No pain-mo gain

This is akin to that diet one promises in January that all the Studs and Studettes will fit into Speedos and those bikinis being somewhat larger than two bandaids and a cork.

America didn’t get into the bloated beach tents by pushing away from the tariff table and telling the other countries that trade will become fair and level. The new economic isn’t and won’t be the same as the old limp and wimpy practices of the old RINO’s and GOP. Don’t bother mentioning the Jackasses; they are in the business of giving away this Country for some high carb rice dinners.

Predictably, former trading partners don;t care for the new rules; don’t blame them, they’re taking it in the shorts also. They won’t like being the solitary fat kid on the beach That’s the way the mop flops. Either get in the game or sit in the seagull poop.

Stay tuned. This is just the beginning.

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Ponder this

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.

~ Voltaire

Peccable reflections

There is only one question that needs to be asked of these bozos.
Who is responsible for polarizing the Country.

Politicians fear for safety as threats against Congress skyrocket

Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia bought body armor. Rep. Gregg Harper hired armed security guards for events back home in Mississippi. And Rep. Dan Dovonan fortified his Brooklyn and Staten Island offices with security cameras and buzzer systems.

This is the new normal for members of Congress. One year after the horrific congressional baseball shooting that almost took the life of Rep. Steve Scalise and former Hill staffer Matt Mika, members are keenly aware that serving in public office has put a target on their backs.

“The true reality is if somebody wanted to do me harm, they could probably do that with relative ease and that is sad,” said Rep. Chuck Fleishmann (R-Tenn.), a New York City native. [snip]

And members of Congress aren’t allowed to carry around their licensed concealed guns while in Washington, taking away one option to defend themselves.

“I’m trained at what I do and how I do it with a weapon,” said Rep. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.), who backs concealed carry reciprocity legislation. “If I had the ability to carry, I would feel safer.”[snip]

Everyday citizens aren’t allowed to carry in DC; why should some politician have that privilege. A part of the why and how of this antipathy toward them.

These people were elected to ‘Do the will of the people’ yet once there they have overspent the tax receipts, left open our borders and with all that , work maybe three days a week.

Let them worry!

Historical happenings

5/26/1835 A resolution is passed in the U.S. Congress stating that Congress has no authority over state slavery laws.

5/26/1868 ~ President Andrew Johnson is acquitted of all charges of impeachment.

5/26/1940 ~ The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk begins.

Historical happenings

5/19/1780 ~ Near total darkness descends on New England at noon. No explanation is found.

5/19/1921 ~ Congress sharply curbs immigration, setting a national quota system.

5/19/1964 ~ U.S. diplomats find at least 40 microphones planted in the American embassy in Moscow.

Day by Day

Observations

There is something that exists in the collective stupidity of politicians. Once again it is being exhibited in the GOP’s inability to understand what happened in the 2016 election. Now Reince Priebus is mouthing the very bits of idiocy that the voters rejected when they elected Trump. All this is after the GOP has worked their damnedest to thwart Trump’s agenda.

Reince Priebus: GOP Will Return to ‘Traditional Platform’ After Trump

It is oft debated the transformative effect President Donald J. Trump has had on the platform and principles of the Grand Ol’ Party, but according to former RNC chairman and former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, President Trump has not changed the GOP much at all. In fact, he apparently told a group of Georgetown University students that it will “basically return” to its platform prior to Trump once he leaves office.

According to the Georgetown student paper, The Hoya, Priebus claimed that there is not all that much different in the Republican Party itself, but that Trump is his own unique brand. However, for the present time, Trump has refocused the party on a populist message.

From The Hoya:

Priebus acknowledged Trump is, in some ways, not like any other Republican president. Trump is “extremely unique” in his personal style, Priebus said, and his campaign themes refocused the Republican Party on a populist message.

“President Trump’s been very good for the party in the sense that it’s returned to the idea that the American workers are worth fighting for. That we’re not about Wall Street — we’re about people that are making tools and working with their hands and have been forgotten,” Priebus said.

Reince Priebus also touted President Trump’s success in pushing for “traditional” GOP stances. [snip]

Priebus cited Trump’s accomplishments, which appeal to his Republican base, as evidence his unconventional leadership style has not impeded his success.

“You have the tax cuts, you’ve got the Supreme Court and you have a total deregulation and a dismantling of almost everything that Obama did by executive order,” Priebus said. “Those, if you’re a Republican, are great things. The decisions that he’s made have made him a pretty historic president in only a year.”

[snip]

But at the end of the day, despite President Trump’s success in growing the base, he predicted that it will not have a long lasting impact. [snip]

Ignorance is curable, albeit a painful process; stupidity is terminal. There is no cure for that. It seems that the GOP has contracted the latter. Frankly, it will be a relief when they/re gone. More and more voters are eschewing belonging to a party, opting for the Independent label.

Given the mess in DC from both Parties, their demise is welcome. We know there are enough lampposts. It is only a matter of finding enough rope.