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SAN FRANCISCO AND THEIR POLICE STATE TACTICS AGAINST A JOURNALIST

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Freedom of the Press?

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi. said to have dedicated his career to uncovering police misconduct, was found in a room with a woman not his wife and surrounded by suspicious drug-related items. The autopsy revealed that Adachi had a preexisting heart condition and that his death was accidental due to the effects of cocaine and alcohol. Someone, suspected in the police department, leaked the highly embarrassing report to journalist Bryan Carmody who then sold the story to a number of media outlets.

In a stunning display of hypocrisy, the political and police powers of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s hometown of San Francisco, California raid a journalist’s home and office to determine who leaked a confidential police report…

Had the subject been Donald Trump or had the reporter worked for the New York Times, the journalist who received the leaked information would have been given an award for his courageous “journalism” and adamant protection of sources. But, then again, it appears that the leaks were not condoned nor executed by the law enforcement agencies themselves as appears to be the case in Trumpworld.

In their zeal to discovered who leaked the report, eight to ten armed police, guns drawn and accompanied by  two FBI agents, used unnecessary force to obtain entry to the journalist’s home, handcuffed him for seven hours, ransacked the premises, and confiscated all of his electronic devices leaving him unable to earn a living. The police were issued two lawful search warrant for stolen or embezzled material and probable cause that a felony had been committed. Some media advocates now question whether or not the judge knew that the search warrant was for a journalist and that the confiscated materials may have contained information about other official misconduct like the leaked photos of safety issues with San Francisco’s trains.

In an amazing display of official hypocrisy, Mano Raju, the Public Defender who replaced Adachi issued a statement: “All of our criminal justice and City Hall leaders agree that the release of police reports in this fashion is wrong.” and that he was pleased that the authorities are working to get to the bottom of the matter. Followed by a Police Department: "The citizens and leaders of the City of San Francisco have demanded a complete and thorough investigation into this leak, and this action represents a step in the process of investigating a potential case of obstruction of justice along with the illegal distribution of confidential police material.” Yeah Right!

The worst part of the scenario is that the FBI confirmed that two agents were present but did not participate in the execution of the search warrant. Considering that the reporter did not commit a federal crime, one wonders if someone in the federal government was involved in what looks like it might have been an attempt to cover-up an embarrassing event? Or an illegal fishing expedition to uncover unrelated materials of interest?

Bottom line…

Far from the asserting the moral high ground that Nancy Pelosi always claims, San Francisco is as corrupt as any other little fiefdom who wants to portray themselves as paragons of virtue as their streets are awash in urine, feces, and used needles from illicit public drug usage.

It appears that the appropriate legal process for obtaining the information requested was a subpoena which could have been challenged in a court of competent jurisdiction. And that the search warrants were overly broad, intrusive, and possibly obtained with incomplete information as to probable cause. California has a shield law for journalists and it is not a crime to publish leaked information. 

This appears to be police-state intimidation tactics as two police officers asked politely for the name of Bryan Carmody’s source two weeks before the raid.

The big questions are: one, why was the FBI present in a local matter; and two, did either of the Judges respect the reporter’s collateral material grabbed in the police raid?

Look for another expensive legal action to be paid by San Franciscans.

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



SEIU: HYPOCRISY AND ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE PROGRESSIVE UNION MOVEMENT

It is supremely ironic that the workers at the SEIU (Service Employees International Union), a controversial union rooted in activist communism) are threatening to strike over issues involving lifetime employment for workers with five years of service, outsourcing union work to consultants and other vendors, and of course wages and benefits. The union represents public employees, healthcare workers, janitors, and others.

It is extremely rare that one union (OPEIU) will attack another (SEIU) over issues involving job security, harassment in the workplace, outsourcing, and of course wages and benefits.

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Office of Professional Employees International Union Local 2
SEIU AGAINST ITS OWN LABOR

In the face of continued attacks against their labor rights, SEIU Headquarters union workers vote overwhelmingly to authorize strike 

Strike authorization vote comes after years of union-busting attacks by management at SEIU and its pension fund, stalled bargaining over attempts to remove job security for workers.

[OCS: Eliminating competition and providing lifetime employment guarantees after two to five years in un-American and a key feature of a socialist utopia which cannot exist in the real world.] 

In a significant show of strength and unity, 92 percent of OPEIU Local 2 members who work at SEIU headquarters authorized a strike after rejecting management’s best and final offer.

The vote reveals the extent of labor unrest inside SEIU’s own office as management has eliminated the majority of union jobs in favor of outsourcing the work to non-union consultants.

“As the most progressive labor union in the country, SEIU has a special responsibility to lead by example and work with its union staff to fight back against the right-wing attacks on labor in this country,” said David Hoskins, chief shop steward. “To do this, we must work together to create more good union jobs—not eliminate them. Unfortunately, what SEIU tells the public and its members about union values contrasts sharply to its behavior toward its union workers.

[OCS:  It is not a matter of right versus left, but right versus wrong, and good versus evil. There are valid reasons for a collective employee stance when faced with safety issues, abusive management, but not simply to act as a benefits manager, political party liaison, or a employee creation and dues collection mechanism that benefits the union’s leadership.]

At our office, SEIU bosses have engaged in a prolonged union-busting campaign, even while bargaining a collective agreement with its union staff."

[OCS: At least some rational individuals see the downside to dealing with unions who are all about rewarding seniority over merit, unlinking wages and productivity, and stifling innovation to increase unionized headcounts.]

Over the last five years, union jobs at SEIU and its pension fund have been cut in half: from 283 to 149. The remaining number of union workers represented by OPEIU Local 2 has declined drastically since 2005, from 171 members to 84. SEIU staff is now made up of 70 percent managers as SEIU’s leadership has systematically cut the number of union positions in favor of at-will managerial bloat and non-union consultants.

[OCS: With such a skewed ratio of management to workers, one cannot help but wonder if they are so efficient that they need fewer support staff or if they designate employees as managers to keep them from being represented by a union?]

According to filings with the Department of Labor, SEIU spent $21.6 million outsourcing work to non-union consultants in 2017, much of which should have been done by union workers.

[OCS: In many companies, it is beneficial to the enterprise to outsource work to specialist companies with lower labor costs to allow the organization to concentrate on its core competencies and providing products and services that benefit society.]

At the same time, SEIU publicly launched a Unions For All campaign highlighting the importance of building and maintaining good union jobs to improve this country’s economy. OPEIU Local 2 members firmly believe that all workers—Black, white and brown—whether they work for Walmart, McDonald’s or a self-proclaimed pro-worker organization like SEIU, should be able to speak with a collective voice on the job without a steady barrage of union-busting by their employer.

"SEIU spent the past 10 years punishing its staff unions for possible bad decisions by a conservative Supreme Court," said Christi Fanelli, a Local 2 member working at SEIU Headquarters. "We are now reaching a crisis point where all the money is being spent on expensive people offering opinions, and very few people are left to do the work. Local 2 has had enough of this cycle of irresponsibility. Building a sustainable organization means developing institutional knowledge and investing in the people who are committed to the labor movement."

Workers represented by OPEIU Local 2 attempted to address these issues in contract negotiations with SEIU and was rebuffed by management-- including a proposal to decide on whether to use contractors or union staff based on the best interests of SEIU, which management rejected. Management’s last, best, and final offer includes a major concession that aims to end key layoff protections for all new union staff hires.

SEIU has also come under scrutiny in recent years over rampant alleged abuse by high ranking executives and managers, including widespread bullying and sexual harassment.

[OCS: How is it possible that these enlightened progressive socialist democrat managers and employees would engage in the bullying and sexual harassment they routinely accuse their unionization targets of? ]

"The SEIU field staff who are members of the Union of Union Representatives (UUR) stand united with our sisters and brothers in Local 2" said UUR President Conor Hanlon.

"We call on SEIU management to practice what they preach--return to the bargaining table and negotiate a fair contract with their headquarters and pension fund staff."  

[OCS: One might think that the employees and managers of a union devoted to progressive equality, wage equality, and social justice could agree on what is right and beneficial for all without a prolonged dispute.]

The group of workers made up of the professional and technical support staff at SEIU and its pension fund say that SEIU management has failed to commit to any meaningful improvements at the bargaining table. They are prepared to strike if management fails to agree to any significant improvements to layoff protections, job security, and workplace culture. <Source>

The SEIU has issued their “Best and Final Offer” to its membership buried in the rhetoric of unionism… 

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Today, SEIU released the following statement on the outcome of its efforts to come to an agreement over a new contract with its unionized headquarters-based staff represented by the Office and Professional Employees Union (OPEIU) Local 2. The following statement is attributable to SEIU spokeswoman Sahar Wali:

“Joining together in unions gives working people the ability to fight for good jobs and to restore balance to an economy and democracy that benefit corporations over working people. SEIU fights every day for our members and for all working people to have better wages and the ability to join a union, no matter where they work. As a union and an employer, SEIU wholeheartedly respects and supports the ability of our employees to join together through their union to negotiate the terms and conditions of their work. On behalf of SEIU members, we must serve as responsible stewards of our members’ resources and maintain their ability to fight for a better life through their union. To do this, we must ensure that any contract we enter into is in the best interest of our members and allows our union to act nimbly and effectively in the face of unprecedented attacks.

Our goal going into and throughout bargaining and mediation has always been to come to agreement by offering our OPEIU-represented staff the kind of benefits SEIU members fight for every day.

For eight months, we worked in good faith and were hopeful that we would reach an agreement. 

Despite working for almost a year at the table with OPEIU Local 2 to deliver improvements to their contract and despite our additional offers in mediation to move that contract even further, OPEIU Local 2’s bargaining committee has rejected a path to settlement that included the kind of provisions that our members fight for in their contracts, and that not-yet-union workers can only dream of.

We absolutely respect their right to do this. Today, we issued a revised last, best, and final offer to OPEIU Local 2 which includes improvements to the contract that were discussed in mediation. It is our hope that OPEIU Local 2 will fully present this offer to its members, and that Local 2 members will, if given the opportunity, move to ratify this contract.

Our members need us to continue the important work we do on their behalf by moving forward. No union is immune to the unprecedented attacks on working people. When public sector workers were attacked through the Janus Supreme Court decision, SEIU had to adjust our resources and organization to secure the ability of our members to fight back. At the same time that we were doing this, we committed to a robust and lengthy process at the bargaining table with our staff to ensure that they could get the better pay, healthcare and working conditions.

We are a union that is also an employer who believes wholeheartedly in the power and importance of collective bargaining and sitting across the table with our employees to come to the best agreement that we can. The very nature of this give-and-take process means that there will be times when bargaining may not result in an agreement, especially when what we see as best for our members does not match certain demands made by unionized staff.

In a time of heightened attack on working people, we are proud to have been able to offer our staff a contract with such robust provisions without demanding any major concessions on their behalf. Our offer would improve their wages by 8% over the course of the contract, ensure that all current staff enjoy lifetime job security upon five years of service, improve even further upon their already fully-paid healthcare and pensions, extend fully-paid parental leave from 8 to 12 weeks, provide life insurance, and establish a program that would contribute to paying down their student debt.

[OCS: With the SEIU it appears that “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” as they try to implement a two-tier system where ONLY current staff will enjoy lifetime job security upon five years of service. So much for equality among those receiving disproportionate salaries and benefits for doing the same work.]

SEIU and both of the unions that represent our staff, including OPEIU, are all part of the same broader movement to fight the attacks on unions and improve working people’s lives. For all of us to win in this fight, SEIU will remain focused on standing shoulder to shoulder with all of our brothers and sisters across labor and will always rise above engaging in perpetuating false accusatory vitriol that tries to divide us. Together, we can win back an economy and democracy that are balanced for all working people.” <Source>

[OCS: To think your organization is a model that supports our Republic and can manage and grow our economy, is to believe in the tooth fairy and the socialist/communist utopia.]Botto

Bottom line…

In an environment of a union (SEIU) that touts the progressive socialist democrat agenda of social justice, I find it unusual and ironic that the union’s employees must be represented by another union (OPEIU) to protect their interests against an evil, malicious, and rapacious management.

And according to the criteria the progressive socialist democrats used in the confirmation of now-Justice Kavanaugh, those allegations should be taken as gospel and grounds to convict. In fact, why not demand the investigation and dismissal of the top leadership of the SEIU.

Given the nature of discovery in trials, the lawsuit could produce volumes of evidence that could shine a light on why so many of SEIU President Mary Kay Henry’s top political allies were allowed to get away with sexual misconduct and retaliation against those who reported it. <Source>

As the progressive socialist democrats are wont to say, “Do as I say, not as I do.” So much for the social justice warriors and the #MeToo movement.

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



TRUTH IN ADVERTISING: THERE IS NO MEDICARE IN "MEDICARE FOR ALL"

Seniors currently on Medicare, union members presently insured through your union, and people who are insured through their employers should be afraid, very afraid.

The misnamed “Medicare for All” really has nothing to do with traditional Medicare and is simply another example of progressive socialist democrats re-defining a well-understood program with their topsy-turvy and dishonest up is down, right is left, and evil is good deceptions. The truth is that all insurance would be eliminated and the government would be the only entity to provide reimbursement for medical services. The government will decide whether or not you are covered for life-preserving procedures – based on your age and procedure cost. The alternative is palliative care with anti-anxiety drugs and powerful pain medications.

We have paid into Medicare all of our working careers – so why should an illegal alien, fresh from a trek across our border, simply receive the same care we bet our lives on?

Remember when President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats lying to your face? Over and Over.

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The progressive socialist democrats tell you straight out and up front that they have no shame in killing unborn babies or, in some cases, recently born babies. But, for some inexplicable reason, they are unwilling to execute heinous murderers and terrorists but are willing to end life-prolonging treatments for seniors and ration healthcare for the rest of the population.

This nonsense does not work well in England under their National Health Service, in Canada under what they call Medicare, or anywhere else progressive socialists experiment with the populations they purport to serve. Our government has proven themselves incapable of running the VA Hospital system or the Indian Health Service that guarantees to American Indian and Alaska Natives. These are the very same people who cannot keep track of incoming and outgoing visas and believe that there are approximately twelve million illegal aliens in the country when the actual number may be as high as forty-seven million.

Don’t look to AARP for honest representation…

AARP, traditionally considered an advocate for senior citizens has proven themselves to be a corrupt organization willing to sell senior citizens out in return for continued billion dollar revenue streams from the healthcare insurance industry. How else can you explain their promotion of Obamacare, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that does not protect patients nor is it affordable with outrageous premiums, deductibles, and co-pays? How else can you explain AARP sitting idly by and watching $750 BILLION taken from the Medicare Advantage program to help pay for the boondoggle that is Obamacare? How else can you explain those commercials with ambulances and medical personnel urging you to call your member of Congress to pass the unconstitutional Obamacare?

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Bottom line…

Seniors, before you buy into the progressive bullpucky about healthcare, remember Medicare for All eliminates Medicare for anyone. It is not Medicare and has nothing to do with Medicare as it is currently administered. It will destroy any semblance of doctor-patient relationships as faceless and unelected bureaucrats decide on your healthcare.

A few simple questions. One, do you think that physicians, nurses, and others will voluntarily become slaves of the government? Two, how do you expand coverage without increasing the number of physicians, nurses, facilities, diagnostic devices, and other necessary services? A few answers: You will see fewer doctors and those you see will probably have graduated from a “foreign” medical school. And, you will experience rationing and possibly premature death and discomfort. Which should make you pause and ask yourself” can you believe the politicians who are selling the Medicare for All program?

Do not let politicians tell you that we need this new socialist single-payer system to preserve our current Medicare benefits – it eliminates our benefits and does not protect them

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



NO MORE LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS, ONLY DEMOCRATS AND NOT-DEMOCRATS

With its passage out of the House Judiciary Committee, the Equality Act of 2019 with its 240 co-sponsors heads for a floor vote that will probably cause havoc and litigation for decades to come if it is passed into law. In essence, the legislation adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the protected classes of race, sex, and religion – thus creating the ability to sue individuals and institutions for violating civil rights by using the wrong descriptive pronoun.

The day of the sex checkbox is over – it is now a free entry field. Individuals are no longer defined by their chromosomal and physical reality—but by what they choose to represent themselves to be on any given day.

What’s next?

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Bottom line…

Under the progressive socialist democrats, we are losing our inalienable rights, our Constitution, our country, our culture, and any semblance of scientific truth.

We are 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



TRUMP CANNOT WIN AGAINST NORTH KOREA

In the very best of circumstances, President Donald Trump can maintain parity and preserve the status quo.

A number of readers asked me what game is President Trump playing with North Korea…

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First, you need to remember that the fat smiling crap-weasel with the funny haircut, Kim Jong-Un, is not playing a game. No matter how ridiculous and unstable he may look, he fights each and every day for his own survival and the survival of the regime he inherited from his father, Kim Jong-Il, and his grandfather, North Korea’s first leader Kim Il-sung.

Second, while he has a political title, Supreme Leader of North Korea since 2011 and Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea, his power is absolute. Dues to decades of brutal oppression and political indoctrination, Kim is viewed more like the “Sun God” rather than a repressive dictator who is a threat to the freedom, happiness, and prosperity of its citizens. Truth be told, the citizen’s of North Korea, especially those in concentration camps, have never experienced freedom or prosperity. Any happiness they may have often derives from surviving one more day without starving.

Third, no matter how foolish he might appear, he is a dangerous and unpredictable dictator who has been known to execute individuals for the slightest of offenses or even as a precautionary measure if they seem to be capable of becoming a threat to him or his kingdom. It appears that he went so far as to execute his own half-brother Kim Jong-Nam using a highly unusual and traceable nerve agent known as VX. It is believed that Jong-Nam was under the protection of the Chinese government and considered a likely figurehead replacement should Jong-Un be overthrown or assassinated. Considering the economic and military power China holds over North Korea this was a bold and surprising display of arrogance and defiance. North Korea believes in the three-generation punishment rule to weed-out political or criminal threats. So an entire family can disappear into concentration camps for the real or imagined offenses of one family member.

Fourth, Kim’s coercive behavior extends beyond the United States to his patrons in China. The last thing China needs is millions of illiterate, unskilled, and starving refugees flooding over its border. Likewise, South Korea. Should something happen to North Korea’s strongman leadership, it would create the greatest humanitarian crisis in history.

Fifth, Kim is not stupid nor is he uneducated, apparently having a degree in physics and training as a military officer. He had lived in Switzerland, is fluent in spoken and written English, and likes Western diversions and pleasures. He is known to be a basketball fanatic. He is also said to be shy and suffering from a number of medical issues.

Sixth, Kim does not do it alone. Like any other communist regime, the leadership of Korea is delegated to a number of political and military individuals who control Korea’s various legal and illegal enterprises. While it may seem funny to Westerners to see uniformed officers with medals down their pant legs or holding a notebook while writing down Kim’s words – it is not a game. Each of these individuals is in competition with each other and should it look like two or more leaders are growing close and spending time together, it is likely that both could be viewed with suspicion and summarily executed.

Seventh, the Kingdom, which it really is, is perpetually starved and suffering. Three generations of Kim’s have diverted significant sums into the development of their nuclear deterrent – not so much for an attack as for defense against those who would attack the “Dear Leader” or his regime.

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Bottom line…

While North Korea does not pose an existential threat to the United States, China, or Russia, it certainly is an existential threat to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. The idea that a slick real estate negotiator like Donald Trump can out-think or out-negotiate Kim is laughable. Whereas, Trump always has options to retreat – even if he looks weak – he simply shrugs his shoulders and declares that was a fail, now on to something else. Kim does not have that luxury; he must appear to be strong and omnipotent at all times and in all situations.

For the 2020 progressive socialist democrats who believe that communism can work – consider that, for all intents and purposes, North Korea to be the ultimate petri dish: the North Koreans are a homogenous people, in an insolated environment free from substantial outside influences, and with a centrally-planned economy using North Korea’s “population units” and resources as they see fit. And it is a gross failure with millions of dead and millions more suffering in misery.

In the final analysis, I think Trump will settle for a piece of paper and a photo-op, much in the same manner as former President Obama did with Iran, and the status-quo will be maintained. If President Trump actually makes diplomatic or military inroads on a nuclear Iran or North Korea, he will be more deserving of the worthless Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Barack Obama for weakening America’s military posture.

The greatest weapon that can be deployed against North Korea is communication to bring an awareness of the outside world and all it has to offer. And, if one wants to achieve parity, one might consider allowing Japan to develop or rent nuclear arms – if they, like Israel, haven’t already taken that precaution.

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



BEWARE: MORE PROGRESSIVE PROPAGANDA

From: William Klein, Editor <info@resisteverywhere.org>
Reply-To: <info@resisteverywhere.org>
To: Steve <steve@onecitizenspeakingt.com>
Sent: 5/7/2019 11:12:16 AM
Subject: Tax Cheat In Chief

Democratic Headline Update

I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ taxes, Donald Trump and Steve Mnuchin didn’t say.
That’s pretty much their attitude about everything.  No taxes, no documents, no testimony, no oversight.

[OCS: There is no clause in the United States Constitution that requires a candidate for the President or Vice President of the United States to do anything more than meet the constitutional guidelines on citizenship, residency, and age. To the extent that all federal employees, officers, nominees, etc. fill out financial disclosure forms, it was the politicians who decided not to seek detailed information and settled for ranges that do not even provide adequate and auditable disclosure for the purposes of detecting wrongdoing.

As for documents, how quickly the forget the documents that were withheld subject to executive privilege or destroyed on former President Obama’s watch.

As for testimony, the committee clown show where it is mostly a speech opportunity for members rarely elicits useful information and often serves to embarrass and punish political enemies.

And, as for oversight, let us not forget that the government loses billions of dollars annually through waste, fraud, and abuse with nary a peep from those charged with conducting prudent oversight.]

And now Trump is retweeting a suggestion from that great thinker, Jerry Falwell Jr, that his term be extended by two years to make up for the no collusion witch hunt.

[OCS: The progressive socialist democrats have little appreciation of humor or rhetorical statements to make a point. In this case, the Congress and their media propaganda apparatus wasted two years trying to hang Trump for a crime he did not commit.]

“You've tried democracy, now try autocracy,” Donald Trump also didn’t say—yet. 

[OCS: In a classic case of projection, the progressive socialist democrats are pushing socialism which always leads to autocracy and totalitarianism, whereas capitalism leads to more capitalism.]

He also hasn’t given Vladimir Putin one of our Midwestern farm states that no one is using, but if you wake up to find North Dakota full of dachas and oligarchs, you’ll know why.

[OCS: While this is meant to be funny, the illegal aliens who are overrunning our country with explicit invitations from the progressive socialist democrats is no joke. It appears that the Russians already control Brighton Beach, New York and much of Hollywood, California.]

William Klein
Editor         

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The Resist Everywhere PAC, operating out of virtual offices located at 1629 K St. NW - Suite 300; Washington, DC 20006 – a street famous for its lobbyists and swamp creatures, appears to be a front for socialism. “Instead of uninspiring campaigns for the Democrats we’ve had to accept, isn’t it time to stand up and fight for the Progressives we need?”

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Bottom line…

While “they” ask for funds to fight Donald Trump, it appears that they are actually fighting to take over the Democrat Party to legitimize their cause, massively improve their fundraising, and bamboozle another generation of useful idiots to accept the normalcy of un-American socialism and communism. Trump is their straw man to hide their real intentions.

Senator Joseph McCarthy, after decades of denigration by the progressive socialist democrats, was absolutely right about the communists in government, Hollywood, education. The witch hunt conducted by the House Un-American Activities Committee, “created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties” would have been shocked to see a un-American President like Barack Hussein Obama denigrate America and openly invite communists to the White House and to appoint them to government positions.

While McCarthy was a disgusting reprobate politician and the politicized HUAC was filled with self-serving crap-weasels; nevertheless, they were prescient in their observations about communism in America.

Be vigilant as we are about to be screwed as never before.

-- 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



DONALD TRUMP’S TAX RETURNS: WHO CARES?

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It is apparent that the progressive socialist democrats, especially those at the top levels of the Obama Administration, were extremely worried when Hillary Clinton failed to capture the presidency and would be able to protect them all from criminal proceedings for wrongdoing that might be exposed during the next administration. Trump was formerly a progressive, a man who worked the political system, and a wild-card. So it is not surprising that the Obama Administration spied on his campaign and did everything – both legal and illegal – to disadvantage his candidacy. And, when he assumed office, tried to distract him from performing his presidential duties – ousting him from office if possible.

While President Trump may be ego-driven and sensitive about his media coverage, in the final analysis, he lives a life that most of us cannot even begin to fathom. He is wealthy, maybe not as much as he pretends, but is flush enough to live like a king. He is the President of the United States and singularly in a position of power. An amazing feat considering that half of America was told 24/7 that he was the devil by a relentless mainstream media.

So who really cares about his old – of for that matter – current tax returns any more than we care about those of Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison, Elon Musk or any other billionaire? A moment of prurient curiosity or glee at Trump’s discomfort, for what – it hasn’t changed our lives one jot.

This is not a journalistic coup for the New York Times, the original Holocaust denier, who lives on leaks and lies. Considering the bald-faced lies they told about Trump and Russian collusion for the past two years, they have jumped the shark. To me they are beyond irrelevant, they are the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party and purveyor of “fake news.”

Bottom line…

The Internal Revenue Service has had every opportunity to audit Trump for decades and it is up to them to deal with the type of discrepancies and errors that crop up in the tax filings of wealthy individuals who want to minimize their tax burden. Hooray for them! If the serious accountants at the IRS have trouble understanding the existing tax code with its million-dollar lobbyist-created loopholes and fight over the various interpretations of single words, that is their function and fight.

Not my circus, not my monkey.

We are so screwed when the media ignores the big stories like China, Iran, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela and delights in creating another artificial “ho hum” fake news. So let the analysts and pundits play like children while “we the People” keep our eye on the progressive socialist democrats who want to nullify our Constitution, take our guns, and redistribute our wealth to prop up their socialist buddies world wide,

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-- 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



2020: CORY BOOKER PROVES HE IS EITHER IGNORANT OR CORRUPT

The most straightforward explanation of why a black man raised in New Jersey is ignorant of the fundamental truth that “crazies, criminals, and terrorists do not respect nor obey the law” is to realize he is not authentically black. He is an elitist who attended Stanford (B.A. Political Science, M.A. Sociology), studied abroad at Oxford University (Queen’s College) on a Rhodes Scholarship (U.S. History), and finished his formal education at Yale Law School with a Juris Doctor degree. There is no doubt that he is a corrupt progressive socialist democrat willing to do or say anything to advance his self-interests and the socialist agenda.

How else can such a smart and accomplished individual conclude that you can reduce crime and make the streets safer by disarming law-abiding citizens and depriving them of their inalienable right to self-defense? Creating, in essence, larger victim pools that are unable to access law enforcement intervention when and where needed?

cbkhHow can such a smart and accomplished man mischaracterize existing gun violence in America as an “epidemic” when an epidemic is defined as a “widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.” Gun violence cannot be contracted as one would an airborne disease. Gun violence is an individual choice to intimidate or harm another individual and the individual, not the greater community, should be held responsible for their own actions.

After eliminating the most significant component of gun-related death or injury from suicide and accidental discharge, perhaps one might look at the progressive’s own corrupt concept of disparate impact. Making a prima facie case for racism if the percentage actions of a minority do not comport with that minorities percentage representation in the general population. And, it is up to the person or organization so charged to prove their innocence, rather than the state proving their guilt. Why not use this crackpot theory of disparate impact, which has been applied to housing, employment, and finance, and simply disarm minorities who commit a disproportionate number of gun-related offenses? Why not sanction the progressive socialist democrats who plea bargain away the serious gun-related charges or reduce felonies to misdemeanors to guarantee a conviction on paper?

It makes absolutely no sense to remove the means of protection from abused women and individuals with families in high-crime areas. But then again, logic does not apply too much of the black community in Democrat-governed inner cities (polite speak for ghettos) – where academic achievement is discouraged by non-achieving peers and the very law enforcement that was meant to protect community lives and property is disparaged, demeaned, denigrated, and attracted.

A racist viewpoint? A customary charge from a cadre of progressives who view everything through the prism of race while claiming “people of color,” by definition cannot be racists. Yeah Right! Like the Black Lives Matter crowd who insist that only Back Lives Matter and attack anyone for saying All Lives Matter.

So what is Cory Booker’s genius plan …

Cory Booker spells out his cure for 'epidemic of gun violence' with licenses, purchase limits

Sen. Cory A. Booker of New Jersey proposed Monday that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, grabbing attention for his struggling campaign by delving into the gun control debate that has flummoxed Democratic presidential hopefuls for decades.

Firearm licenses topped a long list of measures that Mr. Booker prescribed for what he called the “epidemic of gun violence.”

He also wants to limit Americans to one gun purchase per month, crack down on firearm manufacturers, ban military-style semi-automatic rifles and beef up the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to go after gun dealers.

[OCS: Oh those wicked-looking rifles. One, semi-automatic weapons are not military-grade arms capable of fully-automatic fire. Two, standing in a garage does not make you a car.

 

Might that be the same BATFE that implemented Operation Fast and Furious at the direction of the progressive socialist democrat White House – all to arm Mexican drug cartels with American weapons so when identified would serve as a pretext for stricter gun control? In essence they were the unscrupulous dealers in firearms.]

He pledged that on his first day as president he would bypass Congress and take executive action to restrict gun sales and crack down on unscrupulous dealers and gun manufacturers.

[OCS: The use of an executive order that impinges on the United States Constitution’s inalienable rights should be considered an abuse of power.]

“I’m coming at this full bore. Enough of this seeming to resign ourselves to this level of carnage in America,” Mr. Booker told CBS News.             

Firearm licenses, which Mr. Booker likened to driver’s licenses, would require fingerprinting, background checks and the completion of a government-sanctioned gun safety course.

[OCS: For those who liken firearms licenses to driver’s licenses, remember driving is a privilege granted by the government. Self-defense and the right to bear arms is a constitutionally protected inalienable right. Apples and oranges.

This is akin to criminalizing the protections of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and registration is often a prelude to confiscation as we have seen in other countries.. Booker’s opponent, Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced that she would impose gun control by executive order and other radical candidates suggested that semi-automatic weapons would be confiscated.]

“My plan to address gun violence is simple: We will make it harder for people who should not have a gun to get one,” Mr. Booker said.

[OCS: Think about this idiocy. You make it harder for everyone to obtain a weapon. This would be equivalent to demanding an expensive ignition-lock breathalyzer on every vehicle because we do not want alcohol- or drug-impaired individuals driving on our streets and highways.

Again, crazies, criminals, and terrorists neither respect nor obey existing laws.

A mentally ill person – unless adjudicated incompetent – is protected by HIPAA from having his medical records accessed without cause. The person skips one check-off box and purchases a gun.]

His plan also would:

⦁ Increase government regulation and oversight to gun manufacturers, including allow the Consumer Product Safety Commission to enforce safety standards and issue recall orders for faulty firearms.

[OCS: If nobody noticed, gun manufacturers and dealers are the first to implement safety notices and recalls. Nobody needs to enforce safety standards or recalls over and above the CPSC’s current operational program.]

End legal immunity that prevents victims of gun violence from suing sellers and manufacturers of firearms.

[OCS: This is sheer stupidity. Will the victims of drunk drivers be allowed to sue distillers and distributors? If a product proves defective, one can bring suit against the manufacturer under existing law.]

⦁ Require handgun microstamping, a technology that enables law enforcement to identify the source of ammunition used in crimes by making a shell casing traceable to the specific gun that fired the round.

[OCS: This is a fool’s errand. While it is possible to microstamp a casing, it is not practical or cost effective. The shooter could use a throw-away gun purchased on the street or police his brass if using a semi-automatic weapon. Tracking such numbers would be almost impossible. And, heaven knows, our government can’t keep track of VA patients, illegal immigrants, or visa overstays.]

⦁ Expand laws that prevent people accused of domestic violence to include dating partners.

[OCS: This is crazy. There are laws on the books for assault and battery, aggravated assault, assault with bodily injury, brandishing a firearm, etc. New laws are not needed and this is a bald-faced ruse to allow police to confiscate weapons upon allegations – violating due process.

How many false allegations of rape and abuse have damaged the lives of men who are presumed guilty by progressive socialist democrats?]

⦁ Overhaul the ATF with increased funding, repeal of restriction on its authority to investigate crimes and crack down on gun dealers.

[OCS: We already have the FBI and local law enforcement authorities, we do not need another investigative agencies for general criminal activity.]

Following up on a vow to “bring a fight” to the NRA, Mr. Booker said he would call on the IRS to look into revoking its tax-exempt status.

[OCS: Shades of Lois Learner and Barack Obama who politicized the IRS and attacked conservative organizations.

Considering the treasonous activities of the Democrat Party, perhaps they and their candidates should similarly lose their tax exempt status.]

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Bottom line …

Cory Booker is a progressive socialist democrat fool – a smart one, but one who is self-serving and thoroughly corrupt. That no 2020 Democrat denounced this demagoguery and lack of respect for the Constitution should inform every voter when they enter the ballot box.

We are so screwed.


“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



ILHAN OMAR: TERRORIST SYMPATHIZER IN CONGRESS

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Now we have Members of Congress such as Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the Somali refugee,  who appears to be both anti-Semitic and a supporter of terrorists…

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First, the facts… THE GAZANS HAVE VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN TERRORISTS TO LEAD THEM AND PRODUCE NOTHING BUT TERROR, MURDER, AND MISERY.

(1)  The Israelis, including 8,000 residents in 21 settlements, withdrew from the area and no Jews remained after September 12, 2005. Israeli Greenhouses containing abundant food and Jewish places of worship were immediately destroyed. Israel does not “occupy” Gaza but does exert a degree of fundamental control over safety zones and the flow of goods through Israel. Likewise, Egypt also exerts control of goods flowing over their border.

(2)  The area’s residents voted and decided on electing Iran-backed Hamas terrorists to govern the area.

(3)  As an independent state, Gaza is not sustainable as it has no means of income, no viable products to export, and is dependent on Israel for water, electricity, and other goods and services. Due to the continuing acts of terrorism, access between Israel and the Gaza area is strictly controlled.

(4)  Gaza exists on humanitarian assistance and appears to have adopted a public policy of using civilian deaths and destruction as a selling point of their “humanitarian” entreaties. The Gazans allow terrorists to store and fire weapons from schools, hospitals, and mosques, knowing that any return fire is likely to damage these institutions and produce “positive” media to encourage fundraising efforts. Likewise, terrorists hide behind women and children for much the same reason – often sending children to attack Israeli soldiers to provoke a reprisal attack. In many instances, we can see actors who appear “dead” in one phone assisting the wounded survivors in other photos taken hours later.

(5)  Hamas has turned the Gaza area into a rocket launching platformed aimed at Israeli civilians. Not to mention digging tunnels to transport weapons and gain access to Israeli settlement areas to kill Jews.

(6)  No other country’s military attempts to minimize the damages of return fire – even to the extent of ignoring firing points filled with critical infrastructure and civilians.

(7)  The Israeli government, in cooperation with the United States, has spent hundreds of millions of dollars developing weaponry (like Iron Dome) to destroy rockets and mortar in mid-flight rather than attacking the point of origin and causing collateral damage and civilian deaths.

(8)  Since firing rockets at any nation-state is an act of war, Israel has the legal right to enter the territory, neutralize the threat, and eliminate Hamas and all government leadership.

(9)  Before there can be peace in the region, the Gazans must recognize Israel’s right to exist, change their charter, textbooks, and behavior to eliminate terror attacks.

Heading to war…

Knowing that Hamas is acting on behalf of Iran is quickly providing a raison d' être for an Israeli – and allies (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Oman) – attack on Iran. The United States should immediately recall all Americans from Iran, expel all Iranian students and citizens from the United States in preparation for the inevitable conflict.

Even the American media is complicit in the mischaracterization of terrorists acts…

On CBS This Morning, John Dickerson shared the weekend's news with viewers. He described how "both sides have launched hundreds of rockets and missiles at one another since Friday."

NBC's Today news program included similar equivocations as NBC’s host Craig Melvin described "the worst weekend of fighting between Israel and Gaza militants in about fire years," in which "two sides exchanging deadly rocket fire."

Many media outlets carried a picture of a destroyed vehicle without commenting on the lack of collateral damage or that the vehicle’s passenger was Hamed Ahmed Khudari, an Iranian terror financier of Hamas.

They speak of Hezbollah, also controlled by Iran, and responsible for the death of hundreds of American soldiers with their improved improvised explosive devices.

And special credit for dishonesty goes to NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel who justified the rocket attacks as a Palestinian temper tantrum. "Occasionally when they don't get what they want, when they don't get aid, when they don't get money, they turn up the heat," he said. "That's what we saw over this weekend." Not only did this douchebag describe an act of war as a temper tantrum, he characterized Gaza as a prison colony. This is a man who was a war correspondent and was in-theatre. He knows the facts, but chooses to mischaracterize them. He is a fluent Arabic speaker and we can all see where his sympathies lie. – Much like those of CIA Chief John Brennan who served under former President Barack Hussein Obama.

The fact was that the rocket attack was one-sided and designed to capture the media’s attention. Any missiles launched from Israel were Iron Dome interceptor missiles designed to destroy rockets mid-flight. And self-destruct if they miss their target.

Bottom line…

Firing over 600 rockets at Israeli citizens is no more an act of love than Islam is the religion of peace.

If Ilhan Omar were intellectually and morally honest, she would be calling for the Gazans to eject Hamas, put down their arms, and work cooperatively with their regional neighbors.

Until that time, she should STFU and be disciplined with all of her similarly-minded members of Congress.

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



2020: AMERICAN POLITICS AS A GAME OF RUSSIAN ROULETTE

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While the current political process remains somewhat intact, political power will always flow along the lines of least resistance; giving rise to a Democrat voting scheme, so simple and accessible by all, that it will remove any effort whatsoever of a citizen's duty to study and understand the candidates and their policy positions. Turning politics into a game of Russian roulette.

The idea that the ability to vote should be extended to felons, including terrorists, rapists, murderers, drug dealers or 16-year-old individuals is so radical as to be almost unbelievable. Yet that is what some progressive socialist democrats are proposing. All while attempting to nullify the Second Amendment and disarm law-abiding citizens and stripping of their inalienable right to self-defense against those who will be released into our communities.

For the average voter, this path of least resistance is to support the candidate who looks good, sounds good, and seems to have the approval of one's friends -- who many will mistakenly believe they have already studied and understood both the politicians and the issues. Giving rise to a voting class that is easily manipulated by the media -- both news and entertainment -- to the point you are engaging in a reality program version of "Crazy Candidate Take All." With most politicians arising from positions of previous authority or who possess some level of name recognition and celebrity, the voter must be wary of carefully crafted personas that are neither real nor as accomplished as their media consultants would have you believe.

So what would happen if there are no appropriate candidates nor public policies that promote freedom, liberty, and individualism? Where the only difference between capitalism and socialism is not ideological, but whether or not the voter likes a particular candidate whose acting abilities include being able to feign concern, sincerity, and a suggestion that they may have a superhero's ability to "do good for the people."

You wind up with progressive socialist democrats in charge, no matter their party affiliation.

What is wrong with most individuals, acting as if for them a collapsing constitutional nation and the loss of their freedoms isn't something to be gravely concerned about?

Conditioning by the mainstream media, perhaps using the distractions of entertainment and social media and various other coping mechanisms to maintain the pretense of normalcy. Or being indoctrinated to avoid asking questions and focus on activist actions? Or simply a weary resignation and acceptance of their environment,

But this election may be radically different.

Stepping out of the present political nightmare and regaining the illusion of normalcy had never been this difficult. 

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