I am the extremist your Government warned you about....
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Are we really supposed to think that this isn't a propaganda campaign? That the News Media isn't conspiring to set or change public opinion? That they aren't a propaganda arm of the DNC?
Zuckerberg is gonna show us ads that "might have" had "Russian influence".
This a day after the media gave Hillary a tour so she could give us her version of how she thinks the election should have gone.
And the nighttime talk shows all had either Hillary on their show or had commentary....and said shows got commentary on the morning news shows so there was even MORE coverage.
It is, all about the meme.
And since the "Russian influence" meme died, they are trying to resurrect it.
And the News Media wonders why they have no credibility anymore.
Hillary seems to be like a Zombie. No matter what you shoot her with, she still gets up and comes at you again.
Perhaps someone needs to shoot her in the head. I am told that is the only way to kill Zombies.
Now, to clear my head of this propaganda, as soon as the fog lifts, I'm gonna go fly.
Fog this AM, but it burned off by 9, so I showed up at quarter to 10 and preflighted the 172. When my instructor showed at 5 'til, we had a short instruction period and then we took off on Runway 18 and flew south.
More stalls, (the 172 is harder to stall than the 150 and better behaved when it does) both power off and power on, then S-turns, which were kinda hard to do because the wind was variable and gusting. I got it right at the end, but the wind was causing me issues for most of the turns.
One approach with a go around and then one landing. I still need more practice taxiing.
I am, however, getting more comfortable and some stuff, like holding altitude and heading is easier and more automatic now. Less thinking, as it were.
Chicago (thank GOD I don't live there, but I do get their TV and radio) has a Beverage Tax. Something like a penny per ounce of sweetened soda...or sports drink. Or Tea. Or any beverage that uses sweetener.
The tax was sold as a way to reduce obesity. But now that folks are bitching complaining about their increased soda cost to their local Councilpersonages demanding a repeal of the tax, there is a concerted push to convince folks that the hotfoot they are getting is, after all, in their best interest....all "paid for by none other than Michael Bloomberg". Which I find odd, 'cause he isn't (AFAICT) a part of the Chicago Political Machine....and he is spending HUGE money buying ad time on radio, TV Newspapers, billboards, etc.
What is he getting out of it. Where is his payoff payback? He's investing tens of millions, and I doubt that is is just because he really thinks that the tax will really prevent heart disease, kidney disease, obesity, diabetes and halitosis.
Is this just Social Engineering? I mean, the Cook County politicians never met a tax they didn't like, and they need the money so they can keep lining the pockets of their friends and relatives the City from going broke.....Without it, they will have to lay off something like 1 in 5 useless workers...All of whom vote.
But how/where does Michael Bloomberg come to this party?
Or does she wear jeans? T-shirts. Does she sleep only on bamboo sheets. Rayon? Nylon? Does she wear blouses and shirts made from any natural fiber like linen?
'Cause linen and cotton were picked by slaves...In her world cotton is offensive, and I am sure linen would be too if she knew what it looked like.
How about leather shoes and belts and jackets? Slaves raised cattle too.
So, again, is she wearing and using only rayon, nylon and polyester?
Or is it only cotton.... 'cause she was raised and educated that slaves picked cotton....and she is trying so desperately to find something to be offended by?
At some point someone needs to just bitch-slap these folks.
So in St Louis there are protests over the acquittal of a police officer for shooting a black dude. Now, the community waited since 2011 for "justice". It does appear that there was evidence planting and some other shennanigans. But Anthony Smith was no angel either, so there is room for doubt both ways, really.
Of course, when it was right leaning protestors, the entire group was castigated for violence, even though it also was blamed on an outside group of agitators....but that was given no credence by the left leaning media.
So my oak and walnut trees are CARPETING my lawn with nuts. I mean, so many acorns that it is sometimes difficult to walk, like walking on marbles in the grass.
According to the old men, those who (supposedly) have forgotten more that I know, this presages a very cold winter. Which makes sense since the previous winter was unusually warm. (or last year was just a surge of glowbal warmenizing. (although we didn't set any records that year)). This fits with what my Dad's Dad always told me prior to his passing. (and the older I get, the smarter he seems)
Nature finds balance, I think this gonna be a really cold winter. And I think that the deer and the skwirelz and the other forest denizens will need those acorns and walnuts hidden in the snow.
You heard it here first. Plan accordingly. Or not.
That, when a Leftist is losing the argument in a conversation regarding immigration, crime rates, poverty, or racial quotas in workforce, or other stuff where race is a factor..
That they ALWAYS fall back to calling the other side a "Racist".....even when it is obviously not true? (sometimes directly and sometimes in thinly veiled hints that shows their cowardice)
I mean, if you disagree that illegal immigrants should be allowed to come over the border any time choose and that they should immediately get Free Shit like welfare, food stamps, ObamaCare and other state benefits.....You must be a racist....Even if you are hispanic in heritage.
If you think the Wall is a flawed, but acceptable part of the counter to illegal immigration, not perfect, but indeed, a part of the overall solution....then you Must also be a racist.
If you point out that in (most)larger cities (and many smaller ones), crime is nearly 80% black crime (much of it black on black), yet there are only 22% blacks in the population and tossing large amounts of (government) money at the problem doesn't seem to help and hasn't for 50 years... you are a racist.
If you think that Affirmative Action demeans black people because it says that they are somehow lesser, and cannot compete on their own merits, then you are, somehow, a racist.
If you point out that a black person (and to a lesser extent, a hispanic person) with an education, who speaks decent english, and who doesn't have (much of) a criminal record can go VERY far in life......who will have opportunities that white folks would not, merely based on the color of their skin....Then you are a racist...because it is unfair to expect those folks to not have records or speak decent english....or get an education.
If you point out that NO ONE in your ancestry has ever owned a slave, yet you are being blamed for slavery, that marks you as a racist.
And the folks, the leftist, the ones that brand you a racist, are (generally) white. Yet they don't apply those same criteria to themselves, nor the folks who talk like, and vote like them. Sadly, this overuse of "Racist" waters down the epithet that it once was, and when it is used against REAL racists, no one even bothers to care.
At least it makes it easy to tell when they are losing the argument and got nothing else.
Not saying the protests aren't for a good cause...(Maybe they are, and maybe they aren't there is doubt either way, but the folks killed by police weren't choirboys) but you'd think, since it is Black Lives Matter, that there would be a majority of black folks instead of young white girls....
Oddly, I had issues taxiing this time. I found the 150 hard to steer. Maybe 'cause it is a higher time airframe and a bit worn. I dunno.
My takeoff was good, even with a LOT less power to climb with. My climb out was good. I got straight and level down. Turns, (level,climbing and descending) were OK. I got the concept, now I just need practice.
Pracicing descents was ok. it was windy, and I fought the changing wind a bit.
Landing? Nope. I got behind as we descended and was chasing the damned thing. Ended up giving up and going around and letting my instructor do the landing. He bounced. Twice. The gusts were straight out of 180, but they were on and off. I didn't feel too bad that I had to go around.
Monday is 30% chance of precipitation, so maybe I will and maybe I won't. We shall see.
How many folks that you know HAVE forgotten?
How many think we still are not at war? Think that the folks high in the culture of and governments of counties where the state is Islam still want us all dead because we are "unbelievers"? Still think that the fundamentalists still don't want our country to be a part of their Caliphate?
How many still think that most Muslims are moderate? That they don't want to colonize the US? To bring Sharia law to this country?
Sadly, many folks that I know all think that we aren't at war, that the Caliphate is a myth.....That most Muslims are moderate. That Sharia law can coexist with our laws. That one can be a good, practicing Muslim and still obey the laws of the United States. That our Constitution can coexist with Islam.
It just isn't so. And I know many Muslims, some of whom ARE moderate. Nice folks. Decent people (by their own lights)....But they are Muslims first, Americans second. Their values are NOT ours. And if you are an unbeliever, then they have NO regard for you....Period.
And remember, it isn't Bhuddist monks who do suicide attacks. It isn't (generally) Irish terrorists who target children to blow them up. It isn't Basque separatists that explode themselves in crowded markets. It isn't Hindus who drive car bombs full of propane and gasoline into stores full of innocents. It isn't Black Lives Matter folks who use their grievances to destroy themselves while taking tens or hundreds with them. It isn't South Africans Christian that make pressure cooker bombs and plant them in crowds... 'tis only those touched by the stain of Islam.
How the Liberals like to re-write history. And how they fight when losing an argument.
The Democrats were always for black people. Always.
In fact, it isn't true. The Dems were for Whites and accused the Republicans of being led by and dominated by blacks....even as late as 1970.
But the current meme is that the Dems are the champions of blacks and all Republicans are racist. And it seems that most of their believers actually believe it, despite the historical record.
Of course, the opposite is true. But the media lets the Democratic meme play loudly and often. Especially when the Republican just wants to cut off freebies for lazy folks who simply take advantage of the system.
And when you point the truth out to (some) Liberals, they try to twist what you say, and eventually retreat to "Racist!" even when evidence would show otherwise. But accusing someone of being racist is the last "defense" of a liberal when they know they are losing.
Was talking the other day with a middle aged white guy. He couldn't wait to discuss the ills of the world while we waited.
I was ok with that, until I figured out that he had opinions about things that he had no experience on.
He'd never worked at a professional job. But he had an opinion on how that should work. How folks should be treated, how the corporate world should work, and how folks who made more money that him should be taxed.
He'd (obviously) never met anyone of a different race or economic class (except in passing), and seemed to think that Hispanics were nice folks who were great gardeners, Asians were nice folks period, and Black people were all like the folks he saw on TV commercials. And he had an opinion how to help em all, even though he didn't actually, you know, KNOW anyone of another color or economic class.
There is gonna be an announcement by Ivana Trump (His First Wife) about her proof of High Crimes by Trump. She claims it will be enough for impeachment. She's gonna spill it all on the waterfront in Miami. On Sunday. Anyone there gets TWO votes next election. Busses are standing by. Please note: Conservatives are NOT invited.