Monday, March 14, 2016

Point by Point

***This has bugged me since I saw it. I went to the "sources," Occupy Democrats and Point Counter Point, which are both far left pages that back up exactly ZERO of what they put on this post. I am going to spend several days countering every one of these lies. Isn't it amazing that the party of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has the nerve to call someone else a liar?




As anyone who reads this blog knows, I am no Trump fan. However, I can't let these leftist jerks get away with this kind of crap. So, on we go:

Point #1:  As with most liberal arguments, this is a half truth. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2016/03/08/better-business-bureau-contests-claim-that-trump-universitys-ratings-improved/?_r=0)

During the period when Trump University appeared to be active in the marketplace, BBB received multiple customer complaints about this business. These complaints affected the Trump University BBB rating, which was as low as D- in 2010.  As the company appeared to be winding down, after 2013, no new complaints were reported. Complaints over three years old automatically rolled off of the Business Review, according to BBB policy. As a result, over time, Trump University’s BBB rating went to an A in July 2014 and then to an A+ in January 2015.

Admittedly, what Trump said wasn't the whole story either. But Trump University did indeed have the rating that he claimed it did at one time. 

Point #2: Insignificant. Those businesses which bear his name, however, are doing well, just as he said.

Point #3:  Now we're getting into the good stuff. Of course Obama lies when he repeats stats which he knows are bogus. The 4.9% unemployment rate does not take into account the number of people who have stopped looking for work, which is a very significant number right now. Here's where Donald Trump gets his 42% number:

Rush Limbaugh: Last night a friend of mine sent me a link to a blog that is hosted and written by David Stockman.  David Stockman was the former budget director for Ronaldus Magnus until for some reason he was taken to the woodshed and fired.  Oh, I know what it was.  He disavowed supply-side, which was his own creation.  Anyway, Stockman has run a bunch of numbers and has been able to put all of this in context and has concluded that the actual unemployment rate in the United States of America is not 5.5%, and it's not 12.5% or 13%.  It is 42.9%.

Whether or not you agree with this analysis, and frankly I think that number is a bit high, Donald Trump was not lying. There is data to back up his claim.

I can't wait to get to point #4 tomorrow!

***Prayers for the Palin family. Todd Palin, Sarah Palin's husband, was badly hurt in a snowmobile accident.

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***It's not rocket science: 124 Illegal Immigrants released from jail later charged in 138 murder cases.


***Take the Time to Dance

It was over twenty years ago. My young family and I had just moved into the house I live in now. I could hear my children playing in my son’s bedroom while I washed the breakfast dishes in the kitchen sink. Our television was on the country music video channel and I was humming along to the tunes while I scrubbed the frying pan. Suddenly, I felt a gentle tug on the leg of my blue jeans. I looked down and saw my little daughter looking up at me with her sparkling blue- grey eyes. She had snuck back into the kitchen unheard. I smiled down at her, dried my hands, reached down and picked her up. I held her in my arms and we swayed back and forth for a few minutes to the music coming from the TV. Then she giggled, gave my neck a big squeeze, and motioned that she wanted down again. I gave her a final spin around, set her down, and watched as she laughed and ran down the hallway to play again.
I knew that she probably wouldn’t remember this moment, but I made sure to place it carefully in the treasure chest of my soul. Even then I was aware of how fast she was growing up and knew that if I blinked I would miss it. I was right too. The days flew by far too fast. Soon she was too “big” to dance with Dad anymore and hugs and kisses had to be done in private so I wouldn’t embarrass her in front of her friends. Before I knew it she was in high school, then college, and then living on her own. Yet, when I look at my adult daughter these days part of me still sees that bright eyed little girl so full of laughter and love.
Time in this life is brief. Always remember then to take the time to dance. Take the time to love. Take the time to pray. Take the time to laugh and to sing. Take the time to give hugs and kisses. Take the time to watch the sunset. Take the time to thank God for every day you have. Take the time to cherish each moment you are given. Life is too short not to be lived in joy.

***I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
General George S. Patton

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