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TODAY'S RANT

TODAYS-RANT

The budget is bullshit, Kabuki theater on both sides of the aisle.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn’t October 1st, the beginning of the new federal fiscal year when Congress must enact either a continuing resolution (CR) or regular appropriations to fund the government’s activities, come at the same time each year? With sufficient time for Congress to create and debate a budget? So, one might ask, does Congress wait until the last moment that threatens a faux government shutdown where only public-facing services are curtailed and all government employees receive retroactive pay?

Could it be to force unpalatable items to be accepted without public debate or approval? Like an additional $300 million in Ukraine aid stuffed into the Defense Authorization Act?

And, what’s up with the GOP declaring war on itself and allowing a few grandstanding members like Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Green to hold the party hostage unless their personal demands are met?

Where is the outrage over a TWO TRILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL BUDGET DEFICIT? (In 2022, the U.S. government had a budget deficit of 1.36 trillion U.S. dollars. This is compared to 2000 when the government had a budget surplus of 0.24 trillion U.S. dollars.) Of course, much of the accounting is smoke and mirrors – with “off the books” accounting hiding the truth.

The “Gold Standard” defense of dishonest democrats: racism.

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Here is Senator Bob Menendez, caught with gold bars and wads of unexplained cash stuffed in clothing hanging in his closet. When indicted on three counts of corruption, including conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right, a charge reserved for public officials who take bribes in return for official acts, as well as using his position on the foreign affairs committee to transmit classified information to Egypt, his first line of defense is typical. RACISM!

“For years, forces behind the scenes have repeatedly attempted to silence my voice and dig my political grave. Since this investigation was leaked nearly a year ago, there has been an active smear campaign of anonymous sources and innuendos to create an air of impropriety where none exists.

[OCS: Pretty hard to explain away gold bars and wads of cash stuffed in clothing. Where did he get $500,000 in cash? ]

“The excesses of these prosecutors is apparent. They have misrepresented the normal work of a Congressional office. On top of that, not content with making false claims against me, they have attacked my wife for the longstanding friendships she had before she and I even met.

Those behind this campaign simply cannot accept that a first-generation Latino American from humble beginnings could rise to be a U.S. Senator and serve with honor and distinction. Even worse, they see me as an obstacle in the way of their broader political goals.

I have been falsely accused before because I refused to back down to the powers that be and the people of New Jersey were able to see through the smoke and mirrors and recognize I was innocent. I have worked every day to repay their trust by fighting to create jobs, strengthen public safety, update infrastructure, and reduce costs for New Jersey families. I have also stood steadfast against dictators around the globe – whether they be in Iran, Cuba, Turkey, or elsewhere – fighting against the forces of appeasement and standing with those who stand for freedom and democracy.  I remain focused on continuing this important work and will not be distracted by baseless allegations.

“They wrote these charges as they wanted; the facts are not as presented. Prosecutors did that the last time and look what a trial demonstrates. People should remember that before accepting the prosecutor’s version.

“To my supporters, friends and the community at large, I ask that you recall the other times the prosecutors got it wrong and that you reserve judgment. I am confident that this matter will be successfully resolved once all of the facts are presented and my fellow New Jerseyans will see this for what it is.”

One wonders what he did to piss off the Democrats, or is he a sacrificial distraction from the ongoing Biden scandal and a corrupt DOJ/FBI?

CNN, the Communist News Network, hosts academics who proclaim that the U.S. Constitution threatens democracy.

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What else would you expect from the progressive communist democrat propagandists? There should be no doubt that the U.S. Constitution is a bulwark against the type of authoritarian tyranny we now see as America is knowingly driven into a police state by Democrats. What started as limitations on the federal government’s power to enumerated functions, with checks and balances to protect civil rights, has morphed into a tool granting centralized national government power not even contemplated by the Founding Fathers. The progressive communists own academia and the media, so why wouldn’t they combine forces to pursue their toxic agenda? So much for trusting progressive “intellectuals” and “experts.” 

A new year, a new subsidy…

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The progressives apparently want to extend the luxury of app-based grocery and restaurant delivery to California's poor, primarily illegal aliens. For specific segments of the population, senior citizens, people with disabilities, and individuals facing transportation issues, the delivery of groceries is a godsend. However, like most federal programs without monitoring, it is likely to be misused by a segment of the poor that owns the other necessities of life like 60” flat screen monitors, $1,000 smartphones, and $400 sneakers.

From Uber’s latest press release…

With prices of goods on the rise and access to fresh and healthy foods crucial for households, our team has been hard at work building new tools to help you save time and money. Whether you’re needing to quickly find groceries within a budget or are looking for a bottle of bubbly under $20, we’re here to take the stress out of shopping for you.

Today, we’re excited to share updates you’ll see in the Uber Eats app later this year or in 2024 that will help you Get (almost) Anything, faster and easier than ever before, without breaking the bank.

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We know that online food delivery can have a meaningful impact in reducing barriers to fresh groceries, especially for the most vulnerable–including people living in food deserts, seniors, and those facing disabilities or transportation barriers. Helping to improve access to quality food is incredibly important to our work at Uber and we’re proud to use Uber’s technology and extensive local delivery networks to offer SNAP recipients the ability to use their benefits to access fresh groceries conveniently from our app in 2024.

Healthcare Benefit Payments

We are working with Managed Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans to support benefits that help members stay healthy, like accepting FSA Cards, Flex Cards, and relevant waiver payments on Uber. Select payment methods will be ready in 2024. This is yet another way we are simplifying how people can access healthy foods and connect with their local grocers in new ways. <Source>

Federally known as SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides monthly food benefits to individuals and families with low incomes and provides economic benefits to communities. CalFresh is the largest food program in California and provides an essential hunger safety net. CalFresh is federally mandated and, in California, is state-supervised and county-operated.

I wonder what line item in the federal budget will reimburse Uber Eats for the fees it charges when one of its drivers does a grocery run in the name of the “most vulnerable” illegal aliens.

Bill Gates Bullshit...

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Speaking before  the New York Times "Climate Forward" event, Gates remarkably said, “Are we the science people or are we the idiots?” “Which one do we want to be?”

Considering the event's sponsor, one might suggest the answer is neither. They are not science people, nor are they idiots. What they are is malevolently evil individuals pursuing a destructive progressive communist agenda. 

Recognizing that America is waking up to the elite bullshit and the pendulum of commonsense is returning toward the middle, Gates further observed, “If you try to do climate brute force, you will get people who say, ‘I like climate but I don’t want to bear that cost and reduce my standard of living.” “Without innovation, it’s unlikely, particularly in middle-income countries, that the brute force approach will be successful.” But that's the reality under the Obama and Biden Administrations, where Executive Orders on environmental issues became de facto laws, was all about brute force.

Gates' ego was on full display as he commented, “I’m the person who is doing the most on climate in terms of the innovation and how we can square multiple goals.” “There’s very limited money for causes to reduce inequity in the world. And no temperate country is going to become uninhabitable.” Huh! I thought the goal was to reduce the global temperature, not deal with global inequities -- but then again, elite liberals like Gates show their true elitist colors when they open their mouths.

Gates is immune from the consequences of his destructive actions. He apparently is willing to stand by and cheer as America's energy-dependent economy is being destroyed for something that may never happen in a million years.

I don't care how intelligent Gates may be or how fast he can master the basics of a complex subject, he is still an elite communist democrat.

Bottom line...

Everywhere I look, I see corruption. Lots of questions, with few answers from either side of the aisle. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS