Just Wonderful: Nancy Pelosi Buys a $25 Million Mansion in Florida

It’s wonderful that Nancy Pelosi is buying a $25 million home on beautiful Jupiter Island, Florida. Reminds me of the song Jennifer Juniper by Donovan when he sings “Jennifer Juniper lives upon the hill.” Maybe we should change the lyric to say “Nancy Pelosi was once upon Capital hill but is now moving to Jupiter beach?” We can call her “Nancy of Jupiter?”

Like in the song is Pelosi looking for what she lacks?

But we wonder why?

Is Nancy Pelosi tired of California and its high cost of living? Is Nancy happier being in a state run by Republican Ron DeSantis than her home state of California run by Democrat Gavin Newsom?

Was Nancy thrown out of California? Maybe Nancy likes the beautiful beaches in Florida? Or our lack of a state income tax? Or our Governor DeSantis and his pro-family, pro-business and pro-growth policies?

Is Nancy planning on retiring from Congress soon and then moving to Florida permanently?

No matter. We welcome to sunny Florida Nancy Pelosi and her family. We can’t wait to have you as a voter here in our sunny land of the free.

Here are some interesting tweets about Nancy’s move to the sunshine state.

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Democrat Lunacy Contributed to the Waukesha Tragedy.

“Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford


Democrat sponsored bail reform laws around the nation have created massive resurgence in crimes by career criminals being allowed out of jail constantly after committing crimes, often times violent crimes.

Examples are New York where rioters and looters arrested over the last few days have been released instantly after the arrests due to the States new bail reform laws. Some of them were arrested on misdemeanor and felony crimes like arson. Many released were back rioting and looting that very same day. They were rearrested and released on their own recognizance again!!

At least 19 states – all blue states – have moved to reduce the burden of criminals having to find cash for bonds!! California and New Jersey are leaders in this stupidity and their crime rates are rocketing as criminals seem to think they have a green light to commit crimes.

Let’s go to Waukesha, Wisconsin, another libtard run state. Darrell Brooks Jr. was the driver of the red SUV that killed 5 and injured 40 including 18 kids. This sorry excuse for a human being has a criminal record that involves many violent crimes. To say he is a low life is an understatement.

Waukesha parade attack suspect Darrell Brooks is also a convicted sex offender wanted in Nevada for failure to obey sex offender laws. He was convicted in 2006 of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old and conceiving a child with her. He was sentenced to probation but was arrested for failure to obey sex offender laws in 2016. He then jumped bail on that charge and never appeared in court.

This criminal also has multiple outstanding cases but he is out on almost negligible cash bonds. Crimes like reckless endangerment and felony gun charges. For those he was out on the street for the princely sum of $500! That was February this year.

Now fast forward to November. Milwaukee authorities charged Brooks with another reckless endangering, felony bail jumping, battery, obstructing an officer and disorderly conduct. Guess who was involved? Yep! His baby mama! ( by the way I hate that expression. ). He assaulted her by punching her in the face after stalking her and used the same red Ford SUV to run her over! She even had the tire prints on her legs. Oh – she had an order of protection against this criminal. His bond in this insanely run blue state for those serious offenses which should include attempted homicide? A mere $1000!!! By the way again the charges he faces are a pittance compared to the serious overcharging of white Kyle Rittenhouse. His active warrant on sex offender charges were ignored.

In any normal state – i.e. a Republican run state like Florida – his bond would have been significantly higher, probably one he couldn’t raise. He would have been sitting in a county jail cooling his heels awaiting trial and certain imprisonment. ( Hopefully becoming someone’s bitch – after all, most woman beaters cannot face up to a man. )

Not in liberal havens of insanity. There the quality of life of criminals and bad evil beings far outweighs the quality of life and expectations of safety of law abiding tax payers.

It gets worse as regards his criminal history. In 2020 he shot at his nephew after an argument. Yep! He was released from that one too to continue his crime spree.

Yesterday I talked about Kyle Rittenhouse suing his detractors and defamers and I pray all the victims from this latest crime in Wisconsin sue the DA, the Governor and all those voting to remove criminals rights and protect criminal rights. They all bear responsibility for this slaughter of innocents enjoying a Christmas parade.

It seems that if you are white and conservative and were in DC on January 6th, the liberals will not stop at working flat out to identify you, arrest you, over charge you and refuse you bail.

In those cases the arrested are not given any civil rights, you know, like the basic one that your innocence is presumed until a court finds overwhelming reasons and evidence to convict you. No, these conservative patriots are maligned and lied about by an extremely corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation, a very corrupt Capitol Police Force and lying Democrats and liberals. The disgusting MSM goes along with their puppet masters in 24/7 coverage of the evil Trump supporters who committed treason by trying to overthrow an election!! Lies and more lies but told and repeated often enough will be believed by the brain damaged members of the left.

Those that were arrested for the January 6th protest were and are placed in dark hell holes, filthy roach infested prison cells, not allowed bonds and kept in solitary confinement and refused the normal life that inmates who committed real crimes enjoy. You know, like access to religious services, library, recreation, showers etc.

They are intimidated and threatened daily until they just accept a plea deal to get it done. I have met some. Their stories are horrendous. They are racially profiled and Ill treated by a mainly black jail guard group and other inmates who believe they are all white racist supremacy freaks. Most are normal and good everyday Americans who were peacefully protesting an obviously stolen and fraudulent election.

The American justice system has been hijacked by extremists, commies and other spawns of Satan. People like Bernie Sanders have championed the erosion of our justice system. They have championed police defunding. They have called for no bonds, closing of jails and prisons and a large range of crimes to become decriminalized. Heck, line of duty deaths this year total 428 – up 32% over last year. That is a statistic that can be truly put on Democrats doorsteps. It’s their fault. In 2020 murders in mostly blue states went up 25% over 2019 and 2021 figures are expected to close well north in terms of numbers. Again – these can be firmly and mostly placed on Democrats door steps.

Wake the Hell up all you blue voters. Is this really the America you want to live in, raise your kids in? If so you are not Americans. You are evil people who deserve nothing good in life. You are ignorant. Uneducated. Plain old fashioned STUPID. I detest you as does most of normal law abiding good Americans.

GOD BLESS AMERICA.

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These are the scum I want arrested! Yes – I am angry!

“Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.” – Vincent Van Gogh


Like a lot of my readers here in America and abroad, I have been following the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. First let me say I believe with every fiber of my being that this fine young American patriot should never have been charged with a crime, either misdemeanor or felony. This brave young man acted properly and with amazing restraint and trigger control.

Watch As Cheers Erupt Outside Kenosha County Courthouse After Kyle Rittenhouse Acquittal

Anyway. Some of the most disturbing things I saw are as follows. The total disregard to the sanctity of our legal system as displayed by a corrupt DA and a useless and obviously pandering police chief. The intimidation of jurors. The attempted intimidation of the Judge. The threats to a city. A presidential candidate ( Sniffer Joe ) calling Kyle a white Supremist. Top political figures in both houses trying to influence the outcome of a what was a truly politically motivated overcharging of non offenses. The idiotic chatter of so called Hollywood celebrities without an ounce of common sense of understanding between them. The calling of this legal self defense action a work of ‘racism’. Despite the fact that those shot were white as is Kyle.

Maybe insane liberals mix up what racism is. Here is a hint. The actions of BLM and ANTIFA as well as the New Black Panthers and Uhuru are racist. CRT is racist. Just because a white conservative defends himself against white mentally challenged perverts and criminals who are white doesn’t make it a racist crime.

Self defense is the right of every American. Period. This was as true a case of self defense as ever seen.

I am praying that Kyle now sues the pants off everyone who lied about him and the case. The list of those will keep any law firm busy for decades. Starting with Joe Biden.

How about MSNBCs Tiffany Cross who just called Kyle “this little murderous White supremacist.” She should be on the list with all the others. There is ZERO evidence that Kyle was a member of the Proud Boys, a militia or any so called by the left white extremist or supremist group.

OK. Back to the whole prison thing.

I want the DA arrested, charged and disbarred from any legal practice anywhere. He is a disgrace to an already sad and oft times profession and an oath breaker. He not only over charged but wrongly charged intentionally and bowed to pressure from leftist groups, media groups and politicians as opposed to the law he is sworn to follow. His stupidity was there for all to see as he brandished the AR15 around with his figure on the trigger. Dumb doesn’t cover him.

I want the top Law enforcement officials fired. How dare they allow the intimidation of jury members whose photos were openly taken in the courtroom. Whose identities were known and now whose families are in danger. How dare these same top cops allow protests inside the hearing of the jury room as the jurors were attempting to responsibly decide the outcome. These poor people had to listen to the threats to their safety as well as threats made against their families and the town and other cities should they find him not guilty.

It is time that the satanic left give up beating up on this dead drum. He was wrongly charged and a jury of his peers found him not guilty. The country doesn’t need the mentally challenged crime boss Biden calling for protests and objecting to the jury decision, or the likes of his limp wristed Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg saying things like the “pain that the country feels and the frustration that was aroused by the entire case, including the verdict”. Those immoral and ethically challenged Hollywood types need to shut the heck up too! Nobody cares about them. They are nothing but spoilt brain dead clones of the left.

The blatant spread of false propaganda and statements by MSM like MSNBC and CNN et al was disgusting. Statements like MSNBC host Joe Scarborough stated detailing that Rittenhouse shot his firearm 60 times was just pure lies and fantasy. Like when Joy Reid stated Kyle drove 4 hours with his AR 15 to get to the riot, that his firearm was illegal or he illegally crossed state lines etc. were blatant lies told often enough to get sheep to believe them. These so called news agencies need to look deep inside themselves and start cleaning house. They won’t but they will continue growing in irrelevance. People are starting to see through their lies and hypocrisy.

It’s time for Kyle and his family to rest and recover from a traumatic event and to get his ducks in a row and his legal team in place to start suing and hopefully bankrupting a lot of evil perverts and criminal organizations to punish them for the crimes they have and continue to propagate.

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Unsaid: Joseph Rosenbaum Might Have Committed Suicide-by-Rittenhouse

Why would you chase and lunge at, or otherwise attack, a young man who’s carrying a semi-automatic rifle? This is what happened last August 25th in the Kyle Rittenhouse affair, and it’s crazy behavior. Yet with respect to at least one of the three men shot in self-defense by Rittenhouse, Joseph Rosenbaum, there may be a logical explanation for such craziness:

Rosenbaum really was, clinically speaking, crazy.

We’ve heard much about the criminal records of the three Rittenhouse assailants’ who were shot (and a bit about the checkered past of the fourth attacker, who wasn’t shot), and rightly so. But underemphasized in Rosenbaum’s case is that he actually was what we today call “mentally ill,” having been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Why is this relevant? It not only helps explain his irrational behavior, but there’s also this:

It’s not unusual for mentally ill people to attempt suicide — and to sometimes conscript others into their self-destructive endeavors.

Note that Rosenbaum “was on antidepressants and medication to treat his bipolar disorder,” NPR reported his fiancée, Kariann Swart, as having testified at the Rittenhouse trial. “He had been in a hospital following a suicide attempt” (emphasis added) and was released the very day he was shot.

Point two: A witness in the trial said Rosenbaum “was acting aggressively and repeatedly challenged a group of armed men to shoot him,” (emphasis added) Reuters informed November 5 — as if he wanted to die.

Point three: The suicide risk for bipolar individuals is 17 times that of the general population; in fact, an estimated “20-60% of patients with bipolar disorder attempt suicide at least once in their lifetime,” writes UTHealth.

Point four: When I mentioned Rosenbaum possibly having committed suicide-by-Rittenhouse to someone close to me who has great experience with bipolar disorder, she said, “Usually it’s suicide by cop [with such people].” She knows whereof she speaks, too. As The American Journal of Psychiatry tells us, suicide by cop “is reported to be more prevalent in males with psychiatric disorders (i.e., chronic depression, bipolar disorders….)” (emphasis added).

Rosenbaum didn’t have cops at his disposal, being as the feckless Wisconsin authorities restrained the police and let Kenosha burn. But Rittenhouse was available. As with the Vigilance Committee in San Francisco in 1851 — which was instituted to quell lawlessness — he was doing the job the government wouldn’t do.

Unfortunately for Rittenhouse, this might have included dealing with a mentally deranged, early-middle-age man who was looking to have someone do a job on him that he wouldn’t (or couldn’t) do. This, again, isn’t unheard of.

Know that bipolar disorder, whatever its cause (and I entertain a non-mainstream theory on this), constitutes genuine insanity. Sufferers often find living with their cross intolerable and fancy death a welcome escape. I personally know of a man thus afflicted who recruited someone, a person clearly disturbed in his own way, who was willing to perform a Dr. Kevorkian on him (thankfully, the plan was thwarted).

Why does any of this matter with respect to Rosenbaum? It certainly doesn’t change what the man did when attacking Rittenhouse or the justness of the latter’s response. Yet speaking for myself, I always find truth interesting, and my theory is tenable. What’s more, it underlines further what Rittenhouse might have been facing last August 25th. It may mean that within all the insanity, he might have been facing actual insanity in the form of a man who perhaps had nothing to lose except what he wanted to — his life.

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Kyle Rittenhouse Did NOT Get a Fair Trial

Many people, even some notable commentators, are hailing the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict as a triumph for American justice. In reality, though, the teen rightly prevailed, being found not guilty on all five charges brought against him.

But he did not get a fair trial.

I’m not the first to point out that Rittenhouse never should have been charged in the first place. Anyone with eyes could see from the video footage of that fateful August 25 eve that he was under withering attack and acted in self-defense. Anyone who can read could know that his attackers were lowlifes with criminal records, and one was mentally ill. (This itself doesn’t speak to Rittenhouse’s guilt or innocence, but it does explain the assailants’ aggression.)

Anyone with sense knows that if someone sees you’re holding a rifle and charges you anyway, it’s a good bet he intends to seize the weapon and use it against you. And anyone with a half-functioning conscience would find the arms of Morpheus elusive upon trying to ruin an innocent, civic-minded kid’s life. But this excludes prosecutor Thomas Binger, clearly a man as mean and low and devoid of character (and possibly a sociopath) as any of the rioting Kenosha miscreants whose “virtue” he trumpeted.

Then there was the presiding judge, Bruce Schroeder. After rightful reprimands of Binger for prosecutorial misconduct, I heard some observers call him “based” (the tiresome word du jour), but entirely based in reality he’s not. For one thing, why didn’t he sequester the jury?

Note that as MyLawQuestions.com informs, stating the obvious, a “jury may be sequestered in a high-profile case, or they may be sequestered when it is believed the case is one that would be likely to lead to jury tampering or threats against the members of the jury.” Well? Can you think of a higher profile trial than Rittenhouse’s or one in which it was more likely the jury would be tampered with or threatened?

In fact, it was threatened, implicitly if not explicitly. The New York Times wrote November 10 that Schroeder “frequently complains about media bias and the impact that news coverage can have on prospective jurors.” Well, he should’ve complained less and acted more. And if the Rittenhouse case didn’t’ warrant jury sequestration, then we should wonder why the option even exists in our legal system.

Then there was Binger’s prosecutorial misconduct. Judge Schroeder might have felt better after blowing off steam — chastising Binger for raising an issue in court the judge had proscribed and for questioning Rittenhouse’s right to remain silent — but the damage was done. Add to this apparent violation of disclosure laws by withholding drone video evidence, the possible subornation of perjury and pressuring of a witness to change a police statement, and we should ask: Why was a mistrial with prejudice not declared?

Perhaps the judge himself was intimidated by the mob. But while he appears a man of good will, he simply didn’t meet his obligation to ensure the defendant got a fair trial. Schroeder did not do his job.

Finally, there’s the jury. Given the looming mob, it is commendable that the non-sequestered jurors arrived at the correct outcome. But let’s be clear: The evidence was overwhelming.

Despite this, the jury’s deliberation ran into a fourth day and lasted 23 hours in an open-and-shut case that should have brought an acquittal in 30 minutes. Perhaps we should allow that it might to an extent have been theater, with the jury delay being partially attributable to a desire to appease the mob by appearing to show “due diligence” (maybe). But here’s a point to ponder:

What if Rittenhouse had been equally innocent but the evidence not nearly so overwhelming? Would he have been likewise acquitted? Or would the jurors have had enough rationalization wiggle room in their own minds to render a guilty verdict on one or two charges?

And what of the next hapless soul targeted because he was DWW (Defending While White), who may not enjoy the benefit of such profound exculpatory evidence?

It’s silly to think the non-sequestered jury wasn’t influenced by the intense media propaganda and implied threats to life, limb and family. It all made a difference, just in Rittenhouse’s case, thankfully, not a life-rending difference.

But the teen already has been abused. First by the mob last summer, and then later by the system — for the process is the punishment.

Rittenhouse, and America, were failed by the perfidious prosecutor; the pusillanimous judge; the malevolent media; the depraved Democrat Party; and, to a lesser extent, the dithering jury.

Kyle Rittenhouse was, praise God, acquitted. But he did not get a fair trial.

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GoFundMe Denied Rittenhouse Fundraising While Crowdsourcing Funds For BLM Rioters, Violent Criminals

We are reaching a tipping point. And it won’t be pretty. These fascists must be summarily defeated. Joe McCarthy was right.

The corruption and destruction of public school education is manifest in our morally bankrupt, anti- freedom youth.

It’s a nightmare scenario.

Instead of prosperity, socialism has brought economic paralysis and/or collapse to every country that tried it. The degree of socialization has been the degree of disaster. The consequences have varied accordingly.

GoFundMe Denied Rittenhouse Fundraising While Crowdsourcing Funds For BLM Rioters

By: Tristan Justice, November 21, 2021:

The crowdsourced fundraising service GoFundMe sought to justify their early decision last year to terminate campaigns for Kyle Rittenhouse after the teen shooter was acquitted on all charges Friday.

“GoFundMe’s Terms of Service prohibit raising money for the legal defense of an alleged violent crime. In light of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, we want to clarify when and why we removed certain fundraisers in the past,” the platform wrote on Twitter with a link to a company statement.

Yet while Rittenhouse was denied crowdsourced funds for a political show trial charging the shooter with first-degree homicide in a case that was clearly self-defense, the website is still hosting campaigns soliciting donations for Black Lives Matter activists charged with violent crimes

One campaign, titled “CHARGED WITH BANK ROBBERY DURING GEORGE FLOYD RIOT,” has raised $140 of a $40,000 goal for a couple arrested in May last year.

“My girlfriend was released with no paper, but unfortunately they kept me and charged me with bank larceny,” the description reads, adding that the charges have since changed to “attempted bank robbery.”

Another titled “Fundraiser for Tuscon Arrestees” is soliciting donations for 12 people who face felony riot charges. The campaign has so far raised nearly $7,200 of a $12,000 goal.

The “Tia Pugh Legal Defense Fund” is raising money for a 22-year-old Alabama woman arrested for criminal mischief and inciting a riot. The fund has just fallen about $50 short of a $3,000 goal.

Rittenhouse, however, was unable to collect donations from the website because the then-17-year-old shooter was charged with a violent crime. According to the political establishment, violence emanating from the left isn’t violence. It’s morally righteous in the name of social justice.

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Top Kyle Rittenhouse Tweets

Here’s some of the top tweets about America hero Kay Rittenhouse. Enjoy!

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Former State Senators Andrew Dinniman and John Eichelberger Tapped as Pennsylvania State Co-Chairs for U.S. Term Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. /PRNewswire/ — Today, U.S. Term Limits announces that former State Senators Andrew Dinniman and John Eichelberger, Jr., have agreed to be the Pennsylvania State Co-Chairs for U.S. Term Limits.  Dinniman, a Democrat and Eichelberger, a Republican bring a bipartisan approach to an issue that over 80% of Pennsylvanians regardless of political affiliation support – term limits for Congress.  They have both seen first-hand the need for term limits at the federal level and will work tirelessly in their role as Pennsylvania State Co-Chairs to see that Pennsylvania adopts a resolution for term limits.

“I am very honored to be serving with John as the Pennsylvania State Co-Chair for U.S. Term Limits,” said Andy Dinniman.  “In this polarized political atmosphere, it is refreshing to see Democrats and Republicans working together.  Term limits for Congress is one issue that all Americans agree on.  I look forward to working with John to see that Pennsylvania adopts a resolution calling for congressional term limits.”

“I am glad to be working with Andy again on an issue that is of paramount concern for all Americans,” said John Eichelberger.  Term limits is truly a bipartisan idea.

“We are honored to have Andy and John leading our efforts in Pennsylvania to pass term limits on Congress,” said Philip Blumel, President of U.S. Term Limits. “They are strong leaders who understand the problems within Congress and the need for term limits.  Under their guidance, I am confident we will get our term limits resolution passed in Pennsylvania.”

Andrew Dinniman served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 2006-2020, where he was Democratic Chair of the Education Committee. In addition, Dinniman, as Senator, was a member of the State Board of Education, the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority, the Historical and Museum Commission, State Public School Building Authority, the Higher Education Facilities Authority, Lincoln University Board of Trustees, as well as numerous other boards.

Before being elected to the Senate Dinniman served for over 14 years as Chester County Commissioner. He has been a long-time faculty member at West Chester University where he is currently Professor Emeritus.

Politically Dinniman served as Chair of the Chester County Democratic Committee as well as a member of the Pennsylvania and National Democratic Committees.

John Eichelberger served in the Pennsylvania State Senate from 2007 to 2018.  While in the Senate, he chaired the Senate Education Committee and was vice chairman of the Banking and Insurance committee. He also served as the Subcommittee Chair on the Appropriations Committee, and served on the Senate Judiciary, Game and Fisheries, Transportation, and Agriculture Committees.  Eichelberger chaired the Pro-Life Caucus.

Prior to serving in the State Senate, Eichelberger served as Blair County Commissioner from 1995 to 2006.  He owns Complete Insurance Services.  Eichelberger is a 1985 graduate of Penn State.

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Rittenhouse, Sandmann Agree To Share Joint Custody Of CNN

ATLANTA, GA—With Rittenhouse found “not guilty”, media outlets across the country are preparing for costly defamation lawsuits after a year of calling him a white supremacist.

With CNN already half-owned by Nick Sandmann, the famous fake news organization will soon be giving the other half of its ownership over to Kyle Rittenhouse. The two have agreed to share joint custody.

“We would like to announce that our clients have come to an agreement to share custody of CNN,” said Sandman and Rittenhouse’s legal teams. “Sandmann will have custody on weekdays, with custody transferring over to Rittenhouse on holidays and weekends.”

After the announcement, Rittenhouse began weeping upon realizing he was now a multimillionaire, while Sandmann smirked like a big MAGA hat-wearing jerkface.

Neither party has decided what to do with Brian Stelter, who may have to be put up for adoption.

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Letter to Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of The NY Times RE: Joey’s European Vacation

Good day Deano,

I hope today finds you well, in your duties as Executive Editor of the esteemed New York Times.  I see that you have been busy reporting on the stellar job  done by Brandon and his administration recently.  As usual, it has been one outstanding accomplishment after another the last few weeks.  Of course our adversaries, that radical right wing, has been doing its best to discredit and besmirch Joey and his top notch administration.  Thank heavens for your ever unbiased, apolitical news coverage over there at Pravda, I mean the Times.  Reading through your headlines, I almost never see any negative reports about the Brandon/Harris (she is still the installed VP, right?)  installed administration, so the Conservatives must be spewing propaganda………right Deano?   Let’s take a look at some of Joey and his teams recent major accomplishments.

Joey’s European Vacation

We’ll Joey headed across the pond for the G20 summit regarding climate change, the handling of the plandemic, and finally global economic recovery.  There is no word if Joey used an electric plane to get there……you know, the carbon footprint and all.  Well the installed POTUS started his trip over in Rome, where he was to meet the Pontiff.  I was a bit disappointed Deano, that the live broadcast of this monumental meeting was cancelled at the last minute.  I was a little upset because this is where Joey usually shines, you know, those unscripted live events.  You can usually catch them on you tube (before they are removed), because 95% of the networks won’t show them; for the life of me I don’t know why.Well, they did show a very abbreviated exchange he had with the Pope.  What did they discuss, you ask?  Well, Joey cut right to the chase and addressed the elephant in the room.  He discussed the baseball career of the great pitcher Satchel Paige, but of course.  He explained to the Pope in great detail his longevity and how pitcher’s usually only last until they’re 35, and many other very interesting facts.  He went on for quite a bit on this subject. Reliable sources (Washington Post trick), say they heard the Pontiff ask the interpreter, “what is this babbling buffoon talking about?”

American press corps were again outraged that they were shut out.  Washington Times reporter Jeff Murdock, was quoted saying, “this is an embarrassment to the freedom of the press.”  He also pointed to the cowardly shifting of blame to the Vatican, by the ever honest, Jen Goebbels Psaki, in regards to press access.

Well, Joey put everyone at ease.  He said the Pope told him he was a good Catholic.  Calls to the Pontiff’s staff to ascertain if the Pope actually said this, went unanswered. Well, I don’t know about you Deano, but Brandon’s word is good enough for me, I mean when have you ever heard him lie………well, we better scratch that.  The good thing is the meeting lasted 90 minutes, much longer than usual that sitting Presidents have with the Pontiff. There is that vigor and endurance Joey shows constantly, as shown earlier this year with him crawling up plane stairs, repeatly, I might add.  Even though reportedly, a majority of the time was spent in the Vatican bathroom for some reason. Maybe Joey had a bad cannoli.

Conservatives asked their liberal counterparts about the absurdity of 118 private jets coming to a CLIMATE SUMMIT; you know,  to address climate issues and fossil fuel emissions, the infamous carbon footprint – and not to mention little Joey having an 85 FOSSIL FUEL driven car/suv entourage drive him around.  The right wingers point once again to the blatant liberal hypocrisy and double standard, which all have become accustomed to with this installed administration. When asked to comment on this,  the administration replied….President Trump is a racist!

Off to Scotland

This was the meat and potatoes of the trip, where Joey could focus on what he considers the biggest threat right now, climate change.  Others may beg to differ, especially U.S. citizens.  They may mention, the Southern border debacle, the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster, highest inflation rate in 31 years, energy dependency versus energy independency, gas up 49% since last October, supply chain quagmire, violent crime out of control in most major (Democratic) cities, etc, etc.But, I digress. Joey was there to tackle climate change, again mostly concerned with fossil fuel emissions.  Joey started by meeting some of the royals, namely the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla.  It seems here is where the emissions issue came to a head, it seems our installed POTUS had a bit of a flatulence problem.  I mean talk about a carbon footprint!  There is our Joey Talibiden, that scamp, making America proud once again.

On to the actual meeting of the minds, at the actual United Nations Climate Change Conference.  This again is where Joey said, “climate change is the greatest threat to America’s national security!”  Again, some might say, that is actually Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, or the aforementioned debacles.  Well, Joey went in with representatives from all over the world to plead his case.

But alas, it was not meant to be.  With the entire world watching Joey aka Brandon felt this was time to catch up on some sleep, until an aide had to rouse him and say Mr. installed President, it is not nap time yet.  Sources say, his first concern was if he had missed Matlock.

The right points out that this feeble, inept puppet who was obviously installed to push a progressive Socialist agenda, by those behind the scenes is a (dangerous) laughingstock on display for the entire world to see.  They again call for “Dr” Jill to be arrested for elder abuse.  Once again Deano old sport, I saw no mention of this major faux pas in your renowned NY Times.  I venture to say that if we switched him out with say, President Trump for instance, you may have had a word or two about it.  Ah, The Times always fair and balanced with you at the helm, Mr Dean Baquet, Executive Editor.

Joey Sets China Straight

Well, after dazzling those abroad, Joey had China next in his sights.  This is where he held China’s leader Xi Jinping’s feet to the fire.  He held a 3 hour zoom call with the fellow Communist leader.  There is that endurance thing again, oh that Joey.  Well, officials later set the record straight.  They spoke for 15 minutes before Joey’s first 1 hour nap, then spoke for another 15 minutes before his next 1 hour nap while finishing up with another 15 minute exchange.  The missing time was attributed to Joey getting lost where he ended up playing lawn darts on the White House lawn.  “Dr” Jill was furious with Joey, and refused to give him his usual pudding cup.Well, what did the installed leader of this once great nation discuss with this mutual Communist leader?  Most were hoping Old Joe would ask Xi why has he stopped the investigation of the Wuhan Lab virus.  You know, that lab that was funded by over $600,000 of American tax dollars.  You know, the virus that has claimed over 5,000,000,000 lives worldwide.  You know, the country that cornered the market on ppp equipment just PRIOR to the outbreak.  You know, the country that STOPPED shipping said equipment, just prior and during the outbreak.  You know, the country that forbid travel into their country during the outbreak, but let their citizens leave their country.  I believe President Trump tried to do that here and was labeled a Xenophob.

Media Propaganda

Well, how much of this did Brandon bring up?  Well, actually none of it.  Nada!  I don’t know, something that consumed our lives for going on 2 years.  Something that basically shut down the entire world for months last year.  Something that Joey campaigned on (from his basement),  claiming that “he would shut down the virus and not the country…. remember, we have a plan.”  Something that has killed approximately 355,000 Americans on Little Joey’s watch alone.  You would never know that though. CNN and your NY Times stopped putting up the Covid death tote board after Joey was installed. There is that fair and balanced reporting you promote Dean Baquet.  Maybe you could reach out to your publisher AG Sulzberger, and have old Slushy reinstate the death tote board, that you prominently displayed on you front page while President Trump was the ELECTED President.As usual the right says, Joey caved and never discusses anything of substance  with world leaders.  After calling Putin a killer on network TV here, he called him a “worthy adversary” while meeting with him face to face.  Xi Jinping called Joey “my old friend” on greeting him.  This after Joey lashed out at Peter Doocy earlier saying, “ Let’s get something straight, I AM NOT HIS FRIEND, it is pure business.”  But to Xi, he never said  a word.  I don’t know about you Deano, but I’m starting to think all those guys Joey used to take out behind the gym and beat the hell out of ……actually took him out and beat the hell out of him.  The right points out when the pressure is on, Joey is in fact quite cowardly.

Mixed Signals

Speaking of lashing out.  When Joey returned from his stellar  performance overseas he was hit with another question from the aforementioned Peter Doocy.  He was questioned in regards to illegal alien “families” separated at the infamous Southern border, receiving $450,000, per “parent.”  Well, that triggered Joey’s red hot temper, he exclaimed explosively, “that is absolute garbage, that is not happening.”  Ok, then that is settled right Deano?  Then the very next day, there was Joey doing his best Jekyll and Hyde, exploding even more vehemently  saying, “whether you came across legally or illegally….you lose a child you DESERVE compensatation, no matter what the situation.” When press secretary Little Red Lying Hood Psaki was asked about the complete about face she said, “but the insurrection, next question.”  Yeah, what about that insurrection that occurred on November 3, 2020?  When will those responsible for this grave injustice be brought to task anyway?So Deano old sport, which one is it………garbage or deserving?  Does his administration brief this installed puppet on current policies before he gets behind a microphone or is he just forgetting, or just doing the usual and lying?  Again, the right is asking and it seems appropriate, questioning this man’s mental acuity, and AGAIN asking for a medical and neurological exam. They attribute these confused outbursts to sundowning later in the day, due to his mental decline.  One would hope if that is the case, then a family member, perhaps “Dr” Jill, would step in on his behalf.  How she lets her husband make a fool of himself, and more importantly, this once great country is beyond me.  On the other hand, look at all the travel she gets to enjoy on the taxpayers dime.  Plus, she gets a nice wall for free around her summer home in Rehobeth, not to be confused with their primary estate in Delaware.  Plus all those cocktail parties and decorating the White House for the holidays……..so what if Joey likes to walk around the White House in a onesie pajama with a propeller hat…it’s all good with the “DR.”

Shocking!

Here is a shocker Deano.  Brandon is meeting with the Mexican and Canadian leaders today to discuss root causes of the immigration problems. I’m sorry Deano, I had to stop and get some tissues due to laughter.  I’m no politician or brilliant strategist, but maybe we could just put back the policies that were in place and working.  I know, crazy idea right?  Where is that Border Czar when you need her?  Oh, that’s right she was on special  assignment over in Paris.  I understand that was a smashing success. She accomplished, well…………….I understand she bought some lovely cookware and consumed an enormous amount of French pastries.  Oh, and yeah, she spoke in a great French accent when dealing with officials there.  Experts are referring to it as the Pepe La Pew incident.  As a side note, we are told that is Joey’s second favorite cartoon character, next to Daffy Duck.  Here is the shocking part  I mentioned earlier, Joey will NOT be taking any questions after this meeting…..go figure, huh Deano.  President Trump is a racist!

What’s Up At The Times Deano?

Hey Deano, I know how your paper is the first to address racist attacks, and rightfully so.  I’m sure you don’t see too much of that where you live in the exclusive non-diverse enclave of Larchmont California.  I’m also pretty sure Slushy doesn’t see too much from his tinted windows in his chauffeur driven limousine, (is that where they get the term limousine liberal?)  Well this one hits us all close to home.  It seems your esteemed paper has in its employ, what seems to be an out and out racist.  I know, I was shocked too, Deano, does Slushy know about this?I am referring to a contracted contributor of your opinion page, originally part of your editorial board, a Ms. Sarah Jeong.  Here are a few of her tweets, you be the judge Deano.  “Oh man, it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.” “Are white people genetically predisposed, to burn faster in the sun, thus logically only being fit to live underground like groveling goblins.”  Also, using the hashtag #CancelWhitePeople.  Mmm Deano, what do you think?  When the Times was contacted the communications team said Ms Jeong’s “journalism and the fact that she is a young Asian woman have made her the target of frequent online attacks.” So, she remained on staff for a couple of years. So I guess that justifies things, eh Deano?  Hard to argue that logic, huh pal?  None of this got her fired, until a tweet saying, “The Times does not care about subscription cancellations, it’s one of the metrics to measure outrage.”  She was  immediately let go.  Katie Kingsbury, a supervisor of the editorial page said, “she had been planning to leave for awhile”…….sure Katie, sure.  Poor sweet thing, she thought subscription and money meant nothing to Slushy and Deano…..isn’t that sweet.  When I called to get an answer to this controversy, your customer service rep started screaming Insurrection and Russian collusion, over and over.  What is that about?  Like you guys say, “you print the news that is fit to print.”

There is so much more, I would like to talk about Deano, but it will have to wait.  Maybe next week, we could discuss, AG Garland perjuring himself before Congress. Siccing the KGB, I mean the FBI on Soccer Mom’s questioning CRT and ridiculous mask mandates. Or, Daddy Warbucks Mayorkas basically pleading the fifth or just complete incompetence, before Congress.  Or, the 300 Americans still left for dead back In Afghanistan.  Or maybe just bacon now costing $10.99 a pound and gas approaching $4.00 a gallon ($5.00, if you are lucky enough to live in California).  As I have said before, this administration is tough to keep up with…just so many accomplishments!

On a personal note Deano, I would like to sign off today by paying my respects to my Uncle Bobby Cirino.  A military veteran, a 27 year member of the FDNY, a great family man, and a truly great Uncle, who passed recently.  May he Rest In Peace, he brought lots of love, joy and laughter to all.  Incidentally Deano, he was also a big fan of your publication, the esteemed NY Times.  Yep, whenever, he brought home a puppy or new parakeet cage, he would tell me to go out and get a copy of the NY Times!

The Forgotten Victims of COVID-19: 7 Groups Punished by Lockdowns

The pandemic’s trail of destruction reaches far further than the death toll of the virus.


COVID-19 is the most deadly global pandemic since the 1918 influenza outbreak, claiming more than 5 million lives worldwide and counting. Well over 700,000 of these deaths occurred in the United States, which is comparable to the number of lives lost in the American Civil War.

Yet the pandemic’s trail of destruction reaches even further than this death toll. Millions of Americans have suffered as a result of lockdowns and other mitigation efforts. Here are some categories of forgotten victims, whose stories should also be heard.

The CDC found that by June 30, 2020, more than 40 percent of U.S. adults had avoided medical care due to concerns over COVID-19. In other cases, people who sought medical attention had their treatments postponed. Delayed treatment causes known conditions to worsen and prevents the discovery of new conditions. The Washington Post reports that a surge of advanced illnesses came to light in the spring of 2021, many of which developed due to inattention in 2020. Cancer screenings and treatments, for example, dramatically decreased during the pandemic. A study published in JCO Clinical Care Informatics found that “screenings for breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancers were lower by 85%, 75%, 74%, and 56%, respectively” in April 2020. The authors of the study conclude that these delays in treatment may “increase cancer morbidity and mortality for years to come.”

There were also over 93,000 drug overdose deaths in 2020, according to CDC data, a staggering 29.4 percent increase from 2019. Addiction Center explains that “[a]ddiction, often referred to as the disease of isolation, has been affected by strict social distancing guidelines, working from home, and other factors.” Alcohol abuse also sharply increased in 2020. A RAND Corporation study found that the frequency of heavy drinking among women rose 41 percent during the pandemic. Other researchers found that participants who reported high degrees of stress due to COVID-19 consumed “significantly more alcohol than participants who did not report these high levels of stress.”

Depression among US adults tripled during the pandemic, according to one study, skyrocketing from 8.5 percent to 27.8 percent of those surveyed. Census Bureau data likewise indicates an exploding mental health crisis, with 41.1 percent of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder in January 2021, compared to 11.0 percent before the pandemic. These numbers suggest that tens of millions of Americans acquired depression during and likely as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and ensuing lockdowns. More than 26 percent of adults reported having a trauma-and stressor-related disorder attributable to the pandemic, according to a CDC study. The same survey found that over a quarter of people ages 18-24 had seriously considered suicide in June 2020.

Domestic violence is being called a “pandemic within the COVID-19 pandemic,” with a systematic review of studies concluding that “[i]ncidents of domestic violence increased in response to stay-at-home/lockdown orders.” One study explains that “stay-at-home orders may create a worst-case scenario for individuals suffering from DV” as isolation “may expose or worsen vulnerabilities due to a lack of established social support systems.”

More than 20 million Americans lost their jobs during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, surging the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent, the highest rate since the Great Depression. Unemployment is steadily declining now, but nearly 200,000 businesses closed permanently due to the pandemic, according to an estimate from the Federal Reserve Board, and many laid-off Americans remain jobless.

Many nursing home residents were also separated from their spouses, families, and even co-residents for over a year. Extreme isolation leads to mental and physical degradation, which the Associated Press estimates resulted in more than 40,000 excess “neglect deaths” from March to November 2020.

When schools closed, online education largely failed to adequately replace in-person learning. Research from NWEA discovered that students in the 2020-21 school year fell behind 8-12 percentile points in math and 3-6 points in reading, compared to historical trends. They concluded, moreover, that “American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN), Black, and Latinx students, as well as students in high-poverty schools were disproportionately impacted.” Beyond a reduction in learning, another study found that school closures “contribute to stress in parents and children” and can “threaten child growth and development.”

The ways society has suffered from the pandemic go on and on. To name just a few more:

  • Mask wearing has further isolated millions of Americans who are deaf or hard of hearing and depend on lip-reading for communication.
  • Many homeless shelters cut their capacities while other charities serving the homeless population closed their doors. More people slept on the street as a result, and homeless deaths increased significantly.
  • Electronic device usage dramatically increased during the pandemic, causing a variety of health problems including sleep disturbances and vision problems.
  • Many prisons suspended all visitations, making life even harder for an often-overlooked vulnerable population.

Some of these costs were preventable; others may not have been. Some are short-term problems; others will have lasting effects. Many of them resulted from lockdowns, restrictions, and fear-inducing messaging, illustrating how the way we respond to outbreaks can cause additional problems.

Human beings are not merely bodies subject to viral infection, but social and spiritual beings, dependent on established ways of life and vulnerable to fear and isolation. Culture and society evolved to fulfill the many physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the population, and huge changes to this way of life cause unintended effects across the entire ecosystem. The past twenty months have demonstrated this more than ever.

As the virus continues to spread around the world, we must do what we can to protect people from all of the present dangers, including the immediate health risks of COVID-19 and as many of the problems compiled above as possible.

May our eyes recognize all the victims of this pandemic, our hearts break for them, our minds learn from their stories, and, most importantly, our actions prevent future disasters of this scale.

COLUMN BY

Nathan Mech

Nathan Mech is the Program Outreach Project Manager for the Acton Institute.

EDITORS NOTE: This FEE column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

TAKE ACTION: Apple Should Lead Big Tech in Protecting Children

This past August, Apple announced a series of measures designed to fight the exponentially increasing crime of child exploitation. The new protections featured three main changes:

  1. Application of cryptography to detect previously confirmed and hashed child sex abuse images (CSAM) at the device level before being uploaded to iCloud.
  2. A tool in iMessage that would blur nude images sent to minors, accompanied with warnings, helpful resources, and reassurance that it’s okay to not view the photos. Similar warnings would be triggered if a child tried sending nude image. Critically important, parents of children 12 and under were to have received an alert if a child chose to view or send a nude image anyway (keep reading for the update…)
  3. Updates to Siri and Search to provide parents and children more resources if they encounter “unsafe” situations and interventions if users try to search for CSAM-related topics

These new features were to be implemented while holding to Apple’s core value of protecting privacy and maintaining end-to-end encryption of messages. Child protection advocates were encouraged by these proactive measures by the world’s most valuable corporation to stem online child exploitation at a time when it is reaching crisis levels. And we must give Apple credit for announcing this move before the recent wave of Senate hearings that placed Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat, and TikTok executives in the Hill hotseat—amplifying to the general public what so many of us have been saying for years:  BigTech is not only failing miserably in protecting kids, but it is preying on them, perpetuating the ills, and even profiting from the harms.

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Just as importantly, Apple was making a critical point that privacy and child protection are not mutually exclusive—that this dichotomy is a “false choice” (to use Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen’s term) that privacy-rights groups propagate. And in fact, the well-resourced privacy-rights groups did just that after Apple’s August announcement—unleashing a coordinated campaign against Apple. Tech experts like Hany Farid pushed back, noting that Apple’s (“modest and long overdue”) steps are necessary, not even all that new, and limited to only a portion of child sex abuse material as it does not apply to videos.

Unfortunately, the outrage unleashed by privacy-absolutist groups, unfounded cries by critics of potential abuse, and hypocritical (notes Farid) pushback by Apple’s Big Tech peers (worried they’d be compelled to follow Apple’s principled lead?) forced Apple to pause implementation of these features pending further consultation with experts—delaying tools that could quite literally be saving children’s lives.


Apple has the power to implement tools that could quite literally be saving children’s lives. #Default2Safety

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The National Center on Sexual Exploitation joined ECPAT and dozens of leading child safety organizations around the globe expressing their support for the industry-leading steps Apple was taking, encouraging them to roll out these features as soon as possible, establish a clear timeline, and to “go even further” in protecting children.

The Latest: Parents Won’t Be Alerted if Their Child Views or Sends Sexually Explicit Images

There were no more updates since early September—until last week when several news sources reported that the iMessage opt-in tool to blur nude images sent through the app to kids 17 and under (based on Apple ID) would be rolled out in beta, but with changes from the initial announcement: Parents of children ages 13 and under would not receive an automatic alert if their kids viewed or sent a flagged (likely sexually explicit) image. In fact, that option won’t even exist, so parents have no way of knowing if their young child has been exposed to or is engaging in high-risk, potentially illegal and life-altering action.

NCOSE strongly believes in the need for parents to have greater control over what their young children experience online. We are disappointed that this critically important feature was removed from the initial plans.

We’re also dismayed that this tool will not be turned on automatically: parents will need to turn it on for their children, which inherently leaves many children without the privilege of highly involved caretakers vulnerable to grooming and abuse. Putting all of the burden on young children to determine what is and isn’t appropriate to view presumes too much given the fact that critical brain development is still ongoing.


Child online exploitation is at crisis levels and many parents don’t know the risks. #Default2Safety

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Though the iMessage feature is a step in the right direction, it also places an incredible burden on children to consent to accept, view, and/or send nude images. The growing trend of sexting is in itself very risky and can cause incredible harm to the child—and would likely be considered child sex abuse material, which is a federal crime to possess or create. Disturbingly, among 9–12 years olds surveyed in 2020, 1 in 7 said they had shared their own nudes—up from 1 in 20 in 2019, according to a new report by child safety organization, Thorn. Even more terrifying, 50% of 9–17 year-olds who reported sending a nude image sent it to someone they had never met in real life, and 41% believed they were sending the images to an adult. (Thorn’s blog on the report is a MUST read for anyone with children in their lives).

Furthermore, survivors of all forms of sexual abuse and exploitation, law enforcement, and child safety experts consistently warn that sharing sexually explicit imagery is a primary way predators use to groom children: often posing as children themselves or using nude images for sextortion: as blackmail used to coerce children into doing what the predator wants. And even when children may be sharing images with each other—perhaps out of age-appropriate curiosity—the instances of those images then being shared with other people and/or being uploaded to the internet (onto porn sites or social media platforms) is common.

It’s important to note that even Apple’s original plan to alert parents was a feature that would have been triggered after the fact—meaning, once the child already viewed or sent a nude image.

Many parents don’t even know these risks or understand the growing crises of CSAM (including self-generated CSAM/sexting), sextortion, or image-based sexual abuse. How can teens and tweens understand it? How can an 8-year-old with a smartphone possibly understand? We also know that many children aren’t going to say anything because they’re too ashamed—or they have no idea who they can confide in. We urge to Apple reconsider their decision to not alert parents, or at the very least allow parents to decide what is best for their young children by giving them the ability to be block nude images all together and/or being notified.

Apple, We Urge You to Reconsider and Take Further Steps to Protect Kids

We also ask Apple to turn on this tool for Apple IDs under the age of 18 as the default to potentially prevent a life-altering, even criminal activity from occurring. Parents are often overwhelmed and frustrated with the many steps already required to set up and use Screen Time. And so many parents don’t. Defaulting to safety would also further protect children who don’t have an adult in their life with the capacity or desire to provide the necessary oversight of their online life. Defaulting this tool could—at the very least—give children pause before making a terrible decision with high-risk consequences they literally don’t have the brain development to fully understand.


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NCOSE and our ally Protect Young Eyes, together with other child safety organizations, have reached out to Apple about the new iMessage tool and CSAM scanning, and have encouraged them to consider several other areas Apple could continue protecting kids on their products:

  1. Automatically engage age-based safety defaults during device setup, based on the Apple ID age (including defaults for school-issued iPads like Google did for Chromebooks).
  2. Create an accurate, accountable, age-based app rating system with better, individualized descriptions and control over sexualized ads.
  3. Hold top social media apps to a high standard for privacy, content moderation, and parental controls, given their massive impact on children.

Please join NCOSE and Protect Young Eyes in thanking Apple in taking concrete measures to protect kids on their products and ask them to take some additional critically necessary, common sense steps—especially when the stakes are so high.


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Kyle Rittenhouse Asked To Step Outside And Defend The Courthouse While Verdict Is Being Read

KENOSHA, WI—Moments before reading the verdict, the twelve jurors in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse asked if the defendant would please step outside and defend the courthouse.

“We, the jury will perform our constitutional duty and declare the verdict in this case,” said one sweating juror, “But we, the jury also don’t want to die.”

“Objection, your honor, Rittenhouse does not possess an AR-15 to defend the courthouse; I have the AR-15,” said the prosecutor, swinging the weapon wildly about as onlookers nervously ducked behind benches. “Besides, protestors are heroes, people of upstanding character, and victims.”

Judge Schroeder ruled the prosecutor a doofus and allowed Rittenhouse to disarm the blubbering liar, load his weapon, and position himself defensively on the steps of the courthouse while the verdict was read.

Witnesses claim even the prosecution team was relieved to know Kyle Rittenhouse was out there protecting them.

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General Mike Flynn Inspires the Left to Speak about God

“Courage…is that firmness of spirit, that moral backbone, which, while fully appreciating the danger “involved” nevertheless goes on with the undertaking.  Bravery is physical; Courage is mental and moral.” – Major C.A. Bach, 1917, address to graduating new officers, Ft. Sheridan, Wyoming

“A man of character in peace is a man of courage in war.” –  Lord Moran, personal physician to Winston Churchill in WWII.

“The first requirement of the soldier is not bravery or courage, but the ability to suffer and endure.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)” – Saul Alinsky


It’s true, retired General Michael T. Flynn actually provoked Newsweek into speaking about God Almighty.  During a rally, the General said these words, “If we are going to have one nation under God, which we must, we have to have one religion. One nation under God and one religion under God.”

Our founders made sure that there was not a state religion, and that each and every person could worship as they please.  Our pledge of allegiance actually states, “…one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.”  One religion under God means the worship of the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, worshipped and prayed to by both Jews and Christians.

The Backlash

The propaganda ministry, aka our Pravda media, is spreading vicious lies regarding retired Lt. General Michael T. Flynn. They’ve learned to target the messenger rather than the message, a la Saul Alinsky, but with these few words by the General, Christians became fearful that he was calling for a one world religion, and our Jewish friends are fearful that he’s made a statement that eliminates them.  Both premises are false and previous statements by the General, that would clarify what he was saying, are omitted from every media report.

When Flynn was asked about his statement regarding a “one world religion,” he laughed at the attack, saying that he was simply referring to returning to “one nation under God,” not advocating a theocracy. He said that we all have to acknowledge and serve God alone (although he never mentioned the Lord Jesus Christ by name). It wasn’t even a speech, just short off-the-cuff remarks.

Do his words eliminate other religions?  No, our Constitution is clear; we are free to worship as we choose or not at all.  However, Christian men and women of God, believers like General Flynn, are free to state that our Judeo-Christian heritage is ours to cherish and love and that he wished all citizens would embrace our Creator.

Instantly there was a backlash, so he explained,

“My message is and has always been, when I discuss religious persecution, that our nation was built upon a Judeo-Christian set of values and principles. We were founded by people seeking to practice their religion freely and without harm from their government. God is under attack today by the left. In this country we should be able to worship however we want, to whomever we want, and we should not be persecuted for our faith – a faith that is under attack by the left every single day.”

A friend said something to me this morning that got me thinking, “people need to go back and read Hosea and especially Amos.  Look how they spoke to the power structures of their day.”

So why Amos and Job?

Amos attacked the social evils of the people as well as their paganized worship and he issued an urgent call to repentance as the only escape from imminent judgment.  The people’s privileged position, he declared, should have been an incentive to righteous living, certainly not an excuse for sinning.

Job teaches the sovereignty of God and the need for man to acknowledge such.  Job’s three friends all said his suffering was because of sin.  But suffering is also a means of purifying the righteous.  God’s purpose was to strip away all of Job’s self-righteousness and to bring him to the place of complete trust in Him.

Mike continued,

Look how they spoke to the power structures of their day.  Oh, and let’s not forget Jesus himself … flipping over tables and calling them white walled sepulchers.  People who say Jesus was not political have no idea what they are talking about.  Almost everything he did and said challenged authority.

Our lives are entrenched in politics and there are no American adults today who can say, “I don’t do politics.” You better start understanding and getting involved or else you’ll be part of the reason why we lost our republic and our freedoms.

I actually find the discourse about God, and how God is in each of our lives, a very healthy thing for every American. God is in all aspects of who we are as Americans. I’m not here to tell you what or how to believe, but I’d ask each and every one to consider how far away from our Judeo-Christian roots and values our nation has moved. The further away, the greater the need to return. That’s what I believe.

There is a spiritual war as well as an information war being waged and this is a good versus evil war, and an historic time for all Americans.

Thomas Jefferson was prescient when he said, “Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics.  In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle.  They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act.  Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull, it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.”

Tyranny

The General also understands the “Covid Tyranny” and how the elitists are using it to go after a total assault on our Bill of Rights.  This is the “Great Reset,” and the Covid pandemic was used to save the coming new world order.  General Flynn wants everyone to review our God given Bill of Rights and understand how many of them are being abridged.  He says that every single one of our unalienable Bill of Rights is being threatened by this “Great Reset.”

Flynn calls January 6th, 2021 the “Insurrection Crucifixion,” because that’s what it is and in a Biblical sense, Nancy Pelosi is like the Pontius Pilate of the operation to steal away the rights of the people.

Our Pravda media will only discuss faith when it suits them to disparage those who believe.  Americans were denied their freedom to worship for many long months, and the media said nothing about totalitarian politicians eliminating our right to worship during the lockdown.

Every day our illegitimate president misspeaks or fails to properly form a sentence, he gets away with overt racism and lies, yet Pravda is silent.  The hypocrisy is astonishing.

General Michael T. Flynn

Throughout the General’s three and a half years of turmoil, he and his bride read the Bible every morning and then went for their two-mile walks and discussed the verses.  This is a habit started long ago by the Flynn family.  The General knows the Lord and he knows he was targeted. Throughout those years he was under a gag order and could not speak in his own defense.  Their faith carried them through the many trials.

FBI Agent Barnett actually said, “Get Flynn to get Trump,” and that was the first strike against the people’s president and his guardian angel, National Security Adviser, General Mike Flynn.  The rogue FBI agents knew that Mike Flynn was one of the foremost intelligence officers of his generation and in order to destroy Trump, they had to get rid of the General.

I’m only one person who tangentially knows the General, but I’ve seen his kindness, his love of country, his trust in the Lord, his patience, endurance and his peace through trials. I know in my heart the kind of man he is, a faithful servant.  Mike is a warrior who spent 33 years in our military and five years in battle.

The brother of one of our dearest friends served under General Flynn.  Our Marine friend told us what his brother said about the General, “For us, General Flynn walked on water and never even got his shoes wet.”  That’s from the men who loved their leader, and those men were of all races and religious beliefs which underscores Mike’s love of all Americans, especially his fellow soldiers.

When I had a terrible accident years ago, several friends helped us out monetarily.  I promised all of them I’d repay them after the settlement, but when I asked them if I could donate their gifts to General Flynn’s legal defense fund, they all agreed.  Mike Flynn wrote a personal letter to each and every one of them.  One of my dear friends is 92 years old and had sent me a large check. When I told Mike about her, he asked for her phone number and called and chatted with her for a good ten minutes.  Who do you know who would take the time to be that kind to someone they don’t even know?!

John Guandolo of Understanding the Threat said, “I was with Mike when he spoke about how his words were taken out of context…again. I think at the center of all this is that the enemies of liberty are truly the enemies of our one true God and all that is good.”

There’s so much more I could tell you about this man who has sacrificed his life for his country and for his love of the Lord. His fellow soldiers know it best.  General Flynn was a leader they loved and appreciated and willingly followed him into battle.

Conclusion

No man is perfect, and certainly we’ve all said things that were taken in unintended ways.  Jesus said in Mark 10:18, “Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.”  Yet, Paul in Acts 11:22-24, calls Barnabas a good man.

The same goes for General Michael Thomas Flynn.  He is one of God’s good men.

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Enough is Enough

Don’t be deceived. At no point in history have the people forcing others into compliance been the good guys.


Have you ever reached the point when you just yell out “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?”

Daily we are bombarded with the failures of Biden and his administration’s policies. But worse we are reminded how the press and Democrats treated President Trump and Americans from 2016 to 2020. For example:

  1. Democrats labeled Judge Brett Kavanaugh a rapist.
  2. Democrats and the media repeatedly said Donald J. Trump won in 2016 only because he colluded with the Kremlin. We know how that turned out with Hillary actually being the one who colluded with the Russians.
  3. The media attacked Nick Sandmann, the boy from Covington Catholic High School, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, as an entitled white bigot. They slandered him and called him unspeakable names for just smiling.
  4. Democrats and the media repeatedly said Donald J. Trump labeled the neo-Nazis at Charlottesville as “good people.” When in fact he did not.
  5. Remember the 2020 riots where cities and towns across America were set afire, looted and people attacked? The media and Democrats said that these brutal riots were “mostly peaceful.” How is looting and burning down buildings peaceful? This reminds me of George Orwell’s 1984 quote, “War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.
  6. How about Democrats, and the media, lying that unarmed black men are routinely shot in huge numbers by police officers. The fact is more blacks are shot and killed by other blacks.
  7. And after the discovery of Hunter Biden’s laptop Democrats and the media said it was a “Russian plot.” Yeah right.

Today Democrats are calling Kyle Rittenhouse a domestic terrorist and white supremacist for defending himself against those who wished him harm.

Have you had enough yet? Are you ready to yell out enough is enough?

Enough is Enough

Since Biden’s inauguration we have seen lie after lie. We have seen the blame for the failures of Biden’s Build Back Better agenda placed upon others (e.g. higher gas prices are due to “price gouging” but not Biden’s shutting down the fossil fuels industry). Remember Biden’s tweet where he said, “My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars.” Well so far its $1.7 trillion with a reconciliation bill in the Democrat House and Senate with a price tag of $3.5 trillion.

Let’s go down a short list of Biden’s “Build Back Better” Big Lies:

  1. The Coordinated Attack on Ivermectin is a Crime Against Humanity.
  2. Afghanistan pull out.
  3. Unvetted Afghan immigration crisis.
  4. Southern Border Crisis.
  5. Stagflation in the American economy. Gas is up 43%, Energy costs are up 25%, Rent is up 9%, Bacon is up 28%.
  6. Tyranny in the form of “mandates.” Get vaxxed or else!
  7. Rising gas and oil prices.
  8. The working class’ jobs threatened if they don’t get vaxxed.
  9. The “tax the rich mantra” of Biden and the Democrat Party.
  10. The increase in taxes on every working American.
  11. The attempt at raising the national debt to pay for massive spending bills (i.e. infrastructure).
  12. The continuing efforts to use Covid to shut down the economy.
  13. The continuing efforts to brainwash our public school, college and university students on the goodness of Communism.
  14. The racial hate created using the BLM/Antifa “white privilege” campaign.
  15. The growing scientific data showing that Covid vaccine shots are harming and in some cases killing large numbers of Americans.
  16. The anti-fossil fuels Green New Deal efforts to fundamentally transform American’s use of all forms of energy.
  17. Biden’s support to defund the police, anti-Border Patrol and anti-law enforcement policies.
  18. Biden’s anti-guns anti-self defense and anti-Second Amendment policies.
  19. The radicalization of the Democrat Party and its move toward Communism in the U.S.A.
  20. Biden’s policies to fundamentally transform our public schools into propaganda outlets for big government and centers to force Critical Race Theory on children, without parental consent.
  21. More to be determined…

Conclusion

In my column “The Democrats elected a joke and now the world is laughing. But the joke is now on them” I wrote:

Everyone is now laughing at the Biden administration. Biden and his handlers (he has handlers because he is incompetent) are the laughing stock of the whole world.

What is even sadder is that his policies and political positions are now harming working class Americans. Consumer confidence has now reached a 22 year low. It has not been this low since the DotCom implosion under Bill Clinton.

Today the Biden administration’s operative word is “mandate.” Biden is forcing Americans to get Vaxxed. But what about those who get vaxxed and either, get sick, have long term health issues, get Covid and die? Now the FDA doesn’t want to publish data on the vaccines for 50 years. I wonder why?

Political satire has now become public policy under Biden. But is anyone laughing? We think not. People are waking up and we are seeing civil disobedience protests against Biden and his policies growing, not just in the U.S. but globally.

Biden is just another in a long line of tax and spend big government socialists. From FDR to Carter to Clinton to Obama. They’re all birds of a feather who flock together to tax the rich and every single working American to death. Some have even characterized the Biden administration as Obama 2.0!

In the “Nuremberg Diary” by Gustave M. Gilbert, a psychologist who had access to the prisoners during the trials, Gilbert describes a discussion with Goering on how a government may force people to go to war, to which Goering responded:

“…It is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship.”

Biden is dragging the American people along to a new Reich. A Fourth Reich. If you don’t see this then your  ignorance is your strength!

My dear fellow Americans gird your loins. Pray! Our only hope is to retake one or both houses of Congress in 2022.

If we don’t then Biden’s Fourth Reich will become a reality.

©Dr. Rich Swier. All rights reserved.