“The Heroes Act?” 

Calling the democrats’ latest “coronavirus relief legislation” “The Heroes Act” is a disingenuous disgrace.

A more befitting name would be “The Bend Over Act!”

Nancy Pelosi and all of her anti-American cohorts are definitely not letting this crisis go to waste.

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They apparently intend on trying to take full advantage of it in the name of coronavirus relief.

This is definitely one of those “wolf in sheep’s clothing” kind of deals.

According to Robyn Shapiro, on the Economic Liberties website, ‘“This bill delivers charity in place of justice, and Congress should vote it down,’ said Economic Liberties’ Executive Director Sarah Miller. ‘While the need for humanitarian assistance is urgent…, [it] doesn’t address the roll-up of power happening throughout the economy that results in systemic exploitation of workers, consumers, small businesses, taxpayers, and communities.”

“The bill…, bails out corporate lobbyists and corrupt mortgage servicers. It funnels money to monopolistic insurance company executives. And it has no constraints on private equity firms currently using public money from the Federal Reserve to cherry pick corporate assets on the cheap.”

“Our economy is being restructured whether we like it or not,’ added Miller.”

“Problematic provisions in the bill include:”

“A Corporate Lobbyist Bailout: The bill makes Paycheck Protection Program funds available to 501(c)6 trade associations, which is the institutional vehicle for corporate lobbying.”

“A Dark Money Group Bailout: The bill extends Paycheck Protection Program funds available to 501(c)4 trade associations, which is the institutional vehicle for dark money political spending.”

“Tax Cut for the Wealthy: This bill includes a repeal of the State and Local Tax Deduction, which primarily benefits the wealthy.”

Yes, this provision primarily benefits states and cities with extremely high taxes, such as New York, California and Illinois.  Oh, and what a coincidence…, these are all blue states through and through.

“Bailout of Mortgage Providers: This bill extends Federal aid to mortgage providers, who were the thinly capitalized entities at fault for the foreclosure crisis. These providers have fought attempts at reform of their industry to make their business safer and are now demanding a no-strings-attached bailout.”

Oh, yes, please…, let’s not forget to “bailout” all of our impoverished mortgage providers!  Excuse me please while I go throw up!

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“Subsidies for Health Insurance Monopolies.”

Insurance companies…, another group of money grubbers, who should be the last ones to get any help from anyone…, much less the very people they screw on a regular basis…, the taxpayers!

So, let’s quickly recap those beneficiaries of “The Heroes Act,” of which we are so fond: lobbyists, mortgage providers, insurance companies and elitist and wealthy liberals.

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And these “problematic provisions in the bill” are just the tip of the iceberg.

According to Lisa Mascaro of the Associated Press, in the Philadelphia Examiner, “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities [including $915 billion in flexible aid which can be spent for any purpose], “hazard pay” for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to individuals.”

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So, 33% of all of this money would go to states and cities.

‘“We must think big, for the people now,’ Pelosi said from the speaker’s office at the Capitol. She said, ‘Not acting is the most expensive course.’”

Ya…, we know what “people” you’re talking about, and it ain’t “We The People!”

“The bill will offer a fresh round of $1,200 direct cash aid to individuals, increased to up to $6,000 per household, and launches a $175 billion housing assistance fund (5.8%) to help pay rents and mortgages.”

According to the Tax Foundation.org website, that would amount to $667 billion – $915 billion.

That’s less…, way less than a third of the relief money here.

Be still my heart!

Some of us will be lucky enough to get $1,200.  Woohoo!  Please Nancy…, throw down a few more crumbs to all of us peons.

Oh, and new “housing assistance fund!”  How exactly does someone get some of that money and what hoops must one jump through to get it?

So, we’ve got a trillion dollars going to states and cities, somewhere south of a trillion going to the crumb crunchers…, which leaves over a trillion to go where?

“It [the bill] adds a 15% increase for food stamps, and for businesses, it provides an employee retention tax credit,” if your business is fortunate enough to survive at all.

“There’s $200 billion (6.7%) in ‘hazard pay’ for essential workers [in] the front lines of the crisis.”

I really have a hard time seeing any of our truly “essential workers” ever getting any of this money.

“There are other new resources, including $25 billion for the U.S. Postal Service.”

There is $10 billion allocated for the 2020 Census.

And $10 billion set aside for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hey…, artists can get the virus too you know!

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“For the November election, the bill provides $3.6 billion to help local officials prepare for the challenges of voting during the pandemic.”  This translates to $3.6 billion to push  for voting by mail.

“The popular Payroll Protection Program, which has been boosted in past bills, would see another $10 billion to ensure under-served businesses and nonprofit organizations have access to grants through a disaster loan program.”

So, for all of the struggling small businesses, the democrats only allocate $10 billion, or 0.3%.

Wow…, what a relief!

“For hospitals and other health care providers, there’s another $100 billion (3.3%) infusion to help cover costs and additional help for hospitals serving low-income communities.”

“There’s another $600 million in funding to tackle the issue of rapid spread of the virus in state and federal prisons.”

Is this really a $600 million problem?

This “Heroes Act” spends a lot of time covering the concerns of illegal immigrants, amnesty for said illegal immigrants, concerns about legal immigrants, and especially those in the medical field…, even though many of the current doctors and nurses are being furloughed from their jobs.

Then we have all of the concern surrounding marijuana…, an integral part of coronavirus relief!

The word “cannabis” is mentioned 68 times in this legislation.

Really?

“Covid-19” is mentioned only 24 times!

In any regard, this “Heroes Act” can be found in all of its glory out on the doc.house.gov website.  Check it out for yourself.

So, to our list of favorite beneficiaries of “The Heroes Act,” which already contains: lobbyists, mortgage providers, insurance companies and elitist and wealthy liberals…, let’s add: irresponsible state and city liberal governments,

I’m not kidding about any of this.

“Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer warned that if [President] Trump and congressional Republicans ‘slow walk’ more aid they will be repeating President Herbert Hoover’s ‘tepid’ response to the Great Depression.”

Sure Chucky!  We all remember President Hoover!

NOT!

And not many of us can relate to The Great Depression either.

I don’t think The President or the republicans have any problem with any real “aid” regarding the coronavirus situation…, it’s all the other garbage they have an issue with.

‘“To those who would suggest a pause, I would say the hunger doesn’t take a pause, the rent doesn’t take a pause,’ Pelosi said late Monday on MSNBC. ‘We have a big need. It’s monumental.’”

Thank you for all of your hollow and underhanded words as well, Nancy.

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The only this “monumental” here is the monumental nature of your idiotic, socialistic, desires.

If you’d like to see my suggestion for some REAL coronavirus relief, check out my blog from May 5, 2020, titled, “If we’re going to hand money out, let’s REALLY hand some money out!”

https://mrericksonrules.wordpress.com/2020/05/05/if-were-going-to-hand-money-out-lets-really-hand-some-money-out/

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The democrats are dealt some heat by Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage!

As a Milwaukee Brewers fan, I can remember back to the days when the Brewers would be playing the Yankees and their “closer,” Goose Gossage, would be called in from their bullpen to finish us off.

Gossage would calmly stroll to the pitcher’s mound to the tune, “Bad to the Bone,” by George Thorogood and the Destroyers, and the crowd chanting “Goose, Goose, Goose.”

He was “bad to the bone,” and he normally would finish us off in short order.

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Well, he’s retired from baseball now, but he’s still firing fastballs of the truth at a new team…, The Washington Liberals!”

Ryan Gaydos of Fox News reports that, “[Hall of Fame closer Goose] Gossage, who has gotten political over the last few years and has been an outspoken supporter of Trump, told NJ.com he wants to see some of the top Democrats go to jail.”

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‘“I’m hoping and I’m praying that these (expletive) go off the cliff to never be heard from again,’ Gossage said. ‘All of them! Nancy Pelosi and that lying Chuck Schumer. And then (expletive) Robert Mueller and the (expletive) Mueller Report, and the FBI … I hope some of them go to jail!’”

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It seems that Goose is venting his frustration regarding our apparent two-tiered justice system, which sees liberal politicians and various members of “the swamp” get away with just about anything, while the rest of us are held to the letter of the law.

“Gossage, who reminisced with the newspaper about the life of Hank Steinbrenner, said it’s Trump who can be the only person to replace Steinbrenner as owner of the Yankees. He also said he was an unabashed Trump supporter.”

“The former Yankees pitcher told NJ.com he felt Trump was being unfairly criticized for how he handled the coronavirus pandemic.”

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That’s true, Goose, but it shouldn’t be of any surprise.

President Trump is unfairly criticized on a daily basis, for whatever he does, by the democrats and the liberal propaganda, fake news media.

‘“It’s just lies, lies, BS, BS,’ he said. ‘They don’t even respect the election. The majority of liberals still think the Russians got him in office. They all want him out of power.’”

“He added that he believes Democrats want the economy to be in the gutter in order for Joe Biden to claim the White House in November.”

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‘“I cannot even fathom that they would go to this length, but this is the last straw,’ Gossage said. ‘Where would you attack Trump? In the economy. That’s all they have. And let me tell you something, people are (expletive) dying and the liberals could give a rat’s a-s.’”

At this point, Goose, there isn’t any length the democrats won’t go to.

‘“Our civil liberties are under siege. And Biden, he can’t put two (expletive) sentences together!’”

“Gossage said he was a Democrat who voted for former President Barack Obama and that Trump ‘earned’ his vote during the 2016 election.”

“Gossage [who] pitched from 1972 to 1994…, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. He was a World Series champion in 1978 with the Yankees, was a nine-time All-Star and finished in the top five in Cy Young voting four times.”

Goose’s new theme song should be “Sad but true,” by Metallica!

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Oh, Schumer you’re so blind, you’re so blind you blow my mind! Hey Schumer, hey Schumer!

Senator UpChuck Schumer from the Peoples’ Republic of New York.

They should sell hats with “PRNY” on them!

Yeah!  This sales could help support all of the criminals released back into the community without bail…, not to mention their future innocent victims.

Anyway…, I digress.

Senator Charles (Chuck) Schumer shot his mouth off the other day, while speaking out in front of the Supreme Court building.

So what is all of the fuss about?

Mr.EricksonRules is going to pull all of the pertinent information together for you and give you the proper perception of Senator Schumer’s words, as well as of the responses of others.

It all started with what democrat Senator Chuck Schumer said while speaking at an abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court on March 4, 2020.

Here are the exact words Schumer said:

“Now we stand here today because behind me, inside the walls of this Court, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments, as you know, for the first major abortion rights cases since Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch came to the bench.”

“From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas, Republican legislatures are waging war on women, all women. And they’re taking away fundamental rights. I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”

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Well, that definitely sounds like a threat to me.

Since Justice Gorsuch and Justice Kavanaugh are appointed for life and don’t have to be re-elected, how exactly will they “pay the price,” Mr. Schumer?

And what do you think they are going to be “hit” with?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Schumer’s remarks were, “astonishing, reckless and completely irresponsible.”

President Trump tweeted, “There can be few things worse in a civilized, law abiding nation, than a United States Senator openly, and for all to see and hear, threatening the Supreme Court or its Justices. This is what Chuck Schumer just did. He must pay a severe price for this!  — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2020”

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According to Ian Millhiser for the VOX website, Schumer’s words, “received a rare public rebuke from Chief Justice John Roberts.”

“Roberts, for his part, interpreted this statement as a direct threat against Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, and it’s easy to see why. ‘Justices know that criticism comes with the territory,’ the chief justice said in his statement rebuking Schumer. ‘But threatening statements of this sort from the highest levels of government are not only inappropriate, they are dangerous.’”

I think everyone should complete agree with Chief Justice Roberts words.

And excuse Mr. Millhiser, why would the Chief Justice interpret Schumer’s words any other way but as a “direct threat against Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh?”

Senator Schumer specifically called them out.

Any other interpretation is completely disingenuous and propagandistic spin.

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The next day, after being reprimanded in The Senate by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said, “I should not have used the words I used yesterday.  They did not come out the way I intended to.”

Hmmm…, that’s funny, because you’ve been at this talking thing for quite a few years now…, in fact, it’s your job!  I’m pretty sure you said exactly what you intended to say.

“He says that his intention was to convey that ‘there would be political consequences—political consequences, for President Trump and Senate Republicans—if the Supreme Court, with newly confirmed Justices, stripped away a woman’s right to choose.’”

Hmmm…, again that’s funny, because you didn’t say anything about “political consequences,” President Trump or Senate republicans, Mr. Schumer.

Are we to believe that you were that confused and unable to say what you really meant for some unknown reason?

Ian Millhiser also attempts to reason that, “There also isn’t any law prohibiting United States senators from making vaguely menacing statements about Supreme Court justices.”

Oh, but I think there is, Mr. Ian Millhiser…, and I wouldn’t necessarily classify his statements as “vague” either.

Why do I feel that if President Trump would have said these things you wouldn’t have classified his remarks as “vague?”

Just sayin’.

Anyway…, back to the law I think was violated here.

“Threatening government officials of the United States IS a felony under federal law. Threatening the President of the United States is a felony under 18 U.S.C. § 871, punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment, that is investigated by the United States Secret Service.  Threatening other officials is a Class C or D felony, usually carrying maximum penalties of 5 or 10 years under 18 U.S.C. § 875, 18 U.S.C. § 876 and other statutes.  When a threat is made against a judge, it can also be considered obstruction of justice.”

Schumer continued with his “apology” in The Senate by saying, “Of course, I did not intend to suggest anything other than political and public opinion consequences for the Supreme Court, and it is a gross distortion to imply otherwise.”

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“I’m from Brooklyn,” Schumer then explained. “We speak in strong language. I shouldn’t have used the words I did, but in no way was I making a threat. I never, never, would do such a thing. And Leader McConnell knows that. And Republicans, manufacturing outrage over these comments know that too.”

Chucky, Chucky…, where should I begin?

First of all, you “of course” are not given credit for anything.

Second of all, you yourself are the one attempting the “gross distortion here,” not anyone else.

Next you somehow are attempting to blame what you said and how you speak on being from Brooklyn?

Really?

What?!

Then you say people from Brooklyn speak in “strong language?”

Again…, what?!

People from Brooklyn speak in “strong language” compared to who?

In your estimation, Mr. Schumer, are there any people who talk in stronger language who would be excused from saying ever dumber things than you?

Just wondering.

Inquiring minds want to know.

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I believe, for now, that covers UpChuck Schumer’s threatening Supreme Court comments.

Lastly I’d like to talk about various politicians and various media outlets attempting to justify Schumer’s comments based on comments President Trump has made about The Supreme Court.

OK…, so what has President Trump said?

Amanda Holpuch of The Guardian reports that, “While ‘elections have consequences’ – a reference to his [President Trump’s] two Supreme Court appointments since winning the White House, both reliable conservatives – ‘I only ask for fairness, especially when it comes to decisions made by the United States Supreme Court!’”

“At a press conference in India, [President Trump] Trump repeated his complaint.”

‘“I just don’t know how they [Justices Ginsberg and Sotomayor] cannot recuse themselves from anything having to do with Trump or Trump-related,’ he said. ‘The right thing to do is that.’”

‘“What Justice Sotomayor said … was really highly inappropriate and everybody agrees to that. Virtually everybody. I’ve seen papers on it, people cannot believe that she said it.’”

President Trump expressing his opinion and concern about certain Justices, based on prior inflammatory remarks, and their ability to judge fairly and without bias, is completely different from Senator Schumer’s threatening remarks.

These politicians and media outlets attempting to equate President Trump’s remarks to Senator Schumer’s remarks, somehow, are acting completely irresponsible and fraudulent.

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President Trump is toooo funny, and right on point…, again!

Ronn Blitzer of Fox News reported that, “President Trump retweeted a ‘photo-shopped’ image depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Muslim headwear with a backdrop of the Iranian flag, in the midst of a Monday morning Twitter spree where he shared a number of posts accusing Democratic leadership of supporting the Iranian government.”

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I don’t really think President Trump’s tweets should be characterized as “accusations,” but rather as restatements of actual events.

“The president’s political opponents have blasted him for ordering the drone strike against Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who has been linked to numerous attacks on American forces and more. Meanwhile, they largely have remained silent as the Iranian people have staged massive protests against their leaders, in the wake of the government shooting down a passenger plane and initially denying it.”

‘“The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue,’ said the original tweet from user @D0wn_Under.”

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“Trump later summed up his views on the matter, stating, ‘The Democrats and the Fake News are trying to make terrorist Soleimani into a wonderful guy, only because I did what should have been done for 20 years.’”

“You don’t see anyone standing up for Iran. You’re not hearing any of the Gulf members. You’re not hearing China. You’re not hearing Russia,” Former US ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley said.

“The only ones that are mourning the loss of Soleimani are our Democrat leadership, and our Democrat presidential candidates.”

EXACTLY!

How true and how pathetic.

Well…, you could add the fake news media and your usual collection of Hollywood elites to the mourning mix as well.

But, we, of course, are forced to endure our dose of propagandistic mis-information administered to counter the truth.  “This kind of statement is ridiculous, inflammatory and dangerous. Rather than inform viewers, Ambassador Haley wants to divide Americans,’ said former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile.

On the contrary, Ms. Brazile…, it is your statement which is “ridiculous” and divisive…, not ambassador Haley’s.

Tony Shaffer for the RealClear Politics website added, “As someone who went toe-to-toe with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Afghanistan, I can assure you that Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani got exactly what he deserved when he perished in a U.S. drone strike. What he certainly doesn’t deserve is praise from Democrat lawmakers who would rather mourn a war criminal than credit President Trump for making the world safer.”

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“As the leader of the IRGC’s Quds Force, [“Quds Force” is Iran’s unconventional arm that operates outside of the Iran’s borders] which has been designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. government, Soleimani was among America’s most vociferous and aggressive foes. He was personally responsible for the deaths of thousands, including the killing and maiming of hundreds of American soldiers. He was an evil, remorseless man, and his death is a positive development for the entire world — including his own country.”

“Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, however, is currently considering a resolution that labels the strike that killed Soleimani ‘provocative and disproportionate.’”

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“Disproportionate?”

How many more American soldiers would have to die to make this a proportionate action in your eyes, Nancy?

Another fifty?

Another hundred?

“Predictably, the Democrats have been stoking fears about Iran’s potential response ever since they’ve learned about Soleimani’s death, pretending that the strike jeopardized U.S. security rather than enhanced it. It seems no liberal lawmaker is immune to the lure of political opportunism in the midst of a presidential election campaign.”

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We’re not supposed to send a drone strike…, we’re supposed to send pallets of cash to those that regularly chant “death to America,” ala Obama and Biden, and hope for the best.  That’s the preferred democrat strategy for dealing with Iran.

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“But while the Democrats join our enemies in mourning Soleimani’s demise, those with knowledge of Soleimani’s terror campaigns are celebrating the death of a genuine war criminal.”

“This man was a terrorist in charge of an IRGC element that had been declared a terrorist organization. He was traveling, in violation of U.N. sanctions, to Iraq, with the apparent intent of inflicting harm on U.S. service members in the region. He was in a combat zone as a combatant in uniform — the legal basis to target him could not have been clearer, and the same goes for the moral justification.”

“The Democrats are politicizing this issue the way they’ve politicized every other issue since President Trump took office. They don’t even seem to care that they have to take the side of America’s enemies in order to criticize Donald Trump.”

Well said…, but who is taking the side of whom exactly?

Hmmm?

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My first edition of MrEricksonRules’ “Swampy” Nursey Rhymes!

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An Ode to Peter Strzok, ala “Peter, Peter pumpkin eater”

 

Peter, Peter lyin’ cheater,

Had a wife but was a creeper;

He blew her off so very well

And put her through a living hell.

Peter, Peter lyin’ cheater,

Lisa Paige she was his sleeper;

Peter learned to text so well,

With his lover he did tell.

 

He told her of his insurance plan

And how their coup would beat the man.

 

They did this as they dreamed away,

Of how Hillary would win the day.

 

Now soon the deep state will pay the price,

For their treasonous behavior, they’re now in the vice.

 

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A tribute to Adam Schiff, said to “Pop goes the weasel!”

 

Claiming Trump is guilty again,

With evidence he does teasle.

That’s the way Adam Schiff goes,

Pop! Goes the weasel.

 

Every time we turn around,

The fake news it does teasle,

Each Schiff-ty lie they do decry,

Pop! Goes the weasel.

 

Now an impeachment dream we hear him scream,

With so-called evidence the “witnesses” teasle,

Lie and lie and cry and cry,

Pop! Goes the weasel.

 

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James Comey’s Theme Song, sung to “Bingo”

 

There was a Bureau led byyy a tool,

and Comey was his name-o.

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

And Comey was his name-o.

 

He spied on his boss and played a fool,

and Comey was his name-o.

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

And Comey was his name-o.

 

He acted tough and thought he was cool,

and Comey was his name-o.

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

And Comey was his name-o.

 

About the coup he led the school,

and Comey was his name-o.

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

And Comey was his name-o.

 

For treason he’ll be judged by rule,

and Comey was his name-o.

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

C-O-M-E-Y

And Comey was his name-o.

 

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The ballad of Chuck and Nancy, said to May had a little lamb

 

Chuckie knew a snarky witch,

Her teeth were white as snow,

And everywhere that Chuckie went

This witch was sure to go;

She followed him to a meeting one day—

And tried to lay down the rule,

It made the fake news laugh and say,

Nancy, don’t play the fool.

 

And so the Pres he turned them out,

But still she lingered near,

And waited patiently there about,

Till Chuckie did appear;

They spun their story like they always do

Lying straight to all our faces.

They act like they’re noble but they don’t know,

We think they’re both disgraces!

 

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A quick little blurb about Joe Biden to “Georgie Porgie”

 

Joey Biden, pudding and pie,

Groped the girls and made them cry,

When the girls cried “not today!”

Joey Biden ran away.

 

 

Hey…, I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it!

I  hope you enjoyed this first edition of MrEricksonRules’ “Swampy” Nursey Rhymes!

Stay tuned for my second edition in the near future.  I’m working on some good ones already!

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WINNING!

 

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The President appealed to lawmakers in both parties to, “Rise above partisan politics and define victory as not winning for one party but winning for our country.”  My State of the Union address analysis: Part 2.

Liz Peek for Fox News reported that, “In a speech that was interrupted 102 times by applause, President Trump rocked the House, delivering remarks that were at times moving, funny, inspiring, feisty and visionary.”

I would have to totally agree with Ms. Peek here.  I was very impressed by The President’s tone, his overall presence, and his words.

“He appealed to lawmakers in both parties to rise above partisan politics and define victory as “not winning for one party but winning for our country.”

The President “Framed his speech as a celebration of two great occasions: the 75th anniversary of D-Day that liberated Europe [and saved the world’s civilization] from the Nazis and the 50th anniversary of America’s [Apollo 11] moon landing.  Heroes from both those historic undertakings were in the gallery, personifying the daring and selflessness that has characterized the United States throughout our history.”

He asked Democrats to partner with him in “choosing greatness” and to “keep freedom alive in our souls.”

“He exhorted Congress to ‘think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down an evil empire.’”

The democrat side of the aisle honestly seemed petty and a bit foolish in comparison.

There was even a large group of democrat female representatives who wore white to represent something, or show some kind of unity.  They all characteristically chose to “thumb their noses” at President Trump’s accomplishments, and the country’s historic economic numbers.

Liz Peek added, “The Democrats also pouted as the president listed the economic gains made during his administration. They did not cheer when he said 5.3 million new jobs have been added, including 600,000 manufacturing jobs.”

“Nor did the Democrats cheer when the president cited the all-time low in African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic unemployment and the uptick in the incomes of blue-collar workers.”

“Do Democrats not approve of putting people to work?”

Do they not approve of 5 million people being lifted off of food stamps?

Do they not approve of hundreds of thousands of manufacturing jobs being brought back to our country?

Do they not approve of us being self-sufficient, energy-wise, in the world?

Do they not approve of our NATO allies finally kicking in their fair share for their own defense spending?

It sure appeared that way, as democrats declined to applaud, and even smirked at the country’s good fortune.

President Trump did manage to break through their grumpiness, however, by pointing to the record number of women working in the United States today and the all-time high number of women in Congress. Even the “women in white” couldn’t help but celebrate themselves.

One of The President’s guests in the gallery was a survivor of Nazi concentration camps who was enjoying his 81st birthday.  It was enjoyable to see the entire House join in singing “Happy Birthday” to him.  That was certainly a first at a State of the Union address.

“In fairness, even while calling for a ‘new era of cooperation,’ [President] Trump threw some partisan zingers into the mix.  He singled out bills recently introduced in Virginia and passed in New York that allow for late-term abortions, and said he would ask Congress to pass legislation banning such procedures.”

“In addition, The President hammered home his determination to secure our ‘dangerous’ border, and the need for a wall.  To make the point, he introduced some family members of an elderly couple killed by an illegal immigrant.  Democrats were not pleased.”

How can you not be concerned with illegal drugs pouting over our southern border?

How can you not be concerned with thousands of young girls and children being taken advantage of by human trafficers at our southern border?

How can you not be concerned with gang members and other dangerous individuals coming across our southern border and committing crimes against and taking the lives of our citizens?

Just who do these democrat representatives represent exactly?

They didn’t account for themselves very well during the State of the Union address in my opinion.

The President added that “Great nations do not fight endless wars,” which is a statement no one can really argue with, as he is winding down our engagements in Afghanistan and Syria.

Liz Peek commented, “But for sure, the most contentious issue, and the one that continues to hang over the country, is immigration. Trump said no other issue better illustrates the divide between the working class and members of the wealthy [elite] political class, who hide behind walls [and gates and armed guards] while blue-collar workers suffer the lower wages, overburdened schools, [crime] and depleted safety nets that illegal immigration causes.”

“It will be interesting to see how Democrats answer that charge.”

“President Trump asked us all to ‘rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots.’”

“He vowed, as he has before, to put America’s interests first and, notably, promised that America will never be a socialist country.”

“Even Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer applauded that one.”

A CBS poll, conducted during and directly after The President’s speech, showed that 76% of viewers liked what they heard.

Since polling numbers regarding The President typically seem to skew low; that would translate into an 85%-90% positive approval rating of The President’s speech.

I would tend to agree with them.

In retrospect, I’m glad The President didn’t take my advice and hold his own State of the Union address away from The Capitol.  He definitely came away here as being the bigger person, the more reasonable person and the more responsible person.

Congratulations Mr. President.

 

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Is it Nancy (the sky is falling) Pelosi and (Up) Chuck Schumer…, or maybe “Mork and Mindy?”  How about “Beavis and Butthead?”

Andrea Park of “W” for Yahoo Politics reported that, “Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) crowded around one podium to offer the Democrat Party’s rebuttal to President Donald Trump’s prime-time address concerning the government shutdown and his proposed border wall.”

“Wherever you land on the political spectrum, there’s no denying that Schumer and Pelosi’s stern rebuttal to Trump channeled the feeling of two parents standing side by side and chastising their trouble-making teen, a comparison that was made many times over in the flood of memes the Democrat response sparked online.”

Again, a “meme” is a humorous image that is copied (often with slight variations or enhancements) and spread rapidly by Internet users.

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“Elsewhere in this deluge were approximately one billion tweets [ONE BILLION tweets!], likening the disapproving duo to Grant Wood’s 1930 artwork “American Gothic,” as well as only slightly less repetitive comparisons to The Scooby-Doo Show villains, Madame Tussauds’s wax figures, those ubiquitous AAG reverse mortgage commercials, and SNL’s Bobbie and Marty Culp.  Pelosi and Schumer were also offered up as prospective Oscars hosts, …as the Fiji Water girl from the Golden Globes somehow snuck into the background of their speech.”

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It was funny that someone apparently thought it was a good idea for the two of them to squeeze behind the same podium.  And you couldn’t tell they were reading from a teleprompter at all!!!

Their partnership will go down in history, no doubt, right alongside Sonny and Cher, Archie and Edith, Herman and Lilly, Al and Peggy and Lucy and Desi.

“Nancy…, you got some ‘splainin’ to do!”

“Oh, Chuckie!”

You really can’t make this stuff up.

 

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BUILD THAT WALL!  BUILD THAT WALL!  BUILD THAT WALL!

With all due respect Mr. President, and I am saying “with all due respect,” it is time to draw a line in the sand and make your stand.

President Trump met Democrat leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi in the Oval office yesterday, December 11, 2018, to discuss border security, the wall, and continuing to fund the government.

The President allowed the press to attend the beginning of the meeting, and the cameras were on, as The President said, “If we don’t have border security, we’ll shut down the government.”

President Trump repeatedly told Mrs. Pelosi, the House Democratic leader, that what she’s proposing would not pass the Senate.

“If it’s not good [on] border security, I won’t take it,” President Trump quickly replied.

Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer repeatedly urged The President to take the meeting private, (all the more reason not to) but not before he declared he’s “proud to shut down the government for border security” and will “take the mantle.”

Prior to the meeting, and earlier in the morning, President Trump threatened to have the military “build the remaining sections” of the wall if Congress doesn’t deliver the funding.

As President Trump began discussing the details of the negotiations, with Vice President Mike Pence also in attendance, Mrs. Pelosi complained, “I don’t think you should have a debate in front of the press.” And at another point, Mr. Schumer added, “Let’s debate in private.”

I’m sure there was a reason President Trump wanted at least a portion of the discussion out in the open for all to see.  I’m guessing The President wanted the two Democrat leaders, and democrats in general, to have to own their positions in a way that could not be confused or re-translated later.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant, they say.

“Elections have consequences, Mr. President,” Schumer interjected, undoubtedly hoping to bolster his position.

“And that’s why the country is doing so well,” The President responded.

Mr. Schumer then challenged President Trump over his boasting that Republicans kept control of the Senate.  “When a president brags that he’s won Indiana and North Dakota, he’s in real trouble,” Schumer offered.

Apparently Mr. Schumer has a lack of respect for the states and the people from the states of Indiana and North Dakota, as he seems to denigrate the value of these states.

Congress last week temporarily averted a partial shutdown amid the funeral services for the late President George H.W. Bush, pushing the new deadline to Dec. 21.

President Trump wants $5 billion for the wall project, while Democrats are offering $1.3 billion for border security, which doesn’t include an actual wall.

Mrs. Pelosi said she and many other Democrats consider the wall “immoral, ineffective and expensive.”

Speaking for conservatives, I think we have seen with the recent caravan and those people waiting in Tijuana, Mexico, how effective an actual wall is and how necessary it is given our current immigration laws.

Mr. Schumer said Democrats want to work with President Trump to avert a shutdown, but said, “Money for border security should not include the concrete wall President Trump has envisioned.  Instead, the money should be used for fencing and technology that experts say is appropriate.”

Yes, Mr. Schumer, we are all aware that you can always find “experts” to support any position you may take or any belief you may have.

President Trump has said that Congress should provide all the money he wants for the wall and called illegal immigration a “threat to the well-being of every American community.”

Even though the Republicans will pick-up a couple of seats in the Senate next year, they currently have 51 votes.  Sixty votes are required in the Senate to overcome a filibuster, thus effectively blocking a proposal.

Let’s remember that during President Trump’s campaign for president, at every jam packed rally, in the dozens of states he visited, he promoted building a wall and the people in attendance chanted, “BUILD THAT WALL!  BUILD THAT WALL!  BUILD THAT WALL!”

If ever a president had a mandate, based on an election, to do anything, it is President Trump’s mandate to “build the wall.”

“We the People” have waited long enough.

We want our wall!

And yes, Mr. Schumer, elections do have consequences, and don’t you dare try and throw your weak midterms in our faces.  Especially you, as your party lost even more seats in the Senate!

You want The President and us to “own” shutting the government down in order to get our wall?  Fine!  We will proudly own the shutdown, and we don’t care if it’s shut down until the 2020 election!

“We the People” wanted a wall on our southern border and we elected Donald Trump to build that wall.

I would further respectfully suggest that President Trump address the nation, similar to the way President Reagan did on several occasions, bypassing the “biased, liberal, fake news media” “filter,” and make your case for the wall directly to the American people, putting some pressure on their representatives.

“Maybe Poker’s just not your game, Chuckie.  I know, let’s have a spelling contest!” – adapted quote from the movie “Tombstone.”

 

Thanks to Alex Pappas and Chad Pergram of Fox News, and Judson Berger and The Associated Press for contributing to this article.

 

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