AOC Takes The Win

After all of the conjecture, all of the hyperbole, all of the crap it turns out that nothing changed in the NY-14th District last night in the race for the House of Representatives seat. The hope among a lot of people was that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would get upset by former CNBC anchor, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. It was not to be.

With all of the districts reporting in, AOC won with almost 70% of the vote in the Democrat primary. Caruso-Cabrera was second with 19%. Two other candidates had less than 5% each. Some 27,272 votes were cast.

Now, if you look at that district, that was about 10% of the electorate turned out to vote. I know that there were a lot of folks in both the Bronx and Queens, which make up the NY-14th, that were upset with AOC for her getting rid of Amazon, costing a few billion to the New York economy. Governor Andrew Cuomo wasn’t a fan of hers, Nancy Pelosi wasn’t a fan of hers, and neither was most of the folks in the Democrat-controlled House. But in the end, she prevailed.

So, we have to wait until August 4th to see if Rashida Tlaib can win her primary in the Michigan 13th District. She’s going up against Brenda Jones, who’s currently the President of the Detroit City Council. That one may be tough to call… and then a week later, Ilhan Omar will try to win reelection when she takes on several candidates in the Minnesota 9th District. She’s had some legal problems during her first term, and it’s not a sure thing for her there…we’ll just have to wait and see.

Certainly not the news I was hoping to report today, but as they say, it is, what it is!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

AOC Needs To Worry

So, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a primary today. There are 13 people vying for her seat, with eight on the Republican side, and five on the Democrat side. And in the weekend leading up to the New York Democrat primary, a contest that determines whether or not she’s going to be able to keep her seat in the House of Representatives, does she do? She is all over Twitter on how she got a bunch of kids to prank Donald Trump’s campaign by signing up for reservations at his Tulsa rally on Saturday. My, she was proud of that one.

Maybe she should be worried about today’s vote instead of Trump’s attendance figures.

A recent poll showed that 75% of the likely voters out there know who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is. You’d think that would be pretty damn good, right? Well, you’d be wrong. Like Hillary Clinton before her, AOC has a 22% approval rating. You’re not going to win many contests with an approval rating like that.

And the front-runner in her campaign for reelection is one Michelle Caruso-Cabrara, a former CNBC anchor that has decided that the New York-14th Congressional District, which by the way is solidly Democrat, needs someone a lot more conservative, much more moderate, and a whole lot smarter than a former bartender.

Fernando Cabrara (no relation to Michelle by the way) is a current NYC Councilman, who says that the district needs someone more moderate, not a “no show”. Apparently, AOC is flitting around the country and doesn’t have a whole lot of time to go and talk to her constituents.

Either Caruso-Cabrara or Cabrara are favored to finish ahead of AOC today. Either way, the 14th Congressional District of New York would be farther ahead. By the way, in case you missed it…Ilhan Omar, the representative from Minnesota’s 5th District is in even worse shape. She has a 9% approval rating from likely voters, and has five Democrat and three Republican challengers. The Minnesota primary was pushed back to August 11th due to the Coronavirus.

Rashida Tlaib, who represents Michigan’s 13th Congressional District is also going to have a primary challenge. She’s going to be going up against Detroit City Council President, Brenda Jones, who is bringing a lot of muscle with her. Michigan’s primary for the House is going to be a week earlier than Minnesota’s, taking place on August 4th.

It would seem that AOC and her gang have some problems in their reelection bid. And instead of playing childish pranks on Donald Trump, the “whackjob four” need to focus on keeping their jobs, IF that’s important to them!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

 

Qualified Immunity?

The House of Representatives has introduced a bill that would dismiss “qualified immunity” for police officers, which basically is going to be dead on arrival in the United States Senate.

Qualified immunity, which basically says individuals cannot sue individual police officers for actions they undertake while on duty, would be rescinded if the House has their way. The measure was put into place after the George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks, and the Democrat-led House has been solidly in the back pocket of the rioters and looters who want to defund and disband police departments around the country.

Let’s be clear on one thing. The House of Representatives is out of control on this account, as they have been with most of the actions regarding the whole protest and looting situations around the country. Fortunately, the Senate will be there to temper the outrageous display put on by a bunch of uber-leftists socialists in the House.

If we are going to take away qualified immunity from police officers, it would be necessary to take away qualified immunity from everyone, including those serving in Congress. If you are able to sue a police officer for performing their duties in a way that you feel is not in the best interest of the community, you should be able to sue your lawmakers for the same reason. That means that Adam Schiff should be allowed to be sued for lying to the American people during the impeachment situation. He should be made, along with all members of the House that voted for impeachment that they should be made to repay the American taxpayers for the millions of dollars wasted during the investigation, as well as the trial itself.

Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and the rest of the Democrats that fought for three years, accomplishing little else during that time, owe the American public hundreds of millions of dollars. If they want us to be able to sue the police when they do something wrong, we should be able to sue them because of the lies foisted on the American public over the various investigations surrounding a Russian collusion story that was entirely made up, and that Congress knew about ahead of time.

It’s time the Democrats in this country woke up and realized that they are in a losing battle. They may not like Donald Trump any more than I like Bobo Obama, but I put up with Obama and his rancorous and illegal scandals. These liberal snowflake idiots need to be held to the same standard as they want to hold the president to. And should Joe Biden end up winning the election in November, he should be held to the same standard that Donald Trump has been held to since taking office on January 20th, 2017.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Fixing A “Systemic” Problem

You hear the left, and the idiots in Antifa, all saying the same thing. The problem with our police departments is “systemic”. The problem with the government is “systemic”. The problems America has from taxation to immigration, to income inequality, to the racial divide is all “systemic”. Let’s take a look at that a little closer.

First of all, when something is said to be “systemic”, it’s said to be relating to or affecting the entire body or an entire organism. Everything about the situation is affected. So, when we say our problems are “systemic”, we are saying that there isn’t anything good about the system. More and more, I think that’s probably what Americans are feeling about our federal government, and I believe it’s not there, but it’s heading in that direction.

I think most of the left’s diatribe that everything wrong in our country is systemic is BS. It’s more left-wing, snowflake blather that is just a talking point to get people excited. Taxation isn’t systemic. Income equality isn’t systemic, immigration isn’t systemic. And no…racism isn’t systemic. All of those things crop up from time to time, but they aren’t systemic. What they all stem from is a lack of leadership in government. We haven’t fixed any of the problems because the people we elect to do the leading of our country are afraid to take difficult, though necessary stands on anything. They’re afraid that if they cut social security, or Medicare, or limit illegal immigration, or admit that income inequality has always existed on earth since God created us, they’ll lose their positions of power.

But let’s look at that power, shall we? And you’re going to notice something…I’m not talking just about Democrats here. First of all, Don Young (R-Ak) has been sitting in the House of Representatives for over 49 years. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) has been in the US Senate for 45 years, and Chuck Grassley (R-Ia) has been there just as long. In fact, there are 14 Senators and Representatives that have been serving for at the very least 37 years!

Nancy Pelosi has been in the House since 1987. Chuck Schumer has been in DC since 1981. Remember Maxine “Impeach 45” Waters? She’s been in Washington since 1991. So has “Independent” Bernie Sanders. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader in the Senate has been there since 1985.

So, the least senior member of the five people I listed there have been in positions of power in Washington, DC for at the very least 29 years. That’s a career.

Now, let’s talk about “systemic” problems. If you have been doing something for that length of time, and you view a situation as “systemic”, do you think 29 years at the very least is enough time to study the problem, figure out a proposal, and get the proposal passed and the problem solved? If not, why are you there? Are you there doing like Bernie Sanders has done, change oxygen into carbon dioxide?

We talk about Donald Trump’s lack of experience to lead the country, but take a look at Joe Biden. Regardless of what side of the spectrum you’re on, you’re probably going to have to agree with me that Biden is not a “great leader”. He’s been around since 1971 in Washington. That’s 49 years! And he’s only had the last three and a half years off! That’s not a career. That’s a lifetime. And he wants ANOTHER four years?

Here in the AZ, we had a guy that was a sheriff for a very long period of time. You’ve probably heard of him. His name is Joe Arpaio. He was known as “America’s Sheriff” because he was a law and order guy that didn’t take guff from anyone. The Obama administration trumped-up charges against him to get him out of office, and he finally lost at the ripe old age of 84! And rumor has it, he’s running for that office again! Joe Biden is pretty much in the same boat…a guy that doesn’t know when to say enough is enough!

No, when the left talks about systemic problems, they need to look at the leaders in Washington from both sides of the aisle. And the reason they need to is, this is NOT what the Founding Fathers had in mind. They wanted people to come, serve a term or two, and then go back to their previous vocations. Instead, Pelosi, and Schumer, and McConnell, and Biden have become the problem. They’ve had enough time in office to solve all of the problems of the world.

My only question is, why haven’t they?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

AO OOOPS

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez makes no bones about it. She wants to raise taxes on the rich. They, after all, can afford it, and she plans on stripping them of their wealth so she can fund her “Green New Deal”, which essentially destroys America.

But she doesn’t want to pay her own taxes!

Apparently, AOC has some tax issues. Back in 2012, she founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing concern. Their goal was to seek out artists of all types and get them to write, sing about, and paint children’s stories to help improve the lives of those kids living in the Bronx. The effort was met with a lot of enthusiasm at first, but petered out. By October, 2016, just some four years after the business started, AOC decided to pull the plug on the fledgling (and mostly unsuccessful) business venture. But she forgot to file a return for that year. Oops! She ended up owing over $1,600!

Well, that $1,600 has now matured thanks to penalties and interests to over $2,000. AOC is contesting the amount thinking that because she closed the business in October, she shouldn’t have to pay taxes for that year. So much for what a degree in Business Relations and Economics gets you from Boston University!

So, while Ocasio Cortez rails about the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer, the amount of money she owes the state of New York continues to grow. And she becomes, yet another Democrat from the Empire State that has tax problems. Does the name Charlie Rangle ring a bell? He happens to be the guy that was Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. That means that he was the guy that was in charge of writing the tax code…and he had to resign the Chairmanship from that committee because he violated the tax code that he himself wrote.

In Ocasio Cortez’ case, it’s not a fact that she’s becoming wealthy…yet. In fact, her savings account is about $7,000, even though she’s pulling in about $174,000 a year from her salary. She’s certainly worth more than other 30 years olds who can usually boast savings of about $2,400 on average.

One of the things we can all hope for is that next month, her chief competitor in the Democrat primary, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, can top her and we can end this AOC Escapade once and for all!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

LIARS!

It took three and a half years. It took hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. It took 57 interviews that were done behind closed doors, held in secret. It produced 6,000 pages of testimony. And in the end, it showed one thing.

Adam Schiff lied.

Not only did Adam Schiff lie over and over and over again that he had evidence that Russian collusion occurred between Moscow and the Trump campaign, others did too. And I’m not talking about a couple of low-level FBI or DOJ agents. I’m talking top level Obama administrations people.

James Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, was all over television cable news shows over the past three and a half years. He swore up and down that Donald Trump was an agent of the Russians. At the very least he was a mole! But what did he say when he got to Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee? It was a totally different story: “I never saw any direct empirical evidence that the Trump campaign or someone in it was plotting or conspiring with the Russians to meddle with the election.”

Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power, who again, was all over television telling the world that the Trump campaign was in bed with Vladimir Putin, lied. In a private interview with the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, she said, “I am not in possession of anything – I am not in possession and didn’t read or absorb information that came from out of the intelligence community.”

Former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice…the same Susan Rice that blanketed no fewer than six Sunday talking head shows after Benghazi, because Hillary Clinton didn’t want to be on camera, when asked and interviewed before the committee said, “I don’t recall intelligence that I would consider evidence.” Are we beginning to see a pattern here?

Surely the former Attorney General of the United States, Loretta Lynch, she of the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton during the Hillary Clinton escapade would have told the truth, right? I mean, she’s the nation’s top lawyer! Well, she said, “I do not recall that being briefed up to me.”

All of these people, along with Adam Schiff on at least nine different occasions lied on camera to various news organizations. They all told markedly different stories to the press than they did to Congress. Why? The press has no way to hold them to the truth. They can’t be fined or jailed if they lie to the media. But they can if they lie to Congress.

And what do we learn from all of this? Very simple. The Obama administration, every single senior member of that cabal, going all the way to the President himself (and yes, that would include the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee) lied to you and to me. They told all of us that they had the information, valid, sure-fire, correct information that said that the Trump campaign was in cahoots with Russian agents who were meddling in the 2016 election. In truth, there was no meddling. There was no collusion, they had no proof, and they all lied.

Now the question is, what are the Republicans going to do about it? Are they going to turn a blind eye, like they did to Hillary Clinton when she pulled her stunts while Secretary of State, and her email scandal? Or, are the folks in the Justice Department going to go after them for lying to We The People. And prosecute them for wasting three and a half years of a presidency that still was better than an eight year debacle from his predecessor.

William Barr…the ball is in your court. Each and every one of these people, including the President and Vice President should be tried for treason and spend the rest of their lives in jail. Period.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Schiff To Be Found “The Bad Guy”

Interview transcripts from Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee that are about to be released are going to show that none of the nation’s top law enforcement officials, nor the top intelligence officials had found any connection between Russia and the Trump campaign, known popularly as “Russian collusion”. The transcripts, which we learned earlier this week are going to be released soon, show that of all of the people Schiff interviewed in secret back as he was trying to get information on Donald Trump to impeach him on anything, he made up most if not all, of the “I have direct evidence there was collusion” statement.

He never did.

It will be revealed very soon that Adam Schiff was lying. In fact, the interviews are going to align pretty much right in lock-step that Schiff’s interview findings with the Mueller Report, which also said there had been no collusion.

Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, an interim Trump appointment, sent a letter to Schiff saying basically that he had 6,000 pages of documents that had been declassified and certain parts, but not a lot, redacted. He told Schiff that if he didn’t want to release the documents to the public, Grenell would be doing it for him.

That sent Schiff into panic mode, according to senior administration officials.

Grenell said he was willing to directly release the documents through the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI),  “as to ensure we comply with the unanimous and bipartisan vote to release the transcripts.”

There are a total of 53 interviews in the 6,000 pages including Hope Hicks, and Donald Trump Jr. Schiff is said to be trying to block the release claiming that Grenell is closely tied to Donald Trump and that he is partisan in this process. What he failed to mention in his comments is that 43 of the 53 interviews had already been cleared by Grenell’s predecessors before his taking over on an interim basis.

There are several interesting angles here. First is that Representative John Ratcliffe is set to get a Senate confirmation vote soon to take over the ODNI permanently. This has the Senate Democrats in a tizzy because Ratcliffe had his name pulled last year by Trump. He was viewed as “too partisan and too inexperienced” at the time. With Grenell’s move to release Schiff’s interviews, it could actually help Ratcliffe get the nod.

The other interesting angle is my long-held belief that the truth always eventually comes out. Oh, it may take a long time, but the truth does come out. As I always say, the wheels of justice grind very slowly, but very fine.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

 

Did We Really Need Those Checks?

Let me start by saying that I know for a fact there were millions of people that would answer that question, “Yes!” They needed those $1,200 checks per person, just to make ends meet, maybe pay their mortgage or their rent. Maybe it bought some groceries or paid a water bill. Whatever the reason, if people lost their job, and their paycheck, they would answer the question with a huge, HELL YES!

But while there are tens of millions of people out of work and in need, and I’m not saying they shouldn’t be helped out…there are millions more that got those checks, and quite honestly, didn’t need them. I for one got my check, and my wife got hers. And you want to know something? Neither she nor I needed it. We are doing just fine. Of course, neither of us are working, we’re retired. the fact that the government decided that on top of us getting an automatic withdrawal from our IRA’s, and getting social security checks dropped into our bank accounts each and every month, we aren’t hurting.

What the government should have done wasn’t just limit the checks to people making under $75,000 per person. They should also have found out if we lost a job, or lost a paycheck. If they had, they should have maybe doubled that $2,400 to $4,800 and added extra for kids. Instead, they didn’t ask questions…they just ballooned a national debt that quite frankly didn’t need to be ballooned quite as much.

I know the comment from the left at this point would be, “Well, you certainly can donate that money to those in need”. My response is, it’s not my responsibility. It’s the elected officials’ responsibility in Washington to make sure that our tax money gets spent properly. In this case, I don’t think it necessarily did. Oh, don’t get me wrong…I’m happy I got a little bonus from Uncle Sam. It was the first time in 63 years I received money from the government that they didn’t actually owe me. And yes, I’ll take it. But I, like a lot of folks out there, didn’t deserve it.

If the House of Representatives wants to form a committee that looks into the way the Coronavirus money was spent, and where it ended up going, they need to start by looking at themselves. They need to look at the criteria they set forth in writing the law in the first place. The blame for how the money was spent doesn’t fall onto the administration, it falls to the Senate and House, who wrote the law in the first place.

And while we are at looking at the whole COVID-19 escapade again, let’s ask the question why Donald Trump stopped flights from China on January 31st, and then on February 24th, Nancy Pelosi invited everyone to come to Chinatown in San Francisco and party. And on March 6th, Los Angeles Mayor, Gil Garcetti held the Los Angeles Marathon. If you’re going to yell at Donald Trump for “not doing enough sooner”, then shouldn’t you also yell at Pelosi for her comments and Garcetti for holding a friggin’ marathon? It would seem to me that you need to play this down the middle. If you blame Trump on one hand, don’t you have to blame others who were still out there “partying” and running marathons six weeks after Trump stopped flights from China?

If you want to investigate this, investigate it. But make sure you look at ALL of it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Who Investigates The Flynn Debacle?

I think we can all come to the conclusion that the FBI under James Comey was out to get the Trump administration from the start. At the very least, Comey and his cabal was complicit in allowing an attitude of “Get Trump” to permeate the FBI in the early days of the Trump presidency.

The latest fly in the ointment regarding Comey, the FBI, and their over-zealous approach to investigating illegalities is the Michael Flynn case. I haven’t said much as this has played out over the past couple of weeks, but I wonder where Congress is in all of this? They were very quick to start up investigations into Russian collusion, when none existed. They were exceptionally quick to call a phone call made by Donald Trump a “quid pro quo” and an “abuse of power”, without any real proof of it. They thought for sure that the Mueller Report would nail Trump’s rear end to the post, but it failed to do so when Robert Mueller himself testified that he doesn’t exonerate people, he just presents the facts. And now, we learn that Michael Flynn, who had served as Trump’s National Security Advisor briefly before becoming embroiled in a lie he told the Vice President, and ended up with legal problems.

In the end, it turns out, the FBI was out to get Flynn from the beginning. Flynn has spent a very honored career in the military, served under both the Obama and Trump administrations, and yet, the FBI had it in for him, trying to either find enough dirt to get him fired, or threaten him to get him to resign and make the administration look bad.

So, my question is, who is going to be investigating the Flynn debacle? Why hasn’t the House of Representatives put forth a special committee to look into James Comey, and Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page? Why haven’t we learned about all of the nasty stuff going on at the FBI already? And when is Adam Schiff going to tell the world he has rock-solid proof that the FBI was at fault, and they should all be thrown in jail!?

The truth is, you’re never going to learn that. Because Democrats play politics. It is their religion, and power is their god. They never admit when they’ve been wrong (has Schiff apologized for wasting $100 million on impeachment?), and they only double down when put into the corner and proven false (thank you Saul Alinsky!)

This is a failing of the House of Representatives. This is the primary reason that these people have lost the ability to govern. If you think back to a time when a guy by the name of Tip O’Neil was the Speaker of the House, you would realize that Democrats back in the day DID know how to govern. They DID know how to cross the aisle and work with Republicans to achieve workable plans. Today is different. Today’s House of Representatives is filled with socialists who only want to tear down America, and a Speaker that doesn’t have the courage or the ability to bring her party into line.

I’m waiting for the House to get back to work. Stop with the inane investigations, and start doing your job. And do it for more than the 146 days you’ve worked on average for the last 19 years. We The People demand it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

When Does Congress Get Back To Work?

The COVID-19 virus has really thrown a monkey-wrench into a lot of what we as Americans, hell, we as world citizens do. It’s kept a lot of us home from work, some, without a paycheck. It’s closed down millions of businesses around the world at a time when the economy was going gangbusters.

And it’s evidently closed Congress down as well.

So, I have to ask the question, instead of all of these “investigations” that never seem to end, and never seem to come to any specific conclusion, when is Congress going to get back to work and do what We The People elected them to do?

I was sitting here this morning, sipping my coffee, wondering about the various bills Congress could be debating right now. There’s a bill on immigration reform that is well overdue. There is a bill on getting rid of Obamacare once and for all and giving insurance companies the ability to design their own healthcare insurance plans. They need to start discussing how we are going to fix our crumbling infrastructure, and how it’s going to be paid. They need to tell us how we’re going to get around these massive bailouts that we’ve undergone over the past two months, and how it’s going to be paid for.

Of course, it’s an election year, and we all know nothing ever gets done in an election year. This means that the House of Representatives works basically half of the time. Less than that by the time you figure they aren’t a “full-time” organization to begin with. And they’re making $174,000 a year! The average number of days Congress is in session is 146.7…based on an average from 2001 to date. That’s basically one day of work for every 2 1/2 days. Somehow, I don’t think we’re getting our money’s worth!

Now, let’s look at what the House of Representatives is focused on. They’ve spent the last 3 1/2 years investigating. Oh, they’ve investigated the Russian Collusion situation that went on from 2016 through February 20th of this year. They had the Mueller Report investigation that was a separate part of that. They had the impeachment hearings, and now, they want to do an investigation of Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx and the Trump administration’s Coronavirus Task Force to make sure that a) everything was done in a timely fashion, and b) all of the money (about $2 trillion so far and counting) will go where it’s supposed to go.

In the end, we’ve found out through the Mueller Report, and the FBI, and the DOJ, and Congress that there wasn’t any Russian collusion with the Trump campaign. We found out that there wasn’t any impeachable offense, even though the House voted impeachment. The Senate voted it down, and there was never any real doubt as to what the outcome would be. Now, we are looking at another six months to a year of investigation into the Coronavirus Task Force.

My question is, when is the House of Representatives going to get back to doing the work of We The People?

It’s time to stop petty politics, and start doing some real work, which has been sorely lacking under Nancy Pelosi for the last 16 months. It’s time the folks in the House start earning that $174,000 and stop piddling around with meaningless investigations that don’t lead anywhere.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!