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ONCE AGAIN, GOP INFIGHTING IS SNATCHING DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY

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"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

There is no doubt in my mind that the leadership of the establishment wing of the Republican Party, the Bushes, Roves, Romneys, McConnells, and others, are more concerned with taking back the GOP from the conservatives rather than taking back our nation from the malignant Biden regime that has radically transformed America into an unrecognizable mess with rampant inflation, crime, illegal immigration, and corruption.

Likewise, I no longer know what the leadership is thinking as the old party platitudes: less regulation, fewer taxes, less government spending, smaller government, and a strong military have proven to be valueless as the GOP leadership says one thing and then does another in the dead of night. With many being more conciliatory, they call it “bi-partisanship,” to the malignant regime than adherence to the U.S. Constitution and American core values.

Why not both attack the regime AND let America know you have a workable recovery plan of action?

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Attack Biden or promote an agenda? Republicans split on 2022 campaign strategy

Republicans eager to retake control of the House and Senate in November have different ideas about how to win voters, and the divide is causing party tension that has spilled into public view.

The clash centers around Sen. Rick Scott’s “11 point plan to rescue America,” which he introduced this month. He is promoting the plan in digital and television advertisements.

Mr. Scott runs the Senate Republican Party‘s campaign arm, but his endorsement of a detailed agenda clashes with other ideas in the party. Senate Republican leaders say they want to campaign against the failures of the Biden administration, not publicize a legislative game plan that Democrats could distort to discourage voters.

Republicans say two of Mr. Scott’s proposals are easy fodder for Democrats.

Mr. Scott’s plan calls for taxes at all income levels, which means Americans who bring in too little to pay federal taxes — nearly half of all income earners, including retirees — would have a tax increase.

The plan also calls for a five-year limit to all laws, which would require Congress and the White House to reauthorize the entire federal government, including Social Security and Medicare.

Mr. Scott said the proposal aims at government reform and debt reduction.

“If a law is worth keeping, Congress can pass it again,” Mr. Scott writes in his pitch.

A top party aide told The Washington Times that Republicans “will focus on the issues that Americans really care about like inflation, crime, energy and finding issues that unite us and are very clearly at the top of mind for Americans who are dissatisfied with the way things are going right now, especially with the Biden administration and Democrats in Congress.”

[OCS: An anonymous “top party aid?” The issues currently affecting America and all Americans are well-known and obvious. So why isn’t the GOP talking about them now? While the progressive communist democrats advance their agenda 24/7, it appears that the GOP is content to wait a month or so before an election to advertise their platform. Too late to make an impression on those who have already internalized the opposition’s message as an existing truth.] 

Mr. Scott, meanwhile, has not backed down from promoting his 11-point plan. Television ads continue to air, and the website promoting the plan remains operating. Last weekend, the Florida Republican promoted his proposal to the party’s enthusiastic base at the influential Conservative Political Action Conference.

The proposal attacks liberal spending and social policies, calls for an end to disclosing race or ethnicity on government forms and requires children in public schools to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. It proposes increased penalties for theft and other crimes, and finishing the wall on the border with Mexico and naming it after former President Donald Trump.

It’s going to be ridiculed by the left, mocked by Washington insiders and strike fear in the hearts of some Republicans,” Mr. Scott said. “If this plan doesn’t scare Washington, we certainly haven’t aimed high enough. And based on the way Democrats are attacking me this week, I said we’re here to say we hit the bull’s-eye.” <Source>

[OCS: Of course, it will be ridiculed by the left – Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, Rule 5, “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Of course, it will be mocked by Washington insiders as any change to the existing dung heap that is Washington would cost them political power, influence, and curtail their revenue streams. As for striking fear in the hearts of some Republicans, who might these RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) be, and why should any American care?]

They may be in the wrong order, but they are important to the discussion…

Here Are The 11-Points In The Plan:

  • Education
  • Color Blind Equality
  • Safety and Crime
  • Immigration
  • Growth / Economy
  • Government Reform and Debt
  • Fair Fraud-Free Elections
  • Family
  • Gender, Life, Science
  • Religious Liberty and Big Tech
  • America First

In my list:

  • A stronger “non woke” military that can fight on multiple fronts.
  • Community safety and crime control rather than gun control – including investigation and prosecution of political corruption.
  • Closing our borders and enforcing immigration laws, including implementing an e-verify mandate on employers and VISA controls (Re-thinking dual citizenship and birth citizenship).
  • Reduction in regulations.
  • Reduction in government spending by prioritizing needs and eliminating district pork and carve-outs.
  • In addition…

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Start telling the truth about the communist-in-chief and his cadre of acolytes that hijacked our nation with his transformative policies that were designed to deconstruct our nation.

Bottom line…

'If not us, then who? If not now, then when?'

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 ENEMY WITHIN

By now, we have discovered and confirmed that the Russians had infiltrated the environmental movement and financed groups waging war against America's continuing industrialization and a robust American economy.

Likewise, they have pretty much done the same thing with the Democrat Party using proxy companies, attorneys, lobbyists, and consultants to funnel payments to politicians. Of course, the greatest mechanism for political corruption is the communist-controlled trade and public unions that run roughshod over both public and private institutions.

Now, these progressive communist democrats are attempting to destroy America’s largest non-nuclear weapon, the energy independence of the United States, which would free the U.S. from dependence on foreign oil, and the continued funding of hostile regimes. Moreover, by being a net exporter of gas and oil, we can curtail the financing of foreign adventurism, blackmail, and state terrorism.

Why we are in trouble…

Turning inward, we find the progressive communist democrats opening our borders, releasing hardened criminals, many of whom are repeat offenders into our communities, allowing the looting of stores with few consequences and general lawlessness on our streets. These are people who are not willing to protect American values. The same people who insist we leave the running of our lives to the experts -- no matter the cost.

And there are the schmucks within the GOP who are actually Democrats in tutus…

Sen. Lindsey Graham calls for Putin’s assassination: ‘The only way this ends’

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We are so screwed – and the worst part is we are allowing the Democrats to do it to us without pushback.

The first test of resistance to this increasing tyrannical government is to elect a majority of individuals who will put the nation’s interests ahead of their own...

To identify, investigate, and punish those who have pushed this nation closer to catastrophe. Those who have attempted to divide America with Marxist identity politics that pit one class of Americans against another class of Americans. Those who have used domestic terrorist groups and criminals to soften American resolve and promote acceptance of a larger, more powerful government to make Americans feel safer in their homes. Those who want to abolish the Second Amendment and curtail the right of self-defense against criminals, crazies, terrorists, and an increasingly tyrannical government. And those who want to wreak economic chaos and destroy our economy with uncontrolled inflation and worthless money.  And promote mythical impacts of an improbable climate change scenario to control our energy.

The second test is to prosecute members of the Obama Administration for the damage they have done to our nation. We are now seeing far-reaching tentacles of the corrupt Obama Administration interwoven with almost every aspect of our life. 

-- 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


UKRAINE: BEYOND LAPEL FLAG PINS...

Once again, I wonder how we find ourselves so far behind the curve when it comes to foreign and domestic affairs.

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The roots of our situation lie in political corruption…

There is no doubt in my mind that Ukraine, much like Russia, was a corrupt state. Likewise, there is no doubt that malignant United States-based business interests played a major role in cutting special interest deals in Ukraine. And that these special interests turned to the U.S. State Department to pressure Ukrainian officials into supporting their corrupt business interests. Including, not so coincidently, the Biden family who sold access to Vice President Biden, who Obama placed in charge of Ukraine policy as well as access to other U.S. officials.

President Biden openly interfered with Ukraine's internal politics when he used a quid pro quo threat to have a Ukraine State prosecutor investigating a company that employed his son for an outrageous retainer -- given the son's lack of knowledge and experience in Ukraine oil and gas matters. What Hunter Biden did have was the ability to move the Vice President into protecting the company from prosecution.

Of course, the Ukrainian contingent of the State Department and National Security Council needed to cover up their illegal actions by misdirecting the public's attention to a phony impeachment scheme over the alleged illegality of President Trump's quid pro quo phone call asking for the Biden dealings with the independent state investigator to be investigated.

Newly released State memos undercut Democrats' Ukraine impeachment story

Just months before Joe Biden forced his firing, Ukraine's chief prosecutor was told by U.S. State Department officials that they were "impressed" with his anti-corruption plan and fully supportive of his work, according to newly released memos that cast doubt on a key Democrat impeachment narrative.

During former President Donald Trump's first impeachment trial two years ago, House Democrats alleged that Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin was fired in March 2016 because State officials were widely displeased with his anti-corruption efforts and not because Shokin's office was investigating the Ukrainian gas firm that had given then-Vice President Biden's son Hunter a lucrative job.

But the memos obtained by Just the News and the Southeastern Legal Foundation under a Freedom of Information Act request show senior State Department officials — including then-Secretary of State John Kerry — were sending the opposite message to Shokin the summer before his firing.

"We have been impressed with the ambitious reform and anti-corruption agenda of your government," then-Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland personally wrote Shokin in an official letter dated June 9, 2015 that was delivered to the prosecutor two days later by then-U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt.

Nuland, now President Biden's undersecretary of state, wrote that "Secretary Kerry asked me to reply on his behalf" to let Shokin know he enjoyed the full support of the United States as he set out to fight endemic corruption in the former Soviet republic.

"The ongoing reform of your office, law enforcement, and the judiciary will enable you to investigate and prosecute corruption and other crimes in an effective, fair, and transparent manner," Nuland added. "The United States fully supports your government's efforts to fight corruption and other crimes in an effective, fair and transparent manner." <Source> <Document>

Enter Vladimir Putin...

Ukraine, instead of recognizing its status as a "buffer state" between two larger powers, Russia and the European Union, moved toward the West, even to the extent of seeking their membership in the European Union (with open passports and unfettered migration) and NATO which represented Western military power.

Given the natural resources of Ukraine, including massive oil and wheat productions, this represented a threat to Russia, both economically and militarily. A situation that could be rectified with another Russian puppet regime installed in Ukraine. Both logical and prudent, a decision that the Commissariat and the Oligarchs could back. The stage was set by the lack of U.S. response to Georgia (2008), the lack of U.S. response to the Crimean Peninsula (2014), and Biden’s idiotic response to Russia in 2022, threatening to do something if they invade a small part of Ukraine and something larger if they invade more territory. The course of action became clear – the U.S. was a paper tiger and unlikely to do more than a few ceremonial sanctions.

The return of corrupt Vice President Joe Biden as the President of the United States...

Given his career-long failure of being on the wrong side of U.S. foreign policy interventions, his obvious corruption, his cognitive impairment, fecklessness, and an Administration run by a cadre of former President Obama's acolytes and their "lead from behind" posture, the situation was a tinderbox waiting to catch fire.

Boom! The match was Afghanistan, which saw an ineffective Obamacon-led State Department run roughshod over a military who seemed more concerned with diversity, equity, and inclusion than their readiness to fight. It was an abject surrender that even saw Americans left behind enemy lines to be hunted, tortured, and killed. A low point in American history that signaled peak weakness to Putin and his allies.

The Ukraine invasion was on. And Russia was somewhat protected from military intervention. Nobody wanted to start World War III by imposing a no-fly zone over Ukraine and then dealing with combatant aircraft shooting at each other.

Even now, the corruption of the moneyed interests is supreme...

Instead of restoring and ramping up U.S. coal, oil, and gas production to counteract the Russian pressure on Europe dealing with a cold winter, the Biden Administration levied "tough sanctions" on Russia and their oligarchs.

Just kidding! The Biden Administration carefully avoided sanctioning energy production and the financial institutions that processed energy payments. Biden, meanwhile, falsely positioned himself as leading a "worldwide" coalition even though it was the Europeans looking out for their own interests that were leading the charge.

Putin's miscalculation was threefold, one, he underestimated the ability of invading troops who were falsely told they were attacking Nazis and would be welcomed with open arms; he underestimated the resistance level of a besieged population that had driven out Putin's previous puppet; and three, he underestimated the power of social media which sent real-time eye-witness evidence of horrific atrocities around the globe. A war was no longer conducted in secrecy, with war crimes hidden in the fog of war.

What now?

How will the citizens of Ukraine fair after having much of their infrastructure destroyed and lives upended? Will the United States pour in billions of dollars to assist in rebuilding the nation – all to the benefit of Putin and Russia? Will the U.S. turn its back and play diplomatic musical chairs? Who knows?

Bottom line…

One thing is abundantly clear. Obama, Biden, and the progressive communist democrats have severely weakened the United States here and abroad. Some behavior bordering on the traitorous – like giving military intelligence to Communist China in a time of war. Biden has driven our most virulent enemies, China and Russia, together rather than inducing discord and distractions.

We are screwed, and so are the Ukrainians; political corruption won – and even more, opportunities are presented in any recovery managed by the same bad actors.

-- 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


LINDSEY GRAHAM IS A SCHMUCK POSEUR

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It appears Lindsey Graham is calling out Israel for not supplying arms to Ukraine. Does he not realize that the Israelis have a working agreement with Russia regarding going after Iranian missile assets in nearby Syria?

Lindsey Graham criticizes Israel for refusing to sell weapons to Ukraine

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham criticizes Israel for declining to sell Ukraine weapons to fend off the ongoing Russian invasion.

“They asked Israel — no bigger fan of Israel than Lindsey Graham — for stinger [missiles], and apparently Israel said no. So I’ll get on the phone to Israel. You know, we stand up for Israel with the Iron Dome,” Graham tells Fox News, suggesting that the US expects better from its longstanding ally.

“Putin is a thug. He’s a war criminal. He’s destroying a sovereign nation called Ukraine. And if we don’t get Ukraine and Russia right, the Chinese are going to move on Taiwan and the Iranians gonna break out toward a bomb. So it’s in everybody’s interest” for Ukraine to be able to defend itself, Graham argues. <Source>

Bottom line…

Perhaps Lindsey Graham should be hectoring Joe Biden for sending blankets and MREs during the Obama Administration (2015) when Ukraine asked for lethal defensive and offensive weaponry. President Trump was the one who provided lethal aid, including sniper rifles, rocket launchers, and Javelin anti-tank missiles.

And for those who demand the U.S. and NATO provide a “no-fly” zone over Ukraine, what comes next when we are forced to shoot down a Russian jet, or Russia shoots down an American plane? World War III! All based on Lindsey Graham and the ignorant armchair generals.

Shut up, Lindsey. Go practice jumping the aisle to join the progressive communist democrats where you belong.

With schmucks like Graham, the GOP is screwed.

When the progressive communist democrats try to portray Joe Biden as a “wartime president” to cover his massive pattern of failure, ignore them -- you can’t reason with knaves and fools.

-- 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


BIDEN: STATE OF THE UNION SPEECH

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Rank dishonesty…

Biden didn’t address the actual State of the Union, including our immigration crisis, spiraling inflation, loss of jobs, rampant crime, loss of world standing, and the continuing destruction of the middle class, much less providing solutions. As I have said many times before, defining the problem and applauding oneself is not the same as solving the problem. What went wrong? How are we going to confront our issues?

Example: After two years of attempting to defund the police, Biden called for increasing police funding and received a standing ovation – even from the most radical Democrats. Proving, once again, the progressive communist democrats will do or say anything publicly to assuage the commonsense sensibilities of the majority of Americans – while continuing to pursue their radically toxic agenda behind closed doors.

"The answer is not to defund the police. The answer is to fund the police with the resources and training they need to protect our communities."

Lies, more lies… Yada. Yada. Yada.

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Excerpts -- State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery

My fellow Americans—tonight, we have gathered in a sacred space—the citadel of our democracy.

[OCS: Considering the demonstrable abuses of power by the Democrats in the House of Representatives, our citadel has been breached, and our democracy diminished.]

In this Capitol, generation after generation, Americans have debated great questions amid great strife, and have done great things.

We have fought for freedom, expanded liberty, defeated totalitarianism and terror.

And built the strongest, freest, and most prosperous nation the world has ever known.

[OCS: And then proceeded to diminish democracy, nearly destroy our economy, and weaken our global position in one year.]

Now is the hour.

Our moment of responsibility.

Our test of resolve and conscience, of history itself.

It is in this moment that our character is formed. Our purpose is found. Our future is forged.

[OCS: I can only hope that our future is not compromised by a corrupt, inept, and feckless administration led by an evil, incompetent, and feckless President and Vice President; incapable and unsuitable for executing the duties of the nation’s two top leadership positions.]

Well, I know this nation. 

We will meet the test.

To protect freedom and liberty, to expand fairness and opportunity.

We will save democracy.

[OCS: The ONLY way to save democracy is to eliminate or minimize the effects of the progressive communist democrats and the Obama/Biden administration.]

As hard as these times have been, I am more optimistic about America today than I have been my whole life.

Because I see the future that is within our grasp.

Because I know there is simply nothing beyond our capacity.

We are the only nation on Earth that has always turned every crisis we have faced into an opportunity.

The only nation that can be defined by a single word: possibilities.

So on this night, in our 245th year as a nation, I have come to report on the State of the Union.

And my report is this: the State of the Union is strong—because you, the American people, are strong.

We are stronger today than we were a year ago.

[OCS: This is a bald-faced lie. We are facing foreign and domestic catastrophes that either did not exist last year or were becoming manageable under the previous administration. President Biden has surpassed former President Jimmy Carter’s performance as the worst president in modern history. The government has done little or nothing to identify, investigate, and punish those Obama-Biden era individuals who subverted our national security and facilitated a silent coup.]

And we will be stronger a year from now than we are today.

[OCS: Consider the rising inflation caused by massive government spending that will grow worse under new spending legislation demanded by the Biden Administration. Consider the increasing prices, supply chain disruptions, loss of jobs that result from the Democrat’s abuse of power using the pandemic-related emergency powers to advance their agenda – mainly in the absence of credible science. Why are the progressive communist democrats fighting so hard to destroy commonsense election integrity measures and to keep faulty pandemic-driven election regulations even though they have been proven to be corrupt.]

Now is our moment to meet and overcome the challenges of our time.

And we will, as one people.

[OCS: This is another lie as the progressive communist Democrats use identity politics to divide and weaken our nation. Using critical race theory to teach white students they are the evil oppressors and the black, indigenous, and other people of color they are the victims of systemic racism – as in a system in which government institutions, including education and the media, are majorly controlled by the Democrat Party. One look at the Democrat-controlled inner cities, with their BIPOC governance, reveals an undeniable truth: the elites are lying and will say or do anything to gain or maintain power.] 

One America.

The United States of America.

May God bless you all. May God protect our troops.

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Bottom line…

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Biden entered the office and promptly squandered the head start the Trump Administration provided by doing the opposite of everything Trump did, whether it made sense or not.

My greatest takeaway was that Biden couldn’t talk about the state of the union today, after one year of his ruinous executive orders and disastrous domestic and foreign policy decisions, but how the state of the union might be in his imagined future.

No matter how bad the pandemic decimated our nation, it was not as bad as the disastrous public policies promoted by the progressive communist Democrats to advance their agenda.

I was waiting for Biden to announce the immediate ramp-up of American energy production, including coal, which would boost jobs and our economy, then turn off all Russian oil imports. But, as we saw with the “selective” bank sanctions, we know who owns Biden and our politicians. 

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


DANGER: YOUR EMPLOYMENT MAY BE AT RISK

I have always found it amusing that the Wall Street Wizards tout their remarkable knowledge, experience, and past results while simultaneously issuing the prescribed Securities and Exchange Commission warning, “past performance does not guarantee future returns.”

DANGER-PERCENT

So let us consider the implications of a Federal Reserve hike in the interest rates to curtail growing inflation on what are euphemistically known in the securities trade as “story stocks.” Securities whose valuation is divorced from their underlying assets, cash flow, or profits, and are based on the belief that some factor like innovative technology, first-mover advantage, or widespread favorable media coverage will produce future profits that will outperform the market. Relying on the “greater fool theory,” which posits that there will always be someone that will buy out your position at a higher price. Overlooking, of course, that in difficult times, a stock is only worth what someone else will pay.

If you work for an organization whose valuation is based on what venture capitalists invest in your restricted securities, show little or no profits, have few tangible assets other than “intellectual property,” have impaired cash flow, or depend on interest rates, government subsidies, or government contracts – you may wish to cut back on your personal expenses, create an “emergency fund,” and consider developing multiple independent revenue streams.

Beware of storytellers. Remember the apocryphal story about a man who, upon being shown the beautiful yachts of Wall Street bankers and brokers lying at anchor nearby, naively asked, “where are the customer’s yachts?” A reminder that Wall Street denizens are brokers who profit from their commissions or machinations with your securities -- no matter if you win, lose, or break even.

Commonsense...

Anyone who has commonsense can see that the Sun does not always shine, the wind does not always blow, and there is not enough battery capacity to serve our "base energy load" to keep America moving without fossil fuels or other sustainable energy sources like nuclear energy. Likewise, electric vehicles whose batteries do not perform well in hot or cold environments or require hours to charge to reach 400-mile capacity are not consistently viable for commercial use. And, of course, you do not kill your livelihood to advance a political agenda based on a power grab or other ulterior motive. Commonsense!  

Bottom line…

We are in perilous times where wealthy or connected elites are isolated from the consequences of their actions, including the government bureaucracy, which will be fed by taxpayer dollars regardless of what is happening in the private sector.

You need to take care of yourself and your family – not worry about events you have little or no control over.

We are so screwed when the government continues to use fear and panic to advance their agenda while distracting you from the commonsense understanding that would have you shouting “NO!” at their ridiculous or corrupt activities.

-- 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


UKRAINE: CAN YOU TRUST THE MEDIA TO TELL THE TRUTH WHEN THEY ARE PROTECTING BIDEN?

The Biden Administration is an impotent, leaderless, and heartless political operation that appears to concentrate on saving the legacy of the Obama presidency and to cover up the unconstitutional and criminal activities they perpetrated.

They refuse to face the reality that Obamacons like Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan, CIA Director John BrennanUnited Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, and others are manifestly corrupt and inadequate to the task of dealing with our enemies. And, of course, the perenially wrong Vice President who ran Obama’s Ukraine policy is worthless as a man and a leader.

They just don’t want to talk about it. Especially the activities of individuals like Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the State Department denizens involved in the Obama/Clinton silent coup against Donald Trump. Not to mention problems in Lebanon and Libya (Benghazi), Syria, and elsewhere. 

This is the second coup attempt associated with President Obama and his national security team. The first was the 2013-14 Maidan Revolution in Ukraine, and the second was the 2016 coup in the United States. 

Putin was caught in a media trap, not of his making…

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It appears that the United States, under the Obama Administration, was corruptly interfering with Ukrainian internal affairs. And, it is no secret that it was the United States who kept taunting Russian President Putin with the threat of allowing Ukraine to join NATO – analogous to the Russians conducting military operations and placing missiles in nearby Cuba, Mexico, and Canada.

Putin is neither a paranoid madman nor a fool despite the ignorant progressive talking heads and know-nothing retired colonels and generals. What he appears to be is an ego-driven individual, much like former Presidents Obama and Trump – acutely sensitive of his reputation and presence in the media.

I believe that the current Ukrainian conflict, less than all-out war, was a political gambit that went wrong. A false flag operation to provide a pretext for Russia to breach the Ukrainian border and expand its territory. At least to me, the goal appears to be preventing Ukraine from joining NATO and forcing it to turn its attention toward Russia rather than Europe and the United States – even though there is more economic advantage for Ukraine with trading partners in the West.

After months of threatening war, Putin’s only choices were retreat and face the loss of respect at home and abroad, restraint with more posturing, and faux retaliation against his own false flag operation with a gesture short of all-out war. Putin was gambling that peace and stability in the region were more important to the United States and its NATO allies than the sovereignty of Ukraine and the protection of its borders. Ukraine strongly disagreed, and Putin was forced to call his own bluff.  

What went wrong was Putin’s estimate of the degree of Ukrainian resistance to the invasion of their homeland -- and having tasted a modicum of freedom, decided to fight the invaders rather than becoming another slave state under the control of corrupt Russian thugs. Truth be told, Ukraine already had its share of corrupt thugs – some making deals with the President of the United States, his family, and a cadre of fast-buck artists.

The invasion of Ukraine was a hastily planned incursion that lacked logistical planning and support. Putin knows that he cannot wage all-out war or suffer the universal condemnation of Western nations, which could tank his economy. Thus he is continuing his nuclear saber-rattling while preparing for bilateral talks regarding cessation of hostilities. The price of peace: Ukraine turns away from NATO and Russia draws new borders.

Biden’s spin…

Look for a drugged-up Biden to use the State of the Union speech to pat himself on the back for this wonderful economy and his brilliant domestic and foreign policy. Ignore his interference in Ukraine, his abject surrender in Afghanistan, his relaxation of sanctions that saw the Houthis attack the UAE, and, of course, Hunter’s laptop, which documents decades of corruption.

Obamacons and the color revolution that set the stage for disaster…

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland was the “mastermind” behind the Feb. 22, 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, plotting the overthrow of the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych while convincing the ever-gullible US mainstream media that the coup wasn’t really a coup but a victory for “democracy.” <Source>

We also saw a feckless Obama/Biden administration do nothing about violations of Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity in contravention of the Budapest Memorandum, which promised protection in return for surrendering nuclear weapons. Accepting Russian weasel-words to describe the government change in Ukraine as a revolution that created "a new state” with which Russia has not signed any obligatory defense documents.

Bottom line…

Unfortunately, the ordinary innocent Ukrainian citizen is now paying the price for a failed Biden presidency built on woke identity politics and division among Americans. Memo to Ukraine: after this turmoil abates, act in your own best interests because the United States views you as little more than a geopolitical pawn and a source of easy funds for corrupt American politicians and their special interest friends. 

The war in Ukraine will end, low-level incursion and conflicts will continue, and corruption will reign supreme here and abroad.

However, domestically, we saw the Biden Administration destroy America’s energy independence and increase our Russian oil imports that are funding our enemy and its adventurism in Ukraine. We also saw the Biden Administration kill the domestic Keystone XL pipeline while lifting the sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Vyborg in Russia through the Baltic Sea to Lubmin in Germany -- bypassing Ukraine and Poland.

If the United States wants to regain much of its power, we must look beyond the Obama "Lead from Behind"  policy and stop using the United Nations and other multi-lateral organizations to implement foreign policy. We must put America First, cripple the embedded progressive communist democrats in our government, become energy independent and a mass exporter of coal, oil, and gas. Punishing the traitors who almost sold America to the communists.

We are so screwed as I do not see the Republicans stepping up to the plate with workable policies, foreign or domestic in the near future. Prove me wrong.

-- 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


IS THIS YOUR UNITED STATES?

Biden-unilateral

It is now time to re-think what the United States stands for and what it means to be a citizen of the United States...

Certainly, it is not what I taught in my Junior high school civics class. We have just watched, in real-time, where a madman has threatened world stability to declare war on a sovereign democratic nation and attack innocent civilians.

The United Nations, designed as a global forum where such matters are addressed, has proved itself a corrupt, self-serving, and impotent organization whose charter and functionality are meaningless.

Our politicians, the people's representatives, have proven to be lying, corrupt, feckless cowards that have little hesitancy to sell another country out in favor of a constant cash flow and an economy that can be exploited to advance their ideological agenda.

Our President is a cognitively impaired outer shell spewing lies, and an incoherent word salad as former President Obama’s cadre of communists run the nation.

We are more concerned with the sovereignty and borders of Ukraine than our own sovereignty, borders, and a mass invasion of millions of illegal aliens from numerous countries.

Did the Biden Administration sell out Ukraine to preserve Obama’s legacy?

How Moscow’s Man in Vienna Fooled Team Biden on Ukraine

Russia used the Biden administration’s obsession with a new Iran deal to distract from the Ukrainian invasion.

Reports from Vienna of Russian-facilitated progress with the negotiations in recent weeks must have come as welcome news in Washington, given the Biden administration’s prioritization of getting back into the JCPOA and the need to manufacture a diplomatic win for a struggling presidency. In fact, they may well have effectively acted as a blind to Moscow’s real intentions toward Ukraine if the U.S. team in Vienna has been praising their Russian counterparts as constructive partners in reaching a new deal. <Source>

Europe is, once again, ignoring history… 

Perhaps the best illustration of this attitude and behavior comes from Italy's Prime Minister, who sought carve-outs for luxury goods should EU sanctions be imposed.

'Apparently selling Gucci loafers to oligarchs is more of a priority than hitting back at Putin': Fury as Italian PM demands luxury goods are exempt from Russia sanctions as EU nations are accused of 'disgracing themselves' over economic reprisals

Mario Draghi was accused of prioritizing  posh shoes over punishing Putin as EU nations 'disgraced themselves' with a failure to take a hardline approach to sanctions against Russia.

They were accused of frustrating British and American efforts to kick Russia out of the world's biggest financial payments system. <Source>

Belgium's diamond leaders question effectiveness Russian sanctions

“Sanctions can have a significant impact on the diamond business,” said Tom Neys, spokesperson for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), reported Gazet van Antwerpen on Wednesday (prior to Thursdays attack). “It is a blow that should hurt Russia but there is a chance that we do more damage to ourselves. The Russians can easily trade their diamonds with non-EU countries.”

The Brussels Times reported more than 1 billion euros of Russian diamonds passed through the Belgian port in 2020. A recently signed agreement between Antwerp World Diamond Centre and Russia’s ALROSA would see 86 percent of its rough diamonds pass through Belgium, the AWDC stated.

Then there are the machinations of Germany and the cheese-eating surrender monkeys in France, both of which have extensive experience with the consequences of a hegemonic madman. They both are fighting anything which upsets their world.

Closer to home…

It seems that the progressive communist Democrats, and some feckless Republicans, appear to like the concept of an all-powerful central government with a strongman who "can get things done."

Our media is corrupt and useless as they waffle about protecting Ukraine's borders and sovereignty while ignoring an invasion into the United States and the collapse of our borders. While attempting to censor and cancel regime-opposing narratives, they define the very essence of mal- mis- and disinformation.

I can only wonder what the Republicans will do if they re-capture majorities in the House and Senate? Will anyone stand up to an incoherent, cognitively-impaired President being run by a cadre of re-tread poseurs from the Obama era?

The enemy within…

There is no doubt in my mind that the communists have infiltrated the environmental movement and captured the Democrat Party. The Russians, a major exporter of energy to Europe and elsewhere (like the United States), must be celebrating as the Democrats impose draconian measures against fossil fuels while promoting budget-busting unreliable wind and solar energy. Using the peace movement’s template against clean nuclear energy. We are destroying our own economy for a climate myth promoted by our enemies and subsidized by American taxpayers. 

Putin’s Best Friend in the West: Environmentalists

Just as the Soviet Union encouraged—and clandestinely funded—the so-called “peace movement” in Europe back in the 1970s and 1980s, in recent years Russia has encouraged (and also clandestinely funded) environmental opposition to fossil fuel production, and especially fracking, in Europe and elsewhere.

Matt Ridley reported on this at length back in 2019 in “The Plot Against Fracking.”

The Russians also lobbied behind the scenes against shale gas, worried about losing their grip on the world’s gas supplies. Unlike most conspiracy theories about Russian meddling in Western politics,this one is out there in plain sight. The head of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the Russians,as part of a sophisticated disinformation operation, “engaged actively with so-called non-governmental organizations — environmental organizations working against shale gas — to maintain Europe’s dependence on imported Russian gas.”

The Centre for European Studies found that the Russian government has invested $95million in NGOs campaigning against shale gas.

Russia Today television ran endless anti-fracking stories, including one that “frackers are the moral equivalent of pedophiles”. The US Director of National Intelligence stated that “RT runs anti-fracking programming … reflective of the Russian Government’s concern about the impact of fracking and US natural gas production on the global energy market and the potential challenges to Gazprom’s profitability.” Pro-Russian politicians such as Lord Truscott (married to a Russian army colonel’s daughter) made speeches in parliament against fracking.

The truth is that the environmentalists are gloating. Russia supplies more than one-third of Europe’s natural gas while the Democrats cut our production and exports. The Biden administration is willing to shut down our pipelines while encouraging Russia’s pipeline to Europe. The Democrats love higher gasoline prices as it advances their agenda against fossil fuels and American mobility – economically forcing Americans into cities and using mass transit they control through their communist unions. Plus, nobody in our government is rebating those increasing tax revenues generated with higher prices.

Bottom line…

With leaving thousands of American citizens behind enemy lines with the surrender of Afghanistan, our national credibility, trustworthiness, deterrence threat value, and honor have been destroyed by the Biden Administration.

But our true enemy comes from within, The Democrats and the RINO (Republican In Name Only) Republicans who want to reshape and deodorize the establishment deal-making dung heap.

The Democrat Party has a long history of aiding Russia, whether out of corruption, ideology, or the actions of 'useful idiots.' The Clintons, Obama, and Biden have done more to sell America to its enemies than the Rosenbergs.

We are so screwed.

Stand-with-ukraine-- 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