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The Outliers

A few months ago I was having a political discussion with a more left leaning friend of mine. He is one of the few that enjoys dialogue and can have it without losing friends. He stayed along the discussion lines that were being repeated by the media at that time, “Trump only appeals to middle aged white men”. At the time I was not a Trump supporter, but I had been questioning some of the sound bites I had been hearing. I had also started to question why it was that everyone-everyone -found it more appropriate to hate Trump than to question what the media said. I mean everyone on both sides describes their distrust of the media…until it came to this. When it came to this, the media and social media were speaking gospel according to the millennial liberals (who love to question everything). I answered that tired and dividing accusation that Trump only appealed to angry racist white men, “but that isn’t true…what about all these black supporters that keep stunning reporters, showing up at rallies, and starting youtube channels and fb pages”

“Outliers…there are always outliers…every election, you can’t pay attention to the outliers”, he answered with a wave of his hand.

I was dumbfounded. “Outliers”. So…because they are black and they support Trump. Because something in what he says inspires and resonates with them, they are “ouliers” and don’t matter. Becuase they wandered off the Democrat plantations so to speak, they are outliers. How eloquently racist, and he didn’t even realize it.

 So I started following outliers. And I found a lot. Every time there was an unbelievably charged accusation about Trump, I found outlier sources that would put those lines in context or tell the whole story. You know that you can rewrite history and change any story by taking out one line right? I also started to notice, that none of this negativity and hate for Trump had anything to do with the country. It had to do with supposed perceptions. The people’s manipulated perception of Trump as a narcissistic, racist, xenophobic and sexist meglomaniac. I’ve been following Trump for a long time, I always liked his show and I read his books, which inspired me and my brother greatly. He took chances and did things. Yes, he was a womanizer, but that wasn’t and isn’t my concern.



What interested me was that in all the years of Trump in the spotlight, he was never accused of being any of these vile things. Clinton, however, has pandered to votes of ethnic minorities for year. She has a political history of lying and nation destabilization. She has a history of support with the prison industry. She is backed by big pharma, big banks and Monsanto. All the things millennials are against but wanted to ignore #becausefeelings.  Had Trump run on the democratic ticket, he wouldn’t have gotten this kind of harassment. Even the Obama’s weighed in, putting the weight of “legacy” on people and talking about Trump’s jaded view from his ivory tower. So when there are riots in the streets, and property damage and things stolen, we are told that it’s because living in these areas is hell. But when Trump said it, he was being jaded and racist? Apparently this was not so to the “outliers”.

  In the outliers I heard voices from people that had been inspired and had been let down by the last president that they voted in. You can say that the people who voted for Trump were racist and hated Obama, but everybody knows that a whole host and then some who are white voted for Obama. It was uncontested both times. No matter how much the media loves and thrives on division some things just are true. Yes there are racist, but some things are more important to most people than race and gender or sexual habits. I was hearing from the neverttrump crowd that he was unqualified and not a real Christian or conservative and he was being a bumbling idiot.

Well …aren’t we being Victorian all of the sudden? Maybe it is the eight years of beautiful speeches that tell you nothing, and eloquent answers that don’t answer your questions. Everyone became conditioned and also cold. I saw so many statuses like “if you are voting for Trump unfriend me now” …I would never attack one of my liberal friends or taunt them with that status. So I obliged them.  I have never been scared to say who I support in politics before. I would argue with the best argument. But this time I played like I was on the fence and just observed. The nastiness toward anyone who was a Trump supporter was palpable. All media staged and fed. I thank God for the outliers who told me something different. They were brave and faced adversity for stating their own mind and not the collective. They were speaking as Americans first.

I voted for Trump because I’m an American. As an American I would rather take a chance on someone who is not a politican who cannot spin speeches and does not wait till he is behind doors to tell the truth. We all know the country has been rigged for a long time, but we also know that Clinton is one of the biggest players in that rigging. I knew what she would do, why would I dare give her my vote? Screw that. Thats what me, and the outliers, and outcasts, and the old people, and the young people, and the diverse and inspired crowd that the media never dared showed you, decided when we cast our vote. I voted for Trump because I know who I am, I’m not a marxist. I’m an American. If I wanted to live under marxism, in any of its forms I would move somewhere ruled by it. Yesterday all the outliers in flyover states came out of the closet. All the Christians that Clinton insulted. All the deplorable people. Everyone who saw Clinton get a pass that none of the rest of us would EVER get. All of us who are tired of getting smacked with “check your privilege”. All of us who were tired of weekly hearing about a new law written by a pen and a phone. All of us who are tired of the news getting away with made up stories and are tired of being surrounded by people apathetic to it.  All of us who knew that the DNC planned and executed Anti Trump protests and then blamed Bernie Sanders. We made history, and no one can blame or chalk it up to racism.  Aren’t we smarter than that? Do we not remember who we are?  I didn’t watch it happen, because inspired as I was I didn’t have the faith to believe that even this historical turnout could keep someone who broke the law, and owned the media and seemingly the polls, someone who got a pass from the FBI twice, out of the white house if she wanted in.

But the outliers weren’t buying it, and if she got in it would be so obviously rigged only a blind person wouldn’t see it. It’s the year of opposite and strange things.


The CUBS won the World Series this year.

And now rain can end this Alabama drought.

May God protect us and keep us safe and coherent and at peace in the coming years.


The Media Games

Let me be clear. I’m not voting for Donald Trump. I’m not even sure I’ll be voting. So anything I say in this post is not to be taken as pro Trump or anti-Trump. I usually try to look in some other direction when the news (any of the channels) puts something before me to dictate. It is almost uncanny that what we are seeing played out is like a theater of everything we have been told that Republicans are…yet if you look at it from an opposite direction it is also a theater of everything we have been told Democrats are. No matter, it is just that-a theater, and up to the point everyone must be playing their parts right and we aren’t supposed to notice the behind the scenes. This is understandable…I try my best not to look at any of it.
Here is what I think about Trump. I think he is a businessman and an entertainer famous for being a famous business man. When he dangled the idea of running for President if front of us years ago, I thought it was a good idea. He kept having opinions and then he didn’t run. He waited until things were at their worst. Scandals and blatant crimes have been committed and glossed over by the media. Then he arrives. He said before the last election that he had never thought as seriously as he was thinking then about running, and that things couldn’t seem to get worse. Then he backed out and guess what, things have gotten worse. So much so that Trump seems to be the most alive and most exciting guy in the run up. It seems like he is a “tell it like it is” kind of guy who is not afraid of anyone. That he may be. But lets be honest, what Trump says he will do or believes he can do, and what he can do, will do, or would even be ALLOWED to do are very different things. What blows my mind is that it seems both the love him crowd and the hate him crowd are totally enamored and distracted by him. For the right he is the man with a plan that seems to actually care about where the country is. For the left he is the embodiment of racism and sexism. I don’t think he is much of either. Saying there are gangs (and yes there are violent gangs who do commit crimes because that is what gangs do) is not racist. Hispanic and Latino people know this though, many of them come from places like Jaurez or other crime ridden areas, they know and that’s why they want out. They also know some of their criminal neighbors come here. Here is the thing…all of that is not the point. The point of argument is whether or not Trump is a racist. Everyone doesn’t love Megyn Kelly and the questions she was asking Trump were not really hard questions. That also is not the point. The point of argument now is whether he is a sexist. And we all tune in on our “sides” of the theater every night to watch our media representatives spin on the situation. Here is where Trump is smart and truthful, he doesn’t care what people think so he doesn’t care if you think he is a sexist racist. So he can keep this charade up for as long as it takes. America’s attention span is infantile, we had all but forgotten the ordeal with Megyn Kelly and went on to other pastures of distraction, but then Megyn comes back from vacation and Trump brings attention to the happening by tweeting a litany of insults. Gracious, Megyn Kelly is probably the most loved on Fox News by now because of all the bad press Trump has given her. It is unprofessional, and immature to tweet that someone is a “bimbo” among other things simply for not licking your feet. It is about as immature and unprofessional as making a blanket statement about “mexicans” and “mexico” not “sending” their best. The point of that message was lost because of the immature and unprofessional way it thrown out and it can never be undone. Maybe it was not supposed to be. See Trump says outlandish things and makes broad “management” promises that he cannot explain nor back up. Just like Obama and his “keep believing” “hope and change” speeches. This is the same. And people are eating it up.

Let us not forget that the media edits,spins and takes things out of context and puts it all on a loop for the world to see over and over and over. In the past hour and half, just on social media news outlets, I have seen about ten times the “breaking news” that Trump had kicked out Jorge Ramos of Univision from his press conference. The New York Times said “how long will the GOP stand for this. PJMEDIA asked if it was wrong and all the supporters commented that it was right because the Ramos was not called upon and was heckling. I looked up the videos on youtube and yes he did jump up and start asking questions without being called upon. Yes he was removed. Then he was brought back and Trump called on hm and they had a back and forth for nearly five minutes. Then it was over…I wouldn’t know that if I had not looked it up on youtube. All I would have known was that Ramos was kicked out.

With Trump hogging all the spotlight with his cult of personality, the people who have always despised conservatives are now hating them more than ever. No one is paying attention to other candidates such as…Ben Carson. What will never be said though is that Ben Carson most likely doesn’t get much support or talk because he African American. It doesn’t matter that he is a Doctor, is intelligent or that he has a humble demeanor…he is black and it is against political normal to be black and republican. This article by Carson is more powerful than anything Trump has spat out and it should be going viral but ti wont…

“We should have a talk with the Democratic Party.  Let’s tell them, we don’t want to be clothed, fed and housed. We want honor and dignity.

We don’t want a plan to give us public housing in nice neighborhoods. We want an end to excuses for schools that leave us without the means to buy our own houses where we choose to live. We want the skills needed to compete, not a consolation prize of Section 8, Food Stamps and a lifetime of government paperwork.

Finally, we need to go over to the Republican Party. We need to tell them they have ignored us for too long. They need to invite us in and listen to us. We need to communicate and find a different way.

There are many things to be angry about when you are consumed by hopelessness.Bernie Sanders isn’t one of them.”

Oh and Bernie…let me not get started. There is not much difference in him and Clinton except that he is supported by Unions….I’ve never worked for a Union but I’ve known many who have…and  they hated every single second of it. Be aware that anyone who has fawned over a socialist leader got left even further behind than they were to start with, if they were left alive at all.

I lost faith in all news media during Ron Paul’s last run for President. The one candidate who was consistent, not a flip flopper, who truly said mind blowing intelligent things was virtually erased from any polls and conversation about the race. He was always talked to as if he was separate. No matter how many stadiums were packed or how many young people raised money he was never taken seriously. So when he lost it was just “expected”. No one wants to know about the rigged voting machines or the republican votes that were never reported because they were for Paul. For something that widespread and systematic to  happen it would have to come from another authority. Rand Paul doesnt even have that kind of opposition. But maybe Rand is willing to do what his father was not…and maybe if Ron had made it he would have been assassinated. As I said…theater. The media (Fox and CNN and BBC and all the rest) screwed him and America over. They work in tandem with the government and this is now common knowledge yet people are naval gazing with stars in their eyes watching the same reels on loop and two celebrities fight like cats and dogs…to prove to the world that Trump is a bumbling sexist, racist idiot. He will get your hopes up that you will see change then he will bow out and you can watch Hillary take the Iron Throne. I would say put your eyes and prayers elsewhere and get out intelligent thoughts like Carson puts out, or a libertarian candidate…but then I think of the Paul run and how tired and devastated we were when we saw what convention and the system does to truth and passion. It probably doesn’t even matter. So watch your theater, just don’t get to upset when some “scandal” takes him out and leaves you high and dry and still pretending that the media is not covering up real issues and corruption.

Put not your trust in princes, Nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help. Psalm 146:3

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