Gutless Mueller Ignores Real Scandal

Gutless Mueller Ignores Real Scandal — In a disgraceful, gutless final act Robert Mueller at his farewell appearance before the press implied he didn’t recommend that President Trump be charged with obstruction of justice only because he was the president.

Really? You couldn’t find any evidence that he colluded with the Russians but implied he still could have committed the lame process crime of obstruction?

You are either so clueless that you can’t conceive of the division in the country that you are unwilling to heal or so craven you figure getting back in the good social graces of the D.C. establishment is more important.

You pointed out that the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections. That’s good to know, we guess. How about the Ukrainians? How about the Chinese? Did any of the $1.7 billion in cash Obama gave the Iranians flow back to Western politicians? It certainly was alleged on May 8, 2018. Did former Secretary of State John Kerry have a secret meeting with Iranian officials a few days later as had been reported?

Did the FBI meddle? The CIA? Those are far more concerning questions to the average American.

But you are a gutless swamp dweller who is part of the machine and took your final bow on the national stage to take a gratuitous shot at President Trump.

Goodbye and good riddance.

Gutless Mueller Ignores Real Scandal
Gutless Mueller Ignores Real Scandal

Transgender Surgery Big Moneymaker

Transgender Surgery Big Moneymaker –The Wall Street Journal, May 3, had a great article by Abigail Shrier concerning Paul McHugh, the brilliant doctor who shut down Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Gender Identity Clinic while the hospital’s psychiatrist in chief in 1979.

“(The hospital) wasted scientific and technical resources and damaged our professional credibility by collaborating with madness rather than trying to study, cure, and ultimately prevent it,”  he said.

The clinic was reopened as the Center for Transgender Health in 2017, performing what it now calls “gender-affirming surgeries.”

“Demand is massive,” Ms. Shrier reports.

The complicated operations are “big moneymakers,” she was told.

We guess that’s the rest of the story.

“Either the plastic surgeons and the transgender psychiatrists are right and I’m wrong—and if that’s the case, they will have done a lot of good by opposing me, and I will have been a drag on the system,” said McHugh, who has just turned 88. “Or the opposite. Suppose they’re wrong and I’m right? They will have mutilated thousands of children, and I will look good. Who do you think is sleeping better at night?”

Transgender Surgery Big Moneymaker
ransgender Surgery Big Moneymaker --The Wall Street Journal, May 3, had a great article by Abigail Shrier concerning Paul McHugh, the brilliant doctor

Justin Trudeau NXIVM Connection Alleged

Justin Trudeau NXIVM Connection Alleged — Justin Trudeau, the hip, cool anti-Trump Canadian prime minister who bears a strange physical resemblance to Fidel Castro, is in real trouble.

Former Canadian Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould testified before her country’s House of Commons that Trudeau pressured her to reach a settlement with SNC-Lavalin, a large Canadian engineering company charged with serious crimes namely giving bribes to the Libyan government when it was under the control of Muammar Gaddafi.

Ms. Wilson-Raybould was forced from her post in January. The scandal exploded, Feb. 7, with a story in The Globe and Mail.

But some are speculating that there is far more to this than simple political hackery and corporate cronyism.

Tech guru and former Democrat activist Jeffrey Peterson is claiming that there are connections to NXIVM, the twisted sex cult largely financed by Sara Bronfman, heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune.

Peterson’s basis is Stephen Bronfman — Sara’s cousin — being Trudeau’s friend and a major fundraiser for him. Also Stephen’s finances are managed by a company in which Emma Griffin is an executive. She is the wife of Neil Bruce, who is president of SNC-Lavalin.

SNC-Lavalin, besides allegedly giving $160 million in kickbacks to Al-Saadi Gaddafi, the late Muammar’s son, treated the lad to a sex trip across Canada.

A flaw in Peterson’s case, however, is that Sara Bronfman is married to Basit Igtet.

Igtet, a Muslim businessman from Libya, helped orchestrate the overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011.

It seems the cousins had cross purposes regarding Libya.

Justin Trudeau NXIVM Connection Alleged --

On the other hand, it does raise the question as to whether Sara Bronfman ever sent Hillary Clinton a thank you note.

Or maybe the money just said it all.

Justin Trudeau NXIVM Connection Alleged

Cronyism Nearly Doubles Montco Courthouse Cost

Cronyism Nearly Doubles Montco Courthouse Cost

By Joe Gale

Cronyism Nearly Doubles Montco Courthouse Cost
Joe Gale

The proposed Montgomery County budget for 2019 includes an unacceptable increase in funding for the Courthouse Campus project in Norristown. This initiative was originally estimated to cost a sizable $281 million but has suddenly risen to a shocking $406 million. That is a jump of $125 million, or 44 percent, for a plan that is already the most expensive capital improvement project in County history.

To make matters worse, I have received letters from politicians including Senator Bob Casey, Governor Tom Wolf and State Representatives Matt Bradford and Mary Jo Daley, as well as notes from various labor and trade unions, pushing me to vote ‘Yes’ on the enactment of a Project Labor Agreement (“PLA”).

Doing so would mandate the use of union labor, thereby excluding 80 percent of otherwise qualified construction firms from participating in the bidding process.

Across the board, PLAs reduce competition and grow construction costs by an average of 20 percent. In this case, that means the Courthouse Campus project could balloon by an additional $80-100 million and reach a total expenditure of half a billion dollars!

Despite vast pressure from political insiders, I will not pander to lobbyists and special interest groups at the expense of Montgomery County taxpayers.

Therefore, I have asked my fellow County Commissioners for common-sense compromise to prevent the already bloated cost of the Courthouse Campus project from further spiraling out of control.

If my fellow Commissioners join me in rejecting a reckless PLA and agree to scale back the Courthouse Campus project to the initial cost of $281 million, I will vote in support of the proposed 2019 Budget to help give the residents, families and businesses of Montgomery County a bi-partisan victory.

Joe Gale is the Republican on the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.

Cronyism Nearly Doubles Montco Courthouse Cost

Treason Trials Starting???

Treason Trials Starting??? — Yesterday (Nov. 28) President Trump retweeted a meme showing Hillary, Bill, Obama and others behind bars with the words Now that Russia Collusion is a proven lie, when do the trials for treason begin?

The meme (below) had been found by DJT on the account of The Trump Train.Treason Trials Starting???

What we found fascinating was the near silence yesterday. The President of the United States is implying two of the last three administrations were treasonous and the establishment media ignored it albeit that seems to be changing.

Vlogger Brenden Dilley points out that it is not just Trump’s fans in the U.S. that follow his tweets. Every world leader does. What were they thinking when they saw it? Brenden’s discussion starts at the 24:30 mark.

President Trump has been remarkably successful in keeping the political promises he has made. One of them was locking her up. It warms our hearts that he might do it.

And lock him up too. It’s only fair.

Treason Trials Starting???

 

 

 

Hillary Gets Away With It? Let’s See

Hillary Gets Away With It? Let's See
We came, we saw and I got locked up.

Hillary Gets Away With It? Let’s See — President Trump threw out an interesting bit at his rally last night (Aug.30) in Evansville, Ind.

He said:

Our biggest obstacle and their greatest ally actually is the media. You can believe it. We have stories that are so big and the media doesn’t pick them up. We have stories that if that was about a Republican or a conservative it would be front page of every newspaper and we have them and they just don’t want to write them. It’s a dishonest group of people. I will tell you that. You can have the biggest story about Hillary Clinton, I mean just look at what she’s getting away with but let’s see if she gets away with it, let’s see.

He kept his promise on NAFTA. Maybe he will keep his promise too about locking her up.

His statement can be found at about the 27 minute mark:

https://www.c-span.org/video/?450744-1/president-trump-campaigns-indiana-gop-senate-candidate-mike-braun

Hillary Gets Away With It? Let’s See

Lou Barletta Triggers Kochs, Globalists Want Casey

Lou Barletta Triggers Kochs, Globalists Want Casey — The globalist Koch Brothers — Charles  and David  — have shown their true colors and are working to save a Pennsylvania senate seat for fellow globalist Bobby Casey, a Democrat, and to keep it from falling into the hands of pro-citizen Lou Barletta.

The Kochs say it is because Lou voted for the budget in March which called for increased spending.

Sure it is (wink). The real reason is because Lou is an opponent of open borders and allowing MS-13 and other gang-bangers to traffic cheap labor for industrialists and other neo-feudalists.

See where Bernie Sanders just praised the Kochs? He doesn’t like Trump’s Americans first policy either.

Election day is Nov. 6.

Lou Barletta Triggers Kochs, Globalists Want Casey

Lou Barletta Triggers Kochs, Globalists Want Casey

 

 

 

Pain Coming For Democrats?

Pain Coming For Democrats? — Michael Horowitz, the inspector general of the Department of Justice, spent the last two days testifying before Congress about the behavior of FBI officials in their investigations of Hillary Clinton’s, private, poorly secured email server, with FBI director Christopher Wray joining him Monday (June 18).

They strongly hinted the matter is not over. The illustration below — click on it for a better view —  accurately describes Wray’s answers to Sen. Ted Cruz, which can be seen first hand here at about the 3:07 mark.

Pain Coming For Dems?

Pain Coming For Democrats?

 

Education Access Now Piggy Bank

Education Access Now Piggy Bank

By Leo Knepper

The Education Access Program (EAP) budget item has increased by nearly 600 percent since the 2014-2015 budget cycle. Initially, the EAP had a $3.95 million budget. It grew to over $23 million last year. If you dig into it a little, you’ll find that the funds from the Program have been requested and spent on projects mainly to benefit Senate Democrats. In some cases, the funds go to school districts directly, but the majority of the funds have gone to support organizations like: The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts, The Bryn Mawr Film Institute, and The Pittsburgh Opera.

Private individuals making donations to charitable organizations is a vital part of civil society. When government forces taxpayers to support particular organizations, that is another matter entirely. Lawmakers’ ability to present giant cardboard checks to local charities is a pernicious part of the “incumbent protection” program designed to make it harder to dislodge elected officials once they are elected to office. Furthermore, over the course of recent history, we have seen members of the General Assembly direct tax-dollars to “charities” that directly benefited them financially, or organizations that were run by their campaign contributors.

Beyond the problems associated with doling out tax dollars to favored charities for good public relations, sending funds to school districts via the EAP is never a one-time deal. One of the quirks in how Pennsylvania funds school districts is a “hold harmless” provision. Essentially, the amount of money sent to a school district from state taxpayers cannot be decreased. In other words, the payments from the EAP to school districts will always be included in the “Basic Education Funding” the school receives from the Commonwealth. A $10,000 grant automatically turns into an additional $10,000 included in the next year’s (and the next, etc.) baseline funding.

Despite an insistence almost every year that the state budget is “cut to the bone,” questionable spending through the EAP and other programs illustrates that that is not the case. Too many members of the General Assembly confuse wants and needs when it comes to spending tax dollars. As we move through the budget process, our elected officials would be wise to take a closer look at where our money is actually going.

Mr. Knepper is executive director of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

Education Access Now Piggy Bank  By Leo Knepper  The Education Access Program (EAP) budget item has increased by nearly

Pennsylvania Shadow Budgets Are Font Of Corruption

Pennsylvania Shadow Budgets Are Font Of Corruption

By Leo Knepper

Pennsylvania Shadow Budgets Are Font Of Corruption  By Leo Knepper  One of the only good things to come out of last year’s budget was a transfer of $300 million from Pennsylvania’s shadow budget to the General Fund to cover the overspending. The shadow budget is comprised of Special Funds
Shadowy Spender

One of the only good things to come out of last year’s budget was a transfer of $300 million from Pennsylvania’s shadow budget to the General Fund to cover the overspending. The shadow budget is comprised of Special Funds that exist outside of the normal budgeting process. Several lawmakers found over $1 billion in excess money in these accounts last year. After a great deal of public pressure, the General Assembly agreed to transfer $300 million from the shadow accounts to the general fund. The $300 million was money already collected by the state and collecting interest in a savings account. To borrow from our favorite clickbait headlines, “You Won’t Believe What Happened Next!”

Rather than taking funds from the extra $1 billion that lawmakers identified, Governor Wolf created a new special fund. For this new special fund, Wolf borrowed $200 million against the State Farm Show Complex through a “leaseback” agreement. The arrangement is basically a loan that will cost taxpayers $191 million in interest over the next twenty-nine years. But wait, there’s more.

According to reporting on the deal:

“The winner was Blackford Ventures, a Lancaster County development company that provides government entities and private businesses with cash. After Blackford won the bid, the company created a separate firm, Municipal Real Estate Funding, in December to handle the Farm Show transaction. Both Blackford and Municipal Real Estate are listed on the contract.

“The company is owned by Richard Welkowitz, a one-time Teamster laborer turned entrepreneur. Blackford’s chief executive officer is Mike Brubaker, a former Republican state senator.” (Emphasis added)

Several members of the Pennsylvania House are exploring legal options to halt the lease. True to form, the Wolf administration may have overstepped its legal authority in entering the agreement. Under the Pennsylvania Constitution, only the General Assembly must approve the issuance of new debt with very limited exceptions. The issue revolves around whether the deal is a lease or a loan. There is also the matter of Governor Wolf creating a Special Fund out of whole cloth in order to subvert the intent of the General Assembly. Given the PA Supreme Court’s recent willingness create new powers for itself, we are skeptical that they would be willing to intervene on behalf of taxpayers in this instance.

Lawmakers are exploring the option of requiring the Wolf administration to make the lease payments from the Executive Branch’s budget. We will let you know if they take that route.

Mr. Knepper is executive director of Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Shadow Budgets Are Font Of Corruption