The Gift Of Gab June 29, 2016Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Hillary, Ireland, Trump
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I just returned from a visit to Ireland with a tour group. While there I had several interesting conversations with the locals who were keenly interested in what was going on in the States regarding our upcoming election. While the consensus among all I talked with was America’s options where bad and really bad, I found the rationale behind their opinions curious. It was unanimous that they thought Trump was a raving lunatic and would certainly start dropping atomic bombs on everyone once he got elected. In the same breath they thought Hillary was a psychopathic liar and was in the race for her own good and not the country’s. When asked who they would choose, almost to a person they chose Hillary over Trump. I asked why and got some interesting answers. One chap, who I thought the least liberal of all I spoke to was simply more comfortable with the known quantity of Hillary. He said everyone knows she’s a liar but she would probably work with Europe and the rest of the world better than Trump would. A key comment was about how Hillary was much more sympathetic to Europe’s socialism and would probably push the States more in that direction—something he liked.
Another gentleman was put off by Trump’s ego and bombast calling him some colorful names I shall not repeat.
They asked me how could someone like Trump win the nomination. Being on a tour with 100 guests I knew it was not the time nor the place to delve very deep into my personal thoughts but I did share with him a few pearls that probably wouldn’t get me into any trouble.
I began by saying a large number of Americans are fed up with our open borders. I did not hide my disdain for Obama and his actions these past 8 years. I said a growing number of Americans see the destruction of our American way of life due to Obama’s ‘no border’ policy and want to stop it. I was challenged by one bloke who said America was always the place immigrants could go to have it better. I agreed but said that unlike the great European immigrations of the 18th century, todays migrants have little desire to assimilate and take full advantage of the asinine policy of offering welfare, medical care and other social benefits right out of the gate. I reminded him that his ancestors, who risked their lives to leave a starving nation, brought with them a fierce work ethic, a strong belief in God and a determination to assimilate and join the new country as proud citizens—all things none of the ‘new immigrants’ choose to do.
I also told him Trump hit a nerve with people fed up with career politicians. As someone outside of the Washington mainstream, who promised to self-fund his campaign, Trump seems like a chance to break away from the politics-as-usual. On this point I got the only real agreement from my Irish friends. They too were weary of their career pols walking the halls of the Irish Parliament in Dublin and understood my position.
The Republic of Ireland is not as socialistic as the UK. Don’t get me wrong though, they’re still far too liberal for me and their people expect the State to provide much of what I do not want it to provide here in America.
While I never told any of the people I talked to who I would vote for in November, I did say I would never vote for Hillary. I explained we have had far too many crooks, liars and thieves in Washington and I wasn’t about to reward another one with the Presidency.
Build The Wall October 19, 2015Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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Donald Trump’s populist message regarding illegal immigrants is a big reason he’s leading the Republican nomination race and stoking claims from the Left he’s a racist. His steadfast support for building a wall drives the Left crazy. They belittle its feasibility and effectiveness with no empirical data and instead continue to denounce any attempt to stem illegal immigration in any form as racist. So what are they going to say when there is actual proof that a wall works?
Hungary approved the building of a fence in June, and only began building it in July. It cost $106 million to build the 175 mile long fence. Over the weekend only 41 illegal Syrian immigrants made it into the country—down from over the several thousand per week prior to its construction.
Yes, a fence is a strong deterrent and the Left knows it because without a fence they get thousands of new voters. A fence hurts their cause—the destruction of America through destabilizing our social infrastructure and crippling our economy.
Ben Franklin was right over 200 years ago: “Love thy neighbor, yet don’t pull down your hedge.”
The Trump Card June 17, 2015Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
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So Donald Trump’s presidential bid announcement has everyone’s panties in a wad. The mocking from the Left was quick and expected and the indignant outrage from the establishment Right was equally vociferous.
Trump is a loud mouth with a huge ego. His insatiable hunger for fame and fortune feeds his need to be in everyone’s face. He’s the world’s best negotiator…just ask him. He’s also very, very rich which he made a point of bragging about in his coming out party yesterday at Trump Plaza (where else) in New York.
So, should a wealthy ego maniac be our next president? Can someone who sees the world as one big negotiation run a country? Is brash talk and braggadocio the recipe for leading a nation?
I say yes; as long as the individual is a staunch conservative and uses all those tools to promote a truly conservative agenda.
Is Trump the right ego maniac for the job? Probably not but then I think he knows that and he doesn’t care. If Trump makes the top ten and is invited to the Republican debates he will have achieved his goal; a national platform to hear himself talk. I actually think that will be a good thing because he’s going to bloviate about many of the issues that need to be bloviated on…issues that are considered the ‘third rail’ by most of the Republican field and certainly by all the Rinos.
Illegal immigration from all of Latin America is going to destroy America. It’s a fact that needs to be pushed to the front of the debate. Poor, low educated people flooding our country is a bad thing. It must be stopped. Trump doesn’t give a damn about offending the PC sensibilities of the Left and we need that.
Trump’s unabashed support for capitalism is a good thing. America must reject, renounce and reverse everything that stands in the way of unbridled capitalism. Socialism (and radical Islam) is the greatest evil ever purported on humankind. Both must be crushed and Trump would do it.
Let me be the first to say that by throwing his hat in the ring, Trump has forced us to look at his hair. Unlike his hair his motivations for running are much less baffling. The Donald is on another ego trip and doesn’t much care what people say as long as somebody is saying something…about him.
The Republican nomination is going to end up being between Walker and Bush. Trump’s bid will fade but not before he’s satiated his supporters and crazed his critics. It will be both painful and exquisite to watch. I think the addition of Donald Trump will help the nomination process. I know it will help Donald Trump.