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Seems that there is some very weird goings on around the Country. Not just in DC but in flyover land too. First we have a very devout sui generis Republican, (Latin, literally: of its own kind) who is a rogue. McCain deserves the appellation RINO for his inability to join with the party on matters innate to the GOP.

McCain Defends Giving Trump Dossier to Comey: ‘Duty Demanded I Do’ It

In his new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) defends his decision to give a controversial dossier about President Trump to former FBI chief James Comey.

“I agreed to receive a copy of what is now referred to as ‘the dossier,’” McCain writes in the upcoming book, titled The Restless Wave, referencing information compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. “I reviewed its contents. The allegations were disturbing, but I had no idea which if any were true. I could not independently verify any of it, and so I did what any American who cares about our nation’s security should have done.” [snip]

That isn’t the end of it either with this clown.

Irony: Obama Called McCain To Thank Him For This Very Critical Vote

It was a vote that earned him the ire of Republicans—and rightfully so. Sen. John McCain voted with Democrats against the GOP’s so-called skinny repeal of Obamacare in July of 2017. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) also voted against the bill, which killed it in the Senate. The infamous “thumbs down” vote sealed the deal. The Left rejoiced momentarily, with former President Obama calling McCain to thank him for his vote (via The Hill):

Former President Obama thanked Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) last year after he voted against the GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, according to the senator’s upcoming memoir. [snip]

McCain never answered to that Article 32 nor any of the numerous statements made by fellow captives concerning his behavior during time in Hanoi.

 

‘Nothing But You and the Cows and the Sirens’ — Crime Tests Sheriffs Who Police Small Towns

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio—Ross County, with its rolling forested green hills and quaint two-century-old county seat, is an image of idyllic rural America.

But as night fell here on a warm Tuesday in May, chaos descended on the Ross County Sheriff’s Office. A neighbor called to report a disturbance, likely a violent domestic dispute, and another called to report a man slumped over the steering wheel of his pickup, likely an overdose. Calls of other suspicious vehicles came flooding in.

“It is nothing but you and the cows and the sirens,” said Sgt. Brenton Davidson, a patrol sergeant at the sheriff’s office. “You are seeing more violence, and you never know where your backup is coming from.”

The violent-crime rate in rural areas rose above the national average for the first time in a decade, according to the most recently available data from the federal government. Though cities, on average, still have a higher violent-crime rate than rural areas, large metropolitan areas are safer than they have been in decades, while small communities in some states are getting more dangerous. [snip]

Violent-crime rates in rural counties tripled in New Hampshire and doubled in West Virginia and Iowa since 1996. The murder rate in West Virginia’s rural counties is now higher than in its metropolitan areas.

In Tennessee, urban gangs are moving out into the country to be closer to their rural customers, said TJ Jordan of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

“They start pushing their wares out into the rural areas,” said Mr. Jordan. “Drugs breed guns, guns breed violence.” [snip]

Arm yourself. Shoot the criminal bastards. Save the county money on trials and incarceration costs. Thinks we’re being harsh? They’ll kill you for a pittance.

Here’s a blue light special but it isn’t a K-Mart bargain.

New law: Kansas cops can’t have sex during traffic stops

A new Kansas law makes it a crime for police to have sex with people they pull over for traffic violations or detain in criminal investigations.

The new law bans sexual relations “during the course of a traffic stop, a custodial interrogation, an interview in connection with an investigation, or while the law enforcement officer has such person detained.”

Now, you may be asking, wasn’t that illegal already?

Actually, it wasn’t.

Kansas was one of 33 states where consensual sex between police and people in their custody wasn’t a crime.

That came as a surprise to members of the House Judiciary Committee, who got the new law passed in a bundled bill with several other law-enforcement measures. Gov. Jeff Colyer signed it into law Thursday. [snip]

“She called me about this. I said, ‘You mean it’s not against the law?’ She said, ‘No, it’s not,'” Carmichael said. “I checked with the revisor (of statutes) and it was not specifically against the law in Kansas.”

Getting away with sex on the job would be a lot harder for police officers now, because most stops are recorded on body cameras, said Rep. John Whitmer, R-Wichita, and also a member of the Judiciary Committee.

But he said it could happen and it’s good to have a law in place if it does. [snip]

Yep, this behavior can slow down response time to a call when the officer gets a little behind in his work.

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Historical happenings

4/26/1937 ~ The German Luftwaffe bombs the city of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War, deliberately targeting its civilian population. Pablo Picasso will later memorialize the event in his antiwar painting “Guernica.”

4/26/1983 ~ The Dow Jones Industrial Average breaks 1,200 for first time.

4/26/1986 ~ The world’s worst nuclear disaster occurs at the Chernobyl power plant in the Soviet Union.

Ponder this

In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.

~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Historical happenings

3/23/1857 ~ Elisha Otis installs the first modern passenger elevator in a public building, at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.

3/23/1909 ~ Theodore Roosevelt begins an African safari sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic Society.

3/23/1981 ~ The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not women.

The Millennials

Perhaps these “Wunderkind” might like to answer one simple question. From where will this retirement money come? The Government doesn’t have any save only what it steals from the citizens through taxes, fines and other corrupt levies. Is it to be the Bernie’s “Tax the Rich” to pay for you?
They have been well indoctrinated with great pains taken to make sure they don’t exercise any capacity of thought.

Millennials Aren’t Saving Because They Think Capitalism Will Be Finished By The Time They Reach 65

I have to apologize for my generation. I mean there’s the appalling affinity for the Democratic Party, the safe spaces, the anti-free speech antics, the triggering, and the fetishistic fixation on victimhood through the patriarchy. A lecture on intersectionality, you say. I’d rather chug bleach. So, I guess it wouldn’t shock you at all that Millennials aren’t saving because they think capitalism will be a thing of the past by the time they reach 65. Emily Zanotti of The Daily Wire has more:

Some millennials aren’t saving for retirement in the hopes that by the time they reach age 65, Capitalism will be a thing of the past.

In an incredible article on Salon, a full two-thirds of millennials admit that they haven’t started a savings account for their golden years. But, perhaps more shocking, a significant group of millennials seem to believe they don’t need to, because by the time they’re old enough to stop working, America will have become a Socialist Workers paradise which will no longer require them to meet financial obligations.

Most of the millenials Salon cites have typical millennial money woes. People entering the job market in the last decade have found themselves largely in a gig economy, faced with mounting student debt and fewer jobs that offer benefits.

Universities are charging more for four year degrees, even though the market demand for, say, degrees in Beyonce Studies is remarkably low, because the government freely hands out student loans, regardless of risk.

Now, there is hope. Yes, young Americans give socialism high marks, another statistic that makes me want to vomit, but that support drops when—you guessed it—they find a job, start making money, and begin to pay taxes.

Laissez le bon temps rouler

The Left is wetting their panties over the possibility of this Presidential slate.

Democrat Dream Team 2020 … from Rico

Unidentified sources (take that MSM) have leaked a potential Democrat (C) “Dream Team” for their 2020 campaign to destroy America.
Yeah, Bernie the Marxist and Faucahontas sounds about as far Left as they could go. I can ‘see’ Louie Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam as Attorney General from there, too…but there are SecDef, SecState, and many other positions to fill as well.

Ponder this

Most of these alternative arrangements, so-called, arise out of the ruins of marriages, not as an improvement of old fashioned marriage.

~ Christopher Lasch