August 9, 2020

This monsoon season is starting to look like a “non” soon season. We’ve had a little more than 1/10 inch of rain in one minor event, and now the weather folks are saying the likelihood of no monsoon activity is pretty good through the end of the month. Which leaves us with only September to try and make up for rain we should have had by now. It’s just dry dry dry.

Here are a couple of predictions for you:

(1) I don’t see “Slo’ Joe” Biden picking Barack Obama’s national security advisor Susan Rice as his VP choice. Not only (In my view) would that make him look weak (after all, Biden is supposed to be a foreign policy “expert” with all his years in the Washington swamp), but it would also send the signal that Biden isn’t his own man and that, if elected, his presidency will be executed in the shadow of Barack Obama’s legacy. Personally, I think Biden is too proud for that to be allowed to happen. Which is why I think he’s ultimately going to go with California senator Kamala Harris.

(2) Mark it down that sometime around the end of September Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg announces her retirement. She’s already been having well-publicized health issues with the return of her cancer, but the Biden campaign is going to need a jolt delivered to its base to turn out for the November 3 election. Think about it: what else does Biden have to run on? Sure, he’s been wooing progressives by surrounding himself with the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “Beto” O’Rourke as his advisors on climate and guns, respectively, but he knows he’s going to need more than that to energize the Democratic base to come out. What better way than to focus the election on the Supreme Court and the issue of abortion rights for women? Ginsberg knows that. Biden knows that. So mark it down as a Great White Shank prediction you can take to the bank.

…one thing’s for certain: Biden’s campaign is going to need a jolt of something, especially after the week he’s had. He’s always been an empty suit, but the clearly racist comments he made (and still hasn’t really explained) has made him look like a senile old coot. I thought “creepy old geezer” wasn’t a good look for him, but “racist senile old coot” is going to be a harder image to dodge.

It’s good to see President Trump back on the offensive against Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. While like (I’m guessing) most conservatives we’d rather not see the President have to resort to executive actions that invoke measures traditionally reserved for Congress, the fact is that: (1) the Democrats have shown little desire to work with the President on anything that doesn’t serve their own political needs, and (2) the Democrats have only Chief Justice John Roberts to blame for upholding Barack Obama’s EO on the DACA issues as law.

…I’m not exactly sure what Roberts was thinking about when he made that decision, but there’s little doubt that in doing so the Court opened wide the door for further EOs – good or bad – by presidents who, for whatever reason, didn’t want to work with Congress on certain issues. It was a lousy Supreme Court decision, but Trump is using both that and Democrat insistance on expanding COVID-19 taxpayer relief to include for such non-starters as universal mail-in voting and “blue state” bail outs as a way to get what he wants.

…and if the Democrats want to sue to have the President’s EOs on payroll tax, eviction, and student loan debt payment relief overturned, more power to them. Not that they care about anything except maintaining their own power – after all, Pelosi’s Congressional district is a shithole and she could care less.

Had to laugh at Senator Chuck Schumer’s pathetic call for schools to reopen. All I could think is that Chuckles (1) has looked at the polls and is seeing just how devastating the polling is for the Democrats, or (2) he wants the schools to open hoping that the COVID-19 virus emerges big-time just in time for the November 3rd election to make President Trump look bad. You know damned well he’s not doing it out of some noble sense of wanting what’s best for thie country. He’s a joke, and ought to be treated as such.

And speaking of clueless Democrats, you’ve got to hand it to Democrat governors like Minnesota’s Tim Walz for sheer chutzpah: he allowed the Minneapolis riots to get out of hand as a result of his own incompetence, now he wants the federal government (a.k.a. U.S. taxpayers) to foot the bill for fixing the destruction wrought that that incompetence. Hey, Governor Walz, I’ve got two words for you, and they ain’t “Mickey Mouse”.

…and speaking of shitholes, how pathetic is it to see New York Governor Andrew “COVID-19 Killer” Cuomo begging people to come back to his state so they can be taxed relentlessly and beaten down relentlessly by Cuomo’s corrupt and incompetent government. No one in their right mind would hang around New York (and most especially New York City) the way Cuomo and “Comrade” Bill deBlasio are running things. Those who want to live in these “blue” states also have to take responsibility for how they are run. You want to live in places like New York, Massachusetts, Washington, and Oregon? Fine. But don’t expect me to help bail you out because smart folks are realizing they’re no longer desirable places to live and raise families.

Filed in: Politics & World Events by The Great White Shank at 03:59 | Comments (3)
  1. Hey clean out your inbox. Tried to send pics of my latest projects and “delivery failed due to inbox being full”

    Comment by Jana — August 10, 2020 @ 2:30 am

  2. I did receive your pictures, Jana – the job you did on your deck was fantastic! With your permission I’d like to upload one of the pics to the blog so everyone can see it. Beautiful work.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — August 11, 2020 @ 8:30 am

  3. Sure no problem to post them
    Will send the completed rock garden pics

    Comment by Jana — August 13, 2020 @ 7:03 pm

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