The US Senate passed the non-infrastructure bill, loaded with everything but infrastructure initiatives and a bloated price tag that is not paid for, which will increase inflation and the National Deficit. The US Senate is on its way to passing a $3.5 Trillion spending spree, again no accountability, no restraints, not paid for, balloons the government, and robs freedoms and liberties from every American. Did you know all legislation that spends money is supposed to originate in the US House of Representatives?
Long ago, a couple of legislators crammed down some rules that allowed for spending bills to originate in the US Senate, as long as the US House of Representatives got the legislation, eventually, and voted for that legislation. Generally under immense pressure from the upper house and the special interest groups lobbying for the lower house to “just go along.” All of which is legal but unconstitutional, but allowed as legislative chicanery called “doing business in Washington.”
Tired of Politikal-Gimmickry yet? I am!
My wife brought up an interesting question regarding the now resigned Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, “Will he be prosecuted?” I do not know, and from the headlines, I cannot tell. Worse, it is not apparent if a deal was struck to compensate the victims from the New York taxpayers and avoid accountability if Gov. Cuomo left before electioneering could begin to hinder Democratic efforts to keep the office in New York. Tell me, how can private industry have significant penalties for even a suspicion of sexual impropriety, but government elected officials can weasel out of accountability time after time if you are in the appropriate political party?
Speaking of Ex-Governor Andrew Cuomo, his anti-apology/resignation speech was the worst kind of political skullduggery since Anthony Weiner was disgraced for sexual impropriety. If Chicago is the land of pay-for-play politics, then New York must be for sexual impropriety politicians, beginning with William Jefferson and Hillary Clinton!
Tired of Politikal-Gimmickry yet? I am!
Can someone tell me how and why YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and other Social Media companies, private companies, can block content and customers? First, the companies take money to be news outlets and media giants, obtaining tax breaks and special benefits for being tech giants and other prime companies for the government. Then, they squawk they have the right to silence content, isolate content providers, shame politicians, and spout political beliefs like private companies while receiving public funds. The IRS came down hard on churches in the 2020 election cycle for having 501 C status and being mouthpieces for political speech; how is this not the same principle with social media companies? Why aren’t social media companies forced to either maintain neutrality or stop receiving preferential treatment from the government?
Tired of Legal and Politikal-Gimmickry yet? I am!
Let’s talk about scientific facts for a moment, and if you like, feel free to look up the corresponding research. I am not a medical professional, epidemiologist, virologist, or chemist; however, I can read a research paper, and this is what I have found. One of the reasons it is so difficult to vaccinate against viral infections is the ever-changing viral infection itself. Essentially, the virus mutates a lot, and these generational mutations tend to keep a vaccine from working effectively against a virus for very long. The only sure-fire way to protect a population against a viral infection is to allow the people to experience the viral infection and build herd immunity.
The Delta-Variant of the Sars-COV-2 (COVID-19) viral infection is essentially a fizzle. Vaccinated people are catching this mutation, spreading it, and then complaining, “But I got vaccinated.” However, the fizzle is that the virus has mutated into a half-life in a previous mutation, and the Delta-Variant is a half-life again of the previous half-life. This is why the Delta-Variant will make you sick but not keep you sick, and the antibodies your body builds against Sars-COV-2 are actually beneficial in the long run. Having said all this, do you think the media will report this information; do not bet the farm, Lucy! Will, the government, relinquish control; hold your horses, Mack! Totalitarianism has broken out, and reigning in these out-of-control bureaucrats and power-hungry politicians will take a lot more than the half-life deaths of Sars-COV-2.
I am a person of action; I do not take kindly to being told to sit down and wait or shut up and stand still! Never have been; in fact, learning patience has been one of my biggest challenges and hardest lessons, and I still fail gloriously DAILY! Worse, I see the danger and the emergency, and I desperately feel the need to take action immediately! It makes me good in the trenches but not very good in the stadium. Here are my thoughts on taking action now; agree or disagree, take action NOW! We can talk about the problems later!
- Start right now, calling the US House of Representatives and DEMANDING in the strongest language possible that your elected representatives refuse the boondoggles being passed in the US Senate right now!
- New Yorkers, you are some of the toughest people in the world; show it! Put your backs up, put your mouths in gear, and DEMAND that Governor Cuomo be held accountable, in a court of law, for the crimes for which he is accused. Guilty or not, these accusations need to be settled in a courtroom. Not a pressbox, not a media-feeding frenzy, but by a jury trial! Force the truth!
- America, lead the world in throwing off the totalitarianism that is killing representative government across the globe! From the mayors to the governors to the US President, it is time to end the farrago called COVID and throw the bums OUT! Yes, this includes the MEDIA! The politicians’ lapdog needs to be held accountable for spreading half-truths, lies, and falsehoods for personal power, and rightly so. When discussing the media’s role in spreading and fanning the flames of COVID, we include social media and hold these tech companies responsible for their roles. Nobody is “Too Big To Fail!”
- If the elected officials, including judges, refuse to listen to you, begin the recall procedures! Refuse your consent to be governed! You own the power of and the keys to the government, and it is past time for the government to begin fearing us, the electorate!
As the politicians take the rest of August off, lets us remind them who is in charge. Turn off your TV. Turn off your Cable. Turn off your social media. Call, text, email, and visit their town halls, demand an audience with the elected officials. Get heard!
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