Without naming the title….

This morning on Twitter my friend posted a response to the question: Without naming the title, what is your favourite movie?

That question made me smile for just last night the Honey-do and I were talking about how much we loved growing up with our parents favorite movies and shows. We remember growing up with black and white movies on television and I remember having a black and white television when my parents could finally afford one. 

“Walk slow, like you do when you come to pay your taxes.”

It is difficult to choose my favorite movie but the above quote is from a movie I like very much. Seems appropriate to quote while waiting with bated breath to see if the Progressive Republicans will actually pass a meaningful #TaxReform.

Seriously, I do not see Paul Ryan or Mitch McCONnell running toward #StopSpending or permanently, let alone immediately, #Kill the #DeathTax or the #ParentTaxPenalty or #SALT either.

And what about that #ContinuingSpendingResolution vs #BalancedBudget? 

“You’d be surprised how quickly things get done when you do some actual work and don’t rely on political favors.”

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I have been pondering….

There is a lot I remember about the sixties culture and how the “adults” of the time were my teachers, spreading their ideas in the classroom. There was a mix of traditional and the new revolutionary educators. I still recall the clean cut and hippy-dippy dichotomy. And I, with my #SkullFullOfMush, was fortunate enough to grow up with some wonderful learning experiences emblazoned within my soul. 

Honestly, nothing has changed regarding the differences between those who love and fight for freedom to choose and those who love to fight for suppressive totalitarianism in my lifetime. Deception is still the primary tool used to lull the masses into submission. 

I have been watching Paul Ryan. Is he honest? It seems like he is presenting himself in a deceptive manner, as though he is running for President.  

It is one thing to profess a positive attitude verses being a pessimist but it is wholly something else to profess victory and goodness when nothing is in writing or settled in the open with a debate followed by a vote. 

I am also watching Mark Meadows. Is he honest? Is he campaigning to take over Paul Ryan’s speakership? 

Another question is: Is the MSM presenting Ryan and Meadows deceptively? 

It seems like something is off. To quote Rush Limbaugh: Socialism funds nothing. Capitalism does therefore something is not sitting quite right in the media circus of faux healthcare and tax reform for it seems like the solution begins with honest leadership promoting healthy, robust and open debate. 

I am still waiting….. 

Full Repeal is Tax Reform

McConnel & Ryan: Shambala or Pants on Fire 

An Opportunity for Pro-Growth and Pro-Family Tax Reform – National Review

Sen. Lee: ObamaCare should’ve been repealed in January – Fox & Friends

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The Killers of Conservative Values

Honestly, I am so sick of McConnell and Ryan I am past wanting to spit. They are not, seemingly, honorable leaders of a Conservative movement. They are not, or so it seems, concerned with voters or what we want. They seem to be totally unconcerned about promoting Conservative Values. They seem to be consistently killing those values while smirking, smiling, and posing for the cameras. They are #TheEstablishment. The certainly seem to prove themselves #Progressives.

I think Rush has possibly nailed it: McConnell and Ryan Are Just Fine with Trump’s Deal

Thanks to Mike Lee, who is truly the #ConsistentConservative:

“Raising the debt limit without spending reforms is bad policy. Tying the debt limit to emergency disaster relief is a disgraceful process. The American people deserve better and I will not vote for this status quo deal that only perpetuates the worst of Washington.”  ~ Senator Mike Lee

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Twitter Gulag therefore a 2nd account

So for some reason Twitter placed my @JSWardell account in Twitter Gulag (TG). They held me hostage for my mobile number. (I hate Twitter for that.) 

In the beginning the Twitter Progressives were skilled at trashing Conservatives and throwing them in the TG therefore it was necessary and essential to have a backup account. For me that is and continues to be @JSWardell2. 

What caused this unjust imprisonment? 

Well, it could be that I was rapidly Tweeting back to Progressives attacking my stand on DACA.  And it was going well, thanks to Daniel Greenfield‘s fantastic article that so wonderfully frames the debate: 

DREAMERS AND THE “HOLDING CHILDREN ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR PARENTS” ARGUMENT

  • Quotes:

  • If your father embezzled millions of dollars from his company, if you didn’t know about it, you wouldn’t be liable for the theft. But you wouldn’t get to keep the money.

  • If you’re unknowingly living in a house that doesn’t belong to you because of the actions of your parents, you still have to give it back. You’re not being punished for their actions. But that doesn’t mean you have a right to benefit from their illegal acts.

  • The DREAMERS have a certain call on our sympathy. But their American victims have both the moral and legal case to protect their rights. 

  • It’s sad when someone loses their house or has to change their lifestyle because their parents stole it. But it’s those they stole it from who are the real victims.

Oh my gosh, I LOVE Daniel Greenfield, prolific and brilliant writer. 

Anyway, back to the saga. Finally, after not quite a day in the TG, my original Twitter account @JSWardell is functioning but please be sure to #Follow @JSWardell2 in case my page is suspended in the future. 

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Relief for Houston: NO PORK PLEASE

Only the House and the Senate could mess up relief for Houston by passing a pork laden bill, like they did with Hurricane Sandy. 

What is wrong with Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan? Why do they refuse to simply up or down vote a CLEAN bill when it comes to spending? 

Additional Reading: 

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Is Paul Ryan trying to look Presidential?

It seems like Paul Ryan is working very hard at running for a future presidential campaign.  Everything is so well staged. Everything appears to be dignified. Most notably things seem to make him appear like a young Jack Kennedy. It seems like Ryan’s handlers are preparing him to look like a leader for a run for something bigger, in the near future.  

If that is indeed the case then Paul Ryan needs to be well vetted on his true leadership capabilities and where he specifically stands on smaller government because frankly, for all of his yammering and staged personality, I find him sorely lacking in his performance claims. 

  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to cut taxes and spending and rein in the debt?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to limit the size and scope of the federal government and return authority to states and to the American people?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to get rid of Obamacare and promote health care solutions based on free enterprise, not government controls?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to protect America from foreign threats, secure the border, and develop a robust, principled foreign policy that puts America first?
  • What exactly, as a LEADER, has Paul Ryan done to ensure that our judges and lawmakers uphold the Constitution of the United States, starting by halting executive overreach?

But first, let us flashback to November 17, 1998when Paul Ryan set foot on the political path to Speaker of the House…and beyond? Take your time and really listen to the whole question and answer segment, especially after the section on his family.

Note: And remember when Paul Ryan said“I want to say to the American people: We hear you. We will do right by you. And we will deliver.” (Begin at 4:19)  

In case you missed it, watch and listen to Thomas Massie: At least McConnell got health care bill to a vote.

And thanks to Thomas Massie, that is why I keep asking those original questions of Mr. Speaker and why you should ask him too, especially now it appears he is walking the walk on that path to a presidential run. 

#NoBailouts  #FullRepeal  #CutCapBalance  

#MakeGovernmentSmallAgain

#RealTaxReform 

In fairness I must point out Jim Geraghty’s piece in National Review: A Busy House but specifically quote him in paragraph three : 

“In fact, the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate, month after month: 250 in all so far this year…. Quite of few of those bills are minor — …but a significant number would count as accomplishments worth boasting about on the campaign trail next year if they were signed into law.

Oh yeah, and #WeAreStillWaiting Mr. Speaker.

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Rolling my eyes at the Paul Ryan survey

Here it is. Another useless survey with the goal being to get you and me to give the Speaker of the House campaign money.Screen Shot 2017-08-12 at 10.02.31 AM.jpg

Why? What difference does Paul-call-me-Mitch-McCONnell-Ryan make?

  1. Like he really is going to do something about cutting wasteful programs that redistribute wealth this time?
  2. Like he really will cap spending or actually make government live on a budget this time
  3. Like he pressed for and whipped the votes for Full Repeal this time?
  4. Like he is working hard to Make Government Small Again or keeping government policy as the new secular-civil religion, forever?

Right. Here is the pathetically staged survey: 

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So now I double check myself and my irritations regarding Paul Ryan to reread this article by Jim Talent. I like this particular quote:

“Ryan is entitled to the rest of this Congress to vindicate his leadership in the eyes of his colleagues, and he is entitled now to demand their confidence as well as their votes if they decide to elevate him.”

But what I really like are the last two paragraphs: 

“The issue of how much, and how long, to support a leader is a difficult one. I leave the last word to Winston Churchill, who wrote this about the days in May of 1940 when he was made prime minister:

‘The loyalties which centre upon number one are enormous. If he trips, he must be sustained. If he makes mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good, he must be pole-axed. But this last extreme process cannot be carried out every day, and certainly not in the days just after he has been chosen.'”

Now the question is: Is it time for the extreme process?  

According to Jim Geraghty at National Review “the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate… Quite a few of those bills are minor.”

I keep going to back to Clarence Thomas at the American Enterprise Institute’s 2001 Francis Boyer Lecture, February 13, 2001, titled BE NOT AFRAID

“Today, there is much talk about moderation. It reminds me of a former colleague at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who often joked that he was a “gun-toting moderate”—a curiously oxymoronic perspective. Just think of that, dying over half a loaf.”

Now my question is: Will Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, continue to drive Mitch McConnell’s, or whoever is pulling the strings, agenda just to die over half-a-loaf?

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Jim Geraghty link corrected: August 23, 2017

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