The choice is really quite simple.

Our presidential election is only a few weeks away. 

We have the choice between the democrat/liberal, Joe Biden, and the republican/conservative, Donald Trump.

Yes, we have to vote for one of these two men, but we also need to consider what these two men represent.

Let’s review what you apparently support by voting for either the democrat/liberal, Joe Biden, or the republican/conservative, Donald Trump.

Democrats/liberals believe it is a woman’s right to abort a baby right up to the moment before birth.

Republicans/conservatives believe all babies have a right to be born and live. 

Democrats/liberals support defunding police departments.  All criminals are fans of this!

Republicans/conservatives believe if anything, police department support needs to be increased.

Democrats/liberals support taking guns away from law abiding citizens. Again, all criminals are fans of this!

Republicans/conservatives believe law abiding citizens have the right to protect themselves and bear arms, as guaranteed in The Constitution.

Democrats/liberals believe anyone from anywhere should be able to freely walk right into our country whenever they feel like it.  The drug cartels and human traffickers love this.

Republicans/conservatives believe our borders should be secure, limiting who can and who can’t come in at any given time, while affording us an orderly and managed legal immigration process.

Democrats/liberals believe in tearing down monuments to our history as a country.

Republicans/conservatives believe in honoring and learning from our history, not trying to erase it.

Democrats/liberals support “sanctuary” cities and states, where illegal immigrants can live without fear of being taken into Federal custody and charged with crimes or be deported.

Republicans/conservatives believe illegal immigrants are “illegal” and are here illegally, and should be treated as such. Republicans/conservatives also believe that the concerns of legal citizens should come before those of illegal immigrants.  

Democrats/liberals support raising taxes across the board.  They claim working class people won’t be affected, but we all know higher tax rates for companies and corporations are just passed down to us.

Republicans/conservatives support the continued reduction of taxes across the board.

Democrats/liberals immediately take money from the military at their earliest opportunity, weakening our nation’s defense.

Republicans/conservatives believe a strong military is an absolute necessity in today’s global environment.  The defense of our country is also the federal government’s primary responsibility per The Constitution.

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Democrats/liberals love implementing a seemingly never-ending list of federal regulations designed to suffocate construction, business operations, and whatever else they can think of to stifle our civil liberties.

Republicans/conservatives believe some regulations are necessary, but that less regulation is preferable in order promote businesses and maintain a strong economy.  

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Democrats/liberals feel it is a good idea to allow anyone living in our country to vote, regardless of whether they are here legally or not, and regardless of whether the voter has any proper ID to prove who they are.  

Republicans/conservatives believe only legal citizens should be allowed to vote, and that an ID should be required.

Democrats/liberals believe that government should be the “end all be all” for anyone living in America.

Republicans/conservatives believe that government is a “necessary evil,” and that most things are done more efficiently and cheaper by the private sector.

Democrats/liberals believe in a person’s dependence on government, and that having some form of a socialist government is more desirable that our capitalist system, even though no socialist government in the past can be pointed to as a successful government.  

Republicans/conservatives believe in our capitalist way of doing things, providing for ourselves as a rule, and system which allows individuals to rise to any level of success, dependent on the individuals’ desire to attain it.

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Democrats/liberals believe in free speech as long as your speech agrees with their beliefs, if not, they have no problem with censoring or silencing you.  

Republicans/conservatives believe in the 1st Amendment, and that everyone has a right to their own opinions and that they have a right to voice those opinions. 

Democrats/liberals believe rioting, burning, and looting are acceptable forms of “peaceful protesting.”  They believe in deferring to the desires of “the mob” as opposed to following the law.

Republicans/conservatives believe in law and order, and that no one has the right to harm other people or their property as part of their “protest.”

Democrats/liberals prefer to operate in a way that highlights a person’s racial identity, gender identity, or sexual preference above all else…, except their political leaning.  

Republicans/conservatives prefer to identify people by the quality of their character and by their actions and beliefs, without concern for race, color, or creed.

Democrats/liberals believe the United States’ industry, people and economy need to be punished and restricted due to “climate change,” while the rest of the world is allowed to keep right on polluting and taking advantage of us.

Republicans/conservatives believe if “climate change” is real, it wasn’t caused by us and we have no real way of affecting “climate change” one way or the other.

Democrats/liberals believe fossil fuels are evil and need to be done away with.  

Republicans/conservatives believe fossil fuels are still the energy souce of choice right now, at least until other options become viable. Republicans/consrvatives like the US having energy independence, not having to rely on the Middle East for anything, contolling our own energy pricing.

Democrats/liberals believe it’s okay for the “media” to operate as an arm of the democrat party, reporting only things that support their narrative, while attacking republicans/conservatives, and especially President Trump on a daily basis.  

Republicans/conservatives believe the “media” should report from an unbiased point of view, acting as a watchdog against all government improprieties, regardless of which party it is. 

And what about the economy?

Democrats/liberals point to the economy after China, and the democrats I believe, dropped the coronavirus bomb on us.  

Republicans/conservatives point the hottest economy in history, prior to the China virus, and believe President Trump can get our econmy humming again. Without the release of “The virus,” the democrats would not have stood a chance in this election.  

So, like I said in the beginning, “The choice is really quite simple.”  

The differences between democrats/liberals and republicans/conservatives have never been more obvious. 

The question is which side are you on?

If you’re having a hard time deciding who to vote for, you are obviously one confused individual!

There should be no undecided voters at this point. 

If you really are undecided, then maybe you shouldn’t even bother voting.

Just sayin’.       

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It’s all just a part of the plan.

“The plan?”

What “plan?”

It’s a plan that was laid-out by a guy named Saul Alinsky, who’s books,   “Reveille for Radicals,” published in 1946, and “Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals,” published in 1971, which provided a rod map to implementing an environment that would lead to a unrest, a dependence on government, and eventually a socialist and/or a communist system.

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What a peach, huh?

He really was quite a despicable individual.

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An individual who has been referred to as Hillary Clinton’s mentor, and an individual whose tactics were the basis for a college course taught by then professor Barrack Hussein Obama.

Interesting, huh?

I’d say…, very interesting.

These are also facts that these two held close to the vest, as they pretended to lean to the liberal side of things while really wanting the best for America and Americans, which really wasn’t the case.

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You can read these books for yourselves.

You don’t have to take it from me.

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But, in the meantime, let me basically lay this whole philosophy out for you.

Here are Alinsky’s eight rules for creating a socialistic state, as summarized and submitted by Garret Geer for the Miller County (Georgia) Liberal newspaper:

Healthcare.  If you can control healthcare, you control the people.

Poverty.  Increase the poverty level as high as possible.  Poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you’re providing everything for them to live.

Debt.  Increase the debt to an unsustainable level.  In this way you able to continually increase taxes, thus create more poverty.

Gun control.  Remove the ability of the people to defend themselves.

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Government assistance.  Take control of every aspect of their lives…, food, housing, income, etc.

Education. Take control of what people read and listen to, and take control of student learn in school.

Religion.  Remove the belief in God in government and from schools.

Class warfare. Divide the people into the wealth and the poor. This will cause more discontent, making it easier to take money from the wealthy to support the poor.

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Yes…, this “plan” is real.

Geer continues by asking, “Does any of this sound like what is happening to The United States?”

“Alinsky has merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism. Stalin described his converts as ‘useful idiots.’ The ‘useful idiots’ have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in The U.S.”

‘“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.’”

Yes my friends…, the desire for control and power has driven evil people to do evil things since the beginning of time.

Alinsky even dedicated his second book to Lucifer!  Yes, “that” Lucifer.

Hopefully Alinsky is enjoying his time in hell right now…, a “hell” he hoped to help make a reality for us all.

There are shadowy, evil, people who would like nothing more than to see this beautiful experiment of free people governing themselves to  wither and die.

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You could argue that these individuals and the “useful idiots” are well on their way to accomplishing their goals.

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But, all is not lost…, just yet.

Thankfully, President Trump has slowed their “progress” in a few of their targeted objectives…, specifically the control of healthcare, poverty and gun control.

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The “useful idiots” have added “racial warfare” to their repertoire, however, and they have been quite effective here.

These are all only means to an end, however.

At least free thinking, patriotic, Americans are now becoming aware of this “plan,” which enables us to put up a fight against it.

 

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What you talkin’ ‘bout, Willis?

I mean, what you talkin’ ‘bout Giridharadas?

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Brian Flood of Fox News reports that, “MSNBC’s Anand Giridharadas [says that] Americans’ ‘freedom obsession’ blinds them to other ‘threats.’

Oh, really?  You’re an American Anand.  What’s with the “them” reference?

Anyway…, please…, go on.

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“MSNBC contributor Anand Giridharadas declared on Wednesday that Americans have a ‘freedom obsession’ when speaking about the coronavirus pandemic during an appearance on ‘Morning Joe.’”

Oh, I get it now.  For the sake of this interview, when Giridharadas uses the term “Americans,” he is really referring to us “deplorables.”

Just for reference sake, Anand Giridharadas is a former columnist for The fake news New York Times.

And, yes, Mr. Giridharadas, we “Americans” do have a “freedom obsession,” since our kind of “American freedom” shouldn’t be taken for granted.  And our kind of “American freedom” was bitterly fought for and defended with the lives and the blood of millions of American fathers, brothers, mothers, sisters, sons and daughters.

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Our freedom did not come freely, and we’re not going to hand it over for any reason…, to include a virus, climate change, or whatever.

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“Giridharadas continues by asking, ‘One of the fundamental questions to me is, what’s going to be our relationship to government, the idea of government after this?’”

True Americans’ relationship with government is that of a necessary evil.

Let me say that again.  True Americans’ relationship with government is that of a necessary evil.  We don’t view government as our friend, our mommy, our daddy, or our baby sitter.

Remember…, the second amendment to the US Constitution says, “…being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”  This was put into The Constitution not for our right to have weapons to go hunting.  This was put into The Constitution to guarantee the American people would be able to defend themselves against an oppressive government.

And you think we have a “freedom obsession.”

‘“We kind of look at it at three levels this week,’ Giridharadas said.”

Three levels of our “relationship with government?”

This guy has really given this a lot of thought!

‘“There’s a primordial American tradition going back to the founders of being freedom-obsessed, even though we’re a country founded on slavery and genocide,’ Giridharadas said.”

“Primordial?”

So, now you’re referring to us deplorables as cavemen and cavewomen?

And you claim our country was “founded on slavery and genocide?”

Allow me to correct you Mr. Giridharadas.

The United States of America WAS NOT “founded on slavery and genocide.”

Slavery was a component of our country’s history, just as slavery was a component of most countries’ histories, and it was a practice our country corrected.

And “genocide [the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation]?”  The European immigrants (And you like immigrants, don’t you?) and later our young country was in a war with the Native Americans.  People on both sides died fighting this war.  And The United States won that war.  Even though we won that war…, if you look at how our Native Americans are being treated today, even though they were a conquered people, you would have to say they’re doing pretty good.  Even better than pretty good.  They are respected and supported by our government.

Our history with the Native American “Indians” is a FAR cry from genocide.

“Giridharadas continued. ‘Being freedom-obsessed to the point where we’re always so afraid of the government coming for us that we’re blind to other types of threats, whether it’s a virus, whether it’s bank malfeasance, climate change, what have you.’”

We’re not “blind” Mr. Giridharadas…, and we’re certainly not afraid…, we’re just able to put it all into perspective…, from the deplorable point of view.

“Giridharadas said a ‘more recent, kind of 40-year version’ is the ‘Reagan war on government,’ which he said is an idea that impacts Americans on both sides of the aisle.”

President Reagan was a wise man, and he put America and the American people first, just like President Trump does. Although we can track this acknowledgement of freedom back even earlier to President Kennedy.

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‘“There’s a hard version on the right, there’s a small c, conservative kind of militant version of it, but it has also infected many people on the left in this passive sense, like ‘I believe in government,’ but ‘I would never go work there,’ or ‘I believe in government but, you know, I kind of like don’t like my taxes too high, or I use trusts in the Cayman Islands.’”

Your level of confusion, Mr. Giridharadas, is truly impressive!

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“Militant?”  This could be, or may be, I guess.

“Infected many people on the left?”  It seems that you’re confusing some democrats opening their eyes and waking up with them being slightly “infected’” by conservatism.

Okay…, and here comes the perfunctory Trump bashing segment of Giridharadas’ comments.

“Giridharadas said ‘The more recent Trump-era twist is when…you put someone who can barely read a sentence in government, in the figure of Donald Trump, and it becomes true [that] government sucks, because you made it suck by telling everybody it sucks. I think the most important thing that could come out of this is realizing the government is not the biggest threat to our liberty.’”

Oh. No?!

Have you been paying attention to what the FBI and the DOJ attempted to do to President Trump and his associates?  I would have to say that our government [at least “the deep state” and “the swamp”] has shown itself to absolutely be “the biggest threat to our liberty.”

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‘“It can be a threat to our liberty but we’re threatened by many, many things and what the government fundamentally does is protect us.’”

Theoretically, our government should have our best interests in mind and be protecting us…, but in many cases that is just not the case.

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Democrats aim to spread and finance their own disease called liberalism. 

Yes, my friends, democrats are aiming to spread and finance their own disease called liberalism on the back of the coronavirus.

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Adam Shaw of Fox News reports that, “Former Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said during the 2008 financial crisis that lawmakers should ‘never let a crisis go to waste,’ and many Democrat lawmakers appear to be heeding that advice — using the coronavirus pandemic as a jumping-off point to renew calls for a historic expansion of government.”

Which is an expansion of “the deep state” and an expansion of “the swamp.”

“The view that the crisis should be an axis for deep, long-lasting change was on display during negotiations over the $2 trillion stimulus package, in which House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn reportedly said that the package was ‘a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.’”

And what exactly is your “vision” Mr. Clyburn?

May I say I feel you’ve been on that “liberal plantation” way too long, Mr. Clyburn?

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“That remark brought criticism from Republicans, when Sen. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said of Clyburn’s comments: ‘When we see a rising body count, they see a political opportunity. Shame on them.’”

Shame on them indeed.

“But Clyburn’s sentiment was reflected at the time in an ultimately unsuccessful House Democratic stimulus proposal that included environmental regulations on airplanes, diversity demands for the boards of companies receiving bailouts, as well as other wish list items.”

Skeptics of my outlook towards these democrats really need to take a step back, look at what’s going on, and make an honest assessment of their desires and their intentions…, neither of which are good things for America and We The People…, unless you are a recent immigrant from Venezuela and you already miss the socialism there and the government controlling every aspect of your life.

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According to Katelyn Burns for Vox.com, “Joe Biden says the pandemic response is an opportunity for structural change.”

“The former vice president highlighted needed changes to the voting system, as well as environmental and economic reforms.”

Ahhh, yes…, we must change our voting system and pretend to help the environment in order to combat the coronavirus!

‘“I think it’s going to, it may not dwarf, but eclipse what [Franklin Delano Roosevelt] faced,’ he said. ‘We have an opportunity, Chris [Cuomo], to do so many things now to change some of the structural things that are wrong, some of the structural things we couldn’t get anyone’s attention on.’”

Oh, you got a lot of peoples’ attention, Creepy Joe…, but only because your “structural change” ideas were so ill-contrived and stupid.

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“The combination of the pandemic and a free-falling economy has exposed several policy shortfalls that some Democrats have been speaking to for years. In the two weeks before March 28, about 10 million people in the US filed initial claims for unemployment, the most since the statistic started being tracked in 1967. ‘The Band-Aid’s been ripped off,’ Biden said.”

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“The band-aid’s been ripped off?”

Ripped off of what, Creepy Joe?

One of your many age spots?!

The only “policy shortfalls” this whole pandemic nightmare has exposed is the failed fairy tale that says government run and administered healthcare is a better system and that we can trust the liberals in government “to take care of us.”

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Hillary Clinton has said basically the same things as Creepy Joe as of late.

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Again…, skeptics of my outlook towards these democrats really need to take a step back, look at what’s going on, and make an honest assessment of their desires and their intentions…, neither of which are good things for America and We The People.

“The idea that the coronavirus crisis could spur a new progressive revolution is shared by California Gov. Gavin Newsom who recently said: ‘Absolutely, we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.’ The remark came near the end of a long answer to a question about whether he saw ‘the potential’ in the crisis for ‘a new progressive era’ in state and national politics.”

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“The renewed push comes as ideas normally advanced only by progressives — such as expanded unemployment benefits and direct cash payments to every American — have been adopted by Republicans as part of a short-term response to an unprecedented national emergency. But while Republicans and conservatives say that such measures are appropriate only in limited circumstances, Democrat politicians see the door as now having been opened to an enormous expansion of government.”

“Additionally, left-wing Democrats are likely to fight any return to a pre-COVID situation tooth and nail, and have already indicated as much.”

‘“We just have to reject any calls for a return to normal,’ Rep. Pressley said Monday. [That’s Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts] ‘Because that normal is one that was slowly killing people.’”

Wait…, what?

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These lefties are opposed to a return to “normal?”

So, they prefer the way we’ve been forced to live lately?

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Again…, skeptics of my outlook towards these democrats really need to take a step back, look at what’s going on, and make an honest assessment of their desires and their intentions…, neither of which are good things for America and We The People.

 

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You think Sleepy Joe Biden should do what?!

According to Dom Calicchio of Fox News, “The U.S. presidential election is still seven months away but an MSNBC host is already suggesting that Democrat Joe Biden set up a ‘shadow government’ against the Trump administration amid the coronavirus outbreak.”

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“Stephanie Ruhle pitched the idea Wednesday during an interview with Jim Messina, who served as deputy chief of staff of operations under former President Barack Obama.”

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Uh, helloooo Stephanie…, the democrats already have a “shadow government” set up…, it’s called “the deep state,” or “the swamp.”

Unless you’re calling for a Civil War type of situation, like when the Confederates established their own separate government.

Is that what you’re calling for Stephanie?

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You said Biden should “set up a shadow government against the Trump administration.”

You do realize that President Trump’s administration is our administration…, The United States’ administration, don’t you?

Are you proposing some kind of treasonous type plot, Stephanie…, ala “the lovers,” Peter Strzok and Lisa Page?

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I mean the Democrats versus the Republicans thing can only go so far, right?

In the end we are all Americans, right?

Because it seems like you are suggesting that the democrats should be actively subverting and undermining the duly elected government of these United States.

It seems like you are suggesting that the democrats should be actively subverting and undermining the duly elected president of these United States.

That definitely sound revolutionary to me, Stephanie, and at least  treasonous in nature.

Are you sure that’s what you’re suggesting?

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“Ruhle asked whether Biden should be offering his own version of a daily coronavirus briefing, to compete with the White House sessions that Trump has been leading to keep the public informed about the U.S. response to the outbreak.”

‘“Then do they need to do it in a bigger way?’ she asked about the Biden campaign. ‘What did you call it, the president’s daily clown show — that’s his press briefing?’”

Talk about “a clown show!”

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‘“Should Joe Biden be counter-programming that?’ Ruhle asked. ‘Should he be creating his own shadow government, shadow Cabinet, shadow SWAT team — and getting up there at a podium every night, saying, “Here’s the crisis we’re in, here’s what we need to do to address this”?’”

Sooooo, let me get this straight…, you want Sleepy Joe to get up and give a coronavirus briefing every day, just like President Trump does, except Sleepy Joe’s briefing would carry no weight and would only serve to confuse people, at the expense making Creepy Joe seem important or relative?

What a good suggestion, Stephanie!  That is exactly the type of idiotic suggestion we would expect to originate from some clueless liberal at MSNBC.

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“Messina responded: ‘Well, he’s done some of that, right? He’s released the most comprehensive plans of what to do during this COVID crisis.’”

Oh really, Messina?

“He’s released the most comprehensive plans of what to do during this COVID crisis?”

Is this response similar to the response he and his buddy Barack hatched during the H1N1 flu (swine flu) crisis a few years back?

You know…, the pandemic from 2009-2010 which saw up to 89 million cases and up to 18,300 deaths in the U.S. according to the CDC.

You know…, the response that wasn’t?

There were no closures.

There were no cancellations of anything.

There was no shutting down the economy.

There were no travel bans.

There were no quarantines.

There was no social distancing.

Nothing.

Nice response Joe.

But now you have all of the answers?

They say hind sight is 20/20…, but I guess hind sight is all you have when your head is up you’re a$$!!!

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These are our “Public Servants?”

More like privileged and perverted “swamp” rats serving themselves!

Ah yes…, “the swamp” rears its ugly head yet again.

Judson Berger of Fox News reports of, “More GSA [General Service Administration] debauchery: Probe finds ex-official had sex on agency’s roof with White House staffer!”

Well isn’t that special?!

I like that word “debauchery!”

The perfect word in this case, meaning “excessive indulgences.”

But before we look into this exemplary behavior…, what is the GSA, and what exactly is it supposed to be doing?

According to on-line sources, “The General Services Administration (GSA), is an independent agency of the United States government that was established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of other federal agencies.”

Ok…, now I must ask, what is an “independent agency,” as opposed to regular old run-of-the-mill agency?

“Independent agencies of the United States federal government are agencies that exist outside the federal executive departments (those headed by a Cabinet secretary) and the Executive Office of the President.  [These] agencies, while constitutionally part of the executive branch, are independent of presidential control, usually because the president’s power to dismiss the agency head or a member is limited.”

In other words, the GSA answers to no one and has no accountability.

So what we have here is an unaccountable “agency” managing other “agencies,” thus making them unaccountable as well.

Brilliant!

Hmmm.  Nothing potentially wasteful or “sketchy” about this arrangement!

“Manage and support the basic functioning of federal agencies” how, exactly?

“The GSA supplies products and communications for U.S. government offices, provides transportation and office space to federal employees, and develops government-wide cost-minimizing policies and other management tasks.”

I’d like to see some examples of these “government-wide cost-minimizing policies.”

I have the feeling that the GSA doesn’t really understand the meaning of the word “minimize,” nor do they particularly care.

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“The GSA employs about 12,000 federal workers and has an annual operating budget of roughly $20.9 billion. GSA oversees $66 billion of procurement annually. It contributes to the management of about $500 billion in U.S. federal property.”

12,000 employees?!

That’s a lot of “managing and supporting of the basic functioning of federal agencies!”

These federal agencies must all run with the utmost efficiency and effectiveness!

I hate being so skeptical all of the time, but really, how can you not be?

“The GSA’s business lines [Business lines?!] include the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) and the Public Buildings Service (PBS), as well as the Office of Government-wide Policy, the Office of Small Business Utilization, and the Office of Mission Assurance. The GSA’s Technology Transformation Services (TTS) helps federal agencies improve delivery of information and services to the public.  Other initiatives include the USA.gov platform, the U.S. Web Design System, and IT Modernization.”

Were these guys involved with the “ObamaCare” website?

Just sayin’.

Judson Berger continues, “This same agency that sparked a firestorm during the Obama administration for lavish spending at a Vegas conference – complete with a widely mocked photo of a grinning fed lounging in a hot tub – is back in the headlines.”

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In case you don’t recall, here is a little summary of their “all expenses paid” 2012 Las Vegas conference (Keep in mind that the meal and incidental expenses allowance was $71 per day at the time.  $71 X 300 attending employees would = $21,300 allowable in total.):

$31,000 on a “networking reception” that featured $19-per-person “American artisanal cheese display” and $7,000 in sushi.

$3,200 on a session with a mind reader.

$5,600 for in-room parties.

$100,405.37 in employee travel costs to scout the event–meaning, these people returned to the Las Vegas area multiple times to visit hotels before settling on the fancy M Resort and Casino.

$3,700 for T-shirts.

$2,800 in water bottles.

$1,500 each for a “Boursin scalloped potato with Barolo wine-braised short ribs” dinner, and a $525 bartender fee for a cash bar.

Three officials spent almost $400 for rented tuxedos.

$1,840 for vests for the 19 “regional ambassadors” and other employees.

$146,527.05 was spent on catered food during the entire conference.

$6,325 was spent on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects.

$75,000 for a “team-building” exercise.

And no…, I’m not kidding.  All of this was on another Inspector General’s report and further reported by The Washington Post and the Associated Press.

Today’s headlines pertain to “an incident involving a former [GSA] official, vodka and … yada yada yada, and some sex on a roof.”

“The details from the 2017 liaison emerged in a newly released inspector general report. The watchdog’s investigation found multiple violations committed by Brennan Hart, a former associate administrator and acting chief of staff at the General Services Administration.”

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How many “inspector general reports” are going on out there, and is anyone ever actually held accountable for what they uncover?

“According to the 2018-dated report, Hart admitted to investigators that he kept a bottle of vodka at his desk, while stating he only drank after business hours.”

Oh…, well, that’s alright then!

“In the same interview, he also admitted to having ‘sexual relations’ at GSA headquarters in July 2017 with a White House staffer, whom the report does not identify.”

“The visit began with Hart fixing a drink using the bottle of vodka after business hours, of course). The encounter developed from there.”

“He said, ‘their sexual activity began in the Administrator suite area and culminated with oral sex on the rooftop of the Central Office,’ the report said. ‘Hart stated this occurred on only one occasion.’”

Thank you, Mr. Hart.  I believe once is enough.

More questionable spending by GSA employees has also come to light recently.

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Fox News reports that, “Nearly 100 high-ranking General Services Administration employees assigned to work from home reportedly still spent $750,000 on travel over nine months, according to records submitted to Capitol Hill committees, prompting the agency to respond Saturday to a request for more information.”

“The GSA said the agency has already begun ‘conducting an extensive review of our agency’s operations, which includes our travel policy. Our agency remains committed to eliminating any excessive spending and promoting government efficiency.’”

Bwahahahahahahahahah!

Please…, don’t insult our intelligence any more than you already have!

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“An agency spokeswoman [further] said in a statement the GSA holds ‘all employees to the highest ethical standards and takes appropriate actions to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.’”

Bwahahahahahahahahah!

These people are funny!

What we need is a GSA reality TV show!

Now that would be worth watching!

“In addition, GSA Administrator Emily Murphy told investigators she ‘often permits the consumption of alcohol in her office … by her immediate staff after business hours on Fridays,’ though she is ‘very careful about such approvals.’”

I’m sure you are Emily…, I’m sure you are.

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Is it really a “right” to have crappy health care?

I suppose technically it is.

It seems that “Medicare for all” is all the rage among democrats.

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If you listen to the democrat presidential candidates, you would think that people without health care was a national crisis.

Have you ever seen anyone turned away from an emergency room, insurance or not?

In addition to that…, the truth is:

90% of Americans are covered by some sort of health care plan (Private plans, private plans through employers, VA, Medicare…, even Obamacare!

5% choose not to be covered by a health care plan.

That leaves only 5% that are truly without health care coverage.

Most of the democrat presidential candidates rally around the cry that, “Health care is a human right!”

The truth is the democrats are “fake news.”

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The truth is the democrats don’t care about anyone’s rights.

The truth is the democrats really don’t care if you have health care coverage or not.

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The truth is the democrats want government to take over the health care system because the truth is they want the government to take over everything!

So…, let’s get this straight.

In order to make sure that the 5% who don’t have coverage get coverage:

… the democrats want to destroy the current system that 90% of us are using?

…the democrats want the 2.7 million people who currently work in the insurance industry to lose their jobs?

…the democrats expect all of us, who do pay taxes, to pay considerably more taxes to fund their socialized and nationalized health care fiasco?

… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know is soooo efficient and customer oriented?

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… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know is soooo cost effective?  We’ve all heard about the bargains the Pentagon has gotten on their $435 hammers and their $640 toilet seats!  Get ready for the $50 Q-tip!

… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know are doing such a good job in regards to immigration laws, in regards to handling the abortion issue, in regards to funding social security, in regards to homelessness, in regards to city, state and federal debt, in regards to crime and violence, in regards to illegal drugs and drug abuse.  Well…, you get the idea.

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… the democrats are willing to turn over the administration of everyone’s health care insurance to the government, whom we all know will be abused and wasteful.  Can you imagine the current Medicare system abuse times ten?!

Times 20?!!

Times 30?!!!

President Trump believes, and I believe, that a more intelligent, “holistic” plan for improving the health care system would include adding a “safety net” system for the 5% without health care, laws making insurance processing easier, more transparent, and more user friendly, programs aimed at making medications more affordable, laws to address excessive medical liability awards, covering pre-existing conditions, and finding ways to make health insurance coverage more competitive…, as opposed to just lazily dumping the whole thing onto the government’s lap and living with whatever they deem is acceptable for us.

According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, “Medicare, which has been around since 1965, is the government-run health insurance program that covers all Americans 65 and older and is funded by taxpayers. A portion taken out of our paychecks for Social Security goes toward Medicare to cover most services like hospital stays and doctors’ visits.”

What did people do prior to 1965?  The American people didn’t pay any federal income taxes prior to 1913 either.  How did we and the country survive?  Seriously…, I’m asking?

“People on Medicare can also choose to get additional coverage from Medicare-approved private insurers to cover other services such as dental, vision and prescription drugs.”

“Our health care system could best be described as a hybrid. About half the money comes from the private sector: people who have private insurance through their employers or who are self-insured. The other half is from the public sector: federal, state and local governments paying into Medicare and Medicaid.”

Most proposed “Medicare for all” plans would provide fairly comprehensive coverage, as Medicare does now, all with no copays, premiums or deductibles, they say.

Herein lies the rub.

The democrats call it “free” health care with “no copays, premiums or deductibles,” but we all know nothing is “free.”

These politicians are so generous with OUR money!

I’m sure the increase in our taxes would more than equal our copays, premiums and deductibles, as we would not only be covering our own costs, but all of those who don’t pay any taxes as well.

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As with most other democrat schemes, it’s a good deal for those accustomed to living off of government handouts, and that’s about it.

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Of course, the extremely wealthy and most politicians would be exempt from this system, designed for the rest of us peons, just as in the case of Obamacare.

Why are about half of the American people willing to accept a crappy health care system, while the elites just go on living their elite lifestyles?

Because about half of us are either too ignorant to know any better, gullible enough to believe the socialist fairy tales they tell us, too lazy to care either way, or we’re originally from a country where we’re used to this type of treatment, so this is totally acceptable and familiar, and we’re just happy to be here.

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It’s difficult combating the waves of liberal misinformation when the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news media” acts as a co-conspirator rather than a “watch dog” for the American people.

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Remember…, stay thirsty my friends, but don’t drink the liberal Kool-Aide!

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Listen to Cher sing her #1 hit, “Do You Believe in Life After Liberalism!?”  

Why anyone cares what Cher has to say is beyond me, but in the liberals’ world it seems she is considered a wise old sage, ala Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, and Whoopi Goldberg.

In this instance, Cher has demanded that Nancy Pelosi end this partial government shutdown and fund the border wall, tweeting to Nancy, “DON’T DIE ON THIS HILL.”

Maybe I need to reconsider my thoughts on Cher!

Cher has also admitted that she felt she went “too far” with her latest criticisms of President Trump (Whaaat?!), although she’s not exactly sorry for calling him a “cancer ravaging our nation (That sounds more like the Cher I know and love!).”

“I Say What I feel, But There’s a Responsibility That Goes With That,” the 71-year-old singer and actress tweeted. “I Walk Knifes Edge, But Sometimes It’s Too far. This Is Not An Apology….Its a Reprimand.”

She continued, “Just Because I CAN SAY ANYTHING…Doesn’t Mean I SHOULD. Sometimes I Learn The Hard Way, Over & Over. Humans are Fallible.”

Cher’s semi-apology came shortly after she described Trump as a “malignant tumor eating its way through our constitution” in a since-deleted tweet, according to Breitbart News Network.  The news site also reported that Cher called President Trump a “criminal,” a “sociopath” and a “despot.”

According to Fox News, “This is hardly the first time Cher has lashed out against Trump and members of his administration.”

“At an August 2016 Hillary Clinton fundraiser, the singer compared Trump to Hitler and told reporters that Trump was ‘a racist, he’s a misogynist, he’s a horrible person.’”

“She took to Twitter in January to express her sentiments about White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders’ style and shamed her for her everyday wear.”

Cher’s tweet read, “Would someone please tell Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stop dressing like a sister wife?”

“The singer illustrated her tweet with an image of two women in stereotypical clothing.  In the photo the women also sport braids, plain lace-up shoes and high-neck dresses with long sleeves and puffy shoulders.”

After President Trump delivered a prime-time address from the Oval Office making the case for funding the border wall, which was followed by a response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who argued that the president must reopen the government in order to continue conversations about border security, Cher took to Twitter to blast the president for promising that Mexico would pay for the wall and demanded him to end the government shutdown.

The next day, however, she called out Pelosi: “NANCY YOU ARE A HERO. LET (Trump) HAVE HIS FKNG MONEY. PPL WILL STARVE LOSE THEIR HOMES, B UNABLE 2 C DRS.”

Cher then demanded Democrats to “stop” the shutdown before Trump does: “HELL B HERO… HE’LL EAT UR LUNCH & STEAL UR LUNCH YOU’LL B FKD 6 WAYS 2 SUNDAY.DONT DIE ON THIS HILL. HE STOPS AT NOTHING.”

I’m sorry Nancy, but I feel that I have to go along with Cher on this one.  You need to let President Trump have the money for the wall.

“If I could turn back time…,” I’d vote for Donald Trump all over again!

Winning!

 

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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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