Wednesday, January 31, 2018

MORT’s meanderings

Democrats Watching President Trump’s State- of-the-Union address, looked like petrified rats watching the approach of a Cobra snake.

It was fascinating but sad, to see the Democrat members of Congress including the usually raucus Black Caucus, sitting silently like stone-faced statues, as the President spoke.  They just sat motionless, staring off into space, utterly stunned.  It was a weird phenomenon to witness.

Senator Sourpuss Schumer appeared ashen-faced, confused and at times, disoriented.  Nunzy Pelosi has never been seen to sit in silence for so long.  She appeared frozen in place, afraid to budge – as if she had just soiled herself.  

There were countless opportunities for the Democrats to stand with the crowd or at least to applaud half-heartedly, when the President waxed eloquent with patriotic references or when he touched on issues for which they’ve been loudly advocating.  Absolutely nothing he said in the hour-plus speech that had brought the rest of the chamber-full of Americans to their feet time after time, moved the Democrats to show the slightest sign of agreement.  Their hatred of President Trump was mute but, palpable.  What a treasonous statement it made.  
                  “Hello, America:  Did you see what I saw?”
                                                                                   MORT KUFF  © 1-31-2018

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Sunday, January 28, 2018


Remember, Shakespeare once put forward the phrase, “To be or not to be, that is the question”? Well today, with the price of gasoline hovering around the price of $2.50 to $3.00 per gallon, the debate has been joined between two political ideologies, “to drill or not to drill”, that is the question today. On one side, are the people who want to tap our plentiful natural resources to get more oil, natural gas, coal, plus investing in clean nuclear power. On the other side, are the ardent environmentalists and the leaders of the Democratic Party, and many of their naive followers. Today, we use approximately 25% of our energy usage on imports from foreign countries. With Pres. Trump in charge of our energy policy, that percentage will decline sharply. We will become energy independent.

To me, as a commentator on the passing scene, I fall on the side of exploring for and using our natural resources to help in alleviating our thirst for energy and for us to not have to rely on foreign sources of energy for our energy needs. With us spending over $700 billion a year to foreign countries, many of whom are not our true friends, such as Canada (our friend), Venezuela (not our friend), Saudi Arabia (a so-so friend), Mexico (another so-so friend) etc., for obtaining much of our badly needed energy, it is a “no-brainer” to utilize what we have on land (including fracking) or off the continental shelf, to help us lessen our need for these unreliable sources of energy and keep most of that $700 billion right here in the good ole U.S.A.

Yes, the critics are correct, that we cannot drill our way out of our energy problems completely, but by being less dependent on others, and by giving us a larger energy supply, of “home grown” energy, it will keep our country safer by not having to rely on some unstable, and unreliable sources of energy in areas that are very volatile and hostile to the U.S. So, besides being a supply problem, it is also a national security problem. Of course, we must look for and develop alternative forms of energy to help wean us off carbon based fuels. But, it is not economically feasible, at this time, to make believe that we can substitute our energy needs with solar, hydro, wind etc. We should develop all forms of energy, including nuclear, not exclude one or the other, but all. We need bold leadership, in this area, to go for the “whole enchilada”, more oil, more coal, more solar, more wind, more hydro etc., etc. We can do it all, just like we did in putting a man on the moon in 1969.

Who is opposing our quests for exploring for new sources of energy? Besides ex-President Obama, our former “Liar in Chief” (and his two flunky's Biden and Kerry), we have some outside forces using their enormous influence and wealth to thwart our energy efforts to become energy independent. Thank God that Pres. Trump has given the O.K. to complete the Keystone and Dakota pipelines. Did you know that Obama benefactor and billionaire, Warren Buffet, has lobbied against approval of the Keystone and Dakota Pipelines, quite obviously because his investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, is the owner of the Burlington Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) which owns most of the rail lines in the U.S. that connect to western Canada, and they haul 80% of the crude from Canada to the Midwest and Texas. Buffet could stand to lose $2 billion plus a year if the pipeline is constituted and implemented. The longer it is delayed, the more money his company makes. In addition, we have another billionaire environmentalist “nut job”, Tom Steyer, who has pledged $100 million to Democratic candidates who will oppose the pipeline and endorse other “green projects” that Steyer endorses. So far, he's had difficulty getting the Democrats from the “red states” to endorse his proposals because they don't want to alienate the voters of their state who rely on fossil fuels for filling their state's coffers with energy taxes, most of whom are against the extreme environmental agenda of that “limousine liberal”, Tom Steyer.

Unfortunately, most Democratic candidates have bought into the scam of “global warming” (a/k/a climate change) as pushed by that non-environmental scientist, Al Gore. They all seem to be afflicted with that medical condition called “Cranial Rectal Inversion”, and the Democratic candidates seem to have a natural tendency to succumb to this malady more so than Republicans.

If you agree with me, you must get rid of the “rascals”, who have this medical condition called CRI, and you must vote into office, people who will represent you and your needs, and not just the needs of the “nay saying” Democrats and their political party, and their partners in the extreme environmental movement. So to answer the question, it is not whether to “Drill or not to Drill” , it is when, where, and how soon we can drill to tap our vast resources of natural energy right here in our own back yard. The sooner the better.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Infestation is not Immigration

The White House and Congress, when debating
a comprehensive immigration law, should take into
consideration that the problem isn't immigration
per se, but a situation that has turned it into one of
infestation when one ethnic group begins to engulf
the majority of the population and shattering any
semblance of a balanced diversification, endangering
the culture of the nation.

It's already happening across the pond, manifested
by the creation of the European Union, that has
mutated into a social and economic nightmare.
Progressives (aka) Democrats are enamored by the
European socialistic bend and want nothing better
than to follow their ideology into a quagmire that will
devour our American way of life, obliterating any
trace of our culture that has been envied by the
the world over.

The law of nature shows the devastation that can
happen when an alien species like an obnoxious
weed or tiger fish as example, is introduced into a
pristine area, causing extinction of the native species.
I can't see why I have to be delicate in how I portray
the ones who are responsible actors in this scenario,
so as not to offend them.

The previous administration protected these harbingers
of disorder with political correctness, but hopefully we
are now able to not have to mince words and get the job

Conservative commentary by George Giftos

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Does Our Constitution Need to Be Rewritten or Reread?

To listen to some far-left loons, our Constitution is a worthless piece of paper that is out of touch with present day Americans.  Imagine this group of political losers, representing mostly Democrats and anarchists, trying to undermine over 225 years of progress as envisioned by the “founding fathers”?  Our Constitution is looked upon, all over the world, as the “holy grail” of what many freedom thinking countries and governments have used as a blueprint for their own constitutions.

These “hate America” advocates can't seem to get it through their thick heads that the reason why America is #1 in the world, with all its warts, and it will remain so if we elect people into office who will strive to put America first.  These misguided people are so ignorant that whenever anything negative happens in the world, they will blame their own country first.  These American bashers come in all colors, all religions, and all genders.  One reason for this illogical increased animus toward their own country is that our educational system has very cleverly indoctrinated our students into believing that their anarchist, anti-American philosophy is the way to go and what to believe.  A large majority of today's students and young people believe that socialism is a better, more fairer economic system than is capitalism, the #1 type of economic philosophy that has made the United States the greatest country in the world, the place where most people in the world would like to emigrate to today.  The indoctrination of these malleable “heads full of mush” are easily led astray to this illogical conclusion by the aforementioned liberal Marxist/Socialist teachers and professors, that make up most of the faculties in our primary and secondary schools, and in our colleges and universities.  It is estimated that 80% to 90% of all educators fall into this leftist category rut.  The cry on most campuses is for “diversity”, but it seems that their “diversity” excludes “diversity” of faculty and opposing opinions.  A quote from Sir Winston Churchill, years ago, seems to sum up the dichotomy of young and old, and it still has resonance today.  He said; “If you are not a liberal (a/k/a Progressive) by the age of 20, you have no heart, and if you are not a conservative by the age of 40, you have no brains”.  As true as that statement might be, the younger generation makes up a sizable portion of the electorate (along with the special interest leftist-leaning minority groups) that they will determine to, or attempt to, do away with our venerated Constitution or parts thereof.

This whole scenario by some Democrats, “Never-Trumpers” and the far-left, of trying to have President Trump impeached or to have him resign, on an almost daily basis, is one of the methods they're using to undermine our democratic republic.  As the Constitution that was written by our “founding fathers” to prevent “tyranny of the majority”, it now must confront the attack on our democratic institutions by what might be called the “tyranny of the minority”.  President Trump must succeed in his quest to “drain the swamp” and to “Make America Great Again” or we will slowly sink into the abyss of of global decay like that of Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Somalia, and Libya etc.  Pray that the U.S.A. can survive this onslaught against our constitution by these anti-American zealots. It should be reread, not rewritten.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

MORT’s meanderings

Questioning President Donald Trump’s fitness
to be the President?  Who is kidding whom?

Seriously Democrats?  What did I miss here?  Was Woodrow Wilson’s fitness questioned?  Or LBJ’s fitness, or Jimmy Carter’s, or Bill Clinton’s, or Barack Hussein Obama’s?  Where was all this holier-than-thou noise-making when it came to questioning the fitness of these way less-than-competent amateurs?

Was Hillary-the-Corrupt’s fitness questioned?  Or John Kerry’s for Heaven’s sake?  Or the Joker, Joe Biden?  Or Tim Kaine’s? Or, any of the dozens of Democrats since Wilson who were nominated for high elective office, thousands of whom were elected – but pitifully few who were actually qualified to fulfill the requirements of a public office, to any degree? Where was all the caterwauling about their fitness?

How about Madelyn Not-so-bright?  And Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Lee Jackson, Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters, Jerold Nadler, Jerry Brown and the entire slew of ugly, haughtily-arrogant incompetents with a large (D) after their names, who couldn’t have passed Bellevue Hospital’s Psychiatric entrance exam?  Did I miss the questioning about their fitness?  Was it on the radio, on the TV, in the papers or did it make the news anywhere?  Or, didn’t it exist?

Oh, by the way – did any of these DemocrapDemogogues ever come close to even dreaming about accomplishing what President Donald Trump has achieved in the first year of his term?  – against all the combined opposition of every Democrat, every dissident, every anti-progress Progressive and 99.5% of the unprincipled news media?  Did I hear an admission from any of these trash talkers that their loud protests were utterly baseless – although they know it to be the fact? Nope.

So, would it be terribly unfair to question the fitness of the questioners?  
Just asking?
                                                                                            MORT KUFF  © 1-12-2018


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Should Babies Born to Illegal Alien Mothers, on U.S. Soil, be Automatic U.S. Citizens?

That arrangement is called “birthright citizenship”.

If an illegal alien pregnant woman comes into our country and gives birth on American soil, should that baby get automatic U.S. citizenship?  As of now, we grant citizenship to babies born on American soil, but no where in the U.S Constitution does it state that we should do that, contrary to what some might say.

The people who are in favor of granting “birthright citizenship”, argue that the 14th Amendment to our constitution gives those rights to those babies, but that was not the intent of the wording in the 14th Amendment.  The wording in the 14th Amendment was intended for the freed slaves after the Civil War.  The amendment reads as follows:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside”.

In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by writing:  “Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction,  is by virtue of natural law a citizen of the United States.  This will not, of course, include persons born into the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the government of the United States........”

The key phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”, was intended to exclude American-born persons from automatic citizenship whose allegiance to the United States was not complete.  When illegal alien mothers, who are unlawfully in the United States, their native country has a claim of allegiance on that mother and child.  Thus, the completeness of their allegiance to the United States is impaired, which therefore precludes automatic citizenship.  The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment is that an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisprudence of that native country, as is her baby.  (this interpretation was taken from the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform).

The only industrialized nations who have this “birthright citizenship” is the United States and Canada.  This is what has attracted this influx of illegal alien mothers giving birth on American soil.  Are we stupid or what?

Since these babies are now considered American citizens,  they are eligible for all kinds of welfare and government handouts and benefits including food, shelter, clothing, education, medical care, and being able to bring in their relatives (called “chain migration”).

The question posed at the outset of this editorial, “Should Babies Born to Illegal Alien Mothers, on U.S. Soil, Be Automatic U.S. Citizens”, should be answered with a resounding “NO”.  We are running a national debt of over $20 trillion, and by us giving all this financial and humanitarian assistance to these “birthright babies” and their immediate families (that's why they are referred to as “anchor babies”), we are causing many hardships on both the federal and state governments. According to the Washington Examiner, the swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, driven by free medical care, education, and a huge law enforcement bill.  And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state, and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit on taxpayers about $116 billion.

If we stop granting automatic citizenship to the babies born on U.S. soil by illegal alien mothers, the flow of illegal immigrants will be dramatically reduced.  That's the humanitarian way to uphold the laws of the U.S. by sending them back to their native countries without granting them U.S. citizenship. Of course, we should make the transition back to their native countries as humanely as possible, but it is something that has to be done in order to protect the sovereignty of our country.  A country without borders is not a country, but just a way station for others to take advantage of our good nature by entering our country illegally and collecting government benefits paid for by U.S. citizens taxes.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Close the door and then ask, "Who's there?" If you hear a knock

Some time ago, a couple of friends ask if they can come for
a week's visit. I agreed, but now they've been here for over
a month and are beginning to smell.

I went to the authorities when I confronted a stranger in my
house. When I asked what he was doing here, he said he
found the door unlocked and walked in. The authorities have
done nothing about it so far.

I consider the United States my home. Why aren't the
authorities evicting those who have overstayed their visas
evicted, and why aren't they arresting and deporting those
who entered the country illegally.

DACA, Dreamers, or whatever you want to call them, haven't
domiciled here legally and must go.

Anyone vital to our security or economy can petition for a
stay without privileges and get at the back of the line for

Lottery immigration is racist and chain migration should not
be allowed unless it benefits the country.

If the latter is argued to unify families, then the way to unify
them is to send them back to their country of origin.

Not fixing this disparity in immigration continues to be an
insult to the memory of my parents who entered America
legally, assimilating to it's culture loyally and lawfully.

Conservative column from George Giftos

The George Giftos bio:

Service: U.S. Air Force
Retired travel agency executive.
In management for agencies by
Fugazy World Travel
U.S. Industries
Carlson Companies 

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Ignorance is Bliss!

The more I see people on T.V. or in the news media or the entertainment industry, being totally clueless as to what economic common sense is all about, the more I've come to the conclusion that “Ignorance is Bliss”. That phrase was coined by English poet Thomas Gray in 1742, but it has relevance today in our crazy world of politics and current events. The definition of that phrase is: “it means that something you don't know can't affect you (good or bad). So, you remain unenlightened (sometimes called “blissful ignorance”). But, by being ignorant and clueless, you can be a cause for concern as policies that might be beneficial to the country as a whole, might not come about because of that “blissful ignorance”.

I recently saw a video segment by investigative reporter, Avi Horowitz, who went to the uber-liberal section of New York City called the East Village, to ask some questions. He asked random people walking on the street what they thought of the Trump tax plan. Almost 100% said they didn't like it and that it only benefited the rich. Then he said, here is Bernie Sanders economic tax plan, what do you think of it? What Horowitz did was list the provisions of the Trump plan after informing them it was Bernie's plan. Most all agreed that it was a great plan and should be adopted into law. After their praise of “Bernie's” plan, he informed them it really was Trump's plan, and they had to admit that it was a good plan after all. It seems they had all been brainwashed that anything that had to do with Trump or the Republicans was bad for the country.

I'm sure that most of those people interviewed in the East Village were educated (supposedly) people who really had no clue as to what the provisions of the Trump tax plan was. They were just repeating what they saw and heard on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC etc. and the left-leaning politicians, that since it had Trump's name associated with it, it must be bad for the country. Would you classify that to be in the category of “Ignorance is Bliss”? It seems that many people are lemmings being led to a disastrous end by the liberal elites who will spin any story about Trump and the Republicans and put it in a bad light. After all, Trump and the Republicans are “evil”, according to the main stream media and the Democrats.

Democrat leaders, like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, are predicting that “Armageddon” is just around the corner because of the passage of the Trump tax cuts etc. I'll bet my bottom dollar that they know that that emotionally charged rhetoric is just partisan babble, but in order to try to discredit a meaningful piece of economic common sense legislation, they willfully disparage the benefits that the plan offers to the poor and middle class because they know that this is a winning issue for both the Republicans and Trump, especially for the upcoming congressional and senatorial elections in November, 2018.

Never have I seen such a misinformation campaign conducted by politicians, trying to regain power, by willfully making misstatements of facts for partisan political advantage. Yes, it has been done in the past, but not to the extent it is being used today. In addition, the drumbeat, by some Democrats, to push for the impeachment of President Trump, seems to take precedence over all items that could affect the making of America great again. No doubt, Trump and the Republicans will have to overcome an overwhelming negative news media (a Harvard University report showed that 93% of all stories in the media about Trump are negative) to turn the P.R. of their tax plan into their advantage. It won't be easy, but don't count Pres. Trump out as he generally wins in the end.

Of course, the “proof is in the pudding”, as the old saying goes. If the economy booms, like Trump and the Republicans say it will, it will mean that the Republicans will hold their majorities in the House and Senate come Nov. 2018 (people generally vote their pocketbooks). When that happens, both Pelosi and Schumer will have egg on their faces and will have a lot of explaining to do. As I said before, “Ignorance is Bliss”, but that “willful ignorance” will, most likely, come back to bite the Democrats in the butt big time in future decisions and elections.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

MORT’s meanderings

Attention: LIBERALS 

I believe the time has arrived for to someone to apprize you of the intrinsic value and benefits of learning the lesson of, ‘Tolerance’. I know, I know – it is something you’ve haughtily preached since the twin diseases, HATE & PREJUDICE first appeared on Earth but, you never really subscribed to it. You’ve always been two-faced about ‘Tolerance’; preaching it but, not practicing it. Talking it up while at the same time, acting like the bigoted bastards you really are. Time to get over it. Time to grow up.

Now, pay attention; here’s the key:
STOP viewing people in groups. STOP IT! START viewing people as INDIVIDUALS. They are after all, just that – ‘Individuals’. And as individuals, they are made up of a variety of the stuff that is carried in their DNA chain. They’ve encountered a totally different set of experiences while growing up in more than likely, an entirely different environment that you did. They might have had a different kind of education than you did. They might have been indoctrinated since an early age in a different religion than has been your experience.

They are certainly different in size, shape, gender and make-up from you. Their life experiences in the military or in the world of sports; in the world of the arts; in the world of travel; in their lives of health or illness – these influences will differ in all the vagaries of individual differences that life has to offer. So, how in Hell can you have the temerity to lump them into a broad category simply for the sake of your own comfort & convenience? That is, unless you are comfy making your judgment on the basis of skin color or, some odd physical attribute like a hooked nose, thick lips or slanted eyes. Are you beginning to understand?

Now, presuming that you have opened the window and let in some enlightenment – let’s proceed by dropping the negativity and picking up some positive traits in the hope of converting your vinegar into something a little sweeter like, maybe ‘clover honey’. Let’s try.

First, get out the tool-of-choice, a pad of lined yellow paper. Now, list all the attributes, talents, skills, good points and characteristics of the ‘individual’ you have chosen as the target for your initial foray into the heavy-duty experiment of learning the human skill of ‘Tolerance’.

Next, begin to think of each aspect of this individual’s persona as a stand-alone human quality. This will make it easier to view the individual as a person comprised of many parts. Hence, you will inevitably arrive at the conclusion that it is not necessary nor is it desirable to lump this individual into a ‘convenient’ category. Hey, guess what? You’re becoming TOLERANT. 

                                                       MORT KUFF © 11-3-2018

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