Category Archives: Bureaucracy

Bad deals

While Dims prattle on about the Green “New Deal,” they’re conveniently forgetting a UCLA study that found the old New Deal prolonged the Great Depression by almost a decade.

“The downturn of 1937-38 was preceded by large [federally-mandated] wage hikes that pushed wages well above their NIRA levels, following the Supreme Court’s 1937 decision that upheld the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act. These wage hikes led to further job loss, particularly in manufacturing…Our research indicates that New Deal labor and industrial policies prolonged the Depression by seven years.”

An enacted Green New Deal is likely to start one. Not that the Dims or their stenographers in the media care, so long as the graft is good.

Via WSJ

The shot across Mueller’s bow

“The [special counsel’s report] suffers from an extraordinary legal defect: It quite deliberately fails to comply with the requirements of governing law…

“This species of public report has no basis in the relevant regulations and no precedent in the history of special/independent counsel investigations.”

It’s a political report, says Trump’s lawyer Emmett T. Flood, not a prosecutorial one. More to come.

Via PowerLine

Smear artist Mueller

His “report” is a pastich of awfulness by the president, an outrageous display of bias on every page. He had the authority from Rosenputz to investigate the abuse of the FISA system that started it all. The hoax.

Instead he’s provided a blueprint for the Dims to follow to impeachment. Which is obviously what he wanted. He left nothing to chance. He’s a dirty cop covering for other dirty cops. A smear artist. Shameful.

UPDATE: U.S. Rep Louie Gohmert on Mueller: “This is not a good man.”

Clapper sings

Bronco’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper confesses to CNN:

“If it weren’t for President Obama, we might not have done the intelligence community assessment that we did that set off a whole sequence of events which are still unfolding today, notably, special counsel Mueller’s investigation.

“President Obama is responsible for that, and it was he who tasked us to do that intelligence community assessment in the first place.”

Well, that clears that up. Trump has Bronco to thank for 2+ years of harassment.

Via Gateway Pundit

Smoke stops

Amtrak is government railroad, so it gets the full nanny state treatment. Red and white warning signs abound, even on the spendy private bedroom windows to mar the view. But the No Smoking rule has taken some hits from the staff as well as the passengers.

Such that there are “smoke stops” of about five minutes between major stations. I mingled with two conductors smoking in black-dark rural Kansas on the Southwest Chief’s route to Trinidad and a sleeping car attendant on the Sunset Limited run to San Antonio. San Antone being a two-hour layover while cars and engines are rearranged. Some go to Austin, some to El Paso, New Orleans, and Chicago.

Some passengers don’t wait but light up in their private rooms and the cooling/heating system spreads the smoke throughout the sleeping car. If they can catch you, as we were all reminded every so often on the public address system, they’ve threatened to put you off at the next stop wherever it may be. But when they’re already understaffed…

Dims want feds to tally ALL elections

“Decentralization promotes individual liberty. When power over elections is centralized, it is easier for that power to be abused. When power over elections is decentralized, no single malevolent actor can exert improper control over the process. That is precisely why Democrats are so eager for Washington, D.C. [Via HR 1), to have more power over our elections.”

They don’t care that this idea would violate the U.S. Constitution.

Via PJMedia

The Fitzgerald

A warship doomed by ‘confusion, indecision, and ultimately panic’ on the bridge.

The Navy she has become a sloppy ship. The Fitz was the second destroyer hit by  a tanker merchant ship, this time in broad daylight, in three months in 2017.

Via the good journalists at the Navy Times

UPDATE:  “There was debris everywhere,” Fort said under oath of the destroyer’s Combat Information Center. “Food debris, food waste, uneaten food, half-eaten food, personal gear in the form of books, workout gear, workout bands, kettlebells, weightlifting equipment, the status boards had graffiti on them. I’d never seen a CIC like that in my entire time in the Navy,” the surface warfare officer of more than 25 years recollected.