A conversation between President Trump and the newly elected Ukrainian President, who campaigned on ending corruption in Ukraine somehow became an impeachable offense.
When news of the “Whistle-blower” who really wasn’t came out, Trump surprised nearly everyone and released the transcript of the call, which is Classified at minimum, by definition.
I have read the transcript, and although somewhat clunky, it is exactly how I’d want our commander In Chief to interact with another Head of State.
I want to know who will be prosecuted under the Espionage Act for releasing a biased summary of the call.
No matter, Nancy Pelosi, who just months ago stated that impeachment should not be pursued unless there was a clear reason, with bi-partisan support, or else it would tear our country apart allowed a vote yesterday which allowed Adam Schiff to continue to do just that.
The official Impeachment Inquiry vote simply allows Schiff to keep on doing what he has been doing behind closed doors in a SCIF room for viewing classified information, even though none of this testimony is actually classified. He just doesn’t want you or me to see the testimony.
He has no issues with leaking whatever he thinks is detrimental to Trump.
I still haven’t seen any evidence of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” In fact, there has been no mention of a crime of any sort. Clinton actually committed crimes. Nixon was accused of committing crimes by a cover-up before he resigned. Trump? Still no crime, so I guess that Pelosi, Nadler and Shiff will simply invent a crime.
I have to laugh about how ridiculous a congratulatory phone call to the newly installed President of Ukraine has somehow become an impeachable offense, according to Trump Derangement Syndrome Democrats, and a couple Republicans to boot. I have said for months now, if you want to impeach Trump, go for it, introduce Articles of Impeachment and vote on it. Pelosi does not want to do that just yet, because there are no “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” to charge him with. So I guess they will just make some stuff up.
CBS, and likely every other outlet other than Fox News is all about it, facts be damned.
Um, yes. “I did not review a transcript or written notes, but the official informed me that they exist.”
Trump released the transcript of the phone call. What CBS is not reporting is that the Ukraine reopened the Burisma investigation last March, before Zelenskyy was even elected. The phone call was mostly a congratulatory call, and everything about the call was exactly what I would expect for a conversation between heads of state.
•The President asserted that “it all started in Ukraine,” referring to the allegations of foreign interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the subsequent investigation into the Trump campaign’s contact with Russian individuals
It did all start in Ukraine, by those who wished to interfere in our election to elect Hillary. This is how Manafort resigned and was charged, even though the FBI looked at it earlier and said nothing to see here. John and Tom Podesta also were up to their necks in the Ukraine, yet no one seems to be investigating the Podesta Group. They dissolved it shortly after Manafort was bum-rushed by Mueller and Andrew Weissman.
A 16 YO says: “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.”
I say, whose fault is it that she “feels fear”? I suggest it is solely due to a politicized scientific hoax perpetuated by politicians and educators in order to institute even more central government control by the ruling class over peoples lives and life-style. Of course, at 16, she is obviously too ignorant to realize that.
Our planet has not warmed significantly over the last two decades. It has pretty much flat-lined, in fact. That doesn’t stop the warming alarmists from spreading lies as fact, with the result that our youth are getting worked up into a panicked frenzy. It’s a marxist trap.
Our earth has been warming for roughly the last four or five hundred years after emerging from the Little Ice Age. That is a good thing too. Many geologists and climatologists say that we are over-due for another little ice age, and that is far more scary to me than a degree or two of warming over the next century.
Do you want to eliminate green house gases? We’d all be dead, life on earth would cease to exist. 95% of GHG is simply water vapor. You know, clouds. Vegetation loves CO2 as well. It is not a pollutant, CO2 is the basis for life on earth. Animals, including mammals like us, eat carbon-based stuff, inhale oxygen, and oxidize the food which is exactly the same as a bonfire, in order to use the nutrients and energy contained. We exhale CO2 as a by-product.
Plants, on the other hand, strip the carbon out of CO2 as a food source, and release the O2, oxygen. Plants love CO2. It’s the circle of life, literally. While we have been increasing CO2 from 300 PPM to 400 PPM, commercial greenhouses typically increase CO2 to 1200 PPM. Our planet earth has seen many times with much higher levels of CO2 than 400 PPM.
It would be a good thing if we end the man-caused global scare-mongering concerning this issue. Now.
The 1924 Democratic National Convention was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which was not air-conditioned. They convened on June 24, and did not come up with a nominee until July 9, after 103 ballots. A summer heat wave also happened.
Over 60 names were eventually placed in nomination, the DNC rules demanded a 2/3 majority vote to win nomination. A resolution in the platform to condemn the KKK failed to pass by one vote. There were at least 300 Klansman delegates, maybe more, who all supported the Prohibition and McAdoo from California. The other major nominee was Al Smith from New York. He was in favor to repeal Prohibition, and was also a Catholic.
The Klan was a huge movement at the turn of the 20th century. They saw themselves as defenders of Christianity, suppressing blacks and other inferior peoples, like Jews and Catholics. Nearly all were Democrats, and many local elected politicians, as well as some national politicians were members wearing a white hood at night. The Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party in effect. Not all Democrats, mind you, but large enough to wield huge power in the 20s and 30s.
The Klan held a Patriot party for NY, NJ, and PA on July 4, where they burned effigies of Al Smith, and had a baseball toss carnival type thing. 20,000 were in attendance. At the time, the Klan was not confined to the deep south. They were, however, confined to Democrats.
By the third day the Washington Post was reporting “Delegates in Fist Fights on Floor Over Klan.”
Al Smith and his anti-prohibition forces had the whiskey flowing, while McAdoo and his pro-prohibition delegates piously called for divine retribution against the “big city wets.” (~McAdoo was the Klan supported nominee. The Klan did not hold a high opinion of Catholics, either)
“The deadlock that developed might as well have between the Pope and the Imperial Wizard of the KKK, so solidly did the Catholic delegates support Smith and the Klan delegates support McAdoo.” Some reporters claimed even the prohibition forces were drunk by this point.
I’ve been railing against the invasion of illegal aliens for thirty years. Walls are dumb, they have been around for at least 4000 years because they work. President Trump and the Republicans in Congress need to hold out until they can pass legislation and appropriations to secure our border. Defending our nation is the first order of business, it’s far past time to actually do it.
The McAllen southern Texas Sector has only about half of the border fenced or barriers installed. It is no wonder that 96% of their apprehensions occur in the western area with no barrier. This single sector of our southern border makes around 700 or more apprehensions each week. Drug cartels insert “migrants” who turn themselves in to the Border Patrol, while at the same time they are smuggling drugs a few miles away.
A wall alone will not solve the problem, we also need to eliminate the magnets that draw alien invaders to begin with. We should start with bogus asylum policies which as it stands today means that anyone Other Than Mexican with one foot on our soil can claim asylum. Illegally crossing our border purely for economic reasons is not grounds to claim asylum. Demonstrating good reason that the government that you’re fleeing will kill, imprison or otherwise persecute you, however is good grounds. That is not the case for 99% of these illegal invaders.
With 750,000 back-logged asylum cases awaiting a hearing, over a three year wait, ICE has no choice but to release those apprehended on our soil, after issuing a notice to appear. Less than 10% ever show up to their hearing, and are ruled deported, even though we have no idea really who they are or where they are at. We need to set up INS courts in each of the 14 border sectors and fast-track the hearings within two weeks. End catch & release.
With medical care, education and in many cases housing, the costs to taxpayers are skyrocketing. Illegal aliens in many respects have more rights than American citizens.
Finally, nothing will change significantly unless our willy-nilly policy of granting birth-right citizenship to anyone born in the USA is ended. Contrary to what many believe, the 14th Amendment has never granted citizenship based solely on the fact that a child was born in the USA. Granting citizenship status to all is a fairly recent phenomina. The Supreme Court, nor any lower court has never ruled on it either. This is perhaps the biggest magnet of all, and it is not limited solely to illegal aliens. Legal aliens here on visas of any sort also take advantage of our idiocy.
The law requires the POTUS to cite why there is a National Emergency when declaring a National Emergency and allows Congress to terminate it in 180 day intervals with a Resolution from both the House and the Senate.