There Are No Mr. Smith’s In Washington Any More

Bitter partisan politics played out today as President Donald Trump sparred with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over a variety of issues, with Vice President Mike Pence present as well. Things became incredibly heated when Trump pressed for Congress to fund the building of the U.S. – Mexico border wall, and threatened to shutdown the government if his request was denied. Pelosi reportedly mocked the President behind closed doors and in essence stating he was throwing a tantrum.

Don’t care which way you vote or which way your ideology leans, everyone in the U.S. government is a crook. Most certainly all of the people in the picture above. Thousands of federal employee paychecks are at risk come Christmas time, but all they care about is the power play.

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Immigration

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President Trump stated today that “I would have no problem doing a shutdown” following a tweet that he sent over the weekend in which he said he would be willing to shut the government down in response to Congress failing to act on immigration and the building of the border wall. His Sunday tweet continued:

“Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT! We need great people coming into our Country!”

One question: If the government shuts down, who is going to watch all the migrant kids at the government detention centers, conduct ICE raids and patrol the border? Pretty sure federal workers are getting FED UP with working for IOUs…

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7/19/18 – Image Metaphor Of The Day

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In the 1993 Clint Eastwood film “In The Line Of Fire”, the villain played by actor John Malkovich plans on assassinating the president. He plots to do this by creating a gun made of hard plastic that could be easily disassembled and would be virtually undetectable. At the time, it seemed like a pretty far-fetched idea.

Fast forward to 2018 and it was announced today that Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month. Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. Do-it-yourself firearms have been nicknamed “Ghost Guns” because they don’t have serial numbers and are untraceable. The ability to build unregulated and untraceable guns will make it much harder, if not impossible for governments to ban them.

Let’s pray they don’t fall into the wrong hands…