Friday, February 16, 2018

This is not the time?

I'm a gun owner, but I have to tell you, members of Congress saying "this is not the time to talk about gun violence" should just get run over by a tractor trailer full of empty AR-15 shells. They won't do a thing until some whack-job rushes the doorway of their capitol hill offices...and that's a big maybe in itself.

Until then, schools and kids are easier targets for cowards who kill the innocent for no f'ing reason whatsoever. Congress is rife with cowardice in the face of truth and morally bankrupt to respond. This is a solvable problem people! That those elected, would defend the honor of their donor gun lobby, bury their heads pleading ignorance and God, disregarding the safety and the lives of Americans, and the lives not only of those who were lost, but the families and survivors of such cowardly acts of murder is untenable.
You worthless f'ing political hacks. <===  See this? This (among other things) is why I won't run for office..because I pretty much think and talk like I write...and did I mention I'm old?

Friday, February 2, 2018

No one is above the law in America. Not even the President of the United States.

As President of the United States, if you betray your oath of office, you betray your country. That makes you a traitor. Be it for personal or family gain, espionage, or worse, being a willing participant, colluding with a foreign nation in a systemic effort to dismantle our government institutions and infrastructure, penetrate the nation's media networks and airwaves, engage in activities that produce floods of false and misleading information daily, reinforced by your public appearances and bombastic utterances of blatantly false statements and the follow up lies told by your string of Press Secretaries. You have looted the treasury of this nation and elicited members of Congress and industry to participate, making them complicit. Your "tax reform" is nothing more than embezzlement to finance the enrichment of the affluent and multinational corporate interests suborning your crimes at the peril of the poor and middle class America.

You, your administration, and those you have induced to carry out your agenda have inflicted profound mental stress and anguish on the people of this nation. As a result of your complete ineptness and unfitness for the job as President, your actions have denied health care to millions, prodded and encouraged Congress to dismantle historically legislated safety nets such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, vital to sustaining the American dream for many Americans who have retired after many years of successful employment, or have become ill and enfeebled by disease. These life sustaining programs which you and your lackey political zealots are attempting to take away are called entitlements, because people are entitled to them. They paid for them.

What is becoming apparent is that you're not smart enough to plan this by yourself. But you are stupid enough to be a willing participant in this "Break America Greatly" agenda of your benefactors. Those in Congress carrying your buckets of deceit are complicit and are scrambling from view and the light of day, but not before looting and savaging our institutions, further weakening America, making it vulnerable to our enemies and those who would do us harm, sowing distrust in this government's viability. Your "vision" for America is doing more harm than good. You hurt children, disparage citizens and immigrants alike. You lie to soldiers, Veterans and the public daily, and you do it so effortlessly and shamelessly. So much so, that it's easy to imagine you as a participant in an alternate, more sinister agenda of a foreign despot. No one is above the law in America. Not even the President of the United States.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Legislation Sovereignty and Statutory Authorship Act of 2018

I've often thought that the legislative process, specifically the creation of legislation was one of the main reasons for nothing, or very little, ever getting done in Congress that benefits the people of America and not some corporation's bottom line or some rich piggy bank somewhere. That being said, here's my idea to help that along...

Legislation Sovereignty and Statutory Authorship Act - 2018

Purpose:

1.) Ensure the sovereignty of the legislation, and statutory authorship is performed solely by Congress.

2.) Ensure any and all legislation, subsequent amendments and/or riders, shall be limited to the primary intent of the legislation, in order to facilitate a full and unambiguous understanding of the legislation by members of Congress and the people of the United States.

3) Provide authorship restrictions to ensure strict adherence to the provisions of this bill, and remedy for noncompliance.

Section 1 - Legislation Sovereignty and Authorship
A) Only Senators, Representatives, or their Congressional staff members may author any legislation. No corporation, agent, or lobbyist thereof may participate in any manner in the authorship of any legislation to include banking and financial legislation, regulations, and other statutory legislation as required by Congress. Industry and consultants may provide reference input, but may not participate in the actual authorship of the legislation.

B) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 1 Paragraph A; Any United States citizen my submit to a member of Congress, any concepts and/or suggestions for legislation, so long as the author is:

i. Not in violation of the Hatch Act of 1939 or as amended.

ii. The originator/author of the concepts or suggestions is not an employee, agent, or lobbyist of any corporation, foreign or domestic, that is actively lobbying Congress, or seeking to do business with the Government of the United States in any manner.

C) Any person, corporation, agent or lobbyist thereof, found in violation of any provision, shall be found guilty of a High Crime, the punishment of which shall be not less than a mandatory minimum of 2 years imprisonment for each offense and Two Million Dollar fine for each occurrence. Additionally, any person and/or entity found to be complicit in such actions shall be found guilty of the above High Crime and suffer the same remedy in addition to being banned from doing any business whatsoever with the Government of the United States, it's Several States and Territories, for a period of not less than seven (7) years.

Section 2 - Limitation To Primary Intent
A) All legislation and subsequent amendments or riders, shall be limited to the primary intent of the legislation.

B) No extraneous additions whatsoever, and in any form, shall be allowed. All legislation shall be singular in intent, and additions that are not fully germane to the primary intent of the legislation shall not be included in the legislation.

C) Any legislation or part thereof which is non compliant to Section 2, A, or B, or deemed to have extraneous content shall be banned from being brought to the floor of the House or Senate.

D) No vote on any legislation whatsoever may be taken or called for until such corrections have been made to bring such legislation into compliance with Section 2, A and B.

Section 3 - Compliance and Remedy

A) Any member of Congress knowingly attempting to put forth any legislation that would undermine and/or cause catastrophic damage or peril to the government or the people of the United States, to include the economy, the full faith and credit of the United States, the military, or the health and well being of American citizens shall be immediately taken into custody by the chamber's Sergeant at Arms, and delivered directly to the Department of Justice, to stand for charge of High Crimes, and conspiracy to commit acts of Subversion against the Government and people of the United States of America.

B) Any person or entity giving aid in furtherance of said crime, whether monetary or otherwise, shall be guilty of the same crime, the remedy of which shall be as stated in Section 1 Paragraph C.

C) For the purpose of this legislation, Subversion shall be defined as: A systematic attempt to overthrow or undermine a government or political system or process, by persons working from within or outside of the United States Government, also: the crime of committing acts in furtherance of such an attempt.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

DACA, Immigration, Border Security and Congress - 21st Century American Kabuki

Here's a novel idea...
We all realize that if Congress does their job (creating legislation), and it becomes law, it may at some point face Constitutional challenges in court. Some members of Congress are lawyers and perhaps some may be "Constitutional" scholars, that being said, we all know much of the language in Congressional legislation is actually written and guided by third parties and Capitol Hill lobbyists.

Why not have the Supreme Court try their hand at creating a fair, comprehensive and Constitutional, immigration plan. After all, they are the ones who pass Constitutional judgement relative to judicial challenges to law. One might agree, whatever the Supreme Court Judges create, probably won't face many if any challenges later on. While DACA is in the forefront of importance because of a closing time window, immigration is so much more than DACA. Border security is important enough to be a separate issue. It shouldn't be a pawn in some Congressional negotiation, AKA Kabuki dance, on how to spend tax payer money. There is no necessity in compromise or negotiation relative to immigration and border security. It's not an either or issue. They are distinct and separate issues conjoined at the hip.

My suggestion would be to get DACA done and passed on a clean, straight forward and bipartisan bill, since window of opportunity is closing fast. Then notify all relative agencies of the DACA fix. Then, put the other issues in a hat and draw the next issue to tackle, then the next, then the next. Hey if drawing names out of film canisters in a hat passes for democracy in Virginia, then it's good enough for Congress. I'm sure they will find that taken separately, each bill will be stronger and probably enjoy stronger bipartisan participation and support. Congress, earn your money...you lazy good for nothing bums...

Monday, December 25, 2017

What's on your mind Christmas 2017

As our broken and disgraced Congress rushes home for the holidays, pushing past journalists to "get out of Dodge" with hopes it will all go away and no one noticed how disgustingly horrible they've been, or the time bomb they just lit the fuse to in the form of tax relief for the rich paid for by the poor, middle class, and debt they piled on our great grand children's children. We notice, and it won't all just go away. We face a crisis of nation in which our very democracy is in peril and the answer is staring us right in the face. But only if the right question is asked.

If substantial and corroborated evidence exists proving a foreign government covertly influenced and/or manipulated the outcome of our elections, shouldn't the elections, for all intents and purposes, be declared null and void, regardless of the outcome? If the answer is yes, the question then becomes by whom and by what mechanism is this to be accomplished? The FBI? The DOJ? NSA? Congress? The Constitution has no remedy to declare elections null and void. It is for this reason that the extra-constitutional remedy we come up with, must be included in an amendment to the Constitution.

Impeachment is the constitutional remedy to remove an individual or individual from office for cause. What we require however, is for the entire election and process to be declared null and void. Additionally, we require a halting and reversal of anything done by the new administration to include, by not limited to: Executive Orders, Cabinet appointments, judicial nominees and seating, and any laws or acts enacted by Congress signed by the administration in question. And, any personnel changes to made to any government office or agency. Additionally, any federal laws enacted, or state laws enacted to comply with federal law subsequent to the election must be struck.

This is a crisis of nation and of such perilous magnitude that it rivals our war of independence from Great Britain. However instead of starting over, it will be a reset to default, which no longer exists. Do we recall to duty the entire last administration and line of succession?  The honor, integrity, and the sovereignty of our government and democratic system of election is at stake. People, this is not a "but...but..." moment here! What I'm talking about on Christmas Day 2017 is not a war in some foreign land. I'm talking about subversion right here in America and it's been going on right in front of our noses. The lack of normalcy and attempts to rationalize the irrational by the government and main stream media has clouded minds and diluted the words and thoughts of the people. How sad is that? Don't blink, your country may not be here if you do....Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone...

Thursday, December 21, 2017

malis politicus ad infinitum

Democrats get elected, blame mess on Republicans, raise taxes to fix the mess. After years of blocking everything Democrat, Republicans get elected, blame high taxes and mess on Democrats, proceed to cut taxes and mess things up until...

Democrats get elected, blame mess on Republicans, raise taxes to fix the mess. After years of blocking everything Democrat, Republicans get elected, blame high taxes and mess on Democrats, proceed to cut taxes and mess things up until...

Democrats get elected, blame mess on Republicans, raise taxes to fix the mess. After years of blocking everything Democrat, Republicans get elected, blame high taxes and mess on Democrats, proceed to cut taxes and mess things up until...

Democrats get elected, blame mess on Republicans, raise taxes to fix the mess. After years of blocking everything Democrat, Republicans get elected, blame high taxes and mess on Democrats, proceed to cut taxes and mess things up until...

Democrats get elected, blame mess on Republicans, raise taxes to fix the mess. After years of blocking everything Democrat, Republicans get elected, blame high taxes and mess on Democrats, proceed to cut taxes and mess things up until...

Democrats get elected, blame mess on Republicans, raise taxes to fix the mess. After years of blocking everything Democrat, Republicans get elected, blame high taxes and mess on Democrats, proceed to cut taxes and mess things up until...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Can we all agree on just a few things?

OK now, please hear me out. Can we all agree that America has used a lot of petrol fuel since Ford put his first car on the road? Can we also agree that we've been paying taxes on that fuel and those taxes, were to go to maintenance and new construction of our roads, highways and bridges?

I say again, we've been paying taxes on gas and diesel fuel since Henry Ford drove his first car off the assembly line, and the tax money that was collected from the sale of fuel was supposed to go towards maintenance and new construction of roads, highways and bridges. If those things are true, why then is our infrastructure a crumbling and dangerously deficient, catastrophic event waiting to happen? Our government, our elected officials, have been misappropriating tax dollars for over a century with no real accountability. They are not now, nor have they been, doing the will of the people.

Then they have the nerve to bitch about deficits when the majority of the deficit originated from providing tax breaks to the wealthy. Meanwhile, government can't afford their obligation to make payments to Americans who've been paying into the system for decades and when they need it most, the government slash their payments to cover up the fact they can't stop their embezzlement to fund special interest projects supported by the lobbyists of their campaign donors.

To add insult to injury, they've also managed to embezzled TRILLIONS upon TRILLIONS of dollars from the Social Security trust fund, a government created program in which people have been paying a portion of their salaries and wages into for decades. An embezzlement of the people's money, all to pay for more special interest pork and tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations, whose lobbyists have been so nice to them over the years. An accounting entry to divert income collected from taxes and other sources, to pay for things that would otherwise not get funded. Pure graft.

Don't you think it's time to put an end to this overstuffed, unaccountable, gluttonous pig of a government's appetite for self enrichment, ignoring constituents and spending other peoples money?