OK. I, for one, have had enough of the whining from Democrats, the youngsters on college campuses, and selected media. Elections have consequences. Some win and some lose. Get over it.
I just read the totally whining letter to the editor in the Kokomo Tribune on November 18th from Kathy Skiles, the chairwoman of the Howard County Democratic Party. She trucks out all of the rhetoric and lies her party put forth in the recent campaigns. Even President Obama has warned us about false news reports and propaganda which Skiles clearly has swallowed hook, line, and sinker. She does not truck out the fact that at the top of the Democratic Party ticket was a person who clearly put this country at risk with what will likely be legally judged as criminal acts. She does not truck out the facts surrounding the rip offs involving the Clinton Foundation.
Hopefully, Congress, the Justice Department, and the FBI will not close the case against Hillary Clinton but will pursue full accountability under the law. All this unless, of course, President Obama chooses to issue a pardon to Clinton. That would not come as a surprise given the words that have come out of his mouth since the Democrats lost the election. Considering Obama is known to have knowingly utilized the Clinton server, he may want to pardon himself as well.
Lose the election the Democrats did. That was crystal clear in Indiana. Elected offices from the top of the ticket to the bottom were overwhelmingly won by Republicans. The Republicans hold a super majority in both houses of the Indiana General Assembly. A Republican governor was elected and the voters turned away the sham of former Democrat Senator Evan Byah wanting to become a US Senator from Indiana. The people of Indiana chose Donald J. Trump to be their President. They were tired of the same old corrupt ways from the Washington swamp as led by President Barack Obama, Senator Harry Reid, and Representative Nancy Pelosi. Off they go into the sunset.
The new sunrise in Washington DC is to be led by those with a new vision for this country. It is to be led by those who believe in America First. It is to be led by those who believe in the rule of law and that people in this country should abide by and be treated equally under the law. It is to be led by those who believe in American jobs first and trade that favors America, not foreign countries. It is to be led by those who believe in equal educational opportunities for all. It is to be led by those who put homeland security above all else.
The United States of America was declining in measurable ways due to wide spread corruption and ineptness. We now have a fresh start and a new beginning. It would behoove the whiners to get on board and contribute to the rise of the new America rather than complain, moan, cry and spew irresponsible, false, divisive and denigrating rhetoric to serve Democrats over their lost election. By the way, given her attitude and acts, Kathy Skiles should resign.
Here is what it has been all about in our part of the world for the last several weeks. Get the crops harvested…. corn and soy beans. The unfortunate fact, though, is that virtually all of it is genetically engineered and we really don’t know what the heck that may be doing to us, our livestock, and the environment. All that we really do know is that these crops can withstand massive doses of Roundup herbicide without dying while the “weeds” around them do. At least that is what is supposed to happen. Problem is, though, there are now super weeds that survive. The solution proposed by the chemical/seed companies who are the promoters of GM crops is to up the ante for chemicals. Ummmmmm…. wonder who that benefits? They want to add 2,4,D to the mix.
Somehow I think commodity agriculture is a train wreck waiting to happen. I do not think we can continue to poison the soil, water, and air indefinitely without serious consequences to people and all living things in the environment.
We shall see if the Trump administration sees and understands these problems…. and then chooses to move toward a healthier way to produce food. Hope so.
November 8th came and went. The outcome was late made public but was actually known the minute the polls closed. The die was cast. Donald J. Trump is to be the next President of these United States.
I could not be happier! The crooked Hillary and Bill Clinton were vanquished. Their corruption, law breaking and influence peddling for pay have ended. The Clinton Foundation remains under investigation. And I hope Hillary Clinton herself will as well.
The ace in the hole they have, though, is President Barack Obama. I would not be at all surprised if he issues a general pardon before he leaves office. He has that power. Bill Clinton did a lot of the same for some pretty unsavory characters and criminals. We shall see.
History will write the Clinton era has ended. Thank God! The United States of America has been given a new lease on life. President Donald Trump will lead the way. Let us all hope that the GOP dominated Congress will not be an impediment but will support what Trump promised the citizens of the country during the campaign. The people (not the power brokers, lobbyists, corporations, and donors) now have a friend in the Whitehouse.
The Indiana Senate Democrats just will not quit. An article in the Indy Star on November 11th says Indiana Senate Democrats will be pushing immigration-related legislation in this session of the General Assembly. You will never guess what cock-a-mammy things they want.
First, they believe illegal immigrants (aka. undocumented immigrants) living in Indiana should pay in-state tuition to state universities. They want preferential treatment for immigration law breakers over American citizens from other states. This makes no sense.
Secondly, they want to make it easier for law enforcement to find family members when dealing with “undocumented immigrants”. This would call for the creation of identification cards at yet another cost to the taxpayer. It is the responsibility of the undocumented immigrant to carry personal identification, not something the state should take on.
Finally, they want illegal immigrants to be issued a state driver’s license. I suspect most illegal immigrants are driving anyway and without legally required insurance; yet another violation of law. I guess I would be OK with this proposal if across the face of the license it states “illegal immigrant” in bold letters.
The election of President-elect Donald Trump and the tsunami wave of Republicans at all levels of government carried a clear message about immigration. That message is that illegal immigration and taxpayer services to those in this county illegally must end. There is to be legal immigration and care for citizens of this country first and foremost. That is the law.
There will be few words appropriate come next Wednesday….
“God, HELP US!”
We are at likely the most critical point in the history of the United State of America except for the times of the Revolution against Great Britain and the Civil War. Choose wrongly and I believe we are headed down in a race to the bottom. We have a chance to look upward once again if we make the right choice. Wednesday will provide the answer.
It is time for something a little light hearted. My brother, Ted, likes to clip articles from various sources to send to me. He knows my interests, so the article contents typically support or challenge those. He and I don’t agree on everything, but do on most.
One article he clipped was one about the Asian carp, a fish now found almost throughout the United States but one that was not native to North America. Various carp species were brought to this continent from Europe in the early 1800’s. Not the smartest decision environmentally, but humans were pretty stupid about those things then. In Europe, the carp are both a sports and food fish. In Asia, carp have been a popular food fish for thousands of years. In North America, carp have not been considered either a sport or food fish. Mostly, they are considered a “trash fish”. That may be changing.
The article Ted sent says, “Asian carp is leaping onto table-tops in Kentucky’s finest dining establishments”. At a restaurant named, “The Ward 426”, the fish is served as “Kentucky Carp”. The charge is $24 for fish specially browned in butter and served atop sweet potato puree with roasted fig jam and mushrooms pickled in balsamic vinegar. In Kentucky, the carp are sometimes called, “Western Kentucky Silver Carp”. It outsells catfish whether grilled, fried, blackened or buffalo-style. One top chef compares carp to scallops and Chilean sea bass. For the white and meaty carp, chefs pay less than half the price of more expensive seafood such as sea bass.
Mature Asian carp average 45 to 70 pounds. Now there is a fish! The meat is white, clean tasty, and low in contaminants such as mercury due to its feeding habits. Carp are plant eaters.
But carp are environmentally destructive. This is a fish that when too many can really screw up the aquatic environment for native fish. This is a fish that lays 1 million eggs a year. An over population is a threat to native fish such as bluegill, crappie, bass, and shad. Oh, did I say that the eggs can be a source of roe or caviar? So, what to do?
The answer is for human beings in North America to eat up. A knife and fork will go wonders to helping the environment and enjoying a fish feast. The Mighty Carp needs to become a staple in our search for “sea food”. All winners for the environment and for the food supply.
When you think it cannot get worse, it does. The leadership of the Democrat Party and its candidate for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton, are as corrupt as they can get. Every day more facts emerge.
Thank God for Wikileaks. The people of the United States deserve to know truth. Without Julian Assange and Wikileaks, we would not. The secret maneuvering and lies would have continued unabated. The main stream media have abdicated their responsibility to root out and tell the truth. Many of them have thrown in with the crowd of corruption.
It is astounding the FBI found hundreds of thousands of emails on the laptop shared by Huma Abedin and Anthony Wiener, the former Congressman and sexual pervert. Huma claims she did not know there were any emails there. What she really did not know was FBI computer experts could dig deep into hard drives to retrieve what appeared to most to be gone. OOOPS! In days to come we will know more about the deceptions, lies, and corruption. Huma is in deep do-do. It is likely she will sing like a bird to protect herself. Very interestingly, Huma is nowhere to be seen on the Clinton campaign trail now. Before it is over, the life and story of Huma Abedin will be laid bare. Abedin has a checkered past including being assistant editor of the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs. This publication has connections with the Muslim World League, an organization effectively an arm of the Saudi Arabian government and one which according to its own web site “is engaged in propagating the religion of Islam, elucidating its principles and tenants, refuting suspicious and false allegations made against the religion”. It has connections with the Muslim Brotherhood. Huma Abedin has been Hillary Clinton’s most trusted companion and adviser. Any problems with that?
And John Pedesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman; there is a real winner. Wikileaks has laid him bare as well. No doubt, more will be reveled about his lies and behind the scenes tactics to distort facts and mislead the public.
Then there are Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile, the former and current Democratic National Committee chairpersons. Both are corrupt. Wasserman Schultz was removed from DNC chairmanship but then hired by the Clinton campaign. Brazile tried to run the sexism and racism cards when cornered about providing debate questions to Clinton prior to debates thereby giving Clinton a heads up so she could prepare her answers ahead of time. Didn’t work. Cheating at best, corruption more likely. CNN, the “Clinton News Network”, has removed Brazile as a “contributor” to its network.
Even President Barrack Hussein Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are running for cover. President Obama is now effectively supporting FBI director, John Comey. White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the President thinks Comey is a man of “integrity” who didn’t do anything to “intentionally” influence the impending election. It will be interesting to see if the President and First Lady are now so anxious to be on the campaign trail for Ms. Clinton. The drama continues.