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Democrats Want To Talk About A Coup

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Democrats and the loony left media want to talk about a coup.  Let’s talk.  In the newest verse of the Democrats’ theme song The Sky Is Falling followed by the same old chorus Russia, Russia, Russia they accuse President Trump of attempting a coup.

To start with, President Donald J. Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America.  If he wants to take over himself who are we to stop him?  It is not a coup.  It is his job.

Democrats with Nancy Pelosi’s daughter leading the revolution attempted to intimidate Electoral College Members into forsaking the voters they swore to represent.  Their intent to overthrow the 45th President before he was even inaugurated.  Now that is an attempted coup.

November 9, 2016 democrats in Congress and the mainstream media began their chant to overthrow President Trump.  Publicly stating every chance they get that they intend to take down President Trump.  At not so private retreats funded by deep pockets democrats in Congress planned their line of attack to take down the President.  Now that is an attempt at a coup.

A news outlet providing one candidate but, not the other with the questions prior to a debate may not be an attempt at a coup.  However when you hear that same news outlet complain about Russia trying to influence voters in our election it is hard not to laugh.  It takes one to know one.

For months the media and democrats have demanded that FBI Director James Comey be fired.  When President Trump fired him the democrats accused the President of attempting a coup against himself.

As a political appointee, the Director of the FBI serves at the President’s will and can be fired or hired at the President’s discretion.  When President Bill Clinton fired another Director of the FBI the democrats, media, republicans and anybody in their right mind did not have a problem with it.

The disgrace comes from the fear mongering, lies and melodrama provided by the democrats and the media.  They know their arguments don’t hold water so they dissect every syllable twisting it to fit whatever villanous story they are trying to spin.

According to democrats and media the timing is proof that President Trump is attempting a coup by trying to stop any investigation into his alledged Russia connection.  Knowing full well how absurd their claim is, they regurgitate it over and over again.

In reality the democrats and media chanting the loudest all know that the FBI never missed a beat.  Any and all investigations being worked on before Comey was fired continue to be worked on.  They know that there are ongoing investigations in both the House and Senate.

Neither democrats in Congress or the so-called mainstream media believe for one instance that the United States Of America is in a crisis because President Trump fired James Comey.  Without batting an eye they use fear to undermine the President.  Now that is an attempt at a coup.

Every time you turn around the democrats are whining about something.  The outrage of the moment is shared  by them all almost verbatim.  Each accusation more bizarre than the last.

Democrats inform the nation that people will die in the streets if Obamacare is repealed.  People were not dying in the street before Obamacare and they won’t be after Obamacare.  Instead of trying to help fix the debacle they created, democrats fight to stop the republicans from cleaning up their mess.

Crying wolf every waking moment is not meant to help the American people.  It is yet another example of trying to take over the United States Congress and the White House.  Democrats and the left-wing propagandists spend all their time on attempting to oust Trump in a coup.  All the while the real stories go right over their heads.

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Where Are All The Members Of Congress?

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It is not a wonder that nothing ever gets accomplished in the United States Congress.  The Senate spends 31% and the House a whopping 45% of their work week on breaks.  Out of 260 work days in 2017 the Senate is scheduled to take 79 days off while the House will be taking 115 days off.

For those of you who think the time back home is meant to speak with constituents, I urge you to make an appointment in August with your Senators and Representatives.

When members are in DC a great deal of their time is spent working as telemarketers raising money for their political Party.  Paid professional fund-raisers do not have the bargaining power that a Congress Member does.  Big donors have been given the power of the purse to control Congress with.

The people’s business is no longer a priority for Congress members.  They are far more worried about keeping themselves in office than the duties they swore to uphold.  When every vote is down party lines it indicates that someone other than their constituents are calling the shots.

Maine has democrats, republicans and an independent representing them.  How can something be both bad and good for Mainers at the same time based on which Party our Congressional delegation has sold its soul to?

Worse is the fact that United States Congress Members spew whatever propaganda their Party tells them to.  They could care less about any facts.  The main objective is to keep their Party in the seats.  Nothing is too low for them to sink to in order to gain power for the Party.

Somewhere along the line, Congress forgot what the American people send them to Washington, DC to do.  Campaign promises are not meant to be kept.  Pleasing the deep pockets is at the top of their agenda.

Sure folks need a break.  We all can relate to that.  Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had the same schedule as Congress coupled with their minimum pay of $174,000.00 per year?  That does not include the very generous benefit packages they are given including an excellent  healthcare plan.

Until some serious campaign reforms are put in place, Congress will continue with its  dereliction of duties.  As long as we allow our seats in Congress to be sold to the highest bidder we have no one to blame but, ourselves.  By the time any election is over none of the candidates are fit for office.

 

 

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Chuckie Whimper & Nancy Whine

Just when you think Democratic Congress Members can’t get anymore melodramatic, they do.  Fear mongering is the best they have.  House republicans hadn’t even had a chance to pat themselves on the back before democrats started their latest the sky is falling chant.

Quite frankly democrats have a lot of nerve complaining about the healthcare bill passed in the house.  They refused to sit at the table in a good faith effort to fix the healthcare debacle they created.  Instead they have chosen to derelict their duty.

More interested in causing chaos than the job their constituents hired them to do, democrats frighten the most vulnerable.  Democratic Congress Members should be well aware that the AHCA will now be worked on in the Senate.  Like all bills, it is very likely that it will undergo more changes there.

Obamacare is repealing itself.  There is a big difference between having an insurance card and having coverage.  Premiums, co-pays and deductibles have skyrocketed.  Insurance providers have dropped out like flies.  Employers can no longer afford to pay for quality plans for employees.  The list goes on and on for the issues created with Obamacare.

Democrats better hope AHCA passes the Senate.  Otherwise they will be holding the bag while Obamacare implodes all by itself.  Republicans would be wise to let that happen.  The problem with both scenarios is that the American People will lose.

It is in the best interest of this nation for Senate democrats, republicans, independents (democrats) Bernie and Angus to sit down together like grownups.  The more voices in the discussion the better the end product will be.

No matter how good a healthcare plan is, it will not please everyone.  But, two Parties’ input would be better than one’s.  If Democrats don’t want to be part of the solution than they need to get out of the republicans way and let them do what they can.

Either way, democrats need to stop their crying and grow up.  Who knows what the final healthcare plan will look like.  What I do know is that people weren’t dying in the streets from lack of healthcare before Obamacare and they won’t be after.  Anyone who claims otherwise is lying.

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Sanctuary Cities For Who?

Sanctuary cities might as well put up signs.  “Welcome Criminal Illegal Immigrants Including MS-13”.  Those in charge feel they are above the law.  Instead of trying to change laws they don’t like they break them.

Sanctuary cities feel they don’t need to cooperate with Federal law enforcement such as ICE.  However, they stand with their hands out for hard-earned tax dollars paid by law-abiding citizens.

They argue that there are fewer criminal illegal immigrants than criminal citizens.  One would certainly hope that is true.  The illegal immigrant population is far smaller than the number of citizens.  That is irrelevant.  It is not a competition.

If we could deport criminal citizens I’d be all for it.  But, we can’t.  What we can do is get rid of criminal illegal immigrants.  Sanctuary cities refuse to notify ICE when they have a criminal illegal immigrant in custody.  It is not their job.  Instead they release dangerous criminals back into their population of law-abiding residents.  It is their job to keep their citizens safe.

Sanctuary cities welcome unaccompanied illegal immigrant children into their communities.  Although intentions are benevolent, their actions are not.  What are children with no family or ties to the community to do?  Sanctuary cities do not provide the necessary supervision or guidance that all children require.  Not to worry.  Gangs such as MS-13 take them into their fold.  Those children sent to the United States for a better life have been given more of the same their parents sent them away to avoid.

Advocates of sanctuary cities whine that if immigration authorities are notified of criminal immigrants whereabouts other illegal immigrants won’t cooperate with local law enforcement.  First of all they are not cooperating now.  Second, maybe they would be more inclined to cooperate with officials if they have assurances that the dangerous criminals will not be returned to their neighborhoods to retaliate against them.

Law abiding immigrants here illegally or legally don’t want those animals living amongst them.  It is safe to assume they came to the United States in the first place for a better life.  Anyone with half a brain is not going to report crime knowing full well that the offender will be back on the streets within days if not hours.

Sanctuary cities are playing politics with complete and total disregard for the safety of the very community members they have sworn to protect and the laws they have sworn to uphold.

 

 

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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Fences come in all shapes and sizes.  They provide privacy and security.  Although they have many functions, fences are inanimate objects.  They are not hateful.  Fences simply provide a service of one kind or another.  When fences are well landscaped they are aesthetically pleasing.

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Schools fence in playgrounds to keep children safe.  The idea being to keep students from chasing balls into the street or just wondering off with or without a stranger.  Fences don’t keep children in one hundred percent.  However, they do slow them down giving adults a chance to peel them off what children view as a climbing wall.

Prison fences keep criminals in their allocated time outs and non-criminals safe.  They confine animals in a designated area.  Fences keep people from walking on the grass.  They provide a visual reminder of property lines.

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Gated communities are popular.  People pay a premium price for real estate within the walls of those gated communities.  Although the fences do not provide complete security, they are a deterrent to those from outside the community wishing to harm those within.

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It is rumored that one must be admitted to Heaven thru the Pearly Gates.  Nancy Pelosi must find God hateful.  Who does God think he is?  Is he a racist or is he rewarding those who have lived a good life?

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Roy Rogers and Bing Crosby both sang Cole Porter’s Don’t Fence Me In.  There are many of us filled with a sense of wander lust.  The problem comes when we want to trespass on someone else’s property.  Unfortunately they have rights also.

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There has been much discussion over the need for a wall, fence, barrier or whatever you want to call it along the United States’ southern border for many years.  There is no denying a need to stop drugs and criminals flooding into this country.

Of course a wall will not stop every breach.  However like the school playground fence, it will make the job of border security much easier.  Those who wish to enter the United States can do so at designated border crossings.  In other words they must follow the rules.

It is easy for someone like me to criticize a border wall.  Canada borders my state of residence.  Canadians come here we go there.  They are wonderful neighbors.  We stop at border crossings to check in and out.  Never a big deal.

Unfortunately that is not the case on our southern border.  One rancher has documented two hundred and fifty thousand people crossing his property alone over the past thirty years.

When it is easy to cross the border at designated crossings one has to ask why someone does not want to cross legally.  What are they trying to hide?  Being here illegally?  I don’t think so.  It would be simple to just go back to Mexico for an hour and return to the US for another “visit”.

Mexico is being used as a path for criminals into the United States.  MS-13 gang members now terrorize our citizens.  Drugs flow like a river over our borders.  Unaccompanied children sent here with no families are taken in by gangs to increase their numbers.  It is certainly not the life they were sent here for.

To use the wall as a political fodder is self-serving and dangerous.  To cite cost as a reason is penny wise and pound foolish.  President Trump is right.  In the long run Mexico will pay for the wall.  They have already started making payments by way of the foreign exchange rate and the decline in our trade deficit with Mexico.

 

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Credit Is One Of Life’s Necessary Evils

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Financial aid officers on college campuses across the United States hand out student loans like candy.  Students barely having reached the age of consent are encouraged to borrow as much money as possible to fund their mere existence.

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Each year money is borrowed with no payments due adding to the students’ debt.  Good deal, until the student leaves school.  Whether a college graduate or a college drop out, payments to pay off the student loans begin.  The erroneous myth that the government will forgive the debt will then be exposed.

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Picture the day after graduation.  For those fortunate enough to have a new career in a chosen profession life should be looking bright.  With that brand new income the graduate can buy a brand new car to drive to work.  That is of course unless they owe more to the Federal government than the cost of a brand new car.  Those folks will continue to drive their grandmother’s old beater.

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Upon one’s twenty-first birthday their mailbox is full.  Not with birthday cards.  But, with pre approved credit card offers.  Creditors smell fresh blood in the water.  They offer consumers the ability to buy what they want and pay for it later.  Borrow five hundred and make a minimum payment of twenty-five dollars.

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It does not take long before young adults are buried in debt.  Credit is one of life’s necessary evils.  Those with a bad credit history are treated like a pariah.  No credit and no cash leave people between a rock and a hard spot.

Before signing on the line know what you are contractually obligating yourself to.  Multiply the payment amount by the number of payments to see what amount you will actually be paying for the item you are borrowing money to buy.  Ask yourself how you will make required monthly payments.  If the numbers don’t add up, don’t borrow the money.

The new furniture you buy today and pay for in the future will be old in the future.  Interest free for twelve months is just that.  If you pay it off within the twelve months there is no interest.  However, those types of loans are banking on the fact if you don’t have the money now you won’t have it in twelve months.  If that is the case you will be liable for interest for the first twelve months and every month thereafter until the furniture is paid in full.  Generally the rate of interest charged is much higher than the going rate.

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The better your credit score the better the interest rate charged.  Don’t borrow more than you can afford to pay back.  Make your payments on time.  Remember salespeople are not your friend.  They are paid their commission for selling you something whether you pay your bills or not.  However, they do not get credit and collection calls hounding them for your payment.

There is a big difference between needs and wants.  A forty dollar smart phone will not have all the bells and whistles of a thousand dollar smart phone.  However, they will do enough to meet many needs.  Granite countertops are really nice.  But, laminate countertops are presentable for a lot less money.

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We must all live within our means.  When we don’t the associated stress makes the material  goodies seem much less appealing.  When credit is no longer an option life becomes a lot more complicated.

 

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You Can’t Reason With Crazy

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North Korea is located in Asia just south of China and north of South Korea.  For decades the United States and others have tried to reason with North Korea with positive reinforcements.  In return they have promised to stop attempting to develop nuclear and ballistic weapons.

Year after year North Korea has reneged on all of its promises making any agreement with them not worth the paper it is written on.  But, prior leaders understood that if they pushed the aggression too far there would be dire consequences.

Today North Korea is run by someone clearly suffering from delusions of grandeur.  Intent on taking over the world with nuclear weapons he repeatedly tests missiles.

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Who knows how close North Korea really is to actually being able to carry out their threats of mass destruction.  What we do know is that everyday they are closer to reaching their goals.

The United States does have a moral obligation to stand with our allies in the region.  However, we do not need to take responsibility for putting North Korea in their place.  Japan and South Korea are the obvious targets of North Korea’s nuclear bombs.

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Like other displays of North Korea’s might, the latest missile test failed.  In addition to being determined to be the king of the world, North Korea is not able to control their missiles when they are able to get them up.

It is just a matter of time before one of their out of control bombs hit something.  Russia and China are just as likely to be the recipient as South Korea or Japan.  It is in their best interest to put a stop to the madness.  Both countries do have the ability to do so.