Legacy – Donald Trump

Obama’s Legacy – Donald Trump

Last night, in his farewell address in Chicago, President Obama attempted to salvage something positive in his legacy. Although his audience consisted of hardcore supporters, he may have been better served by not selecting the city which has suffered most from his failed policies.. He pushed through Obamacare which most people were against. He went on an apology tour stopping in Hiroshima and Vietnam. After every terrorist attack, rather than lashing out at the terrorist or even labelling their ideology correctly, he lectured Americans about tolerance, he invited the racist hate group Black Lives Matter to the White House three times, he preached unity but practiced divisiveness, he sent representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown but was absent at funerals for slain police officers, he said he understood Colin Kapernick’s opinion that we are a country of racists.

Americans have responded by saying, “We are tired of being told that we should be ashamed of who we are”. We are not racists, we are not miserly capitalists, we do not hate gays, or Muslims or transsexuals. While the affliction of racism certainly exists, it affects people of every race and it is revealed as localized outbreaks and not as a pandemic. Barack Obama does not exist on a higher plain than the rest of us, “Just-Plain-Folks” regardless of what he thinks of himself, his legacy will be best exemplified by the election of Donald Trump.

Despite Obama’s energetic campaigning for Clinton in the final weeks of the election, it is he who set the table for Donald Trump’s victory.

Obama reprimanded Congress for their inaction on gun control and said that if they didn’t do something, he would. Then he reprimanded the Congress that if they did not act on comprehensive immigration reform, then he would. Well, Mr. President, that is not the way it works. Congress passes the laws. The SCOTUS determines their constitutionality, and the President is supposed to enforce those laws.

The president has absolutely no ability to enact laws. You and I have just as much ability to enact new legislation as president Obama has. However, this did not stop him. However, he did it anyway. He claims to have plugged the “gun show loophole”. He passed a law via executive order which is not permissible under the constitution. Fortunately, it was a useless law since there really was no “gun show loophole”, so everybody just kind of let it go.

Then, also by executive order, he granted amnesty to millions of illegal border crossers into the country, thereby reneging on his oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States. If he didn’t agree with a law duly passed by Congress and authorized by the Judicial Branch, he would ignore it via executive order. Well, Mr. President, that too, is not the way it works.

The Supreme Court concurred and he was told that he could not flaunt the law, ignore the constitution, and step back on his oath of office. The frightening part was that although the SCOTUS struck down the President’s action, they did it by a margin of 5-4, meaning that 4 justices no longer believed in the constitutional separation of powers.

Hillary Clinton was a flawed candidate. But she had the backing of her party which kept thumbs firmly pressed upon the scales in her favor. Bernie Sanders, the poor, doddering socialist never had a chance and to this day and he still doesn’t accept that reality. She had Wall Street behind her. Hollywood stars fell all over each other to garner her favor. Every greedy union, the Aristocracy of Labor, backed her with their strong-arms and strongarms. Print, broadcast and internet media, with rare exceptions, demonized anyone who would dare criticize her.

We were told by all of them that if we did not agree with these “gods”, we were uneducated hobbits, or gnomes, rednecks, racists, Islamophobes, homophobes, misogynists, and much worse.

We are none of those.

And finally, a couple of days before the election, Obama told us that if we did not vote for Hillary that it can only be that we were also sexists. This may not have been quite as bad as Margaret Thatcher who literally condemned all who did not vote for HRC to eternal damnation, but to many it was just another over the top elitist telling us again how bad we were.

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction” and when the force being exerted from the left surpasses good sense and enters the realm of extremism the opposite reaction is about to occur to a similar extreme. It is the law of fundamental symmetries. Donald Trump is not a alter ego of the alt-right it is a response to leftist extremism. It is one thing being told that the federal government knows more about educating your kids than the states do and certainly more than you do but to be told that you must allow boys who say that they identify as girls into the girl’s bathrooms and showers and you get Donald Trump. And when you focus more on these perceived inequalities while working people are out of work you get Donald Trump.
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Mr. Obama. We are not ashamed of being Americans. We don’t need anyone to offer apologies for what we have done, because the good outweighs the bad. Mrs. Clinton, we are hard-working people not deplorables, Mrs. Thatcher, mind your own business.

I never was what you would call, a “Trump Supporter”. I am not confident that the next four years are going to be without troubles, and already have visions of Smoot-Harley-type fallout from disasterous trade wars. But the alternative was far worse, and in the end, there were only a few people that could make me cast my vote for a reality show host for president, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are two of them and Chuck Schumer, Dannell Malloy, Shaun White, Meryl Streep, Christopher Murphy, Elizabeth Warren, Al Sharpton, and Charlie Rangle are not far behind and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will be gone in a few weeks . It is time to get rid of the others and restore some reason and common sense to government before we get someone worse than Trump.