Is Biden To Blame For Border Crisis?

I have railed for years against Joe Biden and his administration. I’ve said numerous times that Alejandro Mayorkas, the Homeland Security Secretary was incompetent at his job and should either be fired or quit before the border situation gets worse. I’ve continually screamed about people like Katie Hobbs, who’s not the Governor of Arizona, and Mark Kelly, the junior Senator from AZ for their faux border policies. But are they the ones that are really to blame?

No. They are not.

Yes, I can complain about the Biden administration’s decisions to allow millions of illegal aliens into our country by basically throwing the door wide open. As for the feeling that once allowed into the country, most of these illegals fade into the fabric of the country and are never heard from again until they commit some horrible crime? Well, I’ve read on a couple of different sources that’s just not true. Somewhere between 83 and 88% of illegals actually MAKE their court appearances. 96% of those that have not been detained for various reasons (criminal record, terrorist watch list, etc) make ALL of their hearings.

OK, so who is to blame for the crisis at the border? And yes, it IS a crisis!

I blame Congress. Congress could have done something about this eons ago. But, as it typically the case, this group of folks tends not to do anything unless and until they are forced to, and it’s usually because they are up against deadlines. Congress loves to kick the can down the road.

If Democrats want an easier path for anyone to get into this country, they could have done so. They have had several opportunities in the past fifteeen years while they held both the House and the Senate. And they had a friendly president in the White House, be it with Joe Biden, or Bobo Obama. If the Republicans had wanted to tighten control over who gets in, they had their chance only twice, but they’ve had it (when they controlled both the Senate and the House). The Democrats controlled both sides of congress twice with friendly presidents. The GOP, once.

The facts here are clear. Unless and until there is something out there that makes Congress either come together and negotiate a bill that updates and fixes the immigration policy of this country, it will never get done. And unless there is a president that is willing to negotiate on this issue, it’s going to have to be a one-party bill. If we wait until one party holds both the House, and has 60 seats in the Senate to cut off cloture, AND they have a friendly president in the White House that would sign such a bill, I think we’re going to see Jesus return before that happens.

Simply put, it’s time for Congress to stop kicking the can down the road. It’s time they tackle the problems that are facing America and do so in a bi-partisan way. That means that the Democrats are going to have to come off their high horse that they are going to eliminate Republicans so they can rule 100% of the government, 100% of the time. And it means that the GOP is going to have to compromise on their shutting down the border to all illegals, unless and until they go through immigration the “right way”. Right now, there is no right way. And, the GOP probably going to have to realize, as they did back in Ronald Reagan’s day, that the illegals that are in this country now, are going to have to at some point be allowed to stay. To round up eleven million people and shuttle them back where they came probably isn’t going to happen.

So, yes, I’m always upset at Biden and Mayorkas for them doing absolutely nothing when it comes to border security. And their treatment of the Border Patrol officers who risk their lives is cruel and unusual punishment. I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would want to go into that line of work. But thank God that they do. But the real criminals in all of this mess, are the 535 people that are sitting in that big white building at the end of the Mall with the big dome on top. They once again, need to stop the petty investigations, and get back to work solving America’s many and serious problems!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

TheTikTok Dilemma

The whole debate that’s raging now in Washington, DC over whether or not to ban TikTok, the Chinese owned social media platform has me thinking, and wondering whether or not a legal decision, a moral decision can be made on this front.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m not a fan of the platform at all. I’ve never been on it. I never want to get near it. If what all the scuttlebutt is true, and that China can see what you’re visiting as far as websites, look at your keystrokes, follow you around as you wend your way through your day, it becomes a very scary thought. And the thought that they are sending rather inappropriate messages and videos to our kids is equally troubling.

But then on the other hand, we’ve got this whole First Amendment thing. And yes, we believe in free speech. We don’t care what it is you have to say, as long as you’re not yelling fire in a crowded theater, it’s legal. Well, is what TikTok has been alleged to do the equivalent of yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater? There’s the rub.

When all of the talk started of banning TikTok back when Trump was president, I was all for it. To me, most of social media is nothing but a large garbage pit. There isn’t much of value with any of the sites. I occasionally will visit Twitter to see what the latest news is coming out of DC, but it’s rare. I’m more apt to go on to slam some Democrat that makes a stupid remark or doesn’t do their homework before going on one of the cable news shows and they make a fool of themselves (I’m looking at you, Marie Harf!).

And then I was reminded that we have this little thing called a First Amendment. It’s the reason why people can burn a flag of the United States and not get beheaded like they could if they burned an Iranian flag in Tehran. It allows for opinions that are downright vile in some cases to see the light of day, even though most people with half a brain in their heads say that it would be considered totally inappropriate behavior.

One of my favorite all-time movies was “First Money In October” with Walter Mattheau and Jill Clayburgh. It dealt with a pornographic movie and whether it should be banned. Mattheau said it shouldn’t because “crap has the right to be crap”, while Clayburgh couldn’t see any reason for it to exist. And so it is with TikTok.

There is a very large part of the argument that says TikTok is helping our enemy gather information on us that they probably shouldn’t be gathering. And I would say that should be enough to liken it to crying FIRE! But is it? I can’t remember another episode in my life where a foreign government had the ability to influence the lives of half of the people living in this country. TikTok currently has about 150 million Americans tuned into it.

What’s also damning is that our kids seem to be spending an inordinate amount of time on their site. They watch video after video of “woke” people screaming how everybody but them is a white supremist. Or, why they are going to change their pronouns to clambake/fish monger today, and tomorrow it will be something totally different. Yes, from time to time, there is something funny on TikTok (I don’t watch the actual site, but a YouTube contributor that makes fun of the site from time to time).

So, is it enough to make a foreign government….check that, an UNFRIENDLY foreign government stop doing what they are doing, even though it may very well violate the most sacred of our Constitutional Amendments? I’m sure that before the whole TikTok thing is settled, the Supreme Court will probably be weighing in on it as well. It will just be interesting to see what it is they have to say about it.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Can’t We All Get Together?

No, it’s not necessarily about getting the conservatives and the neo-commies together. I’m talking about something that most of you (I didn’t) went through this past weekend…the shift to Daylight Savings Time.

Here in the Valley of the Sun, we don’t change our clocks. Well, that’s not exactly true. The Indian Reservations all do. But we don’t here in the desert. We stay the same year round. So, from March 12th through November 5th, we become the easternmost piece of Pacific Daylight Time, even though we don’t ever change our clocks.

Don’t think however, it doesn’t effect us.

Let’s say I want to call my brother in Florida. Since for a scant four months a year, he’s only a two-hour difference, I can call him up to say, 7pm MST and be fine. After that, it had better be something serious. But the other eight months of the year, I have to stop calling to just say “hi” at about 6pm. And God forbid he decides this week to call me at 7am, his time, when it’s only 4am my time!

It’s different watching live TV shows as well. For folks in the Eastern time zone, the NFL starts at noon. For us out here, it’s 9am. And forget about having to stay up until 11pm to watch the local news. Ours is on starting at 9pm.

I know a lot of older folks get screwed up with the time changes because of when they need to take medications. We don’t have that worry here because we don’t change, so we can still take them at the same time. But people wonder why it is that when it starts getting light here at 4:45am, everyone is already outside walking their dogs and doing their morning constitutionals.

Well, that’s only part of the reason. The other is, it does tend to get a wee bit hot out here in the summer time. We will routinely go from the middle of May through the middle of September and our highs will be well over 100 degrees each day. We’re talking upwards of 118 in some years.

So, why can’t we all just go on Daylight Savings Time permanently? Good question. Frankly it would solve some problems out here as well as for the rest of the country. I’m not much of a night person (I’m writing this at 4:30am in the morning), so I don’t need an extra hour of daylight at the end of the day. I’m usually in the sack around 9pm or so. But I can see the need to be on a constant time with the rest of the country. That could be a help in a lot of cases out here.

Making Daylight Savings Time permanent almost became a reality in the last Congress. The Senate passed it unanimously. However, it languished in a Pelosi-led House, because she was too busy trying to prove to the world that Donald Trump was the mastermind behind the January 6th Capitol riots. There is some hope in some parts of the country that this Congress can pass it and that old geezer in the White House will sign it before DST expires on November 5th. At that point, IF it happens, daylight savings time becomes a national deal, would the AZ switch? Or would we always be aligned with the Pacific Daylight Time? The answer is most likely we would be aligned with Nevada and California, and would be the same as Pacific Daylight Time. Only the areas of the country that currently go on daylight savings time would be forced to do so permanently.

And it isn’t just a national concern. Currently, 28 states are looking at legislation that would make Daylight Savings Time a year round event. And that’s what is forcing Congress to get involved to try and make that a national happening. But even if it does, Hawaii, Arizona, Puerto Rico, The US Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa don’t have to climb on board.

So, it looks like we may end up having to stay on MST for the remainder of the year, as we currently do. And the rest of you? Well, do me a favor. Don’t call me first thing in the morning when you get up, ok?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

In Case You Missed It…

“It” happened last Friday morning. “It” was actually something that is more serious than inflation. It’s more serious than immigration reform (that’s saying a LOT coming from me!), and it’s more serious than fixing the southern border.

“It” is the debt ceiling.

And in case you missed it, the federal government hit the latest debt ceiling of $31.4 trillion. That means that technically, the US Government can’t be spending any more money, or at the very least incurring any more debt. Now, since we are borrowing money just to pay the interest on the $31.4 trillion that’s out there in debt, you have to realize that unless some shenanigans are pulled, we are going to be defaulting on the debt.

That has never happened.

But this time, I think there is the possibility, even though Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell says it won’t. Mitch isn’t in the House, where Republicans are holding the line on increasing the debt ceiling. Democrats would love nothing better than to do away with the debt ceiling all together. And Treasury Secretary, Janet Yellen is trying her best to play games with the debt so that the government can continue to function…at least until June. After that, it all gets shut down. And of course, the White House is refusing to negotiate on the debt ceiling. They want a “clean bill” meaning it only deals with raising the debt ceiling. It doesn’t cut spending or put any limits on the government’s programs.

Now, I am not a fan of defaulting on debt of any kind. I pay my bills, and my debt, and the US Government should be no different. But it has to be done with something I don’t think we’ve seen from the US Government in a very long time. It has to be done with responsibility. And as always, I have a way around this.

First and foremost, the government needs to go through each and every item in the current budget, and carve out every single thing that doesn’t do one of three things. It needs to uphold previous promises made to the American public (so Social Security and Medicare are safe for seniors…but that doesn’t mean you can’t save money from it). All social programs like welfare, federal unemployment, needs to be examined and possibly cut. That will save some money, but not enough.

Next you need to look at the spurious grants that are given out to universities and colleges to do “research”. Do we really need to know about the sex life of the yellow-breasted tit willow? Probably not. We waste a lot of money each year on such studies, and frankly, they could probably get corporations to come to bat for them instead. Then we need to look at all of the money we are spending on foreign aid. It’s not that much, really. Last year, we spent a grand total of $47.2 billion on foreign aid. But every little bit helps.

After we’ve pared a bunch from the current budget, we need to focus spending on a few critical areas. The government needs to maintain an army. The government needs to maintain infrastructure. And the government needs to maintain a money supply. Other than that, governments have a tendency to get involved with a lot of stuff they don’t need to do, or that businesses can do more efficiently. The rest needs to go. That means if you don’t fall into one of those categories, we can slice it from the budget and get rid of the department or agency that oversees it. That in and of itself will save trillions!

Now we come to what will be the hard part. You cannot spend any more money on anything other than those three areas, unless you first take money away from a program that spends an equal amount. So, if you want to study the yellow breasted tit willow, fine. Just figure out a program you want to cut. And we get rid of the ever increasing budget items. No longer do things continue to grow each year because of inflation. Every three to five years, anyone getting federal money for a program needs to put together their reason why they need to keep getting money. It’s that simple.

I didn’t say this wouldn’t be painful. It will be. It’ll hurt worse than pretty much anything we’ve ever gone through including the Great Depression. But do you want to pony up the $94,000 per person that the Congress has put us into debt over? That’s why you owe. If you have a family of four, it’s almost $400,000 you need to pay to get rid of the debt. It’s out of control. And we can’t keep spending like that.

So, until we get the budget under control, and until we cut most of the social programs out there, we don’t increase the debt ceiling. Maybe that means we default short-term. But get the house in order first. That’s the important thing. And one more thing we need to do…pass a balanced budget amendment so we don’t ever have to find ourselves in this mess ever again. It’s only common sense!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden FINALLY To Head To The Border

Joe Biden FINALLY realized the his border crisis isn’t going to go away on it’s own. As the emptying of Central America continues with millions of people from eight or nine countries continue to pour through Mexico in caravans to the US southern border, and then cross illegally into the United States, it has become a national embarrassment. Joe Biden has finally decided it’s time to act.

So, with thoughts on 2024, Biden has visited the southern border on Sunday, going to El Paso, during a visit with Mexican President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

It’s really a stunning reversal of policy for Biden. He has nonchalantly remarked that he’s been working on the details of a southern border visit for some time. But of course, we all know what’s been happening. As millions of illegals pour across the southern border, with only about 10% being returned to their home countries due to Title 42, the onslaught has caused Republican Governors in Florida, Texas, and Arizona, and now Colorado’s Democrat Governor to send the illegals to various blue states, concentrating on Washington, DC, New York City, Philadelphia, and Chicago, all of whom have professed themselves to be “sanctuary cities”.

The real question is why Biden chose El Paso. Remember, when K-baby Harris went to the border, she visited the Border Patrol station in El Paso. Back then, El Paso was pretty tame. Now, with the latest surge of illegals coming across, no entry point into this country is safe. Biden got an eye opening experience.

My hunch is that Biden won’t take any of the blame for this debacle himself. He’ll blame Congress for not passing comprehensive immigration reform. And to a degree he’s right. Congress needs to do something, and they have kicked the can down the road repeatedly. Democrats blame Republicans, but yet, Democrats held sway in both houses of Congress over the past two years and nothing got passed. Republicans blame Democrats, but they are just as much to blame. Donald Trump had stemmed the flow of illegals with the border wall and the “Stay In Mexico” policy, but Congress could have passed something. Instead they balked.

What needs to happen is that there has to be a break in the logjam somewhere. Biden needs to do whatever he legally can do to stop the flow of illegals. And he can do plenty, as we saw with Trump. He can continue to build the border wall. He can keep the illegals on the Mexican side of the border until their immigration hearings. He can hire not 87,000 new IRS agents, but 87,000 new Border Patrol agents, and judges to hear the cases. That way he can make swift decisions and deport those that are seeking asylum without really needing it.

Biden’s plan, as he outlined last Thursday is to bring technology into the game. What the illegals are supposed to do now is take out their smartphones (they are dirt poor, but have smartphones?) and use an app to signal the Homeland Security folks that they want asylum. They then will get a decision as to whether or not they have been granted a hearing. If they have, they FLY to the United States, and present themselves to customs. Then they are supposed to have a hearing. On the surface it sounds like a nice band-aid, but only if Homeland Security only allows a few through in this manner. The current plan is to allow 30,000 a month from Cuba, Haiti, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. Nothing said about people from other countries.

There has to be some sort of solution to the problem of total chaos. It’s gotten to the point that Biden’s inaction has caused the whole problem to border on such seriousness that we may never be able to fix the border problem. If that’s the case, you’re going to see not only Governors sending busloads of illegals to other parts of the country, but you’re going to see citizens of those border states start to take matters into their own hands. And that would not be very good.

Think of it for a minute. You’ve got ranchers and farmers all along the border from California to Texas that have illegals trespassing on their property, and even breaking into their homes looking for food. What if those people decided to arm themselves against the illegals. You know, here in Arizona, we have a law that says if someone breaks into your home, you have the right to shoot to kill to protect your property. When the dead bodies of illegals that get shot by ordinary citizens starts to pile up, you’re going to have to see Congress and the President start to get involved and take this crisis more seriously. Either that, or it will be all out war.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Biden’s 2023?

If I’m Joe Biden, and I’m looking down the road, I’m not so sure I want 2022 to end. Oh, it’s not been the best year ever for the guy, I’m sure, but when I look at what’s ahead for 2023? He’s gotta be wondering if he can spend the year in the basement of the White House!

Biden’s 2023 is going to be an absolute mess when you think of it.

He’s got the border issue that is rapidly blooming into one of the biggest catastrophes that Washington has ever had to deal with. Immigration reform needs to be done. And in order to do that, the border has to be secured. Not “Biden secured”. Really secured. The 87,000 IRS agents that are supposed to be hired to come and audit you and me quicker, need to be trained on how to go to the border and keep illegals out. And folks, they ARE illegals. They may not have documentation, but they ARE illegal. Can we get that straight moving forward?

There is the problem with the inflation rate, which they just announced last week was at 7.1% over the last 12 months. Yes, it’s coming down. That’s not the point. It shouldn’t have been allowed to go that high in the first place. And don’t believe the BS coming from Karine Jean Pierre that it’s all because of Vladimir Putin and Ukraine, or that it’s a world-wide problem. Yes, other countries have high inflation rates too, but that happens all the time. We don’t have high inflation rates traditionally. Usually our leaders know how to quell that animal.

And you’ve got the whole crime issue. Crime is out of control in major cities in this country. People are shooting people at will. If you’re not getting shot, you’re in danger of getting clubbed over the head with a baseball bat as happened in New York City last week. And can we lump the homeless problem in that? I mean, the homeless are both the victims and the perps in a lot of cases…and that problem isn’t going away anytime soon either.

What about the supply chain issues? What about Ukraine? How invested are we going to be in 2023 in Ukraine, and that leads to China. Is Biden strong enough to deal with the Chinese? I have my own theory about Russia and China. I think possibly Russia could be fighting Ukraine in order to wear down our military hardware so we won’t have it to fight China when they invade Taiwan. How is that mess going to end?

And speaking of Russia, let’s not forget we’ve got some people still over there. And Paul Whelan, that former Marine would like to come home soon. Any chance of that happening? Probably not if the UAE doesn’t get involved again!

And, what I want to know is how Biden is going to react to the latest news about the scientists that put together the first fusion fuel. That was a truly amazing event last week, and it could mean that if we can develop fusion for our vehicles, forget about charging stations! Forget about EV’s. Sorry Tesla. This would actually put us in “Back To The Future” mode. Is Biden going to embrace this newly discovered technology? Of course, we’re still at least a decade off from any appreciable applications!

So, Joe Biden has his plate full. And that’s not tackling any of the problems that he thinks is so near and dear to his heart. I just wonder at the tortoise pace that Washington DC works at, is this something Biden is going to take to accomplish over the next year?

And of course, I’ve left the biggest question for last…something to ponder about as we wrap those last few gifts for Christmas next week…will Biden truly work across the aisle with the Republicans in congress to get things done? Or will he do as Democrats in the House and Senate have done for the past few years and worry only about party, nothing about country? It’s worth asking about.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Kicking The Can

I think it was two months ago that Joe Biden first came up with the fact that his administration needed to get involved with the pending rail strike in this country that effected some 12 different unions. I remember him saying that he was set to help both sides come to an amicable agreement. We’re two months down the road, and there are still differences. Big differences. In fact, the Biden administration has admitted that they can’t solve the impass. So what’s Joe to do?

Kick the can to Congress and tell them it’s their problem now!

This is just like Biden. If you look over the last two years of his presidency, he has time and time again taken the real heavy lifting topics, like the rail strike, and kicked it to someone else so he wouldn’t do the lifting. After all, the guy is 80 years old now! He could easily throw out his back.

He first kicked a can K-baby Harris’ way on the southern border crisis. Of course, she’s been trying to find someone to kick the can to ever since. He kicked a can to Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg on the supply chain problem, which got in the way of Buttigieg’s personal vacation time and family leave time. Very little has been done there. He’s kicked a can to Europe when it came to the climate. Oh, I know he talks a good game, but he doesn’t follow through with it, allowing Chevron, as I said yesterday, to drill for oil in Venezuela. And it goes on and on. The man wants to be Teflon coated, but he’s not.

Biden originally said he was going to tackle this problem. Oops. Or did he. Well, he did, and according to his press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre said time and time again that Biden was “personally involved” in the negotiations. That came as a surprise to Biden, who over the Thanksgiving weekend, while vacationing in Nantucket, said he had not personally gotten involved in the dispute at that point. Someone is missing some facts somewhere!

Now, Biden is kicking the can on the potential for a rail strike to Congress, telling a lame-duck session of the Legislative Body to come up with a solution. It’s not like they don’t already have enough on their plate with the budget running out on December 16th, and the debt ceiling about to be breached. And now Congress needs to act quickly to get this done by December 9th. And actually sooner because the rail lines will stop hauling hazardous material on December 5th. Of course, Congress is expected to start voting on this as early as today.

This is the latest example of the leadership style of a weak president. Are you telling me that someone like an Abraham Lincoln or a George Washington, or even an FDR would sit around and complain about not being able to get a deal on a rail strike and then kick it to Congress to do with less than a week to do it in? Biden’s had two months and couldn’t make progress. What makes anyone with a sense of honesty in their soul feel that Congress, that monolith body that takes forever to decide what to order for lunch can do in five days? Especially do so in a fair manner whereby both management and the unions get a fair shake. It’s upset the unions, and they aren’t sure they are going to be able to go along with it.

If the GOP isn’t busy already making commercials for 2024 highlighting the foolishness of this president, they are doomed to lose yet another election to the Democrats. If you’re telling me that the Republicans cannot find someone, ANYONE to defeat Joe Biden after the miserable two years he’s had and the mistakes he’s made, then we deserve to be a socialist country. Hell, you or I could run for president and defeat Joe Biden. I think the only person that says he’s a Republican that probably could and would lose to Biden is Donald Trump. But that’s the topic for yet another blog.

Both Republicans and Democrats on the Hill say that they can come together to solve this problem. And the problem is, is it going to be something that the unions and management will both agree to? Now to be sure, Congress can and has done this before. In fact, back in 1991, Congress voted to have union workers end a strike that had started just hours before and get back to work. So, this is nothing new for folks on the Hill. The problem for Biden is what that’s going to look like to the union heads, and will he still be the most union-friendly president in history? I think not.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

OK…Now What?

And that is the big question. The runup to the election is over. The election is what we all thought it would be. And now the GOP is going to be in charge of Congress and we are able to thwart Joe Biden’s uber-leftist-socialist spin on what “democracy” looks like. He’s had two years to screw up the country to the point it’s going to take a decade to correct. The man and his handlers have been nothing short of a wrecking machine to this country. And it’s criminal. But there is an outstanding question that haunts me.

What is the GOP going to do about it?

Oh, I’ve heard all sorts of rumors of what’s coming next year. I’m sure you have too. Hunter Biden is going to be spending a lot of time in Committee Hearing rooms over the course of the next two years (as well as a court room eventually???). Joe Biden swears he’s going to be impeached. The whole “Inflation Reduction bill” is going to be overturned. There will be all sorts of non-funding of departments that decide not to do anything about the border crisis. Police departments are going to be fully funded or else. And it goes on and on and on.

But the problems are there. And frankly, I can’t see a lot of that happening. Hunter Biden hearings? Yeah. That most certainly will happen. will Christopher Wray still be in charge of the FBI? Most likely. And I can’t see that they are going to impeach Merrick Garland as Attorney General, though he will be spending an inordinate time on Capitol Hill over the next couple of years. As for Joe Biden being impeached, it would be the absolute wrong move. Do you really want K-baby Harris to be the Commander in Chief? That thought is enough to scare the most ardent liberal!

So, what is the GOP going to do? They don’t have a veto-proof majority in either chamber. They can’t just run roughshod over what Biden wants, though they can block it, they can’t change what’s already been done until 2025.

They can play referee and make sure that Biden behaves himself. They can turn down any request to spend money on crappy ideas like climate change. According to, it would take between $300 billion and $50 TRILLION to do anything about climate change. I doubt even that would work…because as I’ve said hundreds of times, the Earth has cycles and is following them. It followed them long before we appeared. It will continue to follow them long after we are gone. We aren’t big enough, strong enough or smart enough to change those cycles. We are stupid enough to spend money on stuff like climate change that will do absolutely no good. Joe Biden is proof of that!

Other than that, as I look to the future, I see next year’s Congress doing what every split party government has done over the course of the past fifty years…very little of anything gets done. And in 2024, Democrats will bemoan that the GOP has cost them everything in the way of momentum that they supposedly added. Republicans will claim that the Democrats’ wreckless spending habits have been curtailed and the US needs to elect a Republican president who can fix all of the Biden faux pas we’ve seen in the past two years.

We’ve taken the correct first step. We need to finish it. I doubt we’re ever going to totally erase socialist idiots from Congress. The Bernie Sanders’ of the world will always be there in one form or another. But we need to make sure that they never get the power they have enjoyed over the past 20 months. That would indeed ruin the democracy as we know it!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

But Is It Too Little Too Late?

Democrats are scurrying. Not the rank and file Dems that are your neighbors. I’m talking about the do-nothing Democrats (when they do something, it’s usually the wrong thing!) in Congress. Realizing they are less than two months away from midterm elections that still don’t bode well for their party, Democrats in the House and Senate are trying desperately to do SOMETHING before November 8th.

But it ain’t gonna be easy.

See, in order to get Joe Manchin on his side for the big trillion dollar budget busting spending bill Congress passed (I think they called it “Inflation Reduction”?) Chuckles Schumer had to agree to a side deal. That was that the fossil fuel industry was going to get some sweetheart deals going forward. Of course, that is included as part of the federal budget bill that has yet to pass Congress. But that throws a wrinkle into the whole process because people like Lizzy Warren and Bernie Sanders are totally against the deal. Worse yet, there are 70 Democrats in the House that say they won’t vote for the budget if Manchin’s deal is included. They don’t have a 70 vote margin! It won’t even pass the House!

So, what happens if Manchin gets screwed and the federal budget doesn’t pass because they don’t have 50 Democrats to vote for it (without Sanders and Warren)? Does Manchin get fed up and join the Republicans (which would give them a majority and totally throw the last month into chaos)? It would be interesting.

But Democrats can’t afford to be blamed for a government shutdown at the end of this month. That would put the brakes on any “wins” they think they’ve had this past summer.

That is the most pressing issue Dems face leading up to the midterms, but they want more. They want a “Defense of Marriage” act that basically codifies what has already been passed as a federal law. Interestingly enough, Congress is worried because of the Dobbs v. Jackson ruling by the Supreme Court that ended the federal law with abortion rights. The reasoning here is that it’s a states-rights issue and that states can decide whether or not same sex marriage is legal in their state. But the difference is huge. One is a procedure. The other is a “binding contract” between two parties. I don’t know how you could be recognized in California as a married couple, but not in Ohio (which is the case). A lot of states don’t recognize same sex marriage today, some even have it in their state’s constitution that it’s banned!

The House is still considering a “robust public safety package”. It’s basically a walk-back of the Democrats’ “defund the police” movement. It was supposed to go for a vote in July, but Nancy Pelosi didn’t have the votes (and still doesn’t).

Then there is the ubiquitous assault weapons ban that keeps rearing it’s ugly head. Doubtful that will even come up before the midterms.

Dems are hoping that they can do something besides pass a federal budget bill before the midterms. However that could very well be too little too late. Most people seem to already have made up their minds. Only the independents are making up theirs now, and that’s what causing the races around the country to be tightening. The big question is, will it be enough?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Here’s The Dem’s Playbook

You’re starting to see the Democrats’ playbook when dealing with the situation that they are in. Joe Biden has taken the cue from his handlers, and is bashing the “MAGA Republicans” as being a “threat to democracy”. But what you won’t see is Biden, or anybody on the left bashing the BLM and Antifa crowd for the billions upon billions of dollars and countless lives that were wasted in their riots just a couple of years ago. That’s out of bounds. And there is a simple reason for this harsh rhetoric Biden is spewing.

He is terrified of what’s coming in November.

The greatest human emotion, according to Abraham Maslow’s “Hierarchy of Needs” is fear. Fear drives us more than anything else. If we are faced with fight or flight, we will either cower and run, or we will fight like a tiger that’s been cornered. And that is exactly what is going on with Biden right now. He’s scared.

And of course he should be. Should the absolute worst case scenario happen to him and the GOP takes back both the House and the Senate, his term as president is, for the most part, over. He won’t be able to pass a bill, nominate any judge that he wants for the federal bench, he won’t be able to pass any more of his agenda, and his spending spree has the tap turned off. You can’t use executive orders for everything in our federal government, and Joe has learned that.

And he realizes very clearly that a) he is wildly unpopular and no one wants him to succeed at this point, even members of his own party, and b) he can’t continue funding his current, already-passed agenda unless he is able to control at least one of the houses of Congress, most likely the Senate. If Biden still controls the Senate at least he can nominate liberal judges and appointments. If the Republicans hold sway in the upper chamber, he can’t do that. He’s going to have to send up moderates at best. And if the GOP gets really power hungry, they can just shut down everything he sends up including budgets.

Now, I’ve written about, and you’ve probably heard rumors that one of the things the GOP is going to do if they win back the House is to impeach him for the whole Hunter Biden stuff. He can also be impeached for several things he’s done since coming into office, like the botched withdrawal of Afghanistan, and the terrible results he’s received on the southern border (violating federal law on that one!)

I doubt seriously that the GOP really wants to go through an impeachment. What they should do if they get control of Congress is flood the White House with bills to fix immigration, fix the southern border, stop spending money by putting a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution out there, and slow inflation to the trickle Donald Trump had it at. That would be the best thing the GOP could do, rather than hold hearings on stuff the people don’t care about. You want to stay in power? Fix what’s wrong with this country!

And Joe Biden will be cowering under his bed!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!