Category Archives: Politics

Public health alert, again

Wouldn’t it be nice to see the water quality of Bayou Texar be safe to go into again? Right now, it is not. Page through the last year of Health Department inspections and see how often this occurs for Bayou Texar.

Unless you’ve been paying attention, you will be surprised to learn that the regular and chronic closing of Bayou Texar due to fecal contamination has been an issue in Pensacola for over 30 years. And it isn’t getting any better. Not surprising since the City/County/State government has done nothing to remedy the situation. 

Now, Bayou Texar is ranked the worst in the State of Florida.

Top six Florida sample sites by the number of potentially unsafe days:

  • Bayou Texar: 24 (Escambia County)
  • Sanders Beach: 23 (Escambia County)
  • Crandon Park on Key Biscayne: 17 (Miami-Dade County)
  • Bird Key Park: 17 (Sarasota County)
  • Venice Fishing Pier: 15 (Sarasota County)
  • Bayou Chico: 14 (Escambia County)

The report also revealed, “a sampling site at Bayou Texar in Escambia County was potentially unsafe for 24 days, more than any other site in the state.”

Bayou Texar water quality and what’s being done about it has been on The Lunch Counter’s radar since 2007. A link to all of the articles is HERE.  Sadly, it seems the reason I posed for the lack of action in 2007 remains the same. There is no political will to follow through to clean it up. And there are no deep pockets to sue.

Links: Florida Healthy Beaches Program | Have you been swimming in fecal matter at Alabama and Florida beaches?  | Lawsuit Perfect Storm Set In Pensacola

Dems Immigration plan

Now that D’s and the media, for the most part, recognize that the Southern border is out of control, they all still resist any attempt of the Trump administration to fix it.

They scoff at President Trump’s invites to Democrats to meet and fix it. Meanwhile, record number of illegals make their way here to get on the gravy train. The incentives that the current immigration laws provide them.

Some R’s accuse the Democrats as not having a plan to deal with the crisis on the border. It should be obvious by now that they actually do have a plan. Democrats’ plan is to do nothing. They’re seeing undocumented democrats. The rest of America and Americans be damned.

Great week for trump

  • Economy humming
  • ISIS wiped out in Syria
  • Recognition of Israel’s territory and sovereignty
  • Mueller investigation confirms that Trump beat Hillary Clinton fair and square

He summed it up precisely. It was “an illegal takedown that failed.”

Now maybe the DOJ will, for the first time, take an objective look into how it all began? An equal system of justice demands nothing less.

Link: Trump on Mueller Probe: “This Was An Illegal Takedown That Failed”

Budget deal Message

This budget deal is Democrats’ way of saying “FU Trump. We Heart Open Borders. Here’s what you have to work with. Have a nice day!”

As small as it is, it comes with a qualifications.  For instance, no increase in the number of Border Patrol Agents.

As for the “barrier,” the legislation limits designs to only those that were in use two years ago, before Trump’s election. No Trump innovation, no new wall construction or design is permitted.

The legislation does not pay for the increase in beds the administration requested for detention facilities. Left up to what the House appropriated, they intend to continue the catch and release of illegal aliens, including those with criminal records. 

Let them sleep on the floor then. The ‘plus’ from that would be that it would be a negative incentive for others to come and crash the border. Which is currently estimated to be 60,000 per month. And, that they will not be released to prey on Americans and American Cities because Democrats won’t spring for a bed.

The House of Representatives is not responsible for the National Security. The Executive Branch is. That’s why President Trump has declared a National State of Emergency, to give him the means to fulfill his responsibility of keeping us safe.

Oddly, Nancy Pelosi and her Party are crying that Trump has overstepped his bounds by going around Congress. In reality, it is Congress that failed to provide funding necessary for national security, something they are not responsible for. By virtue of their actions, NOT funding national security as requested by the DHS, Border Patrol, and the President, Congress is the one interfering with business of the Executive Branch. Not the other way around.

Warren’s Dukakis Moment

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, trying to sell herself as your average beer-swigging multimillionaire former Harvard Law prof who’s a champion of the middle class, pops a bottle of beer. Pulled that cap off with her bare hands. The name Michael Dukakis comes to mind.

Wanting to appeal to the middle class, she pops a beer. Stereotype much? Hillary’s hot sauce. John Kerry tried to relate with ‘get me a hunting license’ line, in full camo. Odd how Democrats always pretend to be something they’re not.

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Dukakis’ moment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link: Elizabeth Warren racks up another Dukakis moment

Democrats And The Wall

Democrats say that a border wall won’t work, and is a waste of taxpayer money. They can’t know that because we’ve never had one. $5 billion the President is asking for is too much money? Yet they have no problem paying $113 billion A YEAR, and growing, to support illegal aliens already here.

And that doesn’t count the social cost of murders, robberies, kidnapping, human trafficking, and drugs they bring with them. 

No, their priority is not public safety or fiscal responsibility. Their priority two-fold. Resisting whatever Trump wants to do, and political power to the exclusion of about half the country.

“American Democracy”

Robert Reich, Sec. of Labor under Bill Clinton, is a gem. Says that Trump has ravaged “American democracy,” whatever that is. With the economy and labor market doing as well as it is, you’d have to look far and wide to see what it is that the Trump administration has ravaged.

In his world, the “ravaging” was on the Liberal agenda of his and his Party. Exactly what President Trump was elected to do. Trump branded it as Make America Great Again.

See, “American democracy” to Reich, is what the Left refer to as the way they want America to be, not constrained by the Constitution. To Reich and his fellow travelers, they want you to believe that their way is the right way, and, are entitled to keep it that way. Conservatism? Republicans? They’re an aberration. And otherwise, just evil.

I took the time to read the article that was in his Tweet, hoping to find what the ravaging of American democracy comment was about. Of course, nothing there. That’s just Bob suffering from TDS.

 

Dems Playing With A Losing Hand

So what are Democrats running on this election season? It isn’t “For the People.” Remember that? It’s Medicare For All. In other words, full blown socialized medicine at the expense of the economy, senior citizens, and everyone else.

That they chose a proven loser of an issue to run on, aside from Trump is the Devil, shows that their party is lost to the lunatic Left. Deaf and blind to the economy, employment, unemployment, your kids’ education, your safety, and our nation’s sovereignty.

The consequences of (God forbid) a Democrat majority in DC, will not only halt, but reverse the progress made since the Obama administration expired.  And, will turn the country into something resembling Venezuela. 

Curious how Democrats can, with a straight face, campaign on killing the economy and, fundamentally change America. “But everybody, including illegal aliens, will have ‘free’ health care. It’s a human right,” don’t you know?

It’s also curious how the same party, dishonest as it is, has not tried to claim credit for any of the progress in the short time President Trump has been in office. That trial balloon was when Obama took credit for the Trump economy. Then burst.

In the spirit of Halloween, Seema Verma, Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) tweeted this. “This year’s scariest Halloween costume goes to…

No excuse for sitting this one out. Too much is at stake. It’s all at stake. Two words, Vote Republican. The Democrats are playing with a losing hand.

Obama White House, Hook’em Up

I had forgotten all about President Obama’s White House giving polygraphs to staffers and spying on the media, to stop staffers from leaking to the media.  And in James Rosen’s case, his parents too.

What reminded me was Obama’s nose-in-the-air diatribe in Illinois the other day, about how President Trump calls out Fake News. See the difference between calling them out, and, using the intelligence apparatus of the country to prosecute the ‘free press?’ But the Carnival Barker would have you believe that Trump calling out ‘Fake News’ as Fake News is abusive of the Office of the President.

In Obama’s case, weaponizing the government to target political opponents is nothing new. Mainstream media just doesn’t cover news harmful to the political Left.

Links: OBAMA, NOT TRUMP, ACTUALLY MADE STAFF TAKE LIE DETECTOR TESTS TO STOP LEAKS  |  Obama Returns, Gives A Speech Reminding Americans Of Why Trump Is President

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Democratic Party depends on a Dependent Class

And it all began with President Lyndon Johnson over the Civil Rights Act of 1964. His focus then was to try to stop the mass exodus of Black Americans moving to the Republican Party.

Showing a little R E S P E C T

The British Army’s Household Division play Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ at Buckingham Palace on the day of the Queen of Soul’s funeral.