by Burt Prelutsky


Perhaps there’s something in the water of the Potomac or the very air that Washingtonian Republicans breathe that causes them to shrivel up into mere husks when it comes to displaying the slightest bit of political moxie.

Rep. Goodlatte proposed legislation based on President Trump’s four pillar plan that would provide funding for his border wall, reduce chain migration, end the visa lottery and, as a sop to dummycrats-Democrats, provide a path to citizenship for Latinos who were brought here illegally as youngsters.

Predictably, it went down in flames. The vote wasn’t even close, 231 nays to 193 yeas. That’s because 41 Republicans joined with 190 dummycrats-Democrats to defeat the bill.

Because there are so many members in the House, they assume that, like surgeons, they can usually get away with burying their mistakes. I decided for a change that I’d turn a spotlight on those who take their marching orders from their hometown newspaper, which, unfortunately, happens to be the Washington Post.

The cowards were: Amash, Biggs, Coffman, Comstock, Costello, Curbelo, Denham, Diaz-Balart, Faso, Ferguson, Fitzpatrick, Frelinghuysen, Gohmert, Gosar, Hurd, Katko, King, King, Knight, Lance, LoBiondo, Love, MacArthur, Massie, McMorris Rodgers, Newhouse, Noem, Paulsen, Reed, Reichert, Rohrabacher, Ros-Lehtinen, Roskam, Russell, Shuster, Simpson, Smith, Stefanik, Turner, Upton and Valadao.

I went to the trouble to figure out that these people misrepresent 21 different states, with New York and New Jersey leading with five each; followed by California with four; Pennsylvania, Florida and Washington, three; and Michigan, Arizona and Texas, with two.

I hope if any of you attend their campaign events in the months leading up to November, you’ll be sure to ask these weasels why they are putting the concerns of illegal aliens at the top of their priority list, essentially doing the bidding of Nancy Pulosi, and, finally, why the heck any Republican voter should go to the trouble of voting for them, let alone contribute their hard-earned dollars, just so the lazy schmucks won’t have to go out and get a real job.

· If you thought that Republicans who vote like dummycrats-Democrats, dummycrats-Democrats who vote like Communists, misfits at the FBI and the Justice Department who behave like foreign spies and a biased media, was all we had to worry about, think again.

According to Alex Newman, writing in The New American, most of the federal government is run by the Senior Executive Service (SES), a network of high-ranking Civil Service managers who do what they want and are invulnerable to voters and are next-to-impossible to fire.

They are the actual Deep State. They are so deep that unlike people like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, John Brennan, James Clapper and Peter Strzok, you never even heard of them, although they are the highest paid federal employees, pulling down $200,000-a-year or more. They even receive bonuses, which is a terrifying thought once you begin to wonder what they must do to earn them.

They are the highest-ranking managers of the various departments that make up the federal government. Ideally, and traditionally, as Newman writes, “they are supposed to be the link between political appointees and the bloated federal bureaucracy. They have been called ‘civilian generals,’ and, in theory, like military generals, they are supposed to follow constitutional orders that come from the people via the White House and Congress.”

However, when you understand that 70% of them were appointed during the liar-nObama administration, and that roughly 95% of all political donations from federal employees went to liar-Hillary Clinton, you begin to understand the magnitude of the problem facing President Trump.

The swamp is not only as wide as the Mississippi, but it’s as deep as the Pacific.

Jerome Corsi, whose latest book is “Killing the Deep State: The Fight to Save President Trump,” sums it up this way: “The 10,000 Deep State shadow government employees are sabotaging the American Republic for the globalist agenda.”

· As if things aren’t insane enough at home, the government of El Salvador, which has seen a third of its population strike out for the U.S., dared announce that “it is highly critical of the Trump administration’s zero tolerance border policy, demanding better treatment for thousands of its citizens who have fled horrific conditions at home and headed north to the U.S.”

So much easier to blame Trump than bother doing something about those horrific conditions.

⦿ A longtime reader let me know that, as a strict grammarian, he couldn’t help noticing that I have a tendency to split my infinitives. I let him know I was aware of this, but the only grammar rules I abide by are those that don’t offend my ear. To me, language is like music. If a sentence sounds better to me with a split infinitive, I won’t hesitate to split it, and let the devil take the hindmost!

He also let me know that he is in the hospital for an indeterminate period while the medical profession tries to determine exactly which type of pneumonia he has contracted.

I wished him a very speedy recovery and assured him that if he could survive a hospital stay, he can survive anything. They used to say that most accidents happen in the home. That was then. Today, most of them occur in the hospital.

⦿ Karl Boeckmann, who helps make the San Fernando Valley the car capital of America, has sent along a list of comical questions and observations, beginning with three religious truths: Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith. Baptists do not recognize each other in the liquor store.

If a pig loses its voice, is it disgruntled?

If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed and dry cleaners depressed?

If Fed Ex and UPS merged, would they call it Fed Up?

I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me that they’re cramming for the final exam.

I noticed that American mothers feed their babies with tiny spoons and wondered if Chinese mothers use toothpicks.

Why do they put pictures of wanted criminals on the walls at the Post Office? Are we supposed to write to them? Why don’t they put their pictures on postage stamps so that the postman can look for them while delivering the mail?

Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn’t zigzag?

If a cow laughed, would it spew milk out of its nose?

You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive.

If it’s true that we are here to help others, what are the others here for?



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