GAVIN NEWSOM SCREWS THE POOCH, AGAIN!

Can you imagine this buffoon, Newsom becoming President of the United States—he can!

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Widely regarded as a “prick” among his fellow governors, Governor “Gruesome” Newsom screws the pooch again!

California’s $25-an-Hour Minimum-Wage Boomerang
Gov. Newsom now says the law he signed last October would add to the state’s fiscal woes. He ignored warnings at the time.

Progressives in Sacramento rarely think twice before burdening businesses. But lo and behold, they are having second thoughts about California’s new $25-an-hour minimum wage for healthcare workers. Why? Because its burdensome budget costs are threatening liberal programs.

[OCS: The Governor and his uniparty progressive communist democrats could care less about their constituency. Build a multi-billion dollar moderate speed rail line to nowhere and feed consultants, unions, and the special interests, no problemo. Put the same money into prisons and law enforcement, no can do.]

California’s Democratic Legislature is scrambling this week to delay the state’s higher healthcare minimum wage, which is scheduled to take effect on June 1. It’s not uncommon for politicians to reverse themselves, but California Gov. Gavin Newsom is walking back a law that he signed only last October. What’s changed?

The state’s budget deficit has ballooned to $45 billion. Mr. Newsom projects that the new healthcare minimum wage would cost the state $4 billion more a year owing to higher Medicaid costs and compensation for workers at state-owned facilities. Legislative analyses warned about these costs, but Mr. Newsom signed the law anyway.

Thus the minimum wage for healthcare workers is set to rise to between $18 and $23 an hour this Saturday, depending on the type and size of healthcare provider. California’s current minimum wage for all workers is $16 an hour. Nearly all workers at healthcare facilities including janitors will have to be paid at least $25 an hour by 2028.

[OCS: In what universe does a fulltime janitor make $51,000/year plus benefits. And remember those other salaries proportionally linked to minimum wage. This is what communist wealth distribution looks like as it hollows-out the middle class.]

Democrats shrugged when healthcare providers warned that the wage mandate could force cuts to patient services. Who cares if Californians wait longer before being seen at the ER? But now Democrats worry that the state’s higher health costs could force bigger government spending cuts. Oh no. Californians may have to wait even longer for their bullet train to nowhere.

Mr. Newsom is proposing to tie health worker minimum-wage increases to the state’s general fund revenue and to exempt state facilities. But once capital-gains revenue picks up again, California’s private healthcare providers will be stuck paying for the wage mandate, which they will ultimately pass on to patients. Far better to repeal the $25 wage minimum en toto.

As usual, Democrats don’t want to eat their own lousy cooking. Gov. Newsom this spring also signed legislation to carve out fast-food restaurants on government property from California’s new $20-an-hour fast-food minimum wage, which kicked in last month. Democrats don’t want the mandate interfering with government concession licenses.

[OCS: Ask about special interest carve outs and exemptions from new fast food worker minimum wage laws for Newsom’s friends at Panera Bread. Ask about the non-disclosure agreement (NDA). ]

When government raises wages above what the market commands, employers will increase prices and reduce labor. California, QED. <Source>

[OCS: One only need look at fast food prices and the number of food service workers who have lost their jobs—with nary a peep from the communists at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union.)

Bottom line…

Californians and their businesses are deserting the State’s high taxes, unfavorable business climate, and onerous, nonsensical regulations for more favorable environments. Leaving the State to illegal aliens who are rapidly depleting California’s reserves and safety nets. Viva la progressive communist democrat revolutions that is destroying the once Golden State from within.

No matter how they slice the pizza, it is the taxpayer who pays for the pie and ALL the toppings.

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


AT TRUMP TRIAL, DE NIRO PLAYS "RAGING BULLSHIT"

Once again, a failing, washed-up actor, Robert Di Niro, plays a “tough guy” in a bid to maintain relevance and possibly snag a prestigious position in the Biden Administration.

DINIRO

Since the jury has not been sequestered, is this a protest or jury tampering?

Biden Campaign Unleashes Trump Derangement Syndrome Patient Robert De Niro Outside New York Courthouse
Robert De Niro: Donald Trump Victory Means U.S.’ Government Will Perish from the Earth’

This is my neighborhood, downtown New York City.

I grew up here and feel at home in these streets. I feel comfortable.

The Twin Towers fell just over here. Just over there. This part of the city was like a ghost town, but we found we would not allow terrorists to change our way of life.

And we started the Tribeca Festival to bring people back. I love this city.

I love this city. I don’t want to destroy it. Donald Trump wants to destroy not only the city, but the country. And eventually he could destroy the world.

But we vowed we would not allow terrorists. I owe this city a lot.

And that’s why it’s so weird that Donald Trump is just across the street.

Because he doesn’t belong in my city. I don’t know where he belongs, but he shouldn’t. He doesn’t belong here.

We New Yorkers used to tolerate him when he was just another grubby real estate hustler masquerading as a big shot, a two bit Playboy lying his way into the tabloids, pretending to be a spokesman, a spokesperson for himself. He was calling it as himself for himself, to fool the press into inflating his net worth. A clown, but this city is pretty accommodating. We make room for clowns. We have them all over the city. People who do crazy things in the street. We tolerate it. It’s part of the city. It’s part of the culture.

[OCS: This “grubby real estate hustler” changed the New York skyline, brought billions of dollars into New York, and gave employment to thousands of men and women, regardless of color, sex, national origin, or religion – unlike a grubby actor who reads lines written by others and confers greatness upon himself with paid public relations campaigns.]

But not a person like Trump who’ll eventually run the country. That does not work. And we all know that.

Anyway, we make room for clowns. To each his own, but no one takes him or took him really seriously.

They take him seriously now, of course.

But around the country, people who didn’t know him as we did started to support him. They bought into his bullshit.

Trump bought their votes with outrageous lies and empty promises. He got the most religious evangelicals to applaud a sinner who bragged about sexual assault. And just a couple of blocks from here, a jury found him liable for sexual abuse.

[OCS: Unlike Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and a legion of Hollywood actors, this was a false allegation from a person who could not recount a single detail or had recanted her allegations in previous media encounters.]

Somehow, he even got self-styled patriots to support a man who called for terminating the constitution.

[OCS: Another bald-faced liar from a pathetic 80-year-old man in makeup reading his script.]

And on January 6th, rallied an angry mob to threaten democracy, leaving death and destruction in its wake.

[OCS: This bald-faced lie can easily be proven by sworn testimony and deposition transcripts taken under oath.]

That’s why I needed to be involved and wanted to be involved in the new Biden-Harris, ad, because it shows the violence of Trump and reminds us that he’ll use violence against anyone who stands in the way of his megalomania and greed.

[OCS: This is pure projection. The only violence we saw in this country came from De Niro’s radical left pals who literally burned cities, committed murder and mayhem, and destroyed $2 billion in public and private property.]

But it’s a coward’s violence. You think Trump ever threw a punch himself or took one?

[OCS: This comes from an actor whose fights are choreographed, and nobody gets hurt.]

This guy who ran and hid in the White House bunker when there were protesters outside?

[OCS: Here was a guy who was hustled to safety by the Secret Service as a response to far-left radicals attacking the White House. Regarding safety, a President cannot override Secret Service orders.]

No way. He doesn’t get blood on his hands. No he doesn’t. He directs the mob to do his dirty work for him by making a suggestion and inference. He and his gang rivals, and follows his obvious order.

It’s no surprise that the murder rate and other violent crimes peaked under Trump, and a falling under Biden, and now he’s promising to use our own military to attack U.S. citizens.

[OCS: This is another half-faced lie as De Niro’s pals defund the police, fail to halt criminals, crazies, and terrorists at the border, and release hardened criminals into our communities. There has been no promise to use our military against U.S. citizens.]

That’s the tyrant. That’s the tyrant he’s telling us he’ll be. And believe me, he means it.

When Trump ran in 2016, it was like a joke. This buffoon running for President-- nah, never could happen.

We’d forgotten the lessons of history that showed us other clowns who weren’t taken seriously until they became vicious dictators.

With Trump, we have a second chance, and no one is laughing. Now, this is the time to stop him by voting him out once and for all.

We don’t want to wake up after the election saying what again? My God, what the hell have we done? We can’t have that happen again.

[OCS: Remember, De Niro is supporting a corrupt, traitorous candidate who is physically and mentally unable to perform the duties of the President, let alone the Commander-in-Chief. Taking his orders from his Obama handlers, being rewarded with ice cream, and being able to watch his favorite television shows. That’s when he is not vacationing and receiving secret medical treatments.]

Yesterday was Memorial Day. It’s a good time to reflect on how Americans fought and died, so that we may enjoy the freedoms guaranteed to us by a democratic government, a government that is President Lincoln said of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

[OCS: De Niro, playing politics on the backs of dead heroes who fought for our freedom and liberty.]

Under Trump, this kind of government will perish from the earth.

[OCS: It was Obama and Biden that gave us today’s quasi-police state and two-tiered system of justice. It is the progressive communist democrats who are destroying our nation.]

I don’t mean to scare you. No, no, wait. Maybe I do mean to scare you. If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms goodbye that we all take for granted and elections. Forget about it. That’s all that’s done.

[OCS: That’s the Democrats in a nutshell—lies and scare tactics.]

If he gets in, I can tell you right now he will never leave. He will never leave. You know that. He will never leave. What does that mean? Is that the country we want to live in, do we want him running this country and saying, I’m not leaving, I’m dictator for life.

[OCS: If he is so diabolical, why did he start the transition to Biden before the inauguration and avoid being at the turnover ceremony?]

I hope this new ad campaign reaches outside the bubble to remind supporters of what a danger he is to our lives.

[OCS: The clear and present danger is the progressive communist democrats—look at any major city they govern and see our future.]

This is not a threat. This is a reality.

And that’s why I’ve joined the Biden-Harris campaign.

Because the only way to preserve our freedoms and hold on to our humanity is to vote for Joe Biden for President.

[OCS: This is a sick joke, mainly because Biden and Harris are not likely to be the nominees after the election.]

Really do. We don’t have a choice.

On January 6th, while Republican lawmakers despicably tried to keep the loser Trump, the loser Trump in the White House and Trump inspired insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, brave men and women from law enforcement put their lives on the line to defend this country. Our democracy. They are the true heroes.

[OCS: Fuck you, Bobby, and the traitors you stand with.

Bottom line…

Are you going to believe a jumped-up actor or Donald Trump, the leader who was bringing prosperity to the nation? The man who had contained Russia and China. A man who was forging peace in the Middle East? Or Democrat traitors who are destroying America from within?

Biden’s message: We are going to protect you from a dictator by becoming dictators.

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


LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS DARKLY

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How evil are the Democrats and establishment Republicans?

The famed Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman was a man of first principles and a deconstructionist. He took the component parts of a problem and rearranged them to see if a greater truth emerged.

And as much as I abhor accusing our country of a heinous crime against humanity, I couldn’t help but consider a fact pattern that leads to an extremely dark conclusion, not a conspiracy, that hundreds of thousands of innocents have been killed or injured in a U.S. CIA/Department of State operation to simultaneously degrade Russia’s economy and military capabilities—while simultaneously enriching multinational energy companies and current and retired political and military actors who sit on their boards or own their stocks?

That the attempt to destroy or discredit former President Donald Trump is simply a precautionary measure to contain an awful truth? And that the current Iranian-backed actions in Gaza are a distraction from the bigger picture that would see numerous American politicians in the dock at The Hague for war crimes against humanity in Ukraine.

It appears that Ukraine is at the center of all the corrupt politics that is destroying America from within.

From the misuse of billions of taxpayer dollars to the attempt to cover up nefarious criminal activities of high-ranking government actors and non-governmental organizations, the same players seem to be involved, including high-ranking officials of our once premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

There is no reason we should not believe former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, when she declared, “Ukraine is a battleground for great power competition, with a hot war for the control of territory and a hybrid war to control Ukraine’s leadership.” And, might I add, oil pipelines into Europe?

Likewise, Ukraine is undoubtedly a vast source of covert power and untold riches for those with connections to politicians. Any attempt to disrupt the tentacles of power or flow of riches will be met with serious, if not lethal, resistance.

On one level, Ukraine is a U.S. proxy being used to degrade the Russian economy and military might. On another level, Ukraine is a battlefield over the gateway of economic oil and gas flowing from Russia into the European marketplace, competing with higher-cost American exports, seeking to use the developed Ukraine oil and gas distribution infrastructure to distribute American petroleum products.

So far, what we have observed can be described as “business as usual.” There is nothing new about the CIA and State Department’s involvement in the petroleum industry, from the 1953 toppling of the government of Iran, which threatened to nationalize the petroleum industry, to the present day.

In 1953, the CIA, in collaboration with British intelligence, orchestrated a coup d'état in Iran, code-named Operation Ajax, to overthrow the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadegh. Mossadegh had nationalized Iran's oil industry, which had previously been under British control through the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC), later known as British Petroleum (BP). The nationalization threatened British and American interests in the region, leading to covert actions to remove Mossadegh from power and reinstate the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, as the ruler of Iran. This event had significant long-term consequences for Iran and the region, contributing to the eventual Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Along with the coverup of government machinations, we find the malign hand of billionaire George Soros, who tried to capture Ukraine President Victor Yanukovych’s support of a proposed 2013 IMF trade deal that would require the privatization of Naftogaz, the national oil and gas company of Ukraine, to satisfy further IMF loan commitments.

When Yanukovych turned toward Russia, the coup was on, with Victoria Nuland, then Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State, leading the charge. The Maidan Color Revolution resulted in significant political changes in Ukraine, including the election of a new president, Petro Poroshenko, in May 2014.

In October 2014, Soros referred to Naftogaz as “a black hole in the budget and a major source of corruption,” calling for radical reforms that could reduce Ukraine’s dependence on Russian gas."

I will spare you the lengthy recital of players, including CIA-protected Hunter Biden’s involvement in Burisma and Joe Biden’s recorded self-confession of a quid-pro-quo extortion in Ukraine.

Joe Biden leveraged $1 billion in aid to persuade Ukraine to oust its top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, in March 2016. However, it’s essential to consider that Shokin was investigating Burisma Holdings, athe largest private gas player in Ukraine, where Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, served on the board with zero experience in petroleum, Ukraine, or Ukraninan legal matters. He was the gateway to Joe Biden's political influence. 

Bottom line...

Needless to say, these people fear a Trump Presidency and will try anything, and I mean anything, to stop him.

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


MEMORIAL DAY 2024

On this Memorial Day, 2024 …

Cartoonist Michael Ramirez says it all...

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Today, we commemorate our brave soldiers who died or were grievously wounded to safeguard our precious freedom. As we reflect on these sacrifices, let us honor their lives and consider and condemn those who would waste their magnificent contribution to America by knowingly collaborating with our enemies or restricting our God-given inalienable rights enshrined in our Constitution.

Those politicians, jurists, and others who overtly or covertly undermine or subvert our Constitution are every bit the foe of every American as if they were standing on the battlefield under arms.

Freedom is being squandered by self-serving traitors selling out our nation and its citizens for temporary political power.

While our troops fought to protect each other and our nation, today's political leadership, from the corrupt, incompetent, uncaring politicians, the bureaucratic cadre of progressive communist democrats, the activist judiciary that creates laws out of whole cloth, and those big technology multinationals that surreptitiously provide aid and comfort to our enemies, you are all little more than traitors in the battle to preserve America and American freedom.

Be grateful for your freedom; remember, it should never be taken for granted. In just a few cycles of progressive communist democrat intervention, we have seen our national resolve, military strength, and stature within the international community eroded by corrupt, incompetent, and uncaring progressive communist democrats. Our enemy appears to own the Democrat Party, which should rightly brand itself as the U.S. Communist Party.

Remember who we are and what we stand for -- and kick the bastards that do not agree to the curb.

The Patriotic Kid wishes you and yours a worshipful memorial day …

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It reminds you that it is not the government, the media, or the community organizers but our VETERANS, past, present, and future, who ensure your safety, security, and Constitutional liberties. 

And while the Democrats decide that their political agenda is more important than leading our great nation …

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Our men and women in uniform, their civilian support services, and their families are sacrificing to keep this nation strong and free.

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Be safe, be well, and care for yourself and your family first.

WHEN YOU ENTER THE VOTING BOOTH, REMEMBER THAT TODAY, THE AMERICA WE KNOW AND LOVE IS MORE AT RISK AT THE BALLOT BOX THAN ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

My father (ARMY) December 6, 1941, just before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and his best friend Freddie (USAF - Korea)...

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ARMY 1941 - 1945 Pacific Theatre Service with 24th Infantry "the first to fight" Division, 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery "C" (Scholfield Barracks -- Taromen) - Pearl Harbor Survivor

Be vigilant and prepared to protect yourself, your family, and your nation.

A SOLDIER Died Today

He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast

and he sat around the Legion telling stories of the past,
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, everyone.

And 'tho sometimes to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we'll hear his tales no longer, for old Bob has passed away
And the world's a little poorer, for a soldier died today.

No he won't be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary very quiet sort of life,
He held a job and raised a family, quietly going on his way;
And the world won't note his passing; 'tho a solder died today.

When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great,
Papers tell of their life stories from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed, and unsung.

Is the greatest contribution to the welfare of our land
some jerk who breaks his promise and cons his fellow man?
Or the ordinary fellow who in time of war and strife
Goes off to serve his Country and offers up his life?

The politician's stipend and the style in which he lives
Are sometimes disproportionate to the services he gives,
While the ordinary soldier, who offered up his all,
Is paid off with a medal, and perhaps a pension small.

It's so easy to forget them, for it was so long ago
That our Bob's and Jim's and Johnny's went to battle, but we know
It was not the politicians, with their compromise and ploys
Who won for us the freedom that our country now enjoys.

Should you find yourself in danger with your enemies at hand,
Would you really want some cop-out with his ever waffling stand?
Or would you want a soldier who has sworn to defend
His home, his kin, and country, and would fight until the end?

He was just a common soldier and his ranks are growing thin
But his presence should remind us, we may need his like again.
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.

If we cannot do him honor while he's here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give him homage at the ending of his days.
Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:

"OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY".

Author Unknown

-- 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


I WANT MY AMERICA BACK

I want my America back...

Duke
John Wayne would have been 117 years old. (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)


“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


NO JOKE: BIDEN WANTS BLACKS TO HONOR THUG DRUGGIE GEORGE FLOYD BY VOTING DEMOCRAT

No joke! As he panders to a declining black constituency, the President of the United States is actually honoring a drug-addled thug who died of a drug overdose while resisting police arrest.

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The official word...

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Statement From President Joe Biden on Four Years Since George Floyd’s Murder

The day before George Floyd’s funeral, his young daughter Gianna told me, “Daddy changed the world.” Four years after her father’s murder, there is no doubt that he has.

[OCS: Another one of Joe Biden’s lies about his involvement in the civil rights movement while being a racist, segregationist, and attempting to stop civil rights legislation.]

George Floyd should be alive today. His murder shook the conscience of our nation and reminded us that our country has never fully lived up to its highest ideal of fair and impartial justice for all under the law. What we witnessed as a result was one of the largest modern civil rights movements in our Nation’s history, with people from every background marching together against racism and systemic injustice.

[OCS: George Floyd was not murdered. He died from a self-inflicted drug overdose, complicated by underlying medical conditions while resisting arrest. What we witnessed was a coordinated communist attack on our nation by democrats and their thuggish allies—with nobody held responsible for the murder, mayhem, arson, looting, and two billion in damage to public and private property.]

Two years ago, alongside George Floyd’s family, civil rights leaders, and law enforcement officials, I signed an executive order to implement key aspects of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act with respect to federal law enforcement, including: restricting chokeholds and no-knock warrants, and establishing a database for police misconduct—all measures to advance effective, transparent and accountable policing.

[OCS: Real justice in policing would see the release of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, a political prisoner of the progressive democrat party whose trial was a miscarriage of justice. What we now see is a political party that treats criminals as victims while ignoring the actual victims. A political party that advocates defunding the police and releasing hardened criminals into our communities. A political party that promotes petty crime in our neighborhoods.]

My Administration has made significant progress in implementing this Executive Order, and will continue our work to build public trust and strengthen public safety. But real and lasting change at the state and local level will only come when Congress acts. That’s why I will continue to urge Congress to send the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which ensures law enforcement accountability, to my desk.

[OCS: Once again, everything the Democrats say is the opposite of what they do. They are not about building public trust and strengthening public safety. They are about pandering to one of their coalition constituency that commits a disproportionate amount of crime.]

As we mark this solemn day tomorrow, we join George Floyd’s family in remembering his life and his legacy. We are vigilant of Black and brown communities who all too often have borne the brunt of injustice; and we recommit ourselves to honoring George Floyd’s legacy by ensuring our Nation lives up to its founding ideal that we are all created equal and deserve to be treated equally throughout our lives.

[OCS: I find it abhorrent and repugnant that, on a day meant to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation’s freedom and liberty, we are being asked to remember a “garbage person” who did nothing for his country except help the progressive communist democrats to destroy it from within.]

<Source: The White House>

Bottom line…

Free Derek Chauvin, who did nothing wrong, and revile both Joe Biden and George Floyd, garbage people who did nothing but hurt our glorious and exceptional nation.

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


THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE ORDERS ISRAEL TO STOP ITS WAR ON TERROR IN RAFAH

There is no doubt that the terrorist group Hamas, the elected governing body of Gaza, did breach an existing cease-fire and viciously attacked Israel on October 7, which resulted in the death of 1,200+ innocent victims and continues to hold approximately 125 hostages. Likewise, there is no doubt that this is an act of genocidal war against Israel by an Iranian-funded and trained proxy.

Yet the United Nations International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to “Immediately halt its military offensive, and any other action in the Rafah Governorate, which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part.”

The Israeli action in Rafah is necessary to end the existence of the genocidal terrorists known as Hamas and is an action that is crucial to the protection of the Israeli population and the survival of the State of Israel. 

The Court’s Order

ICJ-LOGOApplication of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel)
Request for the modification of the Order of 28 March 2024
The Court reaffirms its previous provisional measures and indicates new measures

THE HAGUE, 24 May 2024. The International Court of Justice today delivered its Order on the request for the modification and the indication of provisional measures submitted by South Africa on 10 May 2024 in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide in the Gaza Strip (South Africa v. Israel).

In its Order, the Court:

(1) By thirteen votes to two, Reaffirms the provisional measures indicated in its Orders of 26 January 2024 and 28 March 2024, which should be immediately and effectively implemented;

(2) Indicates the following provisional measures: The State of Israel shall, in conformity with its obligations under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and in view of the worsening conditions of life faced by civilians in the Rafah Governorate:

(a) By thirteen votes to two, Immediately halt its military offensive, and any other action in the Rafah Governorate, which may inflict on the Palestinian group in Gaza conditions of life that could bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;

(b) By thirteen votes to two, Maintain open the Rafah crossing for unhindered provision at scale of urgently needed basic services and humanitarian assistance;

(c) By thirteen votes to two, Take effective measures to ensure the unimpeded access to the Gaza Strip of any commission of inquiry, fact-finding mission or other investigative body mandated by competent organs of the United Nations to investigate allegations of genocide;


(3) By thirteen votes to two, Decides that the State of Israel shall submit a report to the Court on all measures taken to give effect to this Order, within one month as from the date of this Order.

<Source: International Court of Justice>

Fuck off and die…

It is a proven fact that the United Nations’ facilities and funding were used in the attack on Israel, specifically the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

The UNRWA-Hamas Linkage

Since Hamas’ savage attack against Israel on October 7th 2023, the IDF has been operating in Gaza to eliminate Hamas’ military and governance capabilities and free the Israeli hostages. During this operation, a wealth of new intelligence has been gathered on Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and other terror organizations. Israeli forces have retrieved millions of documents in captured enemy material.

This new intelligence exposed two related issues: first, the involvement of United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) employees in the October 7th massacre. Second, the deep and systemic infiltration by those terror organizations, particularly Hamas, into the ranks of UNRWA.

What are the new findings on UNRWA in Gaza?

The collection and analysis of the new information is still ongoing, yet it is already clear that a significant share of UNRWA’s employees in Gaza serve in the ranks of Hamas and other terror organizations, almost 500 of them in military positions. They fulfill various roles in UNRWA, including senior positions. For example, at least eighteen school principals in Gaza are members of Hamas’ military wing.

Over thirty UNRWA facilities in Gaza have been found to contain terror infrastructures such as tunnel shafts, reflecting a deeply concerning, and possibly systematic, abuse of the status of these facilities for terrorist purposes. Hamas operated a high-end server farm directly under UNRWA’s Gaza headquarters, with communication and electricity cables connecting both compounds.

Intelligence shows that Hamas considers UNRWA an essential asset both for maintaining its rule over Gaza and for exploiting its facilities to build terror infrastructure. It is not a case of “a few rotten apples”, as some have tried to portray it.

Multiple times in the past, Israel provided UNRWA with information on members of Hamas that the agency employs, yet no action was taken.

<Source>

Since Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is too diplomatic to tell the Court to “fuck off and die,” I will say it!

The International Court of Justice is a joke…

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, was created to promote international peace and justice. However, it has been an abject failure in that role.

  1. Limited Jurisdiction: Adherence to Court rulings is voluntary, and the court's legal jurisdiction is restricted to cases where both parties agree to its authority. This compromises and limits the court's effectiveness in resolving disputes, as participants can tell the Court to “pound sand” and go away.

  2. Political Influence: The selection process for judges and the politicization of cases compromises the Court’s integrity and legitimacy, which casts doubt on the impartiality of its rulings. Powerful states may exert influence over the court’s decisions. Consider that the Court’s current President, Nawaf Salam, is an Arab from Lebanon, a failed state ruled by the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, which is at war with Israel. Yet we find Salam voting to halt Israel’s response to the egregious October 7 attack by the terrorist group Hamas, another Iranian proxy, operating in Gaza.

  3. Enforcement Issues: The Court lacks its own enforcement mechanism and demands participatory nations breach their sovereignty to hold their citizens and organizations responsible to a foreign power.  This leads to selective or non-enforcement based on political considerations.

  4. Slow Proceedings: Cases brought before the ICJ can take years or even decades to resolve, preventing timely and effective remedies to injustice.

  5. Ineffectiveness in Resolving Major Conflicts: Despite the United Nations' mandate to prevent or settle conflicts, it has failed to address many of the most significant international conflicts in the world today.

  6. Internal Corruption: Many of those associated with the UN’s various operations are corrupt, venal, self-serving reprobates—some even participating in egregious activities they are charged with preventing.

Bottom line…

There comes a time when the insanity and corrupt self-interests of United Nations poohbahs just aren’t worth it anymore. The International Court of Justice is a corrupt political construct and cannot be trusted to address significant issues in today’s world at war.

The United States should limit its funding for the United Nations and its activities and relocate its operations to the Hague, where it belongs with all the other European grifters and appeasers.

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


UN-AMERICAN: UNITED AUTOWORKERS UNION OPENLY SUPPORTS TERRORISTS AND TERRORISM

There is little doubt in my mind that unions are returning to their Marxist/Communist roots to support the Democrat Party…

Uaw-terrorists
I am dead set opposed to parasitical unions. They no longer serve any useful function, considering the range of legal remedies available to the workers to address safety issues and other grievances. They exist as a racket to increase their membership, dues income, control over pension funds, and political power. They are damaging to both corporations and public institutions as they serve as a direct vector of political corruption and the misuse of taxpayer funds.

However, I never thought that I would see an American union openly support Hamas, a terrorist organization that butchers innocent civilians, and Gaza, where 70% of inhabitants elected Hamas as their governing body and celebrated the mass murder of innocent Israeli men, women, and children in the most barbaric, vicious,  and brutal fashion.

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The UAWs negotiated high labor costs was a significant factor contributing to the decline of the auto industry, particularly the Detroit Big Three automakers (General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler). These high labor costs, including wages, benefits, and pensions, have made American automakers less competitive compared to foreign manufacturers with lower labor costs.

The UAW’s rigid work rules and practices stifled innovation and flexibility in the workplace by resisting changes to work practices or automated technology.

Abolishing unions could allow companies to adapt quickly to changing market conditions and preserve jobs. One only needs to review the history of corrupt unions that have destroyed the auto industry. 

The UAW, which represents automotive industry workers, has faced scandals related to political corruption. In recent years, high-ranking UAW officials have been implicated in embezzlement schemes, kickbacks, and other corrupt practices.

Bottom line…

Decertify the unions.

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 GOVERNOR GAVIN "GRUESOME" NEWSOM IS A PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT SCHMUCK

GN-DEFICIT

The man who is running hard to replace President Joseph Biden in the 2024 presidential election is your typical elite progressive communist democrat fool who believes he is qualified to lead our nation and impose California’s insane policies on the country.

Regardless of the fact that California’s fiscal status is fiction and created by an accounting system that is defective by design, our idiot Governor has managed to turn a fictional $97.5 billion budget surplus two years ago into a very real and probably understated $45 billion deficit.

The man with all the answers…

Two years ago, the surplus was attributed to “surging revenues from the post-pandemic economic recovery.”

No other state in American history has ever experienced a surplus as large as this,” Newsom said as he unveiled a revised $300 billion 2022-23 budget, which was $14 billion higher than his original proposal

The budget he signed a month later was even larger, $307 billion, with immense new commitments, including cash payments to poor families and expansions of health care and early childhood education. <Source>

And now, two years later, the deficit is being blamed on the weather.

“We anticipated that shortfall,” Newsom said at a news conference in which he outlined his plan to close the budget gap. “What we didn’t anticipate is these rain bombs … these atmospheric rivers that led to a federal declaration that led to FEMA and the IRS moving in a direction where we couldn’t collect our taxes until, I believe Nov. 16, as opposed to April 15.”

He went on to say he considered “our financial delays as just another example of why we need to tackle” climate change, which “has impacts well beyond those that are often promoted.” <Source>

California’s Moral Authority?

According to UCLA economics professor and Hoover Institution senior fellow Lee Ohanian, Gavin Newsom doesn’t want to be in the background. He is on a quest to impose California’s “moral authority” on the rest of the country, or at least on red states whose policies he disagrees with. He states in his interview, “It’s time to get on offense.” How? By using the economic strength of California’s economy. But in his zeal to fight states and politicians whose politics he doesn’t like with the bludgeon of California’s economy, not only has Newsom lost sight of the state’s enormous policy priorities, but his decisions are either misfiring or negatively impacting the state, or both.

California has a travel ban on state government–affiliated travel to 23 US states because of policies that don’t align with California political leaders’ beliefs.

And then there is Newsom’s recent decision to cut state ties with Walgreens pharmacy: “California won't be doing business with @walgreens—or any company that cowers to the extremists and puts women’s lives at risk. We’re done.”

Newsom was angry because Walgreens, one of the country’s largest pharmacy chains, chose to stop selling the abortion drug mifepristone in the 20 states where its sale is being legally challenged. Walgreens explained its decision on the basis of obeying state laws: “We intend to be a certified pharmacy and will distribute Mifepristone only in those jurisdictions where it is legal and operationally feasible.”

So, Newsom decided California would no longer do business with Walgreens, even though Walgreens was selling mifepristone in California. Newsom later found out that canceling one of the largest pharmacies in California isn’t so easy. And this was good news for millions of poor and disabled Californians who receive healthcare through Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid system, and who receive their Medi-Cal prescriptions through Walgreens. <Source>

Bottom line…

I can’t imagine this putz running the federal government and using executive orders to continue the work of Obama and Biden to destroy America from within.

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


DEMOCRATS: DECEPTION & DISHONESTY

Wh-lies

There is no doubt that President Joe Biden is unfit to serve as the President of the United States and the Commander-in-Chief.

Not only is he physically impaired and experiencing balance and stability issues, but he is grossly cognitively impaired to the point where his memory malfunctions to the extent he is not well grounded in time and location. He experiences difficulty reading the teleprompter and often slurs his words into incoherent sounds. Moreover, he is a habitual liar who says anything that comes to mind.

Unfortunately, his handlers, overwhelmingly Obama acolytes, have a vested interest in maintaining power for as long as possible.

In addition to limiting his public appearances and providing extensive directions with pictures, Biden still gets it wrong and spouts nonsense.

You cannot even trust his recorded communications, which often require several attempts to patch together even a 15-second statement.

We are also finding that the White House Communication team is going beyond protecting Biden and altering official White House communications, contrary to the Presidential Records Act.

White House Issues Nine Corrections to Biden’s NAACP Speech

Biden's transcripts are often confounding, but this one published by the White House was extra messy despite the president only speaking for 18 minutes.

  • And when I was vice president, things were kind of bad during the pandemic [recession], and what happened was Barack said to me, “Go to Detroit and help fix it.”
  • Folks, I’m humbled to receive this organization [award], which defines the character and consequence of what we do.
  • Look, folks, I just came from Atlanta, where I delivered a commencement at Morehouse College.  (Applause.)  It was truly inspiresing [inspiring]: over 400 young Black men who will do extraordinary things.
  • I protected and expanded the Affordable Care Act, saving millions of families $800,000 in prem- — $8,000 [$800] in — a year in premiums.
  • We’re increasing access to capital to start business and loans to buy homes.  We’re cracking down on corporate landlords who [to] keep rents down.
  • He not only denies reproductive freedom but worsens the mortality rate for Black moms, who have [are] nearly three times more likely to die from pregnancy complications than a white woman.
  • Just listen to him.  He calls the irrectionists [insurrectionists] who stormed Capitol Hill “patriots.”
  • Donald Trump has said, if he loses again in November, there will be, quote, “bloodshed” [“bloodbath”]. What in God’s name are we talking about here?
  • His spirit endures.  The NAAC [NAACP] spirit endures.

<Source>

One could forgive occasional mistakes in numbers or misspoken words, even with a teleprompter and written large-print copy, but it is much harder to forgive a constant barrage of half-truths and outright lies, many of which have been repeated often--even after being debunked as being obvious falsehoods.

Even worse are those who cover for him with their own deceptions like the incompetent White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre whose only qualification is that she is an intersectional (female, black, lesbian), and the duplicitous John Kirby, a retired United States Navy rear admiral (a restricted line officer NOT eligible for command at sea.) serving as White House National Security Communications Advisor.

Bottom line…

An analysis of White House transcripts by the Daily Caller last month revealed that the White House communication staff has had to correct Mr. Biden’s public remarks at least 148 times since the start of the year. <Source>

The only way I can describe the progressive communist democrats, including Joe Biden, is Fraudulent, Deceitful, Duplicitous, and Cunning. Scheming, Treacherous, Underhanded, Machiavellian, Conniving, Shady, Unscrupulous, Crafty, Sneaky, Machinating, Disingenuous, Insidious, Guileful, Devious, False, Fake, and Full of Shit.

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


DEMOCRATS DUMP ON DEMOCRACY, AGAIN!

Once again, I am disgusted by the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden Administration who sought to acknowledge the death of a despicable mass murderer widely known as the "Butcher of Tehran" for his 1988 signature on an execution order that led to the deaths of thousands of innocents and other dissidents who opposed the despotic and theocratic Islamic regime. Not to mention the systematic rape of women to prevent them from entering the afterlife as a virgin and the hanging and roof-tossing of gays. 

But then again, the progressive communist democrats have screwed both the Americans and the Iranians, starting with former President Jimmy Carter, the father of Islamo-fascism, including former President Barack Obama, who single-handedly resuscitated Iran's faltering economy and set them on a path to nuclear-armed ballistic missiles capable of striking the United States, to President Joe Biden, who has relaxed sanctions on Iran and allowed billions of dollars to flow into Iran's state-sponsored terrorism that is directed at a U.S. ally. 

Unbelievable...

Dos-work

On the Death of Iranian President Raisi and Others in a Helicopter Crash

PRESS STATEMENT
MATTHEW MILLER, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON
MAY 20, 2024

The United States expresses its official condolences for the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian, and other members of their delegation in a helicopter crash in northwest Iran. As Iran selects a new president, we reaffirm our support for the Iranian people and their struggle for human rights and fundamental freedoms. <Source: U.S. Department of State>

Miller defends the State Department's action...

Miller defended the State Department's message during a press conference Monday, stating that the U.S. offered condolences upon the deaths of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, both of whom the U.S. had major disagreements with.

"It is a step that the United States takes, recognizing that people have families, and in no way, in no way at all undermining our fundamental view of the Iranian regime and its crimes against its own people and our support for the Iranian people," Miller said. <Source>

Even worse...

Before a worldwide audience, United States Ambassador Robert Wood — a Senate-confirmed Biden nominee who serves as America's Alternate Representative to the United Nations and its General Assembly stood up and joined the moment of silence "in remembrance of the loss of life in a crash of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi."

Who is Ebrahim Raisi?

Meet ‘The Butcher,’ Iran’s New President Ebrahim Raisi
In picking a mass murderer as his potential successor, Iran’s supreme leader hopes to make the United States a willing partner in the repression of his country’s people

Most notably, though, Raisi was one of four members of a death committee responsible for the 1988 execution of thousands of Iranian prisoners of conscience in the space of a few months. The ideologically motivated mass executions constituted both a crime against humanity and genocide—a cleansing of religious infidels—according to international human rights expert Geoffrey Robertson. It was a massacre, he says, comparable to those at Srebrenica and the Katyn Forest.

Raisi would typically spend only a few minutes with each prisoner—some young children—asking them questions to test their allegiance to radical Islam. The prisoners, mostly leftist revolutionaries who had helped bring the regime to power, typically refused to feign loyalty, even after prolonged and brutal torture, which in some cases was personally directed and overseen by Raisi. It is estimated that a minimum of a few thousand and as many as 30,000 were killed by hanging or firing squad. The massacre is still shrouded in secrecy, with the regime continuing to deny information to the families of those killed, including about the location of their loved ones’ remains.

What is known is the speed and efficiency of killing, with hangings using forklifts every half hour, and the dumping of dead bodies in piles on trucks, a method and pace that traumatized the executioners themselves. Virgins were systematically raped before their execution, to circumvent the Islamic prohibition on killing virgins and to prevent women and girls from reaching heaven. The executed were ordered to write their own names on their hands before they went to their death. The massacre is a trauma etched into the collective consciousness of all of the Iranian people, throughout the country and throughout the diaspora. <Source>

Bottom line...

While it is impolitic to celebrate the death of another human being, these pricks were so evil as to create an exception for those who would pose an ongoing threat to humanity.

There is no doubt that the Democrats cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States, its sovereignty, the rule of law, or our economy.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

Iran-p


“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


TRUTH, JUSTICE, AND THE AMERICAN WAY

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An inelegant elegy, a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the brain dead.

In the heart of the nation, where politicians play,

Lived a crooked shyster, slick in his way.

His name was Joe Biden, with a smile so wide,

But beneath the grin, dark secrets did hide.

 

He promised the people the moon and the stars,

But his hands were deep in the cookie jars.

With a handshake firm and a wink of his eye,

He spun tales of hope, but they were a lie.

 

Votes were his currency, trust his façade,

A thief of rhetoric, deception his god.

Behind closed doors, deals were struck,

Quid pro quo, and a stroke of luck.

 

His pockets grew heavy, his conscience light,

In the dead of the night, he counted his might.

Whispers in corridors, rumors on streets,

Of Biden’s empire, built on deceit.

 

The people grew weary, their eyes opened wide,

To the crooked ways, he could no longer hide.

Protests erupted, voices demanded,

Protect Joe Biden whose lies expanded.

 

But Biden, ever cunning, played his last card,

A debate full of promises, though his soul was scarred.

He swore he'd change, be a candidate reborn,

Yet, behind the scenes, more corruption was sworn.

 

In the annals of history, his name would remain,

A symbol of power, stained with disdain.

For in the heart of the nation, where shadows still play,

Biden’s legacy lingers, in the nation’s decay.

 

From the golden towers, a figure arose,

Donald Trump, the rescuer, in bold repose.

With a voice of thunder and a gaze so keen,

He vowed to challenge the tainted machine.

 

"Drain the swamp!" he cried, with fervor bright,

To bring to light the shadows of night.

He waged his war on corruption's grip,

Determined to right the nation’s sinking ship.

 

Through trials and turmoil, battles he fought,

Exposing the truths that the nation sought.

A nation divided, yet hope still sparked,

As Trump’s crusade left its indelible mark.

 

For in the annals of history, both names remain,

One etched with glory, the other with stain.

And the heart of the nation, where shadows once lay,

Stands the truth in the light of day.

Help save America...

VOTE-FOR


“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


IT ALL STINKS

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HOW CAN HE RUN WHEN HE CAN'T EVEN WALK?


“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


WHAT'S THIS WALLET THING, FOOL?

Today, I received an email from a credit card company announcing upcoming changes to their Digital Services Agreement. One of the changes mentioned in the email was about Paze℠, specifically about how to activate the Paze digital wallet and what information is shared.

Of course, there was the obligatory hostage message presenting the classic take-it-or-leave-it Hobson’s choice. “Your continued use of our Digital Services after the effective date will constitute your acceptance of these changes.”

This set me to thinking about the progress of user-experience computing.

Web-3-1

The continuing evolution of the web has undoubtedly brought about remarkable and transformative changes in how we interact, share information, and conduct business. From the static pages of Web 1.0 to the dynamic and interactive platforms of Web 2.0 and now to the decentralized promise of Web 3.0, each stage has its own set of benefits and challenges.

However, as we advance, we must acknowledge the increasing concerns regarding resilience, centralized vulnerabilities, and exposure to governmental control and cyber threats.

Web 1.0 -- The Static Foundation: Often referred to as the "read-only" web characterized by static HTML pages, limited interactivity, and a clear separation between content creators and content consumers. Most websites were simple information displays with most interactivity being limited to simple navigation, and data entry using fixed form fields.

Resilience and Vulnerability:

  • Resilience: Web 1.0 was relatively resilient due to its simplicity and the decentralized nature of static websites hosted on various independent servers. One server or site had minimal impact on the user or the broader web.

  • Vulnerability: The primary vulnerabilities were related to the HTML miscoding, the lack of clean data, and lack of user interaction. The absence of complex functionalities reduced the attack vulnerabilities for hackers, and governmental control was mostly limited to regulating ISPs and domain registrars.

Web 2.0 -- The Dynamic and Interactive Era: Touted as a so-called paradigm shift that featured greater interactivity and the ability to post user-generated content, the web saw the rise of  collaborative computing, dynamic web applications, and manipulative social media platforms like Facebook, Google, and Twitter, to name a few.

Resilience and Vulnerability:

  • Resilience: Web 2.0's resilience was both increased and hampered by the expansion of cloud computing and CDN (Content Delivery Network) technologies. However, the centralization of data and services in the hands of a few oligarch-controlled platform giants continued to produce single points of failure.

  • Vulnerability: Centralized control meant that large-scale data breaches could expose millions of users' data simultaneously. Governments found it easier to exert control through regulations, subpoenas, and censorship directives directed at these centralized entities. Hackers also had lucrative targets due to the vast amounts of data stored by these companies.

Web 3.0 -- The Decentralized Promise: At this time, Web 3.0 is little more than a gimmick which claims that blockchain technology, decentralized applications (dApps), and smart contracts will allow users more control over their data. The truth is that the hardware and services are still controlled by a few large entities beholden to the government regime in power.

Resilience and Vulnerability:

  • Resilience: In theory, Web 3.0 offers increased resilience through decentralization with distributed networks reducing the likelihood of single points of failure. If one node fails, the network remains operational. However, timing and synchronization issues can scramble data although the network remains viable.

  • Vulnerability: Unfortunately, despite its decentralized nature, additional vulnerabilities in database timing, synchronization, and forward consistency were all known vulnerabilities. The complexity of blockchain technology introduces new vectors for cyber attacks. Smart contracts, while powerful, can be exploited if not properly coded. Moreover, the decentralized nature does not entirely eliminate government control. Governments can still regulate and impose sanctions on blockchain networks and their participants. Additionally, decentralized networks can sometimes lack the rapid response capabilities of centralized systems when dealing with threats or breaches.

  • Governance and Regulation: Decentralized networks require robust governance mechanisms. Without them, they can become chaotic and difficult to manage. Regulatory compliance also becomes complex as authorities struggle to apply traditional legal frameworks to decentralized systems in order to maintain control and grab their slice of the pie.

  • Security: While decentralization is touted to reduces single points of failure, it complicates security management based on manipulatable consensus mechanisms and the potential for 51% attacks in smaller networks.

  • Interoperability: Ensuring seamless interaction between various decentralized platforms is still a major issue where lack of standardization can lead to fragmentation and inefficiencies, as can increased standardization. 

Bottom line…

Woe to the individual or organization that loses access to the wallet due to hardware failure, password loss, or hacking.

Of course, the actual vulnerability is found in the underlying internet protocol (IPv4), a standard suite of protocols between two communication points across the IP network that provide data authentication, integrity, and confidentiality. Most sites still operate under IPv4 and refuse to upgrade to the newer, more secure IPv6, although most modern computers can handle both protocols.

Likewise, we see increased vulnerability in foreign-sourced hardware and software, which is user-opaque and contains hidden communications with unknown servers—ostensibly to improve the design and the “user experience.” Few people know what is being transferred and the intended usage of the data which can contain behavioral cues.

We are being 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 & TRUMP: DON'T TAKE DE-BAIT

Presidential debates can be pivotal in any election cycle, offering voters a direct comparison of the candidates' policies, personalities, and competencies.

However, the role of the debate moderator is equally crucial, as their questions and demeanor can shape the discourse. When moderators exhibit partisan biases, the integrity of these debates can be significantly compromised.

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Although I do not believe there will be a debate between President Biden and former President Trump, even under the apparent bias of CNN, a partisan media platform, and its partisan moderators, CNN Anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, and even with the restrictive rules of no audience, strict time controls, and microphone mute switching, I caution everybody about progressive communist democrat gaslighting.

DEBATE-TOPICS

Even if such a debate were to occur, let us beware of the influence of biased partisan moderators on presidential debates.

Shaping Perceptions through Questions

Moderators are tasked with posing challenging yet fair questions to each candidate. A biased moderator may frame questions in ways that either favor or disadvantage a candidate, consciously or unconsciously steering the debate. For example, a moderator with a known partisan lean might ask leading questions that highlight the strengths of one candidate while focusing on the controversies surrounding another. Or a biased moderator may fail to ask pertinent follow-up questions based on a participant’s answer. This can skew public perception, making one candidate appear more competent or trustworthy than the other.

Influencing Debate Dynamics

The way moderators handle interruptions and rule enforcement also plays a critical role. A partisan moderator might allow one candidate more leeway to interrupt or speak over their opponent, thereby dominating the conversation and appearing more assertive. Conversely, if a moderator frequently cuts off or challenges a specific candidate, it can create an impression of weakness or lack of control. Such dynamics can significantly influence viewers' perceptions of the candidates’ abilities to lead and manage conflict.

Introducing Real-Time Fact Checking

While real-time fact-checking during presidential debates can become a crucial tool for holding candidates accountable for their statements, we have seen evidence of biased fact-checkers from various partisan organizations scrutinize claims, ostensibly to ensure accuracy and provide context, introducing errors and propaganda into the debate. Suspicious partisan sources such as PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and NPR have been proven to be disingenuous and dishonest.

Far from helping voters discern truth from misinformation during high-stakes political debates, these organizations further muddy the waters with their misinformation, disinformation, and malinformation.

  • Misinformation refers to false or inaccurate information that is spread without the intent to deceive. It is often the result of mistakes, misunderstandings, or rumors.
  • Disinformation is deliberately false information spread with the intention to deceive or mislead. It is often used to manipulate public opinion or obscure the truth.
  • Malinformation involves the sharing of true information with the intent to cause harm. This can include private or sensitive information that is disclosed to damage a person's reputation or create a negative outcome.

Impact on Voter Trust

When voters detect bias in the moderation of debates, it can erode trust in the electoral process. The perception of unfairness can lead to disillusionment and skepticism about the legitimacy of the debates and, by extension, the candidates themselves. This distrust can lower voter turnout and increase political polarization, as individuals may feel that the system is rigged against their preferred candidate.

Bottom line…

Regardless of the debate rules, the influence of biased partisan moderators on presidential debates is profound and cannot be overlooked. This applies to moderators of all platforms, whether CNN or FOXNEWS.

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


The Alarming Appointment: When a President Chooses a Security Advisor Tied to Terrorism

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The Democrat Party has been infiltrated with destructive foreign operatives who wish to destroy Israel …

What does it say about the progressive communist democrat party when they nominate an individual, Barack Obama, with a sketchy background and known associations with domestic terrorists and communists, to be the President of the United States?

A President who uses the power of America to resuscitate and revitalize Iran’s economy, a hostile foreign power whose mantra is “Death to America?” Putting Iran on the path to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missile delivery systems?

Even worse, what does it say about the progressive communist democrat party when they nominate another individual, Joe Biden, who is mentally unable to fulfill the role of the President of the United States and is surrounded by acolytes of his sketchy predecessor, Obama? And who, using election shenanigans, managed to become the President of the United States?

A President who then knowingly or unknowingly continues the work of his progressive communist democrat predecessor to aid and abet Iran, a known state sponsor of terrorism and killer of American soldiers?

A President who openly disparages Israel, one of our staunchest allies, to provide material aid to a terrorist force and a majority population threatening the safety and security of our ally?

But it gets worse, much worse…

Few decisions in politics and governance carry as much weight as the appointment of a security advisor. This individual is the guardian of a nation’s safety, entrusted with the critical task of protecting its citizens from internal and external threats. However, what happens when the very person chosen for this role has demonstrable links to radical terrorist groups and enemies of the state? The ramifications are not only concerning but potentially catastrophic.

So how can you justify President Biden’s choice of Maher Bitar, a known anti-Israel political activist, as the National Security Council Coordinator for Intelligence and Defense Policy and Deputy Assistant to the President? An individual who could easily compromise the security of both America and Israel. Or, you might ask, was it Obama’s acolyte National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan who did the dirty deed?

This decision should have sent up red flags and sparked widespread outrage among intelligence and law enforcement professionals. Why? Because Maher Bitar has a troubling history, with undeniable ties to radical terrorist organizations and known adversaries of both America and Israel.

Bitar operates at the top of the intelligence food chain and has access to everything…

  • In 2005, Bitar interned for the anti-Israel organization Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP). FMEP has provided grants to multiple anti-Israel groups, such as Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and IfNotNow (INN).

  • In 2006, Bitar graduated from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he was on the executive board of the school’s radical Students for Justice in Palestine, an anti-Semitic, Muslim Brotherhood-aligned front group for anti-Israel terrorists. After his law degree from Georgetown, Bitar received a Master’s from Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Center in “Forced Migration,” where he wrote a thesis about the “Nakba,” or the catastrophe of Israel’s founding.

  • Bitar worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Malaysia and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Jerusalem. UNRWA with direct links to terrorist activities against Israel.

  • During the Obama Administration, Bitar worked at the National Security Council (NSC) as Director for Israel and Palestinian Affairs and was a deputy to Samantha Power during her tenure at the NSC. Remember, the NSC was the nest of vipers who helped to cripple the presidency of Donald Trump. Samantha Power, married to radical progressive communist democrat Cass Sunstein, was one of Obama’s chief political operatives and at the center of several controversies.

  • In 2017, Bitar joined the House Intelligence Committee as general counsel for the Democrats, where he played a role in the first impeachment of Donald Trump. He was also legal counsel to U.S. Representative Adam Schiff. Both the NSC and Schiff were involved in concocting a false narrative and hoax that led to the sham impeachment of Donald Trump. 

  • In January 2021, President Biden appointed Bitar to become the Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs at the NSC.

  • In January 2024, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan promoted Bitar to Deputy Assistant to the President and Intelligence and Defense Policy Coordinator at the NSC.

The implications of such an appointment cannot be overstated. At a time when global security threats loom large, the importance of having a capable and trustworthy security advisor cannot be ignored. This individual is privy to sensitive information, strategic plans, and classified intelligence, making their allegiance and integrity non-negotiable.

One of the primary concerns surrounding Bitar’s appointment is the potential compromise of national security. How can a person with connections to pro-terrorist groups be expected to prioritize the safety and well-being of our nation or that of Israel, one of our closest allies? The inherent conflict of interest is glaring, raising questions about whose interests this advisor truly serves.

Bottom line….

In the final analysis, Bitar is not an intelligence professional; he is an anti-Israel political activist. Biden is an addled individual willing to accede to the demands of his handlers like Bitar.

While there is no doubt Bitar is a well-educated and experienced individual, I believe his associations and support for pro-terrorist groups should have been just cause to deny his security clearance and any role in our government with access to classified information involving Israel.

The appointment of a security advisor with demonstrable links to radical pro-terrorist groups and enemies of the state represents a grave threat to national security. It undermines the foundation of trust between the government, its citizens, and its allies.

When elected President, President Trump must disband and reconstitute the NSC and prioritize the safety and well-being of the nation above all other considerations. The stakes are too high to ignore the warning signs of another such perilous appointment.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

VIGILANCE

TERROR-FLAG


“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


Explaining Jihad Joe and the Unholy Alliance Between the Progressive Communist Democrats and Islamists

UNHOLY ALLIANCE

We are witnessing an almost inexplicable resurgence of virulent anti-Semitism since World War II, a conflict that involved virtually every part of the world. While there is nothing new about anti-Semitism, what is surprising is the degree to which it is embraced by our rather secular government, educational institutions, and non-governmental actors.

I ask myself, what, if anything, has changed, and how did I miss a movement with such a monumental influence on world affairs?

The thing that distinguishes anti-Semitism from other forms of prejudice is the lethal nature of mass anti-Semitism and the ease at which it appears to be increasing in both Europe and the United States.

Today, I find myself compelled to address a particularly concerning phenomenon: the seemingly sudden alliance between the radical progressive communist democrats and the very Islamists who would kill them in a heartbeat without further thought or concern.

I ask myself, why would an American President like Barack Obama want to resuscitate a failing authoritarian Iranian regime that is known to sponsor worldwide terrorism and assist in funding both a nuclear arsenal and an intercontinental ballistic missile delivery system that threatens the very existence of America?

And why would another president, Joe Biden, follow the same trajectory and continue assistance to a soon-to-be nuclear power that openly chants, “Death to America” while actively opposing the anti-terror activities of Israel, one of America’s staunchest allies in the Middle East?

Are they both progressive communist democrats who are pro-Islam, anti-America, and anti-Semitic, or is there something else that motivates their malign acts of what could be rationally described as treasonous? Even beyond considering the likelihood that it is the embedded Obama acolytes in the Biden Administration who are manipulating a senile old man.

In recent years, we have witnessed a troubling convergence between elements of the progressive communist democrats and Islamist groups. At first glance, one might assume these two ideologies are diametrically opposed, with the former advocating for secularism, social justice, and progressive values. At the same time, the latter espouses unyielding religious fundamentalism and 7th-century brutality.

However, upon closer examination, it becomes clear that their shared hatred of America and other Western democracies and willingness to revolt against the status quo appears to have led to a pragmatic alliance of convenience.

The progressive communist democrats, disillusioned by what they perceive as the failures of capitalism and the social injustices perpetuated by America, have found common cause with Islamists who reject all Western values and seek to establish a global Islamic Caliphate governed by Sharia law. Both groups share a deep-seated resentment towards America's global dominance and world leadership and view themselves as marginalized voices in need of solidarity against a common enemy.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

This unholy alliance between progressive communist democrats and Islamicists is exemplified by the various movements and organizations that have emerged in recent years that embrace an intersectional approach to all matters. This approach prioritizes identity politics and embraces a narrative of victimhood, leading to the uncritical support of terrorist Islamist regimes and groups under the guise of standing up for fellow victims against imperialism and oppression.

Ironic because some of these groups, such as the Queers for Palestine, would be prioritized for a painful death under the very Islamists they purport to support. Of course, these wayward individuals are raising their voices while standing on American soil, protected by the American military and law enforcement. And, how does one explain the paradoxical response by feminists to an ideology and regime that enslaves and subjugates women, advocating physical beatings for such minor offenses as being late with a man's dinner?

Moreover, the progressive communist democrat’s obsession with cultural relativism and its reluctance to criticize corrupt, immoral, and deviant practices within minority communities have provided fertile ground for the normalization of Islamist ideologies that are fundamentally incompatible with the values of democracy, human rights, and gender equality. This has resulted in a dangerous erosion of progressive principles and a betrayal of the democratic ideals they purport to champion.

One need only look at the alarming rise of anti-Semitism within certain segments of the progressive communist democrat movement, where anti-Zionism has morphed into a thinly veiled form of anti-Jewish sentiment, to understand the toxic consequences of this alliance.

Islamists, leveraging their influence within progressive communist democrat power centers, have legitimized their undemocratic and aberrant behavior to further propagate anti-Semitic conspiracy theories designed to delegitimize the state of Israel. In contrast, the very same progressive communist democrats have turned a blind eye to the blatant bigotry, barbaric butchery, and intolerance for individual freedoms within Islamist communities.

Consequently, this often translates into tacit support for Islamist agendas under the guise of anti-imperialism, anti-colonialism, and social justice, where Islamists leverage their influence to propagate anti-Semitic tropes like falsely portraying Israel as an apartheid state. At the same time, the far left remains knowingly complicit in the face of inherent bigotry inherent in Islamist ideology.

Bottom line…

For most Americans, this convergence between the radical progressive communist democrats and Islamists is deeply troubling. It represents a betrayal of the values of tolerance, pluralism, and intellectual honesty that are essential for the survival of democracy. And, if left unchecked, this alliance threatens to undermine the very foundations of Western civilization and embolden forces that seek to sow cataclysmic division and discord in our societies.

It is imperative that we confront this unholy alliance with the seriousness and urgency it demands. We must reaffirm our commitment to the principles expressed in our Constitution and stand firm against any ideology that seeks to undermine individuals’ rights and freedoms.

By upholding the tenets of liberal democracy and steadfastly opposing ideologies antithetical to democratic principles, we can mitigate and counteract the toxic influence threats posed by the convergence of the radical far left and Islamists. This will ensure the preservation of a just and equitable society and the legacy of freedom and tolerance for future generations.

Only by remaining vigilant and persistent in defending democratic values can we begin to restore American values and exceptionalism.

Starting with the election of Donald Trump. We must recognize that, while there are no Republicans in the progressive communist democrat party, there are progressive communist democrats within the Republican Party, we must achieve unassailable majorities in the House and Senate to overcome the opposition in our own ranks.

Unless we can turn this nation around and break this unholy alliance between the progressive communist democrats and the Islamicists, we are well and truly screwed by barbarians that burn babies alive in ovens in front of their parents.

-- 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


Hollywood's Hypocrisy: Embracing a Politically Lost Cause

In the swirling cesspool of American politics, celebrities from Hollywood often seem to have an uncanny ability to emerge as the most vocal and fervent supporters of deeply flawed and corrupt candidates and causes.

Yet, their recent embrace of Joe Biden, objectively an individual who is physically and mentally unfit to serve as the President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief, has raised quiet concerns and drawn criticism from those who understand the grave danger of another Obama/Biden Administration.

It should surprise nobody that those narcissists in Hollywood who make a very comfortable living reading the words written by others and managed by handlers would support a fellow narcissist who has literally lost his mind and requires a teleprompter to sound somewhat coherent.

There is no doubt that Joe Biden has had a long and storied career in the public eye, mostly crafted by a media captured by corporate oligarchs and power brokers, incentivized to hide his perverted behavior and corrupt dealings.

While he was once admired for his charisma and go-along-to-get-along demeanor, Joe Biden’s descent into the realm of erratic behavior and controversial statements has been widely documented. Yet, despite this, Hollywood continues to rally behind him, seemingly oblivious to the glaring contradictions in their support.

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What is it about Joe Biden that attracts such unwavering loyalty from the Hollywood elite?

Some believe that it's a case of like attracting like – after all, both Joe Biden and many Hollywood personalities are accustomed to living in an artificial bubble of sycophantic adoration and unbelievable privilege, protected from the day-to-day harshness of life affecting ordinary individuals. Others suggest that there may be deeper motivations at play, perhaps rooted in a desire to virtue signal or maintain relevance and influence within progressive communist democrat circles.

But whatever the reasons, Hollywood's support for Joe Biden is a troubling reflection of the disconnect between the entertainment industry and the realities faced by ordinary Americans.

While the glitterati hobnob at Joe Biden's exclusive parties and sip champagne in their gated mansions, millions of hardworking individuals across the country struggle to make ends meet and put food on the table for their families.

NBC_News_logoBiden taps Obama, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and the Clintons for mega fundraisers
One high-profile event will feature a contest with Clooney and Roberts on social media platforms to engage grassroots donors, according to details first shared with NBC News.

President Joe Biden’s campaign plans to host a major fundraiser in Los Angeles next month with former President Barack Obama and Hollywood superstars George Clooney and Julia Roberts, according to a campaign official.

The star-studded lineup is expected to boost Biden’s fundraising efforts at a time when Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee are aiming to close the cash gap now that the former president has won the delegates needed to secure the nomination, allowing him to use all the GOP tools at his disposal.

The high-profile Biden event, set for mid-June, will feature a contest with Clooney and Roberts run across the campaign’s social media platforms to engage grassroots donors, top celebrities, and surrogates, according to details first shared with NBC News. The two Academy Award winners will also lend their names for campaign emails and text messages in hopes of attracting more contributions.

The campaign plans to promote the Los Angeles fundraiser in a fashion similar to the glitzy evening Biden held with Obama and former President Bill Clinton in New York City in late March, which brought in $26 million. Biden campaign aides said that amount was a Democratic fundraising record for a single event.

The president is also expected to hold a fundraiser with Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the East Coast early this summer, according to a source familiar with the plans, first shared with NBC News. <Source>

Moreover, by aligning themselves so closely with Joe Biden, Hollywood risks alienating large segments of the population who see through the façade of glamour and recognize the inherent self-serving hypocrisy in their actions.

Ask yourself, how can these self-proclaimed champions of social justice and equality continue to stand by someone whose track record is littered with instances of actual documented misogyny, racism, and bigotry?

Of course, Hollywood's infatuation with Joe Biden is nothing new.

Throughout history, celebrities have often wielded their influence to champion causes and candidates that align with their personal beliefs and interests. And while there's certainly nothing inherently wrong with using one's platform to advocate for change, there comes a point where the line between activism and self-aggrandizement becomes blurred. Especially if what they do represents a clear and present danger to America and supports those who chant “Death to America.”

In the case of Joe Biden, it's abundantly clear that his celebrity supporters are more interested in maintaining their own status and influence with their employers and the media than they are in advancing any meaningful reforms that would impact their gilded life. By throwing their weight behind Biden, whose mental state is increasingly called into question, they reveal themselves to be more concerned with optics than with substance.

But perhaps the most troubling aspect of Hollywood's support for Joe Biden is the message it sends to the rest of the world. By elevating someone who has demonstrated such flagrant disregard for decency, decorum, and the truth, they perpetuate the notion that fame and fortune are the ultimate measures of worth. In doing so, they reinforce the very same toxic culture of celebrity worship that they claim to abhor.

Bottom line…

It should come as no surprise that those narcissists in Hollywood would support a fellow narcissist who has literally lost his mind, regardless of the consequences to our Constitution and civilization.

But their blind allegiance to Joe Biden is not just a reflection of their own moral bankruptcy – it's a symptom of a much larger problem within our society. As long as we continue to elevate fame and fortune above all else, we will remain trapped in a never-ending cycle of idolatry, disillusionment, and debauchery.

It's time for the progressive communist democrats in Hollywood to wake up and recognize that their brand of top-down entertainment has died, replaced by bottom-up entertainment that only requires an internet-connected computer, a camera, a microphone, and a modicum of talent

True political change begins with some degree of empathy for the common man and a willingness to confront uncomfortable truths. Something sorely lacking in most of today’s politicians, media, and entertainers.

Fortunately, we are presented with a master showman who does have some degree of empathy for the common man and a willingness to confront uncomfortable truths. This man is demonized by the media 24/7 and a large segment of the population, yet he gets up every day to fight the battle for America and Americans. Yes, I mean the man of mean tweets and outrageous insults, Donald J. Trump.

Without  Trump, we would be well and totally screwed.

-- Steve

P.S. Remember my prediction: after the nomination, Biden will announce a “health problem” and exit stage left. I can only hope that the Republicans are preparing to blitz his successor and point out that the Party of Biden remains the Party of Obama, no matter who is chosen to front the party. Will we welcome President Harris and whoever is chosen for the new VP who might become the substantive Presidential nominee?


“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


ANOTHER UK ECO-NUTTER

The professor may get his wish, only the mechanism is quite different from the one he proposes...

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Oops, you people don't understand...

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No! You were quite clear...

"If I am brutally honest, the only realistic way I see emissions falling as fast as they need to, to avoid catastrophic #climate breakdown, is the culling of the human population by a pandemic with a very high fatality rate." 

The professor does not define which emissions are powerful enough to impact global climate. If he is speaking about carbon dioxide, he has his head up his ass. Unfortunately, his volcanoes may be the instrumentality of future climate change or, in the short term, Islamacists in London culling idiotic professors. 

Emeritus Professor William J. McGuire, Professor of Geophysical & Climate Hazards at University College London, is one of those scientists who steps beyond the bounds of science to produce fictional scenarios that appear to mirror his political agenda and have little or nothing that can be substantiated by science.

For example, take his latest crackpot tweet that a super-catastrophe, in this case a pandemic, would produce beneficial effects on the Earth's climate. A specious, unprovable hypothesis based on no scientific evidence that man's relatively few years on this planet has produced a planetary-scale effect on the ever-changing global climate that appears to operate on geological time scales that reduce man's climate input to a statistical nullity.

This is the type of speculative fiction that belongs in a dystopian novel, which postulates the effects of losing humanity's best and brightest as we head toward darker times.

Consider the proposition that some mad scientist in a Chinese laboratory decided that they were the one to save the Earth and released a relatively benign virus into the world as a model for a more infectious and virulent man-made virus.

Bottom line...

We have reached the state where bioscientists and lab workers must be screened as closely as we do our nuclear researchers. Perhaps more so since it is far easier for a graduate student in a college bio-lab to create a global pandemic than it is for a nuclear engineering graduate to build a viable atomic weapon.

We are so screwed, especially when the political elite, including the eco-fascists and their oligarch masters, decide who is to live and who is to die based on identity politics that favor the consolidation of power "for the good of the people" -- the very people they wish to exterminate.

-- 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


STATE OF AMERICA THROUGH THE EYES OF CARTOONISTS

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What more can you say other than we are being screwed by the 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


THE ARROGANCE OF DOUCHEBAG GAVIN NEWSOM

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Once again, California’s “elite” progressive communist democrat douchebag Governor Gavin Newsom disses Californians.

In another attempt to circumvent the constitutional rights of Californians, Margaret Prinzing, attorney for Governor Gavin Newsom, argued that “voters simply do not have the capacity to decide on complicated matters like tax hikes” while asking the California Supreme Court to block the California Taxpayer Protection Initiative from appearing on 2024 November ballot.

The state Supreme Court is expected to rule before June 30, 2024 – the deadline for placing items on the November 2024 ballot.

They are trying to kill a prudent safeguard against perpetual tax increases to fund special interest payouts…

The California Two-Thirds Legislative Vote and Voter Approval for Fee and Charge Increases Initiative (#21-0042) was qualified for the ballot in California as an initiated constitutional amendment on November 5, 2024, but California Governor Gavin Newsom is challenging it.

A “yes” vote supports amending the state constitution to define all state and local levies, charges, and fees as taxes and to require new state taxes proposed by the state legislature to be enacted via a two-thirds legislative vote and voter approval and new local taxes to be enacted via a two-thirds vote of the electorate.

A “no” vote opposes amending the state constitution, thereby maintaining that new state taxes require a two-thirds vote in each legislative chamber or a simple majority vote of electors and new or increased local taxes require approval of the local governing board as well as voter approval.


It should not surprise Californians that this constitutional ballot initiative would be opposed by the progressive communist democrat uniparty and those parasitical special interests who live off the taxpayer’s ever-increasing taxes.

  • AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees)
  • SEIU  (Service Employees International Union) – the corrupt communist union founded in Chicago, Illinois
  • California Special Districts Association
  • California State Association of Counties
  • League of California Cities

Where is the money going?

The California State budget is all smoke and mirrors, full of accounting tricks that ignore billions of dollars in unallocated slush funds, transfers of restricted funds to unrestricted accounts using worthless interest-bearing IOUs, and the hidden funding of illegal aliens and nonsensical projects that benefit unions and non-governmental organizations.

More worried about abortion in Arizona than California's decimated healthcare infrastructure...

Someone forgot to tell Gavin Newsom that when the Supreme Court returned the matter of abortion to the states where it properly belongs, California had no moral or legal authority to interfere with the voter's intentions in other states. But, there was Gavin Newsom before the cameras promoting legislation that would grant Arizona abortion physicians the right to conduct abortions in Arizona.

Bottom line…

Not only do we have a massive multi-billion-dollar budget deficit, but California’s hostile business climate, outrageous taxes, and decaying cities have destroyed jobs and caused corporations and millions of middle-class residents to flee the state’s oppressive dictatorial environment.

Governor Gavin “Gruesome” Newsom is a hair-gelled joke as he runs around the nation trying to position himself as the heir apparent should President Biden drop out of the race.

Vote for the anti-tax initiative that would immediately produce tangible tax savings for Californians.

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


MORE OF HILLARY'S BULLSHIT

After walking away from perpetrating one of the most damaging and costly political hoaxes in American history without legal consequences, the most hated bitch in American in modern politics claims...

HILLARY-JUSTICE
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


SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN IS NEITHER SCIENTIFIC NOR AMERICAN

UN_SCIENTIFIC_AMERICAN

What has happened to this once great science-focused magazine that I used to read cover-to-cover?

‘Protest Paradigm’ Shows What’s Wrong with Media Coverage of Student Activism
Media coverage of university students speaking up against the war in Gaza, just like coverage of other protest movements, has fallen prey to some serious weaknesses

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.

Protest movements can look very different depending on where you stand, both literally and figuratively.

For protesters, demonstrations are usually the result of meticulous planning by advocacy groups and leaders aimed at getting a message out to a wider world or to specific institutional targets. To outside onlookers, however, protests can seem disorganized and disruptive, and it can be difficult to see the depth of the effort or their aims.

[OCS: Professional agitator-led Astro-turfed protests designed to look like mainstream grass-roots protests and often funded by those with a malign political ideology and agenda.]

Take the pro-Palestinian protests that have sprung up at campuses across the United States in recent weeks. To the students taking part they are, in the words of one protester, “uplifting the voices of Gazans, of Palestinians facing genocide.” But to many people outside the universities, the focus has been on confrontations and arrests.

[OCS: Sprung up? No. These were pre-planned and staged efforts whose planning appears to be months in the making. These are Arabs, not Palestinians. They do not face genocide but advocate genocide against the Jews and whose majority population has selected terrorist leadership and openly celebrate Jewish deaths.]

Where does this disconnect come from? Most people don’t participate in on-the-streets protests or experience any of the disruption that they cause. Rather they rely on the media to give a full picture of the protests.

[OCS: The simple truth is that the protests are staged for the media with the purpose of attracting funding and ill-informed followers that are more interested in making social connections than actual protest.]

For over a decade, my research has extensively explored trends in how the media shapes narratives around different kinds of demonstrations. Reporting on the campus encampments by large parts of the media fits a general pattern of protest coverage that focuses more on the drama of the disruption rather than the underlying reasons behind it – and that can leave audiences uninformed about the nuances of the protests and the movements behind them.

[OCS: The media, for the most part, is being manipulated by malign interests and cannot distinguish the difference between good and evil without upsetting their corporate masters. Likewise, the author is a product of an educational system that has long been slavishly devoted to radical progressive communist democrat causes and is unlikely to produce research which pushes back strongly against the malign agenda of the far left.]

Read more at Scientific American.

Objectivity in research?

It is a given that most published material is conditioned by funding sources, the need to attract an audience, and the ideological bent of the publisher. This is true of journals, mainstream media, and social media platforms, where content is curated by both inclusion and omission.

Furthermore, some subjects do not lend themselves to manipulation by moral equivalency or multiculturalism. One such subject is terrorism targeted at innocent civilian populations to further a political power grab.

So let’s, for a moment, look at the author’s bio and see if we can see any predisposition for a bias or ideology…

Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism

Danielle Brown, Ph.D., is the 1855 Community and Urban Journalism Professor and an associate professor in the School of Journalism. She is also the founding director of the LIFT Project -- an engaged research effort aimed at identifying networks of trusted messengers in Black communities in the Midwest to 1) understand their effects on civic and democratic life; 2) create, network, and allocate resources needed to inform Black communities better; and 3) build new opportunities for sustainable reparative narrative change.

Dr. Brown’s interdisciplinary and community-engaged scholarship utilizes the cross-sections of journalism, political science, and sociology. She specializes in analyses of media representations and narrative change, social movements and activism, and identity and political psychology. Dr. Brown has published dozens of articles in top-tier journals, and her work also appears in popular media outlets like the Washington Post, Nieman Lab, Columbia Journalism Review and The Conversation. 

Much of her research and work has been supported with the more than $1.5 million in external funding she has secured from foundations and non-profit organizations like the Knight Foundation, Global Impact, Robert Wood Johnson, and Color of Change. She has received multiple awards and recognitions for her research and service record as an early-career scholar and her pioneering public engagement work. Dr. Brown is an associate editor for the International Journal of Press/Politics and serves on the editorial board for Journalism Practices. She previously served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and Indiana University. Prior to joining the academy, she was a photojournalist, writer, and later a non-profit public relations professional. Her full curriculum vitae is available here.   <Source>

Already the red, and I do mean red, flags are flying as one can easily discern that the author’s bias and activism could easily affect her research findings and conclusions, especially using the pseudo-precise guidelines of the soft sciences such as sociology and the faux scientific pretense of “political science.”

How about her publications?

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Brown, D. K. (2024). What January 6 was Not. In Kriess et al. (eds), Media and January 6. Oxford University Press.

Brown, D. K., Williams Fayne, M., Henderson, J., Snow, J. C., Harisiadis, C., Gunapalan, T., & DeFoster, C. (2023). Lifted Voices: Local News Coverage After the Racial Reckoning, Minnesota News Media Report. www.LIFTproj.com.

Brown, D. K., Snow, J. C., Walker, D., Henderson, J., Williams Fayne, M., Myers, C. L., & Smith, M. A. (2023). Lifted Voices: Perspectives of Residents and Leaders, Minnesota Survey Report. www.LIFTproj.com

Brown, D. K. & Searles, K. (2023). “New” Methods, “New” Challenges. Political Communication Forum. http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/refubium-39043.

Grabe, E. M., Brown, D.K. et al. (2023). The social contagion potential of pro-vaccine messages on Black Twitter. Health Communication.

Brown, D. K. & Mourão, R. R. (2022). No Reckoning for the Right: How Political Ideology, Protest Intolerance and Media Consumption Affect Support for Black Lives Matter Protests. Political Communication. doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2022.2121346

Brown, D. K. (2022). Media models for nonviolence: Instagram representations of the #WomensMarch mass mobilization news and audience engagement. International Journal of Communication, 16, 1669-1687.

Brown, D. K., & Midberry, J. (2022). Social media news production, emotional Facebook reactions, and the politicization of drug addiction. Health Communication, 37(3), 375-383. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2020.1846265

[OCS: Let us not forget that the racial unrest in Minnesota and elsewhere can be traced to the trained queer Marxist community organizers of Black Lives Matter and their massive multi-million dollar fraud. Or that the far-left media drove the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin for a violent felon resisting arrest who died from his heart condition and a fentanyl overdose.]

Bottom line…

The point is not to deny Professor Brown’s scholarship, research, and activism but to point out how wildly inappropriate that her work be featured in a scientific publication, even one that has devolved into a pathetic rag.

We are so screwed when pseudo-science is used to drive a political ideology and agenda.

-- 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 IT GET MUCH WORSE?

I never thought that I would see the President of the United States and his Administration fund a virulent enemy that shouts "Death to America" and openly degrade our best ally in the Middle East, Israel, as they are fighting barbaric terrorists that continually launch rockets into civilian populations.

Likewise, I never thought I would see American citizens fund the Democrat Party and then turn around and fund communist and Islamicist terror groups on the streets of American cities.

Biden-terror

What the FBI was doing to protect the homeland...

FBI-STAGED-DOCUMENTS
TRUMP, NOT TERRORISTS WAS THEIR PRIORITY

Bottom line...

TERROR-FLAG

Joe Biden, Barack Obama, the Democrat Party, and others of their ilk are Traitors to America.

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 ARE WE PRETENDING THAT IT IS BIDEN SPEAKING OR TAKING ACTION?

Obama-biden-plot

Even the most corrupt of political analysts will admit that President Joe Biden is severely mentally impaired and unfit to execute the duties of the President of the United States or serve as the Commander-in-Chief of our military forces. So, who is making the decisions and pronouncements from the Office of the Presidency?

There is little doubt that Biden’s handlers, all Obamacons and Clintonites, are in charge—taking their orders from the progressive communist democrat hierarchy headed by former President Barack Obama, an avowed anti-America, anti-White, anti-Semitic communist and community organizer with a sketchy and not well-documented history.

Why are we attributing the malign actions now taking place across the United States and in foreign lands to Joe Biden when he is mentally incapacitated and unable to deliver an impromptu speech longer than fifteen seconds?

Are we so blind as to see that trained agitators are surreptitiously inciting the college protests, many of the same who appeared in the Occupy Wall Street and George Floyd street riots—and who are likely to appear in the 2024 Democrat convention in Chicago—one of the most corrupt progressive communist democrat strongholds in America? Notably, the exact location as the location of the 1968 Democratic National Convention riots protesting the United States’ involvement in the Vietnam War—again organized and led by trained progressive communist democrat agitators.

Likewise, are we unaware that the progressive communist democrats and the current regime have captured the media, both legacy and social, using economic (contracts, grants, access, and other favors), legislative (anti-trust and exemption from civil liabilities), and personnel (former government employees with allegiance to their former intelligence, law enforcement, and other agencies) to enforce the regime’s dictates on a day-to-day basis?

Are we so blind as to ignore the fact that the very same individuals, organizations, foundations, and enemy countries funding the Biden campaign to elect a grossly incompetent incumbent president are the very ones funding the civil unrest and riots? Why are we not holding the funders of chaos responsible for what they are wreaking on America, from open borders to civil unrest?

Why would the Obama/Biden regime support terrorists over a tacit ally like Israel? Why would the Obama/Biden regime leave our borders open to criminals, crazies, terrorists, and an invasion of illegal aliens who are bankrupting our safety nets and treasury resources?

Are they simply appeasing the anti-Semitic left and willing to scapegoat the Jews to misdirect the public from their unconstitutional and disastrous domestic and foreign policies—or even their previous criminal behavior?

Are they sympathetic to the Islamicists?

Are they sympathetic to Iran, the agitator, funder, and arms supplier to radical terrorist regimes?

Or is this just part of the decades-long plan to destabilize America and bring about an authoritarian socialist government operated by the elites to benefit their oligarch sponsors?

And where is the pushback from the self-declared Republican opposition?

Actions, indeed, speak louder than words, yet all we get from the Republicans is tough talk in committee hearings and strongly worded letters. There are no subpoenas, criminal referrals, or ethics complaints—yada, yada, yada.

Bottom line…

Who can you trust?

Indeed, it is not the progressive communist democrat government that attempts to broker a cease-fire without the unconditional return of all hostages, including Americans. But, then again, this is the regime that left Americans and their allies behind the lines in Afghanistan to be captured, killed, raped, and mutilated.

Can anyone explain why the Biden Administration is deliberately withholding precision weapons from Israel at the same time they are demanding reduced civilian casualties? Or is it a ploy to amplify Hamas’s claims of Israel’s war crimes?

As for the Republicans, you hold your nose, vote for Trump, and pray things get better.

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


IF YOU BELIEVE THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS IN LOS ANGELES ARE SINCERE ABOUT ASSIMILATION INTO AN AMERICAN A COMMUNITY...

Ye shall know them by their actions…

Street-sign-community
Today, I visited a company in Koreatown, passing through Little Armenia and Historic Filipinotown to reach my destination.

The difference between a well-kept Koreatown and its Hispanic-dominated edges was striking.

After crossing some hidden, at least to me, border, we saw shanty stores selling tons of cheap merchandise, tents and homeless everywhere, and three tatted-up individuals openly defacing a building with their tags. No law enforcement was seen along the route.

There is no doubt that Los Angeles has a unique relationship with Mexico, enjoys the benefits of its rich culture, and welcomes legal residents, workers, and tourists. But the illegal alien invasion is crippling Los Angeles, California, and our nation.

Los Angeles was originally inhabited by the indigenous Tongva people.

In 1542 it was claimed by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo for Spain. The city was founded on September 4, 1781, under Spanish governor Felipe de Neve, on the village of Yaanga.

It became a part of Mexico in 1821 following the Mexican War of Independence.

In 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, Los Angeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and became part of the United States.

On April 4, 1850, Los Angeles was incorporated as a municipality, five months before California achieved statehood on September 9, 1850.

However, modern Los Angeles has been balkanized by the progressive communist democrats, hell-bent on achieving power by creating enclaves of residents, both legal and illegal, and then gerrymandering districts to pander to ethnic constituents and cobbling them together to form a coalition, an unholy license if you will, to direct multi-billions taxpayers’ funds to the special interests while much of Los Angeles decays.

Bottom line…

Much of Los Angeles looks like the slums of Tijuana as the L.A. City Council accepts continuing decay and pursues policies favoring illegal aliens, criminals, drug dealers, and the indigent living off social services. Each increase in funding to combat “the homeless problem” appears to create more homeless and wealthier developers, political grifters, and non-governmental organizations. Great cities are in a downward spiral, and nobody seems to care unless the cameras and microphones are present.

Already, the Iranians occupy Beverly Hills and the Los Angeles communities of Bel-Air and Brentwood. The Arabs are creating Little Arabia in Orange County, near the Western part of Anaheim. The Russian and Ukrainian communities are spread outside Los Angeles and lack a distinctive city sign.

When will these signs come down, and we acknowledge we are legal Americans, not hyphenated political constructs?

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


PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS: DREAMING AND SCHEMING

Future shock?

Preparing for the upcoming October surprise where the progressive communist democrats switch out the Biden-Harris ticket for something different after Biden wins the nomination and then becomes incapacitated. Yes, it would be dramatic, but that's what it is likely to take to shock America into continuing down the road to societal collapse. 

In a clear case of deceptive and dishonest projection, the progressive communist democrats have criminalized the long-standing practice of challenging elections at the local, state, and federal levels to hold former President Donald J. Trump guilty of doing the exact same thing the Democrats have done for decades--and continue to do when they lose elections.

Just like the Democrats had accused former President Trump of requesting a quid pro quo deal in Ukraine to investigate his political opposition in return for military aid, we found that former Vice President Joe Biden confessed to a successful quid pro quo deal when he boasted of withholding a billion-dollar loan guarantee unless the Ukrainian prosecutor investigating his son’s business dealings was fired. Moreover, we are now learning that the “secret” whistleblower worked for Vice President Biden, was deeply involved in Ukrainian affairs, knew of Hunter Biden’s activities and Joe Biden’s quid pro quo, and did nothing. The Democrats and Adam Schiff manipulated whistleblower requirements to offer second-hand hearsay instead of swearing to first-hand knowledge of the reported allegation.

DEMOCRAT WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALLY DENIES THE  2000 ELECTION DESPITE EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY (MAY 3, 2024)

Wh-logoPresident Biden Announces Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Al Gore

Al Gore is a former Vice President, United States Senator, and member of the House of Representatives. After winning the popular vote, he accepted the outcome of a disputed presidential election for the sake of our unity. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for his bold action on climate change. <Source>

[OCS: After numerous attempts to use the Courts to re-count only selected precincts in Florida and having exhausted his legal challenges, Gore conceded.

“Now the U.S. Supreme Court has spoken. Let there be no doubt, while I strongly disagree with the court's decision, I accept it. I accept the finality of this outcome which will be ratified next Monday in the Electoral College.“ – Al Gore (2000 Presidential Concession Speech delivered 13 December 2000)

Many a truth is told in jest and foreshadowed by headlines.

Planning

Some Of Biden’s Biggest Donors Also Backing Pro-Palestinian Protesters

Some of the most outspoken groups against President Joe Biden and Israel get funding from foundations attached to some of the biggest names in Democratic circles.

Biden has been dogged for months by pro-Palestinian protesters for his support of Israel in its war in Gaza against Palestinian-backed Hamas. But some of the groups behind the demonstrations receive financial backing from philanthropists also pushing hard for Biden’s reelection.

The donors include some of the biggest names in Democratic circles: Gates, Soros, Rockefeller and Pritzker, according to a POLITICO analysis.

Two of the organizers behind protests at Columbia University and on other campuses are Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow. Both are supported by the Tides Foundation, which is seeded by Democratic megadonor George Soros as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and it in turn supports numerous small nonprofits that work for social change. <Source>

Bottom line...

Buckle up; the progressive communists are desperate to retain their power at all costs, even sabotaging the nation and colluding with our enemies.

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


TODAY'S RANT: IGNORING OUR K-12 STUDENTS

TODAYS-RANT

One thing that annoys me the most is stories about school systems and administrators complaining they do not have enough money to pay off student’s lunch debt.

This story is about individual kindness and community spirit.

Lunch
11-year-old raises money to pay off classmate’s lunch debt

An 11-year-old student from Missouri is raising money to pay off his classmates’ lunch debt.

“It’s important for kids to eat,” Daken Kramer said. “I don’t think they could make it through the day without eating a school lunch.”

Officials with the Blue Springs School District said all kids have access to school lunches and are provided a free breakfast for those who qualify. But they said that’s led to a lot of unpaid school lunch debt.

“We definitely have quite a bit of lunch debt that piles up, especially at the end of the year,” Principal Dr. Alison Longwell said. Longwell said there is more than $3,000 of debt at her elementary school alone and more than $225,000 in the district.

“Sometimes we have businesses reach out, but we don’t typically have families reach out,” she said. The school district said lunch debt is a huge issue for schools everywhere right now.

That’s why Daken said he wants to pitch in and help as he moves on to middle school. So far he’s raised $560. <Source>

BssdThe Blue Springs R-IV School District, reorganized in 1949, comprises of nearly 15,000 students and 2,300 staff. The City of Blue Springs is the 10th largest municipality in Missouri, and BSSD’s boundaries include parts of Grain Valley, Lee’s Summit, and Independence. BSSD is home to the first and sixth-largest high schools in the state. The Blue Springs School District is proud to be recognized locally and nationally as an exceptional school district.

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Bottom line...

Our government is trillions in debt and paying the salaries and retirement benefits for Ukrainian employees, yet we seem to be ignoring the most vulnerable among us: our children. 

I find it absolutely disgusting that the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden Administration can wipe out billions in student loan debt and ignore the relatively minor debts that students owe to school districts for essential lunches.

Why are the representatives in the House sucking down pork for their special interests and not supporting the children in their district?

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


THE CURIOUS CASE OF SECRETARY ANTHONY BLINKEN

Blinken-china

Why is Soros-connected Marxist, Anthony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State, promoting Iran, a state sponsor of terror, and the Islamicists attacking Israel—and now the United States with professionally-organized college protests?

Why is the Biden Department of State and Department of Justice slow-walking the investigation of  US special envoy on Iran, Robert Malley, who was placed on leave without pay after his security clearance was suspended earlier this year amid an investigation into his handling of classified material?

High-Level Iranian Spy Ring Busted in Washington

The Biden administration’s now-suspended Iran envoy Robert Malley helped to fund, support, and direct an Iranian intelligence operation designed to influence the United States and allied governments, according to a trove of purloined Iranian government emails. The emails, which were reported on by veteran Wall Street Journal correspondent Jay Solomon, writing in Semafor, and by Iran International, the London-based émigré opposition outlet which is the most widely read independent news source inside Iran, were published last week after being extensively verified over a period of several months by the two outlets. They showed that Malley had helped to infiltrate an Iranian agent of influence named Ariane Tabatabai into some of the most sensitive positions in the U.S. government—first at the State Department and now the Pentagon, where she has been serving as chief of staff for the assistant secretary of defense for special operations, Christopher Maier.

On Thursday, Maier told a congressional committee that the Defense Department is “actively looking into whether all law and policy was properly followed in granting my chief of staff top secret special compartmented information.”

The emails, which were exchanged over a period of several years between Iranian regime diplomats and analysts, show that Tabatabai was part of a regime propaganda unit set up in 2014 by the Iranian Foreign Ministry. The Iran Experts Initiative (IEI) tasked operatives drawn from Iranian diaspora communities to promote Iranian interests during the clerical regime’s negotiations with the United States over its nuclear weapons program. Though several of the IEI operatives and others named in the emails have sought to portray themselves on social media as having engaged with the regime in their capacity as academic experts, or in order to promote better understanding between the United States and Iran, none has questioned the veracity of the emails.

In response to a Tablet email requesting comment on Malley’s and Tabatabai’s role in an Iranian spy ring, a State Department spokesman wrote: “We have seen the Semafor article, which does not presume it was a ‘spy ring,’ and we reject that characterization. Rob Malley remains on leave and we have no further comment due to privacy considerations. <Source>

Why is Blinken attempting to stop the candidacy of Donald Trump by re-working the Russia, Russia, Russia hoax into the China, China, China hoax?

After Trump scuttled the dangerous Iran nuclear deal, Blinken approved the reopening of nuclear talks with Iran and entrusted them to Malley, who serves as the U.S. special envoy to Iran.

Could it be because if Trump is elected, the new leadership of the Department of State, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Defense, and the CIA will be forced to investigate those government officials who were, in fact and deed, unregistered foreign agents? Some of whom could be considered traitors to America while America was under attack from its Islamic enemies.

Could it be because Blinken, with ties to Soros and his childhood friend Robert Malley, could be charged with espionage?

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


UAW SHOWS ITS COMMUNIST COLORS

There was a time when there was something to be said for trade unions. Not anymore, especially those in support of the progressive communist democrats who are welcoming low-paid illegal alien labor while destroying American businesses with their outrageous demands.

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Now the unions are supporting terrorists who murder, mutilate, and rape innocent civilians, and burn babies alive, while condemning those who stand between these barbarians and Western civilization.

UAW chief slams mass arrests of pro-Palestinian protesters on college campuses

United Auto Workers (UAW) President Shawn Fain lambasted the mass arrests of pro-Palestinian protesters on college campuses across the country, while emphasizing the union’s call for a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

“The UAW will never support the mass arrest or intimidation of those exercising their right to protest, strike, or speak out against injustice,” Fain wrote Wednesday on the social platform X. “Our union has been calling for a ceasefire for six months. This war is wrong, and this response against students and academic workers, many of them UAW members, is wrong.”

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[OCS:  Fain has made no secret of his activism. Rather than focusing on workplace safety, salary, and healthcare benefits for his union’s members, Fain is choosing to engage in “social justice” politics that appears to be designed to cement the far-left union to the progressive communist democrats.

Disclaimer: I am no fan of a union that promotes seniority over competence and merit, demands an increase in pay and benefits without a corresponding increase in productivity or lower costs, and essentially is a parasite on the host organization it will eventually kill with its politics.]

Hundreds of students and faculty members have been arrested over the past two weeks as pro-Palestinian protests roil college campuses nationwide. Demonstrators have taken to university yards and streets and started encampments to protest Israel’s wartime campaign in Gaza and call for a halt in U.S. aid to Israel. <Source>


The UAW represents student workers under its local 4811, which encompasses 48,000 academic student employees, graduate student researchers, academic researchers, and postdocs in the University of California system.

[OCS: Allowing unions to increase their representation and power in public institutions is a clear and present danger to our nation as it veers toward thuggery-enforced communism and the political corruption crippling our nation.]

Bottom line…

When hard-working rank-and-file workers allow the UAW leadership to support the murderous Hamas terrorists, Genocide Joe Biden, and his genocidal administration, you know you’re on the road to the type of communism that destroys nations and populations,

We don’t have much time left to start turning the ship of state away from the treacherous shoals of communism.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

College-fools

 


“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


PAY UP OR GO AWAY

As you may know, I am not a big fan of unilateral “Hobson’s Choice” contracts that are “take it or leave it” rip-offs…

Here is the latest example of a major financial institution grabbing a chunk of money that should flow to the injured customer, especially since there is little or no cost to participate in securities-related class action lawsuits. And in many cases, the same financial institutions impose individual arbitration requirements to prevent class actions directed at them.

Vanguard’s reputation as the lowest-fee investment vehicle appears to be eroded by junk arbitrary fees. 

XA3HS

Notice of updated commission and fee schedules and account agreement for Vanguard Brokerage Services

Dear Vanguard Brokerage Client,

We want to make you aware that we have updated the Vanguard Brokerage Account Agreement and associated commission and fee schedules. These updates include changes to our Digital Interaction Expectations, new Class Action Service Terms, and Vanguard Brokerage’s ability to close accounts, including low balance accounts with no activity.

Effective July 1, 2024, the following commission schedule changes will take effect:

  • Broker-assisted commission: A $25 broker-assisted commission will be charged for each Vanguard mutual fund1 and Vanguard ETF® (exchange-traded fund) trade placed over the phone and for closing transactions placed by Vanguard Brokerage Services® to cover a margin call or satisfy an outstanding debt owed in your brokerage account.* This broker-assisted commission is consistent with our existing policy on trading stocks and other products.
  • Certificate deposit fee: A $100 processing fee (per CUSIP) will be charged for the deposit of physical share certificates into your brokerage account.
  • Class action service fee: With the introduction of this new service in which Vanguard Brokerage will facilitate filing claims on behalf of clients in an attempt to recover class action settlement funds, a fee of 20% will be deducted from these recovered funds prior to their deposit into your brokerage account. See the Notice of Amendment to the Vanguard Brokerage Account Agreement (“Account Agreement Amendment”) for details on the service.
  • Foreign securities and American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) dividends fee: A fee of 1% on the gross dividend amount will be charged when a dividend is paid on a foreign or ADR asset held in U.S. dollars.
  • Restricted security legend removal fee: A $250 processing fee may be charged for research and removal of a restriction on a security held in your brokerage account.
  • Account closure and transfer fee: A $100 processing fee may be charged for account closure or transfer of account assets to another firm.**

Effective June 1, 2024, the following commission schedule change will take effect:

  • The tax filing fee for master limited partnerships (MLPs) held in an IRA will change from $300 to $500 per account.

You can obtain an updated copy of the Vanguard Brokerage Services commission and fee schedules here and read more about these important account agreement updates in the Account Agreement Amendment.

Please note that the updates discussed in this communication apply to all your accounts maintained with Vanguard Brokerage Services.

Thank you for belonging to the Vanguard community of investors.

Bottom line…

The largest institutions grab your money on the way in, while it is in their custody with fees, and use your funds to impose their politics and social engineering demands on corporations, even if they are counterproductive. Then, on the way out, they charge you for leaving.

And while I am ranting, why do they base their reputation on past results and then loudly warn you, “Past performance is no guarantee of future results.” Why not say our advertising is misleading, and your investment is still a crap shoot.

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


DOMESTIC TERRORISTS TAKE OVER UCLA

This is what an insurrection looks like... January 6 comes to Los Angeles!  

The entire area in front of Royce Hall is totally under the control of the insurrectionists, with no officials present.

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Will anybody be prosecuted under the current regime of Los Angeles Bolsheviks?

How did the police let them bring in 4' x 8' sheets of plywood, hundreds of pallets?

Where are the National Guard and the Governor, as this is a state school?


“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


MAY DAY 2024: THE COMMUNISTS HAVE NOT JUST ARRIVED, THEY ARE GOVERNING

Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think that communism would not only be an acceptable topic of discussion outside of college campuses but seeing communists openly welcomed into the White House and appointed to positions of power?

Nor did I ever consider that the center-left Democrat Party, with an overwhelming number of patriotic veterans, would be taken over by radical hardcore communists and tilt hard-left.

Neither did I believe that I would see the members of the mainstream media bow down to their corporate leadership and openly lie about factual matters – in essence, becoming the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party.

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” -- George Orwell

MAYDAY-HEADER

In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, or Labor Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labor movement, primarily the achievement of an 8-hour workday. However, today, May Day is associated with a celebration of Marxism, Communism, and despotic totalitarian governments and their sycophants.

Look around you...

Democrats, many of whom are either apathetic fools or useful idiots, are the very people who, by their sheer numbers, are destroying our healthcare, education, judicial, retirement, and cultural infrastructure. While some may prove to be somewhat law-abiding, hard-working individuals, they are still willing to provide aid and comfort to an ideological enemy that threatens to enslave them, if not consume them outright.

Politicians are running scared...

The pandering politicians who are standing alongside Marxists and Communists no longer fear the voting public primarily because the public has proven in the past that they are mostly incapable of translating public sentiment into political action, except under the most extraordinary or dire circumstances.

This leaves the politicians to pander to organized labor, special interests, and foreign sovereign sponsors that seem willing to cut quid-pro-quo deals to instruct their voting members, perhaps under the duress of being canceled, to vote for a particular candidate or measure.

Union thuggery was replaced by Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Queers for Palestine, and the Intifada Squad…

Union goons have always existed to enforce the will of the sometimes corrupt union leaders. They care about maintaining and expanding their “dues” income stream without regard for the legitimate concerns of their members. With unions, it is all about money and politics—and, for the union leaders, the opportunity to live large like the corporate executives they so disdain.

Now, millions of corporate dollars are flowing to activist organizations and their mostly anonymous leadership in a time-honored protection racket.

Today, the union goons are supplemented by a paid and unpaid cadre of community activists, organizers, and professional agitators who whip the crowd into a frenzy, commit provocative acts, and then fade into the background lest they are identified, investigated and prosecuted.

Bottom line …

The biggest questions of the day are:

Can we stem the tide of communism that threatens to wash over our nation and destroy hundreds of years of hard-won freedom?

Will we have a viable political system and economy after the Democrats exploited the pandemic to fundamentally transform our nation into a vision more consistent with that of the first communist U.S. president, Barack Obama? And carried to a “third-term” presidency by the Obamacons behind a senile President Biden?

With all of the revelations of the criminality of the Obama/Biden Administration that has been exposed – including the first silent coup d'état against our nation’s leadership by the Democrat Party—will the mainstream media ever regain its credibility and honestly report the news?

And, today on May Day, will we recognize the thuggery of the communist-infiltrated unions which are slowly bankrupting our nation with corrupt pension programs and turning government workers into a self-sustaining political force that is fast reaching the critical mass when they can elect their own politicians? Or recognize the malignant Marxist origins and ideologies of those who represent today’s laborers.

There is no doubt that we are majorly screwed by the Democrat Party and all of its octopus-like appendages, including the media moguls, tech tyrants, Marxist foundations, and their shock troops like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Queers for Palestine, and other radical groups.

TODAY IS NOT ABOUT CELEBRATING LABOR; IT IS ABOUT CELEBRATING MARXISM AND COMMUNISM. WILL THE UNION RAND-AND-FILE CATCH ON IN TIME TO ELECT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HOLD THE COUNTRY BACK FROM THE BRINK OF COMMUNISM?

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


IN WHAT AMERICA DO WE SUPPORT BONA FIDE TERRORISTS OVER THEIR VICTIMS?

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Don’t be fooled; the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden Administration will arrange to grant amnesty for these domestic terrorists on campus.

Large numbers of NYC police officers begin entering Columbia University campus

Large numbers of New York City police officers began entering Columbia University late Tuesday as dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters remained on the campus.

Demonstrators had occupied Hamilton Hall hours earlier after setting up an encampment earlier in the month.

Students had defiantly set up tents again after police cleared an encampment at the university on April 18 and arrested more than 100 people. The students had been protesting on the Manhattan campus since the previous day, opposing Israeli military action in Gaza and demanding the school divest from companies they claim are profiting from the conflict. <Source>

Those inside Hamilton Hall will be charged with third-degree burglary, criminal mischief and trespassing, an NYPD official said at a news conference this evening before officers arrived on campus.

NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban said that “what we saw last night and into today is not acceptable.”

We have seen professional, external actors getting involved in these protests, including the occupation of a university building,” he said.

Those in the encampments, not in the hall, could be charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct, police said. <Source>

Watch these miscreants get “ticketed and released.” It is unlikely that those who occupied Columbia’s Hamilton Hall will be treated like domestic terrorists, which they are by any definition you choose, not simply wayward student protesters. Will the government isolate, identify, and prosecute the trained agitators and the funders of this terrorist behavior? 

Amnesty, my ass! At the very least, students should be expelled and outsiders jailed. And let us not forget about the professors who should lose tenure and jobs along with the supportive administrators who should also lose their jobs.

The colleges should pay for the police response and all damages from their endowments and discretionary funds.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, in this topsy-turvy world, that the progressive communist democrats who prioritize the rights of criminals over those of their victims would condone this radical anti-Semitic behavior.

White House considers welcoming some Palestinians from war-torn Gaza as refugees

The Biden administration is considering bringing certain Palestinians to the U.S. as refugees, a move that would offer a permanent safe haven to some of those fleeing war-torn Gaza, according to internal federal government documents obtained by CBS News.

In recent weeks, the documents show, senior officials across several federal U.S. agencies have discussed the practicality of different options to resettle Palestinians from Gaza who have immediate family members who are American citizens or permanent residents.

[OCS: This is absolute insanity! To consider granting entry to Palestinian Arabs who practice a religion that does not respect human rights and demands you submit or die is clearly not in the best interests of the United States. Considering a population which elected bona fide terrorists to govern them and of which 70% agree with the genocide of Israel is absolutely fucking insane. Not to mention those who have relatives in the United States who may already be on the march to support Hamas. Moreover, I can envision a chain migration scenario as even more relatives qualify for admission.]  

One of those proposals involves using the decades-old United States Refugee Admissions Program to welcome Palestinians with U.S. ties who have managed to escape Gaza and enter neighboring Egypt, according to the inter-agency planning documents.

Top U.S. officials have also discussed getting additional Palestinians out of Gaza and processing them as refugees if they have American relatives, the documents show. The plans would require coordination with Egypt, which has so far refused to welcome large numbers of people from Gaza.

[OCS: Egypt hates Palestinian Arabs and refuses their admission in any numbers. Likewise, Jordan and other Arab nations know about the Palestinian-Arab proclivity for violent jihad. Taking Egypt's Palestinian Arab refugees is a gift to Egypt!]

Those who pass a series of eligibility, medical, and security screenings would qualify to fly to the U.S. with refugee status, which offers beneficiaries permanent residency, resettlement benefits like housing assistance, and a path to American citizenship.

[OCS: One need only look at Muslims in England, France, Germany, and elsewhere in Europe to see enclaves that refuse to assimilate and which form alternative mini-states where even the police, not to mention decent, law-abiding citizens, fear to go.

It would be like empowering Mexican cartels to take over local governments.

Already, we find such anti-Semitic representation in Congress with Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are apt to represent terrorists and Islamists over their American constituency.]

While the eligible population is expected to be relatively small, the plans being discussed by U.S. officials could offer a lifeline to some Palestinians fleeing the Israel-Hamas war, which local public health authorities say has claimed the lives of more than 34,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians in Gaza.

[OCS:  Notice how the government and the media blindly accept Hamas propaganda when they cite 34,000 deaths?

How many were Hamas fighters and support personnel? How many civilian shields were used to protect Hamas terrorists?

This is how it starts, with a drip-drop of refugees until it becomes a raging river with political power over law-abiding American citizens.]

The proposals to resettle certain Palestinians as refugees would mark a shift in longstanding U.S. government policy and practice. Since its inception in 1980, the U.S. refugee program has not resettled Palestinians in large numbers. <Source>

[OCS: There is no statutory authority for this perversion of our immigration laws, and it has not been approved by Congress--much like Biden flying aliens into the United States directly from foreign countries--all done by executive fiat without Congressional approval.

Am I Islamophobic? You bet! I am against anything whose core tenets demand opposition to Western civilization and target non-Muslims as enemies of their theocratic state.]

Bottom line…

EXISTENTIAL-THREAT

This is an insurrection!

Why is the Obama/Biden Administration not demanding the unconditional surrender of Hamas and the release of all hostages, including American citizens? Why is the U.S. government urging Israel to negotiate with terrorists for only 33 hostages out of the remaining 133—could it be because the others are dead or unacceptably maimed and abused?

Why is our government making Israel responsible for Gaza and ignoring Iran, the locus of evil? Why are we not using Iranian funds to support Israel?

If you haven’t noticed, most of the outsiders involved in the campus riots are the radical left’s shock troops, including Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Queers for Palestine, and others who are likely to disrupt the upcoming 2024 political conventions to distract from the abysmal State of the State in Biden’s America.

Once again, the progressive communist democrats have proven that they cannot be trusted with the safety and security of America and Americans—especially the anti-America, anti-capitalist, anti-Semites in the Obama/Biden Administration.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

VOTE-FOR


“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


THEY ARE CRAZY

What more can I say?

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Jb-fm-- 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


SCHIFF FOR SENATE: BUY THE EMPEROR NEW CLOTHES

Once again, the despicable, detestable Adam Schiff is in the news as he receives a traditional welcome to San Francisco and is robbed…

Thieves snatch Rep. Adam Schiff’s luggage in S.F. He gives dinner speech without a suit

Hello to the city, goodbye to your luggage. That was U.S. Senate candidate Adam Schiff’s rude introduction to San Francisco’s vexing reputation for car burglaries Thursday when thieves swiped the bags from his car while it sat in a downtown parking garage.

The heist meant the Democratic congressman got stuck at a fancy dinner party in his shirt sleeves and a hiking vest while everyone else sat in suits. Not quite the look the man from Burbank was aiming for as he rose to thank powerhouse attorney Joe Cotchett for his support in his bid to replace the late Dianne Feinstein.

“I guess it’s ‘Welcome to San Francisco,’ ” Cotchett’s press agent Lee Houskeeper, who was at the dinner, remarked dryly.

Schiff’s car had been parked in the garage while he visited the area for a couple of days of appearances, which included a jaunt south to Burlingame for the dinner at Ristorante Rocca.

Car burglaries in the city have gained a national reputation as a scourge in recent years, and though they apparently are declining, the image is tough to shake. Crime statistics this week showed larceny — the type of theft that includes auto burglaries — plunged by 35% in the first quarter of 2024.

The congressman told Houskeeper he’d been warned to not leave anything in the car, but apparently he was in a hurry and didn’t want to be late, the press agent said. <Source>

Please help Adam buy another suit to mingle with millionaires…

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Stephen — Take a look at this sad sight as I was forced to beg for money wearing ordinary clothes: 

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We're so close to reaching our end–of-month fundraising goal to purchase campaign clothes so I continue to fight Donald Trump— but it’s only possible if we don’t lose momentum!

We only have a few days left to reach our benchmark number for April, we’re currently falling behind. Since it’s the weekend, I’m worried we won’t receive the donations we need to meet our goal.

If everyone who sees this post-it donates $10 (or maybe a little more, or a little less), I’m positive we’ll reach our goal by Tuesday.

So what do you say? Will you contribute $10 before Tuesday to help me reach my end-of-month fundraising deadline and send me to the U.S. Senate?

If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately

As-dYour support means the world to me, and the fact that we're close to our goal before our deadline is truly incredible. I owe it all to this amazing grassroots team.

Thank you.

– Adam

I wonder if he accepts California's new dollar?

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Adam Schiff's real message to Californians...

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And he only PRETENDS to live in the district...  

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Bottom line...

Like all progressive communist democrats, Schiff cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States.

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We are so screwed if Schiff makes it to the Senate.

-- 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


ANOTHER PESEUDO SCIENTIFIC STUDY FROM THE UCLA LAW SCHOOL

Once again, progressive communist democrats warp pseudo-science to advance their perverted agenda.

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Unbelievable bullshit...

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Executive Summary

Climate change represents a global challenge, but it also exacerbates existing disparities among individuals and communities. LGBT people face discrimination and exclusion, creating unique vulnerabilities that compound and heighten their exposure to climate-related harms. This report provides some of the first empirical documentation as to how LGBT people differentially experience the negative effects of climate change compared to non-LGBT people.

Using U.S. Census data and climate risk assessment data from NASA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), we conducted a geographic analysis to assess the climate risk impacting same-sex couples.

Key Findings

  • LGBT people in same-sex couples are at greater risk of exposure to the negative effects of climate change compared to straight couples. 

    [OCS: Commonsense informs us that neighbors, one gay couple and one straight couple, face exactly the same climate risks.]

  • LGBT people in same-sex couples are disproportionately located in coastal areas and cities. Among the 15 counties with the highest proportions of same-sex couples, all are coastal or urban.

    [OCS: Gays choose to live in areas where other gays live and support their particular lifestyle.]

  • In the United States, same-sex couples disproportionately live in counties with greater risks due to climate change.

    [OCS: I doubt that gays are affected by climate change, which occurs over geologic time periods. However, they are affected by the weather and natural disasters, which affect everybody. If there is a discriminating factor, it is assets and income, not sex, weather, or climate.

  • A 1 percentage point increase in the proportion of same-sex couples by county is associated with a 17.17 percentile increase in the NASA composite risk score, which focuses on meteorological changes such as extreme cold, heat waves, excessive precipitation, and dry conditions.

    [OCS: Don’t like the risks associated with your location; move your sorry ass to a more favored area.]

  • A 1 percentage point increase in the proportion of same-sex couples by county is associated with a 6.13 percentile increase in the FEMA risk projection score, which focuses on natural hazards and disasters such as flooding, tornadoes, wildfires, hail, and lightning.

  • Same-sex couples are more likely to reside in communities with poorer infrastructure and less access to resources. They are, therefore, less prepared to respond and adapt to natural hazards and other climate disruptions.

  • A 1 percentage point increase in the county-level proportion of same-sex couples relative to opposite-sex couples is associated with a 15.27 percentile increase in the NASA exposure risk projections.

  • This indicates that LGBT people in same-sex couples are more likely to be located in places with large impervious surface areas, high housing density, and low-lying infrastructure.

  • Washington, D.C., a county equivalent, has the highest proportion of same-sex couples of any county in the United States. It scores high for a variety of climate risks, including heat waves (97th percentile), flooding (95th percentile), and dangerously strong winds (98th percentile).

    [OCS: Washington is literally built on a swamp and is subject to East Coast weather patterns. As for the percentage of alphabet people in the population, this does not bode well for the general population given the disproportionate number of gays in the government as measured against the general population.]

Recommendations

Given the disproportionate impact of climate change on LGBT populations and the degree to which LGBT populations face additional disparities in housing, health care, income, and access to food, climate change action plans at federal, state, and local levels, including disaster preparedness, response, and recovery plans, must be inclusive and address the specific needs and vulnerabilities facing LGBT people.

  • Policymakers and service providers must ensure that disaster relief is accessible and administered without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, including safe shelters, access to medication such as HIV treatment, and financial support for displaced LGBT individuals and families.

    [OCS: I have never seen sex-based discrimination in any disaster relief effort administered by local, state, or federal agencies. From what I have seen, people are treated uniformly—like crap.]

  • Given that LGBT populations are more likely to live in areas with poor infrastructure, worse-built environments, and fewer resources to respond to climate change, development plans, and zoning policies, particularly in urban areas, should prioritize expanding green space and enhancing structural resilience. Policies that mitigate discriminatory housing practices and provide economic relief to LGBT people will bolster the resilience of these communities to climate events.

    [OCS: Where individuals choose to live is based on a combination of factors, and most are free to relocate. That gays decide to congregate in a desert area like Palm Springs, California, which may be at a higher risk of earthquake damage or the effects of drought, is a matter of individual choice and should not be a subject of public policy. As for enhancing structural resilience, this should be the goal of every community, gay or not. As for expanding green space in desert areas like Palm Springs, this is a non-starter without altering idiotic progressive communist democrat environmental policies which prioritize the needs of fish and rodents over the needs of humans and involve flushing billions of gallons of potable water into the ocean rather than improving agriculture or supporting populations artificially impacted by increasing numbers of illegal alien invaders.]

  • Future research should examine how disparities across housing, employment, and healthcare among LGBT people, particularly transgender individuals and LGBT people of color, compound the geographic vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change.

    [OCS: This is a plea for research funds based on a nonsensical proposition.]

  • Federal and state surveys, including the U.S. Census, should include measures of sexual orientation and gender identity to increase the scope and granularity of information available on LGBT people, including assessments of climate risk.

    [OCS: There is no legitimate way to assess climate risk or determine optimum temperatures for a given locality. As for gathering Census data, it is time to demand the measurement of illegal aliens in the United States and their impact on resources.]

  • NASA and FEMA risk assessments, as well as other measures of climate risk, should include LGBT people among social groups with elevated vulnerability to climate change when assigning social vulnerability scores.

    [OCS: NASA should remain dedicated to its primary mission of space exploration and stay out of intersectional politics. Social vulnerability scores are a crock of crap as they are used only to further the progressive communist democrat agenda by segmenting and stratifying individuals by sex, gender, and other characteristics, which are meaningless unless you are engaging in a political power play.]

<Source> <Full Report>

If you only have a hammer, everything appears to be a nail...

ABOUT THE WILLIAMS INSTITUTE: The Williams Institute is dedicated to conducting rigorous, independent research on sexual orientation and gender identity law and public policy. A think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high-quality research with real-world relevance and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media, and the public.

The authors appear to be joining the ranks of those who see an opportunity to exploit climate change to advance their personal and professional agendas. I would have preferred a paper on the lawyers who pervert the law to gain carve-out privileges for developers who obtain exemptions to build in known disaster areas. 

Bottom line...

This is the type of bullshit pseudo-science generated by progressive communist democrat academics to justify public policies based on the bogus theory of intersectionality and disparate income. 

If one wants to play around with risk statistics, let them use actuarial risk calculations based on historical events and adjusted for trend probabilities. As for impacts, let us acknowledge that government-induced inflation has significantly increased repair and replacement costs and imposes restrictions on insurance for those who continue to rebuild dwellings in known disaster areas. Building highrise buildings in seismically active areas, homes along crumbling cliffs, flooding rivers, or dense fire-prone forests is nonsensical. Especially when the progressive communist democrat environmentalists refuse to allow prudent, scientific forest management.

Perhaps, if UCLA Law School concentrated on turning out ethical graduates instead of political activists and bullshit reports, the nation would be better served by its graduates.

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


WHERE HAVE WE HEARD THIS BEFORE?

GWU

Same bullshit behavior from the progressive communist democrat Mayor and Police Department that allowed January 6 agitators to create a riot…

District of Columbia Police Reject George Washington University Request to Clear Pro-Hamas Encampment

D.C. police rejected pleas from George Washington University officials to clear pro-Palestinian demonstrators out of an on-campus encampment early Friday morning, saying they worried about the optics of moving against a small number of peaceful protesters, according to two officials familiar with the talks.

Officers had assembled around 3 a.m. Friday and were prepared to enter the encampment, but senior leaders in the police chief’s and mayor’s office ordered them to stand down, the officials said. The demonstrators were small in number and largely peaceful, and the city officials told their university counterparts they wanted to avoid images of violent altercations between police and protesters flashing on TV screens across the country. The George Washington campus in downtown Washington, five blocks from the White House. <Source>

Bottom line…

This is like ignoring the “broken windows” theory of policing, where you catch the perps early before they engage in more serious crimes.

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 THERE ANOTHER FAUCI 2.0 IN THE U.S. SCIENCE BUREAUCRACY?

Bio-hazard-democrats

Here we go again…

  • Popular Science: Bird flu virus traces detected in 1 in 5 pasteurized cow milk samples.
  • New York Times: Fragments of Bird Flu Virus Discovered in Milk.
  • NBC News: 1 in 5 samples of pasteurized milk had bird flu virus fragments, FDA says.

The “official” word…

FDA-HDR

Updates on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) is a disease that is highly contagious and often deadly in poultry, caused by highly pathogenic avian influenza A (H5) and A (H7) viruses; it is also known as bird or avian flu. HPAI viruses can be transmitted by wild birds to domestic poultry and other bird and animal species. Although bird flu viruses do not normally infect humans, sporadic human infections have occurred. It is important to note that “highly pathogenic” refers to severe impact in birds, not necessarily in humans.

What’s New -- April 26, 2024 

The FDA has received additional results from an initial limited set of geographically targeted samples as part of its national commercial milk sampling study underway in coordination with USDA. The FDA continues to analyze this information; however, preliminary results of egg inoculation tests on quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR)-positive retail milk samples show that pasteurization is effective in inactivating HPAI.

This additional testing did not detect any live, infectious virus. These results reaffirm our assessment that the commercial milk supply is safe. 

In addition, several samples of retail powdered infant formula were tested, as well as powdered milk products marketed as toddler formula. All qPCR results of formula testing were negative, indicating no detection of viral fragments or virus in powdered formula products.

The FDA is further assessing retail samples from its study of 297 samples of retail dairy products from 38 states. All samples with a PCR positive result are going through egg inoculation tests, a gold-standard for determining if infectious virus is present. These important efforts are ongoing, and we are committed to sharing additional testing results as soon as possible. Subsequent results will help us to further review our assessment that pasteurization is effective against this virus and the commercial milk supply is safe.

[OCS: Hardly a statistically relevant sample across a large population of animals.]

Epidemiological signals from our CDC partners continue to show no uptick of human cases of flu and no cases of H5N1, specifically, beyond the one known case related to direct contact with infected cattle.

Review of Available Data

Given that the detection of H5N1 in dairy cows is a novel and evolving situation, no studies on the effects of pasteurization on HPAI viruses (such as H5N1) in bovine milk have previously been completed although considerable scientific literature is available that has informed our current understanding.

[OCS: Translation – we don’t know what we don’t know.]

The established pasteurization process set forth in the PMO provides specific times and temperature requirements for effective pasteurization of known pathogens in the milk supply. Data from previous studies that serve as the underpinnings of the FDA’s current milk supply safety assessment show that pasteurization is very likely to effectively inactivate heat-sensitive viruses, like H5N1, in milk from cows and other species. Additionally, data shows thermal inactivation of HPAI (H5N1) has been successful during the pasteurization process for eggs, which occurs at lower temperatures than what is used for milk. <Source>

Spreading the word…

USDA Publishes H5N1 Influenza A Virus Genetic Sequences on publicly available site

The APHIS [Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service] National Veterinary Services Laboratories made available 239 genetic sequences from the U.S. H5N1 clade 2.3.4.4b influenza virus recently found in samples associated with the ongoing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak in poultry and wild birds, and the recent H5N1 event in dairy cattle. APHIS routinely publishes influenza genetic sequence data on GISAID (the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data); however, in the interest of public transparency and ensuring the scientific community has access to this information as quickly as possible to encourage disease research and development to benefit the U.S. dairy industry, APHIS is also rapidly sharing raw sequence data to the National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information. Sequences posted are from cattle, cats, chickens, skunk, racoon, grackle, blackbird, and goose.   APHIS will continue making additional raw genetic sequences available on a rolling basis at Home - SRA - NCBI (nih.gov); use the search term “WGS of H5N1”. <Source>

With today’s technology, courtesy of Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak, and the Communist Chinese in Wuhan, the tools to create modified viruses that are increasingly virulent and lethal to humans are now well-known and available to researchers with a graduate student skill level.

The Risks of Unvetted Virus Sample Sharing: A Cautionary Tale for the United States

One of the primary concerns surrounding the funding of bioresearch and the sharing of virus data and samples is the potential for them to be obtained by unvetted researchers or sketchy laboratories, or created from “blueprint” data descriptions.

In an era of heightened biosecurity concerns and the proliferation of bioweapons, the possibility of malicious actors gaining access to dangerous pathogens is a serious threat to global health security.

The case of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought these concerns into sharp focus.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology lacked the necessary expertise or facilities to handle dangerous pathogens safely, which led to the accidental release of a pathogen that killed millions and disrupted worldwide activities.

It appears that those funding the research had little concern for the malign motives of the individuals or the level of operational expertise in the organizations receiving the funding, even knowing the heightened possibility of misuse or exploitation for nefarious purposes. The consequences were catastrophic.

To address these concerns, the United States needs to adopt a more rigorous approach to sharing virus samples and data. This could include stricter vetting procedures for sample recipients, enhanced oversight of research activities involving dangerous pathogens, and greater transparency in the sharing process. By ensuring that samples and data are only shared with reputable researchers and laboratories with the necessary expertise and infrastructure, the United States can help mitigate the risks of catastrophic consequences.

Bottom line…

The United States must take steps to address the risks associated with sharing virus information and samples with unvetted researchers or sketchy laboratories. Data sharing must be done responsibly, ensuring biosecurity and safeguarding against misuse or exploitation.

The problem is that you cannot trust the progressive communist democrats with the safety and security of the United States.

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


DEMOCRATS ARE WELCOMING LARGE NUMBERS OF MUSLIMS INTO THE COUNTRY

Once again, the Obama/Biden Administration proves that they cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States.

Beyond the never-before imagined open borders that allow criminals, crazies, and terrorists to pass freely into the United States, the Obama/Biden Administration is facilitating the immigration of individuals from two of the most hostile regimes who sometimes pretend they are our friends: Turkey and Qatar, both of which fund terrorist activities.

Call me Islamophobic and I will whole heartedly agree with you. The tenets of Islam are contrary to Western Civilization, freedom, and human rights. Considering the number of conflicts involving Islamicists around the world, I challenge anyone to prove that their desire for worldwide conquest and the death or servitude of non-believers is not an absolute fact. And, since the Islamicists regard the Quran as the literal word of Allah, it cannot be reformed without committing blasphemy, a sure death sentence in the Muslim world.

Tp-1

Facilitating the destruction of America?

HDRUSCIS to Open International Field Offices in Qatar and Turkey

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced the upcoming opening of international field offices in Doha, Qatar, and Ankara, Turkey, to increase capacity for refugee processing, strengthen strategic partnerships, and facilitate interagency cooperation.

“Opening these field offices establishes a USCIS presence and expertise in critical locations in the Middle East and is part of our commitment to the Biden-Harris administration’s efforts to facilitate safe, lawful, and orderly migration and family reunification,” said USCIS Director Ur M. Jaddou. “Our presence in Qatar and Turkey expands USCIS’ footprint outside the United States, supports our humanitarian mission, and strengthens the integrity of the U.S. immigration system.”

The Biden-Harris administration set the refugee admissions ceiling for fiscal year 2024 at 125,000 refugees. Establishing USCIS field offices in Qatar and Turkey will support the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program’s infrastructure in the region. It also will directly support long-established and increasing USCIS refugee processing circuit rides.

Qatar is a critical location and a regional refugee processing hub. Refugee coordinators from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), as well as a suboffice for the Resettlement Support Center for the Middle East and North Africa are already in Qatar. USCIS’ Doha Field Office will be located in the U.S. embassy facility at Camp As Sayliyah, and staff will also periodically meet with the public for scheduled appointments at the U.S. Embassy in Qatar.

Turkey is also a critical location and regional refugee processing hub. The headquarters office for the Resettlement Support Center for Turkey and the Middle East is in Turkey, as are PRM refugee coordinators and a regional office for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. USCIS’ Ankara Field Office will be located in the U.S. Embassy Ankara.

USCIS staff will assume responsibility for processing Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, from State Department consular staff, assist with certain fraud detection-related activities, and provide other limited services. Services at both locations will be available only by appointment. USCIS will update the International Immigration Offices webpage to include information about the field offices, services and appointments.

With the opening of the Doha Field Office on May 7, 2024, and the Ankara Field Office on May 9, 2024, USCIS will have 11 international field offices. Other international field offices include Beijing; Guangzhou, China; Guatemala City; Havana; Mexico City; Nairobi, Kenya; New Delhi; San Salvador, El Salvador; and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  <Source>

Bottom line…

With few exceptions, America should restrict the flow of Muslims into America, especially the rabble-rousing students, who access a high-tech education to be used against America, and radical Imams who preach hate and Jihad. Likewise, we need to eject Muslim front groups which support terrorism like CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations).

We are so screwed when we invite our enemies into our home.

-- 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


FUCKED BY YOUR LEGISLATORS WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF THE MEDIA

OCSHN

What the legislators would have you believe is covered in a broad breakdown of the proposed spending legislation…

  • BILL NUMBER: H. R. 8035 Ukraine Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 -- About $61 billion for Ukraine and replenishing U.S. weapons stockpiles. The overall amount provided to Ukraine for the purchase of weapons would be $13.8 billion. Ukraine would receive more than $9 billion of economic assistance in the form of “forgivable loans.”

  • BILL NUMBER: H. R. 8034 Israel Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 -- About $26 billion for supporting Israel and providing humanitarian relief for people in Gaza. About $4 billion of that would be dedicated to replenishing Israel’s missile defense systems. More than $9 billion of the total would go toward humanitarian assistance in Gaza amid the Israel-Hamas war.

  • BILL NUMBER: H. R. 8036 Indo-Pacific Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024 -- About $8 billion for helping U.S. allies in the Indo-Pacific region and countering China. More than $3.3 billion would go toward submarine infrastructure and development, with an additional $1.9 billion to replenish U.S. weapons provided to Taiwan and other regional allies.

When each bill was passed, they would be combined and sent to the Senate.

One of the items the legislative and media bastards forgot to mention…

On Page 11 of H.R. 8034, you would find a curious $3.5 BILLION item that has nothing to do with Israel and everything to do with the corrupt Obama/Biden Administration funding NGOs who are participating in the illegal alien invasion of the United States and massive get out the vote operations in progressive communist democrat precincts across America.

118TH CONGRESS - 2D SESSION - H. R. 8034
Making emergency supplemental appropriations to respond to the situation in Israel and for related expenses for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, and for other purposes.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE -- MIGRATION AND REFUGEE ASSISTANCE

For an additional amount for ‘‘Migration and Refugee Assistance’’, $3,495,000,000, to remain available until expended, to address humanitarian needs of vulnerable populations and communities: Provided, That such amount is designated by the Congress as being for an emergency requirement pursuant to section 251(b)(2)(A)(I) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.

What is going on...

Remember when President Barack Obama was cozying up to Russia, telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have "more flexibility" to deal with contentious issues like missile defense after the U.S. presidential election? So why are the progressive communist democrats so down on Russia in favor of supporting Ukraine? Could it be because they declared President Trump was in cahoots with Russia to win an election and simultaneously covered up that the Russia hoax involved Ukrainian actors and Joe Biden's quid pro quo corruption?

And why is the United States hell-bent on sanctioning the Netzah Yehuda Army battalion in Israel, which they accuse of violating the human rights of West Bank Palestinians? Could it do with seeking the support of Muslims in the swing state of Michigan which is critical for a democrat election win by reducing aid to Israel based on sanctions? And, not one word about the real threat posed by Iran and its proxies. 

Bottom line…

We are being played as the radical progressive communist democrats see the potential end of their regime.

Why are we funding Ukraine if the Obama/Biden Administration has no negotiated end game to a war Ukraine is not winning, and what further funding will flow when Ukraine must be rebuilt?

Why are we funding Gazan relief when 70% of the population continues to support Hamas and agrees with killing Jews? Why are demands being made of Israel and not Hamas?

Where is the assistance for Haiti, which is a failed state in our neighborhood (838 miles from Florida)?

Did anyone notice that the Republicans passed a renewal bill allowing civil rights abuses and spying on Americans through the back door?

We are so screwed.

Rep-dem-deal
-- 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


SOMETIMES THE TRUTH SLIPS THROUGH

BIDEN-TRUTH-3

 


“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 PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS AND THEIR NAZI BRIGADE

Protest-nazis

It’s now out there for everybody to see: Faceless, nameless, professional revolutionary organizers/agitators leading a group of progressive communist democrat useful idiots in support of a terrorist regime promoting the killing of Jews and the genocidal destruction of the Jewish State.

This is the behavior overtly and covertly condoned by progressive communist democrats, from those in Congress to those in the legacy media. The very same people who weaponized and mobilized the power of government institutions to ferret out any individual who dared to set foot in the Capitol for ten minutes while ignoring the murder, mayhem, looting, and burning of our cities by radical progressive communist democrats ostensibly because a black criminal, already dying of a Fentanyl overdose, died while violently resisting arrest. The very same people who destroyed the life of a police officer with malicious prosecution that denied him his civil rights. 

How can Democrats condone large groups of people holding Palestinian flags and professionally printed signs while chanting “Death to America” and assaulting Jewish students?

Could it be because most of today’s leaders were involved in previous communist-agitated antiwar demonstrations in the 60s? Or because they see power, influence, and profits by preventing the reform of the government cesspool?

How many of the unattractive and unaccomplished barking seal followers have been brainwashed to sympathize with terrorists and terrorist enablers in return for temporary group acceptance?

How many academics claim to support academic freedom but are not allowed to question the prevailing progressive communist democrat narrative or seek information from unapproved sources deemed right-wing?

Attention Attorney General Merrick Garland…

It appears we have located and isolated the domestic terrorism threat you claimed existed in America.

It is right in front of you, and you do nothing. Pretty much ignoring existing laws like you ignore federal immigration law. It appears you would much rather target parents attending a school board meeting, traditional Catholics, people praying peaceably on the sidewalk outside an abortion clinic, and grandmothers who set foot inside the Capitol and who were welcomed by guards and stayed within the velvet rope line than prosecute those engaging in hate crimes against Jews, and destroying public property while assaulting chanting “Death to America.”

This is weird…

The picture is captioned, “Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters gathered outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) home in Brooklyn, calling for the United States to “stop arming Israel.”

But what is striking is the age of these protesters and the fact that they are supporting killers, rapists, and those who burn babies alive.

SCHUMER-1

These are progressive communist democrats and useful idiots who have their respective heads so far up Hamas’ collective ass that they are willing to look evil in the face and then bend over to become equally infected. Marxists who hate capitalism, Trump haters, and those who want to be cool and relive their glory days. 

Bottom line…

These are not spontaneous, organic grass-roots protests across the nation; they are highly scripted professional agitator-led "direct actions" financed by hostile foreign interests such as Qatar, billionaire oligarchs, and Democrat dark money groups to influence public opinion, the direction of billions in humanitarian aid, and interference with the 2024 election. Staged anti-Semitism, if you will. 

There is well-established evidence that these protests are widespread coordinated efforts by individuals and organizations who do not wish America well—supported by progressive communist democrats who care more about the Muslim voters in Dearbornistan than the etiquette and ethics of supporting terrorists and their openly stated genocidal agenda.

Since when did Democrats accept the fact that murderous rapist Nazis consider them to be friends and strategic allies in their genocidal fight to kill Jews and destroy the State of Israel?

Protect yourself and your family. The communists are here and they want what you have.

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


VOTING: IT'S NOT WHO, BUT WHAT YOU ARE VOTING FOR

VOTE-FOR
You are not just voting for one party or individual; you are voting for the future of our Country.

  • You are voting for our Constitution, which limits the power of the federal government to interfere with our lives. You are also voting to maintain the Electoral College and the checks and balances envisioned by those who created a foundation for a lasting Republic.

  • You are voting for the First Amendment, which prohibits the government from interfering with your freedom of speech and the right to express your opinion without censorship.

  • You are voting for the Second Amendment, which prohibits the government from confiscating weapons necessary to defend yourself and your family.

  • You are voting for our nation’s sovereignty, including secure borders, legal immigration, and the destruction of our healthcare, education, and social services safety nets. You are preventing unvetted criminals, crazies, terrorists, and drug and child traffickers from illegally entering our Country. 

  • You are voting to control the profligate and wasteful spending that is crippling our nation, feeding inflation, driving up prices, and destroying your savings and retirement funds.

  • You are voting for a well-funded, well-maintained, and well-disciplined military to maintain the deterrence necessary to ensure the safety and security of America, including appropriately compensating our military service members who have pledged their lives to protect our Country.

  • You are voting to restore law and order to our nation, including respect for law enforcement and the elimination of rogue prosecutors and politically biased judges.

  • You are voting to repair, replace, and build out our crumbling infrastructure to improve our nation’s resiliency. This includes ensuring our critical jobs remain in America and are not outsourced again to China, Mexico, and other foreign countries.

  • You are voting to eliminate and replace a broken educational system that indoctrinates rather than educates, eliminating the malignant political corruption that infests our school systems.

  • You are voting for the next Supreme Court Justice(s) and the appointment of Federal Judges who will protect our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  • Most of all, you are voting for the senior citizens you helped build this exceptional nation and the unborn who secure the promise of a bright and prosperous future.

Bottom line...

The sad truth is that we are living in a semi-police state and being governed by a political party that has sold the power of its office to hostile foreign powers, promoting a malignant communist ideology. 

In what universe would it be acceptable to put forth a candidate who is so mentally compromised that he needs handlers, note cards, and functions for only minutes of a time to become the President and Commander-in-Chief of our exceptional nation? And a government controlled by faceless and unaccountable puppeteers acting at the direction of unknown others who are clearly associated with unconstitutional and criminal activities.

Overlooking the boorish behavior of a New York personality to curtail the ongoing national catastrophe seems to be a prudent measure--no matter how much you need to hold your nose.

We are so screwed and the 2024 election -- for the House, Senate, and Presidency -- is the tipping point between a police state and a free America.

-- 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


THERE IS HOPE FOR AMERICA

Fundamental American exceptionalism and decency still exist, but it is aging out of the population. 

Examples of patriotic love of country, respect for the law, and willingness to accept responsibility for one's actions are no longer universally taught, either by overstressed parents preoccupied with the vagaries of daily living or by teachers following union dictates to indoctrinate rather than educate. 

There was a time when knowing the difference between right and wrong, respect for authority, and willingness to deal with the consequences of life were ingrained. Now, everybody has been taught that they are an intersectional victim of the past, with no future without government intervention, monitoring, and supervision.

We are no longer represented by those we send to Congress or elect to local and state positions. The younger generation is taught to be offended by life, whereas others were taught acceptance and how to access tools to adapt, overcome, and prosper.

We were a nation that was healing--all destroyed by the Clintons and Obamas, who generated their own persistent cloud of vicious hate and an insatiable lust for power.

Since when did Americans agree to import hate-filled agitators into our country or tolerate their antics?

Pro-Palestinian protesters outside Columbia University late Saturday night openly advocated for Hamas terrorism against Israel, yelling “Burn Tel Aviv to the ground!” as well as other pro-violence slogans.

Heated protests have roiled Columbia’s campus in the last week. New York City police arrested 108 anti-Israel activists on Thursday after the university’s president asked law enforcement to step in and break up the “Gaza Solidarity Encampment.” Dozens of protester tents occupied campus for over 24 hours, which the university deemed a safety concern and a violation of university policies.

“Al-Qassam you make us proud! Take another soldier out!” was also heard at the demonstration. The al-Qassam Brigades is Hamas’s military wing that perpetrated the brutal attacks against Israel on October 7.

Protesters screamed, “Hamas, we love you! We support your rockets, too!” and “Red, black, green, and white, we support Hamas’ fight!”

“It is right to rebel, Al-Qassam, give them hell!” they said. <Source>

Bottom line...

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Watch the video and decide what legacy you want to leave for America and its children. Then, set about eliminating the negativity from your life, shunning those toxic influences that surround you.

Avoid being 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


TODAY, TAKE A BREAK FROM POLITICS AND UNBOGGLE YOUR BRAIN

When everybody is going batshit crazy about nothing consequential, leave the finger-pointing, scapegoating, and fearmongering behind. 

Take a walk...

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Host a bar-b-que...

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Go to the beach...

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Adopt a puppy...

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Leave the crazy behind for a day.

--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 REPUBLICAN FART (Floor Action Response Team)

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You cannot make this stuff up…

Several Freedom Caucus members in the Republican Party are hell-bent on preserving their leverage over the Speaker of the House, Mike Johnson, by exploiting a threat to oust him from the speakership with a motion to vacate and using the thinly divided House majority to thwart the necessary reform to save America.

The creation of the House “Floor Action Response Team” has stirred up a storm of ridicule on social media due to its acronym: “FART.”

This is all with the intent of countering attempts by a majority of GOP caucus members to diminish the corrupt and malign influence of the so-called radical right. Namely, it is to prevent the GOP majority from displacing its radical and disruptive members from the influential House Rules Committee or to raise the threshold for initiating a vote to remove the Speaker via a motion to vacate.

With the House set to deliberate on three separate bills allocating $95 billion in security assistance to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan and then combine them into a single bill that will be forwarded to the Senate, these few fools, namely Marjory Taylor Green, Thomas Massie, Lauren Boebert, Matt Gaetz want to impose their will on the GOP majority.

These are not patriots; they are disrupters who will effectively hand the House over to the radical progressive communist democrat Hakim Jeffries, currently the Minority Leader of the House.

Bottom line…

I will spare you the jokes and memes circulating on the internet.

We are so screwed.

EXISTENTIAL-THREAT
-- 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


REPUBLICANS AND THE ILLUSION OF CHOICE

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The Illusion of Choice: Republicans and Immigration Policies in the Shadow of Progressive Democrats

It is beyond debate that duplicitous Republicans, many of whom are RINOs (Republicans In Name Only), appear content in playing the loyal opposition to the progressive communist democrats as long as they retain their cushy offices, perks, privileges, and profits.

These Republicans care not a whit for their constituency as they prostrate and prostitute themselves to the special interests, both foreign and domestic, as well as the media.

They are self-serving cowards willing to sell out their Country, Constitution, and constituency for ill-gotten gains, the proverbial thirty pieces of silver if you will. They cannot be trusted with the safety and security of America or Americans. They oversee malignant, malevolent, and malicious policies and do nothing other than run toward the microphones and cameras to loudly condemn the treacherous actions of the opposition while lacking the guts to take meaningful action. These are the letter writers who demand but rarely enforce their demands with legal action. These representatives speechify at congressional hearings but fade into the background as soon as their five minutes of face-time with the cameras runs out.

In the profoundly polarized landscape of American politics, the issue of immigration stands as a battleground where ideologies clash, and narratives diverge.

On one side, we have the Progressive Communist Democrats advocating for "comprehensive reform," emphasizing the type of compassion and inclusivity that demands open borders. On the other side, Republicans have yet to offer a viable alternative. Closer inspection reveals their "tough" stance against open borders as merely a façade—a mirage of choice obscuring the reality of a singular narrative.

The Progressive Communist Democrats, emphasizing social justice and equality, present a vision of immigration reform rooted in humanitarian principles. They advocate for pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, often referred to as Dreamers, who were brought to the United States as children. They champion comprehensive immigration reform, addressing limited border security but also the complexities of visa systems and asylum procedures.

Behind the scenes, the progressive communist democrats talk about flooding the states with illegal aliens who are counted in the official census to create additional representatives in Congress, namely the House of Representatives. Thus, there is no immediate need for citizenship as the children of these illegals become automatic citizens. One generation is all it takes to legalize those who are the progeny of illegal aliens. They secure their majority in the House without lifting a proverbial finger. 

Conversely, Republicans ostensibly position themselves as the voice of opposition, offering a counterbalance to the progressive agenda. However, a closer examination reveals that their rhetoric often aligns more closely with watered-down Democrat policies than actual reform.

While some within the Republican Party may express support for increased border security and stricter enforcement measures, the majority waffles on and on about specific immigration measures, such as merit-based systems or guest worker programs. Yet few call for a functioning visa system that tracks arrivals and departures to issue automatic and immediate deportation orders for violators. Even fewer want to solve the problem when an illegal alien is holding a citizenship baby in their arms. These Republicans are not what we need: we need tough people to make tough choices about tough actions rather than tough talk for the media. 

The illusion of choice becomes evident when one realizes that the Republican stance on immigration is not a genuine alternative to the progressive communist democrat agenda but rather a variation on the same theme—a theme of kicking the can down the road and decrying the damage being done to our safety, security, welfare, healthcare, and educational systems.

While Democrats publicly advocate for inclusivity and the recognition of immigrants' presumed contributions to society, many Republicans respond with the obvious fact that immigrants have become a real threat to national security, economic stability, and a culture of American exceptionalism. The media then dismissing the Republican claims as nothing more than xenophobic fearmongering and scapegoating. 

Big money in play...

There is no doubt that the significant influence of special interest groups, activists, immigration attorneys, political donors, and the massive bureaucracy dealing with immigrant affairs complicates the situation even further.

Powerful lobbyists advocating for cheap labor on behalf of their corporate clients, prioritizing the interests of big business over the welfare of American citizens, also wield significant influence over Republican lawmakers. 

Bottom line...

The idea of Republicans providing a genuine alternative to the immigration policies of Progressive Communist Democrats is but an illusion. This mirage obscures the reality of a singular narrative rooted in exclusion and division.

The Republicans are not the party of, pardon the Obama expression, hope and change; they are the party of duplicity and betrayal. 

The RINOs exist only because we live in a post-consequence world where accountability means suffering through a few mean tweets. The worst thing that can happen to a RINO politician is not mediocrity but becoming irrelevant to the media.

With these guys, there are only two responses: that's not true, and even if it is, it's your fault because you did not sufficiently support our cause with your donations. It can never be; I'm a crap politician who doesn't care or doesn't know what I am doing. 

The Republicans are presently engaging in a suicidal act of self-deception. With months to the 2024 presidential election, we still do not know how the Republicans will start America on the road to reform. Let us hope they get their heads out of their "collectivist" asses.

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


THE AMERICA I KNEW IS ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE

America is committing political suicide as the progressive communist democrats pursue their toxic agenda, especially those threatened with exposure and prosecution for their nefarious activities.

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Our Constitution is at risk…

Progressive communist Democrats are attempting to nullify the provisions that protect the disenfranchisement of smaller states by subverting the Electoral College with a “compact of states” that legislatively declares that a state’s electoral college votes go toward the winner of the National Popular Vote—thus allowing the most populated states to dominate the less populated states in elections. This would effectively convey the presidency to whoever gets the greatest number of popular votes at the national level. Another Constitutional check-and-balance impediment is being removed in the march toward communism.

Likewise, ranked voting stacks the deck in favor of the most represented party and freezes out opposition candidates.

Our shared knowledge base and source of reliable information is at risk.

In a recent poll of jurors, a significant portion of those examined in the voir dire procedure preparatory to becoming a seated juror claimed, under oath, that they got their news from social media sources and the partisan legacy media dominated by progressive communist democrats.

Immigration: the sovereignty, safety, and security of the United States is at risk.

Our nation is being invaded by a horde of unvetted illegal aliens, including criminals, crazies, terrorists, sex traffickers, labor slaves, and illiterate and unskilled workers who immediately require public assistance to exist and do not speak our language—all against federal law.

Yet, an attempt to hold Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas accountable for his “willful and systemic refusal to comply with the law” has been scuttled by a slim majority of progressive communist democrats who simply deemed the impeachment charge as unconstitutional. The primary reason why the progressive communist democrats are flooding the states with illegal aliens whose presence is counted by the census is to create new legislative districts and increase the state’s representation (and majority) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Mayorkas impeachment exposed the Senate’s corruption because it was the first time the Senate had historically exonerated a government official without holding a trial or reviewing evidence.

Education and constitutional free speech are at risk… 

In what universe can a 16-year-old high school student at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, North Carolina, be legitimately suspended for three days after using the term’ illegal alien’ during a vocabulary assignment in his English class?

According to school administrators, the student’s words were deemed to be “offensive and disrespectful” to Hispanic classmates. Identity politics is being used to squelch free speech with the consequences of ruining a student’s permanent record and limiting college acceptance. There is little doubt that the progressive communist democrats have captured education via the control and intimidation of powerful communist-oriented unions and have replaced education with indoctrination, including the wholesale redefining of words and phrases or criminalizing their use.

Our entire legal system is at risk…

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Those in charge of legal proceedings are willing to “un-blind” Lady Justice to insert politics into the law, regardless of whether the law must be tortured or subverted. If not for partisanship and corruption, how can a Judge allow and support the misapplication of the law as it is currently understood? Allowing prosecutors to cherry-pick offenses and criminalize civil charges based on “novel” legal theories that appear nonsensical to legal experts?

Explain how a corrupt Judge, whose family members play an essential part in persecuting the defendant on trial, can deny a venue change when there is overwhelming evidence that the jury pool is tainted and biased against the defendant.

The progressive communist democrat foreign policy empowers our enemies and disparages our allies.

Once again, I ask how Turkey can remain a member of NATO and have access to classified military information while consorting with our enemies during periods of U.S.-involved conflicts.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Ismail Haniyeh, the Qatar-based leader of the terrorist group Hamas, in Turkey.

“Even if only I, Tayyip Erdogan, remain, I will continue as long as God gives me my life, to defend the Palestinian struggle and to be the voice of the oppressed Palestinian people.” Erdogan continues to characterize the murderous terrorist group Hamas as a “resistance group.”

GOP suicide and the outlandish tyranny of the minority.

With a highly polarized political system, even a slim majority may exert an undue force that empowers radical individuals and policies. Witness Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) holding the GOP caucus at gunpoint as she threatens to call for the removal of Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson, a dangerous move that could allow the radical progressive communist democrats to capture the speakership and put a rabid Democrat in line for presidential succession.

Junk science...

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Imagine the headlines when a report declares that wearing a pair of jeans just once creates 2.5kg of CO2, which is the equivalent of driving a car for 6.4 miles. 

"Scientists from the Guangdong University of Technology analyzed the life cycle of a pair of Levi's jeans from growing the cotton to their eventual disposal." The pseudo-science of global warming rears its ugly head. Instead of highlighting the natural beneficial aspects of CO2, the poseurs declare it is a harmful pollutant.

Sexual politics is another name for communism.

Why are so many unhappy, unaccomplished, and unattractive genderqueer activists promoting a socialist future? And why would anyone listen to this cohort of disaffected individuals as they destroy the traditional family structure and promote unlimited deviant sex?

Google "polycule" -- “an intricate structure formed of people with overlapping deep attachments: romantic, sexual, sensual, platonic."

Bottom line…

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We are so screwed; it will take decades to recover—if recovery is possible at this stage.

-- 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


CHURCHILL: OBSERVATIONS ON ISLAM

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While many will decry Churchill’s view of Islam to be racist and authored by a colonialist, that doesn’t mean he mischaracterizes the nature of Islam, which he calls “Mohammedanism”…

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property – either as a child, a wife, or a concubine – must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Thousands become the brave and loyal soldiers of the faith: all know how to die but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.

― Winston Churchill, The River War

Winston Churchill wrote “The River War” and published it in two volumes in 1899. It covers the British campaign in the Sudan, particularly focusing on the reconquest of the Sudanese territory from the forces of the Mahdi, Muhammad Ahmad.

Churchill’s admiration for the Mahdist forces, led by Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi, was evident in his depiction of their courage and determination. He acknowledged the fervent religious zeal that inspired the Mahdist warriors to resist British imperialism. Churchill recognized the potency of the Islamic faith as a motivating force, especially in the face of foreign intervention.

At the same time, Churchill was critical of certain aspects of Islamic governance and culture, particularly what he perceived as its resistance to modernization and its authoritarianism. He viewed the imposition of strict Islamic law under the Mahdi’s rule as oppressive and detrimental to both individual and societal progress.

While Churchill’s perspectives on Islam, imperialism, and warfare reflect the attitudes prevalent in late 19th-century colonialist Britain, many activist agitators hold that his views do not align with contemporary values and understanding, but since Islam remains unreformed, its theocratical views are still practiced; one can consider Islam to be a clear and present danger to Western Civilization and a tool for modern-day authoritarianism.

Some appeasers argue that Islam, like any religion, can undergo reform and adaptation to modern contexts. At the same time, the fundamental Islamists believe that the fundamentals of Islam are immutable and, therefore, resistant to significant reform. In this case, the religion’s more violent and authoritarian practices are anathema to modern society.

Bottom line...

The only thing that Islam respects is brute force. Thus, the United States must become a deterrent for further Islamicist aggression.

Until then, America and Americans remain vulnerable to barbarism and we are screwed.

-- Steve

Jihad


“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