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THE LAST THING ANY POLITICIAN WANTS IS AN AUDIT THAT RESULTS IN ACCOUNTABILITY

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I have said it many times before; government accounting systems used to track the government’s expenditure of taxpayer funds are defective by design. And, the last thing any politician wants is an audit that results in accountability. So why am I not surprised that California Governor Newsolini has vetoed California Assembly Bill A.B. 2746…

AB-2746 Funding accountability: state funding for homelessness.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

Existing law provides for various public social services programs, including, among others, the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program, under which each county provides cash assistance and other benefits to qualified low-income families and individuals. Existing law also provides for various funding programs under which state agencies allocate or grant funding to specified entities for purposes of addressing various issues relating to homelessness.

This bill would require a recipient, as defined, that receives state funds for specified CalWORKs programs related to homeless assistance, the Housing and Disability Income Advocacy Program, or state funds appropriated in the Budget Act of 2019 for a Whole Person Care pilot program, to submit a report containing specified information regarding the use of state funds to the appropriate agency. The bill would require the recipient to submit that report on a form and method provided by the agency annually.

This bill would require every agency to post all reports received on its internet website within 30 days of receipt and provide notice of the posting to specified offices and committees of the Legislature. The bill would also require every agency to aggregate all reports received by October 1 of every year into one report and send the report to the Department of Finance by December 1 of every year, commencing with the year 2021. The bill would also require the Department of Finance to post the aggregated report on its internet website by December 31 of every year, commencing with the year 2021, in a manner that is easily accessible by the public and provide notice of the posting to the Legislature, as provided. <Source>

What was Governor Newsolini’s lame excuse for the veto?

To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 27 46 without my signature.

This bill would require recipients of state funding for the CalWORKs Homeless Assistance Program, the Housing and Disability Income Advocacy Program, and the Whole Person Care pilot programs to submit annual data reports regarding the use of program funds to the Department of Social Services and the Department of Health Care Services, respectively.

My Administration is exploring ways to increase transparency in our homeless assistance programs and improve the efficiency in the delivery of those services to those who most need the help. This is important work, and we are dedicated to this effort. Unfortunately, the requirements of this measure are duplicative of existing requirements and would create additional, unnecessary data collection costs.

For these reasons, I am unable to sign this bill.

   <Source>

The Bill’s sponsor, a Democrat, replies…

If the information was already being captured and made available in an open and transparent manner, this bill would have not been necessary. The bill’s sponsor, Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) noted, “You’re going to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on these programs, but object to spending a couple of hundred thousand to gather data to see if they’re working? A lot of people would agree that’s a prudent and wise investment. We didn’t want to do anything duplicative, and we actually said, ‘If you have existing reporting that gives the information we’re seeking, you can submit that.’ We’re trying to determine what are these costs, what are they accomplishing, how do these programs stack up to others? It’s this huge challenge. Once we have some uniform data, we can have a better sense of where to target our money.”

Bottom line…

It appears, at least to me, that the last thing the politicians want to do is identify the recipients of large sums of taxpayer funds, lest they be identified as having political connections to the current administration, return a portion of any funding indirectly as campaign contributions or other donations, or possibly operate “outreach” efforts among the poor to “get out the vote” or harvest ballots.

The fact that Governor Newsolini lives in the Alice-in-Wonderland topsy-turvy world of progressive socialist democrat politics makes a mockery out of the words “transparency” and “efficiency.” Neither of which is a standard practice in the one-party corruption of California politics.

Not surprising since the governing Democrat’s in the major cities have diverted or squandered billions of taxpayer dollars directed at their respective inner cities. Inner cities that remain cesspools of illiteracy, poverty, disease, and crime.

We are so screwed. And, California wants to be the progressive model for the entire United States.


“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


distraction? THE FBI'S FREE MOVIE ABOUT CHINESE SPYING

Now we know what FBI Director Christopher Wray has been doing at the FBI as they bob and weave while slow-walking crucial “silent coup” documents to various Congressional oversight committees…

The FBI was churning out propaganda in the form of a free mini-movie.

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If the movie is missing, it can be found here.

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The Nevernight Connection

This FBI and National Counterintelligence and Security Center film—inspired by the case of former CIA officer Kevin Mallory—details the fictional account of a former U.S. Intelligence Community official who was targeted by China via a fake profile on a professional networking site and recruited to turn over classified information before being arrested. The FBI and NCSC seek to raise awareness of this issue and help individuals in the private sector, academic and research communities, and other U.S. government agencies guard against this threat posed by foreign intelligence services.

The threat is real. Think before you link.

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Bottom line…

While the Chinese attack on our military, commercial, and research intellectual property is an ongoing threat to our nation, it pales when measured against the existential threat of the progressive socialist/communist democrats and their attempt to execute a silent coup d'état to gain the power necessary to fundamentally transform the United States we know and love into a democratic socialist republic ruled by an elite cadre of “elite” democrat progressives.

And, as interesting as this movie might be, it pales in comparison with the true-life progressive attempt to use the nation’s premier intelligence (CIA) and law enforcement agencies (FBI) to delegitimize the President of the United States and his administration.

While our government is seemingly giving a pass to the Chinese Communist government for nearly crippling our nation’s economy with what might turn out to be the world’s most bold biological attack, let us not lose sight of the fact that our nation is at risk and the barbarian progressive socialist democrats are at the gate.

Now we are finding out that it appears that the President of the United States and the First Lady have tested positive for COVID-19. We are definitely in a crisis that may be the equivalent of a World War to prevent domination by a foreign power attacking our nation from within, using a cadre of “useful idiots” to bring about our downfall. 

God Bless our President and our nation.

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VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

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


TRUMP -- BIDEN DEBATE: A VIEW FROM THE SOUNDBOARD

The morning after the debate…

Reading the usual plethora of pontificating partisan pundits, we see that their particular candidate dominated the debate and should be declared the winner. Other than the varying degrees of dissatisfaction with the opposition candidate, the only thing that was universally evident is that the moderator, Fox News host Mike Wallace, did a piss-poor job and appeared to favor the Democrat candidate—often appearing to directly engage with Trump and side with Biden.

But the most transparent view of the debate is probably that from the sound mixer’s console…

TRUMP-BIDEN-SOUNDMIX

No matter how you viewed the debate, it was mostly a cacophony of disrespectful and discordant noise as the three ranted, raved, and talked over each other. Nothing was said that you hadn’t heard before. The key takeaway was Joe Biden’s open and blatant disrespect for the President of the United States.

Even the Debate Commission was displeased with the results of the first debate…

“The Commission on Presidential Debates sponsors televised debates for the benefit of the American electorate. Last night’s debate made clear that additional structure should be added to the format of the remaining debates to ensure a more orderly discussion of the issues. The CPD will be carefully considering the changes that it will adopt and will announce those measures shortly. The Commission is grateful to Chris Wallace for the professionalism and skill he brought to last night’s debate and intends to ensure that additional tools to maintain order are in place for the remaining debates.”

One suggestion would be cutting off the microphones after the pre-determined time and allowing only one microphone to be live at a time, with the moderator’s microphone overriding those of the candidates. Of course, this would reduce the entertainment value of the debate and lower the ratings.

How crazy are the pundits?

Consider that George Will, characterized as an American libertarian-conservative political commentator, suggests that the remaining two presidential debates be canceled. Of course, this should come as no surprise since Will is employed by the uber-progressive Washington Post.

For the sake of the country, cancel the remaining debates

"The putrescence of America’s public life was pitilessly displayed Tuesday when, for 98 minutes, whatever remains of the nation’s domestic confidence and international stature shriveled like a brittle autumn leaf. The national interest — actually, national security — demands that the other two scheduled mortifications, fraudulently advertised as presidential debates, should be canceled..."

"Presidential debates test next to nothing that is germane to the performance of presidential duties. Biden’s ungraceful scrum with someone unhinged and uninformed was an event with no analogue in a well-managed presidency." <Source>

What an elitist schmuck -- a member of the media trying to censor the debate participants to deny the American people an opportunity to see an unfiltered view of the candidates.

Bottom line…

Unfortunately, there was no clear winner unless you give former Vice President Biden credit for remaining upright and mostly lucid during the 90-minute debate. However, there was a clear loser, the American voter.

I am looking forward to the single debate between mild-mannered Vice President and sharp-tongued  Kamala Harris, who is likely to finish out the Biden presidency as the President of the United States should Biden win the 2020 election.

On Wednesday, October 7th, the debate will be at 9:00 EDT and take place at Kingsbury Hall, a performing arts center located on the University of Utah campus in Salt Lake City, Utah. The moderator will be USA Today's Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.

Once again, you can plainly see that the debate deck is stacked against conservatives in favor of the progressives. For those of you pointing to Fox News’ Chris Wallace, he is among the most progressive members of the Fox Team – next to Juan Williams and Judge Andrew Napolitano.

We are so screwed.

-- steve

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA


“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


THE DURHAM REPORT, IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

Did Donald Trump forget to hold presidential candidate Joe Biden accountable for his role in perpetrating the most massive political fraud in the history of the United States?

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Perhaps in the next debate, President Trump will keep his cool and put Biden on the spot for his subversive activities.


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

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TRUMP -- BIDEN 1ST DEBATE WINNER IS JOE BIDEN

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Head fake?

The big question going into tonight’s debate was answered. A disrespectful Joe Biden demonstrated high energy, physical stamina, and an adequate level of mental acuity as both parties ranted and raved. Based on this single criterion, I judge Vice President Joe Biden to be the presumptive winner. If Biden retreats into his past behavior and fails to leave his basement to campaign, I will question whether there is the possibility of performance-enhancing drugs. At least, Biden overcame the low expectations of the GOP with his forceful presentation. 

Did we learn anything new?

Not really. We have heard it all before. Nothing outstanding was revealed. Trump was Trump, loud, boisterous, repetitive, and Biden held his own even though he blatantly lied about his family and other matters.

Bottom line…

Political noise, moderated by Chris Wallace, who tried mightily to curtail the noise generated by both parties. The American public lost as there were no substantive answers.

We are so screwed.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve

By the way, the Presidential Debate Commission turned down the Trump set proposal.

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

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TRUMP -- BIDEN DEBATE: THE DEBATE IS ALMOST HERE!

I think that all we have to know is symbolized by tonight’s debate backdrop…

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Tonight is not so much a debate between two individuals, one a Republican and one a Democrat, it is between two competing ideologies: capitalism versus socialism. And the question can be clearly stated, do we want a system that provides an opportunity to succeed or a system that demands that everybody accept the lowest common denominator as the norm.

As you listen to tonight’s debate, consider that the Democrat Party has done nothing, proposed nothing, or assisted in any way in helping our nation to achieve our national goals. They have concentrated on four things: one, maintaining Barack Obama’s specious legacy built on corruption and falsehoods; two, covering-up their interference in a presidential election, including spying on American citizens; three, relentlessly attacking the President of the United States while projecting the Democrat’s criminal actions onto the Republicans; and four, trying to subvert the coming election by sowing discord, violence, and dissention to challenge the credibility of the election.

I cannot remember a time when any party put forth such a damaged candidate, with a record of little achievement, demonstrable evidence of corruption and criminality, and an individual that does not have the physical and mental abilities to render them fit to assume the office of the Presidency.

Folks, we are in deep trouble, and as the backdrop suggests, we are fighting to preserve our union and our constitution.

This is no joke and no laughing matter. This debate is not entertainment, but a glimpse into the future of a dystopian nation. We cannot defeat evil in the next four years, only retard its growth as we prepare for another significant fight in 2024. It is time to take action – to preserve our nation, our way of life, our standard of living, and to secure the future of the next generations.

We are screwed but have this chance to fight back.

-- steve

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA


Date and Time for First Debate: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 9:00 p.m. (EDT) ; 6:00 P.M. (PDT)

Venue: The campus of the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

Moderator: Fox News host Chris Wallace. (72, Registered Democrat. Establishment values. Known anti-Trump journalist/commentator. 16+ years at Fox. )

Audience: Limited to 75 to 80 people, all of whom will be tested for Covid-19.

Details: Social distancing, no masks, no pre-debate handshake, no post-spin room, all media interviews will be with surrogates by appointment.

Appearance: Coin-flip – Trump gets the first question. Trump will be on the right, Biden on the left.

Debate Topics: Six 15-minute discussions broadly on the candidate’s record; the Supreme Court nomination; the coronavirus pandemic; race and violence in cities, election integrity, and the general economy. No immigration or foreign affairs topics. Trade policy may be discussed under the broader economy slot.


“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


MAINSTREAM MEDA: FULL ATTACK BEFORE TRUMP -- BIDEN DEBATE

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In an effort to distract people’s attention from tomorrow’s Trump-Biden debate, the mainstream media, led by the anti-Trump Drudge Report, throws mud against the wall, starting with the release of allegedly confidential tax returns leaked by anonymous sources to the New York Times.

One, it seems curious to me that the New York Times, the mainstream paper of record that published anonymously-sourced lies, without retraction after exposure, is taken to be a credible source. When the paper refuses to show the Trump Organization the tax returns in question, can the New York Times be trusted? Apparently not -- given their reporting on the Nazi Holocaust, Stalin’s massacre of Ukrainians, and the massive falsehoods released during the Obama Administration’s SPYGATE affair.

Two, it should surprise nobody that the opening salvo fired by the New York Times was picked up by the Drudge Report, which serves as the lazy reporter’s idea source for news and feature stories.

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Three, it all looks so credible, “WATCHDOG CLAIMS CAMPAIGN ‘LAUNDERING’ MONEY” and linking to a seemingly credible establishment financial news source like Forbes.

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Nonpartisan Watchdog Accuses Trump Campaign Of ‘Laundering’ $170 Million

TOPLINE

The Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission Tuesday accusing the Trump campaign of “laundering” $170 million through numerous companies, some with connections to former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale.

But it all falls apart when you find that the Campaign Legal Center, billed as a nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group,  is one of those progressive socialist democrat hit sites…

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Litigation and Advocacy Organization

The Campaign Legal Center is an advocacy group aligned with left-of-center interests that supports strict enforcement of campaign finance laws. Legal Center attorneys track and participate in a variety of cases around the country involving campaign finance law at the federal, state, and local levels.

Leadership

TREVOR POTTER

Trevor Potter serves as president of CLC. Potter previously served as general counsel for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in his 2000 and 2008 presidential campaigns. Prior to his work for the McCain campaign, Potter was a partner at Wiley Rein & Fielding and later served as a commissioner on the FEC from 1991-1996.

JASON JAFFERY

Jason Jaffery serves as the chief development officer of the CLC. Jaffery previously worked as the director of development at the left-of-center Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). For seven years, Jaffery was the development director for another left-wing organization, the ACLU of Ohio Foundation, but later moved to the Aspen Institute and then the Democracy Collaborative.

Funding

The CLC website includes a list of institutional donors.

  • Actblue
  • Brach Family Fund of the Tides Foundation
  • California Forward
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Ford Foundation
  • The Green Street Foundation of San Francisco
  • Joyce Foundation
  • Leaves of Grass Fund
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Open Society Foundations
  • Present Progressive Fund
  • Red House Fund
  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Rockefeller Family Fund 
  • Sandler Foundation
  • Southern Poverty Law Center

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Bottom line…

Not exactly the fair and impartial source you might expect.

But, look at the facts:

(1) A debt load of $421 million in a billion-dollar real-estate empire is a pittance, even if this was the correct amount he may be obligated to pay. Most real estate operations are highly-leveraged using debt as the lever. Tax "avoidance" is smart, whereas tax evasion is criminal. Trump does not do his own taxes and employs professional tax attorneys and accountants. Trump donates his salary to charity and most of the deductions were created by Obama's rules and regulations. 

(2) The timing is suspect since the Internal Revenue Service and various state taxing authorities have had the real documents for years and have mounted formidable audit efforts.

(3) A look at the Soros and progressive funding sources behind this so-called nonpartisan watchdog tell a far different story.

(4) But the real kicker is – considering what President Trump has done for America and ALL Americans, his crimes, if any, will never match the crimes of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, who sold-out America to IRAN and the RUSSIANS while mounting the most massive, most extensive cover-up in the history of the United States.

I call bullshit.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve


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

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TRUMP -- BIDEN DEBATE PREP -- SEPTEMBER 29, 2020

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We pretty much have few expectations of Donald  Trump, who we expect to be loud, boisterous, hyperbolic, funny, provocative, and who might play fast and loose with some of the facts.under discussion. Will we see Trump the President, Trump the showman, or the six-faces of Trump?

But, we all are waiting with bated breath to see which Joe Biden shows up at the debate. Will it be the low-energy, gaffe-prone Joe Biden who is hiding in his basement rather than engaging with the American people? Will it be a candidate with a marked cognitive impairment? Or will it be a relatively normal candidate whose performance might be tuned with psychotropic drugs and energy boosters?

A close family member had dementia that erased much of their near-term memory but left the ability to recall things in the distant past. While undergoing an MRI, a drug was given to reduce anxiety and claustrophobia. Much to our amazement, short-term memory was restored and persisted for approximately ten hours. We engaged a pharmacological psychiatrist to explore options. Yes, the drug did react in some people, but it was of short-term benefit and highly addictive. So I wonder if Biden’s performance will be artificially enhanced?

The details…

Date and Time for First Debate: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – 9:00 p.m. (EDT) ; 6:00 P.M. (PDT)

Venue: The campus of the Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University.

Moderator: Fox News host Chris Wallace. (72, Registered Democrat. Establishment values. Known anti-Trump journalist/commentator. 16+ years at Fox. )

Audience: Limited to 75 to 80 people, all of whom will be tested for Covid-19.

Details: Social distancing, no masks, no pre-debate handshake, no post-spin room, all media interviews will be with surrogates by appointment.

Appearance: Coin-flip – Trump gets the first question. Trump will be on the right, Biden on the left.

Debate Topics: Six 15-minute discussions broadly on the candidate’s record; the Supreme Court nomination; the coronavirus pandemic; race and violence in cities, election integrity, and the general economy. No immigration or foreign affairs topics. Trade policy may be discussed under the broader economy slot.

Bottom line…

Grab the popcorn.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve


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

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TRUMP'S TAXES: I JUST DON'T EFFIN CARE!

Do you really care about what businessman/showman Trump did BEFORE he worked tirelessly to give us an excellent economy, tax cuts, fewer rules and regulations, smaller government, the beginnings of peace in the Middle East, and kept his campaign promises?

All while under 24/7 attack by the Obama Administration's intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the majority party in Congress, and the intense scrutiny of the mainstream media who refused to retract the outright lies they published daily? And, all while Democrat governors tried to kill the economy by putting politics above the people they governed and shut-down their states with no scientific rationale?

Name any other president in history that has put more hours in the Oval Office in service to “We the People.”

drudge-headlineOf course, there are the “anonymous sources” and disclaimers…

The New York Times has obtained tax-return data extending over more than two decades for Mr. Trump and the hundreds of companies that make up his business organization, including detailed information from his first two years in office. It does not include his personal returns for 2018 or 2019. This article offers an overview of The Times’s findings; additional articles will be published in the coming weeks.

The returns are some of the most sought-after, and speculated-about, records in recent memory. In Mr. Trump’s nearly four years in office — and across his endlessly hyped decades in the public eye — journalists, prosecutors, opposition politicians and conspiracists have, with limited success, sought to excavate the enigmas of his finances. By their very nature, the filings will leave many questions unanswered, many questioners unfulfilled. They comprise information that Mr. Trump has disclosed to the I.R.S., not the findings of an independent financial examination. They report that Mr. Trump owns hundreds of millions of dollars in valuable assets, but they do not reveal his true wealth. Nor do they reveal any previously unreported connections to Russia.

[OCS: The individual(s) that provided these returns to the New York Times or other entities is guilty of a felony.]

In response to a letter summarizing The Times’s findings, Alan Garten, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, said that “most, if not all, of the facts appear to be inaccurate” and requested the documents on which they were based. After The Times declined to provide the records, in order to protect its sources, Mr. Garten took direct issue only with the amount of taxes Mr. Trump had paid. <Source>

[OCS: Ask yourself how the tax returns themselves could reveal their source – unless they were photocopies of official government documents or electronic files with embedded GUIDs (Globally Unique IDentifiers)?]

Why now?

Since these tax returns have been in the hands of the Internal Revenue Service, New York State tax authorities, and other state entities for years, why are they being released now? Can it be that this is a necessary distraction from Joe Biden’s debate performance or an opportunity to introduce Trump’s personal finances into the debate?

Or is this a negotiated payoff whereby a government or Trump-insider turns over documents to escape the consequences of their own criminal activity. Much in the same manner the convicted liar Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, tried to cut a deal for his criminal activities that had nothing to do with Donald Trump.

Bottom line…

Trump has proven himself extremely capable of fighting his own battles against the government, corrupt news media, and officials in high places.

No matter what the outcome of this particular attack might be, I don’t give an effing damn when it is measured against what he has done for the citizens of the United States in the last four years – and especially as measured against the eight years of the Obama Administration and Joe Biden’s 47-years in government.

I just don’t effing care.

-- 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


SCHMUCK SCHUMER ATTACKS AMY CONEY BARRETT NOMINATION WITH LIES

Within minutes of President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Senator Chuck “the Schmuck: Schumer Tweeted an opening shot, issued a press release from the Senate Democrats, and sent fundraising emails to potential contributors…

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The full release in context…

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SCHUMER: A VOTE FOR JUDGE AMY CONEY BARRETT IS A VOTE TO ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE FOR MILLIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC

September 26, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y.Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:

The American people should make no mistake—a vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. By nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Trump has once again put Americans’ healthcare in the crosshairs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, unabated by this Administration, healthcare was already the number one issue on the ballot in November. President Trump has promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will “terminate” our health care law and decimate the health care system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. In Judge Barrett, President Trump has found the deciding vote.

[OCS: Let us remember that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which does not protect patients and is not affordable, was founded on a significant lie – “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, period! So lied former President Obama and echoed by Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the mainstream media. Not to mention is fundamentally unconstitutional and no legislation, in the history of the United States, commanded citizens to purchase a commercial product under the threat of penalties and fines. 

As we have seen, premium costs have skyrocketed, deductibles increased, services reduced, and the insurance companies kept their state mini-monopolies and massive profits.

As for the Supreme Court, the ACT was unconstitutional, and Obama's government lawyers told different stories to the American people and the Court. Another progressive socialist Democrat attempt to nationalize healthcare on the path to a government single-payer system that would affect the lives of every American. Disadvantaging senior citizens who are nearing the end of their lives and allowing live babies to be medically murdered.] 

Judge Barrett strongly criticized the ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act, claiming that if Justices read the law the way she does, they would “have had to invalidate” the entire health care law.

[OCS: Should an unconstitutional law come before the Supreme Court, one would assume that it would be invalidated regardless of its popularity with the Democrats– as that is the sworn duty of the Justices appointed to the Court. Of course, several unconstitutional measures previously upheld by the liberal Justices might be at risk if those issues came before the Court.]

Her record also makes clear that if she is confirmed, the reproductive freedoms that millions of women hold dear would be in grave danger.

[OCS: Reproductive rights is a code phrase for unrestricted government-funded abortion, including the medical murder of living children who survived an abortion procedure. By the way, in the unlikely event that Roe v. Wade is found to be unconstitutional, the matter would be returned to the individual states pending new congressional action.]

Should Judge Amy Coney Barrett be confirmed, a far-right majority on the Court could also turn back the clock on women’s rights and a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, voting rights, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental protections and more. The future for DACA recipients also hangs in the balance with this nominee.

[OCS: Workers’ rights is a code phrase for mandatory unionization of both the private and public sector, although workers now have specific rights under the law and can seek redress of individual grievances at any time.

Voting rights is a code phrase meaning fewer controls that impact the process and integrity of voting, such as demanding a photo-id or clean voter registration rolls. Somehow, the Democrats believe that the same identification needed for travel, financial transactions, and entry to federal buildings is impossible to obtain by voters – even though official identification cards are freely available.

Civil rights are all about pandering to the core constituency of the Democrat Party by offering class protections, unconstitutional affirmative action, and reparations to a segment of the population who use race as an excuse for not conforming to cultural norms, lack of personal responsibility, and underachievement.

LGBTQ rights are offering class protections and legally demanding you participate in another individual’s delusion that they are a man, woman, or something else depending on how they may feel that day. I think actor James Woods said it best, “While we are fighting overseas for our freedoms, the Democrats are fighting over which bathroom to use.”

Environmental protections – you mean the specious science that allows the government to control our economy, damage or destroy our capitalist system, and to plunder our national treasury at will.

DACA – even former President Barack Obama claimed he lacked the power to convert illegal aliens into citizens with a stroke of his pen. This is an unconstitutional rule that needs to be overturned.

The problem with the Democrats is that they view any decision they do not like as illegitimate and characterizing those on the Court who put forth such a majority decision as right-wingers.]

After holding a Supreme Court vacancy open for 8 months before a presidential election, and after failing for the last six months to address the tremendous pain the American people are feeling amidst this pandemic, President Trump and Leader McConnell are doing what no Senate has done before: shamelessly rushing to fill Justice Ginsburg’s seat less than 40 days before a presidential election. Justice Ginsburg’s dying wish was that she not be replaced until a new president is installed. Republicans are poised to not only ignore her wishes, but to replace her with someone who could tear down everything that she built. This reprehensible power grab is a cynical attack on the legitimacy of the Court.

[OCS: There are numerous historical precedents for the action President Trump is taking, and no constitutional provisions are attached to the fevered wishes of a dying Supreme Court Justice. Much of what Justice Ginsberg built was based on nonexistent or perverted interpretations of the Constitution. This action, characterized as a “reprehensible power grab, is a cynical attack on the legitimacy of the Court,” is precisely what the Democrats would do under similar circumstances.]

I will strongly oppose this nomination.

[OCS: Of course, the progressive socialist Democrats would oppose anything that curtails their power and protects the Constitution, America, and ALL Americans. The Courts are the only way the progressive socialist democrats can put reprehensible practices into law and avoid further scrutiny, a public referendum, and the requirement for cowardly members of Congress to go on the record with a recorded vote.]

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Bottom line…

In one press release, Senate Minority Leader Chuck “the Schmuck” Schumer illustrates all of the reasons why we need an original constitution textualist like Amy Coney Barrett on the Court. It is time to tell your Senator that the time for a partisan court is over.

Especially when the Democrats are trying to steal an election – falsely accusing the GOP of actions they are taking to subvert an election. Especialy when everyone saw what they did in the 2016 election and beyond with their subversion of government intelligence, law enforcement, state department, and taxation agencies, this needs to be redressed and prohibited in the future.

This is the ultimate test for cowardly and un-American Senators who would deny our Constitution to advance their toxic agenda.

If Democrats are elected to local, state, and federal offices, we are majorly screwed.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve


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