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Went fishing for a week to take a break from all the summer chores I have had to do with/around my house. The friend I stayed with is liberal but semi-logical. His wife if a fanatic, fundraising, phoe banker and door knocker for the Dem loonies. The Trump jabs were always thrown and the TV was always on CNN or MSNBC. Needless to say I had better things to do (fishing) but she used an enjoyable vacation to fill her need of Dem mush. EVERY DAY! ALL DAY! I never kept track of what was going on till the ride home, where I found out that this Ford woman was going to meet the Judiciary Committee, along with Kavanaugh. Ok. Got all caught up in 5 minutes.

The morning after returning home and since it was raining, I decided to have a lazy day and watch the circus with the Judiciary committee. I was very moved with Ford’s testimony and found that HER truth seemed credible–meaning she really believed it. The prosecutor the GOP used was good but it was slow moving (as building a case always does) and, although I saw where she was going with the continuous poking of small holes at every turn, that point seemed to escape others because there was no “gotcha” points made. The reason the GOP used her is because they where not about to listen to how mean they were with there questions and didn’t understand her because she is a woman and the GOP was just a bunch of “old white guys”. Guess what? Didn’t matter because today it was said that the GOP was mean to Ford. Made me wonder if the Dems were at the same meeting I was watching. It was probably their Dem clones. Too bad. This lady had no time, place or good recollection of anything. Evidently her lawyers (one being an avid RESIST and anti-Trump individual) didn’t tell her that she could have been interviewed anywhere she wanted. Matter of fact, until she got outed by those who she trusted with her annonimity (evidently she trustee Dems for some reason. Silly rabbit) why did she feel she needed a lawyer? Why did she feel the need a polygraph where she was asked 2 questions but NO evidence of how it was performed? How come she is scared of flying but does it anyway with great frequency? She had a vague recollection of those events of 35 years ago. Ok. Trauma causes a lapse in memory at times but she couldn’t remember what she did or said 4 to 6 weeks ago either. Did anyone catch that and feel that a mental competency exam might be in order? I don’t believe in coincidence and this woman was that.

Then Kavanaugh came in. Very emotional and irate over the injustice being done to him, his family and all his extracurricular activities. He got a little testy at times but otherwise stood up for himself. He presented some evidence that corroborated his denial of any knowledge of the accusation being put upon him. He called it what it was–a besmirching of his character and a search and destroy mission on behalf of the Dems. What I recall is that when he was first considered for the appointment, about every Dem said they wouldn’t vote for him, without even going thru the process of reviewing his history or personal interviews. That would be political. They even said they wouldn’t vote for him because he was Trump’s pick and Trump, as everyone knows, is a deranged lunatic as the Dema see it. Now the Dems are stating that Ford was credible and believable yet Kavanaugh has anger issues and dodged all the questions. Wow. Who would have saw that coming.

All this revolved around trying to get Flake’s vote. When he was listening to the accuser and the accused, he had all but made up his mind. When the Dems continued to trash the process, it cinched Flake’s vote. Wait. What? Coons took Flake aside and after bending his ear somewhat, along with a radical confrontation at the elevators with a Communist female community organizer from the old ACORN organization, Flake buckled and vowed his vote out of committee IF the full Senate floor vote could be postponed for one week while the FBI reopened investigation into these late allegations. He got his wish. Another delay to have more loons come out of he woodwork and assert more unfounded accusations to stop this SCOTUS confirmation. Nothing will change in 7 days. The Dems will not be satisfied nor will any of them (outside of those that are hurting for re-election) vote for the nominee. Nothing but a circus.

Something I saw which I haven’t seen mentioned: Alyssa Milano, who was a “guest” of Feinstein, was sitting 3 rows back from Kavanaugh. She was constantly working her phone. Then she pulled out a blue folder and slipped out what I recognized was one of the Vote No Kavanaugh signs, which I had seen earlier used by a bunch of mindless trolls while following Graham down the tunnel. I was waiting for her to stand, shout, and disrupt the proceedings. One of the Senate security guards had seen it also and stopped by briefly to warn her. When Grassly started to “clarify” something between Senators, that same guard went back to Alyssa and took the sign away. Too bad. I think that could have been very telling as to the Dem circus.

There is no civil servant duty anymore. Seems that the Dems were vying for future jobs, speaking engagements, and just plain old insane Dem tricks. Blumenthal is a creepy guy and makes me want to hide children in his presence. Harris I believe is Water’s niece. All of them have no shame and all give credence to why no one likes the government. If things don’t change soon then I believe this Republic is toast. Maybe we will be annexed by Cuba. Who the hell knows.

So we have this guy, Cesar Sayoc, who decides he is going to cause mayhem and be noticed. Now I specifically picked the post article so that you could see some thing they are trying to promote. They say he went to college and is articulate, which infers intelligence. They say he is Christian which infers he is God fearing. They say he never was into politics before Trump came on the scene which infers a mindless, partisan political follower. Mostly they state he is crazy (which is great for his trial defense). Put together; just another normal Trump republican. That is paraphrasing the post in “nice” terms.

It talks about his moods, demeanor and hatreds which paints a different picture than that of a Republican. The stickers on his van with hate groups and targets marked over prominent Dem leaders (a big no-no if you don’t want to be arrested) shows much ignorance. If he was so intelligent then why couldn’t he spell (do some research) or make a better bomb? The crap he made wasn’t going anywhere or doing anything. So what was the reason and intentions?

The story will continue to unfold. It is sucking up the news which changes direction in the short term for voting. Another coincidence? You know how I feel about that term. The saying goes “It only takes one oh shit to erase all the atta-boys”. In essence, the Dems believe that Bozo the Bomb Maker will nullify all the aspersions that the Dems have been spewing forever towards Trump and the GOP. Maybe but highly unlikely. There are all kinds of crazies in the world and one rotten apple in the barrel doesn’t compare to one barrel full of rotten apples. This story, continuing forward, will unfold with a plethora of entertainment, I am sure. Time to start building the nut houses again.

Normally I would not give a rat’s ass about this and not even post on the subject but I just can’t abide with all the praise lavished on the man.

Death comes to us all. Deal with it. People should be remembered for the good they have done to individuals which have changed their lives for the better. This is what God intended. I take nothing away from McCain for his military service, being incarcerated in a hell hole in Vietnam and organizing POWs to survive the unlivable conditions that they endured. He has my respect on this matter.

McCain became a Senator for what he endured and some of what he espoused. Unfortunately the man was the true definition of the word “RINO” and many people suffered or died because of either his inaction on matters or picking the wrong side……and I do mean the dark side. His “expertise” on the matter of torture would include a parent having to listen to a baby crying. Because all things were torture, bad guys were not interrogated properly and no discernible information was gathered. I wonder if he would think that blowing whistles or yelling thru a bullhorn into people’s ears was torture. Haven’t heard a peep about it while he was alive.

May he rest in peace. May he also fade into oblivion with his political career as the Kennedys have done. Stop the praise. There are too many good common people that aren’t getting theirs.

First, I hope President Trump has learned a lesson from the Shithole Shitstorm — don’t trust demonrats. I you have a closed-door, off-the-record meeting with them, they will get together after the fact and manufacture lies about what happened in the meeting. NEVER have a closed-door, off-the-record meeting with demonrats.

So, they lie about what he said, then say that it was racist.

But how can that be?

If they take saying that Haiti, Nicaragua, and various African countries are shitholes as racist, then THEY are asserting that those countries are shitholes because the race of the people in them.

THAT is racist.

But the whole reason we have so many people trying to get here from those shithole counties is because they are shitholes. That’s why we have a problem of illegal immigration from those countries in the first place.

We had waves of immigrants from Europe when the National Socialists made that a shithole. We had waves of immigrants from the Warsaw Pact countries when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics made them shithole countries. We have had a wave of immigrants from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Are you seeing a pattern here? It’s not race that makes a country a shithole. It’s SOCIALISM.

With the notable exception of Gina Rinehart, the ten richest women in the world all inherited their billions, while the ten richest people (all men) all earned their billions.  Yes, Rinehart did inherit her three-quarters of her father’s company, Hancock Prospecting, in 1992.  But she turned her $A75 million inheritance into the $A10B it is today.  That’s a 20+ percent annual return for 25 years!

The other nine — not so much.  There is nothing wrong with inherited wealth.  The idea of leaving something for our children and grandchildren drives many of us to work and save and invest.  But inheriting wealth and creating wealth (even with the intention of passing it on to your heirs) do not benefit the world the same way.  Creating wealth for oneself invariably requires that one create wealth for others, too.

In 1986, Reagan signed his biggest mistake, the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The deal was that, in exchange for amnesty for illegal immigrants (as an ex post facto law, it was unconstitutional, but there was no-one who would challenge it in court) there would be tougher border security and greater enforcement. Naturally, the demonrat congresscritters would never vote for the money for such border security or immigration enforcement. So they got what they wanted, and the problem increased with the prospect of future amnesty programs.

Now here we are facing yet another amnesty. (Being another ex post facto law, it would still be unconstitutional, but Congress has never been concerned with the constitutionality of the laws it passes, and the courts would just claim that no-one has “standing” to challenge it.) The proposed “deal” is that people who are here illegally, and who were brought here as children, would get amnesty and be allowed to stay. In exchange, there would be funding for a wall on our border with Mexico.

There is simply no reason to trust the demonrats to keep their side of the bargain. And, frankly, there is no reason to trust the repubicans to hold to it, either. They will grant these illegal immigrants amnesty, and allow them to sponsor the parents who brought them here illegally. And the wall will never be built.

The only way this deal should go through is if amnesty only happens after it is impossible to travel by land from Mexico to the United States without going through a checkpoint.

A Brief Timeout

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Back in the old days there used to be a Democrat party (blue dog Dems) that where different from the GOP in that they tried to be charitable with YOUR money in giving others “freebies”. That was pretty much the difference between the two parties. Reagan came along and re-instilled values and responsibilities in government. Not perfect but absolutely on the road to recovery. Bill Clinton even helped to further some initiatives that instilled respect and responsibilities in the citizenry (no, I am not talking about Clinton as a role model). Then things started going way south

Remember the hippie days of the late 60′s and the “revolution”? That upset the apple cart. Radicals hated the government and did things to change societies’ mindset of how things should be. They started infecting things like our school systems and Congress by taking seats in these institutions. It has gone downhill from that point. This country became bad and everything that would stood for was bad. Within these institutions they have been successful in indoctrinating the jelly brained. They where capable of getting the MSM on board to further their war on America. The sole idea is to shame others into getting your way. Not because it is value added but because it “feels good and right”. Mental institutions are closed, criminals are released from prison or not even captured because these criminals are just misguided and need a second chance to straighten out. Or third chance, fourth chance, fifth chance,…… These people need and deserve their freedom, or so we are told. Everyone in the world that can’t make a go of it in their own country or refuse to change their own system, DESERVE AND HAVE THE RIGHT to come to our country because we are the world’s honey-pot and these people are owed (or so we are told). You read the news. Unless your head is in the sand, you have seen this happening for decades. If you bought into this ideology then you are the problem.

Many, many years ago and many posts past I warned of where society was going and the “head” which was inevitable. It is here. Now. Many people have Trump syndrome and it has absolutely allowed this Dem…..I will not say they are Dems but rather insane radical socialists…..group to completely go off the rails. Common sense have left most of society and God, morals and ethics have long vacated the premises (actually pushed out of society through shame and guilt). I wasn’t a Trump convert till he won the primary. I also don’t like many things he does but, then again, I am fair across the board in my beliefs. What he has done is bring us from the brink and put pride back into this country. Problem being the radicals can’t get their way because his President doesn’t stand for this nonsense and pushes back. What can the radicals do? VIOLENCE!!!

I absolutely cannot believe what I am seeing on the news nor can I understand how blatantly biased and ignorant the MSM is. The MSM continue to make, build and push the narrative that “good” is bad and “evil” is the American way. Here is where things have gone. I am armed at all times. If I am touched, spit on, have things thrown at me, whistle or bullhorn blown in my ear, I will fight back. This is assault on me and will not be tolerated. Too many others think exactly the same as I. We are being assaulted by terrorists and they hide behind their rights when it suits them but continue to step over the line when it comes to YOUR rights. So many radical rallies by the left where they state “there will be blood”. Well, there should be dialogue but the left continues to stifle or shut that down. They think this is the forefront of a new revolution (RESIST?) but, it appears, they haven’t thought things out. They are relying on “good people” being timid (weren’t they the ones that started this “bullying” initiative everywhere?) so that they can reign their terror unopposed. God teaches, my parents taught and so did society in general: actions have consequences. I don’t think these radicals understand that but there will be a lesson to be learned. Shame. I don’t relish a civil war in this country but that is what is being pushed.

There are liable laws; inciting laws; disorderly conduct laws; harassment laws and assault laws. We need to start enforcing them. Boycott institutions that tear at the fabric of a good society. Shutdown venues that incite radical and disorderly conduct. Incarcerate those that promote terror and violence. We need to take his country back from the loons. Mental institutions need to be built and utilized. We can cure the hunger and homeless in this country. We haven’t tried to cure the stupid. Take back our schools with competent teachers and don’t allow your children to attend “radical” institutions of “higher learning”. There aren’t many real institutions left to learn from. Bottom line is that nothing is going to change until the violent radicals have blood in the streets, which is their wish. Be careful what you wish for!!!

Way too much has occurred in my life over the last couple of years and, unfortunately, priorities have pulled me away from this site. I do have a reason but I will not use it as an excuse. I just want to apologize for what I feel was neglecting you and this site. Although things have calmed down quite a bit, I have changed somewhat and don’t really know the place I am in, although it has been with me for sometime and I have gotten somewhat use to it.

This may seem cryptic but I don’t air personal things to strangers ( nor anyone else that isn’t the closest of friends) so I will just say that I am somewhat back here and just see where and how it goes.

To Wolve, my Yank friend, I hope your wife is okay and on the mend. You are doing exactly what a loving husband should do and you have your priorities straight. I will add your wife to my prayers.

13 Hours

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I have tried to divest myself of politics for some time now. I rarely watch the news and only listen to news radio when driving at work. I am so dismayed and disillusioned with the pettiness and ignorant pursuits into individuals past rather than doing the people’s business. It is hard to believe that The Republican Party has the reigns yet they act just as much Democrat as the liberals do. Moreover, citizens (use the term loosely here) keep voting these same con artist scumbags back into office because they, these constituents, are still the ignorant lemmings they have always been. I have also lost my faith in these people because they don’t act like concerned citizens but more like greedy, selfish freeloaders.

I listened to the news tonight and found that some Democrat Senators are being accused of “groping” women and their “fan base”, fellow Democrats, are protecting them BECAUSE they aren’t Republicans. Pissing match over some directorship of an illegal Obama created adency. Pocahontas Warren is upset and was called out by Trump as a fraud. Meanwhile 6 or 7 Senators can’t get onboard for tax reform. This is it? This is what Congress works for? About to go on another break and nothing getting done again. Truly pathetic and showing good reason why they shouldn’t receive retirement or free healthcare or most other perks. They have already set up ways to get rich while stifling American progress.

ACT is a really caring and passionate individual with a heart of gold. Always wanting to help others in any way I can. Opinionated, yes, but always looking for ways to better myself and learn to let go of the things I can’t control or change. I have had some major pitfalls and crisis in my life over the past couple years. Keeping the Christmas spirit and my GOD ever present during these times has allowed me to endure and rebound; ever smiling and avoiding those things that promote negative feelings. While shopping the other day, looking for my Christmas puzzles to distract me and satisfy my time, I jumped over to the DVD section to get my latest addition to my Star Wars collection when a movie caught my eye. I didn’t see it in the theaters and it just won’t come out on prime so I decided to buy it. The movie was called “13 Hours” and is the account of the real story of what happened at Benghazi (not the complete account as the information is being stifled by the Dems). I have watched it 3 times in two days and each session has the same affect as the others. I shake my head and cry. It makes me sick, sad and mad. It brought back why I was on here in the first place yet, other than the continual phone calls and emails to Congress, I know that nothing has changed and won’t get resolved.

This movie, along with all the other egregious acts of the Obama administration and its cronies, are yanking me back to the conflict. I really don’t have the energy to go through and hash this over once again. How wonderful this country could be if we took all the “breaks and holidays” away from Congress and made them do their work. The work that still needs to be done is to get all the information about these issues that has plagued us for so long. Stalling or obstruction needs to be immediately met with jail time. As Hillbilly would say, no one is above the law and she, and all other criminals in the administration, should be brought to justice. When these acts end up being punished with long prison terms or execution, I believe that much of the criminal Congressional and cabinet elements would cease to be. I find that if there is no accountability then people tend to be bolder the next time they commit acts of criminality or treason. It is never too late and there should never be a statute of limitations on acts of this kind.

The movie is worth watching, if you can. It is graphic and emotional, but most of all it shows how the people who are there care the most and try to do the right thing when the system fails them. This is the problem with politics, politicians and the bureaucracy of today in America. You can bet your last dime that whatever happens, when you need help or relief, the system will always fail you.

The following was posted by a friend of mine on his Facebook page:

So much for FREEDOM of expression! So much for FREE speech!

After I posted that I believe the players have the rights to do whatever they want, kneel or stand during the National Anthem, and I have the right not to watch the games on TV or physically go to the games. But that is not good enough for some people. So unless I support athletes kneeling during the National Anthem, I am a racist!

Freedom of expression and free speech must go both ways. But it does not. A few idiots sent me private messages saying that I am a member of the KKK, a White Supremacist, and I am a Neo Nazi! Of course I blocked them immediately from ever contacting me ever again. They said that the ONLY reason why I succeeded in America after arriving to this country with nothing while not knowing a word of English is because I benefited from White Privileges!

Seriously? Do I look white? I am NOT white just in case if someone needs eye glasses, and yes, I am offended. I respect the flag as well as everyone who served. This is MY personal belief and I am NOT trying to change anyone’s opinion. This also has NOTHING to do with President Trump. I could not care less what he said or did not say. I felt about this long before he said a word about it.

My Father served in the military. He also worked for the US Embassy for many years. He helped many Americans when my former country was fallen to the Communists. He saved many lives, including Americans. Two of my three uncles were in the service and they died. We were allies of the United States to fight Communism in Vietnam.

I had a hand gun pointed at my temple by the Communist Police when I was around 10-11 in the middle of the school yard, in front of all other students, because I refused to stand for the Communist National Anthem. I refused to recognize the Communist Flag. My parents did not even know about this.

After I came to America, I thought things would be different. It sure was, but I was in quite a shock. I do not recall seeing anyone that looked like me in my High School. Just about everyone was white. People looked at me very strangely. I was put in some “retarded” classes because I could not speak English and the school did not know how to handle me. They did not realize that my education was far more advanced than anyone can imagine. Just about everything I was taught in High School was in my curriculum in South Vietnam in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. In fact, quite a few things in my 4 years of college were taught in Vietnam in middle school.
Two of my closest friends in High School are chess players, Chuck Adelman and David Cole. They were as nice and kind to me as possible. They are the only two people I still keep in touch with from High School. And while others were doing homework or enjoying life, I had to work. My first job was at a local Shop Rite, a supermarket chain in NJ. They gave me a job cleaning the toilet and mopping the floor for $3.35 an hour before tax. But since I was too young, around 14-15, they could not give me too many hours. So I had to find other odd jobs to make minimum wages to help my family who were still in Vietnam. Is that the definition of White Privileges?

Around 300 extended members of my wife’s family died in Auschwitz during the Holocaust. So we both have a little bit of a different experience than most others. But we cannot have any opinion because it sometimes may not be the same as others? We have two choices in life. To do everything possible to succeed, or blame everyone and everything for our failures! So instead of wallowing in self-pity because of racism and discrimination, we used our tough life experiences, and our setbacks, to fuel us to succeed.

This is the problem with this country today. Too many people no longer listen. There is no peaceful and respectful dialog. There is very little tolerance on all sides. Name calling is a “normal” thing now. It is easy to insult on Twitter and Facebook. The attitude is how can anyone disagree with me? Something is wrong with you when you cannot go along with what I believe.

I am thankful every day that I live in a FREE country. I am thankful every day that I live in a country where if I work hard, I have an opportunity to succeed. This is not something I will ever take for granted. And no, I will never disrespect the flag of the United States, my second home, a country that gave me a second chance in life.

Please slow down and think just like in chess. Please do not contribute more to the current political vitriol. Be civil and be respectful, especially to those who do not agree with you.

Thank you!

It is said that racism is learned. (Of course, others say Whites are born racist.) If something is learned, then it must be taught, either directly or by personal experience.

Direct teaching occurs when one person teaches another, as in a parent-child relationship or a teacher-student relationship. We could expect racist parents to produce racist children.

Personal experience is altogether different. If one watches the news, and sees that people of one race are over-represented in positions of authority, and that people of another race are over-represented in prison, one might, consciously or unconsciously, develop a racist mindset. If one is in school, and sees one race outperform the others, while another under-performs the others, one might develop a racist mindset.

But what is a “racist mindset”? Is it racist to note that Blacks commit crime at much higher rates than other races? Is it racist to note the under-performance of Blacks in school? Is it racist to note that Blacks are disproportionately likely to be on the dole? Is it racist to note that Blacks are more likely to have children out of wedlock? Is it racist to note that “the black–white disparity in debt is greatest at the highest levels of parents’ net worth”? [^]

No, these are facts. Facts are not racist. The problem comes in using facts about groups to pre-judge individuals in those groups. And that happens. Two identical resumes, one from DeMayne Johnson and the other from Alexander Weinstein, will not be treated the same. Neither will two such mortgage applications.

Affirmative Action just exacerbates the problem. If lesser-qualified Blacks are as likely as more-qualified Whites to be admitted to a particular college, and if that college gives extra help to the Black student to get him through, then equivalent resumes do not really reflect equivalent ability and achievement. If companies promote lesser-qualified Blacks over more qualified White to meet racial quotas, then equivalent resumes do not reflect equivalent ability and achievement.

Affirmative Action in mortgage lending doesn’t help either. Lenders are not in the business of losing money, so are more likely to give sub-prime mortgages to those people who are more likely to default. Research in the industry indicates that “Black households have higher marginal default rates, controlling for differences in borrower and property characteristics.” In this case, as in others, “White Privilege” is the result of White behavior, taken in the aggregate. When controlling for other factors, Whites are less likely to default, so Whites get the privilege of better loan terms.

Is charging Blacks more for loans racist? You betcha! But what is to be done? Lenders make a lot of loans, and the aggregate actions of the borrowers affect the lenders’ returns. If you make it illegal to charge Blacks more, then lenders will find ways to make fewer loans to Blacks.

Black men, even when adjusting for income and other factors, have higher mortality rates than do White men. Should they pay more for life insurance? Of course! It is racist? You betcha! But what is to be done? If charging different rates for life insurance is illegal, then insurers will find ways to write fewer policies for Blacks. (Similarly, women between the ages of twenty and fifty cost health insurers more, and cost car insurers less. The prices of health insurance and car insurance should reflect those facts. Is that sexist? You betcha!)

Now, having higher mortality, do Blacks get more Social Security? No! Is that racist? Do Blacks get better returns on annuities? No! Is that racist?

Racism is, unfortunately, a reality. There are racial gaps in educational attainment, crime rates, life-spans, and loan default rates. The problem is not really racism, but prejudice. PRE-judging people based on race (or sex) is wrong.

Let’s see. 2 illegal aliens that should not be in the country, are dumber than a box of rocks and can’t read or write in their own language, much less the country they invaded, have been charged with raping a 14 year old girl. The attorney for the 18 year old illegal is saying today his client is innocent because it was “consensual” rape…..I mean sex. The attorney for the 17 year old illegal is stating that the girl brought it on herself because……because what? The school system liberals are saying that there is nothing to see here and that the UVA fake rape has gotten more coverage than this one ever will. All in all, sanctuary cities/towns are on the rise and Bill Bumblebutt in NYC is telling all school systems to not allow ICE agents on school grounds. WOW!

Trump is in collusion with the Russians still and that will never change, regardless what Clapper, Comey or others state. Yet documents are coming to light that the O’Bummer administration is being seen as spying on Americans, inclusive of the Trump administration, possibly inadvertently, but outing people that have come up in these “findings”. Everyone agrees that these outings are illegal, highly or otherwise. Why is Comey still in his position? Why hasn’t all top level secret holders (they have narrowed it down to a dozen people or so) been put to an immediate polygraph session to determine the culprit or group doing these things? Will more documents be destroyed to protect the guilty? Would I like to see O’Bummer admin personnel in prison?

Paul Ryan and a “select” group of the GOP in the house came up with a shitty healthcare bill in the house. They didn’t invite or allow true conservatives to be involved in the process (sound familiar? Think Obamacare) and came up with a bill that is basically called Obamacare Lite. Sure, they need to do step 2 and 3 later. You believe that, right? Rather than go through all the stuff this bill will do to hurt Americans even further and keep us under government control for healthcare, why not just repeal it as they have tried to do for the last 7 years? They now have the vote AND the signature as they stated they needed (the House, Senate and WH for those of you who have a brick for a brain) plus they have old plans that they made up to replace Obamacare for years. Repeal means that the old system would still be good to sometime in 2018 and that is plenty of time to do this thing right. Thought: bring back the old system since there was nothing wrong with it in the first place and those 20 or 30 million people without healthcare? I understand that the figure to cover those people would be around the 250 million dollar mark to insure them. Let’s see, 250 million or one trillion. Hard choice, right? How about we stop giving grants for shrimp on treadmills. That should just about pay for the damn thing. This ain’t rocket science, only power politics. Drain the frigging swamp.

Gorsuch is going through a daily marathon grilling and he has yet to state “what difference, at this point, does it make”, which happens when you are getting hemorrhoids from sitting through one bout of grilling for 11 hours. He has an impeccable record as everyone has stated. Dems commit themselves to stupid, irrelevant questions because they have nothing pertinent to ask. Now that lying scumbag degenerate Schumer is talking about doing a filibuster on this nomination to the SCOTUS. Why? Because they are liberals and liberals can show no reason for their existence. I concur. What was that thing they did long ago? Inquisition or something?

We are coming up on state elections and have a great chance to get Virginia back to the land of reality. Liberals are doing nothing but shooting themselves in the foot at every breath they take. It would be great to take our state back from the racist baby killers called Democrats. States are doing some crazy things and I don’t want my state to do anything more crazy then has already happened with the current dirtbags at the helm. What happens nationally affects what happens locally. At least conservatives have the guts to stand up to their own (their own being CINO or Conservatives In Name Only). I believe it is time to appoint a special commission to root out the reasons and make VERY public why the Dems are insistent on destroying America and subjecting Its citizens to cruel and unusual punishment.

That’s the news.

This article is typical of progs, they have an agenda, and say those who don’t have their agenda have an agenda.

Gorsuch is “biased” in the direction of corporations over employees. That’s totally incorrect. Progressives aren’t saying he’s biased – we’re saying he has a judicial ideology that consistently, statistically leads him to one set of results over another.

Yes, the judicial ideology that the Law and the Constitution mean what they say. Oh, the horror.

What [Senator Leahy (D-VT)] should have asked is this: If you just apply the law as you see it, why do right-wing ideologues all support you so strongly?

Because “right-wing” ideologues want the Law and the Constitution to be applied as written. This prog goes on to provide the perfect example.

For example, when the conversation turned to the Religious Liberty Restoration Act (RFRA), Judge Gorsuch noted how fair-minded he’s been, applying the law to a Muslim prisoner denied a halal meal. There was no discussion of the actual issues: whether RFRA applies to corporations, whether it allows businesses to discriminate against women and LGBT people on the basis of a religious belief, whether it covers harming third parties at all.

And there is it, this progs (indeed, most progs) do not want the law to be applied as it is written. Here is the law in question. It does not redefine the word person, so the definition in 1 U.S. Code § 1 is in force:

the words “person” and “whoever” include corporations, companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as individuals

And it was then-Representative Charles E. Shumer (D-NY-9) who sponsored H.R.1308 – Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.

Oh, the irony.

The progs’ stupidity knows no bounds. As evidence, I present a survey given to students in a Sociology class at San Diego State University:

  1. I can arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
  2. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
  3. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.
  4. When I am told about our national heritage or about “civilization,” I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
  5. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.
  6. I can go into a music shop and count of finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket and find the food I grew up with, into a hairdresser’s shop and find someone who can deal with my hair.
  7. Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial responsibility.
  8. I am not made acutely aware that my shape, bearing, or body odor will be taken as a reflection of my race.
  9. I can worry about racism without being seen as self-interested or self-seeking.
  10. I can take a job or enroll in a college with an affirmative action policy without having my co-workers or peers assume I got it because of my race.
  11. I can be late to a meeting without having the lateness reflect on my race.
  12. I can choose public accommodation with out [sic] fearing that people of my race cannot get in or will be mistreated.
  13. I am never asked to speak for all of the people of my racial group.
  14. I can be pretty sure that if I ask to talk with the “person in charge” I will be facing a person of my race.
  15. If a traffic cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race.
  16. I can easily by [sic] posters, postcards, picture books, greeting cards, dolls, toys, and children’s magazines featuring people of my race.
  17. I can choose blemish cover or bandages in “flesh” color and have them more or less match my skin.
  18. I can do well in a challenging situation without being called a credit to my race.
  19. I can walk into a classroom and know I will not be the only member of my race.
  20. I can enroll in a class at college and be sure that the majority of my professors will be of my race.

 

Almost every single one of those instances of “white privilege” is nothing more than a result of Whites’ being the majority of people in the United States. A friend’s daughter is in college in Japan. She is White. Naturally, she has almost all of the same issues, even more so, than Blacks do here. But let’s look at those that are NOT merely the result of Whites’ being the majority in the U.S.:

I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.

Well, why would you get harassed? Do Asians get harassed? Do Semites? Do Indians? No. So if you get harassed, it has nothing to do with your not being White, but something else.

Whether I use checks, credit cards, or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the appearance of financial responsibility.

Again, do Asians, Semites, and Indians have these problems? If not, then it has nothing to do with your not being White.

I can take a job or enroll in a college with an affirmative action policy without having my co-workers or peers assume I got it because of my race.

That is a perfectly reasonable assumption for them to make. If people of your race could normally get in, there would be no need for the affirmative action policy in the first place.

I can be late to a meeting without having the lateness reflect on my race.

Perhaps you should get to meetings on time (or even early), and let THAT reflect on your race. If the vast majority of your race made meetings on time, then this would not be a problem.

I can choose public accommodation with out [sic] fearing that people of my race cannot get in or will be mistreated.

There is never an excuse to mistreat a customer, and I do not know of any establishment of public accommodation that rejects customers based on their race.

If a traffic cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race.

The Infernal Revenue Service has no idea what your race is, and they don’t care. Audits are chosen by computer formula, and race is not part of that formula. As for the traffic cop, believe me it is very difficult to determine the race of a driver of a car going 70mph at radar range. Just obey the traffic laws.

I can do well in a challenging situation without being called a credit to my race.

Once again it must be asked, do Semites and Indians and Asians have this problem? If not, then it has nothing to do with your not being White.

This, of course, necessitates a little Statler and Waldorf:

Waldorf: [responding to Paul Williams doing "Old Fashioned Love Song"] He’s a credit to his race.
Statler: What race is that?
Waldorf: The hundred-yard dash.

I saved this one for last, to put it in the place of (dis)honor, as it was particularly stupid:

I can worry about racism without being seen as self-interested or self-seeking.

Well, it self-interested and self-seeking. If you are seen that way, it is because you are.

What is perceived as White Privilege is, in the vast majority of instances, such as the ones not addressed individually, merely the result of the fact that Whites are the majority in the United States. The other instances are the result of the fact a Black person is more likely to be a criminal than is a White person, is more likely to default on a loan (even at similar levels of income and debt burden), is more likely to have a lower IQ, and is more likely to have gotten accepted to a college or a job because of affirmative action policies.

None of those things has anything to do with skin color. (IQ may be a possible exception, because of the lower production of Vitamin D in dark-skinned pregnant women may have an effect on their babies. The research here is thin, at best.) These are not effects of skin color, but of culture.

When tuning a radar system, the operator sets a detection threshold. It a signal does not reach that threshold, no detection event occurs. Not wanting to miss any real returns, an operator might increase the sensitivity (decrease the threshold) so that any real radar returns will exceed the threshold and show up on his screen.

The problem with that is that a lot of noise will also exceed that threshold and show up his screen too.

This is exactly the problem with oversensitive progs, who see normal differences in everyday life and their racism, sexism, and poor-poor-pitiful-me-ism detectors go off.

Black people get arrested more than Whites, so it must be racism, not the fact that Blacks commit more crimes. Black people make less money than Whites, so it must be racism, not the fact that Blacks tend to do less well in school. They see women getting paid less than men, so it must be sexism, not the fact that women are less likely to go into engineering, math, and real sciences, and are less likely to work overtime.

On the other side of the coin, I suspect my bullshit detector is too sensitive, since it seems that everything the progs say sets it off.

Well, Калифорния looks to make itself a “sanctuary state.” At the same time, Congress is trying to figure our what to do with the illegal immigrants who were brought here with their parents.

So the answer is obvious. To avoid deportation from the United States, an illegal immigrant must move to Калифорния before July 1st, 2018. Any illegal immigrant caught outside of Калифорния will, upon first offense, be deported to Калифорния. Upon being caught a second time, he will be deported to the country from which he came.

If Калифорния wants the illegal immigrants, Калифорния can have them.

Idiots waving Nazi flags probably have no idea that the same prog policies they oppose were policies of the National Socialist Party eighty years ago. Those calling the Nazi-flag-wavers fascists probably have no idea that many of the policies of the Democrat Party are those of the National Socialist Party eighty years ago.

Both are ignorant of history.

Some people blame the police for the violence, because the police did not separate two groups of fascists. Balderdash. People are responsible for their own actions, whether the police are there or not. The police cannot be blamed for not closing roads. The counter-protesters did not have a permit to be on those roads, or they would have been closed. The driver is responsible for driving his car into the crowd, and the crowd is responsible for their illegally blocking the road. All should face charges accordingly.

The premise is that more diversity in a particular occupation, the better. “Strength in Diversity” is the mantra.

Now, no-one’s fighting for more women in the fields of plumber, HVAC, or construction. Where they want more “inclusion” is in medicine, law, and “STEM” — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. So the question arises, WHY?

If we use the mantra “Strength in Diversity,” applied to such fields, the only way women could add anything is if they think differently than the men already in the field. This brings up the logical inconsistency. If men and women have, in general, similar thought patterns, then bringing more women into the field will not change things much, and if men and women do not have similar thought patterns, then the notion of sex parity in these fields goes out the window.

Some studies do suggest that men and women do, generally speaking, think differently. Obviously, there are outliers in both groups. In the technology fields, most of the women think more like their co-workers than like typical women, and often have more male friends than female.

While there may be some benefit to ensuring that young girls do not exclude themselves from STEM fields because “girls don’t do computers,” I do not think that that attitude is really prevalent anymore. Girls know that they can study Computer Science, or Math, or Engineering, but just aren’t that interested. Pushing them into fields in which they have no interest will not be doing them any favors either.

It’s getting a bit stale now, having been released in January of 2015, but I am sure they will come out with a new steaming pile soon. Anyway, allow me to present Who Pays? (5th Edition) A Distributional Analysis of the Tax Systems in All Fifty States. Even the title is wrong, since they include the District of Columbia, but I digress.

While complaining, as progs are wont to do, that the State tax systems are not “fair,” they never actually bother to define the word FAIR. Be that as it may, when we get down to the section on real estate taxes, we have this:

Renters do not escape property taxes. A portion of the property tax on rental property is passed through to renters in the form of higher rent — and these taxes represent a much larger share of income for poor families than for the wealthy. This adds to the regressivity of the property tax.

This is quite reasonable. If the property-owner is to make a profit, he needs to pass his tax burden on to his renters. But the authors then follow up with this:

The business tax component reduces the regressivity of the property tax as it generally falls on owners of capital….

That’s right. Somehow, one type of business (rental property) is able to pass the cost of taxes to its customers (renters), but other types, such as retailers and manufacturers, cannot. This simply makes no sense.

The authors want to emphasize their assertion that lower-income people pay a higher percentage of their income to State and local taxes than higher-income people do. To do that, they say that property taxes on rental property are passed through to the renters. However, if they admit that retail and manufacturing business can do the same, and pass their property taxes on to their customers, then they must also admit that businesses can also pass on to their customers the cost of corporate income taxes, and thus the corporate income taxes are as regressive as sales taxes are. This they cannot do.

It is hard to pass up stupid anymore because there is so much of it running rampant. The first one is where Gov. Cuomo states that another case of “see something–say something” ruled the day. What was he talking about? Well it appears some jihadi tried to cause mayhem with a pipe bomb on a pedestrian walkway in NYC but only succeeded in blowing himself up. Here is how the see something–say something worked:

(phone call) 911. What is your emergency?

(Female caller) I’m a liberal so I don’t want you to think that I am profiling or Islamaphobic in any way but while I was walking on a pedestrian walkway, a jihadi looking guy either had what looked like a pipe bomb velcroed to his leg under his trousers or he was happy to see me.

(Dispatcher) Well, was he happy to see you.

(Caller) I’m not sure but he did smile at me

click

Then there was another caller and it went something like this:

(dispatch) 911. What is your emergency.

(caller) I am on this pedestrian walkway and I see some jihadi looking guy lying on the ground with smoke, shrapnel and blood all around him. I think the dumbass just blew himself up. I’m just saying.

(Dispatch) Thanks for the call. We’ll have someone stop by within the hour to check it out. click

The second dumbass appeared today and right down the road. Some naked guy crashed his truck on Rt. 28 by Dulles Airport and he tried hitching rides on other vehicles. Finally he split the scene and ran into the woods where the police finally caught up with him. It is bad enough that we have these mindless fools texting while driving and putting everybody else at risk but now they can stream porn on the phone and you know what happens when you close your eyes while driving. Hehehe. Anybody heard from George?

An article on Intellectual Takeout, Mothers Are Not Widgets, points to an IMF working paper that states that, “if the gender [participation] gap were to be closed…, the level GDP [in Canada] would be higher by 4 percent.”

There are multiple flaws in their arguments. Primarily, there is the assumption that it is the participation of women, particularly well-educated women, in the workforce that increases productivity. More likely, it is the increased productivity that attracts well-educated women to participate.

The IMF paper also does not examine what sort of education those “well-educated” women actually got. Over the years, more and more women have gotten degrees in STEM fields, which are in demand by employers, rather than getting M.R.S. and pre-Wed degrees. Perhaps it is not that there are more educated women in the workforce, but that there are more usefully-educated people in the workforce. Adding more uselessly-educated women to the workforce would be of no benefit.

One striking point of the IMP paper comes in their discussion of demographics:

Why is gender equality an especially important economic issue now? The Canadian economy, like other advanced economies, is expected to face growth headwinds, arising from unfavorable demographic pressure. The Bank of Canada has assessed that labor input growth could be almost halved (from 0.7 percent a year in 2015 to 0.4 percent in 2020) due to the slowdown in the growth rate of the working age population (Bank of Canada 2016). But female labor resources have not been fully tapped, and policy reform to bring more females to the workplace could effectively counterbalance the demographic pressure that is predicted to rise in the future.

So their “solution” to the population collapse is for more women to be working, which would just accelerate the collapse of the population! Brilliant.

Liberalism and Feminism are literally killing off Western Civilization, and their solution is more Liberalism and Feminism.

But wait, they want more government-paid child care. So, leave your kids with a stranger to go to work so you can pay the taxes that pay the stranger to raise your kids.

The Intellectual Takeout article also quotes a prog woman who says that motherhood is selfish. Here’s the opening paragraph:

I was taking a few weeks’ break from work over the summer. My family and I — my husband and my sons, then 9 and 7 — planned to spend the time at our house on the New Jersey shore. When my mother asked what we would be doing on our vacation, I told her we would be together — going to the beach and the nearby amusement park, cooking, playing in the yard.

Motherhood is not selfish. Selfishness is refusing to have enough children to continue the civilization so that you can afford a vacation home at the shore.

This really is one of the dumbest articles I’ve ever seen from “The Economist”, and that includes the one where they neglected the fact that twice a year one gets THREE bi-weekly paychecks in a month!

Germany has a trade surplus, and according to “The Economist”, this is a Bad Thing:

For a large economy at full employment to run a current-account surplus in excess of 8% of GDP puts unreasonable strain on the global trading system. To offset such surpluses and sustain enough aggregate demand to keep people in work, the rest of the world must borrow and spend with equal abandon. In some countries, notably Italy, Greece and Spain, persistent deficits eventually led to crises. Their subsequent shift towards surplus came at a heavy cost. The enduring savings glut in northern Europe has made the adjustment needlessly painful.

Germany did not force Italy, Greece, and Spain to spend more than they made. Germany did not force Italy, Greece, and Spain to borrow money to buy what they could not afford. They chose to do that all on their own. If one group of people, collectively, spend more than they make, then some other group must make more than they spend.

Where is the compassion for those trying to immigrate legally? The flood of illegal immigrants into this country completely precludes the discussion of making legal immigration easier. Where is the compassion for those who do manage to come here legally, and are thus subject to our employment laws, who are illegally underbid by illegal immigrants? Where is the compassion for the citizen or legal immigrant who loses his job to an illegal immigrant who abide by our employment laws, working for less than Minimum Wage or not requiring that his FICA taxes and unemployment insurance be paid? Where is the compassion for the guy who did not get into college because an illegal immigrant got accepted instead?

One illegal immigrant asked, “Whose job am I taking?”

That’s just it. We see the illegal immigrant who took the job, and the one who took that place on the college matriculation roll. We do not see the unknown person who did not get accepted to college because the illegal immigrant did. We do not see the unknown person who did not get the job because the illegal immigrant did.

President Trump has followed the will of Congress and fulfilled a campaign promise (not just his own, but that of President 0bama) by recognizing Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.

The whining leftist nay-sayers, including those in Congress who voted both for the law President Trump is following and for the Senate Resolution of July 2017, say that the status of Jerusalem should be decided by a treaty between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. The question arises, “How’s that been working for you?” The so-called “Palestinians” (Levant Arabs) rejected a two-state solution, and refuse to negotiate. The president is spot-on here. The Levant Arabs like the status quo, and are not going to come to the peace table to lose it. So they must be forced to the table by making them lose again and again and again until they having nothing left to bargain with and have to beg instead of bargain. Build settlements in the West Bank. Won’t come to the table now? Then it will cost you even more to get the West Bank back from the Jews who are going to live there. Declare Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. Won’t come to the table? Then it will cost you more to get us to move our embassy again.

President Trump, keep making the Levant Arabs lose.

Old (and I feel every day) ACT has been working 14 to 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for far longer than I can remember. I lose track of the day and month at times and the seasons are about the only thing that give me some semblance of the time. Not looking for sympathy here. Someone has to do the work and I thought when I retired 7 years ago that things would be different. Probably the reason God tells me not to make plans cause I only need to worry and live for today. What keeps me working is my circumstance, one of my grandbabies, and a tie that I just can’t seem (or don’t want to) let go of. Well now I am local for awhile so I can play here for a while. The object of the text is work.

I keep hearing that there is no work. Kids today are looking for those high paying, meaningful jobs like pro sports player, psychologist, actor, web designer and such. Whatever happened to meaningful work? My organization is staffed well but my company has had vacancies for years. Good work that takes brains and thinking on your own. For some reason we get no prior experience or those that want a paycheck without putting forward any effort. Needless to say, we have lots of vacancies. Now because I have been doing what I do for eons (I helped invent the square wheel) I am given projects to do alone, doing 3 or 4 individual jobs, only because I make things happen and organize well, including being everywhere at once. My body hates me and my mind has been playing cruel games. It is called old age. Shoot, I couldn’t remember the name of that dumb blonde that wanted to give oral gratification ( subjective at best) to any guy that voted for Hillbilly. I mean I really considered taking my gov’t money back and relaxing, contemplating my naval. Unfortunately I just can’t up and leave the company or organization without knowing my void has been taken care of. Where are those up and comers? Where are those eager beavers? Where is that next generation; anxious to take the feigns and make a mark in the world? It used to be companies wanted to dump the old for the young. Now they are looking for the old and experienced for less money and benefits because the young aren’t all they were cracked up to be. Maybe they need a new class in academia: work ethics. Novel idea. I know that some of us elders would appreciate the company and relief.

More and more Sterling gets to be a hot bed for illegals. It is getting pretty old. When I heard on the news the other day that an escaped deportee got away from ICE, I was happy he was found (right at my job site by coincidence). Then I heard on a later report that he had assaulted his guard to escape. Figured he would get some jail time first but it doesn’t appear that way. Matter of fact, he has been deported back to Salvador 5 times in the past 10 years. What? I remember something about being caught a second time in the country illegal and you were barred from coming back for um-teen years. How did he get by with 3 more times after that? If he gets deported again, what is to stop him from coming back? Can’t we give these guys a mandatory 5 year sentence working double shifts in a coal, uranium or mercury mine somewhere? It would definitely curtail this repeat border jumping, that’s for sure. Just a thought.

By executive order, the Governor of the Virgin Islands of the United States, Kenneth Mapp (R?!) has ordered the Adjutant General of the Virgin Islands to “seize arms, ammunition, explosives, [and] incendiary material.”

The full list is “arms, ammunition, explosives, incendiary material, and any other property that may be required by the military forces….”

Notice that the “arms, ammunition, explosives, [and] incendiary material” part is not even subject to the “that may be required by the military forces” clause.

This is a blatant violation of the Second and Fifth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. These are U.S. citizens.

All rhetoric about “rescinding” DACA is just that — RHETORIC.

Trump has NOT rescinded the unconstitutional DACA program, but simply said that he will NOT rescind it for at least six months. If Congress does not put DACA into law in that time, count on Trump to extend it again and again.

It seems that those liberals can’t get past they lost the election because they had a scumbag candidate or that their lying isn’t acceptable anymore or they don’t have any new or original ideas. I mean, I could go on indefinitely and still not touch all the highlights. They just aren’t relevant anymore but none of them got the memo. They are still trying to link the election to the Russians and that is why they don’t have a scumbag liberal in the White House. The very minority whatever in the Senate wants everyone that President Trump has appointed to quit or resign or commit seppuku. The minority nobody in the House wants the same thing. At least the nobodies are on the same page.

So, with everything Trump is going through; trying to get his cabinet installed and his agenda moving, he has to address Congress, as all President’s do. General statements about how he is going to redo healthcare, build the military, and infrastructure, etc. Then he honors a Navy SEAL who gave his life on a recent mission. His wife was on hand to take the President’s gratitude. We have seen this scene before from other presidents. You would have thought the world came to an end. It didn’t take long for the liberal scumbag cockroaches to come out of the woodwork and weight in on this. Bill Mahr and Michael Moore to name a few. Why do these people still have a platform to spew this crap is beyond me. This is the America we need to rid ourselves of and get back to the decency of old. Unbelievable that this stuff exists today.

I can’t tell you who, how or completely what, as I am held to secret information. I am not divulging anything that will not come out shortly but the buzz is there. Yes, there is a Russian connection but it is not what you think. The connection that the liberal scumbags are trying to present/invent is nothing more that what they usually do…..divert from the real story, and they know what that story is.

It appears that the Russians DID hack Hillzilla’s server and that they DO have her 33,184 personal emails dealing with yoga and Chelsea’s wedding and other mundane daily life adventures. NOT!! The emails deal with the collusion with Putin to compromise America’s nuclear capability by selling off our uranium supply. Remember the overcharge button? She knew what word to use because she “overcharged” the Russians to fill the coffers of the Clinton foundation. The Russian invasion of Crimea and Ukraine? That was another issue with Hillzilla’s fingerprints all over it, as well O’Bummer since nothing gets past him either. Beghazi? That was a deadly cover-up for Iran to divert attention from the nuclear capability we were helping to set up for them. Oh, yeah.

When Nunes went to Trump and Trump knew he was somewhat vindicated, it wasn’t just about the spying that was going on. It was about that Russian connection. Hillzilla was being blackmailed so she gave “favors” to keep from being outed and she made some good chump change along with it. These “secrets” may come to light in a redacted version (which I cannot divulge to you) but it will be a bombshell and we will finally have some high administrations slugs going to prison or possibly even GITMO (I would prefer a black site myself; never to be heard from again). So all you suckers out there that swallow this tripe about Trump and Russians deserve what you get out of this mess. I hope you know how to swallow crow.

The Trump/Russia collusion story is starting to turn into a constitutional crisis. Not because President Trump colluded with the Russians. He didn’t. Not because NOT-President Clinton paid Russians for a dossier so fake it wouldn’t even get published in Penthouse Letters. No, the constitutional crisis comes from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s witch hunt.

There is a real problem when unaccountable and infinitely funded government agents are assigned to investigate people looking for crimes they may have committed, rather than to investigate crimes looking for the people who may have committed them.

Such witch hunts serve to discourage those who work for Trump, and any who would work for any Republican presidential candidate in the future. The only crimes we see in the Russia collusion investigation are the fake dossier, which was apparently paid for by the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the FBI that refused to indict Clinton when it should have, and the use of that fake dossier to get wiretaps on Trump’s campaign staff. Those crimes need to be investigated. If we don’t get to the bottom of it, and put the people responsible in prison, we can kiss the Republic goodbye.