Why Government Shutdowns are Great

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Comment By Jim Campbell

December 27th 2018

Sloth is evil.

More evil is a slothful federal government.

I’m talking here specifically about our members of Congress who are still drawing their monthly allotment at the taxpayers expense.

Keep both the House and the Senate shut down indefinitely.

While they aren’t in session the can’t take more of our freedoms away and raise taxes which is the only thing they do efficiently.

If people are temporarily unessential, that means the entire work force must be investigated by the Inspector General to see which jobs can be moved to the private sector or be terminated completely.

Nothing here against federal employees who are needed, they chose the security of a position with the government that just may not be needed anylonger.

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Havoc on the Home Front Impacted Christmas

Pacific Paratrooper

From: “The Voice of the Angels”, 11th Airborne newspaper, vol. 201

Fewer men at home resulted in fewer men available to dress up and play Santa Claus.  Women served as substitute Santas at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City and at other department stores throughout the United States.

During WWII Christmas trees were in short supply because of lack of manpower to cut the tress down and a shortage of railroad space to ship the trees to market.  Americans rushed to buy American-made Visca artificial trees.  The electric lights that were designed in the 1940’s are still in use today.

Travel during the holidays was limited for most families due to the rationing of tires and gasoline.  Americans saved up their food ration stamps to provide extra food for a fine holiday meal.

Many ornaments were made with aluminum and tin, a highly rationed item.  As a result, families…

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WHO PLAGIARIZED WHOM? Pelosi, Schumer Both Send Out EXACT SAME Tweet

H/T Right Wing Folks.

It is not a case of who plagiarized whom it is a simple case of Little Chuckie Schumer and San Fran Nan making sure their braindead toadies got the message and their talking points.

Democrats are big on “talking points.”

Whenever there’s a congressional hearing on nearly any subject, Democratic leaders fire out a list of talking points to the party’s lawmakers. That leads to highly repetitive — and exhausting — speeches from Democrats, all of which sound almost exactly alike.

Take the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh by President Trump. Even before he was named, leftists and liberals everywhere had already written their press releases, accusing the nominee — it didn’t matter who it was — of hating women and minorities, immigrants and gays. They’d already declared Trump’s nominee would set back the course of human history with Neanderthal thinking, would be in the back pocket of those evil corporations. He’d strip health care from millions, kill the unions, and run roughshod over civil rights.

And so it all came to pass, on cue.

“In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in an email at 9:07 p.m. — minutes after Trump had named Kavanaugh. “This nomination could alter the balance of the court in favor of powerful special interests and against working families for a generation, and would take away labor, civil, and human rights from millions of Americans.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi read from the same talking points, calling the Kavanaugh nomination “a clear and disrespectful assault on the fundamental rights of women and on the quality, affordable health care of the American people.”

“Judge Kavanaugh’s long history of opposition to the full, fundamental right of every woman to make her own decisions about her body, family and health care poses a grave threat to women’s rights and to our founders’ promise of liberty and justice for all,” she said. “If he proves as eager an executor of the president’s bitter campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade and sabotage Americans’ health care as his record suggests, a woman’s right to choose will be repealed and the health coverage and economic security of 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions will be in grave peril.”

Perhaps the two leaders of congressional Democrats are just so in tune that they often echo each other. But on Christmas Eve day, they both posted the exact same tweet on Twitter — word for word.

Chuck Schumer

@SenSchumer

It’s Christmas Eve and President @realDonaldTrump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the President is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve—after he just fired the Secretary of Defense.

18.2K people are talking about this

Nancy Pelosi

@NancyPelosi

It’s Christmas Eve and @realDonaldTrump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve — after he just fired the Secretary of Defense.

19.3K people are talking about this

Schumer tweeted first, 23 minutes before Pelosi. So does that mean Pelosi plagiarized Schumer, or were they both just typing the same emailed talking point into Twitter, minutes apart?

Your guess is as good as ours. But one thing we do know: Democrats need talking points in order to express their opinion. And that’s a little scary.

LIBERAL HATE: Writer For ‘The Root’ Hopes Dana Loesch Slowly Burns To Death In Car Fire

H/T The Lid.

These liberal rants about Dana Loesch prove liberalism is a mental disorder.

Note: This post displays a tweet by writer for “The Root” Michael Harriot, Harriot’s tweet uses the “F” word/

As repeatedly explained(especially since January 2017) liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of insane, bloodthirsty rage and hate.  Sadly, liberals prove that assertion correct on just about any given day.  The latest to do so is Michael Harriot, a “journalist” with the reliably liberal “The Root,” who said on Twitter he wants to see NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch slowly burn to death in a car crash.

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The tweet has since been deleted, but was captured for posterity:

In the bio on his website Michael Harriot talks about how his mom inspired him to be a writer.  I wonder if he kissed his mom with that mouth?  I can almost guarantee his mother didn’t teach him to talk to women like that.

Dana, however, took the high road, first by offering Mr Harriot blessings:

He doesn’t struggle with hate, Dana.  Hatred is an integral part of being a leftist.

The bottom line is this:  If you support the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the Constitution as a whole, Donald Trump, or any conservative agenda item, liberals hate you and they want you dead.

Dana Loesch continued by pointing out the error of his ways. Proving once again what a classy lady she is (and not because she was my editor at Big Journalism).

Dana Loesch

@DLoesch

Also, Michael had this to say at @TheRoot , which was happpy to publish. Not sure where he gets that I laughed at anyone, but what a rotten thing to say. Appareny Michael struggles with hate in his heart, which is especially sad to see during this time of year.

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Dana Loesch

@DLoesch

Look, we are all going to have different opinions. Wishing death upon me or anyone else won’t cause me to reconsider my support for the Constitution, in fact, it further makes me glad for my right of self defense. Can we do better than this hatred? God bless.

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“We,” meaning rational, thinking, caring human beings, can. Sorry Dana, but I don’t hold out much hope for leftists.

Even Dana’s Husband Chris answered Harriot with much more class than others (like me) might have in the same situation

Chris Loesch@ChrisLoesch

Merry Christmas, @michaelharriot. I pray that the transformative power of Christ comes to you in this Blessed Christmas Season.

“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

God bless us, every one!

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It’s also interesting to note that Harriot is a “verified” Twitter user.  Which means that he gets to exercise his liberal privilege on Twitter and can say anything without any serious repercussions from the social media company.  We all know that if any conservative said anything like this about a leftist, said conservative would be banned for life.

Good question.

Twitchy noted: “There’s classless, and then there’s whatever that tweet is.”

 

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Sam Valley@SamValley

You stay classy, official blue checkmark.

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MAGA DAY BY DAY@Beylotte

You’re reply to there vile tweets of course was very gracious and very proud that you are in Texas, Dana Merry Christmas from Houston

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Julia Weber@TheJuliaWeber

Thank you for sharing this! Love this verse! It seems to explain the behavior of so many on the Left (as a few on the right too) right now, but perfect reminder of what our response needs to be!

Merry Christmas!!

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Julia Weber@TheJuliaWeber

Thank you for sharing this! Love this verse! It seems to explain the behavior of so many on the Left (as a few on the right too) right now, but perfect reminder of what our response needs to be!

Merry Christmas!!

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Pierre N. Wilson@PierreNWilson

This is absolutely sick. How dare you tweet about @DLoesch in this manner.

Why hasn’t @twitter suspended his account yet? If this was a conservative that said this, it would have already been done. https://twitter.com/michaelharriot/status/1076508357115199488 

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Well  Pierre, you are correct on that one, Twitter only banishes conservatives.

NJP@Nick10291965

Dang! @michaelharriot has some serious anger issues. Calm down and get some help, dude.

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Zugly747@zugly747

Remember Dems saying “When they go low, we go high”?

Actually we go with the Constitution & they go Loony Tunes

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Les Proctor@LesProctor

YES WE CAN! for you. Merry Christmas to you and the ones you love!, and we’ll extend a little Xmas cheer to the trolls too!

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What we’d like to know, however, is this: Does the management of “The Root” approve Harriot’s publicly stated desire to see Loesch slowly burn to death in a car fire? We will probably never know.

First They Came For

I found this on Facebook.

First they came for the “bump stocks”, but I did not speak up because I thought they were stupid range toys.

Then they came for the 30rd magazines, but I still did not speak up because I was ok with 10rd mags.

Then they came for my ability to own over 50 rounds of ammo, but I STILL did not speak up, because that left me with 5 fully loaded 10rd magazines. I thought, “surely I would never need more than this!”

Then they came for any ammo other than “hunting ammo”. I was discouraged, but at least I had my .270 bolt action and my shotgun.

Then they came for all of my guns. Not directly, mind you. They siezed my bank accounts, threatened my job, and had DHR take my kids from their school until I agreed to surrender what I had left. I complied, because I had no means to say no or to disagree. When they came to my front door, full auto carbines in hand, and arrested me for admitting I had once previously legal weapons just a few weeks before, at that moment I understood why the founding fathers found the 2nd Amendment to be so important as to insert the words “Shall Not Be Infringed” into it.

By then, it was too late.

By then, no one had the ability to stand up and say no.

Where is your line?

LOCK AND LOAD!
Against all enemies foreign and domestic! 🇺🇸

Medal Of Honor Recipient: The Soft-Spoken Man Became a Raging Bull

H/T War History OnLine.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha

War, for all its horror, violence and loss of life, also serves as one of the most harrowing tests of a man or woman’s true character, and it often reveals things about people that they themselves never knew. In the heat of battle the smallest, most soft-spoken man can become a raging bull, while a big, loud brute can be reduced to a sobbing heap of fear.

Sometimes the bravest and fiercest fighters come from the most unlikely of backgrounds. Such was the case for Staff Sergeant Clinton L. Romesha, hero of the ferocious, intense twelve hour firefight that was the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in 2009 – who had almost become a LDS missionary instead of a soldier.

Thankfully, for the men whose lives he saved at Kamdesh at least, he instead made the decision to enlist in the US Army.

Clinton L. Romesha, the recipient of the Medal of Honor, poses for a portrait with the medal in the Army portrait studio at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va

Romesha came from a family with a long lineage of proud military service. His father fought in the Vietnam War, and his grandfather was a veteran of the Second World War.

However, equally strong in the Romesha family was their connection to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Not only did Romesha’s father become a church leader after his tour of duty in Vietnam, but Clinton Romesha himself also attended seminary for four years during high school. This was because his family hoped that he would become a missionary.

Romesha while assigned to the U.S. 2nd Infantry Division

Romesha switched paths in 1999, right after graduating from high school. He enlisted in the US Army, and was initially trained to be an armor crewman for the M1 Abrams tank. He was first posted at Germany, and then South Korea. When a former mentor of his was killed in Iraq, he volunteered for a tour of duty there, and ended up serving in Iraq twice.

After being assigned as section leader of a unit with the 4th Infantry Division, he completed his training as a cavalry scout and in May 2009 deployed to Combat Outpost Keating in the Kamdesh District of Eastern Afghanistan.

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha patrols near Combat Outpost Keating in Kamdesh, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, 27 July 2009.

The outpost, located in a valley walled in by steep mountains, was regularly attacked by the Taliban, but regardless of these difficult circumstances, Romesha, known as “Ro” to his fellow soldiers, always remained calm and maintained a good sense of humor.

His temperament and character would receive the ultimate test on October 3, 2009, when the outpost came under heavy attack from a numerically superior force.

U.S. Army soldiers fire mortar rounds at suspected Taliban fighting position

The International Security Assist Force (ISAF), consisting mostly of American soldiers, along with some Latvian Army and Afghan National Army troops, were outnumbered almost three to one when the Taliban fighters launched their attack.

The assault was a furious one, and the ISAF force was surrounded on all sides by an enemy raining down relentless fire on them with recoilless rifles, RPGs, mortars, anti-aircraft machine guns and various small arms.

U.S. Soldiers with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division pose for a photo after a mission in Afghanistan in 2009. Standing, Left to right: Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha, Spc. Thomas Rasmussen, Sgt. Brad Larson, 1st Lt. Andrew Bundermann, Pfc. Christopher Jones, Spc. Kugler and Spc. Knight. Kneeling, left to right: Sgt. Armando Avalos, Jr., Spc. Zach Koppes, Spc. Gregory, Pfc. Davidson. (U.S. Army Courtesy photo/Released)

The Taliban fighters, due to the weight of their numbers and superior battlefield position, quickly took control of the American ammunition depot, and with the American troops pinned down under heavy fire, it seemed as if the Taliban were poised to overrun the entire outpost. Staff Sergeant Romesha, however, was determined to prevent this from happening.

Moving under heavy fire and targeted by a Taliban sniper, he conducted a reconnaissance of the battlefield and assisted the ISAF troops to regroup. He then launched an assault to take back the depot – all while still coming under fire from all sides. He also managed to take out a Taliban machine gun position.

Romesha at the Wilderness Dining Facility, on Fort Carson, in January 2015.

While he was engaging another Taliban position from behind the cover provided by a large generator, he was wounded when an RPG hit the generator. Despite taking shrapnel to his neck, shoulders and arms he fought relentlessly on, undeterred by his wounds.

Injured and the target of focused enemy fire, Romesha moved fearlessly around the battlefield, engaging and neutralizing a number of Taliban fighters, including a number of them who had breached the outpost’s defensive perimeter.

Romesha at the Wilderness Dining Facility, on Fort Carson, in January 2015.

He identified a source of particularly severe and concentrated Taliban fire, and successfully directed an airstrike on the position, taking out at least thirty Taliban fighters – and all the while he was also orchestrating a strategy to reinforce and secure key points of the battlefield. He then went on to take out more positions himself.

Upon hearing that there were a group of wounded soldiers at a distant battlefield position, he assembled a team and moved out under heavy fire to provide cover to bring the wounded to safety, risking his own life in the process. He and his team then continued to push forward, at great danger to themselves, to recover the bodies of fallen comrades, so that they wouldn’t fall into enemy hands.

President Barack H. Obama awards the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 11, 2013.

Romesha’s extraordinary feats of valor paid off, and after a grueling twelve hours of fighting, the Taliban finally withdrew. Against all odds, Romesha and the ISAF troops had held the position. Nine American soldiers were decorated with Silver Stars, while Romesha received the Medal of Honor.

In 2011, after his Afghanistan deployment, Romesha left the Army, wanting to spend more time with his wife and growing family. He currently lives in North Dakota, and is the fourth living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

In 2016 he published a book about the battle of Kamdesh, called Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor, and in 2017 Sony purchased the movie rights, intending to make a movie about him.

RIPOFF: Teamsters Took Boston Woman’s ENTIRE Christmas Paycheck to Pay ‘Union Dues’

H/T Godfather Politics.

This is why I say every union in Americ needs to be smashed.

A young Boston woman who got hired by the United Parcel Service just prior to Christmas lost her entire first check when the union absconded with it claiming she owed them for “union dues.”

Once again, we see that unionism is inherently un-American.

Sheila O’Malley of Charlestown was excited to get her very first check from UPS after working 41 hours, most of them on the overnight shifts. But when she opened the envelope with her check in it she found it added up to a miniscule $14.52 for her entire week’s work.

Nearly $500 was removed from her check by the local Teamsters union for so-called “dues.”

This was a surprise to her and the other new employees because they had signed a note promising to allow the union to deduct only $32 each check until the dues were paid. But, the money hungry, uncaring union had other plans and took the entire $500 in one lump sum.

The story comes from Boston’s CBS affiliate:

Sheila assumed it was a mistake and the money would be refunded. In part, because Sheila, like other thousands of other seasonal part time UPS workers, signed an agreement to pay the $500 Teamsters union initiation fee in $32.00 weekly installments. But UPS told her it wasn’t a mistake. A spokesperson for UPS told the I-Team, “Local 25 reversed this long standing practice by rescinding this policy.”

For the new hires, that meant the balance of the union initiation fees and dues would be deducted in one lump sum. For Sheila, that was $490.00- nearly her entire week’s pay.

“I cried and tried to plead my case with them. But there was no wiggle room. He [union representative] said ‘You’re a part of the union now and you won’t have to worry about that coming out of your check,’” Sheila told the CBS reporter.

“Financially it was crippling. It seemed like a few hundred dollars but that money was already spent and then we didn’t have it,” Sheila added.

Fortunately, because of the notoriety these union thugs earned from the on TV segment about the incident, the union has decided to stop its ignorant deduction and obey the payment plan option it agreed to in the first place, the plan that the employees signed.

But the fact is, these employees don’t get any use out of the union, anyway. Union fatcats only care about getting their 30 pieces of silver and they don’t care about the employees.

After all, every union thug continues getting paid for his union “work” even when his employees are on strike and suffering.

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