The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Feb 17-23

The Good

If you’re like me, it probably really chaps you when you hear about lawbreakers and enablers of lawbreakers who do snotty things like take off work (without clearing it with their boss first) to participate in Leftist events such as Day Without [Illegal] Aliens Immigrants. Doesn’t that kind of arrogance, impudence and entitlement-mentality just rub you in all the wrong ways?

Well, it sounds like there are finally some bosses who aren’t going to coddle this kind of self-centered snowflake behavior anymore.

From Fox News:

Dozens of workers said they lost their jobs after taking part in Thursday’s protest. The boycott was aimed squarely at President Trump’s efforts to step up deportations, build a wall at the Mexican border and close the nation’s doors to many travelers. It was unclear how many participated.

Twelve Latino employees from the I Don’t Care Bar and Grill in Tulsa, Okla. told Fox 23 News they were fired over text message because they didn’t show up for their shift and failed to let their employers know about their absence. The employees told the station they expected to be reprimanded, but not dismissed.

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Meanwhile, Carmen Guerrero, an immigration activist told the Philadelphia Inquirer that six people were fired from their jobs at a Bahama Breeze in King of Prussia for taking part in the protest. Guerrero said when the workers heard of the protest, they decided to join in and when they showed up Friday for work they allegedly were told they couldn’t enter the building.


According to News Channel 5, 18 workers from Bradley Coatings Inc. were let go. The workers told the station they told their employer they would be joining in the nationwide protest on Wednesday and when they returned to work Thursday they were informed they had been fired.

“We are the team leaders directly under the supervisors and they informed us last night that we could not go back to work and the boss said we were fired,” one employee told the station.

An attorney for Bradley Coatings said in a statement that the employees were told they would “need to show up for work (on Thursday) or they would be terminated” because of the “time-sensitive” job they were assigned to. The statement contended that the firings had nothing to do with politics.

Encore Boat Builders LLC, based out of Lexington, S.C., had 21 workers who didn’t show up for work Thursday. WLTX-TV reported they were told not to participate in the demonstrations or face termination and when they failed to show up, the company followed through on its threat.

Six staff members at a Bonita Springs, Fla. daycare quit, Rev. Jeremy Walker, who runs the day care, told NBC 2. However, two workers said they were fired for wanting to join the protest, while four others claim they resigned after the others two were fired.

Businesses exist for a purpose, to provide goods/services to customers and to make money for the owner(s). If certain people are more interested in demonstrating their loathing for the rule of law than they are in assisting with the purpose of a given business, then they don’t need to be wasting everyone’s time pretending to market their labor to that business. Businesses have a reason for being, and it isn’t for indulging Leftist causes that celebrate lawmaking and mockery of our nation’s sovereignty.  It’s about time those who hold our laws (as well as the priorities of their employers, and their very jobs) in contempt began to understand that.

The Bad

Remember all that tough talk from Donald Trump during the campaign about dealing with the illegal aliens who violated our borders and broke our immigration laws? Well, not all of that turned out to be pure hot air as expected from a guy who hired illegal aliens himself; after all, one of his first acts as president was to move against sanctuary cities (the sanctuary cities he had previously funded) and moved to temporarily halt immigration from countries identified as terrorist hot spots. But now we’re hearing (yes, Trump already started distancing himself from some of his “tough talk” even during the campaign, but this is post-election) that President Trump is going to allow illegal alien children to stay in our country. Nice, huh? Why can’t we just be a nation of law? Is that too much to ask–especially from the guy who campaigned as Mr. Law and Order?

More Bad

While President Trump (the guy who told Bruce Jenner he could use the ladies room in his facilities) deserves kudos for protecting America’s children and ending President Obama’s school restroom transgender nonsense, Betsy DeVos, the lady Trump picked to safeguard the education of our nation’s children as Secretary of Education, apparently didn’t want the restroom mayhem to end. Some of us attempted to warn the public that this “Republican” pick in DeVos was just another homosexual activist (or “useful idiot” at best), but hey, what do I know? You can never anticipate future behavior based on past behavior, right?

Still More Bad

You may recall, vaguely, how “Republicans” have been campaigning on repealing ObamaCare for, oh, the last six years since it was implemented?  You’d think they would have had a bill on President Trump’s desk the day of the inauguration, right? Yeah…A growing number of us conservatives are starting to wonder just when that repeal is going to happen…and if it’s really going to move our nation back toward a free market system that is healthy, or whether they’re just going to rearrange the pieces of the socialist puzzle that got us in this mess in the first place. Didn’t Donald Trump have a draft of a plan? After all, he campaigned on repealing ObamaCare (even though he repeatedly praised the socialist health care schemes of other nations), didn’t he?

The Ugly

I know it may be hard for us to believe after Donald Trump’s record of serial adultery, womanizing and grabbing women by the p****, but it seems there are some sexual issues coming to light around Trump’s Secretary of Labor nominee Alexander Acosta.

From Politico:

President Donald Trump’s new nominee for secretary of labor, Alexander Acosta, could face a grilling in the Senate over claims that — while he was the top federal prosecutor in Miami — he cut a sweetheart plea deal in 2008 with a billionaire investor accused of having sex with dozens of underage girls.

And from the Daily Wire:

Trump himself has ties to Epstein, the billionaire Democratic donor and convicted pedophile known for having under-age sex slaves on his private plane and what the media calls “Sex Slave Island.”

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,” Trump once said about the convicted sex offender. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

“Mark Epstein, Jeffrey’s brother, testified in 2009 that Trump flew on Jeffrey’s private jet at least once,” reports VICE News. “Meanwhile, message pads [see below] from Epstein’s Palm Beach mansion that were seized by investigators and obtained by VICE News indicate that Trump called Epstein twice in November of 2004.”

Epstein’s private Boeing 727, according to one of his alleged victims, Virginia Roberts, was nicknamed the “Lolita Express.” Roberts recalled “unsavoury” sex orgies on the private plane when she was just 15 years of age with Epstein and his friends.

While anyone can end up surprised by the hidden behavior of a friend, many reports indicate Trump was present for a lot of “questionable” activity on this guy’s part. What’s more, while one would naturally be inclined to give the benefit of the doubt to a person of good moral character, given that Trump has told us with his own mouth that he likes young females and likes to grab females by the p****, such a revelation about one of Trump’s nominees shouldn’t be too surprising.

Isn’t it good to know that American Christians elected such a moral and upright president, especially since our nation’s second president told us:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people”. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

Don’t worry, folks. We’re in good hands.

Have a great weekend!

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • A. Castellitto

    Good job Bob! Mr Macaulay has a good article as well….. Why does a president who is lawfully trying to prevent or place on hold non-vetted refugees from entering the US and a GOP controlled Congress allowing rogue judges to continue to act against their Constitutional authority without consequence as DHS also ignores the authority of a pres and congress that could easily shut em down….. Unless the whole system is rigged and it’s all one big horse & pony show…. ???

  • CoyoteJohnKerr

    Thanks, Bob for another “politically incorrect” article. It is heartening to know that there are still people in this country that will stand up for what is right. The GOP appears to be neutered and unwilling to fulfill the promises they made at election time. It certainly must be so mind numbingly cozy in Washington DC that every campaign-trail-conservative looses their ability to function in a principled and honorable fashion once in office. Where’s the repeal of Obamacare that was supposed to be ready for President Trump to sign day one? Trump may not be the President we had hoped for but the Congress, with a Republican majority in both houses, seems to have lost whatever mojo they should be exercising to rid this country of 8 years of the Obama disaster. Progressives and leftist, are easy to figure out. The problem is with the guys on our side. They are spineless phonies, impostors and charlatans and most of the problems in Washington reside with these sell-outs. We got exactly in Trump what he advertised. Congress are the true traitors!

    • Trump’s record proves he’s no conservative, but sadly I’d have to say that so far, he probably has a better track record of actually pursuing conservative policies than our worthless “Republican” congress does.

      In 2004, we South Dakota conservatives gave everything we had to elect John Thune over Tom Daschle; Thune has a 44% conservative rating now, and can’t be counted on to lead.

      In 2010, my Tea Party group endorsed Kristi Noem for U.S. House and helped get her elected; she sold us out on that worthless “debt deal” that continued runaway spending inside of three months, and she currently has a 43% conservative rating.

      In 2014, former governor Mike Rounds, whom virtually everyone knew was a RINO, got elected to U.S. Senate with the help of “conservative” and “Christian” groups who made the ridiculous claims that he stood with conservatives on principles (the man is a self-confessed pragmatist); he currently has a 29% conservative rating-up from 17% his first year.

      As long as conservatives and Christians keep acting like we have Stockholm Syndrome, or battered wife syndrome, and enabling these worthless sellouts, we’re going to continue to see this country drift Leftward…down into the cesspool.

      • CoyoteJohnKerr

        I am so fortunate to have two outstanding, conservative senators in John McCain and Jeff Flake. McCain, that stalwart of conservatism, has a Liberty rating of 68%. Not 68% conservative but 68% liberal! Imagine that? Senator Flake, much more of a centrist, is flat-lined out at 50% conservative, 50% liberal. Both score respectable F’s, if only they were being judged by leftist, or Marxist standards. The saddest issue to note is that both are open border advocates in a state plagued by the most abused border in the country. Both McCain and Flake must be very popular with the illegals, drug and human traffickers, and terrorists. McCain has even been called the “poster boy of establishment illegal immigration”, quite an honor for someone who claims to be a conservative. All the while, owning a $15 million dollar guarded compound in the mountains of Arizona, where, according to the True Pundit, “McCain and his federal security detail have initiated a local no-fly zone over and around the compound. That includes personal drones.”
        Jeff Flake, once a decent Congressman from Arizona, since becoming our junior senator, has taken on a “McCainesque” political persona and believes the proposed border wall is “inadvisable”. Last summer, the Washington Post, quoted Flake as “openly hopeful” about the prospect of working with a Clinton-Kaine administration. He has also openly favored amnesty for illegal aliens.
        Thank God, we have at least some solidly conservative members of Congress that have not abandoned the will and security of the Arizona voters. This includes; Rep Trent Frank, with a 90% conservative rating, Rep David Schwiekert, with a 90% conservative rating, and my own Representative, Paul Gosar, with a 84% conservative rating.
        Arizona, once a solidly conservative state, the state where Barry Goldwater was a long time senator, has definitely been abandoned by most of it’s representatives. I say it is time to “drain the desert” because the human sewage has really started to back up. The stink needs to be eliminated, especially in a state that has been so ravaged by open borders and the invasion of illegal aliens.

        • So sad. Flake had lots of potential going in, but turned out to be such a disappointment (rather like Kristi Noem). McCain actually used to have a good record until around 1998, when he seemed to get infatuated with getting love from the “mainstream” media. What a waste.

  • A. Castellitto

    Trump is -or at least was- friends with pedo Epstein, supports SSM, & got rid of Flynn…. He’s not exposing weinergate…. So he’s useless….in the end, #nwo business as usual…. Soros kept Kasich in race to burn Cruz….the only guy with a little integrity….. We should truly wakeup already… Trump is compromised due to his deplorable transgressions…..

    Men of character, not sinless, are the barometer…. You’ve been on target with that!!!!

    Trump is ultimately a sicko