Trump Not Their Cup of Tea

I don’t know what the normal Briton thinks, but the British TV media despises Trump.

There’s not an American topic they cover that views him as anything less than a monster. It’s grotesque and unfair to say the least.

Take this listing for a shows they have planned for next week. It’s from a series called “Unreported World.”
“As Donald Trump fights to stay in the White House for a second term, deploying all manner of tricks and tactics to do so, his campaign is targeting white women voters. He can count on strong support from one controversial group: “TradWives”, the growing movement of American women espousing 1950s-style values. Imagine Stepford Wives becoming right-wing activists. They abhor feminism, instead advocating that women give up their careers to focus on supporting their husbands, raising children, and tending to hearth and home. They also idolise President Trump, putting him at the heart of their traditional family values and working to get him re-elected. This is despite the fact that women have often borne the brunt of Trump’s political and personal barbs.

“Why are TradWives such ardent pro-Trump cheerleaders? Is it because, like him, they’re anti-abortion, oppose LGBT rights and criticise non-whites? This edition of the consistently eye-opening global news strand, filmed prior to the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, finds reporter Karishma Vyas travelling to California to meet the godmother of the movement, Dixie Andelin Forsyth.”

Funny, but as an American, I am unaware of any mainstream group of TradWives. Sounds like something made up on the screens at HuffPo or other lunatic sites. It’s surprising, too, because Trump’s wife (and former wife Ivana) have had their own businesses, as has daughter Ivanka. Ivanka has not been one to stay at home with the kids. She works on big projects for the president, often on an international level. In what way do they think Trump is keeping them shut up at home?
And why can’t women be against abortion? Do we not have as much right to our opinion as radical feminists? Nor do I ever hear American women demeaning LGBT people, including the president. He named one to the highest post a gay has ever held in American government – director of the DNI and ambassador to Germany, Ric Grenell.
Talk about fake news!

Then there’s this PBS documentary, The Virus: What Went Wrong. “Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria present this hard-hitting documentary about the American response to Covid-19. The main focus is on why the Trump administration was so slow to respond and what the consequences of their muddled response were for the American people.”

Maybe they should look at their own government and their NHS. Britain has had far more deaths per million than we have. U.S. shows 494 deaths per million; in the UK it’s 685. It does not appear that their socialized medicine has been able to handle it well. Add to that, they were the ones “slow to respond” with a “muddled response.” At first, they totally ignored locking down their population and hoped that herd immunity would let them avoid a shutdown. It didn’t. They were about a month late on doing that. Many deaths could probably be prevented.

It’s Hagerty

Looks like Bill Hagerty will be Tennessee’s next senator.

Everyone knew the real fight for the seat was in the Republican primary. However, it didn’t turn out to be as tight as “experts” and “polls” thought.

It was over by 9 o’clock.

Don Johnson, formerly of the Shelby GOP and all around election guru, shared these maps of how the vote went:

As Johnson notes, the top votes – 76% – for Hagerty were in Lauderdale county; for Sethi – 57% – this occurred in Coffee county.

Knox County was particularly divided:

Obviously the Trump endorsement for Hagerty helped him tremendously. So did his negative ads which made Sethi unfairly unrecognizable as a conservative.

Here’s what Breitbart reported:

reitbart News was granted exclusive access to Hagerty’s campaign headquarters war room, where dozens of staffers in a local hotel conference room shouted out county-by-county results as they rolled in from across the state. For the first half hour, not a single county went Sethi’s way. and cheers were so loud that campaign staff closed the door so those in the hotel lobby more than 30 yards down the hall could not hear them.

An all star lineup of Hagerty’s biggest supporters joined him here on election night, including Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) as well as Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN).

“Hey, everybody, a major reason for tonight—Sen. Blackburn,” Ward Baker, the top adviser for the Hagerty campaign, yelled to the room when the senator joined the war room staff shortly after 7:30 p.m. as Hagerty opened a major lead over Sethi in the early returns.

Baker gave similar heroes’ welcomes to Cotton and Fleischmann, as well as to Breitbart News—whom he told the staff in the war room is the nation’s leading conservative publication and a “must-read.”

“I haven’t seen a war room like this ever,” Fleischmann said as the staff shouted out county results as they were confirmed.

The president personally recruited Hagerty, a longtime Trump loyalist, to leave his post in Japan and come back to run for the vacant Senate seat left open by the retiring longtime Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN). Trump even endorsed Hagerty several days before he officially announced his campaign, making Hagerty his first endorsement of the cycle in 2020—and one that the president has worked hard at over the more-than-a-year since ensuring Hagerty was successful. Trump has done multiple virtual events with Hagerty, and his son, Donald Trump, Jr., campaigned with Hagerty in Tennessee before the coronavirus pandemic upended in-person campaigning. He’s flooded social media with pro-Hagerty messages, and sent his top surrogates in on Hagerty’s behalf. Trump had been planning to hold a campaign rally in Tennessee with Hagerty, but since he is not doing the rallies anymore during the pandemic, the president held a series of tele-townhalls with his former ambassador to Japan, including one the night before the election. Vice President Mike Pence also endorsed Hagerty, meaning the White House—and Trump and his team—were all in on this one.

It paid off. Thursday’s results saw Hagerty win by more than 13 percent when the race was called by the New York Times and the Associated Press. When Baker and others announced to the room that the Times had called the race for Hagerty, the war room erupted in applause.

Hagerty’s message was nearly identical to Trump’s message: Tough on China, law and order, rebuilding the economy, and sending a fighter to Washington.

Let’s hope he delivers.

Dr. Manny Is the Cure

Tomorrow we vote for a few candidates.
One of the most watched races and most important is that of the Republican primary for Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat.

There have been a lot of negative ads about Dr. Manny Sethi, implying that he is not conservative. He is. In my opinion, he is just the kind of person we need in Washington – an outsider from the real world who isn’t beholden to special interests.

Bill Hagerty, on the other hand, has been in politics a long time. He was most recently ambassador to Japan. He has the backing of President Trump, which means if he loses the media will cackle and say Trump is losing his supporters.

It couldn’t be more untrue.

Trump was advised to back Bill Hagerty before Sethi was much of a factor. The usual group of pro RINO people probably told him Hagerty could win. However, Sethi is much more in line with Trump. He is also unlikely to buck him because of special interests (read China) or because his buddy Mitt Romney tells him to do. Hagerty has aligned himself with the Utah Senator.

I like the people Sethi runs with – Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mark Levin and other conservative stalwarts. That tells me a lot. How many times have we heard Republican candidates promise that they will adhere to our beliefs, then get to Washington and promptly betray us? Too many to count.

I like Sethi’s plain speaking as when he recently said, “…this guy Fauci, I’ve had about enough of this guy. And I think maybe it’s time for the president to take him into the board room and say, ‘you’re fired.'” Hagerty, on the other hand, has criticized Fauci, but not called for his removal. That’s the kind of limp wristed Republican response most of us hate.

The media did not like calls for Fauci’s dismissal, nor did they like Sethi’s support of hydroxychloroquine, which has become a symbol of their hatred for Trump.

Dr. Manny also criticized Big Tech for censoring views not in line with theirs and “who have Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Hagerty appears to agree about Big Tech, but I can’t see him doing much about it.

If Hagerty loses tomorrow, the media will say it’s a loss for Trump. It won’t be. It will be a win.

Communism USA 45 Goals

You may have heard people reference a document purporting to list what Communists in the US needed to do to take over.
Beliefnet outlines them. Scary. They have done 15, 22, 27 and 40 particularly well.

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

U. S. Congressional Seal[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court

You may not find these 45 Communist Goals on the Web in it’s original form because in 1963 there were no digitized documents. You will find web sites that have copied them as I have. Call your local library and you can obtain an original copy there. Or ask your U. S. Congressional Member. They will be able to help you get a genuine copy of this Congressional Record of the 45 Communist Goals. ▬ Donna Calvin, The Word Warriorette

Sane Doctor Discusses Covid

Dirty Jobs star Mike Rowe is filming for his new show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” A woman asked him why he was doing it in light of Covid 19 and did he feel he was spreading it by going about his business.

He explained why he’s doing it by referring to this doctor who appeared on the Joe Rogan YouTube show on March 10. It is an eye opening interview. As Rowe says, in hind sight, Dr. Michael Osterholm has been spot on concerning his predictions.

It’s worth a look:

A Nation of Rolfs

The other night, a post popped up on Nextdoor talking about a house down the street. Of course, it got my immediate attention.

Apparently the home owner was having some people over. Although I did not see a lot of activity nor cars up and down the street, someone was concerned enough to ask “Are house parties against the ordinance?”

The first reply was, “Hell yes! Unless it’s one family living under the same roof!” He then gave the number to call the police. Others said that it applied to gatherings of 50 people, but still urged calling the police. “Some people still just have not been affected personally by this virus!” was another reply. The neighbor eventually did call the police but didn’t say what happened.

I don’t know the circumstances of the party. Perhaps it was mostly family members. Perhaps it was people who had been tested and shown to be negative. Perhaps it wasn’t. Since we really haven’t gotten a handle on this virus, who can say with certainty that people should not gather?

I know we have become a nation of Karens, but seriously? Wikipedia says the consensus on “Karen” is “a pejorative term used in the United States and other English-speaking countries for a woman perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is appropriate or necessary. A common stereotype is that of a white woman who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others.”

Of in other words, a busybody social justice warrior intent on screeching and complaining. There are a lot of them out there these days.

Yet, this neighborhood person had moved beyond just complaining, becoming what I call a “Rolf.”

Remember Rolf from the Sound of Music? He’s the young boy who danced with Liesel in the covered gazebo.

He seemed nice enough until it came to the Von Trapps escape.

He had become a Nazi youth. He confronted the Baron as he attempted to run. Rolf’s propaganda training overrode his sense of decency and he blew his whistle to alert the Nazis that the family was leaving.

In the past few years we have jumped from SJWs to Rolfs who blow the whistle on anyone they don’t like. Young and old Leftists have been encouraged to snitch on anyone who falls outside Democrat/Progressive ideology. It’s scary to watch.

Freedom of speech has eroded to such a degree that 80% of Republicans are afraid to express their views, even among family members.

If Biden and the Democrats get elected, that will jump to 98% of Republicans. It will take a generation to grow out of this mindset and get rid of the Rolfs and Karens.

If we do.

Left in Their Own World

A person calling himself “St. Floyd” on Americanthinker blog had a great summation of Democrat/Progressive/Leftist/SJWs:

The left seems to be in a perpetual fight with reality. Six months ago they were fighting the weather now they fight germs. As activists they desperately need a cause to get behind, attempting to fill a void left by a lack of spirituality or knowledge of God. In their omnipotence they seek to guide the rest of us to utopia.

Under the guise of caring for others they cannibalize their fellow man and smother us into submission with a nanny state. A photo op for social media is the currency they trade in. Marketing themselves as worthy global citizens to partake in the grand utopia to be foisted upon us for our own good of course. This is psychopathy and any person in such a mental state cannot be reasoned with.