Mike Rowse A voice from New Mexico

25May/160

Random thoughts and observations – tolerant Bernie supporters

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Bernie Sanders has a rally in NM. There are a few protestors there but they stay behind the barriers and allow those attending the rally to proceed without having things thrown at them, profanity yelled at them and so on. Donald Trump has a rally and the protestors thrown water bottles, water, and other items as attendees walk inside the convention center. They yell profanities at those attending and eventually break through the barriers attacking police, clashing with Trump supporters, and destroying private and public property. Police have to bring in riot squads and use tear gas to try to control the mob. This has been pretty consistent and typical of protestors at Trump rallies. Tell me again who the tolerant and open minded ones are again...

Isn't it interesting to note that Mrs. Clinton has made multi-millions of dollars over the last few years giving speeches. Most of those speeches last 25-30 minutes occasionally with time for a Q & A session or a meet and greet for those that donate a lot of money. The minimum price to get Hillary to show up and speak at your event is $225,000; for 25 minutes of her time. Now, lets be very clear, if the market it willing to pay you that amount of money, I have no problem with you getting paid. However, I challenge anyone to tell me with a straight face that Hillary is a dynamic, exciting, inspirational, or motivational speaker. In fact, the argument can be made that she is one of the worst public speakers in the history of, well, forever. Neither does she articulate a vision for the future that is clear cut and decisive; she generally will change her position to fit the situation. So why are so many people willing to fork over the cash to have her speak? One reason and one alone; access. She is selling access to the Oval Office. I'll guarantee that access won't be available to the average person supporting Hillary.

I have never seen a person take a drink and stab themselves in the eye with the straw. Until last week that is... Then close her eyelid and have the straw sticking straight out from her face. It's quite entertaining. That takes a special kind of talent.

My goal in life is to be as happy as a redneck at a Wal-Mart opening.

24May/160

Yeah, it’s all about diversity…

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Liz Heron is the boss over at the Huffington Post. Recently, she tweeted out a photo of her editorial board meeting asking the open ended question, "notice anything about this @HuffingtonPost editors meeting?" Let's just say that if you are going to ask open ended questions, you might want to wait to push the send or post button. Maybe even have someone who isn't a liberal college educated white woman take a look at the photo. I'm just sayin'...

You see, of the 14 or so members of the editorial board, all are white women. I'm guessing that the regular hit pieces posted by Huffington Post crusaders, err, 'reporters', about the lack of diversity amongst corporate America's boards of directors don't apply to the Huffington Post. You see, if you are liberal in your opinions, then you are exempt from the requirements you place upon everyone else because they don't have enough African-Americans, Asians, LGBTs, or whatever other oppressed minority is popular amongst the social elitists at the moment.

But don't worry, I'll be over here with the other men, blacks, gays, and the rest of the minorities being discriminated against by the Huffington Post. I'm not too worried about the makeup of their board, but don't you know that if that were a photo of 14 white men running a Forbes 500 company, there would be a mob of topless, butch, lesbians screaming outside the corporate offices about diversity and equality.

24May/160

Because getting on a teacup is the same as getting medical care

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It seems to me that if you are hired to head up an organization that is under fire, you probably want to concentrate your efforts on fixing the problems that lead to your predecessor's firing. Even if everything else goes to heck in a hand basket, you still have a pretty good chance of being viewed as successful because you solved the problems your were hired to solve. But that's just me, I'm not a political hack heading up a federal agency.

Robert McDonald we hired in July of 2014 to head up the Veteran's Administration after several scandal came to light, not the least of which was that 40 people had died while waiting in line for treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital alone. Not to mention that the reputation of the VA's medical care program is pretty much the worst in the industry. Not to say that there aren't caring medical professionals in the program or that they don't provide some quality health care, it's just that it's a bureaucracy run by the government and is woefully inefficient.

But after almost 2 years at the helm, McDonald hasn't been able to solve the problem of long wait times and people passing away while literally waiting in line for treatment at VA facilities. So if you are McDonald, what do you say when you are asked to speak at gathering to discuss reforms or the lack thereof? Rather than point out failings inherent in the system, you could downplay the importance of veterans receiving timely healthcare. I wouldn't do that, but you could.

And that's what McDonald did; he said, "When you go to Disney, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line? Or what's important? What's important is, what's your satisfaction with the experience? And I would like to move to, eventually, is that kind of measure." Oh no he didn't! Oh yes he did!

I don't think that many people go to Disneyland when they are in need of life saving medical treatment. What is one of the biggest complaints any patient has about visiting the hospital or doctor's office? The time spent in the waiting room. And when you either are or think you are in need of prompt, life saving medical treatment, you are much more sensitive to the wait time before you see a doctor and get that treatment.

As the head of an organization trying to provide high quality medical service to 'customers' I would think that I'd at least make the appearance of caring about wait times. And if I couldn't improve that reality or perception, I'd sure as hell be telling people why; maybe it's a lack of personnel or facilities; too many vets that need care. Maybe it the inherent problems with bureaucracies, red tape and the like. But to downplay the wait times and say it's not important; that's wrong on so many levels.

And Mr. McDonald, how do you measure overall satisfaction with the experience if the patient died in the waiting room? I guess that would increase your measure of success since they aren't able to respond, which I'm guessing would most likely be a negative review of your agency.

By the way, Disney does measure wait times and includes that factor in their analysis of overall satisfaction. If they weren't sensitive to the long wait times, why would they have come up with the fast pass concept, allowing customers to bypass the long lines by paying more for a special ticket? I'm just saying.

Nice job Mr. McDonald, typical liberal response to a problem you can't solve, downplay the importance of the problem. And lie about how other organizations handle that same concern.

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23May/160

MMF – Weird Sexual Fantasies

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I think we all have had some strange dreams or thoughts about sex at one point or another, but most of us wouldn't act upon them or even have intention of acting upon them. Some people, on the other hand...

The snake scened in the Jungle Book gets me so turned on.

I'd like to get caught masturbating; like, let me finish but can you also watch in excitement?

Watching a guy that is trying to solve a computer type problem. Not one like my printer won't print but just a guy pounding away at a keyboard, that's sexy.

The smell of chlorine turns me on.

Going through an automatic car wash is very sexually exciting to me.

Having my boyfriend rip my lingerie off my body; then leaving it on the floor of his bedroom, like trophies of his conquests.

The smell of diesel fuel.

Searching the internet for photos of tentacles.

When I, no one else, rub my finger in my belly button, I get a sensation 'down there'

Anally inserting flowers into my body

When a guy loosens up his tie and rolls up his sleeves; he's ready to get down to business.

Tiny women wearing glasses, cut off overalls, a baseball hat, and driving a jeep with no doors.

A messy hair bun on a woman.

Watching a man get a shave from another man, like at the barber shop. (I'm a girl)

When my BF eats peanut butter from a jar.

When a guy's jugular veins bulge (I think of the all that blood flowing to fill a certain organ)

I know it takes all kinds but can't we just clean the pool and get rid of some of them?

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29Apr/160

Trump fan delivers the truth

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Mason Weaver was being interviewed by Trish Reagan. Weaver is a black man supporting Donald Trump for President. His responses to her leading questions about Trump being a bigot and racist were perfect.

Reagan started off the conversation by asking about the whole Harriet Tubman picture on the new $20 bill. "What good does it do me as a black man? How does it benefit me as a black man to have a black woman on the $20 bill? What has it done for me to have a black man in the White House? What does it do for me? I am here to compete in America, not to be predicated with symbols. I support Donald Trump because he wants to build a wall."

Weaver gets even more on point. When asked about claims that Trump won't help 'your community' Weaver was brutally honest and to the point. "What community? I don't live on a plantation. What Donald Trump will do with taxes will help black taxpayers and white taxpayers. What he will do for jobs will help black workers and white workers. I want Trump because of what he'll do for America."

Mason is absolutely correct. The duplicity of liberals is exposed in his statements. The left claims they are inclusive and welcoming to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc. Sure, they claim to be, but their attitudes and policies tell us that they look down upon many of those groups. Their policies and statements tell us that they see minority groups as helpless, unable to succeed on their own, despite the numerous and continuous examples to the contrary.

The liberals continue to divide us into smaller and smaller groups, delineated by some demographic characteristic. There is no unity in divisiveness. There is only unity when we come together as Americans realizing that sound tax policy helps all Americans; that economic policies, including fair and equal trade policies, brings jobs back to America, which helps all Americans; that truly treating all people equally in the eyes of the law unites us rather than divides us.

But hey, the Democrats have been dividing us for decades. How have their policies helped to bring the black community out of poverty? Poverty that they created with the legislation and policies they said were designed to help minority populations. How does sticking the picture of a black, Republican woman on the $20 bill do anything to help solve the woes of any Americans? How many people are going to get jobs because Harriet Tubman is on a piece of paper?

Doesn't really matter to the liberal because now they can sit in their coffee house telling each other how much they've done to help the black community while they listen to some bearded, unkempt poet recite verses about his vegan bicycle.

28Apr/161

Why to vote democrat

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This list has been around for a while but it's worth revisiting. The 12 reasons to vote for the Democrat party candidates:

1. I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. My Labrador and I are getting hitched next Saturday.

2. I believe Oil company profits of 4% a gallon are obscene but the 15% tax by the government on the same gallon of gas isn't.

3. I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

4. Freedom of speech is fine as long as I agree with what is said and nobody else is offended by it.

5. I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

6. I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Saturday can tell us the at the polar ice caps will melt away in 10 years if I don't start driving a Prius.

7. I'm not concerned about millions of babies being aborted as long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

8. I think illegal aliens have a right to free healthcare, education, and social security benefits; and we should take away social security benefits from those who paid into the system.

9. I believe that businesses should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as some bureaucrat sees fit.

10. I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe group who can't get their agenda past the voters.

11. I think that it's better to pay billions of dollars to people who hate us rather than drilling our own oil because it might upset some endangered beetles, gopher, or fish.

12. I voted for Democrats because my head is so firmly misplaced toward the south end of my body that it's unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.

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25Apr/160

Quick hits

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Californians have been under water restrictions for quite some time now. Recently they've gotten some rain and in some places, reservoirs are starting to fill up. But the water restrictions are still in place because there is still a lack of water. Yet, a homeowner's association in central California is now threatening to fine residents if their lawns are brown or plants are dying. This is a high dollar neighborhood and the concern is that the lack of beautiful, lush, green, lawns is hurting home values. The association has decided to make their fine larger than the fine homeowners receive if they are caught watering their lawns. Way to pitch in and help everyone.

It's interesting that Obama is once again going to visit another head of state. Saudi Arabia this time, trying to get Saudi Arabia to not sell off our bonds they own. He'll cow tow to them, bend at the waist and kiss the King's ring. Why is it that he's so afraid of being seen as protective of America? Why not just tell Saudi Arabia that if they would stop supporting terrorism, they wouldn't have to be afraid of what's in the 9/11 report? Why not tell them that we're growing less dependent upon their oil, whether it's because we have our own oil or it's because we are going solar/wind? We really hold more cards in this hand than Obama wants to admit, but then again he doesn't like America having any power and wants to take us down a notch, so he's acting all subservient.

So many Trump supporters are screaming about the election system being rigged, simple because Trump didn't win in Colorado or Wyoming. Why not scream about the states that have winner take all elections? If you are truly all about listening to the will of the people and being a true democracy, why aren't the delegates split between candidates based upon their percentage of the vote? Oh, that's right, because you won a lot of those states.

Many of you want fairness in the income tax system, but 43 Americans don't pay any income tax and some get money back even though they didn't pay it into the system. How is that fair?

18Apr/160

Yeah, those big solar energy plants are the solution…

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For you closed minded liberals, let's be clear on one thing, I am not dismissing solar energy in total. In fact, I'd love to put solar panels on my house but right now the costs are prohibitive for most middle class consumers; for reasons we've talked about before and won't go into here. But it's clear that large scale alternative energy 'solutions' are not yet ready for prime time. Two more tax payer funded/supported solar energy companies are going under and either have or will declare bankruptcy.

Sun Edison and Abengoa have not been able to meet production demands or estimates and can't produce the energy for a reasonable, competitive price. In fact, 5 of the top 6 solar energy producing companies in the U.S. have lost half of their value in the first 3 months of 2016. It's simple economics, none of these companies have been able to mass produce solar energy as a viable alternative to cheap and efficient fossil fuel generated energy. Investors don't like that in any company and have been selling off their stock.

Abengoa is typical of the problem. They declared bankruptcy in November of last year and now they are selling off their assets including 5 photo voltaic solar power plants around the world. The move is designed to try and get enough cash for Abengoa to help them pay down their debt and restructure into a more viable company. The problem is, technology has not yet caught up with our desire to have mass produced solar energy that is low cost and efficient to transmit over long distances. And in part because of government subsidies, costs of building plants are artificially high, which means smaller, regional type plants are economically feasible.

Abengoa was the second largest recipient of government largesse under Obama's multi-billion dollar bet on renewable energy behind only Solyndra; another company that went belly up. Back in November when Abengoa declared bankruptcy, the Washington Times reported the company had received $2.7 billion in loan guarantees from the Obama administration. Townhall.com reported that the amount was $2.8 billion in a combination of loan guarantees and grants. Either way, we, the American taxpayer got stuck with paying off debt and losing grant money in a scheme that was sure to fail. Even at best, if the company had been able to produce viable energy, the cost would not have been competitive.

Essentially we paid to have a company sell us something we really need at a higher price that what the market wanted to sell it for previously. That just makes a ton of economic sense. But as Governor Moonbeam stated, it's not about making economic sense, it's about meeting social or environmental goals.

15Apr/160

Dang it, facts get in the way again!

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Earlier this week Senator Barbara Boxer verbally attacked Father Robert Sirico, a Catholic priest and member of the conservative Action Institute. His crime in her eyes was that he disagreed with the Pope about man caused global warming. Bill Nye said he would be in favor of jailing anyone who disagreed with the 'scientific consensus' regarding climate change. (Doesn't that go against scientific methods?)

But now even NASA has to admit their claims about climate change are not being born out by the facts. Once again, NASA's data shows that Antarctica is not only not shrinking, but it's growing. Even worse for them, the increasing size of Antarctica is reducing sea levels by .23 mm a year.

This comes on top of reports that the Earth's temperature is not even increasing but it's actually cooling. What is a governmental agency, who's mission has been changed to combating global warming supposed to do? Maybe they'll focus full time on educating us on the contribution of Islam to the space program.

The IPCC recently put out another report that said the ice mass in Antarctica is slowly melting and causing increasing ocean levels that will kill the human race by not only reducing land masses around the world, due to higher sea levels, but also contribute to the mental health issues that cause global terrorism.

Makes you wonder what scientific data the IPCC is using to support their claims? Oh, that's right, they've made up data before to support their claims and get more grant money. Facts, schmacts.

14Apr/160

We told you this would happen

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It seems that every state trying to protect the idea of having separate bathroom and locker room facilities for men and women is suffering the typical liberal smear campaign. Bigotry, discrimination, uncaring; all the usual buzz words are being used. Any argument against having shared facilities is ridiculed and derided. But as usual, we were right.

I was listening to a talk show late one night this week. I cannot for the life of me remember who the host was but he had a pastor from a United Methodist Church on his show. This pastor was supporting the gender neutral bathroom idea and said any state passing a law requiring separate facilities was backwards, reacting unnecessarily to fear, and so on.

As I gathered from the interview, this pastor is from the NE, was admittedly liberal, and had been asked to testify in support of gender neutral, LGBT, and other oppressed class issues. He's the 'religious expert' who tells liberals that the rest of the Christian religion is bigoted and wrong.

One of his biggest points was that not once, NOT ONCE I SAY!, has there been an incident of a male pervert going into a shared locker room or rest room doing anything inappropriate. It just hasn't happened and was a false argument used by the right to oppose equal access for people who identify as another gender or no gender. Really? Not once, huh?

The University of Toronto made the decision to do the 'right thing' and made all shower facilities at coed dorms, gender neutral. Unisex bathrooms and show facilities were established at Whitney Hall. It was going to be a great example of non-biased, all inclusive policies that would usher in a new era of good feelings. Yeah, about that.

With the school year starting in mid-August it didn't take long for some enterprising young men to take advantage of the situation. On Sept. 15 and again on the 19th, campus police were called to one of the shower facilities in Whitney Hall. There they were told by 2 coeds that they had been showering and looked up to see someone holding a camera phone over the shower stall and video taping or taking photos of the girls showering.

As such, the University has decided that they are going to identify a couple of shower and bathroom facilities as gender specific, for now, until they figure out a solution. There will still be gender neutral facilities, but I'm sure the usage of those will be 99% guys and a couple of girls who can't wait in line at the women's bathroom.

Of course students were told that this type of thing wasn't going to happen, despite concerns from students themselves, who know that kids these days video tape everything they do. The administration down played the idea that privacy would be non-existent because of course kids these days attend classes telling them that everyone is equal and is entitled to safe zones and private space and respect and blah, blah, blah.

OK, liberals will say, 2 incidents in the thousands of encounters in gender neutral facilities. No, you can find many more stories about these types of things; you also have to ask, how many times were girls video taped and the pervs didn't get caught?

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