ALL ABOARD!  All aboard the liberal “crazy train!”

Yes…, it’s all aboard the “liberal crazy train…,” again!

The liberals/democrats have lost their minds when it comes to President Trump.

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Every time I hear their latest rounds of accusations, name calling and profanity laced “stupidness…,” I don’t think they can get much worse…, but then manage to up their “crazy ante!”

Now, regarding the Dayton and El Paso shootings we hear:

“NBC News contributor raises suspicions over Trump’s order to fly US flags half-staff until Aug. 8,” according to Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News”

“NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi said Tuesday that President Trump’s decision to fly American flags half-staff until Aug. 8– in response to the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings– could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler.”

What?!

“Figliuzzi, a former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence, made the claim during an MSNBC broadcast with Brian Williams. Trump issued the order on Sunday ‘as a mark of solemn respect’ for the victims of the shootings.”

‘“The President’s either getting really good advice and rejecting it, or he’s getting really bad advice,’ he [Figliuzzi] said. ‘We have to understand the adversary and the threat we’re dealing with, and if we don’t understand how they think we’ll never understand how to counter them, so it’s the little things and the language and messaging that matters.’”

‘“The president says that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8.  Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,’ Figliuzzi continued. ‘The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter “H” is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for “Heil Hitler.”’”

They say that Mr. Figliuzzi, is “a former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence.”  I would have to agree that his statements are “counter-intelligent!”

Cuckoo, cuckoo!

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Please keep in mind that President Trump said, “Our nation is overcome with shock, horror and sorrow.  We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil.  In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.  These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America.”

How you can translate these words into a “Hitler love fest” is beyond me.

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Next, according to Joseph A. Wulfson of Fox News, “MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace issued an apology Tuesday evening over remarks made during a panel discussion stemming from a guest’s suggestion that President Trump has been ‘talking about exterminating Latinos.’”

Again…, What?!

“On Monday, Wallace led a conversation where USA Today opinion columnist Raul Reyes slammed Trump’s remarks condemning white supremacy since he had ‘basically declared open season on Latinos’ during his entire presidency.”

‘“President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table. You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos.’”

Cuckoo, cuckoo!

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How this “talking head” can extrapolate ANYTHING President Trump has said into him wanting to “exterminate Latinos” is pure craziness or an intentional attempt at pathetic misinformation of the highest degree.

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“After her remarks went viral on Tuesday, the ‘Deadline: White House’ host took to Twitter to clarify that she ‘misspoke.’”

‘“I misspoke about Trump calling for an extermination of Latinos. My mistake was unintentional and I’m sorry,’ Wallace said.”

I’m sorry Ms. Wallace…, but you didn’t misspeak…, your comments WERE completely intentional…, and you are totally NOT sorry.

You are simply a liar and you’re crazy.

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According to Sam Dorman of Fox News, ‘“Morning Joe’ host claims Trump ‘seems to want’ white nationalist terror attacks.”

“MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski Tuesday shockingly floated the idea that President Trump — despite his speech denouncing white supremacy on the previous day — actually wanted white nationalists to carry out attacks like the mass shooting that left more than 20 dead in El Paso, Texas on Saturday.”

‘“You have to ask the question, Joe, and I’ll ask you, isn’t it okay to deduce that at this point this is what he wants?’ Brzezinski asked on ‘Morning Joe.’”

Cuckoo, cuckoo!

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‘“He is inciting hatred, inciting violence, inciting racism if he doesn’t unequivocally call it off and say, this is wrong and we stand together against this and we are doing this, this and this to help fight hate crimes.’”

‘“I mean this is a president who seems to want these things to happen. How else can this be explained?’ she asked.”

“Rather than pushing back on her claims, husband and co-host Joe Scarborough piled onto the idea that Trump was ‘inciting hatred.’ ‘As you know, he’s inciting hatred now and he’s been inciting hatred up until yesterday because he sees that as a good political strategy,’ Scarborough said.”

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AGAIN…, please keep in mind that President Trump said, “Our nation is overcome with shock, horror and sorrow.  We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil.  In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.  These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America.”

What are Mr. and Mrs. Brzezinski talking about?!

The only way to describe their remarks is by saying they are delusional.

They are obviously living in some strange “Trump derangement syndrome” fantasy world, and they have a show on MSNBC which broadcasts their craziness on a daily basis.

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Then, lastly (at least for now), we have Mr. “one percent in the polls” Beto O’Rourke.

According to Joseph A. Wulfsohn of Fox News, “Over the past several days, O’Rourke has slammed the president, who he has placed blame for the massacre.  The former congressman declared that Trump is a ‘racist’ and compared his language to Nazi Germany’s Third Reich.”

Cuckoo, cuckoo!

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‘“That is a leader reveling in the hatred and the racism of the people that he purports to serve and to lead,’ O’Rourke said Monday.”

AGAIN…, please keep in mind that President Trump said, “Our nation is overcome with shock, horror and sorrow.  We are outraged and sickened by this monstrous evil.  In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.  These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hatred has no place in America.”

It seems it doesn’t matter what The President actually says.

No matter what The President says, the democrats have this narrative they attribute to The President which highlights racism and hatred.

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They just keep spouting this stuff with no apparent concern for the truth.

As always, the democrats’ only concern is bad-mouthing President Trump, regardless of the divisiveness or hatefulness that creates.

It’s just CRAZY!

 

“Crazy Train” – by Ozzy Osbourne

All aboard!

Hahahahaha

Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye…

Crazy, but that’s how it goes

Millions of people living as foes

Maybe it’s not too late

To learn how to love and forget how to hate

Mental wounds not healing

Life’s a bitter shame

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I’ve listened to preachers, I’ve listened to fools

I’ve watched all the dropouts who make their own rules

One person conditioned to rule and control

The media sells it and you live the role

Mental wounds still screaming

Driving me insane

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

I’m going off the rails on a crazy train

 

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Well, lo and behold…, the Dayton shooter was a lefty!

Well you don’t say!

I haven’t really heard a lot about that, or laying the blame on for the Dayton shootings at the feet of liberal ideologies or any democrat politicians.

Now why is that?

In my blog of August 6th, “President Trump’s response to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton is ‘spot on,’” I say:

“Is it just me, or is ‘the media’ always quick to pursue the racism angle when a white perpetrator or a conservative is involved, but completely the opposite when a non-white perpetrator or a liberal leaning individual is involved?”

“The Dayton shooter appears to be a liberal whacko…, but they’re keeping that on the ‘down low.’”

“Just sayin’.”

Now we see The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) chiming in with the headline, “The Dayton killer was a left-winger, but don’t blame Elizabeth Warren.”

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Oh…, okay…, please, continue to tell us what to think this guy.

Do you recall seeing the headline somewhere that said, “The El Paso killer was a white supremacist racist, but don’t blame President Trump.”

No.., you couldn’t recall that headline…, because there wasn’t one.

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Oh…, and the way, this opinion article in the WSJ could not even be attributed to an author, or authors, but was credited to the innocuous Wall Street Journal Editorial Board.

Such journalistic bravery!

The article goes on to say that the “Police are seeking a motive to the Dayton mass shooting.”

Really?

No kidding?

You don’t say?

“Police in Dayton say they’re still seeking a motive for Connor Betts’ shooting spree that killed nine people, including his sister. But whatever turns up, we hope no one blames Elizabeth Warren.”

Oh no…, of course not.

Pathetic.

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“We say that because the news site Heavy.com, which gained access to Betts’ Twitter account before it was taken down, reports that his politics appear to have been left of center.”

Well, at least we’re lucky enough that this news site managed to gain access before “Betts’ Twitter account was taken down,” or Betts would have been “spun” into being a conservative somehow!

“The shooter recently tweeted that he would ‘happily’ vote for Senator Warren.  His Twitter profile also read: ‘he/him/anime fan/metalhead/leftist/i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.’ In December last he wrote: ‘This is America: Guns on every corner, guns in every house, no freedom but to kill.’ A month before that, he wrote: ‘Vote blue for gods sake.’”

After reading this, the WSJ says, “His politics appear to have been left of center.”

Ya’ think?!

Yeah…, I’d say “his politics, not only “appear” to be left of center…, they are definitely left of center!

The WSJ goes on to say, “The Dayton shooter’s leftist ravings are notable only because the media and Democratic politicians have drawn a straight line between the El Paso shooter’s anti-immigrant “manifesto” and Donald Trump and the Republican Party.”

Ha!

Yes…, isn’t it a shame that we would now expect the same correlations to be drawn to in the liberal direction?!

Who would have thought that one of the shooters would be a whacko lefty, exposing our unfair treatment of conservatives everywhere and President Trump?!

The WSJ then adds, “After so many recent mass shootings, it is disheartening to see how quickly the issue of these two highly disturbed shooters was overwhelmed by the urge to assign political causation.”

There was actually twice as many shootings during the Obama years, but I don’t recall any “urge to assign political causation” in President Obama’s direction.

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“The answer to how he [the Dayton shooter] or the El Paso shooter found their way from fantasy to murder won’t be found in pointless spitting matches between the left and right over whose politics bears the blame.”

Yes we know.

“The pointless spitting matches” are only pointless when “the left” can be “spit at” as well.

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C’mon New York Times!  You’re letting the news get in the way of the party line propaganda!

Gerren Keith Gaynor of Fox News reports that, “New York Times headline of Trump’s remarks on mass shootings ignites backlash.”

“A New York Times headline about President Trump’s remarks on the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton drew condemnation online– including some Democratic presidential candidates– and was subsequently changed late Monday.”

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They changed their headline?

Wow!  That never happens.  That headline must have been pretty vile or grossly inaccurate.

What exactly was the headline?

“The newspaper summarized Trump’s comments, in which he denounced hate and white supremacy, with the headline “Trump Urges Unity vs. Racism” on the front page of its first edition.”

Huh?

That was the headline they were forced to change?

That headline was completely accurate and unbiased.  That was exactly what occurred.  President Trump urged for unity against racism, denouncing hate and white supremacy groups.

And therein lies the problem.

How can the democrats’ fairy tale narrative of The President being a racist be true if he is reported as being against racism and denouncing hate and white supremacy groups?

C’mon New York Times!

Get with the program!

Did you forget you’re a propaganda rag that works in concert with the democrats?!

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It seems that in a moment of weakness you actually reported “the news” there.

Shame on you!

“A photograph of Tuesday’s first edition was tweeted out by journalist Nate Silver Monday night and was quickly slammed by critics who accused The Gray Lady of inaccurately representing Trump’s comments.”

“The Gray Lady?”

More like “Gray Lady Down!”

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“Some Twitter users threatened to cancel their subscriptions and urged others to do the same.”

Really?!

Did you know that “some twitter users” can be found to be doing virtually anything?

Anyway…, I digress.

‘“I canceled my subscription,’ tweeted author and CNN contributor Joan Walsh, adding, ‘I can’t keep rewarding such awful news judgement.’”

Let’s get one thing clear…, Joan Walsh is a liar.  She didn’t cancel anything.  And by “awful news judgment” she means diverting from the “fake news,” liberal narrative.  She is associated with CNN after all.

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“Prominent Democrats in Washington also took aim at the Times, including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

‘“Let this front page serve as a reminder of how white supremacy is aided by – and often relies upon – the cowardice of mainstream institutions,’ the freshman congresswoman tweeted.”

What?

Please explain to me how “white supremacy is aided” by reporting that The President is calling for unity against racism and white supremacy groups?

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These democrats are sooo confused and sooo disingenuous that it is almost beyond commenting on.

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“Presidential candidates, many of whom blamed Trump’s rhetoric for the El Paso, Texas, shooting that left at least 22 dead, also decried the headline.”

“New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted, ‘That’s not what happened.’”

No, Kirsten…, that IS exactly what happened.

‘“Lives literally depend on you doing better, NYT. Please do,’ wrote Sen. Cory Booker.”

Thank you for your take on the matter “Spartacus!”

I believe we all can “do better…,” including you Cory.

“A photograph of the Times’ second edition of the front page hours later revealed that the headline had been changed to ‘Assailing Hate but Not Guns.’ Its website also showed a similar headline: ‘Trump Condemns Bigotry but Doesn’t Call for Major New Guns Laws.’”

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I’m surprised these new headlines were even deemed acceptable.

There is a negative twist to them now, but there is still a bit of positivity there about The President.

“Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy acknowledged in a statement the original headline was problematic.”

“Problematic?”

The headline was “problematic,” but it wasn’t inaccurate, huh?

‘“The original headline was flawed and was changed for all editions of the paper following the first edition,’ the statement read. ‘The headline in question never appeared online, only in the first print edition.’”

The headline was “problematic” and “flawed,” but it wasn’t inaccurate?

Gee…, that reaction to the original headline would seem to be a metaphor for the democrats and their co-conspirators, the mainstream media!

“Problematic” and “flawed.”

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President Trump’s response to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton is “spot on.”

President Trump’s response to the shootings in El Paso and Dayton is “spot on,” in my opinion.

And the democrats’ reaction to his remarks are what I would have expected as well…, exploitative, hypocritical and disingenuous.

Oh…, and foul-mouthed tweets contributed by democrat presidential candidates, Cory Booker, Tim Ryan and Beto O’Rourke.

According to Brooke Singman of Fox News, “President Trump called Monday for reforms at the intersection of mental health and gun laws — including so-called ‘red flag laws’ to take guns from those deemed a public risk — in the wake of back-to-back mass shootings over the weekend that left at least 30 people dead.”

“In unequivocal terms, the president also condemned white supremacy, responding to reports that the shooter in El Paso wrote a racist manifesto.”

Is it just me, or is “the media” always quick to pursue the racism angle when a white perpetrator or a conservative is involved, but completely the opposite when a non-white perpetrator or a liberal leaning individual is involved?

The Dayton shooter appears to be a liberal whacko…, but they’re keeping that on the “down low.”

Just sayin’.

‘“In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy,’ President Trump said, standing beside Vice President Pence. ‘These sinister ideologies must be defeated.  Hatred has no place in America.’”

Spoken like a true racist…, right Bernie?

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“Senator Bernie Sanders, asked that ‘Trump please stop the racist anti-immigrant rhetoric. Stop the hatred in this country which is creating the kind of violence we see.’”

It seems to me that it is the democrats who are promoting divisiveness between the races, cultural groups, and socioeconomic groups for their own benefit.

This statement by Bernie Sanders is just another example of it.

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Then we have democrat presidential candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, saying ‘“This is white nationalist terrorism.’”

‘“We need to acknowledge that this is a problem,’ Buttigieg said, claiming white nationalism has been ‘condoned at the highest levels’ in Washington.

Excuse me, Mayor Pete, but the only group in Washington that has a history of condoning white supremacy are the democrats.

My two best examples would be former Senator Robert Byrd and former Supreme Court Justice, Hugo Black.

Robert Byrd served in the Senate for 52 years, and was referred to as “her mentor” by Hillary Clinton!

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According to Richard Stockton of ATI (All That’s Interesting website), “Byrd never once lost an election. Unfortunately, that last record includes the time he was unanimously elected Exalted Cyclops of the KKK chapter he founded and built into a major force.”

By 1942, “Byrd had already recruited at least 150 of West Virginia’s power elite into a Klavern (a local KKK unit) with himself at its head. In 1952, with the winds of change already blowing, Byrd claimed in an interview to have quickly become disillusioned with the KKK, and to have dropped out by 1943. Even if that account is true, it doesn’t explain why, in 1946, Byrd wrote the following to the Grand Wizard: ‘The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia and in every state in the nation.’”

Regarding former Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, “It was said of Black that in his youth he dressed in white robes and scared black folks, in his later years he dressed up in black robes and scared white folks.”

“Black started out as a country lawyer who defended a Klansman accused of killing a Catholic priest in what was an obvious hate crime. Soon after, Black joined the Alabama KKK.  Later, Black was elected to the Senate.”

“Black was an enthusiastic supporter of [President Franklin] Roosevelt, and in 1937, Black’s loyalty was rewarded with an appointment to the Supreme Court.”

“President Trump also tweeted about the possibility of ‘linking background check legislation to immigration reform.’ However, he said he is ‘open and ready to listen to ideas that will actually work.’”

Just remember, democrats are only interested in ideas that actually work on getting them re-elected, not ideas which would address an actual problem in our society.

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“Among his list of proposals, Trump called for reforms to mental health laws ‘to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence,’ adding that we must ‘make sure those people not only get treatment but when necessary, involuntary confinement.’”

‘“Mental illness and hatred pulls the trigger, not the gun,’ Trump said.”

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“The president also called for “cultural” changes, citing violent video games…, further, he called for policing the ‘dark recesses of the Internet ‘in a bid to catch mass murderers before they act.  We must also do a better job at identifying and acting on early warning signs,’ [President] Trump said. ‘We must stop the glorification of violence in our society. This includes the gruesome and grisly video games that are now commonplace…It is too easy for troubled youth to surround themselves with a culture that celebrates violence. We must stop or substantially reduce this and it has to begin immediately,’ he added”

“Within minutes of completing his address, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates were slamming his remarks as insufficient.”

‘“The president is weak. And wrong. White supremacy is not a mental illness, and guns are a tool that white supremacists use to fulfill their hate,’ Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., tweeted.”

White supremacy may not be a mental illness, Cory, but liberalism sure appears to be!

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“The attacks have revived the national debate over how to tackle gun violence, with many Democrats demanding the Senate return from recess to address the issue. A number of Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates have also accused the president of fueling racial tensions with his rhetoric.”

Only when you are viewing his remarks through your own political and racially focused set of lenses.

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Do we overreact to mass shootings?

I don’t think so.

I believe we react appropriately…, it’s the reaction of what we should do about these shootings is where some of us tend to overact, and even exploit the circumstances.

This last weekend we saw at least 30 people die to shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Yahoo Lifestyle  reporter, Elena Sheppard, reported that, “Famed astrophysicist and TV personality Neil deGrasse Tyson has shared his reaction to this weekend’s double mass shootings, and people are outraged.”

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Tyson was “slammed” for his reaction to the mass shootings reactions.

“Tyson argued that more people are killed by the flu and car accidents than mass shootings, adding, ‘often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.’”

Tyson tweeted:

‘“In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.’

‘On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…’

‘500 to Medical errors’

‘300 to the Flu’

‘250 to Suicide’

‘200 to Car Accidents’

‘40 to Homicide via Handgun’

‘Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.’

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)  August 4, 2019’”

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In addition, every 48 hours in the U.S.:

About 3,200 people will die from cancer.

40 U.S. Veterans will commit suicide.

380 people will die from drug overdoses.

5,000 abortions will be performed.

6 women die from domestic violence.

69,000 report domestic abuse or violence.  (That’s only what’s reported)

11 people will die as a result of gang violence.

9 people will die from knife wounds.

500 people will die from Alzheimer’s.

There are 483 alcohol related deaths.

57,500 people come into our country illegally and undocumented.  (And that’s only the ones we know about! The actual number coming in could be twice as many!)

And remember, these numbers happen all over again EVERY 48 hours in our country.

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The fact of the matter is that bad things happen to good people all of the time.

We just have to accept that fact and realize that no matter what we do, many of these occurrences are not preventable.

We can take reasonable steps to minimize them as much as possible, but we just can’t eliminate them from occurring at all.

We can make laws banning this and banning that, but people break laws all of the time.

Killing all of those people this past weekend was already against the law, wasn’t it?

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I guess, in this case, I’m going to have to agree with Mr. Tyson.

It was a sad occurrence, no doubt…, but we have equally sad, and even sadder things occurring every day, over and over again, 24/7/365, that deserve more of our attention, and our outrage, as well.

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Shhh…, Apple (Siri) is listening…

Seriously Apple?

Seriously?

This is now my third blog dealing with Apple’s unethical behavior…, which includes them lying about it.

According to Christopher Carbone of Fox News, “Apple has halted its practice of having human contractors listen to users’ Siri recordings to ‘grade’ them, following an investigative report on the issue.”

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Wait…, what?!

They’re “grading” the recordings!

Ha!

Ya, I bet they are!  It would probably be better described as “ranking,” however!

‘“Too often we see that so-called “smart assistants” are in fact eavesdropping,’ said Silkie Carlo, the director of the U.K. campaign group Big Brother Watch. ‘We also see that they often collect and use people’s personal information in ways that people do not know about and cannot control.’”

“The British publication previously reported that contractors could hear details of private medical discussions and couples having sex.”

Oh yeah…, definitely “ranking!”

I’d like to hear their top 10 list that they have “graded!”

“The Tim Cook-led company [Apple] told The Guardian, which broke the initial story, that it would not restart the program until it had thoroughly reviewed the practice.  It also committed to adding the ability for users to opt out of the quality assurance mechanism altogether in a future software update.”

Oh yes…, by all means…, please…, “thoroughly review this practice!”

And then they go on to call their spying on people a “quality assurance mechanism!”

Hilarious!

It is quite apparent that Apple believes the rest of us are all idiots if they felt that BS would fly.

Please…, give us a little credit!

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“Apple told The Guardian in a statement: ‘We are committed to delivering a great Siri experience while protecting user privacy. While we conduct a thorough review, we are suspending Siri grading globally. Additionally, as part of a future software update, users will have the ability to choose to participate in grading.’”

Oh yeah…, it’s “a great Siri experience” alright…, for these eavesdroppers!

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It’s such a relief that, in the future, you’ll offer us the ability to choose whether we want to be spied on or not!

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In addition, “Apple has repeatedly made privacy a centerpiece of its corporate image, with Cook [Apple’s CEO] even seeming to take subtle shots at Big Tech rivals like Facebook and Google.”

Isn’t there a saying about being careful about throwing rocks when you live in a glass house or something?

Will these giant corporate idiots never learn?

The answer to that is “no,” and we probably won’t either.

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Fox News reached out to Apple for comment on this story, to no avail.

 

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I think we should start a democrat “bucket challenge!”

You know…, similar to the ice bucket challenge that was a big thing on social media the last couple of years.

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By definition, “the ice bucket challenge is an activity involving the dumping of a bucket of ice and water over a person’s head, either by another person or self-administered, to promote awareness of a certain cause or issue.”

“The challenge encourages nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and then nominating others to do the same.”

“A common stipulation is that nominated participants have 24 hours to comply with the challenge or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.”

For all of the democrats out there who think it’s okay to belittle and demonize our police officers, our immigration officers (ICE) and our border patrol officers, I challenge you to experience “the bucket!”

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If you’re a democrat who has been a driving force or an accomplice in the public humiliation of many of our police officers, who may have the toughest job in the world by the way…, I challenge you to walk down a street in your community while people are allowed to dump water over your head and laugh at you.

Since these officers were “dumped on” while doing their jobs, perhaps people should be allowed to walk into your offices and douse you while you’re in there doing whatever it is you do?

That sounds fair, doesn’t it?

I mean…, expressing your first amendment rights is expressing your first amendment rights…, right?

Right!

Right off the bat, let’s challenge Mayor Bill De Blasio, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the other three members of her “squad,” presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, along with all of the mayors who have declared their cities to be sanctuary cities, undermining the efforts of federal ICE officers.

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Ya…, that would be a good start…, but just a start.

Let’s spread the word and get this idea rolling!

Now those would be videos worth watching!

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Here is my latest collection of funny memes!

Just to recap:

“Meme” is pronounced [MEEM], and rhymes with “seem,” if you’re not familiar with the term.

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A “meme” is a humorous image that is copied and enhanced (often with the addition of a message, joke, or saying) and spread rapidly by Internet users.  I’m sure you saw them before you even knew there was a special name for them.  I know I did.

Well, anyway…, bring on the memes!

Enjoy.

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I hope you enjoyed my latest collection of memes!

 

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” –  Charlie Chaplin

 

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Many people are fed up with “The Fed.”

Before we get started…, what exactly is The Federal Reserve or “The Fed?”

“In a nutshell, The Federal Reserve, or “The Fed,” is the central banking system of the United States.  Its job is to help keep our financial systems safe and our economy stable,” according to Erica Gellerman of Credit Karma.

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You’ve probably heard of the Federal Reserve…, but how does it affect our daily lives?

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As the central bank of the United States, “the Fed” sets policy that can affect things like mortgage interest rates, stock prices and even our personal finances.

The Fed consists of three key entities:

One, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. These seven board members oversee the Federal Reserve System.  These “Governors” are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate for 14 year terms.

Two, a network of 12 Federal Reserve banks around the country that do a lot of administrative work.

Three, the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC. This committee, whose job is to set monetary policy, is made up of the seven Board of Governors members and five Reserve Bank presidents.

Regarding “the Fed,” we hear the term “setting monetary policy” a lot.  I believe this basically means they decide what they need to do in order to get the outcomes they desire both politically and monetarily, which may or may not be in the best interests of the American people.

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The Fed promotes “a healthy” U.S. economy through its monetary policy.  The FOMC holds eight meetings per year to review economic trends and vote on new monetary policy measures.

Officially, the Fed is supposed to strive for high employment and low inflation.

The Fed also supervises and regulates many banks and other financial institutions to promote stability in the financial markets.

Lastly, the Fed Acts as the government’s banker, while maintaining the Treasury Department’s checking account and processing other transactions like Social Security payments and government payroll checks.

Erica Gellerman of Credit Karma adds, “Before the creation of the Federal Reserve, the U.S. was plagued by financial panics and bank failures.  Banks usually didn’t keep a lot of cash on hand.  If customers lost confidence in their bank — usually after hearing about a failure of another bank — they would rush to their bank to withdraw money. If the banks didn’t have enough cash around, they would end up going out of business. This panic could trigger multiple bank failures, which is what happened during a particularly severe panic in 1907.”

They of course could not have all of these rich bank owners and investors losing money and being dependent on their everyday customers.

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“After this panic, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, and Congress established the Federal Reserve System in 1913.  The goal of creating the Federal Reserve was to end the instability of the banking system.”

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“End the instability,” again, meant to take the risk out of being in the banking business for our wealthy friends and passing that honor along to us.

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“And after the financial crisis that began in 2007, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act — aka the Dodd-Frank Act — was passed.  Among other things, this law transferred most consumer protection duties that the Fed performed to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).”

I have NOTHING good to say about the CFPB.  I’ll just say the CFPB was a child of Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren, then this child was adopted by Barack Obama and took up residence in “the swamp.” Please refer to my blogs of 11/29/17 and 7/2/18 regarding the CFPB and its constitutionality.

Today, Wednesday, 7/31/2019, the Fed cut interest rates for the first time in over a decade, by .25%.

“The cut will likely placate President Trump, who frequently belittles the Fed, and its chairman, Jerome Powell, for raising interest rates too high, too quickly — but also raised questions about whether the U.S. central bank is truly independent, given the stronger-than-expected economic data out of the U.S. in the past few months,” reports Megan Henney of FoxBusiness.

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The last time the Federal Reserve cut interest rates was in December of 2008, soon after Barack Obama’s election.

Hmmm.  What a coincidence.

If we look at the rate chart here, we can see the effective interest rate was at ZERO for Barack Obama’s entire eight years in office.

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Isn’t that interesting?

If the economy was so good under President Obama, as we are told by numerous democrats and their media cohorts…, why would the interest rates have to be adjusted down to zero the whole time?

Rates were up over 5% during George W. Bush’s presidency, at 0% during Barack Obama’s entire presidency, and then back up to nearly 3% for Donald Trump’s presidency.

Do we see a pattern here?

What would you anticipate the rate would be if a democrat got elected in 2020?

Here ends the lesson.

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