Saturday, December 15, 2018

December, 2018, Part 10, Political Class Insanity: Wanting To Change The Constitution, An Inane Choice For President, and More Nastiness From Ocasio-Cortez

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) Obviously, one of the great things about America and freedom is the U.S. Constitution. It is a brilliant document that has provided freedom for untold millions of Americans over the centuries. It has withstood politicians’ countless attempts to destroy it for their own benefit, desire for control, and power seeking. 

And yet, politicians continue to try to undermine it and weaken it today in order to satisfy their short term bias, greed, and desire for power, as Tim Brown pointed out in a recent article on the Freedom Outpost website:
  • In a recent interview, California Democrat Ted Lieu publicly stated that he wants to restrict and regulate the bedrock of our country and our freedoms, the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech.
  • Specifically, "However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that's simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run, it's better the government does not regulate the content of speech."
  • He would also like to regulate Fox News, destroying freedom of the press in addition to freedom of speech.
Now, he goes onto say such regulations would not be a good thing in the long run. But why is a duly elected member of Congress, who has vowed to uphold the Constitution even thinking such stuff, fantasizing about restricting our freedom? If anything, if he was true to his oath, true to the Constitution, and true to freedom, he should be finding ways of protecting free speech and freedom of the press,not publicly wishing they would go away, at least for the short term.

Freedom usually does not die in a flash. It ebbs away slowing, eaten away by little incremental steps that politicians like Lieu take and crave for so that one morning you look back and you realize that we are not as free as we thought we were or should be because these types of people think they know best and want to the power to show us they know best. 

If the choice ever came down to the Jefferson, Madison, Washington, et al vs. Lieu when it comes to brains and the love of freedom, it is no contest. Lieu is just a small gnat in the history of freedom while the Founding Fathers were epic and legendary when it comes to freedom.

2) Readers of this blog know that we now consider soon to be Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be both a walking, talking gaffe machine and also a very dangerous and hateful person, who has already threatened to illegally abuse Congressional power because someone simply said something negative about her online. She is an economic major who does not know the simple definition of unemployment, she is an elected Congresswoman who does not know what the three branches of government are, who does not know how to read a Pentagon accounting report, the idiocy list goes on and on.

And we recently found out what a small, disrespectful person she is relative to at least one Marine veteran:
  • This twenty something, former bartender has not served a day in office but recently labeled a former four star, career marine general a coward.
  • That is what she called former Trump chief of staff, John Kelly, a coward.
  • Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out that Kelly should apologize to Congresswoman Frederica Wilson when he called her an “empty barrel” for disclosing the contents of Trump’s phone call with a Gold Star family.
This little twit insults a career military man for something as trivial as this. Pathetic leadership.

3) While Ted Lieu fantasizes about eliminating the First Amendment via regulation, a former Congressman is taking a different approach to dismantling the Constitution:
  • Former Congressman John Dingell would like to see both the Senate and the Electoral College eliminated.
  • The Senate and Electoral College were brilliant government processes that were put in place to protect the rights of all Americans and especially the rights of Americans living in smaller, less populated states from having their rights overwhelmed by larger, more populated states,
  • They are both brilliant check and balance devices to keep government and the politicians that operate government under control.
  • It is funny that Dingell never called for their elimination when election results went Democrats’ way and the Democrat had a Senate majority, also quite hypocritical. 
  • The system of government put forth in the Constitution tried to ensure that no political party or bloc of citizens ever had total control of government 
.The Liberty Planet website summed up how un-American and hypocritical Democrats are: “Unfortunately, Democrats and their liberal activists no longer seem to care about what is best for everyone in the country. Weirdly, they didn’t seem to care about these things when they were in power, but they develop strangely anti-government feelings when they’re not. In the end, Rep. John Dingell’s calls are hardly the most surprising thing to come out of a Democrat’s mouth.”

4) Let’s finish this month’s extensive political class insanity, idiocy, and dangers with a situation that combines the gaffes and ignorance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with insanity of some nobodys wanting to change the Constitution to satisfy a short term political hissy fit. The Vox website, an extreme left wing, liberal website recently published this craziness: “The constitutional prohibition on people under the age of 35 serving as president is just one of these weird lacuna that was handed down to us from the 18th century but that nobody would seriously propose creating today if not for status quo bias. Realistically, most people that young would simply have a hard time winning an election. But if you can pull it off, you should be allowed. And I kind of think she should run for president.

One good sign that AOC
[Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] should run for president is that she has a nickname — AOC.”

What a great idea! Let’s take someone whose most recent professional experience was as a bartender and who has no political, Washington, economic, foreign affairs, or business acumen and experience and give her the chance to become President because...she has a cool nickname. 

This is a woman who has an economic degree but has no idea how to compute the unemployment rate. This is a an elected official but does not know the very basic structure of government. This is an adult that cannot do simple math when it comes to a simple report on Pentagon budgeting. Yeah, she would be great as President.

That will do it for this month’s insanity. The Clintons legal problems mount, Democrats and liberals want to change the Constitution for no good reason, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to amuse and scare with her inexperience, power grabs and idiotic statements, and a whole bunch of other insanity that both amuses us and endangers our freedoms and futures. More insanity sure to ensue by next month.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

December, 2018, Part 9, Political Class Insanity: More Legal Woes for the Clintons, Taxing Our Texts, Welfare Galore for Non-Citizens and More

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) Not to be redundant, but for the past several posts we have discussed the continuing saga of the criminal investigations into the activities of Bill and Hillary Clinton. And today will be no different as Dick Morris, writing for the Western Journalism website, reports on yet another potential criminal and ethical problem facing the Clintons:
  • Huawei is a major Chinese corporation.
  • Its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, was recently arrested in Canada based on an extradition warrant from the U.S.
  • The accusation is that Huawei conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran.
  • Meng is the daughter of the company’s founder, Ren Zhengfei.
  • Huawei has had a long history of ties with the Clintons.
  • Terry McAuliffe, a top Clinton fundraiser, once bought a Chinese car company, Green Tech Automotive, a producer of electric cars.
  • McAuliffe convinced Huawei to incest in the company using a financing company called Gulf Coast Funds Management which so happened to be run by….wait for it, Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham.
  • Rodham helped Huawei employees get U.S. government visa’s.
  • Unfortunately, the Federal government had already turned down previous requests for visas for Huawei employees because of the company’s relationships with the Chinese military.
  • Those relationships and actions included helping Saddam Hussein install fiber optic cable in violations of U.S. sanctions of Iraq, helping the Taliban install a phone system in Afghanistan, stealing proprietary company information from Cisco Systems, and other actions in violation of U.S. foreign policies and efforts.
And yet Clinton supporters and relatives were dealing with these folks. Innocent until proven guilty but since Meng Wanzhou may get extradited to the U.S. and eventually end up in a courtroom, who knows what Clinton secrets will come out.

2) Claire McCaskill is a Democratic Missouri Senator who is soon to be an ex-Senator since she lost her re-election campaign. She has been around for a while, with a lot of that time when the Democrats controlled the Senate, which you need to keep in mind as we go forward. In other words, if she has a problem with the Senate, then she was part of the problem as was her political party.

In her farewell address to the Senate, that is exactly what she talked about, stating that the Senate was a worse place now than when she was first elected to the Senate: “I'd be lying if I didn’t say I was worried about this place," outgoing Sen. Claire McCaskill said in her farewell address, adding the Senate is "no longer the world's greatest deliberative body."

Well, whose fault is that, Senator? You were part of this deliberative body for years and years. Your political party, via Harry Reid, dominated the Senate for years. And over those years I do not remember that you ever expressed these concerns until AFTER you were defeated. Sour grapes, Senator.If you had concerns about the greatness of the Senate, you should have worked for that greatness when you were in office, something that I do not believe you did.

3) Consider some old Beatles lyrics:

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.
If you get too cold I'll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

And now if you live in California and have a cell phone, they might actually tax your text messaging capability:
  • According to CNN, California regulators would like to tax your text messaging to increase the tax revenue to fund programs for “underserved residents.”
  • This texting surcharge has been proposed by the California Public Utilities Commission.
  • It would not be a per text tax but a flat text added onto to everyone’s cellular bill on any account that includes text message service.
  • The commission will vote on the proposal on January 10 but is getting strong opposition from the cellular industry.
  • The proposal may also be in conflict with a recent FCC ruling.
So, long ago if you drove, walked, sat or got cold, the Beatles said you would get taxed. To that list we may now have to add taxing your texting. So sad, is there any part of our lives that politicians and government employees do not want to get their hands on?

4) Of course there is a lot of talk about the so-called “migrant caravan” stuck on the U.S./Mexican border. These are people mostly from Central America that think they can march up through Mexico and resettle in the U.S., no questions asked. President Trump is doing the right thing, upholding the rule of law on how and where foreigners can enter the country and apply for asylum or citizenship. This process has worked pretty well for a while and is the law of the land.

But of course, as what happens often, liberals and Democrats, don’t see it that way, regardless of what the law is. They would open the borders to hordes of people from around the world, with their assumption being that these non-citizens can be turned into Democrats when it comes to voting. 

They seem to forget or dismiss the reality that allowing this to happen would crash our social safety systems and budgets, allow terrorists to enter the country, allow drug cartel and gang members to enter the country, allow criminals to enter the country, and allow those with infectious diseases to enter our country, our schools, our towns, and our society.

They also seem to forget that we have some huge, unfilled needs of Americans in distress. Millions of Americans are hungry, homeless, drug addicted, without health insurance and healthcare, etc. Maybe, just maybe we should take our limited resources and help out our fellow Americans before we start worrying about the rest of the world.

But let’s stop talking about opinions and talk about some cold hard facts about illegal immigration in this country using real, valid Federal government numbers and facts:
  • A recent article by the Washington Examiner, written by Paul Bedard, pointed out that 63% of the non-citizens in this country, both legal and illegal, are on some sort of welfare plan, supported by taxpaying American citizens.
  • This comes out to a whopping 4.6 million households.
  • According to Mr. Bedard: “A majority of “non-citizens,” including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump’s concern about immigrants costing the nation.”
  • According to the latest government numbers, 63% of non-citizens are using a welfare program.
  • For those that have been in this country over 10 years, that number jumps up to 70%, i.e. once non-citizens get onto a welfare program on average they do not get off of it and integrate into American society as productive people.


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  • According to the Center for Immigration Studies: “Concern over immigrant welfare use is justified, as households headed by non-citizens use means-tested welfare at high rates. Non-citizens in the data include illegal immigrants, long-term temporary visitors like guest workers, and permanent residents who have not naturalized. While barriers to welfare use exist for these groups, it has not prevented them from making extensive use of the welfare system, often receiving benefits on behalf of U.S.-born children.” 
  • And if 63% and 70% were not bad enough, about half of those numbers are taken up by immigrants who are here illegally but somehow beat the system to get taxpayer funded benefits.
  • The sad part is that while 63% of non-citizens are on some type of government welfare, only 35% of American citizen households are on some sort of welfare program.
  • These results are pretty consistent across the biggest immigrant states in the country, i.e. non-citizens on a percentage basis get far more support than citizens:
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  • The same is true across different programs, i.e. food programs, Medicaid, etc., non-citizens have twice the usage rate as citizens.
So sad that Democrats and liberals would overburden our citizens and our tax system while neglecting the needs of millions of citizens to take care of the rest of the world’s needy. This is so sad especially since we all know it is not because they are great humanitarians but because they want to consolidate political power for their own greed and use. Insanity.

Another day of insanity: more potential legal trouble for the Clintons, a departing Senator’s sour grapes, taxing our texts, and illegal immigrants sucking up our taxpayer dollars. More insanity to follow, it never seems to end.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

December, 2018, Part 8, Political Class Insanity: Illegal Immigrants Are More Important Than Needy Americans In Oregon and The Good and Bad About The Clintons

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) We’ve gone over these numbers before but let’s start off today with a refresher:
  • Thousands of U.S. armed forces veterans may have died because they could not get the healthcare they needed from the VA.
  • Over 500,000 Americans, adults and kids, are likely homeless right now.
  • About one in eight Americans are living below the poverty line.
  • Over 60,000 Americans die from drug addiction every year and over 40,000 of them overdose on opioids
  • Four American kids die on average everyday from child abuse, over 1,400 a year, and 70% of them are under the age of three.
  • Millions and millions of Americans forgo health care insurance and health care because health insurance still costs so much money, years and years after the failed Obama Care legislation was passed.
Okay, I think we made the case that many, many Americans are in need of help for various problems.

One would think that American politicians would be focused on helping these folks, using the limited funds they have for the betterment of those citizens in need. But you would be wrong, at least in one state:
  • Democrat Kate Brown, is the governor of Oregon.
  • She has proposed a state budget for the state government that would include $2 million to sue the Trump administration over its illegal immigrant policies and another $2 million to aid illegal immigrants already in the country.
  • In a recent interview on Fox News, Oregon sheriff Kenneth Matlack expressed his logical and rational reaction to this governor’s budget plans: "The thing that is difficult, the dollars are tight. And that seems like an awful lot of money that could be used for other projects in Oregon – especially on that side of the state as it relates to the homeless population. We have a great drug problem, mental health problems. And there a lot of things that those dollars could be used for.”
So sad that an American politician would use millions of citizens’ tax dollars to support illegal immigrants, technically law breakers, while the citizens paying those tax dollars are suffering from addiction, inadequate health care, poverty, homelessness, and hunger. How many Oregon citizens in need could be taken care of for $4 million, whether it was used to shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, treat the addicted, etc. Insanity.

2) We have never been fans of any of the Clintons, Hillary, Bill and Chelsea. Many times we have pointed how Chelsea’s comments were often dead wrong, out of place, and mean. So when she does the right thing from a humanity perspective, it is only fair that we recognize her actions and words and compliment her on them:
  • New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait recently speculated on who should be Trump’s new chief of staff.
  • Unfortunately, he decided to go sleazy low and nominated Trump’s young son, Baron.
  • Specifically, he tweeted: “My darkhorse chief of staff pick: Barron Trump 1. Looks like Trump 2. Will not make Trump work 3. Cannot be tried as an adult.” 
  • Pretty disgusting, a media adult picking on a young boy, pathetic.
  • But Chelsea did the right thing and spoke up on how pathetic this type of bs is: “Please leave Barron Trump out of “jokes” & analyses. He’s a kid and private citizen and deserves to be left alone. Thank you.”
Class act, Chelsea, class act. Too bad the rest of the American political class does not follow her lead on decency.

3) Over the past several posts we have discussed the real possibility that Hillary and Bill Clinton might actually be held accountable for their alleged crimes and misbehavior while in office. The details of those activities are listed in the three previous posts.

Today we can add another chapter to their potential legal and criminal ways:
  • The Real Conservatives Unite website reported on how three whistleblowers are talking about the financial and tax shenanigans of the Clinton Foundation.
  • The three are testifying before Congress about sloppy accounting procedures, potential tax fraud, and pay-to-play schemes.
  • All three have already submitted various documents to Congress,with just one of them submitting 6,000 pages of documents to the FBI and IRS.
  • Congressman Mark Meadows, Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, stated there are explosive allegations within the documents.
  • There is strong circumstantial evidence on the pay-to-play accusations since the instant Hillary became Secretary of State, donations from around the world to the Clinton Foundation went way up but plummeted downward once she was no longer Secretary of State and did not get elected to be President.
  • For instance: “While Hillary Clinton was Obama’s Secretary of State, however, the State Department authorized $151 billion in Pentagon-brokered deals to 16 countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation – a 145% increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration.”
  • In addition, an outside investigation company alleges there is a high likelihood that the Foundation violated Federal tax law and could owe millions of dollars in tax penalties.
  • The Foundation has admitted that small mistakes were made in the past but said they were like “minor traffic violations.” 
Again, innocent until proven guilty. But the accusations, whistleblowers, and circumstantial evidence just keep on coming when it comes to the Clintons.

Enough insanity for today: Another Democrat says illegal immigrants/criminals are more important than Americans in need, Chelsea Clinton does a class act, and her parents continue to be investigated for a myriad of potential crimes. More insanity to follow.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

December, 2018, Part 7, Political Class Insanity: More Problems for the Clintons, Another Gaffe by Ocasio-Cortez, and Wishing Death On Another Politician's Family

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) In our last two posts we reviewed the reality that Hillary Clinton's alleged illegal actions may be finally get reviewed enough to see if justice needs to be served. Specifically, a judge has told the government to reopen investigations into her illegal use of a computer server in her home when she was Secretary of State and Congress is looking into whistleblower claims that the Clinton Foundation had a lot of financial shenanigans going on. 

But bad news regarding criminal conduct just keeps on coming for her and her husband:
  • According to an article on the Big League Politics website three associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton have been indicted for defrauding the Federal government of $8 billion.
  • Specifically, the Justice Department announced: “Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally. Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.”
  • One of the indicted men, Abul Huda Farouki, is the CEO of defense contractor FZCO, a company that got the $8 billion Pentagon contract.
  • The company was supposed to provide food and equipment to U.S. troops, a contract that was won when Clinton was Secretary of State. 
  • Farouki and his wife have a history of donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats, the Clintons and Obama.
So, the question is: did FZCO get its Pentagon billion dollar contract because it gave a thousands of dollars to people like Hillary Clinton and did Clinton know that the contract was a sham upfront? If so, is she as guilty as Farouki and his two henchmen, assuming that the allegations are true. The Clintons are certainly having a bad month.

2) Speaking of a bad month and the Clintons, they recently embarked on a 13 city speaking tour, a tour that was designed to bash the person she lost the Presidential election to, Donald Trump, and possibly reignite yet another run for the Presidency in 2020. In her first stop up in Toronto, they sold barely 3,000 tickets in an arena that had the capacity to seat 19,000 people. 

That shortfall of ticket sales and interest resulted in the Toronto hosts curtaining off and hiding vast seas of empty seat and and late tickets sales being sold for under ten dollars vs. face prices of hundreds of dollars.

But if this was not bad enough, things got worse in Texas. As ticket sales lagged, the Clinton tour actually went to Groupon in order to try and fill out the Texas venue. You know things are going bad when Groupon is part of your marketing campaign. 

Although lack of interest will not put you into jail, it has to be humiliating to know you are generally worth less than a movie in the local theater and that Groupon is your friend. Hopefully these two politicians will finally just go away, whether it is into silent retirement or somewhere more judicial.

3) As we have pointed out many times in previous posts, political class insanity does not exist solely at the Federal government level. There is plenty of disgusting and useless political class insanity at the state and local government levels, as pointed out by a recent article on the Godfather Politics website in an article by Alicia F. Luke:
  • Rather than debate issues like a non-violent adult, Illinois Democrat state government Representative Stephanie Kifowit stated in public that she wanted to inject a “broth of Legionella” bacteria into a Republican colleague’s water supply.
  • Nice, let’s kill someone and their family because they have a different view than ours. 
  • Specifically, Kifowit stated: “I would like to make him a broth of Legionella and pump it into the water system of his loved one so that they can be infected, they can be mistreated, they can sit and suffer by getting aspirin instead of being properly treated and ultimately die. And we are talking about our nation’s heroes.”
  • Fortunately, mature adults spoke up in anger of such violent nonsense with some calling for her resignation for such violent rhetoric.
  • Hilariously, Kifowit then said she was making a hypothetical comment, and did not actually wish that harm come to the Republican’s family.
For not wanting harm to come to another human being, she sure picked a sick, violent way to express it. In what universe does wishing death to another human being’s family result in any kind of constructive debate and actions? But that is the state of American politics today, do not get your way and then lash out and in this case, wish death on innocent bystanders.

4) And what would a political class insanity post be without a verbal gaffe from our new favorite inane politician, Alexandria, Ocasio-Cortez. She has become a favorite of our blog since her non-stop verbal statements have run the gamut from being dead wrong, idiotic, and dangerous for liberty. 

She is a big believer of global warming despite the fact that we have proven dozens, if not hundreds, of times in this blog that global warming and the hysteria surrounding it is likely more myth than reality. And yet people like her are so religiously bound to the theory that stupid comments and the ignoring of reality really call into question their ability to think logically. Which results in comments from her like the following, which I have confirmed via the leftist leaning rumor website Snopes to be a true statement: “We need to invent [green, global warming combatting] technology that’s never been invented yet.” 

Huh? If it had already been invented, it would not need to be invented. What am I missing here? Of course, if you invent new technology, it has not been invented yet. You could go crazy trying to understand illogical thinking like this. And to think she will be debating and voting on legislation that affects us all. Be scared, be very scared.

That will do it for today: circular, useless thinking from a soon to be member of Congress, wishing death on a fellow politician’s family, the Clintons reach out to Groupon for help, and more potential Clinton legal headaches and dangers. More insanity to follow.

Our book, "Love My Country, Loathe My Government - Fifty First Steps To Restoring Our Freedom And Destroying The American Political Class" is now available at:


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It is also available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Please pass our message of freedom onward. Let your friends and family know about our websites and blogs, ask your library to carry the book, and respect freedom for both yourselves and others everyday.

Please visit the following sites for freedom:


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http://www.cato.org
http://www.bankruptingamerica.org

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08j0sYUOb5w






Tuesday, December 11, 2018

December, 2018, Part 6, Political Class Insanity: The Noose Closes A Little Tighter on the Clintons, and A Senator Thinks She Is Smarter Than All of Us

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) In our previous post we made it clear again that we always felt that Hillary Clinton deserved to be in jail for a wide range of offenses, from using an illegal and easily hacked computer in her home to conduct government business to using her position as Secretary of State to operate an international crime syndicate through the Clinton Foundation. In that post we reviewed how justice might finally get accomplished since a judge adamantly ordered documents be turned over to see if crimes actually were committed.

Her concerns about being held accountable for her crimes got even more serious recently, according to a report by Fox News:
  • Congressman Mark Meadows recently announced that numerous whistleblowers have come forward with documents that indicate widespread and illegal corruption when she was Secretary of State.
  • This alleged corruption includes misuse of funds and quid-pro-quo promises Clinton made to Foundation donors.
  • Meadows is in charge of the House Oversight Subcommittee on government operations.
  • His subcommittee is about to hold hearings on these very serious allegations.
  • A lot of this information was uncovered by U.S. Attorney John Huber who has been investigating for over a year.
  • Although the Foundation denies any wrongdoing, according to the Fox report: “However, The Hill reported Thursday that prosecutors working for Huber recently requested documents from a private investigative firm that also has been looking into the foundation. The firm, MDA Analytics LLC, reportedly has contacted the IRS, the Justice Department and the FBI's Little Rock office with evidence from its own investigation.In addition, The Hill reported that a whistleblower submission filed with the FBI and IRS in August 2017 included internal legal reviews that the Clinton Foundation conducted between 2008 and 2011. Those reviews raised concerns about legal compliance and improper mingling of personal and charity business.”
  • Apparently, MDA people met with the Clinton Foundation's CFO Andrew Kessel in late November, 2016.
  • Kessel asserted that there was a major problem and it was Bill Clinton “commingling” Foundation funds with his personal expenses.
  • Specifically, Bill Clinton "mixes and matches his personal business with that of the foundation. Many people within the foundation have tried to caution him about this but he does not listen, and there really is no talking to him."
As always , innocent until proven guilty. But while there may not yet be fire of guilt, there certainly is a lot of smoke, smoke that will hopefully get cleared away and justice will be done.

2) One major trait of current members of the American political class is that they often hold their own intelligence in high regard while looking at the rest of us with condescending contempt. Which is pretty ridiculous since if they were as smart as they think they are, their track record of never resolving any major issue facing America would certainly look a lot better.

But due the brutal honesty of a sitting U.S. Senator, it has now been proven that they really do think they are smarter than the rest of us:
  • Hawaii Senator, Mazie Hirono, recently stated that the reason that Democrats are struggling to connect with ordinary Americans is because Democrats are too darned smart.
  • They are so smart and have so many great answers to today’s problems, it is tough for them to communicate their greatness to us.
  • She expressed this feeling of superiority at a recent DC conference where she was asked what Democrats could do to increase voter turnout: “I wish I had the answer to that because one of the things that we, Democrats, have a really hard time is connecting to people’s hearts instead of [their heads]. We’re really good at shoving out all the information that touch people here [pointing to her head] but not here [pointing to her heart]. We have a really hard time doing that and one of the reasons, it was told to me at one of our retreats, was that we Democrats know so much. That is true. And we kind of have to tell everyone how smart we are and so we have a tendency to be very left brain.”
Wow! And all this time I thought it was the incompetence and inability of our politicians that never get anything positive accomplished. And all that time it was our fault for being too stupid to understand what they were telling us! Who knew? 

Of course the previous paragraph was all sarcasm. Let’s take a quick trip down stupid lane and prove the Senator so totally wrong, based on stupid things we have seen her peers say and do over the years:
  • Remember when Democrat Hank Johnson actually thought the island of Guam could tip over in the middle of the Pacific Ocean if we put too many Navy resources on it?
  • Remember when Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee asked if the Mars Rover would be traveling anywhere close to where Neil Armstrong walked on the moon?
  • Remember when Democrat Nancy Pelosi said we had to first pass the Obama Care legislation and THEN see what was in it?
  • Remember when Democrat Maxine Walters said that 700 billion people would lose health insurance coverage because of Trump?
Senator: would you like to reconsider your statement in light of the above evidence showing how inane and out of touch with reality it is?

That will it for today political class insanity: the ring of justice may finally be closing in on the Clinton family crimes and a U.S. Senator thinks that Democrats are smarter than us, a point easily refuted with reality. More insanity to come.


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Monday, December 10, 2018

December, 2018, Part 5,Political Class Insanity: The New Abuser Of Government Power (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) and The Veteran Abuser (Hillary Clinton)

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) We have spent the past month or so featuring the inane, out of touch, and plain ignorant comments of newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It is very discouraging and scary that a person that is so out of touch with reality will actually vote on legislation that affects us all. 

But she has taken a very dangerous step, a step that is a first step toward out of control politicians abusing government power to attack its citizens for simply having an opinion, a dangerous abuse of the First Amendment and tyranny. According to a recent report on the Daily Wire website:
  • Apparently Donald Trump Jr. put a harmless meme on line that was derogatory towards her Instagram account.
  • She responded via Twitter in what can only be considered a severe and dangerous abuse of power: "I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr - it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month "Have fun!"”
  • In other words, “you make fun of me and I will bring the entire weight of the Federal government and Congress down on your head for insulting me.”
  • This coming from someone who is a proven gaffe machine and who is not even a member of Congress yet, imagine how power hungry she will get when she actually is a member of Congress.
  • Fortunately, other Americans jumped on her butt, recognizing what a bad abuse of power she had invoked.
  • Sean Davis of The Federalist:"It's worth noting that the official House Ethics Manual explicitly prohibits the kind of threat that @Ocasio2018 just issued against @DonaldJTrumpJr for his refusal to support her political agenda:"
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  • Ben Shapiro on Twitter: “So, um, if he trolls you on media, then you're going to use the power of the government to come after him? That's not fascist or anything.”
  • Derek on Twitter: “So you stalk @DonaldJTrumpJr on Twitter and are now threatening to abuse Congressional subpoena power for a personal vendetta if he continues to point out the stupid things you say? How very progressive.”
  • Art Tavana on Twitter: “"The new gestapo will come to us in the form of internet trolls led by a telegenic populist from one of the five boroughs." - Nostradamus
  • German Lopez on Twitter: “Imagine if Trump threatened a private citizen with his official powers because the person trolled him on Twitter. "
  • Joe Walsh on Twitter: “My dislike for Jr is well-documented, but threatening a private citizen with a Congressional subpoena because he made a meme you don't like is one hell of a hot take.”
  • Brandon Morse on Twitter: “Sorry, did this fool just threaten to use the power of government to punish a citizen because he posted a meme?”
  • Kimberly Guifoyle on Twitter: “Did you just threaten to subpoena someone for criticizing you? As a lawyer and former prosecutor I find this deeply troubling.”
  • John Cardillo on Twitter: “.@Ocasio2018, you come off as ignorant and uninformed. Going to threaten all of with illegal retaliatory subpoenas because you’re too thin skinned to take that kind of criticism? You are proving that you are far too emotional and immature to hold this seat.”
Despite her tyranny, at least there are a goodly number of Americans that recognize tyranny, abuse of power and a form of fascism to call it out and decry the concept of a thin skinned government official using government power to handle her personal immaturity.

2) It has always been my opinion that Hillary Clinton should be in jail for any number of transgressions, from using a private email server for government actions, violating any number of laws and government regulations, to illegally using the Clinton Foundation to enrich herself and her family at the expense of government policies and assets.

But according to the Conservative Daily Post website, justice may finally be closing in on her transgressions:
  • Judge Royce Lambert recently lambasted the State Departments and Justice Department under Obama for “falling short” and “making things worse” when it came to investigating Clinton when she was Secretary of State.
  • As a result, he ordered the email abuse investigation reopened.
  • Specifically, because of the Freedom of Information Act, he ordered the government reopen the investigation because previously the investigation tried “to deliberately evade public records laws, and to answer whether the agencies acted in bad faith by not telling a court for months that they had asked in mid-2014 for missing emails to be returned.”
  • The judge’s other comments included, “faced with one of the gravest modern offenses to government openness, [the Obama administration’s] State and Justice departments fell far short,” “the current Justice Department made things worse,” and the behavior “smacks of outrageous misconduct.”
  • And finally, the judge concluded that the government under Obama had acted with “negligence born of incompetence,” and “At worst, career employees in the State and Justice departments colluded to scuttle public scrutiny of Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this court.”
Finally, someone in a position of responsibility who actually sees that the truth has been suppressed by the corruption of the Obama administration and career politicians and government bureaucrats.

A tale of two corrupt politicians: a newby one who is already abusing government power and another who has been abusing it for years. More insanity to follow.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

December,2018, Part 4, Political Class Insanity: The Human Gaffe Machine That Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

It is 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.

Let’s get started:

1) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the newly elected Congresswoman from NYC is now officially our favorite and most prolific politician when it comes to saying just the dumbest things possible. It is so hard to understand that a person like her will be developing and voting on legislation that will affect every American when even the simplest concepts of economics, budget, history, and government continually elude her depth of understanding. To see a complete listing of her inane comments and beliefs put her name in the search box above.

And just when you thought her ignorance could not get any worse, she puts her foot in her mouth again:
  • We have already talked about one of her favorite topics of ignorance, the so-called “Medicare for All:concept that would effectively add $3.2 TRILLION to the national debt in just the first ten years,would require at least a doubling of taxes for every American every year, and would like crash the whole economy while providing worse medical for every American.
  • Given that context, she recently tripped over a Pentagon number that showed $21 TRILLION of Pentagon budget dollars could not be accounted for over the past 20 years: “$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.: "$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for ALL costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for ALL could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And that’s before our premiums.”
  • It is no surprise that the Pentagon has a massive accounting and audit problem, we have covered that disgrace many times over the years in this blog.
  • But if you go to the following website, you will see that the Pentagon’s annual budget over the past 20 years has probably been about $600 billion a year, sometimes more, sometimes less:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/272473/us-military-spending-from-2000-to-2012/
  • Which means that the Pentagon has spent about $12 TRILLION over the past twenty years or so.
  • Given this $12 TRILLION reality, how could the Pentagon have lost $21 TRILLION over the same period like she asserted so confidently?
  • The reality is that you cannot lose more money than you never had especially when the reality of what you had and what she said was lost is so far apart, roughly $9 TRILLION.
  • The report she totally misunderstood did say that $21 TRILLION was not accounted for but that does not mean it was lost. Let the American Liberty website explain what the study really meant: “Over the course of 20 some odd years, the Pentagon did have a ton of accounting errors. The total of those errors did reach $21 trillion. That in no way means that the Pentagon misplaced any money at all. Instead, when money goes between departments, it is tracked. Sometimes there are rounding errors. Sometimes there are honest mistakes. Sometimes the same dollar can bounce between departments over a thousand times in a year.”
  • And yet, rather than understand the accounting and underlying analysis, she just flew off the handle and falsely assumed that if only the Pentagon ran a tighter ship $21 TRILLION would miraculously show up to fund her idiotic “Medicare for All” concept.
  • And even if there were $21 TRILLION to be had, she still did the math wrong: the $21 TRILLION was over a 20 year period, while the $32 TRILLION cost for the “Medicare for All” concept was over ten years so that 66% percent number is grossly wrong, it would be closer to 33% when corrected for twenty years of errors vs. tens years of cost.
  • Which is a mute point since there is no missing $21 TRILLION but it does again illustrate her math ignorance.I could again try to explain how scary it is that a woman like this is deciding on legislation. But let’s go back to the American Liberty website and see if they can explain how bad ignorance like this is in Washington DC: “If this was a single mistake by Cortez, we might be able to let it slide. Who hasn’t put their foot in their mouth during a late-night tweet? The problem is that this was an average Tuesday for her. She’s honestly this stupid — all the time. What’s worse is that she was elected. In a landslide! This is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind when they created the Electoral College. The people of New York’s 14th district clearly aren’t intelligent enough to be trusted with a vote. She’s here. She’s going to be sworn in as a member of our Congress in just a few weeks time. She will have the authority to pen laws. If that doesn’t disturb you then you are probably numb beyond reach.”
Well said, well said.

2) In case anyone thinks we are picking on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unfairly, that we are conservative nut cases that are lying or exaggerating her ignorance, let’s see what the left leaning, Democratic living Washington Post had to say about her above assertion:
  • Recall what are tweeted assertion was: “$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions ‘could not be traced, documented, or explained.’ $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon,” she tweeted on December 2.
  • Washington Post’s official fact checker, Glenn Kessler, checked out her assertion.
  • According to the Unfiltered Patriot website, Kessler "traced Ocasio-Cortez’s claim back to a Nation article in which Michigan State University economist Mark Skidmore shows that there were $21 trillion in accounting adjustments at the Pentagon between 1998 and 2015 that could not be tied to any supporting documentation. In other words, there are no specific transactions in the records that can account for this money.”
  • Or as Philip Klein observed in the Washington Times, “the same [Pentagon] dollar could have been accounted for many times.”
  • Kessler though that her reasoning and assertion was so bad that he gave her the worst rating for a lie/statement/assertion, the dreaded “Four Pinocchios,” basically saying she was “Liar, liar pants on fire: ”Ocasio-Cortez is not the first Twitter user to mangle information from a news report. But it’s unconvincing to try to pass this off as a rhetorical point being misread. She cited the $21 trillion figure and said ‘66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon.’ That’s a direct comparison. It’s badly flawed. The same article she referenced on Twitter would have set her straight. The tweet is still up, probably causing confusion. So we will award Four Pinocchios to Ocasio-Cortez.”
Given her short but rich track history of ignorance, how many more “Four Pinocchios” do we think she will earn over the next two years, given she already has one in the books and has not even been sown into Congress?

3) Today is obviously Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez bashing day since the Heritage Foundation recently got in on the action to show how her views and statements are so out of touch with reality, as discussed in a recent article for the Heritage Foundation by Justin Haskins:
  • Apparently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently got into a Twitter snit with Jim Hanson, the president of the Security Studies Group, when Hanson commented that under government-managed health care, “Democrat Socialist overlords” would decide “who will live and who will die,” adding “#DeathPanels rock” at the end of his message."
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a “Medicare for All” groupie, responded that, “Actually, we have for-profit “death panels” now: they are companies + boards saying you’re on your own bc they won’t cover a critical procedure or medicine. Maybe if the GOP stopped hiding behind this “socialist” rock they love to throw, they’d actually engage on-issue for once.”
  • Big talk for someone who is not even sworn in yet to Congress ….and false talk.
  • First off, Obama Care forces private insurance companies to cover “essential health” treatments which sounds awfully contrary to private insurance company death panels.
  • Plus, state regulators make “essential health mandates” required in their own states.
  • According to the National Conference of State Legislatures: “There are more than 1,900 such statutes among all 50 states; another analysis tallies more than 2,200 individual statute provisions, adopted over a 30+ year period.”
  • Mr. Haskins correctly notes that “It’s simply not true that there are all sorts of serious health problems health insurers don’t cover, which is clearly what Ocasio-Cortez was suggesting in her Twitter post.”
  • Furthermore, “Second, the “death panels” she described aren’t death panels at all. Death panels are composed of government bureaucrats or policymakers who decide which health care treatments will be covered in a single-payer or government-run health care system. The reason they have been labeled “death panels” is because under many single-payer proposals, the government is the only insurer, which means it has complete power to decide which services will be covered. There are no other options in a single-payer system—either the government will choose to pay for your care, or it won’t. And if it chooses not to, then you’re out of luck—unless, of course, you’re a millionaire like Sanders.”
  • As always, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez misses the obvious reality in that Obama Care, halfway to “Medicare For All” in some respects has resulted in individual health insurance premiums doubling since its inception and deductibles are now so high for these Obama Care policies that that out of pocket costs, for the cheapest family based Obama Care policy, is a whopping $14,000. 
Higher and higher premiums and higher and higher deductibles, which would likely result from a “Medicare For All” plan, is the true death panels that could doom the health care in this country, not private insurance companies that operate in a free market economy. If your premiums and deductibles get so high that you cannot afford insurance like Obama Care policies, that certainly is a death panel by a different name but still a death panel. 

Thus, as always, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is clueless on another issue that she knows nothing about but yet has enough false bravado to talk like she does to challenge experts and reality.

More insanity to follow….insanity that is likely to include the latest idiocy from our new favorite gaffe machine.

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