The Differences

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’

The florist was pleased and left the shop.

When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you, I’m doing community service this week.’

The cop was happy and left the shop.

The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a ‘thank you’ card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door.

Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you. I’m doing community service this week.’

The Congressman was very happy and left the shop.

The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.

As Ronald Reagan said: “Both politicians and diapers need to be changed often and for the same reason.”

 

Clipped from my friends wall. Author unknown.

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Charles Krauthammer, Last Message

MUST READ,

This is one of Charles Krauthammer’s last articles. It is spot on about Obummer’s Shadow Government. Sure am going to miss Charles’ smart insight.

Charles’ opine is worth a read this time.

The Enemy Amongst Us!!
By Charles Krauthammer,

March 6,2018

An article from the New York Post:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to Organizing for Action.

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for “progressive” change… Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.

OFA members were propped up by the ex-president’s message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.” OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-president’s re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.” Sperry writes that, “The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.

The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his ‘wife’ will oversee the operation from their home/office in Washington DC.

Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president’s signal that he is heartened by the protests.

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

So, do your part.. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a “PERFECT TARGET” for our enemy!

Editor’s comments: Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses!

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MUST READ,

This is one of Charles Krauthammer’s last articles. It is spot on about Obummer’s Shadow Government. Sure am going to miss Charles’ smart insight.

Charles’ opine is worth a read this time.

The Enemy Amongst Us!!
By Charles Krauthammer,

March 6,2018

An article from the New York Post:

I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and now, for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).

OFA is 30,000+ strong and working to disrupt everything that our current president’s administration is trying to do. This organization goes against our Democracy, and it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the processes established over 200 years ago. If it is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws?

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America!

Our ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to Organizing for Action.

OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance to the Trump Administration that we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for “progressive” change… Its issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform.

OFA members were propped up by the ex-president’s message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we have accomplished Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines. Commit to this work in 2017 and beyond.” OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-president’s re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it is the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic we know as AMERICA.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says, “The OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.” Sperry writes that, “The ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the Trump administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.

The OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate that the OFA has 32,525 (and growing) volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his ‘wife’ will oversee the operation from their home/office in Washington DC.

Think about how this works. For example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; the OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; the ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action in support of these activities; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; and violence follows. All of this happens from the ex-president’s signal that he is heartened by the protests.

If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years.

If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.

So, do your part.. You have read it, so at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a “PERFECT TARGET” for our enemy!

Editor’s comments: Krauthammer is about the best and brightest journalist and political analyst we have, in my opinion. His words of warning in the below message should be taken seriously and spread throughout the country so as many of our citizens as possible are made aware of what is happening right under our noses!

Civil Warriors

I was reading through my Twitter feed and ran across this thread.  A satirical parody on the new trending discussion of a civil war instigated by the progressive actors in ANTIFA.  I found it quite amusing,  so I thought I would spread a little humor today by sharing it here with you, …..interspersed with some memes du jour.

 

 mom says cleean my room

Dear Mom,

I’m assigned to the 52nd Gender Fluid Battalion.

Infighting has occurred whenever hard work needs to be done. When heavy lifting is required many to start identifying as female. When cooking is required they identify as male.

We’re starving.

#secondcivilwarletter
Communication is hard among the troops. The protocol states that preferred pronouns must be used in all circumstances.

Radio transmissions are usually tied up by the recipient correcting the person transmitting the message on what gender they identify as that day

I’m vegan.

 

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Some of the heavier members of our battalion have shown themselves not be up to the task of battle.

Due to this we have our daily “Healthy at any size briefing” and we’re reminded that it’s not that they’re overweight, it’s that we suffer from “thin privilege”.

In the show of diversity and solidarity, we have initiated gender and minority quotas among our ranks.

To show that we value diversity and that it’s our greatest strength, we have removed our Battalion Commander, a USMC veteran, with Rachel Dolezal.

Food has been scarce, but not because we don’t have it, but because we’re upset that there aren’t enough vegan and tofu options available

The coffee is undrinkable due to lack of soy and almond milk. Tomorrow we raid Starbucks to replenish our much-needed supplies

Oh, I’m vegan

 

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I write with a heavy heart to report that our raid for much-needed soy and almond milk has failed.

The red hats don’t seem to adhere to the words “Time Out!” during battle

Our Geneva Convention rights were violated due to our safe space zones being invaded. These are war crimes
Mom, I’m not sure I mentioned it before, but I’m vegan. Please spread the word to everyone you know and meet.

We’ve received reports that the enemy is currently at Chick-Fil-A as we expected

Since we’re a gender fluid queer LGBTQRSTUVWXYZ vegan non-binary PETA fighting force we will move into action and stop the chicken holocaust

We are being led by General Alyssa Milano. On to victory

General Milano and Colonel David Hogg underestimated our foe.

hogg general

Due to a lack of protein, our glorious force was overcome and pushed back.

Colonel Hogg staged a “die in” at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru and 20 comrades were run over by a 1979 Chevrolet Caprice. We mourn their loss.

The enemy has been receiving intelligence reports from @JackPosobiec

The enemy is now aware that we are slowly dying from measles, whooping cough, and typhus due to our antivax philosophy.

If only there was some sort of pharmaceutical or medical breakthrough that could save us

We’ve joined forces with the infamous Soyboy Battalion, nothing can stop us now.

Many of our comrades have deserted. The lack of WiFi and hair ties for our man buns was just too much for some of them.

Some are on the brink of starvation and have resorted to eating socialism.

Comrades, we lost this war.

 

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To add insult to injury, the red hats laughed and ridiculed us when we demanded our participation trophies.

Don’t they understand that life is supposed to be fair?

I’m at the point where I’m LITERALLY SHAKING.

 

 

 

Supper and Fender Skirts

So these days there are a few words we never hear unless hanging around with folks of a “certain generation”. We know who we are, but it seems our vocabulary of old has passed on.

‘FENDER SKIRTS’

A term I haven’t heard in a long time, and thinking about
‘fender skirts’ started me thinking about other words that quietly disappear from our language with hardly a notice like ‘curb feelers’

And ‘steering knobs.’ (AKA)
‘suicide knob,’ ‘Hollywood spinners.’ ‘neckers knobs.’

Since I’d been thinking of cars, my mind naturally went that direction first. Any kids will probably have to find some older person over 50 to explain some of these terms to you.

Remember ‘Continental kits?’

They were rear bumper extenders and spare tire covers that were supposed to make any car as cool as a Lincoln Continental.

When did we quit calling them ’emergency brakes?
At some point ‘parking brake’ became the proper term.But I miss the hint of drama that went with ’emergency brake.’

I’m sad, too, that almost all the old folks are gone who would call the accelerator the ‘foot feed.’ Many today do not even know what a clutch is or that the dimmer switch used to be on the floor.
For that matter, the starter was down there too.

Didn’t you ever wait at the street for your daddy to come home,so you could ride the ‘running board’ up to the house?

Here’s a phrase I heard all the time in my youth but never anymore – ‘store-bought.’ Of course, just about everything is store-bought these days. But once it was bragging material to have a store-bought dress or a store-bought bag of candy.

‘Coast to coast’ is a phrase that once held all sorts of excitement and now means almost nothing.
Now we take the phrase ‘worldwide for granted. Amazing.

On a smaller scale, ‘wall-to-wall’ was once a magical term in our homes. In the ’50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with, wow, wall-to-wall carpeting! Today, everyone replaces their wall-to-wall carpeting with hardwood floors Go figure.

When was the last time you heard the quaint phrase ‘in a family way?’ It’s hard to imagine that the word ‘pregnant’ was once considered a little too graphic, a little too clinical for use in polite company, so we had all that talk about stork visits and ‘being in a family way’ or simply ‘expecting.’

I always loved going to the ‘picture show,’but I considered ‘movie’ an affectation.

Most of these words go back to the ’50s, but here’s a pure ’60s word I came across the other day ‘rat fink.’ Ooh, what a nasty put-down!

Here’s a word I miss – ‘percolator.’
That was just a fun word to say. And what was it replaced with?Coffee maker. How dull! Mr. Coffee, I blame you for this.

I miss those made-up marketing words that were meant to sound so modern and now sound so retro. Words like ‘Dyna Flow’ and ‘Electrolux’ and ‘Frigidaire’. Introducing the 1963 Admiral TV, now with ‘SpectraVision’

Food for thought.

Was there a telethon that wiped out lumbago? Nobody complains of that anymore. Maybe that’s what Castor oil cured, because I never hear mothers threatening kids with Castor Oil anymore.

Some words aren’t gone, but are definitely on the endangered list.
The one that grieves me most is ‘supper.’Now everybody says ‘dinner.’ Save a great word.

Invite someone to supper. Discuss fender skirts.

Cartoon Characters

Remember the old movies on Grandmas little Super Eight projector? The Keystone Kops???

Well fast forward to the age of mp3 and wma file extensions and check these apparent bunch of bumbling idiots out. It is so astonishing that you can’t make this stuff up….

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation.

A Grand Jury had been empanelled.

Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”.

Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared.

Hmmm, now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out.

Guess who took over this investigation in 2002?

Bet you can’t guess.

None other than James Comey.

Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?

Guess who was transferred in to the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS?

Your friend and mine,Lois “Be on The Look Out” (BOLO) Lerner.

Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?

It gets better, well not really, but this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right?

Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005?

None other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein.

Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?

Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this timeframe???

I know, it’s a miracle, just a coincidence, just an anomaly in statistics and chances, Robert Mueller.

What do all four casting characters have in common?

They all were briefed and/or were front line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation.

Now that’s just a coincidence, right?

Ok, lets chalk the last one up to mere chance.

Let’s fast forward to 2009.

James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin.

Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, on her own personal email server by the way.

The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of the Hillary.

Like all good public servants do, you know looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians.

Now you would think that this is a fairly straight up deal, except it wasn’t, the People got absolutely nothing out of it.

However, prior to the sales approval, no other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid 500K for a one hour speech then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours. Most likely just discussing babies and bimbos I would guess ?

Ok, no big deal right?

Well, not so fast, the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme.

Guess who was the FBI Director during this timeframe?

Yep, Robert Mueller.

He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.

Guess who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland.

None other than, Rod Rosenstein.

Guess what happened to the informant?

The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it.

How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?

Guess what happened soon after the sale was approved?

$145 million dollars in “donations” made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal.

Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division?

None other than, Lois Lerner.

Ok, that’s all just another series of coincidences, nothing to see here, right?

Let’s fast forward to 2015.

Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 “investigations” the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that the Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server.

He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her “Public Service” as Secretary of State which was required by law.

He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email.

Sparing you the State Departments cover up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this…… they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary.

Now this is amazing, guess who became FBI Director in 2013?

Guess who secured 17 no bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer.

None other than James Comey.

Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh?

Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the “Clinton Email Investigation” after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner “Matter” at the Internal Revenue Service and exonerates her.

Nope. Couldn’t find any crimes there.

Can you guess what happened next?

In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy.

They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury.

Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true “Gangsta” Homey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 8th of 2016, and exonerates the Hillary from any wrongdoing.

Can you see the pattern?

It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General, Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues.

FISA Abuse, political espionage….. pick a crime, any crime, chances are…… this group and a few others did it.

All the same players.

All compromised and conflicted.

All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves.

All connected in one way or another to the Clinton’s.

They are like battery acid, they corrode and corrupt everything they touch.

How many lives have these two destroyed?

As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Let us not forget that Comey’s brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.

Momma Dont Take My Smith&Wesson

The noise and outrageous inaccuracies continue to permeate the airwaves, live streams, web pages and social media platforms. The message?? “We must save the childrens lives!!”

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What a bunch of liberal progressive “useful idiots” have found is a magnanimous gift to help fuel the fires promoting the agenda to destroy one of our most precious rights as Americans. They will continue to pull down every virtuous aspect of our nation in order to appease the NWO gods that use them to their own end. And I mean that in two ways…. the one world globalists will use the “useful idiots” to destroy themselves (the liberal progressives), for when the NWO bunch are finished with the idiots they will readily discard them as any other. History, properly read, bears this out.

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In all the historical timelines, the instigators of Marxist regime takeovers use the “idiots” to push for the improvement of society and as soon as they attain power they proceed to eliminate those that facilitated the takeover. After all, if they were capable of “shouting down” the previous government, what’s to prevent them from doing the same once the honeymoon with tyranny is over?

But I digress…. to an end. The first step in a socialist tyrannical conquering of a society is the disarmament of the populace. So let us just look at some history that I dug up..

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A LITTLE GUN HISTORY

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:

During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

SWITZERLAND ISSUES EVERY HOUSEHOLD A GUN!
SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT TRAINS EVERY ADULT THEY ISSUE A RIFLE.
SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

THE MANTRA IS –“NEVER AGAIN”

I SAY YES!! NEVER AGAIN A SOCIETY STRIPPED OF ITS ABILITY TO DEFEND ITSELF FROM EVIL TYRANTS !!

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In 480 BC, the Persian king Xerxes demanded that the Spartans give up their weapons. King Leonidas responded with the phrase ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ (molon labe) which meant”Come and take them.” This led to the Battle of Thermopylae, in which a small group of Greek warriors held off a far superior group of Persians for three days.

Similarly, in 1831, the Mexican army gave a small piece of field artillery to settlers in Gonzales, Texas, to help them fend off Indian attacks. At the onset of the Texas Revolution, the Mexican army asked for the cannon back. In response, the settlers raised a homemade flag with an image of the weapon and the words “Come and Take It” emblazoned across it.

The twin phrases “ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ/molon labe” and “Come and Take It” have become synonymous with the promotion of the Second Amendment and other fundamental liberties. They are antithetical to the idea of unilateral disarmament.

Today, snowflakes across the country walked out of class to protest “gun violence” and demand new confiscatory gun laws. The poorly informed young woman in the photo was part of today’s Tide Pod Walkout. Note the slogan (and date) on her shirt and the protest sign in her hands.

Seriously–this is the most ironic photo I’ve seen in a long time.

Spend it Like You Stole It

 

Congress (the House) just passed a bill for a two year budget.  This bill is a travesty!!   Over 2000 pages and its just like Obamacare, we must pass it to see what’ in it.   Included ate not only irresponsible spending, but severe “backdoor” avenues to destroy our 2nd amendment rights.

If you dont care, then click out right now, but it is adamant that we constitutional patriots scream to the roof that we want this bill vetod.

COPIED FROM TWITTER FEED OF SENATOR RAND

On page 207. 2000+ pages to go! Reading about the ever wasteful $6 billion National Science Foundation.

Remember the $350,000 NSF spent asking if japanese quail are more sexually promiscuous on cocaine?

 

Reading this monstrous bill full of grant programs begun decades ago reminds me of Reagan’s critique: the nearest thing to immortality is a government program.

Page 240 good news for states rights:
no funds will be spent to prevent any state’s medical marijuana initiatives.
Thank you Congr. Rohrbacher

 

Page 281 of “crumni-bus”.
CIA retirement funding. Wouldn’t it be great to amend out the retirement benefits of Trump hater John Brennan and Congressional dissembler James Clapper? https://t.co/rRG6qGKcx6

 

Here are a few more highlights:

o $1m for the Cultural Antiquities Task Force
o $6.25m for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
o $20m for Countering Foreign State Propaganda
o $12m for Countering State Disinformation and Pressure
o $5m for Vietnam Education Foundation Grants
o $2.579m for Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe
o $15m to USAID for promoting international higher education between universities
o $2.696bn for International Disaster Assistance
o $1.371bn for Contributions to International Organizations
o $51m to promote International Family Planning and Reproductive Health
o $7m promoting International Conservation
o $10m for UN Environmental Programs
o $1m for the World Meteorological Organization
o $218m for Promoting Democracy Development in Europe (yep..the birthplace of democracy needs promoting)
o $25m for International Religious Freedom
o $10m for disadvantaged Egyptian Students
o $12m for Scholarships for Lebanon
o $20m for Middle East Partnership Initiative Scholarship Program
o $12m in military funding for Vietnam
o $3.5m in nutrition assistance to Laos
o $15m in Developmental assistance to China
o $10m for Women LEOs in Afghanistan

on page 355. NSA prohibited from targeting US persons with FISA 702 program. sounds good —but — privacy advocates fear that NSA still does back-door targeting of US persons.
Courageous Senator Wyden has asked how many US persons caught up in supposedly foreign data base.

 

Page 357. Sec. 8116 no funds can be used in Iraq in contravention of the War Powers Act sounds good but . . . haven’t we been back in Iraq at war against new foes without any new congressional authorization?

Page 348 of terrible, rotten, no-good budget busting bill, a nugget that I wish we obeyed

sec. 8103: none of the funds may be used in contravention of the War Powers Act

hmm . . . that would mean we shouldn’t be spending $ in undeclared wars in Yemen, Libya, Niger, Somalia, Afghanistan

wonder why the party that talks about the rule of law, doesn’t obey the rule of law?

and I’m STILL reading. This bill is no @bradthor thriller.

Page 365:

Overseas contingency operations. aka military slush fund that circumvents budget caps.

All told, we’ve spent over a trillion dollars in this budget busting category.

Page 376 of terrible, rotten, no-good budget busting bill:

I found it! I found it! Border security, what President Trump wanted!

no . . .wait a minute section says Defense can spend what funds it determines to enhance the border security of Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, and Tunisia

eyes getting tired but really someone should read this beast.

Page 392 sec 9007: no $ shall be spent “for the permanent stationing of US forces in Afghanistan”

Wonder what they meant by permanent? Some might argue that after 16 years we approaching the definition of permanent.

Page 430 of “crumni-bus:” Good news. The government is going to “earn” $350 million by selling oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Bad news is the $ won’t go to reduce the $21 trillion debt. The $ will be instead be spent elsewhere by the Federal government.

Page 447: a little over $30 billion for Dept of Energy

Wonder if anyone would notice if we had no Dept of Energy

Put oversight of nuclear waste in DOD and let supply & demand be our Energy policy

Page 485: No $ used by the IRS to target citizens for exercising 1st amendment rights.

Do you think Lois Lerner knew about this part of the law before she targeted Tea Party groups? https://t.co/t41kZ63oD8

page 550:

$9 billion for Govt Services Admin that oversees federal properties

Fed government spends $1.7 billion a year to maintain 770,000 empty buildings while continuing to buy new properties.
General Services Administration database of properties for sale is not available to public, Congress or other federal agencies.

Govt Acctbility Office says govt continues to hold more property than it needs.

No matter. . .this year the big spenders still give GSA big $
Page 580:

Post Office gets $58 million but only if it promises not to close down small, underutilized, money-losing post offices.

Page 587:

No $ for the President to request FBI background report on any individual.

If we had amendments, this would be a good place to add no $ for partisan hacks in the Intel community to unmask any American without a judicial warrant.

Page 594 sec 626: No $ to require disclosure of content of an electronic communication.

Good amendment here. It would be to also protect forced disclosure of metadata, ie phone #’s and identities of the phone callers.

I shared 600 pages tonight. I’m done tweeting them for the evening. If they insist on voting, I will vote no because it spends to much and there’s just too little time to read the bill and let everyone know what’s actually in it.

Thanks for sticking with me.

 

Check out the original Senator Rand Paul’s Tweet  and I suggest following his feed  @SenatorRand