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Things that don’t surprise us.

The Horowitz report is allegedly being held up over what will or will not be redacted, leading many to feel the report may not be published Friday.

Liz Warren celebrates Indigenous People’s day, rather than Columbus Day.

California governor passes law banning use of fur products and using animals in circuses, but law has numerous exceptions for “domestic animals.”

CNN boss tells reporters to focus on impeachment.

Michelle Obama touted as 2020 candidate.  She’s probably smarter than that, but it tells us what Dems think of their present choices.

Many say they will not watch Democrat debate tonight because there are too many people “debating.”

And we could go on for pages, but you get it.

Some things are just well, expected.

Suspicions confirmed?

As some longtime readers might remember, this blog was started as a means to observe the effect of electing a non-politician to the nation’s highest office.

Or to put it more plainly, what happens when citizens eschew being ruled instead of represented?

A lot of people who voted for the President identify as unaligned or independent voters. Most are not any party’s “base.”

Trump’s election sure ticked off a bunch of professional politicians, but has it had any salutatory effect?.

Musings is neither for nor against the President. We call him out when he is ineffective or acts like a jackass, but we praise him when deserves it.

It’s not about the man but the mission, which was to highlight and hopefully break the political stranglehold Washington has on Main Street USA.

If the election has had no other effect, it has surely confirmed that Washington, and at this time Democrats in particular, are a cross between Tammany Hall and the Mafia.

For instance, in what democracy is it OK to charge someone with wrongdoing and then prevent him from presenting a defense? That is exactly what Nancy Pelosi has done by refusing to hold a vote to certify the “investigation.” for impeachment, thereby handcuffing Republicans.

Where is it OK to hold secret hearings and then leak just those parts that vilify the President?

Why the good ol’ USA, of course.

It would be nice if the President could be a lot more coherent when he points out the graft and wrongdoing in Washington, even though his rally-goers love it when he goes off like a verbal Roman candle.

For instance, Nancy Pelosi probably doesn’t hate America…but she sure as hell both hates and fears the American people she cannot fool.

And while we’re at it, we might point out that if any of us had been treated the way the President has, we might be inclined to do a little stomping and shouting too.

Supposedly we are going to get the Horowitz report on all the chicanery that took place prior to, during and after the 2016 election the end of this week. It’s reportedly “thicker than a phone book.”

That should be interesting, but unless it results in removing and even jailing corrupt officials and throwing some light onto just how crooked things are in DC, it’s just so much substitute T.P.

There is still about one quarter of this presidential term to go, and possibly yet another term, and it remains to be seen whether Washington will get the message that not everyone is cool with being ramrodded into serfdom.

Why ARE Republicans backing Trump?

So ask outlets such as NBC and CNN, related of course to the “I” word.

Well, the first reason might be because Democrats and Socialists have been trying to get rid of him ever since the before the 2016 election, leading one to wonder what the Dems are so afraid of us finding out.

Second, their excuses are not just flimsy, they are as fragile as crystal.  And third, the Dems seem to be accusing him of things they themselves are doing or have done.

After all, we just spent some 30 months or so being spoon-fed a narrative that turned out to be a big fat lie, which doesn’t bode well for the integrity of the impeachment.

Also, Democrats haven’t been able to come up with a candidate for 2020 that has much connection to the truth.

Take Liz Warren’s claim that she was fired for being “noticeably pregnant.”

The problem with her story is that the truth would have served her better than the fantasy, not to mention that she has told different stories about it in the past.

Up until very recently, maybe the early ’80s, women were discriminated against for being “visibly” pregnant..  She could have said that, and been on firm historical ground, but she had to make it all about her.

And of course there’s that whole Socialist thing, which isn’t too popular with a lot of people over forty.

So when The Pelosi/Nadler/Schiff bunch try to sell us on impeachment, it’s pretty hard for anyone to take them seriously.

In short no one is offering us anyone better than President Trump. He isn’t perfect, far from it, but at least he does what he says he’s going to do.

With that in mind, why would we want him impeached, especially when the opposition’s  grounds are legally indefensible? .

Breaking up might be the answer.

No, this isn’t advice for the lovelorn.

Before the last presidential election, a number of people were heard asking why we have to have just one center of government, and we are hearing that again (or is it still?).

Why, they asked, shouldn’t various regions of the U.S. have their own semi-national government bodies, with Washington D.C. being reserved strictly for military and international politics and only the CEOs of the localized governments populating DC and being allowed to make decisions for the regional areas?

The cons of that system are obvious, but what about the pros of the  idea?

For instance, let’s say that we divided the U.S. into five  areas.  East and West coasts, northern and southern strips and a central area, defined by size and population and with firm borders between them.

That way, if the East and  West Coasts wanted to be socialist or gun or religion-free, so be it, but they could not impose their will on say, the Northern tier.

Also, the residents of these five areas would be a lot closer to their regional leaders, making it a lot harder for the “leaders” to ignore their voters.

Of course there is that little thing called the Constitution, but heck, no one in DC seems to care much about it today anyway.

We make no judgment on the idea one way  or the other, but we do point out that the fact that the idea is still floating around indicates that there are still a lot of people who feel betrayed by, and contemptuous of, Washington D.C.

And we would note that those are the people who voted for the current President the last time around.

The real reason the House isn’t voting.

What’s the big deal about having the House of Representatives vote on the impeachment “inquiry?”

It has almost nothing to do with “embarrassing” individual senators.

The real reason is that as long as they don’t vote, Republicans, as the minority, cannot issue subpoenas or ask any questions of witnesses.

In short it hamstrings them, allowing Democrats to have sole control of the impeachment process.

Never mind that someone like Michael Mukasey, the 81st U.S. Attorney General, says that the President asking Ukraine and China to investigate Biden isn’t an impeachable offense.

What about  the suggestion that the FBI and CIA should be the people investigating Biden?

Right. The two agencies who tried to keep Trump from even being elected should investigate Joe Biden, the man Democrats see as the most likely person to defeat Trump in 2020. As we have said before, it is naive to think that ALL the individual agents love Trump.

Actually, assuming the fix isn’t in for Biden in the same way it was for Hillary, Liz Warren is far more likely to be Trump’s 2020 opponent, but that’s a story for another day.

Back to the prospect of voting for the inquiry. Nancy Pelosi knows exactly what she is doing by refusing to hold a vote, and she didn’t need AOC and the three other squabs to tell her what to do.  The longer she can keep Republicans from asking embarrassing questions or sending out subpoenas of their own the better it is for the Dems.

Kind of sounds like dirty pool, doesn’t it?

What you think.

How is all this impeachment discussion affecting “swing” Trump voters, the ones who voted against Hillary rather just for Trump?

Here are some of their comments:

“This isn’t just about Trump.  What scares Democrats is that 62 million people are not fooled by the corruption in Washington, and impeaching Trump isn’t going to change that. These people are in office to further their own ends, not to “serve the people” which  is a complete fraud.”

“Impeach him for what?  Telling the truth about Biden?”

“It isn’t so much that I “like” Trump. It’s about stopping the Demo-Coms from turning the U.S. into just another socialist state.”

“Why would I vote for people who want to tell me what I can eat, strip me of my 2nd Amendment rights, raise my taxes, take my health insurance away, and tell me what kind of car I can own? If stopping that means voting for Trump again, count me in.”

The only way I wouldn’t vote for him again is if there is a smarter Trump out there. He sticks his foot in his mouth too often, but at least now we can see how crooked Washington really is, and that’s thanks to Trump.”

Sounds like some of us are still not fooled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TGIF – Sept. 27, 2019

More TDS.

Arghh.  Do we really have to go through all this again, especially over a  person who is apparently a professional gossip?

Well, a professional something, at any rate.

If this “whistleblower” were to be on any witness stand spouting his drivel, the first words out of the opposing attorney’s mouth would be “Objection, hearsay.”

The complaint specifically states that the complainant was not a direct witness to any of the charges, and of course we now have the complete  transcript. Read them and make up your own mind.

Most people’s reaction is “enough, already.”

The good thing about the transcript of the call being released is that it leaves Schiff and the Squabs looking a bit hysterical, with Schiff doing a bad impression of  “Leave the gun, take the cannoli.”

The bad thing is, no foreign leader will ever trust any President’s vows of confidentiality again, not that the Trump attackers give a damn.

Vaping deaths…Why now?

Vaping has been in the marketplace for years, so why only now are people dying or getting really sick?

Of course as usual the answer to that question is to ban all vaping, and oh yes, sue the pants off the manufacturer.

Whatever you think of vaping or smoking, millions of people reportedly have been able to quit smoking using the product as it was sold. Less than 1000 report problems.

Instead of looking for the deepest pockets, maybe we should find out by whom and how the product has been adulterated.

2016, again.

As been discussed ad infinitum, many people voted for Donald Trump because they thought he could both expose and fix the corruption on both sides in Washington.

He gets an A++  on the first, and an F on the second.

That’s because the only way to fix the corruption would be to level the place, figuratively speaking.

If you think people were fed up with DC before, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

In the past six months or a year, more people than ever before are asking why the people should take orders from a place which neither understands or cares about Middle America, democracy, or indeed the concept of America in general.

The veracity of their concern is being showcased as never before by the rush to impeach President Trump.

Note to Nancy Pelosi…believe it or not, the smelly people can  both read and understand your motives .