Monday, April 16, 2018

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


"...and they lived happily ever after."
[closes book] Let's take a minute and talk about false hopes.




Sunday, April 15, 2018

Logic is not David Hogg's Long Suit


 "Gun violence can happen anywhere at anytime." As Artie Johnson might have said, "Verrrrry interesting!" Wasn't his whole shtick, his and the Cuban-dictator-loving teeny boppers he hung out with, that "We don't feel safe in schools anymore!" ? "We're afraid to go back to class until this 'gun violence' threat is addressed!" And now, young Hogg is telling us that he is every bit as safe in class, on those rare occasions he actually attends, as he is in his bedroom playing video games. Badly.

More accurately, he is at no higher risk in class than he is everywhere else. Statistically (I know, David! Math is hard!) at lower risk than he would be anywhere else. School shootings are rare. Unlike the poor tormented lad David's friends bullied, most people, even hardened criminals, are averse to shooting children.

The anti-gunners are fond of quoting national statistic on 'gun violence', yet most of it takes place in large cities under Democrat leadership. Most of them with stringent gun control laws. Criminals do not faithfully obey the law. One of the things that makes even a 'routine' traffic stop so potentially dangerous, is that the criminal illegally carrying an illegal gun is more likely to ignore laws about current registration and functional taillights, too. The police officer who pulled you over for an outdated tag has no idea how many laws you've already broken or are prepared to break.

Since the illustrious Mr. Hogg has admitted that he is no less safe in school as he is "anywhere" else, I propose he should go back to class. Once he graduates, he should find a community college, where he will undoubtedly be placed in a 'bonehead' English course. This is not a cheap shot. Colleges have known for years that high schools are doing a micturating poor job of teaching English that will serve them in a college level educational environment. Mr. Hogg is no exception.

After a year or two of junior college, he may find himself better equipped to successfully apply to an institute of higher learning. Then, maybe he might take a course in logic.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Friday, April 13, 2018

The Acorn Doesn't Fall Far From the Family Tree

“Dear Foremothers, your society was lead by a woman who governed thousands, commanded armies, yielded to no one. When I found you in my DNA, I learned where my strength comes from”
Not the 49% of me from Ireland, Great Britain and Western Europe, apparently!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Build The Wall, Build It Tall, Build it Strong and Build It Now.

How many times do we have to have the slaughter in our southern neighbor paraded before our eyes.? The problem with gun violence isn't guns, it's the murderous people that use them. It is a people problem, not a gun problem.


As an example look at the City of Tijuana just south of San Diego. In only three months Tijuana murders (over 530) have passed the annual number of murders in Baltimore (one of the most violent cities in America) and almost reached the annual level of Chicago. And Mexico has but a single location where you can purchase a firearm, a place in Mexico City known as the "Directorate of Arms and Munitions Sales" which is operated by the Mexican Army.


The clerks are soldiers.
Tijuana sits on the U.S. border with California, approximately 17 miles south of San Diego. A brief look at both cities reveals that San Diego has a population of 1.4 million compared to Tijuana’s 1.8 million. In 2016 and 2017 respectfully, Tijuana finished with 910 and 1,734 homicides while San Diego registered 50 and 34 for each year in straight comparisons, local journalists found at the time. 
The cartel violence in Tijuana has been attributed to a resurgence of remnants from the Cártel de Los Arellano Félix, which is now operating under the name of Cártel Tijuana Nueva Generación (CTNG) and aligns with El Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación. These two criminal groups are engaged in a turf dispute with the Sinaloa Cartel. In some areas, rival factions within the Sinaloa Cartel are fighting for control of the lucrative street-level markets and valuable routes leading into the United States.
Last year Mexico reported 29,168 homicides, 80% of which are still open. Mexico has a murder rate three times that of the US (15 per 100,000 vs 5).

Cartel violence means that the Mexican gene pool, for the most part, is cleansing itself. Unfortunately innocent bystanders, courageous politicians and law enforcement also get thrown into the stats. In consideration of these circumstances, a comprehensive southern border wall makes perfect sense. Not only would it reduce crime in the US, but it would put the brakes on drug and human trafficking through Mexico. A porous border guarantees that it is very profitable to transport drugs and sex slaves (including children) into the States. The money is good and the risk is low. Now throw an effective 30 foot barrier up. The entire game plan changes when it gets harder to break into a country.

Isn't that funny? Israel found out the same thing with Palestinian terrorists.

What will happen most likely is that the price of illegal narcotics will increase, perhaps dramatically. Recreational use will hopefully diminish until domestic supplies increase. With cocoa plants used to produce cocaine, that may be never.

The human trafficking will probably divert to US ports, much more so than now. And don't forget Canada which has grown lax in its immigration enforcement. Thousands of Chinese enter Canada every year and it is not that difficult to cross a 3,000 mile border that is almost entirely unprotected.

Smugglers/narcotics traffickers have used the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY for generations. All you have to do is throw a parcel full of narcotics (or booze back in the 1920's) off an international freighter to a waiting speedboat and off they go. The RCMP have established their own river patrols to combat this (pic below).


We cannot conduct surveillance on every mile of our coastal areas and borders. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection reports this:
The common image of an illegal immigrant sneaking into the U.S. involves a Latin American huddling for cover in the brush of an expansive desert. It’s hot, dry, and desolate. Perhaps they are attempting to swim across the Rio Grande as it meanders through the dusty climes of the southern U.S. or jump a fence in the middle of the night. 
There is a different, much less publicized form of illegal immigrant—the kind coming from Canada. Many of these individuals are not Latin American—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have apprehended border jumpers from Albania, The Czech Republic, Israel, and India—and they often cross the many waterways of Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and New York by boat, jet ski, or by swimming.




Flowing Curves Of Beauty


Dating tip: Never ask a woman where she wants to eat. Ask her to guess where you’re taking her then take her to her first guess.



Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Have Dog Will Travel

As you grow older, just staying alive can become a full-time job.  That means you need to take a vacation.  I ascribe to the axiom:  Life’s short. Eat dessert first, work less and vacation more!
Vacation heals a weary mind and soul.
I’m headed to the beach where I will be walking past rows of beach chairs and weaving between sunbathers and Frisbee games and people flying kites on a sandy shore.  The intoxicating smell of the salty air and the mist of the sea will be my nirvana for the next couple of weeks.  My only fear will be whether a seagull poops on my head.
Sophie The Wonderdog and I will be visiting once again with my bestest friend of 40-plus years.  My itinerary includes little more than dining on fresh seafood at my favorite over-the-ocean restaurant, binge-watching movies and shopping.  Sophie will enjoy being with her little buddies Teddy and Tika.
Fear not!  I have already queued up the regular Sunday postings of “A Walk On The Wild Side” and the Monday postings of “Flowing Curves Of Beauty”.  Hopefully, co-bloggers Proof and Sig94 will fill in for me by posting something of interest in my absence.

Monday, April 2, 2018

What A Punchable Face!

Today, during the 140th White House Easter Egg Roll a reporter for The Daily Caller captured CNN’s notorious attention whore Jim Acosta, showing his arrogant fourth point of contact.
As you might expect, the conceited sumbitch blithely tweeted back:
The press poodles on the left immediately came to Acosta’s defense noting the same disrespect was shown to The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.
Well…la-tee-freakin’-dah.
The situations were completely different.  Obama was giving a speech on policy while President Trump was coloring with kids and showing them a good time.
Brad Perscale, Campaign Manager for President Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, had the perfect solution to curb his boorish behavior:
UPDATE:  Welcome readers of Bad Blue Uncensored News.  We are grateful to Doug Ross for linking to this post. 

Flowing Curves Of Beauty


OFFICER: "Sir, your wife fell out of your car about a mile back."
MAN: "Thank you for telling me officer, I thought I had gone deaf."




Saturday, March 31, 2018

Deep Thoughts By Chuck Todd

Critics who dwell in the hive of journalism judge things based on what is outside their scope of understanding.  So, it was on Good Friday when NBC’s Chuck Todd tweeted:
What does Mr. Todd know of selflessness?
No one ever deserved suffering less yet received so much. No one has ever had a greater right to retaliate but never did.  No one has ever borne so much injustice yet never sought vengeance.
The Savior offered His forgiveness to others before they ever knew they wanted it..."Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do."

In Honor Of National Tater Day: Presenting “Tater” Stelter

Yep, National Tater Day is a thing.  It’s observed annually on March 31.  Since the time potatoes were shipped from Europe to the colonies in the early 17th century, their consumption has been a major part of the North American diet. In the United States, there are over 100 varieties of potatoes.  But one variety is being celebrated here today.
To mark this auspicious day, we are highlighting the resplendent Brian Stelter.  Stelter was dubbed “Tater” by senior columnist and author for Townhall, Kurt Schlichter. Kurt, according to his bio at Townhall, was personally recruited to write conservative commentary by none other than Andrew Breitbart.
When The New Yorker severed ties with CNN contributor Ryan Lizza for improper sexual conduct, CNN pulled him from future on-air appearances while the network conducted “an extensive investigation into the matter,” prompting Stelter to tweet:
Schlichter tweeted his reply, “Hey Tater, why can't liberal media people not grope every woman in sight?”
When President Trump was scheduled to take his first formal health examination since taking office, Stelter’s network was certain the president was a mental basket case.  After Dr. Ronny Jackson’s 4-hour exam proved the President’s mental health was above reproach, poor Brian was forced to tweet:
Schlichter responded, “Tater has sadz.”

John Stossel, a libertarian pundit for the Fox Business Network, interviewed a young lady we all would be wise to pay attention to.
Oliver Darcy, Senior Media Reporter for CNN, chided Stossel’s interview with the young lady tweeting, “John Stossel seems to think its great people are getting their news from YouTubers vs reliable new organizations.
“Tater” saw an opening to attack Fox News again with this tweet in response to Darcy’s dig:
So, the young lady decided to throw down the gauntlet:
Here’s the Stossel interview with Candace.  After watching it, I’m confident you’ll agree she’s a voice to be reckoned with.
Owens is far from the first black conservative. But, she says others “have not been successful in the past because they cared too much about what people thought…We’re doing it differently…talking a lot of trash.”
Having an edgy sense of humor is one way she does it. So is knowing history and literature better than her critics.
“You can feel free to call me an Uncle Tom. You can feel free to call me an Auntie Tom. It does not affect me,” she says. “Do you want to know why? Because I actually read the book. Uncle Tom was the hero.”
Look out “Tater”.  Candace may one day make tater salad out of you. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Risk Assessment and the Modern Liberal


Risk assessment is in the news. Most of it phony. Let me give you an example:Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened in 1990. In the last 28 years, approximately 84,000 students have passed through its halls. Fourteen didn't make it. For all you statisticians out there, that's .0001666 of the entire student body. If you averaged in all of the rest of the schools in Miami-Dade, Florida or the entire South, that number would decrease. If you averaged in every school in the United States, Columbine and Sandy Hook included, the numbers would still go down. Way down.

Now before you decry me as being cold and heartless, let me say that I deplore each and every one of those shootings. Any reasonable thing that can be done to prevent such incidents in the future should be implemented. (And by "reasonable" I intend to remain the final arbiter on that. Wrapping every student in bubble wrap and only feeding them through a tube is too extreme. Unless I can buy a lot of stock in bubble wrap companies.)

Where was I? Oh, yes. Risk factors. I have noticed that a number of students (perhaps prompted) have publicly stated and carried signs that stated that they "No longer feel safe in their schools". I find that hard to believe, unless some adult was telling them that this was the case. Have seventeen people ever died in a school bus crash? Have you ever heard a child say, "I no longer feel safe in a school bus"? Fifty thousand people die in car crashes every year. When was the last time you heard a child say, "I no longer feel safe in an automobile"? I'm not sure what the statistics are for lightning strikes or falling space debris, but have you heard cries of "I no longer feel safe going outside"?

Whoever is promoting this fearmongering among children should cut it out. Now. Teens are in far more danger of being killed texting while driving, but even though it is illegal, it is a greater threat. Will children boycott getting drivers licenses out of fear, overhyped or not? I don't think so.

Liberals need the emotional tug on the heartstrings of little children quaking in their shoes, fearful of their lives if they return to their classrooms. Thus, it is being artificially induced and I wish they would cut it out. You'll have to excuse me now. I have to buy some "falling space debris insurance".

It's a thing!

The Broken-Down Has-Been Traveling Hillary Circus

Forget the fact that Granny was paid a puny $25,000 to speak at Rutgers University on Thursday.  It is also irrelevant that her speaking fee was below that of Jersey Shore’s Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi who made a name for herself blacking out on reality TV and referred to herself as a “meatball”.
The days of garnering $200,000 speaking fees are gone for Granny. The decrepit shrew insists on nattering about women in politics─well actually, her in politics.
It’s been 16 months (485 days) since the worst possible candidate in history lost her bid for president and she’s still relitigating it calling the loss “traumatic.”
When Ruth Mandel, Director of Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers, asked about being told to get off the public stage and “shut up,” Clinton said she was “struck” by the fact that “they never said that to any man,” citing unsourced research from “one of the young people” on her staff.
"I'm really glad that, you know, Al Gore didn't stop talking about climate change. And I'm really glad John Kerry went to the Senate and became an excellent Secretary of State. And I'm really glad John McCain kept speaking out and standing up and saying what he had to say. And for heaven's sakes, Mitt Romney is running for the Senate.”
The former Secretary of State and unconvicted felon said she’s regretted some things she said. “I can do better. There are things I’ve said I’d like to take back.”
Considering the lifetime of indignities she’s suffered─the Bill and Monica scandal, losing to The Donald, breaking a toe, breaking a wrist, falling up stairs, falling down stairs, losing her shoes while falling and getting tossed into the Scooby van like a side of beef at the 9/11 Memorial service in 2016─you’d think she’d say “To hell with it.  I’m going back to Chappaqua to my chardonnay and my walks in the woods.”
But, no, she’s got to piss and moan about misogyny.  One commenter over at Ace of Spades had the perfect solution: If Hillary really believed her bullshit she would get a sex change and run again.
Admit it.  That would be a hoot.  If she thought Trump was intimidating her on the debate stage in 2016, imagine the hilarity of Trump lobbing insults at a “shim”.  That, my friends, would be Must-See TV.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Mets Legend Rusty Staub Has Died

What a sad start to Opening Day in baseball.
Daniel Joseph “Rusty” Staub was born in New Orleans on April 1, 1944. He signed with the Houston Colt .45s organization in September 1961 out of Jesuit High School. The franchise, which later became the Astros, was preparing along with the Mets to enter the National League the next season as an expansion team.
Staub received his nickname from a nurse shortly after his birth when it was clear he would have a bright red mane. Staub carried that moniker cheerfully through 23 big league seasons.
After playing in the minors, Staub made his debut with Houston in 1963. His breakout season came in 1967, when he batted .333 with a league-leading 44 doubles and was an All-Star for the first time.
He retired after the Mets’ 1985 season with 1,466 runs batted in and a career batting average of .279 to go with his 292 homers and 2,716 hits.
A 6-foot-2 left-hander with a sweet swing weighed 240 pounds late in his career — by then he was a gourmet cook and a restaurant owner — Staub cut an unmistakable figure at the plate.
“He had curly red hair, choked up three inches on his bat, wore his uniform pants high and ran like molasses in winter,” The National Post once said of him.
But he could hit — and play outfield and first base as well. In his 23 seasons, he amassed 2,716 hits and 292 home runs while being named to six All-Star teams.
Staub founded the New York Police and Fire Widows' and Children's Benefit Fund. Founded in 1985, the year he retired, it raised more than $100 million after the 2001 terror attacks.

The Boys Of Summer: MLB Opening Day 2018


A new Major League Baseball season begins today and this year marks the earliest Opening Day in the history of the organization. Every team in the league is scheduled to play today—something that hasn’t happened since 1968.
I’ve been a devoted fan of the Braves since 1984.  I briefly lived in Atlanta during the best period in modern-day Braves history.  I was fortunate indeed to attend the World Series when the Braves did battle with the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays and the Cleveland Indians.
Those were the glory days of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, Tom Glavine and Chipper Jones.
It was wonderful when the Braves moved out of that rock pit known as Fulton County Stadium into their new digs at the Ted.  Now they’re at SunTrust Park.  That’s not the only change in recent years.  Now they’ve gone and done something silly.
To become politically correct the organization dumped their mascot Chief Noc-a-homa so as not to offend Native Americans.  That effort brought forth Homer.  Homer was a knockoff of Mr. Met and now they’ve kicked poor Homer to the curb and ushered in Blooper.
Look at this thing.  Admit it.  It’s a rip-off of the Philly Phanatic.  I don’t want to be a crybaby about a furry mascot intended to entertain the kiddies at the park, but why go from a Homer to a Blooper?  A blooper is a weakly hit fly ball plopping juuuuuust beyond the reach of the infielders.  What were these guys thinking?
Yeah, it’s been a while since the Braves were baseball’s version of America’s Team winning an unprecedented 14 consecutive division titles.  This mascot, in my humble opinion, is a painful reminder of how the mighty have fallen.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

My Car's Radio Is Awesome!


I bought a used Lexus 350 and returned to the dealer the next day because I couldn't get the radio to work. The salesman explained that the radio was voice activated.

"Nelson," the salesman said to the radio. The Radio replied, "Ricky or Willie?" "Willie!" he continued and "On The Road Again" came from the speakers.

Then he said, "Ray Charles!", and in an instant "Georgia On My Mind" replaced Willie Nelson. I drove away happy, and for the next few days, every time I'd say, "Beethoven," I'd get beautiful classical music, and if I said, "Beatles," I'd get some of my favorite Beatles songs.

Yesterday, some idiot ran a red light and nearly creamed my Lexus but I swerved in time to avoid them. I yelled, "A** H***s!"

Immediately the French National Anthem began to play, sung by Jane Fonda and Barbara Streisand, backed up by Michael Moore and The Dixie Chicks, with John Kerry on guitar, Al Gore on drums, Dan Rather on harmonica, Nancy Pelosi on tambourine, Harry Reid on spoons, Bill Clinton on sax and Hillary Clinton on vodka martinis.

I LOVE this car!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Trump Has Taken Measures More Hostile To Putin Than Those Enacted Under The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer

According to US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, "The United States is ready to cooperate and forge a better relationship between our two countries. But that will only be possible when Russia chooses to become a more responsible partner.”
On Monday, the Trump Administration said 48 Russian diplomats and 12 members of Russia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York would be expelled from the country. In addition, the Consulate in Seattle, WA will be closed. The Russian diplomats have seven days to leave the country. The justification for the expulsions was the poisoning of former Russian military intelligence Colonel Sergei Skripal convicted in Russia of spying for the UK and his daughter Yulia. 
According to British authorities, Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent from a group of chemical compounds known as Novichok. The nerve agent was developed by the Soviet Union to circumvent the Chemical Weapons Convention.  This was the first time the military-grade nerve agent has been used in over 70 years.
The EU has called on Russia to urgently address the questions raised by the UK and the international community and to provide immediate, full and complete disclosure of its Novichok program to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Since the public poisoning in Salisbury, the UK and Russia have witnessed relations deteriorate further with London expelling 23 diplomats and Moscow responding with similar measures. The UK has signaled it is preparing further measures against Russia, including possibly targeting Russians who "have obtained wealth by corruption."
In remarks to reporters at the Pentagon today, Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis said the March 4 attack in Salisbury involved the "pretty obvious" use of a chemical agent.
Mattis, a retired Marine general and former Senior NATO Commander, said he could recall a time when the U.S. and Russian militaries were training together for international peacekeeping missions amid hope of a post-Cold War partnership.
"That regrettably, by Russia's choice, is now a thing of the past," he said. "Russia has chosen to be a strategic competitor, even to the point of reckless activity. That's the only thing it can be called to the innocent people in Salisbury who were exposed, and possibly to the extent of being murdered by this stuff."
Pressed to be more specific in his accusation, Mattis said: "Attempted murder of a man and his daughter. How's that for starters?"
Asked whether this amounted to an act of war, Mattis said it is part of a pattern of Russian actions that President Vladimir Putin apparently believes can be plausibly denied. Mattis cited as examples Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea and its military intervention in eastern Ukraine, as well as its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
"They are doing things they think are deniable," he said. "So, they're trying to break the unity of the Western alliance," referring to NATO, which joined in the denunciation of the Salisbury attack, announcing Tuesday that it will expel seven staffers from the Russian mission in Brussels and will deny the pending accreditation requests of three other workers there.
More than 20 countries on Monday announced they were expelling a total of more than 130 Russian diplomats. On Tuesday, Australia said it was kicking out two Russian diplomats described as undeclared intelligence officers. They have been given seven days to leave.
Mattis highlighted NATO's response, which carried undertones of Cold War-like tension, but declined to say what role he believes Putin had in the Salisbury attack and other actions designed to divide the West.
"I won't speculate. Certainly, he's responsible as the head of state. We all can draw our own conclusions," he said.
President Trump spoke by phone with the leaders of two key NATO allies, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The White House said that in both conversations the leaders expressed support for the West's response to the Salisbury poisoning, including NATO's expulsion of Russians.
Because of President Trump’s strong leadership and his willingness to punch Russia if it punches America or its allies, fourteen EU countries announced measures to expel Russian diplomats intelligence operatives in a single, unified policy decision.
To this I say…Trump haters, shut your effing pie hole and admit he has repeatedly taken measures more hostile to Putin than any enacted under The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer. 

I'm All For "Common Sense" Gun Control

...now if someone could just codify "common sense"!

People are very loosely and very passionately crying that we must pass "common sense" gun laws. They want them now! Anything less and you have "blood on your hands". Fine. Let's start with the aspect that has absolutely nothing with caliber, barrel length, barrel shrouds, pistol grips or bayonet mounts. Let's talk about...age.

The state of Florida recently raised the age of buying certain long guns to twenty-one, from eighteen. What does this mean? I remember back in the sixties when you could be drafted into the army at age eighteen, but couldn't vote until you were twenty-one. How is that "common sense"? So the voting age was lowered to eighteen. Common sense, right?

Maybe it's time to have a discussion on when someone becomes an adult? We want responsible adults voting, owning firearms, drinking responsibly, defending our country...shouldn't all those ages be the same? Obamacare in its infinite wisdom, allows children as old as twenty-six to stay on their parent's policy. Are twenty-six-year-olds not responsible adults?

What about the age for sexual consent? If the age at which someone becomes responsible enough to drink, vote and own a gun, wouldn't "common sense" say that that's the age when a child can both sign contracts and consent to sexual relations? You have to be eighteen to legally sign a binding contract. In the Netherlands and Great Britain, statutory rape takes place before twelve and thirteen respectively, but there are special circumstances for children above that age but under sixteen.

In the US, it varies by state between sixteen and eighteen. Should we raise that to twenty-one? Twenty-three? How is a sixteen year old mature enough to make possibly life changing decisions regarding their sexuality and procreation, but too immature to own certain types of firearms?

Michael Moore, who never met a doughnut he didn't like, recently came out in favor of lowering the voting age to sixteen. Really? Where's the "common sense" in that? You can get pregnant and start a family at sixteen, but you can't sign a contract to buy your own car or rent your own apartment, and even if you did, you couldn't have a gun in your house to protect your family, because it's against the law!

Winston Churchill is credited with saying, "If a man is not a liberal when he is eighteen, he has no heart. If he's not a conservative when he's thirty, he has no brain." Young people, with less experience in the real world, tend to be more liberal. They haven't yet discovered that the world is not the way they wish it was. A younger voting demographic would benefit the more liberal party; the Democrats. Certainly that would make filmmaker Moore happy as a pig in slop, to have a slew of new, idealistic voters, easily persuaded to embrace liberal tenets. But is that "common sense"?

There you have it, fellow babies, as Johnny Fever might say. What is the "common sense" age when a person becomes mature enough to have sex, drive a car, sign a mortgage, drink, vote or own a firearm? Is it "common sense" to expect them all to be the same? Shall we follow the example of Obamacare and require children to be twenty-three before engaging in these activities? We didn't even get into what age constitutes adulthood when a person is tried in a court of law. Some criminals are tried as adults when they are seventeen, if the crime is particularly heinous. Is there a "one size fits all" age for all of these activities? If not, how is this "common sense"? If so, are you sure that it's common sense?

Keeping firearms out of the hands of the immature, mentally ill and criminals is a goal everyone can endorse. So, let's set the age of maturity for all these events. Pick an age. Show your work. Gain a consensus in the electorate and we're home free!

Good luck with that!

Jimmah Wants To “Hep”

Former President Jimmy “The Peanut Farmer” Carter has offered his services to the Trump Administration ahead of a meeting with North Korea to discuss denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.
The 93-year-old bonehead sweetened the pot by citing his “20 hours of experience” working with previous senior officials in the hermit nation.
After Carter returned from talks with the North Koreans in June 1994, the New York Times reported, “Mr. Carter, who returned from his trip late Saturday, unabashedly provided an encouraging and unqualified account of his accomplishments. ‘I personally believe that the crisis is over,’ he said.”
In the summer of 1994, North Korea began the process of removing their spent fuel rods from the reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear facility. The idea was to provide them with enough plutonium to build a nuclear weapon. As a result, the global community demanded inspections, but North Korea wasn’t having any of that. 
Hans Blix, UN weapons inspector for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who was a cross between Mr. Magoo and Inspector Clouseau, gave up any notion of carrying out inspections and the Clinton Administration was forced to push sanctions through the UN. North Korea viewed any sanctions as an act of war. It got so bad that then-Defense Secretary William Perry actually thought war was on the horizon.
Then in stepped the resplendent Jimmy Carter. Carter had acted as a mediator before with Pyongyang, but never at the invitation of the State Department. But the crisis of 1994 changed that calculus. 
Carter entered North Korea and met personally with Kim Il Sung. Going far beyond his instructions, he described the American effort to impose sanctions as a serious mistake and reached out to Kim with specific proposals designed to end the standoff. 
Carter’s intervention averted a possible war, one that would likely have had tremendous consequences, and it became the basis for what would become the 1994 Agreed Framework. 
Yet, those who now celebrate his post-presidential legacy of peacemaking need to consider the long-term consequences of his actions in North Korea. The immediate ramifications of the Yongbyon strike or even a tight sanctions policy in 1994 would likely have been severe. The costs of inaction that summer, however, proved to be far more severe over the coming decades.
The Kim family remained in power in the North, perpetuating one of the most brutal totalitarian regimes in modern history. The country continued its nuclear efforts in defiance of the 1994 agreement and is now believed to have 15-20 nuclear weapons and significantly improved delivery systems, along with a massive collection of chemical and biological weapons. It continues to harass the South and threaten the stability of East Asia and is an active player in the international black market for nuclear technology, narcotics and counterfeit American bills, among other things. 
Carter’s belief in the moral superiority of choosing diplomacy rather than force is a mistake that, two decades later, the world is still paying for.
Carter was a bumbling fool.  The worst president this country ever had until the ascendency of The World’s Most Dangerous Community Organizer.
Who can forget the gas crisis of 1979 when lines formed from Maine to Hayne just to buy gas for the car? Or Jimmah’s conservation program to discourage oil consumption and his comical suggestion Americans should wear sweaters to offset turning down the thermostat in the winter?
Who can forget him ceding control of the American-built Panama Canal?  Or the 444-day-long Iranian hostage crisis? Or the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan?  What about my very favorite─the killer rabbit incident?

On Monday the New York Times reported a video “appearing to show the arrival in Beijing of an old-style green train of the kind used by North Korea’s leaders fueled intense speculation on Monday that a high-level North Korean delegation, perhaps even one led by Kim Jong Un, was meeting Chinese leaders ahead of Mr. Kim’s planned meeting with President Trump and South Korea’s president.”
On Monday as well, good ole Jimmah demonstrated his madcap naiveté on CBS This Morning saying, “I think John Bolton is a disaster for our country.  Maybe one of the worst mistakes that President Trump has made since he’s been in office.  He has been advocating a war with North Korea for a long time and even an attack on Iran.”
I think “Mr. Gutless Wonder” would do well to sit this one out.

Al Capone’s Vault Of Anti-Trump News

“After weeks and weeks of relentless hype from the anti-Trump mainstream media, after endless teases about ‘Big Reveals’, Sunday night’s 60 Minutes interview with ex-porn star Stormy Daniels ended up being the Al Capone’s vault of anti-Trump news. A big, fat nothing.”John Nolte, Editor-At-Large for Breitbart

Let me state for the record I love Charlie Hurt.  He is one of the nation’s feistiest conservative voices.
After CBS aired its interview with Stormy Daniels on “60 Minutes”, Hurt shared his thoughts with readers at The Washington Times.
First, they tried to beat him at the polls. They lost miserably.
Then they unleashed America’s most powerful and penetrating espionage apparatus against him at the height of the presidential campaign. And got caught red-handed.
Once he assumed the White House, they tried beating him with a sprawling federal investigation into “Russia collusion” — only to discover that they themselves were the only ones colluding with the Kremlin to tilt the 2016 election.
Frustrated, exhausted and completely out of ideas, the Grand Cyclops of the Washington Swamp has finally resorted to the only thing that has resulted in a presidential impeachment since Reconstruction: a raunchy sex scandal.
So, they dredge up old stories from President Trump’s colorful past as a tabloid titan, real-estate showman and reality-TV star. Old stories — stories that keep evolving and remain unverified — about alleged affairs from long before he ever got into politics.
Over at CNN — the old Communist News Network, turned Clinton News Network, turned Collapsing News Network — former “journalists” have gone full-bore to repaint these old stories as shiny and new, and they are trotting them out for the real, real REAL final kill-shot.
Porn “star” Stormy Daniels was on “60 Minutes” this weekend. For real. Not making this up.
Hovering at the very front of the crowd lurking outside the peep-show curtain is none other than CNN’s Anderson Cooper, a longtime veteran of the racy old Times Square scene.
Earlier this week, it was a Playboy model he interviewed — but only for the stories. Seriously.
Next up: Stormy Daniels, famous for multitasking and handling several men at once on screen. Mr. Cooper will prove hardly a match for this gal.
This important interview comes after Stormy Daniels posed for pictures, apparently submitting to a lie detector test.
It was unclear in the picture whether she really did hook up with an actual polygraph machine or if it was a black snake strangling a package of Easter peeps.
The polygraph is an “instrument for recording several pulsations of the body at the same time.” Behold the polygraph versus the poly-receptacle.
These swamp denizens, so desperate to deliver the kill-shot to Mr. Trump, insist they have dug up his Monica Lewinsky. My goodness, haven’t these people piled enough insult and injury upon Monica Lewinsky?
That woman, Ms. Lewinsky, never posed nude. She is not a porn “star.” She never sought the spotlight, telling conflicting stories about a relationship with the president.
She never offered to pay back $130,000 so that she could “tell her story.” (By the way, how many successful porn hits do you have to make in order to have so much money you are actually willing to PAY $130,000 to “tell your story”? Or, perhaps, is there something else going on here?)
Anyway, Ms. Lewinsky was a 22-year-old White House intern when she was repeatedly and recklessly molested by the most powerful man on the planet — who also happened to be her boss.
Also, then-President Bill Clinton performed his sick, predatory lechery on government time in his government office, using his government position to not only collect sexual favors but to subsequently cover them up and punish those seeking the truth.
And of course, the media scandal surrounding Mr. Clinton’s Lewinsky lechery stemmed from the fact that America’s most powerful media organizations of the day were desperately trying to cover up the story. It wasn’t until internet news impresario Matt Drudge revealed the cover-up (as well as the original scandal) that the top was blown off the story.
In these days of fake news, it is nearly impossible to discern who is lying and who is just being snookered. But one thing is for sure, NOBODY is trying to cover up for Stormy Daniels.

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