Trump vs Tammany Hall

img_8731-3  Boss Tweed

What’s happening in Washington is more than just sour grapes on the part of the Democrats who lost the presidential election. Its more than a left leaning main stream media with an agenda to get President Trump impeached. It’s a desperate attempt by the Washington Establishment to hold on to what they believe is theirs.

I’m not suggesting that there’s a single person behind a curtain pulling the strings that controls the country, but I do believe that there are groups of people who are controlling events in such a way to benefit themselves and their constituencies. Their motives are selfish with little to no concern for the tax payers.

This is like the way Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall ran New York in the 19th century.

According to Tweed biographer Kenneth D. Ackerman:

It’s hard not to admire the skill behind Tweed’s system … The Tweed ring at its height was an engineering marvel, strong and solid, strategically deployed to control key power points: the courts, the legislature, the treasury and the ballot box. Its frauds had a grandeur of scale and an elegance of structure: money-laundering, profit sharing and organization.

Some of the anger and the hatred directed at President Trump I believe is fueled by the forces that want to retain control over the gravy train that they benefit from.

President Trump was elected by tax payers who felt they are expected to fund the avarice of the powers that be. Elected officials at the federal state and local levels spend tax dollars to achieve their own agenda not to care for the public good. President Trump is not one of them and he refuses to participate.

Boss Tweed 2

Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall were eventually shut down and sent to jail, partly through the efforts of cartoonist Thomas Nast. This cartoon shows part of what we’re seeing today. A loosely associated ring of liars, thieves and cheats distorting reality to work the system to line their own pockets.

Tammany Hall was organized and had a single leader. I don’t think that’s what’s happening now, but it’s possible. I think it’s more likely that the system as it is benefits those in position to reap the benefits as they currently do. President Trump changes the game in a way that they can’t control and they see the potential for their loss of control and loss of serious income.

Some of the outrage and hatred is genuine and some is generated to fuel the fire.

There is too much hatred and emotion directed toward President Trump to be coming from those outraged at losing a rigged election. There must be more in play than just that.

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The Comey Firing

The Comey Firing


Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert writes a great blog. This article from his blog offers an excellent opinion about the firing of Comey. It includes an interesting opinion of how Comey handled the Clinton case before the election. I highly recommend reading his blog.


My opinion of Comey’s handling of the Clinton email issue remains the same. I believe he sacrificed his career and reputation to avoid taking from the American voters their option of having the leader of their choice. If Comey had pushed for Clinton’s indictment, the country would have ended up with a President Trump without a “fair” election. That was the worst-case scenario for the country and the world. Comey prevented that disaster while still making it clear to the American public that Clinton was not guilt-free with her email server. He let the voters decide how much weight to assign all of that. In my opinion, Comey handled the Clinton email situation like a patriot. The media is spinning the situation as “making it all about himself.” That’s true in the same sense that a Medal of Honor winner who jumped on a grenade to save his buddies is “making it all about himself.” I don’t disagree with the characterization that Comey was trying to be the “hero” because that’s how it looks to me too. 

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Earth Day

Earth Day

As we celebrate Earth Day keep in mind how accurate the scientists have been with their predictions of doom and gloom. Yes we do pollute our air and water, yes we can improve our behavior and clean up our habits to improve the quality of our environment.

We are not behaving so poorly that the world as we know it is going to stop in the foreseeable future. The sky is not falling and the world wont end soon.

This article by Daniel Payne reinforces my point.


This Earth Day, Remember How Often Environmental Alarmists Are Wrong

Now you can ignore the hysteria and simply live your life without worrying about Tampa.

April 22, 2017 By Daniel Payne

Today is the 47th annual Earth Day. On this day, it is worth reflecting on how completely, totally wrong environmental alarmists often are. Few things tell us more about the environmental movement—where it’s been and, more importantly, where it is now—than its dismal track record in the predictive department.

Case in point: Paul Ehrlich, who is as close to a rock star as you’re apt to find among environmentalists. Ehrlich is most famous for his 1968 book “The Population Bomb,” in which he famously predicted that, during the 1970s and 1980s, humanity would suffer mass famine and starvation due to overpopulation. “At this late date,” Ehrlich wrote, “nothing can prevent a substantial increase in the world death rate.”

Spoiler alert: Ehrlich was wrong—so wrong, in fact, that not only did his doomsday predictions fail to materialize, but the exact opposite happened. Readers who were alive during the 1970s and 80s will recall that there was plenty to eat, there was no mass die-off, everything worked out fine, and humanity’s lot continued to improve as it had throughout the rest of the 20th century.





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Trump’s Budget Asks the Right Questions for Conservatives

Trump’s Budget Asks the Right Questions for Conservatives

By Megan McArdle


This is why Trump was elected he’s not political he’s practical. He’s trying to make the states do what belongs to the states and the Federal Government do what the federal government should do.

He’ also trying to stop spending money on programs that have not been working. He refuses to throw away tax dollars to satisfy interest groups.

This is a new approach let’s watch and see what happens.

“Trump wants to spend more money on transportation, homeland security, and the military, so he has to cut other stuff. The result has been called antediluvian in many quarters, but you don’t need to go back quite that far in history. In fact, with this budget, Trump is not even seeking a return to the (lightly fictionalized) laissez-faire ideology of the nineteenth century, or the version often attributed to modern libertarians. What he is doing is reframing the focus of government: away from people abroad and towards people at home, largely away from blue-state concerns and towards red-state ones. And he is trimming back, though far from eliminating, the post-1960s attempt, sadly as-yet-unsuccessful, to micromanage poverty out of existence.”



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Trump’s GOP: The end of ‘checklist conservatism’
Trump has been successful and popular because we are all tired of being used and abuse by the two extremes. We all look to Trump to make America what it used to be, hard working men and women making a living with little interference from the government.

Government is here to serve us we are not here to serve the government. That’s what he will do for us!
He’s not in any way a bigot, and the only blinkered folks who would think he is are people who can understand the world only through the prism of race and gender, and who moreover are eager to smear their opponents.

Here’s what Trump isn’t: a right-wing ideologue, a member of the Republican Party of Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz, of checklist conservatism and of the idea that 47 percent of Americans are “takers.” That party died in 2012, a victim in part of its own heartlessness. It took with it the right-wing intellectuals who, after all, aren’t so very intelligent and the right-wing thinkers who aren’t well-read either; and who so closely resemble the left in their contempt for Trump’s supporters.

What unites those at the extremes of our politics is a belief in the rottenness of ordinary Americans.


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Children facing Life

Today’s students are devastated that Trump won. They need therapy dogs and play doh. 

Life is going to be real tough for these children. As they move through life they will find disappointments more devastating than an election. 

Generations before them we were faced with serious events that had to be faced and dealt with. We went to war, we rebuilt after disasters natural and man made, we faced fraught and famine. We dealt with life as it came our way!

Were these children raised to be overwhelmed by an election that didn’t go their way? 

Buck up kids! Life gets tough and you must face it and deal with it!

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Trump wins the popular vote!!!!

The analysis is showing that about 3 Million illegal aliens voted. Illegal aliens aren’t eligible voters so their votes don’t count!

That will reduce Hillary’s votes by almost 3 Million votes. Trump won the popular as well as the electoral votes!

Report: Three Million Votes in Presidential Election Cast by Illegal Aliens

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