Mayorkas Smyorkas – You Know Where You Can Stuff Your “Misinformation Board”

By now we’ve all heard it.

“During a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on DHS’s budget Wed. afternoon,  Mayorkas said, “Our Undersecretary for Policy, Rob Silvers is co-chair with our Principal Deputy General Counsel, Jennifer Gaskell, in leading a just recently constituted misinformation disinformation governance board.”

source: American Greatness

Most are calling the board the “Ministry of Truth” citing Orwell’s classic 1984. Many, myself included are beginning to view Orwell’s book as more prophecy than fiction. Scripturally speaking, for a biblical prophet to be considered a true prophet, he had to be 100% accurate. Anything less was false. Talk about your rigid standards. It makes me wonder what the standard for “information” might be.

As Tucker Carlson pointed out last night (Thursday), Mayorkas did not deign to define how “misinformation or disinformation” is defined and who might be charged with defining it.

As for myself, I question by what authority Mr. Mayorkas or his purported boss, Joey Biden this board was “constituted”. I see the entire concept completely devoid of any reason, real or imagined, to exist. That said, let’s explore the idea for a bit.

As Carlson mentioned, defining “misinformation” or “disinformation is a bit of a challenge. Actually defining such is so much of an issue as much as who will determine what falls into the category. For the moment, lets take a look at some definitions.

source: These images are snapshots of a Grrrgle search result.

Interesting. Note they both state the terms refer to false information intended to deceive or mislead. The word “disinformation” specifically cites government propaganda. Hmmm.  Now THAT’S enlightening.  What government organization (s) have Mayorkas and company set their sights on? Are federal, state or local governments the target? Who else do they want to look at. HEY! Alejandro! Yeah YOU! Dude. I can help you here.

Why don’t you start with politicians Al? Now I know your instinct is to head straight for anyone with an (R) after their name and title but really, why not start with the big mess? Come on Al, don’t pretend you don’t know who I mean. I’m talking about the (D)s. Want me to name them? Tell you what, I’ll toss out a last name only and you come up with the first name… okay? Biden, Harris, Pelosi, Schumer, Merrick, Mayorkas. Yeah. YOU! Can you remember way, way, waaaay back to Wednesday? When you testified, TESTIFIED UNDER OATH

“We inherited a broken and dismantled system that is already under strain. It is not built to manage the current levels and types of migratory flows. Only Congress can fix this,” Mayorkas said at the Appropriations subcommittee hearing.

“Yet, we have effectively managed an unprecedented number of noncitizens seeking to enter the United States and interdicted more drugs and disrupted more smuggling operations than ever before.”

Source: CNN

Really? Do you sincerely want to go there? Shall we compare your numbers with those of  your predecessor? You know the truth but you dare not speak it. So tell me… how do you propose to penalize disseminators of “disinformation”? Huh?

Don’t ask for my opinion because I’ll tell you, in detail, what a disgrace you and your cohorts are. You should be forcibly removed from office, banned from ever stepping into any position of  public trust and stripped of any and all benefits, but only after due process has been served.

Have you or your cohorts even given a thought to due process concerning the political prisoners from January 6? I would not stoop to your level by denying what you have denied these citizens, but the damage to our nation, as evidenced by the results of your mismanagement, either by design or by incompetence is far greater than any of the damage done on January 6 – and I include those whom I suspect were acting on behalf of one three-letter agency or another, if not Nancy Pelosi and company herself.

Like I said, pal, you do NOT want to go there. My advice is you should quietly drop this idea. Just let it go. Even better, simply resign. It would be the one single best thing you could likely manage to do as I doubt you  have the cojones to admit your wrongs.

Now get out of my face.

So Twitter and Elon is a Done Deal – What Now?

It was announced yesterday after the market closed. The Twitter board accepted Elon’s deal. What was all that about? Last I knew, they were ready to swallow a poison pill. Might it have something to do with their fiduciary responsibility as I mentioned in a previous post? Funny thing is, I saw a clip from some fool at BSNBC talking about “fiduciary responsibility”. Either he had no clue what term meant or he was depending on the supposition his audience had no clue. Well, what do you expect from such people anyway?

So many people on the right are applauding Elon’s “win” while the left is bemoaning the total obliteration of “democracy”.  You know, that sort of democracy whereas the only correct words are those spoon-fed us from government authorities and their elite handlers. Bite me.

Even Tucker Carlson got in on the act, declaring Elon as the man of the hour, the only one brave enough to save us. All I could think of was “here we go again.” Look, I’m glad Elon took the initiative. I’m glad he forced Twitter’s hand. That said, I don’t think for a minute his was the best possible outcome. Why? Because Elon is one man. Mark Levin hit the nail on the head Sunday night.

In his monologue, Levin, broke down the common terms bandying about these days: America First, Nationalist, Populist, and so forth. While he did not expressly put it as I would, he finally got down to brass tacks. We are self-governing citizens in a Constitutional Republic. This is the basis for our nation and that basis necessarily forms a decentralized  government.

In this same sense, Elon Musk is essentially becoming the dictator of Twitter. HE owns (or will own) most of it – enough where what HE says goes. The outcome of such an arrangement depends on who is in charge. In Elon Musk’s case, I do believe he is sincere in his quest to free our nations tongues. Such is not the case at FnBook or other social media platforms. Does anyone see the problem here?

This is why I own Twitter and this is why I am loathe to give it up. It is not good enough for my voice to be heard on Twitter. I want my voice to be heard as one invested in the platform – someone with a dog in the fight.

It’s not too late but, as I’ve stated so many times, I am only one voice. It is weak. It has limitations. Alone me and my handful of shares are nothing. With others, with you, I am stronger. With us, we are mighty. This is why I’m asking you to pick up a few shares yourself, if you can afford it.

There are several brokers can facilitate your purchase. I use Webull. I chose them because they had the best offer at the time. At this writing they still do. I ended up with nearly $30 in free stocks for signing up and funding my account. Others could end up with more or less (the least amount would be 5 stocks at $3 each). And of course those stocks could grow or shrink in value. Either way, instead of providing a link in the post, I put it in a widget at your right. Feel free to use Webull or someone else. What matters more is if Twitter is owned by a huge number of patriots instead of just one man. I’d like to see the company stay public in such a case. Otherwise it will be a privately held corporation.

What’s Next In My Devious Plan?

I promised in my last post so here it is. Mind you, this latest news is likely to change things and thwart my plans altogether.

First I’d planned on contacting shareholder services at Twitter and requesting any and all information I could get my hands on. Annual reports, bylaws and so forth.

Next, I thought I’d start a Twitter Shareholder’s site where we all could debate on the direction of the company and how we see things moving forward. It would also be a place where we could hold straw votes on issues. Put forth candidates for the board and such.

Beyond that, I had no plans other than see what trouble the bylaws would allow me to get into. You’d be surprised what can be done if one simply reads the rules. 🙂

However, as it appears I am yet again just one voice crying in the wilderness, I’m not seeing any great need to go forward. It appears Elon will complete his purchase. I may or may not sell my shares. Much depends on how I expect it all to play out. If I can remain a minority shareholder I might just keep my fingers in the pie. The worst that can happen is I lose a few hundred bucks.


Elon’s Latest Move – Go Your Own Way

Last I heard, this morning, Elon is establishing three holding companies and moving forward with his idea to buy Twitter outright. That’s the thing with public companies – one can do that. Once again, Elon Musk is ignoring my pleas for Plan C (for Citizen) and going his own way. Well, two can play at that game.

The fact is Elon… I don’t have to sell my shares to you. At least I don’t see how you can force me to do so. Even if you take Twitter private, you may well have to put up with me. I may not be alone.

It should be obvious, anyone with a few dollars can do what I’m doing. You need not be rich. (I’m not.) You need not even be a proponent of free speech. In fact, those who diametrically oppose my point of view can buy just as much stock as anyone else. I’m betting they won’t. Granted there those wealthy globalists who seem to want it all who are most likely to try and stop Elon and myself. Okay, those of us who advocate the idea of Twitter being a platform for free speech. I’ll be the first to admit, Elon has yet to return my calls. The problem is, how many of you are willing to put your money where your mouth is? (I’m betting most leftist, globalist, big-government lovers can’t stand  this site. Who’s left? The stalwart liberty-loving patriots and those with strong stomachs, but I digress.)

Granted, I can almost hear some mutter – “Yeah, yeah, what can I do? It won’t matter.” What you can do is suck it up and pick up a few shares of Twitter. The question is not whether you can but whether you have the will to follow through on your convictions. What conviction am I speaking of? The conviction that we, as Americans, have the basic God-given right to free speech. As of right now the CEO of Twitter, Parag Agrawal, is on record as opposing free speech on the platform.

Per the NY Post:

“In a 2018 interview, Agrawal said Twitter should “focus less on thinking about free speech, but thinking about how the times have changed.”

As a stockholder, I contend twitter should focus first and foremost on free speech. The organization is based on giving users a voice. My voice belongs to me and no one else. Just as I have no right to silence anyone else, including Mr. Agrawal, he and the other employees at Twitter has no right to silence anyone.

Mr. Agrawal, as a Twitter stockholder, I have this to say to you: if you desire to transform this company from a platform to a publisher, then please put your  plan in writing and present it. As CEO your obligation is to utilize the resources available to you to grow the company and produce a satisfactory profit. Focus on that. I see no need to waste time on reinventing the corporation. From what I’ve seen of you thus far, I am leaning towards calling to have you replaced.

Now I have said my peace. I am just one stockholder and my ownership of the company is miniscule. However, if just ONE person joins me, our voices grow louder. If 100 voices join in, they will ring out amongst a crowd. A million voices would be hard, if not impossible to be ignored.

So why not join me? Pick up some shares of Twitter for yourself. You can have your say too. While I can spout here all I want, I really can’t do this alone. My shares, your shares, heck Elon Musk’s near 10% shares cannot do this. It will take a hoard of patriots to make a difference but that’s how our constitutional republic and our free-market systems were designed to work! Our strength, our power is in our numbers. Never was it intended to concentrate power in the nation’s capitol. Never.

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You Did WHAT? You Twits!

Okay so the excitement, such as it is, about my “big Twitter buy” has passed. As been my habit lately, my ears perk up when I hear news about Twitter or Elon Musk. This morning Fox reported Elon is setting up for a move within 10 days. Okay fine. He’s not telling me, his new partner anything about this. Apparently he doesn’t give a whit about my holdings. While I kinda unnerstand, I think he’s missing something extraordinary – the potential of his fellow citizens.

Look, I know my idea is a longshot. Hell that’s why I don’t gamble – I’d spend all my living on longshots. If I ever hit one, I’d spend my winnings looking for another one. It’s my nature. I get that. But I’m no Elon. (You are welcome, Mr. Musk.) Whereas I don’t stand a chance in snowball’s chance in hell of pulling something like that off, but I think Elon could do it, IF he was of a mind to do so. Then again, he might not because he understands his own limitations.

In any case, he’s raising the money to buy Twitter outright. If I understand correctly he won’t need my holdings to take it private. I mean, I don’t think he can force me to sell my shares. I’d end up a very minority shareholder and if the company is private, limited options to sell my shares. Still, the entertainment value of owning a sliver of Twitter might be worth holding on to.

So that’s Elon’s side. Also in the article is the first news I’ve heard of the Twitter board’s “poison pill”. From the article linked above:

The poison pill would give stockholders as of April 25 the right to buy one one-thousandth of a share of preferred stock for each common share they own, at a price of $210. The rights are triggered if any person or group of investors buys 15% or more of the company’s shares without board approval.

WHAT?! They must be using common core math or something because it makes NO sense to me. I paid $46.50 per share for my stake. So my ten shares would entitle me to 10/`1000 = 1/100 or 1% of ONE Preferred share of stock at a price of $2100? (10x $210 for those of you on the board) What kind of special idiots are you anyway? Even at $50 per share I could quadruple my stake and have change left over. So the preferred stock is also a voting stock. This is not all that usual as far as I know but big freakin deal. With the Twitt board’s plan I’d gain 1/100 of a vote. Buying another 40 shares gives me an additional 40 votes. Go back to grade school fools. That plan is almost as bad as Nobama sending blankets to aid Ukraine. No, it’s worse. At least the blankets have some usefulness.

Okay, so here’s my plan so far… I’m holding on to my shares for the foreseeable future. Sure I could make a decent profit percentage-wise if Elon’s current offer stands but I’d rather keep my piece. In the grand scheme of things, my tiny sliver is of no consequence to anyone. It may or may not be worth something in the future but I’m not concerned about that. I didn’t get into it for the money.

Now if anybody would like to join me, please consider using my broker via my referral link below. You would pick up a couple of free shares from the current promotion just for signing up and three more if you fund your account by any amount. That’s a minimum of $15 in your pocket by my calculation. I’d pick up some shares for referring you. Sweet.

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Hey Elon! I Just Bought Twitter – While Gardening

Seriously. Well, okay, I bough ten whole shares. Any regular readers (okay, READER – you know who you are.) knows I’ve been threatening to buy Twitter for a few days now. Today, I pulled that trigger – while working on my garden. Here’s what happened.

Last Wednesday I decided to open an account to buy some Twitter stock – this after my financial advisor hesitated. Granted, I’ve never called him up and told him I wanted to buy anything but he knows me well enough so he should understand I was serious and he also knew why I was buying. Still he seemed reluctant. Okay. Fine. I went another way. I’m glad I did actually. The account I opened was for the express purpose of buying one company – Twitter. That doesn’t mean I’m limited though. Already, I own other stock. No, I didn’t go on a spending spree – the broker I signed up with gave me stock as an incentive. Now look, it wasn’t much – two $3 stocks. Whooopdedo. I will give three more because I funded the account. Now they say this could all total up to $9600.  Key words – “up to”. I don’t think I’m going to get three stocks totaling $9594m buy hey, who knows? Right?

Besides the free stock, I added a bit more than I needed to buy the Twitter. It’s not burning a hole in my pocket so I’m in no hurry but I might just buy some more if I feel like playing. And with this whole poison pill deal the Twitts on the board passed, I might increase my Twitter holdings if it comes to that and proxy a free speech vote, Elon Musk or no Elon Musk.

Meanwhile this is the sort of money I used to recommend. (I was series 7 licensed once, fully qualified as a stockbroker.) “Don’t invest money you can’t afford to lose.” Well if this money all goes up in smoke, so be it. I bought the stock on principle not with any thoughts of riches and yachts. Good thing, I don’t like the water all that much anyway.

Okay, I’m transplanting some seedlings into bigger pots. I’m about three weeks away from planting outdoors. Dragon Cayenne Peppers, if you must know… and I’m watching the stock. I planned on buying it yesterday but it kept going up instead of down. It closed over $48. I thought it might go down a bit today (what goes up…), It did. Down, then up, like a roller coaster I was on a ride. Well it got towards the end of the day and it was heading down. Now I was pretty sure this stock would do one of two things: go up or go down. It was selling around $46.50 so I bought. It went down. to $46.16, so I didn’t hit the absolute low. But you know what? It could go down tomorrow too. And the next day. I don’t care. Like I said, it’s principle.

I did it all on my cell phone. That’s right. I watched the stock and then bought it from my cell phone while transplanting hot pepper plants. How cool is that? Heck, I don’t even LIKE smart phones but now and then they do come in handy.

Anyway, while I’m sure Elon and I will make a great team, my personal opinion is it would be a great help if other patriots interested in free speech would get in the game. Now just because I spent a little less than $500, that doesn’t meant anyone else has to. For about $50 someone could be one share or 100 for $5K. That’s not my call. Now here’s the thing:

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For this offer you do need to set an app up on your cell phone but it’s easy to do and use. I doubt if many people out there are as adverse to using smart phones as I am so if I can do it, I’m sure anyone can.

Why not join Elon and me and let’s all buy Twitter? We’ll show ’em!

Move Over Elon Musk, I’m Buying Twitter

All right, all right! I’m no threat to Elon’s bid. I’m only buying ten shares but I AM buying Twitter! Per my last post, this is to support Elon’s efforts but also to make a point. WE the People should NOT be looking for another savior. (Jesus the  Messiah is my Lord and Savior, I need no other.)

Now, while I would love to see others follow suit and buy a few shares of Twitter – you only need to buy one share to become a shareholder – this probably won’t happen. Why? I hate to be this blunt but because most of my fellow  citizens are far too used to sitting in front of their monitors/cell phones whatever and whining. I have no doubt most anyone capable of reading this is also able to cough up the $50 more or less to buy a share of stock. As a matter of fact I’ll show you how you can do it without paying a nickel in commissions. (There are other fees and such that may apply, I don’t know, this is murky territory and it appears our beloved government has their sticky fingers all over our pockets – again.) It’s not hard. You can do it on a smart phone and, if you play your cards right, you might even end up a few dollars ahead, even after the greedmongers devour their “share”.

Now, let me be up front about this – the link I provide will be a referral link, meaning I stand to get a few shares of some unknown stocks by sending you to this broker. How many or what it is all worth, I don’t know. What I do know is you can do the same – grab a referral link after you sign up and send some folks to the broker too.

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It only took a few  minutes to set things up. It’s a lot like opening an online bank account so you’ll need all the standard information you’d need for that. You don’t need to fund the account to get your first two shares of stock but for the other three you do. But since you are buying Twitter stock, you’ll need to fund it anyway. Now, if you already deal with a major bank, your account will likely be verified immediately. I deal with a small local back so it took a day longer for them to deposit a few nickels into my account (more FREE money – YEAH!) and for me to tell them the amounts.

Long story short – for $100 out of pocket you can buy TWO shares of Twitter and be a bona-fide stockholder. Big deal… right? Actually, it is a bigger deal than you might think.

First, consider the poison pill scenario. The honchos at Twitter are considering invoking a strategy to stop Elon from buying the company. They’ve even said they’d rather crash the company then let him buy it. Whoa there Nelly! Wait just a gol darn minute. Just because YOU don’t like the idea, crashing the company, MY company (or my piece of it anyway) is an abdication of your fiduciary responsibility. In other words, they are legally, ethically and morally required to act in the best interests of us shareholders and guess what? Anybody with an IQ bigger than their shoe size can understand crashing the company is NOT in the best interest in the shareholders. We are talking legal action here. But that’s not all.

What if Elon simply walks away? What if he says the heck with the whole idea and dumps his shares? Well, first of all, you can expect the stock to drop like a rock. Us shareholders will lose some money.  Okay. Fine. I understand this, but there is something else, a very, very serious issue that, so far, has not been addressed. This glaring issue predates this whole Elon Musk thing by far. What is it?

Twitter is breaking the law. Yep. That’s right. (Now take this with a grain of salt – I am not a lawyer and this is not to be considered legal advice – it is an observation based on what I’ve garnered as a citizen.) You see, as a social media platform, by federal law, they are insulated from being sued for libel, defamation, etc. as they are supposedly providing a platform for free speech. But they are not. Not at all. In fact, they are quashing free speech. In effect they’ve turned the company from a social medial platform to a publisher. As such they’ve potentially opened the company up for potential legal action.  As I said, I’m no lawyer but I’m sure there are some savvy legal minds out there who could make some hay with all this. As shareholders, we can sue on this issue too.

Guess what? These same principles apply to other social media platforms as well. The best part is we, as shareholders, need not depend on any government official to take action. Shareholders have rights. Among those rights is the right to hold the company we are part owners of accountable.

Note here. I hate it when someone posts something and the deletes it without explanation so I won’t do that here. Without direct knowledge the above was posted concerning, I think, Section 230 of the Federal Code. Others and stated and I took them at their word, this law allows for free speech by insulating the platform from legal action. Well, my layman’s reading of the code confirms the platforms are insulated from legal action but it essentially gives them carte blanche to “edit out” free speech and protects them from legal action for that. Leave it to the politicians to muck things up.

While this ill-constructed legislation does NOT protect citizens AT ALL (by my calculations) this doesn’t mean shareholders have no pull. It just means we will need to find another way. Meanwhile, we’ll need to work on getting this fixed. It is not the platforms per se that need protection – at least not THIS protection. The end all should be to protect free speech. Period.

Okay, so depending on how things play out, my next move is uncertain. I may decided to go ahead with my purchase of FnBook. I will probably only buy a single share but a shareholder is a shareholder, with all the rights and privileges that come with that class of share. (Different classes, such as common and preferred, have different rights. Usually, common shareholders have voting rights, for instance.) As a shareholder, I will keep an eye on things from a different perspective. While I do not plan on personally suing anyone, I may well join a suit should one be filed. I may find it necessary to start asking questions and requesting information I am entitled to as a shareholder. I may band together with other shareholders – with or without a common interest. By this I mean, I  content ALL shareholders should have a say – for you Twitter honchos, this is one of the principles of free speech. People can say things whether I, or anyone else for that matter, agree with them or not.  I may send Elon my proxy votes. I may not.

Here’s an interesting thing. Twitter headquarters is in San Francisco. If they have a vote, I have a right to participate. Now, I’ll have to check this with my tax expert but I’m pretty sure I could go to San Francisco to vote and write off the entire expense as a tax deduction. My further understanding comes with a couple of caveats. First, one must have enough write-offs (total) to make it worthwhile. These days the “standard deduction” is pretty high so it likely wouldn’t be worth it for  me.  Next, is I’m not sure if there is a  limit to how much anyone could actually write off. Take gambling, for example. My understanding is gambling losses can only be written off against gambling winnings. Thus, if you spend $20,000 to win $500, well you can only write off the $500. You’ll eat the other $19,500. The bottom line is basically the same as always – never underestimate the greed of a politician (or in this case, the politicians’ minions).  Like I said, ask your tax professional but under certain circumstances, some folks could offset at least part of the cost of a trip to say, San Francisco.

The Bottom Line

What have you got to lose? If you bought ten shares of Twitter like me, then maybe $500 +/-. Chances are you wouldn’t lose ALL of that because even Twitter is worth something even if they crash and burn. Heck if they run the stock price down to $0.02 per share I’ll spend another $500 and buy another 25,000 shares.

The upside is you took action. You did something. Sure, maybe we won’t change the world but how do you know you won’t? Or at least you are not a part of it. Look, back in February I posted about buying Fnbook. It was somewhat tongue in cheek but not entirely. Did my post have any impact Elon Musk? It is highly doubtful, but what if it did? What if someone read my post (Hey! It happens! Really!) and through a series of wild convolutions, some germ of the idea somehow reached Elon Musk? I doubt anyone will ever know for sure. All I can say is I write what I write, I do what I do and maybe, just maybe, some good will come of it. What about you?

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Consider Battle Plan “C” (for Citizen) in the Fight for Twitter, Elon

Watch out Twitter, here I come. I’m siding with Elon on this one and my plan is to bring more, a lot more, with me.

As I read about speculation that Twitter will invoke a “poison pill” to thwart Elon Musk’s attempt to take over the platform, one thought came to mind: the gloves are about to come off. Not Twitter’s. Not Elon Musk’s. Mine.

Okay, yeah, everybody’s real scared. After all… who the heck am I? Well, point blank, I am nobody. I’m just one citizen. That’s is. But here’s the rub.

On Monday, I’m buying ten shares of Twitter. At the current price it will set me back a tad under $500. (I think I can announce this without pumping up the price too much.) I never thought I’d say this but the money doesn’t matter. Then I’ll be a citizen nobody who holds voting shares in Twitter. So what?

Well, as an account holder on Twitter, I’m less than nothing. All I gotta do to prove it is tweet something management doesn’t like. Hell, I got away with more than that when I was gainfully employed. Now, Twitter whateveryourpronouns are listen up… as a stockholder, everything changes. I have rights. Among those rights is the right to hold you accountable for your actions. Once my shares are securely in my account, I’ll elaborate. For the time being you can go ask your pals at Grrrgle.

So, Elon this is Battle Plan “C” (for Citizen). You are not alone in your quest to free speech from Twitter’s shackles. I’m with you. While it is possible you stole my idea, disguising that fact by buying Twitter instead of FnBook, I forgive you. Actually, your twist on my plot was better. Why consider my plan? Simple, I am not the only citizen capable of buying a few shares of Twitter. My fellow citizens need not announce their intentions. None of us owe the authoritarians anything. For that matter we don’t owe you anything. Well, maybe a debt of gratitude for the action you took, the insane amount of money you laid out, not to mention the offer you’ve made. You set an excellent example and for that I do thank you.

However power in the hands of the few is always dangerous. For this reason I advocate decentralization. Granted, I cannot say for sure us freedom-loving citizens will act accordingly but I think it’s worth a try. Unless we start acting like self-governing citizens and wean ourselves off of expecting someone to come along and “save” us, we are going to lose not only our liberty but our nation as well.

Well Shoot, Elon…

Please, note the comma, that was NOT a threat! There was a time I would not feel the need to point that out.

Okay, so Monday I decided to buy some Twitter stock. No, I do NOT need to report my intent to anyone, I was only thinking of ten shares. My goal was not to make money but to follow through on principle, i.e. that WE the PEOPLE should own a platform to secure  our freedom of speech and exorcise the principle on a major social media platform. I  have to admit, Elon’s approach is far superior to mine but that’s only because Fn Book is so expensive. However, since affordability is very conducive  to the idea, Twitter wins.

So I call my broker yesterday. I finally talk to him in the early afternoon. He’s all hmmming and hawing. Of course the first thing he asks is my desire to buy Twitter has anything to do with Elon Muck. Well, yeah, it does, but it’s not like you think. So I turn back to clock to tell him about my original Fn Book post in February. Well, he doesn’t think WE the People can really affect anything even if we owned it. I disagreed and I still do. More on that in a bit. I again spell out the principle involved. It is much the same as my take on our republic – decentralization is key.

First, we need to redistribute the power base. In the case of our republic, we need to make ALL government locally based again. County by county. As for Twitter, we need millions of individual owners. My broker (I’m sure if he ever reads this he’ll cringe every time I use that term as I’m sure he prefers to be referred to as my “financial advisor” Tough it out J.) informed me that We the people already own Twitter but as it is via mutual funds and the like, we don’t have voting power. He said the law needs to change in that regard. He’s correct on both counts but I don’t really give a hoot about that right now. Fact is, what ever stocks are owned by whatever mutual funds I have, I don’t want to have to sort out who to vote for what. As a matter of fact, I’m not so sure I even like the whole “proxy” thing.

If you don’t know what I mean by that, let me explain. Most of the time when a corporate vote comes up, rather than vote personally, a shareholder can elect someone to vote for them –  a proxy. This is also done in member organizations (the NRA comes to mind) and coops like our local electric utility. Now the thing I don’t like about that is, I don’t often have enough information to be comfortable giving my proxy to some individual. A lot of times the vote is to elect board members. Well wait a minute! I don’t know Jack Cast from Dick Head so how am I supposed to vote? It’s almost like voting for the party ticket. Here’s my idea..

After I bought my piece of Twitter, I was thinking of starting a shareholders’ site where we could discuss issues. On the site would be the rules so we’d all be on the same page. THEN we’d know enough to effect some changes. We could actually NOMINATE board members ourselves and/or put our support behind one person or another as we get to know them by what they have to say on the site. I’m sure we could do other stuff too, including applying pressure to the company to make certain changes.

Now Elon’s put a wrench in those works. He’s want’s to buy out Twitter 100% and take it private. Look, Elon, if that is what you want to do, fine. You’ve got the money and there’s no law against it… yet. That said, I’m not all that convinced any single owner, even you, is that great of an idea.

Now on the other hand, there is nothing that prevents the globalists from acquiring a majority interest in the company either. In fact, leftists and tree huggers could do the same thing – band together and start gobbling up stock. All that would be interesting and I’m not sure which side would emerge the victor. Let’s face it, if the left won, well, nothing would change.

At this point, I could still buy the stock and, from the looks of things, I’d make a nice profit – not a huge profit but percentage-wise, nothing could sneeze at. However it is not profit I am after. What I want is freedom.  At this point, I have that in abundance here on this blog. I can say what I want, when I want and I only need to worry about losing my two one regular reader. Oh well.

Now I gotta go call my broker and give him hell for talking me out of my “big score”.

Bwoke Disney – Are Disney Execs THAT Stupid?

Just for the moment, set aside Disney’s crusade to reverse Florida’s new parental rights law or as the left has misnomered it, the “don’t say gay bill. Forget whose side they are on. Forget that the overt protests are about the prohibition of sexualizing children up to grade three. As a matter of fact, for the time being, don’t even consider the fact the Disney is essentially actively supporting the grooming of young children and/or indoctrinating them sexually. Leave it all behind and consider this:

The LGBTQ2S+ (whatever) crowd Disney actively supports is totally contrary to their business model. Disney’s market is children. This market is their bread and butter. If they had to rely on adults or LGBTQ2S+ for sales, they’d be broke already. Maybe we should dub them “bwoke”. The simple fact is it takes a sperm and an egg to produce the baby who will eventually become old enough to enjoy Disney products. The most common ways babies are born are via heterosexual relationships. Gays, trans, as well as the rest of that bunch, well, they cannot “replenish the earth” enough to keep Disney’s business model going. The numbers simply aren’t there and they never will be.

In light of this, how smart are Disney’s execs? I’d say not very. In fact they are downright stupid on the face of things. Now maybe they have some overall “grand plan” to transform Disney into some fantastic business model that will reap them even more billions than their current efforts. So far I see no evidence of that. At all. What I see is Disney, and other corporations vying for the children’s market promulgating homosexuality.

Is there not one person in this industry questioning this? Like, “Wait a minute! We NEED child consumers! We NEED people making babies!” It would seem to be the better business decision for Disney and their competitors would be to promote anything and everything to ensure their market grows rather than shrinks. That means they should be promoting marriage and heterosexual lifestyles. They should be advocating for parental rights, for as many babies as possible to be born. They should be the biggest donors to places like St. Jude’s Hospital and other organizations dedicated to curing children of deadly diseases.

Now some will certainly try to label me as “anti-gay”. You folks should note that I am decidedly pro-liberty. However, your liberty ends where another’s nose begins. When it comes to children, parents’ rights are extended to them until they become of legal age. Thus, what so many call the “don’t say gay” bill should never have been necessary. The need arose only after some decided to overstep the rights of parents’ who are the guardian of their children’s rights.

As for Disney, you folks aren’t “woke” you are just the opposite or blind. Either way, I certainly hope the rest of the world can see how incredibly bad business your recent decisions really are. It sure looks like many of us parents see it.

Did Elon Musk Take My Post to Heart?

A couple of months ago i.e. prehistoric times in internet terms, I suggested  we all get together and buy Fn Book so we could restore the principles of free speech. Yesterday Elon Musk “took my advice”… sort of. He purchased a huge stake in Twitter.

Okay, yeah, I’d love to take credit for giving my good pal Elon the idea but, truth be told, I doubt he even knows I exist, much less can be counted among my gross readership of three regulars. Okay, maybe two of those are really all that regular. It all depends on what the definition of the word “is” is. Right Bill? In fact, there is scant evidence anyone reads this blog or at least comes back to read it again. So be it. The point is Elon Musk bought Twitter stock after he chided them for their opposition to free speech. Kudos for that Mr. Musk.

The problem is, one person taking over a platform like Twitter could very well end up in the same place – a dictator deciding who can say what. We all have had enough of that. Or at least I have.  Thus I post to my blog where I pay the bills. Even IF someone dumped in a dollar now and then, (HA!) I’m not beholden. If you want to donate and bitch, here’s your money, bite me. Y’all can bitch for free.

So the idea I put forth was we all buy a share or two of Fn Book and kick the controlling bastards out. Then we can say what we want ’cause I ain’t payin no censor “factchecker”.  Well that idea went over like a lead balloon, or so I thought. Then along comes Elon Musk. The only problem is, he got it all wrong.

Elon, if you ARE reading this, I know you are a smart guy and I guess you’re pretty good at making money but really, you boffed this one up. Then again, I suppose if you only bought one share and encouraged the rest of us to do the same, well, we can probably figure how that might turn out. So maybe it was an enhancement of sorts, but now what? Wait! I’ve got another idea!

What if you announced a “matching” program where you will give a share to anyone who buys a share of Twitter?  Sure, you could just hand out shares like Santa tosses candy at Christmas parades, but I think you’ll agree that whole “something for nothing” scenario is bad on principle. So like I said – match. Now here’s the rules as I see them – you pledge to give one share and only one share to anyone who buys up to ten shares.  After that, they are on their own. The idea is not to encourage investment in Twitter but to offer an incentive to We the People to take action and buy out big tech. Then we can kick the authoritarians out. It would also leverage your purchase. Since you own ten percent, if we all bought ten shares then by the time you’ve divested yourself of your holdings, we’d own most, if not all of the company. Sweet.

The really good news is Twitter is now at $50 per share so ten shares is not at all as hard to purchase as the same number of Fn Book shares. In short, we can do this. Now all we need is for you to actually read this and act.

Here We Go Again… New for 2022!

When the media hypsters grow tired of The Russo-Ukrainian War, they turn to the upcoming 2022 elections. Some can be seen wringing their hands at the prospect of a Republican bloodbath. Others are busy trumpeting the triumphant return to all that is good with the world. Yeah. Right.

You may have noticed my regularly sporadic posting has become even scarcer as of late. I have my reasons.

First, I am focusing a great deal of my writing efforts on projects that stand a chance of actually paying a few bills, including those necessary for keeping this site afloat.

Second, I am once again becoming cynical about the prospects of us citizens reclaiming our Constitutional Republic. Ever. If it does happen, rest assured it will happen whether or not I publish my golden words on these pages. Of this I am quite certain.

Back to the future… i.e. the 2022 elections, will the Republicans take back Congress or not? Maybe a better question is… what if they do? Big F-N Deal. For those of you with memories stretching way, way back to 2017, you might recall, Republicans held the White House, the House of Representatives AND the Senate. Now you tell me… what, exactly were they able to accomplish during those two years?

I’ve stated this so many times I keep wondering if it is tattooed on my forehead – Donald J. Trump will NOT save this nation! Subsequently, the Republican party will NOT save this nation. If you forget anything, forget that notion. It is not going to happen. You know why. Politics. Politics is poison. It is the Kool-Aid of the masses. Drink up and watch our nation die.

Many contend we can not vote ourselves out of this mess. They are wrong. And they are right. They are absolutely correct if by “voting”, one means going to the polls every election and pulling the lever for your candidate. (Okay, so I’m old school.) That certainly ain’t gonna cut it. It never  has and it never will.  Why? Because politics, that’s why. This is also where they get it all wrong.

Voting isn’t the problem – politics is the problem. Our n”two-party system” is the evil that pervades. It guarantees everything will continue on per the status quo. Elections are held, choices are made and slots are filled. Then it is business as usual. What business? The business of robbing taxpayers of our hard-earned money and our liberty. We’ve all heard of the “military-industrial complex”.

What one must realize is the “military-industrial complex” is just the tip of the iceburg! The politicians have their hands in our pockets in so many ways, we would all stagger should that curtain drop. It all works the same way so unveiling their corruption would be relatively easy. Stopping it would be a breeze. (Well, in principle, anyway.) All one needs to do is follow the money. All the trails start from Washington D.C.. Stopping the flow should be as simple as defunding the myriad of programs sucking the life blood of our nation from us citizens.

This is not going to happen unless we citizens eradicate the real problem – politics. The only way to eradicate politics is to rid ourselves of political  parties once and for all. Destroy the power base of the politicians and we will make much headway to righting our republic. How do we do this? We use the write-in vote. We build our own local power-bases county by county. We citizens become engaged locally and build out from there. The main principle of our Constitutional Republic we must invoke is the principle of decentralization.

That said, I do not see this happening. What I DO see happening is the controllers, the authoritarians, the usurpers will tighten their  control to squeeze every possible ounce of life out of us before our nation crumbles, clearing the path for global control. At that point some will fight back but it will be too late. It won’t matter who “wins” as we will all lose. What, if anything, might rise from the shambles is anyone’s guess but it will not be the powerhouse once known as the United States of America.

So… Here We Go Again. Just like the wild-eyed gambling addict letting it all ride on his “lucky” number – we are once again about to roll the dice on yet another election. Even the best results we could possibly hope for will be temporary. Real change must come from within.