Friday, October 23, 2020

BloggeRhythms

As noted yesterday, didn’t watch the debate primarily because no reason was seen for wasting the time. And now that it’s over, the decision was justified because nothing’s changed in the presidential race whatsoever. Trump remains the most successful effective and dynamic chief executive since Lincoln and Biden’s still a worthless no-account, stumbling, bumbling socialist, soon to be criminally prosecuted for abuse of power.

As far as self-enrichment’s concerned, little doubt exists that Hunter Biden traded on his name for many years while much of the family also cashed in substantially on the senior's public office. However, it’s believed here that the stimulus for the extortion arose from the opposite direction than that presently assumed by most others. Hunter long suffered from drug problems, ending a brief attempt at a military career in his 40sHe was discharged from the Navy Reserve in February 2014 after testing positive for cocaine. Marrying Kathleen Buhle in 1993, the two divorced in 2017 after a 22-year marriage. According to the New York Post: “In divorce papers, Kathleen accused her ex of blowing family funds on drugs and prostitutes.

Although the following’s complete speculation, Hunter’s background just doesn’t sound like that of one who goes on to discover, negotiate, structure and close multi-billion dollar deals with leaders of powerful foreign nations, regardless of whatever his last name may be. It’s likely much more probable that the deals were derived and developed by the Dad who because of the office held, Vice President of the United Sates of America, needed a bagman to handle extorted cash. And who could be more trustworthy than a ne’er-do-well son with no other viable job alternatives at a level that would make him a wealthy, international executive such as board member of a corrupt Ukrainian company in an industry in which he had no prior experience?

Thus, the thought presently held is that further research by the few in media pursuing the truth will continue uncovering proof’s that the totally incompetent Biden son, like Sergeant Schultz on Hogan’s Hero’s “knew nothing,” and his VP dad orchestrated and implemented the entire extortion racket.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Thursday, October 22, 2020

BloggeRhythms

The plan for today was to once again explain that this writer has no intention of watching tonight’s presidential debate. Several factors contribute to that decision.

The candidate’s positions on significant issues well understood from the outset of both major campaigns, along with constant attention from every type of  media, make it  hard to fathom that anyone actually intending to vote still remains undecided. It also seems highly unlikely that uncertain voters, if any exist, can possibly be significantly numerous or remain isolated from exposure to perpetual promotion by party members, representatives and/or the candidates themselves.

With vast amounts of information and propaganda readily available to voters, decision-making this year could not be simpler. Trump’s held presidential office for more than three-and-a-half years, during which time people were either pleased with his performance or they weren’t. As for Biden, absolutely nothing can be directly credited as legislation due to his efforts in Congress for his 36 years of service as Delaware Senator, or the eight more spent as Obama’s Vice president.

In fact, the only factor proven to date regarding qualities undoubtedly possessed by Biden is an ingrained problem conveying the truth. That particular flaw creates another difficulty in viewing presidential debates, whereas there is no way to determine whether Biden is being honest or not. So here again, audiences already possess everything they need to know about Trump from their own observation, while Biden has virtually nothing to offer except myriad promises that may or may not be implemented as presented, if at all.

Bringing us back to today’s original premise that questions the value of debates in the first place. And questions of value most certainly exist when debates are between an unequivocally successful performer going head to head with a congenital, conscience free liar.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

BloggeRhythms

Nearing the end of this term of office, no doubts exist about passions president Trump spurs in people, adored or hated ardently with virtually no middle ground whatsoever. Yet, whatever’s felt toward the man himself, his approach to presidential tasks has introduced an altogether different, and provenly far better, path to successful goal completion.

Most importantly, every governmental action involving presidential budgeting or financing participation requires commensurate acumen for creation, analysis and/or evaluation. Meaning that appropriate capabilities must exist in whoever holds the office to properly assess any finance-related consideration. Expertise among cabinet position holders, staff members, advisors or consultants is helpful, but not enough because without appropriate knowledge themselves, there is no way for any chief officer to truly assess the value of what others may offer or suggest.

It’s the area of financial problem-solving where Trump has proven that a “business approach” generally succeeds far better than purely political decision-making or simply attempting to please the majority, regardless of which side of an issue that majority may be on. The points been made and reinforced any number of times by Trump to date through the administration’s handling of the Covid virus, border control, trade agreements such as USMCA with Canada and Mexico, China trade and now, between the United States and Brazil. Overall tax decreases along with massive removal of regulations contributed to successes as well. All of which goes to substantiate that political knowledge and experience alone cannot satisfy need for business managerial skills where the nation’s economy's involved, and certainly not enough for the presidential post. 

In effect, what the analysis establishes is that decisions made where skills are absent produce poor to totally incorrect conclusions, which could not be more damaging or potentially dangerous than at the nation’s presidential level. A skill-lacking condition is most often established when “pure” politicians rise to administratively responsible positions and/or decision-making authority by way of election to posts. One only has to think back to Iraq in foreign policy or health care under Obama, for justification of the point that where an executive decision-maker lacks appropriate evaluation capability, the odds against successful outcomes sink to virtually lowest levels.

Difficulties compound for leaders when voter bases dislike appropriate approaches or solutions to arising challenges, ordinarily refusing to support those types of offerings. Quite often, if not most, it's voter displeasure that's satisfied by pure politicians while underlying causes themselves are avoided or ignored without required attention. That circumstance is worsened when, for whatever reason, typical constituents lack required intellect, knowledge or education for proper grasp of problematical situations. Which brings us back to Mr. Trump.

Presently, the nation’s chief executive is by nature, exposure, intellect and education, perfectly attuned to addressing multi-billion-dollar transactions in every day life. As a result, appropriately analyzing costs, contractual legalities and expedience comprising bills, agreements and legislation comes as second-nature to one possessing Trump’s particular skills. But more than that, the nation’s having those capabilities in its top decision-maker now establishes just as clearly that their absence is an unquestionably disqualifying factor for holding presidential office in the future.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Monday, October 19, 2020

BloggeRhythms

With election day less than three weeks away, The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has finally posted Democrat cost estimates today. Selections separate each group regarding how various segments of the economy will perform.  

Bidenomics

“Overall, the authors estimate that the Biden agenda, if fully implemented, would reduce full-time equivalent employment per person by about 3%, the capital stock per person by some 15%, and real GDP per capita by more than 8%. Compared to Congressional Budget Office estimates for these variables in 2030, this means there would be 4.9 million fewer working Americans, $2.6 trillion less in GDP, and $6,500 less in median household income.

“The analytical details are especially helpful on energy costs and the “labor wedge” against hiring that have received little attention. Mr. Biden denies he supports the Green New Deal, but his plans to promote electric vehicles and phase out fossil fuels go far beyond anything Mr. Obama proposed.

“To take only one example, the electrification of most passenger cars would increase the per capita demand for electric power by 25% even as more than 70% of baseline electric power from fossil fuels would go offline. Bridging this supply-demand gulf would require enormous subsidies and far more investment and labor to achieve the same energy output. Mr. Biden’s energy plans would cut total factor productivity by 1%-2% across the entire economy.

“Mr. Biden is also proposing substantial increases in business tax rates that will raise the cost of capital. The former Vice President likes to say he’d only raise the top corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%. But so-called pass-through entities (often small businesses) employ more than 40 million Americans, and most pay taxes at the individual tax rate.

“Biden’s plan to raise personal income and payroll tax rates would push their federal rates from below 40 percent to, often, above 50 percent, and these are on top of state income taxes,” the authors write.

“Mr. Biden would also raise capital costs by phasing down bonus depreciation in the 2017 tax reform, and he’d raise labor costs by imposing the 12.4% Social Security payroll tax to income above $400,000. The $400,000 threshold isn’t indexed for inflation so it would apply to ever-more Americans as the years go by.”

In summation, ultimate costs gather to the public as follows: “The risk from Joe Biden’s policies isn’t that they will send the economy reeling right away. The problem is that they will have a long-term corrosive impact by raising the cost of capital, reducing the incentive to work and invest, and reducing productivity across the economy. Americans will pay the price in a lower standard of living than they otherwise would—and that they deserve.

Highlights from reader opinions are illustrated in the following posted comments:

Reader ron neff:

"And....the think left our of the editorial is that with millions streaming across the border unimpeded---or even welcomed by the Harris/Biden administration,  millions more Americans are out of work because of illegal immigration.   And....this is not just limited to low wage, low skilled workers.   The Chamber of Commerce and Harris/Biden will open the throttle to full speed for visas for IT and white collar employees.    Looks bad for the low end of the wage scale up thru and including middle class Americans.  Remember when TVA was importing foreign workers to replace Americans and Trump stopped it ?   Do not expect Harris/Biden to do anything similar."   

 

Reader GeorgeB Purdell:

"Here's a shorter version of the above article.
We are recovering, but unevenly. A broader recovery will not occur until we get a vaccine. 
Biden is lying now about the economy, and is planning to take full credit for the ongoing recover as soon as he is sworn in.
The negative impacts on incentive, growth, employment, and investment of a Biden economic plan will be swept under the rug by a compliant and lying media. Until it can't.
Economics can't be denied. Eventually the deficit spending, entitlements, political lying, and media pretending will catch up with us.
That means the path out of a Biden/Harris socialist regime is a wrenching depression and currency devaluation.
Biden/Harris will use every trick to kick the can down the road, maximizing the inevitable pain."

All of which illustrates that no matter how Biden policies become implemented, the only way their rising costs can be covered is ultimately to be collected from the tax-paying lower and middle class. Meaning that the nation’s economy will certainly be caused to undoubtedly sink, no matter what.

That’s it for today folk.

Adios


Sunday, October 18, 2020

BloggeRhythms

We're now three weeks away from what could be the most dramatic change in governmental policy since Lincoln's election in 1860. Going into that contest, the issue of slavery had heated the nation to the boiling point. A significant question then was, how were the political parties going to maintain unity in the midst of such intense sectional conflict? 

At the time, the slavery dichotomy was crystal clear, making voter choice far simpler than today where platform differences appear more subtle yet will position the nation significantly left or right. In trying to find simplified comparisons of major party differences existing today, the following offering was found sent by a friend back in 2015.     

FATHER-DAUGHTER TALK

A young woman was about to finish her first year of college.  Like so many others her age, she considered herself to be very liberal, and among other liberal ideals, was very much in favor of higher taxes to support more government programs, in other words redistribution of wealth.

She was deeply ashamed that her father was a rather staunch conservative, a feeling she openly expressed.  Based on the lectures that she had participated in, and the occasional chat with a professor, she felt that her father had for years harbored an evil, selfish desire to keep what he thought should be his.   

One day she was challenging her father on his opposition to higher taxes on the rich and the need for more government programs.

The self-professed objectivity proclaimed by her professors had to be the truth and she indicated so to her father.

He responded by asking how she was doing in school.

Taken aback, she answered rather haughtily that she had a 4.0 GPA, and let him know that it was tough to maintain, insisting that she was taking a very difficult course load and was constantly studying, which left her no time to go out and party like other people she knew.  She didn't even have time for a boyfriend, and didn't really have many college friends because she spent all her time studying.

Her father listened and then asked, "How is your friend Audrey doing?"   

She replied, "Audrey is barely getting by. All she takes are easy classes, she never studies and she barely has a 2.0 GPA.  She is so popular on campus; college for her is a blast.  She's always invited to all the parties and lots of times she doesn't even show up for classes because she's too hung over."   

Her father asked his daughter, "Why don't you go to the Dean's office and ask him to deduct 1.0 off your GPA and give it to your friend who only has a 2.0.  That way you will both have a 3.0 GPA and certainly that would be a fair and equal distribution of GPA."   

The daughter, visibly shocked by her father's suggestion, angrily fired back, "That's a crazy idea, how would that be fair!  I've worked really hard for my grades!  I've invested a lot of time, and a lot of hard work!  Audrey has done next to nothing toward her degree.  She played while I worked my tail off!"   

The father slowly smiled, winked and said gently, "Welcome to the conservative side of the fence."

If you ever wondered what side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!  

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.  If a liberal doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.  

If a conservative is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat.  If a liberal is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.  

If a conservative is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.  A liberal wonders who is going to take care of him.  

If a conservative doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.  Liberals demand that those they don't like be shut down.  

If a conservative is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.  A liberal non-believer wants any mention of God and Jesus silenced.  

If a conservative decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it. A liberal demands that the rest of us pay for his.  

If a conservative reads this, he'll forward it so his friends can have a good laugh.  A liberal will delete it because he's "offended."

Well, I forwarded it to you.  Your call.

That's it for today folks.

Adios

Thursday, October 15, 2020

BloggeRhythms

Inasmuch as timing is everything, a growing question is whether recent release of evidence of abuse of power, along with disclosures of other suspicious activities, by candidate Biden are happenstance or an orchestrated scheme by Republican adversaries. Is this irreparably negative information being released this close to election day because it was just uncovered or has it been withheld until the most advantageous moment for Donald Trump?

In truth, whatever the reason may be, information now exposed openly raises significant question as to the honesty, integrity and underlying intentions of Biden himself as employment of family members for seemingly personal gain is made public. 

One of the best summaries of questionable activities comes from Dan Reynolds and Naomi Fisher in a Ventura County California’s Citizen’s Journal editorial today, October 15, 2020, who write:

Joe Biden has been in the political arena for over thirty years. He has been praised for his devotion to us, the citizens and residents of our United States. And he has consistently claimed he is “for the people”.

“However, Joe Biden’s actual attitude became public when Joe’s Son, Hunter Biden was given a half a million dollars a year income for a job in Burisma, a Ukrainian firm – a job Hunter knew nothing about and did not even speak the language. An U.S. investigation ensued.

 

“A BBC News video shows Vice President Biden bragging that if the prosecutor is not fired the U.S. would not give the Ukraine money. Biden’s apparent blackmail seems a serious abuse of the power of his office, thereby compromising our Government. 

in December 2013, Hunter Biden accompanied his Father on an official Government visit to China. During that visit, Hunter met with a Chinese banker. Ten days later, Hunter’s small firm, Rosemont Seneca, announced a $1.5 billion equity deal. The money came from the Chinese Government itself. (Note:  All research in the videos of Biden/China was done by author Peter Schweizer and you can find more information in his book. Article Link at the Bottom.

 

“Even though they flew to and from China together, Joe Biden insisted that he and Hunter never discussed business. Does that seem even remotely believable?  $1.5 Billion, and they don’t even high-five?

 

“Hunter Biden and his partners in Rosemont Seneca, Devon Archer and Chris Heinz (former Senator and Secretary of State, John Kerry’s stepson), used loans from the Bank of China to purchase their firm to form a Chinese equity fund to raise money from investors. The son of our Vice President was now involved in purchasing firms and making investment deals for the Communist Chinese Government and the Chinese Military! This is the country that is rapidly becoming the most serious military threat to the USA!

 

“Financial Times made a list of over twelve companies that Hunter and Partners own or have dealings with. This list includes China’s major Nuclear Power company, one of the world’s largest oil refiners and Gemini-Rosemont Realty that owns 135 buildings in 22 USA states. Article Link Below: Inside Hunter Biden’s Dealings With Shadowy Foreign Firms.

 

“Worst of all was the purchase of Henniges Automotive, a commercial and military manufacturer that made parts for our military. That purchase required approval of the highest levels of our Government which was given – even though the partner in the deal, China’s AVIC, was known for stealing U.S. military technology to build their own military jets and drones! 

Many videos are provided in support of the text, one of the best being “Riding the Dragon” the Bidens' Chinese Secrets.” Premièring back on September 4th Its had 1,184,677 views to date.

Here’s a link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRmlcEBAiIs

Since the preceding evidence speaks for itself,

That’s it for today folks.

Adios

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

BloggeRhythms

As election day neared back in 2016, these daily postings began noting indications of a serious possibility that Donald Trump might actually have a chance to win the presidency. Immediately prior to election day, polling trends along with well researched materials from alternative media sources soon caused prediction of outright Trump victory. Readers, friends and relatives reacted as if dealing with a certifiable lunatic, the nicest among them quietly suggesting therapy or perhaps registration in a full-care rehabilitation facility. Clinton was untouchable, they all proclaimed, except, she wasn’t.

While a Trump repeat is fully expected here again, mainstream media outlets continually produce overwhelming evidence of a certain Biden triumph to come, offering poll results, expert opinions and historical comparisons along with massive amounts of readily available substantiation of their forecast. But now, the first inklings seen by this writer indicating positive appreciation of Trump’s performance have appeared in that same forum.    

“Tuesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” host Wolf Blitzer questioned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her refusal to accept a deal with Republicans for COVID-19 relief.

During the exchange, Pelosi accused the CNN host of being an apologist for Republicans.

“What I say to you is, I don’t know why you’re always an apologist, and many of your colleagues are apologists for the Republican position,”

The two went back and forth over House Democrat negotiating tactics with Pelosi dismissing Blitzer, who cited Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s assertions that a federal coronavirus response was needed sooner rather than later.”

Catching the drift, reader Amanda Mills commented:Keep this up CNN and you will no longer be fake news !! Good work Wolf! Nancy has lost it ...

Next comes an article from none other than the New York Times by Donald G. McNeil Jr.: “ A Dose of Optimism, as the Pandemic Rages On”

Giving full credit to the administration, McNeil writes: “The months ahead will be difficult. But the medical cavalry is coming, and the rest of us know what we need to do.

“Sometime in the next three months, health experts say, the F.D.A. is likely to begin granting approval to vaccines now in the works.

“Despite the chaos in day-to-day politics and the fighting over issues like masks and lockdowns, Operation Warp Speed — the government’s agreement to subsidize vaccine companies’ clinical trials and manufacturing costs — appears to have been working with remarkable efficiency. It has put more than $11 billion into seven vaccine candidates, and the F.D.A. has said it will approve any one that is at least 50 percent effective at preventing infection or reducing its severity.“Moncef Slaoui, Operation Warp Speed’s chief scientific adviser and a former pharmaceutical executive who has overseen the development of 14 vaccines, has said repeatedly that he expects some of the candidates that he picked to have 75 to 90 percent efficacy and at least two to win approval by early January.

“The last time the nation faced a moment like this was in the 1950s, when polio vaccine became available. For years, parents had lived in fear of the virus, as they saw children die, living in iron lungs or walking with braces on withered legs. When the Salk vaccine became available in 1955 — and again in the 1960s when it was replaced by the Sabin vaccine — Americans lined up in droves to receive it.” “The demand for polio vaccine survived even the horrifying Cutter Incident of 1955, in which a bad batch of 200,000 Salk doses from Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, Calif. partially paralyzed 260 children and killed 10.”

So, it seems that we now have a couple of chinks in the mainstream media’s armor and perhaps, there are more to come. And if that’s truly the case, bye, bye Biden.

That’s it for today folks.

Adios