Can 'Em!

It came out on Friday of this past week in the London Daily Mail that there were four United States Senators that learned about the Coronavirus in a closed-door briefing, and then unloaded tons of stock, selling it off before the markets tanked. I’ve got two words for that:

Can ‘Em!

And yes, three of the four were Republicans. It doesn’t matter. It’s called a violation of the Insider Traders Sanctions Act, and it’s illegal. Those of you that watched the movie Wall Street know exactly what I’m talking about because it was what Bud Fox was charged with toward the end of the movie.

North Carolina Senator, Richard Burr (R), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee; Georgia Freshman Senator, Kelly Loeffler (R), who comes from a financial background and serves on the Senate Health Committee; Oklahoma Senator, James Inhofe (R); and California Senator Diane Feinstein (D) all sold stock and real estate totaling $11 million after attending closed-door hearings on the Coronavirus between January and February of this year.

And yes, while three of the four are Republicans, it doesn’t matter. Frankly, I don’t care what party affiliation you have next to your name. If you’re breaking the law and taking advantage of the position you were elected to, you deserve to fall. And yes…the calls are coming from all corners of Congress for the four of them to resign. If they don’t they most assuredly should be kicked out and tried and sent to jail.

Now, my conservative friends may not like this a bit, but crime doesn’t know political persuasion. It knows guilt and innocence. And if these four people, who are all worth millions of dollars, broke the law, or took advantage of their positions in Congress, they all need to go. And they need to be tried in a court of law, and if found guilty by a jury of their peers, they need to go to prison. This is an inexcusable act! And Inhofe’s constituents will have the opportunity to get rid of him if he doesn’t resign. He’s up for reelection this year. Loeffler and Burr are up for reelection in 2022, and Feinstein’s term is up in 2024.

Frankly, it really grinds me that people like this could get away with this crap. This is the corruption that people like me scream about every single day. And it gets worse and worse until there is going to be an overthrowing of the government, and God Himself couldn’t tell you what becomes of our country after that. To be honest, I couldn’t blame the people that would be doing the overthrowing! This type of behavior is totally unprofessional, totally criminal, and has no place in our political system. So, I say Can ‘Em! And do it quickly!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Well, Bring It On!

I wasn’t paying much attention to the news the other day when all of a sudden it hit me. The government is going to be sending out checks to people? Really? How much??? Wow! Of course, later on, I get some more details that the government was going to be sending out checks “to people who qualify”. Well, since I don’t work, I figured that wouldn’t be me.

I was wrong.

They’re doing it based on income in 2018. I quickly scrambled to see what I made year before last. I knew it wasn’t much since I’ve been retired basically since 2011. And while I must be honest and say, I’ve never taken a government handout before, I’ll take it…sure. I’m not proud. I’ve paid taxes since I was 13 years old, and I have never received any form of government assistance before…so I’ll take what comes my way and I won’t feel the least bit guilty about it. And it’s not like Andrew Yang is going to be signing the checks and I’m going to get it every month. It’s a couple of checks, period!

That made me feel good, actually. Look, I’ve always believed that every single able-bodied person should contribute to society. I have very little patience for people that sit at home and do nothing all day, watching Oprah Winfrey and reruns of Jerry Springer on TV. That does not enrich your life at all, and it contributes nothing to society. I used to own an apartment building in the, shall we say the more lower income side of the river in the town I resided in. Basically, it was four units, and three of the four were designated Section 8, which meant the government would send me a check for the rent every month. Those were welfare moms. I learned very quickly there wasn’t an attorney or a Congressman anywhere that understood the rules to welfare better than those ladies did. They always had their hands out and wanted more. That’s not what I’m talking about here.

Frankly, the Coronavirus isn’t impacting my wife and me all that much. We’re spending more time together at home (not a bad thing). We go down the street to my mother’s house and play cards with her (again, not a bad thing), and we watch some more TV than we’re used to. I spend a lot more time on the internet researching projects and reading the news. But other than that, we’re sort of “nesting”. And for the moment, I’m happy with that. I’m sure at some point, I’ll get bored, but for now, we’re doing just fine, thank you!

So, getting a $1,200 per person check from the government is fine with me. And by the way, no… I don’t consider the Social Security checks we get every month as a government handout. They OWE me that money. I paid into that for 40 some odd years. And you shouldn’t feel bad about getting a check from the government either! Take the money and run. At least this time around, it’s going to be money well spent!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

It’s Hammer Time For Schumer

You probably haven’t heard much about Chuck Schumer since his tirade at the Supreme Court (which by the way is a violation of Federal Law), and his pseudo-apology on the floor of the US Senate (I really don’t count, “I’m from Brooklyn, we use strong language” as an apology). You’re about to.

Attorney Joseph Gioconda has written the New York Grievance Committee for the Second District, where Chuck Schumer is admitted to the New York Bar Association, and asked that “at a minimum, Attorney/Senator Schumer’s statements appear to be improper conduct that reflects upon his character and fitness to practice law in New York.”

Meanwhile, the National Legal Policy Center, a conservative group has filed complaints with both the New York State Bar, and the Senate Ethics Committee. The NLPC said that Schumer engaged in behavior that could reflect poorly on the United States Senate, and that Schumer violated the New York Rules of Professional Conduct by acting in a way that was “prejudicial in the administration of justice.”

The NLPC also contends that Schumer’s so-called apology was anything but, stating, ““It strains credulity to believe that, regardless of his Brooklyn pedigree, Sen. Schumer, who is a Harvard-educated lawyer, Senator minority leader, and vocal opponent of both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, did not intend to choose the exact words he spoke as he turned and pointed to the Supreme Court behind him to further emphasize his point,” the complaint said. “In short, his non-apology is a lame excuse for inexcusable conduct.”

Missouri Senator, Josh Hawley (R) has sent a letter to Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell asking that Schumer be censured for his actions. And it looks like with the conservatives starting to pile on, Schumer will no doubt be spending more time explaining why he said what he said. I sincerely doubt that “I’m from Brooklyn” is going to cut it and get him off the hook.

Behavior like what Schumer displayed is not only unprofessional, it’s childish. I get he doesn’t like either choice for the Supreme Court that President Trump made, but guess what? Most people that like Kavanaugh and Gorsuch didn’t like either of the picks the Bobo Obama made. And you didn’t see them standing outside the Supreme Court building threatening Sonia Sotomayor, or Elena Kagan. It’s time for Chucky to grow up, put on a pair of big boy pants and act like an adult. Either that or send him back to New York where he belongs.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Schumer Needs To Resign

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) crossed way over the line by threatening Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh while the Supreme Court was hearing an abortion case inside. Schumer’s comments were: “I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh: You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

Schumer argued afterwards that he was talking about sending people to the polls in November to defeat Donald Trump just because of the abortion issue. But wait just a doggone minute. Schumer wasn’t talking about Trump. He threatened Gorsuch and Kavanaugh. He said, “You will pay the price”. That is a threat. Pure and simple. You had a minority Senate leader threaten not one, but two Supreme Court justices! That is inexcusable and totally wrong.

So, I am hereby calling on Chuck Schumer to resign from the Senate and issue an apology to both Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh.

Look, Schumer is a hack. He’s a no-talent, no-brain scammer that weaseled his way into the United States Senate. Once there, he did very little until he was elected as the Senate minority leader. And as such, the guy has been a mouthpiece, not for justice; not for the right of the people; not for America. He’s been a mouthpiece for Nancy Pelosi…for AOC and the Whackjob 4…and for the Bernie Sanders’ of the world. Schumer is a loser, pure and simple.

I would hope that Mitch McConnell would open up hearings into this idiot’s comments and at the very least censure him, and put him in “timeout” until he is reformed. Better yet, the New York Democrats should find someone else to run in Schumer’s place prior to the June 23rd New York primary. He has no business representing anyone in any state. The man is flatulence, pure and simple. And the best way to get rid of flatulence is open a window and let it out.

Time for Chuck Schumer to go.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Snakes In The Grass

When I moved out to the desert from the midwest, I knew nothing about the politics out here. In fact, though I did several talk shows, some politically based, and talked frequently with all sorts of politicians on both sides of the aisle, from governors to senators and beyond, I never would have called any of them “friend”.

I met a couple of people out here that were our State Representatives (Arizona has districts, and each district has two representatives and one State Senator). They were both really nice people, and I got to be friends with both of them. Eventually, they both ended up in the State Senate, and then when our Congressman, Trent Franks got into some trouble regarding sexual harassment, one of the two, Debbie Lesko, got elected to Congress.

You may have seen Debbie from time to time if you watch news channels. She was chosen to be one of eight Representatives that were on Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, and she sits on the House Rules, Homeland Security, and Judiciary committees, which put her front and center of the impeachment trial.

I had the chance to attend a meeting that Debbie was at this week. We got to talking afterwards, and I asked her how it was to work with Jerry Nadler. Let me be polite here, and not put her on the spot. She didn’t have many kind words for Nadler, Adam Schiff, or Nancy Pelosi. I call them “snakes in the grass”, but while she didn’t actually call them names, she was probably heading in that direction. Certainly she’d agree with me.

I found it funny that here was this woman that has been very highly thought of in Arizona for years, getting a chance to climb the mountain and go to Congress. She’s served admirably by the way, and deserves to be reelected this November. She said it’s an entirely different ballgame in Washington, and that the Democrats there are all so power hungry, that they will lie cheat, and steal to get what they want. Well, that’s really not the way it is out here in the desert. I did get quite an earful from Congresswoman Lesko. And it seems that whatever I’ve been saying about Democrats here on this blog and on my videos probably don’t go far enough to actually capture their true essence.

So, as we get closer to election day, we all need to heed Debbie’s words when she addressed the meeting. We are at a crossroads in this country. We can go socialist, or we can stay a democratic-republic. It’s up to you, and it’s up to me. If we sit home this November, or elect the wrong people, the future of our country will be terribly altered, and not for the good. You’ve seen some things that people like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Michael Bloomberg have been saying. Multiply that by a thousand if the Democrats retain the House of Representatives and overtake the United States Senate.

Understand very clearly what’s at stake, and why we need to fight fire with fire. It’s our future, not theirs.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Here We Go Again?

House Democrats, fresh off a rather rude awakening that saw them shellacked in the impeachment trial, are now discussing whether or not they should attempt to open new investigations into Donald Trump’s tweet that said the Department of Justice should reduce the sentence of former Trump confidant, Roger Stone.

The party is basically split over the issue. Hardheads, like Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Maxine Waters are all for the investigations, anything that could damage Trump in their world. However, there are large numbers of the Democrat caucus that don’t believe it would lead to anything but further embarrassment for the party and possibly a larger loss come this November.

Nancy Pelosi seems to take a “middle ground”, suggesting that hey, we could do the investigations now, and if they find something out, we could talk about it, saying that Trump’s tweets showed more “abuse of power”. She doesn’t have the votes to continue that logic at this point.

It seems to me that Democrats are in a world of hurt right now. I’m not just talking about the ones in the House of Representatives either. They all seem to be suffering from TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome) to the point that anything they can do that they feel damages the president, even if it really hurts them in the end, like impeachment did, is OK, and should be explored. Look at the people on the campaign trail right now. You’ve got about a dozen candidates left heading into this weekend’s caucus in Nevada, and most of them are screaming that Donald Trump is the worst human that ever lived.

It’s gotten so bad on the trail that Democrats are starting to actually believe that someone like a Michael Bloomberg, who kinda, sorta SEEMS normal until he brings up how he could teach anyone to be a farmer (never having done so himself), and then saying he’d consider Hillary Clinton as a running mate, is one of the crazier options. That’s saying a lot when you’ve got socialist clambakes like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren still out there! What’s worse is what’s going on in the House of Representatives.

I would have thought after being totally embarrassed by the impeachment debacle that Nancy Pelosi would have laid low for a while, and just tried to put all of that behind her. Yet, that’s not what apparently is happening. Pelosi is rattling the saber against Trump yet again with the same diatribe that ended in disaster for her the last time out.

Democrats need to take a deep breath, hope to at least get through this election period without any further bluster, and move on to 2024 and beyond. That’s really their only hope of surviving as any semblance of the party we’ve known for decades.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What NH Proves?

So, it looks like Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders for all intents and purposes, split Iowa. They came away as the two big winners and got most of the state delegates. Joe Biden, as everyone knows now, came away the loser. And that is actually a big deal. Let’s go back to 2004. John Kerry won Iowa. He ended up the nominee. In 2008, Bobo Obama won Iowa. He ended up the nominee. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won Iowa. She ended up the nominee. Are you seeing a pattern here?

What does New Hampshire’s primary prove today? Well, not much. Because as Iowa has been able to accurately predict the Democrat nominee, New Hampshire has pretty much sucked at that, and they’ve proven to be able to predict the Republican nominee. Again, going back to 2008 (since George W. Bush was the incumbent in 2004), John McCain won New Hampshire. In 2012, Mitt Romney won New Hampshire, and in 2016, Donald Trump won New Hampshire. It shows that at least with recent history, Iowa chooses the nominee better with Democrats, and New Hampshire does better picking Republican nominees.

In New Hampshire in 2004, they did pick the eventual nominee in John Kerry, who was also almost a native son being from nearby Massachusetts. In 2008, when Bobo Obama was the nominee, Hillary Clinton won the primary, and in 2016, when Hillary Clinton was the nominee, Bernie Sanders won the primary.

So, today’s primary, probably doesn’t prove anything…except that the two guys that are at the top of the latest polls, Sanders and Buttigieg came out of Iowa basically winners. Sanders won the popular vote there, Buttigieg got I think one or two more delegates.

And what does all of that mean? Nothing. Right now the Democrat party is in disarray. The Iowa Caucus was a mess. The impeachment trial blew up in the faces of the Democrats in DC. Nancy Pelosi embarrassed not only herself, but her party with her antics at the State of the Union speech by ripping up the speech. And all of that kinda sorta has me a little concerned. Not scared just yet, but concerned.

Remember back when the Republicans were blamed for shutting down the government, and everyone felt going into an election year it would have a major impact on the outcome? It didn’t. Remember when anytime there has been some major happening against one of the two major parties nine or ten months out, it looks like it will doom them in the upcoming election? It usually doesn’t. That’s because America has a very short attention span anymore. We are all stuck in a 24 hour news cycle, and what was a major catastrophe yesterday is pretty well forgotten by the week’s end.

And while I really hope and pray that Americans remember all of the silly childish antics the Democrats have put on display here (the latest one has AOC declaring that Donald Trump pays African American people to say they support him!), there’s something gnawing at me that says it can all turn around very quickly between now and election day. Somehow I don’t think any of this is going to play into the voters’ minds come November.

That is the sad part. Because just as Iowa predicts Democrat nominees and New Hampshire predicts Republican nominees, America seems to forget. It’s going to be more about those two or three debates that Trump has with whomever comes out of the Democrat side, and less about Congress and impeachment, or tearing up a speech. That’s wrong. Democrats should be held responsible for their actions in Congress over the last two years. All of their investigations when they should have been doing the peoples’ business is just a waste of taxpayer money. They are wrong for doing that and they need to be held accountable for it.

The presidential candidates are wrong in thinking they can promise the world to the voters and expect the voters to come running to them. Hillary Clinton was actually right on that account. There will be a price to pay for their exuberance. And that does play into Donald Trump’s hands.

Let’s just hope America wakes up to the fraud that has become the Democrat party before it’s too late!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!