Month: March 2021
Why would Democratic lawmakers in Maryland want to pass the first-in-the-nation legislation that would limit police access to popular DNA genealogical databases that have been used in recent years to solve decades-old rape and homicide cases across the country?
Using DNA analysis from crime scenes, authorities have been able to identify suspects such as the “Golden State Killer,” who terrorized Californians in the 1970s and 1980s. The genetic samples came from relatives who submitted to genealogy-tracing companies such as GEDmatch and Family Tree DNA.
Why do they not want criminals apprehended and the public protected?
Why is the filibuster now racist?
Last year Democrats used it 317 times and Republicans once.
When did they discover it was racist?
Sounds like a case of “I was for it before I was against it,” depending on who was in office.
Why is no one talking about the diversion from the filibuster they are using?
Reconciliation is a process that generally can be used only once per fiscal year, according to the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974.
Majority Leader Schumer is maneuvering to pass a third bill this year using this.
You see, reconciliation is a procedure that sidesteps the filibuster and lets you ram through an agenda without the support of a single opposition member.
They have used this process twice this year, and now are talking a third.
“It is hugely irresponsible for Schumer to consider undermining the few remaining rules that might bring discipline to federal budgeting,” said Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the libertarian Cato Institute.
Why are they getting away with not allowing reporters at the border?
How can a free press that so condemned the last administration on the border accept not being allowed in to do their job and report on conditions?
How can they see the congressional pictures and videos and not demand access?
Why didn’t they report this Gallup Poll finding?
Over a quarter of the population from 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (120 million), would like to permanently move to another country.
42 million named the U.S. as the place they want to come.
Why do we talk often of lost values? Here’s one example from Gallup.
American membership in houses of worship dropped below 50% for the first time in the 83 years that Gallup has been asking the question.
In 2020, 47% of U.S. adults belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque — down from 73% in 1937, and 70% in 1999.
Now religions have contributed to the decline, but from 73% to 47% tells you a lot. Here’s a graph of the decline from Gallup.
Take note this holy week.
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a view of the presser
There are plenty of views on the first President Biden press conference. Some praising his grasp, some saying he was confused and lost. Here’s mine:
I thought he was coherent enough to get by.
He had clearly prepped much.
In fact you could see him reviewing his cards once when the door opened.
He avoided any pitfalls and can breathe easier today that he did so.
It was also the first time I ever saw a President have talking notes for issues.
It was the first time I saw a President read answers to some questions.
He avoided a potential catastrophe, but he did enough for people to wonder.
now for the press
Let’s start with the control over the press that was exhibited with no complaint.
Did you see people raising their hand and shouting?
No, they sat there sheepishly as the President looked over his pre determined chart on who to call.
Would this have flown a few years ago with a different President?
Did anyone challenge the President as they did the past one? (In fact, the first question at President Trump’s first press conference began with, “Mr. President, you lied to the American people, how can they ever believe you…”
Now Chuck Todd (MSNBC) said last night there were no negative questions yesterday because there is nothing negative to ask.
If you believe that, you must work in the press.
The tone of questions, the words used, the supporting nature of each all provided the President an easy walk.
I repeat again, we have lost a free, unbiased and open press. They have chosen sides, and that is bad for the nation’s future.
final thoughts on the presser
Readers here must have laughed at the President’s new goal of 200 million shots in the first 100 days.
The press praised his new goal, as if he accomplished something.
We have written numerous times, his original goal of 100 million was an example of failed leadership.
In fact, his new goal is low today. At worst it should be 2.25 million if not 2.5.
President Biden said “yes” when asked if the filibuster was a remnant of Jim Crow activirty.
Now that’s interesting since he was in office for 47 years and not only never said a word about it, but actually utilized it.
As Chuck Todd said, nothing to talk about here.
some other news to think about
You are aware of the drive to move everyone to electric vehicles.
Well, are you aware the drumbeat has begun to create a new tax based upon the miles you drive?
How would it work?
Drivers would report their mileage electronically, using a plug-in device in their cars or a smartphone app.
Each mile you drive becomes a tax.
Don’t worry, your taxes won’t go up, only the wealthy will pay! I bet your electric rates go up too!
I continue to be astonished how President Biden gets away with now saying he is taking on China.
He was part of Washington when the problem developed, festered and reached this point.
A year ago his famous “C’mon on man, China is going eat our lunch?” comment was made. He didn’t recognize it then.
Last I heard his son was still getting paid by a Chinese company.
Yet, yesterday he sounded the alarm about China and our children’s future.
Did he get any questions about it? No.
Wouldn’t a legitimate question be – Mr President when in the last year did you realize China was real threat to the U.S.?
How about this story, not worth asking a question on it?
The Biden administration claims to be upholding the Trump-era pressure campaign on Iran, but there are clear signs sanctions are crumbling as China dramatically increases its purchases of embargoed Iranian crude oil. A tripling of Chinese purchases since President Biden took office has given Tehran a financial lifeline and new leverage to fend off outside pressure, complicating the administration’s hope for a quick revival of the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal that President Trump repudiated.
Remember the press and left uproar a few weeks back when Texas and Mississippi relaxed their mask mandate and opened their states?
They were all over the news on their callousness and disregard for health.
Did you hear this now?
Mississippi cases are down and trending lower.
Texas reported yesterday that the state has not witnessed a surge in new cases, and in fact, infections continue to decline statewide.
Meanwhile the past left hero Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in more trouble.
The latest report :
“As the coronavirus pandemic swept through New York early last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration arranged for his family members and other well-connected figures to have special access to state-administered coronavirus tests, dispatching a top state doctor and other state health officials to their homes, according to three people with direct knowledge of the effort.“
This was the Governor who said, “My Mother’s Life matters and your Mother’s life matters.”
I guess his did a little more, as he got her tested and said he would not place her in any nursing home that he sent covid patients too.
But don’t worry. The NY Polls still show people want him to stay in office and he still plans to run for reelection.
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in the news and ON MY MIND
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has been chiding the Biden administration to appoint more Asian Americans to the Cabinet. Yesterday in a call she was reminded that VP Harris is of South Asian American heritage.
Her immediate reaction was saying that was “incredibly insulting.”
Okay, I get that. What was her next reaction?
She vowed to reject any nominee who is white and straight.
Explain that one to me.
Remember all the noise about the Post Office around election time?
Well yesterday they reported their 14th consecutive month of losing money. In fact, their fiscal year loss is now $9.2 billion dollars.
Now if this were a private business, what would happen?
As a government organization, though, we just funnel more money to them.
Now ask yourself, do you foresee using the postal system more or less as time passes?
Are you going to mail more payments or do it online?
How come the other package delivery companies make money?
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has put forward a plan to overhaul the agency and avoid more than $100 billion in projected losses over the next decade.
The Democrats want him replaced.
Isn’t this interesting in light of the border issues? (From Washington Times)
When Donald Trump proposed a wall during the 2016 campaign, it cleaved the country, with supporters and opponents about evenly divided.
While Mr. Trump was carrying out those plans as president, support slipped, with 55% opposed, according to a 2019 survey from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
The Senate Opportunity Fund’s polling now shows 38% opposed and 53% in support of the wall.
I wonder why.
Wait now, explain this again.
We have said over and over that “taxing the top 1% will soon seep down” to you. Well here’s the latest clarification of the new tax plan. It was down to $400,000 per person right?
Well now its changed again.
Mr. Biden is already breaking his pledge because a person earning over $200,000 per year married to someone making the same amount would see tax increases.
If they don’t take away deductions from the high earners, you will pay more – guaranteed.
Here’s an interesting analysis on why President Biden is moving so quickly:
Four things are pushing Biden to jam through what could amount to a $5 trillion-plus overhaul of America, and vast changes to voting, immigration and inequality.
1. He has full party control of Congress, and a short window to go big.
2. He has party activists egging him on.
3. He has strong gathering economic winds at his back.
4. And he’s popular in polls.
If you followed what President Obama said his mistake was, it was not moving quickly in year one, because he lost the congress in the mid terms.
Why hasn’t this happened? They lied under oath!
Sen. Charles E. Grassley is demanding justice against several individuals who lied to the Senate Judiciary Committee over allegations against Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh during his confirmation in 2018.
The Iowa Republican sent a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray asking for an update on four people who came forward with false allegations about Justice Kavanaugh when the committee was looking into a different allegation from Christine Blasey Ford.
Mr. Grassley said it’s “the responsibility of the Justice Department and FBI to hold those who mislead and obstruct Congress accountable for their criminal behavior,” and demanded to hear back by April 6.
He’s made similar requests in the past, but has not had a response.
Make the U.S. like California. All Electric vehicles by 2035?
California’s senators are urging President Biden to hasten the country’s transition away from fossil fuels by phasing out gasoline-powered vehicles.
Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla sent a letter to the White House on Monday requesting stronger federal action on climate change.
Someone needs to explain to me how we can be all electric cars by 2035 (as California has mandated).
If you take a long trip how do you charge your battery? How long will that take?
How do people living in the city and parking on streets charge their cars?
Is the electric grid going to be able to do this?
Yet, its full steam — er electric — ahead.
Just some of the things I am wondering about this AM.
have a great day. cancel the cancel culture.
the news this am – as we reviewed
With the official start of March Madness, let me close this week by reviewing headlines in the news this morning that go back to issues we discussed.
first – the china talks
The talks began yesterday and as long as it wasn’t for show, the Biden administration adopted the tougher stance of the last administration as Antony Blinken fought back against China’s lead diplomat Yang Jiechi. In fact, they went at it.
Now we think it certainly is long overdue that U.S. leadership (outside of President Trump), got the message on China, and are happy to see this.
But, we are left with this lingering question.
President Biden was in Washington for 47 years while this developed under his nose. A year ago he was still down playing China with his now famous, “C’mon man, China is going to eat our lunch?”
I ask again.
If it was created under his watch, he didn’t see it for 47 years, he’s the solution today?
second – the vaccine
Yesterday they celebrated the “achievement” of the promised 100 million doses in the first 100 days. The media touted it too.
I am going to say this again. The President should be embarrassed and the media is disgracing itself.
If all you want is to celebrate ridiculous goals, then celebrate.
For me, goals are reaches for the stars. Something you drive people to achieve because it changes the game.
100 Million in 100 days would have been a failure for the United States.
On inauguration day we vaccinated 1.2 million people. That’s 120 million over 100 days. Did President Biden and the media want to slow down?
At the time we were still ramping up on the new vaccines. The second had just been approved. Who thought we were going to do less?
A real leader and a real media doing its job would have set the goal I have mentioned – 200 Million in 100 days.
When you achieve your 100 day “goal” in 58 days, you are a poor goal setter and leader and did not drive the maximum outcome possible.
As further proof that 200 Million was the right goal consider this:
We are now averaging 2.2 million per day and did 2.5 million yesterday.
Run those numbers.
We did 100 Million in 58 days.
We average 2.4 for the 42 days left. That’s 100 million more.
A 200 Million goal was leadership.
What we are celebrating as leadership is failure to imagine motivate and challenge.
third – the border
Yesterday I watched the exchange between Dr. Fauci and Senator (Dr.) Paul.
The Senator challenged masks and why Dr. Fauci is vaccinated and telling people to wear double masks.
Dr. Fauci defended his position and said this administration wanted safety.
Okay, two different views, you can choose a side.
Then I saw the DHS Secretary interviewed on the border crisis he called a challenge.
He was asked if people with Covid have been released from custody.
His answer, “yes.” Wait, what?
In this administration we placed people on buses and transported them into our society? “Yes.”
Why would the vaccine and double mask administration do that?
Well, he said, “the law” does not allow us to hold them beyond a certain time.
Think about that from two perspectives:
You spend trillions of our children’s future dollars to protect us today from the virus and you release people with the “highly contagious” virus into society.
Then think about our leadership. Speaker Pelosi and Senate Leader Schumer seem to move awfully fast to change what they want. They can’t change the rule on releasing ill and contagious into society?
Third, Mr Executive Order President, is your pen dry?
Where is the free and non biased press?
the new cuomo poll
A Quinnipiac Poll out this morning says by 49-43% of New Yorkers do not want Cuomo to resign. Do not.
Which raises the questions.
If you are a Democrat in a blue state with a media who loved and praised you:
How many seniors have to die and how many woman do you have to abuse to have a majority realize what is really going on?
Yesterday the House passed two immigration proposals that provided 11 million undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship.
All House Democrats voted in favor of the proposals and nine Republicans joined them. The proposals will now go to the Senate.
My thoughts are these:
First, there are far more than 11 million, as we will find out when it passes.
Second, I go back to what is fair and I offer this idea again:
Why do we reward those who broke the law as opposed to those who followed the rules?
Why can’t we tell those who are here illegally to register with the government and go on the list of those applying for citizenship. They go on as of the date they register, no line skipping.
In the interim they can stay on two conditions.
They obey our laws and do not commit crimes.
They pay taxes and contribute to society.
Then when their number comes up, after those legally on the list, they can submit citizenship papers.
Why do we insist on rewarding illegal behavior?
Xavier Becerra, the former California attorney general and congressman, was confirmed on Thursday to serve as Health and Human Services secretary. Remember the name because he has a far left agenda, and I guarantee you he is going to make noise.
The Senate narrowly confirmed him, 50-49.
Did you know that Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) was the Republican who jumped sides to support his nomination?
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Cancel the cancel culture.
I can’t understand or explain
Why you would not want our border secure.
What is the reason not to protect our country?
What country leaves its borders open?
Why is there even an argument?
Why would we have the funds for a wall that was working and stop it?
Why would you leave a wall unconnected as if it has open doors?
Then, why do you refuse to call it what it is – a crisis?
Why do you, who promised to be the most open administration ever, not allow reporters in to see and report?
Even that mean man Donald Trump allowed that.
How could you be encouraging kids to come alone?
Some not even ten years old?
Is it a gimmick or trick?
Let the kids in and use family migration to allow all relatives?
And no testing for the virus? This administration – no testing?
Where’s the science for that?
How can 70+% of Americans be for border control and 62% say President Biden is doing a good job?
I just don’t get it. Do people know what is going on?
I don’t understand the immediate desire to make all things racial.
We get the alert about the Atlanta shootings and immediately it’s racial.
I watch the story and see the shootings are at massage parlors.
My immediate thoughts were:
I bet this has something to do with sex.
A religious zealot maybe?
A dissatisfied employee or customer?
Not the media.
They ran to racial, despite all victims were not Asian.
And then Democrats in congress knew who to blame. Donald Trump.
Donald Trump? Yes they did, out loud.
I can’t understand it.
What is wrong with these self proclaimed “enlightened and smart” people?
Doesn’t seem they are either to me.
Then consider this.
Yesterday Senator Warren called the Filibuster “racist.”
Here’s her direct quote:
“The filibuster has deep roots in racism, and it should not be permitted to serve that function, or to create a veto for the minority. In a democracy, it’s majority rules.”
Now if Donald Trump were trying to get rid of the filibuster it would be racist in another way. He would be denying minority rights.
If you ever want a case study of political hypocrisy just look at the senate’s leanings on the filibuster, depending on whose in office.
They change like the wind.
How much and how many times can the people be fooled and just reelect them?
Yesterday President Biden said:
“Anybody making more than $400,000 will see a small to a significant tax increase,” in federal tax.
Okay, like we said yesterday, the tax rate doesn’t matter, the deductions do.
Let’s see you really do that.
Are all his big tech and Hollywood supporters going to pay more taxes?
Count me a skeptic on that, but count me in on people believing it.
I don’t get why people are so docile about the U.S. moving on a track to lose energy independence.
Didn’t they see the advantage of being so, for the first time in almost 60 years?
Why is the climate better if the gas they put in their car is foreign oil and costs more?
Why is it better that prices go up, fellow Americans lose jobs, the money goes overseas and we have a gun to our heads?
Why is the media not covering rising gas prices like they do under Republicans?
Why are people so naive and easily fooled?
Why did the Media tell us over and over that the intelligence report said Russia tried to interfere in the 2020 election, and not tell us that Iran did too?
Is it because the Russians were supposedly supporting one candidate and the Iranians the other?
How is it possible that 43% of New Yorkers say they approve of Governor Cuomo?
You mean the nursing home deaths and the sexual charges don’t matter because he is a Democrat?
Is it really blackface, dead seniors and abused women are okay as long as you’re in the right party?
Are people that dense?
I can’t understand why the coverage was almost non existent of the Washington Post admission the story of what they reported Donald Trump said in Georgia was wrong, as the tape was released.
Pelosi and team used those false quotes in impeachment number two.
I guess you can add that to the Russian Collusion that wasn’t and other stories that a majority still believe was true because the media repeated them over and over and the retraction was never heard.
Are people that misinformed?
Let me close with this frustration. We heard over and over how bad Republican Governors were over their handling of the Covid.
How could they not close their state like Cuomo and Newsom?
Well it turns out the death rates were no different and their economies emerged far different.
Well here’s another outcome. Unemployment numbers.
When you view this, think about what the country thinks because of the media has told them.
Have a great day. cancel the cancel culture.
“pay their fair share”
I hear the drumbeat underway to now turn to infrastructure and the need to raise revenues to pay for it and all the stimulus dollars handed out. Hear it?
Boom, Boom, Boom.
Thus, the next thing you will hear from the leaders of raising taxes is “its about the wealthy paying their fair share.”
Boom, Boom, Boom.
Before we get into the real issue, consider these actual facts:
The top 1% (one per-cent) currently pay 38.5% of the U.S. income tax.
The top 10% paid 70% of all federal income tax.
The top 25% of earners pay 87% of all federal taxes.
The top 50% pay 97% of all federal taxes.
That leaves the remaining 50%. They pay 3% of all federal taxes.
Okay, absorb that for a second while you hear the drumbeat:
Boom, Boom, Boom
The top 10% of earners in the nation pay 70% of all federal taxes paid.
The top 50% pay 97% of all federal taxes.
The remaining 50% of taxpayers pay 3%.
Got that right?
Now answer this question:
So when they say fair share what do they mean?
What is the fair share anyone should pay in taxes?
I hear the President and Schumer say “the wealthy must pay their fair share,” but the media never asks what is that number.
Do you know what it is? I don’t.
Boom, Boom, Boom
The argument you will hear from the left over and over in the months ahead is the high earners do not pay enough.
You will hear that Warren Buffet’s secretary pays a higher rate than he does.
Immediately that rankles the mind. What?
How can that be?
Then you understand.
His federal income tax rate is higher, but what lowers that rate is that he pays capital gains on his investments at 20%.
Capital gains are taxes on money he already earned, paid taxes on and invested.
His capital gains lower his overall rate because 20% is lower than his federal tax rate.
So he pays a higher rate on income, but why bother with facts when we can fool people and rile them up?
And by the way, it means he pays his secretary very well, because she is part of the 50% carrying the other 50%.
Boom, Boom, Boom
That brings me to the real issue.
There will be a demand to raise the rates on the rich.
The media will love it. Democrats are for you. (I assume they mean the 50% paying 3% of the bill.)
They will raise the income tax rate on those paying.
They will discuss raising the capital gains, calling the 20 or 28% unfair.
Totally disregarding that taxes were paid when you earned the money and you invested in the future. You see, saving is bad.
They may even want 40% of the gains. It will sound great to the media.
Ask yourself if they do that what happens to the stock market, where IRAs, 401ks and pensions are invested. So it will be smoke and mirrors.
Boom, Boom, Boom.
But you say the government will get more money.
Wrong, I say.
You know why?
It’s not the rate you have on a chart that matters.
You can vote any rate you want.
It’s the deductions that they take that matters.
As long as they can meet with their accountants and lawyers and take the deductions you can raise the rate, but you aren’t driving federal income.
You want to raise revenue?
Try leaving the rates and taking away deductions.
In fact, if you reverse the Trump limit on state tax reductions, you will actually be helping the higher wage earners gain more deductions!
This whole thing is a sham.
Fool the uninformed again.
Make them think they are on their side, while protecting their campaign donors.
Then, when revenue is not enough for all their spending, they will raise rates on everyone.
It’s that simple.
Boom. Boom, Boom.
Yesterday we closed with the Peter and Paul story and taking from one to give to another.
Our federal tax rate is an example of that.
50% of federal tax payers pay 97% today.
Who is getting the benefit of the programs that supports?
I would think the 50% who pay 3% of the tax bill are the beneficiary.
So back to the question.
What is the fair share they say is fair?
When does the government rein in spending?
When does Paul support Paul with some help from Peter?
In the meantime — hear the drumbeat:
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM
have a great day. cancel the cancel culture.
Wondering OUT LOUD
Yesterday I saw that President Biden’s approval rating was at 52%. It got me thinking about what people were judging the administration on.
Was it because he was not Donald Trump?
Was it because he was a Democrat?
Was it the money he was giving away?
Trump gave away money and he had trouble getting to 45% at any point in his four years.
What is it? So I decided to take a closer look at things since January 20th.
Is it the vaccine? I know the administration has taken credit for it, but surely people know it was the warp speed program of the last administration that created them.
Did they believe it when Biden said there was no vaccine?
How could that be possible?
They saw him, his wife and VP get vaccinated on live TV before the inauguration.
Do they think that there was no plan for distribution?
I looked at the chart below, and as rollout ramped up in early January we were over a million a day by the time of administration change. At that point we all expected an increased rate, didn’t we? Why wouldn’t we?
Now the President set a goal of 100 million vaccines in 100 days. Looking at this chart, would you as the leader accept that? If you did you are no leader.
I can tell you I would tell my team 200 million is the goal.
Are people that fooled by the slogan 100 in 100 days?
If the President worked for me (and I guess in a way he does), I would say “you need leadership and goal training.” I would share an old saying that said:
The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
They certainly didn’t here, yet he told people he exceeded the goal, and they applauded.
Where was the media to …. oh yea, right, the media, they let it slide.
Okay, maybe it wasn’t the vaccine, then what?
The border management?
Let’s see, he took a secured border and created first (using their words) a challenge, then a problem, and now a big problem. Some of us think it might be a crisis, but by all accounts it is messed up.
Is that leadership?
Maybe the leadership is to tell the people not that the border was secure but that it was broken, and this is all because of that.
Do people believe that line and lie? Are they that gullible? No wonder these phone scams are so successful.
It can’t be, after all the press — oh yea, the press won’t tell them.
Maybe they liked those Executive Orders to remove all Trump did. After all it does rid us of Trump policies and the media likes that.
After all, think all the good we did by rejoining the Paris Accord.
Does it improve our environmental standing? Well no, we were exceeding the agreement goals.
Did it drive China and India to improve theirs? Well no, they are exempt even though they are larger polluters in China.
Well then, what?
Oh, maybe they like the idea we are funding the world to do nothing again. After all, we have plenty of excess funds. It’s not like we are borrowing from our children’s future.
Okay, let me try China.
Maybe they like the way the President is handling China. Now which one do they like?
The candidate who said “China is going to eat our lunch, C’mon on man.”. Or, maybe its the recent, we better act or “China is gonna eat our lunch.”
I don’t know.
The media is not covering it. Too much Hunter danger there.
I don’t know, then it must be the stimulus money.
Now the former President wanted $2,000 per person, and we got $600 then and $1,400 now. So together we got another $2,000.
Then we added all this extra funding for things that had nothing to do with the virus. In fact, I heard it whispered only 10% of the $1.9 trillion went against Covid. Can that be?
I don’t know, the MSM never reported on it.
So let me understand this, what makes a great President these days?
We borrow from your kids and their kids to pay later so you can live better now?
I thought America was about sacrifice and saving to make tomorrow better for our kids.
When did that change?
Well maybe the people don’t realize what is happening, but how can that be, unless the media is not telling them the whole story.
Can the media be biased?
Did values really change? Well ask yourself this question. What chance would an old time politician have who said:
“This is the United States of America. Here you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, get a job and provide for your family. You create a better tomorrow by your ingenuity, drive and willingness to work for it. Don’t look for a handout, look for place to use your hands, to drive your future.”
I guess that’s the way it was.
We grew soft.
We want a guaranteed income to stay home.
We want more funds for more kids because we are a single family household. We won’t reward you for working and saving, we’ll tax you to support the rest.
Is this our future?
Well as they say, when you take from Peter to pay Paul two things happen.
Peter loses incentive and you end up with more Paul’s.
When you have more Paul’s the end of your society is near.
The press won’t tell you that or cover fairly those who would.
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reacting to the news
So, some Democratic leaders are all over Gov. Cuomo to resign.
First, everyone is entitled to a fair hearing and investigation. That should be done.
Second, I am wondering if they want him to resign now over sexual charges and get him out, in that way there is no investigation of the nursing home scandal and deaths.
The former will pass with the public, the latter, for the leader they said was the example, could hurt.
What do you think?
Did you hear the Democratic talking points on the border on the Sunday shows?
“They inherited a broken system and it will take time to fix.”
My first reaction was, who believes that?
Then the reality that none of the hosts pushed back. The same hosts that pushed back on the previous administration every week.
Well here’s my opinion:
The border was under control and you broke it.
It was fixed with no help from congress, just smart leadership.
Last week you said it wasn’t a crisis. This weekend you called in FEMA.
Isn’t FEMA the disaster crisis organization?
The press didn’t call you on any of this. The press is the problem.
The story out of Bloomberg, based upon an interview with Janet Yellen, is tax hikes are coming.
Oh, you mean we have to pay the bills?
Now they will tell you “we are going to tax the wealthy.” Many Americans will believe them – again.
You see they always start at “the wealthy” and then discover they need more.
The original income tax was going to be 1% and anyone saying “someday it could be 10%” was ridiculed as ridiculous.
Don’t forget this too. When they raise corporate taxes, they don’t tell that results in price increases, and you pay the bill. The press won’t tell you either.
Now think about this too.
We just gave out a $1.9 Trillion Dollar Stimulus to drive the economy.
Do increased taxes stimulate or stall the economy?
Included in those state grants as part of the stimulus was a requirement the states cannot cut taxes.
Think about that long and hard.
You cannot cut taxes even if your budget is balanced, or you have a surplus.
Follow that logic now.
You must spend the money.
So we create more spending programs.
What do you think will happen in 18 months when the additional stimulus dollars are no longer there?
Budget shortfalls. Solution, raise taxes.
Here’s a thought. How come we never start with how to reduce spending on a budget trillions out of balance?
You mean there’s no programs we can reduce, cut or eliminate? It’s only more spending? There’s no waste or mismanagement?
As Maggie Thatcher said, “sooner or later you run out of other people’s money.”
Nancy Pelosi’s reaction to Republican criticism of the additional spending and no tax cut provision was this:
“I don’t see them turning down the money.”
Meaning the states are taking it. Many will echo her profound words.
Well here’s mine:
Speaker, they know if they turn it down you will transfer it and spend more in the free spending blue states.
They know their state citizens will face the same tax increases as others for the spending. Their rates will go up just as much. You see, if they turn it down, it doesn’t give them a break.
We’re all not fooled.
The press covered her arrogant words. Did they tell you the whole story?
The press is the problem.
While on the fooling part, how many people are President Biden and his spokesperson fooling with his comments on no vaccine or plan when he came into office?
That is so ingenuous that it is hard to even write. But I am guessing he will fool 50% of us and the press will allow him to make the claim.
Mr President, when you said 100 million vaccines in your first 100 days, didn’t you know we were up to average a million a day at your inauguration?
Didn’t you know the U.S. had already contracted for double that amount?
Is your leadership claim really just keeping the pace?
You know, in my opinion, if you set a goal for 100 days that you were able to do in 60 days, you set the bar too low. You should examine your goal setting with your team. We can do better.
Marco Rubio was interesting this weekend. He backed the movement of unionization at the Amazon plant in Alabama.
Wait, I thought Republican conservatives were right to work and Democrats were the union guys.
Here’s what Rubio said:
“Here’s my standard: When the conflict is between working Americans and a company whose leadership has decided to wage culture war against working-class values, the choice is easy — I support the workers.”
Then, referring to Amazon and techs in general support for the left, he said:
“The problem is that when it comes to tax cuts, then they want our help. When it comes to, Oh, they’re trying to unionize us, so we might have to pay workers more, then they want our help. If you have a union problem, if you think the taxes for corporations like yours — the biggest in the world — are too high, why don’t you get your woke liberal, leftist friends and have them help you?”
Now that was interesting. Did you hear it on the air or read it in the press?
have a great week. cancel the cancel culture.
interesting things today
Today is Day 50 of President Biden’s presidency.
Once he signs the latest stimulus bill into law, Washington will have spent more than $5 trillion in less than a year on this virus.
This is far more than we have spent in any past crises.
As the country opens more and more does anyone find it odd that LA schools are still closed? What happened to “follow the science?”
Speaking of Covid, how about the book publisher announcing no more printings of Gov. Cuomo’s book on leadership during the crisis? If you bought a book, you were duped. The heroes on each coast are being exposed, but don’t worry, the press is now telling us again how Republican Governors are wrong.
Here’s a cartoon from Fillmore (that Gannett cancelled) on the book:
Here’s a question someone asked about NY’s Lt. Governor:
Has any reporter asked what she knew about the cover up of 15K nursing home deaths? What she thought about the 3/25 EO? Anyone ask her if she’s ever witnessed the sex misconduct & bullying that’s been alleged by so many in recent weeks? Would seem pertinent, no?
Yes I think it would, but why expect the press to be aggressive here?
By the way, the third of the Covid hero Governors, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, is facing increased scrutiny over a policy that may have contributed to increased nursing home deaths related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Imagine that. There will be more news on this as we go forward.
It was announced that The National Guard will extend its mission at the U.S. Capitol into May. Why is the question?
Besides the cost, the appearance of a military state, and a talking point for Pelosi, why is this continuing?
Did you see that Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri said he won’t be running for re-election in 2022?
He is the fifth announced Republican not running. No Democrats have said they will not run.
In a 50/50 senate this could be very significant.
Former President Trump reacted to Blunt’s announcement:
“He [Sen Roy Blunt] was one of the first people who came to my defense against the Impeachment Hoax #2 (IH-2), and it was greatly appreciated by me. Congratulations to the entire Blunt family, and to Roy on a wonderful career!”
Notice how his opening comments is about himself. That was and remains a Trump problem. He always makes it about him.
Here’s a second example.
The decision was made that President Biden will not sign the stimulus checks that he will approve today. Remember how Trump made it is an issue to put his name on them?
It goes back for me, to Trump policies yes, but Trump personality no.
On those polices, don’t we miss them already? Two examples front and center:
The border is not a “challenge”, it is a mess. This administration broke it and the press is failing to tell the story.
The price of gasoline is rising, and will continue going up as long as we have the current policies. Why would we ever risk giving up energy independence?
You may seen the story of the death of Roger Mudd. You may remember it was Mudd’s 1979 interview of Senator Edward Kennedy that derailed his run for president. Mudd asked him: “Why do you want to be president?”
Kennedy stumbled for an answer and never recovered. (Some may think it was the Chappaquiddick accident and death of a young lady, but it wasn’t. Kennedy a Democrat was forgiven). Mudd’s question did it.
Now I wonder if today Mudd would have a job. Why you ask?
He was a distant relative of Dr. Samuel Mudd, arrested for treating an injured John Wilkes Booth after President Lincoln’s assassination.
have a great day and cancel the cancel culture.
monday morning: Issue 1 – Cuomo
Life is so different when it’s you and not me.
With five woman now speaking out about sexual abuse the Governor of NY said: “I’m not going to resign because of allegations.” In fact he said it was “anti-democratic, and a violation of the due process clause of the Constitution. There is no way I resign.”
Funny he spoke so differently when there was far less direct evidence against others.
Why is that Governor?
In fact, the difference between your charges and Judge Kavanaugh is that all five of these woman worked for you. They were your supporters and team.
In Kavanaugh’s case there was no connection between them, the claimants only “witness” said it wasn’t true. The other two who brought charges were proven to be made up.
I guess the rules for thee are not for me.
And by the way, this is no way replaces another real crime, the nursing home deaths.
The New York Post poll on Friday said 45% of New Yorkers would vote for Cuomo for reelection. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. In fact, in NYC two years ago the Governor got 80% of the vote.
Now that 45% is at the height of this scandal and mess, against an unknown opponent. In two years, against a known Republican, don’t be surprised at the outcome.
One more thing you should remember about the 2022 race. If Cuomo decides not to run, you know who will? NYC Mayor Deblasio.
He cannot run for reelection as Mayor (term limits). He ran for President last year, Governor is a no brainer.
Can he win? Is he a Democrat in NY?
MONDAY MORNING: ISSUE 2 – The media
Let’s see, the media talks up President Biden’s $300 unemployment boost. Okay, but answer this:
If President Trump were doing this today what would the message be?
I would think the media would be saying (loudly) that the new deal is a cut from the previous President’s $400 per week. In fact, the talk would be how this new plan is taking $400 per month out of Americans’ pockets. How can people buy food and pay rent with less money?
MONDAY MORNING: ISSUE 3 – THE MEDIA Part ii
Here’s some stats (from Axios) on media coverage of the old and new administrations:
Nearly halfway through President Biden’s first 100 days (today is Day 47!).
- Three times as many news stories were written about President Trump in February of 2017 than about Biden this past month.
- Biden was discussed on cable news for 1,836 minutes last month, according to the Stanford Cable TV News Analyzer. In February of Trump’s first year, he commanded 4,669 minutes. Just a 2,833 minute difference in a short month!
- Nearly every big news site saw traffic decline in February, with politics dropping most.
So no press conferences, no SOTU, no negative news. The world has changed.
MONDAY MORNING: ISSUE 4 – joe Manchin
We’ve been outspoken that Senator Manchin talks a good game but he is never the one ala a Collins, Murkowski or Romney.
Well it happened again in the 50 – 49 Stimulus Vote.
Remember when he said he would not support such a huge spending bill?
Well he did.
His claim to fame on it was he got unemployment down from $400 to $300.
Now’s he talking again:
He’s going to “insist” Republicans have more of a voice on President Biden’s next big package than they did on the COVID stimulus. (Just like this package.)
He said he will “block” Biden’s next big package — $2 trillion to $4 trillion for climate and infrastructure — if Republicans aren’t included. (Sure he will, if there are 51 or more votes.)
Then he said “he’ll push for tax hikes” to pay for Biden’s upcoming infrastructure and climate proposal. This can be as much as $4 trillion dollars. No problem, he said ,”as long as it’s paid for with tax increases.” (I’m sure he’ll get Republican support for tax hikes, aren’t you?)
He also talked up an array of tax increases, including raising the corporate tax rate from the current 21% corporate tax and repealing “a lot of” the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy. (How many Republicans do you see supporting that?)
My gut is that West Virginians are discovering Joe Manchin and he will be in trouble next reelection time, but then again that is not until 2024.
monday Morning: issue 5 – MINNEAPOLIS
Buckle up for non stop coverage of how bad a people we are. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd begins today with jury selection. Make no mistake, Chauvin deserves what he gets. At the same time, four officers were shot in NY over the past few days. Did you hear about that? Do their lives matter?
have a great week. cancel the cancel culture.
Andrew Cuomo is still top news, but he is also still the Governor.
Why is the news leaking out now, drip by drip? Answer:
As the fear factor falls, critics and whistleblowers are emboldened. There’s a lot of dirty laundry that people were previously afraid to share. More to come for sure. But, he is a Democrat, in NY, and will survive.
The Border crisis deepens.
People are dying and virus cases found, why is the story not front and center on every newscast? Answer: See who is President and what party is in control.
The news media is the problem.
Now, why aren’t Republican leaders and politicians rushing to immigration detention centers, like what the Democrats did to complain about treatment of children and families? Remember the false stories and charges? This is real.
When is a border crisis only a “challenge?”
When we change administrations in the way the media likes is the answer.
How come the Democrats always stick together and the Republicans can’t?
Yesterday the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted to advance the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland to head the Interior Department. They avoided a deadlock after Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, crossed party lines to support President Biden’s pick. The vote 11-9.
Do you remember when it went the other way? Is that good party discipline for the Democrats or is that dangerous for the nation?
Read this CBO (Congressional Budget Office) report on an issue we talked about this week a few times. The bill we are passing to your children and grandchildren.
The government has opened the spending spigot over the last year to deal with the coronavirus crisis — but the Congressional Budget Office says unless something changes, Uncle Sam’s freewheeling ways will last long after the pandemic is over.
In a long-term budget report Thursday, the analysts at the government’s official scorekeeper said that by the middle of this century, federal spending will top 30% of gross domestic product, a rate the U.S. has never sustained before.
But taxes won’t keep pace, and 41 cents of every $1 spent will be borrowed in 2050, the CBO said. Debt also will reach deep into unprecedented territory, reaching more than twice the size of GDP, unless something changes.
Interest payments alone will total $61 trillion over the next 30 years and by 2051 will eat up nearly half of federal revenue. As borrowing intensifies, government debt held by the public will be more than twice the size of the economy as measured by GDP.
And persistent high debt brings “significant risks” to the country, CBO said.
“It would increase the risk of a fiscal crisis — that is, a situation in which investors lose confidence in the U.S. government’s ability to service and repay its debt, causing interest rates to increase abruptly, inflation to spiral upward, or other disruptions.”
Did you see this covered in the media? The press is the problem.
On the virus, the same people who told us Cuomo, Newsom and Whitmer were the heroes and DeSantis, Abbott and Noem were the problem, and were proven wrong, are now telling us again those latter governors are the problem by opening up. Guess what? The media is listening again and supporting them.
Do they ever step back and try to be fair? I guess not. If you can fool the people for your cause, why not keep doing it?
With that in mind here’s a cartoon to close out the week:
have a great weekend. cancel the cancel culture.
new york’s governor:
Andrew Cuomo will not resign, I can promise you that, and why should he? Look at Va. Governor Northham.
In the world of cancel culture, the Virginia Democratic Governor survived black face – even after first denying it.
So why should Cuomo resign?
He won’t be impeached for the nursing home deaths or sexual encounters.
He said yesterday:
“I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable. It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it. I feel awful about it and frankly, I’m embarrassed by it, and that’s not easy to say. But that’s the truth.”
He now understands that asking someone to play “strip poker”, or kissing them on the lips, or touching their back and faces, as you saw, was wrong. Aren’t we lucky he now understands. He won an Emmy before he understood. He wrote a book on how to act and manage before he understood.
Think of what he can do now.
Some of us have long understood he was an arrogant, self centered individual.
Having said that, let me ask this. In the blue state NY, are you sure he can’t win again?
the cancel culture vultures:
Gannett newspapers across the country cancelled the conservative cartoon Mallard Fillmore; after all, a conservative view.
They did so over two strips critical of President Biden and transgender participation in women’s sports.
The first cartoon depicted President Biden musing:
“For too long, segregation sullied women’s sports … They were restricted to women! Thank goodness those dark days are over.”
In the second President Biden says:
“I hear what you, the American people, want me to do … kill fossil-fuel jobs … devalue Americans’ labor … and help more transgender athletes beat the *@!# out of biological females.”
That folks will get you cancelled in this era. Think of the Trump cartoons, ever hear of anyone getting cancelled then?
How is cancel doing?
Books by Dr. Seuss occupied nine of the top-10 sales positions on Amazon as of Wednesday afternoon.
This follows 48 hours of discord for the late author following a public determination that some of his material was “racist.”
The top five books on Amazon: No. 1 were “The Cat in the Hat,” followed by “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and the “Dr. Seuss Beginner Book Collection.”
Crazy? I agree. Will we vote for change in 2022?
Well the Democrats (unanimously) passed H.R. 1 (as in number one) yesterday to make 2020 voting rules the norm. That means mailing out ballots, etc. No Republican supported this. They say you need to show ID to vote.
It goes to the senate now.
Your vote counts.
the border is in chaos:
Well, I said chaos.
The administration said it is a “challenge”.
Whatever you call it, can someone please report the facts?
In 2016, 17 and 18, the Democrats refused to work with President Trump on any solution. He did it alone and got support from the Mexican President. It was under control.
As part of his executive order signing President Biden created this “challenge” and mess.
You know that accident that killed so many in the van? You know how they got across the border? They used a hole in the wall. You know, the wall we stopped building because it was bad? Well people have now died because of it.
The left has always been free with things like “Bush lied, people died.” Well people are dying here. Is it now, Biden created a challenge and people perished?
Why the silence?
And while on that subject, we are so concerned with masks and stopping the virus spread, right?
How come 6% crossing are testing positive and yet released into the country? Hello!
By the way, where did those coming to cross the border get the Biden shirts?
Here’s where the $1.9 Trillion goes to states
Remember we told you the formula was based upon unemployment, so the states that closed are rewarded and those that kept businesses going are losers?
Well here’s the chart from “The Committee To Unleash Prosperity.”
SOME RATING NEWS
Former PresidentDonald Trump’s speech at CPAC pulled in the network’s highest ratings ever for a Sunday — 5.7 million people tuned in.
Fox News again won the cable competition last week.
They were No. 1 in both the daytime and nighttime hours.
Fox News prime-time audience of 2.5 million viewers, was followed by MSNBC with 1.9 million, CNN (1.2 million), ESPN (1.1 million) and HGTV (1 million).
have a great day. cancel the cancel culture.
I was wondering, with Texas and Mississippi open completely, joining Iowa and Montana who have already released mask requirements, added to Massachusetts who have eliminated restaurant capacities, plus South Carolina allowing gatherings of up to 250 people, why do others like California still has schools closed?
Is there any connection between all those other than the six opening have Governors of the same party and California a Democrat?
I was wondering as I heard the left media saying that the states opening are moving way too fast and wrong. I was wondering, since these were the same people telling me that Cuomo and Newsom were right, while DeSantis and Abbott were wrong, if maybe they are wrong again.
Was Cuomo, the hero and book writer, right and DeSantis wrong?
How come NY had the highest death rate in the nation?
I was wondering if the stories coming out of Michigan that the Governor there is covering up nursing home deaths, too, is true. The stories say she followed the Cuomo lead and model. Did she?
We need to know. After all she was hero three (with Cuomo and Newsom).
I was wondering how come the Golden Globes ratings were down so much. Viewership was 6.9 million people this year, compared to 18.3 million in 2020. (Just for the record they had 18.6 million in 2019 and 19 million in 2018.)
So why was it down? The left said it was because of the Covid.
Oh. Let me understand, people are stuck at home and that’s why the TV rating was down? I see.
I think there may be another reason, you?
I was wondering when I read that Volvo said it would be 100% electric cars by 2030, when all the charging stations would be up since GM, Ford and others were saying the same. Add that cities like Petaluma, California, have voted to outlaw new gas stations and you understand the urgency.
I was wondering what the reaction would have been if the Trump White House had implemented the new policy of charging the White House press $170 per Covid test to access the White House. Wouldn’t they have said it was another attempt to bar a free press?
While on that topic, I was wondering how they are letting President Biden get away with no press conference or even answering questions. Add, no State Of The Union Speech. How is that possible there is no outcry?
have a great day and keep wondering too.
issue one – cancel culture
Now they want to boycott the Hyatt Hotel Chain because they allowed the C-Pac convention at it. Think about that, a hotel chain allowed a conference.
There are major Hollywood stars out front on this (actresses Debra Messing and Rosanna Arquette are two).
This, after the Dr. Seuss cancellations this week.
Now, if you support this, or remain silent, you are part of the problem and when they come for you, who will speak up?
If businesses like Hyatt can’t rent their space, the reason they are in business, then where does it end?
issue two – the rule of law
So the senate parliamentarian ruled any inclusion of the minimum wage increase in the stimulus bill is against the rules. End of discussion? Need to find another way for that objective? Well not if you’re on the left today.
Here’s Bernie on that issue:
“My own view is that we should ignore the rulings, the decision of the parliamentarian.”
Don’t like a rule or law, just ignore it; but I’m sure Bernie and the left mean that only for the ones they approve.
issue three – the border problem
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, watching the U.S.-Mexico border situation spiral downward, blamed his Trump predecessors.
Wait, the border was out of the news for a year. Congress had failed to work with President Trump to find a solution. He worked out an agreement with Mexico. You and the new administration cancelled it. Now Trump caused the problem?
If you believe that, then I assume you are for the two things above too. If you do, then I think you are part of the problem.
issue four – warren proposes wealth tax
So let’s see, the proposal is to take a big step to socialism. We’ll put a wealth tax of 2% of their wealth on those with $50 million dollars of wealth; and 3% on those with a billion.
To those who don’t understand history, government and spending it probably sounds good. Who cares, right?
Well every tax started at high levels and just edged ever lower. If you think this won’t be the same, you are not thinking.
Second, the government gets more money, what do you think they will do with it? Reduce the deficit? Pay down debt? Balance the budget? No, no and no. They will do what the government always does, spend it and then say it needs more.
If you don’t understand this, then check out the history of taxes and how socialist countries came to be.
What happened to those countries? They went belly up. Why? As Margaret Thatcher said,”eventually you run out of other’s peoples money.”
If you don’t know that I revert back to the question:
“When they come for you who be there to support you?”
time to stand up.
so what if?
Regardless of how you feel about the $1.9 trillion dollar stimulus plan you have to realize that adding that debt to the $2.6 trillion stimulus from 2020, we are passing on an incredible debt to future generations. In fact the full year 2020 deficit is estimated to be $4.7 trillion.
So here’s what I am thinking and want to ask:
In a nation where today we are tearing down statues because we are judging yesterday’s heroes by today’s standards, where we are considering paying reparations for past actions, where the only judgement is what we think today, a question:
What if, when that future generation has to pay the bill, they decide that we supported our today at the their expense?
What if they decide today’s leaders cared only about their well being and passed the bill on, causing them the opportunity to do what they need and want?
What if that future generation of Americans is so frustrated by what they can’t do, that they demand reparations from the future off spring of today’s Americans?
Would it be right of them to ask our children to pay the bill so the rest of them can live better?
By today’s standards wouldn’t that be the norm?
Which raises additional questions for me:
Is the $1.9 trillion an absolute necessity?
Are the funds not Covid related justified? How would we explain them away?
Does anyone care about balancing the budget and maybe beginning to pay back the debt?
If we ask most people to spend the inheritances they want to leave behind, they would react angrily and say no. What do they think they are doing supporting government spending as they do?
What will they say about us?