2020 Campaign, Corruption & Graft, Culture Wars ← Previous post Next post → Comments Too Tall Sep 27 2019 at 12:11 am Close to blasphemy, but oh so true. Of course there are only 252 nominal Republicans in Congress. The remainder have publicly identified as traitors to this nation. JTC Sep 27 2019 at 12:26 am Right now it’s the ones in the WH that are betraying him and us. WayneM Sep 27 2019 at 1:01 am Chris, I’ve always admired your ability to bring current events into the daily toon with your characteristic acerbic wit and artistic flare. Well done, sir!! Halley Sep 27 2019 at 2:13 am So many compromised Republicans… one does wonder who is behind the compromising and what means they use..? Lyle Sep 27 2019 at 11:35 am One cannot identify them as “compromised” without first identifying their goals and purposes. I can just as readily assert that they’re accomplishing exactly what they set out to accomplish, that is, to soak up the votes of conservatives yet further the aims and goals of authoritarians. Don’t knock it. It works! Pamela Sep 27 2019 at 2:34 am Pretty sad commentary when you can’t tell which souls are still pure and intact and which souls have been sold.. Some on multiple occasions to more than one person or group. JTC Sep 27 2019 at 11:59 am I wasn’t sure about this in 2016; I just knew that the alternative to DJT would be the end of any chance for the Republic to be rebuilt and figured someone who had built so much for so long deserved a chance, even if that chance could mean building for himself as much as for us. But I came to believe in the purity of heart and soul that you reference in Donald Trump…there is no other explanation for the personal sacrifice he has made in his effort to keep his promises to us and make America great again. But right now I’m worried, not so much about his soul but his heart. I just cannot imagine what it must be like to wake up every day and face the constant vicious onslaught based on nothing but personal enmity and with no regard for what is right and true. It has to be exhausting for someone young and strong let alone one not so young but so far still stubbornly strong…especially to know that it will never end until he is dead or gone, regardless of the 2020 outcome. An odd little example was yesterday, when in response to what was intended as a bit of encouragement from daughter Ivanka in a simple tweet “Thank you, Mr. President!” and a picture of her father with a raised fist. DT answered “So cute! Her father is under siege, for no reason, since his first day in office!” I don’t know why that struck me as so poignant, I guess that I felt and identified with the connection of their love for each other. But it just seemed to me for the first time, that I sensed an almost resigned tiredness and disappointment in his response. I understand and empathize. The evil that has taken the guise of hatred and obstruction and destruction of everything Trump and by extension everything Deplorable and everything American is having that same effect on me. So tired of it, and my hopes for the future for my children are wavering because of it. Halley Sep 27 2019 at 12:57 pm I identify with your trajectory, JTC. I am, though, supremely optimistic about our Man of Destiny, who chose his moment to enter the fray with impeccable timing. I suspect if there is anything causing internal distress to the man driving the MAGA steamroller, it is, rather, the visceral jolt that the Left (Dimmy/Enemedia) wants him dead, and, let’s not mince words, have certainly been arranging for his assassination. I’d get weary from that, yes. Spin Drift Sep 27 2019 at 8:05 pm I used to pray Wisdom, Hubris and Understanding for Obama so he wouldn’t damage the country. I pray for PDJT’s health and resolve to weather the Storm that is coming. Spin Hold Fast interventor Sep 27 2019 at 9:15 pm Look back in history, Biblical and other, Men, of questionable character were raised up to do His will. It’s not always the most moral man, many times its the best man for the chores ahead. Precision270 Sep 27 2019 at 7:36 am Another case of where the 470 make the other 30 look bad. Damn lack of spine and desiring of access to the easy pass to the gravy train. Bill G Sep 27 2019 at 8:33 am His largest problems now are with all the invisible ones in the bureaucracy. The scum who want the continuous growth of government power over the ones they deem to be peasants to be controlled. Gus Bailey Sep 27 2019 at 8:34 am I like the very Trumpian “500 Republicans in congress…”. Excellent exaggeration. nonncom Sep 27 2019 at 8:45 am I always equated the house and senate to professional wrestling….in the daylight they act like mortal enemies, cussing and hating on each other…..then they go out at night, eat in the same restaurants together, drink in the same bars, laughing and joking about the suckers in the country who enrich them to no end, thinking they actually represent the people’s interests….nothing could be further from the truth….still, it’s better than living in Venezuela…. GWB Sep 27 2019 at 9:10 am That’s not actually a bad thing. At least not when the parties still align as the representatives of their constituencies, and are drawn from all walks of life in their hometowns. It’s when they decide to become a ruling class, defined by their higher education bona fides, their lack of respect for the Founders and the Constitution, and their belief that the people need gov’t to ~run~ things, that their amity becomes a problem. We, the people, let this happen. And, We, the people, need to correct it. Halley Sep 27 2019 at 10:22 am Freedom of assembly and all.. but for the life of me, a party that views the Constitution as a roadblock and the Communist Manifesto as a goal? Should such a subversive party even be allowed to compete for votes outside of Cuba? When the GOP started acquiescing to New Deal socialism back in the 30s, Pandora’s box of Marxist “good intentions” was opened and they still refuse to shut it. Pamela Sep 27 2019 at 12:46 pm But how many are shoving Taxpayer Dollars down G-strings… Too Tall Sep 27 2019 at 6:32 pm Benjamins (Franklin – $100 bills) at a time. It’s the only way then can get any attention. Spin Drift Sep 27 2019 at 9:41 am Name me the last piece of legislation that actually helped the common man? By this I mean didn’t interfere with his ability to feed his family, have sovereign rights over his personal dominion, expression of free will and capability to add value to society. Every piece of law enacted in this century has been to curb the rights and free expression of the common men who in the pursuit of their own selfish interests make this country the shining city on the hill. Spin Can we replace the totality of Congress with the first 545 names in the Des Moines, Iowa phone book. JTC Sep 27 2019 at 11:24 am That is easily explained Spin…”legislation” aka laws and regulations, are by definition restrictions not lubricants or enablers. Early on in DT’s presidency he passed an EO that required two regulations be scrapped for every new one introduced, not sure what happened with that but it sure does seem as if the entire lot of P’s of S that you reference have as their entire raison d’ etre to do exactly the opposite… “There oughta be a law!” No. No there oughtn’t. Henry Sep 27 2019 at 1:14 pm That works as long as you don’t mind congressional seats being occupied by auto repair shops, taxi companies, and insurance firms. 🙂 JTC Sep 27 2019 at 2:40 pm White pages bro… 😉 Drew458 Sep 27 2019 at 10:43 am Spin, we could replace the entire federal government this way. Take a list of every unemployed person with a college degree, no criminal record, a clean drug test, and at least 8 years experience in the real world and just throw darts at it. Give those people the jobs. I’d make a big caveat that no federal job is a career other than military or post office, no unions anywhere. You get selected, you do the job for 5 years, and you’re out. Done. No more unelected gov work for you, and you can not be a lobbyist for the next 10 years. Term limits for all elected officials, from Junior Assistant underwater dog polisher to SCOTUS. Whatever the time in grade for the job is, that’s it. And then you can’t run for anything anywhere ever again. Thanks for your service, DLTDHYOTWO. JTC Sep 27 2019 at 11:10 am All good Drew458 except that not only would I eliminate that degree qualifier, I might actually make it a disqualifier. Of course many of our best, most productive, and least corrupt citizens are unencumbered by the communism, atheism, amorality and anti-Americanism that is being taught (inculcated) in academia, but as I’ve said many times some of the most incredibly ignorant individuals I have ever interacted with were some of the most “educated”. Doggo Sep 27 2019 at 11:26 am I would second JTC’s comment. Practically everyone who majors in “pick-a-grievance-group” Studies will be unemployed until they find real work that they’re overqualified for (Hello, Starbucks). We do not want that employment to involve running the country, or even heavy machinery. interventor Sep 27 2019 at 4:00 pm Here there must be exceptions. Air traffic controllers take years to train. NASA scientists are another. The civilians who are familiar with armaments and munitions, another. When the military was downsized, many civilians retired. It cost millions to relearn the expertise they took with them. Lyle Sep 27 2019 at 12:04 pm Meh. Trump isn’t that important, nor all that different from the other whores and snakes in politics. Of course he must be a focus of controversy, for the Dialectic Method cannot function otherwise. It is the illusion of difference which must be maintained, and in that role, Trump, along with Democrats pretending to be increasingly apoplectic, is doing a fine job. Which “side” is the “good cop” and which is the “bad cop” is a matter of personal choice, but in the end it won’t have mattered; the two “sides” are cooperating in taking you to the same place. You’re watching what is essentially a Championship Wrestling match. The more outrageous it becomes, the more interested you become, thus the more you pay attention, and thus the more the league and the networks profit (and the more of your own time has been wasted in a silly and yet pathological fantasy). That’s Babylon, in essence. A recurring message in the Bible is; “Come out of Babylon! Come out of her, my people!” and “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen!” and “Come out of Egypt” and “Come out and be separate” and thus live. Politicians, and political parties have nothing to do with any of this. They’re dead already. Rather it’s a personal, individual choice; are we going to participate in the corruption and be lost in the spectacle, or repent and follow Christ and the Perfect Law of Liberty? JTC Sep 27 2019 at 1:24 pm There is no arguing the truth of the One True History Book, but nowhere therein does it preach defeatism, or imply that all participants are equally corrupted; to say the contemporary parallel is hopeless is to deny its Message of hope and Faith. No difference in the partipants in the current process? Certainly not true of us here including you as evidenced by your advice to be guided by the Word, and not (entirely) true of those we have hired and put some degree of faith in here and now. Kafiroon Sep 27 2019 at 2:49 pm Meh nothing. I have a great aversion to those telling me what to think and demands that I do their version of what they want. Even now look at the circus clowns pushing to be president and it is obvious that party wants me dead or a slave. Horse pucky on them and their sycophants. Drew458 Sep 27 2019 at 12:09 pm I guess you guys have a point. I was thinking more along the lines of STEM, accounting, business degrees. “Real” college. If that even exists any more. No reason a non-degreed person couldn’t do most of the work. A lot of people who do hands-on jobs have a much more practical and realistic view of the world, which could be helpful. I would like there to be some of test to rule out the imbeciles though. Perhaps that should be part of the getting on the ballot process, because I sure have seen some major idiots get elected. Brent Dotson Sep 27 2019 at 2:52 pm Let’s make it simpler. Ban all lawyers from holding any type of legislative office. Having somebody whose training is getting around all laws simply based on whose paying him/her should not be in the business of writing those laws. Huge conflict of interest. Laws written by lawyers are needlessly complicated because that way they mean anything they want it to mean. interventor Sep 27 2019 at 4:09 pm Ban lobbying for life for those who served more than 4 or 5 years in government. Kafiroon Sep 27 2019 at 3:00 pm Your idea has merit. Unfortunately in this world that discualifies it immediately. For some reason, anything that is simple and works very well is not allowed to even be considered. I once fought for almost three years to make a simple machining change. It doubled hourly production with no other changes. Then they demanded to know why it was not done sooner. kadaka Sep 27 2019 at 3:43 pm Remember there’s a national moral panic going on over vaping due to about 11 deaths that are increasingly being tied to illicit THC-containing products, resulting in executive order bans over public health concerns of whole classes of vaping consumer products that are as valid as likewise banning black and red AR’s and AK’s. Transgender Puberty Blocking Drug Linked To Thousands Of Deaths, FDA Data Reveals “Between 2012 and June 30 of this year, the FDA documented over 40,764 adverse reactions suffered by patients who took Leuprolide Acetate (Lupron), which is used as a hormone blocker. More than 25,500 reactions logged from 2014-2019 were considered ‘serious,’ including 6,370 deaths,” The Christian Post reported on Thursday. Pamela Sep 27 2019 at 4:43 pm And then there is this https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/worlds-fastest-growing-church-women-documentary-film NotYetInACamp Sep 27 2019 at 11:42 pm I support our President. He has been under fire ever since the Democrats and their ilk had their psychotic episodes when they realized they had lost an unlosable race. As I have said before, we are under asymmetric warfare attack by asymmetric armies and forces. Here is a 1999 book by two in the Chinese military. https://www.c4i.org/unrestricted.pdf Some applies. Some does not. The controlling Democrats are currently against the continuance of the USA, as Obama so aptly said when he said that they would fundamentally change it. The Judas’s are also at war against the USA. I have been quiet recently. There is much to think about. 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