The Hard Part

Often I hear things and I wish I had written it down, as well as who said it. First, I would like to get the quote right and also it is only proper to attribute the quote to the proper person.

This quote, I am sure I will mangle. The preacher said it so elegantly, and I can only hope to get close to it.

At any rate, it goes something like this:

When coming to a difficult decision, the easy part is knowing what is right. The hard part is doing it.

I think back over my life of 72 years and the saying echos repeatedly. How many times, I chose the easy way because it was the easy way. This is especially true being as I am a habitual procrastinator. I always put off till tomorrow what I don’t have to do today. Also, if I put things off long enough, I just might not have to do it.

That doesn’t work for mowing grass. It only gets taller and more difficult. Nonetheless, I do hope for rain so I have an excuse to put off.

Excuses are the friend of a procrastinator. We can always find reasons, excuses for procrastinaing. Frequently, it isn’t that big of a problem. Sometimes, however, putting things off can have lifelong results. I know. I’ve seen many of them.

Getting back to the idea of making decisions. The other day, I missed an off ramp. I had to go seven miles before I could turn around. It was an inconvenience. I burnt some extra gas and it cost me a little time. On the positive side, I saw some nice scenery.

On the other hand, I have said things I cannot unsay. I have done things I cannot undo. They are things I need to live with the rest of my life. Oddly, I seem to remember them more than any good I did.

Moreover, there are decisions I have made because they were the easy thing. Perhaps, one of the biggest pieces of advice I can give a person is to do that which is right, even if it is the harder thing.

…and, as the man said, knowing the right thing is the easy part.

One more thing… Liberals like to talk you into the easy solution, not the right one, which is a little harder. They want you to take the easy way, the one you will regret. The country you leave your children will be no where near as good as the one you inherited.

Crooked Politicians

Occasionally, in the old days, a democrat said something well worth repeating. FDR said we have nothing to fear but fear itself. JFK said ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.

Nowadays, of course, the democrat invents all sorts of things the country can do for everyone. They have become the giveaway party, which ironically began with FDR. It about reached its apex with Johnson and his Great Society. That went over like a lead balloon. We had a higher percentage of poor after than before.

Truman had a pretty good saying, one which few quote. I don’t know the exact quote but it goes something like this. It is easy to tell the honest politicians from the the dishonest ones. The dishonest ones begin their career poor and retire very rich. (By the way, he did not retire rich.)

I know Biden likes to say he started his career as a poor man. I wonder just what his net worth is today. Seems to me that he has two very large homes in very exclusive neighborhoods. Hunter has at least one house that I wouldn’t be able to afford with four life long earnings, even if it were completely dedicated to the house. It sounds to me that they both have a ton and a half of net worth. I wonder where they got it all. I wonder how he plans to build on it.

It sounds like they has all the earmarks of crooked politicians to me.

It is bad enough that he used his office to make his fortune but Biden has also turned the helm of the country over to the squad. That’s not just bad. It is disastrous. Those communists have no intentions of letting us have it back- ever.

The New Legislature

In 1973, or there abouts, a so-called landmark decision was made by the Supreme Court, Roe vs Wade. Until that point, abortion was illegal in some states and legal in others.

In November, I will be 73. So, I remember the arguments and the demonstrations. Every night it was on the news. At one point, there was a push to make federal legislation to make it legal throughout the country, never-mind some states were strongly against it. In fact, most states had laws against it, at least past the first trimester.

The legislation failed. They couldn’t get it by congress. I can’t remember for sure, but I suspect the president might have vetoed it if they had. However, those in favor of it came up with an end run. They challenged the laws in the courts.

Eventually, it made it to the Supreme Court. A few men in Black robes invented a right and the Supreme Court, contrary to the Constitution, became a legislative branch.

The democrats learned something that day. “If we can’t get something legal, just go to the courts.” and so it has been evermore. Whatever they can’t get past the House or Senate, they just go to the courts.

There is one problem with that logic. They need to make sure they have the right judges on the court. Without them, it won’t work.

Is it any wonder that they are throwing a hissy fit? In order to enact a law, they must do it the old fashioned way and they just might not be able to do it. The people just might not like it when when they do. (such as Obama care)

Worse yet, some of the decisions just might get overturned. Given the state of the art of medicine, sonograms and such, even Roe vs Wade might get overturned.

Is that such a horrible thing? Maybe the legislatures will have to make the decisions. And, by the way, the legislatures are subject to the people. I think that was the way the founders of the country meant it.

And, by the way, that genius, the one that is going to invent the cure for cancer, maybe he won’t be killed before he is born.

Giving Credit

I hate to do it, but I must give credit where credit is due. The moderator was actually somewhat reasonable for the debate. The only thing I would hold against her was that she interrupted President Trump over thirty times and Biden twice, maybe three times. I’m not sure which.

Either way, it is over ten times as many. Nonetheless, when either wanted some time to respond, she seemed equally willing.

I do believe Biden really put his foot in it at the end. He made it quite clear that he planned on doing away with all fossil fuel by 2035. That is simply is not going to happen.

First, it would mean really building up the electrical grid system far beyond possibility. I’m not even sure they could make that much wire in that time. If all cars are going to be run from electricity, we are not only speaking of enough for the current but for the vast expansions of cars as well. I would say that in 15 years, we are talking at least an increase of 15 or 20% of autos.

And that’s not all. What about all the houses and buildings that are heated with natural gas, propane or heating oil?

Assuming that the grid could be built up, how do you plan on generating that much electricity. I have a clue for you. You can’t build that many windmills or solar cells.

Besides all that, with his statement, Biden just lost Pennsylvania. They produce a lot of fossil fuel in that state. and, oh yes, they use a lot of it there too. It would take a lot of solar cells to produce the power to run one small steel furnace.

It is just another of many indications that Joe never did anything but politics. I mean, even an eighth grader might have realized his error.

Money=Power

A few years back, a naturalized man by the name of George Soros took advantage of our capitalist system and made billions of dollars for himself. Since then, he has, seemingly been doing all he can to destroy the very system that permitted him to make his fortune.

Instead of using his billions to accomplish good, he has been using it to undercut the fabric of our constitutional system. His latest ploy was to pour millions of dollars into the election of district attorneys to accomplish his will, to let criminals back out onto our streets.

Legal though it is, it is not the way the system is supposed to work. Moreover, it makes me wonder about the motives of the man. When he became a citizen, he took an oath. Now, it would appear he has completely ignored it. His oath was to protect The Constitution and it would appear he is doing what he can to destroy it.

Nonetheless, at least he is using his own money, which he made legally. On the other hand, it would appear that Biden has used money from the US Treasury to lever his deals. In just one deal, he used 1.5 billion dollars of our tax money to get one man fired. In my book, regardless of the reason, that is just wrong.

Moreover, when you consider the reason, it just makes it all the worse.

How can any honest reporter casually overlook such a thing?

I used to think those doomsday preppers were a little touched in the head for spending so much for something so unlikely. Now, I am beginning to reconsider.

Promises, Promises

I keep hearing these promises that people will leave this country if this or that happens. The latest time was that they would leave if candidate Trump became president… but they didn’t.

They are all still here, every last one of them. What a disappointment. I don’t think so much as one actually left. That was very unfortunate.

Now, on the other hand, if Clinton had become president and she invoked all her promises, they would all surely leave…and they certainly would have a lot of company. No one would like what that woman would turn this country into.

Could it Be?

A few weeks ago, I suggested that the plans are to immediately replace Bidden after he is elected. At the time, I think I was about the only one in the world that thoughts such thoughts. As time goes by, I have noticed many others with my idea. I suppose that they might have thought of it all by themselves but I prefer to think they heard about it from me.

At any rate, I think the idea is more and more acceptable. I have heard it suggested a number of times on TV and read it a few times in print. Why not? It really seems very logical. I do wonder if anyone has forewarned Biden. He might not like the idea of being used. Then again, he might actually be in on the idea. (Get elected president and we will make sure you and your grand children never go hungry)

Regardless, now we have another question. He might not make it. With this story from the New York Post, he might not ever make it. He might have to withdraw from the election. He just might do so with the agreement that they won’t lock up his son.

Maybe that won’t be the deal. Maybe it will be something else. Maybe the mere fear of being charged with such horrid crimes will be enough to make him back off.

Then the dems will have another question. Who will carry the pennant for the dems. Kamala just won’t get it. She couldn’t even get the votes of the dems.

Then the communists will have to wait another four years before they can initiate their takeover. Then, horror of all horror, President Trump will have four more years in which to prove Obama and his bunch guilty of sedition and lock them all up.

Sorry. Not going to happen. It is a nice wish though.

Count the Votes?

Those dummycrats don’t seem to be so good at math. The only way that Obama care will get overturned is for there to already be four votes to overturn it. If a Justice Barret were to add her vote to it, it would make no difference. With a four-four tie, the lower court’s decision would stand anyway.

The only way that Justice Barret’s vote would make a difference is if she were to break a tie with a negative vote.

Bottom line, she could only help the dummycrats. She’d not be able to help the republicans, regardless. (Well, I guess one of the other justices could abstain, but we know that ain’t happening.)

SO, WHAT’S THEIR BIG FUSS? I think it is noting more than theater anyway. Besides, I would have been thrilled if they had never passed Obama care. It cost me about thirty thousand dollars. It took a big bite out of my IRA.

By the way, it would appear that not too many reporters are that bright either. Why haven’t they pointed out the error in their logic.

Ratcheting Down

There is a tool that will be found in almost every mechanic’s tool box called a ratchet.  It is an especially useful tool in that it can save a lot of time.  It can be set to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts in such a way that the operator can twist it both ways and it only goes one way.  Hence, it can tighten or loosen things without continually being repositioned.

Of course, I likely don’t need to tell you this.  Most people are already well aware of it.  The point is that when it is set for tightening, they cannot be used for loosening and vice-versa.

The thing is that socialism is like a ratchet that is set for tightening.  It is only used for tightening control over a populace, not for loosening.

If history teaches us one thing it teaches us that communism is very reluctant to loosen its hold on a people.  It was not until the Soviet Union went bankrupt that it folded.  And, by the way, the same maniacal outfit is still in control of Russia, only under another name.  Fortunately, they were forced to let go of all their satellite countries.

China, to this day is ruled by people who call themselves communists, though they are actually selfish tyrants who rule with an iron fist.  If it were true communism, everyone would have equal food, shelter and clothing.  In China, as they say, some are more equal than others.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t see anything on the distant horizon for anything improving.  It only gets worse year after year and they are trying to force their form of government on all.  If they can, they will force their ways on the US.  They are doing what they can right now.  Their goal is one world government.

If they succeed, it will be like the ratchet.  It will be one way.  No one, no earthly power will ever change it.  The communist ratchet only works one way. Once it ratchets down, it never ratchets back up.