I could write about the pneumonia that Clinton is suffering from and how she should have “blasted out the news” as soon as she heard it Friday. But, to be honest, I really don’t give a shit about her pneumonia or the fact she didn’t want to tell anyone about it.
I cannot think of a single person who wants to blast out their health condition except someone who simply wants to be the center of attention. Normal people who get sick, just go on with their lives and try to work through their illness.
I could write about her “basket of deplorables” gaff. But, she has already said she regrets using the term “half” of supporters. Of course that isn’t good enough for Trump’s people. Even though their candidate has NEVER apologized for any of the ridiculous comments he has made about several people.
Oh, he has said he “regrets” some of his comments, but won’t say which comments. He has not apologized to a Gold Star family for his vicious attacks against them. He has never apologized for his mocking a disabled reporter. So, I am not going into his trap about the “deplorables” comments.
I also could write about his Foundation and its illegal activities, but I won’t, at least today. I could write about his Vice Presidential running mate not calling David Duke deplorable, but I won’t. Instead let’s look at two things that really define the state of our nation, at least from the conservative side.
The first is the Soviet Socialist State of North Carolina. The NCAA has finally showed some guts and have cancelled their “championship” activities in the state, including the basketball tournament.
This is over the infamous HB2 Bill that says you must use the bathroom of our birth not gender. In a statement, NCAA President Mark Emmert said”
Fairness is about more than the opportunity to participate in college sports, or even compete for championships. We believe in providing a safe and respectful environment at our events and are committed to providing the best experience possible for college athletes, fans and everyone taking part in our championships.
The bill also says that local communities cannot pass their own legislation to protect LGBT rights. Of course, the state’s GOP couldn’t pass this up without being somewhat “deplorable” all by themselves.
A spokeswoman for the North Carolina GOP called the NCAA’s decision “so absurd it’s almost comical” before launching a blistering attack against the organization.
“I genuinely look forward to the NCAA merging all men’s and women’s teams together as singular, unified, unisex teams,” spokeswoman Kami Mueller said in a statement circulating on Twitter. “Perhaps the NCAA should stop with their political peacocking ― and instead focus their energies on making sure our nation’s collegiate athletes are safe, both on and off the field.”
But, I think Chris Sgro, the executive director of Equality NC, an LGBT rights group that has fought against the law summed it up best.
North Carolina is ground zero for NCAA college basketball. It’s not something you should mess with. We’re famous for three things ― beaches, barbecue and basketball ― and now Pat McCrory has stepped all over one of those with the worst LGBT bill in the nation.
Unfortunately, North Carolina isn’t known for just discriminating against LGBT. It is also known for thuggery. At his last rally in North Carolina, Trump ignored the fact that one of his “supporters” was slapping people he considered as protesters in the face.
Then there is Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky. He gave a talk at the so-called “Value Voters Summit” over the weekend. And boy, did he have some real “values” to share with the audience.
Here is what Bevin had to say about “values”.
I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically. But that may, in fact, be the case.
Bevin went on to say that he believed the U.S. would survive a Hillary Clinton presidency, but it might required bloodshed.
The roots of the tree of liberty are watered by what? The blood. Of who? The tyrants to be sure, but who else? The patriots. It might be that of our children and grandchildren. I have nine children. It breaks my heart to think that it might be their blood that is needed to redeem something, to reclaim something, that we through our apathy and our indifference have given away. Don’t let it happen.
Bevin isn’t alone in talking about bloodshed. Trump used the term more than once, especially in his famous comment about the Supreme Court when he said in August:
“If she gets to pick her judges ― nothing you can do, folks. “Although, the Second Amendment people. Maybe there is. I don’t know.”
Sorry folks, but these are the people who are supporting Donald Trump to become our next President. These are the people who in one sentence claims to love our Constitution and in the next is calling for violent action against their “enemies”.
From Donald Trump all the way down the list, these people do not respect the Constitution. They do not support free speech, unless they are allowed to define what that is. They do not support equality. They do not care if you have a job or not. They only care about power. And, they will do everything possible to rile up enough people to even use violence to gain that power.
It is really simple. There is “deplorable” and then there is “deplorable”.