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Despicable Ad Run By Despicable People.

Some group calling itself the Latino Victory Fund ran an political ad for the upcoming the Virginia Governor election.

You can see the ad here:

It’s despicable.

It tries to place blame on all white males for some sort of imagined attacks on other people. It’s frictional but that doesn’t seem to matter.

Less than two weeks ago, former President Obama was in Virginia and campaigning for Democrat Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, who is running for governor.

Mr. Obama said voters have the chance in less than 20 days to send a clear message that “we are rejecting the politics of division, we are rejecting a politics of fear, that we are embracing a politics that says everybody counts, a politics that says everybody deserves a chance, a politics that says everybody has dignity and worth, a politics of hope — that is what you are fighting for!”

Isn’t the ad practically the definition of being divisive? Isn’t the ad the definition of “the politics of fear?”

While Obama is not responsible for the ad, the problem is that Democrats call for the end of divisiveness, hatred and fear while at the same time backing and supporting ads that are divisive, full of hate and playing on people’s fears.

Here is Tucker Carlson taking on someone who supports the ad:

Some people just won’t see the hypocrisy and hatred in their own actions.


Nuclear Reaction.

From A. F. Branco at Comically Incorrect.

Karma can be a female dog, ain’t it?


Cleanup On Aisle America.

From the mind of A.F. Branco at Comically Incorrect.

Trump is Cleaning up America after the last 8 years of Obama’s destructive agenda, but he isn’t using a socialist mop to do it.


Racism From The Left.

Senator Timothy Eugene “Tim” Scott (R – South Carolina)

Senator Tim Scott serves the people of South Carolina.

South Carolina has deep scars in its past from slavery. We cannot and will not deny that. South Carolina was the first state to secede from Union at the start what became the Civil War. South Carolina had voting issues and lynching and racial hatred.

Scott’s family history is interesting as well.

Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Frances, a nursing assistant, and Ben Scott, Sr. His parents were divorced when he was 7. He grew up in working-class poverty, as his mother worked 16-hour days to support her family, including Tim’s brothers. His older brother is a sergeant major in the U.S. Army. Scott’s younger brother is an air force colonel.

Scott attended Presbyterian College

from 1983 to 1984, on a partial football scholarship. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a B.S. in Political Science.

Senator Tim Scott; a black man, an evangelical Christian, a conservative, a member of the Republican Party.

We cannot imagine how Scott feels looking back at where he came from and where he is now.

So it must have been with great sorrow and perhaps even anger when Scott was attacked by members of the left for his support of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.


More On “Fake News.”

Just when you thought you had seen it all, comes more compilations of “fake news” from major media sources.

LIST: 24 Pieces of MSM Fake News in 5 Days

SHOCK LIST: Last Week The National Media Spread THIS MUCH Fake News

And if you like videos….

The real question that has to be answered is “why all of these fake stories and ‘reports’?”

We think there are two answers to that. First, in days gone by, the news media would rush to get a story printed – a process that would take hours. If a reporter had what they thought was a story, they could pound out column and get the typesetter started. If the story was false, there was still time – hours even – to correct it before the story hit the streets.

The same could be said when there were basically three news networks broadcasting the news. There always seemed to be time to not only get the story, but get it right. That meant if something happened at 2 PM, the story could be “worked” before the network went on the air with it at 6:00 PM.

These days, with Twitter, Facebook, and other electronic media, the time between seeing a “story” and publishing that story is minutes, if not seconds. That means there are going to be more errors. It doesn’t excuse the errors and it doesn’t excuse the idea that the individuals within the media seldom issues a mea cupla. We think the time element adds to the number of mistakes.

Secondly, there is the attention span of people. Writing about complex issues in a 140 character Tweet doesn’t exactly work. It is almost as if we as a country and maybe even the world, can’t stay focused for more than 2 seconds. The same principle applies with news talk shows where deep and complex issues are pared down to a less than 7 minute segment. (And that segment often includes an advertisement for what is upcoming in the next, less than deep discussion seven minute segment.)

It seems that we have become a nation or world where we all want black and white, yes or no, up or down, left or right answers to everything. It is easier for us because we don’t have to dig into issues, think about those issues or discuss those issues. We are too busy re-Tweeting what was said rather than figuring out if what was said was accurate.

In that “be first and the heck with the consequences,” it is no wonder there are mistakes by the media.


Hillary, Trump And The Outrage.

We found this on another site and find it to be fascinating.

Hillary Clinton likes to call Donald Trump a “racist” for his stance on immigration and his goal of wanting to build a wall at our Southern Border. But take a classic rewind, and Hillary supported those very same policies! Who’s the racist now, Hillary?

We wonder if Hillary would have followed through with her positions and if so, would they have generated as much outrage as Trump’s positions have – even though the positions are the same.


Grasping At Straws.

From the colored pencils of A.F. Branco.

Democrats gasping at straws using the alleged Russian hacking as the reason for their defeat against Trump.

One of the things that we read on another site that resonates is that in 2000 when George Bush was elected, the Democrats screamed “selected not elected.” Now, after a legal election in 2016, the Democrats are again screaming that the election was somehow invalid as it was “hacked.”

The problem is that there is no evidence to support that the election was hacked. No one has come up with any evidence that any voting machine was compromised. No one has suggested, much less proved, that any vote tabulation machine was compromised.

Did the Russians hack the DNC through the stupidity of the DNC themselves? Probably. But the result of that hack was not changing votes in a computer, but rather the exposing the Democrats, Obama, and Hillary as vile. People looked at the emails and said “I don’t want to vote for that person.”

We don’t get it. People making up their own mind is not “hacking” an election. It sounds and is more like sour grapes.

By the way, if we are going to talk about ties to the Russians influencing an election in the US, can we at least remember when Ted Kennedy approached the Russians to stop the election of Ronald Reagan.


Presidential Trash-ition.

From the pens and colored pencils of A. F. Branco.

The Presidential Transition is coming up and Obama warns President-Elect Trump not to destroy everything he has accomplished the past 8 years.

A note for our readers from Cocoa Beach, we have a couple of posts that will be directed to you in the next day or so. (Well, certainly at least one as we are waiting to hear from an attorney on the other issue.)

We were going to get them going today but ran into other issues and didn’t have the time to get them done.


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