IS STUPIDITY A VIRUS?
by Burt Prelutsky
If you want to Comment directly to Burt Prelutsky, please mention my name Rudy. burtprelutsky@icloud.com 

I don’t enjoy calling liberals stupid, but it’s just about the nicest thing I can come up with that doesn’t require that I lie about them.

I mean, it’s perfectly reasonable that youngsters are stoopnagels. After all, they’ve been attending indoctrination centers ever since they were five or six years old, and relying on the likes of Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow, Jimmy Kimmel and “Saturday Night Live” for their news and opinions.

But there’s no excuse for such blatant ignorance when it comes to people as old as Juan Williams and Geraldo Rivera. You would think that simply through the process of osmosis, that by associating with some intelligent people at Fox News over the years, these two oafs would have sharpened up. Instead, Rivera recently described the Palestinian settlement on the West Bank as “the world’s largest concentration camp.”

Oh, really? Try telling that to the folks who spent time at Auschwitz, Dachau, Treblinka and Buchenwald, you egotistical twit!

⦿  If the lunacy was limited to TV pundits, it would be bad enough. But the folks who make our laws are no better. Just when you think that nobody could say anything stupider than the last thing that Nancy Pulosi, Sheila Jackson Lee or Chuck clown-Schumer, uttered, my congressman, Brad Sherman, pops up on Tucker Carlson’s show, and in response to Tucker’s asking him why census takers shouldn’t be allowed to ask people whether or not they happen to be American citizens, replies: “Why not ask them if they own any guns?”

Tucker was too busy laughing at the ignoramus to reply, so I’ll take a shot at it. “The reason, Brad, is because it’s relevant when counting noses for the purposes of apportioning congressional districts to the 50 states to know whether the noses have a right to be here and vote in our elections. On the other hand, whether or not law-abiding people have guns is no more relevant to a census than whether they prefer jockey or boxer briefs.”

⦿  Something that should be relevant to Rep. Sherman and his 434 colleagues in the House is the fact that over the past 30 years, college tuition has ballooned by over 210%. As a result, the average college student will graduate indebted to the tune of $34,000.

Additional bad news: 40% of college grads will wind up working at a job that doesn’t require a college degree. That shouldn’t be too surprising when you realize that during the school year of 2015-2016, the feds loaned an astronomical $3.5 billion to kids majoring in visual and performing arts. If you’re looking for a silver lining, you’ll have to look elsewhere. The youngsters are far less likely to own cars or homes, and far less likely to get married and raise families, than their parents.

As Tucker Carlson said, it all helps to explain why commie-Bernie Sanders, who campaigned for tax-funded college tuition, got so much traction with the kids, and why polls confirm that millennials prefer socialism to capitalism. That shouldn’t be taken as a compliment to their education; all they actually know about the two economic systems is that one of them requires that you pay for what you want and the other one forces other people to pay for what you want.

The big mystery is why parents, who continue to pick up the lion’s share of college expenses, continue to encourage their offspring, most of whom have the same taste for education that I have for broccoli, to pursue a college degree. Perhaps if they fully grasped that the average college student, and average is what most of them happen to be, spend only three hours a day on education-related activities, they’d be a little more concerned.

The other nine hours a day the kids spend eating, shopping and hanging around, which is apparently an all-encompassing euphemism for boozing, smoking pot, taking selfies and gazing at their electronic devices with the same mindless dedication that sheep in a meadow devote to their grazing.

⦿  With the midterm elections creeping ever closer, with the possibility that Nancy Pulosi will resume her role as Speaker of the House and the very real possibility that mad-Maxine Waters will live to see President Trump impeached, it’s time for every Republican to make the case for the GOP. I realize that’s not always easy, but the alternative is terrifying. It’s a numbers game. If there’s one more Democrat than Republican in the House, it means that liberals get to chair committees, meaning that in league with their treasonous allies in the FBI and the Justice Department, they get to bury all the bodies and conceal all the documents that people like Trey Gowdy, Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes, have been trying to bring to light.

To do that, you need to remind your friends, neighbors and relatives, not to fall for the usual left-wing tripe. You know, for instance, that the Democrats and their chums in the media will continue to insist that the tax reform bill only benefited millionaires and billionaires, ignoring the inconvenient truth that most of those poohbahs are Hollywood and Silicon Valley elitists.

The fact is that tax cuts will always benefit those who pay most of the taxes. But keep in mind that in the U.S., the richest one percent pay 39% of all income taxes. 

The top 10% pay 70.9%, whereas those making less than $40,000-a-year don’t pay a damn thing. It’s also a fact that a great many wage-earners aren’t as aware as they should be that, thanks to the tax bill, they are making more money these days. The reason they may be unaware of that fact is because some of them have their salaries deposited directly into their checking accounts.

If you know any of these people, you need to remind them that they’re better off now than they were under liar-nObama. Heck, Nancy Pulosi even went so far as to dub thousand-dollar bonuses as “crumbs,” easy enough to do if your own fortune is in excess of $30 million, but a pretty sizable crumb if it represents one or two percent of your annual salary.

⦿  I don’t usually engage in the prediction game, but judging by how much time and attention the Democrats are devoting to illegal aliens, I’m going to climb out on a limb and predict that their 2020 presidential candidate will be Hispanic. For one thing, there is nobody who can claim it’s his or her turn, the way that liar-Hillary Clinton could. For another, the beauty of having a member of a minority at the top of the ticket is that, like liar-nObama, he or she would have a Teflon shield with which to deflect the normal attacks that go with a run for the presidency.

You may recall that in 2008, rino-John McCain wouldn’t even allow a TV ad to be run that connected his opponent to Rev. Jeremiah (“G—damn America!”) Wright.

⦿  It was Henry Clay who said: “All religions that are united with government are more or less inimical to liberty. All those that are separated from government are compatible with liberty.”

I don’t know if he had Islam specifically in mind, but he should have, as all the nations in which Muslims are the majority are theocratic cesspools in which those who don’t kneel to Mecca are condemned as infidels and are subject to torture and death if they don’t convert.

The only places that rival them when it comes to sheer evil are nations like the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and North Korea, where the dictators declare themselves God and where religion was or is nothing more than a rumor.

⦿  Just for the record, has anyone ever seen Robert Mueller smile? Did he perhaps smile once when he was a baby and decide it just didn’t feel right?
If you want to Comment directly to Burt Prelutsky, please mention my name Rudy. burtprelutsky@icloud.com 

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 Ask Burt this, Why is the Republican Party in bed with the Democrat Party?   Hmmm? Why? Its not to hard to figure out that they are, and who they are and what countries they came from.

 Burt may be smart, but he seems to be just another bot at work with no real cure for the virus.

And ReleaseTheMemo, did not go any where in Congress, its BS!!!! and they continue to lie. Now Trump does have the authority to undo Unconstitutional Laws, but he don't, he continues to consider the American People as if we are stupid. There is no flu shot for Congress to fix stupid, but they can be removed or voted out.

Tif

Why don't you ask Burt yourself. I am sure he will respond to you.

The reason the memo was not release is because Rosenstein is holding it back. The question is why? 

Hey man, we are not buying this, and I am impressed, Tif slammed your boy and this Government real good....Nice.

"The fact is that tax cuts will always benefit those who pay most of the taxes. But keep in mind that in the U.S., the richest one percent pay 39% of all income taxes." Quote Burt Prelutsky. 

Keep this in mind while considering the above quote... Landlords and business owners pass on all their taxes, in their rents, fees, and charges for their products and services... The customers of the richest one percent fund their taxes by purchasing their goods and services.

Hence, the Consumer of their goods and services are actually paying the taxes of the richest 1%..  It is very disingenuous to CLAIM that wealthy/business owners pay taxes... in effect, they don't, they pass them on to their customers.

Ronald

It does make sense but if you or I were that 1% won't we pass it on to our customers? It also makes sense if a product is raised in price in delivery wouldn't it make sense to pass the cost to our customers..But the 1% do price 39% in taxes no matter what.

Rudy... I don't say or suggest that it is wrong to ExPENSE TAXES. However, it is disingenuous to do so and then claim one is paying 39% of the Income Taxes. By the way, personal/individual income taxes account for only 45% of the Revenues taken in by the Federal Government.

A breakdown of taxes from The White House Office of Management and Budget shows that in fiscal 2007 receipts from individual income taxes accounted for 45.3 percent of the government’s total tax revenues, while receipts from social insurance and retirement taxes made up 33.9 percent and corporate income taxes 14.4 percent.

Most of the social insurance and retirement taxes (94 percent of them) are Social Security and Medicare receipts; the category also includes unemployment insurance and Railroad Retirement. Excise taxes, which would include the gasoline tax, made up 2.5 percent of all receipts and 3.9 percent came from other sources. OMB’s "other" category includes estate and gift taxes, and customs duties and fees. 

https://www.factcheck.org/2008/06/breakdown-of-government-revenue/

Note .... no mention of fines or seizures by the Justice Department and federal judiciary were included.  Huge sums of money... are disappearing in that quagmire of corruption.

Ronald

Thanks for the info and I don't disagree with those numbers

Unless you guys think that the American Public does not know that the IRS is not of our foundation like the Federal Reserve, you two are talking Greek.

Hank

Don't know Greek or even speak Greek

You don't thats Amazing !!!

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Newt Says What The Rest Of Us Are Thinking:
It’s Time To Throw Peter Strzok In Jail

Disgraced FBI special agent Peter Strzok, a senior member of the bureau who gained notoriety in recent months over his anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, was grilled for nearly 10 hours during a joint congressional committee hearing on Thursday.

At issue was Strzok’s anti-Trump texts to former FBI lawyer and lover Lisa Page that coincided with his leading of the investigations into both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal and the alleged Trump/Russia 2016 election collusion, as well as his involvement in the subsequent Robert Mueller special counsel probe.

The hearing proved to be a heated battle, as Strzok displayed an arrogant smugness in defiance of pointed questions from Republicans that he largely danced around, while Democrats sought to upend and undermine the entire hearing with a plethora of interruptions, parliamentary maneuvers and outright praise for the man who helped let Clinton off the hook while ferociously targeting Trump.

Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was less than impressed with Strzok’s performance and cooperation in the hearing and suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that the FBI agent should be held in contempt of Congress.

“I think they have to move to hold him in contempt and throw him in jail,” Gingrich said of Congress and Strzok.

“This is a person who is willfully standing up and refusing to appear as a congressional witness and he was a government employee at the time,” he continued.

“He has every obligation to inform the legislative branch, and I don’t think they have any choice except to move a motion of contempt because he is fundamentally — and so is his girlfriend (Page) — they’re both fundamentally in violation of the entire constitutional process,” he added.

Page had been subpoenaed to appear before Congress on Wednesday but refused to appear, saying she’d been unable to review relevant documents prior to the scheduled hearing, a closed-door hearing that has since been rescheduled for Friday.

Gingrich was not the only one who thought Strzok deserved to be held in contempt of Congress, as House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte informed Strzok that he remained at risk of such during the hearing, according to The Daily Caller.

That warning from Goodlatte came after Strzok had refused to answer a straightforward question posed by House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, regarding how many people Strzok had personally interviewed between a specific set of dates in relation to the Clinton email investigation.

“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s direction to answer the question or refuse to do so,” Goodlatte stated. “The latter of which will place you in risk of a contempt citation and potential criminal liability. Do you understand that? The question is directed to the witness.”

Strzok still refused to answer, citing instructions received from his counsel and the FBI to not answer certain questions on certain topics.

Goodlatte replied, “Mr. Strzok, in a moment we will continue with the hearing, but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation.”

It is unclear if Goodlatte and the committee ultimately did consider a contempt citation for Strzok following the contentious hearing, nor is it clear if Page will be held in contempt for blowing off her subpoenaed appearance on Wednesday.

Hopefully Congress will follow through on the threats of contempt followed by actual jail time against Strzok and Page in response to their uncooperative behavior and failure to appear when subpoenaed, if only to ensure that future witnesses called before Congress for sensitive or contentious hearings don’t think they can get away with the same sort of behavior.

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Cops Sent To Seize Veteran’s Guns Without A Warrant, He Refused To Turn Them Over

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” says Leonard Cottrell, after successfully staving off law enforcement and the courts from confiscating his firearms. Cottrell, an Iraq War veteran, was at work when he received a phone call from his wife. The cops were there, busting in to take his guns away. It all started after a casual conversation his son had at school.

Ammoland reports:

Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.’s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.

The conversation was overheard by another student, who went home and told his parents, and his mother panicked. The mom then contacted the school, which contacted the State Police, according to Cottrell.

The visit from the troopers came around 10 p.m. on June 14, 2018, Cottrell said, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun enforcement bills into law.

After several hours, Cottrell said police agreed not to take the guns but to allow him to move them to another location while the investigation continued.

“They had admitted several times that my son made no threat to himself or other students or the school or anything like that,” he said.

Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was “not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing.”

The troopers searched his son’s room and found nothing, Cottrell said.

“To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” he said. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

“In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often don’t know their rights. ‎In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are outrageous. A student expressing concern over lack of security is not a reason to send police to the student’s home — but it might be a reason to send police to the school to keep students and teachers safe” said Scott L. Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs and a member of the NRA board of directors.

NJ.com adds:

Cottrell, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who served three tours during “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” owns a shotgun and a pistol. He has all the correct permits to own the firearms, he said, and predominately uses the shotgun to hunt.

He said his wife allowed the officers to enter the home, and with her permission, they searched his son’s room — but they did not find any weapons, he said. The officers, he said, didn’t have a warrant but still wanted to take his guns. Cottrell wouldn’t let them.

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” he said Thursday.

He said the attempted seizure resulted because of a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law that makes it easier for police to confiscate guns when someone in the state poses a threat to themselves or others. The law is part of a broader statewide effort to make New Jersey’s gun laws even tougher amid the national outcry for more gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Cottrell said the officers “danced around the issue” when he confronted them about the new law.

A New Jersey State Police spokesman declined to answer questions about whether this incident had anything to do with the new gun laws.

In an email, Sgt. First Class Jeff Flynn said, “Troopers responded to Mr. Cottrell’s residence in reference to the report of a possible school threat. Based on their investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cottrell’s weapons did not need to be seized.”

David Codrea, writing for Ammoland, further added:

To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” New Jersey gun owner and Army veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. told New Jersey 101.5 after a June 14 visit from State Police,. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

Cottrell was recalling state troopers showing up at his door to confiscate firearms after his 13-year-old son was overheard discussing lax school safety with a friend.

Indoctrinated by a pervasive snitch culture — one that never seems to deter the blatantly obvious demonic nutjobs — the eavesdropping student told his parents, who told school administrators, who in turn called the cops. (Note “If you see something, say something” carries risks of its own – if you report the wrong person, you could end up smeared as a “hater.”)

“Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was ‘not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing,’” the report continued. Despite that, his home is now a “gun free zone” and that has been publicized by the media. He has, in fact, willingly ceded those rights, and by his own words in order to make authorities “happy.”

Before judging him for that, consider the environment that is New Jersey. Then consider the overwhelming force the state can bring to bear, and its predisposition to using it, especially if it’s to enforce citizen disarmament. It’s easy to anonymously declare “Molon Labe” on the internet. In meatspace, resistance is more effective when the aggressor doesn’t get to dictate the time and place, especially if that place is your home and you have family inside.

Appeasing gun-grabbers, generally couched as “compromise,” is impossible. It’s like throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of jackals and expecting them to be sated and leave you alone — instead of sensing opportunity and fear, and moving in closer.

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