November 8, 2019
Quote of the week: "Coup has started. ... We will get rid of him."
Quote of the Week: “The whistleblower’s lawyer gave away the game. It was always the Democrats’ plan to stage a coup and impeach President Trump and all they ever needed was the right scheme. They whiffed on Mueller so now they’ve settled on the perfectly fine Ukraine phone call. This proves this was orchestrated from the beginning.”
In This Issue:
THE REAL ELECTION NIGHT RESULTS
So here we are again, loyal readers. Spending yet another week brining you the real news to counter the propaganda of the spinners, liars, prevaricators, and hucksters in the mainstream media.
It’s not journalism. It’s outright propaganda.
To read the fake news, one would be led to believe that Tuesday’s election results were a total disaster for the GOP and a personal rebuke of the president, who serves as the white whale to the media’s Captain Ahab.
Here’s what the media didn’t tell you about Tuesday’s results, which were, on the whole, spectacular for Trump, the GOP, and conservatism.
Yes, Governor Matt Bevin appears to have been narrowly defeated, with a possible recount in the offing. First, the media is lying about the Kentucky race meaning that there has been both a rejection of Trump and a re-alignment in that state’s politics.
First, Bevin was remarkably unpopular. Second, Bevin’s challenger was a popular attorney general who hails from a famous political family. In fact, the challenger’s own father was the previous governor of Kentucky from 2007-2015. Third, Kentucky has had more democrat governors than GOP in recent times.
Now for the real story, which is that Republicans ran the table in all other races in Kentucky.
Take the attorney general race. The GOP flipped the seat and elected one of their own for the first time in 70 years. Moreover, the GOP candidate made history by being the first African American to be elected statewide in Kentucky – ever. Kentucky was admitted to the Union in 1792. If the new attorney general had been a democrat, the media would have made it a headline.
Republicans in Kentucky also flipped the secretary of state office. In addition, Republicans won state auditor, state treasurer, and the agriculture commissioner.
Finally, there was one special election to the Kentucky House. The GOP won that race as well.
In the Magnolia State, the GOP won all eight state-wide offices on the ballot, including flipping the attorney general’s office.
In Texas, a state that the Fake News crowd would like to believe is on the verge of turning blue, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to prohibit a state income tax. Imagine that happening in Minnesota! In Texas, it is now enshrined in the constitution that there shall be no state income tax.
The media would like you to forget that this was another state they put into the “Republicans are losing” category. In particular, they singled out NC-9, a district that featured a disgraced GOP incumbent who was forced out, making for a special election where the media lionized the democrat.
To their chagrin, the GOP retained the seat Tuesday night.
In another district in the western part of the state, the GOP candidate crushed the democrat 70-30 in that special election.
So much for North Carolina embracing socialism.
We’re not done here. Republicans and conservatives scored a major victory Tuesday night, defeating a ballot measure to repeal spending caps under the Colorado’s TABOR (Taxpayer Bill of Rights) constitutional amendment that puts taxing and spending limits on state government.
About the Old Dominion. Virginia has been a blue state for some time. The state voted for Obama twice and went for Hillary in 2016. The D.C. suburbs, with many thousands of handsomely paid federal employees, has become a stronghold for the democrats. Hardly a harbinger of things to come.
Overall, the GOP and the president had a pretty damn good night Tuesday.
Fake news, indeed.
The Watchdog just ran a piece asking readers not to become desensitized to the large-scale waste, fraud, and abuse happening on Governor Walz’s watch.
We hope you took the advice to heart, as the skeletons keep falling out of the closet over at the Department of Human Services.
This week’s Hall of Shame news is that the agency broke state law over 200 times, releasing $52 million in contracts and commitments to vendors that failed to follow legal requirements.
$52 million of YOUR dollars.
The tally of illegally spent or wasted tax dollars across state government has reached into the hundreds of millions of dollars.
To be fair, this isn’t just a Tim Walz problem. Much of this stupidity occurred under Mark Dayton’s watch, making it a clear DFL problem.
When you have no respect for the taxpayers, you get taxpayer abuse.
Again, this publication renews its call for Republicans in the legislature to get serious about punishing the offending employees and reducing the role of government in our lives.
If we limit their power and checkbook, they can only break fewer laws and waste less money.
Republicans in the Senate are right to hold hearings on this stunning debacle.
They need to keep at it.
Speaking of DFL executive mismanagement, it looks like Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter is right there with fellow DFL leaders.
While the city drowns in the blood of murder and violent crime victims, the mayor and council are dallying around with trash collection, something that didn’t need fixing in the first place.
While the city council haggles with waste haulers over money and contractual issues, the police department scrambles to stem a violent tide.
And voters keep returning the same DFLers to office again and again.
Perhaps its time for GOP legislators to start taking a look at both Minneapolis and Saint Paul.
Both cities receive tens of millions in state subsidies every year, making their problems very much the business of state government.
Over in Minneapolis, many people won’t even venture into downtown after dark, as the Warehouse district in particular has become lawless, like some rural Pakistani tribal area.
Maybe the next state subsidy should buy Kevlar flak vests for visitors.
Welcome to my web site!
I created this website in response to governmental waste and abuse in Anoka County.
Many taxpayers don’t know that our local governments spend millions of tax dollars every year on things like public relations teams, lobbyists, and junkets to places like Hawaii.
Since there seemed to be no place to turn for the “other side” of these issues, I created the Anoka County Watchdog. My intent is to create a one-stop-shop where concerned taxpayers can find fact-supported information and other resources to counter the governmental machine. Many people want to confront their elected officials regarding waste and abuse but feel they don’t have the information they need to make an effective argument. This web site offers that information.
Some of our elected officials in Anoka County have become arrogant and unresponsive, forgetting that they work for the very people who put them in office. It’s high time to hold them accountable for their decisions.
Harold E. Hamilton
US Mail: Anoka County Watchdog
C/O K Solutions LLC
3083 Victoria Street
Roseville, MN 55113
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