A Question for my Southpaw friends
August 15, 2017
Trump neglected to use correct liberal-approved labels this last week in referring to neo-nazis, white supremacists, etc. in condemning Charlottesville happenings.
By the way, I walked the streets of Charlottesville several times when my son Derek was going to law school there. It’s a beautiful Virginia town oozing with history from the days of Thomas Jefferson.
Back to Trump. The media went crazy when Trump didn’t use labels and names for the people on the far right doing the damage. I mean they went absolutely berserk and even when Trump listed the culprits, they continued to castigate and pile on him. I’m not sure who is after Trump more, the media or the Dems.
In my 62+ years on planet earth, I’ve never seen the degree of rage and political fury from news organizations that is present today. Instead of being impartial news outlets, they are political activists who are hell-bent on piling on the Don.
The president has his problems but I am far more comfortable with his patriotism, his American loyalty and desire to help American businesses, and calling it like he sees it (and like I see it) than I was the last guy.
The last guy had a hard even putting his hand on his heart when the Star Spangled Banner played. If I remember right, his wife said something akin to the first time she was proud to be an American was when her husband ran his political campaign. Give me a break.
So Trump’s getting piled on for skipping the labeling. He corrected it a day or two later. I doubt that will make any difference to the news guys.
The thing that bothers me is this. If I’m not mistaken, Obama went through 8 years of his presidency without ever calling radical Muslims out by name. He just couldn’t do it. If he ever did do it, it was at the last of his second term. I’m too busy to fact-check right now. Radical Islam has been far more active, hateful, destructive and violent than the far-right.
Did the news guys ever bring it up, let alone blow it up? I don’t remember them batting an eye. Completely different in today’s climate.
I haven’t seen skin-heads broadcasting the beheading of hostages. Radical Islam has been terrorizing and raising hell with nary a blink from O.
And then again, I wonder how I would feel if Bush-led foreigners started bombing and shooting up my native country. It’s a mess. A good share of America’s troubles have shown up because we can’t keep our noses out of foreign entanglements.
I’m sure I sound like I’m attacking both sides. Could be. But if you want some interesting reading, check out Pat Tillman and his life. He was a great patriot and fully supported our governments actions. He gave up millions of dollars just so he could support our country. But by the time it was over, he was against what we were doing in the middle East. Not only that but he ended up being killed by US forces. It stinks.
And then the inquiry the government conducted. Bottom line, it was a joke.
Anyway, the American news machine is not going to be happy until Trump is gone. They have abandoned their purpose and job and are doing little but attacking the president. What a mess.
Now for something positive. I got the following note and picture yesterday. Made my day.
We gave my Grandpa your book to get his mind off the stress of my grandma being in the hospital the past 3 weeks. You can see that he’s halfway through and can’t put it down!
It’s fun to watch him giggle and then laugh so hard he can’t even explain what story he’s laughing at. He is also pleasantly surprised at how many of the characters he knows Your book has brought lots of smiles and laughs to the Crowther household!