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THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CLOCK MAY HAVE STARTED WITH THE MAR-A-LAGO RAID

OJ-DOJIt appears that the shit may have officially hit the fan...

There is some evidence that the individuals in the White House, the Department of Justice, and the FBI have implemented another coverup of their unconstitutional and criminal activities.

Namely, it appears that the August 8, 2022, FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago was a pretext to grab and sequester documents that were to be used in Donald Trump’s RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) lawsuit that purports to demonstrate that certain acts performed against Donald J. Trump were part of an ongoing criminal organization and provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action.

The theory is that by re-classifying the purloined documents as part of a national security investigation, they cannot be used in Trump’s RICO case, which will subsequently falter and will likely be dismissed.

There is little doubt that the validity of Trump’s case-in-chief may rest on the documents Trump previously declassified before leaving office. Since the President of the United States has plenary power to declassify documents, there can be no criminal charges brought against Trump for the possession, storage, or use of these documents under any NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) rules and regulations.

Among some of those at risk are Hillary R. Clinton, HFACC, Inc., Democratic National Committee, DNC Services Corporation, Perkins Coie, Michael Sussmann, Marc Elias, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Charles Halliday Dolan, Jr., Jake Sullivan, Adam Schiff, John Podesta, Robert E. Mook, Phillipe Reines, Fusion GPS, Glenn Simpson, Peter Fritsch, Nellie Ohr, Bruce Ohr, Orbis Business Intelligence, Christopher Steele, Igor Danchenko, Neustar, Inc., Neustar Security Services, Rodney Joffe, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith, Andrew McCabe, and Rod Rosenstein. (Case 2:22-cv-14102-DMM Document 177 Entered on FLSD Docket 06/21/2022)

The timing is suspect...

Trump’s amended complaint against Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and other conspirators were filed on June 21, 2022, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Coincidently,  Magistrate Judge Bruce Reinhart recused himself from Trump’s RICO case the day after Trump filed the amended lawsuit -- and is the same judge that signed off on the Mar-a-Lago search warrant that authorized the August 8, 2022 raid.

Biden’s tit in a wringer…

Biden White House facilitated DOJ's criminal probe against Trump, scuttled privilege claims: memos

Long before it professed no prior knowledge of the raid on Donald Trump's estate, the Biden White House worked directly with the Justice Department and National Archives to instigate the criminal probe into alleged mishandling of documents, allowing the FBI to review evidence retrieved from Mar-a-Lago this spring and eliminating the 45th president's claims to executive privilege, according to contemporaneous government documents reviewed by Just the News.

The memos show then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was engaged in conversations with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives as early as April, shortly after 15 boxes of classified and other materials were voluntarily returned to the federal historical agency from Trump's Florida home.

By May, Su conveyed to the Archives that President Joe Biden would not object to waiving his predecessor's claims to executive privilege, a decision that opened the door for DOJ to get a grand jury to issue a subpoena compelling Trump to turn over any remaining materials he possessed from his presidency.

"The Counsel to the President has informed me that, in light of the particular circumstances presented here, President Biden defers to my determination, in consultation with the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, regarding whether or not I should uphold the former President's purported 'protective assertion of executive privilege,'" Wall wrote. "... I have therefore decided not to honor the former President's 'protective' claim of privilege." <Source>

Since this affair is historically unprecedented, no sitting President has ever waived the executive privilege of their predecessor, and to do so would irrevocably damage the Presidency. Should this stand, previously privileged documents belonging to former President Obama could be opened for scrutiny, and documents taken from the archives, wherever stored, could be retrieved. Beyond executive privilege were documents covered under attorney-client privilege and related to the RICO case.

Bottom line…

This entire matter is tainted by the very agencies tasked with upholding the United States Constitution and the rule of law in America. There is no doubt that the Mar-a-lago search violated his 4th Amendment rights.

Many fear that the government will destroy or tamper with the evidence -- not unheard of since FBI Attorney Kevin Clinesmith was caught altering evidence. 

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Or, roughly translated asWho watches the watchers?

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


AMAZON REVIEW SCAM?

Amazon-handcuffs

It appears that someone has taken exception to my product review that pointed out that an Amazon product was misleading. The problem was that the bottle is labeled 1500 mg – but it is not clear that the serving size is 3  500 mg tablets and that the displayed 45 quantity will only last 15 days. Something I pointed out in my review.

I have received at least 10 requests to delete my review and was offered a $50 gift card to delete the review.

This is a clear violation of Amazon’s rules regarding directly contracting customers and attempting to game Amazon’s review process.

Even worse, it might be a scam to elicit personal information or compromise my account.

Either way, it is wrong!

Sample emails sent through bogus addresses at Gmail.com.

From: Sherry A <nethank53221@gmail.com>

To: <redacted>

Sent: 8/17/2022 8:04:26 AM

Subject: Amazon Gift Card Compensation


Hi, steve.

There is a $50 gift card at this moment.

Product reviews link!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3NNSBQDM140WW

1. Go to Your Profile.

2. Choose the review you want to change in the Community activity section.

3. Delete your review

Would you mind willing to help me delete your review? Yes, totally delete it, I do not want a good review.

If you delete a comment, please let me know that you have deleted the comment. After seeing your message and confirming that you have indeed deleted the review, I will send you an Amazon gift card worth $50 within 48 hours. Don't doubt it.

I'm waiting for your reply online.

Thank you very much!

My most sincere regards, I hope that you can reply to me as soon as possible.

Thank you and please have a glorious day.

Customer Service Team

Thank you

From: Sherry A <nethank53221@gmail.com>

To: <redacted>

Sent: 8/18/2022 2:30:03 AM

Subject: Re: Amazon Gift Card Compensation


Hello, your comment still exists.!!!We need to confirm whether you have received the message. In order to avoid mutual loss, please reply to us after receiving the message. I'm really sorry, we have been improving our products, which caused you inconvenience. We are willing to provide gift cards as compensation. Please give us a chance.!!!
Sincerely look forward to your reply.!!!

Sherry A <nethank53221@gmail.com> 于2022年8月17日周三 23:04写道:

Hi, steve.

There is a $50 gift card at this moment.

Product reviews link!!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3NNSBQDM140WW

1. Go to Your Profile.

2. Choose the review you want to change in the Community activity section.

3. Delete your review

Would you mind willing to help me delete your review? Yes, totally delete it, I do not want a good review.

If you delete a comment, please let me know that you have deleted the comment. After seeing your message and confirming that you have indeed deleted the review, I will send you an Amazon gift card worth $50 within 48 hours. Don't doubt it.

I'm waiting for your reply online.

Thank you very much!

My most sincere regards, I hope that you can reply to me as soon as possible.

Thank you and please have a glorious day.

Customer Service Team

Thank you

----- Original Message -----

From: Pauline A <parkwlabigail69615@gmail.com>

To: <redacted>

Sent: 8/23/2022 9:28:20 AM

Subject: Gift Card Benefits


Hi, steve,

Happy day.!!!

I am very happy to reach out to you.!!!

Since everybody's time is very precious, I just go directly to the topic. So don't you misunderstand me.

Product reviews link: !!!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R3NNSBQDM140WW

1. Go to Your Profile.

2. Choose the review you want to change in the Community activity section.

3. Delete your review

Are you willing to help me to delete your review? If you have deleted your review,please tell me that you have deleted the review. After I see your message and confirm that you have indeed deleted the comment, I will send you an Amazon gift card worth $50 within 48 hours. There is no need to return the item.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. have a beautiful day!

Customer Service Team

Thank you

Bottom line…

This appears to be a scam.

-- 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


SHORT & SWEET: IT'S THE DEMOCRATS WHO ARE DESTROYING AMERICA

DEMOCRATI PLATFORM

Consider the following paragraph written by Barton Swaim, an editorial page writer for the Wall Street Journal.

The Case for an American Revolution in Morals
The nation’s political and intellectual leaders go from one failure to another.

It’s hard to contemplate American public life in the 21st century and not arrive at the unhappy conclusion that we are led by idiots. The political class has lately produced an impressive string of debacles: the Afghanistan pullout, urban crime waves, easily foreseen inflation, mayhem at the southern border, a self-generated energy crisis, a pandemic response that wrought little good and vast ruin. Then there are the perennial national embarrassments: a mind-bogglingly expensive welfare state that doesn’t work, public schools that make kids dumber, universities that nurture destructive grievances and noxious ideologies, and a news media nobody trusts.

The Case for an American Revolution in Morals

While the editorial opinion piece makes the points that our leadership is composed of idiots and that our political failures are rooted in a lack of virtue, I believe that our political failures can be ascribed more accurately to the Democrat Party and its infiltration by Communists who want to destroy America, her Constitution, the capitalist system, military, economy, and culture from within. With the malignant metastasizing cancer of communists infiltrating and destroying our institutions, controlled by progressive communist democrats.

Aided and abetted by the collapse of an independent free press and billionaires who owe their freedom and fortune to the government.

Proof?

Military – let’s replace all of the top echelon of warfighters with “woke” leaders willing to compromise operational readiness with social engineering – or according to Thomas Sowell, “the art of replacing what works with what sounds good..”  Let’s make the military so untenable for warriors that the non-commissioned officers, the backbone of the military and carriers of institutional knowledge, resign or refuse to reenlist. Allowing armchair generals in the White House and State department to order the military to evacuate military strongholds before evacuating American citizens. Abandoning billions of dollars of sophisticated weaponry to Islamic terrorists and warlords.

Education – let’s introduce teachings that divide students by color into oppressors and the oppressed. Let’s sexualize young children with limited understanding and allow them to yield to a fantasy life codified in drugs and surgery. And, by all means, let’s adhere to the dictates of teachers’ unions that refuse to test teachers for competency and subject-matter knowledge while teaching anti-America revisionist history. Destroy the definitions of long-understood words so that individuals have difficulty in communicating concepts and return to cave-dwelling like hieroglyphics like emojis.

Crime – let’s ignore the rampant slaughter of citizens in our inner cities while disarming law-abiding citizens and de-funding the police who protect us against criminals, crazies, and terrorists. And, while we are at it, let’s release hardened criminals, a large proportion of whom will re-offend, into our communities to resume their criminal activities with relaxed laws on theft and no cash bail policies. Make the police so fearful of making an honest mistake that they withdraw and refuse to engage in proactive policing.

Inflation – let’s continue to spend trillions of dollars on political pork and nonsensical union-controlled projects that never will provide any return on investment and are technically obsolete before half-completed. Let’s flood the system with dollars in a period of inflation while production is curtailed and the unions continue to bollix-up supply chains.

Science – let's ignore scientific findings in favor of a narrative that supports the regime in power. Invent new genders. Turn mathematics from the language of science into the language of privilege, race, and the patriarchy.

Energy – Let’s kill our energy independence and severely cripple reliable, cost-effective energy production. Ignore massive price increases during a period of inflation. Screw homes requiring energy for heating and cooling. And, of course, outlaw the use of abundant, cost-effective natural gas piping in new construction. Let’s kill coal which was at the foundation of our industrial economy.

Media – Can you even imagine a media that is not fixated on Donald Trump and the need to sensationalize everything with click-bait headlines to attract and audience? Or entertainment without a political message?

Politics – Politicize everything. In what universe can you continue to support a president whose cognitive decline is endangering the national security.

I could continue, but it just pisses me off that Americans are so willing to cede historical gains for a dystopian future.

Bottom line…

We are living in a transactional and adversarial environment where we have no friends, only interests, and our friends on one issue may be our enemies on another.

In politics, there are no perfect answers to an imperfect world. And, most often, the reality is that the only choice is the lesser of two evils.

The reality today is that while the GOP lacks answers and has few proactive policy prescriptions, the progressive communist democrats are the proximate cause of the growing evil and dysfunction in America.

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


ESG: DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS

ESG-1

ESG is an acronym for Environmental, Social, and Governance, and in my opinion, a construct designed by academic elites to exert political power over our economy and culture with a minimum show of force and coercion.

For those of you who believe that ESG is part of the solution to save the planet, let us consider the fact that it is an instrument of control being implemented, with the assistance of the technology wizards, as a means of controlling the behavior and discontent of Chinese citizens who have lost thousands of years of culture to the Communist Party of China.

Communist China will use a 'social credit score' to rank its citizens and give those with the most favored behavior perks

All of China's 1.4 billion citizens are about to be put under greater scrutiny as the country prepares to launch its 'social credit score' scheme.  The project rates citizens based on their behaviour, and those who do not play by the rules are added to a list that prohibits them from certain luxuries. Fears are growing regarding the ethical implications of scheme, with some questioning the morality of the big-brother culture. The government is likely to use its rapidly growing surveillance network to enforce the system, with some academics growing concerned that it may be manipulated to enforce the ideology of the ruling Communist party. <Source>

Technology-enhanced authoritarian control with global consequences

China’s ‘social credit system’ (SCS)—the use of big-data collection and analysis to monitor, shape and rate behaviour via economic and social processes—doesn’t stop at China’s borders. Social credit regulations are already being used to force businesses to change their language to accommodate the political demands of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Analysis of the system is often focused on a ‘credit record’ or a domestic ranking system for individuals; however, the system is much more complicated and expansive than that. It’s part of a complex system of control—being augmented with technology—that’s embedded in the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) strategy of social management and economic development.2 It will affect international businesses and overseas Chinese communities and has the potential to interfere directly in the sovereignty of other nations.

China’s SCS augments the CCP’s existing political control methods. It requires big-data collection and analysis to monitor, shape and rate behaviour. It provides consequences for behaviour by companies and individuals who don’t comply with the expectations of the Chinese party-state. At its core, the system is a tool to control individuals’, companies’ and other entities’ behaviour to conform with the policies, directions and will of the CCP. It combines big-data analytic techniques with pervasive data collection to achieve that purpose.

Social credit supports the CCP’s everyday economic development and social management processes and ideally contributes to problem solving. That doesn’t make social credit less political, less of a security issue or less challenging to civil liberties. Instead, it means that the threats that this new system creates are masked through ambiguity. <Source>

In reality, ESG is Communist China’s social credit system disguised as an environmental solution to a sustainable future…

ESG scores similar to China's social credit system, designed to transform society, think tank director says

Major financial institutions and global organizations are using a corporate scoring system to create a type of social credit system designed to influence behavior and transform society, according to a director at a conservative think tank. Environmental, social and governance, or ESG, scores effectively grade social responsibility for entities ranging from corporations to governments. Factors like reliance on renewable energy sources or the strength of diversity policies can influence ESG scores."The point of it is to transform all of society, not just to transform what happens inside the walls of some big corporation," Justin Haskins, director of the Socialism Research Center and editorial director at the Heartland Institute.  "If you want to transform society through a social credit scoring system, you can do a lot of that through corporations and banks and financial institutions and Wall Street, but at some point, you probably are going to have to apply that to individuals as well."  <Source>

It’s here and a clear and present danger to our Constitution, safety and security, economy, and culture – and your pension!

"The same people who are supposedly using these ESG scores to make sure that they're only doing business with the moral companies, are also doing business with very immoral people like the government of China." BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and a major advocate for ESG scoring, has significant stake in China. In 2021, for example, it became the first wholly owned mutual fund business in the country, pushing billions of dollars into the world's second-largest economy, according to Reuters. <Source>

Across BlackRock, we provide all our investment teams with data and insights to keep them well informed of sustainability considerations. Each of our investment teams is responsible for implementing ESG approaches in line with its investment mandate and is required to have a formal ESG integration statement to underpin its respective approach. <Source>

Democrats willing to weaponize ESG scores to punish Americans

Top CEOs are abandoning market-based decisions to appease small groups of vocal extremists on the far left who demand they bow down to their “woke” agenda. It includes appeasing climate alarmists, radical transgender activists and abortion fanatics who want to silence the vast majority of everyday Americans.

Just last month, President Biden’s Securities and Exchange Commission proposed a controversial and far-reaching climate disclosure regime for companies, including environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores. It’s clear that Biden’s SEC wants companies to force Americans to change their behavior.

It’s not hard to see where it goes from here. By mandating liberal political concerns over fiducial responsibilities to shareholders, we are not far from a world where companies implement personal ESG scores for customers. This could be similar to a credit score, but these companies would be rating a person’s so-called ESG risk instead of rating creditworthiness. <Source>

Bottom line…

With China owning or controlling a significant chunk of America’s infrastructure – not to mention a large number of politicians at the local, state, and federal levels, we are under attack. Primarily from the progressive communist democrats and corporations willing to subvert America to do business in China.

The next time you hear about ESG scores – think Communist China and say hell no!

The question I struggle with is, are we better off with data mining technology controlled by a few partisan oligarchs, or is it time to impose analog-type limits on an increasingly digital world? What I am seeing is a loss of freedom, independence, and resiliency as we become more reliant on the internet and crooked politicians.  We are isolating ourselves as individuals and ceding control to malignant, metastisizing institutions.  We are fast losing our sense of direction as we follow the herd to a shared oblivion in service to faceless bureaucrats and oligarchs. 

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


PHYSICS AND SEXUALITY: QUEER QUARKS OR QUEER SCIENTISTS?

Science cover'

Using hard science to explain or justify human behavior is often a fool’s game…

My life as a photon

Growing up, I asked a lot of questions. Many of them foretold my future in astronomy: Why is the Sun yellow? Why do the constellations look like that? Why does Jupiter have a spot? My parents answered what they could, and bought me books to answer the rest. But my most frequent question, starting when I was about 5 years old, was why am I a girl? And for that, my parents had no answer. In fact, in the 1990s, in the foothills of the Appalachians, no one did. It was my first encounter with a question that has no simple answer.

[OCS: The fact that Kaitlin’s parents could not answer the question does not mean that there is no answer or a simple answer. Without going into the simplicity of religion or the complexities of biological categorization, perhaps the parents could have pointed to the things that make her different from a boy, such as genitalia, the fact that she usually urinates while sitting down, and when older is capable of creating eggs and giving birth.] 

Over the following years, I learned about relativity, and how in the right circumstances time itself can slow. I learned about quantum mechanics, where anything can happen. Rules were no longer absolute. Things I had accepted as fact were really just approximations of unknowable truths.

[OCS: Using the definitions and concepts used in the hard sciences to inform the social constructs of the social sciences is, indeed, the Pretense of Knowledge described by the Nobel Prize-winning economist  Friedrich A. Hayek. Using the unknowability or mutability of science to justify aberrant human behavior is not acceptable as it lacks the rigor of proof. This does not imply that it is acceptable to discard historical traditions or long-standing norms to justify human actions – whether motivated by conscience, political ideology, or peer pressure.]

In college, I would also hear the word “transgender” for the first time. I would meet queer folks in loving relationships. It was drastically different from my first brush with queerness—an encounter with a slur on a sign wielded by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, who came to my hometown to demonstrate when I was 13. At the end of college, I would realize that I myself am bisexual—attracted to my own gender as well as others, just as gravity draws every single thing in the universe to every other thing. It felt natural, like I had found a lower energy state of existence. Yet I still wasn’t in my ground state.

[OCS: This is bafflegab! As for gravity, any astrophysicist knows that quantum field theory doesn’t work for gravity. As far as I can tell, the author appears to be rejecting “classical” sexuality in favor of “quantum sexuality,” where things are strange, and everything is defined by your feelings of the moment.]

Physics is always evolving, and gender is, too. When we understand that things are more complex than they appear, we learn. When scientists embrace the complexity of the universe, our science can only improve.

[OCS: As far as I can tell, gender is a classification based on two divisions designated as female and male, by which most organisms are classified based on their chromosomes, reproductive organs, and functions. Chromosomal anomalies, genetic mutations, do exist and are treated as medical anomalies. I will leave feelings and the psychology of behavior to the witch doctors who purport to know about such things.]

Kaitlin Rasmussen is a postdoc at the University of Washington, Seattle, and a member of the International Society of Nonbinary Scientists.

SCIENCE • 19 AUGUST 2022 • VOL 377 ISSUE 6608 p. 898 (DOI: 10.1126/science.caredit.ade4593)

Bottom line…

Human sexuality is a personal matter and should remain so. Those who attempt to use sexuality to implement Marxist class warfare are equally despicable as those who try to divide individuals by race.

I regard the author’s work not as a scientific exposition but as an example of the popularization of woke virtual signaling in the academic community. I do not care how the author feels about their sexual orientation or what they do in their private lives. However, I do care that Science Magazine published this drivel, albeit under the classification of “Working Life.”

Hint to the author. You are not a photon on any generally accepted scientific principle.

We are so screwed.

-- 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


I AM AFRAID OF NOVEMBER 2022

RED-WAVE

Once again, the Republican Party appears ready to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory…

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats are destroying America from within. And with nary a peep from the GOP leadership that has failed to provide a cohesive GOP platform with repetitive talking points. They appear to be running against caricatures of President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, much as the Democrats ran against Donald Trump. At least the Democrats had a unifying message: “orange man bad.”

With the active opposition of the progressive communist democrat propagandists in the mainstream media and the censorship/cancel culture on the social media platforms, I do not see where the GOP is even attempting to overcome the overwhelming negative messaging of the Democrats.

While I can see what is going wrong around me, I don’t know what the GOP’s platform might be or any of the policies they propose to reverse and reform an out-of-control system. The usual platitudes of lower taxes, fewer regulations, and reduced government spending are meaningless.

Hell, the leadership of the GOP cannot control its caucus as we see its members vote against sane policies to join the insane Democrats and their radical agenda. It’s almost like the deep state or the ChiComs are blackmailing our nation’s politicians.

As usual, the Democrats campaign 24/7/365 while the GOP engages only a few months before an election. And then, when they are left standing with their collective dicks in their hands, they wonder what went wrong as they write opinion pieces and continue to collect campaign funds to keep their sorry asses in office.

Feckless leadership in the Senate...

It appears that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is not optimistic about the Republican Party's chances of retaking control of the Senate in November.

"I think there's probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different; they're statewide, and candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome."

"I think it's going to be very tight. We have a 50-50 nation. And I think when this Senate race smoke clears, we’re likely to have a very, very close Senate still, with us up slightly or the Democrats up slightly."

Where was the fight against weak candidates when they were being vetted? Where are the funding and publicity for strongly qualified candidates? Relying on Donald Trump to select candidates is ludicrous given his preference for telegenic people, celebrities, and dodgy characters who profess loyalty to his agenda. 

McConnell seems positioned above the fray when he should be leading the charge.

Feckless leadership in the House... 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appears more interested in positioning himself as the next Speaker of the House and following the prescriptions of his former housemate, pollster Frank Luntz than he does in fighting for the party and candidates in critical districts.

"We’ll win the majority, and I’ll be the speaker." McCarthy pointed toward the likely regaining of the House majority by the GOP in November’s midterm elections.

It's not enough to talk about investigations of past events; it is imperative that you reveal plans for going forward to redress the existing government failures and to address an uncertain future.

Will the fear campaign work for the GOP?

  • Fear of "the other" way of life?
  • Fear of a weaponized FBI?
  • Fear of a weaponized IRS?
  • Fear of a Taiwan attack and another conflict?
  • Fear of more inflation with Congressional tax and spend?

Bottom line…

If we are waiting for a clap of thunder and a burst of insight to restore our nation, we are well and totally 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


IN CONTEXT: ALLEN WEISSELBERG CONVICTION

WeisselbergEnough!

The news is full of headlines and stories about the Trump Organization’s former Chief Financial Officer, Allen Weisselberg, who pleaded guilty to all 15 charges he faced in a New York Court.

Of course, the stories are about Donald Trump and the malicious Manhattan District Attorney who wants to coerce Weisselberg into making damaging statements about Donald Trump personally and the Trump Organization. 

While it appears that New York authorities were trying to leverage Weisselberg, it is also true that Weisselberg evaded taxes on $1.7 million in benefits provided by his employer.

The company praised Weisselberg on Thursday as a trusted, honorable employee who it said has been “persecuted and threatened by law enforcement, particularly the Manhattan district attorney, in their never-ending, politically motivated quest to get President Trump.” <Source>

It is also true that Weisselberg is not a “fine and honorable man,” as portrayed by the Trump Organization, but a hard-assed negotiator who leveraged Trump’s financial clout and litigiousness to strong-arm concessions from those seeking just compensation for their services.

Weisselberg is a sophisticated high net worth individual with access to competent tax and legal counsel who chose to evade taxes. The conviction is on him and is characteristic of the dodgy business practices of those in the Trump orbit.

As for Trump, he is surrounded by dodgy characters, including his children.

Bottom line…

I don’t give a crap about Trump’s associates like former Attorney Michael Cohen or CFO Allen Weisselberg.

My only question is, will Donald Trump do the right thing if elected and fight back against those who would destroy America from within?

We are so screwed when we allow the media propagandists representing the progressive communist democrats to set a distracting narrative.

-- 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


SAY WHAT? U.S. PAYING DOWN UKRAINE'S NATIONAL DEBT!

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Set against the background of the notoriously dishonest $437 BILLION “Inflation Reduction Act,” which is little more than the slimmed-down version of the TRILLION dollar plus “Build Back Better Act,” we find our government is paying off part of the national debt of Ukraine.

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THE UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTES $4.5 BILLION TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT OF UKRAINE

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, is providing an additional $4.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine to help alleviate the acute budget deficit caused by Putin’s brutal war of aggression. The Government of Ukraine will receive the funding in tranches, beginning with a $3 billion disbursement in August.

[OCS: Russia now controls $12.4 trillion worth of Ukraine’s key natural resources, including rare earth metals and other minerals, according to an analysis for The Washington Post. So why not make this a loan, payable in commodity futures?]

This contribution was made possible with generous bipartisan support from Congress.

[OCS: Bi-partisan? Do you mean the RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) who jumped the aisle in support of the progressive communist democrat agenda to destroy America from within?]

These funds provided by the United States, through the World Bank, allow the Government of Ukraine to maintain essential functions to its people, including social and financial assistance to Ukrainians further pushed into poverty since the start of the war, children with disabilities, and internally displaced persons.

Once these additional funds are fully disbursed, the U.S. government will have provided $8.5 billion in direct budgetary support to the Government of Ukraine. The resources provided today build on previous budget support, enabling the Ukrainian government to carry out core functions – for example, keeping gas and electricity flowing to hospitals, schools, and other critical infrastructure, supporting the provision of humanitarian supplies to citizens, and continuing to pay the salaries of civil servants, healthcare workers and teachers. Robust safeguards put in place by the World Bank, coupled with USAID-funded, expert third-party oversight embedded within the Ukrainian government, ensure accountability and transparency in the use of these funds. 

[OCS: This is pure and unadulterated bullshit. The idea that we can trust the systemically corrupt Ukraine government or those U.S. bureaucrats monitoring significant fund disbursements is ludicrous. Witness the billions of dollars in palletized $100 bills that disappeared in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran. The accounting systems are defective by design.]

Since Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, USAID has been coordinating with humanitarian partners in the country and region to provide Ukrainians with lifesaving humanitarian assistance while also ramping up critical development assistance to respond to cyber-attacks and threats to the energy sector, countering disinformation, supporting small businesses and the agriculture sector, documenting human rights violations, meeting essential health needs, and ensuring the continued functioning of local, regional, and national government levels.

The United States remains committed to supporting Ukraine and its people in the wake of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war.  <Source>

[OCS: I understand military and humanitarian aid – but not paying the salaries of Ukraine’s corrupt bureaucrats. Why should the American people pay for the maintenance and reconstruction of Ukraine? We saw how that worked out in Afghanistan.]

Bottom line…

A little perspective – the United States is $30.6 trillion in debt, with a  $2.77 trillion budget deficit in 2021; the national debt is now larger than what our entire economy produces in a year, a benchmark that economists have historically viewed as a canary in the coal mine. And it’s only getting worse under the progressive communist democrats.

There is no doubt that we, constitutional conservatives, can lose the House and Senate in 2022 if my sister and her friends ignore facts, believe the corrupt mainstream media, and refuse to believe that today’s Democrat Party is akin to the Communist Party U.S.A.

And, you may ask, why are we supporting Ukraine while there is a war raging on the other side of our Southern Border with impacts far greater to American citizens than the geopolitical game in Ukraine? 

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


STOP REWARDING SCREW-UPS

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Bottom line...

Why should you trust a partisan political operative to fix what they screwed up? 

Why should we believe that they will change their politics or agenda of self-protection?

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


THE STORY OF THE PRESENT-DAY GOP

Before you celebrate Liz Cheney’s loss in the Wyoming primary election…

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Consider the massive defeat the nation and the GOP have suffered as President Biden signs the big lie – “The Inflation Reduction Act” – into law…

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Bottom line…

And so it goes, we move forward an inch, the progressive communist democrats advance a mile. With the GOP yelling as they take home the minority’s percentage of the Democrat's spoils.

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