No One Should Care About the Immigration Ban

No matter what you think of the guy, you gotta give it to President Trump: he is doing what he said he’d do (and managed to get the Dow to hit 20,000!).

I’ve been waiting to post because I was hoping Trump would take a break and not do anything for more than an hour or two so that I could process the last 10 days, but the man is constantly doing stuff! Does he sleep? Does he do anything but work?

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Did he do anything but golf? You know he played over 300 rounds, right?

Before we talk about immigration, and by we talk I mean I rant, I have to say I’m incredibly impressed with our Vice-President for speaking at the March For Life last week. And kudos to the President for coming out and saying the marchers had his full support. And shame on everyone who doubted Trump when he asserted that, while he wasn’t always pro-life, he had become a pro-life person. For anyone interested, here’s a link to a story on what changed Trump from pro-choice to pro-life. Long story short, he knows someone “magnificent” who was almost aborted. The story also points out that Reagan (the hero of conservatives everywhere!) used to be pro-choice.

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And we’re embarrassed that Trump was on an episode of “The Nanny“?

On to immigration! Let’s talk briefly about the wall. Who cares? I’m glad it is being built. When I used to play the Civilization computer games, I always built walls around my cities? You know why? Defense is important! Frankly, I can’t believe it has taken until 2017 to get a wall down there. If I had my druthers, there would be a wall between us and Canada, too. Smug as they are, despite having accomplished very little as a country, I doubt the Canadians would mind, unless one of them needs to come here for a doctor’s appointment!

All joking aside, I have nothing against Canada. For one, I really like the CBC show “Schitt’s Creek“, starring that guy who was in, like, every “American Pie” movie (I believe there about 16,000 of them). I also liked the CBC show “Little Mosque on the Prairie”, which was about a Mosque inside of a Church. I don’t know why I liked “Little Mosque”, honestly, because it preached tolerance towards and acceptance of Islam (if only all Muslims were as charming on those on the show!) in a very heavy-handed way, and it really wasn’t that funny.

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She played one of the main characters. You rarely saw her hair in 5 seasons, so don’t plan on perving out.

Look, I’m not saying we shouldn’t tolerate Muslims or respect their right to practice their religion, but we probably should be wary of them. Which is why I have no issue with Trump’s executive order.

First things first, it isn’t like Trump is banning Muslims from the United States of America. He’s just making sure that those who do come here are coming for valid reasons and aren’t from seven countries that are considered security risks — for 90 days! 90 days! Refugee processing is halted for 120 days! Who cares?

I suppose the argument could be made that the people who desperately need out of their countries because they’re dangerous care, because every single day they’re in danger. So one day could be the difference between life and death.

Boo-hoo!

Two points: 1) we can’t save everyone! we don’t have the money (we have negative 20 trillion dollars) to save everyone! 2) well, refugees, maybe you wouldn’t be in danger if you didn’t live in a Muslim country. I honestly don’t want you bringing your values over to America! DEFINITELY stay out of Delaware, please. If you lived in, say, a MORMON country, it wouldn’t be so dangerous. Probably far more boring, and I wouldn’t go there either because I wouldn’t be allowed to drink, but you wouldn’t be in danger.

Your religion is the problem, refugees. It is a big part of the reason your country sucks. Religion of Peace, my ass. Here’s a link.

Look, I’m not saying there aren’t Muslims who are decent human beings. I’m not saying there aren’t smart Muslims. What I am saying is that Islam is the most dangerous religion on the planet today. I mean, even people who literally worship Satan are less of a threat.

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NOT the central figure of the world’s worst religion.

Actually, considering Scientology’s hold on Hollywood, it might be slightly more dangerous, and frankly I don’t want any of them in my country either.

But back to Islam! And despite having a lot more to say and articles to link to, I’m wrapping this post up after I (again) make this point: I’m really sick of the liberals telling me to be tolerant of a religion that kills gays and treats women like second-class citizens AT BEST — just because they’re a minority in this country.

You could stick a statue of the Virgin Mary in a jar of urine and I’d roll my eyes and pray for you, but if I were to draw a simple picture of Mohammad and post it here (assuming anyone read this blog), I’d be on a death list somewhere.

Also, I’m pretty sure Muslims are against abortion. But that’s cool with the left, because they’re the poor persecuted Muslims, but if a Christian man is pro-life, he’s a misogynist.

Seriously, Muslims and Liberals: BITE ME. Hypocrites.

Actually, I’m not done, because now I want to call out the Pope. See: I’ll mock all religions. I’m not going to pick on one in particular.

I agree wholeheartedly with Donald Trump saying it is disgraceful for the Pope to question his Christianity!

It’d be easy to make an unclever joke about how pedophiles who live in glass popemobiles shouldn’t throw stones, so I won’t (I sort of just did); and frankly, I think Pope Francis kinda sucks as far as popes go.

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Sell a few of the Vatican’s paintings or statues to feed some hungry, and then you can judge me.

But here’s the bottom line: Donald Trump doesn’t answer to the Pope! While Trump is a Christian, he belongs to a different religion, one that (as far as I understand) doesn’t believe that the Pope has any real authority to judge another person’s relationship with God. The Pope only represents one “branch” of Christianity. As far as Trump is concerned, they’re both heads of state of a country and nothing more. Mind your own business, Francis!

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Trump is No Saint (Yet?), and why does the LGBT community hate Trump?

So Donald Trump has been President for a few days now, and the world hasn’t ended, nor have the liberals embraced him as a Messianic figure; therefore, I think it is safe to say Trump is not the anti-Christ, so I think that’s good news for all.

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Donald Trump. Businessman. Billionaire. POTUS. Not Satan.

Later in this post, I’m going to link to an article from The Blaze, which is run/owned by Glenn Beck. I have mixed feelings regarding Glenn Beck. On the one hand, I’ve read several of his books, and he makes a lot of great points about guns, education, progressivism, personal responsibility, etc. I’m more of a Libertarian than I am anything, so he and I tend to see eye-to-eye on a lot of issues.

However, I do think he sort of lost his shit when Trump became the GOP nominee for the Presidency, and I mostly tuned out (not that I was ever a regular listener, really, as I don’t have 3 hours from 9 AM to noon to listen to anyone rant). Like many liberals, he simply didn’t seem to think Donald J. Trump was a good enough man to be President of the United States of America.

Well, I’ll be honest with all of you. Trump wasn’t my first choice for GOP nominee either. You know who I would have liked to have seen in the White House? Jesus. And his mom would be First Lady. I wonder who his VP pick would be? John, I imagine. Peter, perhaps? I prefer Jesus/John for the alliteration.

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Jesus/John 2024 – Making America Repent Again!

But clearly, a Jesus/John ticket probably isn’t going to happen in my lifetime (but never say never!); so like many people, I decided having DJT as President wouldn’t be such a bad thing, and so far I’ve been right.

I don’t know why people expect their Presidential Candidates to be perfect people; I’ll personally settle for not evil.

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Speaking of evil…

But let’s review the facts here: neither God the Father nor Jesus the Son chose perfect people to do relatively important things on Their behalf, like be King or be the rock upon which His Church Was Built.

King David was an adulterer and murderer. Solomon had, like, 1,000 wives. Saint Augustine wasn’t always a Christian, but now he’s the Patron Saint of Brewers! God has historically worked in mysterious ways and through less-than-perfect people. It is my sincere hope that God is working through Donald J. Trump, and anyone of faith should be praying for our President daily. Especially ‘cause Madonna wants to blow up the White House. Is she in jail yet, by the way?

Oh, apparently the Secret Service is investigating a burlesque dancer who made a comment about assassinating Trump. Do people honestly think they’re being funny when they make comments like that about our President?

Anyway, I have my issues with Glenn Beck (he wasn’t always a perfect person himself, so maybe Mr. Glass House shouldn’t be throwing stones), but one of the articles on The Blaze recently was very well done, and the comments are quite interesting to read, so here it is.

The article is all about how LGBT folk were treated when they “came out” as Trump supporters. SPOILER ALERT: not well. Because as we all know, the left is only tolerant of those who share their views. Read the article, read the comments. Apparently a gay or bi-sexual person isn’t allowed to support Trump because, in the minds of liberals, Trump hates gays.

But wait! No, he doesn’t. Exactly what did Donald Trump ever say that suggests for a moment he hates gay people? Nothing. He’s pretty friendly to that community, really.

Transgender people should “use the bathroom they feel is appropriate.” – Donald Trump

THAT WAS SAID BY A REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE, NOW PRESIDENT, VERY RECENTLY.

Even that Log Cabin Republican guy said that Trump was gay friendly (at least compared to the people he beat out for the GOP nomination). He’s been nothing but kind and respectful to that community, which probably pisses off a lot of ultra-right conservative types… and should please the left, you’d think? BUT NO. Trump is, in their mind, still just an awful bigot who hates everyone who isn’t a straight white guy.

Because if they admit that Trump may not be the worst thing to inhabit this planet since Hitler, that kind of destroys their narrative, doesn’t it?

Hey, you know who might be worse than Hitler?

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Fuck you, George Soros!

Actually, here’s an interesting article that states the following: Donald Trump is the first President of the United States who was elected as an open supporter of the gay community at large and gay marriage specifically.

As the author writes: “I know, inconvenient truths are hard to digest for the left-wing gay activists.”

I agree; inconvenient truths are hard for anyone on the left to digest.

He’s Already Keeping His Promises

A man is only as good as his word, and Trump is keeping his.

On the first business day since becoming the 45th President of the United State, Trump signed executive 3 executive orders (so far, of which I’m aware). We’re out of the Trans Pacific Partnership; all I can say on that is that if Trump, a man who turned a million dollars into billions and owns property all over the world, getting out of it is probably a wise idea. I’m no genius, but it seems wise to trust Trump regarding this matter. If he considered it a “disaster”, it probably was.

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A Man of His Word.

There is also a freeze on hiring federal employees (with the exception of the military); I’m in favor. I’ve known people who work for the government; half of those jobs could be eliminated and the government would still function fine. In general, federal employees make more than they would ever make in the private sector for doing half the amount of work they’d be forced to in the private sector. Honestly, I’m an idiot for never trying to get a job in the government. I’d already be set for life.

Finally, and arguably most importantly, he restored the Mexico City Policy. What does this mean for the average Delawarean? Well, to sum it up, the policy blocks federal aid to foreign organizations that provide abortions or even abortion counseling. So I’m not really sure what it means to Delaware, except that I imagine many of our taxpayers are quite thrilled with Donald Trump today, relieved that their tax dollars won’t be used to murder babies all across the globe.

Naturally, the abortion-loving left is freaking out. I haven’t seen any tweets from Lena Dunham yet, surprisingly. They’ll come, I’m sure.

I have a lot of questions for those who think we should essentially be paying for abortions not only in our own country, but in other ones. The first question is: are you insane?

Come on, we’re $20 trillion in debt and we were paying to kill babies on foreign soil? Could our priorities be anymore fucked up?

Why I’m Thrilled: throughout the primaries, a lot of people (myself included) doubted that Trump was actually pro-life. And he wasn’t always. He has been pretty honest about that. But he changed (as people do on occasion!), and if restoring the Mexico City Policy proves one thing, it is:

Donald Trump is a man of his word.

 

Madonna and the Women’s Marches

I spent a good portion of yesterday morning wondering why singer Madonna wasn’t already in jail for mentioning her thoughts on “…blowing up the White House” at one of those women’s marches in Washington D.C on Saturday.

What really frustrated me was that if a Conservative or Libertarian celebrity said something about blowing up the White House while Obama was still President, the mainstream media wouldn’t have shut up about it and he or she’d have been in handcuffs within 6 hours.

Well, I admit it, I was happy to read on Breitbart that she is being investigated by the Secret Service.

I’m know Madonna thought she was exercising her right to free speech when she said what she did, and she’s said that her comments were taken out of context; I imagine her followers don’t understand what the big deal is and believe that she’s being targeted by the Trump administration. They likely think her First Amendment rights are being trampled on.

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Will orange be the new black for the 58-year-old singer?

Madonna and her supporters are wrong. As is the case with most things in life, there are consequences to one’s actions; and the consequence of making comments about blowing up the White House is an investigation and possible jail time.

Moving on…

So apparently there was a Women’s March on Delaware in Newark, at least according to this link. Clearly, I did not attend for many reasons.

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Clearly not the Delaware March. Also, you can’t just “dump” a President.

I know he made a few crass comments a decade ago, but let’s be honest, the marches had nothing to do with Trump’s often colorful language. This was all about abortion, plain and simple. People want to be able to have consequence-free sex; and as anyone who ever took a health class in school knows, babies are often a consequence of sex. Certain groups might argue that they’re the purpose of sex.

I do have to wonder why sex is one of the few things in life that people believe should be completely consequence free? If you drink too much, your liver eventually shuts down. If you eat too much, you get fat and diabetes. If you snort cocaine, you might have a heart attack. Sex, like most things, has consequences. Why shouldn’t it?

If the marches were about anything other than abortion, they were about continued access to free stuff. It does bother me that certain people seem to think other people (i.e., taxpayers) should pay for their birth control and/or abortions, especially considering a good chunk of the country (and therefore, a significant number of taxpayers) considers abortion a pretty serious sin.

Why should one’s sex life be subsidized by other people? I’m all for feeding the hungry and clothing the hungry (although the argument could certainly be made that Churches, non-profits, etc. should do such things, not the government), but sex is not really a “need”. If you don’t have sex for 6 months or even 6 years, you’re not going to drop dead. Asking other people to subsidize your sex life is akin to asking other people to subsidize your love of French wine or crack cocaine.

Actually, I’d love it if the government paid for my wine. Take back everything I just said!

In all seriousness, though, the marches were stupid. The right to peaceful protest is important, of course, and a right that doesn’t exist in many countries across the globe, so in theory I’m glad they happened; but that doesn’t mean I don’t find them stupid. What were they hoping to accomplish? Did anyone honestly who participated in a march think that anything would change? Trump is President, and they need to get over it.

 

 

Trump is Nothing Like Hitler, You Morons

So Donald Trump became the 45th President on Friday. I wanted to post before this, but I actually spent most of Friday watching coverage of the event/festivities, and yesterday reading all of the ridiculous things the mainstream media and Hollywood celebrities (why do we care about these people?) had to say about the new leader of the Free World.

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Congrats, 45!

And boy, a lot of ridiculous things were said.

The man is literally being compared to Hitler — by the mainstream media! It’d be one thing if it were some weird little blog or YouTube channel, but a major network? Apparently his speech reminded at least one mainstream media moron of 1930’s Germany.

And we’ll get to the Women’s marches in a later post, but who was the apparently famous woman who said something along the lines of a mustache being traded for a toupee? First of all, she’s clearly not that famous, because I have no idea who she is; second of all, Trump’s hair is clearly his own. As has been pointed out (by him, I believe), as a billionaire, he could afford a better toupee if he needed one. Third, the Hitler comparison is ludicrous to say the least. For one, Hitler hated Jews. You know how I know Trump doesn’t hate the Jews?

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Son-In-Law. Senior Advisor. Jew.

Trumps’ daughter’s family is so Jewish that she had to get a pass to travel on the Sabbath for the Inauguration. Say what you will about Trump, but his daughter clearly respects Yahweh, which can only bode well for the good ol’ USA, right?

On the subject of Trump’s family, anyone who has said, is saying, or will say nasty things about his young son deserves to be crapped on by a Bald Eagle. He’s a child, and he looked to be a perfectly normal one when he was playing peek-a-boo with his sister’s son. Our President has a lovely family. Leave the family, especially the kids, alone.

Where was I? Oh, right, clearly Trump isn’t an anti-Semite. So why the Hitler comparisons? His speech, apparently.

I’ve watched it several times. I’ve read it several times. I still don’t get why everyone is so concerned. I get why the mainstream media is concerned about Trump, because he’s told them there’s a new sheriff in town and has called them out on their lies/bias. But why is the average person concerned?

To be honest, I don’t know. My liberal friends complained that God was mentioned too much (read as: at all), but that’s about all they could complain about.

If I recall correctly, he talked about taking power away from the political class (the elites) and returning it to the people. That’s a good thing! For the most part, our politicians aren’t looking out for us; they only care about themselves. If you believe otherwise, you’re naive. I’m not saying we don’t need government; we do to an extent, obviously. But I think it is foolish to believe that those who run the government always have our best interests at heart.

AMERICA FIRST! isn’t a bad thing, either. There’s nothing wrong with loving your country more than other countries. That’s natural. That’s normal. Look, Trump’s right — we have spent way too much money overseas. We can’t afford to police the world anymore. We can’t afford to feed the poor in other countries. We’re basically $20 trillion in debt, people. Our government is broke. Sure, we have fancy buildings and nice parks and highways that are generally okay, but we’re broke. We’re like that dude we all know (especially in the suburbs of Wilmington) that owns a McMansion, a sports car, and has kids in private school but can’t afford to make his credit card payments or save for retirement.

What else in his speech offended the crybabies? Oh, it was apparently “dark” and “divisive”.

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D. Trump. The “D” stands for divisive.

Apparently this is divisive:

“And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams and they are infused with the breath of life by the same Almighty Creator.”

That was said by President Trump in his Inaugural speech. Now, I know the liberals have complained and will continue to complain that he mentioned God, but all in all I find it to be a pretty unifying sentiment. Am I wrong? Am I missing something?

Happy Trump Day!

First of all, for those of you who didn’t watch the Inaugural Celebration last night (the Make America Great Again Concert, as I believe it was called), you missed out. At the very least, the fireworks at the end were spectacular, and I had forgotten how really cool the Lincoln Memorial is. Have a couple of pictures:

Fireworks explode over the Lincoln Memorial after the "Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration" concert at the National Mall in Washington, U.S.

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What a great lookin’ First Lady!

I’ll be watching the festivities today, of course, and I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say afterwards. Right now, what I want to stress is this: Delaware, we have every reason to be optimistic about a Trump Presidency. He is not going to end the world. He is not a racist. He does not hate gay people.

Again, If you only watch MSNBC and CNN, or you only read the Huffington Post, you’re only getting one side of the story. They were in the tank for Hillary, so they made her sound like a saint (she’s not) and him like Satan incarnate (he’s not).

Try reading a conservative news site. Try checking out Breitbart, and read the comments of perfectly sane Americans who are trilled what President-Elect Trump has to offer this country, and the good he’s already done.

Even if you despise the man, you should at least pray for him (assuming you’re at all religious). He won the election fair and square, and in just a few hours, he’ll be 45th President of the United States.

The Clintons – Is Tomorrow the End of A Dynasty?

Tomorrow, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America; many on the right consider our national nightmare to be almost over.

If I tweeted, I’d consider live tweeting the inauguration, but I don’t; I actually tried to sign up for an account just for this blog, on the off chance anyone ever reads it, but Twitter claimed I broke one of their many vague rules, so I gave up.

Anyway, as we know, the majority of Delawareans wanted Hillary Clinton to be President – 53.4 percent of us! So a lot of people in the First State are probably pretty disappointed that the Clinton Dynasty seems to be coming to an end. Or is it? More on that a little later in this post.

Before I go on, however, I want to point out an interesting little fact of which I’m sure most people aren’t aware, but is right there in the New York Times article. The lower two counties of the state actually preferred Trump to Clinton — Sussex, in particular! He won there by over 20,000 votes.

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Trump Land!

Why do I find the fact that two out of our three counties preferred Trump interesting? Well, for one, it shows how divided our state is – in a lot of ways, I suppose, we aren’t “One Delaware Under Trump”. I guess many of our fellow Delawareans (note: obvious sarcasm coming) are racist, xenophobic women-haters.

Imagine if Delaware and other states voted for the President based on how many counties the candidate won… Delaware, anyway, would have gone for Trump (2/3!). I believe New York would have gone for Trump as well.

I had a friend tell me the other day that the Electoral College should be eliminated, and the President should be elected by popular vote. I disagree for several reasons. Before I go on (and I’ll try to be brief), I think it is worth pointing out that we’re not a democracy, despite what many would like to (and do) believe. Google it if you don’t believe me.

I’m the first person to point this out of course, but I will: without the Electoral College, the fate of the Presidency would be decided by a relatively small number of counties in the country. A few coastal cities (NY, LA, SF, etc.) and, like, Chicago would essentially determine who becomes President. Is that fair to, say, the mid-west and the south?

Back to Clinton… I’ve long argued (well, since November) that if Joe Biden had run for President, he would have beaten Trump. Sure, he puts his foot in his mouth a lot, and that video in which he jokes about visiting 7-11s in Delaware could be construed as racist (I, however, find it hilarious), and there was that plagiarism issue

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Inferior to Wawa in every way!

Well, whatever, he would have been a flawed candidate, but he’s really likeable, and would have have been as flawed a candidate as Hillary Clinton, so I think he would won the Presidency if he had been the Democratic Nominee.

Hillary was an extremely flawed Candidate. Issues included the 2012 Benghazi scandal, the deleted emails, the FBI investigation, the questionable Clinton Foundation; by the way, in case you haven’t heard, it is shutting down. If I had to guess the reason why it is shutting down (I’m not exactly in-the-know), I’d wager that the Clintons no longer have political power to trade (sell) for “donations”.

And there was also the fact her husband (remember: you’re known by the company you keep!) got a BJ in the Oval Office (not cool, dude!) and has been accused of rape just so many times that you at least have to wonder about him, even if (as every hardcore Liberal will claim) he totally “fixed the economy” in the 90’s before George W. Bush fucked it up again (arguments can and have been made that Clinton was actually the one that caused the housing crisis, mind, but we’re not getting into that here).

Just in case anyone’s wondering, I would have been super pissed had Jeb Bush become the Republican nominee (for many reasons) and/or President. You know how I mentioned that the United States is not a democracy? You know what else we are not? We’re not an Oligarchy either (best wishes to 41 and Barbara, though).

Of course, rumor has it Chelsea Clinton might be running for office in a couple years. So maybe, just maybe, we haven’t seen the last of the Clintons.

Trump and Medicine in Delaware

I want to start off by saying that I am not a fan of Christiana Care for several reasons. Nothing against the doctors, nurses, etc. that work there, certainly, and I do appreciate that it is one of the larger employers in the state (which is sort of concerning, when you think about it – if no one else in the state has jobs, who is going to pay for all of the doctors’ bills?).

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Ugh.

It is just too large for my taste, and I don’t like how it seems as if every doctor in Delaware is signing on with them. I’d prefer small, private practices (for privacy reasons, really – I don’t need every doctor in the state knowing my business, and I don’t even have anything embarrassing like herpes).

I’ve also seen no evidence that practices getting swallowed up by Christiana Care reduces medical costs, which are outrageous in this country (let’s be honest, monopolies generally aren’t good for the consumer), which brings me to my primary point! Healthcare costs are ridiculous in this country.

I read an interesting article on Breitbart yesterday about how Paul Ryan is picking a fight with President-Elect Trump’s “vow to tackle corruption in Big Pharma”.

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It could be worse than Mike Pence, Delaware!

Here’s what Trump said at the press conference:

“We have to get our drug industry coming back… Our drug industry has been disastrous. They’re leaving left and right. They supply our drugs but they don’t make them here, to a large extent. And the other thing we have to do is create new bidding procedures for the drug industry, because they’re getting away with murder. Pharma has a lot of lobbies, a lot of lobbyists, a lot of power. And there’s very little bidding on drugs. We’re the largest buyer of drugs in the world, and yet we don’t bid properly. We’re going to start bidding. We’re going to save billions of dollars over a period of time.”

Shocking stuff, right? The pharmaceutical companies have lobbyists in Washington?

Anyway, I absolutely agree that Trump needs to investigate the pharma companies. They shouldn’t be protected by politicians. Politicians like… Paul Ryan?

Is anyone surprised that one of Ryan’s biggest donors is a pharmaceutical company? One of the top five drug manufacturers? Could it be that drug companies want to keep certain types of politicians in power and use their considerable resources to get them re-elected time and time again? For the record, when I said a certain type of politician, I wasn’t referring to Democrats or Republicans; I was referring to career politicians on both sides of the aisle who use their “public service” to get rich and powerful. And Ryan is one of those politicians. What were you thinking, Wisconsin?

Anyway, in short, Ryan thinks everything is going well and “wants to have more conversations about” Trump’s vow to crack down on corruption.

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Two More Days! …just thought I’d mention!

If everything is going so flippin’ well, Pauly, why do drugs cost so fucking much in this country? Why is it so much cheaper to get drugs from other countries? I suppose exchange rights might have something to do with it. And then there’s the lack of FDA oversight… or it might be that the United States is subsidizing the rest of the world’s drugs.

Speaking of the FDA… ugh, I’m not even going to get what frustrates me about that giant, inefficient government bureaucracy right now. I will get into the “Repeal and Replace of the Affordable Healthcare Act” very briefly however, and I will do so by saying this: “CALM THE FUCK DOWN, DELAWARE!”

Do you really think that ObamaCare is going to repealed and there’ll be tens of thousands of people dying in the streets the next day? Or are you just blinded by your hatred for our President-Elect? Ask yourself: are my drugs any cheaper, and is my/my family’s insurance cheaper as a result of the Affordable Health Care Act? If they are, you probably lost your job and ended up on Medicaid.

Oh, and by the way, even prior to the Affordable Health Care Act, we had socialized medicine of sorts in this country — Medicare and Medicaid. In Delaware, a single person making $10K/year qualifies for Medicaid (I think the number is actually slightly higher, by like a thousand bucks or so). So while a person making $10K/year may not be able to afford an apartment or car in this overpriced (for the most part) state, he or she will have access to very low cost medical care (a lot of doctors take the Medicaid plans) and extremely cheap (or free) drugs.

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware Needs Trump

My posts so far, admittedly, haven’t been very Delaware specific. But this is a blog about Delaware; specifically, it is about why our fairly liberal state should stop freaking out about Trump winning the election. And Delawareans need to stop freaking out; they really do.

The title of this post is “Delaware Needs Trump”. And I think our state does need him. Why?

Well, in case anyone reading this hasn’t noticed, things are not going so well here in the First State. Why do I believe this to be the case?

Primarily, I’m not sure where people in Delaware WORK anymore. The companies I grew up hearing about, the ones that employed my friends’ parents and relatives, have pretty much abandoned Delaware. The Dupont situation, in particular, is particularly troubling. 20 years ago, you couldn’t swing a dead cat in a public place without hitting a Dupont employee. Nowadays, I’m not sure I could find one if I tried. I could find several ex-Dupont employees, sure, but probably not one that currently works there.

And then there’s AstraZeneca, about which the News Journal/Delaware Online recently wrote this.

As the article’s title asks: “Where is Delaware’s Economy Headed?”

I have no clue. And I’m worried. All Delawareans should be worried. I know there’s a lot of old money in this state, and that’s great, but eventually even the biggest bank account can and will dwindle to nothing. Eventually, there won’t be anyone wealthy enough to eat at our restaurants and shop at our stores.I legitimately don’t understand why we’re still building houses in New Castle County — where are these people who can afford $750K houses working, exactly?

We need industry; we need jobs. We have neither. I suppose we have beaches, so I guess we have the “tourism industry” going for us, at least a few months out of the year; however, the hotels and restaurants and breweries and wineries downstate won’t sustain us forever.

And that’s why we need Trump. I hate to sound like a typical conservative on Fox News, but Obama never created a private sector job. Trump, however, has. The last 8 years have not been kind to Delaware (and yeah, we can blame Bush all we want, but after almost a decade, we really shouldn’t). Our state’s economy is in trouble, and the politicians know it.

Trump is the new hope and change that this state desperately needs. Maybe he can Make Delaware Great Again.

 

A Reminder: Women Voted For Trump

I really do know a number of women who voted for Trump. I’d note that the aforementioned women are sane, rational, and intelligent…which they are! But just by writing that I’m implying (according to liberal logic) that most women aren’t sane, rational, or intelligent.

That said, I don’t really find most men sane, rational, or intelligent; God knows I’m not.

But yes, I happen to know several sane women who did indeed vote for Trump. And while I don’t know her personally, one sane woman actually liked a post I made on Christmas (I don’t know how she found out about my blog; I’m not going to ask, either). Her blog post perfectly sums up why a woman might have voted for Trump. I’ve read her stuff, and she certainly doesn’t seem like a typical Trump voter based on a lot of the other things she wrote, which may explain how Trump managed to beat Clinton last November. It can be found here. Check it out. She’s a lot more eloquent than I could ever hope to be.

Now, let’s move on to women who aren’t sane or rational… what is Meryl Streep thinking? She’s a great actor; I’ll give her that. But acting isn’t that hard. If middle school students can do it relatively well, it isn’t rocket science, okay? I’ve acted myself, and I rather imagine that the reason I never went anywhere is because I’m not attractive enough, not because I don’t have a large enough brain.

I’m not typing anything original here… but come on?! Why are so many people in the United States so willing to listen to and embrace the opinions of famous and rich actors, who are people who literally play and pretend for a living. Is there a group of people, outside of perhaps the clergy, more out of touch with what normal folk go through on a daily basis? I’m not necessarily talking about the struggling actors who are happy to get a job every other month, or even Delaware’s own Aubrey Plaza and Neil Casey, but people like George Clooney… give me a break! In reality, he’s more the 1% than anyone who works on Wall Street!