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!

The China Problem

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, what’s the answer?

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

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

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

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Examining The Logic

Joe Biden decided that he was going to side with Republicans, much to the chagrin, and loud screaming of his Democrat allies in Congress. What was it which had the leftist socialists so up in arms? The fact that the District of Columbia’s city council decided to update a crime bill that included lowering the crime of car-jacking, and making it easy for perps to get out of jail once caught.

And Biden went along with it.

Now, as you probably know, Muriel Bowser, the mayor of DC, initially vetoed the bill, and it was passed nearly unanimously by the council to override her veto. Once that happened, Bowser, also a Democrat (do ANY Republicans live in DC?) decided that maybe the bill was okay, and went along with it. Now, in most constituencies in this country, if the city council overrode a mayoral veto, that would be that, right? But in DC, the federal government has the final say. And Republicans in the House of Representative said a resounding “NO” to the change in the crime bill.

There was no way that the Democrats could go along with it in the Senate because they didn’t have 60 votes, only 51. And it wasn’t clear what Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) were going to do. So, it went along the lines of the House of Representatives as well, denying the council’s change.

And then Joe Biden weighed in. He decided that he was in favor of not vetoing the Republican resolution of disapproval that would overturn that crime bill. And the howls started from the left.

I’m not surprised actually that Biden decided to get tough on crime in the District. He has a history of this sort of thing. First of all, wasn’t it Biden that wrote and supported a crime bill in the US Senate back in 1994? Wasn’t that the crime bill that sent hundreds if not thousands of blacks to jail for crimes they had committed? He was tough on crime then, why would Democrats think he had changed now?

Second, and probably more importantly, Biden needs to be seen as someone that can work with the other side. He consistently made that as part of his pitch back in 2020 when he was running. He said Trump couldn’t do that, but he had half a century of history showing he could. Well, he chose this particular bill in order to do that. And if he gets on a debate stage somewhere against a Republican candidate in the 2024 election and is questioned on his ability to work across the aisle, it’s another arrow that he has.

I think personally what upset the Democrats is that they voted to back the DC council’s action before Biden had come out and said he wasn’t going to veto the bill. That makes the Democrats look weak on crime, already a note the Republicans are crying loud and clear. And they can use the Democrats’ votes against them in their next election campaign. Crime is still a big issue in this country, and the fact that Democrats fell face first into this mess wasn’t Biden’s fault necessarily, it was the Democrats in Congress’ fault. Hell, even DC’s Mayor was against the bill coming out of council until it ultimately passed!

No, the Democrats have no one to blame but themselves on this one. Yes, they’re unhappy with Biden because it looks like he hung them out to dry on this one, and he probably did. But his reasoning is going to be that he hung them out to dry because they only assumed that he’d be vetoing it. He was protecting his own campaign ahead of protecting all of theirs. That may be viewed as a little self-centered, but hey, that’s politics in DC!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Tired Of The Lies!

Our country is in a quandary. We have “advanced” to the point where we are so far beyond where the Founding Fathers ever thought we’d end up, that we are off any page of any book by now. And there is one problem that is exacerbating the whole situation more than any other.

Lies.

When you look at it, the government has been lying to the American people for a very long period of time. I’m not talking just Democrats here, I’m talking the whole government. And the issues that we’ve been lied to about, are numerous. It’s not just one thing. There are a myriad of topics that government “spins” to give us their best view.

When you look at polls, I was amazed to believe that 61% of all Americans believe that government agents helped provoke the January 6th riots at the Capitol. And what that means is basically that most Americans feel that there were elements of the government that were undercover agents that spawned the riot at the Capitol building. The question is why? Were they Trump supporters that were upset over the election results? Were they leftists trying to get something to pin on Trump as he was ready to leave office? No one knows at this point.

Look at the lies Joe Biden has told us. My Lord, if you just take the lies that the guy has told over the last three years since he was running for president, about his own personal life, it’s staggering. Look at the lies that came out of Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee as they discussed behind closed doors impeaching Donald Trump a second time because of the Capitol riots. And what about the former Obama administration officials that lied to the American people saying they had proof that Donald Trump was a “Russian agent”, when they totally changed their tune in testifying before Congress on the subject.

Look at the lies we hear about in the media. How many stories has the three major cable news networks fabricated to get their ideology across, just in the last 10 years? You know, when our country was founded, the media was supposed to be the check on government. They were to be the spotlight that showed where the roaches were, so we could fumigate the place. That’s tough to do when they are lying to you and making up news stories that just aren’t true. Think about the journalists at the New York Times, and Washington Post, as well as CNN and MSNBC that have been fired for lying. I can count ten very easily, and they span Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. The names are as household as IBM, Microsoft, and McDonalds. And these are the spotlights of truth?

You know, my mother always told me that she could tell when I was lying as a child because I had a white ring around my mouth. I don’t know where she came up with that, but it worked. I realized at a very young age that lying was difficult. It fought the truth, which always seemed to come out. You ended up not just lying once, but you ended up spinning a whole web of deceit to cover the one lie you told. I’ve seen it happen thousands of times. And it’s usually not the first lie that catches the liar, it’s the subsequent mis-truths.

I’ve often said that the breakdown of the family, and the loss of religion in our society has been the root cause of the decline of America, and I still believe that. But one of the large by-products of that are the lies being told. How many times did Nancy Pelosi tell lies about bills that were being debated and passed in the House of Representatives? How many times did she lie about what happened to her husband, Paul, when he got beat up in his own home? Or how many lies were told about his car crash and subsequent DUI? The truth always comes out, and when it does, it’s always worse than if someone had told the truth.

I’m just tired of the lies we are hearing from a government that is supposed to serve and protect us. I can’t count on anyone in government to give me the truth. Hell, they can’t give each other the truth. Did COVID come from a lab in Wuhan or a wet market because of bats? They say they don’t have consensus because they don’t want the truth to be known. The question you have to ask is, why are you covering this up? What is it that you really don’t want us to know? And what will be our reaction up the road when we find out the truth to all of this? Will we accept it because they’re all just politicians? Or will we hold them accountable for their lies. It’s sickening.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

The Final Word On Student Loan Debt

You KNEW it was going to end up with SCOTUS, right? I mean, when Biden announced that he was going to wipe some $400 billion off the books, which was basically another lie because he was transferring it to the rest of America, you KNEW that the states weren’t going to go for that.

And they didn’t.

Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on why the government should and shouldn’t be allowed to wipe away the student loan debt. Initially, the plan is to drop up to $10,000 from anyone making $125,000 a year or less, or with a married filing jointly income of $250,000 or less. If the person had a Pell Grant, they could take up to $20,000 off what they owe.

OK, so that’s the plan, the numbers say that it’s going to cost us (you and me) about $400 billion over the next 30 years. Now, can anyone tell me the last time the government got the estimated cost of anything right? Buhler…Buhler… That’s right. The answer is never. They usually are two to five times below what the final costs are going to be. So, count on paying up to $2 trillion! The good news is, I’ll probably be dead in 30 years!

There are 40 million student loan borrowers in the country that are eligible for at least some forgiveness. If there is a silver lining in this anywhere it’s that 53% of them owe less than $10,000.

But the high court heard arguments Tuesday on two different levels. First there is the lawsuit from two students that have loan debt, but they wouldn’t benefit from all of the provisions. I really expect the high court to deny both of these petitioners their day. One of the students claims that they were denied because back in the day, their parents made too much money to qualify them for any relief. The other says she didn’t qualify because the loan was “privately held”.

The second part of the lawsuit is from six states, mostly in the midwest. They are fighting this on the basis that it’s not loan forgiveness, but rather a loan shift. It will still be paid back, only the US taxpayers will be the ones doing the paying. The fly in the ointment for the Biden administration (among others) is the fact that the President cannot pass new taxes. That requires Congress to get involved. So, if the money is being shifted to the taxpayers, that’s a tax increase. That’s illegal.

Of course, there is the moral aspect to this as well. No one held a gun to the head of these students and told them they HAD to take out a loan in the first place. They were totally free not to accept the terms of the agreement and to walk away. They chose not to do that. Another problem I personally have is that it sets a terrible precedent. If I take out a new mortgage loan on my house now, and decide in two years that I don’t have the money to pay for the loan, can I ask for a bailout? Why not? It’s been given to students because they were dumb enough to take it. Why not me?

And then of course, there is the fact that those are people that chose to get a higher education. It’s not like they were forced to go to college. And they could be forcing people who didn’t go to college to pay their debt. They also are forcing people like me that actually DID go to college, and DID pay back debt, to pay more debt. That’s debt that I frankly, didn’t incur, and shouldn’t have to pay back.

And finally, the straw that will break the camel’s back in this situation is the fact that Biden chose to use the “Emergency Clause”, which isn’t even written for students. It became law because of people serving overseas in the armed services. If they got into trouble paying back a loan because they were serving their country, they could have the loan or a part of it forgiven. It has nothing to do with college students. And of course, the fact that Biden tied it to the COVID pandemic, when he claims is over, and is officially set to end (according to the government) on May 11th. If there is no longer an “emergency”, then why do we need to have loan forgiveness? The students haven’t had to make payments on the loan since Donald Trump incorporated the waiver back in 2020 when the pandemic first hit. Biden keeps kicking the can down the road with extensions on waiving payments.

I would be very surprised by anything less than a 6-3 repudiation of Biden’s attempt to bypass the Constitution and impose a tax on America without Congress’ consent. Mark my words, no one will be getting their student loan debt forgiven. Bet the kids’ college fund on it! You can collect in early July when the ruling is released.

Carry on world…you’re dismiss.

Biden’s Fallacy With EV’s

Joe Biden has a love affair with the Electric Vehicles. As a tried and true believer that automobiles are one of the major causes of climate change, and totally not buying into the fact that climate does indeed change (it’s what defines it as climate in the first place), Biden is convinced that we need to get rid of fossil fuels at every and any turn. He recently announced that his administration was going to insist that some 500,000 EV charging stations be set up across the US by 2030, a scant 7 years away.

Meanwhile, Tesla, which is probably the leading EV automaker in the world, is boasting some 36,000 charging stations. Now, in order to use a Tesla charging station, you have to have an app on your phone that allows you access. Oh, and you have to be driving a Tesla. If you’re driving something else, you’re out of luck. But Tesla says they will try to open up to the rest of the EV community by the end of 2024.

So, Biden is all excited about EV’s. And while that may be the future for automobiles, not just in this country but around the world, here in the US there are several problems that have yet to be solved.

First and foremost is the buyers remorse that occurs when people buy an electric car and then find out they are limited as to where they can go because of a lack of nationwide charging stations. There are currently 1.4 million gas pumps located at about 175,000 gas stations around the country. Currently, there are 41,000 charging stations, with only about 5,000 of them being the “fast charging stations” that can charge most cars in 30 minutes or so. The “level 2” chargers take much longer, up to four hours to charge. That’s like half a driving day.

So finding a charging station can be a nightmare, and is causing a lot of original buyers to stay close to home, where they can plug in at home, or go on some search escapade, since there currently isn’t an app that shows where the charging stations are.

Now we move on to other areas of note. Batteries in these new EV’s aren’t quite caught up with fossil fuels yet. A battery may last up to 10 years, if you live in an area like San Diego, where the temperature doesn’t get too cold (like the upper midwest and New England), or too hot (like Arizona and Nevada), which drain batteries very quickly. Now, I’m sure that the engineers and smarter minds than me are already working on this problem, but in truth, the current structure of a battery is not a very efficient energy storage system.

Another problem is the cost of replacing batteries, that are supposed to last up to 200,000 miles. Tesla is looking at unveiling a battery that can last a million miles. But the cost? It can be as much as $18,000. So, let’s say you live in Arizona or Minnesota and get only about five years of battery life. That means every five years you own your vehicle, you’re going to be paying $18 grand to replace it. Keep a car for ten years (the length of the estimated battery life), and you could be looking at about another 50% of the cost of the car just to keep it running. Not efficient as of today.

What about what happens to the batteries when they are spent? Can you imagine what would happen if the 248 million cars on the road today where to be EV’s and need new batteries? First of all, what are you doing with the old batteries? That’s a LOT of toxic batteries you have to try and do something with, and to date, there is no viable way to recycle them. That causes a lot more pollution than what the current fossil fuel vehicles use.

And then there is the safety issue. First responders are saying they hate trying to rescue someone that’s been in an accident in an EV because there is the distinct possibility of the car erupting in flames due to it’s battery being damaged. In fact, in some areas, fire departments have already warned EV users that if they get in an accident, they will not be able to save them due to this fear. And the car makers have no real plan to solve this dilemma.

Electric vehicles may be the way of the future…but we are still decades away from that occurring regardless what Joe Biden wants. By the time there is an EV in every garage in this country, Joe will be dead and buried for years.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Poking A Hole In Haley’s Argument

I’ve said before that Nikki Haley is probably at this point, my number two choice as the Republican presidential nominee. I believe that still today, but as I thought about her “coming out party” last week, I realized that not all is going to be gold and silver with her agenda. There are some problems.

Let’s take the mental acuity test for instance.

Now, do I feel that Haley is right in that politicians should have some sort of mental test before taking office so we don’t run into the same situation as we’ve got with Joe Biden? Should we make sure that someone’s mental capacity is strong enough to deal with what’s been described as the “toughest job in the world”? Absolutely. But there is a flaw in her argument. I didn’t see it right away. But it crept up on my like a liberal wanting to take away someone’s guns.

It has to do with the test itself.

It’s one thing to say we’re going to make sure someone is mentally competent to run for office before they are actually elected to that office. But we’re missing the liberal picture. See, when someone on the right says that, we’re all thinking that would take someone like Joe Biden out of the picture. And you could probably make the argument that a Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren, or an Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, or most certainly an Ilhan Omar wouldn’t pass that test, right? Well, what if the shoe were on the other foot?

I refer to it as the “Reid Rule” after former Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. Remember when he wanted to help Bobo Obama install a bunch of new liberal judges onto the federal bench? And he didn’t have the votes to do so. In typical liberal fashion, if you can’t win by following the rules, change the rules. So, rather than try and get 60 votes, he got a change in the rules to allow non-Supreme Court Justices and other appointees to get confirmation with only 51 votes. And he got that through Congress. The problem was that he wasn’t thinking long term. He knew he could help out Obama, but what about when Obama was out of office and someone else took over, say someone like Donald Trump? Well, then the Republicans put the shoe on the other foot and make it possible that you could confirm Supreme Court Justices with only 51 votes as well.

The same thing can happen here. Yes, it makes sense we could go after people who mentally are unfit for the job, but has anyone thought of what happens when WE don’t control the questions asked during such an examination? Who is to say that once liberals take over (as they always will), they don’t change the rule to make it that if you’re not a “democratic socialist”, you’re not mentally fit? Who’s to say that a question that reads, “Do you believe in a woman’s right to abortion on demand?” isn’t a qualifier for being mentally fit for office? You can go on and on.

This is one of those times when an idea that is proffered by a Republican candidate can be turned against them and used in a way that would be totally against what the person offering up the idea intended. And we have to be careful about that. Sorry Democrats, but you’ve lost my trust and I have started looking at things with a rather jaundiced eye.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. If we don’t start taking a much closer look at what could possibly happen with all of these ideas being floated, we’re going to find just how easily they can be manipulated into the Democrats barring the Republican party from ever getting elected. Think I’m wrong? Tell me why!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden’s Lies Drone On

Don’t know if you happened to see the article at http://www.foxnews.com by Justin Haskins, but it was a beaut. He outlines four of Biden’s lies that he loves to tell over and over again. They are all lies we’ve talked about here, but Haskins does a great job in debunking them.

In brief, here they are:

  1. Inflation is improving. Well, of course, those that watch prices continue to skyrocket know that’s a lie. Out here in the desert, gasoline over the last week went from $3.19 to $3.59 a gallon. Now, realize we’re never the cheapest gas in the country. In fact, each summer when we drive to see our kids and grandkids, the gas we buy here is the highest price we pay on the trip. Yes, inflation is down from 8.6% last summer, but it’s still 6.4%. That’s a whopping five points higher than it was when Biden took office. And it isn’t Putin’s fault or the rest of the world’s fault. It’s up there because of a $1.1 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, and a $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.

2. Biden created 12.7 million new jobs. No, he didn’t. See, he’s counting all of the people that went back to work in 2021 after the pandemic. That isn’t creating anything. That’s having things get more back to normal. Webform.com says that 114 million people lost their jobs in 2020. That means that 12.7 million of the 114 million got them back in 2021. That’s nothing Biden did. That’s something that the end of the pandemic did. You can’t take credit for that!

3. Biden cut the deficit by $1.7 trillion. Actually, no. He didn’t. He added to it at a rate that has been faster than any other American president in history. When you take into account he’s counting all of the programs Trump had put in place that sunsetted in 2021, yes, there was $1.7 trillion that was spent in 2020 that wasn’t spent in 2021. The reason was because the pandemic was ending. But Biden has added some $4 trillion to the federal debt in just two years. That’s faster than anyone else that’s been in the White House!

4. I won’t raise taxes on anyone making less than $400,00 a year! Well, that got changed to any COUPLE making less than $400,000 per year before he even took office. And that’s not true either. The Inflation Reduction Act adds over 3/4 of a trillion dollars in new taxes to the rolls. A lot of that has to do with corporate taxes and new taxes on oil exploration, drilling, and refining. All of those get passed on to the consumers in higher prices. So, yes, Americans making less than $400,000 a year are indeed paying more in taxes. I think he would be in the clear had he said INCOME taxes, not just taxes.

Now, to say that Joe Biden lies is like saying the sun comes up in the east every day. Everyone knows it. But what has to happen to get rid of this guy in 2024, whomever the Republicans put in to face off against him, needs to be armed with the facts. And they need to confront him with facts that he likes to misquote. You can’t let him get away with anything. He’s one of the most untrustful presidents in our history. He most certainly is one of the more corrupt presidents we’ve had. And there may be only one or two of you that actually think that he is not unfit for office.

So, what is the problem in getting enough independent voters to vote him out of office? Simply put, it’s likeability. Joe Biden to a lot of people is a lot more likeable than say, Donald Trump. And Ron DeSantis is not the most likeable guy that will be in the running either. DeSantis can come off as smug when he’s talking about what he’s done in Florida, granted. But you need to break through that persona and attack “grandpa Joe” with the tenacity that will get these people to wake up. Remember, the entirety of why everyone is constantly being reminded of how feeble, how frail, how senile, and how inept this guy is, is to simply make sure the Republicans get someone that can beat him in 2024. If not, we need to be ready for the liberals to retake the Supreme Court. I don’t know how much longer some of those guys can hang on!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden Snubs His Own

Joe Biden probably never realized what it was he was doing. He thought jetting off to Poland, taking a 10 hour rail trip to Kyiv, and meeting with Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and promising another half billion dollars to fight the Russians would show the world he still has “it” by going into a war zone.

What he most assuredly didn’t realize was that there was a little town in eastern Ohio, that noticed all right. They were incensed to the point that he chose, on Presidents’ Day of all days, to visit Ukraine instead of going to see East Palestine, Ohio, where residents are still wondering if they are even going to be able to live a normal life or not after a train derailed there will ten carloads of toxicity in the air and seeping into the ground.

Now, being a former Ohioan for some 30 years, I can tell you flat out. East Palestine, Ohio is not your typical Ohio town. It’s like a lot of other towns in that part of the state. They have relied heavily on the auto industry, which shut down one of the larger auto plants in the country a few years back, and they really don’t have a lot going for it. The people are hard working, scrappy folks that are about as blue collar as they come. And they are rock-ribbed when it comes to believing in God, and America. Financially, it couldn’t have hit a worse town in the state.

And I have to sit here, some 2,400 miles away from East Palestine, and wonder why in the world Joe Biden chose to snub this town after telling them that anything they needed would be delivered (before FEMA denied them relief), and then jet half a world away to meet with Zelenskyy. Why couldn’t he have stopped off in Ohio first? It would have added about three hours to his entire trip.

It probably wouldn’t have garnered him many votes though. Those people were wondering why it was Pete Buttigieg hadn’t shown up there. Instead, they got the head of the EPA to show up for an hour. He had no answers. He had no suggestions. He told them he was sorry for their plight, and moved on. No Biden. No Harris. No Buttigieg. And no answers.

Even Donald Trump had scheduled a trip into the community. Of course, this IS Trump Country. Most of the eastern part of the state is very conservative, and they probably would love to see The Donald far more than seeing Biden in the first place. I saw a clip where the Mayor of East Palestine was being interviewed and was absolutely livid that Biden would choose to go to Poland and Ukraine rather than come to Ohio. And don’t think it won’t come back to bite the president in the rear end. It most certainly will.

What’s happening in Ukraine is indeed monumental on a world stage. We’re going to get into that more tomorrow. But when you compare what happened in Ohio and the thousands of lives that have been uprooted, (population 4,761), you have to wonder why Biden would snub this community? If an area gets hit by a tornado, or a flood ravages a community, he’s quick to drop whatever it is he does, and get over there to give them whatever it is that they need. When a train derails threatening thousands of lives with toxins, does he send anyone? Just a lacky from the EPA. He’s too busy to worry about East Palestine. Probably because he got his ass whooped there in 2020.

The simple question is, is Joe Biden president of Ukraine, or Poland? Or is he the president of the United States? If he believes he is indeed the president of this country, he needs to start acting like it. Or his first term in office, will be his last. Then again, we can only hope that’s true right away!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

And Best In Class Is…

If I asked you to choose one word to describe our current president, what word would you choose? I have a few that go through my mind, as you probably do at this point as well. However, there’s one word that I probably wouldn’t even be able to find on my list…and I’m betting it’s not on yours.

The word is “Communicator”

And yet, the White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre believes, or at the very least told the press briefing on this past Tuesday that, Joe Biden, the current POTUS, the current CINC, the current “Leader Of The Free World”, that guy is the “best communicator in the White House”.

It all started when a reporter asked whether the President is viewed by his team as “equally adept in all settings, in terms of communications”. Jean-Pierre responded that Biden was the best communicator in the White House. And that’s when the laughter started. It started in the press room, and it started online almost immediately. It’s funny and sad at the same time when you think about it.

Biden has been known for years for his gaffes. His stumbles have become meme worthy. His supporters and fans literally hold their collective breath at the beginning of every speaking situation, to see whether or not the guy will be using English, or whether he will be stuck in “Biden-speak”. And that’s what makes the comment Jean-Pierre said funny.

What makes it sad is when you have to compare Biden as the “best communicator in the White House” with those in competition with him. You have his vice president who is, herself, known for having created words in our dictionary. Words like “word salad”. She consistently gets stuck on a word or a phrase that just doesn’t make sense in the context that she’s trying to use it in, and yet she competes with herself to see how many times she can use it in the span of two or three sentences. And this is the sad part. Knowing Joe Biden’s lack of communication skills, if Jean-Pierre’s comment was indeed true, it speaks volumes on the state of affairs we have in our leadership team.

And that brings me to my main point. One of the more important jobs that a president of any country has is to communicate with his or her constituents. They have not only the right, but the duty to let the public know what’s going on and to do so in a concise and authoritative manner. When you have people like Biden and Harris that can’t seem to get a word out at all, and then shake their heads and say something stupid like, “Well, I don’t know what I’m saying”, it doesn’t bode well.

It also doesn’t speak very well of Karine Jean-Pierre. If she is lying to the reporters and spin a narrative that isn’t true, she’s not only a dunce herself, she’s an out and out liar. If, however, she IS believing what she’s saying, and not trying to blow smoke up her boss’ rear end, that doesn’t say much about her either. She obviously hasn’t worked for people that are actually proficient in the English language.

I find these type of comments disturbing, and not funny at all. I would expect this type of comment to come from the cast of Saturday Night Live, not from a Press Secretary, who’s words every government in the world will listen to and parse. And to think this is a woman that went to an Ivy League school (Columbia University). To watch her struggle to answer the most basic questions that a Washington Press Corp can throw is actually quite disheartening. Look, I’m no fan of the left, but I try to look at the bigger picture. Leaders around the world tune into her briefing every single day to see what the US is up to. And you get a woman that can barely read out of a binder? She may have gone to an Ivy League school, but if I were Columbia, I certainly wouldn’t be bragging about it.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!