How can you not “get it”?

Republicans are all in shock that a druggy kicked out of the Navy (Hunter Biden), with no other discernible skills, was somehow able to turn that into making billion dollar deals with China and Ukraine! Spare me the indignation. He parlayed his dad’s position as Vice President and point man on Ukrainian affairs, and China, to make billions. That’s how you guy’s in Congress have done everyday for a hundred years! Don’t be all, “Shocked! Shocked!” now, it doesn’t become you.

I’ve come to the conclusion the American people really don’t get it. The crooks in Congress are sophisticated thieves. They’re not taking bags of cash at the foot of the Jefferson Memorial from lobbyists at midnight. They have more refined methods of graft than that. And since they write the laws, its all perfectly legal. Let’s take a look at the 5 biggies, FAANG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google).

I only made it through Facebook and Apple and found 2 politically connected; Al Gore (No!) and Erskine Bowles. That’s how payoffs work. There are thousands of companies across the land employing spouses and adult children of Congressmen to the detriment of free enterprise. This is Corporatism.


“Can you imagine working at the following Company? It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics: 29 have been accused of spousal abuse. 7 have been arrested for fraud. 19 have been accused of writing bad checks. 117 have bankrupted at least two businesses. 3 have been arrested for assault. 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit. 14 have been arrested on drug-related charges. 8 have been arrested for shoplifting. 21 are current defendants in law suits. 84 were stopped for drunk driving in 1998 alone. Can you guess which organization this is? Give up? It’s the 535 members of your United States Congress. The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upon hundreds of new laws designed to keep the rest of us in line.”

— Jack Sharp
Capitol Hill Blue editor

Or, put him to sleep

Cops love nothing better than getting the call, “Man with a knife.” They can scream up to the location (immediate proximity, breaking their own ’21 foot rule’), hop out of their protective cover (their) vehicle, not wait for backup, and say, “I had to kill the suspect!” Yeah when you do it that way I suppose so.

The video above shows a polar bear that stumbled into town in Alaska getting shot with a tranquilizer dart. No drama. Nobody dies. No screaming lights and sirens. No shouting commands for the bear to, “Show me your hands!” “Show me your hands!” Get down on the ground!” One shot. One thousand one… one thousand two… and he’s out like a light. They load the bear in a truck and take him back to the woods. Its Miller time.

One of my favorite channels on YouTube is Active Self Protection. John Correa takes dozens and dozens and dozens of video surveillance footage of all manner of crimes and narrates what did happen, what could have happened and what should have happened. These virtually all come from the United States and Brazil (a running joke) with a sprinkling of very polite crooks from Canada.

A large portion of these videos are cops shooting mental patients holding knives. Notice I didn’t say healthy, muscular young men charging officers with homicidal intent. I said mumbling, stumbling, ill people out of their minds, being shot dead because we’ve closed the mental hospitals, and they’re now walking around loose. The cops love these because the get to put a notch on their Glock. A little live target practice.

The mortician gets some business. The wife of the cop gets some that night. Rambo in blue gets to puff out his chest. Everybody’s happy. Except the dead guy. Whenever I bring this notion up, putting someone to sleep instead of killing them, they crank up the excuse machine.

“What if you miss… what if he keeps charging… what if he has a medical issue and can’t handle the tranquilizer… what if he has other drugs that combine with the tranquilizer… what if one suspect is twice the weight of the next…” What if! What if! What if!

Yeah, yeah whatever. We do know being shot by a Glock 17 multiple times will get you killed. Let’s see, what’s better, having a chance for life? Or no chance? “Chances for $800 Alex!” A tranquilizer rifle is good to 160 yards. It takes 2 seconds to drop the animal. You can set up 2 dosages, 150 pound man and 200 pound man. You run into a big man, shoot him with 1 of each. It contains multiple rounds. Cut the excuses and do it.

No man is stronger than a bear. No man is faster than a bear. No man is more dangerous than a bear. In Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, they do this all the time. Wolfs, cougars, bears. They wander into town or have to be moved to a new location, they put them to sleep. Surely a human deserves the same consideration as an animal.

Your State has Rights

Whenever President Clinton or President Obama would overstep their bounds and piss off conservatives, the base would call for Republican Governors to thwart that action by exerting States Rights. And for the past 30 years RINO governors and state legislators would explain, “We’d like to but the Feds would take away our highway money!” And Federal overreach would proceed.

The Democrats proved all that was a lie. When Trump threatened to withhold Federal monies because of their declaration of being “sanctuary cities” for illegals, they won. They courts backed them up. On an illegal action no less. Unlike the Constitutional principles the base tried to get the RINOs to stand up for the past 30 years.

The past 200 years has all been a big lie. The States started out as coequals and could be again. The Democrats proved that. They don’t let Trump do squat. When he tried to investigate the amount of illegals who voted in 2016, they just refused to cooperate with the investigation and suffered no consequences! None.

For people on the Right we’ve known one thing for a long time, it all comes down to the Second Amendment. Lose that and you lose everything. There is no tomorrow.

Which brings us to voting. Having spent a lifetime around activists, I know how they think. They get excited about the high-profile races. The presidency, a senate race, maybe a governors race. Every once in awhile a hard-fought U.S. House race. People now are gearing up for Trump versus whatever dingbat the Dems put up.

I submit none of that matters. Washington is gone. It is so thoroughly and utterly corrupt it ceases to function in any meaningful manner. We are literally 5 to 7 years away from financial collapse and there is no one talking about that in DC. We are on our own. I am through voting at the Federal level.

I submit the only thing the freedom fighter should be concerned about is their State House races and contributing to their state NRA affiliate (the national NRA is defunct). In Ames for example their are 2 House seats. That means all you have to sway is about 2,000 votes. You can literally knock on every single door in a district.

10 hardworking activists could do a lot to get those 2,000 votes behind a candidate that was 100% pro-gun. You’d have to target Republicans who don’t normally vote and independents. 17 States have permit-less or Constitutional carry. You get a majority of States that have that and its going to be damn near impossible to take away our guns.

There you have it. State House races are not sexy, glamorous or fun. But they are doable. They are the nitty gritty, the door to door that freedom unfortunately hangs on. A lot of radicals would rather have a Civil War and be done with it. It may come to that. But there is a lot less chaos if gunowners could just see where their future lies. Freedom isn’t free.

The other area that is absolutely critical to preserving the Second Amendment is supporting your State’s NRA affiliate. As mentioned the 17 states that have permit-less carry were greatly helped (sometimes invaluably) by these NRA affiliates. Yes the national NRA has a real good chance of going bankrupt or collapsing through palace intrigue, but you can greatly help your local. Its also the entity that would search out and verify the State House candidates that were 100% pro-firearm.

Practical situational awareness

As society degenerates further and further, it pays (even in small town Iowa) to have some sense of self-defense capability. This especially came to mind when a young woman was mugged in the evening at a park here in Ames a couple of Sundays ago. On YouTube its all about the best weapon or the best martial art to keep you safe. None of that will matter if you get ambushed.

We don’t even tax the richest

As America enters third stage bankruptcy, its amazing we don’t even tax the wealthiest. No wonder we’re going bankrupt, we’re not taxing the majority of the wealth. In a few years (2024 by some estimates, 2026 by others), the intelligentsia will suddenly discover a fiscal crisis! Something must be done now! The national debt will then be so large it can no longer be ignored. The rest of us saw a problem 25 years ago when there was roughly only a  $3.5 trillion dollar national debt.

The picture of Mary Greeley Hospital in Ames is a good representation of the problem. Mary Greeley is the largest employer in Story County, yet they pay no taxes, does anyone see a problem here? I counted up one time I think there were 32 churches in Ames, they don’t pay taxes. At the university in Ames there are various Foundations associated with it, they don’t pay taxes. When you’re not taxing the majority of the wealth you’re going to have a problem.

That’s the issue, Churches, Hospitals and Foundations don’t pay taxes.

Just in one small town there are billions of dollars not being taxed. Let me rephrase that, not officially. They have payoffs they make to political cronies to escape the tax man, but they don’t officially pay taxes. They just make sure to contribute to the right people. So in just 5 to 7 years when SSA and Medicare payments are drastically slashed because we’re out of money, hurting the poor the most, the richest will continue to go untaxed.

Forget “their fair share”, they’re not paying anything.

Swear to God a lot of people think hospitals are charities. Because they are categorized as “nonprofits”, a lot of people think they don’t make money! That’s simply their classification for tax purposes. It took me 50 years to figure it out but I did. In every community every hospital has been on a 50 year building spree. That’s cause they can only hold so much cash. I noticed it 40 years ago at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. They were on a building spree then and they’ve never ceased.

They can’t hold all that excess income as cash.

They can only pay a certain amount of ungodly salary to 10 times the administrators and hospital board members they should have, before it begins to look obscene. So they have to do something with the cash. In Ames, Mary Greeley’s façade on the addition wasn’t going to match the old covering (you wouldn’t want them to not be fashionable would you??), so they literally tore off ALL the old exterior at some incredible cost, to put on a new exterior to match the addition!

People are really so stupid they don’t know what’s going on. Rush and other RINOs like to say “The poor don’t even pay taxes!” What they are referring to is the Federal Income Tax. A.) They do. And B.) You better believe they pay SSA and Medicare tax on every dime they earn. The rich don’t. The rich quit paying tax on SSA once their wages go above  $113,000.

Texas sentencing reminds one of Ames injustice

The sentencing down in Texas of that homicidally incompetent cop Amber Guyger, reminded me of the lack of consequences of when Ames officer Adam McPherson gunned down in cold blood the unarmed 19 year old Tyler Comstock . The chase was over when Comstock’s truck was stuck between a tree and a squad car, and McPherson shot him where he sat. McPherson claimed felony engine revving (Comstock’s tires were spinning on the wet grass because he was pinned in).

McPherson was “cleared of all wrongdoing”. How I’m not sure. Probably had a lot to do with the lazy and incompetent Story County Attorney at the time. The one thing they’re good at is protecting each other, in a sort of homicidal circle jerk. The Texas cop got a whole 10 years for murder. It came out today she’s up for parole in 5. Which, as questionable as 5 years is, is at least something. Sorry Tyler, the system failed you many, many times.

.45 on the hip

It will be interesting to see where we are 1 year from now, now that Florida teachers who have met the requirements can carry a firearm in school. The naysayers have predictably predicted the end of the world as we know it! I never have and never will understand the righteousness of not only dying in a “pure” manner, but letting those in your charge be slaughtered as well?!

As a gun knowledgeable person it amazes me what won’t be tried in the schools. There are ‘smart’ guns that require a coded ring, watch or fingerprint to make the gun workable. There are quick access gun safes that would mount under a desk to provide perfect gun security. Rather than a fairly hard to use handgun, a carbine or shotgun could be mounted in a concealed wall safe.

None of this will be utilized in favor of the cliched ‘.45 on the hip’, open to all the problems. Having it taken from the teacher, inaccurate in its use. We’ll see. My other gripe is it will stop there. 1% of the staff being armed with a firearm, instead of 100% being armed with non-lethal means. After the first accident they’ll say, “See! It doesn’t work!”

They’ll adopt the pervasive “can’t do” attitude sweeping America in the last several generations, and not attempt all means necessary to guard kids. The skills every teacher is capable of using with a non-lethal weapon. I had someone try to tell me online, “Oh 25 states or so already let teachers be armed.” Yeah? Then why are they making such a big deal about Florida?

They’re the canary in the coal mine. If it should be a rousing success, I could see self-defense breaking out in any number of areas. Convenience stores, box stores, malls, sports stadiums….

The top of the pyramid has no ‘sides’

Ever since the 2016 election Democrats have been talking about overturning the will of the people through the impeachment of President Trump. He hadn’t even taken office and they were plotting his removal! Russia Gate was supposed to do that and failed. Recently this nonsense about Ukraine is their next best hope. Which is funny as they are completely ignoring Joe and Hunter Biden’s self enrichment schemes, to invent stuff about Trump.

Trump always thought his ace in the hole was the Republican Senate when it came to an impeachment vote. You’d think that. I predicted in a November 2016 post the backstabbing that would go on in that Senate led by John McCain. I hadn’t counted on him assuming room temperature. No matter, Mitt Romney stepped up to take his place.

He along with 10 other Republican Senators voted with the Democrats to take away Trump’s funding of the border wall through an emergency declaration (not that any of this matters, Ann Coulter discovered that the only wall being built is replacement wall, not new wall). From what I understand only 18 Republican votes are needed for an impeachment conviction (67 votes representing a two thirds majority). These 11 have shown their true colors for the umpteenth time.

Susan Collins (ME), Mitt Romney (UT), retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN), along with Sens. Roy Blunt (MO), Mike Lee (UT), Jerry Moran (KS), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), Rob Portman (OH), Pat Toomey (PA), and Roger Wicker (MS). 11 traitors. 11 Deep State operatives. These 11 showed just last week what they were capable of.

Trump was elected on 1 issue: illegal immigration. These 11 voted to take away funding for a wall to prevent that. These 11 would easily vote for impeachment, “For the good of the country.” The Senate is currently divided 51 – 49. Those 11 put the count at 60. They just need 7 more. You know Joni Ernst is good for it. That leaves 6. With the entire media calling for impeachment? I wouldn’t want to be Trump.

The point of the title is that Washington is not built on a Left vs Right divide. At the top there is the Elite, the Insiders, the Deep State, the Establishment, and everybody else. Trump is not part of the in crowd, he is for the People. It seems the American people will never get past the con.

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