Red White and Blue..


I was reading about the trouble that President Trump recently had while coloring a U. S. Flag, while he was visiting some school children.

In one picture there is a puzzled looking Trump staring at the drawing of the other children and seeing that something was wrong.

Some have suggested that he was confused and trying to color the Russian flag.  I don’t know about that but, I kind of wonder how he did not know what the flag he wrapped himself in looks like.  After all, all he really had to do was look down at the little lapel pin he so proudly wears to see what it looks like.

It might be a good thing that his show was “The Apprentice” rather than “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader”.

 

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

 

Why I think firing the Special Prosecuter would be a bad idea..


On my first thought, I decided that this was a rather straightforward idea: if you have nothing to fear why go through all the trouble to make yourself look guilty?

Anybody around at the time of Watergate, or who remembers what that was, will remember the night that President Richard Nixon fired a bunch of the Watergate prosecutors, and how that made him look even guiltier than that the missing 18 minutes in the White House Tapes, the ones where he recorded everything that was said in his office.  We don’t know, for sure, what was on those 18 minutes, and the White House said the erasure was an accident.  The problem with that came out when it was shown that for the secretary to have erased those tape she would have had to have been a contortionists who could hold that pose for the entire 18 minutes.  Not likely.

Maybe the overall problem was, as Nixon would say later, that he allowed an “atmosphere” into the White House that allowed his staff to believe he would support them, or maybe he was just a crook.

The upshot of all this was that taken together, the tapes, the missing part of the tape, the firing itself,  and the number of staff members who went to jail it was plain to the world that he just headed off the impeachment with his resignation.

There might have been nothing more to it than over-enthusiastic staff playing at being spies, or it could be that Nixon himself was behind it, we can but conjecture as the White House spent so much time stonewalling the whole thing.

My point is, even if there were no collusion with the Russians, President Trump seems to be working hard in an effort to make us think there is something to the idea.

So what if a number of his aids are under investigation or have pleaded guilty to charges, or even his threats to derail the entire investigation, right now you can’t say yes, or no, to the idea.

What I suggest is simple.  I would like President Trump to come out in supporting the overall search for the truth.  It might be hard to prove there was no collusion as it is often hard to prove something did not happen.

I can see where he might be concerned with the possibility of an impeachment proceeding taking place, as they do not use the same rules of law as found in a real court and an impeachment might just be politically motivated, in which case maybe he can get it done while the Republicans still hold Congress?  At least those who decide they want to go on record as supporting the Donald.

I am not sure if the double jeopardy applies to Congress, they might even try again, if a first attempt fails, after the mid-terms.

We might even be able to sneak a few people into the White House staff who have at least some idea what they are doing?

 

Thank,

That Joe Guy.

P.S.  In the interest of full disclosure I would like to state that in 2016 I voted for the Libertarian Candidate.

 

Do we REALLY care what President Obama thinks?


My last post, several months ago, was on my alternate site myviewbyjoe.com.  For those of you who actually check here I offer my apologies, and this quick question..

During his time in the White House President Obama has made a  number of rash decisions, such as his comments on the incident with the Professor and the Cop where he pretty much accused the cop of being a racist, and has been indecisive, such trying to decide if he should support the Libyan  insurgents against  Gaddafi.

Sometime being indecisive is can be a good thing.  A good example of this was when the Obama Administration was trying to figure out how to punish the Syrian Government for the use of Chemical weapons…  by the time they, the Obama cronies, came to a decision it had already be found out that the chemicals, which Assad was supposed to have used, were really being used by the group we now know as ISIS, or ISIL.

Almost immediatly after the events in Furguson happend Obama’s fool in the Justice Department, before the investigations had gotten going, though not before Jackson and Sharpie had run their mouths, had said that the state’s attorney should prosecute the Cop to the fullest  extent of the law…

President Obama has shown a tendency to make rash and irresponible statements, and this is what brings me to his latest comments…  In a recent speech he made some interesting comments about violence carried out by the Christian religion in the name of God, such as pointing out the carnage carried out by several hundred years of crusades and inquisitions..  I can agree with those comments.  I just don’t know where he gets the idea that slavery and the Jim Crowe laws were done in the name of God..  I was born in 1955, about 6 years before Obama and maybe I listened to the wrong people but I don’t ever remember hearing how either of thise things was endoresed by God..  not by anyone.

I like to consider myself as being fair but I can’t for the life of me understand why, after all of his misstatements, people still listen to him.

If you still believe what he says, then you might want to think about the rumor that the Golden Gate Bridge is up for sale.

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.

Party Platform? Is that anyway to vote?


Official photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist
Official photo of Florida Governor Charlie Crist (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I remember the old voting booths where there were a series of lever that you flipped over to denote who you wanted to vote for..  I also remember that there was, in the general election, a lever that you could use to vote for a strict party vote..

A candidates party affiliation is good for getting an idea of what the candidates views are.  If you agree with that candidate you should vote for them.  I just happen to believe that when you vote, your vote should be for the person you believe will be the best fit for that job.

So, what am I trying to say here?  Let me put it to you this way.

For the last several years it seem that the American budget talks are getting held hostage by party interest.  At one point they formed a 12 person committee that met with the President to decide what to do…  The committee came up with a number of suggestion and put a bill together that, with the agreement of President Obama, sailed through the House and died in the Senate when Harry Reid refused to bring it up for a vote…  He said the Republicans were to blame for him not even bringing it up for consideration, even though a Democrat President Obama had helped in its formation.

There are times like this when you can see that our politicians, who are supposed to Represent our interest, care less about the people than they do their party..

A couple of years ago, during the Florida Governor debates, Bill McCollum pretty much called Rick Scott a crook.  Then, once Scott had won the primary McCollum, cam out and endorsed him….  Did McCollum not believe Scott was a crook, or was he more interested in putting PARTY FIRST.

When the politicians are more interested in their parties agenda we have to remember that WE, the American People, are the ones that get screwed…..  If these people were more interested in doing what was right for the country, and not just their party, we would have a budget done EVERY year.

What WE need to do is get leaders into office and NOT PARTY FLUNKIES.

We are a Democracy because we elect our own crooks.  We are a Republic because we elect people who are supposed to represent OUR interest…  What we have been doing for a number of years seem to be putting the Party Flunkies into power.

We had a governor who was not afraid to side with the Democrats when he thought they were right.  The Republicans said he was not Republican enough, as he did not vote along strict party lines, and so he became an independent, and then a Democrat.  By some accounts Charlie Crist was an even more popular Governor than Jeb Bush.  As a Presently Registered Republican I would vote for Charlie Crist if he runs again.

What we need to do is find and nurture the kind of people who are willing to put the interest of the American people over the interest of their Party, and get rid of the PARTY FLUNKIES who have not been doing a good job of representing US.

Obamascare : Is it really part of the Left’s Secret War on America?


Sure, I pick on the Left..  I will go so far as to say that I am not happy with either the left or the right, and wish that their politics did not just seem to be a smokescreen to hide the fact they are screwing all of us..

Now for the subject of the day..  Obamascare…  and the “it is not a penalty, it is a TAX” joke..

The Supreme Court held that the Commerce Clause of the constitution did not allow the government to force people to join health care programs.  Then they went and said that the Government could tax you (a penalty?) for not joining something they had no authority to force you to join….

Think of it this way..  The next time a state, or even the federal, government announces another execution don’t think of it as a “death penalty” think of it as the new “Death Tax”.

The most taxing thing I see about this is their logic…  Then again they are lawyers and therefor not really normal..

Thanks,

That Joe Guy.