Suicide of a Nation

How far the United States has fallen from it’s founding roots in Liberty and as a God-fearing and honoring nation can be so easily seen today.

During the Golden Globe awards Sunday night Christian Bale thanked Satan on international TV for his award and inspiration.

Within the newly elected House of Representatives we have several openly Communist members. A member who proudly promotes mental illness in the guise of transgenderism. Islamic fascists member numbers are growing as well.

This is exactly what suicide of a nation looks like. If the Left isn’t stopped the next move is to impeach the President. And they will succeed in the House. And the Senate must determine guilt or innocence.

It is a slippery slope we are heading towards. All that stands in the way of a Pelosi Presidency until 2020 are 2 impeachment trials in the Senate. And if she is victorious, the damage to the Republic could become irreversible.

You Really Don’t Like Me! You Really, Really Don’t Like Me!

Elizabeth Warren has been toying with the idea of running for President since at least 2016, but recently she announced in a cringe-worthy video she started an exploratory committee for 2020. This has media types asking the most important question they can think of.

Is Elizabeth Warren likeable?

Seriously. That’s the idea they’re going with, and Leftists are up in arms over it. To them, Warren is accomplished, articulate, intelligent, and many other things these same folks said Hillary Clinton was in 2016. Any criticism of her, legitimate or otherwise, is written off as sexist, racist, unintelligent. You know, the same things said when any criticism of Hillary was made in 2016 (and oddly enough descriptors that apply to her as well). Some have gone so far as to say asking if Warren is likeable or relatable is offensive.

Let me field this one. No, no it’s not. Politics is a game of style over substance, so likeability/relatability is a legitimate concern, and when it comes to it, Elizabeth Warren isn’t that likeable or relatable. She’s more awkward than John Kerry on a hunting trip. I’m not sure she’s up to Dukakis in a tank level yet, but the election season is still young. (On a side note, why are Presidential candidates from Massachusetts so bad? Must be something in the imported spring water….)

I will admit I am not a fan of Chief Running Mouth, mainly because of her creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which from personal experience has little to do with consumer protection and everything to do with financial bureaucracy. Since it’s existence, the CFPB has accomplished very little for consumers while raking in federal dollars to do the job they’re doing at a frozen snail’s pace. The only federal program who does less with more is Super Fund, but give the CFPB time and they’ll make Super Fund look thrifty.

But this tangent cuts into one of the reasons Warren isn’t likeable. She thinks she’s smarter than she actually is and her attitude reflects it. Watch her when she’s presiding over a Senate hearing or in an interview. She thinks she is the expert whenever a subject comes up for discussion, just like your typical Leftist. This may win her Leftist hearts and minds, but it can be off-putting to someone outside of the Leftist hivemind. And before you Leftists reading this say “You’re just intimidated by a strong, intelligent woman,” let me point out if that were the case, I wouldn’t be married to my wife. And, unlike Warren, she doesn’t need to show off how smart and capable she is.

Warren is having the same trouble Hillary did in 2016 in that she’s trying too hard to fit in. When that happens, people see right through it and it hurts the tryer’s credibility. This is especially true in the Midwest, where I’m from. We can spot a phony a mile away and tend not to give them a chance to burn us once, let alone twice. No matter how many corn dogs she can wolf down or how many visits she makes to the Iowa State Fair, she will be seen by enough as a phony.

If Elizabeth Warren does decide to throw her 1/1024 of a hat into the ring, the likeability issue will need to be addressed. Instead of trying to tiptoe around it or dismiss it out of hand, let me give you a piece of advice: be honest with us. I know you think you are, but you’re not. Just come out and tell us what you want and let us decide if we’re in favor of your vision of the country. Trying to appeal to different groups and failing only makes you look foolish.

But if you want to stay on the course you’re on, at least make it an entertaining dumpster fire! Sure, you’ll go down in flames like the Hindenburg, but at least you’ll bring joy to millions of Americans like me and you’ll be liked for being brave (if you’ll pardon the expression) enough to take this tack and crazy enough to have agreed to it in the first place. Ross Perot and Ron Paul tapped into this and they’re still beloved today.

You’ll thank me later.

Your Move, Leftists

It’s the start of a new Congressional term, and before you can say “We elected who?” Democrats are already racing to file articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Why, it’s almost as if they were going to do that anyway once they got control of the House of Representatives again!

Actually, this wasn’t much of a surprise, given how the Left has wanted to impeach Trump for everything from having two scoops of ice cream to alleged ties with Russia. What may be a surprise is my response to these House Democrats.

Go for it.

No, I haven’t gone back to being a Leftist, nor do I hate President Trump. The latter requires too much effort, and the former is impossible because I don’t think I can fit my head up my ass anymore. Instead, I want Leftists to go all in on impeaching Trump because it will be a spectacular failure on several fronts.

First, let’s look at the political aspects of a Trump impeachment, since impeachment is a political action. The Democrats came into power in part because Republicans didn’t seem to fight as hard for their offices as their Democrat rivals did. In other cases, Democrats ran unopposed, such as with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. If the Democrats and Leftists see the 2018 midterm election as a mandate to impeach Trump, I would beg to differ. Sure, the possibility of impeaching Trump was high on Leftist voters’ priority lists, but outside of that group, I don’t think there’s enough of a drive to follow through on such a promise.

What do non-Leftists think is important? As James Carville once famously opined, “It’s the economy, stupid.” People are more focused on their pocketbooks rather than the political kabuki theater of a Trump impeachment because the latter doesn’t matter to them as much. Public opinion and approval ratings aside, most people do not care what Trump does or doesn’t do because it doesn’t affect them financially or because they’re tired of hearing about it. And who might be responsible for the latter? Maybe it’s the Leftists screaming for Trump’s impeachment non-stop? Ponder that for a second.

Democrats can’t be seen as the Party of Impeachment right now. Their focus needs to be on the economy where they may be able to convince Trump voters and Independents that they have a plan to make the economy better. Out of all the Democrats talking, most are silent or shouting about impeachment. That leaves the aforementioned Ocasio-Cortez as the Democrats’ economic wonk, and if you’ve seen her talk about it, it’s clear she doesn’t have a clue even with an economics degree.

Then, there’s the legal side to consider. The standard for impeachment is high crimes or misdemeanors, which covers any crimes a President might commit. The problem Democrats face is the seeming lack of criminal activity. What we have is a bunch of accusations of shady dealings without much along the lines of evidence. Also, we have to take the timeframe of these alleged crimes into account. Collusion with Russia? Happened prior to Trump becoming President. Lying? Unless it’s under oath or in a Congressional hearing, it’s not a crime. Getting rich because of his office? I’m going to need some proof of that. His advisors got indicted, so Trump must have known? So far, none of Trump’s advisors have been linked to direct criminal activity related to his Presidency, and remember this is the same President Trump you claim is so dumb, but yet he’s a criminal mastermind behind the most feverish of Leftist fever dreams. You’d be better off hoping for the 25th Amendment to be invoked.

From a numbers standpoint, the House could vote to impeach Trump if all Representatives voted along party lines. That may be a bigger assumption than the Left wants to admit. With 2020 right around the corner, a good chunk of Representatives from both major parties will be up for reelection, which means these folks have to pay attention to what their constituents want or need. And in those districts where Trump remains popular, a vote to impeach (especially without hard evidence) is a one-way ticket to unemployment. And we’re not even getting into the Senate, controlled by Republicans. Any impeachment efforts are going to run into resistance from Senate Republicans, who most likely won’t break with the President or his party. Sooooo…what’s the Plan B, kids?

That’s just it. They don’t have a Plan B. It’s either impeach Trump…or keep trying to impeach him until something sticks. In other words, they were like House Republicans in the 1990s, only with less of a legal leg to stand on. Which is precisely why I want Democrats to go ahead with impeachment. The more they focus on the task of removing Donald Trump, the less likely it is they will move ahead with their real agenda.

That’s a win-win in my book.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Can you believe it’s been a year since the first Women’s March? I can’t! Why, it seemed like it was only yesterday when women wore knitted pink hats representing a part of the female anatomy and took part in a march partially organized by a known anti-Semite and attended by a former pop star who thought it was a good idea to publicly admit she wanted to blow up the White House. Ah, memories.

A year later and the Women’s March is experiencing a little trouble. Attendance is projected to be down because of lack of interest and complaints by women of color that there are, get this, too many white women involved. This march went from excluding pro-life women from marching with them because they were pro-life to excluding people based on race? And we haven’t even gotten to the anti-Semitic statements made by two of the prominent leaders of the march yet!

Let’s take another look at the Women’s March and see if we can puzzle out where they went wrong.

Women’s March

What the Left thinks it means – a march for women to be heard and respected for taking a stance against the Trump Administration and sexism everywhere

What it really means – a group trying to be all things to a few people

Feminists have a concept called intersectionality that permeates their ideology. Basically, intersectionality posits oppression overlaps. A woman of color might experience sexism and racism simultaneously while a white lesbian might experience sexism and homophobia while a black lesbian lumberjack might experience sexism, racism, and homophobia. On the plus side, she’s a lumberjack and she’s okay. The intersectionality creates a Venn Diagram of oppression in theory, but in practice it creates a hierarchy of oppression. White women can’t be as oppressed as the aforementioned lumberjack, so the latter’s oppression is taken more seriously.

And remember, kids, we’re not dealing with actual oppression in most cases. It’s perceived oppression. I’m not saying women aren’t the victims of oppression because they are. Most of the time, though, it’s not here. Think the women in countries run by radical Muslims give two craps about the wage gap? Nope! They’re too busy living in fear for their lives. Their intersectionality oppression Venn Diagram is a freaking CIRCLE.

And who do we have leading the charge in the Women’s March? One woman, Linda Sarsour, wants us to believe Islam is progressive when it comes to women, even after she wanted women who disagree with her to undergo female genital mutilation. (Pro Tip for you, Linda. Forced FGM isn’t politically or socially progressive.) Then, there’s Tamika Mallory, who not only has said some anti-Semitic things, but also is a fan of and met with Louis Farrakhan. Hmmm…I’m sensing a pattern here…Nah. Nobody with any sense would lead a national organization and have clear and provable ties to a raging anti-Semite like Farrakhan.

Wait. These are two of the organizers of the Women’s March we’re dealing with here. Nevermind!

With this year’s edition of the Women’s March including racism, anti-Semitism, lack of participation in some cities, and a general lack of leadership, we could be seeing the end of the Women’s March as a social construct. That is, assuming it actually was a social construct in the first place. It’s not, of course. The same issues the Women’s March claim to want addressed existed before Donald Trump was elected President (except for the wage gap, which is bullcrap to begin with), but it only became a thing after Trump was elected. Why, it’s almost as if…these women didn’t care about these issues until a Republican became President!

Ah, we’ve hit upon the real motivation behind the Women’s March. It’s not about women’s issues; it’s about women’s votes, especially if those votes swing Left. Looking at the list of sponsors for the Women’s March, down to a one you find Leftists. Even if women overwhelmingly vote Democrat, to wrap yourselves in the cloak of speaking up for women while only listening to one side of the ideological argument is dishonest. Believe it or not, there are conservative women who care about women’s issues, too. But since that doesn’t align with your ideological bent, these women get ignored. Now, white women may be getting the boot, too. What’s next? Only bisexual albino midgets with limps can march? Keep this up and the Women’s March will be a Woman’s March and it will be less crowded than an elevator after someone farts up a triple bean burrito from Chipotle. Or any dish from Chipotle, for that matter.

If you’re a supporter of the Women’s March reading this, do some serious soul-searching and determine if the movement is what you were lead to believe it was. If you still agree with the movement, then be part of it. If you don’t, you don’t need them as much as they need you. Numbers give the Women’s March the perception of power and majority. If enough of you tell the leadership to shove it where the sun don’t shine, maybe they’ll get the hint. Then, either start your own movement or work individually on the issues you find important. Activism only works through honesty and transparency, and the only thing transparent about the Women’s March is the lies needed to keep it going.

Besides, who wants to be associated with Louis Farrakhan?

Hand Written Blogs

I grew up in the era of hand written rough drafts. These were then typed up on either a typewriter or a simple word processor. Printed out with a dot-matrix printer.

So it’s only natural for me to begin these posts the same way. Hand writing them out before transferring them to the blog via a computer.

Yes it’s a bit old fashioned, but it does work. I am not always in a place where it is convenient to whip out an electronic device to take notes or do heavy writing. And the smaller the screen of the device available, the harder it is to type on it.

But I always have pen and paper available with me and that makes it easier to write nearly anywhere. This method has drawbacks as well since lighting is a factor. No method is perfect.

So for my post tomorrow, I’m just going to post the images taken of the paper hand written draft. That will make coping and pasting the verbiage impossible which would be a drawback. But it does make a nice nostalgic look to it.

Tell me what you think.

5th Edition D&D

I’m a little late to the 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons party. Many years ago I stopped playing D&D and focused on other RPGs. I glanced at 4th Edition when it came out and was not a fan of it at all. But I have recently acquired the 3 core rule books for 5th Edition and thought I would look it over.

It has been my experience that the even numbered editions have been bad ideas and not as popular with gamers. Especially with the longtime players and DM’s. While the odd numbered editions do far better with the base and new players. I liked the 1st Edition and the 3rd Edition was good as well. So let’s turn the pages in the 5th Edition.

We are still using the d20 System with the 5th Edition but a lot has changed. None of the three d20 editions are directly compatible with one another. Conversion guides are necessary if you are converting a current campaign and characters over.

The basic core concepts are there; race, class, level, alignment. And D&D’s classic fire-and-forget Vancian magic system. And as a d20 System game the core rule remains as well. There is a target number called a Difficulty Class and that number or higher must be rolled an d20 (20 sided die) in order to succeed. Additionally the basic rules to the game are still open content and usable by other publishers without having to be specifically licensed or pay a licensing fee.

I always liked the idea of non-weapon proficiencies since it was introduced as an option near the end of the development of the 1st Edition of the game. And they become core in all editions after the 1st. But now in the 5th Edition a player cannot choose which of these skills their character is proficient in, they call come from the choices the player makes with race, class, and the new concept of a background. There is some choice in those of course but it’s very limited. Also the new rules seem to echo the 1st Edition rules on non-weapon proficiencies. One is either proficient or not. There are no longer degrees of proficiency and having “max rank” in a specific skill.

Feats, another aspect that has changed in the 5th Edition. Theses were introduced in the 3rd Edition of D&D as a way of customizing the abilities of one’s character. Some of these were just further abilities of a character class or ways of expending that character with specific training or other innate abilities. Now they are optional, and there are a lot fewer of them. But those can be more powerful than the originals. Other things feats did are now built into the character’s race, class, and background.

Ability scores have been capped again in the 5th Edition. That cap is 20 for your player characters. Monsters and the gods can have higher scores still however. When a character reaches 20th level they can get Epic Boons. But this too is a new cap on levels that wasn’t previously there in 3rd Edition. Only at this point can Ability scores be raised above 20. But there is a new cap of 30.

D&D has long used the gods of the ancient world. Across the full spectrum of classical Greek and Norse mythology to others both historic and fictional. These deities were worshiped by the character and granted the Cleric class it’s spells and the very needed ability to turn the undead.

The use of these gods has given D&D some flak by fundamentalist Christian groups over the decades but its all unfounded nonsense. This is a game after all and not real life. And as a Christian myself, I see no problem with this storytelling. And any DM is certainly able to incorporate real world faiths into his game if this is wanted instead. But as it stands right now, the gods are getting the boot and are barely a few scant pages with hardly any details at all for those Clerics to use them in the game.

And the Clerics themselves have gotten a bit of the shaft as well in this new edition. Specifically with the number of times that they can turn the undead. This has been drastically limited and reduced from previous editions. Not a good thing when your DM sends a horde of undead after the party.

Another class that appears to have been downgraded is the iconic wizard. A 20th level wizard in the 3rd Edition had an arsenal of 40 spells that could be unleashed towards whatever threatened the wizard of the adventuring party. Yet here in the 5th Edition, that number has been reduced to a mere 27. I’ll admit here that 5 of those spells are 0 level cantrips that can be cast at will, but they wont do a lot of harm or help.

Many of the iconic monsters are still present, including some favorites of mine like vampires and the Mind Flayer. Some other monsters have made a comback after being absent from the d20 System editions. I haven’t yet had the time to look though all the monsters to see how they compare with previous editions yet. But I like seeing some of them still around.

One aspect is completely missing from the core rules. That is psionics. The psychic mental powers that are not magic and come from within the character. In the 1st Edition psionic powers were included in an appendix of the Player’s Handbook. These were good but the concept was greatly expanded upon with an article in Dragon Magazine, issue 78.

In the 2nd Edition, psionics got its own source book but it wasn’t treated well. It was like a bad joke compared to the expanded material in Dragon 78.

The 3rd Edition just made psionics into a terrible 3rd kind of magic. Taking the worst ideas of the 2nd Edition and running it into the ground.

Thankfully Green Ronin came along as a 3rd party d20 System publisher and created the Psychic’s Handbook. And it was brilliant. It treated psionics properly and made it usable in the d20 System again.

I’ve seen some unofficial attempts at psionics for the 5th Edition of D&D but all have come short to the high standards set by Dragon 78 and the work of Green Ronin. I hope someone does it right.

All in all the jury is still out on the 5th Edition of D&D. It has both good and bad points. And I would have to issue some homebrew rules to correct a few of those failings that I have seen if I was going to run a game with it.

But it’s not bad. Go out and adventure!

A Year to Dismember

The Chinese uses animals for their calendars to mark the different years in their cycles, such as the year of my birth, the Year of the Cock. (But I always seem to write the Year of the Boar on my checks.) Sometimes the media bestow a title upon a year, such as the Year of the Woman. In these traditions, I am starting off 2019 by christening it…the Year of Bad Decisions.

I came up with this idea after reading a piece on Twitchy about a pro-choice activist writing a children’s book about abortion to be released in 2020, and then posting a video about it on her Twitter feed. You read that right. Someone wrote a children’s book about abortion. Talk about not knowing your target audience!

Some might be saying “But that’s just one person on Twitter. Surely not everyone on it can be that misguided.” I assure you not everyone on Twitter is that tone deaf, but there are enough on both sides of the political spectrum to justify my boycott. As I’ve said, I won’t join Twitter because there are too many twits on it.

And when I think of something with too many twits, I think of Congress. Funny how that works out, huh? Anyway, Democrats take back control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2011, and one of their first orders of business will be promoting Nancy Pelosi to Speaker of the House again. And what a bang-up job she did last time! This time will be different because Pelosi will be butting heads with a Republican Presi…oh, wait. She did that last time and was booted out of the Speakership within 4 years. Not to mention, she now has a whole caucus of Leftists to her Left who think she’s a corporate sell-out. And guess who is demanding the loudest for House Democrats to investigate President Donald Trump for everything short of jaywalking.

On the other side of the aisle, Republicans, especially those loyal to the President, are experiencing their own issues with bad decisions. Supporting higher tariffs, not addressing some of the major issues with the wall while settling on metaphors above literal concrete, and not speaking out when Trump says or does something stupid (often on the aforementioned den of stupidity known as Twitter) while attacking those who do have left the Right on shaky ground. At a time when party unity is imperative and after a preventable loss of the House, Republicans are too busy trying to placate the President and his supporters (thus trying to get reelected) to take a hard look at the possible reasons why they lost the House in the first place. Spoiler Alert: it might be because Trump spends more time Tweeting than leading. And with the possibility/probability/guaran-damn-tee Democrats will be investigating Trump and calling out Republicans for standing with the President, there may be a shortage of popcorn in the DC area and both coasts.

Outside of politics, the media, activist groups, and celebrities keep making bad decisions. This begs the question of what these bad decisions have in common. The answer: a lack of a filter. In recent years, people have decided to go with their gut instincts before posting anything online or going to the press with it. However, these decisions to go public are often met with scorn and ridicule because they’re planned out about as well as a murder mystery written by Kathy Griffin, last year’s recipient of the Dumbest Idea Yet Award. With a little thought, many of these bad ideas might never have seen the light of day, which is both good and bad. It’s good because then we wouldn’t have to suffer through the half-hearted apologies and twisted explanations of why the idea wasn’t that bad. On the other hand, it’s bad because it would deprive us of something to laugh at. Speaking personally, though, I encourage people to think before they speak or act because once that genie is out of the bottle in today’s media, it’s impossible to put it back in.

Failing that, invest heavily in popcorn because that industry is about to…pop.

I’ll see myself out.











Happy New Year!

New Year’s Day is a time of resolutions. Many will make these resolutions to become more fit or healthy. Some make resolutions to give up bad habits or make new good ones.

Most will fail in these resolutions or give up on them after a short period of time. It always happens, it’s almost a joke for this time of year. But any big changes generally take at least 90 days before you start seeing results. It’s a lof of work in the beginning without seeing or getting any kind of reward. Don’t give up after a few weeks or a couple of months. Keep at it and it will be worth it in the long run.

Some people don’t make any kind of resolutions but a new year is always a new beginning. A new chapter in life. Make the most of it no matter what you do. It’s all at your finger tips.

Leftist Lexicon Word of the Week

Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas full of merriment and joy (or failing that a lot of cool presents). Right around Christmas, our friends on the Left were lamenting that some of our fellow citizens weren’t going to have a Merry Christmas because that mean ole Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress demanded a border wall and would allow the government to shut down if the wall wasn’t funded. Yes, everyone from our military to Memaw and Pepaw were going to feel the pinch of Republican greed, all for a wall nobody wants or needs. If the shutdown lasted more than a few hours, America would be turned into a post-apocalyptic hellscape where cannibalism, anarchy, and (God forbid) another season of the “Murphy Brown” reboot would be on the air.

Thankfully, none of that happened, but one has to wonder about the Left’s concern over whether the government shut down. And I might just have the answer. Or at least, I can ramble for a few hundred words and sound like I have the answer.

government shutdown

What the Left thinks it means – a horrible condition that threatens the very fabric of our country

What it really means – the best possible example for why small government works best

If you paid no attention to the media around Christmas, count your blessings. And you wouldn’t have known there was a government shutdown threatened or going on. That’s because government shutdowns typically don’t affect that many people outside of the government. The mail still came more or less on time. Gas prices didn’t skyrocket. Our lives were pretty much untouched.

But that doesn’t make for a good story. So, every good Leftist does what he/she/it does in a situation like this: stir up as much fear as he/she/it can. Usually, this tactic works because the party that is deemed responsible for the shutdown (i.e. Republicans) gets lambasted, which causes them to cave in under public opinion. Then, government gets funded and Leftists are happy until, well, they get outraged about something else, which is usually within microseconds.

So, why all the fear-mongering? The Left derives a lot of its power from government. They need to since their ideas tend to suck more than a Dyson being operated by Michael Bay at the center of a black hole. Once they have the force of government behind them, though, their ideas are the best things out there, mainly because they tend to be the only things they allow to be released. Strip the force of government away, and the Left has to argue the merits of their ideas, which turns out about as well as any Michael Bay movie.

Along with this is the fear the Left has that people will realize how little government they actually need in their lives. When you really think about the government shutdowns we’ve had in the past 20 years or so, the country got along pretty well without our “leaders” in Washington telling us what to do. Some parts of our lives, such as national defense and road construction, do need to have state and federal government involvement. As cool as it would be to own a fleet of warships, the maintenance costs are a bit on the hefty side. Ditto with the cost of training and maintaining police and fire departments. But a lot of what the federal government does either impedes innovation, causes unnecessary hoops to jump through for simple tasks, or duplicates work. Or, in some cases, does all three simultaneously, showing a level of government efficiency that boggles the mind and breaks my Irony Meter.

This brings us to a logical question: why are there government shutdowns in the first place? You can thank both major parties for that. Since 2007, Congress has not submitted an actual budget for the President to sign. Instead, the House and Senate have been passing Continuing Resolutions in lieu of an actual budget in order to keep the government’s doors open. Each one is only good for a certain amount of time, so unless they get approved repeatedly the government shuts down. Funny that an entity that thinks $400 is a reasonable price for a hammer would be that bad with money…

The Continuing Resolution also makes things easier for Congress. With a budget, Congress has to spend money in the ways outlined in the budget, so additional expenditures require additional work, and they’re already pushing themselves, what with only working about half the week, if that. With a Continuing Resolution, however, there aren’t as many restrictions. Basically, it’s the government blackmailing itself to pay for stuff. So, instead of having to allocate funds so every member of Congress gets a pony or propose a spending bill that allows Congress to buy a pony for each member, the Continuing Resolution gets the job done in a fraction of the time, which leaves Congress more time to…do nothing.

This is the point in my Leftist Lexicon blog where I try to offer up a suggestion of what we can do to fix the situation. Unfortunately, short of a wholesale purging of the House and Senate, there isn’t much we can do. We’re stuck with the bozos in office until they’re up for reelection, and Helen Keller was a better listener than the majority of Congresscritters out there. However, there is one thing we can do: enjoy our freedom from government while it lasts. Eventually, a Continuing Resolution will get passed and government will get back to making our lives more difficult and frustrating than they need to be.

So, Happy New Year!