We were out for dinner with some other couples a few months ago, in a south suburban beanery. The youngest person in the group was in the fifties and the oldest in the mid- 60’, so we were all “Baby Boomers.” As per usual, the gals were all together on one end chatting about God knows what; and the guys on another end were drinking, cursing, and solving all the world’s problems. The only things missing was a couple of big stogies and muttonchops.
One guy, and I’m being intentionally vague, brought up the question, “Well, come January 1, are you going to partake?” The question was obviously directed as to whether any of us would participate in ingesting marijuana when it becomes legal in Illinois. As mentioned, we were all Baby Boomers, so the subject of whether to partake or not to partake wasn’t really as taboo as the generation before us, but certainly not as common as what I would believe the generations after us have become accustomed.
It was a good question, and everybody thought considerably before answering. Final answers ranged from “heck, yeah” to he “didn’t think so.” One guy coyly said he’d “take the 5th.” Quite frankly, I was surprised by the hesitation to answer, myself included. I’m not sure if the hesitation was due to not really having thought about it before, as it has always been illegal and therefore out of mind, or was it a matter they just didn’t want to reveal their inclinations at this time?
It also occurred to me later that having the wife within earshot might have had something to do with their answers. Some guys might have a thought about his future pot usage, but the wife might have another thought about his pot usage that doesn’t necessarily align with hers. He probably hadn’t checked this out with his better half.
If you think about it, it’s an interesting question for us Baby Boomers, many, if not most of who probably smoked pot in their teens but stopped when all the responsibilities of being an adult mounted. Liquor was legal and easily available without the taboo, so it became an easier relaxant. One could drink in a bar, but it was frowned upon greatly of smoking a joint. You’d likely get tossed out on your ear or the police would be called. There surely can’t be many Baby Boomers however who was never exposed to pot at some time, whether inhaled of not...ala Bill Clinton.
According ABC News, the new law, passed by the Illinois General Assembly – HB 1438, Illinois citizens over the age of 21 can purchase up to 30 grams (about an ounce) of pot for smoking in their home, effective January 1, 2020. Or there is the option of edibles, candies laced with pot, which will allow up to 500 mgs. Or one can buy 5 grams of cannabis concentrate product, whatever that is. Having no idea how much pot any of those amounts are, I am not sure what happens if one were to just to go to another store for more pot. Keep in mind though, you’re employer probably has a whole different view on this.
Illinois is the 11th state to legalize pot. Illinois will sell to out-of-state folks too, but they can only buy half as much – a provision that totally goes over my head. It seems to me this provision is comparable to cutting the proverbial baby in half. If Joe is from Indiana, and it is not legal in Indiana, why would Illinois sell Joe any? Or conversely, if the object is to raise tax revenue, why not sell Joe twice as much?
Speaking of taxes, the tax paid depends on the amount of THC, the stuff that gives you the buzz, in the product. The more THC in the product, the more tax you pay, ranging from 10 – 25%. This is the state tax – the municipality where you buy your pot can add on a tax too, up to 3.75%. My understanding the state is recommending against a municipality tax.
If the law does not specify the price of pot, won’t the black market ironically dictate price? How’s this going to work if the black market is not removed? And the bigger question is, who knows how to get rid of the black market? If everything is equal but one party is selling with tax and one without, where are most folks going to buy pot? After all, there must be Baby Boomers that might try pot in order to give their liver a long over-due break.
Asking these questions for friends.
Remember when Hillary called Trump voters a “basket of deplorables.” Well MSNBC was recently looking under rocks and managed to find a former naval intelligence officer named Malcolm Nance who compared Trump voters to ISIS. Guess we know why he is a “former” intelligence officer.
CNN is now pushing a narrative that Trump supporters are trapped in a cult. Seriously!
Vanity Fair magazine mentioned the cult in an interview with George Conway, husband to Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, reporting that he tells people “she’s in a cult.” It should be noted Mr. Conway in not a fan of the president after being rejected for a position in the administration.
From there, CNN’s Chief Media correspondent, Brian Stelter, was able to get Anthony Scaramucci, who held the job - for a week - of House Director of Communications under Trump, to repeat the cult mantra.
Stelter parlayed that to get former CBS News Anchor, Dan Rather to repeat the cult chant. Rather went so far as to include Senator McConnell under the spell of the cult. To jog your memory, Rather disgraced himself when he used unconfirmed documents for a story on GW Bush’s National Guard service. Ever wonder how many other stories Rather may have manipulated in his 44 years of “reporting?”
All of this cult absurdity may stem from a book by Steve Hassan, called “The Cult of Trump.” Hassan was trapped in the San Myung Moon’s Unification Church cult back in the ‘70’s and has since made a living being a “de-programmer” for people in the clutches of a cult.
Hassan claims Trump is using mind control over his supporters. (Note – I did not read the book) If you think about that, stating Trump supporters’ brains are being manipulated, he hubristically implies that all 63 million of us are stupid because of our choice of candidate for president. And if we are really that ignorant, then perhaps we will buy his book and/or sign up for his de-programming services before November of 2020. Bless his little capitalistic heart.
With the Left, it never stops! Are we to put any confidence in the people promoting these conspiracies?
Some folks on both sides of the aisle are starting to quote the late Rodney King, “Why can’t we all get along?” Mr. King was the man beaten violently by the Los Angeles police after he fled arrest. This touched off the bloody Los Angeles riots in 1992 when policemen were acquitted in a criminal court. King later received a large settlement in a civil suit and eventually drowned with a snoot full of dope.
It’s naïve to “all get along” when the Left has spent every minute of the Trump presidency thus far trying to impeach him and calling us deplorable, racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, white supremacist, ISIS, and now gullible enough to fall under the spell of a cult…as Mr. Hassan did. And while they are doing this, the Main stream media cheer-leads their efforts. I don’t know about you folks, but I’m just not very hospitable when called names.
Reviewing some of the moronic politicians and celebrities that guaranteed Trump would never win the White House, in front of large crowds or the camera, is revealing.
Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G87UXIH8Lzo
Politicians from Lindsay Graham on the right to Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama on the Left piled on. Obama made un-presidential jokes about Trump on the campaign trail.
Then there were nearly every celebrity and all the late-night talk show clowns bashing a Trump candidacy for the camera. Seth Myer made fun of a Trump candidacy at a banquet, with Trump sitting in the audience. Everyone roared with laughter, except Trump, who had a camera pointed at him. Who’s the idiot now, Seth?
Even news pundits George Will, Lou Dobbs, Carl Rove, George Stephanopoulos and Bob Beckle got in on the act. Pelosi and Beckle moronically guaranteed Trump would never win.
You suppose these people have a common interest? None of them apologized for their boorish behavior, but they all continue to bash our pick for president, as if they are smarter than Trump supporters.
And now they and their ilk, seeing nothing else working, still try to impeach him and promote phony theories in order for us to “all get along.” The nation is divided, they say, and we all need to come together – their way! It is we that need to relent, they say.
Their version of all of us getting along is for us to succumb to their Leftist ideals. To quote the recently late Elijah Cummins, “over my dead body.”
Please don’t let Hillary know I said that.
The other day I posted a rather innocuous message on Face Book. The message read, “Jeffery Epstein didn’t hang himself.” (I can’t help myself.)
These five words must have made its way past the so-called algorithms at Face Book headquarters as the message appeared normally. I got five “likes,” one comment, and two shares before it mysteriously disappeared.
Evidently, the message upset the gnomes at Face Book headquarters, as those types of Free Speech messages are no longer fit for public view, and are not tolerated in today’s society.
The head gnome, a nasty little unit who identifies by Henrietta, sent my message straight to Mark Zuckerberg. “Z” went berserk when he read it, tearing his best T-shirt in the process. He immediately sent it to Congressman Adam “Pencil-neck” Schiff.
And that is how I came to be called before the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
I found myself seated at this table staring up over a high bench at bug-eyed, pencil-necked chairman, Schiff, who’s bully pulpit towers over me. Everyone to his left scowls at me; anger and derision in their eyes. Everyone to his right looks bored out of their skulls.
I looked down and noticed “What difference does it make” etched into the table.
A rough transcript of our dialogue follows:
Pencil – Neck (PN): “Mr. Webber, do you know why we called you here today?”
Me: “No clue.”
PN: “It has come to our attention you stated publicly, Mr. Epstein didn’t hang himself, which we find disconcerting.”
Me: “OK. Who’s ‘we?’”
PN: Ignoring my question, “Well, what have you got to say for yourself, Mr. Webber?”
Me: “Call me, Alan.” (I smiled to break the ice.)
PN: “OK, Alan, I will repeat the question and I would ask you to only answer to what you’re asked.” (Three people to his left hissed) “What information have you got on the Epstein matter?”
Me: “Excuse me, but that’s not what you asked me originally.”
PN: (Eyes bulging) “Sarcasm is not flattering on you, Mr. Webber!”
Me: “You know, there are a few people that have told me that when rebutting my commentaries.” (Representative Nunes laughed out loud.)
PN: “Nonetheless, what information have you got on how Mr. Epstein came to his untimely demise?”
Me: “None, I was stating an opinion. That used to be legal in this country before you snowflakes took over.”
PN: (Scowling) “When you made the statement, “Jeffery Epstein didn’t hang himself,” are you talking about the financier who recently was tragically and mysteriously discovered deceased in his prison cell in Manhattan?”
Me: “Why was there another?”
PN: “We’ll ask the questions, Webber!” (I thought the eyeballs were going to come out of their sockets.)
Me: “Hey, I’m asking for a friend, did those two guards commit suicide yet?”
With this comment, the gavel slammed with all the force Schiff could muster while calling for a ten-minute break. Everyone on the right took out pillows for a nap. Everybody to the left headed off to a little office with Schiff, me in tow.
Once inside a dark room I was beaten, kicked, and spit upon, evidently for my insolence. I swear I heard Hillary’s laugh. Glad I didn’t ask about the whistleblower.
Ten minutes later I took my seat again at the table with all the hotshots staring down at me. Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio took one look at me and demanded to know who beat on me.
PN: “Mr. Jordan, we have no idea how that happened, but it is not your turn yet, so we will continue our questioning.” (While talking he never took his eyes off me in case I was going to talk out of turn in his proceedings. I just sat there, wiping spit off.)
PN: “Now, Webber, are you sure, Mr. Epstein is dead?”
Me: “Not really.”
PN: “Then why did you say he was?”
Me: “I didn’t. I said he didn’t hang himself.”
PN: “Who didn’t hang himself?”
Me: (perplexed) “Epstein!”
PN: “If he didn’t hang himself, why did you say he did?”
Me: (Head shaking) “I didn’t…, er ...my point was he was hung, but didn’t do it himself.”
PN: “And how do you know that?” (He leaned over his high bench; lips pursed.)
This grilling went on for twelve more hours. The people on the right side of Schiff had all snuck out some time during the proceedings. Those on the left continued to scowl and hiss me, never blinking.
Schiff did all the talking, dissecting every word of my post, turning them every which way.
Finding nothing to be gained with that path, he started dissecting each letter of the words…right up until it was time to wake up.
I might have to go back tomorrow.
Within our area, mention great high school football coaches and one name will usually come to mind, Bishop Mac’s Hall of Fame Coach, Rich Zinanni, the coach with the third most wins in Illinois history.
But if one were to travel just twelve miles south, through all that corn, to Central High School, they would find an unassuming former science teacher, virtually unknown to anyone outside of the Central area or High School coaches circle, who is becoming one of the best football coaches within the area’s history.
If he stays coaching 3-4 more years, he will be in the top 50 all-time in Illinois wins himself.
Sporting a goatee and his trademark khaki shorts throughout the football season, regardless of the weather, former Idaho boy, Brian Spooner is quietly amassing an incredible record with Central football, where the sport is king. (Central is my Alma mater but I somehow managed to graduate, long before Spooner's arrival.)
Central just completed another extraordinary year, going undefeated for the season before losing to Fieldcrest in the 2A quarter-final playoffs by a score of 37-19. It didn't help that three of Central's players were out with injuries, but Coach Spooner would never complain. They wound up with a sparkling 11-1 record this year.
Spooner, also Dean of Students, has been coaching football for 25 seasons, 22 of them at Central. He has guided the Comets to 158 wins, more than double any former Central coach. Additionally, he has been at the helm for ten conference titles, 2 state semifinals and 5 quarterfinals appearances. He too is a member of the Illinois High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Having grown up in Chebanse, I know the football teams at Central are predominately made up of the sons of hard-working farmers and blue-collar workers from the small Otto, Chebanse, Clifton, and Ashkum areas. Life is simpler in those areas where everybody knows everyone else. There are no special "recruits" coming to Central, nor anyone going on to play football in major college programs. The last one to do so, Bill Burrell, was over 60 years ago. They are young men destined for the workforce after school and/or college.
Yet, year-after-year, Spooner takes kids “from the corn” under his wing and molds them into near championship caliber. He hasn't quite gotten to the big game yet in Champaign, but often gets close. He will have another opportunity next year as many on this year's team will return. Spooner does this by the force of his own nature - those kids will run through a wall for him. He can be tough, but they love him because he always has their back.
I witnessed that force of nature, first-hand, back in 2008 when my son, Zach played football for him...begrudgingly, in his senior year. Zach had been playing football with the same boys since they were in Pee-Wee football, and quite frankly, they were never very good. In the previous eleven years of playing football for dads posing as coaches, winning seasons were rare. There was no reason to think anything would be different in 2008.
The season started out with Central surprisingly winning its first two games. They went to Chester next, south of St. Louis, and lost a game they probably should have won. Next on the schedule was St. Joe, a team with a long history of beating this Central class like a “red-headed-step-child.” Somehow, Spooner willed those boys to win that game in a squeaker; and the fire was lit. They realized then if they could beat St. Joe, they, as a team, could beat anybody. You saw it in their eyes.
That marginally talented team stomped their way to a 10-3 record, coming within one game of going to the big dance in Champaign, losing to the eventual State Champion, Immaculate Conception. That season will always be one of the highlights of their lives, directly attributed to Spooner. After that last loss to IC, Zach came to me, tears in his eyes, thanking me for encouraging him to keep playing football.
To this day, he and his friends speak often, both fondly and reverentially about the “Coach.” Spooner’s credo of “fifteen minutes early is fifteen minutes late,” has stayed with them, teaching them to always be prepared.
Central doesn’t always get as much press as the more “local” teams. You probably would be hard-pressed to find many people outside the area who could name the football coach at Central. That’s a shame as Central is fortunate to have a real jewel in Coach Brian Spooner.
It’s getting tedious writing about political theater. It takes quite a bit of time to keep up with the political shenanigans, and quite frankly, affects a fella’s mood. Some of the distractions being allowed now, such as Adam Schifts kangaroo court, to use as just one example, are criminal, as well as embarrassing to our country. Question – what if the Republicans just stopped paying attention to the Schift circus?
Politics seems to be a never-ending festival of elected officials reaching into our pockets or usurp the powers the Founding Fathers bestowed upon us. Then there are those just biding time, enjoying the generous benefits they have bestowed upon themselves.
There was a meme on Face Book that, much like the race car circuit, called for politicians to wear advertisements on their suits for all the companies buying their favor. It’s the rare politician on either side of the aisle who is not beholden to some lobbyist, business, or country. This is why they leave DC and state capitols as millionaires. They siphon off our money. We know this and allow it to happen because they are masters at keeping us at odds between ourselves! Don’t believe that – look at the three year crusade of trying to impeach Trump.
As I burrow deeper into the bowels of politics, I’ve also become more cynical of the national media’s efforts to prop up distractions. Read the original and blasphemous obituary by the Washington Post on Baghdadi, calling him an “austere religious scholar,” rather than the animal he really was. This was nothing but pot-stirring by a major national media outlet.
It truly is a Swamp, folks. I can’t fathom how President Trump takes this beating every day. If I were him I’d give up and go chase Melania around the mansion.
Our problem is apathy folks; a fancy word for not caring. We seem to be hurtling towards Socialism, perhaps within the next 10-15 years. More than 50% of our youth are willing to give Socialism a shot, primarily because they have not been educated in the misery of Socialism. Our schools and universities have failed us shamefully in this regard. Evidently, we should have given those individuals a few more pensions.
It’s disheartening to think of the amount of American blood spilled to keep our country the free beacon to the world, only have it spiral down the drain without a shot being fired. We were warned of this by Nikita Khruschev decades ago. Once Socialism has been instilled, democracy will be gone forever.
With the advent of Socialism in America, next will be a member of a New World Order, promoted by liberals like Obama and Hillary. While that may seem utopian on paper, the fact is, to truly become part of a global society will require America to pay the bills.
Winston Churchill said of Socialism, “… Its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” For a true globalist society to flourish, they will have to bring the American citizens standard of living to the level of the rest of the world - predominately broke. The reason most of them are broke is that their governments have all the money.
There is an inordinate amount of people unaware of any of this, paying no attention to actual journalism, receiving information only from television, the internet, tweets, or Face Book. It’s too time-consuming to read. All these different platforms try to “one-up” each other for advertisement dollars - who can make the most sensation so as to grab attention? Every mainstream media news story is “BREAKING!” MSNBC's are all “exclusive!” Every FOX news story is a “bulletin.” Don’t know about CNN as nobody watches anymore.
On a smaller scale, look how few “letters to the editor” the Journal gets. They plead for letters. They want people to read and become engaged. Think about what is being reported or opined in the Journal, then rub a couple brain cells together and react! Don’t just sit there like a bump on a log – it’s your country too. If you think the author is wrong, rather than hurl invective's on social media, state your rebuttal intelligently. Save your expertise at profanity - nobody is impressed.
There’s an old axiom, “Just because you aren’t paying attention to your government doesn’t mean your government isn’t paying attention to you.” Do we want to be known in history as the generation that allowed socialism into the greatest country the world has ever known?
Our politicians and mainstream media have proven they aren’t going to stop Socialism from coming either. Sadly, we can’t depend on them.
Did you see where Michelle Obama took time out of buying another mansion to complain about white folks? If you recall, stoking racial strife was common in nearly everything she said and did while residing in the White House. In a country where 78% of the population is white, yet overwhelmingly voted her black husband as president twice, three years after leaving office, she can’t let the racial scabs heal so we might all get along.
Recently speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit, she again let her biased opinions rip when stating that during her Chicago childhood, “white families were running from us.” She claims she witnessed “white flight” and further admonished, “As we moved in, white folks moved because they were afraid of what our families represented. Ya’ll were running from us. And you’re still running.”
If you recall, this was the woman who stated at a Wisconsin rally for her husband’s presidency, “For the first time in my adult life, I’m really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.” She was forty-four years old at the time.
It’s also the same woman who wrote her thesis in 1985 at Princeton University on the subject of “Princeton-Educated Blacks and the Black Community.” She penned in her thesis that “my experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘blackness’ than ever before.” “…at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my white professors and classmates try to be towards me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances under which I interact with whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be black first and a student second.” Funny, as a white guy from Chebanse, my application to attend Princeton must have gotten lost in the mail.
Later in the thesis she whined that even if she assimilates into white society after Princeton, she will “remain on the periphery of society: never becoming a full participant.”
Since her dreadful time “participating” at Princeton, Michelle went on to become First Lady of the United States for eight years. During that time, she was entitled to lavish vacations around the world, taking her daughters and mother, as well as many on her personal staff, all on taxpayer largess. She darn near wore a jet out with her frequent trips to Hawaii. It is estimated the vacation bills cost in excess of one hundred million dollars. As First Lady she traveled lavishly for State dinners and excursions to meet foreign dignitaries, hobnobbing with the world’s elite. She was treated to many personal concerts of her favorite entertainers, of which she and her family had front row seats at the White House.
After leaving the White House, the Obama’s did not move back to their 6,500-sq.-ft. mansion in Chicago, a home bought suspiciously reduced from a man now doing time in prison.
Instead they bought an 8,200-square-foot home in the posh Kalorama district of Washington DC. Having been paid approximately $3.2 million in eight years as president (and about $250K per year pension), the Obama’s shelled out $8.1 million for their new DC home. Ironically, Obama promptly installed a fence around it.
The new mansion on Martha’s Vineyard puts the other two homes to shame. Previously owned by former venture capitalist and current Boston Celtics owner, Wyc Grousbeck, the Obama’s paid $14.85 million for the 7,000-sq.-ft. mansion that had been listed at $22.5 million. The estate sits on 29 acres of beachfront property on the southern tip of the island, forming their own peninsula. I’ve recently been near that area – it’s spectacular.
If you think I’m writing to besmirch the Obama’s success, you’d be wrong. I don’t begrudge anybody’s success – there is reward in a capitalist society. If you think I’m somewhat envious, you’d be moderately correct. I wish I could afford houses like they own. I fancy a Princeton sheepskin on my resume. I would have given my eye-teeth to have an Allman Brothers concert at my home; attended by me, my family and a few hundred of my closest peeps. And I’m so jealous of the money her and Barack both got in advance for book deals, as I assure you I didn’t do as well on mine.
So, excuse me if I don’t care for Michelle’s incessant belly-aching about her life as a black woman.
“Like that Old Testament prophet, he stood against the corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel.”
This was part of the sermon from Hillary Clinton during the recent eulogy for Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings. In my mind, that metaphor speaks more about the orator that delivered it than the man being eulogized.
Mr. Cummings was a lawyer and politician for thirty-six years. During his tenure, he was highly revered for his civil rights advocacy. It’s not my intent in this commentary to speak ill of the deceased. I did mention some of his short-comings in a previous commentary.
Hillary Clinton, known nationally as Crooked Hillary, was comparing Elijah Cummings to the biblical prophet, King Ahab of Israel. Found in the Book of Kings from the Hebrew Bible, Elijah allegedly challenged the King. Ahab’s defiance concerned the King’s supposed worship to the deity Baal in the 9th century BC. In the fable, King Ahab’s wife, Jezebel, was a priestess of Baal and governed ruthlessly toward Christians.
There are many inconsistencies and unknowns to this part of Israel’s ancient history, but Crooked Hillary used the story anyway because, well it fit her narrative. In Hillary-speak, biblical Elijah standing up to Ahab was the equivalent to the late-Elijah’s relentless grumbling towards President Trump. It was Mr. Cummings who was charged with the responsibility by the Democratic Party to obtain Trump’s tax records.
Crooked Hillary also took the opportunity to take a shot at our first lady, Melania, comparing her to Ahab’s wife, Jezebel. Predictably, the creatures of the Swamp assembled to honor one of their own, cheered and applauded her words. A couple morons even stood during what is supposed to be a solemn event, evidently to please the Queen of the Swamp. Standing ovations for speakers at a memorial service seem somewhat uncouth even to a kid from Chebanse.
Sadly, it’s now considered common for one politician to brutally attack another politician, including family members, regardless of the solemnity of the event. I do understand Donald Trump is probably not above doing something similar, much to my chagrin, so no letters please. But to assail Melania Trump by comparing her to a fabled monster believing in false Gods and killing Christians might be a new low, even for Crooked Hillary.
Melania Trump is the wife of a president, a former model, a naturalized citizen from Slovenia, a mother, and above all, a class act. I think so highly of her that I too wonder why she married someone like the irascible Donald Trump, rather than up-and-comer’s closer to her age, as Trump is 23 years older. Many will say, crassly, it was the money, but someone with her beauty and intellect (she speaks five languages) could have selected just about anyone she wanted, including me…but I’m already taken.
Ms. Trump, born Melanija Knavs, is the second first-lady born outside the US; Louis Adams being the other. She met Donald Trump in 1998, they married in 2005, and she became a US citizen in 2006. For the record, Bill and Hillary Clinton attended the wedding and reception held at the posh Mara-Logo in Palm Beach FL. Hillary probably has some dinnerware to prove it.
Unlike former first ladies, such as the meddlesome Michele Obama or the reprehensible Hillary herself, Ms. Trump doesn’t insert herself into matters she has no business or knowledge. She understands she wasn’t elected co-president. No national healthcare schemes or disastrous school lunch programs have been rolled out from Ms. Trump. Distinct from former first-ladies, she keeps a small staff, does not involve herself in political matters, shuns the spotlight and prefers to raise her teen-age son, Baron. She’s involved in causes for women and children, as well as against cyber-bullying. She doesn’t use tax payer money to fly to exotic vacation destinations, packing aboard family and friends, nor does she use a separate plane to fly family pets. She represents her adopted country with class and poise.
And yet, like a troll in a pantsuit, there was Crooked Hillary, belching forth nastiness, vilely contaminating everything of which she comes in contact. What possible reason is there for her to attend a memorial service for a deceased individual, just to spew political barbs? Did the Cummings family, grieving the death of Mr. Cummings, really need to hear more partisan political rhetoric at his services?
With her lust for money and power, combined with barbaric ruthlessness to those who would dare to deny it, a strong case could be made that Hillary is the real-life Jezebel.
Deep within the subterranean bowels of the capitol building, behind tightly closed doors, there is a coup taking place. Right there at ground zero of our so-called political process, there are actually people plotting to overthrow our duly elected president. We all know it’s happening and unbelievably, seem powerless, or in the case of some, unwilling, to do anything about it…until at least November of 2020.
In case you’re not aware, this is where one old California dinosaur, Nancy Pelosi, is delegating political shenanigans to various minions, most notably another Californian, Representative Adam Schiff. If ever there was an example of an oxymoron, Adam Schiff has been bestowed the title of House Intelligence Committee chairman, another title for supreme leader of the coup. And both Pelosi and Schiff represent California, where just about the entire state has been bawling about Trumps election ever since it happened. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
A few things should be pointed out about the supreme leader of the coup that people might not know or have forgotten which might shed light on the man’s objectives.
Following the 2012 Benghazi attack, a committee was formed to investigate the violence by an Islamic militant group on our Libyan embassy, where four Americans were slaughtered. As you may recall, there was some question as to who carried out the attack and what the reaction was by top government officials at the time. Recall the Susan Rice-lying-tour on the Sunday morning news programs? At the time, Schiff, who would be appointed a member of the committee, called it a “colossal waste of time;” “a red herring;” and a “waste of taxpayer resources.” To date, there is still speculation as to how this could have happened under President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton’s nose, as well as the subsequent “covering of posteriors.” In Chebanse, we call those posteriors the south bound end of a north bound donkey.
In 2017, Schiff told Chuck Todd on MSNBC there was “more than circumstantial evidence now” that Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia. He also claimed “the evidence…was very much worthy of investigation.” It has since been proven that he was spectacularly wrong in both his opinion and statements.
Regarding any credit to Trump for North Korean talks in 2018, Schiff sniveled, “I think it’s more the combination of the president’s unpredictability and indeed, his bellicosity had something to do with the North Koreans deciding to come to the negotiating table.” This response seems like sour grapes and further adds to his long track-record of misstatements.
How fair and balanced do you suppose the supreme leader of the coup is going to be in trying to establish whether Trump did anything wrong during a phone conversation with the Ukrainian president, a phone call that included twelve other Americans listening in on? A good case could be made that not only does Schiff not belong overseeing this investigation, but that he ought to be tossed out of Congress on his ear.
In an act of nothing more than political gamesmanship, Pelosi determined the impeachment inquiry to be held in a secluded basement corner, rather than the open public, and that the entire House would not vote on its initiation at this time. This is all in stark contrast to past impeachment hearings on Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton.
There are actually three different committees (Oversight and Reform, House Intelligence, and Foreign Affairs) interviewing various witnesses. Incredibly, the initial whistle-blower is not among the witnesses. Furthermore, Schiff has now said that it is possible these witnesses might not be recalled for public testimony. If one were to read between the shifty lines of Schiff, this probably means only those witnesses detrimental to Trump might be called.
Although there are Republicans on the impeachment coup, including Vice President Mike Pence’s brother, Greg, they aren’t talking. It is rumored that the inclusion of Greg Pence, a Representative from Indiana, was an oversight, laughably ironic on so many levels.
Attempts by Republicans who are not on any of the three committees to attend were denied access. This includes members of the House Judiciary Committee, which historically has handled impeachments of federal officials, going back as far as Andrew Johnson.
Folks, we’re witnessing a real-time coup to overthrow our president. It’s imperative for certain Democrats to remove Trump from the Oval Office before he gets re-elected. They have no other way to stop him in his quest to drain the swamp. The question is what are the American people going to do about this?
I happened across the above meme on Face Book the other day that, quite frankly, rocked me.
The picture behind the words was of a painting "The Declaration of Independence" by John Trumbull, painted in 1817. It depicted our Founding Fathers congregating in Independence Hall in Philadelphia while five men, including Thomas Jefferson, present the draft of the Declaration of Independence to Congress. (Remember when those men were revered, instead of labeled white supremacists and xenophobes’ today's "alternate-history" would have you believe?)
The meme could probably have used any background, but this painting is poignant if you consider the irony of the entire meme. It was the words that shocked me and I have no idea who penned them.
The top line of the meme stated:
"It is amazing that our society has come to the point where one party can run on a platform of raising your taxes, confiscating your guns, embracing illegal immigration, and murdering your unborn children. "
Then the bottom line completed the thought:
"And nearly half the people (in this country) support this."
The stark reality of the meme is incredible. I might have substituted the word “amazing” with “disturbing.” There's no part of that statement untrue. Democrats, with assistance from a complicit media, have half this country believing in principles detrimental to most Americans. Excessive taxation, gun confiscation, illegal immigration, and abortion at will are all staunch socialistic tenets of the Left.
Speaking of a complicit media, I wonder how the media is going to fare when/if they officially become state-controlled, similar to Pravda is in Russia? Right now, most of our media reports, spins, and cheerleads to the left on their own accord, but once they have helped tip the scales toward government control, surely, they must understand the government will control them too.
Anyway, why would anyone but the gullible want to give more of their hard-earned money to the government through taxation? The amount of money working Americans pay in various different taxes is absurd, regardless of tax bracket. If you're making $50,000 per year now, the government isn't going to take away $50,000 from your wealthy neighbor to hand to you, so how do you benefit if your “rich” neighbor is paying more taxes? Socialism just spreads misery equally.
Americans were bestowed the right to bear arms by our Bill of Rights, and yet there are politicians who would eradicate that right. With implausible hubris, Beto states it emphatically, despite the consequences of the Civil War it might cause. People aren't going to give up their guns willingly. To quote Ben Franklin, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
New York City has now made it a crime to use the term "illegal immigrant," punishable up to a $250,000 fine. So, according to the inmates running the asylum called the Big Apple, not only is it permissible for someone to be there illegally from another country, actual citizens living there and footing the bill through their taxes, are muzzled from stating their objections. This is nothing more than a reprehensible Liberal violation of first amendment rights of free speech. What's next, they can't say Bill de'Blasio is a buffoon? How long until this insanity spreads across the country?
Speaking of insanity, this country has aborted 730,000 babies this year, on schedule with the total killed in our four-year Civil War. There are people, and our tax dollars, supporting this behavior. This statistic is beyond ghastly to many. Surely this conduct must be reconciled some day.
Perhaps the greatest American president, Abraham Lincoln, touched on this subject in 1838 with the Lyceum Speech in Springfield IL. The following is an abridged excerpt:
"At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? ...Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the Ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined...could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio...in a trial of a thousand years."
"At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? ...If it ever reaches us, it must spring up amongst us. ...If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide."
Seems like we might be half-way there. Once the balance shifts to 51%, the ballgame's over, folks.
Readers of this column probably never thought they'd see me utter those words. Alas, it’s time folks. We need to impeach President Trump.
Since the day Trump took the Oval Office in January of 2017, Democrats, Washington bureaucrats, Never-Trumper’s like John McCain, Republicans in Name Only (RINO's) like our own Adam Kinzinger, or the pathetic Mitt Romney, have been calling, hinting or wishing for Trump to be impeached.
Did anyone foresee Rep. Kinzinger, would develop a taste for Swamp water? Thought he might have found it…beyond repugnant.
For 34 months now, all we've heard from the murky Swamp is they must impeach somebody, preferably the president. They're not exactly sure what for but they just know he has to be removed from office.
Thirty-four-months we’ve been listening to this blather. Trump is second-guessed just for breathing.
Today, 225 Democrats and 1 Independent (what’s the difference?) are now on record they will vote to impeach the president. That’s enough votes to start official proceedings upon a thump of Nancy Pelosi’s gavel, although they will need to conduct the hearings out in the open, rather than hide behind the public.
The Swamp keeps throwing impeachment reasons on the wall to see if something sticks. A few examples of the reasons brought by various members of the House and their media cohorts include claims that Trump:
Colluded with Russia…although found not true, it cost 40 million taxpayer dollars;
Undermined Hillary Clinton…while she was colluding with Russia and destroying computers and emails;
Fired Jim Comey and Andrew McCabe…who are now under Federal investigation themselves;
Sided against kneeling, overpaid NFL players disrespecting our country…too bad;
Promotes xenophobia, ethnocentrism, bigotry, Islamophobia and hatred – common accusations of anyone not conforming to the ideals of the Left; These were separate charges, but I lumped them together under the standard "Race Card" claim.
Undermined the federal judiciary… by appointing Conservative judges.
Violated the emoluments clause…a nice word for a bribe but nothing is substantiated. What is substantiated is he has given his salary away to various causes;
Is trying to establish a monarchy…a ludicrous charge, but if it keeps Bernie out of the White House, I’m all for it.
Withheld tax returns – Trump claimed to have emailed them to Hillary. The Democrats have the courts chasing them now;
Created inhumane conditions at the border…but just those Obama left;
Had a phone conversation with a Ukrainian president…as is a president’s right;
Investigated Hunter Biden…as someone should be doing, regardless of his old man's candidacy.
Consider the irony that the irrational Maxine Waters wants Trump impeached because "he’s crazy."
Texas Rep. Al Green, among a host of other excuses, says they must impeach because the polls support it. These would be the same polls that said Trump would never win, all the way through election night.
Impeachment is gonna happen, folks. House Democrats have had an interminable itch for 34 months that has to be scratched. If they don’t get him impeached, he will expose them for what they are.
So, in the immortal words of Todd Beamer, “let’s roll!”
Nancy, put up or shut up. Let’s get impeachment procedures started and behind us so that maybe that Circus we call the House of Representatives can finally get on with something productive for the country -before most of the Impeachers get thrown out of office in the next election. The quicker the better. Is tomorrow good on your calendar?
Once the House gets through this public lynching, and all the Swamp creatures living lavishly off our tax dollars have gotten their chance to cast an impeachment vote, the matter will get handed over to the Senate. In the minds of the House Swamp, the coup will have been accomplished. Drinks are on Pelosi; AOC can serve them.
Then once the matter reaches the Senate, it will die…quietly. The furor will have all been for nothing. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he won’t bring it up for vote. McConnell understands this matter has been a fool’s errand from the start, unpopular with mentally-balanced sections of the country. He says he will not subject us to any more impeachment theatrics or temper tantrums.
President Trump will get an embarrassing asterisk by his name in history books for being impeached, along with Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. (The embarrassing part will be that he will be among the same trivia answer as Clinton.)
And then, Trump can get on with conducting the affairs of the country, continue his re-election campaign, and resume his presidency…for four more years.