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An Open Letter to the President from an Arch-Bishop You Must Read

Monday, June 8th, 2020

The Courage to Speak Out Against Evil

Most of my long-time readers will remember that I was raised to be a Catholic. Many of the causes of my discontent with the church are subjects dealing with the conduct of the church, its hierarchy, the behavior(s) of some of those who would claim to lead it, and the various cover-ups that have become the signature of an historic religious institution that has lost its way. With that in mind, I want you to read this letter from Arch-Bishop Carlo Maria Viganò. He’s been an agent of reform in the church, attempting to right some of the very wrongs about which I and so many others have complained. In this case, he offers to give you a glimpse into the nature of the devils against which he wars, and he makes clear that he is a natural ally to President Trump, to patriotic Americans, and indeed all people of good will everywhere. I don’t ordinarily discuss religion on this site because it is so divisive, but I think upon reading this letter, all Americans of good will can recognize the good in men where we find it, whatever our religious beliefs(or even lack thereof.) It’s in this spirit that I offer you an amazing, astonishing open letter to President Trump, first made available late Saturday. I think you will profit from the time spent reading it, as the Arch-Bishop concludes with a prayer in his war against the Invisible Enemy:

(It’s a three page document, the controls should appear at the top of the document)

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#ObamaGate: We Need the Whole Truth

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Sleight of Hand

On Sunday, an opinion editorial appeared in the Boston Herald that began to address the truth. Unfortunately, like most things in media, the tendency is either to conceal the whole truth, or to understate the matter. This was true of the Herald op-ed because on the one hand, it offered us a bogey-man, a true dirt-bag, evil-doer of the most despicable sort in the person of US Representative Adam Schiff(D-CA.)  The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee was served-up on a silver platter. The Herald op-ed explained all the well-known dirt on Schiff, but the true travesty of the Herald piece is what it scandalously does not disclose: Schiff was a bit player in this scheme. They’re offering you Schiff so that you’ll be satisfied with his nearly bald scalp, and in the process, forget all about the other seditious, treasonous actors in this saga.  They hope you’ll forget about the Republicans who were complicit in this plot, and most of all, they don’t explain the motive for the whole thing. No, ladies and gentlemen, we can’t let them slide through with this nonsense.  It’s time for the whole plot to become known.  It’s far worse than the admonition of Schiff pretends, and the scandal reaches far into the upper echelons of both parties. The corruption is unforgivable. So is the treason. It’s time to open our eyes to the full depth and breadth of this treachery.  It’s more than Adam Schiff.  It’s more than even a corrupt and disgraceful Democrat Party.  It’s time we begin to unmask all of them, top to bottom, Democrat and Republican.

Every word the Herald Op-Ed says about Adam Schiff is true.  In fact, one could argue that but for the necessity of brevity, they might have gone into greater detail as to the nature of the sedition of this reprehensible dirt-bag.  One of the ways the Herald falls short is in pretending that Schiff largely acted alone, or at least in failing to mention that there had been far more at stake in this whole treasonous escapade than the Herald was willing to identify.  Adam Schiff is a bit player, a man with neither the skill nor the intelligence to cook-up a plot of the sort we have witnessed. He’s a slimy wretch, naturally, but Schiff has bosses, and those bosses coordinated his activities, along with those of the equally detestable Jerry Nadler(D-NY) and Maxine Waters(D-CA,) among a host of other Democrat house members.  These people painted Donald Trump as a traitor, despite that their own acts in so doing were all aimed at overthrowing a duly elected President of the United States by disguising the plot as an impeachment of a treasonous man.  The conspirators in this plot were many, and it included some Republicans.  Do you want to guess what the real “insurance policy” had been?

In early 2017, just as then Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes(R-CA) had begun his investigation into what he saw as significant irregularities, he found himself under the cloud of a contrived House Ethics Investigation.  Speaker Ryan set Nunes down as Chairman, putting Trey Gowdy(R?-SC) into the spot. The hearings didn’t accomplish much, because in the end, no subpoenas were issued.  This is why Nunes was taken down as Chairman.  This is why Gowdy was inserted as Chairman. Nunes would have loudly and publicly pushed for subpoenas, (and in fact, he still did, but removed from the Chairmanship, he couldn’t get the requisite press to lean on Speaker Ryan.)  You want to know who the insurance policy was in 2017?  The Democrats had several, and most of them were secreted within the Republican Party leadership. This is why the Herald happily offers-up Adam Schiff, but fails to mention the conduct of Paul Ryan(R?-WI.) Listen to Trey Gowdy back-pedal on his previous position during an interview on Tucker Carlson’s show last week:

Ooops. Gowdy suddenly got visibly nervous and seemed shaken by Carlson’s questions. “Insurance policy” We’ve been wondering what that was. What if that was not a “what” but a “who.” Don’t kid yourself. There are any number of Republicans who continue to work against President Trump.  Consider that McConnell has appointed famous Trump-hater Marco Rubio to head the Intelligence Committee.

As pod-caster and Fox News contributor Dan Bongino has so often repeated, there are a number of Republicans in Washington DC who aren’t really Republicans, but there are NO Democrats in Washington DC who aren’t really Democrats.  It’s part of the scam.  It’s part of how, even when we’ve had Republican majorities in either or both Houses of Congress, or even Republicans in the White House, over the last forty years, they’ve gotten precious little accomplished, but managed to sell-out to the Democrats at every opportunity.  There are many more, and a large number of them “unexpectedly retired” from Congress in 2018, clearing the way for the Democrat majority that would impeach Donald Trump. Some of them are now even entertaining a return, since they think the coast is clear. After all, betraying Republican voters just once clearly isn’t enough. Watch closely for Republicans who abandoned ship in 2018 to attempt a return in 2020 or 2022.

The Herald piece also doesn’t broach the subject of senior-ranking Democrats who were involved in this coup attempt. For instance, it was Hillary Clinton who retained the services of Fusion GPS to go out and get dirt, even if wholly invented, on the then GOP presumptive nominee.  At the time, strictly speaking, Clinton was not in government, although many of her staffers and hangers-on still littered the halls of the State Department, the Justice Department, and every other department of the federal government, including even the National Institute of Health, and many others.  The Herald neglects this fact, leaving us to think solely about Adam Schiff.

In the same way, the presumptive 2020 Democrat nominee is likewise omitted. Joe Biden is deeply enmeshed in the who scandal, particularly the larger scandal about which the media, including the Herald, refuse to touch, even tangentially. The thing they must hide from you, and indeed from the whole world, is that Barack Hussein Obama, then president of the United States, was engaged in using the foreign policy, particularly the foreign aid funds, as a sort of personal piggy-bank and graft machine.  This is why the whole Schiff-Russia-Collusion narrative was invented. This is what they’re hiding from the American people to this very day, and the failure to report this, even at this late date, is why when papers like the Herald regale you with the tales of despicable behavior by the lowly Adam Schiff, you should recall that he’s a small matter in the larger scheme. He’s a tool.  Barack Obama was the mechanic, and with him, Hillary and their pack of detestable, seditious traitors.  They had turned the whole of the US foreign policy into a money-laundering operation, the pinnacle of which had been the “Iran Deal,” or “JCPOA,” as it is more formally known.  Tens of billions of dollars went missing.  Marie Yovanovitch has been revealed as one of the on-scene go-betweens in Ukraine. This scandal is about something larger than pure party politics.  High-ranking people risked sedition and treason to cover it up.

Ladies and gentlemen, you might take some solace in the outing of Adam Schiff, but the truth is that you’ve known for a long while that he was a ruthless dirt-bag. His scalp should not assuage your rage at what has been done (and what they’re still trying to do,) to your constitutional republic.  Do you really think the continued, extend blue-state shutdowns are really about a virus?  Do you believe even the handful of red-state governors who are still slow-walking the opening aren’t part of this?

(See the sidebar below.)

Last Friday, Dan Bongino had one of his best podcasts in the history of his show. What he did was to point out something critical, that people like this op-ed in the Herald and others in publications like the Washington Post, while finally rightly critical of Schiff, have failed almost predictably to point out. General Mike Flynn’s call with Russian Ambassador Kislyak wasn’t unmasked. It was never masked to begin with.  Barack Obama, exercising a little-known option of the FISA law, simply directed Attorney General Loretta Lynch to certify the necessity of monitoring the call.  It was transcribed directly, and not masked, as had been the assumption.

Listen to Dan’s excellent show of last Friday here:

His follow-up show from Monday can be found here.

The point of all of this is that Barack Obama is at the heart of this issue, and he not only knew, but he led the effort, and he directed it, and he’s been involved in continuing to direct it since he’s left the presidency. Now is not the time for half-measures or half-truths. We need full justice. We won’t get to anything like full justice until we recognize that this is not simply a story about some corrupt high-ranking government department heads. This is the story about a completely corrupt President and then former President working to overthrow his successor in order to preserve his freedom and his ill-gotten wealth. Barack Obama is guilty, and we have now a growing body of evidence that proves it.

What makes all of this more despicable is the degree to which some Republicans in Washington DC are participating in the cover-up. We’re in a war for our constitutional republic, but while no shots are being fired, we must be ever-mindful of the fact that they’re not playing around. These people are desperate to conceal their global money-laundering scam.

Sidebar:

Think again. You see, I posted a response on Disqus essentially laying out the above, though in abbreviated form. There are much more harshly-worded response regarding Adam Schiff’s behavior alongside the op-ed, but there’s more to this. For some reason, my response remains in pending, without explanation. Would you like me to explain it? Did any of the other posts mention the Republican role in this treason? Here’s my response. Judge for yourself:

A Comment Too Hot to Handle…

Other comments discussing all parts of Obama’s involvement and the involvement of other Democrat players are discussed as some length comments. How is it possible that when somebody attempts to point out the Republican involvement in this scandal, the response is left in “pending” indefinitely? How is it that a remark that goes to the motive behind Schiff’s scam is censored?  Think carefully. As of the date of this article’s publication, the comment above has now been pending for more than two days as hundreds of other comments have been approved. You be the judge.

Trump On Shutdown: “We Have to Open…”

Sunday, April 5th, 2020

We have to get back to work!

The whole thing is a put-on. I don’t mean there isn’t a virus, but the whole over-hyped panic is just that. On Thursday, this past week, I saw that there were real signs that the fog was lifting. People were beginning to question the whole thing. It’s not that anybody thinks Coronavirus 2019 isn’t real, but that the statistics were being questioned, and the models were being questioned, and finally, Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx were being questioned.  More, the reality of the unemployment numbers was coming to light, as an additional 6.6 million Americans added to the unemployment rolls that had already surged by 3.3 million the week before. That’s basically 10 million Americans, whose jobs are gone. More, businesses are now going belly-up, unable to sustain themselves in a shutdown or even skeleton-crew condition.  Real people, with real businesses are losing their businesses, not because they did anything wrong, but because of some order by a government official. Those officials will all claim sovereign immunity to any lawsuits, but no matter what anybody claims, it is a real “taking” as the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Fifth Amendment defines it. They’re being wrecked, and their employees will have no jobs to which they can return. This must end. On Thursday, the American people finally realized it, and began to say so. Now, finally, two days later, it seems our President, already inclined to think along these lines, seemed to have gotten the message. In a lengthy briefing on Saturday, he said “We have to open…” He said it more than once.

After the debacle of the Fauci/Birx reliance on the statistical models, some of which were provided purportedly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, people were beginning to question not only the obvious distance between projected death rates and reality, but also some of the underlying stories used to sell the panic. One YouTuber, channel name: AmazingPolly, who is an excellent researcher found some interesting problems with the video package prepared by the NYTimes about the catastrophe happening at the Elmhurst, Queens NY hospital. What’s interesting is that the video is now all in question. CBS famously aired footage that looked like a serious situation, allegedly in NYC, but actually from Italy.  Other footage and stills showed lines of coffins that were actually from a movie. The media is a pure propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. At this point, it truly is the Democrat-Media Complex. The idea is to sell panic. The idea is to push the country as far down into the ditch as is humanly possible, because there’s really no other way for them to defeat President Trump. They’re willing to wreck America to get rid of him, and to cause the death of additional Americans if necessary. There’s really no bottom to their black hole of hatred for this country. They see Trump and his supporters as the last obstacle to vanquishing America, the land of the free and the home of the brave, forever. This is not hyperbole. They hate us that much.

I know there is that segment of the readership who will assert this is some sort of conspiracy theory, but there’s no “theory” to it. The Democrat-Media Complex has conspired to create an apocalyptic narrative with COVID19.  The Washington Post already called Tom Cotton a “conspiracy theorist” for suggesting that the #WuFlu might have come from a Chinese Bio-Lab in Wuhan.  Now, they’re being forced to report that it may have indeed leaked from a Chinese laboratory, just miles from the “wet market” where the cover story has asserted this virus originated. H/T to Dan Bongino(Twitter handle @dbongino) for this tale of the despicable double-talk of the media. His episode Friday focused on the sickness of the Democrat-Media Complex. Watch it here if you have time:

I will tell you that the longer I observe the whole of our national polity, I am continually amazed at how absolutely disgusting is our so-called “Mainstream Media.” Sarah Palin had them pegged when she called them “Lamestream,” but lately, they seem to be more diabolical than that.

Back to the hospital in Elmhurst, Queens, why would they choose that hospital to target for their big scare story? On whom would this have the greatest effect? Amazing Polly figures that out for us, if we hadn’t guessed who might be from Queens, NY, who might be the target of a media disinformation campaign:

Every time I get the chance, I thank Polly for her work via Twitter. This video deserves a thorough watching. She admits up front that she can’t necessarily prove all of her conclusions, but she is always careful to provide documentation for the material she presents, in the information attached to her videos on YouTube. You can follow her on Twitter @99freemind. I don’t necessarily agree with her on everything, or subscribe to all the theories she presents, but I can tell you that she works very hard at her research, and she is very thorough, and also that she provides an alternative view of events and history that can offer a perspective that reveals new things the Lamestream Media will never, ever tell us. Give her a view if you haven’t already, and take the time to Like the videos of content creators like her and Dan Bongino.

Another person with whom you will cross paths if you research this overall CoronaVirus2019 shutdown is Candace Owens. Some of you will be familiar with her from FoxNews, or from other platforms, and on Twitter, she’s @RealCandaceO.  She has real courage in many respects, and one of them is her willingness to take on the #FakeNews, particularly with respect to issues of race, and also with the pigeon-holing of black Americans as Democrats.  She’s exposing those myths, and she has a new book coming out. Now, she’s exposing the governor of Connecticut who actually blamed the death of an infant on CoronaVirus when in fact, the death was due to being suffocated:

 

 

This sort of displacement of blame onto CoronaVirus is rampant in states run by Democrats. It’s being done to grab more of the federal relief money from the $2Trillion package that Congress passed last week.  It’s despicable, and it accounts for at least some of the mounting death toll being reported all over the news. It’s fraud. They’re mostly going to get away with it, since they compile the statistics, and they control the medical examiners, although these will mostly be considered “natural causes” and will never undergo autopsies.  I’m not suggesting that there are no CoronaVirus deaths, as I’m sure there are, but as I covered in my previous article, this is all being blown way out of proportion.  Now, we have even more evidence that this whole panic is contrived, and we also know the motive: This is all about elections, money, and power. What else? The idea here was to trap President Trump so that he would have to shut down the country. Instead, he left it to governors, as he should. He focused on the Federal response as is the job of the President.  In short, he took the steps appropriate to the President under our constitution, but this is also why the Democrat-Media Complex kept pressing the President to take more steps, and force a state quarantine in New York.

Today, at the press briefing by the President’s CoronaVirus Response Team, he made it plain: “We have to get back to work.”

Remember, if it’s bad for America, Democrats approve. If it’s bad for Trump, Democrats insist. The media is now so utterly broken that the smarmy reporters in the room can’t help but become snotty in their questioning of the President. If I were the President, I’d throw at least half of them off the White House grounds and tell their networks or papers to try again with somebody else.  There was never this kind of conduct toward President Obama. Not once.  Not even during his most miserable and provocative failures, when actual reporters would be expected to be more insistent in their questioning.  Here, the way these reporters talk to the President of the United States is an utter disgrace.  Even were I given the opportunity to question Barack Obama in the White House in the aftermath of Benghazi, I’d never have been so basically rude and disrespectful.  I certainly would have asked a couple seriously difficult questions. The problem here is that the media doesn’t really want any information.  They’re not really asking questions designed to reveal any news, but merely questions aimed at catching the President in some inconsistency, or in some sort of disagreement with one or more members of his team.  In some cases, they’re plainly argumentative.  Just once, in the eight years of the incompetent and corrupt Obama administration, they should have gone after that President with such fervent zeal.  Instead, they blithely pitched softballs that even the increasingly confused Joe Biden could hit out of the park.

Over the last few weeks, as the nation has attempted to deal with the WuFlu pandemic, one of the things that’s gotten short shrift is the economy.  We had an economy in pretty good condition by the middle of February, and as you’ll remember, unlike during the Obama administration when the jobs numbers were “unexpectedly poor,” instead our Department of Labor found itself having to upgrade the numbers in weeks following original reports that understated the economy’s performance.  Now, we’re losing jobs at a phenomenal rate, and President Trump has to do something to bring the economy back online soon, or the country will be wrecked.  Most of the small businesses shutting down are highly leveraged, and with a halt in revenues, they’re facing serious, perhaps catastrophic, consequences. The typical situation looks like a Mom-and-Pop shop of some sort, opened up a business on tight margins, perhaps by re-mortgaging a recently paid-off home. Now, shut down by order of some public official, usually a governor, county judge, city manager or mayor. they find themselves without revenue.  They have to lay off their employees, as a matter of pure financial survival, and then, within a month, they’re staring down the barrel of that debt service, and if they can’t service it, not only will they lose their business, but they might just lose everything. They’ll never be able to reopen.  They’ll never be able to call up employees and offer them their old jobs back. Instead, the avalanche will gather momentum and mass, with a mounting depression at the bottom of the hill.

I am reminded of a line by Bruce Willis in one of the many Die Hard sequels. The young guy he’s escorting to the FBI makes an off-hand remark about crashing the “system.” Willis’ character stops, and lets the kid have it a bit: “It’s not a system. It’s people!” Or something to that effect. His point was to say it is very easy to imagine shutting down a system like shutting down a computer or an assembly line.  For some reason, when people eliminate the myriad complications implied by specific, concrete human beings, it become easy to be cavalier about their disposition. The point Detective McClane was making is that “the system” is really people, and what you’re really talking about wrecking is the lives and dreams and aspirations and plans of real live people, just like you.

Democrats suffer from the same childish misunderstanding and unfocused view of the world around them. It’s easier to imagine an amorphous system that just gets “shut down.” The same is true of the economy.  They see it like turning off an engine.  Instead, it’s like putting a country’s worth of people into suspended animation, only without the preservative aspect.  The decay, the atrophy, the heart failures and the deaths begin to mount immediately. In short order, it’s much worse than any disease. Our country is much more complex than most people imagine, but the fundamentals of the situation are simple. We’re wrecking the economy, which means we’re wrecking businesses and that means we are wrecking people.  Each minute this goes on, more businesses are lost, and with them, jobs die. Most of them won’t be back, and this is where people who don’t understand the entrepreneurial cycle fail to see the real danger: Small business creates a sizable majority of jobs in the United States. If you’ve just gone out and created a business, and had it wrecked by a government-ordered closure, and probably lost substantial money, or worse, had your entire life’s work demolished, assuming you find yourself in the position to launch another business some day, would you? Why? The next time a virus comes along, the government might just shut you down again.

It isn’t simply that this response to this virus was overblown and entirely unnecessary, but that the entire methodology is bankrupt, unfeasible, and wrong. We must never permit this kind of shutdown again. Ever. Under any circumstance. We have created a situation that will take years to repair, if it can be fully repaired at all. Your individual rights are not and must not be subjected to the vagaries of virologists’ models. Your liberties must never be placed in the hands of governors, mayors, county judges, and other elected numb-skulls whose motives and decisions will always be dominated by politics, their public declarations to the contrary notwithstanding.

Ladies and gentlemen, the worst aspect of the great WuFlu shutdown of 2020 is the precedent set by permitting government to behave this way in the first place. The very idea that the government can order the shutdown of the country is a preposterous notion. This is tyranny, whether you’ve recognized it or not.  For the business owners whose concerns are now in serious jeopardy, if not already wrecked, this much is obvious. They’re carrying the largest burden in this entire fiasco, and those of us who do not bear their burdens should be thoughtful about the losses they face as a result. It is their lives and liberties, along with the properties of these entrepreneurs that have been cast onto the pyre of sacrifices created by this exercise of government authority.

I believe President Trump has been played, and the economy laid waste as a result of his desire to safeguard the lives of Americans. I believe the people upon whose guidance he relied are not all good people with innocent or virtuous motives. I also believe that certain elements opportunistically joined into this attack on our country. I know the President was trapped between doing what he believed at the time to be the best path for saving lives and what he knew would be catastrophic for the long-term economic and financial health of the country. I can forgive him for his motive of protecting and saving lives, but I’m less forgiving in another aspect: He should have recognized that the people around him were simply another brand of deep-state players, equally corrupt and equally apt to carry out a different form of a coup d’etat. If you don’t see that this has been the motive, I’d urge you to look more closely.

 

As one example, I want you to read this email from Dr. Fauci, first exposed by WikiLeaks:

 

TODAY’S PERFORMANCE

To: Hillary Clinton Date: 2013-01-23 11:21
Subject: TODAY’S PERFORMANCE

 

The Media Biden Bait-and-Switch

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Democrat-Media Complex Circling the Wagon Around Joe Biden

It has already begun. Since it has become increasingly apparent that former Vice President Joe Biden will be the Democrats’ choice for 2020, the so-called mainstream media has begun to circle their wagons in a protective screen around him.  Editing videos to exclude his most ridiculous, madcap, and explosive remarks, they’re doing their level best to hide from you how far Joe Biden has run off his rails. It’s not just that they’re a little deceitful, or that they’re using slick editing and packaging, but that they’re on a wholesale propaganda campaign by which they’re going to completely re-write not only Joe Biden’s more ancient history, but also his entire present.  They’re going to hide from the world how truly bad Biden’s condition is, at least until they can get him elected and sworn-in. Then, and only then, will they let the truth out: Joe Biden is about three minutes away from drooling down his chin.  That’s when the replacement will happen.  The Democrats are going to pull a bait-and-switch built on lies.

“Here’s good, solid, moderate Lunch-Bucket Joe. You can trust him.” If they can manage to get him through to the oval office, it will become “Poor, poor Joe. He needs to be removed for his own good and the good of the country.”

This is all they’re up to, but to carry it off, they’re going to need to get a significant number of Americans to believe it. The party faithful will vote for him because he’s their guy. No other qualification is necessary.  The bulk of the Democrat Party is Yellow-Dog these days, but the people they need to convince are the independents. This group of voters are frequently what I call “Windsocks.”  They’ll go whichever way the political and/or cultural winds are blowing.

If you want to defeat Joe Biden’s running mate(because that’s what will be at stake,) you’ll need to make that case to the Windsocks.

It’s going to astonish you.  You will come to see that the Democrat-Media Complex[DMC] is more capable than you had feared.  They’re going to whitewash Creepy Joe Biden until the casual observer(most Americans) will come to believe he’s “not so bad.” That’s the aim.  That’s the purpose for which all of these DMC cretins are now assembling, and it’s against this narrative which we must fight.

The truth is that Joe Biden has been a creepy, corrupt politician for years.  The fact is that he’s gotten away with it by being a loyal part of the DC Uni-Party.  In the end, however, the Democrats are going to pitch him over the side when it comes time.  In the mean time, they have a tall order: They need to draw the American people into electing this pig in a poke, While the #WuFlu is an opportunist’s goldmine for the Democrats, it’s just part of their arsenal. They’re going to keep this going all year long. Finally, for the sake of normalcy, they’re hoping the Windsocks will vote their way, overlooking all of Biden’s shortcomings.

That’s the game.

The Democrats’ Dog-And-Pony Primary

Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Process of Elimination or Divide and Conquer or Both?

Americans shouldn’t be fooled any longer. Whether it’s the Democrats and their pool of corrupt candidates, or the Republicans and their usual slate of acceptable losers, you need to understand how things are actually done.  You don’t really believe the selection of the President is to be left to you, rank-and-file, ordinary Americans, do you?  Please.  If I’ve learned nothing else in the years I’ve been blogging about the sad realities of both parties, it is that under ordinary circumstances, they’re never, ever, EVER going to let the people choose their own President.  Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats have any interest in seeing that much power vested in the electorate.  The party establishment picks the candidates for both parties, except in an all out revolt.  President Trump won the nomination and the presidency through such a revolt, but the establishment isn’t going to let him keep it if they can help it.  If Democrats are looking at the outcome of the current primary season in dismay, I don’t understand why.  Long ago, you chose party over any principle.  Now, they’re feasting at the table they’ve set, and yet seem to have lost their appetites now that they see the main course is a near-octogenarian duffer who couldn’t possibly win without the whole process having been stage-managed. That’s right, it’s been stage-managed, and Joe Biden will be their candidate, and if they can, he’ll be their President until they can eject him under the 25th amendment.  (That’s if he manages to survive through the convention and election.)

Folks, in 2016, the establishment was all set to pull their usual stunt on Republicans.  They had JEB Bush as their chosen man, and they had all the other smaller players meant to appeal to the various segments of the party.  For the staunch Christians, they had Santorum and Huckabee.  For the “moderate” East-coast Republicans, they had Chris Christie.  For the more secular but still staunchly conservative voters, they had Ted Cruz.  For the libertarian-minded Republicans, they had Rand Paul.  For the Cuban segment so important to Floridian politics, they had Marco Rubio.  For the moderate Republican woman who was somehow convinced that only a woman would do, they had Carly Fiorina.  For those who thought the Republicans needed to make ground in the black community, they had the kindly Dr. Ben Carson, who was apparently never all too serious about his candidacy.

All of these were to be the “non-establishment” alternatives whose candidacies would be killed-off one in turn after the other, until all that remained was JEB and perhaps somebody to whom they’d give the Vice Presidency to seal the deal.  This is how it worked in 2011-12.  It was always going to be Romney.  It’s classic divide-and-conquer.  What interrupted all of this in 2016 was one very unexpected outsider, Donald J. Trump, who observed this process play out in 2011-12.  He jumped into the candidacy in 2015 and started with an endorsement from an expected-but-not-realized 2012 candidate: Governor Sarah Palin.  From there, he took on JEB directly, and several of the easy chumps, like Christie.  He flipped the game on the establishment.  He beat them at their own game.  In the end, it came down to him and Ted Cruz, and in this way, when Cruz came home to the party after the convention, so did his supporters, and with them, just enough electoral inertia to win the general election.

What do you think 2020’s Democrat primary season has been all about?  Do you really think Joe Biden is a candidate who is in any way a viable candidate, on his own, and independent of the party’s establishment?  Not a chance.  Joe Biden is a puppet, and with his increasing dementia, he’s perfect.  Bernie will stick around, probably until the convention, so he can keep his “bros” active and engaged.  The Democrats will need as many of them as they can get on election day.  Bernie was never, ever, EVER going to be permitted to win the nomination.  I’m sorry for those who thought otherwise, but the establishment’s in a bit of a pickle this cycle, and they simply can’t permit it, just as they couldn’t permit it in 2016. In this case, their situation is even more desperate.  There’s already an insurgent in the office, and they cannot afford another.  If anybody stumbles across the full truth of what they’ve been doing all these long years, it’s curtains for them for at least a generation.

President Trump has figured out some of it, at the very least, and increasingly, it may be that he’s unraveling the establishment’s big game.  I think this is the reason Mark Meadows is now his Chief of Staff.  I think this is the reason we’re soon going to see further moves aimed at undoing some of the deep state.  What do you think this whole thing with the Novel Coronavirus 2019, a.k.a., the #WuhanVirus, a.k.a. the #WuFlu, is all about anyway?  This is all about the establishment being willing to wreck the entire global economy in order to protect their secrets.  They’re willing to kill-off human beings in the thousands or millions in order to keep what’s hidden in its present state of concealment.

Joe Biden will win the nomination, but one of two things will happen: He’ll be replaced at the convention, or if he actually runs through the general, if they can push him across the finish line, they’ll swear him in as President in January 2021, and then promptly break out the 25th Amendment to oust him.  Look at who he’s already put out there as his cabinet-in-waiting: They’re all Soros-Obama stooges who will follow orders.  Joe Biden is a vehicle, and I think his wife, Jill, whatever else is true about her, has begun to see the truth.  I think she knows, and I think she’s mortified by it.  When Joe stumbles in his speech, or goes on to his next bizarre “gaffe,” if she’s in-frame, you can see her grimace in anguish.  She seems either to really love him, or is at least guilt-stricken at what’s being done to him, or both. Whatever the case, it’s clear that Joe Biden has no business running for President, and whomever is running this operation is just using up what remains of poor ol’ Joe.  He’s corrupt, and maybe they’ll use him as a scapegoat for the whole sick affair in Ukraine and China.  There’s more corruption than you can imagine, and the DC Uni-party wants it all hidden.

I feel bad for rank-and-file Democrats, in much the same way I felt bad for rank-and-file Republicans in 2012, and in previous election cycles.  There’s nothing honest about the DC media-politics oligopoly, and there’s no chance they’ll ever willingly let the American people win and choose their own President, (or keep him,) if they can help it.  They have too much at stake.  There’s too much corruption to cover under a veil of officialdom and official secrecy.  It’s despicable.  I hope more Democrats figure out what’s been done to them, just as I hope more Republicans will figure out what had been done to them in cycle after cycle.  It’s time to begin an American party, with broad consensus on the basics, and then to clean out the nest of vipers that has been running Washington DC for most all the years of my life, and yours.  Realizing that at present, Donald Trump is actually the only vehicle for that reform is something more people in both parties should do.

 

The Enemy: We the People

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

The New Enemy: We the People

I’ve been rattling around this old world for more than one-half century. I’ve seen a lot of despicable things, and I’ve seen the media make them more despicable by their dishonest coverage. I’ve seen cabals and plots and a number of conspiracies, but I’ve never seen anything even approaching the diabolical nature of this coup d’etat against Donald Trump, the Constitution of the United States, and We, the People who had formed it.  This is one for the record-books, and it very well may succeed, because the conspirators have succeeded in doing something I knew was theoretically possible, but never expected anybody to actually undertake.  The conspirators in this plot are not only real, and not merely diabolical, but they are also smart and ruthless.  They are setting-up the most dangerous sort of trap you could imagine, and they’re going to use our constitution to achieve it.  Ladies and gentlemen, it is much worse than they’re letting on.  It’s much bigger than they’re portraying.  Both side are down-playing it as they race to that moment in which they will strike, and to whomever goes the initiative, so too will the victory belong.  The left has finally engineered their dream scenario, in which they will claim to be the patriots and the defenders of the Republic, while we, the people, are denounced and ultimately vanquished as the enemy of the United States of America.

My long-time readers will know that I’m serious, and that I’m about to make a point to which attention must be paid, but new readers may be recoiling from my thesis because it seems so…”extreme.” The climax of any scenario may seem to be extreme, particularly for those who hadn’t expected it. The finality of death may seem extreme to those who had never contemplated it.  The truth is that we now live in a time of extremes, and the question that may well confront us is whether we have the courage to face them, and in proximity to them, rise to match them.

Here’s the basic plot: Democrats and their media shield are now proceeding with their plot to overthrow the United States government in the person of Donald J. Trump. He is the duly elected president of the United States, and since his election, they have been trying to undermine and overthrow him.  The reasons are many and varied, because for the rank-and-file opponents, it is the fact of his continuance in that office against which they rebel, exerting his policy preferences on the nation, to the chagrin and disgruntlement of the leftist hordes.  For mid-level leftists, in the political establishment and the press, it is the fact that he makes bare the edifice of lies about the necessity of the whole political machinery.  He won with a fraction of the expenditures and only a tiny fraction of the number of apparatchiks customary to a modern presidential campaign.  In truth, he represents a revolution against them. For the upper-crust leftists, Trump represents another type of existential threat, made of their criminal liabilities.  This upper-crust has had its crimes white-washed, concealed, or pardoned in one fashion or another.  They’ve had their prosecutions declined, and they’ve had all their legal sins washed away, or would have, if only he hadn’t been elected.  Now, their crimes for greed and their crimes for family are too close to exposure, and worst of all, their crimes against humanity and their treason, little and large, are far too close to discovery.  For some of them, discovery would mean the effective loss of their entire lives’ toil in acquisition of ill-gotten wealth. For others, it might mean an actual loss of life, as some might even face the gallows for their crimes.

If any larger portion of this be true, then it is all the motive any collection of philosophical fellow-travelers and partners-in-crime would ever need to carry out such a plot. You can pretend to yourself that this is all too big, or that it couldn’t possibly be, but ask yourself this: If you and your spouse are now worth one-hundred-million dollars so long as the totality of your corruption can be kept secret, and your treason can be buried sufficiently, what wouldn’t you do? To what lengths wouldn’t you go? To what depths of depravity wouldn’t you descend? Which arms wouldn’t you twist?  Which debts wouldn’t you call? Very quickly, one realizes that an environment comprised of such people would shortly resemble an ecology of gangsters, every bit as lethal as any mafia the world has known.

Now you understand the motives, but now we must understand the methodology. The methodology of the left has ever been to accuse others of what it is they’ve done, or are doing. It’s a methodology that serves them well because they are in collusion with the media and the so-called “Deep-State.” In fact, it’s fair to consider them together as one contiguous, unified organism. They coordinate across levels, within levels, and across national or organizational boundaries.  They’re in everything, everywhere.  As we’ve seen, they’re in Congress, but they’re in the White House. They’re in the FBI, but they’re in NGOs(Non-Governmental Organizations.) They’re in the media, and they’re in the private sector. What binds them all together? Can you guess? Yes, it’s guilt. People like Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trade on that guilt. Strange, isn’t it? Epstein died, and almost all coverage of him has disappeared, and with it, all coverage of the guilty elites over whom he held sway, and their wrong-doings, by which he held such power.

Do you think Epstein was the only one of his kind? How many of you have even heard of the NXIVM sex-slavery cult? It was used at least in part by extortionists as a manner of extracting control, money and power over the people over which it held influence. How can it be that a thing like this exists and was prosecuted, but the bulk of Americans have never heard of it?  Don’t “google” it though. Try duckduckgo.com instead.

How can one get rid of a President like Donald J. Trump? One would have to find him guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” In the seemingly unlikely event that one can’t find any legitimate grounds for impeachment and removal, one must fabricate some. This was the basis for the whole “Russia” hoax, and it has been behind every attempt to unseat him.  In the case of this latest “Ukraine” scandal, the best primer on it may come from the unlikely source, Glenn Beck. It’s not that Beck hasn’t uncovered some interesting stories over the years, but to say that most people don’t consider him hard news so much as infotainment. Fair or not, that’s how most view him, but his coverage on the Ukraine story is exhaustive and quite detailed.

Below is a short version, but on his program on BlazeTV, you can view the full version of his explanation of the Ukraine scandal. Here, in a detailed explanation of the facts, Beck lays out a fuller picture of the scandal about which you’ve only heard but a little:

I want you to notice that this was published by Beck on the 3rd of October. I am willing to bet that almost none of you had heard of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch prior to the last couple of days, but she is a key figure in Beck’s presentation of more than a week ago.  On Friday the 11th, she was testifying before Adam Schiff’s rogue committee.  Watch Beck’s presentation, and then do the math. Beck doesn’t here guess with any specificity what might have happened to the seven billion missing dollars, but that doesn’t stop us from guessing, does it?  Clinton Foundation?  Clinton Global Initiative?  Some portion absorbed by oligarchs in payment for the money-laundering? There’s no way to say with any certainty, at this moment, but it’s certainly worth all the trouble of ditching Donald Trump.

Now Congress is carrying out a coup d’etat disguised as an impeachment.  They’re going to get rid of Trump, and you’re going to witness histrionics in the United States Senate by Republicans. They’re going to deliver the coup de grâce to Donald J. Trump. They’re going to betray the constitution of the United States, and at present, their leader is none other than Trump nemesis Willard “Mitt” Romney. He and two dozen other compromised Republican senators are going to strike the fatal blow to the Trump presidency.  At that point, you will have a choice, and that choice will come down to this:

You will either except this false procedure, and watch as the American Republic is killed in fact while a sad charade goes on ever after, or you will take up arms to stop it.

That’s your choice. The left has placed you in the position that to support the truth, and to support what is right, you will have to voluntarily choose to fulfill the role of the revolutionary.  They will portray you as the instigators of the coup d’etat.  Once they arrive at this point, their overthrow will have succeeded. Checkmate.

I’m not certain anybody on the side of the genuine patriots understand this yet.  I’m not certain everybody in Trump-land quite perceives this.  I believe what we are about to witness is either a rebirth of the genuine republic, or its final overthrow. Should you dare to rise against it, you will be portrayed as the traitors. You will face the gallows. Do you now see?  Never in American history will there have been a greater divergence of the “spirit of the law” from the letter of the law.

We are now in a race, and indeed, we have been all this time since Trump’s election. I don’t know how many of the parties involved knew they were in a race. I don’t know if it matters whether they knew. If Nancy Pelosi succeeds in carrying out her impeachment before the forces seeking actual justice can succeed in so doing, this will be the end of the United States.  I don’t know if Q is/was real or not, but I can tell you that whomever is Qanon, they knew this is a race.  Whether intended to stall, or to cover, I cannot possibly know, and only time will tell, but here’s where we stand: Trump’s forces are in a deadly race with the Deep State.  Time is short now, and I think we will be lucky to go into the new year as we entered the current one. Perhaps fittingly, the year 2020 will provide clarity.  Unfortunately, the picture we will see may be a terrible vision and a future in which justice has been thwarted.  You know what may be coming, my long-time readers, because you’re studious and because you know history. It’s up to you to prepare the rest of our population who may have no clue.  To defend the Republic, and to protect its legitimacy, oddly, patriots may need to risk being labeled rebels – to be called “enemies of the state” by the very traitors who now plot against our President, our republic, and indeed, the whole body of our people.  The framers of our constitution, and the founders of our nation knew this danger all too well, but their singularly most important historical virtue may be that they risked all for love of country. All I can say is that if President Trump calls for aid, patriots must be prepared to move.

Do as you will, but for my part, I will answer the call.

Donald Trump’s “Read My Lips” Moment

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Will he fold?

My friend and self-described “brother-from-another-mother” Youtube star Mr. L, of Mr. L’s Tavern described it correctly today. In a discussion of the choice facing President Trump with the entire Red Flag Law/Gun Control agenda, he correctly pointed to the fact that the President has made too many promises with too much resolute vigor to retreat at this late date.  To do so risks certain alienation of a substantial portion of his loyal base.  In 1990, in the midst of a negotiation with Democrats over the budget, President George H.W. Bush went along with the Democrats on a luxury tax and a number of other items.  It resulted in a shallow recession, but more importantly, it meant that he had forsaken his 1988 promise to Republicans: “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!” In 1992, Democrats, who had shoved the taxes down his throat because THEY had wanted them, took the occasion of his tax increases to hang the entire albatross around his neck. Ross Perot and Bill Clinton mocked him endlessly. The Democrats attacked and attacked. Most importantly, however, the base of the GOP abandoned him. It could even be said that the portion of the party that abandoned the elder Bush would come to be the Trump wing of the party.  In the same way, in 2015-16, Donald Trump promised repeatedly to protect your second amendment rights. No small number of conservatives supported him on this basis alone. Here we stand in 2018, and Donald Trump’s “Read My Lips” moment has arrived, just as Mr. L has described.  Well, President Trump? Will he fail us as George H.W. Bush and so many other ordinary politicians have done in the past?  We will find out in due course, naturally, but I don’t believe there’s any way for Mr. Trump to avoid his “Read My Lips” moment, and the Democrats and NeverTrump Republicans know it.

It’s why they’re pushing him so hard. It’s not so much a problem that conservatives will find another candidate, as they will simply stay home, unwilling to support him. Donald Trump should fear that, because it’s what ultimately killed McCain and Romney in their bids for the presidency. Too many conservatives stayed home.

If he goes along with all of this, that’s just what I’m going to do.

Mourning for America

Saturday, July 13th, 2019

Mourning for America

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted regularly, and I’d like to thank my loyal readers who check in occasionally. I’ve been busy at the paying job, and busy on the farm. That probably explains much of my absence, but the truth is that there is more to it than that. I’m like many other American conservatives who look around and wonder where their country has gone.  It’s dying. I can’t pretend that I feel positive about anything.  Watching the Trump administration struggle against the legions of fifth-column deep-staters secreted within the administration is simply torture.  At this rate, even if President Trump manages to win re-election, it seems as though it would avail us little more than a postponement.  The thing I had always feared is now demonstrably true: The left has so thoroughly embedded their sick ideology in all parts of America that we are watching out own children become the tools of our destruction.  Look at Google, a company I now consider to be a criminally seditious enterprise, and realize that for at least half a generation, they’ve been the source of such “knowledge” your school-aged children have been fed.  Your country is being re-populated with people who are either ambivalent toward American culture and the ideology that built the country, or in too many cases, overtly hostile to this nation and all the principles that had made it the envy of the world.  Ladies and gentlemen, I am convinced no longer of a future for the great republic to which I had swore an oath.  It’s dying, and if it goes but a few steps further, what we will experience is the final mourning for America.  I’m doing my mourning now, while there is time to remember the true value of that for which we must yet fight.

The left doesn’t care if they will burn it all down. Destruction doesn’t bother them, and in fact, it is their singular goal.  You and I have worked our whole lives long to build and create; to invent and innovate; to repair and renew the American dream and the American nation.  They denounce it all.  Their university professors are monstrous villains left over from the turmoil of the 1960s.  In the 1970s, they plotted against America(must watch!).  They plotted its diminution and demolition.  The whole time since, most of us went back to sleep thinking they had been repelled.  That was our version of falling for the notion that the devil didn’t exist.  They’ve never stopped.  They never paused.   While we went back to living our lives, they took over most aspects of the culture and the economy.  They took over education from stem to stern.  They own the media and big tech.  They own the establishment of BOTH PARTIES in Washington DC.  If you don’t think so, maybe you should let Paul Ryan tell you. He’s as indirect as ever, but the truth is revealed by his contempt. More, it was recently revealed what he thought of Trump, and in truth, Trump supporters, but Donald Trump had his own thoughts on the matter.

The throngs of illegal hordes at our borders are the foot soldiers for their overthrow of our nation.  Do you understand?  They’re supplanting us by migration and occupation.  They’re stealing our country and our culture.  We have at the moment the only politician who has tried to stop this overthrow of the American Republic, from his seat behind the Resolute Desk.  It’s fair to say that every President since at least January 1989 has been engaged in or committed to this overthrow.  Reagan was tricked into it with the 1986 amnesty deal.  All of this time, and the wreckage of our culture goes on unabated.

Working couples work their fingers to the bone, limit their procreation for the simple sake of economics, while all the takers live on the takings from their labors, raising an army of opponents to their own existence. It’s everywhere.  The welfare state, the Immigration and Naturalization (Hart-Celler)Act of 1965 has delivered the fruits it had been intended to bear: The American people and their distinct American culture are being systematically replaced by foreign nationals who no longer bother themselves about assimilation, and barely concern themselves with legality.  Of course they don’t follow our laws.  They’re here to destroy them.  They’re here to destroy your world. Think of Saruman’s legion of Orcs in the Two Towers. They were brought to the walls of Helms Deep not to subjugate a people into slavery, but to erase them from existence.  In this plot, however, many of these foot soldiers don’t even know that’s the purpose for which they’ve been assembled. Most of their individual motives are natural enough, but it is the motives of their masters with which we must concern ourselves.

Look around! President Donald Trump tried.  He did.  I don’t know that he or anybody else has the capacity to defeat them.  The so-called “deep state” is still trying to unseat him! They’re still trying to undermine him at every turn.  I know that like me, many of you undergo a daily emotional bender, like a drunk careening emotionally from curb to curb, between a glimmer of hope here or there as he fights back to the betrayals that come one right after the next, threatening to topple his administration.  We have federal judges engaged in this treason.  We have officers of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies in on the plot.  We’ve even had alleged “allies” who attempted to assist the coup d’etat while they carry out similar atrocities against their own citizens.  All of Western civilization is under attack, and like you, I go from despair to fury, while my wife calls our member of Congress and our two Senators daily.  I write emails.  I contribute to every cause I think will help.  Even there, we are too often betrayed.  The NRA is dead, for instance, and they will never get another dime from me, not even accidentally.  Instead, I am a member of and send extra money to GOA, and while I’m not Jewish, I am now a member of JPFO.  Wherever I can, I support groups that are real advocates of the right to keep and bear arms.  The NRA is to gun rights as Paul Ryan is to conservatism.  Still, many Americans contribute to the NRA out of habit rather than due to their institutional efficacy.

As I’ve explained elsewhere, when it comes to social media, I’m moving away from the biased, tired, burdensome platforms like Facebook and Twitter to better platforms like Parler and Gab and Minds. Even now, the tyrants at Apple are trying to squelch some of these new platforms by denying them access to their app store.

Only occasionally, we see glimmers of hope, even if it’s a simple display of truth in the face of pure idiocy:

The sad part is that Tom Homan is required to explain this to the blithering idiot. These people are attacking our country, the media is almost entirely in collusion with them, and unless President Trump pulls a rabbit out of his hat, I think we’ve already lost the republic.  I think it’s every bit as bad as that, as our friends and neighbors fire off their 4th of July fireworks in what seems increasingly like a memorial to a dead republic.

2020 is apt to be 1860 all over again.  We will either defeat them and put them on the ropes, or we will be faced with an all-out catastrophe that leads inexorably to the second American Civil War.  It’s astonishing and painful to think of it, but every election is one more opportunity to delay it, to forestall it, to prevent it.  In the mean time, I urge my fellow patriots to two courses that are in truth a single course: Prepare and fight. Fight and prepare.  Get your home and hearth in order for the worst possible events.  As you do, wherever you can, carry out the political fight knowing that to fail in politics is to resort to war.  Carry out your political pursuits with the fervor of those who know the truth of the only ugly alternative, opposed to the simple minds who blindly follow not knowing they are the intended cannon fodder for other peoples’ revolution. While you carry out the political battle, continue to prepare for the real one that our republic’s enemies are hoping to incite.  I will be talking about the kind of preparations you can make. I’ll be shifting the focus here a little. This may end in the ugliest of ways, and while we should fight like Hell to avoid such a thing, we must nevertheless be prepared for it, and be able to conduct it as necessary.  I really don’t wish to mourn for my country, but it may come to that, and if so, let it not be said that I hadn’t done all I could to prevent it. Prepare my friends, because it’s as bad as that. Fight with all you can on the political front while politics may still prevail, because time really is as short as that.

Turning the Court on its Head

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Supreme Scum

Antonon Scalia would spit on John Roberts’ grave if their places were reversed, but then, so John Roberts has done, many times.  Chief Justice John Roberts has taken part in the defiling of the United States Constitution. I consider his acts as the Chief Justice to be those of a usurper. I consider his acts to be treasonous. John Roberts has defecated on the Constitution. You might ask how, but by now, the method should be obvious: Pretending that an authority he does not deny the executive possesses is open to his judgments about the motives for the exercise of that authority is a legal abomination.  John Roberts isn’t a justice. He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.  John Roberts is a dictator in a black robe, a member of a theocracy the power of which is a judicial oligarchy best described by Mark Levin in his book Men in Black. Worse, the things Roberts has now countenanced under the alleged purview of “justice” have essentially wrecked the moral authority of the very institution he’d been empowered to administer.  He’s despicable.  There is no way for him to redeem his performance.  There is no way for him to undo the damage he has done but to immediately resign his seat on the bench.  John Roberts’ actions in this and other cases have destroyed the court’s last claim to legitimacy. Marbury v. Madison was bad precedent, and this is its ultimate debacle.

More, this judicial dirt-bag may have taken part in a plot to unseat or prevent the seating of the current president of the United States.  He appoints the members of the FISC(Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court) who oversee and ultimately issue FISA warrants.  It now seems clear that there may have been misconduct by members of the FISC in issuing some of the warrants, but more importantly, all of the FISC judges involved in the potential malfeasance were appointed to those positions by Chief Justice Roberts.

The central matter causing the President to seek a work-around for the Census question on citizenship is a perverse ruling in which Roberts indicated that the Commerce Department might well have the authority to put this question [back] onto the Census, but that they hadn’t explained their reasoning for so doing.  This is akin to demanding that it be explained why you spend your money on things for which you clearly have every legal authority to expend it.  It’s a legal apostasy.

It has been rumored that he is compromised. Whether this is the case, or he is independently malevolent, it is obvious that Chief Justice Roberts must be removed from the high court.  Since we have an entirely partisan House of Representatives, it would be they who would need to impeach him, and they’re not inclined to act in any way that might even tangentially permit Trump to appoint another Supreme Court Justice.  More than this, however, it seems quite plain that Roberts has been doing the bidding of Obama, Pelosi, and Schumer all along, anyway, so there’s no way Pelosi is going to move to impeach him.  No, we will have to elect a new Congress, and we will need to insist that he be impeached.

John Roberts is a counter-revolutionary scum, seeking to subvert our constitution. There is no point for people to talk about the legitimacy of this court. So long as the likes of John Roberts is among its members, its legitimacy is moribund, if not dead.  People may follow the law as a matter of duty a little longer, but Roberts is piling the kindling that could ignite with but the most insignificant spark.  Mark Levin is this very moment commenting upon the fact that people are now incensed about the direction of the nation and the dire circumstance in which we now find ourselves. He’s right: We cannot pretend we hadn’t been warned. This is now a real crisis, and those of us who have seen it coming have been ignored until it may now be too late to undo it.

I think Trump should ignore the court and do it anyway. We need to give him the House back.

 

Proud to be an American!(Video)

Friday, July 5th, 2019

President Trump hosted a rousing Independence Day celebration on the Mall in Washington DC on Thursday, the 4th of July 2019.  Complete with the Army Band, and Choir, this was an awesome display of our reverence for our National heritage and our pride in all that has gone into making this the greatest nation in the history of our world. You can watch a video replay here:

FISA Corruption Bombshell: The Most Important 10 Minutes of Video this Week

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

It’s about to get real…

I’m not going to spend too much time prefacing this video.  On Wednesday, substituting for Laura Ingraham on her 10pm Eastern “Ingraham Angle” show, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee spoke with guests Rudy Guliani, Joe diGenova, and Robert Ray.  The most important part of this video is everything Joe DiGenova had to say, and you should pay particular attention to what he says near the end about Admiral Mike Rogers. This is stunning, and what it suggests is that there is big trouble for several Obama Administration officials. Watch this video:

If what Joe diGenova asserts here holds up, and he’s got a great record for accuracy on these things, then it’s about to “get real” for some of Obama’s flunkies.  So much for Obama’s phony claims of having an administration untarnished by scandals. (Assuming you forget the laundry list of them, from Fast and Furious to the IRS/TEA Party scandal, to Benghazi, to etc…) The simple fact here is that the spying was probably used against Romney in 2012 too, making the recent behavior of that freshman senator all the more peculiar.  Does he know he was being screwed?  Did they blackmail him?  It’s hard to know, but diGenova clearly describes this scandal as stretching back more than four years before the 2016 election.  That means at least going back through the 2012 election, perhaps all the way to the Benghazi attack time-frame of 11 September 2012.

The more we learn, the more we come to find that the Obama administration is full of corruption, and if what diGenova claims here holds up, then the next two months are going to bring into the light all sorts of infamy.  It’s about time.

We Must Not Let Anything Go

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Time to Face the Music

I realize that there’s a sentiment in Washington DC that now that the whole Trump-Russia-Collusion hoax has been exposed as such, we conservatives and Trump supporters ought to just make nice with the Democrats and “let it go” for the sake of comity and bi-partisanship. That probably makes a great deal of sense to people who live and thrive in the swamp.  It probably seems reasonable to them.  Last evening, watching a few minutes of Tucker Carlson, he had Mollie Hemingway on and she mentioned that there might be some laws that would need to be re-written to prevent all of this from happening again.  I looked at my wife, an expression of stunned incredulity on my face, matched by a similar expression on hers, and we both exclaimed “re-write some laws?” Per the norm, I was somewhat more animated, but I then muted the television and went on a mini-rant about the reasons why all of the denizens of the swamp must be evicted. Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t care what talking heads in the swamp may think about it: There must be prosecutions and convictions of the guilty, followed by swift sentencing at the appropriate level, to whatever level it may rise. Screw “letting it go!” We mustn’t let anything go, and we mustn’t let the swamp-rats make it all go away, as it seems they are intent upon doing. There must be consequences, and they must be as severe as the law permits. Simply put, it’s time for the real conspirators to face the music.

Mollie Hemingway is a fantastic writer for the Federalist, and in most all cases, I urge readers to check out her regular articles.  Tucker Carlson on FoxNews can be entertaining, but at times, it’s very frustrating to watch his show because he provides a platform to such outlandishly foolish characters, and I’m fairly certain it’s intended to press all of a conservative’s hot-buttons.  He succeeds quite frequently, at least where I’m concerned.  In this case, however, I don’t think that was the intention.  The two of them seemed to be acknowledging that there was indeed a serious problem in our government and the weaponization of its intelligence and investigative agencies,  but both seemed satisfied that it would be addressed sufficiently that it never happens again.  Hemingway seemed to want a more thorough reckoning, but to suggest that a simple re-write of some statutes would suffice is absurd to me.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m sensitive to the tendencies of the swamp of DC to make conservatives go wobbly, or if it’s because I’ve become adept at judging when we’re about to have one put-over on us by the DC Uni-party, but it smelled of swamp-gas to me, certainly where Tucker was concerned.  Queue the video below:

Again, while some may be satisfied if only we re-write some laws to make sure this never happens again, but the law already forbids the weaponization of our law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and conspiracy to commit treason is already covered under our existing laws.  While we might re-write some of the FISA law, and that might limit the extent to which that particular class of abuses might occur, there are already many clear-cut laws that make much of what occurred in this instance an unmitigated attack on our entire constitutional system.  One can find many statutes that apply, so I’m not sure why “re-writing law” is necessary to the sort of reckoning that justice in this case demands.

It’s really a fairly simple thing, from my point of view.  People who we’ve entrusted with incredible power over the affairs of our nation decided to abuse that power in a way that is well beyond corrupt.  It’s clearly treasonous, and while people like Brennan, Clapper, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, and others will continue to attempt to downplay or gloss-over what it is that they had done, it’s not satisfactory that we permit this to be dropped.  There’s also the very real possibility that the previous President was directly involved in this effort, and if so, that’s a conspiracy to high treason that originated in the highest office in the land.  While many will not permit this notion to be discussed, if there was treason here, and it surely seems there had been, we must be prepared to charge that offense and upon conviction, hand out its most terrible sentences, whomever the guilty may be.

It’s clear that at least for the moment, Attorney General Barr seems to get it.  In Congressional testimony yesterday, he made it clear that there was spying on the Trump administration, and that he intends to investigate it:

I certainly hope that AG Barr thoroughly investigates the matter, and while I still have some reservations about his swampy tendencies of the past, they’ve not yet surfaced in his current tenure as our nation’s Attorney General.  People in Washington DC don’t understand why it’s such a big deal, but I think it’s worth explaining what it means to me, out here in flyover country, that the elites who carried out the fraud and treason be punished.

Most of us get up each day and go about the process of providing for our families, earning a living, staying out of unnecessary entanglements with trouble, and obeying the law of the land, all while maintaining a certain reverence for the rule of law we’ve been raised to expect from our government, and the adherence to it that we expect from our elected and appointed officials. How many of you does that describe? Perhaps a few of you have gone on to retire after a lifetime of the honorable pursuits described above. The point is that we obey the law, we respect the law, and to an extent not common in most modern societies, we revere the law.  That means that for most of us, most of the time, we recognize the significance of what has been done in the case of the conspiracy to overthrow Donald Trump, and we recognize it as treason.  It doesn’t much matter what party we may be in, but what does matter is that we cherish our constitutional system, and we know that if Donald Trump can be treated in this way, a billionaire candidate, and then a duly elected President of the United States, then we average Americans out here in flyover country are in serious danger from the runaway government in Washington DC that has essentially decided to overthrow the rules we have set for it.  President Trump clearly sees it this way too, as seen in his brief statement to the press on Wednesday morning:

Treason indeed!  It’s time to investigate, prosecute, and punish the convicted upon a guilty finding, to the extent permitted under the law, and the more lofty the office, the more severe must be the punishment.  Only then is there any chance that this will be prevented from repeating in the future, or worse, being extended down to all we citizens who merely live our lives as honorably and honestly as we know to do, and who cherish the liberties with which we have been blessed.  More than that, we require a reckoning for those who have wasted our time, money, and opportunities.  We need a reckoning for those who have effectively demolished the first half of the presidency of Donald Trump.  McCain screwed us with his thumbs-down on the Obama-care repeal, and by helping to create the Trump/Russia-Collusion Hoax, he helped to make sure that we would not be in a position to advance our agenda.  Do you doubt but that this hoax helped the Democrats and other Swamprats to wreck the mid-terms of 2018?  Do you doubt it?  Do you doubt that Ryan and a number of other GOP members of the DC UniParty to make an early escape?  Think of how many high-ranking, or long-serving Republicans quit their House seats last year.  Why?  There’s always a reason, and I think much of it will come to light if there’s a thorough investigation of the Collusion Hoax and the treasonous attempt to overthrow President Trump.

For those of you who think that we ought to simply “let it go,” I must confess that I believe you’ve lost your minds.  We cannot and must not “let it go.” We must not let the Swamp make some nominal reforms but let the guilty go un-prosecuted or unpunished.  After all, that’s part of why we’ve landed here, isn’t it?  Wasn’t it the attempt to conceal and obfuscate Hillary’s crimes part of what went wrong?  Essentially, the swamp wanted to “let it go” where Hillary was concerned, and Obama wanted it that way.  We all know where this really leads, don’t we?  This whole thing lands on the desk of the President, but not President Trump.  It must all land on the desk of the chief executive who permitted, and perhaps even directed this treason. It is time now to ensure that whatever comes next, whatever issues the country faces, it does so on a foundation of an unadulterated rule of law. The American people must have confidence, or the republic will fall.  It is time now to see that whomever had been engaged in this attack on the republic, an attack I regard as potentially more consequential for the fate of our nation, had it succeeded, we must see to it that the conspirators answer for this crime. This time, there can be no letting it go.

Time for the Sword

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Time for the Sword

In the wake of the Mueller report, with the revelation that just as the President had maintained all along, there had been no collusion between the Trump Campaign and Russia, a whole chorus of voices has suddenly erupted on the Republican side to tell President Trump to “let it go.” Notable in representing that position has been the detestable Karl Rove, who urged President Trump to “move on” and focus on attracting middle-of-the-road voters who wouldn’t like to see this continue, in an article published in the Wall Street Journal.  As for his loyal base, who knew it was all a hoax, he’s supposed to ignore them, according to Rove and other Swamp-dwellers.  I might be inclined to use different terms in a moment of intemperate frustration, but the answer to that proposition must be “no.” There must be a reckoning here, and it must be carried out with a zeal seldom seen in Washington DC.  Justice has been perverted for more than two years, really, much longer than that, stretching back through at least the whole of the Obama administration, and as I suspect, back into the Bush era, and likely all the way through to the Clinton administration in the 1990s.  If you want to know why Rove and the rest of the Uni-Party players want this shut down, it has nothing to do with getting moderate voters’ support.  It has everything to do with saving their own skins.  The truth is that Lady Justice must be loosed on the lot of them if we’re ever to drain the swamp, and President Trump must make it entirely clear that now is the time for her sword.

It’s not as though the required clean-up needs to be the only thing on President Trump’s agenda, but I also believe it’s fair to say that if he to keep his promise to “drain the swamp,” an area where he’s had only token success, he’s going to need to let the sword fall again and again on the entire treasonous cabal that conspired to deny him the office, then to confound his presidency, and finally to remove him entirely.  The problem is that this cabal had elements in the previous administration, and it had elements that were part of the large permanent bureaucracy, a.k.a., the “Deep State,” but it also had elements who were part of his own party and its extended branches of the DC Uni-Party.  It is that segment of the Republican establishment from which you will now hear the calls to “move on.” We should have learned long ago that Rove and those like him offer conservatives only beatings, but never victory.

They can’t afford for the truth to be known about their complicity in attempting to overthrow Donald Trump.  They know that if he digs very far, and if he turns over a stone or two, it won’t be only a passel of Democrats and corrupt media types that the president will uncover.  Instead, what he’ll find is the whole dirty mess of them: Democrats and Republicans; Government officials and media outlets; deep-state bureaucrats and plants within his own administration.  In short, he will find that the corruption in Washington DC is so thorough that he’s going to need more than a sword, or several of them.  He’s going to need to clear-cut the whole place.

Naturally, there are several things President Trump has at his disposal.  One is his Attorney General, and all of the investigative and prosecutorial ability that is explicitly the province of the Department of Justice.  Another powerful tool he has at hand is the power of declassification.  He can simply start exposing the “Deep State” and all of its players by simply making public what has been classified previously, often with the sole purpose of preventing embarrassment or criminal exposure of employees and officials who would otherwise be forced to answer to we, the people.  There are other less obvious means the President may employ, and while I’ve mentioned these before, I think it’s time that President Trump begins to really think through how to drain the swamp in a meaningful and thorough manner.

President Trump can break up the swamp.  Part of the problem with Washington DC is that it concentrates the whole of the Deep State in one camp, where they can collude and conspire and carry on without reference, never mind respect, to the orders of those elected and appointed over them.  The President should begin immediately to decentralize our Federal Government’s offices, for the sake of National Security – in order to avoid our government having all its eggs in one basket – and for the good health and order of the Federal Government.  He should leave only a very small liaison office in place in the District of Columbia.  Everything else should be moved out to the several states, and he should use National Security as the excuse.  In order to further drain the swamp, he should order that due to the dire risk of having all our eggs in one basket, the government will not be paying relocation allowances for employees, so they either move at their own expense, or they look for work elsewhere.  This single action would absolutely wreck the swamp.  The moaning and groaning would be loud and exhausting.  Tough.  This is what you get when you attempt to overthrow the president elected by the people you allegedly swore an oath to serve.  Besides, people in the private sector lose their jobs to relocation of plants and offices routinely.  More, they often lose their jobs because some government regulator comes along and makes a rule that puts them out of business, often arbitrarily or capriciously. Again, tough!

You might claim this is “mass punishment.”  It’s a privilege to work for our government – not a right!

The President must immediately begin the process of loosing Lady Justice.  Otherwise, his presidency will be mooted, and he will never be able to get anything done anyway, so what was the point of his presidency?  President Trump shouldn’t take advice from Karl Rove or any other swamp-rat.  His loyal supporters who stood by them against the ridicule and torment of the two years of hoaxing deserve justice too.  No, Rove is speaking for the swamp.  He IS the swamp.  It’s time for justice Mr. President, and it’s damned-well time for the sword!

Editor’s Note:  A local Talk-show host in the DFW area began a petition on the Whitehouse site to get the President to deal with the Swamp. See it and sign up here.

 

How Donald Trump Can Save the World (Or at least the Internet)

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

Trump Can Save the World… Or at least the Internet

In the wake of the horrific shooting in New Zealand, what we’ve learned is that the country is fully invested in Internet censorship.  They now threaten to jail and fine people who possess, publish, and/or share video of the shooting.  There’s no such thing as Freedom of Speech in New Zealand, and this is a spreading phenomenon as more and more countries use their regulatory power over telecommunications companies as well as plain old tyrannical law to censor their people.  We must never permit this here in the United States, but increasingly, large corporations that claim exemptions under the Communications Decency Act have begun to behave like content publishers rather than mere publishing platforms for content creators.  This is despicable.  On the one hand, Facebook claims indemnification from lawsuits because they are not a content creator, but on the other hand, Facebook wants to control and maintain veto authority over content.   President Trump must act to take this on, and one lever he has against some foreign governments deals directly with Anglophone countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.  What he must do is threaten to walk from FVEY(pronounced Five Eyes) and begin denying them access to our signals intelligence.  They already deserve sanctions for assisting the Obama administration in spying on Trump’s campaign, but this is an opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: Reform and free the Internet along with free speech or the USA will withdraw from the UKUSA agreement.

President Trump should begin on a small scale, by conquering the Anglophone world, first. The first place he must act, sadly, is in the United States.  He must put the various “platforms” on notice that if they insist on censoring content, he will be forced to treat them just like any other content publisher.  Let’s see how that goes, first.  After that, he needs to push this first to the allegedly enlightened Anglophone world, and then to Europe, and from there, Central and South America.  After that, it gets harder, but he’s going to need to tackle this.  Not only can he save the Internet, but in the process, he can save the world. You see, the Internet really only works well when free speech prevails.

This morning, GatewayPundit published an article demonstrating pretty convincingly that Twitter has intentionally depressed the popularity of @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS in order to hamper President Trump directly.  There are two things about this that must be addressed:

  1. This may constitute an illegal campaign contribution to Democrats
  2. This would mean that Twitter is acting as a publisher, and not as a platform, which would end their exemption under the Communications Decency Act

Of course, there are all sorts of other things implied in this case, but it’s clear that Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s CEO, (@Jack on Twitter) is going to have some serious explaining to do. It’s clear that his social media platform is acting more like a content provider.  I and other conservatives have noted some “Shadow-banning” in association with our own accounts, and it began in earnest once Twitter began tinkering with its algorithms.  Early on, what you got in your timeline was always in pure date-time order, meaning you got the tweets of the people you followed, and that was it.  Then Twitter inserted ads.  After that, they began manipulating who you saw, and how often, and started trying to determine whose tweets you ought to see, and whose tweets you ought not see.  Then came the great timeline kerfuffle in which they openly and brazenly manipulated the way your timeline received tweets.  The blow-back was pretty severe, so they tucked away an option in your settings, hidden in plain sight, that permits as user to revert to plane date-time ordered timelines.  The problem is that even there, Twitter is still manipulating the results.

For the last several years, it has been strongly suspected, and now proven, that Twitter has shadow-banned users and content for what appear to be wholly political motivations. “Shadow-banning” basically lets a user send out his or her tweets like normal, but those tweets are hidden from the user’s followers, and neither the user nor his followers are aware.  In some cases, they’ve used this to simply delay the posting of tweets, meaning that your tweets will ultimately be seen, but often long after their relevance has been lost.  Sometimes, this seems to be user-based, and sometimes, it’s based purely on the content of a particular tweet.

What all of this means is that Twitter is engaged in systematic discrimination against conservatives and other users they don’t like for various reasons.  This means that they’re actually designing the content of peoples’ timelines, rather than letting come what may, as should be the case if they’re simply a platform for free speech, as they claim. It’s time to address this, and President Trump has that authority.  Yesterday, Devin Nunes(R-CA) filed a lawsuit against Twitter for defamation based on these and related types of discriminatory and misleading activities.  Here’s a clip from Hannity, on which Nunes appeared on Monday:

The President is in a position to do something about all of this, and he should leverage any assistance he can get from Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and any other assets at his disposal.  If Twitter(and other social media companies) is going to maintain its exemption under the Communications Decency Act, then they must immediately cease censorship of content.  Otherwise, they must lose their exemptions and be subject to the myriad of lawsuits that would ordinarily arise if that exemption was not in place.  The whole purpose of that exemption was to create a place where free speech could reign, and not be confounded by endless lawsuits, but when the platform itself is corrupted, it becomes a publisher and not a referee preventing abuses.  That’s where the Federal role to intercede arises.

In our modern age, Twitter is just one of a number of social media companies, but as Nunes contends in his lawsuit, to remain competitive in politics, business, or almost any sort of pursuit, one must be tied into social media or be overrun by competitors.  It’s therefore essential that Twitter and other “platforms” be brought to heel, before they are making all of the decisions about who can speak in any context on any subject.  What they’re doing now is a fraud and a hoax against their users.  If President Trump wants to make a real difference, he can save free speech, and thereby save the prime value of the Internet, which is to give you and I a voice and a way to plug into the global discussion.  Otherwise, it really is just an Orwellian world of double-speak in which freedom doesn’t exist despite flowery words to the contrary.

Go get ’em, President Trump!

 

Judge Jeanine Silenced By FoxNews(Updated 2x)

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Justice Finished at Fox News

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for years will know that I’ve never been a big fan of Jeanine Pirro.  At times, I think her positions are not really so conservative, but that’s okay, because we’re all entitled to our own opinions.  If she annoyed me, I’d just change the channel, as I do with anybody else in media.  It’s called “choice,” but for some reason, leftists only enjoy non-choices disguised as choice(infanticide, for instance.)  In this case, what’s been revealed is the degree to which Fox News is becoming more and more like the other Ameriphobic news outlets.  The writing has been on the wall for several years, but viewers had reason to hope. Last Saturday, the 9th of March, on her Fox News weekly show Justice, Pirro asked about Ilhan Omar:

“Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

Here’s a clip from a Youtuber that contains the controversial clip from “Justice with Jeanine:”

Notice that the quote cited above is the quote widely cited in media, but having watched the video, in context, this question doesn’t seem extraordinary or out of place.  Given Omar’s spate of ridiculous anti-Semitic remarks in recent weeks, Pirro’s question doesn’t seem out of line.

Fox News, now apparently an Ameriphobic network like most of the rest, decided to pull the plug on Pirro’s popular Saturday evening show, bowing to pressure from Islamophiles everywhere, including in corporate management.

Apparently the opinions and sensibilities of at Fox News are those of James Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch’s Ameriphobic son, who is running the network. After her question about Omar, Pirro refused to apologize, and as of this Saturday evening, she wasn’t on the air.  Justice is out at Fox News.

Annoyed, President Trump even retweeted somebody else’s complaint about it:


Of course, this was after he had tweeted extensively on the issue, seeming to demand that FoxNews buck up and defend its hosts, including Judge Jeanine. Earlier, he had tweeted this three-part tweet-storm(part 1:)

 

(part 2:)

 

(part 3:)

 


Like President Trump, I have tired of Fox News’ endless besmirching of patriotism and Americanism, particularly when it comes to their weekend lineup. I’m also tired of their incessant sucking-up to Islam. Pamela Geller was apparently banned from the network some time ago, and Geller was an unabashed critic of Islam. Her contention has been that there’s no real difference between radical Islam and Islam.  After Fox News stopped putting Pamela Geller on the network, I knew the network was headed down the path of surrender fast.

As of Sunday, it seems that Jeanine Pirro may be out entirely at FoxNews.

What’s most sickening is that after Fox News criticized Pirro, Ilhan Omar thanked the network.

As I’ve previously reported on this blog, Fox News is going to Hell.  The few conservatives on the network won’t be able to save it from its idiotic management by #Ameriphobes like James Murdoch and his gaggle of clucking Islamophiles.  I think I’m going to switch to One America News Network. I’ve been a Dish Network customer for years, but it looks like DirectTV offers OANN, so I may be headed that direction, unless ROKU offers it.  Besides, from what I’ve seen, OANN’s reporting is decidedly not Ameriphobic.  It’s time to turn the channel on Fox News. As a whole, the network has become hostile to my sensitivities, and this silencing of pro-America(n), anti-Jihadi voices must be stopped.  Now Fox News coddles an anti-Semite like Omar, while they toss overboard a host who, despite my disagreements on many issues, is an undeniable patriot.

I hate the media Nazis who seem to have need to silence voices they don’t like.

Screw Fox News.

Update: Now we learn that Fox News has rehired the disgraced Donna Brazile, who helped rig debates by providing Hillary the debate questions.

Update 2: H/T Mr. L for pointing me to this accurate and excellent article at AmericanThinker.

See also: How Donald Trump Can Save the World(or at least the Internet)

McCain Pimped Hoax Trump Dossier

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

The Ghost of Betrayals Past

It had been suspected for some time, and as long as a year before his illness and death, many people were whispering that Arizona Senator John McCain had been involved in distributing the now entirely discredited Trump Dossier put together by Clinton Campaign operatives and smuggled into the FBI as evidence of alleged “Trump Collusion” with Russia.  It’s now known that the only collusion with Russia was carried out by Hillary Clinton’s various campaign operatives and dirt merchants Fusion GPS. Now it has been revealed in court documents that Senator McCain and at least one associate were busy pimping the so-called “Trump Dossier” all over town.  His irrational hatred of Donald Trump finally drove him to do the unthinkable: He became the tool of Hillary Clinton and the Russians. Like Mitt Romney, he decided that if he couldn’t win the presidency, Donald Trump mustn’t be permitted to win it either. McCain was used as Hillary’s messenger boy to deliver pages of the document to the FBI Director, at the time James Comey, while McCain’s associate, David Kramer, a former State Department flunky, delivered it to CNN, Buzzfeed, and the Washington Post.

Ladies and gentlemen, this merely demonstrates what we already knew: The only good thing about McCain had been his Vice Presidential pick in 2008.  In the end, he was nothing but a fake smut-merchant acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton, her most vicious associates, and the Democrat Party.  People had suspected this right along, but McCain continued to deny it right until he left the public eye.  One would have thought that in his dying days, he’d have sought to make amends for his bad deeds, since by then, it was well known that the so-called “Steele Dossier” was a complete and utter hoax.  Instead, he apparently went to his grave stubbornly refusing to recognize how he had been used due to the hostility he still bore toward President Trump, evinced by the fact that he purposefully excluded the president from his funeral.  It’s a sad way to go, bearing hatred and lies as a burden into the hereafter. After all, tradition holds that Wrath is among the deadliest of sins.

For my part, I never trusted McCain, and the way he permitted his former campaign crew to publicly smear Sarah Palin for a loss they caused with their ridiculous “suspended campaign” strategy to face the financial crisis was just another bit of insight into the man’s character.  Had he been so honorable as he’d been treated for so long, he’d have told those nitwits to shut up.  Instead, some suggest he actually directed the smears. In any event, he is gone but his lie lives on in the mouth of every media outlet, every Democrats and NeverTrumper in Washington DC, and while most will abide the notion to refrain from speaking ill of the dead, in this case, it’s difficult because the actions of the last few years of his life earned him whatever scorn may be heaped upon him, and because the record needs to be set straight.

 

Q Investigation Part 2: The Proofs

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Veracity of so-called ‘Proofs’?

Faithful proponents like to say that the proofs of Qanon are so numerous and so obvious as to make it mathematically impossible for it to be anything else.  Proof of what, exactly?  The idea is that Qanon is a military intelligence operation that has formed a unique alliance with President Trump, not only to protect him from the Deep State, but also and primarily to help him destroy the treasonous elements acting within it.  There are adjuncts to this main theme, of varying degrees of credibility.  For instance, one theme floating around is that JFK Jr. faked his death, and he’s involved with Q, or even is Q.  Apart from the fact that this seems dubious at best, it’s important to note that those who believe that particular theory are not necessarily “mainstream” in the Qanon community.  Like any such phenomenon, there are those who believe some of it without drinking the whole pitcher of kool-aid, and there are those who are “all in.”  In any event, the critical portion they believe is that President Trump is directly involved, and as a way to demonstrate this, the “anons” are always coming up with new and creative ways for Trump to demonstrate the connection is real without simply saying it. This is perhaps the biggest test of the whole Qanon phenomenon: Is it real and is it all it’s been claimed to be? Let us examine evidence they offer to see if we can decide if their proofs are true. Before we can know if it’s all that’s claimed, we ought to know if it’s even plausible.

(For those confused about Qanon, a quick video primer is here by PrayingMedic, and the first article in this series is here.)

There are many videos that attempt to make the case, but I wonder if that is enough to believe the overall theory.  For instance, if Donald Trump is actually involved with Qanon, then it would not be surprising that he could arrange these “proofs.”  That doesn’t mean that Qanon is really a Defense Intelligence operation.  It would only mean that Trump is in control of it, whatever it is.  It could still simply be a purely political operation intended to maintain control and engagement of his base.  In that case, it would be a hoax of a different sort, in which the President is the hoaxer.  I’m going to focus on those “proofs” that demonstrate an actual connection to President Trump.  The question of what that connection means, and what is the nature of the relationship and the underlying motive driving it, is a separate though closely-related question.  First, let us see if there is a relationship.

One of the forms of “proofs” offered by the anons is that in various speeches and appearances, at rallies and at other events, President Trump seems to go out of his way to acknowledge the relationship, although not openly.  Trump doesn’t announce “I’m with Q,” or something along those lines. Instead, it’s pretty clear that he makes somewhat vague hand gestures that seem to be an “Air-Q,” the letter apparently drawn by his finger in the air.  Critics have reviewed these instances, and it’s not entirely clear what it is that Trump’s hand is indicating.  The most recent instance of this is from Saturday’s CPAC 2019 speech by President Trump, as he came on stage to deliver his lengthy(and mostly fantastic) address, here captured by Twitter user mcSNez17(click the play icon at the center of this image):

 


This is hardly the first time Trump has done this. He has done this repeatedly at various rallies all through last Fall, and he’s also done something else that seems extraordinary. Last Fall, during the run-up to the elections, many Q-followers began to appear at the various rallies. As I mentioned in the first part of this series,the Secret Service reportedly began prohibiting people with Qanon outerwear, particularly T-shirts, from entering the rallies, but this hasn’t stopped inventive Q-believers from creating other items with emblems of “Q” that they then place over their clothing.  This was the case with one women at the El Paso rally in February, who President Trump seemed to acknowledge, as shown in Q-post 2695. And again, Trump seemed to make a Q symbol, as this looped video contends:

A number of the various content creators on Youtube that I had listed in the first post in this series have created videos dedicated to providing “proof” that Qanon is legitimate. Here’s a sampling from “Q-tubers:”

If you watch a few of the “proofs” videos, what you’ll notice is that a frequent form of “proof” offered is by time synchronicity. The thesis is that very frequently, President Trump and Qanon appear with odd synchronicity that defies the odds of mere coincidence. Now, if the claim was that they appeared in that order, it would be easy enough to dismiss. Anybody can spot a new Trump-Tweet and immediately post something on an Internet message board.  There’s no trick to that.  Here, in these cases, what happens is that Q posts something, and then, within less than a minute, a Trump-Tweet shows up, sometimes in the same second, and on the same subject.  There are numerous examples of these incidents provided repeatedly as “proof.”

I am not certain that this a valid methodology, for a few good reasons. Time synchronization is something that organizations spend an incredible amount of time and money to maintain.  For instance, in my own workplace, it’s important that client computers and servers are synchronized to the same time source and that time correction adjustments are done every few minutes.  Otherwise, what happens is that the servers and clients may experience some time difference creep.  In many organizations where time is critical, the time is actually synchronized from a GPS time-clock source.  On the roof of the building is an antenna designed to receive signal from orbiting GPS satellites.  Time is critical in the world of GPS because as Einstein taught us, time is a fourth dimension in addition to the three spatial dimensions with which we’re acquainted, so one of the things very important to fixing a location is time.  Many systems simply require time synchronization across machines for the sake of correct collation of records.

When you have very large systems, employing many database servers, with replication and high availability and so on, spread across large geographical distances, time synchronization is especially critical. One would have to imagine that sites like Twitter maintain a number of server farms spread out all over the country. In order to keep them all synchronized, they’d need to rely on something like GPS-based time clocks. Masterclock and Spectracom would be two examples of GPS Network Clock vendors. These are widely used in many industries. The basic idea is to have a singular time reference for every computer, switch, router, and firewall, along with other devices on your network. All of the devices check their time and adjust in tiny increments to keep all the devices within a very tight tolerance, generally for a common source.  GPS makes an excellent common source.

This all leads to the question of the difficulty in faking a small change in time from one event to another. Imagine that President Trump’s tweets are posted on the same server as Q‘s posts. It would be difficult to fake the order in which that happened. Here, however, we have two separate servers, and again, if they were in the same farm, it would be somewhat more difficult for a user to fake this time-wise sequencing, because all of the servers are likely to be synchronized to the same source. On the other hand, if a given server was looking at a different source, or was applying a different time correction, it would be simple to accomplish, even if the ultimate time source for both servers was the same GPS network clock.  I can imagine a scenario in which a user monitors an RSS feed from Twitter for @RealDonaldTrump and has a message ready to go on 8ch.net. Upon seeing the Trump-Tweet, they submit the message to 8ch.net, and if the system time on the 8ch.net server is running, let’s say, thirty seconds behind Twitter’s time, it will appear as though the 8ch.net post came first. In fact, if I had the 8ch.net server’s time running behind Twitter’s by some reliable amount, I could always make it appear that my latest Q-post came just before the President’s tweets. Somebody has recently pointed to the uncanny ability of the Krassenstein brothers(@Krassenstein and @EdKrassen) to appear at or near the top of the list of replies to Trump-Tweets with their venomous hatred for the president. I suspect they have a feed of Trump-Tweets that constantly updates, giving them the ability to respond in a very timely way, or they’ve got an inside track at Twitter.

One e-mailer asked me bluntly, so let me state the answer here: It is possible to fake time-synchronization, so I do not place any stock in the whole line of alleged “Q-proofs” that rely on the synchronicity of Q-posts and Trump-Tweets as evidence of coordination and involvement of President Trump. There would be ways to more accurately demonstrate this. One might be to create feeds of both @realDonaldTrump and of Q-posts happening separately, perhaps different frames in the same browser window, so that one could monitor in something approximating real-time as messages/tweets are posted.

If it could be categorically established that Q‘s posts reliably precede the President’s tweets, that would still only tell you that somebody with access to the President was putting up Q-posts at the same time the President is Tweeting. If one had access to @POTUS, it would be easy enough to observe when he was tweeting, and all of this assumes President Trump does all of his own tweeting.  Let me simply conclude the examination of this class of “proofs” by saying that I am not convinced of its validity. Let some enterprising “Anon” build the interface to simultaneously monitor a feed from both that cannot be manipulated, and I’ll give this another look.  On the other hand, the problem is that even if President Trump knows and is aware of Qanon, and coordinates with Qanon, the question remains: Why?  To what end?

Another form of “proofs” is for Anons to post requests for President Trump to work certain key words into speeches.  Last year, the request was made by an Anon for the President to place “Tip Top” into the State of the Union address.  While that never occurred, strangely, in the Easter Egg Roll speech, here’s President Trump. Listen closely, and notice his emphasis:

That’s a little more convincing, but it’s still not the first or only time Trump has used the term “tip top.”  Still, his emphasis in this case is a little more convincing, as he seems to call attention to it by repeating and extending to “Tippy Top.” I think to fully convince me of this class of “proofs,” it would take Donald Trump to utter a word never mouthed by any President before, perhaps something coined in more obscure circles. For instance, if “Anons” suggested that the President call his antagonists in the Deep State “Ameriphobes,” and the president actually did so, apart from splitting a gut laughing and cheering, I would surely believe in the connection between our President and Qanon.

One can go through all the alleged proofs offered, but to what end? Some of them certainly seem convincing, while others are less than conclusive. One must wonder that even if Trump is involved, how seriously ought we to take some of what Q promises?  After all, some of the things Q seems to forecast are somewhat vague, open to interpretation, and frequently imprecise.  Also, as I mentioned in my first article on this topic, Trump has been known to do some play-acting before.  Could the whole Q phenomenon simply be a Political/Psychological operation by President Trump?  This is the more difficult thing to determine, because even if Trump is “in on it” with Qanon, or even directly behind Qanon, maybe it’s all nonsense with which to manipulate his supporters.  One would hate to think that could be true, because if it were true, and subsequently discovered, it would certainly wreck any chance he had at re-election.

I’m quite willing at this point to consider that Qanon is involve with Trump.  The real proof of the legitimacy of Qanon will come in the results.  Will the things Q forecasts come to pass?  Will there be justice for the Obama/Clinton conspirators? Will the swamp be defeated and drained of its terrible power? What exactly is Q projecting, anyway?  In the third part of the series, we will examine that last question. Is Qanon really telling us anything worth knowing, or is it just a load of generalized guessing based perhaps on inside information?  Some say that we stand now on the precipice, and that the answer is due in the coming week(s.)  Justice is coming, they say, and operatives of the Deep State are about to get their just due.

We are now in the Ides of March. Andrew Weissmann is out. Mueller’s report could come any day. Will we see a draining of the swamp, or is President Trump going to be defeated by the legion of DC-based Ameriphobes? Soon, I believe all of these questions will be answered.

See also: How Donald Trump Can Save the World(or at least the Internet)

Update: Barr Validates Emergency Declaration

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Barr Lays Down the Law

As I explained some time ago, President Trump certainly has the legal authority to declare an emergency and take various actions under the auspices of the declaration, including moving around funds already appropriated, seizing private property, and a number of other actions broadly understood to be within his Article II powers. On Friday, a number of wretched Republican fools, a Dirty Dozen, joined with Democrats in voting to overturn that declaration. President Trump then immediately vetoed that resolution, and since there are insufficient votes to overturn his veto, the declared emergency will stand.  New Attorney General William Barr had a few words to say on the subject:

What Barr makes clear is what Mark Levin, myself, and many others have asserted: This is well within the authority of the President of the United States.

It’s time for the #GOPDirtyDozen to apologize to the President, and to the American people. Here’s what you can do: The next time these Senators come up for re-election, make sure they have a plausible primary challenger and send all of them home:

Donald Trump Couldn’t Be Permitted to Win in 2016

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

An Haughty Spirit Before a Fall?

One of the questions many people have about the allegations of President Obama’s instigation and ongoing involvement in the spying against the Trump campaign in 2016 is “Why would he risk it?” The argument goes that after two terms, he was done, and there’d be no reason to risk his future for the sake of a Hillary Clinton victory.  It’s well known that there was no particular love between the Clintons and Obamas, and some would argue the opposite, so why go out on a limb for Hillary Clinton?  I think I understand the answer to this question, and it really comes down to ego.  Barack Obama was one of the most arrogantly inept men ever to be elected President.  He had no skills or experience to indicate he had any qualification for the office, and as I’ve covered elsewhere on this site, even his legal qualification remains in question.  He had a particular hatred of Donald Trump, however, and it centered around that very question of legal qualification and Donald Trump’s raising of that question more than two years into Obama’s presidency.  It came down to Obama’s ego, and the fact that from his point of view, his definitive statements assuring America and the world that Donald Trump would not be president would be fulfilled.

At a Leaders Summit of the Asian Nations, held in Rancho Mirage, CA , during the height of the 2016 election primaries, on February 16th, Barack Obama had the following exchange with a reporter:

Obama’s statement in answer to the reporter’s leading question was dripping with contemptuous hubris.  Here we see the classic Barack Obama, affecting a tone and a manner no achievement of his political career had earned, dismissively asserting that Donald Trump could not be president because the American people were too wise, presumably because they’d elected him, after all.  This sort of pandering, that he ironically lambastes in his answer, is the perfect example of why Obama felt compelled to see to it that his pronouncements on Trump’s presidential future would come true.

From the time of his reiteration of this statement, it is now clear, as it was disclosed in the testimony of Lisa Page, Obama wanted to be in on every step of the sabotage of their fake investigation.  We now have good reason to believe Senator Ted Cruz(R-TX) was also targeted by the Obama operation, and for the same reason. As my readers will remember, apart from the very stubborn John Kasich(R-OH), the primaries came down to Cruz and Trump as the last remaining contenders for the GOP nomination.  Obama would cover the Democrats’ bases: Sabotage them all!

There’s no doubt in my mind, having re-watched the clip above, that Barack Obama’s motive for risking his future and reputation to sabotage Donald Trump now makes perfect sense:  He’d already repeatedly staked his reputation that Donald Trump would not win the presidency. For the sake of his own fragile ego, and for the sake of his credibility with the fawning press, Donald Trump could not be allowed to win the presidency.  Throughout his entire presidency, from the incident with his Harvard professor friend, Henry Louis Gates Jr, and the Cambridge Police, in which he said the police “acted stupidly,” he has always demonstrated his runaway arrogance.

Proverbs 16:18 counsels:

“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Frequently shortened to “Pride goeth before a fall,” if ever there had been a President of the United States to whom this bit of wisdom precisely applies, I believe it is Barack Hussein Obama II.  His pride led him to commit crimes in order to make his pronouncements come true, although some also allege darker, more directly criminal motives.  Whether those allegations are true or false, this one, pride, is certainly enough.  In any event, Obama had decided that Trump must not be permitted to win the Presidency.  He had motive, means, and opportunity. There is evidence now that he wanted to be updated on the progress of these schemes as they progressed.  Sometimes, the motive is lust or greed.  Often it’s simple pride. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the guiltiest party in the whole Russia-Collusion Hoax: Barack Hussein Obama.  Let us hope that justice will be done.

After all, given this bit, his pride deserves it:

 

America Under Attack

Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Barbarians at the Gates

Our nation is being demolished.  Our culture is being fragmented.  Our children are being corrupted.  Our institutions are being destroyed.  Our society is collapsing from within.  Our moral standards have been thoroughly undermined.  It’s an attack on all fronts.  We are surrounded, Patriots, and we are losing.  It is being carried out with malice aforethought. The attack is disguised as other things.  It’s hidden in front of your eyes, right under your nose, in such a way that you will not notice it until it’s too late.  The attack has been unrelenting for quite a few years, but now we’re coming to that moment at which we are going to be overrun.  Ladies and gentlemen, I do not exhort others to violence.  Armed conflict may be avoided for a few moments more, but that window is closing.  If this is to remain a free country, governed by its own inhabitants in the first successful implementation of self-governance on Earth, it is time now to draw near to you all whom you love and hold in high regard, to ensure that they finally know what is being done to them, and how it’s being done.  They will ask about motives. “Why would anybody want to…”  The motive is irrelevant now.  We don’t have time to talk about the “why” of it.  It’s happening.  Right now.  If you and they do not now engage, we will lose the country.  We will go out with a whimper.  The United States of America is under attack, and our time to defend her is now, and we must defend her on all fronts at once.  We are surrounded by enemies.

America is a country, and while people think of countries as being defined by geographical boundaries, language, and culture, the truth is that any country is actually defined most by its law.  The law is a nation’s expression of the meaning and purpose; boundaries and limits; language and culture.  To fully defeat any nation, an enemy must destroy all of those things, but destroy them most of all in the law.  To conquer a country is not so hard if an enemy is able to capture the law.  Ladies and gentlemen, our law is now a hostage held in the hands of a vile throng of black-robed villains who will not observe the law that had been written, but merely re-writes the meaning of the words printed on the page.  This attack had been subtle in its earliest days, but now it is in the open.  Most of us stand by, hardly noticing, but doing nothing.

Robert Mueller is the latest major tool of the attack on the United States.  He is setting the stage for impeachment of the President of the United States.  The Democrats in the House will use whatever he produces as justification for impeachment.  I want you to understand this now: When (not IF) Donald Trump is impeached, this will signal the final phase of the attack on our law and thus on our nation.  I want you to know that upon that moment, I will consider every person so-engaged an enemy of the United States, guilty of treason, and subject to the legal remedies thereto.  It’s not that I love Trump so dearly, but that I know he’s the last man in power over the government who is actually on our side.

Their Army is surging to our border.  For years, decades, they have been smuggling them into our nation in ones, twos, and tens.  They’ve done so by any and every means possible.  This is the army of their communist revolution.  They weren’t quite ready yet.  They hadn’t expected Trump’s victory.  They thought they would have a number of years yet to continue building their army.  It’s now known that since the amnesty of 1986, they’ve managed to smuggle twenty-nine million people into America. That’s an army large enough to challenge any nation on Earth, but it’s also enough to overrule you in every election.  They are on the cusp of thereby capturing the law.  Once they capture the law, there will be no stopping them.  We must stop them now, or the country is dead and will soon be buried.

Yesterday, Speaker of the House Nanci Pelosi(D-CA) was in Austin, Texas, to speak about immigration, among other things.  Among the myriad of ridiculous ideas of the Democrat (treason) Party she discussed, she said this:

“So, when we talk about newcomers, we have to recognize the constant re-invigoration of America that they are, that we all have been – our families…”

and then:

“And these newcomers make America more American. And we want them, when they come here, to be fully part of our system. And that means not suppressing the vote of our newcomers to America.”

Do you understand what she’s actually saying here? She’s telling you that they’re not going to wait for the immigration process and the limit that is citizenship in order to permit newcomers to vote.  Do you understand what she’s carefully intimating?  She wants to let illegal aliens vote in our elections.  That is the death of America.  They intend to get all of this done while impeaching the only President who has ever done anything to curtail their plot against the United States of America.

Ladies and gentlemen, if they are permitted to do this, America is over.  Do you understand?  It’s as desperate as that, and if your relatives and friends who generally prefer not to get involved in politics simply lay back and let this go, it’s over.  Within a decade, the country, which many of you already consider unrecognizable from a few years ago, will think you had landed in Guatemala or Venezuela.  There is no gated community in which you’ll be able to hide.  There’s no mountainside bunker in which you’ll be able to hold off the hordes.  This is being done, and if Trump is impeached, there is nobody left to stop it inside of government.  Pence won’t stop it.  As you’ve seen, there is not a single damned Republican in Washington DC who will stop it, unless his name is Trump.

Anybody who tells you different knows what they are telling you is a lie stated in an attempt to put you back to sleep.  Just a little longer.  They just need a little longer, and they just need Trump ousted, or paralyzed.  Your country is being overrun. Seventy-six thousands of immigrants last month! At that rate, your country will be dominated by illegal immigrants in no time.  Then, Nancy Pelosi and her cronies will make voting by non-citizens legal.  They will capture the law, and your country will be wrecked by the law.

Do you understand? It’s happening. They’re doing it to us. They’re using their power to make us submit. Once illegals vote, how long before the Second Amendment and the First Amendment are nullified or even amended out of existence?  It’s not my intention to provide a breathless commentary, urging you to action, but by all that is Holy, it is time for you to gather the family and friends ’round and tell them what’s really at stake.  Show them.  Take the time and show them.  Explain to them.  You have the ability.  My readers are not intellectually insubstantial people.  I know this from the quality of the emails and comments I receive.  You all know what’s happening.  The fact that I don’t particularly love Donald Trump’s past personal conduct is not going to prohibit me from having his back in this war.  He’s the last thing standing between us and the abyss.  He must know we have his back. All we patriots must say so, loudly, now, and with once voice.  We must make it so loud as to strike fear in the hearts of the enemy.  The enemy may not be stayed much longer, but if President Trump calls upon we patriots to defend the constitution, I will respond, as vigorously as my middle-aged body will permit.  We must retreat no further.

I will uphold my oaths. This, I will defend.

 

Editor’s Note:  A late-breaking bit of news on the legal front as Mitch McConnell now says he’ll use the “nuclear option” to get Trump’s nominees through the Senate. I wonder what sort of concession he’s managed to secure in exchange.  This is why we must support our President, lest he be backed into a corner.

Who Or What Is Qanon?

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

The left says it’s a bad conspiracy theory by and for dolts who support Donald Trump.  The media, despite defaming Qanon as a conspiracy theory for brain-addled nitwits, gives this alleged “conspiracy theory” a great deal of print coverage on the Internet, but very little coverage on-air or in actual newsprint.  Why not?  Meanwhile, the very cynical NeverTrumpers either allege(like the left) that it’s a conspiracy theory, or that it’s a psychological operation by the Trump 2020 campaign, as a means and method by which to both recruit voters and also campaign volunteers(all of whom are presumably idiots because they support Donald Trump.)  There is a growing segment of our society, however, among whom Qanon carries great credibility. For them, it’s very nearly an article of faith.  Whatever Qanon is or isn’t, it’s becoming more and more difficult for the media to ignore, with giant “Q” signs showing up at Trump rallies across the country.  I wonder why the media doesn’t ask about “Q” at Whitehouse press briefings.  I wonder why it gets so little coverage on broadcast and cable television.  What do you call a “conspiracy theory” that the mainstream media largely refuses to cover in mass distribution despite its apparent growing reach across the country and around the world? Who or what is Qanon, anyway? Is he/it going to help President Trump vanquish the Deep State?  Is he really a “they?” What may be the most shocking part of this “conspiracy theory”could well be the discovery that it’s not a theory at all.

I began researching this subject a short time ago when somebody who follows me on Twitter contacted me via private messages about it.  In retrospect, I thought at the time that I had run across this someplace or another, but hadn’t given it any attention.  I think I saw some Q signs in a crowd either during a Trump Rally or perhaps in replay coverage last Fall.  I may have raised an eyebrow, but didn’t pay it much attention at the time.  In any event, it was also mentioned in comments on this site by a long-time poster, and while the Twitter follower had piqued my interest a bit, the long-time poster got my attention.  That poster provided some links, and some back-story information, some of which I’d already uncovered in my preliminary research, but some of which was new to me.  What I discovered is that there’s a growing community of people who definitely subscribe to this developing story, whether it’s conspiracy or real, and that fact is by itself all the justification I needed to investigate in earnest.  After all, for every person who exposes his or herself on the Internet, even in approximate anonymity, you must know that there are generally a dozen or more “lurkers” who read but never engage, for various reasons.  I know this to be a fact because at the peak of this blog, back in 2011-12, as many as two thousand people would read each of my posts for every one who commented.  Most people don’t want to create an account, or log into a website, or remember another damned password.  When I see evidence that hundreds of thousands of people are in some way participating in the Qanon phenomenon, I know that the actual number of people may well measure in the millions, or perhaps even tens of millions.

When you have any phenomena in any continental civilization that reaches even one-percent of the population, that is bigtime.  Less than two percent of our population watched the last game of the NHL’s Stanley Cup, last year. Less than two-percent of our population viewed the most recent episode of Empire, in which the now-controversial Jussie Smollett is an actor.  I had never heard of Smollett, but then, I’m a poor gauge of the popular culture.  Certainly, however, a movement that seems to have generated a whole cottage industry of Youtube Channels and websites that provide constant coverage of “Q” is not to be ignored.  Tallying the top dozen or so channels’ subscribers, the total comes out to well over a million, but that’s just subscribers. Some of the individual videos have many more than one million views, and some of them accumulate these large number of views in very short periods. If a video is garnering four or five times as many views in a week as the channel has subscribers, that’s an indicator of a large lurking audience, but when you see this consistently in viewership of a Youtube channel, what it means is that there’s a large, lurking audience that prefers to remain anonymous on principle.

In considering this Q phenomenon, what I hope to do is to determine whether there’s any veracity to it.  It’s a very detailed sort of story, but like all things even remotely political, the first question I have with this “Q” phenomenon is the underlying motive driving “Q.” There may be more than one person behind this, but still, there is some highly organized motive for pushing this.  It could be genuine.  It could also be a giant disinformation campaign and distraction.  It could be a campaign operation for Donald Trump or for one of his opponents, declared or undeclared for 2020.  It could be a foreign government, including the Russians, or it could be a past nemesis playing games at the expense of Trump’s supporters.  It could even be a collection of teenagers spoofing adults all over the globe and having one Hell of a good laugh at their expense.  One of the best clues we actually get comes in the examination of motives combined with the information provided to date by “Q.”

The stated motive is along the lines of communicating with patriots about what President Trump is doing to fight the deep state, along with assisting the President in that pursuit.  That sounds comforting, and it surely appeals to all the people who in their fondest wishes would like a superhero to come save us from the Deep State and its parade of villains.  Another possible motive would be money.  Imagine the advertising revenues one could rack up on Youtube and other platforms if you could generate tens of millions of views.  Of course, this must be tempered by the fact that Youtube and other platforms seem to be actively suppressing Qanon-related content, in part by de-monetizing some Q-related videos. (Some of the channel owners have bitterly complained in some videos I’ve seen.)  On Facebook and Twitter, Q-content seems to get suppressed.  Even so, the current strategy for circumventing this is to use graphical memes to carry the message, because those are so much more difficult for automated systems to screen and censor.  One “Q-tuber” seems to use code to speak to his audience, referring to Qanon as “our favorite anon.”  In fairness, however, I must state that it seems as though most of these purveyors of all things “Q” have absolutely no apparent commercial motive to speak of, while just a few seem to be more “about the Benjamins,” but even for those, that still seems like a secondary or tertiary concern.

Setting aside the stated “good intentions,” let’s examine what, apart from the purely commercial, could be among the motives of Qanon.  If I were a President under siege by a deep state, I would like a Qanon-style operation working on my behalf, but aren’t there easier ways?  It is true that the mainstream media is highly controlled so as to prohibit Trump from having much direct interaction with the people.  The State of the Union, earlier this month, is a great example of why the media wants Trump’s direct communications with the American people strictly limited, and why they wish to create a certain image of Trump that does not comport with reality, but creates a false reality they want their viewers to absorb.  This is why the media hates Trump’s use of Twitter, but they eventually remedied this: At first, they covered almost every Tweet; then they became better at framing those Tweets in a manner that was more derogatory to the President.  Still, they can’t put words in his mouth, much as they might like to, but they can misrepresent context.  For this reason alone, it is understandable why a Qanon-like character would certainly be a desirable thing, carrying the President’s water to the public, but bypassing the media.

I also think that if this was bad actor, the President would quickly send forth emissaries to disclaim and disown Qanon.  Imagine what the Democrats and other Deep-State dimwits would do with such a thing if it could be traced back to Russia, or some other locale indicating nefarious origins and intentions.  They would crucify him, and the subsequent impeachment and Senate trial would have been over some time ago.  Hell, Mueller would have been on the case!  He would have ordered a 6am raid on Q-Central, wherever that may be.  More curiously, the press has been mostly hands-off on broadcast and cable television, and in printed versions of their publications.  Online articles are one thing, but they seem to intend to periodically  flood of the zone, whereby somebody new, only now becoming aware of the Qanon phenomenon(much like me,) would do a quick Google Search, finding that the overwhelming majority of the first one-hundred links are highly critical and all refer to it as a conspiracy theory.  Go search for “Qanon” on Google.  (Myself, for the moment, I prefer duckduckgo.com as my search engine.)  I can almost guarantee to you that the linked results account for many fewer page views than the number of total Youtube views, and this means it’s been put in place as a deterrent or smoke screen.  To what end, I cannot yet say, but this is the obvious truth.  It’s also interesting that if you look at them by date, they seem to come in waves.  All of the outlets publish something within a couple of days of one another, followed by silence, perhaps for months, and then another wave comes in.  This is classic disinformation, and the media is carrying it out with apparent zeal.

The reason this is done is fairly simple: Most search algorithms include a weighting of some sort for recency.  Search engine users generally want newer and therefore  more relevant content, in general.  If all of the big media outlets post anti-Qanon content in the same week, they will all age at approximately the same rate too, with respect to the search engines, which means people like me, who may post about Qanon just once will eventually come in as being more current/recent in the search results.  Since I’m not part of their narrative, that’s bad from the suppressors’ point of view.  Periodically, roughly every three to six months, it seems, a new litany of anti-Qanon articles is published.  The same seems to be true on Youtube.  A spate of videos appear from different media sources, all at once, and all with the same theme: Qanon is a conspiracy theory and its adherents are kook-ball, tinfoil-hat-wearing, right-wing, Trump-supporting morons.  It’s so consistent that it’s clearly orchestrated, or at a minimum, herd-directed reporting.  Again, you can search it yourselves. Go to Youtube, and you will see that if you search for “Qanon,” almost all of the top results will be from around six months ago, and it will include videos from large left-wing outfits like MSNBC, as one example.  This is the trend you will see again and again.  If Qanon is really just a silly conspiracy theory, why are all the big outlets expending so much time on it, and why with such regular synchronicity?  Perhaps more importantly, why is it now penetrating into the popular media culture space.  Just days ago, Qanon was mentioned in the popular television series NCIS New Orleans.  I don’t watch any network television, so I didn’t see this, but it’s become big news in the Q-world.  Even though here too, it was defamed as a conspiracy, the fact that it garnered any attention in a major television show acts as a gauge of the phenomenon’s growth.  Here’s the clip:

The major media uses their television shows to push narratives they want to see active in the culture.  There’s not a reader of this blog who doesn’t know that, hasn’t noticed it, and hasn’t become sick over how media has been used for at least two generations to besmirch all things conservative, and all things patriotic.  The anti-American bias is a theme that has dominated mass media in the US for a long, long time.  The thing to note is that it’s a powerful tool, and the purveyors don’t generally waste it on things of little or no importance.  Prime-time television space is literally gold, so that you don’t waste part of a scene attacking something you don’t think warrants suppression.  Remember, it’s all about marketing and positioning: Just as they want to associate conservatism with all things bad, evil, hateful, and vile in the world, so too do they seem intent on similarly besmirching Qanon and its followers as crazy conspiracists.  If there’s nothing to see here, why bother?  The answer may be as simple as this: Despite other ongoing attempts to suppress Qanon‘s growth and reach, they’ve failed, and the growth has occurred and the reach has spread. Why would they wish to suppress it?  Well, obviously, it’s because they’re Deep-State shills… or it could be a simpler commercial motive: If you’re spending your time researching Qanon, you’re not consuming as much of their bilge.

Another reason could be that they’re actually behind it.  If one wanted to watch Trump supporters jump through hoops in pursuit of their tails, this would be a fine strategy.  Hell, they already know that the intended audience is not reading, watching or listening to their garbage most of the time, so why not torment them a bit?  After all, since the audience in question considers this collection of outlets to be “FakeNews” anyway, why not give them a real taste of “FakeNews?”  Again, the problem here is that if this were the case, you would expect the Trump team to put out the word that the Qanon phenomenon was a hoax, and part of “FakeNews.” No such disclaimer seems to have been forthcoming.

Or has it? One of the things I found in my research was the claim that the United States Secret Service was prohibiting people from entering Trump rallies while wearing Q-themed outerwear.(T-shirts, etc.)  This seemed to have occurred in the wind-up to last Fall’s elections. This story was posted on the DailyBeast, a publication that is as fake as FakeNews gets, but this claim appears to have been true. It was explained away in Q-posts as the result of some deep-state operative calling in threats against the President referencing Qanon.  That’s a nifty story, and it surely would explain why the Secret Service is keeping Q-merch out of rallies, but not so fast.  The Secret Service isn’t generally staffed by fools, and I doubt whether such a thing would go on for long unless there was a serious threat or the President and his people ordered it. It’s a good deal to explain away, and just a bit too convenient. What if the real reason the Secret Service doesn’t wish to let Q-shirts into rallies is because the President doesn’t want to associate even an implicit endorsement with this Qanon phenomenon?  Or, what if the President doesn’t want the media to give coverage to Qanon because it is a political operation that is part of the President’s campaign, and another fake persona thrust into the limelight by Donald Trump might be embarrassing.  Remember John Miller?  Is he Q?

I jest, but only slightly. One of the things that has appeared in all the Q posts is this: “Q+.”  I can hear the collective groans of my readers.  Yes, when Q+ appears as the signature at the bottom of a post, (rather than the simple “Q,”) it is alleged to either be the President himself, or alternatively, posted in the presence of the President or with his knowledge/consent, depending upon whose particular interpretation you accept.  If Donald Trump can play John Miller, surely he could play Q or Q+(or both.)  In any event, I find some of the Q-posts humorous even when the subject is deadly serious, because here, Barack Obama is invariably referred-to as “Hussein.” If nothing else, it should make all but the Deep-Staters smile.

Let’s summarize some things, so far: Qanon is alleged to be some sort of intelligence officer(or collection of them) who are working with Donald Trump to vanquish the Deep State.  Qanon posts information in “drops” that convey information that at times is very specific, but also sometimes vague, and encoded.  Very often, information is provided in the form of questions that seem to lead inexorably toward a single logical result.  The poster(s) known as “Q” has freely admitted that disinformation is included in some “drops.”

You can visit the following sites for more info:

  • Qanon “drops” can be found here: https://qanon.pub/
  • They can also be found here with added features(for example, the President’s tweets, toggled by clicking a button at the top): https://qmap.pub
  • So-called “proofs” of the legitimacy of Qanon can be found here: https://www.qproofs.com

Here is a list of some popular Qanon-content Youtube channels(a.k.a. “Q-Tubers“):

There are numerous others, many, but these appeared most often in my searches for content, and I must admit humor is a winner with me, so IPOT was my favorite, based purely on delivery and production value. PrayingMedic seems much more serious and sedate. Some of them have voices I just can’t take, and while that’s surely superficial, it makes it harder for me to listen to them. Others, like Craig Mason’s Reasonable Conversation Channel, I just want to tell him to a.) shave, and b.) stop grinning. I know, I know, that’s probably tough advice to swallow coming from a guy who has a face for radio and a voice for print, but again, you just have to call the balls and strikes sometimes. Some of them certainly work harder to deliver interesting content, and some work harder at delivery, and some frankly should stop cluttering the Internet with their babble. I’m sure they’d say the same of me.  One of the quickest ways for a so-called Q-Tuber to cause me to punch out is to talk about 9/11 conspiracies, or other such well-debunked nonsense.  None of the videos I’ve viewed by the list of Q-Tubers above(so far) have mentioned outrageous 9/11 conspiracies of the sort for which Alex Jones has been the purveyor.  Apparently, there’s also a sidebar about Alex Jones and Jerome Corsi that needs to be covered at some point.

Of all the Qanon-related content I’ve encountered so far, that which drives me right to the edge is the decoding videos on Youtube where various forms of Gematria decodes are done with the most tortured logic and fantastic assumptions.  Frankly, I can take just a minute or two of those videos before I’m ready for a rubber-padded cell.  The poster(s) Q frequently exhorts readers to “Learn our comms.”  If their communications involve Gematria decoding, I’m likely out.

For those of you who, like me, are just now becoming acquainted with all of this Qanon business, I beg your indulgence as I continue my research. The material above should provide a good starting point for those of you interested in researching this subject, but if nothing else, ought to provide you a little entertainment.  I’m far from a conclusion on what I think of the veracity of this story, and my default position is to side with David Hannum, who purportedly said of PT Barnum’s Cardiff Giant hoax: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”  Still, there are some tantalizing details here that seem more than mere coincidence, and  deserve to be ruled-out by facts before dismissal.  I’ve always been a sucker for a good mystery or spy novel, so while some of this research can be tedious, at least it’s not completely dreary. I’d also note that if some of the information posted by Q is accurate, we’re even more vastly under-served by the grotesquely corrupt mainstream media than even a cynic like me had dared to imagine.

In the next installment, I will discuss so-called “Q-proofs,” which is a class of circumstances, events, images and items of news that would seem to lend more credibility to the Qanon claims. I’m still not sure what to think of this, or how seriously to take it, but for the fact that it appears a fairly significant number of Americans seem to believe some or all of this story.  It may all be a hoax, or it may be deadly serious, but I’m not yet convinced either way. I am covering this because some proportion of my readers have now requested it, and because anything that has hundreds of thousands or even millions of Americans this engaged is something that demands examination.  Other than to cast aspersions, the lamesteam media certainly isn’t investigating it very seriously.

To be continued.  In the meantime, I leave you with the latest Q-video from IPOT:

 

Some Unsolicited Advice for @POTUS: No Deal!

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Time to win!

I realize that much of the news I see in popular media is fakery and propaganda.  I don’t trust media outlets because it seems as though none of them can restrain their intense desire to shape events, policies, and the nation at large.  They all have an agenda. All of them.  Even me.  My agenda is a rather less ambitious thing.  I don’t want fame or money or prestige.  All I want is my country back.  I want what so many millions of others who voted for President Trump wanted when they donned their Make America Great Again caps: I can’t buy politicians, and even if I had the wherewithal to do so, I’m fairly certain I’d have instant buyer’s remorse.  Politicians are a shady lot, which is why so many Americans voted for Donald J. Trump: They expected something different.  They expected that for all of his imperfections, his personal foibles and so on, that he would stubbornly do what he promised to do.  If it were mine to do, I’d tell President Trump that I’m glad he’s kept the promises he has, but that I’ve also seen a few that were quietly broken.  I’m happy that he fights where others would surrender, but I’d also tell him that there are some fights he must still undertake on our behalf.  Lastly, I’d tell him to begin firing almost all of his staff, particularly all those who are fixtures in Washington DC.  He doesn’t need them, and he shouldn’t listen to them, because they aren’t serving him well, never mind the country at large.  Mr. President, the people in Washington DC didn’t vote for you in 2016, and there’s virtually no chance they will in 2020.  If you hope for re-election, you must stop listening to people who hate you, and decline their ridiculous ‘deal.’ Declare an emergency, build the wall, and shut down the government until Democrats and DC-beltway Republicans squeal.

I know it’s fashionable among politicians these days to remain in campaign mode on a perpetual basis, but I believe that’s a mistake in this instance.  President Trump is very good at campaign mode.  Still, I think he’s worked that angle well for the moment at hand: If the DC-insiders’ crowd attempt now to interfere and obstruct, both Democrats and Republicans, President Trump will have the golden opportunity to make plain to the whole country, most importantly that seventy-two percent(!) who agreed with his immigration prescription post-State of the Union. He can slay these DC dragons as a warrior.  As Mr. Trump can surely explain, sometimes the answer must be simply “No Deal!”  How often does a politician take the side of the American people?  How often do they sell us out?

Mr. President, on the slim possibility that some tiny bit of the sentiment herein contained can waft its way to you, I urge you: Ditch the deal.  If the DC Republicans won’t assist you, be prepared to ditch them too.  You can go on a tour of the country having rallies in the home states of the obstructionists in both parties.  Start with Kentucky.  Tell the whole truth. The Democrats are despicable and some of the Republicans are just as bad.  Tell the American people what goes on.  We’re adults.  We can handle a little sausage-making messiness.  We’re Americans!  Just hit us between the eyes with the truth, but whatever you do, don’t surrender to the rotten SOBs in Washington DC.  They’re like vultures, circling you, hoping you’ll fall to your knees.  Don’t do that for them.  Don’t do that to us!

Mr. President, I have heard you say that we will never surrender and never give in.  This is your first-term moment to make it or break it, and either take re-election in triumph or bow out in defeat.  You have them where you want them.  For once, we who have waited for this moment, the moment when victory is in sight, let us win.  Take up the standard and charge!  We’re with you!

It’s time to defeat them, Mr. President!  Their Russia hoax is drawing to a close.  Their lies to the American people cannot overwhelm the true message you gave to the people on the occasion of the State of the Union.  It’s time to close it down again if need be.   It’s time to shove this down their throats.  We’re with you, Mr. President.  We all know their offer is a farce.  It’s all intended to screw you and us.  They hate us equally, you know:  We for electing you, and you for not being one of them.

For once, we seem to have a courageous President who is with us for a change.  No crappy deals, Mr. President!  Not now.  We’ve fought too hard.  You’ve scrapped for every inch.  You’ve led us to the brink.  We’re not afraid.  They are.  We’re not quitting.  They are.  We’re not buckling.  They will.  It’s time to demolish them, Mr. President, and we’re here to help you. It’s time to win, Mr. President!

Supine GOP Sabotaging President

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Who’s Watching His Back?

One of the things I have learned to hold in utter contempt is the slack-jawed, sycophantic, preternatural losers in the Republican Party.  In the main, they populate Washington DC, whether in government, media, or the political consultancy, although one can find them in state capitals around the country too.  These people don’t seek victory so much as extensions to their hold on influence and power.  In one sense, they’re part of the deep state, or at least functionally serve as an extension of it, but what one learns about them by careful observation is that they don’t care to win, at least not in the way their outside-the-beltway Republican brethren would understand victory.  When Trump talks about “winning,” all they see is danger, and wherever they see controversy, they are sure to seek cover elsewhere.  They’re not of us.  They’re weak.  They’re spineless.  They’re sneaky and vindictive.  They see President Trump’s State of the Union address as further evidence that the man is un-presidential.  Like the Democrats, they believe that Donald J. Trump must go.  From their perspective, flat on their backs and looking up at the world of real humans, there’s no reason to fight.  They think it’s nice down there on the ground, slithering around on their bellies while begging for crumbs from the globalist left.  To maintain their positions as deep-state bottom-feeders, they’re only to happy to participate in the sabotage of this President.

I was listening to the excellent but unusual opening to the most recent segment published by my friend Mr. L, of Mr. L’s Tavern.(You really should listen, as it’s a hoot).  I laughed heartily at the depiction.  What he portrayed in his opening is something I know all too well.  It’s almost precisely the same interaction I’ve had when I receive calls from the NRCC or Senator Cornyn’s campaign, or the campaign of my own House representative, or other political fund-raising efforts of the GOP and its political affiliates. These days, some of them use robo-call recordings that are fairly sophisticated, and it’s easy to be fooled by the best of them.  Occasionally, they’re still using actual human callers, for whom I always feel pity.  Imagine having to call to beg for contributions for my own Senator, John Cornyn(R-TX.) Imagine having to read a script laden with boilerplate schlock that is designed to offend as few people as possible, while saying precisely nothing of worth, and simultaneously promising to do everything and nothing for everyone and no-one all in three or four sentences.  They don’t have any but canned responses, and they can’t really answer for the party machine that pays for their service, but they’re obliged to listen to almost anything you might say so long as you refrain from terroristic threats or outright verbal abuse.  Whether anything you say is ever passed back to their masters remains doubtful, because I have been unable to convince them to cease.

Yes, yes, I strongly tend to vote for Republicans, and yes, I show up on election days.  Yes, I regularly give to political campaigns and politically-aligned causes in small sums that I can afford, (which isn’t much,) but none of this implies that I’m going to accept the GOP sing-song blindly, or that I’m going to donate to a party that undermines me, or the agenda items of our President when I happen to support them.  Mr. L’s point is not lost on me, because that’s what these jerks in Washington DC actually expect: I should remain supine as they walk over me just as they do for the Democrats!  Like Mr. L, I have no interest in funding a party that does not share my values.  These DC Republicans actually oppose a wall, and they oppose immigration enforcement, so that anything they say to the contrary is just part of the show they perform as the means by which they intend to bilk you and me of our cash.

It’s precisely as though when we expressed that we want Trump, and we want him because he promised to secure our border and build a wall, even if it means declaring an emergency, they preferred to believe that we hadn’t meant it.  Their beltway bubble gas-lighters have told them that we, you and I, out in “flyover country” are just having a temper tantrum, just like back in 2010.  Certainly, you remember the Tea Party.  Just as in those days, they don’t believe we’re serious, and don’t believe we can’t be steered onto some other course.  They belittle us and bully us, but still expect us to pay for it all.  Can you imagine the unmitigated chutzpah it must take to believe such a thing?  In their view, we should pay for the party and volunteer for the role of the butt of all the jokes at the party besides.  All this they expect, so that perhaps their DC masters will occasionally grant the favor of letting them to rise to their knees.

Meanwhile, our president is fighting like Hell to uphold his promises.  Some have said “well, he’s only trying to uphold his promises for the naked politics of the matter, but he doesn’t really care about a wall.”  When people make statements like this, do they believe they’re going to obtain some sort of Kreskin-like command of their audience’s attention?  Do they believe they’re saying something unknown to their audiences?  Of course it’s politics.  Whether Donald J. Trump believes in a wall himself or not, even if it’s “only naked politics” that drives him to keep his promise, I say “GOOD! GREAT! FINALLY!

One of the biggest scams in politics is the presupposition that the best and most mature politicians are those who will disregard the will of the electorate, ignoring the people who elected them in order to carry out the policy preferences of… who, exactly?  The wizards of smart?  The brilliance of lobbyists?  The interests of the global corporatists, or the corporate globalists?  Media moguls or their sock-puppets?  You see, it’s always portrayed as the evidence of wisdom, and a sign of maturity, and we, who elected the politician, we are supposed to simply nod in affirmation and agree: “Yes, we voted for this politician to do something completely different, but now that you’ve shown us the error of our preferences, we will continue to support this politician.”  Really?  When people try to convince you of this thesis, you’re right to reject them as con-artists.

In Washington DC now, they’re back on their heels for a few moments.  President Trump’s State of the Union address was well-received throughout the country with as many as eight in ten viewers approving his address, and as many as three of four approving of his immigration ideas.  That’s a stunningly good performance, but the media mavens were quick to remind that these were only “flash polls” taken in the immediate reaction to the speech, (and therefore will not represent the longer-term view of the people after the media has had a week or two in which to propagandize them into a different impression.)

This is an unpleasant circumstance for the DC-beltway crowd and their globalist masters.  They aren’t accustomed to being told “no,” and particularly not by the voters, for Heaven’s sake.  They are out to wreck Trump, and this is why as Mr. L pointed out, some forty-odd Republicans quit the House last Fall: They don’t support his presidency, and they’re not going to be participants in furthering his(meaning our) agenda.  Why would a relatively young man like Paul Ryan give up the House Speaker-ship so easily?  Why would the collection of them, nearly all of them RINOs, simply retire?  They also announced their retirements relatively late in the cycle, with the clear intent of making it more difficult on Republicans who might seek to fill their vacant seats.

In the Senate, the sabotage will be more direct.  This chamber-full of gargantuan egos is populated by people who think the sun rises and sets at their bidding.  People like Mitt Romney(R-UT,) embittered over his 2012 defeat, seems intent on replacing John McCain as a perpetual thorn in Donald Trump’s side, and just like the deceased Arizona senator, a constant pain in our asses to boot.  When you add the list of usual suspects in the GOP to the Democrat Caucus of Doom, it’s easy to see how Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R-KY-the state, not the lubricant) will be able to torment the President any time he wishes.

As Mr. L also pointed out, since the State of the Union, suddenly, there has erupted talk of a “deal.” In the deal there will exist numerous poison pills that the surrender caucus of the GOP in both Houses will happily accept, knowing that they will damage President Trump with his base.  There will be DACA extensions, and Amnesty, and and every conceivable manner of betrayal of his base, desperately hoping to tempt the president to accept the deal, while simultaneously wishing to bash him over the head with it if he signs.  What they cannot permit is that he would declare an emergency, fully unleashing the power of Article II of our Constitution and securing our border with guards and barriers(or walls) and electronics and soldiers and alligator-infested moats along with the Army and the Border Patrol and ICE carrying out interior enforcement.  They’re most terrified that he’ll actually secure the border and then follow up with a deportation binge.  That won’t be permitted, if the supine GOP saboteurs have anything at all to do with it.

I’m afraid that Mr. L’s over-arching point is quite correct: These corrupt bastards who run the GOP in Washington DC don’t want Trump(or us) to win. They’re sick of him winning, and the reaction to his State of the Union address suggests that he’s made his case to the American people.  This is why suddenly, they’re talking deal, but stubbornly, they are going to insist on poisoning it.  The President should not accept such a deal, because it’s precisely the sort of failure we’ll understand as a betrayal.  I think President Trump understands this, and if my suspicion is correct, they’re going to offer some ridiculous deal, knowing that it will wreck him.  If they do, he must remain resolved, explain to the American people why the deal is worthless, and then declare the emergency to build the wall and secure our nation. At that point, he should take on the chore with a ruthless zeal, too.  It’s the only thing the weasels in Washington DC understand, and it’s the only way our interests, that three in four people who agreed on Tuesday with his immigration prescriptions are ever going to get it done their way.

I can only offer the following unsolicited advice for our Commander-in-Chief:  Mr. President, let them make their phony offer, and then shove it up their… noses with an emergency declaration of your own.  You have the power for extraordinary circumstances, but if the ongoing and perpetual reordering of our nation by invasion isn’t an emergency, I can’t conceive of what is.  Do it.  Declare that emergency to build the wall and virtually grab those saboteurs by their…whatevers.  It’s the reason we elected you.

Sarah Palin Connects Critical Dots

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

It’s been a long while since I’ve written anything about my very favorite former governor.  Part of me has always wistfully hoped for the day that she would return to public service because her spirit and her honesty, and her faithful servant’s heart is so often absent in our country’s capital and Capitol.  I think about all the days since 2008 when she was first introduced to the country at large, and I remember how she’s been defamed, and how hard some of us worked to fight back against it.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since I posted my first little blog post.  It seems at once like only yesterday, but also as though it had been a million years ago.  Back in 2015, she was the first significant person to endorse Donald Trump’s candidacy for president.

On Wednesday, on her own site, she published an article titled Rejection is Protection, about the ugly side of politics, in which she linked to a podcast by Dan Bongino, one of my own favorites in recent times.  Specifically, she pointed to that segment of Wednesday’s show(#900) in which Bongino explains how the same trap that was sprung on Trump’s campaign had also been laid for McCain, by the same people, but with at least one significant difference: The Bush administration warned McCain of the dangers; the Obama administration issued no such warning to Trump.  Ladies and gentlemen, this entire “Russian Collusion” scandal is a sickening scheme.  It’s not even an original scheme. It’s a re-run of a scheme run at least once before, in 2008, by the same people.  Governor Palin was right to connect these dots.  She was there in 2008, and in 2016, some of the same characters who betrayed the country in 2008 were back for another round in 2016. If you haven’t read this short piece, or listened to Bongino’s podcast lately, you may wish to catch up.

Governor Palin goes on to explain some truths about 2015-16 that most of us will have guessed at, or suspected, but have never known with precision.  It’s amazing how certain instincts we have about the establishment always turn out to be pretty near to “on the money.”  Have you any doubt about whether that den of vipers would betray their own mothers for a buck?

Some have leapt to the conclusion that Governor Palin is saying that “Donald Trump stabbed her in the back,” or some such thing, but that’s not what I understood from her post.  Instead, I understood her to say that the same people who managed to hamper her efforts in 2008 were able to worm their way into the thick of things again in 2016.  Of the situation, she wrote:

Eight years later, some of the same warped ‘08 uni-partiers who’d engaged in the politics of personal destruction latched on to Donald Trump’s candidacy. To America’s detriment, they still whisper in his ear.

It’s quite disappointing to watch.

Disappointing indeed! What has always been a point of curiosity is the question: “Who brought Paul Manafort into Trump’s orbit?”  Manafort was also brought into McCain’s orbit in 2008, and this is important precisely because of what Bongino outlines in Wednesday’s podcast: The whole “Russia Collusion” myth was first aimed at McCain in 2008, with very nearly the same cast of characters involved.  One article, appearing on Circa, explains that Manafort managed to worm his way into proximity of McCain due to Manafort’s connections with Rick Davis, while TheAtlantic reported that Manafort managed to get himself hired onto the Trump campaign through his relationship with long-time Trump confidante Tom Barrack.  While I consider TheAtlantic a dubious source, but I’ve been able to find many other sources for the linkage from Barrack to Trump.  All of this is important to understanding the entire “Russia-Collusion” hoax, because it appears that the people who had been part of serious collusion were all tied to the Clinton universe.  This includes Michael Cohen, by the way.  In fact, over and over again, what one can discover is that a large number of the people who are being prosecuted in association with the Mueller probe seem to have this odd tendency to have been in the orbits of both Clinton and the Trump 2016 campaign, but increasingly, some have also surfaced in the vicinity of John McCain’s 2008 campaign.

Bongino doesn’t mince words on the subject.  He asserts that the same script was used in 2008 against McCain, the only difference being that it was stopped when Bush administration officials warned McCain.  McCain steered clear of Manafort.  Trump did not, but why not?  Is it beecause the Obama administration did not give Trump the same sort of warning McCain had received?  It seems so.  Dan continued his explanation of the scandalous details on Thursday:

What’s even more interesting is that back in 1996 and 1997, Manafort was inserted into the orbit of another Republican nominee: Bob Dole.  Bob Dole wound up lobbying for Oleg Deripaska as this 2003 lobbyist registration form shows.  Once again, here we find a tie to Manafort, who managed the convention for Dole.  Roger Stone was also in the Dole orbit.  One of the things we know about Paul Manafort is that he was involved in the effort to secure Paul Ryan’s endorsement in 2016.  The closer one looks, the more connections one can find, including this: Dole ran against Bill; McCain ran against Obama who narrowly defeated Hillary for the nomination; Trump ran against Hillary, who had been expected to win easily.  It’s almost as though every time a Clinton is involved in a Presidential election, Manafort(and others) are found to be inserted into the Republican nominees’ campaigns.

Folks, something stinks here, and it reminds me of something else that happened years ago.  I’ve known for a long time, since the mid-1990s, that the Clintons had infected Washington DC and everything revolving around them with their influence peddling and quid pro quo form of operation, but it strikes me that their machinery has been deeper and more stealthy than even the more cynical observers might realize.  In some ways, the Clintons took control of the Deep State in the 1990s, and since then, they’ve never fully relinquished control.  When one remembers that since 1993, they’ve never been far from the reins of power, it’s easy to imagine that they have wielded undue influence throughout the American political scene right along.

Sarah Palin has properly pointed out that some of the people now in Trump’s general orbit were around during McCain’s campaign, and I think it’s important to bear this in mind.  In and around Washington DC is that the same old crowd of apparatchiks born of the political machinery of state, hanging around, always working to influence policy, whoever may be in power at the time.  For somebody like Trump, who doesn’t know as many of the ins and outs of DC as others who are more fully initiated in the dirty politics that gravitate toward the power of state, it would be easy enough to fall prey.  Considering all of this, it’s easy enough to see that the same scandal could be recycled, using the same general cast of characters, with Trump as the new target in the Clinton-Russia-Collusion Scandal.

What’s more disturbing is what Governor Palin implies when she wrote: “…they still whisper in his ear.”  Think of it.  Some of the people who made this entire fiasco possible still have Trump’s ear.  They still influence what goes on in our nation.  I find it to be a perfectly frightening prospect, because while good and honest people like Palin are rejected and smeared by the DC Uni-Party establishment, these insiders feed at the trough of the political combat, benefiting, whoever the alleged winner.  They sidle-up to power and corrupt its authority.  They target whomever or whatever may wander into their sights.  If they lose today, they’ll be back the day after tomorrow, always looking for another way to feed.  I hope the President figures out who are and who are not his friends before DC manages to demolish him.  As Governor Palin says, “It’s quite disappointing to watch.”