Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Nuclear Option

“The Nuclear Option” is a procedural change enacted by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) in 2013 which lowered the threshold for Congressional confirmations (except for the Supreme Court) to a simple majority.

The Nuclear Option

And now Congress can get stuff DONE?

It was done purportedly to restart a stalled Congress mired by “Republican Obstructionism”.  Basically, it allowed the party in power to roll over the minority like a freight train.  Traditionally, the use of the filibuster gave an opportunity for pause—for both sides to be heard and possibly persuade others to join in their cause.  This change allowed for Mr. Obama to dictate and Democrats to confirm, sans discussion.

The various media personalities had a field day with this.  Considering EVERYTHING wrong with Government was the fault of the Republicans this finally allowed the People’s business to get done.  Traditionally, the Filibuster has been the ONLY method for the minority party to be heard.

So here is the rub: Democrats cried foul when in the minority and the Republicans proposed this.  They cheered loudly when they struck a blow for “Democracy” and now they are shaking in their boots that turnabout is fair play. (We are a Constitutional Republic!).  My ONLY concern is that the weenies we voted into office do NOT give an inch of ground to those cowards who begged for mercy then showed none.

Sen. Harry Reid(D-Nev)

“The consistent and unprecedented obstruction by the Republican caucus has turned ‘advise and consent’ to ‘deny and obstruct’,” he said on the Senate floor ahead of the vote. “It’s time to get the Senate working again, not for the good of the current Democratic majority or some future Republican majority but for the good of the United States of America.”

I should have put Sen. Harry Reid in the “Bully” post

 

Take a listen to this.  Prophetically, listen to Democratic strategist Maria Cardona on a CNN panel.  She is the last person in the last couple of seconds.  “There’s no question we could come one day to regret this.”

 

Freakin’ A!

How to handle a bully

When I was a kid, I ran like a jackrabbit from bullies of ALL genders.  A classmate of mine, Viola Whiteside, was my main defender. She could run, fight and was all around fun to be with.  One fateful day as I was watching the Ant-farm in the back of my 4th grade class the teacher, Miss Holmquist, asked me to return to my seat.  I turned around and Steven, class bully, was there to torment me—a target of opportunity.  I was startled and just “reacted” like my uncle Trellis had taught me.  I flattened the kid out and stepped over him to get back to my seat.  From nowhere, Viola exclaimed “it’s about time!”.  LAST time I got my ass kicked!

I just read an article that Iran had a few warning shots from a 50 cal across the bow of 4 of their surface vessels.  This has not been an isolated incident and certainly not the first in recent months:

A year ago Iran “detained” 2 U.S. Navy vessels and their crews.  Since this was during the Presidential campaign season, Republican potentials spoke out about the act.  Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Ca), commented on MSNBC about how “diplomacy” between our Countries is “working” (“You poor deluded girl” per Adam West as Batman).

Iran “detains” American sailors

was the treatment warranted?
crews from 2 U.S. Navy boats taken prisoner by Iran

And how did Iran GET to be a bully?  Mr. Obama allowed it, no—he ENCOURANGED it.  This seems to be SOP for Democrat Presidents:  allow someone to get in your dish, politely ask them if they are making good decisions and accept their response without challenge.

Iran’s live-fire passes close to USN aircraft carrier

Excerpt (emphasis added):

“Cmdr. Kyle Raines, a U.S. Central Command spokesman, said in a statement to the Associated Press early Wednesday that Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval vessels fired “several unguided rockets” after giving only 23 minutes’ notice over maritime radio that a live-fire exercise would be carried out. The incident was first reported by NBC News.

Raines described the Iranian fleet’s actions as “highly provocative”.

“Firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic lane is unsafe, unprofessional and inconsistent with international maritime law,” the spokesman said.

While the United States has complained previously about other Iranian war games and maneuvers there, Saturday’s incident comes after a series of weapons tests and other moves by Tehran following this past summer’s nuclear deal.”

Ahh, yes…The DEAL!

“This is a BIG F-ing Deal” (VP Joe Biden)

The Deal (fantasy)

The Deal (reality)

And then there is the America-Iran money laundry:

Money laundering

So today, when Iran again tries the Same-o same-o, we get up on our haunches.

Not THIS time, bub!

Nothing big, nothing fancy: 3 shots from a fifty caliber and 4 boats break off their run.  This just illustrates what I have said previously.  If you are not respected, you are not feared.  Mr. Obama has done everything possible to tell the world we regret having and using our might over the centuries.  We regret being the “Haves” to their “Have nots” and above all we regret being a FREE PEOPLE.

Just as Iran released the Embassy staff on 20 January 1981 after 444 days (President Reagan’s inauguration) post President James Earl Carter I predict we will see a MAJOR shift in policy towards them on 20 January 2017 when Mr. Trump takes office.  He KNOWS how to handle a bully

You kick his ass

 

 

 

Scorched Earth Policy

Scorched Earth Policy consists of destroying anything usable to the enemy as you vacate an area.  The Russians employed this tactic during the War of 1812 as Napoleon was invading. William Tecumseh Sherman’s “March to the Sea” during the Civil War (1864) left millions of dollars of destruction in his wake for the advancing Union forces.  President Barack Hussein Obama’s reluctance to vacate the Oval Office in 2016 and January 2017 is an effort to deny the “Peaceful Transition of Power” to President-elect Donald J. Trump.

The simplest way to look at it is “If I cant have it, NOBODY can!

Excerpt (Emphasis added) :

“Now, it is no secret that the president-elect and I have some pretty significant differences,” Obama said. “But, remember, eight years ago President Bush and I had some pretty significant differences. But President Bush’s team could not have been more professional or more gracious in making sure we had a smooth transition so that we could hit the ground running. And one thing you realize quickly in this job is that the presidency and the vice presidency is bigger than any of us.”

The “peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of our democracy,” Obama added, insisting that come January, “we are going to show that to the world.”

Another promise made, another promise broken.

Peaceful Transition of Power”

Mr. Obama has never been one to pull punches.  In that regard, I must say I admire him.  I, too, tend to be blunt at times when a measured tone is more appropriate.  Still, all I do is tell someone what they NEED to hear, there is no force of law behind my words.  You will not find yourself an enemy of the state by NOT acceding to my wishes.  Think of poor Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

Benghazi YouTube Filmmaker Lives Quiet Life In L.A. Homeless Shelter

 

Aside:  I guess he STILL will not have his day in Court! (This is a PAID site.  I just added the link so you could see that there was an active Court Filing)

Nakoula vs. United States of America

Off the top of my head, Mr. Obama has:

Backstabbed Israel

Evicted 35 Russian diplomats and families over spurious charges

Banned oil and gas drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas off the coast of Alaska, as well as some Atlantic coast areas (a BIGGIE with some 22% of the World’s undiscovered oil and natural gas reserves).  I DID say TWENTY-TWO PERCENT, y’all

Oil and natural gas reserves

Designated 1.65 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments.  Under the Antiquities Act Mr. Obama has severely restricted use  of 553 million acres.  That is an area roughly 138 times the size of Belize or Wales.  With the stroke of a pen, an action that was DESIGNED by the Antiquities Act to be nearly impossible to undo.

Antiquities Act of 1906

President Obama may not have performed the traditional Scorched Earth with that one but he DID render the land unusable for the purposes of commercial enterprises that WOULD have provided economic and energy independence for the U.S.

Why would he do these things?  Pissed that Senator Clinton lost to an “upstart”?Embarrassed that for all his ministering, the PEOPLE wanted FRESH blood and ideas?  Just plain mad that his “reign” was through?

Who can truly say WHY people do the things they do.  All we know is that as he heads out the door, someone better be checking his pockets.

 

 

 

 

Wait for it……………..!

The 115th Congress convenes a little over an hour from now.  The new legislative session starts at noon on January 3rd of the odd year.  Why is that important?  The 114th session ends at 1155 on the 3rd.  Essentially, there will be a 5 minute window where the Congress is NOT in session.

Okay, here is the sauce for the Goose.  Remember last year when Mr. Obama wanted to appoint Merrick Garland to fill Justice Scalia’s vacancy on the Supreme Court?  The GOP controlled Congress used a Democrat “loophole” to stall any hearings until post Presidential election to the dismay of many.  Since the Congress had not technically adjourned for the Holiday, Mr. Obama was Constitutionally restrained from following his baser instincts of  using his “pen and his phone”. A.K.A. the Recess Appointment.  Recall, Mr. Obama said he preferred to use the legislative process until it was inconvenient to him (paraphrased and read between the lines)

read CAREFULLY "between" the lines
How Mr. Obama’s speeches should be viewed

Obama On Executive Actions: ‘I’ve Got A Pen And I’ve Got A Phone’

Recess Appointments

I predict he will use that small opportunity to ram yet another unwanted action so far up our derriere’s that we will be tasting shoe leather for some time to come.  Granted, the GOP will piss and moan but unless they have REALLY been empowered by Mr. Trump they will once again let this slide.

Heaven forbid they get accused of racism in defying our second Black President. Yup, you read right.  In 1998, President William Jefferson Clinton was referred to as our FIRST black President.  Not inasmuch as skin tone but the life he had lead.  If that is the litmus test for someone’s ethnicity, what does that make Mr. Obama?  I do not know a whole lot of brothers that grew up in Hawaii, Indonesia or attended Harvard Law.

First Black President