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.

After this current political storm calms

Regardless of your feelings on the 2016 elections, I think that we have uncovered a hole that is not covered on a constitutional level.

What is the appropriate remedy for a fraudulent election?

We need to have this gap filled. For the sake of argument, let’s say that we discover that a foreign nation was found meddling in our election. and that a candidate and staff was involved. We had to ponder this with the birther movement. I know I contemplated it. What if we found out that the President was not eligible to hold the office?

Considering the damage that can be done by this fraud of a President, what is the best remedy? Yes, we have an impeachment process for high crimes and misdemeanors, but that is just a removal from if the Senate so decrees it.

I think that it should be more serious. I think that the Presidency should be voided. all appointments rescinded, even if they were confirmed by the Senate. It is fruit form the poisonous tree.  Void all executive orders, and any bills that the fraudulent President signed would be placed on hold pending the swearing in of the new president.

The tricky is this… do you install the other Presidential candidate? it seems to be the most fair process. Since the normal path of succession would place the Vice President int he Presidency, this would not work since they are enjoying that same poisoned fruit.

This is not an easy issue to wrestle with. Of course we know that in our current situation we are not going to see any change. This needs to be written now, and once the current administration is out, we can put it forth. I think that after this calms we have a shot seeing both side being able to tackle this objectively. I hope that it would never be used.

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.

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

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.

 

The Executive Order and Abuse of Power

Executive orders and their abuse.

Yes, I have posed the question a couple times before, but I am afraid that it did not generate enough debate to adequately discuss the positions.

Here is a quick refresher..

Where is the check and balance?
Our forefathers had a strong foundation built into our government that required that each branch to have checks and balances again each other.

We have three branches, right?
If the legislative branch over reaches it’s power, the judicial branch steps in an invalidates the abusive acts or sections that are abusive.
When the judicial branch is out of the line, the legislative branch sends bills to the executive branch to change the law.
The executive branch has veto power to prevent bad laws from hitting the books.

The executive branch has another power, that really doesn’t have a check; the executive order.
The executive order has no basis in law, it was not a power granted by neither the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, nor the Declaration of Independence.

Past Presidents have decided that this power is implied by the founding documents.
Executive orders do not apply to the citizenry, but only apply to governement entities.
This is like the way that congress has its tantrums over Presidential actions by defunding the area that they don’t like.

Since I am only one person, with limited time and resources I am calling out for examples of executive orders that are abusive in nature.
As I scratch the surface, it looks like there is much more abuse by way or memos and directive than by executive order.
Perhaps that is because the executive order is far too open to the public.
This Presidency was suppsedly pushing for governmental transparency. That appears to be another typical campaign lie.

When Obama was elected, I has posted that I would call it like I saw it if he turned out to be a poor President.
I have decided that he is not an effective President. Some of it is not his fault, but many other areas are.

 

 

And we’re on to our next challenge!

By Eyes_Open

Seems North Korea is at it again.

http://www.caintv.com/nice-knowing-you-apparently-no

 

And I will reiterate the last paragraph;
When an unstable communist dictator openly threatens to nuke you, what is the proper response. I’m especially interested in the opinion of left-wingers who reflexively dismiss any sort of aggressive response as only making the situation worse. Fine. What would you do? Pay them a king’s ransom? Ignore them and pray they’re not serious? Go to the Chinese (you might want to bring some money, since we owe them a little) and ask them to get the kid under control?

 

Being moderate, I try to steer away from total destruction. And I’d like to see us (the US) get out of other countries’ business, but this time it is a direct threat on us. We invaded the middle east because of an indirect threat, what will we do to counter this direct threat?

How close are we?

As we saw demonstrations in 49 state capitols, do you think that the politicians took note?

Do you think that they will just dig deeper into their party lines and not get any where?

Perhaps they will pass some pusstastic legislation that will not make anyone happy…

 

This brings us to a discussion that we have had before. How close are we to seeing assassination attempts? At what point will we start to took more for revolution? (if anyone has the balls left for THAT kind of action)