Libertarian view

100-day plan

TRUMP DELIVERED an excellent speech at Gettysburg today. It should be required listening for all voters, especially those who plan to vote for fringe candidates.

The Donald spells out specific actions he will take immediately on becoming president. They are good actions.

The Odd Pot

Silly ole Bern

WHERE HAVE we heard this malarky before?

Fighting for justice and equality.

Standing up for working families.

Supporting veterans.

Taking on Wall Street.

Fighting for a living wage.

Yada, yada, yada.

Have you nodded off yet? Could these be promises from every presidential campaign in memory? But of course.

And the ad’s title: Real Change. Ring familiar?

Change You Can Believe In.  Do you remember? And Barry did deliver on that promise, but little of it is positive. The Mideast is spinning out of control. Plus Russia, China are beefing up.

The U.S. economy slogs on. Racial conflicts escalate.

I believe every bit of it.

And the national debt, now at $20 trillion, has almost doubled during Barry’s presidency.

Oh, dear. Where is leadership?

But my favorite vow of Bernie’s is: Free public colleges! The same thing that Barry has proposed recently. Free!

Of course, there is no free lunch nor free college. Somebody is paying. For every student getting “free” tuition, somebody is toiling somewhere and paying taxes, underwriting a student whether the worker wishes to or not. Pure coercion.

More socialist silliness reflecting total cluelessness. It’s stupendous that so many Americans cheer him on.

But why not? “Free” sounds great. Manna from heaven. Money falling from trees. Silly ole Bern.  Daffy supporters.

I do hope you are not one of them.

Putting Bern behind us, let’s turn to a superior option, Ted Cruz. Look at this Cruz ad. Instead of hoary lines like “taking on Wall Street,”  “supporting the family” and absurdities like “free” college, Cruz focuses here on a specific, grave danger.

The Mohammedan threat.

After eight years of the nancy Barry, Ted Cruz would be a stupendous replacement in the Oval Office.

The Odd Pot

Nation unraveled

TWO NEWS stories today do a lovely job of illustrating the wackiness of the American cultural landscape brought to you by devotion to multiculturalism and the victim mentality. And, oh yes, ignorance.

BlackPowerIf it isn’t Latinos wanting to give back a third of the western United States to Mexico, it’s blacks acting like children on the one hand and like bulls in the proverbial china shop on the other.

To wit:

First, a 100-year-old Navy vet was receiving a special honor at a Town Hall meeting in Portland, Oregon, one of your collectivist blue states, of course, when a pack of angry black folks (is there any other kind these days?) stormed in to chant the shopworn phrases “Hands up! Don’t shoot” and “I can’t breathe!”

This had absolutely nothing to do with the event, of course, but so what?

Second, and you’ll really enjoy the brilliant thinking behind this one, packs of angry black folks (are there any other kinds these days?) have taken to disrupting white people having restaurant brunches. They do this, they say, due to white people’s “complicity in genocide.”

So far this latter nuttiness has taken place in Berkeley, California, (knock me over with feather) and New York City (another feather), more bastions of vapid, collectivist thinking.

It’s a great time to be living outside the United States.

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(Note: I feel sorry for what appears to be a minority of black Americans who are clear-thinking, informed and law-abiding citizens. How these protests must embarrass them.)