This, is a Suicide Note

It is time to kill the Republican party.


This is being written before the election, however, I am not releasing it until after the election.

This, is a suicide note.

The Republican party, as it does every two years, in every election, fractures. The party as a whole, is an inclusive party at its base. We are, in general, kind, accepting, and tolerant of everyone. We don’t care what color you are, what your faith is, what your orientation is, or what your gender is. We don’t.

We have a Christian right, Libertarian right, Pro Life right, Low Tax right, Conservation right, and NRA right. We have Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, and Atheists. We have straight, gay, trans and bi.

We are inclusive. Everyone who believes in this nation is welcome. No matter where they fall in the previous groups. If you fall under the Republican banner, you ended up here, because of some sort of smaller government, or lower taxes thoughts. We don’t have to like all of the groups that are under our banner, but we accept them, because ultimately, we are fighting for the same thing.

What we CANNOT have, is fracture and divides.

Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.” -Gaylord Parkinson, 1966

Trump has been attacked by the left, as we knew would happen. They threw everything at him. Video’s of him talking like a man does, (usually in his youth) women accusing him of assault and sexual misconduct, (all unproven, unlike Bill Clinton) and even his wealth.

After all of these things have been leveled against him, he stood strong.

If this were his only obstacle, he would have won this election by 15 points. (Please remember, I’m writing this before election day. I have no idea what the final tally is. I’ll be very happy if it’s a 15 point win)

Because of the left’s constant smearing of Mr Trump, some of our own have turned against him. Appalled at behavior, that they have found ‘reprehensible.’

The left has done such a good job telling people that Trump is hated across the board, these spineless Republican ‘leaders’ have abandoned ship to try and save themselves. Trying to distance themselves from the people’s candidate. The one that had to beat 16 primary candidates. Many of whom threw massive amounts of money at the problem, hoping to buy their candidacy.

None of it has stopped the Trump train.

Here is the suicide portion.

It is time to kill the Republican party.

Too many of our ‘leaders’ have left our presidential candidate to his own devices. Considering him a poison. Too many of our ‘leaders’ have withheld money. Thinking it has better uses at the local level. Too many of our ‘leaders’ jumped to the other side! Thinking they will have a chance to do something should the Democrats get the White House.

Thankfully, Mr. Trump has poured in millions of his own money. With many big donor also holding back on funds that are usually a lock, Mr Trump has taken it on himself to win. In an interview I heard yesterday with him, he was willing to pour in millions more, to “Make America great again.”

George W Bush, who won two elections under the Republican flag, decided to vote with the DNC. Forgetting, obviously, his promises of smaller government, and lower taxes.

Glenn Beck, a crusader for Ted Cruz and smaller government, has sworn to not vote for Trump. He, apparently, feels that allowing the Clinton’s in, makes more sense for his failing small business. I bought many of his books. The conservatives made him rich, and now we’ve been abandoned by him. The fact that he was going crazy before did push most of us away from him in the first place, but the fact that he will not close his eyes, and vote for the Republican will send him back into anonymity.

Paul Ryan, National Review, Koch brothers. I could make a list of 100 names who have tried to get away from Trump.

However, the support for Trump seems to not wane. In fact, the closer we get to the election, the tighter the polls get.

The Republican party needs to die. We need to put it out of its misery. We cannot fight the fight we are supposed to. We cannot seem to unite against a common enemy, because we don’t agree with our candidate, 100%.

We need to come together, as a group, and tell the ‘leaders’ that have not stood up for what we want, to (frankly) ‘Piss off.’

We, as the population of the Republican party, know what we want. We want this country to operate as it was founded. We want the government out of our lives. We want to take care of ourselves, and not give half the money we make to the government. We know what to do with our money, what is in the best interest of ourselves, our families, and our community.

This country was won with a revolution. This party has won in the past because we were a party of ideas. This party has won, because (in the past) we stuck together. Good or bad. We fought as a family for what was right.

The Republican party has lost its luster. It has lost the life that it once had. It has a cancer in it that cannot be cured by the ones who caused it. The ‘leaders’ that it has, are only feeding it.

It is time to be put down.

Like the Phoenix, rising from the ashes, we will emerge stronger, brighter, with more support than we ever had before.

We need to have a party for one thing. Limited government. Everything else is secondary. Everything outside the purview of that, leave it to the states. We can call it whatever we want, but it cannot be “Republican.”

We need to stand up, as a country, as a party, and be unified. This can no longer happen under the Republican banner. It is time to revolt against the elite, and the establishment. Knock down the ones who are holding us back. Become the party of the founding fathers who built this country with an idea.

It’s time to make the decision to end the life of the Republican party. It’s time to revolt. It’s time to take our country back.

Trickle. Down.

Trickle. Down. It’s how water works, in order to keep plants alive. Its how I’m able to have water every day. It’s a ton easier to work with water, than with electric, because electric can go anywhere, at any time. Water has one way to go. Down.

Once rain falls onto the ground, the runoff begins, and it helps everything that it passes through, or lands on. Pretty simple concept.

With that in mind, it’s time to learn about trickle-down economics, which of course, doesn’t work, if you listen to certain people.

I make 1 million dollars a year. I’m doing pretty well. I’m comfortable with where I am. But, take into account the taxes I have to pay. Living in New York, I have to pay $68500 to the state, plus another $432,368 in federal taxes. Over $500,000 in taxes! (New York is 6.85%, and Federal taxes $119,996 plus 39.6%. $500,861…in one year)

Now, it doesn’t matter what the government does with your money. You don’t need to know. Or, read the hundreds of thousands of pages of legislation to see where your money goes. Good luck with that.

So, now I’m left with $499,139. Still pretty great, considering I’m above what most of this country, as far as income goes.

With that much money, I’m now in a position to have things done for me. Addition to the house, cleaning service, pool maintenance, or new blacktop for the driveway.

I’ve also been looking into a boat lately, and my wife needs a new car. She’s had her eye on the new Chevy Silverado. Can’t scrimp there. And don’t forget the boy, who wants a new gun, and bow and arrow.

I don’t have a problem with spending that money. It keeps everyone comfortable. We get what we want or need. And we do it comfortably. What the biggest advantage to all this spending is all the people I’m going to benefit.

The carpenter that I’ve hired can hire a couple guys to put my addition on. I can get the cleaning service to come in once a week, instead of once a month, keeping money going to the employees. The pool company down the street can keep their employees on longer, because I’m one more customer that they have to close a pool on. They get paid too.

My wife gets her new truck, getting her salesman 1 sale closer to his bonus for the month, and another business has income coming in. The local sporting goods store now has two new sales, plus service customers until it’s time for a replacement gun or bow.

Now, with all the money that I’ve just spent, I’ve paid for at least 15 employees, kept the lights on in multiple businesses, and let them keep passing the money around. The trickle down has begun. And everyone that has been paid from my business, gets to do things like I have just done, and keep the money moving.

If the government were to allow me to keep more of the money I make, less than 50%, I would be able to do even more with my money. Spreading it around to more businesses and companies.

Poor people don’t hire people. I know. I’ve done manual labor most of my life. I was given opportunities by a lot of people who hired me, to pull my way up the economic ladder. People with money, hired me to do work for them, when I didn’t have much.

Lower taxes means more money in your pocket. More money in your pocket, means you’re going to spend more. When you spend more, other people make more money. When those people make more money, they can spend more. And on and on it goes.

Trickle-down economics works. It worked in the mid-80s, and it will work today. It just needs to be implemented again.

Be Offended

Be Offended

I’ve never been offended in my life. Ever. I know its hard to believe, especially in this current culture, where everyone needs to be offended by everything. I’ve been called some of the worst things that can be spoken to someone, and yet, never offended. I have friends who disagree with me 100% of the time on most topics. However, somehow, we remain friends. Because we can respect each others opinions, and find common ground in the things we know each other for

I played golf with a group last week, and had a similar discussion. He was a friend of a friend, who embraces the hipster mentality. Which is fine. Not my thing, but it seems to work for him. We were talking about how easily people are offended. I asked him what the last thing he was offended about. Of all things, it was a bumper sticker.

I looked at him, and told him I’ve never been offended. This shocked him. He couldn’t understand why. The argument to not be offended is simple. Why let someone get to you so easily? What do they have that is so great, that you need their acceptance? He said, ‘That’s a great way to look at life. I think I’m going to take that to heart. What a great way to live.’

As the day wore on, and we played awful golf, we talked and joked about this and that. After our round, we went for drinks and lunch. The conversation went to politics, hunting, guns, and any number of things.

I’ve been called faggot, retard, crazy, gay…mostly anything you can think of, I’ve been called it. Again, never being offended.

In the conversation, pertaining to politics in this instance, his beliefs and thoughts he had made it clear to what he was. Very on point, spewing things that he has read. Very well I might add. All the points that would sway a suggestible mind.

So, of course, being who I am, I called him out. ‘So, you’re a socialist.’

I’ve never seen someone go from 0-100 so quickly. He assured me that he wasn’t, and told me he took personal offense to it.

‘How can that be? We talked earlier about you not taking offense to anything anymore, because what you value should have no bearing on what I think about it.’

He was so upset by what I had said, he couldn’t speak. Of course I was right, and he knew it. But that’s not the point.

The point is, there is no reason, at all, to be offended by what others say to you. Nothing you see should offend you. Harambe has been banned by colleges, for being ‘rape culture’. Sombrero’s are no longer allowed for Cinco de Mayo. Christmas nativity scenes are offensive to see in public. Men acting like men is egregious.  Why?!

Because we now live in a culture of ME. Forget everything else, my emotions need to be addressed now. You are a poison, and I don’t like it. I need to speak to a counselor, because you hurt my feelings. I was offended by you stating your opinion.

Read this part closely. Your feelings don’t matter to anyone else, nor should they. What you are complaining about today, will not affect your tomorrow. The world doesn’t agree with you. You are not a special little snowflake. You are insignificant to anyone more than 5 feet from you. You being offended isn’t changing anything. No one cares. Get over yourself.

“You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everything else.” –Tyler Durden

SNAP Conversation with my WIfe

Sunday, which happened to be the first of the month, my wife Nancy and I went to the store to pick up some groceries, and look around at the toys for Michael, We weren’t going to be long, just a quick trip. We don’t grocery shop often, because we live within our means. We get what we need, and make it last as long as we can. We have other things going on. We don’t starve, but we don’t eat steak very often either.

So, as we were walking through the store, Nancy coming up behind us, and Michael on the front of the cart, we stop to look at a treat that was set up in the center of the isle. Around the corner comes 4 adults, and 2 children, pushing 4 carts. Two adults were about 45-50, and the other 2 were early 20’s. The children were about 3 and 5 who were in the carts,. Initially, my thought was, wow, thats a whole lot of bagels. Perhaps those children like bagel pizzas. Birthday party maybe.

As the fourth cart rounded the corner, it occurred to me. Maybe it was the cart full of steak and sausage, or maybe the one that was loaded to the top with cheese, or maybe even the one that had 3 cases of soda and 10 bags of chips that pushed my mind into gear. Nancy, Michael and I don’t eat that much in month, and would be pushing it for two months.

As I lamented the fact that there are so many takers in this society, I began think about the statistics that I’ve see over the last year. In the last 5 years, food stamps have increased by 67.5%. A ridiculous rate, and by people who no doubt are abusing the system.

Before I go any further, I’d like to mention that I do know that there are plenty of people who need help. However, before food stamps came along, we as a country were able to take care of them. Churches, The Salvation Army, and other community organizations took care of them. Never was it a thought that the government should be the one to do that. When I give money to The Salvation Army, its because I want to help. When the government takes from me to give to people, its against my will. I have the money to do good, and I think I should be able to put it where I want. Not to people who take advantage of the system. I digress.

I got home from work last night, and Nancy and I talked about our days. She, at some point during the conversation, brought up that she talked about it with her dad Kenneth. I’ve always known Mr Robbins to be a pretty conservative guy, however, the next words I heard took me by surprise. He said “They are professional consumers. They add 20% to the economy by feeding the entire line of the production and distribution.” Add to that I’ve seen the numbers the government puts out is ‘For every $5, $9 is added to the economy.

What?! Again. What?! How is this possible? Taking five dollars from me, and spending MY money of things for you, somehow makes 4 dollars appear? The math doesn’t add up. These people on the food stamps aren’t spending their own money. They’re spending mine. So, we’re taking that $5, and moving it to people who don’t, and magically! turn it into $9?

The theory might go like this. Because we now are letting more people buy food, we are keeping people employed all the way down the chain. However, this can’t hold up either. If I had the extra $5 in my pocket, chances are, I’m going to spend it on Michael or Nancy. Therefore, keeping all those jobs solvent. In fact, because I wouldn’t buy anymore food with it, I would spread that $5 around, and keep more people in business, by doing business with more companies.

Growing up in the country, I’ve had my share of experiences with leaches. Once they attach, they begin sucking blood from you for food. They are difficult to get off, and have no other function. How can a leach continue to prosper if it is no longer on the host? There is only one of the two that benefits from the leach being attached to the host, and its the leach.

Translate this to the common leach on food stamps. They cannot benefit the people who are actually producing, because they’re not the ones earning the the money to pay the producers. If I’m paying them to eat (have a house, stay warm, be treated at hospitals) how does that create more growth? I can spend my own hard earned dollars better than they can, as I’ll buy what I want, and support the business’ that I think have earned my money.

The reason, by the way, that the leach is better  than the average food stamp recipient, is that at least the leach will work to eat.

I refuse to believe the garbage that comes out of the government. I will not be forced to think that giving up ANY of my money for the betterment of others by force is a good idea. As I always ask to people around me, when the government runs out of other peoples money, what happens then?