Ok, So Appleseed wants my thoughts on last Wednesday’s always excellent WTF column. I’ve never been one to deny giving my opinion on matters or to back down from a challenge so . . .
I have a problem with Rudy Giuliani . He does a lot of things that make a lot of sense, and he does a lot of things that are plain stupid. Take his Presidential Run. He didn’t want to run in Iowa and be in that cattle call, or run in New Hampshire, and be in that idiocy and save his time and money for Florida, for all the votes and let some of the people wipe each other out before he comes in. Sounds like a good plan, right? WRONG- You cannot skip Iowa, if you think that’s a good idea, then you have NO IDEA what a caucus is and Iowa is VERY protective of its status and will turn on you in a HEARTBEAT if you screw with them. It doesn’t mean a ton when you come in SIXTH to say “Well, I wasn’t trying” big deal, you LOST . . . BADLY. Same with New Hampshire- so by the time Florida hit- he wasn’t this huge front runner, as the people from the other campaigns had been bloodied, and knew what to expect. Keep in mind its been FOUR years since they were there- campaigning is not like riding a bike- it changes.
So I cannot get that out of my mind whenever I see Rudy. Sounds good, but as I have always said, learn from your history.
Questioning your President is the RIGHT of every American citizen. Don’t believe me? Ask Hillary. She’s got a famous clip of her going off on Bush II. Questioning your Presidents love for his country has got to be just stupid. I don’t think Obama hates America, any more than Michael Moore or Streisand or any of those actual idiots do. If they did, they have the money to leave. Obama is very smart, and he is after power and legacy. This man has made a ton of mistakes, we can argue if he has weakened the country all day, but I do honestly think he thinks HE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING. I’m not sure all can be said about some some politicians on BOTH sides of the aisle. But unlike the Boner or Cruz or Diane Feinstein, HE HAS THE POWER- he’s never going to be head of the UN or Commissioner of Mars, he’s at the TOP of his world. I think Obama loves this country just as much as Rudy does or I do, more than likely more than Barbara Boxer does, but still. So yes, it was a stupid statement, but keep in mind this guy did NOT learn from Liddy Dole and paid the ultimate price in his political life for it.
Bill Cosby is a giant with feet of clay. That being said, he is correct the vast majority of the time. People in the United States have NO Excuse to improving themselves. Except in rare circumstances, you can join the military and get money for college, when I enlisted it was the middle of Gulf War I, and even then there was an option to not go overseas or to go into non-combat MOS- like payroll, supply, driving a truck. Studies have shown that the most important thing to how successful a child is going to be is the status of the MALE parent. Millions of children of all races grow up with out a father. I should know, I’m one of them. Yes, you can pull yourself out of any situation, but there far more millionaires with college degrees than without. Everyone pulls up Bill Gates as “education doesn’t matter” but who are the richest people in the US? People who won the genetic lottery and just happen to be descendants of Sam Walton. Even Donald Trump had a rich daddy. I have a hard seeing how telling a group of people to get an education, take care and ownership of your kids is ever bad advice to any group, black, white, green or yellow. Cosby has a lot of problems in his life, but a lot of great men (and women do.) Doesn’t make what he said any less true.
Now the 47 people. I have seen stupidity from 47 Ronin twice now. This is worse than the movie. These IDIOTS did a publicity stunt, and should have, again, LEARNED from history. So they honestly thing that no one in Iran’s governing body doesn’t know how the US Congress works? Judging by our educational system, I’d bet they know it more than the Senate does. Look at how the Senate blocked the League of Nations. THAT is how its done. Sen ____ didn’t get all huffy and call England and France to let them know that this ain’t flying no matter what Wilson said. They took it from President Wilson and said, uh, no. Wilson did what Presidents do and went to the people and said, “Hey, These A-Holes won’t pass this thing and its great” The American people said, uh no. Wilson had a stroke, leading to our first female President, and the TREATY DIED. We do have an election next year, right? Congress can‘t order LUNCH in under 3 weeks, the only think they have ever passed in under a year is Obamacare- and even then its because the Party owned both houses of Congress and even then “they didn’t read it until they passed it.” For a group of people with actual political power to do this, actually would have been treason under the Alien and Sedition acts. A measure that was passed by the Federalist party of Washington, Adams and Madison (the Federalist is NOT the forerunner of the Republican Party, no matter how much they want to claim it, but that’s another story.) Again, much like Rudy Giuliani, this is more a headline grab, and like Rudy, a horrible, horrible thing to do. The Democrats did a lot of stupid things to undermine Bush, but they didn’t even cross this line.
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