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ENOUGH OF THE HATRED TOWARD TRUMP

It’s totally embarrassing. Prominent people in the limelight, including entertainers, politicians, media and other celebrities, embarrasses me as an American and makes me ashamed that this is all we have to offer for examples of class and decorum.

I get it, about free speech and all that. Yes, people have those rights. But famous people, who have prospered by the capitalist systems with America, and who know they have a wide audience, are using their fame to bend minds and bathe in plaudits of like-minded audiences. Roasting is one thing. Downright mean spirited – and low class – is another.

Where can we begin? Let’s start with one of the late night unfunny men, Stephen Colbert, who couldn’t shine Johnny Carson’s shoes as a comedian. Johnny Carson had thousands of opportunities to use (abuse) monologues by needlessly and bitterly insulting a sitting president, he never did. We all know he had his political preferences, but he never stooped to disgusting insults. Here’s a recent example of Colbert. Pay particular attention to the last two minutes.

I’m not writing this as “pro Trump” essay. I’m writing it as an ashamed American. You can change channels and find similar garbage disguised as

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LEGALIZE POT? THINK ON IT LONG AND HARD.

LEGALIZE POT? THINK ON IT LONG AND HARD

By Marshall Frank 

     (This editorial appears in the April 28 issue of Florida Today)

Legalize marijuana?  Well, there are plenty of pros and cons to go around.

As for me, my 30-year police career in Miami-Dade and my personal trials and tribulations have taught me that marijuana may have some positive points, but that doesn’t mitigate the harmful aspects. One of them is the gateway dilemma for graduating into drug abuse, especially among the youth.

Let’s start with the story of Bowen. This boy had the misfortune of being born into a family where his young parents would divorce and the mother retained custody of the child. I say “misfortune” because the mother was a flower child who thought the dangers of pot were overblown. She smoked pot regularly among friends and little Bowen. She even offered a joint to the 12-year-old child, telling him, “Here, you don’t have to do this behind my back.”

With tacit approval, Bowen not only became a regular user, he used to steal some of his mom’s weed and sell it at school. By the time he reached ages 16 to 17, he had graduated

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RANKING OBAMA’S PRESIDENCY

Barack Obama was the worst president in American history. That’s my humble opinion. And no, I am not a racist.      

     My opinions are based on what he did and did not do in office that affected America, or affected the free world and our allies. I’ll try to keep it short. (Not easy)

     On the international stage, nowhere is America, or the world, better off now than in 2009, which includes Russia, North Korea, Europe, Israel and virtually all of the Middle-East and North Africa. It’s all worse today than it was when Obama took office. Obama was great at speeches, photo ops and pandering to minorities and immigrants as a cool guy. But his motives and lack of achievements tell the real truth.

     Israel and its leadership, our staunch ally, were treated like crap by the administration. Obama was the first president to support Israeli boundaries back to the pre-1967 war, which we all know would be suicide for Israel. And, he oversaw the first time America did not support Israel in the UN Security Council by voting against the Jewish state. Countries like Iran, who have sworn to destroy Israel and constantly chant “Death to America,” were coddled

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AFTERTHOUGHTS

In my 2015 book release, The Way Things Oughta Be, I offer numerous chapters with analyses and suggestions for improving the world, whether it be politics, science, education, criminal justice, family issues, love and romance and so much more. At the very end of the book, I present a chapter titled, “Afterthoughts” which is a list of one-liners, without essay or analysis.

     I thought some folks might be interested…so I extracted this chapter and created a short blog.  (With the author’s permission, of course) See what you think.

                                                            AFTERTHOUGHTS

Sometimes, a simple answer can identify a question.  According to your author, here are a few one-line reflections on – The Way Things Oughta Be:

  • Smart people should think twice about the long-range consequences before blanketing their bodies with tattoo ink.
  • Parents who sit with their kids at restaurant tables engrossed with tablets and smart phones tell me they’ve lost the ability to communicate.
  • I’m a fan of space travel, but I also wonder if the enormous costs outweigh the benefits, and those billions of dollars could not be better funneled to more pressing needs.
  • Abolish car alarms. They are useless costs added to the price of an auto.
  • Schools,
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MEASURING THE HYPOCRISY IN D.C.

The double-standard is beyond belief. So is the hypocrisy in the relentless attacks on President Donald Trump from Day One of his election just a couple months ago. He may bluster sometimes, but in truth his only crime was getting elected.

     Start with the frenzy over the allegations that the Russians were involved in politicking for Trump in the last election, though there is no evidence to support that, as noted by the FBI Director and other Intelligence experts. None!  Left wing news pundits declare that Trump should be impeached. For what? Breathing? Hatred for the new president before he’s even had a chance to serve is beyond comprehension.

    Speaking of interfering with an election, did anyone in the left-wing media chastise Barack Obama for not only meddling, but spending American taxpayer money to support the opposition to Israeli’s Prime Minister Netanyahu in the 2015 election there?  Our government was clearly engaged in trying to skew that foreign election.  Numerous news reports cited the deal, which would then make Obama complicit. Anyone call for his impeachment? Any hateful references to Obama — by anyone?  Where is MSNBC, CNN, ABC and CBS?

( For more info, see link, below)

     Why didn’t

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SANCTUARY CITIES – SEEDING THE LANDSCAPE

How do I tell my kids and grandkids, that they should always obey the law, uhh, except when they don’t like the law?

     That begs the question: Why do our elected representatives on the left openly protect and approve of those who blatantly break our immigration laws?

     Whenever a president, governor or mayor takes office, they take an oath to faithfully preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, i.e., to follow the law. Fact is, hundreds of these officials know they will be breaking the law as they recite the pledge.

     With all the hoopla about illegal immigration, it is stunning to learn that the administrations of over three hundred cities and towns in this country have been breaking laws every day by declaring their venue as “sanctuary” meaning, law breakers are given immunity, de facto, from enforcement based solely on the political leanings. They are telling our kids, “We don’t like this law, so we give ourselves permission to violate.”

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel, for example, openly declared in November of 2016, that his city will always remain a sanctuary venue for law-breakers, the law be damned. Emanuel joins the mayors of New York, Los Angeles,

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HOLLYWOOD STARS FALL FROM PEDASTALS – FLORIDA TODAY OP-ED

Hollywood glamour fades in face of un-American actions

Marshall Frank, Community columnist 1:00 a.m. ET Feb. 24, 2017 (Pub. by Florida Today)

 

What is it about Hollywood celebrities that make them think their excrement smells like garden roses? Do they truly believe the whole world should love them as they love themselves?

Why should mere mortals like us pay attention to far-left slants from propagandists like Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn? Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Jane Fonda, Penn, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Spielberg and others are all great actors and directors. But their claim to fame is pretending to be other people and getting paid mega-millions. That’s it.

They don’t save lives. They don’t fight for our country. They don’t fix veterans issues or support cops who risk lives daily for them. Sure, they donate to charities for tax credits and pretend to be humanitarians. Very few would have the moxie to give up a first-class airline seat to an American soldier, as did Amy Adams.

They are, for the most part, beneficiaries of the capitalist system they claim to abhor. And God forbid their favorite presidential candidate loses. Their fame gives them power few others will ever have.

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