do what I say, not as I do
these leftists and their antics...
wasn't it just a couple years ago, when the Left screamed bloody murder responding to The Donald, when he would not commit to accepting the election results during a debate? They were, like, oh my gosh...that's just horrifying. Quoting The Hil-liar-y now: “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy.
that was then, when Hillary saw herself coasting into the Oval Office without so much as a hiccup. At the time, she felt most certain, that it would be she, not he, who ended up on the right side of the electoral vote tally, in the end -- just like everybody else on the Left who fell in line singing the second verse, same as the first.... I'm with HER! I'm with HER!
Oh the shock and horror of the results. Oh the shock and horror of the level of delusion within the ranks; everybody got it wrong; and when I say everybody, this girl is mostly referring to the mainstream media, the pollsters, and how the reality of just so many interpretations of the pulse of the people were so spot OFF.
You know, nearly half of the American people feel one way, veering left (ideologically speaking) -- while miracles upon miracles, making nearly, the entire other half, feeling drawn towards another (ideologically speaking).
So to be clear, at the risk of repeating myself: half of the country happens to veer in a totally different direction, ideologically, than the other. [I know; it's weird.]
Nearly half one way; and the other half, another.
Okay? Are we on the same page yet?
Nearly half of U.S. goes left, while the other half goes right.
Now -- noting "nearly" in equal portion; but the truth is, many of U.S. happen to fall more in line with the oooey gooey middle.
Of course -- ever since The Donald got elected president, the Left has not only fought the legitimacy of the election results, complicated matters with starting the Russian conspiracy hoax, but have never treated the administration, especially President Trump, himself, with so much as a hint of respect of the office/position of power around the globe. Not even a crumb.
Never mind that election laws are currently being broken left and right; no, scratch that, I mean, left and left; and see also, falling under the heading of leaving no election fraud behind, this.....here ya go.
It's just feels like nonstop nonsense.
It never ends.
And so whatever -- Jim Acosta at CNN gets a judge to restore his press credentials -- big whoopie. Good luck, Jim, getting called upon ever again.
Can we get back to actually talking policy, in keeping with good governing?
Can we get back to cementing the Rule of Law in areas like immigration, securing border lines and enforcing red lines, protecting not only this nation's sovereignty, but the check books of the American taxpayer?
and oh Macron....typical french punch and pomp...“Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism,” Macron said [Armistice Day 2018]. “By saying, ‘Our interests first, who cares about the others,’ we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what gives it grace and what is essential: its moral values.” Yeah like if it weren't for caring for the whole world, wonder how WWI would have turned out without the US of A...yeah,you're welcome, France. And all the while, America held a pretty strong stance on immigration, beholden to our sovereign borders and all. (this links to just a quick set of fun facts)
But seriously? Is that really what Trump is saying, when speaking of keeping America's best interests first and foremost? Does it immediately extinguish any and all concern for the rest of the world, when in the position of the safe keeping of the American people, American interests? Does it?Does nationalism really negate any sense of compassion for others, or is this just heated rhetoric over an open fire to make cheap pate out of Trump's remarks? say oui
According to the world of Google --
the quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one's country.
"a highly decorated officer of unquestionable integrity and patriotism
patriotic feeling, principles, or efforts.
synonyms: patriotism, patriotic sentiment, flag-waving, xenophobia, chauvinism, jingoism
"their extreme nationalism was frightening"
an extreme form of this, especially marked by a feeling of superiority over other countries.
plural noun: nationalisms
advocacy of political independence for a particular country
Hmmmmm do you think the definition for nationalism has been tweaked in recent years?
I believe this may be a case of defining outside the lines, what say you?
Since when did the word nationalism begin to take on extremism as a natural transition...calling a string of words "synonyms" in one breath -- from "patriotism to patriotic sentiment to flag-waving to xenophobia?...chauvinism? jingoism?" To be fair -- and balanced -- given all of the last free "synonyms" show "extreme patriotism" also listed as a proper synonym, one would have to question the selective edit. If you are going to extremes, then you should at least be consistent, right, Google?
Why did patriotism get a pass? IF there happens to be such a thing as "extreme patriotism" -- and there is -- then where's the complete definition? Where's the derogatory translation as so freely characterized in nationalism, almost with glee? Like, there isn't even a list of synonyms included, as divined by design by Google. what up
Now reaching for an old, ancient really, dictionary....you know, the kind we find in print, with its binding showing its age, and picking up, ever so slightly, a funky, musty smell when flipping its pages. This one just so happens to be The Winston Dictionary, College Edition; and one of the few things I cherish -- as in, probably taking it with me in case of fire, for it belonged to "pop," my grandfather, dating back to when he was attending Johns Hopkins University.
He was here, in these pages; and now catching myself hypnotized in thought, just why "wherewithal" and "sympathy" and "finale" were among a spattering of words with check marks next to them. oh well...moving on....It reads like so:
Nationalism -- 1. patriotic feeling, efforts, or principles; devotion to the interests or glory of one's own country; 2. advocacy of , or demand for, national independence; 3. a policy that demands the carrying on of all industries by the nation; 4. an idiom, trait, or custom peculiar to any nation.
Patriotic -- adj. characterized, or influenced, by love of country. adv. patriotically. n. patriotism.
Please note in the margins: according to The Winston Dictionary, with its first printing nearly one hundred years ago..."patriotism" didn't even warrant its own definition, but "nationalism" did. what up
I mean, c'mon, just a few words from nationalism we find nativism -- the practice of favoring native born citizens rather than immigrants. philos. the doctrine of innate ideas, or that the mind may receive impressions from within itself.
Wouldn't this be more a synonym to xenophobia, chauvinism, and jingoism?
Let's Google it....
the theory or doctrine that concepts, mental capacities, and mental structures are innate rather than acquired or learned.
the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants.
"a deep vein of xenophobia and nativism"
Wow. There ya go.
And look at that.
Do you see it?
I guess Australia doesn't have policy protecting the interests of native-born Australians against those of immigrants; I guess Mexico doesn't have policy protecting the interests of native-born Mexicans against those of immigrants
And what say you, France -- what's the latest?
oh, oui -- I see
America isn't alone, and yet because it's Trump leading the home of the brave -- the global-elite and the ragtag team of leftists media, make edits after edits after edits, only to denounce any and all policy coming out of this administration; never mind, that Trump is echoing the ideological differences of nearly half of the entire country, if not half (or quite possibly, the whole) of the entire world.
And it's not just about where we all stand on immigration --
thinking, um, in areas like, um, climate change now.
And no, we don't have time to get into it just now; we've said enough for one day.
So let me leave you reading the most fascinating read from Daily Mail -- Why 536 AD was the worst year to be alive.
The fog...rolled in and never left....
So something other than fossil fueled cars caused climate change? A natural wonder, like a volcano, is to blame for catastrophic loss of life and the ability to grow food -- without the help of modern man and the industrial age? Seriously? Say it isn't so.
what a riot.
face it folks, the entire country disagrees on most everything.
Some might blame it upon the fall lines -- that being, falling directly by party lines; but I would like to think that many of us just think deeply... widely... deliberately... and vigorously.... upon many things day in and day out all on our own and without nefarious influence or outside pressure.
Do unto others
and you would have them do
and you would have them do
Make it a Good Day, G