The Orlando region, as with the rest of Florida, is dependent on tourism dollars. Sea World, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, the smaller parks, the hotels, the restaurants, the tour bus companies, the bars, the restaurants, the Uber drivers have all been decimated by the Lockdown / Crackdown on the American people. The minimum wage workers upon whose backs Orlando is built upon have been wiped out.
Florida’s bare-bones unemployment compensation system was never really a problem because there was ALWAYS a job to be found somewhere.
In the past six weeks, since all levels of government, from cities and counties to the District of Criminals, conspired to shut down the economy and pull the rug out from tens of millions of workers across the country, the state of Florida’s “Re-employment Assistance” website, connect.myflorida, com has melted down and has yet to come back to life. And in a stroke of absolute genius, going on-line is the only way to apply for benefits. And once workers are in the system, they must continue going on line every two weeks to “request payment.
So, rather than give the all-clear, put millions of Floridans back to work and get things back to normal, the state’s response has been to spend over $100-million to expand its website and its call center.
Two weeks ago, the state announced it had spent $25-million to expand the number of servers. This would increase the site’s capacity from 60,000 simultaneous connections to 120,000. Apparently, nobody in Tallahassee has ever heard of Amazon Web Service.
Most applicants reported a better experience and for the first time were able to file for unemployment using the new site last week.
The recent spending is more than twice what it cost in 2013 to create the DEO’s online reemployment assistance system, known as CONNECT. It cost $63 million to create the system under former Gov. Rick Scott’s administration, records show.
As of 4pm on Monday, April 13, 2020, a user attempting to access connect.my.florida.com and entering his credentials, received a “run time error” script, after about five minutes.
While Orlando wages have remained stagnant for many workers (the minimum wage is less than $9 per hour and many workers – even skilled workers – are lucky to make $15, rents have exploded over the past three years. April 1 came and went with many workers unable to meet their rent obligations. And May 1 is just around the corner. While homeowners are being afforded the opportunity to defer their payments, at some point renters will have to make up those missed payments in short order.
Orange County, where Orlando resides, set up a program to “assist” 1,500 residents with their rental obligations. The county was overwhelmed with over 26,000 pleas for help before it pulled the plug.
Jerry Demings is the husband of Orlando congress woman Valdez “Val” Demings (D) FL-10. So far Congress woman Demings has been silent regarding the government-mandated economic devastation of her constituents.
Government at all levels, both Democrat and Republican, would do well to put a stop to this, let people get back to work and let the chips fall where they may.
Whether government is deliberately using the China Virus as a means of finding out just how much we are willing to take is unclear. However bureaucrats and politicians, particularly those in the free and non-infringed states, would be well advised to back off. Now. Before the law of unintended consequences hits them hard.
Peoples’ lives are at stake. This is NOT a cartoon.
The economy of Orlando, Florida, as the rest of the United States and much of the world, has been devastated. The hundreds of thousands of low-wage – mostly minimum-wage – workers upon whose backs this city was built upon are out of work.
We can thank, in part, Val Demings, (D-FL-10), Orlando’s congress critter who was returned to the District of Criminals by default in 2018 because the Republicans couldn’t even bother fielding a candidate.
Demings, not to be confused with her uglier, older sister Maxine Waters…
…has made a good life for herself. A former Orlando police worker, she rose through the ranks to become chief of police. While on the job, she met Jerry Demings, an Orange County sheriff’s deputy. They got hitched. Val got elected to congress. Jerry was elected sheriff, and eventually mayor of Orange County, which encompasses Orlando. Despite those middle-class roots, the Demings have managed to build up a $5-million fortune since Val went to Congress.
The State of Florida has a less-than-minimal unemployment compensation system. It pays $275 per week for up to 12 weeks. Until now, it really wasn’t needed. There was ALWAYS a job to be had in Florida. Even if it involved working at a McDonald’s or a Stop n Rob. All that changed last month. In Orlando, there are literally NO jobs. The streets are deserted. Even Uber was dead.
Last week, your humble correspondent called Val’s office in the District of Criminals and gave the fart-catcher who answered her phone what-for. I reminded him that Demings, as a member of the impeachment committee, was part of the prosecution against President Trump. I reminded him that while she was busy with her impeachment hoax, President Trump was distracted from, among other things, the virus which was then breaking out in China.
I told him, “I don’t care if we’re living under a bridge in November, there is no way in hell my wife or I would ever vote for Democrat.”
The fart-catcher said, “I have no comment to make. I will pass that along to the congress critter woman.
Not content with that effort to make my voice known, I wrote a letter using the only means available to the average public: the web form. Congress critters do not public their e-mails or fax numbers. You can drop a letter in the mail if you want.
Dear Mrs. Demings:
While the China Flu was just breaking out in Wuhan last Fall, President Trump was being distracted by your impeachment hoax.
My wife and are as working class as they come. We own our own home on America Street. My wife works at one of the larger theme parks in town. Until two weeks ago, I drove a bus.
I want you to know that, for this among many other reason, there is no way in hell either of us would ever vote for you or any other Democrat. I don’t care if we’re both living under the 408 come next November, President Trump can count on our support NO MATTER WHAT.
This was done TO US . This is not an economic circumstance. This is economic sabotage.
And while the Republicans were trying to get a disaster relief bill through congress as quickly as possible, you people were busy loading it up with Democrats’ nocturnal emissions like same-day voter registration. You piled on crap that has nothing to do with the current emergency. Money for the Kennedy Center. Yeah, that’s what we’re really worried about right now.
We have an unprecedented, catastrophic economic emergency here in Orlando. Hundreds of thousands of people have been thrown out of work in our city ALONE. Millions across the country. And why is the Democrats top priority? Illegal aliens. Airplane emissions. The Post Office. And, of course, pork. Lots and lots and lots of pork.
Most of us don’t have millions of dollars in unexplained wealth built up over the past four years that we can fall back on. Myself, I had just left a lower paying job for a much higher paying one in January when the rug got pulled out from underneath me on March 15.
I was watching the senate vote live last week when your party voted against US. Hours later, Nancy “I want my crumbs back” Pelosi came out with her 1,400 page bill. How long does it take to write 1,400 pages anyway? I can only imagine what would have been in those hundreds of pages, but I suppose you would have had to pass it before we could find out.
My wife and I are absolutely disgusted with you and your criminal, corrupt Democrat party. For everything you have tried to do for the past four years, I can only hope that, when President Trump is re-elected in November with a landslide, and the Republicans see similarly impressive results in the House and Senate, he appoints an Attorney General with the courage to go after your party under RICO. The stench is truly that bad.
And, Biden? You’ve got to friggin’ kidding us.
In closing, you have managed to do what nobody would have thought possible. You have destroyed the economy of Central Florida. You have put hundreds of thousands of low-wage workers out of work, to the point where even McDonalds isn’t hiring.
You must be very proud of yourself.
Enjoy your millions.
Well, it would appear our congress crooks don’t give a shit what we think, because when I clicked on “submit:”
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Demings and her fellow corrupt members of congress (Democrat, Republican and Miscellaneous) may be secure in the knowledge that voters will never rise up against their criminality, theft, extortion, insider training and other on-the-job misdeeds. Unfortunately – for them – they are making a tactical error. Government has ordered tens of millions of people OFF THE JOB. People who have a lot of time on their hands.
As John F. Kennedy (R.I.P.) once observed…
You know, Val, you guys are making things pretty goddamned hard to do things the easy way.
Isn’t that impressive? They have graphs. And computers. And models. Big, pretty, colorful ones. They come out of big machines. They are held up by men wearing white coats over suits and ties. Are you gushing with admiration yet?
Graphs predict Florida is a month away from peak of COVID-19
Researchers from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics created graphs showing how COVID-19 or the coronavirus is projected to impact every U.S. state and Florida is expected to become the next epicenter, behind New York, but is not expected to peak until May 6.
The model shows the timing of deaths and what resources are available in each state.
Based on data from the World Health Organization (WHO) websites and local and national governments the graphs show Florida is expected to see 136 deaths per day between May 3 and May 6, then the fatalities will trend down to near zero by June 29.
The estimated number of deaths by August 4, 2020 is 5.568 for Florida.
Researchers estimate that the state will be short 297 ICU hospital beds at the peak of the outbreak and will possibly need more than 3,000 ventilators during that time.
Okay, so…lemme get this straight. By August 4, 2020, the crystal ball over at that bastion of higher learning, the University of Washington, says that 5,568 people will have died of the Kung Flu in Florida alone.
If true…let’s see here…population of Florida…ahh, dammit! Hey, Google! What is the population of Florida?
Twenty one point three million. Okay, thanks, Google. So, 5,568 people. Divided by 21,300,000. Now, uh, carry, the two…0.002614085.
So, you’re telling me, these bastards in the city halls, county sheriffs departments, Tallahassee and the District of Criminals have shut down the entire economy of Florida, thrown millions of people out of work – most of them being the least able to afford it – closed the bars, restaurants, stores, hotels, restaurants, buses, beaches, theme parks, schools and pretty much anywhere two people might gather and engage in commerce
Because ONE QUARTER OF ONE PER CENT OF PEOPLE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA
MIGHT, MAYBE, POSSIBLY, DIE OF THE WUHAN CHINA KUNG FLU VIRUS
Perhaps the University of Washington, Cox Media or some other beacon of investigative journalism could determine how the owners of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World (respectively, the Walt Disney Company, Comcast and Anheuser-Busch) consented to simply closing down their parks, indefinitely, no questions asked.
What kind of bailout candy did a congress critter or senator sneak into those-nearly 900 pages which made the companies not only so compliant to the government, but – in the case of Disney and Universal – so generous as to continue paying their staff (part time and full time) for the duration of the closure?
Wealthy newlyweds who hold their nuptials at Walt Disney World in Orlando can expect to spend to pay over $180,000 to rent the Magic Kingdom park for four hours, after the park has closed. Yet Disney is closing EVERYTHING. All the parks. The Magic Kingdom. EPCOT Center, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, the DOZENS of hotels located within its 25,000-acre compound. Disney Springs, the commercial tourist trap.
Universal Orlando Resort isn’t quite as big as Disney, but it is a sizable operation nonetheless.
We are to believe these companies simply shut the parks down because they are good citizens? Really?
The longer this martial law lockdown (in everything but name) carries on, the closer and closer this powder keg gets to exploding.
In Florida, the only way to apply for unemployment compensation is to go to their website and jump through numerous hoops. And, yesterday, that site went down with no realistic prospects for recovery.
And, as financial commentator Gerald Celente often says…
This has absolutely nothing to do with a virus or public health, and everything to do with internationally co-ordinated state crackdowns USING the China virus as the premise.
The fact that we have gone along with it this far without resistance is terrifying. Just imagine how much government will tighten the screws in the near future.
The governments of Canada and the United States have jointly restricted access to each others’ country. In a journalistic level of intrepidity worthy of Pulitzer Prize, Canada’s state broadcaster has discovered that cross border traffic is…wait for it…drumroll…way…DOWN!
Yes, you heard that right! With traffic being restricted to commercial truckers, cross-border commuters, and “essential” traffic, the line-ups at the border are…DOWN!
New CBSA numbers show dramatic plunge in Canada-U.S. travel amid pandemic restrictions
The tale took on a life of its own. It was repeated by other Kuwaiti officials. All of whom claimed to have personally witnessed exactly what this girl Nayirah witnessed.
The American public was outraged. As were people around the world. The brutality of the Saddam Hussein regime must be stopped at all cost. And the only way to accomplish that was for all free countries around the world (conveniently named “the allies” or “the coalition”), led by the United States, of course, to storm into Kuwait and re-take the place.
It was all a lie. “Nayirah” was, in fact, Nayirah al-Sabah, whose dad was the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States and Canada. Her entire story was concocted by public relations firm Hill and Knowlton and its creation, “Citizens for a Free Kuwait.” Citizens for a Free Kuwait was a rather strange-sounding name as Kuwait was not free before the then-sanctioned U.S. occupation (see April Glaspie), was not free during the occupation, and there was certainly no suggestion it would be free after a successful “liberation.”
The lead-up to al-Sabah’s testimony on October 10, 1990 goes back at least one-and-a-half months. On September 2, 1990, Kuwait’s U.N. Representative, Mohammad A. Abulhasan, wrote to Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, alleging brutality on the part of Iraqi troops as well as theft of state assets and hospital equipment, including incubators.
On September 5, the Kuwaiti health minister, Abdul Wahab Al-Fowzan, made similar allegations.
On September 9, National Public Radio claimed Iraqi solders had stormed a ward for premature infants, turned off the oxygen and removed the incubators.
On September 17, Edward Gnelm, the United States ambassador-designate to Kuwait (keep in mind, April Glaspie had been fired by this time) claimed 22 babies had died when Iraqi solders stole their incubators.
The Washington Post, which had previously reported it was unable to verify such claims, published a story on September 25 which accused Iraqi soldiers of removing babies and “stripping hospitals of incubators.”
Kuwait’s Emir, Sheik Jabbar al Ahmed al Sabah, complained to President George Herbert Walker Daddy Bush about stolen incubators, murders of babies and other Iraqi atrocities on September 29, 1990,
In its September 30, 1990 edition, U.S. News and World Report reported on the shocking brutality of Iraqi troops in Kuwait, including the removal of babies from incubators, leaving those babies to die of exposure (again, Kuwait), and the relocation of those incubators to Iraq.
On October 9, 1990, the day before Nayirah’s Big Day, President Bush stated at a news conference, “I thought General Scowcroft put it very well after the Amir left here. And I am very much concerned, not just about the physical dismantling but of the brutality that has now been written on by Amnesty International confirming some of the tales told us by the Amir of brutality. It’s just unbelievable, some of the things at least he reflected. I mean, people on a dialysis machine cut off, the machine sent to Baghdad; babies in incubators heaved out of the incubators and the incubators themselves sent to Baghdad. Now, I don’t know how many of these tales can be authenticated, but I do know that when the Amir was here he was speaking from the heart. And after that came Amnesty International, who were debriefing many of the people at the border. And it’s sickening.“
To his credit, at least Bush referred to those claims as “tales.”
Of course, we have been lied to many, many times since then. “Saddam’s Nukular Bombs” probably ranks even higher in notoriety than Nayirah’s tale for one basic reason: the claims were related to us by people who ought to have known better. Governments (chiefly the one located in the District of Criminals) are still lying to us. But the success rates of their various acts of deception are questionable. In 1990, we didn’t have a commercially-available internet. We didn’t have the means of independently verifying every single fact presented before us. We didn’t have a YouTube, which allowed public officials making outlandish claims to be exposed as habitual liars.
Newspapers and broadcast media organizations didn’t have comment sections. And now, they probably wish they didn’t. As commenters often use their own websites to call out Big Media lies.
Even in the lead up to Iraq II in 2003, the internet was still a relatively new novelty. Many of us had it, but we were mostly on dial-up. And most of those dial-up portals were controlled by America-On-Line. If you could get past the busy signal in the first place. So of course, in 2003, we bought “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Hook. Line. And sinker.
Millions of people around the world have died because of Big Lies since Nayirah told her sorrowful tale 25 years ago. Bosnia. Serbia. Somalia. Sudan. Yemen. Afghanistan. Mali (yes, they even invaded Timbuktu). Libya. Syria. And occupied Palestine, whenever israel throws a temper tantrum. Thankfully, the brakes have been put on any thought of invading Iran. And the good people of Iran probably have their neighbours in Iraq to thank for their double-sacrifice in 1990 and 2003.
As our good israeli friends are fond of saying. “Never forget.” And “never again.”
Updated October 2, 2019
On October 21, 2019 a general election will be taking place in Canada. LettersToTheBeast is pleased to announce our good friend, Rob Nicholson, who served as Minister of the Police State in the Harper regime, has decided to spend more time with his family. Running to replace Rob as the Conservative (In Name Only- LTB) is some guy named Tony Baldinelli. As your humble correspondent is an absentee voter in this district, his bio was of some interest to me. It reads as the usual never-had-a-job, political fart catcher looking to hit the big time nonsense.
But it turns out Tony did have a job. He worked for Hill and Knowlton.
So, congratulations, Tony. I’m sure nearly three decades later, your colleagues are still doing high fives in the hallways when they gloat about how those guys pulled this one off way back in 1990.
So, just for the record, Tony, I voted for Alex Taylor, the People’s Party of Canada candidate. I encourage all of my former denizens in The Falls to do the same. If you weren’t so close to Nicholson, and if you weren’t a Hill and Knowlton hack, you would have had my vote. I don’t know anything about this Alex Taylor guy, but with a bio like yours, I’d sooner vote for Paul Bernardo. At least he only killed three people. Millions of people have died thanks Hill and Knowlton.
An actor playing a character from the movie “Despicable Me” is out of a job after posing for a photo with a controversial hand gesture.
Tiffiney Zinger, who is black, and her husband Richard Zinger, traveled with their children to Orlando in March.
During a day trip to Universal Orlando, the family stopped at a character breakfast at one of the resort’s hotels.
The actor flashed the OK sign during the breakfast event at Universal Orlando.
The gesture is recognized by some as a symbol of hate.
The parents of a six-year-old biracial girl were looking through their family photos when they noticed the actor playing the Gru character was making the symbol, clearly visible, on the girl’s shoulder.
Apparently, it never occurred to the brain trusts running Universal Orlando that the “OK” symbol means, uh, “okay.” “Good job.” We’re good here.” “You’re awesome!” “Thanks!” “Have a nice day” or a hundred other friendly salutations.
In fairness, Universal Orlando management were likely merely answering to Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts, who has been on a search and destroy mission for any Comcast worker using the “OK” sign to communicate that everything is great.
In a November 16,2018 “article,” Yahoo‘s (are they still around? Well, yes. Apparently so) Elsie Solie claimed the “OK” sign is a symbol of white supremacy? Really? Seriously? Since when? Probably since the military wing of the Democratic Party, AntiFA (Anti First Amendment) said so.
The petition contained a photo of Kovalic making the “OK” hand signal, which is typically associated with white supremacy.
Sole was writing (gloating? Praising?) the firing of Comcast cable technician Andrew Kovalic. Kovalic is a member of a Philadelphia “Proud Boys” Chapter. In other words, he stands for the flag, kneels to Christ and God, and knows the constitution is this country’s original one, only and forever Contract With America. And, oh yes, if AntiFA picks a fight with him, he may just clean their clock.
A picture of Kovalic, flashing the “OK” symbol, surfaced. As a result, a petition signed by – wait for it- Four Hundred and Forty people – was submitted to Roberts, the Comcast CEO. Four hundred and forty people? Or about a quarter of the population of just ONE Philly public housing tenement.
The ADL might want to send word up to former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman and son Blaine, a local furniture. Both have used the “OK” sign in their advertising for decades. Perhaps the congregation will let them know the next time they attend synagogue.
The fact that the “OK” sign has been around for decades is not news to the left. This has nothing to do with “white supremacy” (as if pride in the accomplishments of a European’s ancestors is any more insidious than, say pride the past accomplishments of Africans or even jews). This is all about changing the language and the culture by extreme leftists and getting as many innocent people caught in its net as possible.
So congratulations Democrats. You got a minimum wage worker in Orlando, Florida (where the minimum wage is $8.35, just for the record) fired for flashing a friendly “OK” sign over a child guest. You must be ecstatic.
No word on how much the “Zingers” (seriously?), the instigators of this whole business at Universal Orlando, have already netted from the park, or how much . they stand to gain in the future. And, uh, just a reminder, they didn’t even notice the “OK” sign until they were perusing their vacation photos.
Your humble correspondent looks forward to the re-election of President Trump and the resulting explosion of hundreds of thousands of Democrat heads, not unlike countless robots and computers dispatched by Captain Kirk.
Our good friends over at Canada’s State Broadcaster relayed a communique from America’s misnamed “federal” “reserve” on December 28, 2018 (five days after the “fed” celebrated the 105 anniversary of its unconstitutional founding).
The original post featured a rather intriguing picture:
The story itself featured former Federal Reserve chairman (or, as the CBC refers to him, “chair,” as in a piece of furniture) Stanley Fischer warning, on behalf of “The Fed” that there would be blowback should President Trump dare to criticize our lords and masters.
The gist of the article was: As President Trump becomes more and more emboldened as he brings the parasitism and criminality of “The Fed” into the light, the consequences to America (and the world) would become increasingly severe.
When it comes to U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of the Federal Reserve for hiking interest rates this year, a former vice-chair of the central bank has one message for him: “Don’t do it.”
Trump’s remarks could backfire on him by encouraging a further rise in interest rates, rather than a decline, Stanley Fischer told The Current’s guest host Piya Chattopadhyay
“When you criticize the Fed in the way you do, you challenge its independence,” said Fischer. “And when you challenge its independence, it has to demonstrate its independence.”
Trump, who personally selected Jerome Powell as chairman of the Fed, has repeatedly lambasted Powell and the central bank this year, at one point calling the Fed “my biggest threat.”
…Fischer said if Trump continues to attack Powell, the head of the central bank will have to find a way to demonstrate “he will not be shaken by the president.”
Only 140 comments made it past the CBC’s crack team of censors. Fortunately, most of them got it. It is particularly enlightening that, even with the CBC’s severe “moderation,” only a few comments actually defended the central banksters. Of course, most of those who did speak in favor of the status-quo had no substantive argument. Rather, they resorted to “conspiracy theorists” and “tinfoil hats” as a means of deriding their opponents.
It would be fair to say that a significant number of comments opposing the Federal Reserve were removed and, thus, those that spoke in favor of The Fed ran unchallenged.
Interestingly, the CBC’s original picture of Fischer, standing with a menorah as his backdrop (above), did not last long. Lest CBC’s gentle web audience somehow get the idea in their heads about where the real power rests, the picture came down.
The caption identifying Fischer as a former governor of the Bank of Israel (sic) similarly came down. But don’t worry, CBC! We saved it! And the comments, too!
LettersToTheBeast is unable to ascertain the current career status of the CBC staffer who posted the original picture and caption.
It is also worth noting that many of the commenters identified themselves as generally not-pro-Trump, but also recognized the danger posed by the Federal Reserve.
Even if President Trump accomplishes nothing else in his term, if he is able to inform the American public of the criminality, unconstitutionality and general uselessness of the Federal Reserve, he would go down as one of the greatest presidents in history (alongside Andrew Jackson, whose dying words were said to be, “I killed the bank!”).
And when Americans realize to what degree they have been had for the past century, those of us enslaved to the Bank of Japan, the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Reserve Bank of Australia and other privately-owned central banks around the world can measure the continued life expectancy of our financial captors with an egg timer.
The last President to seriously challenge The Fed died in Dallas on November 22, 1963.
Your humble correspondent keeps a stack of five dollar bills, printed directly by the Treasury Department (getting around the Federal Reserve) at President Kennedy’s orders, in tribute.
President Trump has the very real ability to cause all of us (within the United States and around the world) why we need a “central bank,” why that bank is privately-owned by shadowy banksters, and why we must pay that central bank to issue our currency at interest.
And that possibility scares the hell out of the deep state and its vested interests.
Wherever you may be on this planet, your humble correspondent asks you to say a kind word for President Trump’s continued health and well-being before you head to bed tonight.
And as many commenters pointed out, G. Edward Griffin’s “The Creature from Jekyll Island” is a good, if enduring, read.
It seems, Denim Williams, age 16, was cut down in his prime whilst trying to rob a couple of a cellphone.
The misunderstanding took place in Orlando’s Parramore neighborhood, which is about as far removed from the Happiest Place On Earth as one can get.
It is unfortunate that in Williams’ short high school career, he was never educated on the second amendment. Nor did anyone ever make clear to him that in a shall-issue conceal-carry state such as Florida, anybody (that is, any good, law-abiding person, or would-be victim if you prefer) can be carrying a weapon. And that if Williams were to happen upon such a person with the intention of causing mischief, or if Williams were to break into their home or car, he will die.
The education system really could have done Mr. William a service by advising him that, should thuggery be his chosen career, Florida really isn’t the place to be doing it. A teacher should have told Denim that he would find much greater career success in, say, Chicago. Or New York City. Or Boston. Maybe even Los Angeles. But just coming up to someone in The Sunshine State and ordering him (or her) to give up whatever it is the thug is seeking…well, that’s just a really stupid idea.
The Sentinel was dumb enough to allow comments. One contributor noted that, had such an ATM robbery happened in Chicago (shurely he jests!), the victim would indeed be dead and the bad guy would have his cash, and thus his next crack fix. A reply to that comment rightly stated that the dead victim would be added to the rolls of likely Democratic voters.
The Sentinel did not identify the perp or the hero. Fortunately, television station WFTV‘s reporting was somewhat more insightful.
No doubt local Orlando media will be entertaining us with dated pictures of Carlos Medina in his high school graduation garb over the next few days.
Your humble correspondent will update you should Medina’s name show up in local obituaries.
Robbing a senior citizen in Florida. What a dumb-ass.
Trump will turn on Canada, warns former Mexican congressman
As Trump doubles down on wall promise, Canada and Mexico must unite, says Agustin Barrios Gomez
By Katharine Starr, Tyler Buist, CBC NewsPosted: Jan 25, 2017 7:10 PM ET
Canada’s state news agency trotted out a Mexican agent of the Council on Foreign Relations to continue its anti-Trump agenda and work what few Canadians still pay attention to corporate fake news into a lather.
The question of “how good” a U.S. president will be for Canada has been a discussion amongst Canadians since time immemorial. The question, frankly, is irrelevant. The job of the U.S. president is to look after the U.S. people. And to the horror of the entrenched establishment, Donald Trump is following through on that simple fact.
Donald Trump is not the president of Mexico. He is not the prime minister of Canada or Britain or even israel (oh, just wait until he makes that last one clear!). Donald Trump was elected to look after the American people and American interests first and foremost.
Obviously, that’s just something the Council on Foreign Relations just cannot handle.
The Mexican C.F.R.’s Agustin Barrios Gomez, pleaded with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to take a principled stand against Trump and for the continuation of globalist and “progressive policies.” Gomez also invoked Godwin’s law in comparing Trump to Adolph Hitler. Referring to former British prime minister Neville Chamberlain, Gomez said, “I don’t think appeasement is the way to go.”
In calling for Trudeau to take a “principled stand,” Gomez presupposes, erroneously, that Justin Trudeau is a competent, principled leader. He is not. Justin Trudeau was elected leader of the Liberal Party for no other reason than his name: Trudeau. Trudeau is a self-described feminist. He is a guilt-ridden white social justice warrior (on Canadian taxpayers’ dime, of course). He doesn’t have a clue how to do anything or solve any problems, other than to throw money at it. The Liberal Party could have chosen, among other candidates, Marc Garneau, a former astronaut. Unfortunately, in their infinite wisdom, our Liberal friends went with the pothead. With the luxurious hair.
On the issue of “the wall,” Gomez called it a “horrible symbol of ignorance and said it was “zero likely” Mexico would pay for it. Gomez is wrong. Mexico will pay for it when Trump starts taxing remittances from the United States back to Mexico. Those remittances may even be eliminated when those remittances are brought into U.S. banking regulations and valid, verified social security numbers are collected in order to transmit those funds.
So, yes, one way or another, Mexico will pay for that wall.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party was not elected on a wave of left-wing enthusiasm in Canada. The former prime minister, Conservative Stephen Harper, was arrogant, corrupt, and wasteful. Canada’s debt exploded under his reign. Conservative changed their vote to Liberal in 2015 and put the Conservatives in a corner.
One of the candidates running for the Conservative leadership is Kevin O’Leary, who has been compared to Donald Trump. He is very rich (by Canadian standards), brash, blunt, and, oh yes, starred in reality TV shows (Dragon’s Den in Canada and Shark Tank in the U.S.) O’Leary has been vilified since he first mused about running for the leadership. Establishment Conservative politicians want nothing to do with him. He has been ridiculed and dismissed by corporate fake news media (CBC included). In other words, he will be Canada’s next prime minister if the comparisons to Trump are taken to their logical conclusion.
When Agusto Barrois Gomez predicts Trump will “turn on” Canada, he makes a fatal flaw in his logic. Canadians, historically, have a higher standard of living than Americans (confiscatory taxation and stifling bureaucracy notwithstanding). Canadians have not swarmed across the U.S. border by the tens of millions, taken up residence in the U.S., terrorized Americans with gangs, sucked billions of dollars out of the American people by ending up on welfare, had anchor babies who have bankrupted American schools, and basically just demanded free stuff. So the comparison between Mexico and Canada is preposterous.
The only swarms of Canadians seen in the United States are those migrating towards the Walden Galleria, Great Lakes Crossing, Bellis Fair and hundreds of other U.S. shopping malls dotting the picturesque northern border.If you live in suburban Toronto and are destined for the Walden Galleria, don’t worry about directions. Your car knows the way.
Mexico is a corrupt, disease-filled, crime-ridden garbage dump. Neither Canada nor the United States need take any lessons from them. And if Trump’s impressive election victory proved anything, it is that Americans are done being manipulated by the Council on Foreign Relations.
Justin Trudeau, and Canada’s government by extension, have two choices: It can work with the Trump administration and remind it of the important trade relationship between the U.S. and Canada. It can remind Trump that Canada is the number one single largest purchaser of U.S. goods and services. Not Britain. Not Japan. Not China. Canada. It can remind Trump of the damage the U.S. inflicted upon border cities such as Niagara Falls and Buffalo when it imposed a passport requirement upon Canadians. Or…the Trudeau government can go the path of least resistance by demagoguing Trump and his administration, and endearing itself it its loony-left Liberal base as the Canadian dollar continues its collapse and what’s left of Canadian manufacturing – the auto industry chief among it – disappears entirely.
Here at LettersToTheBeast, our money is on option two. But that’s okay. It’s nothing Prime Minister O’Leary can’t fix.
In the interest of full disclosure, your humble correspondent at LettersToTheBeast is a Canadian, married to his American trophy wife.