Democrats Played the Old Campaign Finance Game Bluffed on DACA & Lost

Batman: No Joker, you're playing the wrong game, the old game. Tonight you're taking no hostages. Tonight I'm taking no prisoners. Batman The Dark Knight #3 1986 A very long time ago there was a "movement" to pass campaign finance reform. We were told that there was a groundswell for this, that the people wanted … Continue reading Democrats Played the Old Campaign Finance Game Bluffed on DACA & Lost

A GOP Strategy to win the “Shutdown” so simple that only a Stupid Party could Blow it

Over the last eight years we've had the MSM tell us how horrible government shutdowns were and excoriate the GOP each time they brought up the prospect of one. Now that Donald Trump is President and Democrats no longer control either house of congress the media is as you might have already guessed, ready to … Continue reading A GOP Strategy to win the “Shutdown” so simple that only a Stupid Party could Blow it

The GOP #CRomnibus catbird seat

Mr.Spock: I see no logic in preferring Stonn over me. T'Pring: You have become much known among our people, Spock. Almost a legend. And as the years went by, I came to know that I did not want to be the consort of a legend. But by the laws of our people, I could only … Continue reading The GOP #CRomnibus catbird seat

I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

I wish we could sell them another hill at the same price General Nathanael Greene referring to the Battle of Bunker Hill 1775 Yesterday morning the cry went up again bout how the GOP is trying to make deals with democrats to foil their own caucus. Republican leaders on Wednesday also considered changes that would mollify … Continue reading I’m Old Enough to Remember when Shutting Down the Gov meant Doom in 2014

NPS’ sneak-attack entrance fee hikes betray larger problem

By John Ruberry Since last autumn's government shutdown, when "Barrycades" blocked visitors from entering National Park Service sites such as Yellowstone, but also open-space plazas such as the World War II Memorial in Washington, the NPS has gone from America's most-loved federal agency to a place among the rest of the Everglades-type muck that is the national … Continue reading NPS’ sneak-attack entrance fee hikes betray larger problem

The Democrat Fall Offensive, foiled by ISIS

Yesterday while the Scots were deciding to stand pat the Senate followed the House in approving funding to train the Syrian Rebels in the  campaign vs ISIS as part of the continuing resolutions to fund government. That's not what this bill was supposed to be. The unwillingness of a deal to be made on spending and … Continue reading The Democrat Fall Offensive, foiled by ISIS

The Donkey in the House Chamber

One of the most solid pieces of conventional wisdom in the MSM is that a government shutdown hurts the GOP. Back in October the MSM went on and on about how horrible the shutdown was. Every single day the GOP in general & Ted Cruz in particular were attacked. The House was decried as obstructionists, … Continue reading The Donkey in the House Chamber

Obamacare: A Time to Raise & A Time to Call

If you're gonna play the game, boy, ya gotta learn to play it right. You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, Know when to walk away and know when to run. You never count your money when you're sittin' at the table. There'll be time enough for countin' when … Continue reading Obamacare: A Time to Raise & A Time to Call

John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz In Summation: Conventional Wisdom

Kay: Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you'll know tomorrow. Men in Black 1997 And so we come to the end of … Continue reading John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz In Summation: Conventional Wisdom

John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz Part 4: Memories

The Fourth in a series of why the GOP should thank Ted Cruz for his fight against Obamacare Part 1 The Time Stream is here part 2 The Contrary Voice is here, Part 3 The Raiders is here and the final part In Summation: Conventional Wisdom is here. As a kid I got my curiosity … Continue reading John, Winston, James and Ted or Why the GOP should Thank Ted Cruz Part 4: Memories

2016 Utah vs 2014 Arkansas UPDATE

This morning the big political story of the day came from the Washington Post showing how bad things were for Senator Mike Lee, one of the leaders in the fight to de-fund Obamacare: As a result, Lee’s approval ratings in Utah have cratered, and prominent Republicans and local business executives are openly discussing the possibility … Continue reading 2016 Utah vs 2014 Arkansas UPDATE

Serve The One & all is Permitted

Pike Bishop:  What would you do in his place? He gave his word. Dutch Engstrom:  He gave his word to a railroad. Pike Bishop:  It's his word. Dutch Engstrom:  That ain't what counts! It's who you give it *to*! The Wild Bunch 1969 One last thing about the Shutdown fight. I posted this Morning in … Continue reading Serve The One & all is Permitted

The Financial Equivalent of the Darwin Awards

As I watch the White House with the media behind them in absolute panic over the possibility that the federal government will not agree to go into further debt that we can't afford I've been struck by the attempt to play the market. Day after day the question on TV is "has the stock market … Continue reading The Financial Equivalent of the Darwin Awards

Establishment vs Tea Party, Also Logical

Sen Joseph Paine: Thirty years ago I had your ideals. I was you. I had to make the same decision you were asked to make today. And I made it. I compromised - yes! So that all those years, I could sit in that Senate and serve the people in a thousand honest ways. Mr … Continue reading Establishment vs Tea Party, Also Logical

Evil, Cowardice & the Expectations Game.

There is a divide in this country that once didn't exist a divide that is being illustrated very strongly in action both getting lots of press and being ignored" ************************* During the shutdown we've seen what US Park Rangers will tolerate. They'll tolerate strong-arming tourists and locking them in hotels, they'll eject WW 2 vets … Continue reading Evil, Cowardice & the Expectations Game.

Barack Obama’s 37% Solution

MP 1: We had better yield a point or two rather than go to war with the Americans Mp 2: Yes, nothing but hard knocks there Conversation in Parliament 1830' per Fletcher Pratt Preble’s Boys 1950 John Henry Thomas:They've got you outnumbered, lets start with that. Col Langdon:   Being outnumbered is a fact of … Continue reading Barack Obama’s 37% Solution

Mea Culpa Update: A Photo the MSM Will not be in a Hurry to Show. (My Bad photo from NYC not DC)

Two things 1. Anyone want to make book on how long it takes for it to go on ABC, CBS, NBC MSNBC or CNN (only Jake Tapper might use it) 2. Anyone want to make book on how long it will take Harry Reid to bring up the monument bill if this photo gets out? … Continue reading Mea Culpa Update: A Photo the MSM Will not be in a Hurry to Show. (My Bad photo from NYC not DC)

Obama vs the People, Morally Reprehensible Politically Logical

Spock: Logical, Flawlessly Logical: Star Trek, Amok Time 1967 We've been seeing a lot of emotions over Barack Obama's administration's  actions for the last  against WW 2 Vets, against the priests, against small business and against people in their own  homes. Most of these emotions are justified from anger to disgust to disdain, but there … Continue reading Obama vs the People, Morally Reprehensible Politically Logical

Niki Tsongas Virtual Town Hall

Got a call from Niki Tsongas for virtual town hall. She is describing the shutdown, simply put no long term or short term bill passed blaming the house for not clean CR. Saying clear bill would pass, and advancing the idea that it's all about the House. Talking the Senate clean CR, saying the bill … Continue reading Niki Tsongas Virtual Town Hall