sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Extra Edition (more on impeachment)


BRM's analysis of the legal situation is referenced here. Because Peter Grant nailed it, I can't go much farther. The Democrats feel that they can run this one across the finish line to impeachment but sadly for the rabid hoard, foaming at the mouth, it won't work. The metrics aren't there for the lynching that they desire.

They are frantic with the fear that President Donald J. Trump will win the White House and will shift the axis of power in the House of Representatives.

Biden's lane, considered to be the 'moderate lane' that the mainstream Democrats could support has a 14 car pile up in it. Now if you're a Democrat, you have to support Warren or Sanders, both communists. Sanders was so lazy as a young man that he was thrown out of the commune where he lived. He honeymooned in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and his dream is to make America into Soviet Russia. Warren, wants to tax US corporations into oblivion and have the government take over running them. Those are not appealing to any but the most feckless in our society.


Old NFO opines - Re impeachment, they've been throwing shit at the wall hoping it sticks since day one. And the revolving number of 'reasons' for impeachment is simply amazing. The 'fact' is that he's living in the Dem's heads... LOL The only people undermining the American elections are the Dems and their acolytes.
Donald J. Trump lives in their dreams - with a chainsaw and a hockey mask, Old NFO. And every time they have a moment when they think that they have him, he starts that chainsaw and ends up stuffing their lies and conspiracies where the sun doesn't shine.
Jules - You now have weather like England! How’s that suiting you? What it like being away from a permanent Californian 80 F? I love the crisp Autumn feel. I bet the colours are very pretty in the land beyond the WWM!
The autumn weather at the WWM is nice during the day with a chill at night. It's not the endless summer of California. Given that, there are people coming up weekend after next to look at creating their version of the WWM, and I'm going to show them around. They want to live in a place of peace amid chaos, where they can be left alone. They're Greeks (from Greece) and they are of the opinion that they can also raise sheep here in this area (cougar food). Cows do ok, but sheep -- maybe not. However they have sworn to cook authentic Greek food (like you eat in the Athens Placa) and invite me over. So in a way they are buying my love. I had travel plans but may re-arrange them for the sake of these people who are seeking freedom.
WSF - Good you will soon be able to travel again.
Yes, thank you. I'm much improved.
Camperfixer - "Some cynics believe that the President set up the donkeys with this story for the express purpose of re-igniting the Biden Ukraine and China scandals."

Now that's an angle I hadn't considered
The Biden/Ukraine/China connection has been out there in the public with Slow Joe chatting about it. Pulling Ukrainian President Zelensky into the mix with a whistle blower forced the corrupt, sly, smug, filthy mainstream media into a feeding frenzy and then Trump reversed it. The choreography is just too good to be an accident. The optics too solid. The Squad, etc. launched into their impeachment in a type of circular firing squad, with Trump on the sidelines.
"The Squad has only one job. To insure the reelection of Donald J. Trump in 2020."

Never thought the insanity of those four America hater crazies might be strategic from day one as you suggest.
No, I don't think that the Squad is on the Trump Train. They are a force that is destroying the donkeys from within, but I think that's working toward the re-election of President Trump.
Jim - As Kle pointed out, all this impeachment business keeps them from passing really crappy bills. God help us if they regain the senate and white house.
Yes, their focus on impeachment has kept them from doing actual harm.

Hump Day Frenzy

BREAKING - Transcript of the telephone call from President Trump to President Zelensky

Frenzy and Fury

There are two reasons why the Ukraine story has created panic among the Democrats. 

(1) It threatens Biden and Biden is the only one of the Democrats (with the possible exception of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)) who won't run as a socialist or "National Socialist" with a promise to take away cars, meat and raise taxes astronomically while "tearing down the wall" between the US and Mexico. Most Democrats inside the beltway understand that having an old communist clown like Sanders or a fake Indian like Warren makes the circus more amusing, but even they don't want to see them as the party's standard bearer. It's why they stood by and let Hillary snatch the nomination from Sanders in 2016.

(2) It has dawned on the DNC that President Trump, with his increasing favorability rating, has a very good chance of winning and switching the House of Representatives back to the Republicans. Another "IMPEACH TRUMP" push is sure to dirty up the President.
Fredd observesAren't there ANY decent liberals/progressives left anywhere in this country? You know, those we used to call the 'loyal opposition,' those with whom we could disagree without being disagreeable? I can't name any, other than perhaps Howard Schultz, maybe Mark Cuban?
The modern-day Democrat wants nothing less than to demonize and ultimately incarcerate any conservative opponent, and characterize the difference between them and their adversaries as good vs evil (they being the good, of course). 
Joe Biden is the slimiest slimebag to ever blow in from Slime Town. This scuzz bucket is so corrupt, he gives corruption a bad name. And his little boy Hunter hasn't fallen far from the tree, he's a damn criminal to put a happy face on his dealings with China and Ukraine. 
Now we are facing Pocahontas, who considers everybody in the country who has a few nickels to rub together as evil capitalists who should have all of their ill-gotten gains confiscated. 
This upcoming general election should be awfully interesting, if the brain dead electorate is paying any attention at all to any of this.
There actually are Democrats (think Goldman Sachs) who dump a lot of money into the coffers of the DNC and while Biden is only a useful idiot, he's THEIR useful idiot...a lot like Barack was. Supporting Sanders, Warren, the Butt Guy and Beto is not something that they want to do. Harris can't even eek out better than fifth place in CALIFORNIA. Will they switch to President Trump? Either that or just stay away and let the Republicans sweep 2020.

Let's look at the history of the Impeach Trump movement.

April 2016: Politico ran a story headlined: “Could Trump Be Impeached Shortly After He Takes Office?” It starts by saying that, “Donald Trump isn’t even the Republican nominee yet. But … ‘impeachment’ is already on the lips of pundits, newspaper editorials, constitutional scholars, and even a few members of Congress.” 

January 2017: The same day Trump was inaugurated, the Washington Post ran a story saying that the “effort to impeach Trump is already underway.”

Feb 2017: An impeach Trump online campaign already had attracted 650,000 signatures.

April 2017: Rep. Maxine Waters leads an “impeach Trump” chant.

November 2017: Six House members introduced articles of impeachment against Trump, claiming he obstructed justice, violated the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause, and undermined the federal judiciary process and the press.

May 2018: Rep. Al Green says “there’s a good likelihood there will be articles of impeachment” brought against Trump if Democrats reclaim the House. 

June 2018: Five months before she was elected to the House, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Trump should be impeached, claiming, “There are serious grounds in violations of the Emoluments Clause from day one.”

July 2018: After Trump’s Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin, Democrats declared that his conduct was grounds for impeachment. Former CIA Director John Brennan tweeted that “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.'” “It was nothing short of treasonous.”

December 2018: Rep. Jerry Nadler says Trump could be impeached for the alleged payoffs to porn star Stormy Daniels. “Certainly they’d be impeachable offenses because even though they were committed before the president became president, they were committed in the service of fraudulently obtaining the office,” he asserted.

And all this, of course, was before Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his findings on the Russia investigation, which took the wind out of the sails of the impeach Trump crowd. Now, conveniently enough, a new charge emerges even though the Democrats have yet (as of this writing) to read the transcript that holds the impeachable offense. Given that there are usually around a dozen people on those calls, I would find it surprising if it's more than another witch hunt in a long series of witch hunts.

Meanwhile at the White Wolf Mine

High on Arizona's Mogollon Rim, the DC/NY tempo and frenzy is absent. This is Trump country where God, guns and the president are respected and revered. The days are getting shorter, the nights cooler, and we've had three days of rain. It means that I need to think about winterizing the house. 

I hired a roofing company to put up snow shields on the steel roof. They sent me an invoice. I didn't pay it. Then they called, asking why no check. I replied (No ticky, no laundry) that they needed to do the work first, and I would pay them by cash or check when they finished. [long silence] "ok". The problem is that I will be out of town shortly, so they need to get on it, or I'll pay them when I return... They said that they'll be on it next week. 

And so it goes. 

Now the mail:

Ed said - "And I took that 6 foot length of chain, and I faced that Ukrainian President...."
I know, it was terrifying to hear the account of how Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was forced to drop his straight razor into a bucket of water, "get 'em rusty, boys"....
LSP - You'd think they'd want to stop people looking into their corruption but apparently not. The Bidens must be cursing the Squad right about now.
The Squad has only one job. To insure the reelection of Donald J. Trump in 2020.
Camperfixer summarises - Let's see...

Fixing the election didn't work, the" Insurance Plan" didn't work, Russia Collusion and the 42 million dollar Meuller investigation and report didn't work, entrapping various administration members didn't work, Stormy Daniels and the Creepy Porn Lawyer didn't work, smearing Justice Kavanaugh didn't work, and a host of "other" nefarious lies and deceitful garbage didn't work. BUT...when the president calls another country's leader to discuss important matters - as he is lawfully able to do - an unknown "whistle blower" who wasn't actually there but after being promised his mortgage would be paid off, we have Camilla DeVille Pelosi (snerk) looking into her smudgy political mirror on the wall which tells her to trot out the impeachment "inquiry" because THIS WILL NOW WORK. They got him now...not.

The Dem's - thinking they are vastly more savvy and smarter than this President...are toast. This scum is so delusional on their own self-importance - having gotten beyond desperate so will try ANYTHING - that they cannot see the President has sold them the very rope they will hang themselves. Stupid is what stupid does....which - for a change - is good for America.
Some cynics believe that the President set up the donkeys with this story for the express purpose of re-igniting the Biden Ukraine and China scandals.
Kle - Well, I can't see how the Impeachment is going to accomplish anything but to hand 2020 to Trump. It's not as if the Senate is likely to proceed on any sort of consequence, even if the House can somehow actually impeach. Running failed Impeachments (the only kind, essentially) has always been a disaster for the instigators' political ilk.

So, hooray for that, I guess. Also, while they are having their big Impeachment group-wank, they won;t have any time for passing bad Bills, so win / win.

I'm wondering what the Dems (the saner ones) see in the effort, though. Is virtue-signalling at the expense of Power really worth it to the Dem Old Political Hack Guard? More interestingly, are Pelosi et al hoping that the double failure might sweep away the New Frothing Revolutionary wing of the party?

I do kinda get a kick out of all the Dems and Press (Dem Minions) trying to say "it's Patriotism when I do it, but it's Treason when you do it" with a straight face...
There are a lot of the Democrat old guard who are scratching their heads about the potential of creating a new party and allow the National Socialist Worker's Party go their own way. There are a lot of problems with doing that. The numbers are such that they'd be significantly outnumbered by Republicans if they did. But with people like Beto (Irish Bob) as torch bearers for the current Democrats, they may have no choice.

Impeach - Again?

The Notorious

Photo of Corn Pop and Vice President Biden
President Trump has taken out Slow Joe Biden at the knees. From now until the Democrat Convention, the Biden narrative will be all about Ukraine, China, and corrupt behavior. The mere idea that Hunter Biden was hired by a Moscow leaning oligarch in order to demonstrate that he had juice with the United States will keep surfacing. I haven't seen the transcript of the telephone call between President Trump and the leader of Ukraine, but my sense is that it will only serve to throw more mud on Biden, who deserves it.

We will all see what revelations the conversation's transcript brings. The Ukraine hoax is going to be simply another example of the witch hunt that President Trump has endured since he took office.


LindaG - History  is no longer taught in any form, which means we are likely doomed to repeat it.
Yes indeed.

Camperfixer - re: Greta Thunberg -- Seems Earth's inhabitants have been saying the same old "the world is coming to an end" Chicken Little baloney for a millennia (pick an era). And it always has to do with "when times are good" there are a few nitwits among us ("out there among the English"...h/t Witness) that clearly have nothing to do in their daily doings so have to generate fear and self-loathing )that the rest of us normal's get the share whether we like it or not.)

Who gives a rip what this child thinks or says (or more likely, parroting someone else's script), anyone giving her any platform is a fool and playing into the court Jester's who will profit by this power grab ruse. 

It is obvious Miss Thunberg is being handled...being used by those who believe they have a better line to God than the rest of us and somehow know for sure the world will NOW end...for sure...maybe. We shall see. In the mean time I'll get up each day and do what I do all the while ignoring the moronic among us English (as it were). Oh, and in Northern Colorado the climate is changing..for the this time of year.
The leaves have not turned yet at the White Wolf Mine, but soon. Yes, and I don't know what we can do about it except eat Soylent Green in the hopes that it makes a difference.

raven waxes cynically - On disarming- it seems like a really bad idea to go collecting items with cavities in them, pre-announced, from people who have experience and attitude. Especially if they smile while handing them over.
Also seems questionable to have a bunch of people in a long line , getting ready to hand over their items at some designated spot.
These people are not just left in their politics, they are on the left end of the intellectual bell curve. One really regretful thing about the poor education they have is the destruction of the ability to infer consequences. In the idiom, it is the "what could possibly go wrong" factor. Particularly prevalent in issues of taxation, for example the 10% "luxury tax" which immediately ricocheted around every yacht builder in the country, flushing all those "living wage" jobs down the shitter. Takes fifty or so well paid people AKA skilled trades a couple of years to build a nice yacht. Poof- have a nice can of job-be-gone.
A really cynical person could make the argument the entire point of the tax was to destroy middle class (kulak) jobs. That thinking is passe- the communists are just not that smart anymore. They used to be- their screeds from the 30's indicates some ability to reason, but no more. The fatal mistake was allowing themselves to be infected with the same PC virus they inflicted on the rest of us. Some famous person once made the comment, it is OK to lie to your enemy, and to expect your enemy to lie to you, but it is fatal to lie to yourself. Sort of goes along with the old German military axiom of the worst possible officer being the one who is both stupid, yet energetic.
The liberals are most completely defined as busy bodies of limited wit and understanding who want to run everyone's life based on a set of new rules that do not apply to them (because they are our betters.
Steve September - Peter Schweizer was a guest on Fox last night. They briefly discussed his book that is mentioned above. He's scheduled to be on Life, Liberty and Levin this weekend.
I'll check it out this weekend and will set the DVR to record.
Jim - Some years back Credence Clearwater Revival released a song called Fortunate Son. I recall a couple of lines ran

"It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no"

I've wondered in the past, given his four month tour, if that wasn't a reference to Al Gores Senior and Junior. It might apply today to ol' Hunter and his dad.
The Hunter situation with a waiver for drug abuse and over age, only to have a dirty piss test as soon as he's commissioned takes the whole fortunate son scenario to a new low.
Old NFO - NONE of those acorns fell very far from the tree of corruption.
Not everyone turns out to be the man that he hoped that one day he might be, but Hunter Biden is in a universe all his own. Joe, the good old boy, is going to have to eat a lot of crow on that one.
Mike_C - Greta Thunberg resembles David Hogg in that both have a habitual peevish, pinch-faced, perpetually constipated facial expression. Both appear to be a case of you really can tell by the cover what's in the book.
And it's really ugly.
WSF - All that comes to mind is the old country saying, "Ain't had no proper fetchings".
I'm not sure that I know what that means.