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UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN CALIFORNIA

I asked the Governor’s office where Governor Gavin Newsolini derives the power to decide which businesses and individuals are essential in California and why no government agency or employee is non-essential. The answer was to ask Dr. Mark Ghaly, the Secretary of California’s Health and Human Services.

Based in Sacramento, the California Health and Human Services Agency is the state agency tasked with administration and oversight of "state and federal programs for health care, social services, public assistance and rehabilitation" in California. It does not appear that they are able to respond to generalized questions. It also appears that Dr. Ghaly is a South Pasadena, California pediatrician/politician/bureaucrat with experience in organizations that deal with the government’s provision of healthcare or in public health advocacy. He is not a virologist, and epidemiologist, nor is he an economist. It should come as no surprise that Dr. Ghaly is on the board of the California Healthcare Exchange which powers “Covered California.

His wife, Christina, appears to hold a similar local position. as the Director for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services which supervises and oversees operations of DHS’ directly operated delivery system, including four hospitals and a network of standalone community clinics. She also provides supervision of the following DHS divisions: Finance, Office of Patient Access, Performance Improvement, Nursing Affairs, and Planning & Data Analytics.

Someday soon, I hope I will get an answer.

ALERT

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ELECTION 2020: A SUPREME BLACK DAY FOR AMERICA

Welcome to Day + 39 -- a black day for America and the day the United States Supreme Court decided to reject saving America in favor of a corrupt, cognitively-impaired presumptive President.

A presumptive President possibly compromised by one of America’s greatest enemies, Communist China, and who will be unlikely to finish his term in office – leaving us with an ignorant, incompetent radical communist sympathizer, Kamala Harris, as the President of the United States.

With a majority in the House of Representatives and Representatives like Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on the Intelligence Committee, and Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein in positions of authority, it is unlikely that anyone will be held accountable for their criminal activities since the Clinton-era.

The only long-shots we have is to win the two Senate runoff races in Georgia and that some Representatives may feel vulnerable to a 2022 challenge and either switch parties (unlikely) or elect Kevin McCarthy as the Speaker of the House (unlikely) as a stopgap measure to curtail further corruption and criminal behavior. The sole bright spot is that “We the People” may exert more influence on our Representatives in 2022. Possibly with cleaner elections.

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Supreme Court rejects States of Texas lawsuit … a last-ditch attempt to protect the nation from power-mad lawless Democrats.

Despite 17 states wanting to file amicus curiae briefs, six states wanting to join the suit, the President wanting to join the suit, and a plea from 106 legislators to take the case, the Supreme Court claimed that the State of Texas lacked standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution. An amazing finding in light of the Court’s prior torturing of the Constitution to invent non-existent individual rights or to uphold clearly unconstitutional matters. Spare me any further waffling from Chief Justice John Roberts on preserving the integrity and public opinion of the Court.

The simple truth is that the Court appears to be afraid of making a historic ruling – right or wrong – or, more likely, they fear the mainstream media and their standing on the Washington cocktail/dinner circuit.

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The only high point of my day came from Senator Ted Cruz (T-TX), the attorney who would have argued the Texas case before the Supreme Court…

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Even a self-proclaimed Hollywood D-list progressive socialist Democrat celebrity who was excoriated for holding up a replica of a bloody severed Donald Trump head lives better than 99.9% of most people…

The despicable red-headed witch, Kathy Griffin, sold her Bel Air mansion for $14 million and downsized to an $8.8 million home in Malibu. No wonder she is a shill for progressive socialist causes, she is immune from the day-to-day consequences of the taxes, rules, regulations, and restrictions she advocates to be imposed on you.

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Will the Supreme Court stand with the Constitution when the radicals take over?

Election was 'do or die moment' for America, Biden says; Harris vows 'reckoning on racial justice'

Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris say a “reckoning on racial justice” is the first order of business now that Americans passed a “do or die moment” during the 2020 election.

“We’re at a moment where we’re being confronted by many crises that have converged,” Ms. Harris replied. “We’re talking about a public health crisis. We are in the midst of an economic crisis, a long-overdue reckoning on racial injustice, and a climate crisis. We got a lot of things we need to handle and we multi-task to address them all.” <Source>

Will the United States Supreme Court stand up for the Constitution to protect “We the People” from extreme radicalism that is guaranteed to destroy our sovereignty, convey citizenship at little or no cost to illegal aliens, destroy Social Security and Medicare, radically alter healthcare for senior citizens, and continue to use real or imagined crises to accrete power?

As for that “overdue reckoning on racial injustice,” will the Court rule on punishing individuals or organizations for a crime they did not commit or actions they did not take or endorse, making criminal and civil penalties collective without particularity or specificity, imposing taxes without the consent of the governed, redefining historical eras as being guilty of a crime, and selectively choosing and rewarding non-victims, and a plethora of other constitutional issues?

The Court, acting under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts, refused to hear a case that would have clearly stopped the State of Pennsylvania, and by extension several other states, from rigging the election by unconstitutional actions. Now, they refuse to hear the Texas case that would have remedied this injustice to “We the People.” Moreover,  they are responsible for bringing lawlessness to our post-constitutional republic – if "republic" is even the right word to use for a progressive socialist democrat oligarchy.

Bottom line…

We are well and truly screwed.

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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


PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS WANT TO SEE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEAD OR INJURED

Welcome to Day + 38 …

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Nothing much is happening on the surface, but that does not stop the progressives from using Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to disparage the participants…

From Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton:

“Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Utah have formally joined Texas in its Supreme Court suit against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—four battleground states who ran illegal and unconstitutional elections. The joining states agree with Texas: the defendant states exploited the COVID-19 pandemic to justify unlawfully enacting last-minute changes and ignoring both federal and state election laws, thus skewing the results of the 2020 General Election.” <Source>

The progressives are continuing to use Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals to disparage their opposition…

Erick Erickson: Ken Paxton, facing FBI probe, 'would love' a presidential pardon

Influential conservative commentator Erick Erickson says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s “absurd” lawsuit against the results of the 2020 election could be more about staying on President Trump’s good side and scoring a presidential pardon than anything else.

Mr. Erickson said the attorneys general from other states that have rallied behind the legal push “are willing to beclown themselves and their states all to get in good with the losing presidential candidate.”

“Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, is under a federal investigation and would love a presidential pardon,” Mr. Erickson said in his daily email blast. “His lawsuit is just more performative leg humping by someone desperate to curry favor with President Trump.” <Source>


Pennsylvania AG calls Ted Cruz a 'sad sack' after Trump asks for his help in Texas lawsuit

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (D) called Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) a “sad sack” after President Trump asked him to argue Texas’s election lawsuit to the Supreme Court.

During an interview on CNN, Chris Cuomo asked Shapiro what he thought of Cruz reportedly agreeing to argue the case to the Supreme Court, should the court decide to hear it.

"He has proven himself to be neither a genius in the law or a genius, frankly, in terms of an EQ,” Shapiro said of Cruz. “He is a sad sack.” <Source>


From Michigan:

Michigan’s Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision refused to hear a lawsuit that alleged electoral malfeasance and requested the Court take possession of all election-related materials including ballots, poll books, and equipment to preserve evidence while the legislature investigates allegations of fraud, audit the vote, and “finish its constitutionally-mandated work to pick Michigan's electors.”

The Court clearly wanted to side-step the matter, noting, “I do not think it is an appropriate exercise of this Court’s discretion to prolong the uncertainty over the legal status of this election’s outcome. This Court routinely chooses not to hear cases which raise interesting and unsettled legal questions in the abstract when we conclude the case would be a poor practical vehicle for addressing those questions. I consider it imprudent to hear this matter, a conclusion only amplified by my view that it is irresponsible to continue holding out the possibility of a judicial solution to a political dispute that needs to be resolved with finality.” 

Your funny for today…

It appears that former President Barack Obama is complaining that his connection with conservative Americans was disrupted by Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

"I ended up getting enormous support in these pretty conservative, rural, largely white communities when I was a senator, and that success was repeated when I ran for president in the first race in Iowa," Obama said during a discussion at PEN America's virtual gala on Tuesday evening.”

"By my second year in office, I’m not sure if I could make that same connection, because now those same people are filtering me through Fox News and Rush Limbaugh and an entire right-wing or conservative media infrastructure that was characterizing me in a way that suggested I looked down on those folks or had nothing in common with them," he added.” <Source>

As a constitutional conservative, I seem to remember it had something to do with communism, corruption, cronyism, Clinton, never-ending scandals, and an un-American viewpoint.

In other news…

It is one thing to be ignorant, but quite another to be deliberately and maliciously a proponent of progressive and un-American policies that favor criminals over victims…

George Gascón was a disaster as a Soros-funded District Attorney in San Francisco, and now that city is in ruins, he has moved on to become the Soros-funded Los Angeles County District Attorney…

In the name and rhetoric of “reimagining” criminal prosecutions in Los Angeles County:

Gascón will no longer seek the death penalty for even the most heinous of crimes because he believes it is biased toward class and minority discrimination.

Gascón will no longer charge juveniles as adults even though a juvenile can easily commit murder and mayhem. Thus giving a pass to gangs that use underage children as enforcers and hitmen.

Gascón will not file nor prosecute "first-time misdemeanor offenses associated with poverty and mental health." His office will not contest the release of anyone in those categories that are currently incarcerated.

Gascón is implementing a “no bail” or “bail based upon your ability to pay” even though the purpose of bail is to keep the bad guys in jail or guarantee their court appearance.

Gascón will no longer seek sentence enhancements for firearm use during a crime or gang membership. Gascón has pledged to review thousands of cases that used sentence enhancement. Except, Gascón is likely to charge law-abiding citizens who use a firearm in self-defense.

Gascón has promised to review thousands of old “use of force” cases and re-open the ones he believes were decided incorrectly.

The City and County of Los Angeles, ruled by a cabal of self-righteous, ideologically-driven progressive socialist Democrat zealots, is quickly morphing into another fully dysfunctional city like New York, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Flint, and many others.

…or promulgates an un-constitutional, anti-self-defense law like the one added to the City of Dublin, California’s Municipal Code…

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Title 5 – Public Welfare
Chapter 5.89 -- Safe Firearm Storage

No person shall keep a firearm within any residence unless the firearm is stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock.

Exceptions for peace officers, individuals carrying the firearm in accordance with applicable law.     

If you think you can control your own behavior in your own private residence, think again.

Idiotically, the measure “seeks to curb access to firearms by children and other unauthorized individuals” -- as a “public health and safety” measure seeking to curb unintentional shootings by children and suicides, particularly youth suicides."

There will always be those curious children or those with malicious intent that will find a way to defeat any safeguards surrounding a forbidden object or simply steal a weapon from a less-hardened target. As for suicide, the ways are too numerous and inventive to describe. I personally know one individual, now living a happier, productive life as a gay man, that was accidentally caught by a security guard before they could throw themselves off a multi-story building on a college campus.

One might ask, are these efforts simply well-intentioned acts of misguided progressive politicians, or are they something more sinister like a concerted effort to disarm law-abiding citizens and render them powerless before a tyrannical state? Or, as we have recently seen, powerless against ideologically-driven mobs whipped into a frenzy by partisan activists and professional and trained agitators?

In these days of Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and the Democrat's wholesale dumping of criminals into our communities, what other conclusions can you draw?

Hey! Gascón, speaking of justice and the death penalty…

Boo effin’ Hoo…

“The U.S. government executed Brandon Bernard by lethal injection Thursday, despite nationwide outcry and last-minute appeals to have his execution halted.”

“Tonight, those of us who love Brandon Bernard — and we are many — are full of righteous anger and deep sadness at the actions of the federal government in taking his life,” said Robert C. Owen, Bernard’s attorney. Brandon’s life mattered. To us, his legal team; to his two beautiful and talented daughters; to his mother, brother, and sister; and to the countless people around the country who came to know him and his story in recent weeks." <Source>

"I pray that even in his death, Brandon will advance his commitment to helping others by moving us closer to a time when this country does not pointlessly and maliciously kill young Black men who pose no threat to anyone, when we hold prosecutors to the highest standards of integrity in every case, and when our leaders exercise their moral authority where it is needed," Robert Owen wrote. "We were proud to call Brandon our client and our friend, and we will miss him greatly." <Source> [OCS: Owens is a douchebag – this is not a young black man who posed no threat to anyone – this was a vicious killer who tortured, killed, and then burned his victims, one still alive.]

Sorry, my sympathy is with the victims, one of which was deliberately burned alive…

“Brandon Bernard and his accomplices brutally murdered two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley, on a military reservation in 1999. After Todd Bagley agreed to give a ride to several of Bernard’s accomplices, they pointed a gun at him, forced him and Stacie into the trunk of their car, and drove the couple around for hours while attempting to steal their money and pawn Stacie’s wedding ring.  While locked in the trunk, the couple spoke with their abductors about God and pleaded for their lives.  The abductors eventually parked on the Fort Hood military reservation, where Bernard and another accomplice doused the car with lighter fluid as the couple, still locked in the trunk, sang and prayed.  After Stacie said, “Jesus loves you,” and ‘Jesus, take care of us’ one of the accomplices shot both Todd and Stacie in the head—killing Todd and knocking Stacie unconscious.  Bernard then lit the car on fire, killing Stacie through smoke inhalation.” <Source> [OCS: There was no proof Stacie was unconscious when she was deliberately burned alive! If there is any“righteous anger and deep sadness at the actions of the federal government in taking his life, it should be that they should have executed this animal years ago. “We the People” have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It is ok to feel sorry for his relatives, but he chose his path knowing right from wrong. Had this crime occurred today in Gascón’s California, it probably would have brought celebrity status, a book deal, and a movie contract for executing those evil, right-wing evangelical Christians. ]

Bottom line…

Am I the only one who believes that the progressive socialist democrats, in reality, communists, want to further divide America along racial lines with their Marxist clap-trap like Critical Race Theory, class warfare, and intersectional sexual politics to bring about a revolution for the purposes of grabbing authoritarian control of America?

For those who are quick to scream “right-wing conspiracy theory,” have we not witnessed, along with sworn testimony and documentary evidence, the subversion of our major intelligence and law enforcement agencies by left-wing Marxist zealots like former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and their fellow travelers?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2020 ELECTION: THE MOST IMPORTANT COURT CASE OF OUR TIME

Welcome to Day +37 -- No matter the status of any lawsuit challenging the 2020 Presidential election, the Trump Presidency ends on January 20, 2021.

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There are only two POSSIBLE paths left to affect the outcome of the 2020 election…

(1)  State Legislatures. Using the provisions of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution that provides, “Each state shall appoint, in such manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress.” Essentially, the individual state legislatures can override the will of the people as expressed in the popular vote to choose electors to bring about the outcome they desire. Because election officials and courts ignored the laws created by the state legislatures, they should take official notice of the illegal acts and any disclosed fraud and order electors to cast their votes for Donald Trump or refrain from voting.

(2)  United States Supreme Court. The Court can provide remedies ranging from state decertification to ordering the states to take control over their electors Of course, the cowards in the Supreme Court could refuse to stand up for America and all Americans by ignoring the case or do nothing suggesting the individual states have their own remedies rooted in the Constitution’s electors clause (Article II, Section 1, Clause 2).

Cutting through the crap…

To successfully bring a legal action before the court, one, you need to prove that the court’s jurisdiction is proper and they have jurisdiction over the defendants; two, you need to prove you have “standing” before the court by proving that you have a legitimate connection to the matter being adjudicated; three, you must be able to show some form of tangible harm; and four, the court is capable of providing a remedy.

The Great State of Texas is requesting that the U.S. Supreme Court hear a case brought by Texas against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of Georgia. the State of Michigan, and the State of Wisconsin  “challenging their administration of the 2020 presidential election.”

Seventeen other states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia, and the President of the United States have requested the Court’s permission to join the lawsuit.

(1) Texas, as a State, obviously has the standing to bring this lawsuit and can bypass all of the lower courts by claiming this is a matter between the states and the Supreme Court alone has “original jurisdiction,”

(2) Texas claims that its citizens are hurt by the actions in other states that disenfranchise or dilute their vote and that Texas, as a state is also harmed because the Vice President is a crucial tie-breaker in matters affecting the states.

The structure of the Electoral College provides that each State is allocated a certain number of presidential electors depending upon that State’s representation in Congress and that each State must abide by constitutional requirements in the appointment of its Electors.

When the elections in one State violate those requirements in a presidential election, the interests of the citizens in other States are harmed.


While Americans likely care more about who is elected President, the States have a distinct interest in who is elected Vice President and thus who can cast the tiebreaking vote in the Senate.

Through that interest, States suffer an Article III injury when another State violates federal law to affect the outcome of a presidential election. This injury is particularly acute in 2020, where a Senate majority often will hang on the Vice President’s tie-breaking vote because of the nearly equal—and, depending on the outcome of Georgia run-off elections in January, possibly equal— balance between political parties. Quite simply, it is vitally important to the States who becomes Vice President.

In addition to standing for their own injuries, States can assert parens patriae standing for their citizens who are presidential electors. Like legislators, presidential electors assert “legislative injury” whenever allegedly improper actions deny them a working majority.

The detailed excerpts…

NATURE OF THE ACTION

1. Plaintiff State challenges Defendant States’ administration of the 2020 election under the Electors Clause of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

2. This case presents a question of law: Did Defendant States violate the Electors Clause (or, in the alternative, the Fourteenth Amendment) by taking—or allowing—non-legislative actions to change the election rules that would govern the appointment of presidential electors?

3. Those unconstitutional changes opened the door to election irregularities in various forms. Plaintiff State alleges that each of the Defendant States flagrantly violated constitutional rules governing the appointment of presidential electors. In doing so, seeds of deep distrust have been sown across the country. In the spirit of Marbury v. Madison, this Court’s attention is profoundly needed to declare what the law is and to restore public trust in this election.

4. As Justice Gorsuch observed recently, “Government is not free to disregard the [Constitution] in times of crisis. … Yet recently, during the COVID pandemic, certain States seem to have ignored these long-settled principles.” Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Cuomo, 592 U.S. ____ (2020) (Gorsuch, J., concurring). This case is no different.

5. Each of Defendant States acted in a common pattern. State officials, sometimes through pending litigation (e.g., settling “friendly” suits) and sometimes unilaterally by executive fiat, announced new rules for the conduct of the 2020 election that were inconsistent with existing state statutes defining what constitutes a lawful vote.

6. Defendant States also failed to segregate ballots in a manner that would permit accurate analysis to determine which ballots were cast in conformity with the legislatively set rules and which were not. This is especially true of the mail-in ballots in these States. By waiving, lowering, and otherwise failing to follow the state statutory requirements for signature validation and other processes for ballot security, the entire body of such ballots is now constitutionally suspect and may not be legitimately used to determine allocation of the Defendant States’ presidential electors.

7. The rampant lawlessness arising out of Defendant States’ unconstitutional acts is described in a number of currently pending lawsuits in Defendant States or in public view including:

• Dozens of witnesses testifying under oath about: the physical blocking and kicking out of Republican poll challengers; thousands of the same ballots run multiple times through tabulators; mysterious late night dumps of thousands of ballots at tabulation centers; illegally backdating thousands of ballots; signature verification procedures ignored; more than 173,000 ballots in the Wayne County, MI center that cannot be tied to a registered voter;

• Videos of: poll workers erupting in cheers as poll challengers are removed from vote counting centers; poll watchers being blocked from entering vote counting centers—despite even having a court order to enter; suitcases full of ballots being pulled out from underneath tables after poll watchers were told to leave.

• Facts for which no independently verified reasonable explanation yet exists: On October 1, 2020, in Pennsylvania a laptop and several USB drives, used to program Pennsylvania’s Dominion voting machines, were mysteriously stolen from a warehouse in Philadelphia. The laptop and the USB drives were the only items taken, and potentially could be used to alter vote tallies; In Michigan, which also employed the same Dominion voting system, on November 4, 2020, Michigan election officials have admitted that a purported “glitch” caused 6,000 votes for President Trump to be wrongly switched to Democrat Candidate Biden. A flash drive containing tens of thousands of votes was left unattended in the Milwaukee tabulations center in the early morning hours of Nov. 4, 2020, without anyone aware it was not in a proper chain of custody.

8. Nor was this Court immune from the blatant disregard for the rule of law. Pennsylvania itself played fast and loose with its promise to this Court. In a classic bait and switch, Pennsylvania used guidance from its Secretary of State to argue that this Court should not expedite review because the State would segregate potentially unlawful ballots. A court of law would reasonably rely on such a representation. Remarkably, before the ink was dry on the Court’s 4- 4 decision, Pennsylvania changed that guidance, breaking the State’s promise to this Court. Compare Republican Party of Pa. v. Boockvar, No. 20-542, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 5188, at *5-6 (Oct. 28, 2020) (“we have been informed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General that the Secretary of the Commonwealth issued guidance today directing county boards of elections to segregate [late-arriving] ballots”) (Alito, J., concurring) with Republican Party v. Boockvar, No. 20A84, 2020 U.S. LEXIS 5345, at *1 (Nov. 6, 2020) (“this Court was not informed that the guidance issued on October 28, which had an important bearing on the question whether to order special treatment of the ballots in question, had been modified”) (Alito, J., Circuit Justice).

9. Expert analysis using a commonly accepted statistical test further raises serious questions as to the integrity of this election.

10. The probability of former Vice President Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States—Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin—independently given President Trump’s early lead in those States as of 3 a.m. on November 4, 2020, is less than one in a quadrillion, or 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000. For former Vice President Biden to win these four States collectively, the odds of that event happening decrease to less than one in a quadrillion to the fourth power (i.e., 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,0004). See Decl. of Charles J. Cicchetti, Ph.D. (“Cicchetti Decl.”) at ¶¶ 14-21, 30-31. See App. 4a-7a, 9a.

11. The same less than one in a quadrillion statistical improbability of Mr. Biden winning the popular vote in the four Defendant States—Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin— independently exists when Mr. Biden’s performance in each of those Defendant States is compared to former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s performance in the 2016 general election and President Trump’s performance in the 2016 and 2020 general elections. Again, the statistical improbability of Mr. Biden winning the popular vote in these four States collectively is 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,0005. Id. 10-13, 17-21, 30-31.

12. Put simply, there is substantial reason to doubt the voting results in the Defendant States.

13. By purporting to waive or otherwise modify the existing state law in a manner that was wholly ultra vires and not adopted by each state’s legislature, Defendant States violated not only the Electors Clause, U.S. CONST. art. II, § 1, cl. 2, but also the Elections Clause, id. art. I, § 4 (to the extent that the Article I Elections Clause textually applies to the Article II process of selecting presidential electors).

14. Plaintiff States and their voters are entitled to a presidential election in which the votes from each of the states are counted only if the ballots are cast and counted in a manner that complies with the pre-existing laws of each state. See Anderson v. Celebrezze, 460 U.S. 780, 795 (1983) (“for the President and the Vice President of the United States are the only elected officials who represent all the voters in the Nation.”). Voters who cast lawful ballots cannot have their votes diminished by states that administered their 2020 presidential elections in a manner where it is impossible to distinguish a lawful ballot from an unlawful ballot.

15. The number of absentee and mail-in ballots that have been handled unconstitutionally in Defendant States greatly exceeds the difference between the vote totals of the two candidates for President of the United States in each Defendant State.

16. In addition to injunctive relief for this election, Plaintiff State seeks declaratory relief for all presidential elections in the future. This problem is clearly capable of repetition yet evading review. The integrity of our constitutional democracy requires that states conduct presidential elections in accordance with the rule of law and federal constitutional guarantees.

The legal basis for what is being requested…

COUNT I: ELECTORS CLAUSE

129. The Electors Clause of Article II, Section 1, Clause 2, of the Constitution makes clear that only the legislatures of the States are permitted to determine the rules for appointing presidential electors. The pertinent rules here are the state election statutes, specifically those relevant to the presidential election.

130. Non-legislative actors lack authority to amend or nullify election statutes. Bush II, 531 U.S. at 104 (quoted supra).

COUNT II: EQUAL PROTECTION

135. The Equal Protection Clause prohibits the use of differential standards in the treatment and tabulation of ballots within a State. Bush II, 531 U.S. at 107.

136. The one-person, one-vote principle requires counting valid votes and not counting invalid votes. Reynolds, 377 U.S. at 554-55; Bush II, 531 U.S. at 103 (“the votes eligible for inclusion in the certification are the votes meeting the properly established legal requirements”).

137. The actions set out in Paragraphs 66-73 (Georgia), 80-93 (Michigan), 44-55 (Pennsylvania), and 106-24 (Wisconsin) created differential voting standards in Defendant States Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.

139. By the shared enterprise of the entire nation electing the President and Vice President, equal protection violations in one State can and do adversely affect and diminish the weight of votes cast in States that lawfully abide by the election structure set forth in the Constitution. Plaintiff State is therefore harmed by this unconstitutional conduct in violation of the Equal Protection or Due Process Clauses.

COUNT III: DUE PROCESS

141. When election practices reach “the point of patent and fundamental unfairness,” the integrity of the election itself violates substantive due process.

142. Under this Court’s precedents on procedural due process, not only intentional failure to follow election law as enacted by a State’s legislature but also random and unauthorized acts by state election officials and their designees in local government can violate the Due Process Clause. The difference between intentional acts and random and unauthorized acts is the degree of pre-deprivation review.

143. Defendant States acted unconstitutionally to lower their election standards— including to allow invalid ballots to be counted and valid ballots to not be counted—with the express intent to favor their candidate for President and to alter the out come of the 2020 election. In many instances these actions occurred in areas having a history of election fraud.

What remedy Texas is requesting…

PRAYER FOR RELIEF

WHEREFORE, Plaintiff States respectfully request that this Court issue the following relief:

A. Declare that Defendant States Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin
administered the 2020 presidential election in violation of the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

B. Declare that any electoral college votes cast by such presidential electors appointed in Defendant States Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin are in violation of the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and cannot be counted.

C. Enjoin Defendant States’ use of the 2020 election results for the Office of President to appoint presidential electors to the Electoral College.

D. Enjoin Defendant States’ use of the 2020 election results for the Office of President to appoint presidential electors to the Electoral College and authorize, pursuant to the Court’s remedial authority, the Defendant States to conduct a special election to appoint presidential electors.

E. If any of Defendant States have already appointed presidential electors to the Electoral College using the 2020 election results, direct such States’ legislatures, pursuant to 3 U.S.C. § 2 and U.S. CONST. art. II, § 1, cl. 2, to appoint a new set of presidential electors in a manner that does not violate the Electors Clause and the Fourteenth Amendment, or to appoint no presidential electors at all.

F. Enjoin the Defendant States from certifying presidential electors or otherwise meeting for purposes of the electoral college pursuant to 3 U.S.C. § 5, 3 U.S.C. § 7, or applicable law pending further order of this Court.

G. Award costs to Plaintiff State.

H. Grant such other relief as the Court deems just and proper.

Bottom line…

Let us not forget that this whole mess is attributable to Chief Justice John Roberts in ruling with the Court's liberals not to intervene in the first Pennsylvania case where the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling demanding that Pennsylvania follow the Constitution and Pennsylvania State law. 

This is probably one of the most important court cases in the history of the United States as it decides whether or not our Constitution is valid and holds supremacy over State actions. It is also a bulwark between capitalism and socialism. If this case is heard by the Court, oral arguments will be presented by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) who has ably argued before the Court nine times.

You do not need to read the entire case, but you should be familiar with its provisions.

Let us pray that the United States Supreme Court has the integrity to do what is right for America and all Americans.

-- 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


IT IS TIME TO INVESTIGATE ADAM (PIECE OF) SCHIFF ON SWALWELL SPYGATE

Unbelievable, whether or not Swalwell slept with a Chinese Communist spy may be a “classified” matter… You know, like the “classified” evidence Schiff and Swalwell claimed to prove Trump colluded with Russia.

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It appears that the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff -- appointed to the sensitive position by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- knew that House Representative Eric Swalwell had a close relationship with a Communist Chinese Spy.

So what did he do with that information, and why were the minority members of the House Intelligence  Committee not briefed?

How was Eric Swalwell not stopped from running for the Presidency of the United States in 2020?

Why did the FBI not pull Swalwell's security clearance?

It appears that Democrats are trying desperately to find Republicans who interacted with Chinese spies. Will China compromise its spying information to implicate a Republican?

Where is the media vetting of Swalwell, Schiff, Pelosi, and the rest of the progressive socialist democrats?

Bottom line…

We are screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

“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 ELECTION: LIES AND SPIES

Welcome to Day +36 …

Tonight at the witching hour of midnight, Congress must accept any electoral results that have been certified and with no pending legal issues before the so-called “Safe Harbor” deadline.

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Supreme Court says, “We can’t hear you.”

In a terse, one-sentence order, the Supreme Court rejected Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly’s request to intervene in the Pennsylvania election and decertify the results on constitutional grounds. Not one justice dissented or commented on the order.

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While the case could have been accepted by Associate Justice Alito acting alone, he punted the issue to the full Court as would be proper in a case of this magnitude. Two additional cases involving Pennsylvania are pending before the Court.

The last-minute filing from the State of Texas against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to prohibit them from casting their electoral votes for Biden. The suit requests the Supreme Court to act on the matter as a court of “original jurisdiction” rather than rule on a case from a lower court. And a  second case from the Republican Party that rests on procedural and constitutional grounds, which the Court refused to fast-track.

One must wonder how far the Court will go to protect the integrity of our Republic, or are they content to tinker with expanding the federal government’s power and unconstitutionally interfering in matters with our culture. Usurping the rights of the states and the rights of “We the People?”

The Texas lawsuit appears to be the most credible, well-drafted,  and practical challenge to Joe Biden’s dubious victory. It does not require the minutiae of individual complaints or court actions to prevail. 

Intentional suffering brought to you by the Democrat Party…

There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that Nancy Pelosi deliberately, and with malice towards Donald Trump aforethought, held up coronavirus financial relief and the FDA processing of vaccine approvals. Primarily by inserting non-coronavirus measures such as bailing out unfunded pension obligations and other unnecessary pork into funding legislation full-well-knowing that such spending would not pass the Senate or be vetoed by the President. And by whispering in the ears of the regulatory agencies.

WATCH: Nancy Pelosi admits she blocked COVID relief bill for months

"That's OK now because we have a new president," Pelosi said about negotiations for the stimulus bill, a process she has refused to engage in for months.

"Don't characterize what we did before as a mistake as a preface to your question if you want an answer," Pelosi said. "That was not a mistake it was a decision and it has taken us to a place where we can the right thing without other shall we say, considerations in the legislation that we don't want. I'm very proud of where we are."

The HEROES Act, costing some $2.2 trillion, would have been the second round of coronavirus stimulus for the American people, but it was held up in Congress because Pelosi would not negotiate the terms of that bill with the White House. She repeatedly blamed Trump for not stooping to her terms, and now, it turns out, that her reasons were primarily that she was never willing to capitulate anything.

In fact, Pelosi is now saying that she will accept even less of the package than Trump was offering. Trump's offer was about $1.6 trillion. Pelosi and her Democrats are now willing to take $900 billion or so. The stand-off with the White House was partisan maneuvering, and on Friday, Pelosi basically said so. <Source>

Color versus competence…

If you wonder how “moderate” and “mainstream” a President Joe Biden may be, just consider his recent cabinet nominations, many of whom are hard-core radicals, racists, and members of the un-American Congressional Black Caucus or the Democratic Socialists of America. It is amazing how many of these nominees are scrubbing their social media accounts or embellishing their entries in Wikipedia to remove controversial matters.

Even worse…

We hear little or nothing about the Communist Chinese attempt to influence U.S. politicians, technology moguls, entertainment, and educational resources to promote China’s interests over those of the United States. Pretty much why Joe Biden and his family may represent a national security threat. Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, has briefed both the House and the Senate Intelligence Agencies on the issue, yet we hear nothing about this existential threat to America. In fact, House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff tried his best to limit the exposure of the Hunter Biden involvement in Ukraine politics while attempting to impeach President Donald Trump. Little was done about the Chinese spy who was embedded in Democrat Diane Feinstein’s office for almost twenty years while she served on various military and intelligence committees. Nobody asked why the spy was given retirement instead of a jail sentence. Biden is surrounded by Marists and Communists who may be sympathetic to China and other totalitarian regimes. And yet, the Democrats do nothing. Is that because they are so heavily infiltrated by our enemies?

Consider this scenario that DNI Ratcliffe posed in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece.

“Consider this scenario: A Chinese-owned manufacturing facility in the U.S. employs several thousand Americans. One day, the plant’s union leader is approached by a representative of the Chinese firm. The businessman explains that the local congresswoman is taking a hard-line position on legislation that runs counter to Beijing’s interests—even though it has nothing to do with the industry the company is involved in—and says the union leader must urge her to shift positions or the plant and all its jobs will soon be gone.

The union leader contacts his congresswoman and indicates that his members won’t support her re-election without a change in position. He tells himself he’s protecting his members, but in that moment he’s doing China’s bidding, and the congresswoman is being influenced by China, whether she realizes it or not.” <Source>

It is not beyond belief and may have already happened. One can easily remember the amount of Communist Chinese washing through both Clinton campaigns.

Now consider the Axios article that connects the dots… 

Remember Democrat California Representative Eric Swalwell, the number two antagonist of President Trump on Adam Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee and the man who ran for President in 2020?

Exclusive: Suspected Chinese spy targeted California politicians

A suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency between 2011 and 2015, Axios found in a yearlong investigation.

Through campaign fundraising, extensive networking, personal charisma, and romantic or sexual relationships with at least two Midwestern mayors, Fang was able to gain proximity to political power, according to current and former U.S. intelligence officials and one former elected official.

Among the most significant targets of Fang's efforts was Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.).

Fang took part in fundraising activity for Swalwell’s 2014 re-election campaign, according to a Bay Area political operative and a current U.S. intelligence official. Swalwell’s office was directly aware of these activities on its behalf, the political operative said. That same political operative, who witnessed Fang fundraising on Swalwell's behalf, found no evidence of illegal contributions.

Federal Election Commission records don’t indicate Fang herself made donations, which are prohibited from foreign nationals.

Fang helped place at least one intern in Swalwell's office, according to those same two people, and interacted with Swalwell at multiple events over the course of several years.

A statement from Swalwell's office provided to Axios said: "Rep. Swalwell, long ago, provided information about this person — whom he met more than eight years ago, and whom he hasn’t seen in nearly six years — to the FBI. To protect information that might be classified, he will not participate in your story." <Source>

How the hell did the FBI and CIA clear Swalwell for classified information, or were they too busy with Clinton and the pee-pee hoax? You can’t believe Swalwell any more than the congenital liar Adam Schiff.

Bottom line…

Five of the most troubling developments in our nation are:

(1) increasing political corruption without consequences,

(2) increasing federalization of matters that belong to the states;

(3) the increasing torture of the Constitution to subvert the Constitution, finding rights where none exist or institutionalizing a form of discrimination by conferring rights by class; 

(4) ignoring the increasing infiltration of hostile or fifth-column enemies into our government, political parties, infrastructure, and institutions; and

(5)  the collapse of journalistic integrity and reliability.

We have seen how hostile mainstream media moguls and tech tyrants have interfered in the election without consequences, a trend that does not bode well for the United States.

When will Americans wake up and see that the Democrat Party is hopelessly corrupt, infiltrated by our enemies and that now controls a major portion of the government? And while we are asking, where are those in the GOP who should be crying foul each and every day, or have they been similarly compromised.

One wonders how many Democrat criminals and other crooked politicians will be given a pass by a Biden Administration.

With Democrat-compromised intelligence and security agencies, and a partisan judiciary, we are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


2020 ELECTION: HAPPY "SAFE HARBOR" DAY

Welcome to Day +35 and a happy “Safe Harbor” day to you all…

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with the electoral process deadlines, today is the last day for states with settled or resolved challenges to send that information to the Archivist, so those votes MUST BE COUNTED by Congress. However, if open challenges remain, and electors are seated between December 8th and December 14th — the date when electors are required to meet in their states and cast their ballots for president — they can still vote, but they can be challenged in Congress.

December 8, 2020: The “Safe Harbor” Deadline

The U.S. Code (3 U.S.C. §5) provides that if election results are contested in any state, and if the state, prior to election day, has enacted procedures to settle controversies or contests over electors and electoral votes, and if these procedures have been applied, and the results have been determined six days before the electors’ meetings, then these results are considered to be conclusive, and will apply in the counting of the electoral votes.

This date, known as the “Safe Harbor” deadline, falls on December 8 in 2020.

The governor of any state where there was a contest, and in which the contest was decided according to established state procedures, is required (3 U.S.C. §6) to send a certificate describing the form and manner by which the determination was made to the Archivist as soon as practicable.

December 14, 2020: Electors Vote in Their States

Monday after the second Wednesday in December of presidential election years is set (3 U.S.C. §7) as the date on which the electors meet and vote.

In 2020, the meeting is on December 14.

Electoral college delegations meet separately in their respective states and the District of Columbia at places designated by their state legislature. The electors vote by paper ballot, casting one ballot for President and one for Vice President. The electors count the results and then sign six certificates, each of which contains two lists, one of which includes the electoral votes for the President, the other, electoral votes for the Vice President, each of which includes the names of persons receiving votes and the number of votes cast for them. These are known as Certificates of the Vote, which the electors are required to sign.

They then pair the six Certificates of Ascertainment provided by the state governors with the Certificates of the Vote, and sign, seal, and certify them (3 U.S.C. §§8-10).

The six certificates are then distributed by registered mail as follows: (1) one certificate to the President of the U.S. Senate (the Vice President); (2) two certificates to the secretary of state (or equivalent officer) of the state in which the electors met; (3) two certificates to the Archivist; and (4) one certificate to the judge of the U.S. district court of the district in which the electors met (3 U.S.C. §11).

State of Play…

To the best of my knowledge, at this point in time, the Trump legal team and others may have active cases in the six battleground states that have certified Biden as the winner — Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, and Wisconsin. So unless these cases are resolved by midnight today, the matter may be challenged in Congress. Whether or not the mere filing of a state or federal court case or pursuing the matter at an appellate level before the deadline is enough to void the safe harbor is best left to lawyers.

Remember, a candidate needs 270 votes to win the electoral college. Biden currently has 306 to Trump’s 232.

Nevada (6 electoral votes)-- 33,596 votes separate Trump and Biden (2.4%)

Arizona (11 electoral votes)-- 10,457 votes separate Trump and Biden (0.3%)

Wisconsin (10 electoral votes)-- 20,682 votes separate Trump and Biden (0.7%)

Michigan (16 electoral votes)-- 154,188 votes separate Trump and Biden (2.8%

Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes)-- 81,660 votes separate Trump and Biden (1.2%)

Georgia (16 electoral votes)-- 61,837 votes separate Trump and Biden (0.2%)

It is distinctly possible that if Trump prevails in Pennsylvania, either Michigan or Georgia, and Arizona, the matter will be decided by Congress where each state’s legislature gets one vote, and the Republicans represent a majority vote.

The prima facie case for fraud is now statistical – but somewhat verifiable…

Consider the implications of a court case in Georgia that declares, "Data experts also provided sworn testimony in the lawsuit identifying thousands of illegal votes: 2,560 felons; 66,247 underage voters, 2,423 votes from people not registered;  1,043 individuals registered at post office boxes; 4,926 individuals who voted in Georgia after registering in another state; 395 individuals who voted in two states; 15,700 votes from people who moved out of state before the election; 40,279 votes of people who moved without re-registering in their new county; and another 30,000 to 40,000 absentee ballots lacking proper signature matching and verification."

Other states have similar issues that are revealed by statistical, empirical, and probability analysis. And, because this issue is systemic, it must be heard at the Supreme Court.

What now?

Almost all of the remaining court challenges are procedural or constitutional.

The only hope for a Trump victory appears to be with legislatures that cannot adequately certify the integrity of their election efforts and choose electors for Trump, the Congress, or the Supreme Court. Even if the Supreme Court intervenes, it is not a given that they will overturn an election or order a historic do-over in the battleground states.

A bright light…

Should the Supreme decides to take up the Pennsylvania mail-in ballot case filed on behalf of Representative Mike Kelly and Congressional candidate Sean Parnell, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has agreed to present the oral argument before the Court. This will be Cruz’s tenth appearance before the Court.

Bottom line…

The most likely scenario (not a prediction) is a Biden inauguration with the majority of the population believing the election was fixed by the Democrats. Whether or not this can be redressed in 2022 depends if the GOP can hold the Senate and keep the Mitt Romneys in line to stop any attempt to change House and Senate rules to favor a single party.

We must fix our electoral systems and procedures, or else we no longer have the Republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. The idea that Georgia will fix its broken system prior to the two Senate runoff elections is unlikely -- and the risk/reward to cheat has never been higher.

We a majorly screwed by both our corrupt politicians and our corrupt press.

-- 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: REMEMBER WHAT WE ARE PROTECTING WITH OUR VOTE

Welcome to Day + 34…

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Remembrance of those who have died to preserve our right to vote for our leadership…

Let us remember the heroes that fought and died to preserve our Constitution and our Country on this 79th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. No other nation has made such heroic contributions to the free world and humanity. As horrific as the attack certainly was, it was not as much an existential threat to our Republic as we are now facing with the fifth column of communists and others who are attempting to destroy our Constitution, Country, and culture from within.

Scare tactics in Georgia run-off election…

It appears that the issue of $1,200 personal stimulus checks is being used as an incentive to urge voters to vote Democrat, suggesting that if the Republicans take the Senate, it is unlikely that there will be another $1,200 payment. Of course, Mitch McConnell and the GOP refuse to issue a definitive statement to counter the Democrat narrative, which claims any stimulus included in the government funding resolution will be targeted at the rich and special interests.

Michigan…

The State of Michigan’s 13th Circuit Court Judge Kevin Elsenheimer, a Republican, has issued a five-page order that requires Antrim County to “maintain, preserve and protect all records in its possession used to tabulate votes in Antrim County, to not turn on the Dominion tabulator in its possession and to not connect the Dominion tabulator in its possession to the internet." The order permits forensic photos to be taken from 22 county precinct tabulators used in the November 3rd election.

Although the 5-page ruling is being heralded as a victory for the Trump legal team, the ruling had nothing to do with the Trump results, but rather the outcome of a Village marijuana issue. This is the county where Dominion-supplied devices appeared to have flipped 6,000 votes from Trump to Biden.

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The order notes that voter William Bailey alleges that ballots were damaged during a recounting of the county's ballots conducted Nov. 6, and resulted in a marijuana proposal in the Village of Central Lake changing from a tie vote to passing by one vote. It appears that the Trump team will piggyback on the Bailey lawsuit.

The Trump legal team is also downplaying another loss in the Michigan Court of Appeals that rejected an appeal in a 2-1 decision. The ruling upholds a previous decision by Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens, who said there was no legal basis or evidence to grant what the campaign requested in a suit filed the day after the November 3rd election. The Michigan Board of State Canvassers certified Michigan's election results on November 23rd.

Sad news…

Former New York Mayor, former United States Associate Attorney General, and former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Rudy Giuliani, has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Giuliani, 76, is in one of the highest risk cohorts for the virus and has worked tirelessly as the head of Donald Trump’s election challenge legal team and as Trump’s personal lawyer. The fatigue and strain started to show in these long hearings to resolve election difficulties in a number of states simultaneously.

Pouring gasoline on the fire…

There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that George Soros is a disruptive and divisive individual who is using his various non-profit charitable entities to bring transformative change to America. Funding the election of progressive Secretaries of State, progressive District Attorneys, and funding cultural initiatives that are racist and divisive. So why should we be concerned that an individual who heads an election voting device manufacturer is to be named as the head of Soros’ charities?

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Patrick Gaspard to Step Down as Head of Open Society Foundations

Mark Malloch-Brown, former top UN official and Open Society Global Board member, to succeed Gaspard as president.

Patrick Gaspard has announced his decision to step down as president at the end of the year. During his three-year tenure, he confronted significant threats to open societies around the globe, including the rise of authoritarian regimes and the spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide. Under his capable leadership, the Open Society Foundations have emerged stronger than ever.

Succeeding him as president will be Mark Malloch-Brown, the former UN deputy secretary‐general and UK minister, who currently serves on the Foundations’ Global Board. Malloch-Brown will take over effective January 1.

This year, Gaspard conceptualized and stewarded Open Society’s contribution of $220 million in grants to build power in Black communities, and $200 million in global investments that included support for essential workers and other communities hit hard by COVID-19.

“From his work as a union organizer to his political leadership during the Obama administration to his role as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, Patrick has been a champion of all rights: whether for workers, for women, or for underserved groups,” said George Soros, founder and chair of the Foundations. “His dedication to those challenging power is precisely why I invited Patrick to join Open Society. I have great admiration for the way he led the Foundations in a world beset by illiberalism, and I applaud him.”

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the trust George has placed in me, and I am committed to working with him to make sure we stay faithful to his original vision and values for the Foundations,” said Malloch-Brown. “I am honored to follow Patrick Gaspard and build on what he has begun. 

“Leading this extraordinary institution and working with so many talented people who have committed their lives to social justice is inspiring. I look forward to a strong partnership with our Board, particularly our Deputy Chair Alexander Soros, as we continue our work to reshape the Foundations to confront the new threats to democracy.” <Source>

[OCS: The rumor is that Gaspard is stepping down to take a position within the Biden Administration.]


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Because transparency is at the core of what we do, it is important that the facts about us are well known—our origins and our work powering elections around the world.

•    Smartmatic is 100% privately owned. Smartmatic has no ties to political parties or groups in any country and abides by a stringent code of ethics that forbids the company to ever donate to any political campaigns of any kind.

•    Our headquarters were based in Florida for many years, but have since moved to London to service its global client base.

•    George Soros does not have and has never had any ownership stake in Smartmatic.

•    It is no secret that our Chairman Lord Mark Malloch-Brown is a member of a number of non-profit boards addressing global issues from poverty reduction to conflict resolution, including the Global Board of the Open Society Foundation.

This is stated clearly in his official biography. Lord Malloch-Brown is a highly respected global figure whose credentials include former Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and former Vice-Chairman of the World Economic Forum. He also served in the British Cabinet, as Minister of State in the Foreign Office. <Source>


Smartmatic was founded in 2000 in Florida. Since then, it has grown to be the multinational leader in elections technology, having supplied voting systems and services to more than 25 countries, including the United States.

In 2018, Los Angeles County, having designed a completely new voting system, engaged Smartmatic for systems integration, engineering and manufacturing of Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP). Los Angeles County voters will start using this new voting system in the 2020 elections. Election officials cited Smartmatic’s unparalleled experience in providing secure, advanced election technology and services to election commissions throughout the world as the primary reason for choosing Smartmatic as their VSAP partner.

Smartmatic participated in its first US election during the 2005-2006 election cycle providing technology and support services to clients of its subsidiary, Sequoia Voting Systems, in 300 jurisdictions across 16 states, including some 60,000 voting devices to the city of Chicago and to Cook County, Illinois.

In 2020 and 2021, Smartmatic will introduce in the United States its most current multi-functional voting machine based on the VSAP, along with state-of-the-art e-Poll books, scanners and vote tabulators. <Source>


[OCS: Nothing to see here, move along.]

California decertification/recertification

On August 3, 2007, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen withdrew approval and granted conditional re-approval to Sequoia Voting Systems optical scan and DRE voting machines after a "review of the voting machines certified for use in California in March 2007" found "significant security weaknesses throughout the Sequoia system" and "pervasive structural weaknesses" which raise "serious questions as to whether the Sequoia software can be relied upon to protect the integrity of elections." <Source>

What the State of California found in 2007 mirrors today’s concerns…

Excerpts from July 20, 2007, Source Code Review of the Sequoia Voting System…

We found significant security weaknesses throughout the Sequoia system. The nature of these weaknesses raises serious questions as to whether the Sequoia software can be relied upon to protect the integrity of elections. Every software mechanism for transmitting election results and every software mechanism for updating software lacks reliable measures to detect or prevent tampering. We detail these weaknesses, and their implications, in Chapters 3 and 4.

In certain cases, audit mechanisms may be able to detect and recover from some attacks, depending on county-specific procedures; other attacks may be more difficult to detect after-the-fact even with very rigorous audits.

There were numerous programming, logic, and architectural errors present in the software we reviewed. Some of these errors may be relatively harmless and reflect the large size and heterogeneous nature of the codebase. But other errors we found clearly have serious security implications. Many of the most significant vulnerabilities we found—those likely to be especially useful to an attacker seeking to alter election results—arise from four pervasive structural weaknesses, discussed in detail in Chapter 3:

* Data Integrity. The Sequoia system lacks effective safeguards against corrupted or malicious data injected onto removable media, especially for devices entrusted to poll workers and other temporary staff with limited authority. This lack of input validation has potentially serious consequences, including:

– Precinct election results stored on DRE Results Cartridges and optical scan memory packs are not effectively protected against tampering. A poll worker with physical access to a Results Cartridge or Memory Pack before results are counted (e. g. when returning results to the county elections board) can change recorded votes, and, in some cases, can introduce spurious results for other precincts. Under some conditions, a corrupted Results Cartridge may be able to cause damage to the WinEDS system itself when it is loaded for vote counting.

The safeguards against introduction of corrupt firmware into the precinct voting hardware are largely ineffective. An individual with even brief access to polling station hardware can tamper with installed firmware in a way that causes votes and paper trails to be recorded incorrectly, security logs to be corrupted, or ballots to be presented to voters incorrectly. Under some configurations and conditions, corrupt firmware may be able to be spread virally from compromised hardware and may persist across more than one election.

* Cryptography. Many of the security features of the Sequoia system, particularly those that protect the integrity of precinct results, employ cryptography. Unfortunately, in every case we examined the cryptography is easily circumvented. Many cryptographic functions are implemented incorrectly, based on weak algorithms with known flaws, or used in an ineffective or insecure manner. Of particular concern is the fact that virtually all cryptographic key material is permanently hardcoded in the system (and is apparently identical in all Sequoia hardware shipped to different jurisdictions). This means that an individual who gains temporary access to similar hardware (inside California or elsewhere) can extract and obtain the secret cryptographic keys that protect elections in every California county that uses the system.

* Access Control. The access control and other computer security mechanisms that protect against unauthorized use of central vote counting computers and polling place equipment are easily circumvented. In particular, the security features and audit logs in the WinEDS back-end system (used for ballot preparation, voting machine configuration, absentee ballot processing, and post-election vote counting) are largely ineffective against tampering by insider attackers who gain access to WinEDS computers or to the network to which the WinEDS computers are attached.

* Software Engineering. The software suffers from numerous programming errors, many of which have a high potential to introduce or exacerbate security weaknesses. These include buffer overflows, format string vulnerabilities, and type mismatch errors. In general, the software does not reflect defensive software engineering practices normally associated with high-assurance critical systems. There are many instances of poor or absent error and exception handling, and several cases where the software behavior does not match the comments and documentation. Some of these problems lead to potentially exploitable vulnerabilities that we identified, but even where there may not be an obvious vulnerability identified, the presence of such errors reduces our overall confidence in the soundness of the system as a whole. Aspects of some of the weaknesses we discovered appear to have been reported in prior studies, most prominently in the 2006 Alameda County report, while others appear not to have been discovered (or publicly disclosed) previously.

Whether the vulnerabilities reported here represent practical threats, and whether their exploitation can be prevented or detected, depends heavily on the physical controls and procedures used in individual counties. We did not examine county-specific controls and procedures in our analysis. However, we caution that effective mitigation of many of the vulnerabilities discussed in this report will, at the very minimum, place considerable additional pressure on physical security features (such as locks and seals) and human procedures (such as two-person control by poll workers).  many of the physical security features and procedures used in the Sequoia system appear to have been engineered under the assumption that the underlying software is considerably more secure than it actually is, and thus may not provide sufficient protection in light of the vulnerabilities discussed here.

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McBottom line…

We keep going on. Even when the systems are defective by design and our elected officials look the other way.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR -- DECEMBER 7, 1941

Dedicated to all of the military members and support staff who gave their lives to protect the United States of America from our enemies on December 7, 1941, and who stand watch over America in this time of political division and turbulence.

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My Father (24th Infantry “the First to Fight Division,” 63rd Field Artillery Battalion, Battery C; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii -- Saturday, December 6th, 1941) 
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Re-read the speech given by Franklin D. Roosevelt on December 8, 1941 …

Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 - a date which will live in infamy - the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with the government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific.

Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleagues delivered to the Secretary of State a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time, the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. Very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday, the Japanese government also launched an attack against Malaya.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense.

Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us.

No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.

I believe I interpret the will of the Congress and of the people when I assert that we will not only defend ourselves to the uttermost, but will make very certain that this form of treachery shall never endanger us again.

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces - with the unbounding determination of our people - we will gain the inevitable triumph - so help us God.

I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese empire.

Bottom line …

We are living in treacherous times, coexisting with a global pandemic that is threatening hundreds of thousands of American lives and faced with a divided nation polarized by corrupt politicians pursuing their own personal and political agenda.

Our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are using our own Constitution and laws against us.

Our military faces asymmetrical threats – guerilla forces that do not wear uniforms, hides among women and children, and think nothing of using medical and religious buildings to shield their nefarious activities. And should we fire back, we are roundly condemned in the media for the loss of “civilian” life and the destruction of “religious” or “medical” institutions. Our leadership is cowed by a malignant mainstream media and we are about to inaugurate a clueless Commander-in-Chief that appears to want a nuclear Iran.

Our leaders are cowardly and feckless – watching American cities burn and the lives of innocent citizens destroyed – while the order law enforcement to “stand down” while attempting to de-fund the police.

We are approaching a tipping point when we must make a decision. To fight for the America of those who went before us or to become a Marxist paradise like Cuba, Mexico, and Venezuela.

My parents – both patriotic democrats – would not recognize our country or the Democrat Party.

Do not dishonor those who died and who will die fighting for an America we know and love. Start thinking about what you can do to change the leadership in Washington, your state, and your communities. If we do not, once again, unite against a common enemy, we are doomed.

-- steve

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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


ELECTION 2020: IT IS NOW A STATISTICAL CASE

Welcome to Day + 33…

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Pooped…

It appears that a great number of Americans are fatigued from the constantly changing court battles, most of which do not allege election fraud but various constitutional and procedural failures. And, while many of the allegations are prima facie true, it appears that courts are reluctant to interfere in the election and may be stalling court action to play out the clock. While it is likely that the courts may rule in favor of sanctions and procedural changes after the inauguration, I can see no pending court action that will change the apparent course of history.

Therefore any fights and redress must be initiated in the state legislatures where, even in Republican-dominated states, Republicans talk big and do nothing. Like purple unicorns, they are there for you right up to the moment you need them.

Most Americans, therefore, appear emotionally and intellectually prepared and accepting of a forthcoming Biden Administration. And, for those more activist Republicans, appear to be betting on retaining a razor-thin Senate majority by winning both runoff Senate races in Georgia. Most likely using the same election mechanism now in dispute and most likely run by the same election officials. The idea being that retaining the Senate will allow “We the People” to retain some semblance of the checks and balances envisioned by the Founding Fathers. However, even with a slim majority in the Senate, there is no guarantee that a Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Mitt Romney, and other squishy RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) will remain faithful to the GOP.

Unfortunately, we will see a return of the establishment swamp creatures who are salivating over the return of congressional earmarks. To believe that any Member of Congress can remain in office without returning pork to their districts is to naïvely believe in the tooth fairy.

Statistical allegations…

The latest “Hail Mary” play in Georgia is a 64-page lawsuit alleging sufficient mathematical and statistical anomalies to overturn the certification and either force a new election (unlikely) or allow the Republican-dominated Georgia State Legislature to select the electors.

“What was filed today clearly documents that there are literally tens of thousands of illegal votes that were cast, counted, and included in the tabulations the Secretary of State is preparing to certify,” said Ray S. Smith III,  lead counsel for the Trump Campaign.  “The massive irregularities, mistakes, and potential fraud violate the Georgia Election Code, making it impossible to know with certainty the actual outcome of the presidential race in Georgia.”

"Data experts also provided sworn testimony in the lawsuit identifying thousands of illegal votes: 2,560 felons; 66,247 underage voters, 2,423 votes from people not registered;  1,043 individuals registered at post office boxes; 4,926 individuals who voted in Georgia after registering in another state; 395 individuals who voted in two states; 15,700 votes from people who moved out of state before the election; 40,279 votes of people who moved without re-registering in their new county; and another 30,000 to 40,000 absentee ballots lacking proper signature matching and verification."

“We are asking the Court to vacate the certification of the presidential election and to order a new statewide election for president.   Alternatively, we are asking the Court to enjoin the certification and allow the Georgia legislature to reclaim its duty under the U.S. Constitution to appoint the presidential electors for the state,” Smith concluded <Source>

Statistical sampling leading to the conclusion that the number of projected anomalies, to the 95-99% confidence interval where at least 95 times out of a hundred the sample will reflect the reality of the larger universe, greatly exceeds the margin necessary to reverse the election results. With these numbers, one could characterize the anomalies as “widespread.”

Before we go any further, let us remember that the Democrats in government are willing to use the same type of statistical sampling to charge corporations with a prima facie case of racial, financial, or sex bias. That is, accepting as fact that because the sampled population does not closely match or exceed the individual's representation in the general population, there was a disparate impact and needs to be redressed.

Confirmation bias and objective reality?

What we have seen presented as evidence so far may be the result of “confirmation bias,” the “tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms or supports one's prior beliefs or values.” Pretty much why law enforcement disregards or downplays casual eyewitness recollections from bystanders. Unless those that filed affidavits are challenged in court, they are of little value in convincing a court or a legislature to reverse the election results.

What do Georgia’s citizens think?

According to a poll by the Trafalgar Group, 53.2% of Georgia voters think that the election was compromised.

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How do state officials certify an election where only 37.9% of the voters believe the election was fair.

The media moguls, tech tyrants, and the loss of trust…

Regardless of the final outcome of the 2020 election, one unescapable and crucially important question remains. What shall “We the People” think, say, or do about our constitutionally-protected free press that has clearly abandoned all journalistic standards and truth-telling in favor of corporate-dictated partisanship? There is little doubt that media manipulation, including censorship, distortion, deletion, omission, and the creation of "fake news” is a demonstrable, documented reality. In short, the media has destroyed much of its credibility, and we no longer know who we can trust.

Even worse, we no longer can trust “the science” as reported by the media because "the science" has been selectively edited to promote a political narrative to support a particular public policy. Or the research has been politically biased by massive government funding to institutions, individual scientists, and specific projects. With little or no support for replication and validation studies that run contrary to the fashionable science of the day.

Bottom line…

It is likely that we have experienced election fraud in the past, but never on this scale or this observable. Or where the loser is screaming fraud and deploying legions of attorneys to look at the minutiae that favored their interpretation.

And, we have never seen the media outrageously try to influence an election. It was bad in 2016, but totally unacceptable in 2020.

There is no clear path for redress and we are totally screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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