Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Russia In The Middle East & Beyond

Vladamir Putin, the quasi Dictator of Russia has said that the biggest crisis of the 20th Century was the dissolution of the old Soviet Union.   Really!  You would think that the biggest crisis of the 20th Century was World War II that resulted in the deaths of 20 million Russians.  But then again, Putin was the head of the KGB, the Secret Police, in the old Soviet Union, which makes his comments more understandable.  But, what is more ominous is that Putin has said that as a result of the break up of the Soviet Union, there are 25 million ethnic Russians living in the former Soviet states that are no longer a part of Russia.  Putin says he has a problem with Russians living outside Russia.The last time we heard this reasoning in history, it was Adolf Hitler speaking of ethnic Germans living outside Germany and we know the end of that horrible story.

Of course, ethic Russians are in various countries in Eastern Europe because they were moved out of Russia by another Communist Dictator of the old Soviet Union, Josef Stalin to colonize those countries.  We see the end result when Putin is not happy; the invasion of the Ukraine, which used to be the bread basket of the old Soviet Union.  Eastern Ukraine does have a lot of ethnic Russians living there as is the case in Georgia, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia, that also used to be part of the old Soviet Union, the last three of which are members of NATO today.   Putin is not happy that he is surrounded by NATO right up to the borders of Russia.  Ultimately, Putin would like to reconstitute the old Soviet Union, so all of these countries have reason to fear this Dictator.

At the same time, Putin is moving into the Middle East, by not only putting Russian Troops and Air Force into Syria; but by developing a strong alliance with Iran, the biggest state sponsor of Terrorism in the world and by selling billions of dollars of arms to other Middle Eastern countries.  Even Israel is now cooperating with Russia related to their actions in Syria, presumably working with Dictator Bashar Assad to destroy ISIS in Syria and anybody else that opposes Assad.    Putin and the Iranians, that both support Assad, want him to remain in power, but for different reasons.

Putin wants Syria as a client state so that he can base his navy in the Mediterranean.  Iran wants Syria as a client state so that they can continue to supply Hezbollah and Hamas with weapons to destroy Israel.  This really is an unholy alliance made possible by Socialist President Pinocchio Obama's weak leadership around the world.  When there is a vacuum, it will always be filled.  In this case, Russia is filling the vacuum that Obama has created in the Middle East.  All of this can't be good for the long term National Security of the United States as Iran continues to develop nuclear weapons.    

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Donald Trump's Tax Plan - Playing To Socialists & Creating Jobs

Donald Trump, who to date has been heavy on bluster and light on policy, issued his Federal Income Tax Plan.  Clearly, as this Blogger has contended all along, Trump is attempting to build a New Coalition that will appeal to Socialists, Independents and Republicans.  Trump's Tax Plan does exactly that.  What Trump is promoting would absolutely create millions of good paying jobs in the United States.   We would see dramatic economic growth if this plan was enacted into law.

As part of the Plan, Trump wants to increase the number of Americans that pay no income taxes at all from the current 46% to around 50% of working Americans.  These would be the 75 million Americans often referred to as the working poor.  While in general, this Blogger believes that everyone should have to pay something, even if very little, it is true that these Americans; singles making less than $25,000 and married couples earning less than $50,000 have very little disposable income.  All of their income is going to pay for basic necessities like food, housing, utilities etc; even though many of them also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, (monies paid them by the Federal Government to encourage work rather than taking Welfare), Food Stamps and ObamaCare subsidies, if they are not getting health insurance from their employers.   So, in most cases, the Makers in society are providing government benefits to the Takers as part of the general redistribution of income Schemes that exist in all democracies.  Trump does not change that positioning with his Tax Plan.

Next, Trump wants to cut current income taxes for everybody else by implementing three tax brackets; 10%, 20% and 25%.  Americans earning under $150,000 a year would pay the lower percentages; while those earning over $150,000 would pay 25% on all income above this amount.   This would be a good tax cut for the Middle Class and a great tax cut for the rich who now pay 40% and more with the ObamaCare surcharges.  To pay for these tax cuts, Trumps would limit, or eliminate certain loopholes, while maintaining the Mortgage and Charitable Gift Deductions.  And, presumably rather than pay Capital Gains on investment income of about 28%, most investment income would just be taxed at regular personal income tax rates.

What is really good is that Trump cuts the Corporate Federal Income Tax from 35%, among the highest in the world, to 15%.   And, Trump wants to tax repatriated foreign profits at 10%, which would result in about three trillion dollars, that is sitting overseas, coming back to the United States almost immediately.   This change would create millions of jobs in the United States, as both US and foreign companies would build new manufacturing plants in the US, rather than overseas.  Further, many jobs that are now overseas would come home because there would be little advantage to shifting work to other countries.

Finally, Trump want to get rid of the hated Death Inheritance Tax, which hurts many family businesses and the Alternative Minimum Tax.  Trump also says that he favors Universal Health Care for all Americans, which means that he supports ObamaCare, one way or another, which essentially is supposed to provide health care for all Americans.   Trump says that he doesn't care if this cost him votes; but he knows very well that it will gain him votes from Socialists and Independents.  Republican voters will tolerate this position if Trump makes this Tax Plan reality. 

There is no doubt that Trump's Tax Plan would be advantageous to all Americans.  Of course, the Socialist will attack the Plan saying that the rich are not paying their "fair share", which is ridiculous, when under Trump's Plan 50% of Americans would pay no income taxes at all.  The rich would still be paying the majority of income taxes in the United States.  This is a great Tax Plan that would create millions of jobs and additional government revenues that comes with economic growth.  As long as the additional tax revenues are used to pay down the National Debt, rather than on new Federal Government Spending to buy votes, score one for Donald Trump 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Conservatives Are From Mars - Socialists Are From Venus

This Blogger has been listening closely to both Conservatives, (excluding RINOS) and Socialists running for President.  It is very clear that there really are two America's.  Conservatives are from Mars and Socialists are from Venus, speaking two very different languages to completely different constituencies, which represents the real divide in our country.   Socialists are talking to the rich, which often includes Big Business that benefit from government largess and the Takers in Society that are highly dependent on government programs contributing little, or nothing in taxes to pay for them.  Conservatives are talking to the hard working Makers in society that pay most of the taxes in our country, who are disgusted by the decline of our nation at the hands of corrupt politicians of both political parties.   Conservatives are mad as hell and could care less if there is a government shut down to accomplish things that are important to the base of the Republican Party.   

Socialists continue to advocate higher and higher taxes, more and more borrowing to fund government programs and bigger and bigger government to make people currently dependent on government, even more dependent, as their ticket to power allowing Socialists to continue feeding at the trough.   Conservatives, representing the Makers in society, primarily hard working taxpayers, many of whom are small businesses are saying Hell No to Socialist ideology because where ever Socialism has been practiced, it always leads to poverty, misery and history teaches us even murder when the people eventually rise up against a repressive government. 

This is also an argument about Freedom.  Freedom and Free Market Capitalism go together.  Socialism is a Freedom killer, since in exchange for government largess, the people must give up their freedoms and do what government tells them to do.   After all, whose bread you eat, whose song you sing. 

Clearly, these are irreconcilable differences, which is why nothing gets done in Washington DC, since Conservatives and Socialists have nothing to say to each other.  Compromise is impossible because it always leads to more Socialist Creep, which has been happening as a result of RINO complicity for the last 100 years.   Conservatives today are saying ENOUGH because Socialism is both destroying and bankrupting our country.  The last time we had a divide this deep, it resulted in the Civil War. 

If we are not able to take back our country to end the fiscal insanity that has resulted in an $18 Trillion National Debt, with no end in sight and another $150 Trillion of local, state and federal government unfunded liabilities, we will see the economic collapse of the United States.  If that happens, all bets are off.   We will see Civil Strife on our streets and the potential dissolution of the United States.  Don't think it can't happen because it has happened in many other countries and empires throughout history.  That day is coming unless we are able to roll back 100 years of Socialist Creep and soon to stop the fiscal insanity.   

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Socialist Pope Francis - Poorly Educated, Wrong & Dangerous

Since Socialist Pope Francis says little about his opposition to Abortion, or Gay Marriage, which are tenets of the Catholic Church and instead speaks of tolerance, the evils of Capitalism, income inequality, the redistribution of income, radical environmentalism, dealing with Climate Change and essentially doing away with national borders to deal with immigration and refugees, the left wing lame stream media, many of whom are atheists, love Pope Francis.  In fact, in watching the coverage of the Pope's trip to Communist Cuba, embracing Dictator and Murderer Fidel Castro and the United States on MSNBC, the Mindless Socialist News Broadcasting Company and CNN, their reporters were down right gushy about the Pope's visit referring to Francis, as the "People's Pope".  That reference is kind of like a Socialist or Communist Messiah.

As an ardently pro-life Conservative Roman Catholic, I see Pope Francis as poorly educated, wrong and dangerous because he is preaching Socialism, an economic system that history teaches us has led to poverty, misery and murder all over the world where and when it has been practiced.  The reason this first ever Jesuit Pope, that comes from the South American tradition of Marxist Liberation Theology is so dangerous is because he speaks with the moral authority of the Catholic Church, which many interpret as the word of God himself. 

Pope Francis is not God and he certainly is not infallible when he is speaking as a Socialist politician advancing the party line.   The problem is that Socialist politicians, like Pinocchio Obama and many other Socialists and Communists in government will attempt to use the Pope's words as some sort of moral justification for their failed big government policies that have actually resulted in higher poverty rates around the world.  Just look at Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, the old Soviet Union and many other parts of the world, including the United States under Obama that practice Socialism.   Even though some people in Communist China are doing OK, there are several hundred million people living in abject poverty in China.   67 years of Communism has hurt China, certainly not helped it.  Most Socialist countries curtail freedom and can't even feed their own people. 

In supporting Socialist ideology, the Pope demonstrates his ignorance of history and his lack of education related to economic and human development.  Capitalism and Freedom go hand and hand together as clearly indicated in the book by the same name by Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize winning economist.  It is only Free Market Capitalism, with all its warts and boom and bust cycles that has created more wealth for more people than any other economic system in human history bringing billions of people out of poverty.  When Pope Francis speaks of the evils of Capitalism, presumably in the United States, he is criticizing our way of life and the means that allows American Catholics to be the largest supporters of the Catholic Church in the world.  Talk about biting the hand that is feeding you.  As such, the Pope's pronouncements regarding Capitalism are not only illogical, they are ill informed.  Clearly, this Pope knows nothing of the United States and our history, having never been to America before this trip. 

It was Free Market Capitalism, during the Renaissance that ended the Dark Ages in Europe and eventually led to the American Revolution and the United States as a beacon of freedom around the world.  It is the reason so many people want to enter the United States as immigrants legal and otherwise.   Since our beginnings, people from around the world, including this Blogger's Grandparents have come to the United States for the freedom and economic opportunity, available in our unique Capitalist society, like no other in the world. 

This Blogger is intent on helping the poor through economic development and job creation and by donating to charities that change lives, not by encouraging more people to go on Welfare and Food Stamps, that actually makes them slaves to big government dependence.   Further, contrary to Socialist ideology, the poor are not poor because the rich are rich.  With the exception of the mentally or physically disabled, the able bodied poor are poor because they often lack fortitude, education and job skills and because in many cases, they come from dysfunctional broken families.  We cannot deal with  poverty if we are not at least honest about its causes.   And clearly, big Socialist government usually is the problem, rather than the solution. 

Pope Francis, though presumably well meaning as a spiritual leader, is just plain wrong in his political pronouncements.   The Pope should be preaching personal responsibility, the virtues of education, delayed gratification, hard work and sacrifice, family values and the evils of Socialism and Communism if he really wants to help the poor.  Most important, Pope Francis needs to study history and take Economics 101 to gain a better understanding about the forces of economic development.  Until he does, this Blogger fears that he is leading his flock dangerously astray.  

And, now more than ever, those of us who care about our country and the world, must do all we can to teach Free Market Capitalism to high school and university students that often get nothing but Socialist ideology from the left wing lame stream media and their teachers, that hate Capitalism and have never worked in the real world.   To that list, we must now add Socialist Pope Francis preaching a failed ideology that has only led to poverty, misery and even murder. 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Obama's IRS Gestapo & Frivolous Audits

Everybody knows that the IRS has been highly politicized by the Obama Administration.  Through the IRS Scandal, we know that Conservatives and Conservatives Groups have been targeted for Audits by the IRS Gestapo.   This Blogger is no exception.   As a Daily Conservative Blogger, with a radio show by the same name in Reno, Nevada where I live, I regularly have to deal with frivolous IRS Audits that waste my time and that have resulted in no monies owed the government.  But to deal with them, naturally I incur accounting and sometimes legal fees.  

In the dumbest IRS Audit yet, the IRS questioned by 2012 Mortgage Deduction.   These numbers come right off forms sent the IRS directly by the banks in questions.  Since we own two homes and at the time had two mortgages, formulas have to be used to determine the actual deduction.   However, since we are always very conservative in our tax filings, it turns out that we under filed my mortgage deduction.  As a result, we got back a refund for $83.70 from the IRS.  How nice. 

It cost me $1,379 in accounting fees to respond to this ridiculous Audit.   Since this sort of thing has been going on for years, I have been pushing my Republican Congressman Mark Amodei and my Republican Senator Dean Heller to sponsor an IRS Loser Pays law, with legal language that we provided them, to end these frivolous lawsuits and penalize the IRS when the tax payer prevails, by requiring the IRS to pay the taxpayer's legal, or accounting fees when the the Audit is unfounded.   Of course, on this issue like so many others, my Republican elected representatives have done nothing to make this happen. 

Matter of fact, both Amodei and Heller, like so many Republican Members of Congress have accomplished absolutely nothing important to the Conservative base of the Republican Party while serving in Congress for years.  This is the reason we Conservatives are so disgusted with those we elected to take back our country by pushing back 100 years of Socialist Creep.  These characters are a bunch of empty suits, just focused on reelection, so that they can continue feeding at the trough at our expense.  I for one have had it. 

My IRS Loser Pays Law is a no brainer.  Given the IRS Scandals, the time is absolutely right to get this done.    Mr. Amodei, Mr. Heller, what are you waiting for.   We don't pay you just to sit in Committee Meetings, half asleep, getting nothing important done.  You actually need to get big things done for the money we pay you if you want to be reelected.  We don't care if you have to shut down the government to make big things happen.   It's about time that you walk the Conservative talk, rather than just talking it.    

P.S.  Now that Boehner is gone, McConnell should be next.   We need Street Fighters that are willing to play Dirty in Republican Leadership in Congress; please no more empty suit RINO Wimps.   

Friday, September 25, 2015

Republican Speaker Boehner Resigns - McConnell Should Be Next

Facing opposition from many Conservatives in the US House of Representatives, Speaker of the House John Boehner resigned both as Speaker and from the House of Representatives effective November 1, 2015.  It is now time for Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, to do the same.  Boehner and McConnell and other long tenured Republicans in Congress have lost the support of the Conservative Base of the Republican Party.  Even after gaining control of Congress, these empty suits have accomplished nothing important to the base of the Republican Party. 

We elected a Republican Majority to Congress to serve as the Third Branch of Government, with the Power of the Purse, in accordance with the US Constitution to roll back 100 years of Socialist Creep.   Most important, we wanted them to confront Obama at every turn even if it means shutting down the government to prevent Obama from "transforming" our country into a European style Socialist nation that is  bankrupting our country.  Instead, these RINOS have been complicit in creating even bigger government at every turn. 

This is the reason Donald Trump and other outsiders are getting traction in their bid for the Republican nomination for President.   The Base of the Republican Party is sick and tired of RINOS, reaching across the aisle, or better yet just bending over to give Obama and his Socialist Pals in government everything they want and getting little or nothing in return.   We need Street Fighters in the Leadership of the Republican Party that are willing to fight tough battles to roll back Socialism. 

Clearly, that was not John Boehner, who said in his resignation statement that his main focus was the protection of the Institution as Speaker.  To that I would say baloney.  Boehner's main focus should have been advancing Conservative Republican Ideology.   Both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have never understood why we sent them there.  It is good that Boehner has resigned.  It is now time for Mitch McConnell to step aside, as well and for Republicans in the Senate to elect a Street Fighter willing to play dirty to get our country back on track. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Republicans Should Shut The Government Down To Get Important Things Done

Gutless Republicans, the empty suits that control Congress, should Shut The Government Down, if needed, to get important things done.  Certainly, if that is what it takes to Defund Planned Parenthood, abortion mills that sell baby parts, then so be it.  Put the $500 million going to Planned Parenthood every year into the thousands of health care centers in the United States that don't murder innocent babies by abortion and then dare Obama to veto the bill that provides women's health care servcies. 

But Planned Parenthood is the tip of the iceberg.  How about passing a budget that gets the United States to balance within five, or even ten years, to stop the fiscal insanity and prevent the bankruptcy of the United States.   How about properly funding Defense to protect the American people.  How about Repeal and Replacement of ObamaCare.  How about stopping Obama's Executive Amnesty Program that is freeing illegal alien felons.  How about stopping the Iran Deal that threatens our National Security because it provides Iran a clear path to nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.  How about reigning in the IRS and the EPA.  How about eliminating the Department of Education and other agencies, commissions and departments of the federal government that threaten our freedoms and waste our hard earned money.

What the Republican leadership and RINOS in Congress do not understand is that we don't care if they Shut the Government Down to get big things done.  In fact, we elected them to be the third branch of government to check Dictator Obama's illegal actions and push back 100 years of Socialist Creep that is destroying our country.  If Republicans in Congress, that they control. can't make it happen, why are we paying them to live off the fat of the land just feeding at the trough. As Donald Trump is famous for saying, YOU'RE FIRED!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Hillary Clinton Opposes Keystone Pipeline

Finally, in order to appeal to environmental wackos, Hillary Clinton came out against the Keystone Pipeline.  What could Hillarita do.  Common sense went out the door because she is running against Socialist Bernie Sanders, who is doing well in the polls and getting more people at his political events than Hilly.  This just proves that Hillary Clinton is running scared.  She is willing to risk union support and union jobs to keep her left wing base happy.  

Like all Socialists, Hillary Clinton does not understand that we need an all of the above energy policy that includes oil, oil and gas shale, natural gas, nuclear, clean coal, bio fuels and renewables in order to be completely energy independent.  This is the only way to maintain, or raise the standard of living for all Americans and for all peoples around around the world.  This is also a National Security issue.   We have to end our dependence on Middle Eastern Oil to end our involvement there.  We should be focused on research and development to make all energy sources cleaner, safer and cheaper, rather than attempting to tax carbon energy, while subsidizing renewable energy that cannot power an industrialized nation today. 

The end result of all this "green" talk, rather than an all of the above approach, will be higher energy costs at the expense of the poor and middle class in the United States and all other countries.  The rich will always have whatever energy they need to live a good life.   In the end, it will be the poor and the middle class that experiences a lower standard of living, as more and more of their incomes must go to purchase energy, instead of other discretionary items to make life more enjoyable. 

An all of the above energy policy is the key to economic development and job creation.  We need cheap energy in the United States and lower taxes to bring back and grow manufacturing jobs in our country.  It is just that simple.  So, not only are Hillary and her Socialist pals in government killing jobs related to the Keystone Pipeline, they are killing jobs all over our country by refusing to accept an all of the above energy policy.  Donald Trump is right.  Many of our elected officials and Socialists in particular are really "stupid". 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Dealing With Refugees Coming From The Middle East

We need a comprehensive plan to deal with Refugees coming out of the Middle East.  It has been reported that 70% of these people, streaming across borders to Europe are Syrian, Iraqi, or even Afghan men age 18 - 35.  These are the very people that should remain behind to fight for freedom in their own countries.   So rather than accept any of these young men into European Countries, or the United States, we should arm them to fight and destroy those that are killing their people, in particular ISIS Radical Islamic Fanatics. 

Many of these young men are sitting in Jordon and Turkey in Refugee Camps.   Why not arm and train them to be Freedom Fighters in a coalition army led by the United States.  There are millions of these Refugees.  The only Refugees we should accept into Europe, or the United States should be older people, women and children and in particular Arab Christians that are being slaughtered.  It is time for these young Arab Moslem men to stand up and fight to stop the murder, rape and slavery that is happening in their countries at the hands of ISIS. 

As usual, we see no common sense on the world stage.  These young Arab Moslem men that are running away to Europe and the United States are running to what they perceive to be cradle to grave welfare states.  Rather than take any of them, we should build training camps in Turkey, Jordon and Saudi Arabia to train them to take back their countries.  As usual, Socialist President Pinocchio Obama is missing in action.  Obama was given $500 million by Congress to train Freedom Fighters in Syria.  So far about 4 remain alive.  The few others that were trained are all dead.  Here is an opportunity to field a very large army to defeat Radical Islam.  Obama should insist that these young men fight to take back their countries, or provide them no support at all.  Donald Trump is right. Our leaders are "stupid". 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Running For Obama's Third Term

Who ever gets the Socialist nomination for President, he or she will be running of Pinnochio Obama's Third Term, which will be tough.  Obama only has about a 42% approval rating because he is one of the worst Presidents in the history of the United States.  Historically, when a sitting President is a lot below 50% in approval rating, it is very difficult for the party in power to retain the White House.  No matter who gets the Socialist nomination, he or she will have to answer for Obama's failed policies. 

The poverty rate is the highest it has been in decades.  The Labor Participation Rate is the lowest it has been since Jimmy Carter was President.  There are about 50 million Americans on Food Stamps and Welfare.   13 million Americans are collecting Disability Benefits that come right out of the Social Security Trust Fund pushing it closer to insolvency.   These numbers are up by millions, since Obama was first elected President.  

This is the case because economic growth has been lousy as the Middle Class is earning a lot less today in real terms than when Obama first took office.   The real unemployment rate is not anywhere near the official 5% rate.  If all are counted it is more like 15 - 20%.  Young people graduating from colleges and universities can't find job either; yet they owe thousands in student loans that they can't pay.  8 million are in default. 

The world is on fire.   We face increased threats from Russia, China, North Korea and Iran not to mention Terrorists around the world.  Our allies don't trust us.  The Middle East is a mess.  The Arab Spring has turned into a nightmare.  This is all happening because Obama and his Socialist pals in Congress have downsized our military to pre World War II levels jeopardizing our National Security.

ObamaCare that was supposed to provide health insurance to all Americans has been a miserable failure.   While many have lost their health insurance and medical premiums continue to increase at double digit rates, there are still millions of Americans with no medical insurance.  It was all lies, smoke and mirrors.    

So much for Hope and Change.  Obama has made a mess of our country and the world.  Any Socialist Candidate running for the Presidency in 2016 is running for Obama's third term.  The Socialist Candidate will have to answer for all Obama's failures.  Good luck. 

Socialist Pope Francis Coming To America

This Blogger is an ardently Pro Life, Conservative American Roman Catholic, who is not a supporter of Socialist Pope Francis.  As a result of Pope Francis' left wing political pronouncements, this Blogger has cut our donations to the Catholic Church.  Our money is instead going to charitable organizations that change lives.  My wife and I attended a Papal Audience with Pope John Paul II in Rome and Pope Francis is no John Paul.  Pope John Paul understood the evils of Fascism, Communism and Socialism because he had lived through them.  That is why Pope John Paul adamantly opposed the Communist Liberation Theology, which has been prevalent in South America, that is the basis for Pope Francis' Ideological belief system.

Jesus said "Render on to Caesar what is Caesar's", which was an admonition to his followers to stay out of politics.  Pope Francis did not get the message as he lectures us on the evils of free market capitalism and climate change as an Obama Socialist.   Pope Francis, who has never been to America, lectures Americans about their wealth and he is not just talking about the rich.   It is actually troubling that Francis never had the intellectual curiosity to travel to the United States and other countries because it limits his understanding of the world.  Francis would have the Middle Class in America live a lower standard of living to redistribute their wealth, as well, to poor countries. 

The fact of the matter is that Americans in general give more money to charities than any other nation on earth, including being the biggest financial supporter of the Catholic Church in the world.  And, it is free market capitalism, not Socialism, that makes that generosity possible.  Pope Francis admittedly knows nothing about economics and as such his pronouncements about free market capitalism are not only ill advised, they are down right ridiculous.  

Free Market Capitalism, with all its warts and boom and bust cycles, has created more wealth for more people than an other economic system in the world.  It is Socialism and Communism that have led to misery, poverty and even murder around the world in every country where they have been been practiced.  That is history not theological fiction. 

Specific to Climate Change, once again Pope Francis, who is not a scientist, has bought into the Socialist war on carbon as a means of raising taxes, to redistribute income and lower the standard of living for people in the first world to help the people in the third world.  That position is just down right dumb and ultimately will not help the poor at all.   We need an all of the above energy policy that includes oil, natural gas, oil and gas shale, nuclear and renewables to raise the standard of living around the world for everyone, not lower it.  

We need to make all forms of energy cleaner, safer and cheaper if the goal is to deal with poverty.  Pope Francis, like all Socialists, is just plain wrong related to Climate Change and really should stick to theology.   In addition, this Blogger would suggest that Pope Francis do a better job actually managing the Catholic Church, which like all bureaucracies, probably should be downsized so that more money can actually be used to help the poor.  

Finally, millions of babies are being murdered around the world every year by abortion.  My hope is that Pope Francis will bring greater focus to supporting LIFE when he meets with Socialist President Obama who even supports partial birth abortion.   I doubt very much that Pope Francis will bring up LIFE in a very meaningful way during his trip to America because for some reason Socialists are intent on killing babies.   This is a sin against humanity worse than any other happening in the world today, even worse than the murders committed by ISIS.  

The Pope needs to call abortion evil and the devil's work in no uncertain terms; but don't count on it because it is not Politically Correct for any left wing politician to condemn abortion.   God will decide on this Pope's tenure.  Hopefully, the next Pope will be better educated concerning economics and more able to deal with poverty around the world. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Donald Trump - Creating A New Coalition

To get a political party's nomination for President and to ultimately to win the Presidency, the candidate must put together a coalition of voters and for better or worse interest groups.  Donald Trump, in seeking the Republican nomination for President is a brilliant marketeer; but more important he is putting together a New Coalition, that he is calling the "Noisy Majority".  It is very different than the traditional Republican Coalition that includes Big Business, Limited Government Economic and Social Conservatives, which is the base of the Republican Party and those that support a strong military.   Trump, who knows exactly what he is doing, is in fact in Socialist territory as he develops a New Coalition.

Trump is pushing for Economic Populism, which is anti-free trade and mildly opposed to the rich, even though Trump is a billionaire.  Remember, Franklin Roosevelt was rich too.  This argument speaks to union types and others that believe they lost their jobs to China and other countries as a result of trade agreements, which in fact is true.  For the first time since before the Depression, Trump as a Republican is pushing for tariffs against goods entering the United States to bring back manufacturing jobs.  Of course, the history of tariffs is resultant trade wars that ultimately are counter productive and actually contributed to the Great Depression; but it doesn't matter.  If you are a 50 year old guy that can't find work paying you $30 an hour, or more, like you had before, you are buying it.  And, specific to the income inequality issue, Trump is saying he will cut taxes for the Middle Class, that have suffered greatly under Obama, but go after the rich, those greedy Wall Street Guys and Bankers that nobody likes.  Trump could very well get union endorsements out of this story if he is the Republican nominee.

Next, Trump is all about Nationalism.  "Make America Great Again" is a terrific slogan that most segments of the voting population surely support.  It involves economic development to create jobs in the US, a strong military, supporting our VETS, securing our border and dealing with illegal aliens that many union workers and others blame for taking their jobs and for crime in America.  By the way, the illegal alien crime problem that Trump's speaks about is real supported by Data.  This story also plays to those that use the slogan, "Take Back our Country", which includes Conservatives and Tea Party Members that are disgusted by our National Debt and with the decline of America around the world and a lot of the social change in our country that many see as corrosive.  

Trump is keeping Social Conservatives in his New Coalition by his stands against Abortion, Planned Parenthood and Common Core all of which are vehemently opposed by Social Conservatives.   This also plays well to Evangelicals and there are millions of them if they choose to vote.  Mitt Romney would have won if he had been able to mobilize the Evangelical Vote, which did not happen.  These are what are called, "Values Voters" and any Republican needs them to win. 

Finally, Trump is running against Washington elites of both parties and the left wing media, which nearly everybody hates.  In particular, this story plays well to Conservative Republicans, again the base of the party that literally hates the Republican Leadership and Empty Suits in the Congress, feeding at the trough, that we blame for failing to confront Obama on all issues important to Republicans; limiting the size of government, balancing the budget, higher taxes, reigning in the IRS and EPA, a strong national defense, repeal and replacement of ObamaCare, stopping Obama's Executive Amnesty Program, defunding Planned Parenthood, limiting abortion, School Choice, protecting 1st, 2nd and 4th Amendment Rights, etc. etc.  Some old style Democrats and many Independents share this disgust for the federal government, as well.  Just more Trump voters.  And, of course, Republicans are sick and tired of the Politically Correct Crowd and we hate the left wing media, which is why many of Trump's outrageous comments are applauded.

Think about it.  In putting this New Coalition together, Trump peals away at the Socialist Coalition making it harder for them to win in the General Election.  Hillarita, or any Socialist that runs needs union support to win; but the unions oppose NAFTA and the new Trans Pacific Trade Agreements that Trump rails against.  Unions also support the Keystone Pipeline that no doubt Trump would approve.  Trump promises job growth as part of his Nationalism argument that will play to young people, many of whom can't find good jobs in the Obama economy.   This is also a constituency that Socialists need to win.        

This New Coalition positioning is only possible because Trump can self fund his own campaign.  Trump really is running as an Independent within the Republican Party.  The Republican Establishment, which includes Wall Street and Big Business as the source of campaign funds and US Chamber of Commerce types would never support the Economic Populism that Trump is advancing because they are all Free Traders at the expense of American jobs.  They will go with Hillary because she can be bought.  Trump has a very good chance of getting the Republican nomination and if he does so, especially with so many candidates running that divide up the Establishment and even Conservative vote, he might just be able to carry this message to the White House. 

Even if Trump does not get the nomination, he will be the king maker at the Republican Convention because he will go to the Convention with a sizable number of Delegates that he could get to vote for the candidate of his choice; but their would have to be a "deal" related to this New Coalition.  Just wait and see.  In some ways, that deal is already happening as Republican Candidates adopt Trump's ideas in an attempt to build a Coalition of their own.    

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Illegal Aliens Do Committ A High Number of Serious Crimes

While most illegal and legal aliens in the United States are law abiding, hard working people, Donald Trump is absolutely right in his assertions that many entering our country illegally are murderers, rapists and drug dealers.  Even though local, state and the federal governments attempt to hide the numbers because they would be politically explosive, in a shocking report recently produced by Fox News, by putting together a patch work of local, state and federal statistics, it is clear that illegal aliens are committing thousands of serious crimes every year.  If stating these facts is racist, or not politically correct, then so be it. 

Obamanistas want to hide the facts; but they are as follows.   A segment of the approximately 11.7 million illegal aliens in our country are responsible for 13.6% of serious crimes, which is a huge number given their percentage of the general population.  Illegal Aliens commit 12% of the murders, 20% of the kidnappings and 16% of the drug trafficking that results in felony jail sentences.  2.1 million legal and illegal aliens, that have been convicted of crimes are either living freely in our country, or are behind bars.  Of those, 1.2 million are at large.  These are very scary numbers and political dynamite.  For some bizarre reason, the Obama Justice Department keeps letting go free thousands of illegal alien criminals each year, rather than automatically deport them; though it is true that deportations are up.

One thing is for sure.  Any illegal alien that commits a serious crime in our country and is convicted for doing it, should automatically be deported upon release from jail with the proviso that if they return to the United States illegally and are caught that they go back to jail automatically for 5 years or more.   And, if they return again upon deportation, the sentences should go to 10 years or more.  It is bad enough that we have American citizen criminals on our streets.   There is absolutely no reason we should tolerate illegal, or even legal alien criminals on our streets.  It is time for common sense in America.  Let us hope we elect a President in 2016 that has common sense.  As long as Obama is in office, we certainly don't have one today.   

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Republican Presidential Debate - Winners & Losers

Those of us that are political junkies probably watched five hours of Republican Presidential Debate on CNN, including the first round Happy Hour Debate for those candidates with little support in the Polls and then the 3 hour Main Round with 11 candidates on the stage.   The process should have been reversed.  Those with less than 5% should have been in the Happy Hour Debate and only those with a better showing in the Polls should have been in the Main Round.  In any case, there were winners and losers. 

Clearly, Governor Bobby Jindahl of Louisiana won the Happy Hour Debate.   The others, George Pataki, Rick Santorum and Lyndsey Graham don't matter and really should drop out now.   None of them have any chance of becoming the Republican Party nominee.  The clear winner of the Main Round was Carly Fiorina.  Others that did well in the Main Round were Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Chris Christie.  Jeb Bush had an OK performance; but for someone who is the Establishment Favorite, he should be doing better.  Those that did not do as well were Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee, neither of whom will be the Republican nominee, Ben Carson, John Kasich and Scott Walker, all of whom this Blogger likes; but probably will be gone before the Nevada Primary.

As of now, based on what we have seen to date, the Republican Presidential Nominee is likely to be Trump, Fiorina, Rubio, Cruz, Christie, or Bush, not necessarily in this order.  And, there is a pretty good chance that the VP selected will come from this group as well; though it is possible that Kasich of Ohio could end up on the ticket because he is the Governor of Ohio, a critical state for electoral college purposes and he does have good experience.   It will be good when we get down to the top six because the others just get in the way.  The good news is that Republican Party has a very strong bench, any one of whom would be better for our country than any of the current Socialist Party candidates.

The Socialist Party is so deplete of talent that it can only field a couple of old has beens, Hillarita, Crazy Joe and Goofy Bernie Sanders, the oblivious Senator from Vermont that has accomplished absolutely nothing while serving in office.  The others running in the Socialist Party are not resonating, at least not yet; though if Hilly falters, others may jump in at the last minute.  If nothing else, on the Republican side, we will have some good entertainment in the coming year.      

Texas Independence Movement - Disgust and Outrage

The Texas Nationalist Movement is attempting to put a measure on the ballot getting the votes to secede from the United States.  Texas, that was an independent nation before joining the union, did join the Confederacy during the Civil War when secession was about slavery and other economic issues.   This time around, the issue is really the tyranny of the federal government with all of its taxes and regulations.  If they get this measure on the ballot, which might very well pass, it will only be advisory because apparently the States do not have the right to secede as enforced by the barrel of a gun.  However, if states choose to secede, why shouldn't they be able to walk away from a federal government that makes life miserable for the hard working Makers in society.

In the West, in states like Nevada where I live, the federal government owns and controls 86% of our land from Washington DC.  Why do we need bureaucrats in Washington DC and in essence elected representatives from other states determining land use in Nevada and other Western states.  At a minimum, aside from seceding from the union, we need a Sage Bush Rebellion to get back control of our land.  And, why do many of us pay 30 - 55% of our income to a bloated federal government that has failed us so miserably.   We do need to outsource our national defense to the federal government; but otherwise, we don't need this major overlay of government.   We send them our hard earned money.  It filters through a corrupt system where politicians of both parties, all on the take feeding at the trough, send back the crumbs to buy votes so that they can continue feeding at the trough.    There is something very wrong with this picture.

Hurrah for the people of Texas for attempting to secede from the Union.  Even if the vote is only symbolic, it will send a message that we are fed up with the federal government and all the politicians in Washington DC that accomplish nothing important to the American people.   Every state should hold a referendum on seceding from the Union.  Why not?   It is the ultimate way to show our disgust and outrage toward all the crooks and empty suits in Washington DC.      

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Obamanistas Playing Games With Reports About ISIS

The Inspector General of the Defense Department has reported that Obamanistas have been playing games concerning reports about ISIS trying to make it look like Obama is succeeding in his fight against ISIS in Iraq and other places.   Apparently, the information coming from various federal government Intelligence Agencies is being massaged by Obamanistas to paint a rosy picture, when in fact ISIS is getting stronger on the ground.   ISIS is no longer an insurgent force of rebels fighting in Iraq and Syria.  As a result of all the thousands of stolen tanks, armored vehicles, heavy weapons and other equipment ISIS has taken from both the Syrian and Iraqi Armies, ISIS is now a well equipped and disciplined army fighting force.

The attacks on ISIS from the air, authorized by Obama, have done little to stop ISIS on the ground.  Only more American ground troops can stop ISIS.  ISIS has the equipment to control the cities they have seized from Iraqi and Syrian forces.  In addition because ISIS is adept at social media, they continue to recruit Terrorists from around the world and or to inspire Terrorist attacks in the US, Europe and other countries.  A 15 year old boy, inspired by ISIS on social media was just arrested outside Philadelphia for attempting to master mind an assassination attempt against Pope Francis during his upcoming visit to the US.   In addition, it is very probable that there are ISIS Terrorists embedded in the refugees attempting to make there way to Europe and the United States, which is a good reason to be very careful about who we let into our country. 

Socialist President Pinocchio Obama will not utter the words Islamic Radical Terrorists in the same sentence.  The message to Obamanistas is clear.   Obama does not want these Terrorist attacks tied to Islam.  That is why the American Ambassador to France, when referring to the potential Terrorist attack on a French Train, did not tie Islam to the Terrorist even though he was tied to ISIS.   It is pretty obvious that Obamanistas are playing games with reports concerning ISIS, first to make Obama look good and second because based on orders from Obama they are downplaying the connection between radical Islam and the Terrorist threat that we face.   Oh what a tangled web they weave when they practice to deceive. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Establishment Republicans Complicit In Socialist Creep

Just about all Republicans talk about limiting the size of government, lower taxes and less regulation, a strong national defense, ending deficit spending and paying off the National Debt, limiting abortion etc; but when we give them the chance to actually make these things happen, they either don't really believe in Conservative ideals, or they refuse to use the power we have given them to govern.   The reality is that Establishment Republicans, that have been in office for years, have drunk the Big Government Cool Aide as RINOS.   They along with their Socialists Pals continue to feed at the trough, going along to get along from election to election, just to stay in power, while accomplishing nothing important to the Conservative base of the Republican Party.  Every year, I send them my Republican Report Card and they continue to get Failing marks on all issues. 

This is the reason Donald Trump is surging in the polls.   Trump's slogan about "Making America Great Again" is not only resonating with many Republicans, but also with Independents and some old style Democrats that are fed up with both Establishment Republicans and Socialists even though much of what Trump says has little substance and is even insulting.  People just don't care because they are desperate to elect someone who speaks the truth and is willing to actually deal with the many problems we face. 

Republicans gained control of Congress in the last two election cycles; yet refuse to actually act as the third branch of government confronting Obama on core principles.  They all are supposedly against ObamaCare.  Yet, they vote to fund it.   They oppose Obama's Executive Amnesty Program; yet again they voted to fund it.   They oppose funding Planned Parenthood, yet no doubt once again they will vote to fund it.  They oppose the Obama/Kerry Iran Deal; yet McConnell in the Senate will not suspend the filibuster rule, as Dirty Harry did to enact ObamaCare and approve Socialist judges, to vote it down.  Finally, Establishment Republicans talk about smaller government and ending deficit spending; but when given the opportunity to make government smaller by privatizing the failed VA Medical System and or eliminating the Department of Education, they vote to give these huge bureaucracies even more money. 

And in Nevada, where this Blogger lives, for the first time in decades all state offices and the state legislature are controlled by Republicans.  Yet in a huge betrayal, just a few months after election, Brian Sandoval, the RINO Governor of Nevada and the RINO controlled state legislature, right out of the Socialist Playbook, enacted the biggest tax and spending increase in Nevada history.   There is no doubt that Establishment Republicans are part of the problem, bankrupting our states and country, rather than part of the solution.   They have to go.

Establishment Republicans have been complicit in the 100 years of Socialist Creep that has given us our soon to be 19 Trillion National Debt and about 150 Trillion dollars of unfunded liability for local, state and federal Entitlements and public employee pensions.   Establishment Republicans and Socialists are both responsible for the coming economic collapse of the United States and the resultant civil strife on our streets that will follow.  Conservatives in America are mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore.  This Conservative will no longer support any Republican that votes to raise taxes and grow government no matter who the Socialist alternative may be.  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me dozens of times and it is just not going to happen anymore.  I am done with RINOS forever because they too are destroying our country.   

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid Prevents Vote On Iran Deal

The Socialists in the US Senate led by Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada are using the filibuster to prevent a vote on the Obama/Kerry Iran Deal that will provide Iran a clear path to having nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.   Dirty Harry is using the 60 vote rule to prevent this Deal from even coming up for a vote in the Senate because they know that like in the House of Representatives, that voted against the Iran Deal conclusively that there would be a bi-partisan majority in the Senate against the Iran Deal.  This issue is so important that Majority Leader Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, if he has the guts to do it, should suspend the filibuster rule to force a vote.   Don't count on it because RINO McConnell is a useless wimp. 

And even though a vote against the Iran Deal would result in a Presidential Veto that most likely would be sustained because it would require 66 votes in the Senate to override a Veto and there are 34 Socialists in favor of the Obama/Kerry Iran Deal, Dirty Harry does not want Socialist Senators on record as voting for it because he knows it would be used against them in future elections.   Thankfully, Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada is retiring in 2016.  This one man, along with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, of San Francisco, the Socialist Minority Leader in the House of Representatives and Pinocchio Obama have done more to damage our country than any foreign enemy we have ever faced in many years. 

It really does not matter.   The Iran Deal will not have the approval of the Congress either way.  It is nothing more than another Obama Executive Order that the next President, presumably a Republican, can strike down with the stroke of a pen.  The Iran Deal should have been treated as a formal Treaty anyway requiring ratification by two thirds of the Senate.  That did not happen, which makes the Iran Deal unconstitutional.  This Deal, which threatens our National Security and the very existence of Israel, should be challenged in court on that basis if nothing else.

Neville Chamberlain Obama has acted contrary to the interests of the United States in agreeing to the Iran deal.  It is an act of Appeasement, as infamous and notorious as the Deal Neville Chamberlain, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, put in place in 1938 with Adolf Hitler giving Hitler part of Czechoslovakia in exchange for "peace in our time".    We know the end of that horrible story that resulted in the deaths of more than 50 million people during World War II.  The Iran Deal will result in a nuclear arms race in the Middle East like nothing we have ever seen before.  There will be war down the road if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons.  Israel and even some Sunni Arab countries will never stand by and allow Iran to have nuclear weapons.  It is inevitable.  And, the Socialists in America, led by Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada and Obama, will have the blood of millions on their hands. 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

9/11 - Never Again, Never Again

On September 11, 2001, the United States Homeland was attached by Radical Islamic Fanatics, under the direction of Osama Bin Laden.   Thankfully, Osama Bin Laden is now dead, thanks to many brave Americans in our Military; but Radical Islam is alive and well.  By hijacking three commercial airplanes and using them as missiles, these Fanatics were able to take down the World Trade Center, attack the Pentagon and nearly attack the White House, or Capital building, if a third jet had succeeded in hitting a target in Washington DC.   More than three thousand people were killed on that fateful day that changed world history.

This was only the second time in American history that a surprise attack resulted in so much carnage.  The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in Honolulu, Hawaii, that began World War II, resulted in 2,403 dead and 1,178 Americans wounded.  What we failed to see and or take seriously, related to the attack on 9/11 is that Radical Islam declared war on the United States and our allies long before 2001.  In fact, the taking of the American hostages in Iran during the Carter Administration, that lasted more than 400 days and the bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon during the Reagan Administration were really the beginning of our World War with Radical Islam.   We just refused to accept that fact and act on it early enough to prevent 9/11. 

Yes, we are fighting a World War with Radical Islam; though President Pinocchio Obama refuses to call it such, perhaps because of his Muslim roots, or just out of denial, or stupidity.  Fanatics are attempting to set up a Caliphate in the Middle East to take that part of the world back 700 years and then to spread the hateful Devil ideology throughout the world.   And, just like freedom loving people defeated Nazism and Communism, we must defeat and destroy Radical Islam because it is a threat to our freedom and way of life, in some ways greater than what we faced in the past.   Out of the Billion or more Muslims in the world, there may be several hundred million of them that support Radical Islam. 

Defeat does not necessarily mean killing all of them; but rather denying them the means of killing us.  That means identifying them where ever they may reside and denying them the means to implement another 9/11, or worse anywhere in the world.  That is why the Obama/Kerry Deal with Iran is so stupid.   The Iran Deal is actually a path to Iranian nuclear weapons.  Iran is the largest state sponsor of Terrorism in the world.  Giving them Billions of dollars and allowing them access to world markets unfettered to earn even more money through oil sales, is only giving them the money to build nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them and to aide Terrorists group around the world. 

Donald Trump is absolutely right, our Leaders, in this case Obama and Kerry and their Socialists Pals in the Congress that are supporting them are really, really stupid.   Hopefully, the next President of the United States, presumably a Republican will tear up this Iran Deal in memory of 9/11.  Never Again, Never Again

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Donald Trump Attacks Carly Fiorina's Appearance - Pretty Dumb

In an off the cuff remark, Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump attacked Republican Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina's appearance then saying, that she is a "woman" and who would vote for her.  Trump tried to walk back this dumb remark by saying he was speaking of her "persona", not her looks, but the damage to him was done.  First of all, this Conservative Male Blogger would vote for her.   And, second of all, Fiorina's has the appearance of a very professional and experienced corporate executive that once ran a huge Fortune 500 company.   Trump is letting his mouth and his ego get the best of him and it will probably cost him the Republican nomination. 

If Trump is serious, it is time for him to get serious demonstrating that he has the focus, discipline and passion to be President of the United States.  Right now we hear a lot of bravado and not very much in specifics.  It is time for Trump to stick to his message; but he definitely needs some scripting.  If Trump wants to attack Fiorina because she was fired from being the CEO of Hewlett Packard, that is fair game, since it is factual.  Jeb Bush does appear to be Low Energy and definitely is an Establishment Republican, who is soft on Immigration and Common Core.   Governor John Kasick took ObamaCare expanded Medicaid into the state of Ohio and Medicaid cost have risen by a billion dollars in just one year.   Job creation in both Wisconsin and especially New Jersey have been pretty mediocre under Governor's Scott Walker and Chris Christie.   Wisconsin and New Jersey State Debt are both still high totally billions of dollars.  And, the facts go on and on and are fair game. 

If Donald Trump wants to be considered a serious candidate, he has to do his homework and stick to the facts.   It also would be nice if he put forward very specific ideas on all the issues that matter to the base of the Republican Party.  Yes, Trump is polling well for now, but gaffs like his remarks related to Carly Fiorina will make Trump's lead short lived.   And, believe me Fiorina is smart and will give it right back at him to advantage herself. 

P.S.  Now if Donald Trump wants to attack Hillarita Clinton's appearance, there are days when she looks like a very tired, old, old woman and then days when she looks great.  Go figure.  

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Russian Military On The Ground In Syria & The Iran Deal

As millions of Syrians escape their country for Europe and the United States, as a result of the Civil War there, Russia's President Vladamir Putin is sending Russian Troops and Air Force to Syria to support Dictator Bashir Assad.   Now let's put these pieces together.  Iran also supports Assad and is in Syria, as well.   So now Russia and Iran have Syria as a client state, immediately adjacent to Israel, as a platform to attack Israel.   Russia, as Iran's Ally, is selling weapons to Iran even though it violates the provisions of the Iran Deal.  The Ayatollah Dictator of Iran recently said that Israel will not exist within 25 years. 

Given the Iran Deal, which is a sure path to nuclear weapons for Iran, negotiated by Socialist President Neville Chamberlain Obama and Secretary of State John Surrender Kerry,  when Iranian leaders shout Death to America, Death to Israel, we have to take them seriously, recognizing the threat Iran represents, not only to Israel; but to our country.  The Iranians are already saying they will not honor the provisions of the Iran Deal.  Donald Trump is absolutely right, Obama and his Socialist Pals and even some RINOS in Congress are really stupid because they always fail to see the train coming. Iran is an incredible threat to our National Security and to Israel, yet at this point, the votes will not be there in the Senate to strike down the Iran Deal because Socialists in the Senate will vote to support Obama. 

In fact, Socialist Senator Dirty Harry Reid of Nevada, the Minority Leader, will probably use the filibuster to prevent a vote on the Deal altogether.  It is disgraceful.  The blood of many Americans, Europeans and Israeli's that will be murdered by Terrorists, as a result of Iranian support that will be possible with the billions of dollars they will get as part of this Deal, is on Dirty Harry's hands.   

The pieces often described in the Bible that depict Armageddon seems to be coming together.  As is described in the New Testament, the battle for Israel will be fought on the hills of Megiddo in Israel.  Russia is included in this story described as Magog coming from the North.   The Iran Deal is a path to war and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East.  The only thing good about this Deal is that the next President, if a Republican can tear it up the day he or she takes office.   This Deal is another unconstitutional Obama Executive Order.  This Deal should have been submitted to the Senate as a Treaty, requiring a two thirds vote for approval and because that did not happen, the Iran Deal has no validity in US Law.  Let's just hope that the American people are wise enough to elect a Republican committed to striking down the Iran Deal.  If not, disastrous war in the Middle East is inevitable.  Never Again, Never Again.    

Make Killing A Cop A Federal Hate Crime

Given the threats against Cops all over America, it is time to make killing a Cop a Federal Crime to best demonstrate the seriousness of this issue as a "hate crime".   The Black Lives Matter Movement is a hate group actually encouraging their followers to kill Cops.   The Justice Department needs to act on the actions of these radicals, Communists and Anarchists to protect Cops.   But don't count on it as long as Obama is President.  In fact, Obama has blood on his hands for encouraging these killers with his words and lack of action when a police officer is killed in cold blood. 

The full weight of the Federal Government, meaning the FBI needs to be involved in first preventing these crimes and when a Cop Killing occurs helping to identify and track down the criminal.   Further, making the killing of a Cop a federal crime means that the Death Penalty is more probable.  What we are seeing is the break down of civil society, particularly in our inner cities.  The police are pulling back from law enforcement in the inner cities of America for fear of being prosecuted and ironically, we are seeing more Black on Black Crime and murders.  It has to stop.

First, All Lives Matter, including the lives of police officers hired to protect all of us.  In some cases, recruitment is down because Cops are being placed in a no win situation.   If they don't enforce the law to prevent murders, they are seen as falling down on the job.   If they do enforce the law, they are accused of police brutality and subject to prosecution.   Look, no one wants to see people of any color shot and killed in the course of an arrest, except as a last resort.  But let's face it.  The inner cities of our country are full of gangs, peddling drugs, fighting for turf and using illegal guns to kill people, often in the line of fire. 

Without the Cops doing their jobs, more innocent people and lots of minorities, in particular, that live in our inner cities would be killed.   We have to make Cop Killing a "hate crime", which means it must become a Federal Crime to put the full force of the Federal Government in place to identify and punish these murderers.   Killing a Cop in cold blood, execution style, is absolutely a hate crime and should be so designated. 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Big Labor Does Not Support Hillarita Clinton

Big Labor Unions are urging Crazy Vice President Joe Biden to jump in and challenge Hillarita Clinton for the Socialist nomination for President.  Labor sees Hillary and Bill Clinton as rich Fat Cats, which is true since they have made millions of dollars after Bubba left the Presidency.  By Washington standards, Joe Biden, who is not rich, is the pauper better positioned to represent Big Unions.  Biden who grew up in Pennsylvania is thought of as a man of the people and Labor in particular.  Labor blames Bill Clinton for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that has resulted in shipping many union jobs out of the US to Mexico.  They have never forgiven the Socialists for putting NAFTA in place. 

And now, Socialist President Obama pushed through the Trans-Pacific Partnership to stimulate free trade between the US and various Asian countries that will result in even more union jobs being shipped to Asia.   There are winners and losers in these trade deals.  The majority of the American people usually win as a result of these trade deals by getting lower prices at Wal Mart and other stores; but it is true that union members are usually big losers because they cannot compete with workers, willing to work for much less, in other countries.   This is the reason millions of manufacturing jobs that used to be in the US are now in China.  Robotics have not helped either.  Tesla cars are mostly manufacturered in California by robots.  And, these facts of life will not change no matter who is elected President.  Unions pushing for higher compensation and benefits and crazy labor laws in the US will only push more jobs overseas as has been happening for 30 years. 

Hillarita refuses to take a stand on the Trans-Pacific Partnership because when she was Secretary of State, she supported it.  And, to be candid, the big companies that support Hillary Clinton are for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  While it is bad for US Big Labor, with membership falling for decades, these trade agreements in general are good for most other Americans and companies.   

If Hillary Clinton cannot maintain the coalition that Obama put together, which includes Big Labor, Minorities, Radical Feminists, Students, Wacko Environmentalists and Gays, if nominated as the Socialist candidate, she will lose the election.  The Socialist candidate, who ever he or she is, must maintain this coalition to win.  Biden, though he will be around 74 years old on  election day, has a better chance of maintaining that coalition.  As Hillarita's email scandal unfolds, it is very likely that Joe Biden will jump into the race.  If he does, there is a good chance that Biden will defeat Hilly in the primaries. 

However, there is an even better chance that any one of the Republicans running can defeat Biden, who will be portrayed as running for Obama's Third Term.   Everything bad about Obama will be hung around Biden's neck like a lead anchor.  The next year should be very interesting and good theater especially with Donald Trump in the race.   

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Veterans Affairs Scandal - Going From Bad To Worse

Since the Veterans Affairs Scandal surfaced in 2014, we now learn that about 238,000 Vets out of 847,000 waiting for services DIED  presumably because they could not get the medical care they needed.  These are obviously Vets that must have had no other health insurance so they were at the mercy of this government Socialized Medical System.   Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert MacDonald, the former CEO of Proctor & Gamble, may have been good at selling soap, but he has failed to clean up the mess at the VA because he continues to ask for more money to grow the VA even bigger.  In fact, MacDonald has been given billions of dollars, by Congress to build more VA facilities; but MacDonald says he needs billions more to provide proper services.  Baloney!!

This is a FAILED Government System like so many other big government programs.  Throwing more money at the problem will not provide better health care for Vets.  In fact, we need a private sector solution.  All VA facilities should be auctioned off to the highest bidder.  Private Hospital Systems will buy these government hospitals and clinics and make them work.  Then Vets should be given a Vetecare Card to pay for all medical services and or to supplement other insurances like Medicare and or ObamaCare for as long as it stays around so that Vets experience no out of pocket medical expenses.   This Vetecare Card would allow Vets to go to any doctor or hospital for services.  Those that provide poor services will simply not get the business.  That is how Free Market Capitalism works.

There is absolutely no reason the government should be in the Medical Services business.   Obviously, the Veterans Affairs Administration has proven that it cannot do the job.  And, even with this huge government failure, very few government employees have been fired, even those that cooked the books to get higher bonuses.  We have to shrink the size of government.   Eliminating VA Medical facilities is a great place to start.   It would save billions of dollars every year and Vets would get better medical services. 

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Hillary Cllinton Now Says She Just Didn't "Stop And Think" - Really

Socialist candidate for President, Hillary Clinton now says that when she assumed the office of Secretary of State, she was so busy with doing the job that she did not "stop and think" about having a non government owned server put in place to deal with her emails.   Really??   Obviously, the easiest thing to do would have been to use the government IT apparatus to deal with her emails in accordance with the law.  But no, given their legal history, the Clinton's knew exactly what they were doing when they hired a Government IT Nerd, who is now taking the Fifth, rather than testify before Congressional Committees, when they had Bryan Pagliano, later hired at the State Department, to set up their personal server.  

Remember this is the Clinton's.  Bubba Clinton committed perjury in the Monica Lewinsky Scandal and was disbarred.   Hillary Clinton, at the age of 27 years old, served as counsel to the House Judiciary Committee dealing with Watergate, until she was FIRED by Jeff Zeifman, Chief of Staff for the House Judiciary Committee, for a variety of self serving unethical practices in violation of House Rules.  Zeifman later said that Hillary Clinton should have been disbarred.  It seems that behind the scenes, Hilly was working for Ted Kennedy, who did not want to see Nixon impeached because they feared testimony that might involve the election of John Kennedy and the Bay of Pigs fiasco.   Further, after Hillary Clinton was fired; she went on to assist the legal team defending Ted Kennedy in the Chappaquiddick Scandal.  This woman has really dirty hands. 

Does anyone really believe that Hillary and Bill Clinton somehow put this server in place just to do it.  No, given the Clinton's legal history, they wanted to control information that would be made public after Hilly served in office because they knew she would be running for President.   Those 30,000, or more, "personal" emails that Hilly deleted probably were full of interactions concerning the family business, the Clinton Foundation.  There is no doubt that the Clinton's were paid monies by foreign governments and others to buy influence.  This was a pay to play scheme.  Remember, Hilly said they were "dead broke" when they left the White House, mostly because of all their legal expenses.  And, Hilly, like Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind vowed never to be hungry again as they created the Clinton Foundation to get rich.  Bubba told us he had to work to pay the family's bills when they left the White House.  Bubba worked all right in a huge shake down scheme to make the Clinton's rich. 

And, the Clinton Foundation is reminiscent of the Foundation set up by Evita Peron, the First Lady of Argentina, during the Juan Peron Dictatorship in the 50's.   Evita used the Foundation to shake down businesses to buy influence with the government.  Some of the money went to the poor; but a lot more went into the Peron's bank accounts.   Hillarita like Evita is a Liar, Crook and Con Artist.  When Hillary, touted by the left wing to be brilliant, says she just did not "stop and think", she obviously believes that the American people are really stupid.   Well many of her supporters are really stupid; but not the rest of us. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Kentucky County Clerk Case - Not About Religious Freedom

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, even though it is part of her job.   Davis claims that Gay Marriage violates her Religious Beliefs and therefore she cannot sign her name to a Marriage License for a Gay Couple.   Unfortunately, for Davis an elected Democrat, she does not get to pick and choose who gets marriage licenses, since Gay Marriage has been declared legal by the Supreme Court, no matter how many Americans disagree with the decision.  Davis must either do her job or resign.   The judge that sent her to jail should have just given her that option, rather than lock her up.  Perhaps, the judge could have ordered her pay withheld if she refuses to do her job.  That action makes more sense than putting Davis in jail. 

However, this is the outcome of Obama refusing to execute the laws on the books related to Illegal Aliens, ObamaCare, Federal Marijuana Laws, EPA Authority, Planned Parenthood and selling baby parts and many other laws that Obama just chooses to ignore.  If Obama can disregard the laws on the books, why not Kim Davis.  What is the difference. 

And, the Kim Davis case in no way is the same as the baker, flower shop owner, or caterer that chooses not to do a Gay Wedding because they believe Gay Marriage is contradictory to their religious beliefs.   No business owner should be forced to violate their 1st Amendment Rights, under penalty of jail time and or huge fines that put them out of business.  Kim Davis as an elected, government employee that must do her job, or resign.  Issuing marriage licenses to those eligible to marry is part of her job.  Davis does not get to pick and choose who she will issue marriage licenses to as long as they meet other common state requirements related to marriage. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Establishment Republican Jeb Bush Fighting For His Political Life

Establishment Republican Jeb Bush is fighting for his political life as he deals with daily attacks by Candidate Donald Trump.   Trump calls Bush "low energy".  This is actually a reference to John McCain and Mitt Romney, that many in the Republican Party thought were not aggressive enough in dealing with Obama during those campaigns.  Bush might be too nice to win.  And, there is no doubt that Jeb Bush, though a Conservative on most issues, is mushy on Immigration, Iran and Common Core, which are all hot button issues for Conservative Republicans. 

And, then there is the Bush name.   While Bush's are all honorable people, their Presidencies where not that successful, as measured by Conservative values and ideology.  George Bush, the father, violated his "read my lips" promise and raised taxes, which cost him reelection.  George W Bush II left the country in a real mess.  Both Bush's never dealt with the Deficit and the National Debt.  Why on earth should anyone believe that Jeb Bush III would be any better.   Jeb Bush, in the spirit of getting things done, would compromise with Socialists and we would see more Socialist Creep.  What Establishment Republicans don't seem to understand is that Conservatives don't care if the government is shut down in order to deal with the National Debt and roll back 100 years of Socialist Creep.   We don't want a Republican President reaching across the aisle, unless it is to get a few Socialists to vote for Conservatives policies. 

We want a tough Conservative President that will get the job done; not another Establishment Republican willing to reach across the aisle giving us more Socialist Creep.  That behavior has led to an $18 Trillion National Debt with no end in sight.  We don't want more of the same.  This Blogger does not support Jeb Bush because I think we will get more of the same if he is the next President of the United States.   We need a Conservative President willing to stand up and say ENOUGH on a myriad of issues.  This Blogger does not believe that Jeb Bush would be that President.  Bush is part of the "Club" and those in the Club go along to get along.  That is why our country is such a mess and facing bankruptcy. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Former Clinton Aide Taking The Fifth - Just More Lies

Here we go again.  Bryan Pagliano, an IT Specialist and former aide to Hillary Clinton, during her first Presidential Campaign in 2008, apparently set up the Servers in Clinton's home, while she was Secretary of State, that have become so controversial related to Clinton's E-Mail Scandal.  Pagliano was paid in 2009 by a Political Action Committee supporting Clinton.  Pagliano has stated that he will take the Fifth, if subpoenaed by Congress, rather than testify against his boss, Hillary Clinton. 

Oh what a tangled web they weave when the practice to deceive.  While this whole deal may involve Classified Materials, that is the tip of an ugly iceberg involving the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton's Family Business.   It is becoming pretty obvious that the Clinton's were trading favorable treatment by the State Department for monies paid to Bill Clinton for speeches and donations to the Clinton Foundation.  This was all about Pay to Play and the foreign countries and others that donated millions to the Clinton Foundation and paid Bubba to speak for $200,000, or more dollars a speech, were well aware of the Scam. 

This is the reason Hilly erased thousands of "personal" emails that would have proved the Scam.  Why should anyone be surprised by any of this.  The Clinton's have always acted as though they are above the law.  This is same old same old only in this case, the Clinton's have become rich playing the game.  Obviously, Bubba and Hilly are no longer "dead broke". 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Black Lives Matter Movement - Bad For Blacks

The Black Lives Matter Movement is composed of anarchists, radical Socialists and Communists just trying to make trouble in America.   If these people really cared about Black Lives, they should be protesting in the streets related to Black on Black crime, which is horrendous in our country.   Far more Blacks are killed as result of Black crime than are killed in any police action in our country.   Yet, we don't hear many Black Leaders and certainly not the Left Wing Media, or the Poverty Pimps that live off the misery of the poor talking much about Black on Black Crime, even though the data is conclusive. 

The Black Lives Matter Movement is inspiring Cop Killers, as we see more Cops around the country being murdered in some cases by deranged Blacks and or Convicted Felons.   This is all very bad for Blacks in general because they are not speaking up in opposition to this Movement.   Many Blacks in the left wing media continue to defend the Black Lives Matter Movement no matter how many Cops are murdered.  This will cause a back lash against Blacks in general.   Violence will buy no sympathy for the Black Community, or the Civil Rights Movement. 

Look, All Lives Matter.  This Blogger certainly does not support Blacks, or anybody else, being killed in the course of a police action, except as a last resort.  If Blacks in America were smart, they would adopt the slogan that All Lives Matter, including those that die as a result of a police action, Cops being murdered, Blacks being murdered as a result of Black on Black Crime and anybody being murdered by criminals.  How about some Common Sense in America for a change, instead of divisive positioning that serves no purpose.