“No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and one voice by the whole American People. I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington, this Third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States the Eighty-eighth.” _ By the President: Abraham Lincoln
by jeffli6 with 4 comments
I’ve watched Trump on the golf channel years ago, I watched the 30 for 30 about the USFL and Trumps hand in the demise of the fledgling league, I watched the campaign and debates during his candidacy for the GOP nominee and general election for the presidency.
I’ve never watched a second of The Apprentice.
Trump can be an SOB, his tweets can be confusing, he is cringe inducing as an orator and some decisions are winners while others are losers. That description describes the majority of private business owners I know. I have worked for and golfed with a number of business owners, most of them didn’t graduate from college, some not even high school. These were tough men who became successful by hard work and luck, not by their diploma and social skills.
The reason for this post is the book and quotes by former presidents Bush. 41 and 43 have come out bashing Trump calling him a “blowhard” and specifically stating they don’t like him. In the book, titled “The Last Republicans”, it even states they didn’t vote for Trump. This all seems like sour grapes by a father and brother who witnessed Trump wipe the floor with a sniveling soft Jeb Bush in the GOP primary. These are the same Bushes who call Bill Clinton a brother from another mother.
Let that sink in….George H. and George W. look favorably upon Bill and Hillary Clinton while publicly announcing their disdain for Donald Trump.
That stunning admission tells you all you need to know about the Bushes, not a word for the last 8 years of Obama yet a scathing indictment of Trump in just under a year. As a matter of fact a few years back when W was asked specifically about Obama’s performance as POTUS he said it wasn’t proper for a former President to speak on a current President. What a change of heart.
Trumps no choir boy but he’s getting shit done, he’s not afraid to fight back and seems to care about the little guy, I like that in a President.
I regret ever supporting 41 and 43 and their alliance of RINO’s in the GOP, they have shown their true colors in a time when Trump could use a friend or two. They don’t need the book money, this is pure revenge. I’m done giving a fuck about them.
by jeffli6 with 8 comments
This madness needs to stop. The government elite looking to bring down Trump have proved nothing except that that their own people have skeletons in their closet. Keeping that little fact a secret is job one of the national media whipped by the democratic machine in Washington along with #nevertrumpers looking to keep favor in political circles that currently reside in the swamp.
Mueller likely knew all about this as well. Certainly Comey did; he offered to contribute while head of the FBI, with taxpayer dollars, to Fusion GPS’s costs of its production, as did Obama, it would seem. There is no way in hell that each of these high-level government operators did not know it was fake and who had generated it. They knew and they reveled in it because they knew the media would run with it and thought the rest of us would fall for it.
The American public is being misled and all of this political theater was created to bring down a sitting President. It doesn’t matter what’s fact or fiction, it’s out there to be spun by the media, the same media with an Obama/Hillary logo tattooed on their ass. Morally corrupt Washington will stop at nothing to retain power, they are terrified that Trump will be successful and their own “God Complex” will be shattered.
If it’s proven that a crass political novice can get things done it Washington then all of the bloviating about “political process” is shot to hell. If it’s proven that the Dirt People will continue to replace feckless politicians then the walls of the castle have been breached, that’s a terrifying scenario for the Cloud People.
Mueller is a spectacular example of everything that is wrong with our government. He, like Comey, the Clintons and their entourage, Schumer, Pelosi, Schiff & company truly believe they are above the law, that our Constitution does not apply to them. But it does and that is why Mueller is running scared. Perhaps it is beginning to dawn on him that the American people are not as dumb as he thought. Here….
Perhaps.by jeffli6 with 1 comment
How the Clinton’s have stayed in the public arena is astounding, the amount of corruption from Whitewater, sexual assault, to stealing White House furnishings after the Clinton presidency these people have been a quagmire of grift and perversion. It’s obvious that they both lie, it’s just that Bill is much better at it than Hillary.
There’s a big difference between yoga emails and classified documents, there’s a big difference between “bimbo eruptions” and Monica, there’s a big difference between charitable contributions and pay to play money laundering, there’s a big difference between terrorists and a you-tube video, and in the Clinton’s minds, there’s a big difference between us and them.
The cognitive dissonance has just begun for all of them. The proof is clear, they were all wrong. Extraordinarily wrong. The collusion and sell out was from the very people they put forth as heroes. The Obama/Clinton Democratic Party has been caught with their hands in the cookie jar. Thirty pieces of silver wasn’t enough. It was millions of dollars and the opportunity to hold power in America that proved to be their downfall. Colluding with the Russians was what they were willing to do in this power play. here….
I’m hopeful harsh justice is served upon the Clinton’s along with Obama and his peeps.by jeffli6 with 3 comments
ESPN African-American, female, talking head Jemele Hill called Trump a “white supremacist” in a tweet in September.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” Hill wrote on Sept 11. She called him “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” Hill also called Trump a “bigot,” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” She even added: “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
She was not fired or suspended because Disney CEO didn’t want to hurt her delicate sensibilities due to her race.
“I’ve not ever experienced prejudice, certainly not racism. It’s even hard for me to understand what they’re feeling about this, what it feels like to experience racism. So I felt we needed to take into account what Jemele and other people at ESPN were feeling in this time. That resulted in us not taking action on the tweet she put out.”
Now Ms. Hill is going after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and his advertisers because Jerry told his team to stand for the anthem.When you allow these people to get away with saying whatever they want with no consequences, you empower them to say more. Going after one of the most powerful owners in the NFL isn’t particularly smart on Hills part, but because she felt she could say anything without repercussion, she said it.
Now ESPN’s been forced to put a leash on her so they suspended her for two weeks, a slap on the wrist when they should have fired her. Fired her not for being the useful idiot that she is, but for hurting to company she works for…that’s why people get fired. Disney is so terrified of being called racist that they refuse to take the appropriate action against someone with preferred minority status.
Don’t take my word for it, remember Curt Schilling? The white, male former baseball player. ESPN fired him for comments made about Muslims.
“ESPN is an inclusive company,” the network said in a statement. “Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated.”
See how that works, a black woman can call The President of the United States a white supremacist, a bigot, ignorant, and unfit for office and she gets to keep her job. A white male posts an unflattering comment about Muslims, (you know the exploding ones that hate America), on social media and he is terminated.
So a black female sports writer turned
ESPN anchor Social Justice Warrior is more valuable to her company than a white former professional pitcher who happens to be conservative.
by jeffli6 with 5 comments
It just doesn’t seem appropriate to be posting snark, sarcasm, and shots at the left right now, the tragedy in Vegas is still weighing heavily on my mind.
It’s too soon to start questioning what’s being offered up by law enforcement about the shooter and in respect for the victims I’ll not delve into it today.
But somethings not right.by jeffli6 with 5 comments
Race in America has always been an issue and dealing with it has never had any easy answers. It’s human nature to live in groups that are all alike, call it tribal or whatever you want but it’s natural. An individuals personal thoughts on race are seen through different prisms depending upon life experiences. Tribe A, B, C, and D, all see race as a different thing dependent on how it has effected them personally. Good, bad, or indifferent, their judgments should be derived from personal experience….period.
Unfortunately because different races have been given preferred minority status they have also been given preferred grievance platforms. Government stepped in and mandated the varying tribes get along or else. It’s no longer the individuals opinion that matters, it’s what the individual has been told to believe that matters. That’s a huge deal.
Colin Kaeprnick was born in Wisconsin, his African-American father ran out on his white mother before Colin was born. Kaepernick was put up for adoption and was adopted by a white couple with two children of their own. His life was changed from an illegitimate mixed race child with a bleak future to a life of opportunity.
Fast forward to Kaepernicks 2016 decision to kneel during the national anthem. He said that he was doing it because of oppression of his people. Who are his people? He has a college degree and making millions playing for the NFL because a white family adopted him, put him through school, was given a scholarship by a white college coach, drafted in the NFL by a white team owner and white head coach. Who are his people again?
The rest of the story is well documented but how did we get here? Was it Trumps non scripted statement? Trump said nothing about race, nothing about the NFL itself, he opined that it would be great if an owner stood up and fired the “sons a bitches” kneeling during the anthem, he was talking about a few individuals, not league wide. But see that doesn’t matter, the race industry has it’s opportunity, Trump haters smell blood and liberals are following the Alinsky play book, divide the country by race.
Go back to the government dictating individual thought on race. Trump is now a racist because that’s what’s been mandated. Race became a cottage industry, then became big business, now thousands of groups make their living off preferred minority status. That’s how we got here. Kaepernick is a product of the race industry, he’s a useful idiot that’s been told to believe he and his “people” are oppressed, it’s not because of his personal experience, it’s what’s been mandated.
The division of America is almost complete, not because of Trump, not because white people are racist, it’s due to the race industry, the Black Caucus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, Black Panthers, the Democratic Party, and every other group that has something to gain whether that be money or votes.
That’s how we got here and it’s not going to end well.by jeffli6 with 10 comments
I’m still pissed off about the NFL players, coaches, and owners going all in against POTUS and the flag and all that it represents to us, the dirt people. The league and owners are betting that playing political football won’t hurt them, and they may very well be correct.
The “Monday Night Football” matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals made for the strongest ratings for a “MNF” game this season. Ratings for the game rose 63% above the week three game from 2016, according to ESPN,
Average Americans have been handed down disappointment after disappointment and we have no choice but to keep living our lives as best we can, we fought the good fight and gave our side all three branches of government, how’s that worked out?
All of the consternation from people who are disjointed about the NFL fiasco will be handed down another disappointment, people will continue to watch and the league will go on as usual and average America will go back to getting by as best they can. People will fight the good fight and do what they can to show their disapproval of the NFL but the chances that players will be forced to stand is slim to none.
Like big government, professional sports is a swamp and the sports media complex makes their money skimming the slime. ESPN, FOX Sports, and the alphabet network pre-game shows all supported the players. They twisted what Trump said into an attack on all of the black players when in truth he was speaking of the few Kaepernick knuckleheads. This is how it works, if a conservative says something against the lefty narrative they are convicted in the court of public opinion as racist, it happens like clockwork.
The players chose their national stage to turn their collective backs on the flag and what it represents, the media turned them into victims of racism, that ploy comes right out of the liberal play book. The players act as they have been verbally assaulted, the league backs the victims and the billionaire owners fall in line because they lacked the courage to put their foot down when it was just one, now it’s out of control.
To the millions of Americans who are as pissed off as I am, I hope at least ONE player or owner will show some backbone and speak up for the fans and the flag but I’m not holding my breath. It’s just another kick to the gut of average Americans who want so much to feel like somebody cares.
We are on our own, get used to it.by jeffli6 with 15 comments
I haven’t mentioned much about the NFL players acting like a bunch of immature spoiled brats because I didn’t think much of it, it’s happened before by an NBA player, Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Wayne Jackson on March 9, 1969).
Abdul-Rauf is perhaps best known for the controversy created when he refused to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” before games, stating that the flag was a symbol of oppression and that the United States had a long history of tyranny. He said that standing to the national anthem would, therefore, conflict with his Islamic beliefs. On March 12, 1996, the NBA suspended Abdul-Rauf for his refusal to stand, costing Abdul-Rauf $31,707 per missed game.
That was 1996 and nothing much came of it, fast forward to 2016 and the Kaepernick stunt. Kap is available as a free agent to play for any team that will have him, problem is, nobody wants him. This is a self inflicted wound, he didn’t only disrespect the flag, he wore socks depicting cops as pigs and wore a Che Guevara shirt for a press interview. Lovely fellow amiright?
I assumed this would all go away much like it did for Abdul-Rauf but I was wrong.
Here is a link to a list of NFL players who have followed the Kaepernick fiasco. Add to that list college and high school kids and now we hear an entire youth football team, led by their coach kneeling during the anthem. The coach should be fired, not for his beliefs, but for using his 8 year old players as pawns. He has the constitutional right to be a douche bag….the kids don’t know any better.
Thanks to the perpetually oppressed and one Barack Obama this kind of thing isn’t going away, but there is a risk to all the activism. You’re pissing off whitey.
NFL ratings are down again this season and they can’t blame it on the election. The pundits are coming up with insane reasons for the free fall but they are missing the big picture, fans, particularity football fans don’t like being lectured on social justice issues while watching a game, they don’t like it while watching highlights, they don’t like it when ESPN’s hosts are liberal social justice warriors.
These players make millions of dollars to play a game, they are a very small group of individuals lucky enough and talented enough to do it, the majority of people who watch the games are white middle class who work hard for their money and take exception when a millionaire athlete turns his back on something they find sacred, their countries flag.
All I can say to theses pampered athletes, media, activists, and knucklehead pee wee football coaches…..keep it up….keep it up at your own peril. People are turning off the games because of these asinine protests and the NFL has to start paying back networks for failed viewership. Once the league starts losing money the owners start losing money, when the owners start losing money the players start losing money. The league and owners may need to think hard and fast about a player policy that shuts this shit down, the players have the right to do what they are doing, the owners have the right to let them know there are consequences.
Fans are tuning out and parents have their kids playing other sports. Between the concussion problems and activists using the league as a platform for whatever perceived injustice they can conjure up they are effectively killing the golden goose. It won’t be this year or next, but if the trend continues the NFL will end up just another sport that the only people who watch it are die hard fans watching a watered down sport that the majority of Americans really don’t care about.
Like I said….keep it up.by jeffli6 with 4 comments