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A Closer look at the Arizona Election

Arizona Midterm Election, A Closer Look [GUEST POST]

On The Hunt for Facts

Since the recent election, I was concerned about the outcome.

The Republican candidate in Arizona for Senator won on election night.  However, the Democrat candidate was declared the winner almost a week later.

With other elections such as Florida and other states having allegations of voter fraud, I took it upon myself to at least in a small way look at the results myself.

I started with getting the election results from previous elections, dating back to 2010 for comparison, going granular not only by county but by precinct in each county.

Then I made a spreadsheet.

Well, because I like to do spreadsheets and yes I am that guy. I did find some rather interesting results.

The Counties

First, let’s start with the simple number of registered voters versus actual votes counted.

Obviously, A should never be larger than B, such as Precinct 1 would have 500 registered but only 300 voted including early ballots, provisional, etc. Here’s what I found.

AZ Voter Registration Sheet

Apparently, the accounting is not correct, especially if these are supposed to be the official results.

I also added the 203 column, which referred to Prop 203 in 2010 which legalized medical marijuana in Arizona.

Again, it had the same pattern.

Polls said Arizonians didn’t want it. Election night the vote said outright that they didn’t want it.

But hey what’s this, a box? Oh, interesting there’s all these uncounted ballots, and well looky-here it just happens that there are enough votes that it did pass by 4,341.

As I mentioned, these are from the official results from the Arizona Secretary of State.

This alone shows that there is not a proper accounting in the least of whether the registered versus voters are legitimate. Here’s the breakdown by precinct.

The Precincts

AZ Precinct Breakdown

First, I am not showing the actual vote tallies merely because I do not know if they’ve been officially released to the public. First, since the vote tallies are yet to be released publicly, we won’t be stating those here. I just called up each county to ask and they either directed me to the location or they emailed it to me directly.

So until I see that’s it’s been put onto the website as released I’m going to treat it as embargoed, just in case.

The Breakdown

What I have here are all 26 precincts that have more votes than registered. Column F shows the number of votes over and above what was registered.

Columns H and I, well ok I guess I’ll show the votes here, no one tells anyone ok?

Column J is the percentage of votes to registered, essentially the turnout.

At the top is 67%, that’s the average throughout the state.

As you can see going down the column these areas had an overabundance of turnout.

And of course, the R and D is who won or a tie if the vote was the same for both.

Therefore, column O is the amount of percentage over and above the state average.

Yeah, granted, some areas had lower turnout over here and higher turnout over there. Taking these out for this point, there are areas that had 0% or really low turnout, and areas as high as 97%.

However, Doney Park at 1824%?

Oh, Yuma, it had zero registered voters and 19 actual voters, I have no idea how to calculate that one.

So columns P & Q (sorry for S & T, ended up duplicating) are then weighted to that 67% average of what that vote might have looked like. This would mean that McSally would’ve had 3,408 votes less and Sinema 5,712.

The next sheet I’ll admit is purely speculative, and you could shoot a thousand holes into it.

Previous Trends

Historical Voting Trends.

What I did here was in each election going back to 2010 I looked at all the races to look at one specific criterion.

On off-years such as this one, I looked at the Governor candidates, 2016 and 2012 were Presidential candidates.

For each precinct I wanted to gauge whether it leaned Republican or Democrat, going by say for 2018 Precinct 1 carried the Republican, and so on.

In total, I had five elections to base that on, so if a precinct went four or five for a given candidate I would say it would lean that way, less than that I disregarded it.

I then asked some simple questions. How can this precinct that was historically Republican-leaning could vote for Sinema?

That to me had a big disconnect.

True, maybe McSally didn’t campaign there. Maybe she said she was anti-Trump and the voters didn’t like that? Again, many variables.

But that’s a large number, as I show here that’s 11.4% of the precincts that for all five elections were leaning Republican decided to switch?

The next column is worse, looking solely at the 2018 election, those precincts that carried Ducey 237 decided to vote against McSally? Or more precisely voted for the Socialist candidate that in several videos referred to Arizona as the Meth lab of the United States, as well as the sixth C for crazy.

Yeah, I’m sure Arizona wanted that.

The next two columns I did the same questions for Prop 203, received even more stark numbers.

Now granted, demographics shift. Precincts get redrawn, some are added to this election and others dissolved. And as I mentioned maybe McSally had her own issues with getting the message out. It’s just that to me this seems very odd, someone is going to explain it to me.

So let me be clear. If Sinema won fair-and-square then so be it. The manner in which this was done leaves me with huge suspicions, and the released data doesn’t help that. In the very least it shows that the tallying has problems, either in the number of registration or in the vote counting.

Granted, mistakes happen. However, did anyone pick up on the last columns I had, where it said R and D?

The number of precincts that I note had 6 where McSally won and 20 that Sinema won. If you take out Yuma since I don’t know, zero registered voters, that gives 5 Republican questionable to Democrat’s 20.

Very interesting to me.

Right now I have serious doubts as to the legitimacy of Sinema’s election. Until those concerns are addressed, quite frankly, I do not recognize her as my Senator. There is too much potential fraud going on here, I don’t know what to make of it.

Lastly, I do concede that it may be that the Republicans need to turn out the vote better next time. I made this sheet to show the weak points versus the strong and who won in each. Heck, the Democrats could even use this, I don’t mind if they use it, I don’t mind a fair fight.

To See the Full Spreadsheet with all the Data, click here Full Spreadsheet.

Romanticizing China

Romanticizing Communism

Media Outlets are Promoting Communism

Communism in China
Credit: NYT The Land that Failed to Fail

It was a casual Sunday.   My daughter had another grueling two-hour volleyball practice that I use to catch up on whatever project I’m working on at the moment.

Naturally, a lot of scrolling happens during these practices.  During my snoozefest scrolling sesh, I saw it.

An NYTimes Article is romanticizing “Communist” China. Inappropriately titled, “The Land that Failed to Fail.”

Now, this is the second time in recent months I’ve seen a magazine article romanticizing the concept of Communism.  The last time was Teen Vogue of all places.


A growing discontent for capitalism and a resurgence of Communism or “Democratic Socialism” (as some on the Left like to use as a disguise for Communism) is spreading in the United States.

Let’s focus on this one particular article about the success of Chinese Communism though.  It says,

In the uncertain years after Mao’s death, long before China became an industrial juggernaut, before the Communist Party went on a winning streak that would reshape the world, a group of economics students gathered at a mountain retreat outside Shanghai.

The article goes on to boast the massive growth of China’s economy in the past 40 years as some Communist Christmas Miracle.  This miracle defied all odds and didn’t fail when everyone said it would.

Why is this article idolizing Communism as some socioeconomic beacon of success?

Seriously? Has this writer ever been to China?

Every nation that attempts Communism fails, including China.  The only thing remaining in China that is Communist is the political party that should have but didn’t abandon the name after it failed.

Don’t believe me?  Let’s look at some history and most importantly, some facts.

A Brief History

Communist China
Image Credit: Ron Paul Liberty Report

Mao Zedong defeated the existing Chinese regime in 1949.

Immediately after, he brought true, authentic Communism to the people of China.

Communism is not Love.

Communism is the hammer which we use to crush the enemy. -Mao Zedong

His first order of business was equally distributing all land among the people.

Next, he centralized all means of production under the control of the state.  Agriculture shifted to a system of collective farming.

Landlords and capitalists were suppressed and stripped of all property and wealth.

Mao’s Great Leap Forward was a massive failure that led to famine and death of its citizens.  This failure inevitably led to Mao tightening his grip on the population.  Any critics of his radical ideology were imprisoned or killed.

Political powers grows out of the barrel of a gun. -Mao Zedong

The Communist reign of Mao ultimately led to the death of up to 80 million people and China was only freed of the tyranny in 1976 when he finally died.

Communism did fail in China.  What is left does not even remotely resemble Communism.

Since the NYT author failed to examine the facts, we took the liberty to do it for him.

The Ten Planks of Communism

Ten Planks of Communism

Let’s look at the ten basic tenets of Communism.

  1. Abolition of Property in Land and Application of all Rents of Land to Public Purpose.

  2. A Heavy Progressive or Graduated Income Tax.

  3. Abolition of All Rights of Inheritance.

  4. Confiscation of the Property of All Emigrants and Rebels.

  5. Centralization of Credit in the Hands of the State, by Means of a National Bank with State Capital and an Exclusive Monopoly.

  6. Centralization of the Means of Communication and Transport in the Hands of the State.

  7. Extension of Factories and Instruments of Production Owned by the State, the Bringing Into Cultivation of Waste Lands, and the Improvement of the Soil Generally in Accordance with a Common Plan.

  8. Equal Liability of All to Labor. Establishment of Industrial Armies, Especially for Agriculture.

  9. Combination of Agriculture with Manufacturing Industries; Gradual Abolition of the Distinction Between Town and Country by a More Equable Distribution of the Population over the Country.

  10. Free Education for All Children in Public Schools. Abolition of Children’s Factory Labor in its Present Form. Combination of Education with Industrial Production.

Now Let’s Compare with China

  1. Abolition of private property- Nope.  You can own a home in China.  Granted, you don’t own the land it is on, but real estate is a booming industry in China. By a Marxist definition, the land is not used solely for the public purpose.  In fact, the state issues 70 year leases on land
  2. A Heavy Progressive Income Tax- Again, not even close.  The tax rate for most Chinese is lower than many countries like Japan and the Nederlands.
  3. Abolition of Rights of Inheritance- Wrong again.  Here is the Law of Succession in the Peoples’ Republic of China.
  4. Confiscation of Emigrants and Rebels- Partially correct.  Foreigners can own a home in China as long as they have lived in the country for 12 consecutive months.  Although, I’m not sure why anyone would want to.
  5. Centralization of Credit, Banks, Capital, etc.- 

    Noooooooope.  There are privately owned banks in China.  The government stifles their businesses with regulations, restriction of assets and laws, but they exist.

  6. Centralization of Means of Communication and Transportation- No.  Independent and privately owned transportation and communication exist.  It was previously under State control. However, this was one of the economic reforms implemented in the 80’s and 90’s. It must be stated that the media, the internet and other forms of communication are heavily supervised by the State though.
  7. Production/Means of Production Owned by the State- No. The transition away from SOE (state-owned enterprise) was one of the first economic reforms of the 80’s and 90’s when China was removing the layers of Communism from their economy. In fact, the private sector was responsible for 70% of the economic growth once China was free from Communism.
  8. Equal Liability To Labor- Borderline accurate.  China does command one of the world’s most massive armies. However, in terms of Marxism, China does not meet these requirements any longer.
  9. Combination of Agricultural and Manufacturing Industries; In other words, the elimination of class separation- Definitely not.  There is a pretty significant distinction between wealth and class in China.  The nation of China boasts an impressive 476 BILLIONAIRES. The only country that beats them is the United States.
  10. Free Education- Yes and no.  State-owned and operated are the preferred secondary education.  However, they are incredibly competitive.   Also, there are fees and tuition costs, but China’s student debt is virtually non-existent.

What Remains of Communism in China

Above all, China has maintained a strong and authoritative position over the population.

Recently, China increased their interference in the privacy of their citizens with new technology.  Their new surveillance technology monitors each person using facial recognition.  Citizens are rewarded or penalized based on day-to-day behaviors that include small things such as manners, to others such as smoking.  

Citizens in good standing receive additional privileges, while others not in good standing experience fines and even travel restrictions.

Yikes.  No thank you.

Freedom of speech is not a thing in China, either.

Due process? Well, it’s gotten better over the years, but the Chinese are known for imprisoning its people for virtually anything.

Example: An Author was recently sentenced to ten years in prison for writing about a gay sex scene in a book.

Religious persecution is common in China, and they are also a very nationalistic nation. (Think about their Olympic team.  Zero diversity. ZERO.)

Google is currently under intense scrutiny from its employees for agreeing to work with the Chinese government to spy on and control internet usage for its population.

When you look closely, China has more in common with Fascism than Communism at this point. (Don’t tell Liberals, they’ll lose their minds)

Final Nail in the Coffin of Communism in China

Karl Marx’s utopian vision for society relied on the elimination of the bourgeois.  In his mind, societies that exploited the proletariat were evil and must be abolished.

The exchange of labor for a wage, in his mind, was modern day slavery. To reverse this evil system, he believes the State should distribute land equally and create a nation where no one man has anything more than any other.

Sit down, Lefties. I’m about to burst your bubble.

Currently, in China, their entire economy is driven by and relies upon the proletariat. China’s economy has thrived by creating mass-produced exportable goods at prices lower than any other country in the world.

Unfortunately for the Communist, China has been able to lift more people out of poverty by eliminating Communism and implementing Capitalism.

Furthermore, I challenge any Communist, Socialist or Leftist to prove me wrong.

Until then, do yourself a favor and stop romanticizing Communism in articles that you write on your MacBook Pro from your high rise New York City offices.

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The Case for Gay Republicans

Gay Republicans are Real

Many on the Left gasp in horror when they meet Gay Republicans.  Somehow, being gay became synonymous with being a raging Liberal.

I’m not a raging Liberal.  In fact, I never have been. I flirted with the Left briefly after I “came out”, but I ended up running back to the Right once I realized I wasn’t obligated to be there.

This concept was simple for me to understand.  I didn’t agree with Liberals on anything aside from gay marriage, so why would I base my vote on a Democrat on one issue?

However, this is considered a cardinal sin in the LGBT world.

It doesn’t have to be.  Here’s why.

The LGBT Community Needs A Strong Economy Too

It’s pretty hard to U-Haul on the second date if you don’t have enough money to buy or rent a house.

Economic prosperity means you and your partner, regardless of what you “identify” as, will have the money to do the things you want to do.

Voting Democrat because you support LGBT rights, also means you’re voting for higher taxes, more government regulations, and weaker economies.

There are other policies that come along with your vote for the Left.

Your Democrat Congressman may support your right to change your gender on your driver’s license, but he also supports legislation that suffocates businesses.

 

If you can’t put food on your table, does it really matter what your license says?

It may to you, but you can’t employ thousands of people with your gender designation.

Open Borders are Bad for Everyone

Being gay does not mean you are obligated to save the world.

In fact, open borders is a terrible idea for the LGBT community because many of the people who want to flood here, punish gays in their native countries with the death penalty.

Allowing anyone to come here without vetting and due process puts our culture, our way of life and our government at risk.

If these people are unwilling to assimilate to American culture, they will bring their archaic beliefs with them.  They will elect people who represent those beliefs.  Those Representatives will influence legislation and ultimately, you.

Linda Sarsour, a prominent Muslim activist for the Democratic Party is vocally anti-Semitic and pro-Sharia Law.  For some reason, she is the poster child for Liberal tolerance and diversity.

However, if she were to get her way and Sharia Law ruled America; women would be oppressed, gays would be executed, and the LGBT community would be forced underground once again.

Ever wonder why there are no Muslims in the Republican Party?  Islam promotes traditional family structure, opposes abortion and much like the Christians, are devout to their God.  It would actually make MORE sense for the Muslims to run under a Republican ticket, right?

Wrong.  Their fundamental beliefs directly contradict American values and rule of law.

Nationalism does not always equal racism.  Racism does not always require Nationalism.

Promoting Nationalism means that you want the people of your country to be taken care of first.

If you’re gay, straight, black, white, Hispanic etc and are a citizen of this nation, that applies to you.

Embrace it.  Cherish it. Protect it.

The 2nd Amendment Applies to Everyone

Gay RepublicansThe LGBT was the victim of violence for many years. (Ironically, now it’s conservatives.)

Do you think if Matthew Shepherd had been armed that night in Wyoming, he would have been beaten to death?  Absolutely not.

Communities who arm themselves remove victimhood from their lives.

Buy a gun, learn how to use it and change the script of our story.  Being gay does not mean you have to be a victim, ever.

Everyone has the right to protect themselves.

Abortion is Murder

Last time I checked, gay people didn’t have to worry about unwanted pregnancy.

In fact, many gay and lesbian couples would gladly take any unwanted baby and raise them in a loving family.

Your sexuality does not mean you have to support someone else’s irresponsibility.

Life is precious and if you are a gay couple who have to pay thousands of dollars to build your family, you should protect it all costs.

If that doesn’t change your mind, watch a video of an abortion being performed.

It will break your heart, turn your stomach and traumatize you for life.

Finally, Gay Marriage is Settled

The Supreme Court ruled on gay marriage.  We’ve established the precedence and overturning it would be very difficult.  Justice Brett Kavanaugh confirmed this ruling during his confirmation process.

When pressed on the issue of Gay Marriage, he stated that the Supreme Court had already ruled on the treatment of homosexual people.

Gays for TrumpThe Republican Party has moved on, so should you.

In fact, almost all of the bigotry, homophobia, and hate I’ve experienced since I came out was from the Left.

Shocked?

You shouldn’t be.  The Democrats have a long and violent history of hate, racism, and discrimination.

It wasn’t until the 1950’s when they figured out the minority vote is a powerful tool.  They’ve been pushing the oppressed and victim platform ever since.

In reality, most Democrats opposed gay marriage for most of their careers. If you think they suddenly care about you now, I have a bridge to sell you.

Just Be An American

Ultimately, the Republican party doesn’t care your race, religion or orientation if you love and protect your country.

Take a look at what you stand for.  What you really stand for, not for what they tell you to stand for.  Are the Democrat solutions really what is best for yourself and this country?

Talk to a conservative or many.  How do they treat you?

Furthermore, disagree with a liberal.  See how they treat you.

We need to stop defining ourselves by singular issues like race, orientation or gender.  We are so much more than that and at the end of the day, you’re just as human as anyone else.  If you take the “gay” out of your identity for one minute, would you still vote the same?

It’s okay to identify with ALL the things that make you, you.  Stop allowing the Democratic Party to hold you hostage because of identity politics.

You deserve better.

 

The Gay Republican movement is growing stronger by the day.  We’re ready for you to join us.

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Identity Politics

Identity Politics: A Solution

Elizabeth Warren: The Identity Politics Master

Earlier today, Massachusetts Democratic Senator, Elizabeth Warren released a video of her and her brothers discussing their ancestry.   This well-edited and professionally produced video made sure to exploit identity politics to the fullest.

Elizabeth Warren Identity politicsIn short, the video establishes her 1/1024th Native American blood is “strong evidence” that her claims of being Cherokee are true.  Next, she makes sure everyone knows that her heritage had no part in advancing her career as a law professor.

Oh, and also she has brothers who are registered Republicans.  (Weak attempt to appear moderate and non-partisan? Check)

I mean, we all know she’s going to run in 2020, so she’s laying the groundwork now.  The video basically went down a checklist of potential campaign problems and checked them off, one by one.

My question is:

If she’s not using identity politics to further her career, then why would she release an entire video addressing? And why does she always describe herself as Native American, particularly on the campaign trail?

In recent years, it appears as though Democrats are adding identity politics to their bags of dirty tricks.  I mean, who doesn’t want to elect a minority who can rise up against the straight, white patriarchy and defeat them once and for all? [Sarcasm]

Let’s take a look at how Democrats are using identity politics to get a few more votes.

A Few Examples

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Claims she’s a working-class girl from the Bronx.

 

Transgender Identity politics
Christine Hallquist

Truth: She grew up in an upper-middle-class suburb of Yorktown and went to Boston University.

 

Richard Blumenthal: Claims he was a nearly died serving in Vietnam.

Truth: He obtained FIVE deferments in the Vietnam and war. When he later got caught lying, he said he “misspoke.”

Hillary Clinton: Well, she’s a woman and obviously we’re due for the first female President regardless if she’s qualified or not. Never mind the fact that her husband has his own section in the library of #MeToo moments.

Barack Obama: Identity politics successfully elected Barack Obama twice.  He also converted to Christianity to improve his public appearance.

Christine Halquist: The first openly transgender Governor candidate that’s currently running in Vermont.

The list goes on, and on…

Why This is Dangerous

By electing representatives based on their identity, and not their merit, we are creating a dangerous situation that has a lasting effect.

You wouldn’t bring a car mechanic into the job of a chef, would you?  No, you wouldn’t.

Just because a person feels passionate about politics, does not necessarily mean they’re fit to be in the political sphere.

Don’t believe me? Take a look at the Democratic Socialist sweetheart du jour, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  Her entire campaign has been a mess of bizarre statements and what can only be described as word salad.  (She still can’t explain how she’s going to pay for her socialist Utopia.)

When we focus on the race, gender, religion or orientation of a candidate, we lose sight of (or completely ignore) how they feel about real issues.  Real issues that effect real Americans and our lives.

In doing this, we are setting ourselves up for disaster.  Disasters that look like Obamacare, the Nuclear Iran deal and the bank bailouts to name a few.

Just because a person can be chummy with late night talk show hosts and rub elbows with celebrities, does not mean I want them representing me.

Not to mention, using identity politics to make yourself appear to be some champion for the oppressed, is just insulting and cheap.

Simply put, if you can’t qualify for a position based on your experience and qualifications, you don’t deserve the job. End of story.

A Simple Solution (Even though no one will ever actually do it)

Two Words: Blind Elections

That’s right, by having blind elections we can remove identity politics, from politics.  Hear me out.

Imagine in your election, the only things you know about the candidates are:

  • Education
  • Past Work History
  • Citizenship Status
  • Views on all the Issues
  • Goals
  • Political Party (And maybe not even this one)

No more:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Gender
  • Orientation
  • Cheap Shot Political Ads
  • Good public speakers, horrible public servants

Problem solved!

 

I don’t honestly expect this to ever become reality in this country.  Would be pretty nice, though.  Don’t you think?

Trump Should Troll the U.N with a Gay Ambassador

Nikki Haley Breaks the Heart of America

Nikki Haley rocked the Republican community this morning when news broke that President Trump accepted her resignation. Haley, known for being bold and unapologetic, has frequently called out other countries for hypocrisy or injustices. Unfortunately for us, Haley will be leaving her post just short of two years as U.N Ambassador.

Hopefully, Nikki Haley will find herself in an even better position within the Trump administration. Her career has been nothing short of inspiring for women all around the country, and we can only hope she continues to serve our country in some capacity.

In the meantime, Trump now has an opportunity to do what he does best; Troll the Left.

The Next U.N Ambassador (We Hope)

May we present you with the next (we hope) U.N Ambassador, Richard Grenell.

Grenell is currently serving as the Ambassador to Germany. His nomination came from the one and only Donald J. Trump.

“Well of course he did,” says the Left, “He’s a white guy.”

Yes, he is, but he is also the only openly gay Republican serving as an ambassador. By nominating Rick Grenell to be the US Ambassador to the U.N, President Trump would be reaching epic levels of trolliness.

And that’s something we can get behind all day.

So Much Trolling

Not only will the Left’s wheel of oppression fall off its gears, but now homophobic nations will be face to face with someone they usually throw off a building.

It’s no secret that the Left wants to pain our POTUS as a homophobic, racist, xenophobic bigot. The problem is, he keeps destroying that narrative almost weekly.

Just last week he nominated a black man for surgeon general and not long before that, he appointed the first black female general in the Marines.

It’s about time we put the homophobic claims to rest as well. Choosing Rick Grenell would help nicely.

Next, despite the love that the Left has for Muslim countries, these are places that still openly target their gay citizens. Just last month, Indonesia “spared” two lesbians of 100 lashes and opted for “rehabilitation” instead.

Imagine being one of these countries who punish homosexuals and considers such a person guilty of a crime. Now they are face to face with an individual who, in their country, would be stoned to death. Ouch.

Not only that but many of the more progressive countries like the UK and Germany will undoubtedly see this as a step in the right direction for the US. However, these are also countries that have opened their borders and tolerate the invasion of Muslim refugees into their communities.

Everyone grab their popcorn. We would see a trinity of Presidential trolling unfold on a global stage.

Kavanaugh

Coping With Kavanaugh, AKA What Happens Next?

After a heated debate, it looks as though Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed to the Supreme Court this weekend with a vote of 51-49 or possibly 50-50. If the latter is the case, Vice President Mike Pence will cast the tie-breaking vote. Should that come to pass, it’s not exactly a secret what the VP will decide.

After an intense, heated, vitriolic ordeal; the end is near. For half the country, the impending appointment will come as a sigh of relief. For the other half, however…. well, it remains to be seen how they’ll react once the vote becomes final.

All that leads to the question of what happens next? Where do we go from here? On that note, a few thoughts.

Your Life Is Not Over

The Supreme Court is not supposed to have this much power or control over our lives. Even if it seems as though it does, it really doesn’t even in modern times. The primary function of the Supreme Court is not to legislate. It is to serve as a Constitutional check on power for the Legislative (and Executive) branch of government.

Ask 10 random people in your life what their favorite Supreme Court decision was and Roe V. Wade doesn’t count. Odds are, you’ll get 10 blank stares. The reason? The average person is barely aware that the United States has a Supreme Court, let alone who’s on it, what cases it hears, and what decisions are made.

Beyond that, try asking 10 people which Supreme Court decision has had the most positive or negative impact on their life. Again, Roe V. Wade doesn’t count. 10 more blank stares. Mind you, it’s not that Roe V. Wade isn’t/wasn’t a landmark Supreme Court case. It was. However, beyond that extremely well-known case, most people (myself included) simply don’t pay attention.

The Supreme Court does have power. Their decisions do impact our lives. However, for the average American on an average day? The Supreme Court isn’t really on their mind.

Kavanaugh Isn’t Who You Think He Is

There are a few things that Brett Kavanaugh is; and a few things he isn’t. There are also a few things he might be. If you’re inclined to believe he’s a crazy, alcoholic, rapist: well, probably nothing will convince you otherwise. A well-respected judge? Prior to his nomination, yes. An Originalist? Yes. Right-wing? Sure. Is he on the level of a Clarence Thomas? Yes.

There’s no way of getting around the fact that Brett Kavanaugh is a conservative Republican, picked by conservative Republicans, and vetted by conservative Republican groups. That said, he’s not the Nazi extremist many are making him out to be.

Does he favor overturning Roe V. Wade? Probably yes, as most conservatives do. Would he? Probably not. The Supreme Court does not get to decide to revisit an old issue just for the hell of it. A law of some kind would have to be created, then challenged, then work its way up the system to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court would have to decide to hear the case. Then, they would have to decide to rule on it one way or another.

That’s a lot of “ifs.” It isn’t outside the realm of possibility, but it certainly isn’t imminent. Nor is it clear that the likes of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch would vote in such a way. The thing about Originalists is that they’re very “letter of the law” when it comes to their decisions. This means that the law has to be soundly written and applied, leaving little room for interpretation.

This stands in stark contrast with activist judges (on both sides) who seek to cram square pegs into round holes; making a law fit no matter what.

In any case, should an “overturn” of Roe V. Wade occur, the issue would simply go to the states where they can decide whether or not to keep it. In my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with this approach. Let the governors and state legislators decide what is best for their direct constituents; to whom they are most accountable.

The End Is Nowhere Near

There may yet come a challenge to Roe V. Wade in the future. However, the notion that Kavanaugh will spend his first day on the court taking a red pen to the decision is factually incorrect and absurd on its face. It’s as absurd as the notion that this “right-wing takeover” of the Supreme Court will turn women into property, enslave all minorities, and disband democracy.

The frenzy that those on the left have worked themselves into is as dishonest as it is counterproductive to their goals. Have you noticed how the “Trump is a Nazi” rhetoric has died down? Part of that is organic and part of that is planned.

When most of the President’s family is Jewish, (or married into Judaism), is BFF’s with Israel, deports an actual Nazi, and moves the US embassy to Jerusalem; it’s kind of hard to keep up that sort of rhetoric. The “Literally Hitler” crowd has quieted and it’s partially because there’s no traction to be had with such an argument.

Of course, the extreme left still thinks Donald Trump is literally Hitler. The same way the extreme right thinks Obama is literally a foreign-born terrorist. Both are silly and counterproductive. All it takes is for Donald Trump to, you know, not be Hitler; or for Obama to, you know, not do terroristy things.

A Low Bar

When the bar is set that low, the enthusiasm for any conspiracy theory fizzles. Most importantly, moderates who may otherwise share your views tend to drop off as well. They say “okay, well, this guy isn’t really Hitler…. so what the hell are they talking about?”

I know, because I’ve gone down the “Hillary Clinton is a satanic priestess who eats babies” internet rabbit hole in the past. There’s not a lot of substance to be had there. Sometimes these things gain traction briefly. When they don’t add up, you’re left looking ridiculous.

The bar is being similarly set low for Kavanaugh. All he truly needs to do to quiet the extreme rhetoric is, you know, not declare that all women are baby factories who are owned by men. He’ll no doubt receive more attention than most Supreme Court justices (save for the Democrat’s love affair with the Notorious RBG), but that too will fizzle. He’ll vote on the same ho-hum issues that most Americans don’t care about and we’ll soon forget all about how he was going to declare that all women were now property with no legal rights.

The good thing is that even if Kavanaugh wanted to decree such a thing (I’m fairly certain he does not), it would mean nothing and he’d be decreeing it to no one. Why? Because the Supreme Court doesn’t decree anything. It cannot, and does not go off on a legislative tangent just for the hell of it.

If the country really believed we’d elected “literally Hitler” in 2016, there would be far more resistance to him than the so-called #resistance. Democrats in Congress talk a good game but mostly give Trump what he wants. They vote for his budgets, his spending, and to expand the powers of the Executive branch with regularity.

The #resistance exists on Twitter. It doesn’t really exist in Congress.

So, What Happens Next?

Susan CollinsWhat happens next is anyone’s guess. How will the extreme left react this weekend? We’ll see. I have a feeling it will be neither pretty nor quiet. The behavior of Senate Democrats as well as leftist protesters during this ordeal has been nothing short of laughable at best, and reprehensible at worst.

Apparently sending Susan Collins coat hangers in the mail as a cruel nod to abortion didn’t have the desired effect. Or doxxing Senate Republicans. Or screaming about white male patriarchy because that always works. Yes, truly this is the work of sane, well-balanced people and not, you know, crazy.

Mind you, I don’t begrudge anyone their right to protest. I just wish their protests were more grounded in reality as opposed to regurgitating hypocritical pseudoscience pop culture psychobabble buzzwords. I mean, it’s just sort of silly, that’s all.

But it is amusing and the memes are good so, you know, silver lining there.

The right to protest is enshrined in the Constitution. So, whatever they do; Leftist activists should take solace in the fact that having Originalists on the court means that right isn’t going anywhere.

I just hope the irony isn’t lost on them.

#WalkAway

#WalkAway Gets Unexpected Boost From SCOTUS Circus

Democrats Help #WalkAway…again

Congressional Democrats helped to form an unlikely alliance last week.  Their showing at the Supreme Court nomination helped wake up quite a few more Americans who joined the #WalkaAway Campaign.

 

 

In yet another polarizing issue, the accusation of Christine Blasey Ford set the country on fire.  Despite the complete lack of evidence, Democrats threw their support behind Ford.  The #MeToo shot to the top of “trending” on Twitter with a new one for good measure; #IBelieveHer.

Meanwhile, Republicans and Conservatives approached the issue with skepticism and doubt.  “Why,” you ask? Well, let’s look at the facts.

The Evidence (Or Lack Of)

  1. She doesn’t remember when or where the party was.
  2. She doesn’t remember how she got there or how she got home.
  3. Her recollection of the account and who was there had changed multiple times.
  4. Everyone who “was at the party” according to Ford has denied they were either there or that it ever happened.
  5. She claims she fled the party after the attack and ran home (but wait, I thought she didn’t remember how she got home).  However, she also said she called her best friend from her cell phone after the attack.  The year was 1982.  The first cell phone wasn’t available for purchase until 1984.
  6. She claims she heard people talking about her/the attack at the party. (But she said she fled after the assault, so how is this possible)

There are also conflicting stories in regards to how she remembered the offense later in counseling.

According to Ford, she was remodeling her home and wanted a second door installed so she “could escape” and was claustrophobic after the alleged attack.  This remodel was for a rental property, and all of this occurred in 2008, not 2012 as she claimed.

Also sketchy…

Dr. Ford deleted ALL her social media profiles before sending the letter.

Holton Arms scrubber her yearbooks from the internet, but someone found them and saved them first. **MIC DROP**

For starters, she’s a far-left activist who had pictures on her social media accounts in a Pink Women’s March hat with a sign that says “Not My President.”

Allegedly, a former Facebook friend saw a post where she was bitter about then-Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorusch.  In the post, she states that someone should accuse him of rape to block the nomination.  When the friend replied it was unethical to destroy an innocent mans’ life over false accusations, she replied “So.” (This is allegedly and sent by a tweet.  It has NOT been confirmed, however, so take it with a grain of salt.)

Next, her yearbooks detail racist, alcohol-fueled weekends at Holton Arms.  Sexual encounters with boys were not only frequent, but they also bragged about them.  Lovely.

There’s MUCH more.  Maybe in another article. Let’s keep moving.

Political Chess

Many people believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.  They think that something happened to her.  It just wasn’t Brett Kavanaugh who did it.

Senator Diane Feinstein received this letter back in July.  She decided to sit on it until the 11th hour of the confirmation process.

Then, as if by magic, the letter gets leaked to the public and Dr. Ford’s request to remain anonymous was ignored.  The Democrats sprung into action to not only destroy one man’s life but their “victim’s” as well.

Senator Chuck Schumer publicly promised to block this Supreme Court nomination.

“I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same. The stakes are simply too high for anything less.” – Senator Chuck Schumer

Before they announced a nominee, the Democrats had signs printed opposing all the top nominees before one was named.

The entire confirmation process was a complete circus with the interviews being interrupted about every fifteen minutes.

That was all before the accusation was even released.

 

Brett KavanaughDuring the Ford/Kavanaugh testimony, it was made clear that Senator Feinstein and her staff hired the attorneys for Dr. Ford.

The line of questioning to Judge Kavanaugh was hardly questioning at all.  It was a collaborated effort by Senate Dems to bully the judge into withdrawing his nomination and agreeing to an FBI investigation.

The circus continued, and as the proceedings went on, it became more and more clear that this was, in fact, a political hit job.  It was a calculated character assassination of a man who spent his entire life defending our Constitution so that he could watch it get desecrated in his name.

The Wake-Up Call

This embarrassing show of the Democrats weaponizing the #MeToo for political gain was the last straw for many.

It was disgusting and embarrassing.  Many feel bad for not just Judge Kavanaugh but Dr. Ford as well.  The blatantly obvious politically motivated seek and destroy was exactly what many on the left needed to call it quits with the Democrats.


 

I can do this all day.  These were just at the top of the search results.  There are many, many more.  Check for yourself.

Good job, Democrats.  Not only did you add fuel to the supposed “Russian Bot” #WalkAway Campaign, but you also may have just destroyed your mid-terms.

So on behalf of all of us in the #WalkAway Campaign, we want to thank you AGAIN for your support.  We couldn’t do it without you.

Now get back out there and screw up some more stuff.  We have the #WalkAway March coming up soon!

 

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Democratic Coercion

The Left Can only Force the “Progress” They Want

The Left vs. The Right

At one point in my life, I had no idea what the difference between Republicans and Democrats was. Generally, I felt strongly about specific issues, but I didn’t necessarily assign them to a “party.”

Like many young adults, I allowed emotion to drive my opinions about many topics.

First of all, I didn’t understand that Republicans were for small government and Democrats for large government. I knew how I felt about all the major partisan issues; I just didn’t know which side claimed them.

Once I learned more about each platform, I began looking deeper into their histories, campaign messages and prominent figures.

A noticeable trend became clear almost immediately:

The further to the Left a party goes, the more Coercion and Force they use to accomplish their goals.

Don’t get me wrong; politics gets dirty on both sides.  However, in most cases, when one party loses an election or the majority; they lick their wounds and plan better for the next time.  That’s how it used to be, clearly, it’s not anymore.

New Methods

The LeftAs the Democratic Party has shifted further to the Left, so have their tactics.  Instead of campaigning and getting votes, they cry, scream and accuse.

They didn’t win because of inadequacy.  Nope, they lost because of systematic oppression.  They even have an activist group for each type of oppression that we know of (there are new ones being invented every day).

  • Black Lives Matter- Everything is Racist
  • 4th Wave Feminists- Everyone is Sexist
  • Antifa- Everyone is a Nazi
  • LBGTQIABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP+- Everything is homophobic
  • Socialists- Everything is oppressive

Now that the gang is all here, let’s deploy the troops.

Their Mission:

Shame, intimidate, coerce and force their opinions, beliefs, and policies on the general population.

Find an injustice and throw a big enough fit until they eventually cave into their demands. Don’t believe me?

Some examples:

  • Boyscouts of America: Clearly not accepting girls into your association is sexism.  And starting our own organization is out of the question.  Nope, they destroyed 100+ years of tradition instead.
  • Plastic Straws:  Obviously far more important than drug use or violent crime.  Ban them and threaten jail time for violations.
  •  Pronouns: Use the wrong one and they’ll make sure you get fired.  In fact, don’t label gender at all.  This one is a violent crime they care about.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches:  They’re racist and so are you. If you question this or disagree, more proof you’re a racist.
  • Healthcare: Buy their healthcare at quadruple the cost so they can afford to give healthcare to other people who can’t afford it because they drove the prices up to high.  Oh and if you don’t, they’ll fine you.
  • Jobs: Hire women for your board of Directors or else they’ll sue you for sexism.  Doesn’t matter if they are qualified, or if someone else is MORE qualified; you have to do it.
  • Businesses: If your business is too successful you have to get permission from them to exist.  Obviously, by creating a great product that people want to use, you’re clearly stealing from poor people…or something.
  • Social Media: They don’t like what you’re saying so you can’t say it anymore.  You’re not wrong, they just don’t agree with you so if you don’t shut up, they’ll shut you up.
  • Your Money: They know how to spend your money better than you do.  And they don’t care if you worked hard for it, there are other people who don’t have as much, so you have to give it to them.
  • Being anything but a Democrat: Clearly, you’re a Nazi, so they’re going to punch you and justify it by calling you a Nazi.  Even if you’re a minority. Definitely all Nazis.
  • Being a Baby: How dare this parasite invade someone’s bodies without their consent.  They must be forcibly removed.
  • Being an all Around Awesome Guy: You’re not on their side, so they’re going to destroy your career, reputation, character and hopefully your life with baseless accusations.  That’s what you get for not being one of them.
  • Using Euphemisms: Even if they use the same one, they will call you a racist.

The Left Doesn't Care about Innocent Casualties

This is only a few examples of how the Left must use force and coercion to accomplish their goals.

Obviously, they know what’s better for us than we do.

Same Slippery Slope, Different Time and Place

Every single society that went too far left and ended up with Socialism or Communism almost inevitably became Dictatorships.

Have you ever wondered why?

The shift always starts innocently enough.  Play on emotions, create outrage and victimhood.  Provide a solution in the form of equal outcomes and eliminate equal opportunity.  It’s not about lifting everyone up, it’s about bringing everyone else down.

For the over-achievers, the ambitious ones and the free-thinkers; this is unacceptable.  Either conform to their beliefs or get shamed into submission.  Still want to resist?  Then you must be silenced.

It’s psychological warfare, and when they militarize, it becomes Soviet Russia and Fascist Italy.  They don’t want peace, they want submission.

When we can’t accomplish our tasks with elections, democracy and debate; we will force you.  If you resist, we will attack you.  Not your ideas or your beliefs.  No, we attack your character, your integrity, you as a person and seek to destroy it all.

It’s the same story throughout history. Exploit emotionally vulnerable groups of people, exaggerate perceived injustices, offer utopian society, and mobilize.

Our country is heading down this path.  We’ve seen it happen before in all parts of the world.

Question is, are you going to let it happen to you?

Facebook Censorship Gamble

Facebook Censorship: Playing with $2B of Fire

Facebook Censorship

Facebook Censorship Is Getting Worse

You’re playing with fire, Facebook.  The censorship of Conservative voices is becoming more obvious every day.  You have yet to ban a left-leaning or liberal person by “mistake”.  Or at least I haven’t heard of one.

 

So far, it has happened to Brandon Straka, PragerU, David Harris Jr, Diamond and Silk, and Candace Owens.  Without fail, (and once the media gets ahold of it) the ban ultimately gets lifted and an apology is issued.  It’s dismissed as a “mistake”.  This doesn’t even include the thousands of regular users who get thrown in “Facebook Jail” for stupid things.

 

Facebook’s own employees confess that inside their own walls exists a “political monoculture“.  Even further, former employees admit that Conservative stories and media outlets are suppressed regularly.  Despite his testimony in front of Congress, Mark Zuckerberg continues to allow censorship on his platform.

 

With 2.219 billion Facebook users worldwide, they beat out every other platform with ease. This also means they have the most to lose.

The Conservative Price Tag

Let’s just run through some statistics real quick:

Ultimately, we have to assume 10% is the same for businesses since I couldn’t find statistics to say otherwise.

Total Revenue of Facebook: $40.7 Billion x 10% = $4.7 Billion earned from the United States.

$4.7 Billion Dollars x 43% (Conservative Users) = $2,068,000,000

In other words, Facebook could lose $2 Billion (with a B) by censoring their Conservative users.  

The Snowball Effect

Digital Marketing 101: Go where your audience is.

If 43% of my audience is on Twitter instead of Facebook, I’m taking 43% of my budget to Twitter.

At some point, large pages with hundreds of thousands of followers will build their audiences on other platforms.  They will go where their voices will be heard.  Their followers will do what they do best, follow.  They’ll follow them right off your platform.

Guess what will happen to their friends, they will start spending more time on other platforms as well.

In the end, it all means less audience for people that are most important to Facebook: Their Advertisers.

Facebook dominates online time use more than any other platform.  Along with Google, they control 80% of online traffic.  If you no longer use Facebook or Google, that means they lose tons of data.  They can no longer target you with ads or monopolize your attention span.

Their goal is to keep you spending as much time on their network as possible.  It’s where you get your news, stay connected with friends, follow your favorite celebrities and more.  So what happens if you just up and walked away?

The $2 Billion Gamble

Facebook’s opinion about your opinion seems more important than your value as a customer.  Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case based on their actions.  Your opinion is so dangerous to them that they would rather risk losing you as a customer than respect that you think differently than they do.

Silencing you is more important than the money you bring that pays the people they employ to discriminate against you.

 

With no viable competitor to Facebook, they basically hold the keys to the city.  Unless you want to lose contact with everyone you know, you’re not going anywhere.  Or at least that’s what they think.

With each passing day, their users become more frustrated and angry.  Their frustration then motivates them to find alternatives.

Users are so desperate for an alternative that Donald Trump Jr is offering the king of social media followers as an incentive to developers. Will it be enough?

Only time can tell but one thing I know for sure is that most people don’t trust Facebook or Twitter.  Their double-standards are digging their own grave and all it will take is one reasonable alternative to come along.

You may not value our opinions, Facebook, but you will value the $2 billion we take with us when we leave you for good.

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