The Trump Investigation vs the Clinton Investigation

Posted by Troy on 10th April 2018 in Current Events, Political

The Hillary Investigation:

1 – Hillary Sets up a server.

2 – Possible motive?  Possibly to engage in pay for play without being caught.  At best, so that what she does and says won’t be in the public record.

3 – Possible negative outcome?  Bribery or injuring national security.

4 – FBI politely asks Hillary for documents.

5 – She turns over the documents and deletes all those other documents she deems as not relevant.  She then wipes the server and smashes all her devices with hammers ensuring that no one will ever see those documents she deleted.

6 – Her exoneration letter is written before she is even interviewed.

7 – Her highest level associates are granted attorney-client privilege (really crazy since they were not lawyers and were totally unqualified to act as attorneys…) and interviewed at the same time.  Which is kinda a “no-no” since you wanna interview people separately to see if their stories match up…generally speaking.

8 – Hillary herself is interviewed.  She is NOT put under oath.  She is NOT put on the record.  The interview is not record.  No notes are taken.

9 – The FBI holds a press conference basically saying that she is guilty of lying and gross negligence…but she didn’t intend to break the law and well…the lies are kinda unimportant and stuff… so she’s not going to be charged.  It probably has NOTHING to do with Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton meeting on the tarmac for half an hour…but hey, weird shit happens, right?

The Trump Investigation:

First of all, it starts off with Russian Collusion and then goes into Obstruction of Justice for… for… um… for obstructing an investigation into a collusion that didn’t happen?  But um, okay, so yeah, okay, so we just keep going… to STORMY DANIELS!  Yes, an alleged, consensual affair from 12 years ago from a KNOWN philanderer.

Okay… possible crime?  Maybe campaign finance issues… which would be more on the lawyer than on Trump… but okay…

Possible motivation?  To avoid embarrassment?

Possible negative outcome?  … … … Trump won the election?…?

Doors are being busted in left and right.

Millions of documents are turned over.

People are dragged in and put under oath.

Any faulty recollection, any variance, anything at all is being called lying to the FBI and people are being charged.

People’s families are being threatened with destruction, lives are being destroyed.  Doors are being kicked in.  Attorney-client privileged is being ignored.

And you want to know why we don’t believe the FBI?  You want to know why we doubt their objectivity?  Why we use terms like “The Deep State?”  This is what the FBI was under Hubert Hoover… and if this is how they are going to operate, THEY NEED TO BE DISSOLVED AND REPLACED.  These are SS tactics.  Ask yourself, with the NSA watching all your communications and the FBI  busting in the doors to the friggin’ President… what chance do YOU have!

Long Live the Constitution!

The New Gestapo

Posted by Troy on 10th April 2018 in Current Events, Political

Hmmmm, isn’t it interesting how the very people who were calling Trump Hitler are the ones cheering the police busting into a lawyer’s office and taking papers?  This is some serious SS shit.  We are in a police state.  Think of an America where a judge will issue a warrant to go in and seize your lawyer’s notes?!  Holy shit!  Now, you can say, “But they can’t use them against you.”  Oh yah, sure.  I’m sure that they will get a disinterested third party to read through them all, sort through, and completely forget all that he read and not let people who what he read.  I’m sure that the knowledge gleaned from those notes won’t be used to hunt for additional crimes and misdemeanors.  Wink wink, nod nod, say no more.  No reason to be alarmed now.

Long Live the Constitution?

Why I Find David Hogg Pathetic

Posted by Troy on 29th March 2018 in Current Events, Political

We raise our fist in the air in celebration of violence!

People are “upset” that people are eluding to that he is Hitler.  They say “Look, Hitler’s hand is flat.  David clearly has his hand in the raised fist, the symbol of rebellion.  How dare you?”

I dare because the raise fist is saying, “Accept my worldview, or this fist is going to be in your face.”  It is the clear comment that there will be no persuasion.   The only discussion there will be is them telling you their view.  If you don’t see the wisdom of their words, there will be violence.  Such is the way of fascists.

Take the recent events.

The boy was complaining that he was changing the world and couldn’t get into his school of choice.  Laura Ingram commented that he didn’t have the scholastic aptitude to get into that particular school.  So what did he do?  Did he fight his own battle and engage her?  Nope!  He called upon the mindless mob.  “Boycott her sponsors!”

Look, kid…the sting of the rebuke is in its truth.  I wouldn’t have apologized to you.  She shouldn’t have apologized to you.  You have been a disrespectful brat.  Hell, if I acted that way when I was his age, my dad would have done the single worst thing I could imagine… He would have looked at me and said, “I am disappointed in you.”  You are a foul-mouth, ill-mannered brat.  That is the truth.  You were poorly raised.  Instead of standing up like a man, you summoned others to fight for you.

I will go one step further than Laura.  I don’t believe he is the least bit upset by the death of his classmates.  I don’t pick up anything that reads of sincere anguish in his mannerisms or his voice.  I only pick up a self-assured entitlement.  I firmly believe that he saw the events as his chance to launch himself into fame, get into his choice school, and eventually become a pundit or anchor.  I have no proof, but that’s how I read this kid.

You can say, “‘Awww, but he’s just a kid!  You can’t talk that way about him after what he went through!”

Well, which is it?  Is he a traumatized kid that doesn’t have wisdom or maturity?  Or is he some wise shaman, showing us the error of our ways?  You can’t have it both ways.  Either he’s a stupid kid, and you are using him to press your agenda, or he’s a man of wisdom.  He can’t be a man of wisdom when he’s telling us to abandon a Constitutional right and a traumatized child when we respond to his attacks on our freedom.

Now, why I think he’s pathetic.  I was bullied when I was young.  But I fought back with my wits and with my fist (when the bullying was of a physical nature).  I had a teacher growing up.  When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.  He lied about his age and fought at Iwo Jima when he was sixteen.  What does this kid do?  He insults.  He condescends.  He speaks in show-trials with a packed audience and friendly press.  He never puts himself on dangerous ground.  Whenever someone offers him the least bit of of a challenge, he calls upon others to fight his fights, to destroy them.  That is why he is pathetic, just like all fascists.

Long Live the Constitution!

Let’s Ban Knives Too

Posted by Troy on 27th March 2018 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

They asked a 13ish-year-old why he was marching for their lives.  He responded “My brother was shot.”

Okay, so if your brother was stabbed, shall we try to ban knives?

I know what you are going to say… “That… DIFFERENT!” which is pretty much the hallmark of someone that doesn’t have a good explanation for how they feel.

I think we can all agree that no one NEEDS a knife that is greater than 2″ in length.  With a little patience, a paring knife will do anything you need to do.  So why do we have to have this high capacity… sorry… longer knives?  For CONVENIENCE?  Because you  think it’s fun to cut huge swaths of meat?  YOU MAKE ME SICK!

Can we agree that personal tragedy is a stupid reason to make any legislation?  Every year, 20 babies fall into 5 gallon buckets and drown.  Do we make it a law that people have to bust these buckets in half or that they come with detachable bottoms to prevent such deaths?  Or do we accept that it’s a tragedy and feel sorry for the families that it happens to.

You may say, “You care more about your right to buy an AR-15 than about kids’s lives!”  But that is not the case.  I don’t want to ban the AR-15 because it wouldn’t really do anything.  If he couldn’t get an AR-15, he’d use shotguns and pistols or a host of other choices.  If guns were not available, a suicide vest or some other horrifying concepts would suffice.  So why should I give up my right when it will not accomplish ANYTHING?  Just to say “We did something!”  Yes… we did something useless and removed a right in the process.  That doesn’t seem a noble goal.  It seems more like an act of vanity than anything.

You say, “You have been brainwashed by the NRA!  They’re just a tool of the gun lobby!”  Nah.  I joined the NRA because I love and understand the 2nd Amendment and want it protected.  Frankly, if they are serving the gun lobby, I flat out don’t care.  All I care about is that the 2nd Amendment stay intact.  I didn’t embrace the 2nd Amendment because of the NRA.  I embraced the NRA because of the 2nd Amendment.  Get it straight.

You say, “We’re not talking about doing away with the 2nd Amendment!  We’re just walking about COMMON SENSE gun control.”  Well, most of what you call “common sense” actually wouldn’t solve a damn thing…so I kinda question if it is really common sense.  But here’s a serious question: “If it’s NOT about doing away with the 2nd Amendment… why are you demanding FEDERAL gun legislation?”  You see, the states can do pretty much whatever they want.  You mean to tell me that Miami, FL has the same needs as Cody, WY?  THEY DON’T.  Why not let them decide what gun laws make sense for them?  The greatest thing is that, in so doing, you don’t have to actually disregard the 2nd Amendment because states have a very large leeway in their gun regulations.  So why is it so very important that it happen at the Federal level?   Because the end goal is total disarmament.  And that is why we will never give an inch.

Long Live the Constitution!

Congressmen’s advice to women: “Don’t resist, just take it.”

Posted by Troy on 26th March 2018 in Current Events, Political

A congressman recently stated that the Second Amendment was outdated because small arms could not compete with jets and bombs.   So, I guess his advice to girls would be, “Look… he’s bigger and stronger than you.  Fighting will only make it worse.  Just lay back and take it…”

Now I will tear his argument apart:

1 – Congressmen that scoff at small arms in the hands of individual combatants should do the duties of our service members.  After all, Congressmen ask service members to sweep streets in Iraq/etc with small arms fire coming randomly out of windows, etc.  I am sure that, since small arm fire is no big deal, they would gladly switch places with our service members.

2 – It is asinine to think that a tyrannical government would bomb their populace.  The reason is that a tyrannical government views their populace, buildings, factories, etc as resources to be managed.  They have no problem with killing people (who would be considered more like cattle than individual human beings), but factories and buildings (etc) are expensive and have to be replaced and cut into their pockets.  How many tyrannical governments are there?  How often do you hear about them dropping bombs, wholesale, on an entire city?  Granted, there are times when a regime is in danger of dying (like in Syria), but by and large, this does not happen.  Granted, maybe this is because most populations are unarmed, so sending death squads into a city accomplishes the goal without having to destroy valuable real estate.

3 – The descent into tyranny does not go: “Okay we are now tyrannical… bomb the F_______ out of that city!”  If it did, I would hope that there would be a revolt in the ranks of the military and the military would depose the government.  A military coup is a bad thought, but I would like to think that an early attempt to move straight into bombing would be prevented by the military itself refusing to comply with the order.

4 – So you may ask: well, if you assume that the military wouldn’t bomb you, why do you think they would shoot you?  Dunno.  Ask blacks in Chicago about that.  Ask Native Americans about that.  Look, the military is made up of Americans.  If they were given an order to put down a insurrection, they would follow the order.  If the people are armed with rocks and the occasional illicit firearm, they would still do so.  Any deaths would be regrettable, but they would think that the random armed resister brought it on themselves.  There is a huge difference between this scenario and having to march through Atlanta where every single window becomes a potential sniper’s roost.  Where every corner and alleyway becomes a chance for ambushes or guerrilla warfare.  It would not take long under those circumstances for the military to turn against the oppressive government.

The Second Amendment is not outdated.

Long Live the Constitution!

Hoggin’ the Spotlight

Posted by Troy on 20th March 2018 in Current Events, Human Nature, Political

I am utterly sick of David Hogg (and Emma Gonzalez for that matter).  These two are utterly uninformed.  Insulated by those with an agenda in mind.  They pack panels of “victims” who happen to be kids.  Their scree can be summed up like this, “Guns should be banned!  You are not allowed to disagree with me because someone shot up my school!”  If they are feeling particularly disrespectful, they may say you have blood on your hands or that you’re the “bitch of the NRA.”

When I was in high school, I actually did a petition AGAINST gun control.  True story.  Yeah, I was an odd kid.  However, tons of other kids in my school signed it, pretty much anyone I asked.  My point?  Have ya noticed that 100% of school kids WANT gun control?  Wow!  That’s amazing!  100%…or so CNN would have ya believe.

If we let kids run the joint, we may have open borders or the age of consent being 12 or the drinking age being lowered to 13 or communism or any host of stupid ideas.  Frankly…we are the adults.  We run things.  We raise kids to be NEW adults.  When that happens, they get a say.  There’s a reason why it works this way.  Because, frankly, kids are unwise.  They have to grow in wisdom.  Letting the unwise rule is…well…unwise!

I’d challenge David or his ilk to an actual debate any day of the week.  I’d destroy them.

I do congratulate David in his pursuit to convert his personal tragedy into a career path.  I assume in another five years, he will be just another talking head blowing the hot, vapid air of opinion, devoid of any fact, but full of emotion.

Long Live the Constitution!

Hillary Betrays Herself

Posted by Troy on 13th March 2018 in Political

While speaking in Mumbi, India, Hillary had to defend why she lost.  Rather than say something like, “I am tragically unlikable,” which would have been at least self-aware, she instead decided to share how she viewed America.  Her comments make her “basket of deplorables” line look like pillow-talk.  Pay attention, because this is exactly how the political elite view us:

“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where [President Donald] Trump won. I win the coasts, I win you know Illinois, Minnesota, places like that.  But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.  You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights. You didn’t like women y’know, getting jobs, you don’t want, y’know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I’m gonna solve it.  So it was a symptom but it was also a cause because having someone run for president who voices those ideas, who rejects so much of the American story and our values, was also the underlying cause as well.”

Translation: “I won the parts of America that counts.  The rich part.  The educated part.  The rest of America is just backwards, racist scum.”  They didn’t hate her because she is an elitist bitch.  Nope.  They hated her because they were stupid racists.

Thank God she lost.  Thank God for Federalism!  Without Federalism, this is exactly how it would be: win the coast, screw the rest.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump’s Base

Posted by Troy on 1st March 2018 in Current Events, Political

Trump bragged about how he could shoot someone in Time’s Square and his base wouldn’t leave him.  That’s possibly true, but I will tell you this, Mr. Trump, they will leave you if you abandon the Second Amendment.  None of the laws being talked about would have prevented the mast majority of mass shootings.  These are basically infringements of Constitutional rights with no payoff.  Nothing they are suggesting would have prevented a mass shooting.  Mr. Trump, if you go against the Second Amendment, don’t bother running in 2020.  Your base will abandon you, and you will lose.  I assure you, they are way more loyal to the Second Amendment than to you.

Long Live the Constitution!

Trump vs the NRA…and the Constitution

Posted by Troy on 28th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

I’ll give the guy credit, when he decides to do something, he decides to do something.  However, I now officially disagree with a lot of what he is trying to do regarding guns.

I cannot advocate for an age restriction on all guns.  I might be willing to do so for “assault weapons,” but that really won’t change anything.  How many school shooters are over twenty-one?  How many bought their guns vs used their parents?  Even if you take that off the table, couldn’t they just use other guns?  I do not like the idea of an age restriction for all guns.  I’m sorry, once you are off on your own, you should be able to buy a gun for your own protection.  This is especially important for teen girls as a gun levels the playing field against rapists and other predators.

I do like the ability for someone to be flagged due to exposure to law enforcement or if multiple people petition the court due to concerns about safety.  However, under no circumstance can the government take the guns and then apply due process.  Due process must come first in a free society.

Trump is a solution oriented guy.  Honestly, these and his other suggestions shows that he is trying to come up with solutions.  He shoots from the hip, and there is a “common sense” aspect to taking someone’s guns immediately if you think they are an immediate threat.  However, I fear the government way more than the random crazy person.

I suspect that his base is letting Trump know how they feel about this issue.  Trump realizes that his base is the one calling the shots, not him.  I am sure that he will realize the error of his ways and walk it back.

Long Live the Constitution!

Of School Shootings and Economics

Posted by Troy on 27th February 2018 in Current Events, Political

I was discussing various safety measures with a friend who is a principal.  The thought occurred to me: If the cops went into the school, it would be best to launch into door nooks and behind lockers as they made their way into position to take out the shooter.  Well, maybe they should know the layout of the school.  You know what, they should run test runs over the summer so that they are familiar with the game plan and the layout.  And then I had a realization:

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS ARE RARE AS ____.

Sorry.  They are.  We have over 100,000 public schools in America.  We have over a hundred million weapons.  We have a handful of school shootings and most of those are targeted (ex-husband killing wife who is a teacher, kid shooting his bully, spurned lover, etc) not mass shootings like Parkland.

Let’s assume that we go with one security guard per school (which would be overkill in some schools and pathetic in others).  If we paid that security guard $30,000 a year, that would mean a cost to the taxpayers of $3,000,000 per year.

It’s rare, but let’s assume that every year 50 school kids (way overstated) are killed in these attacks.  Let’s assume that having these security guards shuts down any attempt to attack the kids (way overstated, I’m sure it’d only cut deaths 90% at best, but still).  So that means for a MERE $60,000,000 a year, we can save one child.

That’s…well, that’s pathetic.  Bear in mind that if you used $3,000,000 in food programs, medical treatment, water treatment, or a host of other areas, you could have a much greater impact.

Every choice is a cost benefit analysis.  I hate to say it, but Trump is right.  The only cost effective measure you can adopt is to allow teachers with CCWs to carry.  Anything else blows the cost benefit analysis and we are better off just accepting that these rare, tragic events are going to happen from time to time.

Let’s remember how rare these attacks are before we do anything stupid.

Long Live the Constitution!