Not The Constitution Guy

Michael Bastasch wrote about Bill Nye the Science Guy and how he misquoted the Constitution this past Saturday (and has evidently done that before) with regard to science. Bastasch says this is why they do not call Nye the Constitution Guy.

What did Nye say? At a rally for science on Saturday (a rally where people showed up to protest cuts to the federal budget in some of the science areas like the bogus man made global warming) Nye quoted only part of the Constitution to give the impression that the federal government had some Constitutional duty to provide funds for science. Nye made this claim:

“And it is interesting to note, I think, that Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution refers to the progress of science and the useful arts”.

Which mirrored what he said in a 2015 Vox interview:

“Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution says the government shall ‘promote the progress of science and useful arts’”.

There is one small problem here and that is Nye is not giving the entire phrase from the Constitution. Article 1 Section 8 lists eighteen things Congress is authorized to do and among those is:

“To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”

This power deals with copyrights and patents. It allows for the granting of these things for limited duration (though successive limited grants were not deemed unconstitutional) in order to promote the sciences and the arts. Nowhere in the Constitution does it say the taxpayer (which is where federal money comes from) is supposed to PAY for the sciences or the arts.

Our nation spends a boatload of money on many things not authorized by the Constitution. If we do not get a handle on this then the people marching in the rain in DC for the government not to cut taxpayer funding of the sciences will not have to worry. There won’t be money for anything at all.

Liberals are good at leaving out parts of the Constitution. Like Nye did with the sciences and the arts, liberals always leave out the second part of the Establishment Clause. The part of the First Amendment that states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, is often used by liberals to claim that nowhere in government (or in most of society it seems) is religion allowed and they do this while conveniently leaving out the second part of the clause that reads, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”. They do this because they are infringing on your right to freely exercise YOUR religion. Liberals are good at ignoring the things that do not fit their point of view.

I know that people who live off government or are not responsible have no concept of how things are supposed to work. The reality is these folks want others to pay for things through the forced taking of their money.

It is a crying shame that people are not bright enough to see what is happening. I know there will be screams to tax the rich but the rich pay most of the taxes now. If you took all the money that all the rich people had you could run our government for three months but then you would not get any more money because you took it all. Government (and by that I mean the politicians and the people who suckle at the teat of government) has an insatiable appetite for the money of others. Record amounts of money come in and government spends even more.

Bill Nye is a big government person and by misquoting the Constitution a guy who alleges to teach people in fact misleads them and causes them to be ignorant.

Bastasch is right. There is a reason they do not call Bill Nye the Constitution Guy.

The shame is there are countless politicians and citizens who fit that bill as well.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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The Fat bully On The Playground

All kids know the bully. The bully is the one who makes threats, strikes (or tries to) an imposing figure and intimidates people usually without much physical contact. Anytime bullies fight they usually beat up the smallest wimpiest kid as a message to others.

Bullies usually stop bullying when one of the bullied stand up to them and beat the hell out of them, usually.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is the fat bully on the playground even though he looks like he has never been in a real fight in his life. In fact, he does not look like he can do much of anything but roll around making threats. He is also a tyrant who uses rocket propelled grenades and missiles to murder people he dislikes.

This fat kid got away with a lot over the years. He would do things that involved provoking Obama and when Obama refused to capitulate the fat kid did more.

This little fat bully from North Korea is once again raising a stink and running his mouth in order to bully other nations (particularly the US) into giving him what he wants (though it is anyone’s guess as to what that is). I assume that some of what he wants involves respect but there is no way to respect a little booger eating moron who is not fit to lead party goers in a rendition of “Happy Birthday”.

But Kim rants and raves and makes preposterous claims about how his missile program is great and he will use nuclear weapons to attack America. He has even threatened to attack a US aircraft carrier.

This little bully thinks he is still dealing with Barack Obama, a kid who can be pantsed on the playground with impunity. Kim should watch out because he is dealing with Donald Trump a man who is no stranger to the tactics of bullying and who is quite unpredictable.

If that little fat moron in North Korea attacks in any way (though honestly, his missiles blow up on launch or drop into the sea) then it is highly likely President Trump will retaliate in kind and then that fat kid will find out what the real world has evolved into while he was discovering gunpowder.

I would not be surprised if any attack included a missile landing wherever Kim happens to be. The best thing we can do would be to decapitate the power in North Korea and it would be best to do it by ending Kim and all his top advisors. I imagine the word of his demise would stop his Army from invading the South but if not we can carpet bomb the DMZ until they too are gone.

Bullies are best dealt with by attacking them and fighting them.

We should make sure we end Kim as part of any response to his bullying.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Obama, Your Rice Is Cooked

Susan Rice has been outed as the Obama administration person who unmasked the names of American citizens working in the Trump campaign/administration. The names of those folks were eventually shared with a number of agencies in the government and made their way to the media. Making those names public is a felony.

I have heard the Media wing of the Democrat Party say that naming Rice is racist, sexist, and unfair. The claim is she did nothing illegal and that this is all to take attention away from the investigation into Russia.

As you know, the Democrats are looking to see if Trump and/or his people colluded with the Russians during the last presidential election. There has been no evidence (as reported by a number of agencies) showing that collusion took place or that any person associated with Trump committed a crime. But the investigation continues because Democrats are trying to tear down this administration and have adopted a scorched earth policy.

All well and good but if they want to claim Rice did nothing wrong then neither did Trump or his people. It is not illegal to talk to people from other countries. If the claim is that Democrats need to know what the motives were and what was discussed then we need that same standard for Rice.

What was her motivation? If it can be shown that the names of Americans NOT associated with Trump were unmasked during the time in question (and at the same rate or quantity) then she was probably just doing her job. But if the only names (or a disproportionate number of them) were from the Trump associates (or Trump himself) then there is no doubt her motive was political.

As an aside, Rice requested the unmasking and saw the transcripts of the conversations. Surely she can shed light on whether there was any wrongdoing. If she did not look at this stuff and immediately report it to the law agencies then there was no wrongdoing going on.

No, you see, Rice got the information in order to have it disseminated among government agencies so that it would be leaked to the media. The Obama people (and B. Hussein Obama WAS involved) knew that there was nothing illegal but they also knew if they sprinkled the Russian stuff throughout the government it would eventually get leaked and the narrative would be that Trump and/or his people did something wrong.

So what was her motive? We know Democrats who saw the info were worried and looked for a way to spin it. They came up with the narrative that Rice did nothing wrong, was only doing her job and that it is a distraction (throw in the racist/sexist allegations and you have the full Monty).

Susan Rice needs to be hauled in and questioned under oath. In fact, Obama should be subpoenaed to give sworn testimony. Rice should be specifically asked if Obama knew of this, gave her the order or had it disseminated. Obama should be asked what he knew and when he knew it.

The noose needs to keep getting tighter until we get answers about what happened and what the motivations were.

As for the Russian probe, here are your facts and the conclusion. Russia absolutely tried to influence our election AS IT HAS DONE FOR DECADES (kind of like Obama did in Israel’s elections) but there was no collusion with anyone from the Trump campaign/administration. A number of law and intelligence agencies have stated this a number of times. Democrats keep harping on it because they have nothing else.

Donald Trump needs to go after the people who did this and he needs to prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. The American people deserve to see those who broke the law in jail where they belong.

We cannot keep law and order if those in positions of authority keep breaking the law and getting away with it.

Drain the swamp right into a federal prison.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Nancy Pelosi’s Selective Outrage

It is no secret that politicians in general and Democrats in particular are hypocrites. They rail against something the other party is doing until they themselves do it and then it is OK. They are quick to condemn a person who has a misstep and just as quick to accept the same kind of misstep by someone in their own party. As an example we can take Schmuck Schumer who cried when he discussed how mean and hateful President Trump’s Executive Order curtailing immigration from 7 nations that have little to no functioning government or are state sponsors of terror. This is the same Schumer who only a few years ago claimed we might have to temporarily halt immigration. No tears then…

It is how politics works and it is why Congress has such a low approval rating.

Nancy Pelosi is no different. She talks out of both sides of her mouth and can contradict herself in the same paragraph. She is a moron who has no moral or ethical compass (how does her husband get so rich off government contracts) and she does not care that her idiocy is in full view for all to see.

This past weekend a Democrat Representative made a disgusting joke about Kellyanne Conway saying how “familiar she looked on her knees” a reference to the photo of her sitting on her feet on a couch in the Oval Office. Asked about this Nancy Pelosi said she was not aware of what he said but was more worried about a vile guy like Trump being in office. What she stated was; “But I do, every day, marvel at the fact that somebody who said the gross and crude things that President Trump said — he wouldn’t even be allowed in a frat house, and he’s in the White House.”

She was referring to the recording of Trump that everyone is familiar with. I have a few things to say about the recording of Trump. The first is that it was a private conversation, or at least he thought it was. He stated that in private to another person. I spent enough time in sports and in the Army to know what guys say when it is guy talk (women are just as bad). I would not want some of the things I said then to be the thing people judge me by today. The other important thing is Trump never stated he actually grabbed women by a body part, only that he could.

None of this makes what he said any less vile but it needs to be put in perspective. It seems to me that Pelosi should have said what Donald Trump said was in a private conversation and we should not pay attention to it and respect his privacy.

What? Am I some kind of nut? (possibly)

Well, Nancy Pelosi did not find Bill Clinton receiving oral sex from an intern (who was around 21 years of age) in the Oval Office to be disgusting and that he should never be in the White House. Pelosi and many other Democrats were of the mind that it was a private matter between Clinton and his wife. Even after Billy BJ Clinton was caught in the lie and forced to admit he did in fact have sex with that woman and then lied about it Pelosi and the Democrats supported him. None of them thought he should be out of office or never let in to begin with. In fact, Pelosi (who voted NO on all counts) and nearly every other Democrat in the House voted NOT to impeach Clinton. It is important to note Clinton was impeached for perjury and misuse of power, not for having sex. These liberals still voted NO so they have little credibility.

No, they supported the sexual predator and Hillary Clinton made it her mission to destroy any woman who claimed Bill acted inappropriately. One would think Pelosi would have been as outraged by Clinton ACTUALLY having an adulterous affair as she was at Trump saying what you COULD do to women because of fame.

Pelosi is like the rest of the liberal twits. She does not care about the country, only her party. She protects disgusting vulgar people all the time (Clinton and Cedric Richmond, the guy who made the Conway Joke) and she ignores unacceptable behavior from people in her party. She is a hypocrite who uses her position to enrich her family while enslaving the American people.

President Trump might not be a person Pelosi likes but I think she is going to find out he is not going to back down.

She might wish she had kept her mouth shut when this is all said and done.

Quite honestly, Pelosi’s selective outrage is laughable.

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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Congressional Republicans Are Cowards

It is easy to be brave and take a stand when there are no consequences. We see this all the time in politics when a member of the House or Senate is up for reelection and there is a vote on something that person’s constituents do not like. After the numbers are counted if the measure will pass without that member’s vote then the leader gives permission for the member to vote against the issue thus painting a picture of a person who works for and listens to the people.

It is all hogwash. It is political theater at its finest and the Republicans in Congress have their theatrics on full display. There is no way for them to hide it like is normally done because all of them are shown for the hypocritical cowards they are.

What am I talking about, you ask?

Well, it is about Obamacare. You see, a long time ago that horrible bill passed without any Republican support. Republicans told us if we wanted to do anything about it we needed to put them in the majority. We did that in the House and gave them a commanding lead. House Republicans, “emboldened” by their new majority passed a few bills to repeal Obamacare. But they went nowhere so we were told that we needed to give them the Senate as well.

We did just that so now, with the House and the Senate, Republicans went about passing bills to repeal Obamacare. Those went nowhere because of procedure and because Obama, as president, would veto any bill that repealed his socialized medicine law. Give us the White House Republicans cried and we will get rid of Obamacare. We will repeal it because it is no good but we need the White House.

So we gave them the White House and suddenly there are no repeal bills. There is talk of fixing Obamacare or repealing and REPLACING it with something else. There is talk of everything except repealing it and there have been no bills introduced.

It should be very easy. The Republicans could introduce the bill they last voted on when Obama was in office. They all vote on that repeal bill and once it passes both chambers it goes to Trump to be signed into law, presto-chango the law is repealed.

But you see, that would require courage. It took no courage to pass bills repealing Obamacare when the Democrats had the Senate and the White House. Republicans could talk tough and pass a bill repealing Obamacare knowing full well it would never make it to law. There was no risk but lots of reward. The members could go home and tell people they voted to repeal but doggone it without control of Congress and the White House they just couldn’t do it. Look, we tried hard and we passed a full repeal and by golly if we had control Obamacare would be on the ash heap of history where it belongs, can you support me with $25, or $50 or even $75 as I fight the evil Obama machine?

They were so courageous when there was nothing to lose and when the bills could not possibly pass.

But now that Donald Trump won and Republicans have full control of the government these brave warriors have put the brakes on and are taking a longer look. They are also discussing ways to REPLACE Obamacare rather than just repealing it as they promised when they had nothing to lose.

They talk now of people who will lose coverage and angry voters who might vote them out of office if they repeal this albatross. They are being more cautious because now there will be consequences for their actions. It is easy to talk tough when you have no risk, or as Joe Biden might say, skin in the game.

Once the risk is there the risk averse Republicans cower in the corner with their thumbs in their mouths.

What they need to fear is the backlash of the voters who supported them and voted for them BECAUSE they said they would repeal Obamacare. What they should fear is the base of voters who will primary them or vote for their Democrat opponent if they do not do as they promised and as they did when there was no risk and vote to REPEAL (and not replace) Obamacare.

They can give it a sunset date so that people on the exchanges have time to transition but they MUST repeal this thing or they will pay a political price.

My Congress critter is Dr. Andy Harris. I will NOT vote for him for anything (primary or general should he win the primary) if Obamacare is not repealed.

I don’t want to hear excuses or be told I don’t understand or that it is complicated or any other BS from Harris or any other Republican.

All you need to do is sack up and vote for the very last repeal bill you passed when Obama was there to save you from actually accomplishing the task.

All you have to do is pass the repeal bill and sent it to President Trump to sign.

Ann Coulter has an idea on how to replace it

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
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