Monday, November 28, 2016
When Jill Stein campaigned for President she defended herself against taking votes away from Hillary. She claimed that Hillary was just the status quo, and not really progressive. The Green Party is now saying that they're not doing the recount for the benefit of any one candidate, but for democracy. Well, we know that they're not doing it for Jill, because she only got about 1% of the vote. She is now getting more contributions for the recount than her campaign generated. She has become a willing tool for those despondent over Hillary's loss. Clinton's campaign staff will be on the ground monitoring the recount.
Trump's victory was pure democracy. He had no get out the vote organization, no ground game. If history will show any shenanigans in the 2016 election, it will be in this recount, not on November 8th. As someone who ran himself for office twice as an independent, I find this action disappointing. It depreciates the Green Party to the children's Junior Achievement section of the Democratic Party. In essence, Stein is a front for Hillary to recant her concession. Jill Stein's legacy will be the confirmation of Trump's victory, instead of the principles on which she had run.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
On Sunday morning, a black power broker from Philadelphia stated that Pat Toomey has done nothing for the black community in Philadelphia. A journalist present, explained that Toomey has been the leading conservative Republican for gun control, while shootings have taken the lives of almost three hundred blacks a year in the City of Brotherly Love. The black broker replied, but Toomey hasn't come to their churches, and spoken directly to them.
President Obama came Monday night, and not only spoke, but preached to the choir. His sermon even had a well rehearsed amen in the background. His supporters claim that he is a legal scholar, but all I heard was a politician, promoting another one. Obama started out at the Democrat convention twelve years ago, as an eloquent speaker promising hope and change. Last night, he ended his career by wrongly claiming that United States is more respected now than before, and that its workers are better off. Although, he certainly remains as eloquent of a speaker as ever, and he may still even inspire hope, he certainly brought no change. In addition to Hillary, his sermon gifted McGinty, who besides being one of ten children, appears to have no qualifications.
There will be free rides in Philly today, just call Uber, and say that you're a cog in the vote machine. Additionally, a settlement was forced upon the SEPTA board, to maximize the turnout. Last night, Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen weren't the only showmen in Philadelphia.
Friday, November 4, 2016
As a gun owner, I'm a supporter of the 2nd Amendment. Although, that is a right which I defend, as an engaged citizen I appreciate living in a society of laws. There are rights and laws, and we can all live within them. I do not blindly consider every regulation as a curtailment of my rights, or as a slippery slope which will erode them. I can exercise my rights in a responsible manner, without purposefully provoking those who feel differently about this issue.
Each November the NRA sends it's current and former members a card telling them whom they should vote for in their district, to protect their 2nd Amendment rights. Although, their member magazine often features hunting rifles, the organization must also think of their members as sheep, who should only care about one issue. As Americans we should guard our right to own firearms, but never tolerate being told how to vote.
reprinted from December of 2014. Shown above is a 38 special, gifted upon Frank Sinatra by the Miami Beach Police & Firemen's Association.