Yet ANOTHER FIB Raid on a Citizen

The article below is far too sketchy on details, but on the surface, the tale is chilling. Here’s what really bothers me:

Ryan-Marie, who is a homeschool mother, explained the SWAT team of 25 to 30 FBI agents swarmed their property with around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m. this morning. Having quickly surrounded the house with rifles in firing position, “they started pounding on the door and yelling for us to open it.”

The federal crime the suspect is accused of:

Mark was arrested and appeared in federal court, charged with violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, “which makes it a federal crime to use force with the intent to injure, intimidate, and interfere with anyone because that person is a provider of reproductive health care.”

The details as stated in the article is he pushed a 72 year-old man to the ground as he attempted to escort patients.

First things first, if this man did what he is accused of, I have absolutely no problem seeing him punished appropriately. Furthermore I would immediately condemn his actions. No question. That said, does the actions described above warrant 25-30 agents in 15 vehicles showing up at his home at 7:05 AM, rifles ready (no doubt at least some FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS among them) to arrest him? HELL NO!

For goodness sake, at worst this guy is a bully. IF that is true, what does that make the feds? Are they that scared of this dude? From the picture I saw he is about as scary was Ppppppp-piglet. Maybe they just didn’t have anything else to do that day. In that case, I’d say that field office is horrendously overstaffed. Think how much us taxpayers would save if we reduced the sizes of just that office to three agents. It’s not just agent salaries either, but they wouldn’t need all that plush office space either. Seems to me they’d do just fine in a double-wide converted into an office. I’d let them keep the kitchen intact. Or was this raid yet another one of their intimidation tactics? Okay, fine, then stop it. Just stop it. You guys are law enforcement, not thugs. Do your job, enforce the law. Leave the gorilla work to the mob.

These stories are getting tiresome. Grow up guys or I’ll insist we take your toys away.

THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA I KNOW: Dozens of FBI Agents Raid Home of Catholic Pro-Life Activist as Children Scream in Terror

Tuesday’s Skirmishes – After Action Report

You win some, you lose some…

My apologies for not posting yesterday. Things have been a bit off for me lately. I plan on getting back to regularly posting on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s ASAP. Your patience is appreciated.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022 was primary day in Alaska and Wyoming. This election season primaries are big news and yesterday’s action was no exception. Many anticipated what may be one of the most profound statements by voters yet – Liz Cheney’s re-election bid.

 

If you’ve any interest at all then you already know the results – “Lizzie Lost Big Time” would be my headline. The vote was so lopsided one could say Lizzie Cheney not only lost, she got spanked – hard. Not to worry about her political future yet, she’s already considering a run for president. She did not indicate whether she would see the democrat, republican or communist party nomination.

The overall consensus about her loss is Wyoming voters have had enough of her January 6 rhetoric and/or her rabid anti-Trump stance. For my money there are lots of reasons to kick her can as far away from any political aspirations as possible, or at least, insist she run with the crowd she identifies with the most. I’m still saying she’s somewhat left of Stalin.

Wedged between news reports swarming around Lizzie’s bid, was the revelation of just how she did in her short Congressional career. She took office in 2017 with a reported net worth of $7 million. According to Breitbart, this figure has ballooned to “possibly more than $44 million in 2020”. Of course I’m wondering why she couldn’t use her purported financial savvy to steer our country from red to black ink. She’s not answering my calls.

Have you ever wondered a) why we citizens keep voting for millionaires? and b) just now those in “public service” seem to grow their wealth exponentially while on the government payroll. From what I’ve seen, such isn’t limited to our “representatives”. Much has been said about our “ruling class”. This term grates against my very being. This is America and as such no “ruling class” should exist, but reality begs to differ. We’ve allowed those who have risen to positions of wealth to also accumulate power. Donald Trump is no exception. Let’s face it, if someone with little or no means desires to run for office, it might be easier to climb Mount Everest. It would certainly be more affordable in most cases.

Moving north to Alaska, the state’s new “ranked choice” voting system is being rolled out to decide who will represent Alaska citizens in Washington. While the link above takes you to the Alaska Election Commission’s page on their ranked choice scheme, it was easier for me to understand their approach when I viewed their “rack card”.

Sarah Palin who is vying for Don Young’s House seat, seems to hate it. Lisa Murkowski, up for re-election to the Senate has already declared victory. She edged out her Republican challenger by less than one percent. Thanks to the new scheme, her challenger, Kelly Tshibaka, is far from out of the running. Near as I can make out, the top four will advance to the general election and duke it out there. From the vote tallies I’m seeing, the race will be between the the RINO Murkowski and the Republican Tshibaka. The top Democrat was only able to glue together about 5600 votes total, compared to Murkowski and Tshibaka collecting over 38,000 – each. Surprisingly enough, Palin’s democratic competitor was the largest vote getter in the House race, garnering over 40,000 votes to Palin’s 35,000+. This may well be a case where a Republican split vote would put a Democrat in office.

A note here, Al Gross, an independent who topped Democrat Mary Peltola with over 20,000 votes to Peltola’s 16,000, dropped out. It appears most of his votes went to her in this round.

As I am no fan of political parties, I see Alaska’s ranked voting system as a potential boon for the citizens of that state and possibly a model for other states. What I don’t know is what it takes to get on a ballot but from the plethora of choices in Alaska, I’m thinking it is pretty easy. At this point those candidates with strong party affiliations seem to have the upper hand but this could change on a dime. Meanwhile, Alaska’s election could be one of the most interesting for this Mid-term. Maybe it’s time those wanting to represent citizens were evaluated on what they stand on instead of what their party decides is politically expedient.

 

Shots Fired at Mar-a-Lago

Raids have consequences

By now if you have not heard of the FBI raid at President Trump’s Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, I can only assume you live under a rock. Ostensibly the FIBs executed a search warrant to seize several boxes of “classified” materials that President Trump allegedly removed from the White House. I’ll attempt to list some of what I remember from last night. Be forewarned, there is a good chance the story has changed since then and will change again in the future. Rather than try to nail down the “facts” I’ll detail my current perception. While my perception is likely to change as new information comes in, it is far easier to get down than to try to hit that moving target the feds call “facts”. Here goes:

The FIBs were looking for 15 boxes of classified information Trump was supposed to have removed from the White House upon his departure.

Opinion: this entire scenario is suspect. WHAT “classified” information? As in WHAT does this so-called information pertain to?

President Trump did not pack and carry 15 boxes of anything. GSA employees did the packing and toting.

Via Alan Dershowitz: Since Trump was in NEW YORK and NOT at Mar-a-Lago, executing a search warrant was improper procedure. A subpoena should have been issued instead to demand the materials.

Via Miranda Divine: There has been an ongoing conversion about the materials in question.

As President, Trump had the authority to declassify any materials – how does anyone know whether these materials are classified or not?

WHY then? Why send a raiding team? Opinion: The globalists care only about optics. They know exactly how this looks. To me this says they don’t give a hoot about our Constitution. Too bad for them.

WHAT prevents the FIBs or anyone else in this corrupt administration from planting any classified documents needed to crucify Trump?

Putting It All Together

Let’s start with the optics, how this all looks. As I mentioned above, the globalists are not only aware of the optics, they are masters at manipulating them. So… what can we make of this? Simply put, they want to demonstrate their power. They want to show the world they can do what they want, where they want, to anyone they want. They fear nothing and nobody. Now, what are the implications of this?

Many have said too many times to count, if they can do this to President Trump, who is safe? I’ve said as much myself. Indeed, who can escape the evil clutches of the globalists? One can only conclude is this is exactly what they want us to think. Again, their sole purpose is to strike fear into the hearts of anyone who dares oppose them. We cannot escape. But wait! There’s more!

Consider just some of the blatant corruption we’ve witnessed over the past few years. They called Ronald Reagan the “Teflon President”. He had nothing on the Clintons, the Obamas, or the Bidens. The Bushes are often overlooked. While the Bushes were indeed comparatively low-keyed, they are just as culpable as the others. Let’s just focus on the Biden’s for now.

Of course, there’s the “big guy”, Joe Biden himself. His own son, Hunter, called him that. While never specifically naming Daddy as “the big guy”, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the reference. Not to mention Joe Bobo’s own bragging in front of video cameras he knew were rolling. His own corruption extends beyond his own political career once you include the times he was caught plagiarizing the works of others as far back as his college days. Then there is his wife Jill. The most startling revelation is the photo of her sitting on Bobo’s lap, apparently when he was wed to another and she was the Biden’s teenage babysitter. At the very least it is suggestive. Pages allegedly taken from daughter Ashley’s diary detail showers she and Daddy Joe took together, not to mention writing she was molested. Hunter himself is a mess. He refers to Daddy Joe as “Pedo Peter”, he’s known for abusing drugs, sexcapades, and, apparently has some issues with pedophilia himself. Then there’s his “business dealings” with ten percent going to “the big guy”. Worse yet, I’m just scratching the surface here.

With all of the above said and done, has law enforcement raided any of the Biden clan? Hell no! In fact, the FIB’s DID raid the apartment of James O’Keefe, founder of Project Veritas, in search of Ashley’s diary (supposedly). This after O’Keefe declined to publish it as he could not verify its authenticity and subsequently turned it over to law enforcement, more than a year before the raid!

Numerous among the globalist elite enjoy the same sort of protection. Hillary Clinton’s residence was never raided though she absolutely possessed classified materials she should not have had. How do we know this? They were eventually turned over. Why wasn’t President Trump offered the same courtesy if he indeed ever was in possession of classified materials was he should not have? It was also widely reported she had set up a home server that only stored classified information but was vulnerable to hackers. In addition, it was reported she destroyed evidence and otherwise dodged efforts to hide her own illegal activities. Was her residence ever raided? No.

Nor has any investigation been alluded to concerning her husband, former President Clinton and his involvement with Jeffery Epstein and Epstein’s “Lolita Express”. In fact neither Clinton nor a single Epstein client has been charged with anything connected with the “Lolita Express” despite testimony of several minors during Ghislaine Maxwell’s child sex trafficking trail, as well as other revelations most would consider worthy of official scrutiny. For those of you still under that rock, the very term “Lolita” refers to underage girls. Epstein was convicted for molesting and prostituting underage children. According Newsweek, Epstein and Clinton were “like brothers”. While this claim has been disputed, it is widely known they were friends. Could this be due to shared interests?

Once one begins to take it all in, only one conclusion glares back: they don’t care how it looks. Or rather they are taunting us – daring us to say something – do something. No doubt the globalist elite spend hours in their posh private residences laughing at us all. They can do anything they want, anything and nobody can stop them. They are invincible. Aren’t they?

The Globalists Are Terrified of Trump!

This statement is made over and over again in many different ways. The elites want to ban Trump from running in 2024. He scares them. He intimidates them. They hate him. What they fail to understand is Trump is the least of their worries.

WE put Trump in office! Donald J. Trump is nothing without US! He wasn’t elected President because he was so great but because he began to state and promise those things WE wanted to hear! To his credit, he listened to us and acted on those things that mattered to US. Trump isn’t “magic”. The words “Make America Great Again” are not an incantation. They simply strike a chord that resonates with those of us who love our nation.

This land is OUR land! The Constitution of the United States is the LAW of our land. WE the PEOPLE are self-governing citizens. WE are in charge! The globalists need not fear Trump, they need to fear US because WE hold the true power. WE have the authority. WE are unstoppable.

Right now the globalists have the upper hand. Why? It’s all smoke and mirrors. Never in our history have the words “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” ever been more relevant. The globalists have usurped power with slight of hand. They cannot hold on to it because their grip is precarious. Once WE the PEOPLE tear that curtain down, revealing the elites for the miserable shells they really are, their party is over.

Indeed the globalists fired shots at Mar-a-Lago, virtual as they might be, they were still a challenge. They are brazenly daring us to stop them. It’s time we stood up to meet that challenge.

Independence Day and Beyond and a new substack article

Okay, okay, first things first – I posted an article “Happy Independence Day” on substack July 4th in lieu of Tuesday’s regular article. What I didn’t do (obviously) is post a link here, as well as elsewhere. While it is still relevant, it is not exactly timely. So gripe if you want to.

Next up – Prepare for yet another attack on our G0d-given rights.

As far as I’m concerned, it’s well past time for some common sense politician control. Seriously (apparently Kameltoe’s word of the day), who died and made these politicians God anyhow? Of course, I refer to the knee-jerk, fully-automatic, military-style rhetoric spewing from the mouth of every socialist authoritarian politician concerning the now infamous shooting at Highland Park, Illinois.

No, I will not go into the well-word details on the number of dead (God rest their souls and be with their families), the kook behind the trigger, the media madness or any of the rest of the circus spontaneously combusting from this tragic event. Instead I’ll laser focus on the aftermath.

As with Las Vegas, Buffalo, Uvade, or any number of like tragedies, do not expect to see a forensic evaluation of what exactly happened from me or anyone else, including, or especially law enforcement. You might see a great deal of speculation about the involvement of nefarious organizations, including some tax-payer funded entities. It has already been reported the FIBs knew about this kook. I’ll leave it at that.

Back to the aftermath, we all know what’s coming. Already, the announcements are inundating the airwaves and cyberspace. It won’t be long before a slew of bills are introduced or dusted off. I already posted on the substact article Here We Are… Again (kinda eerily prophetic, ain’t it?) about HR127. That bill is Sheila Jackson Lee’s legislative gun control vibrator, sure to bring the entire left to new orgasmic heights should it ever pass.  Believe it or don’t there are other, even more sensual bills waiting in the wings.

To date, Virginias Nick Freitas said it best before the Virginia Assembly back in 2018 (okay it only seems prophetic but really it only seems that way because the authoritarians have nothing new at all to add to their playbook.)

He first came to my attention when he gave another speech, one I feel was even more powerful because he stated unequivocally that the controllers only want one thing… more control.

Mark Robinson – now NC’s Lt. Governor – spoke for the majority, i.e. law abiding citizens here:

The authoritarians, the gun controllers have nothing new, but that doesn’t stop them. Nothing will stop them until  WE stop them cold and tell them NO! Our rights are God-given and you cannot have them.

They have no authority to take them.

Our rights – ALL of our rights – are not only God-given but we hold them in trust. It is OUR duty to preserve them.

The controllers only want control, control they have no right to. They are usurpers. They are thieves and liars. They are evil and we cannot stand for it.

It is time for common sense politician control. We the People need to take back the reins from these sycophants who lay at the feet of their masters, those money-men who bought them.

We need to put people on office who will represent us. They are rarely to be found in any political party. I’d say men such as Nicolas Freitas and Mark Robinson are the exception rather than the rule. We need more willing to stand up and be heard as they have.

J6 “Protester” Rachel Powell

You’ve heard of Ray Epps, right? No one can say for sure but many, including myself, suspect Mr. Epps was working for somebody trying to stir up trouble. From what I’ve seen of the videos of Mr. Epps, I have no problem seeing him brought up on charges.  Yet he remains free. Why? I’ll come right out and say it, if he wasn’t working for the FBI directly, he was working for whoever was really directing the madness on J6. They were NOT on the side of us deplorables! Does anyone think he worked alone?

Well, meet Rachel Powell.

Who is Rachel Powell and Why Is She Only on House Arrest After January 6 Violence?

Dear Rachel is under house arrest. She has not suffered like so many J6 protesters. Strange that considering the videos included in the above article. Unlike so many who merely walked into the capital and looked around or, horror!, put his feet on Princess Nancy’s hallowed desk, the video shows a woman, said to be Ms. Powell, armed with an “ice axe” (someone identified this tool as a Gearwrench Extendable Indexible Pry Bar“), drops the weapon she apparently brought with her to smash a window with a handy battering ram that just happened to be laying around. I’m sure it simply dropped out of someone’s back pocket.

The article reveals much more startling information about this actor. Nobody knows who she is really or whom she was working for, if anyone. However, unlike so many others suffering in inhumane and unconstitutional conditions, she remains in the comfort of her Pennsylvania home, ostensibly under “house arrest.” Wink, wink.

Meanwhile, back at the Capital, the show must go on.

Substack articles links – Is It Too Late for Our Nation? / White Supremacy, Insurrection, and Gun Violence

Substack articles this past week

I am attempting to post consistently on Tuesdays and Thursdays

June 9:

Is It Too Late for Our Nation?

Are we headed for total collapse or worse?

June 7

White Supremacy, Insurrection, and Gun Violence

and the true weapons of war

Posting Articles to Substack

On Saturday I began posting articles on Substack. My goal is to build a larger audience. What does this mean for TLC? I don’t know. I doubt if I can keep up both as writing posts/articles is very time consuming for me. It’s been hard enough trying to be consistent with this blog. I’m starting out with the aim to post twice a week to Substack. At this point, there is no paid version but this may change. If anyone bothered to look, my “donation meter” hasn’t budged in like forever. Whatever my posts have been valued at, monetarily they are apparently worthless. So be it.

For what this is worth, the first article is below

No Joe Biden, you CANNOT control our guns
My reply to Biden’s pronouncement

 

The second article posted this morning.

White Supremacy, Insurrection, and Gun Violence
and the true weapons of war

 

Was January 6 Deja Vu?

Yesterday I watched a film that made my jaw drop. It was based on a historical event that happened right here in the US of A. All I could think as I watched this movie was – January 6. Yet the events of this story occurred more than a century ago. There were some similarities in the circumstances of both events but for the most part they were very different. Only the reaction was, in some ways, a carbon copy of how our government is handling what occurred on that day.

The movie is The Conspirator. It is by no whiff of the imagination a “right wing propaganda piece”. In fact, in some other light, just the opposite is more likely to be inferred.

It is the story of Mary Surratt. She was a southern woman, a Confederate supporter who ran a boarding house in Washington D. C. when Lincoln was shot. She was implicated in the plot to assassinate the President, Vice-President Johnson and  Secretary of State Seward because her son, a friend of John Wilkes Booth and, allegedly a co-conspirator met at her boarding house to further their plans.  Here are some of the similarities I saw.

(spoiler alert!)

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Surratt was charged because of her proximity to some of the bad actors.

Little or no evidence was forthcoming.

The evidence that was presented was thin, at best, and possibly false.

She was held without bail until trial in a dank cell. Though I imagine it may be better accommodations than those of some J6 prisoners and she was likely treated better.

The prosecution stacked the deck against her. A civilian, she was tried by a military court rather than a jury of her peers in a civilian court.

She was going to be tried to appease those who abhorred the assassination.

While she was found guilty, her original sentence was life rather than hanging.

The powers that be demanded and got the death penalty for her.

A writ of habeas corpus was obtained, granting her a civilian trial. The writ was overruled by President Johnson, who had zero authority to do so.

Of course, this dark chapter in our history envelopes the worst moment of our nation. In fact, one could say, and yes, I do say it, if our constitution was followed, this nation as it stands today would not exist at all.

The Confederates were not “rebels”. These sovereign southern states did not attempt to “overthrow” the Union, they seceded – they opted out.  It was their absolute right. Now I am not going to debate their intentions or the merits or demerits of their contentions. What I will say is they had every right to act as they did, even if they were wrong.

The Union had already trashed the Constitution many times over. Thus the monkey trial of Mary Surratt pales by comparison. Yet the total disregard for her rights as a citizen and as a human being should glare as a festering sore on this nation’s history.

It is not the first, the only nor the last time the powers that illegitimately be, have trampled on the rights of us citizens – individually and as a group. Every instance is an affront to our sovereignty as citizens.

Someone once put forth an analogy concerning illicit sex that works here. He said illicit sex was like duct tape. Used once the very strong adhesive binds two together so it is very difficult to separate them. However once the tape is removed and applied to another and the bond becomes weaker. When repeated over and over again, eventually there is not enough adhesive to bond at all.

The same thing can be said for our rights as enumerated in the Constitution. Each time an amendment is “temporarily” lifted from our founding document it needs to be bound back in but each time the bond is weaker. At some point, a point we are dangerously close to, the bond will be too weak to stick at all.

Don’t take my word for it, watch The Conspirator for yourself. Compare that story with the plight of the J6 political prisoners. The details are different for sure but the substance – the stark obliteration of these citizens’ rights to appease a handful of political cockroaches, if not to deflect attention and shelter them from their own treasonous actions, is glaring.

Misinformation My ASS!

In my last post, I kinda got a bit heated concerning Mayorkas and his partners in obscurification. For this I do NOT apologize. Ever. if anything I did not go far enough. That said, I kinda wanted to shed some light on this whole “misinformation”, “disinformation” kick the left is bound to hound these days. First, let’s take another look at those definitions I found in Grrrgle.

Both of these definitions point to “false information”. Let’s drop the kid gloves, shall we? These are lies, plain and simple. Now that these terms are revealed for what they truly are, we all know what group is most proficient in propagating lies. For those of you in Egypt visiting denial, that would be politicians. Of course, they’ve built themselves tremendous support systems, supported and paid for by us taxpayers. Their corporate masters tell them what to say, often word for word, and they spew it forth like the good little sycophants they are.

On a side note, the above should give some indication just how stupid the political class is. They’ve worked for decades to enrich the moneyed elite while they only get a comparable pittance for themselves. Compare billions to millions and this becomes obvious. Granted, the politicians cannot be to brazen in their corruption or some of us sleeping citizens may come out of our slumber.

Coming back to my main point here, the crux of all of this is plain, old fashioned truth vs lies.

The worst part of all of this is I’m hearing so much wailing about all of this. People are whining about how this will “destroy democracy” and what a lousy choice this wacko chic – Nina Jankowicz is to head this debacle. Well, their not wrong but they are missing the real point.
Some have said it. Tucker Carlson started out in this vein. Chris Salcedo went straight for the jugular. The federal government has no authority to do this. None whatsoever. Period.
Enough said.

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.

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.

The broker is Webull and here is their current offer.

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Get 5 FREE stocks valued up to $9,600 by opening & funding a #Webull brokerage account! Get started > https://a.webull.com/ga6te3G5921n4f3kfb

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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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.

Two Ways for This to End

My morning began with a conversation with my wife. As I am in the habit of regaling her with a selection of the latest memes, current events was the topic.  It doesn’t matter the topic, her response is always the same: “There’s nothing we can do about any of this.” I see the despair in her eyes as they meet with my own. Maybe “despair” is too strong a term. Hopeless resignation is more accurate, I think. I am hard-pressed to disagree with her entirely. I can see a different path. It is not an easy one. It is not a likely path but it is a path nonetheless. More about that in a bit. It seems more expedient to consider the most likely path, the one we all seem to be on. The road to hell.

Per my last post, pResident Slo Mo Biden is obviously hellbent on driving us down this road. Well, not him actually, on his best day he didn’t have the cajones, much less the brains to find his own way there. Forget about taking the wheel. So, more accurately, his handlers, who are likely employed by a globalist cabal, are chauffeuring all of us. We all know the issues facing us. If you see any news at all, everything is repeated ad infinitum.

As a nation we are on the brink of a “hot war” with the one nation possessing nuclear armaments rivaling our own both in quantity and in destructive force. The man with the “finger on the button” has a sterling reputation for consistently making awful decisions. This isn’t just some right-wing nut case talking…

“I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says of Vice President Joe Biden in his new book coming out later this month. Gates’ assessment of Biden’s boss is only slightly better, depicting an Obama administration with very murky lines of communication on military issues.

Source: The Atlantic

You can’t get much farther left than this. The problem is, the premise of a hot war with Russia is just the beginning. Meanwhile, some genius in the Biden misAministration decided to let Russia, yes Russia, work a deal with Iran to revamp Nobama’s nuclear deal. Today I learned the grownups (Russia and Iran) have shut the kids (the US) out of the room while they negotiate. Hey! I write fiction but even I can’t stretch MY imagination that far!

Let’s not forget the Biden’s long ties with Ukraine. While I admire Zelenskyy’s grit, it could very well be an act. There are also indications Ukraine is not the “democracy” we are all led to believe. Add to that, recent revelations that Ukraine has been working on bioweapons at the behest of our own US government and, well, the whole story is getting stinky.

Then there’s China. They’ve been caught playing footsies with Russia. So now we have a massive economic power (China) teaming up with an aggressor nation with vast resources and they are both bedding down with Iran. Oh, and let’s not forget India. They have ties to both Russia and China.

Put it all together and they have the manpower and resources to crush every Western nation if we all banded together. On a good day, the United States of America would have a tough time facing such a foe. Thanks to Slo Mo Joe, our nation is waning. Worse it is rotting from the inside out and it is all intentional.

Let’s start with oil. When President Trump left office we were a  net exporter of oil and the price of gasoline was about $2.50 per gallon on average. Today we import much of our oil and the price of gasoline has hit an all-time high. What has changed? The occupant in the White House.

While speculation abounds about why Russia decided to invade Ukraine at this point in time, I find it hard to dismiss the availably of cheap energy as one of the prime factors. Certainly everything Joe Biden has done during his short occupation of the Oval Office has contributed but oil floats to the top of my list.

The short supply of US oil along with massive spending has fueled inflation to all-time highs. While “all-time highs” is not official, once you account for changes in how inflation is calculated, you’ll be hard-pressed to prove me wrong on this. Congress is complicit in all of this. Just today I saw this from Marjorie Taylor-Green

Yep, the House is vying for yet another spending spree. Just the other day Biden stood up before his fellow Democrats saying the idea that spending is the prime cause of inflation is “just not true”.  I won’t waste my time in the mental midget but for anyone who needs to grasp it, the principle is simply supply and demand. As the supply of money increases, the value decreases and prices increase. The demand side is a bit more obscure but our government, via the Federal Reserve, prints money and then loans it via treasury notes to investors. As the glut in fiat bucks grows, it becomes harder to find investors. Short and sweet, as more money is printed the less value it has.

As if inflation wasn’t enough, the short supply of natural gas, another energy product, affects everything in our nation. Fertilizer is a primary concern as the production of nitrogen, one of the main components of fertilizer. Fertilizer prices have risen to the point were many farmers have decided not to use any this year – at least those who are still planting. Then consider the cost of harvesting. From planting to harvesting, machinery is crucial to American agriculture. Our machinery runs on fossil fuels. As those costs go up one of two things can be  expected to happen. Either the farmer will decline to produce a crop as it becomes unprofitable to do so or the price of his goods will increase and we will pay dearly for them. Actually, both are likely to happen. Farmers are on the low end of the profit scale when it comes to food production. If anyone were to get rich from higher prices, it ain’t them.

Of course, none of the above takes into account the invasion. Not Ukraine. America. While the media and the rest of the circus clowns are wringing their hands over 190,000 Russian troops invading Ukraine, and rightly so to a point, our Southern border is flooded with over 2 MILLION illegal aliens, drugs and who knows what else? That’s TEN TIMES the number if insurgents overrunning Ukraine’s borders folks. The media? Crickets.

By the by, the US Census puts the total immigrant population (both legal and illegal) in the US at 46+ Million. In my cursory glance I didn’t see any breakdown of this figure. It would be nice to know what the folks charged with counting heads says the number of illegal aliens is now.

In addition to illegal aliens, our borders are also open to anybody who wants to stroll across, including criminals and terrorists. Story after story emerges documenting known illegal alien criminals assaulting, robbing and even killing innocent US citizens. Even so, they are not leading the crime wave sweeping our nation.

All across the US, crime is surging. From flash robberies of upscale boutiques and high-end jewelers to murders in the streets, crime is rampant and the criminals? Well, in many cases they are simply let go without bail. Prosecutors across the nation are refusing to hold and sometimes even charge those arrested for criminal activity. Instead they free them, allowing them back on the streets to commit even more crimes.

The current crime wave is endorsed and backed by useful idiot liberals who lobby to defund the police while supporting no-cash bail laws. Lately many leftist politicians who worked hard to put these measures in place are now publicly backing off. Have they really had a change of heart or simply changing their positions to avoid the political wind? You be the judge.

I’m just scratching the surface but you get the picture. At every turn something comes up to eat at the very foundation of our nation. The rule of law no longer exists. Ghislaine Maxwell sits in jail, convicted of child trafficking while her long list of politically-connected clients remain at large and uncharged. One must wonder why. Mounting evidence of Hillary Clinton’s role in the now-debunked Russian Collusion Hoax has failed to result in any charges filed against her. While numerous, validated questions about Hunter Biden’s illegal activities arise, he remains untouched. Though federal authorities executed a full-swat raid on Project Veritas head James O’Keefe in search of Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley Biden’s diary. Never mind the fact that no federal crime was committed. Unless of course you want to explore the utilization of federal assets for personal reasons. Joe?

Again and again, my wife and I discuss these stories. Again and again she shrugs her shoulders saying, “it’s not like anyone can do anything about it.”. Well, if this is the attitude of the citizens of our nation then she’s correct. Nothing will happen. Nobody is going to save us. How does this all end then?

Here’s scenario number one:

Nobody does anything. The politicians and their minions continue to rape, pillage and destroy our nation until we reach a breaking point. [Note, the money men are counting profits all along. They like to stay behind the scenes and run things from afar. ] At some point something will give. It has to. Whether it is our economic system, race riots, war or some other, unforeseen event or series of events, it will all come to a  head.

When that happens, all bets are off. Someone might declare a “national emergency” and seize power on the spot.  Maybe they will, maybe they won’t. The deciding factor, as always, will be how much they believe we citizens will tolerate. We’ve already proven quite docile. They could simply engage the troops. Of course, first we’ll see law enforcement deployed in all their glory. Then the National Guard will be called in. Last but not least, we’ll see the military put boots on the ground.  Once this happens, it is only a matter of time before a “provisional government” assumes power. At some point they will defer to some “global leadership”.  The globalists will finally be able to establish their world government because our nation no longer stands in their way.

It will all start with a crisis of some sort. Some time after that, citizens may or may not rise in protest at the draconian measures imposed on us. Covid was just a precursor, you ain’t seen nothin yet. Then the hammer comes down, on us. Stick a fork in us, we will be done.

Granted there are many ways this sort of thing can play out. God knows the authoritarians (notice how this word has become more popular since I first started using it?) are tossing everything they can to get this fire blazing. They are not going to stop. If they could have figured out what it would take to push us over the edge, they’d have done it already. We’ve been maddingly resilient but even we can only take so much. As I’ve said so many times before, I’m no  prophet. All I do is extrapolate from the present.  So the what may blindside me, but the end result will be the same.

Scenario number two

We, the People stand up. We take back our nation. In my little mind, I envision a county by county effort. Yes, I’ve advocated this before. What I would really love to see is for citizens to gather at our respective county seats on a single day to send a message to the politicians and their money-men.

“Your Reign of Terror is OVER!”

We are in charge now. This would be just a start. Continuing on, we would initiate a series of resolutions designed to take back our nation and regain control. These resolutions would direct our elected representatives concerning our wishes for our states and our nation. The first ones would need to be sweeping and big – such as directing our federal government to produce a budget AND prohibit them from borrowing another dime.  And so forth.

This concept is similar to Virginia’s Second Amendment Sanctuary movement. Just before Covid hit, citizens all over our commonwealth convinced our county boards to declare our respective counties to be Second Amendment Sanctuaries. The movement was a response to the State’s recent attack on our 2A rights.

To date, the politicians largely ignored our efforts. Most of them scoff at us. We ain’t done yet. They can ignore us at their own political peril. We have a glimmer of hope. Virginia citizens spoke loudly again last November. This time the overwhelming reason was our kids. What point an be taken away from all this?

Yes, we CAN vote our way out of this… so to speak. Many, especially my brothers on the right, disdain the idea. I understand why. For decades we citizens vote and vote and vote. Sometimes we see some light at the end of the tunnel but it is always extinguished far too soon. The problem is our vote is only part of the answer. As was demonstrated in November 2020, what also matters is who counts the votes. We’ve been far too lax on that matter. Even then we are not out of the woods.

Because the real problem facing us citizens is politics, in particular, party politics. As long as the baton is passed from Democrat to Republican and back again, all we will see is two sides of the same rotten egg. Inside it is black and putrid. This needs to change. We need to divorce ourselves form party politics.

The good news is modern technology can overcome this. In most places in this nation citizens can write in our votes. Forget the old whine about who might win if we go “third party”. If all we can do is choose between two evils we then are forced to choose evil. But we are not forced. Not really.

Thus I am convinced it is possible to rebuild our nation. In order to do so, we citizens, must reclaim our birthright to self-government. We need to shove the politicians to the side of the road and drive away, never looking back. We need to decentralize, to make our county seats the centers of our political lives. From there we rule our own patches of American soil. From there we direct our representatives and hold them accountable.

As much as I see how this dream is possible, I have to agree with my wife. It won’t happen. Why? Simply because the citizens of our nation will not make it happen. Instead we all shrug our shoulders saying “Well, somebody’s gotta do something.”. And along comes another politician promising everything under the sun and a chicken in every pot. Good luck with that.