Archive for February, 2017

What’s news?

I believe in free press. The news media has not only a right, but a duty to report the facts. Big word there, ‘facts’. Not spin, not opinion, but facts. CNN, NBC, CBS, yes, even FOX, are guilty of slanting news to their particular political philosophy. Today’s news is NOT news – it’s opinion, it’s editorializing. News reporting is supposed to be “Today this happened”, not having 10 people give you their opinion of why it happened. If you have not seen the movie ‘V for Vendetta’, play close attention to the media’s machinations. It’s identical to what we’ve come to accept as ‘news’ at this time. Fifty, sixty years ago, editorials occupied one, maybe two pages of the newspaper. The rest of the news section was just that, unspun, non-politicized facts.  Now you can’t find facts between the opinions – and that’s the front page.

News media, please give me facts and let me make up my own mind.

Just sayin’…

Illegal and the Ill Eagle

Yes, this country is sick.  We have lost sight of just how unique we are.  What is the Liberal’s problem? Selective hearing? I (read conservatives) have no, zero, zip, nada, bupkis problem with immigration. We are not intent on becoming isolationists, or some combination of Nazi and Apartheid zealots. Liberals don’t seem to understand or even hear the word ‘illegal’. My great-grandparents were immigrants – LEGAL immigrants – one side from England, the other Germany. I’m proud of my heritage. They came here, embraced the melting pot, assimilated, and they and their families welcomed yet more LEGAL immigrants in future generations. What am I not saying or understanding? These illegals sneak in, insisting that we house, clothe, feed, even educate them at our (the legal immigrant’s) expense. On top of that, they don’t/won’t/are forbidden to assimilate, demanding we accept their isolationist enclaves and their archaic laws. Roving gangs of illegals refusing to assimilate terrorize American citizens.  This is not the America I grew up in or even understand.