(This is a multi-part commentary covering several separate issues.)
Three days after a bomb exploded at a mosque in suburban Minneapolis, a White House official told MSNBC that he isn’t yet convinced the attack was not a “fake hate crime.”
President Trump has not issued a statement — via Twitter or the White House press office — since the attack at Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center took place.
On MSNBC, Sebastian Gorka, a top national security adviser to the president, said the president won’t speak out about the bombing until “local authorities provide their assessment.” (Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has called the bombing “a criminal act of terrorism.” The local police handed the investigation to the FBI.)
“When we have some kind of finalized investigation, absolutely — so, you know, there’s a great rule, all initial reports are false, you have to check them and you have to find out who the perpetrators are,” Gorka said in response to a question about whether the White House will address the bombing.
Good for Gorka. After all we saw a whole series of “fake hate crimes” allegedly committed by Trump supporters after the presidential election. But they all were committed by Trump haters, including one muslim female, in a plan to smear Trump backers.
This Minneapolis “bomb” sounds like another fake crime to get sympathy for muslims since it came shortly after a muslim cop shot a white woman to death in Minneapolis. There would be nothing better than a little bomb to distract the people of Minneapolis from the shooting, and to focus sympathy on muslims.
This bomb was small and did not hurt anyone. It looks like the perfect “fake hate crime” designed to attract attention but not do any real damage or injure anybody. If it were a real bomb we can rest assured that there would have been real casualties as there are when muslim terrorists injure and kill thousands of innocent people all over the world every year now.
Another Trump Supporter Murdered
ABC6 in Pennsylvania reported this about the fourth known murder of a Trump supporter since last year:
A man is under arrest, accused of killing his next door neighbor in West Goshen, Chester County.
Police have charged Clayton Carter, 51, in the shooting death of G. Brooks Jennings.
Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 300 block of Box Elder Drive for a dispute between Carter and Jennings about cursing and video recording in the back yard. Police said they were able to resolve that dispute.
Then at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday, police say the neighbors got into another dispute. Carter told police that Jennings shined a light into his eyes while he was outside. Carter then allegedly pulled a car onto his lawn, shining the high beams of the car on Jennings’ property.
Carter then allegedly retrieved a .380 semi-automatic handgun from his house and confronted the victim again outside.
Officials say Carter shot Jennings once in the head, knocking him to the ground. Carter then allegedly stood over Jennings’ body and shot him once more in the head.
Carter is an anti-Trump extremist and Jennings was a Trump supporter and a Republican committeeman. And it is important to remember that racist congresswoman Maxine Waters has called Republicans “demons”. And so violent and deranged leftists pick up on this, and countless other forms of incitement, and kill or injure people associated with president Trump and the Republican party.
This is disgusting, but this is what we get from the violent left. They claim to be “peaceful” and “tolerant” but that is the opposite of the truth.
God bless Mr. Jennings. May he rest in peace. And may his murder expose these anti-Trump militants for who they really are. The other victims were in Mississippi, Atlanta and New York state.
Sinead O’Connor Flips Out
Here is another left-wing lunatic, the pop singer Sinead O’Connor who is famous for ripping up a photo of Pope John Paul on national TV in 1992. This is from the New York Post:
Troubled singer Sinead O’Connor has posted an online video saying she’s suicidal — and living in a motel “in the arse end of New Jersey.”
“I’m all by myself. And there’s absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist, the sweetest man on earth, who says I’m his hero, and that’s about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment … and that’s kind of pathetic,” the “Nothing Compares 2 U’’ singer says, weeping.
“I am now living in a Travelodge motel in the arse end of New Jersey” — Hackensack, she said.
“I want everyone to know what it’s like, that’s why I’m making this video.
“Mental illness, it’s like drugs, it doesn’t give a s–t who you are, and equally what’s worse, it’s the stigma, it doesn’t give a s–t who you are.
“And suddenly all the people that are supposed to be loving you and taking care of you are treating you like s–t.’’
Yes, Sinead, that is what happens to people who hate God, like so many anti-Trumpers and leftists and entertainers do.
By the way, this female has four children. Where are they in all of this?
Anti-Trump Media Get More Loony
If you want to know how bizarre the Trump-haters in the media are, look at this from a very liberal but respected website called Politico by a writer named Michael Whitney:
Halfway through Year One of the Trump presidency, the Democratic base is energized. Its voters are showing up at rallies, crowding town hall forums, self-organizing into local groups and scaring Republican incumbents: If Democrats turn out to vote in the 2018 midterms at the same levels they have in 2017’s special elections, the party will pick up 80 seats in the U.S. House.
There’s one glaring flaw and brazen contradiction in this analysis and that is that Republicans won all four of those ‘special’ elections along with the mayor’s race in Omaha, Nebraska. On top of that the West Virginia governor just switched parties from Democrat to Republican.
So what is this guy Whitney talking about?
It’s easy – he is totally ignoring the facts and is predicting that the whole world is collapsing on president Trump because that is what he wishes would happen.
But this blindness is not a bad thing since this is how Trump won. Democrats and their media cronies were so dazzled by their predictions of Hillary’s victory that they ignored what was happening in the real world. This led directly to Trump winning. And Nikitas3.com believes that we will see similar outcomes in 2018 and 2020.
French President’s Popularity Falls
The new French president, who was elected in May, is a young, glamorous media golden boy named Emmanuel Macron.
Macron won after the massively unpopular socialist president Francois Hollande quit after one term after bungling the economy and terrorism.
Macron handily defeated conservative anti-European Union, pro-border-control candidate Marine Le Pen and so the media glorified Macron for slaying the anti-socialist Le Pen.
But Macron is fairly centrist and now his popularity is plummeting since he actually is trying to do two things that France needs badly to revive its stagnant economy – rein in government spending and control the extremist labor laws that are strangling the business sector.
The people of France have about 75% of the standard of living of Americans, or about $42,000 per person per year in economic production. France suffers high unemployment, low growth levels and lower living standards than the US from decades with a static socialistic economy.
We know how much the Europeans love their government programs, and why that issue is harming Macron. Then those union-inspired labor laws are really damaging the economy. For instance those laws make it very difficult to fire a worker once that that worker is hired. So French companies simply hesitate or decline to hire workers in the first place. This leads to high unemployment, usually about twice the US rate.
These types of laws are inspired by French unions which are powerful, violent and corrupt, i.e., controlled by communists. They even have kidnapped business executives.
This whole situation hinders any opportunity for France to become an economically free nation. France really needs reformers throughout its government, not just in the presidency. And they do not have them at this point.
Post Office Shows Failure of Socialism
Look at this from Fox News about the US Postal Service. Notice how the article lists the financial problems at the PO but never suggests that maybe the pampered, underworked and unionized crybabies who work for the post office might take a pay cut or pension cut to help to balance the books.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service warned Thursday that it will likely default on up to $6.9 billion in payments for future retiree health and pension benefits for the fifth straight year, citing a coming cash crunch that could disrupt day-to-day mail delivery.
The service said it expected cash balances to run low by October and to avoid bankruptcy would likely not make all of its payments as required under federal law. Postmaster General Megan Brennan stressed an urgent need for federal regulators to grant the Postal Service wide freedom to increase stamp prices to help cover costs, citing continuing red ink due to declining first-class mail volume and the expensive mandates for retiree benefits.
The Postal Service has already defaulted on $33.9 billion in health benefit pre-payments. Left unresolved, the rapidly growing debt means that American taxpayers eventually could be forced to cover the massive costs when future postal retirees seek to cash in on the benefits to which they are legally entitled.
The Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $2.1 billion, compared to a $1.6 billion loss in the same period ending June 30 last year. That came after double-digit growth in package delivery was unable to offset drop-offs in letter mail, which makes up more than 70 percent of total postal revenue.
After a 10-year review, the regulatory commission appears likely to give the Postal Service more flexibility to raise rates, marking the biggest change in its pricing system in nearly a half-century. The commission might limit how high prices could go, but the cost of a first-class stamp, now 49 cents, could jump. It’s not known how much.
Imagine that – 49 cents to mail a single letter and the post office is still failing. That is because we have this heavily unionized Postal Service which is no longer technically a government agency, but it really acts like one. It is controlled by its unions and by laws set in Washington
It is yet another failed left-wing institution with terrible service, and somehow the post office is supposed to be immune to the laws of economics, and the public will end up being asked to pay. As usual.
This is absurd. Nikitas3.com has recommended many times that the post office hire Fred Smith, the founder of FedEx, to fix it. Smith could go into work Monday morning at 9, fix the whole deal with a few new rules, and go home by noon.
On second thought, let’s just allow FedEx to take over the post office. There. Problem solved. Now here is a quick word about another grossly inefficient government-run joke called Amtrak:
For a sterling example of how poorly Amtrak works, consider the US airline industry.
The airlines were not created by nor are they funded by the government. This industry is not planned out by Democrats or bureaucrats. It is in the private sector. It grew of its own accord and was developed by realistic and rational men who applied existing technology to the problem of moving people.
The airline industry is a crucial player in our economy yet it gets relentless criticism from liberals since liberals did not create the airlines, and do not control them.
Meanwhile liberals endlessly promote and advocate for a listless, inefficient, expensive and corrupt government-run passenger railroad system called Amtrak. It carries only a fraction of the number of passenger as our profit-making airlines do (Amtrak carries 84,000 passengers per day while our airlines carry 2 million per day) but Amtrak takes a $1.5 billion annual taxpayer subsidy, or $50 for every single Amtrak ticket sold. Meanwhile airlines take no subsidy and actually pay taxes to the government.
Liberals continue to suggest that if only we had a European-type rail system that America would be wonderful, and that all we need is more taxpayer billions to make Amtrak perfect.
This is false and backward. First, Nikitas3.com estimates that up to 50% of all Amtrak tickets sold every year – more than 15 million tickets – are sold to train lovers who want to go for a train ride, that these passengers could easily find another cheaper, faster, more efficient and/or more direct way to travel if they chose to do so (bus, drive, fly).
Many of these train fanatics are also the same people who are keeping Amtrak alive with activist campaigns describing how vital Amtrak allegedly is.
It is not. Amtrak could be shut down and it would have no effect on the economy. If our airlines shut down, the economy would collapse overnight.
Second, Amtrak runs many long-haul cross-country trains that should have been shut down decades ago. They lose huge amounts of money and waste large amounts of energy.
Third, even the European passenger rail system is massively inefficient, expensive and largely outdated, having been laid out in the 19th century before cars, buses, highways and planes.
Europeans today are flocking enthusiastically by the billions to their highways and to their private airline system which is vastly cheaper, more fuel-efficient, and ten times faster than the trains. If you would like to read a Nikitas3.com essay about the myths of passenger train travel in the US and Europe, click here.
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