Friday, September 13, 2019

The loser of the #DemocraticDebate: Medicare for All

Stick with me for a second.

Back in 1989 VP Dan Quayle called for a trip to Mars. Everyone was excited by the bold, courageous announcement....until they learned the price tag and realized it was technically impossible at the time. 20 years later nothing has changed.

Medicare for All is similar. The activists of the left, led by Bernie Sanders, is giddy as a freshman going to the jr/sr prom about the idea of M4A but they fail to realize they are not the only ones that will determine the nominee and their ideas. The other voters in the Democratic Primary understand how much it will cost and are uneasy about how much it will cost them. They realize it is not feasible anytime soon. It's one thing to call for a bold and courageous endeavor like going to Mars or Medicare for All. It's another thing to have the money and the ability to actually make it a reality.

Sanders can't make it a reality. Sanders has a long history of not being able to champion major legislation. He is the last person who could make M4A a reality. Warren, even with a better track record of accomplishments, has hitched her wagon to this boat anchor and eventually it will cost her.

The other candidates call for an improved Affordable Care Act with various options to allow consumers to choose their coverage. Biden, Amy, Beto, Castro, Buttigieg, Harris, and even Yang who doesn't know his ass from a stethoscope called for a combination of Medicare and the ACA. It's a better plan that is achievable.

Medicare for All is not for everyone. It shouldn't be. It's on life support.

What the hell is wrong with you? "Little Baby" Briscoe Cain

There is a State Representative from Deer Park Texas. He is called "Little Baby" Briscoe Cain. Baby Briscoe is one of those people you want to look at and ask "What the fuck is wrong with you?". Last night would have been a good night to do it.

After the Democratic debate our own little baby Briscoe threatened a Presidential Candidate and fellow Texan, Beto O'Rourk with a tweet referrencing his little AR-15. This isn't Baby Briscoe's first Muttin Busting competition.

A few years ago he was flashing g his concealed handgun at the Texas Democratic Convention which got his little ass thrown out of the convention center. His mother was called to pick him up. She stated: 
"I am so sorry for my son's behavior. I have told him to not play cops and robbers in the open and to never take his toy guns out of the house. I intend to whoop his ass once I get him home."
Little Baby Briscoe is going to get another ass whoopin and he should. He should be visited by the FBI. He should be charged with making a threat. He should resign. He should lose his law license. He should be treated like every other immature gun nut idiot who issues a threat to a Presidential candidate.

This isn't a fuckin game.


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Recap of the #DemocraticDebate Part I

This was a good night for the Democrats except for just a couple of things. They can all be fixed.

Yang.
Yank Yang. It's time. He thinks this is a game. He adds nothing to the conversation. He has no path to winning the nomination. Lets move on. Lets also cull the field. Yang, Castro, Booker will not get the nomination. Enough.

Medicare for All is on life support
M4A took a hit starting with Biden. Amy, Harris, Castro, Buttigieg, and even Beto piled on each calling for something other than M4A. Each wanted the insurance industry to compete with a public option. Each wanted everyone to be covered but not with a government takeover. M4A took a hit tonight.

Castro
There are those who can attack and be effective. He can't and he didn't. He looked petty.

Gun Control
It is clear the Democrats want something done and will do it. Beto calls for a mandatory buy back and he has a very good point. These are weapons designed to kill people, nothing else. They do not belong on our streets. Most agree. It's time we do something and the only way to do it is to wipe out every republican in office.



What we want to hear tonight at the #DemocraticDebate

Pic via NBC News
It's Texas. We are in play this year. Our republican leadership has failed us on immigration, gun violence, health care and bleeding local governments dry. We need help. Tell us how you can help.

We are tired of mass shootings in Texas where we have guns on demand. In just 6 short years we have lost students, shoppers, worshipers, bystanders, and police officers due to gun violence using military style weapons. We are tired of wondering if we will be next. Our leadership calls for thoughts and prayers and round table discussions. The thoughts aren't working. The prayers go unanswered. The round tables end in no action. They have done nothing.

There is a humanity crisis on our borders which our leaders have ignored year after year using it for campaign fodder instead of solving the issue. Trump has made it worse. Horribly and deadly worse. Again we need adult supervision.

Our healthcare costs continue to skyrocket even after we passed massive tort reform 15 years ago with the promise of more healthcare providers providing more competition and lower rates. It didn't work. We have the highest number of uninsured in the nation. Costs are too high. Our state is sick.

So tell us what you are going to do to end the violence, solve our humanity crisis on the border, and to insure our families are cured when they are sick and stay healthy.

We are listening.

What we don't need to see at the #DemocraticDebate

OK. I am easily distracted.

Many watching the debates are too and it's a real problem especially for the politically ignorant independent voters who are looking for any simple minded excuse to say "I just don't like her". Or him. For them it doesn't matter if they are the most qualified individual to ever run for the position of President of the United States. What matters is that little thing they just don't want to get over like the atomic wedgy the candidate gave them in Jr. High. Or when they stole their date to the Jr/Sr prom. Little things like that.

So with that in mind there are a few distractions I hope the candidates can get rid of:

Bernie Sanders: Put that damn finger away. You are going to poke someones eye out!

Elizabeth Warren: Stop shaking your head. Not every answer to a question needs to be accompanied with a head shake. Stand still for once!

Beto: You do not need to shake a fist every point you are making. Sit on your hands.

Yang: Shut up and get off the stage.

Castro: When you get angry you tend to force being angry. It doesn't look genuine.

Amy: OK. I have nothing.

Biden: Get back to being that guy running for VP when you debated Paul Ryan. Other than that I have nothing.

Buttigieg: I have nothing.

So there. Quit it.

Hispanics for Buzbee because Buzbee is Hispanic?

Really? When did Buzbee become Hispanic? What am I missing?


Tony Buzbee's donations. In detail. (He is a trump republican)

Make no mistake about Tony Buzbee. He is a republican except when it comes to his profession. Don't buy into anyone saying he plays "both sides". That really isn't true. But don't take my word for it. Look at the reports from the Federal Elections Commission and the Texas Ethics Commission.

On the Federal level Buzbee has donated over $589,600 with only $25,000 going to the Harris County Democratic Party to help wipe out all the republican judges that could rule on his cases. This does NOT include his $500,000 donation to Trump's inauguration committee. Here is the data from the Federal Elections Commission website:

NEW JERSEY REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEEBUZBEE, TONY10000
SOUTH CAROLINA REPUBLICAN PARTYBUZBEE, TONY10000
NY REPUBLICAN FEDERAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEEBUZBEE, TONY10000
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF ARKANSASBUZBEE, TONY10000
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA INCBUZBEE, TONY10000
CONNECTICUT REPUBLICAN PARTYBUZBEE, TONY10000
TENNESSEE REPUBLICAN PARTY FEDERAL ELECTION ACCOUNTBUZBEE, TONY10000
HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTYBUZBEE, TONY10000
HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTYBUZBEE, TONY10000
HARRIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTYBUZBEE, TONY5000
DONALD J. TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT, INC.BUZBEE, TONY MR.2700
REPUBLICAN PARTY OF LOUISIANABUZBEE, TONY MR.10000
TRUMP VICTORYBUZBEE, TONY MR.250000
WEST VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN PARTY, INC.BUZBEE, TONY MR.10000
MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICAN PARTYBUZBEE, TONY MR.10000
WYOMING REPUBLICAN PARTY, INC.BUZBEE, TONY MR.10000
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEEBUZBEE, TONY MR.33400
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEEBUZBEE, TONY MR.3700
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEEBUZBEE, TONY MR.100200
REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEEBUZBEE, TONY MR.29600
TRUMP VICTORYBUZBEE, TONY MR.35000
$589,600

Now here is the data from the Texas Ethics Commission. $1,034,581.69 with $225,000 to Greg Abbott, $80,000 to Rick Perry, $179,000 to Democrats including $80,000 to the Harris County Democratic Party,  to wipe out the Republican judges in Harris County. Here is the data from the Texas Ethics Commission.

Sandill ,Ravi K. Anthony G. Buzbee, LP , 5,000.00
Ashby ,Trenton E.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund ,Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Baker ,Caroline E.Buzbee, Tony2,500.00
Bennett ,Alfred H.Anthony G. Buzbee L.P., 2,000.00
Bennett ,Alfred H.Anthony G. Buzbee, L.P., 5,000.00
Bonnen ,Dennis H.Buzbee, Tony1,000.00
Busby ,Justin B.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Bush ,George P.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 10,000.00
Carter ,O. KylerBuzbee, Anthony5,000.00
Carter ,O. KylerBuzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Countiss ,JulieANTHONY G. BUZBEE LP, 2,500.00
Countiss ,JulieANTHONY G. BUZBEE LP, 5,000.00
Countiss ,JulieBUZBEE, ANTHONY G2,378.64
Cox ,Obie A.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Cox ,Obie A.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Debra Mayfield Campaign (DISSOLVED) ,Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 1,000.00
Delgado ,RodolfoAnthony G. Buzbee, Attorney at Law, 1,000.00
Devine ,John P.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 30,000.00
Dollinger ,Scot G.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 5,000.00
Dorfman ,Samuel G.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Dorfman ,Samuel G.Buzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Engelhart ,MikeAnthony G. Buzbee LP, 2,500.00
Engelhart ,MikeAnthony G. Buzbee LP, 5,000.00
Engelhart ,MikeBuzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Engelhart ,MikeBuzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Engelhart ,MikeThe Buzbee Law Firm, 2,500.00
Galveston County Republican Party (P) ,Buzbee Law Firm, 2,000.00
Gamble ,BrentBuzbee, Tony2,500.00
Garza ,Ana LisaAnthony G Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Garza ,Ana LisaAnthony G Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Garza ,Jose LuisAnthony G. Buzbee, LP, 1,000.00
Garza ,Jose LuisBuzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Gomez ,Michael PaulAnthony G. Buzbee, LP, 3,000.00
Gomez ,Michael PaulAnthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,000.00
Gomez ,Michael PaulAnthony G. Buzbee, LP, 1,000.00
Gomez ,Michael PaulBuzbee, Anthony5,000.00
Gomez ,Michael PaulBuzbee, Tony5,000.00
Gray ,Lori ChambersAnthoney G. Buzbee L.P., 2,500.00
Greenwell (DECEASED) ,Thomas F.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Griffin ,Darren B.Buzbee, Tony2,500.00
Griffin ,Darren B.Buzbee, Tony2,500.00
Griffin ,Darren B.The Buzbee Law Firm, 2,500.00
Griffin ,Darren B.The Buzbee Law Firm, 2,500.00
Halbach ,Joseph J.Anthony Buzbee, LP, 5,000.00
Halbach ,Joseph J.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 1,000.00
Halbach ,Joseph J.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 4,000.00
Halbach ,Joseph J.Buzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Hall ,Ursula A.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Hardin ,BenBUZBEE LAW FIRM, 5,000.00
Hardin ,BenBuzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Harris County Democratic Party (CEC) ,Buzbee, Tony80,000.00
Harris County Democratic Party (CEC) ,Buzbee, Tony10,000.00
Hawkins ,Kristen BrauchleAnthony G. Buzbee  LP, 5,000.00
Hawkins ,Kristen BrauchleThe Buzbee Law Firm, 5,000.00
Hinde ,Daniel E.Anthony G Buzbee LP, 3,992.33
Hinde ,Daniel E.Anthony G Buzbee LP, 2,500.00
Hinde ,Daniel E.Buzbee, Anthony G5,000.00
Hinde ,Daniel E.The Buzbee Law Firm, 2,000.00
Justice Eva Guzman for Supreme Court ,Anthony G Buzbee LP, 2,500.00
Justice Eva Guzman for Supreme Court ,Buzbee, Anthony5,000.00
Kirkland ,Steven E.Buzbee, Anthony2,000.00
Kirkland ,Steven E.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Kirkland ,Steven E.Buzbee, Anthony5,000.00
Landrum ,MichaelBuzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Lloyd ,Russell T.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Matthews ,Sylvia A.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 2,500.00
McFarland ,Jaclanel M.the Buzbee law firmbuzzby, anthony1,000.00
Miller ,Beau A.Buzbee, Tony5,000.00
Moore ,Daryl L.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Morgan ,Kay K.Anthony G. Buzbee, L.P., 2,500.00
Neves ,Kerry L.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Palmer ,Elaine H.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 5,000.00
Palmer ,Elaine H.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 5,000.00
Palmer ,Elaine H.Buzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Payne ,Latosha LewisAnthony G. Buzbee LP, 2,500.00
Phillips ,Fredericka M.Buzbee, Anthony5,000.00
Phillips ,Fredericka M.The Buzbee Law Firm, 800.00
Reyna ,Rose GuerraAnthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Rodriguez ,Ricardo P.Anthony G. Buzbee, P.C., 2,000.00
Sandill ,Ravi K.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 10,000.00
Sandill ,Ravi K.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 5,000.00
Sandill ,Ravi K.Buzbee, Anthony5,000.00
Sandill ,Ravi K.Buzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Sandill ,Ravi K.Buzbee, Anthony1,000.00
Schaffer ,Robert K.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP , 5,000.00
Schaffer ,Robert K.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP , 5,000.00
Schaffer ,Robert K.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 1,000.00
Schaffer ,Robert K.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Shadwick ,Jeffrey A.Anthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Singleterry ,Luis ManuelAnthony G. Buzbee LP, 1,000.00
Slaughter ,Michelle M.Anthony Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Slaughter ,Michelle M.Buzbee Law Firm, 2,500.00
Slaughter ,Michelle M.Buzbee, Anthony2,500.00
Smith ,Stephen CraigAnthony G. Buzbee, LP, 2,500.00
Smoots-Hogan ,AlexandraAnthony G. Buzbee LP, 5,000.00
Smoots-Hogan ,AlexandraBuzbee Law Firm, 5,000.00
Spring Branch Republicans ,Tony Buzbee for Mayor, 100.00
Spring Branch Republicans ,Tony Buzbee for Mayor, 100.00
Texans for Greg Abbott ,Buzbee, Anthony75,000.00
Texans for Greg Abbott ,Buzbee, Anthony25,000.00
Texans for Greg Abbott ,Buzbee, Anthony100,000.00
Texans for Greg Abbott ,Buzbee, Anthony25,000.00
Texans for Insurance Reform ,Anthony Buzbee, LP, 100,000.00
Texans for Jeff Boyd ,Anthony G Buzbee LP, 1,250.00
Texans for Jeff Boyd ,Buzbee, A.5,000.00
Texans for Jeff Boyd ,Buzbee, Anthony1,250.00
Texans for Jeff Boyd ,The Buzbee Law Firm, 5,000.00
Texans for Rick Perry ,Buzbee, Anthony50,000.00
Texans for Rick Perry ,Buzbee, Tony6,233.48
Texans for Rick Perry ,Buzbee, Tony4,808.56
Texans for Rick Perry ,Buzbee, Tony6,694.43
Texans for Rick Perry ,Buzbee, Tony5,961.87
Texans for Rick Perry ,Buzbee, Tony6,012.38
Texas Trial Lawyers Association PAC ,Buzbee, Anthony Glenn200,000.00
Weems ,ChristineThe Buzbee Law Firm, P.C., 5,000.00
Wilson ,Randall W.Buzbee Law Firm, 2,500.00
Wittenmyer ,John D.Anthony G. Buzbee LP, 2,500.00
1,034,581.69