Have We Change Our Minds Yet ?

With our national election drawing near and it looks like it will be President Trump and ex-vice president Joe Biden as our choices. I know the lines are drawn in the sand and I see no difference than 2016. President Trump is still the pro job growth and pro make in America and pro legal immigration. He has been pro-life and pro-Israel . Basically President Trump hasn’t changed his views or his principles. Okay fine and dandy. So has the Democrat side change to challenge President Trump to draw his voters to the Democrat point of view ? The Democrats continue to promote open borders with basically open immigration. Anti-Israel and pro-China.

The picture I get from the Democrats is they have either kept their issues the same or made them more radical . They have tried in everyway to get rid of President Trump . They have had the aid of the main line media and newspapers across this country. It’s been like a copy and paste media and there is no resemblance of journalism. Even without a chance at impeachment they have continued to put this country through a constant focus on unproven charges against President Trump. They have made any supporter of the President a target of their disdain for President Trump. Somehow they think that they are drawing pro-Trump people to their side with this continued unrelenting hate campaign for President Trump. Since the Covid-19 pandemic you have thought they’d drop their hate Trump thing for a while and rally around a campaign to get rid of this virus and help the American people. Yet it hasn’t been like that but like little children saying I can do better than you can to solve this problem. Where President Trump has been on the phone and encouraging every possible institution to develop a vaccine and medicines to relieve the effects of this corona virus. The media and the Democrats have done everything they can to create havoc in the group that President Trump and Vice President Pence have brought together to lead the fight against Covid-19. So with all President Trump bashing has the Democrats done anything to draw Trump supports to the Democrat side on voting day November 3rd 2020 ? Nothing that a Trump supporter can see to change our minds. We can go through the list of things which I suppose are suppose to have change our minds about President Trump. Let’s do that just for kicks. Number 1. the Mueller investigation a nothing burger no collusion. Number 2. Michael Flynn lying to the FBI another nothing burger a setup by the FBI . Number 3 Impeachment another nothing burger no proof everything President Trump did was legal . Number 4. Supposed affairs nothing burger no proof and even with proof not paid for with campaign money. Number 5. Covid- 19 mishandling only in the eyes of the Democrats another nothing burger. Between the Democrats and the media they have thrown everything at President Trump including the kitchen sink, bath tub and the toilet but has all bounced off and landed squarely on their heads.

In conclusion the Democrats have to provide NO good alternative to another four years of President Trumps solid leadership. I know you stern Trump haters are convinced he has not lead but your point of view comes out of partisan dislike that only a blind person couldn’t see but thank God they got ears to hear. The answer provided by the Democrats will not be Joe Biden and a platform of liberal policies. You’ll have to do better your broken record is about ready to shatter.

The Blame Game

Are you tired of the Blame Game yet? I’m only tired of it because it is one sided. I believe in giving credit where credit is due. An by that I mean either credit for the good they have done or the bad. The left and right political spectrum isn’t always right in their opinions but they think they are right because of their ideological points of view. Both sides are stubborn and both sides have that right to be just that way. Why would you compromise with someone when there is no middle ground to compromise too? I get that really if someone want you to go against everything you believe and say they are right and you are wrong it is political suicide or personal betrayal. I would like to know if there is one thing that President Trump has done that the left has given him credit for doing right. I can’t think of anything even when what he has done served the interest of both parties and they even help getting it through Congress. I can think of things that the Trump administration has given the Democrats credit for helping to get through Congress. That has been few and far between because 99% of what the President wants they want the opposite even if it hurts this country.

The latest Blame Game comes down to the economy under this pandemic of the Covid -19 virus. Before the Covid-19 virus came into nations midst. Our economy was purring along like perfectly tuned car. Even though the other side said it wasn’t or gave President Obama credit for it. Everything from day one of the Trump administration has been knocked, condemned or made fun of by the left. The left just isn’t the Democrats alone. The true picture of the left has to included the major media channel and even the major newspapers and magazines. Let me give you one example. For the last 5 administrations or at least in the campaigns to get to the White House candidates have all profess to move our embassy to Jerusalem in Israel. President Trump was no different in his campaign promises. The difference being President Trump actually did it and moved it. Yet in the media except for Fox, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity you have thought no other President hadn’t ever mentioned moving our embassy to Jerusalem. One thing that is very nice about the internet is that you can fact check most things. In this case you can literally go back in the archives and watch the videos of the candidate all promising to move the embassy if they where elected to the office of President. Anyone with a third of a brain would understand why our unemployment rate is high right now. An anyone with a third of a brain wouldn’t blame President Trump. But no because he took credit for a economy that was doing things in record numbers for the good , They want him to take the blame for the bad numbers now. In normal times with things looking so bad as the employment we say yea blame Trump or who ever the person leading the economy is. Yet in this case President Trump and his administration has done nothing to cause this high unemployment situation. We haven’t ever blamed a President for bad unemployment numbers when hurricanes caused them or Winter storms or earthquakes. The American people aren’t stupid and we understand that given a good choice President Trump would never have ask us to stay at home or social distance unless it was a choice between life or death. Facts are facts and when you have virus that is going to kill many people even though a lot of people may not get deathly sick. You error on the side that saves lives. In this case mainly grandma and grandpa lives but as we have seen many others too. Unless those trailers and coffins in New York are empty and it is all a lie then President Trump did what he thought was best for the common good of our country. In a normal flu season even though we do lose many people. The coffins aren’t stacked up in refrigerated trucks or mass graves. We may get as many deaths but they don’t come in theses numbers so fast but are scattered through out the year. They do not come like that because we have vaccines and vaccines work for the majority of people. I am tired of the blame game when it is one sided and unfair.

We be far worst off if our governments had done nothing. If we just went about our business and went saw grandma in the nursing homes and then went to ball games. The numbers would be more staggering that they are now. Even sixty some thousand is bad enough in this short a time here in the USA but left without anyone doing anything those numbers could easily be 10 times as many. Play your blame game media but I’ll say our governments have done a pretty good job. Has there been errors yes and has some of this gone to far yes but to do nothing would have been a real disaster.

Speed

A simple enough title but you know Speed is the key ingredient that counts in many things we do. Sometimes Speed works for us and other times against us. In racing it usually is a matter of Speed that wins the race. Seem like in this day of fast changing technologies we rely on Speed one heck of a lot. The emphasis on Speed in getting things done forces more errors and less correctness. Have you ever notice in newspapers , TV and radio the likeness in the same news story. It’s like they just copy and paste the stuff they print and say without doing any leg work or even any eye work. The emphasis on Speed and keeping that time line seem more important than the accuracy of what they are presenting. This is a story about Speed and it has two points. One there is good Speed and Two there is bad Speed.

Each year we have 1000’s of people die from the flu in this country and around the world. I’m not talking really about a small number and in this country it amounts to 40 to 60,000 deaths each year even with our vaccines . That isn’t a good thing and we should try to lower those numbers. Yet those deaths don’t overwhelm our health care system but the they don’t come like a waterfall of people but rather a few here and a few there, scattered through out our country. I know that most of us are fed up with staying home. Yet we aren’t the ones watching the patients wheeled into hospitals and seeing the dead being wheeled out at record Speed. Morgues and cemeteries that can’t keep up with the numbers to bury fast enough. I don’t think anyone could imagine the Speed of the Coronavirus or the swiftness of the death it has brought.

Sit back for a moment and imagine that the NCAA Tournament wasn’t cancel and colleges , schools and everything just continued on as normal. Visitations to hospitals , nursing home and daycares all just continued to go on with no interruptions. Airline kept bringing in foreign visitors and no one pulled that emergency cord to stop us from dragging this silent killer to all our businesses and through out our society. Just say to yourself what if no one step forward and said a word. Oh yes sooner or later someone would have seen the disaster coming. With people getting sick all over and hospitals filling up to over flowing. I just mention a few of the place we would have continued to go to go and to drag this silent virus too. If that would have happened in that way bad Speed would have caused complete chaos in our society.

We all know that isn’t the way things have played out. We had a President who got some information and analysis it and saw a potential for a great disaster. They were saying 2 to 4 million people could have died if what they have ordered hadn’t been done. Personally I think it could have been far worst than that if all the cancelations and stay at home orders hadn’t been made. It has cost everyone a lot. Businesses , government and individuals have all lost freedoms , money ,economy and probably a lot of sleep. We lost family members , friend , foes and this silent virus hasn’t skipped any race , color or creed. The Speed at which things were shut down and general obedient following of the shut downs rules has saved lives. I understand this being a election year coming up and I look at President Trump and the decisions he has made knowing that the economy was going to take a hit that makes 9/11 look like child’s play . Above all people in political power his willingness to do what he has done and still catching the political flake was courage’s . Whether he could have done things faster I don’t know . But if he had left the airlines running from China and the EUROPE our shortages of PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT or PPE would have been even worst that it was or is.

We are not through this Covid-19 virus thing yet and we all understand the calls to open up. Many of the small businesses are going to go broke unless something changes pretty soon. Flooding the streets with people and hand shaking , hugging our friends and neighbors isn’t a wise idea with this virus still killing so many people. Travel to places were the out break hasn’t receded is still weeks away. Our prayers to God should be traveling with the Speed of light . If people will turn from themselves and pray to God He will answer them and end this nightmare of these last few months. He answers those that are faithful to Him and acknowledge Him as God and His Son as Savior.

Just as usual your opinions are welcome and these are mine and directed by no one but a unseen Spirit that has touch my fingers and heart. I pray for your safety and the safety of all man kind because we are brothers and sisters in this small world God created for us.

Oh Those Printing Press are Running

Don’t you hear those printing presses running ? I don’t mean your local news papers or Time , Life , Readers Digest or any other of your normal news print. I mean those printing presses at the Treasury Department. The Fed is feeding the banks and business community with a few Trillion dollars. All those checks that are being sent people that file a tax return in 2018 or 19. All the businesses that will be getting tax breaks , government forgivable loans. I don’t even know if I remembered or even touch on the tip of iceberg on the things the government is doing or printing money for. I have a problem with all of that but yet again. I’m not sure what all this printing of money does to the inflation rate but I can’t imagine it’s though. Don’t get me wrong that I’m not saying that everything the Federal government has done didn’t need to be done. Because the choices weren’t many other than to let this Covid-19 virus run wild with no cure or vaccine or make the choices they made. Maybe for you like me and most people all this Covid-19 virus thing is like something so surreal that is hard to believe it is happening and we are all wondering when it will end. There is another scary part State’s can’t print their own money.

State’s have budgets and they collect taxes to run state budgets. Some state’s have rainy day funds for down years when tax revenues aren’t enough to cover all parts of their budgets. Yet most state’s won’t have enough in their coffers to cover this big a hit without income taxes coming , limited gas taxes coming in and sales taxes coming in. All those taxes are taking a hit . The big question is how long can states stay shut down and operate with limited taxes coming in. So I ask myself which state is going to start to break the stay at home and all these directives first ? That is a very realistic question something most governor’s are thinking about. We know most doctors or medical scholars would want us to stay shut down until this Covid-19 thing has passed. Many scary factors are being tossed around by these medical experts on how we open states up and how soon. Will we all need to be tested for Covid-19 ? Will we just have to be checked for antibodies ? Will you need those things done before you can return to work ? So many things for our leaders to consider.

We may have many changes in the way we prepare for pandemics and disasters after all this Covid-19 virus experience finally comes to a end. I’m not a real fan of taxes and especially taxes that let some people escape them and others not. For instance people who ride buses don’t pay a fuel tax but they do use transportation. What I’m trying to say is preparedness is going to be a big subject and paying for that preparedness is going to be a big question. People are never happy with paying taxes but we aren’t happy with this Covid-19 situation either. But being prepared with more PPE on hand and ready to go is important. Perhaps having a cushion of money to help play for a pandemic or disaster relief.

So with the printing presses running at the Treasury full speed ahead and we thank God our government can do that. We just pray for the future and the planning for other disasters than come a long in our country and in our world. For this world has had many calamities and a little old Boy Scout ” Being Prepared ” is a good thing.

The What if Factor of the Covid-19 Pandemic Part 2

I’m reading my own writing on the What if Factor and I realize one great big what if I left out. The way this pandemic looks right now this pandemic in the United States isn’t going to turn out as bad as projected. That being said don’t rush to your doors and drive to you favorite pub.

There are so many what if that many things would be quite different without the things government has done . I thank God for the those few people who sounded the alarm in Wuhan , China and I ask myself what if no one had raise that alarm ? What if China just said we can afford to lose a few million people, after all we are over populated and it’s hard enough feeding all these people. Just what if President Trump never closed travel to China or Europe when he did ? You’d have people coming back going to all parts of the United States . You’d have people walking into nursing homes , hospital, sports arenas , visiting children and every place you can think of. This pandemic would be ten times as bad as it is now or worst. President Trump is going to take a lot of heat if this only cost America say 60,000 lives. Why ? Because a annual flu outbreak only cost that many lives and we take it as normal. Now the President had to think of this what if scene himself. We have this great economy going and every aspect of it is running like a fine tune car. What if I shut this economy down ? What’s going to happen ? Will I lose in the 2020 election ? Will people understand ? Can I make people understand that we have no vaccines , drugs to cure it and if you are around someone with it , all they have to do is breath on you.

In times past when we had no vaccines for Yellow Fever or any of the thing that nearly wipe out towns . What grew to be understood almost like seventh sense is the only way to avoid dying was to stay away. Basically what President Trump and his advisers decide on doing was that exact thing called mediation or stay at home and distancing. It is more than that but the basic hygiene thing as well has been plan A.

So the what if President Trump did this or that to combat Covid-19 is going to be debated for many years to come. But instead of throwing stones we should be thanking God for all the blessings He pours out upon the this world as a whole. He has bless this generation with a mass media , computers , advances in medicines and PPE. Instead of looking at what President Trump did wrong or right really . We should be looking at what we can do to make us ready for any future pandemics or disasters. The problem there is no one can tell if that will be next year or in 100 years . We as humans don’t like spending money on the unseen. This pandemic should be a lesson in being prepared for the unseen coming down the road of life . Stay safe out there and don’t jump the gun be patient this will end.

The What if factor of Covid-19

I know many of us are praying that the death total from the Covid-19 virus are going to be lower than the CDC is forecasting. There is always the what if factor that comes into play. What if it far exceeds the highest numbers in the forecast ? What if it is lower than the projected lowest number ? In the United States everything seems to be a political game especially with Donald J. Trump as President. The average person doesn’t want this to become a political issue . We just want it over and our lives back on track. Well let’s explore the what if factor of Covid-19 ?

We came out of the Impeachment Trial of President Trump in which he was found no guilty. Straight into the Corvid-19 pandemic set off in China. We were seeing the numbers of people dying in Wuhan China and the President shut down air travel to and from . Allowing for some returns of our citizens and theirs. But yet we knew that Covid -19 was probably already here because the secrecy of the China government. This was rather a no brainer that we were going to have a real problem on our hands. Maybe it could have been lessened but the Chinese are very proud people and don’t rely on outside help very often, It is sad because we would only like to have helped them stop this invisible killer and maybe help exploring early on how to defeat it. So here we are in our 3rd or 4th week in either a modified stay home orders or direct government order to stay home, I believe the numbers now are around 330,000 infected people and 12,000 deaths in the United States. That doesn’t seem like many but the testing is increasing with better test and number of cases keep growing. So the peak isn’t that near but we don’t know exactly how far away from that peak we are. With most state having closed most big gathering places and places people hang together like bar, restaurants , gyms , and almost any place where human to human contact can pass a long a cold or Covid-19. It’s almost to the time to say what if this turns out with either more deaths than forecast or less. Then what does the political climate look like. I believe this a no win situation if you are on the Republican side. Because if we see say less than 100,000 to 150,000 deaths you’ll see the liberal crying that President Trump shut our economy down for just a minor bump in the road or that he just should have had certain areas shut down and left others open . If those numbers climb say 200,000 to 260,000 deaths you’ll here the liberal say that Trump didn’t do enough or he didn’t care about grandma and grandpa and acted to slowly.

That is the way politics have worked from even before President Trump took his oath of office, At least that is what I expect and with the way the liberal media and Democrats have acted in the pandemic situation it looks like I’m right on the the money. While most of us just want this pandemic over with and to go back to work and make this country even better than before. There are those selfish people breeding on power and want control everything especially the money coming out of Washington D.C. and they can’t do that with President Trump in their way. And that my friends is a fact. But we will see if I’m right or wrong and what twist the Democrats put to their attacks on President Trump in the coming months.

In a Society of Instant Satisfaction

We live in a time when people expect to see almost instant change For answers to their problems as fast as technology grows. Things aren’t that simple and humans are more complex than the most sophisticated machines we have invented. Poverty is still here. And even more rampant than before technology growth. Where technology have blessed us in many ways it has isolated us in others. Our parent and grandparents saw gradual changes in technology and but with the 60’s and the space program our technology world has taken off at the same rocket speed. We now carry around in our hands smart phones which in the early days of computing would have taken up a room of equipment to do a little of the same thing. Now in a day of great technology growth we see it’s limits and question on what good is it in a world of pandemic.

In this day of instant satisfaction. We see a use of good old common sense. Yet getting that to sink in our heads might take a little time. We look around us and depending where you live you either see people not coming down with the Corona virus or we see deserted street and maybe portable hospitals with paramedics bringing covid-19 patience’s. A lot of us understand that our scientist are using all our technology to figure our treatments , quick test to tell you if you have it or not. More technology is being used develop a vaccine to prevent a recurring of this pandemic next year. We want answers and we want it now but it isn’t the way things really work in life.

Somethings just can’t be replace and somethings can’t be solved instantly. What has help even though some people will argue that it hasn’t but good old common sense. I think when our national scientist and medical society said the best way to slow this thing down would be to isolate yourself and family from other people and wash your hands , distant yourself from other is the best individual plans. I grant you it is to late for those who have been exposed but for the rest of us it isn’t to late to stop the spread by our self imposed isolation. You may not think you are strong enough but you see you have to be because it is the safest way and a proven way. Our forefathers ended their pandemic in that way and even though it might have taken years to come up with vaccines and successful treatments it worked. You can call President Trump anything you like but someone gave him the wisdom to do a lot of what he has done.

So in this day of instant satisfaction something else trumps it and that is good old common sense and prayer. The later you may not have any belief in or faith in, Yet through out history prayers have been answered in one way another but not always in a speedy time frame that we want.

A World in a Nightmare

I’m not sure about you this corona virus disease that traveling around our world seem to put all of us on edge some. For me I just thank God that I’m retired now. I’m going on 6 years of retirement and it really has been rather relaxing in a lot of ways. When you are use to starting your day off at 6:00 am and some days not getting home until 9:00 pm . Even then my day wasn’t always done because getting called out again sometimes happened. It really was getting better at the time that I retired but unfortunately for me it was happening to late in my work life. You might say what the heck did this guy do. Well for 44 years I worked in the world of vending machines. It was a fascinating job in many ways and I watched as technology changed before my eyes in every aspect of my job and the company I worked for . It was a always learning experience and that much of my work life I have missed. Sometimes I wonder how I could go from such a busy life to this almost dull life but I don’t mind the dull because for so many years it seemed like I was burning the candle at the top , bottom and in the middle. It finally got to me one day when I was thinking about my best friend and former boss Bob. He worked 50 years in the vending business then was kind a forced to retire. He lasted about 3 years and then sadly pass away. I just decided I wanted a few more years to be with my wife and do a little of things that I wanted to do rather than what someone else wanted me to do.

It didn’t take much for me to leave 44 years behind me and move on to the retired life of Reilly. It takes some adapting to do and the money follow is a quite a bit different than before. I knew that when I retired and I have no desire to return to sleep depraved life of before. This corona virus thing we are going through must be putting many of you in a position you didn’t much ask for or want. It’s bad enough that you can’t work maybe but on top of that you can’t hang out with your friends and some cases family either. I’m blessed in many ways because our bills are few and we are use to getting buy on our Social Security checks. If there is only you and the wife it might not be as complicated to figure out how to get by on limited funds. Let me give you a little hint at a way to save a few bucks when bucks are really limited. Our main meal is in the evening but it has been sneaking closer to noon as we get older here. We eat meals we like and ones that we can have leftovers 3 or 4 days in a row. Like tacos are one of our favorites and we can make some pretty mean tacos we’ll match with any taco house. They don’t cost much to make and delicious every night. We have been trying new soups this Winter and now into spring. I know that meals are just a small part of your day but yet why not eat things you like and if done right it can save you few dollars.

I was just thinking about this before I started writing because everyday we have friends and family struggling with different diseases at different times. Even during this time we have family and friends struggling with all the diseases we can think about. I don’t want to put those diseases in minor lights because they aren’t. Yet this corona virus we are all in the same battle together against this unseen enemy. Probably a lot of you and a long with me didn’t take this to seriously. In fact the day before they shut down the taverns and restaurants. I sat with a few friends sipping a beer. The next day everything came to screeching halt. For about a week we made some very limited trips a long with our sanitizing stuff in our car. But with each passing day and listening to the growing numbers corona virus cases everyday. My wife and myself have reach one conclusion that there is only one way we can defeat this disease without a massive disaster. We need to just limit our contact with anyone outside our own house. Now that same reasoning should go for you and your family. Each year we have things like the flu to go through our country but we have vaccines that help limit that impact. Yet even then many die for one reason or another of it. This is a completely different situation. For there is no prevention for this virus. No way to tell if your neighbor has it or a store clerk or anyone else. It’s passed through the air or touch and it has proven deadly for elderly in particular. But yet it has killed people in all age levels. This is a time to go to war and fight this virus from every agile and do our part to stay safe and not become a victim of this virus. Yes I know we miss our families , friends , buddies and we long those personal touches. But those are the touches that can kill you and kill the loved ones in your house. It is really rather simple you know kids and they love to touch things and you turn your back and they are gone to touch someone or something. An the only way to not to catch anything is to avoid those hugs and kisses until this passes. I’d rather lose my job or anything I have than lose my wife or family because we didn’t avoid contact until this passes down the road.

I find this is a good time to evaluate my life and take into consideration what is really important in life. Maybe you have been burning that candle at both ends and the middle. You been working hours that are killing you but avoiding the ones you love. Maybe it is time to see away make a change when you get back to work. I know what it takes for some people and that be for this virus to strike in the middle of their family. It shouldn’t take that though just listen to the horror stories of other families who have lost someone who was in good health one day and a few days later dead. This world’s nightmare can only end if we all do what we are told to do and avoid human to human contact. One more thing before I go I find this a good time to reflect on the blessings I do have and thank God for letting be live and to have lived as long as I have. If you don’t believe in God or prayer this would be a great time to start. Don’t know how ? It’s easy just like talking to dad or mom. It’s okay to vent your pains and frustrations. God gives us these times to chat with Him and yes even praise Him for all the blessing we have too. Enough already do your part stay home and stay safe wait it out.

Who Would Have Guessed ?

With the Corona virus causing havoc through out the world who would have guess or foreseen this crisis a year ago or even six months ago , Yet here we are hunkered down in our homes or perhaps trap in a hospital out of no fault of our own. We understand the need for separation to keep this pandemic from continuing its damning work. In this country we are in the middle of our Presidential pre-election campaigns . The Democratic side has narrow the field of candidates to basically two people and the incumbent side President has been packing stadiums to the rafters with people. All that now has come to a screeching halt as we watch and listen to our radios and TV’s describe and show the tragic scenes around the world.

It has taken a while for this new reality to set in for many of us, Perhaps it is because we don’t want to believe that all of the sudden our lives can go from a robust and thriving economy to stand still nothingness we have never seen before. Our President describes it as a battle against a invisible enemy and yes sometimes he shows anger at the enemy in his daily briefings to the American people. Some people have the nerve to call these briefing his personal show or about him. Yet the governors in each state are giving their daily updates in the same way. The media seems to live to find some error in what he says and jumps on anything he says as gospel word. They never put themselves in his shoes and think the way a leader thinks. You never hear one anchor say ” Here you have a President with a smoking economy and unemployment figures that haven’t been seen in decades and now it is down to crawl. Can you blame him for his itch to get by this pandemic and bring our economy back to a more normal state. ” You hear none of that just the blame game for things that no one seen coming down the road. It’s like you are on a normal trip some place and all the sudden you have semi’s careening down the road at you and you have to keep dodging them one after another.

In our life times we have seen wars , earth quakes and disasters but these things we can physically see and go to work on to end with physical muscle. This pandemic is just like our President describes it as a invisible enemy crawling through the streets of nations. I remember watching The Ten Commandment with Charlton Heston playing Moses. They had the scene were the plague that killed the first born of the Egyptian families. Of course they used a smoke of some kind slithering through the streets entering the houses of the Egyptians and killing their first born. This isn’t a movie though that we are dealing with. We aren’t sure exactly how this virus travels around world other than personal contact. How long it last on surfaces of things we touch or how long it stays in the air we breath. We can play this blame game or we can be part of the solution. If you are a producer of the medical supplies , you can just keep pumping them out as fast as you can while maintaining a safe environment to do so. If you are young or old stay home and hunker down. Quit burning gas and break out the table games and learning games and just let this thing pass. If you believe in God then pray just like our fore fathers did during times of plagues before us. God doesn’t put these things on our backs but allows them to happen like He allows everyday to happen. It might be a wake up call for a lot of people and it just shows us how fragile life is. I’m just thinking to myself what would have happen if our airports here and China had remained open. An we sat back and did nothing to stop people that were infected from traveling into our country. Grant you might not have foreseen the scale of this pandemic and we might not have had all the medical supplies we needed for a pandemic but to put the blame on anyone person or government premature at best. If there is one thing to be said the secrecy of the communist system has one big fault in it. It has failed to take into count the other nations around the world. It has failed to let us rally to take on this enemy of mankind from ground zero. Perhaps they didn’t recognize the scale of what they were up against or the dramatic consequences of failing to sound the alarm would do. Hopefully this is a eye opener for the Communist society that we are all in this great big round boat together with no place else to go or hide.

This is a time you figure out who your real enemies are and who is really prejudice and who isn’t. Most of us would not wish this on anyone even the people who hate us the most. Yet there are those that would do exactly that and my friends that is true evil in this world. There is something a lot different about disagreeing with someones point of view and wishing something physically to happen to them to get your way. It’s like two boys on the play ground playing marbles and one boy can’t seem to ever win a game. So instead of shaking it off after recess is over. The loser figures away out to steal the other boy’s marble bag inside and thinks he has beat the other that way. But in all reality all he has done is to become a thief. My friends in time like theses we need to pray for one another. To comfort one another. We need to step up to the plate and do whatever we can to help one and another. If we are the most vulnerable we need to do as our leaders have said and get out of the way and wait for calm that comes after a storm of such great magnitude. This is not a 9/11 experience because we knew someone sent those planes to take lives in America. This is a war of world proportion and no race, creed, faith or country is exempt. This is a time to unite the minds of the world to solve this problem. It is a time evaluate and set up a system that is prepared for the next pandemic coming down the road. It should not matter if these emergency supplies just sit there unused because sooner or later they will be needed. Perhaps a time line set up for those things that might deteriorate to be used and replace at intervals as need to keep them fresh. Finally once again no one could have guessed this pandemic was coming to our communities. Be a solver, a prayer warrior or just get the heck out of the way and weather the storm. Your opinions are always welcome. Praying for everyone !!

Grasping at Straws

I’ve been on long writer’s vacation because I’ve wanted to see how our political atmosphere is going to turn . I see that nothing really changes on the Democrat side of the isle . It continues to be the constant hate President Trump Democrats and media . The same people who ask President Trump before the primaries whether he would accept the out come of the election if he lost , haven’t accepted his winning more than 3 years after he won !! Most people in this country support freedom of the press and I believe President Trump does too . The press and politicians have tendency to treat people like they’re stupid and can’t read or understand what they are reading or hearing . There is one problem with that thinking it puts us all into a parent child relationship . I do mean a very young child relationship . When we are in our adolescents parents know children are still learning new things about life . The media treats it’s readers and watchers like those same adolescents . I believe that most people won’t fault the media at having personal bias . We all have a bias of our own after all . Yet isn’t providing the news or what is happening suppose to be a none bias thing and letting the readers or watchers make up their own minds ? From what I can see and read that isn’t the case in modern journalistic thinking . When you can read or watch almost every source and the words said don’t vary hardly at all . You begin to see a pattern of trying to control what people think . And a pattern of close minded thinking . We have no objections to editors editorializing in their opinions on news of the day . But when that same editorializing starts on the front page and never varies we object . We have a problem .

Since early in President Trump’s term in office it has been one continuing grasping at straws and continuing harassment on anything and everything his administration does . He has kept his promises and the Democrats have kept there’s to harass him all the way. On the one’s he hasn’t kept he basically doesn’t have the control completely to himself . We see the true colors of the media and Democrat bias sticking out like a person hit by a Mack truck . Watching the networks is like watching The View 24/7 . They have special people assigned to read President Trump’s tweets and watch his movements all day everyday . Everything is responded to and usually almost perfectly in line with Democratic point of view . We hear how President Trump is the most corrupted President we’ve ever had but always said with no proof and no evidence to back up those claims . Perhaps President Trump could be more humble sometimes but what the other side wants him to do is put a noose around his neck and end their misery . When you are in the game of politics it’s a game of promises and a game that is mostly flat out lies . What the public is use to is both parties make a bunch of promises and the one that wins burns their promises and has a brain blockage trying to remember anything they promised. It has not been so with President Trump . He has followed through where others just provided lip service . The move of our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem is something that had been promised by other President’s but it never happened . President Trump did it . He promised tax reform and tax cuts and he worked with Congress to get it done . He promised more spending on Defense and reform on Veteran Administration promises kept . With a on going challenge is the economy of course and depending on who you listen to we are either winning or losing that battle . The United States Canada and Mexican trade agreement is settled . Japan trade deal is settled . The China trade agreement is partially settled . Yes , I suppose tariff are making some of us pay more in the stores on certain things . But what China calls fair trade hasn’t been fair trade if you look at the amount we buy from them compared to the amount they buy from us . Employment is up and the best since 1969 and unemployment is down . Minorities are getting the best numbers in history and women are getting a better shake on the jobs front too . Yet all you here from the bias media is bad news and no credit at all for anything President Trump has done . They don’t care if he has brought back jobs in manufacturing or we are now a exporter of energy instead of a importer of it . If a plant closes it is big news but coming in then it goes to the back page or not acknowledge at all . So be it though and will battle it out at the polls in November 2020 .

I haven’t touch on the last thing after the Mueller hoax and waste of 40 million dollars . Now it is the impeachment for all the things that every President has done since George Washington . A none partisan vote to impeach President Trump on articles that wouldn’t see the light of day in any court except for a Democrat court . The do nothing Democrats are of course claiming they have done something but nothing that could pass in the Senate . I have no doubt the Democrats will continue to grasp at their paper straws and to continue to lie cheat and maybe try to steal the 2020 election because they have no ideas that help America . The media which more and more looks like a Russian Pravda run network which hasn’t told the truth in years . You could call the bias media The Democrat Socialist Pravda Network and you wouldn’t be to far off base . Well I offer my points of view . My opinions are they plagiarized ? I don’t think so even though many of you might think the same things . Your opinions are always welcome and encouraged .