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GEORGE FLOYD OUTRAGE

I am outraged at the City of Minneapolis, which prejudiced Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin's trial with a premature settlement based on partisan woke politics and not the facts.

No, I am not outraged at the death of a drug-addled criminal who most likely died of a self-administered drug overdose – unfortunately, while in the custody of Minneapolis police. If he had died anywhere else, Floyd would have been autopsied and the cause of death ascribed to a lethal dose of Fentanyl. A personal and family tragedy, to be sure – but not one that should result in the death and destruction caused by radical progressive socialist democrats who exploited Floyd’s death as a symbol of near non-existent police brutality when using force to subdue a resisting suspect. A strong, six-four-foot suspect who appears to be undergoing a psychotic episode.

I am outraged that the City of Minneapolis would agree that George Floyd’s life was worth $27 million – and before a criminal, not civil, trial that could have revealed mitigating facts.

Minneapolis City Council Approves $27 Million Settlement for George Floyd’s Family

The Minneapolis City Council approved a $27 million settlement on Friday for the family of George Floyd, an African American resident killed during his arrest by city police officers.

The family’s attorney, Ben Crump, said it was the largest pre-trial settlement in history for a civil rights suit.

The settlement “sends a powerful message that Black lives do matter and police brutality against people of color must end,” Crump told reporters in a statement.

“This agreement is a necessary step for all of us to begin to get some closure,” Floyd’s brother Rodney said. “George’s legacy for those who loved him will always be his spirit of optimism that things can get better, and we hope this agreement does just that—that it makes things a little better in Minneapolis and holds up a light for communities around the country.”

Floyd’s family filed the a federal civil rights suit in July against the city and four officers involved in Floyd’s arrest and death on May 25. The incident, during which former officer Derek Chauvin pinned Floyd to the ground with his knee on Floyd’s neck, sparked massive riots in cities across the U.S., along with protests that continued throughout the summer.

“I do want to, on behalf of the entire City Council, offer my deepest condolences to the family of George Floyd, his friends and all of our community who are mourning his loss,” Council president Lisa Bender said on Friday [3/12/21]. <Source>

And before you point to the family’s need and suffering, consider that more than $14 million in GoFundMe donations were received for a man whose criminal ways appeared to be ongoing. Moreover, my outrage is stoked by the activist attorney who “helicoptered” to the disaster, made material false statements to the media and public, and walked away with another big payday.

Speaking to the public after a pre-trial hearing at the Hennepin County Family Justice Center, where Derek Chauvin is on trial for the death of George Floyd while in police custody, attorney Benjamin Crump said …

They are trying to kill George Floyd a second time. They made all kinds of foolish allegations, talking about he died of a drug overdose. I want to be clear about this, the only overdose that killed George Floyd was an overdose of excessive force and racism by the Minneapolis police department.” <Source>

What was not being widely reported during the riots:

Pre-existing medical conditions and the existence of drugs in the system…

Handwritten notes of a law enforcement interview with Dr. Andrew Baker, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, say Floyd had 11 ng/mL of fentanyl in his system. "If he were found dead at home alone and no other apparent causes, this could be acceptable to call an OD. Deaths have been certified with levels of 3," Baker told investigators. In another new document, Baker said, "That is a fatal level of fentanyl under normal circumstances." But then Baker added, "I am not saying this killed him." Defense attorneys for the officers have signaled they will argue Floyd died from the drugs and pre-existing health conditions. The new documents say Floyd had a "heavy heart" and "at least one artery was approximately 75% blocked." <Source>

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FINAL DIAGNOSES:

46-year-old man who became unresponsive while being restrained by law enforcement officers; he received emergency medical care in the field and subsequently in the Hennepin HealthCare (HHC) Emergency Department, but could not be resuscitated.

I.    Blunt force injuries

      A.      Cutaneous blunt force injuries of the forehead, face, and upper lip

      B.      Mucosal injuries of the lips

      C.      Cutaneous blunt force injuries of the shoulders, hands, elbows, and legs

      D.      Patterned contusions (in some areas abraded) of the wrists, consistent with restraints (handcuffs)

II.   Natural diseases

      A.      Arteriosclerotic heart disease, multifocal, severe

      B.      Hypertensive heart disease

              1.   Cardiomegaly (540 g) with mild biventricular dilatation

              2.   Clinical history of hypertension

      C.      Left pelvic tumor (incidental, see microscopic description)

III. No life-threatening injuries identified

      A.   No facial, oral mucosal, or conjunctival petechiae

      B.   No injuries of anterior muscles of neck or laryngeal structures

      C.   No scalp soft tissue, skull, or brain injuries

      D.   No chest wall soft tissue injuries, rib fractures (other than a single rib fracture from CPR), vertebral column injuries, or visceral injuries

      E.   Incision and subcutaneous dissection of posterior and lateral neck, shoulders, back, flanks, and buttocks negative for occult trauma

IV.   Viral testing (Minnesota Department of Health, postmortem nasal swab collected 5/26/2020): positive for 2019-nCoV RNA by PCR (see ‘Comments,’ below)

V.    Hemoglobin S quantitation (postmortem femoral blood, HHC Laboratory): 38% (see ‘Comments,’ below)

VI.   Toxicology (see attached report for full details; testing performed on antemortem blood specimens collected 5/25/20 at 9:00 p.m. at HHC and on postmortem urine)

      A.   Blood drug and novel psychoactive substances screens:

           1.   Fentanyl 11 ng/mL

           2.   Norfentanyl 5.6 ng/mL

           3.   4-ANPP 0.65 ng/mL

           4.   Methamphetamine 19 ng/mL

           5.   11-Hydroxy Delta-9 THC 1.2 ng/mL; Delta-9 Carboxy THC 42 ng/mL; Delta-9 THC 2.9 ng/mL

           6.   Cotinine positive

           7.   Caffeine positive

      B.   Blood volatiles: negative for ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, or acetone

      C.   Urine drug screen: presumptive positive for cannabinoids, amphetamines, and fentanyl/metabolite

      D.   Urine drug screen confirmation: morphine (free) 86 ng/mL

<Source>

The Minneapolis Police Department trained its officers to use the neck restraint…

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The Minneapolis Police Department training manual illustrates the approved use of a restraint maneuver to be used on suspects that are resisting arrest. The manual details the department's authorized use of force techniques and the differences between neck restraints and chokeholds.

A chokehold, the manual states, is a "deadly force option," which the police department defines as "applying direct pressure on a person's trachea or airway." A neck restraint is a "non-deadly force option" defined as "compressing one or both sides of a person's neck with an arm or leg, without applying direct pressure to the trachea or airway."  The training manual, issued to all new officers, also features an image of how to execute the neck restraint. "Ok they are in handcuffs now what," the title above the image states. The department warns that "sudden cardiac arrest typically occurs immediately following a violent struggle." It also advises officers to "place the subject in the recovery position to alleviate positional asphyxia" and encourages officers to call emergency services once the suspect is in handcuffs. 

Bottom line…

Ugly as it seems on video, compassion for a paranoid, pathetic, and struggling Floyd aside, it appears Officer Derek Chauvin’s use of force is within police policy, and Chauvin is a victim of our times – when progressive socialist democrats and race hustlers make everything about race for political exploitation.

We will now wait for court proceedings – findings that are guaranteed to be disputed and exploited by activists and agitators in the community to advance their personal and professional political agenda. That the George Floyd death was racist is patently absurd. Like many use of force cases, had Floyd complied with police commands and not resisted arrest, perhaps he would still be alive.

We are so screwed – but not more than the Officers caught in a woke racial nightmare, not of their making.

-- 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


PRESIDENT BIDEN'S EXCELLENT STIMULUS & COVID SPEECH

Today, we saw President Joe Biden sign the $1.9 TRILLION “American Rescue Plan,” sold by the administration, and echoed by the sycophantic mainstream media, as a COVID-19 relief bill. Even though only 9% of the funds budgeted were associated with pandemic-related issues and the bulk of the funds were more about funding the progressive socialist democrat agenda over the coming three years.

The two-minute signing ceremony was unremarkable, yet with a promise of more appearances to come… 

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Thank you for coming in.  In the weeks that this bill has been discussed and debated, it’s clear that an overwhelming percentage of the American people — Democrats, independents, our Republican friends — have made it clear — the people out there have made it clear they strongly support the American Rescue Plan.

Yesterday, with the final passage of the plan in the House of Representatives, their voices were heard and reflect- — reflected in everything we have in this bill.  And I believe this is — and most people, I think, do as well — this historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation — working people and middle-class folks, the people who built the country — a fighting chance.  That’s what the essence of it is.

And I’m going to have a lot more to say about that tonight and in the next couple of days, and be able to take your questions.

But in the meantime, what I’m going to do is sign this bill, and make the presentation tonight.  And then there’s going to be plenty of opportunities where we’re going to be on the road, not only talking about — what I’m talking about tonight is the impact on the virus and how we’re going to end this pandemic.  And we’re going to talk all the elements of the bill, beginning Friday, Saturday, and through the week.

So, thank you for being here.

(The bill is signed.)

Got it.  Thank you all.  Appreciate it.

And come it did…

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In President Biden’s first prime-time address of his presidency, delivered from the White House's East Room, President Biden looked Presidential and proved he could deliver a teleprompter set-piece speech without hesitation, gaffes, or stumbles. Nothing he said was remarkable or memorable as he seemed to reference “long, dark years” and seemingly take credit for former-President Trump’s achievements in developing and distributing a vaccine combatting the global pandemic.

 "Good evening my fellow Americans. Tonight, I'd like to talk to you about where we are as we mark one year since everything stopped because of this pandemic. A year ago, we were hit with a virus that was met with silence and spread unchecked, denials for days, weeks, then months."

Clearly, this is a lie. Nobody was more forthcoming and proactive than President Trump. For which he was roundly condemned as racist and xenophobic for attempting to protect Americans. Even the esteemed Dr. Fauci didn't understand the full extent of the initial pandemic. And now, the progressive socialist democrats are making the pandemic about race.

While there were many things Biden did not address relating to the pandemic, the most urgent issue was the reinfection of American citizens from the active COVID-19 cases surging unchecked over the border and illegal aliens allowed to travel freely within the United States.

Of course, Biden was incapable of writing the speech he delivered. The only good point was that there was no readily apparent plagiarism. 

Now comes the real test…

We know Biden can handle short, stage-managed, telepromptered performances, but can he withstand the rigors of a formal open press conference with unscripted questions or a longer “State of the Union Speech” before Congress? Possibly, interviewed without an on-camera Jill Biden or Kamala Harris to prevent or smooth over problems?

Meanwhile, the establishment RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are battling constitutional conservatives as the aisle-hop and further the progressive socialist agenda.

In a time when partisan corruption in the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation is a proven fact, a partisan hack like Judge Merrick Garland is unlikely to clean up the mess, restore order, and establish a non-partisan agency.

If you were wondering which Senators represent the establishment and sabotage constitutional conservatives, consider these 20 Senate Republicans Who Voted To Confirm Merrick Garland For Attorney General in a 70-30 vote where a 50-vote tie would have been broken by Vice President Kamala Harris.

Blunt, Burr, Capito, Cassidy, Collins, Cornyn, Ernst, Graham, Grassley, Inhofe, Johnson, Lankford, McConnell, Moran, Murkowski, Portman, Romney, Rounds, Thune, and Tillis.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell noted, “I’m voting to confirm Judge Garland because of his long reputation as a straight shooter and legal expert. His left-of-center perspective has been within the legal mainstream.”

It was not surprising to see John McCain’s protégé Lindsey Graham’s name even though he “appears” to be talking tough and marginally supporting former President Trump. Nor am I surprised to find Chuck Grassley’s name. Grassley writes superb letters, but they go nowhere. As for the others, they are opportunists feathering their own nests.

Looking forward…

I can see a repeat of 2016 and a brutal fight within the GOP, especially among the presidential nominees who will most likely receive only a plurality of votes if Trump does not enter the race. The current line-up might look like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Ron DeSantis, Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, Kristi Noem, Josh Hawley, Tim Scott, Mike Pompeo, Greg Abbott, Tom Cotton, and Marco Rubio.

Bottom line…

Never forget, the dissembling, disintegrating Joe Biden is the friendly face of progressive socialist democrat tyranny. This stimulus package, driven by the popularity of cash handouts and tax rebates, is just the beginning. Look for voter integrity to be destroyed, forced unionization, and continuing public employee pension fund bailouts. 

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


CAMP PELOSI: ANOTHER ANTI-TRUMP HOAX?

There is little or no doubt in my mind that there is a foul smell coming from the Capitol today, seemingly emanating from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office…

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“Optics” or real security preparedness?

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request late Tuesday for nearly 2,300 Guard troops continue to provide security in Washington, D.C., at the request of the Capitol Police, amid worries about continued threats. Officials have been scrambling in recent days to determine if and how to fill the request for more than 2,000 Guard forces, as the original March 12 deadline for them to leave Washington looms. The 2,300 figure is nearly a 50 percent reduction of the current support force, according to a Pentagon press release. <Source>

Yet, the troops are nowhere to be found as Antifa, and Black Lives Matter continue to assault federal officers, federal property, civilians, and private property in Democrat-governed Portland, Oregon…

Portland riots caused at least $2.3M in damage to federal buildings in city, state's US attorney says

Portland saw more than two months of near-nightly unrest

Left-wing protests in Portland have caused roughly $2.3 million in damage to federal buildings since they broke out over the summer, according to local media. Oregon’s largest city saw more than two months of near-nightly unrest centered on a federal courthouse downtown. The nightly standoffs with police involved graffiti, broken windows and firecrackers, as well as Molotov cocktails. Cleanup at the courthouse and four other government buildings has cost more than $2 million, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy J. Williams told Oregon Live. And the total could continue to rise with repairs still underway.

The other damaged buildings were the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt Federal Building, the Gus J. Solomon U.S. Courthouse, the Pioneer Courthouse and the city’s U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building. Although the riots were ostensibly against the Trump administration, police brutality and racial injustice, they continued even after President Biden took office on Jan. 20. Antifa marchers blasted the new president and new anti-Biden graffiti emerged. Rioters carrying stun guns, pepper ball guns and fireworks scuffled with police and again damaged the ICE building, police said. Photographs show marchers carrying signs with phrases including, "We don’t want Biden – we want revenge!" and "We are ungovernable." <Source>

Portland residents ‘angry’ as protests, shootings roil city

“Protests in the Pearl District and a number of shootings throughout Portland kept police busy all weekend — and frustrated residents throughout the city. The shootings, which left two people dead, happened at reasonably the same time as the destructive demonstration in the Pearl District that ostensibly was a response to the Biden immigration policies, police brutality and racism."

There were also fights between protesters and onlookers Saturday night. Residents in the Pearl District said they are fed up with demonstrators vandalizing businesses and causing destruction.

‘We want this stuff to stop. They don’t have the right to damage our property and scare people so they’re afraid,’ said Pearl District resident Jane Orlowski. ‘We would like police here to be protecting our property.’ Pearl District resident Jane Orlowski is “very angry” about the ongoing protests in the city and in her neighborhood. Orlowski said these protests have been going on for nearly a year ‘and we are so tired of it.’” <Source>

Suspicious activities in Pelosi’s capitol?

(1)  The Democrat narrative that this was an armed insurrection triggered by President Trump’s speech does not seem credible.

(A)  Given the sworn Congressional testimony of high-ranking government officials, it appears that this incursion into the capitol complex was pre-planned and coordinated by as yet unspecified activists/agitators and well-documented on social media. Information regarding the “chatter” about planned activities was intercepted by the FBI and provided to the appropriate authorities in the capitol, including the Metropolitan Police, the Capitol Police, and members of the Congressional leadership.

(B)  Trump’s words do not rise to actionable status under applicable federal law.

“Now, it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy. And after this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down, we’re going to walk down. Anyone you want, but I think right here, we’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong. We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.  Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections. But whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country. Our country has been under siege for a long time. Far longer than this four-year period. We’ve set it on a much greater course.”

(2)  Except in Democrat talking points and mainstream media, this was not an armed insurrection given the numbers of individuals involved and their recorded behavior. Again, under sworn testimony, only two weapons were found, both incidental to the event. Nobody appears to be brandishing a weapon within the capitol complex. It really looks like “street protestors” attempting to be part of an exciting “historical event” and more interested in taking selfies and souvenirs. Except for a limited number of agitators, the crowd was mostly peaceful and compliant as they roamed inside the capitol building.

(3)  The Congressional Democrats, especially House Speaker Pelosi and the mainstream media propagandists, are stonewalling the release of critical information. The narrative that Capitol Police Officer Brian David Sicknick’s death as a result of being beaten to death by a fire extinguisher was materially false and misleading. The truth was known early on --  there was no trauma to Officer Sicknick’s body. Yet, the “fake news” was echoed everywhere by the Democrats and their complicit propagandists. The Democrat leadership refuse to authorize the release of Sicknick’s autopsy.

(4)  Only one protester was shot and killed during the protest. Ashli Babbitt was fatally shot by someone allegedly described as a “black, plainclothes Capitol Police Lieutenant”  as she tried to vault through a broken window in a door leading to the House Speaker’s Lobby. The Democrats, usually demanding that a police officer involved in an interracial shooting be identified, are strangely silent and refuse to identify the officer and or his assignment. They cannot play the "officer safety" card here since street officers in similar circumstances are routinely identified in the media. Some believing that the shooter was part of Nancy Pelosi’s protective detail.

What makes this highly suspicious is that the door was guarded on the protester’s side by three armed, uniformed police officers, including one unknown plainclothes person with a communications earpiece, backed by a heavily-armed riot control team within a hundred feet. The officers stepped aside and allowed the protesters – one who displayed Antifa tactics and behavior (including changing clothes after the shooting) – to break the window. The very same officers were the first to render first aid to the dying woman. Cowardice, dereliction of duty, or following orders to “stand down” are the only excuses for their behavior. Why Babbitt was shot when she could have been easily taken into custody remains unanswered.  Even more suspicious is the presence of a known Antifa, and Black Lives Matter affiliate standing next to the door wearing a MAGA hat. He was caught on video agitating the crowd.

(5)  The Congressional participants and witnesses want to control the investigation. Complete with one-sided Adam Schiff-like secret proceedings that do not need to be released to the public.

Bottom line…

Something stinks. The Democrats will do anything to cripple a Trump-led reversal of a Democrat majority in 2022. Full well knowing that much of what occurred in the previous eight years may be revealed to the public. Perhaps Pelosi and the Democrats are afraid of the Second Amendment after what they have done to our nation? But this does not justify fences, lockdowns, and troops – all of which keep the public from viewing government proceedings as they trash America in favor of their progressive socialist democrat agenda.

We are so screwed. And Mitch McConnell and the establishment GOP members are doing nothing to protect the nation.

-- 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


WILL THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA EVER BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DECLINE OF AMERICA?

Do you really think that when Joe Biden leaves the podium and walks off, protected by a cadre of handlers, that he suddenly has a spring in his step, lucid thoughts, and is able to articulate domestic and foreign policy with a knowledgeable person?

Of course not, if what you see after all of the preparation, practice, polishing, and limited face time is an embarrassing public relations disaster, it is unlikely that things will not get much better as President Joe Biden is ushered to safety a warm drink and a nap. While there is no doubt in my mind that President Biden is a thoroughly corrupt individual and has a vicious off-camera temper, I still feel a little bit sorry that the Democrat Party and his handlers are engaging in elder abuse before our very eyes. The type of abuse that “mandatory reporters” must report to the authorities or face legal consequences, including fines.

Criminally complicit?

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It appears that the mainstream media is criminally complicit in a conspiracy against the American people in order to promote a partisan political agenda and to profit while doing so.

You cannot tell me that the mainstream media did not know that former President Obama was raised by prominent communists, associated with anti-white, anti-Semite racists, as well as consorting with unrepentant domestic terrorists. Likewise, you cannot tell me that the mainstream media did not know about the Trump/Russia collusion hoax and the misdeeds of high officials in the Obama Administration. And that the mainstream media did not turn a blind eye to Democrat misdeeds while crafting false and misleading narratives based on unsubstantiated leaks and dubious anonymous sources.

So why should we believe that the mainstream media does not know what is happening behind the scenes with President Biden and his handlers, or should I say keepers, and refusing to inform the American public. And please don’t pull the old line about the truth making the U.S. more vulnerable to its enemies. One, U.S. command and control systems are functional and contain adequate safeguards and response scenarios. And two, our enemies have infiltrated the highest levels of our government and know better than the mainstream media what is occurring in the government and the White House on a day-to-day basis.

Fascism anyone?

It should come as no surprise that the Democrats have ushered in an era of fascism – where the media moguls and tech tyrants conspire with the government to act against the American public. Or, as it appears, the 70+ million who did not vote for a mentally incapacitated placeholder president.

Who is running the country…

We can plainly see it is not President Joe Biden. We can see that Vice President Kamala Harris is a placeholder at the mercy of her advisors. So, where are the Obamacons hiding?

Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, and a confirmed serial liar, is a “top adviser” to a near vegetable on domestic policy and related decisions. She is probably the point person. Let us not forget that she was present when the cabal (President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, FBI Director James Comey, and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates) where Lt. Michael Flynn was set up to gain entry to the Trump campaign. And, the author of the famous after the fact file memo saying Obama wanted things “done by the book.”

Samantha Power, Obama’s former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and is now waiting confirmation as the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Power’s fingerprints are on a number of events that might qualify as genuine scandals had they been properly investigated by a corrupt Department of Justice and the FBI. Power, although not entitled to certain intelligence, went outside of her lane to request the unmasking of hundreds of individual conversations.

John Carlin, Obama’s Assistant attorney general for national security and head of the DOJ’s National Security Division who is now Acting Deputy Attorney General. Not only was he involved in Crossfire Hurricane, but he was the deputy chief of staff and counselor to then-FBI Director Robert Mueller earlier in his government service.

Victoria Nuland, Obama’s Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs at the United States Department of State and was nominated by Biden as the third-ranking State Department official as the Undersecretary of State for political affairs. Another one linked to the Russia/Ukraine/Trump hoaxes.

Lisa Monaco, Obama’s United States Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division, and then the 6th United States Homeland Security Advisor (succeeding John Carlin) and who is nominated as Biden’s  Deputy Attorney General.

And there are other Obamacons functioning as lobbyists, foreign advisors, and consultants. Not to forget John Kerry, a traitor who surreptitiously negotiated, on behalf of Obama, with Iran during the Trump Administration, a hostile foreign power conducting contemporaneous military actions against American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria.

Bottom line…

Foreign hostile powers have infiltrated our government at the highest levels. Our leadership is out-to-lunch, and the Obamacons have taken over. The Democrats have compromised America’s national security, and the mainstream media omits or censors any real coverage of U.S. domestic and foreign affairs.

Will there be a “day of reckoning?” Don’t hold your breath. We are big-time 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


ARE MINNEAPOLIS DEMOCRATS GOING TO SURRENDER THE CITY TO BLACK LIVES MATTER?

Another legal maneuver to give the jury another fallback position to convict Officer Chauvin?

Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill postponed the start of Derek Chauvin's trial in the killing of George Floyd on Monday, after an appeals court ordered him to reconsider his original decision to dismiss a third-degree murder charge against the former Minneapolis police officer. The decision came as a pool of potential jurors waited to start the selection process.

The proceedings took place in a Hennepin County courthouse that is heavily guarded and barricaded against potential disruptions in Minneapolis, where Floyd's death last year triggered massive protests. Several hundred people gathered at the court building Monday, in the latest demonstration against police violence and mistreatment of Black people. <Source>

The discarded count II…

COUNT I -- Charge: Second Degree Murder - Unintentional - While Committing A Felony
Minnesota Statute: 609.19.2(1) -- Maximum Sentence: Imprisonment of not more than 40 years. -- Offense Level : Felony

Charge Description: That on or about May 25, 2020, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, Derek Michael Chauvin, caused the death of a human being, George Floyd, without intent to effect the death of any person, while committing or attempting to commit a felony offense other than criminal sexual conduct in the first or second degree with force or violence or a drive-by shooting, namely assault in the third degree.

COUNT II -- Charge: Third Degree Murder - Perpetrating Eminently Dangerous Act and Evincing Depraved Mind
Minnesota Statute: 609.195(a) -- Maximum Sentence: Imprisonment of not more than 25 years. -- Offense Level : Felony

Charge Description: That on or about May 25, 2020, in Hennepin County, Derek Michael Chauvin caused the death of another, George Floyd, by perpetrating an act eminently dangerous to others and evincing a depraved mind, without regard for human life.

COUNT Ill -- Charge: Second Degree Manslaughter - Culpable Negligence Creating Unreasonable Risk
Minnesota Statute: 609.205(1) -- Maximum Sentence: Imprisonment of not more than 10 years, or payment of a fine of not more than $20,000, or both. -- Offense Level : Felony

Charge Description: That on or about May 25, 2020, in Hennepin County, Minnesota, Derek Michael Chauvin caused the death of another, George Floyd, by his culpable negligence, creating an unreasonable risk and consciously took the chances of causing death or great bodily harm to another, George Floyd. <Source>

Since it is unlikely that Officer Chauvin could be convicted of second-degree murder or manslaughter given the presence of a fatal drug dose and other conditions, some want to give the jury a chance to convict under a lesser charge. The system is being stacked against the officer to placate the mob.

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Beware: the ugliness of progressive socialist democrat politics is once again on us – and by no means limited to a single event taking place in a single city.

Once again, we are faced with a clear and present danger of a progressive socialist democrat municipality that favors revolution over law and order. With City officials looking to the influx of state and federal money that can be used to feather their own nests, purchase votes and political power, and reward their friends.

How many people actually believe the City of Minneapolis will be threatened by white supremacist groups, QAnon, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers? Or is it more likely that the City will be attacked by Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and gangs of opportunists capitalizing on the chaos, confusion, and the likely cowardice of City politicians who previously ordered law enforcement authorities to “stand down” while the City was destroyed?

Here they are warning private businesses to take precautions to protect themselves, knowing full well that the City is unable or unwilling to protect individual citizens, commercial establishments, and residential areas. These are the same people trying to disarm law-abiding citizens, releasing criminals into our communities, and conveying advantages to criminals over victims with their restorative justice nonsense.

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A message to the business community about the upcoming Chauvin trial

The trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, planned to begin in early March 2021, will draw national attention to the city. Businesses are open downtown and throughout Minneapolis during this time and the City will continue to provide services.

The City of Minneapolis is working with Hennepin County, the State of Minnesota, and Federal partners to have a coordinated safety plan during the trial and after the verdict, collectively known as Operation Safety Net. The goal of this effort is to preserve and protect first amendment non-violent protests and demonstrations, and to prevent large scale violent civil disturbances, property damage, and more. Business owners can expect to see law enforcement presence downtown and in commercial corridors throughout the city during the later stages of the trial.

Businesses have faced a tremendous amount of challenges over the past 13 months, through the pandemic and unrest. With the impact from last year's unrest still visible, business and property owners want to know what they have to do to keep their properties secure and workers and customers safe.

Businesses and property owners may choose to take additional actions in preparation or during the trial. We recommend you consider overall emergency preparedness plans. Ready.gov has samples plans for businesses that can give you a sense of the questions to consider. During this time period you may also want to consider:

• Adding physical security measures, such as boarding or permanent security gates

• Checking in with your insurance company and make sure your policy is up to date

• Uploading electronic copies of important documents and records to an online cloud service (for example: Dropbox, Google Drive) and/or bring physical copies to an off-site location

• Continuing to build connections with your neighbors and sharing contact information so that it's ready if you need it

• If you want additional security personnel and choose to go with a security company, please fully protect yourself and property by only hiring licensed security personnel. These are the people with will carry their own insurance and have training.

Follow the City of Minneapolis on Facebook and Twitter and sign up for the City Update newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest news and information.

Stay tuned to news from Operation Safety Net on Facebook and Twitter.

For other questions or to report issues, see the contact list below:

• Call 911 for life safety emergencies requiring police, fire or EMS

• Call the MPD Tips Line at 612-692-TIPS (8477) to report suspicious activity not requiring an immediate response

• Businesses and property owners should reach out to SmallBusiness@minneapolismn.gov or 612-673-2499 with questions about:

• Advanced preparation before the trial

• Business operations during the trial

• General information about regulations and resources

• Call 311 for non-emergency City information

Bottom line…

By all means, be prepared to know that it is impossible for any municipality to protect individual citizens and businesses when faced with massive civil unrest. Remember this feeling when you vote for those who take an oath to serve and protect their constituents – not to steal and plunder taxpayer funds for their own personal and political interests.

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


WHAT DEMOCRAT JUSTICE LOOKS LIKE

Today is a prime example of why the progressive socialist democrats want their media moguls and tech tyrants to cancel or censor voices on the internet…

Today is also the start of the Democrat’s political show trial of Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, who appears to be using excessive force in the restraint of six-foot-four George Floyd. While the poor quality video was viewed around the world to almost universal condemnation, the progressive socialist democrats, race-hustling attorneys, and activist groups are exploiting this unfortunate occurrence to fundraise, advance their own agenda, and excuse the nationwide rioting, looting, and mayhem which trained communist agitators often spearheaded.

Although the mob claims that George Floyd was murdered when Officer Chauvin kept his knee on Floyd’s neck, the official autopsy does not show any signs of strangulation or asphyxiation. What it does show is that Floyd appears to have taken a lethal dose of fentanyl and may have been suffering from the side effects of a drug overdose, possibly including excited delirium – which is broadly defined as a state of agitation, excitability, paranoia, aggression, and apparent immunity to pain, often associated with stimulant use. It is also likely that Officer Chauvin may have restrained Floyd’s shoulder rather than compressing his neck.

All facts to be disclosed at trial.

Now about what they don’t want you to see is Democrats honoring a criminal who brought about his own death…

Circulating around the internet is a piece allegedly attributed to John McNulty, a Notre Dame football coach. I say allegedly because I cannot personally authenticate the author, and I rather doubt that he would say something this controversial.

“I watched the Democratic ­leaders of Congress kneel in the halls o­f Congress for about 9 minutes, for the ­death of a black man named George Floyd.­

I have never seen them kneel for a falle­n *Police Officer.
I have never seen them kneel for a falle­n *Soldier.
I NEVER SAW THEM KNEEL FOR THE *SOLDIERS­ THAT HILLARY & OBAMA LEFT TO DIE IN Be­nghazi!!
I have never seen them kneel for the tho­usands of (black and white) *babies abor­ted EVERY DAY.
I have never seen them kneel for a murde­red *white man or woman.
I have not seen them kneel for the thous­ands of *black-on-black murder victims.
I have not seen them kneel for the thous­ands of *elderly people that died in nur­sing homes due to the Corona Virus.(Espe­cially N.Y.)
I have to ask: *WHY are Democrats puttin­g the life of George Floyd as more valua­ble than the lives of everyone else?
In fact, Democrats have put so much valu­e on the life of George Floyd, they have­ allowed rioting,

The family (brothers and sister) of George Floyd opened a Go Fund Me account to "help the family"? It has already raised $14,455,100.00 and still counting from donations as of June 22, 2020. Yes, almost $14 1/2 MILLION.

This is for a guy who was arrested NINE times; was a convicted drug dealer (and at a drug deal the day he died); held a gun to the stomach of a pregnant lady while his five buddies robbed her home; did prison time three different times totaling about eight years, and obviously didn't learn from our penal system.

And now America is memorializing him by painting murals of the guy on the sides of buildings like he's a hero? Unbelievable!!

You got to be kidding me.

Crime does pay! .....and to pour salt in the wound, Rep. Pelosi (democrat) presented his brother a folded American flag flown over the Capitol in his honor in a beautiful tri-cornered presentation case.”

John McNulty

[OCS: This is the type of mistaken attribution, disinformation, or misinformation that frequently appears on the internet. Mostly likely false because like cartoonist Scott Adams says, “It too right on the nose.”]

While the attribution may not be true, the facts appear to be correct…

Nancy Pelosi kneeling…

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Nancy Pelosi presenting the flag to Floyd’s brother…

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GoFundMe page for George Floyd…

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Why?

For any longtime observer of politics, politicians on both sides of the aisle will say or do anything to gain or maintain a political office that comes with political power, prestige, perks, privileges, and big profits. Specifically, the Democrats, originally the party of slavery, segregation, the KKK, and the anti-civil rights movement, needs black voters to complete their coalition. Without black voters, they will lose to the GOP in tight races. What they say does not need to be moral, truthful, or even make sense. Witness the political careers of President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The Democrats scream for justice but turned a blind eye when Senator Ted Kennedy left Mary Jo Kopechne in a submerged car – not to drown, but to be asphyxiated when she ran out of air. How many crimes were covered up in the name of Democrat politics? Ditto, Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats in the Obama-Biden administration.

The Democrats want and need criminals on the streets to intimidate law-abiding citizens and to vote...

President Joe Biden signed an executive order on March 7 altering the way the federal government handles elections, including by increasing voting and voter registration access for criminals in prison and on probation.

“The order will direct the Attorney General to establish procedures to provide educational materials related to voter registration and voting, and to the extent practicable, to facilitate voter registration, for all eligible individuals in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons,” a fact sheet distributed by the White House states. I just p

The order also directs the attorney general to help former prisoners obtain appropriate identification to satisfy state voting requirements. Biden is also asking the U.S. Marshals Service to include language in its contracts to facilitate voting by mail and provide eligible criminals information on voting and voter registration. <Source>

The progressive socialist democrats are betting that citizens will sacrifice their freedoms for more safety under an authoritarian regime. And, if history is a guide, they will imprison and execute thugs when they have secured total control -- because nobody steals from the state and politicians hate competition.

Bottom line…

I pray Officer Chauvin will get a fair trial, but I rather doubt it. The Democrat cards seemed stacked against him – with the omnipresent threat of racial riots weighing heavily on the juror’s minds. Not to mention Democrat federal prosecutors to jump in if the mob is not satisfied with the verdict. As for Floyd, his death is not symbolic of police abuse of force but his own criminality and gross stupidity.

Even if Officer Chauvin is acquitted, the process is the punishment, and his life will be altered forever.

We are so screwed when Democrats are in power, less so when the GOP holds the reins.

-- steveh


“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


WHAT HAS GONE RADICALLY WRONG WITH THE DEMOCRATS?

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Long story short, it appears that the Democrat Party has been infiltrated and captured by an un-American hostile power by purchasing the cooperation of useful idiots, mostly wealthy elites, celebrities, and academicians.

There is no other explanation that fits what we see as the Democrats attempt to radically transform a nation built on rugged individualism into an authoritarian fascist state based on controlling real or imagined scarcity and “redistributing wealth” to purchase political power.

It appears that the Democrats believe that constitutional conservatism does not work and the United States must transform our nation under an authoritarian (i.e., totalitarian) one-party rule to conserve planetary resources and combat a coming planetary catastrophe, be it a virulent pandemic, global climate change, or an asteroid strike. And that this is the first step to the globalization of a planet run by elite privileged and pampered experts for the benefit of “the people.”

I call bullshit!

I am sorry, but I did not swallow the Orwellian propaganda of the mainstream media, which no longer chronicles the day's events nor speaks truth to power as they drive a media-politician power feedback loop (i.e., echo chamber) that promotes Democrats and their authoritarian fascism.

I am sorry, but I did not work all my life to see myself and my family denied the benefits of my hard labor – to give my confiscated tax dollars to prisoners or illegal aliens.

Dems Agree to Provide 'COVID Relief' Checks to Prisoners and Illegal Aliens

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) offered an amendment that would have prevented "any individual who is incarcerated in a federal or state prison" from receiving a stimulus check. In the CARES Act, prisoners received $1,200 COVID relief checks.

“Prisoners do not pay taxes. Taxpayers pay for their every need. Inmates cannot stimulate the economy. But, under this bill they receive stimulus checks. This is a perfect example of nontargeted, inappropriate, and total waste of spending. It’s ridiculous that this is in the bill. " Cassidy said in a statement. Democrats voted against the amendment. 

Prevent Illegal Aliens from Receiving Stimulus Checks -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) introduced an amendment that would have prevented illegal aliens from receiving the next round of stimulus checks. Of course, Democrats voted against the amendment. <Source>

Not "that" revolution.

The revolution they don't want -- the one that holds the politicians accountable for destroying the country and kicks them out of office by force or continuing street demonstrations. 

There is a reason that Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer demand a fence around the capitol complex and the presence of armed National Guard soldiers. They fear the very type of revolution they are trying to bring about. Only the Democrats fear that they will not be the select elites in control. What other rational explanation can you provide for opposing the Second Amendment, disarming law-abiding citizens, empowering criminals, and releasing them back into our communities?

Likewise, I did not vote to make myself and my nation less safe due to the actions of criminals, crazies, terrorists – and politicians.

Why are they trying to defund, disarm, and destabilize the very law enforcement officers that keep the order and provide safety and security for our communities?

H.R. 7120 -- George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020

Why would the Democrats pass legislation that honors a six-foot-seven (yes, he was big and out of control) criminal who died of a drug overdose?

Why do they shade the truth about Floyd's record?  Between 1997 and 2005, Floyd served eight jail terms on various minor charges, including drug possession, theft, and trespass. In 2009, a five-year prison sentence as part of a plea deal on the 2007 charge of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon? Or the fact that he died of a drug overdose while being arrested for allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill?

The bill clearly disadvantages and discourages law enforcement officers from taking the initiative or responding to citizen complaints of a crime in progress,

This bill addresses a wide range of policies and issues regarding policing practices and law enforcement accountability. It includes measures to increase accountability for law enforcement misconduct, to enhance transparency and data collection, and to eliminate discriminatory policing practices.

The bill facilitates federal enforcement of constitutional violations (e.g., excessive use of force) by state and local law enforcement. Among other things, it does the following:

  • lowers the criminal intent standard—from willful to knowing or reckless—to convict a law enforcement officer for misconduct in a federal prosecution,
  • limits qualified immunity as a defense to liability in a private civil action against a law enforcement officer or state correctional officer, and
  • authorizes the Department of Justice to issue subpoenas in investigations of police departments for a pattern or practice of discrimination.

The bill also creates a national registry—the National Police Misconduct Registry—to compile data on complaints and records of police misconduct.

It establishes a framework to prohibit racial profiling at the federal, state, and local levels.

The bill establishes new requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies, including to report data on use-of-force incidents, to obtain training on implicit bias and racial profiling, and to wear body cameras.

Ask yourself why any law enforcement officer would actively intervene in a crime involving a person of color, knowing he was placing himself, his career, and his family in danger. Not only from vicious activist race-hustling attorneys on the civil side of prosecutions, but politically-motivated prosecutors in a second federal trial if the mob was displeased with the results of a local prosecution? Especially one that can be politically-milked for media attention and fundraising?

Bottom line…

Not only are the Democrats trying to ram-through their socialist dream agenda under an incapacitated President Biden at the same time they have the power, but they are also trying to cripple the upcoming voter revolt led or facilitated by those – including Democrats – who supported former President Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Especially if the courts and legislatures continue to discover voting irregularities that will now be further facilitated and extended by the very legislation that the Democrats just passed. Election integrity and credibility be damned.

Where are the GOP lawyers rushing to court to challenge the provisions of this un-constitutional, outrageous, and repugnant legislation being passed by the Democrats?

Why are we locked-down while the Biden administration allows untested illegal aliens to run free in our country as additional vectors of disease. crime, poverty, and illiteracy -- destroying our social safety nets like a hoard of locusts?

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