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November 18, 2021


Good morning! Here are some stories from me that I think you will want to read. Topics include:

  • Rittenhouse Trial Update
  • South Carolina Election Day
  • Biden Nominee To Be Questioned
  • New IG Report Cites Politicized DOJ
  • And Much More


15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 21:15


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As of Thursday morning, the jury has yet to reach a verdict. It's odd, since between the botched, dishonest prosecution and the lack of incriminating evidence, it seems as if a “self-defense” verdict should take about five minutes. Speculation is rampant over whether some jurors have been too frightened by threats from the leftist mob to acquit, or whether the delay is due to the latest controversy, the accusation that they never saw the best quality video evidence because the prosecution illegally withheld it from the defense.

There are also a couple of tech-related twists: the prosecution admitted using edited and/or enhanced video footage as evidence, and the defense says the video software owner’s manual clearly forbids that. Also, after the prosecutors repeatedly denied that they knew anything about compressing video files, Internet sleuths found a photo of a prosecutor’s laptop, showing that Handbrake was installed on it last January. That’s a software program that can compress video files.

Some BLM protesters in Kenosha were arrested after clashing with Rittenhouse supporters.

While we wait, here’s a discussion topic: Just how stupid does a leftist protester have to be to assault people who came out to support the right to shoot leftist protesters who assault people?


Most Americans didn’t notice an election that was held Tuesday in South Carolina, but I guarantee you Democrats in Washington noticed, and they likely had to call the White House to borrow some Depends.

Voters in the state capital of Columbia elected Daniel Rickenmann mayor with 52% of the vote. Doesn’t sound so impressive, right? It’s even an officially non-partisan race. But everyone knew that Rickenmann was a Republican and his opponent was a Democrat. The Republican won in a city where Joe Biden got nearly 69% of the vote just one year ago, and where Democrats have a 17-point registration advantage. He ran on a platform of more affordable housing, cutting regulations on businesses, and increasing public safety, especially by recruiting and retaining police officers. None of those things are hallmarks of cities run by Democrats.

The official excuse from the Democrats is that voters must’ve just assumed the Democrat would win, so they didn’t bother to turn out. Yep, once again, it’s not that people hate their policies, they just didn’t get the message out effectively. It’s never the reality that’s the problem, it’s always that voters had incorrect perceptions.

Good, you stick with that attitude that your failures are the voters' fault. Keep telling yourself that right through the 2022 elections.


Today, Senate Republicans get a chance to question Saule Omarova, Biden’s nominee for Comptroller of the Currency. Her background includes expressing admiration for Soviet Marxism, and a desire to destroy the oil, gas and coal industries and replace private, free market banking with the government handling everyone’s money and directing spending. So all in all, the perfect person to entrust with overseeing America’s currency. I wonder if Biden, who “nominated” her, actually has any idea of who she is?

You can watch the hearings live at this link:

The best you can say for this nomination is that as horrible as it is, it might be a toss-up as to whether it’s the worst Biden nomination currently pending. Take a look at who he wants to make an FCC commissioner.


It’s hard to believe a Republican is saying this, but thank goodness for federal courts. Monday, a federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking President Biden’s executive order to halt oil and gas operations on all federal lands to fight “climate change.” This is apparently based on the leftist delusion that if you just prevent people from having access to oil and gas, they'll simply switch over to windmills and solar panels, no problemo.

It was a victory for Louisiana and 12 other states that joined the lawsuit. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said, “The President’s Executive Order abandons middle-class jobs, cripples our economy, and hits everyday Americans where it hurts the most – their pocketbooks.” It’s even bad for the environment, since the revenues from fuel production help pay for coastal restoration and hurricane protection.

In a related story, Triple A reports that the average price of a gallon of regular as of today is $3.41, which is actually down slightly. In the bluest of states, California, it’s nearly $4.70 on average, and in some places is over $6 a gallon.

And what’s causing those skyrocketing gas prices? Certainly not liberal policies that wage war on our fuel industry and severely reduce domestic oil and gas supplies. No, obviously, it’s price-gouging by the oil companies! Just ask an expert on the energy industry: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Why, she knows at least as much about the subject as AOC, who thinks that the Keystone XL Pipeline (also killed by Biden via executive order) was meant to carry natural gas.

The country’s in the very best of hands!


The College Democrats, having gone even further down the road of wack-a-doodle, anti-American, socialist wokeism than the national Party, are now devolving into warring camps, digging up adolescent Tweets to condemn one another, pointing fingers at each other, and screaming, “Racist!” “Islamophobe!” “Etc-phobe!”

How bad is it? They’ve become so angry, accusatory, irrational and divisive that even the DNC is thinking of severing ties with the organization! That’s like smelling so bad that skunks won’t associate with you.

It’s one of the eternal truisms of life that fanatics eventually turn on each other and start eating their own. So this is really no surprise to anyone who knows history or has read the great works of literature. Too bad they don’t teach any of that in college anymore, mostly thanks to groups like the College Democrats.


Inspector General Michael Horowitz is mostly associated with the internal investigation he conducted of “Crossfire Hurricane.” That report, when combined with what special counsel John Durham is gradually revealing through his indictments, presents a disturbing picture of our politicized “justice” system.

But now, this agency watchdog has gone further to issue a new report that tells us it’s not our imagination that “Justice” seems incapable of impartiality. Although the IG doesn’t work through a grand jury and can’t issue criminal indictments as a special counsel can --- he’s really an “internal affairs” investigator --- he comes down hard on the DOJ.

THE EPOCH TIMES has a “premium” (subscribers-only) report. We’ll summarize this for you and add our own comments below.

It’s called the Office of the Inspector General’s “Top Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Department of Justice,” and it comes out every year. For 2021, of the nine most pressing challenges it identifies in its cover memo, the first one on the list is “Strengthening Public Trust in the U.S. Department of Justice.” Horowitz says that “demonstrating independence from political influence” is a key consideration.

Here’s a link to the entire report.

The very first heading under “Strengthening Public Trust” is "Maintaining Independence from Political Influence by Adhering to and Strengthening Policies Designed to Ensure Objectivity and Impartiality.” Horowitz has nailed the big problem with Attorney General Merriick Garland’s DOJ. We’ve arguably never seen a “Justice” Department THIS overtly politicized, not even under Eric Holder during Obama’s tenure. (Not that it wasn’t politicized then –- it certainly was –- but now, under Garland, the partisanship is almost ridiculously obvious.)

There are policies and procedures put in place to protect the DOJ from accusations that it’s politicized or applying the law without impartiality, and, according to Horowitz, the DOJ has failed to follow them. He says this is true in a number of cases, including the investigation of Donald Trump’s campaign in 2016 (“Crossfire Hurricane”) and also in leaks to the media concerning those cases. “Numerous national events in the past year have crystallized the urgency for the department to address this challenge in a meaningful way.” No kidding.

Their handling of these cases “negatively impacted the perception of the department as a fair administrator of justice,” he says.

This phenomenon works both ways, Horowitz notes, depending on who is in office. Democrats criticized the DOJ during the Trump era, he seems compelled to mention, citing the example of the attempt to lower the jail sentence of Trump ally Roger Stone. To that we would say that it was the pursuit of Stone in the first place –- especially that heavy-handed and totally unnecessary early-morning raid on his house, complete with S.W.A.T. team –- that was most obviously politically motivated, and it was carried out by Democrats. Laura Ingraham said at the time that they treated him “like El Chapo.” Recall that Stone was sentenced to three years in prison; President Trump pardoned him.

By the way, since Horowitz mentions leaks to the media, remember how CNN happened to be there with cameras to record the raid, and maintained afterwards that it was because they had “good instincts” and somehow just figured it out?

That was Mueller’s special counsel investigation, which might not have been as leaky a boat as the FBI, but, sorry, we’re still not buying that CNN just happened to get it right. And the leaking continues: consider how details of the recent and similarly outrageous FBI raids on Project Veritas employees and founder James O’Keefe were immediately known by NEW YORK TIMES reporters, when this would have required a leak from the grand jury. Here’s a must-read article.

If IG Horowitz was wondering why the “Justice” Department has such a bad reputation, all he needed to do was read that.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, emailed THE EPOCH TIMES that the DOJ “has had a cloud hanging over its credibility for years. “From the [Hillary] Clinton email investigation to the Russia probe and targeting parents exercising their First Amendment rights at school board meetings, there’s not been much to boost the public’s confidence that DOJ is apolitical. The inspector general’s assessment seems right on the money to me.”

Grassley also hopes the inspector general can be given two things he has asked for to be able to hold bad apples accountable:

1. testimonial subpoena power

2. power to independently investigate attorney misconduct

This week has been a particularly bad one for the Biden “Justice” Department, as internal documents released by a whistleblower showed that they’re targeting parents using counterterrorism tools. Parents Defending Education, an outstanding network of groups across the country who have been monitoring local school districts and what they’re teaching, issued a statement about this saying the documents “prove that the FBI was, in fact, using counterterrorism tools to investigate concerned parents who have attended school board meetings –- which directly contradicts Attorney General Merrick Garland’s sworn congressional testimony.”

So, while Steve Bannon is charged with two counts of criminal contempt of Congress for disregarding a subpoena that trashes the concept of executive privilege, Garland blatantly misleads Congress about the DOJ targeting parents and apparently skates. As head of the “Justice” Department, he himself illustrates the way the DOJ applies “justice” inconsistently by personally benefiting. That’s us talking, not Horowitz, but how could he not know this and feel the shame?

According to Horowitz’s report, “In March 2020, Pew surveyed 1,013 adults and asked them if their overall opinion of 10 federal agencies was favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable or very unfavorable. Of the 10 agencies included in the survey, DOJ ranked ninth, with only U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement polling less favorably.”

Well, it figures that under Biden, those two agencies would be just about tied for last.

Here’s an idea: if the “Justice” Department wants to be perceived as objective and nonpartisan, why doesn’t it try being objective and nonpartisan? It is disgustingly politicized, more obviously so than at any other time in memory. The “swamp” is alive and well and seemingly eternal. The only way to change that is for a new administration to clean house, starting on the upper floors and working down. We haven’t read the whole report, but it’s doubtful that Horowitz goes that far in his recommendations.


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Today's hymn was recommended by Joanie S.

1 Be still, my soul! for God is on your side;

bear patiently the cross of grief or pain:

leave to your God to order and provide,

who through all changes faithful will remain.

Be still, my soul! your best, your heav’nly Friend

through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

2 Be still, my soul! for God will undertake

to guide the future surely as the past.

Your hope, your confidence, let nothing shake;

all now mysterious shall be clear at last.

Be still, my soul! the waves and winds still know

the voice that calmed their fury long ago.

3 Be still, my soul! the hour is hastening on

when we shall be forever in God's peace;

when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,

love’s joys restored, our strivings all shall cease.

Be still my soul! when change and tears are past,

all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.

Author: Kathrina von Schlegel

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  • K. Allen Ballard

    11/19/2021 10:24 AM

    Dear Gov. & Staff:
    Thank you for expanding on my comments by leading with an article of your own research & thoughts regarding The Nuremberg Code 1947 on Nov 10th Newsletter. You made my month, maybe more. I'm still bragging about it.

    On Tuesday evening my wife & I attended an informational meeting sponsored by a local doctor. There were at least 75 employees there from a local hospital & a separate clinic. The guest speaker was a Civil Rights attorney who covered employees rights concerning their employers requiring them to be vaccinated. She had some very useful things to say & do to protect their rights.

    But the really useful item was a website called

    Rather than take up space summarizing what's available here, I encourage y'all to check it out yourself. In the troubling days, it may be a comfort & help to others who feel alone in their struggle.

    Already, just 2 days later, the local people in attendance are being denied religious exemptions without explanation. The lawyer said at the meeting that the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically 42 USC2000e, requires employers to make religious exemption accommodations period. The employer is hoping they can bluff you into surrendering your rights out of lack of knowledge they have these rights.

    If this happens to an employee they should immediately call the EEOC and request 'mediation' which is free to them. An employer MUST allow religious exemption.

    Anyway, keep up the great work and be well.


  • Jerry

    11/19/2021 08:38 AM

    How much more time does the United States have left with the assault on oil and gasoline by the United States government? The president is destroying our country’s energy sector I believe this is not only going to cause economic disaster has anyone thought about the security of the country does all of our military equipment have enough fuel to operate for an extended time period this administration needs to be recalled and brought up on charges failing to protect the country the primary job of government

  • Jerry

    11/19/2021 07:16 AM

    The Democratic Party is buying time with this build back dummer bill the destruction of the country will continue the House the Senate could change however the blue state billionaire will flourish the American working bunch will struggle and that’s just to bad your democratic leadership will continue to destroy this country

  • Linda Olds

    11/19/2021 03:29 AM

    You wondered if Biden knows who Omarova is, because she's such a bad choice. I think he does know. Everyone he has nominated or plans to nominate is the worst possible choice for their jobs. He can't be that stupid. He's purposely trying to destroy America. Not only the people he picks, but every decision he has made is designed to bring America down.

  • Anita David

    11/18/2021 10:37 PM

    Aside from all the pertinent and great info - I love this hymn (don't recall knowing it before). Just reading it is a blessing and soothing to one's soul and every word so true, glory to God, thank you Jesus.

    Thank you Mike, for the info and for keeping God through Jesus Christ at the forefront, where He belongs and should never be taken off.

    God bless you.

  • Anne Turner

    11/18/2021 06:57 PM

    I rarely disagree with the points made in this newsletter but I am having a bit of a problem with the Rittenhouse matter. Interestingly I was talking to three liberals that all insisted that the three who were harmed were unarmed. I told then I had seen videos that clearly showed the opposite. They did not believe me. However, while .I understand it was not illegal for 17 year olds to be carrying a military style rifle on the streets, that is a terrible law. I am not a no guns kind of person but to let a teen be legally carrying around a powerful lethal weapon is insanity. I am afraid In see a lot of cockiness in the boy but I would guess it is product of his upbringing. He may not be guilty by law but if you deliberately go into a destructive riot such as what was going on that night, armed,
    you are inviting trouble. It appeared that one person stuck a gun in his face and was wounded but two others died. This child lacked judgement and critical thinking. Perhaps it is our laws that are wrong. Okay, have your rifles for hunting and for protection of your home, but ban them on city streets and public places especially by teens. However, I have yet to figure why this was racist.

  • Robin Rebhan

    11/18/2021 06:21 PM

    Regards to; "THANK GOODNESS FOR FEDERAL COURTS:". Americans have a real full blown all out love affair with their Planes, Trains and Automobiles! It's in our DNA! The fact is America was built by transportation in one way or another. Horses, oxen, wagon trains, canoes, boats, ships, planes, trains and automobiles from sea to shining sea were and are key to America's greatness. And the pioneers didn't do this on cheap Chinese crap batteries going dead on the oceans, canals, trails and great plains!! OH! Electric? Friend of mine works for the power company and he said that 80% of our electricity is produced by coal and oil and if we go all electric the power grid would never ever be able to support our battery powered cars much less trucks and trains and ships and planes. So we would have to build coal and oil burning, pollution producing power plants to produce electricity for battery powered cars. And there are no plans on doing so. So I ask. Now what?? Safe to say Biden, Pelosi and Shumer and fellow democrats have no answers to huge problems they themselves are creating.

  • Floyd A Unger

    11/18/2021 05:52 PM

    Thank you

  • Robin Rebhan

    11/18/2021 05:51 PM

    Omarova graduated from Moscow State University in 1989 on the Lenin Personal Academic Scholarship.
    Not what I would call Red, White And Blue credentials for so high and important a position as this is in our Government. And is in favor of Marxist financial policies which has bankrupted many nations ( except the rich aristocrats in governments ).
    In countries that have Marxist financial policies, crime runs rampant, education is horrific except for the rich, medical care is very poor, retirement pretty much is work until you're dead, bread lines are long, high taxes on what little you earn and etc..

  • Mark Higgs

    11/18/2021 05:22 PM

    In reference to Ms. Omarova: I remember during the Cold War we were told that the Soviets were planting people here to be able to spy or gain influence here in many ways. Evidently we were told the truth!