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Cost of a Government Shutdown

We’re hearing all this gloom and doom predictions about the cost of a government shutdown… what a burden it will be on a huge segment of the population if our non-essential government workers are told to stay home presumably without pay. Let’s start with debunking the idea that our government work force is going to be sent home without pay. It may be true that many federal government offices would be closed, however every time our lawmakers have run the government a ground they pass a funding bill to pay every one their lost wages as soon as they resolve their issues. What it turns into is extra paid vacation time for those poor government employees, which is most likely…

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Salary Gap Outrage

The big story hitting the main street and social media this week is the huge pay gap between the stars of the movie ‘All the Money in the World.’ People were quick to become outraged when it was reported that Mark Wahlberg was paid $1.5 million for required reshoots while his female co-star Michelle Williams got less than $1,000 for hers. Like most anything in the news these days those getting their panties in a wad aren’t getting the whole story… It turns out that Williams original contract included any required reshoots so the production company didn’t have to pay her anything. In contrast Wahlberg’s contract didn’t include such a clause so when they wanted him to do the required…

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Immigration Reform Talks

President Trump held a meeting yesterday with members of both political parties with the objective to work on their differences concerning immigration reform legislation. In an unorthodox move Trump invited the media to the meeting to broadcast the meeting live so the public could see their government at work. Sean Hannity decided to rebroadcast parts of the meeting for his radio audience, of which I’m a member of… I don’t know if I’m the only person on the planet that noticed but all I heard was a bunch of politicians telling each other how important boarder security is, how it’s a necessity to work together and get it done right so they aren’t addressing the same issues 20 years from…

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Trashing Trump

The latest book by Michael Wolff, “Fire and Fury” is creating a predictable reaction by Liberals… Renewed attacks leveled at President Trump. Wolff has done the rounds on all the bias talk shows where he is talking about how he was granted unprecedented access to the White House and President Trump himself. He also wants us to believe that his motives for writing the book were unbiased, which is a huge crock of shit. Wolff has written several books and he makes his living writing trash. In my opinion the thought processes that lead to the release of his latest book went something like this; Based on the latest bias and hatred toward President Trump it was a no brainer…

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine announced their person of the year for 2017… “The Silence Breakers.” So Time Magazine feels that a bunch of women who are making accusations of sexual misconduct that are in some cases decades old to be the most influential and most important person of 2017. What a crying PC shame. Of course the short list of candidates included the leaders of China and North Korea, so their choice could have been even more idiotic. I’m not trying to diminish the severity of any unwanted sexual contact or harassment, but lets face it men are pigs, they have always been pigs and will more than likely always be pigs. Most keep those thoughts and actions in check… a select…

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Seasteading

A story on Drudge is where I first heard of the term, which is the concept of living in a floating self-contained city. The non-profit group, Seasteading Intitute, based in San Francisco has been floating (forgive the pun) the idea since their formation in 2008. Funded by some sort of virtual currency they have gotten the blessing of the French Polynesia to use a portion of their coastal area to test and build the first floating island city. People since the dawn of man have been dreaming of such a utopia… seems now that we have an over abundance of billionaires who lean to the far left and have swallowed the climate change pill a serious attempt at creating just…

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Another Nut Case With A Gun and A Grudge

Here we go again… another mass shooting. This time 26 people, half of them children, were gunned down during Sunday church service. The only reason that more people weren’t killed by this pathetic excuse for a man was that a neighbor with a gun had the courage to fire back at him and chase him until he got stuck in a ditch… at which time the coward apparently decided to end his own life rather than take responsibility for his gruesome actions. The debate by the liberals will ramp up again demanding more gun control… more of the same empty arguments when the problem isn’t the guns it’s the nut cases that shouldn’t have them. We need to do a…

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Liberal Distraction

Congresswoman Frederica Wilson is such a piece of work… She drums up a lot of publicity for herself by misrepresenting a conversation she overheard between President Trump and the widow of Sgt La David Johnson who was killed Oct 4 while serving in Niger. The media jumped on it like a pack of hungry wolfs mainly because it was something they could use to hurt President Trump by perpetuating the same misrepresentation that began with Wilson’s comments. Did you hear anyone ask the question what the whole conversation was like? In what context was the so called offensive statement made? I’ll bet if any rational person were to have heard all of President Trump’s conversation that there wouldn’t have been…

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WTF Were These People Thinking

Canadian Joshua Boyle, his wife Caitlan Colemen and their three children were released by the Taliban in Afghanistan after being held in captivity for five years. In total the couple had four children, all born while in captivity. Boyle making the claim that one of the children was killed by their captors and that his wife on one occasion was raped by their guards… something the Taliban are quickly denying. Why does this whole story smell rotten to me? The wife was pregnant when they were taken captive so I can give them a pass for having one child born in captivity, but to reproduce another three times during the course of 5 years? Supposedly they were kept in a…

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Honoring Our National Anthem

Everyone is buzzing about our pro athletes protesting during the playing of our National Anthem. Facebook and the main stream media can’t seem to get away from the subject…which is part of the problem. Personally I have mixed feelings… I believe that these overpaid babies have every right to peacefully protest at any time for any reason. However I also believe in this instance all they are doing is showing their ignorance by disrespecting out National Anthem because they want to bring attention to racial in-equality or racial injustices or whatever they seem to perceive as being wrong with society. I also believe if the main street media would stop giving them so much press they’d realize how stupid they…

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