Thursday, November 30, 2017

Both Men and Women Can Be Sexual Predators. By Fay Voshell

Both Men and Women Can Be Sexual Predators. By Fay Voshell

The War on Women

Beating wives if they refuse sex is OK, according to books in Britain’s Islamic schools
Excerpt: Books that sanction domestic violence and say women should never refuse their husbands sex are among a series of sexist materials that inspectors have found in Britain’s Islamic schools. The education watchdog has compiled a file of the worst examples. The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) discovered a book in a school library entitled ‘Women Who Deserve to Go to Hell’, which said it was wrong for wives to show “ingratitude to their husband” or “have tall ambitions,” according to the Times. It also detailed “mischievous” females who are a “trial for men.” In its pages, pupils are told: “In the beginning of the 20th century, a movement for the freedom of women was launched with the basic objective of driving women towards aberrant ways.”


Welcome to the new Germany, same as the old Germany. --Robert Spencer

Another vet heard from

Honors and Errors: The Burns-Novick Vietnam War Documentary by Keith Nightingale
Excerpt: The recent acclaimed Burns-Novick documentary on Vietnam is great cinematic art but poor history. Unfortunately, with the nano-second emotion/attention mentality of our population, it will be generally judged as THE history. For those that were part of the Vietnam “experience,” it lanced old boils while ignoring the root cause of the disease. The series systematically ignores crucial points of fact while emphasizing the emotional points-veterans as victims, the North as righteous warriors and the peace movement as a penultimate demonstration of taking moral high ground. Some of this is right. Much of it is wrong and as “history,” it has huge holes. Hindsight is always that, 20-20 in product but often twisted and distorted by the viewer. Some thoughts not addressed by Burns follows. ... COL Nightingale is a retired Army Colonel who served two tours in Vietnam with Airborne and Ranger (American and Vietnamese) units. He commanded airborne battalions in both the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 82nd Airborne Division. He later commanded both the 1/75th Rangers and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

College Loans

Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

Praljak: Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after taking poison in court

Code Talker not offended

"They made us yell 'Geronimo' when we jumped out of the plane and that didn't offend me either." - Thomas Begay, Navajo Code Talker
The following day, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders reminded the press what the real scandal is: “I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career.” And earn $350,000 for teaching a single class at Harvard, in this era of rapidly escalating college tuitions and taxes supporting education.

Garrison Keillor fired

Garrison Keillor fired, says he put hand on woman's back


6 Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season

Monday, November 27, 2017


John Conyers’ Disorientation and Nancy Pelosi’s Strategic Obliviousness. By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: Congressman John Conyers should have been removed from office a long time ago, for his own good: He has already handed over much of the day-to-day committee work to staff aides and other Democratic members in recent years, and has often appeared disoriented. In at least two separate occasions — once at a United Automobile Workers event in Michigan and once at a meeting of top Democrats on Capitol Hill — Mr. Conyers showed up wearing pajamas, according to two people familiar with the incidents.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Indian warriors won't take a knee

In Indian Country, honoring flag might mean different anthem
Excerpt: As fierce debate rages about "taking a knee" during the national anthem to protest social injustice, Native Americans have a unique take on the issue as the ethnic group with the highest military-service rate, and an enduring regard for warriors. Supporters of the movement say it's not intended as a criticism of the military. But such a protest would be unthinkable for many at tribal events because the flag and veterans are so deeply intertwined - and revered. "I'll stand. I'll do whatever I think is appropriate to honor them first, and then over there, I can debate about whether the country is living up to its side of the deal when it comes to treaty rights, water rights, social issues that affect a lot of the tribes," said Erny Zah, a singer, powwow emcee and dancer from the Navajo Nation in the Southwest. "Very rarely do I hear anything that negates the veterans' services, or the country's disparagement of whatever social issues might be happening at the time." American Indians have served in the U.S. military at higher rates per capita than any other ethnic group despite a history of suffering at the hands of Europeans, and even in times when they were denied U.S. citizenship and the right to vote. Serving in the military and protecting one's homeland is considered a continuation of warrior traditions.

Colorado gone to pot

Five years later, Colorado sees toll of pot legalization
Excerpt: Five years of retail pot coincide with five years of a homelessness growth rate that ranks among the highest rates in the country. Directors of homeless shelters, and people who live on the streets, tell us homeless substance abusers migrate here for easy access to pot. Five years of Big Marijuana ushered in a doubling in the number of drivers involved in fatal crashes who tested positive for marijuana, based on research by the pro-legalization Denver Post. Five years of commercial pot have been five years of more marijuana in schools than teachers and administrators ever feared.

The Millennial Interview

The Millennial Interview
Sadly true. ~Bob


What The Industry Knew About Sugar's Health Effects, But Didn't Tell Us

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Black Friday Gun Checks

Black Friday posts new single day record for gun checks at more than 200,000

Books that shaped my life

Books that shaped my life
Robert A. Hall

I regularly post book reviews and recommendations of books I have read recently on my blog. It's quite a list; copy on request. But I thought I'd reach back and do something different.

Here is a list of books that shaped me as a person and my world view when I was quite young. I would recommend these to any young person.

Battle Cry by Leon Uris. This is Uris's early novel of the Marines in the Pacific during WWII. Uris was a Marine and writes with first hand-knowledge of those time and his usual gift for story telling. I read this book my sophomore year in high school. It's responsible for me joining the Marines, one of the three best decisions in my life. About the same time, I also read his novel of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, Mila 18, which greatly influenced my positive view of Jews and Israel.

The Complete Politician by Murray B. Levin. By one of those strokes of good fortune that happened often in my life, I came across this book in a used book store when I was in college, age about 24 or 25. I didn't know it existed. It was the story of  Joe Ward's loss to John Volpe in the 1960 Massachusetts governor's race. I clamped on to it and still have it. I was getting ready to run against then-Senator Joe Ward in 1972, a race I won by nine votes out of 60,000. This book gave me insights into Ward's style and personality, which helped me establish strategy and ambush him in our one debate.

Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein. From about eighth grade on, I have read everything by Heinlein I could put my hands on, but this tale of war in the future had the biggest impact. Do not be put off if you saw the terrible movie based on it, produced after Heinlein's death. As a young state senator, I also read Time Enough for Love, including the Notebooks of Lazarus Long, which also helped shape my world view. Also loved Citizen of the Galaxy, Sixth Column, Red Planet, The Green Hills of Earth, and Tunnel in the Sky.

The Conscience of a Conservative by Barry Goldwater helped develop my political views. I was a volunteer on the Goldwater campaign in 1964, before reporting to Parris Island.

Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton. I read this about eighth grade, and continued to read his Matt Helm series as long as they came out. I read most of them twice. A realistic view of the war in the shadows and dealing with America's enemies. Disregard the silly movies they made from the series. They were more James Bond than Bond, nothing like the books. Very entertaining.

Betty Zane, Spirit of the Border and The Last Trail, Zane Gray's books about the frontier when it was in Ohio. A stirring view of early America. I must have been 12 when I started them.

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington. Also read about eighth grade or earlier and developed a view of slavery and race relations. My grandmother had it in the Reader's Digest condensed version.

Romance of the Revolution. This book belonged to my great, great grandfather. I had it rebound, it was over a hundred years old. It had tales of the war for independence that fanned my patriotism at an early age. Alas, it was stolen from me and sold to Half Price Books with a couple of boxes of books a few years ago.

Something of Value by Robert Ruark 
I read this novel of Kenya and the Mau-Mau uprising while in high school, and was so influenced by it that I named my pet squirrel "Uhuru."

Eagle in the Sky by, if memory serves, Faye Van Wick Mason (Correction from Tom Kratman: Francis van Wyck Mason.) An adult novel I read at an early age, about a privateer, The Grand Turk II, in the Revolution. When I was in to building model sailing ships, again about eighth grade, I got a brig, named it The Grand Turk II, and tried to make it look like this small warship.

The Oz Books by L. Frank Baum. A friend had the complete set and his mother let me borrow them one by one. I faithfully returned each one. It expanded my imagination--which probably didn't need expanding.

Mad Magazine. Around eighth grade, I devoured every copy that came in. Doubtless why I have a robust and, some would say, weird sense of humor.

The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (c 1960). I was given this coffee table size book when I was about 9th grade, and long poured over it, especially the painting of the battlefield depicting where units were at particular stages of the battles. Alas, it too went with the stolen books, but I have obtained another copy to give to my grandson. When he can read.

Liberal philosophy

Liberal Philosophy: “The State is the Divine idea as it exists on earth” --Hegel

Conservative Philosophy

Stand for moral clarity and oppose moral relativism.  Support rule by neutral law and oppose rule by capricious men.  Support national sovereignty and oppose outsourcing that sovereignty to transnationalism.  Support the separation of powers and oppose the modern despotic presidency. Support federalism and oppose the centralization of power in Washington, D.C. Stand with the liberalized West and existentially oppose the global jihad.  Stand for free enterprise and unshackled markets and oppose proto-fascistic “economic nationalism.”  Support the private inculcation of civic virtue and oppose heavy-handed government indoctrination. Love life and oppose the destruction of innocent life.  Love liberty and oppose the whims of those who would deprive us of liberty’s eternal blessings. -- Conservative philosophy from Columnist Josh Hammer

What Hillary Knew

What Hillary Knew: Hillary Clinton once tweeted that “every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed, and supported.” What about Juanita Broaddrick? BY CAITLIN FLANAGAN
A little late. What we were saying 20 years ago. ~Bob


Buy a sex slave

‘ISIS Opens Sex-Slave Market in Turkey’s Capital’

The Liberal Mind

Rules Kids Won't Learn

Rules Kids Won't Learn in School. By Charles Sykes

Rule No. 1:   Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase “It’s not fair” 8.6 times a day. You got it from your parents, who said it so often you decided they must be the most idealistic generation ever. When they started hearing it from their own kids, they realized Rule No. 1.

Rule No. 2:   The real world won’t care as much about your self-esteem as much as your school does. It’ll expect you to accomplish something before you feel good about yourself. This may come as a shock. Usually, when inflated self-esteem meets reality, kids complain that it’s not fair. (See Rule No. 1)

Rule No. 3:   Sorry, you won’t make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won’t be a vice president. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn’t have a Gap label.

Rule No. 4:   If you think your teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss. He doesn’t have tenure, so he tends to be a bit edgier. When you screw up, he’s not going to ask you how you feel about it.

Rule No. 5:   Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity. They weren’t embarrassed making minimum wage either. They would have been embarrassed to sit around talking about Kurt Cobain all weekend.

Rule No. 6:   It’s not your parents’ fault. If you screw up, you are responsible. This is the flip side of “It’s my life,” and “You’re not the boss of me,” and other eloquent proclamations of your generation. When you turn 18, it’s on your dime. Don’t whine about it, or you’ll sound like a baby boomer.

Rule No. 7:   Before you were born your parents weren’t as boring as they are now. They got that way paying your bills, cleaning up your room and listening to you tell them how idealistic you are. And by the way, before you save the rain forest from the blood-sucking parasites of your parents’ generation, try delousing the closet in your bedroom.

Rule No. 8:   Your school may have done away with winners and losers. Life hasn’t. In some schools, they’ll give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. Failing grades have been abolished and class valedictorians scrapped, lest anyone’s feelings be hurt. Effort is as important as results. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. (See Rule No. 1, Rule No. 2 and Rule No. 4.)

Rule No. 9:   Life is not divided into semesters, and you don’t get summers off. Not even Easter break. They expect you to show up every day. For eight hours. And you don’t get a new life every 10 weeks. It just goes on and on. While we’re at it, very few jobs are interested in fostering your self-expression or helping you find yourself. Fewer still lead to self-realization. (See Rule No. 1 and Rule No. 2.)

Rule No. 10:   Television is not real life. Your life is not a sitcom. Your problems will not all be solved in 30 minutes, minus time for commercials. In real life, people actually have to leave the coffee shop to go to jobs. Your friends will not be as perky or pliable as Jennifer Aniston.

Rule No. 11:   Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could.

Rule No. 12:   Smoking does not make you look cool. It makes you look moronic. Next time you’re out cruising, watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That’s what you look like to anyone over 20. Ditto for “expressing yourself” with purple hair and/or pierced body parts.

Rule No. 13:   You are not immortal. (See Rule No. 12.) If you are under the impression that living fast, dying young and leaving a beautiful corpse is romantic, you obviously haven’t seen one of your peers at room temperature lately.

Rule No. 14:   Enjoy this while you can. Sure parents are a pain, school’s a bother, and life is depressing. But someday you’ll realize how wonderful it was to be a kid. Maybe you should start now. You’re welcome.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Molesting student nurse is okay

Married Pakistani doctor, 44, who molested student nurse, 21, then blamed it on 'different cultural norms' in the UK gets to keep his job

Muslims killing Muslims for Allah

The death toll from Friday’s attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula has risen to at least 200 people, according to Egyptian state media.

Gang Turf

Madison police: Gangs now consider stretch of University Avenue part of their turf
Excerpt: After a drive-by shooting in front of bars on University Avenue near the UW-Madison campus in 2012, some feared gangs were beginning to invade an area dominated by college students. Five years later, it has become clear to Madison police and city officials that gang members — some of whom are carrying guns — now consider the 600 block of University Avenue, with its dense collection of bars and restaurants, part of their turf.Adding to the volatility: A bar in the middle of the block that showcases hip-hop music that also caters to people under 21 for some events. Fights that started inside the bar turned into huge brawls involving hundreds of people that spilled onto University Avenue on three successive weekends in late September and early October. Police used large tanks of pepper gas to stop each of them as well as an additional brawl that broke out a few weeks later that started in another bar.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

When your flight is delayed

Irish flight delayed so trad session started between DaoiríFarrell, Geoff Kinsella and Robbie Walsh.

Everyone should stand for the National Anthem

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

6-year-old girl bags buck

6-year-old bags 6-point buck after Wisconsin eliminates minimum hunting age


Texas Republican Rep. Joe Barton apologized Wednesday after a lewd photo and text message surfaced on social media this week.

The Old Breed

A Thanksgiving Toast To The Old Breed by Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: The late World War II combat veteran and memoirist E. B. Sledge enshrined his generation of fellow Marines as “The Old Breed” in his gripping account of the hellish battle of Okinawa. Now, most of those who fought in World War II are either dead or in their nineties. Much has been written about the disappearance of these members of the Greatest Generation—there are now over 1,000 veterans passing away per day. Of the 16 million who at one time served in the American military during World War II, only about a half-million are still alive. ... More worrisome, however, is that the collective ethos of the World War II generation is fading. It may not have been fully absorbed by the Baby Boomer generation and has not been fully passed on to today’s young adults, the so-called Millennials. While U.S. soldiers proved heroic and lethal in Afghanistan and Iraq, their sacrifices were never commensurately appreciated by the larger culture. The generation that came of age in the 1940s had survived the poverty of the Great Depression to win a global war that cost 60 million lives, while participating in the most profound economic and technological transformation in human history as a once rural America metamorphosed into a largely urban and suburban culture of vast wealth and leisure.

Tax Cuts

Russian Turkey?

Satire: Turkey pardoned by Trump had multiple contacts with Russian officials

But it's their culture....

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by sex abuse of children
Excerpt: KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) — Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the blood-soaked pants of her 9-year-old son, raped by a religious cleric. Each time she begins to speak, she stops, swallows hard, wipes her tears and begins again. ... Sexual abuse is a pervasive and longstanding problem at madrassas in Pakistan, an AP investigation has found, from the sunbaked mud villages deep in its rural areas to the heart of its teeming cities. But in a culture where clerics are powerful and sexual abuse is a taboo subject, it is seldom discussed or even acknowledged in public. It is even more seldom prosecuted. Police are often paid off not to pursue justice against clerics, victims’ families say. And cases rarely make it past the courts, because Pakistan’s legal system allows the victim’s family to “forgive” the offender and accept what is often referred to as “blood money.”

Something to be thankful for

US airstrike in Somalia kills more than 100 al-Shabaab militants
Something to be thankful for.

More vets on Burns

Vietnam veterans challenge Ken Burns on the accuracy of his epic documentary


How Trump is building a border wall that no one can see
Excerpt: Arrests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are up more than 40 percent this year, and the agency wants to more than double its staff by 2023, according to a federal contracting notice published this month. ICE is calling for a major increase in workplace raids and has signed more than two dozen agreements with state and local governments that want to help arrest and detain undocumented residents. . . . Illegal crossings along the border with Mexico have plunged to their lowest level in 45 years, and U.S. agents are catching a far greater share of those attempting to sneak in.

Franken should resign?

KSTP/SurveyUSA: Franken Job Approval Plummets, Many Say He Should Resign
Excerpt: In a poll conducted Monday night after allegations from a second woman were made public, only 22 percent of 600 Minnesotans surveyed said he should remain in office. Another 33 percent say he should resign, while 36 percent say he should wait for results of a Senate Ethics Committee investigation. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 4.1 percent.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

And more

The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich. on Tuesday.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Del on Burns

What Ken Burns' Vietnam War docu-series on PBS gets wrong
by R. J. Del Vecchio
And who is this guy? Oops..... c'est moi. We were asked to take just one of the points made in the letters VVFH sent to Burns, Bank of American, and PBS, and expand on it. I thought this was a good one to bring up, in a lot more detail than anything in the TV series. Maybe it will get those who read it to rethink their opinion of that series. --Del


Awami League leader among six detained over Hindu temple vandalism in Naogaon
Excerpt: Police have detained six people, including a local leader of ruling Awami League, on charges of vandalising idols at a Hindu temple at Atrai Upazila in Naogaon. The six are Mirat union Awami League Organising Secretary Shaheedul Islam, 46, Polash Khan, 25, 'Polash', 28, 'Kamal', 32, Swapan Islam, 37, and Ratan Khandaker, 33. (\Well, it wouldn't happen if the Hindus didn't give arms to Israel....~Bob)

Franken Again

A second woman accused Sen. Al Franken of groping her, saying the Minnesota Democrat inappropriately touched her in 2010.

Another liberal goes down

“CBS This Morning” co-host and longtime PBS star Charlie Rose has been accused by eight women of making unwanted sexual advances toward them and admitted to some of the misconduct in a statement, according to the Washington Post. Both PBS and CBS suspended him.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Border Patrol Agent Killed

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent was killed, and another was injured, while responding to activity along the border in the Big Bend Sector of Texas Sunday.

Don't think I'll go back to the NFL

As regular blog readers know, I started boycotting the NFL as the start of the 2016 season because of the players disrespecting the flag, the country and veterans, and I'm still there. But you know what? I don't miss it. I enjoy having the extra time to read and write. I doubt I'll go back to watching the NFL even if they knock that anti-American stuff off.

Take a Knee song

Country Music Star Sings Patriotic Song Dedicated To NFL Players Who ‘Take A Knee’ And Americans Love It

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Two recommended books

Book Reviews

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn by Nathaniel Philbrick 
As a history buff with a master's in the subject, I have read a lot about Custer and the Bighorn fight. But as a fan of Philbrick's other work, I had to pick this up. It will be the standard work on the battle for many years. It is well written, well researched and well balanced. It goes into the personalities of Custer (he sounds like a modern politician--and I don't mean that as a compliment) and of Sitting Bull, detailing a lot of their careers before and, for Sitting Bull, after the battle. It cites the positives as well as his negatives of the participants on both sides. It also examines in detail the actions of Reno, Benteen, Terry, Gibbon and others. As a vet, I would not have wanted to serve under any of them. Philbrick has reviewed a great many sources, including some unpublished, and weighs the veracity of the accounts. There are a myriad of details I didn't know, Like that Sitting Bull's great-grandson served in the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star. This is a must for history buffs, especially those with an interest in military or western history.

Language in Thought and Action: Fifth Edition by S.I. Hayakawa (Author),‎ Alan R. Hayakawa (Author),‎ Robert MacNeil (Introduction)
This excellent book was referred to me by my friend who is a retired USMC Colonel. Because Hayakawa was a conservative US Senator, I fear some will pass the book by because of the political divide. This would be a their loss. According to Wiki, Hayakawa was "a linguist, psychologist, semanticist, teacher, and writer." This book is non-political, in fact there is much that progressives would approve of. From the preface: "The original version of this book, Language in Action, was in many respects a response to the dangers of propaganda, especially as exemplified in Adolf Hitler's success in persuading millions to share his maniacal and destructive views. It was my conviction then, as it remains now, that we need a habitually critical attitude toward language--our own as well as that of others--both to provide for our personal well-being, and to ensure that we will function adequately as citizens. Hitler is gone, but if the majority of our fellow citizens are more susceptible to slogans of fear and race hatred than those of respect and peaceful accommodation among human beings, our political liberties remain at the mercy of any eloquent and unscrupulous demagogue." And, "The basic ethical assumption of semantics, analogous to the assumption in medicine that health is preferable to illness, is that cooperation is preferable to conflict."
            He clearly explains the difference between reports, inferences and judgments.  He goes into the uses of purr-words and snarl-words, and details how what should be "reports" are often slanted into judgments. Some other quotes, "It will be the basic assumption of this book that widespread intraspecific cooperation through the use of language is the fundamental mechanism of human survival."  And, "Today the full resources of advertising agencies, public-relations experts, radio, television, and slanted news stories are brought to bear in order to influence our decisions in election campaigns, especially presidential elections." (Published in 1990 before the Internet! But he didn't have much good to say about TV.)  And," If we can get deeply into our consciousness the principle that no word ever has the same meaning twice, we will develop the habit of automatically examining contexts, and this enables us to understand better what others are saying."

            I wish I had read this book 45 years ago. It would have made me a better senator, and better speaker and a better writer. In my view, it should be read by every reporter, every broadcaster, every politician, every writer and all who rely on clear communication in their lives. 

Just one more thing

(From the net) Just One More Thing...

- Just one more thing on ObamaCare Repeal:
Since only 8 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million people die if it is repealed?
Will 16 million people be randomly shot?

- Just one more thing on Donald Trump:
If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server with Bleachbit and destroyed all of his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media suddenly lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?

- Just one more thing on equal pay:
If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?

- Just one more thing on Sanctuary Cities:
If you rob a bank in a Sanctuary City, is it illegal or is it just an Undocumented Withdrawal?

- Just one more thing on ISIS:
Each ISIS attack now is a reaction to Trump policies, but all ISIS attacks during Obama's term were due to
Climate Change and a plea for jobs.

- Just one more thing on the London 'Lone Wolf' terror attack:
After the London 'Lone Wolf' terrorist attack government officials have arrested at least eight other 'Lone Wolves' who had conspired with the original 'Lone Wolf' in planning the 'Lone Wolf' attack. Even though all involved are Muslims, you can be assured, the 'Lone Wolf; attack has nothing at all to do with Islam, just like the other 1000 plus 'Lone Wolf' attacks by Muslims, are completely unassociated with Islam.

- Just one more thing on Entitlements:
We should stop calling them all 'Entitlements'. Welfare, Food Stamps, WIC, ad nauseum are not entitlements.
They are taxpayer-funded handouts, and shouldn't be called entitlements at all. Social Security and Veterans Benefits areEntitlements because the people receiving them are entitled to them. They were earned and paid for by the recipients.

- Just one more thing on the Muslim Refugees:
If Muslims want to run away from a Muslim country, does that mean they're Islamophobic?

- Just one more thing on The Women's March:
If Liberals don't believe in biological gender then why did they march for women's rights?

- Just one more thing on the Russians hacking the election:
How did the Russians get Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC to steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders? How did Russia get Donna Brazile to leak debate questions to Hillary Clinton in advance of the debates?

- Just one more thing on Democrats and the Electoral College:
Why is it that Democrats think Super delegates are fine, but they have a problem with the Electoral College?

- Just one more thing on the FBI and elections:
If you don't want the FBI involved in elections, don't nominate someone who's being investigated by the FBI.

- Just one more thing on Hillary's speeches:
If Hillary's speeches cost $250,000 an hour, how come no one shows up to her free ones?

- Just one more thing on Russia manipulating our election:
The DNC is mad at Russia because they 'think' they are trying to manipulate our election by exposing that
the DNC is manipulating our election?

- Just one more thing on Trump's 'Locker Room Banter':
Why is it that Liberals and the Media are upset about the words Trump used 11 years ago but they are alright with Adult men using the Ladies Room with your Wives and Daughters?
- And just one last thing...
Blacks who were never slaves are fighting whites who were never Nazis over a Confederate statue erected by southern Democrats because now Democrats can't stand their own history anymore.......yet somehow it's Trump's fault!