Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Virginia Man Sent to Jail for Registering Dead Individuals to Vote for Democrats in 2016

A Virginia millineal, a Democrat working for Harrisonburg Votes, gets caught signing up fictitious or dead people to vote.

Virginia Man Sent to Jail for Registering Dead Individuals to Vote for Democrats in 2016

Too bad we can make this cheat break rocks for the next decade.

Harrisonburg Votes claims to be non-partisan, so they too, are on the fa├žade, liars.


No Veggies for Me

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE for June 26, 2017 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Long Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Mandelker Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Billingslea Nomination - Confirmation
  • House: Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol
  • House: Surface Water Storage Permitting
  • House: State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies
Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: Nomination of Kristine Svinicki to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Senate: Health Care Reconciliation
  • House: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
  • House: Defund Sanctuary Cities
  • House: Prison Sentences for Deported Criminal Aliens Who Return
Recent Senate Votes:
Long Nomination - Confirmation, Vote Confirmed (95-4, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Brock Long to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Brock Long comes to the government from the supporting industry where he served as a consultant. During the Bush administration he held the post of  Alabama’s Director of Emergency Management Agency.
Mandelker Nomination - Confirmation, Vote Confirmed (96-4)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Already covered.
Billingslea Nomination - Confirmation, Vote Confirmed (65-35)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Already covered.
Recent House Votes:
Federal Lands Vegetation Management Protocol Vote Passed (300-118, 13 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would allow utilities to submit long-term plans to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management for advance approval of vegetation management and other maintenance activities on electricity right-of-ways on federal lands.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
David Scott's vote on this one is a bit surprising, can't say that I am disappointed.
Surface Water Storage Permitting, Vote Passed (233-180, 18 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would establish the Bureau of Reclamation in the Interior Department as the lead agency for the coordination of all reviews, analyses, opinions, statements, permits, licenses or other approvals or decisions required by federal law in order to construct new or expanded surface water storage projects on federal lands.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
Crappy little details.
State Coordinated Temporary Employment Subsidies Vote Passed (377-34, 20 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to temporarily subsidize employment for program beneficiaries with willing employers and would require $100 million in existing TANF funding must be used for grants to states to implement such programs.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Politicians love to jump on giving money to employment programs.
Upcoming Votes:
Nomination of Kristine Svinicki to be a Member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - PN561 The Senate will vote on the nomination of Kristine Svinicki to be a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
She's approved, has been with the NRC since 2008 and earned a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan.
Health Care Reconciliation - HR1628
The Senate will vote on an amendment to the House-passed bill that would adjust health insurance tax credits for income and geography beginning in 2020. The credits would be available for people with income of up to 350 percent of the federal poverty level. The Senate version also would allow marketplace insurers to cover fewer medical costs for consumers than under the 2010 health care law. It also would start phasing out higher payments for the Medicaid expansion under the 2010 law in 2021 with the phase-out being complete by 2024.
These politicians seem determined to develop what will be a modified form of ACA. All models that attempt to control health care costs through the insurance companies will fail and lead to single payer system, The single payer system will lead to less access and poorer care.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - HR1215
The bill would place limits on medical malpractice lawsuits involving health coverage provided in whole or in part via a federal program or subsidy by limiting to $250,000 the amount of non-economic damages that can be awarded and creating a 3-year statute of limitations for initiating such lawsuits.

Defund Sanctuary Cities - HR3003
The bill would prohibit state and local governments or officials from restricting the ability of local law enforcement or other entities to comply with federal immigration laws and help federal authorities in the enforcement of those laws, and it would block certain federal funding for state and local governments that fail to comply.
Nullification by local governments has a fact of life for the past 8 to 16 years. You can't throw a government in jail but you sure as hell can cut off their balls.
Prison Sentences for Deported Criminal Aliens Who Return - HR3004 The bill would increase possible federal prison sentences for unauthorized immigrants with criminal histories who were deported from the United States or otherwise denied entry, but who nonetheless illegally return.
See nullification, these are not citizens, and should be subjected to forced work camps. Breaking the law seems to be the general pathway to get deported, come back from deportation, and be thrown i a work camp for 5 years, see who well that helps the dreamer families.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative “bullsh*t"



John Bonifeild sounds like a a rational person, well in control of what he is expressing.

I suspect that the primary goal of CNN as a business is to serve up tasty product for the viewer base, but the the leadership manipulation product focus is personal agenda driven manipulation.

CNN portrays itself as the singular standard bearer of truth in reporting, they are in reality no better than anybody and probably worse than most.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Republican EUroids

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE for June 19, 2017 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Rapuano Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval – Motion to Discharge
  • Senate: Iranian and Russian Sanctions
  • House: Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification
  • House: Veterans Affairs Department Accountability
  • House: Health Care Tax Credit Expansion


Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Nomination of Brock Long to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Senate: Nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes
  • Senate: Nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing
  • House: Electric Grid Rights-of-Way Maintenance
  • House: Expedite Water Storage Projects
  • House: TANF Work Subsidies

Recent Senate Votes:

Rapuano Nomination – Confirmation, Vote Confirmed (95-1, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Kenneth P. Rapuano to be assistant secretary of Defense
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted Not Voting
Kenneth Rapuano has been approved for a post that his resume shows extensive experience both within government and as an expert contractor. 
Saudi Arms Sale Disapproval – Motion to Discharge, Vote Rejected (47-53)
Paul, R-Ky., motion to discharge the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from further consideration of a joint resolution that would prohibit the proposed sale of laser-guided weapons systems, fighter aircraft, warhead fuze systems, and other weaponry and defense services to Saudi Arabia.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted NO
Sen. David Perdue voted NO
Rand Paul being treated like the enemy by the Republican party
Quoting Rand Paul
"We would stop this evil by sending a loud message to the President and a loud message to Saudi Arabia that we are not going to blindly support the arms race, we are not going to be blind to human rights transgressions," 
Iranian and Russian Sanctions, Vote Passed (98-2)
Passage of the bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran. Specifically, the president would be required to block the transactions of any person deemed to knowingly engage in activities contributing to an Iranian ballistic missile or weapons of mass destruction program, who is involved in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, who is responsible for human rights violations, or who contributes to the arming of Iran.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Bullshit sanctions from politicians groomed for the EU.
Recent House Votes:

Health Insurance Tax Credit Verification, Vote Passed (238-184, 8 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would prohibit the advance payment of health insurance premium tax credits to individuals that apply for the credits unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services Department that such an individual's status as a citizens or lawfully present alien has been verified. If the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) is enacted, the bill (HR 2581) would make verification of an individual's status mandatory in order to receive advance payment of the new health insurance premium tax credit created by the American Health Care Act.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
Nice vote David, give it away and pretend like you are going to vet after the fact. Is there any money that I earn that you don't consider yours to take?
Veterans Affairs Department Accountability, Vote Passed (368-55, 7 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would expand the VA's ability to fire, demote and suspend employees for misconduct or poor performance. The bill would authorize the VA to recoup any bonus or relocation expense paid to a VA employee if it deems it appropriate. It would require that the employee be given advance notice and would allow the employee the right to appeal the disciplinary action through procedures set by collective bargaining.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
This time you voted properly. What I do not understand is why the President isn't making this a broader policy. Intransigent government employees need to be rooted out, loose their jobs, in many cases by imprisoned.
Health Care Tax Credit Expansion, Vote Passed (267-144, 19 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would modify the definition of a "qualified health plan" to allow, beginning in 2020, for new tax credits proposed by the American Health Care Act (HR 1628) to be used by individuals or families to pay for continued group health coverage under the 1985 Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), provided that the AHCA is enacted into law.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
Not much of a surprise here, the Democrats know that they created a shit storm with the ACA and insist on not being part of the solution.
Upcoming Votes:

Nomination of Brock Long to be Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency - PN455
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Brock Long to be administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Better known as, the next sacrificial lamb. Weather happens,acts of god happen, mankind can only react and that is never immediate. 
Nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Crimes - PN172
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Sigal Mandelker to be undersecretary of the Treasury for terrorism and financial crimes.
Smart lawerly lady, Michigan undergrad and Penn for the JD. A former clerk for Clarence Thomas.

Nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorist Financing - PN366
The Senate will vote on the nomination of Marshall Billingslea to be assistant secretary of the Treasury for terrorist financing.
Billingslea has worked in the Department of Defense during the Bush administration, coming in this time from Deloitte where he was manager of business intelligence services, focused on illicit finance.
Electric Grid Rights-of-Way Maintenance - HR1873
The bill would promote the ability of electric utilities to perform needed vegetative and other maintenance on electricity transmission line rights-of-way on federal lands, including by allowing electric companies to prepare long-term plans for such maintenance activities that could be approved in advance by agencies and by empowering utilities to take certain quick actions if necessary.
Sounds like the BLM is being a pain in the ass, most places in the country, the utilities have right away before the equipment is installed.
Expedite Water Storage Projects - HR1654
The bill would create a "one-stop-shop" permitting process to expedite the construction of new or expanded surface water storage facilities on most federal lands by establishing the Bureau of Reclamation as the lead federal agency for purposes of coordinating all federal reviews, analysis, permits and licenses needed for federal approvals of such projects on Interior and Agriculture department lands.
This is the kind of thing the Democrats cringe at, but make perfect businesslike  sense. There does not have to be a degradation of standards, only an efficient manner of navigation.
TANF Work Subsidies - HR2842
The bill would authorize state demonstration projects within the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to temporarily subsidize employment for TANF beneficiaries with willing employers in an effort to help those low-income individuals enter into the workforce and gain permanent employment.
Tax breaks for companies willing to take on unskilled workers. This am for if there is an stipulation that applicants apply e-verify. We don't want companies getting tax breaks for hiring illegal aliens.
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Rocket Scientist

I've known one real rocket scientist in my life, he is passed on now, but would have probably enjoyed a laugh over this while drinking a tall German beer.
The previous post led me to a new article that describes how Trayvon Martin's parents were presented with an honorary degree, a bachelor's degree in aeronautical science, by Florida Memorial University.
I am a engineer with a bachelor's degree, and have been working hard for a long career at my craft. Engineering schools are very hard on their students I've known, aeronautical course work is rigorous. The presumption based on Trayvon's love for airplanes could be extrapolated to a degree in aeronautics causes me to doubt the intelligence of the school officials making the award. 
Here are some links to stories in Florida press
and
By awarding an honorary degree to the family of a deceased young man that attacked a man while under the influence, Florida Memorial University belittles the value of the degrees earned be actual students.
I do, while saying that, understand that this is a gesture of condolence to the family.
The reader comments comments on linked news sites lack sensitivity.

Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures

Opinion with which I agree.

Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures

Credit to Grouchy Old Cripple.

Friday, June 16, 2017

More Facebook Fun

A Skunk Named Trump.

Read the comments.

Paralepsis

For the last year or so, I have been making an effort to restrain posting things to Facebook that might offend some of my friends. Many of these people are Democratic and seriously liberal. That does not mean that I have been perfect in my abstention, but these are friends and I have no wish to offend. That said some of my family members, fraternity brothers and acquaintances have posted absurd complaints, vows and wishes regarding the President and Republican controlled Congress.
Being no fan of the President, I did vote for him because while he is a jerk, he did not cheat in debates, did not fix the primaries, he did not come up short protecting the citizens in Benghazi.
Ms. Clinton was a terrible candidate, who with huge demographic advantages managed loose by running a campaign that was built around a presumption of being dominant and appeared to avoid actually campaigning.
Bring us to where we are today, the left has seen fit to throwing around a great deal of hate filled speech, and are being supported by the preponderance of media who are fixated on the possibility of invalidating the primacy of the President. Fact after fact denies the left left of evidence they insist must exist because of all the smoke they create. This brings to mind a February article in Breitbart titled "Virgil: The Left Whips Up a Climate of Violence — the Prime Target Is Donald Trump", in which is described the term "paralepsis", a Greek word meaning to disregard. As stated in the article...
Of course, we all know what’s going on here.  Indeed, Virgil recognizes the technique employed by Village as a variant on the ancient rhetorical device known as paralepsis–that is, raising an idea while pretending not to raise it.  Having argued, vehemently and at length, that Trump is a civilization-level menace, the magazine then adds a few weasel-words about not harming him.  So Village hopes that it has itself covered: If any bad fate befalls Trump, its writers will say, as they barely conceal their smirks, “Gee, we didn’t want that to happen!” 
Two days ago a Congressman was badly injured in a shooting. This is clearly the action of a disturbed individual, who up until Wednesday morning could have been characterized simply a liberal activist. The politicians associated, for the most part have been politically correct in their "Gee, we didn't want that to happen.". With exception of a few, including Nancy Pelosi, who managed to infer that the action against the Republican Congressmen was their own fault because of who and what they represent.
To be sure, folks hated Bill Clinton and said awful things about him,much of it deserved because he is a pig, but that said, he was an effective President who presided over a good economy. Many of the same folks had problems with President Obama, posting irresponsible statements and in some cases being overtly racist. For his own part President Obama, did little to assuage the angst of the right by freezing them out of a lot of policy decisions, making clear that Republicans were to be treated with disrespect.
So we have a community that has been taught to treat Republicans with disrespect, and this evolved into dangerous behavior. Network television and radio treats the issue an another act of terrorism that should be handled by the police and makes light connection to the political background, instead focusing on an investigation of the source of smoke created within their own imagination.
Still media is scrutinized in a biased manner, today I found on the internet, in Facebook the group that calls itself "Terminate The Republicans" in which you see the equivalent statement
"We do not condone violence in this group."
Which is the equivalent to
 “Gee, we didn’t want that to happen!” 

On the same day, was a comment to a post in the same group.
There are people out there who wish bad things for the President. in the previous 8 years of the last administration, I do not remember encountering such evil wishes; though I am sure that they happened; just not so much for public consumption and encourage by the media and entertainment.
Anyway, here is where I will continue to spout off, and on Facebook will be as nice as possible, if something bothers me, I'll unfollow.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Anita Pallenberg


Anita Pallenberg was actress, artist and model. I remember hearing about her as a youngster but really did not know who she was.
She passed away yesterday, June 13, 2017 at the age of 73.
Anita Pallenberg was best known for being the girlfriend of two Rolling Stones band members, the first being Brian Jones and the latter being Keith Richards with whom she had three children.
Anita Pallenberg appears in more than a dozen films, the most recognizable being Barbarella.


God bless Anita.

Ball Park Franks

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE for June 12, 2017 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Elwood Nomination - Confirmation
  • Senate: Iran Sanctions - Cloture
  • House: Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver
  • House: Financial Regulation Restructuring

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Senate: Iran Sanctions
  • House: Verify Eligibility for Health Care Tax Credits
  • House: VA Personnel Accountability
  • House: Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Recent Senate Votes:
Elwood Nomination - Confirmation Vote Confirmed (67-33)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Courtney Elwood to be general counsel of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Courtney Elwood is youngish lady, educated at Washington and Lee, law degree from Yale. Ms Elwood clerked Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist on the Supreme Court. No opinions offered, she's likely used to being the smarted person in the room.
Iran Sanctions - Cloture Vote Agreed to (91-8, 1 Not Voting)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McConnell, R-Ky., motion to proceed to the bill that would impose certain sanctions on Iran. Specifically, the president would be required to block the transactions of any person deemed to knowingly engage in activity contributing to an Iran ballistic missile or mass destruction program, that is related to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, that is responsible for human rights abuses, or that contributes to the arming of Iran. The bill would also require the departments of Defense and Treasury and the National Intelligence Agency to develop a strategy for deterring Iran from activities or threats against the United States and its allies every two years.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Frankly the douche-bag Senate leader wanting to impose sanctions on Iran after letting the last President get away with signing a treaty without Senate consent, is kind of like slamming the door on the barn after the cows are already loose. Whatever they come up with will be toothless to start with and undermined further by the Europeans. Politicians suck at deterring war. McConnell sucks at being a Senator.
Recent House Votes:
Customs and Border Protection Polygraph Waiver Vote Passed (282-137, 11 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill would authorize the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to waive the requirement that applicants for law enforcement positions at CBP undergo polygraph examinations for specific groups of applicants. Certain veterans and law enforcement officers who have already passed a polygraph examination or stringent background investigation could be exempt from the polygraph requirement.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
The description sounds like a way to clear red tape. I hope its not a way grease the transfer bad personnel between departments.
Financial Regulation Restructuring Vote Passed (233-186, 11 Not Voting)
Passage of the bill that would overhaul financial industry regulations and repeal many provisions of the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul law. It would convert the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau into an executive agency funded by annual appropriations and would modify operations at the Federal Reserve and at the Securities and Exchange Commission. It would repeal the prohibition on banking entities engaging in proprietary trading and would modify regulations governing the amount of capital that banks are required to maintain.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
David Scott loves Dodd-Frank, Christopher Dodd was about the dullest politician to have served the Senate, and Barney Frank loves dick.
Reminds me of a insensitive joke.
Have heard heard about the new hot dogs at Fenway Park?
They're called Barney Franks.
If you don't like the taste, you can stick them up your ass.
Upcoming Votes:
Nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an Assistant Secretary of Defense - PN348 The Senate will vote on the nomination of Kenneth Rapuano to be an assistant secretary of Defense.
An American Marine veterans that served for 21 years before attaining different security-related posts within the government. 
Iran Sanctions - S722
The bill would impose certain sanctions on Iran. Specifically, the president would be required to block the transactions of any person deemed to knowingly engage in activity contributing to an Iran ballistic missile or mass destruction program, that is related to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, that is responsible for human rights abuses, or that contributes to the arming of Iran.
Already comment on above, go fetch the cows, the shepherds were sleeping and they got away.
Verify Eligibility for Health Care Tax Credits - HR2581 The bill would modify both current law and the American Health Care Act to prohibit the advance payment of health care premium tax credits to individuals unless the Treasury Department receives confirmation from the Health and Human Services or Homeland Securities departments that they have verified the individual's status as a U.S. citizen or lawfully present alien.
Wow, verification of need before applying a benefit, what a novel approach. Bet your bottom dollar that David Scott votes against this. Won't matter, they don't need his vote.
VA Personnel Accountability - S1094
The bill would expand the ability of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Department to fire or demote VA employees based on performance or misconduct, and it would modify the appeals process to provide for the appeals of decisions by administrative judges.
It's too bad that this probably will be eviscerated by Union rules and bureaucratic friction. Also too bad that this can't be applied retroactively to take out some of the folks that committed fraud to attain bonus money, all of whom deserve to be placed under the prison.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits - HR1215
The bill would place limits on medical malpractice lawsuits in state and federal courts by limiting the amount of the award and the time in which a lawsuit must be initiated. The bill would cap non-economic damages in lawsuits but does not limit economic damages or punitive damages.
Tort reform should happen, politicians are dominated by lawyers, therefore it is unlikely that anything passed will be effective, and if so, cut to shreds in the courts.
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