It was Einstein or Ben Franklin who said the definition of insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
This came to mind as the Trump cabinet is being put in place. It has nothing to do with the picks but everything to do with the government departments to be led. The latest appointment as Energy Secretary is Rick Perry, the same Rick Perry who sputtered out during a presidential debate that this particular department should be shut down. I whole heartily agree that there are a number of alphabet departments that should be closed but my point is that by appointing a guy to lead a department, that in his estimation should be shuttered, is irony on steroids.
Trumps claim during his campaign was to eliminate waste and drain the swamp that is Washington DC. That’s all well and fine but the proof is in the pudding and right now all I can see is another administration taking it’s turn with the toys. Don’t get me wrong I love the majority of the picks, (jury is still out on Mitch McConnells little dove taking over transportation department), but this all seems like business as usual.
If Trump really wanted to send shock waves through DC he would place these people as clearing house appointments charged with eliminating alphabet agencies and letting states absorb the responsibilities dictating size and scope on their dime. The environmental/energy needs in Florida are different from say North Dakota, thus the states decide on their own issues versus a one size fits all policy, let the states have some skin in the game considering industrial impacts and constituents/business input from the people who actually live there. It’s ridiculous having bureaucrats making crucial decisions from their cubicles in DC on a farmers irrigation pond in west Texas. If you expand that thought, the same thing can be said with the Department of Education, EPA, GSA, Department of Labor, etc…
It’s my hope Trump and his cabinet understand all of this otherwise we are doing the same thing over and over again. Stop the insanity….less is more.by jeffli6 with 2 comments
” This rather old saying, ‘chickens have come home to roost’, is normally used to mean that the bad things that someone has done in the past have come back to bite or haunt the individual.”
In one of the most shocking flip-flops in recent political history, German Chancellor Angela Merkel now says she will deport about 10% of recently arrived migrants — 100,000 of them.
Well, well, well, has Merkel seen the light? Doubtful, she’s up for re-election and her party is being creamed in local elections.
Her extraordinary change of heart has been prompted largely by a series of catastrophic local election results for her ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, which was trounced by the populist Alternative fur Deutschland in both her home state and the capital Berlin.
Politics 101….which way is the wind blowing?
But instead Mrs Merkel last week announced her intention to stand for a fourth term as leader of Germany, and now she is striking an increasingly anti-immigrant tone as she attempts to restore her battered reputation ahead of next autumn’s election.
And in her toughest rhetoric yet the German leader told MPs from her party this week: ”The most important thing in the coming months is repatriation, repatriation and once more, repatriation.” The stance marks an astonishing U-turn from the once pro-refugee Chancellor, who has been widely pilloried by critics at home and abroad for her decision to throw open Germany’s borders to millions of migrants. Keep Reading….
I’m in no position to tell the German people what to do and it may be to late at this point to change direction.by jeffli6 with 1 comment
This is the new narrative being pushed by libs from Obama to Merkel. What they are doing is tossing out a blanket statement about right leaning web sites and bloggers. I’m sure they blame the information found in the sites as one of the reasons that the nasty woman lost the election. I imagine they would love to shut down Drudge, Breitbart, and others sites to force the public into the liberal propaganda of the main stream media.
Run “Fake News” through the Google machine and you can see the timeline just after the election that this talking point came out, a classic liberal tactic of launching a false narrative and letting the useful idiots run with it, and it’s effective. Call a CEO racist and watch the cogs of the leftists machine churn to get them removed, call a bakery homophobic and watch a liberal judge put them out of business. Call Zero Hedge or Drudge “Fake News” and watch the liberal heads begin spinning on how they can shut them down, regardless that information on those sites is true.
You see they can’t accept that people believed what they read from Wikileaks and decided that Hillary was in fact a terrible person or that her campaign cheated. It was all true, right there in black and white, but the left can’t let truth get in the way.
by jeffli6 with 2 comments
After a student reached out to their professor to say that he needed more time on an assignment because he couldn’t cope with the fact that the “most evil hateful person ever” won the presidential election, the professor didn’t respond in the way he probably expected. Read More Here….
“Hi I just wanted to let you know why I haven’t posted yet this week. The election of the most evil hateful person to ever run for president has me very upset and I need time to process it all and get centered so I can figure out how I’m going to get through this. I just can’t even right now. This is so hard. I really need another week to start the healing process you know? I’ll post next week and I’d appreciate not getting points docked because of the circumstances that are beyond my control.”
“The Original Post must be completed by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. MT and Peer Responses posted by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MT. In accordance with the grading rubric, late posts will not be awarded full points.”
Her frank advice is to simply get over it.
“Students need to realize that we live in a republic where majority rules. That means that the person you voted for doesn’t always win, but you have to just deal with it. I was upset both times Obama won, but I dealt with it. Colleges and professors who baby their students because they’re upset over the election are not doing them any favors. Throwing a tantrum or becoming a basket case when life doesn’t go your way is not how adults behave.”
The professor continued by expressing her insight into the disturbing trend she is seeing among college students and professors alike. She insists that an emotionally-driven generation will not be able to cope with real world problems.
“I can’t imagine what these students will do once they enter the workforce and have a difficult boss or a challenging project, or have personal setbacks. We are raising a generation of crybabies who can’t handle life, and if they don’t get it together I’m very worried for the future of this country.”
Ten days since the election.
Ten days of reveling in liberal tears.
Ten days of obnoxious and dangerous protesters.
Ten days of Democratic denial.
Ten days of Conservative projection and presumption.
What we know now:
Rham Emanuel’s a dick. Bill DeBalsio doesn’t care about New York business, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray still using leftist mantra that cost Democrats elections.
Megyn Kelly’s not who you think she is, Nancy Pelosi is out, Paul Ryan back in, love him or hate him Bill O’Rielly doesn’t take any shit from leftist media.
Twitter goes full commie, Saturday Night Live both wins and loses, Cher, Miley, Rosie, can’t find their luggage.
The middle-east is still a mess, Putin is Putin, Merkel is a liberal nut job, Sarkozy’s lost, and Iran say’s we can’t do what we say we are going to do.
The Dirt People have hope, the Cloud People are apocalyptic, the dollar hits 14 year high, the DOW sets record, Mexico’s peso struggles.
Ten days down 64 to go. Strange days indeed.
by jeffli6 with 2 comments
Obama was gracious in his meeting with Trump this morning, don’t fall for it.
If you want to know what Obama thinks about Trump, check out his staff Wednesday morning as Obama “acknowledges” Trump won.
That’s about as gracious a welcoming as Julian Assange coming to dinner at John Podestas house.
by jeffli6 with 5 comments
“To crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet — to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentation of their women. That is best.”