$2/gallon gas? Ask your politicians why that’s non-existent in California

Investor’s Business Daily editorial“The Miracle of $2 Gas Prices”

“USA Today reports that almost one in five gas stations in the country are charging less than $2 a gallon. As many as eight states could soon have an average price of under $2, the paper said, citing data from GasBuddy.”

Yeah – tell that to Californians.

We haven’t seen $2/gallon gas in decades, and curiously enough, not since Democrats rose to gubernatorial and legislative power in what was once the ‘Golden’ State.

And, while many shrug their shoulders and say that’s the price one must pay for needed tax revenues to help the less fortunate among us…who do they think is hit the hardest?

The very people they claim to care so much about.

High fuel prices affect everything we see and touch, since it all requires transportation and energy to acquire raw materials and supplies to produce, gather, and distribute.

Next time a liberal buddy tries to shrug off high fuel costs due to taxation, ask them why such high taxation isn’t needed in those states run by NON-DEMOCRATS.

Unhhh…should this Alabama Senator’s election be considered illegitimate?

As covered by RedState.com, from a NY Times article: “Doug Jones Senate Campaign Created Bogus Russian Supporters to Hurt Roy Moore”

“As Russia’s online election machinations came to light last year, a group of Democratic tech experts decided to try out similarly deceptive tactics in the fiercely contested Alabama Senate race…The project’s operators created a Facebook page on which they posed as conservative Alabamians, using it to try to divide Republicans and even to endorse a write-in candidate to draw votes from Mr. Moore. It involved a scheme to link the Moore campaign to thousands of Russian accounts that suddenly began following the Republican candidate on Twitter, a development that drew national media attention. “We orchestrated an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet,” the report says.”

In an election with some 1.3 mn votes, Mr. Moore lost by some 21k votes.

In a PROVEN act, a Democrat senator was elected by illegitimate, deceptive means.

Does the state of Alabama have a RECALL process in place?

Border wall: How may he fund thee…let us count the ways…

  1. Senate nuclear option: eliminate super-majority vote requirement;
  2. Reconciliation: relegates legislation to simple majority vote;
  3. Discretionary funding from multiple appropriated sources.

Senate Republicans can pull together, and with their majority numbers, pass a bill. But if recalcitrant Never-Trump’ers like Corker and Flake undermine that effort, there’s this…

…simply use existing appropriated funding:Jason Chaffetz: Trump’s border wall may get funding after all (thanks to this dirty little Washington secret)

According to former House Republican Chaffetz Each year the government spends hundreds of billions of dollars on things that are not specifically authorized by Congress. Both Democrats and Republicans have been complicit in this practice.”

(bold, underline emphasis added)

And just think of the solutions an effective border wall will provide: protecting a Nation’s borders ensures stronger national security, reduces drug cartel efforts, interrupts human trafficking, reduces the dangers of harmful diseases, protects fragile environmental eco-systems from being trampled, and redirects manpower to find existing illegal migrants.

Slush fund appropriations for Homeland Security, Defense, Health & Human Services, even the Interior Department can be diverted, based on national emergency needs.

And, consider this: $5 billion sounds big, until it’s compared to the existing annual $4tn budget. 4 trillion is 4,000 billion…the $5bn being bandied about is 0.125% of it.

That’s right – 1/10th of 1% of the annual budget.

Considering the payback an effective wall solution provides, it’s crazy not to fund it.

Finally, an effective wall solution will discourage future efforts of those who use children as useful shields to try getting into America, with often tragic consequences for kids.

If nothing else, fund the wall…to stop this humanitarian crisis from continuing.

Mattis leaving…the ‘chaos’ that ain’t…

The twisted panties bunch is ranting in chorus over Mattis leaving the Trump team.

Seems odd to hear all the talk about how Gen’l Mattis is now being hailed as the adult in the room, and what a serious hit to national security this could be with his departure.

Funny…didn’t seem to be any ‘chaos’ talk when Obama fired Mattis in 2013?!?!

What serious person believes the President won’t choose a qualified replacement?

(Other than CNN et al…of course)

Uh Ohhh…looks like anti-Trump’ers need to re-define ‘caving’

“Trump calls for ‘nuclear option’ to ram border wall funding through the Senate”


…the anti/never-Trump crowd need to look up ‘caving’ in their dictionaries, ‘cuz if that Washington Examiner headline is accurate (and it is) that’s not what caving looks like.

House Republicans passed a bill with border wall funding, now it’s up to the Senate, and that body has a super-majority (60-vote) rule for this type legislation…

…which means Democrat votes are needed to get it passed.

But, as we noted before, the GOP Senate can change rules – like Harry Reid did.

Invoking the ‘nuclear option’ means just that…change rules to a simple majority.

Senate Republicans need to grow a spine, and get it done.

Anti-Wall hypocrisy

You can bet the leading Democrat politicians sneering at a southern border wall as ‘not effective’ themselves live in gated, secure communities – protected from the masses.

If ‘walls don’t work’ then why are THEY behind them?

A border wall is like lockable doors on a home…both keep unwelcome visitors at bay.

Next time a liberal buddy says walls don’t work, ask them if they’ll live without doors.