Something going on, always

I looked back on a couple highlight posts from last year and it hit me like never before.

Look back at a couple incidents from the past year and see what I mean. That was then this is now. Those incidents were then, there are new ones now. It has just been a cycle, a continuous cycle. We literally go from one crisis to another. Sometimes a new one happens in the middle of a current one.

With our government and pols, it has been one thing after another. Boehner left, Paul Ryan in. Same thing happens. With the takeover of new Congress in 2015, it continues like no change. Terrorist acts, surges of illegals, murders by illegals. criminals caught and released. Pols lie, scandals and no government accountability. 2016 like 2015. Nothing changes.

What I am really wondering about now is what effect this pattern is having on us? Are we just caught up in the minute, are we in survival mode, are we into the fight or flight stage? I think it is serious and bound to have some effect. I mean we can say it is the new way things are but we see it every day and get tired of it. In and out a continued pattern of incidents, threaded and strung together like a chain. Well, that is how it feels when I look back. Then terrorists do what they want to do, terrorize people.

That’s all I’m going to say, people know what I’m talking about. Any ideas or suggestions anyone has, about it or anything, I’d love to hear them.

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The year of the Outsider

I know who should have been the generic ‘person of the year for 2015. It should be “the Outsider”. Score one for the non-politico, non beltway-sized person from the private sector who is fed up with the same mealymouthed politicians we’ve come to expect, especially in our presidential elections.

If there was a huge loser, it would be Jeb Bush for much of the above reasons, and being the poster-child for ruling class elite. But I know, the real poster of the insider should go to Hillary and Obama for being the stereotype of elite politicos, who are only limited by their own political ambitions and greed.

Since outsider was the real person of the year, IMO, then who was the most effective at being an outsider? Was it Carson, Cruz, Trump, Fiorina, or who? I have to say it was Donald Trump. In any future contest DT would be tough to beat as the ultimate outsider. Some people may disagree with that. But even besides Trump, and how you feel about him or don’t, the pure momentum was behind the outsider. That seemed like a history changing thing. But Jeb does fit the estabo qualifiers for losers.

Just for the sake of being a real outsider, one was granted leeway simply for not being connected to the political elites — or for being disconnected. Sort of a real twist from the usual reality. It would not be hard to make a good case for the outsider.

When you think about it, it could have been the year of anything but the outsider reigned supreme at every turn, even in the media. And it was kicked, punched, prodded, ridiculed, and mocked. Still, the unpredictable nature just drove up popular interest and curiosity. Finally, something that broke that conventional model of the politics-media alliance. Something that would break the conventional wisdom of the media and pundit-class.

My prediction for 2016 is a strong push, by estabos, to make it the year of the insider.
Do they win?

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Spinfest of 2015

If this year be known for anything remarkable, so far anyway, it should really be for spin. And everyone is in on the party, it’s fashionable — news, politicians, law, science, history.

We have riots they spin them into civil disobedience. Prosecutors spin their oath. Politicians spin their promises. We have Supreme Court decisions(spin in themselves) spinning the outcome in whichever direction they want. Supremes spin their decisions based on telepathy rather than words.

We got lectured from SCOTUS that words don’t matter in legislation anymore. It’s up to their divine interpretations to rewrite legislation according to some ESP intent. With words and meaning out of the way, things will be so much easier. What should any law mean if you cast off the meaning of words? Should it mean the same thing in the future it meant at a given time when they decided it? Why should it? Move on. Of course that fits that philosophy of evolving interpretations of everything. Thinking evolves too.

So we also evolved to same sex marriage. We’ve evolved even since the nineties. Remember the Defense of Marriage Act? But perhaps Bill Clinton was being prophetic when he said “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.” So whatever it means at the moment.

The evolution works well with the spin trend. They go together. Then why not just go out and spin your own reality? Gee thanks, Supremes, for the new “law of the land”.

Christmas CRomnibus

Christmas came early this year for Obama. While he attended a Christmas party, the House elves passed the aka CRamnibus bill, which contained funding for Obamacare to next September and the stocking-stuffer funding for his illegal amnesty.christmas bells photo: Christmas bells 3DChristmasbells-1.gif

CROmnibus: The $1 Trillion Betrayal

By James Simpson | December 11, 2014 | American Thinker

Flush from an unprecedented nationwide GOP victory in this November’s elections, House and Senate GOP leadership determined that their essential first course of action should be to snatch defeat from its jaws. They have brought forth a spending bill for 2015 that gives President Obama almost everything he wants, while disenfranchising the very voters who delivered the GOP victory.

The $1.014 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, (HR 83), has been dubbed “CROmnibus” as it is a combined continuing resolution (CR) and Omnibus spending bill. It will provide full funding for 11 of the 12 annual appropriations bills to the end of FY 2015 (September 30th), and a short term continuing resolution to February 27 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The 1,603 Page Cromnibus

Speaker Boehner has said he would ensure members a minimum of 72 hours to read legislation. Instead, following former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s innovative “pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it” policy, there will only be a tiny window of no more than 52 hours to read, analyze and vote on a trillion dollar spending bill that is 1,603 pages long. For reference, the Bible (NKJV) is only 1,200 pages. In 2010, incoming Speaker Boehner sang a different tune, “I do not believe that having 2,000-page bills on the House floor serves anyone’s best interests, not the House, not for the members and certainly not for the American people,” he said. But he also said he was going to cut spending…

Read more in the list of stocking stuffers: American Thinker

They start by writing in the extraordinary ability for appropriations to make changes after its passage.

In what seemed like a game of role reversal, Dems objected to the bill and Queen Elizabeth Warren was leading opposition which would shut down Government — and subsequently time as we know it.

For his part, Boehner was shoveling out a 1600-page bill without allowing time  to actually read it. Boehner was also allying with Obama to push it through, in much the way Obamacare was rammed through.  Maybe it was theater night at the Capitol?

The analysis of this Christmas CRamnibus is going to take some time to decipher, especially regarding their rule.  With these Christmas festivities, one wonders what is in store for New Years? With Dems offering their best Scrooge impression, these theatrics won’t be over soon.   This spectator says “bah-humbug” to all their chicanery.

Wait, I think that’s the White House blasting critics: “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch!

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