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Guess Who’s NOT Coming To Dinner?

Guess Who’s NOT Coming To Dinner?

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We all are acquainted with neighbors, relatives, celebrities, politicians and news makers that we would be reluctant to invite to have dinner in our homes and chat with our spouses, children or grandchildren, and I have a list of those that would never make it past my front door at dinnertime or any other time.

My uninvited guest list — in no particular order — that will never sit at our dinner table includes:

Anybody named Kardashian or their spouses: Here’s a family that puts a whole new blush on the word “dysfunctional.” I’m convinced that no one in this clan would know which side or end of a spoon to use when soup is served and it appears that one of the marriages in this mess may be the only one ever saved by cocaine and hookers. Imagine trying to have a conversation with these mental midgets or having one of your kids sandwiched at the table between vapid Kim Kardashian and her obnoxious rapper husband, Kanye West, who glorifies ignorance.

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson: These two race baiters are interchangeable except at this point, charlatan Sharpton probably has more White House visits on his scorecard than Jackson, which doesn’t reflect well on the current occupant of that residence. Sharpton, a man who defamed and slandered innocent folks and incited a riot that resulted in the death of seven innocents may be the most disgusting. Jackson is a man who distorted a proud and just civil right movement headed by the extraordinarily distinguished Martin Luther King, into something nasty and divisive. He’s a mean-spirited, self-promoting opportunist who hijacked and transformed an inspirational movement into one designed for his own self-interests and corporate extortion purposes. Both of these wretches are equally loathsome.

Miley Cyrus & her parents Tish & Billy Ray: Ms. Cyrus is a tasteless, useless twit who, at the rate she’s currently going, will more than likely meet the same early and fatal end as rockers Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Mama Cass Elliot, etc. while her parents sit back and cheer on this self-absorbed, empty-headed moron. Great job Mr. & Mrs. Cyrus on raising a degenerate airhead.

Cecile Richards: Attempting to eat while this ghoul-in-charge of the hellish Planned Parenthood torture chambers was seated at the table would initiate nothing but gags from normal people. The videos with Planned Parenthood doctors casually describing “crushing” and “crunching” live aborted babies to salvage their body parts to sell are the most evil thing I’ve seen since the allied-produced ones from Auschwitz in 1945. Why isn’t this woman and her henchmen all in prison?

George Soros: The Koch Brothers, David and Charles, take a lot of heat from the left and the media for their generous contributions to Republican party and conservative causes, but we rarely read about the far-left’s financier, George Soros. Here’s a guy who’s worth $7-8 billion or more and spends a big chuck of it demonizing conservatives and has a fierce hated for the Bushes, who the Hungarian immigrant compared to “The Germans” as in Nazis. The Soros-funded, far-left and corrupt Media Matters organization, one of the most radical left-wing organizations in America, falsely slimes conservatives and any media outlet that doesn’t preach its socialistic gospel. Soros’ front groups finance everything from foreign political coups to mass uprisings to supposedly grassroots activist movements. His Open Society Foundation, a group he chairs, gave at least $33 million towards emboldening activists in Ferguson, Missouri, spurring on the nonsensical “Hands up, don’t shoot” loons and his money is behind the anti-cop “Black Lives Matter” mob.

Black Lives Matter: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a GOP presidential candidate, said this dangerous organization “….is creating an environment that can put police officers at risk and encourages lawlessness”. Police groups have pointed out that people in marches have been recorded chanting for the deaths of police officers. During a protest outside Minnesota’s state fair this summer some marchers were recorded chanting to fry police “like bacon” while another one in New York City recorded them chanting: “What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!” No one seems to know who is heading this group and that may possibly be on purpose just in case he or she may need to ever call the cops for help some day.

Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer: I can’t add anything to columnist Burt Prelutsky’s comment when he said: “Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California, but we seem to  have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re Number One.   There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘ Macbeth ‘. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You  don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.” I can’t add to that accurate observation.

Fifty Cent, Ludacris, Ice T, or any other gansta rapper: These misogynistic moral degenerates glorify violence, gangs, drugs, and ignorance, and are adored my millions of young people. Predominantly black, these guys paint a picture to poor blacks that a life of crime, drugs and debauchery is a way out of poverty. Which one’s the worst? They’re all dingy and disgusting.

Ingrid Newkirk: Never heard of her? She’s the co-founder and president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), and a human with the IQ of a squirrel. This is a woman who once wrote to PLO leader Yasser Arafat complaining because he used a donkey in a horrific suicide bombing, pleading with him to leave animals out of the conflict. Her organization douses people wearing fur in blood and paint and suggests that medical laboratories with animals be bombed. If you invite her to dinner you better be serving tofu.

Michael Moore: This fat slob, whose wealth is a result of the American capitalistic system, says “Americans are possibly the dumbest people on the planet” is certainly one of the most disgusting people on the planet. Even the late atheist and Marxist Christopher Hitchens once said: “Michael Moore is a very shady and silly man who does not recognize courage of any sort even when he sees it because he can’t summon it in himself.” He also refuses interviews where his opinions may be questioned. In short he is an obese, disgusting, hypocritical, anti-American coward who thrives off the country he mocks and despises.

There are many more I could list including U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), Jane Fonda, Howard Dean, former Florida Governor and confused perennial candidate Charlie Crist, Florida’ s 9th District Congressman Alan Grayson, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the entire San Francisco City Counsel, and numerous NFL and NBA players but I’m losing my appetite.


Beware Of Strangers Except….. Parents warn their kids not to take candy from strangers, but tomorrow they’ll dress the urchins up and send them out to plead for it from folks they don’t know.


Huh? During her testimony before the House Benghazi Committee recently Hillary Clinton convinced me of one thing……she is a master of double talk. Oh, and the media delights in saying Florida Senator Marco Rubio is missing votes while he’s out campaigning for president. He’s missed some 30 percent while Barack Obama and then-Senator Hillary Clinton missed 80 percent during their 2008 campaigns and I didn’t hear a thing about that from the media.


Delicious Revenge: Local promoter and event planner Mark Deaton suggested a clever idea while waiting at an airport recently and being delayed by American Airlines so many times that he missed his connecting flight and finally ended up renting a car to drive to his destination. Mark would like the suits that run the airlines to feel his pain, proposing that if he ever had an opportunity to produce an event for American it might go something like this: “Our apologies, your band, scheduled to play at 7 p.m., will now be beginning at 8:15 p.m. Update: Your entertainment will now be beginning at 9:30 p.m. and we will update you should your entertainment need to be rebooked. Update: Your entertainment has been rescheduled for tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. We regret the inconvenience.” And if the corporate types get surly Mark could toss them a small of bag of peanuts as compensation.


Hypocrisy Squared: If clubbed baby seals and Florida black bear hunts make liberals cry why is it that videos of living fetuses being torn apart to have their body parts sold only make them angrily cry out at the people who took the videos? The ghouls on the left don’t want to subsidize “big farm” but have no problem with tax-funded baby-parts farming at the Dr. Josef Mengele Planned Parenthood torture chambers. Defenders of these monsters have entered a realm of unimagined dissonance claiming that those who tear apart little animals are monsters and people who tear apart little baby humans are scientists. Maybe it’s time for all these pro-animal folks who don’t consider themselves pro-life, to reconsider, after all, aren’t they supposed to have empathy for the small, weak and defenseless?


Southern Hospitality: A friend told me recently that he was at Main Beach the other day when he saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read: “I Miss Detroit.” So, he broke a window, stole the radio, slashed two tires, slapped on an Obama bumper sticker, and left a note that read: “I hope this helps.”


Upbeat Economics: Princeton economist Angus Deaton, 70, has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Economics. In his 2013 book, “The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality,” he wrote: “Life is better now than at almost any time in history. More people are richer and fewer people live in dire poverty. Lives are longer and parents no longer routinely watch a quarter of their children die.” He concluded that international aid had little to do with that progress, and suggested that free trade and new incentives for drug companies would make a larger contribution in the future. Source: Wall Street Journal via Georgia Public Policy Foundation.


Policy Pollution: Writing in The Hill after a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency polluted Colorado’s Animas River, Arizona Congressman Paul A. Gosar declared: “Under Obama, the executive branch has swelled into a monolithic web of lawmaking agencies. Rather than working with Congress, the president has implemented his radical Leftist agenda by repeatedly issuing new regulations through executive branch agencies. And no agency has been more aggressive and lawless in pushing the president’s misguided agenda than the EPA.”  — Georgia Public Policy Foundation.


Shocking Facts About Electric Cars: Electric cars should be called “coal cars” since electricity doesn’t naturally occur in nature and has to come from somewhere. And this raises the issue about the “cleanliness” of electricity, which is all the more salient in view of the federal government’s aim to install thousands of electric charging points around the countryside for electric cars. However, the majority of electricity is generated using power stations fired by coal or gas and hence even if a substantial substitution of the present oil-fuelled cars by electric vehicles could be made, it would entail the consumption of vast quantities of these other fossil fuels instead to provide the additional electricity for them. Coal produces 39 percent of the United States’ electricity, according to the Department of Energy. And despite not having any in-state coal supplies some 30 percent of the Florida’s electrical generation comes from coal. The majority (47 percent) comes from  natural gas, 15 percent from nuclear and the rest from oil, municipal solid waste, tires, or other manufactured and waste gases from fossil fuel. An infinitesimal amount comes from solar and wind. So tell me again how these expensive, silly little electric cars are going to help clean up the environment? Oh, and Consumer Reports says they’re clunkers, particularly the outrageously priced Tesla, a company that’s losing money faster than Black Lives Matter supporters fleeing the Policeman’s Ball.


Had It With Houston: I’m adding Houston to a list of cities that I’ve lived in but could no longer tolerate again right up there with Atlanta and Washington, D.C. After my recent trip to what locals refer to as the Bayou City, I’ve come to the conclusion that Houston — now the fourth largest city in the U.S. in population — has a Strategic Car Command that requires at least one million cars to be on the road 24 hours a day. Also, the word bayou is just another term for swamp, as that hell hole sits on a mosquito infested bog about as attractive as Mogadishu. On the plus side It has a booming economy that is actually not totally energy-based with plentiful job opportunities in healthcare and high tech; the American League’s Western Division Houston Astros baseball team; great beef brisket, and rodeos. But due to bizarre zoning laws the landscape, even in the most exclusive neighborhoods, is eclectic with a million dollar house sitting next to a menudo stand. I lived there for a number of years when I was employed to run advertising and PR for then Fortune 50 company, Coastal Corporation and its eccentric Chairman Oscar Wyatt. I wasn’t enthralled with the city then, but in the more than 20 years since I left, it’s grown even more helter-skelter into a chaotic unlivable mess. And I can get Texas style barbequed beef brisket at Gilberts on South 8th Street so now all I have to do is convince our son Eric to move his family here.


What Could Have Been: “America became the most innovative and prosperous nation in history because many Americans were adventurous, individualistic people willing to take big risks to discover things that might make life better. Every day, bureaucrats do more to kill those opportunities. We’ll never know what good things we might have today had some bureaucrat not said ‘no.’ Presidential candidates ought to scream about that.” – John Stossel


Drinking, Dining & Dancing: With the combination of Halloween, the Georgia-Florida game, and a full moon, there should be plenty of wild and raucous excitement tomorrow evening ranging from the downtown and beach front bars and restaurants to a Sisters of Charity fundraiser.


Christine Harmon - 01. Nov, 2015 -

Re: Guess Who’s NOT Coming to Dinner
You are better than this. Name calling and slurs are unbecoming. Funny – to some – but unbecoming, and not worthy of your analytical ability.

R - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Dave you are continuing your “negative” campaign ….. PLEASE give it a rest. Don’t you have more POSITIVE things to write about?????

Gary McKillips - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Your list is a good one, Dave. It got me thinking who I would like to dinner. Let’s start with Lincoln, Churchill, McArthur and JFK, then almost anybody interviewed by Charlie Rose.

David Scott - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Jerry, you are correct. Your sister, Linda, was the most beautiful and personable person in Houston and I managed to ride out town with her in tow, leaving the city in mourning as a result.

George, the Georgia Public Policy foundation is a well respected state think tank with a vast number of members. Much of its material comes from Heritage, Cato, etc. Both Kelly McCutchen and Benita Dodd are well respected and informed.

Han Ramakers - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Without the media we would have never heard of most on your NITWIT list, nor given them the time of day. But as dinner guests I would love to invite them as a two way opportunity: a. to laugh a lot about the ignorance and b. an (admittedly) minuscule opportunity to make them see some light. How about an Indonesian Rice Table?

Cal Atwood - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Hey Dave! That’s an All-Star cast NOT coming to Dinner…..How come so many of them are on my list too? All the best, Cal

George Clements - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Georgia Public Policy Foundation???? Why not cite more credible conservative groups like the Heritage Foundation than a one man operation in Atlanta who almost every one ignores?

Jerry - 30. Oct, 2015 -

Am I mistaken or didn’t you also meet my sister in Houston?