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The Debate, sort of...
By Mr. David Zanotti

Apparently no one has the courage to say this out loud. Millions watched the debate. Is no one willing to say how badly he performed? Is the bias so great that people refuse to see the failure? Will no one question the balance, preparedness and logical integrity of Lester Holt the "moderator"?

Yes he has a stunning voice and presence. Yes he is an accomplished network anchor. But does that make him immune to honest review as a balanced moderator?

The questions, from the start were written in the language of the Progressive movement. Right out of the chute, Mr. Holt was feeding Mrs. Clinton a question about "income inequality". Therein lies the code and the opportunity and it continued all 90 minutes. How in the world can you ask Mr. Trump about releasing his taxes, then listen to a diatribe by Mrs. Clinton about Trump "having something to hide" and then NOT ask Mrs. Clinton any single question about anything she may have just possibly, perhaps failed to disclose? 

And the birther question? Glad Mr. Holt asked it. He could have gone farther and should have but why did he not challenge a single thread on the question of Mrs. Clinton's campaign against Barack Obama in 2008? Was he simply not prepared to do so? Did he fail in his research?

The commentator group on CNN waded into this conversation sometime around 11:45 pm EST on debate night. Their comment was this: "If Mr. Trump had been prepared and had the temperment to handle a Presidential Debate, he would have brought these things up himself". Meaning: expect bias and bigotry. Expect unbalanced questions designed to give Mrs. Clinton the clear advantage and if you don't like it or can't handle it, tough luck. 

Those are the rules in the politically correct world of the American media.  Fair is only in the eye of the majority elite media and no one has the right to challenge -- or you will get called nasty names. Once again, the Presidential Debate Commission has failed to deliver a quality debate structure and process to the American voters. 


 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:26 AM

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Arnold Palmer 1929-2016
By Mr. David Zanotti

It will be hard to tell the little children why so many people are sad today. A golfer died. A man born 87 years ago just outside Pittsburgh. A man who defined the American dream. The world media called him "The King". He never acted that way. He never made us feel we owed him anything. He was a sportsman who defined a generation. He was a grateful man, a gracious man, a man who never forgot where he came from or who raised him. He earned less than $3 million dollars from all his victories combined. Yet his handshake and his smile touched the world. More people knew him than any American President. More people loved and admired him as well. 

If there is golf in heaven...  Well, you can probably imagine the rest.

 

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 11:06 PM

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The Deplorables
By Mr. David Zanotti

She said it and said it out loud multiple times behind "closed" doors. Finally she said it out loud at a fund raiser held by the LGBTQ? community. Half of Donald Trump's supporters should be relegated to a basket of "deplorables". They are racist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamaphobic and the like. She specifically said "they are not America". The other half of Trump's supporters are "desperate" because the government is not working for them. 

Should Mrs. Clinton be elected to the Presidency, how can she be President of all the people? Especially if she considers a huge block of voting citizens to "not be America" and calls them "irredeemable". How long before "the deplorables" become the scapegoats, the people who become less than human and whose rights are basketed and sent down the river? 

The Scriptures command us to pray for those in authority. We are also commanded, which is different from "suggested", to pray for those with whom we disagree. Let us all remember this first priority and pray for Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Trump and all those running for public office in this most difficult time.

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 06:51 PM

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Mrs. Schlafly
By Mr. David Zanotti

Phyllis Schlaffly was a model of citizen leadership that the American Founders believed would appear and sustain this Republic. She is remembered today in appreciation for her life of service. I had the privilege of meeting Mrs. Schlaffly on several occassions and working with many of her best allies in Eagle Forum over the years. Their model of service has done a great deal of good in this nation. A fitting tribute to Mrs. Schlaffly is found here:www.anncoulter.com/columns/2016-09-05.html

 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016, 09:33 AM

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Labor Day?
By Mr. David Zanotti

Yes, Labor Day is a national holiday that has come to commemorate organized labor. The history of that movement has a sketchy side to be sure, however, one thing is certain: Labor Day is no holiday for the Progressive Left. You will not find leaders of the political left at the beach over this holiday weekend. They will not be playing tag with the waves and gathered around barbecues reflecting upon the end of summer. The Left uses this weekend to work. They launch their campaigns for November on Labor Day. They march in parades, give candy to kids, register voters and make lots of speeches. They labor to win votes and they work at it very hard.

The reason the Left controls the political center of America is because they work harder, give more, take fewer days off than the leaders of the political Right. No body gave them their strong standing in the political field. They earned it. They work on holidays. They win on election days. 

Monday, September 05, 2016, 05:50 AM

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