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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Reagan and Trump From Childish to Grownup


  Those of you who are against Trump because he is not ideologically pure enough for you, would have probably blocked Reagan for the same reason. As I said before, Trump, like Reagan grew up. Grown ups become conservative.

A grownup, faced with real world experiences recognizes the progressivism learned in their youth can’t work in that real world. One soon sees that you can’t penalize the makers to give to the takers. The takers become morally corrupted and the makers become demoralized.

Confronted with the real world of adulthood, the grownup faces up to the fact there is real evil in the world. In such a world you don’t undercut those who protect, the military and the police.

Confronted with the real world of parenthood, one becomes aware that pushing the moral envelope as progressives have done, undercuts the very bedrock of our society, the family.

Just as with Reagan, I see the rapid progression in Trump from adolescent progressivism to adult conservatism.

34 comments:

Sarkazein said...

I never saw Reagan as a full-grown spoiled child. I see an immaturity in TRUMP now, no matter his political ascension. I expect to see him hold his breath and turn blue behind the podium if anyone is mean to him.

USS Rodger Young said...

I like Cruz and always have. I'll vote for Cruz. I MIGHT be able to hold my nose and vote for Trump, but he did have some liberal lite tendencies several years ago. I like him because he's killing off the establishment which is good. Cruz is the real deal, but the mainstream media, especially Fox news, is scared to death of him, hence they ignore him.

The establishment needs to go. Did you see the headlines for Thom Tillis today. He's the establishment "way out" when it comes to caving on the Scalie nomination. Tillis is saying we should give full consideration to the Obummer nominee. WTF does that mean? Blogger, I hope you're disappointed in New Guy when he censored dozens of my anti-Tillis posts. Do you realize New Guy was an establishment plant, probably from Rethuglican Headquarters, sent to bar one USS Rodger Young. Once the election was over, New Guy vanished like a shadow into the night leaving you and your blog with a mess. Aside from the censoring of my truth posts, New Guy showed the communism involved with establishment Rethuglicans. New Guy is the reason I might just vote for Trump if he in fact beats Cruz. Commine bed wetters like New Guy just sealed the deal for Trump or Cruz. Basically it's Trump or Cruz or I won't vote. In fact, I'll campaign against illegal alien lovers Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. To think these dolts have ANY chance at the Presidency after what the double crossing liberal Rethuglicans have done to us is lunacy.

Go Ted Cruz.

USS Rodger Young

Anonymous said...

Somebody help me out here. This is from today's news.

South Dakota is moving to restrict the rights of transgender students. A bill, which requires public school students to use the bathroom, shower and locker room that correspond to their biological sex, passed the legislature and is expected to be signed into law by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard. (Sandhya Somashekhar)

It raises a couple of questions. Note that the opening sentence claims that the bill is to "restrict the rights of transgender students" How does it accomplish this? By not letting the shower with members of the physically opposite sex!

It's hard to imagine that keeping men out of women's showers and rest rooms has become a deprivation of those men's "rights"!

Sarkazein said...

Anonymous 9:21 Am- You have just rattled HappilyMarried's cage.

Sarkazein said...

Lloyd Benson was the Title holder for the worst thing said in an election debate. His comment about JFK to Dan Quayle was as low and mean and dirty as any comment I had heard in the debates.... until..... TRUMP's comment about 9-11 to CRUZ regarding CRUZ's statement about NY values. NY values that TRUMP had described the same way in a previous interview. Now, TRUMP and Benson share the Title. TRUMP's was worse than Benson's, so I give the Title to TRUMP with an asterisk next to his name.

I am waiting on TRUMP when he goes to Louisiana to say that BUSH blew up the levees with a smart bomb.

Anonymous said...

Sarkasein.
I am just confused over this entire issue. It is presented as if men, with full plumbing, are somehow entitled to enter women's rest rooms if they want to. The article goes so far as to suggest it is a "right".

Don't I have a "right" to? am I not entitled to not being exposed to male genitalia when I use a facility clearly marked for "women"?

I am sorry, but this truly shocks and amazes me! Are these people serious?

Sarkazein said...

Oh, they're serious alright. It took an election to stop the same kind of law in Houston falsely called HERO.

Happily Married said...

This is a very typical archaic (mostly due to oppressive religious views on sex and sexuality) response to the fact that humans have sex organs. I encourage everyone to actually have some empathy here and try considering the perspective of the intended audience. I know that empathy is mostly impossible for conservatives that can only view things from their own myopic perspective. I also know that any conversation about sexuality is found to be offensive and must be immediately repressed due to your own personal religious sensibilities.
Transgender people exist and they are just people like you and me. Often they have DNA miscues that, despite physical properties such as male or female genitalia, their internal DNA will actually register as different than what their physical characteristics might indicate. Now for those who just winced at the discussion of genitalia, please stop reading as the post is intended for mature audiences who are capable of having adult conversations. Imagine being a girl - feeling like a girl, acting like a girl - identifying completely as a girl - and you have this growth on your body that makes others identify you as a boy. Imagine having to shower everyday with nothing but other boys. The religiously repressive society that people are growing up in today will cause things like shame, fear and humiliation. If you can honestly empathize with this person, then we can continue the conversation. It is those who are repressed who want to sexualize something as basic as taking a shower - those that rail against public breastfeeding know what I mean - "breasts are for sex! and how dare you expose one just because a child might be hungry" you might say. But showering - or urinating - or defecating - or breastfeeding - are not sexual acts. We have archaic laws against indecency that address incorrectly identified acts of indecency. Just because a woman bares her breast does not mean she is being sexual - or indecent. It might mean shes hot and wants to cool off - or she needs to feed a hungry child. It is long past time for society to address sexual indecency when it actually exists.

Happily Married said...

In your efforts to repress sexualization by an archaic separation of visual genders (remember – just because you have a penis does not mean that you are genetically a male), you have failed to address indecency. You perhaps don’t think ahead enough to realize that there are quite possibly gay people in those same showers and bathrooms that are getting their sexual jollies off watching you – but they are completely legal. Now for those that have the immediate reaction of “let’s ban the gays from all public facilities” then please exit the conversation because you are too stupid to continue. Gays are people, transgenders are people, and people are people. As humans we have evolved to the point where we can actually control our sexual urges – if we choose. Albeit some have a harder time than others – I hear tell of a local conservative politician who has to have his secretary turn on his computer for him because the temptation to go to porn sites is simply too much for his delicate will power. But if we can actually address indecency instead of simply possessing sexual organs, we might actually evolve as a society. If someone does something sexual inappropriate – it should be addressed – does not matter their age, sex (outward or inward). Just being a person and possessing sexual organs is not a criminal act. It is only when sexual misconduct occurs. Many instances of an advanced society have been portrayed in tv and cinema – common gender bathrooms (with separate stalls) in Ally McBeal – or the common showers for soldiers in Starship Troopers. These of course represent advanced concepts beyond todays homophobic and repressed sexual attitudes of today’s society. Before you respond with – I don’t want to shower in public with someone of the opposite sex because they might be looking at me sexually – how do you know someone of the same sex isn’t already?

Happily Married said...

Blogger, why was the first half of my post deleted?

Anonymous said...

Happily Married,

You are a complete moron. Why do women have a right to "privacy" concerning abortion but I don't have a right to "privacy" concerning restrooms and public showers? Do some people matter more than others? Sexual perversion is not signs of an "advanced" society. Why not male, female and gender neutral in public places? Why must perverts and freaks get their way at the expense of normal people?

Sarkazein said...

I warned you, Anonymous.
HappilyMarried represents Special Rights for Special People.

Blogger said...

HM What was deleted? As to Tillis, no senator should have undercut the Senate leader.He arrogantly set himself up as smarter than McConnell. He is not. He is a midget.

Sarkazein said...

HM must have noticed she/he had forgotten to include words defending the Iranian Ayatollahs for their latest hostage taking.

Happily Married said...

Anon,

what part of being transgender or urinating or showering or breastfeeding represent sexual perversion? Your reference to anyone who is not like you as a "freak" shows just how behind you are in evolutionary development and why you facilitate hate. You have every right to privacy in a shower - if the showers ahve individual stalls. My point was that, just because a shower is identified as gender specific does not equate to sexaul security. Europe has many public facilities that disreagrd gender as well as many nude beaches. Naked does not equate to sex - only in the repressed mind of the shackled. I suppose you oppose public breastfeeding as well.

Anonymous said...

As already stated, you are a complete moron. Right to privacy should be applied equally. If I can't determine what I consider to be privacy in my own life, then I should get to tell everyone else what is not private in theirs (abortion). You would have the majority subservient to a minority of freaks. Enough is enough. You are tyrannical in your demand for tolerance -- not very tolerant of MY position. And your ideas are just asinine. Do you support public nudity? Should indecent exposure no longer be a crime? If people can suppress their sexual urges, I guess sexual assault crimes are already a thing of the past! And since nudity does not lead to arousal in a lot of people, I guess that explains why the porn industry is going bankrupt. You are a freak for the positions you take.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and your reference to a "conservative" politician that couldn't help looking at porn? Seems I remember something about a liberal president that raped quite a few women. I think his wife is running for president. I guess liberals sometimes have the "repressed mind of the shackled." In fact, perversion and immorality seem to be championed by the left (you) nowadays. Is it your goal to make society evil?

Happily Married said...

Exactly when did I champion perversion and immorality? When did I suggest I want to make society evil? People being naked does not make society evil. Right to privacy should absolutely be applied equally. That means that you have a right to privacy in a public shower - but only so much as is gender neutral. If the shower stalls are individual no one should be looking in. If the shower is open - since showering or nudity is not the same as sexuality - you have the same to right to privacy as anyone in the room. I know this is an advanced societal concept - but at least try to consider perspectives beyond religious sexual implications. What about public breastfeeding? Once again - you refer to transgender people as freaks. Who is intolerant?

Anonymous said...

Anyone should be able to do whatever they want to do in their own homes. I have a major problem when people come out of their homes into the public and demand that the whole world change to accommodate them. That's what these people are demanding and you're stupid enough to support them. What about my rights? Do I not have any in the public sphere? Or would you have it so that I no longer move about in the public sphere? Is that the goal? To make society intolerant to the majority and tolerant to the perverted minority? And I'm not arguing religious sexual implications, I understand sex because I've had sex. You should watch some scientific shows on sex sometimes -- I think the Learning Channel or National Geo shows them sometimes. Human sense of scent is too diminished to rely on pheromones anymore. Human males (and females, to a certain extend) rely on visual stimulation. You are ignorant to ignore actual science in such a way. What you wish would be is still at the mercy of what actually is. You completely ignored my sarcastic comment on the porn industry going bankrupt -- it isn't. In actuality, porn sites make more money than the NFL, NBA and MLB combined. News flash: there's nudity on the internet. You don't think that perverts who look at porn and nudity on the internet will not take advantage of your idiotic position to leer at naked people? You are a moron. The best compromise, as I stated earlier (and you ignored) would be to have male, female AND gender neutral facilities. Why isn't this an acceptable compromise? Why must everyone kowtow to the extreme minority?

Anonymous said...

18 year old man poses as OB/GYN and performs exams:

http://fox13now.com/2015/01/19/teen-caught-after-posing-as-obgyn-at-hospital-for-month-fooled-doctors/

Guess he's just another person with a "repressed mind of the shackled."

USS Rodger Young said...

Anoymous,

Good post even though you're posting as Anonymous. Why must everyone kowtow to the extreme minority says it all. Forcing people to bake cakes for those who don't want to is coddling a minority who themselves discriminate. Madness!!!!

USS Rodger Young said...

Happily Dumb said...
"Exactly when did I champion perversion and immorality?"
Answer - when you became a liberal.

"When did I suggest I want to make society evil?"
Answer - when you expressed support for racist gun laws disarming inner city blacks whom you must think are inferior to whites.

" I know this is an advanced societal concept"
Answer - I can't think of a more elitest, self centered statement. Who says it's an "advanced societal concept" - you? Did you determine that or are you spouting some fringe left dogma created by a movement wanting to bilk money from low information followers (Dali Lama for instance)

"What about public breastfeeding"

Answer - Don't do it in public. Simple. Go to your car, or drape a blanket around yourself or don't take your screaming baby into public, and we won't have to look at your saggy boobs. Because YOU think breastfeeding in public is ok doesn't make it so. It hasn't been ok for since the inception of our once great country, so why would it be now? This view is actually a tolerant stance my confused friend. How might you ask? It's tolerant in the fact that it keeps the country in line with the Christian morals that made us great. Intolerance of Christrian values (your view) does not. Simple.

Now go back into your parent's basement apartment, munch some more shrooms, and make us laugh with another stupid post tomorrow. LOL!!

Stings don't it

Your ole pal

USS Rodger Young

Roger Schindler

USS Rodger Young said...

This ought to put them into a high speed wobble. LOL!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

While HM's argument seems to center around the "right" of a wiener wagging weirdo to view others in a gender neutral shower, I am more concerned with my right to shower without the likelihood of said weirdo wiener wagger wagging his weirdo wiener at me or my daughters!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:04,

HM doesn't care about YOUR rights. Only certain preferred groups have rights in the minds of today's liberals.

Sarkazein said...

I am going by memory here but I believe HappilyMarried previously on an older thread wrote he/she would be OK with his/her young daughters showering in a public locker room with men who for that moment considered themselves women Q. So at least she/he is willing to give his/her daughters rights away too. In this one area HM gets an A+ for honesty and consistency.

Anonymous said...

The question is, does HM have any real daughters to put into that situation. Hypothetical positions mean nothing. I would question the sanity of any parent who would actually take that position with their real-life child. I wager HM has no real children of his/her own.

Sarkazein said...

HM stated (still going by memory) that she/he did in fact have daughters. It is only hypothetical to the point it hadn't happened yet, as far as we know. Almost sounded like he/she was looking forward to it as it would make his/her daughters more socially enlightened and it would give them some street cred in the Progressive circle he/she runs in.

Anonymous said...

If HM DOES have daughters and would subject them to such a situation, he/she is even more of a moron than I previously thought.

Florida Conservative said...

If Trump truly wants to emulate the greatest president ever (Ronald Reagan), he should honor his 11th commandment. I feel he blew it at the SC debate when he attacked W. Totally uncalled for and ill advised.

Wolf's Head said...

"Totally uncalled for and ill advised." Florida Conservative

I don't like politicians bashing each other rather than laying out their ideas and goals. But maybe desperate times call for desperate measures.

The Bushes have not been all that good for America, as Pat Buchanan has laid out in a statement to Breitbart.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/02/18/exclusive-pat-buchanan-donald-trumps-rise-is-rejection-of-a-quarter-century-of-bush-republicanism/

Sarkazein said...

TRUMP might be trying to sell Michael Moore a TRUMP penthouse mansion to replace the other mansions Moore is losing in his divorce. Imitation is the highest form of flattery. Once a Dirt Ho always a Dirt Ho and they will say or do anything to close that Real Estate deal.

Sarkazein said...

Bernie Sanders is made an honorary woman and he's proud of it. He won't have to wait for for laws to change, he can now use the ladies locker room with Happy's daughters.

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Sarkazein said...

When President Sanders visits Muslim countries he will have to wear a hijab over his hair. Putin will give him one as an inauguration present.