Friday, August 11, 2017

Why the Swamp Hates Trump

American Thinker ^ | 8-11-17 | Bob Weir 

Imagine that you were elected to a federal office several years ago and had a safe seat with all the perks attached, including salary, expense account, and influence with corporate CEOs and other titans of industry.  Suppose further that you knew that the future would be prosperous when you left office because the connections you made would make you a fortune as a lobbyist.  Moreover, since unseating an incumbent is a herculean task, you felt that you were set for life.
 In fact, as soon as you got elected, you began raising money and preparing for re-election.  Governing and legislating became an afterthought – something you might engage in after your next campaign was carefully planned.
Suddenly, a guy runs for office with a lot of ideas about "draining the swamp" and making rules that include a prohibition on lobbying for at least five years after leaving office.  As if that's not enough, he criticizes the "establishment" of which you are a significant part.  To add insult to injury, this upstart comes from the private sector with no record of elective office, yet he has the audacity to run for the highest office in the land.  You, and most of your colleagues, got where you are by starting in local elections, from city councils to mayor to state rep, and on to your currents spots at the national level.
You didn't take him seriously throughout his long and vociferous campaign, often refusing to endorse what he said and what he stood for.  When he shocked the world with a strong win against a candidate the polls said would win easily, all you could do was feign approval and acceptance.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...

Atlanta gym owner defends ban on cops, soldiers: This is not an ‘aggressive, hetero-jock space’

The Washington Times ^ | August 9, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar 

An Atlanta gym owner is making no apologies after his ban on police officers and members of the military caused a local backlash.
The controversy started when passersby noticed a sign posted in front of EAV Barbell Club in the city’s East Atlanta Village neighborhood and brought it to the attention of local NBC affiliate WXIA.
“Do whatever the f— you want, correctly, except crossfit cultism. No f—g cops,” the sign reportedly read.
The gym’s owner, Jim Chambers, said he took the sign down and regretted the profanity, but the policy still stands.
“We’ve had an explicitly stated ‘No Cop’ policy since we opened, and we also don’t open membership to active members of the military,” he told NBC.
Mr. Chambers, who is white, said the people who work out at his gym typically belong to minority groups and feel uncomfortable in the presence of law enforcement.
“We wanted one space that was just a little different. It’s not an aggressive, hetero-jock space that’s dominated by cops and soldiers,” he said. “It’s a place where you’re safe from that.
“And we don’t want to make police stronger so that they can hurt people more efficiently,” the gym owner added. “It’s not a personal thing, but if you put that uniform on, and quite honestly I view that as an occupying enemy army.”
Mr. Chambers said his gym has never and will never require police assistance.
Meanwhile, the Atlanta Police Department told NBC that the gym’s policy wouldn’t stop them from responding to an emergency there.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...

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