"In democracies, we the people get the government we deserve. We also get the celebrities we deserve, the artists we deserve, and the athletes we deserve...In my view, the real controversy isn't about patriotism, social justice, racial inequality or free speech. It isn't even about the flag or the national anthem. It's really only about one thing -- what we will tolerate, and what we won't." Mike Rowe, American Actor, Commenting on NFL players
December 6, 2017
By: Linda Case Gibbons
You might be disappointed if your babies grow up to be cowboys, but think how you'd feel if they opted to be Congresspeople.
The requirements aren't all that hard, citizenship, residency, age requirements. That's what it says in the Constitution.
You don't have to be nice looking, so that's good. But of course, there's tap dancing. You have to be able to do that. And with practice and the right incentives, you'll get even better over time.
Take Blake Farenthold, for instance, (R-Texas). If you look at his Congressional photo, you'll see he meets the Don't-Have-to-be-Nice-Looking requirement, just like Al Franken. But even though he's a mite pudgy, apparently he's light on his feet.
He has tap dancing down pat, and has nothing but the taxpayer's best interests in mind.
This week, out of the goodness of his heart, Farenthold said he was giving back $84,000 in taxpayer money, even though he didn't do anything wrong. Even though the money had been used to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, filed by a former employee.
"I want to be clear that I didn't do anything wrong," Farenthold told KRIS-TV. "But I also don't want the taxpayers to be on the hook for this, and I want to be able to talk about it and fix the system without people saying, 'Blake, you benefitted from the system. You don't have the right to talk about this or fix it."
There you go.
Now that's the kind of U.S. Congressman you would beat the bushes to find. Like Al Franken, another little chunko who also didn't do anything wrong. It was the women, Franken said, who misunderstood his groping. Being forthcoming, while back pedaling. It's an acquired skill set.
If you look beyond Congress for a career, whatever you do, avoid government service after the military.
Army Gen. David Petraeus spent 37 years defending his country, but got nabbed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice for allegedly e-mailing classified information to his biographer and girlfriend, Paula Broadwell, while he headed up the CIA. After much humiliation, he was let off with a misdemeanor.
Same thing with Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. After investing 33 years in the military, they got him for lying to the FBI. Now his life is ruined.
So don't go in that direction.
What you could do is look into the State Department, DOJ and FBI. Although the requirements are a little more stringent, the payoff is awesome.
You can, if you are secretary of state, have a flirty, politically and financially advantageous relationship with the FBI and DOJ, and can e-mail classified information, and lie to the FBI until the cows come home.
And not get nabbed.
Just say "Fiddle-de-dee," "I don't no nuthin' about birthin' babies," and you'll get to keep on trucking. Like Hillary.
If you are a top notch FBI agent like Peter Strzok, you can get away with e-mailing your mistress, who is also with the FBI, and spew salacious comments about Trump, and admiring comments about Hillary, and still stay on as a mover and groover in the Bureau.
And also be on Special Counsel Mueller's team.
Strzok's just the kind of guy Mueller is looking for. He's the perfect addition to his Hillary-lovin' panel of attorneys for his "Russia" investigation: Anti-Trump, pro-Hillary, and just a little sleazy around the gills.
Interestingly Strzok was the agent who interviewed Hillary for her e-mail transgressions and came up with the "extremely careless" language Comey used to let her off the hook.
He's the FBI agent Flynn was supposed to have lied to. He's the person who signed off on the document that opened the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, now going into its second year and costing $5 million so far. His fingerprints are all over the Weiner-Abedin-Hillary-Laptop fiasco, and he determined there was nothing to see there.
If you could land a job like Strzok's in today's FBI, you would be able to weaponize U.S. intelligence against anyone you didn't like, spy on them, and use a phony "dossier" to secure a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court's okay.
These are examples of Strzok's handiwork.
What a guy! Makes you wonder what he didn't do in the FBI to help Hillary and destroy Donald Trump.
But this month, December, Mueller had to let Agent Strzok go. Not because he wanted to, but because Strzok's texts to his mistress were uncovered by the Justice Department's Inspector General, in August, and Mueller had no choice but to, no, not fire him. To relocate him to the FBI's Human Resources Department...
There you go.
It seems as if it took a while for this news to get out there, and a while for Mueller to do anything to stop Strzok in his secretive, manipulative, Deep State ways.
So the question is: If a tree falls in the forest, and there is no one there to hear, does it make a sound?
And if the mainstream media doesn't report the news, does it mean it didn't happen?
It seems it might.
Hold the line, America.