Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September, 2018, Part 8, Political Class Insanity: A Wasteful Jobs Program, Fake News From the New York Times, CNN In Free Fall and Plastic Straw Nonsense

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) More times than I would care to mention we have reviewed hundreds of times when politicians and the government functions they oversee have wasted taxpayer dollars on stupid projects or on an inefficient and ineffective implementation of a project or both. Today we have another effort that was both expensive and stupid:
  • An inspector general report recently reported that a Federal jobs program spent $90 million to place women in jobs.
  • Which on the surface this does not seem too stupid until you realize that the $90 million placed a grand total of 55 women in jobs, about $1.6 million per successful job placement.
  • But it gets worse since these were not even American women, they were Afghan women.
  • According to the inspector general: “The United States Agency for International Development program promised to ’empower 75,000 women’ but so far has shown little progress. It is unclear whether the agency can deliver the opportunities it promised the women of Afghanistan.” 
  • In 2017, the multi-year program was supposed to help 420 women find new or better work, enroll 1,968 in an internship program and have 900 graduate.
  • And despite these rosy predictions only 55 women in a foreign country at $1.6 million per person got a job. This is probably the worst wasting of taxpayer money that we have seen in quite a while.
2) Not only are American politicians not often in integrity, the journalism ethics in this country are usually not much better and thus, the birth of the “fake news” phrase. The New York Time recently proved this point:
  • A recent headline and associated first paragraph in the Times strongly implied that Trump’s U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley had wasted taxpayer money on $52,701 in her official, government residence. 
  • If true, this would be a tremendous waste of money and an embarrassment to Haley and her boss, Donald Trump.
  • And it turned out that it was true, i.e. the curtains actually did cost $52,701, but were ordered during the Obama administration, Haley and Trump had nothing to do with it.
  • But the way the article was written it gave the distinct, fake news impression that the Trump administration was wasting taxpayer money on very, very expensive curtains.
  • Somewhere towards the end of the article they clarified that it was an Obama era expense but by that time other left leaning news organizations had picked up only the lead paragraph and went nuts trying to prove how wasteful the Trump administration is.
  • But the Times got caught on this purposefully misleading “news reporting” and had to eat crow and issue the following retraction and embarrassing correction: “An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.”
No surprise that the American public holds both the mainstream news media and those they report on in such low regard.

3) But fake news is not limited to just print journalism. It is no secret that CNN was all in trying to get Hillary Clinton elected President despite claiming that it was an unbiased news source. In fact, it was nicknamed the Clinton News Network for its obvious disdain for Trump and love for Clinton. 

Fortunately, many Americans have figured out the CNN is nothing more than a shill for Clinton, the Democrats and liberals in this country:
  • According to the latest analysis from AdWeek, CNN has lost an amazing 41% market share in daytime ratings in the past year.
  • In addition, it has lost an amazing 36% of its prime time market share.
  • According to AdWeek: “CNN ranked No. 6 across basic cable in total prime time viewers, and No. 5 in total day this past week. Despite the top 10 finishes, the network was -36 percent in prime time viewers, and -41 percent in total day viewers vs. the same week last year.”
  • They are now a very distance third in cable news,way behind MSNBC and Fox News.
Pretty sad when you think you are a major news source but sometimes you may actually have fewer viewers than “Cupcake Wars” on the Food Channel. 

4) One last piece of insanity for this month. We have previously reported on how many liberal cities and even states, i.e. California, have banned or are planning to ban plastic straws from life. In fact, in some places like California you can go to jail for giving someone a plastic straw in a restaurant if they did not ask for one. 

Which is pretty silly since in one major California town that is on the straw bandwagon, San Francisco, it is not illegal to defecate, urinate or shoot up drugs in the city streets but it is illegal to hand out a plastic straw in certain situations. To review our past discussion this issue enter “plastic straw” in the search box above.

But consider how stupid this effort is and how much of a waste it is for state and local politicians to fret about such nonsense:
  • We have previously discussed the reality that the U.S. does not even rate in the top ten plastic polluters in the world.
  • Now, a recent article in Reason magazine stated that 8 million metric tons of plastic make its way into the oceans of the world every year.
  • But the U.S. is responsible for only 1% of that waste.
  • Which means that California is responsible for only a fraction of 1% of the plastic waste going into the oceans every year.
  • Which means that plastic straws in California are only a fraction of the fraction of the 1% of the plastic waste going into the oceans every year.
  • Which means that plastic straws in San Francisco is a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of 1% of the plastic waste going into the oceans every year.
  • Which ultimately means that if San Francisco eliminated the use of plastic straws in the city it would make absolutely no difference to the oceans.
Given this reality, would it not be better for San Francisco politicians, and California politicians, focus their energy and attention on their failing schools, their crumbling infrastructure, their street defecation and urination problems, their homeless problems, and a whole lot of other real problems rather than working on a problem that even if successfully solved would have no impact on their citizens or the world? Political insanity at its apex.

That will do it for this month’s political class insanity, more sure to follow next month.


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Monday, September 17, 2018

September, 2018, Part 7, Political Class Insanity: Lying and Corruption In Puerto Rico And Obama's Delusions

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 often raised the question is do politicians lie because they actually believe their lies or do they lie because they think that we are too stupid to not know the truth. In either case, they are still liars relative to reality and history.

In our opinion, Obama was one of the greatest lying American politicians of all time. He was so good at lying that we once devoted an entire post to his multitude of lies:

https://loathemygovernment.blogspot.com/search?q=end+of+an+error+%2B+lies


Here are a few other sources of Obama's multitude of lies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpa-5JdCnmo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44kyHOPEZV8


Although he is no longer President, he recently made a public appearance to give a speech and showed that he had not lost the ability to tell a lie, despite the settled reality. During a speech he made the statement that Benghazi was a “conspiracy theory.” Really? A conspiracy theory? Let’s look at the facts:

  • Four brave Americans died during the attack on American assets in Benghazi.
  • Without the heroism of two former Navy Seals, upwards of two dozen Americans would have died from this terrorist attack.
  • But in Obama’s eyes, Benghazi was the result of “the politics of resentment and paranoia” and while Obama failed to rescue these Americans in a timely manner, it is the Republican Party where there are “wild conspiracy theories – like those surrounding Benghazi.”
Benghazi was not a wild conspiracy theory: it was a blatant terrorist attack on an American consulate that resulted in the unnecessary death of four Americans. The Obama administration then lied to the country and the world when Susan Rice spread the false rumor that some obscure video caused the attack and when Obama went in front of the world at the UN and repeated the same lie. Lied while in office, still lying out of office.

2) Lying, corrupt politicians are not restricted to Washington D.C., the gene of political corruption may also extend offshore to Puerto Rico:

  • A Puerto Rican mayor and two former government employees were recently arrested on public corruption charges.
  • Their charges include misallocating $8 million in Federal and local government funds.
  • The suspects are the mayor of the town of Sabana Grande and the former directors of finance for the northern town of Toa Baja
  • The arrested mayor, Miguel Ortiz, is accused of defrauding the Federal government of nearly $3 million in a scheme that began in 2013 and ended in 2016.
  • Ortiz allegedly stole taxpayer money to finance local projects at costs that were much higher than were justified, causing contracted companies to attain higher than necessary profits which allegedly resulted in $33,000 in cash finding its way back to Ortiz.
Such a shame that the island and its residents are still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria in 2017 and these folks are possibly finding ways to enrich themselves with government funds that could certainly be better used for hurricane recovery.

3) Let’s stay in Puerto Rico and discuss the latest scandal of corrupt and ineffective politicians. After Hurricane Maria hit, the Democratic mayor of San Juan lambasted Trump for slow support in the recovery efforts. Her tantrum might have been a little more believable if she was not filmed during her tirade standing in front of mounds and mounds of relief supplies that her government was not moving out to the damaged areas of the island.

And recently she continued her tirade but again, her tantrum seemed a lot less believable. Why? According to news reports:

  • Millions of water bottles with clean drinking water were recently found rotting out in the open, water that was intended to help the island residents recover from the hurricane.
  • The 12 million water bottles, paid for by American taxpayers, were found rotting on an airport runway in Puerto Rico.
  • Thus, the recovery supplies got to the island but local politicians like San Juan mayor, Carmen Yulin Cruz, was so busy trying to make political points that the water never got to those that desperately needed it.
  • The 12 million bottles were piled onto over 19,000 pallets at the airport.
  • A year after the hurricane, much of the unused water supplies are now useless.
  • This is what 8 million rotting bottles of taxpayer financed water looks like:


And yet rather than work using this taxpayer gift, the San Juan mayor continues to spend her time spouting off about Trump. Insanity.

This finishes today’s insanity discussion: hypocrisy and corruption in Puerto Rico and delusions in Obama’s world. One more post on political insanity for this month to follow.


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

September,2018, Part 6, Political Class Insanity: Ocasio-Cortez' Faux Socialism, Kamala Harris' Lie, and Illegal Immigrants Voting In North Carolina

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 is a Democratic candidate for Congress in a NYC Congressional district. She has been a gaffe and idiocy machine of quotes since becoming a candidate. Rather than review all of her stupid quotes and positions, just type in her name in the search box above to get a listing of past blog posts that went over her insanity.

But it is not just her quotes that make her look foolish. She is a Democrat in name but really is a socialist that wants to impose freedom restricting socialist tenets on the country. But as what happens in all socialistic countries around the world, those ruling those countries always seem to make out better than the oppressed people they rule over. Ocasio-Cortez was recently at a photo-op with a group of construction workers. Nothing special there, all politicians look for good photo ops. 

But in this case, Ocasio-Cortez’s reputation of being a supporter of the poor and less fortunate took a big hit. She showed up at the photo-op dressed in a designer set of clothes worth about $3,500:
  • Gabriela Hearst - $1,990
  • Gabriela Hearst pants - $625
  • Monolo Blahnik shoes - $625
One outfit worth $3,500, how many other high end expensive clothes does this “socialist” have at home? If one of her constituents was earning $15 an hour, the minimum wage that she is pushing, then her jacket alone is worth more than three weeks of wages. At less than $15 an hour, then we are probably looking at a month’s worth of wages just for the jacket.
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People were not happy:
  • A Reddit user said: “This so pisses me off. Bugs the shit out of me that she wants to raise taxes, pretending to champion the poor….in a $3k outfit.”
  • Another Reddit user: “I’ve never met a socialist who had the faintest idea of redistributing a penny of their own money. They’re all about taking all the time.” 
  • It continued: “As a barmaid she took all $500 of the tips after a holiday night at the bar, stiffing the waitresses with only $50. She is only a socialist if she can take as much as she wants and leave the scraps for everyone else.”
Tough to claim you are a supporter of the poor, working class folks when you are parading away in a $3,500 designer outfit. But that is what socialists do, the leaders take what the want and “leave the scraps for everyone else.”

2) In our previous political class insanity post we discussed how blatantly politicians lie. We documented the many lies and/or exaggerations of Ocasio-Cortez and Dianne Feinstein. But rather than let them outdo her, Senator Kamala Harris at the recent Senate hearings on the Kavanaugh nomination for the Supreme Court gave lying her best shot:
  • Harris accused Kavanaugh of evading answering her question on whether or not he had spoken with Trump’s law firm about the Mueller investigation.
  • Kavanaugh replied that he had no idea what she was talking about.
  • He said that he did know every lawyer at the law firm, Kasowitz Benson Torres, a large law firm of 300 lawyers.
  • This set Harris off who then ranted and raved for 10 minutes.
  • But ranting and raving cannot compete with facts and realities, neither of which Harris had, her behavior was all lies and theatrics.
  • Plus, Kasowitz came out and officially stated that Kavanaugh had never talked with someone at the firm about Mueller.
Another day, another lie, really gets tiring after a while.

3) It is one thing when U.S. citizens try to corrupt the voting processes in this country. It is quite another when illegal immigrants try to corrupt our voting processes:
  • A North Carolina Federal grand jury recently indicted 19 illegal immigrants with voting violations.
  • Some were charged with falsely claiming to be U.S. citizens.
  • They each face up to six years in prison and $350,000 in fines if convicted.
  • But some face worse consequences: Mexican Diana Patricia Franco-Rodriguez, was charged with fraud, voting by a non-citizen, and misuse of visas, permits and other official documents and faces up to 26 years in prison.
  • This follows the conviction of another North Carolina illegal immigrant who illegallyl voted in both the 2012 and 2016.
So, please, do not try to tell me that there is no serious corruption in our voting processes. Go back to previous posts we had done in 2013 that showed back then we already had a voting fraud issue:


When citizens in a democracy lose faith in the integrity of the voting process, that democracy will cease to exist invery short order.

That will do it for today’s insanity: gross hypocrisy from a socialist politician, lying from yet another Senator, and voting fraud continues to poison our democracy. More insanity to follow.


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Thursday, September 13, 2018

September, 2018, Part 5, Political Class Insanity: Idiotic Statements, Lies, and Threats From Politicians Across the Country

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 is a Democratic candidate for Congress in a NYC Congressional district. She has been a gaffe and idiocy machine of quotes since becoming a candidate. Rather than review all of her stupid quotes and positions, just type in her name in the search box above to get a listing of past blog posts that went over her insanity.

But she is not done, she is becoming the Nancy Pelosi quote machine that makes one wonder: is she really that out of touch with reality:
  • Ocasio-Cortez recently proclaimed that, “I got elected.” No, not really. You won your party’s primary nomination to be a candidate but the election is not until November in case your staff has not told you. And she may not get elected then either since the incumbent Democrat she upset in the primaries, Joe Crowley, is running as an independent candidate and currently leads her in some opinion polls. 
  • Makes you wonder how someone who wants to be in Congress does not understand how the election process works.
  • She recently claimed that, “ICE is sexually assaulting women,” a statement that infers that everyone working for ICE is assaulting women, a highly unlikely situation.
  • But even worse, she could not provide any proof that ANYONE in ICE was sexually assaulting women, inciting hate and misinformation to the worst degree possible.
  • As any reader of this blog knows, the reality of manmade global warming is a myth, we have provided hundreds of statistics, facts, research, and scientists that prove that manmade global warming is a myth but that did not stop her from claiming that “Americans are dying from global warming.”
  • As we have shown any number of times that any actual global warming that occurred naturally has resulted in milder storms, fewer wildfires, higher crop yields, etc., factors that have all made humanity’s plight easier to handle.
The gaffe mouth that keeps on giving. Unfortunately, this gaffe generator might actually end up in Congress where her lack of facts, knowledge, and sanity will allow her to vote on legislation that affects all of us.

2) Speaking of lying, let’s move on to the Senate hearings on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. If you have been following the hearings you know that a handful of Democratic Senators have been absolute horse’s rear ends in their hysterics and childish posturing. According to the Conservative Daily Post, California Senator Dianne Feinstein was leading that caravan of lies:
  • During the hearings, Feinstein related in a past job she had experiences sentencing women to jail for getting an abortion in California at a time when abortion was illegal in that state.
  • According to Feinstein’s words she as an appointee on the governor’s “term setting and paroling authority” for women who had been convicted of felonies.
  • She said that she sentenced women who had committed abortions with state prison time or approving them for parole.
  • Apparently she made the same claim during the hearings to approve Jeff Sessions for attorney general: “she said that during the 1960s, she “sentenced women in California” after they were convicted of felony abortion. She even claimed that she sentenced them to a maximum of ten years.”
The problem with all of this posturing is that Feinstein has never been a lawyer or a judge. Thus, she never “sentenced” anyone to prison for having an abortion. She never even attained a law degree. She only sat on a parole board to determine if someone was eligible for parole.

The lies of Feinstein get even worse if Clarke D. Forsythe, the senior legal counsel for Americans United For Life, is to be believed. According to the article, he claims that no one was EVER prosecuted in California for having an abortion prior to it being made legal. So, she never sentenced anyone for having an abortion since no one was ever prosecuted for having an abortion. Unbelievable falsehoods.

3) The immigration enforcement people at ICE are charged with carrying out the immigration laws of the land as legislated by Congress. Apparently, though, that simple process is not well understood by a member of Congress who has set a very dangerous precedent via his latest idiotic and vindictive words:
  • Unbelievably, Congressman Ruben Gallego recently threatened ICE agents for doing their jobs, as mandated by Congress.
  • Specifically, he stated that those that actually do their job for ICE, deporting illegal immigrants, should fear for their safety, that they would “not be safe” if somehow Democrats took over the government.
  • He implied that these brave immigration enforcement agents could not use the excuse that they were doing their jobs if Democrats in Congress decided to come after them, again, for doing their job.
  • His exact words were: “If you are a US government official and you are deporting Americans be warned. When the worm turns you will not be safe because you were just following orders. You do not have to take part in illegal acts ordered by this President's administration.”
How far down the rabbit hole of insanity have we fallen when a sitting member of Congress threatens a government employee for doing the job that Congress authorized? Trump has not authorized illegal acts, he is executing the laws of the land, deporting illegal immigrants for violating Congressionally mandated laws.

Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera nailed it when he rebutted rebuked Gallego, calling his behavior “reckless and irresponsible: “Now we’re telling cops that if you enforce the law you’re going to be in trouble sometime down the road when the worm turns? I just think that that is a reckless and irresponsible statement. I back the ICE officers. I detest roundup and removal of average working undocumented immigrants. I think it’s absolutely unnecessary … but you don’t threaten the cops. You don’t threaten the thin blue line. That what separates civilization from anarchy.”

That will do it for today’s insanity: a confused Congressman telling government officials not to enforce existing laws that Congress passed, a California Senator with an over inflated opinion of her accomplishments or who is an outright liar, and the idiocy of Ocasio-Cortez’s statements keep oncoming, More insanity to follow.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September, 2018, Part 4, Political Class Insanity: The Hypocrisy of Democrats and the The Clinton Crime Syndicate and Uranium One Update

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 previously talked about what happens when local and state governments raise the minimum hourly wage too quickly. Restaurants close because owners cannot pay the new, higher wage levels, employees lose benefits as business owners look to save money in other ways to pay the higher wages, and employees lose jobs, i.e. the good news is that your job is getting higher wages but the bad news is that you no longer have a job. In no instance did employees enjoy higher wages, increased benefits, or more job openings as a result of politicians ramming through increases in the minimum wage.

In our previous political class insanity post we talked about the insanity, untrue, and inane reasoning of Congressional candidate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Today, we continue to debunk her ideas and nonsense as it relates to a business she used to work for:
  • Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour as most socialists want to do.
  • She recently visited an old employer of hers, The Coffee Shop in Union Square New York.
  • Unfortunately, after a 28 year successful business, the owners of the business decided they had to fold down the business because of high rents and the ever increasing local minimum wage increases, the exact type of policy that Ocasio-Cortez wants to impose on many other small businesses. 
  • She visited The Coffee Shop on the last day of its existence.
  • Rather than think about the consequences of economic policies she supports, she light heartedly said that, "I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times."
  • I would bet that the now unemployed 150 shop employees did want to “kid around,” given they no longer have careers and income coming into their homes and families.
Obviously, like everything else she does not get, she does not get that overt government interference in the economy always results in bad overall economic consequences. 

2) Even though Robert Mueller has been a special counsel investigating Russian ties to the Trump campaign, of which he has found none, the continuing saga of the Clintons and how cozy they were financially to the Russians continues to be virtually ignored. This is sad because it has been well established that there were real and profitable ties between the Russians and the Clintons. 

Dick Morris, writing for the Western Journalism website on September 1, 2018, laid out the facts as they are today of the Clinton corruption and the Russians:
  • Tony Podesta, the brother of Hillary’s top campaign manager, John Podesta, was paid $180,000 by a Russian government owned company, Uranium One, for the purpose of pushing Hillary to approve the sale of 20% of the U.S. uranium mines to the Russians.
  • The Russians paid Bill Clinton $500,000 to give a single speech in Russia a few weeks before Hillary Clinton had to make a decision on whether to approve the sale of our uranium mines to Russian
  • Moscow commissioned ten spies to infiltrate Clinton’s political organization to push for the uranium mine sale.
  • In addition to Tony Podesta getting $180,000 to make the deal happen (did I mention that he is the brother of Hillary’s top campaign manager for her election effort?!), the Russians gave the Clinton Foundation $145 million at about the same time.
  • We know all of this because of a number of sources including FBI undercover informant Doug Campbell who had infiltrated Uranium One, according to Campbell’s attorney, Victoria Toensing.
  • And yet, John Huber of the Justice Department, who was assigned by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate the whole matter, has not only not come up with anything, he has yet to interview the FBI source inside Uranium One, Campbell.
So, in Seattle and San Francisco you can go to jail for months if you offer someone a plastic straw that was not specifically requested but you can take bribes from a foreign entity in the form of millions and millions of dollars in return for selling off a strategic asset of the American people. Insanity.

3) Democrats like to claim they are the heroes protecting the poor working class in American today. How well they do that is dubious at best.

As discussed above, Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez visited her former coffee shop employer to “kid around” on the shop’s last day of existence, driven out of business by high rent but also higher wages that Ocasio-Cortez advocated for, causing 150 people to lose their jobs. Hardly a positive and logical way to look after the working class.

And apparently Democrat hypocrite in chief, Hillary Clinton, is no better. Clinton is putting together some sort of political organization that will exist from September through mid-December and is looking for “interns” to help staff the entity. Job duties and qualifications include the following: 
  • These internships will require a minimum of three days of work per week.
  • All types of backgrounds and college majors are urged to apply.
  • Specifically: “Interns will provide support to our staff, assisting our work on a wide range of projects. Work will include but will not be limited to: compiling press clips, monitoring social media, conducting research, drafting correspondence, and assisting with office management.” 
  • Applicants need to have, “a high level of professionalism and discretion,” “strong research and writing skills,” “the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team,” “strong interpersonal communication skills,” “a diligent work ethic and a sense of conscientiousness,” and “enthusiasm, dedication, and a positive attitude.”
Oh, and by the way, the internships are unpaid. Thus, you are expected to work at least three days a week for 3-4 months, have the highest qualifications and character, and expect no monetary reward for your efforts. Can you say hypocrite? An established business is forced to pay higher than affordable wages to its employees and as a result has to go out of business, throwing 150 workers into the unemployment pool. Yet the political types that did this damage can get away with basically paying slave wages, i.e. nothing, for their needs. Unreal.

Hypocrisy and idiocy, sounds about right for this chapter of political class insanity. More to come.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

September, 2018, Part 3, Political Class Insanity: More Politician Stupidity and Ignorance

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 often talked about how ignorant, or stupid if you want to be crude, many of our Washington politicians are. Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson once stated that he was worried that the island of Guam would tip over if too many military resources were stationed there. Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee once asked if the Mars Rover vehicle would be passing past the moon landing site of Neil Armstrong. California Speaker Of the House Nancy Pelosi once said that Congress had to pass the Obama Care legislation so that they could then see what was in it.

And that traditional if inane quotes and views continues with the current Hawaiian Senator:
  • Senator Mazie Hirono was present at a Senate hearing on immigration and appears to want to get frisky with ICE immigration official Matthew Albence.
  • She asked Albence. “would you send your child to [the Family Residential Centers]?”
  • Albence properly answered that the people and families being intercepted at the border were breaking the law, that is why they were apprehended and separated: “Again, I think we’re missing the point. These individuals are there because they have broken a law. There has to be a process.”
  • This when the Senator started to make a fool of herself: “They have broken a law only as deemed so by the president.”
  • And this is when Albence lowered the boom on her ignorance: “No, ma’am. They’re there for violation of Title 8 of the immigration of the U.S. and Nationality Act. OK? They’re 8 USC 1325 — that’s illegal entry — is both a criminal and civil violation,, They are in those FRCs pending the outcome of that civil immigration process. They have broken the law.” 
  • He went on to further explain the process and the current law: “There were criminal proceedings when the border patrol prosecuted them, but at the conclusion of that process, once the individual came into ICE custody, they would go through administrative proceedings.” 
  • At that point the Senator stated the obvious: “I’m confused.”
Unbelievable. A current Senator sitting in and asking questions on an important issue is “confused.” Totally unprepared and ignorant of the topic she was examining. And, unfortunately, this person votes on laws. Insanity. 

To see her confusion go to the following link:


2) We have reviewed the insanity and ignorance of NYC Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a number of times:
  • Despite allegedly having an economics degree, her public statements showed that she had not idea how the basic unemployment rate for the country was calculated, something a high school economics class student could probably do.
  • She went on to say that “everybody” was working 2-3 jobs to stay afloat financially but never checked out government statistics that showed only a tiny percentage of Americans work at multiple jobs and that tiny percentage has been trending downwards over time.
  • She continued digging her hole deeper when she said that loads of Americans were working 70-80 hours a week to stay afloat but government statistics show that the percentage of Americans working that many hours a week is almost too small to measure.
  • She then lamented that many millions of Americans were earning less than $20,000 a year but not realizing that those millions of Americans include millions of Americans who work only part time or seasonally since those part time arrangements work for them and their families.
As you can see, she has no concept of reality but that does not stop her from spouting off nonsense after nonsense. And she is becoming the spout that keeps on giving: 
  • Recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tried to explain that American “soccer moms” with two vans, were disappearing from society.
  • And yet the American upper middle class, where many soccer moms reside, is the fastest growing economic class in the country.
  • Thus, again she spouts a reality that is totally unfounded in the numbers and reality: According to the Census Bureau, there are 10.6 million children under the age of 15 in two parent homes being raised by stay at home “soccer moms”, a 13% increase over the past decade.
Why let facts and reality get the way of your views and babble? Why believe anything this woman says? 

More insanity from those that are supposed to be better than they are, both from a smartness and integrity perspective.


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Monday, September 3, 2018

September, 2018, Part 2, Political Class INsanity: Corruption In Texas and California and Saving Some Taxpayer Wealth In D.C.

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 always been big fans of term limits, one and done. It seems that the longer a politician is in office the better the chance is that he or she abused their campaign funds for personal use. Such was the case of a California Congressman:

  • Congressman Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret Hunter were recently indicted for improper use of campaign funds.
  • They are alleged to having diverted campaign funds for personal use.
  • They were indicted on charges that they took a quarter million dollars and used it for their kids' tuition, shopping at malls, fancy restaurants in D.C. and surf shops.
  • They then tried to cover up their alleged theft by forging false documents claiming that they contributed to a charity called “Smiles For LIfe” and that concert tickets were a fundraising cost.
  • Most despicable, when the charges first surfaced he tried to pin the blame on his wife who was his campaign manager.
Obviously, he is considered innocent until proven guilty but it does not look good, another member of the political class more worried about self enrichment than serving the country and his voters.

2) But the California Congressman is not the only American politician who is corrupting the integrity of the system:

  • At least Dwaine Caraway, a Texas councilman politician had the decency to plead guilty to his transgressions of accepting over $450,000 in bribes and kickbacks.
  • In return he used the power of his position to help out at least one businessman.
  • His transgressions also included conspiracy to commit tax evasion and wire fraud.
Given his admission of guilt we do not have to assume innocent til proven guilty in this case. So sad that local council men up to Washington Congressmen spend more time getting rich vs. doing their jobs and addressing the major issues facing the country and Americans.

3) Trump recently took a small but a positive action to get the Federal government out-of-control spending under control. He decided to freeze the the scheduled pay raises for Federal employees that were going to take effect in January.

Of course, Democrats immediately did their typical knee jerk reaction and objected to the Trump move like they do with everything else. But as we previously discussed, several years ago, the reality is that Federal employees are overwhelmingly paid more in salary, benefits and retirement options than the vast majority of Americans who finance these employees' lavish compensation levels:
  • The Federal pay system gives the average Federal employee wages 22% above the average private worker’s for doing the same type of work when the data are adjusted for time in position and education.
  • If you include benefits, the average compensation disparity between a Federal worker and their comparable private sector counterpart rises to between 30% and 40%.
  • Federal workers receive automatic seniority-based raises irrespective of performance whereas most private sector employees only get a raise for good or outstanding performance, assuming that their company actually has the wherewithal to give raises in tough economic times.
  • Federal employees receive more enhanced health benefits, for retirement they receive both a defined-benefit and defined-contribution pension plan (whereas very few private sector employees can still receive a defined contribution pension), and Federal employees get full retirement at 56 with full health benefits (while private sector employees retire at a much later age on average).
  • Federal employees get significantly more paid leave than private-sector workers with a Federal employee with three years on the job receiving all 10 Federal holidays, 20 paid vacation days, and 13 sick leave days per year.
  • Despite millions of jobs being lost in the private sector during the last recession, resulting in an overall unemployment rate in the country of 8.6% and an underemployment rate of about 16%, the Federal government civilian payroll has expanded by over 230,000 employees over the past few years which is the equivalent of a 12% increase. Ask yourself if you are getting 12% better service from the Federal government over the past few years.
  • Federal employees voluntarily leave their jobs at one third the rate that private employees leave their positions, indicating that Federal employees realize what a sweet deal they have.
  • Federal guidelines make it almost impossible to fire a Federal employee regardless of their behavior and how poorly or well they perform their jobs.
As you can see, Federal employees will not starve or go homeless if they do not get a 2% pay raise. Hopefully, this gesture is a first move to more substantial actions to get the Federal government spending under control.

That will do it for today: more sad, political corruption in Texas and California and a first step in reducing the size of government. More insanity to follow.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

September, 2018, Part 1, Political Class Insanity: Room Temperatures Are More Important Than Issues, Idiocy In Connecticut, and Hillary Gets U.S. Spies Killed

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) I always felt that it must be tough to be a liberal today. It takes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to micro examine every aspect of everyone else’s actions and words to find even the slightest trace of real or more likely, imagined, racism, sexism, ageism and who know what other type of ism. Such is the case in the race in New York to be the next governor:
  • Actress Cindy Nixon, a second tier TV actress with no government or political experience, is challenging current New York governor Andrew Cuomo to be the next governor of the state.
  • Apparently there will be only one face-to-face debate between the two candidates.
  • One would think that failing schools, crumbling infrastructure, jobs, and other big issues would be the hot topics of the debate.
  • Instead, both sides cannot agree on what the temperature should be in the room where the debate is going to take place. 
  • Nixon wants a higher temperature and Cuomo wants a lower temperature.
And, wait for it…. Nixon calls a lower temperature “sexist.” Who knew that the “wrong” temperature of a room can be considered sexist? Forget the issues, sexist temperature settings is what these yahoos consider critical in the lives of the people they want to elect them. Idiots with idiotic priorities.

2) As we discuss the next piece of political class insanity, ask yourself if you really want these types of people in government office, people that really did not think through their campaign idea:
  • Ned Lamont is running to become the next governor of Connecticut.
  • He and/or his campaign people decided they wanted a cute, memorable slogan that would combine his first name with the state of Connecticut.
  • They decided to print campaign signs that incorporated his name into the state name, “Vote conNEDicut.”
  • While the combined word sounds like Connecticut phonetically it embeds the word “conned” into the slogan.
Now either this is a refreshingly honest statement of a politician, admitting that he is conning the residents of his state, or someone did not really think through this idea. In the latter case, it brings into question of how thorough and effective will Mr. Lamont be if elected if he cannot even notice this obvious screw up?

3) It is not debatable that Hillary Clinton broke Federal laws and government regulations when she decided to operate her State Department business on a rogue, unsecured computer in her home as opposed to government secured computers. In 2016, former FBI director James Comey stated publicly that the computer could very well have been hacked.

Now we see that her carelessness or deviousness may have gotten U.S. spies killed relative to China:
  • According to the Gateway Pundit website, Chinese government operatives may have hacked that unsecured Hillary computer, implanting computer code that made sure that whenever she sent an email, a secret copy was sent to the Chinese government.
  • Which may have led to the death and/or imprisonment of 18-20 U.S. spies that the Chinese took action against between 2010 and 2012 when Clinton was Secretary of State and using that unsecured computer.
  • The code reportedly was discovered in 2015 by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), which then warned FBI officials of the intrusion.
  • And yet the FBI never reported that the code existed, further proving that the FBI has been compromised from an integrity and unbiased law enforcement perspective.
  • But since the info was given to ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok, the disgraced and fired FBI agent who was in charge of investigating Hillary’s computer shenanigans, finding nothing wrong, it is no surprise nothing was done.
  • But a May, 2016 from Strzok stated clearly that “we know foreign actors obtained access” to some Clinton emails, including at least one “secret” message “via compromises of the private email accounts” of Clinton staffers.
  • And still nothing came of this situation from the corrupt FBI.
So sad that government organizations, especially an entity, the FBI,  that was once viewed as being filled with people of integrity and diligence, as fallen so far down the political rat hole. So much so that it is now getting important intelligence sources killed around the world.

That will do it for today’s political class insanity insanity: bad priorities in New York, carelessness in Connecticut, and Hillary Clinton chutzpah that may have gotten U.S. operatives killed. More insanity to follow.


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