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A REMINDER -- SCAMMERS NEVER SLEEP

A reminder...

Holidays, time zones, and national boundaries mean nothing to scammers as they prey on the curious or gullible to click that link and download their malware.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING ...

Wishing you and yours the very best this holiday season…

Don’t forget the first responders and our troops who are watching over our nation and community while we celebrate.

vets

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WHY YOU SHOULD FEAR POLITICIANS CITING "PUBLIC HEALTH" AS A REASON FOR CIRCUMVENTING YOUR FREEDOMS

Once again, progressive communist democrats have blamed conspiracy theorists for helping to defeat the type of legislation that might be found in communist countries…

New York Assemblyman Nick Perry has withdrawn his A416 bill that would allow government officials and bureaucrats to detain and incarcerate you in a “detention facility” for unspecified communicable “public health” threats. Even worse, innocent individuals such as suspects, contacts, and almost anyone else could be detained and incarcerated without due process.

According to the official bill information, “Assembly Bill A416 relates to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health.”

Upon determining by clear and convincing evidence that the health of others is or may be endangered by a case, contact or carrier, or suspected case, contact or carrier of a contagious disease that, in the opinion of the governor, after consultation with the commissioner, may pose an imminent and significant threat to the public health resulting in severe morbidity or high mortality, the governor or his or her delegee, including, but not limited to the commissioner or the heads of local health departments, may order the removal and/or detention of such a person or of a group of such persons by issuing a single order, identifying such persons either by name or by a reasonably specific description of the individuals or group being detained. Such person or group of persons shall be detained in a medical facility or other appropriate facility or premises designated by the governor or his or her delegee and complying with subdivision five of this section.

The bill does not mention a specific disease. The bill does not require a credible determination of the threat. The bill does not provide for individual legal challenges before incarceration. The bill does not make sense if an infected person or carrier spent time in a public place like an arena or on public transit. The bill does not remedy the loss of income, loss of employment, loss of residency, or care for dependent children or relatives. The period of incarceration can be extended indefinitely.

Despite the obvious constitutional concerns, Perry blames “conspiracy theorists” for opposition to the bill and his need to withdraw it from legislative consideration…

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Bottom line…

Using the rationale of public health, we are seeing our freedom morphing into conditional freedom which is determined by our adherence to government policies. It is no longer enough to live your life mindful of your own health, it is now becoming incumbent that you are responsible for your neighbor's or community's health.

Perry’s A416 reminds me of the legislation that was used to send American Citizens of Japanese descent to ‘camps’ for the duration of the war.” A shameful incident in American history that should never be repeated.

It also reminds us why the progressive communist democrats, media moguls, and technology tyrants are hell-bent on censoring or canceling any dissenting voice that raises opposition to their narrative and supporting propaganda.

We should be thankful for the U.S.  Constitution, unlike the poor suffering blokes in their Australian Covid detention center. 

This legislation should serve as a cautionary tale about far-reaching policies that could violate your inalienable rights and constitutional protections.

Remember how the FEMA facilities were said to be conspiracy theories of warped, fevered conservative minds? I wonder what they call those camps for detaining illegal aliens?

We are so screwed. A reminder of the old Russian saying, "Bad times are over, worse times are upon us."

-- steve

P.S. President Biden has nominated Nick Perry as the U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica with the support of Chuck Schumer (D-NY).


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


THE DIGITAL DOLLAR: A NEW METRIC FOR GAUGING ECONOMIC HEADWINDS

The more the politicians and progressive propagandists push the digital dollar, the closer to the collapse of the financial system we appear to be…

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Only by totally controlling the supply and use of funds, can the politicians continue to hide the impending bankruptcy of a failing America and its capitalist system.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WHY SHOULD ANYONE TAKE ADAM SCHIFF SERIOUSLY?

Can Adam Schiff be trusted with the January 6th investigation?

There is no doubt that the first  Trump impeachment, led by Adam Schiff, was manufactured out of whole cloth, filled with demonstrable lies, distortions, and half-truths. And was built on a background of criminal collusion with the sole purpose of removing President Donald Trump from office. There are still secrets, closely held by Schiff, that need to be revealed to the American people.

Now that Trump has left office and is not responsible for the major catastrophes of the Biden Administration, including the handling of the pandemic, hyper-inflation, the disaster at our Southern border where we are being invaded with hundreds of thousands of unvetted illegal aliens, and the surrender of Afghanistan while leaving thousands of Americans and other legal residents of America behind enemy lines to be captured, killed, tortured, and enslaved, the Democrats need to make 2022 about Trump.

This investigation of a relatively few vandals and a hoard of lookie-loos seeking selfies and souvenirs is just another charade – political Kabuki theater. 

Schiff: Jan. 6 investigation going 'straight to subpoenas' in some cases

"In some cases, we're making requests we think will be complied with," Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, told reporters. "In other cases, we're going straight to subpoenas where we think we're dealing with recalcitrant witnesses."

It's a sharp break from previous practices in recent House investigations, including the impeachment of Donald Trump that Schiff led in 2019, when committees gave potential witnesses weeks to voluntarily comply before issuing subpoenas. Schiff said the change is an acknowledgment of the short timeline that the Jan. 6 panel faces to try to unearth details about the Trump White House's role in the Capitol attack and the former president's attempts to subvert the 2020 election results.

The committee is going to "forgo some of the time-consuming steps" that have dogged previous investigations, Schiff added, Compared with the independent 9/11 Commission two decades ago, he said, the Jan. 6 panel is moving with "great rapidity."

"And where we do meet resistance, we intend to push back hard and fast," Schiff added. <Source>

Schiff: Criminal contempt charges possible for noncooperation in Jan. 6 probe

The head of the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday warned that those who refuse to cooperate in Congress's investigation into the Capitol attack of Jan. 6 could face charges of criminal contempt. <Source>

Lying and leaking... 

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BLITZER: Program Teases…

Serious questions tonight about whether the Russians are using Rudy Giuliani to interfere in the U.S. presidential election.

And, later, Congressman Adam Schiff is standing by to join me live here in THE SITUATION ROOM. We will discuss a new investigation into a potential Russian disinformation campaign targeting the Biden family.

Just ahead, I'll speak live with Congressman Adam Schiff about a new probe into a potential Russian disinformation campaign targeting Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

[18:40:00]

BLITZER: Federal authorities, including the FBI, are investigating whether recently published emails that purport to deal -- to detail, I should say, the business dealings of Joe Biden's son, Hunter, are connected to an ongoing Russian disinformation effort targeting the Biden campaign in the days leading up to the election.

[OCS: With the FBI, everything is being investigated, thus conveying an impression that a matter is being taken seriously. Full well knowing that the narrative following that fact can be used to easily spin the story.

FBI agents took possession of Hunter Biden’s MacBook laptop from Delaware computer repairman John Paul Mac Isaac in December 2019. However, Isaac had copied the hard drive and made it available to Rudy Giuliani who vetted some of the material and shared it with select media outlets.

The New York Post went public in October 2020 with videos, text messages, and emails from Hunter’s abandoned MacBook. Joe Biden was quick to label the laptop as a Russian hoax.

So it was critically important to get ahead of the forthcoming revelations and label them as Russian disinformation.

And who better for the task than Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, and a known as a slimy, untrustworthy, toady, liar, and leaker.]

Let's discuss with the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Adam Schiff. Congressman, thanks so much for joining us.

Does it surprise you at all that this information Rudy Giuliani is peddling very well could be connected to some sort of Russian government disinformation campaign?

[OCS: Notice the pejorative use of the word peddling” and the suggestion that the information could be connected to some sort of Russian government disinformation campaign? Blitzer does not ask the honest question, “Could the information provided by Rudy Giuliani be true?.”

REP. ADAM SCHIFF (D-CA): Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin. That's been clear for well over a year now that they've been pushing this false narrative about the vice president and his son.

[OCS: We, implying himself, the intelligence committee, or both? What we do know is that the FBI had Hunter Biden’s signature on a repair receipt and many of the data points in the e-mails could have been quickly confirmed by the recipients.

The FBI could have spoken with Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner of Hunter Biden, who said emphatically that Joe Biden was involved in business dealings with China as a “willing and eager participant in a family scheme to make millions of dollars by partnering with a shady Chinese Communist firm,” Bobulinski would go public a few days later on October 21, 2020. Bobulinski said he was the recipient of a May 13, 2017, email published by the New York Post on October 15, 2020.]

And, you know, the idea that the president, that the White House Counsel and others were made aware that Giuliani was being used by Russian intelligence and using Russian intelligence in the sense of meeting with an agent of the Kremlin and pushing out this Kremlin false narrative, the idea that they were knowing and still on the floor of the Senate during the impeachment trial, pushing this Kremlin narrative is pretty breathtaking.

[OCS: We should note that the impeachment hearing was a product of collusion between Adam Schiff, his staff, and a disgruntled National Security Council staffer. The staffer was kept under wraps and his deeply flawed presentation was never fully revealed. As we now know, the impeachment was a Democrat fantasy based on a hoax – designed to protect Joe Biden from his on-camera confession that he interfered in a foreign government’s investigation of his son’s employer. Hunter received at least $50,000 per month for selling access to Joe Biden as an unregistered foreign agent among other things.]

But I guess at this point we can't be shocked by anything this administration does, no matter how craven. But, clearly, the origins of this whole smear are from the Kremlin, and the president is only too happy to have Kremlin help and try to amplify it.

[OCS: “I am shocked! Shocked, I tell you!” Where have we heard that before?]

BLITZER: It's not like Rudy Giuliani is peddling this information in a vacuum, Congressman. Take a look at this picture of the president in the Oval Office holding up a copy of the New York Post touting this conspiracy theory. It's made its way all the way to the commander in chief with a big smile on his face.

[OCS: Funny how those “conspiracy theories” turned out to be true – and much worse than originally imagined.]

SCHIFF: Yes. Well, look, I think we know who the driving force behind this smear has been all along and it's been the president and the Kremlin. The Kremlin has an obvious interest in denigrating Joe Biden. They want Donald Trump to win.

[OCS: The Kremlin loved the Democrats and had always dealt with the Democrats when they wanted something—like purchasing a portion of our critical reserves of uranium. Truth be told, the Russians always interfered with our elections to introduce chaos into the system.]

They recognize he's a weak president. He's been utterly unwilling to stand up to Putin and other autocrats. He has diminished NATO. He has criticized and weakened our alliance with our transatlantic partners. He's been the gift that doesn't stop giving for the Kremlin. So, clearly, they want to help him. So they want to denigrate the vice president. The Intelligence Community has made that abundantly clear.

[OCS: There has never been a weaker president than Biden, including Jimmy Carter. As for the intelligence community, there is ample proof they were compromised by the Democrats and first supported Hillary, and now Biden, to keep them safe from investigation and prosecution.]

And this particular smear though has also been acknowledge to come from the Kremlin, and there it is from the Oval Office, another wonderful propaganda coup from Vladimir Putin, seeing the president of the United States holding up a newspaper promoting Kremlin propaganda. It's really incredible.

BLITZER: The Washington Post, as you saw, is reporting that when the president was actually warned of concerns about Giuliani, where he was getting all this information, warned by U.S. intelligence, law enforcement authorities, the president simply shrugged his shoulders and responded, that's Rudy. How much is that a part of the problem here that the president, at least according to this reporting in the Washington Post, doesn't seem to care?

SCHIFF: Well, it's a big part of the problem. And we know for a long time, look, Rudy Giuliani doesn't, you know, run the president, the president runs Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani is doing the president's bidding. He was doing the president's bidding late last year and earlier this year in Ukraine.

[18:45:02]

He was doing the president's bidding when he was pushing out this smear and trying to get the Ukrainians to push out this smear of his opponent because he was deathly afraid of being exactly where we are right now, which is less than three weeks from the election, losing badly to Joe Biden.

[OCS: Giuliani was rooting out corruption. Schiff was protecting Biden from his taped confession of collusion and corruption. He was projecting Biden’s corrupt behavior on Trump.]

But the fact that he would continue to do it, I guess at this point shouldn't surprise us. But this is the story of Donald Trump -- utter unwillingness to stand up to the Kremlin, willingness to use their help no matter how dishonest or disreputable, a willingness to undermine our own elections by getting Kremlin help and amplifying it. And there's only one remedy at this point and that's to vote him out.

BLITZER: Have you, as a member of the Gang of Eight, the top leadership in the Congress, the Senate, and the House, and members of the Intelligence Committee, have you been formally briefed on what the Russians are up to right now in trying to peddle this kind of information?

SCHIFF: Well, I was in the Intelligence Committee today to see what the latest was, and frankly, we haven't gotten much from the intelligence community very recently, which concerns me. They have at times, some of the leadership, like Director Ratcliffe, not been very forthcoming in terms of the intelligence on the Russian threat and been promoting this false equivalence with other countries.

So, you know, I wish I could tell you more, Wolf. I wish the intelligence community was able to tell the public more.

But we do know this: the Russians are once again actively involved in trying to denigrate the vice president, Donald Trump is helping them, and we know that they are amplifying the president's misinformation about absentee ballots.

This is another gift the president is giving the Russians. Unlike 2016 when the Russians had to make up this stuff, they now can simply use the president's own false statements and amplify them. It is extraordinary, Wolf, that a president of the United States is telling his own citizens and the rest of the world that America can't hold a free and fair election. The Kremlin just has to push out that false narrative by the president of the United States.

BLITZER: Congressman Adam Schiff, thank you so much for joining us.

SCHIFF: Thank you, Wolf.

BLITZER: All right. Just ahead, more than 20 million general election ballots have already been cast here in the United States as more states report record increases in early voting.

[OCS: This occurred during an election and is clearly CNN’s interference in an election by spreading disinformation.]

We'll be right back. <Source>

The truth…

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Bottom line…

Enough is enough. We have serious problems. It is time that this clown concentrate on the intelligence failures of our government and not this bogus hoax of an investigation. By all means, prosecute vandals – including the BLM and Antifa domestic terrorists who wreaked over $2 billion in damages. But concentrate on the internal intelligence threats coming from Communist China.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ANOTHER BIDEN LIE: THE DEMOCRATS DID A LOT FOR THE PEOPLE IN 2021

Once again, I am reminded of the quote attributed to Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)… “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” And nobody lies like President Joe Biden.

BIDEN-SHOUT

Therefore let us consider Biden’s message to Congress where Biden attempts to spin his accomplishments against the Trump Administration.

2021: POTUS Delivered Results for Working Families

In spite of unprecedented crises and opposition from Congressional Republicans, President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Congressional Democrats got an enormous amount done for the American people in 2021.

•   The Administration stood up a historic COVID-19 vaccination program – funded by the American Rescue Plan - that’s gotten 490 million shots in arms, and saved 1.1 million American lives and prevented 10.3 million hospitalizations.
•    The President and Congressional Democrats acted quickly to pass the American Rescue Plan, jump starting our economic recovery.
•    And, they worked across the aisle to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to rebuild roads and bridges, replace lead pipes, and create millions of good-paying jobs.
•    The President has taken action to address supply chain blockages and address price increases, including a historic release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and signing a Competition Executive Order that is already lowering the prices or hearing aids.

Yada. Yada. Yada.

Ask yourself if things are really getting better or worse?

Domestic Policy

    • Economy
    • Inflation
    • Energy Production/Prices
    • Gas Prices
    • Food Prices
    • Logistics
    • Healthcare
    • Coronavirus/Vaccinations
    • Border/Mass Migration
    • Educational Achievement
    • Fraud
    • Law Enforcement
    • Race Relations/Increasing Radicalization
    • Increasing Tolerance For Socialism/Communism
    • Military Preparedness
    • Sexual Transitions/Corruption of Sports

Foreign Policy

    • China
    • Russia
    • Afghanistan
    • Iran
    • Taiwan
    • Immigration

Bottom line…

With the propaganda and censorship of the mainstream media and the cancel culture of the tech tyrants and their social media platforms, the only thing you can believe is what you experience. America is in severe decline by all measures, and the situation is getting worse.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


AS WE APPROACH THE HOLIDAY, REMEMBER AND GIVE THANKS

Let us remember our first responders, not only the police, the firefighters, the paramedics, the medical staff on duty, and those who work the holiday, the air controllers, the sanitation plant workers, those that guard and maintain our critical infrastructure. And, of course, soldiers standing watch on domestic and distant shores.

Here is a reminder…

 

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Be well, be safe, be vigilant.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WHAT A JOKE: CHICAGO MAYOR WANTS FEDS TO HELP FIGHT GUN CRIME THE DEMOCRATS CREATED

Under Chicago’s progressive communist democrat leadership, gun violence is not only expected; it is tolerated…

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In what other jurisdiction with strict gun-control laws would you find the participants of a gang-related shooting, car theft, and gun possession returned to the streets?

Prosecutors reject charges against 5 suspects in deadly gang-related gunfight in Austin: ‘It’s just like the Wild West’

The suspects are members of two warring factions of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang who allegedly shot it out Friday morning in the 1200 block of North Mason Avenue, where more than 70 shell casings were found.

Five men linked to a deadly gang-related shootout Friday in Austin were released from custody after prosecutors declined to charge each of them with a pair of felonies, including first-degree murder, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

The brazen mid-morning gunfight, which left one shooter dead and two of the suspects wounded, stemmed from an internal dispute between two factions of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, according to an internal police report and a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. The source said police sought to charge all five suspects with murder and aggravated battery. By Sunday morning, a Chicago police spokeswoman acknowledged the suspects had “been released without charges.”

In a statement later Sunday, Cristina Villareal, a spokeswoman for the Cook County state’s attorney’s office, explained that prosecutors had “determined that the evidence was insufficient to meet our burden of proof to approve felony charges.” Police officials agreed with the decision, Villareal added. But the report also framed the state’s attorney’s office’s decision to decline charges in a different light: “Mutual combatants was cited as the reason for the rejection.” Mutual combat is a legal term used to define a fight or struggle that two parties willingly engage in.

The gunfight, which was caught on a police POD camera, came to a halt when a police cruiser pulled up to the block, according to the report and the source. The Body Snatchers then fled in the Chargers, leaving their fatally wounded accomplice behind. During a brief chase, the 20-year-old driver crashed and he was taken into custody, according to the source and the report. An AK-47 assault rifle was found in the car, though police don’t believe it was used in the shooting. Both Chargers were likely stolen, according to the source, who said one car had a “dealer plate” and the other had no license plates at all. <Source>

Unbelievable! Wah. Wah. Wah.

Chicago mayor asks feds: Send help to stem gun crime

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday said she has asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to send federal agents to the city to help address gun crimes.

Ms. Lightfoot, a Democrat, said she requested agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau to be deployed to the city for six months to help with gun seizures and investigations.

The flow of illegal guns over our borders continues to be a problem,” she said during a news conference. “The federal government remains uniquely qualified to help cities like Chicago address the scourge of gun violence.”

The mayor is also seeking federal marshals to help police track down thousands of people wanted on warrants, more federal prosecutors to handle new cases and multi-jurisdictional task forces to stop illegal gun trafficking.

Her request comes as homicides in Chicago have skyrocketed in the last two years. Through Dec. 12, there have been 767 homicides in 2021, up from 739 in 2020 and 477 in 2019. Shootings are up 9% this year compared to the same time last year, going from 3,120 to 3,411.

“Our city is simply awash in illegal guns and sadly has been for years,” Ms. Lightfoot said. Police are on track to seize 12,000 illegal firearms this year, which she said up from more than 11,100 guns seized last year.

Ms. Lightfoot is also asking the city’s chief criminal court judge to place a moratorium on electronic monitoring for offenders whose lead charge is violent in nature, including murder, sex crimes, carjacking and kidnapping.

Cook County criminal judges have led almost 2,300 offenders with these charges back onto our streets, in our neighborhoods, on our blocks,” she said. “It simply defies common sense. It’s not safe, and this practice must be stopped immediately.”

The city, she said, is in a crisis and “has reached a tipping point.” <Source>

Unbelievably, she turned down the same type of assistance when then-President Trump offered...

Chicago Mayor Lightfoot Begs Biden for Help After Turning Down Trump Offer for Assistance

In the summer of 2020, with violence and chaos raging in the streets of Chicago, she arrogantly refused an offer from then-President Donald Trump for federal assistance.

What we do not need, and what will certainly make our community less safe is secret, federal agents deployed to Chicago,” Lightfoot wrote in a letter to Trump.

She added “Please stop with the rhetoric and find the moral courage to simply support the needed actions listed above: enact common-sense gun laws, partner with our law enforcement actors through providing investigative resources, deliver on community-based resources for public safety, and invest in our neighborhoods and residents,” Lightfoot wrote. 

[OCS: Translation -- send money, not federal agents!]

Recall that at that time, federal law enforcement — including ATF — had been dispatched to Seattle, where the left wet its pants when the feds actually began to try and restore order. The radicals put a stop to that immediately. <Source>

Bottom line…

Lightfoot doesn’t need the feds and the money they will save the city as they are being asked to assume the duties of the city police. She needs to enforce the laws and seek judicial reviews of all the corrupt prosecutors, attorneys, and judges in Cook County, notorious for its crooked political machine.

Enough with the lenient treatment of minorities or other criminals to reduce the minority population in jails. Mutual combat does not excuse criminal acts by either party, especially when felony murder is involved.

We are so screwed when racist progressive communist democrats like Lightfoot play politics – attempting to disarm law-abiding citizens while coddling criminals.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


AFGHANISTAN: PROGRESSIVE LIES AND LEGACIES

One of the saddest political cartoons from editorial cartoonist Gary Varvel reminds us of the damage the Obamacons embedded within the White House, State Department, CIA, and the military’s top ranks had caused when they precipitously abandoned Afghanistan to establish Joe Biden’s legacy.

Sad-cartoonThis was an unprecedented monumental blunder that sacrificed American citizens and long-time Afghan partners to the brutal terrorist Taliban regime—abandoning the only defensible airport because it was located away from our embassy that State Department and CIA personnel staffed. The thought that Americans knowingly left Americans behind enemy lines to be tracked, captured, tortured, and killed was unconscionable. The Biden Administration's lies to minimize the number of Americans in jeopardy to this very day should be an affront to every citizen.

And then there were the other lies – unvetted Afghans were shoved on planes to “make the numbers” while American Citizens, trapped within a mile of the airport, couldn’t get through the Taliban cordon. Not to mention that government representatives surrendered the entire Kabul area to the Taliban to control only the defenseless airport property.

The Biden Administration is shoveling “humanitarian” cash to the Taliban to help avert a famine sweeping the area during winter. Not even conditioned on returning billions of dollars worth of equipment abandoned by Americans in their haste to meet Biden’s artificial withdrawal date.

I say, let Pakistan, the creator of the Taliban, be responsible for starving Afghans.

To say we were screwed and remain screwed is an understatement.

-- steve

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


LOS ANGELES IS A MESS

Anyone who has recently visited Los Angeles is most often surprised to find that this great city has given way to the type of progressive communist democrat political wokeness that has destroyed San Francisco.

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It is impossible to enjoy the sightseeing and peoplescape of Venice Beach without being accosted by drug addicts, the mentally ill, or the homeless. Ditto the nearby Venice Canals. Santa Monica’s Palisades. The scenic grandeur of Malibu. And that’s just the Westside.

Smash-and-grab in Beverly Hills? Unthinkable under former Police Chief Clinton Anderson. Rampant lawlessness in Los Angeles. Not so much under former Chief Darryl Gates. But those were dinosaurs – law enforcers who valued victims over criminals, with an intolerable heavy hand that scared the poverty pimps, the immigration industry, and the various powers that profited from misery and the taxpayer's largess. 

Moving to the East, you find all the ethnic conclaves with their own language, culture, and mores. Homeless, drug addicts and the mentally ill are here too. Downtown Los Angeles could easily be mistaken for a third-world city.

Everywhere you look in an urban environment, you see the filthy hands of the corrupt progressive communist democrats and their equally corrupt special interests at work. Siphoning off the money allocated to repair, replace, or build out the city’s crumbling infrastructure.

Pretty much why we see a forced migration to Arizona, Idaho, Texas, Tennessee, and Florida.

Bottom line…

It appears that the progressive communist democrats have destroyed a broader sense of community where Angelinos support their extended city rather than pay homage to other lands, cultures, and lifestyles. All of this is damage by design. Where the City and County leadership are convincing all of these various populations, they are victims and are being short-changed by anyone who opposes progressive communist democrats. And, if they only come together and support progressive communist democrats, things will be different, and their individual grievances will be redressed.

Yeah. Right! Decades under the progressive communist democrats have passed, billions of dollars have been spent. The rich get richer, and those in position, power, and wealth are still immune from the insane politicians and policies they support.

Our city has been balkanized by design and is decaying. We were destroyed by the very politicians we elected to build a brighter future.

Of course, we are screwed as we continue to import poverty, illiteracy, disease, crime, and individuals with an allegiance to a foreign culture—a never-ending flow of illegal aliens consuming everything we have built in the past fifty years.

No hope in sight. Move while you can. Or throw the progressive communist democrat bums out of office and begin the road to recovery.

-- steve


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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