I was chatting with a friend the other day. She asked if I thought our government was broken for good. I reflected and waxed philosophic as I have a habit of doing now that I’m 60. That’s a nice way of saying I’m getting senile.
I had recently read the Wikipedia article on the History of time in the United States. I cannot count the number of people I hear say that daylight savings time should be observed as standard time. It only makes sense. How many times do you come home from a 9 to 5 or 8 to 4 job and have to mow the lawn or rake leaves in the late Fall? The problem is there is no daylight after work and you have to push it off until the weekend and pray it does not rain.
Just read the legislative hoops we have gone through as a nation to establish a standard time on the Wikipedia article linked to in the paragraph above. Heck, you don’t even need to read it. Just scan it to see how long and difficult the process of creating a standard time was, let alone accounting for the laws related to time.
Is it any wonder we can’t fix our immigration system? We can’t even agree on a common sense basis for time! If you read about the money we save as a nation under daylight savings time it is a no-brainer! Yet:
On July 8, 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1986 into law that contained a daylight saving rider authored by Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA). The starting date of DST was amended to the first Sunday in April effective in 1987. DST continued to end on the last Sunday in October. While the states retain the capability to exempt themselves from DST, they are forbidden by the 1966 federal law (15 USC 260a(b)) from increasing a state’s time spent on DST, unless the United States Congress does this for the entire nation.
I am not going to blame the politicians. We alone are the creators of the problems we face. We got lazy and let politicians stay in office too long. If we keep sending the same people to Washington over and over how can we expect different results? Next time you vote consider sending a non-politician to represent you! We need more business people & regular people in office. That is another reason I support President Trump!
Then I shrugged and said, what did you ask me again?
This Article reviews the British gun control program that precipitated the American Revolution: the 1774 import ban on firearms and gunpowder; the 1774-75 confiscations of firearms and gunpowder; and the use of violence to effectuate the confiscations. It was these events that changed a situation of political tension into a shooting war. Each of these British abuses provides insights into the scope of the modern Second Amendment.
On this issue, the President and I differ. You cannot take guns from people without due process. It may be a slight difference between what the President said and what Constitutionalists believe. I understand the President wants to get guns and other weapons out of the hands of the mentally disturbed and criminals. What we need to do is expedite the due process, not reverse the order of due process. See the 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution.
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Submitted by a Veteran Trump Supporter:
First of all, I can hardly believe that anything in the “FISA Memo” was actually classified, much less “Top Secret”. When you produce intelligence documents or classify documents in general, you do not classify everything in a document at the same level – a popular misconception. Every line, bullet point, paragraph, slide, picture, etc. can have its own individual classification. They can be Top Secret, Secret, or Unclassified.
For example, you could have a document reporting everything and all documents that China’s President interacted with during a weekend trip. If we had a spy with access to their President and those documents – everything they reported would likely be “Top Secret”. This is because if China new we knew these types of information they would realize we had a source near their President – not good. However, much of that weekend trip may be reported in China’s media or international media and therefore may very well be listed in the document as “Unclassified”. This is due because if it got out that the US Government knew this information, it is not harmful to the US . . . It is perfectly okay for the US Government to read media reports about foreign governments.
There are actual general descriptions for the levels of classifications if they happened to be compromised:
Top Secret – Cause grave damage to the United States
Secret – Cause serious damage to the United States
Nothing in this “FISA Memo” can cause grave or serious damage to the United States. A couple of lies out there are totally off base.
Lie 1: It compromised the FBI source, Christopher Steele.
Truth: The memo itself states this is not true. Christopher Steele revealed this to the world on 30 October 2016 in a media interview.
Lie 2: Sources and Methods of Intelligence Collection are compromised.
Truth: There is nothing even remotely discussing sources and methods of intelligence collecting in the memo. If you don’t believe – read it yourself.
At most, the “FISA Memo” caused embarrassment to the United States. However, if you think about the fact that the release was fought by the FBI, DOJ, and Democrats you could see something interesting. This memo could cause grave damage to the high ranking government official who manipulated the system to spy on an American. It could cause serious damage to the Democratic party describing collusion between the Clinton Campaign and parts of the US Intelligence Community. Lastly, if more information comes out that President Obama was involved and it is a large Democratic conspiracy it would cause grave damage to the Democratic party. Maybe these are the reasons everything was classified “Top Secret”?
Emailed to me by a friend. Thanks to Jack Ray!
Fight on, Trump – “You magnificent bastard”
This is a great article!! A description of politics in the US since the mid-sixties.
Evan Douglas Sayet is a comedian and conservative speaker He is the nation’s leading conservative speaker, an in-demand Master of Ceremony for Republican events. Sayet is the author of The Kinder Garden Of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks And Why He’s Convinced That Ignorance Is Bliss.
He Fights. by Evan Sayet
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #Never Trumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum.
They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer: We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship.
Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety: has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.
I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.
I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and imprisoning an innocent filmmaker to cover your tracks. I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent. Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”
The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ’60s. To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery and lies from day one the violent take-over of the universities till today.
The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety. With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ‘s first wartime president in the Culture War.
During wartime, things like “dignity” and “collegiality” simply aren’t the most essential qualities one looks for in their warriors. Ulysses Grant was a drunk whose behavior in peacetime might well have seen him drummed out of the Army for conduct unbecoming.
Had Abraham Lincoln applied the peacetime rules of propriety and booted Grant, the Democrats might well still be holding their slaves today. Lincoln rightly recognized that, “I cannot spare this man. He fights…”
General George Patton was a vulgar-talking, son-of-a-bitch. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum then, Hitler and the Socialists would be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.
Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastard, I read your book!” That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics.
That book is Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals a book so essential to the Liberals’ war against America that it is and was the playbook for the entire Obama administration and the subject of Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis. It is a book of such pure evil, that, just as the rest of us would dedicate our book to those we most love or those to whom we are most indebted.Â
Trump’s tweets may seem rash and unconsidered but, in reality, he is doing exactly what Alinsky suggested his followers do. First, instead of going after “the fake media” and they are so fake that they have literally gotten every single significant story of the past 60 years not just wrong, but diametrically opposed to the truth, from the Tet Offensive to Benghazi, to what really happened on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, Trump isolated CNN. He made it personal.
Then, just as Alinsky suggests, he employs ridicule which Alinsky described as “the most powerful weapon of all.” … Most importantly, Trump’s tweets have put CNN in an untenable and unwinnable position. … They need to respond. This leaves them with only two choices. They can either “go high” (as Hillary would disingenuously declare of herself and the fake news would disingenuously report as the truth) and begin to honestly and accurately report the news or they can double-down on their usual tactics and hope to defeat Trump with twice their usual hysteria and demagoguery. The problem for CNN (et al.) with the former is that, if they were to start honestly reporting the news, that would be the end of the Democratic Party they serve.
It is nothing but the incessant use of fake news (read: propaganda) that keeps the Left alive.. Imagine, for example, if CNN had honestly and accurately reported then-candidate Barack Obama’s close ties to foreign terrorists (Rashid Khalidi), domestic terrorists (William Ayers), the mafia (Tony Rezko) or the true evils of his spiritual mentor, Jeremiah Wright’s church. Imagine if they had honestly and accurately conveyed the evils of the Obama administration’s weaponizing of the IRS to be used against their political opponents or his running of guns to the Mexican cartels or the truth about the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the Obama administration’s cover-up.
So, to my friends on the Left and the #Never Trumpers as well do I wish we lived in a time when our president could be “collegial” and “dignified” and “proper”? Of course I do. These aren’t those times. This is war. And it’s a war that the Left has been fighting without opposition for the past 50 years.
So, say anything you want about this president – I get it – he can be vulgar, he can be crude, he can be undignified at times. I don’t care. I can’t spare this warrior. He fights for America! Fight on you magnificent bastard!