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So true!

-- 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


Welcome to Day + 51 … as we approach Christmas, things appear to be winding down somewhat -- except for the pushback from those accused of voting machine-related wrongdoing.


On the election front…

It appears that Dominion and SmartMatic have scared the bejesus out of some media companies with their demand for retraction letters from their respective lawyers, primarily those who gave access to Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood, and to a lesser extent Rudy Giuliani.

And Dr. Eric Coomer, the Director of Product Strategy and Security for Dominion Voting Systems, has filed suit against the Trump Campaign, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and others for placing him “at the center of a national conspiracy to fraudulently elect the President of the United States.”

If anything, it appears that those bringing suits against various states alleging election fraud, including fantastical claims of foreign origins of voting equipment and other oddities, have not gotten to any court to present their evidence, nor does their evidence extend beyond unvetted declarations and affidavits from third parties. Even worse, although many of these Trump-affiliated parties throw around the words “election fraud,” it seems that fraud is not being alleged in their lawsuits, and they rely on allegations of unconstitutional or illegal procedural irregularities.

In one surprising move, a Delaware Court Judge presiding over an unaffiliated Carter Page lawsuit takes L. Lin Wood to task, apparently for his other non-Delaware election-related cases and says, “It appears to the Court that, since the granting of Mr. Wood's motion he has engaged in conduct in other jurisdictions, which, had it occurred in Delaware, would violate the Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct.”

Going case-by-case, the Judge notes, “Mr. Wood's conduct in filing this false affidavit violates DRPC 1.1 (Competence), 3.1 (Meritorious Claims and Contentions), 3.3 (Candor to the Tribunal), 4.1(a) (Truthfulness in Statements/False Statement of Material Fact), and Misconduct (Dishonesty and Deceit).” All of this questioning L. Lin Woods’ fitness to appear in his Court. “All of the foregoing gives the Court concerns as to the appropriateness of continuing the order granting Mr. Wood authorization to appear in this Court pro hac vice.”

Both Giuliani and Powell are still promising bombshells to come in the near future – something we have heard numerous times before. The only thing I regret is that they have apparently dragged Lt. General Michael Flynn down their rabbit hole.

Even the City of Detroit is pushing back.

Detroit Is Trying To Punish Sidney Powell For ‘Kraken’ Lawsuit—Legal Experts Say It Could Work

The city of Detroit is asking a federal judge to impose sanctions against attorney Sidney Powell and other lawyers involved in filing the infamous “Kraken” lawsuit, which the city argues was “frivolous” and was filed for the “improper” purpose of “undermining people’s faith in the democratic process.” <Source>

Will the politicians voluntarily give up their “emergency” powers?

With the pandemic providing an excuse for governors and others to wield exceptional powers over their respective residents, one wonders if that power will be relinquished without a fight? Not easily, it seems, they are now talking about a more virulent or easily-spreadable mutant virus – and the need to keep their “emergency powers.”

Why is South Africa's new variant so scary? UK bans all arrivals from SA where highly contagious Covid mutant is driving massive second wave among young people

  • Cases in South Africa have spiked from 3,000 to 9,500 per day in three weeks
  • New strain announced last Friday and accounts for up to 90% of SA's new cases
  • Strain called 501.V2 believed to be more extreme than one discovered in Britain
  • Two cases of SA mutant detected in Britain, Hancock calls it 'highly concerning' 
  • Scientists say it is more transmissible but so far not believed to be more deadly
  • More than 100 flights thought to have flown between UK and SA since October
  • Experts in South Africa warn: 'Maybe the virus is beginning to outsmart us'
  • UK, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel and Mauritius banned flights from SA <Source>

Biden Coronavirus Task Force’s Osterholm on New Virus Variant: ‘Nothing Will Stop This Virus From Transmitting’

Tuesday, Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force, weighed in on the new strain of COVID-19 popping up in the United Kingdom.

After emphasizing the need for better testing, Osterholm told CNN’s “New Day” that the new variant goes to show that “nothing will stop this virus from transmitting country to country.”

“The U.S.’s program for sequencing these virus strains has actually been far under what we need,” Osterholm stated. “We need much better testing right now. The second thing is, remember, this has all emerged within the last couple of weeks. And so, the testing of only the strains within really the last two to three weeks would probably have given us the idea of how much of this is coming in from the U.K. or, for that matter, anywhere else. Let’s just be really clear right now: Nothing will stop this virus from transmitting country to country. Our job is to slow it down.” <Source>

Is the Biden team attempting to create their own virus legacy and to demonstrate the inadequacy of the Trump response?

Bottom line…

We see a massive loss of faith, trust, and credibility in our government institutions and news media.

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

-- 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


Welcome to Day +50…

Former Trump legal team member, Sidney Powell is complaining that the gatekeepers in the White House are keeping her from speaking directly to President Trump. Could it be that two lawsuits challenging her conspiratorial theories involving Hugo Chavez, SmartMatic, and Dominion are highlighting material flaws in her presentation?

Pollsters, if they can be trusted, show the two Georgia run-off elections running at a dead heat or within the margin of error -- setting the stage of a new round of late-night mysterious ballots to materialize.

Vote-day-after-50Only six GOP Members of Congress stood up for America…

While the majority of the Members of Congress are salivating over the pork-laden “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021,” which was passed with a near-unanimous veto-proof bipartisan vote, only President Trump stood up for ordinary American citizens and those small restaurant owners who are going out of business at a staggering rate during the government-imposed lockdown.

Of course, facing unanimous Democrat and Independent approval, there were six “nays” – all Republicans. As you might expect, the dissenters were: Rick Scott (Florida), Rand Paul (Kentucky), Marsha Blackburn (Tennessee), Ted Cruz (Texas), Mike Lee (Utah), and Ron Johnson (Wisconsin). Two Republicans did not vote: Mike Rounds (South Dakota) and Michael Enzi (Wyoming). I would not be surprised to see the six conservative dissenters surface in 2024 as presidential candidates.

Playing the Democrat’s own game of last-minute brinkmanship…

Trump knows that the government will technically shut down on December 29, 2020, if an appropriations bill is not passed and signed into law. The choice given to the Democrats is to do it my way or I, President Trump, will veto the bill and force the matter into the next seated Congress.

Trump’s gambit was revealed in a December 22, 2020, Twitter video to Congress -- criticizing the  $1.4 trillion general spending bill that included the additional $900 billion economic relief package passed by Congress and requesting $2,000 for each American. 

Donald Trump...

Throughout the summer, Democrats cruelly blocked COVID relief legislation in an effort to advance their extreme left-wing agenda and influence the election. Then a few months ago, Congress started negotiations on a new package to get urgently needed help to the American people. It’s taken forever. However, the bill they are now planning to send back to my desk is much different than anticipated. It really is a disgrace.

For example, among the more than 5,000 pages in this bill, which nobody in Congress has read because of its length and complexity, it’s called the COVID Relief Bill, but it has almost nothing to do with COVID. This bill contains $85.5 million for assistance to Cambodia, $134 million to Burma, $1.3 billion for Egypt and the Egyptian military, which will go out and buy almost exclusively Russian military equipment. $25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan, $505 million to Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. $40 million for the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, which is not even open for business. $1 billion for the Smithsonian and an additional $154 million for the National Gallery of Art. Likewise, these facilities are essentially not open.

$7 million for reef fish management, $25 billion to combat Asian carp, $2.5 million to count the number of amberjack fish in the Gulf of Mexico. A provision to promote the breeding of fish in federal hatcheries, $3 million in poultry production technology, $2 million to research the impact of down trees, $566 million for construction projects at the FBI.

The bill also allows stimulus checks for the family members of illegal aliens, allowing them to get up to $1,800 each. This is far more than the Americans are given. Despite all of this wasteful spending and much more, the $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments, and not enough money is given to small businesses. And in particular, restaurants, whose owners have suffered so grievously. They were only given a deduction for others to use in business, their restaurant, for two years. This two year period must be withdrawn, which will allow the owners to obtain financing and get their restaurants back in condition. Congress can terminate it at a much later date, but two years is not acceptable. It’s not enough.

Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it. It wasn’t their fault, it was China’s fault. Not their fault. I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 for a couple. I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to send me a suitable bill or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package, and maybe that administration will be me, and we will get it done.

Thank you very much.

Pelosi caves (maybe)…

Deliberately forgetting that Donald Trump publicly proposed a payment of $1,200 to the American people on October 6, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi replies to Trump’s video with a Tweet of her own…


It could be that this is a negotiating ploy to get the relief back to the original $1,200 – but we will have to wait and see. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin promised the checks, for whatever amount, can be processed within a week or so and sent out electronically, followed by mailed checks.

And this is the President the Democrats, many of them ordinary suffering individuals like the rest of us, voted against. Likely because they have been indoctrinated by 4-years of media negativity and derision – and a blackout of serious news of Democrat corruption, hoaxes, and perfidy.

Many a truth is said in jest…

From the great Babylon Bee satire site…

Americans Excitedly Anticipate Getting Paid With Their Own Money

Americans have reported they're very optimistic about the stimulus package passed by Congress last week. In particular, people all around the country are excited to get paid with a little bit of the money that they paid the federal government already.

Americans from all walks of life said they couldn't wait to receive a check with a small percentage of the money the government had already taken from them.

"I can't wait to get that $1,200.00 check of my own money," said one man in Texas, rubbing his hands together. "Surely this will get the economy back on track."

From the rich to the poor, American citizens spent many hours dreaming of all the things they will spend their newfound riches on. "With $1200, I could save enough to pay my taxes on time this year," said one woman in Los Angeles. "Thanks so much, Congress. You're the real heroes here."

A small percentage of the population said they thought it would be way more efficient for the economy if the government just didn't take the money in the first place. These people were shouted down as "libertarian conspiracy theorist wackos" and told to move to Somalia.

Sadly, by the time all the administration costs, government pet projects, and handouts were factored in, the stimulus each American was to receive became a negative amount, forcing Congress to raise taxes to pay for a new stimulus bill. <Source>

[OCS: So effin’ true.]

Bottom line... 

Has anyone noticed that Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) inserted language in the "stimulus" bill that further federalizes theft of streaming content? Once again, we find the hand of Disney pushing copyright restrictions and demanding that the federal government investigate, prosecute, and punish as a felony content theft whereas it used to be a civil procedure that placed the burden on the infringed company. Disney has done more to bring about a surveillance state with tracking codes than almost any other company. 

Among the things that piss me off are the politicians who refer to "stimulus" bills without realizing that the net economic effect of money taken from individuals and organizations in taxes or simply printed by the Department of Treasury cannot overcome the negative effects of wealth redistribution and currency devaluation. This continued socializing of investment is designed to give the government more control over the economy to the detriment of individuals and our quasi-free market system of capitalism. In essence, they are using our money to buy votes and secure their future.

While our attention is focused on the Communist Chinese Corona Virus, corrupt politicians are stealing our election, our freedom, and our money. 

Are you voting to work and pay for your neighbor’s new car?

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


Welcome to Day +49 and many questions…


(1)  Just glancing through the 5,593-page Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 PDF reminds me how corrupt, dysfunctional, and unmanageable Congress has become. Nobody can read and understand this bill without specialized expertise and knowledge of thousands of laws, rules, and regulations that are incorporated by reference. In fact, Congress appears to be shirking its sworn duties and institutionalizing corruption by presenting outlines that leave the actual law-making to staffers in Executive Branch agencies where they formulate the rules and regulations that are implemented under the force of law. Talk about separation of powers; Congress has outsourced the heavy lifting to the deep-state bureaucracy.

(2)  We appear to be living in an age of corrupt professional politicians that care little for the United States Constitution and place their political careers, power, prestige, perks, privileges, and profits above the Country. At least with King George, we were dealing with one tyrant, not hundreds, if not thousands, of petty tyrants that will never be held accountable for their corruption, malfeasance, misfeasance, and nonfeasance.

(3)  We can no longer trust this nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies as they appear to be more concerned with protecting themselves from criminal charges for demonstrable wrongdoing than keeping America safe and secure from our enemies, both foreign and domestic. Someone needs to explain to me why a Chinese spy in Diane Feinstein’s office was allowed to “retire” rather than face prosecution and a long jail term. Could it be because Feinstein was compromised? Then there is the matter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, who allowed Representative Eric Swalwell to remain on the intelligence committee full-well-knowing he was compromised by a communist Chinese Spy while holding a top secrete (and above) security clearance?

(4)  Which brings us to the perfidy of Hunter Biden and President-elect Joe Biden. Both clearly compromised by criminality and possibly representing a threat to our national security. Joe Biden is surrounded by individuals who appear to hate the United States and seem willing to provide aid and comfort to our enemies. I am still waiting to find out how former President Barack Obama is held in such high esteem when he literally provided access to billions of dollars as aid and comfort to one of our most virulent enemies, Iran, while they were chanting “Death to America?”

(5)  And, it is not just the Democrats and their families that are profiting from relations with Communist China. There is the GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose family fortune is built on their business relationships with China, as are the fortunes of the media moguls and tech tyrants that support the Democrats.

(6)  Looking inward, we find the public sector employee unions who are little more than mob protection rackets that actively corrupt politicians to gain wages and benefits that are bankrupting our municipalities and states. Someone needs to explain to me why teachers continue to get paid and receive healthcare benefits while not performing any useful work? Or why government workers who are furloughed as “non-essential” during a funding shut-down suddenly become “essential” during a pandemic.

(7)  With all this talk about how President Trump may be the greatest President in modern times, explain to me why the CIA’s Gina Haspel and the FBI’s Christopher Wray are still employed? Haspel was the CIA station chief in London, while the CIA used foreign intelligence operatives and organizations operating in London to spy on Americans domestically. Christopher Wray refuses to turn over unclassified documents subpoenaed by Congressional oversight committees. Where are the prosecutions of known unindicted felons within our government? Will, we ever see a Durham report and indictments, or will the clock have run out – similar to using a ten-year timeline and phony budget numbers to justify funding Congressional spending?

(8)  Is this entire election charade simply distraction 5.0 to protect Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the rest of their cadre of fellow travelers from the consequences of their illegal actions?

(9)  You know that intelligence report on the election interference that was due on December 18, 2020 – want to bet the deep-state is deliberately withholding it to keep it from being used in an election challenge before the United States Supreme Court? Since when do low-level apparatchiks like Lt. Col. Vindman say “no” to the President of the United States?

(10)  If you think crazies are only on the Democrat side, consider the alleged criminal actions of a former Texas police officer who surveilled an innocent Hispanic air conditioning repairman on the suspicion he was transporting 750,000 counterfeit ballots. The ex-cop rammed the innocent man’s vehicle, held him at gunpoint on the ground with his knee in his back – and turned him over to the police. Surprise, the truck contained air conditioning repair parts and no ballots. What the former cop did not say was that he had received over $250,000 from some right-wing nut jobs and their charitable foundation. The former officer faces 20-years in prison, and I hope he gets at least 10-years.  Read the police report.

(11)  Some readers chuckle over my usual last line that says, “We are screwed.” But can anyone tell me different?

You want scary…

Pelosi-textThis is the witch that gave the Communist Chinese a pass while distracting most of Congress with phony impeachment claims -- that are so unconstitutional as to be ludicrous. Where the hell is the media? Oh! I forgot they are bought and paid for by the Communist Chinese and their Democrat agents.

Why is the New York Times not covering the Eric Swalwell Chinese Spy story?


One thought comes to mind… Swalwell may have illegally leaked classified House Intelligence documents or proceedings information to the Times. Then again, The Times ignored most of the Holocaust and fed Americans Stalin’s propaganda while he massacred millions of Ukrainians by starvation.

Can you even believe that the United States Department of Justice is ignoring today’s massive election fraud and government corruption to charge a foreign bomb-maker 32 years after the fact?

Monday, December 21, 2020 -- Former Senior Libyan Intelligence Officer and Bomb-Maker for the Muamar Qaddafi Regime Charged for The December 21, 1988 Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103

Today, Attorney General William Barr, Director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, and Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, announced new charges against a former Libyan intelligence operative, Abu Agela Mas’ud Kheir Al-Marimi, aka, “Hasan Abu Ojalya Ibrahim” (Masud), for his role in building the bomb that killed 270 individuals in the destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on Dec. 21, 1988.

[OCS: That explains it: why William Barr and Christopher Wray did nothing for years about Biden selling influence to foreign entities.]

“Today’s announcement should remind the world that when Americans are harmed, the FBI and the United States government will never stop pursuing justice for our citizens, no matter where that takes us, how long it takes us to get there, or how difficult the road might be,” said FBI Director Chris Wray.  “Without the thoroughness and professionalism of our FBI personnel, the Department of Justice, our Scottish partners, and the people of Lockerbie, we never would have found the trail that led us to the men responsible for this attack.  We will never forget the loved ones who were lost, and we remain committed to continuing our work to achieve justice for the victims and their families.”

[OCS: I wonder if this bullshit left a brown ring around Christopher Wray’s mouth? Hey, Chris – what about those who attacked our embassy in Benghazi, Libya and killed our Ambassador and other American citizens? You know the perpetrator – the one that was giving media interviews while the FBI was sitting on their collectives asses? Americans are being harmed NOW by politicians selling out to our enemies, both foreign and domestic? By the way, where are the prosecutions of those who attacked a Federal Courthouse in Portland or are you too effin busy with your media consultants?]

Today’s unsealing of criminal charges in the Pan Am 103 case is monumental on several fronts,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Michael R. Sherwin for the District of Columbia.  “First, the criminal complaint against the alleged ‘bomb maker’ signifies that the work of federal prosecutors never ends, even after several decades, until all criminal actors are held accountable.  In addition, these charges remind the public of the horrific effect that acts of terrorism continue to have on victims and their families.  The bombing of Pan Am 103 was historic in that it was, until the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the largest terrorist attack on U.S. civilians in history.  It also remains the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United Kingdom – for all of these reasons we will never forget and the D.C. United States Attorney’s Office will continue to seek justice for all of the Pan Am 103 victims and their loved ones.” <Source>

[OCS: How about seeking justice for Americans and holding the CIA and Hillary Clinton accountable for transferring arms to Islamic militants in Benghazi? Or selling out her country’s uranium stockpile to the Russians? Or creating the largest ongoing scandal in American history to hide the criminality of the Obama administration with her private email server containing classified emails. In fact, why are you even going after Julian Assange or Edward Snowden when you have domestic perpetrators like Clinton who sold out their country?]

Bottom line…

With the Democrats in power, does it even matter which Democrat puppet is President any more?

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


Welcome to Day + 48. Has anyone else noticed the massive conflicts of interest and intimidation occurring in our so-called “free and open elections?


Another retraction demand to Sidney Powell…

RE: Legal Notice and Retraction Demand from Smartmatic USA Corp.

Dear Ms. Powell:

I am litigation counsel for Smartmatic USA Corp (“Smartmatic”). You have made numerous statements and postings regarding Smartmatic in connection with the November 3, 2020 election (the “2020 U.S. election”) through various publications. I identify some of those statements below and refer to the totality of your statements regarding Smartmatic from November 2020 through today as the “Statements” for purposes of this letter. I am writing to provide you Smartmatic’s response to the Statements and put you on notice of potential legal claims.You have engaged in a concerted disinformation campaign against Smartmatic. You appeared on numerous news networks, including but not limited to, Fox News, Fox Business, and Newsmax, and told millions of viewers that Smartmatic was created under the direction of Hugo Chávez, that its software was designed to fix elections, and that Smartmatic conspired with others to defraud the American people and fix the 2020 U.S. election by changing, inflating, and deleting votes. Through your appearances on news networks and published Tweets, you have spread lies about a company that had absolutely nothing to do with the voting that took place in areas at the heart of the “conspiracies” discussed following the 2020 U.S. election. <Source>

Noted defamation lawyer, L. Lin Wood replied by letter. “I represent Sidney Powell. I have carefully reviewed your letter of December 15, 2020. I am not impressed. Ms. Powell retracts nothing. File your lawsuit.” It is believed, by myself and others, that Sidney Powell is trying to goad Dominion, SmartMatic, and other organizations and individuals into lawsuits to effect discovery.

Déjà vu all over again – another opportunity for the Supreme Court to do the right thing and say follow the constitution or suffer the consequences…

This is the Trump Campaign’s first independent U.S. Supreme Court filing without the usual attorneys. It is not that any of the cases being filed will affect the election, but that it will influence key Congressional delegations to challenge the submitted slates of electors and to force a 2-hour discussion and vote on each challenge.

“While the tellers announce the results, Members may object to the returns from any individual state as they are announced. Objections to individual state returns must be made in writing by at least one Member each of the Senate and House of Representatives. If an objection meets these requirements, the joint session recesses and the two houses separate and debate the question in their respective chambers for a maximum of two hours. The two houses then vote separately to accept or reject the objection. They then reassemble in joint session, and announce the results of their respective votes. An objection to a state’s electoral vote must be approved by both houses in order for any contested votes to be excluded.” <Congressional Research Service>


Petitioner Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., the re-election campaign for President Trump, respectfully requests, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 21, that this Court expedite its consideration of the petition for а writ of certiorari filed today. Petitioner further requests, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 25.4, that if the petition is granted, the Court expedite the schedule for briefing and oral argument, if the Court deems such helpful. Such expedited review would allow an orderly and timely
resolution of the important questions presented under the U.S. Constitution and federal law. It is in the best interests of the parties, as well as the Nation, that this Court have as much time as possible to consider the relative merits of the parties’
positions and to issue its decision sufficiently in advance of impending deadlines.

The Cases At Issue

Petitioner seeks а writ of certiorari to review the constitutionality of three related Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinions eviscerating the laws enacted by the Pennsylvania Legislature governing the election of presidential electors in the middle of the 2020 Presidential election, in violation of Article II and Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98 (2000). <Source>

Continuing selective censorship of one of Trump’s attorneys by the social media tech tyrants…


Conflicts of interest…

It appears that numerous governors, state officials, and others are  afraid of losing their well-paying jobs in these economically-challenging times or are afraid of being censured by the left’s so-called “cancel culture.” And that also includes judges and lawyers who are afraid to hold evidentiary hearings or represent challenges to the election. 

As we approach one of the most pivotal elections in the history of the United States, an election which will determine whether or not the progressive socialist democrats will be given a free hand in our government or be impeded by constitutional checks and balances, we find that the State of Georgia, with evidence of electoral fraud, is preparing to allow the same flawed system to determine the outcome of this crucial run-off election.

Georgia County Elections Board Dismisses Challenges to Voter Roll

“Challenges to more than 16,000 people on the voter registration list in a Georgia county have been dismissed by an elections board. The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration voted on Dec. 18 to dismiss three complaints that sought to remove voters from the compilation.”

[OCS: Mouthing platitudes and hiding being unspecified laws. Can anyone believe that some unspecified federal law prevents a state from keeping accurate, true, and faithful records, the absence of which promotes fraud? Where are the results of investigations into suspected problems and criminal referrals when necessary?]

“Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, a Republican, said in a statement released by True the Vote: ‘I’ve said since Election Day that I must follow the law in the execution of our elections, and I’ve also encouraged Georgians to report any suspected problems for my office to investigate. Though federal law restricts our ability to update our voter registration lists, the Elector Challenge is a vehicle under our law to ensure voter integrity. I support any effort that builds faith in our election system that follows the proper legal procedure.’”

[OCS: This is prima facie probable cause that should have ended in an investigation, not a summary dismissal. Who cares what one of the county’s attorneys may think, this is clearly a matter for investigation and  the Court;s determination.]

“After meeting to determine if probable cause existed for the three challenges, the Cobb Board of Elections and Registration said it denied all three. According to reports on the virtual meeting, the vote was unanimous.”

“‘I don’t believe this is probable cause to challenge these voters,’ Gregg Litchfield, one of the county’s attorneys, said during the meeting, Patch reported. ‘The mere production of a voter registration database compared with a national change-of-address registry is not sufficient.’ He said the list of voters didn’t distinguish between permanent and temporary change of address, which is a division that can be found from the National Change of Law Address Registry.”

[OCS: What is the probative value of proposed evidence that serious flaws exist in the electoral process before an election? Is this another case ignored – like the one ignored by Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts that request a reminder for  a state to follow federal and state constitutional law. By not ruling, the Supreme Court let unconstitutional behavior stand and set the conditions for a fraudulent election. Show me where conditions in the National Voter Registration Act knowingly encourage fraudulent elections.]

“Additionally, tinkering with the list cannot be done this soon before the Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff elections, he said, referring to conditions in the National Voter Registration Act.”

[OCS: How can some County Commissioners come to a determination without allowing a complainant to speak? And, we must point out that the County attorneys at the proceedings are advocates– not for justice, the rule of law, or “We the People,” but for the potentially corrupt county officials, acting in their official capacity.]

In an emailed statement, Shepherd told The Epoch Times that the county board “utterly failed in its duty to keep elections in Cobb secure by refusing to investigate whether any of the over 16,000 voters who have filled out and submitted a change of address form with the US Postal Service showing they have changed their residence to a new one outside the State of Georgia have, in fact, moved outside the state and are ineligible to vote in Georgia under Georgia law.”

The county attorney, Daniel White, made several assumptions about my ability to provide further proof, however, despite my attendance, I was not allowed to answer his challenges or otherwise speak in defense of my own petition,” he said. <Source>

Former Wisconsin Judge: ‘Our Court System Has Been Deeply Intimidated by the Left’

A former judge from Wisconsin, who is now representing the Trump campaign in the state, told lawmakers this week that he believes intimidation by the left has prevented lawyers and judges from accepting and hearing election fraud cases.

“We have to acknowledge that the court system has been deeply intimidated by the left, just as the lawyers have been intimidated,” James Troupis told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday. “And that’s a sad, sad state of affairs.”

During the Senate hearing, Troupis, one of the witnesses, explained why he decided to represent the campaign in their effort to challenge election results when many lawyers refused. He said that he believes many prominent law firms did not want to participate in the election lawsuits due to a fear of retaliation by the left.

One of the reasons I was called because virtually every major law firm in this country and in this city refused to represent the president. Not because of the lack of merit in his claims—we’ve certainly demonstrated that there’s merit—but because of the cancel culture,” Troupis said.

“Because of the environment that has been created by the left that has intimidated lawyers so that they can’t be here. They’re not here, from the giant law firms, precisely because they were ordered by their management committees and others that, ‘You cannot take those cases. The reasons you cannot take those cases is because our clients, or the Democrat party, or the incoming administration will remember that and they will hold it against you.'”

This comes as other lawyers representing the president and his campaign have revealed that they have been harassed or threatened following their decision to take up election cases. <Source>

Meanwhile, the national mainstream media ignores hundreds of years of investigative journalism and remains silent or provides false “context” to the news.

One need only look at the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop findings or their mischaracterization as potential Russian disinformation to see evidence of a corrupt media. Why is the mainstream media not investigating individual stories of election fraud? Why are they not all over attorney Lin Wood for suggesting that we need to find out if it was U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts who appears twice in the flight log of aircraft controlled by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein?  Will the media bear some of the responsibility if a corrupt, communist-compromised, mentally deficient President takes office due to their manipulation of legitimate stories and control over social platforms?

Then there is the case of the New York Times, America’s newspaper of record, or America’s Pravda if you believe what you read. How can they continue to cite anonymous sources with any degree of credibility after three-plus years of touting a factually false Trump-Russian hoax collusion without retraction or apology? How can they have any credibility when they claim “Mr. Trump asked about invoking martial law and deploying the military to “rerun” the election in a meeting with top advisers -- with only second-hand sources.

Trump Weighed Naming Election Conspiracy Theorist as Special Counsel

In a meeting at the White House on Friday, President Trump weighed appointing Sidney Powell, who promoted conspiracy theories about rigged voting machines, to investigate voter fraud.

Ms. Powell’s client, retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser whom the president recently pardoned, was also there, two of the people briefed on the meeting said. Some senior administration officials drifted in and out of the meeting. During an appearance on the conservative Newsmax channel this week, Mr. Flynn pushed for Mr. Trump to impose martial law and deploy the military to “rerun” the election. At one point in the meeting on Friday, Mr. Trump asked about that idea. Mr. Trump also asked about Ms. Powell being given security clearances to pursue her work, two of the people briefed on the meeting said. <Source>

Again with the anonymous second and third-hand sources who were not participants and were only “briefed” on the matter. As we have seen before, a low-level functionary with no direct connection to the President was falsely characterized as a senior White House official. And let us not forget it was the New York Times that labeled serious Obama scandals as “conspiracy theories” until testimony and documentary proof emerged to show that the theories were, indeed, fact. And yet, President Trump is characterizing the idea of “martial law” as fake news.

Bottom line…

The more I see about the voting machines and the statistical analyses, the more I want to review and recount the actual ballots and tie them back to their original venues. This would prove or disprove counterfeit ballots as the real ones have hidden security codes and folds whereas the counterfeit ones may contain hidden codes that copiers place on documents and no folds or perfect fill-ins.

Your destiny and that of your children is a choice. Choose wisely what principles you are willing to fight for, who you will support, and who you will oppose.

-- 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


Welcome to Day + 47 and the battle continues…


A little lightness among dark times…


What they don’t want you to know…

What was so secret, embarrassing, proprietary, damaging, incriminating that it had to be redacted from the court-approved release of the Antrim County preliminary forensic audit report?

Redacted Information in Dominion Audit Report Shows Races Were Flipped: Analyst

The analyst who led the forensic audit of Dominion Voting Systems in Michigan said on Friday the information state officials pushed to redact shows that the outcomes of races were changed.

[OCS: Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t the officials admit to flipped votes and blamed human procedural error?]

The original report had log evidence that we published in the report to show exactly what we did and exactly the findings. Now, those did ultimately get redacted. And so now, the complaint is ‘well, but there’s no real proof and Dominion says ‘no, these things can’t be done,'” Russell Ramsland Jr. said during a virtual appearance on Newsmax’s “Greg Kelly Reports.”

“But at that point, Dominion’s argument is no longer with us. Dominion’s argument is with their own user’s manual and their own logs, because the logs—had they been able to be published—show very clearly that the RCV [ranked-choice voting] algorithm was enacted. It shows very clearly that the error messages were massive. It was very clearly [sic] that races were flipped,” he added.

[OCS: A user’s manual is evidence of a feature's existence and capability and possibly instructions for using a feature, it is not proof that the feature exists in a particular implementation or that it was used.

Didn’t Dominion testify under oath that they did not support Antrim County, did not have a copy of their database, did not have any logs or other Antrim materials?]

Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment.

[OCS: It appears that the Michigan officials are not open, transparent, and cooperative. If they were truly convinced there were few irregularities, one might think they would open their systems and procedures to demonstrate their system was safe, secure, and the votes recorded were legally cast, correctly tabulated, and reported. After all, they work for their public constituents.]

Ramsland and his team at Allied Security Operations Group earlier this month audited Dominion machines and software in Antrim County, where officials on election night reported a win for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The officials later said the results were skewed and that President Donald Trump actually received more votes in the county.

[Allied Security Operations Group is a relatively new company (2017) with no known or publicized election systems expertise, and co-owner Ramsland is a businessman with no recognized subject-matter expertise. There was no expert CVs included in the report, although they are a normal and customary part of anything submitted by third-parties acting as experts in court proceedings.

I am unaware of anything that indicates Ramsland had possession of any operational Dominion equipment to perform confirmatory systems and operational tests. ]


Confusion and conflation…

I can understand why partisans might want to link voting machines with a company that suffered a massive data breach, but one needs to be wary of the claim.


Valid conclusions are hard to make when you do not have full access to the systems and coding…

Dominion Voting Systems CEO Says Company Has Never Used SolarWinds Orion Platform

The CEO of Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday said the company has never used a platform that experts believe was breached by hackers as far back as last year.

“We don’t use the SolarWinds Orion package that was the subject of the DHS report from the 13th,” CEO John Poulos told legislators in Michigan via video link.

However, a screenshot of a Dominion webpage that The Epoch Times captured shows that Dominion does use SolarWinds technology. Dominion later altered the page to remove any reference to SolarWinds, but the SolarWinds website is still in the page’s source code.

SolarWinds’s technology was exploited by actors who inserted malicious software into updates for its Orion platform, according to officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and cybersecurity experts. <Source>

[The captured badging …


Note that while the login screen displays the SolarWinds logo, it refers to their Serv-U system, which is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) program to facilitate file transfers and is not the Orion system, which is a program for monitoring and management of IT systems and programs. A different functionality altogether. Unless SolarWinds uses Orion to manage their Serv-U product and exposes the Serv-U user’s passwords and encrypted file traffic, there is no there, there. More information is needed before drawing any conclusions.]

The big surprise…

Remember the long 2018 Trump Executive Order, Executive Order on Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Interference in a United States Election?

It specified that government agencies have 45-days after the end of the election to identify potential foreign interference with our elections, report to the President, and to impose sanctions…

Sec. 2. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any foreign person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and the Secretary of Homeland Security:

(i) to have directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign interference in a United States election;

(ii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any activity described in subsection (a)(i) of this section or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

(iii) to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property or interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

It also triggered a declaration of a national emergency, which provides the President with plenary powers -- to do what I am not sure.

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the ability of persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States to interfere in or undermine public confidence in United States elections, including through the unauthorized accessing of election and campaign infrastructure or the covert distribution of propaganda and disinformation, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States.

Although there has been no evidence of a foreign power altering the outcome or vote tabulation in any United States election, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit America’s free and open political system. In recent years, the proliferation of digital devices and internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and magnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference, as illustrated in the 2017 Intelligence Community Assessment. I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with this threat.

Bottom line…

We may be facing the last popular election as we begin to realize that the electoral process is a political one where any state can object to a slate of electors and reverse an election. Will this become the pattern and practice to disenfranchise the entire nation's popular vote?

Stand by for an exciting week or two.

-- 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


Welcome to Day + 46, and the battle continues…


Attorney Lin Wood has filed another personal lawsuit in Georgia [VERIFIED COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF] ...

Another lawsuit I am ignoring, primarily because Ramsland is not a court-acceptable expert with subject matter expertise and the forensic report was severely flawed. 

62. Another expert, Russell James Ramsland, Jr., has concluded that Dominion alone was responsible for the injection, or fabrication, of 289,866 illegal votes in Michigan.

63. Indeed, a forensic report dated December 13, 2020 by Allied Security Operations Group audited and tested the integrity of the Dominion Voting System performance in Antrim County, Michigan and concluded that: “the Dominion Voting System is intentionally and purposefully designed with inherent errors to created systemic fraud and influence election results. The system intentionally generates an enormously high number of ballot errors. The electronic ballots are then transferred for adjudication. The intentional errors lead to bulk adjudication of ballots with no oversight, no transparency, and no audit trial. This leads to voter or election fraud. Based on our study, we conclude that the Dominion Voting System
should not be used. <Source>

Constitutional Optimism...

There is a class of individuals who are predisposed to optimism. They ignore reality, have little or no feel for the odds or probabilities something can occur, and many of them may believe in conspiracy theories because they sound plausible, and have a grain of truth embedded in the narrative. Among this group of individuals are those who suffer from confirmation bias, the tendency and predisposition to see information and events as a confirmation of one's existing beliefs. In essence, they see what they wish to see.

There is another class of individuals who persist, fighting to bring about their reality, despite the odds or popular opinion, to the end. These individuals often bring about substantial societal change, even if they do not win a particular battle. Which poses an elemental and existential question: How hard are you willing to fight to preserve your country, its Constitution, and your freedoms? Enough to match the efforts of our soldiers, past, present, and future, who are willing to risk life and limb so some simpering liberal can wear a red Che Guevara revolution shirt and use their $1000 iPhone to complain about capitalism and promote the mythical equality of socialism or communism?

So what do we make of the naysayers?

Alternative Pro-Trump Slates of Electors Are a Dead End

Having exhausted all other options, Donald Trump and the die-hard supporters of “Stop the Steal” have settled on the notion of getting Congress to count alternative slates of electors from seven states — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — who cast their states’ votes for Trump despite certified popular vote totals showing Trump lost those states.

Senior White House adviser Stephen Miller is among those publicly advocating this strategy.

The “alternative electors” plot is less than meets the eye, as the alternative slates appear to be simply a contingency plan in case Trump is able to prevail in federal court cases between now and then, something he has thus far failed to do.

There are six legal and political reasons why this strategy should and will fail if it is attempted:

  1. Both the Constitution and federal law require electors to be chosen on a date set by Congress for their election. Every state chose to hold a popular vote to choose electors. Electors chosen six weeks later by ad hoc groups of Republican politicians are constitutionally illegitimate if those electors were in no way chosen by the people who voted on Election Day, or as part of an official post-election contest process sanctioned under preexisting state law.

    [OCS: Electors are chosen by the parties and certified by the legislators – electors are not chosen by the voters, although the popular vote may be used to select which slate of legislators will be chosen. And, given that there may be “faithless electors,” who do not follow instructions, one wonders how the popular vote or allegations of fraud will impact their actions?]

  2. None of the “alternative” electors has been appointed by any legitimate organ of state government, while all of the slates of popularly chosen electors have been certified by their respective state governors (or, in the case of D.C., the mayor). Most of the slates openly acknowledge that they will have no legitimacy unless a court rules in their favor.

    [OCS: How “legitimate” is the state government if they acted under unconstitutional modifications to their electoral system, refused to safeguard an election, ignored credible proffered evidence of election irregularities, and refused to investigate and/or remedy errors?]

  3. Every state but Wisconsin settled on electors within the statutory “safe harbor” deadline under the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which under the law is conclusive if there is no other competing state-certified slate.

    [OCS: As we have seen, the law can be anything you want it to be, and the Robert’s Supreme Court has lost all credibility when it comes to dealing with electoral issues. In the final analysis, it is up to Congress, and they can do pretty much as they wish.]

  4. Even if Republicans were to force the issue to a vote and unanimously supported the president, the Democrats still control the House. Under the law, if the House and Senate disagree, the slates of electors certified by each state’s governor are counted.
  5. Even if the Electoral Count Act is, arguably, unconstitutional, it would be up to Congress, not the courts, to decide that — which brings us back to the Democrats controlling the House. We would have a truly major constitutional crisis if the House declared Joe Biden the winner under the law, the Senate rejected the process as unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court refused to decide the question. 

    [OCS Correct me if I am wrong, but the Democrats controlling the House overlooks a simple fact – the House does not vote as individual representatives in this electoral matter, but by delegations, the majority of which are Republican. All it takes to trigger the process is for a challenge to a particular slate of electors to be articulated, agreed to by one Representative and one Senator, followed by two hours of debate, and then a vote based on delegations.]

  6. All of the above assumes that congressional Republicans will be lining up to join this kamikaze attack on the 2020 election, when all indications are that most of them want nothing to do with it.

    [OCS: Many of the squishy Mitt Romney RINO types indeed run like little girls into the arms of the opposition – but others will stand their ground and fight like patriots. This is a defining moment in history, and a major segment of the population may be unforgiving of those crybabies' looking for their Mommies.]

<Source – and to read more>

Discouraging, to say the least! But, consider for a moment the plenary powers of the state legislatures and the Congress. And, considered the lengths to which politicians, their media mouthpieces, and the “suppression” pollsters have beclowned themselves spreading lies and disinformation or withholding legitimate, but negative, information like the verifiable Hunter Biden scandal from the voters. You can no longer trust the government, the politicians. and the media to tell you the truth. They speak in narratives – which can be far different from the truth.

And then there are celebrities and sports figures…

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Hubris of Self-Destructing Stars

No matter their previous achievements, celebrities deserve legacy-killing backlash when they spread ignorance: "Great success in one field can lead to the delusion that all your thoughts are great."

[OCS: Kareem needs a lesson on constitutional freedoms. Individuals should be allowed to say anything they want without the repressive censorship and career-killing nonsense that the progressive socialist democrats spew forth. However, he is correct about the self-delusion that comes from great success, being surrounded by toadies and leg-humpers, and having your thoughts crafted by image-makers. Living in a bubble and isolated from the consequences of your pronouncements produces an odd viewpoint that may not comport with everyday American values or even reality.]

The only thing people enjoy more than watching a celebrity's rocketing ascent to international fame is watching an aging celebrity's flaming plummet to the hard, cold ground of disgrace and obscurity. It is both a warning against hubris — believing you're too famous to fall — and a reminder that the same people who made you popular can turn on you.

[OCS: Yes, the trolls can use social media to apply pressure to those who control the media or career opportunities.]

Social media companies have begun slapping warnings on some messages that are false, incite violence or cause harm to society. But this needs to be done with more consistency and vigilance. Studies indicate that when readers see these warnings, they are less likely to read or believe things. However, as another study showed, there can be a backfire effect in which content that isn't flagged, even when inaccurate, is perceived as true.

[OCS: This is where Kareem goes off the deep end. He advocates interventional censorship without explaining how those who censor or comment actually are qualified to make such determinations and pronouncements or take such actions.

Consider science. Science, itself is a controlled, skeptical view of phenomena occurring within our universe. It is a scientific fact that, depending on your frame of reference, the observation of the exact same event can produce different manifestations that allow sincere people to have differing conclusions and viewpoints. But what social media monitor is even qualified to state which viewpoint may be correct? Ask Galileo about fighting against those who consider the consensus view of the fashionable science of the day to be unassailable, incontrovertible, and any other viewpoint should be treated as a heresy that necessitates the punishment of the individual with a different viewpoint.

Only by allowing differing opinions to be expressed do we weigh alternatives, make risk judgments, and come to conclusions which we can successfully apply to our own lives. You are the only one that can provide an acceptable context to what you are consuming.

Hollywood lives in a world of perceptions, most manufactured by spinmeisters – to allow their carefully crafted narratives to be promoted as the true and correct reality is basically unconstitutional.]

Many Americans imbue stars with political and social intelligence they just don't have. Great success in one field can lead to the delusion that all your thoughts are great. It doesn't help to be surrounded by fawning people whose job it is to agree with everything you say. The irresponsibility of tweeting irrational and harmful opinions to millions, regardless of the damaging consequences to their country or people's lives, proves that those stars deserve the harsh backlash. Unfortunately, the long-term result may be that their professional legacies could become brief footnotes to the memory of their collection of mason jars filled with their excreted opinions.


Most of what Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says about celebrities and others is absolutely correct – even if they truly believe their own bullshit. But to suppress the non-fashionable opinions of others is both morally reprehensible and indefensible. By looking and listening to fools, you can form your own opinion. To the extent, you risk your own credibility, reputation, and legacy on what you are promoting is your own business.

Genetics gave Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 80% of his physical prowess, 20% was motivation, training, and hard work -- but nobody granted him the wisdom or moral authority to impose his viewpoint on others. Perhaps if he understood that freedom means doing your own thing unmolested by government, do-gooders, those that would censor you, and multi-millionaire star athletes who are surrounded by fawning sycophants, the world would be a better place.

Just asking: another Democrat misdirection away from election irregularities?

I see these Drudge Report headlines and wonder if this is a misdirection ploy to divert attention away from the election scandal? And, since the Trump/Russia collusion hoax was a misdirection ploy away from the Hillary Clinton-Barack Obama email scandal, why not do it again? Like the alleged DNC hack, was this even a hack, or was it a system compromise by some embedded  insider with the "keys to the kingdom?" 

HackBottom line…

By the way, all of those statistical analysis efforts based on the assumption that Biden couldn't possibly get more votes than Hillary or Barack Obama are flawed. The assumption is flawed because it could be massive fraud or it could be that the media drove hatred of Trump to a record high during the previous three years or the Democrats worked harder in specific areas. I personally like Dilbert creator Scott Adams' take --" the election system is designed in such a way that guarantees massive fraud, so much so, that you do not need to observe it to know it is there." And, if you do not believe that the election software couldn't be hacked -- check the above headlines.

We are screwed, but the fight goes on.

-- 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


Welcome to Day + 45…


Dominion Voting Systems, through its attorneys at Clare Lock, has sent a “demand letter” to Sidney Powell that is headed “Defamatory Falsehoods About Dominion.”

“We represent US Dominion Inc . and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. and Dominion Voting Systems Corporation (collectively, "Dominion"). We write regarding your wild, knowingly baseless, and false accusations about Dominion, which you made on behalf of the Trump Campaign as part of a coordinated media circus and fundraising scheme featuring your November 19 press conference in Washington, D.C. and including your "Stop the Steal" rally and numerous television and radio appearances on-and statements to-Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax, and the Rush Limbaugh Radio Show, among others.”

“Given the sheer volume and ever-expanding set of lies that you have told and are continuing to tell about Dominion as part of your multi-media disinformation "Kraken" fundraising campaign, it would be impractical to address every one of your falsehoods in this letter. Without conceding the truth of any of your claims about Dominion, we write to demand that you retract your most serious false accusations, which have put Dominion's employees' lives at risk and caused enormous harm to the company.”

What follows is a number of specific allegations that Dominion believes are false and may be defamatory, along with a request to preserve documents for any future legal action. Noting that Dominion is not named in any legal action brought by Powell or her associates, and the nature of the claims of foreign interference and what appears to be a deficient and redacted forensic audit lacking personnel qualifications and methodological specificity, perhaps it would be best if the case for congressional action is made by more credible, professional, and polished advocates.

There is but one chance to convince Members of Congress to dispute the electoral results, and presenting half-baked theories, supposition, and speculation that can be easily debunked could destroy any chance of a Trump victory. With nineteen days between now and the January 6th meeting of Congress, only solid, verifiable information should be presented. Leaving the rest for the inevitable after-inauguration lawsuits.

Maximum attention needs to be given to the two Senate run-off seats in Georgia, including preventing the craziness that occurred in the General election. While I know that many professionals are reluctant to work for President Trump under the present circumstances, there is still work to be done at the polls and tabulation centers. Volunteer if you are in Georgia.

A more balanced report…

A December report titled “The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities” produced by Peter Navarro, acting as a private citizen and not the director of the White House Office for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, concludes that the integrity of the 2020 election and that the allegations of irregularities are serious enough to warrant an urgent probe and substantial enough to overturn the results. Navarro asserts, “If these election irregularities are not fully investigated before Inauguration Day and thereby effectively allowed to stand, this nation runs the genuine risk of never being able to have a fair presidential election again.

“This report assesses the fairness and integrity of the 2020 Presidential Election by examining six dimensions of alleged election irregularities across six key battleground states. Evidence used to conduct this assessment includes more than 50 lawsuits and judicial rulings, thousands of affidavits and declarations, testimony in a variety of state venues, published analyses by think tanks and legal centers, videos and photos, public comments, and extensive press coverage.”

“From the findings of this report, it is possible to infer what may well have been a coordinated strategy to effectively stack the election deck against the Trump-Pence ticket. Indeed, the observed patterns of election irregularities are so consistent across the six battleground states that they suggest a coordinated strategy to, if not steal the election outright, strategically game the election process in such a way as to ‘stuff the ballot box’ and unfairly tilt the playing field in favor of the Biden-Harris ticket.”

“The matrix below indicates that significant irregularities occurred across all six battleground states and across all six dimensions of election irregularities. This finding lends credence to the claim that the election may well have been stolen from President Donald J. Trump.”


The Immaculate Deception: Six Key Dimensions of Election Irregularities report.

The Immaculate Deception video presentation.

For those wishing to track the official 2020 Electoral College Results and filings, they can be found on the National Archives’ web-page.

Bottom line…

Amazingly, the same media moguls and tech tyrants that couldn’t find any evidence about the existence of the Hunter Biden laptop that was worthy of reporting prior to the election are the very same people claiming to see no evidence of election irregularities. First, claiming there was no fraud. Then, there was no widespread fraud. And now, the mantra is that while there may have been “some” fraud in “some” of the states, it wasn’t enough to justify overturning an election.

Not so coincidently, the same people who, for almost four years, were positive that candidate Trump, and then President Trump, colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. And now, no headlines on the Chinese Spy that compromised House Intelligence member Eric Swalwell or the influence of Chinese money on the elections – or the deep connections between the media moguls who are selling entertainment in the Chinese market or the tech tyrants using Chinese slave labor to build their products. Representative Swalwell pointed his finger at President Trump screaming "Russian Agent" for three-plus years while being compromised by a Chinese intelligence agent. 

It's no wonder that the American public has been conditioned to think “Russia” when the word “Communism” is used. However, China is a larger and more formidable threat to our nation and freedom. The idea that our representatives are about to place a Communist China-compromised Joe Biden into a position where he can’t remember to keep his mouth shut about secret information is an existential threat to our national security, as is the China-friendly radicals who openly embrace totalitarianism and will become members of his cabinet. Another reason we have to hold the Senate and guard the confirmation process.

It is up to us to call our representatives and remind them that they are likely to lose their jobs in 2022 and, even worse, be branded as a “cooperator” for the rest of their lives if they don't stand up for America and the Constitution. If we have learned anything in the past few years, it's that a relatively few vocal people have an outsized impact on the scared rabbits that govern us.

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


Welcome to Day +44…

Vote-day-after-44About that electoral challenge in Congress…

Pre-Selected Republican electors in seven states, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico, met and cast alternative slates of electors and voted for President Donald Trump on December 14th, as the certified Democrat electors in the respective states cast electoral votes for former Vice President Joe Biden. The Republican electors in Michigan were locked out of the capitol building on the orders of the Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Even though the mainstream media is characterizing this action as extreme and unprecedented, the same maneuver was deployed by the Democrats in Hawaii (1960) when they cast an alternative set of votes for John F. Kennedy after the state’s governor certified the electors for Richard Nixon. Of course, the tech tyrants maintain the blackout on election news, so the American public is being kept in the dark.

This is a last-ditch effort by the Republicans to save America and has an extremely low probability of succeeding. Especially when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has China connections of his own, urges fellow Senators to accept Joe Biden as the President-elect.

“Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, congratulated President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and pleaded with Republicans privately not to join an effort by House members to throw out the results.

“Many of us hoped that the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on Jan. 20,” Mr. McConnell said in a speech on the Senate floor. “The Electoral College has spoken. So today, I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden.”

A short time later, on a private call with Senate Republicans, Mr. McConnell and his top deputies pleaded with their colleagues not to join members of the House in objecting to the election results on Jan. 6, when Congress meets to ratify the Electoral College’s decision, according to three people familiar with the conversation, who described it on the condition of anonymity.” <Source>

Another example of the Republican’s pattern and practice of avoiding the fight to save America to save their own positions, prestige, power, perks, privileges, and profits.

Chinese corruption everywhere you look?

Let us not forget that the Senate Majority Leader's wife's family are making hundreds of millions in a shipping venture with the Chinese Communists. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband as well as Diane Feinstein's husband have significant investments in China. No wonder they support Joe Biden and give lip-service to Donald Trump who is challenging the Chinese on every front.

The Michigan election in Antrim County: someone is lying…

Testimony of the President of Dominion Voting Systems, John Poulos, testifying (under oath) before Michigan’s Senate Oversight Committee

(If the video is missing, it can be found here.)

Prepared Opening Statement

In response to a question from Senator Ed McBroom, "Is it correct to state that the error that occurred in the unofficial results didn't occur at the tabulators but occurred when the information was taken to the centralized location and uploaded off of the memory cards that were in the tabulators? Is that correct?"

Poulos replied, "Dominion did not support Antrim County. We did not program their election. We don't have a copy of their database. We don't have any copies of what happened there."

Some basic points responding to Allied Security Operations Group's "Antrim Michigan Forensics Report - REVISED PRELIMINARY SUMMARY, v2 - Report Date 12/13/2020."

Antrim County (and all of Michigan) has a paper ballot record for every vote cast on a Dominion machine.

Voters make, review, and cast their paper ballots. These paper ballots are in full custody of the election officials of each county. The proof of the accuracy of tabulation machines can be verified by hand counts and audits.

There was no digital adjudication of votes in Antrim County.

Antrim County does not license nor use digital adjudication. To the extent Antrim County needed to resolve any absentee ballots, it was done manually—by hand—outside the tabulation system.

Digital adjudication requires the use of ballot images. Antrim County does not record images.

Antrim County does not use modems.

While the State of Michigan requires all tabulation systems to be capable of transmitting election results from the precincts via modems, Antrim County does not use modems.

If modems are ever used, they are external on Dominion machines so that poll workers and poll watchers can easily identify when they are in use.

Dominion results servers are designed to not be connected to the internet.

Antrim County does not use Rank Choice Voting.

A simple review of the ballots easily confirms this, as there is only one marking area beside each candidate. Any EAC accredited VSTL could also verify this through source code and database review.

<Source: Dec 16, 2020 | Dominion Statement on Antrim County Report

After reviewing all documents, it appears that any fraud, if there was a fraud, most likely lies with election officials who control Michigan's electoral process and most likely would have been perpetrated by the use of counterfeit ballots, ballots recorded multiple times, or the manual manipulation of tally data after the fact outside of Dominion systems.

If there was any hanky-panky, it may have occurred at the centralized location or before the compact flash cards were entered (or, in some cases, not entered). The software at the central location was supplied by Dominion.

Poulos’ testimony directly contradicts information contained in the partisan-produced preliminary audit report. One wonders why the Secretary of State refuses to allow the original ballots -- now de-identified with the separation of the outer envelope containing the address and signature data -- to be examined by a neutral Special Master appointed by the Court or a bi-partisan committee or re-processed with witnesses present?

The most significant concerns are the high error rate seen in ballot processing, necessitating adjudication and requiring the ballot to be manually or digitally changed, corrected, replaced, or rejected before re-processing and tabulation, or the error process that allows a batch to be rejected and reprocessed; and the ability to delete or change information on the compact flash cards using any laptop without detection.  However, when processing ballots at the tabulator, if the previous batch is not deleted before re-entry, some votes may be double (or more) counted. 

Waiting for more definitive information.

Just asking… Who or what might be threatening the Supreme Court?

We have seen that premier U.S. intelligence, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies apparently have no problem coercing targets into taking actions against their self-interests and constitutional rights by threatening members of their family, gangster-style.

Could this same force be used by foreign bad actors or even our own political parties or government agencies against individual politicians, Members of Congress, and the Judiciary?

It is not a conspiracy theory, or beyond the realm of possibility, when you consider that members of the Obama Administration conspired (there is no other word for their actions) to destroy the personal life and professional reputation and career of a famous person with a record of distinguished service to the United States.

Yes, I am speaking about Lt. General Michael Flynn, a man with a high-profile distinguished reputation as a retired Army lieutenant general, 8th director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and served as the 25th United States National Security Advisor for the first 22 days of the Trump Administration.

As has been revealed by government documents reluctantly filed with the court, there was no good-faith basis or rationale for an investigation or prosecution of General Flynn. There was no discussion of the matter addressed in the charges, Flynn did not lie to FBI investigators who clearly set him up by deliberate trickery, and even the investigators did not believe he was lying.

The government did, with knowledge and intent, withheld exculpatory information that must be provided to a defendant to conceal their own criminal actions in spying on Americans and other illegal acts. We later found out that they coerced his confession to a crime that never happened by threatening to indict and prosecute his son, whose wife had just delivered a baby. Even worse were the "secret agreements" to keep the knowledge of this deal away from submission to the court.

And, someone should explain how a previously-respected  Judge, with a history of holding the government publicly accountable for their bad acts, prosecutorial misconduct, and misapplication of the law, suddenly went off the deep end and violated long-held legal procedures. Taking extra-judicial action to pursue General Flynn beyond the bounds of his judicial authority -- even after being rebuked by an Appellate Court.

Could this be another conspiracy theory – or will we find out years later, the conspiracy was not a theory but a fact?

Bottom line…

The simple fact is that Donald Trump would have been re-elected if key states did not unconstitutionally alter their election requirements and the United States Supreme Court upheld their sworn oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

There is so much wrong, so much chaos, and so many people profiting from the turmoil – that I must ask: Do they really want to fix a broken system that will affect their power and profits?

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


Welcome to Day + 43 and the last gasp of hope…


It appears that the chattering classes are faced with the improbability of a congressional challenge to electoral vote certifications and challenges to the seating of specific electors during the January 6th joint session of Congress.

The process is well-defined, but the outcome is uncertain even though some Republican “electors” who cast alternate votes were not authorized by any state official and do not have any legal status or standing. Vice President Pence, acting as the head of the Senate, does not have the authority to decide which electors are valid. It is also unknown what would happen if a Representative and a Senator from the State in question would rise to issue a challenge.  

Although Democrat electors in the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada are casting their votes for Joe Biden, slates of Republican electors in those states cast votes for President Trump just in case legal challenges succeed. The Governor of Georgia used State Police to lock GOP representatives out of the capitol.

Speculation and punditry continue.

Housekeeping: One reader asked why I appeared to be so dismissive of the Antrim County “Forensic Audit” …

“After reading the 23-pages of the so-called preliminary forensics audit report, with redactions of unknown material, and which contained extraneous information relating to the ownership of Dominion and its relation to foreign actors, I am not impressed. I was expecting the petitioner to use a well-known group of security experts with serious election system design and integrity issues.” <Source>

First, I can find no credible references for the auditing company in regards to previous cyber-security engagements. Second, the firm's major principals appear to be partisan businessmen without any credentials that would lend credibility to their ability to conduct a valid forensic audit of a voting system. Third, there are unexplained redactions in the report. And fourth and foremost, this document would probably not be allowed in court during a challenge related to third-party expert testimony.

In a motion to exclude the testimony of the firm’s co-owner and spokesperson, Russell James Ramsland, Jr. (Case 1:20-cv-04809-TCB Document 60 Filed 12/05/20), we can see others have come to the same conclusion. Especially the sufficiency, particularity, and specificity of the preliminary report; “Instead, Ramsland appears to be parroting analyses from other unidentified individuals who claim to possess expertise that he does not. This alone is more than sufficient to exclude his report.”


While I am skeptical of the potential for mass fraud in the “adjudication” process, I do not see where anyone examined original ballot images and reviewed them against the original documents or adjudication logs. I suggest you download the forensics audit report itself and the court filing using the above links and judge for yourself. While I would like to believe the findings, there is no way that this report should be publicized or accepted without scrutiny.


What we have learned in 2020…


Bottom line…

I cannot believe the Democrats continue to spew bald-faced lies, knowing that the media will cover their asses, just as I cannot believe that anyone would deliberately create a software system that was defective by design.

The battle goes on as the GOP capitulates on a number of fronts.

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