Friday, April 21, 2017
The Democrats/media won a big win this week – they took down the formidable Bill O’Reilly.
My wife and I had a discussion about his downfall, and her opinion is that it was entirely deserved. He has a history of mistreating women that came to light.
Roger Ailes was also caught in similar circumstances back in the fall. I’m not going to accuse their accusers of making up charges against the two for the purpose of milking that cash cow. That is what they did (milked the cash cow), but it probably was not the reason for their charges against the two men.
This is another instance where Democrats go scot-free while Republicans/conservatives not only get blamed but they pay a heavy price.
Two Democrat names come immediately to mind: Anthony Weiner and Bill Clinton. Both of those worthless assholes are guilty of transgressions similar to the ones attributed to O’Reilly and Ailes. The Democrats have suffered much milder treatment in the media, and much less financial damage than the two Fox News personalities did.
Anthony Weiner has been separated from his spouse, the ugly and hyper-toady Friend of Hillary, Huma Abedin, and is about to get himself back into her good graces. I suspect that Anthony Weiner did not have the tens of millions that O’Reilly and Ailes had to put up.
Bill Clinton, on the other hand, claims that he was placed in the poor house having to come up with the cash to pay the award to Juanita Broaddrick. Hillary has been quoted many times saying that they were in the poor house when they left the White House. The lawsuit against Bill is why. I have been unable to find the exact amount that Clinton had to pay, but memory serves that it was approximately $600K, which is a lot of money to a sitting president.
Of course, to the Bill Clinton of the Clinton Foundation, it is mere chump change.
– NEWSFLASH –
Interesting coincidence – when I was writing the above paragraphs, this news item was cited – According to Rush Limbaugh Friday, April 21, 2:20 pm, the Clinton foundation is in financial trouble.
I need to write about that family(Abedin/Weiner). They are amazingly un-American types. And next to a seat of real power for many years!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Republicans are finding that they have an additional opponent in the long-standing battle with Democrats. The mainstream media has become tightly allied with the Democrat party in the ongoing fight against Republicans and Donald Trump.
A person who has stated his friendship with Donald Trump, Bill O'Reilly, is being accused of sexual harassment in several instances by several different women. The veracity of the accusations was not a topic of the article that I read about the situation in the Wall Street Journal.
This would fit right in with the Democrat war against Republicans. The same sort of allegation was brought against Donald Trump, who told them to stick it, which made them go away since the women that they had selected to bear their allegations all decided that they did not want to pursue them. Funny how that worked.
The O'Reilly accusation is probably of the same sort. Democrats cannot stand the fact that they lost the election, even though it is a well-known fact that Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate. In their opinion, she was destined to win – it was her turn. No amount of fault attributable to their campaign could possibly be responsible for her loss.
Democrats are alleging many improprieties against their enemies, and they are finding that some of these things will stick. There was the similar situation with Roger Ailes a few months ago wherein he lost his position at Fox News. Democrats abetted by the MSM won that attack, and now they have put Mr. O'Reilly in their crosshairs.
There is no way to know what the real truth is. Mr. O'Reilly will probably reach some kind of agreement that includes some huge cash settlement. This agreement will make the accusations go away, but there will always be a question as to whether the charges brought by the mainstream media were justified.
Accusations of this sort are never fought by media outlets the way that Donald Trump did. They always just pay their accusers to go away.
Without incontrovertible evidence to the contrary, my judgment will be that it is a put up job. The MSM has been after Bill O'Reilly for decades, and this seems just a little too convenient.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
I don't regard myself as much of a role model for youngsters, but back in my younger days, I did do several things right. One of these things was spending my high school years taking Latin.
Like many things in our educational system, Latin has found itself in deep neglect due to a perceived lack of relevance (in modern – illiterate – speak 'relevancy') to language in the modern world.
There is no better way to learn English than to take Latin. Most of the English language has roots in it and it is an excellent way to develop a large and well-rounded vocabulary. There are many other benefits that are gained from Latin, most of which have to do with the understanding of and use of the English language.
The Wall Street Journal had an article this morning about a black high school that features Latin as a requirement. This is an absolutely capital idea, and it seems to be working well.
The link is here, or you may select it to the left by clicking 'Black Boys Latin.' That link is toward the bottom of the list.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
I found the following map to be utterly fascinating in its amazingly accurate depiction in this aspect of our nation's culture.
During the 1980s mostly, but throughout my life, I have traveled this nation extensively, and am fascinated with this analysis. I stole this map from the publication Business Insider, available here. The explanation of all the coding is given on that website.
It is amazingly accurate, especially in areas which on the border of one region with another. I have witnessed and observed these cultures where they meet, and this map seems to have gotten those borderlines accurately, at least in accordance with my observations.
The analysis offered by that website breaks the country into 11 separate "nations" based upon cultural differences. I have found that those cultural differences also follow political preferences in most locations, for instance in my current home state of Florida.
The map shows the divide between central and southern Florida where I live, and areas of Tennessee where I used to live. These divides are really there. There actually is a major cultural difference between the two areas in both cases, and the dividing line is a little inaccurate, but is fairly close. On a county by county basis it is pretty accurate.
In both locations the culture, the politics, and even the music seem to reflect the borderlines shown. It is interesting to me, after reflecting upon this map, where it is that I have chosen to live my life. Nearly everywhere I've lived for any extended length of time has been near the borderline of cultures.
This says volumes about me.
I seem to prefer the mix of cultures that occurs at the borderlines between areas which represent differences. This fits with the way that I regard this kind of thing – nobody is 100% right.
The two regions where I have spent my life, Appalachia and Southern, coupled with Spanish, indicate a redneck married to a woman from the Caribbean.