Wednesday, July 31, 2019

More Poor Republicans Then Democrats

THE GRIO- Twitter users pointed out that 8 out of 10 states with the lowest poverty levels in the United States are blue states, while 8 out of 9 states with the highest level of poverty across this great land of ours are red states, according to CENSUS DATA.

Most Federally Dependent States
Hint.. most of them are under Republican control

The 10 States That Give More to the Feds Than They Get Back
Hint.. most of them are under Democratic control.

Maybe it's just a coincidence, eh?

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Trump's Solution For Baltimore's Problems

Tweeting his brains out for over 24 hours railing against Cummings.

Wit And Wisdom of President Ronald Reagan

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Trump Has Little Nice To Say About Our Country

Here's a president who should be calling our elected officials in our troubled American cities and ask what he can do to help make things right. Instead he fritters away his time trash talking every country, place or person that won't kowtow to his ever changing whims. At what point will conservatives of character step forth to reclaim the values of the Republican party by saying enough is enough.

This is no longer about liberal or conservative ideology. Rather it's about whether Nikita Khrushchev's prediction will finally be fulfilled.

AOC Has Idea How To Lower Drug Prices

Lower drug prices leads to lower insurance premiums. In other words all we have to do is roll back legislation to where it once said companies cannot buy their own stock. There's another reason why they shouldn't be allowed. It drives up stock prices masking them less affordable.

She's not exactly endearing to her fellow legislators who welcome lobbyists money nor industry executives wishing to keep enriching their pockets like they always have. No wonder she's constantly under attack. She is a game spoiler to the business-as-usual crowd in Washington.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Trump Needs To Stay In His Own Lane

Chill. Don't worry about it.
It's already been taken care of yesterday.

PIX 11
3 arrests made in Harlem, Brooklyn cop-drenching incidents
"Thompson, 28, is being charged with obstructing governmental administration, criminal nuisance, tampering with evidence, disorderly conduct and harassment, sources said. Bowden, 28, and Scott, 23, face charges of criminal mischief, harassment and disorderly conduct."

What ya want... AG Barr to execute em?

AG Barr Reinstates The Federal Death Penalty

NBC News
Barr also directed the federal government to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murder.
"Attorney General William Barr has ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty after a 16-year pause, the Department of Justice announced Thursday."

Does the death penalty deter someone from taking the life of another?

Sunday, July 21, 2019

If You Don't Like This Country LEAVE!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

FOX News Is The Very Definition Of Hypocrisy

What If Fox News Covered Trump the Way It Covered Obama?

Maybe they ought to fire this bunch. Put them in reruns substituting the name Trump for Obama's. They could save a fortune on salaries.

Was Obama An Elitist?

Hannity Thought So

Hey Sean, how are the burgers at Mar-a-Lago? BTW I helped make that mustard right here at Kraft Foods in Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. The seeds were imported from Canada.

Wait. That's not the worst thing Obama did...


Better Sean?

Friday, July 19, 2019

Quick Trump Fact Check

He who lives in a glass house....

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Obama's Final Words As President

Sometimes we forget what a "real" president sounds like...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tucker Carlson Deflections

Speaking of deflections... Kelly Ann is a master at it.

These two aren't alone.

Is "Go Back To Your Country" Racist?

If you don't know,
you probably are one.

I'd Be Leary To Buy Into New Development

The Home News
Lack Of Sewer Agreement Between Allen, Northampton Leaves Residents Without Homes
"Without an agreement, developers cannot hook up homes to the sewer system. With no hook up, residents are not allowed to move into their new homes."

Way back when we were looking for a home I never considered a brand new one. Within five years of one our relatives moving in the foundation developed a crack allowing underground water to seep in. They had to install a permanent sump pump to remove the water, A coworker had to redo his entire septic lines because of faulty piping installed by the contractor. About a year after that (because other homes were later drilling their wells) he had to have his dug another 100 feet. Still one other person I knew had his neighborhood begin experiencing sink holes due to the way the rocky earth below was bulldozed over. I've also read about how incorrectly installed stucco began molding beneath. Another where backyard flooding problems began after other homes were built upgrade from them.

Oh you renters aren't out of the woods either. For a couple years I was the maintenance guy for several complexes around here. Here's a few problems some of these buildings had. The wiring was aluminum connected to copper wirings for appliances. In short they don't play well together. Decks were built over entrances. Problem is the decks were slatted. Not water proof. Central air conditioners were installed in living room closets to the outside making it a extremely draftee in the winter. Water would flow into crawl spaces beneath the first floor making it musty smelling. The main breakers were installed outside causing the springs in them to unnecessarily trip in the cold winter months. Intake and outtake duct work for the heating was installed ceiling height instead of floor level. Hall outlets and some outside lighting was connected to individual apartments rather then to the "house meter". There were several other problems I'd rather not be too specific about lest some one might figure out which complex they were. Suffice it to say several were built similarly.

Needless to say I suspect some of these older downtown conversions may not be entirely separate from each other when it comes to wiring and hot water plumbing.

So the point is..
(1) If your buying a home it's always wise to invest in a home inspector. (2) Whether your renting or buying try a get to know your future neighbors and what they have to say. Above all else don't rush into things without doing some homework first.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

John Kasich It Should Have Been Him

A President Should Be A Unifier
Not A Divider, (July 18, 2016)

April 12, 2016

On Illegal Immigration (02/12/20I6)

Look at what we ended up with instead

Trump says--
" If you're not happy here you can leave"

Will he take his own advice?

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Contentious Border Crisis

Here's The Entire House Oversight Committee Hearing

Vice President Pence is blaming this entirely on Democrats. Meanwhile Trump's trying to distract by flooding 100% of his twitter account all morning rehashing his attacks on Obama, Hillary and the entire Mueller investigation.

Here's Where I Stand
Over two weeks ago both sides of congress passed a $4.5b Senate border aid package which Trump signed. So there are no more excuses for this. Even without this EXTRA funding it is entirely this administration's responsibility for these conditions. Trump's been in office for 2 1/2 years now. How long does he need to get his act together?

You damn well know if the shoe were on the other foot the Republicans, FOX News and the rest of the worms would have been all over Obama and justifiably so. Instead Donald and company are more focused on destroying democrats (both past and present) then resolving these conditions. In fact seem to be escalating them using them as pawns in their never ending game to eradicate "communist", "Extreme Leftists" from the face of the Earth.

Let me put this clearly as possible. Once you become president and appoint all your people to run these agencies.. YOU OWN THE RESULTS. Not Obama. Not Hillary. Not the Media. Not congress. YOU DO MR. PRESIDENT. Congress didn't pick your department heads. YOU DID. Trump insists and argues constantly how congress has little say when it comes to his executive policy decisions. If that's what you want to do as president so-be-it. But this is no excuse for creating conditions which would even get a animal zoo shut down.

Look I know we can't have a never ending flood of immigrants. I understand that. BUT.. no civilized caring country should be deliberately going out of their way to make things more miserable then they need be. We have laws against robbery and murder. It doesn't stop them. Neither will this punishment either. Solutions lie elsewhere.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

89 Year Old Ross Perot Dies

America was at a crossroads. One that may never come again. I don't know what the hell more the American voter could want in a president. Here was a man who served 4 years in the military. Became a self made billionaire (twice over). AND according to Wikipedia-- In 1986, Perot became only the third American to receive the Winston Churchill Award for his efforts on behalf of American POWs in Vietnam in the 1960s and for organizing the rescue of two EDS employees from a prison in Iran.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Amazon Dot Com 1999

A story about the American dream.


It's been said people are too preoccupied with working instead of becoming rich. Damnit why didn't somebody tell me this 50 years ago!

Insulin Caravans

Talk, Talk, Talk
When is government going to do something!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Climate Change News

Denial of climate change is no longer an option. It's effects are becoming all too obvious. Even some companies are starting to react. So is Russia over rights to the "Northwest Passage" as the ice melts.

Saturday, July 06, 2019

Mother Jones (07/06/2019)
The Nation’s Largest Commercial Insurance Company Has Ditched Covering Coal
"Chubb will no longer underwrite the construction of new coal-fired power plants, according to the policy. It will also stop investing in companies that generate more than 30% of their revenues from coal mining or production, as well as phase out existing coverage for mining and utility companies that exceed the 30% threshold."

Arctic Today
Russia and Canada may lose their legal claim to Arctic seaways as ice melts
"At a hearing held by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Michael McDevitt, a retired rear admiral with the U.S. Navy, asked whether Russian claims to the Arctic were “in consonance with the Law of the Sea, "

BBC News
Is the Arctic set to become a main shipping route?
"For shipping firms transporting goods from China or Japan to Europe or the east coast of the US, the passage would cut thousands of miles off journeys that currently go via the Panama or Suez canals... Russia is trying to boost its northern economy, with plans to invest millions of dollars over the next few years to build nuclear-powered ice-breakers and develop port infrastructure along the Northern Sea Route."

So not only is global climate change a problem for crops, cities and severe weather damage but so too could result in international confrontations. Several reasons why we should confront global warming head on. OR.. we can continue to ignore the problem as though it doesn't exist.

Here's my response to the naysayers
Let us suppose we are completely wrong. Why would anyone think drilling holes in our land, oceans and tunneling underground stripping our limited resources polluting them all be a better idea? Think of Earth as a living being. Like germs in our gut only a certain amount is tolerable before it becomes too sick to host the bacteria which depend on it.

Face it. We're living in a fishbowl. In the big scheme of things Earth (our fishbowl) will continue on indefinitely should it become uninhabitable like the billions of other planets. I think we should be very concerned. considering we are the only biological species we've been able to find throughout the entire universe. If these aren't reasons enough to be concerned with 'climate change' there's nothing more can be said.

Renewable Energy. We're Getting There

Here's some good news...
11 EU States Already Met 2020 Renewable Energy Target
"The European Union produced 17.5 percent of its power needs from renewable sources in 2017, while 11 of the bloc's 28 members had already achieved a 2020 goal of 20 percent or more... The targets are part of the bloc's overall drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 in line with the Paris Agreement"

Wikipedia- "Renewable energy accounted for 12.2 % of total primary energy consumption and 14.94 % of the domestically produced electricity in the United States in 2016... Preliminary electricity production by renewable sources in 2018 was 17.06%

This in spite of the Donald's mockery.

Shhh, don't nobody tell the Donald.

Yeah sure.. Ok Donald

Friday, July 5, 2019

Belated 4th Of July Messages

Sorry this post comes a day late but these two voices from the past are what was missing with yesterday's celebrations. Who walks among us today to speak with such eloquence and knowledge like these two?

They spoke of unity, idealism and sacrifice. Just about the opposite of everything we're now exposed to. Instead speaking toward unity it seems we've come to be a nation where everybody is at each other's throats because we feel slighted in some way.

Red, Paul and the people in the past of which they spoke are all dead and gone. So too the American idea?

Air Kaepernicks On Sale

Good Lord, when is this guy's two minutes of fame going to expire?

Monday, July 1, 2019

Two Faces Of FOX News

I don't have a problem if they are against Democrats and liberals...
Completely shifting 180 on their positions on foreign policy is something else all together.