The News Stack I never Got to Blog

Yep, today I have decided to clean off all the unposted things that I’ve been saving to write about but never got there. I hope you find a few funny and others interesting.

The following was posted on social media a few months ago. It is a news account of a Russian general being killed in the Ukraine war.

In the opinion of some, there was a shadow over this report. Some said the news was tainted. I sought the original post on the Ukraine news site but was unable to find it.

Sadly, it is indeed a forgery. The photo is actually from the Command and Conquer computer games series by Electronic Arts. Specifically in Red Alert 3, actor Tim Curry played Premier Anatoly Cherdenko. Other names you might recognize in the cinematic cut screens include Gina Carano, Jonathan Pryce, J.K. Simmons, George Takei, David Hasselhoff, Jenny McCarthy, and Kelly Hu.

Next is a meme that I found on the website Gab.

Microsoft has now confirmed signing a malicious driver being distributed within gaming environments.

This driver, called “Netfilter,” is in fact a rootkit that was observed communicating with Chinese command-and-control (C2) IPs.

Microsoft admits to signing rootkit malware in supply-chain fiasco

The driver in question was seen communicating with China-based C&C IPs providing no legitimate functionality and as such raised suspicions.

This quote is the gold standard of the Covid lies.

I knew these vaccines were not going to protect against infection and I think we overplayed the vaccines,” Birx told the Fox News Channel’s Neil Cavuto.

Dr. Deborah Birx: I knew shots would not prevent COVID infection

Another Covid atrocity is this photo which I found many months ago. I call it “Really Wrong”.

I found this gem on my Microsoft account. Don’t know how they found me here.

Could this be the proof that I’m more Indian than Elizabeth Warren.

Here’s two stories from a different perspective that talk about Russia versus the West.

Apti Alaudinov, the commander of Chechen forces fighting for Russia, praised Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it a “holy war” against the “Satanic” values of Europe and the United States as well as the LGBTQ community.

Alaudinov made the remarks during a recent segment of Russia’s state-run Russia-1 television channel. A clip of his remarks were shared to Twitter on Sunday by Julia Davis, a columnist for The Daily Beast and creator of the Russian Media Monitor. Chechnya, where Alaudinov hails from, is a Republic of Russia under the jurisdiction of Moscow.

In his comments, the Chechen commander praised Putin for standing up against the West and NATO, describing them as evil. He praised the Russian president for preventing LGBTQ rights from advancing in their country, contending that the fight in Ukraine was a war against the marginalized community.

Russia in ‘Holy War’ in Ukraine Against ‘Satanic’ West, LGBT: Commander

Alaudinov noted that he is “grateful” that Putin is following the values of “the Most High,” referring to God. “We are not under the flags of the LGBT and as long as he’s alive, we won’t be under those flags.”

To my knowledge, I am the only culture war analyst in the world who contends that the current Russia/Ukraine war started not with President Putin’s Feb. 24, 2022. “Empire of Lies” speech, nor with the Obama/Soros-orchestrated Maidan coup on Feb. 22, 2014, to replace pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych with their own stooge, but with Vladimir Putin’s signature on June 30, 2013, making the LGBT propaganda ban the law of the land.

More than any other factor in the vast constellation of geopolitical rivalries and concerns, that single act declared the Russian Federation an enemy of globalism, and more importantly in the realpolitik sense, an enemy of the megalomaniac “closeted” homosexual Barack Obama who, even then, had done more to advance the global LGBT agenda than any other living man.

Can Christian Russia save the world from globalism?

In other news, the “Velvet Sweatshop” a.k.a. Microsoft has digitized most of the world and made the data available for free. Sorry, I didn’t check for the accuracy of Area 51, but you’re welcome to look. However, I’m sure North Korea can now accurately target your house using these same geolocation tools.

Microsoft releases new and updated building footprints data

Did you know that the first fatal nuclear reactor deaths were in the United States in 1961?

Yep, Jane Fonda was still in braces when this happened. This article is a good read. I think the Sith Lord would find it interesting. Also, any of you Navy Nukes that did prototype training in Idaho will find this of interest.

ATOMIC CITY, Idaho — People in this remote, high-desert town still talk about the alleged mysterious love triangle that, 60 years ago, triggered a murder-suicide — and resulted in the world’s first fatal nuclear explosion.

The accident never got the same attention as Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986) or Fukushima (2011). But the sensational story behind it lives in infamy, even though some experts believe it may have been made up by government officials.

This single sentence is true: Army Specialists Jack Byrnes, 22, and Richard McKinley, 26, and Navy Seabee Richard Legg, 26, died violent, gruesome deaths on Jan. 3, 1961, at the US Army’s pioneering SL-1 reactor in Idaho.

Was the world’s first fatal nuclear explosion really sparked by a love triangle?

The SL-1 disaster led to the demise of the Army’s nuclear program and its plans for “mobile reactors.”

Here’s a link to the book. Idaho Falls: The Untold Story of America’s First Nuclear Accident

More proof that the ancient world was not what they taught you in school. The gizmo in this article is super cool.

Great mysteries are meant to be penetrated and one of the most fascinating is the 2,000-year-old computing machine known as the ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism.

This intricate, bronze clockwork device was first discovered by Greek sponge divers inspecting a Roman-era shipwreck back in 1900 near the island of Antikythera in the Mediterranean Sea. Since then, scholars and historians have speculated as to the exact nature of its precision Steampunk-like workings.

Now a team of scientists and researchers at University College London (UCL) has uncovered a significant piece of the puzzle that comprises this fascinating astronomical calculator, which is thought to be a hand-cranked mechanical contraption used to predict astronomical events and heavenly logistics.

Scientists Create New Digital Model For 2,000-Year-Old Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera Mechanism is considered to be the world’s first analog computer and perhaps the finest feat of engineering ever to emerge from that era of antiquity. No equivalent machine was created until at least a thousand years later when craftsmen built medieval cathedral clocks.

This 2,000-year-old device was fabricated using a complex intermeshing of 30 surviving gears and was harnessed to not only predict the positions of the Sun, Moon and the planets, lunar and solar eclipses, and astronomical phenomena, but also dates for the ancient Olympics.

 If you aspire playing 4K Blu-ray disks on your computer, here’s some news you need to know.

There is no greater acknowledgement that we have moved on from physical media than Intel dropping support for them from their latest processors.

The first laptops without DVD drives were being released around 10 years ago, but until the 12th generation of Intel’s processors, the company still included support for the SGX (software guard extension) DRM technology needed to decrypt the discs.

This is no longer the case, as Intel confirmed in the spec sheet for the 12th Generation processor.

Don’t upgrade your PC if you want to watch DVDs or Blu-rays in 4K

 Last but not least are two stories on the financial failure that is the State of California. Yep, sorry Gavin lovers—not that I know of any—but all this talk of budget surplus is BS for gullible voters and the children running Silicone Valley.

Oh, the following is from a year and a half ago and its only gotten worse.

So we sued the State of California to get the records that are legally required to be made available to anyone who requests them.

Our initial request on Aug. 23, 2019 was ignored, and follow-up letters in October and November were finally acknowledged – 11 weeks after the first request, a violation of state open records law.

Our request was later denied, with Yee saying that they were “unable to locate” the evidence of payments that her office made and that it did not track payments that went through other state offices.

In 2018, Yee’s office paid 49 million bills totaling $320 billion in payments. While she made the payments, she claims she cannot track the payments.

California Controller Can’t Find Records on $320 BILLION in Expenditures—Really!!

The State Controller’s Office is the worst agency in the State of California. Trust me because I’ve seen this in the private sector. If you only count your revenue and don’t include all your expenses, you think you have a huge profit (revenue surplus). It sometimes takes an outside set of eyes to set the record straight. When government denies such oversight then it has something to hide.

In 2018, California resident Steven Childs wanted to know how much the state paid to a single vendor over a five-year period. Instead of the data, California Controller Betty Yee sent him an invoice for $1,250. Childs asked more questions and the Controller’s chief counsel, Rick Chivaro, admitted the state held electronic records and “warrant records” akin to “maintaining a checking account online.”

Today, in a Sacramento superior court, the controller denies having a checkbook and claims the warrant register doesn’t contain vendor information. The Golden State is the only state in the nation not to produce state spending under open records laws.

Our organization at OpenTheBooks.com is battling the controller in this case over our freedom of information request for the entire line-by-line state vendor checkbook. When the controller rejected our request, we sued.

Yee is claiming her office “couldn’t locate” a single payment. No, that’s not fake news, or a comedy punch line. California’s top financial officer actually argued this in court recently, despite admitting she paid 50 million individual bills last year.

Furthermore, the controller now claims that transparency itself is an “undue burden.” She swears it’s necessary to take 72,000 work hours to go through each of the 50 million payments by hand. 

Here are some of the arguments Yee is making to stonewall our request:

“In order to produce checkbook level data as requested … staff would need to manually review the estimated 50 million transactions …” (Emphasis added.)

“The public interest served by not disclosing the requested records and data clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure. As such, the [State Controller’s Office] is relieved of any obligation to produce the requested records.” (Emphasis added.) 

Do we have a representative republic if the representatives get to hide all transactions from the people—and claim that it’s for their own good?

Controller Yee acts like she has something to hide. Here are just a couple items we learned during discovery about how taxpayer dollars are spent by the controller:

1. Using paper and string. An estimated 200,000 bills — submitted only on paper — were paid during the fiscal year. Incredibly, the justification for each payment contains even more paper — between 15-20 pages and is bound and physically tied together with string. It takes 7-10 minutes to deconstruct, copy, and reconstruct each file.

2. State agencies submit employee reimbursements and supplemental payments to the controller without payee information. The controller provides the money with no accountability and no auditing. 

The controller makes state payments, is compelled by the state constitution to audit them, and therefore must be able to track those payments. Any responsible entity that makes a payment can track the payment. It is the minimum standard in any basic accounting system.

In California, the controller has frequently blamed their outdated systems that store records on paper, microfiche, and electronic tape. Yee even admitted that couriers with manila folders run demands for payments from state agencies. Is this ancient Rome?

California Is Hiding $300 Billion A Year In Spending From The Public, Claims It’s For The People’s Own Good

Original article from Forbes is here.

Oh, by the way, I have been in the room where the paper and string claim schedules are processed. This is 100 percent true and as a State employee, I’ve made and submitted many of these during my time working for the state. Oh, the string must be on the correct side of the Claim Schedule packet, or it will be returned to you rejected and unprocessed. Also, the knot on the packet is a bow just like when mama taught you to tie your shoes. If the knot is wrong, it will be returned to you—again rejected.

This is how government in the heart of the alleged technology capital of the world is really run. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

I Do Not Recognize the USA Anymore (Griner Trade Edition)

Lest I be accused of being racist, let me preface this blog by saying in my 20 plus years of paying attention to world affairs in this country, I am finally speechless.

Back story:  We wrote a blog detailing Britney Griner and her being detained in Russia. Well as first reported by ESPN (the so-called sports site), take my word for it, the Blog Father will confirm, they beat Fox News by at least five minutes sending out the news alert.  The USA has offered Putin a trade. We get back Britney Griner and jailed Marine, Paul Whelen, in exchange for Vicktor Bout. 

Victor Bout to get sprung from the Big House where he’s guarded by stormtroopers.

Whelen was “convicted” of espionage AKA Russia wanted to detain an American in 2020, so he has been incarcerated for 2 years, Griner has been incarcerated for about 5 months.  Check out what Viktor Bout is jailed for. Yeah, selling guns and stuff; things the Democrats say they hate!  Bout even had a movie made about him starring Nick Cage…Lord of War.  So, we trade in essence an arms dealer, we get back an American hating basketball player and a former Marine jailed on bogus charges.

I do not recognize the USA anymore. We used to not negotiate with terrorists, I would argue what Russia is doing to Ukraine civilians in terrorism.  US Sec of State Anthony Blinkin (I would surmise he did a lot of blinkin’ on this stinkin’ deal) is set to try to meet with Russian minister Sergy Lavrov, AKA the guy ordering the bombings of apartments and schools in Ukraine to finalize this swap.  The USA spent millions in $$ and man hours hunting down, extraditing, and convicting Bout, and all is for naught.

Anthony Blinkin

I bet this Bout character is back in the arms game within ‘bout a week…. Let’s Go Brandon!

Good news is we get back a woman who is gay and black; three things the Democrats feel makes someone super deprived.  Also allow me to add, she was not a tourist, she knew damn well she was breaking the law.  Oh, not to be outdone, Griner was in court this AM, said she was never read her rights…….um you ain’t on Cops sweetheart.

Final note: We are not Russian citizens; it is not ok to not be familiar with their rules and laws.  They view drugs as a major issue, in the USA we mostly don’t give a rip anymore.  If I am traveling anywhere outside the USA, I’m making a list, checking that list twice at least and making damn sure I’m clean.  Hell, I may buy all new clothes and toiletries prior to the trip just to ensure a factory seal/tag exists for some sort of plausible deniability. 

If you are a US citizen traveling abroad, and want to come back, you better mind your P’s and Q’s otherwise you just might become a valuable trade chip for the country you are in.  Ditto for all you going to Qatar for the Men’s World Cup.  Check out Muslim countries and their stance toward alcohol, specifically public intoxication.  Check out drugs as well…. just saying. Oh, entrapment is perfectly legal in some countries.

I almost hope Russia says no….and counter offers with withdraw all NATO aligned military supplies in Ukraine, just to see Biden’s brain break.

I almost hope God comes back for me soon, Lesbihonest as a straight, white, male, I have no value to this society anymore.  A so-called superpower MADE an offer to swap a terrorist for a basketball player. Please do not be fooled. Whelen is a throw-in due to his supporter’s saber-rattling Biden lately.

The Chief

Comments on Lost Not Stolen The Conservative Case

Yep, there is a document circulating around the internet that got lots of attention for about one news cycle in the Leftist media and about zero attention anywhere else. First the full title of this essay is “Lost Not Stolen–The Conservative Case that Trump Lost and Biden Won the 2020 Presidential Election (July 2022)

The 72-page essay purports to debunk all voter fraud in swing states and therefore Donald Trump is not only a liar but unworthy to be listened to or lead our nation ever again.

“We therefore have undertaken an examination of every claim of fraud and miscount put forward by former President Trump and his advocates, and now put the results of those investigations before the American people, and especially before fellow conservatives who may be uncertain about what and whom to believe.”

Folks, these Bush era appointees have this in the Executive Summary.

“Questions of election legality must be resolved dispassionately in courts of law, not through rallies and demonstrations—and most emphatically, not by applying political pressure and threats to induce Congress to ignore its constitutional duty and the electoral outcome for which the people voted, …”

There is no such thing as coincidence, especially, in politics. These guys are endorsing the Pelosi January 6th show and giving her committee a bipartisan fig leaf. Wonder if the FEC has records of these guys donating to Liz Cheney.

This group never actually checked a single ballot or report of fraud. Instead, they did a Nexis/Lexis search of accusations by Trump partisans and then refute each one quoting verbatim from media or government reports. The assumption is that Trump is a liar and everyone in government is wedded to the truth.

A frequent fixture in the report are weasel words like this: “… finding no allegations of election misconduct that would have any impact on the election results”. Thus, if multiple sorts of fraud could cumulatively have cost Trump a victory in any swing state, they never considered that a possibility. Why would they, the report’s outcome was decided before the investigation.

Folks, we know that there was voter fraud in 2020. The question is whether there was enough to swing the results from Biden to Trump?

Case in point, we documented here that 60,000 people were simultaneously registered to vote in both California and Nevada and 3,500 voted in both states in the 2020 general election. As far as I’m aware, nobody has refuted this claim. It was ignored. Actually the judge dismissed the case which is the same thing. No surprise there.

We also published the names of the dead that voted in Michigan. A month before the election, it was only 7,887 folks. Mysteriously, after the election these guys all disappeared from the news. Michigan admitted to only a few dozen dead folks that voted statewide. Again, I have never seen a refutation of the list that we published; it was just ignored.

Folks, as described in this “report”, two types of people are cited as authorities. The problem is that both groups have a conflict of interest when it comes to voter fraud.

The first are election officials. This is so obvious but must be pointed out. If these guys admit problems or shortcomings with how elections work, then they lose their jobs. They are wedded to procedures and processes that have the appearance of competency. They have “a dog in the hunt” and will vigorously defend their turf. They will never admit fault because they always follow the rules. They presuppose everyone else will too.

Just one problem with the rules, they don’t always work.

Folks if the rules are so great then how did my current employer—California’s Employment Development Department—blow thru over 150 billion dollars in a year and a half? 25 to 30 percent of this amount was fraudulent. Oh, but there is good news on that front. Thanks to Gavin Newsom’s leadership, EDD has recovered 3.5 million dollars of this fraudulent amount. Such vigorous pursuit of criminals is yet another reason he should replace Joe Biden in the White House in 2024.

The other group of risk averse people are judges. Folks, in the wake of Bush v Gore, who in their right mind would touch a political question? By definition they won’t. Its one of the fundamental things you learn in law school. Judges should avoid political questions. Let politicians solve political questions.

Sadly, the guys that wrote this report—many of whom are lawyers—know this. Instead of acknowledging this as a limitation, they hide behind it. They take much pride in pointing out that no judge would touch Trump’s complaints, thus Trump lied about any fraud. The implication is that no fraud existed. This is circular reasoning.

Folks, if anyone genuinely wanted to prove what a bunch of hicks Trump and his supporters really are, they should have let him go to court. If what these guys say in this “report” is true, then why not? Broadcast the trial nationwide. If you humiliated Trump enough, maybe folks like us would not be so keen to support him in 2024. It would have been more effective and entertaining than Pelosi’s Jan 6th show.

Folks, I maintain that the solution is some type of vote ID law. Vote in person and vote on paper. Ironically, it would take a second Trump Administration to have any hope of this happening.

Lastly, the claim that Democrats believe, or support election integrity is a lie. If they really believed that then they wouldn’t want the franchise for felons, illegal aliens, and children. They only care for the “right” outcome. Any process that gives them the result that they want is legal and ethical regardless of how they got it.

The bottom line is nobody associated with the Swamp wants anything to go on the record that they can’t control. Again, if you have nothing to hide and want to illustrate how secure and full of integrity our election system is and simultaneously want to make Donald Trump a pariah then let’s litigate this issue on live television.

Like the WOPR in WAR Games, their only solution is not to play.

The Road to hell is Paved by Birx

Folks, its not too often that the man (or woman) behind the curtain outs themselves and takes a bow for their skullduggery; but occasionally, the villain has enough hubris to do just that. Enter one, Deborah Birx. This woman is evil incarnate and thinks herself quite the opposite. Everything wrong with the government’s response to Covid 19 was not only her fault but her idea.

Here’s a partial list of things that she did as the lead doctor on the White House Covid task force.

  • Came up with two weeks to flatten the curve which she knew was a lie
  • Limit social gatherings to ten people when she really wanted zero
  • Use federal bureaucrats to give governors cover to lockdown their states
  • She fought for unending shutdowns
  • She came up with asymptomatic spread of the virus with zero proof
  • Brix doctored—sorry about the pun—White House communications with state governors and health officials
  • Brix denounced any real science as subterfuge
  • Face masks

The only thing I can’t find for certain is whether it was her idea to keep six feet apart but after everything else I found out about her; I believe it’s likely.

Folks, most of the rest of this post is quotes of others who are quoting the doctor’s book and then comment on it. Please read the source material cited. Lastly, any emphasis within the quotation is from the quoted source and not added by me.

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator for President Trump, launched her book about her one-person attack on our form of government and our economy under the guise of saving us from the Wuhan virus. Though it has been out for a couple of months, it is only now attracting the attention it deserves. The book is called Silent Invasion and, to quote Michael Senger, “reads like a how-to guide in subverting a democratic superpower from within, as could only be told through the personal account of someone who was on the front lines doing just that.”

Former Trump COVID Honcho Birx Admits to Deceiving the White House and Just Making Stuff up to Push Her Personal Agenda

Dr. Deborah Birx, who served as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator under President Donald Trump, has admitted in a new book that she manipulated data and altered quietly altered Useless CDC guidance without authorization.

In “Silent Invasion,” she confesses she “devised” a “strategic sleight-of-hand” method of reporting she described as “subterfuge.”

“This wasn’t the only bit of subterfuge I had to engage in,” she writes.

Birx insisted, contrary to the White House and the CDC, that the asymptomatic spread of COVID-19 was significant.

She says that “eight months into the pandemic, many at both the White House and the Useless CDC still refused to see that silent spread played a prominent role in viral spread and that it started with social gatherings, especially among the younger adults.”

Birx opposed the advice of then-coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas to limit testing on the premise that asymptomatic transmission was minimal and not driving the pandemic.

She and then Useless CDC Director Robert Redfield “agreed to quietly rewrite the guidance and post it to the Useless CDC website.”

“We would not seek approval. Because we were both quite busy, it might take a week or two, but we were committed to subverting the dangerous message that limiting testing was the right thing to do,” she writes.

Birx recalls a phone call from White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows: “What the hell do you think you’re doing? You rewrote and posted the Useless CDC testing stuff,” said Meadows, according to Birx’ account.

“Yes, I did, but – ” Birx replied.

“There’s no ‘buts’ here. You went over my head,” Meadows said, according to Birx.

Dr. Deborah Birx admits she deceived Trump to push COVID measures

So just to recap, here we have Deborah Birx—the woman who did more than almost any other person in the United States to promote and prolong Covid lockdowns, silencing anyone who disagreed with her, to the incessant praise of mainstream media outlets—telling us she’d been inspired by all those images of Wuhan residents falling dead and constructing a hospital in 10 days, and still didn’t realize they were fake two years after they’d been proven fake.

And that’s just Chapter 1.

Deborah Birx’s Guide to Destroying A Country From Within

Birx proudly recalls using “flatten-the-curve guidance” to manipulate the President’s administration into consenting to lockdowns that were stricter than they realized.

“On Monday and Tuesday, while sorting through the CDC data issues, we worked simultaneously to develop the flatten-the-curve guidance I hoped to present to the vice president at week’s end. Getting buy-in on the simple mitigation measures every American could take was just the first step leading to longer and more aggressive interventions. We had to make these palatable to the administration by avoiding the obvious appearance of a full Italian lockdown. At the same time, we needed the measures to be effective at slowing the spread, which meant matching as closely as possible what Italy had done—a tall order. We were playing a game of chess in which the success of each move was predicated on the one before it.”

Birx doubles down, inadvertently admitting where that arbitrary number “ten” came from for her guidance as to the size of social gatherings, while admitting her real goal was “zero”—no social contact of any kind, anywhere.

I had settled on ten knowing that even that was too many, but I figured that ten would at least be palatable for most Americans—high enough to allow for most gatherings of immediate family but not enough for large dinner parties and, critically, large weddings, birthday parties, and other mass social events.… Similarly, if I pushed for zero (which was actually what I wanted and what was required), this would have been interpreted as a “lockdown”—the perception we were all working so hard to avoid.

Birx divulges her strategy of using federal advisories to give cover to state governors to impose mandates and restrictions.

“The White House would “encourage,” but the states could “recommend” or, if needed, “mandate.” In short, we were handing governors and their public health officials a template, a state-level permission slip they could use to enact a specific response that was appropriate for the people under their jurisdiction. The fact that the guidelines would be coming from a Republican White House gave political cover to any Republican governors skeptical of federal overreach”

Then, Birx recalls with delight as her strategy led the states to shut down one by one.

“[T]he recommendations served as the basis for governors to mandate the flattening-the-curve shutdowns. The White House had handed down guidance, and the governors took that ball and ran with it…With the White House’s “this is serious” message, governors now had “permission” to mount a proportionate response and, one by one, other states followed suit. California was first, doing so on March 18. New York followed on March 20. Illinois, which had declared its own state of emergency on March 9, issued shelter-in-place orders on March 21. Louisiana did so on the twenty-second. In relatively short order by the end of March and the first week of April, there were few holdouts. The circuit-breaking, flattening-the-curve shutdown had begun.”

In what may be the most damning quote of the entire US response to Covid, in one paragraph, Birx tells us that she’d always intended “two weeks to slow the spread” as a lie and immediately wanted those two weeks extended, despite having no data to show why that was necessary.

“No sooner had we convinced the Trump administration to implement our version of a two-week shutdown than I was trying to figure out how to extend it. Fifteen Days to Slow the Spread was a start, but I knew it would be just that. I didn’t have the numbers in front of me yet to make the case for extending it longer, but I had two weeks to get them. However hard it had been to get the fifteen-day shutdown approved, getting another one would be more difficult by many orders of magnitude.”

Birx frequently emphasizes her fixation with the concept of “asymptomatic spread.” In her mind, the less sick a person is, the more “insidious” they are:

“Asymptomatic, presymptomatic, and even mildly symptomatic spread are particularly insidious because, with these, many people don’t know they are infected. They may not take precautions or may not practice good hygiene, and they don’t isolate.”

In the days before Thanksgiving 2020, she had warned Americans to “assume you’re infected” and to restrict gatherings to “your immediate household.” Then she packed her bags and headed to Fenwick Island in Delaware where she met with four generations for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, as if she were free to make normal choices and live a normal life while everyone else had to shelter in place.

Dr. Birx Praises Herself While Revealing Ignorance, Treachery, and Deceit

Where did she come up with the idea of lockdowns? By her own report, her only real experience with infectious disease came from her work on AIDS, a very different disease from a respiratory virus that everyone would eventually get but which would only be fatal or even severe for a small cohort, a fact that was known since late January. Still, her experience counted for more than science.

“In any health crisis, it is crucial to work at the personal behavior level,” she says with the presumption that avoidance at all costs was the only goal. “With HIV/AIDS, this meant convincing asymptomatic people to get tested, to seek treatment if they were HIV-positive, and to take preventative measures, including wearing condoms; or to employ other pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) if they were negative.”

She immediately hops to the analogy with Covid. “I knew the government agencies would need to do the same thing to have a similar effect on the spread of this novel coronavirus. The most obvious parallel with the HIV/AIDS example was the message of wearing masks.”

Masks = condoms. Remarkable. This “obvious parallel” remark sums the whole depth of her thinking. Behavior is all that matters. Just stay apart. Cover your mouth. Don’t gather. Don’t travel. Close the schools. Close everything. Whatever happens, don’t get it. Nothing else matters. Keep your immune system as unexposed as possible.

Here is an example. There was a controversy about how many people should be allowed to gather in one space, as in home, church, store, stadium, or community center. She addresses how she came up with the rules:

“The real problem with this fifty-versus-ten distinction, for me, was that it revealed that the CDC simply didn’t believe to the degree that I did that SARS-CoV-2 was being spread through the air silently and undetected from symptomless individuals. The numbers really did matter. As the years since have confirmed, in times of active viral community spread, as many as fifty people gathered together indoors (unmasked at this point, of course) was way too high a number. It increased the chances of someone among that number being infected exponentially. I had settled on ten knowing that even that was too many, but I figured that ten would at least be palatable for most Americans—high enough to allow for most gatherings of immediate family but not enough for large dinner parties and, critically, large weddings, birthday parties, and other mass social events.”

She puts a fine point on it: “if I pushed for zero (which was actually what I wanted and what was required), this would have been interpreted as a ‘lockdown’—the perception we were all working so hard to avoid.”

Notice her above mention of her dogma that asymptomatic spread was the whole key to understanding pandemic. In other words, on her own and without any scientific support, she presumed that Covid was both extremely fatal and had a long latency period. To her way of thinking, this is why the usual tradeoff between severity and prevalence did not matter.

She was somehow certain that the longest estimates of latency were correct: 14 days. This is the reason for the “wait two weeks” obsession. She held onto this dogma throughout, almost like the fictional movie “Contagion” had been her only guide to understanding.

Birx admits that she was a major part of the reason, due to her sneaky alternation of weekly reports to the states.

“After the heavily edited documents were returned to me, I’d reinsert what they had objected to, but place it in those different locations. I’d also reorder and restructure the bullet points so the most salient—the points the administration objected to most—no longer fell at the start of the bullet points. I shared these strategies with the three members of the data team also writing these reports. Our Saturday and Sunday report-writing routine soon became: write, submit, revise, hide, resubmit.

Fortunately, this strategic sleight-of-hand worked. That they never seemed to catch this subterfuge left me to conclude that, either they read the finished reports too quickly or they neglected to do the word search that would have revealed the language to which they objected. In slipping these changes past the gatekeepers and continuing to inform the governors of the need for the big-three mitigations—masks, sentinel testing, and limits on indoor social gatherings—I felt confident I was giving the states permission to escalate public health mitigation with the fall and winter coming.

So there you have it. Deborah Birx was the witch behind the curtain that inspired and encouraged petty bureaucrats all over the nation to kill the greatest economic boon since Ronald Reagan while flooding the cable news world with crap that people still cling to today which she knew was false before she said it. Truth was the first casualty of the Covid era. We, on the Right were correct that this whole thing was BS.

Her justification was that she knew what was best for others. What an egotistical piece of human garbage. Folks this is the classic definition of tyranny, the “Big Lie”, or whatever name you wish to use.

Her actions cost lives and harmed millions of people.

She cost lives by attacking off the shelf stuff that worked effectively against Covid. She cost lives by keeping people from needed medical care because the healthcare community was all tied up in putting people on ventilators and killing people that could have recovered if she had told the truth. She harmed millions of elderly by keeping them from being visited by the ones that love them. She harmed million of young children that lost two years of school and will be hard-pressed to have normal lives due to the lack of social skills and life skills like reading, writing, and such. These and many others were also inflicted with mental health issues due to prolonged periods of isolation and separation. All this because she lied.

Folks we all saw this and could do little because her lies were “the science” and still are in much of the country. True science was relegated to accusations of fringe nutjobs and conspiracy theorists. Again anyone bringing forth any challenge to her orthodoxy was crucified on social media by her willing accomplices. She went scorched earth on everyone that dared to defy her. She destroyed anyone professionally and personally that got on her way. She silenced all but personal dissent in the United States.

Also this week, we learned that she even made a pact with people at the National Institute of Heath, Centers for Disease Control and other agencies that if their proclamations were ignored, they would quit en masse. Not that I care if they quit but the corollary to that is they purposed to stick together and parrot the leader. No wonder Fauci and company were changing their story every week or two.

Read the attached stuff that I linked.

Birx is the reason that children in southern California schools are about to start wearing masks again. She lied her ass off about risks and invented protocols to treat Covid out of the dark recesses of her mind soul.

As you read thru the articles, look out for a curious throwaway line by Mike Pence. Pence was in charge of the government response to Covid and Birx was on the panel too. Pence was asked where Birx came from and his response was the he “just inherited her”. Let that soak in for a moment; WFT? He just inherited her? That can only mean she was a relic left over from the Obama Administration. Everyone wrongly assumed she must be a MAGA person, but she clearly was not.

I could rant on but you get the point.

Oh, so how did this mistress of science get separated from her powerful government job?

She broke her own rules and for some reason, the media decided to crucify her for it. Had they really known what she was up to, they would have left her alone.

Her “tell all” book never mentions how she was forced to resign.

It goes something like this: after telling all of us not to gather for Thanksgiving but if we do keep it under ten people, she got together with four generations of her family to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. The media went full bore after her. I’m sure they thought they were hitting Donald Trump with one last blow before Biden took office. Little did they know that they were doing the Lord’s work by taking her out.

Folks, please understand that I’m not denying that Covid exists and many people got it. Ok, hold that thought, Birx was also adamant that any story about people having comorbidities being at higher risk of dying from Covid be quashed. She knew it was true but she didn’t want that out in public. She wanted maximum panic. Ok, now where was I? Oh yeah, some people died of Covid but many could have been saved if real science was allowed to happen.

If you recall, when Sleepy Joe took office, one of his first acts was to kill any ability to get off the shelf cures and insure that the government not only denounce them but let it be known that if any doctor prescribed them, they risked loosing their medical license and could face charges for promoting non-government sanctioned cures. By the way, this is why there were more Covid deaths under Joe Biden–who also had the “vaccine”–than under Donald Trump who didn’t.

Lastly, Birx succeeded in something that all others failed to attain, she took-out Donald Trump singlehandedly. Covid was the one time Trump was boxed into a corner and needed to trust “the experts” and look what we got. So now that Birx gets that credit, we can also give her credit for all the unnecessary deaths of the Biden Administration. Let’s start with the Afghanistan Retreat and the Ukraine War. Neither would have happened under Trump.

How to Re-Build CAGOP

I’m a glutton for punishment.  I left the CAGOP and here I am giving them advice… of course they won’t listen as I am now an outcast in their eyes.  I know this for fact, as I have lost a couple friendships over it, of course they don’t see it my way, they see it as quitting.  I see it as sending a message, something they will not/refuse to do.  Frankly if I lose your friendship over my political party of choice eat my nuts.

Here is how to fix your Party…. don’t listen you might actually start winning seats again.

  1.  Admit you are weak kneed: this is the first step; you have no fight in you. You are all a bunch of donkeys braying about “the good ole days.”  You enjoy your conventions each year and talk a great game about opposing the chair or certain candidates, but it never comes to fruition as none of you are brave enough to call the question or make a motion.
  2. Get the G-d D**m endorsements in the voter guide:  You love to blame the chair for this; bull.  You are long in the tooth and mostly graying/balding, you guys know the ropes/rules etc.  Get your act in gear, a voter guide that maybe no one reads is your excuse.  I was looking at races with many candidates on the GOP side looking to get castrated in November, at least endorse one and get it in the damn guide!
  3. Get out to parts of the state not friendly to you.  This is obvious but I feel I must point it out.  Some voters/people in this state have never even heard from a Republican, and as such have no way of refuting the Lefts lies about your Party, It won’t be fun, but if you show up, there will be curious folks.  Even more so now with the homeless/crime/inflation issues.  Stop preaching to the choir, if you are blind, I’ll fill you in, the Republican Party is shrinking drastically in CA.
  4. End the consultant class:  Aaron Park takes a W here; he was really right and still is.  These consultants have a franchise territory they are gifted by the Party and as a result, they get to play god in the primaries.  Don’t believe me?  Check out the safe GOP state senate seat we lost as a result of the party/consultants playing there.
  5. Vet the candidates you endorse:  Aaron takes another W.  He pointed it out perfectly about the embrace of being pro-choice.  The consultants gas these clients up prior to their client meeting your group, the message changes depending what room they are in.  Rather than asking if life begins at conception… ask what 3 things they would push for in Sacramento/DC.  Ask what committees they want to sit on.  Throw them off their game and get them off their talking points (and yours) Trust me, if they sound like Sean Hannity, they are likely a Democrat in disguise. I know so, as the CRA has endorsed several questionable GOPers in my day.  Or just keep asking if they love Reagan, are they prolife, or do they want to ban same sex marriage?  Heck that playbook has worked great for the last few decades, huh?
  6. Term limits for county chairs, and state party chairs:  This is a no brainer. Sadly, I hate term limits as it causes a massive shuffle of elected officials every so often, but its needed.  The state party has the same faces just in different places.  The county parties have folks that I swear have been in charge for a couple decades.  Move on, get a life, let someone else lead the fight.
  7. Quit bringing up Reagan for G-d sakes.  Reagan likely wouldn’t get the nomination in your party today as he would be seen by you as a liberal squish.  Keep in mind, most under 36, give or take, have zero memories of “the Gipper.”  Move on, you sound like a person who peaked in grade school for josh sakes.
  8. Drop the social issues:  Put them on the back burner, as I mentioned earlier, you are preaching to such a limited universe NASA may need to start exploring it soon to find out if it actually exists.  Gay marriage is law of the land, abortion is up to the states, rest assured CA is not banning abortion anytime in my lifetime.  Emphasize what you can do, not what you want to take away.
  9. Stop calling yourself “true conservatives or the conscience of the Republican Party.”  Many of you opposed Trump in the 2016 primary to the extent that you wanted a brokered convention AKA the “original stop the steal” so you could put “Lyin Ted” Cruz as the nominee.  You didn’t just make yourselves look like idiots, you proved it beyond a reasonable doubt … to the entire country btw.  But its ok, Donald once gave money to democrats….as I am sure no GOPer y’all endorsed ever has.  Harken back on the 4 years of the Donald’s term, you will see the most conservative president since Reagan.  And to think you opposed it.  I’d bet a good bunch of money most of you voted Biden or stayed out of the last election just because of what he did to your idol Ted.  Rather than blow out the people who don’t pass your “conservative” litmus test grow the party.
  10. Actually, stand for something:  This will be hard as you would rather use words like “repeal” or “wait ‘til we take over.” If you have no plan, you get no votes.  Yes, raising copious sums of money off a Hillary presidency would have been great, but the country would have been a disaster…. much like it is now.
  11. Remove the crazies:  This will be the hardest part.  CAGOP and its affiliated groups are seen by most as a haven for whack jobs because a few apples have been allowed to spoil your bunch.  When you let crazy take the center stage, or don’t isolate it, your entire group gets the crazy label.  I doubt many of you see crazy in your party, so I’ll point you toward it: Jorge Riley and any associate.
  12. Send a message at the convention:  I know this will be hard to do, as it would out you as a true conservative and a rabble rouser, but if you really hate Jessica Patterson, here’s is a thought; during her speech, stand up in unison and walk out of the chamber.  You say the vote to re-elect her was close…. it really wasn’t, but rather than do nothing, a.k.a. the usual, show a pulse.  The liberal newspaper writers covering the event will have a story to write about and you can tell your story about her as a failure as chair!  You may just make a difference, and you would send a message.  She may not hear it, but her officers will, and people who are part of the problem will sense unrest brewing among the natives.
  13. Hold 1 convention: it’s an insult to working people, having to find transportation, housing, and meals for multiple conventions a year where nothing gets accomplished.  Rather than catch up about the good ole days of trying to deny Donald the nomination, you could laser focus on growing the party.  Actually, never mind…. keep whacking Donald.  But it’s cheaper to do this at a local speakeasy than at Knott’s Berry Farm or Palm Springs, just my $.02.
  14. Lastly Reflect on just how conservative you are:  It ain’t much.  You hated Donald, look at what he did; tax cut, 3 judges on the court, ended Hillary.  Yet you cheered on the houses of Congress who opposed him.  Only after his first 3 years did you decide you liked him.  Who is the true conservative?  It’s no one in the CAGOP.

The Chief

Stanislaus County Proclaims Lets Go Brandon

I was minding my own business today when I saw this story. Personally, I think it’s funny, but the feigned outrage is priceless. How dare anybody challenge the orthodoxy of Liberalism, especially here in California.

Here’s the story:

MODESTO (CBS13) — A Stanislaus County resident is demanding answers after she and hundreds of others received an official tax letter in the mail stamped with “Lets Go Brandon.”

‘Lets Go Brandon’ Mistakenly Stamped On Hundreds Of Official Tax Letters In Stanislaus County

“This is taxpayer’s money, and they’re using this derogatory stamp to show what somebody thinks about it, and we’re paying for it. It’s just not right,” Boese continued.

County officials say the slogan ended up on roughly 544 pieces of mail.  But how does a political slogan end up on official county business envelopes?

He says ABS Direct, a contractor, printed the envelopes in error and has since apologized. Gaekle says the county not only doesn’t condone such messages, but he says they don’t belong on official government business.

“How could this be a printing error? It’s stamped on every envelope on the back,” said Boese.  “Somebody needs to realize this was illegal, and it’s just not good.”

Even the Modesto—formerly McClatchy—Bee has chimed in:

It’s hard to believe this statement needs saying. But the recent, incredibly embarrassing “Lets Go Brandon” gaffe — stamped in red ink on official correspondence from the Stanislaus County Assessor and Treasurer-Tax Collector’s offices to more than 500 residents — suggests otherwise.

Let’s go Brandon” is a euphemism for the most vulgar put-down you might imagine aimed at President Joe Biden. The accidental slogan was quickly adopted by his critics on the right smirking at what they deem to be a clever insult lacking profanity while evoking it. The left is understandably appalled.

How the slogan ended up on the backs of tax-related envelopes from our own county offices is almost beside the point. It’s enough to say it was a carelessly egregious mistake, one made by a firm contracting to send mail on the county’s behalf.

Well, that was stupid. Stanislaus must prevent future `Let’s go Brandon’ blunders

So, if one part of government attacks another, even by accident or via a rogue contractor, we get outrage but if government wants to attack the most innocent and vulnerable in our society, or refuse to punish criminals and protect citizens, or solicit money to fix water storage and spends the money instead on bike paths and carpool lanes then we get crickets?

Folks, what’s the lesson here?

I get that even if I agree with “Lets Go Brandon” which I do, I have even worn a shirt with the statement to church on a few occasions, it probably doesn’t belong on official correspondence. What is surprising to me is how widely this story is circulating (it is theoretically a national story now since it’s carried on MSN.) Again, the outrage is greatly disproportionate to the offense of having it stamped on 544 pieces of mail.

By the way, what kind of county tax mailing goes to only that amount of people?

Are they deadbeats that didn’t pay taxes?

I can see this going two ways; first, the Lets Go Brandon controversy might bring more attention to the tax letter causing more people to pay and thus increasing county revenue or perhaps, since this is California, a taxpayer goes to court and gets the warning letter tossed as unofficial government correspondence due to this unauthorized message on the letter and thus they are given a pass on having to pay any tax associated with the letter.

Why not, Gavin gave free water, sewer, electricity, and rent to renters in California for 18 months with no compensation to utilities or property owners just because he said so. This is an offense that no media company has taken up or made any serious complaint about.

BTW Gavin still has all emergency powers given to him at the beginning of Covid and can shut everything down again on a whim anytime he pleases. Thus, he is essential, all the rest of us are not. Oh, sorry, no media outrage over this abuse of power either.

This latest iteration of Lets Go Brandon is yet another illustration of the brokenness of our people and institutions in the dystopia of California.

Britney Griner is a Hero? I guess???

I came across this tweet from an ESPN twitter account quoting WNBA basketball star Nneka Ogwumike (you win scrabble if you get that word) the other day after Griner pled guilty to a crime in Russia.  It calls Griner a hero, and says we need to bring her back to the USA.

First some backstory here.  Griner was arrested in Russia after landing at the airport and trying to bring hashish oil (aka cannabis) through security.  This was around 17 February.  Cannabis, unlike in the USA, is illegal in Russia.  She was detained, and from there held under arrest until her trial was supposed to begin July 7th, but she pled guilty instead.  Her trial now is in the “penalty phase” think death penalty vs life in prison as far as the USA system is concerned.  Very likely she will garner a 10-year prison sentence in Russia. 

When a young Johnnie Does was growing up, he learned right from wrong, he also learned to be accountable for his actions.  When I made a mistake, I too pled guilty in a court of law.  My point?  I was not a hero that day, nor am I a hero now.  I took responsibility, and won’t go down that road again, and my crime was far more political than Griner’s. 

So, what makes her a hero?

Well just her celebrity status.  She is a WBA star who plays in Russia to earn extra money.  The WNBA doesn’t pay much because… well no one cares.  As Troll joked to me “the July 4th hot dog eating contest got more rating on TV than the WNBA all-star game.”  So, the joke from Troll was “people would rather watch men shove a hotdog in their throat, versus women who refuse to shove a hot dog down their throat.”  Ironic!  Just think about it.

(Oh, Johnnie Does was Really Right even while being sarcastic, see note on TV ratings at conclusion of this post.)

I want to come off somewhat empathetic here as I have no idea what Griner is facing in what is likely deplorable conditions.  Her “wife” has spoken out about how she is terrified and thinks she may spend the rest of her life in jail.  However, Griner should have known better.

She has spent enough time in Russia to know hashish oil is illegal in Russia, she is also very lucky she wasn’t charged as a trafficker (aka drug dealer) as the penalty would be far harsher.  Griner also needs to get with the real world. A war was going down between Russia and Ukraine, with the US essentially playing as Ukraine’s proxy.  This likely didn’t make Russia happy, and likely made any US citizen or US/Russia dual citizen a bigger target.  The world essentially cutting off Russia’s economy likely didn’t help with any leniency either.  She is now a pawn in a nasty geo-political war.  It also doesn’t help that her supporters are building her into a large celebrity.  Russia is using her as a trade chip, but we are now going to have to pay a premium in order to get her back.  To make my point, Russia seems to want convicted arms dealer Vicktor Bout in return, think of this as trading our queen (Bout) for their pawn (Griner).  One plays basketball, the other is an arms dealer and likely terrorist financier. 

Griner’s supporters have made her out to be something she is not, so the chances of securing her early return are likely moot.  The US State Department calling her “wrongfully detained” also isn’t smart.  This is akin to annoying the prosecutor’s office.  This type of saber-rattling works in US politics, not foreign relations.  Also why are we paying so much attention to Griner when there are likely hundreds of other Americans detained abroad?  Fake celebrity status.

Griner knew Russian law, she knew she shouldn’t have had the oil.  She has tried to say she didn’t know it was against the law, but this ain’t the USA we are talking about; no politician to pay your bail, no soft on crime DA to let you leave without charges.  Griner and her supporters also need to have some self-awareness.  Griner and her group may think the USA has a horrific human rights record, be racist, transphobic, and homophobic, but she is witnessing first-hand what it’s like to be in a country that is quite literally against that lifestyle.  Griner is black, a woman, and in a same sex marriage.  Like it or not, that’s 3 strikes in that part of the world. 

Maybe the US isn’t all that bad?

I hope Griner gets out and learns a valuable lesson.  I hope all the detained Americans are released, but like or system or not, we are more than fair criminally to anyone detained here.

Johnnie Does

Oh, may I offer a suggestion?  Since Trump was so “connected to Russia” maybe Biden should send the Donald to negotiate with Putin?  Just a thought but maybe rather than spit fire at Trump, put him to use as a past president?

Editor’s Note: On July 4, 2022, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest had 1.03 million viewers on ESPN and the WNBA All-Star Game broadcast July 10, 2022 on ABC had 734,000 viewers. The hotdog contest was tape delayed due to Covid rules and the basketball game–amid Brittany mania–was live and experienced a 53 percent increase in viewership over 2021.

My take on the Russia and Ukraine War

Folks I have been holding my powder about this conflict, but I feel like I’m past due to comment on it.

First and foremost, I don’t trust the American media to tell the truth about this war. They lied for six years about Donald Trump; they’ve lied for over two years about Covid. They always lie about abortion, and doubly about people that oppose it. They hate Christianity, Western Culture, and everything else I hold dear but somehow, they get a pass on this war?! NO WAY.

Joe Hidin’ Biden is an evil and corrupt man. Don’t take my work for it, look at what his own children say about him. Whether it be Hunter’s laptop or the daughter’s diary about showering with her father, there’s no way this guy is someone deserving of power, respect, or the benefit of the doubt.

Biden & Company has been in bed—fiscally and otherwise—in Ukraine for years. Hunter is fronting for “the big guy” and giving papa a cut. By the way, besides Hunter, who pays hookers with checks? Don’t forget that it was in Ukraine that then Vice-President Joe Biden told them they had six hours to fire the prosecutor, or they wouldn’t get the billion dollars. Oh, part of that quote was that if they doubt Joe, call Barack and he would tell them the same thing … funny how that part gets overlooked ever by most conservative media.

Oh, lest you still think Biden should get a pass—you are irredeemable if you do—don’t forget that it was the United States that overthrew the Ukrainian government when Obama and Biden were running the country last time (word is Obama is the man behind the curtain now). So, Biden overthrew Ukraine’s government, he has been systematically shakingdown the government and businesses there and out of the blue this war just happens?

Now Joe rides in with the American checkbook in hand so he can pass out aid and arms like candy while propping up the corrupt government he installed. Folks Joe is the James Bond villain in the story not Putin.

Here’s an example of the media lies told in the United States being retracted five months later.

Two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine in February, Russian forces assaulted a nursing home in the eastern region of Luhansk. Dozens of elderly and disabled patients, many of them bedridden, were trapped inside without water or electricity.

The March 11 assault set off a fire that spread throughout the facility, suffocating people who couldn’t move. A small number of patients and staff escaped and fled into a nearby forest, finally getting assistance after walking for 5 kilometers (3 miles).

In a war awash in atrocities, the attack on the nursing home near the village of Stara Krasnyanka stood out for its cruelty. And Ukrainian authorities placed the fault squarely on Russian forces, accusing them of killing more than 50 vulnerable civilians in a brutal and unprovoked attack.

But a new U.N. report has found that Ukraine’s armed forces bear a large, and perhaps equal, share of the blame for what happened in Stara Krasnyanka, which is about 580 kilometers (360 miles) southeast of Kyiv. A few days before the attack, Ukrainian soldiers took up positions inside the nursing home, effectively making the building a target.

UN: Russia and Ukraine are to blame for nursing home attack

Serhiy Haidai, the governor of Luhansk, declared in a March 20 post to his Telegram account that 56 people had been killed “cynically and deliberately” by “Russian occupiers” who “shot at close range from a tank.” The office of Ukraine’s prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, said in a statement issued the same day that 56 elderly people died due to the “treacherous actions” of the Russian forces and their allies. Neither statement mentioned whether Ukrainian soldiers had entered the home before the fighting began.

I promise you that the American media dutifully reported the war crime of Russia attacking a rest home full of elderly people but the correction to the story either never saw the light of day or ended-up on the back page of the classified section.

But Ukraine also must abide by the international rules of the battlefield. David Crane, a former Defense Department official and a veteran of numerous international war crime investigations, said the Ukrainian forces may have violated the laws of armed conflict by not evacuating the nursing home’s residents and staff.

“The bottom-line rule is that civilians cannot intentionally be targeted. Period. For whatever reason,” Crane said. “The Ukrainians placed those people in a situation which was a killing zone. And you can’t do that.”

So, five months later, the truth come out to a collective yawn because it doesn’t fit the script. The only thing missing from the original report was the PowerPoint presentation from Colin Powell.

2003, Colin Powell testifying at the United Nations making the case that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. A claim that was never proven.

The stories of Ukraine using people as human shields are legion. Remember that shopping mall that exploded a few weeks ago? Russia says that Ukrainian troops purposely placed a large cache of weapons and ammunition next to the mall so this would result in the mass killing of civilians. Given the level of destruction to the place, I think the Russians were probably correct.

Folks, this use of civilians as human shields is a common tactic in many parts of the world. Iran does it with their nuclear research facilities. They are literally located under schools and hospitals to ensure bloody videos to distribute to a willing media should we or Israel ever attack them directly.

The other issue going on in the background of this war is one over homosexuality. Ukraine’s government promotes it vigorously while Russia opposes it. The WNBA chick is likely in trouble because she is loud and proud … of her sin. Putin has a background with the KGB but in recent years he has gone out of his way to promote the Russian Orthodox Church. Is he just a chameleon or has he seen the Light? I’m not sure but I hope it’s the latter.

From a geopolitical perspective, we have no reason to be doing anything in Ukraine. We have set in motion a series of events that will eventually come back to haunt us.

Biden has such a tainted relationship with the region that he should recuse himself, and by extension the United States, from any military involvement in this conflict. We are enabling the death count to go up by arming the Ukrainians and as more people die, we provide yet more arms. Its literally a death spiral.

Democrats Off-Load Joe Biden

Things are not great right now if you’re a Democrat; record inflation, soaring debt, a war in Ukraine, record high gas prices, and soaring food costs are making it not fun to be Joe Biden.  That’s ok though as all will be well for the Democrats after the mid-term elections. 

You may have seen David Axelrod and a couple other pundits remarking about Joe’s age, and possible cognitive slippage.  This is because the Democrats have no further use for Joe, he was needed to beat Trump because they needed a “moderate/likeable guy.”  Now they have no use for him as the world is quite literally burning.  This was the plan all along. You see, Joe was shepherded through the primary (you may remember the bizarre events after the South Carolina primary.  Joe won and suddenly the top delegate leaders all bowed out of the race.  Maybe the Clinton’s made a few phone calls?)  Anyways Joe won and the rest is history.

The Democrats have gone so woke they have no use for an old white guy who has zero original thoughts, so he will be replaced prior to the presidential primary in 2024.  They do not need or want him anymore; he will be blamed for all these issues and any other problems in the world that confront us.  His policies are not woke enough or hip enough anymore.  The Squad and others now control the Party and will be picking the replacement on the ballot.  People like Axelrod don’t start rumors unless there are serious rumblings going on about Ole Joe behind the scenes.  The Democrats will get smashed in the midterms and reality will set in, they need a new/younger leader with fresh new ideas.

Enter Gavin Newsom.

Gavin survived a recall, actually getting around 60 some odd percent to keep him in office.  This is despite record long lockdowns, emergency powers that he still hasn’t given up by the way, high taxes, and a homeless problem that is destroying our state.  Gavin is working on a stimulus check to CA residents with a target delivery date of October…. magically when the ballots will be dropping for our “all mail in election.”  He won’t drop the cash earlier because he wants that check fresh on your mind when your ballot appears.  We won’t be suspending the gas tax out here either (plus this tax went even higher beginning July 1st). Taxes are important to Californians, ours tend to be record highs.

In November, Gavin is going to run the numbers up big time, running on a hyper-woke agenda of closing 3 prisons, sending out that rebate check, defunding police, homeless shelters on all corners of vacant land, abortion thru all nine months plus several months after birth, legalizing female slavery (prostitution), and rampant crime and drug use.  Most folks in CA, the GOP included, don’t really care about any of this, as such this place is going completely to hell.  Gavin will be facing a GOP legislator from Lassen County (no one lives there) Gavin will run this thing up; I expect a margin of around 68% in favor of him.  After he wins big, I have a feeling he announces to challenge Biden.  Biden will be announcing he wants to spend more time with family.  Someone needs to provide Hunter with $$$ for the hookers and blow. 

Joe bows out, and Gavin coasts to the nomination, CA is already moving up its presidential primary in earnest.  Gavin will run the numbers up again and no one will be able to stop him.  Kamala will be told to run for the Governorship Gavin vacates and the race will be on.  The Squad will be happy, and the hope will be the GOP primary will be a knockdown, drag out, bare knuckle brawl.  Gavin will have a huge advantage coupled with a favorable map as far as electoral votes go.

The best hope we would have as the GOP is to nominate Ron DeSantis and have a CA vs the rest of the USA on the ballot.  Then we will finally get an idea of which direction the country wants to go.

This is the belief held by the entire editorial board here at the blog.  We firmly believe Joe is just a stalking horse waiting to be put out to pasture (or sent to the glue factory).

Please note that the Chief wrote this before Newsom ran his political ads in Florida trying to attack DeSantis. DeSantis’ response can be found here.

I Left the GOP

The rumors are true, this past week I re-registered to “Libertarian.”  If you know me, you already know I am a Libertarian, but I caucused with the GOP.  I only voted for 1 Democrat in my life prior to this election, that was Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli.  I am not going to grandstand and claim the party left me. 

Truth is there is no Republican Party in California.

For years the party has been in a free fall.  Tribalism took over and poof, we are now a super minority.  I see that Chad Mayes, the former GOP leader, is still in the Assembly as an independent.  Mayes is known for being a sorta Republican who loves tax hikes.  Would be nice if the GOP could beat him, but why bother.  Frankly he fits in perfectly.  On each vote there is inevitably 3-4 GOP members who vote with the Democrats so it can be called a “bi-partisan bill.”  Barf.

The party brand is toxic here.  Just look at Sac DA Anne Marie Schubert. She used the party to get elected, then dropped us afterward.  She got obliterated running for AG, but the point is, she used us until it was no longer necessary.  Ditto for Pat Hume, the lazy EG councilmember, who will get slaughtered in November because he never wants to put in the work.  The GOP endorsed him, but he refuses to use the logo.  He was in a 4-way race with 3 Democrats, and if he achieved 50% plus one, he could have won outright.  Hume also supported the tax measure on the ballot, and supported the sales tax increase a couple cycles ago.  But that’s ok…. he is a Republican!

Looks like the hedgehog is a symbol of Libertarians

The county party here is a joke.  I mean Sue, Terry (RIP) and others were a circus, but this crew is a straight up joke.  I got an email the night before Election Day saying Sac County GOP recommends you vote this way.  Yup, I got my ballot 6 weeks prior at least, and had already returned it.  We do all our voting by mail in CA, these idiots just do not get it.  It told me to vote Barnes for sheriff, he lost, write in Sue Mason for her race, and that if I couldn’t drop my ballot off someone could come pick it up.  Yeah, read that again, the GOP called that ballot harvesting a couple cycles ago.  Good luck trying to sue over that now.

The top 2 primary has killed off all non-democrat parties.  I don’t even need to say anymore here.  Too bad the GOP supports it.  I think a lawsuit involving all non-democrat parties gets the top 2 overturned.  Congrats on being on the wrong side of history GOP!  In November I get the choice of Stephanie Nguyen or Eric Guerra in one race, and Dave Jones and Angelique Ashby in the other.  Neither race features a GOP.

The GOP had zero endorsements on my voter guide.  See the troll blog for more on this disturbing factoid.  Bonus, the GOP voters are crying as very few of their “candidates” made it through to November.  Shocking I say, shocking.

Recruiting failures.  Let’s look at BOE district 4, a former GOP seat, there stands a very high likelihood 2 Democrats make the run-off.  5 GOP folks split the vote, allowing this debacle. In SD 4, 6 GOP folks allowed the Democrats to both advance to a run-off.  Minority leader Scott Wilk (a GOP) spent money on one of the Democrat candidates that won in this highly Republican area. Face it, minority and leader are two words that never belong together. Idiocy rains supreme here.  The GOP has one option to win in November, Lanhee Chen is the best chance.  I have it on record that in a couple statewide races the establishment GOP recruited a challenger just to deny someone the chance to be in the top 2.  WTF?

The two party system is broken

So, to conclude, the GOP is dead here, so I won’t be wasting anymore of my time on it.  I still vote GOP as the lesser evil, but I cannot continue supporting a party that is lost.  It’s sad.  I voted for Democrats; Steve Glazer (he lost), Dave Jones, and Steve Ly this time around.  I won’t be doing that anymore unless the GOP requires it.  In the races between Jones and Ashby, Nguyen and Guerra, I will have to.

See Ya,

The Chief