Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas!

March 28, 2017 by

So after spending a lifetime as an Oakland Raiders fan it seems the ride is nearly over. Living through the good years (70s) and the bad (all of the last 12 minus last year) I’ve stood by the Raiders. Even when they moved to LA. I mean, at least they were still in California. Granted I haven’t lived in CA since 1984 and doubt I ever would again.

To me they will always be the Oakland Raiders. Now it seems I’ve got just a few seasons left. They will potentially move around 2020 after a new stadium is built in Las Vegas. Now I like Las Vegas and see no issue with them having a team, but I hate the way teams move. My rule, should anyone give a **&*, would be that you can move but the name stays. I’d probably become a Las Vegas “whatever” team fan anyway.

Currently I live in Colorado, in Bronco territory. That means I live a pain filled life during football season anyway. No, I won’t become a Denver fan.

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Replace and repeal a failure?

March 27, 2017 by

Update: See below in red

Is the inability to secure a healthcare bill in the first one hundred days a failure?

There are many in the media claiming that the inability of the Republicans and President Trump to fully repeal and replace the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) as a catastrophe. But is it really? While the optics don’t look good, the fact is, regardless of what happened and what will happen the press as a general rule will pan the results.

It’s important not to get too wrapped up in the spin on this issue. The ACA needs to be changed. That is a given. If it takes some time to fix the current legislation that isn’t a failure. The problem is that many Americans, myself included, have little faith that anything will be fixed but just reworked and the same flaws will still be there.

In the currently political climate, there is the desire on all sides to continually spin everything, every minute of every day. This has congress and the White House spending all of their energy spinning and counter-spinning rather than working.

Part of this problem is based in our news reporting. The major news outlets spend an inordinate amount of time on Washington political issues rather than the news that happens in the US and around world. There is this idea that the public only wants to hear what Washington has to say. In fact, there is a lot of news that is not investigated or reported that never reaches the airwave or newspapers. This leads politicians to continually attempt to get airtime as a way to show they are really working for their constituents.

Hummm.  Maybe the media should ignore Washington for a while so they can get some work done.

Do Republicans know how to write and pass a bill?

The Republicans have had at least seven years to come up with a new healthcare bill. Why is there nothing ready to go? The answer is simple. It’s much easier to complain and point fingers than actually create something. Politicians only want to keep the money train rolling for themselves and their cohorts. The idea of doing their jobs as the public see it is foreign to them. Sitting in a room working on legislation (which they generally have underlings doing anyway) is not glamorous. If they did it themselves I bet the bills would be a lot shorter and clearer.

Update:

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, introduced the bill Friday.

"This Act may be cited as the ‘Obamacare Repeal Act,’" the bill states.

And the bill uses just one sentence to do it.

"Effective as of Dec. 31, 2017, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is repealed, and the provisions of law amended or repealed by such Act are restored or revived as if such Act had not been enacted," the bill states.

And that’s it – one sentence

As Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit asked, “Why aren’t bills on infrastructure, tax reform and free speech lined up like planes on a runway?

The “Conservatives” in the Republican Party claim a watered down ACA will not be acceptable. I keep looking for their bill but have yet to find it. (see above)

I am sympathetic to the GOP problems however. I too want a conservative health care bill. But then, I am a radical. I am a heartless bastard that thinks free things for some is a form of slavery for both the recipient and the financier. Still, momentum means something. Victory doesn’t always come in one single battle. Lots of little victories can add up.  But then, so can lots of little failures.

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We all die together?

March 23, 2017 by

Katie Hopkins is right.

Liberals convince themselves multiculturalism works because we all die together, too.

An entire city of monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Blind. Deaf. And dumb.

Only it’s not just a city but nearly all of Europe, Scandinavia and 40+ percent of the United States.

Multiculturalism doesn’t work. If cultures are too different they will clash, they will divide. Multi-races are possible. However all must believe in the same basic principles and laws. Cultures don’t allow this.

This is what sheep before the slaughter look like.

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Islamic Radicals continue to laugh and plot the end of the West. Socialist smile with the naiveté of a child not realizing they will be the first to go.

What if he just says no?

March 13, 2017 by

Some in congress have demanded Trump show what evidence he has that former President Obama had him “wiretapped”.  Or what, I wonder?

Perhaps the left (media) and the John McCain will turn against him.  Heaven forbid!!!

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How do I sign the wife up?

March 7, 2017 by

dww

#daywithoutwomen

I seriously think this was thought up by over nagged husbands.  Good job guys.  Whoo hoo…I’m all for the part about avoiding shopping for a day also.  Hells yeah! Although I don’t know what they have against small women.  (see below)

I’m not so happy with wearing Communist Red though.  Well, maybe it’s Christmas Red!  Yeah, I’ll go with that.

Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

 

Is a suggestion an order? Wiretapping!

March 4, 2017 by

Did President Obama wiretap Donald Trump prior to the election? Based on a FISA request reported by Brietbart, it may be that President Obama used the power of the intelligence community to monitor Donald Trump’s conversations in Trump Tower.

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What evidence does President Trump have? We don’t know yet. Maybe he’s just making it up. This is breaking so it will take some time to sort out, but it does reflect just how bad the fight between those that lost the Presidency and President Trump has become.

A spokesman for President Obama has denied ordering the wiretap however, it has not been denied that it was done. Some of the previous administration officials have stated that something must have been up for the FISA court to permit the action. Really?

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Yet, it appears that nothing was found. There seems to be an awful lot of Russian angst. Doesn’t that seem a little odd for an administration that thought Mitt Romney’s Russian foreign policy was from the 80s?

We continually hear about Trump’s Russian contacts yet no evidence of any wrongdoing can be found. Jeff Sessions may have spoken with the Russian Ambassador, just like a whole lot of Democrats in Washington did.

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It is, however, nice to have intelligence on every move your competitor makes. Even so, the Democrats still lost the election. Perhaps we should continue to investigate. I recall and illegal server and thousands of deleted emails are still and issue, lots of classified information seems to have gotten on some of those emails and a lot of classified information is still leaking. Yes, investigate indeed.

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The former President and the left simply can’t accept the results of our election, you remember that election that couldn’t be questioned when they thought Hillary would win.  They are now doubling or maybe tripling down on their narrative. Will it work? If it doesn’t work it may destroy the Democrat Party. It seems the left are going all in.

That said, fear not my progressive friends, the Republican Party is full of politicians too scared to really stand up to you. Only the President needs to be fought.

Hold the line!

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I swear the leftist, RINOs and NeverTrumpers are turning me to fully support President Trump.

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Can the President question or ridicule a judge?

February 14, 2017 by

Why not? Of course he can. This does not upset the balance of power. It does not change the separation of powers. It in fact, shows the difference of power. President Obama criticized the sitting Supreme Court in his Term and now Trump has spoken about a sitting judge. So what? Unless a president usurps that Judges authority then it’s just the natural search for that balance of power.

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Don’t Congressmen and Senators continually question, criticize and often ridicule the standing President whomever it may be? Of course they do and vice versa. But now with a Republican and especially a Trump in office the standard must change somehow?

It’s not seemly of course and is a shame but there is a fight to be had. We don’t have gentlemen politicians as we may have once had. This unfortunately is the system we have created.

According to the social Justice crowd, the defeated Democrats and a spattering of other Marxist the elected officials who won, must bow to them and their demands. It seems they have this a little backwards. I remember a former President say something to the effect of, “Elections matter. I won; you lost. Deal with it.”

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The middle class, the working class, those that actually pay the bills, should remember these people and groups in the next election and continue the streak of defeats these groups have brought to the Democrat Party.

So once again I say President Trump, hold the line. Don’t give in, don’t give up, and keep pushing forward.

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Seems like yesterday

February 12, 2017 by

JBEcompany JFKSWC1991

The building is gone now.  1991 Fort Bragg. 18E course.

Were civilians killed in Yeman raid?

February 2, 2017 by

If wearing civilian clothes means you’re a civilian then I suppose they were all civilians.

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The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was looking into whether more civilians were killed in a raid on al Qaeda in Yemen on the weekend, in the first operation authorized by President Donald Trump as commander in chief.

U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. However, medics at the scene said about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.

U.S. Central Command said in a statement that an investigating team had "concluded regrettably that civilian non-combatants were likely killed" during Sunday’s raid. It said children may have been among the casualties.

Why? Because these A**holes surround themselves with their women and their never ending number of offspring.

Some of the women were firing at the U.S. force, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters.

Sorry, it’s not about civilians, they are not innocent. The Raid was not botched as some media outlets are portraying it. In fact it appears a large amount of very valuable intelligence has been found at the raid site. 

This is the environment we are fighting in and have been for over 15 years. We are not just fighting the terrorist but the media and dishonest reporting.

#Raid, #Yeman, #Terrorist, #civilians, #dishonest media

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/feb/02/trump-approved-yemen-raid-five-days-after-inauguration

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-commando-idUSKBN15G5RX

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-military-probing-more-possible-civilian-deaths-in-yemen-raid_us_5892bf5de4b0af07cb6b8930

Hold the line Mr. President

January 29, 2017 by

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Hold the line : This term alludes to former military tactics, in which a line of troops was supposed to prevent an enemy breakthrough.

The first week of President Donald Trump’s administration certainly has been interesting. The divide between what the press is reporting and what is actually taking place seems wider than ever. European leaders are in a frenzy, trying to figure out what the US President is up to. They see their status quo falling apart. This is not that way it’s supposed to work.

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel says that the fight against terrorism is no excuse for banning refugees. Luckily for the US, Germany’s Merkel doesn’t get a vote on our immigration and refugee policy. If they did we would see the same staggering rise in rapes, murders, and general disregard for western values and laws. (We have enough of that to deal with already)

There is no inherent right for anyone to just migrate to another sovereign country. We have no obligation. Period!

In London, the Mayor asked for the state visit from President Trump be canceled. Well since the British Prime Minister just made that request it doesn’t seem likely to be reversed. But that wasn’t really his point. London has become a safe haven for radical Muslims and Sadiq Khan appears to support this.

He told Sky News: "I am quite clear, this ban is cruel, this ban is shameful, while this ban is in place we should not be rolling out the red carpet for President Trump.”

How exactly how a ban on people coming to the US is cruel he doesn’t explain. The definition of cruel seems very wobbly in this case.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: “Donald Trump should not be welcomed to Britain while he abuses our shared values with his shameful Muslim ban and attacks on refugees’ and women’s rights.

Except as Brexit seems to indicate, the Labour party may be in the minority on this issue in Britain. So, it’s no surprise they complain.

The elites are in a tizzy and it is a joy to see. Immigration is an issue that is for the sovereign nation’s own population to decide not foreign agitators. The elites of Europe see their influence diminished with President Trump in office, the Radical Islamist see their potential access to do harm threatened and don’t like Trump in office. The American people we are told by the preening press are divided. We shall see.

The Bloomberg headline says a lot about the coverage.

“Global Criticism of Trump Ban Builds From Germany to Google.”

Google? What country is this?

All the while many in the US and quietly around the world are cheering. Finally, someone with the fortitude to stand for the people. One can only hope he continues and doesn’t lose his spine.

The one note here is that based on the wording of the executive order, legal residents should have been explicitly exempted. While one can assume that was that idea, it was not clear.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-germany-idUSKBN15D0FE?il=0

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sadiq-khan-demands-donald-trumps-9716177

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-29/trump-order-on-refugee-limits-draws-iran-retaliation-threat