Yes, yes, I know….some of you don’t think the Left’s winning.  I congratulate you and would love the name of your Rose Colored Glasses store 🙂   (Do I see glimmers of hope, yes I do, but at this point?  they’re ahead)

Having said that, I want to say that, realistically, they are winning:  They’ve got our kids through schools, they’ve got many Americans through the leftwing media, etc., etc,… and I think of this a lot and wonder WHY?

Something I just heard made me come to this conclusion:





We don’t seem to have a GEORGE SOROS and friends paying for this..for ANY of it.




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  1. Mustang says:

    The left are not winning, although the situation remains in doubt. We will hold.


  2. geeez2014 says:

    Oh, I don’t think so, Mustang. you don’t de-indoctrinate two generations of kids, minorities, etc.
    But I WOULD LOVE to hear, and be SO happy for, an explanation of how you see us ‘holding’….


  3. Mustang says:

    If social media is any indication, then there are literally tens of thousands of people sending out strong conservative messages throughout every single day. Here are people who may not agree with everything that Trump does, but they have reasoned correctly that as a people, we have to stand by Trump because right now, he’s our only hope. And conservative realize that they may not get everything they demand, which isn’t to say that they ought not demand it, but are willing to accept a bit less for as long as they can see forward motion away from the Obama legacy. The video of the young black woman at AOW’s blog speaks volumes … it is the right direction, and I suspect that there are MORE young blacks like her than there are of the BLM category. While true that our education system is poisoning the minds of our students, clearly most students reject educationalists as irrelevant, and they seem to do this by the end of their sophomore year. All is not lost, unless of course, you’ve already decided to give up the fight.


  4. bocopro says:

    Ehhh . . . I donno ‘bout that. Yes, the left has some huge donors, bottomless pits of cash for their PACs and candidates and protests du jour. But the right has some big bucks, too, and manages to raise hundreds of millions for its causes each election cycle.

    To me the biggest problem is the relentless propaganda in our schools, and not just our ivy-covered post-secondary halls of acadaeme, either – it’s in our middle and high schools as well.

    Perhaps we would be better off with providing a good, solid, useful K-12 education where kids pick up math, reading, science, and history along with some basic hands-on skills such as carpentry, mechanics, electricity . . . those sorts of things.

    A master’s degree isn’t really required, or shouldn’t be, in most areas of endeavor; in fact, a great lot of what people come out of 6 years’ worth of university with is completely inapplicable to the real world. A fine-arts degree from Vassar isn’t necessary for reciting, “Would you like fries with that?”

    So how ‘bout specialized trade-schools after high school, apprenticeship training in something like welding, wiring, programming, coding, farming, shipping, building, maintaining, manufacturing . . . you know — producing. Kinda like what the military does with new recruits right outta high school.

    Y’know . . . long ago I liked to believe that a proper college is an artesian well of knowledge where all come to drink. Well, our educational aquifer is contaminated, I’m afraid. Too many parts per thousand of skepticism, too heavy a concentration of political correctness, too lethal a dose of administrivia. The integrity of fundamentals has been sacrificed on the altar of plagiarism; the purity of truth has been raped by obfuscation; the honesty of simple expression has been drowned by technobabble. The concept of personal accountability is as difficult to get across to most students today as are the lessons of Islamic history to western Europeans.

    And . . . Jefferson’s “informed electorate” has become a lazy, gluttonous, misled, ill-informed, overfed, undereducated rabble eager to commence vast projects with half-vast ideas. They quickly run out of steam when they realize that they’re about to miss the latest episode of their favorite sit-com or worship-the-capo melodrama. Sometimes echoes of long-forgotten ethics or morals or common sense haunt them from the depths of their awareness, but the siren calls of gadgetry and infotainment and glitz and fluff soon push the old-fashioned homilies back into their silent oblivion.

    The left say they want to build a better world for everybody, one where everything is free and nobody is responsible for their actions; the gubmint takes care of everything from cradle to grave.

    In pursuit of that pie in the sky, they are noisy, obstreperous, destructive, histrionic, uncompromising, hypocritical, seditious, and sometimes hysterical, often behind masks and generally in mobs. Betcha if we could discontinue the process of enshrined professors knighting their hand-selected successors and shut down all the talk shows for a coupla years, things would calm down. The left seem to identify with the real world about the same way I can identify with giving live birth — I’ve read about it, even seen it, but can’t do it.

    Americans today like to publicly declare that they’re eager and willing to serve their nation, but as far as I can see, most want to do it only in an advisory capacity.


  5. -FJ says:

    Saul Alinsky, “Rules for Radicals”

    Rule 1 – “Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have.” Power is derived from 2 main sources – money and people. “Have-Nots” must build power from flesh and blood.

    ps -All those Non-Profits is where the Left GETS its’ money. Through “entryism”, they have captured the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Foundation and many MANY other well endowed philanthropies.


  6. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang “While true that our education system is poisoning the minds of our students, clearly most students reject educationalists as irrelevant, and they seem to do this by the end of their sophomore year”
    I don’t know this is true, I don’t see much rejection, but I hope that’s the case.

    And I hope you don’t mean me when you say “All is not lost, unless of course, you’ve already decided to give up the fight.”
    I’m just a realist. While there isn’t anybody more thrilled at the black girl from AOW’s video (I did a post pointing my readers to AOWs for it), I don’t believe she is the norm.
    My heart aches right now at a 20 yr old who left the high school I’m associated with with strong faith and conservative values….who goes to Furman College now and calls me with help trying to believe in God again and on the side of illegal refugees in this country. There was no stronger Christian girl. Thankfully, I believe she’s coming back to that.

    Bocopro….I don’t see protests, which was my point, or big movements, credited to peace-loving Conservatives. So, while I do know there is Conservative money, it’s not as effective, by FAR, as leftwing money is. This is so true “To me the biggest problem is the relentless propaganda in our schools, and not just our ivy-covered post-secondary halls of acadaeme, either – it’s in our middle and high schools as well.” It’s poison.

    FJ..that’s right.


  7. If you go here: https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php
    you will see a chart of the top 100 political donors in the 2016 election.
    I exported the data to a spreadsheet and sorted left vs right and then did an autosum.
    $437,550,652.00 to the left
    $443,689,531.00 to the right.
    Soros came in at donor #12.
    Spreadsheet available upon request.


  8. Kid says:

    Let’s see how many dems and rino’s lose their seats in 2018 – 2020 – 2022 …. I see Trump as 3rd party. That they all dislike him proves the point. Now we just need to transform the republicans into the 3rd party – the American party we need.


  9. geeez2014 says:

    Dear Algebra, please stop asking us to find your X, she’s never coming back.

    Saw that on FB and, being so horrible at math, I LOVED IT….pretty funny, huh?


  10. I am with you KId.
    Z; Y is Algebra looking for it’s X?


  11. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, As I said in my post, it’s not HOW MUCH, it’s how it’s being USED. Republicans don’t USE IT to our benefit. That doesn’t need spreadsheets for proof.

    Kid, GOod luck with that…I don’t see it happening but it COULD…depending on how Trump acts in the coming years. He has it to lose.


  12. John M. Berger says:

    “some of you don’t think the Left’s winning.”
    “They’ve got our kids through schools,”
    Well then isn’t it just a matter of time?


  13. geeez2014 says:

    JMB…I think so. But I hope I’m wrong. I don’t see kids going back to working hard, studying hard, getting off constant Smartphone junk, putting others first, marrying before having kids, stopping drugs, not being the center of their universe, etc… I just don’t see it. But, I could be wrong! I HOPE SO…SO MUCH


  14. John M. Berger says:

    “getting off constant Smartphone junk”
    It seems to me that when people choose to live in their “phone” they give-up social discourse as well as a certain amount of cognition*. They sure have the potential for brain washing when people become so dependent on them that they completely loose the ability to do any thinking on their own. I realize that what I’m saying here isn’t popular, in this day-in-age, but we shall see what happens. In the mean time I’ll just remain obsolete!

    *GOOGLE it up, there are several articles concerning studies done on the subject


  15. bocopro says:

    I was born in 1940 and got along quite well all these years without mobile phones or digital cameras or instant messaging. While admitting to being perhaps a bit too dependent upon e-mail and blogdiving in my declining years, I pride myself on still being able to walk unassisted without bumping into things as a result of focusing my attention on a tiny touch-screen in my palm.

    No, let me amend that — it’s not exactly that I’m proud of that . . . I’m actually downright smug about it.


  16. geeez2014 says:

    JMB…they covered it on FOX the other day…an expert saying that kids in college today tell their professors they just can’t read an article anymore, only a few paragraphs and they lose interest….they get stuff so quickly without having to work for it, that any work asked of them is impossible.
    Remember, we either had to wait till someone drove us to the library or walked there, looked around the shelves, checked the card files, got a book, brought it home, etc etc…held that book, read and loved it………those days are GONE FOREVER.

    Bocopro..it’s so ridiculous to see EVERYONE walking along staring at their cell phones….couples having dinner at restaurants, each on their cell phone….it’s like everything’s more important than who they’re actually WITH…little children, included….So many times I’ve seen Mommy holding kid’s hand while kid’s looking up at Mommy and Mom’s on the cell phone….



  17. Z: I’m sorry if you thought I was contesting your point with my comment about spending.
    I just thought that it was interesting that the left and right spent virtually the same amount and that Soros came in #12, and that Steyr was #!.
    The left is a block that marches in lockstep, so any amount given there has the same effect.
    The “right” is all over the map, policy wise, so contributions end up diluted..


  18. Baysider says:

    I agree there is BIG money – advertising and paying/subsidizing transport. The right does not have this mindset. We go to work, earn a living, take care of our families and communities with our own 2 hands. In other words, WE’RE GROWN UPS! We left off with such childish tantrums decades ago.

    I truly believe Prager is making inroads on campuses. Many youngsters respond when they actually get to HEAR another point of view. And they get LOTS of pushback, which reinforces that they are amounting to something. Perhaps. This has spread around the globe. For example, a guy called in from Macedonia who is translating his videos on his own initiative for the local language. Men in South America who say “we never heard this before, and it makes sense.” Our money can make a difference too, here..


  19. Baysider: We need to appeal to millennials with an X-Files approach; “You are being lied to. The Truth is out there!”


  20. jerrydablade says:

    What we need is a real conservative with a conservative core. Its worked both times its been tried in the last 100 years.


  21. Mal says:

    I believe where the controversy is, is up to now, the left had BEEN winning. HOWEVER……since
    Trump won, despite the extra heavy push against him, the left is losing ground. Yes, they are very vocal and heard……….in your face…….but that hasn’t been resonating well with the majority. To wit, look at their declining popularity in the polls and in the declining numbers at rallies.


  22. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, yes, that happens so often, doesn’t it.
    And that’s my take…they’re effective with the big bucks and we are rarely efffective…Trump didn’t win because of big campaign funds…he didn’t need anybody to learn who he was or what he stood for, did he. DARN this ability of the left!!!
    And yes, we must appeal to the YOUNG. I hope you saw Ben Shapiro’s speech at Berkeley AND the questions afterwards…there were at least two liberals who were SO highly respectful of him and he was very grateful for their having come. I believe he and Prager and others change hearts when liberals just LISTEN. It’s a fabulous speech, and I rarely take the time to listen to the whole thing, tell you the truth.

    Mal, I think the Left MIGHT be wearying of the constant negativity…I’m hoping that’s the case!!


  23. Kid says:

    More thoughts.

    I agree with MAL. The left are really stinkin up the joint and I just don’t believe a lot of people even on the left are down with that.

    I’ve seen big democrat supporters on soc media telling clinton to shut up and go away.

    Cell phone. To me it is a tool. That’s all. I don’t have games on it. I Never look at it when I’m driving. I get nervous if I look at the radio for more than a second. I use WAZE for turn by turn directions when I need Nav to make the drive easier, but I still never look at it. “I can pretty much figure out a bouncy British female voice telling me to Turn right in 200 yds then turn right when you are at the turn without looking at the screen. Ever. The stuff is so good it can tell you to move in to the other lane to the right when coming up on a freeway interchange and left lane goes one way vs the right lane.

    A battery charge on my iPhone 6+ lasts at least a week. I am stumped by people who feel the need to take extra battery charging power with them for the day. What the hell are they doing? Why does someone need an accessory that goes into their dashboard vent to hold their phone. Why does someone need an accessory to mount their phone facing them from the middle of handlebars on a bike? Believe me if I don’t look at a phone driving a car I sure as hell am not going to look at a phone while piloting a bicycle.

    I like texting. I can have a private conversation sitting right next to 5 other people.

    When at a restaurant, especially a buffet, where eventually the manager comes over and says to my wife, “You must go now, you been here 4 hour.” I may check email or look at blog post comments that I’m subscribed to. I hate talking on a cell phone and avoid it like the plague.

    I hope someone somewhere enjoyed my rant.

    Protests – We don’t do it because we know it is useless. Quick, what was that protest last month about and what did it accomplish?

    I noted 3 conservatives were damning the torpedoes and speaking at Berkeley (Coulter, Milo and someone else) and being defended by (I assume prior) Navy SEALS. Heh.

    Have a great Sunday Everybody !


  24. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, it’s young people who’ve used smartphones for a long time who are being negatively affected. I sure am not against cell phones! I text, etc, too…plenty.
    But I do think it’s a REAL negative for many people….they NEVER turn off. They can’t even grocery shop without stopping in an aisle to take a call or read a text.

    The Shapiro speech on FB is REALLY a good one, and I was impressed by some of the very respectful lib kids saying they were glad they came, they don’t agree on much with him, but were happy he’d come.


  25. Kid says:

    Cool. btw – I do see the mass hypnotic/brainwashing potential of the smart phone.


  26. bocopro says:

    “I hope someone somewhere enjoyed my rant.”

    Yeah, ah dee-yud.

    But you’re preachin to the choir with me. An’ the only battry I ever recharge is the one in my ‘lectric toothbrush, which my dentist insisted I use.

    Milady, however, has wunnadem multi-port chargers in her Sienna so the grankritters never hafta worry ’bout havin to rejoin reality when they’re on a road trip ’cause their digital stargate to some alternate dimension ran outta juice.


  27. geeez2014 says:


    SO…we ARE marching? Come on, everybody! Let’s go!


  28. Kid says:

    Nice to know bocopro. You have to take care of the grankritters. I assume you are passing on some serious knowledge to counter the culture storm. And that is good to know too.


  29. geeez2014 says:

    I think running out of juice is a great thing for kids…but GOD FORBID they’re not connected to something every second of every day!


  30. bocopro says:

    “passing on some serious knowledge”

    What surprises me most is that they actually ASK me stuff, knowing that I’ve probably touched it along the way . . . stuff like the origins and spread of Islam, WWII in the Pacific, the truth about JFK’s presidency, as well as LBJ’s, what the gluten hysteria is all about, literature, and on and on and on.

    They REALLY like to hear me give my synopses of mankind’s history, and especially my take on stories from the Old Testament. None of them ever go to church, but they hear things from their friends or on TV and ask me for clarity or confirmation.

    Kinda nice . . . reminds me of dinnertime in MY grandfather’s house back in the 40s.


  31. Kid says:

    “stuff like the origins and spread of Islam, WWII in the Pacific, the truth about JFK’s presidency, as well as LBJ’s, what the gluten hysteria is all about, literature, and on and on and on.”

    WOW ! How old are these kids!?


  32. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro,tbat IS very nice…

    I have a question for you: One of my pet peeves in ENGLISH SPEAKING is “Me and my brother..” or “When him and me went to the store..” WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? It’s literally foreign to anybody over sixty, but how do others say this? What did they learn in school and how did their folks speak?
    Also, what about “Where was he AT?” What happened to “What was he?”



  33. Kid says:

    Z, One of our cats Little Bear – and I have concluded this all started with CNN anchor people.

    HA !


  34. bocopro says:

    I don’t do pet peeves. Have ’em, as in the ubiquitous “they” referring back to a single antecedent to be politically instead of grammatically correct, such as “A person needs to take their responsibility seriously” or “the reason is because” or “centered around.”

    Apostrophes rattle my cage often, too, as in “Its, it’s, its'” or especially “their’s, her’s, our’s,” and then we have the universally misunderstood and abused semicolon. I built a grammar/diction/citing pony listing common errors and posted it on my website for my classes. But I no longer correct even my own children or grandchildren if I understand what they’re saying.

    I do correct my wife when she trips over certain diction hazards in English which aren’t even possible in Pilipino. Tagalog has no gender in its 3rd person singular pronoun, only the word “siya” which refers to he, she, or it. We often hear PInoys say, “My mother he” or “My brother she,” and Milady still after all these years does it when she gets frustrated or in a hurry with some insufferable fool. I remind her of certain idiosyncrasies ’cause I don’t want people to consider her a rube.

    Pilipino also has no letter “c, f, j, q, v, or z,” which is why the word for beer (cerveza) has to be spelled “serbesa” and comics comes out “komix.” But she doesn’t make those mistakes in writing, only the occasional 3rd-person-singular gender misfire in speech.

    Most of the time most of us get most of it mostly correct, and the point is that the communication is made clearly on the first run-through. If we correct the sentence “It’s me” to “It is I” for someone, we’ve broken “their” (that person’s) concentration, and people have been saying it wrong for so long that the proper pronoun sounds weird to us now.

    I correct people’s diction or punctuation only when they’ve made their statement ambiguous or misleading by inappropriate word choice or missing road signs, as with the infamous Rachel Ray magazine cover statement

    “Rachel Ray finds inspiration in cooking her family and her dog.”

    I mean, good grief! Ya just GOTTA point out the damage to the writer’s credibility those missing commas inject. In class, I’d suggest restructuring to put “cooking” last in the list anyway.


  35. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro..you don’t do pet peeves..? Then call it something else!
    My point is how sad it is that the misuse of language makes the user sound so dumb when they’re not. I mean REALLY smart friends of mine might say “me and my sister..” and it boggles my mind because while I’m not saying I’m better or smarter than they are, they sound SO illiterate…and they are decidedly NOT


  36. bocopro says:

    No, what I don’t do is make an issue of somebody’s saying “The reason is because” or “The data is complete” or “My criteria is” or whatever.

    Most people just don’t like being corrected on something they’ve heard other people saying for years without comment from pedants like me.

    If I get the point of “everyone needs to do THEIR job” or “you can ride with her and I,” I just let it go. Don’t like it, but discretion is the better part of criticism, even the constructive type, sometimes.

    It’s like when Milady and her biddy buddies get together to eat crustaceans — I make no vain and possibly dangerous attempt to alter their behavior. I merely leave the room ’til they’re finished and have tossed the detritus into the trash in tightly sealed ZipLocs.


  37. Kid says:

    You folks will appreciate This. Here are some excerpts form a short two page letter I got from the medicare office….
    Context: I signed up for Medicare part A but not B because I’m still on company health ins.

    – If you not want sign up for Part B when you first eligible. you may have to pay a late enrollment penalty for as long as you sign part B…. December 2017 monthly premium may go up 10 % for each 12 month period that Your could have had part B coverage., but did not sign up for it. Usually, you sign will not have to pay a late enrollment penalty if You up during a special enrollment period.

    No typos. I should have just scanned the doc….

    – If You get to sign up for part B after you meet, you are will usually have to wait until the general enrollment period……. If You have up in the general enrollment period, you or your part B will start July 1 of the year You have up.

    – you may be able to get part B in a special enrollment period if You all of these conditions: bla bla bla.

    No Typos.

    This had to have been written by Shiniqua, 3rd cousin removed from obama’s brother’s side of the family, transmitted by fax from Kenya. No doubt she is also a shoe in for one of the medical care review boards also known as death squads as part of obammycare.


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