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DOES THE CORRUPT DOJ THINK YOU ARE THAT FREAKIN STUPID?

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Why would any rational person believe that a demonstrably corrupt Attorney General would place himself and his fellow progressive communist democrats at risk by abandoning his deceptive plans to protect Barack Obama, Joe Biden, and the Democrat Party by appointing an honest Special Counsel to investigate and prosecute Hunter Biden?

Here is Merrick Garland, a man who has openly lied to Congress and obstructed justice for the entire length of his appointment as Attorney General -- as he signed off on the despicable political persecution of Donald Trump, a front-running opposition candidate, on specious charges.

The fix is in …

Attorney General Garland appoints a special counsel in Hunter Biden probe

U.S. Attorney David Weiss was appointed special counsel in the ongoing probe of the president's son Hunter Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday.

Weiss will be responsible for the “ongoing investigation" of President Joe Biden's son "as well as for any other matters that arose or may arise from that investigation," the Justice Department said in a statement. Weiss, who was already overseeing the Hunter Biden probe and is based in Delaware, asked to be appointed special counsel on Tuesday and Garland agreed it was "in the public interest" to do so, the attorney general said.

The move was announced shortly before prosecutors from Weiss's team revealed in a court filing the plea talks over tax and gun charges against the president's son had broken down and the case would likely have to go to trial in California or Washington, D.C. Later Friday, prosecutors suggested they could bring different charges against Hunter Biden in the new case.

DOJ noted that Weiss was nominated by then-President Donald Trump in 2017 and confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate in 2018. <Source>

Attorney General Garland has already violated the law in appointing Weiss...

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced today that he was appointing Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to be ‘special counsel’ in the Hunter Biden matter

“Upon considering his request, as well as the extraordinary circumstances relating to this matter, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint him as special counsel.” 

“This appointment confirms my commitment to provide Mr. Weiss all the resources he requests. It also reaffirms Mr. Weiss has the authority he needs to conduct a thorough investigation and to continue to take the steps he deems appropriate independently.”  -- Attorney General Garland

28 CFR § 600.3 - Qualifications of the Special Counsel.

§ 600.3 Qualifications of the Special Counsel.

(a) An individual named as Special Counsel shall be a lawyer with a reputation for integrity and impartial decision-making, and with appropriate experience to ensure both that the investigation will be conducted ably, expeditiously, and thoroughly and that investigative and prosecutorial decisions will be supported by an informed understanding of the criminal law and Department of Justice policies. The Special Counsel shall be selected from outside the United States Government. Special Counsels shall agree that their responsibilities as Special Counsel shall take first precedence in their professional lives and that it may be necessary to devote their full time to the investigation, depending on its complexity and the stage of the investigation.

(b) The Attorney General shall consult with the Assistant Attorney General for Administration to ensure an appropriate method of appointment, and to ensure that a Special Counsel undergoes an appropriate background investigation and a detailed review of ethics and conflicts of interest issues. A Special Counsel shall be appointed as a “confidential employee” as defined in 5 U.S.C. 7511(b)(2)(C). <Source>

Under the special counsel regulations, Weiss is not eligible to be a special counsel because he works for the incumbent administration and the connection between the president and the investigation creates a profound conflict of interest for the Justice Department.

It might be that this is a desperate move by Garland to keep Weiss from testifying before members of Congress about what evidence he may have uncovered in his investigations thus far. Especially when he indicated that the case was over on the presentment of the sweetheart plea deal to the judge. Unfortunately, the deal was not consummated when DOJ attorneys indicated that Hunter Biden may still be at risk from other charges, possibly a felony violation of the Foreign Agents Registration Act. 

According to Representative James Comer...

This move by Attorney General Garland is part of the Justice Department’s efforts to attempt a Biden family coverup in light of the House Oversight Committee’s mounting evidence of President Joe Biden’s role in his family’s schemes selling ‘the brand’ for millions of dollars to foreign nationals. The Justice Department’s misconduct and politicization in the Biden criminal investigation already allowed the statute of limitations to run with respect to egregious felonies committed by Hunter Biden. Justice Department officials refused to follow evidence that could have led to Joe Biden, tipped off the Biden transition team and Hunter Biden’s lawyers about planned interviews and searches, and attempted to sneakily place Hunter Biden on the path to a sweetheart plea deal.

Let’s be clear what today’s move is really about. The Biden Justice Department is trying to stonewall congressional oversight as we have presented evidence to the American people about the Biden family’s corruption. The House Oversight Committee will continue to follow the Biden family’s money trail and interview witnesses to determine whether foreign actors targeted the Bidens, President Biden is compromised and corrupt, and our national security is threatened. We will also continue to work with the House Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means to root out misconduct at the Justice Department and hold bad actors accountable for weaponizing law enforcement powers.

Yes, they think you are stupid.

  1. Weiss has already proven partisan politics have corrupted him and is not independent of the Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

  2. The Bidens own Delaware, and Weiss is the prosecutor who allowed the most serious charges to lapse and crafted an agreement that allowed Biden to plead guilty to misdemeanor tax charges and enter a pretrial diversion program on a gun charge that would have given him a pass for every crime he committed. Thankfully, it was rejected by the court.

  3. While President Donald Trump appointed U.S. Attorney David Weiss, Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, both Democrats, played a significant role in selecting Weiss because of a longstanding Senate policy that allows home-state senators to recommend and sign off on presidential appointments of U.S. attorneys. It is often part of an elaborate negotiation involving lower and appellate court nominees.

Consider the possibilities for manipulation…

  • Choosing another well-connected swamp creature as special counsel: Appointing a special counsel who they believe would favor their interests or may not aggressively pursue certain lines of inquiry. One needs only examine the background of Jack Smith, his interconnectedness with fellow swamp creatures engaged in political prosecutions and the various Obama/Biden/Clinton coverups, and his record of prosecutorial overreach and misconduct.
  • Limiting the “scope” of the investigation: By limiting the investigation to specific events or dates, an investigation into serious matters can be manipulated to produce inconsequential results or weak prosecutions that can be easily challenged.

  • Selective witnesses: By choosing individuals who will selectively cooperate with the special counsel's requests for information or witnesses who will provide only what is deemed beneficial while withholding potentially damaging evidence, the investigation may be manipulated.

  • Choosing a “sure-fire” venue for the prosecution: Selecting a venue where the jury pool is overwhelmingly comprised of progressive, Trump-hating Democrats or has many radical activist judges at all levels of the federal court system. Likewise, jurors can be manipulated by community pressure, knowing that their identities will eventually leak, and they might be subject to physical or social consequences.

  • Stonewalling the production of incriminatory evidence and simultaneously denying exculpatory evidence to Donald Trump: How many times have we seen the Department of Justice and the FBI stonewall or slow-walk the production of documents when they are not lying outright about their existence? How many DOJ and FBI employees have had access or clearance issues when called to testify before a Congressional oversight committee or who faced overtly protected or biased questioning by the Committee Democrats?  How many times have we heard the DOJ/FBI claim a matter was “under investigation” or involves “national security” issues which could jeopardize the safety of individuals or the revelation of classified information?  And, of course, how often have we seen documents improperly redacted only to find out that it was to protect particular swamp creatures or embarrassing malfeasance – if not outright criminal behavior?

  • Manipulating scheduling: Creating unrealistic deadlines to respond to thousands of pages of documents, most of which are irrelevant, in multiple simultaneous cases.

  • Manipulating funding: It is possible to affect the special counsel's office by underfunding or overfunding their efforts to impact the scope and effectiveness of their investigation.  Bringing multiple cases in multiple venues drains the financial and manpower sources of the defendant while the government enjoys unrestricted funding, personnel, and other resources.

  • Leaking confidential information: Sensitive information or partial findings from the investigation can be leaked selectively to sympathetic reporters to shape public opinion or to advance a specific political narrative. This can easily taint the jury pool, especially if the jury is not sequestered and accesses media. Progressive media of choice includes the New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC, and MSNBC. Using anonymous sources “with knowledge of the matter,” the leaked information does not have to be true.

  • Executive privilege claims: When the investigation involves the executive branch, claims of executive privilege can shield certain critical information from the special counsel's scrutiny, leading to extraneous time-consuming legal battles over admissibility issues.

  • Subverting the rule of law: As we have seen, special prosecutors are not immune from using outdated laws, cobbling laws together, adding spurious elements, or disregarding the rule of law altogether.

  • Discrediting whistleblowers: As we have seen with recent FBI and IRS whistleblowers, there is a concerted attempt to discredit or intimidate individuals who come forward with crucial information or discourage others from sharing essential evidence.

  • Public fatigue: Prolonging an investigation or creating an atmosphere of endless controversy leads to public fatigue, causing people to lose interest and engagement with the process. This is Hillary Clinton’s go-to tactic – dripping out news daily and then claiming it’s “old news” and we need to “move on.”

  • Pardons: There is always the threat of pardoning wrongdoers and perpetuating a two-tier political justice system.

And there are other considerations and nuanced manipulations of the Special Counsel process,

Bottom line…

There is no doubt in my mind that Attorney General Merrick Garland will safeguard the impartiality, transparency, and effectiveness of a special counsel, to ensure that justice is served, that individual and government actions are held accountable, and that the principles of democracy are upheld.

Likewise, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the continuation of a massive cover-up scheme to protect former President Barack Obama, on whose watch many crimes were committed, as well as to protect Democrats facing the 2024 election cycle, which, if the GOP achieves significant gains, could place hundreds of top-ranking Democrats at risk for criminal prosecution.

If anything, a special counsel should have been appointed to investigate Joe Biden, Merrick Garland, Christopher Wray, Alejandro Mayorkas, and others.

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


Ransoming Political Hostages is a Perilous Game

What's the difference?

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The tragic phenomenon of political hostage-taking by terrorists and rogue-state actors has become an unfortunate reality since the United States is willing to pay for political photo ops.

March 2023…

Iran says prisoner swap deal is close but US disputes claim


Iran’s foreign minister has said Tehran is in the final stages of negotiating a prisoner swap with the US, claiming progress on a highly sensitive and significant deal that was immediately disputed by Washington.

Hossein Amirabdollahian told state television on Sunday that the two countries were on the cusp of exchanging prisoners despite tensions rising in recent months over nuclear issues and ties with Russia. “We have reached an agreement in recent days, and if everything goes well on the American side, I think we will witness a prisoner swap in the short-term,” he said. “As far as we are concerned everything is ready.” But continuing diplomatic challenges were underlined when the White House dismissed the suggestion of an imminent deal.

A spokesperson for the US National Security Council said Iranian statements regarding a deal were “another especially cruel lie that only adds to the suffering of [the prisoners’] families”. “We are working relentlessly to secure the release of the three wrongfully detained Americans in Iran,” the spokesperson said. “We will not stop until they are reunited with their loved ones.”

The Islamic Republic, which holds at least three Iranian-American dual nationals in its prisons, has long said it is ready for a prisoner swap as long as any deal releases Iranian funds held in South Korea. More than $7bn of Iran’s oil revenue has been frozen in two South Korean banks because of American sanctions imposed after former president Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord Iran signed with world powers. A senior western diplomat in Tehran said the possibility of a prisoner swap had new “momentum”. Another person briefed on the discussions said no final deal had been reached but progress had been made. The person added that discussions were still being held on how the funds would be released. <Source>

August 2023…

Iran set to free 5 U.S. citizens in exchange for access to billions of dollars in blocked funds

President Biden has signed off on a politically charged agreement with Iran to bring home five American citizens in exchange for the regime gaining access in the coming weeks to billions of dollars in blocked funds sitting outside the heavily sanctioned country, CBS News has learned.

Some $6 billion of that money currently sits in a restricted bank account in South Korea that is inaccessible to the heavily sanctioned Iranian regime.

The prisoners involved in the agreement include Siamak Namazi, who has been held in Iran for nearly eight years; Emad Shargi, a Washington, D.C., resident; and Morad Tahbaz, a U.S.-U.K. national. Two other Americans who wish to remain unidentified will also be part of the agreement, a source familiar with the deal said.

Namazi, Shargi, Tahbaz and one of the unidentified prisoners were released from Iran's notorious Evin Prison under house arrest on Thursday, according to the White House and an attorney for Namazi's family. The fifth prisoner had already been held under house arrest.

Adrienne Watson, a spokesperson for the National Security Council, confirmed the five prisoners had been placed under house arrest and said "negotiations for their eventual release remain ongoing and are delicate." She said the prisoners "should have never been detained in the first place," and that the Biden administration "will not rest until they are all back home in the United States."

The Iranian mission to the United Nations told CBS News that the U.S. and Iran had both agreed to "reciprocally release and pardon five prisoners." In response, a U.S. official said no one had been released from U.S. custody as part of a deal to date. <Source>

Whenever the media propagandists prop up the rapidly failing Biden administration and the cadre of ruling progressive communist democrat Obamacons, they refuse to deal with the Democrat's bad behavior and flip the story about the Republican response.

Instead of noting that incentivizing more kidnappings and the imprisonments of American citizens, especially those who hold dual citizenship, it’s all about the GOP.

Republicans pounce on Biden admin for releasing $6 billion to Iran for hostages

According to Mediaite, Republicans have lined up to slam President Biden after the Biden administration released $6 billion of oil money to Iran to bring home five American hostages. In other news, the Biden administration released $6 billion of oil money to Iran to move five American hostages into house arrest.

Republicans Line Up To Slam Biden Admin For Releasing $6B To Iran For Hostages: ‘Craven Act of Appeasement’

Republicans denounced the Biden administration’s agreement with Iran to release $6 billion in oil money in a bid to bring home five Americans being held in the Islamic state.

Fox News’ Mark Meredith reported, “Republicans up on the Hill are demanding answers and quickly.”

Meredith quoted Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID): “While I welcome home wrongfully detailed Americans, unfreezing $6 billion in Iranian assets dangerously further incentivizes hostage taking and provides a windfall for regime aggression. The Biden Administration must punish those who use Americans as political pawns and work to end this practice.”

Sen. Tom Cotton joined other Republicans on Twitter and called the deal a “craven act of appeasement.”

“While we always welcome the release of American hostages—if they are in fact released after President Biden pays Iran $6 billion in ransom—this craven act of appeasement will only embolden the ayatollahs to take more hostages,” Cotton wrote.

In a second post, Cotton continued, “Iran will also use these ill-gotten gains to attack our troops, fund terrorism, and arm Russia. This cycle will continue until President Biden stops dancing to Iran’s tune and starts responding firmly and decisively to their aggression.

Biden agreeing to pay $6 billion to Iran through South Korea and Iraq to release 5 American hostages is an act of insanity. First, it gives the Iranian dictatorship $6 billion to spend on nuclear weapons, missiles and terrorism. Second, it sends a signal to terrorists and dictatorships that kidnapping Americans can be very profitable.” <Source>

Are we crazy?

  1. Encouraging Further Kidnappings: It is a fact of life that paying ransoms encourages more kidnappings, turning Americans into bargaining chips. Not only is the risk elevated for well-protected politicians, diplomats, and other influential figures, it places ordinary unprotected Americans in the cross-hairs of terrorism.

  2. Funding Terrorism: We are funding Iran’s economy, weapon development, weapons transfers, and terrorist activities when we pay to ransom American citizens with dual citizenships, perpetuating a vicious cycle as kidnappers realize that taking hostages can be a lucrative endeavor, leading to more abductions.

  3. Undermining Security: Agreeing to ransom demands undermines national and international security efforts, conveying that governments are willing to compromise their principles and negotiate with terrorists or criminal organizations.

Bottom line…

Any American citizen traveling to a designated “no-go” zone should be apprised of the risks of death or imprisonment and the official policy of the United States on ransom or prisoner swaps of individuals -- and sign a waiver. 

Any act of kidnapping by terrorists or state actors should be met with overwhelming lethal and destructive force.

Explain why the United States is not expelling every Iranian national studying STEM (Science. Technology. Engineering. Math) subjects – many of whom are financed by the Iranian government, may be spies, and will return to Iran to help their country.

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


A GOP WAKE UP CALL: TIME TO PLAY DIRTY

GOP-YESTERDAY

As we approach 2024, the Republican Party stands at a pivotal juncture, where it can choose to remain tethered to an outdated past of playing nice with the progressive communist democrats or adapt its tactics to meet the clear and present dangers of a Democrat Party that openly flaunts our Constitution and the rule of law. Full well knowing that their criminality, misdeeds, and incompetence will be ignored or censored by their propagandists in the corporatized media.

I am not suggesting that the GOP reevaluate its core values but meet current challenges and present a compelling vision for the future.

What’s wrong with the GOP?

The problem with the GOP is that the party leadership wants to believe in magic, that somehow insulting the opposition and pointing out their foibles is enough to win an election. But magic is just an illusion; it's all about misdirection while they collect your money and preserve their cushy jobs.

The GOP must stop the infighting that divides the party and weakens our chances of winning the popular and electoral votes.

The Republican Party must bridge the ideological divide between conservatives and the Party's establishment wing by emphasizing shared values, and common goals -- formulating messaging that focuses on individual freedoms, economic empowerment, and issues that resonate with a broad spectrum of voters.

While investigating the Biden crime family and Democrat crimes is important, it is not an election winner in and of itself. Nobody wants to revisit and relitigate the 2020 debacle except hardcore Trump supporters. This is not a winning strategy.

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We must illustrate our rich history dating back to our anti-slavery origins in the 1850s and continued fight for human rights, simultaneously pointing out that the Democrats were the party of slavery, secession, segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the KKK. That the Democrats destroy everything and build nothing but a larger and more corrupt government. Emphasize how the Democrats have used energy policies to destroy our economy and standard of living. And used healthcare policies to destroy American lives.

We must concentrate on common issues that resonate with Americans and avoid the deep rabbit holes of controversial topics.  

Bottom line…

The path to electoral success in 2024 lies not in clinging to the past but in embracing the opportunities and responsibilities of tomorrow while using the time-tested tactics of the left, as conveniently outlined in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

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The Party must continue to rally its base while building bridges to attract new supporters, emphasizing shared values and common goals.

If we do not win 2024 with significant majorities, we will lose our nation, and the GOP will cease to be a relevant and influential force in American politics.

We must use the technological tools at hand. We must field a potent ground effort that does not begin 60 days from the election.

Unless we can change our habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, 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


ONE CITIZEN SPEAKING: THE POWER OF ONE

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In today’s world, filled with political complexities, challenges, and never-ending demands for your attention, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and insignificant. However, history has shown us that the actions of a single individual, under the right circumstances, can create a ripple effect that changes the course of the political discourse.

At OneCitizenSpeaking.com, I firmly believe in the power of one citizen to make a significant impact with: 

  1. Small Acts of Kindness: It all starts with small acts of kindness, helping a neighbor in need, volunteering at a local charity, or simply offering a smile to a stranger; these acts have a profound effect on the well-being of our communities and can ignite a chain reaction of kindness that spreads goodwill with little or no monetary cost.

  2. Speaking Up for Change: One voice can catalyze change, especially when you speak up against injustice, advocate for social causes, or address critical issues. Simply sharing your concerns, ideas, and experiences can spark actions within individuals, organizations, and communities, leading to policy changes and greater awareness.

  3. Community Engagement and Volunteering: Active community engagement and volunteering can play a crucial role in creating a sense of individual belonging as you participate in local events, initiatives, and volunteer opportunities to forge meaningful connections with your neighbors and build a support network that transcends artificial political barriers.

  4. Voting and Civic Engagement: While it may not seem like it, every citizen's vote matters. Participating in elections and engaging in the democratic process empowers individuals to help shape the future of their community. Still, more importantly, active civic engagement improves personal awareness of issues and possible solutions.

  5. Environmental Stewardship: Preserving our planet for future generations requires individual effort, not to combat the deceptive myth of global warming, but to eliminate obvious pollution, adopt sustainable practices, and inspire others to do the same. How many of our communities have become decaying cesspools of trash-filled streets and graffiti-laden walls? No, I am not suggesting you engage gang taggers, but how about organizing a small group to pick up trash, mow neighbor’s lawns, and spruce up the place with some paint? A cleaner environment can often help both depression and hopelessness.

  6. Supporting Local Businesses: By choosing to support local businesses, one citizen can help local economic growth and contribute to the vibrancy of their community.

  7. Empowering Others: The power of one citizen multiplies when they act through mentorship, education, and support to enable others. The knowledge and skills possessed by one citizen can be invaluable to others. Encouraging the exchange of expertise can enable individuals to develop and grow, leading to more robust, self-sufficient individuals and communities.

Consider the tremendous power within each citizen, recognizing that even minor actions can have far-reaching consequences. Every act of kindness, every voice raised for justice, and every vote cast in elections contributes to the fabric of our community. 

Force Multipliers can extend individual power for a disproportional impact...

Force multipliers can be an essential mechanism for amplifying and extending the power of an individual's efforts to bring about substantial and lasting change.   

  1. Social Media: Undoubtedly, social media serves as a force multiplier where one person's message can instantly reach far beyond shouting distance. By leveraging social media platforms, individuals can generate awareness, gather support, and inspire action, even on a national scale.

  2. Collaboration and Networking: Personal power is significantly enhanced when individuals come together in partnership, where like-minded people can pool talents and knowledge to open doors to new resources, skills, and opportunities to tackle complex political and social challenges more effectively.

  3. Advocacy and Public Speaking: Your voice can serve as a force multiplier as you engage in advocacy and public speaking to influence public opinion, drive policy changes, and mobilize communities toward positive political action.

Bottom line…

The most significant obstacle to personal progress and satisfaction is focusing on things we cannot fix, like national politics, while ignoring things we ultimately control, like our relationships and how we spend our time.

Remember the words of former House Speaker Tip O'Neill, one of the last pragmatic democrats. He believed that "all politics is local," where local concerns and issues heavily influence political decisions and actions. While broader national and global factors influence politics, the idea behind this phrase is that politicians' success often hinges on how well they address their constituents' specific needs and interests at the local level.

The goal is to detox from the never-ending flow of narratives crafted by manipulators, clear your mind, and remain grounded.

Concentrate on improving your immediate environment – starting with your bedroom and working outward.

-- 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


DEMOCRAT DUMMIES' GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING TRUMP

I have grown weary of trying to explain Donald Trump and what he represents to the GOP base that realizes that our nation is severely broken and the corrupt incapacitated fool in the White House is being manipulated by a cadre of Obama’s progressive communist democrats.

So, I decided to create a simple infographic that explains it all.

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In many ways, Donald Trump represents a diverse and multifaceted base, and different people are drawn to him for various reasons, including:

  1. Anti-establishment sentiment: Donald Trump's appeal is primarily rooted in his status as a political outsider and someone who could challenge the traditional political establishment to bring about needed change.

  2. Populism: Trump's flights of rhetoric and policy positions promise to prioritize the interests of "ordinary" Americans and address their concerns.

  3. Economic nationalism: Trump's focus on "America First" policies resonates with ordinary Americans as he advocates for protecting American industries, jobs, and trade interests against foreign malign manipulation.

  4. Immigration and border security: Trump’s tough stance on unchecked illegal immigration and promise to secure the nation's borders appeals to those who are seeing our safety nets and infrastructure crumble under a hoard of primarily military-age individuals who bring with them poverty, illiteracy, disease, and crime, offering little more than unskilled labor. Trump is not anti-immigrant but demands those who want to enter America follow the rules.

  5. Deregulation and tax cuts: Trump's administration pursued deregulation and implemented tax cuts, which benefited businesses and the economy. He was among the first politicians to note that crippling our energy sector was tantamount to killing our economy.

  6. Conservative court appointments: Trump’s nominations of conservative judges to federal courts, including three Supreme Court justices, pushed against activist judges who gave the progressive communist democrats what they could not get in the legislature or ballot box.

  7. Patriotism and national pride: Trump's emphasis on national pride and symbolism, such as his slogan "Make America Great Again," resonated with patriots proud of their country and wanted to see it retain its position as a global leader.

  8. Strong leadership and anti-political correctness: Trump is not a wishy-washy “go along to get along” establishment politician, and his strong leadership style and willingness to challenge political correctness is a refreshing departure from the conventional politicians who have sold out our nation for position, prestige, and profits.

  9. Rejecting liberal media and their political correctness: Trump is a champion of free speech, unafraid to challenge what he perceived as a liberal media bias and political correctness culture.  

  10. National security and military strength: Trump emphasized and promoted a robust military and a proactive approach to national security, promising to keep America safe and protect its interests abroad. He was not cowed by China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, or Ukraine.

  11. Conservative values and social issues: Trump's support for the Constitution’s protections of unalienable rights, traditional marriage, and the Second Amendment offset the increasing perversions of the left, which demanded that you recognize and celebrate abnormal behavior as normal and worthy of special protections beyond “equality under the law.”

  12. Job creation and economic growth: Trump's achievements in creating jobs and promoting economic growth during his tenure supported a strong economy and job opportunities.

  13. Anti-globalism and skepticism of international agreements: Trump's "America First" approach demonstrated his skepticism of various international agreements and organizations which disadvantaged America and benefited our enemies. Fighting against what he viewed as unfair trade practices, Trump was willing to impose tariffs on countries like China, which have taken economic advantage of America.

  14. Dismantling the administrative state: Trump actively sought to reduce the influence and power of lobbyists, federal agencies, and regulations, aligning with a desire for smaller government and less bureaucratic interference in the lives of Americans.

  15. Law and order: Trump is a strong supporter of law enforcement, promising to address crime and support police officers, refusing to allow criminals to run wild, loot, and burn cities.

  16. Being a disruptor and unconventional leader: Trump's unconventional and quirky style and willingness to shake up the political establishment made him a change agent who could break through gridlock and get things done.

And there is much more. However, the corrupt progressive communist democrats are attempting to do everything they can to disable or destroy Donald Trump to protect their fiefdom and prevent the investigation and prosecution of progressive communist democrat crimes against the United States and its lawful citizens.

Bottom line…

As I see it, in four more years under progressive communist democrat governance, we will become a vassal state to China, Russia, and the United Nations.

We no longer live in a world of differing opinions; we live in a world of differing realities. We are no longer on the precipice; we are in the abyss and falling faster than was previously believed possible.

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


TAXING AWAY THE 2ND AMENDMENT

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It appears that the progressive communist democrats are, once again, trying to disarm law-abiding Americans while empowering criminals to terrorize entire communities.

Of course, the reason is obvious. These corrupt communist miscreants want you so afraid that you will demand protection from a larger, armed authoritarian government. Another step on the road to communism.

Read the U.S. Constitution. The right to bear arms is a fundamental aspect of individual liberty and serves as a check against government tyranny. If citizens are disarmed, there is no doubt they become vulnerable to criminals and unconstitutionally oppressive government actions.

These people want you to pay a $7,150 federal excise tax on purchasing a $650 + tax scary-looking semi-automatic rifle…

H.R.5135 — 118th Congress (2023-2024)

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to impose an additional 1,000 percent excise tax on the sale of large capacity ammunition feeding devices and semiautomatic assault weapons, and for other purposes.

  • Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]
  • Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]   
  • Rep. Barragan, Nanette Diaz [D-CA-44] 
  • Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]   
  • Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-3]   
  • Rep. Casten, Sean [D-IL-6]   
  • Rep. Mfume, Kweisi [D-MD-7] 
  • Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]  
  • Del. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]   
  • Rep. Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]   
  • Rep. Lynch, Stephen F. [D-MA-8]   
  • Rep. Porter, Katie [D-CA-47]  
  • Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4]
  • Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3]
  • Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]   
  • Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]   
  • Rep. Grijalva, Raúl M. [D-AZ-7]   
  • Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]   
  • Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]  
  • Rep. Trahan, Lori [D-MA-3]   
  • Rep. Tlaib, Rashida [D-MI-12] 
  • Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]   
  • Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]   
  • Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-36]   
  • Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-12]

<Source>

I call bullshit!

BullshitProgressive communist democrat proponents of gun control argue, falsely, that reducing access to firearms can help lower rates of gun violence and mass shootings, promoting public safety. They cloak their insane views under the guise of an urgent need for responsible and regulated gun ownership. And it is all bullshit! Criminals, crazies, and terrorists neither respect nor follow any laws. They steal weapons or buy them on the black market. Failing to obtain a gun to intimidate, subdue, murder, or maim their victim, they will turn to other means – such as more readily available knives and bludgeons.

Bottom line…

Remember, the new definition of an assault weapon is "a semiautomatic rifle or pistol with a fixed magazine of 10 rounds or more or that have other various features." What the hell is that all about? 

These people need to be primaried.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

NRA-BENEFACTOR-1


“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 REPUBLICANS ARE PROMOTING CORRUPTION AND COMMUNISM BY THEIR COMPLACENCY

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Our political landscape is characterized by opposing ideologies, with the Republicans traditionally advocating for freedom, limited government intervention, free-market principles, personal responsibility, and American exceptionalism.

However, in recent times, it appears that many elected Republicans have been turning a blind eye to the progressive communist democrat corruption fueling the rise of communism in the United States, as they deliberately ignore or overlook blatant Democrat criminality.

While corruption and communism are two distinct issues, unfortunately, they have become intertwined due to a dangerous trend: communism by complacency, with the progressive communist democrats romanticizing communism without the GOP pushing back by illustrating communism’s historical failures and consequences.

When was the last time you heard a major Republican speech about communism’s dark and troubling history, with past attempts at the implementation of a communist state leading to oppressive regimes, mass murder, human rights abuses, widespread misery, and economic disasters?

At its core, while communism seeks to create an unattainable classless society with shared wealth and power, the reality is that the concentration of power in a centralized government always leads to corruption where leaders exploit their positions of power for personal gain – leading to the accumulation of wealth and privileges among a select few. GOP complacency towards this reality blinds them to the clear and present danger of unchecked political power backed by armed and corrupt intelligence and law enforcement agencies.

Amazingly, both parties seem to downplay or dismiss the atrocities that occurred in the Soviet Union, China, Cuba, Venezuela, and elsewhere in the name of achieving a "utopian" society.

Where is the GOP outrage?

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The GOP doesn’t seem to be especially outraged with the progressive communist democrats like former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton transferring U.S. assets to the Communist Chinese and Russians in return for donations to their causes.

There is no doubt that Communist China has been engaging in various forms of espionage, including cyber-espionage and traditional human intelligence operations, stealing military secrets, commercial trade secrets, and intellectual property without significant GOP pushback.

Two U.S. Navy Servicemembers Arrested for Transmitting Military Information to the People’s Republic of China

In two separate cases in the Southern and Central Districts of California, two U.S. Navy servicemembers were arrested for transmitting sensitive military information to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

“These individuals stand accused of violating the commitments they made to protect the United States and betraying the public trust, to the benefit of the PRC government,” said Assistant Attorney General Matthew G. Olsen of the Justice Department’s National Security Division. “The Department of Justice will continue to use every tool in our arsenal to counter threats from China and to deter those who aid them in breaking our laws and threatening our national security.”

United States v. Jinchao Wei, Southern District of California

A U.S. Navy sailor, Jinchao Wei, aka Patrick Wei, was arrested yesterday on espionage charges as he arrived for work at Naval Base San Diego, the homeport of the Pacific Fleet. He was indicted for conspiracy to send national defense information to an intelligence officer working for the People’s Republic of China.

The indictment, unsealed this morning, alleges that Wei, was an active-duty sailor on the amphibious assault ship the U.S.S. Essex stationed at Naval Base San Diego. In his role as a machinist’s mate, Wei held a U.S. security clearance and had access to sensitive national defense information about the ship’s weapons, propulsion and desalination systems. Amphibious assault ships like the Essex resemble small aircraft carriers and allow the U.S. military to project power and maintain presence by serving as the cornerstone of the U.S. Navy’s amphibious readiness and expeditionary strike capabilities.

In June 2022, the intelligence officer requested that Wei provide information about the number and training of U.S. Marines during an upcoming international maritime warfare exercise. In response to this request, Wei sent multiple photographs of military equipment to the intelligence officer.

In August 2022, Wei sent an additional 26 technical and mechanical manuals related to the power structure and operation of the Essex and similar ships. The manuals contained warnings that this was technical data subject to export controls and that it was deemed “critical technology” by the U.S. Navy.

United States v. Wenheng Zhao, Central District of California

A U.S. Navy servicemember, Petty Officer Wenheng Zhao, aka Thomas Zhao, 26, of Monterey Park, California, was arrested following an indictment by a federal grand jury, charging him with receiving bribes in exchange for transmitting sensitive U.S. military information to an individual posing as a maritime economic researcher, but who was actually an intelligence officer from the PRC.

The indictment alleges that Zhao, who worked at Naval Base Ventura County in Port Hueneme and held a U.S. security clearance, received bribes from a Chinese intelligence officer in exchange for violating his official duties as a U.S. sailor by, among other actions, disclosing non-public sensitive U.S. military information.

Beginning in August 2021 and continuing through at least May 2023, at the Chinese intelligence officer’s direction, Zhao allegedly violated his official duties to protect sensitive military information by surreptitiously recording, and then transmitting to the intelligence officer, U.S. military information, photographs and videos. According to the indictment, the Chinese intelligence officer told Zhao that the intelligence officer was a maritime economic researcher seeking the information for investment decisions.

<Source: Department of Justice>

Amazingly, almost all the news emanating from the Department of Justice involves the corrupt persecution of former President Trump. Likewise, we saw the same focus from the House Intelligence Committee under the lying, leaking progressive communist democrat Adam Schiff (D-CA).

And this is the tip of the iceberg.

How many people remember when…

DOJ shuts down China-focused anti-espionage program

The Biden administration is shutting down a Justice Department program that focused on countering Chinese espionage, following stumbles in a series of criminal cases and accusations that it amounted to racial profiling.

Officials said Wednesday that the three-year-old effort, known as the China Initiative, was being cast aside largely because of perceptions that it unfairly painted Chinese Americans and U.S. residents of Chinese origin as disloyal.

“By grouping cases under the China Initiative rubric, we helped give rise to a harmful perception that the department applies a lower standard to investigate and prosecute criminal conduct related to that country or that we in some way view people with racial, ethnic or familial ties to China differently,” Assistant Attorney General for National Security Matthew Olsen said in remarks prepared for delivery at George Mason University in Virginia. <Source>

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. What better way to shut off inquiries and the discussion of unpleasant subjects than cry “racism?”

Bottom line…

It is essential to learn from history that corruption and communism by complacency pose an existential risk to America and Americans as it destroys our beloved Constitution, the rule of law, our institutions, our language and culture, and above all, our freedom. Ignoring the atrocities and failures of past communist regimes leads to the repetition of tragic mistakes.

How much more can we tolerate corrupt progressive communist democrats and feckless GOP leaders who refuse to fight back against this metastasizing malignancy that has infected the United States and has grown more virulent under the Obama/Biden regime?

How much more can we tolerate a GOP leader like Mitch McConnell, whose wife’s family has significant mega-million-dollar investments in Communist China and may even serve as hostages to the regime?

Unless we take action by 2024, we are screwed beyond belief.

Gop-2024

-- 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