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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Passing Thoughts on Today's News

By Rich Kozlovich
 
Recently there was an article comparing the similarities of Alexander Hamilton's life and J.D. Vance's life, and generally when I see piece praising Hamilton I chuckle, more of a snort actually, roll my eyes and shake my head.   They invariably leave something really important out.  
 
Hamilton was a believer in a strong central government with more control over the states. He was the first promoter of crony capitalism, in favor of big business over society, and supported the Whiskey act, which taxed the sale of whiskey. The distillers in the major cities liked that as it would cut competition from the farmers, which was the goal of the Whiskey act.

Farmers turned their corn into liquor, which was easier to transport from the back woods than corn, and it was more profitable. That triggered the Whiskey Rebellion and Washington sent troops. All of which clearly violated the spirit of the Constitution, if not the letter. 

Why did he take that stand?  The Whiskey Act was passed in 1791, and the Constitution was completed in 1787, ratified in 1788, and became operational in 1789.  Just two years earlier, and their concern was to garner support for the Constitution from the business community.  In short, he sacrificed the struggling common man for the benefit of the wealthy and powerful.    Let’s hope Hamilton and Vance don’t have that much in common.

Here's an interesting piece comparing the Democrat's backstabbing of Biden and the literal stabbing of Julius Caesar.

Both power mongers, both corrupt, but Caesar's murderers were trying to save the Roman Republic, which wasn't going to happen since the Empire was getting too big for their system, and they weren't inclined to create a Constitution as that would have restricted the power structure of Rome. 

I always hate it when I see Caesar glorified, but considering the culture of Rome, he played their corrupt game better than his rivals, by being "far more" corrupt than all of them.  But here's the point.  If you compare the violence, selected rioting, protesting, public intimidation, and corruption being orchestrated by the left, it would seem they got their lessons from Julius Caesar and how he took power in Rome

The author left out a lot about Caesar, especially his rendition of the Gallic Wars, which seems to be as much self promoting propaganda as it is history, but his point was well made.  

The Democrat party is made up of Girondins versus the Jacobin in France's revolution, and Mensheviks versus Bolsheviks in Russia's revolution, both resolved by murdering the opposition.  In America, that's not so easy.  So, the solution for the conflict between the moderately radical and the extremely radical creates a potential for a third “Democrat” party with the disaffected Girondins/Mensheviks/RFK Jr. Independents/disaffected RINO’s, who have all now been relegated to bleating, whining, and groveling before leftist media hacks. 

But, like all leftist collaborations, it won’t last and America won’t care. The benefit is it won’t be long before we will start to hear blessed silence from them as no one will care what they have to say, including what’s left of the MSM, which is losing readers/viewers. 

A  couple of years ago I read Amity Schlaes book “Coolidge” which I highly recommend if for no other reason it highlights there were RINO's before they were defined as RINOs', and there were John McCain's before there was a John McCain, practicing all the slimy tactics we've seen in recent years.

Calvin Coolidge was the greatest president of the 20th century, and has largely been forgotten…unfortunately.  As it turns out, 1928 was a seminal election in America.   Coolidge hated being President and refused to run for his own second term. was then elected and set a chain of events into motion that brought in  FDR's New Deal, the  massive spending, borrowing, the deep state, and the nation to where it is now.

For decades the only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans was the Democrats wanted to take all our money, take total control of our lives, and do it “now”! The Republicans were willing to wait a week. Their goals were always the same, the only difference was in tactics, and who were going to be the beneficiaries.

Is it any wonder they hate anyone who’s trying to disrupt that gravy train. 

Here's a good article about the corruption of the media.   The truth is the media, which in days gone by was just newspapers, then radio, then television, were never neutral. The difference is in the many years before WWII the newspapers were openly partisan. Newspapers even had the name of the party they supported in their name. Everyone knew where they stood. After WWII they deliberately hid their bias and lied to America, and learned how to do from journalism schools.  They did it well, and Walter Cronkite was among the foremost leaders in hiding their bias.   But eventually they’re corrupt obfuscation of the truth became obvious with the introduction of the internet and the alternative media. Then the Cronkite acolytes started to fall.   was among those first big named “journalist” who was finally brought down with his lies, which he and he MSM still justify.

Truth and time are on the same side, and history isn’t kind or unkind, it’s just history. However, history can be forgiving or unforgiving, and history will not be forgiving of the mass corruption of the media, or Dan Rather.   

Here's an incontestable truth.  After 1920 communists/socialist infiltrated the newspapers, radio, Hollywood, the federal government, unions, academia, many of whom were Stalinist agents, and public education starting in the 1890's.  And we know that because of the release of the intercepts in 1996.   

That's history!  That's incontestable! And Joe McCarthy was right!

Biden Unfit to be Candidate, Fit to be President

By @ Sultan Knish Blog  


After a few weeks of media hit pieces, donor pressure and calls by party leaders, Joe Biden did what Donald J Trump refused to do in 2016 or 2024, and announced that he was dropping out of the campaign to focus on “fulfilling my duties as President for the remainder of my term.”

Democrats and their media had spent months making the case that Biden was unfit to be a presidential candidate on account of his mental state. Members of Congress, celebrities and party insiders described him as being unable to function in even the most basic ways.

Now they will argue that a man in that condition is unfit to campaign, but fit to run the country.

By pressuring Biden to resign from the campaign, but not the presidency, Democrats have officially put ‘party ahead of country’. They have made it clear that they have no problem with an unfit president, only an unfit candidate, and even then only when that candidate’s unfitness becomes public knowledge and puts them at risk of losing a presidential election.

Rep. Seth Moulton recently claimed that Biden didn’t recognize him at a D-Day event and called on him to resign. At the NATO summit, the head of the Eurasia Group described a world leader saying that Biden was “repeating the same anecdote twice in an individual meeting” and another case where Biden was “not recognizing someone that he knew quite well.”

Media reports indicated that Biden could not function well after 4 PM and that he needed to be in bed by 8 PM leaving him unable to attend events with world leaders. Watergate’s Carl Bernstein said that sources had described over a dozen incidents similar to the one at the debate. The media confirmed stories previously reported in the conservative press of Obama and Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni having to lead Biden where he needed to go.

How under those circumstances is it possible for Biden to remain in his current position?

Democrats and their media want to have it both ways. They want to argue that Biden is mentally unfit for the strenuous task of making appearances at local diners and ice cream parlors, for speaking at campaign rallies and appearing in a debate, but entirely fit to control the nation’s nuclear weapons, along with the rest of its military, guide its economy, shape trillions in spending, and make the vital decisions that affect the lives of every single American.

And that is completely untenable.

Running the nation (and the free world) is a much more challenging task than running for office. It also comes with far graver responsibilities. Democrats seem entirely unconcerned with the prospect that a senile president might make a mistake that could kill millions, but rang every alarm bell out of fear that he might lose them not only the White House, but Congress.

Patriotism is removing an unfit president, partisanship is removing an unfit candidate.

The Democrat cover-up of Biden’s condition followed by the frantic drive to oust him from the presidential campaign while leaving him in office shows that they are partisans and not patriots.

Obama, Schumer, Pelosi and other top Democrats all pressured Biden to leave the campaign, they did not however call on him to leave office. Not a single national Democrat official appears to have taken the simple step of asking Biden to step down from his campaign and his office.

And it is entirely plausible that they used the former as leverage for the latter, allowing him to remain in office in order to convince him to drop out of the campaign. Had Joe Biden continued to stonewall his party, cabinet members could have ousted him using the 25th amendment. Biden was aware of this and avoiding that humiliation likely played a role in his resignation.

But if Biden is indeed unfit for office, then the 25th amendment is more urgent than ever.

Either Joe Biden is fit to hold office or he’s not. Democrats cannot have it both ways. And House Republicans, who pledged to investigate his medical condition and force his doctors to testify, may expose the real truth about his state and his fitness to hold office. Democrats solved their political crisis by ousting Biden, but the nation now faces a crisis of governance.

And it must be urgently addressed.

World leaders and enemy nations believe that there is no one in the Oval Office. There is now convincing evidence that Biden’s staffers and family members, including his wife Jill, his son Hunter, who has been linked to foreign governments and criminal behavior, rather than the man himself, are making decisions that should by rights only be made by the President. And they will be free to make those decisions as part of a lame duck presidency without having any personal or political accountability for the havoc and corruption that they may be empowered to wreak.

Biden’s mental state is not just a problem for his party, but for the country. It’s a national security issue and a corruption issue and above all else a constitutional issue that must be resolved.

America is not a monarchy. Presidents are personally empowered to serve as representatives of the people. Democrats have subverted what they call ‘democracy’ by ousting their own nominee who received 14 million votes but who were ultimately outvoted by donors with $1.4 billion. But this does not buy them the right to maintain an official whom they already admitted is unfit.

Not Republicans, but Democrats have not only admitted, but loudly shouted over the last few weeks that President Joe Biden is incapable of performing the duties of his office.

So why is he still being allowed to go on performing them?

America cannot be governed by a man whose capacities are failing him. And he cannot be allowed to remain in power as part of a dirty deal that saves a party at the expense of the nation. Democrats made the case that Biden is unfit. Now they must finish the job.

If they do not, House Republicans should move to begin impeachment proceedings.

Democrats and their media have admitted that Biden is unfit for office. They admitted that he and his family members have participated in a cover-up about his true condition. This is an impeachable offense. Impeachment proceedings will clarify Biden’s true condition, the role of family members and staffers in covering it up and will force the same House Democrats who have clamored in the past few days that Biden is not fit to vote to remove him from office.

Or not.

Democrats claim that Kamala is ready to take over. Then let her. They claim that Biden is unfit to deal with the strenuous business of public life. Then let him step down. But there cannot be an unfit candidate and a fit president. For once, Democrats must put country ahead of party.



Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page MagazineClick here to subscribe to my articles. And click here to support my work with a donationThank you for reading.

Trump Shooting Update: Secret Service Director Cheatle in the Hot Seat

Will she be able to take the heat? 

By Jul 22, 2024 @ Liberty Nation News Articles, Opinion, Politics

It has been little more than a week since the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump was foiled at a campaign rally held in Butler, PA. Since that shocking event, Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle has come under fire for inadequate advance preparation, not properly securing the rally site, and, most recently, turning down repeated requests for additional security made by the Trump detail. There are few official responses from the agency and fewer still from its leader, but today, July 22, Ms. Cheatle will appear before the House Oversight Committee via subpoena. Fireworks are expected. Here’s why:

Cyberspace is beginning to fill up with theories about the shooting. These include calling into question the number of gunmen who were behind the plot to kill Trump, as well as chatter about a potential cover-up. Cheatle has thus far avoided questions but, in a bizarre twist, showed up at the Republican National Convention last week – only to be heckled by several members of Congress.

With little in the way of an official response, hundreds of distrusting citizens are attempting to make sense of the events caught on a number of personal cell phone cameras. It’s doubtful that whatever Director Cheatle says at today’s hearing will quell the number of conspiracy theories running rampant across the internet, but it is beyond time for an official statement to be made. Thus far, the only unanimity from members of the public and their representatives has been a loud and clear call for Cheatle to resign.

Cheatle Dee and Cheatle Dumb

Meanwhile, the Sunday cable TV news shows were filled with experts who have Ms. Cheatle in their sights. Sen. Ron Johnson (R- WI) was particularly damning in his comments about the Secret Service, saying local law enforcement and members of the Service weren’t even on the same communications frequency. And he wondered aloud why the shooter was not intercepted by the authorities, considering the number of eyewitness sightings that occurred before shots rang out. “There’s so many unanswered questions here,” Johnson said. Then he lit into federal authorities:

“I wish I could rely on and have faith in the FBI and the Secret Service to do a truthful accounting of this, but that’s not been my experience with the Russian inclusion hoax, and for years of dealing with federal law enforcement, we need completely separate and independent investigations, and it has to start now.”

On Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, President Trump’s former White House physician – now a congressman – was beyond furious over his interaction with Director Cheatle this week. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) fumed, “I was in the meeting with the president. She sat across the table from me, and she lied directly to me. She told me they have not denied any resources at any point that have been requested. And now we’re finding out that that’s not true …” Jackson was referring to an exclusive report published by The Washington Post, which cited several unnamed sources who insisted the Trump detail had been turned down multiple times when asking for additional resources to protect the former president.

As of Sunday, July 21, the charge of withholding additional protection was categorically denied on the Service’s official website: “The assertion that a member of the former President’s security team requested additional security resources that the U.S. Secret Service or the Department of Homeland Security rebuffed is absolutely false.”

Today’s House Oversight Committee hearing has been characterized as non-partisan. However, as the congressional body is still in Republican hands by a slim margin, the chair – Rep. James Comer of Kentucky – is a stalwart Republican with a reputation as one who takes no prisoners. Vowing to get to the bottom of the attempted assassination, Comer asserted that “questions remain about how a rooftop within proximity to President Trump was left unsecured.”

Queries are indeed mounting, and chances are Cheatle will be roasted on a spit if she doesn’t begin her appearance today by laying her cards on the table with a candid assessment of what happened in Butler, PA, on Saturday, July 13. Even if she does, she will likely be shown the door. But the director stepping down may not advance the investigation and could hamper it.

Some events are more significant than one person’s job, and this appears to be the case here. Many Americans are having flashbacks from the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, TX, on Nov. 22, 1963. Despite thousands of published official government documents, including the exhaustive Warren Commission Report, most of the nation appears unconvinced that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin who cut down a president in the prime of life.

Ironically, final government papers regarding the killing of JFK were to be released by President Trump when he was in office – and while he did distribute some, he stopped short of publishing them all. As recently as June, Newsweek asked the former president why. He responded, “I was hit by some people that work for me, who are great people that you would respect. They asked me not to do it, and I’m saying, ‘Why? Tell me why?'” He continued, “…but this time I’m just gonna do it.”

Now more than ever, transparency is what the American public yearns for in both situations, and that should be priority one as federal authorities begin another assassination investigation. Only this time, the target miraculously escaped serious harm.

 
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Are We Now a Radical Socialist Nation?

Unless the rigged trial verdict in New York City is overturned quickly, the answer is yes, we are a radical socialist nation

By Robin Itzler

Editor's Note:  This is some paraphrased humor that appeared in Robin's weekly newsletter Patriot Neighbors. Any cartoons appearing will have been added by me.  If you wish to get the full edition,   E-mail her at PatriotNeighbors@yahoo.com to get on her list, it's free.  RK

Some events make us wonder if the republic can be saved. 

Colorado Teacher Sorry Shooter Missed Trump:

Semper Elementary School teacher Jennifer Ripper posted on social media her disappointment that the shooter missed killing Donald Trump. Following the shooting, Ripper posted on Facebook: “looks like he ALMOST got taken out.” When another Facebook user expressed remorse that the shooter “missed,” TEACHER Ripper responded: “my thoughts exactly.” Teachers like Ripper are indoctrinating our children! 

To share your thoughts with the Jeffco Public Schools District: Email: FRST@jeffco.k12.co.us -  Phone: 303-982-6500 - Write: 1829 Denver West Drive #27, Golden, CO 80401

AOC Not Radical Enough 

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) first ran for the House of Representatives she was the queen of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) ball. Well, now the queen’s subjects are holding their endorsement unless she agrees with the full destruction of Israel.

On July 10, the DSA issued a press release that they will only support AOC’s reelection campaign if she agrees to the following conditions: 

“Publicly opposes all funding to Israel, including the Iron Dome.” 3“Participates regularly in the DSA Federal Socialists in Office Committee.”

“Publicly opposes all criminalization of Anti-Zionism, such as bills advancing the IHRA definition which conflates criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism.”

“Publicly supports BDS (Boycott, Divest, and Sanction) to end Israeli settler-colonialism.”

This is What the Biden Administration wants for America:

Europe: First, they forced owners of gas-powered vehicles to buy electric cars. Now they are limiting how long EV owners can charge their vehicle. Effective July 1, Dutch charging station operator Allego is imposing a “blocking fee” at all its European fast chargers. It does not matter if your electric vehicle needs more than 45 minutes for a full charge. After 45 minutes, drivers pay an additional fee. For instance, in Germany, it will cost an extra 25 euro-cents for each additional minute of charging beyond 45 minutes.

Netanyahu to Speak to Congress:

Trying not to be a conspiracist … Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak to Congress on July 24.  There were plans for Netanyahu and Biden to meet on July 22, which would include photos of the two men standing together. (Netanyahu and Biden have met twice before.) 

Imagine how angry that would make the large pro-Hamas wing of the Democrat party. Plus, all the Hamas supporters in Michigan and Minnesota. How convenient that Joe Biden is sick with COVID. On July 24, Netanyahu will give his fourth speech to a joint session of both houses of the U.S. Congress. He is expected to discuss Israel’s determination to destroy Hamas. 

As a reminder, Hamas has two goals: - Kill infidels (Christians and Jews) - Destruction of Israel Netanyahu will also want to ensure that Iran does not acquire nuclear weapons. Other Arab Middle East nations also want to prevent Iran from having nuclear capability. Fortunately, most Christians and Jews stand with Israel.  

Update: Netanyahu landed on yesterday in the United States on Monday.  Neither the President, the Vice President, Secretary of State were there to greet him. President Pro Tempore of the Senate refused to preside over his speech to Congress and Bernie Sanders refuses to attend calling him a war criminal.

Is the Tide Turning to Freedom?

With our prayers and involvement, we must have hope of saving our republic. Let’s look at some recent wins that show the tide might be turning in the direction of Conservative Judeo-Christian values. However, we need Republican LEADERSHIP, which seems to be in short supply.

IDs OKAY IN OHIO 

U.S. District Judge Donald Nugent (a Clinton appointee) ruled that the Ohio photo ID requirement for voting “imposes no more than a minimal burden, if any, for the vast majority of voters.”

Critically Thinking about Kamala Harris

The Likely New Democratic Candidate for President 

By John Droz, Jr. Jul 22, 2024 @ Critically Thinking About Select Societal Issues;

We are in very uncertain times. As we all know, the person who won the votes of citizens in Democrat primary elections for President, has just bowed out. That leaves Dems with a candidate — whoever it is — that no one voted for

Who that will be is anyone’s guess — people like this might get in the game… However, as of today, it appears that the odds-on favorite to get the Democratic Presidential nomination is VP Kamala Harris. This is my attempt to present a somewhat balanced perspective of Kamala (i.e., I’m showing sample commentaries from both sides of the isle).

You decide whether she is a competent, hard-working, leadership person who would be acting in the best interest of US citizens. That is the only relevant decision a voter should be making…

Kamala Harris (The White House)

55 Things You Need to Know About Kamala Harris (Politico)

What has Kamala Harris done as vice president? (The Week)

Biden endorses Kamala Harris: What to know about her presidential bid (Axios)

How Kamala Harris’ platform could differ from Joe Biden’s (Politico)

Biden Endorses Harris: What Her California Years Reveal (CalMatters)

Kamala Harris' Attorney General Record, Explained (Marie Claire)

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NYT publishes damning profile of Kamala Harris saying even close allies have ‘lost hope’

Short video: Sky News host blasts Kamala Harris

Short video: Exposing Kamala Harris! Corruption and Failure in CA (Reform California)

Inside Kamala Harris’ polarizing record as a prosecutor (NY Post)

Kamala Harris’s Dreadful DA Record (National Review)

The Faustian Bargain (Victor Davis Hanson)

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Kamala Harris? (Federalist)


Below is an interesting collection of polls about Kamala Harris’ national favorability over the last two plus years. (Maybe that’s why Obama Declines To Endorse Harris In Lengthy Statement On Biden’s Withdrawal.)

In a series of recent polls, Trump vs Harris, Trump won almost all of them.

One takeaway apparent here is that the more the public actually gets to know Kamala, the less they like her. In any case what will happen over the next few months will be a blitzkrieg.

We need more prayers than ever…


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Well...That Was Fast!

By Rob Pue @ Wisconsin Christian News

In my message from last week, titled “So Predictable,” I predicted that although Joe Biden repeatedly vowed, he would never drop out of the presidential race, that he definitely would, eventually.  And almost immediately after my message was published or broadcast  by all the media outlets that carry it, he did.  I knew it was coming, but I didn’t expect it to happen as quickly as it did.
 
And in my last message I predicted he would say his dropping out was “for the good of the party,” “to make sure that Trump would never again sit in the Oval Office,” and “to protect democracy.”  That’s essentially what his letter said.  As I write this, he’s supposed to make a public appearance sometime this week to make a speech about his decision.  That should be interesting — and entertaining — to watch.
 
Of course, as I stated, Biden dropping out was not his decision. His usefulness to the tyrannical regime in Washington finally ran out, so he had to go.  And as I said, he has never been in charge of anything as our so-called “President.” I believe he’s been the puppet of Barack Hussein Obama, who lives just two miles away from the White House in DC.  He’s never made a single decision of his own.  He’s told what to do, what to say, what to sign, where to stand, when to sit, and when to shut up. He does as he’s told.
 
What I was not aware of, when I wrote my “So Predictable” message, was that this exit strategy had been planned many years ago.  For those who wish to fact check me on this, you’ll have to dig into the archives but before he became VP under Obama, he was asked what he would do in the event he and Obama disagreed strongly on something.  And he said, and I quote: “I’d come up with an ailment and retire.”
 
Interestingly, he said the same thing regarding then Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris in December of 2020.  He stated, on camera, that if there were a fundamental disagreement with Harris, and again I quote:

“I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign.”   

In other words, this was the pre-written, pre-planned script all along.  And in other words, he intentionally planned to lie, by telling the public “I’d come up with an ailment,” and “I’ll develop some disease...”  Interestingly, when it actually happened, he didn’t have to “come up with” or “develop” anything...even though he did claim he had COVID and was going to “self-isolate” after cancelling a rally speech in Nevada on Wednesday.  This, from the man who claims to be “fully vaccinated” with all those “safe and effective” jabs.
 
But you see, his dementia is a real ailment — a real disease and he’s incapable of campaigning, debating and acting as “President.”
 
He still plans to finish out his term, which is really not big feat as long as he lives that long.  As I said, he hasn’t ever been in charge of running anything anyway.  So he just needs to remain a “place-holder” until January and then he’ll be able to just fade away into the shadows.
 
Poor Joe Biden.  He wanted to be president for so long.  He campaigned in the ‘80s to be the nominee.  But his lies found him out.  Remember the “plagiarism scandal?”  That was the first time I’d ever heard of him.  He quoted a member of the UK Labour Party during one of his speeches, claiming the words were his own. But he got caught.  Then it was discovered that while at Syracuse University Law School in 1965, Biden wrote a paper using five pages from an already-published published law-review article and failed the course — for plagiarism.  And then Newsweek called him out for stating he graduated at the top of his law school, when in fact, he ranked 76th out of 85 students.
 
Biden dropped out of that race in September of 1987 and Michael Dukakis went on to challenge George H.W. Bush, who won in 1988.  He tried again in 2008 but couldn’t even get 5% worth of support in the primaries and lost to Obama.  Obama then saw, in Biden, a man that was easily manipulated and power- and glory-hungry, and chose him to be his VP.
 
But Joe’s lies and lack of integrity continued.  He’s lied and cheated so long it’s been his entire way of life, as far back as we can trace.  He became a US Senator for Delaware in 1972.  That’s 52 years in politics, and what does he have to show for it?  His legacy is one of constant lies, cheating, and political corruption.  The media didn’t cover for him back in the ‘80s.  They told us the truth.  And honesty, good morals and credibility still meant something to the voting populace back then.
 
But the media most definitely shilled for him throughout the official Obama years and up to just a few weeks ago.  Remember his pathetic presidential rallies?  A dozen people in attendance; each sitting on a chair inside a big circle, with the circles placed six feet apart?  And then they trained us to not believe what we were seeing with our own eyes as they pushed the false claim that he was just so very popular.  
 
Meanwhile, you had to show up several hours early to a Trump rally or you’d be one of those standing in a miles-long line outside the venue, because Trump always filled his rallies quickly with tens of thousands of people.  But now the Establishment has no more need for Joe and has discarded him to the ash heap of “useful idiots.”  They’re done with him.
 
Throughout Biden’s career, he’s been a liar, a cheat and an opportunist.  He’s repeatedly used the death of his first wife and baby daughter to garner sympathy from the public.  And even in this, he’s lied continuously.  It was December 18, 1972 when his first wife, Nelia and their three children were driving on a rural road in Delaware.  Nelia’s car swerved into oncoming traffic and was struck by a semi tractor-trailer.  For 52 years now, Joe Biden has claimed the driver of the semi was drunk.
 
This destroyed the life of the semi driver, Curtis C. Dunn, who actually swerved to avoid the collision, overturning the truck, and then immediately tried to render aid to Nelia and the kids.  Dunn died in 1999, having lived with years of defamation by Joe Biden.  He spent the last 27 years of his life in deep depression because of it.  Court records made it clear that there was no alcohol involved in the accident, and that Nelia Biden’s vehicle is the one that went left of center.
 
Old Joe even tried multiple times to use his son Beau’s death to his advantage.  He’s repeatedly claimed Beau was a war hero and died in Iraq.  In reality, he died of brain cancer in 2015, six years after he returned from his military service.
 
Then there’s the years of money laundering and bribes the Biden Crime family received...which continue to this day, with ongoing kickbacks from the Ukraine war and the untold trillions of dollars Biden has sent there.  Five million dollars from Burisma. Ten percent for the “big guy.”  Not to mention the Hunter Biden laptop — filled with first-hand evidence of criminal activity, that has been verified to be legitimate, yet nothing has been done and nothing will be done.
 
Instead, the Establishment, the Deep State, the Globalists have gone after Trump with everything they have.  Trump’s time in office was marked by a constant barrage of attacks from those on the Left and those on the Right.  Regardless of the fact that all the accusations against Trump have been eventually found to be false, and regardless of the fact that all the accusations against Biden have been verified to be true, this is the state of our Justice system today.  Not to mention all of our three-letter agencies.  Everything is corrupt to the core.  
 
As I’ve said before though, I no longer refer to “Democrats” and “Republicans.”  They’re all corrupt.  I now call them “Communists” and “Politicians.”  And there’s nothing new under the sun.  Let’s read a bit from Isaiah 59 which describes our nation and its leaders today, “Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or His ear dull, that it cannot hear; but your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you so that He does not hear.

“For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness. No one enters suit justly; no one goes to law honestly; they rely on empty pleas, they speak lies, they conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.  Their works are works of iniquity, and deeds of violence are in their hands.

“Their feet run to evil, and they are swift to shed innocent blood; their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their highways.  The way of peace they do not know, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads crooked; no one who treads on them knows peace.
 
“Therefore justice is far from us, and righteousness does not overtake us; we hope for light, and behold, darkness, and for brightness, but we walk in gloom.  We grope for the wall like the blind; we grope like those who have no eyes; we stumble at noon as in the twilight, among those in full vigor we are like dead men...we hope for justice, but there is none.  
 
“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands far away; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter...and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.”

should feel sorry for Joe Biden.  Certainly, the revisionist history books will laud him as a great leader, an overcomer, an underdog who made “good.”  But he knows the truth. His life has been one of constant lies, cheating, stealing and swindling.  Not the least of which was the stolen election of four years ago.  You know, the one he boasted about beforehand, stating he had the most sophisticated voter fraud system the country had ever seen.  The fact that that election was grossly and obviously stolen has also been swept under the rug by “fact checkers” and those who will never accept the “official” results will forever be labeled “election deniers.”
 
Now Joe’s time is almost up, and his days are numbered.  Life goes fast and we only get one lifetime to live honorably for the Lord.  As Christ-followers, we should pray for his repentance and salvation, even at this late hour. But I fear he’s long ago been given over to a depraved mind.  God would save even Joe Biden, but that’s the one thing that really is up to Joe, and I don’t see humility or repentance in his future.
 
Now, the Communist party in America seems to be scrambling for a replacement. Right now they’re telling us Kamala Harris has the most support...even though she’s even less popular than the “likeable elderly man with dementia.”  All this has made politics interesting again.  Go ahead and watch what unfolds, but don’t believe what the media shows you.  It’s just pretend; just “make believe.”  I’m sure they’ve already selected the next “Chosen One.”  It wouldn’t surprise me if their pick already has their name printed on the ballots for November.
 
It’s all theater.  It’s all scripted.  And we didn’t write this movie, we only get to buy our tickets to watch it all unfold.  As for Trump, his character in this movie is the “good guy” to those who love this country and yearn for justice, righteousness and common sense.  I hope he’s more than a “character” in the continuing saga of American politics. 

I hope he believes what he says and that he’s for real.  In his rallies and speeches, he talks about God...but I have yet to hear him utter the name of Jesus.  So, I’m left to wonder who his God is.  We need to pray for Trump too, that he really is serious about honoring God. Because unless he makes Jesus Christ his Savior and his Lord, and has the courage to unashamedly lead Americans back to Him, even if he takes the Oval Office again, we’ll continue to live under God’s curse.    Because we have but one hope — spelled out in Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.”
 

Monday, July 22, 2024

Press Release From the Buckeye Institute

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 22, 2024

Lisa Gates, Vice President of Communications, (614) 224-3255

The Buckeye Institute Takes Union Wage Theft Case to Ohio Supreme Court


Columbus, OH – The Buckeye Institute filed its appeal in Darling v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) with the Ohio Supreme Court, calling on the court to hear the case and tell Ohio’s lower courts that the courts—not the State Employment Relations Board—have jurisdiction in cases where public employees, like The Buckeye Institute’s five clients, had money illegally taken out of their paychecks by their employers and given to a government union.

 

“‘Have your day in court’ is a truism that we learn from a young age. But if you were a member of a government union—a union still taking money out of your paycheck—getting your day in court is not that easy,” said Jay R. Carson, senior litigator at The Buckeye Institute and the lead attorney representing the plaintiffs. “This must change, and Darling v. AFSCME presents the Ohio Supreme Court the opportunity to clarify that common pleas courts have jurisdiction to decide private contractual disputes like the ones presented in this case.”

 

In its appeal, The Buckeye Institute argues that its clients—all former members of the Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE)—who had money illegally taken from their paychecks even after they quit their union—should be allowed to challenge the validity and enforceability of their government union contract in court. Unfortunately, and mistakenly, the unions and lower courts have told Buckeye’s clients they cannot challenge their contracts in court and that they must go to the State Employment Relations Board (SERB) for relief. 

 

However, in Littlejohn v. AFSCME—a nearly identical case—SERB told The Buckeye Institute’s client that she must file her case in court. If the lower courts’ rulings stand, hardworking public employees will have no forum to challenge the legality of their union contracts.

 

After securing victories for five of its 10 original clients in the case, The Buckeye Institute represents:

  • Chelsea Kolacki of Toledo is an office assistant for the Maumee City School District. She was a member of OAPSE before she resigned on September 24, 2020.
  • Kristy Kolacki of Toledo is a secretary for the Maumee City School District. She was a member of OAPSE before she resigned on September 24, 2020.
  • Laura Langsdale of Akron is a custodian for the Springfield Local School District. She was a member of OAPSE before she resigned on October 20, 2020.
  • Ronnie Legg of Galloway is a driver for the Columbus City School District. He was a member of OAPSE before he resigned on August 20, 2020.
  • Stephen Tulga of Columbus is a bus driver for the Upper Arlington City School District. He was a member of OAPSE before he resigned on May 6, 2021.

OAPSE claims that The Buckeye Institute’s clients signed a contract authorizing the government union to keep deducting membership dues from their paychecks even though Buckeye’s clients are no longer union members.


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Lucy, You Got Some Splaining To Do?

By Rich Kozlovich

Well, in all six seasons of I love Lucy, Ricky never really exactly said that to Lucy, but, does it matter?  It's become another one of those legendary misquoted catchphrases that fits the bill for so many situations....soooo....."Kimberly, you got some splaining to do!!"

I initially thought it was ironic hackers can break into the most secure sites on the planet, but the FBI couldn't break into Crook's phone.  Well, they finally did, but it took "advanced, unreleased technology from digital intelligence company Cellebrite to access the phone".  Where in the world did Thomas Matthew Crooks get that kind of technology to protect his phone.  He certainly didn't get it from Verizon.  As Shakespeare said, "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark". 
 
The efforts to prevent discovery are in place as Senator Hawley recently discovered when he tried to visit the site and the FBI told him to leave they didn't want him there.   Not the usual treatment of a sitting Senator who chairs investigative committees.    
 
Hawley: Briefing with Secret Service Director ‘Did Not Go Well’ — ‘She Was Not Well-Prepared’ Neil, what we know about this is that there were 62 minutes, 62, between the time that the Secret Service identified the shooter as a person of interest, somebody acting suspiciously, and the time he started firing shots at the president...........How did they allow this to happen? Why did they allow a good American to be killed? Why did they allow Trump to go on stage knowing they had a potential shooter? It’s outrageous......Here's what we know....maybe.... since yesterday's facts become today's falsehood.  The lies are everywhere and at every level.  That's one of the things we know that's not a maybe, so let's start with this fact that's indisputable.  The left is at war with America, and Donald Trump is in the way.  All of the lawfare attempts to destroy Trump have failed or are failing, therefore:
 
"many correctly anticipated that an assassination attempt would occur. While some people believe in coincidences,...... I think that it was all too convenient for the presumed nominee to die just two days before the party convention, leaving the Republican Party in disarray and paving the way for Biden to secure a second term. A great deal of circumstantial evidence indicates that the Democrats were yearning for his demise. 
 
They tried to withhold the Secret Service protection from Trump, and gave him inadequate security, at best. Joe Biden suggested that “It’s time to put Trump in a bullseye.” In addition, the Democrats directed an immense campaign of demagoguery and lies against Trump, shamelessly insinuating that his comeback would result in economic chaos, inflation, and an existential threat to “democracy.” The mainstream media, whose opposition to Trump is a permanent part of the current political landscape, featured images of Trump resembling Hitler on the cover of magazines."
 
Is that part of a Deep State Conspiracy?  I'll tell you what, we'll come back to that, but let's start with the assassin. 
 
Thomas Matthew Crooks
 
Initially everything we thought we knew about him has not been entirely accurate. First, initially I didn't give any credence to this being bigger than Thomas Matthew Crooks, a troubled young person, but that's changing rapidly.  Initially it was claimed he had no mental issues, but now it's being reported he had mental issues and may have been on medication.   
 
The FBI’s Initial Call on “No Mental Health Issues” Appears to be Wrong It was just 48 hours ago that the FBI assured the American public that the would-be assassin, Thomas Matthew Crooks, did not have any mental illness problems. This, of course, is odd because most of the recent shooters had mental illness problems and were being seriously medicated with prescribed psychiatric mind-altering drugs. Today, however, an “Exclusive” by the Daily Mail reports that family friends find that mental illness may have been in play. For example, according to unnamed family friends, he (crooks) was “increasingly disturbed young man who grew his hair long, isolated himself from friends and became plagued by mental health disturbances that led some to believe he was either bi-polar or schizophrenic.”
 
It's now being reported he did not like Donald Trump, and he threatened to shoot up his school, freshman year, and if that's true how could he not be on someone's watch list.

As the story unfolds there's a lot of disturbing facts emerging indicating planning, technology, and potential connections, and unexplained security reactions.  

First he was spotted behaving suspiciously early on, and nothing was done, even after his parents called police about him. He flew a drone over the site earlier, here, and here.  The Secret Service flew no drones over the site on the day of the shooting.   He hid his rifle in advance.  He had two cell phones and and 3 encrypted accounts overseas.   As I've already discussed, the encryption of his cell phone was so advanced the FBI couldn't crack it and had to get help from a tech company with unreleased new technology.  

How did he get such advanced technology?  Bombs were found in his car.  Where did the bombs come from?  And now it's being claimed there were least three different weapons fired during Trump shooting.  One by Crooks, one by the Secret Service sniper, and, another by an unknown shooter.  Furthermore there are serious doubts any investigation conducted by the FBI or the Secret Service can be trusted.

Strange Security Measures and Reactions 

 In this article, Dealey Plaza 2.0? Ray DiLorenzo comments:

Evil and incompetence are sometimes indistinguishable. But the people are in no mood for obfuscation or lies.  

He goes on to ask these questions, all of which need answering under oath.

If authorities identified a man with a rifle on that roof, why did they allow Trump to go out there and speak? They knew at least 7 minutes prior to the shooting that a suspicious person was on a roof, with a rifle just 150 yards away.

If the SS says they are shorthanded........It's been reported that many of the 'agents' were not Secret Service at all, but Homeland Security, not familiar with Secret Service protocols. As Trump was being rushed to his car after the shooting, about a dozen men in SWAT garb appeared out of nowhere. Where were they prior to the shooting?.....You can reasonably take away three elements: Unless the Secret Service is utterly incompetent,

  1. The shooter was allowed to be on the roof.
  2. He was allowed to take the shot(s)
  3. He was killed, so he couldn't talk.
And the story keeps getting more sordid by the day:
The question that must be asked and answered is this.  When the Secret Service sniper saw him on the roof with a rifle why didn't they shoot?  We now know there were a full 26 minutes to prevent the assassin from shooting at Trump.  It's also reported "at least one sniper/spotter team had the assassin in their sights for some three minutes but were denied clearance to shoot".  If that's true, then who refused permission to shoot, and why?  Is this failure by the Secret Service just blatant incompetence on the part of the Secret Service, or was it more?  
 
Did the Secret Service look like highly trained  competent professionals, or did they look like the Keystone Kops as a result of their embrace of DEI?   More here, and here.  
 
Truthfully, while I despise this whole corrupt embrace of DEI by both government and industry, and while it may have been a component in this mess, I don't consider that a critical factor.  Yeah, saying that shocks me too.  The real question is, Who green-lit the Trump shooting?:
 
Now ask yourself, cui bono? Who benefits most from Trump being removed from the picture? The entire Democrat Party, sure, but who would have the power to authorize such a nefarious scheme? A Deep State operative in one of the alphabet agencies? One of the puppet masters pulling decrepit Joe Biden’s strings? What about the Biden crime family itself? Who would benefit more than Trump’s corrupt, floundering opponent Joe? Or perhaps wife Jill, who is determined to keep her husband in the Oval Office no matter what? Perhaps even their convicted-felon son Hunter, whose fortunes (and a presidential pardon) are directly tied to Dad’s?
Is There An Iran Connection?

Iran has been promoting terrorism, and assassinations all over the world, in this article of July 18, 2024, Reflections on the 30th Anniversary of the AIMA Bombing, by Alejo Vidal-Quadras wherein he states:

Thursday marks the 30th anniversary of one of the deadliest terrorist attacks to be carried out in the Western hemisphere. The bombing of the Argentine Israeli Mutual Association building on July 18, 1994, claimed 85 lives and left a trail of scandal in its wake which is still having repercussions to this day. No one has ever been held legally accountable for the incident, though it has become increasingly apparent over the past three decades that the attack was planned by the Iranian regime and carried out by its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.

Did you know that?  No?  Well, don't feel bad, I didn't either.  Why?  Simple, that's not a song the media wanted to sing.  He goes on to list more attacks over the years, and after they attempted to assassinate him he stated:

After I’d undergone surgery to remove the bullet and repair my shattered jaw, I have no other enemy but the Iranian regime. In fact, I have the distinction of being among the first European politicians to be included on that regime’s formal enemies list, on account of my long standing support for the coalition of pro-democracy opposition groups known as the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). As head of the International Committee In Search of Justice, I have been heavily involved in efforts to bring to justice the Iranian officials involved in the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988, which primarily targeted members of the NCRI’s main constituent group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Iran has according to this author a secret multinational network of terrorists and murderers under the control of Iran, and Iran is plotting to assassinate Donald Trump, and  'You don't get off that [kill] list. You're marked for death'.  Iranian leader's 'revenge' threat against Trump comes into sharp focus

Democrat Hate Fest  

Media Corruption
Consequences
 
I think it can easily be said America dodged a major bullet, and other than a successful assassination of Donald Trump, I can't imagine anything that would outrage America more. Now the Failed Trump Assassination Attempt Did Two Things for Dems, None of Them Good, and Senior House Dem: ‘We’ve All Resigned Ourselves to a Second Trump Presidency’.   Finally, this whole thing embarrassed the White House so badly they've final agreed to give RFK Jr. Secret Service protection he merited and deserved from the beginning. 
 
Apparently Kimberly is going to testify before Congress today, well, "Kimberly, you got some splaining to do!"  And given her propensity to lie, this should be interesting.