Nancy Pelosi’s Fix for Obama’s border security failure

This is, as usual, just insane:

Pelosi has this absolute obsession with taking anything that might be very obviously a Democrat failure, and trying to make it Republican. Therefore, I’m going to do the mundane and point out that Trump has been President for about three months. He’s responding to eight years of Obama trying to get it done, and quite frankly, not wanting it done. The average grade schooler would be able to see that. Nancy banks on her followers ( Yeah, that’s you California 12, aka San Francisco ), simply not caring enough to question her insane comments.

If it had been accomplished when she was Speaker, or while Obama as President, Trump wouldn’t be addressing it now. It’s that simple. For whatever reason, and I assume it’s 100% partisan politics, Nancy doesn’t care about all the violence and drugs pouring into our country across that border. The wall isn’t the best answer, but it sends a very loud message that we don’t want it any more. It if it’s people with legitimate reasons and businesses, they’ll pass through that wall easy enough.

About that Georgia 6th special primary

A lot’s being made of the Georgia 6th special primary to replace Tom Price.  Notably that a Democrat won the “jungle primary”.

  • For starters, I hate elections that dick around with the election process.  I don’t know if parties were held to their party or not.  Some states do, some states don’t.  However, given the nature of the 50% rule, I would imagine the Democrats stuck to their party to get Ossoff over the threshold whereas Republicans were probably voting their party to keep Ossoff from getting there.
  • Second, out of the approximately 700,000 people in that district, less than 200,000 voted.  26% on a special election isn’t terribly bad, but isn’t anything to get excited about for sure.  My gut feeling is the runoff will probably get a fairly higher percentage.  Maybe 35% now that the local Republicans feel challenged.  40% if it gets really heated.  That, I do expect.  This district has in the past, during contested races, hit those percentages easily.
  • When the voters do turn out there, it gets very Republican very quick.  Price routinely got in excess of 200,000 votes.  If his machine gets his people out, this is a blowout.
  • Democrat
    Jon Ossoff
    48.10% 92,390
    Republican
    Karen Handel
    19.80% 37,993
    Republican Bob Gray 10.80% 20,755
    Republican Dan Moody 8.80% 16,994
    Republican Judson Hill 8.80% 16,848
    Republican Kurt Wilson 0.90% 1,812
    Republican David Abroms 0.90% 1,637
    Democrat Ragin Edwards 0.30% 502
    Democrat Ron Slotin 0.30% 488
    Republican Bruce LeVell 0.20% 455
    Republican Mohammad Ali Bhuiyan 0.20% 414
    Republican Keith Grawert 0.20% 414
    Republican Amy Kremer 0.20% 349
    Republican William Llop 0.20% 326
    Democrat Rebecca Quigg 0.20% 304
    Democrat Richard Keatley 0.10% 227

    Although Ossoff did well, the party as a whole still was outvoted.  With only one candidate to either support or not, those percentages weigh heavily against Ossoff.

    Republicans 97997
    Democrats 93911
  • Although Ossoff has raised millions, almost all of it has come from places that can’t vote in this race. That doesn’t really do as much for him as you’d think.  Although it buys tons of advertising, people very quickly tune that out.  There’s only so much election day advertising anyone can do to actually get their voters out to vote.  Secondly, don’t think for one second Handel won’t use the outside meddling against Ossoff.  That is already a theme and they haven’t even gotten one-on-one yet.  I’d have Ossoff explaining his donors for the next month.  A lot has been made of him not living in the District, that only adds to the outsider meddling theme.  Thirdly, we’ve already seen his best shot in my opinion.  Eight million dollars got 90,000 votes.  My bet is going back to the same well just got harder.  It’ll be there, but not to the tune of another $8 million.  Now that Handel has the focus of the RNC, look for that funding to counter Ossoff’s DNC.  People have to understand that no Republican had the support of their national party.  That was effectively $8,000,000 to zero.
  • Bottom line, Ossoff’s one serious chance was to win this goof-ball jungle primary.  Unless Handel is completely inept, which I have no clue at this point, she wins by 10% or more.

My Science Fiction Tunes

Just for chucks and giggles, I’ve put together a playlist of some of my favorite science fiction songs that I’ve redone. As usual, there’s no vocals.  You have to sing them yourself.  See how many you can actually remember ( or ever even knew ) the words to:

Ziggy Stardust – Alien “Invasion”


The Man Who Sold the World – Afterlife


Starman – Aliens


Space Oddity – Space Travel


Science Fiction, Double Feature – A song about sci-fi. Duh.


Saviour Machine – Artificial Intelligence


Rocket Man – Space Travel


Oh! You Pretty Things – Making movies about science fiction


Moonage Daydream – Possibly android sexual gratification


Memory of a Free Festival – Alien contact


Me, I disconnect from you – Androids


Little Neutrino – Physics


Life on Mars! – A song about a movie about going to Mars.


Down in the Park – Future visions


Cat People – Eternal Life


Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Crafy – Alien Contact


Ashes to Ashes – Space Travel


Are Friends Electric? – Androids


Also Spach Zarathustra – AKA, theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey


Joy – Used extensively during the Apollo missions

Enjoy.  And don’t forget, I only do these for fun.

Get the much better, sometimes much different, originals here:

About that Hollywood strike

Immediately after the election, a group of Hollywood elitists decided the best thing they should, since the US didn’t elect the candidate they wanted, was to go on strike. The group included Rosie O’Donnell, Miley Cyrus, Ed Asner, Amy Schumer, and George Clooney, among others.  That was January 9, 2017(ish).

Fast forward essentially two months later.  The blockbuster hit right now is Beauty and the Beast.  Although touted as revolutionary and cutting edge because this cartoon featuring blatant beastiality features an obviously homosexual scene, from what I’ve hear the cutting edge scene is actually very lame.  But more to the point, the storyline isn’t really that new.  It’s been used before.  Notably:

  1. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
  2. 20/20: Beauty and the Beast (1990) (TV Movie)
  3. 33: Beauty and the Beast (2012) (TV Episode)
  4. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (2017) (TV Episode)
  5. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (2017) (TV Episode)
  6. Beauty and the Beast 2 (2008) (Video)
  7. Beauty and the Beast 3 (2008) (Video)
  8. Beauty and the Beast Anime (2016) (TV Episode)
  9. Beauty and the Beast G2: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
  10. Beauty and the Beast G2: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
  11. Beauty and the Beast II (2009) (TV Episode)
  12. Beauty and the Beast Visits (2005) (TV Episode)
  13. Beauty and the Beast Within (2011) (Short)
  14. Beauty and the Beast (1899) (Short)
  15. Beauty and the Beast (1903) (Short)
  16. Beauty and the Beast (1905) (Short)
  17. Beauty and the Beast (1908) (Short)
  18. Beauty and the Beast (1912) (Short)
  19. Beauty and the Beast (1913) (Short)
  20. Beauty and the Beast (1922) (Short)
  21. Beauty and the Beast (1924) (Short)
  22. Beauty and the Beast (1934) (Short)
  23. Beauty and the Beast (1946)
  24. Beauty and the Beast (1950) (TV Episode)
  25. Beauty and the Beast (1952) (TV Movie)
  26. Beauty and the Beast (1953) (TV Episode)
  27. Beauty and the Beast (1956) (TV Movie)
  28. Beauty and the Beast (1957) (TV Movie)
  29. Beauty and the Beast (1958) (TV Episode)
  30. Beauty and the Beast (1961) (TV Series)
  31. Beauty and the Beast (1962)
  32. Beauty and the Beast (1963) (TV Episode)
  33. Beauty and the Beast (1964) (TV Series)
  34. Beauty and the Beast (1967) (TV Episode)
  35. Beauty and the Beast (1969) (TV Movie)
  36. Beauty and the Beast (1976) (TV Movie)
  37. Beauty and the Beast (1978)
  38. Beauty and the Beast (1981) (Short)
  39. Beauty and the Beast (1982) (TV Movie)
  40. Beauty and the Beast (1983)
  41. Beauty and the Beast (1983) (TV Movie)
  42. Beauty and the Beast (1984) (TV Episode)
  43. Beauty and the Beast (1985) (TV Episode)
  44. Beauty and the Beast (1987)
  45. Beauty and the Beast (1987) (TV Series)
  46. Beauty and the Beast (1988) (Short)
  47. Beauty and the Beast (1990) (TV Episode)
  48. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
  49. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
  50. Beauty and the Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
  51. Beauty and the Beast (1992) (TV Episode)
  52. Beauty and the Beast (1993) (TV Episode)
  53. Beauty and the Beast (1994) (TV Episode)
  54. Beauty and the Beast (1994) (TV Episode)
  55. Beauty and the Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
  56. Beauty and the Beast (1995) (TV Episode)
  57. Beauty and the Beast (1996) (TV Episode)
  58. Beauty and the Beast (1996) (TV Series)
  59. Beauty and the Beast (1997) (TV Episode)
  60. Beauty and the Beast (1997) (Video)
  61. Beauty and the Beast (1999) (TV Episode)
  62. Beauty and the Beast (1999) (Video)
  63. Beauty and the Beast (2000) (TV Episode)
  64. Beauty and the Beast (2000) (TV Episode)
  65. Beauty and the Beast (2002) (TV Episode)
  66. Beauty and the Beast (2003) (TV Episode)
  67. Beauty and the Beast (2007) (TV Episode)
  68. Beauty and the Beast (2008) (TV Episode)
  69. Beauty and the Beast (2008) (TV Episode)
  70. Beauty and the Beast (2008) (Video)
  71. Beauty and the Beast (2009)
  72. Beauty and the Beast (2009) (TV Episode)
  73. Beauty and the Beast (2009) (TV Episode)
  74. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  75. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  76. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  77. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  78. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  79. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  80. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  81. Beauty and the Beast (2010) (TV Episode)
  82. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (Short)
  83. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
  84. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
  85. Beauty and the Beast (2011) (TV Episode)
  86. Beauty and the Beast (2012) (TV Series)
  87. Beauty and the Beast (2013) (TV Movie)
  88. Beauty and the Beast (2014)
  89. Beauty and the Beast (2014) (Short)
  90. Beauty and the Beast (2014) (TV Mini-Series)
  91. Beauty and the Beast (2015) (TV Episode)
  92. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  93. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  94. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  95. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  96. Beauty and the Beast (2016) (TV Episode)
  97. Beauty and the Beast (2017) (TV Episode)
  98. Beauty and the Beast (2017) (TV Episode)
  99. Beauty and the Beast (2017) (TV Episode)
  100. Beauty and the Beast (I) (1992) (Video)
  101. Beauty and the Beast (II) (1992) (Video)
  102. Beauty and the Beast: A Concert on Ice (1996) (TV Special)
  103. Beauty and the Beast: A Dark Tale (2012) (TV Movie)
  104. Beauty and the Beast: A Latter-Day Tale (2007)
  105. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1977) (TV Episode)
  106. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (1991) (TV Episode)
  107. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
  108. Beauty and the Beast: Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
  109. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (1977) (TV Episode)
  110. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (1991) (TV Episode)
  111. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
  112. Beauty and the Beast: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
  113. Beauty and the Beast: Part 3 (1977) (TV Episode)
  114. Beauty and the Beast: Part 3 (2014) (TV Episode)
  115. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) (Video)

Now, as admirable as Hollywood should consider itself teaching sexual preference to small children, the point is, the storyline is stale and way, way, overused.  The only writing here was where to stick the gay reference.  Personally, I think I still prefer the 1903 version.

Given that the cartoon remade for the 100th time didn’t appeal to me.  They quickly cranked stuff for the big boys.

That’s right. A remake of a tv series I watched in high school. For those that don’t know me well, that was in 1977. And not to be outdone, we have The Rock and Zac Efron’s latest creation:

That’s right, a remake from when I had just graduated college. That’d be circa 1989. And for those not in the know on cheesy tv show remakes, this isn’t even the FIRST Baywatch movie. How many remember the original motion picture? Didn’t think so.

This just leads me to wonder, did Hollywood actually go on strike or not? And if they didn’t but still plan on it, how would anyone know?

 

Nancy Pelosi is a couple of Presidents behind

Now, after all the grief SOME people have given Kellyanne Conway over the Bowling Green massacre, I fully expect the same amount of humor, derision, and all out condemnation of Pelosi thinking this is still 2001.

I’ve been holding my breath for:

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Liberals Jumping the Shark

The radical liberal lefts have completely jumped the shark.  OK, “jump the shark” refers to one of the original crazy moments of American television.  It was a moment so contrived that it pretty much just wrecked an entire very successful series. I remember it well:

That was my very first “wtf” moment. I didn’t get it. A guy who was raised in the city, rode motorcycles, and rarely did anything more physically demanding than uttering “whooaaa” was suddenly an accomplished skier who could jump ramps over a shark who knew enough to stay inside the buoys. It was contrived. It wasn’t real. It didn’t work at all. It marked the beginning of the end for Happy Days.

Now, 40 years later, that logic isn’t lost on younger generations. For example, this happened during Trump’s Inauguration:

OK, she’s teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown, at the eight second mark she looks directly at the camera to make SURE they are ready, then has a total meltdown for all the world to see.  That clip got plenty of airplay.  However, the rest of the interview hasn’t so much:

Now, the problem I see here, is she is obviously not capable of dealing with national issues that don’t go her way.  People are referring to these people as buttercups.  The person holding the Mussolini poster behind her probably isn’t doing much better dealing with modern events.  There have been all sorts of goofball whacked out “protests” over the majority of states in this country choosing a President that Hollywood didn’t approve of.  What our buttercup here doesn’t get is the actions of her, and Hollywood, ARE the reason their candidate of choice didn’t get elected in the first place.  We don’t want our children being so fragile they can’t cope with an election that occurs every four years.  I have had to endure their candidates of choice my entire life.  We had Carter being visited by aliens, Clinton staining intern’s dresses, and Obama proclaiming the virtues of terrorists, drug dealers, and Muslims while lambasting everything the United States’ stood for.  That, buttercup, is why we have a President Trump.  All the temper tantrums in the world by people incapable of dealing with the reality that their extreme views are not the norm will not change the fact that we live in a republic, not a democracy, and just because everyone in Los Angeles votes for one of their own preferred political party doesn’t determine the fate of the country.

This won’t be my only post referencing the loony left jumping the shark.  It’s just too easy entertainment.

The Day the Internet lost its innocence

Ever wonder when the Internet went bad?  When ads started infiltrating every single aspect of your cruising experience?  Are you like I am and remember a day when the internet was still a bastion of eggheads that ruled the planet via 600 baud dialups?  Well, if you’re like me, you’re older than you think.  That image in this post header set me back a little longer than I expected.  What it is, you see, is the first documented banner ad.

Now, Hotwired still exists.  You can visit them and thank them for what they, along with AT&T, brought forth.  I’m not sure they ever contributed anything else to the Internet, but, that was probably more than enough.  Now, what Hotwired did not bring to the Internet, but the people crediting Hotwired with cursing us with banner ads in October 1994 did, was give us good reasons for hyperlinks.  Their address is:

http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/

The agony of defeat

When I was growing up, and for most of my life, the agony of defeat was epitomized by the opening sequence of Wide World of Sports.  Everyone remembers that sequence:

For 50 years, Vinko Bogataj crashing on the sky jump was the epitome of the agony of defeat.  It was pretty much assumed nothing could ever look worse.

As of this weekend, he’s been replaced:

I have no idea what their problem is, or for that matter even what their gender is, but it must be horrific.  Given all the insane leftist rhetoric over the last few months, I can only imagine what they’re thinking. ( Think I’m exaggerating?   Which one is the sanest, Ashley Judd claiming Trump has wet dreams about his daughter,

Or, Madonna spewing profanities suggesting she wanted to blow up the White House:

We got a real bunch of winners here.  Considering how extreme the rhetoric has gotten, I’m kind of surprised all the peaceful protestors destroyed were the buildings housing two of Hillary Clinton’s faithful donors.

Trump isn’t legitimate?

I’m getting tired of all this whining going on.  Seriously, do these people not realize what big babies they sound like?  Now, the latest rhetoric is Trump isn’t their “legitimate” President.  So, because of that they’re just skipping the inauguration and what not.  Hollywood, once again, has fallen all over themselves with this mantra and now petty politicians are following lockstep inline.

Seriously, they really are serious.  They don’t really bother me that much because, at the end of the day, their opinions mean nothing.  However, NOW we’ve got Representative John Lewis making the exact same whine:

We’re supposed to just assume that all these people chanting the exact same chorus are just a coincidence.  However, John Lewis and his cohorts do bother me.  They make the laws that govern the entire country.  It’s kind of a big deal that they know the laws dontcha think?  They very obviously have no clue how the government they represent even works.  None.  Nada.  Zero.  He’s been there since 1987 and never has learned WHY the electoral college worked in this case perfectly.  His only supporting argument is the fact that California alone overwhelmed the popular vote of the rest of the entire country, including his home state that he supposedly represents.  So, disregarding the device that protects his home state from one or two very powerful states from dictating their will over the majority of the country, and disregarding the will of his own voters, he’s decided it’s all wrong and he’s going to whine about it.  Georgia must be so proud.  He’s sold out Georgia for California.  And Hollywood loves him for it.  Granted his county may have voted for Hillary, but he’s supposed to be representing the state, not just a county or two.  Besides never having learned how our republic works, he obviously never figured out his own job description.  There’s a long list of Democrats who don’t have a clue as well.  As Hollywood and CNN have supported Soros’s efforts, the list has grown:

  • Rep. Terri A. Sewell (AL)
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego (AZ)
  • Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ)
  • Rep. Karen Bass (CA)
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas (CA)
  • Rep. Judy Chu (CA)
  • Rep. Mark DeSaulnier (CA)
  • Rep. Jared Huffman (CA)
  • Rep. Barbara Lee (CA)
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA)
  • Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA)
  • Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA)
  • Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA)
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz (CA)
  • Rep. Mark Takano (CA)
  • Rep. Juan Vargas (CA)
  • Rep. Maxine Waters (CA)
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal (CA)
  • Rep. Darren Soto
  • Rep. Frederica S. Wilson
  • Rep. Alcee Hastings
  • Rep. John Lewis (GA)
  • Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (IL)
  • Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL)
  • Rep. Mike Quigley (IL)
  • Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL)
  • Rep. John Yarmuth (KY)
  • Rep. Chellie Pingree
  • Rep. Anthony Brown
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD)
  • Rep. Katherine Clark
  • Rep. Michael Capuano (MA)
  • Rep. John Conyers
  • Rep. Keith Ellison
  • Rep. Bennie Thompson
  • Rep. William Lacy Clay
  • Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (NH)
  • Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (NJ)
  • Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ)
  • Rep. Yvette Clarke (NY)
  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY)
  • Rep. Jerrold Nadler (NY)
  • Rep. José E. Serrano (NY)
  • Rep. Nydia Velazquez (NY)
  • Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (NY)
  • Rep. Grace Meng (NY)
  • Rep. Alma Adams (NC)
  • Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC)
  • Rep. Marcia L. Fudge (OH)
  • Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR)
  • Rep. Kurt Schrader (OR)
  • Rep. Brendan Boyle (PA)
  • Rep. Robert Brady (PA)
  • Rep. Mike Doyle (PA)
  • Rep. Dwight Evans (PA)
  • Rep. Steve Cohen (TN)
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro (TX)
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX)
  • Rep. Al Green (TX)
  • Rep. Don Beyer (VA)
  • Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA)
  • Rep. A. Donald McEachin (VA)
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA)
  • Rep. Adam Smith (WA)
  • Rep. Mark Pocan (WI)

Not all are officially going on record as protesting due to his “illegitimacy”, but the bottom line is the same.

And, just a little historical perspective.  In the past, it’s not been unusual for members of the opposing parties to skip the inauguration. It’s just not that big a deal.  Probably the only thing different this time is the amount of rhetoric that has supported their decision.

Decentralizing the federal government

The most pointless piece of legislation ever passed by Congress was Section 4 US Code 72, which states:

(July 30, 1947, ch. 389, 61 Stat. 643.)
That may have served a purpose in 1947, but it serves none in 2017.  Four of the five richest counties in the United States are suburbs of DC.  There’s no need for that. With the advent of internet and high speed communications, two people can talk just as easily on opposite sides of the country as they can in the same city.  Imagine the impact of taking some of these huge bloated bureaucracies and putting them in Appalachia, the Midwest, or the Southwestern deserts.  Northern Virginia would lose some, but hell, they still would have all the lobbyists, corporations lobbying, embassies, etc..  They’d still be rich.  The only thing different would be the poor areas not being quite as poor.
Additionally, I have experienced the “Inside the Beltway” mentality.  It’s real.  A lot of very powerful people behave very differently INSIDE the Beltway than they do outside.  Maybe if we gave them more reasons to be walking amongst the common folk they’d think a little more responsibility.
Representative Jason Chaffetz gets it, exactly.  And, he knows the root of the legal problem:

Government needs to be closer to the people it regulates. As it stands, decision makers at various agencies are largely shielded from the impact of their decisions. Housing federal agencies in a city with one of the highest median incomes in the United States is not only expensive, but keeps federal bureaucrats in an economic and political bubble that offers a distorted view of the realities facing this country.

This resolution is the first step toward decentralizing federal agencies and initiating a process that shares the wealth of stable federal jobs with other communities across the United States. I look forward to working with my colleagues on legislation to identify locations where these agencies can best serve the American people.

– See more at: http://www.fedsmith.com/2017/01/12/chaffetz-its-time-to-get-federal-agencies-out-of-washington/#sthash.3RVHTiZm.dpuf

Tell your Representative to support HR 38.  It’s not enough to get the job done, but it’s a step in the right direction.  4 USC 72 needs to be repealed.  It does more damage than good now.  And quite frankly, with the advent of the threat of nuclear weapons falling into the hands of terrorists and rogue nations like North Korea and Iran, a decentralized federal government is a hell of a lot better idea than having the entire functioning government in one easy target.

Please sign the petition at change.org to let Conressman Chaffetz know you support his effort.