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2020 ELECTIONS DAY 4 -- BETTING AGAINST PROBABILITY

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The vote count continues…

8-ballWith continually increasing vote discrepancies, the progressive socialist democrats and their corrupt mouthpieces in the mainstream media -- and censoring social media platforms --  scream for a Trump concession as if everything is normal. That is if you believe Democrat voter fraud is normal and customary – and should be accepted as a legitimate final result where President Trump walks away from the Presidency and America.

The Democrats always have an answer, “plausible deniability.” So why do the errors always inure to the benefit of Democratic candidates in heavily Republican counties?

From the Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson …

  • The erroneous reporting of unofficial results from Antrim county was a result of accidental error on the part of the Antrim County Clerk. The equipment and software did not malfunction and all ballots were properly tabulated. However, the clerk accidentally did not update the software used to collect voting machine data and report unofficial results. [OCS: Software updates are used to fix bugs and change features]
  • Like many counties in Michigan, Antrim County uses the Dominion Voting Systems election management system and voting machines (ballot tabulators.) The county receives programming support from Election Source. Tabulators are programmed to scan hand marked, paper ballots. When machines are finished scanning the ballots, the paper ballots are retained and a totals tape showing the number of votes for each candidate in each race is printed from the machine.
  • In order to report unofficial results, county clerks use election management system software to combine the electronic totals from tabulators and submit a report of unofficial results. Because the clerk did not update software, even though the tabulators counted all the ballots correctly, those accurate results were not combined properly when the clerk reported unofficial results.
  • As was stated by Chris Thomas, who as a contractor for the Detroit City Clerk’s Office served as an advisor on the execution of this election and led challenger relations, and who is the former Michigan Director of Elections, who served under both republican and democrat Secretaries of State during his 40-year-tenure with the Bureau of Elections, no ballots were backdated. Rather, a clerical error was made when some ballot envelopes were received in Detroit satellite offices. Although employees stamped a date of receipt on the envelopes, an employee failed to complete the transaction for receiving the ballot by saving that date in the Qualified Voter File. Therefore, at the absent voter counting board, after discussion with Republican challengers who chose not to challenge the process, staff was instructed to enter that date stamped on the envelope ensuring that no voters were disenfranchised by the clerical error. <Source>

Where the hell are those in the GOP who should be fighting for a fair count and a potential Trump victory. You know, Senators like Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT) Ben Sasse (R-NE), and even Lindsey Graham (R-SC)? The election is over, so where the hell are those DOJ and FBI reports on the corruption of the man who would be President? Or, are they being withheld as a future bargaining chip with the politicians in power?

The progressive socialist democrats are eager to embrace disparate impact where red flags are raised when one protected group’s proportion does not equal or exceed that group's percentage represented in the general population. Allowing prosecution based, not on individual acts, but statistical inferences. Why are the progressive socialist democrats now ignoring statistical analysis that points to massive voter fraud that always seems to benefit Democrats?

Of course, the answer is simple: the Democrats will say or do anything to gain or maintain political power and access to the taxpayer’s pockets.

Bottom line…

That being said, because a candidate has a non-zero probability of winning, the sad truth is that the likelihood of multi-state recounts shifting an election is much closer to impossible, with the best outcome being a contested Electoral College battle fought in State Houses by electors in a procedural duel. 

If Trump legitimately loses, he loses. But I want to know why vote counts were stopped and restarted much later. I want to know where massive ballot drops, overwhelmingly Democrat, came from in the early hours of tallies in the swing states? I want to know how 785 precincts in Philadelphia reported that Biden received at least 90% of the vote and an explanation of why an update contained zero Trump votes. The idea that one candidate's votes are entered in one computer session doesn’t ring true.

Where are those who demanded an investigation of Trump collusion with Russia and why are they silent on Biden’s alleged collusion with China?

With the recently discovered politicization of the nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies and their willingness to create false and misleading information out of whole cloth, I wonder if Congress members are not being blackmailed? Lindsey Graham’s widely-questioned sexuality being a potential example.

All this to say, I am ambivalent about the future of a Trump presidency and preparing for a Biden victory -- and the possible loss of the Senate after the Georgia run-offs for two Senate seats. Depressing, but not discouraging as life will go on. Without a popular mandate, big institutional changes may be nearly impossible as the threat of a Congressional flip in 2022 is highly probable.

We are so screwed, but not as much as the doomsayers would have you believe.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2020 ELECTIONS: DAY 3 -- ANOTHER PROGRESSIVE BLOW JOB

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With no presidential choice in sight today, it was highly amusing to see New York Times’ columnist, Charles Blow, himself a bi-sexual angry black man and the author of the upcoming book, “The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto,” suggest that those who voted for Trump may be possessed by some form of Stockholm Syndrome, where the hostage or abused victim identifies with their captor or abuser.

Unfortunately, Blow does not clearly see that the November 2020, vote may indicate that millions of Americans have placed identity and intersectional politics where it belongs: in the academic trashcan of history.

Another black blow job…

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Exit Polls Point to the Power of White Patriarchy

Some people who have historically been oppressed will stand with their oppressors.

It is obscene that the presidential race is too close to call at the time this column is published: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

[OCS: Perhaps, when examined dispassionately, the root cause of this obscenity has its roots in the political machinations of the progressive socialist democrats and the Democrat Party who attempted to “game” the election using lawyers and lawsuits that threw much of the election into a chaotic system of conflicting rules, regulations, and guidelines. Not to mention the persistent and pervasive election fraud that seems to cling to Democrats like Chicago river water.]

After all that Donald Trump has done, all the misery he has caused, all the racism he has aroused, all the immigrant families he has destroyed, all the people who have left this life because of his mismanagement of a pandemic, still roughly half of the country voted to extend this horror show.

[OCS: I believe that Donald Trump’s long history in the construction and real estate industry is historical proof that it is overwhelming likely he is not, nor has ever been, a racist. Unlike those aggrieved black individuals who use their race to generate position, prestige, and profits. Let us not forget that it was your party that botched the H1NI pandemic and depleted the supplies of personal protective gear and ventilators – which are the province of the state governors, not the federal government.]

Let me be specific and explicit here: White people — both men and women — were the only group in which a majority voted for Trump, according to exit polls. To be exact, nearly three out of every five white voters in America are Trump voters.

[OCS: Like this could not be easily explained by U.S. Census data, which estimates the white only population at 76.83%, the black population at 13.4%, and so on. Or that Trump captured a near-historic record of minority voters when compared to traditional Democrat vote capture.]

It is so unsettling to consider that many of our fellow countrymen and women are either racists or accommodate racists or acquiesce to racists.

[OCS: And that’s the core of Blow’s problem. Like the majority of progressive socialists democrats, Blow projects aspects of his aberrant behavior onto the opposition and cannot accept a vote that was a repudiation of what he may believe or is selling.]

But, that’s only part of what was shocking to me about the exit polls.

First, the stipulations: As The New York Times makes clear, these data “are preliminary estimates from exit polls conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool,” and will be “updated as more data becomes available, and they will eventually be adjusted to match the actual vote count.”

Second, some people — including me — wondered whether the exit polls would include voters who voted early or by mail. This particular exit poll was conducted by interviewing “voters outside of polling places or early voting sites, or by phone.”

Finally, exit polls are just that, polls. They can differ slightly from the validated voter data, as they did in 2016.

[OCS: Considering the 2016 performance of the pollsters and the magnitude of 2020 polling errors, most polls are little more than voodoo-science that need “adjusting” fudge factors to make them see credible post facto.]

All that said, I am still stunned.

Racial Minorities

A larger percentage of every racial minority voted for Trump this year than in 2016. Among Blacks and Hispanics, this percentage grew among both men and women, although men were more likely to vote for Trump than women.

[OCS: Perhaps a large number of minority individuals were tired of the chaos, arson, looting, rape, and routine murder in their community, and the progressive socialist democrats' defund the police initiative that would decimate the ranks of those who protect us all and attempt to keep communities safe.]

Among Hispanics, the movements by sex were marginal and have held remarkably steady

The fascinating story and movement are in the Black vote. Black people vote overwhelmingly for Democratic candidates. Black women vote more reliably Democratic than Black men — only 3 or 4 percent of Black women voted for the Republican candidate in 2008, 2012 and 2016. However, Donald Trump doubled that number this year, winning 8 percent of Black women’s votes.

[OCS: It is a mystery to me why blacks “reliably” vote for Democrats when decades of Democrat governance have proved to be ineffective and riddled with waste, fraud, and abuse. Ignoring their own constituents to line their pockets and those of their special interest friends. Likewise, it is a mystery why few call out the Congressional Black Caucus for the un-American racists they appear to be.]

Black men on the other hand have been inching away from the Democrats in recent elections, and continued that drift in this election. In 2008, 5 percent of Black men voted for John McCain; in 2012, 11 percent voted for Mitt Romney; in 2016, 13 percent voted for Trump; and, this year 18 percent voted for Trump.

These men were specifically targeted by the Trump campaign, and that targeting may well have worked. Democrats are going to have to pour some energy into specifics listening to and understanding these Black men. They are still the least likely group of men to vote Republican, but this trend away from Democrats is undeniable at this point.

[OCS: Perhaps a Hillary Clinton-style “listening tour” to feign interest and then go about your corrupt business of feathering your own nest. Giving black pastors “walking around money” to push your political lies just doesn’t cut it with the new generation.]

White Women

Not only did a majority of white men vote for Trump, so did a majority of white women. In 2016, exit polls also showed that a majority of white women had done so, but later analysis of validated voters by the Pew Research Center found that a plurality of white women voted for Trump, not a majority.

In any case, white women vote for Trump at higher rates than all other women, despite the fact that Trump has spent his first term, indeed his whole life, denigrating women.

The L.G.B.T. Community

This one pushed me back on my heels: the percentage of L.G.B.T. people voting for Trump doubled from 2016, moving from 14 percent to 28 percent. In Georgia the number was 33 percent.

[OCS: Are you saying the LGBT community is somehow different from the mainstream population – how very racist and sexist of you?]

This for a president who has attacked trans people in every way imaginable. As the Human Rights Campaign president, Alphonso David, pointed out in June, “The Trump-Pence administration is the most virulently anti-LGBTQ administration in decades.”

[OCS: There is no proof of this animosity except in the unfounded assertions of the deeply troubled who believe in multiple sexual identities that be put on like dressing for the weather. Just because you can stand in a garage, that doesn’t make you a car.]

This strong move toward Trump may be driven by men.

In September, the gay social network Hornet published the result of a survey of 10,000 of its users that found that 45 percent of the gay men on it planned to vote for Trump.

As the company wrote on its blog:

“The idea that gay men — a demographic that typically skews left — would vote for Donald Trump at a higher percentage than U.S. citizens overall would no doubt be very surprising were it to happen. And another surprise: 10 percent of the American gay men who took Hornet’s survey say they ‘do not support [Donald Trump] at all’ but will vote for him nonetheless.”

All of this to me points to the power of the white patriarchy and the coattail it has of those who depend on it or aspire to it. It reaches across gender and sexual orientation and even race. Trump’s brash, privileged chest trumping and alpha-male dismissiveness and in-your-face rudeness are aspirational to some men and appealing to some women. Some people who have historically been oppressed will stand with the oppressors, and will aspire to power by proximity.

[OCS: If you need to excuse your feelings and behavior, what better excuse than the “white patriarchy.” Sort of like black teens asking, “who’s your daddy?” Almost everybody aspires to power, but some do it without blaming race and others for their individual lack of achievement. Perhaps you should spend some time with Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams to receive a refresher course that would allow you to pull your head out of your ass?]

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Bottom line…

Sounds like Charles Blow is following the New York Times’ party line, which I am sure he will parrot on CNN and MSNBC.

We are so screwed when miscreants and racists like Blow are given major platforms for their self-serving racism.

-- 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


AFTER THE ELECTION: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

To say I am discouraged and disheartened today is an understatement…

Right now, we still don't yet know who will occupy the White House in 2021.

The votes have been cast, and it is now an all-out effort to ensure that all legal challenges are properly processed, and only legal votes are fairly and properly counted. All of those bootlegged rules changes made by Democrat lawyers in the runup to the election must be examined. And, we need to investigate those massive vote dumps that occurred early in the morning.  

It appears that the Democrat strategy worked, and Trump was outmaneuvered by decades of Democrat experience with vote system jiggering...

(1)  Never concede.

(2)  Create changing administrative rules before the election to further the chaos. Delay the vote tallies to disrupt political momentum and create chaos. Withhold media projections to create uncertainty.

(3)  Dump massive numbers of votes into critical areas, preferably late at night, to gain maximum impact when the results are announced in the morning.

(4)  Suggest, but don't declare that you are close to winning and are the probable winner.

(5)  Prepare your surrogates and the media to demand that the opposition concede. 

(6)  Create an astroturf demand for a concession, possibly with direct action on the streets. 

(7)  Delay any court actions and/or investigations until after the last minute when such actions would create a constitutional crisis, popular uprising, or fake media brouhaha.

(8)  Deny, deny, and deny some more. Claim that any discovered voter fraud was an aberration and the work of a single individual or small group unaffiliated with the official Democrat Party. Claim that last-minute rules changes, and aberrations are normal and customary. 

(9)  Twist the opposition's words, make them waste time correcting and defending their speech.

(10) Be gracious in victory and be mindful of the possibility of your own resignation or the consequences of the 25th Amendment. 

While I am disappointed with the RINOs like the McCain family who worked against the President in Arizona and the establishment Never-Trumpers, there might be some good news...

The GOP will most likely hold the Senate firewall and be able to block the appointment of radical judges, stop crazy treaties, and kill most socialist legislation coming from the House. However, that will not stop a President Biden, or most likely a President Harris, from governing with the use of executive orders or changing foreign policy -- especially concerning Israel, which the anti-Semites in Congress, and particularly in the Congressional Black Caucus, loathe. Look for Republican Senators like Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Mitt Romney to jump to the opposition on critical votes, much like John McCain and Lindsey Graham did in the past.

It will also stop most investigations of individuals currently under scrutiny. One counter is for President Trump to declassify everything pertinent and make it available on a website after firing all of the disloyal or corrupt high-level appointees. The real concern is the U.S. Treasury and the Fed -- which is not a government agency -- under a Marxist ideologue like Senator Elizabeth Warren. Other concerns are the enforcement of housing, labor, and environmental rules and regulations. Of course, all of those may be subject to court challenges before newly appointed conservative judges and a somewhat conservative Supreme Court. 

Perhaps the best news comes in the form of a mainstream media comeuppance challenging their credibility and inability to easily fill hours and hours with anti-Trump rhetoric. They may not be able to cover-up the various Biden scandals exposed in alternative media. There is no doubt in my mind that the media deliberately refrained from calling winners in key swing states to disrupt any Trump political momentum that may be useful when going into recounts and court cases. 

It’s not over until the Vice President sings…

Remember, the popular vote is a guideline to the electors' actions who will vote for the President of the United States. Electors who have their own processes and rules.

So until December 14, 2020, when electors vote in their respective states, December 23, 2020, when the Certificates of Ascertainment are delivered to the appropriate authorities, and January 6, 2021, when the Joint Session of Congress meets to count the electoral votes and declare the election results – provided there are not further congressional complications --  the results are not final. When finalized, the results are announced by the Vice President and the election process is complete. The President will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021. 

What would the electors do if Joe Biden was unable to assume office due to a physical or mental disability? Does Kamala Harris get the votes? Can an election be re-done? What if it was discovered that the Chinese pumped massive amounts of money into Democrat campaigns to influence the election? Or deliberately exposed our nation to a virus pandemic? What about massive voter fraud? 

Of course, we cannot rely on the mainstream media or a social media platform for our election news.

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What have we learned?

We learned that the powerful mainstream media and social media platforms could easily corrupt the electoral process with a constant barrage of “fake news” without retribution. Especially if they back the winning party,

We learned that our most trusted government institutions, especially those in intelligence and law enforcement, are now fundamentally corrupt, politicized, and can no longer be trusted to tell Americans the truth. Thank you, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

We have learned that the Democrat Party has been corrupted by criminal activities and infiltrated by communists who are seeking to destroy American institutions and values from within.

We have learned that uber-rich individuals who are immune from the consequences of their actions can and have influenced our elections – many promoting chic revolutionary activities which are fundamentally un-American.

We have learned that there is a class of people who are truly above the law and cannot be held responsible for their criminal activities.

We have large ethnic conclaves willing to place unassimilated individuals with divided loyalties and un-American views into high office.

We have learned that it is possible to run a political campaign on emotion and never debate the actual policies of the candidates.

We have learned that shopkeepers and property owners did not fear "white supremacists" and Trump supporters; they were preparing for civil insurrection from those radicals that supported the Democrat Party.

We have an increasing number of poorly educated low-information voters who are ill-informed and rely on mainstream media and social platforms to get their news.

And we have more questions than answers…

In what America can we openly vote-in communists and corrupt evildoers?

How do we wind up with an old communist like Bernie Sanders, a younger communist like Bill De Blasio, and individuals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and out-and-out Black racists in government? Or bitter, out-of-touch politicians such as Senator Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Representative Adam Schiff, who apparently ignores the omnipresent Chinese threat as he shouts “Russia, Russia, Russia?”

Even worse, why are all these miscreants attached to the Democrat Party, the apparent source of so much criminal and unconstitutional activity?

Where is the GOP opposition, or are they too damn busy plundering our treasury and cutting international deals to be concerned with righting American wrongs? (With the exception of Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and select members of the Administration.)

Why do we let the political parties run the primaries without paying for the use of government infrastructure? Why do we ignore uniform voting rules based on safe and secure best practices?

Has anyone noticed that we were attacked by a biological weapon from a hostile foreign power? Nearly destroying our economy and causing 200,000+ deaths. Would we say “oops” if this had been an errant nuclear weapon that was accidentally launched? Would we allow some politically-connected individuals to re-direct billions of deliberately untraceable taxpayer dollars to recently-formed corporations with no record of past activities?

But, most of all, I wonder how a manifestly corrupt, nearly incoherent, aged individual experiencing cognitive decline and near-zero achievements gets the most votes in American history?

Have we reached the point of no return – pretending all is well, and we can trust our fellow citizens and our politicians to do what is right and just for America, even if it is contrary to their self-interests and continued political ambitions?

Bottom line…

To say we are screwed is an understatement. But, we don't give up the fight. The GOP needs a 24/7/365 strategy that continues from now until 2020 when the GOP can flip the House and secure a real Senate majority.

Remember, the media is putting out narratives, not necessarily the whole truth.

-- 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


VOTE 2020 -- THE DAY AFTER

WELCOME TO A BETTER TODAY

NO MORE POLITICAL COMMERCIALS

NO BABBLING TALKING HEADS

NO REPETITIVE  RESULTS REPORTING

BUT STILL COUNTING VOTES ...


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What apparently happened...

Yada, yada, yada  ... claims, and counterclaims ... endless projections to fill broadcast time.  

If it goes to the Supreme Court…

Perhaps we should keep in mind the words of the great economist and one-time Marxist, Thomas Sowell, who observed, “the government is NOT out there as the personification of the national interest, they have their own interest.” The comment was made in the context of a bureaucracy that was more interested in keeping their bureaucratic power and own jobs rather than actually solving problems that would benefit the citizenry.

Now consider the dilemma of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, who was said to improperly interpret the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) 's constitutionality to maintain the integrity of the Court.

“Although Justice Roberts is generally a reliably conservative voice, commentators point to a gentle leftward drift and a few key votes as examples of his moderation, such as his majority opinion upholding the Affordable Care Act.”

“Justice Roberts, the argument goes, might have genuine conservative priors. But he is also deeply committed to protecting the institution of the Supreme Court itself and insulating it from the charge that it has just become a third political branch of the federal government. For anyone worried about the future of abortion access, LGBT rights, affirmative action, or pushback against the executive excesses of the Trump presidency, this belief isn’t a strain. Justice Roberts seems, at worst, committed to a strategy of incremental change rather than abrupt action, such as a vote to completely overturn Roe v. Wade. More hopeful observers offer soothing reassurances that Roberts’ long-term interest in the institution of the Supreme Court will be a powerful moderating influence, both in the votes he casts and in the opinions he writes.” <Source>

So what might happen with the Court’s vote in an election challenge between President Trump and presidential candidate Joe Biden? A decision favoring President Trump would ensure the Court’s continued existence, as is, for at least another four years. In contrast, a Biden decision would open the Court to a radical change in the form of imposed term limits or a packed court with the addition of presidentially-appointed new justices. Both possible without a Constitutional Amendment given a Democrat majority in the Legislature and Executive branches of government.

Understanding the fundamental differences between conservatives and progressives …

Again, we return to Sowell and his book, “A Conflict of Visions,” which posits two ways of understanding the world: the constrained vision and the unconstrained vision.

The constrained vision most associated with conservatives and their reliance on objective data and logic…

“Sowell argues that the constrained vision relies heavily on belief that human nature is essentially unchanging and that man is naturally inherently self-interested, regardless of the best intentions. Those with a constrained vision prefer the systematic processes of the rule of law and experience of tradition. Compromise is essential because there are no ideal solutions, only trade-offs. Those with a constrained vision favor solid empirical evidence and time-tested structures and processes over intervention and personal experience. Ultimately, the constrained vision demands checks and balances and refuses to accept that all people could put aside their innate self-interest.”

And the unconstrained vision most associated with progressives and their fascination with morally superior elitists…

“Sowell argues that the unconstrained vision relies heavily on the belief that human nature is essentially good. Those with an unconstrained vision distrust decentralized processes and are impatient with large institutions and systemic processes that constrain human action. They believe there is an ideal solution to every problem, and that compromise is never acceptable. Collateral damage is merely the price of moving forward on the road to perfection. Sowell often refers to them as "the self anointed." Ultimately they believe that man is morally perfectible. Because of this, they believe that there exist some people who are further along the path of moral development, have overcome self-interest and are immune to the influence of power and therefore can act as surrogate decision-makers for the rest of society.”

In dealing with inequity, progressives look at both economic and racial inequality. They conclude that the problem lies not with nature or man but institutions that must be destroyed in the name of progress. Foolishly thinking, in the words of Sowell, “good things happen naturally, and bad things happen because institutions have made these things happen.”

So, in essence, we are locked in a struggle between those who want to destroy our existing constitutional constraints, the institutional checks, and balances based on data, logic, and historical experience in favor of a system that confers power on the so-called enlightened individuals, mainly academics and technocrats.

Coping with the new reality...

It's a trick: there is no such thing as a "new reality." Only the reality of "it is what it is."  Terrible things will continue to happen, maybe in your life or somewhere else in the world, but it is a fool's errand to accept that burden or fear a future that may not come true. A future that is almost always magnified and amplified in your imagination than in reality. 

Saw something upsetting in the media or on a social media platform, ignore it. The foolish will expose their foolishness over time, and it is not worth any investment in your time, effort, or emotion. Want to feel better, do something for someone less fortunate. As they say, you can't help everybody. Still, you certainly can make someone's life a little easier or better with the same amount of time, effort, and emotion you would spend lamenting that which you cannot change, even if it is as simple as donating your old clothes or unwanted stuff to someone who will appreciate it. 

Bottom line…

In the final analysis, perhaps the greatest contribution of Donald Trump to the nation is that he gave many of those in the GOP their balls back. 

Let us not forget one singularly crucial fact: the U.S. Constitution was created to protect our God-Given freedoms and unalienable rights and limit the federal government's power, NOT as an excuse to invent new rights or confer further power to the government.

Let us now return to our lives, a life of spirituality, love, family, friends, sports, art, and the fun of living in the greatest country in the world. Constantly reminding the political class that they represent and work for us and confident that "We the People" will serve as the ultimate check on tyrannical power when pushed hard enough.

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-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ELECTION DAY -- NOVEMBER 3, 2020 -- THE DIE HAS BEEN CAST

What more can I say?

If you haven’t voted yet, your singular vote, when added to your neighbor’s vote, may just preserve our nation. VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT – BECAUSE IT DOES!

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I-VOTED

Our soldiers died to protect our nation, our constitution, and our freedoms. Today, they stand a vigilant watch against our enemies. Voting is the least you can do to respect their sacrifices and present-day service. They did not give their lives and limbs for a party alien and hostile to America. They did not sacrifice for the politicians who want to fundamentally transform America and destroy our Constitution. They would look with abhorrence on those who would deny us our God-given freedoms and inalienable rights. 

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Do your duty -- VOTE and encourage others to vote. This may be the last time patriotic Americans can defeat tyranny at the ballot box.

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


STOP THE PROGRESSIVE CRAZINESS

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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


ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING: JUST THE BOTTOM LINE BEFORE YOU VOTE

GODBLESSAMERICA

A reader asked why so many prominent establishment individuals were willing to speak out against Trump...

One of the reasons you have so many establishment types arrayed against President Trump is because they are angry that Trump has ignored their advice, repudiated their views, and has ignored them into irrelevancy. Not to mention negated their influence and ability to earn a living by providing advice and selling access to the administration. Hence you have the Bush, Romney, and Rubio establishment Republicans hoping for a Biden win so they can reconstitute the establishment line to take back Congress in 2022 and the Presidency in 2024. 

Worth saying again... The time for subtlety is gone. Here is what a Biden/Harris Administration will look like…

(1)  MASSIVE IMMIGRATION WITHOUT MAJOR RESTRICTIONS FOR POVERTY, LITERACY, DISEASE, OR CRIME.

(2)  DESTRUCTION OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AS EVERYONE BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTHCARE.

(3)  DESTRUCTION OF OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM AS ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE GIVEN PARTICIPATION RIGHTS WITHOUT WORK CREDIT.

(4)  DESTRUCTION OF OUR ECONOMIC SYSTEM AS OUR CURRENCY IS DEVALUED AND OUR INVESTMENTS DECLINE IN VALUE.

(5)  NO LEGAL METHOD TO REDRESS OUR GRIEVANCES UNDER A SYSTEM CONTROLLED BY ONE PARTY.

(6)  INCREASING SENIOR SUICIDES.

(7)  RAMPANT CRIME

IS THAT ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO VOTE … AND GET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE TO VOTE?

 

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


AN EXAMPLE OF EVIL ENERGY MONGERS

I read this piece forwarded by a reader and quickly realized it was a disgusting hit piece…

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Excerpts from…

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Who Will Create The Most Jobs For Pennsylvania, Biden Or Trump?

November 1st, 2020 by Steve Hanley

During the last presidential debate, Joe Biden made a commitment to transitioning America away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy. Some observers thought that was a mistake, particularly for battleground states like Pennsylvania, which has a large oil and gas industry operating within its borders. The current temporary occupant of the Oval Office likes to snarl about making America great again but what he really wants is to drag America backward to 100 years ago when John D. Rockefeller was creating the foundations for the US oil and gas industries.

20,000 Lies And Counting

That should be an easy question to answer since he has told more than 20,000 lies since taking office in 2017 but when it’s your job that’s on the line, people vote their own personal interest rather than what may be best for society. So let’s examine those claims and see whether they stand up to scrutiny.

Much of the discussion comes down to unions. Citing statistics supplied by the US Department of Labor, Reuters says 18% of workers in the oil and gas industries are members of a union while only 4% of workers in renewable energy jobs are union members. Also, the number of workers needed to keep a solar or wind farm operational after is it built is typically lower than the number needed to keep the oil and gas industry functioning. On the other hand, boom and bust cycles are the norm in the fossil fuel industry. Workers making a 6 figure income today often find themselves in the unemployment line tomorrow.

[OCS: The Democrat Party is supported by the unions and has promised to unionize America with card-check and the elimination of “right to work” state regulations. Unions donate the vast majority and provide support to the Democrats. So it is intellectually dishonest to point to the unions in this manner.]

So the question comes down to, who do you trust to protect American workers during a time of transition — president trump who never reads anything (in fact, he may well be illiterate and unable to read the briefing materials he is supplied with every day), or Joe Biden, a man who can take time out of his presidential campaign to help a young boy who stutters?

[OCS: Compare the near-zero accomplishments in 47-years of a corrupt Joe Biden who constantly lies about everything and is cognitively impaired to the point that he can’t deliver a coherent sentence after speaking for any length of time with the 3-years of major achievements of President Trump. Compare the costs of failed power policy and the fact that both solar and wind are expensive, unreliable, and cannot meet the energy demands of a modern industrial nation.]

[OCS: Who is the fool that wrote this crap?]

Steve Hanley writes about the interface between technology and sustainability from his home in Florida, or anywhere else the Singularity may lead him. Steve is passionate about social justice, progressive principles, and infusing every article with a good dose of humor. Don’t miss out on the fun! You can follow Steve on Twitter, but not on any social media platforms run by evil overlords like Facebook.

[OCS: Who is the fool that edits this crap?]

Zach Shahan is tryin’ to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director, chief editor, and CEO.

Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao.

[OCS: Both men, and I assume they self-identify as men, are biased from the jump and apparently willing to sacrifice lives in Pennsylvania for their Marxist utopia.]

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Bottom line…

I can only pray that the citizens of Pennsylvania can see through this type of biased bullshit.

VOTE-GOP-AMERICA

We are so screwed.

-- steve

BidenHarris


“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 CLOCK IS TICKING ON YOUR FREEDOM

GODBLESSAMERICA

The time for subtlety is gone. Here is what a Biden/Harris Administration will look like…

(1)  MASSIVE IMMIGRATION WITHOUT MAJOR RESTRICTIONS FOR POVERTY, LITERACY, DISEASE, OR CRIME.

(2)  DESTRUCTION OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AS EVERYONE BECOMES ELIGIBLE FOR HEALTHCARE.

(3)  DESTRUCTION OF OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM AS ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE GIVEN PARTICIPATION RIGHTS WITHOUT WORK CREDIT.

(4)  DESTRUCTION OF OUR ECONOMIC SYSTEM AS OUR CURRENCY IS DEVALUED AND OUR INVESTMENTS DECLINE IN VALUE.

(5)  NO LEGAL METHOD TO REDRESS OUR GRIEVANCES UNDER A SYSTEM CONTROLLED BY ONE PARTY.

(6)  INCREASING SENIOR SUICIDES.

(7)  RAMPANT CRIME

IS THAT ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR POWER TO VOTE … AND GET LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE TO VOTE?

 

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