Impeachment is defined by legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com as “A process that is used to charge, try, and remove public officials for misconduct while in office.“
According to law.cornell.edu, the impeachment provisions in the Constitution were derived from English practices, but with differences. They say the Constitution limits impeachment to “office holders, and judgments are limited to no more than removal from office and disqualification to hold future office.”
So how the heck can Trump be impeached when he is no longer in office? Words mean something, at least they should. If you run over a corpse in the street (unlikely, I know), you can’t be charged with murder. You can’t perform an abortion on a woman that isn’t pregnant. You can’t amputate an arm that doesn’t exist.
Unless, of course, you’re a Democrat.
I came across some interesting statistics today. On a government website, they are proudly proclaiming that illegal immigrants brought in almost $795 million dollars in tax revenue to Illinois. Wow, that’s great! I’m surprised we are not out of debt already! That influx of tax money must assuredly help ease our debt and make it worthwhile to encourage even more illegal immigration to our great state. Of course, that is only one side of the story, and the only side mentioned by our proud government. According to a report by the Federation for American Immigration Reform, illegal immigration way back in 2007 cost Illinois taxpayers $3.5 Billion dollars in education, medical care, and incarceration costs. Hmmmm, so the great influx in tax revenue, offset by the costs we are incurring, leaves a net cost to taxpayers of $2.7 Billion dollars.
Why is it that our elected officials are constantly looking for new taxes instead of finding ways to cut spending? If they can’t find anything to cut, I can show them where to find $2.7 Billion in a hurry.
After the San Bernardino terrorist attack, I happened to catch Hillary Clinton making a speech. Here is what she said: “We have to prevent people who are committed Jihadists, or want to become jihadists, from being able to purchase weapons of war”.
Hmmmm…. is there going to be a new form to fill out when buying a gun that asks if you are now, or are thinking about becoming a Jihadist? If you check that box, I suppose you don’t get the gun. I don’t really believe anyone is stupid enough to believe that. So, in the words of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Since we all know no one is going to check the Jihadist or Jihadist wanna-be box, the only logical answer is that the gun control lobby can now read minds. That should make everyone feel a lot safer.
While leaders across the globe are trying to protect their countries from the terrors of ISIS, our President raised his sites. He can’t be bothered wasting his precious time on a JV squad of rowdy youngsters. Here are a couple of quotes he delivered during his commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
“Climate change increases the risk of instability and conflict.” He then warned them and other branches of the military to begin to factor climate change into daily plans and operations.
“Climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security; an immediate risk to our national security.”
So, lift up your hearts. While these other countries are spinning their wheels worried about being attacked by some overheated miscreants, our glorious leader is going after the real threat: Global Warming.
Don’t you feel safer already?
I would like to inform people that those big oblong boxes at the gas station / grocery store are not put there to help you find your car when you come out of the store. There are usually plenty of parking spots along the sides of the lot. Those big oblong boxes with hoses sticking out of them are actually for people to PUMP GAS!!! Just because it looks like a nice close place to park while you go in to buy coffee, or groceries, or whatever, don’t park there unless you intend to BUY GAS!!! You see, when you park there just to go shopping, you are preventing people from actually using that spot to BUY GAS!!! Get over yourselves and think about other people for a change. You know, all those other hominids in the world that aren’t you.
First of all, my thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims, friends and families of those people in Oregon who have had to suffer another awful shooting.
I (for some unknown reason) listened to Obama’s speech about the shooting. He had the nerve to suggest that when we go to the polls we should ensure our elected officials reflect our views? I fully believe that we should, but I can’t believe Obama has the gall to say it. Does he remember Obamacare? How many people wanted that? Nobody but the politicians, that’s who. Did he have a nice stirring speech at that time to tell everyone to vote out anyone who supported Obamacare? Of course not, because this idiot talks out of both sides of his mouth. The only time this vindictive little bully wants to hold people accountable is when they are doing something he doesn’t like.
Instead of handing out free Obamaphones, maybe he should be passing out free Obamaguns to every citizen so that when some maniac starts shooting, everyone can pull out their Obamaguns and fill him full of lead.
I am really sorry I missed Obama’s speech the other day. I’m sure it was thoughtful, and heartfelt. I’m sure he denounced the recent hunting down of police officers. People who’s job is nothing less than protecting the rest of us. I imagine people were in tears listening to him call for an end to the divisiveness of the “Black lives matter” marchers and a move toward inclusiveness and acceptance. He is, after all, the great orator of our age. Hold on a sec….
(What? He didn’t? Seriously?)
I would have to guess that mainstream media finally got what it wanted. A race war against police. If you don’t think that is what they wanted, either you have not been paying attention, or you are dangerously naive. What has been the lead to too many stories lately? WHITE police officer shoots BLACK altar boy. Or WHITE police officer shoots harmless black child. Black lives matter! If you dare to say “All lives matter”, you are chastised and pummeled by the media that says you are watering down the message. Well, now a black man shot and killed an innocent white police officer while he was pumping gas. Watching several news channels to get the story, all I heard was “Police officer shot at gas station”. None of the news stations I watched even mentioned that it was a black man that did the shooting. The only reason I know it was a black man is that one of the stations showed a picture of the assailant as he was being taken into custody. Is race only important when black people are the victims? Does the media feel responsible and are trying to hide the facts so it’s less obvious what they have initiated? Unfortunately, I don’t think they are capable of feeling shame. They are fully culpable in this incident and should be held accountable. If they didn’t see this coming, they should have.
Webster defines tolerance as a willingness to accept feelings, habits, or beliefs that are different from your own. Does anyone else find it strange that a business has been shut down and people are boycotting Indiana in the name of tolerance? I’m sorry, but when I start thinking about this my brain goes into an infinite loop.
The Jackie Robinson little league team had their championship stripped because they were caught padding their team with players from outside their approved zone. They also had all their regional titles taken away. Now all the public figures in Chicago are crying that the children did nothing wrong and they should keep their championships. Their argument is that the adults cheated, not the kids, so the kids should not be punished. Ok, I get it. The kids didn’t do anything wrong. Neither did the kids from the New Albany Little League team in Southern Indiana. All they did was get beat by a team filled with ringers for the Great Lakes Championship game. That was the end of their run. They didn’t get to go to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to play for the National title. The Jackie Robinson team got to do that. Everyone in Chicago is crying out for justice for the children who did nothing wrong. The only problem is, they are demanding justice for the wrong team.