It was more than 20 years ago when I started a hobby collecting the toy cap pistols which were such a large part of my youth, when western shows were on television every day, and many happy hours were spent pretending to be Roy Rogers, Wyatt Earp, or the Rifleman. They were all good guys who ended up vanquishing evil by the end of the show.
I was first bitten by the collecting bug when I saw a toy from my past on a dealers table at a flea market. We both had good jobs then and enjoyed going to antique malls, flea markets, and especially auctions. Any auction with collectibles drew a lot of people looking to make a living selling on eBay, when it was in its infancy. You could get some good deals if you knew what anything was worth, but you needed experience or some kind of price guide. You needed to start with a warehouse full of merchandise and sell at least 75-100 items a week, shipping things out, while trying to maintain inventory and still make enough to live on.
Nowadays it is nearly impossible to get any kind of bargain at auction. Everybody now carries a smart phone. You no longer need any knowledge at all. See an item, look it up and get an idea of exactly what it’s worth. Fortunately, by the time these electronic gizmos took over the lives of most people in the free world I had retired and sold off nearly everything I had. There is no longer much need for education with a world of information at your fingertips.
This is a potentially dangerous situation, given the possibility our world could be turned to chaos after a serious cyber attack. Now comes the point of this mindless rambling:
Pelosi Reads False Account of Those Who Signed the Declaration of Independence During Press Conference
YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT AS LONG AS YOU HAVE A PHONE. IT ALSO HELPS IF YOU’RE NOT A BESOTTED OLD CRONE LIKE NANCY PELOSI.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) was attempting to give a history lesson on the 56 men who signed the U.S. Declaration of Independence on Tuesday, but ended up reading a piece that had previously been proven to contain several inaccuracies.
The discredited piece, titled “The Price They Paid,” was a popular essay circulating around the internet on Independence Day. The article outlines the fates of those who signed the Declaration of Independence, but according to the fact checkers at Snopes, “many of its details are inaccurate.”
RUSH’S GRANDFATHER WROTE ABOUT THIS SUBJECT MANY YEARS AGO AND HE OFTEN READS IT ON AIR. EXCEPT HE DIDN’T NEED A PHONE TO REMEMBER IT.
SPEAKING OF RUSH…
Rush on health-care implosion: The Senate is now being run by three female leftists
I MENTIONED THE “MAINE PAIN” YESTERDAY
(my original thought for this month)
He doesn’t mean Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Kirsten Gillibrand. He’s talking about Collins, Murkowski, and Capito, the Republican trio that sank clean repeal this morning. Supposedly the RINOs have mutinied and seized control of the ship of state. You can blame Collins et al. for being first out of the gate in trampling repeal but you’re kidding yourself if you think they’re the only three members of the caucus who oppose it.
I understand the disgust with Murkowski and Capito for having voted for clean repeal in 2015, when they knew it would be vetoed by Obama, only to turn around now and refuse to vote for it when it actually matters. (Collins has opposed repeal all along.) That’s seven years of GOP posturing on ObamaCare in a nutshell: Lots of big talk about undoing Obama’s legacy and then no guts when an opportunity to do it actually arises. They’re shameless panderers. But, if they honestly believe that repeal now without a replacement would destabilize the already fragile ObamaCare exchanges, it’d be foolish to cast a destructive vote purely for the sake of consistency.
Trump: ‘I’m Not Going to Own’ ObamaCare Collapse
TRUMP HAS NEVER TAKEN ANY KIND OF POSITION ON HEALTHCARE; HAVE YOU NOTICED THAT?
HE’LL SIGN ANYTHING CONGRESS SENDS HIM. HE HAS SO FAR. THEY JUST CAN’T STOP THEIR BICKERING LONG ENOUGH TO GET ANYTHING DONE. SCHUMER HAS OFFERED DEMOCRAT HELP TO GET SOMETHING PASSED, AS LONG AS OBAMACARE STAYS IN PLACE.
President Trump said Tuesday that Republicans should allow Obamacare to collapse and wait for Democrats to seek the GOP’s help fixing it now that the Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act has failed.
“And I think we’re probably in that position where we’ll let Obamacare fail. We’re not going to own it. I’m not going to own it,” Trump said. “I can tell you the Republicans are not going to own it. We’ll let Obamacare fail and then the Democrats are going to come to us.”
Death Of Senate GOP Health Care Bill Is Giving Conservatives A Good Reason To Never Vote Republican Again
ONCE A POLITICIAN HAS SERVED A COUPLE TERMS HIS POSITION IS PRETTY MUCH GUARANTEED IN PERPETUITY. BOTH PARTIES HAVE DEPENDED ON THEIR VOTERS’ LOYALTY FOR DECADES. (THEY WOULDN’T DARE NOT VOTE FOR US, WOULD THEY?)
THE PROBLEM FOR THE GOP IS THAT THEIR BASE IS FAR MORE INTELLIGENT, ENGAGED, AND POLITICALLY ACTIVE. THEY’RE PISSING AWAY THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME PURSUING THEIR OWN SELFISH INTERESTS. WE’RE NOT MINDLESS SHEEP WHO ONLY LIVE FOR THE FREE STUFF WE THINK COMES FROM D.C., THE WAY DEMOCRAT MASSES DO. AS DESPISED AS THEY ARE, PEOPLE LIKE RYAN, McCAIN, McCONNELL, GRAHAM, COLLINS, HELLER, ET AL ARE IMMOVABLE, AS THEY HAVE THE PARTY BACKING, TENS OF MILLIONS IN PERSONAL FUNDS AND FAMILIARITY OF THEIR DISTRICT OR STATE. THERE IS NO BETTER EXAMPLE THAN STUART SMALLEY (AKA AL FRANKEN) WHO LITERALLY STOLE HIS SENATE SEAT IN MINNESOTA AND MANAGED TO GET HIS SORRY ASS RE-ELECTED.
After nearly a decade of campaigning to repeal Obamacare, the GOP is still dragging its feet and fighting factions within the party in the effort to try and get something to President Trump’s desk.Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, conceded Monday night that “the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.” But he said he would move to pass a measure to repeal the Affordable Care Act now, then work on a replacement over the next two years. That has almost no chance to pass, either, since it could leave millions without insurance and leave insurance markets in turmoil.
Some Republicans Want Rule Changed To Stop Dem Obstruction
WHEN IT COMES TO BEING SLIPPERY AND SLIMY, THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE PROFESSIONALS. IT’S WHAT DEFINES THEM.
Some Republicans hinted Monday they are ready to strike back at Democrats for “abusing” a Senate procedure to slow down President Trump’s nominees.
Although all presidential appointments now only require a simple majority vote (known as a cloture vote) to move forward from debate for a final up or down vote, the minority can still demand 30 hours of non-continuous floor debate before the procedure.
During Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation earlier this year, Republicans changed the cloture rule to include SCOTUS picks to require only a simple majority vote.
However, the 30-hour debate rule remained, and Democrats have used the procedure to drag out Trump appointments over long periods of time — to the frustration of Republicans.
What do DEMO, the letter C and RATS have in common?
OUR GIRLS, KEEPIN’ IT REAL
My apologies if I’ve seemed long-winded and irritable the last couple days. Things came to a head and emotional release was the only remedy for my deep blue funk. We’re traveling to DeKalb tonight to watch Miss Olivia pitch in a tournament game. I really need to spend some family time with my little girls.