Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Trump's Statement

I've sat today and been kinda amazed at the amount of support and fair amount of negativity over Donald Trump's Muslim statement.  In essence, he's said that denial of entry.....for a temporary period to ensure methods and measures on entry actually work.....could be utilized....to include tourists as well.

That set off a bunch of Muslims, a fair number of journalists, some Europeans, and the big 'boys' of the Republican Party.

Oddly, if you look across the internet.....a lot of regular people, people claiming to be past Democrats and legal minds tend to say that Trump has a point.

I would offer these four observations.  First, for over 1,300 years.....the Muslim religion has had this opportunity to reform and progress to a peaceful religion.  It has not entertained the idea.  There are people who want everyone to know that they are peaceful Muslims.....but then you read over the Quran piece where it's perfectly legit and right to lie to a non-believer.....and you just start to grin with the 'good-Muslim-bad-Muslim' piece of logic.

Second, Trump says it's a temporary idea to review what the rules are and if we are screwing up.  Obviously, the visa application of this gal in California was conducted with a fraud statement and it got by the visa folks.  Why?  We might want to answer that before allowing anyone else to enter.

Third, there are dozens of other fine countries where you can go if you practice Islam and really need to visit some other country.  I'd suggest Mexico.

Fourth, if I were depending on leadership from various members of the House and Senate Republicans.....I'm still be waiting on leadership ideas.  What I see and hear....is political chit-chat.  Maybe they need to just stay busy with politics and leave leadership to executives.

I'm really not much of a Trump believer.....but I'm getting the sense of some idiots wanting to lay blame on someone who seems to be the only idea-guy in the room.  It just seems odd.  Probably the cynical side of myself.....I'd rather find someone more worthy than a professor for the job of President.

"Pussy" or "Pu**y"?

After President Obama gave the Sunday night national speech....a number of folks sat down and analyzed it. From Fox News.....they came to Lt Col Peters.....one of their weekly folks who talks up terrorism and military affairs, and they asked him his opinion of the President and the speech....and he responded with the term "pussy".

In the military, if a guy refers to the term "pussy".....it generally means something different than what regular people or your standard college definition. It means a guy who can't really do anything or say anything.....because he's too fearful of upsetting folks.

Some intellectual folks will hear the term "pussy" and immediately go the college definition and think of a trailer-trash-chemistry major gal that they knew in Ohio State or Texas Tech.....who flaunted sexuality and was fairly promiscuous (for Alabama folks....it means her trailer door is always unlocked and usually open).

Fox News couldn't really let Lt Col Peters get away with that silly statement.....so they banned him for two weeks. Whatever paycheck he was getting....I'm guessing a thousand dollars a week minimum.....well....that's cut off until he's wrapped up his two weeks of suspension.

Now, this does bring me to pondering.

First, most folks will say that "pussy" is a four-letter word and thus must be referred to as "pu**y. It's a delicate English matter. I had a sixth-grade English teacher who noted any word in the dictionary....could be used without worrying about upsetting the sensitivities of people.

Second, when the Fox HR guy called up Peters.....did he say that Peters was on Pussy-suspension or Pussy-timeout? Or did he just say it was inappropriate? Peters probably asked him for the list of words then that you can't use to describe the President, and the HR guy froze at that point......there was no such list.

Third, how will the MSNBC hosts.....who always hate Fox News....discuss this?  Every time the word is uttered....it gets more mileage.  Some kid at Texas Tech has probably invented a drinking game where you do a shot of fruity liquor when the word is uttered with MSNBC.

Fourth, the real comedy to this whole thing is that more people are entertained or perceptive of Lt Col Peters "pussy" comment than the President's address itself.  I sat and watched the 12-minute piece.  To be honest.....there's not much you'd get out of watching it other than thinking that the President is concerned, and that this Knoxville attack which the FBI just labeled last week as non-radical Muslim.....was actually radical-Muslim.

Presently, I expect some college professor to pull this pussy-comment out and try to explain this in a political science class.  At some point.....some trailer-trash-gal will stand and get all disturbed about the misuse of the word and accuse the professor of sexism.  Eventually, someone will start a new trend #pussymatters and then we get a whole new college frustration episode with loser kids who pay $90,000 for a fake college degree and can't be serious about anything unless there's a hash-tag in front of the phrase.

Sorry if I'm cynical and sarcastic.  I'm just not "Pu**y" enough to be fake.