July 15, 2024

The other day I was engaging someone on Facebook who was simply regurgitating lines from their favorite candidate and speaking them as if they were facts. 

When I pointed out that they were not facts and provided evidence from one news source, I was told that was not a credible outlet and that I was being fooled into believing something that obviously wasn’t true. When I then provided five different sources and one from a platform that this person had used before to show evidence of backing something up, I followed up with, “Does that make this a fact now, or are you still going to believe the lies that you were being told?”

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Of course, in today’s day and age people have a problem with being shown that they’re wrong, and they would rather deflect and move on to the next subject than say, oh you know what I am a flawed human being and sometimes I do get things wrong. 

We all get things wrong. 

Each and every one of us, every person who has ever been born on the Big Blue Marble we call Earth, has inevitably and invariably gotten things wrong.

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, you should believe as I do that He was the only person ever to walk this planet who did not get something wrong. Otherwise, you can take comfort and knowing that you’re in a huge boat and we have all screwed up at one point.

The last part of my engaging with this person is where I came up with the idea to do this article. 

I was told that I seemed angry and that maybe I wasn’t looking at these things that were going on in the country with rational eyes. At that suggestion, I checked myself and upon further review, my mouth opened and I wondered aloud why isn’t everybody as mad as hell as I am about what’s going on in this country right now.

Here are just some of the more recent examples of why this nation should be embarrassed and outraged. 

My first example comes from my colleague Bonchie who wrote this earlier today, New Messages Reveal Joe Biden Sought a Meeting With a Chinese Businessman After Millions in Payments

From that article

President Joe Biden personally requested an audience with a Chinese oil executive whose company weeks earlier paid Hunter Biden millions of dollars in consulting fees, text messages obtained and released by the House Ways and Means Committee this week suggest.    

Hunter Biden said his uncle’s “brother” would be in New York City and wanted to meet with Ye Jianming, the chairman of the Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC, in an Aug. 27, 2017, WhatsApp message to CEFC director Gongwen Dong. Emails from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop show that he and his uncle, Jim Biden, were in the city that week to meet with Ye and discuss their ongoing business relationship. Earlier that month, CEFC had wired more than $5 million to Hunter Biden’s company, Hudson West III.

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How in the name of anything you find holy can we be led by this person?

I know if you read a number of us during the 2020 election we were all united in opposition to Biden winning. Those of us who had an idea of how bad and incompetent he was as a senator knew he was bad, but I don’t know if anyone dreamed he was this much of a colossal mess up. We should be humiliated in our revolution because of how corrupt this man and his family are.

My colleague  Jennifer Oliver O’Connell touched on the incredibly sad state of last night’s debate and whether this type of format is the best to sort out the GOP contenders. Was the Future Truly Debated at the Second GOP Presidential Debate?

The format still blows. My colleague Ward Clark feels that the Lincoln-Douglas style debates should wait for the general. I respectfully disagree. If you’re going to have several of these debates, then pick THREE topics at most, and let everyone have at it and discuss them exhaustively. Instead, the moderators ask the question of one of the candidates, and the rest have a 30-second window to chime in or respond. This is, frankly, FUBAR. Let’s throw the question out and then allow the candidates to have at it and each other. Frankly, this is where you see what they are made of and how well they handle the pressure.

Varney, Perino, and Calderón were a step above Brett Baier and Martha MacCallum, in my opinion. However, they were still closer to being monitors instead of moderators, not allowing every candidate a chance to respond or answer and scolding candidates for going over time. 

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Is this truly the best we can do as a nation? Ask a serious policy question, give someone 45 seconds to respond, and have everyone jockey for top talk over?

This last one is just the icing on the crap cake.

My colleague Nick Arama tackled the lingering effects of the southern invasion we are ALLOWING and how it affects some of our most vulnerable citizens.   Shameful: 95-Year-Old Veteran and Others Booted From Nursing Home to Make Way for Illegal Aliens 

You know how bad it’s been getting there when even the Democratic Mayor Eric Adams blasted Joe Biden over the issue. Of course, what they are feeling in New York City isn’t even close to the problem that the cities on the border have been having. But now that it’s affecting them, suddenly, New York Democrats are feeling it. As we reported, Biden blew off Adams when he was in NYC recently, not even bothering to meet with him.  That shows just how seriously Biden takes the problem, a figurative “drop dead” to NYC. 

But the way they have been dealing with it in New York City hasn’t been good. 

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) held a press conference to call out how NYC was dealing with the crisis on Monday. A 95-year-old Korean War veteran was there, and Malliotakis detailed the horrible story of how he and other nursing home residents had just been

There are just three brief examples and I could write another 10 about why people should be thoroughly disgusted and angry about what’s going on in this country. 

The last article really gets my goat because we’re making room for people who aren’t bothering to come here legally and are not in severe distress, and yet we’re kicking out men or women who served in one of our nation’s wars. All that hoo-ha about thank you for your service and giving a thumbs up to somebody wearing a uniform of the United States Armed Forces is absolutely meaningless when we are sitting by and watching this happen.

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So when I’m asked about what we should do, I have to admit that the mountain is so big, the pile of crap so high that we’ve created, that I sometimes just want to throw my hands up and quit. That or just watch women’s soccer because that’ll melt my brain almost as fast as following all this stuff day in and day out.

Yet I know we have to keep exposing this, I know we have to keep making the point that this is all unacceptable, but for the moment that’s all that I can suggest to do.

However, maybe there’s another way to go about this.

Back in 1976, a movie came out called Network that followed some of the trials and tribulations of those in the news media at the time. The iconic scene at the end of the movie where anchor Howard Beal stands up and starts ranting into the camera about all the ills the country is currently facing oddly enough sounds like some of the very things we’re facing here today.

Beal in his speech says he doesn’t know what to suggest, but he wants people to walk out onto their patios or to their porches and just yell out into the night sky, I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.

I’m not necessarily saying that’s the solution, of course.

Yet I do know my mom and dad and my grandparents sacrificed all of their lives to pass down a better country and a greater opportunity for myself and those behind me. I feel horrible and angry that I’m letting them down and the next generation for what the current state of this country is in at this very moment.

They didn’t work and sacrifice to watch the great experiment of the United States of America swirl down into the toilet bowl of world history.

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Because of that, I am as mad as hell and I don’t want to take it anymore. In the meantime, I’m going to let as many people as possible know why this is wholly unacceptable and why we have to do much better than we’ve been doing.

Make sure to click on the links above provided to my colleague’s articles and as always make sure to check out my BIO right over here or below and let me know what you think whether you agree or disagree or might be somewhere in the middle.

Give this scene a quick view also.

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot – I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, ‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

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