Anne and I took off a couple of weeks ago, to go to the Niagara Escarpment for a weekend to meet with some good friends. And as I’m writing this, Anne, Stryker, April the Cat and I are with good Friends who own the Equestrian Center where we board our horses . . . we’re in Edmundston New Brunswick, on our way to Prince Edward Island (PEI) for a few days.
PEI is an ATLANTIC ISLAND PROVINCE of Canada, just off the shore of the Maritime Mainland, connected by an EIGHT MILE BRIDGE, called the Confederation Bridge, where before its construction, the only way on or off the Island was by plane or boat, including during the frozen winters, where I sat more times than I can recall on the massive Ice Breaker Ferries, when I traveled for years through the Maritime Provinces for Business.
Prince Edward Island is famous in Canada for several extraordinary realities:
1 – Its diminutive size . . . 2185 Square Miles makes it just slightly larger than Delaware, at 1954 Square Miles, which is America’s second smallest State.
2 – The Population of PEI is smaller than most decent sized cities in Canada and the United States at just under 146,000 people.
3 – AND THIS IS WHAT PEI IS BEST KNOWN FOR BY CANADIANS . . . The People are incredibly respectful, the earth is RED, and in the words of some people I know – The Seafood In PEI Is To Die For to which I concur
4 – Also . . . PEI – has a Gorgeous Coast, plenty of Beautiful Beaches, Coves, and no shortage of great Places to Stay for people in RV’s.
5 – And PEI is known for its part in creating Canadian Confederation, and Anne of Green Gables, the original “CHICK BOOK”, long before Disney . . . written in 1908.
BUT . . . THIS EDITORIAL IS NOT ABOUT PEI – OR A GETAWAY:
Because we’re traveling with very poor WIFI, I’m listening to the coverage on a Sirius/XM Radio APP on my Smart Phone, which allows me to SEE the Convention through my EARS, instead of my EYES, which gives me a very different and unique perspective.
In some ways, listening is far superior than watching, since I know who most of the players and speakers are, which allows me to hear what they’re saying without the filter of television, not having to deal with their personal imaging as they read from teleprompters.
AS PART OF MY CRITICISMS AT THE MEDIA . . .
1 – ALL the Media pushed the narrative with full gusto; as to how VIOLENT the anti-Trump DEMONSTRATORS were going to be. ESPECIALLY since Ohio allows its citizens to fully express their Freedoms by enjoying their SECOND AMENDMENT by carrying their guns OPENED and CONCEALED.
By listening to the Media . . . you would have had to believe that Ohio was RIPE for open Warfare . . . yet, given everything they predicted and OPENLY HOPED FOR, nothing happened.
As a matter of FACT and TRUTH, given that every LAWFUL Person who is licensed to CARRY in Ohio and AT THE CONVENTION where nothing happened, what does that say about Detroit and Chicago, two of the MURDER CAPITOLS of the USA, where gun ownership is almost all but BANNED to the GOOD GUYS?
Doesn’t that screw-up the storyline of the LEFT about the EVIL of GUNS?
2 – The Media . . . ALL THE MEDIA, INCLUDING FOX NEWS – made a huge deal out of the fact that the Bush’s: George HW Bush 41, George W Bush 43, and Jeb Bush decided to shun the Convention because they didn’t like Trump.
3 – The same Media made a big deal out of the fact that Mitt Romney took out ads and appeared wherever he could to tell people NOT to vote for Trump.
4 – And then there were the Republican DEAD-ENDERS, who also did whatever they could, even during the Convention, to stop Trump, without as much as an alternative to Trump, who were also made into a much bigger deal than they really were by the Media.
5 – And if you want to really have a look at what captured the imagination of the Media, it was Melania Trump’s speech, which according to how much coverage the Media gave it, because there were several sentences that were similar to Michelle Obama’s Speech some 8-Years prior, that it seemed by the Media as though she should have been pilloried and run out of town on a rail.
6 – BUT HERE’S THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL . . . In spite of all the GREAT Speeches, the Wonderful Endorsements and the RISING POLLS . . . the Media has focused like a Laser beam on the fact that Ted Cruz didn’t endorse Trump.
SO LET ME ADD ALL THIS UP:
THE FIRST ISSUE IS THIS . . . This Republican Convention was FABULOUS in every way imaginable, from the way it was organized and presented, to the unbelievable speeches from people of REAL CHARACTER, all of whom have been, with many of whom, who are still Nation Leaders and HEROES.
THE PROBLEM WITH THE MEDIA . . . is that no one of substance, and no one of relative intelligence gives a RAT’S-ASS about the RINO Losers and INSIDERS who boycotted the Convention.
NO ONE WHO WANTS TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN . . . could care less about Ted Cruz’s hurt feelings.
And no one who heard Melania’s Speech, will NOT Vote for Trump, because Melania Trump, who is running for nothing, will have any effect on the outcome of the election . . . whatsoever.
THEN THERE’S THE MUCH ANTICIPATED VIOLENCE . . . THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
AND THEN THERE WERE THE TRUMPS:
All the Trump children shone like DIAMONDS, showing that this will indeed be a Trump Presidency. And when Ivanka Trump introduced her father with VERVE and PASSION, it set up the stage for Trump himself . . . to either MAKE OR BREAK THE CONVENTION.
AND MAKE IT HE DID . . . Trump delivered more than one HOUR AND A QUARTER of one of the best speeches I ever heard. And to the Media and the LEFT, who from Day One both challenged and ridiculed Trump for not having a plan . . . guess what? Trump’s plan was clear. It was long, detailed, succinct, and what the people REALLY wanted and needed to hear.
SO WHAT ABOUT ALL THE MEDIA CRAP?
THE EASY, SHORT AND ONLY ANSWER IS SIMPLE . . . This was such an outstanding Convention, that the Media had to find some way to find fault, since the People of the Party, the new Republican Voters are united, and there was no walkout. The Civil War didn’t start amongst the “few” Street protestors, which meant that the Protesters were never part of the story, and no matter how hard the Media tried to find the trouble . . . it just wasn’t there.
And as far as I can see . . . this Convention displayed more than ever, that TRUMP IS ON ROUTE TO THRASH AND TRASH CLINTON, THE LEFT, AND THE INSIDERS, and the Media just can’t stand it.
All in all . . . in baseball parlance – THE CONVENTION WAS A GRAND SLAM!
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov