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2209, 2016

What Does Trump’s Immigration Plan Really Mean For African Americans?

By |September 22nd, 2016|Politics, Presidential, XPC|Comments Off on What Does Trump’s Immigration Plan Really Mean For African Americans?

Getting to the bottom of what Trump actually means when he speaks can be problematic. In the past, his statements have been so vague as to make them undecipherable. But since that terrible week in the summer when his polls plummeted a good ten points, he’s changed tack. Now the Donald Trump we’re getting is a lot more refined and presidential. And he’s spelling out exactly what he means.

Right from the start immigration law was a central pillar of the Trump campaign. After announcing last June, his tactic was to use immigration to win over support from white voters in the Republican primaries. He talked tough on gangs pouring in over the Mexican border. And he proposed a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the US after the terrorist attacks in Paris.
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But since then, the presidential nominee has changed his tone. He wants to appeal to more moderate voters, and in particular, African Americans. That’s left many African Americans wondering what “The Donald’s” policies will mean for them, should he win. Let’s find out.

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Many commentators have seen the rise of Trump built on the back of a sea of discontent. He’s reportedly playing on the economic disenfranchisement currently experienced by millions. Right now, millions of African Americans who have jobs are low-paid and overworked. Trump has repeatedly said that the cause of this is the flow of cheap migrants into the US, particularly from Mexico. Immigrants fill local labor markets with cheap labor. And, as a result, the price at which unskilled people can sell their labor goes down. At the moment, there are some very talented academics trying to rebut Trump’s arguments. But the problem is that they’re so common-sense, they’re bound to […]

109, 2016

Hillary Clinton’s Illness: Alcoholism

By |September 1st, 2016|Politics, Presidential|1 Comment

A DC source has disclosed that presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s serious health issues stem from rampant alcoholism. This explanation sheds new light on the string of bizarre behaviors which Hillary Clinton has displayed over the course of her campaign. Many have speculated that these behaviors are due to some form of serious illness, and alcoholism could very well be considered such, but this situation is even worse:  it seems that Hillary is not only suffering from alcoholism but also alcohol withdrawal syndrome as she keeps trying to quit.

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The symptoms that many have attributed to various hypothetical illnesses, such as her seizure-like head movements, her wild-eyed expressions, and her inability to stand or walk for extended periods of time without some form of support, can all easily be explained by severe alcoholism. But there are smaller, more subtle aspects of her condition that until now have just seemed like harmless quirks.

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For months Mrs. Clinton could often be seen wearing sunglasses at a variety of public events, regardless of the weather. This is a classic way to lessen the sharp pain of a hangover by dulling the light coming into your eyes.

Then there are the aforementioned seizure-like head motions. While we cannot say for sure that these were seizures, it would make sense if they were, as alcohol withdrawal syndrome can cause sufferers to have mild seizures. What’s more concerning is that, according to the Epilepsy Foundation, prolonged alcohol abuse has been linked to the development of epilepsy in some people. If Clinton’s seizure-like behavior is indeed from epilepsy, that too would not be entirely surprising, as her erratic bursts tend to happen most often when she is surrounded by reporters or […]

2608, 2016

Paving the Road to Hell… #NeverTrump

By |August 26th, 2016|National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Paving the Road to Hell… #NeverTrump

“The road to Hell is paved with
good intentions.” ~Unknown
It has been more than 13 months (07/21/2015) since I wrote about the Donald Trump Phenomenon where I referred to Trump as the Republican Party’s Frankenstein. (Not likening Trump personally to Frankenstein – merely pointing out the success of his campaign was an abomination of Republican actions, or lack thereof.)

Just when all those wannabe candidates were just getting into the race to be the GOP’s nominee last summer, I laid out the case for Trump. But, was I actually a Trump supporter? Nope, I actually voted for Dr. Ben Carson.

Did I believe Carson was going to be the nominee? Nope, never actually thought he’d make it but he was my choice.  My analysis of Trump’s campaign was void of emotion, as it didn’t (and shouldn’t have) matter who I desired to win if I was to make an honest assessment. The Primary Election process was the window of opportunity for those on our side to disagree and get behind whoever they wanted for whatever reason.  That window is now closed and it would be just plain silly for me to be so angry/upset/etc that I couldn’t let go of a candidate that didn’t make it.

As we move toward the General Election in November, of the two choices: #NeverTrump or #NeverHillary – I just don’t understand how that can be a difficult decision. But, there are many who claim to be Republican or Conservative who have joined the left in the #NeverTrump mantra citing they cannot vote for Trump on “principle.” Seriously?

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been so closely divided on many conservative (Christian) issues. We’ve lost some (gay marriage) while barely winning most […]

1608, 2016

McMaster Speaks to GOP Women about Trump

By |August 16th, 2016|Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on McMaster Speaks to GOP Women about Trump

Lt. Governor Henry McMaster introduced Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention.  Yesterday, at a meeting of the Upstate Republican Women in Greenville, SC, McMaster explained why he supports Donald Trump.

 

SC Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster speaks to Upstate Republican Women from Thomas Hanson on Vimeo.

1108, 2016

YouTube Labels Trump Video Inappropriate

By |August 11th, 2016|Culture, National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on YouTube Labels Trump Video Inappropriate

It is mind-boggling how much YouTube has become part of our society.  Last year, I read somewhere that Google was the number one search engine (no surprise) but the number two search engine was YouTube – a website which was designed for videos, not to compete with Yahoo, Bing, or Google had risen to be the second most-used search engine on the internet. That’s pretty incredible.

There’s not much you can’t find on YouTube, from old full-length television shows to thousands of home-made DIY instructional videos. Forget about the radio, you can play non-stop music videos on YouTube.

There’s also simply no shortage of stuff that’s not useful; stupid videos, crude videos, and nearly any level of material that someone could find inappropriate.  Of all the videos I’ve ever watched on YouTube, the first time I ever saw the following screen was when I attempted to watch a Donald Trump video called the Vicious Snake.

The video has been out for several months and has nearly 5 million views (at the time of this writing). The content of the video is largely Donald Trump reading an old poem while playing mainstream media news clips.

So what’s offensive about the content that it has to be marked “inappropriate”?

Is it offensive because it’s Donald Trump reading the poem?

Is the poem supposed to be offensive to people who like snakes?

Or… could it be that the subject matter in the news clips is; destructive muslim refugees?

Perhaps, if snakes could possibly be offended, then they could be offended by the comparison of themselves to muslims? But, snakes don’t watch YouTube silly, so that can’t be it.

Video embedded below bypasses the content warning – click here to view directly on YouTube.

1802, 2016

Evert’s Electables – 2016 Presidential Edition

By |February 18th, 2016|Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Evert’s Electables – 2016 Presidential Edition

Evert’s Electables
GOP Presidential Preference Primary
Election Date: February 20, 2016

PLEASE NOTE—

For candidates already in an office, my comments reflect their voting records over the course of their tenure. I will list all the rankings I can find. Most organizations do not rank Governors, but only US House and US Senate members, so bear that in mind.
For those who have never run for office before, and who claim a position, I will state their claim, but understand I have nothing by which to verify that claim.

At the time of this writing, the candidates listed below will be on the SC ballot. I will deal with each candidate, his stance on the issues, and who is supporting them, followed by my analysis. Below this list will be a list of the candidates who have dropped out.

TOP TIER

Ted Cruz             

Endorsed by Wendy Nanney, Alan Morgan, Dr. Tony Beam, Charlie Condon (former Attorney General of SC), Jeff Duncan (SC Rep, District 3), Lee Bright (SC Senate), Garry Smith (SC Rep), Mike Burns (SC Rep), Jay Jordan (SC Rep), Bill Chumley (SC House), Stephen Brown (former Greenville County Republican Party Chairman), Nse Ekpo, Ken Wingate, Dr. James Dobson, Glenn Beck, Dr. Glen Robinson, Steve Deace (talk show host), National Police Assoc., David Barton (Wall Builders), Rep. Louis Gohmert (R, TX), Iowa Congressman Steve King, Ginni Thomas (wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas), Bob Vanderplaats, Brent Bozell, Phil Robertson, Ken Cunccinelli (former Attorney General of Virginia), Morton Blackwell (founder of Leadership Institute), Bob Barr (former Rep from GA, past Libertarian nominee for president), Tom McClintock (Rep. from Calif.), Ken Buck (Rep, CO), Mark Meadows (Rep. from NC), Jack Welch (former CEO of General Electric), Gary Bauer, Tony Perkins (president of […]

1702, 2016

SC Presidential Forum Streaming LIVE on PNN

By |February 17th, 2016|Politics, Presidential|1 Comment

ENDED at 8PM – Attempting to get it in a form to replay – please check back later.

 

 

1002, 2016

The Bullies: Why Evangelicals Like Trump

By |February 10th, 2016|Editorial, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on The Bullies: Why Evangelicals Like Trump

“Donald Trump is such a bully that I
can’t understand why evangelicals like him!”
I’ve heard that and have read it (or similar statements) in many social media postings from people who are genuinely dumbfounded as to why. There has been no shortage of people declaring that Christians either “won’t” or “shouldn’t” vote for Trump. There have even been those calling a person’s faith into question if they do support Trump.

The quickest and simplest way to explain the “why” is to point to the saying; “The enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Bully #1: The Left (Democrats) long ago declared Christians their enemy. They have fought for abortions, to remove God from our public schools, forced sexually deviant lifestyles on us and our children, all with no tolerance of Christian faith while preaching to Christians that it is they who should be tolerant.

Bully #2: The Press (Mainstream Media) are practically joined at the hip with the Democrats. Since The Left cannot truly align their agendas with a Christian faith, they have the Press out there constantly justifying everything The Left does. They have loaded us up with talking heads and faux polling data in an effort to guide the sheep in their direction.

Bully #3: Hollywood uses star power to constantly reinforce the agendas of the left (global warming, sexually deviant lifestyles, etc). And, where most people say they aren’t interested in politics, just try to find any mainstream show where politics isn’t injected – it is virtually impossible.

Bully #4: The GOP (Establishment). This category is more of a mixture of bullies and enablers. We have those “Lindsey Graham types” which call their own constituents “bigots” because they want our borders closed, but for the most part, it […]

202, 2016

2016 Iowa Caucus Results

By |February 2nd, 2016|Iowa, Politics, Presidential, State|Comments Off on 2016 Iowa Caucus Results

Enough results are in to call it for Republicans, with Ted Cruz finishing first, Donald Trump second, and Marco Rubio in third place.  Results for the remaining candidates are rather insignificant. Cruz gains 8 delegates out of Iowa as Trump gains 7, followed closely by Rubio with 6. The only other two candidates to even score delegates were Ben Carson with 2 and Rand Paul with 1.

Results for the Democrats are very tight between Hillary Clinton and proclaimed socialist, Bernie Sanders.

911, 2015

Ben Carson Leads with Southern Ladies

By |November 9th, 2015|Politics, Presidential, South Carolina, State|Comments Off on Ben Carson Leads with Southern Ladies

GOP Presidential Candidate Ben Carson is
in first place among South Carolina Women
In a poll conducted this past weekend for PNN by Compingo Marketing and Research, it didn’t really surprise us to see Donald Trump hit the number one position in South Carolina with 26.3%, but there were some interesting points, particularly when it comes to the female voter.

There were nearly 1500 voters polled in the state of South Carolina. Here is the breakdown:

Now if you take Trump’s support and you break it out by gender, you will find that Trump is pretty even having 51.6% male supporters and 48.4% female supporters. It doesn’t matter whether you like Donald Trump or hate him – what this says, without all the rhetoric, is that his campaign is doing a good job.

Now, if only women were allowed to vote in South Carolina, then Trump is no longer in first place – Ben Carson is. Strictly looking at the female side of the poll, Carson is at 26% and Trump trails at 23%. Carson’s support, when you break it down by gender is at 37% male and 63% female. For whatever reason, Carson has connected with the southern female voter. What this really tells us is that Carson’s campaign needs to be adjusted, that it isn’t well-rounded. That’s not a bad thing – what it actually shows is that Carson has an avenue by which he could catch up to, or even overtake Trump. The campaign just needs to come up with a strategy to maintain their lead with females while they cure their deficiency with males.

Oddly enough, as extreme as the split is between genders with Ben Carson, Marco Rubio’s gender split was 32% male and 68% female. […]