Sunday, March 13, 2016

Off Topic: Lynyrd gets Political

Why are Sanders and Clinton supporters attending Trump rallies? That behavior instigates trouble, and when trouble inevitably comes, they cry foul afterwards. If Trump supporters were attending Democratic rallies (with the sole intention of disrupting things), the Democrats and media would immediately cry foul, and fly into a complete rage. 

These “rally protesters” are not attending Trump rallies to simply “listen and learn”. They’re obviously there to disrupt things and “push back”, as one protester described. If they simply wanted to listen to Trump’s words (as some purport), they could easily watch video footage of Trump’s rallies on Youtube. 

If you don't like Donald Trump, simply vote against him. Every American gets one vote. It's a fair system. Use it. There's no need for this nonsense. And God forbid, if your candidate loses on election day, live with the outcome peacefully. It's called etiquette and civilization... and it's the American tradition.

The bottom line:
The "protesters" may be well-intentioned, but they're setting a bad precedent, and it's going to lead to bad things for everyone. Before you know it, Trump supporters will be attending Democratic rallies too. Do people really want THAT situation?? 

This train is heading in a bad direction folks, and it's not going to end well for anyone. As an American, support your candidate and beliefs by voting. Vote your conscience on election day, and leave things at that.

For the record, I’m neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I’ve always been registered as an “Independent” or “Undeclared” voter. 

I’ll tell you what’s REALLY happening here:
From the beginning, no one expected Donald Trump to have any chance at election… not even the Republicans themselves. Everyone wrote him off, as a comedy act. But now, he’s steamrolling his competition, and everyone’s getting nervous. That’s what these “protests” are REALLY about. If Trump had no shot at election, “protesters” wouldn’t even bother wasting their time attending his rallies. There’s a feeling of desperation in the air (amongst Trump detractors)… and this is the outcome.

My final word:
The people who support these “rally protests”, are the same people who would wear a Yankees hat into Fenway Park during a Red Sox World Series game. No, it’s not illegal to wear an “NY“ hat into Fenway Park, but it’s a risky proposition at best, and probably not very smart. Sometimes in life, you have to use your head. Respect the other team’s playing field, and exercise an ounce of self-preservation skills.

If you don’t like Trump, vote against him on election day. It’s as simple as that. That’s our system.

The Sheriff speaking in the video below, is 100% correct on ALL counts!
God Bless him! FINALLY, someone with a fucking brain!


Mrstormsurge said...

great post

Surgio said...

"For the record, I’m neither a Democrat nor a Republican. I’ve always been registered as an “Independent” or “Undeclared” voter."

Chickenshit, take a stand.

The protesters are nothing more than: #Niggerliesblathering.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Surgio said:

"Chickenshit, take a stand."

I believe the two-party system sucks.
I've always believed that.

Candidates should run as "human beings", not "Republicans" or "Democrats".
If THAT were the case, we'd have to actually LISTEN to EVERY candidate, before making our final voting decisions.

I know Republicans who intend to vote Republican... and Democrats who intend to vote Democrat... BEFORE they even meet the candidates!
To me, that mindset is stupid and counter-productive.

Moreover, The "Party candidates" are beholding to the party which helped them get elected.
Again... bad news.

Lastly, the two-party system seems to breed "mediocrity". When's the last time we had a really good President?

Let's face it, BOTH parties suck.

Actually Surgio, it's harder to be an "Independent" than either a Democrat or a Republican.

I never make my final decision, until I see the official debates.
Things are still early, and I've never seen things this volatile.
But as of now, I'm voting for Donald J. Trump.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

A man on my Twitter page, said the following:

"Good points. But, Trump also personally calls for violence from his supporters. (it is recorded)

My response to him:

I've seen video footage of protesters overwhelming police, and refusing to back-up or disperse. Then when the police are forced to use pepper spray, it's the fault of the police?

A man also breached security and attempted to climb on-stage with Trump, and the secret service were forced to protect him. That's the secret service's fault?

You're supporting poor behavior here Paul. Two wrongs don't make a right. These "protesters" are literally going out of their way, to approach Trump supporters face-to-face at GOP rallies. It's bad news, and it's a poor show.

And might I add, Hillary Clinton is actually the only candidate, who is currently under criminal investigation.

katie8753 said...

Great post Lynyrd! I agree, anyone who crashes Trump's rallies is just trying to cause trouble. Probably sent by Hillary's camp.

Anonymous said...

Bucky F'n Dent!

Mrstormsurge said...

regardless of one's political beliefs, the constitution is all about people - even in the minority - having rights including freedom of speech. These cannot be trifled with.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hi Stormsurge.

The behavior and intent of these "rally protesters", is totally counter-productive (and hypocritical) for people "supposedly" seeking peace. If these are the "peacemakers", we're all in big trouble. These people are exhibiting the same exact behavior, that they're accusing Trump of promoting.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

It's appalling that Bernie Sanders has not publicly denounced these rally protests.

His failure to separate himself (and his campaign) from this abhorrent behavior, speaks volumes about him.

katie8753 said...

Hillary, Bernie and some Republicans are sending people over to cause trouble at Trump's rallies so they can go on TV and denounce Trump for being "trouble maker". This campaign is so pathetic. And then we have Rubio saying that Trump has a "small package". What is this? High School??

They're afraid of Trump because he doesn't have to bow and cowtow to special interest groups because he doesn't need their money.

katie8753 said...

Bernie Sanders admitted on TV that some of his supporters were the ones going to the Trump rallies, but he dismisses it because he "didn't tell them to". He's not taking responsibility, just trying to shove the blame on Trump.

Dilligaf said...

Allow me to begin by saying that I am not a Trump supporter at this point.

The issue of free speech is often a misunderstood, or misapplied concept. In this example, while there are rights of free speech for the "protestors", there are also the rights of the supporters, as well as the candidate himself. Whose rights supersede? Do not the supporters have the right to hear the candidate speak? It is fairly obvious that these protestors are organized in their strategies, which raise the question of individual rights of speech versus an organized attempt to disrupt. There are varying opinions on whether HR347 applies to fixed locations versus campaign stops, but the law (which was signed by Obama) does allow for the prosecution of individuals who knowingly enters an area in which a person is protected by the Secret Service in order to disrupt, or cause problems. That would certainly limit a person's free speech, as it should.

Of course we know other areas in which free speech can be limited, such as yelling "fire" in a crowded area where no such event is occurring, or when a judge admonishes a jury not to speak about a case while impaneled, or defamation of character, fighting words, or threats.

It is interesting that all other candidates are blaming Trump for such outbreaks and that there are no calls to cease such activity from the protestors. That alone says a lot about this manufactured situation.

Mrstormsurge said...

Where do I place blame? I place it squarely in college presidents, trustees and professors for starters. This nonsense of shouting down people with whom they disagree, profs using grades to intimidate students with contrary political views, using the lectern to issue opinions (not facts but opinion) about politics, name calling opposing people, trying to prevent opposing view speakers from speaking or being invited to speak, appropriating public space for themselves and getting in the face and disrupting students who are in a library trying to study has been allowed and coddled for far too long.

These kids are paying a lot of money and have been taught the wrong lesson. This intolerance and mob mentality has to end.

Dilligaf said...

What I see a lot of these protestors using is Rule 10, and Rule 12 from Saul Alinsky's 12 Rules for Radicals. Sadly, the activity of these "students" are taught on today's college campuses. Though it has only be 34 years since I graduated from college, back in the late '70's there was still a bit of a balance on campus. Having majored in Political Science, one could easily get an education in which you learned both sides. Sadly, today's campuses are being taught, and administered by, a primarily leftist perspective. Only one viewpoint, regardless of the political persuasion, can be dangerous.

Bearing in mind that we are still in the Primary season of this year's election causes me concern for how the General season will be. Chicago '68 anyone?

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Hello Dilligaf.
Thank You for your input.
I agree with you.

Dilligaf said:
"It is interesting that all other candidates are blaming Trump for such outbreaks and that there are no calls to cease such activity from the protestors. That alone says a lot about this manufactured situation.

You're absolutely right.

ALL the other candidates (both Democratic and Republican) are condoning this behavior.
In fact, most of them, seem to be gloating over it!

That scares me... and it really makes me wonder... why would anyone, even consider voting for such candidates?

Some of these "protesters" (not all of them, but some) are the very same people, who will burn 5-6 cities to the ground, if Donald Trump wins the election fair and square.
Will Clinton, Sanders, Rubio and Cruz be okay with that too?

These people are (supposed to be) our leaders.

Dilligaf said...

Can we pick the 5-6 cities?

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Most of these "protesters" are college kids, and radical minority groups.

Most Democrats wouldn't engage in such behavior.

BUT... the problem is, the people who wouldn't participate personally, are condoning and encouraging this crap.
Therein, lies the biggest problem.

Any parent who fails to discourage their college-age child from participating in this nonsense, is risking their child's safely.
And the politicians who are fanning the flames, are putting these kids at risk also (for political gain).

These kids don't realize, that they're standing arm-in-arm, with some pretty hardcore groups.
One such group, is a network called "Undocumented and Fearless".
These people aren't even US citizens, and they're inciting danger to public safety.

Unfortunately, there's not much we can do, about the fanatical minority groups... that situation, is somewhat of a lost cause.

But, as for the college kids, I agree with Stormsurge... our colleges and politicians are encouraging these kids to commit crimes, and they're putting themselves and others in danger.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Dilligaf called this a "manufactured situation", which brings me to my next thought:

The irony here, is that these left-wing liberals, truly believe that they're standing against "the establishment".
They're not.
The facts is, they're standing WITH "the establishment".

In 2016, the left-wing and liberals ARE "the establishment"!

The left-wing liberals are, without a doubt, the majority in 2016.
They own the politicians, the media, and the entertainment industry!

I repeat...
They own the politicians, the media, and the entertainment industry!

(That's precisely why, they're afraid of Trump. They're afraid he'll change all that.)

The media is so fucking biased in favor of democrats and liberalism, it's not even funny.
Anyone who can't see that fact, has their head stuck firmly in the sand... or, up their ass.

I've watched newscast after newscast, which claim that Trump is slipping in the polls.
Then, when primary day comes, he wins by a landslide!
How is that accurate, unbiased reporting???

If these kids and fanatics REALLY wanted to buck "the system"... "the establishment"... the "status quo"... "go out on a limb"... "stick it to the man"... and "enact change", they're fighting on the wrong side of the fence.
They're actually ENCOURAGING AND SUPPORTING the system!

It's almost comical.

katie8753 said...

Boy that's right-on Lynyrd. The media is a big part of the problem. They're focusing on everything negative about Trump, instead of focusing on negative activities or statements by the other candidates. Anyone who believes everything they hear on the news is just plain stupid.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

The truth is:

We live in a day and age where, just being a middle-class, white, heterosexual, male, family man, makes you a bad guy.

It's completely ridiculous, but it's true.

Unless you're a minority, a homosexual, or otherwise disenfranchised, you're suspected of being a bad person.

It's a sad state of affairs.

Maybe that's the beauty of Donald Trump.
He gives a voice to a group that's been otherwise forgotten, even thwarted, at this point.

Just because I'm proud to be a white, heterosexual, older, male, family man... it DOESN'T make me a racist.

And just because Trump lends a voice to that group, it doesn't make him a racist either.

Show me one human being (on the face of this earth), who isn't proud of who they are...

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Show me a person who isn't proud of who they are, and I'll show you a jackass.

katie8753 said...

Also, the liberals and atheists have chipped away at this country, so that now you have to be afraid to speak up for Christianity. This country was formed "Under God" and "In God We Trust" but that concept has been eroded for so many years that you can't even say "Merry Christmas" anymore.

That worries me more than anything else. Without God, this country will go to hell in a hand basket. And the ones who are destroying it won't even care.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

That's true Katie.
You can't be a Christian anymore, either.

ANOTHER strike against me.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...


I'm a white, male, Christian, heterosexual, older, family man.

I'm the lowest of the LOW !!!

I should just crawl under a fucking rock.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

My profile alone, is grounds for suspected treason.

Venus said...

EXCELLENT thread, Lynyrd! WOO-HOO!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

The Sheriff in that video, is so brilliant, and so accurate, I could listen to him speak in a continuous audio loop, for the entire day, and not get sick of listening to him.

He's so well-spoken and pointed, it's like a breath of fresh air, amongst complete idiots.

And if you notice, the interviewer (in typical biased fashion) tries repeatedly, to steer the Sheriff into a ditch.

Literally, from the beginning of the interview to the end, the interviewer attempts to derail the Sheriff.

Who do these biased media people think they're fooling?

To his credit, the Sheriff is completely undaunted by the biased media man, and continues to speak the truth.

It's totally awesome.

I could fall asleep listening to that footage in earphones.

katie8753 said...

Yeah I like that Sheriff. He speaks the truth. And it's refreshing that he's a black man.

Let me tell you something people, and listen up. We need to stop fighting each other, and start fighting the real enemy. (1) Terrorists, (2) Atheists, & (3) illegal alien terrorists.

Our current president (I won't capitalize that word) is letting them in by the droves. He won the last election by illegals. He has ruined this country so bad, I don't know if we can ever recover.

Back in the 1930's and 1940's we had other terrorists. The Nazis. They started slowly but soon started to take over the world, just like the current day terrorists. And our brave President Roosevelt took charge, along with his Congress and millions of brave American fighting men & women, and along with our allies, and we squashed them.

We can do it again, but we need to stick together. A country divided against itself CANNOT STAND!

katie8753 said...

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

The following states are voting tomorrow (3/15/16):

Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio.

I honestly hope Trump wins big in Illinois and Ohio, just for the comedic value alone... because that's where the protests occurred.

That would chap their ass to no end. LOL

Anonymous said...

Blogger LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...
The truth is:

We live in a day and age where, just being a middle-class, white, heterosexual, male, family man, makes you a bad guy.

Wow, nice to finally hear someone else say it for once!

Bobby said...

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

the same people who would wear a Yankees hat into Fenway Park during a Red Sox World Series game

How do you think I feel once a season when I have to see all them dam Brady & Gronk jersey's. Not to mention the accents. LOL


katie8753 said...

Trump won Florida.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...


Good to see you Brother!

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Trump has won in Illinois and North Carolina.

Illinois of course, is where the "protesters" (i.e., douchebags) shut down his rally.
They're probably just realizing now (as they wipe pepper spray out of their eyes), that they wasted their time...

Good Enough!

Trump has a slight lead over Cruz in Missouri... but it's still way too close to call.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Kasich won Ohio.

He seems like a nice man, but can anyone tell me why (on earth) he's still running?

It's statistically impossible for him to win.

Does he get-off on wasting his time?

I just don't get it.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Truth be told, I kinda liked Kasich.
He seems like a sensible and reasonable dude.
He's got tons of experience, and from what I've seen, a pretty good track record.

If he had ANY chance at winning, I may have considered voting for him.

But hell, why waste a vote?

He really should drop out.

His participation is starting to get kinda ridiculous, considering his numbers.

In fact, at this point, if they had any party loyalty at all, Cruz and Rubio would just get the hell out of the way too... there's no way either of them could defeat Clinton or Sanders anyway...

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Speak of the devil...

Rubio has just dropped-out.

And then there were 3...

(Well... realistically 2, and an old dude who doesn't know when to quit). LOL

Does Kasich have advisors? LOL

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Missouri is VERY close...

Trump 41.53%
Cruz 41.22%

With 75% reporting... it's anyone's game.

katie8753 said...

I think they're gonna recount the votes in MO, it's so close.

Clinton says that Trump is embarrassing the U.S. IS SHE KIDDING? One of the most embarrassing events in the history of this country was when her husband was caught diddling an intern in the Oval Office, after lying about it over and over again. Now that's embarrassment!

TomG said...

You can appeal to people's innate fear of the other. You can make them congregate towards their own. But what you can't do is stop the hands of time from moving forward. Donald Trump goes the way of George Wallace and Barry Goldwater. Life in the bubble. It bursts.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

We'll see Tom.

He just won 4 out of 5 more states, so evidently, his bubble hasn't burst just yet.

And when he does lose in a state, he always comes in close second.

Unlike the media, the numbers don't lie.

sunset77 said...

Off topic comment,

It ain't the Beatles, but it ain't bad, Paul McCartney's son singing and George Harrison's son playing guitar-->Too Hard.

(At least I'm pretty sure that's who the people are according to an online news story).

katie8753 said...

Thanks Sunset. Sounds pretty good! It would be awesome if Paul's son, John's son and George's son started a band.