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Is it sedition?

Are the many attacks against the current President and those who back him commensurate with sedition?

Technically, no.

According to the information available on “FindLaw” (https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/sedition.html) sedition, or more properly, seditious conspiracy is defined thusly:

“According to the statutory definition of sedition, it is a crime for two or more people within the jurisdiction of the United States:

  • To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;
  • To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States; or
  • To take, seize, or possess by force any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.”

 In other words, just hating Trump and wishing to end his presidency does not constitute overthrowing the national government, since the government could go on without him.

That said, the way the hard left attacks Trump and everything he does should be some sort of crime stronger than harassment, primarily because it interferes with the governance of the country.

Every minute that the President has to spend on defending himself or even just reacting to the never-ending conspiracy theories is a moment that he doesn’t spend on making the best decisions for the United States.

Additionally, the Trump supporters who are attacked or doxxed by the never-Trumpers as white supremacists and worse are having their rights to vote and speak infringed upon.

That, the last time we looked, is a violation of the Constitution.

 

TGIF – Sept. 20, 2019

Trump-gate 5.0

If this Congress had been in session, we would probably have lost WWII and the Berlin Wall would still be standing.

Apparently Trump isn’t supposed to talk to foreign leaders about anything, which is kind of a problem for a president.

In their never-ending crusade to find something, anything, to impeach the President for, Dems in Congress are implying that Trump was doing something nefarious in a phone conversation with a foreign leader.

As the President himself said in a tweet, he knows that all of his phone calls are monitored by both the good guys and the bad guys, so he probably wouldn’t be dumb enough to have a treasonous conversation  with another world leader, which is what Adam Schiff seemed to imply yesterday

Of course today there’s different story (he’s after Joe Biden’s son, Hunter), and tomorrow there will probably be another one. The problem is, the left has cried wolf so many times, nobody is listening anymore.

What we do know is that the constant crusade to get Trump out of office is just plain odiferous.

Clima-pocalypse

Supposedly millions of people world-wide marched to confirm the dire reality of man-made climate change today.

If, as some say, the world is ending in ten or twelve years we can see why letting kids out of school to protest it is OK.  After all, what good is an education if we’re all going to be wiped out before some of these kids even get their first job?

On the other hand, are these protests going to stop it?

As we have said before, the climate has swung one way or the other since long before pre-humans quit swinging from trees. And we would be beyond stupid not to agree that some of the things man does are detrimental to the environment, at least in their local areas.

But enough with all the politically motivated doomsayers. No wonder teen suicides are up, if we are telling them they are all going to die anyway.

This climate disaster meme has been going on since the 1960’s, and it mostly benefits politicians.   Check out this compilation of failed doomsday proclamations at the Competitive Enterprise Institute for a history of some of the more ignominious examples.

You will find that the L.A. Times ran a piece in 1967 in which some “expert” predicted worldwide famine by 1975, and suggested that involuntary sterilization was the way to help fix it. Today of course it’s people voluntarily eschewing childbearing to save the planet.

In 1979, we were going to perish from another fast-acting Ice Age, according to an article in the Washington Post.

Later on it was the likes of Al Gore and Prince Charles (yeah, the one in England) who were sure we were all going to burn up.

Now the hurricanes are being blamed on climate change, even though we’ve been having hurricanes or their Far East cousins, typhoons/cyclones for as long as we’ve had oceans.

And yet we keep falling for it. Who says it’s our brains that distinguish us from the lower animals?

No more hugging the homeless?

Apparently the EPA is going to cite San Francisco for pollution caused by the homeless epidemic. We would suggest that a better agency to tackle the issue would be the CDC.

Who will save us from the saviors?

Musings  has commented before that what really pissed off Democrats about Trump winning was that it put a great big kink in their plans to convert the U.S. into a socialist or even communist state.

That has become increasingly clear over the past three years.

Take R.F. O’Rourke’s plan to heavily fine people for owning so-called “assault rifles” until they turn them in, and the 2nd Amendment be damned.

But that’s just one of hundreds of indicators we could mention.

Trying to comment on all the tactics and goals of the Democrat party is like swishing your hand around in a great big pot of runny poop. Useless and highly unpleasant.

That is what it was like watching the Judiciary committee interrogate Corey Lewandowski yesterday.

Somewhat lost in the whole sideshow was the fact that President Trump was completely cleared of the so-called “collusion” charges, which makes it highly unlikely that he “obstructed” anything.

Not lost was that Democrats in general and Nadler, Lee and Co. now look like a bunch of people suffering from OCD.

Just the sort of people you would want to elect to keep the country safe from Iran or North Korea or yes, even Russia.

But who keeps us safe from them?

TGIF – Sept.13, 2019

There’s how many more Democrat debates?

Having watched the first three Democrat “debates”, we are not sure that we are so into masochism that we will watch the remaining nine.

After all, how many times do we want to hear various candidates crow that they are going to raise middle class taxes to pay for “free” healthcare, tax the assets we have worked our entire lives to acquire, hand out guaranteed incomes, illegally confiscate “weapons of war” or classify gun owners as domestic terrorists?

Maybe we’ll just wait for the abridged versions the next day.

Ambulance chasers united.

Has anyone else noted the increase in ads touting suing for “damages” from this or that product?

Take “Roundup” for instance. Now, we aren’t qualified to say whether the product causes cancer, but one thing we are sure of…if the users heeded the warnings on the containers, it shouldn’t have been a problem.

In almost every ad, we see people using the product without properly covering all of their bare skin or wearing breathing filters, in spite of the fact that every container of this liquid product  carries a warning to keep it off the skin and not to breathe the spray. That means wearing long sleeved shirts, long pants, liquid-proof gloves, and wearing a breathing mask, and oh yes, not to play or contact sprayed areas for 24  to 48 hours, and not let livestock graze in the sprayed areas for 7 days.

After all, weed poisons are well, poisonous.

It isn’t just “Roundup” either. It seems as though a lot of lawyers are trolling for business with these interminable ads. This used to be prohibited, and if it isn’t anymore, maybe it should be.

Should we house the homeless in unused prison cells?

According to some liberals, we shouldn’t put people in jail for “nonviolent” crimes.  Presumably that’s crimes like burglary, selling dope, grand larceny, theft,vandalism, etc.  That should leave us plenty of room to house the homeless in the unused cells.

Egad.

The 2020 circus.

We have the ultimate answer to global warming, i.e. climate change.

Surgically remove politician’s vocal chords.

OK, election years do normally create a lot of yak-yak, but this season is beyond the pale.

When you have Bimbo O’Rourke declaring that if elected he will institute mandatory buy-backs of guns he never sold in the first place i.e. gun confiscation, Bernie Sanders demanding that U.S. taxpayers fund birth control in the other 192 countries in the world, not to mention calls for “mandatory” removal of gas engines, whether owners can afford to replace them or not, (of course they will be aided by infusions of taxpayer cash) you can be excused for wondering why we need a central government at all.

Sooner rather than later, Democrats are going to move on to “noticing” that most shootings are committed with handguns, not AR-15’s. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out what happens then.

And that takes us to businesses who are deciding what type of guns and ammo they will sell.

These are private businesses, so they have every right to sell or not sell whatever they want, or to say whether they will allow guns on their premises.

We do tend to wonder why Walmart and other businesses don’t just stop dealing in any kind of firearms. It seems somewhat hypocritical to continue to handle the better selling firearms products.

Someone asked the other day what good President Trump has been to the country.

We would say that even if he has done nothing else, he has exposed a segment of politicians for the totalitarian ruler wannabes that they are.

TGIF – September 30, 2019

Are Dems driving voters to Trump, again?

Not everyone who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 were voting for him.  They were voting against Hillary and her dismissive attitude toward the “deplorables.”

So why in the name of all that is holy would Democrats do that again?

63 million people voted for the President, and calling them all racists and white supremacists is not exactly smart.

In the first place, the Democrats seem to be the ones dividing the country by race, not Trump.

In the second place hoping for the country to endure another recession just to hurt the President is a prime example of why many people don’t believe the left gives a tinker’s damn about the people they want to govern.

In the third place lies about what’s happening in the economy are pretty obvious to Walmart employees who went from $8.00 to $11.00 an hour in less than a year after Trump’s tax cuts

You don’t have to like Trump to vote for him. You just have to dislike him less than the alternative.

That’s not to say that Trump couldn’t run off some of his 2016 voters himself. Whomever gets the Democratic nod, Trump will need to do a lot more than name call  in the 2020 election.

It would behoove both parties to remember that neither the New York Times or WaPo are read by the majority of voters.

Comey suffering from schizophrenia?

Only James Comey could see the IG’s Comey report as vindication, or expect an apology for trying to upend the American political system.  The only way that works is for the man to have dual personalities…Good James and Bad James. Perhaps it isn’t just the homeless who are in need of mental health care.

 

Fewer people care about news.

It seems that people on both sides of the aisle are tuning TV out.

One man says he watches approximately 7 minutes of local news and weather and then turns his TV to “something worth watching, like the Animal Channel.”

Another said “The news and late night shows should come with a warning that says they are hazardous to your health.”

In short, America’s getting tired of the political hate speech.

A lady says she read about Bill Maher’s tirade about how happy he was about the death of David Koch from pancreatic cancer and remarked that her mother had just died of the same disease. “That man should be gagged and bound and locked up. What a horrible, cruel thing to say about anyone, no matter their politics.”

That doesn’t bode well for the news and entertainment businesses, but it doesn’t bode well for the country either.

In a normal world, people need to have some idea of what’s going on in the world around them.

The more the so-called news and “entertainment” industries attempt to attract clicks and viewers by competing to see who can have the most salacious and over the top content, the less people are involved with the world beyond their own kitchen table.

That makes it all the more likely that one day we will look up and wonder how we got a world that sees us as products or possessions, not people.