Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A Rant, Brought to You by the Clowns in Washington DC


In 2016, in these United States, an election was held. Running for the highest office in the land, the Presidency, were two viable candidates, who those candidates were is immaterial. One of them became the President, one did not. The election was held fairly and abided by the rules as set forth in the Constitution of the United States.

Five times in the history of this country, the guy (so far, all guys) who became President did not win the popular vote. I'm sure there was moaning and whining about that back in the day. (In the case of Bush and Gore I believe they recounted every ballot in Florida at least a gazillion times until algore, godling of globull warming, finally gave up.)

Now we have a situation where the economy is up, joblessness is down, and things look pretty good for we citizens of the United States, yet there are a bunch of people in Washington D.C. who are pulling out all the stops to dump the legally elected President. This is what would be called a coup in some places. Those engaged in this unholy farce are all involved in a seditious conspiracy. Which is, by the way, against the law, to wit...
18 U.S. Code § 2384. Seditious conspiracy
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
How are the dims in the House not conspiring to overthrow the government?

The reputation of the FBI has been destroyed by these feckless, faceless bureaucrats and these elected clowns in their patently immoral attempts to change the results of the 2016 election. What little confidence thinking people had in the Congress of these here United States is also at an historic low. It's at 20% according to CNN back in June.

Yet we, the American voters, keep returning the same idiots to Washington election after election. Why?

I think many of us actually believe that our representatives are doing a good job, it's the other states whose elected representatives suck. Well, I'm here to tell you, most (if not all) of those currently serving as our elected representatives in the House and the Senate suck. Yours suck, mine suck. They have set themselves up as a new aristocracy, they think that we work for them. They think that they are our "leaders," when in truth, they work for us.

Let me repeat that -

THEY.

WORK.

FOR.

US.

I do believe they have forgotten that fact.

We should remind them, each and every election, of that fact. How?

Vote them out. Make them get real jobs where you cannot turn a $174,000.00 salary into millions in the bank. They are, to be blunt, thieves and criminals masquerading as "leaders."

We also need to get rid of most of the entrenched bureaucracy in DC. Not sure how we'd do that, might have to close down a number of those extra-Constitutional agencies we don't really need. Or move them out of DC, post haste.

I don't know, but the mess we're in was created by Washington DC with our help. Only we, the voters,  can clean it up.

We are sowing the wind...




52 comments:

  1. My voting rubric, once again.
    1. No democrat
    2. No incumbent
    3. No unopposed

    For precisely the reasons you outlined in this post. I just use different verbs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I see you had a sneak preview, our editor can't read a calendar and mistakenly scheduled it a day early. I thought of your rubric while writing this, couldn't agree more.

      Delete
    2. My problem is that my District a) is represented by a Democrat, b) who voted against Obamacare and Federal funding of abortion (lots of Catholics in our District), c) has no functional GOP opponent; in the last election an *actual* white supremacist got on the GOP ballot because no one else filed, and d) is now being pushed to the left by an "Angie's List" funded primary opponent.

      Delete
    3. b) is not a problem so much as it makes him a viable person for me to vote for despite the "D" after his name. I live in a Gerrymandered district which, as the districts around Chicago do, encompasses a chunk of the suburbs and then dives into the city for enough Dem. voters to offset them.

      Delete
    4. Yet the Dem-controlled judiciary keeps any right-of-Mao collection of state representatives from redrawing any district, calling any attempt at de-jerrymandering 'jerrymandering' because it would redraw 'historic black districts' or 'historic voting districts.' Yet when left-of-Mao state representatives get in power, the judiciary lets them redraw 'historic voting districts' to include 'more balanced representation of voters' when, in fact, as you noted, it is just a scheme to depower historically conservative districts.

      Florida has one such district that I know of. Runs from south Jacksonville to nearly Orlando, and in some sections it is literally one block wide and scoops around an old very white settlement (the family is slowly dying off or moving away.) All to get a 'balanced' black vote. Meaning a predominately black vote. Because 'slavery' and 'muh civil rights, durhur' and other such lofty sentiments. (Want racism? This is one of the many ways you can get racism.)

      And any attempts to redraw the district and those around it to a more sensible shape have fallen on leftist judiciary at the federal level.

      But... good things... President Trump has appointed 1/5th of all presidential appointed federal judges.

      Now if only Ruth Bader would retire, rather than having vultures pick her dead body before she finally leaves her seat...

      Delete
    5. Ron - I see your problem, there isn't much you can there. At least the candidate is reasonable and is actually trying to represent the constituents of your district.

      Beans - Gerrymandering is an example of government attempting to fix things and, in reality, making things worse.

      Delete
  2. Democracy is the worst form of government

    (Apart from all the others)

    And....
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
    (Winston Churchill)

    You choose!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Which is why we built this place as a republic, a constitutional republic. Too bad most of Congress doesn't know what that is and the voters who put them there know even less.

      Both parties suck.

      Delete
    2. The UniParty sucks. The corrupting influence of the lobbyists and those shadow organizations that fund them, like those funded by George Soros and Michael Bloomberg, and the Military Industrial Complex, and whatever other groups (that if I name would make me sound like a total nut-job...) have destabilized an already shaky system.

      But, interestingly, Joe Biden's strongarming of Ukraine and the funding/hiring of his son, and the machinations of Planned Parenthood with their using around the same amount of money in lobbying as they receive from federal funds, has shown to us little people the major methods politicians use foreign governments and businesses (domestic or foreign) to launder federal funds(meaning our tax dollars) to line their own pockets.

      Hey, Slow Joe, exactly how did you get so rich from 40 years of 'government service?' How about you, SanFran Nan? Or you, Comrade Bernie? Or you, Clintons all (including your darling daughter?) Or, or, or... At least McCain got most of his ill-gotten gains the old fashioned way, by marrying it...

      Delete
  3. Agreed, democracy is the worst form of government, a democratic republic is even worse. But, there are no better forms of a government. But, to ban a party, that has been a loyal opposition to a socialist/ monarchist/ totalarian takeover? That puts up programs to improve the workers plight, is it the workers fault they were born without filthy lucre.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The current crop of politicians are there to line their pockets, that's it. Period. Full stop.

      If you look back at history, the workers themselves improved their lot through organizing into unions. The politicians had little to do with that.

      Delete
    2. It was the politicians who allowed federal troops to break many strikes, who looked away as 'private security' killed, burned and looted other strikes.

      Unions, on the other hand, served their purpose and in most cases have become as corrupt or more corrupt than the businesses they were created to fight against. Especially the UAW, CWA and SEIU. And don't even get me started on government unions, those abominations should all be removed. As an ex-government employee, I can state loudly to one and all that there is no reason for government-employee unions, up to and maybe even including police and fire unions. Unions for the office workers? Please...

      Delete
    3. Many of the unions are run by classmates of the CEOs, hard to tell 'em apart at cocktail parties. Unions still serve a purpose but they have strayed far from their roots.

      Delete
    4. Interesting concept of unions. Did the Pullman's deserve federal troops? Or the 30's auto unions? Or the kids at Kent State? Unions are just as corrupt as businesses. After all they are run by people, and people can be corrupted. By and for any reason. Now, how do you get a corrupted leader out? Teamsters and afl and cio found out the hard way.

      Delete
    5. Most human organizations are corrupt.

      Delete
  4. Completely agree Sarge and your three points, juvat are spot on. A good number of these jokers in BOTH parties need to be voted out, down to the city/county level ALSO. This is the second time this century one political party has thrown a tantrum and refused to accept the results of presidential election, that's a start of a civil war in my book.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Here's the problem, and every living legal citizen in these here United States of America will agree with me, no matter their partay afull-i-a-shun:

    "TROW DA BUMS OUTTTT!!!!!! TROW DEM ALLLLL OUTTT!!!!

    'Cep'n not *my* bum... 'Cause my bum, he bring home da bacon."

    And that, dear heart, is the problem. Jim Jordan is one of the most evil people in the world--to folks in AOC's beautifully diverse and pristine district... On the other hand, Nancy Pelosi reigns over one of the world's worst slums, to listen to folks from southwest MO (where we have an auctioneer, for cryin' out loud! as our representative).

    The fourth branch of gov't? Yep. Disband 98.6% of it. The seventeen separate intelligence agencies??? For heaven's sake! Seventeen?! Is the Internal Revenue Service one of them? Speaking of which, why don't we repeal the 16th? That way, we can tax according to the Constitution again--y'know, by enumeration, rather than by income. And an added bonus, we'll have one less agency shutting down free speech, as that bureaucracy did during the previous administration (regime?).

    I think the Republic of 1791 is long gone. Much like the glory of Solomon's temple. But just as a new, less elaborate, less glorious, but just as authentic temple was rebuilt a few decades later, so perhaps we can rebuild a Republic too.

    If we can keep it. (tm)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There is some valid reasons for hating on Lincoln, his suspension of Habeus Corpus being one of them, but more importantly his expansion of the Federal Government. Of course, no one short of time travellers knew he was going to do either when he was elected. But the growth of the government definitely expanded rapidly under his watch. Maybe valid reasons (after all, the Civil-War-between-the-States-during-the-Great-Unpleasantness-of-Northern-Aggression-and-Southern-Intransigence was pretty much the worse war we were involved in up to WWII.

      Back on point, yeah, the limited government of 1791 which disappeared by the time of the Whisky Rebellion (what, fat cats voting one industry must be taxed more just because it didn't involve them and was an easy target wasn't against the very foundation of our nation?) But the concept of a Republic is still sound, and can be implemented. If only we the people can get some of the power back.

      Which, of course, requires lazy people to actually get off their arses and do something, and to be edumecated about the issues and vote about individual issues. As an individual, rather than by party lines...

      Delete
    2. Hear, hear! (Except the hating on Lincoln part.)

      Delete
  6. It's a worthy rant and 100% on target.

    America is more prosperous that it's been in at least 100 years - maybe ever. We're generally at peace (the brush wars seem to be winding down or are manageable). Unemployment in all demographics is as low as it has ever been. If you want a job, you can get a job. The only problem that we have is a boated federal bureaucracy, and a vast portion of our national wealth is poured into salaries (welfare for the middle class) embedded, seemingly forever, in those marble halls.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Those are the ones who need tearing out, root and branch. I think the only way to clean house is electing folks who will serve the people, not themselves, not Big Government, not Wall Street, not Big Business, nor any other special interest. I do believe hanging some of them pour encourager les autres is probably required at this point in time.

      Delete
    2. Bayou Renaissance blog has a post from yesterday about the growth of government employees. In 2015 all levels of government employees stood at 21 million, by October 2019 it was 24.4 million. That post has a link to the original article elsewhere, read both posts. The Democratic Socialists have demagoged the soap box, rigged the ballot box and are attempting to outlaw the bullet box.

      Delete
    3. It's not really the number of government employees, rather it's the number of government employees who serve no real purpose who are the problem.

      Delete
    4. Oh, LL, I wish we had a boated federal bureaucracy, because boats are easy to sink... But, yeah, the Bureaucracy is too large and too powerful. Though President Trump is certainly whacking at it constantly...

      Delete
    5. Uh oh, went all PLQ dintcha? But your comment is funny.

      The job of bureaucracies is to create bigger bureaucracies.

      Delete
    6. (Don McCollor)...when Washington DC has a snowstorm and non-essential Government employees need not report to work...it is not surprising that nobody shows up...

      Delete
    7. Which always makes me wonder, what are we paying them for?

      Delete
  7. Alas, if my two senators, one of them, Tammy Baldwin, is one of the worst. She had a dedicated Progressive.

    There are enormous numbers of people in Washington, and in the Press, who need to be left in a room, with a Luger with one round in it, and told to do the right thing.

    ReplyDelete
  8. One of my regular reads is the Woodpile Report--

    http://www.woodpilereport.com/

    --there, this quote caught my eye--

    "Wayne State University in Detroit dropped its general-education math requirement altogether. Bob Murphy, the director of university relations and policy for the Michigan Association of State Universities, told Inside Higher Ed that not requiring math will ideally “lead to more successful graduation outcomes.” There is a link over there to the full article.

    So yeah, dumb them down, promise them free $--t, and stay in office forever.

    In that vein, CW posted observations by Victor David Hanson over at his place--

    https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/2019/12/a-worrisome-comparison.html
    (Follow the link in my comment there. It is an awesome photo)

    It seems some folks in the state of Virginia are of similar sentiments, Sarge. Comments over at OLD NFO's place

    https://oldnfo.org/2019/12/11/things-are-getting-interesting/

    And then there is Kalifornia--

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/article238203004.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The evidence of government stupidity (at all levels) isn't hard to find, is it?

      A "university" whose sole goal is to improve "graduation outcomes" is simply a place where stupid people are separated from their money. As long as we continue to produce stupid people (by such means), that problem won't go away, in fact it will get worse. The place should have its accreditation yanked. Probably sending the people who run the place to hard time prison ain't a bad idea either.

      Delete
    2. Just imagine what it's going to be like when marijuana gets to be sold everywhere without restriction then we'll have these snowflakes voting - possibly drunk, high and noticeably ill informed.
      Here in Santa Cruz I noticed today in the weekly throwaway paper six or seven full-page ads for marijuana dispensaries or stores. They will even bring it to you if you order online. It's just like Safeway, Kroger, or Publix!

      Delete
    3. I can't imagine that nonsense continuing, yet continue it does!

      Delete
  9. Agree with all you say. Being a contrary cuss at the best of times, must have one small nitpick.

    If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force

    Don't see "force" as yet but I'm open to being proved wrong.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. "conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government" should be read as three parts:

      1) conspire to overthrow the Government
      2) conspire to put down the Government
      3) conspire to destroy by force the Government

      They ARE conspiring to overthrow the Government. (Commas are important.)

      Delete
  10. A cynical view is that these people are continually re-elected because of the money they bring back to the district. It would do us a world of good if term limits were enacted for members of Congress. But then the very people benefiting from the status quo would have to enact these laws.

    What are the chances of that happening?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True.

      But I see nothing being brought back to my district that wouldn't be brought back by a different politician. Stupid voters get stupid prizes. Why do the voters assume that their guy is the only one who can do that?

      Delete
    2. Colorado, before being turn "Blue" by outside money, passed term limits. Nothing works perfectly and a lot of collective knowledge was lost but overall the limits have worked. Now if we could get rid of the (P)regressive carpetbaggers!

      Delete
    3. Term limits has to be tried nationally, I believe it would help.

      Delete
  11. Good rant today, and contributors are reaching new heights of clarity. One of the problems about changing those guys and gals back in DC is the fact that good people can’t or won’t run. I’ve had two close friends consider running for the congressional seat here in Santa Cruz California. They were ridiculed and every other kind of thing by the local paper to the point which they refused to subject their family to any more of the heartache. That is a sad situation.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Something else which needs cleansing, the media. If a news outlet reports an outright lie about someone, that is slander and is not protected by the 1st Amendment. The news outlet should then be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, to include prison time for the publishers. IMHO

      Delete
  12. (Don McCollor)...remembering the Florida recounts, a side note was bringing back to prominence the veritable St. Chad - now the patron saint of disputed elections...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That whole Florida recounts garbage goes back to dems in charge of Broward county. Now where have we heard of other issues coming from Broward county and it's 'Dems in Charge'?

      Delete
    2. Dems in charge does seem to be the issue, doesn't it?

      Delete
  13. My dos pesos. Know what your principles are and why they are your principles. Pick the hill you're gonna die on based on the what and why of your principles. Then die there and call it good, or rejoice if you somehow survive. Do the best you can with the stuff on your plate today and every day. Don't give in to hate. Look around at all the regular joes and janes who are just like you and who aren't in the headlines either. When it comes time to vote remember the what and the why. And that you don't have to vote every line. Be well and enjoy the blessings of liberty.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not enough people are dancing to that music, we need to play it louder.

      Delete
  14. Great post Sarge. I might, and I say that very tentatively, might vote for a Democrat if that person was the Democrat that my mother was, which is pretty much what a republican is today, or is it least supposed to be. But they are so far left and in lockstep with one another that they don't seem to be allowed to step out of that mold. Responsibility to be honest, our GOP members are not actually voting the way we want them to either, allowing huge deficits and not being much of a check on the other side.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. As I see it, there are no longer two parties. Both are pretty much the same it seems, serving themselves, not the people of the United States. It's sad really.

      Delete

Just be polite... that's all I ask. (For Buck)