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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

NFL Player Entitlement Mentality



     It's September's end, the leaves are turning, the kids are back in school, and football season is upon us. Football season for most American men is a tradition that is just as important if not more important than Christmas. Unfortunately, thanks to the self entitled, stupid professional football players, football season is over for many. It's over thanks to NFL football players and coaches refusing to stand for the National Anthem due to their dislike for the president.While these professional athletes could voice their  sentiments concerning the president in a variety of ways, they instead have chosen to disrespect our nation's flag and National Anthem. In disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem, these men are disrespecting the men and women who have fought for the freedoms these self entitled NFL Football players so enjoy. 
 -Sean Bianca GOP GIRL BLOG 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

"The Art Of The Deal"

     

   It was a hot humid day in South Florida and yet thousands of Floridians stood in line for just over four hours in the hot sun for a chance to see one man. That one man was Donald J. Trump. That one man was not just any man. That one man was "the man". And "the man" was for many, America's last hope. "The man" gave not just South Floridians hope for America and a better future, but that one man gave millions of Americans hope for a better future for America. How did that one man do it? He did it as he knew how to appeal to the masses.. He was a showman. He was sharp, he was charismatic, he was funny, and he was, after all, a master manipulator. As many many successful businessmen are master manipulators, this one appeared to be as well.  As a helicopter flew over the crowd's heads, the crowd knew greatness had arrived, or so they thought. As I stood and watched in awe, the loudspeaker announced, "allow me to introduce the next President of the United States "! The crowd cheered, clapped, pumped their fists into the air, and shouted with glee. It was a moment. It was a moment in time like I'd never imagined, nor will I ever forget. As tears welled up in my eyes I felt honored to be a part of such an event. It was an event that was unlike any political rally I'd ever attended. There was an excitement in the crowd unlike excitement I'd ever seen at a political rally, but then again it was that man or "the man", and "the man" created an energy that one would think only the second coming of Christ could create. Then again, for many of these people, Donald J. Trump might as well have been Christ. 
  
   How did he do it? The answer is simple. Donald J. Trump, now President Trump said everything a good many Americans wanted to hear. Candidate Trump said the words, "America first", "radical Islam", "radical Islamic terrorism", "repeal and replace", "lower taxes", "lock her up", "deport all illegal immigrants", "no more DACA", "build that wall", "drain the swamp", and "make America great again". Yes, candidate Donald J. Trump was calculating, manipulating, smooth, and smart. Candidate Donald J. Trump was good, he was very good. He was everything and more than his supporter's expectations. Candidate Donald J. Trump was the non-politician politician . Candidate Trump was America's savior, or so we thought. 

  As so it would seem, America has not gotten the complete agenda on which Candidate Trump campaigned. In fact, America hasn't even gotten a good portion of the agenda on which Trump campaigned. At present many Americans are seeing that "candidate Donald Trump" and "President Trump" are two very different people or are they? To be quite honest, I'm not quite sure and I don't quite know what to think. Was America hoodwinked? Has the establishment and the swamp worn President Trump down? Has President Trump been threatened? If one goes by history, President Trump has lied in his lifetime. Be it business dealings, his personal affairs, and financial affairs, the President has not appeared to live the life of a choirboy. I guess I have to admit that if a man can lie to a wife with whom he had three children, why would he not lie to an entire nation? 

   Ask die hard Trump supporters about the President seemingly not being the same man he was while on the campaign trail, and they will answer, "fake news". Well, that doesn't answer the question. However, President Trump has much of his base trained well. In fact, much of the so called "Trump Train" appears to be brainwashed. 'Fake news" is all that zombified Trump supporters can say when they can't back up their savior in chief, President Trump. Why just recently an actual campaign text was sent to my phone from the campaign asking for $2. donations to build the wall and Trump supporters cried out "fake news". Sadly these people actually believe it. The fact is, President Trump has trained his base to say "fake news" to the point that now when there is "real news"that is unfavorable towards the president, they don't believe it, because he has trained them to cry out, "fake news". The whole "fake news" play is really quite brilliant, I must admit. Unfortunately for President Trump, the words, "fake news", will only work for so long and it appears the President will need to look into his campaigning playbook for another play, because more and more Americans aren't buying the President's tweets and lines.

      Angry, disappointed, disillusioned, and disgust... Those are the emotions I personally feel when I look at the president. While I will give credit where it's due, there is much for President Trump to explain, like why is the campaign asking for Trump supporters to donate $2. towards a wall when the President said Mexico would pay for it? Why has President Trump just recently stated that "the wall can wait" when the wall was one of the single most important campaign promises?  Why did President Trump certify the Iran deal back in July when "Campaign Trump" said he would tear it up? He said it was "deeply flawed" and the "worst deal ever". Why has the President softened on Muslims coming to the U.S. when "campaign Trump" said he would ban all Muslims until there was a strict enough vetting system? Why has President Trump honored an agreement orchestrated between Australia and Obama accepting over 1000 Syrian refugees from Australia's detention centers? "Candidate Trump" said it was a bad deal while campaigning. Why has President Trump said he has no plans to leave NAFTA when "campaign Trump" said he would leave NAFTA?  Why has President Trump had second thoughts on deporting so called "dreamers" in Obama's DACA program when "candidate Trump" said he would deport them all? In fact, "candidate Trump promised the Angel Moms, (mothers of those killed by illegal immigrants) that if elected, he would deport all illegal immigrants. Why has President Trump sent thousands of more Americans into Afghanistan when "campaign Trump" said that we would not be sending more Americans into endless, needless wars? Why has President Trump appointed a cabinet of ex-Goldman Sachs executives when "campaign Trump" said he would not have Wall Street in the White House? Why does President Trump have a cabinet of liberals and globalists, including his daughter, and son-in-law when "candidate Trump" had surrounded himself with nationalists? For that matter, I have to ask if the President who ran on a nationalist agenda is even still a nationalist himself? To be quite honest, at present, I don't quite know what to think of the President. What I do know is President Trump is not "candidate Trump". Then again, was he ever?

    It is my hope that President Trump will surprise me and be the man for whom I once had such admiration and respect. It is my hope that President Trump will come through for his supporters and honor all or most of his campaign promises. While it is true that many of the Republicans in Washington have failed the President miserably, the President has in turn failed the people whom supported him both inside and outside the White House.  Former Chief Strategist and adviser to the President, Steven Bannon, a true nationalist who was a  staunch supporter of the President, is no longer a member of the President's cabinet. Why? Bannon, an integral part of the Trump team, was the MAGA agenda. He was what made the President the President, and yet he was recently fired or he recently resigned. Whichever the case my be, Bannon being out is not a good sign if one is for a nationalist and MAGA agenda. That being said, Bannon is not the only nationalist to have recently left the White House. Former Deputy Assistant to the President, Sebastian Gorka, has also recently resigned or been fired from the White House. Americans should not be surprised as Gorka too is a nationalist and a supporter of the MAGA agenda on which the President campaigned. Both men claim to have resigned, and both men claim that they will be more useful outside the White House. Perhaps the two true nationalists will be more conducive to the President outside the White House in a way they could not within the White House walls. They now both are speaking up when the President veers away from the agenda of making America great again. In doing so, they are keeping the President accountable. Both men have revealed that there are members of the President's staff that are steering the President away from a nationalist and make America great again agenda. With a White House full of globalists, one should not be surprised that the President is getting further away from the agenda that will make America great again.

      President Trump had a tough road to the White House. Everyone was up against him, and he was forced to fight at every turn, and the President is still forced to fight. However, the President knew this when he ran for the presidency. He knew it wouldn't be easy. He knew almost everyone in Washington was against him. For that I can cut some slack. Has the President done some good things? Yes, he has indeed. He has brought jobs back to America, he has appointed a conservative to the Supreme Court, he has cut down illegal immigration, and he has been successful in attacking ISIS. However, many promises are being forgotten or broken. Perhaps the President has tired of the fight against the establishment, but the President needed to be ready for the fight. In regards to the travel ban, it has been said that the initial travel ban was written in haste and the second one wasn't much better. I elected a man whom I thought would surround himself with the best. The travel ban is again being revised and has been a ban full of gaps that has been easily chipped away by the federal courts. Why? I expected more out of those who are employed by the President. In regards to health care, again, this was done in haste and without a plan. While the Republicans failed to come up with a plan Dems would approve of, the President failed to ask the Republicans if they had a plan that they knew would pass. The President also somehow forgot his own health care plan as proposed on the campaign trail. The President can blame Republicans for this one without a doubt, then again was "repeal and replace" a line? Was "lock her up" just a line? Americans have yet to see Hilary Clinton be locked up or be served a subpoena.  Was it all a line? Were we all played? Were we all played and are the Democrats and Republicans in this together? As the President seems to be flip flopping on a daily basis, one has to wonder. While many have said that the President needs to reach across the aisle, I have to ask if he ever really was on the right side of the aisle? With Democrats seemingly getting more of their desires met than Republicans, it makes one wonder. Then again, is this all a game? Is Trump the savior being beaten down by the big bad boys in Washington or is he really is working with the big bad boys? I wonder. If one thinks about it, a strategy of a hero like Trump being beaten down could be a good one for keeping the people in line. We, the people, without a savior like the President, would erupt at a possible amnesty agreement, but not if the president makes a deal, a deal that will be advantageous to everyone, but the people who voted for him. That being said, if the President has played us all, it certainly has been the epitome of the "art of the deal". 
-Sean Bianca GOP GIRL 2017

       
     

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Forgotten Americans

 
   On September 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms of the century, hit the U.S. Virgin Islands. Striking the islands as a category 5 storm, its ferocious winds of 185 mph and rising waters virtually annihilated the inhabited islands of St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, and surrounding islands. Reports from the island speak of total devastation in many places. With an infrastructure that's been destroyed, impassable roads, a non-existent power grid, the U.S. Virgin Islands are in dire need of help. While FEMA and various agencies have jumped into action for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Floridians hit by Irma, the U.S. Virgin Islands has not received the same help provided to others. Floridians residing in the Florida Keys and other areas affected by Irma have also received immediate assistance from government agencies. The question is why has the U.S. Virgin Islands been forgotten?

   Why has the U.S. government not loaned a helping hand to those affected by Irma in the U.S. Virgin Islands? While the U.S. Virgin Islands are not attached to the mainland of the United States, the U.S. Virgin Islands are very much so a part of the United States. Perhaps the President could show those in the islands affected by Irma some hope with a visit to the islands ravaged by last week's storm. The people of the U.S. Virgin Islands have a long, tough road ahead of them as they rebuild their homes and communities. The U.S. Virgin Islands will likely take months or possibly even years to rebuild, and these fellow Americans need our help, and they need it now. With that being said, let's forgo that next overpriced lunch or dinner, and give to those in the U.S. Virgin Islands in need, as to let them know that we here in America have not forgotten our fellow Americans.

HOW TO HELP:

https://www.whattodo-vi.com/

https://www.gofundme.com/irma-relief-for-the-virgin-islands

Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Wrath Of Harvey And Irma Leaves Its Victims Forever Changed...

 



  Imagine leaving your home and wondering if your home would still be intact when you returned. On August 23rd 1992 I walked out my front door, turned around, looked at my home, and asked God to protect my and my parents' dream home. As it turned out, even God could not protect and save our home. With shutters and protective glass on every window including the front doors, our home could not survive the wrath of Hurricane Andrew. In fact nothing was able to withstand and survive Hurricane Andrew. 


   Hurricane Andrew was the most destructive hurricane to hit the state of Florida. Andrew was the costliest and strongest hurricane to hit the United States, until it was surpassed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. With sustained winds of 165 mph and tornadoes causing winds over 265 mph, Hurricane Andrew destroyed 63,500 homes and damaged more than 124,000 other homes. Damages from Andrew cost $26.5 billion and left 65 people dead. It is suspected many more people died in the path of the storm, but were illegal, undocumented farm immigrants. The smell of death was in the air for months to come. It was rumored that late at night the bodies of the undocumented deceased farm workers were being burned, and in the darkness of the night and not a light in sight, a large fire could be seen in the distance.We knew the rumors were true. We felt it, we smelled it, we  knew. Hurricane Andrew's fury was felt by all in Miami-Dade County. 
Two and a half story shutter failed and was completely open. This was taken after the shutter company came to repair all destroyed shutters.


  Those of us who were directly affected by Andrew will be the first to say that nothing can prepare one having one's home destroyed. Upon my return to my home, I observed neighbors walking aimlessly back to their homes in a state of shock. One man sobbing held a painting he'd found among the rubble. As I walked up to my home I was greeted by my car that had been thrown to the end of my driveway. The car was picked up and had a hundreds years old large Ficus tree uprooted and dumped atop of it. I entered my home through the living room windows thats shutters had been blown open, and then what I saw was horrific. My home was destroyed. A two and a half story windows shutter had failed and allowed the storm inside my home. Once the winds entered they had to escape, blowing our roof in places and blowing glass doors and windows apart. Tables, chairs, and other furnishings were tossed around like children's toys, and water was everywhere. Living close to the ocean brought fish, and crabs into our home adding to the already deplorable stench of spoiled food, molding walls, mildew, and rain water. In addition to fish and crabs, a ten foot salt water crocodile had been displaced by the storm and was now residing in our canal in back of our home. Our home although still standing appeared to have been hit by a bomb. Our neighbors homes looked much the same. My next door neighbor literally had a hole 6'x8' in the side of his concrete home from an object having been catapulted through it. The window above the hole was still intact. Suffice it to say, every home in my neighborhood was destroyed and uninhabitable for the next one to three years. 
Window on far right was left open without the shutter that was never found.

Tile went through shutter, and was found embedded in a solid wood bureau.

  The days after the storm brought news media helicopters waking us up as they did fly overs to show America those of us hit by the storm. The media was in awe of the boats thrown around my neighborhood. Neighbors found other neighbors boats in their swimming pools and in the mangroves across the way. As the media found the wrath of Hurricane Andrew intriguing, those of us hit by the storm struggled to save belongings before ceilings collapsed and before clothes, books, and pictures could be over taken by mildew. We tore out smelly carpeting, dumped storm water out of dishes in cabinets, and packed up everything undamaged as to move out of our destroyed home. Our destroyed home took six years to rebuild. 

   The night of Hurricane Andrew meteorologist, Brian Norcross, told listeners that life would never be the same for those affected by Hurricane Andrew. He said there would be divorces, there would be suicides, and there would be widespread depression. He was correct. What he failed to mention was that there would be financial ruin, strife, and stress. While the agony of losing one's home to a natural disaster is more than one can bare, the fight one has to put up against one's insurance company and greedy contractors can be even worse. 

  Unfortunately, along with catastrophic disasters come insurance companies that don't want to pay and refuse to pay. Along with non-compliant and ruthless insurance companies are scam artists and greedy contractors. People from near and far prey on desperate people . Some contractors licensed and unlicensed took deposits from several people and skipped town, never to be heard from again. Other contractors spreading themselves too thin took money and were unable to fulfill their obligations in a reasonable time frame. Then there were the contractors that did the work but scraped corners and failed to build as according to new post Andrew building code. Andrew brought out some of the best in people and some of the worst in people.

   For those affected by a catastrophic natural disaster, life will never be the same. I've seen grown men cry, and I've seen women stand strong. I've witnessed generosity,  I've witnessed greed, and I've witnessed corruption. It's true, life never was the same. For those affected by Harvey, my heart goes out to them. For those that will be affected by Hurricane Irma, my heart goes out to them as well. For mainstream media, catastrophic natural disasters are only of interest for as long as the story is fresh and hot. Once another story becomes hot, mainstream media and the rest of the nation forgets those affected by devastation of yesterday's storm. Unfortunately, for those affected the wrath of yesterday's storm, the anguish lives on. With that being said, be thankful for your roof overhead, and say a prayer for those affected by Harvey and Irma, as well as those soon to be hit with Irma's fury. 
(c)Sean Bianca GOP GIRL2017


"The Five" has a sensitivity chip missing amidst widespread disaster



   *Please note that I am not seated next to a genuine ivory tusk. It is faux ivory as I am an advocate for the saving of elephants as well as all wildlife.