PRIVACY: WHO OWNS YOUR BANK TRANSACTION DATA?

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Financial data privacy is dead!

Your transaction data is now a commodity to be sold to advertisers. The problem is that even so-called anonymized data can be combined with similar data in a zip code or a smaller census tract, manipulated by machine learning and artificial intelligence to produce a high probability identification of an individual or their family.

JP Morgan Chase is joining other electronic platforms that monetize their customer’s transaction data…

Chase-hdrChase Launches Chase Media Solutions, a New Digital Media Business, Connecting 80 Million U.S. Consumers with the Brands They Love
New media platform delivers customers cash back while helping brands drive sales and business growth

Today, Chase launched Chase Media Solutions, its new digital media business, providing brands with the ability to connect directly with the financial institution’s 80 million customers. Chase Media Solutions serves as a key conduit for brands, connecting them with consumers’ personal passions and interests. In turn, Chase customers benefit from personalized offers and the ability to earn cash back with brands they love or are discovering for the first time.

As the only bank-led media platform of its kind, Chase Media Solutions combines the scale and audience of a retail media network with the exclusive advantages of Chase’s first-party financial data, institutional credibility and precise targeting capabilities. Today, the bank’s large consumer base and 6 million small business customers benefit from Chase’s wide range of travel, dining and shopping offerings — generating unparalleled insights across consumer categories.

The launch of Chase Media Solutions follows the integration of Figg, a leading card-linked marketing platform. JPMorgan Chase & Co. acquired Figg in 2022 as a natural step in Chase’s effort to build out its owned, two-sided commerce platform, and as part of the firm’s vision to bring win-win value to both business clients and banking customers.

“Our deep understanding of consumer spending across categories has driven us to reimagine what retail media networks can offer,” said Rich Muhlstock, President of Chase Media Solutions. “Like retailers, we have first-party data and a dedicated audience. But what sets us apart is the unrivaled scale and insights from our customers – having long-served as a trusted guide for their financial decisions. Chase reaches across brands, merchants and shopping verticals, providing a comprehensive view of purchase behavior; this strengthens the degree of personalization, helping brands deliver offers that stoke consumer interests.”

Chase Media Solutions platform advantages

  • First-party data: With Chase’s owned transaction data, brands and agencies can precisely target customers at scale based on purchase history (such as targeting new, lapsed or loyal customers)
  • Better ROI and attribution: Brands capture incremental spend on everyday purchases both in-store and online with clear attribution for every media dollar spent
  • Trust and brand safety: The platform is built on the foundational trust and institutional credibility of Chase, including a verified audience and brand-safe owned channels

Among initial pilot partners, Chase Media Solutions designed 30-day campaigns for Air Canada, Solo Stove, Blue Bottle and Whataburger, seeing significant traction for those brands in driving incremental sales and new customers growth. 

Regarding the success of their initial campaign, Scott O’Leary, Vice President of Loyalty and Products for Air Canada, said, “The Chase team succeeded in creating a thoughtful, targeted offer that exceeded our expectations. Two distinct offer constructs drove incremental revenue and awareness for Air Canada amongst Chase’s cardmember base. These tests clearly demonstrated the potential of the Chase Media Solutions channel, and we look forward to working together more in the future.”

About Chase

Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.9 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves nearly 80 million consumers and nearly 6 million small businesses, with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, more than 15,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. <Source>

What they don’t mention…

Since this is a “commercial” offering, government agencies, including intelligence and law enforcement entities, that are generally prohibited from collecting and maintaining their own databases, can simply purchase the data for their own purposes—both legitimate and nefarious. Thus, a malevolent regime can also use the very same precision targeting methods used commercially to advance their own interests. Likewise, activist organizations can do the very same thing: identify potential donors or target organizations. Since there are no regulatory restrictions on data use beyond those imposed by the financial institutions themselves, this represents a clear and present danger to our democracy.

It appears that our major banks were more than willing to act as agents of the progressive communist democrat regime when it comes to de-banking customers who are associated with goods and services that run counter to the regime’s narrative. 

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Stop the Troubling Trend of Politically Motivated Debanking

Advocacy groups, government officials, and activist shareholders are using Environmental, Social, and Governance mandates to coerce banks to cut ties with politically disfavored industries like oil companies and firearms manufacturers. Now, it appears this cancellation threat is spreading to political and religious views that activists disfavor, too.

Both of our organizations have had recent run-ins with debanking. The National Committee for Religious Freedom (NCRF)—a nonprofit advocacy group that exists to defend the right of everyone in America to live out their faith freely—opened a JPMorgan Chase checking account last April. A few weeks later, the bank shut down the account without explanation.

NCRF only found that out when one of its founders tried to deposit a donation at a local Chase branch on May 19. That’s when NCRF was informed that the account was restricted and marked for closure. All the local branch could share was that the corporate office had closed the account, and that bank employees weren’t permitted to give additional information. The following week, NCRF received a letter dated May 6 stating that Chase would close the account and end its relationship on May 9.

Eventually, a representative at Chase’s corporate office said the bank might reinstate the account if NCRF disclosed a list of donors who contributed 10 percent or more of its operating budget and divulged the criteria it uses to decide whom to support politically. Respecting donors’ privacy and skeptical that the bank made the same demands of other nonprofits, NCRF declined.

As pressure mounted over cancellation of the account, Chase changed its story several times. It initially denied asking invasive questions about donors but quickly changed its tune and claimed that it had to ask these questions to comply with federal banking guidelines on money laundering and funding terrorism.

Pressed on the weakness of this untenable rationale, Chase pivoted and claimed that, as a former U.S. senator and ambassador, I (Sam Brownback) am a “Politically Exposed Person”—a designation that Chase claimed triggers heavier scrutiny before NCRF could open an account. But the relevant guidelines specify that “Politically Exposed Persons” do not “include U.S. public officials.” Put simply, the rule Chase cited does not even apply. <Source>

Bottom line…

We know that commercial enterprises are now using purchase category codes and that the government uses this data to identify individual gun owners. What would keep them from trying to identify unregistered owners of gas-power small engines in the future?

It is time to force our legislators to implement data use and privacy protections to protect personal, non-public data and to impose heavy jail sentences on government-related individuals, including third-party contractors, who breach the public’s trust to access and use prohibited data.

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOW MANY MEALY-MOUTH WAYS CAN YOU SAY ACT OF WAR?

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There is no doubt that the Islamic Republic of Iran has, directly or indirectly through its state-sponsored proxies, committed an act of war against the State of Israel by the “use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state” as per Article 2(4) of the United Nations Charter.

United Nations Charter Article 2, paragraph 4

All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations. <Source: United Nations Security Council>

The Islamic Republic of Iran admits the attack…

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said via state media: ‘The aerospace unit of the Revolutionary Guards has attacked targets in Israel with dozens of drones and missiles in reaction to the Zionist regime’s crimes, including the attack on the consulate section of Iran’s embassy in Damascus and martyring our commanders and military advisers in Syria.’ <Source>

The State of Israel confirms the attack…

The IDF’s spokesperson, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, said that the Iranian attack was ’a severe and dangerous escalation’ in tensions, adding: ‘Our defensive and offensive capabilities are at the highest level of readiness ahead of this large-scale attack from Iran.’

The IDF said: ‘The air defense array is on high alert at the same time as the Air Force planes and Navy ships that are on a mission to protect the country’s skies. The IDF is monitoring all targets.

‘We ask the public to adhere to and follow the instructions of the Home Front Command and the official IDF announcements regarding the matter. <Source>

The unknown…

It is believed by some security analysts that Iran possesses a working nuclear weapon and that the Obama/Biden administration has struck an illegal quid pro quo deal with Iran to avoid announcing their nuclear capability or conducting an October Surprise test before the 2024 presidential election in return for relaxed sanctions regarding billions of dollars in blocked funds and oil revenue.

Pussyfooting around a clear and present act of war…

It appears the diplomatic euphemisms are flying on all sides.

  • “A breach of international peace and stability.”
  • “An aggressive military maneuver.”
  • “A significant escalation of tensions.”
  • “A breach of sovereignty.”
  • “An incursion into territorial integrity.”
  • “A hostile military action.”
  • “A challenge to regional security.”
  • “An infringement on peacekeeping efforts.”
  • “An act of aggression.”
  • “A violation of diplomatic norms.”
  • “A disruption of global harmony.”
  • “A breach of ceasefire agreements.”
  • “A destabilizing military operation.”
  • “A provocative military engagement.”
  • “An assault on peaceful coexistence.”
  • “A transgression against international law.”
  • “A provocation with potential for conflict.”
  • “A breach of armistice terms.”
  • “An infringement on diplomatic relations.”
  • “A challenge to the principles of non-violence and diplomacy.”

President Biden’s Statement…

Wh-logo Statement from President Joe Biden on Iran’s Attacks against the State of Israel

Earlier today, Iran—and its proxies operating out of Yemen, Syria and Iraq—launched an unprecedented air attack against military facilities in Israel. I condemn these attacks in the strongest possible terms.

At my direction, to support the defense of Israel, the U.S. military moved aircraft and ballistic missile defense destroyers to the region over the course of the past week. Thanks to these deployments and the extraordinary skill of our servicemembers, we helped Israel take down nearly all of the incoming drones and missiles.

[OCS: Playing defense is not the same as firing a shot over their bow or demonstrating your commitment with the destruction of a military target.]

I’ve just spoken with Prime Minister Netanyahu to reaffirm America’s ironclad commitment to the security of Israel. I told him that Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attacks – sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel.

[OCS: At the same time, the Obama/Biden administrations seek regime change in Israel and the destruction of Prime Minister Netanyahu through a not-so-covert color revolution.]

Tomorrow, I will convene my fellow G7 leaders to coordinate a united diplomatic response to Iran’s brazen attack. My team will engage with their counterparts across the region. And we will stay in close touch with Israel’s leaders. And while we have not seen attacks on our forces or facilities today, we will remain vigilant to all threats and will not hesitate to take all necessary action to protect our people.

[OCS: The G7 member states consist of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States—some of whose feckless leaders are anti-Semitic and anti-Israel. Any diplomatic response is likely to be a “strong” letter saying, “Don’t do that again.”] <Source>

What Biden says in private...

Scoop: Biden told Bibi U.S. won't support an Israeli counterattack on Iran

President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a call on Saturday that the U.S. won't support any Israeli counterattack against Iran, a senior White House official told Axios.

Why it matters: Biden and his senior advisers are highly concerned an Israeli response to Iran's attack on Israel would lead to a regional war with catastrophic consequences, U.S. officials said.

Biden told Netanyahu the joint defensive efforts by Israel, the U.S. and other countries in the region led to the failure of the Iranian attack, according to the White House official.

  • "You got a win. Take the win," Biden told Netanyahu, according to the official.
  • The official said that when Biden told Netanyahu that the U.S. would not participate in any offensive operations against Iran and would not support such operations, Netanyahu said he understood.
  • U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin spoke on Saturday with his Israeli counterpart Yoav Gallant and asked that Israel notify the U.S. ahead of any response against Iran, a senior Israeli official said. <Source>

The truth is Biden is out to lunch and the Obamacons like National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin have little experience and are probably scared shitless of being held accountable for a regional war or the loss of a democrat-majority Senate. And telling anyone in the Biden Administration of attack plans is like telling the Supreme Leader of Iran directly.

What now?

Was this a symbolic “tit-for-tat” strike that is relatively harmless and not worthy of an actual full-scale, serious military retaliatory strike or a precursor to a joint attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, the Iranian regime’s senior leadership, or the Iranian oil infrastructure?

Is the United States mindful of Iranian sleeper cells embedded in the United States while our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies are concentrating on domestic policies, namely destroying Donald Trump in favor of the progressive communist democrat authoritarian regime?

Has America been sold out by traitors like former President Barack Obama, who resurrected a failing Iranian regime and facilitated its nuclear capabilities? Or Robert Malley, who is alleged to have collaborated with the Iranians and assisted in introducing Iranian operatives into high government positions?

Does America have unregistered foreign agents in Congress who support hostile foreign powers?

Bottom line…

Nobody really knows anything other than we are well and truly screwed by those who purport to represent “We the People.”

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


A CALIFORNIA STATE AUDIT OF HOMELESS SPENDING: WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?

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The Joint Legislative Audit Committee requested an audit of the State’s homelessness funding, including an evaluation of the efforts undertaken by the State and two cities to monitor the cost‑effectiveness of such spending. In general, this report concludes that the State must do more to assess the cost-effectiveness of its homelessness programs.

Unfortunately, everything governed by the progressive communist democrat uni-party in California is a political calculation to advance their toxic agenda and to secure the support of the special interests who fund their campaigns, provide voter support, and run registration drives.

According to the report, “more than 180,000 Californians experienced homelessness in 2023—a 53 percent increase from 2013.”

“To address this ongoing crisis, nine state agencies have collectively spent billions of dollars in state funding over the past five years administering at least 30 programs dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness.”

And, “according to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, the State allocated nearly $24 billion for homelessness and housing during the last five fiscal years, or from 2018–19 through 2022–23.”

So where did the money actually go, and how much was siphoned off for administrative expenses and no-bid service contracts?

The short answer is they don’t want to know. The system is deliberately defective by design.

  • Data indicate that two of the five programs we reviewed—Homekey and the Housing Support Program—are likely cost‑effective. Homekey allows the State to provide individuals with housing that is less expensive than newly built units. The Housing Support Program helps house families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and costs less than the State would spend if these families were homeless.
  • The State has not collected adequate outcome data to assess the cost‑effectiveness of the remaining three programs. Without such data, it will lack assurance that these programs represent the best use of state funding.

How long does it take to develop an adequate tracking system, and why does the State of California withhold check issuance and endorsement data based on privacy concerns?

The footnotes…

As is our standard practice, we communicated with Cal ICH [California Interagency Council on Homelessness] while it was reviewing our draft report to discuss any concerns it may have about the report. After these conversations, we informed Cal ICH that we would make changes to the recommendation that Cal ICH develop and publish a scorecard of the cost and outcomes of the State’s homelessness programs. The recommendation can be found here.

Bottom line…

Audit, my ass! The term audit is misleading; the conclusions are always recommendations, there is no mention of waste, fraud, and abuse, and the self-serving system run by the politicians on behalf of the special interests rolls on unabated—fueled by borrowed money and taxpayer obligations.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

  • Homelessness in California: The State Must Do More to Assess the Cost‑Effectiveness of Its Homelessness Programs

Fact Sheet - https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/factsheets/2023-102.1.pdf
Full report - https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2023-102.1.pdf

  • Homelessness in California: San José and San Diego Must Do More to Plan and Evaluate Their Efforts to Reduce Homelessness

Fact Sheet - https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/factsheets/2023-102.2.pdf
Full report - https://www.auditor.ca.gov/pdfs/reports/2023-102.2.pdf


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DIVERSITY IN MATHEMATICS IS BULLSHIT

Math-equity

Sitting on the throne, the proper venue for considering such weighty matters as the math equity movement, which demands that society must include diversity, equity, and inclusion into our mathematics teaching framework.

So, let's consider the case of the lowly zero and one used to represent the binary system underlying today's computers.

In practical terms, zero and one are just convenient, human-friendly recognition schemes that indicate the presence or absence of an electrical current or charge in a circuit. By definition, binary implies that a circuit is either on or off and a charge is present or not. There are no other states unless you enter the mysterious land of quantum mathematics, where something can be indeterminant until it is observed.

Against this background, what are these math equity proponents asking?

  • Does the one share some of its charge with the zero so they become equal?
  • Does the one owe its charge to zero as a form of reparation for something that occurred long ago and has nothing to do with the present state of the circuit?
  • Should the zero be elevated to a one in the name of equity?

Suppose all this sounds like bullshit being spread over the field of mathematics by bigots who are operating in their own self-interests. In that case, that's because it has the characteristics, stench, and consistency of bullshit.

Yet, there are those sucking up lecture fees, book sales, and consultant gigs for pursuing this nonsense. 

Bottom line...

In reality, including diversity, equity, and inclusion into our mathematics framework is little more than the identity aspect of disparate impact, which falsely suggests that each member of an identity class must be present and perform in proportion to that identity's representation in the general population. If such a relationship is not present, it is assumed to be an indicator of bigotry or oppression--even without conscious intent.

Bell

Disparate impact is statistical nonsense nullified by the normal, or Gaussian, distribution curve, which illustrates a probability distribution that appears as a "bell curve" when graphed. There will always be outliers, high and low values, achievers and non-achievers, rich and poor, strong and weak—such is human nature.

Boosting high achievers in mathematics benefits society, whereas boosting low achievers by the same amount produces additional mediocrity worldwide while curtailing the potential of high achievers. In a world of finite resources, it is more beneficial to support high achievers. 

Those who suggest we concentrate on reducing our mathematics curriculum to the lowest common denominator or relaxing achievement testing standards are either self-serving, self-absorbed bigots or are trying to disguise the failure of mathematics teaching techniques or teachers themselves.

Stripped of jargon and fancy phrases, most individuals, institutions, and so-called scholarly journals promoting social justice in mathematics are full of unadulterated bullshit.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHO DUN IT? WHO WHACKED THE TERRORIST FINANCIER?

Once again, we are left to wonder as our government and media lie…

2560px-The_Telegraph_logo.svgHamas financier’ found riddled with bullets in Lebanon villa
Mohammad Sarur had been accused of funneling tens of millions of dollars from Iranian authorities to terrorist group

Mohammad Sarur was found dead at his home in the mountain town of Beit Meri outside Beirut after being shot at least five times

A suspected financier for Hamas has been found dead at his villa in Lebanon amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran’s proxies.

A body identified as Mohammad Sarur, who had been accused of funneling tens of millions of dollars from Iranian authorities to the terrorist group, was found at his home in the mountain town of Beit Meri outside Beirut after being shot at least five times on Tuesday, a security official told the AFP news agency. His money remained at the scene and was not taken by the gunman.

Sarur was sanctioned by the US Treasury Department for acting as a “middleman” between Iran’s Quds Force and Hamas as he was reportedly in charge of “all money transfers” between them.

The death of a 57-year-old man with the same initials was originally reported by Lebanon’s National News agency on Tuesday night.

Sanctions against Sarur date back to 2019 when US authorities suspected him of acting as an intermediary between Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and Hamas, claiming the money he helped to funnel could be used to carry out terrorist attacks on Israel from Gaza.

The US sanctions designation said Sarur was identified as early as 2014 to be working with Hezbollah operatives and being in charge of “all money transfers” between the Quds Force and Hamas’s armed wing the Qassam Brigades.

Security officials in Lebanon did not immediately name any suspects in the killing. Sarur would have been a prime target for an Israeli assassination but it would have been an unusual operation for Israel to carry out.

Israel in recent weeks has ramped up its attacks on Iran proxies across the Middle East, assassinating high-profile individuals in Lebanon and Syria. But all of them were killed in high-precision drone or missile strikes.

There is no military solution to the current confrontation and violence; a political and diplomatic solution is the only way forward.” <Source>

[OCS: This is a bald-faced lie. There is a military solution—kill the terrorists and their supporters in a show of joverwhelming force.]

What is going on?

Occam’s Razor, the simplest explanation is preferable to one that is more complex, suggests the Israeli’s whacked him to interrupt the flow of funds to the terrorists.

However, because we can no longer trust our government, or and other government, or the media, other explanations are possible and plausible.

  • The Obama/Biden CIA whacked him to increase Iranian outrage and/or pressure on Israel.
  • The Iranians whacked him in a false flag operation or because he had sticky fingers and the death could be attributed to Israel.
  • A third-party in the Middle East like the Saudis or the Egyptians could have whacked him to ratchet-up the pressure on Israel.
  • He was whacked to provoke an Iranian retaliatory strike on Israel which provides a reason for Israel to attack Iranian nuclear facilities prior to a break-out which would imperil Saudi Arabia and other regional actors.

Some believe that Iran already has nuclear weapons and that the Obama/Biden Administration is being blackmailed to delay the announcement until after the 2024 election. Others would encourage a nuclear strike on Israel just because their religion is a death cult and the easiest way to join Allah.

Bottom line…

Who knows?

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MEALY-MOUTHED JORDANIANS, EGYPTIANS, AND THE CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS

Once again, Israel is being forced into an abject surrender to evil by a media blitz…

2560px-The_Logo_of_The_Washington_Post_Newspaper.svgOpinion Leaders of Jordan, France and Egypt: Cease fire now in Gaza
Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein is king of Jordan. Emmanuel Macron is president of France. Abdel Fatah El-Sisi is president of Egypt.

In light of the intolerable human toll of the war, we, the leaders of Egypt, France and Jordan, call for the immediate and unconditional implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2728. We underline the urgent need to bring about a permanent cease-fire in Gaza.

We emphasize the urgency of implementing the Security Council’s demand for the immediate release of all hostages and reaffirm our support for the negotiations brokered by Egypt, Qatar and the United States that address a cease-fire, as well as the hostages and detainees.

[OCS: If you are wondering why HAMAS, with their existence threatened in Rafah, keeps turning down cease-fire initiatives that link the cease-fire to the return of hostages, it is because they have indicated to the international community that most of the hostages are either dead or in poor condition. Witness the refusal of HAMAS to provide a list of hostages and their medical condition or allow the International Red Cross to visit the hostages. It should come as no surprise that it is the Obama/Biden Administration that insists that Israel remove this hostage precondition from the negotiation.]

Consistent with international law, Israel is under an obligation to ensure the flow of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian population, a responsibility it has not fulfilled. We reiterate the Security Council’s demand to lift barriers to humanitarian assistance and for Israel to immediately facilitate humanitarian assistance through all crossing points, including in the North of the Gaza Strip and through a direct land corridor from Jordan, as well as by sea.

[OCS: Never, in the history of warfare, has any party been responsible for the care and feeding of an opponent’s population whose majority openly elected and sides with the enemy forces, especially when such “humanitarian assistance” is stolen or confiscated by enemy combatants.]

Lastly, we underline the urgency of restoring hope for peace and security for all in the region, primarily the Palestinian and Israeli people. We emphasize our determination to continue working together to avoid further regional spillover, and we call on all actors to refrain from any escalatory action. We urge an end to all unilateral measures, including settlement activity and land confiscation. We also urge Israel to prevent settler violence.

[OCS: There has never been peace and security in the Middle East. When the Muslims were not attacking Jews, they were attacking other Muslims. Of course, the editorial authors do not want regional spillover or escalation as it would imperil their own existence. It is disingenuous and morally repugnant that the authors would “urge Israel to prevent settler violence” while ignoring ongoing terrorism and continuing rocket attacks against Israel’s civilian population. Where is the call for the HAMAS terrorists to surrender and bring an end to the conflict?]

We stress our determination to step up our joint efforts to effectively bring about the two-state solution. The establishment of an independent, sovereign Palestinian state on the basis of the two-state solution, in accordance with international law and relevant U.N. Security Council resolutions, to live side by side in peace and security with Israel, is the only way to achieve true peace. The Security Council must play a role in decisively reopening this horizon for peace.

[OCS: Neither Egypt nor Jordan have offered land to the Palestinian Arabs despite their historical presence in Jordan. Egypt and Jordan retained control over the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, respectively, until 1967. The idea that the Palestinian Arabs can “live side by side in peace and security with Israel” is a total impossibility. The Palestinian Arabs completely controlled Gaza and turned it into an armed terrorist state under the tutelage of Iran.]

<To read the editorial in full and context, it can be found here.>

Cui Bono, who benefits…

A simple analysis of the equities and interests involved reveals the truth.

Egypt: Abdel Fatah El-Sisi has a legitimate reason to fear Palestinian-Arab troublemakers.

Egypt fears two things: one, a major influx of Palestinian-Arabs that could result in an existential threat against the Egyptian government and result in a brutal Palestinian extermination campaign by Egypt's military rulers; and two, the exposure of Egypt-Gaza terrorist tunnels in Rafah which would raise uncomfortable issues relating to Egypt’s complicity in weapons trafficking into Gaza.

Egypt has resisted all international efforts to open the Rafah crossing to Palestinian-Arab refugees, even on a temporary “humanitarian” basis.

Jordan: Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein has a reason to fear Palestinian-Arabs and a wider conflict in the Middle East.

In 1946, the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan was formed out of whole cloth and its ruling family selected by the Allied powers after World War I. Therefore, the Kingdom has no claim to historical presence and its ruling family no legitimate claim to the throne. Since Jordan is comprised mostly of regional Arabs, including millions of Palestinian Arabs, the fear that a wider regional conflict could make them vulnerable to overthrow, especially with Iranian backing of the Palestinian opposition.

To the extent that Jordan fears Palestinian-Arabs, one need only to refer to Black September (1970) when the Jordanian army launched a military campaign against Palestinian groups and led to the expulsion of the Palestinians from Jordan. The Palestinians decamped to Lebanon where they contributed to the country's instability, particularly during the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990).

France: Emmanuel Macron is a feckless poseur.

What can I say about the “cheese-eating surrender monkeys” who openly collaborated with the Nazis in WWII. France is grappling with the increasingly dangerous rise of Islamism, and the creation of “no go” zones around Paris and the rest of the nation. This is an attempt to appease France’s Muslim population and shore-up Macron’s leadership.

Bottom line…

Djt-shit-will-not-happen

I am ashamed of the United States and loathe the moral ambiguity of our leadership, which looks evil in the face and equivocates: on the one hand, we have evil, and on the other hand, perhaps we can use this evil for our own political advantage. These are the ass-wipes that are decimating our military and who are willing to leave Americans behind to be murdered or mutilated in Gaza as they did in Afghanistan.

This would not have happened under President Trump. It is now an indisputable fact: the progressive communist democrats are hell-bent on destroying America from within and cannot be trusted to protect and defend our Constitution or our country.

We have entered a quasi-police state and desperately need reform.

Hold your nose, if you must, and vote for Donald Trump – and give him the majority he needs in the House and Senate to start restoring America to her former glory.

Until then, we are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


UNBELIEVABLE: DOJ PURSUES TANGENTAL J6 PARTICIPANTS, IGNORE THOSE CHANTING "DEATH TO AMERICA" IN DEARBORNISTAN

Yes, I know it is a free speech issue, but if the FBI can investigate tangential J6 participants and parents speaking out at school board meetings, why can't they investigate those who are actually calling for violent jihad?

'Death to America' chants in Dearborn echo across social media, draw local condemnation

Video that captured chants of "death to America" and "death to Israel" by some attendees of a Dearborn rally on Friday went viral over the weekend, underscoring tensions over U.S. support for Israel's six-month-long assault against Hamas in Gaza.

[OCS: I find "support" an inappropriate word choice as it appears that the Obama/Biden Administration is doing everything it can to use the Israeli conflict to solicit the U.S. Muslim vote--even if it means supporting terrorism and terrorists.]

The rally was held on the International Day of Al-Quds, an annual pro-Palestinian event held on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan to express support for Palestinians in their decades-old land dispute with Jews. People gathered in front of the Henry Ford Centennial Library on Michigan Avenue in Dearborn, holding Palestinian flags and yellow signs that read "Money for jobs and education, not for Israel's occupation." They chanted in unison, "Free, Free Palestine" and "End the occupation now."

[OCS: Many Muslims are still on welfare, which they view as a Jizya tax paid by the dhimmis, the protected non-Muslim subjects of a state governed by Islamic law. As for the occupation, the land historically belongs to the Jews while the Muslims can lay legitimate claim to Jordan.]

The event was organized by Tarek Bazzi, a local activist, who spoke out against what he called Israel's "satanic actions" and "the United States government providing funds that allow the atrocities." He quoted the Black Panther movement and Malcolm X talking about oppressive U.S. actions in other countries and, during Bazzi's brief pause, a man from the crowd shouted three times in Arabic, "Death to America." Several in the crowd can be heard echoing his chant in response each time.

In his speech, Bazzi decried continued U.S. support for Israel and called for condemnation of America's role. "Any system that would allow such devilries to happen and would support it does not deserve to exist on God's Earth," he said of the U.S. "So when these fools ask if Israel has a right to exist, the chant 'Death to Israel' has become the most logical chant shouted across the world today."

[OCS: Fundamental Islam is antithetical to Western Civilization, and, paraphrasing Bazzi, does not deserve to exist on God's Earth until reformed and welcoming of other cultures.]

At that time, a man in the crowd yelled "Death to Israel" in Arabic, and several in the crowd echoed his words, as well.

"This is no longer an extreme position, this is no longer a fringe position, this is the position of every single human being on earth that has a mind, a heart and a soul and has a political insight and awareness," Bazzi said. <Source>

To read the entire Islamicist screed at MEMRI.ORG.

Why is the United States so reluctant to call out terrorists and terrorist sympathizers?
The Democrats have fallen prey to international communism and the concept of continual revolution until communism is achieved--no matter how many people must suffer and die for the perfection of humanity.

Bottom line...

JihadOur enemies are not at the gate; they are our neighbors waiting for the call to action. Aided and abetted by the Democrat Party that has proven it cannot keep America and Americans safe and secure from its enemies, both foreign and domestic.

How is it that all these dumb bastards in Congress know how Israel should maintain its borders and how Israel should protect itself but say nothing about our open border and how we need to protect ourselves? Why are they funding the terrorists in Iran who killed American soldiers? 

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WTF: U.S. SIDES WITH IRAN TERRORIST GROUP

Tactical-patchI am back to my cynical self and asking cui bono, who benefits?

Is it possible that the feckless, “lead from behind” Obamacons in the Obama/Biden Administration are being blackmailed into tacitly supporting Iran’s HAMAS proxy in return for delaying the news release of Iran’s nuclear breakout—something that would be so damaging to the Democrat Party as to ensure an election defeat?

Or is it possible that the Democrats are so focused on the Muslims in Michigan (aka Dearbornistan) and Minneapolis (where the “call to prayer” chant in Arabic is blasted from rooftop loudspeakers) that they are willing to disadvantage Israel, full well knowing that the majority of American Jews will instinctively pull the Democrat lever?

I wonder if the White House is also managing the unwinnable Ukraine situation, just with less exposure and media hostility, especially since Victoria Nuland and her State Department crew precipitated and participated in the 2014 color revolution and the unnecessary provocation of Russia with its NATO machinations.

Active interference…

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, a former House speaker and a key ally to President Biden, has joined the effort by dozens of other radical progressive communist democrats to halt weapons transfers to Israel. HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT TERRORISTS CONTINUE ATTACK ON ISRAEL

The Israeli military has withdrawn more ground troops from the southern Gaza Strip, leaving just one brigade there six months after the start of its offensive, a spokesperson for the force said on Sunday.

The military has been reducing numbers in Gaza since the start of the year to relieve reservists and under growing pressure from its ally Washington to improve the humanitarian situation. It did not give details on its reasons for withdrawing soldiers or the numbers involved.

Meanwhile, Egypt is preparing to host a new round of talks aimed at reaching a ceasefire and hostage release deal, which both Israel and Hamas said they would attend. <Source>

Why are we catering to terrorists who continue to fire missiles into civilian areas of Israel? Where is the international demand that all Hamas hostilities cease, with the surrender of Hamas leaders and weaponry, the return of any of the hostages and bodies, and with the proviso that the destruction of Gaza will be as complete as the U.S. action in Iraq if not initiated within 72 hours?

Bottom line…

I find it appalling that the morally bankrupt Obama/Administration has, and is, causing so much destruction, death, and despair with their activist policies, which are driven by politics and profits. How many innocent individuals have died in Ukraine and Israel because of U.S. interference?

We are screwed, the innocent Ukrainians are screwed, and Israel and the Israelis are being screwed by the Democrats who ignore the self-inflicted invasion of criminals, crazies, and terrorists pouring over our open borders. And, let us not forget the embedded Democrats and ideologues in the Republican Party, which allow the Democrats to ignore the safety and security of the United States while plundering billions of borrowed dollars from the American people.

The consent of the governed is dead, and we are in a political police state.

-- Steve

Stand-with-israel BIDEN-BUDDY Biden-hamas DESTROYERS-OF-DEMOCRACY


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT TERRORISTS CONTINUE ATTACK ON ISRAEL

Once again we are faced with a cohort of radical progressive communist democrats who support terrorism and atrocity over freedom, human rights, and peace on Earth. Radical members of the House of Representatives who should be primaried and voted out of office for their un-American views.

But, then again, you can't trust Democrats to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," and keep America safe and secure.

These are the asswipes that support terrorists and welcome criminals, crazies, and terrorists into our country with their open border policy.

Forget the terrorists killed in Gaza and think about the Americans being killed by illegal aliens and drugs like fentanyl. 

These are the fools that allowed our enemies to embed sleeper cells of military-age men into our country, to be activated at the will of a hostile foreign power.

Now, we find these same fools supporting terrorism and acting as unregistered foreign agents of enemy regimes. 

Hdr-1 Hdr2
We write to express our shared concern and outrage regarding the recent Israeli airstrike which killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers, including an American citizen. In light of this incident, we strongly urge you to reconsider your recent decision to authorize the transfer of a new arms package to Israel, and to withhold this and any future offensive arms transfers until a full investigation into the airstrike is completed. If this strike is found to have violated U.S. or international law, we urge you to continue withholding these transfers until those responsible are held accountable. We also urge you to withhold these transfers if Israel fails to sufficiently mitigate harm to innocent civilians in Gaza, including aid workers, and if it fails to facilitate – or arbitrarily denies or restricts – the transport and delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

[OCS: It is the height of hypocrisy to express outrage for accidental collateral war damage when those who precipitated the conflict, Hamas, are not held accountable for their continuing terrorism and the rocket bombardment of innocent Israeli citizens.

To deny a life-sustaining arms package based on the deaths of a few civilians is ludicrous and the mark of an enemy propaganda campaign conducted by anti-Semites, terrorist sympathizers, and useful idiots.

There are few “innocent” civilians in Gaza, the majority of whom hate Israel and want to see Jews dead. Remember, this is the very same population that elected a known corrupt terrorist organization to govern them.

That Israel is responsible for the care and feeding of an enemy population during a period of open warfare is unprecedented and prolongs the conflict. Especially when Hamas is looting aid packages at gunpoint and killing its own population.]

It is estimated that over 32,000 people have been killed in Gaza since the start of this war,1 nearly half of whom are children.2 The most recent report from the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification initiative (IPC) indicates that 1.1 million people in Gaza are experiencing catastrophic food insecurity and widespread famine is imminent and expected to occur anytime between now and the next month if there is not an immediate cessation of hostilities.

[OCS: It is outrageous that we accept the casualty numbers from an enemy who always inflates damage estimates or creates them out of whole cloth. How many of these casualties are real and represent Hamas terrorists, or the civilian casualties resulting from Hamas using civilians as human shields or locating firing positions and arms depots in civilian homes, schools, hospitals, and Mosques? Feeding the population should be a priority of the Gaza government, in this case Hamas.]

While we appreciate your administration’s recent efforts to increase the delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid to Gaza, these efforts will not be sufficient to meet the extraordinary need on the ground. The Israeli government’s restrictions on the flow of aid into Gaza, coupled with the death and grave harm that aid workers have faced during this war, are compounding this hunger crisis. Recent reports indicate that hundreds of aid trucks sit idle outside the Rafah border crossing due to Israel’s restrictions. And now over 200 aid workers have been killed since the start of the war. These attacks and deaths are having a chilling effect with the World Central Kitchen and other humanitarian groups now suspending their operations in Gaza. Until now, World Central Kitchen has provided more than 43 million meals to Palestinians in Gaza, supporting 68 community kitchens throughout the territory and serving more than 170,000 hot meals daily. Its services are irreplaceable, and its absence will fuel the growing hunger crisis in Gaza.

[OCS: The Israeli government has a duty to ensure that contraband is not smuggled into Gaza with legitimate aid packages. How many of these dead aid workers are attributed to Hamas as they hijack aid convoys or rob and kill civilians who have accepted aid packages? The Rafah crossing, located on the Egypt–Gaza border, is controlled by Egypt under a 2007 agreement between Egypt and Israel. Egypt controls the crossing, but imports through the Rafah crossing require Israeli approval, which is not routinely withheld. The World Central Kitchen is a celebrity-run and supported organization whose influence is magnified by the media.]

Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated that this was a “tragic case of our forces unintentionally hitting innocent people.” If this is true, it is a shockingly unacceptable mistake. We strongly urge your administration to conduct a thorough investigation into this airstrike to determine how the aid convoy could have been mistakenly targeted despite coordinating their movements with the Israeli military and traveling in clearly marked vehicles.

[OCS: This is slander. Israel would not deliberately target aid workers—like the United States mistakenly targeted and killed over fifty innocent people in drone strikes. Shit happens in war; it is both unavoidable and sad. Israel puts its own people at risk to protect a civilian population that actively wishes to kill them.]

Given the horrifying facts on the ground, we are also greatly concerned by your recent decision to authorize an arms transfer to Israel, which reportedly includes 1,800 MK-84 2,000-pound bombs, 500 MK-82 500-pound bombs, and 25 F-35A fighter jets.6 The MK-84 2000-pound bombs have been linked to multiple mass casualty events in Gaza and are capable of killing or wounding people more than 1,000 feet away. We are also concerned by recent reports that the administration is considering authorizing another $18 billion arms transfer to include dozens of F-15 aircraft.

[OCS: Not one fucking word about the thousands of missiles and other arms delivered to Iranian proxy groups like Hamas, Hezbollah, the Houthis, and others.]

In light of the recent strike against aid workers and the ever-worsening humanitarian crisis, we believe it is unjustifiable to approve these weapons transfers. We again strongly urge you to withhold any offensive weapons transfers until the investigation into the airstrike is concluded and, if it is found this strike violated U.S. or international law, those responsible are held accountable. And we again urge you to ensure that any future military assistance to Israel, including already authorized transfers, is subject to conditions to ensure it is used in compliance with U.S. and international law.

[OCS: It is unjustifiable to serve as unregistered foreign agents of a corrupt, hostile foreign government comprised of murderous terrorists with a genocidal charter to kill Jews and obliterate Israel.]

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Signed by forty of the most radical progressive communist democrats in the House of Representatives…

  • Mark Pocan
  • James P. McGovern
  • Jan Schakowsky
  • Barbara Lee
  • Judy Chu
  • Joaquin Castro
  • Lloyd Doggett
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Mark DeSaulnier
  • Nydia M. Velázquez
  • Debbie Dingell
  • Greg Casar
  • Delia C. Ramirez
  • Veronica Escobar
  • Betty McCollum
  • Rashida Tlaib
  • Pramila Jayapal
  • Jesús G. "Chuy" García
  • Melanie Stansbury
  • Earl Blumenauer
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
  • John Garamendi
  • Summer Lee
  • Madeleine Dean
  • Chellie Pingree
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Al Green
  • André Carson
  • Daniel T. Kildee
  • Jamaal Bowman
  • Sara Jacobs
  • Ayanna Pressley
  • Paul D. Tonko
  • Jahana Hayes
  • Bonnie Watson Coleman
  • Donald S. Beyer Jr.
  • Cori Bush
  • Sylvia R. Garcia
  • Ilhan Omar
  • Jared Huffman

Bottom line…

These House Members not only hate Jews and Israel, they hate Americans and America. They are a clear and present danger to our nation as they represent the progressive communist democrat agenda.

I no longer pretend there are moderate Muslims. Since the Quaran is literally the word of Allah, it is blasphemy to alter a text that is antithetical to Western civilization, freedom, and human rights. 

Show me any moderate Muslim in a position of power that openly condemns Hamas. 

We are so screwed.

--Steve

Stand-with-israel


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN REGIME SUPPORTING TERRORISTS?

Biden-hamas

The thing, you know, about the progressive communist terrorists is that they will do or say anything to gain or maintain political power.

Democratic Politics Shift Toward the View That Hamas Should Win
Israel’s critics will not be sated until Jerusalem is forced to accept the status quo ante.

Not even six full months have passed since the October 7 massacre, and already that act of unspeakable barbarity has been reduced to a passing aside in Democratic rhetorical assaults on Israeli perfidy — that is, when it is mentioned at all.

“Of course,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken began in remarks before reporters on Thursday, “what happened after October 7 could have ended immediately if Hamas had stopped hiding behind civilians, released the hostages, and put down its weapons.” Indeed. At any point in the war Hamas inaugurated, including the present moment, the conflict would end and a brighter day for the Palestinian people would dawn. Nothing else needed to be said. But Blinken continued.

Following a throat-clearing digression about the importance of drawing distinctions between Israeli democracy and a “terrorist organization,” he proceeded to mute those distinctions. “As has been said, whoever saves a life, saves the entire world. That’s our strength,” America’s chief diplomat mused wistfully. “It’s what distinguishes us from terrorists like Hamas. If we lose that reverence for human life, we risk becoming indistinguishable from those we confront.”

[OCS: Blinken chose an interesting quote. Because if he read the following verse, he would see the Muslim’s justification for killing Jews:

Quran 5:32 – “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.”

Quran 5:33 – “Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment,]

The implication in this poetic digression is that it will be Israel’s fault when those who lack elementary powers of discretion discern no difference between the Jewish state and a nihilistic death cult that murdered, raped, and burned alive as many Jews as it could — including Americans. As a matter of fact, the observational deficiencies that would lead someone to endorse this hopeless moral equivalency are the observer’s problem. But the myopia Blinken described is increasingly endemic among his fellow Democrats.

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that Israel must submit “without delay” to an “immediate cease-fire” with Hamas. His remarks demonstrate that the U.S. does, in fact, endorse the United Nations resolution it only declined to veto in March, which called for just that. Biden’s remarks confirm that American policy toward Israel’s war has shifted dramatically. Biden has previously said that he intends to use his leverage over Israel to “extend” a temporary cessation of hostilities into something permanent, and he has admitted that Hamas would use that reprieve to “survive and maybe rebuild.”

What course is left to us but to reluctantly conclude that the administration’s preferred policy now is that Hamas should win the war it started on October 7? <Source>

Blinken is not an honest broker and may very well be a traitor to the United States.

There is no doubt that the Blinken family is tied to billionaire George Soros and has provided millions to George Soros's efforts through the efforts of Antony Blinken's father Donald Blinken. Additionally, Blinken's efforts to secrete Iran operatives in the highest levels of the government, with access to classified information, is well-documented in the pending case of Robert Malley, United States Special Envoy for Iran and lead negotiator on the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

Bottom line…

The truth is that the lying, corrupt, morally bankrupt Joe Biden doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Jews or Americans, his focus when he can focus, is on perpetual political power and his legacy as one of the world’s greatest politicians—outshining the fabricated legacy of Barack Obama in the process.

It is no longer a choice between the Democrats and Republicans but a choice between good and evil, between freedom and enslavement, and between God and Satan.

Why doesn't Biden demand the release of the hostages and the cessation of rocket fire? You know how far the democrats have strayed when barely coherent stroke victim U.S. Senator John Fetterman apparently recovers and starts making sense with his support of Israel. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BREAKING: NEW YORK – 4.8 EARTHQUAKE

EARTHQUAKE-NEWYORK

Science, you know the thing…

The Earth has been experiencing earthquakes ever since the formation of the crustal region. It is a natural process that nature uses to balance crustal stresses and strains. And like the constantly changing climate, it is independent of man’s infinitesimally minute impact on the Earth.

So, if you believe the progressive communist democrats and their pseudo-scientific bafflegab solutions of authoritarian public policies and taxation, then you are a Joe Biden-level mentally deficient malevolent moron.

Bottom line…

Nature’s message for mankind: adapt or die.

We are so screwed when the regime’s demigods believe they can resolve issues they can neither understand nor measure.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHY OUR COUNTRY IS FUCKED UP

One might expect that Seattle, Washington, known for its natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and high-tech environment (including the headquarters of Amazon, Adobe, Microsoft, and Boeing), would want to create an educational atmosphere that supports the best and brightest students.

Unfortunately, Seattle is one of those “woke” cities dominated by progressive communist democrats, many of whom are anti-America, anti-capitalists, and want to destroy the present for a mythical future under communism.

How else can you explain the sheer idiocy of promoting color over competence and adjusting societal norms to the lowest common denominator to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, often arranging public affairs to cater to the lowest percentile of accomplishment, education, and experience?

And how do you accommodate a never-ending stream of foreign students who lack English skills and cultural competence and parents who, themselves, are illiterate and unsupportive of education?

Color over competence…

Bafflegab from the school system…

Sps-hdr
Highly Capable Neighborhood School Model
Seattle Public Schools Advanced Learning Services Model

Vision of Success

When our new Advanced Learning model is implemented across the district in local neighborhood schools, every student — particularly those furthest from educational justice — will have access to the learning services that meet their needs, so they can reach their full potential.

Why Advanced Learning is Changing

SPS has changed how we identify Advanced Learners and Highly Capable students to address historical inequity.

[OCS: Why should we be bound by the past, destroying everything we have done to progress to a better future?]

All teachers will provide teaching and learning that is delivered with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and differentiated to meet the needs of students within their grade level. The approach includes three tiers of service for students depending on individual needs, delivered in a way that honors individual cultures and backgrounds.

[OCS: It is unlikely that all teachers can provide teaching and learning that will be differentiated to meet the needs of their students within their grade level.]


From the news…

Seattle Public Schools shuts down gifted and talented program for being oversaturated with white and Asian students

Seattle Public Schools is dismantling its gifted and talented program, which administrators argued was oversaturated with white and Asian students, in favor of a more “inclusive, equitable and culturally sensitive” program.

The district began phasing out its Highly Capable Cohort schools and classrooms for advanced students in the 2021-22 school year due to racial inequities, the school district notes.

The program will completely cease to exist by the 2027-28 school year, with a new enrichment-for-all model available in every school by the 2024-25 school year.

It will be more inclusive, equitable and culturally sensitive.

“In particular, students who have been historically excluded will now have the same opportunities for services as every other student and get the support and enrichment they need to grow.”

The enrichment program currently only allows students who placed in the top 2 percent on standardized exams to be placed in the Highly Capable Cohort to receive enriched learning.

The students would then be sorted into one of three elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools.

But in 2020, the Seattle school board voted to terminate the program, after a 2018 survey found that the students in the Highly Capable Cohort were 13% multiracial, 11.8% Asian, 3.7% Hispanic and just 1.6% black. <Source>

Translation…

Seattle is phasing out its specialized public schools and moving all students into a single whole-classroom model where the teachers are expected to provide “individualized” instruction across the entire capability spectrum.

Of course, there is no mention of teacher competency testing on essential teaching skills or subject-matter knowledge, providing additional classroom personnel, limiting class size, or the significance of charter schools and student voucher programs where the money follows the student instead of being aggregated at the school district.

The program is bat-shit crazy, as one might expect from progressive communist democrats. Where will teachers find the skills and time to craft these individual instruction plans? All are complicated by a multi-lingual, multi-cultural program that mainstreams students unprepared for teaching in the same classroom.

What do you do when thuggish blacks threaten high-achieving blacks as bowing to whitey or worse? What do you do about parents so busy trying to earn a living that they return home tired and incapable of helping or motivating their children?

The educational elites have no clue about solving problems, and their only skill is the bafflegab jargon that obfuscates the problem and precludes viable solutions.

Why our nation continues to fall behind…

Decades ago, in high school, I was privileged to live next door to a famous physicist who paid me to physically cut and paste teaching materials from various sources so they could be photocopied onto single pages as student guides.

Returning from a scientific conference in Russia, he was amazed at school children doing what we would label advanced calculus in the lower grades. Furthermore, they weren’t taught calculus in a sterile mathematical environment but one filled with real-life scientific and engineering applications. He gifted me with a Russian physics book where I marveled that the answers to test problems were not hidden from students but were often a starting point for students to puzzle their way to an answer using text explanations.

He saw Ukrainian and Russian children in the lower grades, exceeding even the performance of American high school and college students. The difference he ironically observed was that there were no malignant union influences in the communist states. Children were permitted to work to their potential, and those who didn’t meet the high standards of elite institutions were shunted into trade programs where they could learn valuable skills. Commenting on Asian students, he found that parental pressure on students to compete at the highest levels was enormous, even mentioning the number of suicides for failing to achieve educational goals.

He thought I should learn three languages: Spanish because I lived in Southern California, and a smattering of Russian and Chinese because the traditional languages of science, German and French, were dying.

Bottom line…

This educational craziness is yet another example of the progressive communist democrats destroying America from within-- by creating yet another generation of functional illiterates well-versed in perverse sexual matters and political activism—not so much in life skills like reading, writing, arithmetic, history, and civics.

No wonder the regime is criminalizing parental protest as “domestic terrorism” and extremist activities for challenging a school board in an open meeting.

We are so screwed, and nothing will change until we eliminate the communist unions and their support for progressive communist democrats.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TODAY'S HAPPY BLOG

My best friend Al keeps suggesting I write a happy blog…

Considering all the trouble and travails in our country today, the best I can do is…

I am happy that Al is my friend.

Al-happy
-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IGNORE THE RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA HOAX, IT'S BEEN RE-BRANDED AS CHINA, CHINA, CHINA

Once again, the Obama/Biden/Clinton cabal is trying to refresh and re-run the disinformation ploy that allowed them to slander Donald Trump openly, coordinate a disinformation campaign in the legacy and social media space, and censor or de-platform dissidents criticizing the regime.

DESTROYERS-OF-DEMOCRACY

From the corrupt “newspaper of record”…

NewYorkTimes.svgChina’s Advancing Efforts to Influence the U.S. Election Raise Alarms
China has adopted some of the same misinformation tactics that Russia used ahead of the 2016 election, researchers and government officials say.

Covert Chinese accounts are masquerading online as American supporters of former President Donald J. Trump, promoting conspiracy theories, stoking domestic divisions and attacking President Biden ahead of the election in November, according to researchers and government officials.

[OCS: These are not “honest brokers” and support the current regime and progressive communist democrats.]

The accounts signal a potential tactical shift in how Beijing aims to influence American politics, with more of a willingness to target specific candidates and parties, including Mr. Biden.

[OCS: Why would the target Joe Biden, an unregistered foreign agent who supports China?]

In an echo of Russia’s influence campaign before the 2016 election, China appears to be trying to harness partisan divisions to undermine the Biden administration’s policies, despite recent efforts by the two countries to lower the temperature in their relations.

[OCS: Russia, Russia, Russia 2.0 – it worked before, so the progressive communist democrats are simply switching the script to China, China, China.]

In February, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reported that China was expanding its influence campaigns to “sow doubts about U.S. leadership, undermine democracy and extend Beijing’s influence.” The report expressed concern that Beijing could use increasingly sophisticated methods to try to influence the American election “to sideline critics of China.”

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Dishonest brokers cited in the article…

For the Progressives: Institute for Strategic Dialogue

The Institute for Strategic Dialogue is a political advocacy organization founded in 2006 by Sasha Havlicek and George Weidenfeld and headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

ISD’s core activities range from traditional research output and policy advice to the facilitation of youth and practitioner networks and the development of counternarrative and technological tools to combat extremism. Funding for the ISD has come from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Omidyar Network, the Gen Next Foundation, and the George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

<Source>

For the Establishment Neo-Cons: Foundation for Defense of Democracies

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit think tank and (since 2019) a registered lobbying organization based in Washington, D.C., United States.

According to former U.S. ambassador Dennis Jett, FDD "offers hardly any information on where its money comes from and where it goes". <Source>

For the regime: Office of the Director of National Intelligence

One of the least trustworthy and most politicized overseers of national intelligence, the agency was complicit in the false and misleading information used to target Donald Trump in the 2020 election and is the source of demonstrable disinformation. 

A new report by the U.S. intelligence community on Tuesday says Russia sought to help former President Donald Trump in last year's presidential election. But the document also emphasized there was no indication Russia or any other country attempted to alter actual votes.

Cui Bono (Latin for “who benefits?)…

Obviously, the last thing China wants in the White House is a strong leader like Donald Trump, especially when they own President Joe Biden, a mentally and physically challenged candidate who is manifestly unfit to serve as the President and Commander-in-Chief.

Google has heard the dog whistle…

Shifting Election Narratives and Tech Collusion: Federal Government Continues Outreach to Tech Companies
After a temporary alleged pause, government agencies are back colluding with tech platforms.

The “new unofficial rules” around US elections were set years ago: if one side wins, the integrity of the vote cannot be questioned at all; if they don’t, then it must be questioned.

And for Democrats the preferred way to do the latter is to bring up “foreign meddling.” This is now also done “preemptively,” ahead of a ballot.

And, this is proving to be useful in justifying many things, some of which should be considered blatantly illegal, such as the government colluding with private tech companies to censor speech online.

This type of brazen behavior could mean that the ruling apparatus is very sure of itself and its ability to get away with pretty much anything – or, that it is not confident at all it can get Biden reelected, and is making risky and perhaps desperate moves.

Like this: “The US intelligence community is ramping up work with technology companies ahead of the November elections as cybersecurity professionals search for new ways to combat foreign threats to the American electoral system that appeared unthinkable four years ago.”

But, if you frame it as spy agencies engaging in “partnership with tech companies,” and if you explain the need for it as a way to “secure elections” against the ever-meddling foreign bogeyman – the current White House clearly hopes its highly controversial activities can be sold as something positive. <Source>

YouTube Says It Has a “Responsibility” To Manipulate Algorithms Leading Up to the 2024 Election
YouTube has a plan to remove and suppress some content, and boost what it decides are "authoritative" sources.

R1 - "Remove content that violates our policy as quickly as possible."
R2 - "Raise up authoritative voices when people are looking for breaking news and information."
R3 - "Reward trusted, eligible creators and artists."
R4 - "Reduce the spread of content that brushes right up against our policy line."

But when all that's said, there's the overarching issue of YouTube's "responsibility." To do what, you might wonder - give its users/creators the best tools and opportunities - or act as proxy campaigner for a certain political and ideological option, in the US, but also, elsewhere in the world?
YouTube's self-professed "4 R's of responsibility" may or may not provide some insight into what the answer to that serious question might be. <Source>

Bottom line…

BOHICA: Here it comes again--misinformation, disinformation, and censorship.

My guideline: if it appears in the legacy media and is about Biden, it’s likely to be wrong, and if it appears in the legacy media and is about Trump, it’s likely to be incorrect. The lesson is that you can’t trust the legacy media.

As for social media, look for well-established, long-term hosts who are not themselves celebrities or shills.

Buyer Beware!

We are so screwed when you can’t trust your government or the media.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


LOUISIANA REPUBLICANS TELLS INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES TO STEP OFF

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Klaus Schwab, World Economic Forum

Along with the uber-smart and ever-amusing U.S. Senator John Neely Kennedy (R-LA) whose on-target humorous insights enliven dull Senate hearings and hold panel witnesses and confirmation candidates accountable, it seems the Louisiana State Republicans have stepped up in lockstep to affirm Louisiana’s commitment to sovereignty and local governance--further emphasizing the State’s position on international cooperation and mandates.

Louisiana Senate Bill 133

Proposed law provides that the World Health Organization, United Nations, and the World Economic Forum shall have no jurisdiction or power within the state of Louisiana.

Proposed law further provides that no rule, regulation, fee, tax policy, or mandate of any kind of the World Health Organization, United Nations, and the World Economic Forum shall be enforced or implemented by the state of Louisiana or any agency, department, board, commission, political subdivision, governmental entity of the state, parish, municipality, or any other political entity.

Effective August 1, 2024.
(Adds R.S. 49:24)

Sponsored by Republican Senators Thomas Pressly, Valarie Hodges, and Representative Kathy Edmonston, the bill was passed in the Senate (37 yeas, 0 nays) and is now awaiting further action in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Bottom line…

Short, easy to understand, and on-point legislation from a united Republican Senate. If only those conditions existed in the U.S. Senate and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had the balls to put forth similar legislation and then hold the GOP caucus together to pass it.

We are so screwed, especially by rogue, grandstanding Senators.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DEMOCRAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF FREEDOM

Welcome to “oppositeville,” where inversions in definitions or meanings are the rule, not the exception…

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It’s not uncommon among politicians to say one thing when the opposite is closer to the truth. 

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Consider what we have seen and experienced since Biden took office...

  • Chaos
  • Violence
  • Lies
  • Bans
  • Tantrums

There should be no doubt that the practice of using vague or opposite definitions is a form of political manipulation and deception designed to obscure meaning and a method that allows politicians and others to evade responsibility and accountability for their malign actions.

George Orwell again…

George Orwell, in his 1946 essay “Politics and the English Language,” wrote:

“In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.”

"The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies 'something not desirable.' The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice, have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another. In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides. It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it: consequently the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using that word if it were tied down to any one meaning. Words of this kind are often used in a consciously dishonest way. That is, the person who uses them has his own private definition, but allows his hearer to think he means something quite different."

Hence, the progressive communist democrats label Donald Trump a fascist, not because he is fascist, but that he is grossly undesirable when compared to the abominable Joe Biden, an individual so corrupted, incompetent, and demented that he is, by any definition, unfit to serve as the President of the United States.

Consider the official designations of countries that use “democratic,” “republic,” or “People’s” in their official titles—and their actual form of governance …

  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
  • Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal
  • Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
  • Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (formerly known as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)
  • Republic of Albania
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • Republic of Angola
  • Republic of Armenia
  • Republic of Austria
  • Republic of Azerbaijan
  • Republic of Benin
  • Republic of Botswana
  • Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Republic of Bulgaria
  • Republic of Burundi
  • Republic of Cabo Verde
  • Republic of Chad
  • Republic of Chile
  • Republic of Colombia
  • Republic of Costa Rica
  • Republic of Croatia
  • Republic of Cuba
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Dominican Republic
  • Republic of Ecuador
  • Arab Republic of Egypt
  • Republic of El Salvador
  • Republic of Equatorial Guinea
  • Republic of Estonia
  • Republic of Fiji
  • Republic of Finland
  • French Republic (France)
  • Gabonese Republic (Gabon)
  • Republic of the Gambia
  • Hellenic Republic (Greece)
  • Republic of Guatemala
  • Republic of Guinea
  • Republic of Guinea-Bissau
  • Republic of Haiti
  • Republic of Honduras
  • Republic of Hungary
  • Republic of Iceland
  • Republic of India
  • Republic of Indonesia
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Republic of Iraq
  • Italian Republic (Italy)
  • Republic of Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Republic of Kenya
  • Republic of Kiribati
  • Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos)
  • Republic of Latvia
  • Lebanese Republic (Lebanon)
  • Republic of Liberia
  • Republic of Lithuania
  • Republic of Madagascar
  • Republic of Malawi
  • Republic of Maldives
  • Republic of Mali
  • Republic of Malta
  • Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • Republic of Mauritius
  • United Mexican States (Mexico)
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Principality of Monaco
  • Republic of Mongolia
  • Republic of Montenegro
  • Republic of Mozambique
  • Republic of Namibia
  • Republic of Nauru
  • Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • Islamic Republic of Pakistan
  • Republic of Palau
  • Republic of Panama
  • Republic of Paraguay
  • Republic of Peru
  • Republic of the Philippines
  • Republic of Poland
  • Portuguese Republic (Portugal)
  • Republic of Rwanda
  • Republic of San Marino
  • Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Republic of Senegal
  • Republic of Serbia
  • Republic of Seychelles
  • Republic of Sierra Leone
  • Republic of Singapore
  • Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
  • Republic of Slovenia
  • Republic of Somalia
  • Republic of South Africa
  • Republic of South Korea
  • Republic of South Sudan
  • Republic of Suriname
  • Republic of Tajikistan
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Togolese Republic (Togo)
  • Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisian Republic (Tunisia)
  • Republic of Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Republic of Uganda
  • Eastern Republic of Uruguay
  • Republic of Uzbekistan
  • Republic of Vanuatu
  • Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
  • Socialist Republic of Vietnam
  • Republic of Yemen
  • Republic of Zambia
  • Republic of Zimbabwe
  • People’s Republic of China
  • People’s Republic of Bangladesh
  • People’s Republic of Kampuchea (now Cambodia)
  • People’s Republic of Mozambique
  • People’s Republic of Angola
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (formerly North Yemen)
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
  • People’s Democratic Republic of Laos
  • People’s Republic of Bulgaria (formerly)
  • People’s Republic of the Congo (formerly)

Of these countries, only France, Germany, India, Italy, the Republic of Ireland, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), the Republic of Poland, the Republic of South Africa, and Brazil come close to a meaning understood by ordinary individuals in the United States. 

These countries have “democratic systems” in which the people elect representatives to govern on their behalf, and they adhere to principles such as the rule of law, separation of powers, and protection of individual rights. This is in contrast to dictatorships, monarchies, and governance by a cabal of elites who serve oligarchs and special interests. It’s worth noting that there are variations in structure, governance, and deviations based on their historical, cultural, and political contexts.

Bottom line…

Progressive communist democrats, like sociopaths, walk away from the mayhem they create without a moment of regret.

There should be no doubt that using vague or opposite definitions is a form of political manipulation and deception designed to obscure meaning. It allows politicians and others to evade responsibility and accountability for their malign actions.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NATURE IS AS NATURE DOES

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In their zeal to advance their radical progressive communist democrat agenda, some are attempting to co-opt and politicize science to justify their increasing taxation and authoritarianism.

Fact: To the best of our scientific knowledge of our universe, nature does not define time, and time is relative to your frame of reference in the space-time continuum. Space-time does not evolve; it simply exists. <Source>

However, duration, the apparent time between events, is measurable, albeit with some degree of referential and instrumental error.

So why do I care if a natural phenomenon like the perpetual climate changes in our evolving universe causes a slight disruption in our artificial timekeeping system? Does this natural phenomenon affect my life, or is it just another headline to raise awareness of the corrupt agenda of those seeking to manipulate our political system?

The headlines…

Here’s what the research paper says…

A global timekeeping problem postponed by global warming

Abstract

The historical association of time with the rotation of Earth has meant that Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) closely follows this rotation. Because the rotation rate is not constant, UTC contains discontinuities (leap seconds), which complicates its use in computer networks. Since 1972, all UTC discontinuities have required that a leap second be added. Here we show that increased melting of ice in Greenland and Antarctica, measured by satellite gravity, has decreased the angular velocity of Earth more rapidly than before. Removing this effect from the observed angular velocity shows that since 1972, the angular velocity of the liquid core of Earth has been decreasing at a constant rate that has steadily increased the angular velocity of the rest of the Earth. Extrapolating the trends for the core and other relevant phenomena to predict future Earth orientation shows that UTC as now defined will require a negative discontinuity by 2029. This will pose an unprecedented problem for computer network timing and may require changes in UTC to be made earlier than is planned. If polar ice melting had not recently accelerated, this problem would occur 3 years earlier: global warming is already affecting global timekeeping. <Source>

[OCS: Most scientific systems use atomic clocks and not computerized clocks. Computer clocks are not only notoriously inaccurate because the frequency that makes time increase is never exactly right, but they must be re-synced with external sources to be helpful. So if scientists must adjust the master clocks periodically, it has absolutely no effect on mere mortals.]

Bottom line…

That our Earth and atomic clocks are in sync is terrific. However, nature does not care, and its processes proceed regardless of man’s intervention.

While the research is admirable and adds to man’s understanding of nature, its portrayal by the media in the tonal context of the assumed harmful nature of climate change and is little more than political propaganda.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


IS ANYONE SURPRISED?

Factcheck

Democrat election shenanigans in Chicago’s corrupt Cook County?

In a close razor-thin race between a moderate Democrat and a radical progressive Democrat, should anyone be surprised that the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners managed to find approximately 10,659 votes, which may flip the results the results?

On March 19, polling day, radical progressive university lecturer Clayton Harris was nearly 10,000 votes behind, according to an early estimated tally. By the end of Wednesday, after the 10,000 votes were added in, unofficial results had narrowed down to a tiny margin. Retired appellate court justice Eileen O’Neill Burke was ahead by just 1,598 votes, with 50.16 percent of the poll, against 49.84 percent for Harris.

The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners said 54,191 outstanding mail-in ballots had been sent to voters yet to be returned. Officials don’t expect to receive them all, and the official result will not be known until the April 2 deadline.

Max Bever, spokesperson for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, admitted that around 10,000 votes received by mail before the primary had been mistakenly left out of previous counts and accepted responsibility, “I traded speed for accuracy in reporting out numbers this week as quickly as I could. I truly regret this error on my part and for the confusion that it has caused the voters of Chicago.”

Under intense media scrutiny, Harris called O’Neill Burke to concede, and his campaign manager says they will not seek a recount. It appears it would be prudent to quit screwing with the vote rather than highlighting another corrupted election.

Another entitled federal judge?

Judge Reggie Walton, a senior United States district judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, used a CNN platform to openly criticize Donald Trump’s attacks on Judge Juan Merchan, the judge overseeing the former president’s criminal “hush money” case.

It’s very disconcerting to have someone making comments about a judge, and it’s particularly problematic when those comments are in the form of a threat, especially if they’re directed at one’s family,” said Walton, who has also faced threats, as has his daughter. “We do these jobs because we’re committed to the rule of law and we believe in the rule of law, and the rule of law can only function effectively when we have judges who are prepared to carry out their duties without the threat of potential physical harm.”

[OCS: Trump has never threatened a judicial officer or his family. What angers the judge is the media spotlight being cast on the judiciary, along with highlighting their partisanship and past foibles. As for the rule of law, the law is being perverted and corrupted to turn an ordinary non-disclosure agreement into a federal criminal case.]

I think it’s important in order to preserve our democracy that we maintain the rule of law,” Walton said in the interview. “And the rule of law can only be maintained if we have independent judicial officers who are able to do their job and ensure that the laws are, in fact, enforced and that the laws are applied equally to everybody who appears in our courthouse.”

[OCS: One need only look at the various Trump cases to know that the Judge is full of crap when he speaks of preserving democracy and ensure the laws are enforced. Like federal immigration statutes which are not being upheld and thwarted by activist federal judges.]

I think it’s important that, as judges, we speak out and say things in reference to things that conceivably are going to impact on the process, because if we don’t have a viable court system that’s able to function efficiently, then we have tyranny. And I don’t think that would be good for the future of our country, and the future of democracy in our country,” he continued. <Source>

[OCS: Speaking about impacting the process, here we have a sitting federal judge commenting on a pending criminal case against the leading GOP presidential candidate During the height of the election season – this not only appears to be inappropriate, but looks like an actionable breach of ethics that calls for disciplinary action.]

Everything is now racist…

It is unbelievable that anyone would believe that criminals must commit crimes in proportion to their racial or ethnic representation in the general population.

Gunshot-Detection Tech Has Saved Hundreds of Lives. The Left Says It’s Racist

More than 150 cities now use ShotSpotter. News reports provide many accounts of gunshot victims whose lives were saved because ShotSpotter, and only ShotSpotter, alerted authorities to their whereabouts. Police departments often claim the technology has helped them aid or save dozens, and in some cases more than 100 lives.

Chicago’s far-left mayor, Brandon Johnson, made headlines in February for canceling ShotSpotter, in part to appease the progressive activists who helped to elect him last year. But he’s holding off on removing the tool until September, after the city hosts the Democratic National Convention — Johnson said he’s giving the police a “runway” to wind down its use.

In Chicago, many of the loudest voices against ShotSpotter appear to be leftist activists, organizers, and “journalists” who previously were part of Defund CPD and the police-abolitionist movement that grew during the unrest of 2020.

But the most zealous anti-ShotSpotter activists go farther than just questioning the return on investment: They claim that the technology itself is “racist” and “evil,” that it is overly deployed in minority communities to spy on residents, and that ShotSpotter is dangerous because it sends amped up cops with itchy trigger fingers into minority neighborhoods.

They are some of the same arguments that anti-police activists have used to push back on a variety of crime-fighting technologies that have been introduced in recent years, from drones and license-plate-readers to robots designed to keep human out of dangerous situations. <Source>

Government accounting systems: defective by design…

Improper Payments:Information on Agencies' Fiscal Year 2023 Estimates (GAO-24-106927)

Improper payments—those that should not have been made or were made in the incorrect amount—have consistently been a government-wide issue. Since fiscal year 2003, federal agencies reported about $2.7 trillion in total improper payments. In FY 2023 alone, federal agencies made $236 billion in improper payments, a decrease of about $11 billion from the prior fiscal year.

This Q&A report shows that this estimate doesn't include the Department of Health and Human Services' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families—a program that is susceptible to significant improper payments. We covered this issue in a prior report.

What GAO Found

For fiscal year 2023, 14 agencies reported a total estimated $236 billion in improper payments across 71 programs. Agencies reported that about $175 billion (over 74 percent) of this total was the result of overpayments. About $186 billion (approximately 79 percent) was concentrated in five program areas. However, the $236 billion total does not include certain programs that agencies have determined are susceptible to significant improper payments, such as the Department of Health and Human Services' Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The Department of Housing and Urban Development also did not report improper payment estimates for the Office of Public and Indian Housing's Tenant Based Rental Assistance program and the Office of Multifamily Housing's Project-Based Rental Assistance program. As a result, the government-wide estimate potentially does not represent the full extent of improper payments.

And this does not cover Biden’s “student loan relief” spending or untraceable billions flowing into foreign accounts in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and elsewhere, which are siphoned off by the kleptocratic elites and special interests.

Bottom line…

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CALIFORNIA COMMUNISTS IN THE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION DESTROY THE RULE OF LAW

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Once again, we find the California commies in the California Bar Association weaponizing the regulation of those who practice law in favor of a radical progressive communist democrat political agenda.

According to the Bar Association’s website, “The State Bar of California’s mission is to protect the public and includes the primary functions of licensing, regulation and discipline of attorneys; the advancement of the ethical and competent practice of law; and support of efforts for greater access to, and inclusion in, the legal system.” <Source>.

John Eastman, a well-respected constitutional attorney and academic until his association with Donald Trump, is being railroaded by the State Bar for essentially acting like an attorney, providing advice and counsel to his client regarding legal challenges to the validity of the 2020 presidential election—something done for decades by attorneys of both parties.

CAStateBar_Logo_Horizontal_Grey_LarState Bar Court Hearing Judge Recommends John Eastman’s Disbarment

In a 128-page ruling, California State Bar Court Hearing Judge Yvette D. Roland found licensee John Charles Eastman (SBN 193726) culpable of 10 of the disciplinary charges filed by the State Bar’s Office of Chief Trial Counsel (OCTC) and recommended that he be disbarred. Absent a challenge, the recommendation goes to the California Supreme Court for review. 

As is the case for all State Bar Court disbarment recommendations, Eastman is ordered by the court to involuntary inactive status and cannot practice law in California while the Supreme Court considers the case. The order to inactive status is effective three calendar days after the order is served.

“Every California attorney has the duty to uphold the constitution and the rule of law,” said Chief Trial Counsel George Cardona. “Mr. Eastman repeatedly violated that duty. Worse, he did so in a way that threatened the fundamental principles of our democracy. The substantial evidence presented over 35 days of trial showed, and the court has now held, that Mr. Eastman abandoned his ethical and legal duties as an attorney to conspire with then-President Donald Trump to develop and implement a strategy to obstruct the counting of electoral votes on January 6, 2021, and illegally disrupt the peaceful transfer of power to President-elect Joseph Biden, knowing that there was no good faith theory or argument to lawfully reject the electoral votes of any state or delay the January 6 electoral count. Mr. Eastman’s efforts failed only because our democratic institutions and those committed to upholding them held strong. The harm caused by Mr. Eastman’s abandonment of his duties as a lawyer, and the threat his actions posed to our democracy, more than warrant his disbarment.”

Summarizing the court’s findings, the decision states, “Eastman’s wrongdoing constitutes exceptionally serious ethical violations warranting severe professional discipline,” and recommends his disbarment. <Source>

The charges ...

  • Count 1 – Failing to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States by planning, promoting, executing, and assisting Trump in executing a strategy for Trump to overturn the legitimate results of the election by obstructing the counting of electoral votes of certain states, which strategy Eastman knew, or was grossly negligent in not knowing, was not supported by either the facts or law. Business and Professions Code section 6068(a).

  • Count 2 – Seeking to mislead the U.S. Supreme Court when he, on behalf of Trump, filed pleadings in Texas v. Pennsylvania, seeking to block the counting of electoral votes from four states carried by President Biden. In doing so, Eastman adopted Texas’s false and misleading factual allegations. Business and Professions Code section 6068(d).

  • Count 3 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption by, in his two-page memo, falsely stating that seven states “have transmitted dual slates of electors to the President of the Senate.” Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 4 – Seeking to mislead the court in the Northern District of Georgia by filing a pleading on behalf of Trump in Trump v. Kemp, seeking an emergency injunction to decertify Georgia’s election results, which contained factual allegations Eastman knew were false and misleading. Business and Professions Code section 6068(d).

  • Count 5 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption when he appeared on the “Bannon’s War Room” radio program and made statements about absentee ballot fraud that he knew, or was grossly negligent in not knowing, were false and misleading. He made these false and misleading statements with the intent to encourage the public to question the legitimacy of the election results. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 6 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption by, in his six-page memo, making various false and misleading statements about the 2020 election. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 7 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption when he, on Jan. 6, 2021, with the intent of promoting doubt about the results of the election, told thousands of people at the rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol that Dominion electronic voting machines fraudulently manipulated results. He knew or was grossly negligent in not knowing that his statements were false and misleading. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 8 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption by stating to former Vice President Mike Pence’s attorney, with the intent of pressuring Pence to adjourn the joint session of Congress, that there was “compelling” and “overwhelming” evidence that the election was “stolen,” when he knew the statement was false and misleading. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 9 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption when, with the intent to encourage the general public to question the legitimacy of the election results, he published an article in the American Mind, a publication of the Claremont Institute, regarding the 2020 presidential election containing false and misleading statements. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 10 – Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption when he proposed to Pence that Pence had the legal authority to and should act unilaterally to resolve purported disputes regarding electoral votes on Jan. 6, 2021, or that Pence had the legal authority unilaterally to delay certification of the votes. Eastman advanced a radical and incorrect theory of constitutional law and election law, based on misinterpreted historical sources, misinterpreted law review articles, and law review articles which he knew, or was grossly negligent in not knowing, were themselves fundamentally flawed, and on the false premise that the seven states at issue had transmitted alternate slates of electors, such that no reasonable attorney with expertise in constitutional law or election law would conclude that Pence was legally authorized to take the actions that respondent proposed. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

  • Count 11Committing an act involving moral turpitude, dishonesty, and corruption when he made false and misleading statements that contributed to provoking the crowd to assault and breach the Capitol to intimidate Pence and prevent the electoral count from proceeding, when such harm was foreseeable. Business and Professions Code section 6106.

Excerpts from the Judge’s findings…

Introduction

In this contested disciplinary proceeding, the Office of Chief Trial Counsel of the State Bar of California (OCTC) charged John Charles Eastman (Eastman) with 11 counts of misconduct arising from certain activities surrounding his representation of former president Donald J. Trump and the 2020 presidential election. Eastman is charged with one count of failing to support the Constitution and laws of the United States (Bus. & Prof. Code § 6068, subd. (a));1 two counts of seeking to mislead a court (§ 6068, subd. (d)); six counts of moral turpitude by making various misrepresentations (§ 6106); and two additional counts of moral turpitude (§ 6106).

After full consideration of the record, the court finds that OCTC has satisfied its burden of proving all charges except for count eleven, which the court dismisses with prejudice. In view of the circumstances surrounding Eastman’s misconduct and balancing the aggravation and mitigation, the court recommends that Eastman be disbarred.

...

The court has already determined that the following statements made by Eastman were false and deceptive: (1) that fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential election (count two); (2) that dead people voted (counts two and four); (3) that electronic voting machines were used fraudulently to alter the election results (count seven); and (4) that Vice President Pence had the authority to delay the vote counting (count ten).”

[OCS: There exists a substantial body of documentary evidence and sworn testimony that supports the allegations that “(1) that fraud occurred in the 2020 presidential election (count two); (2) that dead people voted (counts two and four); (3) that electronic voting machines were used fraudulently to alter the election results (count seven).”

As for “(4) that Vice President Pence had the authority to delay the vote counting (count ten),” this is the type of novel legal theory that appears in legal proceedings. Other than the classified documents case against Trump, the Georgia and New York prosecutions feature novel, untested legal theories that may not stand in an appellate challenge.

It should be noted that “on August 14, 2023, Eastman and 18 other people were indicted by a Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury for participating in Donald's efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 United States presidential election in Georgia. Eastman surrendered on August 22 and was booked at the Fulton County jail.”

Count Eleven – Moral Turpitude (§ 6106)

In count eleven, Eastman is charged with violating section 6106 by telling the crowd of protesters at the Ellipse on January 6, 2021, “That fraud had occurred in the election, that dead people had voted, that electronic voting machines had been used to fraudulently alter the election results, that Pence had authority to delay the counting of votes, and that [Vice President] Pence did not deserve to be in office if he did not delay the counting of votes.”(NDC, p. 33.) OCTC alleged that these statements were false and misleading and “contributed to provoking the crowd to assault and breach the Capitol in an effort to intimidate [Vice President] Pence and prevent the electoral count from proceeding, when such harm was foreseeable.”(Ibid.) The court does not find Eastman culpable of the misconduct alleged in this count.

[OCS: Had the Judge found something different in this count, it would have been a direct challenge to Eastman’s First Amendment rights under the Constitution.] 

<Source: Case No. SBC-23-O-30029-YDR; DECISION AND ORDER OF INVOLUNTARY INACTIVE ENROLLMENT>

The cabal of dark money-funded radical progressive communist democrat attorneys filing ethics complaints…

The 65 Project is a campaign targeting lawyers who aided attempts by then-President Donald Trump and his supporters to overturn the 2020 election results using advertisements, threats of disbarment, and changing rules within the American Bar Association, ostensibly to deter future similar efforts.

The 65 Project was “devised” by Democratic consultant and former Clinton administration official Melissa Moss. It is a project of Law Works, a group with no website or public financial disclosures. 1 LawWorks has previously received grants from public policy-oriented foundation Democracy Fund and is a fiscal project of the Franklin Education Forum, a nonprofit organization that provides training and support to, “advance and broaden the appeal of the progressive cause.”

The name “65 Project” refers to the number of lawsuits filed by supporters of President Donald Trump to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

List of ethics complaints filed. <Source>

Bottom line…

It should be noted that a cabal of radical progressive communist democrat attorneys is attacking any attorney providing advice to Donald Trump. In contrast, an attorney who participated in the Hillary Clinton "Russia, Russia hoax" and numerous electoral challenges is still a member of the bar.

In the classic Orwellian world of progressive communist democrats, where up is down, left is right, good is evil, and right is wrong, we find these miscreants claiming to save democracy while they are destroying democracy.

There is no doubt in my mind that most attorneys simply advocate for their clients without actual regard for the law and that there is clear evidence that the 2020 election was stolen, if not by egregious voter fraud, then by the machinations of lawyers using warped electoral laws--and the media using disinformation and the omission of Biden’s corrupt activities. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CAN FORMER DEMOCRAT TULSI GABBARD BE TRUMP'S VICE PRESIDENT PICK?

Maligned by both the democrats and swampy establishment RINOs, is it conceivable that Tulsi Gabbard represents an opportunity to re-unite the United States under a Trump Presidency?

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Tulsi Gabbard, a former Democratic Congresswoman, and 2020 presidential candidate has garnered significant GOP attention for her distinctive qualities that could make her a compelling choice for Vice President of the United States.

  1. Checks the boxes: Gabbard is a young, female, telegenic, articulate military officer who lives modestly and speaks of freedom, liberty, and the dysfunction of the current government.

  2. Constitution Advocacy: Powerful proponent of inalienable rights, upholding constitutional values, including sovereignty and immigration enforcement.
  3. Independent Voice: Gabbard has consistently demonstrated an independent and non-conformist approach. Her skepticism toward U.S. involvement in foreign conflicts sets her apart from traditional political forces. She also supports the commonsense idea that men should not compete in women’s sports programs.

  4. Critique of Military Interventions: Gabbard has been an outspoken critic of U.S. military interventions overseas as a veteran. Her stance against unnecessary wars and interventionist policies resonates with those seeking a fresh perspective.

  5. Environmental Advocacy: Gabbard is known for her environmental advocacy. Her commitment to addressing pollution and promoting sustainable practices aligns with pressing global concerns.

  6. Proponent of Women’s Reproductive Rights: She has championed women’s reproductive rights, advocating for access to healthcare and reproductive choices.

  7. Right-Wing Popularity: Since leaving the Democratic Party in October 2022, Gabbard has gained popularity in right-wing circles. Regular appearances on conservative-leaning outlets like Fox News and participation in CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) events have contributed to her rising profile.

Democrat divorce… 

Many wonder if Gabbard’s upcoming book release (April 30 release), “For Love of Country: Why I Left the Democratic Party,” is the opening of a concerted attempt to become the Vice President pick or the beginning of another presidential run in 2028.

tulsi-book-coverTulsi Gabbard was the rising star of the Democratic Party. But the growing wokeness, racism, and intolerance were more than she could stomach, and she left. This is her story.

Today’s Democratic Party is controlled by an elitist cabal of warmongers driven crazy by woke ideology and anti-white animus. They are a clear and present threat to the God-given freedoms enshrined in the Constitution.

A soldier, former member of Congress, and a presidential candidate, Tulsi loves her country: “I answered the call of duty and took an oath, dedicating my life to supporting and defending those freedoms, both in uniform and in public office. I became a Democrat when I ran for office because I saw them as a party that stood up for the little guy and against the interests of big business and warmongers. I remained a Democrat for twenty years, albeit with an independent streak.”

Today, that party is unrecognizable: antagonistic to people of faith, hostile to the police and law and order, suspicious of law-abiding Americans, unserious about border security, and uncritical of a national security apparatus that targets political opponents and that is dragging us ever closer to apocalyptic nuclear war.

Now an Independent, Tulsi calls on those who love America to protect our rights from those who seek to undermine them at every turn. It’s time to say goodbye to the Democratic Party.

Interesting interview with Tucker Carlson...

Tulsi Gabbard on Being Trump’s VP, Who’s Puppeteering Biden, and Corruption in Congress

Bottom line…

While Donald Trump will make the final decision, Gabbard’s unique blend of independence, critique, and advocacy positions her as a compelling choice for the vice presidential role.

Would I, a constitutional conservative, favor such a choice? You bet! Given the shortlist bandied about in the legacy media and rumored in the social media, Tulsi Gabbard appears to be not only a solid choice but, at this point, a practical and prudent choice.

Would she be able to become the President of the United States if something happened to Trump? For an answer, compare Tulsi Gabbard to the current Vice President, Kamala Harris.

We are at an inflection point and find ourselves to be living in a quasi-police state. Can we turn the Ship of State around to save our Republic?

We have no one left to rescue us from the swamp creatures except ourselves.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THINKING OUT LOUD

In the final analysis...

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While we mourn the loss of those who perished in this tragedy, it serves as a fitting metaphor for the Obama/Biden Administration...

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The consequences of continued media lying and ignoring news in favor of narrative...

MEDIA-DECAY

And for those who stand with terrorists... 

Swi

And be prepared to protect yourself, your family, and your neighbors...

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Bottom line...

Offend

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WHY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ARE AFRAID OF AI

If you are wondering why the government has its panties in a twist over artificial intelligence, look no further...

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March 25, 2024

Dear Mr. xxxxxxx,

Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding the national debt.

I agree that federal government deficit spending, and the national debt, must be dealt with by Congress. Broadly, I believe that we must reduce waste, direct taxpayer dollars in a way that represents our values as a nation, and make sure everyone pays their fair share. However, we must do so in a way that keeps the promise we've made to our seniors and to our veterans. As your representative, I will continue to stand up for our values, including protecting Social Security and Medicare and supporting middle-class families. Please be assured that I will keep in mind your concerns as Congress considers budget issues.

I take the viewpoint of my constituents seriously and appreciate that you took the time to contact me. As specific legislation is brought forward on this or other topics of interest to you, I hope that you will continue to reach out to share your views.

Sincerely,

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Julia Brownley
Member of Congress

Because, it can be used as a BS detector and perform fact and plagiarism checks...

1-1Thank you for contacting me to express your concerns regarding the national debt. 

I agree that federal government deficit spending, and the national debt, must be dealt with by Congress. Broadly, I believe that we must reduce waste, direct taxpayer dollars in a way that represents our values as a nation, and make sure everyone pays their fair share. However, we must do so in a way that keeps the promise we've made to our seniors and to our veterans. As your representative, I will continue to stand up for our values, including protecting Social Security and Medicare and supporting middle-class families. Please be assured that I will keep in mind your concerns as Congress considers budget issues.

I take the viewpoint of my constituents seriously and appreciate that you took the time to contact me. As specific legislation is brought forward on this or other topics of interest to you, I hope that you will continue to reach out to share your views.

1-2 AI-DETECT-2

Bottom line...

As for the content of the letter: yada. yada. yada.

As the most significant source of falsehoods and disinformation, the government must exert control over both artificial intelligence-embedded products and the means of information distribution.

Since social media platforms, including those supporting podcasts, are likely to be the news source for those seeking news over narrative, AI, platform access, and platform reach are fast becoming an existential threat to those who promote political narratives. 

Broadcast television and cable are dying, and the blatant lying on those channels has become painfully apparent to a growing segment of the population.

So when you hear the words disinformation or misinformation, beware—it is likely to be political content and unreliable. This is pretty much why the government is desperately trying to abrogate the Constitution, abridge the First Amendment speech prohibitions on the government, and criminalize anything that casts disrepute on government information sources.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN/IRAN CONSPIRACY THEORY?

How else can you explain the Obama/Biden Administration dictating de facto surrender terms to Israel while slow-walking critical arms when they are pouring billions into Ukraine?  Or relaxing sanctions on Iran that allowed them to access hundreds of billions of oil revenues to fund their terror proxies such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis?

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The United States used a United Nations resolution to separate the release of the hostages and an Israeli cease-fire -- giving Hamas a strategic win. Biden is funding our enemies by relaxing sanctions on Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua. We are leaving American citizens behind, in Israel as we did in Afghanistan.

Want to see anti-Semitic/anti-Israel rhetoric?

"US intelligence agencies have concluded Hamas cannot be destroyed - a core aim of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's merciless onslaught on Gaza. So why is the US continuing to arm Israel - to fight a war it doesn't believe can be won?"   (Al Jazeera Media Network is a Qatar-media conglomerate headquartered at Qatar Radio and Television Corporation Complex in Wadi Al Sail) <Source>

Two-faced, duplicitous Al Jazeera and Qatar are not honest brokers and cannot be trusted.

Bottom line...

The truth is simple: Unreformed Islam is a danger to Western civilization and since the Islamicists believe the Quran is the literal word of Allah, any reform would be blasphemy and punishable by death. Death to apostates, Jews, Christians, and even other Muslim sects is baked into a religion founded by a warlord. 

We have never funded our enemies or asked an ally to care for an enemy population, 70% of whom want to see them dead. So what has changed since Obama, the communist-in-chief, captured the Democrat Party?  Look around--the progressive communist democrats have gone mad.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

Swi


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GOP: TELL ME WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO FOR ME NOW!

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In the stagnant arena of Republican politics, the allure of backward thinking appears increasingly seductive to the current leadership, including frontrunner Donald Trump. 

From venerating historical precedents of traditional values and a reverence for the past leadership of Ronald Reagan, Newt Gingrich, and other conservatives who held their own against the progressive communist democrats and the establishment “go along to get along” wing of the party to bring about significant change, it appears that the GOP is fixated on the past. Especially Donald Trump and his stolen election and bogus lawsuits. 

There is a pervasive temptation to cling to the past, reacting to the egregious behavior of progressive communist democrats, which is likely to remain unaddressed as the feckless GOP lacks cojones to take bold and decisive action. Even with strong presidential leadership, a weak-kneed GOP Congress is likely to be subverted by RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio or impotent absolutists like Rand Paul and Tom McClintock.

The distraction of holding individuals accountable for their past actions…

It is unlikely that former President Barack Obama and his communist cadre of criminals, Hillary Clinton and her cadre of hoaxers, and the corrupt Joe Biden and his gaggle of grifters will ever be judged by anyone other than future historians after they are long dead. So why bother? Push forward on repopulating the bureaucracy, Congress, and the Judiciary, eliminating members as they pop up or slow-walk agenda items.

I don’t want to hear about how the Republican Party stands as a beacon of principles deeply rooted in tradition and conservative values.

I am tired of the stale rhetoric and bumper-sticker platitudes. The path to victory demands that the GOP break free from the constraints of backward thinking. While we can honor our past and uphold our values, we cannot allow nostalgia to hinder our ability to adapt and evolve. We must be willing to challenge outdated paradigms and embrace new ideas that will propel us into the future. If this means fighting dirty and using the progressive communist democrat tactics against our opponents, so be it. Hold your nose and attack.

We are unlikely to convince progressive communist democrats and most independents to join us by embracing their values. We need them to join us because they see that our values will improve their lives. We should not pander to the indeterminant gender, multi-hued hair, Twitter-loving freakazoid. crowd

Bottom line…

GOP-CHARGE

The time for decisive Republican action is now. Our challenges are great, but so is our capacity to overcome them. By embracing progress, rejecting backward thinking, and leading with vision and courage, we can chart a course toward a brighter future for our party, nation, and future generations.

It is time for Republicans to rise to the occasion, seize the moment, and fight with purpose and determination.

The stakes could not be higher, and the opportunity could not be greater.

Let us come together as one party, united in our commitment to building a stronger, more prosperous America, or face a communist authoritarian future.

Even James Carville, the old Democrat dinosaur and reprobate, agrees, “It’s the only election in my lifetime where it’s about yesterday, not tomorrow.”

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GRUESOME NEWSOM SIDES WITH HAMAS

Once again, we find progressive communist democrat Governor Gavin Newsom pandering to those who support terrorism…

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Governor Newsom’s Open Letter to California’s Muslim, Palestinian American, and Arab American Communities

To California’s Muslim, Palestinian American, and Arab American communities:

California is a better place because of you—our Muslim, Palestinian American, and Arab American neighbors and friends who contribute so much to our state’s sense of faith and belonging. From countless achievements in literature, civil rights, arts, entertainment, government, business, medicine, and science, to the daily contributions to your communities, you form an essential part of California’s spirit. And now, as many of you observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, we can all extend our heartfelt wishes and be reminded of the value of introspection and renewal. I am grateful and proud that each of you call the Golden State home.

[OCS: By definition, Muslims follow teachings that hate Jews, Christians, Gays, and Muslims of other sects. They favor a theocratic government with few human rights. They denigrate women. So what part of their culture do Californians need to accept?]

That’s why it pains me so deeply to see the ways your communities are suffering, bearing the weight of lost family and friends in Gaza while facing a rise in discrimination and hate here at home. As I’ve met with leaders from your communities in recent months, I’ve heard stories of unimaginable loss and widespread fear.

My heart broke when Wadea al-Fayoume, a 6-year-old child, was stabbed to death in Chicago—he and his mother viciously attacked because they were Palestinian and Muslim. I grieved not just for Wadea and his family but for all who felt less safe after that devastating tragedy, who wondered whether they or their children might also be targeted because of their Muslim faith or Palestinian heritage. This sort of horror doesn’t just inflict violence on one life or one family—it tears at the safety and belonging of whole communities. Here in California, too, we’ve seen bigotry rear its ugly head. In November, an Arab Muslim student at Stanford University was injured in a hit-and-run by a driver who is alleged to have shouted hateful vitriol as he sped away, an incident authorities are rightfully investigating as a possible hate crime. We’ve heard too many stories of violence and discrimination—too many Californians fear being treated differently in school, excluded at work, or risking harassment just by walking down the street.

[OCS: Bullshit! How about some concern for California residents being killed by illegal aliens, deadly fentanyl and heroin flowing through the open border, and criminals being released into our communities by weak-kneed judges and prosecutors.]

These are not isolated incidents. Hateful acts targeting those who are or are perceived to be Muslim or Arab American are becoming more common. In California, reported anti-Muslim bias events rose 44.4% from 2021 to 2022. Reports also indicate a spike in reported anti-Muslim and anti-Arab incidents following the October 7th terrorist attack on Israel—the largest documented surge of its kind since late 2015 and early 2016, amidst calls for a Muslim ban. And now, many Muslim and Arab American communities report a level of fear comparable to the months following 9/11.

The Muslim and Arab American leaders I’ve sat with stressed that these numbers reveal only a fraction of the problem. They’re right. Out of fear and historically rooted distrust, we know that hate crimes and hateful incidents too often go unreported by many Muslim Californians, Arab Americans, Palestinian Americans, and other groups who have endured suspicion and alienation in this country. We in government must earn back your trust.

[OCS: Looks like you are meeting with a terrorist front group and terrorist sympathizers: “CAIR-CA and Statewide Muslim Leaders Meet with Governor Newsom to Discuss the Ongoing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza”]

Your communities are not alone. Our history teaches that each swelling tide of bigotry will target more than just one group and that it will too often threaten all who have known discrimination. We are living through such a moment now, with African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Jews, and LGBTQ+ Californians all experiencing greater vitriol and hate. California will continue to lead the way in defending those under attack for who they are, how they look, or what they believe.

[OCS: Ironic, isn’t it that Muslims hate African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, Jews, and LGBTQ+ Californians?]

This work isn’t new. When former President Trump announced his patently hateful “Muslim Ban” to bar travel from Muslim-majority countries, California took him to court to stop him.

[OCS: The Trump ban was for unvetted Muslims whose travel originated in countries with significant and ongoing terrorist activity. Such as the ban on travel from areas with substantial outbreaks of dangerous diseases.

Let us not forget it was Gavin Newsom’s mentor, Nancy Pelosi, who openly invited crowds to visit San Francisco’s Chinatown during the ongoing Chinese virus pandemic.]

When right-wing extremists tried to block refugees from resettling in their communities, California passed laws to strengthen protections and expand opportunity for refugees in California.

[OCS: Consider that it was hundreds of refugees who have no allegiance to the United States and wanted to reproduce their cultural existence, including Sharia law, and replace all existing culture and laws. With most living on welfare which they consider their due from non-Muslims. What you got was non-assimilation--creating Muslim enclaves in areas in New York City, NY; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Dearborn, MI; Los Angeles, CA; and Paterson, NJ. With "no go" zones for Jews in Dearbornistan and openly anti-Semitic representatives in Congress.]

When incidents of hate rose across the country during the pandemic, California made a historic investment in community-based services that promote healing for victims and their families and help prevent future hate incidents. California stands tall—and we always will—in the fight for justice and belonging.

Our efforts must continue amidst the current conflict in the Middle East. On top of the pain of discrimination and fear of violence, I have also heard from Muslim, Arab American, and Palestinian American leaders that many fear speaking out against the deaths of civilians in Gaza. Know that I will always defend your right to take part in the California tradition of peaceful protest—to publicly express your opposition to any war or government decision you oppose, including the war in Gaza.

[OCS: In recent surveys, 70% or more Gazans support Hamas and wish more Jews were killed. Islam is antithetical to Western civilization, religious freedom, and human rights.

Peaceful protest? You mean like openly harassing and threatening Jews in California’s universities and colleges, rioting on the streets, and destroying public and private property without consequences?]

None of us should be able to witness the deaths of thousands upon thousands of civilians in Gaza without our hearts breaking. The scale of suffering in Gaza is so vast that it seems few Palestinians across the world have been spared personal loss.

[OCS: Newsom and his corrupt progressive communist democrats openly accept the enemy’s propaganda and refuse to note that most of the dead were terrorists, the result of Hamas “friendly fire,” and collateral damage because Hamas uses human shields to hide their activities—firing from schools, hospitals, Mosques, and public places at Israeli troops.]

Here in California, one leader in the Palestinian American community told me of his work counseling community members who have lost family members—but now, after losing 23 of his family members, he is left searching for his own counselor. Others have shared similar devastation with me. I have spoken publicly about a close friend of mine who has lost nine of her family members. I’ve listened to stories of entire families in Gaza killed and multiple generations wiped out. These losses are staggering. And now burgeoning disease and starvation threaten to deepen the devastation, especially among children. This is unacceptable.

[OCS: So why isn’t the dumb son-of-a-bitch calling on Hamas to end the rocket attacks on innocent Jews, stop stealing humanitarian aid, and surrender? Why isn't he calling on Jordan or Egypt to create an Arab state? Could it be because they hate Palestinians more than Americans?]

So let me be clear—I condemn the ongoing and horrific loss of innocent civilian life in Gaza. I support President Biden’s call for an immediate ceasefire as part of a deal to secure desperately needed relief for Gazan civilians and the release of hostages. I also unequivocally denounce Hamas’s terrorist attack against Israel. It is time to work in earnest toward an enduring peace that will furnish the lasting security, autonomy, and freedom that the Palestinians and the Israeli people both deserve.

[OCS: What an ignorant asswipe. Hamas should unconditionally release all of the hostages, lay down their weapons, and surrender. The Arabs have rejected every peace proposal since Israel was born, and it is unlikely to change.]

While we continue to call for peace and freedom in the Middle East, here in California, my administration remains focused on building a California for All. As part of that effort, we are fighting back against Islamophobia and Anti-Arab hate—working to keep communities safe while uplifting Muslim and Arab American heritage and culture.

[OCS: California has been invaded by illegal aliens and criminal gangs, and Newsom lacks the cojones to protect lawful California citizens. There is no such thing as Arab-Americans; there are only Americans.]

Building on our anti-hate agenda, in October, I authorized the immediate expansion of funds for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to bolster safety and security at places of worship across the state—including mosques, churches, and synagogues—amid heightened fears of violence at the state’s religious institutions. I’ve also worked closely with colleges and universities to promote student safety, mental health, and belonging in the face of rising reports of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bias incidents. After I convened a meeting with leaders of the UC, CSU, and community colleges, and after I wrote a letter urging universities to enforce campus safety policies and cultivate spaces for affinity and dialogue, we are now seeing progress across the state’s universities. At the K-12 level, California’s first-in-the-nation ethnic studies course requirement will contribute to a climate of inclusion, including through lessons dedicated to Arab Americans. And beyond our borders, in November we shipped a field hospital and vital medical supplies to support humanitarian relief for civilians in Gaza. In recent weeks, the California National Guard has continued participating in efforts to deliver aid. Still, these contributions are no substitute for the enormous surge of aid that Gazan civilians desperately need. And while our anti-hate efforts here in California are an important start, there is more work ahead.

[OCS: Hamas is stealing almost all of the humanitarian aid, and Gazans are openly selling aid packages in the bazaars.]

As we chart a path toward a California for All, I ask that we continue the dialogue we’ve already begun. I am committed to deepening our partnerships at every level of state government, including through the California Civil Rights Department’s ongoing anti-hate work. Let us confront hate together.

To every Muslim, Palestinian American, and Arab American who calls California home: please know that you belong here.

[OCS: Shouldn’t that be everyone who assimilates into our culture, adopts our laws, and becomes a productive citizen?]

Sincerely,

newsom-Signature

Gavin Newsom

Governor of California

Bottom line…

Newsom is pandering to the enemy while destroying California from within.

God help us if this schmuck is Biden’s replacement.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

Stand-with-israel


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


MAJORIE TAYLOR GREEN: ATTACKING THE GOP, EMPOWERING PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS

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With a one-vote majority that risks seeing progressive communist democrat Hakeem Sekou Jeffries assume the position of third in line for the Presidency and the power to shut down all current investigations of the corrupt Obama-Biden Administration, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) filed a motion to force a vote on House Speaker Mike Johnson’s removal from the speakership.

During the vote on the pending $1.2 TRILLION, pork-laden, budget bill, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-GA, filed a a motion to vacate resolution with the House clerk that would remove House Speaker Mike Johnson from office if approved by the House. With the House scheduled to leave for a two-week recess on March 22, 2024, Greene’s motion to vacate would happen at the earliest on April 9, 2024.

Greene originally demanded that Speaker Johnson not bring the legislation to the floor for a vote, characterizing it as a "Demo'rat-controlled bill.”

By the rules established last year, after Representative McCarthy's (R-CA) election, any Member of the House can make a Motion to Vacate, which then requires a vote. A Democratic Representative could make the motion, but since the Republicans have the majority, they will presumably support their Speaker unless rogue representatives intervene.

Historically, this threshold was not successfully met until last October when a group of Republicans joined forces with Democrats to remove then-Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Joining all the Democrats were Republican representatives Biggs, Buck, Burchett, Crane, Gaetz, Good, Mace, and Rosendale. All because these GOP ass-wipes could not abide a bill that was the best budget bill in history AND DEMANDED NO BILL BE PASSED.

BREAKING: 01:51 AM EDT -- SENATE PASSES $1.2 TRILLION 'MINI‘US' IN ’4-24 VOTE

NAYs ---24

Barrasso (R-WY), Bennet (D-CO), Blackburn (R-TN), Budd (R-NC), Crapo (R-ID), Cruz (R-TX), Daines (R-MT), Hagerty (R-TN), Hawley (R-MO, Johnson (R-WI, Kennedy (R-LA), Lankford (R-OK), Lee (R-UT), Lummis (R-WY), Marshall (R-KS), Paul (R-KY), Ricketts (R-NE), Risch (R-ID), Rubio (R-FL), Sanders (I-VT), Schmitt (R-MO), Scott (R-SC), Tuberville (R-AL), Vance (R-OH)

Not Voting – 2

Braun (R-IN), Scott (R-FL)

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What we have here with Marjorie Taylor Greene is Senator Rand Paul in skirts, a grandstanding backbencher who claims the moral high ground on behalf of conservatives, even if it disadvantages the GOP and is little more than damaging virtue signaling on steroids.

Bottom line…

Both the progressive communist democrats and the GOP are in favor of a bill that allows House and Senate politicians to return to their districts with pork projects for the special interests just seven months before they face the voters.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ANTI-SEMITE TRIES TO LINK JFK ASSASSINATION AND ISRAEL

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Another foreign anti-Semite attempts to interfere in U.S. politics by leveraging former President Trump’s alleged comments about releasing the JFK assassination documents to the public.

President Donald Trump boasted last fall that he would open all remaining John F. Kennedy assassination records. So far, Trump hasn’t made good on the “great transparency” he promised then.

Trump announced on Thursday that the public must wait another three years or more before seeing material that must remain classified for national security reasons — more than five decades after Kennedy was killed Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

The National Archives released its last batch of more than 19,000 records on Thursday. But an undisclosed amount of material remains under wraps because Trump said the potential harm to U.S. national security, law enforcement or foreign affairs is “of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure.”

He ordered the CIA and other agencies to take yet another look at each blacked-out section of their documents during the next three years to see what more can be released.

CIA spokesman Nicole de Haay said the agency has already released more than 99 percent of CIA information that was in the Kennedy assassination records collection. “CIA narrowly redacted information in rare instances only to protect CIA assets, officers and their families as well as intelligence methods, operations and partnerships that remain critical to the security of our nation,” she said.

Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics and author of a book about Kennedy, lamented that it might be 100 years post-assassination before everyone has a more complete picture of what happened. “I envy the scholars of, say, 2063,” Sabato said.

Judge Napolitano: “I told Trump, ‘you promised you would release the records of the JFK assassination.’ He said to me ‘If they showed you what they showed me, you wouldn’t have released it either.’ I said ‘Who’s they? What did they show you?’ Trump said “Someday when we’re not on the phone and there aren’t 15 people listening to the call, I’ll tell you.’” Prof. Jeffrey Sachs: “It has been said that after the Kennedy assassination, there has been no president. They have only been factotums of the system since then.”

Could there be an international angle to JFK’s assassination? Among the swirling theories, one suggests that Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, might have played a role.   <Source>

One of the article’s embedded tweets... 

Kennedy-hoax<Source>

Clip Transcript…

You can’t talk about the Kennedy assassination without talking about Israel, without talking about the Mossad. They’re the main people involved. That’s the main group involved.

The Prime Minister of Israel at the time said that without nuclear weapons, Israel would not survive.

Kennedy was asking and asking and asking for neutral scientists to observe the reactor. They continued to push for this with CIA Director McCone, and finally was granted access.

Israel, prior to the visit, set up a fake control room with fake control panels, and part of the agreement was that the inspectors were never going to be able to inspect the actual reactor.

After that visit, Kennedy was quoted in saying, “Those sons of bitches lie to me constantly about their nuclear capability.”

The Jewish community invites JFK to come to Dallas, which was sponsored by the Dallas Citizens Council, which was directed by Julia Sheps, who was a member of the local B’nai B’rith organization. The ADL B’nai B’rith, once again.

A confirmed member of the local B’nai B’rith as well, Abraham Zapruder, was also, just so happened to be the guy that caught the assassination on film.

Zapruder was also a manufacturer headquartered in the Dallas Textiles building. According to ballistic studies, it was from that building the first two shots were fired and missed.

The building was owned by David Weisblatt, one of the biggest financiers of the Anti-Defamation League, and Douglas Jaffe, one of the biggest donors to Lyndon B. Johnson.

The host committee that invited Kennedy to the event in Dallas was chaired by a guy named Sam Bloom.

According to Dallas police, it was Bloom who pushed the hardest for the police to transfer Lee Harvey Oswald from the Dallas police station to the Dallas County Jail.

Now, it was during that transfer that Jack Ruby shot Oswald. What was Jack Ruby’s real last name? Jakob Rubinstein.

The reactor went critical right after Kennedy died, and they got the bomb a year or two later.

That’s kind of a coincidence, isn’t it?

That’s kind of a strange coincidence. Kennedy dies?

Who is the alleged author of the Tweet?

Dr. Anastasia Maria Loupis is a physician who practices in Copenhagen, Denmark. Loupis is also a notorious conspiracy theorist and a super disinformation spreader with a significant influence on social media. She is a virulent anti-Semite who has over 880K followers on X (formerly Twitter).

Dr. Loupis is now exploiting violence in Israel and Gaza to promote false comments against Israel, incite against Jews, win followers, increase her interactions, and cash in on hate.

Dr. Loupis is clearly a danger to Jews, not only does she seem obsessed with the conspiracy theory Jews control the media, governments, and social organizations, but she also shares images of Jews with Magen David’s next to them. In the same way that the Nazis did. She holds conspiracy theories about Jews similar to those found in the anti-Semitic book “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, “which inspired Hitler’s genocide against the Jews. <Source>

Bottom line...

So much hatred, disinformation, and corrupt high-ranking politicians protecting each other.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


FBI CRIME STATISTICS: FIGURES DON'T LIE, BUT LIARS DO FIGURES

After what we have seen with a corrupt, corporatized legacy media, a highly politicized Department of Justice and its investigatory appendage, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the selective prosecutions of state and local prosecutors, one can only conclude that, at the very least, the statistics are incomplete and highly misleading.

NBC_News_logoThe U.S. crime rate is still dropping, FBI data shows
Why does the public think it's going up? "There is definitely more disorder in cities than there was five years ago," said one expert. "People confuse disorder and crime."

By Ken Dilanian

New FBI data confirms previous indications that crime in the U.S. declined significantly in 2023, continuing a post-pandemic trend and belying widespread perceptions that crime is rising.

The new fourth-quarter numbers showed a 13% decline in murder in 2023 from 2022, a 6% decline in reported violent crime and a 4% decline in reported property crime. That's based on data from around 13,000 law enforcement agencies, policing about 82% of the U.S. population, that provided the FBI with data through December.

"It suggests that when we get the final data in October, we will have seen likely the largest one-year decline in murder that has ever been recorded," said Jeff Asher, a former CIA analyst who now studies crime trends.

In October, the FBI will release its final and most comprehensive look at crime in 2023. <Source

Can you believe what you are reading?

One, highly politicized NBC News, along with its MSNBC cable affiliate, has proven to be one of the most left-biased news reporting outlets in the legacy media—often considered a propaganda appendage of the Democratic Party. And Ken Dilanian has a reputation of being a hack flack for accepting at face value the talking points and top-line press releases from intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Two, you cannot rely on the statistics reported to the FBI by specific local and state agencies who choose not to report or significantly underreport their crime statistics. The vast discrepancy between the original criminal charges and the resultant plea-bargained lesser charges is inherent in the statistical analysis. These are accepted to reduce prosecution workloads, minimize incarcerations, and assure ginned-up conviction numbers for office-seeking prosecutors. No more significant discrepancies can be found than in the reporting of gun-related crimes, where gun charges are often dropped in favor of a reduced charge plea bargain, especially among the minority community.

Are they cooking the numbers?

UCR-HDRlargeCrime/Law Enforcement Stats (Uniform Crime Reporting Program)

The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program generates reliable statistics for use in law enforcement. It also provides information for students of criminal justice, researchers, the media, and the public. The program has been providing crime statistics since 1930.

The UCR Program includes data from more than 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies. Agencies participate voluntarily and submit their crime data either through a state UCR program or directly to the FBI's UCR Program.

Map-participation

A map of the United States with the addition of five U.S. territories shows whether each state and territory was fully transitioned to NIBRS (represented by dark blue) or not fully transitioned to NIBRS (represented by light blue) in 2022.

The 21 states that were fully transitioned to NIBRS in 2022 include Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oki ah oma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

The 29 states that were not fully transitioned to NIBRS in 2022 include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Of the five U.S. territories shown on the map, Guam was fully transitioned to NIBRS in 2022. The four territories that were not fully transitioned to NIBRS in 2022 include American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Washington, D.C., includes agencies that directly contribute their crime data via NIBRS to the UCR Program.

The numbers they don't want to count…

There is no doubt in most people's minds that the Democrat regime is unwilling to track criminal activities perpetrated by minorities and illegal aliens lest it highlight a disproportionate minority crime rate, especially in Democrat-governed inner cities, or the continuing invasion of the United States by an undesirable segment illegally present at the behest of the Democrat Party.

Unlike what most people think, the Democrats are not taking the long view and counting on illegal aliens becoming citizens; they want to bulk up the census counts in Democrat areas to increase the number of Democrats sent to the House of Representatives, which controls the nation's purse strings and originates most of its legislation. As for minorities, it is simply a matter of pandering to the core constituency of the Democrat Party.

Bottom line…

Figures may not lie, but liars do figure. Or in the words of Mark Twain, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

We are so screwed, primarily when politicized numbers are used to formulate or justify public policies.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


How stupid is Supreme Court Associate Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson?

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The idiocy of Biden appointee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaking about the First Amendment.

"My biggest concern is that your view has the First Amendment hamstringing the government in significant ways."

-- Oral arguments in Murthy v. Missouri, the case that asks if the Biden administration violated the First Amendment when it sought to pressure social media apps to remove information it deemed harmful, including information that was suppressed and later found to be true and relevant.

This is precisely the purpose of the Constitution: to hamstring the government in every way. 

The First Amendment…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.:

The Constitution protects “We the People,” not the government…

The Constitution protects citizens from the federal government by limiting its power—not empowering the government to extend its power over the people. The government represents and works for “We the People;” the people do not work for the government.

The oath…

“I, _________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

Who decides what is true and what is false or disinformation?

With extremely limited and minimal exceptions, the government is prohibited from interfering with free speech and the free flow of information.

The ultimate argument…

Should this proposed constitutional standard be applied to the press and their internet platforms—thus breaching the “Freedom of the Press.”

Bottom line…

This is a “no-brainer” even for those without brains, like Ketanji Brown Jackson.

Let's hope that the Court, outside of the three progressive communist democrats, reins in the government's coercive limitation on free speech.

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


VOTE DEMOCRAT 2024: COLOR AND COMMUNISM OVER COMPETENCE

Call me a racist, but the Democrat theme of color over competence in the name of diversity, equity, and inclusion does seem grossly flawed.

Vote-democrat-2024

O'Biden...

Obama himself acknowledged in 2021 the overlap between his team and Biden's, telling The New York Times, "Joe and the administration are essentially finishing the job ... 90% of the folks who were there in my administration, they are continuing and building on the policies we talked about." <Source>

Bottom line...

Elon Musk has it right...

“Woke mind virus is when you stop caring about peoples skills, their integrity and you start focusing on things like gender and race… The woke mind virus is fundamentally racist, fundamentally sexist and fundamentally evil."

There comes a time when the woke really wake up and see what the democrats have wrought...

-- an invasion of illegal aliens who are destroying our local economies and job markets, if they deign to work at all,

-- inflation that is robbing us of our purchasing power and driving food and fuel through the roof,

-- staggering crime as prosecutors refuse to prosecute and judges order criminals released from jails into our communities and

-- interference with our lives by micromanaging our stoves and other appliances in the name of climate control, a political hoax of monumental proportions.

We are so screwed.

Republicans may not always have solutions, but they did not cause the problems.

-- Steve 


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GO BEYOND VOTING: GET TRAINED AS A POLL WATCHER

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To become a Republican poll watcher, follow these steps:

  1. Check your eligibility: Ensure you meet the eligibility requirements set by your state or local election board. Typically, you must be a registered voter in the jurisdiction where you wish to observe the polls.

  2. Contact your local Republican party: Reach out to your local Republican party office or organization. They can provide you with information on how to become a poll watcher and any training sessions you may need to attend.

  3. Training: Many states require poll watchers to undergo training to understand their rights and responsibilities. Your local Republican party or election board will likely offer training sessions. This training may cover things like what to observe, rules and regulations, and how to report any issues or irregularities.

  4. Apply: Once you've completed any necessary training, you'll need to apply to become a poll watcher. This often involves filling out an application form provided by your local election board or party organization. The application may require personal information and possibly a statement of your intent and qualifications.

  5. Receive certification: After your application is approved, you may receive certification or credentials that allow you to serve as a poll watcher on Election Day. This certification may be provided by your local Republican party or election board.

  6. Know the rules: Familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations governing poll watchers in your jurisdiction. Each state has its own laws regarding where poll watchers can stand, what they can and cannot do, and how they should report any issues.

  7. Coordinate with your party: Work closely with your local Republican party or organization to coordinate your poll-watching activities. They may assign you to a specific polling location or provide guidance on where your presence would be most beneficial.

  8. Be prepared: On Election Day, arrive at your assigned polling location on time and be prepared to fulfill your duties as a poll watcher. Remember to bring any necessary documentation or credentials with you.

  9. Observe and report: While observing the polls, pay close attention to any irregularities or violations of election laws. Report any concerns to the appropriate authorities or your party's designated representative.

  10. Follow up: After Election Day, debrief with your party or organization to share your observations and any issues you encountered while serving as a poll watcher. This feedback can help improve the process for future elections.

Bottom line…

Remember, your participation as a poll watcher contributes to the democratic process and helps safeguard the integrity of elections.

Thank you for getting involved!

-- Steve

DEMOCRATS-SAFETY


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOW SCREWED ARE WE?

Corrupt-pols

The more I think about it, our nation, as envisioned by the founding fathers, is no more, buried under so many layers of political corruption as to be indistinguishable from an oligarchy, a relatively small group of individuals controlling the country for their own self-interests.

And, for want of a more inclusive and descriptive name, let’s call the corruptocrats a loosely coupled confederation of people acting to obtain political power, which translates into wealth, protection, and the ability to thrive in an environment without suffering any consequences for your adverse actions. That is unless you upset the more powerful and bring unwanted attention to expose the overall scheme and its machinations.

How corrupt is our political system?

I am having some difficulty apportioning blame for the decline in our nation. While I believe that the Democrats, the party of oppression, slavery, segregation, and civil rights violations, are disproportionally culpable for the destruction of our representative government and its constitution, I give no pass to the feckless Republican Party, which seems content to share the political spoils without push-back or actual reform as they tinker around the edges of political corruption.

"Acta non verba" -- actions, not words…

The media, both the corrupt, corporatized legacy media and the social media platforms, inform us daily of the global threats America faces, with China being the most potent and omnipresent danger. But if this were true, where is the legislation protecting our safety, security, military, economy, and infrastructure from compromise by hostile foreign powers?

Where is the legislation targeted at those individuals associated with Communist China to prevent or mitigate:

  • the purchase of our property, especially property controlling water rights, irrigation, and food production?
  • the build-out of our critical infrastructure that includes Chinese “command and control” components vulnerable to internet access?
  • the supply of critical components used in water, or energy or communications infrastructure which are no longer manufactured domestically?
  • the supply of life-saving antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals needed to maintain a healthy population?
  • the supply of industrial chemicals and commodities, specifically rare earth elements, critical for our diminished manufacturing base?
  • the supply of funding to educational institutions which purchases access to curriculum, access to medical, scientific, and R&D facilities and other research laboratories, and a pipeline into existing government and corporate entities?
  • the purchase of massive amounts of U.S. government debt with highly manipulated Chinese currency?
  • the outsourcing of our industrial base to Chinese industry, including the manufacturing of precision machinery and a plethora of cheap consumer goods made possible by slave labor?
  • the invasion of military age Chinese citizens over our borders, both the Southern Mexico border and the Northern Canadian border?
  • the deliberate overstaying of Visas and the refusal to implement Visa tracking systems and employment verifications?
  • the Communist Chinese incursion into our hemisphere, including North, Central, and South America?

Or, perhaps, a better question, why are our legislators so willing to sell the influence of their office for the proverbial thirty pieces of silver to allow this internal subversion?

Foreign policy, my ass…

I wish someone could explain why our legislators are crippling our military with budget cuts and social engineering when we are facing the formidable Communist Chinese threat?

Or why they are disparaging Israel while providing treasonous aid and comfort to Iran, a state sponsor of terror?

Or why are they pumping billions into a no-win Ukraine war and virtually ignoring Taiwan, which holds the key to the manufacturing of critical semiconductor technology, which, if interrupted, could destroy our technology-based nation?

National security is secondary to ambition….

There is little doubt in my mind that our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies have been compromised, politicized, and corrupted to the extent that they are able to operate above the law with impunity, with the leadership trading their influence for future high political office or a prosperous future in education, the media, or corporate America.

Another freakin clown show...

House oversight panel launches wide-ranging probe into Chinese influence operations in U.S.
Beijing waging 'political warfare' against government, private sector, Chairman Comer warns

The House committee in charge of federal government oversight is launching a large-scale investigation into what lawmakers say is a Chinese “political warfare” campaign against the entire American system.

The Republican-led investigation is focusing initially on nine federal agencies and whether Chinese agents and supporters have infiltrated or influenced their policies and operations.

[OCS: Amazing! Where have our legislators been in the past decade or so? Oh, right, sucking on the Chinese teat!]

“Without firing a single bullet, the Chinese Communist Party is waging war against the U.S. by targeting, influencing and infiltrating every economic sector and community in America,” said Rep. James Comer, Kentucky Republican and chairman of the Oversight and Accountability Committee. The panel “has a responsibility to ensure the federal government is taking every action necessary to protect Americans from the CCP’s ongoing political warfare,” he said Thursday in announcing the investigation.

Mr. Comer said the coordinated Chinese government influence and infiltration campaign threatens U.S. military readiness, U.S. technology and intellectual property, financial markets, the agriculture industry and educational institutions. The Chinese regime has targeted all of them, he said, and “the lives and security of all Americans are affected.”

The investigation is the first of its kind in the U.S. and follows governmentwide investigations into Chinese influence operations in Australia and Britain over the past several years. Those investigations identified several government officials directly linked to the Chinese government and military. <Source>

[Can you say Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama?]

Bottom line…

Thats-all

The more I think about it, the more I believe that we are not just being screwed, but our nation is on the brink of being totally fucked!

I think sometimes it takes a life-changing event, like a war,  to make us really see the way we’re living based on the choices we’ve made.”

I wish I were more optimistic about the 2024 election, but I fear that the only winners will be the corruptocrats, with the GOP snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ONE MORE TIME?

How, in good conscience, can the progressive communist democrats nominate a dementia patient to serve as the President of the United States?

SCREWED-BO

Bottom line...

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


GUN CONTROL: MORE BULLSHIT

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The progressive communist democrats know they are full of shit when it comes to gun control restrictions designed to disarm law-abiding citizens, making you more vulnerable and dependent on government to keep you safe.

Even the idea of policing to keep you safe is a myth. Police protect regime officials and are sworn to maintain general peace and order. They have no legal duty to protect any individual not in their immediate custody and under arrest.

Moreover, common sense tells you that the police cannot be everywhere they are needed when they are required. When seconds count, minute responses are irrelevant.

Alejandro-Mayorkas

In a March 3, 2024 “Face the Nation” broadcast, moderated by Margaret Brennan, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the quiet part out loud.

MARGARET BRENNAN: But I want to ask you about a criminal case that has become a political rallying point. You heard Donald Trump use this phrase, "migrant crime." A 22 year old nursing student – I know you've been following this – Laken Riley, in the state of Georgia was murdered allegedly by an undocumented Venezuelan migrant.

SECRETARY ALEJANDRO MAYORKAS: A few thoughts. First, Margaret, first and foremost, an absolute tragedy, and our hearts break for and our prayers are with the family, number one. Number two, and, importantly, as a prosecutor, having prosecuted violent crime and other crimes for 12 years, one individual is responsible for the murder, and that is the murderer.  <Source>

It’s not the gun manufacturers, sellers, or the gun that is at fault. It’s the individual who chooses to commit a crime that’s at fault. Yes, there may be mitigating factors such as psychosis, drugs, and out-of-control emotions – but it is not the gun.

And since criminals, crazies, and terrorists do not honor or obey the law, further gun control legislation is not adequate. Evidence suggests when citizens are allowed to conceal carry, individuals have second thoughts about using a weapon when those surrounding them may be similarly armed.

Bottom line...

We are so screwed if we allow the government to disarm law-abiding citizens to empower criminals, crazies, terrorists--and fascistic police in an authoritarian state.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SCUMBAG CHUCK SCHUMER DEMONSTRATES THE EVIL OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

I am shocked, disgusted, but not surprised, that the Majority Leader of the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), would openly interfere in the national politics of Israel, a nation fighting an existential war against what seems to be omnipresent institutionalized perpetual terrorism.

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Chuck Schumer is advocating for the terrorists…

Senate-hdrSenate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today gave a major address on the Senate floor, laying out a major plan to revive two-state solution and calling for the Israeli government to hold new elections after the threat of Hamas is radically reduced. In his speech, Majority Leader Schumer also said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s vision is stuck in the past and no longer fits the needs of Israel and the Israeli people.

Four Obstacles To Peace

Right now, there are four major obstacles standing in the way of two states, and until they are removed from the equation, there will never be peace in Israel and Gaza and the West Bank.

Those four major obstacles are:

  • Hamas, and the Palestinians who support and tolerate their evil ways.
  • Radical right-wing Israelis in government and society.
  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

[OCS: BULLSHIT! If one looks to the root cause, as the Democrats are wont to say, it's radical Jew-hating Islam.]

 Call for New Elections

Five months into this conflict, it is clear that Israelis need to take stock of the situation and ask: must we change course?

[OCS: We? I was not aware that the United States was directing Israel’s response to the heinous terrorist attack on October 7.]

At this critical juncture, I believe a new election is the only way to allow for a healthy and open decision-making process about the future of Israel, at a time when so many Israelis have lost their confidence in the vision and direction of their government.

[OCS: Netanyahu is not the only one directing Israel’s response to terrorism as the government is operating with a “wartime cabinet” containing members of the opposition, including political foes of Netanyahu. If the Israelis want to change their government, let them do it without Democrat Party interference, which has been ongoing since former President and anti-Semite Barack Hussein Obama attempted to overthrow Netanyahu previously.]

I also believe a majority of the Israeli public will recognize the need for change, and I believe that holding a new election once the war starts to wind down would give Israelis an opportunity to express their vision for the post-war future.

[OCS: Post-war future? With Iran, a state sponsor of terrorism, calling the shots in the region?]

Of course, the United States cannot dictate the outcome of an election, nor should we try. That is for the Israeli public to decide — a public that I believe understands better than anybody that Israel cannot hope to succeed as a pariah opposed by the rest of the world.  

As a democracy, Israel has the right to choose its own leaders, and we should let the chips fall where they may. But the important thing is that Israelis are given a choice. There needs to be a fresh debate about the future of Israel after October 7.

In my opinion, that is best accomplished by holding an election.

[OCS: Let Israel determine what’s best for Israel.]

Two State Solution

And now, as a result of these inflamed tensions in both the Israeli and Palestinian communities, people on all sides of this war are turning away from a two-state solution — including Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who in recent weeks has said out loud repeatedly what many have long suspected by outright rejecting the idea of Palestinian statehood and sovereignty.

[OCS: Just who does Israel negotiate with? Jew-hating Iranian terrorist proxies? And, would this sovereign state have a military and the ability to obtain weapons, including aircraft and ballistic missiles, legitimately? After all, they would be a sovereign nation!]

As the highest-ranking Jewish elected official in our government, and a staunch defender of Israel, I rise today to say unequivocally: This is a grave mistake. For Israel. For Palestinians. For the region and the world.

As I said, there are also some Israelis who oppose even a two-state solution with a demilitarized Palestinian State because they fear that it might tolerate or be a harbor for further terrorism against a Jewish state.

I understand these fears. But the bitter reality is that a single state controlled by Israel, which they advocate, guarantees certain war forever, and further isolation of the Jewish community in the world to the extent that its future would be jeopardized.

Let me elaborate.

They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. If Israel were to not only maintain the status quo but go beyond that and tighten its control over Gaza and the West Bank, as some in the current Netanyahu administration have suggested — in effect creating a de facto single state — then what reasonable expectation can we have that Hamas and their allies will lay down their arms? It would mean constant war.

[OCS: Not destroying terrorists is insanity!]

Criticism of Netanyahu Government

I have known Prime Minister Netanyahu for a long time. While we have vehemently disagreed on many occasions, I will always respect his extraordinary bravery for Israel on the battlefield as a younger man. I believe in his heart his highest priority is the security of Israel.

However, I also believe Prime Minister Netanyahu has lost his way by allowing his political survival to take precedence over the best interests of Israel.

[OCS: The same could be said about the Democrat Party as they push a mentally deficient Biden as the President and Commander-in-Chief.]

He has put himself in coalition with far-right extremists like Ministers Smotrich and Ben-Gvir, and as a result, he has been too willing to tolerate the civilian toll in Gaza, which is pushing support for Israel worldwide to historic lows. Israel cannot survive if it becomes a pariah.

[OCS: The same could be said about the Democrat Party as they affiliate with far-left extremists like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and pro-Hamas organizations.]

Prime Minister Netanyahu has also weakened Israel’s political and moral fabric through his attempts to co-opt the judiciary. And he has shown zero interest in doing the courageous and visionary work required to pave the way for peace, even before this present conflict.

[OCS: The same could be said about the Democrat Party as they excoriate the Supreme Court and destroy the Rule of Law in the United States.]

As a lifelong supporter of Israel, it has become clear to me:

The Netanyahu coalition no longer fits the needs of Israel after October 7. The world has changed — radically — since then, and the Israeli people are being stifled right now by a governing vision that is stuck in the past.

[OCS: Israel needs a Netanyahu after October 7, more than the United States needed feckless leadership after September 11.]

Nobody expects Prime Minister Netanyahu to do the things that must be done to break the cycle of violence, preserve Israel’s credibility on the world stage, and work towards a two-state solution.

[OCS: You dumb bastard! The only way to break the cycle of violence is to irradicate the aggressor completely. No surrender like in Afghanistan or "lead the world from behind" as Democrats.]

If he were to disavow Ministers Smotrich and Ben-Gvir, and kick them out of his governing coalition, that would be a real meaningful step forward.

[OCS: Perhaps you and your malevolent party need to be removed from our government?]

But regrettably, there is no reason to believe Prime Minister Netanyahu would do that.

He won’t disavow Ministers Smotrich and Ben-Gvir and their calls for Israelis to drive Palestinians out of Gaza and the West Bank. He won’t commit to a military operation in Rafah that prioritizes protecting civilian life. He won’t engage responsibly in discussions about a “day-after” plan for Gaza, and a longer-term pathway to peace.

[OCS: A majority of Gazans support Hamas, teach their children to hate Jews, and should be resettled in Jordan, where they have historical roots.]

<Full speech in context>

There was a time when progressive communist democrats loudly proclaimed foreign interference in elections was a clear and present danger to "democracy?" Apparently, that no longer applies when progressive communist democrats like Chuck Schumer meddle in the affairs of Israel.

How do the progressive communist democrats explain this?

Biden Admin Renews Iran Sanctions Waiver That Unlocks Upwards of $10 Billion for Regime

The Biden administration on Wednesday reapproved a sanctions waiver that unlocks upwards of $10 billion in frozen funds for the Iranian government, according to a copy of the notice submitted to Congress late Wednesday and reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.

"This is not the same waiver for Iraqi electricity imports that has been issued since 2018. This is an Iran sanctions relief waiver that allows Tehran to access money and use it for budget support, including debt payments and import subsidies," said Goldberg, a senior adviser for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies think tank.

"The fact that the administration will not even tell the American people how much money Iran has accessed over the last four months—money that subsidized three American soldier deaths and nonstop attacks on the American Navy—should prompt the U.S. Senate to immediately pass the No Funds for Iranian Terrorism Act and send to the president’s desk," he said, referring to legislation that would cut off Iran's access to previously frozen funds. <Source>

Bottom line…

If an influential Russian or Chinese leader called for the ouster of the President of the United States, leading to the overthrow of a duly elected Congress, it would be universally condemned and considered an unacceptable threat to our democracy. So why should Israel accept the actions of Chuck Schumer as anything other than an intolerable interference in its internal affairs?

As for American Jews, at least those who are not self-loathing and anti-Israel, why would you support any individual or political party that would materially weaken a faithful ally in favor of terrorists? Or, a political party attempting to sow international chaos by providing Iran, a state sponsor of terror in the world, with nuclear weapons to create another rogue nation like North Korea, this time headed by death-worshiping megalomaniacs bent on world conquest?

Once again, we are faced with the “stupid Jewish problem, where American Jews dither about the Islamic evil that is threatening Israel. Much like the ignorant belief that the Gazans are simple, peace-loving folks who accidentally voted for known terrorists to govern Gaza and leave them starving while the terrorist leadership plunders billions and lives in luxury in Qatar—far away from the conflict.

We are so screwed when scumbag Chuck Schumer openly advocates for regime change in Israel and silently sits on his fat ass while America is invaded by a hoard of illegal aliens greater than the population of Israel.

Enough! The Democrats and their demented leader, Joseph Biden, cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States and its citizens.

--Steve

Stand-with-israel


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DAILY RANTS: WE ARE SO SCREWED

There are so many things going wrong it’s hard to pick a starting point…

TODAYS-RANT

GRUESOME NEWSOM AND CALIFORNIA’S PURE COMMUNISM PLAY…

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“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” ~ Karl Marx’s reference to wealth redistribution and free access to state-controlled distribution of goods, capital, and services.

California braces for new electric plan: Make more, pay more
California Public Utilities Commission has until July 1 to impose new electric rate structure

How to go green without going broke? That's the latest challenge in the alternative energy capital of California, where Democrats propose taxing the rich to make energy more equitable and affordable.

To do so, lawmakers mandated utilities statewide begin billing ratepayers based not on how much electricity they use, but on how much money they make.

Households earning $28,000-$69,000 would be charged an extra $20 to $34 per month. Those earning $69,000-$180,000 would pay $51 to $73 per month, and those earning more than $180,000 would pay a $85-to-$128 monthly surcharge.

That's a lot considering California’s electricity rates are already among the highest in the nation. People living in California have been paying 32 cents per kilowatt-hour compared to the national average of 18 cents, according to Energy Sage, which has monitored energy prices nationwide. It claimed California residents have been paying $273 per month on average for electricity, or $3,276 per year. <Source>

Are you willing to turn over your income tax return just to pay your electric bill?

REPUBLICAN SUICIDE?

DEAD-GOP

The primary difference between the two nominal parties is that there are no Republicans in the Democrat Party, while there are Democrats in the Republican Party. Secondarily, the Democrats operate in lockstep with groupthink to advance their agenda, rewarding their friends and punishing their enemies. In contrast, the GOP members go their merry way without fear of party consequences.

So one might ask, why are the Republicans so soft on supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, especially when it is apparent that the radical progressive communist democrats are attempting to erase our Constitution and destroy our capitalist system?

Indeed, some on the GOP must have known that one of the most potent driving forces behind the illegitimate January 6 House Committee was RINO (Republican In Name Only) Representative Liz Cheney.

It now appears that Committee Chair, Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS), left much of the day-to-day operations of the Committee to illegitimately appointed Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY), whose visceral hatred of Donald Trump subverted any legitimate inquiry into the events surrounding the January 6 Capitol riot and incursion.

According to Representative Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), the chairman of the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee, he is considering potential criminal referrals for obstruction of justice and ethics violations at the end of his investigation into the destruction of investigatory documents that occurred before the Committee majority handover to the Republicans. Why the GOP did not immediately seek to contain Representatives Cheney and Kinzinger (R-IL) when they were illegitimately appointed to the Committee by House Speaker Pelosi without the consent of the GOP speaks to traditional GOP fecklessness. Something that should worry every American--and every constitutional conservative who votes Republican.

WHEN GOP CONSERVATISM IS CORRUPTED

Today, we have a House roll call vote to pass H.R.7521, “Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act,” which was introduced “to protect the national security of the United States from the threat posed by foreign adversary-controlled applications, such as TikTok and any successor application or service and any other application or service developed or provided by ByteDance Ltd. or an entity under the control of ByteDance Ltd.”

The Communist Chinese are mounting an unprecedented social media campaign, along with an American billionaire with a personal stake of over $20 billion attempting to purchase support for the Chinese Communists through strategic donations to politicians.

So, who stands with Communist China?

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I find it amazing that GOP Representatives, many of whom self-describe as conservatives or libertarians …

Biggs (AZ), Bishop (NC), Davidson (OH), Duarte (CA), Gaetz (FL), Greene (GA), Higgins (LA), Mace (SC), Massie (KY), McClintock (CA), Mooney (WV), Moore (AL), Perry (PA), Schweikert (AZ), and Steube (FL)

…would join with some of the most notorious progressive communist democrats…

Bush, Clyburn, Jackson Lee, Jayapal, Khanna, Lofgren, Meeks, Nadler, Ocasio-Cortez, Pocan, Pressley, and Shakowsky

…to support Communist Chinese control over a significant media propaganda outlet and influencer of Children. Especially when it is not a matter of Constitutional free speech or government intervention but a matter of national safety and security.

How can any American Congress Member reject a provision that attempts to control a foreign hostile power controlling a propaganda outlet in America? This is a divestiture, not a ban!

<Source: Roll Call 86 | Bill Number: H. R. 7521>

Bottom line…

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DANGER: THE PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT COMMUNIST THREAT

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If another few Republicans like Ken Buck resign their seats, the worst-case scenario is frightening.

Ken Buck Teases More Republican Resignations Are Coming

Colorado House Republican Ken Buck has hinted the GOP could suffer more resignations after announcing he will step down at the end of the week, further shrinking his party's already wafer thin majority in the chamber.

When asked by Axios whether he was coming under pressure from colleagues over his decision to resign, Buck replied: "I think it's the next three people that leave that they're going to be worried about."

Buck's move will reduce the number of House Republicans to 218, against 213 Democrats, at a time when Speaker Mike Johnson is already struggling to impose his authority over the chamber.

Once widely seen as a conservative hardliner, Buck has more recently attracted attention for opposing his colleagues' efforts to impeach President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. <Source>

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Bottom line...

What does the deep state have on Republican politicians that is so powerful as to force them from office? Or what have they been promised post-resignation?

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Only time will tell if this is a plausible conspiracy theory or a plausible course of history.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TIKTOK: DOES OUR ENEMY HAVE FIRST AMENDMENT FREE SPEECH PROTECTIONS?

Must the United States empower an enemy state operation, like Communist China’s TikTok, to operate a social media platform that can steal data, create dossiers, and propagandize Americans?

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Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act

H.R.7521 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)
Protecting Americans from Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act

To protect the national security of the United States from the threat posed by foreign adversary controlled applications, such as TikTok and any successor application or service and any other application or service developed or provided by ByteDance Ltd. or an entity under the control of ByteDance Ltd.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF FOREIGN ADVERSARY CONTROLLED APPLICATIONS.

(a) In General.—

(1) PROHIBITION OF FOREIGN ADVERSARY CONTROLLED APPLICATIONS.—It shall be unlawful for an entity to distribute, maintain, or update (or enable the distribution, maintenance, or updating of) a foreign adversary controlled application by carrying out, within the land or maritime borders of the United States, any of the following:

(A) Providing services to distribute, maintain, or update such foreign adversary controlled application (including any source code of such application) by means of a marketplace (including an online mobile application store) through which users within the land or maritime borders of the United States may access, maintain, or update such application.

(B) Providing internet hosting services to enable the distribution, maintenance, or updating of such foreign adversary controlled application for users within the land or maritime borders of the United States.

<Source>

What to make of American billionaires and hedge funds who are buying politicians to support an enemy information operation?

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Republican billionaire with $33B TikTok stake ‘bullies’ lawmakers to stop bill forcing Chinese ByteDance sale

A billionaire megadonor is “bullying” members of Congress by threatening to stop funding them if they back a bill to order TikTok’s Chinese parent to sell the app, The Post has learned.

Hedge fund manager Jeff Yass is personally calling Republican members of the House to try to halt legislation which would force ByteDance to divest itself of the app, putting it in US hands instead.

His fund has a $33 billion stake in the Chinese company.

The bill, known as the Protecting Americans From Foreign Adversary Controlled Applications Act, was being marked up Thursday. 

It would force ByteDance to either sell TikTok to an American company in 6 months or be banned entirely.

It was jointly drawn up by Rep. Mike Gallagher, the chair of the House select committee on the Chinese Communist Party, and the Democratic ranking member, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi.

Yass is a Republican megadonor who has funneled $130 million since 2020 into PACs and a right-of-center think tank, The Club for Growth, which then funnels money to libertarian and GOP lawmakers such as Senators Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rick Scott (Fla.) and Rep. Jim Banks (Ind.)

A spokesman for Yass denied that he was making calls to Republican members of Congress and said, “Jeff learned about this proposed bill yesterday [Tuesday] and has not spoken with anyone about it. Any suggestion otherwise is categorically false.”

But multiple sources confirmed the calls to The Post. <Source>

Bottom line…

LINCOLN-SUICIDE-PACT

There should be no doubt in anyone's mind that TikTok is a Communist Chinese intelligence gathering operation and a viral social media engagement sickness plaguing youngsters. While the Chinese version of TikTok is about learning math and other subjects, the American version is about sexual dysfunction and encouraging bizarre sexual behavior in children.

The fact that Donald Trump appears pro-TikTok has everything to do with a major political contributor and less to do with a moral issue.

America is being destroyed from within, both by corrupt politicians selling influence to our enemies, like President Joe Biden or by wealthy investors, including corporations, who see only profits and not political and military risks to our nation.

In an era where global tensions simmer, and cyber warfare looms large, the peril of selling access to American infrastructure to foreign enemies cannot be overstated. Such actions open the floodgates to a host of security threats, endangering not just the integrity of a nation’s systems but also the privacy and safety of its citizens. By granting access to critical infrastructure—communication networks, power grids, or transportation systems—to hostile entities, governments essentially lay the groundwork for potential sabotage, espionage, and chaos.

The ramifications of this reckless trade extend far beyond immediate financial gains. It compromises the very foundation of national security, leaving vulnerabilities that can be exploited with devastating consequences.

Cyberattacks orchestrated by foreign adversaries can cripple essential services, disrupt daily life, and sow fear and uncertainty among the populace, especially young children and adults.

Moreover, the sale of infrastructure access undermines trust in government institutions and erodes confidence in safeguarding the public interest. Former President Clinton facilitated the sale of missile guidance technology to Iran. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to Russia. Governors have facilitated the sale of farmland and strategically positioned properties to foreign hostile powers. 

Is our currently corrupt government, headed by an unregistered foreign agent such as Joe Biden, willing to address these dangers and exercise utmost caution and vigilance in safeguarding its critical infrastructure?

Robust cybersecurity measures, stringent regulations, and international cooperation are essential to thwarting the nefarious designs of those who seek to exploit vulnerabilities for their own gain. Only by prioritizing the security and resilience of our infrastructure can we hope to navigate the treacherous waters of the digital age and protect the foundations of our societies.

We are so screwed if we allow the progressive communist democrats and the equally culpable establishment republicans to retain power.

A reminder: Donald Trump tried in 2020 to force ByteDance to divest TikTok, but his executive order was blocked in court by the progressive communist democrats, partly on the grounds that the President lacked clear authority from Congress. After Donald Trump left office , new president Joe Biden signed an executive order revoking the Trump Administration's ban on TikTok<Source>

We need Donald Trump. 

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE ATTACK ON SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT HUR

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I was thoroughly disgusted with the progressive communist democrats on the House Committee on the Judiciary as they attacked both Special Counsel Robert Hur and former President Donald Trump rather than seeking explanations regarding the “Report of the Special Counsel on the Investigation Into Unauthorized Removal, Retention, and Disclosure of Classified Documents Discovered at Locations Including the Penn Biden Center and the Delaware Private Residence of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.” submitted to the Attorney General.

Particularly, questions from the usual reprobate attack dogs like Representatives Jaime Raskin, Adam Schiff, Ted Lieu, and Eric Swalwell.

Bottom line…

This was not a hearing about Donald Trump and appears to be a symptom of the “Republican’s Pounce” stratagem.

This is Congressional showboating for the purposes of generating campaign snapshots and soundbites.

There was no exoneration of President Biden, who clearly obtained and retained classified documents.

Even though I disagree with Special Counsel Hur’s decision not to prosecute President Biden and other individuals, I was impressed with his apparent professionalism.

We are so screwed.

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


KAMALA HARRIS MUST BE APPLAUDING ROBERT HUR'S TESTIMONY

Heh. Heh. Heh. It appears to be what it is if that's what it is supposed to be.

BIDEN-UNFIT

Looking forward to becoming President by Default, choosing another Vice President, who will become the presumptive nominee against the evil orange man Trump.


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOW TO RIG AN ELECTION: MAIL-IN BALLOTING

Results

Six days after California’s 2024 primary election, a report from the California Secretary of State’s office shows that over 1.7 million ballots, or roughly 27.6 percent of the vote, remain uncounted, and those counts are still not reflected in the results. Six days is enough time for the progressive communist Democrats who control California politics to stage-manage a rigged election.

California’s delay in counting millions of votes is entirely UNACCEPTABLE! These delays only undermine public trust and confidence in our elections.

The receipts…  

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Unprocessed Ballots Status

It typically takes weeks for counties to process and count all of the ballots. Elections officials have approximately one month to complete their extensive tallying, auditing, and certification work (known as the official canvass).

Every active, registered voter was sent a vote-by-mail ballot. Vote-by-mail ballots postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the county elections official no later than seven days after the election will be processed and can be counted. In processing vote-by-mail ballots, elections officials must confirm each voter’s registration status, verify each voter’s signature on the vote-by-mail envelope, and ensure each person did not vote elsewhere in the same election before the ballot can be counted.

Other ballots that are processed after Election Day include provisional ballots (processed similar to vote-by-mail ballots), conditional voter registration provisional ballots, and ballots that are damaged or cannot be machine-read and must be remade by elections officials.

The below Unprocessed Ballots Report features unofficial county updates on the number of outstanding ballots that still need to be processed during the official canvass. This information is required to be reported by county elections officials on the second day after Election Day and an updated report is required on each day the official publicly releases updated election results.

State law requires county elections officials to report final official results for presidential delegates to the Secretary of State by April 2, 2024, and all other state contests by April 5, 2024. The Secretary of State has until April 12, 2024, to certify the results of the election. Estimated Unprocessed Ballots for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary Election
as of 3/11/24 5:16 p.m.

We need to Fix California...

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California is a magnificent state and we deserve better than the failed leadership and partisan politics of our elected officials. The first step in taking back our state is making sure the playing field is even and the laws governing our elections are enforced. -- Ric Grenell, Founder, Fix California

ELECTION INTEGRITY AND VOTER ENGAGEMENT FOR A BETTER CALIFORNIA.

Secure our Elections

Free and fair elections are the cornerstone of our Republic. In California, state and county election officials have abandoned their responsibility to protect our elections and ensure that the voices of Californians are heard. Fix California is committed to holding these officials accountable and establishing a better process that protects every vote.

Advocate for California

The challenges our state faces are beyond politics and partisanship. To fix California, we must deliver a world-class education through choice and competition. We must pursue responsible environmental and energy policy, to drive an economy that not only encourages innovation, but also extends the ladder of opportunity to every Californian.

Engage with Voters

Common sense solutions have been absent in Sacramento, in part because many hardworking Californians are not registering to vote. We are committed to registering and engaging a new, diverse coalition of pro-freedom Californians around issues and causes that will improve the lives of every resident. <Source>

From the Republican Senate Caucus...

Capitol Democrats have run this state for over two decades, and their policies have created one problem after another. Expensive housing, skyrocketing gas prices, rampant homelessness, an out-of-control fentanyl epidemic, catastrophic wildfires, inadequate water infrastructure, failing schools, and deteriorating public safety have forced too many families out of California.

Bottom line...

As much as I respect and admire Ric Grenell, I have little faith in the California GOP -- a feckless bunch of establishment jackasses who go along to get along, protecting their cushy jobs rather than advocating for our citizens.

Should Donald Trump win the Presidency, I do not doubt that Ric Grenell will be offered a significant position, and the Fix California initiative will fall by the wayside. That is unless we threaten to vote those corrupt and communist politicians out of office. To do that, it takes money and manpower -- with manpower being more important than money. 

Get involved before we are irretrievably screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


WELCOME TO THE POLITICAL OSCARS

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All around me, the people are chattering about the 96th Academy Awards, otherwise known as the “OSCARS” or, as I see it, the Overblown Showcase of Celebrities’ Arrogant Recognition Speeches.

Jimmy Kimmel, former comedian and now progressive political commentator, will host the show, which will be executive produced by his wife, Molly McNearney, the producer of Kimmel’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Hollywood-style nepotism at its finest. And they are supported by a cadre of at least 30 progressive comedy writers.

So, how hard would it be to write the beginning of a kitschy opening monologue for the political Oscars?   

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests, and those of you just here for the free booze and a chance to mingle with lobbyists and big donors – welcome to the political Oscars!

The one night a year when Washington gathers to pat itself on the back so vigorously, we might need to call in a chiropractor to prescribe those wonderful drugs we all secretly love. Where the only thing more inflated than our economy is our egos.

Tonight, we gather to celebrate the art of progressive politics, where impossible scenarios never come to life and bad behavior is always projected onto the opposition.

But let's be real. We all know that behind every politician is a team of handlers trying to squeeze every last dime out of donors. Or, in the case of President Biden, keep him conscious long enough to read the teleprompter.

Yes, it's that magical time when we celebrate the best of the best in politics, or as some might say, the most proficient in lying to the American people for a living. But hey, who doesn't love a good performance, right?

And let's not forget our esteemed nominees, who've spent countless hours perfecting their craft, all in the hopes of taking home millions of dollars selling their influence to the special interests.

Pro tip! Don't forget to wear your flair because nothing says "we are solving the world's problems," like accessorizing our expensive and exclusive fashions with colored ribbons.

So, to all the politicians out there, remember: if you don't win recognition tonight, just smile, clap politely, and, like Hillary Clinton, silently plot your revenge like the true professionals you pretend to be.

But enough about the nominees, let's talk about the real stars of the show – the audience!

Yes, you, the folks at home in your sweatpants, judging everyone's policy choices from the comfort of your living room. Don't worry, we won't judge you for that second bowl of popcorn – after all, tonight is all about self-indulgence.

In Washington, we're often accused of living in a bubble, of being disconnected from the harsh realities faced by everyday people. But I challenge that notion. So sit back, relax, and take a brief hiatus from the chaos of the real world—you know, the one outside your gated mansion and the protection of your personal bodyguards.

Remember, we are just like Hollywood's fictional fantasy creators; our narratives have the power to inspire change, spark conversations, challenge the status quo, and start wars in foreign lands.

Enjoy the show, because whether you're here for the faux awards, the demented speeches, or just to see if Joe Biden trips on his way up the stairs, we promise you one thing: tonight will be more entertaining than watching Biden trying to find his way off stage. And that's saying something Jack.

Bottom line…

Rather than honoring celebrities’, I suggest we take some time to examine some of the vicious, poisonous ideas that some celebrities have injected into our culture.

Most concerning are the celebrities who use their influence to sow division and hatred. From spreading un-American rhetoric to endorsing murderous terrorists, these toxic ideas poison our collective consciousness and culture as they undermine the progress we’ve fought so hard to achieve.

Celebrity is a world of make-believe where only “We the People” are deceived.

It should be noted that the Oscars were delayed by useful pro-terrorist idiots calling for a ceasefire to Israel’s war in Gaza, and some winners used their pro-Palestiniam speeches to decry the humanitarian crisis caused solely by Israel, not the terrorists in the region. Funny, nobody called for Hamas to surrender. 

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


SEND BUSH, CLINTON, AND OBAMA BACK TO HAITI

As Haiti descends into criminal chaos and President Biden contemplates sending a detachment of U.S. Marines in to help, how about sending the Clintons, the Obamas, and the Bushes back to finish the cleanup--all funded with Clinton Foundation and presidential fortune funds?

U.S. considers sending troops to Haiti to quell violence as gangs vow to 'break the system'
In one attack, the gangs were able to release more than 4,000 inmates, unleashing an army of hardened criminals into the civilian population of the embattled Caribbean country

The United States is considering deploying an elite Marine security team to Haiti because of a deteriorating security situation there, according to a defense official.

The Marines would be deployed at the request of the State Department, according to the defense official. Marine Corps Times asked the State Department for further details Thursday and didn’t receive a response.

“Deploying a FAST platoon is one option at the DoD’s disposal should the DoS request assistance with security at the U.S. Embassy in Port Au Prince,” Maj. Mason Englehart, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces South, wrote in an email to Marine Corps Times on Friday.

Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry is struggling to stay in power as he tries to return home, where gang attacks have shuttered his country’s main international airport and freed more than 4,000 inmates in recent days.

Henry remained in Puerto Rico as of midday Wednesday. He landed in the U.S. territory on Tuesday after he was barred from landing in the neighboring Dominican Republic, where officials closed the airspace to flights to and from Haiti. <Source>

I cannot help but wonder if this is another Obama/CIA/State Department progressive communist democrat election ploy.

An oldie ... 

Bottom line...

A few questions spring to mind.

(1) Why now, especially in the middle of an election cycle?

(2)  Where did all the Haiti redevelopment and recovery money managed by Bush, Obama, and Clinton go?

(3)  Why is Haiti still a shit-hole, much like all other areas governed by progressive communist democrats and their overseas allies?

(4)  What do the State Department and CIA have up their sleeves, and will their actions lead to a mass exodus to the United States to alter the Black vote as Blacks desert the Democrats for the Republican Party?

(5) Are the progressive communist democrats targeting Florida, a key state for Republicans?

Are we mindful that: The United States is the world's top destination for Haitian migrants? The nearly 731,000 Haiti-born U.S. residents are more likely than other immigrants to be naturalized citizens, arrive through family-based pathways, and work in the service industry. Immigrants from Haiti are highly concentrated in Florida (49 percent as of the 2017-21 period), followed distantly by New York (19 percent). The next four states—Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia—were home to approximately 21 percent of the Haitian immigrant population collectively. The top four counties for Haitian immigrants were Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties in Florida, and Kings County in New York. Together these counties accounted for 41 percent of Haitian immigrants in the United States.

(6) Are the progressive communist democrats creating yet another humanitarian crisis on behalf of themselves or to channel funds into the United Nations?

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PRESIDENT O'BIDEN'S OPENING WAS SPOT ON

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Remarks by President Biden in State of the Union Address
U.S. Capitol
Washington, D.C.
(March 7, 2024)

Mr. Speaker, Madam Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans.

In January 1941, Franklin Roosevelt came to this chamber to speak to the nation. And he said, “I address you at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union.” Hitler was on the march. War was raging in Europe.

President Roosevelt’s purpose was to wake up Congress and alert the American people that this was no ordinary time. Freedom and democracy were under assault in the world.

Tonight, I come to the same chamber to address the nation. Now it’s we who face an unprecedented moment in the history of the Union. 

And, yes, my purpose tonight is to wake up the Congress and alert the American people that this is no ordinary moment either. 

Not since President Lincoln and the Civil War have freedom and democracy been under assault at home as they are today.

What makes our moment rare is that freedom and democracy are under attack at — both at home and overseas at the very same time. <Source>

The threat from overseas is well known…

China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea are all well-known adversaries—with many hostile powers having purchased influence in our corrupt government on local, state, and federal levels. Likewise, Middle Eastern entities like Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and others have mounted similar influence campaigns as they quietly fund terrorists to avoid the overthrow of their various monarchies.

However, the threat from within is more dangerous than our external enemies…

Consider President Biden’s words, “Not since President Lincoln and the Civil War have freedom and democracy been under assault at home as they are today.”  This is literally true, as the internal enemy at the time was the Democrat Party, the party of slavery, segregation, and later, Jim Crow, the KKK, and the opposition to civil rights legislation. Yes, we are facing much the same enemy, only this time supercharged with radical progressive communist democrats.

All you need to reveal the truth is to understand the concept of projection—attributing your actions to your opposition and turning everything inside out. Redefining words, claiming black is white, up is down, and, most egregiously, men can become women and vice versa.

Look around…

America was well on its way to recovery from a disastrous financial disaster. Racial tensions were minimal. Our nation was becoming energy-independent, and our economy was recovering.

Enter the Democrats, spearheaded by a radical progressive communist democrat, Barack Hussein Obama, who reintroduced identity politics into all things American. He set about destroying America from within, first with healthcare, followed by our economy, and then our culture. He was a scofflaw, thumbing his nose at the Constitution, the Rule of Law, and the very institutions that preserved American exceptionalism.

Lucky for the American people, Obama was both gutless and lazy. He preferred the easy path, leading from behind and empowering our enemies to do the heavy lifting. His choice for Vice President was a corrupt weakling, Joe Biden, who was unlikely to challenge Obama’s plans to implement a quasi-revolutionary takedown of our government and cement his historical legacy.

Unfortunately for the American people, the radical progressive communists were encouraged enough to steal the 2020 election and place a corrupt, egotistical, narcissistic, megalomaniac who fancied himself to be greater than liberal icons Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. With no boundaries, Biden wreaked havoc on the nation. Criminalizing traditional political practices, jailing his opposition, and attempting to destroy a political challenger. The word went out, and the Democrats responded in lock-step with groupthink.

And, few wanted to acknowledge that it was the Obama acolytes pulling a mentally compromised Joe Biden’s strings as he screamed his way through the 2024 State of the Union—repeating the same themes he used in 2023 and doubling down on paying blackmail to Ukraine to keep them quiet about corruption, bribery, money laundering, looting the American treasury, and interfering in the 2020 Presidential election.

How many Americans noticed that Biden led his State of the Union Address with the war in Ukraine, not the two most pressing problems facing Americans--inflation and immigration?

Bottom line…

Yes, Biden was correct, “Not since President Lincoln and the Civil War have freedom and democracy been under assault at home as they are today.”

Our enemy is the progressive communist democrats—no doubt about it.

And they must be defeated at the ballot box in 2024. Again, no doubt about it.

Otherwise, we are well and truly screwed as our nation slips into an authoritarian banana republic led by oligarch-backed corrupt, incompetent elites.

--Steve

Joe-biden-economy


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN: STATE OF THE UNION 2024

Biden invents new presidential requirement, the “duty to care” …

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Bottom line…

Count the lies. 

The truth: Biden decimated our economy, killed the energy sector, upset the world power balance, and claimed non-existent accomplishments. America is imploding as annual salaries plunge, layoffs soar, and inflation soar. No area of life that Biden has touched has improved. 

Yes, tell us what Israel must do instead of calling for a Hamas surrender.

There was so much pandering to groups that were destroying America from within--especially the communist unions.

There was no mention of mitigating political corruption.

There was no mention of making criminals, crazies, and terrorists obey the law.

What we saw was a 2024 long, angry, hate-filled scream of a speech made better through chemistry.

The true test: unplug the teleprompter and see what HAPPENS.

We are so screwed.

Proof: Just consider this year's designated survivor for continuity of government was Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

BIU-- Steve  

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Read the 2024 State of the Union transcript.

Watch the 2024 State of the Union speech. 


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BIDEN'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS IS THE INTRODUCTION OF GRUESOM GAVIN NEWSOM

The Biden shit-show is about to kick off the Replace Joe Biden" movement...

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Bottom line...

In spite of the drugs that are propping Joe Biden up and his Obama-directed speechwriters, this is the opening scene of the "Replace Joe Biden" movement featuring Gruesom Gavin Newsom.

We are so screwed.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: DO NOT DRIVE IF YOU ARE TAKING A SHOT EVERY TIME BIDEN LIES.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


CALIFORNIA'S GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

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It appears that the electoral strategy of the radical progressive communist democrats who dominate California politics may have backfired, providing Californians with an unparalleled opportunity to bring reform to California’s one-party rule.

The plan was for the radical progressive communist democrat, the despicable liar, leaker, and evidence fabricator, Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), who is running to replace Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-San Francisco) seat to support the opposition Republican candidate, former Dodger first baseman Steve Garvey, to defeat his two powerful radical progressive democrat women challengers, Representative Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) and Representative Katie Porter (D-Orange County).

The thinking was simple: due to California’s overwhelming Democrat majority population, it would be a slam dunk for a Democrat with name recognition and a massive multi-million dollar campaign war chest to defeat any Republican. Avoiding, of course, a contest with like-minded women democrats, and Lee being a person of color.

Schiff draws fire for elevating Garvey in Senate race
The congressman will face a weaker opponent in November.

Adam Green, Co-Founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee and a major supporter of Rep. Katie Porter, had harsh words for Rep. Adam Schiff's strategy in the California Senate race.

Adam Schiff put his own selfishness above democracy by lifting up Republican Steve Garvey, who will now turn out Trump voters in key House races that could determine control of Congress.

Katie Porter faced a barrage of negative ads from billionaires and special interests, as Adam Schiff spent millions to prop up a pro-Trump Republican. <Source>

And, therein lies the rub…

1.   There is a great deal of personal animosity between former President Donald Trump and Adam Schiff, the latter having served as the impeachment manager of Trump’s first impeachment over a democrat-fabricated Ukraine quid pro quo hoax and as the lead House impeachment manager in the Senate impeachment trial. Thus disadvantaging California in an Administration headed by Trump.

2.   In a Trump Administration and under a Trump-selected Attorney General, it would not be beyond the pale to see Adam Schiff charged with crimes relating to the destruction of official government documents, altering evidence, interference with a presidential campaign, and conspiracy to commit criminal offenses. Thus leading to Schiff’s impeachment and removal from office; depending, of course, on which party holds the majority in the House and Senate.

3.   Should California Governor Gruesome Gavin Newsom replace Biden on the Democrat ticket and lose to Trump, federal funds, including economic incentives, might be diverted elsewhere, leaving California to twist slowly in the wind.

4.   Therefore, the election of Steve Garvey represents a lifetime opportunity for a majority of fed-up, disadvantaged Californians to push back against the radical progressive communist democrat uni-party that has crippled California’s Golden Goose.

Bottom line…

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If you are pissed about illegal immigration, inflation, declining healthcare, and schools that turn out another generation of function illiterates, electing Donald Trump and Steve Garvey is a beautiful beginning.

“We the People” are tired of being screwed by the bi-costal elites who are insulated by their wealth and political influence against the consequences of their communist behavior—time to deal with a fresh deck.

Remember, the actual threat to democracy is not Americans but the Democrat Party.

Gop-CHANGE-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


NIKKI HALEY WINS THE DC SWAMP VOTE

If you had any doubts that Nikki Haley was a progressive communist democrat disguised as a Republican, albeit a RINO (Republican In Name Only), just look at this post from Marc Elias, the scumbag subverting election laws nationwide.

ELIAS-DC

Had Donald Trump won the swamp vote, I would be greatly concerned.

Bottom line...

As you can see, the progressive communist democrats are supporting turncoat Nikki Haley to damage Donald Trump and will return to voting communist in the general election.

This is a superb endorsement from the evildoers.

We are so screwed.

ADAM-SCHIFF-LOGO-2A reminder for Californians: VOTE AGAINST THE LYING, LEAKING, PERJURER ADAM SCHIFF FOR CALIFORNIA SENATE.

SCHIFF DOESN’T EVEN LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.

Schiff-residence Schiff-evidence Vote-2024-primary
-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE SUPREME COURT DOES THE RIGHT THING, BUT THE COURT'S COMMIES ARE UNHAPPY

Bttc

At least for now, the United States Supreme Court was presented with constitutional questions whose conclusions were so prima facie obvious as to embarrass the Court if the decision was anything less than unanimous.

The questions…

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
No. 23–719
DONALD J. TRUMP, PETITIONER v. NORMA ANDERSON, ET AL.
ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO
[March 4, 2024]

BASIC QUESTION PRESENTED BY TRUMP (PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI)

The Supreme Court of Colorado held that President Donald J. Trump is disqualified from holding the office of President because he “engaged in insurrection” against the Constitution of the United States—and that he did so after taking an oath “as an officer of the United States” to “support” the Constitution. The state supreme court ruled that the Colorado Secretary of State should not list President Trump’s name on the 2024 presidential primary ballot or count any write-in votes cast for him. The state supreme court stayed its decision pending United States Supreme Court review.

The question presented is: Did the Colorado Supreme Court err in ordering President Trump excluded from the 2024 presidential primary ballot?

QUESTIONS PRESENTED BY ANDERSON (RESPONSE TO PETITIONER DONALD J. TRUMP’S PETITION)

Petitioner Donald J. Trump offers a single question presented, which wrongly conflates at least seven discrete legal and factual issues in his Petition. Properly framed, the questions presented are:

1. Whether a challenge to the constitutional qualifications of a candidate for President presents a non-justiciable [Does the Court court have power to hear the case under the Constitution.] political question?
2. Whether the Presidency and the President fall within the list of offices and officers to which Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment applies?
3. Whether states may exclude from the ballot candidates who are ineligible to hold office under Section 3?
4. Whether Congress must first pass legislation under Section 5 of the Fourteenth Amendment before a state can enforce Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, even if state law provides a cause of action to enforce it?
5. Whether, by intentionally mobilizing, inciting, and encouraging the violent attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021, Trump “engaged in insurrection” against the Constitution for purposes of Section 3?
6. Whether the state trial court’s factual finding that Trump intentionally incited a violent insurrection on January 6, 2021, was clearly erroneous?
7. Whether the Electors Clause requires this Court to override the Colorado Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Colorado Election Code?

THE COURT (DOCKET)

Petition GRANTED. The case is set for oral argument on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Petitioner’s brief on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support or in support of neither party, are to be filed on or before Thursday, January 18, 2024. Respondents’ briefs on the merits, and any amicus curiae briefs in support, are to be filed on or before Wednesday, January 31, 2024. The reply brief, if any, is to be filed on or before 5 p.m., Monday, February 5 2024.

The ruling…

(Slip Opinion) DONALD J. TRUMP, PETITIONER v. NORMA ANDERSON, ET AL.

For the reasons given, responsibility for enforcing Section3 against federal officeholders and candidates rests with Congress and not the States. The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court therefore cannot stand.

All nine Members of the Court agree with that result.

The judgment of the Colorado Supreme Court is reversed.
The mandate shall issue forthwith.

Of course, the progressive communist democrats on the Court (SOTOMAYOR, KAGAN, and JACKSON) were unhappy because the broad ruling could be applied to other constitutional matters and was not restricted to this single matter.

“If it is not necessary to decide more to dispose of a case, then it is necessary not to decide more.”

Today, the Court departs from that vital principle, deciding not just this case, but challenges that might arise in the future. In this case, the Court must decide whether Colorado may keep a Presidential candidate off the ballot on the ground that he is an oath breaking insurrectionist and thus disqualified from holding federal office under Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Allowing Colorado to do so would, we agree, create a chaotic state-by-state patchwork, at odds with our Nation’s federalism principles. That is enough to resolve this case. Yet the majority goes further.

We cannot unnecessarily join an opinion that decides momentous and difficult issues, and we therefore concur only in the judgment.

“What it does today, the Court should have left undone.”

The plot thickens...

It is likely that some radical progressive communist democrat like Jamie “The Red” Raskin will stand before Congress when the electoral votes are to be counted and claim that Trump’s votes should be discarded because he is an insurrectionist. Thus bringing the matter back to Congress, where such a determination can be made with a majority vote. A constitutional crisis that might disenfranchise half the population if allowed to proceed. 

What we learned...

Justices Roberts, Barrett, and Cavenaugh are weak Justices and cannot be relied on in the coming cases. 

Bottom line…

To allow partisan state politics to interfere with a national presidential election in such a manner as to disenfranchise a significant number of voters is unconscionable.

Unfortunately, we must wait for the other shoe to drop—the Court’s ruling on Presidential immunity for official acts while in office. It is another no-brainer decision that, if decided incorrectly, would substantially weaken the presidency and serve as a deterrent for candidates seeking high office.

We still are screwed, but we must remain vigilant for signs the pendulum has stopped and/or is starting to reverse course.

ADAM-SCHIFF-LOGO-2A reminder for Californians: VOTE AGAINST THE LYING, LEAKING, PERJURER ADAM SCHIFF FOR CALIFORNIA SENATE.

SCHIFF DOESN’T EVEN LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.

Schiff-residence Schiff-evidence Vote-2024-primary
-- Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DO NOT VOTE FOR BAT-SHIT CRAZY COMMUNISTS WHO WANT OPEN BORDERS

ILLEGAL-ALIEN

We are living in a police state, protecting illegal alien criminals, not American citizens...

Ever since Barack Hussein Obama’s ascendancy to the Presidency of the United States, the progressive communist democrats have sought to destroy America from within by creating and dividing our nation into racialized, sexualized, and marginalized identities. They promised these particularized groups a redress of their genuine or imagined grievances in return for granting progressive communist democrats the political power to pursue their authoritarian agenda. How else could the Democrats reward one group of individuals without punishing another group of individuals if not by force of law?

When an increasing segment of the population started paying attention to the adverse political impacts on their daily lives, the progressive communist democrats sought to dilute existing citizens’ political power, finances, and culture by importing individuals who lacked allegiance to America, our Constitution, and our American exceptionalism.

The progressive communist democrats opened the border and incentivized illegal aliens to flood America. To recreate their culture, language, dress, food, and customs in American cities where they congregated and later marched to DEMAND legal status and citizenship.

This is relatively new.

President Donald Trump curtailed illegal border crossing and other progressive communist democrat policies until he was defeated at the ballot box by a close election filled with illegalities and inconsistencies arising from Democrat operatives.

MIGRANTS-1

There was a time when the leadership of the Democrat Party, led by Bill Clinton, was corrupt but not full-blown bat-shit crazy communists…

All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected, but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country.

The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants.

The public service they use impose burdens on our taxpayers.

That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens.

In the budget I will present to you we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.

We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws.

It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.

-- William Jefferson Clinton (State of the Union 1995 - 24 January 1995)

Bottom line…

We have one opportunity to reduce the tide of progressive democrat communism and the illegal alien invasion threatening our nation.

 And that time is now.

Unless you stand up and vote the progressive communist democrat evildoers out of office, we, our children, and our grandchildren are totally screwed.

Vote-2024-primary

--Steve


“Nullius in verba”-- take nobody's word for it!
"Acta non verba" -- actions not words

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS