Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Things Haven't Changed Much

Uncle Jay Explains: Apr. 21, 2014



Ok let's go way back to January 21st 2008


To learn more about Uncle Jay see my post from March 18, 2017:
     Where Did Uncle Jay Go?


Insane Monster Truck Trick

"Lee O'Donnell landed the first-ever front flip at the Monster Jam World Finals Sunday in front of a stunned crowd in Las Vegas. O'Donnell started the flip by driving on his two back wheels with the front of his car suspended in the air, and then the unthinkable happened"

More Details Here: Daily Mail.com


Monday, March 27, 2017

Here's What's Going On In The Swamp Today (03/27/2017)

"The Golden State legislator briefly disappeared the night before he announced that the Trump transition team had been the victim of “incidental surveillance... the White House did not know he was there, either." COMMENT: Or so we're led to believe.



"Yhe Law Department claimed 78,500 cigarette shipments — sent illegally from state Indian Reservations — cost the state and city more than $35 million in tax money" COMMENT: OMG--does this mean UPS is suppose check every online purchase they deliver someday too? So I guess this means they are suppose to act a collection agency for the government w/o compensation.



"John Podesta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 national campaign chairman, may have violated federal law by failing to disclose the receipt of 75,000 shares of stock from a Kremlin-financed company when he joined the Obama White House in 2014" COMMENT: Russian roots run deep. Should have elected the only clean candidate when we had the chance--Bernie Sanders.



"A court-appointed investigator has found that the United States Attorney’s Office for Kansas is in possession of hundreds of phone and video recordings of communications between attorneys and their clients, inmates at a privately run prison facility in Leavenworth." COMMENT: Looks like a lot of cases could be tossed out. Smooth move Ex-Lax.





Simpler Times:
Remember when swamp gas could explain away any strange goings on?


Healthcare Bill Failed Next Up The Budget

Next on the agenda is the budget for 2018. A few day's ago the White House released it's "blueprint" draft 62 pages in length.

NPR Was Kind Enough To Post The Entire Document
https://apps.npr.org/documents/document.html?id=3518196-2018-Blueprint


If this administration thought healthcare repeal and replace was a toughie they haven't seen anything yet. Whether one agrees with the White House's draft or not what we're about to see is one hellva' battle. Especially looking over just a few of these cuts..


This president has the habit of taking credit when things go right Then pointing the finger at others when they do not on twitter. If things go the way I think they will over the next few weeks his twitter fingers are going to be blistered. It's almost certain too there will be plenty of foot blisters to go around when protestors most likely take to the streets if the past is any indication.

Although I prefer to sit this one out I do have a few thoughts before the games begin. What we have here is similar to football. We have two teams. One, the conservatives. The other, liberals.

On the conservative team you have players willing to trip up other players on their own team so they can't reach the goal. Some range from a no government policy to less government. Because of this division they failed to reach an agreement on healthcare.

On the liberal team--players may have trouble getting on the team because owners (voters) didn't want to fully staff the entire team. Hence we have an unequal number of players going into the game.

The outcome of the game will be determined by which team is more able to unite their players better then the other despite one having less players. If both teams--because each of their inadequacies end up tying the game it will go into OT (a government shutdown). And that folks is where I think we're headed.

But this isn't football. This is real life. If government goes into indefinite OT (shutdown) fans aren't going to stick around forever waiting to see how things turn out for their team. They'll leave disappointed and pissed off with both sides along with the players they supported. Fans may not show up for the next game (election).

That's why it's important players (politicians) treat each another fairly and respectfully on both sides--even those on their own team. If sports teams acted this way it would be the end of the road for whatever sports we're talking about. When it comes to sports (just like government) it's important that fans (citizens) have confidence there will be a fair outcome in how the game is played. Otherwise I fear rioting in the stands.

So yeah I'm concerned what may be on the road ahead with this president stirring the pot. When players fight like hell fans tend to get involved in kind. This is not good for either America nor it's people. Is this the fate that awaits us?

Gosh I hope not!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Trump Handed Germany A $374 Billion Invoice for NATO





Let me explain this simply as possible. The United States nor Trump is in charge of some military corporation. This is an agreement between nations. Who the hell is Trump or the United States to think otherwise?

Somebody needs to stop this loon before he causes any more damage