Friday, March 18, 2016

Dirty Harry Reid. But Where's McConnell?

The Slimeball of the Senate strikes again.

Senate Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid refuses to say why for months he has blocked a bipartisan bill designed to ensure inspectors general access all of the official documents they need to fight waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government.

How "bi-partisan" is the bill?  Both Wisconsin senators are co-sponsors.

But there's a curious paragraph late in the story:

...Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell , a Kentucky Republican, hasn’t brought the measure back to the floor in the months since Reid’s blocking maneuver. A McConnell spokesman said no vote is scheduled before the current session draws to a close....

Isn't THAT interesting?  Reid is certainly corrupt.

So why is McConnell playing along?


Anonymous said...

Because there is really no difference between the Republicans and the Democrats in the senate, and the backroom deals keep on coming... They are utterly corrupt. They are two sides to same coin. The coin of ever larger government. With 19 trillion in debt and going up, up, and up, they simply can stop the plunder. Dirty Harry and Bitch McConnell simply do not represent those who voted for them, rather those who financially support them and they will simply not stop the pillage and plunder until our currency goes Wiemar. What I fear is that Republicans and the Democrats are going to get together for one last huge goat fornication and Let Obama shove another Baby killing , Gun grabbing, Hebrew Supreme court justice down our collective throats, and we will be screwed for decades to come.

And yes they will do it for spite. This is a vindictive bunch. They know the drunken party will end soon and want to secure their chair before any other chairs are pulled away. The sell out price?, Two supreme court justices, One for the Jews, and one for Obama, and a place at the table for themselves, if they can pull it off, before the tide of Nationalism sweeps them away.

Nassim Taleb has it right when he says:

.....What we are seeing worldwide, from India to the UK to the US, is the rebellion against the inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking "clerks" and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual experts with some Ivy league, Oxford-Cambridge, or similar label-driven education who are telling the rest of us 1) what to do, 2) what to eat, 3) how to speak, 4) how to think...and 5) who to vote for.

With psychology papers replicating less than 40%, dietary advice reversing after 30y of fatphobia, macroeconomic analysis working worse than astrology, microeconomic papers wrong 40% of the time, the appointment of Bernanke who was less than clueless of the risks, and pharmaceutical trials replicating only 1/5th of the time, people are perfectly entitled to rely on their own ancestral instinct and listen to their grandmothers with a better track record than these policymaking goons.

Indeed one can see that these academico-bureaucrats wanting to run our lives aren't even rigorous, whether in medical statistics or policymaking. I have shown that most of what Cass-Sunstein-Richard Thaler types call "rational" or "irrational" comes from misunderstanding of probability theory......

Dad29 said...

Unnnnhhhh...your "Jew" stuff is out of place in an otherwise interesting comment.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I accept that.

Anonymous said...

How about Jesus? He saw the problem clearly......applicable no?
Names may change but the story is the same........

Luke 16:1-15

The Parable of the Dishonest Manager
16 Then Jesus[a] said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3 Then the manager said to himself, ‘What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I have decided what to do so that, when I am dismissed as manager, people may welcome me into their homes.’ 5 So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he asked the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ 6 He answered, ‘A hundred jugs of olive oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, sit down quickly, and make it fifty.’ 7 Then he asked another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He replied, ‘A hundred containers of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill and make it eighty.’ 8 And his master commended the dishonest manager because he had acted shrewdly; for the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light. 9 And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of dishonest wealth[b] so that when it is gone, they may welcome you into the eternal homes.[c]

10 “Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much. 11 If then you have not been faithful with the dishonest wealth,[d] who will entrust to you the true riches? 12 And if you have not been faithful with what belongs to another, who will give you what is your own? 13 No slave can serve two masters; for a slave will either hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth.”[e]