Would Biden’s Social Security Fix Work?

And before I answer that question, just let me say, this is probably the first time since Joe Biden took office that he’s given out a solution to what our country is facing that I could actually live with. Not that it would ever come to fruition. Not that it’s actually feasible. But Biden has a four-point plan to fix Social Security. And truthfully, except for the fact that it doesn’t “fix” Social Security, it’s not all that bad.

Let’s examine it, shall we?

The first thing Biden wants to do is to increase taxes (NO! REALLY???) on people making $400,000 or more (and actually, it’s COUPLES making $400,000 or more). That much is necessary because Social Security is dying. As to WHY it’s dying, there are really only two reasons. First is the people that are getting Social Security have been expanded to more than just retirees. Second, the federal government has been raiding the Social Security accounts ever since the money started flowing into them. Why? Because they could…and because the account was just one big slush fund of money. Had individual accounts been used where YOUR money was in YOUR account, they never would have touched it. But Biden is right that somebody needs to increase the financial contribution into the Social Security account.

Second thing Biden wants to do is change the cost of living index that’s used. Currently, the government uses a thing called a CPI-W, which is the index for urban workers and clerical workers. There is nothing necessarily either urban or clerical about the retirees. What Biden wants to do (and should have done back in 1975 when they made the change to CPI-W) is change it to CPI-E for elderly cost of living. Those in retirement have a much different cost basis in their lives than someone working. Healthcare costs are usually the number one expense, but that’s not reflected in the current CPI-W model. So, when healthcare costs go up 35%, and inflation overall is 4%, retirees get a 4% raise and see a 35% increase in the amount taken out of the Social Security checks to pay for Medicare. This move would fix that. It would also increase the cost of the Social Security program.

Third thing Biden wants to do is increase the “Primary Insurance Amount” based on age. Starting at age 78 and going to 82, the PIA amount would increase by 1% a year over the five years. Since 80% of the amount you spend on healthcare occurs in the last 20% of your life, it becomes the biggest struggle for retirees. Again, this increases the cost of the Social Security program, and doesn’t necessarily keep it running longer.

And finally, Biden wants to boost the special minimum benefit. If you were a lower paid worker, and never made much for the 30 years or more that you were on the job, you can never make more than $1,033.50 a month (plus cost of living increases). Biden wants to up that because that’s only a little more than $12,000 a year, and the poverty level is $14,580 for a single person. So, he wants to increase the minimum amount you can make through Social Security to 125% of the poverty level. Again, this helps seniors, but doesn’t do a damn thing in keep Social Security solvent.

In fact, the Urban Institute, a Washington-based think tank has said that Biden’s plan would only extend the life of Social Security an additional five years. Then it’s broke. So it’s not a real solution. There needs to be some other things added to his four-point plan.

First of all, Social Security should be a needs-based program. If you’re net worth is say $1,500,000 or more, you shouldn’t be getting a check for Social Security. You have enough to live on. Yes, you paid into it, but should you really take from someone that needs it and doesn’t have other money? That was after all, the original intent of Social Security. It was to make sure that the widows of those men that were working would be taken care of after the men died off.

Second, it needs to go back to what it was originally intended to be. We need to stop all of the disability payments, and the payments to the kids who’s parent passed away while they were still a minor. While that money is great for the kid, it shortens the life of the program immeasurably.

And, Congress needs to come clean. Democrats have argued for years that they don’t want to see Social Security “privatized”, meaning they don’t want to see it invested in the stock markets. Why? You’ve heard all of the noise about people like Nancy Pelosi making millions in the stock market, right? Why would you deny seniors that ability? And what’s really stupid in that line of thinking is that everyone in the workplace that currently has a 401k is already IN the stock market. That’s where the money, or most of it, is invested. To not allow that to happen is ridiculous!

While I’m on Congress’ case, they need to set up individual accounts for people that are just getting into Social Security. That way, the money will be there for them. And a law needs to be passed that Congress can’t touch that money for any reason, ever! That money belongs to the eventual retiree. If they were to pass away before reaching retirement age, the money is added to their beneficiary’s account. It’s not there for Congress to raid. That has to stop now.

And, there has to be a plan for Congress to pay back the money they’ve stolen from the retirees. I’m sure it’s in the trillions of dollars by now, but it’s something they need to do. They cry about how America pays it’s debts, but yet, they don’t have a problem stealing from the most vulnerable people in their own country. How shameful! Those people should be locked away!

Social Security was a Democrat idea back in the 1940’s (thanks, FDR!), and as such, it has ballooned, like every single Democrat program into a unwieldy monster that has a life of it’s own and still grows each and every day. Fixing it? There is no way to really fix it that is going to cost less than $22 trillion in a lot of estimates. And we have Democrats to thank for that.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

If I Were A Democrat…

If I were a Democrat, I’d be very worried about my party’s chances right about now. Oh, I know, we would have those tricks up our sleeves…those mail-in ballots that just seem to be dumped in a closet somewhere and not discovered until the election were really close and it looks like we might lose it. But when I sit back and try very hard with an unbiased eye to look at the state of affairs in our country today, I would be very worried if I were them.

And I don’t think it’s getting any better.

Just look at the polling, and that’s reason enough to be jittery. I know that polling today isn’t that credible because everyone lies to the pollsters. I mean, heck, I do. But when I look at the things America is telling one pollster who sends me their results all of the time, I’m wondering why in the world Democrats have any sort of hold on the country. Here’s just a sample:

Voters fear the US Government almost as much as they do foreign spies.

74% of us remain either very concerned or concerned about gasoline prices as we enter the summer driving season. I don’t know about where you are, but gas here in the desert is right at the $5 a gallon mark. And that 74% say that they support policies to increase US oil and gas production!

73% of us feel that Biden’s age is going to be a serious problem for Democrats in the 2024 election, including 49% that say it’s a “very serious problem”. Only 25% say it’s not a problem.

So, if I were a Democrat, I’d be worried that my party was on the wrong side of the bed with the rest of America. That doesn’t usually bode well for us to win elections.

Then I look at the presidential race. I see an 80-something old man that has no energy, no zip in his step, doesn’t hold news conferences, needs to have cheat sheets to tell him who to call on when he DOES talk to the press, and has, by accounts of major network and polling group surveys, the lowest presidential approval rating since they started taking the polls. And I worry that he’s not going to be able IF elected, to finish his second term, leaving us with a Vice President that is nothing more than a Chatty Cathy doll, with a very irritating laugh track.

I get worried when I see the storm brewing over Hunter Biden, and how it could pull the president into the mix. I wonder how we ever got to the point when the Democrats could be facing the worst scandal in US history, with a sitting president being accused of, and later proven to be involved in a bribery scandal. I wonder how Hunter Biden stays out of jail with over 80% of America feeling that he’s deserving of an orange jumpsuit.

I get worried when I sit and watch other Democrats worry about Biden’s abilities to govern, even today, and then do nothing about jumping in to save the party. I mean, yes, there’s Robert Kennedy Jr. He’s never held an elected office before. He’s an environmental attorney with an aversion to vaccines that failed the bar exam. He is a former heroin addict. He’s a terrible speaker, suffering from spasmodic dysphonia, a rare vocal box disease. And then we’ve got Marianne Williamson, one of the worst candidates next to K-baby Harris on the planet. Why hasn’t anyone else jumped in to save the party?

As a Democrat I worry about the left wing fringe of the party that seems to be taking it for a long ride down a very deep and dark rabbit hole. We’re doing things now that just don’t make any sense, and America knows it. Alvin Bragg indicting the former president for what? Sleeping with some porn star and then paying her off to keep quiet about it? What’s illegal about that? It seems to me that most of Washington would be guilty of that one. Wouldn’t Bragg be better serving his constituency if he cleaned up the rampant crime in New York City?

And those are just SOME of the things I would worry about…IF I were a Demcrat!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Will Hunter’s Problems Make A Difference?

Hunter Biden appears to be in a world of hurt. He’s got investigations that have been going on for five years or so. And he’s got to be an embarrassment to his family…he just has to regardless what they say in public. You know when it comes to private discussions in some Wilmington, Delaware basement, Hunter gets called out on the carpet for the stupid stuff he’s done. Then again, Joe’s probably put him up to a lot of it, right?

But the over-riding question is, will it make a difference in the 2024 campaign?

I know the feeling that most of the conservatives out there have. There are two sets of rules…one for us, and one for them. You can go back to Hillary Clinton and see that anything and everything she and Bill did was gone unpunished. OK, so they lost their law license. That was such a big deal? They weren’t making squat with it anyway. It was only after they left the White House, and Hillary and Bill came up with the “pay to play” scam when she was Secretary of State that they really started making the big bucks. But they never got charged with anything. Will Hunter? Some talking heads are saying they are close to reaching a deal of a few misdemeanors and maybe one felony for tax evasion. But will Hunter spend any time in a jumpsuit because of it? I doubt it.

And the bigger question is, will it make a difference with Joe Biden running for president in 2024? Again, I doubt it. If you were to go back in time to the early 1970’s, you’d find an entirely different attitude toward politicians that broke the law. Look at what Richard Nixon did. Do you honestly think that covering up a Watergate break-in was more serious than the stuff we’ve been looking at over the past decade? Politicians that pay for phony dossiers to be written claiming that their opponent was a Russian agent? That’s not serious? Nixon lost the presidency because he covered up Watergate. I don’t think it’s ever been proven that he actually planned it or even knew about it before it happened. He did indeed help to cover it up. So, all of the crap the Clinton’s did…all of the crap the Obama’s did…all of the crap that Biden is supposed to have done don’t rise to that standard? Really?

Our nation needs to figure out what we are going to do. If we are going to become a “Northern Ireland” of sorts where it doesn’t matter what the debate is about, either you’re with one side or the other, then we are doomed to fail as a nation. We have always been a nation of laws. And we have pretty much followed those laws. When someone gets out of line, we prosecute them and if they were found guilty, we send their sorry butts to jail.

So, if indeed Joe Biden is guilty of taking bribes, as has been alleged by whistleblowers, when he was Vice President, is he going to wear an orange jumpsuit? If you go back to Spiro Agnew, he resigned as Vice President when he was charged with one count of tax evasion, and was sentenced to…are you ready for this? $10,000 in fines, and had been placed on three years unsupervised probation. Is that what is going to happen to Joe Biden? Back then Agnew resigned his office BEFORE he was ever found guilty and then disbarred, with the judge calling him, “morally obtuse”. Will Biden receive the same name calling? I doubt it.

And will it make a difference in the outcome of our presidential election next year? Again, I doubt it. We are so divided as a country right now, that what Donald Trump said in the run up to the 2016 election is actually very close to being true. Remember when he said, “I could shoot somebody on 5th Avenue and not be charged!” I think he was probably right.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Hunter Has Screwed The Pooch

Hunter Biden cannot be a very smart man. Either that or the drugs he’s ingested over his lifetime have done a severe number on him. Case in point. He wanted to actually LOWER the amount of child support he pays to Lunden Roberts for his illegitimate daughter, Navy.

And it could be the thing that starts the dominoes to fall.

Hunter was paying Lunden some $20,000 a month to help raise Navy, a child that neither Hunter, nor his mom and dad (that would be Jill & Joe Biden) want anything to do with. They don’t even acknowledge her. They’ll take Hunter on trips to China, or the Caribbean, or Ireland, where he is seen climbing the steps of Air Force One, but they won’t even mention Navy. And this is a couple that professes to love children? At least Jill has said that. Joe just sniffs their hair for some weird fettish.

Let’s get into the weeds on this. The judge in the case, Holly Meyer, isn’t going to treat Hunter with kid gloves. This past week, both Hunter and Lunden appeared in an Arkansas courtroom run by Meyer. She basically told Hunter she wanted to see all of his income. She wanted to know the details of the information contained on that infamous laptop. And she wanted him to keep showing up in person in her courtroom throughout the trial. All because Hunter wanted to lower the amount he was paying. Yet he just sold a painting in New York for some $58,000 to some unknown buyer (we never learn the buyers’ names).

What is going to be the whole lynchpin here is Hunter’s inability to do the right thing. He had a torrid affair with his brother’s wife Hallie after Beau died, then five years ago, had a brief affair with Lunden that produced Navy, while she was a stripper. He’s 53 years old, she’s 32. Not saying age has anything to do with it, but it does. The guy just makes terrible decisions in life. And he always has. Even though Joe says he’s the smartest guy he ever knew. That’s not saying a lot for the people Joe knows!

So, what can possibly come of all of this? Well, first of all, it looks like Judge Meyer is at the very least going to get her hands on that laptop, or the information contained therein. Second, it looks like Hunter Biden’s income streams are going to become public record, because this trial is open to anyone that wants to sit in the courtroom and listen. And we’re going to learn just how much money Hunter has made from the Ukrainians and the Chinese and where that money went. He says he’s so broke he had to get rid of his Porsche. We’ll have to wait and see on that one.

It could just be the domino that starts the others falling, and will probably do so during primary season for Joe. Just when he wants to have a clean shot at reelection and at Donald Trump again, he could be forced to come clean on Biden Inc. It won’t be a pretty picture. If the rumors are true (and they ARE just rumors at this point), and Biden Inc. has made millions from foreign governments and have spread the money around to at least nine other Bidens, then this is going to be something that will make Watergate look like one of Joe Biden’s stories about how he graduated law school at the top of his class (he didn’t…he ended up near the bottom of the class).

But you want to know the interesting point in all of this? Take a look back at three presidential elections, 2016, 2020, and 2024. If Trump and Biden face off again, it will be the first time in the history of our country that in each of those three presidential elections, EACH of the two party’s candidates for president have been investigated for criminal activity. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in 2016. Donald Trump and Joe Biden the next two elections. Is this where our country is headed?

When are we as a country going to learn to stop nominating criminals and thieves for our nation’s top office? And when are we going to start punishing those that are guilty of the thievery and the crimes? Are we saying that it’s OK for Hillary Clinton to be involved in a pay-to-play scandal when she was Secretary of State? Is it OK for her to skate on having a private email server in her basement, but others that had non-secured email servers are going to have to atone for their actions? Is it OK for Donald Trump or Joe Biden to have affairs and still be president (it seems to me to be almost a requirement these days!) And is it OK for these candidates to take top secret documents with them when they leave office and store them, sometimes in an open box in a garage?

It’s time America stops playing politics and starts governing. Period.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems Taking Issue With Abortion Pill Ruling

You have to say this about Democrats…if they don’t get their way one way, they’ll use whatever work around they have until they find one that works. And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and her socialist liberal pals have once again proven that to be the case.

Democrats of all stripes are telling the Biden administration to ignore a court order that told the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to stop producing and making the abortion pill mifepristone available.

Now, you have to understand, this was a federal court judge that issued the ruling. He heard the case from both sides, and decided, based on what the Supreme Court said when they dismantled Roe v. Wade, that the FDA could no longer make this pill available on a nation-wide basis. It’s a states’ issue, and the states each have to decide whether or not they are going to allow this pill to be produced.

AOC’s comment occurred on CNN, “I believe that the Biden administration should ignore this ruling because deeply partisan judges have engaged in unprecedented and dramatic erosion of the legitimacy of the courts, calling the ruling unfounded.” 

Now, that would raise a lot of eyebrows in most circles. It actually did raise Anderson Cooper’s eyebrows. He asked AOC whether we should live in a country that just ignored what the courts deemed as legal or illegal. AOC’s response? The judge was using a “power grab”.

OK, so I’m starting to understand the picture a little better now. If a judge rules against what the Democrats want, they just want to ignore the ruling and do what they want to do. If the Democrats win something, and the GOP wants to call it a power grab, then the Democrats want to trash the GOP for trying to undermine the “rule of law in this country”. So, as has been said numerous times in numerous places, there seems to be two systems of justice. There is the Democrat system which is, we get to do what we want, and whatever the courts or the Constitution says be damned. Then you’ve got the Republican system which is they have to follow the law to the letter or get blasted by Democrats for trying to use a power grab, and usurp the rule of law.

Am I the only one that sees this as a tad bit hypocritical? And it’s not just this particular case that is upsetting to me. It’s a lot of cases. Take Joe Biden’s total disregard for the law when it comes to the southern border. Take Alvin Bragg’s total disregard for the law when he says he won’t prosecute certain crimes because they are committed more often than not by persons of color. It doesn’t matter what the rule of law says to these folks. It has to do with the fact that it isn’t what the Democrats want. So, like with election laws, if you don’t get your way, change the rules so they fit your narrative.

That is no way to run a country, folks. We either live in a nation where we ALL abide by ALL the laws, or we don’t. And if the Democrats are able to choose the laws they want to follow, so can you and I. That means that if you don’t want to pay income taxes, you should be able to use AOC’s words in court when the IRS comes knocking at your door, and tell them that you’re going to ignore tax law.

Likewise, if you live in Chicago, which has the nation’s toughest anti-gun laws, you can certainly carry a gun openly on the South Side of the Windy City by declaring that you don’t agree with the law so you are going to simply ignore it. It doesn’t matter what the left decides the laws are in their town. You have the ability, apparently to decide for yourself whether or not you want to follow it.

In a word, what I’ve just described is “anarchy”. It works far less often than socialism, which never works anywhere in the world.

I’m hoping that AOC finds out rather quickly that if she chooses to break a law, there will be someone there to prosecute her for it and send her rear end to jail. You don’t get to choose what laws you follow and what laws you don’t. And that doesn’t matter if you’re the president of the United States, a dumber than a box of rocks Congressman from New York, or you or me. It’s just the way our country works.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden: “Blame Trump!”

If I asked you to come up with three words that would describe what an American President should be, what three words would you choose? I came up with “Strong”, “Honest”, “Intelligent”. Now, think of three words to describe the current sitting president. Mine are “Corrupt”, “Weak”, and “Dishonest”. And you can point to one specific day in history that shows exactly all three words…that day is August 30, 2021.

That’s the day the United States left Afghanistan.

The Biden administration just released “action reports” on Thursday that outline what they did and what they didn’t do regarding the absolute abortion of a withdrawal from Afghanistan almost two years ago. The first thing it said was it blamed Donald Trump for putting them in the mess in the first place.


Yup. Eight months after Donald Trump had left the White House, moved to Mar-A-Lago, and spent his days playing golf, the US left Afghanistan. They did it rough-shod. they had very little planning. The generals in the Pentagon all told Joe Biden that he should leave 2,500 troops behind in Kabul as a “transitionary force”. He decided against that, and pushed that everyone be out by the end of August, “because that’s the date Donald Trump set”. It’s obvious that he really isn’t in control because if he were, he would have said, “Just because Trump said we had to be out by the end of August doesn’t make it so…he’s not president any longer”. Instead, he had to go on television and say to the American people that “This was my decision, and I stand by it and accept the consequences.” Remember that?

And now, almost two years later, Biden has his agencies that were involved write an action report that says that the administration was “proud” of their actions. :Proud? Yup. That’s what Admiral John Kirby said at the podium in the press briefing room on Thursday. In fact, he puffed out his chin when he said it to add emphasis to it. Proud of their actions! Because Donald Trump had set the date. How lily-livered piece of crap cowardice can you get?

You know, Harry Truman, the last good Democrat to lead the nation, had a sign on his desk that said, “The Buck Stops Here”. Forty some odd years later, Bill Clinton had one that said, “The Buck Never Got Here”. And today, you’ve got Joe Biden. His sign says, “It’s Donald Trump’s fault!” What a wimp!

Here’s what happened, factually since August 30, 2021. We lost 13 brave servicemen because of Biden’s inability to come up with a cognitive plan to leave Afghanistan. Hundreds of both Americans and Afghan interpreters that had helped the American cause for two decades were left behind, even though Biden swore no Americans would be. They finally got out, we think. Beyond that, we witnessed hundreds of Afghans running after a C-17 Globemaster plane, trying to climb on board to escape the Taliban.

We allowed the Taliban to handle the security at the airport America chose to leave from. They could have left from Bagram Air Force Base, which was incredibly secure. Instead, they chose to leave from Hamad Karzai International Airport in Kabul, with the Taliban deciding who got onto the airport grounds, and who didn’t.

And notices what happened AFTER. Russia started amassing troops on the Ukraine border. China started making noise about reuniting with Taiwan. North Korea started testing missiles again after stopping all testing under Trump. Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea all saw the weak response Biden had when it came to leaving Afghanistan. They realized that if they were going to invade other countries, now would be the time to do so. They never attempted such a move under Donald Trump. But Biden was weak. He was a coward. And he remains a coward to this day. Need more proof? Who runs a campaign for president from their basement? Who goes out and holds rallies with 12 people in attendance? Only a weak, spineless person with not a care in the world about how we are viewed internationally. That is Joe Biden.

I certainly hope Americans remember what caused all of the current troubles in our country. It was the election of arguably the weakest candidate in American history. I would submit he’s also cemented a position at the bottom of the 46 men that have held that position so far in our country’s history!

Carry on world, I’m disgusted today, and you’re dismissed!

Liberal Media Crying Over Indictment

I wanted to wait and comment on this after a few days of the media getting to digest the fact that Alvin Bragg’s indictment of Donald Trump didn’t really have any special ticking time bomb. There wasn’t anything earth shattering about it. It was what everyone had been talking about for weeks…Donald Trump was being indicted for paying hush money to Stormy Daniels in an attempt to hide it from Milania, and not get it hushed up for the election.

And boy, was I surprised.

It didn’t matter who you watched, or where you turned. I might have been watching Newsmax as far as watching Jen “Circle Back” Psaki on MSNBC! There she was, decrying the fact that her liberal buddies need to make sure to let this thing play out, and not go crazy either way. No cheerleading over the indictments, and no crying in their beers. It was as though I was watching Harold Ford Jr. on The Five! And that was just the beginning.

CNN had the same thing. Jake Tapper, certainly not one to be in bed with Trump on anything, asked the former counsel to US Assistant Attorney General, Carrie Cordero what she thought of the indictments. She called the charges “a little underwhelming”. Joy Reid, Morning Joe, Poppy Harlow, John King, and Wolf Blitzer all had the basic same reaction… “Meh!”

Over at Fox News, they weren’t what I would call “gleeful”, but not even socialist, Juan Williams could mount much support for Alvin Bragg. In fact, overall, I really can’t tell you, other than the fact that the liberals are excited to see Trump have to go through the whole ordeal, they are really kind of taken back and ashamed that there is so little to this whole thing. And about the only thing they can fall back on is, “Well, it WAS the weakest of the four investigations going on.”

But what it’s going to do is going to be interesting, and a lot has to do with what New York Superior Court Judge, Juan Merchan, and how he wants to handle things. Trump has called him “a Trump hater”. There’s no doubt the guy is liberal as the day is long. But with the world watching, he appears to at the very least be giving an air of unbiased judicial temperament. But there will be several motions made by the defense team that will be interesting to see how he rules on. The first being to dismiss the trial outright for the fact that a) the statute of limitations has expired; b) the “felony” part of this was bogus to begin with; c) Bragg hasn’t pointed to any crime that has been committed; and d) Bragg has no jurisdiction to try anything to do with federal elections.

Beyond that, if Merchan rules against Trump’s team on those issues, he has to decide whether or not to move the trial. Trump’s folks want it moved to Staten Island, a much more conservative area of the city than Manhattan. And then there is the whole issue of what happens if the trial actually is allowed to proceed, which many talking head attorneys aren’t betting on. Most are saying this case will never get to trial.

So, that’s the spin from all of the liberal cable news outlets as well as Fox News and Newsmax. The question that is still out there is, what happens to all of this if the trial doesn’t go forward? One would have to believe that Trump would be crowing about this through election day 2024 proving just how corrupt the Deep State is, and how he needs to be reelected so he can continue to drain the swamp. Most Americans, some 70% believe that this whole sham was created just because of politics, not because of any wrong-doing. However some 60% think Trump did do something wrong. Of course, the numbers are very similar to Joe Biden’s and yes, even Hillary Clinton’s circumstances. So, it appears that if you’re going to be president, you have to have some sort of criminal activity going on in your past. And that my friends, is a very sad statement to make!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Did Bragg Just Get Trump Reelected?

Alvin Bragg hates Donald Trump. Oh, I’m sure it’s something that maybe years of psychotherapy could help him with, but he’s a Trump-hater. And he campaigned on a promise that he was going to “get Trump” somehow in New York State. He was going to do it in the worst way.

And he did.

It was the worst possible way to get someone…through entirely political means. We now know that according to the unsealed indictment of the former president, that there were 34 different charges that he defrauded the people of New York by paying off a porn star to keep her quiet while he ran for president. There’s only one problem.

He did it using personal money.

According to Trump’s lawyers, and to Trump himself, he paid Stormy Daniels off with his own money. It wasn’t from the Trump Corporation, and it wasn’t campaign funds. So, Alvin Bragg is going to have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Donald Trump DID pay Daniels off through one of those two means. See, there’s no crime in paying someone hush money, even in the middle of a campaign. Just like there is nothing illegal in paying off someone from another country to write a totally false dossier against your opponent, and then decrying that they are a Russian spy.

And what Alvin Bragg did by indicting Donald Trump, whether or not he wanted to, was he pretty much guaranteed that Trump would be the GOP nominee come next summer if not actually got him elected president. I know that’s a stretch, so let me outline it for you.

Everyone in the Republican party, from Mike Pence to Jeb Bush has come out in support of Donald Trump on this. Not because they have an undying love for Trump. But it’s because it’s all politically motivated and that’s not a reason to have someone indicted on a criminal charge. If that were the case, Mitch McConnell, AOC, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Cruz, and about 500 others in Washington DC would be wearing orange jumpsuits right about now.

The reason they rushed to Trump’s defense was because this was a miscarriage of justice. It was plain wrong to do, and Bragg stepped over the line. Now, you’ve got people like Ron DeSantis or Mike Pence, or Mike Pompeo, who may have entered the race, and still may up the road, rethinking their decision to run. Trump is going to become much too popular to beat. Why? Simple. The party, and a majority of those independent voters that will come to his aid want to try and right the wrong that’s been foisted on him by an out of touch with reality District Attorney.

So, the odds of Trump getting the nominee just went through the roof. And when this thing plays out, and it has the same outcome as the Russia Collusion hoax, and the two impeachments, a lot of independent voters, whether they originally liked Trump or not, are going to want to throw their vote to him to stave off this injustice in our supposedly “blind” judicial system.

Do you know why it is that Joe Biden, John Kriby, and Karine Jean-Pierre are all silent on the matter? They know the travesty of justice that this is. Anything they say will kill them and become fodder for the right. If they come out in support of Trump, that this was nothing more than a weak over-reach, they damage their own chances. If they come out against Trump, they are going to be vilified like Bragg is already being vilified. So, they sit quietly and don’t say a word. That’s actually the smartest thing they can do right now.

If Donald Trump gets elected president, it will certainly have played a part in his election. He will have one of his biggest nemesis to thank for it. And it’s all because of an asinine campaign promise that Bragg made to become Manhattan District Attorney. He wants to decriminalize rape, murder, theft, and car jackings in the Big Apple, but he does want to chase down political opponents for less crimes than jaywalking.

I will say this. I was in a way hoping that there would have been something more substantial than paying off a porn star for their silence in those sealed indictments. The media all said that there should be something more. There wasn’t. In the end, Bragg proved to the world that he doesn’t have the chops to be the District Attorney in Manhattan, or Moose Jaw. He’s a political hack. And that’s all he’ll ever be.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Alvin Bragg Slow On The Uptake

I don’t know what kind of person Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg is, but I can tell you what he isn’t. He isn’t very intelligent. I know that because of the stupidity he is displaying in deciding to indict Donald Trump on charges we just aren’t aware of yet (or at least at the time I’m writing this). Either that, or he believes the narrative that this indictment will help get Trump the nomination, and he’s like a lot of Democrats that feel if Trump goes up against Biden again, it will give the same results.

Alvin Bragg isn’t a very smart man.

First of all, let’s take a look at the indictment, or at the very least what we believe the indictment to be. If he’s trying to tie Trump to paying off porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet as he ran for president back in 2016, he’s going to miss the boat. The statute of limitations on either a misdemeanor or a felony in the state of New York has run out. He can’t prosecute on those grounds. If, however, as I’ve heard, he wants to tie this to a federal charge, again, he’s out of luck because that needs to come from the feds. He has no standing in a New York court on a federal charge. That needs to go to federal courts. So, from the beginning, Alvin Bragg must have missed an awful lot of L-1 in Law School.

Secondly, let’s look at the situation that this indictment puts Trump in. Now, I can’t believe that Trump actually wants to go through with this, but let’s say he does. It will actually do what Trump has always loved, and that’s to stay in front of the camera, get all the newspaper coverage, or radio coverage or internet chatter that’s available. He’s a firm believer in the philosophy that “I don’t care what you say about me, spell my name right!”. Yes, that’s ego driven. But with Trump, it does make a difference.

Donald Trump has said over and over again, that he knew he’d be indicted, and he knew it would fail. So, he doesn’t really seem to care that it’s happening. But what he also knows that Bragg is obviously too stupid to understand is that it is going to help him get the GOP nomination in the long run. Republicans, Independents, and even moderate Democrats are going to see this as an overreach by an over-zealous George Soros backed prosecutor, who has this visceral hatred of the guy, and will do anything to bring him down, even if it’s politically motivated. I think Trump may be right on this one. This is Donald Trump’s strategy for winning the nomination and then he can use it to face Joe Biden in the general election. And don’t think for a minute that he won’t be tying Biden to Bragg in this.

Pundits have been saying for the past couple of weeks how this was the weakest of the four investigations going on regarding Donald Trump. The other three were the whole January 6th thing, the Georgia elections thing, and the Mar-A-Lago secret documents thing. Interestingly enough, Jonathon Turley, a well-thought of attorney in his own right, says that the Mar-A-Lago investigation should prove to be the most damning to Trump. Interestingly enough, it’s basically the same case that Joe Biden is going to be facing if they decide to indict Trump on that one! And now that precedent has been set to indict a former president, it’s a short hop to indict a sitting president.

Which leads me to my last point, and actually the strongest argument for leaving Trump alone during this whole investigation phase. Remember the “Harry Reid Rule”? That’s what Harry Reid did while Majority Leader in the Senate, to allow Bobo Obama’s federal judicial nominations to get passed with less than 60 votes. It bit him in the backside after he retired, when Mitch McConnell made the small leap to including Supreme Court Justices in the Reid Rule. And that allowed not one, not two, but three conservative Supreme Court Justices to be sworn in to the high court that wouldn’t have been had Reid kept his mouth shut. Bragg is facing the same situation. If you’re going to indict a former president for “crimes”, then it’s a short step to indict a sitting president for the same thing. The precedent has already been made. And Joe Biden needs to worry, especially if he’s successful with his reelection bid. Who’s to say, if Trump is taken down by this indictment, that a conservative DA somewhere in this great land of ours couldn’t do the same thing to Biden? He will have legal precedent on his side that Bragg just doesn’t have.

Alvin Bragg is not a smart man. It’s not a racist comment. It’s the truth. The truth sometimes hurts, and this is going to prove to be one of those times, mark my words!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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 http://www.thetoptens.com)

  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, http://www.thetoptens.com 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!