Thursday, June 13, 2019


Flipping channels a few moments ago, I happened to accidentally view CNN. That's something that ordinarily never occurs in my home. At the time, some talking head or other was bemoaning the fact that the POTUS told a reporter he would certainly listen to a foreign power who claimed to have information on a political opponent. The POTUS also said he'd simultaneously involve the FBI or whatever other agency might have an interest in the subject on the nation's behalf.

The CNN response apparently means that simply because information arises from nations other than ours, that input is to be avoided at all costs, regardless of the subject or its potential merits. And furthermore, any Commander in Chief of the U.S. who might even consider conversing with any non-American source rises to the level of an impeachable executive.

And that brings up the reason for posting this entry today, to ask the simple question of those who cannot see the value of viable information regardless of source, but would play politics instead: HOW MONUMENTALLY STUPID CAN YOU POSSIBLY BE?

That's it for today folks.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019


A primary reason for a return to blogging is the wish to record the definitive move toward disclosure of what really took place during the last presidential campaign.

In that regard, while the Mueller probe fully exonerated the POTUS of any campaign wrongdoing, there is undoubtedly plenty of guilt on the other side. And much like this writer’s being one of the very few who expected the POTUS to win the last election, despite the overwhelming poll reports favoring his competition, it is now sensed here that Democrat leadership is about to face legal retribution.

An indication comes from one of the ongoing endeavors receiving minimal media attention. That being the diligently persistent effort of Judicial Watch, helping ensure that justice will be eventually served. An example of that effort can be seen today in an article from the One America News Network newsroom, as follows:

“A new batch of FBI emails has revealed officials at the bureau were looking to give special treatment to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“Judicial Watch obtained 218 pages of emails Monday between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The emails contained discussions about missing reports and about interviews, commonly referred to as 302’s, pertaining to the Clinton probe.

“The emails also showed FBI counsel James Baker speaking with Clinton’s lawyer about “expeditiously” receiving a copy of those reports.

“Those missing reports were ultimately found, and turned over to Clinton’s team before being made public. Judicial Watch has claimed this is evidence of special treatment.”

An accurate and succinct summation of the occurrence's meaning came from reader kaiju who opined: “No shiite. The Obama DOJ made a big mistake though, not taking her to trial where she could be found not guilty in an Obama kangaroo court.
She's fit to be indicted, tried, and convicted now in a real court.”

Although far more must be done before the general public’s interest starts to significantly swell, just as felt by reader kaiju, there is no doubt here that retribution for the Democrat perpetrators will certainly occur. 

That’s it for today folks.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Now that blogging’s back on occasion, here’s a Facebook reader’s response to a derogatory posting regarding the POTUS back on1/26/2019: 

Reader, Sharon Napier wrote: “Tell me Andrew Stiegemeier since you don't like the better economy and lower taxes and more jobs for everyone and you don’t like a president who puts Americans first before ILLEGALS just what the HELL do you want from a president anyway? You don't like him keeping campaign promises. You don't like him standing up to countries like China, NK, Iran and Russia instead of giving them millions to use against us. You didn't like him going after ISIS instead of trying to tell us they weren't really terrorists. I'm serious just what the HELL do you want from a president?”

Needless to mention, Ms Napier got no reply from Mr. Stiegemeier.

Although Ms Napier’s questions went unanswered, her query aligns with the very same thoughts this writer’s had for quite some time now. As regular readers know, the postings here for more than a year prior to the presidential election were as derogatory toward Trump as they were regarding a possible win by Bill Clinton’s wife.

Yet, despite those former fears, once elected the POTUS has proven to be perhaps the most effective executive to hold the post. Here’s a partial list of accomplishments to date:

  • Almost 4 million jobs created since election. 
  • More Americans are now employed than ever recorded before in the nation’s  history.
  • More than 400,000 manufacturing jobs produced since the election, growing at the fastest rate in more than thirty years.
  • Economic growth last quarter hit 4.2 percent.
  • New unemployment claims recently hit a 49-year low.
  • Median household income has hit highest level ever recorded.
  • African-American unemployment has recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Hispanic-American unemployment is at the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Asian-American unemployment recently achieved the lowest rate ever recorded.
  • Women’s unemployment recently reached the lowest rate in 65 years.
  • Youth unemployment has recently hit the lowest rate in nearly half a century.
  • Lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma.
  • Veterans’ unemployment recently reached its lowest rate in nearly 20 years.
  • Almost 3.9 million Americans have been lifted off food stamps since the election.
  • The Pledge to America’s Workers has resulted in employers committing to train more than 4 million Americans. 
  • 95 percent of U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about the future—the highest ever.
  • Retail sales surged last month, up another 6 percent over last year.
  • Completed biggest package of tax cuts and reforms in history. After tax cuts, over $300 billion poured back in to the U.S. in the first quarter alone.
  • As a result of tax relief, small businesses will have the lowest top marginal tax rate in more than 80 years.
  • Helped win U.S. bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
  • Helped win U.S.-Mexico-Canada’s united bid for 2026 World Cup.
  • Opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines.
  • Record number of regulations eliminated.
  • Enacted regulatory relief for community banks and credit unions. 

  • And while the nation’s economy was turned toward the best ever recorded, health care too was vastly improved.  

  • There are now more affordable healthcare options for Americans through association health plans and short-term duration plans.
  • Last month, the FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history while many drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases.
  • Medicare program reforms are stopping hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.
  •  Right-To-Try legislation was signed.
  • Secured $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic.
  • Reduced high-dose opioid prescriptions by 16 percent during administration’s first year in office.
  • Signed VA Choice Act and VA Accountability Act, expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care.
  • Obamacare individual mandate penalty is gone.

  • At the same time: Coal exports rose by 60 percent while U.S. oil production recently reached all-time high, the U. S. is a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957, and: 

  • Withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord.
  • Cancelled the illegal, anti-coal, so-called Clean Power Plan.
  • Secured record $700 billion in military funding; $716 billion next year.
  • NATO allies are spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016.
  • Process has begun to make the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces.  
  • Withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal.
  • Moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
  • Now protect Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court.
  • Issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay.
  • Concluded a historic U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal to replace NAFTA while negotiations with Canada continue.
  • Reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports.
  • Imposed tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum to protect national security.
  • Imposed tariffs on China in response to China’s forced technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and their chronically abusive trade practices.
  • Net exports are on track to increase by $59 billion this year.
  • Improved vetting and screening for refugees, switching focus to overseas resettlement.
  • Building the wall has begun.

  • All of which brings us back once again to Ms Napier’s question to the cadre of vicious dissenters. “Just what the HELL do [voters] want from a president?”

    That’s it for today folks.


    Monday, June 3, 2019


    To start the day, here’s a quick excerpt from Rush who said on Friday: “Well! Look at this, my friends: “President Trump’s job approval rating is the highest it’s been in two years.” This is just out from It’s actually a polling unit, the Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey. “President Trump’s job approval rating is the highest it’s been in two years, boosted by voter optimism about the economy…” Forty-eight percent job approval. This poll normally has Trump at 43 or 44. “That’s up from 45% approval in March.”

    “The survey found 48% approve.”

    At the same time, according to Politico’s Kyle Cheney and Andrew Desiderio yesterday: “In all, the ranks of pro-impeachment Democrats swelled to more than 50 through the end of May — but that’s less than a quarter of the more than 230 House Democrats. The number of Democrats who publicly backed impeachment after Mueller's statement included committee chairs — Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern among them — and another member of the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees impeachment matters.”

    Which means that, despite the author’s efforts to make the numbers appear far more significant than they are, the impeachment movement seems quite minimal at present.

    All of which reminds me of the years I myself spent competing in the world of financial sales. During that time primarily due to a modicum of skill coupled with incredible good fortune, I wound up working for and with several of the industry's finest product and service providers.

    As a result, I often faced competition from far lesser entrants in the market. And it’s their weaknesses that stir memories of the types of competitive gibberish often confronted.

    When other providers were asked by prospective customers why their offerings were superior, typical answers included responses such as “because ours are better.” Or perhaps, “because we’re the best at what we do.” Or, “you can’t find anyone superior to us.”

    Yet, nowhere in any of those responses were facts, data, tangible evidence, specific comparisons or any viable proofs in support of competitor’s claims.

    And that is the precise quandary faced by Democrat politicians today. While their only offering is an ongoing fruitless effort to demean, defame and replace a highly successful opponent, they haven’t an iota of substance themselves.

    Which means that two likely insurmountable obstacles now confront the feeble Democrat pleas to their flailing constituents. While their own hopeless effort to pursue baseless claims against the POTUS have no viability whatsoever, performance-wise in office that very same POTUS continues performing as promised throughout.

    That’s it for today folks.


    Sunday, June 2, 2019


    The vast preponderance of grossly misleading news delivered by the mainstream media has once again caused this writer to produce a new entry, following 15 long months of abstinence. The current plan is to also post entry's on a fairly regular basis in the future.
    For today, however, the subject is the item posted here on Monday, March 12, 2018 addressing the vapidity of the political left in the nation along with the fact that the leftist platform hasn't changed an iota since that date over a long year ago. 

    On the subject of vapidity itself, Merriam-Webster describes "vapid" as follows: common, commonplace, ordinary, tepid, unexceptional, unsurprising arid, boring, colorless, drab, dreary, drudging, dry, dull, dusty, flat, heavy, ho-hum, humdrum, jading, jejune, leaden, mind-numbing, monochromatic, monotonous, numbing, old, pedestrian, ponderous, slow, stale, stodgy, stuffy, stupid, tame, tedious, tiresome, tiring, uninteresting, wearisome, weary, wearying aseptic, barren, blah, dullish, pleasureless, prosaic, prosy, soggy, spiritless blank, earthbound, gray (also grey), inanimate, pallid, pedantic, sterile, suspense-less, undramatic, uneventful, unexciting, unimaginative, uninspiring, unnewsworthy, unrewarding, unsensational, unspectacular lonesome palling cumbersome, lumbering, plodding, poky (or pokey), all of which precisely describes the platform, characteristics, methodology, mediocrity and ideology of today's Democrat party in total.

    As for the entry posted here last March, here is a reprint: "Last Friday, the backward slippage of the Democrat party caused this writer to post an entry after seven long months of absence. The key point then was “today’s breaking news demands that something be written whereas it may mark the end of the Democrat party as a viable political entity. And that’s because they not only have nothing to offer as a true alternative to Trump, their only premise is negativism.”

    Last March's entry went on to include a quote from Liz Peek who wrote @Fox 

    “Next week, Democrat activist Tom Steyer goes to Columbus, Ohio, to host the first of 30 “impeach Trump” town halls planned in coming months across the country. The gatherings are part of the billionaire’s $20 million campaign to unseat President Trump. His group, Need to Impeach, not only calls for Trump to be removed from office, but also pressures Democrat candidates to “take a stand” and join that effort.  

    “Tom Steyer was the nation’s top political donor from either party in the 2016 election cycle, giving $91 million to Democrat candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In the current cycle, he has pledged to spend $30 million to help Democrats take back the House of Representatives. That could buy a lot of followers.”

    Thus, when all’s said and done it’s truly quite sad that an individual, Tom Steyer, is going to spend $121 million to unseat a president, yet has no platform, constructive ideas or candidate as a viable alternative.

    Steyer’s nemesis, Trump, on the other hand keeps delivering for Americans just as he said he would from the very beginning.

    That same morning, March 12, 2018, Michael Goodwin wrote

    “There he goes again. President Trump just won’t listen to those who know better.

    “And there they go again. The smart money set is certain that this time, the sky really is falling.”

    And as if written specifically for Steyer and the leftist political base, Goodwin went on: “Except for one thing: the critics offer no solutions for the working class Americans left behind by the bipartisan push for globalization. Their silence on the destructive impacts of the deindustrialization of America suggest they have no answers — and not much compassion for the families who pay the price of trade policies through lost jobs and hollowed-out towns.

    “Moreover, their failure to focus on the plight of those families and how they factor into the president’s view of the nation shows they still don’t fully appreciate why Trump was elected. It was legions of frustrated working and middle-class voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin that helped him barrel through the supposedly solid blue wall of Democratic states.

    “Those who forget the human impact of ideology would have benefited from watching the signing ceremony of the tariff proclamation.”

    What’s more, Steyer’s mission to persuade voters to join him is no easy task whereas, as described by Bruce Thompson back on December 20, 2017” 

    “For individuals, the tax cuts benefit taxpayers in every income group, not just the wealthy. The three largest tax cuts come from the across-the-board tax rate reductions for all taxpayers ($1.2 trillion), the increased standard deduction ($720 billion), and the expanded child tax credit ($573 billion), all of which will provide substantial tax relief to middle-class taxpayers. According to the House Ways and Means Committee, the typical family of four earning the median income of $73,000 will receive a tax cut of more than $2,000 a year. The claim that the bill only benefits the wealthy is wrong. 

    “Second, history shows that tax rate reductions and reform can and will increase economic growth, and that annual economic growth above 3 percent a year is very possible. The Reagan tax cuts and reforms unleashed seven years of economic growth averaging 4.4 percent a year. From 1983 to 2005, our economy grew an average of 3.5 percent a year. In 15 of those 23 years, economic growth was 3.5 percent or higher. The Kennedy tax cuts of 1964 resulted in five years of economic growth averaging 5.5 percent a year. From 1965 to 1979, the economy grew at an average rate of 3.7 percent a year. A return to economic growth rates above 3 percent a year is a real possibility.

    “Over the last 10 years, the economy has averaged only 2 percent growth a year, the slowest 10-year growth rate in our nation's history. CBO forecasts another 10 years of stagnant 2 percent growth under current policy. The Republican tax reform plan provides substantial tax relief to millions of taxpayers, and will benefit all Americans by getting us out of our slow-growth rut and increasing economic growth in the years ahead.”

    Thus, for Steyer’s and the leftist objective to be met there are several significant obstacles to be overcome. First he has to convince the majority of working Americans that substantially more take-home pay is bad for both them and the nation.

    Then he has to downplay the huge turnaround in the nation’s economic growth and performance overall.

    After which he must take on the very reasonable probability that North Korea may actually cease their nuclear activities, primarily caused by Trump’s firm stand on crippling sanctions.

    And while Trump’s list of accomplishment grows steadily, poor Tom Steyer has no list at all. 

    That’s it for today folks.