Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Clinton Trump Debate Fallout

I know the talking heads on TV have been debating who had the best night at the debate and, depending on which channel you tune to, it could be either Trump or Clinton.

I'd have to go with Clinton for the following reasons;

  1. She remained calm no matter what was thrown at her or how many times Trump interrupted her. 
  2. She stayed on point with her answers. All her answers were direct answers to the questions asked. The woman can focus on issues in spite of the chatter to her right. 
  3. She could explain her plans. There were no "secret" vague plans.
  4. She showed respect for the moderator and even for Trump. She did not interrupt or try to shout over Trump or Holt. 
  5. She wasn't afraid of the fact checkers. In fact, she invited them in. 
Where Trump failed;
  1. What was with the funny faces? Did he not know there was a split screen and he looked like a fourth grade bully mocking his school mates? (apologies to any fourth graders out there)
  2. Could not give direct answers. Donny seemed to talk around the question and always turned it back into an attack. Does he not know his own stance on the issues? 
  3. The shout outs and interrupts. A display of uncontrolled emotions and defensiveness. I found myself wishing they would shut off his mic so others could finish a sentence without his nasty yips. 
  4. Seemed to get more agitated as the night wore on. If Clinton and Holt could cause enough pressure for him to lose control, how would this man fare if faced with life and death negotiations? How could he face off with the leaders of other nations without losing control? 
  5. Fear of facts. Before the debate he refused to allow fact checking during the debate. What was he afraid of? An honest politician should not be afraid of the fact checkers.

Debate one goes to Hillary Clinton. 

Perhaps Donald could take a lesson now and actually prepare for the next debate and stop bragging that he doesn't need to prepare. Evidently he needed something. 

Now, imagine if he was walking into a war room unprepared? 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Did Trump get an "F" in Negotiation?

During his recent trip to Mexico, Trump reported that the subject of who was going to pay for his billion dollar wall did not come up.


His biggest campaign promise didn't come up when he went to Mexico? This brings up the question; Did he go there to try to negotiate with Mexico to get them to say they'd pay for his wall?

Makes us wonder if his trip to Mexico was a ploy to show off his "great" negotiation skills right before  his big immigration speech.

And he came back with ... nothing.

So, did he lie to America when he said the subject didn't even come up? The Mexican government said it did and that Trump was told Mexico would not pay for his wall.

Really? Why would they? If Canada said they wanted a wall, would America pay for it? Of course not.

Is Trump lying to American just to save face? Does he consider the American public that stupid? Why would he go to Mexico and not bring up the subject of his infamous wall?

If he tries to build the wall the American tax payers will be stuck with the billion dollar bill and he can't admit that, can he?

Who believes the subject just didn't come up???

Friday, September 2, 2016

Will Trump Deport Grandma???

Trump's harsh immigration policy has too many repercussions he's not acknowledging. Like an angry little boy with is head buried in the sand, Trump forgets he's talking about splitting up good, hard working families.

Let's see the honest immigrant who either overstayed their visa or maybe did come in illegally years ago.

Now's she's a grandma. Her children and grandchildren were born here. She
worked hard her whole life just to give her kids a good live. Now they're  contributing members of society. They go to church, work honest jobs, come home and help the kids with their homework.

Trump gets into office and rips this sweet grandma from the only home she's known for the last 40 years and sends her back to country where she knows no one and has no ties. What happens to Grandma?

How many families will be ripped apart by Trump's unrealistic view of immigrants?

Drug dealers? Criminals? Ask Trump what he's going to do about the drug dealers and criminals that are American citizens. Does he have an answer for that one?

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

GOP: Grand Old "Puppets"?

The Republican party seems to have disappeared. Their conservative values are being ridiculed every time their chosen candidate, Donald Trump, opens his mouth. Its almost like the GOP is endorsing  an uninformed fourth grade bully for the highest office in the land.

Republicans everywhere have to ask themselves, "Do we want a President of Negativity?" A man who spews hatred and stoops to name calling when when he doesn't have the verbal skills to express himself any other way?

Some say the media is behind the popularity of Trump, but really, isn't it like watching a car wreck? Everyone watches, cringes, and maybe says a prayer? When someone representing the adults in the room shows a lack of maturity and basic knowledge of world events, it kind of is news. GOP, the world is laughing at you. Your standing has dropped from powerful party, to a bunch of puppets manipulated by a spoiled little man-baby.

And you better watch out. Dare to speak the truth and you'll be dubbed with a nickname of ridicule, because that's what fourth grade bullies do. They call people names, spew lies and work hard to intimidate. Dare to stand up and he'll slap you down again. The GOP no longer looks like strong leaders, instead they're being trampled upon by the bully in the room.

Monday, June 13, 2016

God Stands with Orlando

I was raised an Irish Catholic. In case you don't know, there is no stronger Catholic, than an Irish Catholic. More time is spent in mass, catechism, and other church functions than anywhere else in your existence. In adulthood, I've drifted away from organized religion due to one crazy/mean priest. I still believe in God, a higher power that is all about love.

One of the first things I learned in Catholic school was, "God made me, God made everyone."

So simple. A basis for everything in life. If God made it, we should always respect it. The earth, the animals, and, of course, people. 

So, if it's true that God made me, God made everyone, Then God made people gay. He wanted people to be hetero and gay. Just like he wanted people to be all colors. There is beauty in diversity. He created everything. 

I don't believe God created hate. 
Hate is a message from the devil. Like the little demon in the red horns and pointy tail, hate sits there waiting for you to give in to peer pressure and take it by the hand. Hate loves to drag people along and make them do and say stupid things. Making fun of someone because of their race, sexual preference, or religion is hate. Ugly, dirty hate. And it will drag you into the mud with it. 

If you believe God is hate, I think the devil has you snowballed. Like certain politicians, they think if they yell it loud enough, the weak will follow. 

Don't be weak. Know God is love, only love. Love the world and the people and rejoice in the diversity we have been gifted with in this life. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Democrat in Republican Clothing?

Hey! Is there a fox in the hen house?
After listening to the flip flops from Mr. Trump, I have to wonder if his heart is with the Democratic party and his plan is to bust the GOP.

Time magazine reported this back in March. From Pro-choice to Pro-life, Ban assault weapons to guns for everyone, and pro-torture to oh wait, I'll obey the laws. And on and on....

So what if this is all a plan to take control of the GOP? He incites the base of the Republican party with fear and  hate and then backtracks and slides into liberal mode.


Although his history shows more of a leaning toward the Democratic party (Check out Open there have been a few Republicans he deemed worth of a donation. We have to ask, does history show us whose values Mr. Trump really supports? Hmmm, interesting.

What happens next for the GOP? When the tea party took over the GOP a few years ago, the extremists seemed to take control. Never before has the Republican party appear to be motivated by hate and fear. Old time Republicans have been struggling not to fall under this veil of tea-stains, and have often spoken out against members of their own party. Google Republican in fighting and pages upon pages show up. 

What would  happen if Mr. Trump suddenly decided he was tired of the political game and suddenly dropped out? Who would he throw his support behind? Is there a clue in his donation history?

Friday, March 25, 2016

Trump vs the GOP?

Did the GOP create the rolling Trump monster by sitting in the Senate and Congress and failing to do their job?

When the voters see a whine, bitch and do nothing group of elected officials not doing their job, do they get angry? Did Trump recognize this anger and figured if he fueled it, he could give his ego a boost? Why not run for Prez?

Of all the alternatives, if I did vote for a Republican - and let me state I have not decided who to vote for - I probably would have been more swayed by Rubio who was the only one with any class. Rubio gave us a clean campaign with decent ideas. He showed respect, something not many of the Goppers remember how to do.

Cruz? He doesn't understand the separation of church and state. Kind of important in a country that was founded on freedom of religion. He speaks out against rights of women to control their own bodies and seems to hawk his religious views at every turn. I respect his religion, but hey, keep it to yourself buddy.

Hillary? Well, the country did well during the Clinton years when rumor had it she was the brains behind the presidency. She has experience with international stuff, she's worked with budgets and knows how to manage people. Probably not a bad choice, but we'll leave that open for now.

Bernie? Well, here's a man after my own heart. He's caring and decent, but can he get his ideas through congress? His views are more in alignment with our founding fathers who simply wanted people to be free from government micro managing. If Bernie can get elected and bring his ideas to reality, the middle class in America will do much better.

Trump's racist, woman bashing comments should  have anyone running in the opposite direction and yet he's got enough followers to make him a problem to the GOP. Since Obama was elected, most of congress decided they were going to behave like spoiled little children who didn't get their own way and go on strike. Sure they show up, then do nothing. What are we paying them for? Anyone else go to work, do nothing, and still get paid?

Did the GOP create the Trump monster machine by not doing the job they were elected for? When your elected officials refuse to cooperate on all levels to a ridicules degree, the voters get angry. Then they turn to something else. Someone with a loud voice spouting convoluted ideas with no practical application. (Hey! Anyone got billions of dollars to build a wall? Track and deport illegal immigrants?)  When pressed for facts, he backtracks or just rambles about something else. . . yet, still they follow him. Why? Did the GOP, by establishing a do-nothing work ethic, end their chances for a viable candidate?