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2020: SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Another progressive journalist from a decidedly progressive media outlet prevails over the last presidential debate and debacle…

There is little or no doubt that The Commission on Presidential Debates is skewed left and has a propensity for progressive moderators, many of whom inject themselves into the debate, usually on the side of progressive candidates.

If the name Kristen Welker sounds familiar, it's because she was a co-anchor of the Democratic debate in November 2019, with uber-progressives Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, and Ashley Parker. Her father is Native American, and her mother is Black. Her husband is a “big pharma” marketing executive. She is a Harvard graduate with a degree in history.

Welker and her family have a rich history of supporting and contributing to Democrat causes. She is fond of asking "yes or no" questions that when asked imply wrongdoing -- no matter what the answer is given. Sort of like, have you stopped beating your wife, yes or no! If you answer no, you are a practicing wife-beater, if the answer is yes, you were a former wife-beater. No matter how much the media pretends it is fair or we wish for a neutral moderator, it remains it is what it is. 

What I am watching for…

You have probably heard it all before: President Trump’s endless repetition of the basic talking points with occasional humorous riffs or attacks along with the now-standardized lying of former Vice President Joe Biden. I want someone to press Biden on the recent revelations regarding Hunter Biden’s business activities in Russia, China, and Ukraine – and the extent to which he may have funneled funds to Joe Biden or enabled his lifestyle which cannot be supported by his government salary. Other important points: will he sign legislation to raise taxes, undo the Trump tax-cuts,  pack the Supreme Court, admit two additional states, and attempt to end the use of fossil fuels.

The details…

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You will notice that there will be no questions on foreign affairs which would open up those pesky questions involving Ukraine, China. Russia, Iraq, Libya, and other areas where Joe Biden either failed or was the center of corrupt activities.

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Bottom line...

No matter what is said, we are well and truly screwed if Joe Biden or Kamala Harris assume the Presidency or lose the Senate.

-- 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



IF YOU ARE STILL UNDECIDED

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If you are like most Republicans, your opinion about Donald Trump may be a confusing mass of good and bad impressions -- and everything in between.

You can be angry with Donald Trump about his brash braggadocious style and exaggerations and still respect his many accomplishments and feel sorry for what he has gone through from three years of constant media denigration and attack.

However, you’re not that child who had to stick up for their best friend one hundred percent of the time. You are a reasonably well-adjusted individual, just trying to live day-to-day and make it through difficult times. Someone who can like and loathe someone at various times.

So keep an open mind!

Ask yourself, to what degree can we disengage from China if the United States’ future President is either owned and operated by the Chinese Communist Party or susceptible to being blackmailed over his past relationships with China and other hostile nation-states?

Why are specific sectors of our federal government not proceeding against the anarchists and rioters, many of whom are trained, organized, violent agitators?

Why are the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation withholding critical documents, refusing to investigate criminal activities of the Obama/Biden Administration -- even with an explicit predicate and preliminary evidence? Are they hedging their bets in case of a Biden/Harris presidency? Are they also as corrupt as some of their predecessors?

One must wonder if any of the Democrats who perpetrated the most massive political scandal in American history will ever be held to account for the legal consequences of their actions, or are they above the law, and our Constitution is more of a symbol than a basis of our laws? A Biden presidency would certainly answer that question in a distressing manner.

How is it that our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies, headed by President Trump, refuse to release critical information to American citizens before an election? An election that appears to have been isolated and insulated from late-breaking news by a progressive mainstream media and the use of early voting in most states? How is it that the mainstream media and social media platforms refuse to post content that alleges Joe Biden is a major crook and a threat to our national security when they posted far more scurrilous allegations against President Trump without any reservation or corroboration?

How can you ignore the contents of Hunter Biden’s laptop?

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If this is literally true and applies to transactions in Ukraine, Russia, China, and elsewhere, Joe Biden is impeachable – welcome President Kamala Harris. To be noted, at this point, the Biden campaign has not denied the authenticity of the email or labeled the information as fake.

Bottom line… 

We are well and truly screwed -- and have a slim chance to halt the decline of our nation into a socialist authoritarian state.

Even if you have already voted, encourage, and help others to vote. It may be our last chance to prevent a one-party socialist takeover like what has occurred in the formerly golden state of California.

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



THE SCIENTIFIC WAZOO EFFECT

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Unfortunately, we are seeing politicians and the special interests using so-called science, data, and an appeal to authority to justify draconian public policies with no basis in fact, the law or the constitution. All the while, knowing that their only justification was pulled out of their wazoo.

Let us consider five basic assertions…

(1)  That the “data” speaks for itself is often a bald-faced lie. Data is not fact nor irrefutable evidence that yields valid conclusions; it is untested observations that are subject to unknown biases and other methodological faults.

(2)  The results of mathematical manipulation of the data is often an answer to an equation; it is not necessarily the solution to an underlying problem. Most models are inadequate because they do not encompass the entirety of the phenomenon, have invalid assumptions, or use dodgy data.

(3)  Science is little more than controlled skepticism that provides a framework for investigating phenomena and reporting the findings in an open manner so the findings and conclusions can be further examined, replicated, confirmed and validated, or falsified.

(4)  To regard scientists as honest and ethical individuals immune to the demands of ego, bias, reputation, and peer pressure is to negate human nature. To believe that politics and funding opportunities, the fear of failure, scorn, or media attention does not condition one’s thinking is to ignore reality.

(5)  Using an appeal to scientific authority can be illegitimate as one can often produce well-credentialed experts with little or no expertise in the matter under discussion or experts who are equally educated, credentialed, and experienced who hold contrarian views based on their rational examination of the same data using the same assumptions.

Here is a blog entry that suggests masks are apparently not working based on findings from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)…

But, you must ask yourself, “If 85% of the people who got COVID-19 wore masks, what conclusion can you draw from the data?”

(1)  The first and most important conclusion is that 85% of the study’s participants apparently wore masks or claimed to have worn masks.

(2)  The second conclusion is that the “data” neither affirms nor nullifies the CDC’s guidance on mask usage. Especially considering the small sample of self-reporting participants.

(3)  The third conclusion is that the use of the term “control participants” is grossly misleading because it would be a violation of medical research ethics to knowingly allow a group of un-masked patients to come in contact with infected individuals to measure the results.

(4)  The fourth conclusion is that there are a number of variables that make the study unacceptable to inform the health decisions of individuals. Variables including whether or not the mask type was suitable to screen out the virus or keep the virus from escaping beyond the mask, whether the mast was worn properly, etc.

(5)  The fifth conclusion is that those aged, obese individuals with underlying medical conditions (co-morbidities) should take more precautions than those who are younger and relatively healthy.

(6)  And the sixth conclusion is that life is a crapshoot – a continuous function of circumstantial probabilities that cannot transform recommendations of “best practices” into guaranteed outcomes.

An excerpt from investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel’s blog, “The Mass Illusion,” billed as “a newsletter for the people concerned with the ‘new normal’”…

CDC: 85% of COVID-19 patients report ‘always’ or ‘often’ wearing a mask
Americans are wearing masks, but masks aren't working.

An underreported, recently-published CDC study adds to the pile of evidence that cloth masks or other forms of mandated face coverings only contribute negatives to our COVID-19 problem. The study also displays — despite the constant accusations of widespread misbehavior from public health officials — that Americans are adhering to mask wearing, but mask wearing is not doing us any good.

The CDC study, which surveyed symptomatic COVID-19 patients, has found that 70.6% of respondents reported “always” wearing a mask, while an additional 14.4% say they “often” wear a mask. That means a whopping 85% of infected COVID-19 patients reported habitual mask wearing. Only 3.9% of those infected said they “never” wear a face covering.

The study offers insight into the reality that tens of thousands of Americans are acquiring COVID-19 on a daily basis despite overwhelming adherence to mask wearing. Masks simply aren’t working to “slow the spread” or “stop the spread.” The study also dismisses “public health experts’” claims from individuals such as Dr. Anthony Fauci and others that Americans are not following the guidance being disseminated by the CDC and other disease control agencies.

Americans are following the CDC guidance. It’s just not working.

As you can see in the screenshot below, the symptomatic group (left) mirrors the control group (right). The study fails to provide any evidence that COVID-19 infection protection is associated with mask wearing. In fact, given the lack of separation between the symptomatic group and the control group, it provides evidence that masks do absolutely nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19. <Source>


What the study actually said…

Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities — United States, July 2020

Summary

What is already known about the topic?

Community and close contact exposures contribute to the spread of COVID-19.

What is added by this report?

Findings from a case-control investigation of symptomatic outpatients from 11 U.S. health care facilities found that close contact with persons with known COVID-19 or going to locations that offer on-site eating and drinking options were associated with COVID-19 positivity. Adults with positive SARS-CoV-2 test results were approximately twice as likely to have reported dining at a restaurant than were those with negative SARS-CoV-2 test results.

What are the implications for public health practice?

Eating and drinking on-site at locations that offer such options might be important risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Efforts to reduce possible exposures where mask use and social distancing are difficult to maintain, such as when eating and drinking, should be considered to protect customers, employees, and communities.


Methodology excerpt…

This investigation included adults aged ≥18 years who received a first test for SARS-CoV-2 infection at an outpatient testing or health care center at one of 11 Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the Critically Ill (IVY) Network sites* during July 1–29, 2020 .

A COVID-19 case was confirmed by RT-PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 RNA from respiratory specimens. Assays varied among facilities. Each site generated lists of adults tested within the study period by laboratory result; adults with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 were selected by random sampling as case-patients.

For each case-patient, two adults with negative SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test results were randomly selected as control-participants and matched by age, sex, and study location.

After randomization and matching, 615 potential case-patients and 1,212 control-participants were identified and contacted 14–23 days after the date they received SARS-CoV-2 testing. Screening questions were asked to identify eligible adults. Eligible adults for the study were symptomatic at the time of their first SARS-CoV-2 test.

CDC personnel administered structured interviews in English or five other languages by telephone and entered data into REDCap software. Among 802 adults contacted and who agreed to participate (295 case-patients and 507 control-participants), 332 reported symptoms at the time of initial SARS-CoV-2 testing and were enrolled in the study. Eighteen interviews were excluded because of nonresponse to the community exposure questions. The final analytic sample (314) included 154 case-patients (positive SARS-CoV-2 test results) and 160 control-participants (negative SARS-CoV-2 test results).

Among nonparticipants, 470 were ineligible (i.e., were not symptomatic or had multiple tests), and 163 refused to participate. This activity was reviewed by CDC and participating sites and conducted consistent with applicable federal law and CDC policy. <Source>

What should I do?

(1) If you believe masks are both safe for use and effective, by all means, use masks in areas where you may be exposed to infected individuals.

(2) If you believe masks might be safe and effective, consider the downside (uncomfortable and possibly unsafe) of wearing a mask versus the upside (possible prevention of being infected.)

(3) If you believe you have a condition that is not compatible with a mask or an increase in inhaled carbon dioxide, consult your physician for specific advice.

(4) If you believe that masks are unsafe and ineffective, go about your business without a mask, knowing you may make other people uncomfortable or challenge existing laws.

(5) In all cases, you go through life knowing that you have accepted the risk of a wrong decision, the magnitude of which is individually incalculable.

Bottom line…

When using “research,” “science,” “the data,” or the proclamation of a particular expert or group of experts to inform your health decisions, it is important to consider common sense, true scientific principles, and the motivations of those providing advice.

Those who are using fear and panic to promote draconian public policies meant to bring about a fundamental transformation in governance systems and citizen compliance need to be shunned and replaced at the earliest possible moment because they have distorted, exaggerated or obfuscated the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Consider the realities of life, not the pipe-dreams of radical progressive socialist democrats.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

-- steve

P.S. If you are wondering about the equation…

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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



PLEASE SHARE IF YOU BELIEVE IN FREEDOM, LIBERTY, AND THE RIGHT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE AS YOU WISH...

Mark Levin, a constitutional conservative has written a magnificent essay in the style of our Founding Fathers…

DO YOU CHOOSE LIBERTY OR TYRANNY?

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For most of us, there are few if any opportunities to demonstrate our devotion to this great nation.

Those among us who join the military or law enforcement, and protect us from foes foreign and domestic, are small in number. Yet, we have the power to determine our own fate and the fate of our nation by the simple act of voting.

And in a precious few days, we, the people, will decide for ourselves, our progeny, and for the rest of time, if America will remain a vibrant and free constitutional republic, the likes of which the world has never known, or whether America will become just another nation in decline, going the way of Athens and Rome but in a shorter time.

This election will decide, WE will decide, if we wish to live in freedom or tyranny, in sunlight or darkness, in prosperity or poverty. The choice could not be starker. And the choice is ours.

We must ask ourselves: what will our children and grandchildren think of us, how will history judge us, what would our ancestors say of us, if we so casually, and without duress, turn aside mankind’s greatest achievement and vote for a thousand years of decline, gloom, and doom. Each successive generation must commit to ensuring that the next generation lives free.

We must reflect on the selflessness with which Americans have sacrificed and died, on battlefields throughout the world and in our own Revolutionary and Civil wars, so that we might appreciate what we have inherited — a country in which we live and flourish in a civil and open society.

As I explained in Liberty and Tyranny, too often liberty’s permeance makes its manifestations elusive or invisible to those born into it. Even if liberty is acknowledged, it is often taken for granted and it permanence assumed. Under these conditions, the Statist’s agenda, that is, the Democrat Party’s diabolical plans, can be alluring. It is not recognized as an increasingly corrosive threat to liberty but rather coexisting with it. But all liberty-loving citizens should know better and be alarmed by the ascent of tyranny not only in the Democrat Party but throughout the culture.

Nor should we be confused or taken by the various nomenclatures designed by the Democrat Party to deceive us into believing that their movement is some kind of “people’s” movement — such as “democratic socialism.” Like all such movements, they ultimately rely on the iron fist to control the people not serve them.

As I previously noted, the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee, Joe Biden, who has perfected the politics of deceit and manipulation, veils his pursuits in moral indignation, intoning in high dudgeon the injustices and inequities of liberty and life itself, for which only he and his party can provide justice and bring a righteous resolution. And when the resolution proves elusive, as it has during his 47-year political career, he demands ever more authority to wring out the imperfections in mankind’s existence. Hence, his 110-page Marxist manifesto. Unconstrained by constitutional prohibitions, what is left but Biden’s own moral compass, which has already led him astray. He is never circumspect about his own shortcomings. Failure is not a product of his beliefs but merely want of power and resources. Thus are born endless rationalizations for seizing ever more governmental authority. Consequently, the Democrat Party’s intention to destroy the Supreme Court by packing it with kindred ideologues; the expansion of the U.S. Senate to create a super-majority, one-party Democrat rule; the elimination of the filibuster rule to crush any opposition to the Democrat Party’s law-making agenda; and, the elimination of the electoral college, in order to prevent millions of Americans outside the big cities and most populated states, from participating in the electoral and governing system, thereby ensuring Democrat Party dominance for decades. In short, the fundamental transformation of America from a constitutional Republic to a Democrat Party leviathan.

We must never accede to the terms of our economic and political surrender and servitude.

We must never abandon our children and grandchildren to a dark and bleak future.

We must never accept a fate that is alien to the legacy we’ve inherited from our ancestors.

We must never accept social engineering by politicians and bureaucrats who treat us like lab rats, rather than self-sufficient human-beings.

For those who choose tyranny over liberty and vote for Joe Biden and the Democrat Party, they do not speak for the tens of millions of us who revere the principles undergirding our society and appreciate the fruits of our economic system.

Nor do they get to dictate the terms of our existence, as they contort the Constitution and the law to accommodate their political ends. We must not be compliant to their demands and designs.

WE MUST VOTE, VOTE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS, AND RALLY OUR FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS, AND NEIGHBORS TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE REPUBLICANS! And we must, like our forefathers who founded this magnificent country, become active in our own survival!  <Source>


“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



ENOUGH WITH THE BATSH*T CRAZINESS IN THE MEDIA

The unhinged batsh*t craziness of the radical progressive media can be amply illustrated in these two excerpts…

One from the book reviewers at the New York Times, the Pravda of the West, and one from a certifiable progressive lunatic, Keith Olbermann.

From the New York Times, where straight white individuals are evil and immoral, gays and people of color are the victims of all of the hurt and harm caused by generations of White privilege…

An excerpt from the New York Times Book Review…

THE TRAGEDY OF HETEROSEXUALITY
By Jane Ward

“The Tragedy of Heterosexuality” wastes absolutely no time getting to the point, but while many of the sentences (including the title) made me laugh out loud, it is at heart a somber, urgent academic examination of the many ways in which opposite-sex coupling can hurt the very individuals who cling to it most.

[OCS: Don’t worry if you do not understand the rhetoric of an academic steeped in queer-Marxist weirdness. For that, you have to attend a “studies” program from a prestigious institution that starts from the premise that the traditional system found in the United States is terrible and needs to be radically transformed with a transfer of power to those who appear, at the very least, unmoored from the reality of human nature. Pro tip: If you undertake such a program, you will not develop abilities, skills, and a mindset commercially valuable in a world outside of government or academia. Notice the use of “Marxist-Feminist” rhetoric.]

Ward distinguishes straightness as a practice from straight culture, which is the very heart of society’s most disgraceful failures. It is not, as one popular joke goes, that straight people are “not OK.” It is that heteronormativity creates a powerful, privileged form of sexuality against which, historically and currently, all other forms are compared. In examining the pressure to partner with the opposite gender we find the extortions of capitalism, the misogyny of violence against women, the racist and xenophobic erasure of nonwhite families, and the homophobic hatreds that pervade so much of everyday life.

[OCS: All I wanted in my early years was to get laid and have fun, then to have children and contribute to society in return for an acceptable lifestyle. Who knew I was at the root of all evil in the world?] 

Our desires may feel beyond our control, but Ward stresses the importance of understanding sexuality as self-identified. “One of the foundational principles of lesbian feminism is that each person’s sexual desire is their own responsibility,” Ward writes, “if not something they can choose, then at least something they can choose to examine and take ownership of.” As such, she argues, a queer theory — influenced by thinkers of the 1970s and ’80s, like Rich, Audre Lorde and Barbara Smith; as well as present-day academics such as Sara Ahmed — might be just the thing to rescue heterosexuality from its unearned hegemony in our shared cultural imagination. <Source>

[OCS: Does anyone else see the paradox? If we are all responsible for our own sexual desire, then – by definition – it’s nobody else’s concern, least of all the government, politicians, and sexual activists.

Let me see if I get this -- being straight is linked to the unearned leadership or dominance, especially by one social group over others (hegemony)? Is this a pitch to ignore the majority that dominates cultural norms, and cede power to a tyrannical minority who insist we conform to their prescriptions and delusions?

And examining queer theory may rescue us from the popular perception of power? Or, as I see it, someone is unhappy with the majority, straight individuals in traditional sexual and familial roles, so we must change either ourselves or the perception (shared cultural imagination).]

With so many educational, entertaining, and explorative books that are published each year, what does publishing a series of book reviews under the headline, “Are Straight People OK? And Other Questions About Love and Sexuality,” accomplish?  To create further class divisions in America that can be exploited for political power? It seems that turning members of the LGBTQ community and people of color into protected classes under the law violates the U.S. Constitution and its provisions for equality under the law. Not equality of outcomes.

Then there are the unhinged rants of the batsh*t-crazy uber-progressive commentator, Keith Olbermann, who believes anyone who opposes his radical progressive worldview is a horrible person and must be persecuted, prosecuted, and imprisoned. …

Excerpt from “Worst Person In The World by Keith Olbermann.”

“There can be no mistaking what is ahead of us in this best of possible scenarios, a period in which a Trump-led minority will continue to terrorize this country. And Trump, whose only barely-human delight comes from the morons in the crowd, will seek that pleasure again and endlessly until the day he dies. We unleashed this terrorism via the activating mechanism of reality television. Trump unleashed his terrorists via the activating mechanism of encouraging them to hate. Trump can be, and must be, expunged. The hate he has triggered, the Pandora’s box he has opened, they will not be so easily destroyed.”

“So, let us brace ourselves. The task is two-fold. The terrorist Trump must be defeated, must be destroyed, must be devoured at the ballot box. And then he, and his enablers, and his supporters, and his collaborators, and the Mike Lees and the William Barr’s and the Sean Hannity’s and the Mike Pence’s and the Rudy Giuliani’s and the Kyle Rittenhouse’s and the Amy Coney Barrett’s must be prosecuted and convicted and removed from our society while we try to rebuild it and to rebuild the world Trump has nearly destroyed by turning it over to a virus.” <Source>

[OCS: One can only imagine the venomous spittle emerging from this lunatic whose hatred of all things Trump knows no bounds. It should be noted that Olbermann’s rancorous departure from many well-known progressive media outlets is self-inflicted, with many executives wondering about his overall mental health and delusions of omniscience. In what world can you prosecute, convict, and remove an exemplary person like Amy Coney Barrett, a loving wife, mother of seven children, a distinguished and brilliant jurist for the “crime” of being nominated to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court? Does this not speak to the irrationality of Olbermann’s rant?]

I wonder how Olbermann regards Biden, Obama, the Clinton’s, Brennan, Comey, Strzok, Page, and a host of other progressives who have demonstrably damaged the United States? 

Bottom line…

With all the negativity and lies directed at President Trump, it will be almost a miracle if Joe Biden is defeated and life goes on as usual.

We are so screwed.

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



IF YOU REFUSE TO VOTE FOR TRUMP

Another internet cut-and-paste gem from my best friend…

PogoWhat are you really voting for in this election?

Am I really voting for Trump?

  • I'm voting for the First Amendment and freedom of speech.
  • I'm voting for the Second Amendment and my right to defend my life and my family.
  • I'm voting for the next Supreme Court Justice(s) to protect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  • I’m voting for the continued growth of my retirement 401K and the stock market.
  • I’m voting for a return of our troops from foreign countries and the end to America’s involvement in foreign conflicts.
  • I'm voting for the Electoral College & the Republic we live in.
  • I'm voting for the Police to be respected once again and to ensure Law & Order.
  • I’m voting for the continued appointment of Federal Judges who respect the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
  • I’m voting for our jobs to remain in America and not be outsourced all over again to China, Mexico, and other foreign countries.
  • I’m voting for secure borders and legal immigration.
  • I'm voting for the Military & the Veterans who fought for this country to give the American people their freedoms.
  • I'm voting for the unborn babies (and sometimes born) that have a right to live.
  • I’m voting for continued peace progress in the middle east.
  • I’m voting to fight against human/child trafficking.
  • I’m voting for Freedom of Religion or freedom from religion.
  • I'm voting for the right to speak my opinion & not be censored.
  • I'm not just voting for one person, I'm voting for the future of my Country.
  • I'm voting for my children and my grandchildren to ensure their freedoms and their future.

I AM NOT VOTING FOR TRUMP OR THE GOP, I AM VOTING FOR MY LIFE!

What are you voting for?

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



MAINSTREAM MEDIA MISERY?

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It angers me greatly that the mainstream media and the tech oligarchs in charge of the major search engines and social media platforms continue to waffle on-and-on about “fact-checking” and truth-telling while continuing to promote the false narrative of Trump-Russia collusion in the face of overwhelming testimony and evidence to the contrary.

How is it that the mainstream media has forsaken any sense of journalistic ethics or even an American sense of fair play to ignore the traditional respect for the rules or equal treatment of all concerned?

The broad outlines of the Trump-Russia conspiracy hoax are clear…

Apparently, 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in deep trouble, mired in scandals involving the illegal transfer of arms to terrorists in Benghazi, Libya; selling influence to representatives of Russia to gain control over raw nuclear materials; the undeclared and unconstitutional war in Libya; personal enrichment involving official favors; money laundering; and, of course, the use of a private email server to hide the truth from the government, her opponents, and the American public.

How best to reflect and redirect unwanted attention from her unconstitutional and illegal activities that would immediately render her unfit as a candidate for the Presidency of the United States?

Apparently, the answer was provided by one of her adviser-acolytes whose name continues to be protected by redactions. Accuse candidate Donald Trump of colluding with Russia using fabricated information released into the mainstream media and official government intelligence and law enforcement agencies, with the tacit approval of President Obama, the high-ranking members of the Obama Administration, and the leadership of the Democratic National Committee.

The hoax materials, the various dossier reports, purchased with laundered-money from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, were not well-received, and one of America’s most loathed women was not elected to the Presidency. Instead, Donald Trump, a brash New York real estate mogul and reality-show host, assumed the Presidency. Suddenly individuals inside and outside the government were in trouble, many facing both reputational damage and criminal liability.

The path was clear for Hillary Clinton and the members of the former Obama Administration, double down to cover-up their wrongdoing by continuing to accuse now-President Trump of Collusion and attempt to remove him from office.

Even though various panels, commissions, and committees were co-opted into the attempt, they failed miserably once again.

A mysterious whistleblower appears, and the “Ukraine Hoax” was born – in the face of recorded evidence of former Vice President Joe Biden illegally coercing a foreign leader to take action favorable to his son’s employer. That attempt ended in an impeachment hearing driven by the Democrat majority in the House of Representatives. Their findings were unsubstantiated and ludicrous, so it is no surprise that the Senate ignored impeachment and President Trump was not removed from office.

Now, we are learning the so-called "evidence" of the alleged Russian hack of the DNC servers and the theft of confidential files was mostly supposition manufactured by a Democrat-connected company that recently received up to a $1 million investment by the Democrat Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and her husband.

The mainstream media’s continuing attempt to influence an election…

Of course, the mainstream media outlets have always taken sides in domestic political battles and tried to influence political discourse in the nation. What is different this time is that the mainstream media is overwhelmingly supportive of the progressive socialist democrats – to the point of ignoring the evidence of a real Clinton-Russia collusion and continuing to publish debunked conspiratorial tales using anonymous sources. Even worse, members of the media refuse to retract false and misleading stories even after clear and compelling evidence is presented. The same goes for those who control the leading search engines and social media platforms.

We are days away from the election, and even if they trumpeted the truth, the damage has been done as Americans were bombarded with falsehoods for the past four years and subliminally indoctrinated by incessant propaganda.

Is there hope?

I don’t know if we can rely on the commonsense and innate fairness of the majority of American citizens. Certainly not when it comes to those whose feelings supersede logic and are disturbingly susceptible to peer pressure.

By way of example, I wonder how many citizens would continue to support Black Lives Matter if they knew the leaders of the organization were trained Marxists and promoted communism – including the destruction of the nuclear family? If not for dishonest media, corporations and individuals would not be contributing millions to an organization that advocates the destruction of capitalism and the overthrow of the United States government as it is presently constituted. 

I ask myself, how can anyone shun the law enforcement that keeps our communities safe when less than 20 Black individuals may have been accidentally or, even deliberately, killed by police officers when thousands of Black individuals are dying in the inner cities due to rampant gang violence? Of course, it is part of a false narrative repeated endlessly by the progressive mainstream media.

Bottom line…

We fight on. In my case, knowing my vote will be nullified by that of my sister, a raging liberal who believes the news is gospel and does not appear to have the inclination to read and research the issues for herself. Perhaps, an indictment of lazy Americans who have forgotten what freedom really means until they lose it.

We are so screwed.

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



DEMOCRAT DUPLICITY: SEINFELD'S NEWMAN DUMPS ON POSTAL SERVICE

There is little or no doubt that anti-Trump forces are attempting to use the humor denigrating the U.S. Postal Service as a tool to defeat President Trump…

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Check out this video from PACRONYM, which self-describes as a “political action committee affiliated with ACRONYM, running the largest digital effort to get Trump the f*ck out of office.” It the video, Seinfeld character actor Wayne Knight, who played the mailman Newman on Seinfeld in the 1990s, goes political…

If the video is missing it can be found here.

However, the producers of Seinfeld had no problem slandering the men and women of the U.S. Postal Service in the original sketch…

If the video is missing it can be found here.

Bottom line…

There is no doubt that Seinfeld, a show about virtually nothing, was one of the funniest time-wasters of its time. Unlike John Ratzenberger who portrayed Cliff Klavan, the mailman, on Cheers! with a degree of seriousness about the U.S. Postal Service with a degree of seriousness that provoked laughs, the PACRONYM hit piece reveals dangerous truths.

(1)  The United States Postal Service is run by its progressive public employee unions and much of the inefficiency and under-performance is baked into the system with wonky contracts.

(2)  The United States Postal Service, in a very contentious presidential election, represents a serious vector for election fraud and the manipulation of ballots – either by destroying or delaying certain ballots.

(3)  Some might consider these PAC hit pieces as “dog whistles” to the base to interfere with the election by manipulating the mail.

(4)  The progressive socialist democrats, in reality, communists, cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States of America and we are all at risk from some politicians who believe they have the moral and legal right to tell you how to live your life – even if it means ignoring the U.S. Constitution.

Many a truth is said in jest – unfortunately, the tampering with mail for political advantage is no laughing matter.

We are so screwed.

A little internet wisdom from my best friend and understanding this narrative could not be more important...

 This morning, I realized that everything is about to change

We see other countries going Socialist and collapsing, but it seems like a great plan to us. 

. No matter how I vote, no matter what I say, lives are never going to be the same. I have been confused by the hostility of family and friends. I look at people I have known all my life so hate-filled that they agree with opinions they would never express as their own. I think that I may well have entered the Twilight Zone.  You can't justify this insanity. We have become a nation that has lost its collective mind!
  
Somehow it’s un-American for the census to count how many Americans are in America.
 
People who say there is no such thing as a gender are demanding a female President.
 
Universities that advocate equality, discriminate against Asian-Americans in favor of  African-Americans.
 
Some people are held responsible for things that happened before they were born,  and other people are not held responsible for what they are doing right now.
 
Criminals are caught-and-released to hurt more people, but stopping them is bad because it's a violation of THEIR rights.
 
People who have never owned slaves should pay slavery reparations to people who have never been slaves.
 
If a dude pretends to be a woman, you are required to pretend with him.
 
It was cool for Joe Biden to "blackmail" the President of Ukraine, but it’s an impeachable offense if Donald Trump inquiries about it.
 
People who have never been to college should pay the debts of college students who took out huge loans for their degrees.
 
Immigrants with tuberculosis and polio are welcome, but you’d better be able to prove your dog is vaccinated.
 
Irish doctors and German engineers who want to immigrate to the US must go through a rigorous vetting process,  but any illiterate gang-bangers who jump the southern fence are welcome.
 
$5 billion for border security is too expensive, but $1.5 trillion for “free” health care is not.
 
If you cheat to get into college you go to prison, but if you cheat to get into the country you go to college for free.
 
And, pointing out all this hypocrisy somehow makes us "racists"!
 
Nothing makes sense anymore, no values, no morals, no civility, and people are dying of a Chinese virus, but it is racist to refer to it as Chinese even though it began in China.
 
We are clearly living in an upside-down world where right is wrong and wrong is right,  where moral is immoral and immoral is moral, where good is evil and evil is good, where killing murderers is wrong, but killing innocent babies is right.
 
Wake up America, the great unsinkable ship Titanic America has hit an iceberg, is taking on water and sinking fast.  The choice is yours to make. What will it be? Time is short, make your choice wisely! “  

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



CAN ANY AMERICAN CITIZEN TAKE THE CHANCE OF A KAMALA HARRIS PRESIDENCY?

Face reality, it is unlikely that, if elected, President Joe Biden will not finish out his first year, let alone all four years.

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Did anyone notice that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that her new 25th Amendment commission is not about President Trump? Pelosi noted, “He will face the judgment of the voters. But he shows the need for us to create a process for future presidents?”

The scenario most likely is the forced incapacitation of President Joe Biden.

The 25th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides for the temporary or permanent transfer of power from the President to the Vice President if the President has fallen severely ill, became incapacitated, or died. The President’s cabinet initiates the process. Still, Pelosi and her cadre of progressive socialists want to usurp that process in favor of a panel nominated by Members of Congress.

“Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.”

The proposed legislation is legal and constitutional…

To establish the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office Act.”

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT.

There is established a commission in the legislative branch to be known as the “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office” (in this Act referred to as the “Commission”). The Commission shall serve as the body provided by law by Congress to carry out section 4 of the 25th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

SEC. 3. DUTY OF COMMISSION.

(a) IN GENERAL.—If directed by Congress pursuant to section 5, the Commission shall carry out a medical examination of the President to determine whether the President is mentally or physically unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office, as described under subsection (b).

[OCS: We have seen, with our own eyes, what havoc and craziness can be implemented by the majority party in Congress. One need only consider the inappropriate and/or illegal actions of House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and his secret, unaccountable actions leading to the faux impeachment of the President on specious and unproven grounds.

Another tool for harassing a sitting President or formulating a silent coup?]

(b) DETERMINATION.—The determination under subsection (a) shall be made if the Commission finds that the President is temporarily or permanently impaired by any of the following conditions to the extent that the person lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to execute the powers and duties of the office of President:

(1) Physical illness or disability.

(2) Mental illness or deficiency.

(3) Alcohol or drug use.

(4) Any other condition or contingency rendering the President unable to execute the powers and duties of the office of the President.

SEC. 4. MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION.

(a) NUMBER.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—The Commission shall be composed of 17 members, appointed as follows:

(A) Two members appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

(B) Two members appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

(C) Two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(D) Two members appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.

(E) Eight members—

(i) four of whom are former high-ranking executive branch officers appointed jointly by the two appointing individuals under subparagraphs (A) through (D) who are members of, or caucus with, the Democratic party;

(ii) four of whom are former high-ranking executive branch officers appointed jointly by the two appointing individuals under subparagraphs (A) through (D) who are members of, or caucus with, the Republican party; and

(iii) each of whom has served as President, Vice President, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, or Surgeon General.

(F) One member, to serve as Chair of the Commission, appointed by simple majority vote of the 16 members appointed under subparagraphs (A) through (E). The Chair may not be any member appointed under such subparagraphs. For purposes of appointing the Chair, a voting quorum shall be established by the presence of 50 percent plus one of the members appointed under such subparagraphs.

SEC. 5. EXAMINATION OF THE PRESIDENT.

(a) IN GENERAL.—A concurrent resolution described in this subsection is a concurrent resolution directing the Commission to conduct an examination of the President to determine whether the President is incapacitated, either mentally or physically, the title of which is “Directing the Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office to conduct an examination of the President”, and the text of which consists solely of a directive to the Commission to conduct the examination.

(b) PROCEDURES.—The provisions of section 2908 (other than subsection (a)) of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990 shall apply to the consideration of a concurrent resolution described in subsection (a) in the same manner as such provisions apply to a joint resolution described in section 2908(a) of such Act.

[OCS: HUH! Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990? (SEC. 2908. CONGRESSIONAL CONSIDERATION OF COMMISSION REPORT)

Will the Members of Congress even read – or understand – the legislation, or are they merely relying on staff and their party’s demands?]

Read the rest of the bill, “Commission on Presidential Capacity to Discharge the Powers and Duties of the Office Act.”

Bottom line…

Who, Democrat, Republican, or independent, in their right mind would vote for Kamala Harris for President? Or a Joe Biden who is little more than a Trojan Horse for a Harris presidency?

We are so screwed.

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