For somebody who hasn’t served 1 term, AOC has one hell of a lot of influence (you know you’ve arrived when you’re known by your initials: RBG, JFK, AOC). All that power was given to her by the conservative media. I don’t know what’s more laughable, the people writing the articles about her, or the comments section. One of the common themes is how “stupid” she is. Really? She took out an 18 year incumbent of her own party, beat the Republican and is leading the 435 member House as a freshman. That’s stupid? I’d say its more like you are.
Another common complaint about her is that “she’s a socialist!” Yeah, she never claimed any different. Once again the stupid ball is in your court. What the hell did you think she was? Here’s another one, stupid. You have over a dozen Republicans who run as a Republican, but vote as a Democrat. They’re the liars. They’re the ones operating under false pretenses. I’m sorry you’re dumb as a stump, but that’s not her fault. Why do you allow Benedict Arnolds in your party? How stupid is that? Why do you allow that? Once again the stupid ball is in your court.
So in 4 years she will be running for President. She’s already a household name, thanks to the conservative media. She’s eloquent, fiery and attractive. You have to figure after Hillary and Joe Biden she’s going to look pretty good to Dem voters. And the conservative media (swear to God) will go around looking under rocks to try and find out who made her such a powerful force.
The more I think about it the more I’m sure how ridiculous this is. (in a hillbilly voice:) “She’s a socialist!” What was your first clue? When she told you she was? She’s not hiding anything, she’s honest if nothing else. Susan Collins is your liar. Lisa Murkowski is your liar. Mitt Romney is your liar. Rob Portman is your liar. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not. You’re the frickin’ idiot that can’t distinguish between who’s a liar and who ain’t. Its like damn, how stupid are you?
Before taxpayers bailout one more business, 2 things need to happen. Senior management, CEO and board of directors need to be on half pay. They also need to have presented a plan where they show how they will build a reserve of 9 months of operating expenses for the next rainy day. This nation is $27T in debt and cannot afford to keep bailing out these fools. “Too big to fail” – all they do is fail.
President Trump last night was letting his thoughts be known about the FDA throwing up the latest roadblock in finding a cure for the China virus. This is the same bureaucratic bullshit that got Hydroxychloroquine banned, and doomed thousands to an early death. So CNBC right on cue brings on their ‘expert’ to explain why Trump is crazy. The expert is former FDA head Scott Gottlieb.
During the interview it comes out (they think nothing of it) that Gottlieb went straight from regulating pharmaceutical companies (Illumina and Pfizer) to sitting on their Board of Directors! Nobody sees a conflict of interest with that?? Its like all the Congressmen over all the decades who went straight from government to lobbyist! Good God, and we’re supposed to believe there’s not a financial interest with the current FDA head?
That maybe if he makes sure the cheap 70 year old malaria drug gets banned (to the financial benefit of the makers of Remdesivir), that he’ll get some cushy board positions when he leaves “government service”. Remdesvir at $3,100 a patient versus $1 a pill for Hydroxychloroquine, is much more attractive. Believe it or not.
“This government is acknowledged by all, to be one of enumerated powers.”
— Justice John Marshall
That’s a pretty simple concept isn’t it? We ‘numbered’ them. We ‘listed’ them. There’s nothing ‘implied’ about your powers, we either listed them or we didn’t. In fact the 9th and 10th Amendments say that if you don’t see it on the list, then its up to the States. I mean its hard to be more clear than that.
But modern Congresses have managed to screw it up. They know better. What our Founders did was put a paragraph header telling Congress, “When you do the things below, do it in such a way that benefits everyone. Don’t play favorites among the States.” They referred to this as ‘general welfare’. Modern Congresses took that to mean, “Ignore everything we just said, do whatever the hell you want.”
Its just so asinine they expect us to believe that crap. They now even refer to it as “the general welfare clause”. A clause in a contract falls under a paragraph and section, not as a header.
“The creed of our democracy is that liberty is acquired and kept by men and women who are strong and self-reliant, and possessed of such wisdom as God gives mankind — men and women who are just, and understanding, and generous to others — men and women who are capable of disciplining themselves. For they are the rulers and they must rule themselves.”
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
People are so stupid. Sure its Congress and the President throughout history that pull the actual ‘stupid switch’ and that commit the actual catastrophes, but its the American people that elect them and allow it. I hate being taken down by stupid! That’s what’s wrong with this country, stupid people. People of this country used to be pretty savvy. A switch was flipped in the 1910’s. The income tax, the Federal Reserve Act, and the rest is history. WW I, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, subservience to the military industrial complex… this stuff ain’t rocket science. Does it really make sense to turn over your money supply to a third party? (the Fed) Does it really make sense to fight everyone else’s wars? Have the American taxpayer pay for it? The American soldier bleed for it? Forget the smaller issues, how the hell did the American people fuck up the big ones? What we’re left with are not the strong independent people of the opening quote, but helpless wards of the State wanting welfare and reparations. We shunned the leaders who might have saved this country: Patton and MacArthur, and went with the worthless bastards who destroyed it: Carter, GHWB, O’Bama.
[Here is an excerpt from the 2017 confirmation hearings of judge Amy Coney Barrett, from the Catholic News Agency]
“Why is it that so many of us on this side have this very uncomfortable feeling that dogma and law are two different things, and I think whatever a religion is, it has its own dogma. The law is totally different,” Feinstein said.
“And I think in your case, professor, when you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you. And that’s of concern.”
My point in this post is not so much what Senator Diane Feinstein said to Catholic Amy Coney Barrett, its more trying to fathom what the response would have been if Amy had said something similar to the Jew, Feinstein. Can you imagine? For even a moment? What would have happened if a Christian had called into question the religion of a Jew? But when its the Christian is being denigrated, oh, well that’s fine. No problem.
Dems have set the stage so the election won’t be “decided” for weeks or months. It will give them time to “find” boxes of ballots in car trunks, in the storage shed behind the school gym, Ryder Trucks and even in old Mrs. Johnson’s attic. It will be the most amazing ‘comeback‘ in history (comeback/theft – whatever). That’s where the phase came from: “Nobody cheats like a Democrat!” They can’t even competently run the vote at 1 precinct, and they want to run the country?
According to my research there are 174,252 precincts in the United States. So while the totality of votes may seem like a lot, broken down to the precinct level its child’s play. “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” At most only 55% of the country even votes! True you do have 5 million or so Mexicans voting, so that does add a little to the work. But still, there’s no reason for the excuse, “It could be weeks before we know who the winner is!” Bullshit, they already know who the winner is, its just a matter of planting the votes to find, and rioting in the streets enough after November 3, to make sure the authorities know who they better declare the winner as, if they know what’s good for them.
There’s a scene in ‘The Sting‘ where Robert Shaw’s character is asking Redford how Newman wins every poker game. Redford’s character is setting him up for a bigger sting so he says flat out, “He cheats.” That’s like with the Democrats, you don’t have to ask ‘do they cheat?’ The question is how much? This picture was spotted on Gab this morning showing some sort of communication device on Biden’s left wrist. So that whenever he coughed or gesticulated, it was inches from his ears. Everyone thought beforehand there would be an earpiece, so the Democrats got creative. Photos clearly show a device in Hillary’s ear in 2016. This could be a faked photo. But I doubt it. I wouldn’t want to have much money wagered on this election. ‘The Sting’ is a perfect analogy when you think about it, our government has always been a con job.
The chart is of the French CAC index, a mirror of the DJIA
It didn’t start out well this morning listening to CNBC. The first words I heard were “sector diversity”. What they mean by that of course are stocks grouped by category like industrials, banking, retail, transportation, etc. All you have to do is look at 100 year charts of the market. 2001 and 2008 being prime examples. There was no protection through diversification, everything crashed. Stocks, bonds, metals. There was no difference growth and value stocks. Large caps and small caps all crashed. There were no safe havens in overseas stocks. Every chart could be laid on top of the other.
Then I realized that every show on CNBC is like every financial show you hear on the radio: they’re all liars. Because they fail to address the 1 issue that matters. With 0 to near 0% interest rates the past 20 years (thus destroying bonds and cash as investment options), the Federal Reserve has removed 2 legs of the investment stool. Because there is no longer any competition for the investment dollar, there is nothing to hold stocks in-check.
Because there is no longer anywhere for money to flee, stocks have gone rogue. No dividends, no innovation and nothing but stock buy-backs benefitting senior management. And because these shows fail to address the ONE issue that matters, everything else they say is bullshit. There has to be competition. It is so basic. So fundamental. But they want to ignore the elephant in the room. You can’t throw out the window the principles of borrowing and lending. That is the basis of all business.
You destroy the most basic principle of business, the relationship between borrower and lender (with 0% interest rates), and you expect everything to work right? On top of this is the preposterous notion that a central bank can set the interest rates more knowledgeably than the market?? That is so ignorant its incomprehensible.
“The post-Trump era will begin as soon as Trump starts his 2nd term. The neocons, lolbertarians, cuckservatives, and beltway establishment losers will be attempting to forge the future of the party for the next four years.
The future of the party is making Christ the center of it, just as our Founding Fathers did when they laid the foundation of this great country.
The weak and pathetic “Christian” leaders (across every church and denomination) will not step up to do this. It’s on us to do so with the Holy Spirit leading the way. We are going to have a real revival in this country and it’s going to happen FAST on the internet, that I can tell you.” – Andrew Torba
[Andrew Torba is the founder of Gab, the free speech platform started about 4 years ago. He came out of Silicon Valley, riding a white horse, no wait that’s another story. But he did come out of the liberal tech world, he saw firsthand the censorship being used to silence conservatives. So he started up Gab which alternates between being attacked, and being ignored. I won’t try to cover all the assaults he’s suffered the past 4 years, but the ones with the credit card companies is the most ironic. It came out today Mastercard and Visa are under pressure to cut ties with the terrorists that are using them to transfer money around the world. Years ago they quit letting supporters of Gab use their services to make donations to ad free Gab. They even cutoff Torba and his family’s personal accounts from using Mastercard or Visa. But they’re fine with helping terrorists.]