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What A Class Act

There is karmic significance in a government shut down on the last day of Trump’s first year. The appropriation bills were supposed to have been passed by the 30th of September, but with Republicans in control of both Houses and the Presidency they couldn’t get it done. The only thing that the Constitution requires the Congress to do is pass authorizations for the government to pay its bills, but they keep stalling with continuing resolutions.

This is one of the reasons that the Republicans are unlikely to retain control of of both Houses after this year’s election. Why continue to pay someone who can’t accomplish the minimum requirements for their job?

13 comments

1 Kryten42 { 01.21.18 at 4:58 am }

What can I say… You know I agree. Of course, it’s all the Dem’s fault. According to Dotard, GOP & of course their ignorant moronic voters. *shrug* They don’t even believe the several vids from many sources (including several from FOX& other RWN sources) when Dotard said after the 2013 shutdown, the president is completely responsible for it , and would never happen is he was POTUS!

YouTube:
When Tramp Said The President Should Be Blamed For Any Goverment Shutdown

And this (2011):
FLASHBACK: In 2011, Trump told @NBCNews that the president should get the blame for a govt. shutdown

I posted those in a Twitter thread after a couple RWNJ’s got abusive. They immediately blocked me & deleted the tweets. But I always take screen cap’s, because the gutless cowards ALWAYS do that and report me (or anyone they don’t agree with) for being abusive! I send the screen caps to T admin and ask that they be investigated. I’ve had 4 or 5 banned the past few months. Anyone as intelligent as a cat would have learned by now I can’t be conned or messed with. Obviously, they’re not that intelligent.*shrug*

2 Bryan { 01.21.18 at 12:16 pm }

The right-wing apparatchiks run around spewing the party line because that’s easier than thinking. They have joined the Trump cult of personality and accept his ever changing statements as if they were brought down from the mountain on stone tablets etched by lightning. The DACA kids are more American than Trump’s mother or his first and third wives. He is second generation on his father’s side and first generation on his mother’s. He and Kelly want to deny others the opportunity the United States offered to their families.

My roots through my grandmothers go back to 16th century Dutch and English immigrants, but that is not the same as being a Native American. I’m still an immigrant.

The current situation could have been dealt with months ago, but the Republicans refused to even call a vote on bi-partisan legislation that resolved all of the current issues. Promises from the White House are worthless. Trump doesn’t know how to negotiate or to pay his bills.

3 Kryten42 { 01.23.18 at 1:34 am }

Did you see this from Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling?

He’s so right! No way I would ever have been able to do my job without the very large support, both Military & Civilian, that actually enabled me (and all other active-duty deployed personnel) to actually do our jobs!

No matter how the GOP/POTUS try to spin it, ALL current active missions (such as in Afghanistan) will be affected, many op’s will likely be cancelled or delayed.

Don’t listen to the pols: What really happens in the military during a shutdown

4 Kryten42 { 01.23.18 at 3:31 am }

Drat! mean to post that last comment on your “Bad Moves” thread! I blame antibiotics & morphine! And I need a nap. *sigh*

5 Kryten42 { 01.23.18 at 5:06 am }

I came across this interesting document whilst doing some research. Not entirely sure what to make of it!

31 Questions and Answers about the Internal Revenue Service

Also came across this (PDF) elsewhere:

In 1953, the Internal Revenue Service was created by the stroke of a pen when the Secretary of the Treasury changed the name of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (T.O. No. 150-29, G.M. Humphrey, Secretary of the Treasury, July 9, 1953). However, no congressional or presidential authorization for making this change has been located, so the source of authority had to originate elsewhere. Research to which IRS officials have acquiesced suggests that the Secretary exercised his authority as trustee of Puerto Rico Trust #62 (Internal Revenue) (see 31 USC § 1321), and as will be demonstrated, the Secretary does, in fact, operate as Secretary of the Treasury, Puerto Rico.

Oh! Just found a site that has the PDF published:
IRS Exposed: IRS is a privately owned Puerto Rican Trust.

6 Bryan { 01.23.18 at 8:04 pm }

First the IRS thing is bullshit. The change in 1953 was to formally consolidate all forms and references on the the name “Internal Revenue Service” and delete references to the Bureau of Internal Revenue which goes back to 1862 and the original legislation designed to raise money for the Civil War. The current system is based on the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. Legalizing marijuana is only going to make these sorts of claims more numerous.

These “continuing resolutions” make it impossible to plan for the future. With only three weeks worth of funding, you can’t even buy replacement parts for broken equipment, and you can’t schedule joint exercises because there may not be transportation funding available. The one month “deal” the House passed was worthless. Where is the annual appropriation for the Defense Department? Congresses last for two years, why can’t budgets, so people can do some long term planning?

7 Kryten42 { 01.23.18 at 9:22 pm }

Yeah. I suspected as much (about IRS). It’s recently become a thing again on social media. I remembered hearing something similar when I was there in the 80’s. *shrug* Always good to get an opinion of someone trustworthy that has a clue. 😉 To be honest, I was more amused than anything. 😀

8 Bryan { 01.24.18 at 11:18 am }

The Air Force unit I was in has gone through multiple name changes since I left and none of them were recorded in an act of Congress. In the bureaucracy bureaus, services, and agencies are all sub-units of a cabinet department. The heads are usually called directors or commissioners and are usually Presidential appointments. Name changes, logo redesigns, etc. are administrative matters subject to the whim of the current Secretary of a cabinet department.

For example, when I was in the National Security Agency’s military components were: Air Force Security Service, Army Security Agency, and Naval Security Group. They have all been renamed and subject to consolidation with nary a Congressional anything involved.

Basically you have a significant number of right-wingers who don’t want to pay for the existence of a government, law-and-order, national defense, infrastructure … you know – moochers. They spend a lot of time trying to justify their desire for a free ride at the expense of everyone else.

9 Kryten42 { 01.24.18 at 9:46 pm }

I understand. I’ve commented here a few times about our Politicians Dep’t/Agency name change policy, usually when they f*ck up so people eventually forget the new is the same as the old! *shrug* I think it’s a universal constant.

Seems some Scientists have finally had enough in the USA! Some are now running for Congress/Senate. Here’s the latest one in CA:

https://twitter.com/electroza2018

Imagine! Actualy Intelligent human’s in the White-house! End of the World is neigh! 😆 😆

10 Kryten42 { 01.25.18 at 8:26 am }

This may be a preview of what’s to come in the USA! It’s actually a reality here! Sorry, it’s a twitter thread.

Basically, Parliament created a new Police unit called “Fixated Person’s Unit”. It’s job is to take into custody Any person they deem to have, or a politician complains has, an unhealthy fixation on them! These people are then locked up and kept sedated without any charges or court appearance. Links included in this thread:

https://twitter.com/1EarthMedia/status/956336176016732160

11 Bryan { 01.25.18 at 9:38 pm }

I guess the MPs have never seen Minority Report, because that’s what their program sounds like. It is really the same as profiling, which no one but the Israelis think is all that effective.

There really isn’t much difference between what your MPs are calling for and Trump’s Muslim bans, especially when you look at the actually ‘terrorist threat” in the US is the white right-wingers who have killed more Americans that any other group. Since they are white you are not supposed to call them ‘terrorists’. 👿

12 Kryten42 { 01.25.18 at 11:12 pm }

Yes. Except they’ve targeted anyone who speaks out against the LNP or Christian extremists, particularly Caucasian liberal’s (US terminology).

A few lawyers have agreed to defend those held without warrant. So that’s good. At least, until those Lawyers suddenly disappear also. *shrug*

13 Bryan { 01.26.18 at 9:39 am }

It is really worrying when the legislature/parliament creates a “law” that violates the norms established by the Magna Carta and various ‘bills of rights’ in the world. It is an obvious violation of the ancient right of habeas corpus.

All they can do is pray that they don’t lose an election because payback is a bitch.