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Another message from Adam Schiff, the deranged liar, leaker, and lunatic that continues to destroy America from inside the House of Representatives…


Yesterday, the House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act, my sweeping, landmark legislation to prevent presidential abuses of power and begin to repair our democracy after four years of Donald Trump.

[OCS: As with everything the progressive communist democrats say, the opposite is usually accurate as they project their un-American behavior onto their opposition.]

And as I walked off the House Floor, I couldn't help but think how very close we came to seeing our democracy fail just eleven months earlier.

[OCS: Since Joe Biden was sworn into office, Executive Orders and the slim majority rule of Congress has created destructivechaos and we have never been closer to permanently damaging our republic in such a short period of time.]

How on the same Floor where I proudly cast my vote, Capitol Police instructed Members of Congress to prepare to don gas masks as rioters and insurrectionists attempted to beat down our chamber's doors.

[OCS: Ask yourself a few logical questions that remain unanswered:

    • Why were multiple armed members of the Capitol Police standing in front of the door leading to the House Chamber and did nothing to stop the rioters who broke the window. These same officers were standing next to Ashley Babbitt when she was shot and killed by a Capitol Police Officer who would have been charged with manslaughter for his reckless use of unnecessary force against an unarmed citizen under ordinary circumstances?
    • Who were the guys in suits with the earpieces standing next to the wall doing nothing?
    • And what about the team of armed SWAT officers less than 100-feet away from Babbitt and the chaos?
    • Insurrectionists? Nobody was armed or prepared to take over the government. What about that large crowd of peaceful protesters that never appear in the government videos? Why was the Capitol Police directing peaceful protesters into the building?

These are the question Schiff should be asking – but he continues to ignore the government's role in the protest, including the leadership of the Congressional Democrats and the FBI, which refuses to charge certain agitators – possibly because they are part of a government false-flag team. However, before you dismiss the notion of a false flag operation, consider what the leadership of our premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies has already admitted to in sworn testimony and documentary evidence.]

This Congress, and this country, have witnessed events in the past year that few of us previously thought possible in the United States.

[OCS: This is absolutely true, but not for the reasons Schiff cites.]

81 million votes for Joe Biden are what stood between our democracy and an authoritarian striving to tear it down. Even then, Donald Trump pulled out every stop to halt the peaceful transfer of power — something that has been an unbroken and vital practice since our nation's inception.

[OCS: As we continue to learn, there were massive irregularities in the election process that have not been thoroughly investigated. When you consider that the Biden transition team was working with the Trump administration months before the inauguration, this is not a true statement. Trump left quietly and did not attend the inauguration.]

And we're not out of the woods yet. Not by a long shot.

[OCS: The progressive communist democrats will continue to advance their agenda while in power and out of power. Hence, Obama's call for the resistance movementto oppose Trump from within.]

A Big Lie has shaken our nation and threatens the integrity of our elections in the future. The same Big Lie that led to a bloody insurrection that injured at least 151 Capitol and Metropolitan Police officers, and is now being used to usher in a new generation of Jim Crow laws around the country.

[OCS: Schiff is the master of "The Big Lie." Pretending that the criminality of the Obama Administration and the corruption of the Biden Administration does not exist. And that the Obamacons did not stage a coup against a sitting President of the United States and manipulated a presidential election. Another Big Lie – calling any election reform legislation racist by falsely referring to Jim Crow.] 

The Protecting Our Democracy Act puts into law the norms of office that were destroyed over the last four years. But to pass this package of reforms, we need relief from the same archaic rule that has thus far stymied progress on voting rights legislation.

[OCS: The Act, H.R. 5413, is profoundly flawed and partly unconstitutional.

One, it interferes with an enumerated power granted to the President concerning presidential pardons, thus violating the separation of powers. Two, it increases whistleblower protections – ironic given Schiff's illegal manipulation of the whistleblower process in bringing unconstitutional impeachment charges against President, and then civilian, Trump.  And three, it suspends the statute of limitations for federal offenses committed by a sitting President or Vice President, but conveniently does not include members of Congress or their staffs.]

So I ask my Senate colleagues: What is more important to you?

An unconstitutional, anti-democratic, procedural rule that prevents a simple elected majority from passing legislation demanded by those who elected them.

Or the survival of our democracy?

The Senate must abolish the filibuster. We must demand it. Because there is no room for compromise or half-measures against the forces of authoritarianism. If we give an inch, they will take a mile. We have to make a stand.

[OCS: The filibuster is the last-ditch procedure for keeping the majority in check. We essentially have one-party rule in Congress without the filibuster, regardless of the slimmest of voting majorities. Abolishing the filibuster is running down the road of authoritarianism.]


Bottom line…

Under the authority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Representative Adam Schiff, the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has abused his power, destroyed long-standing committee rules, and has engaged in numerous acts of what might be termed a criminal conspiracy to perpetrate a fraud on the United States. He continues to bizarrely support progressive communist democrat hoaxes despite sworn testimony and documented evidence. Schiff lies, leaks, and probably mishandles classified information. He has spied on fellow Congress members. He needs to be investigated and held accountable for his actions.

We are so screwed when liars, leakers, and traitors to democracy are not held accountable for their actions.

-- 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


I do not like the Saudis. I think they are duplicitous, lying bastards, and the proximate funder and support vehicle for the dastardly attacks on 9/11. Likewise, I dislike Iran more than I dislike the Saudis. Not to forget the lying scumbags in Pakistan for their proliferation of nuclear technology and the creation of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Most of all, I hate the progressive communist democrats who continue to sell out our nation to hostile foreign powers and continue to wield U.S. foreign policy as a weapon aimed at an America they dislike.

  • It was the Democrats that were behind slavery, segregation, racism, Jim Crow, the KKK, and against civil rights legislation.
  • It was Lyndon Johnson who greatly enlarged the welfare state and decimated the Black community with its restrictions on adult males in Black households receiving welfare.
  • It was Jimmie Carter who gave us Ayatollah Khomeini and Islamo-fascism.
  • It was Bill Clinton who strengthened Communist China’s war machine and allowed North Korea to go nuclear.
  • It was Barack Obama, truly a racist hater of America, that helped to revitalize Iran’s economy and set the path for ballistic missiles to be armed with breakout nuclear weapons.
  • And, I reserve a special place on my list for the Bush neocons who have also damaged America with their infantile belief that you can turn tribalism into a democracy with time and billions of dollars.
  • This brings us to the Biden regime which promises to do more damage to America and American interests abroad than our enemies. An abysmal foreign policy dictated by the Obamacons to a virtual, but still corrupt and malignant, vegetable that is President Joe Biden.

But what really bothers me are certain GOP members who portray themselves as conservatives as they aid and abet the radical progressive communist democrats and their toxic agenda.

In what world would you expect to see a working coalition of a libertarian (Rand Paul) and a conservative (Mike Lee) join forces with radical progressive communist democrats to deny military aid to an alleged Middle East friend of America in their fight against Yemen, an Iranian proxy?

The Senate voted against Joint Resolution 31 (30-67) that would have prohibited the sale of $650 million of critically needed military weaponry to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to fight the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen. 

Is this not a signal to our friends and allies that the United States is willing to withhold vital military aid during a serious conflict to engage in domestic political posturing?

117th CONGRESS – SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 31 -- Providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia of certain defense articles.   

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following proposed foreign military sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is prohibited:

(1) The sale of the following defense articles, described in Transmittal No. 20–11, submitted to Congress pursuant to section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776(b)) and published in the Congressional Record on November 15, 2021: Two hundred eighty (280) AIM–120C–7/C–8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM); five hundred ninety-six (596) LAU–128 Missile Rail Launchers (MRL); containers; weapon support and support equipment; spare and repair parts; United States Government and contractor engineering, technical, and logistical support services; and other related elements of logistical and program support.

   Strange Bedfellows…  

These are not the co-sponsors of a bill authored by libertarian Rand Paul [R-UT]  and co-sponsored by conservative Mike Lee [R-UT] that would normally come to mind:

  • Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]   
  • Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]    
  • Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]    
  • Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]    
  • Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]    
  • Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]    
  • Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]    

All radical progressive communist democrats.

What are America’s interests and who serves as an honest broker?

It appears that one of the most difficult questions to answer is whose interests are being served by American foreign policy?

  • The Democrat Party’s desperate need to distract the American public from the Administration’s abysmal performance?
  • The Republican Party that believes democratic republics are the answer to the world’s ills and that non-democratic regimes and warlords can be bribed to renounce their religious beliefs, traditions, and cultures?
  • The desires of a cabal of so-called “elite” State Department and national security advisers who believe they know what’s best for America, but who appear motivated by one-sided politics? National security advisors Fiona Hill, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, come to mind.
  • The globalists who are seeking a new world order governed by the corrupt United Nations?
  • The Military-Industrial complex, desperate for a new influx of taxpayer money?
  • Foreign nations using state-sponsored proxies and engaging in proxy wars for their own means.
  • Corruptocrats like the Biden Crime Family interfering in a nation’s affairs to further their own shakedown activities?
  • The American people.

What I see is that the American people will only benefit if, by happenstance, the domestic and foreign policies promoted by the powers-that-be happen to coincide with the interests of our nation.

Now Ukraine and Taiwan are the new flashpoints, trailed closely by Iran and their proxies in the Middle East…

We appear to be engaged in three proxy fights.

  1. China – Taiwan.
  2. Russia – Ukraine
  3. Iran – Israel and the Middle East

The interventionists demand action. The isolationists demand a form of benign neglect. The situation is worsened by the corrupt, feckless, and un-American posture of the Biden Administration – the vegetative Biden being a proxy for Obama’s self-destructive foreign policies as promulgated by high-ranking Obamacons deeply embedded in the government hierarchy.

Bottom line…


I know the questions but I don’t know the answers nor do I know who I trust to execute foreign policy. Certainly not the Democrats with their history of un-American activities? Not the establishment wing of the GOP with their record of failures.

And then there is my best friend Al who reminds me that since I can’t change anything, don’t worry about things you can’t change.

What I do know is that we need honest patriotic leadership and we are unlikely to find it with the same old deeply flawed candidates being proposed by the two political parties. I also know, all things considered, the progressive communist democrats are seeking to destroy America from within and are not a credible choice under any circumstances.

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



Perhaps a better question, why would you allow a communist to indoctrinate your children from a position of power at a taxpayer-supported educational institution?

Dr. Melina Abdullah, Director of BLM Grassroots and Co-Founder of BLM Los Angeles, regarding the ongoing trial of Jussie Smollett…

As abolitionists, we approach situations of injustice with love and align ourselves with our community. Because we got us. So let’s be clear: we love everybody in our community. It’s not about a trial or a verdict decided in a white supremacist charade, it’s about how we treat our community when corrupt systems are working to devalue their lives.

In our commitment to abolition, we can never believe police, especially the Chicago Police Department (CPD) over Jussie Smollett, a Black man who has been courageously present, visible, and vocal in the struggle for Black freedom. While policing at-large is an irredeemable institution, CPD is notorious for its long and deep history of corruption, racism, and brutality. From the murders of Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, to the Burge tortures, to the murder of Laquan McDonald and subsequent cover-up, to the hundreds of others killed by Chicago police over the years and the thousands who survived abuse, Chicago police consistently demonstrate that they are among the worst of the worst. Police lie and Chicago police lie especially. <Source>

[OCS: I thought this trial was about a fake race hoax perpetrated by a black, gay actor who testified to masturbating one of his attackers in a gay bath house – not the Chicago Police who diligently investigated this matter in a progressive communist community that wanted very much to believe and exploit this hoax.]

Abdullah is a tenured professor in the Department of Pan-African Studies at California State University, Los Angeles,  a co-founder of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter, and an America-hating communist.

Who are the real victims?

YOU! The people who had their emotions falsely manipulated and their attention distracted from the urgent matters of the day. The Black community that will now be viewed with greater suspicion. The GLBTQ community that will now be viewed with greater suspicion. And the real victims of hate crimes who may not be believed by the authorities.

Bottom line…

I guess if you are stupid enough to believe that two Trump supporters wearing MAGA hats were wandering around Chicago in sub-zero weather looking for a random black man at 2 a.m., then you are likely to believe anything.

As a consequence of the trial where Jussie Smollett was convicted of five felony charges associated with perpetuating a racial hoax that engulfed the country and produced comments of support comments from President Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, media talking heads, and celebrities willing to suspend belief in the facts, he should also be tried for felony perjury and false testimony.

Another distraction from the progressive communist democrats who are willing to highlight this bogus bullshit while continuing to ignore the daily slaughter of men, women, and children in the inner cities. Where are the BLM marchers highlighting their fellow blacks as they decimate their community with drugs and death? 

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


What do all these individuals have in common?

  • Kamala Harris, the United States Vice President
  • Merrick Garland, United States Attorney General
  • Anthony Blinken, United States Secretary of State
  • Anthony Fauci, Chief Medical Advisor to the President
  • General Mark Miley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Vivek Murthy, United States Surgeon General

In the words of former President Donald Trump, they are all fucking idiots, mediocrities devoid of common sense, and political hacks.

The latest political idiocy comes from Vivek Murthy…


Protecting Youth Mental Health: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory

Introduction from the Surgeon General

We know that mental health is shaped by many factors, from our genes and brain chemistry to our relationships with family and friends, neighborhood conditions, and larger social forces and policies.

[OCS: The same could be said about criminality.]

We also know that, too often, young people are bombarded with messages through the media and popular culture that erode their sense of self-worth—telling them they are not good looking enough, popular enough, smart enough, or rich enough.

[OCS: This is the standardized message of advertisers selling sex, popularity, and the lazy individual’s way to achievement and notoriety. This is also the message of the progressive communist democrats who are infantilizing minorities and selling victimhood.]

That comes as progress on legitimate, and distressing, issues like climate change, income inequality, racial injustice, the opioid epidemic, and gun violence feels too slow.

[OCS: In this single sentence Vivek Murthy’s political hackery is on display. Not only are these the talking points of the progressive communist democrats, but they are sensationalized and catastrophized by the progressive propagandists in the media. However dire the outlook, it pales when measured against an individual’s acceptance and popularity in a valued peer group. One might argue that mental illness, like Asperger’s might be an underlying cause, but few mention the social isolation induced by the psychological tricks played on the users of social media and gaming programs.

The absence of followers, likes, and the unattainable often-faux lifestyle of  social media “influencers” greatly outweighs concerns over social justice and climate change. I would suggest that many individuals are not committed ideologues, but join a cause seeking a feeling of belonging, recognition, and in most cases friendships. In essence, joining a Greek fraternity or sorority for individuals who could never enter the upstairs of a frat house.

If gun violence is a public health matter, as the progressive communist democrats declare, where are Murthy and his troops fighting drug-dispensing gangs and gun-related violence in the inner cities of this nation?]

And while technology platforms have improved our lives in important ways, increasing our ability to build new communities, deliver resources, and access information, we know that, for many people, they can also have adverse effects. When not deployed responsibly and safely, these tools can pit us against each other, reinforce negative behaviors like bullying and exclusion, and undermine the safe and supportive environments young people need and deserve.

[OCS: But isn’t that the prime objective of the progressive democrat party – to divide the masses into classes of victims that turn to the democrats to address their grievances in return for their political support? A mass coalition believing that “this time it will be different and the Democrats will improve our lives and community?” A fairy tale belied by crooked politicians siphoning off taxpayers funds to benefit themselves and their special interest friends?

And that this is part of the problem with today’s youth, the creation of delicate snowflakes instead of self-reliant, resilient, and capable individuals. Treating boys as imperfect examples of obedient little girls?]

All of that was true even before the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered young peoples’ experiences at home, at school, and in the community. The pandemic era’s unfathomable number of deaths, pervasive sense of fear, economic instability, and forced physical distancing from loved ones, friends, and communities have exacerbated the unprecedented stresses young people already faced.

[OCS: In the charade of Fauci and “follow the science,” weren't these issues exacerbated by the progressive communist democrat’s to gain political control over the nation? Following former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s dictum to never let a crisis go to waste?

Our obligation to act is not just medical—it’s moral. I believe that, coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have an unprecedented opportunity as a country to rebuild in a way that refocuses our identity and common values, puts people first, and strengthens our connections to each other. instead of people programs.

[OCS: There is no morality in the Democrat Party. Witness the chaos and confusion they have caused around the nation and the globe with their politics. Refusing to call out genocidal racists who are attempting to vilify and marginalize white males in America. Leaving California schoolchildren behind enemy lines as the bailed out of Afghanistan with unvetted random individuals in planes to improve Administration optics.

The Democrats lack core American values. Biden’s Build Back Better is synonymous with destroy America from within.]

If we seize this moment, step up for our children and their families in their moment of need, and lead with inclusion, kindness, and respect, we can lay the foundation for a healthier, more resilient, and more fulfilled nation.

[OCS: I am tired of hearing “it’s for the children,” when it is clearly for the progressive communist democrats and their toxic ideology.]

Environmental factors can range from exposure to alcohol or drugs during pregnancy, to birth complications, to discrimination and racism, to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as abuse, neglect, exposure to community violence, and living in under-resourced or racially segregated neighborhoods.

[OCS: Notice that most of the solutions to depression and mental illness seems to be bigger government, higher taxes, and progressive policies?]

Bottom line…

The progressives have politicized public health, and our health leadership cannot be trusted other than to spout progressive communist democrat nonsense. I wonder if this schmuck will get around to addressing the harm masks are causing young children as they can’t learn to interpret facial expressions correctly?

-- 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


A for-profit utility has one goal: to generate a sufficient profit to satisfy their lenders and ensure shareholder satisfaction and executive bonuses.

Being a near-monopoly, customer benefits and satisfaction are often secondary. Therefore, utility executives rarely invest in repairing, replacing, or building out their physical plant unless the need is urgent. Moreover, these same utility executives engage lobbyists to corrupt public officials and unelected bureaucrats to reinforce their monopoly and produce legislation allowing them to charge higher rates and delay the implementation of capital investments.

The ratepayer is screwed...

Here in Southern California, utility executives decided to increase the productivity of a nuclear plant by ordering the design and fabrication of a super-sized heat exchanger with more internal tubes. Unfortunately, the sonic resonance of the heat exchanger caused the tubes to rub together and leak radioactive water. The project was abandoned, and the ratepayers are on the hook for a $4.1 billion twenty-year decommissioning project -- including continued on-site storage of radioactive materials.
Even worse, the progressive communist democrats are applauding as the plant's reliable, clean energy output will slowly be replaced by unreliable, high-cost  "green power."


Today's rant...

Now the same utility wants to charge me more -- ostensibly to re-educate me in restricting my power usage and to penalize any aberrant behavior. Similar to congestion pricing on toll roads.

Why am I being switched to another rate plan?

As part of a statewide initiative to use more clean renewable power—like solar and wind—and simplify rates, customers on Tiered rate plans will be switched to a TOU (Time of Use) rate plan now through May 2022.

With a TOU rate plan you are in control. Take advantage of lower electricity prices in the morning, afternoon, and late at night. The more you can shift your energy usage to when rates are lower, the more you’ll save.

[OCS: Yes, you are in control. You can choose to be charged artificially high rates for subsidized green energy, just as you can choose to alter your lifestyle to accommodate a progressive communist democrat agenda. All the while the politicians and the lobbyists are wining, dining, and pocket-lining.]

TOU rate plans are based on when and how much energy you use. That’s because TOU rates are lower during the day, when we can tap into less expensive renewable energy sources like solar and wind.

If you can take advantage of these time periods when rates are lower (“off-peak” hours), you can avoid the rates when energy is in higher demand and renewable energy sources are less available.

Reducing the amount of energy you use during your rate plan’s “peak” hours—either from 4 to 9 p.m. or 5 to 8 p.m. on weekdays—will help you save more each month.

The utility's justification for implementing this rate increase is that the cost to deliver power has increased dramatically since solar and wind power have boomed under government-mandated usage. Accordingly, the utility has shifted its higher charges to the times where green energy becomes unreliable or non-existent and conventional power generation is required.

Bottom line…

If you are like most families who run their air conditioner when you get home from work, cook on an electric stove, watch TV after dinner, run the dishwasher, and wash dirty clothes in the early evening -- prepare to pay more.

Ask yourself, if green energy were so cost-effective, reliable, and beneficial, why must the government subsidize it?  The truth is that it is none of those things, and investors would crucify utility executives if they allocated funding to these projects.

You can bet this will increase utility revenue at ratepayer expense -- and once again, let them delay capital improvements.

We are so screwed if you believe that the PUC (Public Utility Commission – filled with political appointees) -- acts on behalf of the consumer.

The sad truth is that when the Sun goes down, the utilities can't generate enough power to meet demand and don't want to fire up gas-fired plants. They would rather hide the sad facts behind environmental programs and rate increases.

-- 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


The facts are simple and unambiguous…

In all of recorded history, disparities are found in nature. Some individuals were stronger, some weaker; some smarter and some less smart; some more physically adept than others; some born into preferential circumstances of wealth and privilege, others born into poverty, illiteracy, and suffering. However, America has no class or cast system, and individuals can move between classes dynamically and fluidly. Opportunities abound for those motivated and able to rise to the challenge.

As per the U.S. Constitution, all citizens are equal under the law; they are entitled to due process. Nowhere in the Constitution do you find “equity” guaranteeing equal outcomes.

Unfortunately, in their quest for power, the progressive communist democrats are creating new rights out of whole cloth and manufacturing grievances with the same intellectual dishonesty and deception.

They have turned our legal system upside down, where you must prove yourself innocent rather than require the state to prove you guilty. Even worse, you can be “technically” found guilty of a crime based – not on intent and actual wrongdoing but highly manipulated statistics. This is the basis of “disparate impact” found in employment, housing, finance, and the judicial system. Simply put, you are deemed to have committed a crime if one selected class is not represented in the proportion that the selected class appears in the general population.

An easy-to-understand concept. If a disproportionate minority population is denied loans compared to their representation in the general population, the cause must be systemic racism, and you are guilty of committing a racist act. These individuals may live in declining and decaying areas, have little or no collateral, have part-time jobs, and statistically are unlikely to pay their obligations is of less consequence than their membership in a minority class. The basis for race hustlers and poverty pimps to shakedown corporations who are more likely to settle than fight the charges and suffer reputational damages in a smear campaign.

And now we have the “reverse robin hood effect,” which is understood as robbing the poor to give to the rich.


It appears that the same race hustlers and poverty pimps are trying to claim that “credit card reward programs are unfair because they create 'an implicit money transfer' to wealthy cardholders from lower-income people who buy things with cash or debit cards.” Backed up by two studies from the Boston Federal Reserve.

In the United States and Canada, merchants generally do not differentiate prices based on payment methods. Instead, they pass through their costs of accepting payment methods to all consumers, even though credit cards are more expensive for them to accept than either debit cards or cash. As a result, credit card transactions are cross-subsidized by lower-cost debit and cash payments. Card rewards and consumer fees paid to financial institutions may be other sources of cross-subsidies. Credit card rewards are proportional to the amount charged on a card. This disproportionately benefits higher-income consumers, who are more likely to hold rewards cards, tend to hold cards with higher reward levels, and tend to spend more on those cards. <Source>

Merchant fees and reward programs generate an implicit monetary transfer to credit card users from non-card (or "cash" ) users because merchants generally do not set differential prices for card users to recoup the costs of fees and rewards. On average, each cash-using household pays $149 to card-using households and each card-using household receives $1,133 from cash users every year. Because credit card spending and rewards are positively correlated with household income, the payment instrument transfer also induces a regressive transfer from low-income to high-income households in general. <Source>

What is really happening…

The elite progressive communist democrats are trying to strengthen the surveillance state by demanding complete access to your financial information in the guise of regulating financial institutions, monitoring fair credit programs, and developing class-protective legislation that confers great power to the unelected bureaucrats in power.

This is the Elizabeth “Fauxcahontas” Warren model of surveillance. First attempted when she architected the CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) that was immune from dependence on Congressional funding and led by a director instead of a commission. It is important to note that Warren was appointed multiple times to head the agency she created by President Barack Obama but failed to be confirmed by the Senate,

Bottom line…

The elite progressive communist democrats are attempting to legally capture all of your financial information – aided and abetted by a very vocal cadre of race hustlers and poverty pimps.

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


Is this the doing of Rashida Jones, the President of MSNBC?


“Republicans love to say they’re pro-life, but the more accurate term is they’re pro-birth. Because once that baby is born, they stop caring. Depending on the color of your skin, they may not see you as fully human.

If they did care about children after they are born, they would be supporting universal health care, social services, food for kids whose family can’t afford it, fully funding education, and gun reform, so kids don’t have to do mass shooter drills.

They would support the Build Back Better agenda, which invests in housing and the environment and acts as the biggest expansion on affordable health care in a decade. Not one Republican voted for that bill.”

“Pro-life, really? The more appropriate slogan, in my humble opinion, is anti-choice, as this same party passes regressive policies that harm women, children, and families by taking choices away from them.

Or maybe it is pro-death as this party does nothing about kids getting massacred in classrooms while siding with a virus that mutates and has killed nearly 800,000 Americans, many of them children.

You don’t get to be a death cult while waving the pro-life flag.

Especially when the flag was never about abortion, to begin with. It was only about orchestrating a rallying cry to politicize evangelicals. Which is why the pro-life lie by a death cult party is the absolute worst.”

Bottom line…

Wasn’t it the Democrats who left dozens of California schoolchildren behind enemy lines in Afghanistan?

Isn’t it the Democrats who fund and operate abortion clinics primarily located in black areas? Wasn’t the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, a virulent racist and a believer in the inferiority of blacks?

Isn’t it the Democrat Party who brought us slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK, and who fought civil rights legislation?

Wasn’t it President Biden who was a de facto segregationist and supporter of KKK members early in his career?

Joe Reid is not only a racist and bigot; she is either ignorant of history or just another MSNBC liar following the corporate script.

Joy Reid is what’s wrong with America. To give her a microphone, MSNBC is complicit in racism and bigotry.

BTW, how does one “side with a virus?”

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



Devin Nunes bails on his soon-to-be gerrymandered district…

It has been my privilege to serve the people of California’s San Joaquin Valley for nineteen years in the U.S. House of Representatives. During this time, I fought hard in Washington for the interests and values of Valley families and to help my constituents resolve any problems they may have with a federal government agency.

Recently, I was presented with a new opportunity to fight for the most important issues I believe in. I’m writing to let you know I’ve decided to pursue this opportunity, and therefore I will be leaving the House of Representatives at the end of 2021. I will deeply miss being your congressman.

I can’t help wondering why a patriot like Devin Nunes, a man who stood up against the Democrats and the mainstream media to reveal the truth about the various Trump-related hoaxes, would join a Trump enterprise as the Chief Executive Officer?

Especially since Nunes is aware that one, Trump has a pattern and practice of denigrating and dumping anyone who receives more media attention than Trump or is the de facto face of any Trump-related fiasco; and two, has no filter when dealing with dodgy characters who promise to be useful at the moment.

I can only think that the investors behind the scenes may have demanded a less volatile individual at the helm of what may become a major media enterprise.


Congressman Devin G. Nunes, Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, to Join Trump Media & Technology Group as Chief Executive Officer

PALM BEACH, FL – December 6, 2021 –  Trump Media & Technology Group (‘TMTG’) today announced that Congressman Devin G. Nunes has been selected to join the Company as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Nunes is currently a sitting U.S. House Representative, representing California’s 22nd congressional district, and formerly the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Nunes will be leaving the U.S. House of Representatives and will begin his new role as Chief Executive Officer of TMTG in January 2022.

[OCS: Notice that Nunes is not finishing his term of office but bailing at the end of the year.]

President Donald J. Trump, Chairman of TMTG, commented, “Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader. He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG. Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great. America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination.”

Congressman Devin Nunes added, “The time has come to reopen the Internet and allow for the free flow of ideas and expression without censorship. The United States of America made the dream of the Internet a reality and it will be an American company that restores the dream. I’m humbled and honored President Trump has asked me to lead the mission and the world class team that will deliver on this promise.”

Since 2003, Mr. Nunes has served in the U.S. House of Representatives, currently serving California’s 22nd district. As Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (2015-2019), Mr. Nunes worked on important matters related to U.S. security including cybersecurity and information technology. Mr. Nunes is also a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.

<Source: Trump Media & Technology Group Corp.>

Bottom line…

One can only hope that Nunes is more than the public face of the enterprise and that Trump’s family and friends are not given executive positions where they can promote themselves and their private interests.

I wonder if the next to join TMTG will be another patriot, Kash Patel, who stood with Nunes in his fight against the progressive communist democrats.

As for any small investor, consider that the stock structure may be similar to other entities that ensure that their founders and funders remain in control no matter if the public may have a majority of the common stock.

Like the Better Business Bureau suggests, “Investigate BEFORE you invest.”

-- 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


Am I the only one that finds it supremely ironic that the Biden Administration has announced an anti-crime initiative? Especially one that appears to be specifically targeted at the foreign purchasers of expensive high-rise apartments in New York? Not so coincidently, the majority of clients of Trump-owned or Trump-branded projects?


Fact Sheet: U.S. Strategy on Countering Corruption

“Corruption threatens United States national security, economic equity, global anti-poverty and development efforts, and democracy itself.  But by effectively preventing and countering corruption and demonstrating the advantages of transparent and accountable governance, we can secure a critical advantage for the United States and other democracies.”

President Joe Biden
June 3, 2021

Corruption is a cancer within the body of societies—a disease that eats at public trust and the ability of governments to deliver for their citizens.

The deleterious effects of corruption impact nearly all aspects of society. It exacerbates social, political, and economic inequality and polarization; impedes the ability of states to respond to public health crises or to deliver quality education; degrades the business environment and economic opportunity; drives conflict; and undermines faith in government.

Those that abuse positions of power for private gain steal not just material wealth, but human dignity and welfare.

[OCS: A bold, shameless truth uttered by totally corrupt individuals who have done more to damage our Constitution, our nation, racial acceptance, and our culture of American exceptionalism than at any other time in our history.]

Recognizing corruption’s ability to corrode democracy, on June 3, 2021, President Biden established the fight against corruption as a core U.S. national security interest.

[OCS: President Biden, himself, his family, and his Democrat Party are the most prominent example of personal and political corruption.]

Accordingly, he directed his national security team to lead the creation of a comprehensive strategy that, when implemented, would improve the U.S. Government’s ability to prevent corruption, more effectively combat illicit finance, better hold corrupt actors accountable, and strengthen the capacity of activists, investigative journalists, and others on the front lines of exposing corrupt acts.

[OCS: Would this be the same national security team that ignores the fact that Biden is a walking vegetable controlled by Obama-era apparatchiks – and who were complicit in attempting to overthrow a sitting President of the United States? The Yalies and Harvard elite? The associates of the corrupt Brookings Institution?]

Today, in line with the President’s direction, the Biden-Harris Administration is releasing the first-ever United States Strategy on Countering Corruption. The Strategy outlines a whole-of-government approach to elevating the fight against corruption. It places particular emphasis on better understanding and responding to the threat’s transnational dimensions, including by taking additional steps to reduce the ability of corrupt actors to use the U.S. and international financial systems to hide assets and launder the proceeds of corrupt acts. 

[OCS: What about those corrupt actors who hide in plain sight, selling access to high-ranking government officials in return for “consulting fees,” or perhaps, the purchase of amateur artwork for outrageous sums of money?

What about those acting as agents of a foreign government and failing to register as foreign agents? Or those who are allowed to register retroactively after they are caught?]

To guide implementation, the Strategy organizes U.S. Government efforts to fight corruption under five mutually-reinforcing pillars:

Modernizing, coordinating, and resourcing U.S. Government efforts to fight corruption: While the United States has long been a leader in the global fight against corruption, addressing the threat as a national security imperative requires an updated approach. This will include:

  • Better understanding and responding to the transnational dimensions of corruption, including by prioritizing intelligence collection and analysis on corrupt actors and their networks.
  • Elevating anti-corruption work as a cross-cutting priority in key departments and agencies across the federal government, including through coordinating bodies at the Departments of State, Treasury, and Commerce, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
  • Increasing law enforcement resources and bolstering information sharing between the intelligence community and law enforcement.

Curbing illicit finance: Corrupt actors and their facilitators rely on vulnerabilities in the United States and international financial systems to obscure ownership of assets and launder the proceeds of their illicit activities.  As the world’s largest economy, the United States bears responsibility to address gaps in our own regulatory system and work with our allies and partners to do the same.  This means addressing deficiencies, including by:

  • Issuing beneficial ownership transparency regulations that help identify bad actors hiding behind opaque corporate structures.
  • Enacting first-of-their-kind regulations that target those closest to real estate transactions to reveal when real estate is used to hide ill-gotten cash or to launder criminal proceeds.
  • Working with the Congress and within existing regulations to make it harder for certain gatekeepers to the financial system – including lawyers, accountants, and trust and company service providers – to evade scrutiny.
  • Working with partner countries through multilateral fora, diplomatic engagement, law enforcement cooperation, and capacity building to strengthen their anti-money laundering regimes to bring greater transparency to the international financial system.

[OCS: For those who lack an understanding of residential real estate development, especially New York high-rise mixed development projects, this initiative appears to be designed to target former President Trump and the sale of multi-million dollar or multiple expensive high-rise apartments to foreign individuals hiding behind corporations, trusts, and offshore accounts. Full well-knowing that the way to cripple a real estate developer is to cripple their cash flow.]

Holding Corrupt Actors Accountable: While the U.S. Government shores up regulatory gaps and works with partners and allies to do the same, we will also hold accountable those who choose to engage in corruption, including by:

  • Elevating diplomatic and development efforts to support, defend, and protect civil society and media actors, including investigative journalists who expose corruption.

[OCS: I must ask, is this code to protect the liars and leakers in the government and their complicit co-conspirators from being held accountable for illegally-obtained classified information, protected grand jury information, or for false and defamatory information?]

  • Launching a new initiative to engage partner countries on detecting and disrupting foreign bribery.
  • Establishing a kleptocracy asset recovery rewards program that will enhance the U.S. Government’s ability to identify and recover stolen assets linked to foreign government corruption that are held at U.S. financial institutions.
  • Working with the private sector to improve the international business climate by encouraging the adoption and enforcement of anti-corruption compliance programs by U.S. and international companies.

[OCS: I would assume that, except for prosecutorial discretion, assets held by the Clintons, Obamas, and Bidens might meet the criteria for asset forfeiture.]

Preserving and strengthening the multilateral anti-corruption architecture: The U.S. Government is committed to strengthening the international anti-corruption architecture, which includes multilateral initiatives, commitments, and standards that push countries to make real improvements in countering corruption.  The United States will continue to preserve and strengthen this vital architecture, including by:

  • Working with the G7 and G20 to implement strong transparency and anti-corruption measures across ministerial tracks.
  • Building and expanding accountable, effective, and resilient security institutions to target corruption in finance, acquisition, and human resources functions.
  • Reinvigorating U.S. participation across a number of initiatives, including the Open Government Partnership and Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Improving diplomatic engagement and leveraging foreign assistance resources to achieve anti-corruption policy goals: Diplomatic engagement and foreign assistance, including security assistance, are vital to the United States’ efforts to counter corruption.  Taken together, these efforts can bolster partner governments’ capacity and will to counter corruption, and support civil society and others engaged in advocacy and action.  To safeguard assistance dollars from inadvertently supporting corrupt actors, the United States will improve its risk management processes and better understand local political, economic, and social dynamics.  The United States will therefore expand and enhance its efforts, including by:

  • Elevating anti-corruption work as a priority within its diplomatic efforts.  
  • Reviewing and re-evaluating criteria for government-to-government assistance, including around transparency and accountability.
  • Expanding anti-corruption focused U.S. assistance, and monitoring the efficacy of this assistance.
  • Building additional flexibility into anti-corruption initiatives and broader assistance efforts to respond to unexpected situations worldwide.
  • Bolstering public sector anti-corruption capacity and support, including to independent audit and oversight institutions.

The United States Strategy on Countering Corruption marks a new chapter in the United States’ efforts to curb corruption’s harmful effects.  As accountability is vital, Federal departments and agencies will report annually to the President on progress made against the Strategy’s objectives.

[OCS: I call bullshit!]



Bottom line…

“We the People” are entitled to leaders who uphold their oath of office, maintain their fidelity to the U.S. Constitution, and generally act with honesty, integrity, and transparency. As a constitutionally-protected entity, we are also entitled to a press willing to disclose government wrongdoing and speak truth to power.

Having corrupted the nation’s premier intelligence and law enforcement agencies to conceal the criminal activities of Hillary Clinton and the Obama Administration and to ignore the blatant shakedowns and quid pro quo dealings of the Biden family, I find it supremely ironic that the progressive communist democrats would launch a public anti-corruption initiative.

However, what makes this shameless attempt to further divert the American public from the truth and to continue delaying the prosecution of crimes beyond the statute of limitations, is the compliance of the mainstream and social media. Both corporatized media acting as propagandists for the progressive communist democrats to conceal, cancel, or censor the news, which would reveal the Democrats as a clear and present danger to the United States of America and its lawful citizens.

We are so screwed is an understatement at this point in our history.

-- 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


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


Division Patch: The Taro Leaf

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night, Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night, the Japanese attacked Wake Island.

This morning, the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bottom line …

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

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

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

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

Our military leaders are more interested in racial politics and rooting our alleged white supremacy than preparing for conflicts with China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

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

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

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

Let us not forget the passing of Bob Dole, a true war hero grievously injured and who almost died. Going on to serve his nation. This is what a real hero looks like! RIP. 

-- 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