Magicians or Politicians? Who is Better at ‘Slight of Hand?’

Have you ever seen a really good magician? I mean, a really, really, good magician that leaves you wondering, “how did he do that?” (I’m not being sexist. It’s just I have not personally seen any female magicians. I am sure, however, that the very attractive female assistants are wholly involved with the act. Women are devious that way!)

Have you seen that trick where someone from the audience writes their name on a $100 bill, and then later in the trick, the $100 bill magically appears in the center of a grapefruit? How do they do that?

I am a simple farm boy, so I am even impressed with the ‘needles through the balloon’ act. But the trick that I have seen the most and still impresses me the most is when they ‘saw a person in half.’ I have seen this trick when the ‘victim’ is selected from the audience. I don’t know if the person in the audience is a ‘plant’ or not, but I have volunteered Grandma P to be the victim. For the sake of brevity, I even volunteered the use of my chainsaw for the act as it is faster than a handsaw, but to no avail.

I have seen dozens of different ‘slight of hand’ tricks done with a deck of cards. Some of these were very impressive. After observing these tricks, I am elated that I would never be playing poker with any of these guysl. (Playing poker with my 12 year old grandson is challenging enough!)

So why are these magic tricks so successful? Well, without being a professional magician, I am going to speculate that these magicians are masters of the ‘slight of hand.’ What is ‘slight of hand?’ In midwestern farm boy terms, it is the magician’s ability to have you watch one thing, while he is performing the trick with the other. While you are mesmerized by watching his right hand move, his left hand is actually doing the trick. And…a good looking female assistant walking on and off the stage is another very successful diversion. Generally speaking, the good magician has directed your eyes and thoughts to one area, while they are pulling off the ‘trick’ elsewhere.

Do you know who else are masters of the ‘slight of hand?’ Politicians! Especially politicians at the federal level. Let me give you an example.

As you are all aware, the cost of gasoline has gone from roughly $2.00 per gallon in our area, to approximately $3.39 per gallon in just one year. The current Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm was interviewed earlier this week asking about this. Her response? After she was done snickering, she professed she did not have a crystal ball, and the price rises were because OPEC has stated that they were not going to pump any more oil! Here is the ‘slight of hand’ concerning this matter. Madam Secretary put the blame on OPEC, when the current administration in fact, put the binders on the Keystone pipeline. She also conveniently forgot to mention the U.S. was an energy exporter during the Trump administration! We were fossil fuel independent, with cheap gasoline, and exported LNG. Not anymore. It’s OPEC’s fault, not the stupid decisions made by the Biden administration to overturn Trump’s energy independent mandates.

Have you seen much national coverage of how many illegal immigrants have entered our country this year? No? Very few news agencies are covering that issue. Let me be succinct in this; according to knowledgeable sources, 1.8 MILLION illegal immigrants will enter the country this year. Let me put that in perspective. That many illegal immigrants equals the population of Minneapolis, Minnesota…..4 times over! Additionally, all kinds of rumors were circulating that the Biden administration was considering granting $450,000 to each adult member of a separated illegal immigrant family. Say what? Where is the slight of hand in this situation? The Biden administration and the supporting liberal media wants you to be focused on climate change and Biden’s recent trip to meet with European leaders about climate change. It must not have been much of a meeting, as many leaders did not attend. Of course, the ‘wall’ that was being built under the Trump administration was halted by the Biden administration. (Wasn’t Kamala Harris suppose to be the border czar?)

Another example? Are you tired of having COVID restrictions beaten into your head by governmental agencies? Yeah…that is what I thought. I got three times more positive responses than Biden’s approval rating. But yet…wait for it….18% of the illegal immigrants entering this country tested positive for COVID. That is insane, it is not covered by the media, and our government refuses to do anything about it. But yet, our COVID restrictions continue.

Last week, there was a gubernatorial election in Virginia. Virginia has had Democratic governors since the 70’s. Terry McAuliffe was the incumbent democratic governor who faced the challenge of conservative Glenn Youngkin. Because of all the hoopla concerning parents becoming concerned about what was being taught to their children, education became the paramount issue of this election. Parents were being told by school boards that they did not have a ‘say’ in determining what was taught. This stance raised the hackles of many parents and more than a few school board meetings became heated. They became heated to such a level that school boards wanted the FBI to investigate and prosecute some parents as ‘domestic terrorists.’ This whole issue resulted in the upset victory for Glenn Youngkin. So how did the liberal media report this victory the day following the election? There were some idiotic liberal commentators contending that Youngkin’s victory was a “victory for white supremists.” So…we are suppose to focus on the fact that these parents were domestic terrorists and white supremists. Never mind that elected school boards are to serve the community, not the other way around. Never mind that not all of the concerned parents were white. Here we go again playing the racist card. Really?

Are you confident that our federal government is spending our money wisely? If you are anything like most, your reply would be an emphatic ‘no’. If you are anything like me, your reply would be an empatic, hell no! When younger, I was mesmerized by government expenditures that were in the millions. Then, in the not to distant past, the millions became billions. Now, there is no hesitation in Washington, D.C. to pass legislation involving trillions. My problem is this: we become so focused on the size of these expenditures, that we loose site of actually “what is in these expenditures.” It is a page right out of the magician’s handbook! These politicians are counting on our lethargy when it comes to these expenditures. I know I would like to see exactly what is buried in these expenditures with a line item synopsis. But, government is experienced in titling these items in superfluous terms. Still…it is OUR money!

Our current administration wants us to focus on lower unemployment numbers, a higher stock market, and a recovering economy. All of these are positive and important items. But, with the waning of the Coronovirus, Bozo the Clown could be POTUS and these improvements were going to occur. Things were so bad that the only way was up.

So I am going to assume the role of the magician, and suggest the American public begin to focus on these:

  1. Climate Change. I am a firm believer that we should attempt to take the practical steps necessary to protect our environment. But…having said that, no environment protection measures will be effective without China and India being involved, and they aren’t involved. They, not the U.S. are the largest polluters of the world. Climate change has occurred for millennium and will continue without our input. Some years the ice cap melts, some years it freezes. That trend will continue. Some people will not be satisfied until there are glaciers covering Canada and the upper third of the U.S., just like in prehistoric times. (Bring back the dinosaurs, and let’s see if those candy-ass liberals still want to support gun control!)
  2. China military buildup. In case you haven’t noticed, the Chinese successfully sent a supersonic, nuclear capable missile around the world in about 30 minutes. The scary component of this is that it is so fast, there is no way of neutralizing it. Additionally, China is spending a huge percentage of their GDP to increase their military capabilities. What will we do if they invade Taiwan? We have a mutual defense pact with Taiwan. If we do not honor that pact, we will loose the support of our allies in that part of the world with whom we have mutual defense pacts.
  3. Supporting our first responders. It is time to support the police and incarcerate the criminals regardless of race. Period. I don’t care if we have to convert the Aleutian islands into a penal colony! The government and liberal media want us to focus on racial injustice, when we should be focused on justice. I have written enough about this in my last blogs, so I will not be repetitive.

If I were to be closer to a magician performing a trick, eventually I may be able to figure how it is done and how he diverts attention while performing the trick. With the mastery of our federal government, I am sure we will always be victims of their ‘slight of hand.’ ” Keep your eye on this, while we are ‘tricking’ you elsewhere.” After all, they are better at it than most magicians.

P.S. Since writing this blog, it has been substantiated that only 10% of the recently passed infrastructure bill is for roads and bridges! Holy crap! Where is the other 90% going?

Justice, My Nightmares of Today!

There are certain things I dream about as I am tossing and turning during a sleepless night. One of these dreams involve our elections. Do we have honest elections? I have that particular dream because some states used vote counting software that was designed to overturn elections in third world crap holes. Do our elections replicate those third world crap holes for which it was designed? In line with that, I also wonder why no law enforcement agency, in particular the FBI, did not investigate any of the numerous complaints about voter fraud in our last election. The FBI did find a mountain of ‘uppers’ when it came to arresting anyone that entered the Capitol building on January 6th of this year, however. I would feel much better if some of that new-found energy would have been used to investigate those claims of voter fraud. I would definitely sleep better, if I thought our elections were honest. Remember this. Our elections are only as honest as the election officials responsible for the voting sites.

In continuation, wouldn’t it be assuring if only American citizens were voting in our elections? Would it be a stretch to require a photo ID? In our state, it is a requirement. We voted with an absentee ballot during one election, and we had to go to a government building, produce an ID, and watched as our names were stricken from the election roles as having voted. We were mailing in our ballots. The state of Georgia went so far as to say that requiring a photo ID is racist. Racist? Will someone educate me as to how providing a photo ID to vote would be racist?

But here is my most disturbing dream. It is the dream that almost sets my asbestos sheets on fire from the friction created by my tossing and turning. Here it is: If we defund the police, what will the replacement be? This dream is not only troubling, but it is timely, because next week the City of Minneapolis is having an election, and one of the items on the ballot is to defund the police. Homicides in Minneapolis and St. Paul have almost doubled this year. Many police close to retirement, opted out of the police force to retire. Many more have just left the police profession. Both cities are at least 1/3 short of the necessary police required. This has put quite a strain on those remaining officers. It has increased the reaction times for these departments because they are understaffed. And now, the geniuses in Minneapolis want to defund the remaining remnants of a once very good police department. Why?

I will tell you why, even though you may not appreciate my logic. Minneapolis and St. Paul are not the only cities facing this same crisis. Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles have all had their policing issues. But the catalyst for defunding the police took place right in Minneapolis with the death of George Floyd on May 5, 2020.

George Floyd, according the trial, was killed by officer Derek Chauvin. But was he?

Let me provide this assessment of the already familiar event. Firstly, would George Floyd be dead if he did not pass counterfeit money? No. The police would not have been called. Secondly, would George Floyd be dead if he got into the back of the police car without resisting arrest, as he did. No. There would not have been any reason to restrain him. Thirdly, would George Floyd have died if he wasn’t full of a high-ball of illicit drugs? That would be a resounding maybe, because that is what the coroners report said killed George Floyd. According to that report, as bad as the ‘knee to the neck’ restraint that Derek Chauvin utilized looked, that was not what killed George Floyd. If you believe the coroner, it was from complications from existing health issues coupled with the ‘drug highball.” So….in a matter of less than 20 minutes, George Floyd passed counterfeit money, resisted arrest, and topped it all by being addled with illicit drugs. Derek Chauvin had nothing to do with the causes of any of these George Floyd events.

Exactly what was Derek Chauvin guilty of? I believe he was guilty of two things. Firstly, he was guilty of being the ranking and most experienced police officer that answered the call. This was beyond his control. Secondly, and most importantly, Derek Chauvin was guilty of familiarity. Unfortunately, Derek Chauvin knew George Floyd, knew of his criminal background using weapons, and knew of his prison time. He also knew George Floyd was working as a bouncer, and knew that George Floyd had a physical presence that would be difficult to contend with. George Floyd is tall, muscular, and has not hesitated to use his size and muscle in the commission of some of his past crimes. With all of that, the ranking police officer, regardless of who it was, needs to take control of the situation. Unfortunately, it was Derek Chauvin. Officer Chauvin realized quickly that George Floyd was on some kind of drug. Ambulances were summoned. (Did you know that some police departments have gotten rid of their 9mm caliber service weapons in favor of larger calibers? That is because some drug addled shooters were so pumped up on drugs that the smaller caliber was not bringing them down! An experienced Derek Chauvin would know this. I digress.)

Now racial justice takes over and the riots occur for four days with few arrests before the Mayor of Minneapolis or the Governor of Minnesota take action. Over 500 businesses are destroyed and looted. To further promote and legalize racial justice, a Black Lives Matter fund of $20 million was provided for posting bonds for any of the arrested looter/arsonists. (No money for the victims who lost their livelihoods, just for the people who destroyed those livelihoods!)

Prematurely, before any investigation of depth, Derek Chauvin is arrested, jailed, and fired from the police department. (Never mind the facts….public opinion demands it!)

The City of Minneapolis, in another premature and stupid move, awarded the Floyd family a $27 million settlement before the Derek Chauvin trial. (This is the same family he had not seen for 6 years.)

The national media could not stop running the tape of Derek Chauvin putting his knee on George Floyd’s neck. Never mind the results of the coroners report, Chauvin killed George Floyd! And….George Floyd went from violent gun toting criminal who served prison time to national black hero and martyr! The woman who filmed the whole event on her cell phone got a Pulitzer prize!

Now, after all of this, Derek Chauvin goes to trial….on national television! The judge, in his desire to look better than Judge Judy, did not sequester the jury. He did, however, instructed the jury to not watch television news. What an idiot! 65% of all Americans get their news off the internet, and the jury was not prohibited from using their devices. They knew what was happening all over the country about rioting that was planned with a not guilty verdict, and they knew of their notoriety on the internet! After one of the most lopsided, kangaroo court procedures known to man took place, Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second degree murder, plus some other tacked-on charges. (As an aside, in Minneapolis, two black men arrested in separate incidents, both accused of homicide, were freed from jail because their high bonds were paid for by left over funds from the BLM $20 million get-out-of-jail bond money. Within 6 months, they killed three more people. Did you hear about that on national TV? Did you even know of it? Racial justice?)

After the trial, two of the jurors said that they were afraid to vote not-guilty, because they knew what would occur (rioting, looting and burning!) as they lived in areas that were originally burned after Floyd’s death! So here is the big question: Did Derek Chauvin receive justice, or was he the victim of racial justice? What if Derek was a black cop? What if Floyd was a white victim? If either was true, would there have even been a trial?

With all of this in mind, I return to my original premise; what will replace the police department? And….more importantly, because of the George Floyd death, and trial of Derek Chauvin and the continual media assertion of police brutality…what public-serving intelligent person would want to be a cop?

My guess? Less people will want to enter the law enforcement profession, police departments will lower their standards, and we will end up with a lower standard of police departments in those cities that keep catering to the crooks rather than supporting the police.

Good luck, Minneapolis. If you defund the police, you will deserve everything that you will get.

P.S. Derek Chauvin should have been disciplined. He did not wake up that morning thinking, “I am going to kill George Floyd today.” It was an unfortunate event that took place while the police were doing their job. In my mind, George Floyd killed George Floyd. America needs to get its priorities straight, do we want a nation protected by dedicated police, or some other half-baked solution that would lead to anarchy, much like what the advocates of racial justice are promoting. It’s an easy choice: either support the police or idolize the thugs.

QUIT LOOKING FOR ALIENS! THEY’VE ALREADY LANDED!

I grew up during a time when, if you thought you had an alien encounter, you were just thought to be two bricks short of a load. The butter had melted off your cob. Your lights were on, but nobody was home. Well…you get the point. Not much was ever said about alien encounters in the sixties. But then a weird thing occurred. During one of our classes, the teacher asked if anyone ever thought they had observed anything associated with the ‘unexplained.’ In other words, an alien encounter. Over half the class, had said they had, (including me!) and this lead to some really, really interesting stories. But, unfortunately, that is not the subject of this blog.

The original purpose of writing this blog, which began in 2012, was to apply common sense ideas and solutions to current problems. So today, these common sense ideas are going to be applied to the fact that we can cease looking for life from other planets, get rid of your telescopes, defund any planetariums, because; they are already here!

We are all painfully aware of the destruction, shootings, violent crime, civil disobedience that has recently occurred as a result of the death of George Floyd. All of the 50 major cities in the U.S. have seen higher incidences of theft, homicide, car jackings, rape….you name the crime category, and it has increased significantly in all of these cities. To say that solutions are being debated at all levels of government from local to federal would be an understatement. But, leave it up to our wisely chosen elected federal officials to come up with the best solutions. Enter: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), U.S. representative from the great state of New York. The very verbal AOC said this in May of this year, “To reduce violent crime, America needs to stop building more jails.” Say what? Now what person from planet Earth, would think this was a viable solution? Less jails=less crimes? If I didn’t know she was serious, I would think this was a Saturday Night Live skit, and I would be laughing my donkey off! (Remember: I have young, impressionable grandkids, so I can’t say laughing my ass off!)

But I would like to point out one more statement by the ever popular representative who has never met a television camera she didn’t love. During a House Commission on illegal aliens in March of 2019, Representative Ocasio-Cortez said that, “illegal aliens are my constituents.” Now that presents two points of view. When she mentioned ‘illegal aliens,’ was she talking about people from Central America, or, people from Alpha Centauri? You be the judge. I could max out the memory on my computer by quoting other AOC comments, but one can only pick so much low-hanging fruit before your basket is full. Suffice it to say that her other comments are, ‘ out of this world,’ too. (Cue the Twilight Zone theme song.)

It is obvious to me that aliens are not only here singularly, but have managed to reproduce and congregate.

Do you remember a few years ago, when all statues that were associated with the Civil War had to be removed? Why? Well it was stated that these men who fought for the South, were found to be offensive by large segments of our population. I am not sure what percentage of the population found them offensive, but the statues had to go. Enter: the City of Newark, New Jersey. In light of all that has happened this past year, they erected a 700 pound bronze statue of George Floyd outside the Newark city hall. Who from this planet would honor a convict and thug? And….quite honestly, I find a statue of George Floyd to be offensive, so I want it down and it can be stored with the Civil war statues! (Why not a statue of a soldier, fireman, or policeman? Why not Buddy Valastro from Carlo’s Bakery for all the charity work he has done in the Newark area? Just sayin”.) George Floyd would not be dead if he had not passed a counterfeit bill. Floyd would probably not be dead if he wasn’t full of illegal drugs. Floyd would probably not be dead if he did not resist arrest. So tell me Earthlings, why does someone with 6 years of prison time and a long rap sheet deserve public monies to be spent on a statue? His death is a tragedy, but his life sure as hell is not noteworthy of praise. The decision by the City of Newark is another decision that is ‘out of this world.)

But just like the paid infomercials on television: “But wait…there is more!”

There is only one group of aliens that can show their true colors better than AOC or the City of Newark. (Would that color be green? ) That group would be the group that is squarely located at ground zero of the George Floyd incident, and that would be the City of Minneapolis city council. As you are aware, over 500 businesses were destroyed and looted following the George Floyd incident. This damage was horrible and horrendous to such a point that the Minneapolis police abandoned one of their precinct buildings. The destruction and rioting lasted for days. The governor of Minnesota and the Mayor of Minneapolis (aliens to be sure!) did nothing before calling out the National Guard after 4 days of nothingness. So what is the City of Minneapolis city council solution for alleviating these occurrences? Well…… they want, and did, partially defunded the police! This solution is not only ‘out of this world’, but is light years away from any common sense solution. These people have obviously come from a place much further than Alpha Centauri!.

To further explain, the City of Minneapolis had 817 officers before the George Floyd incident. Now they have 638 officers. Many fine, experienced officers retired, left the profession or moved because of the lack of support for the police during the Derek Chauvin trial. Last summer, the city council took several steps toward the defunding, including approving an amendment to remove $1 million from the police department and divert it toward the health department to hire “violence interrupters” – essentially social workers with the mission of de-escalating violent situations. In December, they diverted another $8 million from the police budget to other city services.

These fiscal moves, and the lack of city support for the police after the George Floyd incident has now….shall we say, ‘ allowed the chickens to roost.’ Minneapolis has seen an uptick in crimes that include daylight car jackings, robberies, assaults, shooting and street racing. Early 2021 crime statistics show a 250% increase in gunshot victims compared to the year-ago statistics. Rape is up 22% and robbery is up 59% compared to the previous year. Not too surprising, the 911 response times have increased, but rest assured, those “violence interrupters” will be faster than a speeding spaceship.

How could responsible Earthlings come up with these ‘out of this world ideas?’ The City of Minneapolis city council has got to be aliens from another planet, because slashing police department funds is not the solution for reducing crimes. And…reducing the number of jails will not reduce crime, either. The city council combative approach to the police, is only going to get you a lower class of policeman. Who, in their right mind, would want to be a policeman in Minneapolis? Who would want to be a “violence interrupter” in a domestic dispute, when that is the police call that the police hate and fear the most. I don’t know if the ‘violence interrupters’ have become a reality, but if they have, they will last until the first is shot or beaten…something that could easily occur in many domestic situations.

So dear readers, I have presented my case that we have been visited and infiltrated by aliens from other planets. Additionally, they must possess a form of ‘Vulcan mind meld’ that forces stupid voters into voting them into power! If that were not the case, why would these stupid, ‘out of this world’ decisions be made by the likes of AOC, the City of Newark, and the City Council of Minneapolis? But more importantly, how long are we going to tolerate their presence before we send them back to their home planets?

All Hail King Joe 1!

Why do we need a Congress?

I don’t know if you know the exact number of executive orders that King Joe 1 has signed, but here it is. So far, since being POTUS, King Joe 1 has signed 34 Executive Orders and 9 Presidential Memoranda. Most of these within the first 15 days in office. King Joe 1 must have a nuclear powered pen, because a solar powered pen would not work after dark, and King Joe doesn’t stop signing orders for anything!

Do you remember the rioting that took place at Donald Trump’s inauguration? We had unnamed celebrities (Madonna) who claimed that Donald Trump was a white supremist, Nazi, and sociopath. Apparently that was an indication of the liberal plan to ‘bring America together.’ But I digress.

This blog is written to bring about common sense solutions, and attempt to provide common sense topics for thought and discussion. So….I will get back to my first sentence. With King Joe 1 single handedly expanding the ink business with his nuclear powered pen, why do we need Congress? All we need is for him to change everything and control everything, much the same way Adolf Hitler did in Germany. (What does Madonna think of that?) Think of all the money that could be saved if we canned 535 senators and representatives! Additionally, we would save all the money from canning their overpaid, bloated staffs. The perks? We could balance the budget by eliminating congressional perks! More importantly, the quality of television news reporting would be greatly increased if we could keep all of those publicity craving egotists away from a television camera! We would have more success attempting to break heroin addicts from their habits than we would keeping the publicity hogs from a TV camera. But if we got rid of them, we could make a dent in the deficit created by the last Pelosi relief bill, deceivingly referred to as the COVID Relief bill.

What is with this Covid bill? Two trillion dollars, of which less than 10% is actually going for Covid relief. So where is that money going? Honestly, it is difficult to determine. Why? Because much of the proposed pork is hidden with slicked-up names and agencies. Purportedly, there is $150 billion for an underground tram system in Silicon Valley! Really? For that kind of money, you could just rent chauffer driven limousines for anyone going to and from work. An underground tram system buried in a Covid Relief bill? Are they trying to compete with Disneyland? Will the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ or the ‘It’s a Small World’ Disneyland themes be available to make the tram ride more enjoyable? The sad truth is that this project, being it is California, would probably still be over budget. California has a notorious reputation for not being able to bring anything at or under budget. But, alas, Nancy Pelosi and her team of minions are proposing, in this relief bill, to build that tram in her home state. This will all be done at taxpayer expense, of course.

Do you find it interesting that King Joe 1 has signed an executive order opening our southern border? Think about this: A Canadian can not enter the US, even if they have had the Covid vaccination. Conversely, an American cannot enter Canada. But, King Joe 1, in his infinite wisdom, has decided that all of the poor people from Central and South America can enter the US without any type of medical inspection. And, he has decided to halt the construction of the border wall implemented by President Trump. Apparently, every illegal immigrant is disease free and here with only the most honorable intentions. Thus, they begin their path to US citizenship by illegally entering our country.

Have you noticed what has happened to the price of gasoline since King Joe 1 became POTUS? Stopping construction on the Keystone pipeline did not help. Amazingly, construction was halted for environmental reasons, causing the lay-off of 20,000 high paid jobs either directly or indirectly involved with this project. I have bad news for those ‘tree-huggin’ environmentalists. There is no more environmentally safe method of transporting petroleum than through a pipeline. I will guarantee that more petroleum is leaked from train cars and semi-trailers in a week, than will leak from a pipeline in a year! But Warren Buffet does not own the pipeline. He owns Burlington Northern Railroad and he wants to transport all of that oil with his trains. Did I mention that the ‘Oracle of Omaha’ is a major Democrat supporter? Oops! It just slipped out and you know there would be no connection with King Joe’s decision.

As long as we are talking about oil and the energy it provides, I can’t help but discuss those people that believe we should replace all fossil fuels with other sources. I think that idea is great in theory, but it is just that…theory. While you are driving around in your electric powered Tesla, think about this. Where does the electric come from that charges you vehicle? This country has 91 nuclear power reactors that is responsible for 20% of the countries electricity. There are 430 coal fired power plants responsible for 30% of the countries electricity. The biggest amount of US electricity is provided by natural gas electric generators, providing 34%. Wind provides 6% and solar provides 1%. It would take 350 wind turbines to replace one coal fired power plant. Unless there is a nuclear reactor up your butt, we are going to need fossil fuels a little longer.

Here is another discussion point. Why do we still have 5000 National Guardsmen in Washington, D.C? Isn’t it ironic that the politicians in Washington want to take down the border wall and take your guns, while at the time of this writing, Washington is being protected by an impenetrable wire fence and a lot of people with guns. Who do they think is going to attack? St. Patrick’s day is approaching, and those Irishmen can get a little rowdy. But they will only attack the pubs in force. Is this another way of bringing the people together in Washington, D.C? Walls and guns? Are they afraid of another incident, such as occurred on January 6?

And speaking of January 6, I, like many Americans, did not want to see such an event in our nation’s Capitol. The deaths and injuries that resulted are truly tragic, and I do not support violence of any form. But having said that, the events that took place were pretty ‘weenie-wink’ compared to some of the other riots that occurred in other American cities. Portland. Minneapolis. Seattle. Kenosha. Whoever initiated the events in Washington needed to take a page from the Antifa handbook. For instance…where was the fire? No fire. Where was the smashing, grabbing and looting? Nope. None of that. Where were the pre-placed pallets of bricks? None. Tear gas? Molotov cocktails? No and no. And…Congress was allowed to reconvene by 8:00PM that evening! I bet the business owners from the aforementioned cities would have loved being able to return to work 5 hours after the riots began. They only returned to their businesses after the riots were done and their businesses were in shambles. Many will never reopen after losing their livelihoods. But, in another showing of ‘bringing the country together,’ the Democrats determined that all of this was the responsibility of the out-going POTUS, and he needs to be impeached! And, contrary to constitutional law, we want to impeach him after he leaves office. Oh yeah. That is a way to promote healing.

To say that there was much controversy surrounding the outcome of our last election would be a major understatement. Do you know what I would have done were I King Joe 1? I would have gotten on the television, and said this, “Because of the many concerns surrounding mail fraud and computer fraud, I suggest a 30 day moratorium on the election results and direct the FBI and every law enforcement agency to investigate these allegations so that you, the American public, are assured that the democratic election process and my election are secure and accurate.” Did you hear anything that sounded like this? Was the FBI tasked to investigate election fraud allegations? Not that I know of. Any other law enforcement agency? Again. Not that I know of. What we got was a wire wall and the National Guard. I find it interesting, and ironic, that the Department of Justice did not investigate any of the 1500 election fraud sworn affidavit allegations, but the FBI came out in force, like they were on steroids, to investigate the outgoing POTUS and the events surrounding the Capitol riot on January 6.

So let me get this straight. Donald Trump lost the election to King Joe 1, even though he had 11 million+ more votes than he had against Hillary Clinton. And…King Joe 1 got more votes than Barrack Obama ever dreamed of in defeating Trump. Is it now clear for you?

Many of the subjects broached in this blog are indeed bewildering, until you apply my political formula: P + P = M. Power plus prestige equals money. Once you apply that formula to the events of today in politics, the fog begins to clear. Some people will do anything, and I do mean ANYTHING to remain in power. Proof? How do poor politicians become millionaires. The answer? At our expense.

Wake up America, before it is to late.

I AM TIRED!

I am tired! No, I had a good night’s sleep. What I am getting tired about is what is happening to our country. When younger, I was sure we lived in a democracy and I was proud to be American. However, I am not sure about our democracy today! Our political system is fraudulent, filled with power and money hungry politicians, and making decisions that may destroy our way of life. We have faced four years of a president that is trying to make good decisions for this country, but he has faced every possible roadblock to his success. Just think what could have been accomplished had our government focused on governing instead of impeachment, destroying a Supreme Court Justice, the Steele Dossier, the pandemic, and too many destructive paths to mention.

Who is not tired of the pandemic? OMG! As of this writing, a day after the beginning of the new year, there are still so many questions surrounding this pandemic. Like you, I have become really tired about conflicting opinions about how and where it began, and how it is spread. It was not uncommon that people of my age have gotten the flu at least once or twice during their lifetime. Granted, we did not have a fancy name for it, such as COVID 19. It was just called the flu. And….it really made you sick. If you were unfortunate to get the flu, as I was at least twice, you stayed at home. The symptoms were: high temperature, coughing, lung congestion and the general all-around feeling that you had a gigantic body ache. The one thing that did not occur, was that the government did not shut down the economy, or send me money for missing work. Before I go any further, and receive death threats for being an idiot, I want to clarify that I do believe that COVID 19 is a real disease that can cause death, if you are high risk and have underlying conditions or are elderly. But guess what? Many of the other flus that we had did the same thing. Occasionally, a healthy person succumbed, as did many elderly.

I am tired of the draconian measures that have been taken, by the government, to stop the spread of the virus. The one fact I do know, is that it has never been proven that restaurants are ‘super spreaders’ of the disease. Fortunately, Grandma P and I live in a state where the restaurants are allowed to remain open. We try to patronize these restaurants at least twice a week, just to keep them open. Some of these restaurants have suffered hurricane damage as well, so they have suffered a ‘double whammy.’ During our last visit, we were seated so that there was a reasonable distance from other tables, and, as soon as one table was vacated, a masked server sanitized the table and chairs. Common sense was displayed by the restaurant, and by the patrons.

I am really getting tired of politicians that believe that rules and laws are for the electorate, but they are exempt from the rules. While closing down all the restaurants in California, the governor has a multi-thousand dollar meal, paid for by a lobbyist, at a swanky restaurant! Thankfully, the electorate in California are beginning to wake up, and petitioning for his recall. Unfortunately, Gavin Newsom is not the only politician that sees himself as privileged. His aunt, Nancy Pelosi, had a hair appointment in a supposedly closed beauty parlor. All of this was caught on camera. There are other examples of ‘politician privilege’ everywhere, while the general population is regulated and punished for the same behavior.

I am tired and concerned about the amount of foreign influence and money that has corrupted our elections. You don’t believe that foreign governments are not dumping millions, and billions of dollars into our elections? Just look at the upcoming Georgia election for two US senators. There is an estimated $500 million being spent on that campaign. $500 million! If that much is being spent there, how much do you think was spent on the 2020 election? Where did that money originate? I have a pretty good idea that billions of dollars are coming from China…which segues into my next paragraph.

I am tired of the media reporting stories that are 97% negative about Donald Trump and his presidency. Beyond his crass and brass personality, and his seemingly unending tweets, Trump had bushels of accomplishments for the benefit of our country. I can name at least 10 things that his administration accomplished from memory in his four years. (What has Biden accomplished in his political career? Pelosi? Shumer? I rest my case!) The media glorified the Steele dossier. They supported Trump’s impeachment, supposedly because Chuck Shumer had myriads of facts to support his impeachment. Facts that just never seem to appear, but were given more credibility than Moses receiving the ten commandments. The Democrats got nasty and created lies to denigrate and discredit the Trump Supreme Court nominees. The accusation that Brett Cavanaugh was the leader of a ‘teenage gang of rapists,’ was a clear indication of how low in the manure pile the Democrats will shovel. Have you ever wondered who owns these media outlets?

I am tired of social media, supposedly representing open forums, from censoring what is on their social platforms. Hunter Biden issues were censored, because they claimed there wasn’t any proof. Yet, the Steele dossier, and fictitious Shumer accusations against Trump were allowed freely. Unbiased? Not in a million years. And unfortunately, 65% of all Americans get their news from the intranet. This blog is being censored, as the comments on the last three blogs have not been published. A coincidence, since this all began two months before the election?

I am tired (and concerned) that a member of the House Intelligence Committee is still on the committee after having a lengthy affair with a Chinese spy. Nancy Pelosi’s driver was a Chinese spy. How much of our government have the Chinese permeated? There is one sure thing that Donald Trump did accomplish. I’ll explain. The Chinese are a very patient people. They, unlike Americans who require instant satisfaction, play the long-term game. The Western world, led by us consumer-driven Americans, have made China wealthy over the last 50 years. (See the 4/11/2020 blog: Were we in Africa, or Were we in China.) China likes being wealthy. They will use that wealth to rule the world economically, technologically and militarily. They will do all of this without having a “cum by yah’ sing- along at the UN, because they want to rule the world and don’t care one bit about globalization. But unexpectedly, along comes a political surprise by the name of Donald J. Trump. What does Trump do? Well, he passed tax credits which made it economically feasible for American companies to bring their manufacturing jobs back to the US. He drastically lowered the unemployment in America. He lowered the number of people on welfare. When American companies did not respond, he threatened to put tax levies on their goods manufactured outside the US. He renegotiated a more favorable trade agreement with China, (He also did the same with Canada and Mexico.) He did what was right for America! But you know what else he did? He pissed off the Chinese. Now they were not getting as rich as before Trump. They also observed that the US was rebuilding their military. The US is now the only major hurdle between China and world domination, which I suspect may occur within the next 20 years, if we let it! So….in the eyes of the patient Chinese, Trump must go! But at what cost? A few million? A few billion? A trillion dollars? Who owns these media sources? Who owns our politicians? Who would benefit the most from the collapse of the US economy? Who would benefit most with Trump being taken out of office? How many of these questions can be answered with one word: China.

I am really tired that many of our elected officials are so entrenched, that there is no opportunity for new faces advocating new ideas. WE NEED TERM LIMITS. Am I the only person in the United States that wants to know how a poor politician becomes a millionaire? Barrack Obama had a net worth of less than $500 thousand when he ran for president. Today, his net worth is estimated at $135 million! His salary for 8 years as POTUS was $3.2 million before taxes! How did he get to $135 million?

I am tired of the fact that our nation is so self-absorbed, that we, as a people, are too ignorant to recognize that we have enemies in the world. We have become the ‘me first’ individuals, rather than the ‘us together’ country.

I am tired of the fact that we may lose our democracy, because we allowed an election within our country with bushels of ballots being sent in the mail without verification if qualified voters actually received them. We allowed ballots to be counted that could not be substantiated. We allowed ballots to be counted that were post-marked after the election date. We allowed 38 states to count ballots with the use of a computer program that was developed outside the US; whose original purpose was to create ballot fraud, to sway the outcome of elections in foreign countries. Did we just become one of these ‘foreign countries?’ Apparently, some people think so as there are over 1500 sworn affidavits attesting to observing voter fraud. For once, I would like our bureaucracy to meddle in the form of the FBI and the DOJ. What did either do? I believe it was Stalin who said, “It’s not the vote that counts, it’s who counts the votes.”

We, as Americans, have two choices. The first is, how long are we going to tolerate the government at all levels to control our lives. Businesses closed. Schools closed. Churches closed. But you still go to Walmart and Target. I believe that the pandemic has shown bureaucracy gone amok in many areas.

The second decision is for us to recognize the threat that we have to our democracy, and what we need to do about it. We will not have honest and fair elections until some election officials are arrested for being dishonest and unfair. We will not have a fair and honest election until we prohibit, and un-elect those politicians who are taking huge sums of foreign monies to maintain power. That issue would disappear if we had term limits, so that 40 year entrenched politicians would begin to do what is ‘right for America,’ than what is right for a foreign power or lobbyist or themselves.

It is up to you, America! I’m tired. Time for a nap. But please decide what you want. The clock is ticking for us and future generations. The Chinese are patient.