Archive for April, 2018

“TO BE, OR NOT TO BE PRESIDENT”; IT ISN’T ALWAYS UP TO THE VOTERS!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

Today, I read, “Hillary Clinton to Campaign Staff: ‘I Am Getting Pretty Tired of Hearing About How Nobody Likes Me’!” https://www.yahoo.com/news/hillary-clinton-campaign-staff-apos-150005238.html

“Eventually, her own campaign seemed to adjust to the same idea, arguing that Clinton could sail to victory even without high likeability polling.”

This is apparently obvious of how the Democratic Party has always manages to ‘shoot itself in the foot’, and loose the Presidency! What Hillary should have been concerned about is WHY NOBODY LIKED HER!

Just what in the name of hell does Hillary Clinton not understand about her losing the Electoral College and the Presidency, in 2016? Does she not realized that “stealing the Democratic Primary”, is not going to win the hearts of all of her Democratic voters, many of whom already do not like her.”

And, Hillary and the DNC did steal the primary. “Wikileaks Proves Primary Was Rigged: DNC Undermined Democracy” http://observer.com/2016/07/wikileaks-proves-primary-was-rigged-dnc-undermined-democracy/ The chair of the DNC resigned when she was exposed! And, a huge number of Democrats supported Bernie Sanders over Hillary in the primary and the Democratic Convention.

Then for beginners, Hillary should look at the favorability factor she “earned”! http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/365656-gallup-hillary-clintons-image-at-record-low “Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating is at a new low one year after her election loss to President Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday.

“Clinton now holds a 36 percent approval rating among Americans, according to Gallup, down 5 percentage points since June. The rating falls below Clinton’s previous low of 38 percent in August to September of last year.

“The former first lady also reached a new high disapproval rating of 61 percent. Clinton has bucked the trend of defeated presidential candidates gaining popularity after the election, Gallup says.”

Hillary Clinton is not unpopular because of Republicans, and Hillary Clinton is not stupid, and Hillary Clinton is unpopular because of “both” Republicans and “liberal progressive Democrats”.

Hillary admits that she is a philosophical Centrist, neither Liberal nor Conservative; she consequently, differs with, and does not appeal, to both liberal and conservative voters. And that appears to be the actual primary basis for her record poor favorability factor. https://www.cnn.com/2015/09/10/politics/hillary-clinton-democrat-progressive/index.html

In 2016, Hillary opposed the Democratic Party minimum wage of $15/Hour and she said she was for a minimum wage of $12/Hour, disagreeing with both sides in the minimum wage issue.

Hillary won the endorsement and the vote of ex-President George H. W. Bush in the 2016 Presidential Election; thus it was difficult for many liberal progressive Democrats to vote for the candidate that the Republican ex-President endorsed and voted for.

As Democratic Senator Clinton Hillary voted with Republicans, against Democrats, and for the Republican Iraq Invasion Resolution for Republican President W. Bush, the Junior Bush, in 2002; the Iraq War was the most devastating and controversial war in history, for the United States of America, and is still costing American lives seventeen years later. Voters have not forgotten, and will never forget Hillary’s vote of approval for the Iraq War! https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-regrets-her-iraq-vote-but-opting-for-intervention-was-a-pattern/2016/09/15/760c23d0-6645-11e6-96c0-37533479f3f5_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.87dff4cabd44

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Then there was the exceeding ridiculous lie that Hillary told, about her and Chelsea dodging sniper bullets at the Bosnia Airport! http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jun/22/donald-trump/trump-clinton-bosnia-sniper-story/

It was a blatant lie told for no conceivable purpose except aggrandizement of Hillary; the worse kind of lie that made headlines, Hillary had to apologize for it, and it has haunted Hillary ever since. It made Hillary Clinton a certified liar, which is not an asset in running for the Presidency of the United States of America.

In conclusion, let me just say that I cannot with a clear conscience, support either of America’s two political parties; and, I fear for the American democracy.

PUBLIC SCHOOL DRESS CODES ARE USUALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL! ARE NUDISTS UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Today, I read a news story about a boy and girl in high school, where the girl was sent home by the school administration because her skirt was too short in their mind (if they had a mind)!

The girl and a boy friend, exchanged clothes and the administration accepted their dress; the skirt was not too short for the boy and the administration!

Now, I’m a retired school teacher who taught government, history and the U.S. Constitution. The subject was required and was boring to many students and I had to provide an incentive for students to learn what I was required to teach; so, as incentive for the kids, I taught them what it was necessary to know about government, history, and the United States Constitution to succeed in life, and that was their incentive.

Kids do like to learn “grown-up subjects”, SO I TAUGHT THEM AS STUDENTS THAT THEY HAD U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, “EVEN AS SCHOOL STUDENTS”; AND I TAUGHT THEM THAT MOST SCHOOL DRESS CODES DENY STUDENTS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THIS IS WHAT I TAUGHT THEM THAT WAS SOMETHING THEY NEEDED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO LEAD A DECENT LIFE IN AMERICA!

To teach students what was proper dress for school, I tried to teach them as a role model; I wore a coat and tie like a school teacher. But student dress was different! (Actually, I believed school dress code of coat and tie for teachers, was not representational for me as a teacher.)

And personally, I could never understand why nudity was against the law, and believed that the law forbidding nudity was responsible for some kids to grow up not knowing very much about the human body differences and how prohibiting nudity laws were responsible for much of society’s sex crimes.

Perhaps, I am just a radical believer in a democracy; however, it just makes me cringe to know that my democratic government makes my neighbors terrified of a naked body part! We all have one!

And Biblical images of Adam and Eve drives me up the wall when Adam and Eve are both portrayed having a belly button.

Adam and Eve, 1538, by Lucas Cranach Elder (1472-1553), oil on panel

And God bless the high school couple who exchanged her skirt for his pants to satisfy the school administration and their stupid dress code.

“SUNNY”, CAPITALISM VS. DEMOCRACY, AMERICAN FOOTBALL, AND UNARMED AFRICAN AMERICANS BEING SHOT AND KILLED BY WHITE AMERICAN POLICE IN EPIDEMIC PROPORTION!

Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Today, I was watching the “View”; I like to hear intelligent women debate politics whether I agree of not. On this occasion, I disagreed with a beautiful woman, “Sunny” Hoskins, though on this occasion she appeared more “stormy” than “sunny”!


“SUNNY”

Asunción Cummings “Sunny” Hostin (born Asunción Cummings; October 20, 1968) is an American lawyer, columnist, social commentator, and multi-platform journalist. Hostin is the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News as well as a co-host on ABC’s morning talk show The View.


THE VIEW

Today the subject was NFL football player, Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick is African and “was” a major league football quarterback, who was moved to protest so many unarmed African men, being killed by Caucasian police throughout America. He would kneel while the national anthem was being played. He hasn’t been employed as quarterback for a professional football team since.


COLON KAEPERNICK

Kaepernick was first supported by one of the view, and then “Sunny” Hoskins tore into Kaepernick, for his kneeling. “Sunny” said that though Kaepernick had a U.S. Constitutional Right to kneel, his first concern as an American employee was to listen to team ownership’s disciplinary objection to Kaepernich’s kneeling, because it discourages fans from buying tickets and causes loss of profits to corporate owners. “Sunny” concluded that Kaepernich was wrong to kneel!

Oh yes, “Sunny” is also a lawyer.

My interpretation of Sunny’s objection to Kaepernich’s kneeling is that Kaepernich’s Constitutional Rights to protest is of lesser value than professional football team’s “Capitalistic” corporate American profits; corporate football team profits are more important than African American’s men’s lives, being taken by Caucasian police officers at an epidemic rate. This made me very sick at my stomach.

The fact that American “President” Donald Trump agrees with Hostin, also entered my mind. Actually, I fear for American democracy!

“Sunny” Hostin fueled my distress of seeing my American democracy, disappearing; and fascist capitalism taking over the land of “the free and the brave”. Webster Dictionary definition of fascism: “A political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race and stands for a centralized autocratic often militaristic government.”

God help America; America needs help!