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President Donald J. Trump acted swiftly to implement a travel ban that is widely credited with preventing a much more massive outbreak and spread of the Chinese Wuhan Coronavirus in the United States. Previously, the President has acted to avoid individuals from hostile terrorist countries or those whose identity cannot be adequately be determined from entering the United States. In essence, doing his sworn constitutional duty and protecting the safety and security of the United States and its citizens.


A hyperbolic headline, I think not. It appears that the Democrats want to see you and your family suffer horribly with diseases such as the Wuhan Coronavirus or be attacked by terrorists, both foreign and domestic. How else can you explain H.R.2214, known as the “NO BAN Act” that has 219 co-sponsors, including some of the most radical and suspect foreign agent progressive socialist Democrats in the House of Representatives?

Summary: H.R.2214 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)

National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act

This bill imposes limitations on the President's authority to suspend or restrict aliens from entering the United States and terminates certain presidential actions implementing such restrictions.

[OCS: Once again, we find the radical progressive socialist democrats and their fellow travelers in the House of Representatives attempting to unconstitutionally limit the power of the presidency to the detriment of all citizens.]

It also prohibits religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions, such as whether to issue an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, unless there is a statutory basis for such discrimination.

[OCS: This provision appears to be targeted to give aid and comfort to Islamic terrorists and those who want to mass migrate into the United States with the goal of congregating in specific geographical areas and assuming political power over individuals in the district.

Islam is a toxic ideology, masquerading as a religion, and is hostile to a civil society as it is both intolerant and discriminates against unbelievers.]

The President may temporarily restrict the entry of any aliens or class of aliens after the Department of State determines that the restriction would address specific and credible facts that threaten U.S. interests such as security or public safety.

[OCS: Given the hyper-partisan nature of the Department of State, this is tantamount to allowing a veto on the President’s ability to conduct foreign affairs.

The Department of State is one of the most political and out-of-control agencies who believes that it knows best how to conduct foreign affairs and should inform and control all presidential activities. As we saw in the impeachment hearings, the major issue with the President of the United States was that he did not listen to the Department of State and other foreign service apparatchiks on the National Security Council.]

The bill also imposes limitations on such restrictions, such as requiring the President, State Department, and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to (1) only issue a restriction when required to address a compelling government interest, and (2) narrowly tailor the suspension to use the least restrictive means to achieve such an interest.

Before imposing a restriction, the State Department and DHS shall consult with Congress. The State Department and DHS shall report to Congress about the restriction within 48 hours of the restriction's imposition. If such a report is not made, the restriction shall immediately terminate.

[OCS: Congress, with all of its competing political interests, in incapable of acting with the diligence and speed necessary to protect the safety and security of the United States. And, it is grossly unconstitutional for Congress to interfere with the President’s sworn constitutional duties.]

Individuals or entities present in the United States and unlawfully harmed by such a restriction may sue in federal court.

[OCS: By all means, let the slip-and-fall immigration lawyers and their immigration-pimping organizations bollix up the courts and self-fund their own radical un-American activities. Let partisan activist judges run roughshod over the citizens of the United States.]

DHS may suspend the entry of aliens traveling to the United States on a commercial airline that failed to comply with regulations related to detecting fraudulent travel documents. <Source>

Who are the un-American traitors who want to see you dead? See any familiar names?

To transfer and limit Executive Branch authority to suspend or restrict the entry of a class of aliens.


April 10, 2019

Ms. Judy Chu of California (for herself, Mr. Pallone, Ms. Eshoo, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Blumenauer, Ms. Stevens, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mrs. Napolitano, Miss Rice of New York, Ms. Velázquez, Mr. Kildee, Mr. DeSaulnier, Ms. DelBene, Mr. Pocan, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Lawrence, Ms. Pressley, Mr. Levin of Michigan, Mr. David Scott of Georgia, Mr. Grijalva, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Nadler, Ms. Lofgren, Mr. Carson of Indiana, Mr. Beyer, Ms. Omar, Mr. Khanna, Ms. Jayapal, Ms. Tlaib, Ms. Norton, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Rose of New York, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Gomez, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Rush, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Cárdenas, Ms. Shalala, Mr. Correa, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, Ms. Lee of California, Mr. Malinowski, Ms. Spanberger, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Johnson of Georgia, Mr. Ruppersberger, Ms. Meng, Mr. Tonko, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Adams, Mr. Cummings, Mr. Connolly, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Sires, Ms. Slotkin, Mr. Green of Texas, Ms. McCollum, and Mr. Doggett) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Foreign Affairs, Homeland Security, and Intelligence (Permanent Select), for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

March 5, 2020

Additional sponsors: Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. García of Illinois, Mr. Luján, Ms. Moore, Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. Thompson of California, Mr. Peters, Mr. Foster, Mr. Gonzalez of Texas, Ms. Speier, Mr. Soto, Mr. Jeffries, Mr. Rouda, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mrs. Hayes, Mr. Larsen of Washington, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Haaland, Ms. Dean, Ms. Pingree, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Serrano, Ms. Castor of Florida, Mr. Gallego, Mr. Engel, Mr. Castro of Texas, Mr. Payne, Mr. Ted Lieu of California, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Ms. Hill of California, Ms. Scanlon, Mr. Garamendi, Mr. Harder of California, Mr. Courtney, Ms. Wexton, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, Mr. Yarmuth, Mrs. Lee of Nevada, Mr. Delgado, Mr. Takano, Mr. Kind, Mr. Lowenthal, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Morelle, Mr. Vargas, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, Ms. Blunt Rochester, Mr. Vela, Ms. Porter, Ms. Sánchez, Mr. Higgins of New York, Mr. Cartwright, Mr. Raskin, Mr. Sarbanes, Ms. Davids of Kansas, Ms. Wild, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Swalwell of California, Ms. Bonamici, Mr. Panetta, Ms. Mucarsel-Powell, Mr. Stanton, Mr. Bera, Ms. DeGette, Mr. Butterfield, Mr. Trone, Mr. Michael F. Doyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Neguse, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Sherman, Ms. Houlahan, Ms. Schrier, Mrs. Beatty, Mr. Welch, Mr. Crist, Mr. DeFazio, Ms. Jackson Lee, Mrs. McBath, Mr. Cisneros, Ms. Underwood, Ms. Escobar, Ms. Garcia of Texas, Mr. Meeks, Ms. Matsui, Mr. Ryan, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Deutch, Ms. Kelly of Illinois, Ms. Waters, Mr. Aguilar, Mr. Keating, Mr. Allred, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Horsford, Ms. Titus, Ms. Wilson of Florida, Ms. Frankel, Ms. Sherrill, Mr. Perlmutter, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. McNerney, Ms. Gabbard, Mrs. Demings, Mr. Suozzi, Mr. Crow, Mr. Kilmer, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Pappas, Mr. Levin of California, Mr. Richmond, Ms. Johnson of Texas, Mr. Cox of California, Ms. Bass, Mr. Himes, Mr. Casten of Illinois, Ms. Sewell of Alabama, Mr. Larson of Connecticut, Ms. Kuster of New Hampshire, Mr. Golden, Mrs. Lowey, Mrs. Luria, Ms. Barragán, Mr. Neal, Mr. Lawson of Florida, Mr. Ruiz, Mr. Kim, Mr. Gottheimer, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. McEachin, Mr. Clay, Mr. Brendan F. Boyle of Pennsylvania, Mr. Norcross, Mr. Cuellar, Mr. Scott of Virginia, Mr. Phillips, Ms. Craig, Mrs. Torres of California, Ms. Fudge, Ms. Kaptur, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mrs. Murphy of Florida, Mr. Heck, Mr. Langevin, Mr. Veasey, Ms. Plaskett, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Schrader, Mr. Costa, and Mr. Lipinski

Do you need another reason to ensure that the GOP takes back the House of Representatives with a significant majority? Are you willing to vote for those who would rather see open borders, disease, pain, suffering, and death?

Bottom line…

Have you ever considered that allowing a pandemic to kill senior citizens is in line with the progressive socialist agenda? One, removing older Americans who are grounded in history and do not look to progressive socialist democrats to define right or wrong, good or evil; two, removing those who negatively impact union pension funds and those who require higher levels of health care; three, those who can be taxed on their wealth when they die; and four, it is in line with population control and conserving resources for the next generation.

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


Jack Ma, one of the richest men in the world and a member of the Chinese Communist Party, has pledged to donate 500,000 coronavirus test kits, 1,000,000 surgical masks, and other medical supplies…

But before you applaud Ma’s donation, remember it was China that refused to report the virus to world authorities or enact critical travel screening and bans. I might consider Ma’s offer to be one of conscience and contrition, except for the fact that China is engaged in a state-sponsored propaganda campaign in the media that even questions if the U.S. military brought the virus to China. Demonizing those who call the coronavirus the Chinese Wuhan Flu as racists. And, pointing out that the United States can’t execute without China’s assistance.


Bottom line…

Behind the scenes, it appears the Chinese are threatening the United States by threatening to disrupt supply chains and pharmaceuticals unless we quit accusing them of starting the Wuhan virus outbreak. And possibly another negotiating tactic for trade negotiations and lifting the restrictions on Huawei’s telecommunications equipment.

A magnificent opportunity for President Trump to start rebuilding our domestic manufacturing capabilities.

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


It appears that the media is omitting or burying a single fact from their stories on the coronavirus epidemic now sweeping Italy. That is, the country operates under socialized medicine, not unlike that being proposed for the United States…

The Italian National Health Service (Servizio Sanitario Nazionale) was set up in 1978, with universal coverage, solidarity, human dignity, and health needs as its guiding principles. It is regionally based and organized at the national, regional, and local levels. Under the Italian constitution, the central government controls the distribution of tax revenue for publicly financed health care and defines a national statutory benefits package to be offered to all residents in every region—the “essential levels of care” (livelli essenziali di assistenza, or LEA). The 19 regions and two autonomous provinces have the responsibility to organize and deliver health services through local health units. Regions enjoy significant autonomy in determining the macro structure of their health systems. Local health units are managed by a general manager appointed by the governor of the region, and deliver primary care, hospital care, outpatient specialist care, public health care, and health care related to social care.

The National Health Service (NHS) covers all citizens and legal foreign residents. Coverage is automatic and universal. Since 1998, undocumented immigrants have access to urgent and essential services. Temporary visitors receive health services by paying for the costs of treatment.

Public financing accounted for 75.8 percent of total health spending in 2014, with total expenditure standing at 9.1 percent of GDP. The public system is financed primarily through a corporate tax (approximately 35.6% of the overall funding in 2012) pooled nationally and allocated back to regions, typically in proportion to their contributions (there are large interregional gaps in the corporate tax base, leading to financing inequalities), and a fixed proportion of national value-added tax revenue (approximately 47.3% of the total in 2012) collected by the central government and redistributed to regions whose resources are insufficient to provide essential levels of care. <Source>

Triaged to death: medical decisions by bureaucrats and formulas…

Two weeks ago, Italy had 322 confirmed cases of the coronavirus. At that point, doctors in the country’s hospitals could lavish significant attention on each stricken patient.

One week ago, Italy had 2,502 cases of the virus, which causes the disease known as COVID-19. At that point, doctors in the country’s hospitals could still perform the most lifesaving functions by artificially ventilating patients who experienced acute breathing difficulties.

Today, Italy has 10,149 cases of the coronavirus. There are now simply too many patients for each one of them to receive adequate care. Doctors and nurses are unable to tend to everybody. They lack machines to ventilate all those gasping for air.

Now the Italian College of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care (SIAARTI) has published guidelines for the criteria that doctors and nurses should follow in these extraordinary circumstances. The document begins by likening the moral choices facing Italian doctors to the forms of wartime triage that are required in the field of “catastrophe medicine.” Instead of providing intensive care to all patients who need it, its authors suggest, it may become necessary to follow “the most widely shared criteria regarding distributive justice and the appropriate allocation of limited health resources.”

The principle they settle upon is utilitarian. “Informed by the principle of maximizing benefits for the largest number,” they suggest that “the allocation criteria need to guarantee that those patients with the highest chance of therapeutic success will retain access to intensive care.”

The authors, who are medical doctors, then deduce a set of concrete recommendations for how to manage these impossible choices, including this: “It may become necessary to establish an age limit for access to intensive care.”

Those who are too old to have a high likelihood of recovery, or who have too low a number of “life-years” left even if they should survive, will be left to die. This sounds cruel, but the alternative, the document argues, is no better. “In case of a total saturation of resources, maintaining the criterion of ‘first come, first served’ would amount to a decision to exclude late-arriving patients from access to intensive care.”

In addition to age, doctors and nurses are also advised to take a patient’s overall state of health into account: “The presence of comorbidities needs to be carefully evaluated.” This is in part because early studies of the virus seem to suggest that patients with serious preexisting health conditions are significantly more likely to die. But it is also because patients in a worse state of overall health could require a greater share of scarce resources to survive: “What might be a relatively short treatment course in healthier people could be longer and more resource-consuming in the case of older or more fragile patients.”

These guidelines apply even to patients who require intensive care for reasons other than the coronavirus, because they too make demands on the same scarce medical resources. As the document clarifies, “These criteria apply to all patients in intensive care, not just those infected with CoVid-19.” <Source>

As with taxes and most bureaucratic rules and regulations, they tend to survive the emergency and become the operational rule for normal times. Thus we could see legislation requiring leaving senior citizens to die much as we have seen legislation to allow babies to die if they were born during an abortion.



And for those falling for the open borders nonsense – especially on our Southern Border shared with Mexico…

From the Virology Journal…

From where did the 2009 'swine-origin' influenza A virus (H1N1) emerge?

The swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus that appeared in 2009 and was first found in human beings in Mexico, is a reassortant with at least three parents. Six of the genes are closest in sequence to those of H1N2 'triple-reassortant' influenza viruses isolated from pigs in North America around 1999-2000. Its other two genes are from different Eurasian 'avian-like' viruses of pigs; the NA gene is closest to H1N1 viruses isolated in Europe in 1991-1993, and the MP gene is closest to H3N2 viruses isolated in Asia in 1999-2000. The sequences of these genes do not directly reveal the immediate source of the virus as the closest were from isolates collected more than a decade before the human pandemic started. The three parents of the virus may have been assembled in one place by natural means, such as by migrating birds, however the consistent link with pig viruses suggests that human activity was involved.

Finally there is the report that the first human S-OIV infections were in Perote, a small Mexican town with a very large number of large piggeries, although it was also reported that none of the pigs showed signs of influenza. Among the earliest cases were some in Oaxaca, 290 kms to the south. Perote is an unlikely place for an infected migratory pig to arrive from an intercontinental trip, as the town is in a remote high valley surrounded by mountains, 200 kms to the east of Mexico City where there is the nearest major airport, and 130 kms from the nearest port at Vera Cruz. <Source>

It is not that I am demonizing Mexico or Mexicans, but pointing out the necessity of controlling those who enter the United States where they can be adequately screened for infectious diseases – many of which originate in South and Central America and which were eradicated long ago from the continental United States.

Bottom line…

I find it morally repugnant that life-or-death decisions will not be made on a case-by-case basis, but by a formula which condemns senior citizens to death. How long will it be before someone gets a great idea to reduce pension and medical costs by simply delaying or denying healthcare to senior citizens or other critically-ill patients?

Instead of enlarging our healthcare systems, the progressive socialist democrats want to exert power by managing scarcity.

There is no doubt that America has the finest healthcare system in the world, especially given the numbers and diversity of the population. While I can appreciate the value of triage on the battlefield and mass casualty events, are we willing to sacrifice our lives or lives of family members on the alter of a progressive socialist democrat agenda?

I think not.

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


Once again, we find House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempting to push her radical progressive agenda by slipping funding for non-virus-related programs into the coronavirus legislative care package…


Prominent and influential Democrats appear to be cooperating in the Communist China propaganda and disinformation campaign by claiming that calling the coronavirus the Wuhan Virus is racist and discriminatory. Some in China are trying to deflect the responsibility for their incompetence by suggesting the virus originated elsewhere.

So why should we be surprised that Nancy Pelosi and her fellow travelers would attempt to advance their radical progressive agenda in this time of crisis?

EXCLUSIVE: White House Officials Allege Speaker Pelosi Pushed To Include Hyde Amendment Loophole Into Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to include a potential way to guarantee federal funding for abortion into the coronavirus economic stimulus plan, according to multiple senior White House officials.

Speaking to the Daily Caller, those officials alleged that while negotiating the stimulus with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Pelosi tried to lobby for “several” provisions that stalled bipartisan commitment to the effort. One was a mandate for up to $1 billion to reimburse laboratory claims, which White House officials say would set a precedent of health spending without protections outlined in the Hyde Amendment.

The Hyde Amendment blocks clinics that perform abortions from receiving federal funding, and Democrats have pushed the Trump administration to end it since he was elected in 2016.

“A new mandatory funding stream that does not have Hyde protections would be unprecedented,” one White House official explained. “Under the guise of protecting people, Speaker Pelosi is working to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent covering abortion — which is not only backwards, but goes against historical norms.”

A second White House official referred to the provision as a “slush fund” and yet another questioned “what the Hyde Amendment and abortion have to do with protecting Americans from coronavirus? <Source>

Bottom line…

It is unthinkable and unfortunate that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats in the majority would seek to exploit the very serious coronavirus crisis. The Chinese Communists are directly accountable for the spread of this disease and should be held accountable for their irresponsible behavior. The progressive socialist democrats should also be held accountable in the 2020 election.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

(RELATED: Here’s What The $8.3 Billion Bill For Coronavirus Actually Does)

“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


Our enemies are hard at work, aided and abetted by a dishonest biased mainstream media…


You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. ~ Rahm Emanuel

The Russians would like to see chaos, confusion, and an economic collapse, so they appear to be mounting a disinformation and agitprop campaign.

The Chinese are deeply embarrassed, concerned with “face,” and apparently trying to point the finger elsewhere by suggesting that the virus may have come from “somewhere else” and that calling it the Wuhan virus is racist and demonizes Chinese people.'

And even Iranian clerics seem to be spreading disinformation about the virus being created by the U.S.   <Source>

But the gravest threat is coming from the Democrat Party, the progressive socialist democrats who form a fifth column hell-bent on destroying America from within.

The Democrats and their complicit mainstream media propaganda machine have realized that they do not have a candidate for the 2020 election and the choice between a Marxist and a moron is unacceptable to most Americans, so they are doing everything in their power to demonize President Trump by suggesting that the coronavirus is somehow Trump’s fault, his Katrina, and now his Chernobyl. They are the ones who appear gleeful about the virus’ impact on our economy and suggest that Trump’s key accomplishment is being negated by his handling of the federal government’s response to this pandemic.

When President Trump shut the transportation corridors from locations of known infections outbreaks, it was the progressive socialist democrats who cried racism and overlooked that this single measure probably prevented hundreds of thousands from being infected. What they say about a broader European travel prohibition will be telling. 

When President Trump suggested we spend unspent “Ebola virus” funds and asked for an additional $2.5 billion, the progressive democrats claimed that this was inadequate and demanded at least $6.5 billion, with Congress ultimately authorizing $8.3 billion. Which technically is meaningless without specific funding resolutions. No matter what the President may have sought, in the eyes of the Democrats, it would have been late and inadequate. This is coming from the majority members of the House of Representatives who spent the last three years attempting to impeach and remove President Trump from office to distract from the corruption and criminal behavior of the Obama Administration.

Now appearing to be gleeful about our economic woes. Demanding that we should advance the radical progressive agenda by moving toward “Medicare for all,” which is, in reality, the nationalization of our healthcare industry, the destruction of the insurance industry, and the nationwide expansion of the welfare program known as Medicaid. And still demanding open borders --  as thousands of illegal Chinese immigrants enter the country.

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, herself a racist, anti-Semitic, un-American with significant legal issues, said it is “racist” to refer to COVID-19 as the “Chinese coronavirus” in response to the House GOP leader making such a distinction.

There has been a significant increase in apprehension of Chinese nationals trying to illegally cross the border in the Rio Grande Valley.

"As of late, Border Patrol agents are encountering Chinese nationals on a regular basis," said Agent Dustin Araujo, Special Operations Supervisor for U.S. Border Patrol.

The highest number of Chinese immigrants apprehended recorded for the Rio Grande Valley is in Fiscal Year 2019. 

"In Fiscal Year 2018, the Rio Grande Valley sector apprehended just over 700 Chinese nationals and in Fiscal Year 2019, that just ended in October, the RGV sector apprehended over 1,300 Chinese nationals," said Araujo.

That's more than an 85% increase in one year, of Chinese immigrants caught by Border Patrol for the RGV.

The biggest difference between Asian immigrants and Central and South immigrants, is their worth to the smugglers.

"The smugglers will profit more from smuggling Chinese nationals, compared to Mexican nationals or Central and South American migrants," said Araujo. <Source>

Bottom line…

It is not the so-called Wuhan Coronavirus that is stoking public panic, it is the progressive socialist democrats, and their message is being amplified and echoed by a corrupt mainstream media.

And the most disgusting thing I have heard is that the virus is a Democrat godsend… aiding in advancing their agenda, assisting in global population control, and killing the elderly who consume public medical resources and still earn pensions long after their contributions to society have ended.

We are so screwed. Another reason to re-elect President Donald Trump.

-- 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


Once again, it appears that the mainstream media is shielding Joe Biden as well as shilling for his nomination…


The acid test…

Can you imagine Joe Biden being physically and mentally capable of doing what President Donald Trump has done in handling the coronavirus?

Bottom line…

Again, the media does a grave disservice to America by not investigating the facts surrounding Joe Biden, his corruption, his health, his dependence on corrupt Obama-era individuals.

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


China versus the World – Clash of Civilizations?

An explainer video that provides a plausible explanation of why the majority of viruses appear to originate in China…

We also find similar conditions in many African countries. Those who have large populations of Chinese workers who travel back and forth to and from China only increases the risk.

But the question remains, what to do about it to protect the world from another pandemic? How do we, as a society, impose restrictions on airline travel, especially since some passengers surreptitiously travel to unrestricted areas to board international carriers. Some even attempting to enter the United States for the specific purpose of obtaining advanced healthcare knowing that individuals presenting at emergency rooms cannot, by law, be turned away – and can even be illegal aliens who know that they will not be reported to immigration authorities.

Priming your BS detector…

With all of the talking heads in the media, all purporting to be truth-seekers, be very, very careful of the experts from which you accept facts or actionable advice. An important consideration: receiving a Nobel Prize in one scientific discipline doesn’t make someone an authority on all scientific topics. Nor does having a PhD or teaching at a prestigious medical school mean they have expert knowledge, the facts, or are not shading the situation for political advantage to secure a spot in the biased media.

Attempt to distinguish what is known to be true from what is thought to be true — between facts and commentary including speculation and opinion.

Use caution when accepting research findings from newly published research papers known as “preprints,” or unpublished academic papers that have not been peer-reviewed and may contain errors in methodology or bogus statistical inferences. We are seeing numerous academics rush to publish papers, even if those papers are a review of the scientific literature – which may or may not apply to the current coronavirus – followed by a “consensus” finding. Remember consensus is a political concept, not a scientific one – and all it takes is one researcher to falsify the entirety of fashionable thought.

An example of this type of craziness can be found in reports that suggest men need to shave their beards to prevent infection or re-infection that cited the Centers for Disease Control as their authority. What the CDC suggested is that it may be necessary to trim facial hair to promote better mask sealing. Nothing was said about the virus living in facial hair and re-infecting individuals, especially since their body probably developed antibodies to fight the disease.

We still do not know what we do not know…

There is little or no doubt that initial mortality percentage rates are likely to be higher in the earlier stages of an outbreak because it is unknown how many individuals self-treated and failed to report or be tested for the specific virus. Considering the scarcity of test kits and certified lab facilities early on, it is most likely that the disease population will be understated, which produces a higher lethality rate. When you consider healthy people who simply self-treated the disease like the flu, the mortality rate may drop precipitously.

It should also be noted that age and underlying disease plays a significant role in who may become a fatality, with the elderly and those with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, COPD, kidney disease, diabetes, and compromised immune systems being more at risk than healthy children and people in their middle age. Considering the poor air quality in Chinese cities, the fact that the majority of Chinese men have been heavy smokers since an early age, the density of the population, the unsanitary wet markets that sell unprocessed meat from exotic animals, one wonders how much these underlying factors are responsible for a higher mortality rate in China?

Looking at the age range of those who have succumbed to virus-related conditions, one can eliminate a large number of people – who can rest easier knowing that their likelihood of becoming a fatality is lower than the rates being reported in the media. And, when the death rate from the virus is compared to the seasonal flu, one wonders if the disease is being over-hyped to produce media ratings and profits? 

The concept of interpersonal distance is bullpucky because, in reality, it is a gradient probability zone composed on multivariate factors such as the strength of a sneeze, air currents, droplet dispersion, life on a surface, and reinforcement reinfection. Because your eyes are susceptible, just wearing a surgical mask may not be enough in a hot zone. It is generalized advice, the same as avoiding people who appear to be sick, those who have returned from a foreign country, or those who have used closed-environment mass transit such as airplanes, ships, and railcars.

The closest thing we have to “real numbers” comes from the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship, which is effectively a closed and controllable environment. The numbers coming from this source look about the same as the seasonal flu, with all fatalities being senior citizens over the age of 60. As for contagion, only about 20% of the ship was stricken. (These numbers are susceptible to change over time.) One should also remember that older individuals are more likely to be cruise passengers.

Fun fact…

Virus: severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Disease: coronavirus disease  (COVID-19)

The name “coronavirus” is actually medical and media slang.

Why do the virus and the disease have different names? 

Viruses, and the diseases they cause, often have different names.  For example, HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  People often know the name of a disease, such as measles, but not the name of the virus that causes it (rubeola).

There are different processes, and purposes, for naming viruses and diseases.

Viruses are named based on their genetic structure to facilitate the development of diagnostic tests, vaccines, and medicines. Virologists and the wider scientific community do this work, so viruses are named by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses(ICTV).

Diseases are named to enable discussion on disease prevention, spread, transmissibility, severity, and treatment. Human disease preparedness and response is WHO’s role, so diseases are officially named by WHO in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

ICTV announced “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)” as the name of the new virus on 11 February 2020.  This name was chosen because the virus is genetically related to the coronavirus responsible for the SARS outbreak of 2003.  While related, the two viruses are different. 

WHO announced “COVID-19” as the name of this new disease on 11 February 2020, following guidelines previously developed with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Bottom line...

Prudence, not panic, should rule the day.

You are more susceptible to getting ill and upset from the virus of partisan politics than COVID-19. And I find it absolutely astounding that the same talking heads at MSNBC who were constitutional scholars last month have become expert virologists and epidemiologists in less than a week.

This, too, shall pass.

Be well.


“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


There is little doubt in my mind that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone beyond her shelf life. Whether speaking of global warming, climate change, or the coronavirus, Pelosi insists that the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, denies or does not respect science and represents an existential threat to civilization if he remains in office or is re-elected to office in 2020.


To put this in perspective, and narrow it down to a clear and present danger to the United States, I wonder how she feels about Islam or the Chinese Communists who pose a more immediate threat to civilization as we know it than one man – Donald J. Trump.

While many regard former FBI agent Cleon Skousen a Mormon fanatic and suspicious nutter, there is little or no doubt that he was a fervent anti-communist with a degree of perceptive foresight…

Looking down the list, how many progressive socialist democrat positions and policies align with the communist goals?

Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35, January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals


Mr. HERLONG: Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

Current Communist Goals

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

[OCS: During the Clinton Administration, Red China received missile guidance technology from a company (Loral) headed by a close Clinton friend and fundraiser.

During the Obama Administration, Russia gained access to 20% of the U.S. uranium reserves under the auspices of Hillary Clinton.

A number of Members of Congress have family ties or do business in China, including Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein (who had a Chinese spy on staff for 20 years and retired him on a government pension rather than sending him to jail), and Mitch McConnell. Not to mention various technology transfer programs that operate with government approval.]

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

[OCS: Black Liberation Theology is a communist creation.]

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

[OCS: No matter how discredited and demonized Senator Joseph McCarty might be by the progressives, history has proven him correct about communist infiltration in the government, Hollywood, and education.]

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

[OCS: could this be part of what we are seeing as part of the Russian disinformation campaign spearheaded by Hillary Clinton?]

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

[OCS: Especially the public employees unions.]

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

[OCS: One need only look as far as the various children’s agencies which have gained far reaching power with little or no judicial review.]

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

[OCS: All you need to see can be found in Black culture – no nuclear family, government dependence, Black Liberation Theology, etc.]

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.

[OCS: Black Lives Matter and Antifa come to mind.]

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

[OCS: President Jimmy Carter, the father of Islamo-fascism signed the essential enabling legislation in 1977.]

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.

While some of the goals have been eliminated by circumstance, some have been accomplished, and some continue to be in-progress.

Bottom line…

To put Pelosi’s words in perspective, one must remember that the greatest catastrophe to befall a politician is to not be elected to the office to which they aspire. Even worse, to be denied access to the public purse so they cannot continue to line their pockets, buy special interest support, and purchase votes with freebies.

With the Democrat Party, essentially the Communist Party in the United States, everything is a struggle that requires a revolution. A true fifth column seeking to destroy America from within on behalf of our enemies, both foreign and domestic.

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


Once again, I appear to be bombarded with bombastic talking heads spewing an apocalyptic vision …


It’s all about attracting an audience in a highly competitive media landscape, Ears, eyeballs, and clicks all translate to revenue and the media outlet that captures the most attention winds up with the most revenue. Not to mention that these talking-head programs are the cheapest to produce. Thus it behooves media outlets to be sensationalistic and warn everybody about the apocalyptic nature of the coronavirus disease and the possibility that the disruption to everyday life might be extremely severe.

A few thoughts…

Time and space compression... The coronavirus coverage in the media echo chamber is so omnipresent, that an individual's perception often compresses time and space to the point where every outbreak seems to be happening around the corner with ever-increasing frequency. Possibly leading to an unnecessary panic that sees store shelves needlessly emptied, creating supply chain disruptions. 

Preparing for the worst… “U.S. warned to prepare for worst on coronavirus.” This is one of those idiotic self-serving media statements designed to attract attention. Of course, it is common sense to prepare for the worst-case scenario. It is better to have resources in place or easily available than to have no resources at all.

Nobody at the helm… “Rear Admiral Timothy Ziemer, the head of global health security and Biodefense on the White House’s National Security Council, who nominally would have been in charge of leading the national security response to a pandemic left in 2018, and now no one is around to do the job.” Another ludicrous statement. The idea that there is nobody at the helm or that a national response to a pandemic is linked to a particular government official or agency is beyond the pale. The government is awash in leaders, medical experts, and others who can easily transition into any top-level role required and authorized by the President. As with everything political, your local and state authorities have more impact on your individual healthcare than any federal agency. The extent of federal impacts are mostly limited to logistics, moving critically-needed supplies where they are most needed and funding – and even this is conditioned on the political realities of the moment.

The World Health Organization is leading the global response… truth be told, the United Nations’ World Health Organization is little more than another political body that serves as a clearinghouse and reporting agency for global health information. They do not possess the authority to independently investigate serious health issues without an invitation from the appropriate government. Nor do they sanction or publicize outright falsehoods by reporting member nations such as China.

Progressive politicians are both irrational and clueless … “San Francisco Bans Non-Essential Public Gatherings at City Facilities for 2 Weeks” is symptomatic of progressive craziness. San Francisco has a large, mobile homeless population, drug-addicted, in poor health, in close quarters and squalid, unsanitary conditions. An ignored disease vector the city refuses to control under the best of times. From unrestricted travel to openly defecating and urinating on the streets, the homeless are not only among the most vulnerable, but they are the most likely to pass along infectious diseases.

Managing the message… While the media runs wild with its 24/7 echo chamber of sensational headlines and repetitive stories, governmental agencies ponder how much to tell the public. Ostensibly with the objective of preventing panic, government officials are debating the extent of appropriate lying. As if we are all infantile children who must be cared for and nurtured by a benevolent government led by enlightened elites who are capable of superior reasoning and decision-making. Again, truth-be-told, most of the infighting concerns which official will be the face of the crisis and capitalize on media face-time that can improve their name recognition and political futures. The surest way to prevent panic is, to tell the truth and to shun those who have a vested interest in spreading confusion, chaos, and false information.

Optics versus reality… Once again, we see government agencies like the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in the news. The idea that some TSA screeners can aim a hand-held remote-reading thermometer at your forehead to screen for sick passengers is almost as comical as some of those out-of-shape clueless TSA employees preventing a terrorist attack or stopping contraband from being boarded on an aircraft. What makes this funny is that many TSA agents do not have masks and are thus likely to become contaminated disease vectors – and that the disease is both infectious and asymptomatic during its incubation period. While going ugly early and shutting down travel from problematical origins is politically problematical – we are finding some progressive socialist democrats screaming discrimination and racism. Travel restrictions are still among the best methods for curtailing the spread of communicable diseases.

Buzzwords and acronyms… What would be the value of a widespread crisis if it did not spawn acronyms like COVID-19 and buzzwords like “social distancing.” For those unfamiliar with the term “social distancing” it is used in two contexts: one, the voluntary choice of avoiding interactions in places where people congregate; and two, actions taken by public health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease by restricting access to mass venues. Another buzzword you are likely to encounter is "infodemic," the flood of false and misleading statements about the coronavirus. 

Reality… As far as I can tell, most people who contract COVID-19 cannot distinguish it from a cold or ordinary flu. And, that the cohort most at risk is senior citizens, and especially people with underlying comorbidities (other diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and pulmonary problems like COPD, and compromised immune systems), and crappy medical care. Since we do not really know how many people actually contracted COVID-19 rather than the flu or a simple cold, it is hard to determine its lethality. However, we do know it is highly infectious and contagious. To be noted is the fact that most Chinese men are heavy smokers and start young – thus producing a susceptible population, especially in areas where open-air markets are disease vectors in and of themselves.

The one question I do not hear asked... Perhaps they do not want to upset their major advertisers, but the one question I do not see being asked by the media is about "biologics," drugs that suppress or activate components of the immune system. You know, all of those drugs advertised in the media with the warning about side effects -- "including an increased risk of infections -- including TB and various cancers."

China and global responsibility... one video of the open-air markets in many areas of China would be enough to make an ordinary person demand that the country take precautions to protect other global citizens or suffer the consequences of a global quarantine. It is true that most flu originates in the nation with the most population and primitive health practices.

Bottom line…

With no drug or vaccine available, it appears the only effective measures one can take against the coronavirus are hygiene and quarantine. And, with an inadequate number of test kits, it is difficult or impossible to develop reliable statistics on how many people have been infected, how lethal and widespread the virus may be. Not to mention the lack of self-reporting by otherwise healthy individuals who self-diagnose as having a cold or rather ordinary flu.

Whatever happened to the facilities and plans developed at great expense for Ebola, SARS, MERS, H1N1 Swine Flu, and others? And what happens if the virus mutates into a more virulent form?

Nothing like an excellent pandemic to create profitable market churn and place global climate change in the proper perspective.

Get your Flu shot (even though it appears relatively ineffective this season), more importantly, your pneumonia shots, keep hydrated, and get plenty of rest. And don't be complacent.

Be well.

-- steve

P.S. And, for you progressive socialist democrat whack-jobs, this is not a Trump conspiracy to keep Democrats from voting in November.

“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


With all of the news about the coronavirus, the political battle between communism and capitalism, and all of the other stuff in my life, the last damn thing I want to do is, have the government take one hour of my sleep and demand that I set my clock one hour ahead at 2:00 a.m. on a Sunday?


We know it doesn’t save time. We know it has adverse biological effects on the human body. We know it affects heart attacks and accident rates. It probably makes you more susceptible to COVID-19. And we know it just pisses most people off. So why do we do it? And why do some states such as Arizona and Hawaii get a pass on dealing with this nonsense?

"Under the Uniform Time Act, moving an area on or off DST is accomplished through legal action at the state level. Congress gives states two options: to either opt-out of DST entirely or to switch to DST the second Sunday in March. Some states require legislation while others require executive action such as a governor's executive order. Information on procedures required in a specific state may be obtained from that state's legislature or governor's office."

I wonder if the legislators see the irony of providing a procedure where states can do as they wish and call it the "Uniform Time Act?"

Another reason to re-elect President Donald Trump, take back the House of Representatives and increase the GOP majority in the Senate.

The "Sunshine Protection Act," Senate Bill S. 670, makes daylight savings time the new, permanent standard time and it currently sits in the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. President Trump has already tweeted that he will sign it when it reaches his desk.

Bottom line…

If I seem grumpy or snarky for the next few days, it’s because I am tired.

It just occurred to me … if the progressive socialist democrats who maintain the “doomsday clock” actually set it forward one hour -- 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