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.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Police Deaths

Eleven police have been killed in the line of duty so far this year.  Last year it was March before the first officer was killed in the line of duty.  The President sends representatives to the funeral of thugs who get killed attacking police.

The FBI investigates local police departments, even when there is no evidence that they did anything wrong; despite local and state investigations already in progress.  The media ignores attacks on police or downplays them.

This weekend a young police woman was sworn in on Friday.  She worked her first shift on Saturday, and was killed before the shift was over.  The President did not speak to the nation about it, and the celebrity who won an Oscar spoke about global warming.  Another sign our nation is in decline; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Scare the RINOs

Donald Trump keeps winning elections and caucuses.  The establishment and RINO Republican politicians finally seem to be interested in working together to fight a common foe; Donald Trump.  They can't fight radical Islam, but they can fight an outsider.

I don't know if Donald Trump would be a very good president, I have many concerns about his social agenda.  I don't think he cares about abortion, and stopping the homosexual agenda among other things.

I do believe he may be good for the economy.  I think he may be able to stop some of the inbreeding and corruption in Washington.  There are too many insider deals and special privileges given to elected officials and their friends.  I hope the establishment gets scared enough of Trump to change their ways, but I doubt it; that's that view from the Hysterical Right Wing.