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THERE IS A COMMUNIST WORM IN THE BIG APPLE

I find it hard to believe that the billionaires and businessmen who enjoy the protections of our Constitution and who have profited from our capitalist system would knowingly allow a communist to come to power in one of the world’s bastions of commerce and capitalism.

Do they not understand inalienable rights and that individuals own the fruits of their labor. The very essence of private property and the most prominent distinguishing economic element of capitalism? Of course, most of the New York 1% elites are insulated by wealth, power, and position from the very positions they advocate and promote to “the little people.”

So how does a communist worm like Bill De Blasio find himself in charge of the Big Apple? 

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In Conversation: Bill de Blasio


In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools? 

What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property. I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be.

I think there’s a socialistic impulse, which I hear every day, in every kind of community, that they would like things to be planned in accordance to their needs.

And I would, too. Unfortunately, what stands in the way of that is hundreds of years of history that have elevated property rights and wealth to the point that that’s the reality that calls the tune on a lot of development.

Look, if I had my druthers, the city government would determine every single plot of land, how development would proceed. And there would be very stringent requirements around income levels and rents.

That’s a world I’d love to see, and I think what we have, in this city at least, are people who would love to have the New Deal back, on one level. They’d love to have a very, very powerful government, including a federal government, involved in directly addressing their day-to-day reality. <Source: New York Magazine>

It can’t get much plainer than that. Believe in what he is saying and take appropriate action. Hitler told us what he planned to do and executed his plan. Iran tells us what they plan to do and is executing their plan. North Korea is telling us what they plan to do and are executing their plan. The Islamists tell us what they plan to do and are executing their plan. Why, I ask you, do we act so surprised and shocked when our enemies, both foreign and domestic, attack us?

Are we going to allow our Constitution to become a suicide pact – shielding and funding our enemies? Are we going to sit back on our respective couches and watch mindless drivel on television while our enemies plot our destruction? While we can see the nightly news, biased as it is, we should understand that knowing is not reacting – and it certainly is not protection of our special Americanism or our standard of living.

Are we going to watch our nation destroyed by political correctness, multiculturalism, and moral equivalency?

Are we going to allow the communists to continue dividing our nation by class, race, sex, gender, and religion? Are we going to allow the communists and their useful idiots to denigrate law enforcement while encouraging thuggish behavior?

Are we going to allow those that govern the inner cities to continue their waste, fraud, and abuse of the system? When will someone step up and do something about the weekly slaughter of our citizens in the inner cities?  More importantly, when are we going to quit hiding public transactions behind false “privacy concerns” and open the check registers to see who is getting public funds?

Bottom line …

When are we, as Americans, going to stop allowing anti-America infiltrators from infiltrating our own institutions with the goal of destroying America from within?

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



HOME ALARMS: WHAT THEY HOPE YOU DON'T KNOW

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I received another mailer offering me a self-installed home alarm system that failed to tell the whole story …

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The first thing I noticed that it was named “best in industry for its speed and reliability.” My first questions …

  • Who pronounced this superlative accolade, are they independent, and what are their testing credentials?
  • What other units did they test?
  • Were the results categorized so any tested product could claim that they were a winner in some particular category?
  • Were the test criteria and protocols tailored to highlight any particular product?
  • How did they measure reliability and how many samples did they test?
  • How did they measure speed, and what two points were involved in the test.

The second thing I noticed was that they characterized landlines as being vulnerable and that they used a lightning fast wireless signal to connect your home to emergency services …

  • Do they really connect your home to emergency services like 911 (fire, police, medical) or do they mean they connect you to their service center (which could be understaffed) whose employees determine your emergency and then contact the local emergency services – a procedure that can add additional minutes when seconds count?
  • Yes, landlines, if cut, are vulnerable. But what about cellular service that is likely to be severely impacted during a local emergency? What about widely-available area-wide cell-phone jammers that could electronically cut your alarm connection? Like any connection there are tradeoffs. Mostly why professional alarm systems use both wired and cellular connections, using backup batteries to isolate against power loss.

And, then I Googled the alarm name and found …

Remotely Disabling a Wireless Burglar Alarm

“Today we’re releasing information on a critical security vulnerability in a wireless home security system from [name redacted]. This system consists of two core components, a keypad and a base station. These may be combined with a wide array of sensors ranging from smoke detectors to magnet switches to motion detectors to create a complete home security system. The system is marketed as a cost-effective and DIY friendly alternative to wired systems that require expensive professional installation and long term monitoring service contracts.” <Source>

The author goes on to describe the vulnerability in detail and the fact that they contacted the company. According to the company, the company acknowledged the vulnerability, claimed it existed in other similar units, the hack was difficult to implement, and that it is unlikely that this information or hack will be used against their systems in the wild.

Which goes to prove, if you have something valuable, someone just may take the time and effort to overcome any defensive system that you may implement.

Bottom line …

Most home alarm systems do not dissuade professional burglars if they know that there is sufficient value within the home. The idea that someone will look at your alarm sign and move-on to your neighbor is not generally accurate unless the thief is an amateur or druggie. Jails are little more than educational institutions for criminals where rule #1 is always: make sure that there is something valuable to steal and you can convert it into cash.

While tripping electronic sensors is fine, only loud, penetrating, and attention-getting alarms are likely to persuade your visitor to leave. But, more importantly, a weapon does the same thing – especially when seconds count.

In general, the amount of time, effort, and money you spend on an alarm system should be measured against the threat you might be facing.

Do you really want to “cheap out?” 

The first step in selecting a home alarm system should be to ask your insurance carrier for a list of approved alarms and security suggestions.

Adequate homeowners or renter’s insurance will give you the peace of mind necessary where you are not forced into the dubious proposition of risking your life to protect your “stuff.”

And, if you are really interested in protecting yourself and your family, get a weapon, get some training, and store the weapon in an accessible and protected manner.

-- 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



CLIMATE CHANGE: THE UN BURIES THE TRUTH ... THE PARIS ACCORDS, IF IMPLEMENTED, WILL NOT DO ANYTHING!

My favorite sign as a warning to those who are betting their reputation, employment, and careers on global warming … [Notice it does not say “fried,” it says “fired” – pretty much covering the rationale in continuing this global hoax.]

 

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To break the monotony of the mainstream media’s drumbeat of anti-Trump rhetoric, let us turn toward other nonsense – I mean non-science …

Let us start off by saying that the Paris Climate Agreement is not really an enforceable agreement, but as aspirational wish list compiled by politicians who want to implement their no-growth or reverse-growth agendas based on their Malthusian viewpoint that population growth is likely to exceed the natural resources needed to sustain such growth and still provide for succeeding generations. It is a socialist/communist philosophy that sees an enlightened cadre of leaders dictating to the rather unexceptional population units for their own good. Former NASA researcher, Dr. James Hansen, widely regarded as the alarmist-in-chief of the global warming movement, has declared the Paris Climate Agreement to be a fraud as there is no action, just promises


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The goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as agreed at the Conference of the Parties in 2015, is to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. It also calls for efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017 presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement.

The report has been prepared by an international team of leading scientists, assessing all available information. The governments of countries mentioned specifically in the report have been invited to comment on the specific assessment findings; independent experts have also been invited to review the different chapters. <Source>

[OCS: As we have seen in the past, UN subcommittees do not assess “all available information” as their framework limits such considerations and deliberations to the man-made (anthropogenic) component of global warming (climate change) to the near exclusion of considering “natural” causes such as the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, Cosmic Ray production, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s rotational and precessional dynamics, the Earth’s vulcanology and plate tectonics, the deep ocean currents, and the most potent greenhouse gas of all – water vapor.

It should be noted that these committees are political bodies designed to produce and justify public policies, they are not scientific bodies engaging in their own verifiable research. And, as we have seen in the past, people with contrary opinions are rarely invited to present a countervailing opinion or have their research included in official publications.]

Perhaps a look at page XVIII  of The Emissions Gap Report 2016 – Executive summary would be instructive …

The alarming number and intensity of extreme weather events in 2017, such as hurricanes, droughts and floods, adds to the urgency of early action. These events underline the importance of the Paris Agreement, which seeks to limit warming to “well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels”. The particular class of models referred to in this Emissions Gap Report looks at meeting the Paris Agreement goals at the lowest possible costs, and therefore results do not change even when the risks of climate change become more apparent.

[OCS: There they go again, conflating and confusing extreme weather events (which are not all that extreme when one considers the political corruption that allows greater population density with relaxed building codes in areas of known climatological danger) with global climate change.

“Extreme weather does not prove the existence of global warming, but climate change is likely to exaggerate it—by messing with ocean currents, providing extra heat to forming tornadoes, bolstering heat waves, lengthening droughts and causing more precipitation and flooding.” <Source>

And as we all know, the apocryphal King Canute was unable to stop the ocean tides any more than man can alter the deep ocean currents or even affect the temperature of the deep ocean waters.

The Earth has never seen any indication of “runaway” global warming as is predicted by the various climate models which have been tweaked to correlate with historical data (itself being highly subjective and manipulated) and cannot with any degree of reliability reflect current historical weather trends. The models are often incomplete, using dodgy assumptions, and relying on highly “homogenized” data – and still produce specious results.

In the final analysis, it is the story of the dire implications of global warming that the politicians hope will scare the population into ceding more money and political power to the corrupt political charlatans who are compromising freedom and liberty to implement their political agenda of world domination under the socialist/communist paradigm.]

Implications for the carbon budget:

If the current NDCs [Nationally Determined Contributions] are fully implemented, the carbon budget for limiting global warming to below 2°C with higher than 66 percent probability will be about 80 percent depleted by 2030. Given currently available carbon budget estimates, the available global carbon budget for 1.5°C with at least 50 percent probability will already be well depleted by 2030.’

[OCS: If you consider the probabilities, they are far from a sure thing and more like a coin-toss.]

Implications for temperature levels in 2100:

Full implementation of the unconditional NDCs and comparable action afterwards is consistent with a temperature increase of about 3.2°C by 2100 relative to pre-industrial levels. Full implementation of the conditional NDCs would lower the
projection by about 0.2°C.

[OCS: GAME OVER – It appears that even if everything went as planned with the pre-programmed people (unlikely), we are looking at a dangerous temperature increase – and the poohbahs now admit that the full implementation of the National Determined Contributions] would only have an effect of about 0.2°C. This is not acceptable under any conditions, especially the loss of freedom and the plundering of the world economies to return us to “their goal” of existing at a pre-industrial standard of living.]

But the real tragedy is that we cannot trust much of the data upon which the climate model’s and their predictions are based …

I will not bore you with the details, but if you are interested in how our data is being manipulated, you may wish to read more on your own.

The Unadjusted is ‘as received’ data from agencies/centers from around the world that collect the respective Station data.

For the United States there are six collection centers known as NOAA’s the Regional Climate Centers. Supposedly the Unadjusted data are ‘as measured’ values, but the NOAA-NCEI advises on its GHNC web page “…it is entirely possible that the source of these data (generally National Meteorological Services) may have made adjustments to these data prior to their inclusion within the GHCNM.” NOAA-NCEI then makes its own adjustments, primarily a lowering of the temperature values of land stations in the earlier part of the temperature record.

The Adjusted data are used to determine global temperature trends, the results of which are the basis of the claim that global temperature is rising at a significant and concerning rate, the cause of which is primarily attributed to human activities.

Numerous scientists, engineers, and others have challenged this, asserting that NOAA-NCEI’s adjustments cause a temperature increase that is artificial.

But this “adjustment” issue aside, there is at least three more fundamental issues with the GHNC database. They may be found by inspection of the GHNC Unadjusted average-temperature database.
Read more here: Source

Bottom line …

How many research reports do we need to read to find that the Earth appears much less sensitive to carbon dioxide increases than those doubled and tripled numbers used by the climate models? How many predictions need to be falsified before we understand that these people are charlatans using cherry-picked data and time-frames that will provide them with some semblance of the credibility that they don’t deserve. The climate is constantly changing, and it appears that our Planet is governed by a number of ill-understood and interlocking feedback mechanisms. The key to reading most of these prognostications is to remember that correlation is not always causation.

We are so screwed by our cadre of socialist/communist self-serving and corrupt politicians. The idea that we need to reduce our standard of living to meet pre-industrial conditions is ludicrous.

-- 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



TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME

Like dreamers looking for messages in clouds, soothsayers checking the entrails of animals, and those who read tea leaves, the progressive socialist will say or do anything to find a negative meaning in the private or political activities of President Donald Trump.

Here, one unhinged doctor is predicting a nuclear exchange (80%) and diagnosing Trump as having a severe mental malady …

Johns Hopkins Psychologist: Trump's Presidency May Be 'The Greatest Psychiatric Disaster in History'

Dr. John Gartner says there's an “80 percent chance” Trump drops a nuclear bomb.

What can be done about this national and global emergency?

[OCS: The world that President Trump inherited from Clinton, Bush, and Obama is inherently dangerous place, made more so by those who allowed rogue states like North Korea and Iran to pursue nuclear capabilities and delivery mechanisms that could impact the continental United States.]

Why do Trump's voters and other supporters continue to back him with what seems like blind loyalty?

[OCS: Speaking of “blind loyalty,” nothing compares with the blind loyalty of Clintonistas and Obamacons … especially in light of their numerous scandals and politicization of government agencies. Especially considering the numbers involved.]

Has chaos and malignant reality that Trump has forced upon the American people negatively impacting our mental health and well-being?

[OCS: A stronger case for chaos and a malignant reality can be made against the Clintons and former President Obama. They are the ones that stage-managed anti-America scandals ranging from providing weapons to drug cartels in order to bring about domestic gun control to providing military-grade weaponry to known terrorists in Libya to bring about a Clinton/CIA-engineered revolution. Both of which involved unconstitutional and criminal actions that were covered up by politicized law enforcement agencies. As for our mental health and well-being, let us turn to the progressive mainstream media and constant barrage of negativity and the educational system that has been subverted by the progressives into producing a perpetual class of victims and pampered snowflakes.]

If Donald Trump is in fact a malignant narcissist, what sort of threat does he pose to world peace?

[OCS: One might ask, what sort of threat did Barack Obama, himself exhibiting all of the signs and symptoms of a malignant narcissist pose to world peace? One might even go so far as to point to Obama’s “Nobel Peace Prize” which was awarded without accomplishment or achievement by a far-left committee who disgraced themselves and the legacy of Alfred Nobel.]

In an effort to answer these questions I recently spoke with Dr. John Gartner, a psychologist at the Johns Hopkins University Medical School and founder of the Duty to Warn advocacy group, an organization which is supported by thousands of mental health professionals and others in the United States and abroad who are dedicated to sounding the alarm about Donald Trump.

[OCS: Note the referential use of a prestigious institution which would probably disclaim any responsibility, oversight, or knowledge of their employee’s or associate’s activities.

According to Gartner’s website, “I served as a part time assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University Medical School for 28 years. My areas of specializations are Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Bipolar Disorder, and Depression. My therapy practice is in Towson, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, and Midtown Manhattan, New York.”

Also note, that immediately the doctor has displayed his anti-Trump bias which must now be defended against all comers in order to preserve the doctor’s reputation and standing among his progressive partners in their anti-Trump enterprise. Where was the good doctor when former President Obama was providing material aid and comfort to our enemy Iran – with hundreds of Billions in cash – to stabilize their crumbling regime, allowing them to continue their proxy wars, and to purchase new technology which could be used against America?]

Gartner is also a contributing writer for the new book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President."

[OCS: Not to mention embarking on a publicity tour to flog his latest book enterprise. If the doctor and his friends at WARN were so concerned about the country, why are they not giving the book away instead of selling it for $14.99 (Kindle) on Amazon?]

As part of its mission, Duty to Warn has convened meetings across the United States. The group is now endorsing political candidates who promise to work to remove Donald Trump from the White House under the provisions of the 25th Amendment and to seek to restrain his authority to use nuclear weapons.

[OCS: One might ask if this organization is anything like former President Obama’s “Organizing for Action” – an unprecedented group formed to destroy the agenda of the current President of the United States and to implement progressive socialist politics in local and state governments? Like any other group, the first concern is not the country, but perpetuating and funding their own existence.]

A longer version of this conversation can be heard on my podcast, which is available on Salon’s Featured Audio page.

How do you think Donald Trump won the presidency?

I do have a theory about the nature of demagoguery and leadership as it relates to our deepest human programming. If you go back to chimpanzees -- who are our closest relatives -- it used to be believed that human beings were the only animals that committed murder. Chimpanzees would charge at each other and pound their chests and throw heavy rocks into the river to show that they were vigorous, but nobody actually really got hurt.

A troop of chimpanzees which was originally observed by Jane Goodall got so big that it split into two groups. What they noticed was one of the alpha males would get very excited and then the other males would get worked up too. The alpha male would then lead them on a march to the edge of the territory where they will wait till the next male from the other troop comes along. Then, basically as a gang, they will run down the hill and beat him to death, and will do that until they’ve killed enough males that they can take over their territory and their females.

Who won the evolutionary battle there? The group that had the homicidal alpha male. There is something deep in our programming that says, if a homicidal alpha male shows up and he’s protecting my group, regardless of what his other faults are, we’ve got to follow him. That’s very primal programming.

[OCS: This is an invalid argument because it imputes voluntary human behavior as a motivator with less-evolved compulsive and involuntary ancestral behavior.]

The demagogues, whether it’s someone like Trump or Hitler or [former Serbian leader Slobodan] Milosevic, manipulate people so that instead of being a German you are an Aryan, instead of being a Rwandan you are a Tutsi or Hutu, instead of being a Yugoslav you are a Serb or Croat.

[OCS: Notice the blatant character assassination with a comparison of Trump with true mass murders. One might have extended the analogy: instead of being an America, you are a progressive socialist democrat.]

Now it’s our gene pool against their gene pool. Trump and his people just made it very explicit. Trump's basic theme is “I am the alpha male of the white people. If you want to live follow me” -- and they did.

[OCS: When your argument is specious, always fall back to the progressive socialist democrat’s favorite dodge: racism! Last I checked, Trump was the President of ALL people.]

Trump is a classic racial authoritarian. During the 2016 election the mainstream news media was obsessed with a narrative in which white working-class "anxiety" somehow drove his support.  The data tells us this is not true. Trump's election was a result of white racism. Moreover, a lot of people voted for him to hurt other people. Do you think this observation is correct?

[OCS: Considering the overwhelming progressive bias and demonstrable support of Hillary Clinton – often to the point of journalistic dishonesty – one can not set up a straw man argument by citing the mainstream media and then ask for an opinion of an opinion.]

I think that’s actually accurate and very insightful. Trump is a narcissist, paranoid and demonizes anyone who opposes him. Trump has an antisocial personality and exhibits signs of sociopathy. Sadism is another part of this dynamic. These are people who truly get pleasure from harming and hurting and degrading other people. Trump feels powerful when he destroys and degrades and bullies other people. It's a rush for him, it’s exciting, it’s gratifying; he gets off on it. That kind of dark energy is also infectious. We saw this at Trump's rallies when he would encourage violence against protesters and other people.

[OCS: How many people realize that Donald Trump has simply used “Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals” against the radicals themselves? This observation is invalid because the doctor is not a neutral observer – as his profession demands – but a rabid partisan who is most likely to be corrupted with “confirmation bias” – seeing only those symptoms which appear to confirm what he wishes to see.]

Many of Trump's voters have a libidinal attachment to him. They are actually in love with the idea of Trump, which is why they remain immune to facts and empirical reality.

[OCS: If anyone was immune to facts and empirical reality, it is the progressives that continue to tweak science to produce “facts” not in evidence and which cannot be reasonably replicated by researchers. To demand that we accept the output of deeply-flawed computer models using highly-manipulated data to develop freedom-restricting public policies is the height of ignorance and/or corruption.]

He’s a cult leader. As such, his charisma is transactional. The followers endow the authoritarian leader with authority that is completely impervious to facts and reality.

[OCS: How anyone can claim that Trump is a cult leader after the Obama presidency is sheer folly and delusion on a mass scale. The only difference between the Clintonistas, Obamacons, and the Trumpsters is the party they support. How many people overlooked the fact that Obama was a racial exploiter and racist; and Hillary Clinton was a corrupt, lying, cronyist, who was selling out her office for personal profit?]

In the future, how do you think Trump's voters will rationalize supporting his disastrous and embarrassing presidency?

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the "Doomsday Clock" closer to midnight. To be honest, I think it’s actually chiming at midnight right now. I don’t think people have any idea how close we are the point of no return. I think there is an 80 percent chance he’s going to push that nuclear button. Why? Number one, Trump is a malignant narcissist. As far as I know, I cannot recall a single malignant narcissist in history who did not start a major war.

[OCS: In spite of the fact that those Atomic Scientists were an anti-American cold-war Russian ploy to cripple the United States, this group has little or no credibility when it comes to geo-politics and the actual threats facing America. These were the bozos who suggested that America unilaterally disarm as a show of “good faith” to the rest of the world. Yeah Right!

No President wants to push the button or go to war. But, given the proclivities of Iran, North Korea, and the Muslim terrorist states, war may be inevitable. Whether or not it turns nuclear will be up to those attempting to engage in a first strike against ourselves or our allies.

If creating conflict is the mark of a malignant narcissist, what does that say about Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s efforts in the Middle East which has destroyed people and nations?]

Now add one more factor: Under the surface, this [Robert] Mueller investigation is turning him and his family into cornered animals. They are guilty of treason, guilty of money-laundering, guilty of collusion, guilty of obstruction of justice. They are guilty as sin and they know it. The noose is tightening around their necks and, unlike Richard Nixon, Trump and his cabal are not going to leave gracefully.

[OCS: With Respect to Mueller’s investigation, all of the allegations (treason, money-laundering, collusion, and obstruction of justice – are without cognizable evidence in a court of competent jurisdiction. In fact, every one of these allegations could be mounted – with a fair degree of potential success – against Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. And, for the record, collusion is not a crime unless it becomes a legally-recognized conspiracy.]

Donald Trump is going to be like Bonnie and Clyde; he’s going to shoot his way out. The best way for him to shoot his way out is to start a war and distract from his misdeeds, rally the country behind him and -- most importantly from a psychological perspective -- to transform the feeling of being a weak victim of a massive criminal investigation into that of an omnipotent destructive and powerful leader by destroying and killing millions of people.

[OCS: Distraction is the modus operandi of the progressive socialist democrats, especially Obama and Clinton. One might posit that all of this anti-Trump rhetoric is designed to kill any investigation and prosecution of both Obama and Clinton for crimes against humanity (Syria, Libya, Yemen) and criminal behavior.]

When you ask me, “What are people going to say about it?” What are Germans saying now about the Holocaust? None of them were Nazis. No one is going to be proud of what they did if they don't stand up to Donald Trump now.

[OCS: There is the Nazi reference again. Trump is not Hitler and Obama and Clinton killed more people than Trump during their reign of imperialistic terror.]

There is an abundant evidence to show that Donald Trump is a malignant narcissist with sociopathic tendencies. Yet some psychologists and psychiatrists continue to hide behind the so-called "Goldwater rule."

[OCS: All of these assertions are not backed with a clinical examination of the man himself. Some conditioned by the biased mainstream media, others by the Alinsky-like comments in Trump’s tweets. Just because Trump does not follow political convention, especially the corrupt rules of the progressives, does not even begin to suggest he might be clinically ill.]

They are ridiculous cowards. We are afraid to speak up because of the Goldwater rule? Are you kidding me?

If you were to explain in simple terms why the Goldwater rule doesn’t apply here, how would you explain it to a layperson?

The American Psychiatric Association is a guild. Its main interests are the those of the American Psychiatric Association and American psychiatrists. This is very, very important. They are just trying to stay out of the way of anyone powerful who might get angry at them and interfere with them making money. It is that simple. The Goldwater rule is not an example of psychiatric ethics. It is an example of psychiatric corruption where they put the needs and the money of their profession above the welfare and the survival of the American public.

[OCS: This can be said of almost any organization, especially one founded by the doctor in question.]

If Donald Trump were a private citizen presenting these types of behaviors, what do you think a mental health clinician or a primary care physician would say?

Imagine Donald Trump is your relative instead of the president. He’s having increasingly dark moods, becoming increasingly erratic and unraveling. At the same time, he has access to weapons and he’s threatening to wipe countries or people off the face of the Earth. If that were anyone other than the president, they would be brought by the police to the local psychiatric hospital for involuntary evaluation.

[OCS: If the queen had balls, she would be the king. This kind of “gottcha” analysis is both unprofessional and unkind. Yes, Trump has threatened to wipe out countries who engage us in a nuclear conflict. If he didn’t, he would be former President Obama or Bill and Hillary Clinton. There are consequences for bad actors and evil intent – and one should make it clear to our enemies that we are not the land of progressive snowflakes as per the progressive paradigm.]

This is the greatest psychiatric emergency in the history of the United States and maybe in the history of the world, but we can do nothing about it. Because Trump is the president, we can’t call the police and have him evaluated. We can’t even get the gun out of this hand. We should take this seriously. We would do that if somebody was in a mall with a gun and one hostage, one potential victim. Here we are talking about maybe every living person on earth.

[OCS: The greatest greatest emergency in the history of the United States is the degree of political corruption in our government leading to waste, fraud, and abuse of our infrastructure. The second greatest emergency is the infiltration of America by its enemies, both foreign and domestic.]

Just thinking about the practical politics here. What was the epiphany that led you to start the Duty to Warn advocacy group? And what has the response been like?

It started with the petition that I put online, which now has 65,000 signatures. It was a petition for mental health professionals saying that Trump is too severely mentally ill to be president and should be removed under the 25th Amendment.  From the momentum of the petition there were then 15 Duty to Warn meetings all around the country. And now there is the book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," which is on the New York Times bestseller list. The book is needed, and so popular because we are professionals who have the authority to say that Trump is dangerously mentally ill. We are validating it with knowledge, expertise and facts.

[OCS: Could it be that the doctor himself is suffering from sociopathic megalomania and sees himself as the savior of the world? Or doing this for self-aggrandizement and self-promotion?]

Some have suggested that you are engaging in a dangerous politicization of the fields of psychology and psychiatry, akin to the way the Soviet Union once used the stigma of "mental illness" to silence dissidents. How do you respond? 

First of all, in the Soviet example the state was using psychiatry to repress the population. We are not trying to weaponize mental health to bolster a repressive state. Instead, we are saying there is a repressive leader and are trying to defend against fascism, not bolster it. The German Psychiatric Association did nothing when Hitler rose to power. The American Psychiatric Association did nothing when Donald Trump rose to power.

[OCS: Perhaps this is the most important question: are you manipulating or using medicine to bring about a political outcome?

Read the rest of this drivel at: Psychiatric Disaster in History' | Alternet

Bottom line …

This type of bullshit often says more about the proponents of psychology than it does the patients they purport to understand.

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



CLIMATE SCIENCE IS BROKEN ...

The ironic double meaning of this protest sign ...

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The sad fact is that the discipline of science is majorly broken and is unlikely to be fixed in my lifetime …

How many scientists will stand firm and falsify their work or the work of other prominent scientists when that work may represent the entirety of a scientist’s reputation and a lifetime of work.

Consider that individuals can no longer freelance their scientific work without suitable credentials from institutions that derive significant funding from government sources which tacitly forces scientific discovery into acceptable “fashionable science” channels. Scientific work that is likely to shed doubt or falsify these fashionable findings is less likely to be funded or allowed to proceed with a thesis for an advanced degree.

Consider that individual scientists experience extreme peer pressure where they might rather be wrong and included in the mainstream and be invited to the right conferences than stand outside the mainstream and become lonely outcasts.

Consider that the major journals use a referee system consisting of established, often secret, reviewers that may be funded by sources that fund fashionable science institutions, projects, and scientists. Reviewers who are subject to peer pressure and may form a cabal to support their own collective works.

Bottom line …

Like almost everything else, the matter of scientific integrity can be reduced to money, power, position, and politics. I think I will go along with Nobel-winning physicist Richard Feynman who said, “any discipline with the word science in its title is not likely to be a science.”

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



SEX IN THE SENATE AND HYPOCRISY

I would think that members of the Senate and their staffers would not require sexual harassment training, but anti-sexual harassment training …

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It was an open secret that Senators like Ted Kennedy and Christopher Dodd (the inventors of the waitress sandwich) were sexual predators. The so-called “Lion of the Senate” Kennedy was nothing but a common murderer whose premeditated decision to sacrifice Mary Jo Kopechne in a submerged car to escape anything that could interfere with his potential run for the Presidency of the United States was the highlight of his drunken lecherous behavior. Congress has always had its share of drunks, lechers, and scoundrels.

So, why now, is the Senate “shocked – shocked I tell you” that many of their members and staffers engage in predatory behavior?

Of course, the answer is virtue signaling at a time when the mainstream media is on a feeding frenzy to ferret out sexual predators among the rich, famous, and powerful.

Bottom line …

Personally, I think this is just another distraction to keep the American people focused on anything but the criminality of former President Obama, the Clintons, and high-ranking officials in powerful government positions.  And, the takeover of America by the international socialists/communists.

It is almost a truism, politics is show business for ugly people.

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



SCHWARZENEGGER IS JUST LIKE DONALD TRUMP

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I personally think that Arnold Schwarzenegger is a corrupt, lying, and hypocritical progressive socialist democrat asswipe who sold out the people of California with his particular line of “post partisan” bullsh*t.

  • Forget running as a Republican and then immediately appointing as his Chief of Staff a long-term lesbian activist who happened to be his recalled Democrat predecessor’s Chief of Staff – and ignoring the appointment of qualified GOP people to important positions. His interaction with the GOP caucus was minimal as he jetted around telling people one thing and doing another. 
  • Forget claiming that his excessive trips from Sacramento to his home in Pacific Palisades on a private jet did not cost the taxpayers anything because they were paid by a tax-exempt “public good” foundation which was primarily funded by lobbyists and special interests who extracted a handsome return on their investment in the form of contracts, grants, political favors, etc.
  • Forget about shtupping his housekeeper and producing a secret love-child.
  • Or disrespecting his wife, and California’s First Lady, even to the extent of having her “painted out” of an official portrait.
  • Forget caving to the progressive socialists who run California to sign the largest tax increase in California’s history.
  • Forget promoting gun control while profiting from guns and violence in his movies.
  • Forget providing clemency to a murderous thug as a political favor because his father happened to be one of the most powerful progressive politicians in California.

And consider Schwarzenegger’s promotion of climate change without regard to the actual science or the damage it is doing to California.

Schwarzenegger says climate activists should change their tactics

Movie star and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants environmental activists to give more attention to immediate health hazards like air and water pollution. Schwarzenegger spoke Sunday at a global climate meeting in Bonn, Germany, where diplomats from around the world are discussing implementing the Paris climate accord.

He said: "It's time we wake up and talk about what really matters: 25,000 people dying every day because of pollution." Schwarzenegger also criticized the environmental community for "missing the point" with its messaging on global warming.

He said: "People do not focus as much on 2 degrees energy increases in temperatures or increases in sea levels rising." Schwarzenegger thinks calling attention to concrete issues, like "so many people having problems with cancer and kids with asthma," is a better approach. <Source>

If Schwartzenstupid is so worried about people dying of pollution, why has he said nothing about the corrupt and ineffective cap-and-trade system in California? A program riddled with corruption that does nothing for pollution or climate change. It is a government-sponsored scheme which allows local polluters to buy indulgences to continue their pollution of the land, water, and air. It allows people like Elon Musk, whose Tesla electric cars have a net negative effect on the environment (when you consider the generation of electricity and use of toxic heavy metals), but can generate cash flow by selling pollution credits to other polluters.

Why has Schwarzenstupid said nothing about the rising cost of cement and concrete because their production produces CO2 which is not a pollutant, but a gas necessary for the production of plant life, food, and life-giving oxygen.

Bottom line …

Arnold Schwarzenegger is Donald Trump. And, climate change is the perfect subject for Schwarzenegger.

The aging movie star who can barely act can use it to maintain relevance among his progressive socialist democrat peers, he can solicit funds for his charitable enterprise and have them pick up the freight for a portion of his high-life lifestyle, anything he gives to his “cause” is often tax-deductible, and best of all, he needs to know nothing about which he speaks – continuing to point to propaganda pumped out by the anti-America, anti-Nuclear, pro-communist activists and agitators.

Think twice about listening to self-serving fools who embrace the socialist/communist agenda embedded in climate change. The worst part of it is that Schwarzenegger is smart enough to know what he is doing to our state and simply puts himself above the little people.

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



POLITICAL PARTIES AND THEIR SYMBIOTIC PARASITES AND PROGNOSTICATORS

It appears to me that the two major political parties are all about winning, ready to sacrifice our safety, security, and standard of living to position themselves where they and their symbiotic parasites can perpetuate their political power and the profits derived from insider deals.

How else can you explain the respective (not respectable) parties promotion of such deeply-flawed candidates such as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? Two progressive New Yorker’s with decades of scandals between them. Crooked Hillary who sold her office for personal gain and engaged in one of the most massive cover-ups in political history. Donald Trump, a man who clearly was involved in scamming innocent students in a manner reminiscent of late-night real estate riches infomercials. Granted, Trump is not a Marxist, but he is a narcissist who can be rather easily manipulated by flattery and provoked into mindless rage by insults.

One might think that the two parties would look around at the destructive results of both candidates and start to rebuild their respective parties along historical lines. With the exception, of course, of the Democrat’s involvement with slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, and anti-civil-rights legislation.

But, noooooo …

Here comes Terry McAuliffe, the man widely rumored to be the Clinton’s fixer and bag-man. A thoroughly disreputable candidate with a history of questionable activities.

Terry McAuliffe's 2020 bid looks stronger after Virginia election sweep

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McAuliffe Celebrating a Clinton win with Puerto Rican Rum

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who has been stuck at the bottom of all the 2020 presidential polls, saw his political stock soar last week when his party scored huge election victories, cementing his legacy and giving him a platform to run on.

Certainly Tuesday night was a triumph for McAuliffe, who looks like a potential if not likely presidential contender. His pitch is simple: ‘We took on Trump in Virginia and won,’” said Kyle Kondik, the managing editor of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics Sabato Crystal Ball. <Source>

Remember when the pundits, prognosticators, and predictors claimed that Donald Trump had an impossible road to victory, citing all of his personal baggage?  Like Hillary Clinton, these political commentators actually desensitized the American public to the odious nature of both politicians and “normalized” their past corruption as being acceptable political behavior.

Thus, we were forced to choose a candidate based not on their ideology, competence, character – but on the worst criteria of all: the lesser of two evils. Holding our nose and realizing that we were still voting for evil, regardless of our choice.

Now we apparently are seeing the re-play: an odious candidate who is positioning himself as the lesser of two evils. Ignore the pattern and practice of past corruption. Ignore his Marxist ideology. Elect him because he is better than the alternative.

Bottom line …

There is an answer. One that might not produce a winning result, but one that might produce a better America.

THIRD-CHOICE

We have no other choice to remain America or Americans.

-- 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



TIM McGRAW & FAITH HILL WANT GUN CONTROL, BUT CAN'T DEFINE WHAT IS "COMMON SENSE" GUN CONTROL

The latest two celebrities, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, have come out against the National Rifle Association and for something called “common sense gun control,” a term which everybody uses, but nobody seems able to define.

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So let us examine some common sense …

  1. You have certain inalienable rights, one of which is the right to protect yourself, your family, and members of your community who are in extremis and facing a credible and existential threat.
  1. No matter what the government may say or do, they are not legally or financially responsible for your protection; nor can the authorities be everywhere they are needed when they are needed.
  1. Murder, mayhem, armed robbery are all criminal activities, and there is no shortage of laws – there is a shortage of prosecution where prosecutors plea-bargain away serious gun charges to get a guilty conviction that adds to their prosecution record. In some cases, they totally ignore the weapons violation charges against minorities and illegal aliens – putting them back on the streets to kill innocent individuals.
  1. Criminals, crazies, and those acting under the influence of alcohol or drugs do not abide by any laws; nor do they think of harsh penalties as deterrents during their attacks.
  1. Disarming a law-abiding population only empowers evildoers, criminals, and crazies who now have the means, motive, and opportunity to kill, maim, rob, or coerce others.
  1. The case against high capacity semi-automatic weapons fails when one is faced by multiple attackers or those who are armed with high-capacity semi-automatic weapons.
  1. Gun statistics include suicide and accidents, and what nobody appears to be publicizing is that gun crime has dropped over the last 30-years while gun ownership remains at a high. The early release of criminals by politically-motivated legislators is not correlating with an increase in criminal activity.
  1. Weapons, like any tool, can be used for good or bad – yet, we do not outlaw vehicles, knives, or other methods of inflicting death or damage; even though they cause more deaths than guns.
  1. The National Rifle Association, of which I am a Life Member (Benefactor Level), is not a cult, but a group of people who promote the shooting sports, competitive matches, and gun safety.
  1. A gun that looks bad has the same functionality as one that doesn’t. Looks don’t kill. Guns don’t kill. Bullets don’t kill. PEOPLE KILL!

So Tim and Faith, until you can tell me what common sense gun control might be, go screw yourselves …

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill Come Out Against NRA, Want ‘Common Sense’ Gun Control

Country star power couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have broken with the pack and become the first Nashville stars bold enough to ruin their careers by calling for gun control and for the National Rifle Association to “tell the truth.” Well, somebody had to do it.

In a new interview with Billboard that notes how many country stars are “more liberal than their fans,” the lovebirds confessed their little secret:

Speaking less than two weeks after a man with an arsenal of legally purchased military-grade guns shot and killed 58 people at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas (but before the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church ­shooting that killed 26), McGraw and Hill both make it clear: They support gun control.

[OCS: You cannot easily purchase “military-grade”(e.g. full automatic weapons) without being known to the federal, state, and local authorities.]

“Look, I’m a bird hunter -- I love to wing-shoot,” says McGraw. “However, there is some common sense that’s necessary when it comes to gun control. They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it’s brought up. It’s not about the Second Amendment.”

[OCS: The Second Amendment is not about hunting or the shooting sports. It is there to defend your inalienable self-defense rights from any aggressor – and especially governmental tyranny.]

Hill adds, “In reference to the tragedy in Las Vegas, we knew a lot of people there. The doctors that [treated] the wounded, they saw wounds like you’d see in war. That’s not right. Military weapons should not be in the hands of civilians. It’s everyone’s responsibility, including the government and the National Rifle Association, to tell the truth. We all want a safe country.”

[Faith Hill appears to be one of the virtue-signaling progressive morons who does not realize the difference between military weaponry and that which is being sold after 1934. The NRA tells the truth – maybe not the truth that these two want to hear or can exploit for commercial advantage, but a simple truth that is built on common sense.]

Now, country music fans are some of the most loyal in the world. But time will tell if McGraw and Hill just committed the unpardonable sin. If they have, it was a good run. The duo’s tours and record sales over the last 17 years have netted them hundreds of millions of dollars. Let’s hope they thank their fans, and perhaps ex-fans, for showing all that loyalty. <Source>

Bottom line …

There is no secret, Tim McGraw is a progressive socialist democrat who supported former President Barack Obama and has said that he would like to run for public office, possibly as the Governor of Tennessee or a Senator.

So until Tim and Faith define “common sense gun control” and stop bashing the NRA, they have lost another fan.

We are so screwed when libtards mouth platitudes without understanding what they are saying. Especially when it calls for disarming Americans in the increasing threat of gang members, illegal aliens, and terrorists.

-- 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



WEAPONIZING SEX: POLITICAL ASSASSINATION BY ALLEGATION

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When I started writing this blog entry, it was about Roy Moore and the weaponization of sex. How political operatives and media pundits engage in political assassination by allegation.

But as I thought about it, Senate Candidate Ray Moore appeared to be less a candidate and more of a proxy – a symbol of either the righteousness of an evangelical conservative or the evilness of a child molester – each position depending on what party and message you wanted to embrace.

Innocent until proved guilty in a court of law …

The absolute truth appears to be that members of the media have interviewed women who allege that Roy Moore was sexually inappropriate with them decades ago.

I, as well as the vast majority of the population, do not know what happened or in what context it may have happened at the time. Charges cannot be brought against the candidate because all of the events are way past the prosecutable statute of limitations.

Charges cannot be easily brought against the accusers for defamation since Ray Moore is a public figure. And, there is no judicial remedy for a ruined reputation and a failed political campaign.

What I do know is that while the timing of the story release is curious and suggestive of a conspiracy; it is probably that these women were reluctant to come forward and never interviewed before by a persistent media, and only through the efforts of certain reporters do we have a major story. One can’t even point to the suggested political bias of the reporters because it is a big story, worthy of coverage, and a story that would be a featured item regardless of what truth anyone wanted to embrace. Considering what is being said about these women now is pretty much a corroborating reason they stayed silent for so long. The mere fact that the chief underage (14 at the time) accuser voted for Trump and is a Republican says nothing about whether or not this is a political “hit job,” but it appears unlikely.

What I also know is that some are positioning the Moore election as a referendum on the personality and politics of President Donald Trump. Trump, who initially endorsed Moore’s rival, Luther Strange, for the Alabama special Senate Election to replace Senator Jeff Sessions after he became the Attorney General of the United States. Some say this would be a thumb in the eye of Trump if Moore were elected.

Others are saying that Roy Moore represents “the people” and will stand against the “establishment” to bring back common sense and integrity back into the political process. But, considering Moore’s past judicial behavior and defiance of judicial authority, one suspects that he is very much a “one man band” as are the libertarian Senators Rand Paul and constitutional conservative Ted Cruz. Men of “absolutes” who relish in their political positions and unwillingness to compromise.

All of which got me to thinking … Is Roy Moore good for the people of Alabama or, as a Senator, America, and Americans?

Unfortunately, I do not know the answer. So we must leave it up to the good people of Alabama to decide the issue on December 12, 2017.

Whether or not this provides the progressive socialist democrats with a caricature of a Southern bible thumper who looks down his nose and labels everything as sin – or as a man who can put forth cogent and persuasive arguments for smaller government, reduced spending, lower taxes, and the reduction of government interference in our lives is now up to Alabama.

We are so screwed when the entire GOP argument for their candidate is: “At least he is not a Democrat.”

– 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