Monday, March 23, 2015

Home Court Advantage Ignored

Congress.org presents: M E G A V O T E, March 9, 2015, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:
Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Keystone XL Pipeline - Veto
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations– Motion to Recede and Concur
  • House: Amtrak Reauthorization – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015

Recent Senate Votes:
Keystone XL Pipeline - Veto Vote Not Sustained (62-37, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate's vote to override President Obama's Feb. 24, 2015 veto of the bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state failed.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
At some point the Democrats are going to have to answer for there obstructionist behavior. It does not make sense, and it is costing this country in terms of internal growth.  Controlling the refined products is a benefit to the country.

Recent House Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations– Motion to Recede and Concur Vote Passed (257-167, 9 Not Voting)
The House agreed to a motion made by Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho., to recede from the House amendment and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (HR 240) that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The motion cleared the bill for the president.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Fuck Congress, fuck the whole fucking lot of the scumbag mother fuckers. They lie they posture and then they bend over like the pussy whipped little chicken shits that they are.

Amtrak Reauthorization – Passage Vote Passed (316-101, 15 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would reauthorize Amtrak through fiscal 2019, and restructure funding according to Amtrak's major lines of business. It would authorize funds for Amtrak operating expenses in the Northeast corridor at the following levels: $439 million for fiscal 2016, $464 million for fiscal 2017, $480 million for fiscal 2018 and $498 million for fiscal 2019; and for Amtrak operating expenses within the national network at the following levels: $973 million for fiscal 2016, $974 million for fiscal 2017, $985 million for fiscal 2018 and $997 million for fiscal 2019.
Rep. David Scott voted YES

Upcoming Votes:
Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 - S.625
The bill would provide for congressional review and oversight of agreements relating to Iran’s nuclear program, and for other purposes.
Pick the worst outcome, the President will advocate it and the House of Representatives will get bitch slapped into approving it.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Letter to My Senator

By way of Numbers USA, sending a recommended letter to Georgia's elected Senators.
Dear Senator,
Please ensure that Loretta Lynch understands that immigration laws exist to protect a country's workers. And ask her to pledge that she will enforce immigration laws passed by Congress so that Americans don't have to compete for jobs with foreign citizens who have overstayed visitor visas or crossed our borders illegally.
The Attorney General nominee's comments on these matters before the Senate Judiciary Committee were not reassuring. 
She was asked who has more of a right to a job in this country, an illegal immigrant or U.S. citizens and legal immigrants. She refused to give priority to Americans, saying that all individuals in the United States "regardless of their status -- I would prefer that they be participating in the workplace ." 
She and a Justice Department official later indicated that illegal aliens do not have a right to U.S. jobs IF they lack a work permit. But if a President chooses to give illegal aliens work permits they apparently have rights equal to those of Americans to U.S. jobs, in nominee Lynch's view. Given ample opportunity before the committee, she declined to disagree with the ability of a President to ignore the will of Congress and give work permits to millions of illegal aliens to compete directly with struggling American workers. 
Will you demand that the next Attorney General recognize the role that immigration policy has in protecting American workers from foreign labor competition, especially in this time of declining real wages and the lowest labor participation rates in decades? Will you demand that the next Attorney General enforce immigration laws on the books to the fullest extent possible?
Respectfully,
Why is it that wrong is right to the players in this administration.  Have said it before and reaffirm no, political liberalism in the United States is an expression of self loathing.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Senate Leader Pussification

Congress.org presents: MEGAVOTE, March 2, 2015, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes:

  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution – Passage
  • House: Education Savings Plan Expansion – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015
  • House: Secret Science Reform Act of 2015
  • House: Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act

Recent Senate Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations - Passage Vote Passed (68-31, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate passed a bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The bill would include $12.6 billion for Customs and Border Protection; $6 billion for Immigration and Customs Enforcement; $7.2 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, including fees; $10 billion for the Coast Guard; $1.7 billion for the Secret Service; and $10.8 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including $6.4 billion for emergency disaster relief.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted NO
Sen. David Perdue voted NO
Booooooo!  
I would have no problem with it if a bus carrying the leaders of the House and the Senate, went off a bus into a ravine. They were placed in the leadership largely because of the animus middle America has for a Congress that ignores the will of the people.  How do react, with resentment and willful antagonism towards the citizens that they promised to support. They lied, they lied, they lied, and for what purpose to abet the illegal residency of wetbacks.
And as for my own Senators, I have little doubt that if the Chamber of Commerce needed their vote they'd have pig-piled as soon as asked.

Recent House Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Homeland Department Continuing Resolution – Passage Vote Failed (203-224, 6 Not Voting)
The House rejected a joint resolution that would make further continuing appropriations for the Homeland Security Department for fiscal 2015. The measure would extend funding for the department for three weeks, through March 19, 2015.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Who gives a shit anyway, writing about them makes little sense. Its time to start throwing rocks.

Education Savings Plan Expansion – Passage Vote Passed (401-20, 11 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would permanently expand the use of "529" educational savings plans by allowing tax-free distributions for students to buy computers and software. It also would eliminate the requirement that multiple 529 accounts held by a beneficiary be treated as a single account and exempt from taxation any amounts that are refunded from colleges as long as the beneficiary re-contributes the funds back into a 529 account within 60 days.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
I think David Scott has a good future as the next Democratic Senator from Kentucky.

Upcoming Votes:
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 - H.R.240
The Senate is scheduled to work on this bill that would make appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes.
If you don't already know, they caved, with hardly a whimper.  About the most disgusting thing I've seen since the Democrats high fived each other after stuffing Clinton's impeachment.

Secret Science Reform Act of 2015 - H.R.1030
The bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or assessments based upon science that is not transparent or reproducible.
The secretary of the department has publicly stated that they are racing to institute news regulations before the President's term is up. Good for them, the Speaker will just pussy out anyway, no sense following anything like the separation of powers described in the Constitution.  The President is just writing law, illegally and getting away with it.

Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act - H.R.294
This House bill would amend title 38, United States Code, to authorize the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to enter into contracts and agreements for the transfer of veterans to non-Department medical foster homes for certain veterans who are unable to live independently.
I think that Veteran's Hospital should have all of the care necessary to address the physical traumas. Then all other issues should be insured by the DoD and covered at the hospital of their choice.
Less government is the key here.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

You Didn't Build That

Congress.org presents MegaVote, February 17, 2015, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Child Pornography Victims Restitution - Passage
  • House: Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage
  • House: Small Business Tax Extenders – Passage

Both chambers are in recess this week.
Recent Senate Votes:
Child Pornography Victims Restitution - Passage Vote Passed (98-0, 2 Not Voting)
The Senate passed a bill that would expand restitution for victims of child pornography. The bill would expand a victim's losses to include medical services, therapy, rehabilitation, transportation, child care and lost income. It also would allow defendants who have contributed to the same victim's losses to spread the cost of restitution among themselves and establish minimum award levels for certain offenses.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
This sounds like a state's issue, but today what's the distinction, the Congress lets the President usurp, why shouldn't Congress turn and act like a tough guy to the next weakest kid on the block.

Recent House Votes
Keystone XL Pipeline – Passage, Vote Passed (270-152, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state. It also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
When this all gets arranged and everything is working, the country can turn to the President and say "you didn't build that"! At least Congressman Scott voted with some common sense here. 

Small Business Tax Extenders – Passage Vote Passed (272-142, 18 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would that would make permanent increased expensing limitations in the tax code that allow small businesses to deduct up to $500,000 of their equipment costs for a maximum of $2 million worth of property. The bill would make permanent the reduced recognition period for S corporations under which they could be taxed for sales of certain assets. It would make permanent a tax break for the charitable contributions of S corporations and allow them to qualify for the same tax exemptions that apply to individuals for charitable contributions.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
These are for pretty small businesses, and those are the ones that react quickly to opportunity. ANYTHING that cuts business taxes should be approved.  Shift to the Fair Tax or a Flat tax, there has got to be some trust in the what expected costs are to invest. David Scott, you have it wrong on this one.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Hey Obama

THIS IS WHAT THE CRUSADES WERE ABOUT
STOPPING MUSLIMS FROM KILLING CHRISTIANS

21 Egyptian Christians executed in Islamic State video - The Long War Journal



And if you didn't burn that massive intellect on speaking of fables and novels as historical fact, you would know the difference.

Disgusting.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

Change the Rule

Congress presents the MegaVote, on February 9, 2015, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District.
Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations – Cloture
  • House: Healthcare Overhaul Repeal – Passage
  • House: Small Business Regulatory Revisions – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Botticelli Nomination
  • House: Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act
  • House: America Gives More Act
  • House: America's Small Business Tax Relief Act

Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations – Cloture Vote Rejected (52-47, 1 Not Voting)
The Senate failed to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill that would provide $47.8 billion in fiscal 2015 for the Homeland Security Department and related activities. The bill also would bar the use of funds to implement the administration's immigration policies or to grant any federal benefit to any illegal immigrant as a result of those policies. Sixty votes were required.
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Sen. David Perdue voted YES
The Democrats voted in unison on this one, between their deceptiveness and the Republicans apparent inability to act like the responsible ones n the room, the President is going to be allowed to keep breaking the barriers created by the Constitution, governing by executive order. The Democrats went nuclear to get what they wanted, it's time for the Republicans to start changing the rules and create law. The Supreme Court will have no choice but to follow. The absence of Republican strength is going to create great unrest in their voter base.  

Recent House Votes
Healthcare Overhaul Repeal – Passage Vote Passed (239-186, 8 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would repeal the 2010 health care overhaul. The bill would delay the repeal by 180 days after enactment and direct several House committees to submit alternative legislation with a number of provisions, including ones to increase economic growth by eliminating certain regulations; lower health care premiums through increased competition; overhaul the medical liability system; and provide states greater flexibility to administer Medicaid programs.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
David Scott, isn't he cute, sometimes you have to wonder if the President was not there to tell him which direct to point, he'd know how to vote at all.  The way I am beginning to see it, the Democrats are marching with their eyes closed, straight to hell. The Republicans behind them are in the Democrat's lasso, without a metal knife to cut themselves free. We, the people, are hoping they do not drag us into hell.   

Small Business Regulatory Revisions – Passage Vote Passed (260-163, 10 Not Voting)
The House passed a bill that would give the Small Business Administration new authority to ensure that federal agencies comply with a 1980 law requiring that they be flexible in taking regulatory actions that affect small businesses, including by getting more directly involved with an agency's reviews of proposed rules and requiring SBA to convene panels of small entities to review rules proposals.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
David Scott voting the fascist line.
You will do only what the government says you do.
Even if the government can manage any affair that isn't related to taxation.

Upcoming Votes
Botticelli Nomination - PN60
The Senate is expected to consider the nomination of Michael P. Botticelli, of the District of Columbia, to be director of National Drug Control Policy.
Drug policy, it seems the federal new drug policy is to let the states do what ever they want. 
I frankly, have no problem with that.
But, if the federal drub policy is tied to their retreat, why even bother to have a director.
Shit, the President is already leading from behind.

Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act - S1
The House will consider a Senate-passed bill that would immediately allow TransCanada to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and cross-border facilities known as the Keystone XL pipeline, including any revision to the pipeline route within Nebraska as required or authorized by the state. The measure also would consider the January 2014 environmental impact statement issued by the State Department sufficient to satisfy all requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act.
David Scott vote NO, the Republicans will vote YES to pass, and the President will have a way to block the whole thing.

America Gives More Act - HR644
The House will consider a bill to combine four charitable tax measures. The measure makes permanent a number of tax provisions intended to provide incentives for charitable giving — including those related to food contributions, conservation property, contributions from certain retirement accounts and the treatment of private foundations.
My guess this is a measure intended to simplify the process when charitable tax deductions are completely eradicated.
It's coming.

America's Small Business Tax Relief Act - HR636
The House is expected to consider a bill to combine three small-business tax measures.  The legislation makes permanent increased Section 179 expensing limitations for small businesses and farms, as well as rules for the S-corporation built-in gains tax and for S-corporation charitable contributions — all of which expired at the end of calendar year 2014.
David Scott vote NO, the Republicans will vote YES to pass, and the President will have a way to block the whole thing.
Can't let the pesky business minded people have too many choices.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Niether Is Not a Role Model

Charles Barkley had it right.
I have little doubt that Bruce Jenner makes no claim to being a role model, he would probably be very happy if he could just do his thing and disappear in the process.
I also have little doubt that Chris Kyle did not seek the limelight. He likely understood that it would put his family in danger. More so, he would claim that he was doing his duty, his duty was difficult, and his achievement something that gave him personal pride. Many veterans are friends of mine, while some may express pride in their service branch or unit, none, absolutely none, brag about what duties they performed.
NYT: Bruce Jenner a 'Role Model,' Chris Kyle 'Insane' | Truth Revolt
I will suggest that role models never really are anointed by the press, they are who the people choose. Some are chosen because people love sports and there is a lot of image fluffing in that business. They are chosen because of religion. They are chosen because parents focus positive attention on whomever.
The best role models are the ones people chose by their own human interaction. They are often friends, teachers, coaches and relatives.  That comes from respect and love, not some foolish writer for the New York Times.
Neither article should have ever been written.
My role model was a boss that I worked with for over 25 years.
It should be who you know in depth, otherwise it is superficial.

It Is Not Enough

They tried to justify the killing by claiming it was a drug deal gone bad.
Teen Gets 20 Years For Beating 88 Yr Old WWII Vet To Death