Tag: Drain the Swamp

The COVID Relief Bill Contains What?!

 

“We have to pass the bill,” she said, “so that you can find out what is in it — away from the fog of the controversy.” Nancy Pelosi on the Affordable Care Act, March 2017. Apparently, they’re still doing it, except there’s still fog and controversy.

Do you know what is in this bill?  In case anyone in government is wondering why Americans are so angry and disjointed, why our politics are so far apart, you need go no further than the latest tax-payer debacle that’s called the 2.5 Trillion Dollar Covid Relief Bill. Why are these huge spending bills always rushed through, in the dead of night, or over a holiday week? The almost 6,000-page bill was passed along for a vote that left most unable to fully read it.

QotD: What Is and Is Not a Conspiracy Theory

 

To count as a conspiracy, a plan involving two or more parties must be covert. Not even Alex Jones would talk of a Democratic Party conspiracy to field a candidate who can beat Trump. The term “conspiracy theory” is to be used and understood accordingly. Had Lee Harvey Oswald spoken just before his death of a second gunman on the grassy knoll, one would not be a conspiracy theorist for taking him seriously. The information could still be wrong, but someone disagreeing with it would have to engage in actual refutation. The same goes for all who seek to dismiss talk of the ROK government’s confederation drive as a conspiracy theory.—Brian Reynolds Myers

B. R. Myers was speaking of conspiracy theories in responding to another writer and in relation to perceptions of the South Korean President. Yet his point is more widely applicable. It’s not a conspiracy theory if the people involved are coming right out and saying, “Yes, we did this, and here is why.” As a perfect example of this, we have several people testifying before Congress while admitting to crimes because Orange Man Bad. Those crimes need to be prosecuted.

Donald J. Trump and Eliot Ness: The Chicago Way

 

When the brilliant screenwriter David Mamet described “the Chicago way” in The Untouchables (1987) in a meeting between Chicago beat cop Jim Malone (Sean Connery) and Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner), the audience instinctively knew Malone was right. Taking liberties with that superb dialogue, here is how Jim Malone would tell Big D how to handle the media and The Swamp:

Malone: (talking privately in a church) You said you wanted to get The Swamp and the mainstream media. Do you really want to get them? You see what I’m saying is, what are you prepared to do?

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The IG report, despite all the spinning, shows an FBI that is flawed and political beyond reasonable bounds. It needs some cleaning, maintenance, and repair. A little swamp draining. Who can do that job? Who can do that job and maintain some actual and perceived independence?  Preview Open

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The Real Problem with the Judge Moore Situation

 

Just as a thought experiment, let’s say that all those very belated accusers of Judge Roy Moore in Alabama are telling the truth. Okay. In this world (which may or may not be Actual Reality, considering we are in the middle of a witch hunt situation) we now have a super-creepy and sleazy guy as our Republican Senate nominee.

Whose fault is it? Trump reluctantly backed Strange, the establishment guy, so it’s sure not his fault. The GOP and other contributors spent between $15 and $30 million dollars on Strange, a cost of as much as nearly $140 per vote he got. Those are some darned high costs.

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   Charles Hurt of The Washington Times wrote a great piece on the D.C. cesspool called Washington. Here’s an excerpt: “Glowing eyes and fangs and venom and jaws and stings — they come from all directions here in the swamp, where survival of the smarmiest reigns. But there is another reason you should get a […]

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Operation: Drain the Swamp. Bathroom Remodeling

 

Master bath, but the kids’ version had a double sink

Thirteen years of wear and tear on a house will show its true character, particularly if the kids are the ones doing the wearing and tearing. Even more so if the builder of the house was less than attentive or caring to its quality of work.

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Secretary of Interior Zinke sent letters to a bunch of top managers in the Department of the Interior. The letters advise them of upcoming reassignments. I hope some of them will be reassigned into unemployment. The Washington Post has the story. So far, no other mass media have reported this. Preview Open

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