Gordon Osmond's Blog – March 2016 Archive (10)

Trump, Abortion, and Nukes

The latest anti-Trump flaps ginned up by the liberal media concern abortion and the use of nukes in defensive warfare. So fierce has been the media and political attacks that Trump has been forced to modify/change his stands more than reason requires.

As for abortion, the idea of holding a woman legally responsible for her abortion under certain carefully circumscribed circumstances is not indefensible. A woman in an advanced state of pregnancy who has knowingly dithered around…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 31, 2016 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

Trump, Abortion, and Nukes

The latest anti-Trump flaps ginned up by the liberal media concern abortion and the use of nukes in defensive warfare. So fierce has been the media and political attacks that Trump has been forced to modify/change his stands more than reason requires.

As for abortion, the idea of holding a woman legally responsible for her abortion under certain carefully circumscribed circumstances is not indefensible. A woman in an advanced state of pregnancy who has knowingly dithered around…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 31, 2016 at 11:21am — 7 Comments

Trump and the Media

The week’s two big deal Trump issues have a common thread. It’s called self defense.

The dumbest remark of the week was uttered by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, not the brightest bulb at the best of times, when he characterized Trump’s defense of his wife on the ground that Cruz or his crew “started it” as the response of a “five-year old.” Well, Andy, oftimes real wisdom comes, “out of the mouths of babes.”

The incident between Trump’s campaign manager and a reporter seems also to…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 31, 2016 at 5:29am — 1 Comment

What's Up in the U,S.?

What’s Going on in the U.S? Let Me Tell You.

Encouraged by Barack Obama’s orgy of apologies that reached orgasmic proportions during his misguided Tango-tainted tour of Havana last week, some “important” world leaders and even some American businessmen with global markets have been issuing pious alarms about what’s going in the U.S.

Before answering them, let’s be clear about what Obama is up to. In my play, What’s It All About Albee?, I had a hero…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 27, 2016 at 9:14am — 9 Comments

Utah Alert!

Wise Up, Utahans!

It may be too late, but Utah, with its 60% Mormon population, should give serious consideration to supporting someone other than Ted Cruz in today’s Republican presidential voting.

Politically, Cruz, a “pure” conservative, represents many things that give conservatism a bad name—suffocating religiosity, extremism on abortion and gun control issues, etc. All these positions make him very attractive to Mormons, who are not generally known for…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 22, 2016 at 11:46am — 7 Comments

Trump: Despised by everyone except the voters

Trump as Unifier

In the afterglow of Trump’s victories in the March 15 primaries, Trump announced his intention to become a unifier. This is a credible commitment given his demonstrable ability to do just that over the preceding weekend.

That weekend saw Trump vilified by an amazing unified coalition: Republican candidates, Democrat candidates, and Congressional “leaders” on both sides of the aisle, and, checking in at the last moment, the always courageous Boy…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 16, 2016 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Voluntary Deportation--Not a Bad Idea

Self-Deportation—Not a Bad Idea

We start with the fact, universally confirmed, that there are approximately 11 million, take a million or two, persons in the United States who have no legal right to be. Whether they snuck in or outstayed their temporary visas, the fact remains that if they are challenged to provide proof of legal residency in the United States, they will come up lacking.

So what to do? The extremes are easy—round them up and send them packing. Or…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 10, 2016 at 8:24am — 4 Comments

Trump and the Roots of Racism

The Roots of Racism

It seems to me that racism and bigotry as well as their lesser expression, irrational intolerance, stem from a single strain in the racist’s psychological composition—a lack of self-esteem.

A person with an actual or perceived lack of personal value and worth will desperately search for something to fill the void. The internal conversation goes something like this:

“Well, I’m not very smart, not very attractive, and I haven’t…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 6, 2016 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

Trump's Bright New Ticket

Trump’s Bright New Ticket

After Mardi Gras, political style, it seems fairly clear that Trump can now with undiverted attention turn to Hillary, assuming, of course that her stint in the Big House doesn’t compromise her return to the White one.

My former pick for VP, Marco Rubio, on the advice of counsel who should be indicted for incompetence, now occupies a sandbox from which he is unlikely to emerge. The universally despised Cruz poses less of a threat, thank God. Carson and…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 2, 2016 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Campaign Contributions

The Absurd Obscenity of Solicitation of Campaign Contributions

Like most politically affiliated voters, I spend a fair amount of time each day deleting cleverly crafted email pleas from candidates. I currently hear and hear and hear from Rubio and Cruz; I assume that liberal voters put up with the same from Hillary and Bernie.

Surely some focus group must have established that the likelihood of a contribution varies in inverse proportion to the time it takes out of one’s day to…

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Added by Gordon Osmond on March 1, 2016 at 6:35am — 3 Comments

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