So Much To Write About

 

The news is filled with so many interesting topics to write about. I have opinions on all of it, but lack the drive to report on any of it. Writing a blog post is high on my list of things to do today so I have to get it done regardless of my energy level.

The first topic is the democrat attempt to get the president’s tax returns, business files, and general records from the time he was born. (I know that is wrong, but I have to get this out of my system). My solution is to offer to give the dems everything they ask for in return for President Obama’s locked and sealed records. His education records, his student finances, his birth certificate (the real one not a phony one) etc. The danger of exposing him as a fraudulent and illegal president would put the matter to rest.

Perhaps you can tell by my tone that I am not an Obama fan, never was, and never will be one. I feel for the president because the democrats are giving him the same crap I extended towards Obama. Obama lovers, however, outnumber Trump lovers and Obama the communist that he is, will prevail in a socialist leaning populace.

Next, I watched a Fox News Town Hall broadcast of Mayor Pete Buttagieg. I was impressed with his fluidity in responses. Either he is a genius fast thinking brain, or he has been rehearsing his answers since he was born. I liken him to a white Obama; Mr Smooth, likable, but unbelievable. Actually he outshines Obama. Obama talked smooth, but never made sense or committed himself to specifics. Mayor Pete is not afraid of specifics. His policies are one hundred percent socialist. He is thirty seven years old which would make him among the youngest of presidents. Youth often lacks wisdom and Mayor Pete would fail miserably against the likes of the Ayatollah, Vladimir Putin, and other more wiser leaders. If Nancy Pelosi were a republican she would have him for breakfast. Instead she coddles him like a baby grandson. He is openly homosexual, and tauts his husband at his side. Surely, that will earn him a bullet in that fast thinking brain by one of the homo-haters amongst us.

Impeach, impeach, impeach is all I ever kept yelling at the TV during the Obama years. Yet nothing ever came of it. That is because the republicans knew the democrat senate would never pass it. I can’t say the same for the democrats, they own both houses and would pass anything that said impeachment on it regardless if it held water or not. I can’t see the value of impeaching a president for political purposes. In Obamas’ case he was in my mind a totally illegitimate president not technically qualified for the position but elected none the less. The Trump situation is all about the dem’s not winning an election by vote so they must try any other means possible to remove him from office.

Lastly, fire the entire upper echelon of the FBI, and the old Justice Department employees. We need a fresh start with the new Attorney General hand picking his team. Jail everyone of the traitors who actively engaged in an attempt to overthrow the government. Actually, jail would be too big a drain on the system. I would personally pay for the bullets needed to exterminate the vermin.

I made it, and now I can go grind wood.

 

 

 

Dear Senator Durbin

At the end of March, 2019 I sent an E-mail to my Senators Dick Durbin, and Tammy Duckworth asking that they fund President Trump’s request to build a wall at our southern border. I knew I’d get an answer from Durbin because his term expires in 2020, and he needs votes. He didn’t disappoint me he wrote the following:

Dear Grumpa Joe:

          Thank you for contacting me regarding funding for a new border wall.  I appreciate hearing from you.

          At midnight, on December 22, 2018, President Trump shut down the government because funding for a new border wall was not included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 appropriation bills.  On January 25, 2019, President Trump signed a temporary spending bill passed by Congress, which funded government agencies through February 15, and brought the longest government shutdown in history, and the third government shutdown of President Trump’s term, to an end.

          On January 30, 2019, the first public meeting of the FY 2019 Homeland Security Appropriations Conference Committee, of which I was a part, took place.  I called on Democratic and Republican conferees to focus on smart and effective border security measures instead of the President’s threats to shut down the government again without border wall funding.

          On February 16, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-6), which provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security for the remainder of FY 2019.  This bipartisan package rejected President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall and makes responsible investments in border security.

          I support strong and effective border security.  The type of border security that Democrats have long-supported, including increased funding for technology, is what experts have said is needed and actually works.  What doesn’t work is an ineffective, expensive medieval wall.  While the President claims he wants to build this wall to stop the flow of drugs, his own Administration has stated that the vast majority of lethal narcotics that cross our southern border come through legal ports of entry.  That is why our bipartisan agreement to fund the government provides additional funding for technology and Customs personnel—real solutions that will help stop the narcotics that are killing our children. This is real border security to address a real threat to America—the opioid epidemic.

          Second, we insisted on humanitarian assistance such as medical care to ensure those who come to our border are treated in a humane way.  Sadly, two small children came to our border and died before they could receive the medical assistance they needed. I do not ever want to see that happen again.

          Finally, we rejected the Administration’s demand for changes in our asylum laws that would undermine our legal and moral obligations to provide safe haven to families and children fleeing persecution.

          We must turn away from President Trump’s fear-mongering approach to those who come to our border, many of whom are just seeking a better life as many of our ancestors did.  The President’s approach is not representative of the best of America.  It represents the kind of division that does not recognize the heritage, that makes us who we are as a nation.

Thank you again for contacting me.  I will keep your concerns in mind as the Senate continues to discuss effective border security.  Please feel free to keep in touch.<span “=””>

 

Sincerely,
 
Richard J. Durbin
United States Senator
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Here is my response to his response.

Dear Senator Durbin:

Thank you for answering my e-mail in which I directed you to vote in favor of funding the wall along the southern border with Mexico.

I understand the trauma you suffered at the hands of President Trump as he took the desperate move to spur Congress into action by shutting down the government. By the way, I totally agree with President Trump’s actions and policies. I totally disagree with the ineffective moves you have made.

President Trump has done more in the past two years to secure the border by action than 100 senators and some four hundred plus congressmen have in the last thirty years. Trump is a true patriot, and you my dear Senator are merely a minion in the world of Progressive Socialism.

Your attitude toward directing billions of dollars into Star Wars like technology to secure the border over simple solid common sense solutions like a “medieval” border wall only proves to me that you are incapable of successfully accomplishing the job the people of Illinois sent you to Washington to do.

As Medieval and unprogressive as walls may seem to you they do work. The Great Wall of China separating Mongolia from China, Hadrian’s wall separating England from Scotland, or more recently the Iron Curtain Separating East from West Germany, or the Berlin Wall splitting a  great city in half are all examples of walls that work. More recently look at the wall Hungary erected in the last two years to keep illegal Mid-Easterners from invading. Walls work! and they are more durable than any modern technology system you will spend billions on, and which will be obsolete by the time of implementation like all things electronic.

You claim experts say technology is a more effective means to secure the border, just who are these experts? Our own department of Homeland Security experts working on the border claim the opposite. I challenge you to set up a debate between your experts and the lowly people from HS. This would make great entertainment and would be educational for you and me both.

You proudly write that you insist on humanitarian assistance to care for sick children coming across. Then you blame Trump for the death of two kids who were moments from death when they arrived. I don’t blame Trump for not performing a miracle nor do I believe any democrat can perform miracles. I do believe the parents of these children should take full responsibility for dragging a deathly sick child hundreds of miles across dangerous territory.

Another point is your statement that you “. . .rejected the Administration’s demand for changes in our asylum laws that would undermine our legal and moral obligations to provide safe haven to families and children fleeing persecution.” First I want you to tell me what persecution these people endured? Second, I want you to tell me how changing our asylum law would do so poorly?

Two weeks ago I watched a video interview with reporters in Honduras who flat-out claimed that the people were not leaving because of persecution, but to find work. The same interviewer uncovered facts that the caravans are highly organized by Left wing Progressive groups tied to the United States. In my view this makes the caravans armies recruited by treasonous enemies from within the US.

If we keep on doing the same thing over and over hoping to change the outcome, but we keep on getting the same outcome we are not being rational; Insanity is defined that way.  It is better to change laws that are not working than it is to leave them be. In other words do something. In my professional life I always mentored my engineers that “I would rather be criticized for doing something than for doing nothing.”

On the subject of controlling drugs coming into the country I recall an effort by the United States referred to as the War on Drugs which has spent well over a trillion dollars since inception. What have we gotten out of that? I think that war is old enough that you are probably one of those who voted for it.

Your attitude about President Trump’s fear mongering approach to those who come to our border is hilarious. Trump is merely trying to follow the rule of law and the system is clearly unable to handle the load. He is not trying to be inhumane, nor is he trying to exclude immigrants. He is trying to include them within the frame-work of the laws you have written to allow them in. Your belligerence toward changing the laws shows me that you don’t give a rat’s ass about these people. The best of America took place in the early twentieth century when the people of the United States welcomed millions of immigrants, but even then there was a limit and the government had to stop immigration to give them time to ASSIMILATE. Then there was a matter of welcoming millions of soldiers back from WWII to give them opportunity to work after fighting for five years for world freedom.

Understand that we the people of America are not as stupid as you believe we are. We understand situations and truly want to do the right thing, but sadly we have chosen the wrong people to carry out actions needed. You and all of your democrat senators as well as too many republicans should be ashamed of your performance about making America the greatest country in the Universe.

Senator Durbin you have served for over thirty years, you should know by now that a divided government does not stand. We have the most divided government we have had since the civil war. We are currently experiencing a second civil war. One half of the country refuses to recognize the President as our leader, and take only action to block his every move. The actions taken by the two political parties are in opposition to each other, and not united for the good of the country.

Listen to me SHOUT at you once again! FUND THE BORDER WALL, and SUPPORT  PRESIDENT TRUMP 100 PERCENT, it is the right thing to do.

As respectfully as an angry man can be.

Grumpa Joe

WOW! A New United States

WOW! Where do I begin? There are too many topics to discuss and I’m too old and tired to write about all of them. Before I go to the topic I selected let me just say I hope the kid who stood his ground against the crazy Indian beating his drum sues and breaks the backs of every one who falsely accused him of starting the mayhem. The fake news thing is getting way out of hand. As I’ve stated before this is a war and fake news is another weapon being used.

Now, for what I want to talk about. Democrats and never Trumpers played right into Trump’s hand with their reaction to his agreement to suspend negotiations until after the government reopens. Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi reacted as expected, i.e. “he caved,” “I hope he has learned a lesson from this,” etc.

What I see is a President who is genuinely trying to solve a serious problem and is trying everything in his power to solve it. He tried to get the democrats to negotiate by shutting down the government. The Dem’s didn’t budge and he saw the hurt put on the precious government workers with all of their job perks and Cadillac insurance plans, and vacations were getting by missing a single paycheck. He changed his demand of money for a wall to trading a wall for DACA. Then he changed it to I’ll take a down payment for the wall and give you DACA. The Dem’s remained steadfast in their resolve to forbid him the wall. Nancy demanded that Dem’s would not come to the table unless the government re-opened. Okay, so let’s try that. We’ll see how it works out. My guess is that Trump will have to use another strategy to get the wall. What he wants is not selfish like the offer the Dem’s put forth, it is simply to do what his job description demands that he do, protect the country and the Constitution.

In the meantime, the Swamp organized a major bureaucracy to call in sick. The Air Controller Union mysteriously decided not to work for free, and three major airports stalled in traffic. Remember when President Reagan fired air-controllers for not doing their jobs? I do. The country survived. Trump’s mistake is in not playing hardball with those government workers who refuse to work. Controllers are not losing their pay, it is merely being delayed. My eyes are gushing alligator tears for these poor people and their union oligarchs. The country went through eight years of reduced air traffic during the great recession and not a single Controller lost his job as a result. I wish I could say the same about all of my friends who were laid off because their company sales dropped to half of what it was before Obama transformed us into greatly confused people.

Every democrat who is solidly against giving Trump his request to build a wall is on record as being in support of the wall. The wall is a way to control people flooding in at a rate we cannot absorb. President Obama’s solution was to load the flood on airplanes and fly them to undisclosed locations in the middle of the night. I am sure the immigration laws do not approve of secretly moving illegals into the country. Who cares about laws anyway? The only ones who care at this time are those who want to use laws to damage Trump. Does the word impeachment strike a bell?. Whenever a law puts a democrat in jeopardy, the law becomes invisible like the hypocrisy of the Department of Justice’s treatment of Hillary on her many violations. They won’t even listen to an argument, she is totally innocent of any wrong doing. The Justice Department is a huge sanctuary for democrat politicians.

Politicians are taking the wrong approach to solving this problem. One idea I have not heard discussed yet is this: Annex Mexico and the eight Central American countries as states in the USA. We need workers, and the people of these countries want to come here. Our companies wouldn’t have to negotiate complicated trade deals to get cheap labor, and politicians would be in heaven with all the new voters they could control. The border will be open and movement between the Americas would be totally unfettered. There would be fewer flags burned because they would be burning their own flag when doing so. We will build a short wall similar to the one in China between Panama, and Columbia at a cost much less than that of the wall between Mexico and the USA. Mexicans would be in heaven since they will in effect be regaining the land they lost during the Mexican-American war. Mexican drug cartels will be happy since their cost to market will be much less. The DEA will be elated at the prospect of taking on the Cartels with early morning raids in FBI style. Democrats will piss themselves with delight over inheriting so many more corrupt towns to control using the Richard J. Daley system of rule. (Actually, I think our upper 48 state democrats will learn some new tricks from their lower nine counterparts.

One problem I have with annexing this many new states is the design of our flag. How would we arrange the stars to expand the field to fifty-nine and still look good?

My conclusion is that the border wall will be completed and paid for by 2020, and the democrats will be taking full credit for it even though there won’t be a single vote from them to approve it. They will still be holding their breath and stomping their feet in anger hoping to stop Trump from doing what is right for America.

Democrats = Liberalism = Progressivism = Democratic Socialism = Communism = Equal Misery for All

Truly At War

A few weeks ago I posted a piece about how the united States is in a civil war. Today, I heard another reason to support the premise. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has denied President Trump the use of the Congressional Chamber for the yearly State of the Union Address. She is playing poker with the president to see who folds first on the government shutdown matter. I read another news bit that Congressperson Nancy has also stated she has the same power as that of the President. Since the Legislative branch has equal power along with the Judicial and Executive branches. As Speaker she is third in line to get the presidency if both the president and vice president are unable to fulfill the job. She salivates over the prospect. Nancy you are not presidential material.

What I see in all of this is a flat-out refusal by Congress to legislate that which is good for the country. Nancy and Senator Schumer have both publicly stated in the past that we need border control and immigration reform. Yet, they refuse to work on a deal with the president to give him the money needed to build a wall as part of border control. This smacks of treason in my mind. They are refusing to do what they have sworn to do, that is, to protect the country over their party’s power. What I see here is a coup where the Democrat Congress is trying to usurp the President’s authority. Add this to the previous argument about the democrats refusing to recognize the elected leaders, and the war escalates. At some point bullets will begin to fly.

My Heart Cries Out

A government shut-down usually means people don’t get paid. The modern shutdown engineered by Congress insures that the Administration, Congress, the Supreme Court and most of the bureaucracies get paid. Congress wrote all of that into law, and you better believe that is one law they enforce. There is a small part of people whom they have defined as being non-essential, like museum curators, National Park workers and the like. These are the people who will get their pay delayed.I feel for these people whose lives suddenly take a turn for the worse. I cannot imagine what I would do if my income stopped.

The press and all the Democrats and too many Republicans are also beginning to support the delay negotiations for border security until the government reopens. A very sad affair.

Where were these people in 2008 when the economy tanked and millions of people found themselves without a pay check?  Somehow they learned to survive with help from the government. A lot of people lost their homes, cars, and some families broke up. Life was tough. The situation lasted up until Trump became president and jump-started the economy to the point where people again have jobs. People suffered for eight years. During this time those who are classified as non-essential received a paycheck. It didn’t matter that millions of people didn’t have the money to visit the museums, and the National Parks they kept getting paid. I never heard of anyone who lost a job tell me that as soon as business picked up they would get back pay. I didn’t hear that because that never happens when companies lay you off or go out of business.

With the economy booming and jobs being plentiful I am certain these non-essential people can get temporary employment to survive until Trump and Congress solves the border crisis. Certainly it won’t take eight years like the recession did, but it can last up to two years.

I whole heartedly support President Trumps tactic to keep the shut-down going until Congress agrees to negotiate.

I remember when President Reagan ran into a similar situation during his term. The Democrats got to him and promised him everything he wanted in the way of immigration reform as soon as the shut down ended. He took the bait and guess what? Congress shoved the promise right up his presidential ass. They did succeed in screwing up the laws so we have the current situation. It has to change and it won’t until both sides agree to talk. President Trump has repeatedly brought the leaders to the table attempting to resolve the problem. Each time the Senate and Congress brought the talks into stalemate.

If I were a non-essential government worker I’d be entering my résumé data online to find some job opportunities. Congress hasn’t been able to do jack-shit since 2008, and they have forgotten the meaning of the word work. They are a bunch of non-effective non-essential workers who get paid much too much for nothing.

Thank You God for Free Speech

Two Turkeys Spreading Their Feathers In Preparation for War

On this day I am very grateful for everything in my life. It has been a wonderful, stressful, happy, difficult, journey to this point, and I am thankful to be here. God has blessed me with three great kids, ten grandchildren, two wives, fabulous career, and a nest egg that I can live on. 

As I read the morning news I was struck by our Chief Justice John Robert’s reaction to President Trump’s calling a federal judge an Obama Judge. This struck Roberts as wrong. He proclaimed that all judges do their damnedest to rule by the law. 

What struck me funny was Robert’s hypocrisy. I supported Robert’s right up until he decided to make law during the Obama Care ruling. It was not his responsibility to decide if the individual mandate was a tax or a charge. He should have bounced the law right back to Congress to clear the matter, but instead he chose to decide for us. In my mind that made him an Obama judge.

What is even more telling is the recent bitter fight between republicans and democrats during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. If these judges are so neutral why is there a fight among the leaders when one is being confirmed? Clearly the Obama lovers were scared to death that this judge was not in the Obama camp. He will repeal Roe v Wade they claimed. The fact is that only Congress can repeal any law. The Supreme Court can only rule on it’s legitimacy within the Constitution. I believe the Obama lovers all know damned well the the Roe v Wade law allowing abortion is wrong and also know that if challenged before the court it will be stricken. So all of Robert’s sing song about neutral judges non-partisan judges is a bunch of bullshit and he knows it. He is anti-Trump and pro-Obama and as such he let the cat out of the bag about his proclivity to Progressivism.

Even though I felt strongly abut calling Robert’s out about his thinking, I am thankful for his position on the court. He is generally neutral in most cases and supports the constitution.

May you have a God blessed Thanksgiving today and every day.

You’re Fired

 

This evening’s news is disturbing. There is a report that an anonymous source fed an op-ed to a New York newspaper. In the article it reports that workers in the White House don’t do what the president tells them to do. Reporting that if what the president orders doesn’t make sense to him Anonymous does what he thinks is right. I’m sorry Anonymous but I didn’t vote for your sorry ass. No one who voted for the president wants an obscure insider changing his policy because he thinks the president is wrong.

My guess is that this person, who ever it is, never worked at an honest job in his/her life. What do you think Jeff Bezos of Amazon, Elon Musk of Tesla, Tim Cook of Apple, or Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook would do if he gave an order and the underling decided to change it because he didn’t think it was right. I know what would have happened to me if my boss gave me an order and I ignored it. He might not have fired me but he would have demoted me and I certainly would have had a marine dress down to my face. (my boss was a former marine).

For all of you in la-la land who think Trump doesn’t know what he is doing don’t think you can do better. Most business people learn by making mistakes. In fact, my leaders taught that if I didn’t make mistakes I wasn’t trying hard enough. Failure begets success.

The owner of my company was an engineer who had an idea and turned it into a successful industry. I say industry because within thirty years of his success there were seventy competitors making the same product that made him successful. Many of them were carbon copies or his design. He had a habit of giving his Chief engineers little experiments to try. He often called me into his office to explain his latest idea. God forbid I told him it wouldn’t work. “Why? Have you tried it?”

“No sir.”

“Then how do you know it won’t work? Test the idea and report back to me this afternoon.”

Often he called me for results before I got back to my office. What I learned is that this man had an idea and he wanted positive physical proof of its veracity. If I had not gotten the experiment right on the first try I had to try again and again until the results proved to him the idea didn’t work, or that it did work but the device was impractical to make. He died a few years ago as a billionaire. I am still a lowly retired guy living on a very small fixed income. The President is a billionaire, what is your net worth smarty pants?

So, Mr. Anonymous get your ass out of the fire. Let the President replace you with a competent assistant who will allow him to try his ideas. Trust me, you will not last more than a day in the competitive environment of a commercial enterprise, and I don’t want you in my government either. So what does that leave you? Move to Venezuela where your type of worker might be tolerated.

If the President discovers who you are Anonymous I hope he has you demoted to cleaning toilets in Afghanistan.

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