It’s Friday and time for our weekly shoot-the-shit. Once more, we provide you with an opportunity to make unsupported comments, use uncensored profanity, insult anyone you wish or change the subject altogether. Nowhere else will you find this level of reader commitment at no charge to you!
Thank God we are less than 39 days away from the 2016 Elections and soon all this will be history! Did you guys catch the first Presidential Debates? One thing is certain, Donald Trump is no orator – well, maybe in the Bronx he is; however, the good news comes from reading the U.S. Constitution to find that there is no Constitutional requirement for candidates to have proven oratory skills. Furthermore, you have to be around New Yorkers for a while to understand how to separate what they say from what they actually mean. Hillary Clinton on the other hand is quite the opposite. The key to Hillary Clinton is sound bite analysis. Hillary will say one thing directed at a specific group and another thing to another group. There’s nothing wrong with that except for the fact that quite often they are mutually exclusive. Meaning that if you do one thing you can’t do the other. Hillary Clinton has elevated prevarication to an art form.
All week, the media has been consumed by who won the debate; we say, who gives a rat’s ass. Borrowing from Hillary Clinton’s testimony to Congress on Benghazi “AT THIS POINT IN TIME WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!” and who won the debate is worthless; it’s content that matters. We were also a little bothered by Lester “the molester” (no indication of his character we’re simply creating a rhyme so we don’t have to subject to iambic pentameter), the moderator who was not very balanced. But, hey it’s NBC so some of that is to be expected. So, for this week’s shoot-the-shit we’d like to share our view.
Now to our analysis!
Donald J. Trump was unprepared period! Nothing else can be said.
Hillary Clinton demonstrated her characteristic disdain for the American voter by attacking Donald Trump on his failure to release tax returns suggesting he did not pay “his fair share” of taxes. She actually believes voters are stupid. Here is our take on that particular subject.
Tax laws are written by the Legislative Branch of Government, otherwise know as Congress, Hillary Clinton as Senator for the State of New York was party to drafting tax laws. If Donald Trump used those laws to reduce his tax liability, it doesn’t make him dishonest or an opportunist as Hillary Clinton would like you to think. There are numerous U.S. corporations that use the tax laws drafted by Congress to reduce their tax liability. Would you as an individual tax payer fail to take every legal and available tax deduction just so you can pay more in taxes? Obviously Not! Hillary Clinton’s allegations are ludicrous and intended to take advantage of uninformed voter sentiment.
Another bombastic claim by Hillary Clinton was her suggestion that traveling to 106 countries makes her the more experienced candidate. Folks, Hillary Clinton is the most traveled Secretary of State in US HISTORY! During her tenure as Secretary of State, she traveled over 976,000 miles to set that record. Now, without getting into a great deal of detail, what the hell was happening in the world from 2010 to March of 2014 requiring her to travel close to 1,000,000 miles at taxpayer expense. It would be an interesting exercise to come up with the fully loaded cost (loaded costa includes Secret Service, hotels, meals, family members, staff time and so forth) of her travel the U.S. Taxpayer. Other than a global boondoggle to market Hillary Clinton what did she accomplish? Not a heck of a lot!
On the issue of energy policy Hillary Clinton is clueless and she wouldn’t know a BTU from a neutron. Most individuals with some understanding of engineering do not consider the building of solar panels Star Wars technology.
On the economy, Hillary Clinton has been on the dole (living off the tax payer) for so long that she has no sense of money. Nineteen trillion dollars in national debt? What’s that? Hillary, where does money come from? Well darling money is something that’s just there.
Lastly, there was little discussion of the Clinton e-mail scandal. It’s clear that e-mail messages were destroyed and that highly classified data was exposed to compromise. Folks if she had 33,000+ personal e-mails on Yoga and wedding plans when the hell did she have time to do her job?
If suburban educated women and white voters aren’t asking these questions to drill down through the smoke and mirrors, then we, as a country, are in serious trouble.
As always, let us know what’s on your mind. Have a great weekend and be safe in whatever you do. We ask you to support our Republican members of Congress, especially those up for reelection. Vote! It has never been more important than in this election year!