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Are we really in the middle of a second Civil War, and is Martial Law right around the corner?

Were the elections really “free and fair”? Why aren’t there any real consequences for election fraud?  The real difference between retail and wholesale election fraud, what it will require for the Supreme Court to hear a case, and which parts of the Constitution might apply.

President Trump versus Democrats on Hostage Rescue: They are who we thought they were: Part 3

 

Ballot boxVote for your life. Vote Trump and every Republican below him on your ballot if you care for safety and the lives of your fellow Americans. That message came through again the last weekend of this momentous election. The contrast is stark between the risk President Trump is willing to take on our behalf and the self-serving risk deferment of Biden and his party, going back to President Clinton or perhaps Carter.  They are who we thought they were; will we let them win anyway?

This weekend was very bad for Islamic terrorists in Africa and very good for an American hostage and all Americans. Our elite hostage rescue forces struck out of the darkness and snatched an American hostage, alive and well, from the dead hands of his captors in Nigeria:

Statement From the President On Last Night’s Hostage Rescue
NATIONAL SECURITY & DEFENSE |  Issued on: October 31, 2020

Coyote Songs

 

coyote gramophoneAre leftist “blue check” verified Twitter users really that ignorant or arrogantly gaslighting all the rest of us? I am prepared to embrace the power of “and,” but the overnight reaction to President Trump calling out Biden and the Democrats on illegal immigration reinforces the evidence of two Americas in one country. Indeed, there may be many for whom “coyote” is a wily cartoon character and maybe a hip song by Joni Mitchell, but nothing more. That divide is part of a larger global compartmentalization, written on in the late 1990s, that has been greatly reinforced and accelerated by the rise of social media platforms. As the weekend starts, I offer a few thoughts on the divide and a short playlist to entertain and perhaps enlighten.

President Trump told the hard truth that human traffickers bring children across the US-Mexico border without their parents. These children, like the women, are vulnerable to rape and sale into sex slavery, and yet some women rent their children near the border as a dodge to keep adults from being easily returned by the Border Patrol. Everyone in the American Southwest and Mexico knows the men who actually smuggle humans across the border are called “coyotes.” The pronunciation is different depending on your native tongue, but the word is the same. The term has never been a good one.

The native cultures’ oral traditions have coyote as a trickster in their tales. This image holds true for the human variant, who promise much but often underdeliver or betray those who paid them to guide and smuggle them across the border. Yes, even the New York Times recognized that in a 2018 story on illegal immigration.

Trump In It to Win It

 

Ballot boxPresident Trump has never accepted losing in his lifetime. Oh, he has certainly gone through severe reversals in the very cyclical real estate business. However, Donald J. Trump has always had an eye on the next win, the next big success. 2020 is not a carbon copy of 2016, but it most certainly is another instance of Trump Speed competition, in this case competition for at least 270 electoral college votes. To achieve that goal, President Trump spent the past three and a half years working to broaden his pool of voters, especially among racial minorities long ignored by the Republican Party.

Hispanic/Latino voters:

In a recent Florida MAGA rally, President Trump specifically called on Puerto Ricans to get out and vote. Puerto Ricans are United States citizens, with the same right to travel within the boundaries of the United States as other citizens. Following the natural disaster of Hurricane Maria, the man-made disaster of chronic and endemic political corruption made recovery across Puerto Rico very slow. This was due to both poor infrastructure construction before the storm and rank local corruption trying to extract benefits from the massive federal aid. Some number of Puerto Ricans voted with their feet, moving to places like Florida, where a Republican governor welcomed them. The great fear is that these citizens will vote Democrat in Florida, bringing the political plague with them.

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I am not a Trump voter so maybe I just don’t get it. But I think the focus by President Trump and conservative media on the Hunter Biden stories are a really, really, dumb strategy. This is not to say that it is a non-story. I think it is worth investigating and checking to see […]

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On today’s episode of COVID in 19, Scott Immergut of Ricochet and Avik Roy of FREOPP talk about President Trump’s recovery from the virus. What really happened, and what do we need to know about the new treatments that Trump has taken?

Join Jim and Greg as they close the week with three very crazy martinis! They begin with the plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Whitmer immediately blaming it all on President Trump. They also hammer Nancy Pelosi for trying to give Congress the power to declare a president medically unfit to stay in office. And they get a kick out of Democrat Cal Cunningham trying to blame his sex scandals on North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis.

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President Trump issued an executive order his first day back from the hospital, calling out some of the terrible side-effects of the governors locking down American citizens. His executive order focusses on what is styled mental and behavioral health, but these are no-kidding, for real medical side effects of the Fauci formula, reinforced by “America’s […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they chronicle the media meltdown over President Trump’s return to the White House and the genuinely concerning commentary from Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin. They also discuss the revelations of another extramarital scandal involving Cal Cunningham, the Democrat running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. And they dissect Joe Biden’s latest cringe-inducing racial statement and explain how it’s not really a gaffe as much as it is a window into the very different ways Democrats and Republicans look at minorities and the poor.

Trump’s Health: Reading the Social Media Walls

 

President TrumpDipping into social media and even official government information sources this weekend calls to mind Cold War Kremlinology. Back in the Cold War, there was a pseudoscience of Kremlinology and of “reading the walls” in China. Both involved reading into or interpreting what was said or written and not said or not written. Who appeared, where, when, with whom? Who was absent this year at event X? What was mentioned on the public walls, and what had disappeared? With the president’s health status entirely politicized, what might the truth be?

I suggest three sources for analysis: the White House YouTube channel, the White House news page, and President Trump’s Twitter account. You can access all of these without special applications or accounts. Look for two things: volume and what is or is not said.

The White House YouTube channel has only posted two videos since Thursday. It was silent Friday. Saturday and Sunday both feature one video, the short press briefings by white lab coat clad doctors, with Dr. Sean Conley (a Navy medical officer). So, no one is driving the usual high volume of new content. Indeed, the President is using Twitter, with its short video function, instead of both platforms.

Sacrifice to the ‘Gods’

 

Just when you think events can’t get uglier, people are now posting on Twitter that they hope President Trump will die from COVID-19. The depravity of these people knows no bounds. They hate President Trump to the degree that removing him from office is not sufficient; they now wish for his death.

In thinking over the statements from these people, I have wondered how the evil among their retinue continues to grow. Is it just a “natural” outgrowth of the irrational hatred of the President? Is it any worse than all the other lies and attacks he has endured?

It is worse.

Early Friday morning, President Trump tweeted that he and First Lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19. Join Jim and Greg as they react to the news and wish the Trumps a speedy recovery.
They also discuss how this news will impact the remaining debates and the rest of the campaign.

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The last Sunday of September is Gold Star Mothers Day. This has been so since 1936. Yes, as the world was stirring with rumors of war less than two decades after The War to End All Wars, the United States Congress put a marker down against more wars, requiring the president, the Commander in Chief, […]

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Join Jim and Greg as they mix serious and lighthearted analysis of Tuesday’s first presidential debate.  They also hammer election officials around the country for consistently making easily avoidable mistakes with absentee ballots that will only fuel mistrust in the process.  And they slam Kamala Harris for dodging whether she and Biden would embrace court packing, and her response is even more pathetic than Biden’s.

President Trump’s Pen and Phone for America First Healthcare

 

President TrumpPresident Trump takes all the latitude given his predecessors, by Congress and the Supreme Court, and uses it to fulfill his campaign promises. This week, a minor beer distributorship heiress used the name of the man she married, and then funded in national politics, to make her endorsement of Joe Biden seem significant. It was fitting that she and the national media thought they would help Biden or hurt Trump’s reelection by invoking the name of a Republican, whose last public act was to publicly, proudly break his and his party’s promises to repeal Obamacare. President Trump struck back against the failure of both major parties’ politicians to fulfill promises about healthcare access and affordability. He has just published a very lengthy executive order on the subject that catalogs the failures of the past and points in a new direction. You should at least skim it before the first debate on September 29.

The executive order is a fairly detailed summary of President Trump’s case for past governments’ failure and present and future improvement for Americans. Here is a quick summary of the order, the highlights, or talking points you might expect in public debate and reporting:

It has been and will continue to be the policy of the United States to give Americans seeking healthcare more choice, lower costs, and better care and to ensure that Americans with pre-existing conditions can obtain the insurance of their choice at affordable rates.

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President Trump continues to take real steps to fulfill his promises and effectively counter-attack in the Culture War. Friday, September 25, he acted to protect the most vulnerable, newborn infants. If you remember from 2016, he had an electric moment in a debate with Hilary Clinton, where he spoke more forcefully against late-term “partial birth” […]

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Another Real Advance in the Culture War Counteroffensive

 

Scale justice TrumpPresident Trump just went from ordering the federal government not to peddle woke lies to leveraging existing law and policy to force all federal contractors to toe the same line. This means no more defense contractors putting their white male employees through reeducation sessions. For a moment, I was worried when I saw the title. Then I started reading and remembered why I voted for Donald J. Trump four years ago, and why I will be working to re-elect him this year. Read and enjoy, emphasis added.

Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping
LAW & JUSTICE Issued on: September 22, 2020

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act, 40 U.S.C. 101 et seq., and in order to promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting, to promote unity in the Federal workforce, and to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating, it is hereby ordered as follows:

A United Nations Speech Like No Other

 

Trump UN75President Trump took under eight minutes to state the United States position to world leaders and domestic and international audiences. He started with the reason the United Nations was formed 75 years ago, the end of the second world war in a half century. President Trump used military imagery to tie the UN’s purpose to the current global pandemic. Then he dropped the hammer on China. President Trump called on the UN to deal with real problems and pointed to real US leadership under his administration. He pointed to the remarkable peace deals resulting from his administration rejecting the tired old institutionalized expert formulas. He once again pointed to the obligation of every government to care first for its own citizens, and then to make agreements in the mutual interest of each nation’s people, not according to elite theories and interests.

President accused China and the World Health Organization of letting the virus out and lying at all the important points. when it could have been contained or its effect on populations limited. President Trump then detailed China’s offenses against the rest of the world as the leading polluter of the oceans and atmosphere. No one can doubt that the Chinese Communist Party dearly wants Joe Biden, Chuck and Nancy in charge of America next January, and is fully supportive of the Democrats’ subversive strategy of denying the legitimacy of any Republican victory.

This latest annual speech reflects both continuity and change. President Trump has consistently advocated for each nation to take care of its own people first, making only those deals that are mutually beneficial to the citizens of the nations involved. He has beat the drum for reform of international organizations, cleaning up corruption and incompetence by pointing them back to their founding purposes. What changed was a major shift against China, now being accused of being the world’s supervillain, and celebration of the sweet fruit of long labors in the Middle East.