Sunday, November 19, 2017

November,2017, Part 1, The Unfolding Disaster That Is Obama Care: Costs Keep Going Up, Up, Up...Despite What Obama Promised

Every month for years now we have had to discuss how bad Obama Care is turning out to be under the continuing theme, “the unfolding disaster that is Obama Care.” This month is no different. As the legislation continues to march through America, driving up health care and health insurance prices as it serves as dead weight on economic growth, it cements its rightful place as the worst piece of legislation Washington has ever produced.

It never had a chance to be successful since it really never addressed the underlying root causes of our ever increasing health costs in the country:
  • Americans eat too much of the wrong kind of food, resulting in obscenely high obesity rates for the country.
  • Our food chain is infested with overdoses of high fructose corn syrup, salt, sugar, and other unhealthy additives.
  • Americans smoke too much.
  • Americans do not exercise enough.
  • The country is in serious need of health care tort reform.
  • Barriers to insurance company competition across state lines need to come down.
  • Obama Care never “followed the money” to find out who is actually profiting from the ever escalating healthcare costs in this country and how to get those factors under control.
  • Obama Care never got the immense amount of fraud and abuse in current government healthcare programs, Medicare and Medicaid, under control in order to save money to efficiently fund other government health care initiatives.
  • Obama Care never put serious research money towards curing the major diseases that drive high healthcare costs such as high frequency cancers and dementia type diseases.
You cannot resolve any problem unless you understand and address the underlying root causes. No difference here: Obama Care legislation never addressed these listed root causes and thus, has no chance of ever being successful.

But it is not just missing the root causes of our healthcare costs that makes Obama Care so horrible. It resulted in millions of Americans losing access to their favored doctors, hospitals, and insurance policies. It has caused insurance premiums, deductibles and copays to escalate substantially. It will likely add trillions of dollars to the national debt. It has exposed millions of Americans to higher than necessary identity theft chances. It has created government bureaucracies that are wastefully spending taxpayer wealth and being exploited by criminal elements. It has stifled economic growth and job creation.

These are just a sample of the types of idiocy that we have been reviewing for the past several years in this blog relative to Obama Care. To read those past posts, just enter the phrase, “the unfolding disaster,” in the search box above.

1) Too many times to mention we have reviewed how Obama Care premiums and deductibles have continued to drive upwards over the years despite Obama’s oft repeated promise that an average American family could see up to a $2,5000 reduction in their annual health insurance costs. Joshua Paladino, writing for the Liberty Headlines website on October 27, 2017, reiterated the latest findings on ever increasing Obama Care premiums as this year’s signup process for Obama Care gets underway:
  • A new research study shows that on average the premium costs for the most popular Obama Care plan tier will increase 34% in 2018.
  • The study was conducted by the Avalere Health organization.
  • Their study blamed three factors for the increasing premiums, the fact that Trump eliminated some illegal taxpayer subsidies to insurance companies, his recent executive order to promote choice and competition in health care, and the debate over repealing and replacing Obama Care in Washington.
  • The Alavere people seem to overlook the fact that it is unknown but highly unlikely that the illegal subsidies that Trump cut would have ever filtered down to individual policyholders and if some of that taxpayer largess did filter down it would be relative minor since the main taxpayer subsidies, the legal ones, are still intact.
  • Alavere also seems to forget that Obama promised that Obama Care would increase competition in the health insurance market but when Trump does the same thing Alavere looks on it as a bad thing.
  • And finally, the argument to repeal and replace Obama Care has been going on for years and over those years Obama Care costs continued to skyrocket so blaming the debate in 2017 is silly and wrong.
  • In addition, “a U.S. District Judge in San Francisco said the administration’s stance on withholding the funding had the “stronger legal argument.” Rare is the argument that Democrats, who passed Obamacare without knowing “what’s in it,” failed to fill gaping legal holes such as subsidies that they overlooked.”
  • Conversely, the Heritage Foundation’s research shows that Obama Care’s massive regulation burden is a primary root cause of ever higher costs.
  • According to Alavere, Obama Care bronze plans’ premiums will increase an average of 18% in 2018, the silver plans will go up an average of 34%, the gold plans will go up an average of 16%, and the platinum plans will go up an average of 25%.
  • Average premium costs will go down in only three states, Alaska, Arizona, and North Dakota, small states relative to the overall Obama Care population.
Another day and another set of data that shows unlike what Obama promised, the cost of Obama Care health insurance coverage continues to rise unabated, indicating that it never attacked the root causes of our high health care and insurance in this country.

2) In the course of researching the previous article, I came across another article from the Liberty Headlines website that was put out on May 25, 2017:
  • At that time, the Health and Human Services (HHS) organization had just released a report that showed that on average the insurance premiums for individual health insurance policies doubled in cost under Obama Care.
  • This doubling took place between 2013, the year the law took effect through 2017.
  • The study that reached this conclusion came from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).
  • HHS spokesperson, Alleigh Marre confirmed the findings: “With data that shows average premiums doubling nationwide and Americans paying nearly $3,000 more for health insurance per year, this report is a sobering reminder of why reforming our healthcare system remains a top priority of the Trump Administration. The status quo is unsustainable.”
  • But wasn’t Obama Care supposed to fix this problem, Ms. Marre, with Obama promising that some American families would see up to a $2,500 decrease in annual health insurance policies?
  • According to the research, average individual insurance premiums, the core of Obama Care, doubled from $2,784 a year in 2013 to $5,172 in 2017, a 105% increase.
  • The 39 states that relied on the Federal exchange to purchase health insurance also saw large increases in individual health insurance plans over that time frame.
  • Three states, Alaska, Alabama, and Oklahoma saw premiums triple from 2013 to 2017.
Oh yeah, Obama could not have been further off, or more of a liar, when he promised that annual insurance premiums could down by up to $2,500 a year. Doubling and tripling of premium costs is not a $2,500 reduction.

Premium costs up, deductible costs up, competition levels down, you could not have come up with more of a failure of reforming our healthcare system in this country if you tried.


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Friday, November 17, 2017

November, 2017, Part 2, I Am A Global Warming Doubter and A Believer In Science: Jerry Brown's Electric Car Fantasy and Al Gore Vs. A Real Scientist

Every month we have enough material to return to a continuing theme in this blog, namely that “I am a global warming doubter AND a believer in science.” This became of interest because of people like Al Gore who fanatically and verbosely claimed that you had to be an idiot to not believe in manmade global warming. It has been my life belief that anyone that is that loud and that obnoxious is hiding something, that rather than argue facts and reality it is better to beat down and insult anyone who disagrees.

As we have dove into the whole issue of manmade global warming, or its new rebranded title of climate change, we found that Al Gore and people like him were guilty of a number of things:
  • Ignoring science and realities that did not support their opinions and positions.
  • Rather than have an adult conversation about climate, these types of advocates like Gore sank to the level of insulting those who dared look at ALL science by calling them a variety of names including racists, homophobes, terrorists, flat earth believers, and other slanderous names.
  • Continuing to insist that politicians step up their intrusions into our lives with higher taxes, more regulations, and more control of our freedoms and standards of living based on a shaky theory at best.
To see the past posts and the multitude of evidence that we have compiled that showed it is perfectly okay to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, enter the phrase "global warming doubter” in the search box above or go through the monthly historical posts listed on the right side of this page.

Thus, let’s see the latest facts and science that prove you can be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, regardless of what Al Gore proclaims.

1) In our last post on global warming a few days ago we discussed in amazement how California governor Jerry Brown, a devoted global warming advocate, suggested rather strongly that anyone that did not agree with his view on global warming and climate change needed to be brainwashed until they did believe the myth. Of course, in that same post we discussed the reality that over 400 scientific papers have been published so far in just in 2017 that show global warming to be just that, a myth.

But apparently this overwhelming pile of science and research, which runs counter to his views, did not stop him from doubling down on his insanity. He was recently caught bragging on how his state, under his leadership, continue to pass laws that will somehow reach his ultimate goal of phasing out fossil fuel based cars in California. 

Theoretically, at least in his mind, this would fix global warming since all of the states’ cars would no longer emit global warming gases, the California cars would be running on electricity that do not emit those nasty gases. But Twitter users were not fooled by his ignorance since while electric cars do not emit fossil fuel based gases, the fuels need to generate the electricity to operate those cars certainly do:
  • And what will make those vehicles “zero emission”?
  • Because electricity is generated from magic sky fairies 
  • Ah, yes, the myth of "zero emissions" vehicles. I guess the electricity those cars run on is generated by millions of hamsters on wheels. 
  • EXACTLY! Well, not really but that’s what many on the Left appear to believe.
  • But they're not really zero emissions vehicles.
  • Shh! You’ll ruin Brown and climate change alarmists’ talking points.
  • Fire up those coal plants boys, California is gonna need lots of electricity. 
  • Jerry Brown - Still unaware how most electricity in the US is created. 
  • Does #JerryBrown know about the massive environmental pollution of manufacturing and disposing of the zero emission car BATTERIES?
  • Zero-emission vehicles...Powered by electricity...Generated by coal power plants... 
  • Zero emissions, my ass. Where do you think electricity comes from?
  • Powered by unicorns.
  • This is headed directly toward mandatory emission offsets when consumers refuse to purchase "zero-emission" cars.”
  • They will have to burn a lot of coal to power all those electric cars. They can't keep up now. 
  • And that’s from a liberal who’s among those saying Republicans don’t “believe in science”?
  • Geez, Jerry, didn't you go to science class? 
Seems there are a lot of smart people out there that understand the whole process of energy consumption in its various forms. Apparently, very few of them work for the California state government.

2) Not only did we cite over 400 research efforts in our last post that debunk the global warming myth, a recent climate scientist just went head to head with the most famous global warming advocate Al Gore, to debunk his notions and reality also. Gore and others have been all excited because of the hurricane activity this past summer which indeed was higher it had been in many, many years. [Note: I find it interesting that there is minimal hurricane activity for many years and the global warming advocates were silent, but one single summer with increased activity and they go nuts.]

But a real scientist, not a fake scientist like Al Gore, tells us that recent hurricane activity is not caused by manmade global warming:
  • Dr. Roy Spencer is a climatologist scientist at the University of Alabama.
  • He is a former NASA senior scientist for climate issues.
  • He currently spends a lot of his current time writing short e-books to prove that manmade global warming did not cause this one year increase in hurricane activity.
  • According to the Washington Times, "Spencer's research and position is that this year’s hurricanes are not “what climate change looks like” and that the storms were not caused by mankind putting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere: A former NASA senior scientist for climate studies, Mr. Spencer said that having two hurricanes make landfall on the lower 48 within one year isn’t proof of climate change."
  • Dr. Spencer also stated in the article: “There have been many years with multiple Cat 4 hurricanes in the Atlantic, but there is nothing about global warming theory that says more of those will make landfall. While the official estimate is that this was the first time two Cat 4 storms hit the U.S., since Florida was virtually unpopulated before 1900, we probably don’t really know.”
  • In fact, since 2005, no Category 3 or higher hurricane had hit the country, something that global warming advocates find quite uncomfortable relative to their theories and forecast models.
  • One of these theories is that man made global warming will make hurricanes more intense, a theory that Spenser calls ““some sort of pseudo-meteorological gobbledygook.” - “What made Harvey rain totals exceptional was the system stalled next to the coast, which was due to a very temporary weakening of atmospheric steering currents. Virtually the whole month of August was below normal in temperature over most of the U.S., not what global warming theory predicts at all.”
A real scientist vs. Al Gore, who are you going to believe? As a trained statistician, I have a favorite old saying that goes as follows: “Torture the data long enough and it will confess to anything.” Dr. Spencer reaches a similar conclusion relative to global warming advocates: “You can come up with all kinds of hurricane statistics which don’t mean much. Florida was hit by Cat 4 hurricanes four years in a row, in 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950. Then when Andrew hit in 1992, it had been 32 years since a Cat 4 hurricane had hit Florida. It doesn’t mean anything.”

It doesn’t mean anything” should be the theme to the hysteria and non-scientific approach that many global warming advocates take to the Earth’s climate. From Jerry Brown who does not understand that electricity does not magically appear at a wall socket to Al Gore who has always ignored science that does not conform to his pre formed concepts of reality, it is still perfectly sane to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science.



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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November, 2017, I Am A Global Warming Doubter and A Believer In Science: Record Low Temps Possible, Brainwashing in California, and 400 Reasons NOT to Believe the Global Warming Myth

Every month we have enough material to return to a continuing theme in this blog, namely that “I am a global warming doubter AND a believer in science.” This became of interest because of people like Al Gore who fanatically and verbosely claimed that you had to be an idiot to not believe in manmade global warming. It has been my life belief that anyone that is that loud and that obnoxious is hiding something, that rather than argue facts and reality it is better to beat down and insult anyone who disagrees.

As we have dove into the whole issue of manmade global warming, or its new rebranded title of climate change, we found that Al Gore and people like him were guilty of a number of things:
  • Ignoring science and realities that did not support their opinions and positions.
  • Rather than have an adult conversation about climate, these types of advocates like Gore sank to the level of insulting those who dared look at ALL science by calling them a variety of names including racists, homophobes, terrorists, flat earth believers, and other slanderous names.
  • Continuing to insist that politicians step up their intrusions into our lives with higher taxes, more regulations, and more control of our freedoms and standards of living based on a shaky theory at best.
To see the past posts and the multitude of evidence that we have compiled that showed it is perfectly okay to be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, enter the phrase "global warming doubter” in the search box above or go through the monthly historical posts listed on the right side of this page.

Thus, let’s see the latest facts and science that prove you can be a global warming doubter and a believer in science, regardless of what Al Gore proclaims.

1) The proper use of science and the scientific method is to look at all possible data and information, look at these sources of information from a wide variety of angles, and then put together a logical hypotheses of reality that encompasses all possible variations and possibilities. The scientist is really a detective, sifting through potential clues, evaluating their merit, and finding an overarching connection between them to form a correct view of reality.

That is unless you live in California. According to the governor of California, if your view of manmade global warming does not agree with his, based on research and scientific reviews that you have come across, than you need to be brainwashed to ignore any piece of science and research that does not support the governor’s view, i.e. manmade global warming is killing the planet. That is apparently how science works in the head of current California governor, Jerry brown.

According to reporting from the Sacramento Bee newspaper, Brown was recently speaking at an event organized by the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences when he opined: “The problem … is us. It’s our whole way of life. It’s our comfort … It’s the greed. It’s the indulgence. It’s the pattern. And it’s the inertia….At the highest circles, people still don’t get it,” he said. “It’s not just a light rinse” that’s required. “We need a total, I might say ‘brainwashing. We need to wash our brains out and see a very different kind of world.”

Of course, if you disagree with someone and who does not immediately call for that person to be brainwashed? The hell with science, the hell with reason, the hell with respecting the right of someone to hold a contrary position, let’s just brainwash them. This is the kind of dangerous nonsense that exists within the American political class today.

2) The Rightwise website recently reported on how “Global Warming Advocates Face Record Low Temps,” based on a recent Weather Channel forecast: “This is an important topic of discussion today because just recently the weather channel has informed the public that the country in many parts will be facing below-freezing weather conditions that could break records. The fact that we are getting weather this cold disrupts the global warming argument completely. Arguments for global warming are hard to corroborate when the temperatures are getting this low. The Weather Channel just made the following report, “An arctic blast will slide across parts of the Midwest and Northeast into the weekend,” stated the forecasting service. “Many cities in the Midwest and Northeast will see their coldest temperatures so far this season. Daily record lows could be threatened in some cities.””

"Daily record lows" does not seem like a warming trend.

3) The Tea Party Journal website recently updated some research they had conducted earlier in the year relative to global warming having not risen much at all over the past two decades or so:
  • Earlier in the year, the Journal had identified 58 scientific research papers that were published in early 2017 and which all concluded that global warming, manmade or other, had not increased substantially for a long time.
  • Since that early 2017 count the number of published research papers is now up to 400, all of which cast doubts on the myth of manmade global warming.
  • In general, the hundreds of research papers concluded that: “Modern temperatures, sea levels, and extreme weather events are neither unusual nor unprecedented. Many regions of the Earth are cooler now than they have been for most of the last 10,000 years.”
  • Many of the studies attributed climate change to natural influences including the sun (106 papers), cloud cover variations, oceanic atmospheric oscillations (37 papers), and other sources, concluding that any climate changes due to mankind would be difficult or impossible to even detect.
  • Much of the research also concluded that advocating for renewable energy sources are often expensive, ineffective, and sometimes detrimental to the environment.
  • At the same time, the increase of CO2 in the atmosphere, regardless of its source, has resulted in a greener planet and increased crop yields, helping to reduce famine and starvation.
Wow, 400 scientific efforts and research all concluding that man made global warming is either non-existent or impossible to detect, given the mighty forces of nature that have been driving the Earth's climate for millions of years. Below are some summary of results from some of the research papers: 

Li et al., 2017: “It has been widely suggested from both climate modeling and observation data that solar activity plays a key role in driving late Holocene climatic fluctuations by triggering global temperature variability and atmospheric dynamical circulation."

Yndestad and Solheim, 2017: “Periods with few sunspots are associated with low solar activity and cold climate periods. Periods with many sunspots are associated with high solar activity and warm climate periods.”

Tejedor et al., 2017: “The main driver of the large-scale character of the warm and cold episodes may be changes in the solar activity.”

Belolipetsky et al., 2017: “It is well known that most short term global temperature variability is due to the well-defined ENSO natural oscillation (e.g. El Nino, La Nina)”

Park et al., 2017: “According to our results, the central Mexican climate has been predominantly controlled by the combined influence of the 20-year Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) and the 70-year Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO).”

Lim et al., 2017: “Our study demonstrated that flood frequency and climate changes at centennial-to-millennial time scales in South Korea have been coupled mainly with ENSO activity.”

Conroy et al., 2017: “20th century precipitation variability in southern Tibet falls within the range of natural variability in the last 4100 yr, and does not show a clear trend of increasing precipitation as projected by models.”

Verdon-Kidd et al., 2017: “Overall, the inter-annual and inter-decadal variability of rainfall and runoff observed in the modern record (Coefficient of Variation (CV) of 22% for rainfall, 42% for runoff) is similar to the variability experienced over the last 500 years (CV of 21% for rainfall and 36% for runoff).”

Viterito, 2017: “This yields a coefficient of determination of .662, indicating that HGFA [high geothermal flux area, i.e. volcanoes] seismicity accounts for roughly two-thirds of the variation in global temperatures since 1979.”

Huhtemaa and Helama, 2017: “[M]ore than half of the agricultural crises in the study region can be associated with cooling caused by volcanism.”

Blaauw, 2017: “This paper demonstrates that global warming can be explained without recourse to the greenhouse theory.”

Munshi, 2017: “…No evidence is found that changes in atmospheric CO2 are related to fossil fuel emissions at an annual time scale.”

Reinhart, 2017: “Our results permit to conclude that CO2 is a very weak greenhouse gas and cannot be accepted as the main driver of climate change.”

Blackall, 2017: “The science publication Nature Climate Change this year published a study demonstrating Earth this century warmed substantially less than computer-generated climate models predict. Unfortunately for public knowledge, such findings don’t appear in the news.”

Rosenblum and Eisenman, 2017: “Observations indicate that the Arctic sea ice cover is rapidly retreating while the Antarctic sea ice cover is steadily expanding. State-of-the-art climate models, by contrast, typically simulate a moderate decrease in both the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice covers.”

Janković and Shultz, 2017: “[A] preindustrial climate may remain a policy goal, but it is unachievable in reality.”

Heard et al., 2017: “While many modelled scenarios have been published claiming to show that a 100% renewable electricity system is achievable, there is no empirical or historical evidence that demonstrates that such systems are in fact feasible.”

Qiao et al., 2017: “BEVs [Battery Electric Vehicles] are designed to obtain more environmental benefits, but the energy consumption and GHG emissions of BEV production are much larger than those of ICEV [Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles] production in China.”

Frick et al., 2017: “Our results suggest that wind energy development may pose a substantial threat to migratory bats in North America.”

The Journal article points out that if you include the 500 papers in 2016 that pooh poohed the manmade global warming theory, then Jerry Brown certainly has a lot of brainwashing to do, given that 900 scientific papers hold a directly opposite point of view.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity, The Scandal That Is Hillary Clinton, Part 2

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

We are going to dedicate a couple of days to the latest insanity that has been coming out regarding the corrupt and unethical behavior of leaders in the Democratic Party, specifically Hillary Clinton, her staff, and their shenanigans.

1) Over the past two posts we have been discussing the insanity that was Hillary Clinton's 2016 Presidential campaign run. A lot of the material we have gone over already and will go over today is driven by statements that former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile has been making in the news lately as she began promoting her book about the 2016 campaign.

Peter Kasperowicz, writing for the Washington Examiner on November 8, 2017, picks up some of the commentary and stories that Brazil has been sharing:

  • Brazile called the Clinton campaign a “cult,” that was impossible to penetrate: “It was a cult. I felt like it was a cult. You could not penetrate them.”
  • As the campaign was coming up to election day, Brazile could not convince Clinton staff to work harder in some states that she knew were vulnerable to a Trump victory but her pleas were ignored.
  • She wanted a stronger reachout effort to voters in specific states, mostly in the mid west, but the Clinton campaign decided not to expend the resources to do so: "I cannot help a candidate... if I don't have the resources, if I cannot spend the resources that the party is raising."
  • The Clinton campaign ultimately dismissed those efforts and her recommendations and lost those states on election day.
  • Not only did the staff not take her advice, told her that they had the situation under control and to basically go away: "It was so condescending." 
Hubris, conceit, overconfidence and condescending, thank goodness Hillary lost the election, that is no way to treat other human beings who are trying to help you or to run a country, thinking you know everything.

2) Seth Rich was a young Clinton staffer based in Washington DC that worked on the campaign’s computer systems. Although not proven, there are many people who believe that Rich was the source of the materials that Wikileaks made public in the lead up to the election on the inner workings of the Clinton campaign and how corrupt and unethical it was. 

Possibly a coincidence, or possibly not, after Wikileaks started publishing the materials, Seth Rich was murdered on a DC street, a murder that left his wallet, phone, and other valuables intact but which the DC police have so far called a simple mugging gone bad. The conspiracy theory is that he was murdered by the Clintons in an obvious payback for stealing the data and making their corruption public via Wikileaks.

According to a recent article on the Constitution website:

  • After Wikileaks started publishing the stolen emails that were taken from the Democrats’ computers, Brazile says she became more and more paranoid about possible Russian efforts to sway the election.
  • But according to the article: “But even more than the Russians, Brazile says she feared possible retribution from shadowy elements within the campaign and the Democratic Party who might blame her for the leak. Her fears only intensified, she says, after the mysterious shooting of former campaign staffer Seth Rich, who the authorities said was killed during a robbery, though many so-called conspiracy theorists have speculated about a possible Democratic plot to kill Rick for his role in leaking the stash of DNC emails to Wikileaks.”
  • Brazile’s fears got so bad that she eventually feared that she might “disappear” while serving as the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
  • As a result of the Rich murder that she began shutting the blinds in her office to make her a harder target for snipers in addition to installing surveillance cameras in her home.
Scary stuff when even Clinton political allies and friends, remember that Brazile committed the highly unethical act of getting Clinton and advance copy of debate questions when she worked for CNN at the time, start worrying about their own safety relative to the Clintons.

3) Getting away from Brazile’s experiences for a while, let’s talk about former FBI Director James Comey and how we now know that he was definitely in Hillary Clinton's corner when it came to investigating her illegal and unethical use of a computer server outside the guidelines in place for national security protocols.

According to a recent article on the Conservative Zone website:

  • Congressional members and their committees have come across FBI documents that show that Comey was writing up his recommendation to dismiss Clinton’s illegal and unethical use of her email computer server in her home before the investigation his agents were operating was even close to being done.
  • His exoneration of Clinton began back in April or May 2016 which was well before his agents were done with their investigation.
  • Not only was he already working on the exoneration speech but he callously circulated the drafts of the exoneration among high ranking FBI officials, again, long before the agents’ work was done.
  • At this time, the FBI had not even interviewed Clinton herself never mind 16 other key witnesses and high ranking officials on her campaign staff.
  • Many of these witnesses to be questioned actually had direct experience with building and using the non-government computer server.
  • Comey was part of a conspiracy involving Obama, the Justice Department and Clinton to make it look like Clinton had made an unintentional mistake by using her own computer server and exposing national secrets to foreign hackers, that it was a simple mistake, she had not intended to expose the national secrets or intended to harm the nation via this rogue computer server.
  • However, as the article points out that the laws governing such misuse of government secrets and documents does not differentiate between intent and accidents, in either case the law says such behavior is illegal, i.e. ignorance of the law is no excuse.
  • According to the article, this strategy laid out by the White House and Clinton which culminated on July 5, 2016 when, “Comey had a news conference in which he stated that Secretary Clinton was “extremely careless” in handling classified information through a private email server, but that she had not intentions of endangering national security. Again, the criminal statute relevant to her email scandal does not require intent.”
  • Since Obama and Clinton had communicated national security issues and secrets over the rogue computer server, prosecuting Clinton would have also meant possibly prosecuting Obama since he was aware how they were communicating and how illegal it was.
Thus, the fix was in since Obama would never had allowed the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton and expose Obama, and Conmey became the stooge that made sure nothing happened.

Unbelievable corruption at the highest levels of the Federal government. Total lack of integrity and hypocrisy to the highest degree, i.e. laws do not apply to us, the political elite of the country. Again, thank goodness this travesty of justice did not get elected to the Presidency, the corruption that would have ensued would have been unimaginable.


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Sunday, November 12, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity: The Scandal That Is Hillary Clinton, Part 1

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

We are going to dedicate a couple of days to the latest insanity that has been coming out regarding the corrupt and unethical behavior of leaders in the Democratic Party, specifically Hillary Clinton, her staff, and their shenanigans.

1) Let’s start out with a quick summary we put forth in our last post regarding the latest revelations by Donna Brazile who became the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in the midst of the Presidential race in 2016:
  • Brazile thought that Obama was a leech to the Democratic Party, that he only used the Party for his own ego and personal causes which helped drive the DNC into near bankruptcy.
  • According to Brazile: “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by (Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected.”
  • Furthermore: “This was not working to strengthen the party. He [Obama] left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities.”
Let’s move from these basics to more detailed insanity from Hillary and her minions last year.

2) Ben Shapiro, writing for the Daily Wire website on November 2, 2017, filled in some details on what Brazile has revealed about the unethical workings of the Clinton campaign:
  • After reading what Brazile has released from her forthcoming book, Shapiro summarizes her conclusions that Hillary was the villainess, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was incompetent and lazy, and Obama was “the unnamed cancer that ate away at the center of the party.”
  • Brazile realized the Hillary had indeed rigged the nomination process of the Democratic Party and she regretted having to be the one to tell Bernie Sanders that he had been short circuited in his plan to become President.
  • Wasserman-Schultz, the predecessor to Brazile as head of the Democratic National Committee, was inept and a disaster: “My predecessor, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, had not been the most active chair in fundraising at a time when President Barack Obama’s neglect had left the party in significant debt. As Hillary’s campaign gained momentum, she [Clinton]resolved the party’s debt and put it on a starvation diet. It had become dependent on her campaign for survival, for which she expected to wield control of its operations.”
  • Brazile claims that Wasserman-Schultz turned the operations of the Democratic Party over to the Clinton camp before the primaries started which allowed Clinton to control all party functions to her advantage.
  • Brazile claims that Obama help lead the party to being broke with a $24 million debt on the books when Brazile took over the DNC.
  • This debt hole allowed Clinton to step in and eliminate the debt but only by assuming control of all Democratic Party operations.
  • According to Brazile, the CFO of the Hillary campaign, Gary Gensler, “described the party as fully under the control of Hillary’s campaign, which seemed to confirm the suspicions of the Bernie camp. The campaign had the DNC on life support, giving it money every month to meet its basic expenses, while the campaign was using the party as a fund-raising clearing house.”
  • Shapiro described the Hillary takeover of the Democratic Party as a money laundering operation since while she raised a bunch of campaign money, almost all of that money went to her campaign and she only allocated less than one half of 1 percent of all money raised to the states,” as described by Brazile: “When the Politico story described this arrangement as “essentially … money laundering” for the Clinton campaign, Hillary’s people were outraged at being accused of doing something shady. Bernie’s people were angry for their own reasons, saying this was part of a calculated strategy to throw the nomination to Hillary.”
  • Shapiro and others conclude that Bernie Sanders campaign got robbed of a fair fight for the nominations which Brazile describes the reality: “The funding arrangement with HFA and the victory fund agreement was not illegal, but it sure looked unethical. If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead.”
Wow, talk about cutthroat and unethical behavior. Step in and take over a bankrupt political party and then use the machinery of that party for her benefit to the detriment of all others in the party. 

2) Let’s review some other quotes from Brazile regarding Hillary, Barack, and the 2016 Presidential campaign:
  • “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by (Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected.”
  • “This [Obama’s actions and/or inaction] was not working to strengthen the party. He left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities.”
Bernie never had a chance, the embedded political class politicians in charge of the Democratic Party nominating process either weakened it or took charge of it for their own selfish and greedy purposes.

Wow, enough scandal and unethical behavior for one day. But certainly not a surprise, given the Clinton Crime Syndicate’s behavior we have talked about previously, what the Clintons want the Clintons go for in any way possible, be it personal wealth or the Presidency of the United States.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

November,2017, Part 9, Political Class Insanity: A $6 TRILLION Foreign Affairs Mistake and The Nonsense Of the Democratic Party

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) One of the biggest spenders, and wasters, of taxpayer wealth has almost always been the Pentagon. Although it varies year to year, recent Pentagon budgets have usually been between $600 and $700 billion a year. A tremendous amount of money to be spent to defend the country.

And one reason why the budget may be so high is that the Washington political class has used and abused the Pentagon’s fighting resources to stick its nose into the business of countries around the world. And the success rate of these intrusions to other countries affairs has usually made a bad situation worse:
  • After 9-11, Bush invaded both Afghanistan and Iraq in search of Bin Laden and to destroy terrorist nations and havens.
  • This resulted in basically destroying two nations and two societies and helping spread terrorism even further throughout the Middle East.
  • Obama took over and promised to have us militarily out of Afghanistan by 2014, another in a long list of busted promises.
  • Not only are we still militarily in Afghanistan but Obama’s military strategies have allowed the Taliban to become almost as strong as they were when our intrusion began.
  • In Iraq, against the advice of his military and diplomatic advisors, Obama withdrew all significant U.S. military personnel from the country in order to have a talking point in the 2012 Presidential election.
  • Although he promised at the time that Iraq was secure, safe and democratic, with the withdrawal of U.S. troops, ISIS, the most heinous terrorist group of all time took root and shredded not only Iraq but Syria also.
  • Obama poohed poohed ISIS, calling them the JV of terror groups, an assessment that could not have been further from the truth.
  • Obama then began meddling in the Syrian civil war, looking like a fool when he drew “a red line” relative to chemical weapon use by the Syrian military and then did nothing when the Syrian military actually used chemical weapons.
  • Obama also got us militarily involved in the Libyan civil war which went very badly, creating another terrorist haven in the Middle East.
  • In addition, Obama dropped bombs and missiles on six different Middle Eastern countries in 2016 and probably earlier at the rate of over 20,000 a year.
Given our activity in all of these Middle East regions in the name of fighting terrorism, we are probably no better off from a safety perspective then we were when the first troops invaded Afghanistan under Bush. As we said above, the Taliban are resurgent in Afghanistan. Iran, our arch enemy, is vying for control in Iraq. The Syrian civil war continues unabated, creating ISIS terrorists everyday. Libya is a mess and Yemen, a country often bombed by U.S. forces under Obama, is being influenced by Iran and creating tensions with Saudi Arabia.

What a frigging and expensive mess. How expensive? Consider some research and analysis that was completed by Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs:
  • According to their estimates, the U.S. will have spent nearly $6 TRILLION between 2001 and 2018 to pay for our military intrusions into Middle East affairs and wars.
  • This $6 TRILLION comes out to over $23,000 for every individual American taxpayer or over $1,200 per every American taxpayer every year for 18 years.
  • While a Pentagon study, the “Estimated Cost to Each Taxpayer for the Wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria,” put the total at only $1.5 TRILLION, that is only for military costs.
  • The Brown University study also looked at related costs not directly tied to Pentagon combat including Homeland security, State Department,and Veterans Affairs.
  • Despite being more comprehensive, the Brown study thinks their $6 TRILLION might be too low: “This report has not included here state and local government expenses related to medical care of veterans and homeland security. Nor does this report calculate the macroeconomic costs of war for the US economy. And while this report discusses some of the ways that families bear the burden of caring for seriously veterans [sic], I have not added a value for the costs of their uncompensated care.”
  • The $6 TRILLION is a whopping 30% of the entire Federal Government's debt burden.
  • Besides the hard military costs, there are human suffering costs also since nearly 7,000 American servicemen have died and over 52,500 have been injured in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.
Incredible costs expended by the country by the Washington political class and what do we have to show for it? Not much. We have been attacked multiple times within our borders by Islamic terrorists, from the Boston Marathon to a bike path in Manhattan to an office party in San Bernardino, to dozens of places in between. Islamic terrorism is spreading around the world, from Africa to China. So for $6 TRILLION and 7,000 lost lives, the political class has delivered basically nothing, a foreign affairs failure unprecedented in American history.

2) Donna Brazile used to work for CNN. When things got dicy for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic Party in 2016, she replaced then current DNC chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, and as a result she had an insider view of what went down behind the scenes during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

She has been in the news lately, talking about what actually happened back in those campaign days via her new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House.” And what happened apparently is not pretty. We are going to discuss what her accusations and claims are in the next few days but as a teaser of how juicy her book is likely to be, we now know that she had the following opinions of major Democratic politicians from the past few years:
  • She thought that Obama was a leech to the Democratic Party, that he only used the Party for his own ego and personal causes which helped drive the DNC into near bankruptcy.
  • According to Brazile: “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by (Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz) that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected.”
  • Furthermore: “This was not working to strengthen the party. He [Obama] left it in debt. Hillary bailed it out so that she could control it, and Debbie went along with all of this because she liked the power and perks of being a chair but not the responsibilities.”
Fascinating and depressing stuff, assuming Brazile is telling the truth. Remember, Brazile is the CNN employee that compromised the integrity of a Trump/Clinton debate by giving Clinton the debate questions ahead of time. 

But if she is telling the truth, which is more than likely given what we know from other sources about the giant ego of Obama, the tyrannical ethos of Hillary Clinton, and the ineptness of Wasserman-Schultz, then this stuff is political gold. A leech, a controller, and an incompetent, these are the types of people inhabiting the American political class today. Scary insanity.

That will do it for this month’s standard political class insanity. In the next few posts we'll dive further into the insanity of Hillary Clinton’s world and her Presidential campaign.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

November, 2017, Political Class Insanity, Part 8: A Delusional John Kerry, Weiner Goes To Jail and Congressional Arrogance

It is the beginning of another month which means it is again time to review the latest political class insanity from Washington and around the world. Political class insanity takes many forms including the wasting of taxpayer wealth, criminal fraud within government programs, inane and stupid political quotes and actions, the inability to create and implement effective and efficient government programs, stupid and ill performing economic policies and strategies, and other forms of insanity that continue to evolve and surprise and shock us.

1) Often when a politician speaks it is hard to determine if they are that stupid or they think that we are that stupid. The latest episode in this philosophical question was reported by Victoria Taft, writing for the Independent Journal Review:
  • President Trump is currently taking a Presidential trip throughout Southeast Asia.
  • Not unsurprisingly, the topic of North Korea’s nuclear weapons effort has been a hot topic of the trip. 
  • For some reason, past Secretary of State under the Obama administration, John Kerry thought he should comment on the North Korean nuclear weapons effort: “And I think the rhetoric to date has frankly stepped over the line with respect to the messages that are being sent. It's given North Korea a reason to say, 'Hey we need a bomb, because if we don't have a bomb, we're going to, you know, not be able to protect themselves and they'll come after us.'”
Seriously, because of Trump North Korea thinks it needs a nuclear weapons effort? Let’s review known history, Mr. Kerry:
  • Kerry and Obama actually had a strategy for dealing with North Korea's nuclear effort, they caused it “strategic patience” and it was 1) in existence long before Trump became President and 2) it was a total failure.
  • North Korea first tested a nuclear bomb in 2006 during the Bush administration, 11 years before Trump became President.
  • North Korea carried out five nuclear weapons tests during the Obama administration and three while Kerry was Secretary of State.
So in Kerry’s world and reality the first six North Korean nuclear weapons tests do not matter, it is Trump’s rhetoric that caused North Korea to go after nuclear weapons, at least eleven years before Trump became President. I wonder what color the sky is in Kerry’s reality?

Or as the old saying goes: “It is better to remain silent and thought ignorant than to speak up and remove all doubt.” Some sound advice that we advice the former Secretary of State to take to heart.

2) One of the most disgusting displays of Congressional arrogance I have ever seen occurred during the Obama administration when California Congresswoman Maxine Waters said that tea party members, American citizens, should die and go to hell. Ms. Walters seems to forget that she and 500 of her peers serve in Congress to serve citizens and publicly wishing that many of those die and go to hell is the epitome of rudeness and insanity.

But apparently Walters is not the only politician that is discourteous, arrogant and impolite, as we learned from a recent article on the Life Site News website:
  • Star Parker is the founder and President of the Center For Urban Renewal and Education (CURE.)
  • She recently testified in front of a Congressional committee which was examining legislation banning abortions on babies with beating hearts.
  • Parker testified: “In fact when you put the Dred Scott decision next to the Roe v Wade decision, they read almost verbatim. I’d like to also address something that was brought up earlier...when it comes to mixing the abortion issue with the challenges that we face in many of our hard-hit communities. I feel it disingenuous that the issues of Medicaid would come up, and other opportunities for us to re-address what has happened in...our most distressed zip codes. The way that Planned Parenthood targets these particular zip codes with abortion. Abortion is the leading cause of death in the black community today. Since roe v wade was legalized, 20 million humans have been killed inside of the womb of black women. And then on Halloween, Planned Parenthood tweets out that the black women are safest if they abort their child rather than bring it to term. To the gentleman from Texas who brought up Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, I think that is important that we put in record that the needs of those that are most vulnerable in society cannot be addressed with abortion. Abortion feeds a narrative that women are victims, that they have no control over their sexual impulses. And the result of this narrative being forced down into our hardest-hit communities – we are seeing now recklessness in sexual activity and marriage has collapsed. In the 50s, 70% of black adults were married. Today, that number is 30 percent. This is causing a lot more social pathologies that have to be addressed in different types of legislation, not the Heartbeat Bill. The Heartbeat Bill is to protect the innocent.”
  • I included all of her words to give you an idea that she is a reasonable, obviously well educated and well spoken woman who seems to understand what are some of the root causes in the inner cities, especially issues that affect African Americans.
  • But rather than accept her testimony with politeness and discretion, Congressman Steve Cohen let loose a broadside against this American citizen: “And to suggest I’m disingenuous shows your ignorance or your absolute inability to deal with Congresspeople the way they should. I believe in those issues and I think they’re proper, and to say I’m disingenuous is just wrong and I expect an apology.”
  • Way to go Congressmen, invite a subject matter expert to testify, using up valuable time and resources and then call her ignorant in an open committee meeting, real classy.
  • Fortunately at least one other member of Congress who was present had some class, Congressman Louie Gohmert immediately jumped in in defense of Ms. Parker: “I would ask for an apology from the gentleman from Tennessee (for) calling our witness ignorant when it seems to me she has a whole lot more knowledge and wisdom” than he does.
  • Chairman Steve King then ended the hearing, citing the “lack of civility before this committee.”
  • In an additional but of disrespect towards an American citizen, fellow Democrat Pramila Jayapal blamed the the way the meeting was conducted for Cohen’s outburst and unprofessional behavior, which is nonsense, if he had a problem with the way the meeting was being conducted he should of took it out on his peers on the committee not Ms. Parker.
Way to go Congress people, calling American citizens ignorant of hoping they die and go to hell. Who is it again who pays your salaries and let you live a very, very comfortable life? Insanity.

3) In other news about another classless act from a [former] member of Congress, Anthony Weiner was recently checked into a Federal penitentiary as a result of being found guilty of sexting a minor girl. Most people know that he has a long history of online deviant sexual behavior but did not cross the line into illegality until his sexting with a teenaged girl.

He will be behind bars for 21 - 27 months at the medium security prison that focuses on detaining prisoners with psychological issues. While there he will receive sex addiction therapy. Who is the ignorant one in this case, Mr. Cohen?

That will do it for today’s insanity: a delusional John Kerry, a classless member of Congress, and Federal prison garb for a former member of Congress. More insanity to follow.


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