I hate to say it, But, John Kerry is right

As you all know, I have rescinded my support of Donald Trump. So, when I saw this article here; I had to agree with it.

Via Yahoo News:

Washington (AFP) – Secretary of State John Kerry warned that the Republican presidential campaign has descended into “an embarrassment” that raises awkward questions abroad about the reliability of the United States.

Kerry said that everywhere he goes, every leader he meets asks about what is happening in America.

“They cannot believe it. I think it is fair to say that they’re shocked. They don’t know where it’s taking the United States of America,” Kerry said in an interview on the Sunday CBS news show “Face The Nation.”

“It upsets people’s sense of equilibrium about our steadiness, about our reliability, and to some degree I must say to you, some of the questions, the way they’re posed to me, it’s clear to me that what’s happening is an embarrassment to our country.”

Kerry was asked out the impact abroad of the Republican campaign with its calls for bans on Muslim immigrants, surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods and the return of waterboarding, an interrogation practice regarded as torture.

Frontrunner Donald Trump and his chief rival Ted Cruz have stepped up the anti-Muslim rhetoric since the suicide bombings in Brussels Tuesday that left 28 dead.

I hate to be the one to say it; But, Jerry Kerry is right. The nasty rhetoric coming out of the Trump and Cruz campaigns is sickening. I would imagine that world leaders would be mildly concerned about it too. I wrote something on Facebook last night and I think it fits here:

One more thing before I go to bed.

I have written about this on my blog, but, I thought I would write about it here as well I have officially thrown in the towel with Donald Trump.

He’s got some great positions on free trade, foreign policy and immigration. But, there are other things that he has done, that I really don’t like at all.

Basically, what happened is there was a story that came out in the National Enquirer that basically accused Ted Cruz of having multiple affairs with multiple women

Well, a young lady who I have known via the Internet for a long time got implicated in that story in the National Enquirer. Her name is Amanda Carpenter and I have corresponded with her on the internet on multiple occasions and she’s also happily married with 2 kids

The fact that Donald Trump basically has not really said anything in her defense and the fact that basically the guy is a misogynist when it comes to women; his attacks on Megyn Kelly are a perfect example of that.

I looked the other way when he went after Megyn Kelly, I looked the other way when he said some rather nasty things about Rosie O’Donald and a few other women. I also looked the other way when some very hardcore racist people began supporting him and he basically would not forcefully distanced himself from those kind of people.

I kind of get wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt and I also kind of tried to overlook it.

However, when someone who I happen to know is a sister in the Lord Jesus Christ that loves the Lord quite a bit and strives to serve him and make him the Cornerstone of her family; that being her husband and her two children; gets slimed like that and then Donald Trump turns around and says, “well, I didn’t have anything to do with it” and basically in insinuates that Ted Cruz and the rest of those women had it coming…

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….I’m sorry, but that’s just too much. Not to mention that Donald Trump has cheapened the political discussion. he has appealed to a raw emotion which is populism and there’s nothing wrong with that; as long as it’s done in a positive way. Donald Trump has used it in a negative way and as a result some pretty nasty things have happened.

Having said that, I have rescinded my support of Donald Trump. I will not be voting for him in the general election. I will be voting third-party most likely to libertarian or Constitution party and if the GOP collapses upon itself in November, it will be nobody’s fault, but their own and I will be able to say that I had no hand in that implosion.

if by some chance Donald Trump does win the White House, personally, I think it’ll be a miracle. because if the GOP establishment doesn’t do him in, then he will do himself in with his nastiness and that’s just how I feel about it.

Ronald Reagan conveyed hope, optimism and faith. Donald Trump, the only thing I see that comes out of him his ego nastiness and vindictiveness; that’s not good qualities for a president.

I ask all of you who are Christians and do pray, that do follow me on Facebook, who are friends with me on Facebook; please hold up Amanda Carpenter, her husband Chris and her daughter and young son in your prayers. Because now, Satan is working overtime to try to destroy that marriage and it’s a sad thing, she’s a really nice woman.

This is why I stopped supporting Donald Trump; nothing more, nothing less. Quite bluntly, I have had enough of it. When the GOP finds someone, who is not a clown show, to run for President; I might vote for them. Until then, I will be voting third party. The silliness with Amanda Carpenter was it for me.

Others: Booman Tribune

When customers are jerks

Sorry, but this is just wrong….:

DES MOINES, Iowa — A popular waitress at a popular restaurant closed out one of her table’s Tuesday night when she found a note from her patron.Zombie burgerTaelor Beeck“At first, I felt really upset, I felt attacked, I almost felt like I was back in middle school all over again, like being bullied,” Taelor Beeck said. “I felt like a burning anger inside of me.”On a bill worth $17.26, the tip line was crossed out.”Tips are only for normal looking people,” the patron wrote.”But I didn’t act on it because it’s not worth it when someone puts hate out there, you know to respond in a hateful way will do no good,” Beeck said.Beeck describes herself as an individual. She said she was stiffed out of the money that people in the service industry rely on to pay their bills.”I mean I can’t pay my bills if people don’t tip me,” Beeck said. “That’s how I make a living.”Orchestrate Hospitality, the parent company of Zombie Burger is standing behind its employee and released this statement: We believe that zombie burger is a place that celebrates individuality We stand by our staff We also believe that our customers enjoy zombie burger because it is a wonderfully unique place and that includes the team members. We are in 100% support of our staff. And we’re confident that our customers will be as well. She is an example of a great team member and we are standing by her. – Source: Waitress Stiffed: ‘Tips are only for normal-looking people’ | whotv.com

For the record,  Taelor Beeck looks like this:

and what she got was this from a customer:

Any other time, I would say that she most likely wrote the note herself. However, I have worked in the retail service industry in my day; and I can honestly tell you that some in the public, can be real a-holes in a big way. 😡

For the conservatives who would say, “Well, she does look strange, she deserves it!” I simply ask you this: Would you feel the same way, if this woman were black? Would you feel the same way, if this were your daughter? Most importantly, would you feel the same way, if it were a conservative Christian lady, who was wearing a cross and maybe a Christian t-shirt? Most sane people would feel a bit differently about it.

Allow me to remind my reading audience of something; there have been soldiers who have died on battlefields, foreign and domestic —- so that this young lady can think and dress, talk and act —– be who she really is! This is the essence of true freedom. It is a damned shame that some people have to take a judgmental attitude towards those who do not fit into what their shallow idea of what “Normal” really is. I know something about this; as I have been there myself.

This above, is why I never want to see Ted Cruz, that demented Christian Theocratic Dominionist in the White House, ever.