Yesterday, Switzerland elected a new lower house of the federal parliament, the Conseil National. This has, since 1963, been composed of 200 seats, apportioned among the cantons based upon their population. Elections are held every four years, with all seats in play. Elections are by a curious proportional representation scheme called “panachage”, about which you can read more at the link if you haven’t filled your quota of confusion for the day.
The results were a substantial shift to the left, with the Green Party and its splinter faction the Green Liberal Party both gaining largely at the expense of conservative and centre-right parties. Here is the makeup of the new Conseil National.... [Read More]
China demolished a church. Not just any church; this was an impressive megachurch that was built for massive worship services. There was no warning. Demolition crews and police showed up during a worship service, started tearing the building down with a large track crane, and evicted the worshippers. The next day they arrested the pastors:
“…officials detained the church’s pastors, Geng Yimin and Sun Yongyao, on suspicion of “gathering a crowd to disturb social order.””
McConnell should immediately make a floor speech, and issue a “sense of the Senate” document stating clearly that the chamber he leads will not ever hold a trial or even consider any pseudo-article of impeachment issued by a secret House-member cabal. Our Constitution clearly states that only the House of RepresentativeS may issue a lawful article. Notice that “S“, denoting plural, meaning the House as an entire, inclusive entity. Schiff’s committee has no authority by itself, nor does Pelosi. All other blather and bickering is irrelevant and should be ignored by McConnell. The corner Nancy has painted herself and the socialist Democrat party into is inescapable without severe political damage to them, no matter what the outcome of an impeachment inquiry vote might be, and no matter if they never vote as the House. Trump ensured that by releasing the conversation transcript, despite doubters of his strategy, as usual. I’m stocked up on popcorn, tears-of-joy towels, and confidence in President Trump. Don’t be a nail-biter, naysayer or worrier; rather, join the fun. Our only task is to personally do whatever we can to promote and facilitate getting out the Freedom voters for the election. That is all, Ratters!
The 22nd is the Enthronement Ceremony in Japan and I have not got my invitation in the mail. Clearly the post office has messed up, right? Maybe I should just show up so as not to embarazada the new emperor.
What does one wear to an enthronement? A megalomaniac would know I bet. I’ll ask DocLor or Haakon.
I have been really disappointed that two of the highest ranking Democratic women have shown such weakness. Hillary Clinton didn’t show enough leadership to make a concession speech the night of the election. No one wants to give one of those but you suck it in and deal with it. If Hillary were ever president, she would have on her desk “The Buck Never Stops Here”.
Nancy Pelosi got her feelings hurt and walked out of meeting. Trump has to face more garbage by breakfast than weak kneed Nancy faces by midnight. When the situation got tough she went and boohooed to a bank of microphones. ... [Read More]
“In a demand letter sent to CNN on Wednesday, an attorney working for the president outlined his intention to sue CNN for its willful misrepresentation of itself. For years, CNN has told viewers, advertisers, and sources that it is an unbiased, straight news outfit. That’s a lie, and the president’s lawyers believe it actually violates the federal Lanham Act’s prohibitions on false and misleading advertising.”
That is from Daily Caller. Here is more from the Washington Examiner:... [Read More]
In its first Saturday session in 37 years, the British parliament is debating and voting on the Brexit deal proposed by Boris Johnson. At this writing (13:20 UTC), debate is concluding on a “poison pill” amendment which would rule out the “no deal” option which many pro-Brexit supporters believe essential in subsequent dealings with the European Union. After this is resolved, the main deal will come onto the agenda.
In my expert experience, about 15% of Buchanan’s articles express a notable viewpoint or a pithy observation. His latest is of the latter type. Essentially, world leaders must be careful what they wish for, and our Congress is full of crapweasels.
I watched this interview and I have new found respect for Megyn Kelly. She was able to walk away from things for a year. That is a hard thing for some people to do. For they feel the need to put themselves out there. Often times they have to get even and put out a book to tell their side. Fortunately she seems to not bear a grudge and has enjoyed life with her family. “Spending more time with family” is the lie given for multiple departures but in her case this I think is the truth. If you get a chance watch the interview she had some interesting things to say about NBC and Trump.
In a move to show how unbiased they are CNN has changed their name to the Democratic News Network.
A person on deep background boldly stated anonymously , “We are tired of living in the closet. We want to express our love.” This comes as a shock to Don Lemon who had no idea the network was in favor of Democrats. Anderson Cooper on the other hand had on his “I (heart) Biden” button to mark the occasion.
USA Today ran this column. A reporter went to visit his hometown, and wrote a column defending the hillbillies for voting for President Trump.
The column tells us more about the reporter and his journalist friends than it tells about a small town in southeast Ohio. The tone is sad, as in, the reporter is sad that his hometown people say they will vote for Trump again. He wrote to rationalize them to his pals.
The hometown is struggling, as all of Appalachia struggles. But more of them have jobs now, and they rightly attribute this to President Trump.
Sitting out on my chaise watching my pretty Koi and a thought came to me. China will never overtake the USA. That is because they are truly racist and we are not. Plus they are commies, so there’s that.