Democrats Say the Darnedest Things

Long before camcorders and America’s Funniest Home Videos, radio and TV personality Art Linkletter used to host a show called, “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.”

Today it is Democrat presidential candidates saying the “darnedest” things, and while some candidates are older than others, all are old enough to know better than to say the darnedest things they’ve been saying.

Bernie Sanders

America’s best known socialist Bernie Sanders has added another wacko herb to his socialism stew by supporting the right of murderers, rapists, violent offenders and terrorists to vote.

“I believe even if they are in jail, they’re paying the price to society, that should not take away their inherent American right to participate in our democracy,” he said recently.

What about those Americans permanently disenfranchised because they were killed by those Bernie wants to give the right to vote? Last I looked the right not to be murdered is an ‘inherent American right’ too.

Elizabeth Warren 

Everyone’s favorite Native American wannabe recently proposed forgiving the student loan debt of 95 percent of those owing on college loans.

When announcing her plan Lieawatha said it “helps millions of families and removes a weight that’s holding back our economy.”

But wait, does she speak with a forked tongue – again?

The Brookings Institution reports under Sitting Baloney’s plan, the majority of those benefiting from the loan forgiveness program would be the nation’s highest earners.

Specifically, the top 20 percent of the highest income households would receive about 27 percent of all annual savings, and the top 40 percent about 66 percent.

The bottom 20 percent of borrowers by income would get only 4 percent of the savings.

Why would Pocahontas devise a plan favoring the richest students? And what of those students saddled with debt before the launch of the Pocahontas Penury Plan? Will they be eligible for ‘tuition reparations’ or Starbucks gift cards?

Kamala Harris 

California senator Kamala Harris said at a recent town hall sponsored by CNN (Collusion News Network):

“There are people in Washington, D.C., supposed leaders, who have failed to have the courage to reject a false choice which suggests you’re either in favor of the second amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away.”

She then promised that if Congress failed to act on gun control in her first 100 days as president, she would sign an executive order overriding the Second Amendment and forcibly take guns away from those she doesn’t think should have them.

Read my lips: When a Democrat says we need ‘common sense’ regulations and ‘reasonable gun safety laws’, that always means banning guns.

Only Kamala Harris or any of the other 300 Democrats running for president in 2020 would support the rights of prison felons and terrorists over the rights of legal gun owners guaranteed in the Second Amendment of the Constitution.

Couple their enthusiasm for prisoners’ voting rights with their publicly expressed support for infanticide, the Green New Deal and open borders and voila – Democrats have a winning platform!

Go and run on that platform Democrats – America will love you for it!

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: foxnews.com, Brookings Institution

Photo sources: LMG Flip, Hawaii News Now, National Review

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

The Theft of America’s Soul – Book Review

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, a social scientist or the pseudo-scientists giving us just 12 years to change our carbon footprint to know that America is a much different country than it was 60 years ago.

The proliferation of abortion on-demand, opioid and drug addiction, suicide, alcoholism, divorce, mass shootings, gang violence, sexual slavery, rape, and child endangerment cases are just symptoms of a larger problem.

There is also society’s indifference of transgender and gay lifestyles, and alarming increases in pedophilia, bestiality, and Internet porn.

Are the social ills above symptoms of an even greater problem? Has America lost its soul?

Best selling author and patriarch of Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson thinks so, but like an Old Testament prophet warning the Israelites to repent and seek God’s forgiveness, in The Theft of America’s Soul (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 224 pages), Robertson doesn’t sugarcoat his prescription for what ails America and how to fix it.

Robertson is as direct as a GPS coordinate and unapologetic about his faith as the apostle Paul.  And in today’s walk-on-eggshells, hope not to offend, safe spaces environment, its like a breath of fresh air.

Robertson’s self-help book for America is divided into 10 primary chapters and a summary 11th chapter with his typically pointed observations.

The 10 primary chapters list a commonly held cultural lie and an absolute truth. For example:

Lie: God is Dead/Truth: God is not dead and never will be;

Lie: Truth is Relative/Truth: There is absolute truth and it comes from God;

Lie: Sex is for self-gratification/Truth: God created sexuality for His purposes and our good.

Robertson’s book is sprinkled with interesting anecdotes (including his personal experiences before finding God), fascinating observations and the politically incorrect bluntness that got him temporarily suspended from the A&E Network a few years back.

Brick by brick, the Duck Commander tears down the wall of deceit and duplicity secularism has built around American culture the past several decades and offers simple, proven truths that can bring back American harmony, purpose and unity.

To illustrate how pointed Robertson is when it comes to reaching others about Christ, he recalls in his book sharing the plan of salvation with Donald Trump for 15 minutes during the 2016 campaign, and reminds the president in its pages of his offer to baptize him.

“Mr. Trump, my offer to baptize you into Christ still stands.  You ready to move on it?”

Non-believers reading the book need to know that Robertson isn’t judging people, but rather warning how alluring temptation can be, how evil sneaks up on the unaware and ruins lives – like it almost torpedoed his marriage when his wife Miss Kay left with their three boys before his conversion because of his “drinking and whoring.”

Christians reading the book need to sit up straight because Robertson bluntly lays most of the blame for society rejecting God at churchgoers feet.

“The church has forgotten its purpose, forgotten we’re supposed to be carrying the truth of the Almighty out to the world,” he writes in Chapter 9 where he argues against church participation being kept separate from our public lives.

“We’ve withdrawn from government, allowed our faith to be squeezed out of public schools, let our voices be silenced in the workplace. See? Under pressure of the advancing secular age, we retreated to our church buildings as society around us descended into godless chaos.”

Phil Robertson may look and sound like an Old Testament prophet, but as someone who has never watched a single episode of Duck Dynasty or ever even been duck hunting, to me he’s a fearless and devout Christian who loves God, his family and his country.

He has witnessed and preached in prisons, sporting goods stores, to political candidates and Duck Dynasty fans and baptized hundreds of people calling on him at home.

God bless Phil Robertson and his courage in standing up for God and traditional American values!

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Photo sources: The Christian Post, Amazon.com, Gospel Herald

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Democrats Double Down on Stupid

Since the Mueller report shipwrecked in Collusionville last month, the Democrat party is behaving more absurdly than usual.

The growing number of libs acting loony has exceeded the available life preservers of reason and logic aboard the S.S. Stupid.

Conservative commentator and political activist Candace Owens was recently accused of being a white nationalist by California Democrat representative Ted Lieu.

Earth to Ted:  Candace Owens is black.

Trump administration senior presidential advisor Stephen Miller was accused of being a Nazi by Minnesota Democrat representative Ilham Omar.

This was undoubtedly a surprise to his parents and rabbi since Miller is Jewish.

And that’s not all Omar said recently.  Last month she claimed before a Muslim gathering that Muslims lost their civil liberties after 9-11 because “some people did something.”

That’s like an American Cousin patron at the Ford Theater in 1865 whining about a ticket refund because all the hubbub about Lincoln being shot ruined the show.

Omar said last month at a Council on American Islamic Relations fundraiser it was hard to say what they did, or why they did it, but random Muslims woke up one morning and decided to do what they did and, because of that, “all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

It takes chutzpah for a Muslim activist to play the victim card when recalling the horrific deaths of almost 3,000 people in the worst terrorism incident in American history.  Not to mention describing that tragedy as a mere annoyance akin to the neighbor’s dog barking all night.

Finally, in a hearing of the House Banking Committee April 10, committee chair Maxine Waters asked some of the nation’s bankers to testify about what they were doing to help college students being crushed by student loan debt.

Apparently no one told Mad Max that the administration of student loans was nationalized by the Obama administration.

In 2010.

Meaning the banks Mad Max wanted to castigate for student loan debt have not offered student loans for a decade.

That would seem to be important information for the chairman of a committee overseeing the nation’s banks to know.

As we’ve known for many years now though, Mad Max is in serious need of a capital infusion in her smarts account. When it comes to truth, facts, and commonsense, she’s running a responsibility deficit and her accountability credit is gravely overdrawn.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Sources: The Gateway Pundit, The Daily Caller, Huffington Post, Fox Business

Photo source: News Viral Blog, Boing Boing, Fox News

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

Enough! Close the Border – Today

Enough!

Enough of invaders from Mexico and points south crashing our borders and overburdening our immigration system.

Enough of asking Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador for help in enforcing our immigration laws and stemming the flow of illegals heading to Norteamérica.

Enough of indifferent, lackadaisical Democrats and Republicans refusing to do their jobs and protect our borders but then block the president’s efforts when he tries doing his.

Enough of presidential threats to close the border sometime in the future if the flow of illegals rushing north doesn’t stop soon.

Enough of the immigration madness mess. Here’s a simple 3-point plan to help force immediate action on our southern border.

Close the border – NOW!

Closing the border will get the immediate attention of everyone involved and stress the seriousness of the situation.

Undoubtedly it will cause short term economic pain and incessant whining from different quarters, but that temporary pain and inconvenience will be nothing compared to the long term costs and consequences of housing, supporting, educating and policing hundreds of thousands of people here illegally.

Keep the border closed until…

…Congress works out a feasible, pragmatic immigration solution.  Congress grumbles about what the president is proposing and insists immigration policy is their responsibility, so let them take responsibility (for a change) and craft an immigration plan that puts America and its taxpayers first.

If Congress wants open borders, then let them craft a bill saying that and face the voters in 2020.

Petition the Supreme Court for certiorari before judgment

Certiorari before judgment permits the Supreme Court to expedite a case by accepting the case for review before an appellate court has decided it. Our immigration emergency is serious enough to qualify for immediate review by the Supreme Court rather than taking months to weave its way through the legal slalom course of lower courts.

Let federal judges in Hawaii and Washington state who have thwarted Trump’s attempts to address the border emergency issue defend their legal reasoning, and cite legal precedents justifying how un-elected judges forcibly stymied efforts by previous presidents attempting to deal with illegal immigration.

Isn’t it odd that Congress has appropriated millions of dollars in border protection over the years for countries all over the globe, but is unwilling to draft legislation now to defend a porous border in its own homeland?

It’s enough to make you wonder if the drug cartels aren’t the only ones making money off America’s lax immigration security.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. For those who believe free speech is hate speech, move on – there’s nothing here for you to see.

Sources: thegatewaypundit.com, newsmax.com

Photo source: zimbio.com, endofwesternciv.blogspot.com, spectator.org

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©