HEALTHCARE

The healthcare debacle needs to end.  As I have said previously, it is time for a straight repeal that would take effect in 9 months.  This would  accomplish two things.  First, any Republican in Congress who votes against it would be exposed as a fraud and needs to be targeted in their next election by a true Republican.  Second, it would force both sides to get serious and fix the mess that is Obamacare.  Competition across state lines is way overdue.

Let’s get serious, the only people hurt by a repeal are people who are getting free coverage under Obamacare.

Now let’s talk about pre-existing conditions.  States need to set up pools to help these people.  Insurance is not relevant.  Listen, if you have a condition that requires $100K/yr, paying $2000/yr in insurance is winning the lottery not insurance.  Insurance is designed to cover future unknown contingencies, not known problems.  Pretending that people without insurance who have serious medical conditions should be able to buy insurance like and at the same cost as healthy people is nonsense.

I’m not insensitive to the plight of these people, but the answer lies with states making sure they don’t fall in the crack, not by making everyone else pay exorbitant insurance rates!

THE BEGINNING OF THE END FOR CLIMATE FRAUD

I have often wondered what would happen when the climate fraudsters ended up in a courtroom where they would have to put up or shut up about their fraudulently manipulated data in the light of day subject to examination and cross examination by the climate skeptics.  The following link will tell you how that works out for the fraudsters.  http://principia-scientific.org/breaking-fatal-courtroom-act-ruins-michael-hockey-stick-mann/.  It was set out in Paul Homewoods excellent blog – notalotofpeopleknowthat.

What makes it particularly enjoyable is that Michael, the hockey stick, Mann brought it on himself.  He sued Tim Ball, about whom I have spoken previously, for libel in Canada because Ball said Mann should be in the state pen rather than at Penn State, which is a turn of phrase I thoroughly enjoy.  When forced by the court to turn over the back up data for his fraudulent hockey stick graph — which is the Rosetta Stone for all the fraudsters — he went belly up and put himself in contempt of court.  Now the Canadian court will pretty much be required to find that Mann engaged in criminal fraud in his bs graph, using federal funds and he will be required to pay Ball’s fees and the expenses.

Mann as laid out in the article was also stupid enough to file a libel case in DC against Mark Steyn which will also likely lead to a similar result.

The destruction of this toad is the true beginning of the end for the left’s perversion of science to try to destroy capitalism and replace it with a worldwide socialist government.  Interesting, Obama just a couple of days ago said the the only hope for the world is a progressive — read that as socialist– world wide government.  If you’ve read my earlier rants you will know that this is not a new position for Obama.  His entire presidency was about weakening this country and giving our money to everyone else.

Don’f forget that this isn’t the first time the fraudsters got caught.  Look up climate gate if you’ve forgotten.

Trump and Pruitt stand your ground.  You’ve been proven right.  Keep us safe from the worldwide socialist cabal.

BERNHARDT LANGER AND HILLARY CLINTON

More strange bedfellows.  Who’d of thought.  The reason for this juxtaposition is that both are involved in rules that involve intent.  In Hillary’s case, violation of the laws pertaining to classified information didn’t  require intent just carelessness.  In Langer’s case, his violation of the rules pertaining to anchoring your putter requires intent.  Hillary was clearly in violation of the applicable laws and should have been prosecuted.  In Langer’s case, the rules require that he intended to anchor his putter to be a violation and he said he didn’t.  Anyone who has seen the videos knows he anchored his putter.  However, USGA lackeys say that since he said he didn’t intend to it’s okay.  This is total BS and the USGA needs to amend its rules.  The proof is that when the USGA informed him that there was a question, his putting went south.  Knowing that he was being watched for anchoring,  he couldn’t putt for shit.  Wake up and fix the rules.

CLIMATE CHANGE AND ORKIN

Strange bedfellows I know but watching recent ORKIN commercials has convinced me that the brainwashing of the left has now invaded even advertising.  It has been demonstrably shown that the 97% of scientists believe in global warming, is false.  Schools have been force feeding this nonsense to our kids for years and now Orkiin is saying in their commercials that we use “science ” to determine how to get rid of your pests.  We use science would never have been a phrase used in commercials before the present leftist nonsense about the supposed settled science of global warming.

CHANGE UP

Pun intended.  This is a rant I have been meaning to write for a while.  Today’s Major League Baseball pitchers are pussies.  I was born in the late 40’s and grew up watching baseball in the 50’s.  We lived in Tampa and I guess our closest major league team was the Washington Senators, but we were fans of the Milwaukee Braves — probably because my parents were from Minnesota and this was prior to the Twins.  At any rate, this was the time when Warren Spahn and Lou Burdette were pitching for the Braves and Whitey Ford and Don Larson and Sandy Kofax and Herb Score and Don Drysdale and Robin Roberts among many others were pitching.  The norm was to pitch a complete game and I remember more than one where the starting pitcher continued pitching into extra innings. [In 1963, Juan Marichal for the Giants and Warren Spahn for the Braves pitched against each other for 16 innings.  That’s more than most of today’s pussies would pitch in three games.]

Today’s pussies seem to think they have done a great job if they last six innings.  They have few if any complete games during a season.  Hell, when I played Little League, it was the norm that the starter pitch all six innings.  As an aside, I once pitched a no-hitter and we won 6-4.  A defensive masterpiece — not.  In American Legion ball when I was 13 through 16 or so, the starting pitcher threw all nine innings unless he was getting pounded, but today’s adults can’t do it.  Come on.  Next thing you know, they’ll allow runners in the mile to bring in a sub for the last quarter mile.

How did we end up with this ridiculous state of fragile athletes?  I have no idea.  Hell, relief pitchers are sometimes only allowed to pitch one inning.  If you can’t throw three innings every day, you should give up.  SERIOUSLY, give up!  You’re not an athlete, you’re a pampered pussy.  This is one reason that games are so damn long.  It’s not unusual to see a pitcher brought in to face only one batter.  Let’s get back to having athletes pitch instead of pampered prima donnas.

QUICKIE

Just a quick note in case you didn’t see it, but in response to a request by I believe Judicial Watch, their request for NSA records regarding unmasking by Susan Rice and other Obama criminals was denied because the most transparent administration in history says that they conveniently transferred them to the Obama Presidential Library, which doesn’t exist as of yet, but means that the records of their criminal activity cannot be accessed for the next five years.  What a shocker!  Fortunately not only Judicial Watch requested them but one or more congressional committees requested them and I seem to remember that at least one committee subpoenaed them.  It will be interesting to see if the transfer occurred before or after the records were requested.  It also raises the troubling question of why a Trump Administration NSA would participate in this travesty.  Clearly, Trump needs to drain the NSA swamp!

CURTIS SLIWA

Am watching the Fox News Specialists, a strange monicker for the show given the cast, and one of the guest specialists today is Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels.  When I was on my fellowship at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, they had a program in the evenings, at least a couple times a week in the Arco Forum where prominent people were invited to speak and anyone could attend.  The speakers were all well known individuals and I went to all of them while I was there.  Ted Kennedy spoke and I believe Casper Weinberg along with George Will and Vernon Jordan who had just left the Urban League.  Shere Hite of the famous Hite Report on female sexuality spoke.  She was interesting but had so much white makeup on she looked like a Kabuki dancer.  There were numerous others including Curtis Sliwa.  Now this was almost forty years ago but he was hands down the most charismatic speaker by far!!  Just a little tidbit from my past.

BTW, there are only two other people I have met that were truly charismatic.  The first was Hubert Humphrey, the Senator and presidential candidate from Minnesota.  He was having dinner in a restaurant in Bethesda where my first wife and I were also dining.  My parents were from Minnesota and his office had helped my grandmother with a problem and I went over and thanked him.  While my politics differ, the man positively glowed.  It was amazing.

The only other person I met who was positively, glowingly charismatic was Wonder Woman, Linda Carter.  I was in a vitamin shop close to my office in Rockville, Maryland and there was only the clerk and a woman toward the back of the store.  While I was looking around, the woman approached and suggested I should get some wheat grass.  When I turned to face her, I was almost speechless when I saw who she was.  She was just incredible and positively glowed.  She would stand out in any crowd, anywhere.  Not just because she’s gorgeous but there was just an aura or presence about her that was incredible.

ANDREW NAPOLITANO AND OTHER NONSENSE

You know there was a time when I thought the judge had his head screwed on pretty well, but recent events have led me to believe otherwise.  First, he was a first level trial court judge in New Jersey, not a US District Court judge or an Appellate Court judge at the federal or state level.  Thus he’s hardly a leading legal light.  He’s more like Judge Judy.  Also he didn’t attend Harvard or Yale or Stanford, he went to Notre Dame.  This is not a put down on ND, it is presently rated I believe like 20th in the nation.  My law school is presently rated 40th.  However, that’s now.  All you need to know is that when I was applying to law schools and took the LSAT, as part of the price for the test you could have your scores sent to 4 schools for free.  I had mine sent to Harvard, Yale, Florida and for the hell of it–ND.  I applied to the first three because I figured if I didn’t get into Harvard or Yale it wasn’t worth the cost to go out of state.  ND accepted me without me even applying.

Now my problem with Napolitano is that he has recently been putting out opinion pieces which seriously cause me to question his legal acumen.  He’s made it clear that he’s not a Trump fan but a libertarian — which is fine —  but it appears to be affecting his ability to put forth rational opinions.  (If you want to see someone who doesn’t let his personal preference affect his legal opinion look up recent articles by Alan Dershowitz or Andrew McCarthy.). Judge Napolitano has repeatedly suggested recently that Trump’s constitutional authority as THE EXECUTIVE, is somehow constrained by the Independent Counsel act, which I believe was declared unconstitutional and led to the DOJ regs which allow appointment of a Special Counsel.  However, DOJ cannot issue a regulation changing a president’s constitutional authority.  It doesn’t work that way anymore than Congress can pass a law changing the Constitution.

The bottom line is that as President, Trump is in charge of the entire Executive Branch and neither Mueller nor the FBI is independent.  He has the constitutional authority to fire them all for any or no reason.

Rosenstein exceeded his authority by appointing Mueller in the first place.  The relevant regs allow for appointment of a Special Counsel only to investigate a specific crime.  A foreign intelligence investigation is not a criminal investigation and at the time of Mueller’s appointment, there was no crime.  Therefore, Rosenstein caved to political pressure and appointed someone without the authority to do so.  Trump has every right to be upset with Rosenstein.

While he has the constitutional authority to fire them both, the swamp creatures on both sides would go bat shit crazy and his ability to get anything done would be close to zero.  He needs to quit tweeting and let his legal team and other surrogates continue to pound Mueller on his apparent conflict of interest.  They have been doing so but only on the fact that Comey and Mueller are joined at the hip and even vacation together.  They need to expand the criticism to include the fact that any real investigation would include Comey’s potential criminal activities.  After all, he converted federal documents to his private use without permission or approval and then leaked them for his own purposes.  This should help counter the nonsense spouted by many ‘legal authorities’ that having a prosecutor that is friends with a cop is not unusual or unethical.  While that may or may not be the case depending on the circumstances of a particular case, it certainly isn’t the case where the prosecutor’s buddy is one half of a he said/he said pissing contest.  If Mueller really is the supposed straight shooter everyone claims, he’d recuse himself!  That would be a good first step but not really good enough since he has hired a bunch of Dem supporting prosecutors, including one who represented Hillary and the family slush fund on the email debacle.  [It is also worth noting that Comey may well have perjured himself in his Senate testimony when he said he didn’t make notes of his conversations with other presidents.  However, in a book out on Cheney, the author quotes extensively from notes made by Comey on a conversation he had with Bush.  Not unsurprisingly, Comey’s notes paint himself as a savior of the country.  Sounds like standard Comey derangement.]

Republican lawmakers need to speak out about this illegal investigation and push for Mueller’s removal.  And Rosenstein, as indicated in an article by Andrew McCarthy this morning, needs to resend his delegation to Mueller and issue a new one narrowly tailored to specific CRIMINAL activities.  Russian meddling is not a crime!

REDSKINS

First off today, a big Hail to the Redskins!  I have been a Redskins fan for most of my life, and today the Supreme Court put a stake in the heart of the PC police at the Patent and Trademark office ruling that trademark protection cannot be refused because someone claims to be offended by free speech.  Obama’s PC nonsense just took a big hit!!