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OCS: WHAT’S HAPPENING?

Many a truth is spoken in jest -- or captured by an editorial cartoonist...

China-jest

Biden lacks the balls to cut off Chinese Travel…

China, the home of most flu viruses, is now reporting a new unknown respiratory disease that presents a threat to Americans whose immune systems were weakened by the Covid-19 virus, one of its variants, or the various Covid vaccines that were not vaccines and mostly ineffective. Yet, the Biden Administration refuses to halt travel to the United States or close the border to potential disease carriers.

Antony Blinken, a traitor to two countries…

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the butt-boy of Barack Obama has sold his country out to Iran, even to the point of facilitating the hiring of Iranian operatives for sensitive government positions. Likewise, Blinken appears to be doing Iran’s bidding as he attempts to curtail Israel’s attacks on Hamas, an Iranian proxy.

Alejandro Mayorkas, another traitor… 

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has illegally violated federal immigration law as he facilitates an unchecked invasion of the United States by wave after wave of unvetted illegal aliens, including terrorists, criminals, drug dealers, and biological warfare vectors. This is a clear and present danger to the safety and security of the United States and a potential change agent for the collapse of our social welfare system.

Most of the pro-Iran and anti-Israel rhetoric started with Obama...

Ben Rhodes, the Jewish (?) former Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting under President Barack Obama, was so slavishly anti-Israel and devoted to anti-Semite Obama, that his nickname in the White House was "Hamas."

It doesn’t matter if you are guilty…

Almost everybody agrees that Representative George Santos (R-NY) is a despicable, loathsome, fraud, liar, and cheat, and deserves to be expelled from his seat in Congress. However, the House of Representatives has just violated long-established norms that required an expulsion to follow a court finding of guilt. While the House has an unquestioned absolute power to expel any member at any time for any reason, but has long been constrained by precedent against doing so on the basis of the House’s own conclusions of wrongdoing.

Few doubt that George Santos acted unethically and dishonestly in a variety of ways, some of them plainly criminal, and there are ample precedents for censuring him and stripping him of privileges such as committee assignments; but so did Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who has a number of ethical issues involving allegations of potential immigration fraud, misuse of funds, tax evasion, perjury, and virulent anti-Semitism. 

How stupid are the Republicans to expel one of their dodgiest members without demanding similar treatment for fire alarm guy Jamal Bowman or other democrat keptocrats? Why would the GOP throw away a vote unilaterally. Where is due process?

The Congressional landscape with respect to investigations, committee behavior, destruction of evidence, secret communications, impeachments, and expulsions, and now can be weaponized for partisan political purposes once a political party achieves an unbreakable majority. This does not bode well for the American people now that Representatives represent themselves, their party, and their special interests over their constituency that elected them.

And then there is Trump…

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ruled that a president does not have broad assertions of presidential immunity to shield them from liability in lawsuits. Basically, the judges ruled that actions Trump took in the run-up to the January 6 riot were not part of his official duties as president and thus, the president has no claim of immunity. The example used involves a president running for a second term who speaks at a rally funded by his reelection campaign or attends a private fundraiser – ruling that the president, under those conditions, is not executing the official duties of the presidency and thus deserves no immunity. Since most politicians are running for reelection from their first day in office, this presents a disturbing precedent.

Bottom line…

We can't trust the experts. We can't trust the media. We can't trust the government. So many compromised and willing to sell out their nation and humanity.

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


DeSantis vs. Newsome: WHAT A WORLD...

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Turned on Fox News to watch the debate between Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom, and this happened……

Fox host Jesse Waters was interviewing former mobster Sammy “The Bull” Gravano, a stone-cold killer who confessed to involvement in at least 19 murders and became a government snitch, being presented as a legitimate commentator on the Biden’s corruption and patriotism in America. Of course, Waters treated Gravano with great respect and was quick to note that he had paid his debt to society. In what world do we treat former killers as paragons as society?

Followed by a commercial for medicine, a therapeutic agent that will hopefully improve your life. Why would the drug companies choose to advertise on a public channel if not to drive patients to ask their doctor to consider this drug, and to desensitize potential patients to the horrendous side-effects in such a manner to preclude lawsuits.

Here are the side effects for the advertised drug.

RINVOQ may cause serious side effects, including:

  • Serious infections. RINVOQ can lower your ability to fight infections. Serious infections have happened while taking RINVOQ, including tuberculosis (TB) and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that can spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infections. Your healthcare provider (HCP) should test you for TB before starting RINVOQ and check you closely for signs and symptoms of TB during treatment with RINVOQ. You should not start taking RINVOQ if you have any kind of infection unless your HCP tells you it is okay. If you get a serious infection, your HCP may stop your treatment until your infection is controlled. You may be at higher risk of developing shingles (herpes zoster).
  • Increased risk of death in people 50 years and older who have at least 1 heart disease (cardiovascular) risk factor.
  • Cancer and immune system problems. RINVOQ may increase your risk of certain cancers. Lymphoma and other cancers, including skin cancers, can happen. Current or past smokers are at higher risk of certain cancers, including lymphoma and lung cancer. Follow your HCP’s advice about having your skin checked for skin cancer during treatment with RINVOQ. Limit the amount of time you spend in sunlight. Wear protective clothing when you are in the sun and use sunscreen.
  • Increased risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events, such as heart attack, stroke, or death, in people 50 years and older who have at least 1 heart disease (CV) risk factor, especially if you are a current or past smoker.
  • Blood clots. Blood clots in the veins of the legs or lungs and arteries can happen with RINVOQ. This may be life-threatening and cause death. Blood clots in the veins of the legs and lungs have happened more often in people who are 50 years and older and with at least 1 heart disease (CV) risk factor.
  • Allergic reactions. Symptoms such as rash (hives), trouble breathing, feeling faint or dizzy, or swelling of your lips, tongue, or throat, that may mean you are having an allergic reaction have been seen in people taking RINVOQ. Some of these reactions were serious. If any of these symptoms occur during treatment with RINVOQ, stop taking RINVOQ and get emergency medical help right away.
  • Tears in the stomach or intestines. This happens most often in people who take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids. Get medical help right away if you get stomach-area pain, fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting.
  • Changes in certain laboratory tests. Your HCP should do blood tests before you start taking RINVOQ and while you take it. Your HCP may stop your RINVOQ treatment for a period of time if needed because of changes in these blood test results.

Do not take RINVOQ if you are allergic to upadacitinib or any of the ingredients in RINVOQ. See the Medication Guide or Consumer Brief Summary for a complete list of ingredients.

Then came the scenes of the new cadre of progressive communist shock troops, the Palestinians and the Hamas sympathizers, who were swarming the New York Christmas Tree lighting – an anti-America act ignored by the legacy media.

About the debate…

GAVIN-MATHEW

Sean Hannity hosts the debate from Alpharetta, Georgia, which is presented without an audience to conserve time. 

DeSantis is solidifying his number two position in the GOP preliminary, and Newsom is offering himself as a "shadow" backup to Biden.

Gavin Newsom channeled a smarmy, oily shadow of Matthew McConaughey as he tried to outshout DeSantis -- Newsom lying about almost every issue. He was trying to convince Americans that Biden’s policies work and benefit Americans.

We learned that Gavin Newsom is an unabashed liar who will stand in front of a statistical graphic from a government source and say something different. 

Gavin Newsom is the classic example of a liar using projection, accusing your opponents of your own behavior while shouting lies as loud as possible.

To believe Newsom, people cause extreme weather events, which can be remedied by taxation and regulation.

DeSantis sounds like the voice of reason, whereas Newsom is clearly a progressive communist democrat willing to say or do anything for political power. All Newsom had was progressive talking points and identity politics. Newsom supported Biden and Kamala Harris, who he touted as the team “next in line for President. Newsom is delusional when he promotes two unqualified vegetables.

Bottom line…

This debate highlighted the dangers of candidates viciously attacking their same-party primary opponents rather than their opponents in the general election as Newsom repeated Donald Trump's attacks on DeSantis. 

There was a reason I trashed my stand-alone television and donated my TiVo to charity.

All of the news channels seem to be edu-attainment where narrative beats the news.

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


SHADES OF AFGHANISTAN: THE HAMAS WING OF CONGRESS WANTS ISRAEL TO LOSE ITS EXISTENTIAL BATTLE

Progressive communist democrats, notably Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut, one of the most communist-infiltrated states in the Union, now want any additional aid to Israel to be conditioned on the promise that Israel will abide by international law.

An anti-Semitic slap in the face to Israel, the only nation, bar none that goes to extraordinary lengths to protect a civilian population that openly sides with the Hamas terrorists and celebrates the wanton slaughter of Israelis and others on October 7 – in clear violation of international law.

The message that Murphy, the chairman of the Foreign Relations subcommittee on the Middle East, and his fellow travelers are sending is that Hamas has supporters in Congress and that they are okay with low-level conflict, including rocket attacks and the occasional terrorist massacre, just as long as Israel stays in the region and does not attack the head of the terrorist snake Iran.

It is almost as if Murphy got his marching orders from the anti-Semitic former President, Barack Obama, whose Middle East policy is to allow Iran to go nuclear and thus balance the power in the region. 

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Murphy said, “We regularly condition our aid to allies based upon compliance with U.S. law and international law, and so I think it’s very consistent with the ways in which we have dispensed aid, especially during wartime, to allies, for us to talk about making sure that the aid we give Ukraine or the aid we give Israel is used in accordance with human rights laws.” Adding, “And that will be a conversation we will all be engaged in when we get back to Washington on Monday,” and that he believes Israel needs to be more “careful in the way that it is conducting” its operations in Gaza.

It’s too bad the moderator didn’t follow up with, “Just what U.S. or international law condones: burning babies and others alive, beheading children, torturing and mutilating children in front of their parents before they were killed.” We don’t have to take Israel’s account of the atrocities; the terrorists themselves gleefully filmed the action with GoPro Action Cameras and posted it on the internet.

How were our elected leaders so corrupted that they looked evil in the face and took evil over overt righteousness? Or is it that they need Jews to be the distraction that misdirects voters from the terrible surrender in Afghanistan, our faltering economy, and the fact that our President is a corrupt foreign agent and now non-compos mentis and non-functioning as we face the most significant threats since the cold war ended?

I can’t be the only one who knows that the Hamas and other terrorist groups arrayed against Israel are led by Iran. That the Islamicists want a Caliphate, not a two-state solution. And, if there were to be a two-state solution, it would rightly belong in either Egypt or Jordan, another nation created by mandate in the region. Of course, both Egypt and Jordan want nothing to do with Palestinian Arabs and their history of terrorism and attacking reigning regimes.

Am I the only one who believes it is time for Israel to attack Iran and degrade its nuclear capability, which may already exist and is being hidden by the Obama/Biden Administration? Without Iran’s backing, several regional terror groups would be starved of funds and arms.

As for Barack Obama’s continuing attack on Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel would be crazy to fall for the media campaign and discard the only effective Israeli leader in decades.

Bottom line…

Like the queers marching for Hamas, full well knowing that they would be jailed, tortured, or executed if they displayed sexual proclivities in Gaza on the West Bank, American Jews seem oblivious to the dangers of disparaging the Israeli government as they fight for the right to exist, unmolested, in their ancestral homeland.

For those who believe the Arab bullshit, let us remember two things: one, Islam (610 CE) was founded by a pedophile warlord after Judaism (c. 2000 BCE) and Christianity (4 BCE - 30 C.E.); and two, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in Islam, is situated on the Temple Mount and built over the First Temple (Solomon’s Temple; 10 BCE)) and the Second Temple (516 BCE).

Islam is a fundamentally intolerant religion that remains incompatible with Western values no matter how they dress it up. To believe differently is to ignore your lying eyes and ears.

We are so screwed and, in turn, are screwing Israel.

Stand-with-israel

-- 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 FACE OF A TRAITOR

It should come as no surprise that the despicable liar, leaker, and evidence fabricator, Adam Schiff, would support the traitors who sandbagged their Commander-in-Chief.

Alexander Semyon Vindman, born in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a retired United States Army lieutenant colonel who was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council and his identical twin brother, Yevgeny S. “Eugene” Vindman, an Army colonel and JAG Officer who was assigned as an attorney on the National Security Council staff handling ethics issues, were the ones that were behind the surreptitious collusion with Adam Schiff’s office to offer testimony that purported to provide evidence that resulted in charges of abuse of power in the impeachment of Donald Trump.

We now know, from sworn testimony and documentary evidence, that Trump was innocent of attempts to coerce Ukraine into providing damaging narratives about 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden. All of the secret whistleblower allegations provided to Chairman Schiff’s House Intelligence Committee trace back to the Vindmans, who now use their corrupt acts to profit from their treasonous actions. And we now know President Biden, who admitted to a quid pro quo deal on a recorded presentation, was the corrupt party.

Disgusting…

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Stephen, I wanted to make sure you saw this urgent message from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.

His twin brother Eugene Vindman, the former ethics officer on the White House’s National Security Council who helped uncover Trump’s impeachable offenses in the impeachment effort I helped lead, just announced his campaign for Congress in Virginia.

[OCS:  We now know the entire impeachment effort was a progressive communist democrat ploy to distract from Joe Biden’s corrupt acts as an unregistered foreign agent and to cripple Donald Trump’s political future.]

Split a contribution of any amount between Eugene Vindman’s campaign for the House in Virginia and my campaign for the U.S. Senate in California, and let’s elect this champion for our democracy to join me in Congress.

Thanks,

Adam

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: LTC (Ret.) Alexander Vindman
Date: November 16, 2023
Subject: Humbly asking for your help

ABS_Vindman

It’s Alexander Vindman.

Most of you know that I’m an Army Veteran. And most of you know who I am because of Trump’s first impeachment trial.

But it wasn’t just me who blew the whistle on President Trump. It was me and my brother Eugene — a former Colonel in the U.S. Army — who was the senior ethics official at the National Security Council in the White House at the time.

[If Vindman was so courageous, why did he need Eric Ciaramella, the anonymous whistleblower, who used official channels to raise concerns about a July 25 phone conversation in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who was a leading Democratic presidential candidate?

Why was Schiff’s office colluding with the parties, which he first denied? Who changed the whistleblower forms to allow hearsay to substitute for firsthand knowledge? Why didn’t the Vindman brothers resign from the service rather than subvert a superior officer?]

Today, Eugene is running for Congress in Virginia where he will continue the fight to defend our democracy and the Constitution both of us swore to protect.

But he can’t do it alone.

I am with him – there is nothing more important to me right now. So if you believe Congress needs more members with the integrity and courage to put service to country first, I am asking:

Can I count on you to use this link to contribute to split a donation between my brother Eugene Vindman’s campaign for Congress in Virginia and Adam Schiff’s campaign for Senate in California? They need all of us to stand with them, like they have stood strong when taking on Trump.

When I testified before Congress during the first impeachment of Donald Trump, I did it to stand up for our democracy.

[OCS: Did Vindman stand up for democracy, or was he doing Ukraine’s bidding? Vindman, a key witness in the impeachment inquiry, has told lawmakers he was offered the post of Ukraine’s defense minister three times but rejected the suggestion. <Source> Why was Vindman being rewarded with a high office in a corrupt country -- it couldn't be his military prowess? ]

My brother and I were both attacked by Trump. Both of our careers in the Army suffered and ended before their time.

Since both of us stood up to Trump, Republicans’ abuse of power and attacks on our democracy have only grown.

Most recently, extremists in Congress chose Mike Johnson to be Speaker of the House – the “mastermind” of the attempt to overturn the 2020 election and undermine our democracy.

We need more members in the House who are willing to stand up to extremism and who are prepared to hold corrupt officials accountable.

We need members with the courage to put their constituents first.

My brother Eugene has defended this nation throughout his career, he stood up to Trump and will do that in Congress. Adam Schiff does that. But they can’t do it without your help:

Can you please use this link to contribute directly to my brother Eugene Vindman’s campaign for Congress in Virginia and Adam Schiff’s campaign for Senate in California? Eugene and Adam have stood with us and for the Constitution, now they need our help.

Eugene’s congressional campaign is extremely important to me. Thank you in advance for donating to Eugene and Adam’s campaign today. This means a lot to me personally.

Alexander Vindman

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Use of military rank, job titles or photographs in uniform does not imply the endorsement of the Department of Defense, Departments of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or the Marines or Space Force.

Bottom line…

This is despicable. Two manifestly progressive communist democrats, one running for the Senate and one running for the Congress, are attempting to secure positions to damage the United States further.

Had justice prevailed, Adam Schiff would have been expelled from Congress. Both Vindmans would have been charged, prosecuted, and still serving time for the damage caused to the United States of America based on their false and fraudulent accusations.

I am not hearing anything from the GOP counteracting the lies that Schiff and Vindman are telling.

We are so screwed when we see evil and do nothing.

-- 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 GOVERNMENT: WHERE THE FRAUD IS MANUFACTURED BEFORE THE BILL IS PASSED AND SIGNED

Once again, the progressive communist democrats are planning to loot the treasury and reward their special interest friends inn anticipation that they may no longer be in charge after the 2024 election.

One might ask how a dodgy company with a reputation for bilking senior citizens qualifies for a $3 billion loan and what safeguards are in place to protect the U.S. taxpayer from waste, fraud, and abuse.

Biden Admin Gave $3 Billion Loan to Solar Company Accused of Scamming Elderly

A solar company that was awarded a $3 billion Department of Energy loan has been accused of scamming dementia patients on their deathbeds into signing five-figure, multi-decade solar panel leases, according to interviews and state consumer complaint records obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The news comes as the DOE’s Loan Programs Office is facing scrutiny from Congress over potential conflicts of interest involving the $3 billion federal loan to Sunnova Energy. The funding, which is the largest-ever DOE commitment to a solar company, will help finance Sunnova’s solar panel loans to “disadvantaged homeowners and communities,” according to the company.

The DOE did not respond to a request for comment.

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY.), the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and other lawmakers have been investigating potential conflicts of interest at the DOE’s Loan Programs Office, including its funding to Sunnova.

Before LPO director Jigar Shah joined the Biden administration, he founded and led a trade association called Cleantech Leaders Roundtable, which shares a board member with Sunnova. Cleantech Leaders Roundtable has become a gatekeeper for companies seeking loans from Shah’s office, cohosting paid events for its members with the LPO director, the Free Beacon reported in October.

“The potential for conflicts of interest, especially in light of a $3 billion loan approval for Sunnova, a company who shares a board member with Cleantech Leaders Roundtable, cannot be overlooked,” said Barrasso in a letter to DOE’s ethics counsel Susan Beard this month.

Shah, who was dubbed “Joe Biden’s $400 billion man” by the Wall Street Journal due to his control over the staggering loan program budget, downplayed his role in testimony to Congress last month. <Source>

According to the Department of Energy…

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), through its Loan Programs Office (LPO), today announced the closing of a $3 billion partial loan guarantee to Sunnova Energy Corporation’s Project Hestia. The Project will make distributed energy resources (DERs), including rooftop solar, battery storage, and virtual power plant (VPP)-ready, consumer-facing software, available to more American homeowners and create more than 3,400 good-paying, high-quality American jobs. The project reinforces President Biden’s commitment to expanding access to affordable renewable energy across America and achieving a carbon-free grid by 2035 and a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.

This announcement is the single largest commitment ever made by the Federal Government to solar power and DOE’s first loan guarantee for a VPP. This project underscores the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to support solar deployment across the nation so that all communities can enjoy the benefits that come with deploying renewable energy, such as lower utility bills, increased energy resilience, and healthier communities.

Project Hestia will provide loans for clean energy systems for approximately 75,000 to 115,000 homeowners throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico—benefiting disadvantaged communities facing high energy burdens that would otherwise have difficulty accessing clean energy. Over the next 25 years, the approximately 568 MW project, comprised of rooftop solar installations, residential battery systems, and smart software to reduce energy waste, is expected to avoid an estimated 7.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide—roughly equivalent to eliminating carbon dioxide emissions from 1.5 million vehicles on the nation’s roads for a year. <Source>

I smell a scam…

If you have ever dealt with a solar power company, you would know that many of them are as sleazy as the fast-talking roofing and siding salesmen of the 60s and 70s. They would do or say anything to get a customer’s signature on a contract that was collateralized by the homeowner’ss property. And, to mitigate their risk, they quickly sold the loan to a financial institution where it could be rolled up into a pool and sold as a collateralized debt obligation. Of course, the homeowner was now forced to deal with a heartless financial institution that was not responsible for a working system

Even worse, many of these systems were installed by independent contractors who had little or no responsibility for their work and were employed by an independent entity that could declare bankruptcy and walk away from any major problems. And let us not forget those built-in arbitration clauses which preclude class action lawsuits.

It appears that we are seeing a story different from the sales pitch – where equipment degrades over a few years or is rendered inefficient or obsolete by new technology. Also, games from the power suppliers may require connection and processing fees and the purchase of your surplus electricity at manipulated rates. Add a high-voltage electric vehicle charging station and any savings are likely to be erased as the costs of supplemental energy increase.

So, I ask, who is watching out for the consumer and the taxpayer? It certainly is not Congress whose members are holding out their grubby hands and cutting deals. Certainly not the paper-pushing bureaucracy. And certainly not your local and state government surcharging your utility bill while trying to make up for any lost revenue.

According to the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Energy…

In the past 2 years, Congress passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS and Science Act, Inflation Reduction Act, and the Puerto Rico Energy Resilience Fund, which collectively provided the Department with an unprecedented $99 billion in new appropriations, $30.5 billion in new authorizations, and an enhanced loan authority of over $400 billion.

The current situation brings tremendous risk to the taxpayers—the combination of setting up 72 new Department programs, a real risk of funding entities owned or controlled by foreign adversaries, and a historic expansion of the Department’s loan program.

As you know, these loan packages are on an accelerated schedule. One category of loan guarantees worth an estimated $250 billion will expire on September 30, 2026. Another category of loan guarantees worth an estimated $40 billion will expire on the same date—$290 billion over the next 3 years or, put another way, roughly $8 billion per month over the next 36 months. There is no precedent in the Department for this level and pace of financing. <Source>

Bottom line…

We are so screwed. Especially in California as they plan to implement a mileage tax to compensate for the lost taxes at the fuel pump. A measure that requires you to install a tracking device on your vehicle.

-- 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


MITT ROMNEY: A GUTLESS WONDER STRIVING FOR RELEVANCE

Mitt Romney: the face of a RINO, -- Republican In Name Only…

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There is no doubt in my mind that failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R-UT) is a progressive communist democrat in an empty suit.

Once again, Romney provided insight into his lack of character when he told CBS host, Nora O’Donnell, “I’d be happy to support virtually any one of the Republicans, maybe not Vivek [Ramaswamy], but the others that are running would be acceptable to me, and I’d be happy to vote for them.” Adding, “I’d be happy to vote for a number of the Democrats, too. I mean, it would be an upgrade, in my opinion, from Donald Trump and perhaps also from Joe Biden.”

Two main points: one, it is aisle-hoppers like Romney who empower the progressive communist democrats and their agenda that is destroying America; and two, there is something radically wrong with Romney if he cannot condemn a near-brain-dead Joe Biden who is, without a doubt, unfit to serve as the President of the United States and the Commander-in-Chief of our military.

In terms of significant accomplishments, Romney gave us communism-lite with Romneycare (2006), based on Hillarycare (1994), and passed with financial trickery from Democrat Senator Ted Kennedy, which was the precursor to Obamacare (2010). Meanwhile, President Trump moved our embassy to Jerusalem and gave us the Abraham Accords, which advanced peace in the Middle East. (For which he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.)

Romney’s other alleged “accomplishment” was rescuing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City from financial and organizational troubles, using the legendary work of businessman Peter Ueberroth and his people who ran the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

The “establishment wing” bullshit…

Traditionally, when one refers to the “establishment wing” of the Republican Party, they are usually referencing the old white men steeped in self-serving political corruption on behalf of themselves and their special interest cronies. They try to sell their position as being more mainstream, traditional, or aligned with the party’s traditional values like smaller government, lower taxes, fewer regulations, and, of course, “family values.” Portraying themselves as bringing experience, stability, and adherence to party traditions to the table. Yet, when viewed objectively, it is all a ruse -- continuing America's descent into the abyss.

Gutless wonder…

During the 2016 Republican primary elections, Mitt Romney was hyper-critical of Donald Trump, calling him a “phony” and a “fraud.” Even though Romney declined to officially endorse a candidate in 2016, he was seen with Karl Rove and other establishment Bushies and spoke favorably about the nullity Jeb Bush on occasion.

Bottom line…

In my mind, Mitt Romney is the prototypical big business backroom crony capitalist who cannot be trusted with the safety, security, and prosperity of America. That the legacy media regularly solicits his opinion is a testament to his malevolence.

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


BEYOND AOC STUPID, THERE IS THUNBERG STUPID

I had my doubts that there was anyone as stupid as the mindlessly vapid New York Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez until I observed teenage “wunderkind” Greta Thunberg, a media-created expert on global climate change who lectured us all from a position of scientific ignorance.

Greta-stupid

It now appears that Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg, the 4’11” 20-year-old Swedish environmental activist, has moved on from climate change to supporting Hamas and the use of terrorism to bring about political change—a traditional far-left tactic using shock troops to scare the normies into acceptance of their historically failed ideology.

“Krossa Sionismen”

First, she was embroiled in an antisemitism scandal over having an octopus -- an anti-Semitic trope -- on her shoulder, while she held a sign urging people to “Stand with Gaza.” She claimed that she hadn’t intended it that way, and that it was something to help with her autism.

Then as she was speaking at a climate event in Amsterdam, she tried to make it an anti-Israel event, wearing a keffiyeh and asking two activists up onstage. A man who thought he was there for a climate demonstration tried to intervene and bring people back to the subject, and he was dragged off the stage. “No climate justice on occupied land,” Greta continued to chant, unconcerned about how the man had been treated.

Thunberg also marched through the streets of Amsterdam with a crowd, chanting the radical leftist chant, “A-anti-anti capitalist,” next to a black and red flag. Black stands for anarchy, and red is for communism. It’s a flag that has been carried by Occupy and Antifa folks.

Now, if that wasn’t clear enough, she was recently caught chanting, “Crush Zionism,” while participating in an anti-Israel rally outside the Israeli embassy in Stockholm. <Source>

During that rally, many of the participants defended the terror group Hamas, claiming that Hamas’s actions against Israeli civilians were purely self-defense and arguing that Hamas has the same right as Israel to defend itself.

Hamas is, and always has been a terrorist group, so I wonder just what Hamas self-defense might look like.

Gaza is an autonomously governed area where Hamas is the governing authority. There are no Jews, except for hostages, alive in Gaza since the Israeli withdrawal and removal of Jewish communities in 2005. Israel does not randomly shoot rockets into Gaza aimed at civilians. Israel does not build “terror tunnels” under the border to infiltrate Gaza and slaughter civilians. I am not aware of any Israeli genocidal attack on Gaza, whose population has grown substantially since 2005.

To bring about Palestinian-Arab self-determination, the Israeli army forcibly removed the 8,600 Jewish residents in 17 communities from their homes in Gaza in 2005, many of whom were building a life in the desert by developing greenhouse farming.

What, you may ask, have the Gazans done to improve their lot after electing Hamas to govern over them? Why do Gaza’s schools teach Jew hatred and celebrate terrorism? Why did a large number of those innocent Gaza civilians participate in the October 7 attack on Israel, looting, raping, and murdering alongside the Iran-trained and equipped terrorists? 

Bottom line…

There comes a point when you must recognize the difference between good and evil, right and wrong. If Greta Thunberg lacks that capacity, she should keep her mouth shut and lapse into the dustbin of history.

Unfortunately, like many on the radical left, her being and livelihood are intertwined with the media and making increasingly outrageous statements to maintain media attention and relevance.

I think Thunberg is little more than an inconsequential and ignorant troll to be trotted out by agitations seeking media attention.

We are so screwed when the media exploits and celebrates these “nothings” for snapshots and soundbites.

-- 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