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broken governmentDon’t talk to me about morality!

The incident with the Saudi Prince, the murdered journalist, Khashoggi, and President Trump’s actions regarding it brought to light the notion of morality. The Democrats, who would not grant President Trump the correct time of day, tell us that it’s immoral for him to continue dealing with the Saudi’s based upon their action. They now say “a wall” [on our borders] is immoral too.

President Trump reminds us that to back out of certain deals with the Saudi’s would cost us more than $110 billion which would assuredly benefit the Russians, the Chinese, and ultimately the Iranians. His is a more practical viewpoint, one which more realistically looks at the way the world is situated. His view regarding the wall is also more practical.

The fact is that Congressmen, left or right, wouldn’t recognize morality if it hit them in the face.

The notion of our Congress and our leaders lecturing us on morality is farcical.  They are mostly all proven liars. Most demonstrate the old adage about lawyers—that you know a lawyer is lying because his/her lips are moving.

Make no bones about it. Most of our leaders are paid off in one way or another, are silenced by the pressures of those more powerful who are paid off in one way or another, or just simply turn their backs and take the perks of being a leader. This leadership class, generally referred to here as the American Politburo, wholly reminiscent of the despicable Politburo we used to criticize in the Soviet Union during the Cold War, is a millionaire’s club whereby it’s members making only $178,000 a year can and do quickly become multimillionaires. This fact, especially when coupled with a few of their quite obvious actions (like granting themselves an exemption from Obamacare at the last minute or allowing themselves to engage in inside trading or using taxpayer dollars for a slush fund to pay off their sexual indiscretions) show their true natures, again left or right.

You would think our leaders have never heard of videotape or audiotape. You would think they forget that what they said some eight or ten years ago is recorded somewhere and can be played back. When it’s brought back on Fox News it is  labeled pro-Trump propaganda by the other networks and media outlets which then quickly downplay the blatant lies by justifying them or explaining them away.  All the while they continually claim that they, the media, are unbiased and ever-seeking the truth.

Don’t make me laugh. It would be funny if it wasn’t funny. It is absolutely farcical. Using morality as a political tool is immoral. Now, lately, they’re even using the same religion they’ve taken out of our schools as a political tool.

No, our leaders have no morality and wouldn’t recognize morality if it walked up to them and introduced itself directly.

Want to talk about morality and immorality? More than 800,000 children go missing in America every year. Our Congress, the same Congress that talks about morality in regard to President Trump’s actions with the Saudi’s (and everywhere else), has known about this for years and years and years and years yet doesn’t do anything about it.

You can’t have it both ways. Morality is not subject to political whim.

See: Human trafficking by the numbers

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By Peter Weiss


Originally posed in October  2015

two women and a horse

Murph guffawed, half to  himself, half out loud. He remembered the conversation he’d had with Carla about redefining marriage and the consequences of such a move.

“Two women and a horse,” Murph said. “That’s what I want my marriage to be.”

“You’re crazy.”

“You watch. If they legalize same-sex marriage, polygamy and whatever you call marrying an animal is next.”

“I’ll do a three-way with your other wife,” Carla had said. “But forget the animal unless I get to pick the dog of my choice.”

“You’re a sick person,” Murph had said.

Carla laughed. But now that was happening. Since they had legalized same-sex marriage, Murph had read about a push to polygamy—after all it was a God-given right, right? A new term had popped up, a throuple, which was being defined as a three-parent couple. Now that was cool! Murph couldn’t wait to see how our brilliant leaders fixed health insurance and Social Security to cover everyone.

This is how it appears in a piece of fiction I’m writing. But when the first real discussions of changing the definition of marriage happened and the same-sex marriage push became popularized, I kidded with my wife that when they changed the definition of marriage to allow same-sex marriage, the logical progression would be the push for polygamy and bestiality. We’ve already had one woman marry herself and I do think that is kind of cool since it sort of changes the bar regarding nihilism and hubris.

Lo and behold along comes the throuple. A throuple is a three-parent couple. So far, by the definitions I’ve seen, it is two mommies and a daddy or two daddies and a mommy. But my shepherd, Brandy, may she rest in peace, was a better parent than many of the parents I know. She watched over my kids and protected them no matter what. No one could steal my kids or harm them. She never yelled at them, washed them constantly, and she loved them unconditionally. Even when my grandson punched her, he was just a little tot, she only waited till he wasn’t watching, jumped up on him and licked his face repeatedly. So of course what I’m getting at is a throuple could eventually be inclusive of animals too.

This is not about being against same-sex couples or about their right to be together or their right to the same benefits as married couples regarding health insurance, social security and everything else. Personally, I strongly support all of that and have no problem with any of it. I very much believe we should be free to be who and what we are and able to do what we want within legal limitations. I also feel that whatever floats your boat is fine, but if it’s not what floats my boat then don’t bring it to me.

So here we are. Suddenly one of our society’s major institutions has been rocked. The changed definition of marriage has thrust many Americans into religious conflict as was predicted in the dissenting decision from the Supreme Court. We find ourselves in a time of flux with a hypocritical government selectively enforcing laws and choosing whom to enforce them upon. Wasn’t it Martin Luther King Jr. who spoke so eloquently (and brilliantly) about the nature of laws and the unequal application of them?

I wonder: is this the best we can do?


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By Peter Weiss

originally posted in December 2016

quill-pen-300x300They can accept 32 different genders. They can accept that Elizabeth Warren is an Indian. Pocahontas! They can accept that a boy of fifteen is allowed to walk into a girl’s dressing room because he says he feels like a girl on that particular morning. They can accept just about anything, no matter how preposterous, as long as it fits in with their narrative, with their beliefs, with their vision of how America should be according to them.

But they can’t accept that maybe, just maybe, their vision of how America should be isn’t the vision shared by the mainstream, Joe Q Average American, that same mainstream Joe Q Average American family who voted for Donald Trump. In not accepting that “maybe,” they’ve become The Election Deniers, those very same people Hillary Clinton was outraged by, those very same people Ms. Clinton was appalled by, those very same people the poor, misunderstood, always-being-attacked Mrs. Clinton who never did anything ever that she’s been accused of, said were challenging the very pillars of our democracy.

Yup. Now, among everything else, she has become an   Election Denier. Of course, as is her style, she would never say  that.   As is her style, she has her front people do all they can to disrupt, discredit and malign the dignity of the election while she gives statements of her deep concern for the well-being of America and the American people. Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

But this isn’t about Hillary per se, as despicable as she is.  It’s the story of that naked emperor whose subjects were too afraid to tell him he was naked though everyone could see it but him. He thought he had the most beautiful set of new clothes on. She thought no one could see what she was doing, could see what her MO was and has always been.

So that in-her-pocket president   now  calls for an investigation into hacking of the election boxes, the effect of [Russia’s] hacking on the election. Now, he calls for it.  Why now would Obama call for it? Why now would he become an   Election Denier? Why all   The Election Deniers?

That answer is simple. It’s because   they   simply can’t believe that America isn’t the way they say it is and want to force it to be. They simply can’t believe that most Americans, regardless of race and ethnicity, believe in simple, straight-forward old-fashioned American values,  like believing in God and being allowed to express such a belief. They simply can’t believe that most Americans want safety, secure borders, good jobs and good education for their kids. They simply can’t believe that most Americans are tired of the PC police and tired of the false narratives (Hands Up, Don’t Shoot, for one) they’ve been yelling at us for over fifty years, narratives that are belied by the results of their failed policies.

So they’ve become  The Election Deniers    specifically to discredit the President-Elect, to undermine his presidency before it begins by casting doubt on whether or not he is the legitimate president. For Obama, who has consistently shown himself to be petty and spiteful, maybe it’s payback for Trump’s birther-issue stuff even more than trying to protect his legacy,  a legacy only he thinks, like that naked emperor, is a good one.

That’s why now.  And the more they hold to the moral high ground,  the more lowdown they are. The more lowdown they are seen to be.

The Election Deniers   : the more they deny, the greater the chance they lose more and more of their support base and their power.

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By Peter Weiss

originally posted in November 2015

mickey rabit from hatWe’re getting conned. It’s that simple.

I see the effects of the con on my Facebook page when family members post outrageous political tidbits and comment that such tidbits are realities. And then, our con artists bank on the fact that eventually we will vote based upon the 15-second sound bites they put out. Like the idiots we’ve become, many of us do.

Those sound bites are cons.

I won’t go back to the silly comments some of our esteemed politicians have made, but we can look at the effects. Harry Reid was proud of himself for the net effect of his lying about Mitt Romney’s taxes being that Romney wasn’t elected. We can glean from this that lying is quite okay. Harry Reid, one of our most powerful Senate leaders, thinks so and admits it with a smug grin. That lie he told was a con. He conned a certain amount of people into not voting for Romney.

No matter how you slice it, we still don’t know where Obama was on the night of Benghazi. He was in the White House, but that is all we know. (My guess is that he was prepping for the Debate.) That video story was a con. We were conned for the purpose of his reelection. He conned us about ISIS, or being kind, he was just naïve and underestimated, and he is conning us about the reality of terrorism, the Iran deal, the economy, education, and God knows what else.

Over and over again, we are being conned.

No, I’m not going back to Bush or Clinton, or Nixon. We can look forward though. Hillary? Trump? Pick your next CCA, Chief Con Artist. Personally, the only candidate I think is not a con artist is Ben Carson, and I don’t think he has a chance of getting elected. I could be wrong and wouldn’t be unhappy if I am wrong.

Suffice it to say we are being conned and have been being conned for a long time.

Education: about the only thing that is not a con is the horrendous state it is in. Bloomberg conned New York City with his school reforms, and what the city reports now as its graduation rate is a con and doesn’t reflect the state of the education being given.

Racism: yes, it exists and goes all different ways, in all different directions. Nevertheless, with all the black leaders and the black president, and the Democratic run cities like Baltimore, why isn’t it fixed? What’s the reality of it? We’re being conned.

Poverty: the war on poverty has been going on for 50 years and 22 trillion dollars has been spent on it (in real adjusted dollars). The net effect of this expenditure has been minimal. Net drop in the poverty rate is negligent.

We’re being conned.

One thing that is real is we do not know the truths about most things. So today’s NY Times report about jobs and unemployment, stating that [the] U.S. Economy Added 271,000 Jobs in October; Unemployment Rate at 5.0%, is true, but not trueIt does not factor in what kind of jobs or how many people have become disgruntled this month and dropped out of the job market. It’s a con.

As a researcher, I learned to continually check all sources. Simplified, what this means is if I’m looking at liberal sources, I need to check the conservative ones. If I’m looking at sources that are all leading in any one direction, I need to see if there are other sources pointing in other directions. It’s called being balanced. Truths, whatever they are, get approached when all the diverse sources point in the same direction. A good example of this is came in 2009 when Newt Gingrich and Al Sharpton went on the road together, appearing in different cities for the purposes of addressing problems in education and education reform. The truth is that our education system needs reform and they together exemplify that sense of what is real.

Used to be that “cons” stood for sneakers, Converse All Stars, one of the brand-name sneakers back when I was a kid. They were really good sneakers, not a con at all. We need to go back to truths, to finding out what’s real and what isn’t, who’s telling the truth and who isn’t, and who is behind telling us about “truths,” whether they are being truthful or not.

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media biasDoom and gloom!

For longer than two years now the only narrative we’ve heard in America is of the evil Trump presidency. More than 90% of all mainstream media articles about the President are negative. He is called every ist in the book and then some. His family is demeaned. The first lady is denigrated. His children are the subjects of vile threats and horrific statements that would never be tolerated if aimed at any left-wing politician.

Contrast that to the Obamas. The Obamas have always been treated by the media with kid gloves, respect and decency. There have been moments, of course, but they are few and far between. Michelle is treated like a queen. Barack is treated like a deity. Michelle and Barack’s children are never in the  media and never were for as long as he was president and beyond. Their only media shoots were those their parents chose for them.

There’s something wrong with this picture!

What’s wrong with the picture is not about the Trumps or the Obamas. It is about the media. The media which was once a fair and honest media is no longer that. Because it is no longer that, because it is now a much-more-than-biased media, America is in peril.

Go to the land of dictators. Go to countries where there are coup d’états. The first thing any dictator seeking to take power does is blackout the media. S/he keeps the media blacked out until s/he controls it, and once controlled it is only allowed to broadcast what the new leader wants broadcasted.

The reason for this is quite simple. The incoming dictator knows that controlling what the people see and hear will give him/her power. Control the media, control what the people think. Oh, you might not control what the people think. But you can certainly control the information they receive. When information is controlled and limited, a great number of the people will surely follow the narrative being given. Control what is said. Say it over and over and over again, loud enough, often enough. Make sure nothing else is heard. This is the way to control people, to make them believe what it is you want them to believe.

Only in America can the news media hide under the protections of the Constitution, claim themselves to be a free and honest press when clearly they are far from that. For much, much longer than Donald Trump, the media have been selling the American people a left-wing narrative that is clearly false and definitely misleading.

The case of Jim Acosta and CNN is a metaphor for the biased press claiming to be a free, fair press. All one has to do is look at it, see Acosta’s behavior and listen to his words. Then one would see he is far from being an honest journalist. He is an opinionated hack hiding under the First Amendment of the Constitution.

The fact of the matter is the Democrats through the biased mainstream media control the narratives the American people are being fed. This is dangerous, more so than any external enemies. Thus it is one of the greatest threats to America’s freedoms.

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pigs-flyFor years now our government has been running a Kabuki Theater on us. Every day we see the same crap over and over. We’re told one thing, but the government’s interests go somewhere else. We’re told the government cares and “will get to the bottom of what’s going on,” but it never does. Congressional approval hovers around 18%. About 50% of Congressmen are millionaires and more than 60% of Senators are millionaires. Their median net worth is more than one million dollars and thus one lawmaker’s net worth is more than eighteen regular American households combined. No wonder Nancy Pelosi referred to the tax cuts as crumbs.

We’ve come to insanity, of course. The informal definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. In this regard we fought the war on poverty for more than 50 years without actually putting a dent in poverty in America or changing the demographics of the poor. In this regard, we’ve spent more and more and more money per capita on education and yet we rank approximately fifteenth in the world in education. And that’s being kind of kind.

It gets worse, not better. The Democrats, who have been mostly in charge of our inner cities, have managed to create and sustain urban centers where poverty abounds, murder rates soar, crime is rampant, education is poor and the homeless litter the streets defecating wherever they choose while the police are instructed not to bother them.

Of course when asked about it the Democrats will continually blame other people and other things while they make sanctuary cities which allow more poor, more ignorant, more culturally dissociated people to roam freely and use the limited resources that are available. The Democrats insist they have no culpability and they insist that they are looking after the best interests of the American citizens. They are only power-hungry, and like the laws of Social Darwinism” dictate, they are only striving to keep power. Or, as what happens when the goals shift from wanting to do good by servicing the American citizens who elected them to keeping and increasing their power, they have lost their way, gone amok if you will.

Kabuki theater.

If the Democrats cared for the American people they would denounce what happened to Justice Kavanaugh. They would uphold innocent until proven guilty. They would denounce the bias in the media. They would castigate people like Louis Farrakhan and distance themselves from people like Harvey Weinstein, Bill Clinton and Keith Ellison. They would be willing to accept a deal on DACA and secure the borders while working with the Republicans and the President on Immigration reform. They would own up to their search and destroy mission against President Trump and they would surely denounce personal attacks against his family.

But pigs don’t fly.

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By Peter Weiss

stupidityThis was originally posted on July 11, 2017.

How stupid are we?

Talking about America, there seems to be no limit to the depth of our stupidity, the depth of the pit of stupidity we have fallen into. It’s rather amazing actually. Think about it. When the Soviet Union collapsed and the Berlin wall came down, the United States was the only world power. In the thirty years since then we have allowed Russia to regain its world-power status and we have allowed China to become a world power. China’s economy has overtaken ours and just recently, for the first time ever, the dollar is no longer   the  world currency.

So how stupid are we? Well, how stupid can you be?

The war on poverty has been going on for fifty-two years, since 1965. We’ve poured  twenty-three billion dollars into it. That’s 23,000,000,000. For that money there has been no real noticeable change in the poverty rate and no real change in the demographics of the people in poverty. Yet we continue down the same road. Stupid?

As regards education, we spend more per capita than any other country and yet we still rank only fifteenth in the world in education. Now that’s not a big bang for the buck. Furthermore, segregation was outlawed in 1954 and yet our schools are becoming more and more segregated. The rate at which segregation is occurring continues to increase.


It gets better. There are those who fought against segregation who now insist they have a right to their own spaces, or they insist that whites not be allowed into certain spaces. Well then…

Stupid? You bet

Just as stupid and actually most dangerous to our society is the disregard shown for logic and facts. Replacing logic and facts are feelings and subjectivity. The gender identity laws exemplify this. But that raises a controversial issue and God forbid that should happen. So let’s put it this way. Mr. X doesn’t have any cash and can’t buy that five-dollar super mochaccino he wants because he left his wallet in his Porsche. He feels poor. He identifies with poor people at that moment. In accordance with the gender identity rules, he   is poor. He identifies himself as poor, ergo, by the new rules, he is poor. If that happened on April 15th, Mr. X should be eligible for not paying taxes and even getting an earned income credit.

Stupid? Beyond stupid. How stupid can we be?

Let’s see. Remember “you have to sign it to see what’s in it?” Stupid? Well, what’s even more stupid is that she’s still in office and the head of her party.   She’s   not stupid. She didn’t have to read it because she doesn’t have to deal with it. She and her cronies voted themselves an exception so they could stay on the government congressional plan. That’s the Cadillac of Cadillacs plan.

Stupid? Not them! Us. More than half of them are millionaires And they way their positions work, they don’t really have to pay for anything. Our tax dollars pay for everything. Or, they’re having a great, self-enriching time on our dime. So how stupid can we be?

Russia. Russia’s goal is to create chaos here in America. Well, look at what our media have been pushing for the last eight months or so. Look at what the party of opposition has done. How stupid are we as a people and as a nation? Haven’t we played right into Putin’s hands? Stupid.

Well, aren’t we stupid for allowing all this to go on? Aren’t we more stupid for continuing to fund it?

Finally, as the liberals push left toward the welfare state and socialism, history tells us that capitalism and the free market pay for the bulk of all charity work done throughout the world. It also tells us that no socialist government thus far has ever managed to succeed. Why would we push toward that which we know will fail?

Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Really, how stupid are we?

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By Peter Weiss