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DOES THE GUTLESS CALIFORNIA GOP WANTS TO LOSE THE NEWSOM RECALL?

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You might think that the California GOP would conduct their own internal poll on the current candidates to replace Gavin Newsom and coalesce around the front-runner to maximize their gubernatorial opportunities…

But NO! The gutless wonders at the California Republican Party’s virtual endorsement meeting did absolutely nothing, nada, zip!

Sending the message “We cannot afford to discourage voters who are passionate about a particular candidate, yet may not vote because their favored candidate didn’t receive the endorsement.” This statement says everything you need to know about the mindset of the California GOP and its ability to generate enthusiasm for a candidate. They think that because the recall is in a statistical dead heat, they cannot offend some voters with an endorsement that would cripple the recall. 

What absolute bullpucky!

With less than a month before ballots start arriving in voters’ mailboxes for the September 14th election, the GOP has no clear plan of action other than wait until it is too late to effectively support a candidate.

(8/9/21) This is a message from Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters. Your ballot for the upcoming September 14, 2021, Gubernatorial Recall Election has been mailed to you. If you haven't received your ballot within 7 business days, please contact us.

Like who gives a tinker’s dam what the California GOP thinks? They have rolled over and over and over – allowing the progressive communist democrats who govern the state a free hand to destroy California.

GOP wussies -- waiting for a sign of divine intervention?

It appears that these putzes want a candidate to grab 60% of the delegates before making an endorsement.

Especially considering that Larry Elder, a genuinely conservative author, lawyer, commentator, tv and radio host, jumped to the top of the polls in less than a month, supported by prodigious fundraising that lags behind the millions being poured into keeping Gavin Newsom in office.

Elder, who bills himself as the “Sage From South Central,” is clearly the type of candidate we want. Not a professional “go along to get along” politicians like Kevin Kiley (current member of the California State Assembly), Kevin Faulconer (former member of San Diego), and Doug Ose (former U.S. Representative - California's 3rd congressional district.)

Faulkner played a major role in convincing the endorsers to pass on endorsing anyone based on fairness. Without Elder, Faulkner would become the front runner. According to published reports, “Faulconer wrote in an email to supporters hours before the vote, “Ever since the close of candidate filing, it has become clear an endorsement of one candidate over another would only distract from that goal.”

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Even their sloganeering smacks of Democrat lite…

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I say screw the California GOP – back Larry Elder and help California fight communism -- RECALL NEWSOM AND ELECT LARRY ELDER!.

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



BOHICA: UN IPCC RELEASES 6TH FAIRY TALE REPORT ON CLIMATE

Bend over, here it comes again…

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The newest climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says that humans "unequivocally" caused climate change.

“It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere have occurred.”

Assuming this is true, show me the reality-based system that accurately detects and measures man's climate input amid climate's natural variability. I do not want to see incomplete computer models with their parameterizations, estimates, and workarounds that use sparse, heavily homogenized data and cannot be replicated independently by other researchers.

The keyword is extremes…

“Human-induced climate change is already affecting many weather and climate extremes in every region across the globe. Evidence of observed changes in extremes such as heatwaves, heavy precipitation, droughts, and tropical cyclones, and, in particular, their attribution to human influence, has strengthened since AR5.”

I thought most of our weather depended on cyclical oscillations like ENSO (El Niño-Southern Oscillation), NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation), and AMO (Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation), all of which are not well understood at present. Let us not forget the natural temperature range found between the equator and the polar regions.

Global temperatures are expected to reach a significant warming milestone in the next 20 years.

Once again, the prognosticators ignore all of their years of past dire predictions and extend the event horizon another twenty years to avoid responsibility for the predictions they admit were made to grab the public's attention, funding, and acceptance of draconian freedom-limiting public policies. Most of which seem to coincide with an authoritarian socialist/communist agenda.

The planet is expected to reach average temperatures that are 1.5 degrees warmer than a pre-industrial baseline by 2040,
    
So what? Nobody has ever discovered an "optimum" global temperature that maximizes benefits to existence on Earth. In fact, higher concentrations of carbon dioxide are beneficial to oxygen-producing plants, which benefit man, flora, and fauna in numerous ways. And one might legitimately assume that the planet will experience interglacial warming on geologic timescales as we emerge from the last ice age.

Without serious greenhouse gas emissions reductions, global temperatures will rise by a full 2 degrees Celsius.

     Since water vapor is the most potent and prevalent greenhouse gas in our atmosphere, how do the prognosticators plan to alter cloud behavior on a global scale?

The poohbahs have spoken…

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres…

“Today’s IPCC Working Group 1 report is a code red for humanity.  The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable:  greenhouse‑gas emissions from fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.  Global heating is affecting every region on Earth, with many of the changes becoming irreversible.

The internationally agreed threshold of 1.5°C is perilously close.  We are at imminent risk of hitting 1.5°C in the near term.  The only way to prevent exceeding this threshold is by urgently stepping up our efforts and pursuing the most ambitious path.

We must act decisively now to keep 1.5°C alive.  We are already at 1.2°C and rising.  Warming has accelerated in recent decades.  Every fraction of a degree counts.  Greenhouse‑gas concentrations are at record levels.  Extreme weather and climate disasters are increasing in frequency and intensity.  That is why this year’s United Nations climate conference in Glasgow is so important.

We need immediate action on energy.  Without deep carbon pollution cuts now, the 1.5°C goal will fall quickly out of reach.  This report must sound a death knell for coal and fossil fuels, before they destroy our planet.  There must be no new coal plants built after 2021.  OECD [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development] countries must phase out existing coal by 2030, with all others following suit by 2040.  Countries should also end all new fossil fuel exploration and production, and shift fossil-fuel subsidies into renewable energy.  By 2030, solar and wind capacity should quadruple and renewable energy investments should triple to maintain a net-zero trajectory by mid-century.”<Source>

Panic, I say! Before it is too late to save the planet! What foolishness. Let us cripple the very basis for all industrialized development that has driven progress forward. Tell emerging nations that they cannot enjoy the same benefits and must exist on the wealth redistribution of developed nations with their crippled economies. Yes, let’s substitute expensive and unreliable power sources for existing low-cost reliable power production. The last thing politicians want is low-cost, abundant power. One, it promotes further industrialization and growth upsets their de-growth agenda. And two, politicians derive their power from managing scarcity and charging a toll to change a “no” decision to a “yes” decision.

IPCC Working Group I Co-Chair Valérie Masson-Delmotte…

“This report is a reality check. We now have a much clearer picture of the past, present and future climate, which is essential for understanding where we are headed, what can be done, and how we can prepare.”

Right! We cannot even project weather beyond a 14-day window with a high degree of confidence, and we should accept the idea that "droughts and fluctuations in precipitation could be projected with high confidence."

Given that the actual drivers of long-term global climate change are the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, cosmic rays, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s precessional and rotational dynamics, the Earth's magnetosphere, plate tectonics, and vulcanology, the deep ocean currents, the internal dynamics of the Earth, and the greatest greenhouse gas of all” water vapor, explain to me what can be done?  None of these elements of climate change are susceptible to alteration by man on a global – or even a local scale.

Bottom line…

The climate is always changing. Man does have some effect on the planetary dynamics. And, until someone shows me how much, do not propose to cut off my balls to bring about your socialist paradise of unicorns, rainbow farts, and self-licking lollipops.

There is so much that remains unknown that the only conclusion that can be drawn is that it is premature, foolish, and disastrously dangerous to implement draconian freedom-limiting, economy-killing, public policies put forth by partisan scientists to support a political narrative that ensures billions of dollars in additional climate research funding.

Can anyone explain why public policies proposed by the politicians always appear to support a one-world order governed by the corrupt, ineffective, and impotent United Nations and looks suspiciously like the international authoritarian socialist/communist agenda?

We are so screwed.

--steve

References…


“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



DANGER: GOVERNMENT TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF EQUITY

Government-run credit scoring scheme…

CREDIT-BY-GOVT

Another attempt by the racist progressive communist democrats to exert control over the financial future of Americans…

(1)  Credit is the lifeblood of a debt-driven economy where the promise to repay debts is of paramount importance.

(2)  The traditional 5C underwriting criteria

The five Cs of credit is a traditional system developed and used by lenders for centuries to assess the creditworthiness of potential borrowers. The system weighs five characteristics of the borrower and conditions of the loan, attempting to estimate the chance of default and, consequently, the risk of a financial loss for the lender.

The first C is character—the applicant's credit history.

The second C is capacity—the applicant's debt-to-income ratio and ability to repay the assumed debt obligation.

The third C is capital—the amount of money an applicant has.

The fourth C is collateral—an asset that can act as security for the loan.

The fifth C is conditions—the purpose of the loan, the amount involved, the economic climate, and prevailing interest rates.

(3)  The sixth 6th 'C' of credit–credit reporting purports to statistically analyze a limited set of current and historical credit-related factors to create a single “credit score” that reflects the likelihood of default.

The privately owned and operated system is not foolproof, relies on information collected from unaffiliated third parties, and disadvantages those without traditional loans, credit cards, and reported transactions. It is an 80-20 Pareto system that works for traditional individuals, not the poor or individuals who operate outside the margins of traditional financial life.

Government tyranny in the name of equity…

Legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that would eliminate or supplement the current big-three credit reporting agencies (Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion) to create a government scoring system that would promote “fairness and equity.” Of course, the progressive communist democrats cannot resist adding social elements to the scoring algorithm, much like the “social scores” that dominate life in Communist China, including travel, internet access, and the ability to purchase certain goods and services.

Spearheaded by the corrupt, racist, communist grifter, House Committee on Financial Services Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA), two Democrat-sponsored bills are circulating in the House. House Resolution H.R. 362, known as the “Comprehensive Credit Act of 2020,” and sponsored by the racist, anti-Semitic, anti-America, communist Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and a draft copy of the “Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2021” which would “amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act to ensure that consumer reporting agencies are providing fair and accurate information reporting in consumer reports, and for other purposes.” Of course, the gotcha is always contained in the implementation of legislation “for other purposes.”

Enter Waters, the House Committee on Financial Services, and select “witnesses” who almost always present a biased viewpoint on behalf of their ideological agenda and organizations…

Consider excerpts from the testimony of Chi Chi Wu (John Hopkins, Harvard Law), a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, a progressive non-profit advocacy group funded by Soros, and the usual foundations.

Chairwoman Waters, Ranking Member McHenry, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today regarding consumer credit reporting and the need for reform. I offer my testimony here on behalf of the low-income clients of the National Consumer Law Center.

[OCS: Does equity – equality of outcome – mean that poor people should be able to purchase goods and services they cannot afford, or does it mean that the government should subsidize such purchases?]

NCLC has long advocated for stronger laws and regulation to ensure accuracy and fairness in the U.S. credit reporting system and to reform the Big Three credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), known as the nationwide consumer reporting agencies under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and colloquially as “credit bureaus.”

All of the problems and failures with our consumer credit reporting system stem from two fundamental facts:

1. Credit bureaus are entirely private companies that are publicly traded, which means their highest duty is to shareholder profit, not the public good or the American consumer.

[OCS: If they cease to provide value to their customer base, they will be forced to adapt or face disintermediation. Marxists abhor private property and private enterprise, especially that which is beyond their corrupt control.]

2. The paying clients of credit bureaus are not consumers, but the creditors and debt collectors who furnish or use the information contained in the credit bureaus’ databases.

[OCS: The clients of politicians are not their public constituency, but the special interest that funds their campaigns and provides off-the-books perks and privileges to their family, friends, and others who benefit the politician.]

The fact that these are private, profit-seeking companies explains why the credit bureaus are constantly expanding their products into uses, such as employment, insurance, and tenant screening, that ultimately harm Americans and contribute to the massive inequality in our nation. The fact that their customers are creditors and other users of information explains the unacceptable error rates and bias against consumers who complain about errors.

[OCS: The extent to which private companies use credit bureau data to screen individuals is nowhere to be found in the Constitution. It is already illegal to discriminate against protected classes in housing, employment, and financial products.]

These two factors are why it’s time for a new paradigm for credit reporting, a public credit registry. While public agencies are not perfect, at least they would not have profit-making as their top priority. They would be responsive to public pressure and government oversight. They could also be charged with developing credit scoring models to reduce the yawning racial and economic inequality in this country.

[OCS: Of course, the progressive communist democrats hate private property and private enterprise and want to seize the reins of power by building another government equity factory.

No government entity has maintained an adequate database indexed by name, address, and social security number.

Witness the $1.4 BILLION of government stimulus dollars sent to dead people.

Witness the massive impact of illegal aliens on the IRS, SSA, and Medicare databases with their phony names, addresses, and social security numbers. And let's not forget the massive security breach at the Office of Personnel Management. The private data (including security check information) on all past and present government employees wound up in Communist China.

Just what factors could be added to a credit score to reduce racial and economic inequality? Perhaps a race-based affirmative action multiplier or guaranteed score?]

Yada. Yada. Yada.

The progressive communist democrats substitute narratives for the facts, cherry-picking a heart-tugging story to illustrate their corrupt point…

To illustrate the impact of COVID on consumer credit, Maxine Waters shared a story:

Last week, I received a letter from a gentleman in Ohio. In this letter, he explained how he had lost his job because of the pandemic. Without his salary, and with no help from any of his creditors, he couldn’t afford to cover all of his bills. Though he had never before missed a credit card payment, his credit score has suffered so badly, he wrote – and I quote – 'I couldn’t get credit now if I paid someone to give me credit.'. He closed his letter by asking what this Committee was doing to protect consumers like him.

OK, what is the solution, since any credit agency will report late or missed payments? How should the government “protect him?” Ignore the bad data, give him an artificially high score that disadvantages a lender who is likely to suffer a default loss? Instead of relying on his own devices to work his way out of the problem, why is he asking some government committee to take action? Could he be a collectivist looking for the government “nanny state” to protect him from life?

Bottom line…

It may not be perfect, but our current credit system appears to be working for the majority of Americans – leave it alone. Sound familiar? It’s the same story with Obamacare, and look how that turned out.

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



RIGGING THE CALIFORNIA RECALL ELECTION AS A TEST FOR 2022?

Because there is no auditable way to trace or disqualify certain ballots, ballot-stuffing becomes a reality in California…

“Remote Accessible Vote By Mail (RAVBM) allows the state and any cheaters within the Secretary of State’s office to add however many ballots to the total that they need in order to keep Newsom in power. But unlike other states, California’s system makes it virtually untraceable.” <Source>

Starting August 16, 2021, early voting options gives fraudsters sufficient time to create ballots that can be used to alter the election results once tabulation has begun.

Audit?

There is no longer a way to determine that certain ballots were not officially distributed by the California Secretary of State and not some malevolent third party. Fraudsters can now print out ballots using whatever paper or ink they choose. No longer will forensic auditors be able to verify the authenticity of ballots by examining the paper, printing, ink, and envelopes. 

“It’s a nearly limitless avenue through which ballot-stuffing can take place and there’s no way to trace it back or disqualify the ballots. They literally just need to pre-print however many they think they’ll need and add them in on or after election night. Their Newsom problem will be solved with no recourse and nothing to investigate.” <Source>

Just in time to save Gavin Newsom’s sorry ass…

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What an AUDIT-PROOF voter system may look like… 

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How to Use RAVBM

A Remote Accessible Vote by Mail (RAVBM) system allows voters to mark their selections using their own compatible technology to vote independently and privately in the comfort of their own home. To use a RAVBM system, a voter must:

  • Download the application
  • Mark their selections
  • Print their selections
  • Sign the envelope (using the envelope provided with the vote-by-mail ballot or the voter's own envelope)
  • Return the printed and signed selections either by mail or by dropping it off at a voting location. The selections cannot be returned electronically.

How to Request RAVBM

A voter can request a RAVBM when they review their information on My Voter Status or by contacting their County Elections Office by phone, mail or email or by going to their County Elections Office website for more information.

A voter using RAVBM:

  • Downloads the application to mark their selections,
  • Marks their selections for each contest using their compatible technology, on their computer or tablet,
  • Prints and returns their marked selections by mail using the postage paid envelope included with their vote by mail ballot or using their own envelope which would require postage. The return envelope used in any instance, must have the voter’s signature on the outside of the envelope. The voter can also return their selections in person to a voting location, drop box, or their County Elections Office. A voter cannot submit their selections online. It must be mailed or returned in person.

The vote-by-mail envelope being mailed to all Californian’s, includes punched holes that will help guide visually impaired voters where the signature is needed. However, if a voter is using their own envelope, they can sign anywhere on the outside of the envelope.

Accessible Vote by Mail for Voters with Disabilities

The Secretary of State’s Office currently has four certified RAVBM systems:

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Bottom line…

Perhaps we should consider the Communist Chinese Virus the greatest gift to communism in California as progressive communist democrats use the emergency to rig elections.

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



WHY IS THE GOP SELLING OUT?

It’s no secret, the majority of the GOP puts themselves, their personal and political fortunes ahead of their nation, their constituents, and in many cases, their own family.

So why is anyone surprised that several GOP Senators, including the RINOs, the squishes, and the corrupt, are willing to sell out to the progressive communist democrats if it means bringing home the pork to their districts and the special interests who provide campaign funds, voter support, and media attention. Much like the progressive communist democrats are in thrall to the unions, or Obama and Biden selling out their country to Iran for a photo op and a footnote in their legacy.

How many Senate Republicans will hand President Biden a huge political victory by voting for the historic $1 trillion infrastructure package?

With 60 votes to overcome a filibuster and make it to final passage and all 50 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus likely to vote in favor of the legislation, only 10 Republicans are needed to screw over the nation.

The vote was 67-27, so who might those GOP votes be?

By a tally of 67-27, the Senate invoked cloture on Sinema-Portman substitute amendment #2137 to H.R.3684, Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

18 of the Senate’s 50 Republicans voted to join 49 Senate Democrats to move forward on the 2,700-page package.

    1. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
    2. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)
    3. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    4. Susan Collins (R-ME)
    5. John Cornyn (R-tx)
    6. Kevin Cramer (R-ND)
    7. Mike Crapo (R-ID)
    8. Deb Fischer (R-NE)
    9. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
    10. John Hoeven (R-ND 
    11. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    12. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    13. Rob Portman (R-OH)
    14. Jim Risch (R-ID)
    15. Mitt Romney (R-UT)
    16. Mike Rounds (R-SD)
    17. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
    18. Todd Young (R-IN)

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    1. Barrasso (R-WY)
    2. Burr (R-NC)
    3. Graham (R-SC)
    4. Rubio (R-FL)
    5. Scott (R-SC)

The nine Senate Republicans that served on the bipartisan infrastructure working group and worked with Senate Democrats and Biden to build this outrageous legislation were::

    1. Richard Burr (R-NC)
    2. Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
    3. Susan Collins (R-ME)
    4. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
    5. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    6. Rob Portman (R-OH)
    7. Mitt Romney (R-UT
    8. Mike Rounds (R-SD)
    9. Thom Tillis (R-NC)

The feckless and undisciplined GOP has a pattern and practice of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…

There is little or no doubt that Republicans will use this vote against the GOP in the upcoming midterm elections in 2022 and the presidential election of 2024.

The message to Californians…

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Consider the additional tax and insurance burdens when “mileage-based fees” are implemented?

Included in this “infrastructure bill” …

  • $75 million for studying how to enact income-based road usage taxes.
  • Studies using third parties (big tech) to collect road use data and fees.
  • A public awareness campaign to propagandize mileage-based fees.
  • $50 million for a per-mile road usage fee pilot program.
  • Volunteer drivers will test a per-mile road usage fee nationwide.
  • And then there is the legalized spying on your travels and driving behavior – possibly included automated tickets for speed, red lights, etc. – all collected directly from your bank accounts or credit cards. The legislation will study tracking methods that include third-party on-board diagnostic (OBD-II) devices, smartphone applications, telemetric data collected by automakers, motor vehicle data obtained by car insurance companies.

Californians should remember that our communist legislature stole our gas taxes and re-purposed the money into the general fund. And, CalTrans spent our road repair funds on sound walls, which channel noise and pollution to drivers forced to drive at a snail’s pace.

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