Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pork Politics

Today in America, an epidemic is sweeping the nation, an epidemic that steals money from the pockets of the citizens of America; and an epidemic that must be stopped. Pork spending on bills is out of control in Washington, as legislators swap favors with each other to get goodies for their constituents, goodies such as bridges to nowhere, roads that nobody uses, and structures that are unneeded.

 In a time when America is deeply in debt, fighting overseas, struggling to pay off jus the interest on our massive debt, and sinking ever deeper into the endless hole that is government entitlements…the same hole that dragged Greece into chaos and is destroying the majority of economies in Europe…American legislative members are weighing the already burdened economy down with massive pork barrel politics. The American people do not deserve to have their hard earned money further taxed for the benefit of some legislative member’s pet project.

 Paying for a bridge to nowhere just so some fat cat congressman can get his name on it is not right, not just, and not American. Americans deserve pork barrel reform and it starts with electing somebody who might actually make even baby steps in this direction. I don't know if Donald Trump is the man to do it, but I know that Lying Hillary, the Lizard Queen isn't.

Pork, Spam, and Legislative Grease
In 2010, Citizens Against Government Waste: a non-partisan organization that tries to track how much frivolous spending moves through Congress; uncovered 16.5 billion dollars’ worth of government waste and pork barrel spending, spread amongst more than nine thousand earmarks.Some of the notable articles in the lengthy list they compiled included 500,000 dollars to help control a particular species of snake in Guam, as well as more than 200,000 dollars of federal money to contribute to the no doubt pressing research into wool that has been pressing Americans’ minds heavily as of late.

            Congress frequently finds itself with the pressing need to push some earmarks through rapidly, without them undergoing even the cursory oversight that can happen in the normal course of legislation. To help them solve this dilemma, natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy can be a blessing in disguise. The emergency bill for aid to help clean up in its aftermath totaled over 60 billion dollars, of which huge sum only about thirty-six percent would be spent immediately, with the remaining sixty-four percent not being spent until 2015.This massive sum of money was slipped into the legislation using the crisis as a rubber stamp for it. This type of pork barrel politics must be stopped. Again, I don't know if Donald Trump is the right guy to do it, but he is saying a lot of the right things. And I know darn sure that Crooked Hillary isn't going to do anything but line her pockets, buy votes, and spend our posterity deeper and deeper into debt servitude.

One of the most striking instances of bi-partisanship in the United States Congress was shown in October of 2005 when the Senate closed ranks and heroically voted shoulder to shoulder to protect the “Bridge to Nowhere” by an overwhelmingly bipartisan 82-15 coalition of fiscal stalwarts. This bridge was infamous for being built in the heavily populated area of the United States known as Alaska and was meant to connect the metropolis of Ketchikan to Gravina Island(Population 50). This bridge was initially to cost 453 million dollars, but since it expanded Anchorage’s access to certain wetlands, it ballooned to almost two billion dollars. 

Congressmen Defending the Indefensible
The leading titan of fiscal rectitude in the Senate; Harry Reid has defended his repeated offenses against the American taxpayer in the matter of earmarks by saying that he has a “constitutional obligation” to use earmarks to bring “stuff back to Nevada.”Such unspecified items that he classes under the nebulous term “stuff” include a total cost to the American taxpayer of 662 million dollars in just two years ending in 2010.Of course; much of this money did not actually come directly from the overburdened American taxpayer, it came instead from our good friends and allies the Chinese. All this money was borrowed at the usual interest rates of course, and repayable by our children, who will no doubt thank him profusely in between long days and nights of slaving away to pay down the enormous national debt. 

For his services in continuing to indebt future generations to the Chinese; Harry Reid has been repeatedly sent back to the Senate proving that you can fool enough of the people all the time. His loyal ally in the Senate; Patty Murray defends her earmark record on the grounds that it is not frivolously spending Americans’ hard earned money; it is instead an “investment”. In her guise as a fierce fiscal war hawk; Senator Murray has also criticized slashing taxes, stating that “a culprit for the fiscal situation in this country [is] the billions and billions of dollars in tax cuts that have been granted to multimillionaires in this country.”

 According to Patty Murray, the hundreds of millions of dollars of earmarks that she has supported play no part in government over spending; rather it is tax cuts to those nasty “multimillionaires” that are the culprit. The 4.5 million dollars in 2002 that Senator Murray forced the Navy to use to purchase a speedboat that it neither wanted nor needed, and that it was eventually forced to give away because it could literally find no use for is irrelevant to her way of thinking. In a no-doubt unrelated action, the company that made the boat and received federal funding later gave money to Murray’s campaign.

This has got to stop. People who hate Donald Trump frequently miss the fact that Donald Trump was created as a reaction to voter's being sick and tired of electing people to represent them and then having those same representatives turn around, join the chummy congressional pork caucus, and become part of the problem. We need change in Washington DC badly, and it starts with shaking things up so badly that rotten apples start falling out of the congressional tree. 

Again, Trump is not perfect, but he is a far better candidate than Hillary. We are in a war for the heart and soul of America today and I will take any ally I can find. A step in the right direction is far better than sliding down the wrong direction. 

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Storm Brewing in Philly

The Democrat's convention kicks off in Philly this week. Last week Donald Trump led the Republican convention to a somewhat bumpy but ultimate satisfying conclusion. This week the Democrats arrive at the  the convention with a base that is showing signs of fracturing.

The Democrat party is facing a fracture along age lines. During the primary the old Feminist guard rallied to Hillary and the younger Millennial base rallied to Bernie. The young are entranced by Bernie's vision of European style socialism.  Hillary is a shrewd enough politician to realize that mainstream America will not go for overt socialism. However, by having to chase Bernie leftward in the debates and  primary campaigning, she is going have trouble tacking back to center. Meanwhile the Bernie Bros feel left out with the centrist, Wall Street friendly selection of Kaine for vice president.

Another set of fracture points is along economic and ethnic lines. The democratic base of public and private union members, BLM, and Hispanics is increasingly at odds. The Hispanics and blacks fight for many of the same jobs and neighborhoods. Just take a look at Compton and how the Hispanics pushed the blacks out. Combine the aggressive  Black Lives Matter movement and Hispanic power group La Raza and there are bound to be sparks The globalist trade policies of the Democrats mean that the private union members face increasing job loss as the trade agreements like NAFTA push their union  manufacturing jobs out of the country. Meanwhile the private sector union workers look at the bloating local, state, and federal work force and feel left behind.

Trump is wily and has started  hammering at the fracture points by attacking Hillary on trade policies and illegal immigration. This week in Philadelphia could prove chaotic as the various Democratic classes battle it out for control of the platform and campaign.




Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Welcome to the Oligarchy


Despite clearly violating federal law, Hillary Clinton has skated free.

In a rather logically incoherent statement the director of the FBI, James Comey, announced he will not recommend prosecution of Hillary. Despite laying out the convincing evidence of lawbreaking, Comey decided not to recommend prosocution. This baffling decision has left many wondering why.

The decision clearly indicates that their are two tiers in the judicial system, the normal one that all of the peasants (you and me)  encounter and the system for the privilege elite. Since Hillary is an elite, she walked away from potential charges that would have left a normal person in jail.


I believe it is a clear indication that the Oligarchy has begun to rule openly. Rather than pretending to abide by the laws that govern us, they are openly flaunting their special status.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Brexit Blowback


After the earth stopped shaking from the Brexit vote, the globalist media raced into action. They began damage control, desperately trying to undo the damage the Leave vote wrought to the glorious European socialist utopia.

As is  consistent with the usual Statist worldview, referendums and democracy are legitimate as long as they echo the glorious rulers views. Since this referendum went directly against the globalist interests, it must be undermined.

The first line of attack is that the voters did not fully understand what they were doing. Despite the ballots very simple "leave" or "remain" options, clearly the peasants  voters were intellectually overwhelmed.

The next line of attack is that another referendum must be held. The EU believes in voting until the issue is decided in their favor, then no more voting.

Finally, the Leave voters must be portrayed as ignorant and backward. Since they did not agree with the smart Brussels bureaucrats, they are clearly stupid. This is despite the fact that anyone can see that these same smart bureaucrats have lead the European Union into a slow motion economic collapse.

Watch the press coverage and see how these three themes are being hammered home as the globalist media tries to undo do the will of the United Kingdoms voters. Hopefully the United Kingdom will stay the course and leave the wreckage of the European Union behind.




Friday, June 24, 2016

Rule Britannia: Brexit is a Go!


In a stunning turn of events that sent ripples around the globe, the United Kingdom voted to the leave the European union. Despite the erroneous predictions of the pundit class, the People of Brian have shaken off the bureaucratic chains of the EU.

Enough of the British, (52%), chose to stand for freedom yesterday. They did this despite the gloom and doom scare tactics of the Remain camp. The Remain camp painted a apocalyptic picture of economic ruin that a Leave vote would entail. However, the Leave vote countered this fear mongering very effectively.

First, they successfully called attention to the fact that he EU is net drain on The United Kingdom and other economically prosperous countries underwrite the basket cases like Greece. Businesses in the UK are hampered by having to conform to stifling EU regulation

Immigration also was pivotal factor in the voting.  The free of movement of workers in the Eurozone has insured that Eastern Europeans and others have flooded into the United Kingdom and displaced many lower skilled workers. The ongoing immigration crisis in Europe and some of the migrants even violent attempts to reach Britain certainly alarmed the voters. Combine this with the massive wave of non-European immigration into the United Kingdom over the past few decades and it is easy to see the voters were concerned that Britons would soon be outnumbered in their own county. A country in which Muhammad is the most popular boys name will not be free for long.

Finally, the general distrust of the global elite was evident as voters ignored a long string of both domestic and foreign officials urging them to stay in the EU. The voters rightly realized that while globalization has certainly benefited the top 1%, it has increasingly left the working and middle class behind in both the United Kingdom and the West.

The British have shown that they will never be slaves.







Monday, June 20, 2016

Brexit

In an interesting case of parallel political currents, the recent resurgence in American nationalism has an British counterpart in the Brexit vote. Simply put, on June 23rd the United Kingdom will vote whether to leave or remain in the European Union.  The globalist are shocked that anyone would want to leave the lovely crumbling paradise that is the EU.

The Remain  movement (pro globalist camp) is promising dire economic consequences if if the UK leaves. All of the "experts" agree that a vote to leave could cause economic catastrophe. Of course these same experts missed the US housing crash, the Greek meltdown and  the other assorted economic calamities of the past decade.

The Leave vote's stance could be simply summed up to say that the Britons can govern Britain best, not some faceless and unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels. The Leave vote also looks around and wonders if they should become a minority in their own country as hordes of immigrants pour into the worlds fifth largest economy. The Leave vote can be seen as the people of Britain saying that they want to control their own destiny.

I hope the Leave vote wins.

For more information, read this essay by by Boris Johnson.




Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Orlando Massacre



When I first heard of the shooting, I knew exactly what religious group had perpetrated it. The media at first demurred to give up the shooter's religion. The grudgingly revealed who it was and my suspicions were confirmed:

 It was an Amish grandma!

 A Bhuddist priest!

 An Evil straight church going  male!

Yep,it was a Muslim man.

( this is my shocked face)

Immediately the inevitable cry of "Not all Muslims are like that" rings out.

The reality is that enough are.