Entitled

Through the 2016 election we had to listen to people, including Hillary herself, claim that she should be President because “it’s her turn.”

Now, with the nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, the same people are griping that the SCOTUS seat he has been nominated to fill was “stolen” from Judge Merrick Garland.

Stolen, as is taken from its rightful owner.

Hillary was not entitled to the Oval Office.  Judge Garland was not entitled to a seat on SCOTUS.

 

Now, The Hill has been pushing Chelsea Clinton on us, fueling the idea that she is being groomed for public office.  Why not?  She’s accomplished nothing but being born to a political family and having everything in life handed to her as a form of payment to her parents.

The attitude has become “if we didn’t get Hillary, we could at least get the next best Clinton.”

Chelsea’s not entitled to public office either, no matter who’s loins she was birthed from.

Connected Democrats are not owed, entitled to, or have a turn to hold positions in government.

They don’t.  Nobody does.

We fought one war to stop living under a Monarchy.

This shit has got to stop.

 

 

Why I love trucks and hate the media

Last week, President Donald Trump met with the CEOs of some trucking companies and members of the American Trucking Association.  In typical photo-op styling, some 18-wheelers were parked on the White House lawn and President Trump climbed into the cab and honked the horn of a Semi.

Since then, every media outlet and their mother has been making jokes about Donald Trump and trucks.

Buzzfeed, not to be outdone, is releasing a book making fun of Trump and his love of trucks.

Since nobody else has said this, let me say it:

Dear Media,

Fuck you all.  Fuck your mothers.  Fuck your ancestry and progeny for a thousand generations. You sacks of shit have abdicated your responsibility to the truth in favor of partisan hackery.  Shame on you all.

Here’s the truth, I love truck too.

Trucking is A $1 TRILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY, representing more than 10% of the US GDP.

Over 70% of all freight tonnage in the US is moved by Truck.

There are over 3.5 million truck drivers in the US, with an average salary of $57,000.  That is 3.5 million people making a solidly  middle class, living income.

Trucking is overwhelmingly small business, with 90% of Trucking companies having 10 trucks or less, and is one of the fastest growing small businesses in America.

Trucking is co critical to the US economy that trucking is used as a metric of economic performance.

There is a reason a common refrain of the American Trucking Association is:

The reason that some asshole from Buzzfeed, in New York City, is having a latte while writing a book mocking Trump is that coffee beans from South America delivered to the port of Miami, milk from a farm in Upstate New York, sugar from central Florida, and a mug from Ohio, all were shipped to NYC in a truck.  If he had a blueberry scone with that latte, we can add California, Kansas, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and a whole host of other states to that list.

That the President of the United States met with representatives of the trucking industry to celebrate trucking, instead of doing what Obama did and try to fuck it to death with EPA regulations,  is good for the American economy.

It’s good for the American Economy.

Good.

But the shit-for-brains, Leftist fuck-wits with the media won’t let that penetrate their bubble.

You know what?

I heart trucks too, you miserable, dishonest, sons-of-bitches.

*Honk-Honk*

 

Orangy is back.

Apparently did some skin shedding and looks a tad thin…

She was leaning against the fence when I saw her him (apparently it is a male) the nose was against the pole and the tail ended right by a brick.

Five feet, two inches. 

My wife is not that tall!

And don’t complain, I know Lagniappe has cool doggies, but I have to take what I can get and it is is an undersized dinosaur, so be it..

PS: Till just a while ago, the coots were hanging around in the lake near my property.  Orangy shows up….poof!

Coincidence? I think not!


OK, some more info on the Green Iguana.

Nonnative species

First year: 1966

Extirpated year:

Established status: Populations are confirmed breeding and apparently self-sustaining for 10 or more consecutive years.

Estimated Florida range: 1 county  At least 10 years, 4 counties  Less than 10 years, 1 county  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Expanding

Threats to natives: Unknown. Adults are vegetarians, so they do not compete for food with our native lizards.

Species Account: This native of the neotropics is found on Key Biscayne and in urban and suburban areas elsewhere in southern Florida, especially where trees form dense canopies near water (Dalrymple 1994). However, they can also be found beneath canal side debris, on downtown sidewalks, and in urban backyards. When startled, this primarily arboreal species often drops from limbs of trees and swims or runs quickly away. Babies are bright green, but adults tend to be grayish green and may develop orange coloration anteriorly during the breeding season. The huge dewlap and vertebral crest are largest in males, which may reach over 1.8 m (6 ft) in length. This species is extremely popular in the pet trade and is frequently released or escapes, but specimens typically do not survive the winter except in southern Florida (Bartlett and Bartlett 1999).