In Defense of Millennials

March 29, 2017

It’s not all their fault. They grew up being pampered, could do no wrong, were always assured of getting at least a participation trophy, and many likely spent their early formative years in day care.

A story from Michelle’s Mirror pretty well nails it. This millennial generation didn’t cause the conditions that turned so many of them into snowflakes. This is the environment they were born into. They didn’t cause the recession. That would have been greedy bankers in bed with Wall Street & greasy politicians, like Lyin’ Paul Ryan who presented a “repeal & replace” of Obamacare that was written by lobbyists and insurance company reps.

Obama in his attempt to nationalize everything because that’s what Democrats & progressives do (this would include Republican progressives like-you guessed it, Lyin’ Paul Ryan!). The bigger, more powerful the federal government, the more people depend on government, thus creating an entitlement mentality. So back to Obama. He nationalized student loans taking them out of the private sector. Then they offered student loans to everyone and anyone despite their ability to repay, not unlike the housing boom & bust.

This government backed student loan environment gave the green light to colleges & universities to continually ratchet up fees & tuition. According to Michelle’s Mirror, colleges then hired thousands of overpaid professors to offer degrees in various “studies” that study nothing. They built elaborate new dorms, athletic facilities and libraries that required such astronomical increases in tuition that students invested the equivalent of a starter home to get a degree in gender studies that prepares them for pretty much nothing.

Hillary Clinton’s vote as a Senator in 2005 on bankruptcy “reform” made student loans non-dischargeable. The aforementioned recession made it harder for recent grads to get a job or repay student loans. Once they did get jobs, the fees, late charges, etc., added on has made indentured slaves of millennials trying to repay their debt. They can’t afford to get married, buy a house or move out of their parent’s basement, etc. A very bad situation!

Name for me please, one single thing that government does that the private sector couldn’t do better, cheaper and more efficiently. You can’t. Please keep this in mind when considering the next healthcare “fix”.

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

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I’m With Judge Jeanine On This One- Lyin’ Ryan Has To Go!

March 26, 2017

I couldn’t have said this better.

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Changed Vote On American Health Care Act -From “No” to “Hell NO”

March 23, 2017

Update:  Since I posted this blog we have news that the vote on the American Health Care Act has been postponed!! They didn’t have the votes. Yea!

Trump had better stop listening to the GOP establishment members, especially the Republican leadership (Paul Ryan Lyin’ and the boys). They’re leading Trump down the wrong road, the 1-term president road.

Freedom Caucus member and a principled Congressman, Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) has changed his vote on the American Health Care Act (Ryancare, RINO-Care, -whatever you want to call it) from “No” to “Hell No.

Yes, Trump is the great negotiator and knows how to make deals but they’ve only been tweaking the terrible “repeal/replace” law that lobbyists and the GOP leadership have come up (that doesn’t repeal Obamacare, btw). Ryancare gives a huge windfall to insurance companies, tax credits to illegal aliens to buy health insurance, and will cause premiums to rise even more, so it needs a lot more work, not a tweak here and a tweak there.

Hopefully Representative Massie is not the only Freedom Caucus member (of 40 total) who is against this law and will stand up to the pressure because we won’t like it. The vote is tonight and there’s a lot of arm-twisting going on. My hope is they postpone the vote, go back to the table and make it right.

And BTW, don’t believe for a minute they can’t fully repeal Obamacare with only 51 votes. That’s just the establishment party line they’ve been feeding us as an excuse to not do what they’ve promised to do the last 7 years. Take a look at this to see exactly how they could do it -legally per the Budget Act of 1974.

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Another Job For Trump

March 20, 2017

Did you realize that we have illegal immigrants from over thirty countries? I confess, I don’t know how many different countries’ citizens have leaked into ours. Now that President Trump has promised and even started deporting criminals as he promised he’s up against resistance according to The Daily Caller in the form of approximately 30 countries refusing to accept the deportations of illegal immigrants who have committed serious crimes in the U.S.

The solution seems simple -turn off the faucet of aid to all of those countries immediately. In fact in Trump’s just proposed budget he wants to reduce foreign aid as an overall way to reduce our budget expenditures, but there are other ways to do this too. According to Texas Rep. Henry Cuellar there is already a law on the books which allows the U.S. to hold visas from a country that is not taking back its criminals, but according to Cuellar, the U.S. is not enforcing it. Will the crack-pots like Hawaii’s own Federal District Judge Derrick Watson and his counterparts in Washington state & Maryland intervene again?

Judging by the scathing opinion that recently came down on the 9th Circuit Court 3-judge panel after their egregious overreach halting Trumps initial executive order banning potential terrorists, I’m not so sure. Of course you haven’t heard about this on the FAKE NEWS because it doesn’t fit their agenda. I heard it on Mark Levin’s free podcasts. Levin was Chief of Staff for the Justice Dept under President Reagan, so he knows of what he speaks.

The blistering dissent showed that a significant number of Ninth Circuit judges strongly disagreed with the decision of the panel. The dissenting judges objected to the 3-judge panel’s “lack of consideration to opposing case law, failure to address the statutory authority given to the President, and the sweeping dismissal of executive authority as obvious flaws”. This is a strong indication that when the 2nd Executive Order issued by Trump and restrained by Watson in Hawaii reaches the Supreme Court it will, as it should, be struck down. The left just can’t help themselves. It’s always ideology first, America 2nd -or 3rd, or hell, last!

 There are several things this country could do and should do for sensible immigration reform while Republicans (spineless as so many are) control Congress & the presidency. NumbersUSA.com is a great resource for all things immigration and here are some of their solutions.
Reform immigration numbers:
  1. End Chain Migration
  2. Reform Birthright Citizenship
  3. Eliminate Visa Lottery
  4. Reduce Unnecessary Work Visas
  5. Reduce Refugee & Visa Fraud
Honestly if you cut off all freebies (no more sanctuary cities, instate tuition, welfare, medical benefits, etc.,) to illegals and visa holders and mandated E-Verify, you wouldn’t need a wall. They would go home on their own.

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

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The “Dug-In” Left Either Doesn’t Get It, or Refuses to Get It

March 18, 2017

They refuse to get it. They keep on doing what cost them the election. They divide us on every possible level, gender, race, income, religion and of course politics. Following are three great examples.

           Target stock takes a hit

According to NaturalNews.com Target’s stock value fell by 13.5%, after their totally ‘progressive, makes no sense’ stance on Transgender bathrooms. And let’s be truthful here. Transgenders cross-dressing have been going into the “wrong” bathrooms for ages, but nobody knew it. But by legitimizing  males who identify as females to openly enter women’s restrooms or school locker rooms of public schools and businesses they have crossed the line (pun intended). They’re endangering little girls by allowing not only transgenders but also sexual perverts and pedophiles into the same place your young daughter goes to the bathroom. Open season. Target being run by lib-tards couldn’t figure out the ramifications of this. But their customers sure did. People don’t like this crap. In fact, truthfully honest transgender people would tell you don’t like it either. Target took a big hit in supporting just 0.3% of the population, but lefties don’t make sense and I’m glad their stupid ideology has hit them in the pocketbook.

Next on the lineup is the drop in Starbuck’s brand perception after they announced a plan to hire refugees. Yep that’s right On January 29, 2017, Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz announced that the company would implement a five-year plan to hire 10,000 refugees worldwide. I’m pretty sure one of the hot buttons with folks with regard to all the refugees and illegal aliens is that they adversely affect jobs. But Starbucks like Target feels the need to exert their liberal views publicly without realizing it hurts business when they slam the citizens who make up the bulk of their customers. Lefty Schulz did this in response to Trump’s temporary halt on immigrants from countries with terrorism iss-yous, if you know what I mean, while American citizens, particularly veterans, were being ignored. Ya think?

Wendy’s is not so “old-fashioned” that they won’t go to robots

Finally Wendy’s has announced that 16 percent of its nationwide locations will install self-service ordering kiosks by the end 2017. Why on earth would they do that? Because they found a way around going out of business by having to pay minimally skilled workers $15/hour for no-brainer jobs that, guess what? – machines could do. No benefits required. No more worries about employees coming to work late or not at all, no more paperwork required by the feds for every employee robbing the bottom line and costing production. Problem solved. Take that you mindless social justice warriors! This is not rocket science, but apparently our schools and colleges are far from producing rocket scientists or any other type of critical thinking beings and most likely they will continue down this road.

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

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A Quick, Fun & Easy Reimersion

March 13, 2017

As you all know, I’m done with my travel blog re: Thailand and back to politics. I saw this a day or so ago and loved it so maybe you will too.

Reporting here on a #1 bestseller on  Amazon. A book titled, “Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide.

It’s fairly short, but a very quick read. Only 266 pages -all blank!

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Last Thoughts, Comments & Photos of Thailand

March 10, 2017

We are home now from our Thai adventure, but there are a few thoughts & many images I’d still like to share before I revert back to the usual conservative political commentary that I normally spew. It was a great trip but an absolute killer two days of flying home. Too damn long in airports and in the air but given the distance I guess it can’t be helped. This will be my last Thailand post.

Imagine dinnertime approaching and you don’t feel like cooking (me nearly every night). I don’t mind cooking, but every night? Ugh! So what if you could just step out your door, walk a few steps (a block or two at the most), and have a variety fresh-cooked, hot & cold food to choose from? You can, street food is everywhere in Thailand!

If you don’t like what you see just walk a little further. There are people prepping and cooking almost everything imaginable along every street from morning till night. When it’s over 90° a fresh squeezed, iced pomegranate or tangerine juice (for a little over a dollar) goes down really well.

Ice cold pomegranate juice

There’s all kinds of meat on skewers; chicken, shrimp or pork either small pieces or minced and mixed with various spices & condiments and then fire roasted. Spicy green papaya salad is another favorite. And there are quite a few unidentifiable choices. You either go for it or you don’t.

This lady has a selection of curries and some roasted pork

Seafood from the night market

Khaw Soi -a dish I made in my cooking class

Typical condiments which accompany many meals

Being in Chiang Mai for ten days (still a city, but much smaller than Bangkok) gave us enough time to find a few favorite spots to eat. One was an open-air restaurant as most of them are, called Ugo. It was a good place to people-watch and the food was great. One of the regular waitresses at Ugo spoke very good English. We complimented her and asked where she learned to speak it so well. Turns out her mother sent her to Catholic school from 4th grade on specifically because they had a rigorous English requirement. I asked her if she was Catholic. “Oh no, I’m Buddhist” as are 93% of the Thai people.

Chicken wings from Ugo

A refreshing & cool cucumber, apple & mint drink also from Ugo

We did spend the majority of our time in cities but also got away a bit too. There just wasn’t enough time but we did visit a village of hill tribes where the people still live in the old way. Following are some photos of the hill tribe people and where they live.

Nearly 50% of the arable land in Thailand is in rice

A Kayan Hill Tribe “long neck lady”

Typical thatched homes of the Hill tribe people

And finally the ancient town of Ayutthaya about 80 miles north of Bangkok and the old capital of Siam, and Baan Thai House, my favorite spot of the trip.

Our room at Baan Thai House. Note the light-leak around the doors. The teak building if very old.

A peak-a-boo view of our cottage over the pond

We had a great, busy three weeks, saw many interesting things and experienced new and different foods, but as always it’s great to be back in Hawaii.

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

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