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the battle we can’t afford to lose

friday, august 28th, 2020

My optimism for the future of America has been rocked by my growing concern for what the left has become, the lack of a balanced media, and my fear of what a Biden victory in November would mean. The left is engaged in an all out war to take down President Trump in any way possible.

So many of us are furious and saddened by what we see on the streets of America. We see hoodlums and thugs trashing businesses, harassing citizens, murdering even children, intimidating weak politicians, and getting their way on the streets of many Democrat-controlled American cities. Whole city blocks were given over to lawless protestors while law enforcement was forced to watch as a their East Precinct was abandoned. We see citizens forced to use weapons to protect their own homes and businesses from threatening mobs. Once arrested, many rioters are too often released, free to continue their attacks.

The left, emboldened by the displays of dissatisfaction with the current administration and current poll numbers, are sure the public is behind them. But rest assured that the visible but relatively small segment of our population demonstrating does not speak for all Americans. Many do not support the extreme demands for social justice, the defunding of law enforcement, and the radical transformation of America that Democrats support.

The Left is coming
for our Rights.

COVID-19 has sent most responsible Americans into their homes. They’re watching the riots and the destruction. They see professional NBA and NFL players talking about wanting Colin Kaepernick to be their go-to-expert on racial justice and collectively taking a knee during the playing of our national anthem. If they do so, they’ll be amazed at how quickly many patriotic fans turn to another channel. Watching overpaid athletes taking a knee in a country that has helped them make millions of dollars playing a “game” will enrage and turn off far more than it will garner support.

Trump supporters have seen the president they elected and who has delivered on key priorities and promises attacked daily by the far-left media. Instead of being swayed by the predominately one-sided coverage, they’re eager to surprise the pundits again by re-electing Trump to a second term. Why? Let’s count the ways.

Supporters want four more years of appointing more originalist justices to lower federal courts and hopefully to the Supreme Court. The president has successfully appointed and secured approval for nearly 200 federal judges who are already making a difference. We want more to help stop liberal judges from legislating from the bench.

Supporters want four more years to build more wall on our Southern border. They finally have a president who is making it harder for illegal immigrants to come into this country and take jobs Americans desperately need. Most want legal immigration but not illegal immigration.

The simple step of a courageous individual, is not to take part in the lie. One word of truth outweighs the world.

Supporters know that Trump’s policies helped unleash a vibrant economy and more jobs once, and they want him to do it again. Democrats want increased taxes, more regulations, a return to affirmative action policies, and funding for expanded entitlements. Supporters want an administration where working Americans will keep more of what they’ve earned. If you want a “living wage,” earn it.

Supporters want four more years to improve our schools. Instead of letting teachers unions control our schools, it’s time to give Americans school choice! Let parents reward excellence by choosing and funding schools that work. Competition works; it will work in education.

Supporters want four more years to stand firmly for law and order. Defunding police is insane at a time our Democrat-controlled major cities are too often unwilling to maintain order. We need a president who will support law enforcement committed to holding criminals of all races accountable and keep responsible citizens safe.

What is the Democrat’s answer to the national challenges we now face? Elect Joe Biden. Joe Biden is a shell of the man he used to be, and even the man he used to be should never even be considered to lead this great country. They hide him in his basement and give him scripts to keep him from making more embarrassing gaffes.

It’s time to secure America’s future! In November. We must not just re-elect Trump; we must expand Republican seats in the Senate and take back the House. We need to send Nancy Pelosi into retirement. We must ensure that the margin in November is so great that even cheating won’t get Democrats close!

© 7.13.2020 by Terry Paulson, "".

[JS: God Help America and Us, if we don't win on November 3rd.]

A Day In The Life.

Up at 8:00a on Friday, it was already 79° outside – had a couple smokes in the garage while the coffee brewed, did my DR (Type 1 Diabetic Routine - Blood Sugar Level Test and Sliding-Scale Insulin Shot), applied the CBD Pro Sports Level-5 Hemp Ointment to my lower back, neck and shoulder, had simple toast for breakfast, and checked the weather and news.

My back felt much better today, so I did some errands, gardening and a few condo chores. After lunch, a 3hr nap was in order, and I watched some of the final Indy 500 Qualifying Trials for tomorrow's 104th running of the race. With dinner over, I watched some episodes that I hadn't seen from History's "Ancient Aliens" series, did some more watering outside until dark, and called it quits at 10p.

Up at 8:30a on Saturday, I had breakfast and coffee, paid some utility bills online, and drove over to Rite Aid to p/u a waiting Rx and get the usual seasonal Flu Shot. Back by 11, I did some watering, my midday DR and had Blackened Salmon w/ Rice, Green Beans & Sliced Peaches, for lunch. By 1p, temps were in the mid-80s and thew humidity was oppressive, so I stayed-in for the afternoon. The NWS (National Weather Service issued a ***Severe T-Storm Warning*** at 5p, so I quickly put the Jeep away in the garage for the night.

I had dinner around 6p, saw the massive t-storms pass thru to the south of us, and watched the 4hr endurance race of IMSA's WeatherTech Michelin GT Challenge, until 10, caught the news, and unplugged. The long-delayed Indy 500 is on tomorrow.

Sleeping-in until 9a on Sunday, I did coffee and breakfast, started a load of laundry, and ran over to Rite Aid to p/u an Rx refill. There was another 4hr endurance race of IMSA's WeatherTech Michelin GTP-3 Challenge endurance race on, and I watched that thru lunch, and then the Indy 500 came on. With lots of accidents and delays, I slept thru half of it, saw the ending and changed the channel. After dinner, I watched History's "Apocalypse Earth", which earthquake episode was boring as hell, so I unplugged and called it quits at 9:30p.

Awake and up at 6a on Monday, it was a nice, "balmy" 72° outside, except for the humidity. I did my usual DR routine, had coffee and oatmeal, posted the weekly "Chris Plante Show" thread to FR, checked my daily list of 6 errands to get done. I left at 9:30. With a stop at Rite Aid, Weis Market, shirt cleaners, and the automatic Mister Car Wash (I have a pile of unused coupons), I was back by 11a, unloaded, put stuff away, made an app't with my Opthamalogist MD, and listened to the rest of CP's Show. After the midday DR, I had to wait 15mins before eating, so the insulin can take effect, so I posted the "Rush Show" thread graphics, and then had an Open-Faced Turkey Sandwich w/ Gravy.

I watched "American Pickers" and the GOP Convention thru the evening, had dinner, and called it Yankee Doodle around 10p.

Up at 8:30a on Tuesday, I posted the "CP Show" daily graphic to the weekly thread, had a couple smokes while coffee brewed, made oatmeal for breakfast and checked email. It was already 88° by 10, and I decided to stay inside, since I had a 10:30 teleconference with RCNP Amy of the Wellspan Preventative Cardiology Department's Heart Failure Clinic, coming at 10:30a. After the 30min telemeeting, I had lunch and with temps at 99° outside, I definitely wasn't going out. So I settled-in to watch one of History's best series: "The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" Marathon of Season 1, 8 episodes.

I watched "Tucker", which morphed into the GOP Convention 2nd Night, and into "Hannity" GOP COP Convention, and "Laura" GOP Convention, and I had to bail at 11p.

Up at 7a on Wednesday, a beautiful day at 67°, low humidity and forecast to be nice all day. I did the usual morning DR routine, had coffee and breakfast, posted the "CP Show" daily graphics, and called Sherry to see if she wanted to go to the nearby Twp Park, do some walking. Tomorrow's forecast to be in the mid-90s and humid, so I thought we could have a better time outside than in the York "Ghost Town" Galleria. Her BMW is at a local car dealer near my condo, for a simple state inspection, so I'd pick her up and we'd go get her car when they called to say it was ready. The lawncutters were here at 9a, to get the bone-dry lawn done before Tropical Storm "Laura" blows thru over the weekend.

At the park, I was having trouble walking much distance with lower back pain and my hips, partly from carrying a 47oz Kimber 1911 .45cal ACP and 32oz of extra magazines, plus something I don't understand. Hopefully Heidi, my massage therapist, can work wonders on it next Monday, as she did last year, with my 10mo painful, agonizing shoulder/neck.

Sherry got her car, and I used a large glob of the CBD Pro-Level-5 Ointment on my back, and laid down on the LR couch for a couple hours, to rest it. The GOP Convention with VP Mike Pence, was awesome. After listening to all the night's post-convention commentary, I crashed at 11:15p.

Up at 8a on Thursday, I did the usual routines of DR, smokes, coffee and breakfast, and decided to get some errands over with before it gets into the mid-90s. I posted the "CP Show" graphics and left at 10:30a. Back by 11:30, I spent the next 35mins watering the back patio garden and the un-irrigated massive front gardens. Tropical Storm "Laura" is supposed to come thru on Saturday, but so far all they have are "computer models", and those aren't even 90% accurate.

By 3p, temps were at 92°, with a Heat Index around 110°. With t-storms moving into the area, I moved the Jeep into the garage, hood up to let out the HEMI V8's hot air, which dissipated quickly. A ***Severe Thunderstorm Watch*** was posted at 6p, as I was having dinner, and I went out to move the Jeep inside, just in case of any hail. Mild showers moved thru as I was watching "Tucker" and the the GOP/RNC Convention, around 9:30p. I watched it until 11p, especially Trump's speech and acceptance, and would catch any other highlights tomorrow; I was fading fast. Tomorrow's another week.

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