Thursday, June 30, 2022

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Where Are the Abortion Insurrection Hearings?

June 28, 2022 @ Sultan Knish Blog

 Friday evening’s Arizona State Senate session had to be cut short as the legislative body came under siege from Abortion Insurrection rioters.

"We have a security threat outside," Senate President Karen Fann announced. Legislators were evacuated into the basement and then had to be evacuated once again from the basement after tear gas fumes being used to stop the insurrectionists entered the building.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety reported that a pro-abortion rally by "an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 people" turned into "anarchical and criminal actions by masses of splinter groups" who "attempted to breach the doors of the Arizona Senate and force their way into the building. The violence of their efforts literally shook the building".

The statement reported that “the glass doors bowed from attempts of forced entry” and noted damage to a variety of war memorials including those honoring murdered police officers and veterans of the Korean War and the War on Terror.

"Violent pro-abortion protester attempts of an insurrection at the Arizona State Senate were thwarted Friday night, thanks to the swift action from local and state law enforcement," the Arizona Republican State Senate Caucus stated in its press release.

“They were aggressively banging on the windows in a way that at any moment it could break,” Senator Michelle Ugenti-Rita said. “This wasn’t a knock on a window.”

The Arizona Abortion Insurrection was one of a number of violent abortion riots around the country incited by top Democrats.

"The hell with the Supreme Court,” Rep. Maxine Waters had ranted at a rally. "We will defy them."

In Los Angeles, insurrectionists took her seriously.

In Los Angeles, an abortion insurrectionist was charged with the attempted murder of a police officer after attacking a cop with a torch, described as a "makeshift flamethrower", and leaving him with burns.

Other abortion insurrectionists threw rocks, fireworks and bottles at police.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez raved that the Supreme Court was "illegitimate" and urged protesters to get "into the streets".

That's what they did in New York City. In Manhattan, insurrections besieged conservative organizations. There was an alleged arson attempt at the Women’s National Republican Club and chants of "Burn it down" outside FOX News.

In Portland, insurrectionists threw smoke bombs at police and smashed up local businesses, as well as the Mother and Child Education Center. The pregnancy non-profit's director denied that they were anti-abortion and described herself as a "pro-choice, liberal Catholic Democrat.”

But offering anything to children except death was enough to make Mother and Child a target.

The Abortion Insurrection in Phoenix, New York City, Portland, and Los Angeles had been incited by top Democrats, and enabled by their activist, corporate, and non-profit allies.

The Phoenix protest was allegedly linked to a branch of Radical Women, “the oldest socialist feminist group in existence,” which has ties to Trotskyists, and the Party for Socialism and Liberation, a domestic Communist party. The media promoted the rallies while failing to disclose the radical nature of the groups involved in it resulting in people bringing children to a riot.

Woke corporations, including Patagonia and Live Nation, promised to cover bail so that Woke Capitalists and Communists were working together to enable an insurrection.

But those are just the tip of the spear.

The Abortion Insurrection was carefully organized, beginning with a Supreme Court staffer feeding the original draft decision to the media. Democrat groups instantly organized a protest movement suggesting that they were likely aware of the leaked draft before it was published.

Abortion insurrectionists screamed outside the court and harassed justices in their homes so that some had to be evacuated along with their families. One insurrectionist was arrested after plotting to assassinate Justice Kavanaugh. Despite the growing violence, Speaker Pelosi and leading Democrats refused to protect the justices from their rioting leftist political allies.

A wave of terrorist attacks against pro-life pregnancy centers has been waged by a pro-abortion domestic terror group, Jane's Revenge. It left behind graffiti warning, "If abortions aren't safe, then you aren't either" that has also appeared at the scene of some of the recent abortion riots.

The DOJ and the FBI appears to be doing little to follow up on the terrorism and Twitter has allowed leftists to spread a list of pregnancy centers, inciting violence under the same slogan. Senate Democrats, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, instead urged the FTC and Google to go after pro-life pregnancy centers for refusing to kill children.

The Abortion Insurrection has all the hallmarks of a carefully organized and directed campaign.

"We are currently there being held hostage inside the Senate building due to members of the public trying to breach our security," Arizona State Senator Kelly Townsend had tweeted. "We smell tear gas and the children of one of the members are in the office sobbing with fear. I expect a J24 committee to be created immediately.”

She later posted a video of the rioters hammering violently on the glass doors of the building.

A J24 Committee would be able to do what the J6 Committee is claiming to do which is track how the entire insurrection was organized and financed, what the command and control operations look like, how the money is being moved around, and what connections the insurrectionists have to top Democrats, staffers, and donors. Including George Soros.

The last two decades normalized mass leftist protests and the last decade mainstreamed violent rioting. The only way to put a stop to it is by shining the clear light of day on its inner workings.

The Left has built a complicated political machine with many moving parts in which massive hijacked foundations direct money through numerous pipelines to smaller seed groups, leftist organizers moonlight as non-profit activists or fellows during the day while organizing riots at night, and meaningless names like Antifa, BLM or Jane’s Revenge are used to cover up the larger ideological organizations and operations that are running things behind the scenes.

A congressional committee empowered to investigate, compel testimony, and force the handover of information is needed to follow up on the work of conservative journalists. It is vitally important that the public understand that the violent riots in the streets are being funded by the same donors whose organizations set the political agenda for the Democrats.

The “insurrection” is coming from inside the house.

The Abortion Insurrection is the latest in a series of leftist riots being conducted by the same players using rotating pretexts. The attack on the Arizona State Senate was an attempt to intimidate and disrupt a legislative session, and to penetrate the building. It ought to be investigated and broken down as an insurrection and a component of a larger strategy.

"This wasn't a peaceful or lawful protest," Attorney General, Mark Brnovich said. "We must never tolerate these criminal attempts to tear down our institutions and intimidate our officials."

Arizona officials and law enforcement suppressed the insurrection, but it’s time for Congress to step up and exposer the forces behind the domestic terror campaign that is holding not just legislators in Phoenix, but our entire nation, hostage.

Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine. Click here to subscribe to my articles. 

About Daniel Greenfield
Daniel Greenfield is a journalist investigating Islamic terrorism and the Left. He is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center

 

Former ESPN Host Bob Ley Says LeBron ‘Has a Responsibility’ to Speak on Chinese Human Rights Abuses

Warner Todd Huston

ESPN’s Bob Ley took aim at those attacking the new Saudi-backed LIV golf league over the country’s human rights record. At the same time, they ignore the NBA’s connections to human rights abusing China.  As nearly two dozen pro golfers have jumped ship from the PGA Tour to join the Saudi-backed pro league, many have accused pros including Phil Mickelson, Brooks Koepka, and Bryson DeChambeau of “sportswashing” the Saudi government’s human rights abuses — most especially the death of occasional columnist Jamal Khashoggi.  Indeed, a few weeks ago, Koepka blasted the media for constantly asking about the LIV league at the expense of even the PGA Tour’s offerings...............To Read More....


HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Laughs While Suggesting American Taxpayers Could Foot the Bill for Transporting Women to Pro-Abortion States

Biden Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra laughed Monday as he suggested his agency is considering using taxpayer funds to transport women to pro-abortion states so they can end the lives of their unborn babies.

During an interview with NBC News following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return the issue of abortion to the states, Kate Snow asked Becerra, “What are you doing concretely in response to the Court’s decision, to try to help women?”................To Read More....


Nancy Pelosi Receives Holy Communion at Papal Mass in Vatican

Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi attended Mass in the Vatican presided over by Pope Francis Wednesday, and received Holy Communion not from the pope himself but from another priest assisting at the Mass.  It was unclear whether the priest knew who Mrs. Pelosi was or that she has been banned from receiving Communion in her home archdiocese of San Francisco for her aggressive promotion of abortion, which the Catholic Church considers to be murder.  At a reception Tuesday evening at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, Pelosi said she was visiting Rome in a private capacity as part of a family vacation.

In 2021, Pelosi praised Pope Francis’ “immense moral clarity,” but carefully avoided any mention of abortion, which Francis has described as “murder” and a “scourge,” likening it to hiring a paid assassin to take out a child. A “just society recognizes the primacy of the right to life from conception to natural death,” he has asserted.

In January 2015, Pelosi said that she knew “more about having babies than the pope,” insisting that a woman has “the right” to an abortion..................More.....

They're Beyond the Peter Principle: They're Criminals

The Peter Principle: People are promoted to their level of incompetence. 

By Rich Kozlovich

Since Biden became President of the United States I've tried in some small way to track to important positions in the federal government.  From the cabinet, to the judiciary, the military, and to the various agencies, there are two things that stand out to those who've paid attention: They're weird and they hate America, and we're seeing the madness of King Brandon on display. 

On June 29, 2022 it was reported that Energy Secretary Granholm violated the Hatch Act by encouraging votes for Democrats during interview, and that conclusion was the result of an investigation by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.  Clearly an independent federal agency.  And she "received appropriate training and the office has advised her that any future violations will be considered a "willful and knowing violation of the law, which could result in further action."  Wow!  They were really tough on her!  Just a little snark.
 
But anyone whose paid any amount of attention to these people and watched the Senate hearings where they were questioned there's only one conclusion.  They were already at the peak of the Peter Principle before they were appointed.  But the quality of their competence is only part of the problem.
 
Secretary of Home Land Security Mayorkas has been in the news a lot these days regarding his
Did he lie?  There's been a pattern of lies to Congress by Mayorkas, as the Washington Post Says Mayorkas’s ‘Prompt Deportation’ Claim Is ‘Mostly False’.  Immigration at the border has been in reality open treason by Mayorkas and the Biden administration.  That breeds the obvious conclusion expressed by Sen. Rick Scott: Mayorkas Has Lied to Congress & the American People – He Must Resign
 
Silvio Canto, Jr. says there are 51 reasons for Mayorkas to resign because he's in charge of this immigration mess and recently 51 people were found dead in a trailer roasted to death, and its all on Mayorkas, but especially Joe Biden.  Their blood is on their hands. 

Then there's the energy crisis.  No advanced society can exist and prosper without sufficient energy.  America was a nation that was not only energy independent but an energy exporter less than two years ago, is now facing an energy crisis and even black outs.  Why?  America has more oil than all the Middle East combined, but we have to drill for it.  
 
We have energy issues because Biden and his crew are nuts over something that's not occurring, , and blaming something that has absolutely no impact on the world's climate, manmade and claim we need to end use and become totally green.
Kelly Haughton posted this piece, Fire Kerry, fire McCarthy, fire Granholm "Ending the "energy crisis" requires serious housecleaning."
 
“Joe Biden can end the global energy crisis in 3 easy steps: 1. Promise to stop his anti-fossil fuel-fuel agenda for the remainder of his administration. 2. Withdraw from the Paris Agreement. 3. Encourage other countries to do 1 and 2. Production will surge, prices will plummet.”

She outlines three steps in fixing that problem, First fire John Kerry for his opposition to fossil fuels, and his efforts to destroy oil producing companies.  Second, fire Gina McCarthy, Biden’s National Climate Advisor. McCarthy, a one time EPA administrator who was a disaster then and still is, is part of this insane green cabal.  She and the position she holds should be assigned to the ash heap of  history and finally, fire Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm
 
All of these people are in opposition to America's energy production and independence.  All of these people are demanding America totally transition into alternative energy production and "go green" in our use of energy, which is scientifically and factually  impossible, and they have to know it. No amount of incremental wind and solar power can ever provide energy independence.
Conclusion? If what I've said about energy production is true, and it is, and if their policies and actions are in direct opposition to that, and they are, then we must conclude they're consciously and deliberately working to destroy America. 
 
Why should they be allowed to continue?

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Cartoon of the Day

Political Cartoons by AF Branco

Report cards and an academic judgment day

It looks as though the war is widening in Ukraine

June 29, 2022 By Francis P. Sempa

Reuters reports that the Turkish government has removed its objections to Finland and Sweden joining NATO.  President Biden called it a move that "will strengthen our Alliance and bolster our collective security."  More U.S. and Western arms are being shipped to Ukraine.  A few days ago, a Ukrainian military spokesman said the village of Desna in its northern Chernigiv region came under massive bombardment from Belarus.  If that's true, the Russia-Ukraine war has already widened.  And there is little, if any, movement toward a negotiated solution to the war.

Meanwhile, the Russian foreign ministry called the European Union's recent grant of candidate status to Ukraine a further effort to "contain Russia" and to monopolize Russia's geopolitical space.  The reaction to Finland and Sweden moving closer to NATO membership will likely produce more Russian condemnation — and perhaps worse.

A glance at a map will reveal Russia's security dilemma.  If and when Finland and Sweden join NATO, the Russian state will be confronted with a hostile military alliance along virtually its entire European border — only Belarus, Ukraine, and Georgia are buffer states.  And the U.S. and some other NATO powers have previously suggested that at least two of those countries — Ukraine and Georgia — could become NATO members, too.  Viewed from Moscow, it is a menacing geopolitical position, and all of the soothing talk about NATO being a purely defensive alliance will do nothing to change Moscow's view................To Read More.....


Rep. Jim Jordan: “It’s Hard to Take the ‘Party of Science’ Seriously When They Think Men Can Get Pregnant”

 By Craig Bannister | June 28, 2022 

 While Democrats claim to be the party of science, regarding issues ranging from climate change to COVID, their embrace of gender ideology over biology suggests otherwise, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) says.  “It’s hard to take the ‘party of science’ seriously when they think men can get pregnant,” Rep. Jordan, the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, tweeted on Tuesday.  “Reminder,” House Judiciary Republicans tweeted Tuesday, sharing video from a hearing on abortion last May 18, in which a Democrat witness testified that men can become pregnant and have abortions.  Testifying at a House Judiciary Committee hearing examining abortion access and services in the U.S., the executive director of an abortion advocacy organization testified that men can, indeed, become pregnant and have abortions........To Read More.....

 My Take - Make sure to follow the link and watch this very short video.  

Russia turns on Putin: Politicians demand ‘immediate withdrawal’ from Ukraine as 100 servicemen are fired for refusing to take part in the invasion

A Russian court has dismissed more than 100 national guardsmen in the first case of soldiers refusing to fight in Ukraine since the war began on February 24.  Russian deputy Leonid Vasyukevich, 69, said Moscow's army should come home. Putin’s supporters have branded him a 'traitor' and he may now face legal action 

By Will Stewart and Tom Brown For Mailonline 27 May 2022 

Editor's Note:  This is a bit dated, but it's only getting worse for Putin.  RK

A veteran Russian legislator has issued an appeal to Vladimir Putin to stop military action, bring his troops home and end the war in Ukraine.  Communist deputy Leonid Vasyukevich, 69, blasted the use of Moscow’s servicemen in Ukraine, as a Russian court dismissed more than 100 national guardsmen in the first case of soldiers refusing to fight in Ukraine as politicians demanded the army return home.

Members of the National Guard of the Russian Federation, a separate military branch from the Russian army refused to carry out an assignment related to Moscow's 'special operation' in Ukraine.  A military court in Russia's southern republic of Kabardino-Balkaria found that the defendants 'arbitrarily refused to perform an official assignment' and turned down their appeal.

The hearing was held behind closed doors to avoid revealing 'military secrets,' according to the Moscow Times.............To Read More.....

Soviet Show Trials come to American college campuses

Harris: Administration ‘Looking at’ Travel Vouchers for Women to Receive Abortions

Pam Key 27 Jun 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris said Monday on CNN’s “The Lead” that in response to the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the Biden administration was “looking at” giving vouchers for travel expenses to women who leave their state to receive an abortion.

Anchor Dana Bash said, “What about the idea of financial resources? Some form of voucher for travel, child care services, other forms of support for people, for women seeking abortions in states where it’s not legal, but they just don’t have the means to go elsewhere.”

Harris said, “So this is something that we are looking at because we know, for example, in terms of how this is going to actually impact real people, over half of women who receive abortions in America are moms. That means that if they’re going to have to travel, they have to find daycare and pay for it. It means that they will if they are working, which most are, they’re going to have to have time from work, and if they don’t have paid leave, they are going to have to figure out how to afford it. It means they may have to put up money for a train or a bus or a plane, much less a hotel, and so we want to make sure that there does not result in extreme disparities or any disparities based on who can receive care based on how much money they’ve got.”.............To Read More.....

My Take - The Hyde Amendment prevents the federal government from using federal funds on abortion, and this would be part of that, however, Kamala is all over the media over this, and I'm wondering if this was sanctioned by the White House, or is this is an effort on her part to show she's capable of being President of the United States and laying groundwork for invoking the 25th Amendment on Biden after the 2022 elections and the Congress changes dramatically.  There's no love lost between them, and their staffs, so....could be!


Life Is Tough! It's Tougher If You're Stupid!

We need only to fully awaken the sleeping tiger within America's soul

By ——--June 26, 2022

“Life is tough! It’s tougher if you’re stupid!” These are the immortal words of that great philosopher Sargent John M. Stryker USMC (John Wayne) in the movie “Sands of Iwo Jima.”  There is a tremendous amount of wisdom in those few words.  Those words impart even more wisdom if we paraphrase them in a couple of ways.  

Life is tough! It’s tougher if you’re ignorant! For the last 30 years, the Marxist American education system has be turning out high school “graduates” that are functionally illiterate.  The system values student self-esteem rather than an education to assist them in being productive, knowledgeable American citizens.  A high school diploma is now nothing more than a participation trophy, not a document that demonstrates actual capability and accomplishment........To Read More.....

Antioch: A Valiant Christian Victory Against Islam

June 28, 2022 By Raymond Ibrahim

Today in history, June 28, 1098, witnessed a Crusader victory over the forces of Islam that, for those present, could only be interpreted as a miracle. As discussed here, on June 3, 1098, the Crusaders managed to liberate the ancient Christian city of Antioch -- where the very word “Christian” was first coined (Acts 11:26) -- from Islamic abuse. Before they could celebrate, however, or even recuperate, Kerbogha, the Turkish lord (or atabeg) of Mosul, arrived with a “countless and innumerable throng” of forty thousand fighters, consisting of Turks, Arabs, Egyptians, Africans, and Persians. “It is quite obvious that these people are completely mad,” the atabeg observed of the hopelessly outnumbered Crusaders: “They are a presumptuous race… Doubtless they have every confidence in their courage. But by Muhammad, it was a bad day for them when they entered Syrian territory.”

He quickly blockaded Antioch; and they who only yesterday were the besiegers became the besieged. Worse, by the time the Crusaders took Antioch, most of its stores had been depleted by the Turks during their lengthy besiegement, forcing the feral Franks to eat leather shoes and drink horse blood.........To Read More.....

NY Supreme Court strikes down Non-Citizen Voting Law

June 28, 2022 By Rajan Laad

Last year, the New York City Council passed legislation that allows non-citizens who have lived in the city for at least 30 days and are legal permanent residents in the U.S. to vote in city elections for mayor, public advocate, the borough president, and city council. The law also applies to green card holders, individuals with workers' permits, and DACA recipients. The law was set to go into effect on January 2023.  Fortunately, a group affiliated with the Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit challenging the legislation.

More than 800,000 non-citizens would have become eligible for voting rights if this new law had taken effect. The lawsuit also stated that "by dramatically increasing the pool of eligible voters, the Non-Citizen Voting Law will dilute the votes of United States citizens, including the plaintiffs in this action.”  New York’s State Supreme Court Justice Ralph Porzio, based in Staten Island,  struck down the legislation in a ruling calling it illegal and stating that it violates the state constitution, which only provides for citizens to vote.........the City of New York cannot "obviate" the restrictions imposed by the constitution."...........To Read More....

 

January 6 Committee's Kangaroo Court of Lies and Corruption

January 6 Committee Ignores Key Questions About FBI - By Julie Kelly - The final set of witnesses testifying before the January 6 select committee had the potential to shed more light on the government’s foreknowledge of the protest on Capitol Hill that day. Jeffrey Rosen, appointed by Donald Trump on Christmas Eve in 2020 to replace departing Attorney General William Barr, and two of his deputies gave opening statements and fielded questions for more than two hours last week. None of it had anything to do with the events of January 6, 2021. Instead, Rosen—the deputy transportation secretary under Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), before he was promoted in May 2019 to serve as Barr’s deputy—spent his time explaining how the former president pushed the Justice Department to investigate election fraud in numerous states after it failed to do so. Rosen recounted multiple requests by Trump, including the appointment of a special counsel. ............To Read More....

McCarthy: SEC Climate Rule ‘Could Be the Biggest Long-Term Damage’ Biden Does

Ian Hanchett

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow,” House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) argued that the proposed climate rule by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requiring public companies to report their carbon emissions could do the “biggest long-term damage” of any Biden policy because it will massively increase costs, spawn large amounts of lawsuits, and decrease American competitiveness against China.

McCarthy said, “We have a separation of branches of government. But what he’s doing, this SEC could be the biggest long-term damage there is. They’re saying not only your business, you have to rate it, who you do business with in some other countries. You can’t score that, but everyone’s going to get sued over it. What do you think that’s going to cost? What do you think the regulations are there? And it’s going to make us less competitive against China. This is the problem with this administration, they have no solutions.” .........To Read More......

Amazon Employees Allegedly Demand Business Cease in Pro-Life States and Allow ‘Time to Grieve’

Paul Bois

An open letter that appears to be signed by hundreds of Amazon employees has called upon the company to cease business in pro-life states among other demands. Shared by Libs of TikTok, the letter appeared to call upon the tech giant to take “immediate and decisive action against the threat to basic human rights with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.”

“As part of Amazon’s wide-reaching efforts toward a more inclusive and diverse workforce, we believe that Amazon cannot let this recent decision go unanswered,” the shared letter said. “We ask Amazon, the world’s best employer, to actively defend against this assault on our liberty.”

The letter then went on to propose a list of (often hilarious) ideas for how the company can better promote the cause of abortion, and though signatories admit that “some ideas bear a larger business risk than others,” they ultimately believed that these “unprecedented times” require the company to “think big to change the world.”................To Read More.....

My Take - One of the comments was:  

“Amazon Employees Allegedly Demand Business Cease in Pro-Life States and Allow ‘Time to Grieve’” Grieve for what? They obviously don’t grieve for dead babies, so they can go...... themselves - on their own time.  

Another said: 

"Amazon would save itself much heartache and frustration if they would fire all malcontents that signed onto this letter... any serious HR person would know that the people who signed this letter are the least productive and the most trouble."

This is a and Amazon needs to follow get it's head on right and realize that a good firing gets everyone else's head straight, and in this case, they need a lot of firings.  It's true Amazon is owned by a left wing loon billionaire, but he's finding himself on the dirty end of the stick with his employees and their pay, conditions and benefits, and he's going to find out, if he already doesn't realize it, once you give in to them, there will be no end to the demands of these leftist misfits.

Chinese Regime Killed Falun Gong Adherent for His Liver, Witness Says

 
By Eva Fu June 28, 2022

A former Japanese criminal gang member says he was a witness of China’s live organ trade, having seen an anesthetized Falun Gong adherent—with tendons cut to prevent his flight—shortly before the man was placed on an operating table to have his liver carved out. That was in August 2008, when Ushio Sugawara, now 58, was still a member of the Sixth Yamaguchi-gumi—Japan’s largest crime syndicate. He left the gang in 2015 and is now an economic commentator in Japan.

His friend’s brother was desperate for a new liver to sustain his life. With strict regulations, high costs, and long waiting times in the United States and France—two of the few countries offering liver transplant surgeries at the time—the struggling patient turned to what appeared to be his only alternative: At the time, Beijing’s General Hospital of the Armed Police Forces, a state-run military hospital, had risen to become a national leader in liver transplant surgery...............To Read More...

 

How Is Saving Lives Of Black Children Bad For Black Women?

My Mychal Massie June 27, 2022 @ Daily Rant

I understand that politicians in general, and Godless neo-Leninist liberals specifically are dishonest, conscienceless and will say and do anything to get elected and stay elected.  They would sell their souls to remain in office and the overwhelming majority has done just that.  As a whole, politicians are the worse America has to offer, exceeded only the media and the whorish so-called entertainment industry.

But, it is the depth and totality of evil that both consumes and motivates these creations that I find so utterly abhorrent.  It is also the depth and totality of moral bankruptcy that defines them, but more on that perhaps later.

As expected, this has risen to new levels since the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

As expected the American demographic that has been immediately paraded to the front of the line, as a primary causal factor showcasing the heinous injustice of saving the lives of children, is the very American demographic that has suffered the most severe disparate impact from abortion of any people save the industrialized extermination of Jews under Hitler, for being Jews.

Americans who are controlled, marginalized and who exhibit behavioral characteristics of feral animals; that portion of the population that foolishly revels in being recognized as a Crayola crayon color, which in reality is the ultimate form of marginalization, have been money in the bank for the abortion industry.  But, the very politicians who supposedly care about the well being of these people who have been conditioned to believe they can do nothing of merit without help, are the people contributing the most to the disaffection of the crayon-color women as a whole.

It is no secret that so-called black women have led the world percentage-wise in the industrialization of the systematic extermination of their future generations.  What makes it worst is the neverending compendium of complaint that the so-called “white man” and  especially law-enforcement are out to get them.

We’ve all heard LeBron James endlessly pontificate per how black folks can’t walk out of the house without a white man, and specifically a white cop, waiting to kill them. “LowBrain” James is incorrect; his inordinate fear of law enforcement is misplaced.  It’s the so-called “white man” in the form of Planned Parenthood and the crayon color identified politicians who are out to kill him and his kind; not the man with a badge.

The life expectancy of so-called black youth in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Camden and South Central, Los Angeles is disproportionately low compared to the life expectancy of young people living in Montana, Utah or Doctor Philips, Florida.  But, the domicile with the lowest life-expectancy for so-called black children is in their mother’s womb and that cannot be blamed on ‘white’ law enforcement or ‘white’ conservatives or President Trump.

Of the 29 states reporting abortion numbers by skin, 95 percent of abortions were so-called black women having their children murdered.  Nearly 40 percent of all abortions are performed on so-called black women.

Take Stacy Abrams. Abrams is representative of the cloven-hooved politician who trades upon betraying the people for whom she feigns concern.  So-called ‘black’ people comprise approximately 32 percent of the Georgia’s population, but the women of said demographic account for over 62 percent of the children murdered by abortion.  While the so-called ‘white’ man comprises approximately 61 percent of the Georgia’s population, they account for less than 25 percent of the children murdered by abortion.

So-called crayon color women are more than 5 times as likely as so-called ‘white’ women to have an abortion. The great lie that shriveled up old prunes like Oprah and those with simian-like qualities such as the Obama woman and Nikole Hannah-Jones continue to spew is anti-law enforcement.  All of the law enforcement in the world does not hold a candle when it comes to killing ‘black’ children that Planned Parenthood does.  It’s worth noting that approximately 80 percent of all Planned Parenthood centers of extermination are within walking distance of black crayon-color neighborhoods.

This takes me back to my opening paragraphs.  How does it go unaddressed that the very people who claim to be against those they blame as responsible for targeting their people for death, support the single greatest killer of so-called black people in the history of America, if not the world?

How can people not see the contradiction?  Consider how demonically driven a people must be, to on the one hand, blame ‘white’ people for targeting so-called black children who are allegedly killed for free – but fighting to keep the most prolific industrial extermination industry of all time.  An industry, I mind you where the very people who complain about ‘whites’ out to kill them, not only go to have their children murdered, but they pay the so-called ‘white man’ to murder the child they are carrying.

And these are the people who have the audacity to claim that saving the lives of tens and tens of millions of so-called black children will be harmful to crayon-color black women.  Explain that to me in a way that makes sense.

About the Author Mychal Massie

Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here

Reality Sinks In: France Reviving Coal Plants to Survive Energy Crisis

Peter Caddle

After a warning from the head of three power companies, France’s government has announced that it will restart a coal-fired plant this winter.  A coal-fueled power plant in the north-east of France is due to be restarted by the country’s government this winter in order to better combat energy insecurity resulting in part due to ongoing hostilities with Russia.  The announcement that the Saint-Avold will be brought back online comes shortly after the heads of three major energy companies in France warned that the general public must “immediately” cut back on energy use to better enable officials to better handle energy insecurity...........To Read More....

My Take - Two things. First, Europe is in a intellectual and philosophical mess regarding global warming, energy, agriculture and green insanity in general that's suicidal, as the other linked article show.  Secondly, if this actually happens, this isn't going to happen overnight.  It takes time to shut these kind of plants down and start them up again as the heat has to be controlled slowly in order to prevent damaging them.   And if it's been shut down it hasn't been maintained and before they bring this on line there will have to be a maintenance and repair period. I wouldn't expect them to back on line for a month.  Also, if they're agreeing to "green" demands as they article states, it may never open.  However, this is encouraging because its tacit acknowledgement alternative energy is a bust.

Hurricane risk is real for offshore wind

| June 24th, 2022 | Energy | 54 Comments @ CFACT My regular readers know that I have been fussing about the threat of hurricanes destroying proposed Atlantic coast offshore wind arrays. The issue arises because the offshore wind industry is based in Europe, which does not get hurricanes. My focus has been Dominion’s massive project off Virginia, but the whole East Coast is hurricane alley.

Now I have found some research that actually quantifies the threat and it is very real. It looks like wind generators will have to be redesigned specifically to withstand hurricanes. In fact that work is underway. In the meantime we should not be building conventional offshore wind towers.

The 2017 press release is succinctly titled “Offshore wind turbines vulnerable to Category 5 hurricane gusts.” The PR says this: “The study, which was conducted in collaboration with the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado, highlights the limitations of current turbine design and could provide guidance for manufacturers and engineers looking to build more hurricane-resilient turbines in the future.”

We certainly want hurricane-resilient turbines! Actually they also mean towers and blades, not just the turbines. It is the towers and blades that are most likely to collapse in extreme wind, although the turbines can be damaged as well.

The research report itself has a more specific but equally scary title: “Gusts and shear within hurricane eyewalls can exceed offshore wind turbine design standards.”

Mind you what they did is computer modeling. But what they found confirms prior observations that people were having trouble believing.

Simply put they found that hurricane wind gusts can hit an incredible 200 miles per hour (mph), while wind towers are only designed to withstand 160 mph. If those extreme gusts hit an offshore wind farm, catastrophe is pretty much guaranteed.

In addition to extremely damaging gusts, the press release says this: “Furthermore, current standards do not account for veer, a measure of the change in wind direction across a vertical span. In the simulation, wind direction changed by as much as 55 degrees between the tip of the rotor and its hub, creating a potentially dangerous strain on the blade.”

Here is how they make the fundamental point:

“The findings could be used to help wind farm developers improve design standards as well as to help stakeholders make informed decisions about the costs, benefits and risks of placing turbines in hurricane-prone areas.”

I have yet to see any sort of hurricane risk assessment from any of the proposed East Coast wind projects, most of which involve billions of dollars. In the Virginia case, the primary stakeholders are the ratepayers who are on the hook for an estimated ten billion dollars. In their case hurricanes have not even been mentioned by Dominion.

A more recent article comes to similar conclusions—”Hurricane eyewall winds and structural response of wind turbines

The article is technical but here is their plain language summary:

“Offshore wind energy is a burgeoning area of renewable energy that is at an early stage of development in the United States. Exposure of offshore wind turbines to hurricanes must be assessed and mitigated to ensure the security of the renewable energy supply. This research assesses the impact of hurricane wind fields on the structural response of wind turbines. Such wind fields have characteristics that may pose heretofore unforeseen structural challenges to offshore wind turbines.”

I have not done a literature search but there may well be a large literature on this huge problem. If so then the wind developers are carefully ignoring it.

Before we build tens or hundreds of billions of dollars worth of massive offshore wind facilities off the East Coast we need to be sure that they will withstand strong hurricanes. (It may well be that even Category 4 hurricanes will exceed today’s design standards.) Otherwise both the ratepayers and the grid will be at great risk.

This hurricane design case may be something that NERC should Issue a Reliability Standard on. Such a Reliability Standard would lay out the kind of hurricane risk assessment that must be done as part of the facility design process. These risk assessments need to then be made part of the public decision process.

Offshore wind should not fly blindly into the teeth of the storm. Too much is at risk.

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Mike's Musings: The Joy's of Old Age

We're all travelers in this world - from sweet grass to the packin' house - birth till death - we travel between the eternities. Prentice Ritter

By Rich Kozlovich

Some years ago when I was in my late 60's one of my elderly accounts (in their 80's) handed me a book entitled, the Joys of Old Age.  I chuckled and said, there is no joy in old age.  They insisted I look at it, so to be polite I did.  I opened the book and the first page was blank, as were all the rest.  I chuckled, they laughed, a lot, and then we all laughed.  I've tried to find this "book" to give as a gift to friends, but alas, I can't seem to.  

Last week my long time friend Mike sent another one of those "what happens when men get old" pieces, which I'm going to share with you. However, I've deleted parts, restructured parts, paraphrased much of the rest, and even added some things as I see it.

As I grew older it became obvious pleasing everyone is simply impossible, but it turns out I have an amazing innate ability to really tick people off, and for me, that's pretty much become a piece of cake now.  In dealing with people I've decided it isn't important if they're happy with me, its only important if I'm happy with them.  Life seems to work better that way.  I’m responsible for what I say and do, not for what they choose to understand and like.

Old men are often considered impolite and grouchy, but is it possible that's the definition for honesty?   An old acquaintance got divorced for the third time and I asked him if he intended to marry again.  He adamantly said no.  I said, good, because it's clear your not very good at it.  So, in some cases RSVPing to a wedding invitation by saying "Maybe next time" may not be the polite response, but it may be the honest one. 

People have suffered from a lack of common sense forever, it's just so much more pronounced these days because they just insist on publishing their views online for the world to see, as if the world really cares, and for which I was more than happy to remain totally ignorant of before this.  Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it the most never use it.  

My tolerance for idiots is extremely low in my old age.  In younger years I had a bit of natural immunity to idiots, but there's new strain out there that's overwhelmed my immune system, and I've totally lost any tolerance to stupidity, for those choosing to be ignorant, and irrational social paradigms.   

Society fails to understand old people, especially those with arthritis, which are most old people, and which makes doing things painfully difficult, but we're not lazy.  We prefer to think of it as efficient use of energy, which means on some days, I don't get one darn thing done, and I'm totally happy with that.  As for working out, I prefer avoiding any pain associated with deep knee bends and pushups, but I am willing to do sit-ups via my electric recliner.

I believe in diets.  I thought more that one was better.  That way I got sufficient nourishment, but unfortunately I have a bathroom scale that constantly lies to me.  So I ignore the little creep by shoving it into a corner, and it will stay there until it apologizes for lying.  

I hear women say men keep pushing their buttons. If that were true, why isn't there a mute button, and if there is, why can't we find it?  Someone said:

 "God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. Then he made the earth round. . . and laughed and laughed and laughed".

Nah, God never said that, he never said that at all. He knew better.

Everything is so confusing and complicated these days.  My wife laughs at me and say's you sound just like your mother, who was in her 90's at the time.  Well, she was right, everything is entirely too complicated these days, and "user" friendly government web sites offer unending proof of that, so when struggling to open these stupid self sealing plastic bags, (remarkable how inanimate objects can be stupid) I decided to evaluate that effort against the fact it took 20 years, trillions of dollars, and four presidents to replace the Taliban with the Taliban.

Finally, we're watching an entire generation of people who are stunningly ignorant about history try and rewrite our history, and when they're done there will be three things about which I'm adamantly sure of.  

It will be inaccurate, misspelled and have no punctuation. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Let Me Tell You About Perry Como

By Rich Kozlovich

 American pop singer Perry Como poses with his family, . L-R: Son... News  Photo - Getty Images

Over this last week I've posted two articles about AOC (Part I and Part II) and her whining about how she's suffering.  As it turns out I also came across this piece by Marta Djordjevic about Perry Como, which she titles a Tragic Real-Life Story.  I thought the comparison between Como and AOC would be worth discussing.   A pampered petulant pouting crybaby, versus Perry Como, a man who represented what Americans were and need to be again.

Like Como, I grew up in Southwest Pennsylvania, and all this brought back many memories.  I'll be 76 in a few weeks, and I remember Perry Como, his songs, his career and all the talk about him, and the similar life patterns of my parents, grandparents and family during the Great Depression and WWII.  Stories I heard so often I felt like I lived through it also.  Como's story was well known, and he was admired by everyone for starting out with nothing and becoming one of the greatest singers of his time, but mostly for his commitment to his family over his career.

While Perry Como had his share of pain and hard times, I wouldn't consider his life tragic. I would consider it a life well lived, with his life being and example of how a life should be lived.  Djordjevic starts out saying: 

During the course of Perry Como's life on the A-list, it was difficult to find a single soul who had a negative thing to say. It turns out, the post-World War II-era singer's lighthearted and easygoing tunes were just as enjoyable as his personality. "He doesn't have an enemy in the world — personally or professionally," recalled singer Steve Lawrence to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "He's not a controversial person, and he has a wonderful personal life with his wife and kids," Lawrence added, noting that Perry is simply "at peace with himself."

"I'm a bad interview because, aside from making records and my radio and television activities, not a lot has happened to me in the past fifteen years," he once told The Saturday Evening Post, quipping, "I was a barber. Since then I've been a singer. That's it."

Born in 1912 he was number seven of thirteen children of Italian immigrants, and started working at age 10, not uncommon in those days as times were hard, especially with a family that large, all of whom turned out well.  He started his day by getting up at 6 a.m. and going to the a barbershop sweeping the floors, then went to school only to return after school to shine shoes and perform other odd jobs around the shop. At 14 he became a barber at 50 cents a week, and he sang at the shop for the pleasure of singing. 

His father had serious heart problems and at 14 he became a important bread winner for the family.  His father got him his own barbershop, making what was big money in those days, a net profit of $125.00 a week.  Remember the Great Depression was in full swing.

He gave it all up to start his singing career for $28 a week and got married to Roselle Belline, who he spent the rest of his life with, and whom he absolutely adored saying, "If it wasn't for her I'd have the best barbershop in town", and she returned that love and devotion saying:   "When you make your wedding vows as a commitment to each other and to God, you will keep them." They had three children, two adopted, and family always came first.   Her death so many years later completely devastated him.  

He once said, "My only regret in life is that I didn't spend as much time with my kids as I now wish I had"...... "I missed out on a lot of wonderful moments, missed watching my kids grow into the wonderful people they are today."

While they struggled, they were careful and lived on his earnings, he nonetheless considered giving up until he got a singing job with a band and started earning $50 a week.   Again, big bucks in the midst of the Great Depression That would be the purchasing power of $1,051.42 today.  

He was a great singer, extremely popular and successful, but I'm not going to cover his songs and career because it's not important to what I'm wanting to say.  Perry Como was all about family, hard work, humility, caring for others and strong moral values, all the things that make a society successful, and according to Eddie Fisher:  "After 60 years in show business, they say Perry Como hasn't lost a friend."

At the end of his life he suffered from bladder cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and died at the age of 88, beloved by thousands of fans, but most importantly beloved by his children and 13 grandchildren.  

We're now seeing violence, crime and massive discontent and one the major reasons is the destruction of the American family.  The abandonment of the Judaic/Christian ethic that made this country great in favor of that neo-pagan secular religion of socialism has promulgated the massive illegitimacy rates that are destroying the values and cohesiveness of American society.  The problem in America isn't guns, its culture, and we need to stop rationalizing about this and recognize the true reasons our society is crumbling, something I never dreamed could ever come into being during my youth.  

There has been a effort over the last 125 years to destroy of the American culture, the American identity, the American economy and the Constitution.  It's being done deliberately because destroying the foundational social bonding of family eliminates parameters for social behavior generating violent fanaticism that creates conditions totalitarians need in order to take control, all of which we're seeing playing out today.

Perry Como's values were the admired norm, not the exception, so when I see these celebrities screaming they "don't recognize their country any longer" because Roe v Wade was overturned, it boggles my mind because they and their vision of America is what's abnormal, not the normal that existed in America until the late 60's, when America's institutions became infested with leftist misfits, and then the transformation really began.

Perry Como was a clear representation of who we once were, and who we need to be again.  Not AOC and her misfit colleagues in the Congress and these bands of "mostly peaceful" rioters with it's wave of destruction, all supported by a corrupt deep state, corrupt politicians, corrupt academia, a corrupt media and Hollywood, but we need to get this:  Hollywood isn't America, nor are the media or the rest of these misfits.

Mike's Musings: Quotes For the Day, From John Kennedy, Republican

By Rich Kozlovich

I have a long time friend from my industry named Mike, and he sends me stuff quite often, mostly bits of wisdom, something humorous, sometimes straight up serious, but all reflective, and I would call them musings.  Musing is defined as a period of reflection or thought.  So, I've decided to create a page called, Mike's Musings.   Mike has once again sent this bit of wisdom for my perusal, and I think I would be doing my readers a disservice by not sharing it.   

First of all, I'm John Kennedy, not that John Kennedy. I'm the other John Kennedy, (R) Senator Representing the Great State of Louisiana.  Permit me to tell you what I believe.

  1. I believe America was founded by geniuses but is now run by idiots.
  2. I believe you can't fix stupid, but you can vote them out of office.
  3. When was the last time you heard of anyone trying to sneak into China.
  4. America is so great that people who hate it, refuse to leave it.
  5. Let me say something about the Biden administration. So far, the Biden administration sucks.  
  6. I don't like to brag about the expensive places I've been to, but this morning I went to the gas station. 
  7. Welfare should be a bridge, not a parking lot.
  8. Weakness invites the wolves.
  9. We must arm for peace.
  10. We don't have a gun control problem, we have an idiot control problem.
  11. Free advice friends, if government tells you not to buy a gun, buy two.
  12. I believe if you hate police officers, the next time you are in trouble, call a crack-head.
  13. Here's a free tip, cops will leave you alone of you don't do stupid things. 
  14. I believe we need an election day, not an election month.
  15. I believe you should be able to prove who you say you are when you vote.

 Conclusion?  When the Republicans take over the Senate, he would be an excellent replacement for Mitch McConnell. 

A Living Wage?

On the left, there's considerable discussion of the idea of raising the minimum wage, and creating a "living wage." Who could disagree with such an idea, right? 

Actually, it's another bad idea that looks like a good one from the far left that will do more harm than good if enacted.

Let's start by discussing how the Living Wage movement came to be and what the laws of economics tell us about attempting to conjure out of thin air, ever higher wages decoupled from productivity. We will also talk about how socialism and communism are closely tied to this subject. Let’s begin with a definition of what a Living Wage is:

“A Living Wage is a socially acceptable level of income that is meant to provide adequate coverage for basic necessities such as food, shelter, child services, and healthcare.”

Investopedia states that a Living Wage for a family of four was $68,808 as of 2019. That is more than this country’s Average Median Income of $67,521 in 2020. ‘Socially Acceptable?’ Now, that describes my problem. Socially Acceptable to whom?

Consider this: The idea for a Living Wage began in the Soviet Union. Or, as Marx liked to say: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."............To Read More....  

 My Take You may wish to view my  I particularly like this one, If $15 Minimum Wage Is Such a Good Idea, Why Did AOC's Bar Close Down?, especially after my rants about AOC, here, an here, but more especially since it discusses one of the world's greatest thinkers, Thomas Sowell.


Shareholders Over Stakeholders, Part II

For Part II, let’s start with this video.

The main message of the video is that ethical profits are good for shareholders, but also good for everyone else (the supposed stakeholders).

 

By contrast, companies that don’t prioritize profits wind up hurting workers and consumers, not just the company’s owners (i.e., shareholders).

Let’s dig deeper into this topic.

Stakeholder theory reflects the more interventionist approach of continental Europe’s “civil law” while the shareholder approach is more consistent with the “common law” approach of the Anglosphere (the United Kingdom and many of its former colonies, including the United States).

That’s a key observation in Samuel Gregg’s column for Law & Liberty, which reviews a book by Professor Nadia E. Nedzel.


…stakeholder theory reinforces continental European rule through law inclinations and vice-versa, not least because of shared hard-communitarian foundations. …Such goals undermine the ability of corporations to produce prosperity. An emphasis on stability and maintaining levels of employment, for instance, exacts a cost in terms of organizational dynamism, not least by discouraging risk-taking and entrepreneurship. … 

Without such adjustments, however, a business will become complacent and uncompetitive. Eventually it will disappear, along with all the jobs once provided by the business. Likewise, if boards of directors are not focused on delivering shareholder value because profit is considered only one of many company objectives, a decline in earnings is sure to follow. … 

To the extent that stakeholder theory draws upon hard-communitarian principles which it shares with continental European rule through law models, it risks undermining already fragile commitments to rule of law in America and elsewhere. That’s just one more reason to shore up the priority of shareholder interests throughout corporate America. These priorities help explain the weaker economic performance of many corporations in civil law jurisdictions compared to those businesses located primarily in the Anglo-American sphere.

Allison Schrager of he Manhattan Institute wrote for the City Journal that Biden is on the wrong side and that his mistake, along with others, is failing to understand that so-called stakeholders benefit when companies are profitable.


…one thing that stood out was Biden’s vow to “put an end to the era of shareholder capitalism.” …disdain for the notion that a corporation’s primary objective is to maximize value for its shareholders has united the disparate likes of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders and the Davos/Larry Fink crowd. It’s no surprise that Joe Biden is against it, too. …Maximizing shareholder value…does not create conflicts between different stakeholders, because economic success is not zero-sum. …long-term success requires happy and loyal employees, a healthy relationship with the community, and a thriving environment.

In a column for the Wall Street Journal, Lucian A. Bebchuk and Roberto Tallarita shared their research showing that CEOs who pontificate about stakeholders don’t actually change their behavior.


…we dug deeper, investigating an array of corporate documents for the 136 public U.S. companies whose CEOs signed the statement. …we found evidence that the signatory CEOs didn’t intend to make any significant changes to how they do business. …We’ve identified almost 100 signatory companies that updated their corporate governance guidelines by the end of 2020. 

We found that the companies that made updates generally didn’t add any language that elevates the status of stakeholders, and most of them reaffirmed governance principles supporting shareholder primacy. …We also found that about 85% of the signatory companies didn’t even mention joining the “historic” statement in their proxy statements sent to shareholders the following year. Among the 19 companies that did mention it, none indicated that joining the statement would cause any changes to how they treat stakeholders.

Speaking of insincere hypocrites, that’s a good description of the Davos crowd. Matthew Lesh of the Adam Smith Institute wrote about their trendy support for stakeholders in a column for CapX.


…the man behind the World Economic Forum has declared that Covid warrants a ‘Great Reset’. With tedious predictability, Klaus Schwab’s bogeymen are the twin menaces of “neoliberal ideology” and “free market fundamentalism”. …he’s also calling for a “stakeholder model of corporate capitalism”… 

But it’s an idea based on a false dichotomy. A business that fails to return a profit to its shareholders cannot do anything for its other stakeholders, such as providing useful products to customers, paying its staff, procuring from suppliers… Delivering for shareholders is ultimately indivisible from benefiting your other ‘stakeholders’ because you can’t do one without the other. … 

Shivaram Rajgopal of Columbia Business School has found that top European companies who brandish their social and environmental credentials do no better in these criteria than American companies. But the European firms are much worse at ensuring good corporate governance. For example, worker representation on Germany’s supervisory boards has often meant worker representatives teaming up with managers to push against new technology and methods. In the longer run, this undermines returns to shareholders, but also means poorer products for customers, lower salaries for employees.

The bottom line is that there are lots of misguided attacks against capitalism, but none of the criticisms change the fact that free enterprise is the only system to ever deliver mass prosperity to ordinary people.

 

And that’s true even if big companies don’t support the system that enabled their very existence (perhaps because they fear they will got knocked from their perch by the the forces of “creative destruction“).

P.S. Just like yesterday, I can’t resist adding this postscript about the left-leaning executive who thought he was rejecting Milton Friedman, but actually did exactly as Friedman recommended.