OK, I’m going to say it. John McCain was a hero – a long time ago. For at least the last 20 years of his life he was a jerk. During the 2008 Presidential election the same Democrats who are now praising McCain to no end created and used a canard that McCain was a hotshot thoughtless coward who caused a fire on the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in 1967 that killed 137 sailors. Then, because his Father and Grandfather were both Admirals, the Navy covered up his deadly shenanigans.

That Democrat Lie, like so many Democrat Lies, reminds me of the so-called “Steele Dossier.” The first time I heard this McCain lie, I had already read the book “Sailors to the End.” That book is not about McCain – it is about the overall tragedy of the fire and its aftermath. Within that story McCain’s actions are recounted and they truly are HEROIC. I did not have the platform of Facebook or my Blog at that time, but I took every opportunity available through email and comments to articles on the internet to counter the Democrat Lie about John McCain. As to McCain’s time as a guest at the “Hanoi Hilton” I have heard criticisms of McCain’s actions, but I believe the evidence overall supports claims that in that, too, he was HEROIC.

After his military retirement McCain entered politics and became a regular fixture in Washington. Sometime – I think in the 80s before I paid much attention to politics – he became one of the so-called “Keating Five.” That story was about the collapse of a savings and loan institution that cost many depositors their life savings and the American taxpayer over 4 billion dollars. That was when a billion was real money. McCain and John Glenn were reprimanded by the Senate for their participation in this folly.

When George W. Bush became President, McCain took a number of opportunities to “stick it to” Bush. I ended up sending a number of very critical emails to the Senator each time he did that. When Trump ran for President he made some, shall we say, inartful comments about McCain. McCain took those comments personally and I don’t blame him. But if you’re going to play big boy politics you need to put principles and the people of the US ahead of personal dislike. Instead, McCain has taken every chance to “stick it to” Trump. Even to the point of making a big show of voting against repeal of ObamaCare. This, even though, he made it a major promise as part of his 2016 campaign.

So John McCain started out as a hero and ended his career and his life as a jerk. Go ahead and write your nasty responses. I don’t care. He has made it possible for the same Democrats who lied about him in 2008 to “weaponize” his death in the same way they weaponized the death of Paul Wellstone. This time it will hurt Trump in a way that will almost certainly end up hurting the American people.  And any American who knowingly takes an action that will hurt the American people IS A JERK.


I heard on the news today that John McCain’s family has told Trump that he is ‘persona non grata’ at the Senator’s funeral. This is quite interesting.

Quite welcome at the event will be a bunch Democrats, mostly Party leaders. Why do I find this interesting? Trump has made some ‘inartful’ comments about McCain. Not surprisingly, McCain took those comments personally and has not missed an opportunity to “give it to Trump.” In 2008 those same Democrats who will be welcomed to McCain’s funeral and who will lionize him no end invented and promoted a canard – a big lie – about McCain. The story was that young Naval aviator McCain was a careless showoff whose recklessness started a fire on the USS Forrestal while stationed off Viet Nam that killed over 130 sailors. Then, because his Dad was an Admiral, the Navy covered up his misdeeds. Like the so-called “Steele Dossier” this story was a complete fabrication peddled by the Democrat Party. Apparently McCain’s family has no problem with this story. Or maybe it’s just another opportunity to “give it to Trump.”

Here are some facts. McCain was a hero both in his time at the ‘Hanoi Hilton’ and aboard the Forrestal when the fire occurred as I have detailed previously on this Blog which can be found by searching for the string “Forrestal” if you’re interested.

Being a hero does not constitute a free pass to say and do stupid things. In the 2016 campaign McCain promised many many times to repeal ObamaCare. When the time came to deliver on that promise McCain chose to “give it to Trump” rather than keep his promise. McCain was a hero of Viet Nam, but he was not the perfect man the Democrats will insist upon at the funeral. Perfect people are in short supply on this side of eternity and McCain had feet of clay like you and me. Remember the “Keating Five?” McCain and 4 Democrats were associated with the collapse of a savings and loan institution that cost many people their life savings and American taxpayers several billion dollars. McCain and John Glenn got off with reprimands from the Senate.

In case you wondered why those Democrats would want to confer sainthood upon McCain at all, I will tell you. The Democrats have been since his death and will after his funeral weaponize McCain’s passing to “give it to Trump” a few more times. The Democrats would never do something so vile you say? Anybody remember Paul Wellstone’s memorial service? Some of those who organized that service have expressed shame at the way their efforts were weaponized by the Democratic Party to take advantage of Wellstone’s death for political advantage.

The Democrats, the entertainment industry, the lamestream news media and academia have all committed to doing anything and everything to get rid of Trump and stop him from keeping his promises. If the Dems take control of the House they WILL impeach him. Even if they can’t win the case in the Senate it will tie his administration up so that he can do nothing to keep his campaign promises. If you do not want that to happen then YOU need to VOTE in November. If the choice is between a Democrat and a RINO, hold your nose and vote for the RINO.


This week I had a very sad, but very educational experience. A person with whom I attended school from the 1st grade through the 12th grade found that she had a “gift” that enabled her to look into the depths of my heart and soul and identify me as a bigot, a homophobe and a couple of other rather contemptible things. This surprised me. I had always liked this person and, in fact, she had asked me in the 2nd or 3rd grade to be her boyfriend. I guess I was quite naive because I had not the slightest idea what that meant. I’m sure she doesn’t remember that and if she did I’m sure, now that she’s probed the depth of my obviously vile nature, she would deny it. This is extra sad for me since I always admired her. She participated in just about every school activity possible, but was still able to be in the National Honor Society. Considering her current evaluation of my nature I guess I dodged a bullet on that ‘boyfriend’ thing, though.

She is not the first liberal “blessed” with that gift of being able to gauge the depths of my heart and soul. They do it all the time on Facebook. And not just me. It turns out that liberals can see into the most secret thoughts and beliefs of anyone who disagrees with them to reveal all these “deplorable” evidences of hatred, bigotry, homophobia, sexism – whatever – you name it.

It turns out, though that I, too, have a “gift.” I am able to classify almost all liberals in two groups. The first group consists primarily of average liberals who really want to help people. The problem is they are stupid. The second group consists the liberal leaders who care only about power and, in many cases, money. The problem with them is that they are evil.

Now when I say the first group is stupid that is not necessarily a comment on IQ. What it does mean is that they have imbibed the claptrap Kool Aid dispensed by the second group. This is part of the reason they will not respond to confrontation with logical arguments. All they have are accusations that they go back to over and over. “You’re a bigot.” “You’re a homophobe.” “Trump is a fascist.” “Trump is a dictator.” Wouldn’t you think a liberal could pump up their brain enough to have a cogent thought or two? If Trump was a fascist and a dictator, liberals would be languishing in concentration camps.

The second group of liberals are the leaders. They actually comprise the main inhabitants of the “swamp” that Trump often talks about. These people have no goal other than their own interests. They have become experts at bending logic and mispresenting truth. The “lie” is their coin of the realm. They are not the only denizens of the swamp. Recent events provoked by Trump have revealed that a significant number of Republicans who profess to be conservative are, in fact, fellow travelers with the liberal leaders. But that’s a subject for a different rant on my part.

The amount of power these ‘leaders’ wield is amazing. The first entry in my Blog was about Bill Cosby. I was a gigantic fan of his in the 60s. I could recite most of his comedy routines verbatim. From the 70s through the early 2000s he became a liberal icon. Then, inexplicably, he began to espouse occasional conservative thoughts and ideas. Suddenly a stream of women began to come out of the woodwork charging the ‘Cos’ with years old violations of their personal dignity. That’s what happens when you step off today’s liberal plantation. You must be punished. Had the Cos the sense to ‘shuffle’ back onto the plantation and renounce his conservative leanings, all those charges would have melted back into the woodwork. But he did not and they did not. This should serve as a warning to Charles Barkley and Kanye West. Soledad O’Brien has already swatted at Kanye pretty hard. The swamp leaders have you guys in their cross-hairs – watch your step.