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Impeach him!

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To date, no one has presented a case for impeachment for President Trump that sounds anything more like a bunch of hysterical whining.

From the U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 4.:

The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

So far, the left and the wobbly right have nothing close to any of those, including treason. From the U.S. Constitution, Article III, Section 3:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

So, yeah, a big nothingburger.

But let's set aside reason and logic and act like leftists, shall we?

Let's pretend that we can just hold our breath in our safe space until the mean, old Trump gets impeached (and removed).

That gives us President Mike Pence (R)

How's that going to work for ya? Yeah, that's about what I thought.

So fine, let's keep impeaching people (and removing) them, shall we?

Impeach President Pence and you get President Paul Ryan (R), who is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Next would be President Orrin Hatch (R), currently President pro tempore of the Senate
Then President Rex Tillerson (R), currently Secretary of State
President Steve Mnuchin (R), currently Secretary of the Treasury
President James "Mad Dog" Mattis (R), currently Secretary of Defense
President Jeff Sessions (R), currently Attorney General
President Ryan Zinke (R), currently Secretary of the Interior
President Sonny Perdue (R), currently Secretary of Agriculture
President Wilbur Ross (R), currently Secretary of Commerce
President Alex Acosta (R), currently Secretary of Labor
President Tom Price (R), currently Secretary of Health and Human Services
President Ben Carson (R), currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
President Elaine Chao (R), currently Secretary of Transportation
President Rick Perry (R), currently Secretary of Energy
President Betsy DeVos (R), currently Secretary of Education

Any of those working for ya?

Guess you'll have to go down one more to get to someone that isn't a registered Demonrat.

William Jefferson Clinton was impeached but was failed to be removed from the Presidency because he lied under oath to a Federal grand jury. So that's your standard. Everyone one of the above people have to have commited a crime greater than perjury to a Federal court.

From the time that the report of Clinton's crimes was reported to the Office of the Independent Counsel (January 12th, 1998) until the Senate voted not to remove Clinton (February 12th, 1999) was eleven months. So that's your timeline. Everyone of the above people will have to go through that process.

That means that you won't get President David Shulkin (I), currently Secretary of Veterans Affairs until, what, 2032 or so?

Well, you better get cracking then.


Dump Twitter. Speak Freely.

Posted by Knitebane

Gab is now open to the public


Well, crap.

Posted by Knitebane

I met Bob Owens the weekend we both got our expert badges at an Appleseed that had been invaded by a number of North Carolina bloggers.

My wife attended as well and during the lunch period of the first day she and I ducked into the classroom to eat. Shortly thereafter a tall, gangly fellow wandered in looking for a place to make some adjustments to his rifle.

We chatted a bit and exchanged names and blog sites. I don't know if he ever followed me but I followed him.

I regularly disagreed with Bob. Blogger anonominity, the role of police, open carry, and a number of other second amendment and political topics. I wasn't the only one that regularly and loudly disagreed with him. Yet he never failed to continue posting his opinion even knowing that some of it wouldn't be very popular. That takes guts.

And now Bob Owens is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot, thought to be suicide.


No one knows the battles other people are hiding. I don't know what caused Bob to take his own life and we'll likely never know all of it.

But I know it wasn't a lack of courage.


Two Hundred Forty Two Years Ago

Posted by Knitebane

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare,
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Dig, Baby, Dig

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If there is anything the shows the marked difference between the previous administration and the Trump administration, this is it:

A New Coal Mine Is Opening To Fuel The US Steel Industry

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The end of a shadow

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“And as the captains gazed south to the Land of Mordor, it seemed to them that, black against the pall of cloud, there rose a huge shape of shadow, impenetrable, lightning-crowned, filling all the sky. Enormous it reared above the world, and stretched out towards them a vast threatening hand, terrible but impotent: for even as it leaned over them, a great wind took it, and it was all blown away, and passed; and then a hush fell.”
-- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


It’s official

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I'm off of Facebook. You can find me on MeWe

I left the twits at Twitter some time ago.

Now I'm on Gab


Perhaps the end of the beginning

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I have made it known in a few circles that come the new year that I'll will finally kick the Facebook bucket. Some have asked, "Why?"

So here's why:

Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Facebook recommended that this psychiatrist’s patients friend each other

Leaked Emails Show Facebook Exec Shared Research With Clinton Campaign

Facebook’s ad metric problem is becoming Zuckerberg’s headache

This guy does a pretty good job of explaining why as well. Lots of good data:

Get your loved ones off Facebook.

But what it basically comes down to is that Facebook is a a fully realized Social Justice Warrior enclave. They use my eyeballs to fund their socialist march to the utopian mass graves and I'm not going to be a part of it any more.

You can find me on MeWe. I'm now #Not4Sale


Winning, part the first.

Posted by Knitebane

UPDATE: And this too: US Steel wants to accelerate investments, bring back jobs, CEO says

So by now we've all heard about the deal Trump cut with Carrier to keep jobs here.

Then we heard about Ford saying they'd keep jobs here.

Now comes this:
For over a year, New York-based Trans-Lux -- which makes LCD and LED displays -- has contemplated relocating its Chinese facilities to the U.S. Now with Trump's win, Allain said the company is accelerating its move back to the U.S., with the goal to make all of its products in America within a year.


Foxconn, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer and a major Apple Inc (AAPL.O) supplier, said on Wednesday that it was in preliminary discussions to expand its operations in the United States.

Oh, and this:

This is potentially “a whole shift in the paradigm,” says Peter Kearl, co-founder and CTO of Qmast, a Colorado-based company pioneering the use of the microwave tech.

Microwave extraction could goose those numbers even higher. After all, there are more than 4 trillion (with a “t”) barrels of oil in the Green River Formation.


H/T Sundance at The Conservative Treehouse


Happy Birthday Marines!

Posted by Knitebane