My Heart Goes Out To The People of Gatlinburg!

December 3, 2016

Just a little over a year ago Mickey and I did a road trip through Tennessee, Georgia, North & South Carolina and we especially enjoyed the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smoky Mountains, so to see the devastation that has befallen Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with the terrible fire is a real shame!

Here are some of our favorite photos, stories and memories of the area from our trip. Here & here. And BTW, luckily our favorite restaurant from the area, The Peddler Steakhouse, with the best and freshest salad bar I have ever seen is still standing! peddler-salad-bar

Aside the from the deaths and personal destruction, that area will be ruined economically for years to come as the tourists who flock to the area for the fall colors and beautiful national park will have no reason to stop now.

Sadly the death toll I believe is thirteen at last count and over one hundred buildings damaged or destroyed.

Wildfires Rage Through Tennessee Resort Town Of Gatlinburg

Mega country star Dolly Parton has started My People Fund which will donate $1,000 each month for up to six months to Sevier County families who lost their homes. Dollywood, the theme park named after Parton in neighboring Pigeon Forge barely escaped the blaze but Ms. Parton is touched and reaching out to help.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Obama’s EPA Chief Urges Staff -“Run To The Finish Line” With Over 100 New & Costly Regs

November 30, 2016

green-is-the-new-redNot satisfied with the thousands of jobs lost (and gone forever) and the 78,020 pages of new regulations already added to the Federal Register this year EPA chief Gina McCarthy told her staff,

“We’re running — not walking — through the finish line of President Obama’s presidency.”

I guess the libs still don’t get it. This is why they lost Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin ~and the election! They been defecating on the American workers for too long. These rules & regulations imposed by mostly un-elected, ideological lifers come at a very high price to the economy. You know the one that has been in the tank for the last 8 years.

This is one campaign promise Obama kept, but it cost the progs the election in 2016.

One such rule coming down the pipeline from the EPA is an update to a 2011 law to limit smog from traveling across state borders. Huh? This updated ruling according to Regblog.org which tracts such things will impact roughly one thousand coal-, gas-, and oil-fired power facilities at a cost of $800 million dollars. Of course the all-seeing, all-knowing EPA says this updated ruling will “prevent over thirteen thousand premature deaths, improve visibility in national and state parks, and protect vulnerable ecosystems in the Adirondack and Appalachian Mountains”.

All too frequently these federal agencies are imposing life styles and nudging us away from personal choice & liberty. The Dept. of Energy is another out of control federal agency which has gone down a very disturbing “regulatory path” in its quest to make energy use and preferred lifestyle choices on behalf of American families and businesses.

I guess the libs still don’t get it. This is why they lost Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin.

The Republicans in Congress have warned the Administration that Trump will likely undo much of what is done with their all-powerful magic regulatory wands, but that’s always easier said than done.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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One Less Dictator; Fidel Castro Dead At 90

November 26, 2016

Begging the question:  Do Bernie Sanders’ supporters even know who Fidel Castro was? Doubtful and the as Marco Rubio tweeted:  President Obama issued a pathetic statement on death of dictator #FidelCastro with no mention of thousands he killed & imprisoned.fidel

Excerpt from American Thinker by Tim Worstall:

“Fidel Castro, the Communist Dictator of Cuba, has died at the age of 90. There have been those, over the decades, who have held him up as some paragon of a new world order, one in which people will not be subservient to either America nor capitalism. The truth is that he visited an economic disaster upon the island nation of Cuba. No, it was not the US, it was not any blockade or embargo, not anything external to Cuba that caused this, it was quite simply the idiocy of the economic policy followed, that socialism, which led to there being near no economic growth at all over the 55 years or so of his rule. What little that did occur happening when the strictest of his rules were relaxed.

It is polite, human and common to withhold criticism of the dead in the immediate aftermath of their demise. But leaving 11 million people grossly poorer than they ought to be in the name of a bankrupt ideology is not the stuff of which hagiographic obituaries are made.”

In the end, he leaves a poor island with very little hope.  He leaves political prisons, families crushed, and empty store shelves.

What happens now?  This is a great opportunity for President-Elect Trump to demand some real concessions from the island’s leadership.

Fidel’s death is really the end of communism in Cuba.  Raúl is also an old man and probably won’t be around in a few years, either.

Cuba is screaming for change.  Let’s hear it and demand real concessions from Raúl Castro.

And please don’t insult the memory of so many by sending a big delegation to his funeral.  Stay away and show your respect for the thousands executed by this regime.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Legalizing Marijuana Does Not Make Us More Free -It’s Just Another Way To Tax & Control Us

November 25, 2016

Come on now, really. Do you know anyone who wants to smoke marijuana who can’t get as much of it as they want without any trouble at all? The answer is NO. So why the big push to legalized marijuana? M-O-N-E-Y. Don’t forget all states are broke. Yes some more than others, but they’re all addicted to spending and can’t seem to cut anywhere.

This past election doubled the number of states allowing legal recreational marijuana bringing to the total to eight; Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Maine join Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska.

But don’t be fooled that this is a good thing or that it’s about freedom. It’s not. It’s all about control. Get a clue! The California vote to legalize marijuana is called an ‘act’ permitting recreational marijuana and it’s stated purpose:  to Control, Regulate & Tax adult use of marijuana. This is the government controlling, regulating and taxing our behavior. This is not an action toward freedom at all.

In Hawaii we’ve had medical marijuana for several years and if you obtained what is called a “medical marijuana card” you could grow up to seven plants for your own use. Now they’ve decided they’ll allow growers and dispensaries, so pretty soon (as soon as the aforementioned come online) people who used to grow their own pot for medicinal uses no longer can. In fact they’re so far down the regulation pipeline (and up our arses) they’ve hired BioTech Medical Software Inc. to provide the department 24/7 access to real-time data of medical marijuana inventory, sales, and other information creating a “seed-to-sale” tracking system to the tune of $879,000 for a 5-year contract! And Hawaii’s BROKE! Naturally they wouldn’t go to the trouble to do this if they didn’t expect a big pay-off, and it will end up costing legitimate medical marijuana patients with real issues a lot of money where it used to cost them next to nothing.

Knock-knock. I’m from the government and I’m here to help you. Yeah right!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Tired of The Lyin’ Media? The Shouting Over Each Other on Cable News? Here’s The Solution: CRTV

November 20, 2016

If nothing else this election go-round I think it’s safe to say we’re all pretty much over it when it comes to the alphabet news outlets twisting the truth to serve their liberal, prog goals and even cable for that matter. All the guests shouting over each other. Fair & Balanced -ha! Maybe at one time, but not so much anymore.

CRTV launches next month. It’s a totally new platform -digital TV.

Here’s your solution. CRTV.com. Pre-order now (limited time offer) for the special price of $89. I even have a promo-code for a $79 subscription if you email me (Dare2Kerr@gmail.com) and time hasn’t run out, I’ll send it to you.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Chock One Up For Trump: Lobbying Ban

November 17, 2016

You may recall that President Obama promised while campaigning the first time he ran that all lobbyists would be on the unemployment line if he were elected. But like so many of Nobama’s promises they were out-and-out LIES!

But Trump is already doing it.

Trump made New Jersey Governor Chris Christie head of his transition team out of loyalty since Christie was one of the first to endorse Trump after bowing out the race himself. But Trump (or somebody sharp advising Trump) noticed that Christie was recruiting a lot of former Romney guys and Bushies for jobs in the Trump administration. This did not sit well with his promise to ‘drain the swamp’ as many of them were establishment, inside the beltway RINOs and/or lobbyists. So Trump took quick action and demoted Christie and made Vice-President Elect Mike Pence head of the transition team.

This is a good sign!

But back to business as usual in the House. They actually floated the idea to bring back earmarks! Can you believe it? I mean the message of this election, as much as anything else was “we’re sick of the cronyism, corruption and Congress wasting our hard-earned money”. And this was Republicans who wanted to do this!  The culprits are Reps. John Culberson of Texas, Mike Rogers of Alabama, and Tom Rooney of Florida and they need to be tagged for defeat next time they’re up for reelection because they are a BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM!

Luckily Speaker Paul Ryan put the kibosh on the idea -at least for now. But don’t take your eyes of the ball. Ryan (Liberty Score = F) cannot be trusted just like McConnell cannot be trusted. McConnell’s response to Trump’s idea of term limits says it all:

“We already have term limits. They’re called elections. We’re not going to vote on that.”

McConnell, whose liberty score on Conservative Review is an F, is part of the problem too. He’s been there over 30 years, why would he vote himself out of a job? He won’t.

My advise to Trump. Keep your head down and keep moving forward.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Universities Devolve Into Pre-schools

November 16, 2016

This is a re-blog from The American Thinker. Enjoy.

Colleges and universities are grooming students to be insufferable infantile idiots.  “Safe spaces” are now a norm, physically and psychologically insulating students from the real world.  Suffice it to say, free speech died on campuses a long ago as the totalitarian left took over and imposed thought control.

So it should come as no surprise that campuses have become hotbeds for all manner of abject insanity in the wake of Trump’s glorious win last week.

Taking a by no means exhaustive tour, we find the University of Michigan Law School, George Mason University, Emory University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Kansas, the University of Michigan at Flint, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Tufts University, Virginia Tech, Iowa State University, Purdue University, Loyola University, the University of California at San Diego, and Bryn Mawr College as places that provide a window into the world of the perpetually offended and “triggered.”  And since Trump won the election, he gets the job done.  Bigly!

Suicide hotlines and crisis numbers have been posted for the desperately freaked out.  Faculty are assuring students that they are “loved.”  Gatherings have been organized that provide food, Play-Doh, Legos, and bubbles.  Grief counseling and psychological services have been made available.  Kittens and puppies have been brought into classrooms to offer comfort.

Cry-ins have been organized.  Tissues and hot chocolate have been handed out along with crafts supplies.  Therapy dogs have been introduced to stave off complete mental breakdowns.  Students are demanding that classes be canceled due to exhaustion, depression, and safety concerns.  Some are calling for “Trump free” spaces.

Speaking of which, on one campus (Emory), students were shocked, offended, triggered, and outraged when they saw “Trump 2016” written in chalk on several sidewalks, and they demanded that the administration speak out on the horror of it all.  Because, you know, they did not feel safe.

And as a symbol of safety, or lack thereof, students (and other lunatic leftists) have taken to wearing giant safety pins as a sign of trauma and solidarity with fellow shell-shocked sheeple.

What next?  Since a man can claim to be a little girl, might these kids start wearing diapers and make thumb-sucking normative behavior for adults?

There appears to be no bottom to the leftist abyss, but college students and faculty are diving down fast these days to find it.  How rapidly they will devolve and regress is anyone’s guess.  But at the rate they’re going, these kids may soon be reduced to a “clump of cells.”

(See here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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