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The Blame Game – covid 19 version

Like most, I am sitting here doing nothing. for far too long. and after watching a million hours of “news casts” and , reading lots of postings I have come to the conclusion that we are seeing the same old same old playing out.

The left in their  big push, are trying everything they can to make Trump look bad. They try to pass agenda’s that have nothing to do with the virus in a virus bill. they are doing everything they can to push their agenda.

I am seeing the left attempt to push all the blame for everything onto Trump. well let  me try to fix some of that.

as to PPE(personal protection equipment), shall we follow the proper routes of what is supposed to happen? O.K. here we go. first off, hospitals are private corporations. they are supposed to be the primary supplier for their own needs. The facts, if you had watched, show that they were not stocked for anything(or so they say). They started to complain that they didn’t have the supplies the first week of the event. HUH? no supplies to cover this early? ok,  let’s get past that then.

The next step?  Let’s take NYC (who is the biggest complainer right now),  the hospitals are then supposed to go to the city for additional supplies. But wait, the city has no supplies either? huh?

OK, that failure can be over looked , kinda. next step? let’s call the state. a call to the state shows they don’t have it either. huh??? how can the state not have emergency supplies? so now the state calls the feds demanding they give them the supplies they were supposed to have. And as they are a democratic state, expect the feds to supply them with everything they don’t need. They are demanding supplies that would last till the next millennia. and then blaming the feds for not shipping it to them.

What happens next? the feds find out that because some logistics person that was following orders, was unable/refused to restock the supplies that were used in a previous emergency. Probably in a cost cutting move so that funds could be used elsewhere.

Then we find out that the people that make the supplies are ignoring states requests for stuff and selling it to the highest bidder, even though they had taken orders from the states. (obtw: all this during a time when the DPA was enacted and medical prices were frozen).

And then with all these failures, The left is on it’s game, the blame game. You see no matter where in the chain there were breakdowns, it has to be orange mans fault. he is bad. he is incompetent.

Can we just get over the blame game, and fix our nation? Let’s do it. just get er done.  We are a great nation, and WILL get past this. So….

Sit there like I am doing nothing, only go out for needed things, take a walk in the air, while socially distancing, and then come home take off your shoes at the door and go wash your hands. Yes that is the advise from doctors that we are all supposed to follow. this is what they say will help end this.

ok gotta go, after writing all this and the social interaction I have to go wash my hands.

Cares Act Part 2 2300-

ok folks this is part 2 of how many? I am going thru this bill and it takes time. this is not the easiest to read.it is like 900 pages long and I am sure I have not even gotten to all the good stuff yet. Most of what I am in right now was in the original 90 pages that bloomed to 300 that ended up being 900. oh what fun.

2301 this is where they are giving business’s credits for keeping employees on. they talk abot a 50 % credit on what the employer has to pay in taxes.

they limit the wages to 10k$ per quarter.ok for small business I guess.

again the credit is counted as a refund under taxes.(really?) what does that mean? it means it can be taxed later.

you can use this if your income goes down by at least 50% due to lack of orders.

you cant claim money from a raise you gave with in 30 days of the act

it excludes any governmental agency.

again the money is taken from social security, but reimbursed by the treasury.

it would appear that this credit is good from march to January(not just the affected period.)

2302 payroll tax deferral program- uhhh this is hard to follow.

ok I think this section says that you can defer 1/2 your payroll taxes till after jan 1.

not covered if you filed chapter 7 or 11.

if your customer directs you to defer the payroll taxes the customer is now responsible for the deferred taxes?

2303 net operating  losses again not an accountant so its hard to follow, but it looks like they are increasing your ability to do net carry over losses to 80%? iow if your shut down you can write off what you would have made but didn’t??

if you own a business you will want your accountant to explain this section.

2304 losses for a regular taxpayer- I think this is the farm owners stuff, again check with your accountant if you do carry over losses  this is very technical and specifies dates back to 2017 and going to 2026

2305 tax liability for corporations- this one I don’t understand

2306 another one I don’t understand but looks to screw business partners and board members out of money.

2308-brewers able to be tax free for making hand sanitizer instead of booze.(this is big for the brewers as they may have had to pay tax on any product they brewed for any use.

ok now we get into the medical stuff in section 3000

so far it says that sec hhs will get a report from various agencies on the security of the medical supply chain and suggest improvements. it doesn’t say where this report is supposed to go, but as its the hhs , I guess to the president?

3102 just adds certain things to the national stock pile.

3111 says fda is to prioritize approvals for drugs for the bug.

3112 just says that manufacturers have to let fda know of any problems in the drug chain.

3121 is the same but with medical devices.

3201 start with coverage for testing

3202 is the cost of it, if covered by insurance, that will take the cost with no co pay. and it says that the cash price for the test will be listed on a website.

vaccines will be covered by insurance with no co pay

hmmm I didn’t see anything so far that covers those that don’t have insurance. odd.

3211 says that hospitals can get a share of 1.32b$

3112 telehealth expands access to tele health, but takes out funding for service providers to lay cables and such/. and sets up a 29m$ fund for telehealth thru 2025

increases one fund from 45m to 79.5m$ every year to 2025

3214 is the ready reserve corp.(doctors and nurses and such on call for a national emergency)

if I got this right , during a national emergency DHS and all get put under military control. so if your a doc, you are now a military doc. and get paid as such.

3215 makes it so you cant sue a healthcare pro for any mistakes with respect to covid 19 unless they are drunk or under the influence of drugs, or you can prove it was intentional.

3216 says the government can reassign any health care worker where ever they want

3221 is a pc change, from substance abuse to making it a disorder.(I guess to make it covered under medicaire?)

changes hipa laws so that if you agree to disclosure of something , it is now good for any future thing. under substance abuse

it also says that any hipa release cant be used in court unless you get another release.

that you cant be discriminated against for using drugs. iow: you cant be fired or not hired or not be rented a place or such. so now, you no longer need to take a drug test before you get employed?

 

 

cares act bill section 1000-2205

I am going thru this bill now that I finnaly found the final version that is almost 900 pages. a note, the original one was 90 pages, the one I WAS reading was 300 pages now this is 900? sounds like a lot of pork to me.

sect 1101 definitions excludes anyone that earns over 100k from the sba payroll loan

if you are a company that has its office in your home you can use the money to pay your mortgage and utilities as well as the normal payroll costs

1102 right here this is only a deferment of payment for 6 months to a year at no more than 4 % interest. and the bank gets paid 5% for the loan.

they increased the amount of an express payment for a sba loan from 350k to 1m

 

1103 splits out the grants in this bill (350b$) to 80% normal business, and 20% womens business. this is wrong. why are we still doing this.

yup theres gonna be a lot of money for website development.at least its not as bad as the Obama care website stuff.

1104 state trade?

1106 loan forgivness is where they say ok all is good if you did this.

not sure but the borrower nay be responsible for interest on the debt.

for seasonal employees this only covers your normal full time people that you would normally hire for feb thru june

tipped workers can get more than the rate they are paid by the employer.ex you get paid 3.50 an hour but make 15 an hour with tips you could get 15$ an hourin wages.(I think)

it could take 2 months for the loan to come thru.

the loan is not considered income and is not taxed by the IRS

1107 the fun stuff, the actual money numbers

349b$ for the loans from the treasury (of which 80%(279.2b$) goes to normal companies and 20%(69.8b$) to female owned companies)

675m$ for salaries to administer this

25m$  for an IG

265m$ entrepreneurial development programs?

10b$ for EIDL grants (emergency grants, a duplication of the original act)

17b$ for preventing balloon payments on a forgiven loan????

25m$ for more admin costs???? really?

so lets see what this part is going to cost the US treasury. I calculate it to about 376,990,000,000$ or about 28b$ more than the original loans .

total loan guarentees can not exceed 100b$ on the secondary market. (your bank selling the loan to another service.)

1108 yup they had to throw in the minority owned business stuff along with the “socially disadvantaged” however it is not given any additional funds, just had to be put in there.

1109 just says it all has the in 10 languages

1111 and 1112 are basically duplications under different names of the original act.

1113 provides protections (I think) for bankruptcy (I think it holds it off for a year?)

 

next section (2100’s) deals with unemployment pay and basically covers anyone that cant work due to the bug. this includes self employed, unless you can do your job over the internet or phone.

they give you 39 weeks

the bill pays for your unemployment not the state. and the state gets money for admin fees. the money will come out of the social security unemployment trust fund. the treasury will pay this with no refund from the state. for those that cant understand this, this means it will not affect the states budget on unemployment. states will have more money available.

and yes you get 600$ more than your standard unemployment amount

this fund is only good till jul 31

and you can get this unemployment money even if you are on medicare or chip

oh and this will not take money from social security trust fund as it is reimbursed by the treasury.

under the short term compensation part (2109) there is a penalty to the employer of half the amount of the unemployment amount. that could be bad for a lot of business’s.

ok they are taking 50m$ to pay for the waiting week so you get the money now.

sect 2113 give railroad workers an additional 1200$ at a cost of 45m$ from the treasury.

and again another 25m$ for an IG. (that’s 50m$ for Inspector generals so far)

sect 2020 goes into the 1200 / adult 500 /kid thing that is issued as a credit against your taxes(means we get taxed on itat the end of the year, and it will be subtracted from what you get next year.great penalize us while giving us money) this is the same crud they pulled on us back in 2018?

and in case your worried abot places like the US virgin isle that are posessions of the us , they are covered too.(yeah they snuck that one in.)

ok heres more fun.we are going to pay people that we already paid to administer the accounts to the tune of 78.65 m$ and 293.5m$ and 170m$ for IRS ops support. and 37.2m$ for irs enforcement and 38m$ for social security admin (what a way to shift the budget stuff around. so we got what in admin fees? how about a total of 617.35 m $ ????? (for people we are already paying?)

ok sect 2202 your IRA’s

if you take out less than 100k$ you pay no tax. and if you get rich in the next 3 years you can repay the amount you took out with no penalties

theres a lot of stuff I don’t understand in here

2204 something about above the line charitable contributions limit being set at 300$ theres a lot of stuff that is confusing and references tax codesabout changes to charitable contributions thru this and 2205

ok I am going to make this end of part 1. yes this will have to be broken into too many pieces . it is just too big a bill.

 

 

Socialist America

I have been very concerned lately, it would appear that the Democratic Party would like to change United States to Soviet Russia. Lately it seems like every bill that they put out is in disobeyance to the Constitution. They started out with minor gun control, they have increased it with more and more control of guns. To the point of almost abolishing guns. No this is not a diatribe about gun control. Then they threw in the ACA and all its restrictions, giving us an unlawful act and forcing us to take it.

Once that failed at the federal level, the states have decided to take up the gauntlet. We now see states like New York New Jersey and enacting such laws on guns, that would take them away. We see states like New Jersey and New York implementing items out of the affordable care act that were deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. We see New York deciding that bail laws are not good so they decide to get rid of them. We see the Democratic Party systematically trying to tear apart everything that makes our nation great. We see them trying to tear apart the First Amendment, with religious freedoms being taken away, or  trying to take away freedom of speech  with such moves as net neutrality and control of social media.

Then we see how they want to tear America apart, by letting just anybody in with their open borders plan. Where an immigrant has more rights than a citizen. Where states have enacted this sanctuary state stuff, that immigration policies cannot be enforced. In US states giving illegal immigrants college degrees for free. Giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses. Where some states are enacting laws and  so that illegal immigrants can vote.

Democrats are also calling for a raise to some ridiculous numbers of the minimum wage. While negating the side effects from this call for minimum wage, such as an increase in the price of goods, loss of jobs, a devaluation of the dollar. With every call for any of these  “social programs “, to a person looking it from the outside, it would appear to be the tearing down of American values. Is this really what we want? Is this what we will allow.? Yes we all want better for ourselves and our children, but do we want it at the cost of our country and our future? It is time to look at what is happening and you figure out what we can do, before the next revolution.

Marines and muslims a history

A 232 Year History of our fight against Islam & why it is no longer taught in our public schools…
When Thomas Jefferson saw there was no negotiating with Muslims, he formed what is now the Marines (sea going soldiers). These Marines were attached to U. S. Merchant vessels. When the Muslims attacked U.S. merchant vessels they were repulsed by armed soldiers, but there is more.
The Marines followed the Muslims back to their villages and killed everyone in the village.
It didn’t take long for the Muslims to leave U.S. Merchant vessels alone.
English and French merchant vessels started running up our flag when entering the Mediterranean to secure safe travel.
Why the Marine Hymn contains the verse, “To the Shores of Tripoli “.
This is very interesting and a must read piece of our history. It points out where we may be heading.
Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam, and Thomas Jefferson led the charge!
At the height of the 18th century, Muslim pirates (the “Barbary Pirates”) were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic .
They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant ransoms. Those taken hostage were subjected to barbaric treatment and wrote heart-breaking letters home, begging their governments and families to pay whatever their Mohammedan captors demanded.
These extortionists of the high seas represented the North African Islamic nations of Tripoli, Tunis , Morocco , and Algiers – collectively referred to as the Barbary Coast – and presented a dangerous and unprovoked threat to the new American Republic .
Before the Revolutionary War, U.S. merchant ships had been under the protection of Great Britain . When the U.S. declared its independence and entered into war, the ships of the United States were protected by France.
However, once the war was won, America had to protect its own fleets.
Thus, the birth of the U.S. Navy. Beginning in 1784, 17 years before he would become president, Thomas Jefferson became America’s Minister to France. That same year, the U.S. Congress sought to appease its Muslim adversaries by following in the footsteps of European nations who paid bribes to the Barbary States rather than engaging them in war.
In July of 1785, Algerian pirates captured American ships, and the Dye of Algiers demanded an unheard-of ransom of $60,000. It was a plain and simple case of extortion, and Thomas Jefferson was vehemently opposed to any further payments.
Instead, he proposed to Congress the formation of a coalition of allied nations who together could force the Islamic states into peace. A disinterested Congress decided to pay the ransom.
In 1786, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams met with Tripoli’s ambassador to Great Britain to ask by what right his nation attacked American ships and enslaved American citizens, and why Muslims held so much hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.
The two future presidents reported that Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja had answered that Islam “was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Quran that all nations who would not acknowledge their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
Despite this stunning admission of premeditated violence on non-Muslim nations, as well as the objections of many notable American leaders, including George Washington, who warned that caving in was both wrong and would only further embolden the enemy, for the following fifteen years, the American government paid the Muslims millions of dollars for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages.
The payments in ransom and tribute amounted to over 20 percent of the United States government annual revenues in 1800.
Jefferson was disgusted. Shortly after his being sworn in as the third President of the United States in 1801, the Pasha of Tripoli sent him a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 plus $25,000 a year for every year forthcoming.
That changed everything.
Jefferson let the Pasha know, in no uncertain terms, what he could do with his demand. The Pasha responded by cutting down the flagpole at the American consulate and declared war on the United States.
Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers immediately followed suit.
Jefferson, until now, had been against America raising a naval force for anything beyond coastal defense, but, having watched his nation be cowed by Islamic thuggery for long enough, decided that it was finally time to meet force with force.
He dispatched a squadron of frigates to the Mediterranean and taught the Muslim nations of the Barbary Coast a lesson he hoped they would never forget. Congress authorized Jefferson to empower U.S. ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli and to “cause to be done all other acts of precaution or hostility as the state of war would justify”.
When Algiers and Tunis, who were both accustomed to American cowardice and acquiescence, saw the newly independent United States had both the will and the right to strike back, they quickly abandoned their allegiance to Tripoli.
The war with Tripoli lasted for four more years, and raged up again in 1815. The bravery of the U.S. Marine Corps in these wars led to the line “to the shores of Tripoli” in the Marine Hymn, and they would forever be known as “leathernecks” for the leather collars of their uniforms, designed to prevent their heads from being cut off by the Muslim scimitars when boarding enemy ships.
Islam, and what its Barbary followers justified doing in the name of their prophet and their god, disturbed Jefferson quite deeply.
America had a tradition of religious tolerance. In fact Jefferson, himself, had co-authored the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, but fundamentalist Islam was like no other religion the world had ever seen.
A religion based on supremacy, whose holy book not only condoned but mandated violence against unbelievers, was unacceptable to him.
His greatest fear was that someday this brand of Islam would return and pose an even greater threat to the United States .
This should concern every American. That Muslims have brought about women-only classes and swimming times in America at taxpayer-funded universities and public pools; that Christians, Jews, and Hindus have been banned from serving on juries where Muslim defendants are being judged; Piggy banks and Porky Pig tissue dispensers have been banned from workplaces because they offend Islamist sensibilities; ice cream has been discontinued at certain Burger King locations because the picture on the wrapper looks similar to the Arabic script for Allah; public schools are pulling pork from their menus; on and on and on and on..
It’s death by a thousand cuts, or inch-by-inch as some refer to it, and most Americans have no idea that this battle is being waged every day across America. By not fighting back, by allowing groups to obfuscate what is really happening, and not insisting that the Islamists adapt to our culture, the United States is cutting its own throat with a politically correct knife and helping to further the Islamists’ agenda.
Sadly, it appears that today America’s leaders would rather be politically correct than victorious!

On Gun Control

I had a thought. (oh no) so here goes. Putting it all together I find it hard to think that the states could even do any amount of gun control. Be it magazine size, type of weapon,  or any such thing.

You see we have a few things that I would think prevent it.  We have the 10th amendment.

Amendment 10 – Powers of the States and People

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

This says that if it is in the constitution the states cant play with it right? OK, so what is in the constitution. We find that the framers were so alarmed that the government would do something that is against the thoughts of the people that, that they needed to make sure no one screwed around with the one thing that we could use as a last resort to fix what is broken. what is that ? Well they said that you don’t mess with our guns. plain and simple. they thought so highly of this idea that they made it to be right after the right for free speech and religion. After all how can you protect those rights if you cant fight back right?

“Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Yes they mention a militia, but do you know what a militia is? It turns out it is you and me.  Even the laws of the USA specify that. under 10 USC it says that there are 2 different militias. That of the Guard and that of the people. it says that it is every man 17-45 that is not a felon.

“10 U.S. Code § 246. Militia: composition and classes

The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b) The classes of the militia are—

(1)the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2)the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.”
Ok so there is that. So how does a state get away with ANY gun law? According to the supreme court we should be able to just ignore these laws right, I mean they did decide that any law that goes against the constitution is invalid right?
“Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803), was a U.S. Supreme Court case that established the principle of judicial review in the United States, meaning that American courts have the power to strike down laws, statutes, and some government actions that violate the Constitution of the United States. Decided in 1803, Marbury remains the single most important decision in American constitutional law.[1] The Court’s landmark decision established that the U.S. Constitution is actual “law”, not just a statement of political principles and ideals, and helped define the boundary between the constitutionally separate executive and judicial branches of the American form of government. “
So how do we get back to what the framers wanted? I guess we could go to the courts once again. the courts that were so liberal under previous administrations have exceeded their limits in my opinion.  They have allowed that which is not in the constitution and laws by allowing states to restrict certain things as long as they do not disallow the major things.(gun type, magazine size…. as long as they allow at least one type of gun.) All the while going against what the framers had in mind. That of the citizenry being able to fight the government using the same or better weapons that the government uses. you have to remember that the framers didn’t say guns were for hunting, they said it was to defend yourself , your state, and your country from the enemies of such. This is what we see starting to happen in Virginia right now, the people fighting back against a government gone wrong. They have said they were going to peaceably attempt this right now. We also see a corrupt government fight back with underhanded things. What I see of these 2A folks are folks that are upholding an oath that many of us have taken and have never been released from and the pledge we all took going back to grade school.
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
the basic oath we have all taken:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
And I will add in a link to Heller just because

Replace Nancy

I have a request for the left in the group.it is not really based on politics, but rather life.

I would ask that you replace Nancy as speaker of the house immediatly.no this is not based on the impeachment or what ever. this is based on the fact that she is 3rd in line for the presidency. I am afraid that if something should happen to the President or VP that she would not be up to the job required.the Presidency has a lot of requirements and stresses. this would be more than normal should we loose both Trump and Pence. the nation would be in a tizzy.I am worried that due to her recent apperances showing a mental deficit and or a physical issue she could not do the job.she has shown us that either she is a drunk or has parkinsons or something and has displayed symptoms of dementia.she has shown us that she can not even handle the job of speaker very well, at least from the podium of the house.she has shown a lack of care for the nation the other day when she told the VP i’ll call him back and then went out to party instead of the bunker.she slurs her words bad.cant keep a train of thought. so much more than I can say in a missive such as this.

I ask, because I would be worried if something bad happened, we would need someone that could do the job.Please, PLEASE replace her.

Thank you

What’s Next

It is time for us to get past all this, is he impeached or not, and , is Nancy breaking the  rules stuff. let’s move along to the next thing. The trial phase that we all know is coming. The question I bring to the table is this: would it be better to have a trial or to quickly throw the case out?

If we find insufficient evidence and simply throw the case out after the presentation, what would that do to the nation and the parties and the President? Would that leave the nation as sharply divided as we are now? Probably because the questions the left have would not be answered. The right would rejoice as this would prove that the case had no merit. This would leave the left saying that the trial was a sham. How much would it hurt or help either party? Could the right capitalize on this enough to show that the house did not do their job, and simply were out to get the President at all costs? Could the left capitalize on this saying they had a case and the right is just protecting the President? And what of the people in the streets? If this is the path to be taken, Then I would say that the right should be out there right now showing how bad the case is. That the vote almost has to be bipartisan to calm the masses. these are just some of the questions that are bound to be brought up if we throw out the case.

Now, if we have a trial, what should be the path? should we not allow witness’s from the left as they have made their case with these articles and evidence? We know the left is clamoring to bring in the witness’s that they did not take the time to get in the house. Do we bring in any witness’s for the right? Those that the right may have more questions for? Do we bring in any witness’s for the President? Do we subpoena the President to testify to answer the questions of what he was thinking, or do we simply allow a written statement? I am not sure at this point what good it would do to bring in either of the Biden’s as the only testimony they could provide is background. The rest of the list? Of what good would they prove? Would a trial with acquittal only prove the lawfulness of the house charges?

These and many more questions all need to be asked before we can say what would be the better way to go.

comments are always welcome.

Glenn

Nancy and the articles of Impeachment

Try this for a thought.Nancy is just using the opportunity that was given to her by the lack of time for the process to work. How does this process go? well according to Deschler 24, this is what is supposed to happen: after the house has voted for a bill, the clerk gets the bill and engrosses it (fancy words, means she prints them on fancy blue paper in fancy print), the clerk then takes that bill, checks it and the speaker and the clerk sign the bill attesting to its accuracy, at that point the clerk takes the bill and transmits it to the senate.
now consider this, the vote was taken late at night, and the next day congress closed shop and went home for CHRISTS mass break.
did the clerk have time to do all this? maybe? maybe not. so nancy seeing that there wasn’t time decided she could use this time to try to get what she wants from the senate and make herself look even more powerful.
I can not prove that, that is what is happening. But after looking at things, it is what I think is happening. In any case we shall see by the 8th.

the Impeachment that wasn’t???

 

Well folks, it looks like we have another fine mess going on here.  We are in uncharted territory here. And like all uncharted territory, It is cause for quite the discussion.  At the heart of it is Nancy Pelosi. And the question we have is, Since she did not send the articles to either the President or the Senate, Has the president actually been charged?

Let me start out by a simplistic definition of the word impeachment. Impeachment in the most simple  of terms means to charge someone with a crime.

Now if we were to liken this to a civilian judicial procedure we would go thru this. The grand Jury(the house) votes to charge someone on the charges brought to them. At this point they are not yet indicted. This is the job of the prosecutor. The prosecutor (Nancy) would then formally charge by informing the accused and the court(senate) of the charges.

Now comes the baily wick we are in. The prosecutor has not formally informed the accused nor the judge(senate) of formal charges.(She has not sent them on).

Let us not forget also that this is also a bill from the house (hr 755). Does that add anything to the conversation? If a bill is not passed out of the house, is it still considered done? If the house votes in a bill but the speaker does not like it, does she actually have the power to hold a bill? To in effect, perform a pocket veto? Is she required to send it out of the house within a certain time period? There are more questions than answers. Again uncharted territory. when have you ever heard of a speaker holding a bill that was passed by the house? Interesting fact I found while attempting to research the above. The house can rescind the speakers signature on a bill. But I found nothing so far that tells me a time limit or if the speaker actually has the power to hold a bill. Although most of the reading I did see was to give the speaker only limited powers. In effect, If the house has voted on it she has to forward it. But I can find no corresponding precedents.

So here we are, stuck in the mud, attempting to figure out if it is , or is not.