timing is everything

Well folks, I have been looking at things and it don’t look good for the democrats on this impeachment. you see, Timing is everything.

Lets look at this starting from this past week as an example.

We had that charade of a judicial hearing with the 4 scholars on Tuesday. During which Nadler would not specify if there were going to be any more hearings or what the next step would be. The republicans asked for a minority day.(they wont get one obviously)

On Thursday Pelosi told the judiciary to draw up the articles of impeachment.

On Friday afternoon Nadler announces the Monday meeting to accept the intel committee report and start the articles.

Trump was not due to answer the committee until Friday at 5pm.(which he did).His response was all he could do. He saw that this was a fait accomplis. and that nothing he could say or do would sway them.

Saturday Nadler issues his letter (30 pages) that just had to have been written during the week. in it he gives all kinds of stuff and the possible charges.

on Saturday and sunday the democrats were in conference planning and rehearsing what would go on Monday.

Nadler has scheduled no further witness’s, no further witness hearings, and has scheduled the articles for release on Wednesday.

Nadler on Saturday dumped a load of documents that were requested by the democrats a month ago, leaving them little time to go thru them in time for Monday.  Also on Saturday in that letter, Nadler changed the charges and everything else including how they were going to proceed and what rules were going to be used. He decided to use stuff all the way back to the bad Mueller report. Not just the call and the money.

funny huh?

oh guess what else happens next week? on Monday the fisa report comes out, and wed Barr goes before the committee to talk about it.

Still think this is fair? Still think this was not preplanned? Still think they are not doing this no matter what? Would they be doing this in this fashion if they actually had any evidence? The democrats said they wanted him impeached before CHRISTS mass, well they are doing it even if they get their timing all wrong. How sad for them. One would think after 30 years of doing this they could do it better?

 

Diplomatic corp coup?

Do we have a bigger problem than did trump hold the money for a statement?

I think we do. In the hearings that had a lot of the career diplomats testify about what was happening, If you listened you would hear some troubling things. Things like we Didn’t like Trumps agenda, He had no clue, he didn’t follow the talking points we laid out for him. A lot more like that from just about every witness. They were pretty much agahst that he would ask for an investigation into a crime, some saying that he did it wrong , we have procedures for that.  We had ambassadors that were saying that the President, while he had the power to, was wrong for reassigning Yavonovich. It appeared that they were all annoyed that the President actually had an agenda that went against theirs, that they really did not support their leader.

Yes there is a lot of preparation to a Presidential call. A lot of things that are agreed to by both sides. But does that mean that the President has to stick to what one set of briefers tell him? For any call I am sure the President gets talking points and briefings by more than just one group. When the President talks about something different than the one group briefed him on, is that not his privilege? Yet here we have that one group mad because he did not follow the talking points. Is it not their job to provide him with their thoughts, then follow his lead? This is not what I saw, I saw a group of people that were mad that they now had to deal with what he said.

Does the President in fact have a major problem with the people that are supposed to support him? Not only in the diplomatic corp. but in other executive departments? Is it any wonder that the President might send out “civilians” to various places to investigate facts that he is being given? How can the President work in such an environment? And yet President Trump appears to be doing a pretty good job in my opinion.

THE Impeachment question

The real question for the impeachment hearing is and has not been answered that I can tell so far is…..
 
During his july 25th call, did Trump ask for a political favor, or for a criminal issue.
Putting aside all the circus stuff. that is what we have to answer ourselves. We have the Pres. asking for an investigation into the 2016 stuff, after just going thru years of the same stuff about another country. and we have him asking about, in almost an after thought, why the VP(Biden) called for the ouster of the prosecutor general of Ukraine. And the possible bribery of an elected official by a foreign nation.
here is the part that has the democrats all upset.
“The other thing,
There’s a lot of. talk about Biden’s son,. that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great.
Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you ·can look into it … It sounds horrible to me.”
Does this look like he is asking for an investigation that would benefit him? or does it look like he is asking for an investigation into a crime?
We also have a small fact no one is seeing, that of Biden is not now or has he ever been a political opponent. this by virtue of not yet being chosen by his party to be the candidate. Also now we also know that an investigation has been going on since at least march 2019 and Biden did not announce his intentions until april 25 2016.
So I ask you to answer that basic question that this whole circus has been based on. was this for personal gain? or was it (as by law and international treaty) a call to investigate a crime? your answer to this question should tell you if President Trump should be impeached.

false inquiry

come on folks, I can’t be the only one that sees the basic falacy of this impeachment inquiry. That the whole of it is based on a lie. what are the original charges? that of Trump did what obama and clinton did to Trump, right? that he used a foreign nation to dig up dirt on a political opponent, right? well that is right where it all falls apart. right at the start.
you see there is one simple fact that everyone overlooks. That of, Biden was not Trumps political opponent. You say what? he was. Nope.one simple fact. BIden was and is, only one of many in the democratic party seeking the democratic nomination to run for President. He is not a challenger for the position of president. he is only a challenger for the chance to be the challenger. Once the challenger is picked then and only then would that person be Trumps political opponent.
So there you have it, the inquiry and it’s charges are based on a false premise and therefore should be thrown out.

vets day

I am not the greatest writer so bear with me.
please .
when you thank a vet and they shrink and shyly say your welcome, do not think it is you or that they have heard it too many times. It is not that. for some of us it is a feeling that we don’t deserve the praise you are giving us. some of us were peace time and did little more than our job, some in the states , some overseas. we feel that we did nothing spectacular. yes we signed the check, took the oath (which some of us still feel bound to), but feel we did so little for the country. It is not that our jobs weren’t needed or anything. But we feel we did nothing extraordinary. nothing special.
Then there were the men and women that did do that which deserves the thanks and did so much more than what you can imagine, that they want to forget the burden on their hearts. this is one of those tuff days as we remember our brothers and sisters many of whom never made it back.
So when you see us quietly say your welcome, it is not you, it is us. we have many reasons that we shyly say those 2 words and don’t want to take those gifts like free meals that you offer(that we do thank you for).
thank you
and
<your welcome>
Semper Vi

impeachment rules?

accepted procedures for impeachment in the house (not hard and fast rules but what is precedent and accepted)
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GPO-HPRACTICE-112/html/GPO-HPRACTICE-112-28.htm?fbclid=IwAR0TjucYiRy9xHHutSHA1IGw4HIPSz255Ff14b45tf4xQ4rjJTSxxf5fNpY
this is the relevant part though that was NOT followed thru –

Under the modern practice, an impeachment is normally instituted
by the House by the adoption of a resolution calling for a committee
investigation of charges against the officer in question. This
committee may, after investigation, recommend the dismissal of charges
or it may recommend impeachment. Impeachment–Selected Materials,
Committee on the Judiciary, H. Doc. No. 93-7, Oct. 1973, p 699. A
resolution recommending impeachment is reported to the House
simultaneously with the articles of impeachment setting forth the
grounds for the proposed action. Sec. 8, infra. Following the adoption
of a resolution to impeach, the House appoints managers to conduct the
impeachment trial in the Senate. The Senate is then informed of these
facts by resolution. Manual Sec. 607; Deschler Ch 14 Sec. 9. When this
resolution reaches the Senate, the Senate advises the House as to when
the Senate will receive the managers appointed by the House. The
managers then present themselves and the impeachment articles to the
Senate, the House reserving the right to file additional articles
later. Manual Sec. 608a; Deschler Ch 14 Sec. Sec. 10, 11.

Initiation of Charges

In most cases, impeachment proceedings in the House have been
initiated either by introducing a resolution of impeachment through
the hopper or by offering a resolution of impeachment on the floor as
a question of the privileges of the House. Manual Sec. 603; Deschler
Ch 14 Sec. 5.

 

house rules specify that everything has to be brought to the floor and recorded by the clerk before it can be refered to the committee. the SOH has no authority to unilaterally initiate an inquiry.

as there are no official rules for impeachment,  house rules and precedent apply.

 

Biden and Ukraine

The latest political flap has some very troubling reverberations if followed thru. There is a very big danger that the whole of the whistle blower legislation and trust could be broken like a twig IF the democratically controlled judiciary committee has it’s way. If they force the whistle blower to testify, then the whole of the anonaminity part of the program will be thrown out.  There is a guarantee that when you report something at this level you will not be identified. I leave you to think about that for a bit.

In the mean time here is another thought. Just how is the media able to report that in this case, Trump asked the Ukraine Pres. 8 times to investigate Biden??????? I mean it was a secure call, transcripts never released, congress has not even seen it. And here we are to believe this stuff? and then there is the latest point that came out??? that the whistle blower was not directly involved in the phone call??? huh??? a 3rd person whistle blow? So just where is the media getting it’s information from? a better spy network than the cia???? Or a planted release by the left?

So a recap of where we are at?

Biden’s son gets a give me job with a gas company, making a LOT of money for doing nothing. the gas company comes under investigation by the Ukraine govt. at or about the same time, as the VP Biden calls for the ouster of the prosecutor and threatens to withhold a billion dollars. And we are told that other governments wanted the prosecutor gone too. Years later Biden boasts that he got the Ukraine prosecutor fired. fast forward a bit, as President, Trump talks to the Ukraine President and supposedly (we don’t know we haven’t seen the tapes yet) asks him to look into the bit with Biden getting the Prosecutor fired due to his son. He claims no quid pro quo. six months later we hear of a whistle blower complaint(where did that leak start???) that never made it to congress like they think it should have? Now hearing that DOJ determined that it did not meet the criteria for a congressional notification. And now we have the left calling for impeachment of the President for him simply asking(did he or didn’t he?) the Ukraine Pres. to look into it, claiming that Trump was doing this as a political ploy against Biden. It seems that is the big outrage we are hearing, nothing about the possible underhanded and maybe unlawful threat by Biden.

And all of this,  based on top secret information?

This seems to be a pattern. Trump will hear about something, will ask for an investigation, the dems get outraged, call for his impeachment. The original investigation gets sidelined and its all about how Trump did something that may have been wrong.

 

thoughts on the J&J Loss

As I sit here thinking(again), I have come to the conclusion that a lot of manufacturers are in trouble. This ruling is a dangerous precedent. It says that a company that makes something is liable for the misuse by the user. In this case you have a company that make opiods, they are distributed by a pharmacy upon receipt of a prescription from a doctor. The manufacturer has labeled it properly, put on the proper warnings, taught the doctors its use, and made sure the product is pure and not faulty.

To say the maker of the product is now responsible for the improper use of its product by the user, distributor or other intermediatary is troubling. This now leaves other companies open to the same problem.

example, You run your car into a wall. there is nothing wrong with the car, the car maker has done everything right. But now, it leaves it open for you to sue the car maker for supplying you the car. This is the level that this ruling opens up. Do we want that level of idiocy? That simply because we used something wrong,  Now the company that did everything right, Is suddenly to blame?

So to say this is a good ruling by the Oklahoma courts is a lie. This ruling will lead to much more trouble in the future, Unless overturned on appeal.

NJ A1181 red flag law

Was reading the bill and it struck me that these legislators are a crafty bunch. they have woven the law in such a way as you may not be able to get your firearms back even after a successful outcome in the courts. your gonna love this one.  Here  is the bill –

If the court determines that the patient is subject to any of the disabilities set forth in subsection c. of N.J.S.2C:58-3 and revokes the patient’s firearms identification card in accordance with the procedure established in subsection f. of N.J.S.2C:58-3, the court may order the patient to surrender to the county prosecutor any firearm owned by or accessible to the patient and order the prosecutor to dispose of the firearms.  When the court orders the county prosecutor to dispose of the firearms, the prosecutor shall dispose of the firearms as provided in N.J.S.2C:64-6. 

So now, the court has revoked your card. the cops show up and take your guns, and, put you under arrest and charge you with a felony.

Wait , WHAT?

Yup, they charge you with possession of a firearm without a permit. That’s right. you see you may not have known it but you didn’t have a permit at the time of arrest. Now not only do you have to fight the original charges that invoked the red flag. You now have to fight the charges of the unlicensed firearms. And if you loose that due to technicalities, (technically you were an unlicensed owner of a fire arm)you can never own a firearm ever again.

Oh just saw in that line something even more ludicris. did I just read it right? that they can take your weapons and you will never get them back because………. the prosecutor can dispose of the weapons. yup that is in there.  You have NO option to resell the weapons or gift them to someone. The only option is destruction of the weapons.

Don’t you just love how they craft these laws? NJ, what a state.

ref NJ Legislator bill 1181 https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/A1500/1181_I1.HTM

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