Policy questions for the next Presidential debate

1. “Mr. Trump, your website says you will expand America’s use of coal and other fossil fuels and reduce environmental regulations, yet also maintain clean water and air. How will you do that?”

2. “Mr. Trump, your website says you would expand coal mining and oil drilling in currently protected areas. How will you do that and maintain America’s national parks and other environmental treasures?”

3. “Mr. Trump, your website does not have an issues page devoted to the environment. Do you believe America should combat climate change or should we let nature and Mankind’s participation in nature figure it out for us?”

4. “Mrs. Clinton, your website says you will ‘generate enough renewable energy to power every home in America’ by the end of your first term. How are you going to do that?”

5. “Mrs. Clinton, I read a position paper on your website about modernizing our energy infrastructure to make it more efficient. I did a back-of-the-envelope calculation and it seems it would cost $950 trillion over the next eight years. Did I miscalculate? And if not, how will you pay for that?”

Thanks to Gersh Kuntzman of the New York Daily News — Ken Bone is not just undecided, he’s ignorant

How and Why to Delete Your Yahoo Account

So Yahoo! helped the gummint trawl through Yahoo! emails. And, presumably, not just the emails of Yahoo! users but all the emails you sent to friends with Yahoo! accounts and all the addresses (like yourfriend@example.com) that forward to Yahoo! accounts.

Of course, those of us who care about privacy are all bent out of shape.

But don’t forget that the original FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) was introduced in the Senate by Ted Kennedy, passed by a Democratic congress, and signed into law by Democrat Jimmy Carter.

Source: How and Why to Delete Your Yahoo Account

Christie Calls Trump a Genius for Plan to Burn Down White House and Collect Insurance

Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, called Donald J. Trump a “genius” on Monday for his controversial plan to burn down the White House to collect insurance money.

Appearing on Fox News, Christie said that Trump’s scheme to collect fire-insurance payments on the White House would “make a serious dent” in the national debt.

Christie Calls Trump Genius for Plan to Burn Down White House and Collect Insurance via DuckDuckGo for Android

Congress with its head up its ass — and that includes Chuck Schumer and Jerry Nadler

Congress recently passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) over President Obama’s veto. Senator Chuck Schumer was the Senate co-sponsor of the bill; Jerry Nadler was the co-sponsor in the House. The bill would allow Americans hurt by the 9/11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for damages.

Within a few days, Congress came to its senses and realized that the bill sucked — it would undermine the “sovereign immunity” that protects all governments including ours from being sued for the stupid stuff they do.

But did Congress say, “Whoops, we screwed up big time” ?

No way, Jose! They blamed Obama for not stopping them. Ha ha! The White House over and over warned Congress of the pitfalls of the bill and offered to work with Congress to fix it. But Congress was having none of it. Even after the Obama veto, our congressional geniuses didn’t rethink JASTA. They overwhelmingly overrode the President’s veto: the Senate override was 97 in favor, Harry Reid against, Tim Kaine and Bernie Sanders not voting; the House voted 348-77 to override.

From Abrose Bierce’s Devil’s Dictionary:

OPPOSITION, n. In politics the party that prevents the Government from running amuck by hamstringing it.

The King of Ghargaroo, who had been abroad to study the science of government, appointed one hundred of his fattest subjects as members of a parliament to make laws for the collection of revenue. Forty of these he named the Party of Opposition and had his Prime Minister carefully instruct them in their duty of opposing every royal measure. Nevertheless, the first one that was submitted passed unanimously. Greatly displeased, the King vetoed it, informing the Opposition that if they did that again they would pay for their obstinacy with their heads. The entire forty promptly disemboweled themselves.

“What shall we do now?” the King asked. “Liberal institutions cannot be maintained without a party of Opposition.”

“Splendor of the universe,” replied the Prime Minister, “it is true these dogs of darkness have no longer their credentials, but all is not lost. Leave the matter to this worm of the dust.”

So the Minister had the bodies of his Majesty’s Opposition embalmed and stuffed with straw, put back into the seats of power and nailed there. Forty votes were recorded against every bill and the nation prospered. But one day a bill imposing a tax on warts was defeated–the members of the Government party had not been nailed to their seats! This so enraged the King that the Prime Minister was put to death, the parliament was dissolved with a battery of artillery, and government of the people, by the people, for the people perished from Ghargaroo.

The Bitemaster says it’s time that we embalm and stuff the Democrats in Congress.

New Debate Strategy for Donald Trump: Practice, Practice, Practice

Advisers plan to more rigorously prepare him for his next debate with Hillary Clinton, but whether he is open to meticulous preparation is a major concern.

The New York Times has an interesting article about the difficulties in preparing Donald Trump for a debate. But they don’t lay out a roadmap.

Thus the Bitemaster must step into the breach:

The Bitemaster’s strategy for Trump to win the next debate:

  1. Ask African-Americans whether decades of the Clinton Democratic policies have made their lives better.
  2. Ask working people whether decades of the Clinton Democratic policies have made their lives better.
  3. Ask Hispanics if the Clinton Democrats support or undermine family values.
  4. Ask every religious American if the Clinton Democrats have made it harder for them to practice their religion freely.
  5. Ask patriotic Americans if Clinton, Obama, and the Democrats can be relied upon to protect our country.
  6. Ask Hillary if it’s true she once burned an American flag.
  7. Ask Hillary to come clean about her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other banks.
  8. Tie Hillary to her husband’s signing of the Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act which was a gift to the big banks.
  9. Demand that Hillary say where she stands on Dodd-Frank — does it go too far, or not far enough.
  10. Explain how Bill Clinton’s housing policies led to the housing bubble and subsequent subprime mortgage collapse.
  11. Demand that Hillary explain Bil’s pardon of Marc Rich and Hugh Rodham’s involvement.
  12. Make Hillary explain the US payoff of $131.8 million to Iran in 1996.
  13. If Hillary mentions Trump University, hit back with her husband’s ties to Laureate International Universities.
  14. Pell grants have left us with $1 trillion of loans that will never be paid back to the Treasury as well as our highest college tuitions in history. Still, Hillary wants to throw another $350 billion at the problem — which will only make it worse.
  15. On the other hand, Bill Clinton signed the bill that took away Pell grants from anyone incarcerated in a federal or state prison. Does Hillary agree?
  16. Don’t talk about specific women — at all.

Source: New Debate Strategy for Donald Trump: Practice, Practice, Practice – The New York Times