Why I haven’t been blogging

This is one of those blog postings that I’ve meant to write for a while.

My friends I’m simply going to be honest with you. I have quite frankly gotten bored with politics. Back in 2006, when I started blogging, President George W Bush was in the White House, the Iraq war was in full swing which I was totally against and the Democrats and basically the progressive left was against it. There was a reason for my writing.

Well, needless to say my reasons for writing have basically evaporated. Not to mention that blogging has gotten a bit more partisan than it used to be. And also too, there was a bit more sense of community among the bloggers, people helped each other out.

Nowadays, it seems like the blog and Community has become partisan and basically an ego trip contest to see whose ego is the biggest. One thing I can honestly tell you about this blogging thing,  it was never about me or my ego or who I am or anything like that. I was simply a voice for those who either didn’t have time or didn’t have the ability to write about what they were feeling.

Now, about Trump, I can honestly say that he does have good ideas on three issues:

1. Free trade: let’s just be real folks globalism is killing America and I would like to see that reined-in, in a big way. The amount of imports in this country from China, from Japan and from other places is, killing our manufacturing base in this country. I think if Donald Trump could do something with these free trade agreements to make them more favorable for the United States of America that would be great.

2. Illegal immigration: let’s just be real folks our Southern border is wide open. I believe that if Donald Trump could do something about the illegal immigration problem in this country; such as enforce the laws that are already on the books and have ICE agents carry out that enforcement, like they’re supposed to then maybe something could be done.

3. Foreign policy: let’s just be real folks the Cold War is Over. And I think it’s about time that someone like Donald Trump has went through our foreign policy commitments and told these countries that the Cold War is Over and that we should not be providing protection to these people for free anymore. Furthermore, I think Donald Trump should realign our foreign policy to protecting America First and not getting it involved in matters that are not of our concern. The solution to terrorism is full-scale bombing operations and wiping out these terrorist cells and that can be done without boots on the ground you’d be amazed what a 80,000 ton bomb can do to a terrorist headquarters. I simply do not believe that Donald Trump believes in prolonged conflict like what we had in Iraq. Furthermore I believe that Donald Trump would stand up to the neoconservative Hawks in the Republican Party and would tell them, no, we’re not going to do what you want, we’re going to put America first.

That’s the good things about Donald Trump. Now, here’s what I don’t like about him. The fact is folks Donald Trump tends to be a bit of a loose cannon. Donald Trump also has a problem with bashing women; to the point where even as a guy, it bothers me.

Another thing that kind of bothers me too and I know this is probably going to make me get some static from people who actually read this blog and that is this:

Folks let’s just be real:  Donald Trump is a very wealthy man. I have a sneaky suspicion that Donald Trump is going to try to use his wealth and his business connections to try to Curry favor with those who are perceived as enemies of America. This my friends is extremely problematic and could pose a problem for the United States of America. Not to mention the Office of the President of the United States. It would also put Congress in a very precarious position.

One of the main reasons why I stopped writing is because the partisanship and blogging has turned quite frankly into rancid rancor and I simply don’t believe that blogging was never intended to be like that. I never played the partisan game very well at all. I’m all for convictions and vision for what America should be and all that good stuff, but political partisanship or loyalty to a party was never my bag at all. Both of these parties are two sides of the same coin anymore and that coin is basically special interest and Corruption. You know One hand washes the other. I have a sneaking suspicion that Donald Trump would play that game to the hilt and I believe sometimes it would not be in America’s best interest.

So as far as who I’m voting for; at this stage in the game I have no earthly idea who I’m going to vote for it certainly isn’t going to be the Democrats or Hillary Clinton. Now as far as who I would vote for I think it depends on how things are come election day. Outside of what happened with Amanda Carpenter, I really don’t see anything that would stop me from voting for Donald Trump at this point. I would like to see him tone things down a bit and become a bit more presidential or stately, but knowing Donald Trump I don’t think that’s going to happen at all.

So, at this point Ladies and Gentlemen, this is where I’m at. I’ve lost the motivation to write about politics. But, not what I feel to be wrong morally. So, I’m not going to just disappear. I’m just not going to be writing about the headlines as much. I’m not going away, I’m just going to be a bit more selective about what I write about on this blog and what I care to spend time on.

I’m also considering going back and trying to get on with another trucking company maybe take another refresher course if I can get a place that offer it and go back to work driving truck.

I’ve spent a lot of time on YouTube watching Trucking video blogs which are very awesome by the way. If by chance I decided to go back out and drive again and finally am able to go solo in a truck I might start a video blog series on what I do. I’m undecided whether I am going to post those videos here or start a trucking blog and post them there. I’d really like to get back to work because sitting around here has gotten beyond boring.

Another issue that has distracted me away from this blog is my dad’s health. My dad is suffering with a bulged disc in his back and this is a different one from the one he had before back when I tried to go on with Celadon. This one’s in a totally different spot on his back and it is been hurting him bad in fact just earlier here we had a little issue with him when he was in the bathroom and we like to have never gotten him out of there he’s now on the couch with a pillow behind his back in a wet wash cloth on his head and he is trying to get the pain to ease off. So now I’m having to deal with that and that’s one of the reasons why I haven’t just jump back out on the road to drive truck. With this man, that being me, family comes first and trucking career and blogging come second.

I hope you all understand and I hope you all don’t give up on me as a blogger. But right now, life is taking precedence over this blog.

Thanks for reading,

Charles Patrick Adkins

Around the ‘sphere….

I know, I have not been writing much here. Real life has kept me busy and plus, I have just been doing other things. Youtube videos and so forth. Sorry. Anyhow, here some links and my commentary on them. All links go to Memeorandum.

There’s more over at Memeorandum. But, most of it, is, in my humble opinion; stupid. I cannot wait till the general election.

Video: On the transgender bathroom issue and other stuff

I haven’t posted one of these in a while and posted here in a while either. Sorry. 🙁 Just ain’t been feeling like writing.

But, here’s a video:

Things that I should be blogging about

As I you might have noticed, I really have not been writing about politics as of late. I just am at the point of being sick and tired of the thing. The entire Republican primary has become, in my opinion, a clown show, as has the Democrat’s as well.

But, seeing that this is supposed to be my blog, here goes:

Business Insider: ‘I’m getting sick of it’: Sean Hannity blows up at Ted Cruz:

Conservative radio host Sean Hannity and Sen. Ted Cruz had a testy back-and-forth on the host’s Tuesday show, with Hannity telling the Texas senator at one point that he was “getting sick of” Cruz dodging “legitimate questions.”

The interview got off to a tense start. Hannity suggested that Americans were wondering about what role delegates play in the process of choosing a nominee, with talk of a contested Republican convention heating up.

Cruz sharply disputed this notion.

“Sean, with all respect, that’s not what people are concerned about,” Cruz said. “I’m campaigning every day. People are concerned about bringing jobs back to America. People are concerned about raising wages. People are concerned about getting the federal government off the backs of small businesses, and people are concerned about beating Hillary” Clinton.

Cruz said that the media “loves to obsess” about the process of choosing a Republican nominee for president. He said that what amounted to “whining” from Donald Trump’s campaign about the delegate process being unfair is “silly.”

Hannity came back at Cruz, telling him that he hears from people who tell him that they “find this whole process confusing.”

Trump has gone on a tear over the past several days, calling the delegate process “rigged” after a series of contests in which Cruz’s campaign outmaneuvered Trump in the battle for delegates. If no candidate reaches the required 1,237 delegates to lock down the Republican nomination, then many delegates who would be bound to Trump on the first convention ballot could vote for a different candidate on subsequent ballots.

Hannity pointed out that the Cruz campaign has focused on wooing delegates who might be able to switch their votes from Trump to Cruz on a second convention ballot.

“It’s more than a process question,” Hannity said. “It’s an integrity-of-the-election question.”

Cruz responded that the “only people asking this question are the hardcore Donald Trump supporters.”

Hannity told him that he had to “stop.”

“Senator, why do you do this every single time?” Hannity asked, cutting Cruz off as he was speaking. “You’ve got to stop. Every time I have you on the air, and I ask a legitimate question, you try to throw this in my face. I’m getting sick of it. I’ve had you on more than any other candidate on radio and TV. So if I ask you, senator, a legitimate question to explain to the audience, why don’t you just answer it?”

Hannity is in the tank for Trump, and has been for a while. Make no mistake, Ted Cruz is a snake and a half; but, Trump? He is worse, much, much, worse. Having said that, it is good to see someone in the Conservative media hold Cruz’s feet to the fire and knock him off his talking points.

Q13 FOX News: AP: Ted Cruz now mathematically eliminated from clinching GOP nomination before convention:

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump is now the only Republican candidate with any chance of clinching the nomination before the convention.

Ted Cruz was mathematically eliminated Tuesday after Trump’s big win in the New York primary.

Trump won at least 89 of the 95 delegates at stake. John Kasich won at least three and Cruz was in danger of being shut out.

There aren’t enough delegates left in future contests for either Cruz or Kasich to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to win the GOP nomination. Their only hope is to block Trump and force a contested convention.

The AP delegate count:

Trump: 845.

Cruz: 559.

Kasich: 147.

But that won’t stop Cruz and Kasich from trying to steal the nomination from Trump.

John Podhoretz / New York Post: A sobering night for New Yorkers who fear Hillary vs. Trump:

We New Yorkers were excited by the fact that for the first time in 24 years (on the Democratic side) or the first time ever (on the Republican side), our votes were going to make a difference in the nomination of a presidential candidate.

And did they ever. Bad exit polls suggested Bernie Sanders was giving Hillary Clinton a race, but in a matter of minutes, it was clear they were wrong. She just walloped him.

This means New York’s Democrats have brought the Bernie insurgency closer to its inevitable end.

Here in New York, reality bit the Bernie bandwagon. He may deliver endless lectures about how money is everything in politics, but he outspent her in New York by 2-to-1 and she still romped. So give a listen in old Brooklyn-speak: Sometimes, money means bupkis.

Podhoretz hates Trump, because he is not a neocon; plain and simple. Plus too, Trump is king in NYC and NY in general. Hillary is too; Bernie’s VT socialism is not accepted nationally.

More on this at Memeornadum

Gabriel Debenedetti / Politico: How Bernie lost New York:

NEW YORK — Bernie Sanders had just arrived at the rally, and missed the incendiary remark entirely. Many on the senator’s campaign had never even heard of Dr. Paul Song, the speaker who had just commandeered news coverage of a massive Washington Square rally in New York by referring to “corporate Democratic whores.”

Nevertheless, by the next morning, the campaign was forced into full scramble mode. Cable coverage of the 27,000-person rally was eclipsed by reporting on the furor surrounding the comment, requiring a Sanders response. After first resisting an apology, the campaign settled on disavowing the remark with a tweet.

Another day, another lost news cycle.

Like I said above, Bernie’s style of politics is not nationally accepted. Especially calling woman whores; that doesn’t fly in National politics, let alone National LIBERAL politics!

More on this at memeorandum.

John Bresnahan / Politico: Paul Ryan’s House of woes:

Paul Ryan has had a tough couple of months.

The House GOP’s response to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis is stuck, with a big May 1 deadline looming. The leadership’s 2017 budget plan is stalled. And legislation to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration hasn’t left the runway.

With all the attention showered on Ryan’s non-interest in running for president, it’s easy to overlook the new speaker’s troubles running the House these days.

Almost six months into the job, Ryan and his top lieutenants face questions about whether the Wisconsin Republican’s tenure atop the House is any more effective than that of his predecessor, former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Ryan has flattered the House Freedom Caucus and pursued promises to empower rank-and-file Republicans with reforms to how the House operates — yet it’s yielded little in the way of actual results.

Politics is a beach and sometimes, you’re the ball. Sucks to be him. Is it any wonder that Republicans are being told to avoid the convention?

More on this at Memeorandum

Looks like criminal charges are going to come down related to Democrat’s Flint Water debacle, finally.

A gay “pastor” tries to pull a gay slur hoax and fails, massively. Big surprise there. :roll:

There is much more over on memeorandum. Go check it out.

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…

,
….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.

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