Shutdown!

Last night, the Senate failed to pass a temporary spending bill that would keep the Federal government running. Here’s the immediate aftermath of that action:

The sun still came up.

No one has immediately keeled over & died as a result.

The lights are still on.

The Earth has not fallen into the sun.

In other words, dispite the dire predictions of Schumer, Pelosi, & other members of the WAH!* Party, the world and universe have not come to an end.

Dispite the lack of funding for “non-essential services,” I fully expect that the impact upon the average American to be minimal under the Trump Administration. This would stand in full contrast of the previous Obummer Administration, whose goal was to make it as painful as possible for the citizens so as to blame the Republicans for the inconvenience.

So what’s the issue? Here’s a good synopsis:

““Hostage-taking” is the term that was used in 2013 when Ted Cruz and a few other Republicans blocked government funding to try to force repeal of ObamaCare. You can’t deny people essential government services just because you didn’t get your way on some other policy! Now here we are, five years later, and Democrats are prepared to deny those same services because they haven’t gotten their way on a DREAM amnesty with essentially no strings attached.”  Allapundit @ Townhall.com

So this all comes down to what to do with the children of illegal immigrants who are here illegally, who are not citizens, and who are facing deportation in accordance to the laws of this country.

A question for the WAH! Party – Is this issue something that you want to hang your futures on?

The WAH! Party is in bad shape. They are heavily in debt as a result of the Obummer and Hildebeast campaigns. The apparent acrimony in the election of their co-chairs is still evident in their lack of fundraising. The treatment of Bernie is still rubbing a good portion of the Party members the wrong way. And the message that the co-chairs are sending out is appeals only to the leaches that depend upon the WAH! Party for sustenance – flyover country is not impressed. Last is that after the defeat of the Hildebeast, no one in the party is really positioned to make a run for the Presidency – they all have baggage that would send them to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

Their solution is to push for the amnesty and full citizenship of the Dreamers. These children and young adults have come from countries where the government rules over the citizens, and the educational systems in this country has leaned toward Socialism for years. Should the Dreamers be granted citizenship with the resulting chain migration continue unabated, the WAH! Party would have a voter base of roughly 900,000+ to build upon. This is their long-term goal – a power play to get a their majority back and lock up the elections for decades to come.

This is the issue that the WAH! Party wants to shut the government down for – getting consessions for people who are essentailly criminals, putting their party ahead of the citizens of this country. Considering who they backed for the last election, perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised.

If anyone is paying attention, the WAH! Party does not have the American People rights and priveledges as part of their focus. It’s keeping themselves in power, and damned be the consequences to the United States.

Breitbart has this to say about the DREAM Act:

…working and middle-class Americans would be put in further competition for U.S. jobs against up to 3.5 million newly legalized foreign nationals. A recent report found that 1 in 5 illegal aliens given amnesty under the DREAM Act would end up on food stamps and nearly 1 in 7 would end up on Medicaid, further straining the social safety net for America’s poor.

And in the same article, here’s a partial quote (which I’ve seen from other sources) from Senator Dick Durban (D-IL):

“I’m focused on one thing — not that meeting — but on making sure that those who are being protected by DACA and eligible for the DREAM Act have a future in America. I am focused on that full time.”

Enough said.

* WAH! Party – Whiners and Hypocrites Party, formerly known as the Democratic Party.

Advertisements
Posted in Government, Opinion, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas 2017

It is rare that I sit down at the keyboard on a holiday and write something. No fancy graphics, no witty memes, no smart comments – just a sincere, heart-felt wish that all of my family, friends, work-mates, and extended family that they have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New New.

Let us also remember that the reason for this holiday is not to find out who gave or received the biggest or most expensive gift, because that has already been given – God’s Son Jesus. He was born so he could later give the most precious gift of all to Mankind – Eternal Life in Heaven in the presence of God Almighty.

Again, allow me to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas on this most special day.

Posted in Holiday | Tagged | Leave a comment

End of Year 2017

For some reason, I’m finding it very hard to sit down and write a post at this time of year. Usually, I like to take a look back at the year that is almost complete and review the impressions that it has made upon the country. This year, it’s a mixture of highs and lows. Let me explain.

The election and swearing in of Donald Trump as President of the United States was certainly a high point for several reasons. The big one (at least for me) was the rejection of the American People of the corrupt Democratic candidate as well as a thumb in the eye of the establishment politicians. The stock market has taken off as a result, the economy is up, and jobs (for those people looking for them) are becoming available as companies are becoming more optimistic about the future. In general, the country appears to be breathing a sigh of relief that President Trump is working out better than expected. Unless, of course, you’re a Leftist Democrat…

The Democrats are still bitching and moaning about President Trump’s election, and doing their damnedest to smear and otherwise demean the man. I still think that they are sore losers, and the shenanigans that they are pulling are wearing thin. The first of this smearing is the accusation the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to sway the election.

I’m finding it fascinating that in the months since the allegation was made, not one shred of evidence has been uncovered that directly links the campaign with the Russians. Of course, this means (at least to the Democrats) that there is a link that needs to be found and duly investigated. But since that time, several links to the Democratic Party’s campaign have been found (and recently, with the Green Party as well), but we’re supposed to ignore those. But I’m not surprised in some respects…

The recent discovery of links of Special Council Mueller being politically biased against the President along with several of his investigators is troubling at best. Any sane person would expect that Mueller would recuse himself immediately along with his team of investigators. Failing that, Attorney General Sessions should grow a spine, sack Mueller, and replace him with verified neutral & objective investigators. This is the only way to restore any form of credibility to a politically charged investigation.

The next smear is the continued allegation that President Trump is a sexual predator, pointing back to the leaked tape of what was supposed to be a semi-private comment to a reporter that. Now in my mind, there is a huge difference about talking about an act vs. actually committing that act. To the best of my knowledge, there is no credible evidence that President Trump did anything but talk. However…

There has come to light massive amounts of evidence that many Congresscritters and their supporters, mostly Democrat, having assaulted numerous women and covered it up (some with taxpayer hush money). If we want to go back to President Kennedy, his brother Ted, President Clinton, and Hollywood Mogul and Democratic supporter Harvey Weinstein, then the Democrats have absolutely no moral high ground to point fingers. Those incidents have proof, and are documented. I do expect, that these sorts of attacks will continue upon both President Trump and any Republican candidate since Roy Moore was defeated in Alabama during a special election among charges of sexual impropriety from 30+ years ago.

But let’s not worry about any kind of accountability for real crimes…

Why are people like Felonia von Pantsuit and her husband (with multiple accomplices) not being held accountable for the pay-to-play schemes such as Uranium One scandal, using their foundation as a money-laundering business, real collusion with the Russians, and multiple other felonies such as lying to the FBI, destroying government property, national security violations, & so on? That is what the investigators should be focusing on, not something made up to cast doubt and focus attention elsewhere.

Moving on…

The Republican-controlled Congress failed in their campaign promise of repealing ObamaCare. The best excuse that I can find is that they didn’t expect Trump to win the election, and were caught flat-footed without any legislation ready to go. They certainly didn’t help themselves when proposing a half-assed bill that was sunk by members of their own party. Some of these morons will not be returning to Congress come mid-term elections, and are facing challengers from their own party for their seat. I personally think that they were expecting Felonia von Pantsuit to be elected, and they could position themselves as being the voice of reason against the evil successor to the first Black president, although I have my doubts that they would have a spine or the testicular fortitude to oppose the first woman president…

Now the Republicans are moving forward with a tax-reform bill that has passed the House and Senate, although there appears to be a couple of procedural hiccups as this post is being written. I fully expect the bill to be passed and signed into law by the President. From what I understand from the language that has been analyzed, it’s a mixed bag. Overall, I think it will be good for most Americans. The losers will be in high taxation states such as California and New York. Perhaps those voters need to look at and pay attention to what their state legislators are spending their hard-earned tax money on…

…Such as protection for illegal aliens…

The “cool” thing for cities and states to do to show their independence and disrespect for President Trump & the Federal government is to declare themselves as “sanctuary cities” or in the case of California, a “sanctuary state.” These mayors, governers and other officials are now using taxpayer money to clothe, house, and defend the deportation of people who violated Federal immigration laws (i.e., criminals). These officials tend not to discriminate between hard-core criminals and those just seeking a better life for themselves and their families. In other words, they are favoring criminals over the safety and well being of their citizens.

I can think of no better example of this that the case of Kathryn Steinle who was murdered (in my opinion) in San Francisco (a sanctuary city) by an illegal immigrant with multiple violations (including seven felonies). The immigrant, Garcia Zarate, was arrested and released from custody even though the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement had a detainer issued against him. Zarate late found a gun, discharged it, and the bullet killed Steinle. Zarate was later aquitted of all murder charges (including involuntary manslaughter). In other words, if San Francisco was not a sanctuary city and complied with the Federal detention order, an American citizen would still be alive.

Other examples can be found throughout the country – illegal immigrants with criminal records being released to later commit crimes of theft, DUI, and murder. All sanctioned by elected officials violating their oaths of office and the laws of this country.

Why, in the name of all that is Holy, do we allow our elected officials to protect criminals?

Folks, I could go on and on about the ills of chain immigration policies, DACA, the identity politics practiced by the Democratic Party, and the Left’s claims of being tolerant only to qualified same-thinking people, and so on, but that is more time that I just do not have for this year.

Instead, I would like to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Posted in Elections, Immigration, Opinion, Politics | Tagged , , , , , ,

Just a Few Thoughts

This is the time of year that no one has time or energy to do a whole lot other than trying to complete year-end work and shop for that “perfect” present for your loved ones. Doesn’t leave a whole lot of time to do much else, so here are a few thoughts on some of the current events.

The Republican’s have passed a revised tax bill through both houses of Congress. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not as some of the rumblings about the bills as they head toward reconciliation may not be a good thing for the American people. Various deductions have been removed and others increased, appears to be business friendly, Obamacare penalty is gone, but who knows what the final version will look like. A bit nervous with this one.

Of course, the Democrats are bitching and moaning about not being heard (they were, but they were making horse’s asses of themselves), that it will impact the middle class (as if they have really given a crap about the middle class except around election time), and that it was passed without Democrat support (just like Obamacare). While I think they may have some good points in the noise that they are generating, they have not participated in good faith, have not (to my knowledge) offered anything constructive, and the bigger point, would have passed a massive tax increase if they were in charge of Congress. While I don’t trust politicians in general, I definitely do not trust a politician with a “D” after their name.

Pause for thought – There are 535 Legislators in both houses of Congress that set laws and policies for this country. Thus far, the country’s bond rating has been downgraded and is trillions of dollars in debt. To keep the country going, money has to be borrowed and paid back with interest. All this shows is that the majority of lawyers and idealists that make up the political parties do not have this country’s best interest as part of their agenda, but desire to stay in power whatever the cost. Whereupon…

It’s probably been stated before, but I believe that both parties are against President Trump. He is a political outsider, and if he is able to push through his agenda, it will prove that the politicians for the past 50-plus years have been screwing the American people over.

This country does not have a tax problem. This country has a spending problem. How many times have we heard or read about a frivolous spending item that costs millions of dollars in tax dollars? There is very little accountability in the massive bureaucracy that is the government. But that appears to be changing a little.

The sex scandal that has rocked Hollywood has spilled over to the halls of Congress. Politicians have been found using a taxpayer funded hush fund to pay off their victims. This is reprehensible. Bad-behaving politicians have no personal stake in changing their behavior. The money doesn’t come out of their personal pocket, and the victims sign an agreement to not say anything about the incident. They have no reason to change, and no accountability for their actions.

It is fascinating to me that the majority of politicians caught up in this are Democrats. You know, the ones that alway state that they are “for women’s rights” and some other drivel? Where was the outrage that the Democrats are now showing when a known sexual predator by the name “Slick Willie” was in the White House, and the Democrats covered it up? These incidents keep me thinking that the Democratic Party is poison for this country.

Of course, we have to keep in mind that the Republicans are only marginally better… I’m wondering if they will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the tax reform bill like they did with repealing Obamacare. If so, then they could very well lose control of Congress during the mid-terms.

That’s all for now. What do you think?

Posted in Opinion, Politics | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

Image | Posted on by | Tagged