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CROOKED HILLARY CLINTON CALLS OUT MAGA CULT MEMBERS

In a classic example of projection, accusing your opposition of your very behaviors and actions, one of the most corrupt and psychopathic politicians in history, Hillary Clinton, calls for Trump’s followers to be deprogrammed as cult members.

What makes this exceedingly ironic is that Clinton and her close-knit cadre of progressive communist democrats have committed more treasonous and criminal actions than Trump and his followers. Much of what Trump faced was unprecedented and coordinated by public and private entities at the instigation of Hillary Clinton, and with the full knowledge of former President Barack Obama., now vying for the position of the worst president in modern history – even surpassing that of an Obama-managed President Biden.

Ironic that the Hillary Clinton interview follows the FBI's announcement that it plans to follow political extremists. Notice the weasel words and redefinition. 

(U//FOUO) Domestic Violent Extremists Emboldened in Aftermath of Capitol Breach, Elevated Domestic Terrorism Threat of Violence Likely Amid Political Transitions and Beyond

(U//FOUO) The FBI, OHS, and NCTC define a domestic violent extremist as an individual based and operating primarily within the United States or its territories without direction or inspiration from a foreign terrorist group or other foreign power who seeks to further political or social goals wholly or in part through unlawful acts of force or violence. The mere advocacy of political or social positions, political activism, use of strong rhetoric, or generalized philosophic embrace of violent tactics may not constitute extremism, and may be constitutionally protected.

(U//FOUO) Anti-government or anti-authority violent extremism encompasses the potentially unlawful use or threat of force or violence, in furtherance of political and/or social agendas, which are deemed to derive from antigovernment or anti-authority sentiment, including opposition to perceived economic, social, or racial hierarchies; or perceived government overreach, negligence, or illegitimacy.   <Source>

Consider these quotes from an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour…

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview on Thursday with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour called for a systemic deprogramming of Donald Trump’s MAGA “cult members.” Clinton acknowledged that the former president will likely be the Republican party’s presidential nominee.

Clinton said Trump’s “negative, nasty form of politics” resonates with his supporters because they may not like migrants, and are homophobic, racist, and misogynistic.

“It’s a classic tale of an authoritarian, populist who really has a grip on the emotional psychological needs and desires of a portion of the population. And the base of the Republican party, for whatever combination of reasons -- and it is emotional and psychological -- sees in him someone who speaks for them. And they are determined that they will continue to vote for him, attend his rallies, wear his merchandise, because for whatever reason, he and his very negative, nasty form of politics resonates with them.”

[OCS: No political party is overtly more authoritarian and willing to engage in negative and nasty forms of politics than the progressive communist democrats – and no more universally hated politician than Hillary Clinton.]

“Maybe they don’t like migrants. Maybe they don’t like gay people or black people or the woman who got the promotion at work they didn’t get. Whatever the reason. You know, Make America Great Again was a bid for nostalgia to return to a place where people couldn’t be in charge of their lives, feel empowered, say what they want, insult whoever came in their way. and that was really attractive to a significant portion of the Republican base. So it is like a cult. And somebody has to break that momentum. And that’s why I believe Joe Biden will defeat him. Hopefully, then that will be the end and the fever will break and Republicans can try to get back to fighting about issues and elect people who are at least responsible and accountable.”

[OCS: What would a Clinton interview be without class warfare, identity politics, and accusing the opposition of racist and bigoted behavior? Ignoring that the Democrats were the party historically steeped in slavery, racism, segregation, Jim Crow, the KKK, and opposition to civil rights legislation.

We are not speaking about “migrants.” We are speaking of an invasion of illegal aliens incentivized by the Democrat Party to enter the United States illegally and decimate safety-net resources paid for by, and meant for, legal citizens and those migrants who have entered our country lawfully.

If any party can be likened to a cult, it is the Democrat Party with the state religion of climate change. Consider the paganism of Democrats as they fight against parental rights to chemically or surgically mutilate young children who cannot lawfully have sex, drink, or smoke.

And, if Clinton wants a mentally defective, hallucinating president who cannot think or speak coherently behind the nuclear button, then she is a representative of a bigger problem and extremist lack of judgment.]

“We’ve had very strong partisans in both parties in the past and we had very bitter battles over all kinds of things, gun control and climate change and the economy and taxes,” Clinton said. “But there wasn’t this little tail of extremism wagging the dog of the Republican party as it is today. Sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure. He’s only in it for himself. He’s now defending himself in civil actions, and criminal actions. And when do they break with him because at some point, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members, but something needs to happen.”

[OCS: The Democrat Party is the party of extremism – the communist extremism that destroys nations and kills people. There are relatively few extremists taking their marching orders from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and none from a “non-compos -mentis “President Joe Biden. Unfortunately, those extremists control the Presidency, the Senate, much of the House, and most of our federal institutions and their respective bureaucracies.

I agree that traditional Democrats need deprogramming, and something needs to happen to a Party and its operatives who are destroying America from within at an increasingly rapid pace.]

“And how do you do that? Because you said, you have to defeat them by defeating their leader. Their leader is Donald Trump. Even you have said you expect him to be the Republican nominee. How does this change at all?” Amanpour asked.

“At this point, I think, sadly, he will still be the nominee, and we have to defeat him, and we have to defeat those who are the election deniers, as we did in 2020 and 2022,” Clinton said. “And we have to just be smarter about how we are trying to empower the right people inside the Republican party.”

[OCS: There is overwhelming sworn testimony and documentary evidence that unconstitutional rule changes and thousands of questionable mail ballots subverted the 2020 election. Unfortunately, few individuals have standing to bring a case, and there is no judicial authority to remedy a botched election without violating the separation of powers clause of the Constitution.

As for empowering the “right people” within the Republican Party, let us remember: there are no Republicans within the Democrat Party, but there are Democrats within the Republican Party. All of whom, like Senators Collins, Murkowski, Graham, and Romney, are well known.]

“It will require us defeating those most extreme measures and the people who promote them in order to try to get to some common ground where people can again work together That’s the way it used to be.”

[OCS: Extreme measures?

  • Do you mean destroying the energy sector that is the lifeblood of our economy?
  • Do you mean destroying a working healthcare system to cover non-working members of the Democrat’s core coalition?
  • Do you mean creating inflation by pumping unaudited funds into federal, state, and local programs to buy votes and cater to the special interests who fund campaigns?
  • Do you mean by creating failed states and pumping billions into another never-ending war?
  • Do you mean by surrendering Afghanistan to terrorists and arming them with the latest arms – while abandoning Americans and their allies behind enemy lines to be caught, mutilated, and killed?

Those, my friends, are Democrat extremes!]

“I’m in the camp, Christiane, that says, why do you actually hire a politician, you know? What is it you want? And what I want is somebody that can get the job done. And Biden has done an amazing job by any measure.”

[OCS: This should be recognized as pure, unadulterated bullshit by ordinary Americans. For progressive communist democrats, it is true that Biden has done an amazing job by continuing Barack Obama’s pledge to fundamentally transform America. Translation: destroy America from within to build back better with communism.]

Bottom line…

Republicans may not have the answer to every problem. Republicans move slowly and often jump the aisle to vote with the Democrats. But, Democrats are the proximate cause of today’s most pressing issues.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOW DEEP IN THE ABYSS ARE WE?

From all appearances, the progressive communist democrats have managed to subvert most American intelligence and law enforcement agencies into a combined Soviet-style politburo.

In what universe do we find progressive communist democrats burning down cities, rioting, looting, and committing murder and mayhem? At the same time, peaceful members of traditionalist religious and political institutions are designated domestic terrorists?

So, it is deeply troubling that government agencies appear to be attempting to interfere, once again, in a presidential election by suggesting that certain political factions are being targeted.

According to Newsweek… 

Newsweek-assets2Exclusive: Donald Trump Followers Targeted by FBI as 2024 Election Nears

The federal government believes that the threat of violence and major civil disturbances around the 2024 U.S. presidential election is so great that it has quietly created a new category of extremists that it seeks to track and counter: Donald Trump’s army of MAGA followers.

The challenge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the primary federal agency charged with law enforcement, is to pursue and prevent what it calls domestic terrorism without direct reference to political parties or affiliations—even though the vast majority of its current “anti-government” investigations are of Trump supporters, according to classified data obtained by Newsweek.

“The FBI is in an almost impossible position,” says a current FBI official, who requested anonymity to discuss highly sensitive internal matters. The official said that the FBI is intent on stopping domestic terrorism and any repeat of the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. But the Bureau must also preserve the Constitutional right of all Americans to campaign, speak freely and protest the government. By focusing on former president Trump and his MAGA (Make America Great Again) supporters, the official said, the Bureau runs the risk of provoking the very anti-government activists that the terrorism agencies hope to counter.

[OCS: Let us examine the facts:

One, there was a large MAGA-themed political rally featuring President Trump and, concurrently, a separate group of agitators, including an unknown number of FBI personnel and informants, who were at the forefront of violence at the capitol complex.

Two, it appears that the proximate cause of the riotous behavior was twofold: the refusal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to plus-up security in response to received intelligence, and two, the actions of embedded agitators with links to radical groups such as Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and others.

Three, considering the lengths at which official Washington has stonewalled any legitimate investigation, it appears that a democrat-manufactured riot was portrayed as an insurrection to advance a progressive communist democrat narrative and agenda.

Four, Considering the malfeasance, misfeasance, nonfeasance, and criminal activities of the FBI during Donald Trump’s campaign, his presidency, and beyond, it is hard to believe that the agency and its leadership are credible in its assertions of domestic terrorism. Especially since the agency has a history with real terrorists and failed to take action or has instigated faux-terrorism for a public relations win.]

“Especially at a time when the White House is facing Congressional Republican opposition claiming that the Biden administration has ‘weaponized’ the Bureau against the right wing, it has to tread very carefully,” says the official.

[OCS: The Republicans are not only making the claim but submitting sworn testimony and documentary evidence. Ask yourself why the illegitimate United States House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol defied their promise to preserve all of its evidence and illegally destroyed records. As did other government agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and the Pentagon.]

In a statement to Newsweek, the FBI said: “The threat posed by domestic violent extremists is persistent, evolving, and deadly. The FBI’s goal is to detect and stop terrorist attacks, and our focus is on potential criminal violations, violence and threats of violence. Anti-government or anti-authority violent extremism is one category of domestic terrorism, as well as one of the FBI’s top threat priorities.” The FBI further said, “We are committed to protecting the safety and constitutional rights of all Americans and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity, including a person’s political beliefs or affiliations.”

[OCS: Ask yourself why many terrorists seem to have some level of FBI involvement. Perhaps revisit the Waco and Ruby Ridge incidents initiated by the FBI.

The statement, “We are committed to protecting the safety and constitutional rights of all Americans and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity, including a person’s political beliefs or affiliations,” is pure bullshit when you consider the FBI’s illegal behavior during the "Russia, Russia, Russia” hoax perpetrated by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic National Committee.

Where was the FBI when Supreme Court Justices were actively confronted at their homes? When radical domestic terrorists attacked federal buildings? Where was the Capitol Police when protesters, not unlike the January 6 lookie-loos taking selfies, invaded the Capitol and occupied several offices? How do parents protesting sexual perversion and pornographic materials at school board meetings rise to the level of domestic terrorists? How do worshipful traditional Catholics merit covert surveillance, including using priests as confidential informants?]

Republicans, on the other hand, see the FBI’s focus on January 6th and the law-breaking associated with it as “weaponization” on the part of the Biden administration, to suppress GOP voters, to stigmatize the right-wing and to transform what they see as principled dissent against societal norms—for example with regard to abortion, about what children are taught in public schools or in rejection of transgender categorizations—as extremism.

The left sees these same numbers as proof that Donald Trump and his supporters are not just dangerous to democracy but also that the government isn’t doing enough.

Experts agree that as the 2024 election approaches, there will be greater pressure to prevent law-breaking, one that necessitates infiltration of political circles and other controversial government activity.

[OCS: Enter the police state with their selective enforcement, brought to you by progressive communist democrats.]

Right after January 6, the FBI co-authored a restricted report ("Domestic Violent Extremists Emboldened in Aftermath of Capitol Breach, Elevated Domestic Terrorism Threat of Violence Likely Amid Political Transitions and Beyond") in which it shifted the definition of AGAAVE ("anti-government, anti-authority violent extremism") from "furtherance of ideological agendas" to "furtherance of political and/or social agendas." For the first time, such groups could be so labeled because of their politics.

It was a subtle change, little noticed, but a gigantic departure for the Bureau.

[OCS: Absolute proof that the FBI's statement, 'We are committed to protecting the safety and constitutional rights of all Americans and will never open an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity, including a person’s political beliefs or affiliations,” is a bald-faced lie!]

<Source>

Bottom line…

Undoubtedly, this is a not-so-subtle warning to Republicans before the 2024 election. Now you know why they are targeting the Second Amendment. 

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


TIME TO CLEAN OFF MY DESK

BIDEN

Today, I plan to ignore politics and spend my day cleaning off my desk and immediate area, which is buried in books, magazines, and papers from a non-digital world.

This can be considered a mental health day after considering how much damage is being done to law-abiding citizens.

The difference between a peaceful protest and a riot or insurrection appears to be your skin color or political affiliation.

In Philadelphia, the home of Liberty Bell, it appears that the Soros-backed prosecutor is redefining justice in terms of class and color.

Responding to the destruction of private and public property, including the looting of luxury stores, progressive communist democrat, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has redefined the administration of justice.

"We’re going to prosecute people in an even-handed way. We’re not going to let any judge – who thinks there is a caste system, and some people get better treatment than others – we’re not going to let any judge disturb the peace of this city."

Huh? Does Krasner have his head so far up Soros’ ass that he believes that a judge who treats criminals like criminals “disturbs the peace of the city?” Or does he mean that he is afraid that he will upset the rioters, most of whom appear to be a particular minority needed by the progressive communist democrats for electoral victory?

"We’ll look carefully to see whether this is a one-off situation and they’re fundamentally law-abiding people, hold them accountable one way; or whether they are criminals, and they’re all about taking advantage of some sort of unrest for their own benefit, and they will be prosecuted another way."

Fundamentally, law-abiding people may protest, but they don’t riot, loot, and resist arrest. Translation: most of you are off the hook – even if you were caught red-handed and resisted the police. Why

Why did I work my butt off and retire, only to see my tax dollars paying off tens of thousands of dollars incurred by a black Marxist lesbian to obtain a degree in queer gender studies?

Fresh from a Supreme Court ruling that blocked the Biden administration from canceling billions of dollars in student loan debt…

We find President Joe Biden promising another $9 BILLION in student loan relief.

Our “non compos mentis” President is now comparing the Paycheck Protection Program, legitimately passed by Congress to keep millions of Americans employed during a pandemic, to the need for his unilateral student loan debt bailout.

The Biden-Harris administration announced today that an additional 125,000 Americans have been approved for $9 billion in debt relief through fixes the U.S. Department of Education has made to income-driven repayment (IDR) and Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), and granting automatic relief for borrowers with total and permanent disabilities. Today's announcement brings the total approved debt cancellation by the Biden-Harris Administration to $127 billion for nearly 3.6 million Americans.

"For years, millions of eligible borrowers were unable to access the student debt relief they qualified for, but that's all changed thanks to President Biden and this Administration's relentless efforts to fix the broken student loan system," said U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. "The Biden-Harris administration's laser-like focus on reducing red tape, addressing past administrative failures, and putting borrowers first have now resulted in a historic $127 billion in debt relief approved for nearly 3.6 million borrowers. Today's announcement builds on everything our administration has already done to protect students from unaffordable debt, make repayment more affordable, and ensure that investments in higher education pay off for students and working families." <Source: Department of Education>

From years of architecting and implementing large-scale financial systems, I found the books always balance. That someone, either the lender (and their depositors and investors) or the borrower, pays the tab. Now, we live in an era of a third party, the American taxpayers whose involuntary contribution to their neighbors is used by the progressive communist democrats to purchase enough votes to keep them in office.

Bottom line…

My only pleasure yesterday was Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie and a slice of lemon meringue pie – and seeing Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) lose their plush Capitol offices.

To say we are screwed is an understatement.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


DON'T ASK! I DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL...

The Republican House Caucus is in disarray.

Gop--disarray

Once again, eight so-called conservative Republicans joined the radical progressive communist democrats to oust the Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy, over poorly articulated grievances. To be sure, a deal with the devil. 

These are the same eight individuals who killed one of the most conservative spending bills ever offered in Congress., one that contained significant spending cuts and necessary border security.

The proposed bill had little or no chance of passing into law as it was designed to be used as leverage against Senate Republicans to force a more palatable bill. Faced with a potential government shutdown, McCarthy played his only card, a clean continuing resolution that omitted border security and Ukraine spending.

Now passed into law, the egregious eight joined with the progressive communist democrats to successfully oust McCarthy and kill the most ambitious spending cuts in history.

Here are the House Republicans who voted to oust McCarthy:

  • Andy Biggs of Arizona
  • Ken Buck of Colorado
  • Tim Burchett of Tennessee
  • Eli Crane of Arizona
  • Matt Gaetz of Florida
  • Bob Good of Virginia
  • Nancy Mace of South Carolina
  • Matt Rosendale of Montana

Bottom line...

I am unsure of the consequences of what Matt Gaetz and his band of malcontents have wrought. But it looks like the Republicans have, once again, snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.

It remains to be seen what the next Speaker will do with the ongoing investigations and the impeachment of Joe Biden and other high-ranking officials.  Any failure to achieve control over our borders, significant spending cuts, and procedural reforms is now on the shoulders of the egotistic eight.

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


WHY CALIFORNIA IS LOST

Last night, after hearing that California Governor Gavin Newsom promoted color and sexual orientation over competence by nominating a pro-abortion, black, female, lesbian, communist, labor activist to fill the unexpired term of deceased Senator Dianne Feinstein. I started wondering if California, as well as the rest of the nation, was doomed.

Pogo

Who are those willing to push back?

Not the elitists, for they are insulated from the consequences of their absurd or corrupt actions by their wealth, position, power, and politics. They are at the top and will do everything in their power to stay at the top.

Not the poor, for they are the recipients of the state’s benevolence and entitlements. There are few incentives to change the way of life they have come to expect and, in the case of illegal aliens, may be vastly superior to the life they may have left behind.

How about the middle-class traditionalists?

And therein lies the problem. The bifurcated middle-class swing vote refuses to take action because they appear to be coping with life’s necessities and are still relatively comfortable – believing that tomorrow will be much like life today. They are propping up and perpetuating corruption and tyranny by not pushing back or allowing the system to fail.

Consider the political inertia of the middle class.

My political science instructor, a leftist of the first order, claimed that the liberals needed to target the middle class, which serves as the backbone of our nation and represents its core values, stability, progress, and future aspirations.

However, in recent years, we have witnessed the inertia of the middle class, trapping America in a cycle of stagnation and decay.

Despite working hard and having relatively stable jobs, many families find it challenging to make significant financial progress due to stagnant wages in the face of rising inflation-driven living costs.

Their assets, property, and savings are dwindling rapidly as they are burdened with debt, primarily through prolonged repayment periods on student loans, mortgages, and credit card debt. Rising healthcare and education costs are increasingly significant for the middle class, leading to additional financial strain.

And it’s getting worse as technological advancements in artificial intelligence and automation transform the job market, increasing job insecurity, especially for mid-skilled workers. 

Is there an answer?

As far as I can tell, unless there is a “black swan” event to motivate the middle class, we will continue to drift downward through layers of mediocrity until we reach tyrannical authoritarianism. At that time, our nation will be lost.

Ask yourself, is it bad enough yet?

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


WHY GAVIN NEWSOM SHOULD NOT BE PRESIDENT

As expected, California's progressive communist democrat Governor Gavin Newsom chose color, sex, and ideology over competence in nominating a replacement for deceased Senator Dianne Feinstein.

CHECKING ALL THE BOXES...

BUTLER
The only box not checked: Laphonza Romanique Butler is not a lawyer!

OOPS! Butler is not even a California resident -- she lives and is registered to vote in Maryland. So much for being represented by a fellow resident of, you know, California.

How corrupt?

Former president of SEIU Local 2015 and current president of EMILY's List, a pro-abortion political action committee dedicated to electing pro-abortion democrats to office.

For those that don't know, EMILY is an acronym standing for  "Early Money Is Like Yeast." As the group's founder further commented, like yeast, it makes the dough rise."

Now we know what Gavin Newsom is all about kissing progressive communist democrat ass!

We are so screwed.

Steve

Californicator

GAVIN NEWSOM: WANTING TO FUCK OVER AMERICA

 


“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 CLINTON FOUNDATION: BUILD BACK BETTER

Clintoncrime

There was never any doubt in my cynical mind that the Clinton Foundation was a personal enrichment scheme, a convenient vehicle to launder foreign money bribes, and a place to park Clinton operatives between government appointments and political campaigns.

One of the most widely publicized controversies related to the Clinton Foundation involved donations made by foreign governments and individuals while Hillary Clinton was serving as Secretary of State during the Obama administration, raising significant concerns about potential conflicts of interest, suggesting that these donations influenced U.S. foreign policy decisions or the actions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which approved the Uranium One deal.

For those with short memories, the 2010 Uranium One deal involved the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian mining company with uranium interests in the United States, to Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear energy corporation. The deal required approval from several U.S. government agencies, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), because it involved the transfer of control over uranium mining operations in the U.S. to a foreign entity, Rosatom. It was revealed that some individuals associated with Uranium One, including its chairman, had donated heavily to the Clinton Foundation. Donations were said to total $145 million.

Of course, no action was taken against the Clintons since Obama’s Department of Justice and FBI were heavily compromised. Ever wonder why those 30,000+ emails were destroyed if they only contained "personal" information and Chelsea's wedding plans?

So, I am unsurprised that the Clinton Foundation is dipping its beak in the billions of untraceable government dollars flowing to Ukraine with no oversight or accountability.

Clinton Global Initiative plans to announce the launch of the CGI Ukraine Action Network, as well as numerous financial pledges, to support nonprofits working in the country.

The Clinton Global Initiative Ukraine Action Network is the result of a collaboration between Hillary Clinton and Olena Zelenska, first lady of Ukraine, that began last year. The new organization, which will be formally announced Tuesday, is designed to mobilize existing CGI partners, as well as new leaders from around the world, to create and finance new commitments for Ukrainians, according to CGI. <Source: Associated Press>

It's funny how the same names keep appearing…

The Wall Street Journal article specifically looked at “foreign individuals and their foundations and companies” who “were large donors to the Clinton Foundation” while Clinton was secretary of state from Jan. 21, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2013.

In the case of Ukraine, the amount given appeared so high because of one donor — Victor Pinchuk, a former Ukrainian parliamentarian and businessman whose father-in-law is a former president of Ukraine.

Between 2009 and 2013, including when Mrs. Clinton was secretary of state, the Clinton Foundation received at least $8.6 million from the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, according to that foundation, which is based in Kiev, Ukraine,” the Journal reported. “It was created by Mr. Pinchuk, whose fortune stems from a pipe-making company. He served two terms as an elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament and is a proponent of closer ties between Ukraine and the European Union.”

The newspaper also said that, in 2008, “Mr. Pinchuk made a five-year, $29 million commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative, a wing of the foundation that coordinates charitable projects and funding for them but doesn’t handle the money. The pledge was to fund a program to train future Ukrainian leaders and professionals ‘to modernize Ukraine,’ according to the Clinton Foundation. Several alumni are current members of the Ukrainian Parliament. Actual donations so far amount to only $1.8 million, a Pinchuk foundation spokesman said, citing the impact of the 2008 financial crisis.” <Source>

Victor Pinchuk?

Ex-Obama lawyer Craig charged in Mueller spin-off probe for lying about Ukraine work

Greg Craig, who served as former President Barack Obama’s top White House lawyer, was charged on Thursday with lying about work he performed in 2012 for Ukraine in a case that grew out of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the New York law firm that produced the report, agreed in January to turn over the $4.6 million it was paid and retroactively register as a foreign agent, as part of a settlement with the Justice Department.

Skadden produced the 187-page report at the behest of Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign who is currently serving a 7 1/2-year prison sentence for lobbying violations and financial crimes.

According to the indictment, Craig covered up aspects of his work in order to avoid registering as a foreign agent under FARA, a rarely enforced law that was enacted in 1938 to counter Nazi propaganda.

Had Craig complied with the law, he would have been forced to reveal that funding for the report largely came from Viktor Pinchuk, a Ukrainian billionaire. Pinchuk paid the firm $4 million for its work, according to Skadden filings made as part of its settlement.

The Ukrainian government only paid Skadden $12,000 - an amount so low that it aroused suspicion in Ukrainian media. <Source>

Corruption is corruption and cuts both ways…

Mueller Investigating Ukrainian’s $150,000 Payment for a Trump Appearance

Investigators subpoenaed the Trump Organization this year for an array of records about business with foreign nationals. In response, the company handed over documents about a $150,000 donation that the Ukrainian billionaire, Victor Pinchuk, made in September 2015 to the Donald J. Trump Foundation in exchange for a 20-minute appearance by Mr. Trump that month through a video link to a conference in Kiev.

Michael D. Cohen, the president’s personal lawyer whose office and hotel room were raided on Monday in an apparently unrelated case, solicited the donation. The contribution from Mr. Pinchuk, who has sought closer ties for Ukraine to the West, was the largest the foundation received in 2015 from anyone besides Mr. Trump himself. <Source>

Bottom line…

Historically, corruption in Ukraine has been pervasive and deeply rooted in all sectors of society, including government, law enforcement, judiciary, and business. The idea they would change their national culture now that unaudited funds are flowing freely into the country is unbelievable.

I can’t help but wonder how much money is being siphoned out of Ukrainian foreign aid since nobody in the media is even curious about where the money is going.

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


CAN WE TRUST THE GOP THIS TIME?

Charlie-brown

Once again, the G.O.P. caves…

In the House …

The Republican-dominated House of Representatives (221-212) could not control their own caucus and passed (335-91) a temporary 45-day funding plan to avoid a government shutdown with the assistance of Democrats.

209 Democrats and 126 Republicans voted yes, while 90 Republicans voted no, with only 1 Democrat, Mike Quigley (D-IL), voting no over a lack of Ukraine aid.

Like most bills presented at the last minute, there was insufficient time to read and understand the bill thoroughly – even though legislators had months to work out an acceptable deal.

The G.O.P. caved to the progressive communist democrats and refused to hold the line, even if it meant a government shutdown.

The House bill passed was a “clean” extension of the current year’s funding priorities, which were set by the Democrat-held Congress last year.

The alternative bill, proposed by conservative MAGA (Make America Great Again) Republicans, which would have restored a measure of fiscal sanity to the budgeting process, was resisted by both the progressive communist democrats and the establishment Republicans whose power and electoral future relies on pork-barrel spending.

The conservative MAGA Republicans in the G.O.P. demanded procedural changes, spending cuts, and immigration enforcement that would have produced meaningful reforms of the broken immigration system, legislative processes, and desperately needed spending cuts. 

In the Senate…

H.R. 5860, The Continuing Appropriations Act, Passed the Senate (88-9).

Communist Democrat caught red-handed breaking the law to delay the vote, will Justice prevail?

Communist Representative Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) was caught on video as he pulled a fire alarm in the Cannon House Office Building in an attempt to delay a vote on the Republican funding bill.

This is a prosecutable crime.

Since a House proceeding was in progress, one wonders if Bowman will be charged with 18 U.S.C. § 1512(c)(2), “(c)Whoever corruptly— (2) otherwise obstructs, influences, or impedes any official proceeding, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.

This was the same “obstructing an official proceeding” charge used against the January 6 defendants in the United States Capitol riot.

The bullshit excuse given...

Bowman’s office said it was an accident, and the congressman told reporters later Saturday: “I was trying to get to a door. I thought the alarm would open the door, and I pulled the fire alarm to open the door by accident.”

Un--fricken-believable!

Bottom line…

The bad news is that some Republicans are Democrats, but no Democrats are Republicans.

It was disgusting to see the Senate Democrats, notably Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate President Pro Tem Patty Murray (D-WA), take a victory lap as they celebrate their victory over crucial commonsense legislative reform.

The progressive communist democrats won this round. Will the G.O.P. win the next? Or, will the football be snatched away at the last moment?

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