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Business as usual…

Gaza: Hamas Building New Terror Tunnels and Weapons Depots Near Hospitals, Schools, and Mosques

The Israel Defense Forces have released fresh evidence showing Hamas’s new terror tunnels and weapons depots deep inside Gaza residential areas. The IDF drone footage provided to the media reveals the presence of terror tunnels, arms factories and weapons stockpiles placed near schools, hospitals, and mosques.

The new terrorist facilities are built to cause maximum civilian casualties in case of an Israeli response to Hamas rocket fire. “In a briefing to members of the foreign press, the military presented aerial imagery and maps showing what it said are tunnels, weapons production sites and arms depots positioned near schools, hospitals, the al-Azhar University, a Pepsi factory, mosques and United Nations facilities,” the news outlet added. <Source>

[OCS: Blame the anti-Semitic, Jew-hating, progressive communist democrats and their media propagandists for giving a pass to a terrorist regime like Hamas. I say play the same game – designate everyone killed as a terrorist martyr for the cause -- can celebrate.]

State Dept. offers rewards of up to $10M for information on election interference

The U.S. government is offering rewards of up to $10 million for information about Russian internet trolls or foreigners who may try to meddle in the midterm elections.

The offer from the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program on Thursday is the latest sign that officials remain worried about ongoing interference by the Russian Internet Research Agency LLC, or IRA, and related entities who’ve tried to interfere in U.S. contests stretching back to 2014 and most notably in 2016.

Specifically, the State program is seeking information leading to “the identification or location of any foreign person, including a foreign entity, who knowingly engaged or is engaging in interference in U.S. elections, as well as information leading to the prevention, frustration, or favorable resolution of an act of foreign election interference.” <Source>

[OCS: One might correctly assume that this type of election interference is the purview of the Department of Justice, FBI, CIA, and NSA, not the State Department which demonstrably has interfered in the elections of other countries and who has most certainly interfered in the U.S. election with their phony witnesses and testimony over the past few years.

I wonder if the same “cyber intrusion specialists” owned by the Democrats who falsely labeled the DNC hack and other events as Russian interference will consider this a profit opportunity?]  

Leftists Really Don't Like Lauren Boebert's Proposal for More Time to Read Bills Before Voting on Them  

Colorado Republican Lauren Boebert has a stellar idea; lawmakers should do their jobs…but it would appear that many leftists have an issue with this.

You’d think being an elected member of congress would involve a lot of reading, seeing as how the proposed bills often affect the people they serve directly, but you’d be absolutely wrong. The number of things lawmakers don’t read is pretty shocking. They just vote yes or no and call it a day.

It’s a problem that even New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sees as an issue and spoke out about it after House Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern (D-MA) refused to hand out paper copies of the 5,593-page bill to pass the $1.4 trillion COVID relief bill.

This is why Congress needs time to actually read this package before voting on it. Members of Congress have not read this bill. It’s over 5000 pages, arrived at 2pm today, and we are told to expect a vote on it in 2 hours,” she complained. <Source>

[OCS: Legislators fear the special interests more than their constituents, 80% of the population ill-informed on any given issue. Since they are unlikely to be held accountable for their actions or are insulated from the consequences of their legislation, why bother with honesty or reform?

Congress only creates outlines and leaves it to the Executive Branch agencies to create the actual laws through their rules and regulations, or Executive Orders.]

Lawmakers call for Biden to take cognitive test, say Americans deserve ‘absolute confidence’ in him

Dozens of Republican lawmakers are calling for President Biden to take a cognitive test citing a spate of gaffes they say call into question the 79-year-old’s fitness for the job.

Rep. Ronny Jackson, a Texas Republican who served as the presidential physician to former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, led 54 of his colleagues urging Mr. Biden to “submit to a cognitive test immediately.”

The American people should have absolute confidence in their President, knowing that he or she can perform their duties as Head of State and Commander in Chief,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to the president. “They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader.” <Source>

[OCS: Why bother? The DOJ lies, the FBI lies, the White House lies, and there is nobody you can believe anyway! Anyone can see Biden’s handlers are hiding him, controlling his media appearance, shutting down the video or audio feeds when he goes off the rails. Without a teleprompter, notes, and pre-arranged questions from favored reporters, Biden cannot maintain coherent speech longer than a few minutes. I wonder if he is hyped on Adderal? ]

ICE comes up empty in effort to find missing border jumpers

The Biden administration’s attempt to track down catch-and-release illegal immigrants and serve them with court summonses turned into a “complete waste of time,” according to officers who say they were pulled off higher priority cases to chase down “ghosts.”

Out of a universe of more than 30,000 potential targets, officers were able to locate and serve only about 600, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sources.

That means tens of thousands of illegal border crossers remain at large in the country without an official Notice to Appear for their immigration proceedings — and there are no good prospects for tracking them down.

Officers who spoke to The Washington Times said the agency should have known the operation was doomed because the migrants had given bogus addresses to authorities when they were caught at the border. <Source>

[OCS: This was the progressive communist democrats’ original plan, so why should anybody be surprised. Perhaps it is time to fire those who conceived and implemented the "catch and release" plan. And impeaching Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for knowingly, with intent, ignoring federal immigration law. Considering the damage he has done to America, he deserves prison time.]

San Francisco Declares State of Emergency over Monkeypox Outbreak

The city of San Francisco declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to an outbreak of monkeypox, an emerging viral disease primarily affecting gay men.

Democratic State Senator Scott Wiener, who represents San Francisco, claimed there’s been homophobic discrimination and hysteria that’s come with the proliferation of monkeypox in recent months.

“I came of age as a gay man in 1987, when I was 17 years old, and it was at one of the worst points of the AIDS crisis,” Wiener said at the news conference. “This is like deja vu that, once again, gay men are getting attacked and demonized and blamed as we get sick.”

Wiener has received backlash this week over his “gender-affirming healthcare” bill that critics claim would endanger children by facilitating out-of-state tourism for youth gender-transition treatments.

The rise of the virus seems to correspond with homosexual activity. For instance, leaps in monkeypox case numbers since late June in Los Angeles and San Francisco have tracked closely with Pride celebrations, the Los Angeles Times reported. <Source>

[OCS: Pervert city. Where are the laws closing gay bathhouses, criminalizing gay crowds, enforcing social distancing? Are they contact tracing the super-spreaders who travel regularly? Or is this just a ploy to get federal funds?]

As Midterms Loom, Congress Fears Domestic Disinformation

Witnesses testifying in a recent congressional hearing said domestic sources are playing a strong role in driving online falsehoods that undermine faith in elections and inspire real-world violent attacks.

Federal lawmakers are looking to learn more about combating mis- and disinformation as midterm elections approach. Domestic sources have emerged as the greatest perpetrators of falsehoods, said several witnesses during a July 27 House hearing.

“ISD research suggests domestic disinformation targets Americans at a higher volume and frequency than foreign campaigns,” testified Jiore Craig, head of digital integrity at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a think tank that analyzes extremism.

Domestic actors can be particularly convincing. For example, some social media ads tout election falsehoods while featuring trustworthy-sounding organization names and, without permission, displaying images of trusted public figures, Craig said. <Source>

[OCS: It is a fact, the greatest source of disinformation is the Congress, notably the January 6 Committee and the Intelligence Committee – both involving liar/leaker/perjurer Adam Schiff and a cohort of progressive communist democrat liars.

The extremism  comes from the Democrat Party, the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism.]

Los Angeles bans observers from watching county District Attorney Gascon recall effort count

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon has gained national notoriety for his shocking incompetence as a prosecutor. He has come to symbolize everything that is wrong about the Soros-backed “Defund the Police” movement and its emissaries.

Monitors will not be allowed to view the vote counting in the recall balloting for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon because the county does not consider the process as an election, officials say.

The law does indeed clearly identify recalls as elections, and supporting language can be found in the Procedures For Recalling State and Local Officials handbook provided by the state. <Source>

[OCS: What are they hiding from the public? Another attempt to save a radical communist raised by the domestic terrorist friends of Barack Obama?]

Bottom line…

You can’t watch or worry about everything. And that’s what the progressive communist democrats are counting on. They are like cockroaches; if you see one, others hide nearby.

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


HOW MANY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS MIGHT BE COMPROMISED BY THE CHINESE COMMUNISTS

Compromised

It seemed like a no-brainer to prevent billions of dollars in semiconductor chip subsidies from flowing into countries with an adversarial relationship with America, like Communist China.

Schumer Strips Anti-China Security Provision From Major Semiconductor Bill

Republican senators balk at $250 billion CHIPS Act over China concerns

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) removed an anti-China security measure from a bill that invests billions of dollars in the U.S. technology sector, a move Republicans say would allow China to benefit from the spending bill and could kneecap the legislation.

At issue are provisions written by Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) that bar U.S. companies from manufacturing products in China, such as semiconductors, that were developed using federally funded research. Myriad government and private investigations conclude that the Chinese government routinely steals trade secrets from U.S. companies, government agencies, and universities.

The reason Schumer removed Portman's anti-China provision is unclear. Some say he caved to lobbying efforts from various interest groups and the White House. The Senate last year passed a version of Portman's measure with bipartisan support, but the House never put it up for a vote.

"Spending that level of taxpayer dollars without meaningful safeguards to ensure they don’t end up in Beijing’s hands—either through Chinese Communist Party espionage, corporate malfeasance, or inept bureaucrats—would be a colossal mistake."

Exactly why Portman's measure was removed is a matter of ongoing debate on Capitol Hill. One office blamed Rep. Frank Lucas (R., Okla.), the ranking member on the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Another office said the decision to remove the guardrail provision was entirely Schumer's and couldn't be stopped by Republicans.

Guardrail provisions such as the ones in Portman's bill are unpopular with universities with large research departments, as well as some corporations. Universities object for ideological reasons, namely the belief that their research should be enjoyed by everyone around the world. Universities in the last several weeks have been lobbying Republican members including Lucas particularly hard, Republican sources told the Free Beacon. <Source>

Bottom line...

This is what you get when you can't trust the nation's premier law enforcement agencies to do their jobs, especially when Congress Members and select staff are exempt from inclusive background checks.

Not to mention the Democrats leaving Diane Feinstein and Eric Swalwell in place on intelligence committees after prolonged contact with Communist Chinese spies.

It may appear racist, but it is time to protect ourselves from an openly aggressive nuclear power that threatens to shoot down the Speaker of the House's aircraft if she visits Taiwan accompanied by U.S. fighter jets.

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


YOU KNOW WE HAVE PROBLEMS: IGNORE BIDEN'S BULLSHIT

Joe Biden doesn’t pay for his own diapers; the tab is paid either by the taxpayer or the Communist Chinese via the Hunter Biden criminal conduit.

Joe Biden denies recession despite GDP decline in consecutive quarters

President Biden claimed Thursday that the US was not in a recession despite new data showing GDP had contracted for a second straight quarter — meeting the long-accepted definition of a recession.

That doesn’t sound like a recession to me,” Biden said at the close of a White House event celebrating the revival of his massive Build Back Better plan, which Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) agreed Wednesday to support in a much-reduced form despite his prior concerns that new spending would worsen decades-high inflation. <Source>

The average American knows the truth and can experience it at the gas station or grocery store.

Biden-economy

It’s not enough…

Even though the Federal Reserve hiked its second consecutive 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase as it seeks to tamp down runaway inflation without creating a recession, it’s not enough. By my calculations, the rate hike should have been at least 1.20 percentage points.

FedwatcherBottom line…

We are being screwed by the Democrats, the party of Slavery, Secession, Segregation, and Socialism.

-- 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


TRUMP: ATTACKED WITH A CLASSIC COMBINATION OF DEMOCRAT PROJECTION AND DISTRACTION

Trump-projection-distraction

After years of hearings with testimonial and documentary evidence, it is certain that former President Trump is an example of the classic case of projection and misdirection.

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats are projecting their behavior and criminal activity onto Donald Trump. One need only look at the self-confessed quid pro quo dealings of Joe Biden in Ukraine to see that the very same behavior was ascribed to Trump – using a combination of false and misleading whistleblowers Democrats refuse to release to this day. As well as distraction from the current precipitous military, economic, and cultural decline that can be directly attributed to the Democrats, specifically former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, a cabal of bad actors in the Democrat party, and of course, the defective President Joe Biden to is hidden away from the public except for a few drug-enhanced appearances where he still shouts incoherently and needs a written cheat sheet or teleprompter to function before being whisked away by his Obama acolyte handlers.

How else can you account for the unprecedented attack on Trump by the Democrats and their propagandists in the media and on the truth-suppressing technology platforms? How else can you account for the blatant hyper-partisan criminality we are seeing in our top agencies, including those dealing with national threats, intelligence, and law enforcement?

Undoubtedly, the Democrats interfered with at least two presidential elections, spied on ordinary Americans, and spied on their political opposition. There is no doubt that the election was rigged, perhaps not by manufactured ballots or jiggered voting machines, but certainly by the nullification of legislature-crafted election rules, improper procedures, and the suppression of criminal activities which, according to polls, would have mortally damaged the Biden candidacy. To this very day, the Democrats are shielding members of the Biden family from investigation and prosecution – mainly by focusing on Donald Trump and trying to drive him into obscurity and irrelevance.

Fortunately for America, Trump is a reflexive fighter with a massive competitive streak and an ego to match. He welcomes the attack as an opportunity to punch back harder. While he seems preoccupied with the media, it appears he views it as a game.

In the final analysis, Trump does the right thing reflexively, overcoming his rather boorish behavior and lack of respect for the Bush/Romney gentlemen’s style of elites to do something that benefits America, both on the domestic and foreign fronts.

Most people are not so stupid as to see the handwriting on the wall.

But, it remains to be seen how Americans will react to reality as interpreted by traditional media and social media platforms. There is little or no hope for those Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who ignores her constituents for her life on Instagram, or those who believe Twitter represents reality or Facebook friends are real.

Look around. You do not need an economist or politician to define inflation and the political manipulation of the markets. Just look at gas prices and the insane energy policies of the Democrats as they make us more dependent on foreign oil. Ask why there are no new refineries in America to increase the supplies of fuels and petrochemicals. Look at food prices and the insane policies of price subsidies to agribusiness, the manipulation of agricultural water in California’s abundant fields, or paying farmers not to grow certain crops. Look at the political corruption caused by the unions – with overblown prices, delayed schedules, and an inferior work product.

There is so much wrong, and it seems to lead to the Democrats, the party of slavery, secession, segregation, and socialism. Not to excuse the Republicans who appear content to rake in their share while prattling on and on about family values and fiscal restraint.

Bottom line…

To say that our elected representatives are screwing the average American is an understatement.

-- 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


TODAY'S RANT

Today, while hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens pour over an uncontrolled border, the Obama/Biden administration openly encourages unlawful activity, from sex trafficking to narcotics distribution killing tens of thousands of Americans. By failing to enforce the constitutional sovereignty of our nation and uphold existing federal immigration law, the top Obama/Biden officials are breaking the law and committing impeachable criminal offenses. Weakening our national security by permitting the Chinese Communists to allow the shipment of precursor chemicals for making Fentanyl and other designer drugs to leave their country without severe consequences.

But, beyond that, here are today’s rants…

TODAYS-RANT

Putting all American citizens at risk from state-sponsored kidnapping...

In rare contact, US offers Russia deal for Griner, Whelan

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said Wednesday.

In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine to discuss the deal and other matters.

Blinken’s comments marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial. He did not offer details on the proposed deal outlined to the Russians, though a person familiar with the matter said the U.S. government has offered to trade convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Whelan and Griner. <Source>

What happened to the policy that the United States did not openly negotiate with terrorists? Or was that passe after Obama traded five Taliban commanders for one American deserter? Since Brittney Griner appears to hate America, I suggest we leave her behind to pay for bringing narcotics into Russia. Amazing how that doctor's letter for medical marijuana magically appeared. 

Divide and conquer – the latest move by establishment Republicans and progressive communist democrats to narrow the vote margin to facilitate election cheating?

Former Republicans and Democrats form new third U.S. political party

Dozens of former Republican and Democratic officials announced on Wednesday a new national political third party to appeal to millions of voters they say are dismayed with what they see as America's dysfunctional two-party system.

The new party, called Forward and whose creation was first reported by Reuters, will initially be co-chaired by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Christine Todd Whitman, the former Republican governor of New Jersey. They hope the party will become a viable alternative to the Republican and Democratic parties that dominate U.S. politics, founding members told Reuters.

[OCS: The strategy is clear. While this third party cannot win an election, it can prevent disaffected Democrats and independents from voting for the GOP. Thus narrowing the victory margins to allow a relatively small number of illegal votes to swing the race. A repeat of the election shenanigans we saw in the 2020 election.]

Party leaders will hold a series of events in two dozen cities this autumn to roll out its platform and attract support. They will host an official launch in Houston on Sept. 24 and the party's first national convention in a major U.S. city next summer. <Source>

In what universe do you knowingly issue government identification cards to criminals, crazies, and terrorists who have entered the country illegally?

Government eyes plan to give I.D.s to unauthorized immigrants

The Biden administration plans to test providing temporary I.D. cards to unauthorized immigrants awaiting a final decision on their cases, according to two government sources familiar with the planning.

Why it matters: Recent border crossers and other unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. often do not have I.D.s , making it more difficult to access housing, healthcare, transportation and other benefits.

[OCS: Why is the Obama/Biden administration depleting our healthcare, housing, employment, and social safety nets meant for legal citizens and immigrants? One need only consider the Cloward-Piven strategy created by two radical communist professors  who suggest bankrupting our benefits programs to drive dissatisfaction and transformational change. This is insane, especially when this identification can allow illegal aliens to freely fly around the country. Remember, every state had to revamp their drivers’ license program with individuals having to appear in person and present birth certificates, passports, and proof of residency? Now the illegal aliens get a pass without vetting.]

Officials are considering a pilot program to relieve some of those burdens, while also incentivizing more frequent communication with law enforcement throughout the complicated court process, the sources said. <Source>

The government will no longer bail out financial institutions but use taxpayer funds to bail out unions. 

Congress’ Vote on Delphi Pensions Bailout Shows Problem With Putting Unions Above Law

Congress is set to vote this week on HR 6929 to retroactively bail out the pensions of about 20,000 former Delphi auto-parts employees who had their pensions reduced beginning in 2009.

This proposed bailout, the Susan Muffley Act of 2022, is different in a number of ways from the recent no-strings-attached $97 billion bailout of about 250 select union pension plans, but it highlights the problem of lawmakers putting powerful unions above the law and requiring taxpayers to pay for their wrongdoing. <Source>

[OCS: Why are “We the People” paying for unfunded pension promises produced by corrupt and reckless actions by union pension plans? What about the 90 percent of the non-union American workforce who see massive declines in their 401(k) plans or savings eroded by inflation caused by the progressive communist democrats? Is this the down payment for union support in the 2022 and 2024 election cycle?]

Is this another attempt to whitewash the gay lifestyle and pretend Monkeypox is an epidemic affecting the entire population?

W.H.O. Declares Monkeypox Spread a Global Health Emergency

For the second time in two years, the World Health Organization has taken the extraordinary step of declaring a global emergency. This time the cause is monkeypox, which has spread in just a few weeks to dozens of countries and infected tens of thousands of people.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the W.H.O.’s director general [OCS: and a corrupt committed communist], on Saturday overruled a panel of advisers, who could not come to a consensus, and declared a “public health emergency of international concern,” a designation the W.H.O. currently uses to describe only two other diseases, Covid-19 and polio.

“We have an outbreak that has spread around the world rapidly through new modes of transmission, about which we understand too little, and which meets the criteria” for a public health emergency, Dr. Tedros told reporters. It was apparently the first time that the director general had sidestepped his advisers to declare an emergency.

[OCS: They understand the method of transmission, but refuse to go beyond describing the causal behavior as “men who have sex with other men.]

As of Friday, New York City had logged 839 monkeypox cases, nearly all of them in men who have sex with men, according to the city’s Department of Health. In late June, the city began offering the monkeypox vaccine, but ran out with just about 1,000 doses available. <Source>

[OCS: It seems reasonable, after lockdowns and mask initiatives, to close gay bathhouses, demand vaccination, test and track international visitors and illegal aliens, criminalize gay sex for 16 weeks to “stop the spread.”  Like HIV/AIDS, the vector is clear. If these prescriptives are not warranted by the severity of the disease and its spread, quit using it to drive a political scare narrative and suggesting the government may need additional emergency powers and shoveling vaccine money to big pharma.]

Will they never learn?

It’s not a matter of “when will they learn?” or “when will they stop?”, it’s a matter of seeing how fast the progressive communist democrats can radically transform America from within using the excessive spending model posed by radical communists Cloward and Piven.

It appears that Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has agreed to support another half-a-trillion-dollar socialist spending package with goodies for healthcare ($64 billion, robbing seniors to pay for Obamacare), climate and green energy giveaways ($369 billion), and proposing increased taxes on the wealthy. A subset of the misnamed “Build Back Better" package.

And they have the balls to label this bullshit package the “Inflation Reduction Act of 2022” and offer it up before the announcement of a recession.

When is the long-standing definition of a recession, two consecutive quarters of reduced GDP growth, not the correct definition? When the progressive communist democrats deliberately created the recession out of thin air with their toxic agenda. 

How effing stupid...

Congress pours $75M into gun research such as whether community gardens stop shootings

NIH and CDC dole out the taxpayer dollars to universities to do the research. Funding includes $2.25 million to the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor to determine whether turning vacant lots into green spaces, such as community gardens, pocket parks or green infrastructure, will reduce firearm violence in Detroit. <Source>

[OCS: I wonder if these dumb sons-of-bitches understand that drug dealers love public spaces like parks to ply their trade -- bringing gun-related violence with them. Again, it's not gun control; it's crime control.]

Bottom line…

We are so screwed. Vote the progressive communist democrat bastards out of office.

Democrats-- 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


CHIPS BILL: BIDEN'S HISTORIC QUID PRO QUO?

BOHICA: Bend over, here it comes again…

It is one thing to offer semiconductor chip makers assistance to return their operations to the United States from vulnerable venues like China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines; it is quite another to use these subsidies as a political quid pro quo.

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While speaking on a panel with the Council on Foreign Relations on Jan. 23, 2018, then Vice President Joe Biden confessed to extortion and a quid pro quo in a recorded speech.

"I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and Yanukovych that they would take action against the state prosecutor and they didn't. So they were walking out of the press conference, and I said we were not going to give them the $1 billion. They said you have no authority. You are not the president. The president said ... I said call him," Biden said. "I'm telling you, you are not getting $1 billion. I said you're not getting $1 billion and I am going to be leaving here in six hours and if the prosecutor is not fired you are not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch -- he got fired."

President Joe Biden appears to be setting the stage for an even more audacious move to leverage a massive $280 billion subsidy to the semiconductor industry to affect the 2022 and 2024 elections. Probably not planned by Biden himself, but the cadre of Obama acolytes that serve as his minders.

From the Wall Street Journal…

Semiconductor Subsidy Strings Attached

Biden makes clear he’ll be telling CEOs how to invest the federal money.

The Senate on Tuesday voted 64-32 to advance a $280 billion “chips plus” subsidy bill, and as ever in politics there’s a lot of plus. Money from Washington always comes with strings attached, and we hope the semiconductor CEOs know what they’ve signed up for.

That message couldn’t have been clearer from President Biden on Tuesday when he told business and labor leaders on a conference call that the bill’s $52 billion in grants for Intel and other chip makers would not be “a blank check to companies.” The President said he will “personally have to sign off on the biggest grants.”

Hint to companies applying for money: Locate that new factory in a swing state with more than a handful of electoral votes. Mr. Biden or the Vice President may want to swing by during the 2024 election campaign.

The President also underscored that the law requires companies to pay union prevailing wages to build the semiconductor fabrication facilities funded by the bill. Communications Workers of America president Chris Shelton said this will ensure “there isn’t a race to the bottom.” Translation: Construction will be more expensive, and non-union contractors won’t benefit.

Some companies that lobbied for the bill have nonetheless expressed frustration that it forbids recipients of federal largesse from expanding advanced-chip production in China. But what did they expect? The politicians are selling the bill as a national-security necessity to compete with China to make sure that more chips are made in the U.S. in case of conflict with Beijing.

Mr. Biden also made clear his Administration will impose its own conditions on the money. For instance, “we’re not going to allow companies to use these funds to buy back stock or issue dividends.” Mr. Biden threatened to claw back subsidies from those that do. This means companies that take federal money won’t be allowed to reward shareholders if the investments succeed.

The President also noted that companies whose future innovations derive in part from the bill’s $200 billion in authorized spending on research and development in areas like green energy and artificial intelligence will be required “to deploy that technology” and invest “in a facility here in America.” This requirement will make CEOs add a political calculation to their investment choices.

Industrial policy and the political allocation of capital invariably distort investment. Don’t be surprised if the conditions that Congress and the Administration impose on these companies make the firms and the United States less competitive with China. <Source>

If the transition of semiconductor chip fabrication facilities back to the United States made economic sense, the chipmakers would have made the move themselves using investor funding.

Bottom line…

Enabling corruptocrats like Biden and the progressive communist democrats is a prescription for more political corruption that can be targeted against the United States and benefit our communist enemies, especially China, which has infiltrated the Congress and Executive Branch.

Don’t expect accurate accounting or honest oversight of the political giveaway.

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


YEAH, RIGHT!

Hillary-above the lawWe 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


GREEN WAR IS A LOSER

There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats in the Obama/Biden administration are doing everything they can to weaken the United States military.

From reduced training standards to accommodate socially-engineered outcomes to politically-driven procurement of so-called “green” weaponry and supplies, our enemies, both foreign and domestic, are weakening the capabilities and resilience of our warfighters. Like nonsensical rules of engagement that favor the enemy while putting our soldiers at risk – all to avoid the media exploitation of collateral damage to civilians and civilian facilities.

I have little or no faith in the majority of today’s officer corps, from full colonels to flag rank – many of whom are politicians in uniform or career bureaucrats. Most of whom are susceptible to undue or unlawful command influence and peer pressure to conform. An environment where tailored uniforms and bureaucratic protocols and procedures trump results, the home of senseless directives created so far from the field of battle as to be dangerous to those downrange.

Hummer-EV

The idiocy of electric vehicles…

Speed on the battlefield counts. Not only the speed at which you can move men, materiel, and weaponry point-to-point but the speed at which you can refuel a prime mover or weapon. The idea that you can recharge an electric vehicle faster than one powered by fossil fuels is ludicrous. At the very least, the bottom line for electric vehicles is a hybrid that uses a fossil-fuel-driven engine to supply immediate energy when needed.

Army tests electric Humvee for future battlefield use

The Army picked General Motors to provide them with a GMC Hummer EV for a test drive as the service looks to fill a requirement for a light- to heavy-duty battery electric vehicle to reduce the military’s reliance on fossil fuels in garrison and in the field.

[OCS: For the foreseeable future, electric vehicles should be restricted to garrison use and kept away from the battlefield. One can easily imagine diesel-powered recharge vehicles being necessary to recharge or rescue electric vehicles – thereby making a mockery of climate claims. Winning the war is far preferable than virtue signaling one’s climate wokeness.]

GM’s all-electric pickup-model Hummer features 1,000 horsepower with a 24-module, double-stacked Ultium battery pack. It offers almost 330 miles of combined driving range with its first edition and can go from 0-to-60 mph in as little as 3 seconds, according to the company.

[OCS: There is a severe tradeoff between the use of peak power and range. The idea of all-electric vehicles on the battlefield is nonsensical – especially in hostile climate extremes where armor, explosive batteries, and other factors pose operational limitations.]

Leveraging GM’s advanced technology, this demonstration will prove to our U.S. Army customer what an all-electric supertruck can do and how the underlying technology can be leveraged for future defense needs, whether on an installation or in a tactical environment,” Steve DuMont, president of GM Defense, a subsidiary of General Motors, said in a statement.

[OCS: I do not want “advanced technology,” I want simple, robust, resilient, and fit for the mission.]

GM Defense said it is leveraging the company’s $35 billion investment in electric vehicles and autonomous vehicle technology to help lead the government’s transition to a more electric future.

“With access to GM’s advanced technologies, GM Defense is able to provide proven commercial technologies adapted to meet specific defense requirements and the needs of our customers,” Mr. DuMont said.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called climate change “an existential threat” and said it was vital for the Pentagon to respond to the challenge.

“Today, no nation can find lasting security without addressing the climate crisis,” he said in April 2021. “Climate change is making the world more unsafe and we need to act.”

[OCS: There is no doubt in my mind that Lloyd Austin is an intersectional general with more interest in race and the progressive agenda than winning wars. His performance in Afghanistan should have ended his career by honorable resignation or court martial for dereliction of duty.]

<Source>

I envision these vehicles as little more than mobile battery packs to power communications and other weaponry.

Defeat from within…

Good order and discipline, along with unit cohesion and esprit de corps, are critical to any military organization. Yet we find the progressive communist democrats teaching soldiers and support personnel to make race-based value judgments and to hate those of other colors. Thus violating the rule: there may be officers and enlisted personnel, but everybody is green and mission-driven.

Critical Race Theories Have "Established a Beachhead at the Military Service Academies"

An analysis by our CriticalRace.org shows: “The good news is that CRT and related ideologies have not yet captured the military service academies … The bad news is that these ideologies have established a beachhead … and are likely to expand as part of a more general military wokeness campaign from the top down.”

"The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is 'to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army'"

USMA has engaged in numerous initiatives which promote the expanse of Critical Race Training. USMA drafted The USMA Diversity Inclusion Plan 2020-2025. After the documents were obtained by Judicial Watch, it was revealed that West Point trains its cadets in Critical Race Theory. A mandatory seminar which involves discussion of 'white rage' is administered to West Point's cadets. Furthermore, West Point's curriculum involves courses that instruct on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  <Source>

Bottom line…

To pretend there is such a thing as an ethical or environmentally-friendly war is delusional and will reduce your ability to wage war and to allow our soldiers to prevail.

America is a tolerant and diverse space that is exploited by our enemies. We must maintain vigilance and overwatch on those corrupt officials who are cramming crap weaponry and supplies in theatre and subverting our nation from within. To allow politicians to convey any advantage to our enemies on the battlefield is unacceptable.

We are so screwed.

POW-MIAsteve


“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


DOOMSDAY SCENARIO IMPACTS THE UNITED STATES?

Pogo

Yesterday, I watched one of my favorite movies, War Games, whose lesson on winning a nuclear war is not to play the game. Likewise, the only way we can start to counter an un-American system that is quickly approaching authoritarian fascism is not to play their game. Whether a sufficient number of Americans can overcome their long-term indoctrination and resist the system is questionable.

Consider …

(1)   We have seen that most of the United States' population is willing to sacrifice their privacy and personal security for convenience and free benefits.

(2)   We have seen the malignant and metastasizing effects of a government infiltrated by domestic and foreign powers with hostile intent, namely to weaken or destroy the United States of America from within.

(3)   We have seen the demonstrable results of a corrupt government willing to subvert the nation’s premier intelligence, law enforcement, and other agencies that control critical infrastructure to gain or maintain political power.

(4)   We have seen the last bastion of national security, the military, start to be infected by the corrupt forces now controlling our government. Put in motion by a diabolical president who is, in reality,  a communist traitor to America.

(5)   We have seen unprecedented fascism and the rise of public/private coordination and cooperation such that traditional norms, constitutional safeguards, and checks and balances can be bypassed by constitutionally prohibited government behavior -- mostly without challenge by the Courts.

(6)   We have seen corporations respond to government dictates, coerced by the loss of government contracts, grants, tax benefits, and the threat of investigations or restrictive legislation.

(7)   We have seen the nation’s educational institutions indoctrinating instead of educating, giving a platform to radicals who openly despise the United States of America. Including institutions where administrators and professors fear for their jobs in the face of an orchestrated student uprising.

(8)   We have seen our nation’s traditional safeguard against tyranny, a free press willing to speak truth to power, be corporatized, and crumble.

(9)   We have seen our technology companies develop and deploy surveillance tools customarily used by the secret police of despotic nations.

(10)  We have seen the means of mass communication co-opted by forces seeking to censor dissent and cancel the dissenters.

Bottom line...

Can it be turned around?

Will enough people turn out in 2022 to provide a win beyond election manipulation?

Do the American people even understand patriotism anymore?

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


THIS WEEKEND I WAS STRICKEN WITH A SEVERE CASE OF "WHO CARES?"

Nothing I read, watched, or listened to was free from the taint of a corrupt media seeking to misinform me and push me into accepting the malignant agenda of the progressive communist democrats.

Yellow-journalism

Yellow journalism is an American term for journalism and associated newspapers presenting little or no legitimate, well-researched news while using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion.

Perhaps we need to consider adding red journalism as a term used to describe dishonest media that acts as propagandists for the progressive communist democrats and seeks to turn every event into a critical emergency to seize “emergency powers” that promote big government and reduce personal freedoms.

As I considered what course of action I might take to turn down the volume of peak bullshit, I decided to share the advice of the esteemed economist/philosopher Thomas Sowell who provided a four-question bullshit filter.

Thomas Sowell’s Four Questions that will destroy most any false and/or misleading story

1. Compared to what?

2. At what cost?

3. What hard evidence do you have?

4. Who shall decide what is best?

Bottom line…

The fundamental problem with the progressive communist democrats is that they do not care about the first three questions. The fourth has only one option – everything should be decided by the government that is itself governed by enlightened, progressive communist Democrats who believe they have the education, experience, wealth, and moral right to dictate what is best for the “little people.”

We are so screwed when we care what the progressive schmucks say, do, or think, and we should concentrate our time, energy, and money, defeating their evil ideology and removing them from positions of power.

-- 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