February 5, 2017 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
They Fumble the Ball for Trump Almost EVERY Time
-By Gary Krasner
Another Sunday and another failure of Trump’s surrogates to correctly frame Trump’s gaffs and misspeak.
The media is going gaga over what they are characterizing as Trump’s saying that the U.S.A. is just like a murderous Vladimir Putin.
The administration sent Vice President Mike Pence out to set the record straight on the Sunday morning shows (e.g. Meet the Press, Face the Nation). And as usual, Pence drowned in his own words when he tried to spin it on TV.
Pence’s poor performance will be online soon, so you can see it yourself, but here is how my “imaginary competent Pence” would have responded:
MSM Liberal Host: So was Pres. Trump using moral equivalence.
Imaginary Competent Pence: Absolutely not. O’Reilly said “Putin is a killer”. He wasn’t suggesting that Putin PERSONALLY killed people. Rather, he could only have meant that as a head of state, Putin ORDERED the killing of people by way of agents of the government. That’s the only context one can interpret O’Reilly’s comment.
And consequently, the president’s answer was correct. Sovereign nations can and do kill people! Armed conflict is occurring each day in the mideast. Last week, President Trump ordered the killing of al Qaeda leaders in a raid in Yemen. President Obama ordered hundreds of drone assassinations. Would you say Obama “was a killer”?
So it was O’Reilly who misspoke. He said “killer” when he meant to say “murderer.”
There! Was that so damn hard, Mr. Pence?!
O’Reilly: Putin is a “Killer”; Trump: “What, Do You Think Our Country’s So Innocent?”
By Ken Meyer | 7:16 pm, February 4th, 2017
-By Gary Krasner
First, details surrounding some of their claims have been found to be false. (Lying requires that you to get all the small facts right.)
It’s also clearly orchestrated for political reasons:
First, you have NBC release the Billy Bush audio tapes of Trump bragging in locker room fashion –5 weeks before the election, for lasting effect and giving little time for damage control.
Then, armed with that pretext for “relevancy”, they followed it up with the accusers — women who have never been heard of before. Who have no witnesses, despite the allegations of assault taking place in public.
And they each coordinate with each other to make sure they come forward with press conferences on DIFFERENT days, in order to consume the news cycle and drown out Trump’s message of the day.
That’s key. If they all came forward together, that would consume just one day of news. Anyone familiar with the rolling thunder pattern of Democrat slim fabrications can see this as a coordinated political operation.
And any woman who lends herself to this operation has a credibility problem. They’re probably all Democrats or liberals.
By contrast, the accusers of Clinton came forward long ago, on their own, and their stories have been vetted long ago, and written about in many books, and meeting no defamation lawsuit from the Clintons.
NBC is keeping a very damning interview with Juanita Broaddrick under wraps, unlike what they did with the Billy Bush audio.
We knew the Clinton machine would have an October surprise. This was it. Why is anyone surprised?
Andrew Breitbart said that he became a Republican after seeing the defamation operation they ran on Clarence Thomas.
I became a Republican in part, because Bill Clinton would have gotten away with a lie to a grand jury, and the American people, had his semen not been found on a dress.
Anyone old enough to remember how the Democrat slim machine operates needs no more evidence than a good memory.
-By Gary Krasner
I’ve decided to offer some advice to Team Trump. Apparently he needs it badly. Here are the main things he can do to right his campaign ship:
1. Take his smart phone away from him. Have the campaign professionals post twitter remarks to the millions of his twits.
2. Trump must stick solely to his scripted speeches, and no ad-libbing on the side, because that is what will be aired on the nets!!!
3. Donald must shut up about bimbo allegations and Melania must publicly refute them. Only Melania. And she must ask:
a. Why did these women wait 3 weeks before the election, and how and why did they organize coming forward together?
b. Point out that some alleged women victims were misquoted by NY Times.
c. Call for the resignation of reporters who have been working with HRC campaign to tailor their messages.
d. Demand that Hillary, finally and once and for all, deny allegations from Broderick and Wiley
Trump must do the following at the upcoming last debate.
Avoid attacking Hillary on allegations that have already been aired. Hillary’s Achilles Heel is addressing allegations she has not been prepped for with ready and rehearsed answers.
Also, use a rhetorical device that’s memorable and can be repeated during and after the debate. Reagan said “there you go again.”
Suggestion: I propose, “True or False, Hillary?!”
-By Gary Krasner
This will not be a defense of Trump’s private comments about women. The ultimate point will be that it’s not dispositive of how he will govern.
Indeed, it merely reflects a personal attribute that was shared by other presidents, including JFK and Bill Clinton.
Is it a common attribute? Yes. Just watch the first episode of the first season of the comedy, Key and Peele on Comedy Central.
This hilarious sketch is located at the 2 min, 47 sec mark of this video:
It illustrates how men feel giddy recounting how dominant they supposedly are in their marriages.
But ironically, at the same time, it shows how terrified they are that their spouses might be able to overhear them talking like that. And the great lengths to undertake to prevent that.
September 13, 2016 | Filed Under Democrats/Leftists, Donald Trump, Ethics, Gary Krasner, Government Corruption, Hillary Clinton, Liberals, President, Progressives | Comments Off on
Hillary’s Lie About The Lie She Explained Was Not A Lie, But Was
-By Gary Krasner
The Clinton (“come with the cash”) machine came out yesterday saying that other (younger) staffers also came down with pneumonia.
It was an obvious attempt to show that whatever is ailing her now (pneumonia is the call today. Tomorrow, who knows?) is not related to her age or any underlying health problems that would make her unfit to serve.
(She is unfit to serve in any government position for myriad reasons, but that’s another story which MSM won’t publish.)
In other words, Hillary is saying that the pneumonia has been contagious. OK, that’s fine.
So knowing that she could transmit pneumonia, she nonetheless visited her daughter on Monday, following the 911 memorial service in NYC.
Her press people say that Hillary was playing and “running around the house” (yeah, right) with Chelsea’s infant.
This is a woman who clearly doesn’t foresee — nor care about — consequences. SERIOUS consequences.
August 12, 2016 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
-By Gary Krasner
Of course, with that title I refer to none other than Don Trump.
Hillary had 2 horrible weeks. So bad, that Trump could have been up 10 points by now, if he had just shut his blasted mouth.
But no, the narcissist can’t shut up. He must draw attention to himself. And he can’t deliver a scripted speech. Boy, is that secret out now.
His scripted speeches are delivered in monotone, as if he were a 6 year old reading something out loud. At least now I know why he eschews reading a teleprompter. He knows he’s bad.
But does he know that he can’t explain crap? I mean anything! Does he even know he’s blowing up his campaign?
n eExample was the very first speech announcing his candidacy. All he had to say was, “no, of course I didn’t mean that all Mexicans are killers and rapists.”
And when you understand his inability to explain, or to backtrack from a comment he has made, you understand what happened today:
Trump: “Obama and Hillary founded ISIS.”
July 29, 2016 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
The Costly Access to the Clintons
-By Gary Krasner
Trump misses many opportunities. I wrote about that theme a year ago, and I’m still writing about it.
As Barry Farber used to say, you most decisively destroy an enemy when you destroy it’s aircraft before it gets off the ground.
What does that mean? It means that you PREVENT an enemy’s asset from doing damage to you. You do not wait for the threat to become activated.
When you don’t wait to react to something, it’s called “preemption.” Trump merely reacted, without substance, with a mundane tweet about Hillary’s cliches.
Trump failed to prevent what Rush Limbaugh said in his opening sentence today: “Everybody knew it was coming.”
I’ll give you an example. Chelsea Clinton introduced her mom at the convention Thursday. It was a well delivered speech, and as Rush said, we knew what she would say.
Whatever she was going to say, the best way to derail it would have been to ask Chelsea questions BEFORE she delivers the speech. WHY?
Because then the media and public will be focussed on those questions! The buzz will be, “will she address it?” What if she fails to address it?
If Chelsea failed to address a legitimate question in her speech, when the media focus is on her, then the conclusion will be that the allegation has merit.
July 23, 2016 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Michael Savage: Stupid and Arrogant
-By Gary Krasner
I was doing work in the house, so I had to listen to my radio, instead of internet radio. That meant I had two choices.
After Sean Hannity’s stupidity made me ill, I switched to Mike Savage. A book-smart guy (in some areas), but an egotist who’s very arrogant and rude to listeners who call his show. But Savage can be as stupid as Hannity:
Stupid Comment #1:
Mike Savage said that the German shootings today could be a false flag operation, by German neo-Nazis, in order to cast blame on Muslims. Although he said he doubted it.
Stupid because (1) a false flag operation, with the intention of making it appear that Muslims did the killing, is wholly unnecessary when Muslims are committing mass killings on their own, on an hourly basis!! And stupid because (2) German neo-Nazis are atheists who see no advantage to going on suicidal shooting sprees, and have not been randomly killing women and children. Only Muslims and crazy people have.
Stupid Comment #2:
-By Gary Krasner
The MSM is clearly blacklisting most of the Clinton scandals. But we can’t let her political opponents off the hook—-Bernie, and even Trump.
Trump has a feast to choose from. Of the two articles I am citing (Is Bill Clinton A Sexual Predator Or Just A Sex Addict? and
Hillary Helps a Bank–and Then It Funnels Millions to the Clintons), I chose the current scandal in which Bill flew to pedophile island where young teens are held prisoner for the purpose of Bill and friend Epstein to rape them.
Democrats have a method when republicans do bad things. They ask OTHER republicans–who are not involved in the bad deed–if they would condemn the accused for his bad deed.
It’s a trap question. If you don’t condemn, then you appear to condone the (alleged) bad behavior. If you condemn, then Dems succeeded in isolating and destroying a republican (the accused).
It matters not whether the allegation is true. It matters not that the accused acted alone. Dems and MSM make every republican responsible for the alleged deed, just by being in the same party.
DUMDUM Trump, the novice apprentice in politics, is unaware of this tactic. It’s obvious, because he has a wealth of opportunities to adopt that tactic against Hillary, to isolate and destroy her.
March 27, 2016 | Filed Under Biology, Entertainment, Gary Krasner, Medicine, Movies, PCism, Science, Society/Culture | Comments Off on
Robert De Niro Forced to Pull Anti-Vaccine Documentary From the Tribeca Film Festival
-By Gary Krasner,
(Note: In an Associated Press article published on March 26 in The New York Times, it was reported that due to pressure from pro-vaccine activists famed actor Robert De Niro pulled a film from the Tribeca Film Festival that linked vaccines to autism. This is the story that Gary Krasner, the Director Coalition For Informed Choice, is reacting to below…)
The essence of this story is about defamation of Andrew Wakefield, and how personal defamation has replaced civil debate.
When one party wishes to dodge a debate on the merits of issues (Trump), he will defame his opponent (Cruz) with slanderous lies.
Seeing that progressive politics was a hard sell to the mainstream public, the infamous radical community organizer Saul Alinsky raised it to a high art.
In his “Rules For Radicals” (1971), Alinsky taught that defamation of character is an important tactic to use. Hillary Clinton was an early disciple of his work.
In 1969, Hillary Rodham wrote a 92-page senior thesis for Wellesley College titled “There Is Only the Fight . . . “: An Analysis of the Alinsky Model’.
20 yrs later, Obama taught the rules of this great tactician to Chicago activists when he worked for ACORN. Defamation of his opponents enabled him to win his first 2 local elections.
Today, Alinsky’s 13th rule: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it”, is being used against parents who think vaccination is a contributing cause of ASD.
February 19, 2016 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Why Millennials Don’t Understand Economics
-By Gary Krasner
THAT is the question. It is not “why do they love Bernie.” Bernie is just another product of the liberal educational system that produces economic ignorance.
So the reason Millennials are for Bernie is the same reason economic ignorance prevailed in 2008 when people voted for Obama.
And some of that begins with GW Bush, who spent government money like a liberal does, and never explained supply side economics, let alone know what the hell it was. Faux conservatives McCain and Romney were no different.
That is why, to this day, Americans blame Republicans for the recession. Democrats came out of the gate with political demagoguery, and Bush and McCain looked like deer caught in the headlights. They own that legacy, which remains dead weight around the neck of every conservative running for office today. We needed moderate, “compassionate” conservatives like we need Pope Francis’ advice on immigration policy.
Here’s what these moderate Republicans should have said then, and what Trump can say today if he were articulate on public policy:
February 17, 2016 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Open Letter to Radio Talk Show Host Mike Gallagher
-By Gary Krasner
I was listening to your radio broadcast on February 16, 2016. You devoted the first hour of your show to a discussion of Kentucky Senate Bill 152, which would require women seeking abortions to undergo ultrasound and force them to view the fetus in the womb.
I didn’t hear you mention ultrasound. Instead, you presented the bill as a reasonable measure for women to receive pre-abortion counseling. You correctly mentioned how many women experience depression following their abortions.
The issue of ultrasound vs. counseling is not relevant to the topic I wish to raise, although the public should be aware that prenatal ultrasound is unsafe: see: http://harvoa.org/chs/pr, and http://harvoa.org/chs.
But to my point, I oppose this Kentucky bill that compels women to consult a physician before obtaining an abortion.
Personally, I’m pro life. I’m conservative. I regularly contribute to this website and for 10 years I wrote for AmericanDaily.com. I’m friend and confident to the pro-life activist Debi Vinnedge of COG For Life.
Yet I oppose the bill because when you make something compulsory, YOU are inviting government into the private affairs of OTHER people who are engaging in lawful activities.
February 4, 2016 | Filed Under Congress, Entertainment, Ethics, Gary Krasner, George W. Bush, GOP, Government Corruption, Marco Rubio, Republicans, Rush Limbaugh, Talk Radio | Comments Off on
He’s Not One of Us: Marco Rubio is an Establishment Republican
-By Gary Krasner
Is Rubio a conservative? “Compared to what?” as Henny Youngman would ask. And he’s right. Everything is relative.
But then Rush is a pushover. He knows his fellow Floridian personally and I suspect he feels it would be a betrayal to cast him out. Rush was a good soldier for President G.W. Bush, if you recall. Because Rush is a nice guy. Loyal to friends. He’s not like Michael Medved, for example, who calls Ted Cruz a self-interested political opportunist, and lauds people like John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Oren Hatch, and had actually supported Mitt Romney as his first choice.
Given the folks Medved has loved for years, it’s no surprise to me that Marco Rubio is his preferred candidate. But Rush considers Rubio sufficiently conservative, and distinct from John Kasich or Jeb Bush?! The man from Realville? It doesn’t compute.
December 2, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
President Dumdum Pops Off On San Bernardino
-By Gary Krasner
In the wake of the shootings in San Bernardino CA, CBS News played an interview at 6:45 PM EST, in which President Dumdum expressed dismay over the shooting, and while admitting that we know nothing about the shooting yet, managed to claim that the cause of the shooting was the fault of insufficient safeguards against the wrong people obtaining guns.
President Dumdum then immediately stated that we have a No Fly List in which people on that list are legally able to purchase firearms, and that it must be stopped. It was a total non sequitur, since we don’t know that the San Bernardino shooters were on the No Fly Zone.
Like most liberals who have been making this argument to support more gun control, President Dumdum apparently doesn’t know the reason for a No Fly List, and how it relates to our Constitutional protections.
The No Fly List is not a list of people who are guilty of any crime. Senator Ted Kennedy was on the list, presumably by mistake. The list was intended to be an overly cautious measure to screen out or scrutinize SUSPECTS, who authorities SUSPECT may wish cause the plane to crash.
The exclusions based on the list may ultimately be found unconstitutional, but if you read the fine print in the contract you signed to purchase airline tickets, you will see that you agreed that you have no right to fly on a plane, and that you may be detained if you refuse to comply with intrusive methods to search you––which possibly includes cavity searches.
This list contains approximately 50,000 people. No one knows how they get on the list, and many are on the list erroneously.
And this is the list which Democrats and President Dumdum wants to use as a basis to deny Americans their Second Amendment rights!!
November 8, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
What’s Wrong With Ben Carson?
-By Gary Krasner
Glad you asked.
He’s not a practiced politician, and it shows. at least in one respect, it’s a deficit.
We just saw a story from a mainstream organ–Politico.
The story alleged that Carson fabricated an event. which event? An event he’s discussed and wrote about in his book.
Carson has written and stated (e.g. Charlie Rose recently) that he was offered a scholarship to West Point, but that he never applied to West Point and instead went to medical school.
Instead of conveying that fact accurately, Politico falsely wrote that Carson claimed to have APPLIED to West Point, and West Point states there was no application by Carson.
THEREFORE, according to Politico, Carson lied!!!
And when contacted by Politico, Carson’s people repeated the facts as Carson wrote it.
Including that part that all who enroll at West Point do not have to pay tuition, which West Point refers to as “scholarships” on its website.
September 11, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
‘The Opposite’ Starring Trump and Hillary
-By Gary Krasner
“The Opposite” is the 86th episode of the NBC sitcom Seinfeld, which was also the 22nd episode of the fifth season. It aired on May 19, 1994.
It’s also replaying again, in the presidential campaign with respect to Trump and Clinton. But first, let’s remember the storyline in that episode of Seinfeld. From Wikipedia:
George returns from the beach and decides that every decision that he has ever made has been wrong, and that his life is the exact opposite of what it should be. George tells this to Jerry in Monk’s Cafe, who convinces him that “if every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite would have to be right”. George then resolves to start doing the complete opposite of what he would do normally. He orders the opposite of his normal lunch, and he introduces himself to a beautiful woman who happens to order exactly the same lunch, saying, “My name is George. I’m unemployed and I live with my parents.” To his surprise, she is impressed and agrees to date him.
Meanwhile, Elaine is an exec at Pendant Publishing. Starting off in a successful position, she follows her instincts, and that leads to everything going wrong for her, including the company going out of business.
You can read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Opposite
HOW DOES THIS EPISODE REFLECT THE CURRENT CAMPAIGN?
The instincts of every political pundit was that Trump would flame out. But day after day, with every one of Trumps noxious, blunt, or just undiplomatic utterances, these “wise” pundits thought that would be the end of Trump’s campaign. But like Costanza, Trump instead benefited. His poll numbers continued to rise. It seemed as though the more horrific were his remarks, the more popular he became.
September 3, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Trump’s Counter Offer to the GOP
-By Gary Krasner
As I write this, Donald Trump is meeting with GOP brass today. They want him to sign a “pledge” to abstain from running as a third party candidate. The other candidates have signed it.
But other candidates didn’t meet with the GOP. Trump did. Why? Because Trump had terms. Trump doesn’t agree to something unless there are terms he favors.
The terms offered by the GOP are one-sided. They want Trump to promise to do something that benefits them. But Trump never gives up leverage without a price. He’s a businessman.
So I believe Trump’s lawyers drafted a rider to the GOP contract (i.e. “pledge”). And here is what it reads (or words to that effect):
In exchange for Trump’s promise not to run as a third party candidate, the GOP promises not to select another candidate if Trump wins the majority of delegates, fair and square, from the state primary elections and caucuses.
The current rules, set up by the GOP, allows the party bigwigs to legally choose a candidate other than the one who obtained the most delegates. Mostly with the use of super delegates.
But Trump is no chump. His people know the rules of the convention’s nominating process. So that is the only way Trump would sign the contract. And it was in the interests of both parties to keep the rider secret, at least as long as possible. Trump appears like a team player and the party doesn’t lose face—and they may inherit Trump voters if a non-Bush, immigration hawk wins the nomination. If the GOP brass have brains, that would be a rational preference.
Trump is seen as the great negotiator. He wrote the Art of the Deal. He cannot be seen as a loser. So he signed that contract, but with the caveat rider attached. Trust me.
Trump’s next move? He should tout the fact that he’s a real Republican now, but that he will not actively support Jeb Bush if Jeb is nominated. This is important. Trump cannot be seen as caving in to GOP leaders. He will not be violating the contract by doing this, because the contract restricts him solely from running on a third party ticket.
Trump can’t keep repeating that Jeb is low energy. He must augment that label by saying that Jeb is not a fighter. Presidential candidate Jeb would be deferential to the black or female or minority Democrat nominee. Like McCain and Romney, Jeb would be too fearful of being labeled a misogynist or racist. It would be a replay of the losing campaigns against Obama. THAT must be Trump’s next line of attack.
And for good measure, Trump must announce that his first day’s phone call will be to accept the congratulations from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker John Boner, and then tell them to start packing, because they’re finished as party leaders. Trump heads the party and he wants legislators leading the party to fight for the conservative agenda.
When Trump does all that, he’ll ensure his victory over the lame, incumbents who’ve betrayed the party’s base that got them elected.
September 2, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
NY Post Columnist Michael Goodwin Says Trump is the UN-Obama. That’s Why He’s On Top
-By Gary Krasner
The New York Post has a new piece by Michael Goodwin entitled ‘Pendulum Factor’ could land Trump in White House. But is Goodwin right?
Well, not exactly. Most Democrats still love Obama. Whereas Trump is popular among conservative Republicans. So there’s no “pendulum” swing for them. Conservatives NEVER liked Obama.
So Goodwin isn’t on point. Rather, the mystery is this: Why is Trump on top with conservatives, when he’s the least conservative in the field? WHY?!
ENTER “Gary Explains”:*
Republican voters turned out in droves to swing both houses of Congress into the largest majorities in history. And what did they get?
Nada. Zilch. They got Mitch McConnell and John Boner. They got leadership that wont lead. Not even to defund planned parenthood of all things.
One useless republican “leader”, Sen. Bob Corker, managed to guarantee that Iran will get a nuclear bomb! 6 years ago he was just a local yokel Tennessee businessman.
We voted into office men who loved incumbency and praise from beltway media elites, more than fighting for their country and the conservative agenda they were elected to advance.
-By Gary Krasner
You won’t read this observation in National Review Online, because some people might find it offensive. Even though it’s a frank observation, with a little tongue-in-cheek added.
Yesterday, I posted to some friends this video of a black bear and her cubs occupying a family’s back yard above-ground pool.
(Note: We don’t know if the family is white or black, or “white” hispanics.)
Later on, I had time to view the full 11 minute video.
It was later in the video where we saw the inflated pool toys being destroyed by the bears’ rough treatment of them.
And this is where some people may accuse me of being racist, because it was at that point in the video when I was reminded of another video we saw a couple of months ago.
That was the video released last June showing black rowdy teens occupying a private community pool in Texas, and ignored the police orders that they leave.
Now, even though both videos showed a violation of private property, I’ll admit there are a couple of differences:
First, it was enjoyable to watch cute bears playing in a pool–even when they were gnawing on the child’s floatie.
That’s because bears are covered in fur and look cute. And they don’t use foul language.
And second, the bears didn’t pull the “Michael Brown” race card when they were forced to leave. Even though they were black.
And besides that, the pool incident in June was more complicated than being just about race.
August 9, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Trump Lost—A Good Opportunity
-By Gary Krasner
Trump lost the debate. He lost it because he didn’t win it. All eyes were on him. 30 million eyes! Before the debate, he had already obtained his ceiling of supporters, many of who are not republicans, or they’re republicans who generally don’t vote in primaries. So what Trump had to do was break through that ceiling and onto a new level–to grab some of those those who doubted he was presidential material, as opposed to tabloid clown.
He didn’t do that. I suspect that’s why Roger Stone bailed. According to the article below, Stone prepared Trump for the debate, and it seems Trump ignored what he learned and went off script and into tabloid-like sound bites. That may have pleased his low-information supporters, but for someone like me, who hoped there was some substance to Trump’s political positions—whatever they are—I was left disappointed.
And the one issue he was known for–illegal immigration–he failed there too. He couldn’t provide Chris Wallace with evidence of the allegation that made him number 1 in the polls. And the sad fact is that there’s lots of evidence. The percentage of felons if federal prison who are illegals. Or the recent release of violent crime stats by Texas. I’m sure Stone prepared Trump for it, and Trump went loose cannon instead.
Roger Stone is a savvy pol advisor. Very experienced. And one would have thought, a good fit for Trump in lifestyle and unorthodox political views. Stone wrote that book last year which alleged that President Johnson was the mastermind behind the JFK assassination.
August 7, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Why is Governor Andrew Cuomo a Racist?
-By Gary Krasner
Because he raised the minimum wage for fast food employees to $15 an hour.
Huh? How does that make him a racist?!
Because businesses hire the most experienced and reliable workers seeking employment. For burger flipping jobs, the free market set the rate at about 8 bucks an hour. That means that people with no skills, and are willing to flip burgers at 8 bucks an hour, will find an employer willing and able to pay that rate. It’s the free market at work.
OK, so how does that make Cuomo a racist?
Because when the government forces Burger King to pay workers $15, there are thousands of skilled workers—who are earning less than $15—who will quit their jobs and apply for work at Burger King.
What’s wrong with that? They’ll be making more money.
For THOSE workers, there’s nothing wrong with that. Indeed, Burger King would rather hire people with experience and good work histories, showing good work habits and reliability and proven learning capabilities, rather than some black kid from the hood who has no work background.
Ahh, I see. So because of liberals like Cuomo, poor black kids end up never gaining employment, because they never have the chance to grab the lowest rung of the ladder that could give them the opportunity to prove themselves.
Exactly, because Cuomo removed it.
August 6, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
What Mayor Bird Brain Doesn’t Know About Legionnaires’ Disease
-By Gary Krasner
On August 4, 2015, The New York Times reported that, “Since the outbreak that gave Legionnaires’ disease its name nearly four decades ago, water-cooling towers have been identified as prime breeding grounds for the deadly disease.” It reported that “Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York advised the public to be on the lookout for symptoms of Legionnaires’ disease and to immediately seek treatment if symptoms start to appear.”
Old guys like me may remember the connection to water-cooling towers for air conditioners with this disease. But few of us know that the disease is not caused by any pathogen floating in the water, but rather what is leaking from the AC units which that water is used to cool.
Legionnaires’ Disease was a good illustration how illnesses from chemical toxins are erroneously attributed to infectious microbiological agents. To allege that fabricating an infectious disease epidemic is possible opens the door halfway into accepting these ‘heresies’ in theory, with respect to other phony influenza outbreaks, such as West Niles, H1N1, Swine, Avian and Spanish flus. To actually believe that the fraud occurs routinely opens the door completely.
My first inclination to believe this occurred before I had any knowledge about the fallacious contentions of infectious and communicable diseases generally. In 1979, I read a three-page article that started to change my perspective. The protagonist in “What Dr. Runsdorf Knows (And the Government Doesn’t) About Legionnaires’ Disease” (Phil Patton, New York magazine, January 29, 1979, p.30) was a Brooklyn surgeon whose independent investigation into the outbreaks of pneumonia revealed that they were not infections from a bacterium, as the CDC concluded, but rather a chemical toxin.
August 2, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Hillary is Julia Louis Dreyfus in VEEP
-By Gary Krasner
A week ago Friday (July 24th), Hillary Clinton gave a press conference and said, about her email scandal, “we are all accountable to the American people to get the facts right, and I will do my part.”
Huh? Who’s “we.” And she will do HER PART to be accountable? There is no “we” in this violation of law, or in concealing from the president that she conducted State Department business on her private email server. SHE must be held accountable. That is her “part” in this matter, and no one else’s.
That weekend, I was catching up on season 4 of VEEP, starring Julia Louis Dreyfus. In season 4, she ascended to the presidency after the president was forced to resign from a scandal.
I saw a very close similarity in Julia’s character portrayal of President Selina Meyer to Hillary’s persona. Their styles match in some ways. Meyers frequently huddles with staff people to conjure up a message at a press conference which is undecipherable, unfathomable, nonsensical, and appropriately ambiguous. Essentially, it’s a non-statement statement to avoid being blamed for something. It means nothing and merely gives the impression that a response was issued, so we can all move on.
THAT comment Hillary made on Friday is typical of some of her prior comments. It’s rehearsed like Meyer’s; probably poll-tested like Meyer’s, and essentially doesn’t address the issue, or misstates the issue, or obfuscates it. And like Meyer’s, you can see that smirky gaze on Hillary’s face, that seems to suggest that she thinks she got away with averting accountability, because you see, “we are all accountable.”
In fact, it was Hillary’s remark that day, followed by that smirky smile, and that look of accomplishment after uttering such vague and ambiguous nonsense, which prompted me to see the similarity with Selina Meyer. Watch that HBO series and you will see our future if Clinton is elected president.
On the same weekend, one of the channels was playing Easy Money (1983), starring Rodney Dangerfield and Joe Pecsi.
Rodney plays baby photographer Montgomery “Monty” Capuletti, living in middle-class Staten Island. His mother-in-law, Mrs. Monahan, is willing to him her great fortune and high class Manhattan department store, but only if Monty gives up smoking and drinking.
Her scheming, smarmy right-hand man Clive Barlow (played by character actor Jeffrey Jones) does his best to undermine Monty’s resolve so the money and department store can instead be left to him. Jeffrey Jones, you’ll recall, was the school principal vainly hunting for Ferris Bueler, played by Matthew Broderick, in that legendary role as a truant high schooler.
Barlow looks down his nose at Monty. He views Monty to be a rube who can’t speak correctly or dress correctly, and that’s sufficient to try to exclude Monty from high society and from owning the store. But Rodney has a breakthrough, by coming out with a popular clothing line, with bowling shirts and baggy pants–“the Regular Guy look, it’s called.
That’s when it hit me: Donald Trump is Monty! The Republican Party and mainstream political pundits find Trump’s manner and speech low class–which only the common people appreciate. Trump is direct, blunt, undiplomatic, unsophisticated, and sometimes crude, like Monty is. And the regulars in the party, represented by Clive Barlow in the movie, want to keep Trump out, despite his popularity with the common folk.
So Trump is the regular guy trying to enter the exclusive republican club. But unlike Monty, he already has his fortune. And that will make all the difference.
-By Gary Krasner
Planned Parenthood’s director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola was secretly taped describing how her organization secretly sells fetal body parts. I hope this spells the end of taxpayer support for Planned Parenthood, despite the likelihood that neither President Obama nor LA Mayor Eric Garcetti would prosecute this violation of law.
Apart from the immorality of abortion, we need to understand why the sale or donation of body parts, without the consent of the human whose body is being dissected, is a dangerous slippery slope for society. That is solely what this article is about.
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The spin was pathetic. Planned Parenthood claims, in its defense, that it’s not selling baby parts. Rather, it’s getting reimbursed for ’tissue’ donations. But as Kevin D. Williamson wrote on July 15, Nucatola’s own words demonstrates that this is a competitive market where supply and demand, not Planned Parenthood’s expenses, is what sets prices.
But the immorality is not just about high profits, or even illegal profits. If you read this entire article, you’ll learn that there’s a terrible cost to society. But let’s start with the aspect of vested interests: Planned Parenthood is in the business of abortion. A profitable business. It receives a half-billion dollars a year in taxpayer money every 3 years. It aborts a million pre-born babies. So it has a vested interest in killing innocent life. And it uses its involvement in that killing to leverage an advantage in extracting and selling the organs of that killing. It’s similar to Microsoft using it’s large installed base of its operating system to leverage an unfair advantage in marketing its other products which run on that operating system.
Thus, Planned Parenthood is not just furnishing women with abortions–which it amazingly considers a virtuous service. We see now that it also has greater financial incentives to kill than we previously had known–by selling off the body parts of the innocent human it killed. Worse, by receiving $500 million in government funds annually, government adopts a stake in this inhumane undertaking.
Why is that of concern? We’ve become all too aware of the dangers of an overpowering government under President Obama. It’s one thing for individuals and families to make decisions about when life begins and when it can end, and who lives and who dies, but it’s quite another when government bureaucrats decide it. As my friend Debi Vinnedge (Director of Children of God For Life
July 2, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
-By Gary Krasner
Why must we work? That was the question my cousin Bob asked me over 10 years ago.
Bob was a retired teacher. A brilliant teacher, in fact. Won lots of awards. When I visited him upstate, he got into this rant about having had to work all his life to live comfortably. I was dumbstruck. He was supposed to be the smart guy in the family. How could he not know the answer?
I didn’t understand as much about economics then, as I do now. But even then I couldn’t comprehend his idea that people shouldn’t have to work. Had he asked me that today, I would have used Greece as an example. Or Eddie.
People must work. They must produce something of value. They must invest or sell their labor. They must do this work for income. My neighbor Eddie for 25 yrs lived with his mom all that time and never worked. Never, unless he needed to spend money. Never saved money. Not a dime. I warned him plenty, but he never listened to me. Then 2 years ago his mom died and he was forced onto the streets. But saved eventually by the welfare system he used to be on with mom, but this time they’re making him work for the booty.
April 15, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
Hewitt Strikes Out on Meet The Press
-By Gary Krasner
After watching Hugh Hewitt on the guest panel of pundits for three outings on Meet the Press so far this year, it’s looking like he’s content on joining the ranks of David Brooks and Michael Gerson in being considered just part of the scenery for liberal media programs.
Admittedly, the token conservatives who get invited to Sunday Morning news shows do not get many opportunities to chime in. Which means that they can’t afford to waste their shot with a neutral, squishy comment. Editor of National Review Rich Lowery, for example, ably gets in some good conservative jabs when it’s his turn to speak. He gets invited back to Meet the Press and Face the Nation, because he’s had enough skill and poise to slip the knife in without much blood spatter. It’s a skill that Jason Riley, editorialist for the Wall Street Journal and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, didn’t exhibit when he appeared on Meet the Press last August.
After making stinging comments against Obama on Iraq–which was fine by Andrea Mitchell who supports Hillary–something unexpected happened. What happened was that Jason Riley spoke up, without prompting by moderation manager Mitchell (David Gregory was out), and hauled off on the Ferguson shooting that was under discussion, saying how blacks own violent crime, statistically.
That sent alarm bells ringing in the control room. You can see moderation manager Mitchell starting to squirm in her chair, and tried to interrupt Riley, a man with unmistakably black skin. But not before Riley–ignoring the nonverbal signals to pipe down–segued into attacking Al Sharpton, saying that 40 black kids got shot in Chicago by other blacks during the Ferguson affair. But said that instead of going to Chicago to protest, Sharpie went to Ferguson to exploit his grievance agenda.
-By Gary Krasner
At this stage, investigators still cannot rule out the possibility that actions of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz–who had locked the captain out of the cockpit and deliberately crashed the Germanwings aircraft into the French Alps, killing 150 passengers–wasn’t an act of jihad. At least jihadists aren’t silent about it. They think Lubitz is an Islamic State hero.
While we won’t know the reason until perhaps the investigation is completed, we do know that it’s within the realm of possibility given the heightened recruitment of jihadists in most countries today. And they love to crash planes. It seems likely that the crash of EgyptAir New York to Cairo flight 990 on October 31, 1999, for example, was an act of jihad by Captain Gamil el Batouty.
Granted pilot suicides are rare. An FAA report from 2014 revealed that eight out of 2,758 fatal aviation accidents between 2003 to 2012 were suicides. All pilots involved were male, with a median age of 46. In seven of the eight crashes, the pilot was the sole occupant of the downed aircraft. Four of them tested positive for alcohol, and two of them were positive for antidepressants.
March 26, 2015 | Filed Under Gary Krasner | Comments Off on
SAE Frat Video is Neither Racist Nor Offensive
-By Gary Krasner
Hear me out, before you get outraged. That’s been the problem with this and similar incidents far too often. Everyone’s on a hair trigger to condemn anything that seems “racist”, or anyone who doesn’t agree that something is racist.
Need I mention, as an example, the liberal riot called “Ferguson”? All that death and destruction from a rush to judgment, based on a pack of lies, which the media was eager to believe over more credible witness testimony to the contrary. In fact, it was because there were threats against anyone to might testify to the truth which discouraged them from coming forward to the media much sooner, which could have stemmed the fomentation. The looters in Ferguson painted the words “snitches get stitches” on the convenience store that the “Gentle Giant” had robbed.
So give me the patience that’s required for rational, analytical thought.
OK Gary, didn’t you see the frat boys singing that racist song?! Let’s begin with what I saw. I saw a bunch of kids acting giddy over a song that, by any standard, is considered taboo, because it’s racially insensitive. Racism is the new pedophilia today. Kids know it. Kids like do things that are stupid and outrageous, because they’re stupid and outrageous. Just to trigger that reaction. What they do is intended to shock people, or just to one-up each other in such adolescent exercises.
March 22, 2015 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Gary Krasner, Government Corruption, Liberals, Progressives | Comments Off on
Michael Tomasky: An Example of a Stupid Liberal
-By Gary Krasner
I came across Michael Tomasky’s recent article, “Jeb Bush’s Minimum Wage Radicalism.”
It’s a good example of liberal stupidity because one can realize it without reading studies and guessing if the study is fraudulent or deficient in some way, which is often one or the other.
First, he wastes two paragraphs saying he likes the moderate positions of moderate republicans. Why? Because he’s a liberal democrat. Oh, thanks for clearing that up, and for wasting my time with obvious “mysteries.”
Having made the claim that moderates in the republican party will help the political discourse, he neglects to demonstrate that, even with an example. One suspects this idiot means that there would be less debate. Which means he believes debate is a bad thing. All that proves is that he’s a liberal, which we already know!
Next, he says he favors minimum wage laws. Why? Because it makes workers happy. Oh, but what about employers? He’s a liberal, so he thinks employers have a huge chest full of money in the backroom which they can pay employees.
-By Gary Krasner
I’m sick and tired of idiots hosting talk radio urging everyone to watch the latest atrocious executions by ISIS.
“It’s important for everyone to see how barbaric these animals are”, they say.
No it isn’t. I don’t have to see a beheading, or someone burning alive, or someone getting skinned alive.
Just knowing that these atrocities occur is quite sufficient. i do not also have to view them to appreciate its utter brutality.
These are brutalities I never wish to become numb to. Or see again in my nightmares. Only a fool would.
ISIS WANTS us to watch it, because it wants us to be terrorized by it. To be revolted from it. And to remember the horror of it.
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