40 Billion For Ukraine, Funding a War with the Green New Deal

And the Budapest Memorandum

If you read my blog then you already know that we have a legal responsibility to defend Ukraine. It’s called the Budapest Memorandum. That said. Nowhere in the contract does it say that we have to be stupid about it.

Democrats and Rinos (aka. socialist/communist) are once again looking at poles and reading their own press. They’re reacting, not thinking. Presto, 40 billion dollars of taxpayer money goes to Ukraine while American Moms can’t feed their infants.* Add that to all the other domestic crises under the Biden Administration, and what’s a country to do?

Does this mean we turn our back on the responsibility to defend Ukraine? NO!

Just call me Lucifer. 
It means we should be the superpower that we are and ... But what’s puzzlin you ... we are suckers.
Just call me Lucifer

I Did That 😉***

It means we should be the superpower that we are and settle this thing by defeating the Russian invasion without shooting a single round. Fire up our oil production and the price of gas drops immediately; within weeks, maybe a month, Russia goes broke. No money, no war.

Right now, we’re paying more for a gallon of gas than we ever have. It’s double the price we paid just two years ago. Sure, our money isn’t headed directly to Russia anymore, but everyone else’s is. And when the price of oil is artificially high because we aren’t producing our own, more money goes to Russia and its war machine.

We’re still funding the war, just not directly. This deserves repeating. We (the USA) are still funding the war in Ukraine by keeping oil prices artificially high. It’s all due to our lack of domestic oil production and Joe Biden’s Green New Deal.

Forty billion dollars does nothing to end the war in Ukraine, just extend it. Low oil prices will end the war, and fast.

At some point, we as a people need to realize that throwing money at a problem only makes the problem bigger. Without sufficient monitoring and controls in place to make sure that the money is properly allocated, we, as a nation, are suckers.

Thank G-d for Senator Rand Paul. He has done what he could to buy us time.

THINK America!**

*Curiously, illegal aliens crossing the border have plenty of free formula right now. No supply chain issues there.

** Too late. We didn’t think, and now we are suckers. The Dems and Rinos (socialist/communist) did it again. The 40 billion dollar bill passed. All Biden has to do is sign it (if he remembers how).

*** “But what’s puzzlin you is the nature of my game” The Rolling Stones … no better explanation.

Six-year-old Marathoner

What were they thinking?

 I know this is last week’s news, but I wanted to add my two cents because I haven’t heard anyone else point out a blaring fact.

First, let’s discuss the obvious.

The parents are stupid. No Six-year-old should be running a marathon. Even if the kid wants to do it with all his ignorant heart and soul, this is where parenting comes in and both mom and dad say, NO. You can’t run a marathon. You’re too young. Wait until you grow up.

That didn’t happen. Colossal fail.

The organizers of the event are stupid. When parents fail their responsibilities, it’s the organizers who need to pick up the ball and run with it. See what I did there? By enforcing minimum standards for qualification and safety such as age, say eighteen years or older, Junior doesn’t run. But when the people in charge don’t set reasonable rules or make regulations and then don’t enforce them, the judge of culpability rears its ugly head. What if that kid had to be hospitalized or worse? Colossal fail for the Flying Pig coordinators.

Then there’s the psychological and physical abuse this child suffered while hundreds, if not thousands, were firsthand witnesses, and no one did anything to stop it. Colossal fail.

But Davyd these topics have already been talked about by the major media outlets. You mentioned something missed by most if not all of them.

Yes. Yes, I did and here it is. I’ve linked to a video of it on ABC (not a frequent source of information on this blog for obvious reasons). Click below:

 Parents of 6-year-old marathoner speak out after they say child services visited family – ABC News (go.com)

Did you see it? If not, watch again.

Flying Pig

Hint: Two for One

OK! Enough games. Here’s the punch line. For every step mom and dad take, Junior takes two and a half. The six-year-old didn’t run one marathon; he ran two marathons plus half of another and he did it all at once.

Everyone involved should be ashamed.

P.S. – You need a license to drive a car or get married, but no license is required to be a parent. Regarding these two parents (watch the video again), COLOSSAL FAIL.

Dog in the Abortion Fight

Tyrus on the Clay and Buck show

Abortion is one of the headline topics of the current news cycle and Tyrus (on the Clay and Buck show) voiced his opinion. I heard the segment during my lunch break last week. Tyrus was candid about the fact that his mother chose not to abort him, a win for the pro-life side.

How Cute!

My two favorites on Gutfeld.

The conversation continued and Tyrus commented on the Supreme Court leak regarding the draft opinion reversing Roe vs. Wade.  He said, “I don’t have a dog in that fight”.

I took that to mean he doesn’t have standing when it comes to a woman’s decision to abort. The phrase stuck with me and I began to wonder, what if he did have a dog in the fight? Would he then have standing?

It took me a while to work through the conundrum but this is what I came up with. Despite the current liberal dribble to the contrary, it still takes a man and a woman to become pregnant the way nature intended. So, a woman discovers that she’s pregnant. She begins to consider her options and one of those options is whether or not to tell the father. If the mother elects to tell the father, does that mean he has a dog in the fight? Does he have standing? What if the mother is the father’s wife and she elects not to tell him. Does that mean he doesn’t have a dog in the fight? Does that mean he has no standing?

I’m just scratching the surface here. There are countless scenarios, but all have two things in common. A life is (naturally) created by a man and a woman. And, a woman has a choice: she chooses whether or not, to tell the truth. The question is; does the truth or a lie by omission, change a man’s standing?

Personally, I think men in general are lazy about this issue. If they get a woman pregnant, they’re more than just a little relieved when she handles it on her own. The less involved they are, the more relieved. I think women are lazy about the issue too. Pregnancy, as well as giving birth, are both hard work, and that’s just the beginning. None of this speaks to what’s right and just. It doesn’t speak to what’s moral and decent. It does speak to the poor values instilled by parents … and taking the easy way out on both sides of the equation.

P.S. – Tyrus. If somehow you get the opportunity to read this, I would greatly appreciate some clarification.

Why Ukraine?

We shouldn’t be concerned … or should we?

I’ve heard it said many times. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a European problem. Let them deal with it.

Over the past month reports about the Russian atrocities in Ukraine moved from the headline story down to fourth or fifth place behind the economy, the border, and whatever the Biden administration is currently screwing up. I’ve heard more than a few news commentators and their guests speak about our problems at home. They raise the point that we should fix things here first. Ukraine is halfway around the world. Why are we even involved?

Yes, I agree we have our share of problems. We have a huge border crisis, massive inflation, and a supply chain issue that simply never impacted Americans the way this one has. Imagine empty grocery store shelves like the ones in Russia. Oh, wait! We don’t have to imagine that do we? The list goes on and on, and on some more.  

The ineptitude of the Biden administration doesn’t change the truth (not to be confused with fact). An imperial Russia illegally attacked a smaller sovereign country because it could. Why did it think an invasion of Ukraine was a good idea? Because America is weak. That’s the truth.

A weak America means a world in conflict. All you need to do is look at the last 100 years of world history. You may not like the fact, but that doesn’t change the reality, the truth. America’s role is a stabilizing force in world politics. Turning a blind eye shows weakness.

Then there’s the Budapest Memorandum (see Lesson to the World: | davyd’s blog (wordpress.com) ) which by the way, is being ignored by everyone on both sides of the Atlantic. Did you know that not only do we have a legal responsibility to defend Ukraine, but so does Russia? Talk about a war crime, Russia is legally bound to defend Ukraine from itself.

Mariupol

Today Russians take Mariupol, tomorrow Times Square.

Look. The reality is this. If Putin is allowed to continue unabated, he will not stop. Yeah, just like Hitler. If we don’t stop him now, we will have to stop Putin later. Only then, he’ll be much stronger.

And if Putin succeeds with his invasion of Ukraine, why wouldn’t China think they’ll succeed with Taiwan? They’ve already made it clear that Taiwan is a target. If they are allowed to invade without consequence, then they too, will not stop. Eventually, America will have to fight a two-front war; one on her Atlantic shore, and one on her Pacific.

P.S. – It’s not just a matter of our future survival; it’s a matter of human decency.

P.S. – FYI, Bill Clinton made the commitment to the Ukrainian people. Bill Clinton, husband of Hillary Clinton. Did Bill lie? Did Hillary lie? If we don’t stand by our word, does that make us liars? Hmmm …

Passover and Easter, 2022

Holy week Business and Politics

Spring has sprung here in Florida. That isn’t much of a statement because in the free state of Florida it’s spring time pretty much all year around. But it does have significance for Jews and Christians alike, for Jews it’s Passover, for Christians it’s Easter.

So, it didn’t surprise me to see a Bishop and a Rabbi being interviewed on a Saturday morning business show. I was curious about the insight these two had to offer and did what any DVR TV watcher does; I pressed record and changed the channel to a program focusing on business only.

Boy, am I glad I hit record, because when I went back to watch the segment, it explained the craziness we see in today’s political and business decisions.

The topic of discussion focused on the effect lack of religion has on human behavior relating to business and political activity. It was a fascinating discussion giving rise to a real and factual explanation for the behavior we see in today’s society. Business decisions that make no sense to a corporation’s bottom lines, social activity such as the BLM movement perpetrating the same crimes they say they are against. Politicians fomenting the defund police agenda with biased lies based on innuendo and conjecture, then demanding increased taxes to fight rising crime rates.

This just scratches the surface of idiotic and inexplicable behavior we see our politicians and civic leaders engaging in today. Just look at the entirety of the Biden Administration’s no-holds-barred ineptitude; from the Afghanistan surrender, to the border crisis, to the economy. I’m sure you could expand this list tenfold if not more.

What’s this have to do with a G-dless society? The Bishop pointed out that man does not live in a G-dless society. If there is a large group of human beings living in a social structure lacking G-d, mankind will find a substitute to fill the void. The Rabbi agreed and expanded on the idea that the opposite of belief in G-d, is Idolatry (idolizing a thing such as a statue and believing it to be G-d).

It caused me to wonder. What if you combined the two? Could you idolize a social concept, a political system? The answer is yes. In today’s modern societies, we see prime examples of political fanaticism in China, Russia, and other non-democratic nations. It’s a replacement for religion.

Organized religion isn’t without its stains of fanaticism and the Rabbi mentioned that. Just look at how radical Islam conducts itself regarding infidels.  It may even be an extension of how human faith evolves. But if we realize that, then we can see that modern Judeo-Christian religious belief has matured and evolved past the fanatic stage, offering a peaceful and loving resource to fill the human need to belong. Government is a poor substitute for G-d because government is manmade, subject to the will of men, and not divinely inspired.

Need proof? Just look at what the two leading communist world powers are doing right now.

The Slap Heard Around the World

What’s the deal with the lady-slap?

I’ve waited to weigh in on this topic because I wanted all the facts before delivering the pearls of wisdom my posts are known for. And it appears the issue has been laid to rest. Will Smith is barred from the Academy and its events for ten years. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if that’s a punishment or a blessing.

First, let’s address the elephant in the room. For god’s sake, the man lets other men sleep with his wife, and I’m sure he sleeps with other women. While it’s none of my business what people do within their relationships, if you make those relationships public, you invite criticism, you lower the bar of decency, and you expose the whole matter along with the people involved, to a joke or two.

In all honesty, I’m not a fan of the Academy Awards and didn’t watch the show. I heard about it while watching the news on TV. My first impression was that it’s part of the show. It was staged, a means to make the Academy and the Oscar Award meaningful to the average Joe and Jane once again. And let’s not forget the average G.I. Joe and G.I. Jane (hehehe).

Regardless of the victims’ choice about pressing charges, If you or I did the same thing, we’d both be in jail for at least a day and there would be a bail bond as part of our release. Remember, the world was an eyewitness, no victim testimony is required. I suspect that Chris Rock knew he didn’t have to press charges and it made an easy decision even easier. Kudos to him.

So, in conclusion, if your wife suffers from alopecia and chooses to go out in public looking like G.I. Jane rather than wear a wig, then she’s making a public statement and people have a right to comment. The joke was about her appearance, not her affliction. I think more than anything else, the slap heard around the world speaks more about the dynamics of the Smith marriage. Read into that what you Will (hehehe).

PS – If someone offended my wife to the point that I needed to take action, it would’ve been a right cross, not a lady-slap. 

PPS – Didn’t he play Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay for those of us old enough to remember)? Lady-slap? I guess the guy is a good actor.

Biden’s Election, Putin’s War

Biden forgot his own rules.

The events in Ukraine remind me of the 2020 election in many ways. There are rules for the proper implementation of a fair election. There are rules for the proper implementation of war.

By now, it should be clear to you that the only reason Biden is your president is because the democrats broke election laws and cheated the American people out of a fair and honest election. Why? They did it because that was the only way they could win.

Putin is conducting war in Ukraine; he is bombing schools, hospitals, civilians in flight, civilian infrastructure, nuclear power plants, and now, journalists. He has already used vacuum bombs. Individually and collectively, these are war crimes. He is breaking all the rules because Ukraine is fighting back regardless of American assistance, and Russia hasn’t won, not yet. He has threatened escalation in the past, acted upon it, and will do it again without hesitation. Putin doesn’t take Biden seriously as a leader, which only encourages him to make more threats. These are not opinions; these are facts.

Really?

Biden is an incompetent leader. That is also a fact. He was supposed to be a unifier; look what we got. He was supposed to be experienced in diplomacy; look what we got. He was supposed to be tough (remember Corn-Pop and taking Trump behind the shed for a beating); look what we got.

Trump is the enemy! Putin and Xi are insignias just like the Uraniums

Putin can’t lose because if he does, he’ll be prosecuted for war crimes. If we send jets to Ukraine and establish a no-fly zone, then Putin threatens Biden with chemical, biological, and nuclear escalation leading to WWIII. As far as Putin is concerned, it’s just another war crime. What does he have to lose? And what does the Pansy in the Whitehouse do? He backs down. Why? Because Putin is conducting WWIII right now, regardless of Joe Biden’s attempts at appeasement.  

And winning is the only option— just like the democrats in 2020.

It’s Time to Pick up Ukraine’s Books

The Russian Invasion of Ukraine, a Grade School Memory

Makariv: Destruction 30 miles west of Kyiv_031222

Putin’s war reminds me of an incident in grade school that I completely forgot about until two weeks ago. I’ll tell you about it in a moment. But first, for those who don’t already know, my home life as a child wasn’t spectacular. As a result, there were times when I really wanted to hit someone, anyone, and this was one of those days. All I needed was an excuse. That said.

Darin was a kid who, for no good reason, we all kind of shunned. He was quiet, maybe a little shy, and for the most part, kept to himself. He had no friends that I knew of. Not that I was a social rock star or anything, but I had my buds. In his defense, he wasn’t from the area; his family moved in maybe a year earlier, and fitting in takes time.

School was out for the day and I was walking a round-about way home because home wasn’t where I particularly wanted to be. As I walked I saw a group of kids down the street. I heard shouting and it sounded like there was going to be a fight so I picked up my pace. But when I got there, I remember being disappointed.

It wasn’t a fight. It was just some kid that I didn’t know, probably from a different school, he was picking on Darin. I was disappointed because I didn’t think there would be a fight. Darin didn’t seem the type. Then, out of the blue, opportunity struck. The bully pushed Darin to the ground. His books went flying. When Darin tried to get to his feet, the bully pushed him back down. This repeated too many times.

Eventually, someone had to do something. I picked up Darin’s stuff. “Hey! Don’t help him!”

I went to give Darin his books because to his credit, he wouldn’t stay down. Then, I got pushed from behind. I didn’t fall and I didn’t drop anything. I handed Darin his books and felt the exhilaration that comes with impending release. It took all day, but finally, I was going to get my fight.

That day was a lesson in disappointment, frustration, and anger management. The bully and his two friends ran away as soon as I turned to face them. I don’t know why. I was ready to explode and was really looking forward to it. Suddenly, I had no excuse, no reason to hit anyone. Life really isn’t fair.

Darin and I started walking together. He was going home; I was going anywhere but home. When we got to his apartment, I remember his mother being very nice and thanking me a lot. I didn’t know why. I was looking for a fight, not a friend. On the inside, I still wanted to hit someone; on the outside, I smiled to hide my angst.

She made us sandwiches for a snack. At home, the only time I ever got a sandwich after school was when I made it myself. I remember hanging out with Darin for the rest of the afternoon and he turned out to be an OK kid. We never became close friends because his family moved away shortly after the incident. But I think I would’ve liked hanging out with him.

Moral of the story:

Putin is a bully and it’s time for America to pick up Ukraine’s books.

Lesson to the World:

Don’t give up your Nukes.

The fall of Russia in 1991 led to several smaller independent nation-states with stockpiles of Russian-made nuclear weapons. The UN, led by the United States, wanted to reduce nuclear proliferation and negotiated treaties with these nations.

In 1994, Ukraine was assured by Russia, The United Kingdom of Great Britain, Northern Ireland, and the United States of America, that its borders and sovereignty would be respected if Ukraine surrendered its nukes. The document securing this commitment is called The Budapest Memorandum.

The Budapest Memorandum: volume-3007-I-52241.pdf (un.org)

Putin has broken the word of Russia. Russia is a despot nation run by oligarchs and sociopaths. It could easily be argued that in Russia, there is no distinction between the two. For Vladimir Putin to do what he has done, first in Crimea, and now the whole of Ukraine, should surprise no one. I’m sure it doesn’t surprise President Trump.

I once heard an account of a phone call between Putin and Trump. I’m paraphrasing (I think), but Trump said point-blank: You move on Ukraine, I will hit Moscow. Trump hung up the phone.

Trump also made a phone call to the leader of the Russian-backed Taliban, or was it Al-Qaeda? Anyway, Trump said to the Mullah (and again I paraphrase), If you don’t dot every ‘i’ and cross every ‘t’ regarding the rules I’ve set forth, I will hit you harder than you have ever been hit before. He then emailed a real-time picture of the location where the terrorist was hiding and hung up the phone.

Putin did nothing against Ukraine, and for over 18 months not a single soldier was killed in Afghanistan.

Can you imagine Biden making those calls? Of course not! That’s why we had the Afghanistan surrender and it’s why we’re closer than ever to World War III in Europe.

Putin knows America is weak. America and therefore, the UN, has no spine and won’t abide by its word.

Oh. And don’t try to Barbra Streisand me with sanctions? Sanctions are like seizing Russian luxury yachts, they are both meaningless acts. We buy over half a million barrels of oil (currently $110.00/Barrel) from Putin every day including today. That’s over $55,000,000 per day. He’s getting his money somehow. Sanctions and yachts are as big a joke as Joe Biden is.

It’s a bad joke and Ukrainians are dying because of it.

Lesson to the world: don’t ever give up your nukes, especially if the UN and the USA say they have your back. A joint venture UN no-fly zone should have been established the instant Putin crossed Ukraine’s border —– during the Crimea invasion, 2014. A no-fly zone is six years too late.

Barack Hussein Obama 

aka Barry Obama

Does this guy strike you as someone you can trust?

The UN had a responsibility to take action in 2014 (read the letter confirming the Memorandum).

The UN letter confirming the memorandum: s_1994_1399.pdf (securitycouncilreport.org)

In closing. We as a nation should be embarrassed.

Peace on Earth,

requires a strong United States.

The world is closer than ever to an all-encompassing war.

And where in the world is Joe Biden? Not in the Whitehouse.

As of the writing of this post, Joe (let’s go Brandon) Biden is sleeping like a baby in Delaware and dreaming of his morning oatmeal and …

Yummy!

Just a quick point.

If President Trump was where he should be right now, the people of Ukraine would be enjoying a peaceful Saturday morning, and so would the rest of the world. Instead, through Biden’s ineptitude, we are heading full-throttle towards another world war.

Imagine if President Donald J. Trump decided to spend the weekend in the Free State of Florida instead of the oval office during times like these. The headlines would be relentless and scathingly critical.

… and Joe Biden

In the United States, the press plays an important part in the people’s ability to supervise its government, not the other way around. The hypocrisy of our lamestream press is beyond words. Their collective culpability should be criminal and prosecutable under dereliction of duty to this country, and at this point, the world.

It’s been said countless times before, but rarely heard. Peace on earth requires a strong USA.

After the events of the past two weeks, is there really any doubt?