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March 17, 2023



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But sin is a [a]reproach to any people.

Proverbs 14:34 NKJV

A New Song for Democrats

The 1929 song “Happy Days Are Here Again” has been the unofficial theme song of the Democratic Party since FDR used it as a campaign song in 1932. But looking around at the filth-covered, crime-plagued dystopias that have been created in various cities and states by decades of Democratic rule, I think we can all agree that “Happy Days” are hardly the result of Democratic governance. In short, the party needs a new theme song.

“The Internationale” is a little too on-the-nose, so judging by the Party’s recent descent into widespread denial of reality and brutally-enforced self-delusion, I would like to suggest the 1939 tune recorded by everyone from Vera Lynn and Glenn Miller to Connee Boswell: “Wishing Will Make It So.”

“The Internationale” is a little too on-the-nose, so judging by the Party’s recent descent into widespread denial of reality and brutally-enforced self-delusion, I would like to suggest the 1939 tune recorded by everyone from Vera Lynn and Glenn Miller to Connee Boswell: “Wishing Will Make It So.”

Here’s a sample of the lyrics. Tell me if this doesn’t sound like the current “woke” DNC platform:

“Wishing will make it so…Just keep on wishing and care will go…Dreamers tell us dreams come true, It’s no mistake…And wishes are the dreams we dream when we're awake…”

Are you a man who wants to be a woman? Well, just say you’re a woman, and you ARE! Wishing will make it so! Don’t like the police? Fire them all, and crime will magically go down by itself! Are people being robbed, raped and murdered every day? Claim that’s all in your political opponents’ imaginations, and it miraculously goes away! Are there inconvenient facts about sleazy deals or dishonest and disastrous national health policies that might harm your electoral chances? Bully social media platforms into silencing any talk about them and they disappear! Is the economy struggling and hamstrung by inflation? Then declare inflation over and the economy booming, and they are! Were only 10,000 jobs created during the last quarter? Say a million jobs were created…and they were! Suffering horrific problems caused by an open border? Then insist that the border isn’t open, and abracadabra! It’s secure!

I could easily fill up the rest of this essay by just continuing with that last paragraph. The Democrats have become the denial of reality party. They make up new jaw-dropping fantasies faster than President Biden invents new jobs that he used to hold. The question is, how have they brainwashed so many people into actually believing this tripe?

The answer is that they really haven’t. They’ve managed to take over a number of cities and states by driving the reality-based community out, leaving behind almost nothing but their natural constituency: self-deluded radicals and people dependent on government. That’s now become obvious with the year-end release of the latest Census data showing the continued exodus of population from blue to red states.

Texas and Florida make up about 15% of the US population, but accounted for 70% of population growth. From July 2021-2022, the US population grew by about 1.2 million, but California lost over 343,000 residents to other states, and New York nearly 300,000. Blue states that are still showing population growth, like Washington, mostly owe it to foreign immigrants.

The new term for this is the “Texodus,” since so many are heading to Texas, but Scott McKay at also adds “Flexodus” to cover the huge migration to Florida. As he notes, those who were disappointed that New York voters kept reality-denier Kathy Hochul as their Governor when they could have saved the state by electing Lee Zeldin must understand that the rational voters he needed to win had already moved to Florida and gave Ron DeSantis a landslide victory.

But how long can this continual downward spiral continue? You’d think the people would revolt at some point, or the politicians would do something to head off the crash. But they won’t because, as McKay points out, this is planned. It even has a name: “Weaponized Governmental Failure.” Terrible leftist leaders like Gavin Newsom, Gretchen Whitmer and Lori Lightfoot want the productive, middle class people to move out because they actually expect results for their tax dollars and accountability from politicians. When they call 911, they think cops should show up. That’s not the Democrats’ model anymore. They hate normal Americans like that. They’re all in on maintaining power through identity politics, divisiveness, chaos, demonization and government dependence.

And if productive people leave and take their tax dollars with them? Who cares, as long as Democrats in DC keep taxing the productivity of red states and sending billions to failed blue states and cities?

The best thing that could happen to those blue states and the people in them might be forcing them to go through bankruptcy and get their houses in order, but that will never happen as long as Washington keeps refilling their troughs with other people’s money. There’s a way to stop that, but it will take a major change at the federal level, and not just of Democrats, but also some Congressional Republicans who are reliably complicit in the scam, as we’ve just seen.

Read McKay’s entire article. It’s a bracing blast of cold reality in a political world that’s been obscured by a fog of fantasy.

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Untangling the “Biden Family Business”

Kentucky Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, has revealed the name of a “third Biden” to receive a cut from a $3 million wire transfer from a Chinese company that was divided among family members.  But the committee has determined that at least one other Biden received a cut --- an individual who has NOT yet been identified.

How can both these statements be true?  Well, it’s because a FOURTH BIDEN (“unknown”) has been discovered in the “Suspicious Activity Reports” (SARS) relating to Hunter Biden.

But let’s start with the Biden we do know --- who is that?  According to the financial records viewed by House Oversight Committee staff, it would be Hallie Biden, widow of Joe’s older son Beau and paramour (in those days) of Hunter, brother of Beau.

According to the Oversight Committee, “The Biden family members who received money from this account included:  Hallie Biden, who received two separate payments totaling $35,000 in 2017; James Brian Biden, Sr. (James Biden); Robert Hunter Biden (Hunter Biden); and a bank account identified as an unknown ‘Biden.’  The committee is continuing to investigate the identity of this account holder.” (I wonder if they’ve checked out the “Tomb of the Unknown Biden?”)

The wire transfer from Chinese company State Energy HK Limited to Robinson Walker, LLC, was made just two months after Joe Biden left the Vice President’s office.  Rob Walker, described as a “Biden family associate,” was subpoenaed a few weeks ago by Comer’s committee, and the documents he provided them show he’d wired about a third of it --- $1,065,000 --- to European Energy and Infrastructure Group (EEIG), a company in Abu Dhabi associated with one of Hunter’s business partners, James Gillar.

We were curious as to what EEIG company does, so we went to their website and found dense paragraphs of near-impenetrable jargon.  Now we know that “EEIG is an integration and advisory organisation working with governments and global corporations to solicit business opportunities and facilitate programme delivery through its global network of partners.”

Oh, one of those.

Notice that they also tout their “close ties to policy and decision makers.”  (Like, perhaps, the Vice President of the United States??)  “We pride ourselves,” they boast, “on the benefits that we can pass on to our clients because of these relationships.”  I’ll bet they do.

As for the rest of the money sent by State Energy HK Limited, the Biden family received approximately $1,065,692 over three months, in different bank accounts.  So it looks as though each account was getting a third of the money wired.  These were the accounts of 1) Hunter Biden’s company (presumably Hunter and James), 2) Hallie Biden, and 3) the “unknown” Biden.

So, why was the money sent first to Robinson Walker?  Was this some kind of “pass-through” step to place distance between the Chinese company and the Bidens?  That’s sure what it looks like.  And why would some of it be going to Hallie Biden, who was working as a school counselor and surely had nothing to do with whatever business ventures the money was purportedly for?

And who is the fourth, “unknown” Biden?  Since pains were obviously taken to keep Joe Biden’s name out of emails sent among the business partners, it’s only natural to suspect it’s “the Big Guy.”

Nick Arama at reports that Democrats such as Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin are “freaking out so much” about this investigation that they’re trying to claim it’s somehow “opposition research” for President Trump’s re-election bid next year.  That’s pretty funny, considering the investigation has been going on for years and the reason it’s now kicking into high gear is that the GOP has only now gained the House majority and control of the committees.  The Democrats were doing everything they could to slow them down.  If Republicans on the Oversight Committee could have seen those banking records last year, they would have.

There are, as Arama says, “all kinds of potential national security questions.”  He also quotes legal professor Jonathan Turley, who tells us that besides potentially unlawful work as foreign agents, there might also be evidence of potential tax crimes, the evading of financial rules, false statements and money laundering.  Turley, in a piece written just after the Treasury Department agreed to turn over the SARs, said that “even by the corrupt standards of [DC], the Bidens took influence peddling to an unprecedented level in raking in millions from foreign interests, including some with alleged ties to foreign intelligence.”

If you missed Turley’s piece, it goes directly to the need for congressional investigation of this corruption, as possibly the only way “to force accountability for corrupt efforts to sell influence and access.”

So, what do we know about this company, State Energy HK Limited, that made the wire transfer?  According to the Daily Caller, the chairman and executive director of the company at the time the money was sent appears to have been Lei Donghui, who joined the Chinese Communist Party in July 2002, according to a Chinese government website.

Lei, who holds a Ph. D. in management, left State Energy HK Limited in February 2018 and reportedly serves as general manager of Sanshui Development Company in Foshan, located in the Guangdomg province of China near Hong Kong.  (We’re guessing the “HK” stands for “Hong Kong.”)

Rob Walker sent some wire transfers directly to Biden family members, the committee says, but others went to “their companies,” including Owasco PC, JBBSR Inc., and RSTP II, LLC.

As we all know, the same people in government and media who have relentlessly investigated and hounded Trump have given the Bidens a pass.  The ‘Justice’ and Treasury Departments have even done what they could to prevent a look into Biden influence-peddling.  Paul Sperry, writing for RealClear Investigations, has put together an excellent analysis of that double standard that is, for when you have time, a must-read.

Sperry shows that at the very time the FBI was investigating CEFC’s Patrick Ho, they knew from tracking Ho and CEFC’s banking and wire transfer records that they’d made those payments to the Bidens.   That’s right --- they already knew what the Oversight Committee has been pulling teeth to try to find out.  “Former FBI officials,” Sperry tells us, “say agents had a clear window into how the Chinese were trying to cultivate the Bidens.”  Yet it was all kept quiet. 

We know Trump and his family would have been impeached/prosecuted and convicted/jailed if anything close to this were found to have been going on.  Trump has been pursued relentlessly by political adversaries in government and media looking for something --- anything --- to tar him with.  Yet we now know the FBI was aware of the Biden-Chinese connection as it was playing out before their eyes, and did nothing.




RELATED:  Speaking of the FBI protecting the Bidens when they knew what was going on, the House Judiciary Committee is looking into that perfectly-timed October 19, 2020, letter from 51 former intel officials saying that Hunter’s laptop had all the classic earmarks of Russian disinformation.  This, as we now are aware, was about a year after the FBI had acquired the real laptop, which they KNEW all along was real.

The Washington Examiner has details.  We find it extremely interesting that some of these officials are being represented by Mark Zaid, who represented the “anonymous” whistleblower (Eric Ciaramella) during Trump’s first impeachment over what his call with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy was wrongly said to be.  Now, Zaid is trying to argue that it was third parties, such as media, who embellished what was actually said in the “classic earmarks” letter.  But we know better --- that they gave themselves an “out” (which Zaid is using now) while knowing just how the media would report the story.

Sperry’s report also makes it clear that Joe Biden must have been lying about the laptop being Russian disinformation.  Then-candidate Biden knew what was going on with his messed-up son.  Does anyone seriously think he DIDN’T know that laptop was real when he told us it wasn’t?

We wonder what sort of cover story Zaid will have for another story, just reported by LAPTOP FROM HELL author and New York Post reporter Miranda Devine.  She reports that a Federal Election Commission complaint to be filed this week states, “The speed with which this letter was written, and the number of Individual Respondents involved, points directly to the surreptitious involvement of the Biden campaign in soliciting or organizing the drafters of the letter in a clear violation of the [Federal Election Campaign Act].”  The complaint says that since this was done to influence the election, the signatories gave the Biden campaign an in-kind contribution.  This should be interesting...

Finally, guess what the Washington press pool DIDN’T ask one question about now that we know Biden’s family was paid millions of dollars by a member of the Chinese Communist Party?  Somehow, I knew you’d have the answer to that one…

Tom Elliott: “I have some shocking news”


Why We Need Term Limits

You’ve heard the saying, "Two things you should never watch being made -- a law and sausage." I don't agree with half of that. I've been involved in lawmaking as a Lieutenant Governor presiding over the State Senate and as a Governor negotiating every step of the process with a legislature that was 90 percent Democrat. I've also seen sausage made.

I still eat sausage.

For the faint of heart and those without a strong stomach, seeing the process of politics become the process of governing can result in serious reactions. It's not a pretty process. It can be tedious, exasperating, and embarrassing. But let me let you in on a little secret: it’s supposed to be!

Recently, some Congressional Democrats have been publicly ranting over what an offense to “our democracy” it is that they can’t ram through their agenda with a one-vote majority. Some are pushing to blow up the system that slows down their efforts to enact what they claim “the people” (i.e., “them”) want, from eliminating the Senate filibuster to stacking the Supreme Court with partisan political appointees.

This is what John Adams called “the tyranny of the majority.” It’s not only poison to the American system, it’s also a really stupid political tactic. Apparently, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin were the only Democrats who understood how dumb it is to strip all power from the minority when you’re just one election and one seat away from being the minority yourself (see the 2022 House elections.)

As hard as it may be to believe, making a law was never designed by our Founding Fathers to be quick and simple. When they wrote and approved the Constitution, they intended for the passage of a bill into law to be a hard slog. They feared that passion would overwhelm reason and thoughtfulness, and so they built in plenty of speed bumps to make sure that a bill never whizzed through Congress and got signed by the President as hurriedly as some celebrities go through rounds of rehab.

Now, I'm pretty sure that the Founding Fathers didn't want total gridlock in Congress, but as much as it may surprise you, they would prefer gridlock to haste. Why? Because they feared government in the same way I fear snakes, spiders, and sharks. They knew that the sheer power of it is an intoxicant and that most of the people who enter government will be like sixteen-year-old boys with keys to the liquor cabinet whose parents are gone for the weekend.Watching Congress make laws and oversee regulation is a lot like watching sixteen-year-olds with booze and a BMW. You get the distinct impression that they have no business with either one, and a crash is inevitable.

This is why I have long been a proponent of term limits, which are hardly a new idea. The concept dates back to ancient Rome and Greece, with the great Greek philosopher Aristotle observing, “It is not so easy to do wrong in a short as in a long tenure of office.”

This idea was most famously summed up many years later by English historian, politician and author Lord Acton, who said, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” The current DC bureaucracy seems to be trying their best to become a living illustration that absolute power corrupts absolutely and turns you into a bad person.

In 1807, half-way through his own second term, President Thomas Jefferson warned that "if some termination to the services of the chief Magistrate be not fixed by the Constitution, or supplied by practice, his office, nominally four years, will in fact become for life."

The popular novelist James Fenimore Cooper summed up the prevailing American attitude in 1838 when he said that "contact with the affairs of state is one of the most corrupting of the influences to which men are exposed." This might explain why so many of them retire (if they ever do retire) as multi-millionaires after a life selflessly devoted to “public service.”

Historian Robert Struble notes that the American preference for turnover in leadership was so deeply ingrained that it took until the twentieth century for the concept of “career politicians” to take hold. Unfortunately, among the many bad ideas that arose in the twentieth century, like Nazism, socialism, and letting movie actors talk, came the argument that a lifetime of "experience" in government was a far more valuable asset than a fresh perspective or a knowledge of business, farming, or other fields in which the vast majority of Americans work. Not everyone swallowed that argument, including twentieth-century Presidents of both parties.

In 1953, after deciding not to run for a third term, Democrat President Harry Truman said:

“In my opinion, eight years as President is enough and sometimes too much for any man to serve in that capacity. There is a lure in power. It can get into a man's blood just as gambling and lust for money have been known to do.”

Interesting quote, considering that he became President only because he was Franklin Roosevelt's Vice President when FDR died in office shortly after being reelected to his fourth term.

Republican Calvin Coolidge, who was President in the 1920s, said:

“When a man begins to feel that he is the only one who can lead in this republic, he is guilty of treason to the spirit of our institutions...It is difficult for men in high office to avoid the malady of self-delusion. They are always surrounded by worshipers. They are constantly, and for the most part sincerely, assured of their greatness. They live in an artificial atmosphere of adulation and exaltation which sooner or later impairs their judgment. They are in grave danger of becoming careless and arrogant.”

Old “Silent Cal” must have been truly passionate about this subject because I believe those are the most words he ever said in one sitting.

A new organization for James O’Keefe

Leftists who preferred keeping their true agendas hidden were gleeful at the idea of getting James O’Keefe fired from Project Veritas. But I wish I had a hidden camera to see their faces when they learn that he’s already forming a new organization that’s going to be even bigger. How big? Think about how many formerly hidden things have been exposed thanks to everyone having cell phone cameras and Twitter accounts. Well, it’s kind of like that…

O’Keefe says his new venture will recruit a “citizen army of journalists” and be an “Uber for journalism.” He will host journalism seminars nationwide to train thousands of people in how to document wrongdoing from school board meetings to statehouses to city councils. He calls it O’Keefe Media Group, or OMG, which is what a lot of leftists will be saying when they hear this.

It sounds as if he plans to become the Obi Wan Kenobi for citizen-journalists, which is appropriate because if they strike him down, he will become more powerful than they can possibly imagine.


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