THE ROYCROFT REPORT

Two thoughts

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Ted Cruz is catching it from the religious right for being dishonest and unchristian like. I learned a long time ago to never judge a person based on their religious beliefs. Learned that from my grandfather. He was God fearing man that would give a man the shirt off his back in a time of need. He was also racist. A real to the proper definition kind of racist, not the kind of label attached today just because someone got offended. You know, the racist label some people use whenever they disagree with the white folks. Ask them to tell you the difference between a racist and a bigot and they stare out into space confused.

Iowa has a history of being a bad indicator for choosing nominees. New Hampshire however has a history of being a pretty good indicator. Not that it really matters to you what I think, but we have little to choose from. This country is screwed regardless of who wins. The great American experiment is coming to a close. I’m thankful for living through some great times being proud of my country. Today I’m disgusted with our corrupt gov and sad for my kids future. -JRoycroft

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02/05/2016 at 10:39 PM

Going Dark on my Facebook Account

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My Facebook news-feed has become over run with the typical leftist whiny shit that’s to be expected. Only this political season it seems to be doubly as bad as previous presidential election years.

So to keep my cool head about me and not fall into arguments over stupid political views from ignorant jerks, I’ll spouse my feelings here in the safe haven of my own little politically incorrect blogosworld.

Here’s what I put up on my FB Page minutes ago along with replacing my profile pic with a solid black square, going dark indicator. ‘While I’m in one of those moods, I’m probably going to go Facebook dark for a while. Like others, this politically charged social media outlet is getting irritating, and yes, I am contributing to it. It’s about time to crank up the blog again and do some heart felt venting here.

Some of you know where to find me. The rest will have to figure it out if you’re that curious, but should be warned. I am not a proggie. I actually don’t need the governments help and I most certainly don’t live in a village. I support my own family with a single salary and my wife is a stay at home mother to our two beautiful little girls and occasionally finds time to be a very well paid independent photographer. We are blessed to live the American dream. Seek and ye shall find. I’ll come back later to see how short my Facebook friends list got. No apologies here for speaking my mind. That I learned from my grandmother. She was a truly genuine good person and loved everyone. Even the black garbage man.’

So with that being said I will probably be doing a bit of venting, on my terms. -JRoycroft

 

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02/04/2016 at 9:18 PM

Trumproids, Proggies and those damn Socialists

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It makes no difference if you want to make America great again if you have no clue what made America great in the first place.

Iowa brought out voters who have been sitting quietly waiting for this moment to shut Trump down. The silent majority spoke up. They’re sick of his personal attacks and foolishness. In my humble opinion it’s going to be a Cruz Rubio ticket. Voters, with the exception of the dumbed down students, will take to the polls with the intent on cleaning out the trash and killing off that unaffordable obamacare lie. By the way, can someone with some degree of intelligence please explain to me what exactly is meant by “affordable”? What is affordable about a govt forced plan that requires some people to take a subsidy to be able to pay for it? How is it affordable when my family medical plan went from $500 per month to over $1145 now? Never mind that doesn’t include the near $8,000 yearly deductible I would have to pay out of pocket along with the other 20% not covered. That is of course if I had not dropped the rip off medical plan just in time before this mess was created. Trust me, self pay with the tax penalty beats the hell out of any other option out there today.

Hillary and Bernie. Now there’s a match made in liberal heaven.

Hillary claims to be a Progressive which is way cooler sounding than being called a liberal nowadays. Same difference.

Then of course Bernie is a self proclaimed Democratic Socialist. That’s way cooler than being called a straight up Socialist. Same difference. ‘From each according to their means, to those according to their needs’

Hey, did you know that Bernie and his wife honeymooned in the Soviet Union? What a good little socialist is he!

I often wonder just what makes a person stay a liberal. I know that we are all born with the need to rely on someone to take care of us but eventually we must leave the nest and become independent thinkers and self sufficient.

Not liberals or socialists. They never grow up or leave the nest. Instead, their minds get so envelope in this idea that they must live in a village and rely on big government to provide for their every want and desire. They send their children to government schools to be indoctrinated/brainwashed into believing that mommy government is there to help, and only mommy government can provide them with proper guidance and means to survive in the real world. Mommy gov is always there to hold your hand. That was the original intent of the government being the educators.

Liberals/Socialists have no faith in their own abilities to succeed in life without government. That being the taxpayers who will ultimately be forced to pay for their stuff. Liberals/Socialists will vote for the person who will promise to take by force from someone else and give it to them. They are weak and will always take the path of least resistance. Of course Margaret Thatcher was exactly right when she said something to the effect that “The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.” I guess when there’s always someone there with a vote that needs to be had, there will always be a Paul to rob Peter for his support.

Our form of government has already outlived it’s expectations and it’s only a matter of time before it collapses. It’s destined to happen. This great American experiment, our Republic, will eventually end because people have become smart enough to know that they can vote for a living.-JRoycroft

 

 

 

 

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02/02/2016 at 10:28 PM

The Two Faces of Trump

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You know the Donald seems to be on a spiral to landing a seat in our White House thanks to his massive mind numb following of myrmidons and the media which is giving him millions of dollars worth of free publicity and face time without him spending a dime of his own money.

Donald Trump is, in my opinion, one of the most dangerous, conniving, politicians that’s come along in quite some time. Actually, Trump reminds me of Jim Jones and his Jonestown followers. No matter what Trump says or how outrageous, “I’ll shoot somebody and won’t lose any voters.” Trumps followers just keep piling on.

We’ve all heard his comments in support of Hillary, single payer medical, and Obama which suddenly changed when he decided to run as a Republican. Why would such a devoted Democrat supporter from years back suddenly, seemingly overnight, make such a radical change of thought?

This man should not be trusted no matter what he says now. Everything he says today is completely opposite what he publicly stated over the past several years. The man is dangerous and people should really think long and hard about why he is doing this now.

A wolf in sheeps clothing may very well become our next POTUS if people don’t wake up and think. There are two faces on Donald Trump and he is using them masterfully which makes him the perfect politician. -JRoycroft

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01/29/2016 at 9:30 PM

Seems That Everyone’s a Photographer These Days

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How many people in your circle of friends and family claim to be a photographer? At least one, right?

Photography has always been a minor passion of ever since I first ordered that mini spy camera from the Johnson Smith mail order catalog back when I was 10 or 11 yrs old. Problem was that no lab would process the tiny microfilm that came with it nor could I buy replacement film anywhere. It was still cool having my own real spy camera even if I didn’t get to see the random pics I shot with it.

Then the time came when I purchased my first real 35mm film camera. It was a Yashica Rangefinder. Great camera. I learned a lot during the few years I owned it. It was fully automatic though which meant I got real good at composing and shooting in different lighting situations.

Eventually in the 70’s I would purchase my very first SLR, a Nikon. I also worked for Fox photo back then as a film processing tech. I even worked as the main cine tech for FOTOMAT Labs, being one of the first employees to process over 100,000 rolls of 35mm color film in one night.Yep, those were the good old days for film.

Today many people who own a DSLR consider themselves a photographer even though they couldn’t shoot their camera on fully manual if their lives depended on it. Then they go and buy expensive Photoshop editing software which then allows them to turn their crappy images into something spectacular that they could not possibly ever do on their own without it. That my friends drives me absolutely batshit crazy!

Heres a challenge for anyone who thinks they’re a photographer- Take your expensive DSLR and cover the LCD with masking tape so you cannot see the image. Now turn your camera to fully manual, shoot 36 frames and then lets us all know how your images turned out. No peeking before you fire off that last one either. That my friends is how it used to be. Shoot a roll of expensive color film and then wait for it to return from the processing lab to see not how many good shots you captured but how many you wasted money on. Today that problem has been solved. Then of course there’s Adobe software to the rescue.

Please. Will someone explain to me why you would spend hundreds of dollars on a Canon or Nikon DSLR, shoot full auto, and then spend another paycheck on software to make those images look good?

I cannot begin to tell you how many folks I know that actually earn a living doing just that. Each one of them has no clue how to take a great shot straight out of the camera. If and when they actually do, they still feel the need to manipulate it instead of appreciating their lucky shot.

Do yourself a really big favor and learn how to every camera function it has. Read the manual and you will be surprised at what you can accomplish without editing software to the rescue. Now granted editing is an important item to contend with but why on earth spend so much money if you aren’t willing to learn how to shoot a great picture on your own? Earn your bragging rights to that great photograph!

Now I never considered myself a professional photographer because I quite honestly never made a buck selling a photo or charged anyone for a photo shoot. Well there was that one time I shot a bosses wedding in exchange for a home cooked Polish dinner. By the way, I got the best end of the deal because I didn’t know what the hell I was doing because I had no clue about flash photography and red eyes. His wife still hates me because nearly every pic has people looking like demons from hell with those glowing red pupils. Lesson learned the hard way.

Today I do still do a bit of shooting, mostly street and fine art photography as a hobby. My wife is actually a truly professional and earns a rather nice little paycheck when she does a shoot. Lindsay is a full time stay at home mother to our two beautiful little girls so she has a very limited schedule on photo shoots.

Lindsay shoots mostly with her Nikon D750 and prefers natural light shoots. She does use editing software for a bit of touching up but she never ads anything to her images that she didn’t see through her lens. Many of her images have never been edited except maybe for cropping or by client request for black and white conversions. She is self taught and is truly a natural artist with a camera.

Me on the other hand, well most of my pics are straight out of my iPhone. Yep, I am one of those guys. I can shoot a DSLR or film with the utmost confidence but since I spend most of my time on the road, it’s much more convenient to fire away with a camera phone.

So yes, everyone seems to be a photographer these days thanks to social media, Facebook and my go to for image sharing, Instagram.

Photography can be very rewarding if you know how to do it the right way or just as a hobby. It’s a passion I cannot break away from and when my time comes I will most likely be found with laying face planted somewhere with a camera in my hand and one last image before taking my last breathe. -JRoycroft

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01/08/2016 at 12:01 AM

Obama’s Gun Control Boo Hoo!

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That sniffling little prick of a Ruler Obama today is responsible for once again increasing gun sales in America by record numbers with his public idiocy.

On January 20, 2017 with a single signature a newly elected leader will erase most of all the damage caused by the most irresponsible president this country has ever elected.

By the way, did Obama request a background check when he sold guns to the Mexican drug cartels that resulted in the murders of DEA agents and numerous innocent people?

Today during his crying, the fact that he didn’t have the balls to speak about the number one cause of gun violence being on the rise is due to young black men killing young black men is insulting to every law abiding citizen in America. Shame on him and his myrmidons for ignoring a culture that is killing itself and taking the rest of us with it.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, blacks committed 52.5% of the murders in America from 1980-2008, when they represented 12.6% of the population. There’s your fucking gun problem right there!

You people that are not American citizens sitting around passing judgement on those of us that believe in our Constitution should take a long look into your own history books. Our Constitution gives us a list of rights, one being to own firearms. As long as we have that right, no dictator, no ruler, no president or bunch of thumb sucking politically correct liberals are going to infringe on our rights under that Constitution. Now you can criticize me all you want. Fine, but when your country goes to shit and you need a safe haven to escape to perhaps then you too will understand and respect our rights as much as most of us do when you come crawling to our borders for help.

As for those of you sitting there now calling me a racist for stating a fact, it would do you good to find a dictionary and look up the word you so frequently rely on when a white person says something you disagree with. Look up the true definition of racism for once in your ignorant life. Words have meaning! -JRoycroft

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01/05/2016 at 10:01 PM

New York Post gets it right on gun crime

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I’ve been saying this for months now, if the government truly wants to get a grip on the outrageous number of crimes being committed with hand guns then someone needs to take a stand against the overwhelming amount of black on black crime in America. Black violent-crime rates are far higher than those of whites. According to the Department of Justice, blacks committed 52.5% of the murders in America from 1980-2008, when they represented 12.6% of the population. That is where the problem is, and not with law abiding citizens with legal firearms or the NRA. It also isn’t a race issue, rather a cultural issue.

The New York Post article stunned me with their report which actually identifies that very problem. In their article today, written by Michael Walsh, highlights the truth about the myth of cop killings in America and where the problem really rests.

Finally, at least one media outlet had the balls to speak the truth and bypass the politically correct agenda of the liberal media. -JRoycroft

 

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01/03/2016 at 8:24 PM

Trump is dangerous for America

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When a United States presidential candidate declares that if elected, he will ban all Muslims from entering America, we should prepare for home grown acts of terror the likes that only Paris and the UK has experienced.

We are not at war with Muslims. We are at war with RADICALIZED Muslims that are doing what any extremist religious person has the potential of doing whether Catholic, Protestant, or name a religion.

Donald Trump, with his outrageous statement has effectively put each and every American at home and abroad at high levels of risk now.

Trump has gone from a funny outspoken caricature of himself to a loud mouth fool and has no business sitting in the White House.

Trump should retract his explosive statement and seriously consider the consequences of what he has publicly stated.

Blood may well be on Trumps hands if we see an increase in attacks targeting American citizens.

The very last religious group we need to be isolating and turning into enemies are the entire Muslim community. That my friends is a war America has no chance of winning! -JRoycroft

 

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12/08/2015 at 1:31 PM

The American Killing Machine: Political Correctness

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If laws stopped criminals, prison cells would be empty.

There is zero common sense being used in trying to grasp why people shoot other people. It’s not just one cause.
All these knee jerk reactions from both sides of the endless argument are becoming laughable. As long as there’s a second amendment, government will not and cannot take legally owned guns from citizens. There would be civil unrest the likes this country has never seen should government officials ever decide to confiscate legally owned guns in America.

Every recent mass shooting took place in states with the toughest gun laws. Each and every “Gun Free Zone” is an invitation for mass murder. What the hell makes anyone believe tough gun laws work against criminals or terrorists? Ask the folks in Paris, California, Baltimore, Colorado, Chicago how that’s working out for them. I certainly don’t have the answers and politicians aren’t bright enough to figure it out. So, in the mean time, those of us who legally own guns for the purpose of hunting or self defense will continue to protect ourselves from criminals and terrorists with weapons. Those of us with concealed carry permits will continue to carry in areas that are legal, unlike criminals who will carry where ever the hell they want.

You folks in other countries that are criticizing America and its second amendment right to keep and bear arms might want to remember all those times you begged for our weapons to be used against those who invaded some of your countries. We are far from being perfect as proven by some of the leadership we voted into office. A classless, ignorant group of people here have figured out how they can vote for a living and are more than willing to give up their liberties and freedoms in trade as long as a politician promises to give them everything the want. At the same time, it gets a little tiring hearing non citizens trying to tell us how we should be doing things over here. Here’s a thought for you to ponder, if the United States is doing such a terrible job here or anywhere else in the free the world perhaps we should kick the corrupt United Nation out of New York and send that bunch of America hating bastards somewhere else. The rest of you folks can find another country to piss on and rely on for your needs. What country would that be? China? Russia? France? You have plenty of Islamic pandering places to choose from. In the mean time, until our government gets its head out of its politically correct ass, nothing is going to change here and Republicans vs Democrats will be the root cause that nothing ever changes here.

There are many different root causes for gun violence. Acts of terrorism(San Bernardino) should not be lumped into the same category as some kid on Ritalin that’ shoots up a school. There’s real work place violence, the postal worker syndrome. There’s accidental gun deaths, suicide, domestic violence, stranger on stranger shootings. There’s the culture of violence with an insane number of black on black murders that America seems to ignore. Chicago knows all too well about that but does anyone march in protest? Hell no! Then there’s the mental illness factor. The United States does a terrible job at helping the mentally ill. That alone has a tremendous impact on gun violence when it comes to mass shootings. Guns are not the cause. Maybe it’s people with mental problems that are a contributing factor.

It takes a human to pull that trigger with malice and intent. So until some alien from another planet sucks up all the guns from our world, it’s going to take someone with a brain uninfected with this killing machine disease we call political correctness to solve our gun violence problem in America. -JRoycroft

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12/06/2015 at 12:48 PM

In memory of the victims of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack

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The worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11. Here are the names of those who lost their lives at the hands of Muslim terrorist cowards.
The victims are Shannon Johnson, 45, of Los Angeles; Bennetta Bet-Badal, 46, of Rialto; Aurora Godoy, 26, of San Jacinto; Isaac Amanios, 60, of Fontana; Larry Kaufman, 42, of Rialto; Harry Bowman, 46, of Upland; Yvette Velasco, 27, of Fontana; Sierra Clayborn, 27, of Moreno Valley; Robert Adams, 40, of Yucaipa; Nicholas Thalasinos, 52, of Colton; Tin Nguyen, 31, Santa Ana; Juan Espinoza, 50, Highland; Damian Meins, 58, of Riverside; and Michael Wetzel, 37, of Lake Arrowhead.

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12/05/2015 at 5:33 PM

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