Tuesday, March 28, 2017

FBI Director

        James Comey is the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  He is the perfect example of a narcissistic political bureaucrat.  Comey considers himself to be above the law and accountable to no one. 
        James Comey has been called before Congress several times and is very flippant about it.  He has openly bragged that he is too “slippery” to tell Congress anything he does not want them to know. 
        Comey was once a Republican and now claims to be an independent.  I don’t think he has any Republican or Democratic political agenda.  Everything is simply all about himself, his power, and covering his own ass.
        My mother was a great judge of human character.  I once heard her say a man was so slimy that it made her skin crawl when she was around him.  That is my opinion of James Comey.
        The FBI Director should be accountable to Congress, but Comey considers Congress a joke.  He is not concerned if he is caught lying to them, and why should he?  Congress never found out who was responsible for blaming Benghazi on a video.  Eric Holder was held in criminal contempt of Congress when he was Attorney General, but never was held accountable.  Hilary Clinton was caught lying to Congress and later ran for president. Why should Comey worry about Congress?
        Comey is not worried about Congress, but President Trump scares him.  Trump is too rich to be bought.  He has power, so he can’t be intimidated, and he is too clean to be blackmailed.  The only option left for Comey to attack Trump on his lack of political correctness, or by making ridiculous assumptions from his tweets. 
        We have to start holding politicians and bureaucrats accountable for their actions.  Congress must start doing their job and show some teeth.  We cannot allow politicians and bureaucrats to be above the law or they will continue to only represent their own interests and not the people they should be representing.  Some people might have to go to jail.     

        God bless the United States of America.  God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Daylight Savings Time

        I hate Daylight Savings Time.  I think most people do.  Just as it starts getting light before I get up in the morning, we go on daylight savings time and its dark again.  It practically seems like I get up in the dark and go to bed in the daylight. 
        It takes me forever to adjust to the time change.  It is much worse than jet lag, but I have to admit that change is tough for an old fart like me.
        Every time we change the time, I have to reset clocks.  I count 25 clocks, watches and timers that don’t reset themselves in our house.  Changing them all always puts me in an even worse mood.  
        When Daylight Savings Time started it was just for the summer months.  Now its eight months of the year.  Maybe we should just stay on Daylight Savings time.  That is a bad idea, but better than changing twice a year. 
        What idiot came up with this idea in the first place?  History shows Daylight Savings Time goes back to Germany in WWI to save fuel.  FDR implemented it during WWII to save fuel and reduce the potential need for night blackouts. 
        I have heard a lot of arguments in favor of Daylight Savings Time.  Most are just plain BS.  The big one is energy savings.  This may have been valid at some time in the past, but  I don’t think it is today.  It costs just as much to light or heat a house in the morning as it does in the evening.  The cost of transportation to work is the same regardless of the time on the clock. 
        Farmers have been given as a reason.  This is crazy because the livestock and crops react to the sun, not a clock. 
        School children have been given as a reason, but this is a bad one.  Some children spend more time in the dark going to school which can be dangerous.  I have also heard proposals to start school later in the day because kids like to stay up at night and don’t want to get up in the morning.  They do not perform as well in the early part of the day.  Daylight Savings Time just compounds this problem. 
        Daylight Savings Time may be good for some businesses like golf courses, but is bad for others like drive-in-theaters.  We have a great 4th of July fireworks display every year over the lake which we like to watch from our boat.  With Daylight Savings Time it stays light so late that it is almost July 5th by the time the fireworks are over.  Maybe we should start them the night of July 3rd so they bring in the 4th of July.
        I heard medical experts discussing Daylight Savings Time on the morning news.  They stated that the physical health issues relating to the time change and sleep problems are small, but the time change does bring an increase in heart attracts.
        Arizona, Hawaii, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands do not implement Daylight Savings Time.  I wish other states including Wisconsin would do the same.  If it were put up for a vote to the people, I am certain there would be no more Daylight Savings time.   
        This would be a great non-partisan issue for politicians to take up.  Sorry, I forgot that there seem to be no such thing as a non-partisan issue regardless of how beneficial it is to the country.  I am fed up with partisan politics.  If it continues, the negative political party may cease to exist, and I don’t want to see that happen.
        God bless the United States of America.  God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

My Seven Greatest Fears

        On January 18, 2012 I started Common Sense, Business & Politics.  My first blog listed my seven greatest fears for our country.   They were:
1.  Party Politics and corrupt politicians, as many politicians will do anything to stay in office.  Staying in office is more important than working for the good of the country. 
2.  Growing government, government spending, and government debt are out of control. 
3.  Deficit trade balances increase as manufacturing declines.
4.  Immigration problems increase as not one President in more than 40 years has enforced our immigration laws
5.  Health care costs are out of control as politicians try to solve a problem created by insurance with insurance.
6.  Religious freedoms of Christians are being taken away, and we have a problem dealing with radical Islamic terrorists.
7.  We have a work ethic problem, and government education and welfare policies have created a welfare society that is now in its third generation in some urban areas. 
        More than five years have passed and this great country has voiced its opinion that they agree with me.  They ignored the political elite, big money, and the lame stream media to elect a president that said he would do something about these problems. 
        President Donald Trump has done more to address the seven concerns I listed in the last fifty days than was accomplished in the last five years.

        God bless the United States of America.  God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Two Political Parties

        The United States of America has always had two predominate political parties.  This is good because a single party is more prone to corruption and does not give the people any freedom of choice.
        There have always been smaller political parties that did not play any significant role in shaping the country.  The two dominate parties have changed over the years.  Parties have died and new ones have emerged to take their place.  We may see that happening again. 
        The first two parties were the Federalist Party and the Republican Party.  This is not today’s Republican Party and was also called the Democratic-Republican or Jeffersonian Republican.  The Federalist Party favored a strong central government and the Republican Party favored a very limited federal government. 
        The next two strong political parties were the Jacksonian Democrats which evolved into today’s Democratic Party and the Whig Party.  The Democrats wanted the President to be the dominant branch of government, and the Whigs wanted the Congress to be the dominant branch of government. 
        The current Republican Party (GOP or Grand Old Party) came to power prior to the Civil War because they were against slavery.  The Democratic Party was pro-slavery and the Whig party was divided on the issue.  The Whig Party did not survive. 
        Both the Democratic and Republican parties have survived since the Civil War.  They both have evolved since then on what they stand for.  The Democrats changed from pro-slavery to an image of representing the common man.  The Republicans became perceived as representing the rich.
        In actuality both parties evolved into a platform of big government and serving the political elite.  The Democratic Party served the political elite and used special interest groups to divide the country until the tail was wagging the dog.  The Republicans talked about reducing the size of government and the national debt, but it was only talk.
        Now that has changed.  The people of this country had enough and expressed that feeling strongly at the polls with a shocking Presidential election upset.  Both parties were surprised, but the Democrats remain in shock and denial. 
        The Democrats are deeply divided much as the Whig party was divided on slavery.  Some want a globalist platform, some want socialism, and some want to serve working America like the voters demanded.  Democrats have lost over one thousand state and federal elected positions in the last nine years.  Can the Democratic Party survive? 
        This country is moving forward on the issues that elected Trump president in spite of the Democrats trying to slander him.  If they continue to try to sabotage Trump’s Presidency, they will be totally left out of any participation in deciding where this country is going. 
        That could be the end of the Democratic Party.  I hope that is not the case.  We need two dominant political parties and I don’t see any other party that is currently in a position to replace the Democratic Party. 
        Democrats have to change just like they changed their position on slavery.  They have to oppose big government and put the welfare of the country before the demands of special interest groups.  The have to serve the people and not the political elite.  Things like Super Delegates in the election have to be eliminated. 
        I consider myself to be an independent, but I have not been able to vote for a Democrat at the state or federal level in over sixteen years.  I would love to vote for some Democrats, but I will only do that when they serve the working people of this great country. 

        God bless the United States of America.  God bless President Trump and guide him to make America great again.