Posts Tagged ‘donald trump’
With the death of everyone’s most hated terrorist, and the royal wedding (yawn), here are some stories that the world isn’t really talking about now. Remember that just a few weeks ago, the front pages were burning up with these stories, only to have them relegated back to, “oh, yeah, I remember that!”
1) Japan’s Nuke Reactors – Notice that what was about to bring the world to another Chernobyl or Three-Mile Island has drifted into the ether, replaced with other, semi-more important stuff?
2) Donald Trump and Obama’s Birth Certificate – Notice that with OBL now swimming with the fishes, The Donald’s win on Bam’s Birth Certificate just got moved to the back page.
3) Gas prices – Seems that, for the very short term, not many people seem to be worried about the fact that gas prices keep going up about 10¢ every week.
News is fickle that way, eh?
I’ve not been really much into the entire birth certificate thing and, really, there hasn’t been much to the story as far as The Rabid Conservative has been concerned. But I do find it amusing that, after all the yammering from Orly Taitz and World Net Daily, what has been produced is already being torn apart as a fake.
Which brings us to The Donald. No one can now deny that Trump was able to do something that Ms. Taitz and the host of the birther movement was unable to do – get Obama to show his long form birth certificate. With the poll numbers blowing up against That One, well, it stands to reason that this whole thing was win-win for Trump. If Obama didn’t release the document, then Trump can continue to press the issue and demonstrate that Obama has things to hide. If he releases it, then Trump can claim the win and say that he was able to force the Bam-ster’s hand. (not that it was an overly big deal for Obama to do this, but it makes one wonder what the big deal was)
This is huge for Trump because he can use this to say that he doesn’t need to use the government’s bureaucratic machine to get something done – he can rally the people. Granted, Trump has a pretty big bully pulpit and can connect with the public, more than most in this country, but that’s what it’s about. That’s how Obama won in the first place – and that’s how any candidate wins.
We might like Trump or not, but no one can deny that Obama is not unbeatable and can be hit by an undeclared candidate. Well played, Mr. Trump.
First, the Brits decided that flying into Libya to create a no-fly zone was the best way to begin to deal with the latest Kaddafi flare-up, ObamAd Inc shows pure indecisiveness, dithering, and a complete inability to lead. Obama and DoD is sending out confusing signals about what they actually want to do. Do we really want to get rid of Kaddafi or not?
I like Donald Trump’s idea – surgical strike. Here’s a link to the video where he talks about a few other things, like Birthers, Sheen, and the other GOP candidates, as well as a call to dropping a bomb on Colonel Kaddafi.
(after all, if he can’t get a promotion after, what 30-40 years in the military that he runs, perhaps he should be carpet bombed, right?)
And then, we get this news: the Brits decide to cut taxes in order to spur on their economy. This is something that ObamAd, Inc can’t see through their stupid, idealistic, so-called progressivism. Someone in the British government got the idea that if you want economy to flow, then stop standing in the way of those people who move the economy, who buy and sell.
Reducing government waste spending increases economy because it puts more money back into the hands of the people who buy and sell.
The thing is, while the progressives want economic recovery, they want to divest the rich of their affluence and distribute it to those that they believe should have it. Never mind the fundamental right to property and actually keeping what one earns, dangerous hack-tivist organizations like SEIU are now plotting actions intended to disrupt the American economy and generally try to undermine the capitalistic system on which America operates. People like that corpulent sorry excuse for a movie maker, Michael Moore showing up in Wisconsin and pontificating how the rich don’t actually own their wealth, but rather, it belongs to “all of us” while he sits on a mondo pile of cash of his own. I didn’t see him handing out duckets to those in the Union halls who could use a leg up to defend their cause. No, he spends his time playing both sides against the middle and taking the whopping checks to the bank, like the fat greedy capitalist pig that he preaches against.
Folks, as rabid conservatives, we know all about this stuff. We know all about Obama’s impotence, SEIU’s evil scheming, and Michael Moore’s massive waist line that is only overshadowed by his hypocrisy.
So what do we do about it?
We keep talking to those people that matter. Not our congressional leaders or the so-called movers and shakers, but the real people that matter, namely those people on the other side of five-foot privacy fence. We need to keep talking to each other, blogging, recording, going to meetings, and making a difference.
Finally, I’ve been asked a couple of times what I thought about a Donald Trump run for President. You know, I’ve always thought Trump to be, despite his success, a jerk at times. Perhaps that’s bias because the man has more decisiveness in his left pinkie than I do and that sometimes bugs me. But the man has a lot of good insight on American greatness and what it’s going to take to get that back. I’m liking his straight-talk ideas on the economy. He’s not a politician, and I am thinking we need an anti-politician in the White House.
Stay rabid, my friends. 2012 will be here before you know it.
Well, the Carrie Prejean thing is all done and she will remain Miss California USA.
This entire last month has been an amazing firestorm events for this young lady. From being fried by “Judge #8″ and ripped by his hate-filled and incindiary comments, to images that were released of her in violation of professional confidence, to the cultural backlash that ensued from it all, Miss Prejean has gone through more harsh weather than people twice her age. She has held herself well, shown grace to those who deserve less, and done so in a remarkable way that would make any parent proud.
Donald Trump, today, held a press conference to announce the fate of Miss Prejean and to take questions about all that has happened. It would seem that there was hours of conversation between the Miss California organization, Trump, Prejean, her parents, and other decision makers. This conservative is glad to see that common sense, understanding, and wisdom ruled the day. Emotions were put into check and the facts were made known. In the end, we arrived at the right conclusion here.
There are those who still will criticize Prejean for her beliefs. Of course, if you don’t want to know someone’s beliefs, don’t ask about them. There were those who will blast her about modeling photographs, many of which had no business being published. Prejean’s more gracious than I would be. I’d slap that dude with a lawsuit so fast it would make his head spin.
Did Prejean inject her own bias into the question, taking opportunity to be politically active on the national stage? I don’t think so. Did she answer the question she was asked? Not explicitly. Was she treated unfairly for her response? You bet she was.
The exact question here from Judge #8 was, “Vermont became the fourth state in the US to legalize same sex marriage. Do you believe other states should follow suit? Why or why not?”
How would you answer the question? Would you say, “it’s up to the states to decide?” How about a personal opined answer of, “I believe or don’t believe in same-sex marriage.” She was asked “why or why not” which to me, implies personal opinion. When put on the national stage, there’s no telling how one of us would react or answer to a question that tagged an issue that is controversial and politically charged.
Judge #8′s reaction the next day on his blog made it very clear that the question was not because he wanted to assess a contestant’s composure or ability to answer a tough question. It was based on a hidden agenda. Both Prejean and Trump acknowledged this, Trump even noting the low marks given by Judge #8, who is very much a strong advocate for gay marriage and makes no qualms to be an activist (“He’s doing his thing”, Trump said.). Prejean disagreed with him and for that, she was penalized. It was uncertain that Judge #8′s scores threw the Miss USA title out of Prejean’s reach, but it certainly offered her no help.
The thing to remember isn’t whether Prejean had to answer a tough question – it was whether those questions arise out of a dutiful sense to agenda or an assessment of composure when asked a hard question. That, to me, seems to be the point here. I don’t think the question was particularly tough for her, since she gave her answer quickly. She understood that there would be people who would not like her answer and she did disclaim that her answer was not to cause offense. And she gave her answer, unashamed and with confidence.
America is a land of diverse opinion and belief. The beauty of America is that our law allows people to believe as they will and to voice those opinions as they will. Prejean said some very wise words that I believe would be in keeping with the Founders. She noted that people should stand for what they believe, not be afraid to voice their opinion, and especially not let anyone deprive you of your opinion, just because it makes them uncomfortable.