Dems Weak for 2016

I’ve written about the many potential candidates for the Republicans. So to be “fair” let’s consider the potential Democratic candidates.

Hillary - what difference does it makeMuch has been made of a Coronation for Hillary with no rivals. That may change as more and more is known of the curious donations to the Clinton Foundation by foreign countries possibly wanting favors from her position at the State Dept. There are also investigations going on regarding her emails being stored in her home rather than on government servers and her deletions of 30,000 of those emails. The Clintons have had many such scandals in their entire past, so she may survive these as well.

Elizabeth WarrenThe extreme far left portion of the party want Elizabeth Warren to run. She’s the one that some people call “Fauxchohauntus” because she wrongly claimed to be part Indian due to ‘high cheekbones’. She’s also known for her agreement with Obama that “you didn’t build that … the government did”.

Next we have Uncle Joe, the current VP. With all his gaffes, few take it seriously that Joe will run but his name is being bantered about. He provides many laughs as VP but not sure we want that trait in a POTUS.
Creepy Uncle Joe

Al Gore frozenWhen Hillary began to implode, some people even threw out Al Gore’s name. Remember him … he invented the Internet! He also leaves his mega-$ mansion to fly in one of his planes to tell Americans they need to reduce their carbon footprint to prevent global warming.

The next year should be LOTS of fun!!!!

What’s Happening to Patriotism?

I’m really bothered about an unpatriotic trend against our Flag, Old Glory. The Pledge of Allegiance has already been decimated. This week the UC Irvine campus has a small group of students who want the American Flag removed because it might offend students from other countries. I’ll withhold my thoughts on that!!!!!

Last weekend, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s march across the Selma bridge was televised. On Twitter, a number of people spotted an important difference to MLK’s march to this year’s march. Two photos were tweeted and retweeted as they quickly spread throughout the Twittersphere.

Here are the two photos. Can you spot what the difference is that riled up Tweeps???

MLK’s Selma March – American Flags

MLK's Selma

Obama’s Selma March – No Flags

Obama's Selma

What a difference 50 years made!

Stop those #!@%&# bogus spam phone calls

Do you get those bogus spam phone calls where no one answers? I used to get a lot of them when I had a Blackberry and a business number. These are the calls with an area code you don’t recognize. When you answer, there is either dead air or it’s a mad womanspammer wanting personal info. With the Blackberry, I was unable to download a call-blocker to hang up on them. So I assigned them a name of ‘Spam’ and eventually I had nearly 100 numbers so identified so I wouldn’t answer when they called.

I now no longer have a business number so it’s only my cell phone. The number of bogus calls has lessened but not stopped. Now that I have an Android phone, I checked into the various call blocker apps. Someone on Twitter had suggested “MR NUMBER“. Since it was free, I downloaded it.

It’s been GREAT! I entered – and continue to enter – the bogus numbers as they call. “MR NUMBER” not only stops the numbers I entered, they also identify known spam numbers and block them. Another feature I like is that I can choose to send the call to voice mail or to simply hang up. I wanted the hang-up feature since I didn’t want voice mail indicating they reached a ‘real’ number. It offers other features as well.

If you have trouble with these spam phone calls, you might want to check out this app.

Does Your Representative Uphold The Constitution?

In the 2014 election, Republican voters sent a loud and clear message to politicians that they weren’t supportive of the Obama administration and that they wanted his unconstitutional actions (executive orders) stopped. The Constitution set up three EQUAL branches: Executive (President), Legislative (Congress) and Judicial (Supreme Court). The President does not have power to “make law”. His power is to execute the laws that Congress makes.

A Federal Judge has put a stay on Obama’s illegal executive order to grant amnesty to illegal aliens plus, give them drivers’ licenses and Social Security numbers. With the SS# they can also file taxes and receive earned income credits. There is also the likelihood that they would vote, even though they’re not citizens.

Obama’s Amnesty Executive Order falls under the authority of the Dept of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement. The issue became a hot topic when Congress was deciding on their vote for funding the DHS. The House of Representatives passed a bill to fund all of DHS except the Amnesty portion. The Senate was unable to come to agreement, so Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surrendered and took the amnesty exception out of the bill. It then went back to the House for another vote where yesterday Representatives voted to fund an Un-Constitutional Executive Order.

Conservatives, who believe the Constitution should be upheld and who believe elected officials should abide by their oaths, were outraged!

It’s fairly easy to see if your representative voted for or against the Constitution.

  1. Find your State’s Representatives at the House website
  2. Find your State’s Senators at the Senate website 
  3. Find how your House Representative voted on the DHS funding at Heritage Action

I checked to see how the Representatives from Ohio voted. I wanted to know if they upheld their oath to ‘protect and uphold the Constitution’. A ‘Yes‘ vote means they voted to fund the un-Constitutional Amnesty. A ‘No‘ vote meant they upheld the Constitution. The ‘Cons %’ is a grade that Heritage Action gives to Congress for upholding Conservative Values. The higher the %, the more they support Conservative/Constitutional Values.

These Reps caved & voted to fund an un-Constitutional law …

Name Party Cons %
Speaker John Boehner R -
Pat Tiberi R 53%
Michael Turner R 52%
Steve Stivers R 49%
Tim Ryan D 16%
Marcia Fudge D 15%
Marcy Kaptur D 11%

These Reps stood strong & voted to NOT fund an un-Constitutional law …

Name Party Cons %
Jim Jordan R 93%
Steven Chabot R 83%
Brad Wenstrup R 74%
Robert Latta R 67%
Bob Gibbs R 56%
Bill Johnson R 54%
Jim Renacci R 54%
Dave Joyce R 44%

If you don’t like how your Representative votes, write or call them. Too often they forget that they work for US!!!
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By the way, on the Senate side, Sen Rob Portman has a score of 63% but Sen Sherrod Brown has a score of only 4%.

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Can Obama “alert” your phone?

A couple weeks ago I gave up my decade long use of Blackberry phones. It was a tough decision, but my old 3G phone was acting up plus there were a couple apps I wanted that I couldn’t load to the Blackberry.

So I got an Android. As I was removing all the Google apps – not an easy task – I came across one app called EMERGENCY ALERT.

Emergency Alerts app

Click to enlarge

There are 4 alerts but only 3 can be ‘checked’ or ‘unchecked’. You’ll notice in the photo that the top alert is ‘grayed-out’ meaning I can’t choose to unclick it. It says: Presidential alert – Mandatory alert.

Think about the times we might get an alert from the current Prez.

  • Nuclear war from Iran, Russia or Korea – kiss your arse goodbye!
  • An alert that he’s set up martial law.
  • An alert that he’s now the Dictator.
  • Distribute propaganda.

I tweeted about this and received a number of comments from people who DID NOT like this. The I-Phone people said they had the Emergency Alerts app but that the Presidential Alert wasn’t on their phone. I guess Obama has more influence with Google than with Apple.

The reason this is so disturbing is that we have lost so many of our freedoms with Obama’s tenure and those of us who read “1984” see this as an another intrusion. I hate to think how the FCC’s Net Neutrality Law will control what we can see and write!!

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Hollywood is irrelevant

I seldom watch the Oscars because I just don’t find the show very interesting and it’s WAY too long. What other industry or profession makes such a big deal to reward themselves for ‘doing their job’!  I’m also not a movie-goer so there’s that.

I didn’t watch last night but was interested in knowing whether the loony liberals would give any awards to American Sniper. It was a movie that I did bother to see like millions of other patriots. I thought it was outstanding and Bradley Cooper’s performance was amazing!

AmericanSniper
Hollywood likes money so one would think that the record-setting $320 million receipts would have been rewarded. I heard this morning that the movie grossed more than the other 7 movies combined that were nominated for Best Picture.

However, Hollywood proved once again that they’re irrelevant by totally snubbing a non-lib movie, only awarding it one Oscar for “sound”. Let’s be honest … the movie was snubbed because it was about George W’s war and because Clint Eastwood did that very funny ‘chair routine’ at the Republican Convention.

There is some payback. Oscar viewership was a 6-year low with a 16% drop in viewers versus 2014. So Hollywood not only favors movies that people don’t want to watch, they also reward themselves at a show America doesn’t want to watch either.
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