Money, Corruption, & Politicians

 

 

Money, Corruption, & Politicians

America has the best politicians money can buy

by Mustang

Here’s an interesting question: who would spend $25 million (mostly in donated funds) to keep a job that pays $194,000.00 annually?  Well, the $194-thousand salary is what Nancy Pelosi gets paid (annually) to serve as Speaker of the House.  $25 million is how much she averages in campaign donations every two years.  Actually, she raised $27 million, spent $21 million, retaining about $6 million in her war chest.

Well, of course, there are a few follow-on questions.  If Nancy Pelosi has a net worth of $120,000,000.00 — if she makes only $194,000.00 a year, then where is she getting her money?  I am asking because at her salary as Speaker of the House, she’d have to work for 618.5 years in order to accumulate $120 million.  Oh wait … maybe she’s a very wise investor, or lucky … or something else.

The Pelosi investment portfolio includes Facebook, Apple, Comcast, Shutterfly, and Walt Disney.  And a ton of real estate properties in downtown San Francisco, of course.  Plus, it might be interesting for some to know that, according to Steve Kroft ( 60 Minutes report in 2011) it was perfectly legal for members of congress to engage in insider investments — while normal folks (you and I) would have gone to jail for insider trading.  File this under the Politically Elite Exemption Provision of the U. S. Constitution (which I cannot seem to find a copy of).  

 

After Kroft’s airing of his report in 2011, Congress passed the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge (STOCK) Act.  Only three members of the Senate opposed the act: Jeff Bingaman, Richard Burr, and Tom Coburn.  House Members who, at the time, were vulnerable to losing their seats in Congress overwhelmingly supported the bill (417-2).  So the question remains, how do members of congress — especially the veterans — who arrive in Congress next to poor, end up as millionaires?  In 2014, Nancy Pelosi was worth $74.2 million.  Seven years later, she’s increased her wealth to $120 million.

Obviously, some members of Congress were wealthy before arriving in Washington; it didn’t make them any poorer staying there for a few terms.  Pelosi’s wealth likely comes from her real estate holdings, which are substantial.  John McCain married into his wealth.  In 2010, 150 lawmakers claimed that most of their wealth came from investments — and we don’t exactly know how to define that.  

Could it mean, for example, backing a bill that generates kickbacks?  For instance, did Nancy Pelosi support any bills that materially benefitted Facebook, Apple, Comcast, or Walt Disney Enterprises?  Does she lease any of her properties to the federal government?

When the median household income in the United States is $65,000.00 (as of 2018), and Congressional salaries are $174,000.00 (for the regular member), can we really make the argument that members of Congress are looking out after John Q. Citizen?  Joe Biden is now earning $400,000.00 annually for serving as president.  On his first day at the office, he put between 70,000 and 100,000 Americans out of work.  Two things become apparent:

      1. Despite all the campaign rhetoric about looking after the American people, no member of congress or the White House really gives a damn about us.  All this nonsense about increasing the minimum wage does no more than shift the cost of increased wages onto the backs of consumers.  The Democrat’s demands for taxing the rich only increases the consumer’s cost of goods and services.  Biden can cause people to lose their jobs with a snap of his fingers, and for the rest of us, lower our disposable income by increasing the cost of gas and oil.  Democratic voter … thy name is Idiot.
      2. Members of Congress are not going to give up any of THEIR money to the poor.  I’m thinking Nancy Pelosi doesn’t eat McDonald hamburgers, but if you’re worth $120 million, who cares about the cost of a hamburger and fries?  

Unrelated: Donald Trump donated his $400,000 annual salary to charity, will Biden?  Never mind — I was just being silly.

The attitude among these political elites is basically this — don’t blame them because you weren’t smart enough to get elected to Congress.  The problem for America is, I think, that we have many levels of elitism going on simultaneously.  

Presidents, Governors, & Mayors; Congress members, state legislators & city councilmen; federal judges, state judges, & municipal judges — every one of them imagining that they’re better people than those who elected them.  Well, they may be better off that we are, financially, but they are hardly better people that most of us.

There are no sour grapes here — honestly.  I just think that before you elect someone to public office, someone who is willing to spend tens of millions of other people’s money to get a salary of $174,000 — maybe they don’t deserve your vote.  If it smells bad on election day, the odor won’t improve with time.

 

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Under Attack: The American Way

 

Under Attack: The American Way

by Mustang

Communism is a philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society — a socioeconomic structure based on common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social class, money, and the state.  We attribute these idea to Karl Marx and Frederick Engles in 1848.  Since then, communism in practice has become a blight on mankind.

Socialism is a theory of social organization which advocates that the means of economic production, distribution, and exchange, should be owned by the community, as a whole.  Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (also known as Vladimir Lenin) (1870-1924), leader of the communist movement in Russia, emphasized “The purpose of socialism is communism.”  He envisioned socialism as a temporary phase in the quest for a communist state.

To my understanding, with but a few failed minor attempts, communism has never been achieved.  The reason for this, I believe, is that the theorists involved in the development of communism either did not understand human nature, or completely misread it.  So, in terms of the stages in its development, the best that any of its implementers could achieve is a socialist state — and for the most part, until recently, by force of arms.

Progressivism began as a common-sense social movement in the 1890s.  I contend “common sense” because really, who could argue with Upton Sinclair’s conclusion that since the meat industry refused to police itself in matters of product safety and hygiene, it was incumbent upon the government to step in to regulate the industry.  But since its early days, progressivism has morphed into a radical political movement consisting of many ideas (again, not without some merit) but which, over time, were absorbed into the march toward national socialism.

Today, progressives debate the relevance of America’s traditional values.  For example, a progressive will argue that truth is at best contextually relative.  They reject the “self-evident” truth that all men are created equal, or that they endowed by their creator with unalienable rights.  No, they argue, there are only community rights that must change over time — and that to achieve this, the old rights must be taken away.  There is no right to free speech, they argue … only the speech they approve of, as a community.

Crony Capitalism is a system in which businesses become profitable, not because of their willingness to take risks, but rather, based on their close relationship with ruling political class (of both parties).  In essence, businesses rely on state power rather than competition to gain access to government contracts, grants, permits, tax breaks in areas where the government exercises a monopoly, such as gas and oil pipeline operations, mining concessions, and contracts for public works.  

It is a profiteering scheme where businesses profit and, to ensure continuation of their close relationship with the political elite, offer financial support to their political friends seeking reelection.  It is a de facto corruption of public-serving economic activities.

Of the foregoing, three pose a clear and present danger to the American Republic: socialism, progressivism, and crony capitalism.  Under the banner of the new progressive movement, the American Republic (and its people) is under attack; not simply the integrity of the Republic (governmentally), but all of our traditional values, as well.  Of even greater concern, they’re winning all the major battles.

American Values

Enlightenment was a European intellectual movement of the late 1600s/1700s that migrated to the British/American colonies emphasizing reason and individualism in opposition to traditional servitude to nobility.  It was heavily influenced by the philosophers Descartes, Lock, and Newton, expounded by Immanuel Kant, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Francois-Marie Arquet (also known as Voltaire), Jean-Jaques Rousseau, and Adam Smith.

We may remember Kant as someone who believed that reason is the source of morality; he professed Christianity, but repudiated the kind of Christian behavior expressed by  oppressive Catholicism.  Few living in the United States today would argue with Kant, whether Catholic or Protestant.  Much of what Kant wrote remains influential in contemporary philosophy.

Goethe was a humanist who viewed himself as a moderate (classical) liberal, anti-radical, and a man who on the one hand sympathized with the American Revolution, and on the other was skeptical of the French Revolution.

Voltaire was a writer, historian, and philosopher who was famous for his wit, his criticism of Catholicism, and an advocate of freedom of speech and religion, and the separation of church and state.

Rousseau influenced enlightened ideas throughout Western Europe in the development of modern political, economic, and educational thought and Adam Smith was a key philosopher who some credit with being the “Father of Economic Capitalism.”

The ideas of these “enlightened” men heavily influenced the leaders of the American Revolution, the Continental and United States Congress, and the framers of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.  These unalienable rights are individual rights —not communal rights, as Neo-progressives would have you believe.

America’s Creation

America’s founding fathers did not create democracy — by 1775, democracy already existed for a few thousand years.  What they did create was a Republic based on democratic ideas, such that everyone has an equal voice, and that everyone has an equal right to express his or her opinion.  Whether that opinion has any merit must depend on how well it is articulated and how well it is received by the listeners — nothing more.

But republican democracy did not come to the American people in an instant.  It has been a long, upward climb — because such forms of government are frequently boisterous and always somewhat untidy.

The 1700s were a time when monarchs ruled over their subjects — where the notion of common people governing themselves was completely alien.  A successful republic requires practice, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and a great deal of patience.  The reason for this is that, because it is a human endeavor, it is imperfect.

As an analogy, every one of us may recall a time when sitting around the dining room table with our families, everyone had their own opinion about just about every topic.  Occasionally, voices became loud, anger boiled over, and perhaps, someone simply got up and left the table.  Now imagine 300-million voices all speaking at once inside a very large auditorium.  That’s where we are today.

It is entirely human to classify others according to what they say, and how they behave.  For example, we frequently hear Democrats referring to Republicans as fascists; Republicans often refer to Democrats as communists (which, of course, many are).  People who speak one way and behave another are called politicians. 

 If we must label people, how they behave may be more revealing to us than what they say.  For example, how a politician votes on an issue is more revealing than what he or she might tell us on a campaign stump — if we “good citizens” even bother to notice.

Knowledge, Understanding, Wisdom

Knowing what happened, why it happened, and what we should we do about it is the challenge facing American society today.  My argument is that it shouldn’t be too difficult to make informed decisions — if we are willing to open our minds to issues that confront us.  Ultimately, what we believe — and why we believe it — is an individual decision. But what do half of modern Americans demand?

Roughly half of our citizens today repudiate the enlightened tenets of our founding documents.  The other half strives to preserve them.  Those who do repudiate the wisdom and foresight of our founding fathers have been brought up that way — programmed, in fact, to deny anyone but themselves the right of free thought or expression.  To silence others with whom they disagree, they label such speech as politically incorrect — which has lately morphed into such terms as hateful, racist, or xenophobic.  

Progressives have chosen this path because they are incapable of honest, polite debate — and because there is no merit to their argument.  They lack knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.  Under such circumstances, they strive to shut down any deviation from what “they” think.

What matters most to progressive-minded people is controlling the narrative rather than improving the republic.  There is room for improvement in our nation, in our society, of course — but we cannot achieve that by tearing down America’s foundations.  The loudest progressives, and the most violent — the young know-nothings — do serve a purpose, however.  They help keep everyone at odds.  You know … divide and conquer.

Referring to these people as “know nothings” may appear hyperbolic, but it is very close to unmitigated truth.  Among young progressives, there are no worthwhile lessons in history because, or so they believe, America’s founding fathers were all racists.  So they tear down statues of such men as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington (and others) demanding that we ignore these men in history because the owned slaves. 

 Knowing only a little about actual history is a dangerous thing.  Jefferson and Washington never owned slaves; their wives did — and this is more than a technicality.  The last will and testament of both these men freed these slaves, which explains how Jefferson’s will was tied up in probate court for so long.  Jefferson died land rich, money poor, and deeply indebted.  But to revise American history, progressives now claim that Washington and Jefferson were racists — and it isn’t true.

Actual history is vital to who we have become, as Americans.  Not all of our history was laudatory, but if there is any benefit to the unsavory aspects of what happened before, it has been that we learned valuable lessons about ourselves along the way.  Six-hundred thousand Americans died to free the slaves.  

Americans of the 1960s overwhelmingly repudiated Democrats in their horrific treatment of blacks during the civil rights movement.  This should account for something worthwhile in our history — and all was working well until a virulent progressive became president in 2007.  He demanded “fundamental change” to America — and he’s damn well achieved it.

But there are good examples of how we’ve failed to learn from history, as well.  Perhaps the best example of this has been our lionizing one of the most despicable women in history, Margaret Sanger.  Actual history tells us that Margaret Sanger conspired to eradicate black American populations through abortion programs.  

Her plan was enthusiastically embraced by Woodrow Wilson (Democrat), and not surprisingly, German Chancellor Adolf Hitler, who adapted Sanger’s ideas to the extermination of Jews, gypsies, and homosexuals — his Final Solution.  Yet, despite the wanton murder of tens of millions of black babies, Sanger’s plan continues day — partially funded by the federal government disguised as “a woman’s right to choose.” 

Among progressives, American institutions serve their interests, not those whom they oppose, and so in modern America, there is no longer a requirement for checks and balances in government.  To the winner go the spoils; winning is all that matters — not the survival of the Republic.  

Such tenets as “land of the free” and “liberty and justice for all” only apply only to progressives.  People with different views have no place in the new America, which has become a common “virtue signal” within the progressive’s propaganda media.  Political disenfranchisement is “okay” so long as it only applies to everyone who is not a progressive.

Finally, after only three days in office, Democrat/Socialist/Progressive Jose Biden put nearly 100,000 Americans out of work.  He did this by favoring the corporation owned by Warren Buffet over the rights of Americans to work and feed their families.  There is no better example of crony capitalism than this — but this one example is but the tip of a massive iceberg.  And it has been going on for far too long and involves the elite of both political parties.  This is NOT what America is (or should be) all about.  It is also not very wise.

Conclusion

Over time, words and phrases have changed, but behaviors have not.  For me, personally, if Democrats want me to stop calling them communists, they’re going to have to change their behavior.  I’m not holding my breath — but I am praying that the American people come to their senses.

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Sunday’s Reflection – Freedom isn’t Free

 

We are disheartened and discouraged. As Adrienne at  Adrienne’s Corner 

titles her post:

This is The Great Awakening – Not The Great Reset…

it’s a fight for our way of life and freedom.

And she is right.

We are tempted to give in, to give up.  We need to recall that we have our freedoms because there were tens of thousands of young men and women willing to sacrifice their young lives so that we may be free this last century alone.

At this time of anxious concern for our Nation, as concerned as we are, consider the anxiety of the 56 men and what they were willing to do for us so many years ago during our Independence.

Together “And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” 

The ages of the signers ranged from 26 (Edward Rutledge) to 70 (Benjamin Franklin). Many of them probably expected to die.

They signed anyway.

This video captures the terrible price so many have paid so we can be free. What energy and price are we willing to offer?

These are American Cemeteries around the world and the number of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. I suggest watching this in full screen to appreciate the enormity of it all. Staggering.

“Hymn to the Fallen” by John Williams is the background music

 

 

Adrienne  continues:

This is a battle between good and evil and you must choose your side.  Not “sort of” or “maybe”, but a firm declaration of truth.  Beyond even good and evil is the fight for humanity, as God intended it to be.

What can you do?
That’s both a real question and a rhetorical question.
It’s up to each of you to probe your psyche for your purpose in life. Each of us has an individual role to play.  Due to physical, age-related, or cognitive differences, our strengths and weaknesses are not the same, and we aren’t going to have the same purpose. Your purpose right now is to find your purpose.
Please spend some time in quiet reflection, discuss the present and the future with those you trust, and decide accordingly. Don’t be spewing your plans all over Facecrap, or your blog if you have one, or even with most of your neighbors.  Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. Be ye therefore wise as serpents and simple as doves (Matt 10:16)  You may want to take a few minutes to research that verse.

And  – don’t forget to pray!

 

 

God Bless Donald J, Trump and God Bless America.

 

Kamala Harris endorses Communism with just two days to go until Election Day.

 

Even liberals were taken aback by Kamala Harris’s in-your-face endorsement of Marxism, looking at the reaction on twitter to her latest pronouncement. Just charging up her base and now we know why Joe has been sitting in his basement.

 

I’ll save you all time, she’s a communist. They always make it look and sound pretty, fair, unthreatening and utopian but in reality it’s always ugly, unfair, full of threats and dystopian. Venezuelans & Cubans have seen this movie before and are warning you it doesn’t end well.

Then we have Anita Dunn of Obama fame out on the TV yesterday.

ABC’s “This Week”Anita Dunn, adviser to Democrat Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.

Recall?

Biden’s Senior Advisor Anita Dunn Said Chinese Dictator Mao Zedong Was One Of Her ‘Favorite Political Philosophers’

A senior advisor to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign said Chinese dictator Mao Zedong was one of her “favorite political philosophers” during a speech to graduating high schoolers in 2009.

Anita Dunn

Anita Dunn, who was temporarily granted effective control of Biden’s campaign in February and now serves as a senior advisor, said Mao and Mother Teresa were “the two people that I turn to most” when she needs to encourage others to break from the mold and blaze their own trail in life.

“In 1947, when Mao Zedong was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over … the nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side,” Dunn told the audience. “And people said how could you win? How could you do this?” More at the Daily Caller

Then we have an earlier post that noted that the Biden clan made for VP Harris’s chief of staff Kamala Harris’s chief of staff: Haitian lesbian political powerhouse

Before announcing Harris as VP candidate, they already lined up her Chief of staff – no less than from the Obama administration, and of late MoveOn.org.

For a refresher on Moveon, lest we forget, back in 2016:

George Soros Founded Moveon.Org Takes Responsibility For Violent Donald Trump Protest – Promises More Protests Are To Come

“So here’s the plan: We’ll support MoveOn.org members to call out and nonviolently protest Trump’s racist, bigoted, misogynistic, xenophobic, and violent behavior — and show the world that America rejects Trump’s hate, ” the email read. “And to keep it going, we’re counting on you to donate whatever you can to cover the costs of everything involved — the organizers, signs, online recruitment ads, training, and more.”

I would say it sure looks like the Biden administration will not be from the “Center.”

Good luck America.

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Is it Morning in America or Nighttime in America?

 

A reminder of where we were once upon a time. Ronald Reagan always optimistic and hopeful. Then Mark Levin’s take on the ad with an Obama spin. “It’s nighttime in America”. Do we really want to go back to the gloom and doom just four years ago? Do we want a dark winter ahead?

The Saturday Potpourri was mistakenly posted yesterday. If you missed the fun here is the link:

Saturday’s Passel of Potpourri

 

Ronald Reagan TV Ad: “Its morning in America again”

84 presidential election ad for Ronald Reagan campaign.

 

 

Mark Levin responds:

Published Published on Jul 20, 2012. Half way through the Obama nightmare.

It’s Nighttime in America

MARK LEVIN: “It’s nighttime in America. Just think where we were four short years ago.

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Save America or Bury Her?

 

Truth and Reality vs. Falsity and Deception

by Mustang

If you are reading this, and you’re above the age of seven years, then you ought to know the difference between telling the truth and telling a lie. I’ll add that if you’re above the age of seven, you also know the difference between reality and fantasy.  You should also know that it doesn’t require the entire body of philosophy to know or understand these differences.

One caveat: if you happen to be an adult, you are dishonest, manipulative, and/or never let facts get in your way, then depending on the number of years you’ve been lying to yourself; it may be possible that you do not know these differences.

Andy Kroll is one of those people.  He is so ideologically driven, so dishonest, so under-educated, so intellectually shallow, that he may not know fact from fiction, truth from deception, or reality from fantasy.  These observations come from Kroll’s own writing, somewhat recently in an article in Rolling Stone that he laughingly called, “The Plot Against America.”

Now I will add that either my suppositions about Kroll are true, or it is only an act he performs to further his somewhat lagging career as a writer.  Personally, I would not want to include Mother Jones and Huffington Post on my resumé —but that’s just me.

Let’s take a look at Kroll’s plot, shall we?

The sub-head in the article includes “Blocking ballots, intimidating voters, spreading misinformation—undermining democracy is at the heart of Trump’s 2020 campaign.”  In his first paragraph, Kroll writes, “When the conversation turned to the 2020 election, Trump singled out what he called the “biggest risk” to his bid for a second term.  It was not the mounting death toll from COVID-19 or further economic damage inflicted by the pandemic, or anything else a reality-dwelling president might fret about.”

At this point, very early in the article, one wonders what mounting death toll?  Has it been in the millions, as predicted by presidential hopeful (for the fourth time) Joe Biden?  What pandemic?  Fewer people have died from COVID-19 than in automobile accidents in the same period.

At what point did the US economy tip into Great Depression territory?  Finally, when comparing Trump’s performance as president to all other world leaders vis-à-vis the COVID-19 episode, by what measure has Kroll made his comparison?

According to Gallup, at no time since assuming the office of President has any Democrat scored Trump’s job approval rating above 14%, so aside from the remarkable consistency, why is anyone shocked to hear that Democrats hate Trump’s guts?

Conversely, also according to Gallup, at no time since assuming office has any Republican rated Trump’s job approval rating less than 80%.  This could indicate a peculiar party-bias, which again should shock no one because Trump was the favorite of voting Republicans in 2016.

Independent voters, on the other hand, consistently approve of Trump’s performance between 31-47%, which by any measure, isn’t bad considering the fact that “independent” includes people who lean moderate left and moderate right.

So, it would appear that Kroll’s number one complaint is Trump’s opposition to “mail-in balloting.”  In Kroll’s mind, or what there’s left of it, the integrity of our electoral system isn’t the issue —it’s rather helping people dying of Covid-19 vote on 3 November. He castigates Trump for filing lawsuits against states who champion mail-in voting.

Kroll, by the way, doesn’t think much about positive voter identification, either.  He must not think highly of voters in the late 1700s, either—all of whom had to positively identify who there were before being allowed to vote.

Kroll believes that Voter ID equates to vote suppression, and he may be right.  It suppresses illegal voting, plural voting, cross-district voting, and cross-state voting.  Kroll is allowed to have his opinion, of course, but his writing should reflect at least some understanding of our voting system.

Voter fraud is the theft of our birthright to have fair and free elections, to live in a country where our voice does matter, and to live in a country that is free from government corruption.  The integrity of our electoral system is but one concern to Americans who are legally allowed to vote.  No conservative-minded person objects to being asked for positive identification at the voting precinct; why should progressives object?  The answer, of course, is self-evident.

Kroll also expresses concern about voter intimidation.  He must have concluded the Obama Goons wearing Black Panther berets, standing outside Philadelphia voting precincts with tire irons and baseball bats were enthusiastic Republicans.

I suppose too that should the BLM/Anti-Fa brownshirts show up on 3 November, they’ll be classified as conservative pro-Trump’ers as well.  No one I know wants to see voter intimidation by anyone, so what is the genesis of his concern about voter intimidation?

Well, for one thing, Kroll is one of those people who want convicted felons (those who’ve lost their right to vote because of felony conviction (murder, rape, drug trafficking, assault, theft)) to vote for Biden/Harris, who are —by the way— beneficiaries of Michael Bloomberg’s/George Soros’ plan to raising funds to pay the fines of convicts so that they’ll be entitled to vote Democrat.

According to the Washington Post (9/22/2020):

“Former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg and his team have raised more than $16 million to pay the court fines and fees of nearly 32,000 Black and Hispanic Florida voters with felony convictions, an effort aimed at boosting turnout for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“The money will fund a program organized by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition to pay the fines, fees and restitution costs for former prisoners who are already registered to vote in Florida but barred by law from participating in the election because of those outstanding debts.”

This makes as much sense as firing police and hiring pimps to advise the Seattle City Council.  It’s also a form of bribery, so I’m curious why the Federal Elections Commission isn’t raising holy hell about this.  Give the bum some whiskey and a carton of cigarettes, and he’ll vote Democrat for the next 200 years.

To emphasize his claim of voter intimidation by the RNC, Kroll cites a 1981 legal drama that has played out through 2017, the issue being a Consent Decree that both the RNC and DNC will act according to the laws of the United States vis-à-vis challenging voters at polling stations.  See also: USCA 3rd Dist. No. 09-4615, DNC, NJ DSC, Virginia L. Feggins; Lynette Monroe vs. RNC, NJ RSC, Alex Hurtado, Ronald C. Kaufman, John Kelly, and DC Civ Action No. 2-81-cv-03876.

Kroll’s citation is a nothing burger and used only to confuse the argument.  He made no mention of the Black Panthers, or DNC operatives rounding up homeless people and busing them to one of more voting precincts.

Trump or the RNC is not the person or agency we should be watching for evidence of voter fraud or intimidation.  The title of Kroll’s piece is a lie; he does not seek to save America —he wants to bury Her, not with a shovel, though, but by falsity and deception.

Kroll is a hack, which in a nation that allows others to express their opinion is not a problem, but from what I understand, with a readership averaging males between 18-34 years of age Rolling Stone (on line) averages over a million hits every day.  What damage is this hack doing the American Republic?

Mustang also blogs at Fix Bayonets and Thoughts From Afar

Brutal interview by Bret Bair of Biden’s Press Secretary

 

Baier like a good bulldog, sank his teeth into Biden’s lackey and wouldn’t let up. Bet this is the last time anyone from the Biden team will stroll by Fox. Good stuff. Worth the price of admission.

Bret Baier presses TJ Ducklo, national press secretary for the Biden campaign, on whether Joe Biden supported the travel ban on China and if the candidate reads from a teleprompter.

 

 

Just for refreshers in case you missed it. How much longer is the charade going to continue? As long as he can get away with it.

 

Joe, get yourself a cup of coffee.

 

 

That my friends is the very best of the swamp for today.

Biden makes it to PA one more time, gasps for the teleprompter

 

On Monday Democrat Party presidential candidate Joe Biden joined far-left AFL-CIO for a virtual event.

The 77-year-old was visibly exhausted as he read from his teleprompter.
Biden was breathing very heavily and struggled to speak.

I for one am tired of Fox not covering the Biden campaign on the so called trail. Namely one Peter Doocy who apparently is the cub reporter assigned to him. Since Biden has been hanging out in my neck of the woods, namely Pittsburgh, Harrisburg,  Lancaster area, I catch the local news.

No report of the handful of people that show up for his staged events, rather more likely Trump supporters. Little reports on Biden’s stumble. How he treats the local press. So I leave you with this.

Is this the fellow we want with his hand on the button?

 

 

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Biden’s non-event in Pittsburgh – No questions just stumbles

In another poorly reported Biden campaign emergence, we are left with little analysis of the truth of his latest statements or what took place. Fox news @Foxnews and Peter Doocy, @pdoocy  part of the “B” team that has been assigned to cover Biden? He did about as good a job in Pittsburgh as he did when he reported Biden’s visit in Lancaster, located a bit Southeast. This was not a rally. Period.

Anatomy of a Biden ‘rally’ in Lancaster, PA

The headline today and story goes like this in the Pittsburgh local news goes:

Joe Biden makes campaign stop in Pittsburgh, says he’s not banning fracking.

The speech was given inside Mill 19, a former steel works redeveloped to house new industries, such as a high-tech robotics operation developed in part by Carnegie Mellon University. The venue offers views of Pittsburgh’s Downtown skyline in the background.

The campaign released few details in advance of the event; the Hazelwood Green location was not confirmed until late morning.

The campaign said it opted against holding a traditional campaign event, with large crowds flocking to a venue and the area around it, to adhere to guidelines aimed at limiting the spread of covid-19.

More than 100 Biden supporters and a few Trump supporters waited for hours outside the venue. They didn’t get a glimpse of Biden even as the motorcade left at 4 p.m.

Ed: The statement doesn’t make a whole lot of sense now does it?

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No questions were permitted, and no national press. So here are the highlights that you may not have seen. Best is that he stumbles once more. Getting off to a good start. Something like the “I am not a crook” type theme.

SOUND ON FOR CHEERS!

So it was not a public event. Not a presser. Simply a speech without substance. He moved from his basement to a cage. He made his best effort to read a prompter.

Everything swell in the swamp.

Donald J. Trump – Nuggets from the week

 

America’s choice. Chaos or law and order. It was a late night, and this is what I have in the tank to celebrate a wonderful week.

 

The Italians know how to treat our man.

 

From an Italian parade — “Donald Trump” as an emperor wearing very detailed armor. Note his Twitter Sword!

‘Twitter Is His Sword’: EPIC Warhammer 40k Trump Steals The Show At Italian Carnival

 

 

Another look-

 

 

The fact that she said they should not stop should make her immediately disqualified as running for the vice president of our country.

 

 

America’s choice.

Anyone who touches a police gets an automatic one year sentence. End this nonsense.

 

Other than this, all is well in the swamp.

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