Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Democrats invented the judicial filibuster in 2003

In 2003, DEMOCRATS changed the threshold for judicial nominees from the traditional simple majority to a 60 vote standard.  They did this to deny confirmation to George W. Bush nominees.

In 2013, DEMOCRATS abolished the 60 vote standard for lower court judges, not because they thought SCOTUS was so different, but because there weren’t any SCOTUS judges up for confirmation.

During the 2016 campaign, they promised that, if Hillary won the presidency, they’d abolish the filibuster for SCOTUS appointments as well.

This week, Republicans did what Democrats did in 2013 and promised they’d do if Hillary had won.

2017_04 07 Nevertheless he persisted

Sen. John Cornyn’s Excellent Explanation of How Democrats Weaponized Cloture Votes [6:53]

The other thing Democrats are raging about is that the Republican-majority Senate refused to put Judge Merrick Garland — Obama’s nominee for Judge Antonin Scalia’s seat — up for a confirmation vote in 2016.

But once again, they’re playing the victim card on false pretenses.

The 2016 Scalia vacancy was the seventh time that the Senate has held a Supreme Court vacancy open rather than confirm an election-year nominee.

  • In 1960, Democrats passed a resolution against election year SCOTUS appointments.
  • In 1992, then-Senator Joe Biden, while serving as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, made a speech about how the Senate should not confirm SCOTUS appointments during an election year.

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The Passing of an Original

One of the aspects of growing old,I’ve found,is that you can get away with being sarcastic to people and they think you’re kidding.Frank Sinatra discovered Don Rickles while he was doing comedy in night clubs,trying to finance a career as a serious actor.What evolved was a comic,legendary for his sharp-witted barbs at people in the audience.It was all in good fun and no one was offended.He didn’t care about your race,ethnicity or who your daddy was.He made millions doing his act in Las Vegas where patrons all hoped he would pick on them.
He was a regular on the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts.This was during a time when comedy did not have to depend on toilet humor and sexual innuendo.They were just howlingly funny.One of his favorites was Ronald Reagan…before and after he became president.

Don Rickles: Performing for President Reagan Was the ‘Highlight of My Life’
Comedian Don Rickles, who passed away Thursday at age 90, in May of 2014 told David Letterman, on the Late Show, that “the highlight of my life was doing the Ronald Reagan Inaugural.”

As Ronald and Nancy Reagan sat in the front row, he concluded his five-minute set by praising President Reagan: “You’re a great gentleman and a great credit to the country.” The same could be said about Rickles.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Tribute to Don Rickles

Don Rickles – Some of my favorite Don Rickles moments

I can just see Rickles doing his schtick for Saint Peter:
Hiya,Saint;I’ve been dying to get in here,so here I am!
Nice sandals….Payless or Walmart?
Here I am surrounded by Jews.Which one owns the pawn shop?
I didn’t have change coming through the Pearly Gates…I’ll have to owe you.

It’s early…that’s all I can come up with on short notice.

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The Slime Stream Media Goes Full On Hypocrite

In 2013, then-Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went nuclear and the same MSM that is now condemning Republicans cheered about it.

MSNBC’s Chris Hayes hailed it as “an affirmative win for democracy.”

CNN’s Ron Brownstein said, “The idea of requiring a super majority for the president to appoint his nominees just is anachronistic.”

2013_11 22 LA Times on filibuster busting

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Another Obama Scandal Hots Up

On April 4, 2017, Judicial Watch released 695 pages of new documents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that contain admissions by IRS officials that the agency used “inappropriate political labels” to screen the tax-exempt applications of conservative organizations.  

Other records reveal that the IRS was going to require 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations to restrict their alleged political activities in exchange for “expedited consideration” of their tax-exempt applications.

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No wonder the Obama IRS has been hiding these records.  The new smoking-gun documents contain admissions by the Obama IRS that it inappropriately targeted conservative groups … [and] that the abuse continued – as the Obama IRS tried to force conservative applicants to give up their First Amendment rights in order to finally get their applications granted,” said Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President.

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Enjoying a Little Nukie

2017_04 Gorsuch out of mainstream Dems say

From Stilton Jarlsberg:

History was made yesterday when, for the first time since our nation became a nation, Democrats filibustered an exemplary Supreme Court Nominee because – and we’ve got plenty of political scientists and analysts to back us up on this – they’re complete and total assholes.

The only way around this epic act of douchebaggery was for Senate Republicans to invoke the so-called “nuclear option,” which – disappointingly – did not require inviting Democrats to “a picnic and special surprise” in the remotest corner of Nevada while a gleeful Donald Trump punched their coordinates into his suitcase nuclear launch device.

Rather, it involved changing Senate rules to allow a Supreme Court nominee to be confirmed with a simple majority of 51 votes, rather than requiring the 60 votes which has traditionally been the standard. And under this rule, we should see standout nominee Judge Gorsuch confirmed for the Supreme Court sometime today.

We would say that the Democrats are losing their freaking minds over this, only that ship sailed a long time ago.

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They did it!

2017_04 Gorsuch filibuster Dem

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 6, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Senate approved a radical rules change today to allow Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to move to the final stage of being confirmed.

The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 48 to lower the number of votes that Gorsuch needs to be confirmed from 60 to 51. The Senate will likely vote on his confirmation tomorrow night.

The vote was along party lines.

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Obama did nothing

On Tuesday, almost 60 people died in Syria after warplanes dropped bombs filled with chemicals. The number includes women and children. Many suspect President Bashar al-Assad’s regime for the attack.

President Donald Trump condemned the attack, but also ripped into former President Barack Obama for not sticking to his “red line” on Syria:

“Today’s chemical attack in Syria against innocent people including women and children is reprehensible and cannot be ignored by the civilized world,” Mr. Trump said in a statement.

“These heinous actions by the Bashar al-Assad regime are a consequence of the past administration’s weakness and irresolution,” he added. “President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ’red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing.”

President Trump condemns ‘heinous actions’ in Syria [1:33]

Obama red line Syria

BREAKING: Obama threatened to use force, then did nothing.  Trump just bombed them.

April 6, 2017 ~9 pm:  Several news outlets are announcing that the United States has launched a missile strike on the military airfield in Syria where this week’s chemical attack is believed to have originated.

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Another Trump Promise Kept

Christians face court martial

Donald Trump campaigned as a defender of religious liberty.  His nominee for Secretary of the Army is in keeping with that promise.

Obama’s SecArmy was an open homosexual who put LGBQTs over traditional Bible believers and, IMHO, over the good of the Army’s mission.

Trump’s nominee is a Tea Party, pro-life conservative Christian.

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A History Lesson About Democrass Behavior

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If you read nothing else about the Gorsuch confirmation battle, read this.

Democrats single-handedly and unilaterally introduced the concept of judicial filibusters against majority-supported nominees, then proceeded to unilaterally end it, all over the course of about a decade. They started the practice when they were in the minority, then blew it up when they were in the majority.

Republicans are not entirely blameless in these wars, as the GOP has inflamed tensions at various stages along the way, often through various forms of retaliation. But the broad-strokes record is clear:

  • The Democratic Party has been exclusively and repeatedly responsible for the biggest provocations, over the span of decades.
  • They have insisted upon an ever-changing set of standards under which they get their way, whether they are in or out of power.
  • They have sought to impose special restrictions on Republicans, shamelessly changing the rules of the game when the roles are reversed.

Modeling better behavior has not succeeded in shaming them. Targeted retaliation has not chastened them. They have increasingly approached these battles as zero-sum blood feuds, whereas Republicans have naively believed that honoring Senate traditions, with some turnabout sprinkled in, would dissuade their opponents from future provocations.

The Garland episode was an important turning point, when the GOP finally force-fed Democrats a taste of their own medicine; and boy, did they hate it.  And thus, a zero-sum fight, waged lopsidedly by one party for years, was at last fully engaged.

With their enraged base seething with blind fury, Democrats are now on the precipice of one final escalation. Democrats began and endlessly advanced this partisan war, but the time has come for Republicans to end it.

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https://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2017/04/04/unprecedented-make-senate-democrats-pay-for-their-toxic-partisanship-n2308081

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I had the most AWESOME check-up!

Happy Dance

My thyroid levels (T3, T4, TSH) are all in the normal range again!

My red blood count is in the normal range again and my hemoglobin is just a smitch under normal!  My ferritin has dropped into the basement, so I am going to switch to a better brand of iron.  Ferritin is the body’s iron pantry.  I used mine up replacing the blood I lost last summer when I sprung a leak in my innards.  I hope the low ferritin is why my legs have been so very achy.  That’s on the list of symptoms for low ferritin.  If it is, the iron will fix it and my legs will feel better. This will be good for my Happy Dancing!

BEST NEWS OF ALL, my kidney function has IMPROVED!  If my doctor weren’t so laid back, I think he would’ve high fived me!  My creatinine has been stuck around 2.21-2.23 since last summer.  The latest test was 2.0.  !!! 

So NO more nephrologist and no more lab tests or office visits until JULY!!  WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am definitely going to keep on with my Cordyceps!!  It’s not only fixing my kidneys, but also boosting my energy level.  The other day, I took TWO walks.  In the same day!!

I really, REALLY wanted a walk today, but it has been COLD and raining buckets.  Plus, I realized that, after 10 years of never leaving the house, I do not own an umbrella!  So I treated myself to a new one to celebrate my creatinine!!

After consulting with the Queen of Shopping (aka, Mama Buzz), I chose a GustBuster, the brand preferred by the PGA.  My dad will enjoy that.  🙂  It’s vented for wind so it won’t turn inside out.  And it is nice and wide at 48″, with a traditional J-shaped, bamboo handle, a fiberglass shaft, and a warranty. Really top shelf.  Also, it’s PINK, so maybe Dearest will keep his mitts off it LOL.  Granted, it was pricey … but CREATININE!

My apologies for all the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!  It’s hard for me to be CALM RIGHT NOW!!!!!!

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