What Is Going On In San Fran?

Today, I have to ask the question! What in hell is going on in San Francisco? My Lord! The City By The Bay, is now the home to countless folks living on the streets because they can’t afford rent, defecating on the sidewalks, and leaving used hypodermic needles every where. It’s a pretty bad scene, and has been for quite some time. It appears the folks in charge there really don’t have an answer for the condition either.

Well, that’s the tip of the iceberg apparently.

It’s now come out that San Francisco Mayor, London Breed, of course, a Democrat, has had an illicit affair with a guy that is under investigation for lying to the FBI, and taking an undisclosed loan from him to pay for car repair bills totaling some $5,600 last year. She hasn’t paid that back yet either. According to Breed, “I write this in the spirit of transparency because in the wake of a scandal at City Hall, I think San Franciscans are entitled to hear directly from their Mayor.”

That has prompted several of the San Francisco Supervisors, to at least call for her to “step away from her duties temporarily”, while others are telling her to resign immediately.

Now, that isn’t the only news coming out of San Fran these days.

Former San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown, has come out that he had an extra-marital affair with one Kamala Harris. Apparently, it happened some 20 years ago, and Brown admits he may have put Harris on her path to run for the presidency (which as we know failed). According to Brown, “Yes, I may have influenced her career by appointing her to two state commissions when I was [California] Assembly speaker. And I certainly helped with her first race for district attorney in San Francisco.”

It seems rather odd to me that all of this is happening in one city at and coming out at the same time! Is it just me, or are all politicians from that part of Cali off their rockers? Don’t forget, both Senators from California, are from San Francisco…as is Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House. And no one is saying that any of them, Harris, Pelosi, or Diane Feinstein are the smartest bulbs in the box!

With all of the scandals going on surrounding San Fran, I think it may be time to blow it up and start again. Apparently, Democrats and the citizenry there just don’t have a clue how they can fix things, and aren’t very good at setting examples for the rest of society. If this is the way liberals demonstrate how they can “successfully” lead a nation, I think we’re better off getting all of them committed!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Was The Stone Cased Biased?

I haven’t paid a lot of attention to the Roger Stone case, because as I researched it when it was happening, I found Stone to be pretty much a snake in the grass, and I know there are several Republicans and conservatives that have pretty much said the same thing. So, it was no surprise to me that he got convicted of that ubiquitous “Obstruction of Justice” charge and of course, lying to federal prosecutors and the FBI. Well, it turns out there may have been more to that story than was originally reported.

According to Fox News, and backed up by CNN, a former Memphis City Schools Board President by the name of Tomeka Hart was the foreperson on that jury. And according to what has been found out about her since the trial, she’s a huge Democrat, and has been, shall we politely call her an “activist” for the liberal side of things? And she’s a self-avowed “Never Trumper”.

Now wait a doggone minute here.

Apparently, there were several on the jury that were biased against any Republican administration officials. In fact, there was a former Obama press official that was on that jury. Stone’s defense team moved to strike the person because of their bias, and the judge, Amy Berman Jackson denied the request. So, I guess the question becomes, did this “snake in the grass” get a fair trial? And with all of the hollering that’s going on from the left over the Department of Justice’s decision to reduce the sentencing that they are asking for, I have the question…is there justice being done, or was Stone hung out to dry before the trial even started?

I’m not saying that the guy was innocent. I’m not saying he shouldn’t go to prison. I am however, wondering about the politics that played in to what should have been an fair and unbiased trial. Which brings me to the point of begging the question why the left seems hell bent on jumping all over Attorney General, William Barr’s case on this one for trying to lower a nine year sentence request from Justice. When you take into account that there could be a very real possibility that the jury, and possibly the judge in the case were biased against the defense, how could you whine about the actual sentencing…which Jackson is going to perform herself.

Is this yet another left-wing attempt to slant the system their way? Is it yet another futile attempt to get Donald Trump impeached for a second time? Adam Schiff was very quick to rush to the first microphone he found to declare that Trump was once again, abusing his power by trying to influencing the DOJ. Apparently that doesn’t hold water since the decision to seek a lower sentence for Stone was reached hours before Trump tweeted his thoughts.

And while we’re on the subject of “biased Attorney Generals”, can I bring up a couple of names? What about Janet “Branch Dividian” Reno? Are you telling me she wasn’t biased? How about in more recent times, Eric “Contempt Of Congress” Holder? You’re saying he played it right down the middle? And what about Loretta “Meet you on the tarmac” Lynch? Oh, there wasn’t any bias there, right?

When the left decides to get serious with their own Attorneys General about bias, I will start listening to them about William Barr. Until then,

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

So…What Happens NOW?

In one of history’s most boring and predictable moments, the United States Senate voted to exonerate President Donald J. Trump on both charges against him. You knew it was going to happen. I knew it was going to happen. The Senate knew it was going to happen. Nancy Pelosi knew it was going to happen. I don’t think there was a person in this country that didn’t think it was going to happen. The Democrats in the House of Representatives have wasted over one hundred million dollars of yours and my money in this fiasco. And the end result is exactly what everyone said it would be when they started this mess.

What did it prove?

Absolutely nothing! It proved that Democrats were hell-bent on hanging an “impeachment” tag on Trump. It proved that they knew all along it wasn’t going to go anywhere. Other than that, it proved nothing. And there’s one question that remains that needs to be explored.

What happens now?

Well, we go back to “business as usual”, but is it really business as usual? I mean, the House is going to do one of two things…and I bet it’s the latter. Either they are going to forget this nonsense about impeaching a president when there is absolutely no chance of conviction. Or, they are going to resume their investigations into whatever mamby pamby snowflake laden rumors and innuendos that they can find, hoping to find something ELSE to impeach him on.

If I’m right, and the House continues down this path of hatred and divisive politics, the odds are better than 50/50 that the American public is at some point going to get fed up with them. At that point they will vote the Democrats out of power and it will return to the Republicans. It may be in 2020, It may be in 2022, but it will happen. That you can take to the bank.

As far as what COULD happen, well, the Democrats COULD rile their base to elect someone like a Bernie Sanders or a Sleepy Joe Biden to the presidency. They COULD take back the Senate, telling their party members that if they took back the Senate, at least they could have called witnesses in the impeachment. At least it COULD have been a “fair trial” in their eyes. And they COULD excite their base to the point they actually expand their control of the House. And of course, pigs could fly out of my butt.

What WILL happen? I think the country is going to eventually hold them accountable for what they did. I think that Donald Trump is going to use this as a campaign issue to get more Republicans elected to the House and hold the Senate. And it will help him, not hurt him in the upcoming election. I think everybody kinda, sorta realizes that he’s the odds on favorite to win re-election this year, which can be dangerous (just ask Hillary!). But still, I think the odds are very good. I think they are about 50/50 the GOP rides the Trump coattails and takes back the House, and a little better than 50/50 that they expand their lead by up to three seats in the Senate. At least that’s the way it looks now. It could change.

The one think following politics for 45 years has taught me. In February, it’s way to early to know what’s going to happen in November. If the GOP gets lax, and decides not to turn out, thinking that everything is going to go their way, they will lose. If they come out in force, and can convince enough independents that Democrats are off the rails, it will be a very nice place to live for the next few years. The choice is ours.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

What Hath The House Wrought?

When you think about the whole mess called impeachment, one thing comes to mind that is very disturbing, that I feel the Founding Fathers didn’t necessarily fear because political parties weren’t around like they are today, but nonetheless is disturbing.

That is “Revenge Impeachment”.

You have to understand that this particular impeachment has had no crime committed. Was there malfeasance? Absolutely! Was there stuff done that probably shouldn’t have been done, or done in another way? Maybe. But, as the Senators are debating this very issue in DC, the question rises, was what Donald Trump did, so wrong that it rises to the level of removal from office? I would say, no. Of course, I said the same thing back in 1998 with Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He got caught, literally, with his pants down, and lied about it. Was the lying part bad enough to impeach him? I didn’t think so, though I wasn’t a fan of his. Should he have been punished by having his law license stripped? Certainly. But to overturn the will of the people because he is a sex addict? I’m not sure it rises to that point (pun intended).

And the case here is even murkier. This impeachment was the most partisan in US history. It was predicated on the removal of a president because the opposition didn’t like the fact the American people chose him. They felt their candidate should have won, and felt that there was enough in this guy’s past that called for his removal, even before he took office. That is totally not the way the Founding Fathers ever felt.

And what has the House wrought because of this partisan charade? They have instituted, as Democrats are wont to do, a situation where they have made a precedent that could very well be repeated over and over again by both parties. The “Revenge Impeachment”.

So, let’s say that Trump got elected before Obama. Let’s say he got impeached like he did. Then Obama was elected. And he ran his administration like he did, and everything that happened from 2008 to 2016 happened. Are you telling me that the Republicans wouldn’t have been justified for impeaching Obama for Benghazi? Are you telling me Republicans wouldn’t have been justified for his dealings with the Russians? Or that his Iranian arms deal wouldn’t have been fodder for impeachment? Or his dismantling of the US Coal industry? Or his sitting by while his Secretary of State handed our uranium program over to the Russians? He would have been out on his ass!

And that is the problem the Democrats have. They have let the genie out of the bottle on this one, and it’s going to come back to haunt them, much like Harry Reid’s move in the Senate to allow Obama’s appointments to the federal court system skate with only 51 votes instead of 60. What has happened is the GOP decided, fine…we can pass pretty much anything with only 51 votes, including the next two Supreme Court justices! And if Harry Reid wouldn’t have been in such a yank back then to help Obama getting his nominations approved, the Republicans would still be trying to find someone to replace Antonin Scalia!

No, Democrats have had a long history of making blunders that come back to bite them in the rear end. And my feeling is, this impeachment of Donald Trump is only the beginning…the sad beginning. And instead of bringing a country together, it will only drive us apart further and further. It will, in my humble opinion, be the ruination of our Democratic Republic.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Pelosi's Insanity

Nancy Pelosi was never one to be thought of as the “smartest person in the room”. Sometimes her comments turn into rambling diatribes. More often than not, it’s been fodder for the Republicans to prove that she’s not only not capable of being Speaker of the House, they believe she’s not sane enough or healthy enough to be a Representative.

Pelosi didn’t do herself any favors after Republican Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) came out on Thursday and said that there was no need for witnesses, and he would be voting against calling witnesses. That coupled with Lisa Murkowski’s comments on Wednesday, and Cory Gardner’s feelings that witnesses weren’t needed basically meant that there would not be enough GOP votes to give the Democrats the witnesses they want.

That’s when Pelosi went into action. She was rather upset this entire impeachment hoax came out the way it did, and lost no time venting. She said that even if the Senate votes for exoneration and acquittal, Trump cannot be acquitted without witnesses and the additional documentation that the Democrats are seeking. That probably would have come as a surprise to the Founding Fathers. Her exact quote was, “He will not be acquitted,” Pelosi insisted during her weekly news conference, and reported by Politico. “You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that. Does the president know right from wrong? I don’t think so.”

Of course, that wasn’t all. Pelosi unloaded on the President’s defense team, saying, “I don’t know how they can retain their lawyer status, in the comments that they’re making,” Pelosi told reporters, according to The Hill. “I don’t think they made the case. I think they disgraced themselves terribly in terms of their violation of what our Constitution is about and what a president’s behavior should be.”

Look, I get the fact Nancy is upset with the way all of this turned out. She was basically sold a bill of goods by Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler, and she’s aware she’s going to have to pay the price for it. But, quite honestly, she doesn’t get a say as to whether or not Trump’s defense team made the case or not. It doesn’t matter to anyone if she feels they “disgraced” themselves in what the Constitution is about. If she’s upset that this turned into a partisan jousting match, she only has Adam Schiff to blame. Remember, he’s the one that started down that path during the investigation phase.

As far as not having witnesses or adding documentation, that’s the House’s job. Just because they wanted to rush the investigation and not subpoena the witnesses they now want to call, and go through a court case to resolve the issues, as they should have, it’s not the Senate’s fault…nor is it their job. Her people blew it. Schiff and Nadler hurried their way through this charade. To try and turn the tables on the Republicans in the Senate for the House’s failure to put together a cogent argument for impeachment (when no crime has been committed) is a fool’s argument. Pelosi has fallen for it, and needs to be dressed in a fool’s hat for the rest of her time in the House.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Could It Be OVER Today?

It appears that the sham hoax of the impeachment trial in the United Senate could be coming to an end today. Or at least that’s what early indications are. Despite Democrats’ attempts to stall, and drag this charade out as long as possible to “leave a permanent stain on Donald Trump”, they have once again appear to have failed.

On Wednesday of this week, Alaska Senator, Lisa Murkowski met with Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, and coming out of the meeting, she seemed to be siding on not asking for witnesses. Earlier, Colorado Senator, Cory Gardner also indicated that he did not at this time feel the need for witnesses was pressing. That left three Senators still waffling; Susan Collins from Maine, Mitt Romney from Utah, and Lamar Alexander from Tennessee. And word is that Alexander will most likely fall in line on the vote to not have witnesses.

That would mean that if the vote were held later today, only two of the four needed Republican defectors, at most, would be siding with the Democrats, and the proposition of holding a second investigation because the House failed at their turn, would also go down in flames. And, there is rumblings that once that vote is taken, and then defeated, the Republicans in the Senate will move to vote on conviction almost immediately. Now, that may not take place directly after the witness vote. There very well may be hours upon hours of debate between the Senators, in which the Democrats will try once again to sway…are you ready for it…up to 20 of the 53 Republican Senators to join them in convicting Donald Trump.

Actually, now that I think about it, that’s not quite true. There are a few Democrats that are strongly considering not voting to convict. Joe Manchin from West Virginia is one of them, and so is Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona. Both are from states that Donald Trump won handedly in 2016, and both have shown themselves (though Sinema IS very liberal) to be rather moderate in their Senate votes! So, maybe the Democrats would have to get 23 or even 24 Republicans to jump ship, which is about as likely as you being chosen for an upcoming Mars mission.

What all of that means is, this impeachment hoax could be over by the end of the weekend. It could mean that once again, Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and Nancy Pelosi have egg on their faces, and what every single pundit in Washington DC has said from the very beginning of this thing will hold true. Donald Trump will have been exonerated of all charges against him.

Now, the question I have is, what have we learned from this? What has come from this that is of any substantive value? I can’t think of anything that’s gone on except to waste three and a half months of our Congress’ time over something so lame-brain, something so inane, something so unprofessional and immature as what the Democrats have done. And in the end, it’s not going to stop the Senate for investigating Hunter or Joe Biden. God forbid Biden wins the nomination and wins the White House, where the Republicans will most likely move to impeach him over the whole Barisma deal. In the end, you’ve seen what Democrat leadership has brought us. A waste of two years.

Hopefully, the American public will remember what they’ve done…or should I say, haven’t done with their opportunity to lead, and remove them from leadership positions in the House of Representatives.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Truth ALWAYS Comes Out!

You would think Democrats would learn by now, especially in Washington DC that the truth always eventually comes out. Somehow though, in a rush to try and over-play their hand, they are always screwing up in that regard.

Think back if you will, to this past Supreme Court nomination. Remember the grilling that Brett Kavanaugh underwent, as it was alleged that he made sexually inappropriate moves on someone while he was in college. At least that’s what she said. No one at the party remembered the moves. The person that made the accusation’s best friend never remembered anything wrong. In fact, the person that made the accusation apparently didn’t even really remember much herself. Only that she was sure that Brett Kavanaugh was to blame. Of course, when the truth came out, the whole thing was fiction, it was a lie made up by Democrats to try and stall the nomination of a conservative to replace a relatively moderate justice. It didn’t work.

The Democrats are using the same playbook here. In an effort to try and get witnesses, and especially former National Security Adviser, John Bolton to testify in front of the Senate, they waited and waited, and conveniently got a “bombshell” dropped on the proceedings when a leaked copy of Bolton’s upcoming book was giving to the New York Times. In it, this unpublished, and unsubstantiated book said that Bolton recalls President Trump trying to withhold money to Ukraine until they initiated an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden and their corrupt nature. This was going to be the big bombshell that proved the Democrats were right! And the media rushed to get in front of any camera or microphone they could find in order to deliver this damning news about Trump!

Alas…like the Kavanaugh story, it appears that this one was also made up. First of all, the folks in the CIA and the NSA have basically told Bolton that there are parts of that book that fall under the “Top Secret” category, and therefore, cannot be told. Whether or not that involves the part that was quoted for the Times article is unclear. But it looks like the book needs to be re-edited before it’s release.

Second, apparently the diffusing of this bombshell came only 24 hours later, when an interview John Bolton did with Radio Free Europe emerged. Here’s what he said in that interview:

“I will be meeting President Zelensky. He and President Trump have already spoken twice. The president called to congratulate President Zelensky on his election and on his success in the parliamentary election,” Bolton said in August 2019.

“They were very warm and cordial calls,” Bolton said. “We’re hoping they’ll be able to meet in Warsaw for a few minutes together, because the success of Ukraine, maintaining its free, its system of representative government, a free-market economy, a free of corruption, and dealing with the problems of the Danbass in the Crimea are high priorities here, obviously, but high priorities for the United States, as well.”

Now, I ask you. Does that sound like a man that believe that there was a quid pro quo? Is that someone who is accusing the President of the United States of being guilty of “abuse of power” or of obstruction of Congress?

Now, Democrats are back-pedaling once again. Their big story, the big lie has already been unraveled. It’s been torn apart, just like the Kavanaugh rape story was…just like the Mueller Report was…just like every “bombshell” that was supposed to be the undoing of this president. No, Democrats need to learn one thing. When you are going to charge someone with something, and you’re going to allege something terrible against them, you should vet your charge first and make sure it’s the truth because someone out there is going to dig in this day and age, and they’ll find out what the truth really is. And once again, Democrats have egg all over their face!

So, OK Mitt Romney, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski. Let’s see how badly you want John Bolton to be a witness now?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!