It has been a while since I sat down to do some writing.
Was I trying to get my mind wrapped around something?
Was I trying to come up with a different approach to the problem?
Was there something else going on in my life?
Maybe, but I am back!
It is time to rattle cages and fire some people up to either do their job that they were voted in to do or start planning to replace them. We have a two party system that is failing to serve the people. There has been nothing come out of Congress in the last year that has helped or improved our country in the least. The improvements have come from private sector mostly, with a little help or guidance from the President. The Stock Market is up. The economy is moving up faster than it was. People feel more comfortable and are thinking they have more to spend for the upcoming holidays. None of this is from anything Congress has done or is planning on doing in the near future.
RECESS IS OVER!
One side of congress currently holds the majority on paper but many of them are not doing their job. The same party is in control of the Exceptive Branch and they cannot work together!
It is time for every Citizen to open their eyes and really start looking at the ones that they may have voted for. The ones that are supposed to represent you at all levels and ask, “Are they doing the Job I voted them to be doing?” I need you to do this at all levels of government from School Board, Township or Parish, to City, to County, to State, all the way up to National Level. I don’t care which party you may belong to or follow. If you see something you don’t like, talk to your friends and neighbors. It is up to every Citizen to break the status quo and make your elected leaders work for you. If you want to break the current establishment and return us to a Constitutional Republic, lift you head and make your voice heard!
Found this meme on social media and I think it fits at this time. Don’t they realize that it all can change with the next election.
We heard all through the election about how you will Repeal and Replace Obamacare. What the heck are you doing? You had eight years to put something together and you are more worried about possible Russian influence in the election. Maybe it is time to make you re-read all those history books you used to sit on in school. You know the real history books. Not the ones that have been slanted so far to the right or left that are now meaningless.
Since the beginning of this country, there have been other countries trying to influence the election of our leaders to their own ends. Just as we have been trying to influence the election or appointment of leaders in other countries for our own ends. You can start with the first election of our very first President. You had our allies the French, who supplied us with weapons, ships, ammo, and personnel that helped train the colonists. You had our enemies, The British and their Prussian mercenary forces. Who even after being defeated desperately wanted the trade goods and some relations with the former colonies. You can follow every election since to see who wanted to influence our elected leaders to gain an upper hand or foothold in the world we live in.
In today’s world, I am not worried about outside influence as much as I am the free lunches, dinners, and vacations you get from all those corporations and special PAC’s that have no problem handing money or special gifts under the table and nothing is done about them. How much are the Health Insurance companies giving you to sit on the problem? Hell, the Democrats rammed Obamacare through without it ever being read and you cannot even put anything on paper!
So, why are you and the Democrats so worried about Trump?
Is it because he is not of or part of your established order?
Are you worried that the American people are getting tired of you?
Will the next election bring more elected representatives that are not part of your little club?
The above questions will start being asked if you do not get off your rears and actually start getting things done.
What is this country coming to? Before the election we had mainstream news reports flying all over telling us that Hillary Clinton, in her position of Security of State, had a private email server and some classified documents somehow got routed to it. The FBI was not allowed to check it out but somehow everything that was in this server got hacked and released to the public by possibly Russian hackers. We had people showing us the law that says it is illegal to send classified stuff to or from a private server. We had hearings in Congress about this and the FBI could not find anything was wrong. The Press had a field day saying or printing things from known “sources”. These same “sources” hinted to the Press that there where agents, possibly foreign or domestic, trying to get information on Trump at the time. I remember seeing or hearing something like this but unable to find any proof at this time, but I digress.
Now we have Congress having more hearings about the possible wire-tap on Mr. Trump before the election and the same Director of the FBI cannot find any truth to this? We have been hearing from “Sources” within the CIA and NSA that officially nothing of the sort was happening but the same “Sources” from both said it did happen. It is kind of funny because the CIA, from what I have always heard, are supposed to do all their work outside the borders of the United States.
As a private citizen, it is getting to the point where it is time to just shut off any national news coverage and when the next elections come around, vote for anyone not holding office. That is an option. Congress was scared right after the elections but they are falling right back into that old groove. The Judicial branch is legislating from the bench again and not even trying to hide it. You thought the results from the last election was bad. The next one might be over the top.
The American citizen is getting tired of all that is happening in Washington. We have permanently elected officials that will not change. They are not there to represent the people that elected them but are only there to fill their own pockets. We have political groups that have no idea what they are doing. We have department Directors that are even now checking which way the political wind is blowing before doing anything. The propaganda machine is getting ready for another round. The question is: Will the American Citizen continue to sit and wait?
You have the numbers and the mandate from the People and yet you are standing around crying because someone has given you a swift kick in the butt. All you want to do is go on these so called news shows and whine about this or that. The media is not telling the People what is really going on. The Media is leading you around by the nose, so you do what their handlers want. The People have voted you into your position to work for them. Not some lobbyist or some rich corporation that may give you some campaign money a year or so down the line. So I am asking:
What are the Republican members of Congress doing?
Eight years ago, the Democrats got the numbers and changed the rules and rammed Obamacare right up you backsides. And you could do nothing at the time. Someone even said, “If you like your current plan, you can keep it”, “If you like your Doctor, you can keep your doctor”, “We need to pass this bill and get it signed into law, so you can read it”.
Yes, it had a mandatory requirement to sign up. You could get a plan real cheap, but the deductible was so high that if you used it, you would have to file bankruptcy afterwards. When it went into effect, you had many insurers to choose from, they were all lining up to get the free government money, but after a couple of years, the insurers all bailed out and you were left with higher premiums and only one choice of insurers or plan in many areas. The plan was not implemented on time or delayed to make parts of it to fail.
You have had all this time to see what failed and come up with a valid replacement plan and all you have to show for it is zip, zero, nada.
I don’t care what the insurance companies want. I do not care what the pharmaceutical companies want. You were not elected to work for them. If they are showing a profit, they have a way of making money. As long as any CEO or Board of Directors is drawing a paycheck or Dividend check, they are making a profit. We don’t care how much money they are trying to channel into your re-election campaign. If you do not get to work and make it happen you will be replaced in the next election! We have seen what happens when an outsider to the political realm steps up and blows the political elite out of the running. Maybe we will find some more like that.
How secure do you feel being in your own home with the doors and windows locked? You have the top of the line home defense system, best that money can buy. You have a smart phone, smart TV, smart stereo, smart kitchen appliances, and all in all, a smart home, with all the cable and wireless devices all wired together. Congratulations, you bought and set up your own surveillance system that Big Brother can now access, without getting a judge’s approval.
You can be sitting in your “own” living room with family and friends, any one of them may have one of these “smart” items and big brother can now use them to at least hear anything you say. What is this world coming to?
Don’t get me wrong, advances in electronics have helped in many ways improve the lives of many. Everyone feels much safer. There have even been new languages to communicate in. Everyone seems connected in a good socialist ways and they don’t even realize that no one actually talks to people one on one any more. Everyone is in their own little bubble.
You can now go to work, the store, or even walk down the street, you will see people that can walk and text but are still unable to walk and chew gum at the same time. At work, you see your fellow workers constantly texting and talking with their friends and really accomplishing anything and still getting paid for it. At the stores, you cannot get any help because the associates are always on their personal phones and can’t be bothered. This is our safe society.
With the Wikileaks release of possibly classified documents and such, we are finding for the first time that the majority of people have no idea what is going on about them. They are shocked and dismayed. Everything they have in their hand or home can and probably and will be used against them at one point or another. Welcome to the new world.
A show of hands, for those that watched President Trump’s address Tuesday night?
Did you enjoy the floor show that Congress put on?
Did you know that the President could have done the same thing by inviting the congressional leaders and small groups to the White House and spent the next four years trying to get a consensus for his agenda?
Did you know he could have done a Press conference and we would not have heard exactly how something was going to get done? We would have heard a different version, I bet.
Both houses of Congress were present, along with the members of the Supreme Court and some invited guests. President Trump was not there to talk to them. He did talk about some of the life changes of the invited guests as bullet points to his speech. All of this was done on live television without the ability of the Press cutting up all the sound bites.
President Trump was talking to the American People. Democrat, Republican, Independent, or whatever political affiliation you want to name them. He presented his plan to the American Public in the name of talking to Congress. Because it doesn’t matter what the Congressional members political affiliation is, if the people they represent, start yelling at them to go with or fight this plan, when it is time for reelection, you may see many just quit or actually start listening to their constitute. President Trump has just put the political elite on the proverbial hot seat.
It is the job of the American Citizen to make our thoughts heard by them in a legal way. Not like some of those so called protesters that some say are being paid to riot in the streets in the name of free speech. Change is not made overnight but if we keep Congress’s nose to the grindstone, we may see the light at the end of the pit we are in.
We have all had to watch that movie where a common man gets elected to Congress. How that person is all full of spit and vinegar to change things and is fully confident that they know how things are going to be. Upon arrival as a first term Congressperson, is alienated by the old timers, the Press and by the all-knowing bureaucrats. It takes them a whole term just to learn all the nooks and crannies of being a politician. Oh, they might find a platform or idea that they are trying to champion but it is under the watchful eye of their fellow politicians. They might even get that Hollywood ending to their first term if they are careful. This is the way of politics.
On the news now, many of Congress are trying to have a town hall meeting and some people are perplexed and overwhelming them with questions that they themselves, being worried, have no answer. Why are they worried you ask, because something is happening that is not the normal way things have been done for many many years. Something our founding fathers wanted to see happen all the time. A successful business person, taking time out of their business to step up and take a swing at running this country. Not some insecure lifelong politician.
Congress has had an easy life up to now. They had the press in their pocket. They treated the bureaucrats like the maître d. With the press at their side, the citizen had no real knowledge of what was going on in Washington. The Press had turned from being the watchdog for the people to being the mouth piece for the establishment. Now with a newly elected President, who is not a lifelong politician, is actually using the laws passed by Congress to his advantage, is trying to change Washington to what it is supposed to have been doing all those years.
The bureaucrats, that when told to do something have been smarting back, “That’s not the way things are done.” Are being given ‘Pink Slips’ and shown the door. Smart Bureaucrats are still doing their job.
The Press is still whining. They were making easy money by being the establishment’s propaganda machine. Now they need to work for a living being the watchdogs they are supposed to be. You want me to listen to you? Start putting facts and figures that will stand up in a real court. Not the court of public opinion. Put your job on the line for your story if you know you are lawfully right.
For you members of Congress, it may be time to throw out your party lines and actually work for your constituents. You may have gotten there by party line but you work for everyone in your district. Since most of you use your position as a career instead of an actually job. Maybe it is past time for the establishment to feel real fear by actually having a President that actually does something and is not beholding to the political line.
I was reading a story this morning about the Associated Press fake news by Andy Cush and it got me to thinking about the boy who cried wolf. You can see that the media is a cut throat business. First one with a story wins. And here lies the problem.
Any good reporter or news agency knows, you must have hard confirmation of any fact or facts before you run it. As a reader, I expect the story I am reading to be true and factually. If it is a theory or an opinion piece, it should state that at the beginning and ending of a story to let the reader know.
In any administration or business you get “idea” or “draft” memos flying around. These can be anything from “good” thoughts to “are you out of your mind” thoughts. These are not the final run or signed executive actions. Even if this was a planned event to try to find a “Leaker” in what is supposed to be a working administration, a good reporter should have not run with a draft copy. I just hope the Reporter who got this leak did not pay cash money for it.
The Media is crying wolf too much now that the public had no idea what is true any more. What will happen when they actually write a truth and nothing happens.
For the many months before the election, the Press was touting that another candidate would win and the glory of the one side would continue to run America. On Election Day, they found that a majority of their readers, listeners, and watchers, had decided that all their propaganda and slanted stories was nothing but trash and some of the worse kindling that had ever come out. They voted the other way. It has been over three months since the presidential election that was said by the Press to go the other way.
They are still in the deep hole they dug themselves. Very few readily accept what is being told to the masses is true. Even if one reporter or paper does find something criminal, with proof, on an elected leader all the rest slide away to another story because it does not fit their agenda. We never see if justice is done or was it all a propaganda ruse.
It is bad when you can find more truth in a supermarket tabloid than in what the leading news media puts out.
There are many of our government officials that really need to be put under a microscope. Not just the President. I am talking about all elected and appointed positions in government. Some of them need a real vetting themselves.
Locally, we have a reporter that really does some good digging and reporting on what he finds. You know when watching his report and he finds that person that it is going to get dropped on, you get to see that deer in the headlights look as they see their career, job, or elected position yanked out from under them. Sometimes, they even go to jail. That is a good reporter. Why can’t we have that on the national level?
Have the national media dug themselves so much of a hole that they can’t get out?
Will the Press ever become the watchdog they are there for again?
Will the Press become respected as a whole again?