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WILL THERE BE A COMING TRUMP "TRADE WAR"

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The problem is not so much currency manipulation as it is the theft of American intellectual property …

The biggest issue with China is not their currency manipulation or the trade imbalance between China and the United States. A trade imbalance means that we purchase more than we export, and the devaluation of their currency means that these goods are cheaper relative to our native goods. All to the benefit of the consumer, but not necessarily to a revenue-hungry nation or the special interests who cannot compete. Pretty much why Donald Trump purchased construction materials abroad and outsourced the production of his commercial products.  In trade, at least free and fair trade,  capitalism fosters competition whereas socialism and special interests fosters protectionism.  And, if you believe that the United States does not engage in currency manipulation, let me introduce you to the privately-owned Federal Reserve whose interest-rate machinations have screwed over American consumers and allowed financial institutions to recapitalize, restructure, and profit at the public’s expense.  Let us not forget, that many of the loans underwritten by the government to credit-impaired nations are not only part of foreign policy, but serve the special interests who are trading in the American-financed goods.

It is the theft of our intellectual property, both military and commercial. This allows them to build up countermeasures to the latest military equipment as well as flooding the world's growing marketplaces is Russia, India, Iran, South America, and China itself with knock-off goods which are often of a surprisingly quality.

Trade sanctions on Chinese imports in neither new nor novel. We have over 21,000 tariffs built into trade "normalization" agreements that only serve as a hidden tax on the American consumer. The sad fact is that any tariff on goods or services is already built-in to the final price and simply represents money flowing from your pockets to the government whose programs amount to wealth redistribution and the purchase of political power.

Even worse, we do not know exactly what is arriving in American ports, especially those operated by the Chinese. Not to mentioned the heavily unionized labor force that has been known to have ties to organized crime and is not above taking bribes in the past.

  • Part of the solution may be to increase port inspections and to destroy goods that are found to violate copyrights, trademarks, or technical specifications.
  • Part of the solution may be to mount an affirmative defense against hacking by attempting to destroy the communications links most often used by hackers to attack the United States.
  • Part of the solution may be to take back the keys to the internet from ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that controls the namespaces associated with internet addresses. Perhaps demanding the replacement of IPv4 (Internet Protocol Version 4) with the more secure IPv6.
  • Part of the solution may be to have critical network infrastructure components built in the United States and certified by testing each and every unit.
  • Part of the solution may be to crack down on known spying centers and stop allowing unfettered access to American educational institutions.

Bottom line …

Let us hope that some Trump appointee will go beyond the political and financial considerations and start to consider the digital defense of the United States as a major” to-do” item. Pretty much why we need tough, tech-savvy people to head the Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, and, above all, the Department of Justice. I do not believe that there will be a trade war – a pyrrhic victory to be sure – but a crackdown on the theft of intellectual property and a more vigorous program to detect foreign spies.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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 BLACK LIVES MATTER AN ANTI-AMERICA COMMUNIST FRONT GROUP?

  • If Black Lives Mattered, why is it that this group sits idly by and watches inner cities blacks killing blacks in numbers approaching deaths in a war zone?
  • Why does this group support progressive socialist democrats who have governed and ripped-off the inner cities that have become cesspools of poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime?
  • And what is so damn attractive about communism where their protests would be met by imprisonment, torture, and death?
  • Why are they so hell-bent on destroying the United States from within instead of going to the world’s dictatorships and fighting for the rights of the truly oppressed?

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How is it that the communist dupes and the useful idiots can speak of “freedom” in the face of a brutal dictatorship led by a murderous and corrupt thug? A man who oppressed his own people, torturing (the real kind of torture, not enhanced interrogation), maiming, and killing those who disagreed with his communist revolution or had the courage to report the truth about his failed regime.

“With Fidel’s passing there is one more lesson that stands paramount: when we are rooted in collective vision when we bind ourselves together around quests for infinite freedom of the body and the soul, we will be victorious. As Fidel ascends to the realm of the ancestors, we summon his guidance, strength, and power as we recommit ourselves to the struggle for universal freedom. Fidel Vive!” <Source>

How does anyone worship domestic terrorists and people that killed police officers?  But then again, it was the Black Lives Matter group that chanted “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon.”

A final lesson is that to be a revolutionary, you must strive to live in integrity. As a Black network committed to transformation, we are particularly grateful to Fidel for holding Mama Assata Shakur, who continues to inspire us. We are thankful that he provided a home for Brother Michael Finney Ralph Goodwin, and Charles Hill, asylum to Brother Huey P. Newton, and sanctuary for so many other Black revolutionaries who were being persecuted by the American government during the Black Power era. <Source>

Getting Away With Murder

Robert Rosenbloom was shot through the throat and bled to death 26 years ago. While most of America may have forgotten what happened that day, the state of New Mexico has not.

On Nov. 8, 1971, Rosenbloom pulled his cruiser behind a car with three men in it. Suddenly a passing motorist saw the trooper fly through the air and crumple to the side of the road. The three suspects - self-described revolutionaries Michael Finney, Charles Hill, and Ralph Goodwin -- all led police on a high speed chase before abandoning their car and disappearing into the desert. They left behind weapons, 300 rounds of ammunition, several bombs, and three neatly packed bags. Eighteen days later, they crawled out of the sand near the Albuquerque airport and rammed a stolen truck through the fence. Jumping aboard a TWA jet, they ordered it to Cuba where they were greeted as heroes.

And there they remain, along with 75 other Americans who fled to Cuba to escape justice. Finney and Hill were given state jobs. Hill even has a new family. Goodwin reportedly drowned in the 1970's while swimming off a Cuban beach.<Source>

Mama Assata Shakur

Assata Olugbala Shakur (born JoAnne Deborah Byron; July 16, 1947), is an African-American activist, member of the former Black Panther Party (BPP) and Black Liberation Army (BLA) who was convicted of murder in 1977. Between 1971 and 1973, Shakur was convicted of several crimes and was the subject of a multistate manhunt. In May 1973, Shakur was involved in a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike, in which she killed New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and grievously assaulting Trooper James Harper. BLA member Zayd Malik Shakur was also killed in the incident, and Shakur was wounded. <Source

Are these Black Lives Matter people effin’ delusional?

“Revolution is rooted in the recognition that there are certain fundamentals to which every being has a right, just by virtue of one’s birth: healthy food, clean water, decent housing, safe communities, quality healthcare, mental health services, free and quality education, community spaces, art, democratic engagement, regular vacations, sports, and places for spiritual expression are not questions of resources, but questions of political will and they are requirements of any humane society.” <Source>

In Castro’s Cuba, as well as in most dictatorships, the leadership and their elite special interests live quite well. As for the rest, they do their best to survive on a day-to-day basis. The utopia described above does not exist anywhere, especially in the communist paradises like Russia, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and that isolated communist state run by a madman, North Korea. Why are so many revolutionaries rooted out and tortured or killed if their revolutionary message was part of the natural political process of continually improving one’s collective community? Why are the communists afraid of a free press that should be empowered to investigate and report the truth about the regime, its leadership, ad the condition of its people. In many instances, the type of protest seen in the United States would be met with harsh repercussions for the demonstrators.

How many of the Black Lives Matter crowd understand that in Cuba, Afro-Cubans are denied the best jobs. <Source>

Bottom line … 

Black Lives Matter appears to be a communist front group filled with agitators, activists, and useful idiots who do not wish America well. They should be regarded as a clear and present danger to America and ALL Americans. If they truly do not believe that “all lives matter,” they have no place in a civil society that acts under the rule of law.  And it is apparent that they are aligned and embraced by the democrat party and supported by the racists in the Congressional Black Caucus.

The questions they can't answer is: if Cuba has a civil society, why do they shoot families trying to leave the island? And, if healthcare was so great, why did Castro send for foreign doctors to treat him?

We are so screwed when groups like this spout their revolutionary rhetoric and cause nothing by chaos, confusion, and anarchy.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


MEDIA, UNIONS TROLL TRUMP ON POLICING -- AS PUSHBACK FOR THREATS TO CUT FUNDING TO SANCTUARY CITIES

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A few facts …

  • It is up to the politicians and those in positions of authority to prioritize the expenditure of funds to insure the safety and security of the public BEFORE funding education, new infrastructure construction and non-essential endeavors.
  • Unions are unions – a socialist creation that promotes collectivism over individuality. And, in the case of public employee unions, insert themselves between the public and their elected officials in such a manner as the public is often denied a seat at the table as unions and their own selected politicians negotiate higher and higher wages and benefits with little regard to economics or increasing productivity.
  • There are those politicians, unions, and special interests who create false arguments using police, fire, and medical personnel to lend legitimacy to politically-motivated campaigns that have more to do with taxation revenue flowing into the general fund than the revenue being irrevocably allocated to the cause publicized.
  • Sanctuary cities violate federal law when they aid and abet criminals and others who are not eligible to be in the United States. And, politicians who sign orders to disregard federal laws, rules and regulations should be held accountable for their actions to the greatest extent possible. Political policies resulted in the deaths of Jamiel Shaw (who would have graduated Stanford 2 years ago), the Bologna family, and more recently Kate Steinle. All killed by illegal aliens with multiple deportations who were shielded by politicians.
  • Law enforcement and other public safety agencies who have used federal funds to replace community and state funding to release money to support illegal alien services are just as guilty as those who aid and abet criminal aliens. One might ask themselves why violent foreign gangs, whether from El Salvador or Russia, freely roam American streets?
  • The bureaucrats and special interests who manage and service the illegal alien community, from healthcare to criminal justice, all have a self-interest in preserving a corrupt system based on politics rather than the United States Constitution.
  • Illegal aliens are not legal immigrants and the two must never be conflated or confused. Additionally, approximately 40% of illegal aliens come through the front door and overstay their visas. These people are not undocumented and have signed a pledge, under penalty of perjury, to leave the United States at the appropriate time.
  • There is no legitimate reason why Americans need to import poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime on an involuntary basis.

Media, unions troll Donald Trump … [My comments in bracketed blue italics]

Donald Trump, police union at odds over ‘sanctuary cities’ funding

The country’s largest police union, which endorsed Donald Trump for president, is wary of his stance on a key campaign issue: his promise to withhold funds from “sanctuary cities.”

[Like I said, it is the prime responsibility of political and police to ensure funding for public safety and security above all other expenditures.]

As part of his first 100-days action plan, Mr. Trump has pledged to block all federal funding to jurisdictions that shield illegal immigrants.

[This is what Americans want from their politicians, the immigration activists/agitators, special interests, and politicians be damned. California overwhelmingly voted for Proposition 187 (goal of Proposition 187 was to make illegal aliens ineligible for non-emergency public benefits) which the progressive socialist democrats managed to nullify in a court dominated by progressives.]

But in recent days, mayors and police chiefs in major cities across the country have pledged to stand behind their sanctuary city policies in defiance of Mr. Trump’s plans.

[These mayors and police chiefs need to be prosecuted for violating federal laws and aiding and abetting criminals. And, in the case where a criminal alien kills another person, suffer and enhancement to their final no-parole, no plea-bargain sentence. We the People cannot allow our public officials to pick and choose what local, state, and federal laws they will uphold. There is a degree of discretionary power when it comes to dealing with individual cases; but that power does not extend to a wholesale violation of the law.]

The stance creates a conundrum for the National Fraternal Order of Police, which doesn’t support the sanctuary city concept but worries that public safety could be harmed if funds for law enforcement initiatives are withheld from cities.

[As with everything in politics, they are not really concerned about the public safety, but their own self-interests. As they say, “follow the money.”]

“We do not support the withholding of public safety funds as a hammer,” said FOP Executive Director James Pasco.

[It is not Donald Trump’s fault if law enforcement agencies are not fully funded by their respective states, counties, and cities. It is the fault of the political leaders who have diverted money needed for public safety to programs which put the public at significant and unnecessary risk.]

The FOP, which has more than 330,000 members, has been supportive of the Republican president-elect and hopes that Mr. Trump will usher in a new era of respect and support for law enforcement. But Mr. Pasco said that withholding federal funds to local governments and their law enforcement agencies ultimately would endanger residents.

[They supported Donald Trump who supports law and order over Hillary Clinton who appears to have great disdain for anyone in a uniform – as evidenced by her treatment of the Arkansas protection detail and the military.] Again, a “collective” position taken based on their self-interests.]

Source:    Donald Trump, National Fraternal Order of Police at odds over 'sanctuary cities' funding - Washington Times

Bottom line ...

We the people, in a legal election, have chosen to uphold the Constitution, the rule of law, and a civil society. And, those who break the law to support illegal aliens who have no right to entry or presence in the United States should be held accountable. If this means putting the Los Angeles Police Chief, Charlie Beck, on trial for affirmatively choosing to violate federal law– so be it.

Enough is enough.

Illegal aliens have changed the fundamental nature of our society and social safety nets to the detriment of legal citizens and legal immigrants. The proximate cause of wealth inequality at the lower edge of the pay scale can be directly attributed to illegal aliens who undercut the legitimate workers and prevent wages from naturally rising (through supply and demand) to a living wage. All for the sake of cheap labor or political support of the progressive socialist democrats and their give-away entitlement culture.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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 SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS, THE PARTY OF LAWYERS, ATTEMPT TO DE-LEGITIMATIZE DONALD TRUMP

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The latest conspiracy theory has the Clinton campaign using the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, to demand time-consuming recounts in order to delay state certification to the electoral college. While the recount cannot materially change the outcome, a delay in certification could deny those state’s electoral votes to Trump, thus producing a lop-sided victory (Trump: 260, Clinton:232) with no candidate reaching the 270 vote threshold for a clean win.

If this should happen, the decision will be made by Congress where states have one vote each and there is a Republican majority in both chambers. The House will select the President and the Senate, also a GOP majority, will select the Vice President. It is unknown if any GOP representatives would vote against their party – as progressive GOP members have done before.

If Trump is elected by his party, the progressive socialist democrats can claim that Trump does not have a mandate to govern and is a somewhat illegitimate president since Hillary Clinton appears to have won the popular vote.

This end run around the Electoral College appears to be just another ploy by the progressive socialist democrats who torture the rules and often turn to the courts to win what they cannot win in elections or in legislation that requires members to reveal their votes.

The counterweight to this maneuver would be to hold the progressive socialist democrats responsible in the 2018 congressional election and return a veto-proof GOP majority to the House and the Senate. 

We are so screwed when a fringe candidate with standing, but no chance of winning is allowed to challenge an election.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


Barbara Lee: Useful Idiot or Communist Dupe Praising Castro?

There is little doubt in my mind that Barbara Lee is a corrupt racist politician who views everything through the lens of race and ideology. Supporting the progressive socialist democrats and their cadre of socialists and communists in positions of political power.

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee praises Castro, bashes Trump

As the world reacted with mixed feelings Saturday to the death of Fidel Castro, a Bay Area member of Congress who’s visited Cuba more than 20 times called him a global leader who should be mourned. “We need to stop and pause and mourn his loss,” Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, said in a phone interview.  

When she learned the news, Lee said, “I was very sad for the Cuban people. “He led a revolution in Cuba that led social improvements for his people.”

In her eight meetings with Castro over the years, Lee said, she found him to be “a smart man. A historian. He wanted normal relations with the United States but not at the expense of the accomplishments of the revolution.”

When President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday blurted out in a tweet “Fidel Castro is dead!” it showed Trump’s unfitness for office, Lee said.

Source: Barbara Lee praises Fidel Castro, bashes Donald Trump

Bottom line …

Thank heavens for Donald Trump’s “America First” viewpoint as there are so many that promote racism and divisive progressive politics as they do not appear to wish America well at all.

Barbara Lee is one of the proximate causes for the decline of California, the formerly Golden State.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


AMERICA'S BIGGEST PROBLEM IS NOT TRUMP: IT IS AN APATHETIC CITIZEN WHO BELIEVES THE PROPAGANDA SPOON-FED BY THE MEDIA

So much of what I am reading in the mainstream media, the alternative media, and the social media is pure propaganda or incendiary rhetoric that serves to build audiences and clicks …

 

OCS NOTEBOOK

Have you noticed that the elites who are lecturing the Americans people about healthcare, diversity, income inequality, and Islamic immigration are not personally affected by their actions and are immune from the consequences of their pronouncements?

Whether they are insulated by wealth, political power, or the power of the collective media -- there is little disruption in their elite neighborhoods, hence a distorted worldview.

Even worse, most of the media is filled with propaganda and the use of pejorative labels like "denier" and "'phobe" to counter the facts, findings, and arguments  of the opposition.

The major threat to America is an apathetic populace or one that simply dotes on political celebrity and the treatment of the political parties as if they were sports teams.

YOU MUST THINK FOR YOURSELF.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


TRUMP: ROMNEY OR GIULIANI --- WHY NOT JOHN BOLTON?

Even with Rudy Giuliani’s leadership skills and Mitt Romney’s organizational skills, one must conclude that neither man is really fit to be the Secretary of State. Both are big government establishment types, Mitt Romney almost a progressive socialist democrat. John Bolton is both skilled and knowledgeable and would make a wonderful Secretary of State.

SOS

And with both of these candidates, one wonders if the two former presidential candidates will be acting for themselves or America. But if it came down to the two candidates, I would choose Giuliani over Romney. 

 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


Clinton Campaign Will Participate in Stein's State Recounts: An Opportunity to Check for Dead People and Illegal Alien Voters?

Update: Pennsylvania State Department says Stein missed recount deadline

Stein missed Pennsylvania's deadline to file for a voter-initiated recount. To keep their hopes alive, Stein has mounted a legal challenge in an attempt to force a recount. While the chances of litigation are uncertain, the vote tally is clear.

There is no proof that the Russians, who were said to have hacked the e-mail accounts of Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and John Podesta, engaged in an attempt at subverting the election. In fact, it appears that Jill Stein’s votes account for much of the margin of Hillary’s loss to Donald Trump.

Update: Board of Canvassers certifies Trump victory in Michigan

The Michigan Board of Canvassers, with a 4-0 vote, certified the state's election results Monday, showing Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race in the state by a 10,704-vote margin over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Board of Canvassers' certification makes the election results official, but it also starts the 48-hour clock for Jill Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate, to seek a recount.

Update: No actionable evidence of hacking.

Clinton lawyer Marc Elias wrote, “Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves.” The Clinton team’s involvement will likely be limited to having lawyers or other experts at recount sites to watch over the proceedings.

Original Post … 

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It appears that the Clinton campaign will join in Jill Stein’s recount efforts although the final results of the election are not in doubt and that there has been no evidence if election hacking by anyone, foreign or domestic. Some suspected that the Clinton campaign was orchestrating the Stein effort when the amount of money requested for the recount kept changing by millions of dollars.

A number of questions about, with the primary one being “why would a challenger with standing, who cannot possibly win, challenge an election?

  • Could this be a fund-raising ploy?
  • Could this be an effort for the progressive socialist democrats and their “green party” associates to reconnect with their disgruntled base or to pander to those voters they lost to the Trump campaign?
  • Could this be an effort to throw shade on the Trump victory in order to claim that he does not have the people’s mandate for some of the more difficult pieces of proposed legislation like the repeal and replacement of Obamacare?
  • Will the Trump campaign seize this opportunity to make a case for voter-id by exposing voter fraud, illegal aliens, and other anomalies?
  • Will the American people get a glimpse into the foreign monies flowing into the campaigns by looking at groups registering individual voters or sponsoring “invalid” voters?

Or is this simply a method to pursue and legitimize the claim that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote – to be used in the upcoming 2018 congressional campaign where the democrats want to control politics at the local and state level?

Once again, Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy is illustrated …

I seem to remember both Hillary Clinton and her talking-head surrogates asking Trump in the media, “Will ‘he” (referring to Trump) accept the election results?”

Bottom line …

What can you expect from the party of shysters and surrogates. Perhaps this will convince Donald Trump that he needs to step aside, refuse to politicize the Department of Justice – and in all fairness to the American people, allow a special prosecutor to have another look at Hillary Clinton and the foundation. From what was revealed by the FBI, James Comey acted without authority to claim there will be no DOJ request for prosecution, misread and misunderstood the law as it is currently written, and has disgraced the FBI by violating its normal practices and procedures.

Beware of what you ask for as there may be unintended consequences.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


PENZEYS SPICES PLAYS POLITICS: "Cooking trumps Racism"

DID YOU VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP? DOES BILL PENZEY OF PENZEYS SPICES THINK YOU ARE A RACIST? … 

Bill Penzey answers to nobody except his customers …

BPJSP

Cooking trumps Racism -- Penzeys Spices·Thursday, November 17, 2016

Racism Update: At Penzeys we believe it’s not the use of tools that set us on a different path from the rest of the animal world; what has set humanity in motion is cooking. In our nearly a million years gathered together around the fire, cooking shaped our bodies and transformed our minds. Cooking unlocked our potential and gave birth to reason, to religion, and to politics and government. The kindness of tens of thousands of generations of cooks created our humanity, but racism, sexism, and homophobia can all very quickly unravel all the goodness cooking puts out into the world. As the voice of cooks, we will never sit idly by while that happens.

[The idea that cooking is transformed our minds, unlocked our potential, and gave birth to reason, to religion, and to politics in government illustrates how warped the author’s mind is when it comes to politics.]

You may have read Tuesday Night’s email. In it I said: “The open embrace of racism by the Republican Party in this election is now unleashing a wave of ugliness unseen in this country for decades. The American people are taking notice. Let’s commit to giving the people a better choice. Our kindness really is our strength.”

[Nobody, and I mean nobody in the GOP is as racist as Barack Obama and his cadre of socialists and communists in the Congressional Black Caucus and the civil rights division of the Department of Justice.]

Since I ask you to read my emails, I feel it’s only right that I read each of your replies. In sifting through those replies it was clear that, though not intended, a good number of people seemed to sincerely believe that in my statement I was calling all Republicans racists. In the emails of those Republicans who voted for someone other than the party’s nominee, I sensed genuine pain at having the strength of character to not go along with what was happening, but nonetheless be grouped in with those who were. I apologize for writing something that caused you pain; that is not the person I want to be. You are your party’s future, and you deserve my admiration and respect, and your country’s as well.

[No, your message was clear – you are a hater and those you hate are the Republicans who voted against “leading our country from behind,” massive expenditures to buy political power, and the craziness of more nonsensical, overlapping, and contradictory rules and regulations, and of course, the usurpation on Congressional law-making by a so-called Constitutional “scholar” who trashes the Constitution at every  turn of an executive order.]

For the rest of you, you just voted for an openly racist candidate for the presidency of the United States of America. In your defense, most of you did so without thinking of the consequences of your candidate’s racism, because for most of you the heartbreaking destruction racism causes has never been anything you or your loved ones have had to experience.

[I tend to believe that the real bigot and racist is actually Bill himself. A man who believes his screed is the answer to the election of Donald Trump. “Virtual signaling” to his fellow progressives how enlightened and tolerant he is toward everyone but the Republicans who voted for Trump’s concept of hope and change.]

But the thing is elections have their consequences.

[Thank heavens a message was sent to the progressive socialist democrats who are still trying to re-litigate the election and recover those coalition members who have been lost because they are not progressive socialists, only hard-working men and women who have been screwed by our government’s meddling in things that are impossible to control – like the climate.]

This is no longer sixty years ago. Whether any of us like it or not, for the next four years the 80% of this country who did not just vote for an openly racist candidate are going to treat you like you are the kind of person who would vote for an openly racist candidate.

[Yes, it is no longer sixty years ago when democrats were openly racist. If anything, we should be appalled at what the progressive socialists democrats have done to our country. Former President Jimmy Carter, the father of Iran’s Islamo-fascism. Former President Bill Clinton, the father of scandal and corruption, and the rapist who disgraced himself and his office. Not to forget the radical Barack Obama who gave us, not hope and change, but further decay and destruction – especially in the inner cities where murderous thugs run free and kill more people than die in modern armed conflicts. And, you can’t count those who didn’t vote as a vote against Trump. Then then there is the Congressional Black Caucus – progressive socialist democrats all – who are among the most racist people in the nation. Seeing everything through the prism of race, promoting continual racial conflict, and America be damned.]

You can get angry at everyone else for treating you like you just did the thing you just did, or you can take responsibility for your actions and begin to make amends.

[I am angry at fools like you, who parrot the progressive socialist democrat line after the county has told you – quite decisively in the Electoral College – that we want real hope and change, not a campaign slogan from a man who stood before the American public as the President of the United States and openly lied to ALL Americans. I am angry at asshats like you who ascribe the worst of motives to those of us who are constitutional conservatives and want to return to our Constitution, the rule of law, and a civil society instead of balkanizing America and setting citizen-against citizen.]

If you are lucky and younger family members are still coming over for Thanksgiving, before it’s too late, take a moment and honestly think about how your actions must look through their eyes. Simply saying “I never thought he’d win” might be enough.

[You need not disclose or defend your vote. Merely speak to a brighter tomorrow and what equal opportunity versus government-mandated equal outcomes really means in terms of increasing totalitarianism like you find in Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, China, and Russia to name a few. Discuss how you can become a more informed voter. It is perfectly fine to criticize Trump for his actions in office – not what he said in a private moment years ago. Discuss how Hillary Clinton sold her office and violated the Espionage Act. Discuss how you have been screwed under Obamacare with higher premiums, higher deductibles, and lower medical services. Or better yet, don’t discuss politics and how Schilling & Company spices may be politically preferable to other brands.]

But if you have the means, leaving a receipt from a sizable donation to the ACLU or the SPLC accidentally laying around where you carve the turkey, might go over even better.

[Yes, by all means support those who appear to support socialism and communism over America and Americanism. Both featuring groups of lawyers who pursue their radical and extremist agenda which they cannot legitimately obtain at the ballot box or in any open session of the local, state, and federal legislatures.]

Or, just do what you do best and volunteer. Through our customers’ support, we’ve given away a lot of our Penzeys Pepper, the Pepper with heart. More often than not, those we meet cooking and serving food to feed those in need are Republicans.

[This is a specious and anecdotal statement. Most people in need tend to be illegal aliens and those who live on the streets. I would tend to believe that relatively few of these people are political, and most probably identify with the democrat party, the party of big government giveaways to garner votes among those idled by progressive socialist policies.] 

You really are a good bunch, but you just committed the biggest act of racism in American history since Wallace stood in the schoolhouse doorway 53 years ago.

[Those who are ignorant of history consistently believe that the GOP was racist. Unfortunately, the truth is that the progressive socialist democrats tend to project their feelings, motivations, beliefs, and actions on their opposition. Possibly knowing that many people, especially those in the democrat party, are apathetic or Kool-Aid drinkers who never bother to check the historical facts.

Traditionally, it was the democrats who stood for slavery, racism, bigotry, segregation, the Jim Crow laws and fought hard against civil rights. Whereas the Republicans, starting with Lincoln were proponents of equality. One might consider that almost all of the actions of the democrat party from aborting black babies to breaking up the black nuclear family with anti-family welfare requirements, were racist in and of themselves. The KKK was associated with white democrats. And, even recently, former KKK member Robert Byrd was the democrat leader of his party in the Senate. As for the racist and segregationist George Wallace, he was a democrat.

George Corley Wallace, Jr. (August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms as a Democrat: 1963–1967, 1971–1979 and 1983–1987. <Source>]

Make this right. Take ownership for what you have done and begin the pathway forward.

[Perhaps the progressive socialist democrats should take ownership of the institutional bigotry and racism that they have promoted, inspired, and the racism and divisiveness that they continue to promote to this very day as a matter of democrat party strategy.]

Thanks for reading,

Bill
bill@penzeys.com

Source: Cooking trumps Racism

Be careful, the Spice House is not responsible for this crap …

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It truly appears that those who are ignorant of history continue to perpetuate it …

If one was to look at the democrat party, they are the ones who are promoting socialism and communism over Americanism. And, if one was to honestly look at the past, the democrat party was racist to their core. Slaves, segregation, Jim Crow laws, the KKK are all associated with the democrats. Most civil rights legislation originated with Republicans. But then again, the progressive socialist democrats have had a long history of “projection,” – ascribing their beliefs, motives, and actions to their opponents.

As for Penzey, a white elitist multimillionaire who inherited the business from daddy, it must be nice to spout-off known you are immune from the consequences of your actions/

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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


FIDEL CASTRO ON HIS STATE VISIT TO HELL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2016 -- HOLLYWOOD PROGRESSIVES IN MOURNING

Another brutal dictator is now on his way to hell for the murder, torture, and mistreatment of the Cuban people …

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Fidel Castro, Cuba's former president and leader of

the Communist revolution, has died aged 90, state

TV has announced.

Bottom line …

Hollywood progressive communist democrats must be in mourning now that one of their favorite dictators is dead. One wonders is the socialist-in-chief Barack Obama will participate in Fidel’s state funeral. More proof that communism does not work. One down, two to go.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“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