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Mueller Lays an Egg

Posted July 29, 2019, 8:03 am

Mandatory Credit: Photo by SHAWN THEW/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10346097cy) Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller prepares to testify before the House Judiciary Committee during a much-anticipated hearing about Russian interference into the 2016 election, and possible efforts by President Trump to obstruct Mueller's investigation, in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 24 July 2019. The former FBI director and author of the Mueller Report will face lawmakers for five hours in back to back hearings. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill, Washington, USA - 24 Jul 2019

As the Good Ol’ Boys used to sing on Hee Haw, yesterday was “Gloom, Doom, and Agony” for the Democrats.

For those most severely afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), it was a terrible, rotten, no good, very bad day.  These folks, the stalwarts of the Democratic House and Senate caucuses, not to mention the DNR, had put all their 2020 election eggs in the basket of keeping the impeach Trump narrative alive.  Key to that objective was coming out of today’s Mueller Testimony with a few bombshell revelations upon which they could continue to claim that “the Russians did it and Trump colluded and obstructed.”  It turns out they got worse than nothing.

Robert Mueller barely qualified as sentient while testifying.  He could not remember obscure details like “who was Christopher Steele and what was Fusion GPS.”  He could not remember the legal definition of conspiracy and if that was synonymous with collusion even though his report, the one he ostensibly wrote, said it is.

Mueller appeared generally confused and distracted.  When he did speak, what he said was often fragmented and off target.

The day is not about picking on Robert Mueller, however.  The bottom-line reality for the Democrats right now is that they have spent two and a half years trying to bring down the president by every dirty trick imaginable, and none has worked.  They were banking on nullifying the election or, at the least, creating a continuing cloud of suspicion.  They have wasted two and a half years and have not one single accomplishment to talk about for the election.  Mueller’s testimony was a last gasp, and it was a dud.  More than that, it shone a bright light on how corrupt the Democratic elite superstructure is.  Not only did they get nothing, but they exposed some dark places of their own.

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Do you need proof house socialists are crazy?

Posted December 31, 2018, 9:46 am

67564One of the great resources of the United States is the ability of Drug Manufacturers to research, develop and bring to market miraculous lifesaving drugs.  This is a long and tremendously expensive process, made longer and more expensive by voluminous federal regulation.

When a company spends hundreds of millions of dollars developing a drug, they deserve to be compensated for that effort by not only recouping development costs but also making a profit.

In America this right is protected to some degree by the grant of a patent which gives the company the exclusive right to market that product for some period of time before copycat generics may be marketed in competition.  Currently, this period is 20 years from the time of invention.  It can take eight or more years to go through all the testing and validation protocols so a company may only have 10 or so years to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars of development cost plus make a profit.  The market may be very focused and small.  Consequently, many highly effective miracle drugs are very expensive.

The Democrats see this as a horrible inequity that must be “corrected”.  Their solution, as always, is a socialist response.  House Bill  H.R. 6505 titled Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2018 introduced by Rep. Lloyd Doggett D-TX seeks to give another unelected government bureaucrat the power to strip the patent protection from such an invention and release it to other companies to produce.  In this manner they seek to lower the price of drugs.

The criteria for stripping such protection are:

  • The cost of the drug would impose financial burdens on potential users
  • There is an unmet need for such a drug

The first criteria would probably cover almost everyone when some of these drugs can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year.  It would certainly pertain to the poor who, often, are the ones who need such a drug the most.  This creates an incentive for companies to not bring drugs to market for the very people they might help the most.

The second criteria eliminates the primary reason drugs are developed and marketed – an unmet need that will consume large quantities of the product.

These two criteria, taken together, would probably mean that almost every new drug would be liable to having its patent protection arbitrarily stripped by a federal official.

This proposal clearly demonstrates the absolute lack of understanding of market and economics that the emotionally driven child-like liberals have.  With no way to make a profit on a development, why would a company invest the huge resources required into developing a new drug?  Such a law would destroy the drug industry in the U.S. and deprive the very people they seek to help of potentially life saving medicine.  More, it would mean that few, if any, new drugs would be developed in this country destroying an industry that contributes hundreds of billions of dollars to the economy.

This type of thinking and legislation is what we will see much more of from the new and radicalized Democrat House of Representatives.

Voters Guide to Spending – Spend your money Where Your Values Are

Posted October 24, 2018, 8:17 am

26VIEW.illo-articleLargeAmericans Can Now Determine Where To Shop And Spend Their Money
 
Election Cycle political  donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Shopping

Price Club/ Costco donated $225K
99% went to Democrats

Rite Aid donated $517K
60% went to Democrats

Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr Clean) donated $22K
100% went to Democrats

Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K
73% went to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K
99% went to Democrats

Estee Lauder donated $448K
95% went to Democrats

Guess, Inc. Donated $145K
98% went to Democrats

Calvin Klein donated $78K
100% went to Democrats

Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K
97% went to Democrats

Levi Straus donated $26K
97% went to Democrats

Olan Mills donated $175K
99% went to Democrats

Wal-Mart donated $467K
97% went to Republicans

K-Mart donated $524K
86% went to Republicans

Home Depot donated $298K
89% went to Republicans

Target donated $226K
70% went to Republicans

Circuit City Stores donated $261K
95% went to Republicans

3M Co. Donated $281K
87% went to Republicans

Hallmark Cards donated $319K
92% went to Republicans

Amway donated $391K
100% Republicans

Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K
100% Republicans

B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K
97% went to Republicans

Proctor & Gamble donated $243K
79% went to Republicans

Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K
73% went to Democrats

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+
67% went to Democrats

Gallo Winery donated $337K
95% went to Democrats

Coors & Budweiser donated $174K
92% went to Republicans

Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China, Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K
80% went to Republicans

Hungry?

Sonic Corporation donated $83K
98% went to Democrats

Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K
96% went to Democrats

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K
100% went to Republicans

Outback Steakhouse donated $641K
95% went to Republicans

Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K
87% went to Republicans

Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K
83% went to Republicans

Waffle House donated $279K
100% went to Republicans

McDonald’s Corp. Donated $197K
86% went to Republicans

Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K
89% went to Republicans

Heinz
Republicans $64,000
Democrats $21,300!
John Kerry’s wife’s company!

Traveling and/or Dining

Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which
80% went to Democrats

Marriott International $323K
81% went to Republicans

Holiday Inns donated $38K
71% went to Republicans