California Universal Care Update

Here’s a quick update extra for you…remember I blogged a while back about how California was going to go above and beyond Obamacare and institute what they said was “Universal Care”? It was going to insure every citizen and non-citizen in the state with free medical care. Of course, the downside to that was it was going to cost twice as much as every other program the state pays for…tripling the size of the state’s budget and throwing it into immediate bankruptcy.

Well, it’s not going to happen. Assembly speaking Anthony Rendon has said that he’s going to put the brakes on the proposal because it’s “woefully inadequate”, and so he’s not going to pursue it this year at least.

That statement created a collective sigh from Californians who were going to see their taxes triple with the stroke of a pen. So much for “free” healthcare!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Does Trump Get THREE Supreme Court Choices?

Rumors are circulating Washington DC that Anthony Kennedy, who has been sometimes a conservative, sometimes a liberal on the Supreme Court, is about ready to announce his retirement. He is 81 years old, and the second oldest Justice on the high court. Only Ruth Bader Ginsburg is older (she’s 84).

Apparently, Kennedy has pushed up a reunion with his former law clerks from next year to this year, and that sparked speculation that he may be wanting to step down soon. That would give Donald Trump his second high court pick, and would most assuredly would move the court firmly to the right.

What would be interesting as well is that you look at the two other people that were born in the 1930’s that are currently on the court, and you wonder when they are going to leave. We mentioned Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has been rumored for years to be on her last legs, but refuses to retire. In fact, there were a lot of folks on the left that wanted her to retire while Obama was president so he could appoint a liberal to her seat on the bench. That didn’t happen. Now, at 84, she’s the oldest Justice on the high court, and her age is starting to show (she slept through Obama’s state of the union speech a few years back, remember?).

The other person to watch is going to be Stephen Breyer. He is turning 81 in August, and is no spring chicken. That would leave another liberal seat on the bench open to be flipped to the conservatives. And if you look at the conservatives on the court today, John Roberts is in his early 60’s (born in 1955), Clarence Thomas is 69, Samuel Alito is 67, and Neil Gorsuch is 50. If you take Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Breyer out of the equation, that will give the conservatives a 7-2 majority with only Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan as the only two liberals on the bench. Both of them are young…Sotomayor is 63 and Kagan is just 57.

With a 7-2 majority, and IF Kennedy, Ginsburg, and Breyer all retire in the next three years, you are going to see a humungous change in the makeup of the court. That would be something pretty rare indeed…and it’s extremely rare that a sitting president would get four, count ‘em, four Supreme Court nominations in the first term…but it could very well happen!

That is something worth watching in the coming weeks as the Supreme Court has six more cases to decide this term before they go dark for the summer. And if rumors in DC are true…and we all know they ALWAYS are…replacing a “sometime conservative” in Kennedy, with one of the 11 left on Trump’s list he shared during the election, would drive the snowflakes wild!

Gonna be fun to watch, dontcha think?

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Pelosi On The Way Out?

Wow! The rumors in DC are flying after Jon Ossoff’s loss to Karen Handel in the Georgia 6th Congressional District Special Election earlier this week! And the rumors don’t appear to be good for Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Pelosi, who many feel is actually from another planet and not San Francisco, came out swinging saying that she relishes a good battle, and no one is going to take away her leadership role. Meanwhile, other Democrats are starting to rumble that they’ve heard enough from the Wicked Witch of the West, and think it’s time for the leadership mantle to be passed to someone younger, more vibrant, someone who understand English, and maybe is from planet Earth.

The Republicans, both in the White House and on Capitol Hill are screaming that both Chuck Schumer in the Senate and Nancy Pelosi in the House should stay in their current positions. Their left-wing, snowflake ramblings are increasing the Republicans’ chances of keeping both the House and Senate next year. But after four stunning defeats and throwing almost $100,000,000 at four special elections, Democrats are worried their war chest is going to be depleted next year when THEY need to run for re-election!

Overall, having Nancy Pelosi leave the House would be akin to having Harry Reid leave the Senate. It would be a situation that would enable the House to get back to politics, and not the mean-spirited, over-blown, old-fashioned, boring messaging that has plagued the Dems for 25 years now. All you hear on Capitol Hill these days is how “mean” the Republican Senate plan is on Obamacare’s replacement. No, actually folks, what is “mean” is the fact that your healthcare insurance has risen by an average of $5,000 per family in the last three years, and that you are being FORCED to buy it. THAT is mean. And, as we all know, THAT is also collapsing. But the Democrats won’t take the fall for that because they say the Republicans are letting it happen. Actually the snowflakes knew it would happen when they passed it. They just mis-calculated that they would be out of office and couldn’t either thrown more money at it, or run to a single-payer healthcare system when it collapsed.

But getting back to Nancy Pelosi, she is the real reason the House will stay in the GOP’s hands. Every time she speaks, the Republican coffers grow. Every time she gets in front of a microphone, an independent decides to join the GOP ranks. She’s the best recruiting tool the Republicans have had since Ronald Reagan.

To lose Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer at this point would be a travesty for the Republicans because it would mean the snowflakes have figured out that they reason they are losing all of the races that they are losing is because they have an antiquated message that doesn’t resonate with America. Well, that and Nancy being from another planet…

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Well, That Didn’t Take Long…

Apparently, the Kumbaya Moment that everyone would hope turn a rancorous congress into one that was at least civil toward each other didn’t last more than a day. Last week, only a scant 24 hours after GOP Majority Whip Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Sanders partisan who was out to “bury Republicans and Trump”, Nancy Pelosi attacked Republicans for being “sanctimonious” over calling the whole thing partisan.

Let me clue you in Nancy. It was the MEDIA that called him partisan. It was YOUR left-wing, liberal mainstream media that said he was a Bernie Sanders supporter. And yet you take completely out of context Donald Trump’s “I can shoot somebody on 5th Avenue and get away with it” comment as him calling to murder people? Do you have a brain in that poorly dyed head of yours? What that comment was in reference to was his popularity, not a call to violence, or are you so tone-deaf that you don’t know the difference?

This is the problem with Washington, DC. The liberals there are clueless that they have ever done anything wrong. It’s one of the tenets of liberalism. You are NEVER at fault if you try. It’s not the outcome that’s important, it’s the effort. That’s why you have participation trophies, and why nobody on the left that voted for Obamacare (like Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi) are standing up today and saying that they screwed up and lied to the American public about what Obamacare would do (it didn’t save anyone any money…it didn’t insure more than 3.2 million people who previously didn’t have health insurance…and it didn’t allow people to keep their doctor if they liked their doctor (thanks again, Obama!)).

Now, don’t get me wrong. The vitriolic rhetoric that spews out of our nation’s capital is not entirely the fault of the liberals. Conservatives too, and Donald Trump are guilty of slamming the opposition. It has to stop. It has to stop on both sides. But for someone in a minority leadership position like Nancy Pelosi to call anybody sanctimonious is incredible. First of all, I sincerely doubt she even knows the meaning of the word. Second, I know she has no right to call anybody sanctimonious after the way she’s acted throughout her career. She is a shining example of why this hatred happens in the first place. And she needs to grow up, be a leader for once, and take the right road instead of always looking for a way to slam the opposition. Nancy, you’re a media whore and an attention slut. You need to realize that your day in the sun is over, regardless how wacked out your comments are, and how hate-filled your speeches become. Your time is over. It’s time for you and your kind to leave because there are real politicians that really want to help the American people that are trying to do the right thing. And you and people like Chuck Schumer in the Senate are standing in the way…not because you disagree with policy…but because the person making the progress in this country has the wrong letter after their name. You need to leave before you are shown the door. Until then, these acid-tongued attacks will continue, and more people will get hurt. And it won’t be Sarah Palin’s fault (it never was). It will be Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s fault!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dem’s Losses In “Special Trump Referendums” Sting…Show Truth

I don’t usually agree with those “news channel pundits” you see on the cable news network’s primarily because I think they suffer from “Beltway Haze”. They can’t see the REAL picture very well. But in fairness, I think they nailed the explanation of what was going to be a massive Democrat celebration yesterday. Instead, Dems turned the other cheek and started talking about everything except special elections.

After having dropped $50 million total on this election by both sides, Democrats were certain they could flip the seat Tom Price held in the Georgia 6th Congressional District. They had a Cali implant who didn’t even live in the district running against Karen Handel. She beat him after he and the Dems threw over $30 million at the race…and got nothing to show for it. Oh, they made it SOUND like it was no big deal… it was a GOP seat after all. But then why in the world if it wasn’t a big deal did they throw that type of money at it? The answer? They made it a referendum on Donald Trump…just like they had done in Kansas, Montana, and South Carolina. And in all, the Democrats lost all four “replacement special elections”. Those were elections that filled the seats of people Trump named to his cabinet.

So, what’s the big deal? Well, the Democrats are looking to take over the House of Representatives for one special reason in 2018. They want to impeach Donald Trump on anything they can. They know if they can flip the House, they can try to do it (though it’s doubtful they’d be able to win enough seats in the Senate to convict him). The Dems are making the same mistake that The Republicans made when they impeached Bill Clinton (on much more of an issue!).

Here’s the real problem. It isn’t about Trump or his election anymore, and the snowflakes running the left fail to see that. They keep saying they aren’t getting their message out, but that’s not what the problem is. After spending $30 million on ONE House race, if you can’t get your message out, you need to have your head examined. No, the snowflakes’ problem is they don’t HAVE a message. “Resist” is not a message voters are going to be motivated to vote for. Neither is hate, neither is rage. But these people are so hung up on losing an election they should have lost in the first place that they can’t see straight.

So, Democrats are 0-4 in special House elections this year. They have a couple more coming up. On August 15th in Utah, Jason Chaffetz, who is retiring from the House, will be holding a House election, and on the same day in Alabama, there will be a special election to replace Attorney General, Jeff Sessions’ Senate seat. I would hazard a guess that Dems will fight both of those as hard as they did with Karen Handel’s race, and they will lose a LOT more money in each case. Both Alabama and Utah are VERY red states and I doubt all the money in the world will make the difference there.

If I could give a word of advice to our snowflakes in the audience. Don’t spend money on races that you can’t win, just to try and show the world that nobody likes Donald Trump. It hasn’t worked in the four times you tried it, it won’t work in August. Of course, if you want to keep throwing money down the toilet, why not do yourself a favor. Instead of flushing, fish that money out and send it here to the desert. I could use a new Maserati!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

“Freedom Of The Press” Only Goes So Far

When the founding fathers gave “Freedom of the Press” as a part of the constitution, they did so for a single reason. The press, it was assumed, would strive to provide to the people the truth. They would report on any misgivings of the government, and insure that the government were held accountable for its actions. I think the fathers would be spinning in their graves to see what has become of this time-honored tradition.

The press today does not strive to present the truth to the public, but only it’s side of the truth. And in a lot of cases, the press doesn’t bother to get the facts straight. In the old days (say 30 or 40 years ago), the rule of thumb was you needed to confirm a story with three independent sources before you went with it. In this day and age, all that is needed is to have a rumor. Let me give you a for instance.

When Republican Majority Whip, Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot while practicing for a charity baseball game last week, President and Mrs. Trump visited him in the hospital. Now, a reporter for CNN named Jim Acosta, reported after the incident that a “White House staff member” told him that the President and Mrs. Trump never actually went into the Scalise room, and didn’t talk with family members. He reported that on his Twitter account. That tweet was false. It was never confirmed by someone other than this “White House staff member”, and if such a person did tell Acosta that, they could have been testing him to see if he’d tweet something totally untrue (and that’s where “fake news” comes from!), or they could have been out to submarine the President and his wife. Either way, the story proved to be false, and it was reported by Acosta as fact. That is irresponsible and wrong. Acosta should know better than to do something so stupid as that. It wasn’t long after that he pulled the tweet down (after it had 2,000 re-tweets). It helps to permeate the reputation that CNN has received over the past year that they rush in with stories without making sure of their validity. This is just one example.

Fake news has become the major problem in the media. That’s why media members have a lower rating than that of congress, or even of used car salesmen. How to fix it? Simple. You allow “Freedom of the Press” only when the press is reporting the truth. If they are reporting a lie, then you slap them with a fine of $10,000,000. You hit the organization in the wallet, and you ban the reporter or anchor from working in the industry. Oh sure, that seems harsh. It happens all the time in the financial sector, and it happens all the time other sectors as well. Here in Arizona, if a construction contractor is taken to court and sued for faulty work, and is found guilty, they can have their license pulled and be out of business. It’s that simple. If it works for construction, it should work for the media.

The media needs to get back to REPORTING the news, instead of trying to BE the news. Until that happens, We The People can’t trust them as far as we can throw them, and they become nothing more than talking heads and totally useless.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Another Obama Flop?

I know at the time it seemed like a decent idea. Open the door to Cuba for American tourists to visit the Caribbean island. That was something that hadn’t been able to happen in over fifty years. And everyone thought it was such a great idea. Bobo Obama had come up with a wonderful idea that only a handful of immigrants from Havana living in Miami were upset about. So what could go wrong?

Well, since the travel ban was lifted, airlines made a beeline to get to the Communist isle. They fought over slots and gates at the airport, and tried to get as many flights into Havana as humanly possible. Cruise lines were booking tours and excursions to explore the island, trying to make all sorts of stops on their “Eastern Caribbean” itineraries.

And now, all of it has flopped.

Call it another Obama failure (there have been many!). What has happened is Obama may have thought it would be a great idea to have people be able to travel to Cuba, but the American public weren’t all that interested. 70% of the people surveyed last year have said they were not going to make plans to go to the island nation. This year that number that turned thumbs down to Cuba rose to 76%. And what about the airlines? Well, Silver Airlines has pulled the plug on their flights to Havana. So has Spirit, citing costs that are much too exorbitant for them to make a profit. Frontier also has cancelled all of their flights into and out of Cuba. Even though the airlines thought it would be a money-maker, it’s proven to be a bust as the flights were usually empty.

Why in the world wouldn’t Americans want to visit a land they’ve been unable to for almost 60 years? Well, the primary reason is the fact that Cuba is so far behind the times, and their infrastructure is so lacking, that people are afraid they are going to get third-world type of hotels, no running water, of course, no dependable internet, and dirty conditions everywhere.

Havana hasn’t had the time yet to have the American Hoteliers come in and build the new resorts that probably will happen at some point in the future. Instead, you are going to be staying at third and fourth rate hotels, and paying top dollar for the privilege. And most Americans would rather be pampered somewhere else for the same money. Now, that’s not to say the Caribbean doesn’t have more than its fair share of poor and under-developed nations. The island of St. Lucia is one of the poorest. So is Jamaica. And both are on every single cruise lines’ itinerary. That’s because the beauty of the island, and the things to do there outweigh the fact the people are starving the living conditions are deplorable. And it goes without saying that there are more American and European style hotels and resorts already built on those islands. There is no Sandals Havana yet. But don’t worry…there will be. Until then, it’s another reason to say,

“Thanks, Obama!”

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!