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Race Not The Issue With Colin Kaepernick

Poor ole Colin Kaepernick has been having one heck of a time landing a job as a quarterback in the NFL. It all seems to have started after he took a knee to protest the supposed loss of life due to cops looking to exterminate black folks. Yes, Kaepernick was one of the loons who ignored the criminal acts leading up to the shootings and focused on the facts the police had to shoot someone. He knelt down in protest during the National Anthem during the football season and he wore clothing that showed police officers in an unfavorable light.

Only a fool thinks that all shootings (of people of all colors) by the police are correct and necessary. There are far too many trigger happy LEOs and we have seen the bad shootings that have come. Yes folks, those shootings were bad no matter what the POLICE review found.

But for the most part the huge majority of officers try to do a good job and try to steer away from confrontation. They just want to go home at the end of the day. The reality is many of the shootings of black folks is completely justified. People reach for things, rush the cops, try to get tough or try to intimidate and end up getting shot. To Kaepernick and the BLM crowd no shooting is ever justified, the cops are pigs who are wrong and America is racist.

Only a fool believes racism is the reason Kaepernick has not gotten a job. He might not be happy about it but the real reason is his actions are a distraction and most fans don’t like them. There was a recent stir when the Baltimore Ravens indicated they would consider signing him as a back up to Joe Flacco (particularly since Flacco injured his back). Fans by and large were not happy with the idea. A number of black folks chimed in to indicate that it was all racism and that if Kaepernick could help the team they should sign him and if they don’t sign him it is all because of racism.

Not quite little BLM snowflakes. The reality is Kaepernick would bring distraction and mayhem to a team. Why would any team want to bring the scrutiny and the media circus sure to follow Kaepernick particularly when he will be second string at best? I know teams could change his on field behavior. The person signing the paycheck gets to decide what behavior is acceptable so it would be easy for any team to require him to stand during the National Anthem and to forbid him from protesting during games or when representing the NFL. They could force him not to wear clothing that insults police officers or any other groups. But they probably can’t control his off field behavior, what he wears or says or does in his free time and they certainly could not control the circus surrounding him.

It is not racism to decide against signing Kaepernick. It is about listening to a fan base that does not want an anti American cop hater on their team.

I have heard the talk shows and the folks calling in who support Kaepernick and his “protests” claim he has a right to take a knee (he does not) and that he is being held out because he knelt down for something he truly believed in and that this would not happen to a white player so it must be raycis…..

Perhaps the name Tim Tebow will ring a bell. He was a white quarterback in the NFL and he also knelt down for something he truly believed in. He knelt down to honor G-d and give him praise and thanks. The very same people who think Kaepernick was justified in kneeling and is being black balled (no pun intended) because he did had no problem with Tebow being overlooked and labeled as a distraction because of his practice of kneeling.

That blows the argument that it would never happen to a white guy and if it is racist that Kaepernick is not working because of kneeling then it must be racist with regard to Tebow.

Especially when one considers whites might be the minority playing in the NFL…

There are consequences for things we do. Colin Kaepernick is discovering that right this very moment and race has nothing to do with it.

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The Democrats Colluded With The Russians

For the last year the media wing of the Democrat party has been working to convince people Donald Trump and his team colluded with the Russians in order to win the presidential election and this media wing has been assisted by Democrat politicians who continue to ignore the evidence that nothing happened. These Democrats are harping on the collusion story because they refuse to believe that the chosen one, Hillary Clinton, could have lost to Donald Trump. There must have been cheating for him to win.

The president did not collude with the Russians. His son had a meeting that included Russians that the media wing reports as having ties to the Kremlin but they are not, as far as anyone can tell, part of the Russian government. Trump went to the meeting because he was enticed with the prospect of information harmful to Hillary Clinton. Instead, the meeting only involved discussions about adoption of Russian children and how to remove the barriers to them.

The meeting lasted 20 minutes and did not involve collusion since the discussion was not about the election. As an aside, even if there had been collusion it would not have been illegal. Collusion is a crime in antitrust cases, not in politics. Hell, Hillary Clinton colluded with many foreign entities to get information on Donald Sr. Politicians have done this for a long time and even the drunken saint Ted Kennedy colluded with the Russians to try and hamper Ronald Reagan.

There have been calls of trying Trump Jr. for treason. We are not at war with Russia so he can’t have committed treason under the definition clearly spelled out in the Constitution (liberals do not read that).

There is increasing evidence that the Russian and the others who arranged the meeting with Jr. have ties to the Democrat party and that the meeting was a ruse to allow the Obama administration to spy on the campaign. Here is how it worked.

Loretta Lynch approved the entry into the US of a Russian who had been denied entry prior to Lynch’s intervention. The Russian, through contacts, sends word to Jr. that she has dirt on Hillary and he agrees to meet with her (and others). The meeting is used as a reason to get a FISA warrant to spy on the people at the meeting under the guise they are meeting with these foreign agents (those dastardly Russians). The warrant is issued and used to spy on the Trump campaign who were “caught up” in the Russian surveillance.

This is the kind of underhanded and sneaky thing a Democrat would do and there is increasing belief that the Obama administration manufactured the whole thing in order to justify spying.

So if that is the case the Democrats would have had to have worked, or colluded with if you will, with the Russians to arrange all of this.

Tell me again why we are wasting time on all this Trump/Russia nonsense…

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Buffett Should Stick To What He Knows

I don’t know how many times Warren Buffett will have to be wrong before people stop listening to him. I know he is pretty good at investing and he has billions of dollars but he should probably stick to the things he knows in order to avoid looking like a fool. Buffett once quipped about the fact he paid a lower tax rate than his secretary despite making so much more. His income was from capital gains and hers was ordinary income. Both are taxed at different rates (capital gains are lower). The liberals ran with his statement to make the claim the rich do not pay their “fair share.”

Buffett was recently interviewed on PBS and he stated that America needs to go to a single payer health care system like the one in the UK. He stated America could afford it as a wealthy nation and that this is what will solve the health care issues.

To be fair, Buffett did state he was not an expert on health insurance. He probably should have ended there but he kept going and that made him the fool once again.

WOODRUFF: “Something that affects all businesses is the cost of health care in this country and you’ve been vocal about that. You argue right now, in fact, that the cost of paying for health care can affect a company even more than taxes.”
BUFFETT: “Well it does. I mean in terms of our competitiveness in the world; health care in 1960 was 5 percent of GDP. And there’s only a hundred cents to the dollar. So it’s gone from 5 percent to 17 percent. And it keeps going up. Corporate taxes have gone down from 4 percent to 2 percent. So corporate taxes are way less of a factor in American competitiveness than overall business than medical costs.”
WOODRUFF: “As we sit here today in Omaha, the Republicans in Congress are madly trying to figure out what to do to replace ObamaCare, the Affordable Care Act. Do you have a firm idea in your mind what ought to be done about ObamaCare? Everybody acknowledges there’s been some problems.”
BUFFETT: “I think that’s way outside of my circle of competence. But I would say this. You can’t have that five go to 17 and move on to 20 and 22 or 24 percent, because there are only a hundred cents in the dollar. Health care is gobbling up well over $3 trillion a year. It’s just about the same as federal, the federal budget, I mean it’s getting up there.”
WOODRUFF: “Are we now at the point where the country does need to think about some sort of single-payer system in some more or another?
BUFFETT: “With my limited knowledge, I think that probably is the best system. Because it is a system, we are such a rich country, in a sense we can afford to do it. But in almost every field of American business, it pays to bring down costs. There’s an awful lot of people involved in the medical — the whole just the way the ecosystem worked, there was no incentive to bring down costs.”
WOODRUFF: “It sounds like what you’re saying with a single payer system it’s easier to figure out a way to?”
BUFFETT: “More effective, I think.”

We can’t afford 22 or 24% of GDP going to health care but the government can afford to pay the bill? Now I know that Buffett thinks a single payer system will reduce costs but he is wrong. The government never does anything efficiently and it never does anything UNDER budget. One only needs to look at Medicare (>$79 Trillion in unfunded liabilities) to see how inefficient government is. That program costs billions upon billions more than it was ever estimated to cost and shortfalls are addressed by reducing the amount doctors are paid for the care they provide. And what assurance do taxpayers have that once government controls health care it won’t start adding to the program? Look at Social Security (>$15 Trillion in unfunded liabilities). The government established that socialist program many decades ago and has added to it along the way so that now we have untold numbers of people on disability or some other aspect that was added. We can’t afford to sustain that program because government mismanages it and keeps adding treats to the Christmas tree…

Any person, and Buffett should pay close attention here, who thinks single payer government run insurance is good should look closely at the Veteran’s Administration. That program is a single payer government run program that only involves a small portion of the population as a whole but it is rife with waste and abuse. It is a fiasco that costs so much there are talks of decreasing other military programs to move money to the VA. There are long lists and veterans wait for months, or longer, to be treated. Many die before they are ever seen. This is the kind of program the uninformed like Buffett want for all of us.

Buffett tells you we are a wealthy nation and can afford it. This flies in the face of reality because the government is 20 TRILLION dollars in debt and has unfunded liabilities that exceed 100 TRILLION dollars. We are not a wealthy nation. We are dead ass broke because of people like Buffett and their belief that government can provide, do it all and afford it.

Government can’t because the taxpayer can’t and that is the bottom line.

A few more notes. Buffett is old and will be dead before anything like he proposes would ever take place. He won’t have to deal with it and even if he lived his wealth would ensure he never had to deal with it (neither will his heirs). It is also important to note that in the interview Buffett claims that businesses can’t afford health care costs but government can [so basically, the burden should be shifted]. I have already shown government can’t afford it but the bigger picture here is that Buffett, a business man, is talking about how to make his (and all) businesses more profitable. He wants to do that by putting the burden of health insurance on the government thus clearing businesses of that debt and burden. Of course Buffett would claim government (read the taxpayers) can afford it. He wants people to embrace this socialist crap so his businesses will be more profitable.

Buffett admitted this was not his expertise. Perhaps he should have left it at that instead of offering his opinion on something he is woefully unprepared to address.

To recap, Buffett does not know what he is talking about, single payer is a terrible idea, increasing the GDP will lower the percent of GDP health care costs and opening the market for insurers will give people choices that will reduce costs without involving the government. The government cannot do anything on a budget.

Anyone who wants single payer should move to the UK and live there for the rest of their lives. They get what they want and the rest of us are not burdened by their stupidity.

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Comey Raises More Issues

James Comey testified last week in an event that the media treated like the second coming. The networks preempted their regular programming to show Comey’s testimony because all of them thought he would drop a bombshell that would mean the end of the Trump presidency.

Comey did not drop any kind of bombshell and he left the media and their liberal puppet masters in distress. For months they have been anticipating a death blow to the Trump presidency and they knew for sure they had that blow in Comey. But as luck would have it, Comey confirmed what Trump stated about being told three times he was not under investigation and while Comey said he was concerned that Trump was trying to influence the investigation into General Flynn, his testimony told a different story.

Comey told us that Trump hoped that Flynn would be let go or the case would be dropped but Comey also told us that Trump told him that if anyone from his campaign were involved with the Russians it would be good to know. Rather than try to thwart the investigation it appears as if Trump wanted it done with as quickly as possible so he would not have a cloud hanging over his head.

That cloud could have been removed if Comey had been decent enough to inform the public that Donald Trump was not under investigation. That would have settled a lot of things but Comey did not do that.

As was stated in the Senate hearing, it appears the only thing not leaked was the truth about Donald Trump.

Comey also admitted he was the one who leaked his memos to the NYT through a surrogate. This was probably a criminal act since Comey took those notes after a meeting with the president, took them on a government issued computer in a government vehicle on his way to his government office. The notes he recorded were government property and Comey leaked them to eh media.

What else did Comey leak?

Comey also pointed his finger at former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the things he said indicate she was involved in illegal activity.

There are things here that can be easily cleared up.

Was there collusion with the Russians? Yes, Obama was recorded telling the Russians he would have more latitude after the election (to do things that might cost him reelection if they were done prior to Election Day). Was there an effort to impede an investigation? Yes, Loretta Lynch told Comey to call the Hillary INVESTIGATION a “matter” and this was done solely for optics. It was done to keep from casting an unfavorable light on Hillary over her illegal server and mishandling of classified information. Did Trump try to influence the outcome regarding Flynn? Comey said he took it that way and if that is the case then he must have taken Obama that way when he said Hillary should not be charged because she did not intend to do anything wrong. That was a public statement and Comey made sure she was not charged. If the liberals are going to say Trump tried to influence Comey they must then acknowledge that Obama DID influence Comey.

As for these memos and the information that the liberals waited on with baited breath, how do we know they really exist and if they do how do we know they were written when Comey said they were? He never took notes on all these other people who he had concerns about but he immediately started taking them with regard to Trump. I bet if there are notes he wrote them after he was fired and did so from memory. Without a third party to confirm it boils down to Trump’s word against Comey’s. Trump denies some of the substance of the notes and that means, barring another source, we will never really know what was said.

It is important to note that Trump said Comey told him he was not under investigation on three occasions and the media all panned that claim. During his Senate hearing Comey proved Trump was being truthful.

I think Comey put himself in a bit of a spot. He could well be charged with crimes and end up in real hot water.

The Russians tried to interfere with our elections as they have for decades (we do the same thing). However, Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians and had no contact with them regarding it.

Comey wanted a special prosecutor appointed and that is, according to him, why he leaked information. It appears that there is really no need for a special prosecutor. Perhaps it is time to realize this entire story is concocted by the people who lost the election and need someone to blame.

They lost and they are doing everything they can to keep Donald Trump from doing his job.

We need to make them pay for this.

Comey through the years

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The Grande Finale

Terrorists have struck again and this time it was at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester England. Ariana Grande is a pop star whose fans range from young girls to teenagers and that demographic is expected to make up the bulk of the casualties of the bombing where (as of this post) twenty-two have died and nearly five dozen have been injured.

According to the news the concert had ended and people were leaving when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb filled with nails. That kind of bomb is designed to hurt a lot of people and it is likely the numbers will rise throughout the day.

When the news flashed last night to report the bombing the first thing I thought was that it was another radical Islamic terrorist (though the lines continually blur between radical and traditional Muslim) even as we were, once again, cautioned not to make snap judgements.

As events unfolded two things became clear, as they do in all these kinds of attacks. The first is the bomber was a Muslim (and the recent news would tend to support that) and the government already knew about him.

Yes, these things always end up being radical Islamic terrorists and the government always knows the guy. You know how it is, they were suspicious but really had no evidence so they did nothing. That should be comforting to the families who lost loved ones.

CBS News confirmed Tuesday that the man who blew himself up the previous night at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was 23-year-old Salman Abedi, who was known to British authorities prior to the attack. CBS News

The events after this attack will be the same as all the previous attacks. People will change social media pictures to flags of the attacked nation, claim that we are all them, say they are praying and for us to pray, and then we will be cautioned not to judge all Muslims based on the attacks of a few.

If only gun owners could get this same consideration. When some nut gets a gun (often ILLEGALLY) and shoots a place up the government and its puppet supporters scream about gun control, gun bans and more laws to infringe on the rights of law abiding Americans. All gun owners are blamed and the only way to end the carnage is to ban or restrict guns. The victims are often still warm while the left is screaming about gun control, never let a crisis go to waste. Anyone hear these same people blaming all Muslims and demanding a ban on them?

The left will blame many things while telling us that it is not all of them. Perhaps not and in reality the bomber and his support group (and the radical religion) are to blame. You know who else is to blame? The people of England in political office who have relaxed the laws and turned a blind eye to the influx of Muslims. Same is true for France and many other countries in that part of the world. They welcome everyone and then get attacked.

This incident did not happen here in the US but it very well could and the likelihood is great considering that liberals have made it easier. You read that right because liberal politicians, worthless liberal judges and the liberal thumb sucker snowflakes have all opposed President Trump’s Constitutional Executive Orders on immigration. Trump wants to slow or temporarily halt immigration from a number of unstable nations until we can more accurately determine the people trying to come here.

Liberals oppose that and their sock puppet judges issue rulings counter to what the president has done, things that are well within his authority. But hey, liberal politicians and pocket judges know best.

Truth is, they don’t care about you, they don’t care about the country and they don’t care if a bunch of kids get murdered by a suicide bomber. They are protected and it is unlikely they or their families will ever be the victims so they do not care. If your kids get blown up then there will be more outrage, more opportunity for them to raise cash by duping morons into contributing, and there will be more opportunity for them to seize even more power.

If these people really cared they would not oppose the president’s orders and they would not oppose action to end these barbarians.

It is time for all civilized nations to band together to attack ISIS and all other radical Islamic groups (and any other terror groups we can find) and keep attacking them until they are completely destroyed. They cannot be damaged or degraded they must be eliminated from the earth and removed from the human gene pool so that they can never recruit and attack again.

As an aside, I can’t help wonder what Grande is thinking. At one point in her career she claimed to hate America and Americans (she later stated something different) and she is anti-Trump and for all things liberal. Reports are she can’t wait to get back to the safety of the US. I wonder if she will oppose the immigration crack down Trump is fighting in favor of in the court system…

This attack was senseless and cowardly. The radical Islamic terrorist (I base that on his name but am willing to change that should it be wrong. History is on my side on this one) attacked a bunch of little girls. That is the very definition of a coward. He detonated a bomb and murdered a lot of people and injured many more. He did all this because the politically correct world can’t open its eyes and see the real enemy before us.

It is easier to chase bogeymen and make up stories about Russia than to actually work to keep the nation safe.

And that is because of what I stated earlier. The left is not concerned about your safety. They know more attacks eventually lead to more control by the government and that is what they want. And fewer of us means a smaller carbon footprint and who can argue against that, right? Our overlords sure are great….

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