Thursday, October 19, 2017

Infantilism

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE for October 2, 2017 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Francisco Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation
  • House: Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program
  • House: FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments
  • House: Parole Violators' Benefits Revocation
Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: Pai Nomination
  • House: Abortion Ban
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution
Recent Senate Votes:

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Vote Agreed to (89-8, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate passed the bill that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018, including $60 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations funding.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Here is an link to the text of the bill.
  1. Paul (R-KY), Nay     
  2. Lee (R-UT), Nay 
  3. Corker (R-TN), Nay 
  4. Merkley (D-OR), Nay
  5. Wyden (D-OR), Nay 
  6. Leahy (D-VT), Nay   
  7. Gillibrand (D-NY), Nay  
  8. Sanders (I-VT)
Is is not interesting that the nay voters would all be considered on the extreme side of their party.  Below, folks that know it is f'd up but are unwilling to be on record.
  1.  Graham (R-SC), Not Voting
  2. Menendez (D-NJ), Not Voting 
  3. Rubio (R-FL), Not Voting
Francisco Nomination – Confirmation Vote Confirmed (50-47, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Noel J. Francisco to be Solicitor General of the United States. Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
A party line vote except for three abstentions.
  1. Cochran (R-MS)
  2. Menendez (D-NJ)
  3. Moran (R-KS)
Cochran is pissed at the president, and Menendez is busy fighting extradition to New Jersey. Who the heck is Moran. 
Noel Francisco is a lawyer 48 years old, studied at Brandeis University, got his JD at University of Chicago. The new Solicitor General clerked for Supreme Court Antonin Scalia.
The United States Solicitor General is the third-highest-ranking official in the Department of Justice. The Solicitor General represents the federal government of the United States before the Supreme Court of the United States. The Office of the Solicitor General also reviews cases decided against the United States in the federal district courts and approves every case in which the government files an appeal.
Delrahim Nomination – Confirmation Vote Confirmed (73-21, 6 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Makan Delrahim to be an assistant attorney general in the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
More damned lawyers voting on other lawyers. Less so of a party line vote
Delrahim studied at UCLA and obtained his JD at George Washington University Law School and has worked as a lobbyist for some significant industries entities. No doubt Delrahim's experience is the cause for resistance from from like Elizabeth Warren.
Recent House Votes:
Maternal and Infant Home Visit Program Vote Passed (214-209, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would authorize, through fiscal 2022, $400 million a year for the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program. The bill would require entities that receive grants under the program to continue to demonstrate improvements in applicable benchmarks and guidelines.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
OMG, my representative voted against children. Just kidding, doubt as a democrat his position is that the requirement is too onerous. My position as a taxpayer is that every dollar spent should have positive effect, if standards make that happen, do it. Truth though is that government requirements are often obstructive in their application.
FAA Short Term Reauthorization, Flood Insurance and Hurricane Tax Adjustments Vote Passed (264-155, 14 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would extend through March 31, 2018, various expiring authorities, programs and activities for the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure would also extend multiple health care programs and would establish the basis for the development of a private flood insurance market. It would modify tax provisions for individuals living in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, and would allow the federal government to reimburse the governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands for any disaster tax relief that those islands provide their citizens.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
More democrats crossed on this one, but not David. Who knows, they load so much unrelated shit into these things, its hard to tell what is right and what is wrong.
Parole Violators' Benefits Revocation Vote Passed (244-171, 18 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would prohibit, beginning in 2021, the payment of social security benefits to an individual who is the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant for committing a felony or for violating a condition of parole or probation.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
Don't mess with a man's gub-mint check, anybody who would passes judgement on a wanted fellon must be racist.
Upcoming Votes:
Pai Nomination - PN89 The Senate will vote on the nomination of Ajit V. Pai to be a member of the Federal Communications Commission.
WTFC
Abortion Ban - HR36 The House will vote on the bill that would prohibit abortions in cases where the probable age of the fetus is 20 weeks or later, and it imposes criminal penalties on medical professionals who violate the ban.
Four and a half months is plenty of time for a woman, or couple, to decide on the abortion option. For me evolving in my church life, am against it but accept the judicial position. What seems to be lost in all the bitching about restricting the rights of women, are the rights of a child that could live. Lucky for the feminist column, this will provide fertile (sic) ground for attacking all men and Republicans.
Fiscal 2018 Budget Resolution - HConRes71 The House will vote on the measure that would call for a balanced budget by fiscal 2027, mostly by reducing spending by $4.9 trillion over the next 10 years, including by repealing the 2010 health care overhaul; reducing spending on Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs; and changing other mandatory programs, such as food stamps. It also would assume significant future savings by restructuring Medicare into a "premium support" system beginning in 2024. It would call for the fiscal 2018 cap on defense discretionary spending to be raised by $72.5 billion, while reducing the non-defense cap by $5 billion. Finally, it would include reconciliation instructions for a deficit-neutral overhaul of the tax code, as well as instructions to 11 House committees to produce legislation that reduces mandatory spending by at least $203 billion over 10 years.
WTFC
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Not Much Here

Congress.org presents: MEGAVOTE for September 18, 2017 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • Senate: Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • House: Criminal Gang Members
  • House: Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  •  Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Bill

The House is not in session the week if 18-September.
Yes there is a great need for the representatives to be at their home districts explaining, no lying, about why they aren't what they've advertised.

Recent Senate Votes

Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Vote Agreed to (61-36, 3 Not Voting)
Corker, R-Tenn., motion to table the McConnell, R-Ky., for Paul, R-Ky., amendment to the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment to the bill. The Paul amendment would sunset, six months after enactment, the 2001 authorization for the use of military force in Afghanistan and the 2002 authorization for the use of military force in Iraq.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Corer and McCain, there is a pair for you. Their support causes me to have immediate distrust in the intent.
Patenaude Nomination – Confirmation
Vote Confirmed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Pamela H. Patenaude to be deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
According to Wikipedia, Pamela Hughes Patenaude, age 56, is the incoming United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to assuming her current position, she served as president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America's Families and as director of housing policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center. She served as Housing and Urban Development assistant secretary for Community, Planning and Development during the George W. Bush Administration. She was proposed as a candidate for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Trump administration, but was ultimately nominated for Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Vote Agreed to (84-9, 7 Not Voting)
Motion to invoke cloture (thus limiting debate) on the McCain, R-Ariz., modified substitute amendment that would authorize $692 billion in discretionary funding for defense programs in fiscal 2018.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted Not Voting
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
War hero or not, I have come to a opinion of John McCain that he is acting like a wounded little brat. Presuming to be the "conscience" of the Republican party while holding the distinction of being the worst Republican candidate for President in the however many years, hell after some thought, I think he is actually the worst ever if you exclude those that got elected at least once. His recent diatribe which amounts to sideways endorsement of globalism, pretty much says it all. He represents what is bad about politics, being more interested in continuing the path of bureaucratic inertia towards a UN styled global government controlled by business.
Recent House Votes:

Criminal Gang Members Vote Passed (233-175, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill that would define a criminal gang as a group of five or more persons that has the primary purpose of the commission of one or more certain criminal offenses and would prohibit individuals defined as foreign criminal gang members from entering the United States.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
David Scott the contrarian, how cute that he would take a stand against a bill that doesn't mean a thing to gang members.
Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Vote Passed (211-198, 25 Not Voting)
The House passed the bill, as amended, that would provide $1.23 trillion for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2018 spending bills, including $621.5 billion for defense and $511 billion for nondefense discretionary spending.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
What do you think, was his reason for voting no because there was not enough in there for defense?
Upcoming Votes:
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization Bill - HR2810 The bill would authorize more than $680 billion for the Pentagon and related agencies as well as the Overseas Contingency Operations account.
Money from nothing but taxes, and a treasury that prints more than it takes in.
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Monday, September 25, 2017

US

I try to keep this kind of thing off Facebook, just because I have no desire to upset friends, many of whom are liberal.  
"US" by Paul Genova 
I haven't said too much about this election since the start...but this is how I feel....
I'm noticing that a lot of people aren't graciously accepting the fact that their candidate lost.
In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those who voted for Trump.
Some are apparently "triggered" because they are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.
How did this happen you ask? Well here is how it happened!
You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.
You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.
You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.
You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.
You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
You created "us" when you attacked our flag
You created "us" when you took God out of our schools.
You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.
You created "us" when you began to emasculate men.
You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.
You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.
You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.
You created "us" the silent majority
You created "us" when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.
You created "us" when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors
You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
You created "us" when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn't remove your hat during our National Anthem.
You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
And we became fed up and we pushed back and spoke up.
And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
With ballots, not riots.
With ballots, not looting.
With ballots, not blocking traffic.
With ballots, not fires, except the one you started inside of "us"
"YOU" created "US".
It really is just that simple.


Paul Genova has been President and Chief Operating Officer of Wireless Telecom Group Inc. since June 30, 2016. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Capucine

Capucine was a French fashion model who worked in film as an actress for over 40 years.
Well known for her work in the comedies The Pink Panther and What's New Pussycat? 




Capucine committed suicide in 1990, at the age of 62.
For me, this lady embodied a look of mature beauty.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act

I send emails and faxes through NumbersUSA, sometimes I get responses.
After a strange start this year, with many "not voting" positions logged, our Senator has been getting good marks from the advocates to stop illegal and reduce legal immigration.
Thank you for contacting my office regarding immigration reform. I appreciate hearing from you and am grateful for the opportunity to respond.
First, I would like to apologize for the delay in sending a written response. I have received an unusually high volume of mail in the past few months, and that has delayed my response to you. Please know that your letter was read and your opinion recorded at the time it was received.
Our country is a nation of immigrants, and it is my belief that those who seek to come to this country through lawful channels to share in the pursuit of the American dream should be welcomed. However, I have always drawn a clear distinction between legal and illegal immigration. Illegal immigration places a great strain on our institutions and in turn burdens the American taxpayer. For this reason, I believe immigration reform is one of the most significant domestic issues facing our nation today.
My top priority for reform has always been that we secure our borders from illegal immigration, drug and alien smuggling, and violent activity first and foremost. The defense of our nation begins with securing our borders and ending the opportunity for illegal entry. We are a nation of laws, and it is our duty to uphold and strictly enforce these laws.
Recently, the Trump administration has taken executive action to enforce our immigration laws. On January 25, 2017, President Trump issued an executive order fulfilling a campaign promise to build a large physical barrier along the border with Mexico. It is imperative that we secure our border in a fiscally responsible manner that encompasses appropriate measures for each region, including physical barriers, unmanned aerial vehicles, night time surveillance, and the increased manpower to patrol the border.
I have also opposed the creation of so-called “sanctuary cities”. On January 30, 2017, I co-sponsored S.87, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act. This bill seeks to create financial penalties for these cities that choose not to enforce federal immigration laws and shield illegal immigrants from deportation. These actions undermine the rule of law and are unacceptable. We must work to ensure the immigration laws we set forth are followed by all U.S. jurisdictions.
I will continue working to address this important matter of national security. Restoring credibility to our immigration system and enforcing the rule of law must go hand in hand to preserve the values that make our country so special. Our nation is made stronger by the valuable contributions that legal immigrants bring to our economy and diverse culture, but we must work to ensure that strength is not undermined by unlawful immigration. Rest assured, I will continue to work with my colleagues in the Senate to secure our borders and advocate for immigration policies that strengthen our nation and benefit the people of Georgia.
Thank you again for contacting me. If I can be of any assistance to you in the future, please do not hesitate to call upon me.
Sincerely,
Johnny Isakson
United States Senator
This is posted with the knowledge that the Federal government has never stopped placing "legal" immigrants in our neighborhoods without an opportunity on our  part to resist or even protest. Look at what has gone on in Idaho, a business wants the cheap labor, and the local government  is bending over backwards  to make sure rapists are assimilated without discomfort.

Relief from Pork

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE for September 11, 2017 and Georgia's 13th Congressional District.
Recent Congressional Votes
  • Senate: Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations
  • House: Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations
  • House: Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations

Upcoming Congressional Bills
  • Senate: Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization
  • House: Complete Consideration of Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations
  • House: Deport Criminal Gang Members

Recent Senate Votes:
Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations Vote Passed (80-17, 3 Not Voting)
McConnell, R-Ky., motion to concur in the House amendment to the bill with a Senate amendment that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The amendment would suspend the public debt limit from the bill's date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
Also known as excuse to pork it up. Ted Cruz was right to call folks out on this, but in the end more of the same. Congressmen should have to address unique situations separately so they can be judged on individual merits, rather than glob things together, so everybody gets something they need want for their district. Disaster relief should be addressed without encumbrances, cost and payment addressed in the same legislation. But Congress won't DO that!
Recent House Votes:
Emergency Hurricane Harvey Supplemental Appropriations Vote Passed (419-3, 11 Not Voting)
Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution that would provide for the House to concur in the Senate amendments to a bill (HR 601) that would codify practices and programs at the United States Agency for International Development related to U.S. education assistance abroad, with further amendment that would appropriate $7.9 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 as an initial payment to cover the costs of responding to Hurricane Harvey. The total would include $7.4 billion for the Homeland Security Department's Disaster Relief Fund, which will be used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support ongoing hurricane response efforts. It would also include $450 million for the Small Business Administration's disaster loan program to assist small businesses and homeowners.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Relief is right, polluting it with pork is dishonest. Ignoring the cost is irresponsible.
Fiscal 2017 Disaster Supplemental Appropriations, Debt Limit, Continuing Appropriations Vote Passed (316-90, 27 Not Voting)
Frelinghuysen, R-N.J., motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would make available $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding for fiscal 2017 to partially cover the costs of responding to multiple natural disasters, including Hurricane Harvey. The measure would suspend the public debt limit from the bill's date of enactment until Dec. 8, 2017, and would provide for government operations to be funded at fiscal 2017 levels until Dec. 8, 2017.
Rep. David Scott voted YES

Ignoring cost is irresponsible. Those are our leaders, aren't we proud of them?
Upcoming Votes:
Fiscal 2018 Defense Authorization - HR2810 
The Senate is expected to limit debate on the fiscal 2018 defense authorization measure and Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain is expected to offer a substitute amendment (S 1519).  The bill would authorize more than $680 billion for the Pentagon and related agencies as well as the Overseas Contingency Operations account.
Let me take this opportunity to express my opinion that John McCain has become a first rate asshole. He has my gratitude for his service. But that was 50 years ago, and this is also the man who one of the Keating Five, and until the last election, ran the worst campaign since George McGovern. The way that he hung Sarah Palin out t dry during the election was disgraceful.
Complete Consideration of Fiscal 2018 Omnibus Appropriations - HR3354 
The House is expected to complete consideration of the measure, which combined eight of 12 annual spending bills for fiscal 2018 for purposes of amendment. A floor rule adopted last week also added the four-bill "security minibus" (HR 3219) passed in July, so that when this measure passes a full, 12-bill omnibus will be sent to the Senate.
An omnibus is a vehicle of carrying pork.
Deport Criminal Gang Members - HR3697
The bill would make it easier to deport criminal gang members, including by making it illegal for foreign gang members to come to the United States and by providing for the detention and removal of non-U.S. citizens or non-U.S. nationals if they are criminal gang members or participate in gang activity.
 Easier is good, but this smacks of pandering to the conservative base with minor legislation producing even more minor results. How about we treat them like enemy combatants and shoot them, problem solved.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

European Court Orders EU Countries to Take Migrants

If the Democrats had their way, the United States would would be subordinate to such extra-national courts, forcing the citizens to accept and integrate hordes of aliens.

In may ways this does parallel the way the US federal system treats states.

Foreigners are accepted by the federal government and placed in states according to some unknown process which the states do not participate in.

European Court Orders EU Countries to Take Migrants

Thursday, August 31, 2017

What's the Difference?

This is what Al thought...
“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” 
-Albert Einstein

Monday, August 21, 2017

British Spy to Testify Under Oath

The document has been proven to  be essentially a fabricated hit piece.

UH OH: British Spy Behind Debunked 'Trump Dossier' to Testify Under Oath:

Christopher Steele, the MI6 operate behind the debunked Trump dossier, may soon be forced to testify in US court.

An Australian friend's view on Charlottesville

"Black people that were never slaves are fighting white people that were never Nazis over a confederate statue erected by democrats, because democrats can't stand their own history anymore and somehow it's Trumps fault?"