Trump rallies: What’s going on here?!

The democrats, nor the republicans for that matter, have EVER seen the level of support and excitement that we have seen and are seeing for President Trump.

Like many of his economic accomplishments, his level of support is historic in nature.

Most recently, “Trump, at packed New Jersey rally, hits congressional Dems amid impeachment fight,” according to Gregg Re of Fox News.

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“President Trump headlined a jam-packed rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Tuesday night (1/28/2020), hours after his attorneys wrapped up their opening arguments in his Senate impeachment trial.”

“An elevated level of enthusiasm was evident inside and outside the Wildwoods Convention Center, and Fox News spoke to several attendees who had been waiting more than 24 hours to ensure they would be seated.”

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‘“While we are creating jobs and killing terrorists, the congressional Democrats are obsessed with demented hoaxes, crazy witch hunts, and deranged partisan crusades,’ President Trump said. ‘We will make sure they face another crushing defeat in the next election.’”

“Hotels ordinarily closed for the winter were open for business and largely sold out. Bars and restaurants offered drink specials like the ‘MAGA-Rita’ and the ‘subpoena-colada’ — bringing to life what was normally a ghost town in the cold days of January on the Jersey Shore.”

‘“We have tens of thousands of people outside,’ President Trump said to chants of ‘Four more years!’ and other cheers.”

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President Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said that the campaign had received “158,632 requests for tickets” at the event, which is normally considered a “blue state,” “including a total of 73,482 registered voters, 10.4 percent of whom didn’t vote in 2016, and 26.3 percent of whom were self-described democrats.”

“People camped out overnight on the beach to get a spot in line for the rally being held at a boardwalk convention center. Campaign officials touted the raucous crowd, one that did not have many chances to see Trump in person and may draw in voters from the nearby battleground state of Pennsylvania.”

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“Local reports also showed the lines started forming Sunday afternoon and had grown to hundreds by early Tuesday morning.”

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Nobody even comes close to being as excited about ANY of the democrat presidential candidates.

You’ve heard the old say saying, “Two’s company and three’s a crowd,” haven’t you?

Well, that’s basically how you can describe any of these democrats’ rallies!

Don’t let the fake news media with their fake news polls fool you.

President Trump is going to steamroll any opponent in the 2020 election and earn a second term as president.

This prediction is now in the bank and earning interest!

WINNING!

 

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Impeach Obama?!  Adam Schiff said he would have done it?!

According to Brie Stimson of Fox News. “[Adam] Schiff says Obama would have been impeached if he asked Russia to investigate Mitt Romney.”

Excuse me, but I’m a little “verklempt” at the moment.

Okay, Adam…, I think we’ve had enough.

I mean…, granted…, none of us expect politicians to be complete honest all of the time…, but with you, these out and out lies are coming at us on a daily basis now!

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And with a complicit media, no one calls you on anything, which seemingly gives your lies a level of credibility.

It’s really quite sad.

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If anyone out there believes Adam Schiff and the democrats would have impeached President Barack Obama for ANY reason, please raise your hand.

Okay…, now if you have your hand raised, smack yourself in the face with it to wake yourself up!

If that didn’t help, smack yourself again.

In fact, keep smacking yourself until you come to your senses and realize I’m right.

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This whole potential scenario was raised by an Impeachment question submitted by one of the Senators: “Would Obama hypothetically have had the authority to seek investigation of Romney’s son?”

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“House manager Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Wednesday said former President Obama would have been impeached if he had done what President Trump has been charged with in the first article of impeachment.”

The Presidents defense team and “shifty” Schiff also “… referenced the time President Obama was caught on a hot mic in 2012 telling former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev he would have more ‘flexibility’ after his re-election.”

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And maybe I’m missing something…, but what about the whole issue of the Obama administration spying on the Trump campaign in 2015 and the Trump administration in 2016?

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Just sayin’.

So please…, don’t even go there, Mr. Schiff.

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We know you think your supporters are gullible enough to swallow what you’re feeding them…, and we know you think President Trump’s supporters are ignorant hillbillies…, but we’re not ignorant…, we just have our eyes wide open and we see you for what you are…, just a plain old socialist, anti-American, Trump hating liar.

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WINNING!

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Impeachment! According to the memes.   

As the fraudulent impeachment proceedings are hopefully winding down, I would like to share my collection of impeachment memes that I found particularly entertaining and/or particularly enlightening.

Just to recap:

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

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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Who you callin’ crazy, cuckoo birds?!

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Ha!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of memes!

Now let’s hope our senators put this impeachment hoax to rest and get back to taking care of The Peoples’ business.

 

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

 

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“Crazy” Bernie still wants to be president!

Bernie Sanders (I), Independent Senator from the state of Vermont is running for president, again.

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Independent?

Independent exactly how?

How crazy is “Crazy” Bernie?

Well, it is actually seems to be more of a confusion…, but “crazy” will work.

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Let’s begin with Bernie’s confusion about what he is to start things off.

I mean…, if you’re confused about who or what you are, where do you go from there?

Bernie self-identifies as an “independent,” even though he votes along with the democrats nearly 100% of the time.

If he’s an “independent,” on what issues has he sided with the Republicans?

Can anyone even name one issue where he bucked the democrats in favor of the Republicans?

And…, if Bernie truly is an “independent,” why is he participating in the Democrat presidential primaries…, again?

He refers to himself as a democratic socialist.

Isn’t that being a bit redundant these days?

Just sayin’.

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Then there’s Bernie’s rantings about income inequality and how millionaires need to be made to pay more than their fair share.

That was until someone pointed out to Bernie that he was a millionaire.

Now Bernie rants about billionaires instead.

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Here’s an example of how bright Bernie is.

In 2016, it is common knowledge now that Bernie was railroaded by the DNC so the establishment democrats’ darling, Hillary, could win the democrat party nomination.

So what does Bernie decide to do?

He decides to run with the democrats…, again…, so he can get screwed all over…, again!

Can anyone say, “Thank you sir, may I have another?!

I know Bernie can!

The cards are stacked against you…, again, Bernie.

Only this time the establishment’s favorite is Sleepy, Creepy, Joe Biden.

At least for now.

Then we have Bernie’s proposals for “Medicare for all” and the paying-off of student loans which would quadruple our national debt, which is already at $23 trillion!

Spoken like a true socialist/communist!

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Bernie has also routinely accused President Trump of being sexist.

But who was the one getting called out, on national TV during the democrat presidential debate, by Senator Elizabeth Warren, of stating to her that “a woman could not win the presidency?”

It was you, Bernie!!!

Just more typical hypocrisy from our liberal friends.

In addition, I believe Bernie should just call it a day and put himself out to pasture.  I mean, he’s 78 years old!  I’m not an ageist, I’m over 60 myself, but Bernie…, dude…, why don’t you just retire, relax, kick back, dream about living in Russia and leave The United States alone?

You are aware that Bernie is a fan of Russia and communism in general, aren’t you?

It’s true.  Like they say…, you could look it up.

He’s even got Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez out there stumping for him.

Birds of a feather flock together, you know.  That includes cuckoo birds!

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Getting back to Bernie’s millionaire status, Peter Schweizer, for Fox News, reports that, “Bernie Sanders rails about [the] common good but public service has made him (and his family) rich!”

“Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has been a loud and constant voice for socialist policies throughout his 30 years in Washington, D.C., a self-proclaimed champion of the collective good. But in researching my new book, ‘Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Political Elite,’ I discovered that while Sanders may talk about the common good, his public service has made him and his family quite wealthy.”

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Don’t you know, Mr. Schweizer, that this is the typical M.O. (modus operandi) for socialists and communists everywhere?

Let’s not kid ourselves that this doesn’t go on in our form of government as well, however, as Bernie so aptly demonstrates.

“Perhaps no one has benefited more from Sanders’s career in politics than his wife Jane,” Schweizer continues.

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Is she one of these people who identifies as a female?

I’m just asking…, seriously.

“When Bernie was first elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he appointed his then-girlfriend, Jane Driscoll, to head his administration’s Youth Office. Though the position was originally unpaid, Bernie eventually put Jane on the payroll over objections of the city council. The job was never advertised so that others could apply. A local paper noted that Sanders never bothered to provide evidence as to Jane’s ‘qualifications’ for the position.”

Did I hear someone say Hunter?  Hunter Biden?

“The appointment would remain a source of controversy for Sanders. After Bernie and Jane got married in 1988, his new wife received a big pay increase. As one local newspaper reported, ‘Political sparks flew at Burlington’s annual city meeting Monday night as Democratic aldermen raised a series of questions concerning a hefty pay raise for Mayor Bernie Sanders’ new wife and whether she should continue to hold her job as director of the Mayor’s Youth Office.’”

“After Bernie won election to Congress in 1990, Jane’s business ties to her husband rose to a new level.”

You go girl!  What good is it being married to a congressman if you can’t take advantage of his position?

“In Washington, Jane became one of her husband’s top aides, serving at various times as his chief of staff, press secretary and political analyst. After a decade in Congress, Jane and family went about setting up a company that operated under three different names to provide income tied to Bernie’s political career.”

“On Sept. 27, 2000, the family formed Sanders & Driscoll LLC, a for-profit consulting company run by Jane, her daughter Carina, and son David. The business also operated under two trade names: Leadership Strategies and Progressive Media Strategies.”

Did I hear someone say Joe Biden?  The Bidens?  The Biden family?

“The fact that this entity and its aliases were formed just weeks before the 2000 election is significant. The Sanderses ran these out of their home on Killarney Drive in Burlington. These entities served as financial conduits to run cash to the Sanders family.”

“Bernie Sanders’s insurgent 2016 presidential campaign brought in a huge sum of money. A large chunk of it — nearly $83 million — flowed to a mysterious limited liability company with no website, no phone number, and no office space. Indeed, the LLC was registered to a private home on a cul-de-sac in suburban Virginia.”

“The mysterious company is called Old Towne Media LLC. Two names connected to the company are Barbara Abar Bougie and Shelli Hutton-Hartig, Jane’s associates from the 2006 campaign.”

You don’t say?

“The Sanders campaign purchased a whopping $82.77 million in political ads through Old Towne Media, which could have earned the company a media fee of more than $12 million, based on the industry standard for ad-buy commissions. Was Jane Sanders somehow involved in this financial arrangement? FEC disclosures make it easy to hide where media buying fees actually go. Jane listed her income from her professional work at the time as simply ‘more than $1,000.’”

“When a highly respected Vermont reporter named Jasper Craven, working for the nonprofit VTDigger.com, asked Jane about Old Towne Media during a phone interview, she replied, ‘I have no idea what Old Towne Media is.’ Then she hung up the phone.”

Please note…, only liberals are permitted to employ this course of action without any repercussions.

“Even when Jane got a job not working for Bernie, it still seemed to be connected to his political position.”

“In 2004, Jane was appointed head of Burlington College, a private school with fewer than two hundred students. One of the board members of the college admitted that Jane’s marriage to Bernie played a big role in her hiring.”

No kidding?

“Attending Burlington College was not cheap; tuition was over $23,000 a year in 2014-15. In addition, the college received millions in federal money over the years and students could apply for federal government–supported student loans. That flow of money provided funds that could be directed into family enterprises. And Jane steered Burlington College resources in the same direction as Bernie did his campaign money: it went to the family.”

“Beginning in 2009, the nonprofit Burlington College agreed to a deal with the for-profit Vermont Woodworking School to set up a carpentry program. The school, launched two years earlier, was not accredited and happened to be owned by Jane’s daughter, Carina.”

What a coincidence!

“Burlington College had never had a woodworking program before, and as when Bernie hired Jane to a city job while he was mayor, those outside the family were never invited to apply.”

Remember the motto of the socialists/communists…, “Do as I say, not as I do!”

“That first year of the alliance, the college gave Carina’s school $56,474 for ‘materials charges and lease of bench space.’ By 2010, the cash flowing from the college to the family business was more than $133,000. Payments ballooned to $182,741 in rental costs alone by 2012. In total, Burlington College would funnel more than $500,000 to Carina’s woodworking school.”

“The transactions are notable because Burlington College at the time was struggling to pay its own faculty and bills.”

“Carina’s school also received at least one federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to install biomass heating. At the time, Sen. Bernie Sanders sat on the powerful Senate Budget Committee, with financial oversight of the USDA budget.”

I’m sure that played no role in the school receiving any federal grant money. In fact, how dare I even mention the possibility!

“Despite the academic failings of the college, its continuing financial difficulties, and the growing river of funds that were flowing to her daughter’s business, Jane’s salary as president continued to rise. By 2009, she was making $160,000, including benefits.”

“It soon became apparent that the college did not have enough money coming in to pay its debts, and it started falling behind in its loan payments. The board of directors asked Jane to leave in 2011. She received a $200,000 severance on the way out.”

“Five years later, the college collapsed.”

Hey Bernie?  Didn’t I hear you berating President Trump because of the failure of his university?

Again…, liberal hypocrisy!

Liberal hypocrisy everywhere.

WINNING!

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Can these democrat presidential candidates, who are Senators, really be impartial jurors in the impeachment trial of President Trump?

At the start of the impeachment proceeding in The Senate, Chief Justice John Roberts administered an oath to all 100 senators as they swore to “do impartial justice” during President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.

Every senator solemnly swore “that in all things pertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John Trump, President of the United States, now pending, I will do impartial justice according to the Constitution and laws, so help me God.”

I’m sorry…, but what a bunch of liars!

And they swore to GOD to top it off!

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Be that as it may…, I’m specifically referring to the democrat senators who are currently presidential candidates…, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

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By definition they are all opponents of President Trump, and they all have taken President Trump’s name in vain on a daily basis.

These three really expect us to believe they are able to “do impartial justice” where President Trump is concerned?

If these three had any honor or decency, they would recuse themselves from the impeachment trial and any Senate impeachment vote.

Wouldn’t that seem proper and reasonable?

The only problem being, we shouldn’t expect any of these three to behave properly or reasonably.

Not to mention the rest of the impeachment crazed democrats.

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Please…, don’t be an “American Idiot.”

Like the band Green Day says, “Don’t wanna be an American Idiot.”

Based on most of the polling I see, a solid 35%-45% of Americans could be considered “American Idiots.”

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The funniest poll response I see show that only 55%, or so, of Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the economy!

Really?!

So 45% of Americans, according to these polls, don’t approve of the way President Trump is handling the economy?!

Seriously?!

He has only set every possible, positive, measurable, record regarding the economy in the history of our country!

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So what does this tell us?

About 45% of Americans either:

Have no clue what’s really going on, thanks mostly to the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” and the ever disingenuous democrats.

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Don’t really care what’s going on…, and they just hate President Trump.

Are just plain ignorant and/or stupid.

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Promote the phony liberal narrative to remain socially acceptable within their liberal dominated environment.

Don’t care about the American people, and are only concerned with maintaining and attaining power and control.

Are anti-American, and want to see America do poorly and ultimately fail.

I also talk to my share of “American Idiots” all of the time.

When they discover I like President Trump, they immediately start verbally throwing erroneous charges they’ve “heard from somewhere” in my face.

The first one is always, “He’s a racist!”

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Then, “He’s a sexist!”

I respond, “Why do you say that?”

Their answer usually is, “Because he is.”

They obviously aren’t aware that Donald Trump has a great record of promoting and empowering women at his companies.

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The GOP website points out, “​The Washington Post Headline: ‘Donald Trump, A Champion Of Women? His Female Employees Think So.’”

“Women who have worked with Trump say he was ‘Ahead of his time in providing career advancement for women,’ and he ‘Promoted women in a male-dominated industry.’”

“Louise Sunshine, former Trump Executive Vice President: ‘From the standpoint of being a woman, I just thought he was phenomenal, so supportive and encouraging.’”

“There are more women than men holding executive positions in the Trump Organization, heading such departments as human resources, golf and hotel management, and global licensing, even though women make up just 43 percent of the overall workforce.”

My over-riding response to all of the “American Idiots” would be, “Actions speak louder than words.”

Check out what President Trump has actually done versus the words of his detractors.

In only his first three years in office, President Trump has these tangible accomplishments to point to:

Created 7 million new jobs.

Set an all-time record of more than 158.5 million Americans employed.

Overseen the reopening/opening of 10,000 more factories in America today than on Election Day in 2016.

The unemployment rate for Americans without a high school diploma is at the lowest rate ever recorded.

The unemployment rate for disabled Americans is at the lowest rate ever recorded.

The youth unemployment rate has reached the lowest rate in nearly 50 years.

Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.

African-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.

The jobless rate for African-American youth, ages 16 to 19 fell to 19.3 percent last month, the lowest rate on record.  Black teenage unemployment peaked at 48.9 percent in 2010, in the heart of the Obama years!

Asian-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.

Women’s unemployment is at the lowest rate in over 65 years.

Income per household has increased $5,205 since 2017 and is still growing.

Average wages have been on the rise for the first time in over 20 years and are still on the rise.

The U.S. is now the largest producer of oil and natural gas, surpassing Saudi Arabia and Russia. We are a net exporter of energy for the first time since 1957.

Established 8,764 “Opportunity Zones” to promote new jobs in low-income communities.

Poverty rates for African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans have reached new all-time lows.

In addition to all of these historical accomplishments, the President has:

Donated all of his quarterly salaries to different departments within our government,

Seen all-time highs in the stock markets on his watch,

Lowered personal and corporate tax rates, which brought trillions of investment dollars back to America, and put more money back in the pockets of working Americans,

Seen over 7 million people come off the food stamp program,

Signed the “Right to Fire” VA bill, which has seen 500 incompetent employees fired, 200 suspended, and 33 demoted,

Signed the VA “Choice” law, which allows veterans access to private medical care if their VA care is unresponsive or inadequate,

Renegotiated unfair trade deals with China, Canada, Mexico, Japan and South Korea,

Rebuilt our military,

Established the creation of the U.S. Space force, a new sixth military branch of the armed forces,

Signed the Criminal Justice reform Bill, which reforms the system by reforming sentencing for a wide range of first-time misdemeanors or by eliminating incarceration time. It also got rid of mandatory minimum sentences for felony drug offenses.

Signed the “Right to Try” law giving critically ill patients access to potentially life-saving cures,

Been the first U.S. President to meet with a leader of North Korea, and the first President to actually step foot in North Korea.

Removed thousands upon thousands of business and progress strangling federal regulations.

And many more I’m not taking the time to mention.

Pretty amazing, isn’t it?

Well, isn’t it?!

My point is…, there has been no other president in our nation’s history who can produce a list of accomplishments (in only his first three years no less) that even comes close to that of President Trump.

Promises made…, promises kept…, PLUS!

Like I said…, don’t be an “American Idiot.”

Be an informed American.

Be an American who thinks independently and thinks critically.

Be an American who can identify the true enemies of our country and our way of life and an American who will hold these enemies accountable.

Be an American who realizes that President Trump is one of the few people in Washington without an ulterior motive.

Be an American who realizes the President Trump’s only desire is to do what is best for the American people and to do what is best for America.

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My Favorite memes: 5th edition! 

Here is my latest collection of funny memes I’ve come across.

Just to recap:

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

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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A white Russian no doubt.

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I hope you enjoyed my latest collection of memes!

If you haven’t already seen them, please check out the previous editions of my favorite memes!

 

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

 

Did you ever notice that most liberals have no sense of humor?  Just sayin’.

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“Tell ‘em what they’ve won Johnny!”

“All of the homeless people in Oakland, California have won an all-expenses paid cruise ship adventure, Pat!”

Well…, not exactly all of the homeless population of Oakland.

According to Travis Fedschun of Fox News, “The City of Oakland considers obtaining a cruise ship to house the homeless!”

“This is not exactly ‘The Love Boat,’ but it could help make a dent in one California city’s homeless crisis.”

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Unless you’re over 40 years old, you may not get the reference to “The Love Boat.”

For those of you who aren’t familiar with “The Love Boat,” “The Love Boat” was a TV series set on a luxury passenger cruise ship called the Pacific Princess.  The show aired on ABC from 1977 to 1987.  The series revolved around the ship’s captain, Captain Stubing (played by Gavin MacLeod), and a handful of its crew: Julie, Doc, Gopher and Isaac, along with several passengers, played by various guest star actors each episode, having romantic and humorous adventures.

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Anyway…

“During a city council meeting on Tuesday, Oakland City Council President Rebecca Kaplan broached the idea of using a cruise ship to house up to 1,000 homeless people, suggesting a ship be brought to the Port of Oakland as the region deals with skyrocketing costs of living and a shortage of affordable housing.”

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Have these liberals in California all lost their minds?

Seriously…, I’m seriously asking.

Their “solutions” just seem to be getting dumber and dumber.

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I’ve heard they have excellent buffets on cruise ships, but our drug addicted friends may find it hard to find a fix if they’re confined to the ship.

And there would be a lot for them to do on the ship, but it seems all these homeless people do is lay around and sleep all day.

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I don’t think we’d see a lot of them in the pool or on the water slide, but I could be wrong.

‘“It could be a great way to house a lot of people quickly,’ Kaplan told the San Francisco Chronicle. ‘Cruise ships have been used for emergency housing after natural disasters and for extra housing for things like Olympics.’”

“Homelessness has spiked in Oakland, with a 47 percent jump in two years — one of the largest surges of any California city, according to a one-night street count released in July.”

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“The count, which used federal guidelines, showed Oakland had 4,017 homeless people, up from 2,761 in 2017. The increase has put the city’s per capita homeless rate higher than neighboring San Francisco and Berkeley.”

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“Kaplan told the Chronicle she plans to present a proposal to the council in January that will be at “no or low” cost to the city, because residents of the cruise ship would pay for rooms based on their income. The city would not buy the cruise ship.”

I would like to go on record with my prediction that if this idea does come to fruition, it will NOT be at little or no cost to the city.

“The council president added that she has been contacted by cruise ship companies about providing a ship for emergency housing and that the companies – which were not named – were reaching out to the Port of Oakland about mooring options at the port.”

“The idea for a cruise ship in Oakland would be similar to the Queen Mary in Long Beach in Southern California.”

“The 1936 ocean liner is now a floating hotel with 347 rooms, where a room with two twin beds goes for $141 a night and $146 a night for a full-size bed.”

‘“It could be like that,’ Kaplan told the paper. ‘But as affordable housing instead of hotel.’”

Ha!

Something just doesn’t seem right here.

Why in the world would cruise ship companies be contacting the Oakland City Council, offering to let the city use their ships for housing homeless people?

Would anyone like to take a guess as to how long it would be before the ship was completely trashed and deemed worthless?

One month?

Two months?

Three months?

I’m sure these cruise ship companies have an interest in doing something along the lines of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, with a hotel type of situation; not as some sort of floating homeless repository!

There are also many port related issues and regulatory issues standing in the way of this happening as well.

It’s obvious that the liberal politicians are confused and haven’t done their homework…, like usual, regarding this brilliant idea.

“Cruise ships have been used as emergency housing before. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the Federal Emergency Management Agency chartered three luxury cruise liners to provide housing for up to 8,000 people that were left homeless after the storm. That $236 million contract was later scrutinized in a study released in 2006 by House Democrats, which said it proved ‘wasteful for the federal taxpayer’ because it ended up costing $50,000 to house a single person for six months, more than $300 per person for each night’s lodging.”

Remember the words, “at no or low cost to the city?”

The logical progression of this line of thinking would be to eventually buy an island and dump the homeless people off there for a permanent vacation!

Out of sight out of mind!

These liberals are really something, aren’t they?

That being said, I would like to offer my services and submit for your consideration, my proposal to deal with this homeless crisis.

Typically, communities are spending an adequate amount of money to address their homeless problem…, they’re just not spending their money appropriately or wisely.

There are many different reason for being “homeless.”

First, we need to divide the homeless into areas of situation and areas of need.

Families are treated differently, and routed to a family specific center.  Families would have all of the same considerations that individuals do plus the additional considerations for any children, regarding family continuity, safety considerations and school requirements.

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If we’re dealing with an individual, we need to determine what exactly their situation is and route them at an appropriate assistance center.

Each of the following determinations would have its own specific assistance center.

We start and the top of this list and work our way down.  A person may fit into multiple stops on this list before finally not being “homeless” anymore.

Our overall goal is to not have anyone living on the streets, and to make sure everyone is being properly treated for whatever may be ailing them.

Is the person physically ill?

Is the person mentally ill?

Is the person addicted to drugs?

Does the person have an alcohol addiction?

Is this person disabled, receiving assistance, but needs shelter?

Does this person need shelter and help getting assistance?

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Does this person need shelter and help getting employment?

Is this person a victim of circumstances not covered above?

 

Once the proper determination has been made, the individual would either receive the required medical treatment, be treated for their respective mental illness, treated for their addiction, and/or assisted with their administrative processes.

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Our homeless population doesn’t need “band aid” or “feel good” solutions.

Our homeless need real solutions, and so do we.

People don’t mind paying for things that make sense, are effective, and that are run efficiently.

If I ever come across a government program like this I’ll let you know.

Until then, we can always hope.

 

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As usual, the democrats just don’t get it, or they refuse to acknowledge reality.

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As reported in the annual Annenberg survey, only 32% of Americans can name our three branches of government and 33% can’t name any of the branches of our government!

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With that in mind, I realize I’m going a little out on a limb here discussing British politics…, but I believe MrEricksonRules’ readers are well informed and interested in how the recent British elections may relate to the upcoming U.S. election in 2020.

According to Adam Shaw, Paul Steinhauser and Kelly Phares of Fox News, “Left-wing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn saw his party mauled in Britain’s general election Thursday as its strongholds across the country fell to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party — a dramatic result that commentators on both sides of the pond are seeing as a warning to socialist-leaning Democrats ahead of the U.S. presidential election.”

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“And for those who have openly cautioned about the party’s drift to the left, the U.K. results were treated as nothing short of a wake-up call. A sign, for some, that even a populist incumbent as irreverent and contentious as Johnson could ride to victory when the alternative is an equally controversial leftist vowing massive government expansion.”

Or perhaps an irreverent populist is just what the British people are looking for!

The liberals would never admit that, however.  This was obviously just some sort of mistake or a strategical miscalculation.

‘“Maybe this is the canary in the coal mine,’ Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg, who has tried to sell himself as a more electable alternative to candidates like Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders since entering the race last month, told reporters Friday.”

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And therein lies the problem with the democrats…, they’re always trying to “sell themselves” as something they’re not rather than just being honest about what they stand for.

Anyway…, nice analogy Mr. Bloomberg!

Only you think the canary dying symbolizes some sort of a warning for liberals, while I think it is symbolizing the death of the Democrat Party!

‘“The public clearly wanted a change in the U.K. The change was much more rapid and [had] greater magnitude than anyone had predicted. And I think it’s sort of a catastrophic warning to the Democratic Party that you’re just going to have to have somebody that can beat Donald Trump, and that is not going to be easy.”

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The problem here is, “Bloomy,” otherwise known as “Mr. Excitement…,” the majority of the people have to want a change for some reason, and President Trump hasn’t given them one. In fact, he has acquired supporters who feel he has, and is, doing a good job.

President Trump has proven he’s not your typical politician.

He has kept all of his campaign promises, and has accumulated quite a list of accomplishments along the way regarding the economy, energy, VA policies, positive minority policies, trade imbalances and foreign policy, just to name a few.

“Americans want change, but I think they don’t want revolutionary change,” the centrist billionaire said. “They want evolutionary change.”

What does that mean?

Please…, don’t even pretend to know what most Americans want, “Bloomy.”

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“[Boris] Johnson’s Tories won 365 seats in Parliament’s lower chamber, with Labour picking up just 203. It hands the Conservatives their biggest majority since the days of Margaret Thatcher and marks the worst showing for Labour since the 1930s. The left-wing party was left shell-shocked after a night that saw once-safe seats in working-class areas turn Tory, with enormous swings that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.”

Ha!  Ya…, we know what “shell-shocked liberals look like!

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“Seats in places such as Bolsover, Workington, Blyth Valley, Burnley, Wrexham and Stoke-on-Trent toppled one after another, each one yet another nail in the coffin of Labour’s hopes of ushering in a socialist government and preventing Britain’s departure from the European Union. It represented what many commentators are seeing as a realignment in British politics, as the Conservatives ripped up the electoral map and made gains in the North East, the North West and Wales in particular.”

This is comparable to President Trump winning the “rust belt” manufacturing states, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin in the 2016 presidential election.

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“Corbyn announced that he would eventually step down, promising not to lead the party in another general election, but saying that would come after a ‘period of reflection.’ He quickly tried to set the narrative that it was questions over Brexit, not his brand of hard-left policies that had ‘ultimately doomed the party.’”

Like I said…, these liberals just don’t get it.

There won’t be any “period of reflection…,” only a period of “restrategization.”

‘“All those policies were extremely popular during the election campaign and remain policies that have huge popular support all across this country,’ he said. ‘However Brexit has so polarized and divided debate in this country it has overriden so much of a normal political debate and I recognize that has contributed to the results the Labour Party has received all across this country.’”

Please stop trying to kid yourself and the British people.  I mean, we can all see exactly how “extremely popular” your policies were across your country.

Wa, wa, wa, waaaaaa.

“But while many of the seats that fell represent ‘pro-Leave’ [pro-Brexit] areas, polls suggested that it was Corbyn — and his extreme brand of left-wing politics — that was a more significant factor for Brits. Corbyn had taken over the party leadership in 2015 and dragged it to the left in a rejection of the kind of centrism embodied by three-term Prime Minister Tony Blair.”

Like I said…, these liberals just don’t get it, and they are refusing to allow the will of the people to affect their narrative.

“It’s a lesson that many in the U.K. and the U.S. are saying should be a warning for Democrats who may think that victory lies with an uncompromising agenda featuring government health care, immigration enforcement rollbacks and more. Democrats like Sens. Sanders, I-Vt., and Warren, D-Mass., have promoted far-reaching policies such as ‘Medicare-for-all’ and a halt to deportations of illegal immigrants — leading some to fear they may be out of step with the country.”

They’re only “out of step” with those of us who want to see America succeed.

They’re only “out of step” with those of us who work, or have worked, for a living.

And they’re only “out of step” with those of us who are informed and use our common sense.

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‘“One lesson from the UK: if the Democrats don’t stop their hard-left slide, they’ll suffer the same fate as Labour,’ commentator Andrew Sullivan tweeted. ‘If they don’t move off their support for mass immigration, they’re toast. Ditto the “wokeness.” Left [leaning] Twitter is not reality.’”

No worries there!

Toast it is!

“Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan warned also about the Twitter bubble, and that Democrats should be careful about picking someone too far on the fringes.”

‘“Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren both share Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist agenda and both appear to be as popular as him on Twitter,’ Morgan said in an op-ed. ‘But Twitter’s not the real world.’”

“He also drew comparisons between the British Left’s effort to thwart Brexit and the Democratic push to impeach Trump, rather than beat him at the ballot box.”

‘“Those who voted for Brexit and Trump don’t take kindly to their democratic vote being abused in this way and their retribution comes at the ballot box,’ he said. ‘If people think Boris Johnson’s earthquake was big, just wait until the Senate acquits President Trump and he uses that victory to storm to re-election.’”

Amen!

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“But if there is that kind of warning for Americans, it may be a message that meets significant resistance from activists hoping for their own version of a Corbynite revolution, and who may not be put off by the warning signs in Thursday’s vote.”

In other words…, the anti-American liberals, “the swamp,” RINOs (Mitt Romney for example), and the generally clueless.

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“MSNBC host Chris Hayes pointed out that Corbyn is running in a way that many Democrats would like to see.”

Again…, like I said…, these liberals just don’t get it, and they are refusing to allow the will of the people to affect their narrative.

‘“One thing you can’t say about the Corbyn campaign was that he was “Tory lite” [conservative lite] or too neoliberal or too establishment. He ran unabashedly from the left in a way many leftists want Democrats to run here in the U.S.,’ he tweeted. But after some criticism he deleted it, saying it was a ‘bad take.’”

And that was his problem!

Here we had a liberal that didn’t pretend to be something he wasn’t.

And that’s exactly why he and his party got whooped so bad!

“But the message of the U.K. election had also resonated in the White House. On Friday, [President] Trump suggested that just as the 2016 Brexit referendum foreshadowed his own presidential win a few months later, the 2019 U.K. election forecasts a win for him in 2020.”

‘“I want to congratulate Boris Johnson on a terrific victory. I think that might be a harbinger of what’s to come in our country,’ he said. ‘It was last time.’”

It might very well be a “harbinger of what’s to come in our country,” Mr. President.

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And if that were the case, that would mean a landslide victory you.

But what would a “landslide” victory look like for you?

First of all, a landslide victory for you would include your personal victory as well as maintaining control of the senate and regaining control of the House of Representatives.

Second, we would see you capturing a considerable majority of electoral votes.

What do I mean by a “considerable majority of electoral votes?”

Well, there are 538 total electoral votes that can be won.

The winner is the first candidate to win 270 of those votes.

The democrat in the race is virtually guaranteed to win 151 votes because of the liberal dominance in states like California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia.

That means a landslide victory for President Trump would be in the range of 340-350 electoral votes.  He won 304 electoral votes in 2016.

Lastly, President Trump would come very close to, if not winning the popular vote outright.

It is my belief that President Trump WILL win re-election in a “landslide” victory in 2020.

WINNING!

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