Saturday, August 6, 2016

Election 2016

For a time I got behind on my blogging on Hysterical Right Wing.  My intention is to make up for some of that time.

I liked Rick Santorum in the Republican Primary election, but he lost out very quickly.  I also had hopes for Ben Carson, although I thought he needed more experience as an executive; still I liked his strong pro-life stance.

Eventually, I determined the Donald Trump was the candidate that I needed to support.  One thing about politics is that your candidate has to win to be effective.  No one listens to number two the day after the election; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, March 7, 2016

Make Up Time

For a time I got behind on my blogging on Hysterical Right Wing.  My intention is to make up for some of that time.  This posting and going forward for the next several "months" were actually written a long time after the date indicated.  So this posting is being written in early August, 2016.

I liked Rick Santorum in the Republican Primary election, but he lost out very quickly.  I also had hopes for Ben Carson, although I thought he needed more experience as an executive; still I liked his strong pro-life stance.

Eventually, I determined the Donald Trump was the candidate that I needed to support.  One thing about politics is that your candidate has to win to be effective.  No one listens to number two the day after the election; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Copyright

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l94v4YOqxOc

In the last couple years I have been watching movies and TV shows that are based on the Star Trek franchise.  These are not from Paramount, they are from fans of the various Star Trek universes.  They are being made without the intention of making money.

Since they are made freely available, their contention is that Paramount has no basis to take copyright action against the makers of these fan films.  Paramount can't claim these fans are making money, so Paramount can't claim they are losing money.

I think some of these films are terrible, and some of them are great.  Overall, I think these films are filling a need that copyright law has prevented until now.  Limiting these franchises to Paramount only, essentially forever, is a bad idea for society.  Copyright is too long and should be greatly shortened, particularly when the public is not receiving a benefit from the copyright; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

No Thanks Mitt

http://www.aol.com/article/2016/03/03/mitt-romney-is-frying-donald-trump-in-an-epic-speech/21322312/

http://www.caintv.com/rmney-2012-trump-shows-an-extr

Mitt Romney is a typical RINO Republican.  In 2013 he told Americans how wonderful Mr. Trump was and how happy he was that Trump endorsed him. He told us that Trump has created jobs and called out Communist China for cheating on trade agreements.

Now Mitt Romney is complaining about Trump.  He is calling Trump a phony and a fraud.  So which of these two is a phony and a fraud?  If Romney thinks Trump is a phony and a fraud, why was he so happy with his endorsement a few years ago?  The real opponent of Republicans is Hillary, not Trump.

This is simply more of the Republican establishment running to the defense of the status quo.  This is what I have been hoping would happen for a long time.  The power of the Republican power brokers is being broken by the people.  The same establishment that gave us Dole and McCain, and Romney; a list of losers who could not get the White House.  Now they are worried about someone getting the presidency that did not go through their process, someone who is not a career politician who is tied to their machine.  RINOs care less about the nation then about their political power; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Election Advice

Ben Carson has all but dropped out of the race for President.  He has still provided some excellent guidance to the remaining active candidates.  He says they need to stop bickering among themselves and start working to defeat the Democrats.

President Reagan used to say, "Thou shalt not speak ill of other Republicans."  He was correct in that just as Dr. Carson is correct now.  The opponent is Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.  Each Republican candidate must unite in the goal of defeating a Democrat for president. 

When Donald Trump first starting running for president he made a pledge that he would support the nominee, even if it was someone else.  Now other Republicans are making noises that they won't support Trump if he is the nominee and would even vote for Hillary.  This is one of the reasons Trump is doing well, Washington insiders want one of their own to win, no matter the party; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

President

Politics is the art of the possible.  It's nice to have a presidential candidate who is perfect, but that's not possible.  As Republicans and Democrats we have both been given candidates who are far less than perfect for most of us.

Trump said early in the campaign that he might run as a third party candidate and the Republican party went ballistic; they were concerned he would split the party and guarantee a Democrat would win.  Now that it looks like Trump might actually win the nomination, many Republicans are saying they may vote third party, or dis-avow a Trump nomination.

When you go to the shop to get your brakes fixed, the most important thing is that the repair guy is good at fixing brakes.  It does not matter if he has had three marriages and four bankruptcies.   We are looking to hire a new president.  No one in the field of major candidates is perfect.  Still, Trump is running as a Republican and will be better than any Democrat.  We need a Republican president; Carson, Trump, Rubio, Cruz, anyone buy Hillary or Sanders; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Political Campaigns

In the ideal political campaign the politician should never say anything bad about his opponent.  He should only say what his positions are on the issues.  The job of the candidate is to sell his product, himself, to the voters.

In the ideal political campaign the politician should never send his minions to disrupt the opponents rallies.  In the free market of ideas we should be free to compare ideas without the distraction of people shouting and protesting.

In the ideal political campaign every dime contributed to the candidate would be made public.  The name and city of the donor and the amount they have given should be public knowledge.  There should be no limit on how much money an individual can give.  All money should be given by individuals, not unions, businesses, or other organizations; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.