SC Hands Trump Couple of Victories

Go ahead. Tell me Neil Gorsuch doesn’t make a difference. Actually, he didn’t in one of the biggest Trump victories of the year. In a decision that was “per curiam”, meaning “as a whole”, the court gave Donald Trump a victory in allowing him to temporarily go forth with his travel ban against six Middle Eastern countries.

The victory wasn’t complete however. There are still a couple of ways for people from the six banned countries to enter the US legally. If they are a college student coming to school here, they can still enter, and if they have been recruited by a US business, they can accept the position, and move to the US legally. The ban itself is only good for 120 days, though the high court will hear the case in its entirety the first part of October when the new court session begins. That means that probably for two or three months, the ban will not be in place when the Supreme Court is negotiating the final results of the ban.

Overall, it’s a victory for Trump, but not so much on a political level. It was a victory for Trump on a policy level. There is law already on the books that Trump was following that gives the president the power to determine immigration priorities and to enforce them. That was exactly what Trump had done. It was the idiotic ramblings of both the 4th and 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the 9th is the most highly over-turned appellate court in the country) that made it political.

And so, what we are seeing is the beginning of a new era in Supreme Court decisions. With the 9th Circus pretty much out of the picture now, they aren’t going to be able to do more than slow down conservative agendas…with the Supreme Court standing by to slap them down on every count. Once again, it is the left’s version of trying to legislate from the bench that is going to be curtailed from here on out. And that is a good thing, regardless what side you are on. The courts in this country are not supposed to legislate, they are supposed to interpret laws. In this particular decision, both the 9th and 4th Circuits legislated from the bench, re-writing existing laws to fit their political agendas. That is a very dangerous situation and I’m very happy for one, to see it stopped dead in its tracks.

In another decision, the Trinity Lutheran Church won its case against the State of Missouri. If you missed this one it was a little weird. Trinity Lutheran had a pea gravel playground and wanted to take part in the State of Missouri’s Scrap Tire Program, whereby they use recycled tires to create a poured-in surface, making it much easier and safer for the children playing on the equipment. The State of Missouri had denied the request, citing Trinity Lutheran was a church and went with the old “separation of church and state” argument. The Supreme Court knocked that one down as well on a 7-2 vote with Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissenting.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

It’s GOT To Stop!

Yeah, lately I’ve been on sort of a rant about the media, and the left and their vitriolic rhetoric and hate speech. Today, we shift gears. Today we talk about Donald Trump. See, it’s not just the left’s fault. Oh, trust me, a LOT of it is, but it’s also the fault of some (not all) of those on the right. And Donald J. Trump heads that list.

This guy loves to tweet because he says it gives him direct access to the public without having to go through a very liberal, very biased media. That is certainly true. But the thing Trump doesn’t understand is that sometimes…no, a LOT of the time, he needs a filter. He needs to have someone read his tweets before he hits the “send” button. I know that’s the unadulterated way on how he feels, but it’s not the way a president should be talking. It’s partly because of that you get idiots like Pelosi and Schumer spouting off their brand of hate-speech, which granted is 100 times worse than what Trump is saying, truth or not.

Basically, if Washington is going to cure this country’s problem of division, you aren’t going to do it by being on “Team Scalise” as Pelosi said at the charity baseball game the other night. You’re only going to do it by coming together and stop the in-fighting. Now, that’s going to be toughest for the Dems because that is really their only weapon, at least until next election. Trump has to, in his own mind, fight the Russian investigation, the obstruction of justice investigation, the media that’s out to get him, and the left in order to get his message out. But there are better ways. Every other president has used the “Bully Pulpit” and gone directly to the American public with TV speeches. Trump could certainly do an Oval Office speech telling everyone that he is going to stop using Twitter and start being “normal”. That would be a big first step in this. And he needs to do it sooner rather than later.

The media isn’t going to change until they are forced to. The only thing they understand are ratings, and unless we all stop watching news channels and the networks, they are going to get wilder and wilder and push the envelope as Megyn Kelly has shown. That is the only thing they listen to. Stop watching and listening to them, and watch how they change.

But it’s got to start somewhere, and I think if Trump were to quit Twitter and say that he’s doing it because that’s HIS part in all of this, it would be a big first step. Then the pressure goes to the snowflakes to change their behavior, and if they don’t, you bring out the finger pointing every time they spew their hate. You point at them and call them snowflakes, and tell them what ugly people they are and you do it in front of the TV cameras. You go on the talk shows and tell the hosts how biased they are. They’ll get the message soon enough. And of course, what I said the other day about slapping a $10,000,000 fine on any cable channel or network or newspaper that is spewing fake news, and banning the reporter from ever working in the industry again, would be a good second step.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

Dems Argument On Health Care Doesn’t Hold Water

The word of the day for snowflakes everywhere is “mean”. The new Republican Healthcare bill making its way through the Senate is “mean”. The Republican House bill that was passed a while back is “mean”. The reason? Dems are worried that the GOP is going to tank their healthcare bill…which they don’t seem to think is mean. Let me respond to that.

The Democrats lied and cheated in order to get their healthcare bill through congress seven years ago. Do you remember all the cater walling and cajoling they did with their own members just to get their vote? If you were a member of either body of congress, and you wanted something…ANYTHING…all you had to do is say you weren’t going to vote for Obamacare until you got it, and VOILA! You got it.

Do you remember the president of the United States telling everybody repeatedly that “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor”? and “If you like your healthcare plan you can keep your healthcare plan”? Did he lie when he told you that? Of course he did. He knew damn well that you were going to lose your healthcare plan AND your doctor.

Did the Democrats know back then that there would come a time when insurance companies would pull out leaving states with one or in a lot of cases no insurance options? Did they know back then when they passed this monstrosity that the healthcare bill they were passing would go bankrupt in just seven years? Yes…they did.

So why did they do it in the first place?

Because Obamacare was a placeholder. Much like the Republican plan is a placeholder today. The GOP can’t repeal Obamacare because they don’t have 60 votes in the Senate. And there is no way any Democrat in the world is going to vote for the GOP plan. They would be committing political suicide. The Dems wanted Obamacare to fail so they could switch over to a single payer healthcare system (it’s called Socialized Medicine), and finish the job. Much like what the GOP is trying to do with the current bill. Pass something that gets rid of the bad parts of Obamacare, which is most, and then win eight seats in the Senate next year to be able to finish the job.

The other thing that bothers me is the language the snowflakes use. Obama himself calls the whole thing “mean” because if you plan on getting old, sick, or infirmed, you’re going to be out of luck. He isn’t taking any of the blame for HIS plan that is dying on the vine because no one wants it, insurance companies are bailing on it, and it’s going broke faster than my Uncle Luke in Vegas. That, in a nutshell is partisan, is a lie, and isn’t responsible. The Dems passed what we have and it’s dying. They need to stand up and take credit for their terrible judgement, and level with the American people.

I’m not saying the Republicans have the answer. Actually the answer is to get government out of the picture, and go back to what we had. We don’t need to have some behemoth governmental giant trying to tell us what we can and can’t get fixed with our health. That’s the problem the VA has right now…how’s that working out for the veterans in this country? But the deal is, when business has a handle on things, you let business fix what’s wrong with it, or people will stop doing business with them. If you let government handle something business should be handling you ALWAYS end up with something that costs way too much, delivers way too little, and is a terrible idea. It happens that way every single time it’s tried…and that’s just another reason liberalism doesn’t work!

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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!