The U.S. – Mexican Wall

There was a number of years where I was a proponent of building a wall to secure our Southern border.  Over the years, I have read and discussed the subject more.

My position on the matter has shifted somewhat. I still see the need for the wall, but not as a budgetary priority.

Having an understanding that the numbers of those slipping over the border are not as great as those that are overstaying their visas. Since I work in an industry of numbers, I feel that it is important to follow my brain here more than my heart or gut.

Does this change my position on deportation? No, not in the least.  (Watch for a follow-up post on Dreamers)

I would rather see the financing for the war on drugs (as a tangent, legalize marijuana on a national level)  being diverted to the enforcement of immigration law.

While the wall has value, the tremendous cost is not one that we can afford. The GOP wants it. With the stiff tax cuts, they have fucked us over to the point that we cannot pay for it. Perhaps when we have our finances under control, we can construct sections of the wall in areas that badly need it.

I have to wonder how fuqtarded that the GOP voters were that actually believed the Orangatard when he said that Mexico was going to pay for it. I know that not all did, but they sure were vocally in support of the idea. Former Mexican President had put it pretty well:

“TRUMP, when will you understand that I am not paying for that fucken wall. Be clear with US tax payers. They will pay for it.”

Do I still think that property owners along the border should be able to defend our border by force? Yes, I do. I still view it as an incursion.  If the Mexican police or military cross over, even more so. Our sovereign soil should be defended, as well as property rights.
So, in the end, I am pretty well against the construction of a full wall on our Southern border.

 

Presidential Pardons

While we have a world class putz in office and the other three houses controlled by the same party, I do not expect any change. Not to mention that the slimiest party (when it comes to people vs corporations/political party) being in power.

This is something that needs to be addressed after the current shit ball is over.

The Presidential power to grant pardons needs to be limited. They should not be able to pardon anyone from their own administration/appointees.

Let the following Presidents issue those pardons.

Pardoning your own messes sure seems like a conflict of interest. Yes, an abuse of power, that perhaps should be grounds for impeachment by itself.

Which administrations have had the most resignations or indictments?

This post will take some time to refine the data.

The title really is the desired information. My initial thoughts are that this will show the GOP as the most corrupt. It could be enlightening, let us see huh?

Trump

Obama

Bush (W)

Clinton

Bush (HW)

Reagan

 

here is one source to start it off, while I gather details.

ADMINISTRATION PARTY YEARS IN

OFFICE

CRIMINAL

INDICTMENTS

CRIMINAL

CONVICTIONS

PRISON

SENTENCES

BARACK OBAMA Democratic 8 0 0 0
GEORGE W. BUSH Republican 8 16 16 9
BILL CLINTON Democratic 8 2 1 1
GEORGE H. W. BUSH Republican 4 1 1 1
RONALD REAGAN Republican 8 26 16 8
JIMMY CARTER Democratic 4 1 0 0
GERALD FORD Republican 2.4 1 1 1
RICHARD NIXON Republican 5.6 76 55 15

GOP Hypocrisy

Time and time again we hear the GOP preach that they want a smaller government and fiscal responsibility.

I would love to see either of those tenets to be true.

I just have not seen it yet. Each GOP administration has expanded the government. We are still early in Cheeto Von Tweeto’s administration. Since he seems to be too mentally challenged to fill out his appointment list, he may achieve this before his impeachment.Time will tell if he is destined to choke on some prison cock, but that may be a debate on another day.

Fiscal responsibility… not from this administration. All of those people who felt that a failed reality show host was a great idea. fuck the hell off. You helped screw over a few generations. It is going to take some time to repair the damages on this tax cut bill. We know that T-Rump will sign it, thinking that it is amazing. well it is kind of amazing. amazing that millions of people were so stupid that they set the stage for this shit show.

We learned from Reagan that his trickle down theory does not work. Later on, we watched in horror as W game away billions in tax rebates. Yes, I cashed mine too. We knew that the country was not in a position for that tax package.

Is the GOP so stricken with tunnel vision that it cannot see what must be done? If you want to cut taxes, great find a way to pay for it. What are you going to cut? Congress (both sides of the aisle) are very happy to raise their pay, benefits, pensions, protections and exclusions. That is the easy stuff for them.  The hard part seems to be doing things responsibly, like oh I don’t know… pay back all of the money that they and their predecessors have stolen form social security over the years? How about they find some pork to trim away?

Sadly this is not the modern GOP way. The new way is to fool the masses in thinking that you have a fucking clue as to what to do, then protect the wealthy.

Want the positive? Here it is, most of the damage is done after the next term is over. So T-Rump will be out of office no matter what. If we the people are enjoying any luck, the next congress or two will undo this fuqtard’s actions. No I am not wanting him to be erased from history. We need to never make this kind of mistake again.

North Korea begs for decimation

Isn’t it interesting that the North Koreans are trying to claim that T-Rump declared war? I am guessing that the supreme leader does not allow for education, let alone the subject of history.

It was after all the North Koreans that declared war by invading South Korea on June 25th, 1950.

That painful war, dragged on until July 27th, 1950 when they signed an armistice, not a peace treaty, but an armistice bringing an end to the fighting.

On at least six occasions, the North Koreans had backed out of the armistice. Obviously I do not want to see nuclear arms in play. Even in the “good guys’” hands, they are a terrible idea. But when a psychopath controls them (yes, in this case, both sides) it is a scary situation.

http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/northkorea/2009/05/28/46/0401000000AEN20090528004200315F.HTML       https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/25/world/asia/trump-north-korea.html?mcubz=3

I am not normally a hawk, but it may be time to finish this one. The current regime appears to be hell bent to see some action. I am not saying that T-Rump is not without fault. The Hyper-Tweeting Orangutan has been bickering with Kim Jong Un like a school kid. If it were just saber rattling, we could just move on as long as the war does not heat back up. The events that led me to believe that we should bring this chapter to a decisive conclusion is that Kim Fatty the Third keeps escalating his testing of weapons that put millions/billions at risk.

It is time for us to make Kim yell out: 이런 벙커 버스터는 어디서 나온거야? (Holy shit, where did all of the bunker busters come from?)

 

Favorite Nicknames for Trump

Gathering a collection of nicknames for Donald J. Trump.

Cheeto Von Tweeto
Orangatan in Chief
Cheeto-dusted Führer
Tangerine Tyrant

I did stumble onto this list: http://www.thehypertexts.com/Donald%20Trump%20Nicknames.htm

The Donald — Ivana Trump (she first used the term in a 1989 Spy Magazine cover story)
Lord Voldemort — Rosie O’Donnell
Golden Wrecking Ball — Sarah Palin (who was NOT trying to be funny!)
Short-Fingered Vulgarian — Graydon Carter (a nickname Trump hates because he seems to think it implies that he is under-endowed “down there”)
Tiny Hands Trump, Babyfingers Trump and Pixie Fingers Trump — Michael R. Burch (nicknames based on Graydon Carter’s nickname above)
The Most Fabulous Whiner — after Donald Trump described himself to CNN’s Chris Cuomo as the “most fabulous whiner” who keeps “winning by whining”
Fuckface von Clownstick, Man-Baby, Comedy Entrapment and Unrepentant Narcissistic Asshole — Jon Stewart
The White Kanye ― Bill Maher
Trump of Doom — Michael R. Burch (first used in a possibly prophetic Facebook post on September 11, 2015)
Agent Orange — Anonymous

When Protests Evolve Into Riots

We have been seeing far too many incidents where what starts as a peaceful protest, or vigil turn into horrible riots.

I do not know why the mainstream media cannot devlop a damn spine and call the event what it is when it turns. Do they feel that they will be protested, boycotted, or what? If the media outlets had the balls to return to being NEWS agencies again and not ratings fluffballs we may actually listen to and respect them.

Have we gotten to the point where so many people buy into the bullshit of “white privilege”? Has society decided that any given non-white group can riot with immunity?

Even when the outrage is justified, the destruction of your local towns is not. Have pride in yourselves enough to hold peaceful protests. Once that our great leaders would be proud of.

How exciting can election night get?

Just before Trump became the presumptive nominee for the GOP, I started putting together a prediction for a four candidate general election.

The expectation was both conventions would be screwed; Clinton would be the Dem nominee, and Cruz on the GOP side after they party pulled some shenanigans.

Now, I said four candidates… yes, Trump and Sanders go independent due to the respective established parties not wanting anything to do with the renegades.

I am not sure how sound either party would be after dismissing the two candidates that has shown themselves as desired byt he masses.

On the Bernie front, we have seen several issues with the Hillary campaign as well as the party itself.

The direction I find most intriguing is that Bernie is really an Independent. So if he broke off, he would likely keep roughly half of the Dems, plus significant numbers of the Independent party (which makes up what 46% of the voter base?) plus the Republicans who will not vote for Trump, nor Hillary. To me it looks like a Bernie night.

This would give us the most exciting election night in my memory.

Now let’s see what happens.

Amnesty vs Path to Citizenship – We Cannot Afford Either

We have seen the fight between the politicians and the citizenry over the issue of illegals.

I am not going to with some wimp assed semantecs over illegal vs undocumented alien. Other than to call them what they are; aliens who are here illegally, hence the phrase.

So we have an estimated 11 million illegal aliens in the country.

I have said it before and I will say it again, I do not care what country they come from. I am not a racist… I just want them to arrive legally.

Before you even start with the whole stupid line of remarks about how white people were the first illegals let’s get this out of the way too.

Even the “Native Americans” (hereafter referred to as Indians (that is another topic)) came here from another continent.

There were no immigration laws until there was a government who saw need for them.

When the economy is strong, we tend to take a more lazaire faire attitude. If it isn’t posing us a direct financial impact we let it slide.

With our household finances, when times get tight we have to find ways to save (those who are smarter don’t feed the pig to begin with) money wherever we can.

Now the government on the other hand when faced with this doesn’t seem to notice the needs changing. They just keep spending and giving stuff away. Money that is not THEIRS to give. It is ours for them to look after. We have entrusted it to them.

11 millions people inside the country illegally; some just over stayed their visas, others came in illegally to begin with.

Our government has chosen to bring in people for high tech jobs with claims that we don;t have viable candidates locally. This year they are giving more visas than their are jobs for. Shit we even have high tech visas for ENTRY LEVEL positions… wait what?!? for every level? Isn’t the definition of entry level a position that a beginner can do?  Are they expecting us to believe that we don’t have some high school grads that cannot fill those jobs? Does’;t corporate America have a responsibility to have a pathway to employment? (well the phrase works for illegals right?) Why should business think that they can just decide that they hire experts only for every role. Sure you want experts… train them.

Unemployment has been bad, and devastating in the teen markets. They don’t need more hurdles thrown in their way.

Corporate America is wanting the moon, but only wanting to pay for a model rocket, or perhaps a stomp rocket. Corporate America feel that they should set the job requirements for college degrees for (seemingly) an job within their organizations. I am not knocking upper education, as it is a wonderful thing, but is it really required? Don’t you think that life education can count for something? I have over 30 certifications from Microsoft (and others) but they do not equal a college degree to an employer. can a brand new college graduate do all that I can? Sure after they have a long time in the field like I have. My experience truly includes blood, sweat and tears.

So since corporate America wants to push for the education, do they bolster the student loans? How about push for lower tuition and books? no, no no… that would make too much sense. They choose to grant in state tuition for criminals who slipped into this county in a variety of ways.  Now some kids, were dragged along as baggage… As a dear friend said (as best as I remember) if a dad steam a car and gives it to their teenager, does the teenager get to keep it? NO! It is still a stolen car.

Where else are illegals costing us?

Medical costs are debatable, but I think that if you are not supposed to be here, then we should not have to pay. If my license to drive has been suspended and I drive anyway, resulting in an my being rear ended who is at fault? Me, for being on the road in the first place.  The same principle applies doesn’t it?,

Aren’t we spending too much on translation services?

With all of these extra costs, they want to give green cards to everyone here that didn’t come the right way.

That just spits in the faces of all of those who did do the right thing in their path to become Americans.

We have a solid pathway to citizenship already.

http://www.uscis.gov/greencard

If a person has a green card, I am quite happy to help with getting through the test, improving language skills, etc..

Would another amnesty help? Sure, those that can start working above the table, could start working towards a retirement. Politicians who were able to stand there and say that they helped the illegals get legal… sure they would be better off as long as the newly legal  made it worth their wile to cover the loss of those who opposed their actions.  Would farmers prosper? they would have to start doing things legally themselves.  They already should be… but we know the truth.

We cannot harbor criminals.

We cannot afford it

We cannot keep doing this.

We cannot.