Thought control

Facebook takes its role as protector of Liberalism quite seriously. Gab had warned people that Facebook was blocking a Gateway Pundit article on Hunter Biden’s Porn Hub account. So naturally I immediately post it on Facebook. Which immediately got me suspended for a week (FYI you’re better off contesting suspensions). The suspension goes on to talk about “violating their community standards” on the posting of nudity and sexual behavior. They then list body parts and I’m going what?? This is a news story about a presidential candidate’s son who funneled millions to his dad, and Facebook is talking about nipples and genitalia!

Just amazing. My immediate thought was that I wouldn’t be able to comment on Facebook about the election in 4 days, but then I realized with the slowest State taking 9 days for the count plus the guaranteed court battles, nothing is going to be known for weeks anyway! This goes along with the Senate’s ‘Big Tech’ (BT) censorship hearings and Twitter censoring Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan’s Tweet about the wall. YouTube is all over the censorship thing too. You can’t go a day without hearing about someone’s video being pulled or account suspended.

Andrew Torba on Gab was talking about major trends in social media. I don’t think he was just blowing smoke when he said the long term monopoly and subsequent censorship by BT was not sustainable. He was looking at Gab’s numbers and seeing good things using their business model. The “slow build”, being honest, being transparent, making absolute freedom on their platform the goal. Another major idea that Gab uses that is incomprehensible to BT is that Gab does it without advertisers.

A sub irony of the Hunter Biden story was that it was coming from Gateway Pundit, who bans people at the drop of a hat. These companies really want to control speech. No I mean really. Looking at historical trends I can’t imagine a time or circumstance when limiting speech bore fruit. I just can’t. Twitter banning the New York Post story on Joe Biden. Facebook bending over to protect Hunter Biden. All these blatant, obvious examples of censorship just days before the election. America is definitely on the edge, which way does it fall? Towards censorship or towards freedom?

As long as the Evil One loses

5 days away from the election (only a couple of months away from knowing the results), and something occurred to me. I think I’ll be fine if Biden wins (I have to assume he will, the Democrats are too good at cheating not to), and the subsequent going to hell of the country. I’m fine with the End Times. But there’s one big ‘if’. If Susan Collins of Maine loses.

I don’t mind commie libs, if that’s what they run as. If they’re open about it and identify with the Democrat Party, that’s fine. But what absolutely sends me through the roof are traitors. The Benedict Arnold. The Susan Collins. I can’t stand them. And I wonder how the voters of Maine can? When I heard a couple of days ago Collins was trailing in the polls, I have to say a wave of elation swept over me.

6 corporations

“There is danger in the concentration of control in the television and radio networks, especially in the large television and radio stations; danger in the concentration of ownership in the press… and danger in the increasing concentration of selection by book publishers and reviewers and by the producers of radio and television programs.”
— Eugene McCarthy (1916-2005)
http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Eugene.McCarthy.Quote.A7B0

McCarthy saw it 50 years ago, imagine what its like today? We are told that 6 corporations own 95% of the media in this country. That’s not good. I know Gannett and the Cox family own a huge number of the newspapers. I know iHeart owns most of radio. And I don’t know anything, imagine what the people who do could tell you? All I do know, is that ‘they’ work really hard to convince us its D vs R. That its a 2-lane road.

You need to find someone else to bug Story County Democrats

Damn those people are obnoxious. They get your number and they never let go. I can’t believe they’re selling a lot of tickets with their platform of America hating communism, but they talk on the TV of a Blue Wave so who knows. Me I’m too old for that shit, though I understand it sells with young idiots. Old farts remember a Democrat Party of JFK. Those were Americans, not these young terrorists rioting across the land. I don’t buy that shit.

A party that promises to raise taxes and kill babies don’t work for me. I just don’t get it. What has the world come to? That their bullshit is treated as legitimate political thought? Its just mindboggling. They burn, loot and murder the past 4 years, and now that its an even numbered year in the fall they say, “Oh, and could we have your vote?” WTH! You don’t get to disrespect the flag, disrespect the country, disrespect those who disagree with you, disrespect the President, then act all sweet and innocent when you want my vote. It don’t work that way.

Iowa Democrats have a message

Iowa Republicans don’t. Iowa politics is generally rather staid. The biggest question for 50 years was whether Branstad would win by 7 points or 10? Whether or not Grassley would even have an opponent. Incumbents are never voted out. They retire or seek another office but they are never voted out. Iowa Democrats lead by Theresa Greenfield (pictured above) are going to clean house 11/3. Its going to be a bloodbath. King lost his primary, that never happens.

Greenfield is such a superior candidate. She stands for something other than corporate lobbyists. In 50 years I’ve never seen Iowa Republicans so intellectually bankrupt. I can see coattails on this one. Her TV ads are very powerful. Her messages are simple and clearly stated. Its never been so clear that all the Republicans stand for is big ag and the insurance industry.

The irony is that at the national level the Biden campaign has nothing, they are completely bankrupt of new ideas. They offer no reason to vote for them. Greenfield ads on the other hand have gutted Ernst and left her body on an Iowa fencepost. They take her to task on SSA, Medicare, jobs, corporate welfare, her ads are ripping Ernst a new one. Its funny the national Democrats and the big money targeted Ernst, she’s about as wishy washy a liberal Republican as you can get. She’s got the rural vote because she brings home the ethanol subsidies.

The House races are no different as far as I can see. They don’t have the money the Senate race has, but are just as devastating. From what I can see even Feenstra in Iowa’s rural/conservative 4th could lose. No way David Young wins in Iowa’s 3rd. But perhaps the most amazing story in this year of political earthquakes, is how talk radio completely missed it. I’ll be really curious to see how it all comes out.

A fun show to listen to after an election is Iowa Politics Wednesday on the NPR affiliates. They get everything wrong in their predictions, but act like they saw it all coming the day after. Not that any of this matters, as I have stated a hundred times, this government in its current configuration cannot work. Aside from the obvious of Congress taking money from the lobbyists they are supposed to be regulating, it is now revealed through Hunter Biden’s laptop that Joe Biden has been part of an extortion racket of epic proportions and will never be brought to justice.

Just like Hillary. Joe’s corruption they just dismiss with a wave of the hand and the phrase, “Russian disinformation“. With Hillary they told us it was perfectly normal to go around busting up cell phones with a hammer, and for the Secretary of State to run her email off a private server in her basement (and delete 33K of them when an investigation is in progress). The complete absence of law and order does not bode well for a “nation of laws”.

Most importantly, I think Republicans could lose the Iowa Legislature. Where that affects me is with gun rights. Gunowners by and large are really stupid. The 2 concepts where they lose are failure to look ahead and for everyone to contribute. We’ve had it incredibly good the past 10 years with right to carry. Democrats and liberal sheriffs are chomping at the bit to roll that back.

[Just to be clear, I didn’t say the Democrats had the right message, I just said they had a message. If TV ads right before an election was how you made your decision, then there’s no contest is all I’m saying.]

Constitutional Convention

Our system of government is beyond repair. I notice American thought is about 25 – 30 years behind mine, so with any luck you’ll catch up. I just won’t see it in my lifetime. My first post on Donald Trump was in 2010 as an example. I saw the transition in terminology starting about 1990, where illegal aliens became undocumented immigrants, to now where they are just ‘immigrants’.

I saw what was happening in slow-motion 30 years ago with all that. I even took a letter down to their front desk on that very subject when they were at their original building at 5th & Locust (?). I saw what was happening with NAFTA in ’93. The communist takeover of the schools. The impact of constant military intervention around the world and how it would cause everyone to resent us.

The complete turnover of manufacturing to China. As in my previous post, ‘Total Political Consciousness‘, watching these things in slow-motion that to normal people whiz by over their head, too fast to see them. This one is so childlike, its so First Grade, that I’m embarrassed to bring it up! And what makes it worse is it won’t even register with people! Its so basic, elemental and fundamental, but they still won’t get it!

How can you expect your system of government to work when the people who write the laws are taking money from the people they are supposedly ‘regulating’?” Isn’t that embarrassing? That I should have to point that out to allegedly smart people? Graft is written into the system and you think its going to work? Its ridiculous. Then those same Congressmen the day after they leave, can join those lobbying firms!

A fundamentally flawed system and people go out and vote every 4 years like this time its going to work! Absolute lunacy. It never changes. There’s been no catalyst to effect that change, yet for some reason people think it will (what those magic properties are escape me). Nothing ever gets done. We are $27 trillion in debt with nothing to show for it.

Illegals waltz in, jobs waltz out. Less than 3 weeks before the election, and Washington is so dysfunctional they can’t even agree to buy votes with a new “stimulus package”! Think about that, they can’t even come together long enough to pass out money! They have hit rock bottom. Rephrase: We have hit rock bottom.

Its clearly time for another Constitutional Convention. A total reset. A new government. What’s ironic was that the original one over the summer of 1787 as I understand it was actually just to tweak the Articles of Confederation, not to come up with a new Constitution. Here we need to, and the crooks refuse!

“The lesson that Americans today have forgotten or never learned — the lesson which our ancestors tried so hard to teach — is that the greatest threat to our lives, liberty, property, and security is not some foreign government, as our rulers so often tell us. The greatest threat to our freedom and well-being lies with our own government!

— Jacob G. Hornberger

T.P.C.

Total Political Consciousness. Most people never reach it. Only took me 6 decades (huffs on knuckles in a superior manner). Ordinary people go to vine covered buildings for 4 years supposedly to achieve it, and come out dumber than they went in. That is why I’m here. Election season has crystalized it for me. I saw a fundraising ad for Trump this morning, “Donate in the next 30 minutes and your donation will be tripled!” My response? So?

Even if you do keep the Senate you won’t have the House, like you did in 2017 / 2018. So what is it you’re supposedly going to do in another 4 years that you couldn’t do in the first 4? You’re not going to do anything. I understand you’d like to, but political reality is you can’t. That got me thinking about the Ernst vs Greenfield Senate race. The best ad Greenfield could run is, “Why does Ernst need 6 more years?” Another 6 years to do nothing?

That doesn’t make a lot of sense. Republicans had campaigned the entire Obama years that they were going to repeal Obamacare when they got in! Well, they got in. Did they do anything? Of course not. The language has changed a little bit, but they’re basically campaigning on the same issues they were 52 years ago in the 1968 election.

Same issues as today, Democrats still rioting in the streets, nothing’s changed. The Republican’s slogan is essentially: “We’re not as bad!” They promise to drive off the cliff at a responsible 55 mph, not zooming off like the Democrats! The people want term limits, they’ve wanted them for a longtime. But for some reason it just never happens.

One of the organizations you’d think you’d be able to get some support on this, is the John Birch Society. But no, they don’t want to have the Constitutional Amendment required for that. They take this Pollyannaish stance saying its up to the voters to vote out the bad seed. No matter how many decades go by and it doesn’t happen, this insist that for some unsupported reason, that it soon will.

They’re also AWOL on the other ‘last ditch’ effort to get this country back on track. This government as currently configured cannot ever work. The most obvious reason being that we allow Congress to take money from the very people that they are supposed to be regulating. I’m sorry if that’s a rather Kindergarten notion, but it also happens to be true. The very definition of graft.

So when you have a government that corrupt, there is no reform of course, it has to go. The 2 ways to do that within our system is either by Constitutional Convention (a complete reset), or Convention of the States, a fundamental overhaul. That’s it, those are the only 2 options. But for some reason the groups like the John Birch Society are totally against this.

They fear would could happen with the Constitutional can opened, but for some reason they don’t fear what is happening. You’re headed straight for the cliff, and unless you change course, you’re going over. But for some reason JBS thinks that even though they’ve done the exact same thing 100 times and nothing has changed, this time, the 101st, is going to be different!

It makes no sense. They never have the answer to the question: What is your catalyst for change? Why will this time be different? Its the same with people who continue to vote, why? Why is this time going to be different? Everything that makes this government inoperably corrupt is still in place, on what basis do you think things will change?

[Ernst and Grassley: “What do you mean we didn’t do anything, we brought home ethanol subsidies!? What else is there?”]

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!
— Benjamin Franklin

Don’t act all surprised, you made her

For somebody who hasn’t served 1 term, AOC has one hell of a lot of influence (you know you’ve arrived when you’re known by your initials: RBG, JFK, AOC). All that power was given to her by the conservative media. I don’t know what’s more laughable, the people writing the articles about her, or the comments section. One of the common themes is how “stupid” she is. Really? She took out an 18 year incumbent of her own party, beat the Republican and is leading the 435 member House as a freshman. That’s stupid? I’d say its more like you are.

Another common complaint about her is that “she’s a socialist!” Yeah, she never claimed any different. Once again the stupid ball is in your court. What the hell did you think she was? Here’s another one, stupid. You have over a dozen Republicans who run as a Republican, but vote as a Democrat. They’re the liars. They’re the ones operating under false pretenses. I’m sorry you’re dumb as a stump, but that’s not her fault. Why do you allow Benedict Arnolds in your party? How stupid is that? Why do you allow that? Once again the stupid ball is in your court.

So in 4 years she will be running for President. She’s already a household name, thanks to the conservative media. She’s eloquent, fiery and attractive. You have to figure after Hillary and Joe Biden she’s going to look pretty good to Dem voters. And the conservative media (swear to God) will go around looking under rocks to try and find out who made her such a powerful force.

The more I think about it the more I’m sure how ridiculous this is. (in a hillbilly voice:) “She’s a socialist!” What was your first clue? When she told you she was? She’s not hiding anything, she’s honest if nothing else. Susan Collins is your liar. Lisa Murkowski is your liar. Mitt Romney is your liar. Rob Portman is your liar. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not. You’re the frickin’ idiot that can’t distinguish between who’s a liar and who ain’t. Its like damn, how stupid are you?

“Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.”
— Benjamin Disraeli
(1804-1881) Prime Minister of England, statesman, novelist
http://libertytree.ca/quotes/Benjamin.Disraeli.Quote.504D

“Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb”

President Trump last night was letting his thoughts be known about the FDA throwing up the latest roadblock in finding a cure for the China virus. This is the same bureaucratic bullshit that got Hydroxychloroquine banned, and doomed thousands to an early death. So CNBC right on cue brings on their ‘expert’ to explain why Trump is crazy. The expert is former FDA head Scott Gottlieb.

During the interview it comes out (they think nothing of it) that Gottlieb went straight from regulating pharmaceutical companies (Illumina and Pfizer) to sitting on their Board of Directors! Nobody sees a conflict of interest with that?? Its like all the Congressmen over all the decades who went straight from government to lobbyist! Good God, and we’re supposed to believe there’s not a financial interest with the current FDA head?

That maybe if he makes sure the cheap 70 year old malaria drug gets banned (to the financial benefit of the makers of Remdesivir), that he’ll get some cushy board positions when he leaves “government service”. Remdesvir at $3,100 a patient versus $1 a pill for Hydroxychloroquine, is much more attractive. Believe it or not.

When did graft and corruption become okay?

This government is one of enumerated powers

John Marshall

This government is acknowledged by all, to be one of enumerated powers.”

— Justice John Marshall

That’s a pretty simple concept isn’t it? We ‘numbered’ them. We ‘listed’ them. There’s nothing ‘implied’ about your powers, we either listed them or we didn’t. In fact the 9th and 10th Amendments say that if you don’t see it on the list, then its up to the States. I mean its hard to be more clear than that.

But modern Congresses have managed to screw it up. They know better. What our Founders did was put a paragraph header telling Congress, “When you do the things below, do it in such a way that benefits everyone. Don’t play favorites among the States.” They referred to this as ‘general welfare’. Modern Congresses took that to mean, “Ignore everything we just said, do whatever the hell you want.”

Its just so asinine they expect us to believe that crap. They now even refer to it as “the general welfare clause”. A clause in a contract falls under a paragraph and section, not as a header.

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