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2024: WILL THE GOP BECOME THE PERMANENT MINORITY PARTY WHILE THE NATION FAILS?

The incumbent Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee, Ronna McDaniel, won an unprecedented reelection for a fourth term with 111 votes in a closed-door matchup against California attorney Harmeet Dhillon (51 votes) and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell (4 votes). This in spite of major GOP electoral failures. 

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What does this vote say about the Republican National Committee today?

(1)  Most committee members are apparently satisfied with positions that were taken by big-money establishment “business as usual” Republicans who are content to go along to get along. They mostly see the battle between the Democrats and the GOP as a business negotiation rather than an existential battle of conflicting ideologies. As long as elected Republicans get their share of the public plunder, they seem fine with the status quo.

(2)  The establishment wing has beaten back the party's conservative wing. Leaving it to conservatives to exploit their position in a thin-margin vote to extract concessions.

(3)  The big-money GOP does not want investigations of the Democrats lest their own nefarious activities be revealed.

(4)  McDaniel, 49, the niece of Republican Senator Mitt Romney of Utah, appears to feel entitled to the position for some inexplicable reason given her record of failure to support GOP candidates capable of winning, instead supporting Senate Majority Leader McConnell's establishment picks..

(5)  The RNC appears to be one giant money-sucking grift at this point. It is apparent that there’s no ideological core to the Republican Party beyond bumper-sticker slogans and platitudes. As far as I can tell, the RNC does little or nothing to advance liberty and freedom.

Bottom line…

The Republicans never miss an opportunity to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

We are 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


TYRE NICHOLS: IF ONLY HE HAD COMPLIED?

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For those readers who requested my take on the brutal beating and subsequent death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five members of the Memphis Police Department…

(1)  Once again, we see a police stop of a citizen spin out of control when a suspect appears to refuse to follow police commands, resists arrest, or flees the scene.

(2)  The five police officers should face charges and be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for the unnecessarily brutal beating of a suspect after he appeared to be unarmed, relatively passive, and subduable. These were "big" seasoned officers, and the amount of overwhelming force seemed unnecessary since there is no clear threat to their lives.  This appears to be pure police rage.

(3)  Police training supervisors need to be terminated, as we saw a group of officers, lacking clear leadership and individual professionalism, shouting obscenities and conflicting orders, and acting like a mob.

(4)  The two Memphis Fire Department EMTs need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for failing to render immediate aid to a non-responsive patient.

(5)  Attorney Benjamin Crump should be cautioned about inciting violence with his over-the-top inflammatory rhetoric as he pursues another multi-million dollar payday,

(6)  Antifa and Black Lives Matter individuals need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as domestic terrorists if they use protestors as a cover for their nefarious activities. How is it that the Department of Justice and the FBI haven't taken down these Marxist revolutionaries trying to create a race war? 

(7)  Rioters, arsonists, and looters should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and denied plea bargains.

(8)  Politicians should promote the law rather than engage in political pandering.

(9)  Let us hope that our legal system works without political interference and posturing.

In the final analysis, there was no race issue, and nothing Nichols did justifies this type of treatment at the hands of the officers operating under the color of authority. I also believe he may have been in a panic and running for his life when he took off. 

I feel sorry for Nichols and his Mother, and the rest of his family.

Bottom line…

A tragic event, but you do not blame an entire group for the actions of one or more out-of-control individuals.

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


BURIED IN SCHIFF: THE LIAR, LEAKER, AND FABRICATOR OF FALSE EVIDENCE ANNOUNCES FOR SENATE

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff,  liar, leaker of classified information, and the creator of false evidence, wants a promotion to Senator and has officially announced plans for a U.S. Senate run in California. He plans to primary incumbent Senator and fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein. 

You don’t have to read the rest.

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Adam’s bullshit announcement…

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Stephen —

I wanted you to hear it from me first. I’m running for the U.S. Senate in 2024 to protect our democracy and to build an economy that works for everyone.

Because we’re in the fight of our lives for the future of our country.

If you’re with me, chip in $10 right now to be one of the Founding Members of Team Schiff. Here’s a personal link: secure.

Our democracy is under assault by an extreme and power-hungry GOP whose leadership doesn’t care about truth, decency, or right and wrong. And they must be stopped. We did far better than expected against these radical Republicans in the midterms, but we are not out of the woods. Donald Trump is still the dominant voice in his party, and he has spawned a dangerous crowd of imitators.

This is the fight of my life — to protect our democracy, build it back stronger, and hold those who would tear it down accountable.

And at a time when our economy simply isn’t working for millions of Americans, who see their wages fail to keep pace with the cost of food, education, and housing, and who don’t have the same opportunity to succeed as their parents, we simply can’t afford to wait and hope the economy fixes itself.

Because if hard-working folks don’t have a chance to succeed, they start looking for alternatives — like a demagogue who promises that he alone can fix it.

[OCS: Pure projection from a real demagogue—Adam Schiff.]

With our economy and our democracy at risk, we must fight:

For an economy that works for everyone and leaves no one behind. For universal health care. Against climate change and for a healthy planet. To stop gun violence and protect our children. To realize a bold and progressive future for the Golden State and our nation.

With Trump on the ballot and control of the House and Senate at stake in 2024, I truly believe that the future of our country hinges on this election. That’s why I need to know that you’re ready for the fight ahead.

Senator Feinstein hasn’t announced her plans yet. But we need to start preparing for the fights ahead right now.

Over the last six years, I’ve taken on Trump and Trumpism to protect our country. And I’d do it again. In a heartbeat.

Already, the Republicans are going after me. Trump bellows at me at his rallies. Fox News runs its constant smears. Kevin McCarthy just removed me from the Intelligence Committee. They don’t want me to continue holding them accountable, and they certainly don’t want me in the Senate.

Many of Trump’s worst enablers are in the U.S. Senate, and it’s where a lot of the critical fights for the future will take place.

When I led the Senate impeachment trial against Trump, I stood my ground, no matter what they threw at me. And I will take on anyone to protect the country I love and its proud legacy of self-government. As I run for the Senate, I need to know that you are by my side.

Can I count on you to be a Founding Member of Team Schiff before the end of the day? I'm not accepting corporate PAC money in this race. Even $3, $10, or $25 goes a long way.

I’ll keep you posted every step of the way, and I can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for me and to protect our democracy.

Talk soon,

— Adam

From Adam #2…

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Stephen —

The last time I stood in the well of the Senate, I was making the case against the most corrupt president in the history of our country, during his Senate impeachment trial.

[OCS: The most corrupt president in the history of our country, and probably the most traitorous, is Joe Biden. If you had done your job and upheld your oath of office, you would have investigated and impeached President Biden, Yet, you continue to kiss his ass and that of Nancy Pelosi.]

The same disgraced, twice-impeached ex-president who is already running again in 2024 — Donald J. Trump.

We’ve seen many more of his abuses of office in the years since. Abuses that have shaken our democracy, and the Senate chamber, to its very core. Like the incitement of a vicious attack on the Capitol on January 6th.

I believe in my heart that the future of our democracy hinges on this next election in 2024. That’s why I’m wasting no time and building a Senate campaign to save it.

If you believe, as I do, that this next election will define the future of our democracy, then I am asking you to donate $10 to become a Founding Member of Schiff 2024 before midnight tonight.

DONATE $10

We need a people-powered grassroots movement to weather the relentless attacks we are sure to face from Fox News, Trump, and the Republicans. That’s why your support today, as I announced my run for Senate, is so important.

Every Founding Donor who supports our campaign before midnight tonight is helping to create a Senate that follows the wishes of the American people — not Mitch McConnell and the Trump acolytes in the Republican Party.

Thank you so much for your support,

Adam

From Adam #3...

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Stephen,

I'm going on MSNBC in a moment and there are just a few hours before midnight so I’ll make this quick:

I just announced my Senate campaign to represent California in the 2024 election. As you can tell, today is incredibly important for our momentum.

So I’m asking — will you pitch in any amount you can spare before midnight to become a Founding Donor? Use my personal link

Thanks Stephen, and I promise we’ll ease up on emails soon!

— Adam

From Adam’s Mrs. Schiff for brains…

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Hi everyone —

It’s Eve Schiff.

Yes, Adam and Eve. And yes, we’ve heard all the jokes. Yes, that one, too.

But I’m reaching out today with something serious:

Adam just announced he’s running for the U.S. Senate in California in 2024. And he needs your support — right now.

We have all watched Adam over the last six years. The work he’s done has been so important.

We watched as he investigated Trump. We watched as he led the impeachment trial against him. We watched his work on holding people accountable for January 6th. And we watched him as he was ruthlessly attacked.

[OCS: Yes, we watched! And we were appalled as Adam Schiff lied, leaked classified information, and fabricated evidence as he shouted Russia, Russia, Russia and led a phony impeachment effort – all the while ignoring the fact that President Biden, his brother, and his son were foreign agents and engaged in illegal quid pro quo schemes that demanded impeachment and imprisonment.]

By Trump. By Fox News. By unscrupulous Republicans in Congress. He is pretty tough, and has weathered the storm well, but I’ll admit it — the viscousness of what he has endured concerns me.

That’s why Adam’s announcement this morning is such a serious one.

He is taking on a new challenge, and one that will draw new attacks. But if he is successful, it will also allow him to be an even more powerful defender of our democracy and its institutions. Because this isn’t about Trump. This is about the vision Adam has for the future of our state and country, and the vision that I know you share. Where right and truth and decency matter. And the oath of office means something.

[OCS: Sorry! I don’t believe in a bigger, more authoritarian government, with confiscatory taxes and curtailment of my constitutional rights, especially under the First and Second Amendments. I don’t endorse a candidate who defends a man who slept with a Communist Chinese Spy sitting on the Intelligence Committee.]

Where the economy works for everyone, and everyone has a chance to succeed. Where parents can put their children to bed knowing they will be safe, knowing that if they get ill, they can get the care that they need, and knowing that the planet can be as healthy as they are.

I believe that our country is filled with promise, and that our democracy is precious. And fragile. Adam has been on the frontlines, protecting it. He always will be. And you have always been by his side. I am so grateful for that.

[OCS: Adam has been at the forefront of destroying our nation from within. He is a traitor to the cause of liberty and freedom.]

As Adam embarks on this journey, I hope you will give him a huge show of support today. It would mean so much to me. After all, we’re all in this fight together.

That’s why I’m asking. Can Adam and I count on you chipping in $10 right now?

Thanks for always standing with Adam. It means the world to us.

— Eve

From Adam’s team…

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Stephen, today is a very special day… and not just because Adam launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate.

Today is Kevin McCarthy’s 58th birthday, and what better way to celebrate it than by helping ensure Kev is represented in the U.S. Senate by a leader like Adam Schiff, who’s dedicated his life to public service, to California, and to our democracy.

[OCS: Happy Birthday, Kevin. You did the right thing in removing liar, leaker, and false evidence creator Adam Schiff from the House Intelligence Agency.]

Can we count on you to chip in today to help us give Kevin McCarthy the greatest birthday gift of all by making Adam Schiff — Kevin McCarthy’s Senator? Donate here to help make it happen:

Thanks for helping us celebrate such a special, special day : )

— Team Schiff

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Stephen — It took Matt Gaetz all of 2 hours to attack Adam. (Might be a new record!)

[OCS: Actually, Gaetz is late to the game. You deserved to be attacked years ago. Or, expelled from the House of Representatives for lying, leaking classified information, and fabricating false evidence.]

Just hours after Adam launched his campaign to be the next U.S. Senator from California, MAGA loyalist Matt Gaetz took it upon himself to launch another baseless, partisan attack:

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Matt Gaetz has so much dirty laundry it’s a wonder he has a clean suit to wear to Congress.

[OCS:  A pretty lame come-back after being burned – Pencil refers to Trump’s mocking of Schiff as “Adam ‘Pencil Neck’ Schiff.]

But we’re not gonna go there today.

We’re gonna keep the focus on where it needs to be — that Republicans from Kevin McCarthy to MAGA extremist Matt Gaetz are united on one fact: NONE of them want Adam in a position to hold them accountable. And they sure as hell don’t want him in the Senate.

They're ready to throw every dirty trick in the book — and make up new ones — to stop Adam. We need the resources to cut through the noise and stop their disinformation campaign starting Day One.

The best way to fight back against Matt Gaetz, Kevin McCarthy, and Donald Trump is by sending Adam to the United States Senate. Pitch in $3 or more today now to help Adam stand up to MAGA Republicans:

Thank you,

— Team Schiff

Bottom line…

Elect a traitor to freedom to help destroy America from within. Or not? It is your life, your choice, and you will own the outcome.

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


PFIZER MUTATIONS OF VIRUSES? IS THIS A WARNING TO THE WORLD?

There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that artificially engineering viruses – no matter if it is the creation of bioweapons or preventative therapeutics-- should be outlawed as a clear and present danger to humanity.

Even worse, when private companies, in pursuit of almost limitless profits, are granted immunity for their creations and use a corrupt political process to mandate their minimally tested wares on a frightened and unsuspecting public, this is a crime against humanity and should result in the ultimate punishment for those advancing the scheme and putting the population at serious risk.

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Is Pfizer creating that clear and present danger, and will the media cover up the dangers as they have in the past by censoring reporting and canceling platform access to those with dissenting views?

According to a surreptitious recording of Pfizer’s Director of Research and Development -- Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning, Dr. John Trishton Walker, by Project Veritas, it appears that the U.S. Government must investigate Pfizer before we experience another Wuhan-like lab leak or severe damage due to unanticipated consequences of a partially-tested therapeutic.

In his own words… 

Will YouTube censor this video?

Also available at Rumble.

“One of the things we’re exploring is like, why don’t we just mutate it [COVID] ourselves so we could create — preemptively develop new vaccines, right? So, we have to do that. If we’re gonna do that though, there’s a risk of like, as you could imagine — no one wants to be having a pharma company mutating f**king viruses,” Walker told the undercover Project Veritas journalist.

“Don’t tell anyone. Promise you won’t tell anyone. The way it [the experiment] would work is that we put the virus in monkeys, and we successively cause them to keep infecting each other, and we collect serial samples from them,” he said.

A distinction without a difference?

Walker says that Directed Evolution is different than Gain-of-Function, which is defined as “a mutation that confers new or enhanced activity on a protein.” In other words, it means that a virus such as COVID can become more potent depending on the mutation / scientific experiment performed on it.

The Pfizer executive told a Veritas journalist about his company’s plan for COVID vaccines, while acknowledging that people would not like this information if it went public.

“You’re not supposed to do Gain-of-Function research with viruses. Regularly not. We can do these selected structure mutations to make them more potent. There is research ongoing about that. I don’t know how that is going to work. There better not be any more outbreaks because Jesus Christ,” he said.

Bottom line…

Are biotechnology companies putting the world at risk as if they were creating bioweapons?

Unfortunately, we can no longer trust those agencies and individuals who are charged with monitoring dangerous biological experiments due to the loss of credibility and trust from the bald-faced lies of the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president, Dr. Anthony Fauci; White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx; the director of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, 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


WILL YOU REWARD ADAM SCHIFF FOR LYING, LEAKING, AND FALSIFYING EVIDENCE?

The progressive communist democrats seem to have a never-ending amount of chutzpah as they seek to be rewarded for their inappropriate, and often criminal, behavior…

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Among the most despicable of the progressive communist democrats is liar, and leaker Adam Schiff, known as the Bolshevik of Burbank, who has his hand out on every occasion.

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I’ve got some bad news:

Kevin McCarthy and the Republican Party just did what they’ve threatened for the last two years.

They removed me from the House Intelligence Committee where I have served as Chairman and the top Democrat for years.

This is political retribution for my leading the impeachment of Donald Trump, pure and simple, and a dangerous effort to go after anyone who holds them accountable. It also turns the Intelligence Committee into a political plaything for their right-wing supporters.

Stephen, I really need you with me to help respond to this baseless attack on my ability to serve my constituents and the American people.

Please, contribute $10 or whatever you can spare today to help me respond to Republicans’ baseless attacks on my ability to hold them accountable. This isn’t the end of my fight for truth, accountability, and our democracy. In fact, it’s only the start:

If you've saved your payment information with ActBlue Express, your donation will go through immediately:

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I’ll have much more to say soon. But for now, thanks for standing with me — because it’s not just a personal attack on me. It’s an attack on accountability and effective oversight.

And it’s up to all of us to fight back.

— Adam

150 E. Olive Ave., Suite 208 Burbank CA, 91502
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PAID FOR AND AUTHORIZED BY SCHIFF FOR CONGRESS

Schiff’s removal from the House Intelligence Committee was well-justified as he is a proven liar, leaker, and falsifier of evidence. However, the douchebags are attempting to spin this appropriate action as retribution for how Democrats mistreated Republicans when they were in the majority, and Nancy Pelosi barred chosen GOP representatives from the Committee, arguing that they were not fit to serve.

The Case For Booting Adam Schiff From The House Intel Committee

In March 2017, Schiff said on MSNBC “there is more than circumstantial evidence” that Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russian government.

As a 2019 report from the DOJ inspector general showed, Schiff himself had been lying about Russian collusion since the inception of the hoax.

As chair, Schiff’s deposition hearings were held behind closed doors while the committee selectively leaked snippets of testimony to amplify their own narratives to a complicit press. In fact, leaking on the Intelligence Committee became a favorite practice of the congressman, whose habitual leaks made their way uncritically into the pages of The New York Times.

When he wasn’t leaking to the allied press machine, Schiff was making up his own evidence to promote the Democrats’ fabricated narratives. In September 2019, Schiff created his own transcript of the phone call between Trump and Zelensky which was supposed to be the smoking gun that warranted impeachment.

In December 2021, Schiff doctored text messages between GOP Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. Schiff manipulated messages presented at an official hearing to expose “a lawmaker” pressing the vice president to unilaterally deny certification of the electoral college votes as unconstitutional. The message, however, actually came from Washington attorney and former Department of Defense Inspector General Joseph Schmitz, and was merely forwarded by the Ohio congressman. The Jan. 6 Committee even conceded that Schiff’s messages were manipulated.

Schiff has remained laser-focused on Trump’s criminal conviction even after the president left office. True to form, the California Democrat and member of the Select Committee on Jan. 6 went on CNN in June as the panel proceeded with summer show trials to foreshadow evidence of culpability that never came.

“We’ll show evidence of the President’s involvement in this scheme,” Schiff said, presumably in reference to the plans Trump openly supported to halt certification of the Electoral College votes on Jan. 6, 2021, as if it were a cover-up for something illegal. (Never mind that Democrats objected to certification in 2001, 2005, and 2017.) Schiff refused to reveal his “evidence,” however, because he didn’t “want to get ahead” of the upcoming hearing.

It was routine commentary from the California congressman who has been at the center of practically every fabricated scandal against President Trump since the pair began to emerge into the national spotlight in 2015. Schiff’s work on the Jan. 6 probe, which wrapped up its hearings this fall with nothing to show, highlights the dishonesty of his tenure. <Source> IG Report Confirms Schiff FISA Memo Media Praised Was Riddled With Lies. <Source>

About that fundraising – selling your name to others for big bucks…

Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) wants voters to think he's a selfless patriot who risked his career and lost his committee assignments to hold former president Donald Trump accountable.

But his financial records tell a different story: that of a relatively unknown congressman who hitched himself to the "Resistance" bandwagon and milked tens of millions of dollars from donors across the country.

A Washington Free Beacon review of Schiff's financial disclosures shows that the California Democrat ramped up fundraising efforts just as he began his quest to impeach Trump. Schiff, who spent just $134,000 on fundraising in 2016, by 2018 poured nearly $2 million into ads urging supporters to "chip in" to help with his investigations into Trump's alleged dirty dealings.

But these donations didn't go toward oversight efforts, which are funded by congressional committees. Instead, they went right into Schiff's campaign coffers, which now hold $21 million. Schiff, who has represented his deep-blue Los Angeles district since 2001, won 10 of his 11 elections without such a massive war chest. But the money could soon come in handy.

Schiff is widely believed to be eyeing Sen. Dianne Feinstein's (D., Calif.) Senate seat, in what will likely be a contentious Democratic primary. Schiff’s fellow California progressive Rep. Katie Porter (D.) has already announced her intention to run in 2024 to replace Feinstein, who has yet to announce her retirement. Winning the nomination will require cash, fundraising chops, and name recognition. Thanks to his tussle with Trump, Schiff now has all three.

In 2016, Schiff had little national name recognition and just $2.1 million on hand. But as the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, he was in a prime position to boost his profile as rumors began to swirl about the then-president-elect's alleged ties to Russia.

On January 22, 2020, Schiff led the House's impeachment trial of Trump. In the days immediately after the hearings, he spent $600,000 on ad buys. One Facebook ad from the end of January urges supporters to "help Adam fight for transparency, accountability, and fairness on the House floor without having to spend time fundraising." By the time Trump left office in January 2021, Schiff had over $13 million in his campaign coffers—a nearly seven-fold increase from when Trump took office.

With Trump out of office and the Russia hoax thoroughly debunked, Schiff has sought out greener pastures. In July 2021, then-House speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Schiff to the select congressional committee tasked with probing Trump's culpability in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot. That month, Schiff spent $540,000 on fundraising ads tied to the appointment.

Schiff's campaign dropped more than $1.2 million in ads in the months surrounding the October release of his book Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could. The book is billed as an "inside account of American democracy in its darkest hour, from the rise of autocracy unleashed by Trump to the January 6 insurrection." A week after its release, Schiff petitioned the Federal Election Commission to let him rent his donor email list with his publisher to boost book sales. In December 2021, the FEC ruled in his favor.  <Source>

Bottom line…

When will someone do a documentary on douchebag Schiff and his sleazy behavior while heading the House Intelligence Committee? Hopefully, the GOP-led Committee will reveal additional evidence of Schiff’s nefarious actions – before the dirtbag mounts his campaign for the Senate.

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 WAR ON FOSSIL FUEL ENERGY IS BLEEDING AMERICA DRY

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Is ignorance, incompetence, a lack of self-awareness, greed, or pure malevolent power politics driving a continuing agenda against the fossil-fuel economy?

A phantom crisis...

A phantom crisis is occurring due to the public’s lack of information and understanding about the deliberate, politically-driven manipulation of the energy market based on a distortion of scientific research and data for gain--including fudging data, selectively reporting results, or suppressing dissenting views. And the deliberate failure to verify and replicate research results to ensure the integrity of scientific research used to justify public policies.

The truth about global climate change is simple and unimpeachable at this point in time.

1. Man cannot identify, isolate, and measure man’s climate signal against the noise of natural climate variability.

2. Man cannot determine the optimum temperature of the Earth beneficial to life from the equatorial latitudes to the polar regions.

3. Carbon dioxide is required for life, is not a pollutant, and is not a significant driver of climate change other than in computer models with incomplete or faulty assumptions and highly-manipulated suspect data.

4. The significant drivers of climate change are: the Sun’s energy output in all spectral bands, cosmic ray production, the Earth’s position relative to the Sun, the Earth’s rotational and precessional dynamics, plate tectonics and vulcanology, deep ocean currents, and the most significant greenhouse gas: water vapor. All seemingly interlinked with feedback and response mechanisms to support life on our planet. And all impervious to man’s control.

5. There is no evidence that any public policies or initiatives have altered or can alter our short-term weather or long-term global climate.

6. It appears that the elite climate change activists and supporters have accumulated additional wealth and power at humanity’s expense.

The dire consequences of malevolent actors, useful idiots, and a corrupted, corporatized media...

It is a fact that fossil fuels dominate the economy, from producing food that requires fertilizer derived from natural gas and diesel-powered farm vehicles to creating petrochemical and plastic feedstocks to transporting critically essential goods locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Phantom energy crises can have severe economic and social consequences, leading to higher energy prices, shortages of goods and services, and disruptions to daily life.

We have already seen economic instability with distortions and disruptions in our GDP growth, inflation, unemployment rate, personal income, cost of food, cost of fuel, lower standards of living, limits on our mobility, and other factors affecting daily life.

How dare they?

A question asked in a different context by a teenage Swedish climate activist blaming the world’s political leaders for not doing enough to destroy the capitalism that is driving so-called climate change.

But it is a valid question. How is it that our leadership has allowed the perversion of science to justify actions that are leading to a humanitarian crisis? A crisis that should see these very same leaders charged with crimes against humanity and deserving of the ultimate punishment?

It appears that we are living in an era of intentional man-made crises and allowing those who have created these preventable catastrophes to profit from them by proposing self-serving solutions.

I find it disingenuous and frankly insulting when our leadership points at me and says, “you are responsible for the problems we are facing because you failed to surrender your freedoms, fund our prescriptive programs, and turn down your thermostat. 

An example of manipulation?

Sempra

My local gas company, Southern California Gas Company, a subsidiary of Sempra, brags about implementing California’s Net Zero initiative while charging sky-high rates for natural gas while excusing themselves for the catastrophic rise of a gas bill from $100 to $300 without warning.

SoCalGas does not set the price for natural gas. Instead, natural gas prices are determined by national and regional markets. SoCalGas buys natural gas in those markets on behalf of residential and small business customers, and the cost of buying that gas is billed to those customers with no markup, meaning SoCalGas does not profit from the movement of gas commodity prices.”

The question I cannot get answered: Is Southern California Gas Company purchasing gas in the spot markets at retail from other Sempra subsidiaries, or are they purchasing it wholesale from their parent Sempra? Is Sempra helping to ship vast quantities of natural gas out the back door at wholesale?

In a January 19, 2023 letter to the California Attorney General, Consumer Watchdog asked for an Investigation of So Cal Gas Over Natural Gas Prices.

The doubling of natural gas prices is unique to California. While the utility has made natural gas available to its customers as it is required to do, it has purchased gas at unreasonably high prices, with higher profits for So Cal Gas’s parent company SEMPRA, that sells natural gas to So Cal Gas through its other subsidiaries.

Most importantly, Southern Gas has deceived its customers about the fact that it is profiting from the increase in natural gas costs.

In fact, SEMPRA, the parent company of both utilities, and its other subsidiaries, profits greatly from the increase in natural gas prices and that benefits So Cal Gas’s management financially as well – which is rewarded for feeding the cash cow that is SEMPRA. Put another way, would it be an unfair business practice if a plumber charged a consumer double for piping, claiming he has no financial interest in the added costs of the pipe and is just passing those costs along, and neglects to mention his father owns the piping company. 

What role did SoCal gas play in the scarcity of natural gas for its customers? Evidence shows that So Cal gas did not adequately purchase gas for the 2022 – 2023 season. Ordinarily the utility would purchase, transport and store ahead of the season to plan for winter surges. This failure of planning created conditions where it had to buy from its parent company SEMPRA’s subsidiaries on the spot market at twice the normal price, passing the costs on to its customers.

Bottom line...

I would like to see those who knowingly implement harmful policies to advance their self-serving political agenda surrender their pensions and personal wealth to the treasury as reparations for the harm they have inflicted on the country and its citizens.

Unfortunately, under the present administration, it is unlikely that any corrupt politician will be held accountable for their actions and thoroughly punished under the law.

The only answer to why an individual, corporation, community, or nation would knowingly commit suicide is that we are facing evil and its disciples.

What is more harmful to consumers than inflation in fuel and food? Answer: the professional self-serving politician who doesn’t give a damn.

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


EQUITY: THE LATEST NAME FOR COMMUNISM

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Once again, the politicians are trying to sell Americans a blivit, ten pounds of shit crammed into a five-pound bag…

There is no doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats are altering the meanings of words to advance their malignant agenda. Confusing and conflating good and evil, right and wrong, left and right, and up and down. And using projection to attribute their bad actions to the opposition.

The progressive communist democrats are conflating equality, the bedrock principle of our representative democracy where citizens are treated equally under the law, have equal access to opportunities, and have an equal voice over governmental decisions, with equity, where the government recognizes that each citizen has different circumstances and allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed for all citizens to reach equal outcomes.

Equity is a bad word…

Politically speaking, equity is being sold to America as a principle of fairness and justice that focuses on providing what is needed for each person to have an equal outcome. It allegedly recognizes that different individuals and groups have different needs and experiences and that treating everyone the same may not lead to fairness or equality.

Equity-based policies aim to address the root causes of inequality and provide targeted support and resources to marginalized groups to achieve greater equality of outcome.

In essence, equity is discriminatory as it provides advantages to one class of individuals at the expense of another class of individuals.

Equity-based policies make a mockery of our Constitution, American values, and the concept of equality under the law, which means treating everyone the same under the law, and posits that everyone may have access to opportunities to better their lives – rather than guaranteed outcomes.

The progressive communist democrats are using equity to grab political power as they address social and economic inequality. They pander to minorities and promise entitlements to classes of victims they have created to gain or maintain self-serving political power and the right to plunder the public purse.

Equity is little more than a political power grab, based on a false promise of fairness and justice purporting to address social and economic inequality, that creates tyranny, discord, and dissention among American citizens.

  1. Equity-based policies are often redistributive, taking resources from some individuals or groups and giving them to others – which is often unfair or unjust, especially by those who are asked to contribute more to those who are unskilled and unmotivated to achieve a better life for themselves and their families.
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  3. Equity-based policies are paternalistic and dependent on an authoritarian structure to divide and allocate resources between classes of individuals.
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  5. Equity-based policies create dependency on the government by providing financial support and artificial opportunities that must be continued or else produce dissent over the elimination or reduction of entitlements within the marginalized group.
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  7. Equity-based policies are insulting as they assume that all marginalized group members cannot achieve equality on their own and need to be given resources and support.
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  9. Equity-based policies are doubly insulting because high-achieving members of the marginalized group are stigmatized, and their accomplishments are diminished by the assumption that those achievements were not achieved fairly through the individual’s own efforts.
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  11. Equity-based policies are often too generalized and not specific enough to address the unique needs and challenges faced by different marginalized groups in other regions of the country.
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  13. Equity-based policies are ineffective in the long run as they are disincentives to individual achievement, a type of peer-driven mediocrity, and deep resentment in non-marginalized individuals.
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  15. Equity-based policies often lead to unintended consequences and situations where corrective action appears heavy-handed and tyrannical.
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  17. Equity-based policies run counter to human nature, the innate qualities and characteristics common to all human beings, such as the desire for self-preservation, the tendency to seek power and status, and the tendency to act in one’s own self-interest. Traits that lead to productive competition and may result in inequality as individuals and groups struggle to gain resources and advantages over others. Thus,  equity-based policies create unnecessary tension between competition and self-interest and sacrifice and cooperation.
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  19. Equity-based policies deny local, regional, and state representation, the very basis of our representative republic. Creating a lack of trust and legitimacy in the government among certain segments of the population
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  21. Equity-based policies create over-centralization of decision-making, which can lead to a lack of accountability and responsiveness to local communities and individuals' needs and concerns.
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  23. Equity-based policies create a bureaucracy resulting in the artificial creation of rules, regulations, procedures, and forms to justify and perpetuate its existence and funding and creating unnecessary red tape, making it slow, inefficient, or incapable of responding to the needs of individuals or communities.
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  25. Equity-based policies create additional inequalities, often exacerbating existing inequalities by making decisions that benefit certain regions or groups at the expense of others.

Bottom line…

Progressive communist democrats and their useful idiots have different views on what is considered fair, arguing that fairness is collective and based on need and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. In contrast, constitutional conservatives have a traditional view that fairness is based on merit and rewarding hard work. Simply put, the non- or underachievers want what the achievers have without putting forth the corresponding effort—looking for assets to be divided on an artificial basis determined by a power-seeking political party.

While it may be true that ordinary individuals do extraordinary things from time to time, most of society’s achievements can be attributed to high-functioning individuals with knowledge, experience, and motivation. There is no societal or national advantage in dragging top performers down to an “equal” level of mediocrity to reduce inequalities.

We are seeing a war on merit and motivation – pandering to under-achieving classes rather than solving our environmental and social issues by investing in the best and brightest. And no, I do not simply mean academics with advanced degrees, as many of these individuals appear to lack common sense and spew jargon-laced nonsense to hide their lack of significant achievement in their own field of endeavor.

The amount of time, effort, and money required to bring individuals up to minimum performance standards at the expense of propelling high-achievers forward is a threat to our national security and society in general as it produces little more than conformance and mediocrity. 

To allow our elected representatives to pander to any segment of the population by reallocating funding away from achievers and relaxing performance standards is to further weaken our nation at a time when we are facing motivated enemies who are concentrating their efforts on turning out individuals capable of superior achievement.

We are screwing ourselves as our elected officials feather their own nests.

-- 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


ENOUGH: TIME TO TELL THESE PETTY POLITICIANS TO STEP OFF

Time to coin a new term, “Afro-grifters,” to describe those Black individuals who believe they are entitled to the fruits of my labor. As for progressive communist democrats like Adam Schiff, “corrupt schmucks” will suffice.

Leftist Colombian VP Wants ‘Climate’ Reparations From U.S. — America Already Gives Colombia Hundreds Of Millions Every Year.

Leftist Colombian Vice President Francia Márquez Mina demanded reparations from the United States over climate change, even as the U.S. sends hundreds of millions of dollars every year to the nation in economic and humanitarian aid. 

cvpIn an interview this week with POLITICO, Márquez said that the U.S. and other Western countries should pursue reparations in the form of debt forgiveness to Colombia over the issues of climate change and colonialism.

“There’s no doubt that the United States has a role to play. The United States should be the first country to acknowledge that its global politics have helped keep black people around the world and in Africa in a state of subjugation,” Márquez said when asked if the U.S. should be involved in “global and climate reparations.”

“Countries that have participated in slavery and colonialism are the ones that have their black population living without the barest of necessities, in a state of precarity. Those countries most responsible for colonialism and slavery are today’s developed countries, the world superpowers, which paradoxically also emit the most greenhouse gases,” she added.

Márquez then claimed that black people, Indigenous people, and women were most impacted by climate change. She said that the U.S. and other countries should institute a debt forgiveness program to free up resources for “marginalized and oppressed communities.” <Source>

[OCS:  Perhaps someone should rub her nose in the fact that Columbia’s systemic problems were born of corrupt, despotic politicians and oligarchs who exploited their own people.

How about we immediately close our checkbook and make some demands of our own? 

(1) Scientifically prove that we can identify and directly measure man’s climate signal amid the natural viability of climate.

(2) Scientifically determine the optimum temperature of the Earth from the equatorial latitudes to the polar regions.

(3) Scientifically, prove that carbon dioxide is a pollutant and not a requirement for a bountiful life on Earth.

(4) First, present the same complaints to China, Russia, India, and other alleged polluters whose pollution levels exceed those of the United States before holding out your hand.

(5)  Account for the global deaths and misery brought about by the Colombian drug trade, its corruption, and the crime that follows. Until then, shut the fuck up!

And if you decide to shake down the United States by pandering to China, good luck with your banking and commerce – and add yourself to the target list of enemy infrastructure that will be preemptively destroyed in a conflict.]

Schiff and his cadre of progressive communist democrats use the false title, “Democracy For All Americans” in an attempt to restrict unrestrained campaign spending and dark money from their opposition…

SCHIFF-TRUST-ME

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. SCHIFF introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ______________

JOINT RESOLUTION 

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to the authority of Congress and the States to regulate contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections and to enact public financing systems for political campaigns.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

ARTICLE —

SECTION 1. Congress and the States may regulate and impose reasonable viewpoint-neutral limitations on the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections.

SECTION 2. Congress and the States may regulate and enact systems of public campaign financing, including those designed to restrict the influence of private wealth by offsetting the raising and spending of money by candidates and others to influence elections with increased public funding.

SECTION 3. Congress and the States shall have power to implement and enforce this article by appropriate legislation, and may distinguish between natural persons and corporations or other artificial entities created by law, including by prohibiting such entities from spending money to influence elections.

[OCS: Historically, the progressive communist democrats have attempted to limit corporate donations while allowing unlimited contributions from pro-Democrat unions. And, nothing prevents foundations and non-profits from spending “get out the vote” money only in progressive precincts.]

SECTION 4. Nothing in this article shall be construed to grant Congress or the States the power to abridge the freedom of the press.”.  <Source>

[OCS:  Of course, nothing would prevent corporate-owned media from censoring or distorting the news to benefit a political party or candidate -- and acting as an “in-kind” donation.

OCS: Co-authored by the usual progressive communist democrat suspects… Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Grace F. Napolitano (D-Calif.), Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Kathy Castor (D-Fla.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Henry C. (“Hank”) Johnson (D-Ga.), John P. Sarbanes (D-Md.), André Carson (D-Ind.), Gerry Connolly (D-Virginia), Jim Himes (D-Conn.), Chellie Pingree (D-Maine), Paul D. Tonko (D-N.Y.), Mike Quigley (D-Ill.), John Garamendi (D-Calif.),  Kweisi Mfume (D-Md.), Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-N.J.),  Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Ami Bera, M.D. (D-Calif.), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Lois Frankel (D-Fla.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Ed Case (D-Hawaii), Don Beyer (D-Va.), Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.), Ted W. Lieu (D-Calif.), Norma Torres (D-Calif.), Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.), Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.), Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.), Colin Allred (D-Texas), Sean Casten (D-Ill.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-Ill.), Jared Golden (D-Maine), Andy Kim (D-N.J.), Susie Lee (D-Nev.), Joe Neguse (D-Colo.), Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), David Trone (D-Md.), Jake Auchincloss (D-Mass.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-N.M.), Nikema Williams (D-Ga.), Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D-Fla.), Becca Balint (D-Vt.), Greg Casar (D-Texas), Chris Deluzio (D-Pa.), Robert Garcia (D-Calif.), Dan Goldman (D-N.Y.), Seth Magaziner (D-R.I.), Kevin Mullin (D-Calif.), and Jill Tokuda (D-Hawaii).]

According to the liar, leaker, and the Bolshevik of Burbank, Adam Schiff (D-CA)…

“The flow of unrestricted corporate and dark money into our elections has dangerously eroded the American people’s faith in our democracy, and in our government’s ability to deliver for them and their families. Citizens United was one of the most egregious enablers of special interest money, but it was only the latest in a long line of Supreme Court cases that opened the floodgates. To truly rein in dark money, we must amend our Constitution. The Democracy for All Amendment will close legal loopholes that wealthy megadonors, corporations, and special interest groups have exploited for far too long, and return power to the people once and for all.”

...and the radical communist Pramila Jayapal (D-WA)...

“Corporations are not people and money is not speech. In every election following Citizens United, billions of dollars of dark money have been dumped into our electoral system, giving corporations and the richest Americans outsized power and influence. It’s time to ensure our democracy works for all people by getting big money out of politics and ensuring every voter’s voice is heard.”

Not one word about the unrestricted flow of union, foundation, and non-profit dark money into our elections.

Bottom line...

Once again, the progressive communist democrats are attempting to destroy the U.S. Constitution and grease the slide to a tyrannical authoritarian government. run by corrupt, incompetent elites.

This is the type of constitutional amendment we should fear from corrupt and incompetent schmucks who believe they are wiser than our Founding Fathers.

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


QUEER MATHEMATICS: DOES WHO YOU SCREW AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF A MATHEMATICAL EQUATION?

In quantum mechanics, the action or mere presence of an observer can alter the outcome of a quantum event,

In quantum mechanics, the act of observation can affect the outcome of a quantum event. This is known as the observer effect. The observer effect is based on the idea that the act of measuring a quantum system can change its state. This is because the act of measurement requires interacting with the system, which can cause the system to transition from a superposition of states to a specific state. This phenomenon is known as wave function collapse. It is important to note that the observer effect is a fundamental aspect of quantum mechanics, and it is not limited to human observers; any type of measurement or interaction can cause wave function collapse.

Therefore, I am compelled to ask… Does who you screw affect the outcome of a mathematical equation? In essence, does E=mc2 yield a different result for a White, Cisheteropatriarchal individual than it would for a Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individual?

More importantly, does the rigorous training required to understand the equation change between a White, Cisheteropatriarchal individual and a Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individual?

Or, is it necessary to apply principles of equity, the provisions of equal outcomes, to those studying mathematics such that if a White, Cisheteropatriarchal individual receives a Ph.D., then actual understanding and experience in mathematics should be waived or mitigated to ensure that a  Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individual receives the same degree?

In a spasm of academic bullshit, we find the work of Professor Luis A. Leyva, associate professor of mathematics education at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University….

Leyva is also an affiliate in Vanderbilt’s Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, according to his faculty bio. His work ​​”draws on critical race theory, women of color feminisms, and queer of color critique to conceptually and methodologically ground his scholarship, which centers historically marginalized voices in STEM higher education across intersections of race, gender, and sexuality.”

PRISM

Undergraduate Mathematics Education as a White, Cisheteropatriarchal Space and Opportunities for Structural Disruption to Advance Queer of Color Justice

Abstract

This lecture consists of two parts.

For the first half of the lecture, I present findings from my research about the educational experiences of 39 undergraduate queer and trans* (QT) students of color pursuing STEM majors across historically white and minority-serving universities in the United States. Findings depict how Black, Latin*, and Asian QT students’ narratives of experience reflect forms of intersectionality or instances of oppression and resistance at intersecting systems of white supremacy and cisheteropatriarchy (or white cisheteropatriarchy).

I use my analytical framework, “STEM Education as a White, Cisheteropatriarchal Space” (Leyva et al., 2022, American Educational Research Journal), to capture how intersectional oppression among QT students of color unfolds across three interconnected levels of influence in undergraduate STEM: ideological, institutional, and relational.

In addition, I highlight findings that illustrate structural disruptions, defined as educational structures and practices that resist intersectional oppression in undergraduate STEM.

Findings also address coping strategies among QT students of color navigating white cisheteropatriarchy in STEM for protecting their academic success and intersectional identities.

During the second half of the lecture, I apply my framework and research findings to argue how undergraduate mathematics education operates as a white, cisheteropatriarchal space that limits learning opportunities affirming of queer of color identities and experiences.

I conclude by re-imagining undergraduate mathematics education with structural disruptions that advance justice for learners marginalized across intersections of race, gender, and sexuality. This re-imagining accounts for ideological, institutional, and relational forms of disruption that interrogate dominant forms of knowledge production as well as expand access to learning opportunities and departmental support that affirm queer of color identities.

<Source>

What the hell does this mean?

White, Cisheteropatriarchal individuals sit in the back and are docked 50 points on a test, while Black, Latin, and Asian QT [queer and transgender] individuals sit in the front of the class and get 50 points on a test?

Bottom line…

I have learned that some people are predisposed to study mathematics, and others are not. To the extent that some minorities discourage and harass high achievers within their identity class, that is a disciplinary problem, not one of structural White supremacy.

We need to concentrate education on those motivated to study mathematics and who are capable of understanding the subject matter.

We need to reduce educational costs by removing highly-paid academic fools who publish and present nonsensical gibberish to other academic fools.

And for those who believe that 2 + 2 does not equal 4 (base 10), perhaps they need to be academically sidelined to the dustbin of history.

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