This basically exemplifies the two-tiered “justice” system that we live in in the United States. If you were to hide your income from the Fed, you would get audited by the IRS, pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and spend about a decade in jail. But New York Governor Andrew Cuomo hid the data of how many people he killed in nursing and retirement homes from Trump’s DOJ in order to avoid being investigated, and I highly doubt anything will come of it.
In a private meeting with New York Democrat lawmakers, Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa apologized to said lawmakers, not to admit fault in how the administration handled the Chinese coronavirus pandemic in the state, but because hiding all this stuff made it harder for them in the election and inconvenienced them against their Republican opponents.
According to The New York Post, DeRosa had said that the Cuomo administration “had rebuffed a legislative request for the tally in August because ‘right around the same time, [President Trump] turns this into a giant political football.’”
“He starts tweeting that we killed everyone in nursing homes,” she continued. “He starts going after [New Jersey Gov. Phil] Murphy, starts going after Newsom, starts going after Gretchen Whitmer… [Trump] directs the Department of Justice to do an investigation into us. And basically, we froze. Because then we were in a position where we weren’t sure if what we were going to give to the Department of Justice, or what we give to you guys, what we start saying, was going to be used against us while we weren’t sure if there was going to be an investigation. That played a very large role into this.”
“So we do apologize. I do understand the position that [Democrats] were put in. I know that it is not fair. It was not our intention to put you into that political position with the Republicans.”
The first indication of any semblance of an apology from the Cuomo administration regarding how they handled the Chinese coronavirus, and it isn’t directed at the people of New York, nor at the families of those who they killed, but at the Democrat candidates who were “inconvenienced” by the covering up of genocide by the governor. This is right out of a Hollywood movie in terms of an evil government organization.
The New York Post also points out that they weren’t just lying to the Feds (a crime which would land pretty much anyone else in jail, but not to the ruling class), but also to the media (no surprise there) and even “fought a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the Empire Center on Public Policy.”
They tried their damned hardest to make sure that the number of people that they killed would not be released to the public. And largely for political reasons, as DeRosa pointed out.
Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi said in a prepared statement: “We explained that the Trump administration was in the midst of a politically motivated effort to blame democratic states for COVID deaths and that we were cooperating with Federal document productions and that was the priority and now that it is over we can address the state legislature.”
Politically motivated or not, Trump was CORRECTLY pointing out that Democrats were doing a terrible job in handling the Chinese coronavirus and correctly pointed out that Cuomo outright KILLED thousands of people through just his March 25 nursing home executive order alone. Their effort to hide that information was, among the biggest things, politically motivated because if they showed everyone how incompetent, at best, Democrats are in governing, fewer people would have a reason to vote for Biden over Trump. They wanted Trump out and kept damaging information from the public in order to achieve that.
They attack Trump with exactly what they themselves are culpable of, but there’s nothing new about that.
At any rate, The NY Post also pointed out that last month, NY AG Letitia James released (for some reason) quite the damning report about the estimation of nursing home deaths in the state, and Health Commissioner Howard Zucker finally relented and released figures showing that, by January 19, 12,743 people had died in nursing homes.
It’s worth mentioning that a day before that number was released, the NY DOH was publicly acknowledging only 8,711 deaths in nursing homes, which in itself showed how incompetent, at best, Cuomo is.
Further, in a Wednesday letter to lawmakers, Zucker acknowledged that the tally had risen to 13,297, and that number climes to 15,049 when counting assisted living/adult care facilities.
It’s because of that report by the NY Attorney General that Cuomo went on to have a rather controversial press conference (to an extent, seeing as the fake news media made sure to bury that conference as much as they could so as to not hurt their comrade) in which he said: “Who cares [if they] died in the hospital, died in a nursing home? They died.”
That was Cuomo’s “What difference does it make?” moment, but the fake news media made sure to keep that from being known to as many people as possible, instead trying to center around the sham second impeachment of Trump which just about NOBODY cares about because everyone knows it’s a sham.
Even *I* haven’t talked much about it because it’s pretty much irrelevant. Trump is, unsurprisingly, innocent of everything they are accusing him of, and the entire process is so unconstitutional and illegitimate that even CHIEF JUSTICE ROBERTS, who HATES Trump, wanted no part in it. The only reason they were trying to convict him now that he’s out of office is so that they could try to say that he can’t run again because conviction means he legally can’t run for office again. Which would have been more believable and a bigger threat if this wasn’t an unconstitutional and illegal trial, therefore even if Trump had been convicted (which he wasn't going to be anyway), why would he not run again anyway?
But at any rate, returning to the subject of this article, Andrew Cuomo undoubtedly deserves to go to jail. If not for carrying on a genocide of the elderly, at the very least for lying to the Feds. They went after Michael Flynn for him FORGETTING a detail he had testified to months earlier, so why would the Feds not go after Cuomo for lying to them about how many people he’s killed?
That is the kind of question we could realistically ask ourselves if we lived in a just, or at least impartial and law-abiding/enforcing, society. Like I said in the opening of this article, the situation exemplifies the two-tiered justice system that exists in this country.
If you or I were to hide information from the government, or if Cuomo were a Republican (non-Establishment, of course), the DOJ would come hard on the culprits, the FBI would be raiding offices, the works. But Cuomo is a comrade of the establishment, so he will get away with it.
During the Wednesday conference with lawmakers, DeRosa said that it appeared that the DOJ would not be going after them for the genocide they carried out: “All signs point to they are not looking at this, they’ve dropped it. They never formally opened an investigation. They sent a letter asking a number of questions and then we satisfied those questions and it appears that they’re gone.”
Of course they’re gone, the establishment never goes after their own. And, by the way, this would still be the case even if Trump were currently serving his earned second term. Keep in mind that Cuomo was actively killing the elderly in his state at the very least beginning on March 25, when he gave his executive order to fill nursing and retirement homes with sick people. That was in 2020, when Trump was still the sitting president and Barr was his AG. Barr, being an establishment rat, had zero intention whatsoever to investigate Cuomo’s crimes against humanity.
Cuomo absolutely deserves to be thrown in prison for a number of crimes, the least of which was lying to the federal government, but just because he deserves it doesn’t mean that that’s what he’ll get.
Well, I say that, I don’t know exactly what will happen. Maybe some day, he will be thrown in prison like he should but I wouldn’t hold my breath for it, particularly any time soon.
Even if any investigation of him were to be opened, like one was opened for the Clinton emails by Obama’s DOJ, it won’t result in anything resembling justice, just like the Clinton investigation.
But they will one day receive the just punishment that they deserve, whether in this life or the next.
“Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it completely.”
Unfortunately, today is the inauguration of this country’s first known occupier of the oval office, coming as a result of the Establishment working really hard to defeat Trump. Republicans always hated their most popular leader since Reagan and wanted revenge against the people who elected him and re-elected him.
However, there are a plethora of reasons to believe (and very well know) that Joe Biden is not the rightful winner of the 2020 election, neither is he deserving of the title of President of the United States. One of the reasons is the fact that President Trump’s approval rating remains just about the same in recent time as it was during the days, weeks and months leading up to the election.
On his way out, President Trump enjoys FAR better approval ratings than the last Republican president, George W. Bush, who saw historically low ratings of 22% as he was leaving office in 2009. Even Pew’s obviously biased poll showing Trump at 29% approval is still considerably higher than Bush’s, but like I just said, that one was obviously biased and an outlier.
Even NBC’s poll showed that he was around the same (40%) over the last few weeks and days as he was throughout most of his presidency.
And Rasmussen shows that, at least for the last full day of Trump’s presidency, the last real president enjoyed an approval rating of 51%.
Further, despite how undeserving the Republican Party is, Trump is leaving the GOP stronger than Bush did, with Democrats holding a very slim majority in the House (plenty of people assume there will be a red wave in 2022, but one can assume that Democrats will look to cheat in that election as well, so I don’t know how certain it is that Republicans will flip Congress, nor am I certain that that would in any way be a better outcome than what we have now if RINOs will replace Democrats) and only holding a majority in the Senate because of Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote (no, Manchin isn’t going to be a savior for conservatives. He’s going to be a good little boy for the Democrats).
And no, I won’t call Kamala Harris the Vice President because she was not elected to such a position, just like Biden was not elected to be president.
By contrast, the Democrats held a 79-vote majority in the House after the 2008 elections and a 59-41 majority which turned into a 60-40 supermajority with then-Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Arlen Specter switching parties (guy was obviously a RINO but at least was honest enough to switch to the party which most closely aligned with his beliefs).
Of course, what is far more important to me is the fact that Trump’s approval ratings remain about the same as for most of his presidency, even after the Capitol Hill riot. Everyone on the Left was, obviously, blaming Trump for it (something which would have had more of an impact if they hadn’t spent the last four years blaming Trump for literally everything bad) and some establishment Republicans were doing the same thing, but the American people, whom elected Trump to a second term, did not blame him for it at any capacity.
Whether or not they believe the riot was acceptable is irrelevant. Those who believe it was a bad thing do not blame Trump for it and rightly point to his speech calling for a peaceful and patriotic protest as proof of his innocence (as well as the fact that Antifa demonstrably had a hand in inciting the riot in the beginning). Those who believe it was a good thing (or at least an acceptable thing) obviously do not blame Trump for it for some of the same reasons as the other people and because you wouldn’t blame someone for something that you consider to be a good or ok thing.
This much is reflected in the polls: the American people LOVE Trump and we re-elected him. It doesn’t help the Left that they jumped the gun, again, and chose to illegally and unconstitutionally impeach Trump (without witnesses, evidence or the ability for him to defend himself) as well as withholding the delivering of the impeachment articles to the Senate, not to mention the clear instruction to social media to pull the trigger and ban the president and many of his supporters from their platforms.
Even if people wanted to blame Trump for the riot, the Left pulling all this crap and targeting all political dissenters as obviously as they are does not help them gain any favorability from the people. Not that they care at any rate anyway. They have proven to themselves (perhaps not for the first time) that they don’t actually need the support of the American people, just the power in certain places.
But it means a lot to me that the American people are on Trump’s side. We just have to figure out a way to turn that to action against the Establishment. May God curse the Washington Establishment and foil their wicked schemes.
1 John 2:18
“Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that this is the last hour.”
I know that in the year of our Lord 2021, it hardly makes much sense to talk about Hillary Clinton, or even mention her in a title, but there is at least one thing which she and Trump have in common: they both have been betrayed by those around them.
Now, that’s not to say that I feel badly for Hillary as a result. She’s every bit the swamp rat that the people who betrayed her are. The way in which Hillary and Trump were betrayed are noticeably different.
Hillary was betrayed at different times for different reasons. Her own husband cheated on her numerous times, some of which were not in consensual relations, and betrayed his marriage vows with her. Her party betrayed her when they believed a slick, young African-American guy from Illinois would be a better leader and president for them than she would (though Obama did wreck the Democrat party after he took office). And her latest stint at running for office was only given to her because some in the DNC believed it was just “her time” to basically be coronated. Even then, the party betrayed her by not taking Trump seriously and not doing enough cheating for her (despite how much they actually did try to cheat).
President Trump, in turn, has been betrayed by a plethora of people around him, both people whom he has misguidedly chosen as part of his cabinet and people who are/were elected representatives who cozied up to the man for the clout and the money, only to turn their backs on him when the best opportunity came about.
And after the Capitol riot, even some who used to call themselves “MAGA” turned against him, choosing to side with those whom have betrayed him in an appeal to seem “in favor of law enforcement.”
Now, there are plenty of theories out there regarding the riots: namely that they were either instigated by Antifa or that the entire thing was allowed to occur by Capitol police, or some combination of just about everything. Me? I have seen videos that suggest it was a set up and videos which suggest it was real and organic. Antifa was definitely there and dressed as Trump supporters (pro-Trump rallies and protests often are met with Antifa counter-protesters but this one somehow wasn't?), but it’s hard to say just how much of a presence they had.
What I do know is that, if these were Trump supporters for the most part, I can understand why they did what they did. Generally, I think rioting is wrong, but after an entire summer of Leftists being allowed to do considerably worse to innocent people, I don’t blame the real Trump supporters that were there for doing what they did.
Throughout the summer, I saw small businesses being either looted, destroyed, burned, or some combination of the three. Wednesday, all I saw was the Swamp being swarmed. I only feel sorry for those who have been physically hurt, however many they are, and for those who may have been killed (theories suggest no one was killed and it was part of the set-up, but erring on the side of caution and grace, I will, until evidence to the contrary totally refutes me, assume that people did die). But I don’t feel sorry for the elites who were scared.
I don’t feel sorry for Mitt Romney getting so shaken up. I don’t feel sorry for the politicians who were scared here who cheered and incited the riots that occurred over the summer. I don’t feel sorry for the swamp rats which have conspired to steal our election and our country. I don’t feel sorry for the establishment rats who believe they are superior to us and who believe they ought to rule us. In my mind, they got a taste of what they deserve.
If anything, the only downside to that riot (apart from the physical damage to people, of course) is that it will embolden these people and give them ammo for ruling us with an iron fist. However, it’s not like they didn’t intend on doing so to begin with. They are thirsty for power, which is why they wrestled it away from us in this election in the manner in which they did. The riots may give them a scapegoat as to why they will do what they will do, but these sick bastards would have done those things riot or no riot.
Still, those who have the mind to it will take whatever opportunity they can from this. The communist bastards will use this opportunity to rule us harshly. The peacetime conservatives who were still among us will use this opportunity to distance themselves from Trump and Trumpism, in the hopes of still having some social presence. The establishment RINOs who were openly against Trump from the beginning will use it to validate and justify their positions. That Romney yelled at Cruz as they were fleeing the Senate floor about how “this is what you have wrought” or something like that is an indication that he feels validated for his beliefs.
On the flipside, there are also those of us who will get a clearer picture as to how to proceed and what kind of people to lead us and surround ourselves with. For example, there is Leo Terrell, who used to be a Democrat and voted for Trump in 2020 solely because of Trump, not the GOP at any capacity. He tweeted a lot on Wednesday, among which is the declaration that: “I will never support any Republican or any candidate who betrayed president Donald J Trump.”
Those of us who are loyal to Trump will remain loyal to him and his populist conservatism, wherever that may lead.
I am no longer of the belief that Trump will serve a second term, but that may be for the best for him. I could hardly imagine being betrayed so many times by so many people in one term and recognize that that was just ONE term. President Trump has done far more for America than any of the people in Washington D.C. could ever accomplish even if they wanted to (which I’m not convinced they do). And the kicker is that he absolutely did not have to do any of this. He didn’t have to go through any of this.
He very easily could have just sat back in one of his many high-class domiciles as the country fell to socialism. For a while, and likely for the rest of his own life, he would have been living very well. The Biden administration and the establishment will, once they have the WH, seek to destroy the middle class, which will be to the benefit of the upper class. He could have easily just ridden a similar wave under what would have very easily been a Hillary Clinton administration. But instead, he chose to stick his own neck out and risk the scorn of half the country if it meant he could have the chance to save all of it.
Granted, I don’t think he ever thought the pushback would ever be so fierce, and even I was taken by surprise a bit, but I don’t think he believed there would have been just about no pushback. Further, if he believed it would have been an easy ride through two terms, and was met with the hatred and vitriol that he was, he would have shrunk back and handed control of everything to the establishment. Very easily, he could have set something up or made some deal which would allow him to resign rather quietly and with some grace. That he stepped up and fought as hard as he did throughout four years is an indication that he at least was expecting some amount of resistance to what he was trying to do, even if not this much of it, or that he at least was willing to stick his neck out and not just back out of what he committed to do.
He risked his own life and wealth to Make America Great Again and people within and without the establishment have immediately or ultimately turned their backs to him. This is something we suspected for a long time, but has become very clear recently: Trump is well and truly alone in D.C. Various people around him have betrayed him, from Omarosa to Scaramucci to Sessions to Barr to Chad Wolf to Krebs and the list goes on and on. The only one I thought was actually still with Trump was Pence, and that clearly is not the case anymore.
Even if unwittingly, Pence has betrayed not only Trump, but the nation itself by certifying the illegitimate results of the 2020 election. While this article is largely about how much Trump has been betrayed, let’s not beat around the bush: Trump being betrayed means we are betrayed.
This goes well beyond President Trump. An entire country’s election has been stolen, openly, and those whom we believed would be in the way of it – the Trump-appointed SCOTUS picks as well as the conservative justices, the state legislatures in the stolen states which are run by Republicans, the Republican governors of some of these states whom rode Trump’s coattails, and even the Vice President himself – have all come to betray us and the Constitution.
I don’t know how Pence believes “freedom wins”, as he declared upon continuing with the counting of the ballots to certify an illegitimate president, when an election is openly stolen and those whom reap the rewards intend on fundamentally destroying this nation even more than they have. Pence’s “freedom” is our slavery. The Washington Establishment’s freedom is our slavery.
Thomas Jefferson is attributed with saying: “When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” What we have is not a government which fears the people. What we have is a government which hates the people. What we have is a government which will do whatever they can to make us fear them.
Unfortunately for them, we have no reason to fear the government and they are incapable of providing even one. Those who fear the Lord cannot fear men. Those who fear the Lord cannot fear the government.
God has control even over the evil and wicked people. Whatever evil they may wish to do is limited by God. They will still do evil, as the fact that Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Xi, Nero and countless other despots have been allowed to wreak havoc when and where they reigned goes to show, but even that is limited by God. Hitler sought to eradicate the Jews and he failed. Stalin sought to have the Soviet Union rule the world and he failed. Mao and Xi sought/seek to have China rule the world (you think they would be content with a globalist power which they don’t fully control?) and God-willing, will fail. Putin seeks something similar for Russia (he wants to rule the world himself, not let Xi do it) and God-willing, will fail.
Whatever the wicked people of the world, historically and presently, seek to do is all limited by God. They still do evil and incredible damage, but nothing that God cannot change or fix. The evil of slavery had its grip on this country for quite a long time, since before it was first founded, but God, through courageous and righteous men, changed that and brought physical freedom to the enslaved. God freed the hearts and souls of those who were in shackles and, eventually, freed their bodies as well.
The evil of the Holocaust and the Nazis led to the ruination and death of millions of Jews, but God, through courageous and righteous men, changed that and led them to reinstate the country of Israel for the first time in millennia.
I don’t know the plans that God has for us, but I know that they are better than my own. We are now aware of the beast that is the establishment. It’s really quite the accomplishment for Trump that it took this beast, which had been operating in the darkness for decades, to reveal itself in order to defeat Trump. And now that we are aware of the enemy, we can better prepare for them.
In 2016, we had some idea as to the size of the swamp, but believed that it was largely just the elected officials and a few bad apples in the government who needed to be drained. Now, we recognize the size of the beast, and can better prepare for it.
Had we gotten what I wanted, a massive red wave and Trump landslide, the size of the beast would have remained a secret to us and would have made it more difficult for us to fight against it, if not outright impossible. Even if it’s at the cost of Trump’s well-deserved and legitimately-earned second term, we can have a better idea as to what we are fighting than what we would have otherwise.
Which is largely why I implored that people have hope in God above all else. Originally, that article was just regarding the election itself in the hopes that we wouldn’t get a Biden presidency, but the principle works for all situations anyway.
It’s not that we should have trust in our legal systems, for they have been exposed to be very flawed at best and rigged at worst. It’s not that we should have trust in politicians, for they have shown cowardice, betrayal, or both regarding their support for not only Trump but also the American people and the Constitution. It’s not that we should have trust in even Trump himself, because he is every bit an imperfect man as you or I. It’s that we should have trust in the Lord, for He is holy, holy, holy. Only God is entirely righteous, just, fair and wise. It is His Word and His Son whom we should cling to and put our faith and trust.
Recognizing this does not, at any capacity, mean a betrayal of Trump. Bad faith actors will accuse us of being cultists, and some may even take their adulation too far (I did see on Facebook, shortly after Trump was elected, someone who said “In Trump We Trust” which is not something anyone should do or say because we cannot pretend as though Trump can replace God), but many of us trust Trump because we trust God. We trust Trump, no doubt, but we must above all else and everyone else, have trust in the Lord.
There were times when Trump was disappointing, such as when he signed those omnibus bills, but he can be excused because he is human and fallible (not to mention he never neared the level of disappointment that I have felt with regard to many people we thought were on our side). God never disappoints because He is infallible. He is not caught off guard by the actions of the people around Trump or anyone else. He saw this coming when He created the universe. So why wouldn’t any of us put our trust in Him?
Despite the pain and suffering that is sure to come in a Biden (and, quite possibly, Harris) presidency, we must never waver in our faith in God. We must place Him above all else, trust in Him above all else, and follow Him above all else.
The short-term future won’t be pretty, but I believe another like Trump will come along as being anointed by God to fight against the establishment tyrants.
To conclude this rather lengthy impassioned article, all I have to say is… PRAY AND RESIST! For with Christ, all things are possible.
“But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Frankly, I originally did not intend to be writing about the useless crap our government wastes our money on so soon after the omnibus bill (which President Trump thankfully vetoed because he is a real patriot), but Sen. Rand Paul’s annual report on government waste was released around the same time of the release of that article, and I kind of want to make this an annual series (for as long as either the government keeps wasting money or I am alive, with the latter being more likely).
And similar to last year’s report, I will talk about only a few things on this report, though the report itself is utterly chockful of other wasteful spending that I would like to get to but doing so would make this article unnecessarily lengthy.
So let’s begin with some of the asinine crap that the government wasted our tax-payer dollars on:
There is a real and sick push out there on the Left to force you into subsistence all for the sake of “saving the planet” from “man-made climate change.” You, the peasant, are responsible for killing the planet, which involves eating meat and stuff like that, so you must be willing to eat bugs like an animal or like people in extremely poor African nations in order to rectify that. Meanwhile, the elites get to enjoy bigger and bigger supplies of rich meat and other delicacies, and will even justify their better lifestyle as them “fighting for the planet,” by telling you how to live a “greener” lifestyle. It’s utter bullcrap, but they will see just how far they can push us on this and how much we are willing to swallow (pun kind of intended).
2. $36M to find out why stress makes hair turn gray.
A Harvard study from January of 2020 shows that it’s the fight-or-flight response triggered under stress that can lead to permanent changes in stem cells that influence the hair’s color. I can only assume that at least some of the money spent by the government went to Harvard in researching this, but I have to ask: why? Why waste money on this? If scientists have the curiosity to find this stuff out, fair enough, but why do taxpayers have to pay for this research?
3. $6.9M using cancer research money for the purposes of creating… a “smart toilet.”
Twitter is already a craphole, so I suppose that the government wanted to see if they could interact in the septic social media while actually taking a crap. But this one is particularly special. You see, this is not only extremely asinine, as hardly anyone needs a “smart toilet”, whatever that means, but this is also rather insulting and repulsive not merely due to the subject matter but due to the reappropriation of funds used for such a purpose. Taking money from cancer research to create a “smart toilet” is what a crap government does (pun very much intended that time), and one that could hardly care about the people suffering from the horrible disease.
4. $3.4M to send messages to moms to stop their teenage daughters from indoor tanning.
I can only imagine the phone bill of the U.S. government if they are sending $3.4M worth of text messages to mothers of teenage girls seeking to get fake tans. But seriously, what the hell is this? Not only is this an asinine waste of money, but it displays something considerably more sinister: an attempt by the government to regulate and direct people’s behavior. There is other stuff on here that is of similar nature, such as the government wasting money to get U.S. adults to stop binge-watching TV, but that only further goes to show how they truly do not see themselves as working for the people. Those who believe they can work and manipulate other people do not see themselves as their workers. What business does the government have if teenage girls are getting fake tans? And what purpose does it serve to regulate that behavior via sending messages to their mothers?
5. $2M to test if hot tubbing can lower stress.
Similar to that first point about stress causing white hair, this one is utterly asinine, but I can see the elitist purposes of this one. After all, there is no doubt in my mind that no less than 95% of people in Congress own a hot tub. They are worried about their shallow images, so they fund idiotic research like the link between stress and white hair, as well as possible cures for that, such as seeing if sitting in a hot tub can lower stress. Next, they’ll probably test if sitting in a sauna also lowers stress (frankly, it’s possible they’ve already funded that kind of research).
6. $1M to try to get people to stop being afraid of going to the dentist.
I have no words. I mean, what can I even say about this one?
7. $10M to spend five years monitoring elections in Zimbabwe.
Could we have gotten some of that money for monitoring our own elections? Because it seems to me like we could have used that. Like in my previous article, it seems like government officials are more interested in the elections of other countries, but could hardly care about the security and integrity of our own, as long as The Party’s preferred candidate was declared the “winner.” The omnibus bill included a challenge to the Belarusian elections (for some of the same issues which plagued the American elections) and also have spent our money on monitoring the elections in Zimbabwe. Can you tell me the name of the president of Zimbabwe? Did you even know that they had presidents? Maybe the name Robert Mugabe rings a bell, since he used to be president of Zimbabwe from 1978 until 2017. Apparently, our government is interested in who wins the elections there, for some reason.
8. $1.5M walking lizards on a treadmill.
Okay, I thought the one about getting people to stop being afraid of going to the dentist was the stupidest one on here, but I was wrong. What the hell is the purpose of this, exactly? This one tops last year’s funding of research to study the effects of nicotine on fish. I cannot at all even see a supposed purpose for this one. At least with the smoking fish, I could rationalize in my own head the purpose of the research (and even then, I noticeably struggled in that endeavor), but I cannot make heads or tails of this one. Why? Why would you do that? To test if the lizards enjoy a bit of cardio? Did the lizards gain a bit of weight during Thanksgiving and they needed a workout? Are we testing to see if lizards can be walked like dogs? I’m racking my brain here trying to make sense of this, but I really can’t.
9. $200,000 to study how people cooperate while playing e-sports video games.
The answer is that they probably cooperate like they would in actual sports: communication and planning. Football players and coaches draw up plays for them to try and win. Basketball players do the same. Competitive video game players, no doubt, do the same thing. That’s how they cooperate. Can I have my money now, government?
10. $4.5M to spray alcoholic rats with bobcat urine.
Okay, I have several questions. First, why? Second, why are the rats alcoholic? Third, why spray them with bobcat urine? Fourth, why spray them with urine at all? Fifth, why spend $4.5 million on this? What purpose does this serve? To see if the alcoholic rats got ticked off? I imagine they did. You would too if you were blackout drunk and someone sprayed you with urine. Just why?
There is much, much more, but I can only fit so many items and briefly talk about each of them without making this article overly lengthy. Sen. Rand Paul overall arrived at an estimated $54.7 billion in government waste, which could have been used to, I don’t know, give Americans more than an accumulated $1,800 over nine months!
The overall message of this article is not really dissimilar to the previous article regarding the omnibus bill: these people hate you and don’t have much problem with showing that. They will happily spend money finding out if hot tubs reduce stress, what the effect is for walking lizards on a treadmill, and what happens when you spray inexplicably alcoholic rats with bobcat urine, while the American people are outright forced by their local and state governments to lock down and be out of work. The government cares more about monitoring elections in Zimbabwe (which aren’t even scheduled to take place for another two years, so why is that item in this year’s budget? Or at all?) than it does about monitoring our own elections to make sure that one of the candidates doesn’t steal it from the rightful winner via election fraud.
The government is far more preoccupied with setting forth an agenda to force you into a strict diet of bugs while they dine like kings.
The Party hates you and will make you suffer for the success that you have brought for yourself. Even for those who are already poor, their share of suffering will further increase because The Party hates everyone whom they believe is beneath them.
1984 was supposed to be a warning for present and future generations about government overreach, not an instruction manual for those seeking to subject the world to their will.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
Back in March of 2018, President Donald Trump, unfortunately, signed a horrendous omnibus bill for the fiscal year 2018 in order to avoid a shutdown. For fiscal years 2019 and 2020, Congress avoided pulling the same bullcrap, 11th hour writing and voting of an omnibus bill, heeding the warning by President Trump that he would not sign another bill like it.
Seeing as most people in Congress believe Joe Biden to be the President-elect, they are back to their usual b.s. ways, writing up an over 5,000-page omnibus package with Chinese coronavirus “relief” in it, and overwhelmingly voted for it in both chambers.
This omnibus bill is an even bigger slap in the face than the 2018 one was, seeing as we were not in government-mandated lockdowns back then.
With millions of people unemployed (and with stricter lockdown measures being imposed by far-Left governors, leading to worsening situations), thousands of businesses closed and fewer ways for Americans to feed themselves, Congress has approved a b.s. spending bill which graciously gives Americans making less than $75,000 a year a measly $600, which Speaker Pelosi called “significant” (while she called $1,000+ in bonuses handed out by businesses after the tax cuts were passed and implemented “crumbs”).
$600 is all you plebs are worth to the people who are supposed to serve us. $600 is all these people, who believe you should be locked down and without a job, think you should get. After 9 months of lockdowns, a total of $1800 per American (making up to a certain amount, that is) has been given to the American people who are losing their jobs, their livelihoods, their homes, and in some cases, their lives.
Meanwhile, take a look at what Congress chooses to help fund instead of struggling Americans:
And this is just regarding SOME spending in this $1.4 trillion bill. There is other asinine crap like investigating the 1908 Springfield Race Riot, regulations regarding race horses, funds for a museum offering “programming, education, exhibitions” on… “the life, art, history, and culture of women,” as well as some sections about discouraging teenagers from drinking and having sex (which is rather puzzling, seeing as Democrats make plenty of profit off of pregnant teenage girls too scared to consider anything other than an abortion), and educating “consumers about the dangers associated with using or storing portable fuel containers for flammable liquids near an open flame.”
Oh, and by the way, it gives $1,800 to households with illegal immigrants, so even they get more money than Americans do.
Like I mentioned earlier, this is an over 5,000-page bill, written shortly before it was passed, and I can guarantee this is just the tip of the ice berg for this insane bill.
But unlike that 5,000-page, nearly 1.4 million-word bill, I only need but one page and a few words to say to The Party: Screw you. And believe me, I SERIOUSLY want to use far stronger words than that. The English language doesn’t have enough words for me to describe how repulsed and enraged I am at Congress.
All of this spending for foreign nations and foreign and domestic programs and all Congress could give a damn about giving to Americans is $600? $900B was used for COVID relief. 900 billion divided by 330 million people in America amounts to more than $2,700 per American, which is more than what even President Trump was asking for. If Americans are getting $600, where is the other $2,100?
And, of course, idiot “small-government conservatives” like Rep. Jim Jordan have the gall to say “the best COVID relief is a job.” Are you kidding me? I don’t disagree, in general, but is this guy so divorced from reality that he has forgotten that MULTIPLE STATES HAVE ORDERED LOCKDOWNS THAT HAVE SHUTTERED BUSINESSES AND LED TO MILLIONS OF LAYOFFS?!
It’s because of idiots like Jordan that conservatives are considered heartless and outright stupid.
In just the first 5 weeks, nearly 27 million people lost their jobs. Due to the recent lockdowns in states like New York and California (as well as other states), we are still seeing 800,000+ unemployment claims every month and these tyrants don’t appear to be willing to let go of their chokehold on their residents any time soon.
Yeah, I would agree that the best COVID relief would be a job, but think about this for a second, Jimmy: WHY WOULD WE EVEN NEED COVID RELIEF IF JOBS WERE SO WIDELY AVAILABLE?! The very REASON Americans are asking for a handout here is not because they are lazy and don’t want to work – it’s because they have been FORCED not to work by their local and state governments, depending on their state.
This is not the time to be going like “get a job, hippie.” If the government is going to force Americans to not work, the LEAST they can do is subsidize them. This is not a “socialist” take, but a common sense one. The socialism comes in the form of forcing Americans to not work. The socialism comes in the form of reckless spending and subsidizing of PAKISTANI TRANNIES.
This omnibus bill reeks of America Last, and many people in The Party simply do not care.
Now, you might be asking why I’m even calling them “The Party.” It’s because this presidential election has taught me something valuable: there is virtually no difference whatsoever between Democrats and Republicans. I had a feeling this was the case sometimes, as I have spoken out against establishment Republicans and RINOs like Mitt Romney, but I see that the problem is considerably more widespread than I originally thought it was, if people like Gov. Kemp and his SecState are any indication (among others).
President Trump enjoys overwhelming support from voters who are Republicans, but not from the GOP itself. The GOP Chair and many other GOP politicians either stand in direct and open opposition to him or do so in secret, appearing to be supportive of him from the outside. There are only a handful of elected Republicans that I can actually consider to be at least fairly conservative and care about the American people. The rest are so in-line with Democrats that they may as well all belong to the same party.
Which is why I no longer care to differentiate between the “two” parties. They may have different names, but their goals are the same: screwing the American people and making sure they are on top and remain there. They might disagree as to what speed to go in accordance with this goal, but that’s where the differences end.
Oh, and speaking of the election, the omnibus bill includes a challenge to the presidential elections in BELARUS due to some of the same election shenanigans that were present in the U.S. election, such as early voting ballot stuffing, destruction of ballots, pressuring of poll workers, etc. So these are things that we would not tolerate in foreign elections, but when they happen here, particularly to benefit The Party’s preferred candidate, we are absolutely okay with it. What a joke.
These people have not suffered the consequences of their legislations – by design. Not one of them was subjected to the Obamacare mandates when they passed them. Not one of them is subjected to suffering what they put people through. They still get their paychecks. They don’t have to worry about where their next meal is going to come from. They don’t have to worry about facing eviction.
They don’t have to worry about how they’re going to pay for all these programs, foreign and domestic. Of course, eventually, we’ll run out of money, but they will run out of money only after we do.
Now, a liberal might argue “you didn’t seem to mind too much about government spending while Trump is in office, but now that Biden will be POTUS (which is arguable), you want to whine about government spending?” The difference between spending during the Trump economy and spending during the Leftist economy (such as Obama’s economy and this current one which has shuttered businesses and led to layoffs) is that a Trump economy is healthy and strong enough to be able to pay for a lot of the spending. Arguably, the government was still spending more than they should (and I have written about that), but with a healthy economy, there is less reason to worry about government spending. We do not have a healthy economy right now, though, thanks to Leftist politicians and RINO cowards (people who usually make up “The Party”).
The economy is suffering right now because of this and this is the biggest spending bill to date. This is how countries collapse.
And in the meantime, with these politicians not giving a rat’s ass about the future, all they can think to give struggling Americans is $600. It’s like they were so excited about all this spending that they nearly forgot they have to provide something to the American people, so they just threw in a number that is not big but not extremely and insultingly low. And yet, they still came up with an extremely and insultingly low number.
I suppose they wanted to give enough money for people to buy the new PS5, since they cost around $600. Nowhere near enough to help people pay their rent and bills (including electricity), but enough to let them get a new console and maybe a game or two.
These people hate you and they have no qualms about showing it. They pretend as though they are dissatisfied with this bill, but if they truly were, they would not have passed it, particularly with such overwhelming support for it.
These politicians are among the biggest reason Trump was elected in the first place. The President is one of only a handful of people in Washington D.C. (and in elected office in general) who actually give a damn about America and Americans. It’s no wonder, then, that they have worked so far to undermine him at every turn and outright cheat and break the law to steal a re-election he was going to win handily without that.
I can only hope that God will provide a way for us to undo the damage these evil bastards have been doing for decades and continue to do without a care in the world.
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”
As if we needed any more confirmation of the legitimately traitorous actions the FBI committed with regard to various subjects from spying on the Trump campaign through Carter Page to knowingly submitting a fake dossier to get a FISA warrant to the handling of Trump’s former National Security Adviser, we now have unsealed FBI documents that show how the bureau sought to destroy Gen. Flynn purely because of politics.
Handwritten notes show an unidentified FBI agent writing: “What is our goal? Truth/admission or to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired?”
So it is pretty clear that the people at the FBI investigating Michael Flynn aren’t exactly interested in finding the truth, but FORCING THE GUY TO COMMIT A CRIME BY LYING TO THEM! The FBI agent is asking what their purpose with Flynn is and seemingly has grown accustomed to the possibility of the FBI getting a subject to lie to have him prosecuted, which shows it to be common practice. They aren’t interested in whether or not Flynn had ties to the Russians. If he had any, they would’ve found them and they would have been happy with it. But he didn’t, so they had to look for something else to destroy him over. What they charged him with was lying to the FBI and they, as well as his lawyers, pressured Flynn into pleading guilty by threatening his son.
The notes went on to show: “We regularly show subjects evidence, with the goal of getting them to admit their wrongdoing. I don’t see how getting someone to admit their wrongdoing is going easy on them.”
It’s clear here that the unidentified FBI agent was unaware of the outright COLLUSION between the FBI and Flynn’s own lawyers. Not going after Flynn’s son was going easy on him, but they only would not have gone after him if Flynn had “admitted” to “wrongdoing” via pleading guilty.
“If we get him to admit to breaking the Logan Act, give facts to DOJ + have them decide, or if he initially lies, then we present him [redacted] + he admits it, document for DOJ + let him decide how to address it.”
The agent speaks of the Logan Act here, which says that no American citizen can interfere in U.S. foreign policy affairs with another country (like what John Kerry has been doing with the Iranians, or Ted Kennedy was doing with the Soviets, or Joe Biden is likely doing with the Chinese). The problem here is that the official reason for the FBI to go after Flynn is because of a phone call Flynn made to then-US ambassador to Russia Sergei Kislyak when Flynn had already been named National Security Adviser by President Trump (though had yet to officially come into office). We only know of this phone call because it was ILLEGALLY leaked to the Washington Post, something that U.S. Attorney John Durham has been investigating.
They were trying to get Flynn out of a technicality because he had yet to assume the office HE WAS ALREADY APPOINTED AND APPROVED TO TAKE.
In any case, the handwritten notes end with this: “If we’re seen as playing games, WH will be furious. Protect our institution by not playing games.”
This shows their desire to cover their own behinds from the Trump White House, as if he caught any wind of this and the utter malarkey that was going on, the President really would have been furious and would have done something about it. Granted, at the time, the focus was him supposedly colluding with Russia and he would have been close to firing Comey at any rate (he would fire him shortly after his inauguration), so the timing wasn't quite there for Trump, but I don't doubt he would have tried to stop them, regardless of how the media would interpret his actions (which they will always interpret any Trump action as being negative, dumb or against "Democracy" or any combination of the three).
Aside from handwritten notes, however, there were also some emails from our good, ol’ buddies Peter Strzok and Lisa Page.
In the first e-mail we are shown, we see Strzok discussing how a potential interview with Flynn might go according to what the General might ask of them.
“I’m sure he’s thought through these, but for DD’s consideration about how to answer in advance of his call with Flynn:
Am I in trouble?
Am I the subject of an investigation?
Is it a criminal investigation?
Is it an espionage investigation?
Do I need an attorney?
Do I need to tell Priebus? The President?
Will you tell Priebus? The President?
Will you tell the WH what I tell you?
What happens to the information/who will you tell what I tell you?
Will you need to interview other people?
Will our interview be released publically [sic.]? Will the substance of our interview be released?
How long will this take (depends on his cooperation – I’d plan 45 minutes)?
Can we do this over the phone?
I can explain all this right now, I did this, this, this [do you shut him down? Hear him out? Conduct the interview if he starts talking? Do you want another agent/witness standing by in case he starts doing this?]”
In another e-mail, this time from Lisa Page, she asks of the person she is emailing (an unidentified individual): “I have a question for you. Could the admonition re 1001 be given at the beginning at the interview? Or does it have to come following a statement which agents believe to be false? Does the policy speak to that? (I feel bad that I don’t know this but I don’t remember ever having to do this! Plus I’ve only charged it once in the context of lying to a federal probation officer). It seems to be if the former, then it would be an easy way to just casually slip that in. ‘Of course as you know sir, federal law makes it a crime to…’”
This one might be one of the worst ones on here, because it shows the tactics of the FBI in getting Flynn. Again, they didn't try to find the truth. They tried to GET HIM TO LIE AND CATCH HIM ON SOMETHING. Whether that something is an outright intentional lie or misremembering something (as it turned out to be), it didn't matter. That statement "I don't remember ever having to do this" isn't in reference to having to remind people that they can't lie to the FBI. It's a reference to the TYPE OF TRAP they were setting for Flynn here. She has never had to target someone like this and purposely set up a perjury trap to get a conviction. At least, that is my personal interpretation of the contents of this e-mail.
Again, Flynn faced pressure from both the FBI and HIS OWN LAWYERS to plead guilty to lying during the January 24th, 2017 interview, the one where Comey did not believe Flynn was outright lying, simply misremembering things, under the threat that the FBI would go after Flynn’s son and destroy his life too. Like any good father would, he sought to protect his son at the expense of his own life (of course, he was financially destroyed too, so that also affected his family), and decided to plead guilty. However, he has since requested that guilty plea to be rescinded.
What’s more, much of this would not have happened if Peter Strzok hadn’t intervened. Operation Crossfire Razor, the operation to investigate Flynn, would have been closed on January 4th, but Peter Strzok sent a message to an unidentified agent saying: “Hey if you haven’t closed RAZOR, don’t do so yet.” Had Razor been closed, this entire thing would not have happened, but the Deep State agents within the FBI made sure that this kept going because they are evil S.O.B.’s, not that I need to remind you of that.
In any case, it is possible that Flynn might be exonerated, which is considerably better than being pardoned. A pardon still carries with the person being pardoned the supposition of guilt. A President can pardon someone charged with something and found guilty of it regardless of whether or not they actually are guilty of it (and we know very well that the justice system is flawed and finds guilty people who are not, particularly when exculpatory evidence is withheld, like with former Senator Ted Stevens or MICHAEL FLYNN). If someone is pardoned, the supposition is that they are still guilty of whatever they did, but the President has decided that they should not serve the sentence they were given for whatever reason.
Being exonerated, however, officially erases any possible guilt. Of course, at the end of the day, anti-American Leftists and RINOs will still believe Flynn to be guilty, but in the eyes of the law, an exoneration clears Flynn entirely. However, I do not think that is enough. Flynn’s life was destroyed in many different ways. His reputation has been tarnished (exoneration helps, but doesn’t fully restore it) and is on the brink of financial collapse. All because he refused to be part of the Deep State and supported Trump’s efforts to become President.
Because of petty politics, a man’s life was ruined by one of the most powerful institutions on Earth: the FBI, at the behest of the larger Deep State. In an effort to destroy Trump, they tried to destroy those around him with whatever means they had available.
I hope that Flynn gets exonerated and given a position within the Trump administration, but I also hope he sues the living crap out of his lawyers (he will probably need financial backing to do that) and I also hope that the people responsible for attempting this not-so-secret coup, from James Comey to James Clapper to Peter Strzok to Lisa Page to EVERYONE who was involved in Flynn’s ruin, get the justice they deserve.
People need to go to jail for this. Whether they do or do not will further go to show what kind of a country we are.
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.”
Socialism brings with it a slew of massive problems that are extremely difficult to overcome, which is why the economic and governmental system is basically always a death sentence for any nation. Venezuela is currently experiencing this slow and painful death.
If they aren’t finding problems with gas and oil (despite being one of the most oil-rich nations in the world), they are finding problems with food sources. If not that, it’s medical problems. If not that, it’s electricity problems. If not that, it’s election integrity problems. Usually, these problems are not mutually exclusive and happen all at once. And most recently, we find that the country’s education system is all but obliterated.
The New York Times (of all people) published a story highlighting the fact that many kids pass out during class or school-hours in general due to a lack of food.
“Hundreds of children filed into their school courtyard to hear a local Catholic bishop lead prayers for their education… By the end of the 15-minute ceremony, five children had fainted and two of them were whisked away in an ambulance. The faintings at the primary school have become a regular occurrence because so many students come to class without eating breakfast, or dinner the night before.”
What’s more, many students have altogether stopped attending school ever since the schools stopped providing lunches. Others have also stopped attending due to an inability by parents to afford school uniforms.
In general, kids are far more encouraged to get a job and begin to help in providing their families with food and money than go to school. This sort of thing happens in two places: the Middle Ages and socialist countries.
I’ve already explained in multiple articles that socialism brings people to slavery and to antiquated times – times when people lived far worse lives and with less-advanced commodities afforded to them.
But a lack of food is far from the only problem the education system in Venezuela has to face. A lack of teachers is also a major concern. With the GDP per capita in Venezuela at about $2,500 a year, compared to the $55,000 in the US, teachers make almost nothing, as the NYT further reports:
“’An entire generation is being left behind,’ said Luis Bravo, an education researcher at the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. ‘Today’s education system doesn’t allow children to become meaningful members of society.’”
“The government stopped publishing education statistics in 2014. But visits to more than a dozen schools in five Venezuelan states and interviews with dozens of teachers and parents indicate that attendance has plummeted this year. Many schools are shuttering in the once-wealthy nation as malnourished children and teachers who earn almost nothing abandon classrooms to scratch out a living on the streets or flee abroad…”
“In Venezuela’s most-populous state of Zulia, up to 60 percent of about 65,000 teachers have deserted in recent years, according to estimates by Alexander Castro, head of the local teacher’s union. ‘They tell us that they prefer painting nails for a few dollars than work for a minimum wage,’ Mr. Castro said… Maracaibo’s biggest school no longer has any functioning bathrooms. It was designed for 3,000 students; only 100 now show up.”
This, of course, is pretty bad news for the future of the country. With few children and even fewer teachers being around, there will be less high-skill workers available in the future. Children who perhaps had ambitions to become doctors and help out sick people might no longer have such an option due to hunger, a family struggling to just survive and needing all available hands on deck to bring in money and food, and people actually qualified to teach children becoming more and more scarce as time goes on.
And the biggest culprit here is none other than socialism. I’m not surprised whatsoever that the government of Venezuela stopped publishing education statistics in 2014. They would’ve been embarrassed and told that something was going terribly wrong in their little paradise.
If you remember, back in February of this year, Univision’s Jorge Ramos was detained by Maduro’s officials, who had him and his crew thrown into a security room and their equipment confiscated after Ramos made the mistake of showing Maduro, whom he was interviewing, a video of kids rummaging through a trash truck in search of food.
Clearly, Maduro doesn’t like to be told or shown that his socialist paradise is anything but that, and punished the American journalist as much as he could without violating international law. So it’s no surprise that in 2014, the same Maduro had ordered for information relating to education statistics to no longer be published and made known to the public. Anything that makes him look like a terrible leader and anything that could jeopardize his own power must be eliminated, even if it’s just a spreadsheet.
This is the way that socialist/communist dictators act. Maduro doesn’t care that his people are starving. He doesn’t care that there are electricity problems. He doesn’t care that there is a gas and oil shortage. He doesn’t care that people are dying due to the extremely shoddy healthcare system. He doesn’t care that schools are essentially being abandoned both by teachers and by students who can no longer afford to attend what are supposed to be considered “free” education facilities. He doesn’t care that children have to rummage through garbage in search of food. In his own eyes, he’s God.
He thinks he is beloved because everyone around him would risk execution if they told him THE TRUTH. He thinks there is no actual problem in Venezuela and any problems that may exist are either due to the “far-right” or they are just fabrications created by said “far-right”. He lives in his own little world, ignoring what his socialist policies are doing to his people, and living a grand life in his own palace.
He is the epitome of a socialist elite, much as the elites in D.C. are. These people live in their own little bubble, which is why the American elites bring in Harvard and Stanford Law professors (who have extensive records of anti-Trump sentiment and one of them might’ve become a Supreme Court Justice had Hillary won) to impeachment hearings to further spread hearsay and pass it off as objective fact. They think most Americans will be impressed by Ivy League Law professors but this very sentiment proves the elitist, snobbish culture of the Washington Elites.
Maduro is not too different, only he already has the kind of power the American Left wishes they had. But the problems that face Venezuela, though will absolutely never be remedied by Maduro, largely due to the fact that his ideology is the biggest reason for these problems in the first place, will only get worse as time goes by.
Like I said, kids not going to school is largely a problem for a country, and particularly, a country’s economy. Now, the economy is already in the toilet and no efforts are being made to improve it, but the future only looks worse for Venezuela if the trend continues. Never mind being a third-world country, Venezuela runs the risk of outright becoming a nation that is centuries behind the modern world.
Most children, if this trend continues, will only know how to perform manual labor or other generally low-skilled jobs. Jobs like doctors, lawyers, engineers, scientists and other generally high-skilled jobs will become more and more rare unless something drastic happens that changes things.
This is what rampant socialism does to a country. The U.S. wouldn’t be very different if it implemented socialism and totally, or mostly, replaced capitalism. The problems we see happening in Venezuela are problems that can happen in this country and, funny enough, tend to happen wherever there are socialists in charge. California is just one of these examples and would in all likelihood be a failing economy if it weren’t part of the United States.
Socialism/communism, like I said in my previous article, is a plague that must be eliminated completely.
“Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.”
Every year, a Senate Republican writes up a “Wastebook”, a report of numerous unnecessary and highly wasteful spending that our government partakes as though we have a limitless supply of money. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been in charge of making this report for a few years now. Here are some of the things that our government chooses to waste our tax money on:
1) $153,000,000 on the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Spending money on public transport is expected; spending millions upon millions of dollars on a failing system in the hopes of fixing problems by throwing money at it, however, is wasteful. Yet, this is what the government did in 2019 and will likely continue doing for years to come: throw money at problems and hope they magically get resolved. Money can, indeed, help with this problem, but it has to be spent wisely.
2) $300,000 to fund debates and Model U.N. competitions… in Afghanistan.
Ignoring how much of a miserable joke the actual U.N. is, why would we fund debates and Model U.N. competitions outside of the country? Wouldn’t it make more sense for, oh, I don’t know, AFGHANISTAN to be funding things that happen in their country?
And by the way, this is a point I will make more than once in this article, so brace yourselves.
3) $708,466 to fund research involving making Zebrafish addicted to nicotine.
Literally why? What purpose does this serve? To discover the effects of nicotine on fish? Who does that help? We already know what it does to humans, what information could we gain from doing this research? And why so much of it? What is the money going towards, giving the fish expensive Cuban cigars? Research to figuring out how to light a cigarette underwater? Figuring out if the fish prefer using pipes while reading the morning newspaper?
4) $84,375 purchasing a statue from American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan to place in the U.S. embassy in Mozambique.
… I don’t even know what to say about this. Ironically, this was in the middle of the government shutdown back in February, back when Leftists were “worried” about how the government was going to pay government workers and help the poor. I don’t know, maybe not paying for a statue made by Bob Dylan might help there, wasteful Washington Establishment.
5) $4,658,865 to study the connection between drinking alcohol and ending up in the ER.
Alcohol makes people dumb. Dumb people make bad decisions. Dumb people hurt themselves. Dumb people sometimes end up in the ER. Can I get my government grant now?
6) $16,000,000 to improve the quality of schools… in Egypt.
Like with the Afghanistan point, why does THE U.S. have to pay for this? Shouldn’t the task of funding education in Egypt go to the Muslim Brotherhood, who control the nation? We have our own problems with the quality of our schools. Kids don’t even know WHY WE FOUGHT WORLD WAR II FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! THEY THINK WE DID IT TO GAIN OUR INDEPENDENCE! RASMUSSEN SAYS THAT 42% OF YOUNG PEOPLE SUPPORT SOCIALISM! Obviously, that last one is because of the Marxist professors and curricula that has deeply poisoned our education system, but still. Young Americans are airheads, for the most part, which is the precise reason Pelosi and Democrats want to lower the voting age to 16.
7) $33,921,175 to buy textbooks for students… in Afghanistan.
One thing I would like to ask is why it is we are still fighting a war there, 18 years after 9/11, when they get such nice, incredibly undeserved treatment from us. Like I said before, shouldn’t this type of stuff fall on the Afghanistan government to take care of? And if someone wants to argue “they’re too poor, they need help”, then why do We the People need to pay with our tax dollars? There are organizations out there that help with funding for school supplies, textbooks included, which are mostly funded by willing donations from people. Why do we have to foot the bill for the education of people who hate us?
8) $22,000,000 to bring Serbian cheese up to international standards.
Look, I like cheese as much as the next guy. But why in the world are we spending upwards of $20M to help Serbian farmers improve the standard of their cheese? Shouldn’t that fall on the farmers themselves if they hope to compete in the marketplace? Or, if you wish to go the socialist route, at the very least, shouldn’t the Serbian government be in charge of that if government assistance is so necessary? Why are we wasting $22M on cheese many of us will likely never have? I didn’t even know Serbia made their own particular kind of cheese! For all the money going to them, they better be able to compete with Kraft, or else, that is an even bigger waste of money.
In total, these things add up to $230,672,881 in unnecessary and highly wasteful spending. And before any liberals want to cry out to me “but Trump is President now! The spending is on him!” keep in mind that Congress has power of the purse, meaning that they decide what the federal budget would be for a particular year. The Washington Establishment rules in Congress, so they get to decide how much of our money to spend each year. If Trump vetoes those budgets, the government shuts down and we get weeks upon weeks of the media yelling that Trump is starving families and that whistleblowers get left out on the streets.
Want to know why our national debt is at $23 trillion? Because we are funding for research regarding making fish addicted to nicotine and trying to figure out why drunk people end up in the hospital so much. Things that either are ridiculous to fund or unnecessary, or both. If the idiots in Congress ever get the bright idea to stop wasting money on vanity projects like these, we would be an unstoppable juggernaut in the world, at least financially.
And sure, at the end of the day, $230M plus in a multi-trillion dollar federal budget isn’t much, but this only looks at a FEW things that the government unnecessarily wastes money on. This is far from the dumbest things the government funds, but is a small sample of those things.
War with Iran, North Korea, China, or Russia would not destroy us. Trade wars with China and Russia would not destroy us. Foreign interference into our elections wouldn’t destroy us. Wasteful spending like this, and particularly, the ramped up wasteful spending that the Left plans to do when they eventually win elections again, such as Medicare for All and GND, is what will destroy us.
We can’t continue spending money we don’t have. That’s simply not sustainable.
“Precious treasure and oil are in a wise man’s dwelling, but a foolish man devours it.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I wrote at the end of my previous article, the one discussing how Trump is not caving on the wall, that I might write an article discussing the various reasons not to allow any democrat to beat Trump in the 2020 Presidential election.
Well, here’s my list for as many reasons as I can think of (that won’t make this article as long as an encyclopedia because I could probably list many more reasons).
Reason number one: No matter who becomes the Democrat Party nominee, they are all basically the same. What do I mean by that? Well, unlike the Republican Party, which is stupidly split on a lot of issues such as immigration, healthcare and many other things, the Democrats, to their credit, actually know how to stay united.
They may debate with one another as to what might be the best option, but at the end of the day, they manage to come together and actually get things done in their agenda. And their agenda really differs little from person to person.
While Trump’s and Jeb’s, or Cruz’s, or Rubio’s agenda are fairly different, the Democrats all follow the Leftist agenda. Sure, one might prioritize something different from another, but it all leads them to the same place: the growing in size and scope of the government and their own power, while taking your freedoms away.
It doesn’t matter if they prioritize gun control, climate change, LGBT “rights”, healthcare, it all leads to the Left getting more and more power. Ultimately, these are all things every Leftist agrees on. So it doesn’t matter if Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders or Beto O’Rourke becomes President, they would all basically be the same and support the exact same things. There really is no good option among them, just the least likely to utterly screw over the country (and there is little difference in that area as well).
Reason number two: Just as Trump was able to dismantle Obama’s legacy, so would any Democrat be able to do that to Trump’s.
The unfortunate thing about the GOP stabbing Trump in the back repeatedly is that they don’t get much done. And what they get done can easily be overturned. And what is overturned, even if unconstitutionally, they will not seriously fight against. The proof is in the fact that they had ample opportunity in the past couple of years to get rid of Obamacare and did not bother to do so. As far as the tax cuts go, as good as those are, they can easily be taken away. With a Democrat running the country again, the GOP would do little to actually fight back, just like during the Obama years.
This means saying goodbye to our tax cuts and being faced with job-killing tax rates. It means the dismantling of our border. It means the ultimate destruction of our freedoms. Maybe not with the next Democrat President, but it would certainly lead to that in the future.
Reason number 3: We now know the Left’s true face. I often say that Trump’s election victory didn’t create this Leftist insanity, but it did let the mask slip from the Left’s face. In the past, the Left would at least pretend to be a little more reasonable. That is long gone now.
I’m not saying that had Hillary won, we would be in a better place. Far from it, the magnitude at which we’d be screwed is incalculable. Not to mention that the very reason Bernie Sanders felt confident to come out as socialist, and other people have felt confident to come out as socialist, is 8 years of Obama moving the needle of our country’s governmental system farther and farther to the Left.
Trump didn’t create Bernie Sanders or help Bernie come out as socialist, but it did get the Left to more aggressively embrace socialism. No, maybe not everyone on the Democrat Party is quite so willing to call themselves socialist, but that’s where they’re headed. If socialism is what sells and gets them votes, that’s what they’ll embrace (not that they weren’t embracing it before, but they were at least trying to not come right out as socialists).
This means implementing more and more socialist policies that will lead to the United States emulating China at the very least. Since we are still a super power and the wealthiest country in the world, we can take some hits, but if the trend goes farther and farther Left, we will eventually not be the wealthiest country in the world and we will quickly fall from grace as a super power.
Again, maybe not with the next immediate Democrat President, but that’s what it would lead to.
Reason number 4: there is no other Republican out there that has the cojones to do what Trump is trying to do.
One thing that we’ve all noticed in the past couple of years (and really throughout Obama’s tenure as well) is the fact that the GOP tends to be pretty chummy with the Democrat Party and often ignores the very constituents that elected them into power. In what can only be considered an abusive relationship, the GOP tries to appease Democrats and the media, all the while pretending to be fighting for something, but ultimately not getting anything done. Whenever the media calls them racist, they bow their heads in shame and say “I’m sorry, I will never do something like that again”. Regardless of what they do, it’s never enough for the Democrats and the media, with them demanding the Republicans hand over everything including the kitchen sink.
These past two years in particular have shown this level of cowardice. While not all Republicans are guilty of this, far too many have been complacent at the least. John McCain, up to his death, opposed Trump (and I imagine he was all too happy to have his funeral be a massive Trump-bashing fest). Jeff Flake is still a nuisance. Bob Corker ditto. And incoming GOPe (GOP establishment) people like Romney certainly will take up the mantle left behind by these people.
The evidence to this is clear when they made their best efforts to try and legitimize the illegitimate Mueller investigation, with Flake actually trying to pass legislation that protects the crooked prosecutor.
With Trump out of the picture, what Republican in Washington or in government in general would be willing to do what Trump’s been trying to do: take on the Deep State? I wouldn’t put my trust in Ted Cruz, as conservative as I think he is. Same goes for people like Rep. Mark Meadows or Rep. Jim Jordan, as good as I think they are (and they’re really trying to help Trump build the wall here).
Now, I know I said in a previous article that I did not picture Trump doing this back in 2014, two years before the 2016 election. So someone could potentially come up and try to take on the Deep State, but I don’t think there’s much of a chance of that. Even less that they’d succeed at any capacity.
Not trying to be pessimistic here, just trying to highlight the importance of helping Trump win in 2020.
The next Democrat President, whether he or she comes into power after 2020, 2024, 2028, or whatever, will most likely be the most Leftist and socialist President we will ever have seen. One who would make Obama look like Reagan by comparison. And the ones to follow the next Democrat POTUS will only move the line farther to the Left until we reach the end: complete and total communism.
Even if Republican Presidents were to be elected in between those Democrats, there’d be little they could do, even if they were willing to.
This is why it’s so important that we help Trump win 2020 no matter what. Of course, not building a wall would be a huge detriment, but that’d still be no reason to allow a Democrat to take over, ensuring that the borders get even less security and more lives grow at stake.
It’s also why it’s so important to elect truly conservative, truly CHRISTIAN people to government and to get truly conservative and truly CHRISTIAN SCOTUS justices.
For as much as I talked about Kavanaugh being conservative and a Christian, I might have to eat my own words, given what he’s done so far. Of course, there is still a possibility for redemption for him (both in terms of redeeming himself to conservatives and being redeemed by Christ), so I’m not quite ready to say he was a mistake of a pick (Amy Coney Barrett wouldn’t have done what Kavanaugh did, though), but he’s got a lot to make up for.
If we can get more and more conservatives and Christians into power, then there is a chance at truly defeating the Left, but that will have to come with a complete Christian revival and the ability and willingness to go after the Deep State’s crookedness, not just in calling them out over it, but to execute justice as well.
Trump won’t be around forever. Unlike Xi Jinping, Trump can’t declare himself President For Life (I imagine a future Democrat President would try that, though). So once Trump is gone from office, what comes after? That’s something we have to come to answer sooner rather than later, because for as much as I hope and think Trump can be re-elected, there is a chance he won’t be.
When the time comes for him to leave office, we will have to brace ourselves for what would come after. And there is no better way to do that than to consult and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
You see, while I’ve given a few reasons to not allow the Democrats to beat Trump in 2020 (and I think there are a bunch more, but I don’t want to make this article too long), the matter of fact is that I’m probably right about what would come with a Trump defeat. As a result, nothing good will be brought about, and we could well be facing the beginning of the end of America as we know it (unless we have the aforementioned Christian revival, but God knows if or when that would happen).
That’s not to say there wouldn’t be a United States of America in, say, 50 or 100 years, but it would be practically unrecognizable from the one that was founded.
But the good news about even such a scenario happening is that we are not only citizens of the United States, but also citizens of the Kingdom of God. I saw this often during both the 2012 election and 2016 election (and I’ll probably also see it in 2020), but I remember a post that read “regardless of who’s President, Jesus is King,” or something to that nature. And it’s true.
Jesus was King before America was founded. He has been King for as long as America has been around, and He will be King after America falls.
One of the main objectives of this site has been to try to direct people to Christ. Though I don’t always get to that point, I think I really should start doing this far more often. Because the unfortunate reality is that, eventually, one of these lunatics is going to be in the White House. As a result, we really must brace for what is to come. And there is no better way to brace for disaster than in the comfort of Christ.
My mission is not just to fight for the survival of America, which really is only a secondary mission, but to also fight for the survival and growth of Christianity; helping as many people to receive Christ as I possibly can.
So that’s the good news regardless of what may happen from here on out. Even if evil wins against America, Jesus has already won against evil. That being said, I think we all should try and fight against the evil that wishes to destroy America. Though that really goes without saying.
1 Corinthians 15:57
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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I had written an article fairly similar to this one back in September of 2017 after Trump reportedly made a deal with Schumer and Pelosi regarding DACA that excluded the wall (and such a report was later debunked). So we’ve been here before, with conservatives and Trump supporters sitting at the edge of the cliff believing that they’re being thrown over. I can tell you right now, relax. Allow me to explain the situation.
This time is different from the September article because that article talked about an MSM report about Trump caving on the wall, which I explained why that was bogus. The way it’s different this time is that Trump himself tweeted something that, at first glance, can be seen as potentially caving (if you don’t look at the other things the Trump administration is saying, of course). But even in those tweets, you can also see that he is not caving on the wall.
Here are the tweets that I’m sure you’ve seen float around if you have a Twitter account and are following Donald Trump: “The Democrats, are saying loud and clear that they do not want to build a Concrete Wall – but we are not building a Concrete Wall, we are building artistically designed steel slats, so that you can easily see through it…” “…It will be beautiful and, at the same time, give our Country the security that our citizens deserve. It will go up fast and save us BILLIONS of dollars a month once completed!”
At first glance, it certainly looks like Trump is caving on the wall. Literally saying “we are not building a Concrete Wall” will naturally and understandably lead people to think he’s caving. But here’s the thing: a concrete wall would be next to useless and worthless to have at the Southern Border.
First, a concrete wall is not see-through, so you can’t see people coming on the other side unless you get a lot more Border Patrol agents. Having a see-through steel slat wall is far more cost-effective and effective in general.
Second, a concrete wall is not indestructible. Matter of fact, it wouldn’t take all that much to break through or dig through or simply blow it up. And since you can’t see through it, you don’t have much of a chance to catch anyone trying anything there.
Now, I can definitely understand why there are Trump supporters out there who legitimately think he’s caving. When Trump first brought up the idea of building a “big, beautiful wall”, I think a lot of people had a pretty good idea as to what it would look like: a concrete, stone or even steel wall (not see-through) that is pretty much similar to a prison wall (only instead of keeping people in, it keeps people out).
Or at the very least, a wall that is similar to the one in Israel that separates them from the Palestinian terrorists trying to invade and destroy Israel in the West Bank.
Here’s the thing about that: Israel’s wall is covering the border between Israel and the West Bank, with 272 miles already finished (as of 2011), 36 miles under construction (as of 2011) and 132 miles planned (as of 2011). In total, that’s a planned wall that covers 440 miles. Of course, Israel has more than just the West Bank to worry about in terms of border security, but in other areas, such as in its border with Egypt, they have chosen to build up fences that are reportedly more effective than ours, according to the Washington Examiner.
440 miles along the West Bank in comparison to around 2,000 miles in our southern border. Pretty big difference.
Now, returning to Trump himself, there’s more to look at than just the tweets. Yes, the tweets could bring people to the wrong conclusion, but it’s definitely that: the WRONG conclusion.
Sarah Sanders and Trump have said as much that they were looking for other ways to fund the wall, at least $5 billion to start it, apart from having to deal with the Democrats. That’s not caving, that’s having a plan B.
Democrats are most likely not going to give Trump any money for a border wall, and Trump himself is acutely aware of that. As a result, in order to fulfill the biggest promise he made during the campaign, he’s looking at other options to get the wall funded, such as signing an executive order and having the military pay for the wall.
Trump looking for ways to build the wall that don’t lead to a government shutdown (which I would be okay with) is not an indication of Trump caving on the wall whatsoever.
Now, I can understand people’s frustrations here. The best chance we have at building the wall is with a Republican Congress, which we will only have for a few more weeks. Personally, I wish I had not expected so much out of traitorous RINOs like McCain and Paul Ryan because if we did not fund a wall in the first two years of Trump’s presidency, we won’t likely fund the wall in the next few weeks either.
But that doesn’t fall on Trump’s feet. It falls on the Republican Establishment being unwilling to listen to their constituents… again. The real ire ought to fall on the Republican Establishment that kept Obamacare funded, kept Planned Parenthood funded, and kept our borders unsecured.
Trump is fighting with these guys when he should only be fighting with Democrats. Of course, I do think Trump has the ability to do more than he’s doing right now, but any sort of anguish directed at him is really misplaced.
I’m not saying he doesn’t make mistakes. I think that Omnibus bill he signed was a pretty big one. But the real people that should be earning people’s scorn are people like Paul Ryan, who was Democrats’ best friend throughout these last two years, even when he got none of the credit and he was still attacked because he had an “R” next to his name. People like John McCain who, up to the moment he died, was a big obstructionist holding the Republican Party hostage (let’s not forget he was the deciding factor in not repealing and replacing Obamacare). People like Jeff Flake and Bob Corker who decided to switch sides under the guise of “country over party” which is a massive sham.
Trump is not caving on the wall. He’s not a quitter. Watching The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice, one recurring theme throughout the seasons that I’ve watched is that he hates it when someone just decides to quit or doesn’t give their best efforts. He hates quitters, so he would not be willing to quit himself.
But again, there’s really no actual and substantial indication that he is caving or quitting in any way. He has a tough job ahead of him and many in the Republican Party like the aforementioned people (except McCain at this point, but Romney will replace him in this obstructionist capacity in the new Congress) are all too happy to stab him in the back on this issue and let the blame fall on him… and it seems to be working, sadly.
So no, Trump’s not caving on the wall. I think he may have thought that once he became President that everyone would automatically love and support him, particularly on the wall. But he soon came to the realization there are seriously depraved and evil S.O.B’s out there in Washington.
And unfortunately, Democrats took control of the House, so there is not much chance at all that the wall will be built through Congress once the new Congress assembles, which is largely the reason for Trump to be looking for another way to get the wall.
It certainly won’t be easy to get it done and we might even have to wait until after the 2020 election to get a wall funded (hopefully it won’t come to that). But under such circumstance, the choice still remains pretty clear. It’s either the chance at building a wall with a newly re-elected and re-inaugurated Trump or zero chance at building a wall with a newly elected and newly inaugurated President Bernie Sanders, or President Joe Biden or whoever wins the Democrat nomination.
I’m not saying this is a good position to be in – it’s certainly not. But unfortunately, it might well come to that and we have to be ready to face reality.
Like during the midterms, I’ll take Republicans sometimes doing something good over Democrats purging this country from its foundation and turning it into something it was never intended to become: another China, Soviet Russia, Cuba or Venezuela.
I could write every single reason not to allow any Democrat to beat Trump (something both Trump supporters and NeverTrump conservatives should consider), but that will have to wait for another time. As it is, the main point to take away from this article is right in the title: Trump is NOT giving up on the wall. Whether he succeeds or not is a different story, but I think he can do it. We just need to pray to God that we can overcome the evils of the Left.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
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