Surely they can

walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. Much time and effort is being spent on identifying the people who entered the Capitol building. There is another avenue that should have at least some effort, if not as much, on. And that is why. The why is much bigger than the who.

The who is not requiring all that much effort on the part of the government. Surveillance cameras are all over. Inside and outside the Capitol building. Damn near everywhere. Plus there is facial recognition software at their disposal and up to this moment I have heard no one complaining of its use. The government has the added benefit of “social media”. Those that entered the Capitol building were kind enough to stop and pose for pictures, some even took selfies, and all of it was posted on a social media account or in some cases several of them. Then there is another item that makes uncovering the who easy, people turning in family members and or friends. There does remain a few that must be identified the old fashioned way, through investigation, specifically chasing leads.

In the near future the who will be answered, but when will the why be answered?

The why, will never be answered by a commission. Why, you ask? The answer is right in front of them and they can not see it. Much like the person that can not see the Forest for the Trees.

As they say

Improvise Adapt Overcome. There is much talk these days of censorship on the “social media” platforms, across the internet and by the “so-called” news media.

In the grand scheme of things the internet has not been with us all that long. The “social media” platforms have been with us for an even shorter period of time. Believe it or not we have not always had cell phones. And let’s face it the news media, even though it has been with us for a long time, is not what it once was.

So, I guess this post is directed to those on what is called the political right. You say your twitter account has been suspended. I guess your account was suspended for violating what they call their “community standards”. Well I would have never known about your suspension had it not made the “news” whether by you or in the case it made national, even world, news. You see, I do not have a twitter account, nor do I intend to ever have one. So if you were trying to communicate your ideas to me via twitter I never heard a word you were typing. Had a facebook account for a while, lost interest closed it. Never had a snap chat, instagram or any of the rest. This is about as close as I have to a social media account. Oops, I do have some on Tumblr. You may find it hard to believe but I am not the only one that has little or nothing to do with social media, there are many, many who do not.

Look at it this way, this is a land with a population of some 237 million and you have, let’s say, 1 million followers or friends. That means 236 million people never hear a word you type. Sure some that got your tweet or whatever sent it to their followers or friends that are not a part of your million. But even with that did you ever consider the fact that many do not participate?

By the way, I have heard some of you closed your social media accounts in protest of another person being suspended or outright banned from a particular platform. Childish, don’t you think? You basically silenced yourself.

So, if you are a politician that has found yourself silenced and now you find yourself at the point of having to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome. If you have no experience with either of these three “You are going to have a tough row to hoe”. Quit whining and get busy.

Perhaps in the next few posts I can give you some tips.

Don’t fall for it

By now, I am sure everyone has seen the poster or flyer sent out encouraging armed protests. I am saying don’t fall for it, it is a trap.

I base what I say on the following. 1 The color scheme is all wrong, red and yellow are the colors of communism and the communist party. 2 The stars depicted on Lady Liberty are pentagrams. 3 The torch is in the wrong hand of Lady Liberty.

This my opinion and may be right or wrong. Check it out for yourself and reach your own conclusion. Don’t be lead around by the “nose” think for yourself.

Do not let yourself be goaded into doing what the left wants and needs you to do.

Finally a registry the Leftists are against

Came across this today. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/us/politics/cdc-vaccine-data-privacy.html

Mind you that I personally am against any registry of any type. Historically speaking registries have often been misused by governments. Still I found this interesting and is just another example of the hypocrisy of the left.

Read the whole thing, I will just highlight a few points. Italics will be used for parts of the article, my interpretation will be in standard block letters.

The following is from the first paragraph.

The Trump administration is requiring states to submit personal information of people vaccinated against Covid-19 — including names, birth dates, ethnicities and addresses, raising alarms among state officials who fear that a federal vaccine registry could be misused.

So, the federal government wants to create a registry, with certain identifying information, and the leftists worry that it could be misused.

These are the same leftists that are constantly seeking a national firearm registry. They never raise any concerns that the information in this registry could be misused. Even when history says otherwise. Hypocrites.

And another thing you leftists have tried to do is to publish the names and addresses of concealed carry permit holders. You seem to think that this information could never be misused either. Freaking hypocrites.

Now let’s move along.

So, just why does the federal government need to collect this data? This comes from the forth paragraph.

Administration officials say that the information will not be shared with other federal agencies and that it is “critically necessary” for several reasons: to ensure that people who move across state lines receive their follow-up doses; to track adverse reactions and address safety issues; and to assess the effectiveness of the vaccine among different demographic groups.

Same old drivel. Critically necessary. These are “needed” because the vaccine is to be administered under an Emergency Use Authorization(EUA). The following is a link about EUA’s, for your reading enjoyment. This is, in my opinion, a must read.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/what-is-an-eua-pfizer-and-moderna-seek-emergency-use-authorization-for-covid-19-vaccines/ar-BB1bImEw

By reading what information the federal government wants to collect it would seem that the leftists would be pleased as punch, after all registries are their thing. It could be viewed as a leftist “wet dream” especially as it comes from a republican administration. But they have objections to this registry. What is it they, the leftists, fear about this registry?

The answer to that lies in the third paragraph. 

The collection of personal data could dissuade undocumented people from participating in the vaccination program. To get information that they can use at the Department of Homeland Security and ICE that they’ll use to deport people.

They worry that those here illegally would opt out of being vaccinated and if they chose to be vaccinated and provided the information requested the information could be used to deport them.

If only they would apply the same level of concern for the protection of the rights of the American citizens as they do to the rights of those that have no right to be in this country.

There is much more in that first linked article to pick apart, especially some of the wording used in the last 10 or so paragraphs. I will get to that in future posts while we wait for the results of the election.

Just wondering when

I am just wondering when the push back will start. I, for one, am getting more and more skeptical by the day. No, I am not talking about the election and the results. I am talking about this whole Wuhan novel corona virus ordeal and the petty tyrants it has spawned.

Everyday I read where Governors and other elected officials around the country are planning a new series of crackdowns because of the continual rise of infections, hospitalizations and deaths due to the virus.

Which brings me to these questions. If this virus is so deadly then why the hell are they planning more crackdowns in the future and not implementing those measures immediately? Why are gatherings being limited to a certain number and not just outright forbidden? Why is there such a variance in the ages of children when they must wear a mask? Some states decree age two while others decree age five. Instead of listing all of my questions as you read along you may come up with your own questions.

Thanksgiving is just two days away and some of you will be having your Thanksgiving alone as you are forbidden to gather in groups of varying size, some of you will be forced outdoors, and some of you will have only an allotted time to celebrate with family or friends and you will be mandated to wear a mask. Some of you have been threatened with rather hefty fines and even jail time if you fail to comply with these decrees.. All this brought about by petty tyrants, mad on power.

Took a little time this evening to check the Covid19 numbers and to check the several States decrees, in force and those planned. I checked the list of States with a mask mandate and also checked the number of infections and deaths. I also checked the States without a mask mandate number of infections and deaths. I then had to wonder why people in states with mask mandates were still experiencing high infection rates.

We will never be told the truth about how many became infected even though they wore the mask, practiced social distancing, and did frequent hand washing. After all they never told us the truth about mask wearing in the beginning. Or did they? They did say that wearing a mask was not necessary. I seem to remember someone saying, “Seriously stop buying masks”.

Then I remembered something from long ago. “If the disease doesn’t kill you the cure might”. Remember back to the grand and glorious plan to flatten the curve. Talk began about shutting down the economy. The choice of words was purely political, it was more than shutting down the economy it was shutting down the country. It was not a national shutdown, it came from the State and Local level. The result was the same. Someone mentioned that the cure could be worse than the disease.

Then something more recent came to me. There was a gentleman testifying before Congress about the effectiveness of masks. He said, something to the effect of, masks were the most important tool in stopping the spread of the virus, even more effective than a vaccine. In the video this gentleman could not even wear a mask properly and he is a doctor. Then I went back to the old, If the disease doesn’t kill you the cure might”.

This brought me to those damned masks. Could the masks be the reason people are still getting infected and hospitalized? The only way we would ever know that answer would be if somebody had the courage to step forward and tell us and not be censored.

Now comes this. The same organization the gentleman testifying before Congress that could not even wear the mask correctly has now changed their story on how long one should quarantine. They now say instead of 14 days one should quarantine for 7 to 10 days. Well which is it 7 or 10? Pick one, obviously 14 was wrong. Read the whole article. It also explains whose fault it is that the 14 day quarantine was ineffective.

Perhaps these so-called experts have been wrong about everything all along.

If the current legal challenges over the election fall short we will get a new president in January. Will the new administration decree a national mask mandate? Probably not. They will instead use the old tried and proven route. Coercion. The administration or some agency in the administration will make a strong suggestion to the Governors of the remaining States without a mask mandate to implement one. You know how this works. I ( the federal government) cant make you but I (the federal government) can make you wish you did. Federal funding.

Now I have to wonder which of the remaining States will be the last to be forced into issuing a mask mandate. I think it will be either Florida or South Dakota, my money is on my Home State of Florida. If you do not think the federal government would stoop so low then you do not know history. Historically speaking Rhode Island wanted no part of joining the Union. Find out why and how they were forced to join a “voluntary” union.

When they, the federal government, finally has everyone wearing a mask, what some have taken to calling a face diaper, people will find out that the incoming administration has no plan to deal with this virus.

What you will find is this. The rate of infections will suddenly drop. As will hospitalizations from the virus. As well as deaths from the virus. Citizens of this country will once again die from heart attacks, cancer, complications from diabetes, strokes and all the things they had died from before. It will be a miracle. They will claim it is because everybody is wearing a mask.

Is it really about a virus with a 94% chance of survival? Or is it about control of the population through behavior modification?

We really should question everything.

And yes, so you will not be surprised. You will still see elected officials and bureaucrats violating their own edicts. When caught they will still offer some excuse about what they should have done or blame someone for ambushing them. Bad optics, they call it. But then again their edicts are for you and me, not them as they are the privileged elite.

Who is John Galt?

DEO VINDICE

How will they pay for it?

A question often asked and seldom if ever answered when it comes to government spending.

They may however have revealed how they plan to finance this next shutdown, and yes another is coming. Hide and Watch.

Below are two links for your reading enjoyment and perhaps provide a little enlightenment. I encourage you to read these two articles.

What I write about them is my interpretation of the contents. You may come to a different conclusion than I do, and that is perfectly fine.

I will focus on just one paragraph in the first linked article, that will be the second paragraph. The paragraph will be broken into two parts. The “plan” will be in italics my interpretation will be in standard block letters.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-covid-19-adviser-floats-plan-to-pay-for-national-lockdown-lasting-up-to-six-weeks/ar-BB1aWSHt?ocid=msedgntp

When you look at the personal savings rate in this country, it’s now gone from about 8 percent to over 22 percent. We have a big pool of money out there that we could borrow.

Good grief. If my interpretation is correct the “plan” is to make the citizens, you and me, pay for this shutdown. Not with the tax dollars taken from us but with the savings we have accumulated. You will notice the use of the words personal savings indicates that this is only about the citizens, you and me.

And oh, are they drooling. You can do a quick search and find the estimated amount in personal savings held in America. You can almost see the drool coming down his chin as he says “We have a big pool of money out there we could borrow”. The word borrow was used. One can only borrow something from another if they are willing to lend it. There is no intention to borrow the money, there is only the intention for them to take it.

The historic low interest rates by the federal government, we could pay for a package right now to cover all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers, for our losses to small companies to medium sized companies, for city, states, county governments. We could do all of that.

The above part of this article is absolutely fascinating and covers quite a lot. First. If they do only intend to borrow the money, they the borrower get to determine the interest rate they will pay. He says the interest rates are at a historic low. So I have to ask since when did the borrower set the interest rate and not the lender? Second, and I find this to be a hoot. Pay all of the wages, lost wages for individual workers. Under this plan, it seems to me that, you will get a paycheck just as you had been receiving but you will be being paid with money they had “borrowed” from you. What you get for a paycheck was already your money. Is your normal paycheck taxed? The money being paid to you by you will be taxed by the government just the same as it always was. Third, and you will have to stick with me on this one. I have to wonder just what is meant when he uses the word “our” when he says “our losses to small companies to medium sized companies”. Would “our” losses have anything to do with the government, the federal government, not getting their taxes. Oh, wait a minute that question is answered in the next sentence in the article. A prolonged shutdown would have an effect on cash flowing into the city, county and state governments. They too will get some of that “borrowed” money. You can sure bet that you and me are not part of that “our” in our losses.

Now to the second linked article. And again the “plan” will be in italics and my part will be block letters. I will focus on the last three sentences.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/biden-covid-advisor-says-u-s-lockdown-of-4-to-6-weeks-could-control-pandemic-and-revive-economy/ar-BB1aVgKx?ocid=msedgntp

We need FDR moments right now. We need fireside chats. We need somebody to tell America, “this is what in the hell is going to happen.”

If you will do the research on FDR, the New Deal and what was done to those holding “significant” amounts of gold coinage you will find that the last thing the American citizens need is another FDR moment.

If your savings are indeed “borrowed” you will never be repaid. It will just be added to the national debt, and we will be told to the penny how much of that debt we the citizens are responsible for.

After the saving are borrowed and spent what will they come for next? You know, for the public good and just to get us through this crisis.

Those with nothing to lose will cheer for this plan. The “polling numbers” will show how popular this “plan” is, the numbers will show that. The rest of us will end up in the “poor house” right along with them. Misery does love company.

If I am wrong in my interpretation it will be like a friend says of me when he says, “You tend to overthink things.”

If I am right in my interpretation, God help us.

So, I will close with this. Who is John Galt?

Well here we are

Six days after Election Day and still votes are being counted with no clear winner and no clear loser, though one has been projected to be the winner. Like the 2000 presidential election this one is headed to the Courts. Again we find ourselves in the position of having men and women in black robes deciding the outcome of the election.

Imagine that. A branch of government deciding who runs the government. But what the heck, government already gets to determine how much power and control the government has. Government decides the power of government.

While it is true that the news media outlets do not get to declare who wins and loses. Victory and concession speeches have for many years been given on their predictions. Therefore when I hear one side or the other lamenting about the media calling the election I have to wonder why this was never an issue before especially when you were declared the winner by the media. This has been going on for so long that many if not most of the voters in this country believe they, the media, actually have the authority to declare winners and losers. Political parties also accepted the projections of the media for years, at least up until the 2000 elections in Florida. The count was taken the winner declared, the margin was close enough to trigger an automatic recount. The recount was done with the same results, that was not good enough. A concession speech was given and then withdrawn. Then the drama unfolded before our eyes. The election was settled in the Courts. For the next Four years President George W. Bush was viewed as an illegitimate president by the left.

This legal challenge will be vastly different than the legal challenge mounted in 2000. This is not going to be about hanging chads, dimpled chads or even voter intent. This legal challenge is about fraud, voter fraud and indeed election fraud. Allegations have been made (back to this in just a minute).

Let me address allegations for a minute. President Trump, his legal team and the RNC among others have made allegations of voter fraud. The left including the media and some in the republican party are doing their best to get these allegations dismissed as they have been made without a shred of proof. This is the same lot that have been accepting every allegation made against President Trump during his entire presidency and the during the republican primaries as fact, yet not a shred of proof ever emerged supporting the allegations.

Just a bonus in this not a shred of evidence category. Many in the media are running articles in which this person or that person is encouraging President Trump to concede. From anonymous sources of course and not a shred of proof and no possible way to verify, yet they report it as fact. I thought that the media, mainstream and social, were all into facts and fact checking.

Back to the legal challenge being mounted. The allegation of fraud is serious. Here is just some of what I have heard. I am not saying it is true or untrue, this is not my department.

There is reported to be in excess of a half million votes cast for President but with no other marks on the ballot. This seems a bit odd as there was much for the voter to decide on the ballot. Besides if the vote for president was the only vote cast on the ballot why is no one screaming about under votes and voter intent. In the past most would continue down the ballot voting for their particular political party, hence under votes and possible intent. Some members of Congress lost either their bid for election or re-election because only a vote for President was cast, yet no one mentions that. They instead blame the use of words like socialist and socialism.

It was also reported that observers were barred from observing the counting process. If you have nothing to hide and observers are permitted or required why are they being denied?

It has also been reported that some voting precincts exceeded 100%. How can one get more than all of something or anything? 100% is all after all.

These legal challenges to the election process are a two edged sword.

First. Is these allegations are true more than fraud will have occurred. If they are on a scale as reported there comes a new problem. That new problem is, conspiracy to commit fraud. If a conspiracy comes to light it will have to be investigated to see how far it goes. I do not think a few rouge individuals engaged in this activity will go over this time. Some pretty powerful people could find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Second. If these allegations are just ignored many voters will believe they have been cheated and that could lead to some very dark and dangerous places. Oddly enough if they be true we again may well find ourselves in a very dark and dangerous place.

I may as well toss this in. If it comes down too this election was won by fraud, many in this land will wonder how the hell this happened. Many election officials have already admitted that some fraud may have occurred, but only a small amount. Quick question, How much fraud is permissible in an election?

Could it be that if this election is indeed fraudulent could it have come about by and courtesy of the biggest hoax ever pulled on this nation? Covid19.

Credibility, whether lost or thrown away, is at best hard to regain and at worst impossible to regain. When it comes to the Wuhan novel corona virus, Covid19 or whatever it is called the scientists and so-called experts have lost all credibility with me. Not just because of the overinflated numbers(that in itself is bad enough)but because of what they call super spreader events. They are quick to call Churches and associated Church events super spreader events. They were quick to label a motorcycle event as also a super spreader event. They are just as quick to label common everyday events in life as super spreader events. They warn us not to gather with family. All this and they have yet to link the first positive test result associated with the riots of this past summer and in some areas continuing to this day. Not the first positive test will be associated with the victory celebrations of this past weekend. They have yet to issue a warning to the participants to avoid the crowds. I do have to wonder if they would be just as silent if it had gone the other way. If it had gone the other way how many positive cases would be associated with the celebrations?

The so-called pandemic is what ushered in mass mail-in voting. This is only an intermediate stop along the way. Much like the ACA aka Obamacare was only an intermediate stop on the way to single-payer.

The way this election was handled the true results may never be known. If it turns out the whole thing was a fraud can the damage done ever be undone?

Like I said this mass mail-in voting was just a step closer to the objective. The objective is online voting. If you do not see this coming then you have eyes but can not see.

The American electoral system’s credibility took a big hit with early voting. It took an even bigger hit with this years mass mail-in voting. Online voting will destroy all credibility. The election of 2016 may have been the last fair and honest(as honest as can be had)election.

Stalin may have been right about who and what counts.

The stage is set

Well here we are 2 weeks and 1 day until the 2020 election. Early voting has already begun. Mail in ballots are in the hands of the voters with some already being sent in. It is reported that millions of votes have already been cast.

November the Third will come and go with no declared winner. All we will know on the Fourth is who is currently in the lead. As the days pass, we will be told how much the lead has grown, shrunk, or if it changed hands. This election will make the 2000 election look like a walk in the park.

The only way the election will be settled on the Third is if there is such a blowout there can be no reason for the loser not to concede. Neither will concede if the election is close. Even if and or when one of the candidates concede near half of the population (I did not say voters) will be “unhappy” with the concession. As to the level of “unhappiness”, it will depend on who loses.

There has been much talk and speculation on what will happen on the Fourth. Not much if anything will happen on the Fourth. However, as the days drag on the level of “anxiety” will grow.

Thanks to the Wuhan novel corona virus many States are doing mail in ballots. It has been reported that more mail in ballots will be cast than in person voting. This is in part to the MSM and so-called experts scaring the crap out of the voters.

Most of the “worry” around this election is for President. Must I remind you that there is more than the Presidency involved in this election. There are some Senate seats on the ballot as well as all the House seats. There may be Governors on some ballots as well as other Statewide offices. There may be Local government elections (Mayors, Commissioners, School Board, and the like) along with County based initiatives. Here in Florida we have some Constitutional amendments to consider and vote on. It is going to take some time for all those mail in ballots to be checked. Some may be thrown out for voter errors. When I say thrown out, I do not mean discarded I mean set aside in case this election like the 2000 election winds up in court with some lawyers arguing over voter intent. It is going to take just as long to find out who won the School Board seat as it will to find out who is President. More on these mail in ballots in a moment.

The stage is set for this coming election to be the most contested election in history. Contested at all levels. It is even possible that we may never know the actual results of this election. It could be so botched that plan B comes into play at the Federal level.

There has been some speculation that this election for President could wind up being settled by Congress. This opens a can of worms. If my recollection is correct the last time Congress elected a President was in 1974. Stick with me for just a minute, I will make this brief. Gerald Ford became Vice President when Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned as Vice President in 1973. He became Vice President by a vote in Congress (House and Senate). Along came Watergate and President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974. Vice President Ford became President Ford. He became President without the Electoral College. Nelson Rockefeller became Vice President, elected by Congress. So there you have it we had a President and Vice President in office who had never received the first Electoral College vote, both in office courtesy of Congress. A series of events or an accident?

It happened then it could happen now. However, now there is a proverbial fly in the ointment.

As I said above I believe this is going to be a hotly contested election at all levels.

Now would be the time to revisit the discarded (set aside) mail in ballots. Some ballots may be thrown out because the signature does not match. Some may be thrown out because they were filled out incorrectly, failure to follow the instructions on how to properly fill out the ballot, the instructions are plainly printed on the ballot. Some may just get “lost” in transit. Some may be post marked to late. Basically for any number of reasons. This is the reason the lawyers will be on call.

Quick question. If a ballot, any ballot, is in question, is the whole ballot in question or just certain portions of the ballot? To my way of thinking if any one part of the ballot is in question, the whole ballot is in question and none of it should be counted until the ordeal is settled.

Let me throw this at you to give you some thought. The new term for congress begins at Noon on January Third. Just suppose the election for Congress (House and Senate) is not settled by then. It is going to take just as long to count the ballots for Congress as it will take to count the ballots for President. Incumbents who lose will surely contest the results as will the challenger if the election is close. There will be millions of mail in ballots and possibly hundreds of thousands that have been thrown out (set aside). In this case it could be quite some time before it is decided who controls which Chamber. It would even be possible that there would not be enough of either Chamber to constitute a quorum for the purpose of electing a President or Vice President. The word Quorum appears in the Twelfth Amendment but not in the Twentieth Amendment. So, when would Congress act if it becomes apparent that we the people could not, or did not decide? How many would be required in each Chamber? It would have to be before the Third. The current term of this Congress ends at noon on the Third of January including all House members and all Class 2 Senators (twelve democrats and twenty one republicans) as well as two Class Three Senators in a Special Election (both republicans). The term of the current President ends at Noon on the 20th of January.

Not long ago the current Speaker of the House did say that if the right of choice should devolve to them, they would act.

Like I said earlier this will drag on unless there is an absolute blowout on the Third for one or the other of the candidates. But even then, there will be charges of voter fraud, voter suppression, voter intimidation and the like by the loser. Neither will concede on the Third even with a blowout. As a bonus the other candidates of the other parties for President will most likely not concede either.

Go back for a minute to the 2000 election in Florida. Look at how long it took to finally declare a winner in that election in just one State. Now multiply that by as many as Fifty. This could drag out for Months in the Courts. Then add in the peculiarities in some States where the winner must get more than Fifty percent of the vote or face a runoff election.

The clock could run out and the Constitution kick in. Imagine the irony of the Country being done in or undone by the very Constitution held in such reverence by conservatives and such disdain by liberal progressives. A series of events, by accident or accidently on purpose?

No matter the outcome of this election for President the losing side will view the President as Illegitimate and everything he does will be viewed the same. President George W. Bush faced that in 2000 and President Donald Trump has faced that since his election in 2016.

I will close with this. If you have already voted good for you. If you did a mail in ballot and have already sent it in, I do hope and pray that you double checked to make sure your ballot was filled in correctly. If you plan to vote by mail in ballot, please take time and make sure you follow the instructions. Do all you can to avoid the lawyers analyzing your ballot. If you did the absentee ballot (as originally intended) good for you, make sure it is done correctly. If you plan to vote in person as I do on election day enjoy the day do not get mad about waiting in line you have probably waited in line for much more meaningless events without complaint. Lastly, I do not care who you vote for I only care that you voted. When this is over, and the dust has settled, we as a Nation will deal with the aftermath of whatever comes along.