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  • Trump's Electoral Victory

    Trump's Electoral Victory

    Author Administrator

    President Trump went on a long rant of a press conference yesterday where he lashed out at the press, and praised the job that he's been doing as President. He claimed that his Administration is running "like a fine tuned machine" and blamed the notion of a chaotic White House on "fake news". This word comes on the heels of one of his appointees resigning or being fired (depending on which day you ask the President), another appointee withdrawing to avoid being voted down, and a third declining his appointment, referencing the offer as a "shit sandwich".  In the presser, President Trump also told a few whoppers, including one he has often repeated even though it has been thoroughly debunked.

  • Betsy DeVos Buys A Job

    Betsy DeVos Buys A Job

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    Alright, before the Trump fans have a conniption, the sub headline there is a joke. Despite what you might believe if you watched this broad stumble through her confirmation hearing, she has been educated by someone. Somewhere. Someone who probably isn't rushing to the forefront right now to claim her. I scrolled back to December 18th on the Calvin College Facebook page and there was no mention of their Alumnus poised for such a prestigious governmental position. Now in fairness, I have no idea what protocol is for this sort of thing, but I would think it might get a congratulations or at least a mention, but in this case there was none.

  • We're Going To Build A Wall

    We're Going To Build A Wall

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    These words rang out time and again from Donald Trump during the Presidential campaign. "We're going to build a wall," Trump would exhort his rally audiences. He would then ask them who is going to pay for the wall? "Mexico!", they would yell back. As President, Trump signed an executive order to get the wall started. This lead many people to proclaim that he was keeping his campaign promise. However, the President has asked Congress to pay for the wall with the promise that he would find a way to get the money from Mexico at some point in the future. Then the Administration floated the idea of a 20% tax on Mexican imports. Now before we get into that, let's discuss the notion of keeping promises.

  • Trump Fabricates Shootings During Obama Speech

    Trump Fabricates Shootings During Obama Speech

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    As Trump has said, the level of violence in Chicago is through the roof. Last month, they had 40 murders in 22 days. 6 people were shot at a memorial for another victim of the gun violence on Wednesday. Despite last years spike in the murder rate, this year has gotten off to an even more violent start, with more murders-to-date than the city had seen in nearly 20 years. It's sad to see what is going on there, and President Trump has even talked about sending federal law enforcement to clean the mess up. One would think that with all of this violence and mayhem, the President wouldn't feel the need to invent murders that didn't happen. One would be wrong.

  • Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

    Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

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    Back during the election process Donald Trump brought this up, and my Facebook friends who supported him started beating me over the head with this study from the PEW Research Center. Why? Because despite being a Republican, I reject the notion of widespread voter fraud. So Trump brings up the conclusion of this study, and it starts a chain reaction among his supporters. "Try to deny it now, Steve." At the time, I told the lovely Ramona that this is what truly bothers me about Trump. I expect the average guy on the street to misunderstand what some of these studies are saying, but for a Presidential Candidate this is pretty basic stuff. So, allow me to lay out my case again why Trump is wrong and I was right, and this time I will have a little affirmation from those in the know.

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No Paper Tiger

Written by Administrator.

Osama Bin Laden DeadHe said that America was a paper tiger, and we would not have the heart to see this through. He was wrong. Dead wrong. Yesterday, public enemy number one met his fate in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where he was living right under the nose of the Pakistani government. It now appears that the United States acted unilaterally inside the borders of Pakistan to take down the terrorist leader. The Navy SEALS apparently offered him the chance to surrender, which he declined. They then culminated a nearly ten year long search with a bullet to the head. 

The personal irony for me was my location when the act was committed. I was traveling through Wyoming a few years back when Saddam Hussein was captured, and though I don't travel to the west all that often, I found myself traveling through Wyoming once again when OBL bit the dust. Two great days for America, both occurring with me in an unlikely location.

I wish I could say that this is where the similarities ended, but it is not. When Saddam was captured, I had stopped at a truck stop in Laramie Wyoming to get some work done on the truck. I was waiting in the lounge watching the coverage on the television when the news showed a picture of Bush and Hussein on the same screen. Another driver in the lounge began to rant a rave about what a criminal and liar "that guy" is. I asked him which man he was speaking of, and he identified President Bush.

I am generally in control of my temper, but on this occasion I let it swing wide open. I would not stand idly by while my president was victimized by such hatred that should have been directed at our common enemy. I went on a tirade that ended with that driver leaving the lounge, and me seeing another driver coming up behind me turning around thinking that I was about to get decked.

As it turned out, the other driver didn't swing at me. He threw his arms around me and hugged me with tears streaming down his face. He thanked me for what I had said, and identified himself as a refugee from Iraq. He even showed me his Iraqi identification, and told me how he was here because Hussein wanted him dead. Until that day, he had feared that he would never see his family again. That day he was given the hope that someday he would.

Today, I was disgusted to see some people on my side of the aisle openly express their disappointment on facebook over Bin Laden's demise occurring on Obama's watch. To those people I must say "What the hell is wrong with you"? If your political position has lead you to a place where you route for Osama over Obama, then you seriously need to re-think where you stand. If you would rather Bin Laden had another year and a half to plan his terror attacks against us than for President Obama to have his moment, you are not a patriot, you are a partisan hack who certainly does not deserve to claim the name of "Conservative".

For the last ten years, our intelligence has spent countless hours and efforts hunting this dog down. They found him. Our military has sacrificed so much time, treasure, and blood to be in a position to take him down. They got him. Our President declared that he would make his death our top priority in the region. He gave the order. This is not one man's victory. This is a victory for our intelligence, our military, two presidents, and every American. If you were elated yesterday, than you stand with me. If you were disappointed, then you stand with him. There is no in between. If you stand with me, then celebrate with me. If you cannot do that, then share your sorrow with the enemy because I frankly don't care to see it.