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GOP: NO BALLS, NO GUTS, NO HONOR -- EVERYTHING EXCEPT NO DEMOCRATS

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Once again, it appears that the GOP  is hurtling down the road to extinction as the diseased establishment RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) are allowed to affect the herd rather than being culled to save it.

gop-lossIn this case, we find aisle-hopper and anti-Trumper Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announcing her bid for reelection with the financial support and backing of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) Senate Leadership Fund. There is little or no doubt in my mind that McConnell, a master manipulator of Senate rules and procedures, is every bit as corrupt as the progressive communist democrats with their state-based corruption and ties to Communist China.

In addition to McConnell’s endorsement, Senator Rick Scott (R-FL), who oversees the National Republican Senatorial Committee, declared that the Senate GOP’s campaign arm will “absolutely” support Murkowski. “We support all of our incumbents.”

Proof that Murkowski has few, if any, patriotic core values and can be bought with a handout for her state like she did in the recent $1.2 trillion spending bill…

“I will work with anyone from either party to advance Alaska’s priorities and I will always stand up to any politician or special interest that threatens our way of life.”

“My heart is, and always has been, in Alaska, and that’s why I am proud to announce my campaign for reelection to the US Senate in 2022,” Murkowski said in a statement, noting further that she has always made Alaska, its industries, and its people her top priority.

“In this election, lower 48 outsiders are going to try to grab Alaska’s Senate seat for their partisan agendas,” Murkowski said in the campaign video released Friday. “They don’t understand our state and frankly, they couldn’t care less about your future.”

Partisan agendas? Do you mean supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States? Do you mean restoring faith in America’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies which were thoroughly corrupted and politicized by the progressive communist democrats? Do you mean weeding out communists embedded in the bureaucracy where they continue to sabotage our nation from within?

Election shenanigans in Alaska…

Following the progressive communist democrat disruption in so much of our electoral system, we find that the State of Alaska is trying a new election methodology for the upcoming 2022 mid-term election. For the first time, Alaska will employ a “top four” “ranked-choice” "jungle primary" voting system where candidates from all parties will be listed together on one primary ballot, and the top four will advance to the general election.

The well-qualified GOP opposition…

Murkowski, the legacy candidate, has a sketchy background since being appointed by her father, then-Senator Frank Murkowski, to finish his term after his resignation to become the Governor of Alaska. Murkowski has won three subsequent elections by a plurality, not a majority, and she lost the 2010 GOP primary but made a come-back with a write-in campaign in the general election. She is well-funded by Alaska’s special interests, and her dominant theme is that the citizens of other states do not understand the uniqueness of Alaska.

Her major opponent is Kelly Tshibaka, the Harvard-trained lawyer who spent 18 years in Justice Department’s Inspector General’s Office and Tshibaka and formerly served as Alaska’s commissioner of administration.  Tshibaka has the endorsement of former President Trump; many believe solely because Murkowski voted to impeach Trump “for incitement of an insurrection in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot,” for which she was censured by the Alaska Republican Party.

Tshibaka is supported by the Alaska Republican Party and is promoting traditional values.

“I am grateful and thrilled to have the strong support of the Alaska Republican Party, which voted overwhelmingly to endorse my candidacy for the U.S. Senate. We all share a unified goal: to promote the principles upon which our country and state were founded. I have pledged that I will be true to our shared, conservative Alaska ideals and be a senator upon whom they can depend to make every decision based on what is best for our great state.

Murkowski has a substantial multi-million dollar funding lead and superior name recognition.

Bottom line…

My greatest complaint about Murkowski, other than corruption, is that she believes, like Senator Lindsey Graham, that presidents, having been elected by the American public, should be able to have their nominees confirmed. No matter how radical, anti-America, anti-white, or anti-Semitic they might be. Thus, Murkowski will vote for virtually any Democratic nominee even if they represent a clear and present danger to America. Let us note that Murkowski voted against confirming Brett Kavanaugh based on nothing but unsubstantiated allegations and innuendo of sexual misconduct decades earlier and only brought to light prior to his confirmation.

Murkowski, who represents a red state, is even to the left of Susan Collins, who represents a blue state. 

Once again, the GOP is faced with an existential choice. Support the “go along to get along” establishment Republicans who are feathering their own nests while helping the progressive communist democrats destroy our nation from within OR stand up to tyranny and sanction those corrupt Republicans who have sold out our nation in the past and are likely to continue their past pattern and practice.

We are so screwed as the GOP continues to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by ignoring that our nation’s enemies, foreign and domestic, are playing for keeps and will do anything in their power to destroy America’s Constitution military, economy, and culture of exceptionalism. They do not believe in collegiality or civil behavior. Neither should the GOP that needs to play by their rules.

-- 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



NEEDED 1,000 KYLE RITTENHOUSES...

If the duly elected and sworn officials fail to maintain public peace and ensure the safety and security of life and property in the face of communist domestic terrorists, then it falls to the people to defend themselves and a move to remove those officials from their office.

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Black Lives Matter Leaders Threaten Violence if NYC Mayor Reestablishes Anti-Crime NYPD Units

[OCS: The Communist domestic terrorists known as Black Lives Matter are threatening, not civil disobedience, but criminal riots, if they do not get their way in one of the nation’s largest cities…]

Leaders of the Black Lives Matter New York chapter threatened to unleash violent protests in the city if mayor-elect Eric Adams reinstates the plain clothes anti-crime units that were disbanded amid the civil unrest prompted by the murder of George Floyd.

“If he thinks that they’re going to go back to the old ways of policing, then we are going to take to the streets again,” Hawk Newsome, co-founder of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, told the New York Daily News. “There will be riots, there will be fire and there will be bloodshed because we believe in defending our people.”

Newsome’s sister and the other co-founder of the branch, Chivona Newsome, warned of the repercussions and lawlessness the group will inflict if Adams resurrects the unit.

“We will shut the city down. We will shut down City Hall, and we will give him hell and make it a nightmare,” she told the publication.

[OCS: The tide is turning as the law-abiding citizens have seen enough disruption and damage motivated by the progressive communist democrat ideology. It is time to reestablish law and order on our streets and hold our elected officials criminally responsible for further damage to the lives and property of law-abiding citizens.]

At a time when shootings and stabbings are on the rise in the city, Adams, a former police captain, has vowed to reestablish a reformed version of the plain-clothes anti-crime unit.

“We should not throw out the baby with the bathwater. Having a good Anti-Crime team will continue to take guns off the streets,” Adams told the Gothamist in an interview. “We can do it right, we’ll get it right, and we’ll make sure our city is safe.”

A number of high-profile police killings throughout the 2000s sparked a backlash against the anti-crime unit, however, mostly alleging that officers engaged in misconduct and abuse of authority through a tactic called “stop and frisk,” which critics say involved racial profiling and disproportionately targeted minorities.

[OCS: If most crimes are committed in minority-dominated areas of the city or by minorities, it is experiential policing, not racial profiling.]

The unit was eventually disbanded in June 2020 amid the wave of racial justice protests following the death of George Floyd. A spike in gun and other violent crimes followed.

[OCS: Let us remember that George Floyd was not an innocent heroic victim of police brutality but a violent thug who vigorously resisted arrest while under the influence of a lethal dose of fentanyl – compounded by severe underlying medical conditions.] 

Adams says he would reinvent the anti-crime unit to prioritize trust and relationship building with the broader community rather than aggressively seeking out crime.

“The Anti-Crime model we witnessed previously was a model where you just searched as many people as possible. You arrest a lot of innocent New Yorkers just to try to find that gun in the haystack,” he told the Gothamist. <Source>

[OCS: This is bullpucky. You do not arrest “innocent” citizens who are found without a weapon or drugs. If the policy was discontinued, it should rest on a constitutional argument  centered on the lack of probable cause or warrant.]

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By all accounts and recorded and sworn testimony, Kyle Rittenhouse was a responsible citizen with civic-minded motives. He did not engage, as some in the media have portrayed, to use his “assault-style” weapon to shoot innocent protesters.

From Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), an anti-America, anti-white, anti-Semitic progressive communist democrat member of “The Squad” …

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All three people shot in self-defense were white, actively attacking Kyle Rittenhouse, and do not appear to be affirming the value, dignity, and worth of black lives.

CBS professionals should know that self-defense is not murder, and this Tweet grossly distorts court testimony…

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The media is in for an expensive time when Rittenhouse sues for malicious defamation.

Bottom line…

Now you know why the progressive communist democrats desperately want to disarm law-abiding people and prosecute those who have a valid claim of self-defense when they use deadly force.

We are so screwed. Especially when politically corrupt prosecutors attempt to punish people for exercising their inalienable right to survival and self-defense.

-- 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



VETERANS DAY 2021 -- THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Honoring our troops on Veterans Day …

Let us remember that it was our senile Commander-in-Chief and the corrupt politicized military leadership that gave us a resounding defeat in Afghanistan that even surpasses our defeat in Viet Nam. What our soldiers won in battle, our politicians negotiated away. It is a bitch when an illegal alien receives more consideration and military benefits that do our soldiers. 

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Lest we not forget …

Jane Fonda, American Traitor …

As we go about our daily tasks, let us for a moment consider the service of Senator John McCain, a prisoner of war who suffered terribly at the hands of our enemy while just mere miles away, a far-left liberal, Jane Fonda, laughed and sat on an anti-aircraft gun as she called our American troops “war criminals."

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Aside from visiting villages, hospitals, schools, and factories, Fonda also posed for pictures in which she was shown applauding North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners, was photographed peering into the sights of an NVA anti-aircraft artillery launcher and made ten propagandistic Tokyo Rose-like radio broadcasts in which she denounced American political and military
leaders as "war criminals." She also spoke with eight American POWs at a carefully arranged "press conference," POWs who had been tortured by their North Vietnamese captors to force them to meet with Fonda, deny they had been tortured, and decry the American war effort. <Source>

And an accounting which is not complete …

For some as yet unexplained reason, John McCain approved legislation that has kept Americans from getting a complete accounting of our MIAs from Viet Nam.

The legislation ensured that “… the Defense Department is not obligated to tell the public about prisoners believed alive in captivity and what efforts are being made to rescue them. It only has to notify the White House and the intelligence committees in the Senate and House. The committees are forbidden under law from releasing such information.” For those who wish to read an interesting article on McCain’s efforts to prevent a full and complete accounting of MIAs, it can be found at “ The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides: Former POW Fights Public Access To POW/MIA Files.”

Bottom line …

Our nation and each citizen owe an unpayable debt to those who risk life and limb to protect our right to prosper or protest in complete freedom from a totalitarian government.

  • If you see a soldier in uniform, thank them for their service – especially since it is completely voluntary. If you see a veteran down on his luck, extend a helping hand.
  • Do not let our people and our government forget the sacrifice made by our troops.
  • Do not let those who would denigrate and demean our military go unchallenged.
  • Do not let the media spin a story that is contemptuous of those who protect our freedom without pointing out that it may have been the actions of relatively few individuals involved and they do not represent the military.

And, no matter what the spin, you are not a private citizen exercising your “free speech rights” when you give aid and comfort to America’s enemies by making propaganda announcements --  you are a traitor.

Most of all, tell those in the far-left who are openly anti-military and anti-America where to step off. <insert strong language message here>

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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



AMERICA UNDER THE DEMOCRATS: SLIP SLIDING AWAY

I find it unbelievable, unconscionable, and downright treasonous that the progressive communist democrats in the Biden Administration would do everything in their power to reverse the energy independence of our nation, cripple or kill the petroleum industry, including coal, natural gas, and hydroelectric power generation, to advance an unprovable hypothesis of global warming put forth by communists seeking political power and the destruction of the United States.

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Pure bullshit from Obama’s cadre of communist puppeteers pulling Biden’s strings…

Biden Responds to Soaring Inflation, Orders Economic Council to ‘Reduce Energy Costs’

President Joe Biden says he’s directed the National Economic Council to focus on reducing energy costs for U.S. consumers following a Department of Labor report suggesting that inflation hit a three-decade high in October. “Today’s report shows an increase over last month. Inflation hurts Americans pocketbooks [sic], and reversing this trend is a top priority for me,” Biden said in a statement on Nov. 10. “The largest share of the increase in prices in this report is due to rising energy costs.”

The president said he directed his top economic aides to attempt to “further reduce these costs,” regarding energy prices. He also asked the Federal Trade Commission to deal with “market manipulation or price gouging in this sector.” <Source>

  • Point: The United States has ceded influence over the largest oil producers in Iraq to Iran.
  • Point: The United States has failed to sufficiently reassure Saudi Arabia against a soon-to-be nuclear Iran. We are now seeing Saudi Arabia turning toward China for possible protection and as their largest customer for oil. China is one of the three largest polluters globally and is unlikely to change its behavior based on demands by the United States and the United Nations. Oil might likely doom the use of the U.S. Dollar as the world’s reserve currency. And energy-driven inflation is upon us.

Saudi Arabia Turns Toward China

Doubts about the Biden administration’s reliability are ubiquitous and readily expressed. Saudi Arabia is edging East with no apologies. China is now Saudi Arabia’s largest trading partner because of Beijing’s thirst for Saudi oil. The kingdom buys weapons from China. The growing animosity over Taiwan and global trade unnerve Riyadh. The U.S habit of imposing sanctions on opponents and expecting allies to join is something Saudi Arabia seems determined to resist. “Don’t make us choose,” says a prominent Saudi minister in a sentiment echoed by many.

While the Biden administration pays lip service to partnership with Saudi Arabia, actions haven’t followed. The U.S. has largely cut sales of offensive weapons to Riyadh, pulled out the defensive Patriot missiles that protect the kingdom from attack, and thus far failed to enunciate any strategy for how to confront a nuclear Iran. Saudis believe an Iranian bomb is imminent. There also is grumbling here that the U.S. purports to want peace in Yemen but won’t act to interdict the flow of weapons from Iran to the Houthis. “Muddled” and “confused” are the words Saudi ministers use to describe U.S. Mideast policy. “Public pronouncements are fine but on the working level nothing happens,” says a Saudi foreign policy official.

As the world’s largest producer of fossil fuels, however, it is a favorite target of green activists who want an immediate end to investments in fossil fuel. President Biden, who has hamstrung U.S. production to please climate activists, now insists that the Saudis pump more oil to keep stateside gas prices low. “Hypocrisy,” say senior Saudis.  <Source>

  • Point: The recently-passed “infrastructure” bill is laden with pork and does little or nothing to harden our existing electric grid against an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) likely to cripple wide areas of the United States. Nor does it do much to protect existing infrastructure. The bill doubles down on unsustainable, unreliable, and higher-cost energy sources to please the environmentalists, the de-growthers, and the population control crowd. It is a gift to the unions and progressive communist democrat special interests who want to see America fail.

The Washington Times summed it up best.

A year into office, President Joe Biden has shown us that what he lacks in leadership, he makes up for in incompetence.  This is the result of voters so committed to voting against Donald Trump, that they supported a candidate who, on a good day, is ill-informed, ill-prepared, ill-motivated to lead the nation.  By just about every conceivable measure, the President lacks the capacity and competence to shepherd America through the challenges we face as a nation in these troubled times. <Source>

Bottom line…

They know what they are doing and are proceeding to affirmatively damage the United States.

  • Some know what they are doing and don’t care.
  • Some are following the advice of “ignorant” experts and academicians.
  • Some don’t know what they are doing and don’t care.
  • Many are looking for a political solution with good optics regardless of its outcome.

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



PRIORITY ONE: STOP THE AMERICAN PUBLIC FROM LEARNING ABOUT DEMOCRAT TREASON

With the forthcoming revelations of treasonous behavior of Obama-era Democrats in the Durham report, whoever is controlling the Biden Administration is becoming increasingly desperate to increase the Administration’s control over the media – especially the conservative media.

There is no doubt that the radical progressive communist democrat nominee to the Federal Communications Commission, Gigi Sohn, is a clear and present danger to the United States Constitution and free speech.

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Gigi Sohn, Nominee for Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission

Gigi B. Sohn is a Distinguished Fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy and a Benton Senior Fellow and Public Advocate. Gigi is one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable, and democratic communications networks.

For over thirty years, Gigi has worked to defend and preserve the fundamental competition and innovation policies that have made broadband Internet access more ubiquitous, competitive, affordable, open, and protective of user privacy.

If she is confirmed, Gigi would be the first openly LGBTIQ+ Commissioner in the history of the FCC.

[OCS: Again, class over competence, radicalism over moderation.]

From 2013-2016, Gigi served as Counselor to Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, and from 2001-2013 was Co-Founder and CEO of Public Knowledge, a leading communications and technology policy advocacy organization serving the interests of consumers.

She was previously a Project Specialist in the Ford Foundation’s Media, Arts and Culture unit and Executive Director of the Media Access Project, a communications public interest law firm.

[OCS: Sohn checks all of the boxes of the Democrats – Lesbian, radical leftist, history of anti-Constitutional and un-American activities.]

Gigi holds a B.S. in Broadcasting and Film, Summa Cum Laude, from the Boston University College of Communication and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She resides with her family in Washington, DC. <Source>

The Wall Street Journal sums up the danger…

A Media Censor for the FCC?
Nominee Gigi Sohn wants more government control of the airwaves.

President Biden’s effort to supercharge the regulatory state is also steadily advancing. The latest example is his nomination of progressive partisan Gigi Sohn to the Federal Communications Commission.

The White House last month hailed Ms. Sohn as “one of the nation’s leading public advocates for open, affordable, and democratic communications networks.” Translation: She favors deploying the agency’s regulatory power to shackle broadband providers and silence conservative voices.

Ms. Sohn founded the leftwing group Public Knowledge that has long sought more government control of the internet and media. She was a counselor to Obama FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and was a driving force behind the “net neutrality” regulation that classified broadband providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934.

The Wheeler rule banned broadband carriers from charging heavy-bandwidth consuming websites like Netflix and Facebook more to carry their content. The enormous regulatory uncertainty caused broadband investment to decline, though it picked up after the Trump FCC scrapped the rule. Ms. Sohn supports making the Wheeler rule even more burdensome.

“I’m not advocating for just reinstating the old rules,” Ms. Sohn told the media site CNET last year. “We need to push for FCC authority to adopt policy to handle issues like zero-rating and data caps.Progressives want the government to regulate broadband rates like electricity prices, and Ms. Sohn’s musings suggest she’d be on board.

[OCS: Every American who has paid a utility bill for water, electricity, gas, telephone, or cable knows the high costs of government involvement in the marketplace. Not to mention enforced monopolies, price-fixing, and the lack of competition.]

She’s also hinted at deploying the agency’s regulatory power to censor conservative media and revive a version of its mooted fairness doctrine.

“For all my concerns about #Facebook, I believe that Fox News has had the most negative impact on our democracy,” she tweeted in October 2020. “It’s state-sponsored propaganda, with few if any opposing viewpoints.”

[OCS: Sohn is ignoring the truth that Fox News is one of the fairest and balanced news organizations, especially when compared to CNN, NBC, and MSNBC. Separating commentary from journalism and news from the narrative. The proof is in the ratings.]

Ms. Sohn seems to believe that the state is endorsing conservative speech by allowing cable companies to carry it. She also has suggested using the FCC’s power over broadcast licenses to censor conservative outlets. After Tribune Broadcasting abandoned its merger with the conservative-leaning Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2018, she declared “Today is a good day for every American who believes that diversity of voices in the media is better for our democracy” and urged the FCC to “look at whether Sinclair is qualified to be a broadcast licensee at all.”

[OCS: Truth be told, the is little diversity in progressive broadcasting as they all seem to parrot the progressive communist democrat talking points of the day.]

She could also use the agency’s power to block mergers that expand conservative media’s reach. Left-wing activists have petitioned the FCC to block the sale of a Spanish-language radio station in Miami to the conservative-leaning América CV Network, which Democratic Congress Members suggested in a letter to the agency wasn’t operating in the “public interest” and might have propagated election misinformation.

Ms. Sohn’s strident partisanship should disqualify her from serving as an officer of an independent agency with so much power to control the public airwaves. There’s also a risk that the President could designate her as Chair after she’s confirmed, as he did with the radical Lina Khan on the Federal Trade Commission. <Source>

Bottom line…

There is a simple test for media fairness, bias, and accuracy.

How many media outlets continued to endorse the Trump/Russia collusion hoax, the pee-pee stories, and are not carrying the in-depth reporting of the Durham indictments, which point to the treasonous attempt of the Obama/Biden Administration? Including the Democrats spying on Americans and the opposition party, actively interfering with a presidential campaign, and attempting to subvert the activities of a sitting president using an alternative chain of command that bypassed the Commander-in-Chief?

How many outlets called for sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and the lying leaker Adam Schiff for their egregious activities in the House of Representatives? And how many continue to label the raucous January 6th Capitol walk-through an insurrection?

And, the acid test – how many media outlets are calling for the 25th Amendment removal of a cognitively impaired President who is being manipulated by his handlers?

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



HOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CHILDREN: THEY NEED GUIDANCE AND A SCRIPT

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Each day, thousands of individuals, singly or in groups, safely store, maintain, handle, load, and shoot firearms.

They know and honor the basic safety rules:

(1)    Treat every weapon as if it is loaded.

(2)    Keep your finger off the trigger until you want to shoot.

(3)    Never aim at anything you do not wish to kill or destroy.

(4)    Know your surroundings and what is behind the target

(5)    Know your weapon and the correct ammunition to use.

(6)    Never accept the word of another person, verify for yourself.

(7)    Verify the gun is in proper working order with no barrel obstructions.

(8)    Never load a weapon unless you intend to immediately use it.

(9)    Know how to handle misfires.

(10)  If you are unsure about anything, ask for help while pointing the weapon toward a safe area. 

(11)  Never handle a weapon when intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.

(12)  Always use safety equipment when necessary to preserve eyesight, hearing, and bodily safety and comfort.

(13)  The unwritten rule – never handle a weapon when angry.

Alec Baldwin, stupid is as stupid does…

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Huh? What a schmuck!

The role of on-set weapon safety is left to the property master or armorer, double-checked by the first assistant director, and verified by the actor handling the gun. The idea that Hollywood productions should hire police officers to inspect on-set firearms on all film and television sets that use guns is insane. Perhaps, it would be more beneficial to demand that production companies hire qualified individuals and verify their work history. The well-trained armorer likely has more experience with a variety of firearms than does the average police officer.

A better idea…

Demand all actors, directors, armorers, and their assistants to be credentialed by taking an NRA-approved gun safety course (including target practice) with an on-set refresher before they can handle firearms on a set. And union-sponsored safety courses would also be required.

Bottom line…

The Rust shooting was not an accident, nor was it a misfire; it was the result of the unintentional consequences of culpable negligence on the part of the producer, the director, the first assistant director, the armorer, the prop-master, and the actor. The degree of responsibility is yet to be determined. For those who complain that including the director in the list is “blaming the victim,” I would point out that the overall demeanor on a set is determined by the director and their assistants -- and reaffirmed by the department heads. By all accounts, the Rust set was a lax set prone to taking cost-saving shortcuts. Like the commander of a vessel, the director bears the ultimate responsibility.

Someone brought live rounds onto a closed set. This, in and of itself, is another charge for culpable negligence. If done intentionally to sabotage the production, that is a form of murder. 

As for Baldwin, he should be directing his comments to his union, not the Twitterverse.

-- 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 DID 13 REPUBLICANS SAVE THE $1.2 TRILLION BIDEN -- PELOSI SPENDING BILL?

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H. R. 3684, the “Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” was approved 228-206 with 13 Republicans joining 215 Democrats, now sending it to President Biden, who will be told to sign it or not get his afternoon ice cream cone.

Had the Republicans voted together, the bill would have been defeated, and Biden and Pelosi would have been handed a deserved defeat.

Thirteen squishy, self-serving RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) squandered a legislative gift from six of Congress’s most radical communist representatives. The latter voted against the Biden/Pelosi $1.2 TRILLION “Build Back Better” “infrastructure” spending bill in defiance of a more moderate Democrat proposal. A bill that nobody in Congress read and understands as the bill’s last-minute provisions were constantly changing.

The thirteen Republicans who betrayed the nation, their constituents, and their party…

[RETIRING]

  • Rep. Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio
  • Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois

[MAJOR BLUE DISTRICT]

  • Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska
  • Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania
  • Rep. John Katko of New York

[RED DISTRICT WITH MAJOR CHALLENGE]

  • Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York
  • Rep. Tom Reed of New York
  • Rep. Nicole Malliotakis of New York 
  • Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia
  • Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey 
  • Rep. Fred Upton of Michigan 
  • Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey
  • Rep. Don Young of Alaska 

How to speak politician out of both sides of your mouth… 

MALLIOTAKIS

Malliotakis Votes to Secure $27B+ for NY Infrastructure & Against Advancing of Socialist Spending Spree

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) released the following statement regarding her vote for the bipartisan infrastructure package that delivers a minimum of $27 billion of hard infrastructure funding to New York State every year over the next five years.

“I proudly voted for the bipartisan infrastructure package that will improve the safety and prosperity of communities across America and make the necessary improvements to bring our infrastructure into the 21st century. For far too long, our local, state, and federal leaders have neglected to modernize New York City’s aging infrastructure to keep pace with economic and population growth. The funding stream we are providing today will be used by states and cities to modernize roads, highways, bridges, sewer systems, and flood resiliency projects, including right here on Staten Island and in Southern Brooklyn.

[OCS: How can anyone “proudly” vote for a spending bill knowing that a large portion of the funds will be inappropriately spent to purchase further political power by the opposition and wind up strengthening the opposition to your own campaign? What inducements or coercion facilitated this “deal?’

To think the very same politicians and special interests who have ignored repairing, replacing, and building out the city’s crumbling infrastructure will have a change of heart is to believe in Santa Claus and the tooth fairy.]

“This funding could be used for new fast ferry lines connecting the city’s five boroughs, upgrading our subway system’s pre-WWII signals, or completing the High-Occupancy Vehicles lane on the Staten Island Expressway. The city could afford to fortify neighborhoods along our coastline with resiliency projects like the East Shore Seawall and expand our sewer systems to deal with the next Superstorm Sandy or Hurricane Ida. Additionally, this funding would reduce the need for the MTA to raid operating funds to pay off debt incurred for capital improvements. Simply put, it’s this type of investment that will not only save city residents’ time and money, but also their properties and lives.

“While the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure package is an undisputable victory for New York, it’s only the first step in the long process of addressing our city and state’s infrastructure needs. It is now up to our city and state governments to allocate and prioritize this funding and I will continue to work to ensure they do so appropriately.”

[OCS: Both the city and state governments of New York are totally and thoroughly corrupt and controlled by the unions and progressive communist democrat machine. That the allocated money will be correctly prioritized and wisely spent is political fiction. Not only are unionized infrastructure projects over-budget, unnecessarily delayed, and fail to meet rigid designs specs and projections, they are mostly incapable of being audited with a significant portion of funds going to special interests, including entities influenced by organized crime families.]

Additionally, in a separate vote, Malliotakis voted against advancing President Biden’s socialist spending package: “President Biden’s reconciliation package, inappropriately named ‘Build Back Better’ by Democrats, is nothing more than an unsustainable socialist wish list that will bankrupt the economy with increased spending and higher taxation, give government handouts to illegal immigrants, and grow bureaucracy and government control with the largest federal government expansion in 50 years. The day I vote for any budget thrown together in the dead of night by Senator Bernie Sanders and the socialist squad is the day I purchase a one-way flight to Cuba. It is my hope that now that the bipartisan infrastructure bill has passed, we have weakened the socialist’s negotiating hand and perhaps even killed this radical socialist spending spree once and for all.”

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[OCS: Voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil!]

Bottom line…

There is little doubt in my mind that the 11 representatives seeking reelection should be primaried for their grievous defection and the damage inflicted on ALL Americans. Moreover, Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) must be stripped of his leadership position as he cannot deliver reliable results on what should be party-line votes. Meanwhile, the unfaithful representatives should be removed from their committee assignments and relocated to small offices in the basement.

“We the People” are fast learning that voting Republican is not enough to protect our Constitution, our Country, and our way of life. We must consider the methods of the progressive communist democrats and engage in direct action to show our political leadership that we outnumber the opposition and will not stand for their constant abuse.

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



YES, WE ARE SCREWED!

Something is radically wrong in America and we are under attack from the Obamacons in the federal government...

Something is radically wrong in the land when the federal government orders you, under penalties of fines or loss of employment, to take an unproven medication that can cause death or grievous bodily injury when administered against specific medical advice based on your personal physician's informed recommendation. That 19 state attorneys general are filing suit and the country is facing mass firings at a time of a major supply chain crisis is not only unconstitutional but a malevolent act of progressive communist democrats seeking to destroy America from within. Add to that a President who is severely cognitively impaired and being manipulated by unelected subordinates and you have the makings of a cataclysmic catastrophe. 

Under court test are questions of whether the federal government can fundamentally alter State's Rights and continue to federalize crime, healthcare, and elections. Or overriding the provisions of the Constitutions such as denying religious exemptions for vaccines or demanding gun confiscations. Our Constitution and way of life is at risk!

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A number of readers have noticed that I usually end my posts with some variation of "we are screwed." A few asked why I chose that sign-off or exactly how screwed are we?

Everyone reading this has been forced to answer similar questions as they experience a daily life that is trending toward unreality, unmoored from anything in history.

For the average person who has little awareness of political machinations, high finance, and no knowledge of controversial medical treatments, the realization of just how screwed we are is a sobering one. 

There is little doubt that we are living in a world of corruption, hypocrisy, narcissism, and groupthink.

Your choices are limited. You can submit with resignation and despair or perhaps live with the painful cognitive dissonance that arises between what you experience and see with your own eyes and what the corporate propagandists in the mainstream media tell you.

Or, you can go down the rabbit hole of the alternative media, into the realm of off-the-wall conspiracy theories, untested medical remedies, and pseudoscience offered up by talking heads who parrot partisan talking points that purport to interpret the politics of the day and the various published "scientific" studies. Studies that the media fools may not fully understand, recognize that they contain serious methodological flaws, and are being manipulated to advance a partisan public policy agenda.

Each side insinuates the opposition's need for a psychological evaluation or labels others as being racists, ‘phobes, or misogynists as a means of silencing the opposition and shutting down legitimate debate. 

You are unlikely to get satisfying answers from your elected officials. They have long abandoned the need to respond to their constituents as they interact with special interests capable of funding their campaigns, doing favors for family and friends, providing voter support, and media attention. It's all about gaming the system to gain or maintain political power and preserving their cushy positions with its profits, perks, and privileges.

While there are multiple legitimate ways to frame and interpret scientific data, it appears that the politicians and propagandists are viewing everything through an agenda-driven lens. Journalism is more about narrative and commentary delivered by pseudo-celebrities than objective reporting.

Having grown up with cutting-edge technology over the years, I could have never imagined that the big tech and social media companies would informally collude to suppress any content that questions a one-sided political narrative or the discussion of ideas that counter a government narrative. Neither could I imagine the depth of leadership corruption in our premier intelligence, law enforcement, military, and educational institutions.

While there appear to be some lines even the most radical of politicians won’t cross, it does not mean that they will not provide tacit approval, support, and freedom from prosecution to those who will cross these lines. Ask yourselves, why is it that our government is so willing to ignore demonstrable criminality within its top agencies, but willingly prosecutes a number of ordinary people traipsing through our Capitol while talking trash and taking selfies and souvenirs? Why are these same government officials giving a pass to domestic terrorists such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter who have destroyed over two billion dollars in property and murdered over twenty individuals?  

I cannot even begin to fathom radical politicians and activists who are demanding to defund the police while murder and mayhem cripple their communities. In the name of humanity and a civil, law-abiding society, what the hell is going on? Or encouraging a hoard of illiterate, impoverished, diseased, and criminal individuals to swarm over the border? With citizens of hostile governments and terrorists in the mix. To consume housing, employment, and social safety net assets like a hoard of locusts in a wheat field? 

Bottom line...

Despite the wide range of extremely damaging symptoms, much of the chattering class ignores or minimizes these corrupt politicians who often imply that everything is under control and such extreme events and behaviors are short-term aberrations and are likely to be corrected in the future -- as long as we listen to the "experts" and continue to fund their prescriptives and initiatives. WTF? These are the very same people who placed our nation, our communities, and our citizens in danger. 

If you are in the majority who believes whatever the progressive communist democrats put in its press releases is a true and objective fact, you do not understand the political process and the promotion of its own self-serving and often malevolent agenda -- and whether or not it harms America and ALL Americans.

It is unlikely that the rank and file Democrats will shed their preconceived notions about our Country and former President Trump. Especially after years of negative and misleading media propaganda. And, unless confronted by the painful reality of a dysfunctional democrat-majority government and the systemic damage being done by former President Obama and his embedded cadre of Obamacons. The very same Obamacons who are striving to radically transform America into a European socialist-like nation.

Yes, we are so screwed. It is painfully obvious. It is also painfully obvious that the national discomfort is rising to the point of mass civil disobedience and direct street action.

-- 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