Corruption Politics

I have never been so naive that I believed that all of our politicians were in it for “service to our country”. They are there for two things…money and power. And the quicker that We The People understand that, then the quicker we will get it that politics is corrupt. But it’s getting to the point where it seems everyone in Washington these days is corrupt in one way or another. I still think it’s gone too far.

This year, you’ve got the two front runners for next year’s presidential election, and both of them could be wearing orange jumpsuits by the time November, 2024 rolls around. They won’t, but they should be.

Joe Biden has to be one of the most corrupt politicians that we’ve seen in a very long time. I’m not so sure he’s the worst. There was a time when entire administrations were so corrupt that it’s a wonder the union survived. We still have that mentality in Washington today. But if you look back at who have been the most corrupt presidents in our history, can you argue with these choices? (and this is according to

  1. Richard Nixon. This goes without saying. I don’t know if he was the MOST corrupt, but his coverup of Watergate was monumental. Certainly impeachment was warranted had he not seen the handwriting on the wall.
  2. Warren G. Harding. The Teapot Dome Scandal was one of the earliest that I learned about in middle school. And the guy only lasted a couple of years until he died in office.
  3. Donald Trump. I’m not really sure why he was corrupt other than to say that as a Manhattan Real Estate Developer, aren’t they ALL corrupt? That’s the way you do business in NYC!
  4. Andrew Johnson. Until Bill Clinton came along, he was the only president to be impeached. Missed getting convicted by one vote.
  5. John Tyler. Tyler’s entire administration was corrupt. Filled with nepotism and cronyism, he was never viewed as one of the good presidents by any reasonable historian.
  6. Barack Obama. Let’s put this into figures we can all understand. In 2009 when he went into office, Barack Obama had a net worth of $250,000. When he left office eight years later, he was worth over $1 billion. You tell me how you legally can do that on a salary of $400,000 a year!
  7. George W. Bush. About the only two things I can think of when it came to corruption was a) he went after Saddam Hussein because of the death threat against his father, and attacking Iraq because of the Weapons of Mass Destruction narrative, which turned out to be false. I guess I can also blame the banking bailout disaster of 2008 on him as well.
  8. Lyndon Johnson. He never met a dirty deal that he didn’t love. This guy had been such a wheeler-dealer from the time he was in the Senate. One of the dirtiest players of all time in DC!
  9. Bill Clinton. He lied. He did have sexual relations with that woman…Ms. Lewinski. And several others. And he amassed a fortune for himself while doing so. I won’t even get into the trail of bodies that are strewn from Little Rock to the nation’s capital.
  10. Joe Biden. In fairness, has him listed 11th. I moved him to 10th, and actually as we continue to learn of his dirty dealings, he probably needs to get placed much higher on this list.

There are the top ten. I find it amazing that the two top candidates for the 2024 presidential election next year are both on this list. What does that say about our country? What does that say about our morality? And the fact that Biden is sitting at a 38% approval rating, and is going to be under investigation for taking millions from Ukraine and China? How can this guy even begin to think of running for reelection? Just because you put a “nice Uncle Joe” smile on your face, doesn’t mean you’re clean by any stretch of the imagination. Of course, it all has to be proven, and in time, I hope it will be. But from what I’ve seen so far, and of course, the fact that he’s one of the weaker presidents we’ve ever had, second term are two words I would never put together with Joe Biden. Maybe that’s why he’s not announced yet?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What If Nobody Won?

I just saw the latest approval numbers for Joe Biden and K-baby Harris. Biden slipped 7 points from 45% to 38% according to the latest Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. Harris is worse than Biden. She currently sits at 36% according to the same poll.

Donald Trump doesn’t fare much better. His approval numbers according to Five Thirty Eight sits at 41%. And when asked if they wanted Joe Biden to run for office, only 27% said yes. When they asked the same question for Donald Trump, it was slightly higher at 28%.

So, my question is, what if they held an election and nobody won?

It seems to me that nobody wants either Joe Biden nor Donald Trump to be the nominee in their respective parties. Or at least very few people do. If that is the case (and frankly I’m not sure how much credibility I can put in polls any more), then one would have to come to the reasonable conclusion that neither should be seeking the nomination. If anyone decides to run against them, they should be defeated, right?

But that’s not the case. This whole thing in New York with Alvin Bragg trying to decide whether or not to indict Trump over paying hush money to a porn star for an alleged sexual affair actually boosted Trump in the GOP primary. And Biden has had a very difficult time in his own party after he signed the Republican backed bill to deny Washington DC’s city council or district council, or whatever they call themselves, their crime bill that called for an “easing” of prosecution for crimes like car-jacking, which is at an all-time high in our nation’s capital.

Trump is currently leading Ron DeSantis, who sits in second place among GOP hopefuls 54% to 28% according to a newly released Morning Consult poll. So, to understand this (and it’s difficult to grasp logically), only 28% of Republicans want to see Donald Trump run again, yet when paired against a whole slew of Republicans that either have announced or possibly could announce their candidacy, Trump basically has doubled up on the guy in second place? Where is the logic in that?

Of course, Biden is looking at trying to sew up his nomination and reelection by running to the center. He’s trying to take a page out of the Clinton playbook. Speaking of Clinton, while the GOP will be looking at possibly twelve people running for the nomination, Democrats have very few. Marianne Williamson is the only announced Democrat to run against Biden so far, and she doesn’t even show up in the polls. But something interesting is happening. A lot of these polling firms are putting out “what if” scenarios. For instance…if Hillary Clinton ran against K-baby Harris, Harris wins by 13%. If Michelle Obama runs against Harris, she beats Harris by 5 points. But if Biden runs against Obama, Joe wins by 7%. So much for being the savior of the Democrat party!

And what if Biden runs against his own Vice President? Don’t laugh. It has happened before. But it was a long time ago. Thomas Jefferson, as VP, ran against John Adams, who was the sitting president. As you know from your history class, Jefferson beat Adams.

But to answer the question above, what if nobody ever voted and nobody won? Well, of course, the House of Representatives would decide, which means that at this point, it’s most likely a Republican would defeat the Democrats, at least if they could agree on who they would be backing.

I can’t imagine at this point a Biden/Trump race if less than 30% of each party wants to see them be the candidates. Here’s hoping some semblance of sense arises in the voting public over the course of the next 19 months or so. Either that or we are in for a lot more of the current atmosphere in the country. This is why people on drugs shouldn’t be allowed to vote!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The China Problem

Joe Biden has a rather large problem. It’s called China. And it’s not going to go away on it’s own. The mere fact that Xi Jinping traveled to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin is certainly cause for alarm. But the whole thing goes much deeper than that. And I really don’t think anyone in the Biden administration has a clue on what to do about it. Except that Joe has made so much money from China, he doesn’t want to upset them any further.

Let’s look at some (not all…just a few) of the problems.

First off, you’ve got the total trade imbalance. The US currently exports about $120 billion in goods to China. We import $539 billion. That’s a deficit of $419 billion. And that’s a problem because China controls a lot of what we need in order to survive. Have you gone to the pharmacy to have a prescription filled and been told that they are “out” of the medication? There is a huge shortage right now of medicine in this country, and a lot of the medications we depend on come from China. There is a small move a foot to get some of those jobs sent back to the United States, but it’s years away from becoming commonplace. Then you’ve got the whole computer chip industry that’s taking place in the “second China”, Taiwain. We are starting to make inroads there, but that takes years. China currently makes 12% of the world’s chips. Taiwan makes 54%. The US? We currently add about 12% to the total. Between China and Taiwan, they make two-thirds of the world’s chips.

Let’s look at another area…education. China is sending their students here to get educated. Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, they all are full of Chinese students. Currently, over 369,000 students studying at American universities are Chinese. And the rumor is that an awful lot of them are sending information back to the Communist Party in China. Yes, we are being spied on by Chinese students. What the Chinese can’t learn through our education system, they steal.

What about espionage. Do you think those balloons that floated over the US (and continue to by the way) a few weeks back were just on vacation? Of course not. And we allowed them to fly over military installations. China knows much more about us than we know about them.

China has infiltrated our youth through TikTok. And though TikTok CEO, Shou Zi Chew testified yesterday in Congress that his company isn’t doing anything untoward, they continue to track everything our kids are doing. There are over 150 million users in the United States alone on that social media platform. That’s about half the country! And they can listen in to what you’re saying, they can watch what you do and where you go, and they can send videos to you that THEY decide you should watch, regardless of whether it’s something you want your kids seeing or not.

While the US is mired in debates over stupid stuff like transgenderism, and liberal pronoun usage, the Chinese are beating us in every category out there. They have bought and paid for our president many times over, and continue to do so.

So, what’s the answer?

What needs to happen is the United States first needs to realize what is happening here. Second, we need to do something about it, and that will take time to unspool ourselves from China. They are so ingrained in our way of life today, that is not going to be an easy task. There will be pain, trust me. But we need to pull the plug on China. We can start by stopping all of those container ships coming over here and not do business with them. We can stop sending them stuff too. We can expel the 369,000 students here and send them back. And we need to develop a way to create medicines here, and if we don’t have the rare earth materials we need, we need to develop them artificially in the lab. And that all takes time.

Second thing we need to do is bring back our businesses from China. We need to stop sending them our best and brightest ideas to manufacture. We need to take Coca Cola, and Nike, and the millions of other businesses that are over there producing wares, and shipping them back here. We need to bring those jobs and those businesses back to the US. In order to do so, we need to make it so expensive for those companies to do business there. If you make it unprofitable for them to be there, they will return. Congress can certainly do that.

China has become more than a nuisance. They have become a millstone around our necks. And if we don’t do something about it, you’re going to be having ducks feet for dinner real soon!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Supremes Begged To Back Out Of NC Elections Case

It’s a very rare move to say the least. Usually, when a case has been agreed to be heard by the United States Supreme Court, it gets stuck on their calendar for oral arguments, the Justices then research the merits and demerits of the case, and usually by the end of June which is the end of their term, they announce their decision, which has the weight of law. What makes this particular case rare is the fact that the Biden administration is asking the Supreme Court to back out of a case they have already heard the oral arguments for.

That probably isn’t going to happen.

The case involves what is being termed as “Independent State Legislature Theory”. In North Carolina, they are pushing that state justices are not allowed to get involved in elections in any way. Basically that means that they can’t rule on voter eligibility, mail-in ballots, or congressional district lines (redistricting) for federal elections. Only the state legislature would be allowed to weigh in on those things. The North Carolina Supreme Court didn’t like it and struck down the law. But it worked it’s way to the US Supreme Court, who has already heard oral arguments this past December. It’s scheduled to have the decision made by the end of the Court’s term.

The reason the Biden administration is getting involved is, the North Carolina Supreme Court wants to revisit at least some of the dispute, and argues that would negate the US Supreme Court from getting involved because it would be a “state matter” and not a federal matter. By the way, the North Carolina Supreme Court is made up of seven justices, five of whom are Republican, two are Democrats. The North Carolina Statehouse flipped to the GOP back in November.

Now, what all of this REALLY means is that the Biden administration is duly afraid that the current make up of the US Supreme Court (6-3 Conservative) is probably going to side with the North Carolina legislature, and allow states to decide if justices in their state have the right to interfere in federal elections. That would be a HUGE balloon pop for the Democrats who love to challenge every federal loss in court. If the Supreme Court decides to go through with the case, and actually finds for the North Carolina legislature, it could open the door for other states to pass similar bills, which would not allow state judges to weigh in on the matter.

This takes a rather large piece of ammunition out of the Democrats’ playbook if it comes to fruition. So, it does beg the question, why would five of seven Republicans State Supreme Court Justices decide to go against a Republican legislature? Well, it takes a lot of the battles out of the state courts’ hands. And they are thinking that down the road, if the Democrats take over the State House, it could mean that the pendulum would swing the other way with no way the GOP could fight it in a state court. Notice, this is ONLY for federal elections. It doesn’t have anything to do with the state-wide and local elections.

The way I see it, there are way too many lawsuits after elections as it is in this country. What we need is a rock-solid plan to make sure that everyone that is registered to vote can vote…ONCE. We need to take all of the doubt out of whether or not an election has been tampered with. After all, this isn’t China, or Russia, or Venezuela. This is a place where we value free and fair elections. And when the majority of people feel that the election was stolen, or tampered with, or there is some proof that’s been happening, we’ve basically lost control of the country. It’s no longer, “We The People”, it’s “them the party” that controls things.

Here in Arizona, I was surprised to see that 55% of voters in the Grand Canyon State believe that the voting problems that happened here in Maricopa Country in 2022, affected the outcome of the election, both for the Senate race (Mark Kelly over Blake Masters), and the Governor’s Race (Katie Hobbs over Kari Lake). 35% of the those surveyed felt it was very likely to have happened. That’s the doubt that needs to be erased. And if that can be stopped simply by slowing down all of the lawsuits after an election, and allowing the state legislatures to write laws that determine who can vote, how it’s counted, mail-in balloting, ballot harvesting, and drawing the districts, then so much the better.

My hunch is the Supreme Court will follow through with this lawsuit to it’s natural conclusion and not listen to what the Biden administration has to say. I may be wrong, but Joe Biden doesn’t seem to have much sway in convincing these folks in SCOTUS to do his bidding.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!


With apologies to Lynyrd Skynyrd!

If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?
For I must be traveling on now
‘Cause there’s too many places I’ve got to see

But, if I stay here with you, girl
Things just couldn’t be the same
‘Cause, I’m as free as a bird now
And this bird you cannot change, oh-oh-oh-oh-oh
And the bird you cannot change
And this bird you cannot change
Lord knows I can’t change

While that 1973 classic was written about a girl that the singer was leaving, a lot of it can be applied to Donald Trump these days. He had predicted that he would become the very first former president indicted for crimes and arrested. And he predicted that arrest would have happened yesterday. It still may happen today, but for the moment, as this is being written, he is indeed a free bird.

Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, has a lot to explain one way or another on the whole Grand Jury thing with Trump. He’s been interviewing witnesses regarding Trump’s alleged payout to porn star, Stormy Daniels. If he goes through with the indictment and the arrest, Bragg, a Soros backed DA, will be under intense scrutiny personally and professionally. There are those in his own party that, even though they hate Donald Trump, don’t want to see him indicted. That’s for several reasons.

First of all, there are some very serious charges possibly pending up the road against Trump. There’s the whole January 6th thing that the special committee of the House put together and recommended to the Department of Justice that charges be filed against Donald Trump for enticing rioters to take over the Capitol Building. Then you’ve got the whole FBI Mar-A-Lago raid, though that is seeming less and less probable now that if you charge Trump, you’re going to have to charge Mike Pence (who supposedly didn’t even know he had the documents in the first place), and sitting President Joe Biden for the exact same crime of taking top secret documents.

Then let’s get into the whole statute of limitations things. The alleged payout to Daniels happened back in 2015 or 2016, when Trump was running for president the first time. New York’s Criminal Procedure Law says there is a two year statute of limitations on misdemeanors, and a five year statute of limitations on most felonies except for rape or murder. So, Bragg’s charges and this whole charade may be thrown out of court on day one if Trump is indeed indicted.

Next, you have the charge itself. It’s not illegal, even in New York, to pay hush money to someone. So, even if Trump did it, Bragg is going to have to prove that it’s against the law. He plans to say the money was paid out of campaign donations, not Trump’s personal account. That would also be an easy thing to prove. And apparently, Trump then-attorney, Michael Cohen was the one that paid Daniels, not Trump. Yes, Trump is said to have reimbursed Cohen for the payment, but does that mean he paid him out of campaign funds, or out of his own personal funds. It will make a difference.

Then there is the public’s reaction. Trump is betting on the fact that if he is charged, he can play the victim, and that will spark protests and increase his chances of getting the GOP nod for the presidency. Most pundits feel that he would be in a better position if he were indicted. It would bring out the voters that felt that he got railroaded and we need to do something to curtail the left’s multiple over-reaches since Biden took over as president.

Finally, and I think this is exactly why the Democrats that are not in favor of this one going forward, is it would be yet another chapter in what I refer to as the “Harry Reid Rule”. While Reid was Majority Leader in the Senate, he pulled a lot of strings to allow Bobo Obama’s nominations for federal judges to go through. He got it passed that it only took 51 votes to pass, not the normal 60. That came back to bite Democrats in the backside when Donald Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, and Mitch McConnell, then Majority Leader got the Reid Rule extended to Supreme Court Justices. It’s also what allowed Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett to get to the high court.

And that is exactly what could happen again. If Bragg goes through with this, what would stop someone else somewhere else from doing the same thing to say, Joe Biden when he leaves office? Or maybe Hillary Clinton? Or Bobo Obama? There is always a quid pro quo possibility in these things.

I think Trump is hopeful that he DOES get indicted and charged. He WANTS to go and have the perp walk, and have his mug shot taken and get finger printed. Nothing would make him happier. It would cause Republicans to rally around him, even as they have started to splinter their support of him. And it would strike fear in the hearts of Democrats who, let’s face it, would rather run against God Himself, then to go up against an angry and vengeful Donald Trump. Oops. Gotta go. My popcorn is done!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Now He’s Gone And Done It!

Vladimir Putin has gone and done it! His war with Ukraine has now sparked new and potentially damning actions against his beloved Russia. Oh, it’s not sanctions that the US and other European nations throw on Moscow. They expected that when they invaded Ukraine over a year ago.

No, what is interesting now, and has really made this war escalate is the fact that Putin, and Maria Lvova-Belova, Russia’s commissioner for children’s rights, have both had arrest warrants issued against them by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

So, what does that mean as far as Putin is concerned? Well, not much at this point. Russia doesn’t accept anything that the International Criminal Court does. Neither does the US for that matter. But it basically is going to mean that Putin is going to have a hard time traveling outside of Russia from now on, especially if he goes to or through a country that does accept the ICC’s findings. He could find himself arrested, and sent to the Netherlands for trial. And it’s been “crimes against humanity” that he’s been charged with. It is the first time ever that a permanent member of the UN’s Security Council has been charged with crimes of this nature.

The whole thing stems from the alleged actions that moved Ukrainian children from their home country to Russia. Now, Putin says that he’s doing that for the childrens’ own good, and their safety. But that’s not the way a lot of the world sees it. And charges against humanity aren’t something the ICC takes lightly (or the UN, which used to determine the guilt of someone charged under those crimes). While the punishment can include anything up to and including death, there really hasn’t been enough in the way of convictions of this to say for certain what the punishment is. Yes, there were the Nuremberg Trials, the Japan Trials, and there have been a smattering of others after the World War II trials ended. But they are rare.

I guess what is most monumental here is that if it continues to fester, you could actually see the United Nations make the move to remove Russia from it’s permanent seat on the UN Security Council. That would be a huge black eye for the Russians. Now, I’m not saying that Putin doesn’t deserve this designation. Anytime someone invades another country, for, shall we say, less than obvious reasons, there is the chance you’re going to get called before the ICC to defend your actions. That’s especially true if you’re going to be found guilty of genocide, or rape, or kidnapping, as was the case here.

Russia has played fast and loose with trying to get it’s old USSR cronies back together, and they haven’t had much success. There have been a few former SSR’s that actually joined NATO (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), and getting them back into the fold would certainly call for World War III. But there are others, including Ukraine that want in.

The overall thing with Russia and this war is that Vladimir Putin is up to his neck in trouble here. His army isn’t anywhere near of fighting capacity that the world once thought it was. Remember, the last time Russia was involved in anything of consequence was in Afghanistan. They learned the same lesson that every other nation that’s tried to invade that country learned. Don’t invade Afghanistan. You won’t like the outcome!

Well, the outcome so far in Ukraine has to be very disappointing for Russia. They’ve lost over 100,000 soldiers with many more injured and maimed. That tends to leave the populous crying for the war to end. When you are giving up that much of your nation’s treasure, and you have nothing to show for it, it can be a tad disheartening for the leader. And for Putin, it’s basically telling the world that if Russia wants to invade you, let them, you’ll probably beat them back pretty handedly.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Need A Good Reason To Move To San Francisco?

If you’re one of the very few people that is even thinking about moving to California, and you’re looking into moving to the “city by the bay”, you probably would want to have second or third thoughts. The homeless problem is running rampant. There is a drug problem of epic proportions there, where junkies are shooting up on the streets. Flash mobs show up at the shopping malls to smash windows and grab whatever they can. What used to be a tourist mecca, is now turning into a ghost town as businesses flock to leave the area.

But there appears to be a silver lining in all of this.

If you’re black, or if you identify with black (it IS a thing with liberals after all), the city of San Francisco wants to pay you reparations. They are going to start you out with a check for $5 million. Then you are going to receive a $97,000 salary for 250 years (are you going to live that long?) Next you’re going to get your debt wiped out. Not just student loan debt, everything. Credit cards, mortgages, car loans, everything. But as Ron Popiel used to say, “but wait…there’s more!”, you’re also going to get a house for $1! And the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is on board with this!

The only thing they haven’t discussed yet is how they are going to pay for it.

Some quick math shows that it is going to cost the average citizen about $600,000 to give those reparations. And that’s today, before the Hispanics and whites, and those not associated with being African American bail and leave the city so they don’t have to pay. Oh. Did I mention that California NEVER housed slaves? It was illegal there. Always has been.

I think that unless some common sense prevails, this is going to sink the Golden State once and for all. You know they’ve tried universal income. They’ve tried banning the sale of gas powered vehicles. They’ve tried a lot of really wacked out things. But this one, this one could very well sink the entire state. Nobody has come up with a plan that is going to check to see if you are indeed black, or if you indeed have relatives in your past that were slaves.

And what about people like Kamala Harris? She is black. AND her family owned slaves. How does it work with her?

This is such a lame-brain idea that if there are any liberals left in Cali after this hits the fan, it shows what total incompetence there is in that state. And people can’t understand why I live just two hours east of that state and refuse to travel there? Are they kidding?

Any one of the items that I mentioned above would be more than welcome as reparations to pretty much anyone in that community. The draft version of this showed, are you ready for this? One Hundred Eleven items to be considered in the proposal. Talk about dreaming for the mansion on the hill with the kitchen sink installed!

Look, I tell people that I really don’t care about color so much, and that’s true. I look beyond looks to what’s in the soul. Are you a good person or a bad person. If you’re good, I could care if you’re black, white, red, yellow, green or blue. If you’re bad, the same thing applies. And you can’t throw the “white supremacy” thing at me when it comes to slavery either. My family wasn’t even here back in the 1800’s. And we’ve never owned slaves anywhere we did live. Trust me… I have checked. So, I’m going to pass if reparations ever become a reality. If I’m guilty, throw the book at me. But like the student loan crap that Joe Biden throws out, don’t make me pay for other people’s mistakes. I wasn’t around then. Neither were the people that are going to be getting the reparations if they actually come to fruition. Neither one of us are owed anything. This isn’t like the Japanese that were put in concentration camps during World War II. They were the ones that got the money, not their great-great-great-great grandchildren!

It’s one of the most idiotic ideas to ever be floated in this country. Yes, whites have treated blacks poorly for a very long time. But you don’t make the innocent pay along with the guilty. And trying to figure out which is which is something that should have been done 160 years ago. It’s a little late now, sorry!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Cat Fight!

And you thought nothing of that nature ever happened in Washington, DC! Shame on you! Of course there are cat fights, and it appears we are in the midst of a good old fashioned one dealing with Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren.

In a fight that took two months to reach the press, Warren was being interviewed by a Boston radio station. She was asked a question that is on every reporter’s mind about now…Would the Senator support Kamala Harris for Vice President in 2024? Warren basically said she would defer to Joe Biden’s judgement on that one.


It wasn’t long after that Warren realized she had some fence mending to do with the Vice President, so she tried to call her. And didn’t get through. She kept trying to call her. And Harris kept ghosting her. Apparently, it’s now progressed to the point that the Vice President and the Senator from Massachusetts aren’t on speaking terms any longer.

And I have to say, I DO enjoy watching the occasional cat fight. They can be rather humorous at times…but not for the reasons that Seinfeld showed. I really think I’d gag at the thought of these two kissing! Anyway, what I find amusing about it is, here you have two people that are basically viewed by most people as ill able to handle their jobs. They both have some bulldog qualities about them. Harris was known as a bulldog prosecutor in California, sending people to jail for even marijuana possession. And Warren has been brash enough in her career to think she was a Native American, when it turns out that she really wasn’t…or at the very least was like had one person in her family tree some 6-10 generations ago who was a Cherokee.

So, you’ve got two women that have been rather boisterous in the past on certain issues. Both are liberal as the day is long, and both are roundly criticized and have very little credibility with the American people. Harris has been nothing short of a national joke in her current role, something that totally exemplifies the Peter Principle. Warren meanwhile, hasn’t sucked at being a Senator, she’s just lied her way to the top. Time and time again claiming a certain type of status that gave her special privileges. It may have gotten her out of Oklahoma and into a prestigious university (she went to George Washington for her undergraduate degree, and Rutgers for her law degree). And she used “special status” again to get a job once she became a lawyer.

Will the two ever get back together and be on the same side? I mean, I’m sure to be honest, that Warren only said what most Democrats are thinking…Kamala Harris isn’t fit or qualified to be Vice President, and doesn’t do anything to help Joe Biden. She has failed at every single job he has given her from the border to talking to NATO allies, to helping out in Ukraine. Other than that, she has been in attendance for the first two years of the Biden administration, at the Senate whenever they were taking a vote. That’s because as Vice President, and the Senate split 50/50, she was the tie-breaker, which she did 19 times. So, looking at her resume as the country’s number two, I can understand Warren’s hesitancy to want to firmly endorse her for a second term. In fact, most Americans don’t want to see her on the ticket.

Meanwhile, Harris has problems of her own. She has had a terrible time keeping her staff together. There have been at least 25 resignations from her team since she became VP, and that’s high in any administration! She has been roundly criticized by her critics and friends alike for her inability to get things done. So, yeah, I’d probably side with Warren on her ability to be in the number two seat.

But Warren certainly isn’t anyone to talk. As Bernie Sanders’ wingman for socialism, Warren’s approval rating at Politico was just 36% recently. Harris’ is 41%. Neither are what I’d call shining stars for their political party, and both ran unsuccessfully for the top job in 2020.

Cat fights are fun to watch. And this one won’t be any different. I’d just like to make sure it’s all done in the open, so we can all enjoy another bowl of popcorn!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

It’s a “False Religion”

I think I can say with a good deal of certainty that Vivek Ramaswamy isn’t going to be the next president of the United States of America. He’s polling less that I am at this point, and frankly, no one has ever heard of him. Oh, he’s got some good, conservatively based ideas. And he’s not wrong in a lot of the speeches I’ve heard him give. But he doesn’t have the name recognition with voters, and I doubt he’s got the financial backing to get there.

But he’s right about one thing.

He’s right about climate change, and he’s got a majority of Americans already thinking he’s correct in his position. Ramaswamy argues that climate change isn’t about the climate at all. It’s about power and control. And, according to a new poll by Rasmussen, most of us agree. 60% of Americans surveyed, say that climate change isn’t about the climate. It’s about power. 47% actually “strongly agreed”. Only 35% disagreed with Ramaswamy’s assessment. And 25% “strongly disagreed”. That’s a huge change from what we’ve been led to believe in the media.

And it’s exactly what I’ve been saying all along.

What’s interesting is, it’s also what eco-nut and former climate change advocate, Michael Shellenberger (yeah, the same guy that was testifying before Congress last week on the Twitter files), said so over a year ago. He even wrote a book apologizing for jumping on board the climate change train without the proof that we humans are the cause of any earthly increase in temperature.

For the record, there probably IS climate change going on. That’s what climate does. It changes. Temperatures go up, temperatures go down. It rains a lot (sometimes too much, huh California?) in places, and not enough in others. But the thing that Al Gore, John Kerry, Joe Biden, and Greta Thunberg all miss is, it’s not being caused by humans.

Anyone with half a brain can figure that one out. Go back to the ice age that created the Great Salt Lake, the Great Lakes, and a lot of the lakes in the northern part of this country and Canada. As the sheets of ice melted and retreated north, they dug huge holes and filled them with melted ice. Mankind wasn’t around when that happened. It may have been a meteorite, or a comet striking the earth (there’s one that hit in Mexico that killed the dinosaurs, and another one you can actually visit off I-40 near Winslow, Arizona). And it was the earth itself that righted itself after that devastating winter that followed. The ice melted. It wasn’t SUV’s or jet planes that caused that particular ice age to melt and come to an end. We weren’t around.

And then you’ve got all of the false data that got caught in countries all over the world, including ours. Bolivia, Argentina, several countries in Europe, and yes, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) falsified data to show that there was indeed a change in the climate. And they wanted to show that it was mankind that was doing it. Well, mankind, and farting cows.

So, I’m glad to see that Ramaswamy is coming around to fighting this debunked “science”. He knows what I’ve said all along. The reason “science” went along with it is because of money. Where do you think they get their grants from, so they can keep studying things and not have to produce anything? It comes from governments around the world. And those governments started doling out money based on the fact that these guys would jump in bed with them on climate change.

And why do governments want to promote climate change? Because it allows them an excuse to take away freedoms and rights of their populace. They can limit travel (say goodbye to fossil fuels and jet planes), they can keep you locked into your homes because of “pandemics”, they can tax you and send your money to third world countries in the ultimate form of wealth redistribution. It’s all there in black and white, and it’s all a part of what the left is hoping we just blindly buy into so they can continue to control things. That’s why they are saying “the science is settled. There is no debate.” They don’t want to talk about it. They make a blanket statement and take away more of your freedoms. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if one of them makes the statement that voting in elections actually causes global climate change. And we need to do something about that, so we’re going to be appointing our leaders from now on!

And when it comes to that, don’t say you weren’t warned! Shellenberger has done it. Ramaswamy has done it. Apparently Americans believe it. And I just did it. The rest is up to all of us!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Five Questions Trump Must Answer

The Hill has come out with an interesting article written by Niall Stanage about the upcoming presidential campaign. Basically it says there are five questions that must be answered before Donald Trump gets the GOP nod to be it’s presidential candidate again. And they are questions that every American, Republican or not, should be asking.

First off, what is the affect of an indictment on Donald Trump? Manhattan’s District Attorney is readying charges that Trump paid off porn star, Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign. The big questions I have regarding this are, did Trump pay off Daniels? Is it actually illegal to pay “hush money”, and hasn’t this thing hit the statute of limitations already? It’s been seven years! Of course, what the affect is on Trump’s campaign if he is indeed indicted is something that’s already being hotly debated, and we’ve discussed it here earlier. I think it will have some impact, but the true Trump supporters are going to hang with him. They’ll see it as he paints the picture…it’s another witch hunt.

Second question that would need to be answered is just how solid is Trump’s support? He didn’t fare very well in the November elections as far as his endorsed candidates are concerned. Oh, the majority of the won, but the candidates in the swing states didn’t do all that well. Herschel Walker lost in Georgia, Kari Lake lost in Arizona. Blake Masters also lost in Arizona, Adam Laxalt lost a close race in Nevada. Mehmet Oz got beat by John Fetterman in Pennsylvania, and Doug Mastriano got swamped in the Governor’s race there. That’s six very key races that Trump lost…in states that he lost to Joe Biden in. He obviously hasn’t been able to turn the corner in those states just yet.

Of course, a lot can be made out of this past election cycle. If you look at the candidates that I listed above, really only Adam Laxalt was a quality candidate. Maybe you can throw Mastriano into the mix, but even he was a little squirrely in his campaign. Walker, Lake, Masters, and Oz, were all just terribly weak.

The third question that needs to be answered is the question of age. You know it’s going to be a factor for Joe Biden. Hell, he’s even said it would be a factor moving forward. But Donald Trump has been able to skate on that question so far, for pretty much one simple reason. He is in his mid 70’s right now, and would be 82 if he wins and serves a full second term. But he doesn’t look like he’s in his mid 70’s. And he’s got a lot more spring in his step than Biden does. He also doesn’t make as many mental errors. So, yes…while a lot of the country is saying its time for us to find younger, more in touch leaders, and let the old guard retire to their pastures, you have the top two contenders for their party’s nomination in Trump and Biden, well past retirement age in any other industry. That is going to be a question going forward.

The fourth question is very simply, is Trump still electable? The last thing any Republican, or conservative wants to do is waste yet another election cycle on a candidate that doesn’t have a chance in hell of getting elected. We’ve seen the GOP do that time and time again, just because “it’s someone’s turn”. Look at Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, all losers and very weak candidates. But all ran and never had a ghost of a chance of winning. My question for Trump isn’t his policies, I’ve been in favor of most of them during his first term. My big question is, can Trump do something to reverse the hatred toward him. Currently, his approval rating is just 34%. And Joe Biden isn’t faring much better at 38%. That tells me there is an “Anybody but 2020 candidates” mentality going on out there. This is probably going to be the toughest question for Trump to answer.

Finally, the question looms about Ron DeSantis. He’s as conservative as Trump, if not more-so. He’s a LOT younger at only 44 years old, so he is able to get around the age question, and would make Joe Biden look like a walking zombie. If DeSantis gets into the race after the Florida legislative session later on this spring or early summer, he is going to be probably the only candidate for the GOP nod that Trump really has to worry about. If he is as big of a rock star in political circles as it looked last November, he is going to rival Ronald Reagan’s appeal. He says all the right things, and as long as there aren’t too many skeletons in his closet (something Trump has always had to worry about), he should give Trump a run for his money next year at this time.

There you have it. Five questions that Donald Trump needs to answer to the American people before we decide on whether or not he’s worthy of getting another shot at the Oval Office. And to be honest, I’m not all that certain that he’s going to be able to do it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!