Deep, Deep Corruption in the Biden Family: It’s Real

Today our “Saturday Bullet Points” have been relegated to the bench. Why? We have dived into the corruption that has long been expected but now exposed about the Joe Biden family in Europe and elsewhere. Joe Biden has maintained for years he knew nothing about his son Hunter’s businesses. Documents and other evidence de-classified tell a different story. This will be a trilogy: three parts of giving you facts about the actions of members of the Biden family. And for the former Vice President who is now running for President, his actions appear to be at least tremendous examples of conflict-of-interest if not outright political corruption that includes illegalities.

Saturday Bullet Points” will return next Saturday.

Biden Corruption

It’s nothing new: son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter, made millions of dollars in various financial ventures in Europe and Asia. And Biden the younger did NOT make all that money the “old fashioned way:” hard work taking an idea and parlaying it over a period of years into a financial miracle story. No, Hunter Biden made his millions in one way: being the son of the second most powerful person in the U.S. Government — Joe Biden who was Vice President at the time.

Apparently it all began when the Vice President was assigned by President Obama to be the “overseer” of the government of Ukraine on behalf of the U.S. Hmmm… One might ask why that little nation would require monitoring by the U.S. Vice President. After all, Ukraine had very little to do with our nation. One would probably NOT know that Ukraine is infamous for being one of the most financially corrupt countries in Europe for a generation or longer. Ukraine’s leaders were viewed as little more than shopkeepers who perpetually open the Ukraine cash registers of corruption in for anyone who brings in a dollar to “spread around.”

Money laundering was the specialty of Ukraine’s financial evildoers. Large companies — like Burisma Holdings, the company that hired Hunter Biden to serve on their board of directors — through many years waded in and out of legal troubles for moving money in and out of Ukraine, funneling foreign funds through various European banks to “clean.” Often those funds after a while just simply disappeared.

Hunter Biden hit the jackpot when his Dad took the Ukraine gig from Obama. He tagged along with his father. Some in the Biden camp claim that the Vice President did nothing but just what he was empowered to do by Obama — make certain Ukraine “kept their noses clean.” There are numerous stories floating around Europe regarding Joe Biden’s movement of U.S. dollars earmarked as “aid” for Ukraine. Allegedly, much of that $1 billion made its way around the pinwheel of laundering banks in Europe and then ended up in Ukraine — or at least part of it did.

Hunter in an interview was asked if his success in Europe and Asia had anything to do with the fact that his father was the U.S. Vice President. He thought for a moment, and said “Yes, I guess it had to be because of that.”

On numerous occasions, the Vice President has been questioned by members of the media about his knowledge of Hunter’s business in Europe. Joe has always adamantly insisted he knew nothing about any of it. But, that seems to NOT be the truth.

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has “not spoken accurately about his knowledge of his son’s involvement in Burisma” or the problem it caused for the Obama administration, Molly Hemingway said Wednesday night. Reacting to the mainstream media and Democrats downplaying the report by two U.S. Senate committees on Hunter Biden’s overseas dealings while his father was vice president, the Federalist senior editor said there is “truly breaking news” in the report. “While this is focused on Hunter Biden and James Biden and other family members of Joe Biden, not Joe Biden himself, it is also true that Joe Biden was revealed to have not spoken accurately about his knowledge of his son’s involvement in Burisma, the Ukrainian energy concern,” Hemingway reported.

The Democratic nominee “said he didn’t know about it when the report shows that in fact, some bureaucrats were so concerned about Hunter Biden’s role that they had briefed him, that they had alerted the FBI,” she said.

The 87-page report states, “in October 2015, senior State Department official Amos Hochstein raised concerns with Vice President Biden, as well as with Hunter Biden, that Hunter Biden’s position on Burisma’s board enabled Russian disinformation efforts and risked undermining U.S. policy in Ukraine.”

Hemingway points out “It did cause a problem during the Obama Administration that there was this conflict of interest. It was not dealt with and we again are still awaiting answers as to exactly all the problems that caused.” She rejected the media’s claims there was no evidence of wrongdoing by Hunter Biden, “who has no known skill set that would put him in a position to be doing business with foreign leaders,” in dealings with Russia and China.

“We saw a lot of people in the media claim that this is old news which was an interesting approach to take, given that they hadn’t reported any of this news beforehand and some of it was truly breaking news such as the wire transfer between the Russian oligarch who was married to the former mayor of Moscow, $3.5 million to Hunter Biden,” Hemingway said.

Summary

What this revelation means is that former Vice President Biden has lied on numerous occasions when asked by multiple people about his knowledge of his son’s business in Europe. As recently as Tuesday of this week, at the completion of a speech when speaking to the press, he was asked once more about his personal knowledge of Hunter’s Ukrainian businesses. He angrily stated and restated he had never even spoken to his son about any business matters.

Both Joe and Hunter Biden unfortunately find themselves in a bit of a pickle: evidence and documents recently de-classified provide evidence of just how deep and wide the Biden businesses have been in multiple nations. And much of that “business” has been of questionable dealings that encompass possible human and sex trafficking and prostituion.

We’ll dive in a bit deeper in tomorrow’s Part II of this expose’. But, be assured, while Vice President, Joe Biden put his youngest son Hunter in the right places to maximize the power of the U.S. vice presidency without Biden the elder actually going hands-0n.

The next chapter of this bizarre political novel will take us East. We’ll hitch a ride with Vice President Joe Biden on Air Force Two (along with Hunter) on a trip to Beijing — the second stop on the “Hunter Biden Business Treasure Hunt” this time the treasure came from the hands of the Chinese Communist Party and an investment company owned by the Chinese Government.

And Part II will NOT be the Epilogue to this novel: there’s more. We’ll have Part III of this trilogy.

Breonna Taylor

Once again, a grand jury has rendered a decision in a high-profile case involving police shooting a person of color, this time in Louisville, Kentucky. As if on cue, predestined violent protests and civil unrest erupted across the country. Fires were set, and angry demonstrators continued their monthslong path of destruction, this time fueled by their frustration over the decision in the Breonna Taylor case. In what has also become far too commonplace, two Louisville Metro Police Department officers were shot and wounded Wednesday evening.

Taylor, 26, a black medical worker, was tragically killed this past March in an exchange of gunfire between police and her boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, who fired a 9 mm pistol at the entry team executing a search warrant. Walker struck police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly in the leg. Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove returned fire. During the exchange, Taylor was fatally struck six times by police bullets. She had been standing in the hallway, alongside Walker, who was in a shooting stance and remained unscathed during the shootout.

A Jefferson County Grand Jury ultimately charged Brett Hankinson, now a former Louisville Metro Police Department detective, with three counts of “wanton endangerment.” He fired a total of 10 rounds, with some entering an adjacent apartment that contained a male, a pregnant female, and a child. Hankinson has already been fired from the force. He now faces five years on each of the three charged counts. The other two officers were determined to have been justified in firing their weapons.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s office led the investigation into the execution of the search warrant. His was a difficult position. There are concurrent federal, state, and local investigations ongoing. And he would serve as a special prosecutor, an appointment due to concerns that local district attorney offices work too closely with the police departments they may be charged to investigate. The reason for the “special” circumstances was well understood.

But Cameron is also a black man. And too often these days, everything related to our criminal justice system is defined along color lines. For example, on MSNBC, former Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Cheryl Dorsey flippantly said of Cameron: “He’s skin folk, but he is not kinfolk.” Noted race-baiter Colin Kaepernick predictably weighed in with his take that the policing profession contains “white supremacists” and needs to be abolished.

And as usual, lies escalated in number and intensity in the supercharged case from the outset. Louisville’s Courier-Journal set about to fact-check some of the distortions, such as 1) police were at the wrong apartment, 2) police affected a no-knock warrant, 3) Breonna Taylor was shot and killed while asleep in her bed, and 4) Mattingly was wounded by friendly fire. More on all this later.

Defense attorneys and social justice activists often scream non-stop incendiary and inaccurate charges. Wildly inaccurate distortions of fact have recently led to violent riots in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Minneapolis. The Taylor case has undoubtedly followed a similar false-claims playbook.

First, police secured a search warrant for Taylor’s apartment. A former “significant-other” had once lived there. And while he was arrested at a nearby drug den, Taylor’s apartment was considered a location where drugs were stashed. The court also authorized searches for three other persons if located at the apartment. And while Taylor’s current boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was not listed on the warrant, her former boyfriend, Jamarcus Glover, was named. In addition, the grand jury determined that police did conduct a “knock and announce” warrant service and identified themselves. This also wasn’t an incident of targeting a disliked person, as was also falsely claimed. Walker, who fired first, was armed with a 9 mm pistol, while police were carrying weapons chambered in .40 caliber. The round that struck Mattingly was a 9 mm round.

Allow me to clear up several more misperceptions.

Beat cops do NOT complete paperwork and run the process necessary to secure warrants. Typically, case personnel works with prosecutors to secure warrants. Law enforcement tactical teams are then briefed on investigation details but draft the takedown plans, which they then execute. In the perfect realm, a senior agency official is then put in charge as the “on-scene commander” to make and give on-the-spot decisions.

Most of such warrants are of the standard “knock and announce” variety. A select few, due to the subject’s history of violence, are “no-knock.” But the distinction between the two doesn’t mean that police fail to identify themselves loudly before making entry. Instead, it is related to the amount of time you afford the inhabitants to open the door.

The Louisville case was NOT a no-knock warrant service, although that has been and still is being proclaimed as “fact” in Mainstream Media reports. Walker may very well have misidentified the entry team as intruders. But once he fired his weapon at them, wounding one of the officers in the process, they had every right to defend themselves.

Cameron defended the decision of the grand jury and decried the new era of “wokeness” that has flooded into our pursuit of justice:

The facts have been examined, and the grand jury, made up of Louisville peers and residents, has decided. Justice is not often easy. It does not fit the mold of public opinion. And it does not conform to shifting standards. It answers only to the facts and to the law.

The social justice awakening of 2020 has its roots in Ferguson, Missouri, and the 2014 justifiable fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. The federal grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer at the center of that case helped birth the Black Lives Matter movement. And while BLM supporters claim to be fighting for justice, they demand predetermined outcomes, insistent that every police shooting of a minority MUST BE in every such case due specifically to systemic racism and the officers involved therefore are guilty and should be convicted of murder.

That’s not how our system works. That isn’t justice and certainly strips police officers of rights to due process and the presumption of innocence. But as Kentucky Attorney General Cameron cautioned, the standards are shifting. And that is not only unfair to the police, but it is dangerous. What eager, selfless, idealistic, young American attracted to law enforcement hasn’t taken notice? You are considered the enemy now. Assassination attempts are occurring with shocking regularity. This serves as an ominous warning. Foolhardy “abolish the police” initiatives may soon be rendered moot.

Good luck with attracting our best and brightest to the policing profession. After all, the demonization has its costs.

Today on “TNN Live”

We will launch further into the details of this story and what happened in the grand jury during our live show this morning (Friday) at 9:00 AM Central. We will verbatim share the transcript of AG Cameron’s detail of the grand jury facts that resulted in the determination of only one officer being charged in the case. Not a single Mainstream Media outlet has bothered to do that! That should not surprise Americans, but it does. Millions simply shake their heads to watch and listen to so-called Media “experts” still phrase reports as “factual” when they in almost every such case as Breonna’s are portrayed purely from the “Racial Perspective:” that is “white cops shooting a black citizen for no reason other than racial hatred.” Nothing could be further from the truth!

But what is more shocking than even the grand jury results and that Mainstream ignores reporting the truth is what our federal leaders have to say to the public about the grand jury findings. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi weighs-in with a statement that will blow your mind!

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Biden’s Disappearing Act

Have you at any time on any days during this campaign season looked at your television where you’ve watched the news for an hour or two, seen multiple segments depicting Donald Trump doing this, speaking there, meeting with foreign leaders in the Oval Office, and wistfully and asked this question: “Where’s Joe Biden?” If you have, you are one of the millions who are asking the same question. The truth is, Joe missing a bunch of public appearances has certainly happened for weeks, if not months. Why is that? Where is he? What is he doing? After all, we have an election in 41 days! Surely “candidate” Joe Biden needs to be interfacing with the public.

And the “missing Joe” continues with NO explanation for his ever-present absence. For instance;

On Tuesday of this week at 9:22 a.m., reporters covering the Joe Biden campaign were told that there would be no more events or newsmaking to issue forth from Team Biden for the rest of the day.

The same thing happened on Saturday. At 8:35 a.m. on Sept. 19, Team Biden put a “lid” on that campaign day.

The lid has come down before noon no less than eight times this month. That would be 36 percent of the campaign days in September, in which the Biden campaign has canceled its activities before lunchtime.

On Sunday, Joe Biden said that 200 million Americans had died from COVID-19, which would make the virus twice as deadly as the Black Plague in Europe was in less than one percent of the time. As there are some 330 million or so Americans, many have apparently died of COVID-19 and weren’t aware of that fact.

That was one day after the campaign shut Biden down before noon.

Then on Monday, Biden answered a question about socialism in the Democrat Party by trashing Bernie Sanders. “I beat the socialist,” he said, which probably didn’t inspire his hard-left base. This, along with catching a question about the Democrats’ “new” idea of packing the Supreme Court in which Biden answered that he would refuse to answer the question because then it would be a distraction from what a terrible guy Donald Trump is.

By Tuesday, it was time to shut Biden down. Six weeks before Election Day, Joe Biden was off the campaign trail.

Don’t forget: in one week, on Tuesday, September 29, Joe Biden is scheduled to meet Donald Trump in the first of three presidential debates. And while Trump is making multiple campaign stops a day in front of large crowds, jokingly asking why Biden bothered to get plastic surgery if he was just going to cover his face with a mask and trolling Biden with threats that he would ban him from the presidency by executive order, Biden can’t even show his face nearly 40 percent of the time.

And when he does, it’s to do softball interviews from his basement or bizarre “campaign” events in front of practically no one. Biden gets off a plane and waves to an empty tarmac, while Trump speaks in front of a hangar full of people.

Does anyone really believe that Joe Biden is going to show up to that debate next week?

Why is Biden’s campaign shutting him down before noon? Their default answer would be that Biden is ahead in the polls and so can play defense. But you’re not playing defense if you’re not playing at all. He isn’t playing defense. He’s on the sidelines. And his lead, if it exists at all, isn’t big enough to sit still and let Trump outwork him.

But the real answer, most people who aren’t partisan Democrats know — and even some partisan Democrats who’ll admit it know — is that Joe Biden’s campaign is shutting him down out of fear that he’s in such bad shape that he physically and mentally can’t perform at the level of a presidential nominee.

This is hardly a controversial theory. It’s obvious. When Biden killed off 200 million Americans with COVID-19 on Sunday, it was the second time he’d made such a gaffe. Back in June, he said it was 120 million. Back then, people were questioning whether he had dementia or some other debilitating brain condition. He was asked about taking a cognitive test a few weeks later, and, to be charitable, he didn’t handle the question particularly well.

Then there’s the issue with the teleprompter. Biden uses one even for softball interviews, and he stumbles his way through those: sometimes comical, sometimes barely finishing with any coherence. He’ll give obvious hand signals to the teleprompter operator. He’ll flub the lines he’s given, stop in mid-sentence, and then say what he’s reading. He’s read stage directions as though they were lines. In one appearance, he took a question, instructed the teleprompter operator to begin scrolling, and then let out an audible sigh as he waited for the words to show up on the screen. And in another interview, he broke out a framed photo of himself with his two sons to show the audience, and in the glare of the reflection off the glass, a teleprompter was clearly visible.

But when Bret Baier earlier this month asked Biden’s campaign spokesman T.J. Ducklo about the teleprompter, the latter went ballistic and accused Baier of shilling for the Trump campaign. Baier calmly interrupted Ducklo’s tirade to note that he wasn’t answering the question.

It ought to be pointed out that Biden’s teleprompter, without which his speech becomes incredibly messy, won’t make an appearance at the debate. His team might attempt to “cheat” using a wireless earpiece, but if Joe Biden could listen and talk coherently at the same time, something that is not all that easy to do, his team would be doing that with him rather than the teleprompter. He’s going to have to speak extemporaneously in dueling with Trump.

Let’s remember that Donald Trump is the man who took on one of the most impressive, massive fields of presidential hopefuls ever assembled — the 2016 GOP field — and tore it to pieces. He took apart Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Scott Walker, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and several other high-profile Republican political veterans known for impressive debating abilities, and did it with ease. Then he took apart Hillary Clinton in a similar way.

That was when Trump was a political rookie who didn’t have as full command of the issues as the veterans did. Now he’s been president for three years and probably knows those issues better than anyone else.

Indeed, Joe Biden, who has, in the words of former Obama defense secretary Robert Gates, has been wrong about every foreign policy issue in modern American history and thinks two-thirds of the American people are six feet deep due to COVID-19.

Joe Biden isn’t black, he isn’t gay, he isn’t Hispanic, and he isn’t female. Joe Biden is an old white guy who has probably said more racist things than any American politician since David Duke. Nobody would cry for Joe Biden if Trump spent 90 minutes dressing him down on national TV. Sure, Democrats will whine about it, but malleable voters who may not care for Trump’s style but haven’t written him off yet will at least note how much more “on the ball” Trump is than Biden, even if they think he’s committing elder abuse at the debate.

Don’t forget: Trump is just three years younger than Biden.

And everything about Biden’s campaign to date indicates they don’t think there are any undecided voters out there anyway. They think this election is all about turnout, whether of real people or fictitious ones, or perhaps some of those 200 million dead Americans. The latter will rise from the grave and mail in their COVID-soaked ballots for Biden regardless of what gaffes he makes between now and Nov. 3. That’s why they’ve begun shutting Biden down at the first sign he might perform worse than the current status quo.

How it happens, I can’t say, though the apparent theory would be that Biden will suddenly test positive for COVID-19, it’s hard to see Team Biden putting their guy into that debate next week. The most obvious way for him to lose this election would be to have an utter meltdown in which he descends into a nonsensical word salad. At the same time, Trump berates him for his lack of preparation and offers the crowd a “See what I’m telling you?” indictment of Biden’s lack of fitness.

It would be much better for Joe to become ill and bow and getting known as “No Show Joe” than to have that meltdown in front of the Americans looking in. It’s the old line — better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

That’s why the “lid” comes out almost half the time. And it’s why you might want to make backup plans for next Tuesday night in case the debate doesn’t come off as scheduled,

At this point, I think it’s 50-50 at best!

We WILL Have Chaos Nationwide on November 3rd

It’s becoming increasingly clear that we should conduct the November election in as normal a manner as possible. We should have as many of our regular polling places open as we can—and we should resist the ongoing push to have an all-mail election or a massive increase in absentee balloting with an elimination of the protective protocols in place for such ballots.

A couple of personal experiences illustrate why. Have you been to the grocery store or drug store lately? These retail establishments have all of the safety protocols in place that health experts have recommended, from line spacing to a mask-wearing requirement to sanitation stations. If we can go shopping in person, why can’t we vote in person?

The answer, of course, is that we can, despite the push by some to scare voters away from the polls. We know we can because multiple states and countries have held elections with in-person voting in this and prior pandemics—and have done so successfully, using all the health safety protocols recommended by experts.

Liberia did it in 2014 in the midst of the Ebola pandemic sweeping West Africa. South Korea did it on April 15 of this year when 29 million South Koreans voted in their national elections; reports indicate there was no COVID-19 spike after that election. Wisconsin did it on April 7 when several hundred thousand state residents voted in person in their regular polling places. The Wisconsin Election Commission implemented very strict safety procedures, stricter than what we experience when we go shopping. That includes social distancing in voter lines; hand washing/sanitizing stations for all voters when entering and leaving polling places, as well as regular sanitizing of all tables, door handles, voting booths, voting equipment, and everything else being touched or handled in the polling place. Some polling locations even had curbside voting for those who didn’t want to come into the polling place.

A report released by analysts from the World Health Organization and Stanford University after the Wisconsin election found “no detectable surge” in COVID-19 “transmissions due to the April 7” election. Similarly, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report on July 31 looking at the experience of Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin. It concluded that there was no “increase in cases, hospitalizations, or deaths” from COVID-19 due to the election. In fact, there were fewer cases reported during the “incubation period” after the election—April 9-21—than in the 13 days preceding the election.

The CDC has issued guidelines for conducting in-person voting safety, which include everything from social distancing in voter lines to cleaning and disinfecting of equipment and voting materials used in a polling location. Rather than telling voters to vote by mail as so many jurisdictions are mistakenly doing and decreasing the number of polling locations, the CDC recommends “increasing the number of polling locations” in order to “improve the ability to social distance.”

Will this impose extra costs over what state legislatures already appropriated for the administration of the 2020 elections? Yes, but that is why Congress approved over $400 million in the CARE Act that has already been distributed to the states by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to pay for those extra costs.

Another all-too common experience underscores the superiority of in-person voting: Have you ever received mail at your home addressed to the folks who lived there before you? Has your neighbor down the street ever knocked on your front door to give you a letter that had been mistakenly delivered to his house? That is not an isolated problem. The EAC reported that well over two million absentee or mail ballots sent to voters by election officials were returned as “undeliverable” by the U.S. Postal Service in the last four federal elections. The fate of more than 28 million ballots is labeled as “unknown,” defined by the EAC as those that “were not returned by a voter, spoiled, returned as undeliverable, or otherwise unable to be tracked.”

Remember the Wisconsin primary where many residents voted in person? Unfortunately, many others tried to vote with absentee ballots. The Inspector-General of the USPS recently reported that thousands of those ballots were never delivered to Wisconsin voters, while others were never postmarked. This led to them being rejected by election officials since they had no way of knowing if the ballots were completed and mailed prior to Election Day.

This has been a recurring problem in almost all of the primaries held since March where election officials made the mistake of encouraging voters to use absentee ballots to vote. The District of Columbia had a similar problem when it held its primary, leading to very long lines on Election Day at the greatly reduced number of open polling places. Why? Because voters who had not gotten the absentee ballots they had requested showed up in person to vote.

The rejection rate for mailed ballots is much higher than ballots cast in person. There is no election official in voters’ homes to answer questions or remedy any potential problems, unlike at a polling place. During the recent primary elections in New York, which also had a huge increase in absentee ballots, large numbers of ballots were rejected for a whole host of reasons, something that happens every election:

  • voters forgetting to sign the ballots;
  • signatures on the absentee ballots not matching voters’ registration signatures;
  • voters not properly supplying all of the registration information required;
  • USPS forgetting to postmark the returning ballot envelopes from voters; and
  • ballots not being delivered in time to be counted.

More than half a million absentee ballots were ultimately rejected in recent primaries, including over 80,000 — one out of every five ballot — in New York City alone — an enormous and unacceptable disenfranchisement rate.

In 2012, before the current progressive love affair with absentee ballots and all-mail elections, The New York Times actually did a highly critical report on absentee ballots. They concluded that “votes cast by mail are less likely to be counted, more likely to be compromised and more likely to be contested than those cast in a voting booth.” In fact, the Times said, the rejection rate for absentee ballots by election officials is “double the rate for in-person voting.” As the then-election supervisor of Tallahassee, Florida said, “the more people you force to vote by mail, the more invalid ballots you generate.”

There has been a very loud and contentious debate recently about the USPS and whether it needs more funding. But the postal service has had problems for years, problems that won’t be solved by using the standard Washington solution of throwing more money at them. The USPS is badly managed, badly organized, and has numerous employee unions that have resisted any and all reforms intended to try to bring it into the 21st Century and turn it into the type of efficient, effective organization like other delivery services such as FedEx and UPS.

The USPS’s own standards are simply inadequate for a mail-in election. In November, the USPS Inspector General released a report on its delivery of “election mail” in the 2018 congressional elections. Its goal was the timely delivery of absentee ballots 96% of the time—not 100%. That means that even if the USPS met its goal, 4% of voters would potentially not have their absentee ballots delivered in time to be counted. The Inspector General (IG) said that USPS achieved its goal nationwide, on average, 95.6% of the time.

But the IG report also listed the worst mail processing facilities in the country, located in California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin, which only managed to deliver this very important mail on-time 84.2% of the time. Whether it is 4% or 16%, that translates to literally millions of absentee and mail-in ballots that may not be delivered in time.

This problem has not been resolved over the two intervening years. To test this issue, the CBS Morning News recently set up a P.O. box at a Philadelphia post office to represent a local election office. They then mailed 100 envelopes from various locations in the city to the box that were the same size and class of mail as absentee ballot envelopes. A week later, most of the envelopes had apparently not arrived, although after explaining what was going on to a manager, the “votes were found.” There were two pieces of mail meant for someone else in the box, including a birthday card. But three of the 100 envelopes were missing, so effectively 3% of mock voters were disenfranchised. Out of a second batch of 100 envelopes mailed, 21% had not arrived after a week.

Compare that to walking into your polling booth, filling out your ballot, and depositing it in a ballot box — in other words, not being dependent on the issues of the postal service to hopefully deliver you ballot in time and to the correct address both ways.

Of course, another big problem with absentee ballots is that they are completed outside the supervision of election officials and outside the observation of poll watchers, destroying the transparency that is the hallmark of our election process. They are the easiest ballots to steal, forge and alter. Moreover, because state laws that ban electioneering in polling places don’t apply to voters’ homes, voters become vulnerable to pressure, intimidation, and coercion from individuals who have a stake in the outcome of the election.

There are numerous cases involving absentee ballot fraud from around the nation.  Judicial Watch has a database that contains details of 300+ such cases that have been investigated and proven. Such problems were encountered in Paterson, New Jersey after it made the mistake of switching to an all-mail process for its recent municipal election, which also had a very high rejection rate. Four locals have already been criminally charged in an absentee-ballot fraud scheme, and a new election has been ordered.

Paterson is not unique. The New York Post recently published a disturbing story about a longtime Democratic political operative who admits that he has committed fraud through phony, forged, and altered absentee ballots for decades in New Jersey in legislative, mayoral and congressional races. He describes how simple it is and says he has “led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.” Changing the outcome of an election is particularly easy to do in close elections—and we have close elections all the time in this country.

Unfortunately, the targets of such schemes are often those most vulnerable. As a court outlined in a 2003 mayoral primary election in East Chicago that involved, according to the court, “pervasive” and “voluminous, widespread” absentee ballot fraud, those targeted “were first-time voters or otherwise less informed or lacking in knowledge of the voting process, the infirm, the poor and those with limited skills in the English language.”

Despite these vulnerabilities, lawsuits have been filed all over the country by liberal advocacy groups and the Democratic Party to make it even easier to commit absentee ballot fraud. This includes getting rid of voter ID and witness signature or notarization requirements; overriding state deadlines for absentee ballots to be either returned or postmarked by Election Day; voiding state laws banning vote harvesting by third parties; and requiring that voters be sent postage — prepaid envelopes for the return of completed absentee ballots. This last requirement means the USPS may not postmark the envelopes again, making it impossible for election officials to know whether a ballot was completed and mailed before or after the election.

Election officials also are not equipped to handle large numbers of absentee ballots. New York took six weeks to count the votes cast in its June 23 primary after there was an enormous increase in the number of ballots cast by mail. The outcome is still being contested through litigation over the high rejection rate of those ballots. If similar delays occur after the November general election in New York and numerous other states, it could be weeks before we know who won the presidential election if the race is close. It could be even longer if litigation contesting the outcome is filed in not just one state, as happened in 2000 in Florida, but in numerous states.

We have all the makings for a potential nightmare in November. Here’s hoping that doesn’t come to pass. The best way to do that is to have as normal an election as possible without making all of these major, last-minute changes in the voting and election process.

Rachel Maddow Has Determined What is the Trump Plan for COVID-19 Treatment: “Let Them Die!”

Everyone reading this knows my personal and professional animosity for Rachel Maddow of MSNBC. She seldom delivers the truth to her tiny audience, is the “shock-jock” for her television network, who always relies on some sensational “Uh-Oh!” to stimulate her fans. Who can forget that famous expose’ she gave to America by revealing one year of President Trump’s tax returns that mysteriously appeared in her mailbox. She built the expectation of blockbuster news the entire day. When she finally shared her terrible news, it seemed that President Trump paid “only” $15 million in federal taxes that year. Woe! Throw him in jail!

In the current uproar in D.C., Maddow finds herself lacking in relativity to today’s big news stories. “What to do?” Hmmm, how about another blockbuster, “Gotcha!” Her latest attempt to crawl back into being relative in the news is about Coronavirus. Why not? With RBG’s death, the holocaust of rioting, looting, and election hoopla, just flip the calendar pages back 30-days or so and find yourself another conspiracy. And that she has done.

What is her blockbuster? President Trump’s new COVID-19 strategy is to simply allow herd immunity, which enables the virus to run its course while in doing so, killing millions of Americans as we “hope” in doing so most Americans will develop a natural immunity to the disease. And to show us just how great a travesty for the President to don’t that strategy, she gave us some “shock-jock” data.

The President’s “new” position on treating the virus (according to Maddow) will result in millions upon millions of deaths throughout the country! Never mind this in NO way is part of what the CDC or the White House has shown to be a process that they have or will initiate to fight COVID-19. How in the world did Maddow even find herself in possession of those numbers?

To arrive at those death numbers, Maddow took the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in the U.S. (what she claimed was just over 6.6 million) and compared it to the number of recorded deaths from the virus (around 200,000), concluding that the death rate from the disease was 2.9% and that pursuing a herd immunity strategy countrywide would thus result in multiple millions of American deaths before the virus would burn out.

“That would be what [President Trump] is aiming for,” Maddow said.

Here’s Rachel Maddow making her case directly to her viewers a few days ago after the President mentioned that “while” we are completing the aggressive development, testing, and getting an approved vaccine to the marketplace, we look at what has already developed in multiple countries around the world, “herd immunity.” She takes the President’s words and takes off on a trip to Planet Krypton:

 

Can you believe the insulting insinuation that runs throughout Maddow’s presentation? She states plainly in her closing that continuing the already aggressive and historic push to get a vaccine for COVID-19 to the marketplace is simply “too hard for this president.”

Let’s put that to the side for a moment and examine Maddow’s data and conclusions:

Strictly speaking, Maddow’s math is correct, but the numbers she’s using to make those calculations are, at least by the measure of earlier expert analysis, wildly off-base, or in TruthNewsNetwork-speak, “insane!”

The U.S. has indeed recorded well over six million COVID-19 cases (the website Worldometers puts it at slightly more than Maddow’s 6.6 million estimate, at just under 7 million). Comparing the number of recorded U.S. deaths to those cases will get you Maddow’s high death rate of around 2.9%.

But only counting the number of confirmed cases isn’t how virologists and public health officials calculate the total caseload of a pandemic disease. Instead, they use various tools — including serology tests, hospital data, and epidemiological projections — to estimate how widespread a virus is within society.

For instance, that’s how the CDC calculates the severity of influenza seasons in the country. “Because influenza surveillance does not capture all cases of flu that occur in the U.S., CDC provides [estimated] ranges to reflect the larger burden of influenza better,” the CDC says on its website.

Public health officials have made similar projections with COVID-19. One study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in July estimated “six to 24 times more infections” than had been recorded by public health officials in the U.S. at the time. And remember: “cases,” which is the word used by ALL media in reporting those tested positive for COVID-19, is an incorrect medical term. Testing positive for the virus is simply, in medical terms, called an “infection.” Cases are only confirmed when a patient becomes symptomatic and begins to require medical treatment. Those are two VERY different things that, if factored into the “official” COVID-19 numbers, would dramatically REDUCE the number of actual COVID cases in the nation. “Infected” and “Symptomatic” are vastly different in number. But classifying every infection as a case gives those anxious to petrify Americans with fear ammunition with which they can (and have) used against us all.

Several estimates of total COVID numbers throughout the country have been put forth throughout the pandemic in the U.S., with most of them falling more or less within the range of CDC Director Robert Redfield’s estimate in July that “for every case that’s reported, there are ten other infections.” (there’s that word “case” again, instead of using “infections”)

It is unclear if Maddow is aware of those estimates. Applying Redfield’s figure to current confirmed U.S. coronavirus infections would put the United States at close to 70,000,000 infections since the pandemic began in this country. Assuming the death toll is roughly accurate, then the national death rate of the disease in the U.S. would hover around 0.28%, or approximately ten times lower than Maddow’s claims.

Maddow stated that a minimum of 65% of the U.S., or about 215,000,000 citizens, would likely need to contract the disease for herd immunity to kick in. Applying an 0.28% death rate to that number of infections still produces a shockingly high number — a little over 600,000 deaths.

Yet that estimate also fails to account for the belief among some scientists that most of the population may have some degree of preexisting immunity to COVID-19, meaning much less than 65% of the people might have to become infected by the coronavirus before the disease begins to burn out.

The actual number of infections of COVID-19 throughout the United States may never be known; we also cannot yet say how much of the population is at least partially immune to the virus.

But Maddow’s approach to epidemiological analysis — in which she implicitly assumes that a disease’s spread is fully captured by merely the number of confirmed cases of it — is significantly divergent from that which is practiced by epidemiologists and other public health authorities.

Summary

I can only surmise ONE explanation for Rachel Maddow’s creating this faux horror story so that she can attempt to make herself and her failing show relevant during the current political “Scamdemic” in which we find ourselves. Consistently throughout her career at MSNBC, Maddow finds herself riding a rollercoaster of success and struggling to rescue her dwindling audience numbers based on the “conspiracy wind of the day.” Maybe she missed it: today’s conspiracy in D.C. is President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell throwing all reason and historical perspective regarding replacing a Supreme Court Justice to the wind! And she has NOTHING new to add to that conversation.

I will end by repeating something a former employee said to me in an office full of fellow employees when I reacted to some comment a person made with a funny quip that was innocent in my intent and its substance. But, somehow, it struck her the wrong way. She looked at me and said in a gentle and normal tone: “Dan, go lay down by your bowl!”

I think that might be an appropriate response to Maddow regarding this rush for relevance and struggle for ratings. But I won’t say it to her. You just think about it!

The Grass Is Usually Greener Here Than There

During the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency I spent 62 days in Europe on business. My schedule sent me to Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Northern Italy and to Zurich, Switzerland, which was the hub of the trip. I interfaced daily almost all day with business people from various countries who, obviously, each had varying views of the US. Almost to a person, they all wanted to know about Donald Trump. They too had received their entire impressions of Mr. Trump from the media.

What surprised me the most was that most of them summarily rejected the “person” their media portrayed as Donald Trump. Sound familiar? Just as did the US mainstream media here, the European media chose to minimize his leadership and governing abilities. Even after his win, they painted him as a bumbling American “cowboy” who did little more than create problems for the “real” politicians in America.

During and after all those conversations with business leaders, the consensus was “The American people need to open their eyes and see the man currently in the White House knows how to run the business of your nation. He ran his own businesses pretty well.” Almost to a person I was told that American politicians have apparently abandoned the “process” of governing to concentrate on the “benefits” of governing instead of just governing the American people. Do you know why they felt that way? They had watched THEIR governments become that in Europe over generations!

It was eye-opening to compare our nation to others in every way: socially, economically, interacting with others, culturally, and, of course, politically. They share many of the same challenges as do Americans. Many of OUR challenges were identical to theirs’. But there was one stark similarity: politicians there just as here are caught-up in the concentration on government forcing its will on citizens with less and less concentration on the citizens’ will of government.

Those Europeans were miffed at Americans allowing our government to force its control on us. After all, the US is a representative democracy in which the people are supposed to be in charge. They are shocked Americans don’t act aggressively to protect that Constitutional structure.

Maybe that “grass is greener on the other side” isn’t true after all!

That was a few years ago. Today we find ourselves living in a quagmire created by the politicization of anything and everything one can even imagine might be used to create mass chaos for political gain. Why do we have such racial unrest, anarchy, division on every front, demonstrations and protests that turn violent, and our such hatred for those holding opposite political ideology? I see why they look at us and shake their heads.

“Americans have had it really good for a long time and just don’t know what they are about to lose.” That comes from a lawyer with whom I worked with while there — a Swiss native and one of just a handful of Swiss government Certified Financial attorneys whose grandfather was a Swiss government leaders.

Considering all of these European experiences, I find it odd that someone who I would never suspect of being pro-American a few days ago took to the internet to chide us all, voicing the same things many of those Europeans voiced to me while I was there. Who would think that a relative of Osama bin Ladin would write and publish an admonition to Americans to rethink where it seems we are taking our nation. But bin Ladin’s niece did just that.

I can’t think of a better way to share her thoughts than to “just share her thoughts.” Here is her letter to you and me.

Dear America,

Two-hundred-and-forty-four years ago, the resolve, courage, and wisdom of your Founding Fathers forever changed the course of history. For the first time, with the ratification of your Declaration of Independence, mankind was offered an unmatched societal ideal. Human beings were recognized for what we truly are by nature: all created free and equal, endowed with unalienable rights derive from our Creator. With your Constitution, your Founders sealed these God given rights, and protected them by instituting a limited form of self-government along with a robust justice system.

This, America, is what makes your nation exceptional. It is why you have stood as a beacon of democracy and hope for all subjugated peoples over the past two centuries. During some of our darkest hours, we remember how you fought for those who couldn’t defend themselves from tyranny, at the cost of your own brave men. The world is forever in debt to your sacrifice, and we are grateful for the refuge you provide those who can flee persecution.

This, America, is your heritage and the reason we still look to you as our champion of liberty. Those currently fighting for their freedoms across the world value your brave Founding Fathers. From the peaceful Hong Kong protesters who proudly brandish the American flag in the streets, to the Iranian students who refused to walk over the painted star-and-stripes on the ground of a Tehran university, people who live under oppressive regimes know first hand that being free has no price. And they know that America is the ultimate shelter for the downtrodden.

Watching the gratuitous violence, streets burn, buildings and statues being defaced in America over these past months, I am heartbroken to see how an entire generation was successfully brainwashed into hating the very nation that has yielded the most freedom, justice and equality anywhere in the world.

I am also highly distressed by the blatant erosion at various levels of your most basic individual rights and freedoms as guaranteed by your Bill of Rights, from arbitrary censorship of speech to unlawful, politically motivated abuses of justice.

America, this is why I feel compelled to address you. Though I am an unlikely messenger at first glance — rest assured that the name that I carry is antithetical to the values I hold — my heart is in the right place: with you. The level of urgency coupled with the platform afforded to me by my circumstance compel me to speak up and warn you before it is too late.

The question is, how did we get to this point? The truth is that the undoing of America has been decades in the making. The globalists, Deep State, the swamp, whichever name you call them, have been hard at work to weaken America’s sovereignty and standing as world leader. Intent on erecting a new system of world governance where they would be in total control, they are seeking to undermine the fundamental principle of your country, ‘a government for the people by the people’, replacing it instead with a world order of international institutions ultimately puppeteered by a caste of technocrats, oligarchs and international bankers.

Though your Constitution stands firmly in their way, it never deterred them. They infiltrated governmental and intelligence agencies, and all realms of society — education, media, entertainment, culture. At their disposal, tools of mass population influence: propaganda, fake news and censorship. They set out to destroy your fundamental values and divide you. They negated God, dissolved the family unit and dissevered us from moral objectivity, effectively leaving a vacuum of degeneracy, cognitive dissonance and absurdity. This social engineering operation took place as we were lulled into a sense of comfort and complacency due to modernity’s technological progress and liberalism’s appeal. In reality we were being driven further down a path of enslavement while they solidified their plans for a covert power grab.

However, they didn’t count on a great awakening of people tired of being crushed by their self-serving economic policies. Nor did they foresee that COVID-19 would highlight their system’s gross failings, from an over dependence on a global supply chain to corruption in major institutions such as the World Health Organization. They didn’t anticipate that we would all rally online to share information and real news, bypassing their controlled mainstream media outlets. Above all, they never thought Hillary Clinton would lose.

Since President Trump’s victory, these nefarious forces have done everything in their power to stop him from reversing past administrations’ destructive policies. They have failed, hoax after hoax. Despite their relentless attacks on all fronts, President Trump has demonstrated he is the only leader who can save us from a bleak future. As evidenced by his first term, results of his America First policy speak for themselves.

Domestically, he removed handicapping regulations to American economic growth; rebuilt a depleted military; brought back manufacturing and revamped dying industries by renegotiating trade deals and cutting taxes; achieved energy independence; curbed immigration — all of which contributed to setting record unemployment rates. He also saved your tax payer dollars by withdrawing from corrupt international organizations and agreements. Remarkably, he tackled neglected issues such as human trafficking and unjust incarceration; defunded Planned Parenthood; took care of your disregarded veterans; lowered prescription drug prices. All these undertakings prove just how much he values the lives and wellbeing of ALL Americans.

By strengthening America from within, President Trump bolstered his plans when it comes to foreign policy, and thanks to his vision and tactical use of diplomatic avenues, has made the world a much safer place since taking office. To name a few achievements: he stood up to China, kept us out of new wars, made Europe comply with their Nato requirements, solidified ties with Israel, overturned the disastrous Iran deal, obliterated Isis, took down other key terrorists, and facilitated a historic peace deal between Israel and the UAE. His administration has also made Christian persecution worldwide a top priority with the State Department instituting the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the first of its kind.

With President Trump at her helm, America has a chance to restore her principles, pride, independence and true place in the world as beacon of liberty and hope for all. This to me, is what ‘Make America Great Again’ means. Looking back at your country’s foundation, and preserving what makes it truly great. But also knowing that the best is yet to come.

All the above achievements will be torpedoed with a Biden/Harris presidency, and the dream of America’s enemies to see her weak and on her knees would be fulfilled. Make no mistake America, you are under attack. Supported by the fake news propaganda machine and violent marxists groups such as antifa with their Isis-type tactics, they have pushed their agenda through fearmongering, hypocrisy, lies and destruction onto you, the American people, and for one motive only: power. The escalation of the past four years is your preview of what to expect should we lose: an abject repudiation of our Judeo-Christian values and utter disregard for your individual rights. This insurrection, if successful, would cause the unravelling of law and order and the end of your Republic as we know it. Tyranny would inevitably ensue.

America, you are at the very edge of the precipice. Please wake up! Take hold! Fight for your country, and be proud of your roots! Uphold your values. Stand for your flag and your anthem. Defend your history. Don’t relent in the face of those who seek to rewrite it to serve their narrative and justify the destruction of your nation. You have much to cherish and protect for your sake, and ours.

We need you to stay the course, America. You are our last safeguard from an imminent civilizational collapse and if you lose, all humanity loses.

Be assured, we are with you in this decisive hour in your history. All of us freedom-seeking and loving people across the globe pray for you to succeed.

Your fellow patriot,

Noor bin Ladin

Saturday Bullet Points: September 19, 2020

Here we go — buckle down! The 900-pound political gorilla is NOW in the room: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. Her death was announced Friday evening, and with it came the expected chaos surrounding the timing of her death.

Today, we will look a bit closer at what is certainly going to happen during the next few weeks.

Here we go!

Bullet Points

  • With Ginsburg’s death, the big question is what will happen now? Will President Trump send his nominee immediately to the Senate or will he bow to political pressure to wait until after the election? NBC News weighed-in as expected:
  • What will the battle look like regarding all to do with Ginsburg’s replacement? Will Trump push to make this happen before the election? Will Republicans act in sufficient number to confirm a Trump nominee during this election cycle? The Associated Press (AP) takes a look at what might be ahead:
  • While the leaders of both parties and the President will be forced to take a position on whether to proceed on a replacement on the Supreme Court for Ginsburg before the next administration takes control, there is NO doubt on the position Justice Ginsburg wanted to see happen. For complete details click on this link:
  • Ginsburg was a champion for women’s rights and fought hard to push gender issues and policies that could help women in every aspect of life. Let’s take a look at her history before and after her confirmation to the Court:
  • Very few Americans know much about Ruth Bader Ginsburg before her confirmation in 1993 to the Court. She left an extensive and very public life supporting numerous causes. Much of that work escaped public eye because of the shroud of silence regarding Justices. Let’s take a look:
  • NEWS BULLETIN: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell late Friday evening cleared the air about a nomination to replace Ginsburg happening before this election. For complete details click on this link:
  • Weather has been front and center far too often this year for the comfort of Americans. Besides the horrendous fires in the West and Northwest, hurricanes and other storms in the East have resulted in horrible damage, especially in the Southeast and the Gulf Coast. There have been so many hurricanes and tropical storms that officials have run out of names for more expected named storms. What to do? For complete details, click on this link:
  • Our social media giants have come under intense fire for picking and choosing what content to allow to be posted on their sites. Many feel their doing violates the Freedom of Speech. Now Facebook faces another egregious allegation: spying on Facebook users. For complete details click on this link:
  • For decades scientists have scoured the world of medicine to find a cure for cancer. Many through the years have pointed to the benefits of coffee to our bodies and even to the possibility of cancer cures. Now it seems that coffee can effectively take-on colorectal cancer! For complete details click on this link:
  • A mystery surrounding the disappearance of a famous Russian ballerina feared to have been murdered six years ago may be resolved. WARNING: the details are shocking:

The Social “Thought Police”

We at TruthNewsNetwork (TNN) are outwardly very demonstrative that we are a Conservative news source — not conservative because we or our policies are Republican or even Libertarian, but that we concentrate on finding facts about everything that pertains to this left-right world that is consuming us all.

To that end, we sometimes find journalists who, though not affiliated with (TNN), share the ideals and perspectives of our staff. It certainly comforts us when we discover that we’re not the only journalistic organization that seeks to find and always subsequently share our findings with you. Thankfully there are more than most of realize.

We found and are bringing one of those offerings to you today.

Jon Schweppe is the Director of Policy and Government Affairs for American Principles Project (APP) and a 2020 alumnus of the Claremont Institute’s Lincoln Fellowship. He is bringing you his thoughts on one segment of today’s political mass of uncertainty to illustrate just how vile and monstrous is the attack that our style and structure of government is experiencing.

You’ve seen and heard much of the background of his story here at (TNN). But his twists, turns, and conclusions are as stark as most you see here daily. Please enjoy his story today: Biden’s Thought Police — The American Mind.

Biden’s Thought Police

The American mind is disorientated. It is in the midst of a regime crisis and the most contentious election in living memory. Which means precisely now is the time when the republican form of government, if it is to survive, requires free political speech directed at the most controversial issues threatening to tear our country apart. But the elites in charge of our largest corporations providing us the platforms we use to communicate are doubling down on politically motivated censorship. They clearly seek to influence the results of the presidential election in 2020 such that the Democrat Party wins.

Will Republicans continue to let them?

At the beginning of September, the affiliated PAC for my organization, American Principles Project (APP), launched a $4 million digital ad campaign highlighting the extremism of Joe Biden on the issue of gender ideology. One of the ads cites Biden’s support for the Equality Act, which would create a new protected class for “gender identity” that supersedes existing legal protections on the basis of biological sex—essentially applying the principles of the Bostock ruling beyond Title VII to all aspects of civil rights law.

This interpretation of the Equality Act is not controversial. The Left openly claims that gender is a self-actualized identity which should indeed supersede biological sex.

Our ad specifically focuses on how the Equality Act would impact Title IX and women’s sports. Give it a listen and you will hear the following:

All female athletes want is a fair shot at competition. At a scholarship. At a title. At victory. But what if that shot was taken away by a competitor who claims to be a girl but was born a boy? Senator Gary Peters and Joe Biden support legislation that would destroy girls’ sports. They call it Equality. Really? That’s not fair. Not fair at all. Vote against Gary Peters and Joe Biden. They’re too extreme for Michigan.

Following our release, two left-wing activist groups—the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD—condemned the ad and called on Facebook to remove it from their platform, labeling it “deceitful” “misinformation.” Media Matters also threw a fit. But rather than trot out the “misinformation” trope, they opted for a different tactic from the well-worn Stalinist playbook: they called our ad “hate speech” and proceeded to lament the fact that it had “earned more than one million impressions in just one week.”

We at APP suspect it was not a coincidence that shortly after the Media Matters tweet, we started hearing from the so-called “fact checkers.” On Tuesday morning, PolitiFact published one of these “fact checks.” In it, the author stated:

[APP PAC’s] specific criticism is that allowing transgender girls and women to compete on the basis of their gender identity would create an uneven playing field for student athletes and ultimately end girls’ and women’s sports. That’s a prediction we can’t fact-check ” (emphasis added).

Unfortunately for the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, Media Matters, and all the other activists of our censorious ruling class, PolitiFact wasn’t able to rate the ad as “false” or “mostly false.” In fact, they didn’t rate the ad at all.

So we’re done here, right?

Not So Fast

Oh, no. That’s not how this works. Despite PolitiFact’s inability to identify factual problems with the ad or ways in which it was misleading, Facebook decided to take matters into their own hands. On Tuesday morning, Facebook slapped a warning label on our ad, urging our target audience that the ad wasn’t providing enough context. By Tuesday night, Facebook had removed the ad entirely.

The justification? Previously, Facebook had indicated they would take down ads that failed to pass a fact check from one of their “independent” fact checkers. Obviously APP’s ad passed the fact check, which PolitiFact admits. So Facebook added a brand new category to justify taking down demonstrably truthful political ads like ours: “Missing Context.” This newly invented rating seems to suggest we didn’t do enough to explain our opponent’s point of view. Objectively, of course, that could be said of every single campaign advertisement in the history of American politics. It certainly could be applied to every campaign advertisement being run by Joe Biden this cycle.

Will Facebook take down this ad, where the Biden campaign slams Donald Trump for concerns over mail-in voting but fails to provide the important context that some states, like New Jersey, are planning to send mail-in ballots to every voter on their voter rolls, whether or not they have applied for absentee ballots? Or what about this ad, where Biden accuses Donald Trump of “purposely downplaying” COVID-19 early on in the pandemic, without providing obvious context—that the president was trying to avoid creating a panic, and that he was far from the only one to undersell the virus’s potential to cause havoc?

A fair application of Facebook’s new policy regarding ads “Missing Context” would seem to disqualify both of these Biden ads. When can we expect the mass takedown to happen? Would love to hear from you, Andy Stone.

This is Not a Drill

But let’s get real. We all know that’s not going to happen. Biden’s ads are up. Ours are down. And there’s a reason for that.

This new “Missing Context” label is a way for Facebook to interfere directly in our elections with yet another thin pretense of “objectivity.” The arguments of favored activists and the woke ideology of the ruling class are redefined as needed “context,” toward which political advertisements are forced to bow in order to be deemed truthful.

This wasn’t a fact check. This was an ideology check. Are we to start airing our opponents’ arguments in full in our paid advertising? “The Equality Act would destroy women’s sports—yes—but also, some people say that women can have penises.”

And let’s be honest: there’s a more pressing reason for Facebook to remove our advertisement. The Left was absolutely terrified of it, and for good reason: it was working. As Media Matters pointed out, we were getting millions of impressions. We were targeting key swing voters in Michigan, perhaps the most important state for President Trump to win in November.

But that’s all for naught now. We’ll produce a new ad, and Facebook will reject that one, too. Maybe Politifact can write it for us. But then, of course, the goalposts will move again. Big Tech has appointed itself the sole arbiter of our elections, and American Principles Project PAC is not allowed to participate. Social conservatives are not allowed to participate. Anodyne Republicans will soon not be allowed to participate.

The only way out is through: with robust policy and political leadership. A free and honest public square can’t long survive living in Mark Zuckerberg’s pocket, or that of any Big Tech overlord. We need a political solution, and we need one fast. Is it Section 230 reform? Is it Antitrust? Is it something more radical? Maybe. The gatekeepers of speech are already willing to choke out certain arguments on their platforms to protect their social standing. We know what they will do with political arguments that threaten their actual power.

But until that power is threatened by a countervailing power—say, of politicians willing to use the force of law—the American Right can forget about making arguments in the public square.

This incident and many others like it which will follow as the election season unfolds are ultimately about the future of America—about whether or not we as a people can keep a representative form of government. As Abraham Lincoln once said:

With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed. Consequently he who molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions. He makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to be executed.

Those who are not allowed to mold public sentiment by means of political speech are thereby not allowed to participate in the lawmaking or political decision-making process. They are effectively no longer citizens, but serfs living their lives according to the whim of overlords who alone can dictate the boundaries of governmental policy.

Those who think they are practicing the political virtues of prudence and moderation by refusing to acknowledge the political seriousness of the problem are, in truth, leading us down a path in which political speech no longer matters. Whenever citizens are prevented from attempting to persuade and debate one another, force and violence will be all they have left to stave off complete subjection and servitude.

The most dangerous efforts of “collusion” and the most subversive operations to exert undue “influence” on the 2020 election come not from foreign nations, but from within America itself. Americans do not want to be governed by oligarchs. Americans do not want the public square policed by woke cultists with credentials from elite colleges. But if political leaders on the American Right do not take action to protect political speech, what little political power they yet possess will soon be rendered meaningless.

What Would a Biden Presidency Look Like?

Boy, that’s a loaded question!

One can only hypothesize, but I think a group of “careful” assumptions probably will be an accurate depiction of a Biden Administration. After all, as Joe has told us again and again, he has 50 years of political history to which he can point us to track his “probables” that likely will appear in his administration should it happen.

Let’s take a stab. I remind you, these are all assumptions! Don’t get scared, don’t get angry: these are opinions — MY opinions! We’ll start at the top and extrapolate our predictions in a Biden presidency:

A Biden White House

First, a Biden win almost certainly portends the Democrat Party’s majority retained in the House. It could also mean a retake of the Senate by Democrats. If those two things occur linked to a Biden victory, one can be assured massive changes will happen in the structure of our government and will happen quickly.

Just imagine the power a one-party government will have! “Wait, Dan. We had a one-party government in the first two years of Trump’s presidency. Things were not turned upside down.” That’s true. Remember that Obama also had a unified Democrat Party-controlled government for two years. Thankfully, in both cases, the World was not changed dramatically due to partisanship. But the World DID change under Obama. And if Clinton was President today instead of Trump, those Obama changes that were initiated would be continuing today and ramping up dramatically under Clinton. You’ll see why in a moment.

The GOP Is Done

♦♦There is no doubt the Republican Party will be toast if the Democrats take over and have a one-party governing system. Don’t get me wrong: Republicans and their party will still exist. But it will have NO power. There will be NO discussion on any legislative or other types of governing concerns. There will be NO realistic floor debates in the House or Senate, NO bi-partisan committee assignments. With a Democrat-controlled House, Senate, and White House, what need will there be to “reach consensus with the opposing party” on issues? Answer: there won’t be! 

♦♦There certainly will still be a Republican Party. The difference is the Republican Party nor any other party will have any power to initiate or even negotiate any legislation. It will be just as if the GOP is no longer in existence. The US Congress will look virtually just as do the states of California and New York. Though there ARE Republicans in both states and government, their number is minuscule. That illustrates exactly what Democrat Party leadership today is planning for the entire country. If you think our country has problems now; if you feel blue states have issues now; if you believe that the US has extreme national debt now and that government spending is out of control: just wait until there is no buffer in Congress between a runaway train called the Democrat Party and commonsense government theory.

What Specifically Will Change in a Biden Presidency?

♦♦After dismantling the Republican Party, there will be a quick move to make Puerto Rico and Washington D.C. states. The impact of that will be devastating for any type of balance of power in Washington. Both D.C. and Puerto Rico would each have two US Senators and the applicable number of House members. Certainly they would be Democrats and will cement Democrat Party control. Congress, according to Article IV, Section III of the Constitution, can add new states without any consensus of the American people. There may be a problem with Washington, D.C. The Constitution prohibits the “nation’s capital” from being a part of any state. That probably would not stop Democrats from making a mad run at doing. And if they did, there would be a mad dash to the federal courts to block the action. Such a move would be instantly pushed forward to the US Supreme Court. And the Court would intervene to prevent it from happening in the absence of a Constitutional Amendment, unless…

♦♦Here’s where it will get dicey: Democrats will immediately move to add more Justices to the Supreme Court. (There is no Constitutional limit on the number of Justices to serve on the Court) Of course, they, with control of both Houses of Congress, will have the unfettered ability to confirm Justices as they choose. They will pack the Court with activist Justices that will immediately provide a green light on every piece of activist legislation Congress passes. That will apply to each of those Justices nominated and confirmed by the Senate. With that Court in power, Congress will be able to get anything they want virtually unanimously.

♦♦The “new” Democrat Congress will begin a fundamental dismantling of the Military. Why would they do that? There are several reasons: first, they will need all the money they can throw together to implement their multi-trillion-dollar spending proposals with which we already are familiar. Then, indeed, they will initially add new spending for whatever projects they want. The cancellation of student debt, free college for all, Single-Payer Healthcare are just a drop in the bucket. The most restrictive and costly Green New Deal version will immediately be put in place.

Regarding the removal of the Military, the second reason is to restore comfort among foreign nations (some of which are currently adversaries) that the US is intent to push forward with a unified government in mind. Our foreign policy would immediately morph into a World view. The message sent to the nations will be that the US policy of “America First” is dead and that every US foreign policy in place is “subject to review, cancellation, or renegotiation.”

♦♦There will be an immediate announcement that all illegal immigrants will be given immediate citizenship: to those here and to those who come. That citizenship will entitle all to every benefit that currently belongs to citizens. It will include an economic plan to “transition” these illegals from their existing lives into “more American” lifestyles. That will include a guaranteed minimum income, free (or substantially subsidized) housing, free education for all children, guaranteed jobs for all who want to work, and free healthcare. This act by Congress will completely open our borders to any who wish to come to the US.

♦♦This powerful “new” Administration will swiftly move to demand the restructuring of our Capitalist system, putting “workers” in positions of authority within heretofore private enterprises using the “for the better and common good” as their justification. This ploy will be nothing more than the nationalization of private companies in the same way as happened in Venezuela when their Communist leader did the same thing and took over multi-billion-dollar US oil companies in the name of Socialism. Purportedly it was in Venezuela (and will be here) to put “the people in power” and remove the “oppressive private enterprise system” from controlling the economy of our nation. Private corporate ownership in the US as it exists today will be history, although the Government will still phrase it that way. But nothing in the private sector will operate without direct control of those who will be appointed to “oversee” our economy.

♦♦This new “Single-Payer Healthcare System” will look very little like our Healthcare System today. It will be sold to the nation as the only way to make Healthcare equally available to everyone without any consideration for the economic or social status of any American. The elimination of the free market in healthcare will drive more and more doctors out of the practice of medicine, which will mean an extreme shortage of doctors. Of course, that will mean conditions identical to those today in countries with socialized medicine: long waits for necessary medical tests, treatments, and surgeries. But the most egregious inevitability that will undoubtedly occur is what was scoffed at during the 2012 presidential race: “Death Panels.” Because of unsustainable expenses, there will be some authorized to make life and death decisions about the needed health treatment of critically ill or elderly patients. Things like hip and knee replacements, joint surgeries, MRI and CT scans, other types of testing, Cancer treatments, and numerous other conditions will no longer be “automatic” as they pretty much are today. Someone will determine, as an example, an age at which those who desperately need heart bypass surgery will be denied that surgery. Why? Because they’re too old!

Summary

This is just a start, folks! There will be much more piled on without us even knowing about it. But here’s the scariest part: if Biden and Harris win the election in November AND Democrats take control of Congress, all of the above AND MORE will happen with lightning speed!

They’ll move fast first to eliminate their opposition. What’s the hurry? Democrats were thwarted at the certainty they would be able to begin this in 2016 by Donald Trump’s victory. They will NEVER allow the opportunity to start this process to be lost in an election! They will guarantee no political party will ever take unilateral power away from Democrats.

Is this some conspiracy theory? No way. They have hinted for this utopian environment for years. Why do you think that under Obama, the fundamental dismantling of the US economy was so quietly initiated? “Manufacturing that has left the US is never coming back again,” Obama told us. He told us, “I am going to bring fundamental change to this nation.” The original plan was to use 2016-2024 as “Stage II” of that plan, with Hillary Clinton being the captain of the “Fundamental Change” ship.

Let me pile on one more point of desperation: if Donald Trump wins the election in any way, there is going to be guaranteed violence in our city streets that will pour out into our smaller states and cities. I cannot imagine how far and wide it will span nor how militant it will be. They have told us over the past few months, that is what will happen! It’s as if they are holding guns to the heads of American voters and blackmailing us all: “If you don’t elect a Democrat President, House, and Senate, we will burn this nation down. You better elect Joe Biden, or else!”

My advice is for all to take these warnings seriously. Be ever watchful: we never know what twists and turns there will be. I hate to admit this, but no matter how many Republicans vote in this election, there may not be enough votes to give President Trump a second term. Democrats are powerful, and they are planners. And they have planned for all contingencies in this election.

Pray, spread the word as best as you can, and make sure everyone you know exercises that Constitutional right that we may see slip away: the right to Vote.

In it all, refuse to be afraid. Fear will do nothing but drain your strength and well being. This election system has worked seamlessly for 260 years. If we all do our part, it will work just as seamlessly in November as ever.

How Legitimate is the Nobel Peace Prize Nomination for President Trump?

Here’s another certainty: regarding President Trump’s nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize, Americans are all 100% positive that he should win or 100% positive he is NOT worthy of the award. I think it’s safe to say that there is nothing in the United States today more polarizing than Donald Trump!

Trump supporters have as justification for such a reward the fantastic accomplishments on the part of the President despite the nonstop onslaught by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, and, don’t forget, the Democrat Party messaging arm, the “Lamestream Media.” Just imagine if he had even modest support and even a tidbit of recognition for his accomplishments. I cannot find any comparison regarding specific, verifiable, and positive results in four years by any of his predecessors. Yet, none of those above have given Trump credit for even one of the hundreds of positives for Americans on his watch!

Trump detractors are quick to say, “It’s a prize for accomplishments in World peace. Donald Trump is destroying the opinion of the United States among citizens from every other country on Earth!” Nay: that’s where their allegations lose all semblance of credibility. Donald Trump has diligently and effectively set much of the chaos on Earth from the last decade on its ear. In fact, despite the turmoil on U.S. streets, many foreign leaders look jealously at Trump’s accomplishments, especially BECAUSE of the tortuous non-stop flood of untruthful news and almost daily allegations of “new” wrongdoing by this President uncovered by those bastions of honesty and integrity: the American Media.

So far, the President has notched up two nominations. How can that even be possible? Americans heard NOTHING about each other than a CNN-MSNBC-ABC-CBS-NBC news anchor snicker or two. Yet, the Middle East is seeing a quiet but sure calming of the constant war of words leveled at the nation of Israel. How is it even possible that any U.S. president — especially Donald Trump — could broker not one but two peace deals between Muslim countries and Netanyahu’s dominion? We appear to be witnessing a memorable moment in the Middle East, a region that has left successive U.S. presidents battered, bruised, and bitter. Now, in the space of two months, Trump has secured agreements from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to normalize relations with Israel, with more Arab and Muslim states expected to follow.

It is fair for Trump’s detractors to point out these alliances have developed over time and are, in part, driven by the common threat of a nuclear Iran. But if we recognize that Trump disregarded decades of bipartisan “wisdom” about the Middle East, is that not THE reason we are seeing the most positive outcomes in the Middle East for decades? The dreaded question, then, is: what if, somehow, Trump was right? Come on, Man! Trump is the guy who has laughed nonstop in the face of conventionalism in pretty every historical “wisdom” not just about the Middle East, but with countries from every section on the globe. And, in many cases, it has worked.

Of course, Trump can’t be right because the “smart people’ — the foreign policy establishment, the academics, the political hacks, the globalists “we know everything” crowd — said at every juncture that his foreign policy would lead to catastrophe. When Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran deal, the smart people called it an act of betrayal on a global scale and said: “Few recent presidential decisions have been proved to be so spectacularly wrong in such a short period of time.” When he took out Iranian terror chief Qasem Soleimani, the smart people called it “extreme” and part of “an increasingly dangerous game of chicken.” When he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the U.S. embassy there, the smart people called it “an act of diplomatic vandalism.” They said the President had “lit the fuse” on “a ticking time bomb” and predicted that “no one will benefit from it, or at least no one interested in peace.”

When he recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, the smart people said: “This is utterly irresponsible, and risks stoking more extremism and instability in the region.” When his administration recognized Israeli settlements as “not inconsistent with international law,” the smart people called it an “indefensible decision” which had “recklessly sacrificed, at least as long as Trump remains president, the last shreds of the U.S.’s claim to be a broker of peace.” When he brought forward his peace plan, the smart people termed it “a framework that may well have hung a closed-for-the-season sign both on a viable peace process and America’s credibility as a fair and effective broker.”

Why are we still listening to all these responsive tidbits of wisdom from the smart people? Trump broke with their consensus, even though in an erratic and conflicting “Trumpian” way, and now the AK-47’s are leaning against the wall in the closet. Kosovo and Serbia are normalizing economic relations, the Kosovo is recognizing Israel, Serbia is designating Hezbollah a terrorist group; Malawi is opening a diplomatic mission in Jerusalem and Chad is reportedly planning on doing the same. Iran, which Barack Obama sought to appease with the failed JCPOA, looks increasingly isolated. Don’t even think about $150 billion dollars, the last of which Obama loaded on a plane in cash and slipped it to Iran during the night.

Not bad for a reality TV star.

Even if these achievements hold up, Trump will likely fall victim to the foreign policy termed a “Reaganism.” When Ronald Reagan spoke of defeating the “Evil Empire,” the smart people said it was impossible; when the Evil Empire fell within a decade, they said it was inevitable and Reagan had nothing to do with it. Trump is not Reagan. Trump does not exist in the same universe as Reagan. Trumpism lacks the moral foundation and intellectual understanding of Reaganism. It took a drastic worldview to guide the 40th president. For Reagan, American greatness was fateful and optimistic; for Trump, it is backward-looking and resentful.

This enrages the American Left: a Queens builder and developer with no formal political training, has stumbled upon answers to questions that have stumped the smart people for years. The Council on Foreign Relations, American international political experts, even the previous Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama all got it wrong while a vulgar nationalist got it right. A Nobel Peace Prize might seem not only in order but positively poetic.

The Nobel Committee has a history of passing out the prize as a political downpayment, expecting some quid pro quo will keep the recipient in line with the Committee’s policy preferences. This doesn’t always work out. Eight months into his presidency, the Committee awarded Obama the Nobel for his “vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.” How’d that work out for those Nobel folks? Five years later, Obama cut the non-proliferation budget by 20 percent and increased spending on nukes by 6 percent. Trump seems even less likely to be influenced once the initial bragging rights wear off. Besides, the Nobel Peace Prize lost its luster when they gave one to the terrorist Yasser Arafat.

Whether Trump gets the prize matters less than whether the smart people can bring themselves to learn the lessons of his presidency: that the United States can be a steady, constant, and unswerving friend of Israel and an honest broker for peace in the Middle East. Sometimes the running-charge of a Donald Trump gets better results than a dozen peace meetings with a dozen foreign leaders at Camp David. Now it seems that a foreign policy elite committed to doing NOTHING, unwilling to relent on any foreign policy failure, and are consistently reluctant to make any “new” foreign suggestions fail in the shadows of a Queens Television Cowboy. Smart people are essential to foreign policy-making but they need leadership, decisiveness, and, every now and then, a spot of dangerous non-conventionalism.

Who knows what will be the longer-term consequences of a reorienting Middle East. The United States under this President’s foreign policy might be earning itself more and better allies, or it could be making itself less relevant to a new diplomatic bloc. But regarding peace in the World TODAY, cooperation, and strengthening the anti-Iran forces, this president has achieved what the previous one could not and perhaps did not really want to. It sticks in the craw to admit it, but Trump outsmarted the smart people.

How’s that making those Foreign Policy elites feel?