Month: December 2018

The 83 Complaints Filed Against Kavanaugh Prove Beyond A Doubt

“Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building; it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists… it is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.”  ~Lewis Powell. Jr

Powerful symbols adorn the Supreme Court seemingly to reinforce that all the noble ideals they embody are real, and true.

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There were 83 complaints filed against Brett Kavanaugh by the middle of September 2018. Chief Justice John Roberts sent these to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Colorado to be reviewed. On December 18, 2018, all were dismissed by Chief Circuit Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich. Tymkovich’s decision to dismiss was based on Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh now being on the Supreme Court and thus Tymkovish didn’t have jurisdiction.

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The 83 complaints are very well written, with extensive details and documentation proving beyond a reasonable doubt that Kavanaugh is guilty of perjury, political bias, and improper Code of Conduct. Having emails that prove Kavanaugh lied under oath is damning, not to mentioned Kavanaugh’s inappropriate behavior being publicly televised and viewed by more than 20 million.

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The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s dismissal, cannot be the end of this grievous injustice. The Supreme Court building itself, the grounds and architecture, have strongly articulated exactly what the standards and expectations are for any Supreme Court Justice. Kavanaugh falls well below the bar.

Based on the complaints providing irrefutable facts that prove Kavanaugh’s guilt, and Chief Circuit Judge Timothy M. Tymkovich citing jurisdiction, the only path available is to annul Kavanaugh’s confirmation so that the complaints can be processed within the guidelines outlined by the Court of Appeals.

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Trump’s Alarming New “Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office”

What is the renaming of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office really about?

Mysteriously, on Friday 21 December 2018 – a tsunami news day following Defense Secretary Mattis’ abrupt resignation, and his chilling resignation letter being shared with the American public, followed by Congress and Trump’s intense battle over border security and funding the wall, which resulted in the entire country waiting with baited breath to see if the government would shutdown, which it did – there was a seeming innocuous little Trump tweet mixed in with all this high drama.

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This announcement deals with the most perilous of all subject matters, nuclear weapons, and can only be processed with a giant question mark.

The original Domestic Nuclear Detection Office reads like a fully integrated, multi-level massive program that has been fine-tuned over the past 16 years.

The new H.R. 7213 bill is very simple and direct and not a bill that anyone would necessarily pause and analyze. It’s presented as an office name change, just as Trump’s tweet indicates.

However, the link trump included in his tweet, with an official “Statement by the President,” dated Friday 21 December 2018, is anything but simple and direct. Trump’s abnormal letter leaves one to wonder whether this bizarre verbiage is being crafted as a counter strategy for Trump’s intense anti-Mueller, anti-Dem animus.

What does Trump mean when he declares, “My administration will treat this provision as advisory. I hope that consultation will be possible, and I recognize the benefits of working with congress on the ‘Securing the Cities’ program. Nevertheless, the Act’s mandatory consultation provision is not consistent with the Constitution’s separation of powers.”

Huh? What is Trump talking about?

Does this Presidential Statement carry any weight? Is it legally binding? It reads like a major power usurpation. In the original Domestic Nuclear Detection Office program, there’s no mention at all of the president being included in the decision making.

Further, the Presidential Statement goes on to state: “Section 2(g)(6) of the Act purports to require the Secretary of Homeland Security annually to provide a report to the Congress that includes recommendations for any necessary statutory changes regarding the CWMD Office, or, if no statutory changes are deemed necessary, an explanation of that conclusion. My administration will treat this provision in a manner consistent with Article II, section 3 of the Constitution, which provides the President the discretion to recommend to the Congress only ‘such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.’”

Trump’s Presidential Statement blatantly ignores Article 1, section 8, clause 1 of the U.S. Constitution, which mandates, “The Congress shall have the Power to… provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States.” This is common knowledge and has been referenced often during Trump’s presidency.

Unfathomably, Article II, section 3 is nothing more than an outline of how the Electoral vote determines the winner of a presidential election and thus clearly has no bearing on this subject matter.

This tweet seems like another “Severe” CODE RED warning to the American public, particularly Dems and the Mueller team. It actually reads like a threat.

 

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How to Remove a Senator from Office

Washington (GGM) Analysis | December 27, 2018

Removing a United States Senator or Congressional Representative from office is referred to as Expulsion. The process for expulsion is outlined at the beginning of the United States Constitution:

U.S. Constitution, Legislative Branch, Article 1, Section 5: …”Each House [of Congress]
may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member.”

So it takes two-thirds of either the Senate or the House to remove one of its members.

The very first Senator to be expelled, was a signer of the United States Constitution, Tennessee Senator William Blount – July 7, 1797. This was less than ten years after the Constitution was adopted. The offense? Treason. John Adams was President.

Thirteen other Senators were expelled in 1861 for supporting the “Confederate rebellion.”

In light of U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis’ resignation letter on Thursday December 20, 2018, one that immediately set off  alarm bells all over the world, it’s essential that we as a nation pause to take stalk. Mattis’ letter reads more like a Code-Red “SEVERE” Threat Level warning, than a simple resignation.

In fact, Mattis’ resignation came at the conclusion of a year of SEVERE warnings, conveyed through a litany of book releases by other patriotic military generals, former cabinet secretaries, and acclaimed political writers. Here are a few:

With this many distinguished leaders sounding the alarm, and with the president of the United States going unchecked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a few like-minded colleagues, the only course of action available to the extremely concerned American public in the upcoming months is that of knowing that the father of the Constitution, James Madison, provided the American public with an action plan for removing this type of barrier to our sovereignty.

These are extreme times. The writing is on the wall. We’ve been warned over and over and over again. The blue wave arrives on January 3, 2019 and will take control of the House, which brings great peace of mind. However, the Senate still remains in control of the Republican leader Senator Mitch McConnell who has consistently demonstrated his strong loyalty to Donald J. Trump and appears determined to maintain this same course of action in 2019.

With that in mind, knowing what counter moves we have available in the upcoming months, is sure to keep us on course as we proceed forward with removing one of the most severe national security threats our nation has ever faced.

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Border Solutions for $5 Billion | No Wall

In light of the hundreds of thousands of social media posts and tweets over the holiday weekend amidst the partial government shutdown, which occurred because of Trump’s willfully blind demand that $5 billion be earmarked to build a border wall, which the vast majority of us know is a futile mission considering how simple and easy it is to tunnel under, or climb over the wall – after all, where there’s a will there’s a way… and our ancestors certainly proved this when they crossed the Atlantic, or trekked across the Sierra Nevadas – it’s time to quickly brainstorm solutions since our president can’t.

Trump is obstinate. He’s not a flexible thinker. Trump latches onto an idea from last century, or in this case, from over a millennium ago, and refuses to let it go and sadly appears completely unable to adapt to reality. Because Trump’s thinking is cemented, he’s not the fittest to find a workable solution.

It’s time to drowned social media with bright ideas. This proposal is a work in progress, but solutions are only found by taking the first step.

Immigration and our AMERICAN PRINCIPLES:

  • Immigration is part of the American DNA, it’s what has enabled us to become a superpower of goodness that lights the world
  • We must open our doors to asylum seekers
  • We must have an efficient and effective path to citizenship
  • Dreamers must be protected
  • We must stop guns and drugs and the cartels from crossing the border, as well as other criminals

How to properly apply $5 Billion to securing our border, as well as maintain our American principles:

  • SUGGESTION: $5 Billion can be used for infrastructure
  • Many of the jobs created can be given to asylum seekers and migrants seeking citizenship
  • Back in the 1800’s, once the trans continental railroad was built, and the railway barons (Vanderbilt, Astor, Carnegie) dreamed of towns developing across the heartland, they went in search of immigrants and made deals with them to relocate to America to farm the heartland, offering homesteads, travel expenses and opportunity; more than five million Germans flooded in to what became known as “the German triangle
  • Why not do something similar with the current immigration crisis, create small communities, provide infrastructure job opportunities similar to what we did during the great depression when damns, bridges and highways were built through the WPA and the New Deal
  • If it worked then, it can certainly work now; it’s great to already have a blueprint to follow

This is a seed idea that needs to be watered, nurtured and given sunlight. Stamping it out without coming up with another idea is pointless. Five billion for the wall is also pointless.

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Disgraced Secretary of Interior Zinke, Gone | Who’s Bernhardt?

It’s the end of 2018, and embattled Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has officially moved out of his post amidst a spiraling storm of controversy surrounding endless ethics scandals:

  • Extravagant travel expenses for Zinke and his wife Lola at taxpayer expense
  • Violations of the ethics pledge Zinke signed in January 2017 before being confirmed as Secretary of the Interior
  • Montana Land deal while Secretary of Interior connected with Halliburton, personally benefitting Zinke
  • Consistently blending political events and official events, examples that include jetting off to luxurious destinations such as the Virgin Islands in support of gun-club
  • Attempt to remove the Interior’s Inspector General who was investigating Zinke

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Zinke rode into town on his horse back in 2017, literally, and is leaving in what amounts to a tornado of ethics violations… 18 formal investigation in all, according to Mother Jones on October 31, 2018.

So who’s been tapped to take Zinke’s place in light of all these controversies? Unfortunately, someone who appears to be cut from the same cloth as Zinke, Deputy United States Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt.

Already confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt could potentially step right in without delay. A power lobbyist for oil &  gas, as well as water in California’s Central Valley farm belt, Bernhardt is someone who’s worked closely with Nunes and the Central Valley’s wetlands and aligns himself with Nunes’ perspective.

Environmentalists have good reason to be very concerned about the Department of the Interior being led by this type of power broker with such strong ties to the oil & gas industry. Our National Parks are considered out most valuable natural resource, the heart of our trillion dollar tourism industry and must be protected without delay.

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Trump DC Hotel Lawsuit Moves Forward

The Constitution of the United States of America, Article I, Section 9 state: …”No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any king, Prince, or foreign State.”…

On December 4, 2018, just 3 weeks ago, amidst the tidal wave of Flynn and Cohen news, the AP reported that U.S. District Court DC Judge Peter J. Messitte approved subpoenas alleging Trump profited off the presidency.

The lawsuits were filed by two Attorney Generals, one in DC and the other in Maryland. After the judge approved the subpoenas, the AGs were able to move forward and subpoena twenty companies and government agencies.

It looks to be a very strong case:

  • According to the Washington Post, Saudi’s paid $270,000 to fund 500 nights at the Trump International Hotel in DC for U.S. veterans
  • The nightly rate for these stays, $768
  • USA Today reported that the Trump Organization earned $40.4 million in 2017, Trump’s first year in office
  • $350,000 was of this Revenue was from campaign funds, 60% of which came from RNC USA Today went on to state
  • Hotel’s guests included representatives from: Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and Kuwait
  • Numerous political events are held at the hotel, including one funded by the Philippine government
  • Trump is obligated to donate foreign government profits to the US Treasury, in light of the emoluments clause, but trump only donated $151,470 without supplying any documentation
  • Senator Blumenthal of Connecticut is actively involved in monitoring Trump’s International DC Hotel, along with the representatives of foreign governments who stay there, as well as the two lawsuits filed against Trump relating to profiting from his presidency

It’s been two years and Trump hasn’t be able to put this conflict to rest. Instead, it’s grown that much more significant, especially in light of Jamal Khashoggi’s grisly murder and how much Saudi money is tied into Trump’s DC hotel.

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The Ha Ha Border Wall & Our Founding Fathers

There have been borders and boundaries and enemies since the beginning of time. It seems that Trump would have us believe that borders, and citizens from foreign countries crossing borders, are a brand new phenomenon. These issues have all been worked out before, so why is this difficult for Trump?

In 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams were enthralled with a sensational discovery they made while meandering through a British garden where they nearly stumbled into a Ha Ha, (originally, the French stated “Ooh-la-la” when they first saw this innovative border solution; the British shortened it to Ha Ha).

During the mid-to-late 1600’s, the Royal Society of London became passionately consumed with botany and horticulture. Landowners had always grown their own crops to feed their families, and raised their own farm animals. They created utility gardens for these necessities. But with the advent of the botanical age, they were eager to add an ornamental garden to their landscape, and struggled to find a solution for keeping the farm animals away from their ornamental masterpieces. They didn’t want barrier walls that would block the views of the flowering shrubs and trees and colorful flower beds. A creative problem solver came up with the clever idea to dig a ditch that would keep the animals on the utility side of the garden without blocking the views of the ornamental side.

Resourceful, flexible thinking usually nets excellent results. Trump is a complete 180 from our Founders. Is there any way to bend Trump’s rigid, cemented opinion?

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Trump’s Miserable Christmas Eve

It’s Monday Christmas eve, and across the globe Christians are stopping our busy lives for a brief moment to gather with family and friends and reflect on why Christ came to earth, and what his message was to humankind. Treat others the way you want to be treated immediately comes to mind.

It’s humbling to assess Christ’s example, and ponder personal choices, particularly over the past twelve months, and measure how they compare to the expectations of the higher being up above. It’s heartening to know we can keep on improving in the upcoming days and months, at a steady pace, one day at a time.

Emotional sentiments are really the magic of Christmas, particularly Christmas Eve as we eagerly await – with high hopes – the wonder and excitement of December 25.  For me, Silent Night by the Temptations is the distinctive symbolic expression that immediately conjures up all the deep, warm feelings, woven throughout a lifetime, that grounds the human spirit and strengthens a commitment to do what’s right.

It seems so clear this holiday season that the immediate threat to all things good, is the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Checking his Twitter feed to see if he’d been doing any soul searching this Christmas Eve, especially in light of the #TrumpShutdown, on the heels of the most frightening weeks in recent American history, it’s troubling to see further proof of Trump’s evilness… and yet encouraging all the same. Evil is exactly why Christ came to earth over two thousand years ago. To set the example for how to overcome evil, and keep hope alive in this pursuit.

An evil soul is always miserable. Clearly Trump is that. His Christmas Eve 2018 Twitter feed reveals a troubled, twisted mind. Trump doesn’t seem to have a conscience, so he doesn’t process shame or guilt, instead he rants, raves, lashes out and points fingers. Trump provides a great example of what Herod must have been like during Christ’s time.

The tweets are in chronological order beginning very early in the morning and running through the day. How can he possibly begin tweeting at 6:31 AM?

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Our enemies across the world must do this every day… collects all the tweets and interpret. Psychological analysis is the reason Putin has been so successful at manipulating Trump. Putin likely began psych analysis more than a decade ago.

The Christmas gift America needs right now is Mueller’s Report, or better yet… Mueller’s indictment of President Donald J. Trump.

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Dem’s Innovative Border Security Plan

The Democrats have proposed a very sophisticated, efficient, and economical security plan that will bring us forward in successfully accomplishing the mission of stronger security along our Southern border. President Trump apparently refuses to consider these innovative ideas.

We’re all familiar with the invisible fence created for our pets; these have existed for decades, ever since it was invented in 1973. The infinitesimal expense – especially when compared to the cost of a stone or concrete wall lining residential property, or even a wooden fence for that matter – in addition to the aesthetic advantages, have made invisible fences a very successful consumer product.

Ranchers have also been resourceful in coming up with innovative solutions in containing cattle and horses; and farmers are very creative in their methods of keeping predators away from crops. For example:

  • Invisible fence for Cattle – all that’s required are two components, the charger and the fence wire
  • Guard animals – Many farmers rely on guard animals to keep predators away from crops, examples: llamas, donkeys and dogs

With these proven solutions in mind, it makes sense that many lawmakers are thinking along these line for our Southern border. The options currently being floated by the Democrats, some of which were outlined by Senator Durbin on Meet the Press December 23, 2018 include:

  • Fund the Z Portal to dramatically increase the scanning of trucks and cars coming across border, we currently only screen approximately one out of five cars and trucks
  • Integrated Fixed Towers (IFT) system, “with radar, day and night cameras, and thermals imaging” to monitor thousands of miles of border; used along the border between Israel and Palestine
  • Predator Drone Aircraft, certain areas along the border in Texas are currently using this type of equipment for monitoring the border that the military brought back from Afghanistan

There are clearly many technological advancements that make border control much more simple and more advanced than the medieval stone wall of the 14th century that Trump is demanding.

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McConnell Most Responsible for Climate Change

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell was first elected to the United States Senate in 1984. After serving five terms, he was re-elected to a sixth in 2014. He steadily rose the ranks to various leadership positions:

  • National Republican Senatorial Committee | 1998 – 2000
  • Majority Whip | 2003 – 2005, 108th Congress
  • Minority Leader | 2006 – 2014
  • Majority Leader | 2014 – present

The global temperature in 1984, when McConnell was first elected, was 14.10 Celsius / 57.38 Fahrenheit. During the thirty-four years since then, the global temperature has risen to approximately 14.8 Celsius / 58.64 Fahrenheit, more than half of one full degree. Numerous urgent international global warming warnings have spanned the past three plus decades; McConnell was present for every single one of these. In his leadership capacity, McConnell had the unmistakable, repeated opportunity to rally support and Legislative action to curb the rise in global temperature, but he chose to shun responsibility, bury his head in the sand and aggressively promote the fossil fuel industry. His campaigns have received a stunning $2,151,444 from Oil & Gas industries.

Timeline of Global Warming Warnings During McConnell’s Tenure in the Senate:

  • 1985Villach Conference | Consensus amongst experts, global warming inevitable, calls on governments to “consider international agreements to take action to restrict emissions”
  • 1987Montreal Protocol of the Vienna Convention | “imposes international restrictions on emissions of ozone-destroying gases”
  • 1988Toronto Conference | “calls for strict, specific limits on greenhouse gas emissions; UK Prime Minister Thatcher is first major leader to call for action”
  • 1989Global Climate Coalition established | created by “fossil-fuel and other U.S. industries to tell politicians and the public that climate science is too uncertain to justify action”
  • 1990 First IPCC Report | “world has been warming and future warming is likely”
  • 1992Rio de Janeiro Conference | “produces UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, but U.S. blocks calls for serious action”
  • 1995Second IPCC Report | “detects ‘signature’ of human-caused greenhouse effect warming”
  • 1997Kyoto Protocol | “setting targets for industrialized nations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (rejected by U.S. senate in advance)”
  • 2000Global Climate Coalition dissolves | “as many corporations grapple with threat of warming, but Oil lobby convinces U.S. administration to deny problem”
  • 2001Third IPCC Report | “global warming, unprecedented since the end of the last ice age, is ‘very likely,’ with highly damaging future impacts”
  • 2004 – “First major books, movie, and art work featuring global warming appear”
  • 2005Kyoto Treaty | “signed by major industrial nations except U.S.”
  • 2006“An Inconvenient Truth” documentary | “persuades many but sharpens polarization”
  • 2007Fourth IPCC Report | “warns that serious effects of warming have become evident”
  • 2009Copenhagen Conference | “fails to negotiate binding agreements,” hopes fade of “avoiding dangerous future climate change”
  • 2015Paris Agreement | 196 nations/state parties “pledge to set targets for their own greenhouse gas dust and to report their progress” | McConnell sends letter “urging states not to comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan”
  • 2017 – McConnell succeeds at urging Trump to pull United States out of Paris Agreement
  • 2018Katowice Climate Change Conference COP24 | “leaders reach deal bolstering Paris Agreement,” but not United States, “U.S. held event promoting fossil fuels

In a stunning rebuke of the 800 million people across the globe who are impacted by global warming, McConnell has consistently corralled his senate colleagues, and now the current president, to maintain staunch opposition to the science behind the global warming warnings. Despite the scientific facts, and the yearly physical proof that climate change is a reality, McConnel persists at denying the research and guidance of experts, and plows forward with legislating in conflict with the damaging impact of climate change reality.

Unfortunately, McConnell’s thirty-four years representing Kentucky in DC have not proven to be a career of public service, but rather of self-service. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, and many millions are at stake.

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