President Biden Announces New “Red Flag” Rule Fit For Hunter Biden

President Joe Biden has announced unilateral gun control measures as part of his pledge to crackdown on gun violence like the recent attacks in Boulder and Atlanta.  The measures are unlikely to have a significant impact on such massacres, which is a long-standing problem with claims of politicians on curbing gun violence. What is notable however is the inclusion of a provision that relates directly to the allegations raised against Hunter Biden — allegations of a possible federal felony that have been virtually blacked out in recent media coverage and interviews.

The fact is that the range of possible reforms is very limited and are unlikely to produce transformational change on gun violence from what Biden calls a “public health crisis.” That does not mean that regulating “ghost guns” (home constructed weapons without serial numbers) is not a good idea.  However, such regulation would not have altered past mass shootings. Often individuals engaged in such killings acquire their guns legally. Likewise, the changing of the status of stabilizing braces (allowing a pistol to fire like a rifle) will not impact many such cases. A stabilizing brace was used in Boulder but the absence of such a brace would not have likely made a major difference in such a close quarters shooting.

However, it is the “red flag” provision that stands out on this list. Biden is giving the Justice Department sixty-day period to develop model “red flag” legislation that would allow friends and family members to identify an individual as a potential danger, thereby temporarily preventing the person from accessing a firearm.

That could well be called the Hunter Biden Act. As discussed earlier, Hunter Biden acquired a handgun despite his long-standing drug and alcohol abuse as well as a history of depression. In 2018, the gun was tossed into a trash bin in Wilmington by Hallie Biden, widow of the deceased brother of Hunter. After the death of his brother Beau, Hunter began a sexual relationship with Hallie and she apparently became concerned about what he might do with the gun. That is precisely the concern for the Red Flag law.  In many ways, her action reflected the need for such laws. In desperation, she threw the gun away but unfortunately chose a garbage bin not far from a school.

To get the revolver back, Biden answered “no” on the firearms transaction record that asked whether he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to” a narcotic drug or any other controlled substance. Lying on that federal form can lead to prosecution under several provisions. The United States code makes it a crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison to “make any false or fictitious oral or written statement” to obtain firearms. Although prosecutions are rare, this should be a major story or at warrant media scrutiny. After all, the son of the president may have committed a federal felony and his father has been calling for greater expansion and enforcement of gun permitting laws.  Now, the issue of unstable gun owners is one of core areas of President Biden’s new reforms.

The question is not whether this proposal would change the conduct of gun owners but whether it will change the focus of the media. President Biden is now seeking a federal law to address precisely the situation that arose with his son. Even that might not make Hunter’s alleged violation newsworthy in today’s media environment. After imposing a virtual blackout on the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election, the media has published false accounts or barely addressed the controversy in a wide range of interviews on Hunter Biden’s new book “Beautiful Things.” When it came to the alleged gun violation, the media avoided any direct questions about the denial of a drug addiction that, according to Biden’s interview and book account, continued until his father’s 2020 presidential campaign.

It is an all-too-familiar pattern. Hunter admitted that he was a crack addict even during period when he was receiving massive payments from foreign companies due to his unexplained “expertise” on energy and other issues. Whether it is a gun felony or influence peddling, the blackout has turned into a media dimming with the book.  Biden is asked cursory questions that resulted in largely identical answers about his lack of memory from his long addiction. He simply cannot remember the laptop, its contents, or even fathering a child with a woman. It does not matter that he can remember details going back to his first drink at age 8. Reporters raised these issues and then quickly move on to other issues.

The new approved narrative was breathlessly described by CNN’s host Brian Stelter who declared it to be an “extraordinary” account of a “real human being.” Stelter gushed that the book’s depiction of “how many times Hunter Biden could have died, the president’s son, it’s breathtaking.”  It is not the book of a deadbeat dad, influence peddler, or the privileged political elite. Biden is instead a hero for our times – a modern Odysseus who overcame every challenge.

Biden life is a tragedy to be sure. Most of us feel great sympathy for his loss of his mother and sister as well as his brother. His addiction is hardly surprising given the painful chapters of his life. If this book and these interviews were fully honest and open, the book would be as breathtaking as Stelter claims. However, at every critical point where Hunter could be held accountable for criminal or unethical acts, he recedes into the claimed dark recesses of his memory. For example, he claims not to have any memory of fathering a child with former GW student, 29-year-old Lunden Alexis Roberts. However, he is not asked about fighting Roberts in her seeking basic parental support after being found to be the father after a DNA test. The court ultimately ordered such payments as “long due” and Roberts’ court filings described Biden as having “no involvement in the child’s life since the child’s birth, never interacted with the child, never parented the child,” and “could not identify the child out of a photo lineup.”

None of those “red flags” for the media have generated the slightest interest from reporters in interviews with Biden. Now, President Biden is pushing a law to address precisely the danger presented by Hunter Biden in 2018. The Red Flag law will be the next test for the media and whether it will confront or continue to evade the unauthorized Hunter Biden story.

This column also appeared on Fox.com.

266 thoughts on “President Biden Announces New “Red Flag” Rule Fit For Hunter Biden”

  1. Hunter Biden is not a government official and is not a candidate for office so I do not really care. Neither should you. None of this reflects on our President in the least. Hunter is an adult and is responsible for his own actions. This is not like Ivanka and Jared who were hired into the administration.

    1. We near unifromly judge parents for the conduct of their children.

      That is not perfect – sometimes adult children have issues that have no bearing on how they were parented. But quite often they do.

      You raised Trump’s family. Absolutely some were part of his administration, and in that role representative of that administration.

      But more broadly Trump’s family IS a reflection on the values Trump instilled as a parent – and Biden’s family IS a reflection of the values he instilled as a parent.

      Biden is entitled to Kudo’s for the service and sacrifice of his son Beau, He is asl subject to concern regarding Hunter’s conduct and that of the rest of his family.

      With the Trump’s we see a family that has nearly all been incredibly successful.
      Absolutely they were born with a platinum spoon. But they did not use it to make a mass of their lives – as Hunter has done.
      I am sure each of Trump’s kids has failed at some point – but overall they have succeeded. They are highly productive members of society. Their conduct benefits themselves AND benefits others.

      Something the left can not grasp is that nearly all non-violent conduct that benefits your self – ALSO benefits others.

      Conversely Hunter Biden has been a leech his entire life. He was born with atleast a silver spoon, and he seems to have used it for little more than cooking heroin. He has not made a mistake or two, he has made a mess of his life.

      Further, there is substantial evidence that Not just Hunter, but the entire extended Biden family have benefited from Joe Biden’s public service. That they have ALL leaveraged his public service into PERSONAL profits.

      That is perfectly legitimate PRIVATELY. It is completely improper PUBLICLY.

      We expect that parents will do everything in their power to give their children advantages over others.
      Nepotism might be distasteful – but private nepotism is both legal and the norm.
      I will give my kids every leg up I am able to. I will get them into the best schools I can afford, the best teachers,
      If they involve themselves in my business – I will give them oportunities I would not give others.

      But I am not free to do the same from positions of public trust.

      Government is NOT a “family business”.

      YOU chose to compare and contrast Trump’s children with Biden’s.

      That is valid – and a HUGE fail for Biden.

      Trump’s children have succeeded. Whatever their problems they have still done well. They have had advantages – and they have made something of those. Hunter Biden has NOT succeeded, His life is a MESS,. and he is constantly being bailed out by Daddy.

      That would not be a problem – except that it is Daddy Vice President, or Daddy President that is doing the bailing out.

      Is there a job anywhere that Hunter Biden did not get because of Daddy Biden’s GOVERNMENT position ?

      And where those jobs that Hunter Got “public service” or personal enrichment.

      Trump’s had numerous accomplishments as president – and many of those accomplishments involved PUBLIC SERVICE contributions by his family. By Ivanka or Jared.

      The Trump’s did not profit from the public service of their Father

      WE profited from Trump’s public service AND the public service of his family.

      That those such as you seem to think that Hunter should be off limits is nonsense.

      Joe Biden STILL makes ludicrous false claims about his sun.
      And worse still is inarguably personally involved in the mess that Hunter has made of his life.

      1. John say, “ Further, there is substantial evidence that Not just Hunter, but the entire extended Biden family have benefited from Joe Biden’s public service. That they have ALL leaveraged his public service into PERSONAL profits.

        That is perfectly legitimate PRIVATELY. It is completely improper PUBLICLY.”

        That is true to an extent. But….Trump’s family has profited immensely from Trump’s “public service” as president. They engaged in the type of nepotism that was very public.

        “ The Trump’s did not profit from the public service of their Father”. Actually, they did. Trump violated the federal anti-nepotism law of 1967. The law prohibits relatives from being appointed, and Jared Kushner was appointed. Ivanka Trump was “hired” because the law gives the president “special hiring authority”.

        The Trump’s did profit off of Trump’s position. From giving “consulting fees” to ivanka Trump to Eric Trump’s “managing” Trump hotels in DC. The profiting was not just limited to “consulting fees” but charging the U.S. government for services at his properties managed by his family.

        Criticism of hunter biden may be fair game, but being disingenuous about Trump’s family’s own profiteering as “private” is pure hypocrisy.

        1. “That is true to an extent. But….Trump’s family has profited immensely from Trump’s “public service” as president. They engaged in the type of nepotism that was very public.”

          Then you should have evidence of that. Trump, and the Trump family LOST money during his term as president – atleast according to Forbes.

          The left went nuts over Trump tower Moscow – which was in the works 3 years BEFORE trump was president.

          Yet, there is no Trump tower Moscow. You would think that If Trump was Putin’s lacky – that he would not have had to fight for 3 years to get a Trump tower in moscow before GIVING UP.

          As everyone including the left understands NOTHING happens in Russia without Putin’s blessing.

          So we had 500K speaking fees to Bill Clinton – but no Trump tower Moscow – and you STILL think Putin favored Trump ?

          Even in 2020 – Putin is now having a field day pissing all over Biden. Of Course Putin wanted Biden as president – he is weak and Putin is walking all over him.

          Biden is actually dangerous as president – because he is weak. His weakness ENCOURAGES Russia, China and others to push the limits. Russian sent more troops to Ukraine after Biden was inaugurated,. The Chinese have been pushing hard against Tiawan. Japan, and anyone in the South China Sea.

          If Russia and China think they can get away with v iolence under Biden – we will see that Violence – and if that assumption proves wrong – the US will end up involved. And if the US does not end up involved – we will see increased tryanny and decreased trust in the US.

          But back to YOUR claim. So where is it that Eric trump has gotten jobs he is unqualified for from foreign companies ?

          Where are the actual examples of that the Trump’s have benefited personally from Trump’s public service ?

          YOU made the claim.

          So show us the examples that are compareable to the Biden Family – or Pelosi, or many other prominent democrats, or even a few prominent republicans.

          If you

          “The Trump’s did profit off of Trump’s position. From giving “consulting fees” to ivanka Trump to Eric Trump’s “managing” Trump hotels in DC. ”

          Apparently you are completely clueless. First, the Trump property in DC – did WORSE while Trump was president. Next, The Trump DC hotel paid all profits from all services that touched on Government even remotely – such as foreign dignataries staying there to charity.

          So the hotel itself did not benefit in any way from Trump serving as president.
          If the hotel did not benefit – how is it that the Trump family did ?

          But lets presume your claim was correct – as stated – which it is not.

          How exactly is that compareable to people like Hunter Biden Chris Kerry, or Archer Devon being paid by foreign companies explicitly for their ability to secure US government favors from their connected parents.

          “The profiting was not just limited to “consulting fees” but charging the U.S. government for services at his properties managed by his family.”

          While again you are misrepresenting the facts. It is atleast true that Trump properties sharged those in government for actual services that the government used.

          Are you saying that Trump’s properties should have provided meals and rooms to the government for free ?
          Are you saying the government was NOT free to buy those services from other providers ?
          Are you saying that Trump or Ivanka directed that the Government MUST purchase services from Trump properties ?

          None of those things happened – NOR did the Trump’s profit from the services provided to government – as noted before the Trump’s kept track of services provided to the government and contributed any profits to charity.
          Were you actually familiar with facts – you would know that.

          But lastly – all of this was driven by THE LAW – not the Trump’s.

          I have no problem with severely limiting secret service protection of the president, former presidents, their family, and a whole raft of others in government – including Pelosi.

          But that is not our Law.

          It is however our law that those in public service MUST recuse themselves from decisions where the interests of family members are directly involved.

          There is numerous communications for the US state department as well as other sources asking VP Biden to either restrain his Son’s involvement in the Ukraine and China and other eastern European countries or to recuse himself from decision making in areas his son was working.

          This was all ignored.

          Just as president Biden is now acting to significantly broaden ludicrously stupid gun laws that his son has already violated.

          Do you expect Hunter to be prosecuted for lying on BATF forms ?

          Do you think that you or I would get away with that ?

          Right now we have the great Merrick Garland’s DOJ trying to hunt down Rep. Gaetz over an alleged affair with a 17yr old, when we have PHOTOS of Hunter Biden with a 14Yr old.

          Oh, and apparently someone in DOJ tried to blackmail the Gaetz family.

          So who is it you expect to be in trouble ?

          We all know that abiding by the law only applies to those on the right. Not democrats. Not their constituencies.

          Biden is anouncing all kinds of new gun regulations – not one of which has anything to do with gun crime or gun violence.

          Biden is stupidly targeting people who make guns themselves in their homes.
          Should we target people who grow tomatoes themselves next ?

          This is despite the fact that there does not appear to be a single incidence TODATE of a so called “ghost gun” being used in ANY CRIME.

          There were 10,000 murders involving guns last year. Of those about 500 involved long guns – rifles of any kind, less than 1/2 involved guns like AR-15’s – yet that is what Biden is targeting – guns that were not used in crimes.

          In fact the Chicago and DC police have announced that they are no longer enforcing myriads of gun laws – because they are “racist”
          Instead focussing on those involving Ar-15’s – even though these make up less than 1% of all crimes involving guns.

          They are focussing on guns crossing state lines – even though 99% of all gun crimes involve weapons purchased locally.
          They are focussed on Gun Shows – even though no crimes have been tied to gun shows, and weapons purchased at gun shows are handled the same way as those purchased at gun stores.

          Basically the left is Full of Schiff.

          Just as your nonsense regarding the differences between the Biden’s and the Trump’s.

          There is absolutely no comparison between the Trump Family and the Biden family in terms of political corruption.

          The Trump’s make money by delivering actual services of value to people who CHOSE to buy them in competitive markets.

          The Biden’s sell INFLUENCE – their ability to buy favorable treatment by the US government.

          Even if your claims regarding the Trump family were true – which they were not,

          They still would not be examples of the Trump family manipulating government for personal profit.

          No one paid off Don Jr. to get a prosecutor investigating one of his clients fired.

          1. Trump is out of office and he has been stifled on social media and we don’t have to bother with his blathering b******* anymore.

            That’s what matters.

            Trump was handed an opportunity to lead and he failed.

            That’s why he was voted out after one term by Amerucans who wised up.

            If you want to see leadership watch Biden.

            Putin isnt pissing in Biden and Biden isn’t trying to sweet-talk Russia back into the G7 as Trump did.

            While Merkl and Trudeau and the others laughed in their sleeves.

            Your arguments are bad but your spelling is worse.

            It is proper spelling and grammar that distinguish us from the Mongol races.

            1. “Trump is out of office and he has been stifled on social media and we don’t have to bother with his blathering b******* anymore.
              That’s what matters.”

              That is what matters to you – the way Trump spoke ?

              “Trump was handed an opportunity to lead and he failed.”
              He did ?
              50% higher growth than either Obama or Bush.
              He even managed to have the worst drop in GDP in US history and still NOT have an actual recession.
              Because the worst single quarter drop was followed by the largest single quarter increase.

              Peace deals in the mid east we have not seen since Carter – larger, though less significant than Carters.
              Deregulation on a scale we have not seen since Carter.

              For all the media ranting regarding Trump for 4 years – there is not much that Trump did that was all that exceptional – besides NOT making government a greater burden on people.

              The froathing at the mouth lunacy of democrats and the media and the left over Trump was absoluitely idiotic.

              It seems thagt hose of you on the left seem to think that NOT breaking the country further is a huge racist mysoginist act of hateful hating haters.

              “That’s why he was voted out after one term by Amerucans who wised up.”
              We still have not actualy counted the vote. We KNOW Trump increased the republican vote by 10M REAL people.
              No one actually knows how many people really voted for Biden. That is what happens when you have a lawless election.

              I also find it interesting – Biden “won” based on results from 6 cities in 6 swing states – that ALL uniformly conducted their elections OUTSIDE the prior election laws. We have been lead to beleive those states and cities were NOT unsual. That much of the country did the same. But the FACT is that is NOT true. As we are learning with the changes to GA election law.

              GA was using election processes that were forced on it by lawsuits and other leftist nonsense that were DIFFERENT from most of the country. GA’s NEW election laws – whihc Biden compares to Jim Crow are LESS restrictive than those of New York State.

              The FACT is much of the country did NOT conduct lawless elections in 2020. Most red states and most blue states conducted their elections as they had in the past. Even if they did allow mailin voting – they did so in ways that were not ludicrously stupid and lawless.

              But 6 states – 5 with democrats controlling their executives ignored their existing laws and made up election rules as they went.
              And those 6 states determined the results of the election.

              Worse still – those states are STILL fighting tooth an nail against any inquiry.
              The Arizona Senate has been trying to audit the Maricopa county results since the election. they have won repeatedly in court.
              They are still tied up in legal battles. And in the mean time – thouasands of 2020 ballots were illegally shredded.

              There is a lawsuit challenging results in Fulton County Georgia – that GA law REQUIRES must proceed to discovery and trial. Further it can not be conducted by law in Fulton county. That lawsuit has been stalled for 6 months by the courts failure to appoint a Judge.

              Meanwhile the GA Senate investigations find innumerable issues both in Fulton county and throughout GA that would have altered the outcome.

              Even the one thing that Raffensberger agreed to and did half assed – would have changed the outcome.

              Irate voters demanded a signature audit of Fulton County. Raffensburger instead conducted a random sample signature audit of Cobb county – an afluent democratic county with far lower odds of voter fraud. Of 5000 mailin ballots examined 300(6%) failed to meet the minimum 20% signature match that Raffensberger had agreed to as a result of GA election challenges by the left – GA law requires a 40% match.
              of those 300 failures to match – 30(0.6%) were refered to prosecutors as clear FRAUD.

              If Mailin ballots in Fulton county had a 6% rejection rate as the audit indicated – Trump would have won EASILY – just from Fulton County alone.

              If Mailin Ballots in Fulton county has a 0.6% FRAUD rate – as the audit found Trump would have won GA in a squeeker.
              If Mailin ballots throughout GA has a 0.56 fraud rate – as the audit found – Trump would have won easily.

              “If you want to see leadership watch Biden.”
              Yes, he rushed in changed everything. Failed miserably and rapidly and is trying to hide the fact that he is changing back to many of Trump’s policies.

              “Putin isnt pissing in Biden”
              He isn’t ? Putin and Biden have traded accusations – which Biden has been on the losing side of.
              Putin challenged Biden to a public debate.

              Putin has PWNED Biden – and all but the blind can see it.
              And Xi is pissing all over Biden and beligerantly threatening all of our asian Alies – Tiawan. Japan. Philipians.
              Trump brought most of Asia together to contain China – Biden has lost much of that and is now fighting to get the faith of Asian countries back to half what Trump had.

              “and Biden isn’t trying to sweet-talk Russia back into the G7 as Trump did.”

              Didn;t Putin just conduct military excercises in Ukraine ? Didn’t the Russian troops STAY after the excercises were over ?
              Isn;t Biden being dissed successfully by Putin at every chance ?

              “While Merkl and Trudeau and the others laughed in their sleeves.”
              At Biden – absolutely.
              Whether the democratic party understands it or not world leaders grasp that the US election was lawless and third world.
              No other nation in the world conducts mail in elections – because they are highly fraud prone.
              Even during the pandemic no other nation conducted mail in elections.

              Only the US violated its own laws and constitutions to conduct lawless election using Covid as a stupid justification.
              Americans were able to shop at grocery stores during the pandemic – but voting had to be done the most fraud ridden way possible.

              If you think Biden has the respect of world leaders – you are nuts.

              Running an election like a bannana republic has consequences.
              The US moral leadership role in the world has been severely compromised.
              And Putin and Xi are ecstatic. The US can not credibly challenge tyrants – because we have no moral authority to do so.
              That should not be a surprise from a party and ideology that rejects the whole concept of american exceptionalism.

              The US is not exceptional by magic. It is exception BECAUSE of our past adherence to the rule of law, because of our overall moral conduct that was superior to that of the rest of the world. The US has not had a perfect past – but it has done far batter than most countries.

              And the American left chooses to be deliberately blind to that – because that is a requirement to drag the US towards the socialist nonsense that the rest of the world is fleeing.

              “Your arguments are bad but your spelling is worse.

              It is proper spelling and grammar that distinguish us from the Mongol races.”
              What racist nonsense.

              You are aware that the mongol empire At its peak, it covered some 9 million square miles (23 million square km) of territory, making it the largest contiguous land empire in world history ?

              Regardless, no one here is being paid for their writing. There is no reason to waste time on spelling or grammar – to throw pearls before swine.

              I am not interested in your criticisms of anyone’s grammar.

              You have made a series of posts in which you have gotten nearly every single verifiable fact WRONG.
              In many cases getting it right was trivial. Your arguments have been contradicted easily by facts.

              In those instances where it is not trivial to prove you are wrong – your credibility has been so badly harmed that the mere possibility that you are wrong in combination with your multiple prior errors leaves you unbeleivable.

              Before posting – easpecially posting factual claims – try googling the FACTS first.
              Preferably from reliable sources.

          2. “That is true to an extent. But….Trump’s family has profited immensely from Trump’s “public service” as president. They engaged in the type of nepotism that was very public.”

            Then you should have evidence of that. Trump, and the Trump family LOST money during his term as president – atleast according to Forbes.

            𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 $𝟏𝟒𝟏 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐟. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭?

            The left went nuts over Trump tower Moscow – which was in the works 3 years BEFORE trump was president.

            Yet, there is no Trump tower Moscow. You would think that If Trump was Putin’s lacky – that he would not have had to fight for 3 years to get a Trump tower in moscow before GIVING UP.

            As everyone including the left understands NOTHING happens in Russia without Putin’s blessing.

            So we had 500K speaking fees to Bill Clinton – but no Trump tower Moscow – and you STILL think Putin favored Trump ?

            Even in 2020 – Putin is now having a field day pissing all over Biden. Of Course Putin wanted Biden as president – he is weak and Putin is walking all over him.

            How is Putin pissing all over Biden?

            𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞? 𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬?

            Biden is actually dangerous as president – because he is weak. His weakness ENCOURAGES Russia, China and others to push the limits. Russian sent more troops to Ukraine after Biden was inaugurated,. The Chinese have been pushing hard against Tiawan. Japan, and anyone in the South China Sea.

            𝐒𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐈𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬. 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.

            If Russia and China think they can get away with v iolence under Biden – we will see that Violence – and if that assumption proves wrong – the US will end up involved. And if the US does not end up involved – we will see increased tryanny and decreased trust in the US.

            𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚? 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚?

            But back to YOUR claim. So where is it that Eric trump has gotten jobs he is unqualified for from foreign companies ?

            Where are the actual examples of that the Trump’s have benefited personally from Trump’s public service ?

            YOU made the claim.

            𝐖𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐩. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠.

            𝐄𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲.

            So show us the examples that are compareable to the Biden Family – or Pelosi, or many other prominent democrats, or even a few prominent republicans.

            If you

            “The Trump’s did profit off of Trump’s position. From giving “consulting fees” to ivanka Trump to Eric Trump’s “managing” Trump hotels in DC. ”

            Apparently you are completely clueless. First, the Trump property in DC – did WORSE while Trump was president. Next, The Trump DC hotel paid all profits from all services that touched on Government even remotely – such as foreign dignataries staying there to charity.

            So the hotel itself did not benefit in any way from Trump serving as president.
            If the hotel did not benefit – how is it that the Trump family did ?

            But lets presume your claim was correct – as stated – which it is not.

            How exactly is that compareable to people like Hunter Biden Chris Kerry, or Archer Devon being paid by foreign companies explicitly for their ability to secure US government favors from their connected parents.

            “The profiting was not just limited to “consulting fees” but charging the U.S. government for services at his properties managed by his family.”

            While again you are misrepresenting the facts. It is atleast true that Trump properties sharged those in government for actual services that the government used.

            Are you saying that Trump’s properties should have provided meals and rooms to the government for free ?
            Are you saying the government was NOT free to buy those services from other providers ?
            Are you saying that Trump or Ivanka directed that the Government MUST purchase services from Trump properties ?

            None of those things happened – NOR did the Trump’s profit from the services provided to government – as noted before the Trump’s kept track of services provided to the government and contributed any profits to charity.
            Were you actually familiar with facts – you would know that.

            But lastly – all of this was driven by THE LAW – not the Trump’s.

            I have no problem with severely limiting secret service protection of the president, former presidents, their family, and a whole raft of others in government – including Pelosi.

            But that is not our Law.

            It is however our law that those in public service MUST recuse themselves from decisions where the interests of family members are directly involved.

            There is numerous communications for the US state department as well as other sources asking VP Biden to either restrain his Son’s involvement in the Ukraine and China and other eastern European countries or to recuse himself from decision making in areas his son was working.

            This was all ignored.

            Just as president Biden is now acting to significantly broaden ludicrously stupid gun laws that his son has already violated.

            Do you expect Hunter to be prosecuted for lying on BATF forms ?

            Do you think that you or I would get away with that ?

            Right now we have the great Merrick Garland’s DOJ trying to hunt down Rep. Gaetz over an alleged affair with a 17yr old, when we have PHOTOS of Hunter Biden with a 14Yr old.

            𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬.

            Oh, and apparently someone in DOJ tried to blackmail the Gaetz family.

            So who is it you expect to be in trouble ?

            We all know that abiding by the law only applies to those on the right. Not democrats. Not their constituencies.

            𝐎𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭.

            Biden is anouncing all kinds of new gun regulations – not one of which has anything to do with gun crime or gun violence.

            Biden is stupidly targeting people who make guns themselves in their homes.
            Should we target people who grow tomatoes themselves next ?

            𝐍𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥.

            𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝟖.

            𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭.

            This is despite the fact that there does not appear to be a single incidence TODATE of a so called “ghost gun” being used in ANY CRIME.

            There were 10,000 murders involving guns last year. Of those about 500 involved long guns – rifles of any kind, less than 1/2 involved guns like AR-15’s – yet that is what Biden is targeting – guns that were not used in crimes.

            In fact the Chicago and DC police have announced that they are no longer enforcing myriads of gun laws – because they are “racist”
            Instead focussing on those involving Ar-15’s – even though these make up less than 1% of all crimes involving guns.

            They are focussing on guns crossing state lines – even though 99% of all gun crimes involve weapons purchased locally.
            They are focussed on Gun Shows – even though no crimes have been tied to gun shows, and weapons purchased at gun shows are handled the same way as those purchased at gun stores.

            Basically the left is Full of Schiff.

            Just as your nonsense regarding the differences between the Biden’s and the Trump’s.

            There is absolutely no comparison between the Trump Family and the Biden family in terms of political corruption.

            The Trump’s make money by delivering actual services of value to people who CHOSE to buy them in competitive markets.

            The Biden’s sell INFLUENCE – their ability to buy favorable treatment by the US government.

            Even if your claims regarding the Trump family were true – which they were not,

            They still would not be examples of the Trump family manipulating government for personal profit.

            No one paid off Don Jr. to get a prosecutor investigating one of his clients fired.

            𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐲 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫.

            1. “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 $𝟏𝟒𝟏 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐟. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭?”
              No, The secret Service did. This game has been played with all presidents back as far as I can remember. I recall the rants about the costs of Michelle’s Aftrican Vacation. The SS actually saved money on Trump’s homes as they were already far more secure than Obama’s Oak Park residence.

              “𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞?”
              Do I care ?

              “𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬?”
              Does anyone care what Trudeau thinks ? Regardless, Merkel has actually attacked Trump critics – esp Social media on several occasions.

              Finally, who gives a $hit what other world leaders “think”, it is what they DO that matters.

              Biden is not taken seriously – not by freinds, not by enemies. That is dangerous.

              “𝐒𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐈𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬. 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.”
              Really ? Are you serious ?

              BTW if there is an armed insurection in the US it is likely to be very short with few casualities.
              While I do not expect that to occur, should it happen – do you really expect the police or the military to start shooting armed but nonviolent citizens who are demanding legitimate reform from government ?

              Frankly, they do not even have to be armed. What do you think would have happened on Jan. 6. if 10,000 protestors had occupied the capital and refused to leave – you know like left wing nuts in seattle – except without murdering people ?

              “𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚? 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚?”
              No, Trump increased the Trust of world allies, and made new ones.

              Trump demanded (as had many prior presidents) that NATO and the EU cover their own defense costs.
              BUT he also guaranteed the EU energy supply – a Policy that Biden has found that he MUST continue.
              That alone dramatically weakened Russian and mideastern influence and was likely responsible for Trump’s peace deals in the mideast.

              Beyond that we listened to Hillary and Obama rant about TPP which never went through.
              But Trump was able to dramatically strengthen US relations with Tiawan, Japan, Austrailia, Philipines, Vietnam, and India – as well as other Asian countries.

              Trump did NOT initiate the US shift to Asia – that started in the late 20th century when it was obvious Russia was no longer a super power and China was rising. But Trump put the US back at the lead in containing China.

              Obama was pretending that if he did not confront China that maybe they would behave – this alienated much of asia and weakened relations with major asian alies.

              Trump made deals providing Tiawan with dramatically improved self defense capabilities.
              Japan is rebuilding her navy – that is a huge deal as there are really only 3 major naval powers in the world – the US, the UK and Japan,
              It takes a century to build and learn how to fight a navy. The UK is waning as a naval power. Taiwan has an impressive navy from the perspective of defense, but little more. China and India are trying to build navies – but they have 50+ years before they will have serious ability to project power.
              Trump struck a deal with Japan – the US and Japan are constructing a joint airbase of the south west coast of Japan. This is a huge threat to China, this is a massive unsinkable aircraft carrier right on China’s front door. This radically increases US capability with respect to China – as Okinawa is 3 times as far away – that means 3 times fewer sorties per day in the event of a conflict.
              Trump struck a deal with the Philipines and the US is returning to Subic Bay. That is also huge, it means that US carrier fleets do not need to return to the states for resupply and repairs.
              Trump reached deals with India – the US conducting the first joint military excercises with india since indian independence.

              All of these are incredibly important. All of these significantly contain Chinese aggression.

              With Trump gone – the chinese (and Russians) are becomine much more beligerant. The Russians have significantly increased their military presence in Ukraine. The Chinese have stepped up harrasment activities in south china seas, the straights of formosa, and against the Japanese. We are once again worrying whether China will do something that they have threatened for almost a century and try to invade Tiawan. Xi and China thinks Biden is weak. As a result Biden has been FORCED to continue Trump’s tough stance towards China. The children running the whitehouse should get some kudos for coming to the realization that global politics is NOT about Charm.

              That YOUR claims that world leaders cared about your perception of Trump’s personality are just idiocy.
              The rest of the world – both our allies and our enemies knew Trump would ACT when needed. As a result belligerents behaved.

              Conversely Biden is finding himself having to revert back to Trump policies and to behave agressively – to create a perception that does not exist that he will act. Because if he can not do that – the odds of beligerants behaving badly is much higher.

              I think the odds of China trying to invade Tiawan are low. BUT they are the highest they have been in 75 years.
              Much depends on whether Xi beleives that Biden will defend Tiawan. And US relations with the rest of Asia depend on whether they beleive Biden will defend against Chinese agression.

              We can all hope that the Xi era ends and China returns to its less militant post Mao policies. I expect that is inevitable.
              But for now – and possibly many years to come, we must deal with a beligerant China.
              Trump was up to that. Trump’s presidency reversed a long term US slide in influence in asia – again Obama did not start that – but he certainly sat back and watched it get worse.

              We shall see whether Biden is ultimately Obama or worse. Or whether he has half the fortitude of Trump.
              The peace of the world may depend on that.

              Worse still – as everyone, including world leaders knows, This is not really about Biden. It is about the children running the whitehouse.

              “𝐖𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐩. 𝐍𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠.

              𝐄𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐚𝐥𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐲.”

              Not nearly enough. I have no idea whether Trump will run again in 2024 – I doubt it. But grow some brain cells. Trumpism or some variant is the future of this country.

              Trump did not screw up – he did quite well. But for the lawless election changes in 6 states – you would have lost – not just the whitehouse, but the senate and the house. It would have taken less than 100K votes to flip the entire government republican in 2020.

              You keep trying to pretend that this was some collasal defeat – some rejection of Trump.

              That is BS. To win in 2020 – the left had to spend 4 years terrifying the country over total nonsense.

              Whether you like it or not Trump was NOT an especially controversial president. Even Biden is finding that he must Revert to many Trump policies.

              Beyond that you had to sell the country this total nonsense Collusion delusion garbage.
              And you had to hide the obvious failings of Biden and his family.
              And you had to go lawless in elections, in a major way.
              And in all likelyhood you had to engage in significant election fraud.

              It is highly unlikely that you can repeat that again ever.

              You seem to forget that Trump added 10M republican voters from 2016 to 2020 – those votes are REAL PEOPLE.
              Those are people who for the most part came to the polls to vote. They did not vote from couches in front of TV’s.
              And most of them will be back in 2020. Democrats need a 6pt advantage in the generic congressional ballot to hold the house.
              That is due to the fact that Democrats have self gerrymandered themselves into cities. The current generic congressional ballot is +4 Democrats – that means if the house election was held today – Republicans would take the house.
              But worse that is declining.

              In 2022 the GOP will be defending more close senate seats than Democrats – so we will see. But in 2024 that will flip.

              Further Trump made SIGNIFICANT inroads into minorities in 2020. If those are sustained and democrats are unable to repeat the massive and probably fraudulent voter turnout that they got in 2020 – they are toast.

              And – just to keep you thinking – Even if Democrats can conduct 2022 in the same lawless fashion as 2020 – Republicans have 2 years to prepare for that. And destroying a mailin election is trivial – especially today. Give me about $1M and I can swing about 400K votes.
              If as you claim – there was no fraud – I will accomplish nothing. but if there was – I can cancel nearly every fraudulent vote – quite easily and cheaply.

              If I can figure out how to do this – do you think that Karl Rove can’t ?

              The US and most of the world learned that trustworthy elections required secret ballots in the late 19th century.
              But if you are so stupid you can not learn from history – we can repeat it – easily.

              “𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬.”
              Nor was Paul Manafort, Gen. Flynn, George Papadoulis, Roger Stone, or Carter Page. Yet you had no problems with fraudulent and basesless investigations into all of those.

              Regardless, I am not especially interested in Hunter Biden – his life is punishment enough.
              The fundimental problem with everything related to Hunter Biden (and the Kerry’s and ….) is NOT their own conduct,
              But that they were selling REAL influence in the US government.

              The REAL problem is not Hunter – it is JOE’s (and others) corruption.
              Hunter would not have gotten a job managing a subway, but for his ability to sell favors granted by his father.

              You have ranted about Trump’s family – that is precisely what did NOT happen during the Trump administration.
              Trump’s family did not personally profit selling the power of the US government.
              Nor did Wallstreet, or Big Pharma or Big business or foreign powers benefit by renting government power.

              We have all listened to democrats ranting about big business, and about “dark money” and about corporate politics for decades.

              But what was quite obvious in 2020 – was that Democrats have become the party of the rich and powerful. That they are the enemy of the middle class. That under democrats – the rich will get richer and the middle class will get screwed.

              “Oh, and apparently someone in DOJ tried to blackmail the Gaetz family.

              So who is it you expect to be in trouble ?

              We all know that abiding by the law only applies to those on the right. Not democrats. Not their constituencies.

              𝐎𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭.”

              Because you say so ? It is well documented that the Gaetz family was blackmailed (unsuccessfully) by people within the DOJ.
              There are recordings.

              These people should be prosecuted. Blackmail remains a crime. Offering to “make an investigation go away” for $25M is a crime.

              I have no idea if these DOJ lawyers were serious – or they were just trying to entrap the Gaetz family – but it does not matter – they are criminals none-the-less.

              And they are in government – making it twice as bad.

              This is much like the idiotic collusion delusion nonsense – except that now, there is no one one to investigate the misconduct of those in government.

              One of Trump’s major mistakes as president was not firing the entire political class in the Federal executive on day one.

              They are politically corrupt and massively abusive of power.

              And they are the lawless children running the country now.

              “𝐍𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥.”
              Yet, the states with the highest rates of gun ownership have the lowest rates of violent crime.

              You are incredibly disconnected from reality.

              “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝟖.”
              Because you say so ?

              Here is a massive amount of actual data destroying your idiotic claim.

              http://www.juliansimon.com/writings/Ultimate_Resource/

              “𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭.”
              Didn;t YOU just claim that deaths from mass murder were something like 145 so far this year ?

              3M people died last year – and despite that US life expectance rose by 0.8Y.
              Almost 4M people were born in 2020.
              Death and birth happen constantly – we were all born. We all ultimately die.

              Your odds of dying in a real mass shooting are less than being killed by lightning.
              Yet that you wish to fixate on ?

              As is typical – left wing nuts have absolutely no perspective.
              You amp up inconsequential problems and try to persuade people to take draconian steps to fail to impact an inconsequential matter.

              “𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐲 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫.”

              When you are paying for my writing, I will consider your complaints regarding style.

              Please think before you post.

              It is not hard to be right 100% of the time on the internet.
              All it requires is checking your facts before posting them.

              Even the smallest self fact checking would have prevented you from making massive and stupid errors that wreck your credibility.

              I do not know you, your age, your experience, your education, your accomplishments.
              But I do know that your posts come off as the uniformed nonsense that a toddler would spout.

              1. “𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 $𝟏𝟒𝟏 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐨 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐟. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭?”
                No, The secret Service did. This game has been played with all presidents back as far as I can remember. I recall the rants about the costs of Michelle’s Aftrican Vacation. The SS actually saved money on Trump’s homes as they were already far more secure than Obama’s Oak Park residence.

                𝐈 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐢𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬.

                “𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞?”
                Do I care ?

                𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬.

                𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧’𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐦.

                “𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐬𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐤𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐬?”
                Does anyone care what Trudeau thinks ? Regardless, Merkel has actually attacked Trump critics – esp Social media on several occasions.

                Finally, who gives a $hit what other world leaders “think”, it is what they DO that matters.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐤𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚, 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐥𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞.

                Biden is not taken seriously – not by freinds, not by enemies. That is dangerous.

                𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐭 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐚𝐬. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐍.

                “𝐒𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐈𝐈𝐈 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬. 𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.”
                Really ? Are you serious ?

                𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐥𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐬. 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲.

                𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐖𝐈𝐈𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐢𝐫, 𝐢𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐲𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬.

                𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐔𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐬!

                BTW if there is an armed insurection in the US it is likely to be very short with few casualities.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.

                𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲-𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 “𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.”

                While I do not expect that to occur, should it happen – do you really expect the police or the military to start shooting armed but nonviolent citizens who are demanding legitimate reform from government ?

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐭 – 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 – 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭.

                𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐝.

                Frankly, they do not even have to be armed. What do you think would have happened on Jan. 6. if 10,000 protestors had occupied the capital and refused to leave – you know like left wing nuts in seattle – except without murdering people ?

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝.

                “𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚? 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚?”
                No, Trump increased the Trust of world allies, and made new ones.

                𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐛𝐯𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫.

                𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞.

                Trump demanded (as had many prior presidents) that NATO and the EU cover their own defense costs.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝? 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐧𝐨𝐭,

                BUT he also guaranteed the EU energy supply – a Policy that Biden has found that he MUST continue.
                That alone dramatically weakened Russian and mideastern influence and was likely responsible for Trump’s peace deals in the mideast.

                𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐀𝐄 𝐨𝐫 𝐒𝐮𝐝𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥?

                Beyond that we listened to Hillary and Obama rant about TPP which never went through.
                But Trump was able to dramatically strengthen US relations with Tiawan, Japan, Austrailia, Philipines, Vietnam, and India – as well as other Asian countries.

                𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐭 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬. 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚? 𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐀𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐬𝐫𝐚𝐞𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐨?

                Trump did NOT initiate the US shift to Asia – that started in the late 20th century when it was obvious Russia was no longer a super power and China was rising. But Trump put the US back at the lead in containing China.

                𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚? 𝐁𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐢𝐤 𝐓𝐨𝐤?

                𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥.

                𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝟏.𝟒 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞, 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐝𝐚𝐲.

                𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐳𝐞 = 𝟑.𝟕 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐬.

                𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟏.𝟏 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞.

                𝐀 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬.

                𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐢𝐬.

                𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐬.

                Obama was pretending that if he did not confront China that maybe they would behave – this alienated much of asia and weakened relations with major asian alies.

                Trump made deals providing Tiawan with dramatically improved self defense capabilities.
                Japan is rebuilding her navy – that is a huge deal as there are really only 3 major naval powers in the world – the US, the UK and Japan,
                It takes a century to build and learn how to fight a navy. The UK is waning as a naval power. Taiwan has an impressive navy from the perspective of defense, but little more. China and India are trying to build navies – but they have 50+ years before they will have serious ability to project power.
                Trump struck a deal with Japan – the US and Japan are constructing a joint airbase of the south west coast of Japan. This is a huge threat to China, this is a massive unsinkable aircraft carrier right on China’s front door.

                𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐤𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬.

                𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚: 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐢𝐬: 𝐈𝐓’𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧, 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧.

                𝐍𝐮𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐠𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞.

                𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐮𝐤𝐞𝐬.

                𝐒𝐨 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐢𝐭.

                This radically increases US capability with respect to China – as Okinawa is 3 times as far away – that means 3 times fewer sorties per day in the event of a conflict.
                Trump struck a deal with the Philipines and the US is returning to Subic Bay. That is also huge, it means that US carrier fleets do not need to return to the states for resupply and repairs.
                Trump reached deals with India – the US conducting the first joint military excercises with india since indian independence.

                All of these are incredibly important. All of these significantly contain Chinese aggression.

                With Trump gone – the chinese (and Russians) are becomine much more beligerant. The Russians have significantly increased their military presence in Ukraine. The Chinese have stepped up harrasment activities in south china seas, the straights of formosa, and against the Japanese. We are once again worrying whether China will do something that they have threatened for almost a century and try to invade Tiawan. Xi and China thinks Biden is weak. As a result Biden has been FORCED to continue Trump’s tough stance towards China.

                𝐈𝐟 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐚𝐢𝐰𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐤.

                𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐰𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐓𝐚𝐢𝐰𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐍.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬.

                𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝.

                The children running the whitehouse should get some kudos for coming to the realization that global politics is NOT about Charm.

                𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫-𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐦.

                𝐇𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐞.

                𝐀𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐣𝐨𝐤𝐞.

                𝐀𝐧 𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬.

                𝐌

                That YOUR claims that world leaders cared about your perception of Trump’s personality are just idiocy.

                𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬, 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦:

                𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐛𝐞.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡?𝐯=𝐞𝐍𝟐𝐣𝐪𝐓𝐢𝐥𝐋𝐎

                The rest of the world – both our allies and our enemies knew Trump would ACT when needed. As a result belligerents behaved.

                𝐈𝐑𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐚𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐤𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝?

                𝐇𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭.

                Conversely Biden is finding himself having to revert back to Trump policies and to behave agressively – to create a perception that does not exist that he will act. Because if he can not do that – the odds of beligerants behaving badly is much higher.

                𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥. 𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐈 𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧.

                I think the odds of China trying to invade Tiawan are low. BUT they are the highest they have been in 75 years.
                Much depends on whether Xi beleives that Biden will defend Tiawan. And US relations with the rest of Asia depend on whether they beleive Biden will defend against Chinese agression.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬, 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐝.

                𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲, 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐗𝐢 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐭 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐚 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐤𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝.

                We can all hope that the Xi era ends and China returns to its less militant post Mao policies. I expect that is inevitable.
                But for now – and possibly many years to come, we must deal with a beligerant China.
                Trump was up to that. Trump’s presidency reversed a long term US slide in influence in asia – again Obama did not start that – but he certainly sat back and watched it get worse.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐃𝐂 𝐭𝐨 𝐁𝐞𝐢𝐣𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐥𝐲.

                𝐈 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐊𝐢𝐦 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 “𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐧.”

                𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.

                We shall see whether Biden is ultimately Obama or worse. Or whether he has half the fortitude of Trump.
                The peace of the world may depend on that.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞? 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝.

                Worse still – as everyone, including world leaders knows, This is not really about Biden. It is about the children running the whitehouse.

                𝐍𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐟𝐞-𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐲-𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐬𝐚𝐝-𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫-𝐬𝐡𝐭𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭-𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭-𝐝𝐨𝐝𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐭𝐚𝐱-𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐫-𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 – 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐮𝐦𝐛 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐡𝐢𝐦 – 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐫𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲.

                Not nearly enough. I have no idea whether Trump will run again in 2024 – I doubt it. But grow some brain cells. Trumpism or some variant is the future of this country.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲?

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐞. 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠:

                𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐩. 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐮𝐩.

                Trump did not screw up – he did quite well.

                𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭: 𝐀𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐦𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐲-𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭.

                But for the lawless election changes in 6 states – you would have lost – not just the whitehouse, but the senate and the house. It would have taken less than 100K votes to flip the entire government republican in 2020.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐥𝐢𝐝𝐞. 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 = 𝟖𝟏,𝟐𝟖𝟑,𝟎𝟗𝟖/𝟓𝟏.𝟑% 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 = 𝟕𝟒,𝟐𝟐𝟐,𝟗𝟓𝟖/𝟒𝟔.𝟖%

                𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝟕,𝟎𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬?

                𝐈’𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐠𝐞.

                You keep trying to pretend that this was some collasal defeat – some rejection of Trump.

                𝐒𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩.

                𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐮𝐩 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦 𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭?

                𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬 = 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞.

                That is BS. To win in 2020 – the left had to spend 4 years terrifying the country over total nonsense.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐟𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭 𝐚 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐟𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐢𝐦𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟.

                Whether you like it or not Trump was NOT an especially controversial president. Even Biden is finding that he must Revert to many Trump policies.

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐰𝐞’𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐚𝐝.

                𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐭 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐧?

                𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩’𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐎𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚’𝐬 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐬, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.

                Beyond that you had to sell the country this total nonsense Collusion delusion garbage.

                𝐖𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠. 𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭, 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐨 𝐑𝐮𝐛𝐢𝐨.

                𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐌a𝐫𝐤 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐲: ““𝐀𝐭 𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝟏,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐬, 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐦𝐞 𝟓 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟔 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 – 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 𝐈 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧-𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐛𝐲 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

                “𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧. 𝐀𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡, 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐲.”

                And you had to hide the obvious failings of Biden and his family.

                𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐚𝐝𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐬𝐚𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟𝐟 $𝟏𝟑𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎. 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 $𝟐𝟓 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐥𝐚𝐰𝐬𝐮𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬. 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 $𝟐 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐁𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐲.

                𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐦𝐞, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐭’ 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫.

                𝐉𝐨𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬.

                And you had to go lawless in elections, in a major way.

                𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲. 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫.

                𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐝 𝐝𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐨: 𝐒𝐚𝐝, 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭, 𝐩𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐠𝐫𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬.

                And in all likelyhood you had to engage in significant election fraud.

                𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                It is highly unlikely that you can repeat that again ever.

                𝐇𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐤 – 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 – 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧 𝐎𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚-𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧.

                𝐎𝐛𝐚𝐦𝐚 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐬.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐇𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐲.

                𝐈𝐓 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞.

                𝐀 𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬.

                𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧.

                𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐲.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐮𝐩𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐫.

                You seem to forget that Trump added 10M republican voters from 2016 to 2020 – those votes are REAL PEOPLE.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐬𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬.

                Those are people who for the most part came to the polls to vote. They did not vote from couches in front of TV’s.

                And most of them will be back in 2020. Democrats need a 6pt advantage in the generic congressional ballot to hold the house.

                That is due to the fact that Democrats have self gerrymandered themselves into cities. The current generic congressional ballot is +4 Democrats – that means if the house election was held today – Republicans would take the house.

                But worse that is declining.

                In 2022 the GOP will be defending more close senate seats than Democrats – so we will see. But in 2024 that will flip.

                Further Trump made SIGNIFICANT inroads into minorities in 2020. If those are sustained and democrats are unable to repeat the massive and probably fraudulent voter turnout that they got in 2020 – they are toast.

                𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐭: 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝟕,𝟎𝟎𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬.

                And – just to keep you thinking – Even if Democrats can conduct 2022 in the same lawless fashion as 2020 – Republicans have 2 years to prepare for that. And destroying a mailin election is trivial – especially today. Give me about $1M and I can swing about 400K votes.

                𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐧𝐲.

                If as you claim – there was no fraud – I will accomplish nothing. but if there was – I can cancel nearly every fraudulent vote – quite easily and cheaply.

                𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐮𝐝𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭. 𝐃𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧. 𝐒𝐂𝐎𝐓𝐔𝐒 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫.

                If I can figure out how to do this – do you think that Karl Rove can’t ?

                The US and most of the world learned that trustworthy elections required secret ballots in the late 19th century.
                But if you are so stupid you can not learn from history – we can repeat it – easily.

                “𝐇𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬.”
                Nor was Paul Manafort, Gen. Flynn, George Papadoulis, Roger Stone, or Carter Page. Yet you had no problems with fraudulent and basesless investigations into all of those.

                𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐠𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐋𝐎𝐎𝐊𝐄𝐃 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲, 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐆𝐚𝐞𝐭𝐳.

                𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐍𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.

                Regardless, I am not especially interested in Hunter Biden – his life is punishment enough.
                The fundimental problem with everything related to Hunter Biden (and the Kerry’s and ….) is NOT their own conduct,
                But that they were selling REAL influence in the US government.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭? 𝐈 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐛𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕?

                𝐇𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠,

                The REAL problem is not Hunter – it is JOE’s (and others) corruption.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩.

                𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞.

                Hunter would not have gotten a job managing a subway, but for his ability to sell favors granted by his father.

                𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐡𝐞’𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐮𝐩. 𝐒𝐨 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭. 𝐃𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝’𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐞𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬?

                You have ranted about Trump’s family – that is precisely what did NOT happen during the Trump administration.
                Trump’s family did not personally profit selling the power of the US government.

                𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰?

                𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐢𝐞?

                𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫.

                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞.

                Nor did Wallstreet, or Big Pharma or Big business or foreign powers benefit by renting government power.

                We have all listened to democrats ranting about big business, and about “dark money” and about corporate politics for decades.

                But what was quite obvious in 2020 – was that Democrats have become the party of the rich and powerful. That they are the enemy of the middle class. That under democrats – the rich will get richer and the middle class will get screwed.

                𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐱 𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐱?

                𝐖𝐡𝐨’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐨?

                “Oh, and apparently someone in DOJ tried to blackmail the Gaetz family.

                𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐉?

                𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩’𝐬 𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧’𝐬?

                𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐧𝐨?

                𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐉 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐚𝐞𝐭𝐳 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝.

                𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐞.

                𝐒𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐆𝐚𝐞𝐭𝐳 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐱 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐰𝐰.𝐜𝐨𝐦/𝐝𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝-𝐦𝐜𝐠𝐞𝐞-𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫-𝐝𝐨𝐣-𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥-𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭-𝐠𝐚𝐞𝐭𝐳-𝐞𝐱𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧-𝟐𝟓-𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧

                So who is it you expect to be in trouble ?

                We all know that abiding by the law only applies to those on the right. Not democrats. Not their constituencies.

                𝐎𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭.”

                Because you say so ? It is well documented that the Gaetz family was blackmailed (unsuccessfully) by people within the DOJ.
                There are recordings.

                These people should be prosecuted. Blackmail remains a crime. Offering to “make an investigation go away” for $25M is a crime.

                I have no idea if these DOJ lawyers were serious – or they were just trying to entrap the Gaetz family – but it does not matter – they are criminals none-the-less.

                And they are in government – making it twice as bad.

                𝑅𝑒𝑝 𝑀𝑎𝑡𝑡 𝐺𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑧 𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑎 𝑓𝑒𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑒𝑥 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑔𝑜𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑥 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐺𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑧 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑢𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑎 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑟 𝐷𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝐽𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒 (𝐷𝑜𝐽) 𝑜𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑓𝑜𝑟 $25 𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑥 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑔𝑜 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦. 𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑎 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑛 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝐵𝐼 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑡𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑚𝑠 𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑎𝑑𝑒 𝑏𝑦 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑 𝑀𝑐𝐺𝑒𝑒.

                𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑏𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑇𝑟𝑢𝑚𝑝 𝐽𝑢𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝐷𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡, 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝐴𝑡𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑛𝑒𝑦 𝐺𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝐵𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝐵𝑎𝑟𝑟. 𝑅𝑒𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑𝑙𝑦, 𝐺𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑧 𝑝𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎 17-𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟-𝑜𝑙𝑑 𝑔𝑖𝑟𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑡𝑤𝑜 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜. 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝐺𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑧 𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑡 𝑎𝑛 𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑡. 𝐼𝑛 𝑎 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑡𝑠, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝑎𝑖𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑎 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑎 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑏𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑒𝑥𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑠𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚.

                𝑀𝑐𝐺𝑒𝑒, 𝑎 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑒𝑟 𝑓𝑒𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑢𝑡𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝐹𝑙𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑎 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠. 𝐻𝑒 𝑓𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝐺𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑧’𝑠 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑖𝑚𝑠 “𝑓𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑒” 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑡𝑎𝑝𝑒𝑠 𝑏𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝐵𝐼. 𝑀𝑐𝐺𝑒𝑒’𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑐𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑟. 𝐺𝑎𝑒𝑡𝑧 ℎ𝑎𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝐵𝐼 𝑖𝑠 𝑦𝑒𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑢𝑒 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑜𝑛 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑢𝑡𝑜𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑣𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑒𝑥 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐻𝑒𝑟𝑒’𝑠 𝑤ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑀𝑐𝐺𝑒𝑒, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑏𝑒.

                This is much like the idiotic collusion delusion nonsense – except that now, there is no one one to investigate the misconduct of those in government.

                One of Trump’s major mistakes as president was not firing the entire political class in the Federal executive on day one.

                They are politically corrupt and massively abusive of power.

                And they are the lawless children running the country now.

                “𝐍𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥.”
                Yet, the states with the highest rates of gun ownership have the lowest rates of violent crime.

                You are incredibly disconnected from reality.

                “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝟖.”
                Because you say so ?

                Here is a massive amount of actual data destroying your idiotic claim.

                http://www.juliansimon.com/writings/Ultimate_Resource/

                “𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭.”
                Didn;t YOU just claim that deaths from mass murder were something like 145 so far this year ?

                3M people died last year – and despite that US life expectance rose by 0.8Y.
                Almost 4M people were born in 2020.
                Death and birth happen constantly – we were all born. We all ultimately die.

                Your odds of dying in a real mass shooting are less than being killed by lightning.
                Yet that you wish to fixate on ?

                As is typical – left wing nuts have absolutely no perspective.
                You amp up inconsequential problems and try to persuade people to take draconian steps to fail to impact an inconsequential matter.

                “𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐮𝐲 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫.”

                When you are paying for my writing, I will consider your complaints regarding style.

                𝐍𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                𝐈 𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫, 𝐚𝐦 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐲 𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                Please think before you post.

                It is not hard to be right 100% of the time on the internet.
                All it requires is checking your facts before posting them.

                Even the smallest self fact checking would have prevented you from making massive and stupid errors that wreck your credibility.

                I do not know you, your age, your experience, your education, your accomplishments.
                But I do know that your posts come off as the uniformed nonsense that a toddler would spout.

                𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭? 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡?

                𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐲𝐬𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.

                𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

                𝐔𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲, 𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐟 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐢𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐛𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮.

                𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮?

                1. ““𝐃𝐢𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝟕 𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞?”
                  Do I care ?

                  𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞. 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬.

                  𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐏𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧’𝐬 𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐢𝐦.”

                  Not that rot again.

                  Russia is neither an enemy or a friend. They are an independent nations with which we sometimes share interests and sometimes compete. We are not at war with them.

                  I could care less whether Russia is in the G7 or not.

                  As to The Trump russia delusion – that has been debunked – including the version you are selling.

                  Trump F;’d over Russia repeated as president – and he telegraphed as a candidate that is what he would do.

                  It is telling that you were idiot enough to buy this Trump Putin nonsense – as any halfway intelligent person understood from the start that Trump’s pOLICIES were not in Russia’s interests – EVER.

                  It is not Trump that was kissing Putin’s ass it was Obama – Did Trump foist the Uranium One deal on us ?
                  Did the Trump tower Moscow ever get built ?
                  Did Trump get a 500K Speaking fee from Russia ?
                  Did Trump get Millions including diamonds from Russian oligarchs ?
                  Did Trump Give the Ukrainians blankets to fight the Russians ? No Javelin missles.

                  Why do you left wing nuts all seem to share the same demented brain ?

                  When Trump bombed Syria – a Russian vasal, Russia sent a frigate to push arround the US destroyers. Trump told the destroyers to stand their ground.
                  The Russians backed off.
                  When US pilots were flying in Syria they were getting harrassed by Russians – Trump broadened the rules of engagement to allow shooting down Russian planes – Russia backed down.

                  Russian GDP averaged $2T under Obama, it was 1.6T under Trump.

                  You left wing nut idiots do not seem to grasp that releasing the “fracken” was the worst thing that could happen to Putin and the best for the US.

                  But then again – you do not live in the real world.

                2. Biden is taken seriously by people who matter ?

                  Would that be Xi ? Who pissed all over him in alaska ?

                  Would that be Putin who has been laughing at Biden from the start ?

                  Would that be Iran ?

                  Would that be the central american countries like Mexico that Biden pissed all over by opening the border and is has now come begging to in order to revert back to Trumps “wait in Mexico” policy ?

                  Who is it that matters that respects Biden ?

                  I doubt Merkel etc respect Biden either – they know a lawless election when they see one.

                  You do not understand how badly the games you played in 2020 have eroded the US image in the world.

                  The US stood for integrity and lawful elections. We were the light of the world. We pissed over other nations for rigged elections.
                  Now we have no credibility.

                  You can rant all you want “there is no fraud” and “courts courts courts” Every banana republic tin pot dictator does that.

                  Countries that can be trusted run elections according to the law.

                  No other nation in the world used mailin election in 2020.

                  No other nation in the world allows mailin elections EVER.

                  Until a year ago even democrats understood they were dangerous and rife with fraud.

                  And you think we are respected now ?

                  Of course you do. You have no grasp of reality – you bought the collusion delusion.
                  You bought that Hunter Bidens’ laptop was “russian disinformation”

                  You actually think Putin wants Trump as president.

                  You think that foreign nations meddled in our elections to favor Trump – you are an idiot.

                  Putin wants democrats. Xi wants democrats.

                  Neither respects democrats – that is why they want them.
                  They are WEAK. They are sock puppets.

                3. “𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐥𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡. 𝐒𝐞𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐬. 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲.

                  𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐖𝐈𝐈𝐈 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐢𝐫, 𝐢𝐟 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐜𝐲𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬.

                  𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐔𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐬!”

                  What kind of an idiot are you ?

                  Russia has more Nukes than the US, China has the third largest number of nukes.

                  Though I think they are wrong – US War games for the past decade have resulted in the US losing every effort to prevent China from taking Tiawan.

                  You say WWIII will be fought from the air. China does not need aircraft carriers to invade Tiawan. Any conflict the US has with China will be within a few hundred miles of mainland china. We will have carrier based aircraft fighting many many many times more land based aircraft.

                  While I think that US military experts overestimate the capability of the chinese. That is still no good reason to blunder into a hot war with china. There is not a good ending to that no matter what.

                  You do not seem to understand that Trump’s REAL strength accross the world kept us OUT of war.

                  It is highly likely that China, Russia, Iran, Afghanistan will Test Biden – because they see him as weak.

                  And Biden will have to thread the needle between weakness and starting a real war.

                  Trump managed that beautifully for 4 years.
                  The first president since Carter that did NOT start another conflict.

                  We will see how long Biden can manage that.

                  Regardless, idiot, the goal is NOT to start WWIII

                  It is to move the world towards US interests WITHOUT starting a war.

                4. “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.

                  𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐲-𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐬 “𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬.””

                  Nope, Jan 6. was NOT an insurection. If there is an actual insurrection from the right – you will not miss it.

                  And according to the DC medical examiners office only one person at the Capital died of other than Natural causes – Alishi Bennet – who was unarmed and murdered by a capital policeman.

                5. “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧’𝐭 𝐲𝐞𝐭 – 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 – 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐩𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧’𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐭.

                  𝐋𝐞𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐝.”

                  Yes, we all know – those of you on the left think it is absolutely criminal to use pepper spray on lefty rioters who throw rocks, commit arson, kill people, try to blind police.

                  But should anyone on the right chant things you do not like to congress – shoot them dead on the spot.

                  I would suggest that you think a bit.

                  The US was born from an insurrection against tyrants like you.

                  McVeigh used the lawless actions of the FBI at Ruby ridge – the murder of Randy Weavers family to justify, the OKC bombing.

                  And our demented president just appointed a Waco conspiracy theorist to head the ATF.

                  Do we need more Waco’s ?

                  You have spent the past 4 years ranting and raving about violent right wing extremist bogey men.

                  If you cry wolf often enough – the wolf may come.

                  In the past decade the only members of congress that have been shot – were on the right shot by lefties.
                  The only ones violently attacked – were on the right – attacked by lefties.

                6. “𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚? 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐯𝐮𝐥𝐠𝐚𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐀𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚?”

                  Yes, I think the demented clown we have as president has decreased trust in america.

                  As to Trump,

                  World leaders reached meaningful deals with him – that is what Trust actually means.

                  Whether it is the Abraham accords, or the containment of China, or the deals with central america that slowed illegal immigration to a trickle

                  These are real reflections of trust.

                  Biden canceled the remain in Mexico policy – leaving the mexicans swinging.
                  Now he is back begging.

                  Do you think world leaders – Friends or enemies are going to forget this ?

                7. “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐚𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩.

                  𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞.”

                  Correct – the infinite corruption of the bidens is not even close to the zero corruption of the Trump’s.

                  We have been through all of this – You have still not found an actual example of Trump or Trump family corruption.

                  There is no instance were Trump sold the power of the US government in return for personal profit for himself or his family.

                  If Trump or his family was on video schtupping a 14yr old – they would be in jail.
                  If Trump or his family was on video smoking crack – they would be in jail.
                  If Trump or his family lied on BATF forms – they would be in jail.

                  In fact if there was 1/10 the evidence of corruoption or criminality that exists with the Biden family – ANY republican would be in jail.

                  We listened to 4 years of crap from you about how criminal it was to “lie to the government” – even when there was no lie, or the issue was a misstatement of a tiny detail after weeks under the heat lamp.

                  But now it is OK for Hunter to lie to the BATF ? About Guns no less ?

                  Ben – you have no integrity and no credibility.
                  You are just a political shill.

                  And not even a good one.

                8. “𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐝𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰?
                  𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐢𝐞?
                  𝐃𝐨𝐞𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫.
                  𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞.”

                  Really ? How do I know ?

                  Because Trump and everyone associated with him have been investigated, by the CIA, FBI, DOJ, Mueller, the house, the senate just about every left wing AG in the country and every single media outlet in creation

                  And they have come up with Zip, Nada, Zilch.

                  There have been stories – and they fizzled.
                  Do you think that NYT or WaPo is protecting Trump ?

                  Even doing a half ass job the media has found tons of dirt on the Biden’s.

                  Think of how much they would find if they actually tried ?

                  Just to be clear – I do not give a shiff about Hunter Biden.

                  The problem is not Hunter, it is not the rest of Joe’s family – it is Joe.

                  Everything that has flowed to the rest of the family has come from Joe selling out his integrity and his office.
                  Did Joe personally profit – that is what Hunter says, but even if he did not, what he has done is WRONG.

                  When Joe found out that Hunter was involved with Burisma – he was required by federal ethics laws – and just plain ordinary ethics to recuse himself from issues involving ukraine. The same is true of China.

                9. “𝐖𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐱 𝐜𝐮𝐭𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐣𝐨𝐛𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐭𝐚𝐱?

                  𝐖𝐡𝐨’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐡𝐨?”

                  More idiocy. The correct corporate tax rate is ZERO.

                  Corporate taxes are paid for by Consumers and employees – not “the rich”.

                  Regardless, you are still buying the nonsense that tax rates and tax revenues are linearly related.

                  The Trump tax cuts brought in 300B in additional federal revenue.
                  The increased the income of american families by $4900.
                  The resulted in myriads of jobs.

                  What do you think the effect of reversing them will be.

                  If all the things that Joe is going to buy are actually necescary – why aren;t people buying them ?

                  I have no issues if you want solar pannels, windmills, and electric cars – go ahead buy them.

                  But do not raise taxes to force me to subsidize YOUR preferences.

                  As to actual infrastructure – We spent 330B on that under Obama – wreaked havoc on travel for a decade,
                  did more economic damage than good.
                  So you want to repeat that on steroids ?

                  The one thing Trump promised I am most happy that he did NOT do – was an infrastructure bill.

                  You compared Biden to FDR – Great – just what we need, another left wing nut destroying the economy.

                10. “𝐖𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭.
                  𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐉?”

                  The same DOJ that has been politically targeting those on the right the past 12 years.

                  There never was a Trump DOJ.

                  “𝐈 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐫𝐮𝐦𝐩 𝐧𝐨?”
                  Does that matter ? If DOJ attorney’s are blackmailing congressmen (or anyone) – send them to jail.

                  “𝐁𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐧’𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐎𝐉 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞.”
                  Of course he has.
                  Regardless, according to reporting the Blackmail occured a month ago.

                  “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐚𝐞𝐭𝐳 𝐢𝐬 𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐭𝐲 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐝.”
                  What kind of idiot are you ?
                  Blackmail is a crime – there is no “deserves to be blackmailed”.

                  As to Gaetz “guilt” – of What ?

                  “𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐞.”

                  No, He says he “meant” something different when he asked for money.
                  Regardless the Gaetz family has tapes.

                  “𝐒𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐆𝐚𝐞𝐭𝐳 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐱 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠.”
                  Again – the blackmail attempt was recorded’.

                11. “We all know that abiding by the law only applies to those on the right. Not democrats. Not their constituencies.

                  𝐎𝐡 𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭.””

                  If Alishi Bennet was black and the officer who shot her was white – the country would be burning to the ground right now.

                  We had a summer of riots arson and mayhem. Because a 6’6″ 300lb drug addict who was a heart attack waiting to happen, ingested 3-10 times the lethal dose of Fentanyl, trashed a police car, and because he died with the knee of a White 5-9 cop half his weight on his back – we are charging murder.

                  Justice died in the US – the left has killed it.

                  There is no blind justice anymore.

                  Hunter Biden – Rep. Gaetz,
                  Hunter Biden – Gen. Flynn.

                  It is Self evident from your remarks that you blindly decide outcomes based on politics not facts.

                  1. Her name is Ashli Babbitt. We still do not know the name of the officer who killed her. Med Examiner ruled her death a homicide. Beyond that, they are withholding all relevant information that should have been made public by now. For shame.

                    1. As with other claims by the left – the media has lied about her.

                      At one point it was claimed she had a gun – she did not.
                      As another that she was climbing through the window – she was not.
                      Or that there were congressmen in the hall when she was shot – there were not.

                      At the time the Ofc shot her, he had no reason to fear for his life, or the life of others.

                      The entire story about the Capital protest – including that told by House impeachment managers – was a big LIE.

                      The FBI recovered no firearms in the capital.

                      No shots were fired by protestors.
                      No one was killed by protestors.
                      The plasticuffs were found inside the capital, not brought in.
                      Most of those in the capital were let in by the police – they did not break in.
                      Though the claims this was an antifa false flag operation are nonsense – there was an antifa presence, and atleast one person arrested was antifa.

                      Some of the photos used – were actually from the Kavanaugh protests.

                      Claim after claim – down the toilet.

                12. With respect to your “cut and Paste” on Gaetz.

                  I do not know your source – except that it is the media, and very little is actually sourced.
                  So what in this spun story am I supposed to Trust ?

                  There is not a single quote from an actual person in your story – just Gaetz purportedly said this – and someone else purportedly says that.

                  I have Zero interests in what some reporter says someone else says.

                  Have you not learned from the Trump presidency that Reporters lie – especially when they tell you what someone said without quoting them.

            2. This April 9, 2021 at 12:41 PM comment by “Ben Marcus” looks an awful lot like a comment from “john Say.” It’s even using John’s “the left is Full of Schiff” quip.

              Hey John, are you sock puppeting?

              1. I do not know which comment you are talking about – But Ben has been cutting and pasting my comments – adding his own comments to them and then reposting them.

                His portion of the commnent is in bold.

                I am NOT Ben Marcus. We do NOT aggree on much.
                Bujt he is free to quote as much of my comments as he chooses.

        2. “Criticism of hunter biden may be fair game, but being disingenuous about Trump’s family’s own profiteering as “private” is pure hypocrisy.”

          I have no problems with going after the Trump family.

          I have major problems with YOUR hypocrisy.

          You were wrong about what you claimed were FACTS regarding the Trump family.
          You were also wrong in that even if those false claims of facts were true they would be comparable with the misconduct of the Biden family.

          If you are are going to engage in “whataboutism” You should find examples that do not make those on the left look even WORSE.

          In what world is offering hotels room to the secret service in a free market, comparable to selling the ability to get yout father the vice president to fire a foriegn prosecutor digging into your business ?

          I will be happy to join you in working towards reducing to the greatest extent possible the goods and services government buys.
          But ultimately government will receive some services from private actors.

          Even President George Washington sold land to the Federal Government.

          But it is entirely different when what is being sold IS the power of government.

        3. That is true to an extent. But….Trump’s family has profited immensely from Trump’s “public service” as president. They engaged in the type of nepotism that was very public.

          No, they didn’t. They didn’t benefit at all. Have you ever heard of opportunity cost?

  2. Most have lost the thread of relevance on this. Got lost in the “Hunter” train wreck you cant avert your eyes from

    The relevance to Biden’s “Gun Plan” is illuminated by Hunter (and others) that violate gun laws, but are not prosecuted when they break the law. Something like 65% of persons law enforcement arrest with gun law violations, are never prosecuted for breaking those laws.

    That is why the answer is….create more gun laws. That is exactly the intelligence of Democrats.

    1. There are too many people on the planet.

      This country – and the world – is overpopulated by a factor of 8.

      Nothing works. Laws can’t be enforced.

      So ease all gun laws and let everyone have a gat and they can all shoot each other and the smart people – the Democrats – shall inherit the earth.

      1. “So ease all gun laws and let everyone have a gat and they can all shoot each other and the smart people – the Democrats – shall inherit the earth.”

        Comments like this are why I’m so divided on the issue of abortion. If Democrats want to murder future Democrats, who am I to interfere?

      2. There are ?

        When I was in elementary school the Nun’s beat us to put nickles in milk carton’s for the starving children in Bangeledesch.
        Today no one on this planet starves because we can not produce enough food.
        All starvation is the consequence of failures of government – of wars and warloards.

        Today there is not a single place in the world – no matter how bad, that is not able to produce the food needed for all of its people – so long as there is peace.

        That is EVERYWHERE – even where conditions are abysmal.

        Today we feed more than twice as many people as we did in the 60’s – and we feed them twice as well and we do so using 50% LESS land for agriculture than in the 60’s.

        The global population will likely peak at 11B people.

        With current agricultural technology we can feed 50B people, using little more land than we use currently.

        In the US agricultural land is reducing, and its value is declining – yet production increases.

        Using technology that exists but is not in use – we could feed hundreds of billions of people.

        The planet is not even close to over populated.

        Historically more people has ALWAYS meant more prosperity.

      3. The victims (and perpitrators) of gun violence seem to be nearly entirely democrats or their constituencies.

        Nearly all gun violence occurs in Cities which are near universally run by democrats.

        What appears to be the case is that democrats are incapable of being trusted with the same freedoms that others can responsibly handle.

    2. Regardless, Red Flag laws are stupid – and we KNOW it.

      The easier we make it to take guns from people without meeting the high standards of a criminal conviction,
      the less likely it is that people who need help will get help.

      Paranoid schitzophrienics are extremely over respresented amoung mass shooters.

      Yet overall Paranoid Schitzophrenics have a rate of violent crime that is only about double that of the average.

      The rate of violence for paranoid schitzophrinics is about the same as that of blacks.

      If we are justified in barring paranoid schitzophrenics from owning guns based on higher rates of violence – then why can’t we bar blacks from owning guns ?

    3. Iowan2, the problem is gun laws are weak to begin with. Republicans have a habit of watering down gun laws over time to satisfy their base. It makes it easy for them to say “current gun laws just need to be enforced”, but the reality is those gun laws do not have the effect they claim, “if they were just enforced”.

      That’s why a majority of gun violations are “never prosecuted”. Because they are weak to begin with. It makes prosecution a waste of time or the rules are so narrow that they only apply to rare circumstances.

      1. “the problem is gun laws are weak to begin with.”
        Because you say so ?
        What is your actual evidence of that ?

        “Republicans have a habit of watering down gun laws over time to satisfy their base.”
        No!!!
        Republicans have a habit of OPPOSING stupid gun laws – because they are unconstitutional and do not work.

        “It makes it easy for them to say “current gun laws just need to be enforced”, but the reality is those gun laws do not have the effect they claim, “if they were just enforced”.”
        That is absolutely FALSE.

        As others have noted here – persons not to posess laws are NOT enforced 65% of the time.
        What are these laws ? These are the laws that say that if you are a convicted felon you may not poses a gun.

        Very few of us do not accept that we can restrict the rights of people who have been convicted of serious crimes.

        I do not have a problem saying that if you committ a violent crime you can not vote or own a gun.

        Aparently those on the left like YOU want violent felons to BOTH vote and have guns.

        Prosecution of those who ALREADY committed ONE violent crime for committing ANOTHER with a gun – should be a no brainer.

        I am not aware of ANY republic opposing that, ro trying to water it down.

        Yet, right now – as we speak, not only are democratic sanctums not enforcing those laws – but they are making policy anouncements to further reduce the enforcement of those laws.

        There is no mistake here. Biden and the lefts gun law goals have nothing to do with crime.
        The laws and regulations they are pushing are specifically to punish people who are NOT violent criminals.

        The lefts gun agenda is POLITICAL – it has nothing to do with violent crime.

        “Because they are weak to begin with. It makes prosecution a waste of time or the rules are so narrow that they only apply to rare circumstances.”

        Total NONSENSE.

        The purportedlhy “weak” laws that republicans support are trivial.

        If you are a convicted Felon, you may not possess a gun in the future.
        If you commit a crime using a gun – you will be punished more severely than a crime without a gun.

        These are not “weak” – they are pretty simple “common sense” laws.

        And they are trivial to enforce – if there is any will to enforce them.

        And it is inarguable that when they are enforced – violent crime declines.

        You think it is a “waste of time” to prosecute convicted criminals who commit NEW crimes using a gun ?

        And what is this “rare” nonsense ?

        The overwhelming majority of crimes committed with guns are committed by convicted criminals.

        My wife is a public defender – nearly every violent gun crime she deals with involves a “person not to possess” – someone who previously committed a violent crime and has lost their right to be in possession of a gun ever.

        These are not difficult cases to prosecute – they are trivial.
        A prior felony conviction is NOT something that is difficult to PROVE in court.
        Possession of a firearm is NOT something that is difficult to prove in court.

        In most cast it is MUCH EASIER to convict for the illegal gun possession felony – than the new crime.
        And for “persons not to possess” – it is NOT necescary to prove they committed a new crime – only that they possess a weapon and because of prior crimes they are no longer allowed to.

        I would further note that the entrire purpose of “red flag” laws and regulations is to increase the number of “persons not to possess”.

        Which is stupid if you are not going to prosecute people for illegally possessing a firearm.

        The PROBLEM with the new laws and regulations is that the bar people from possessing weapons WITHOUT the required due process of convicting them of a crime.

        Biden is correct – no rights are absolute. But he is INCORRECT that gun or other rights can be infringed on based on the wishes of those in power.

        Government infringement on rights REQUIRES justification. – all uses of force by government REQUIRE justification.

        Necescary in justification (but not sufficient) is PROVING that the benefit will be greater than the cost.

        YOU claim that existing gun laws – which are purportedly weak and therefore unenforced, require even more gun laws.

        But the very laws you are proposing – rely on the laws you claim are weak.

        Red Flag laws – expanding the number of “persons not to possess” is completely meaningless UNLESS we prosecute those not permitted to possess for possessing a gun.

        Why do you expect we will prosecute people who have been reported by their neighbors for aborent behavior without actually committing a crime, when we will not prosecute actual criminals who have already commited and been convicted of a crime and have the attention of law enforcement because they have committed another ?

        1. Yeah who needs gun laws. There’s only been 126 amss shootings with 148 dead and 485 injured since January.

          That’s nothing

          If idiots own guns maybe they will only shoot other idiots.

          And I don’t think Biden wants to restrict non-criminals from owning guns, he just wants proper registration is all.

          1. “Yeah who needs gun laws. There’s only been 126 amss shootings with 148 dead and 485 injured since January.”

            Really ? Wikipedia – using the Wapo MJ database lists only 6 shootings involving more than 4 dead since Jan 1.

            Though I find it odd that the left does not count the “mass shootings” that are basicallly gang warfare in democrat run cities.

            Even using your expansive list – which includes numers incidents were no one was killed or injured
            155 people have been murdered in Chicago since January. That is not the US, that is not Illinois – that is one City – run by democrats with the strictest gun control laws in the country.
            Throughout the US – since the violent riots of the summer and the defund the police nonsense – violent crime has spiked in all the cities run by democrats. Various violent crimes have risen between 50% and 300% depending on the city.

            You are worried by an artifical and stupid measure of mass killings – yet the acutal epidemic of violent crime in the US is of your own making. and dwarfs the nonsense you are ranting about.

            You keep threatening to send people to Iowa to live – I am perfectly happy where I am – which is alot like Iowa, and very safe so long as I stay out of the nearby cigty run by democrats – which is still pretty safe compared to big cities in blue states.

            Why don;’t we send you to what should be your utopia – the parts of chicago were people are being murdered by the gross – with some of the strictest gun laws in the country.

            “if idiots own guns maybe they will only shoot other idiots.”
            There are more than 350M guns in the US. There are more than 12M AR-15’s,
            About 1/2 of the country owns guns.
            Yet gun owners commit a negiligable part of violent crimes in the US.

            The left claims that the insurgents at the capital on Jan 6. were armed – yet the only person shot – was murdered by the capital police.
            Todate there is no evidence of gun violence by any of the capital protestors. That is NONE, ZIP. NADA.
            Yet many of the BLM “protestors” were actually violent – often with GUNS.
            At a brief protest at the capital DC police MURDERED one protestor.
            All summer there was not a single police shooting of a single BLM protestor – despite arson, looting, and $2B in violence.

            The evidence is that those who have guns in the US are disproportionately NOT idiots. While those that want to ban guns are disproportionately idiots.

            You have made inumerable stupid arguments about guns.
            You are clearly completely clueless. You have no idea what actual gun laws are.
            You have no idea what the actual nature of gun crime is.

            Yet, you are ready to jump onto stupid ideas that were long ago disproven.

            Biden has an excuse – he has dimentia. What is your excuse ?

            “And I don’t think Biden wants to restrict non-criminals from owning guns, he just wants proper registration is all.”

            Why ? If you are a criminal – you already can not own a gun. All the left needs to radically reduce all crime is to enforce the actual criminal laws we already have – that includes those barring felons from possessing firearms. Laws that are not enforced 65% of the time.
            Laws that are easy to enforce.

            There are almost no actual gun owners that are criminals. There are plenty of actual criminals that illegally possess guns.
            Criminals are not going to register their guns. People who are not criminals should not have to kowtow to the idiotic ideas of leftists like you who can not be bothered to know the facts.

            Todate there have been ZERO gun crimes in the US committed using so called “ghost guns”.
            There is no justification based on crime for regulating them.

            Only a miniscule portion of crimes are committed with long guns – that is all rifles shotguns of all kinds. They are not particularly suited for crimes. Even most “mass shootings” do not involve long guns. Though Semi-automatics are disproportionately represented – not because they are effective – but because to the psychopaths that committ real mass shootings – they are “cool”. Serious criminals do not use them because they are ineffective for most criminal uses.

            The vast majority of gun crimes – close to 99% are committed with hand guns – a large percent with revolvers. Must with cheap junk guns nothing that any serious gun owner would mess with.

            The gun laws you propose will have no effect beyond making criminals of people who are NOT criminals.

            And that is your purpose.

                1. “bloviating nutter.”

                  Exquisite use of the English language.

                  I think he’s either old and/or bipolar so I shouldn’t rag on him too much.

                  Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who are that daft who can’t blame age or mental illness and that’s what scares me.

                  1. You still seem to think that defamation is a substitute for facts, logic reason.

                    What scares me is how completely clueless you are.

                    We know why crime – all crime, violent crime, gun crime is up right now.
                    It is not a secret – it was obvious when violent crimes spike concurrently with policing policy changes.

                    We know why the mess is occurring at the southern border right now. It is a direct consequence of the policies and messaging of the current administration.

                    Neither of these are difficult.

                    But you are unable to see the costs of your own policies.

                    So why are you credible – about anything ?

                    When you insult me – or anyone else. When you say anything – why are you to be beleived ?

                2. You are still pushing an argument that you have LOST easily because you can not READ.

                  Please read the comment of mine you cited.

                  Actually READ it.
                  Then go back and look at your table.

                  Oh, and it should be obvious from the Ben Quote that you have a serious problems.

                  126 Mass shootings, with 148 dead is 1.17 deaths per incident.

                  In other words it is OBVIOUS that Wikipedia is providing a table that is little more than gun crimes in 2021.

                  No one disputes that Gun crimes are up in 2021.

                  ALL Crimes are up.

                  Nor is there much dispute regarding WHY all crimes are up.

                  Crime rates jumped 50-250% when the anti=police riots started last summer and when democrat run cities accross the country ceased enforcing the law.

                  There is little doubt what needs to be done to bring crime rates back down – return to the policing that worked for the past 40 years.

                  If you wish to discuss how to have low crime AND improve the relationship between the police and the communities they serve – I am open to discussion.

                  But I expect that discussion to be rational. I expect that you will consider the cost of the choices you propose.

                  You chose to make changes to policing in major cities. Those choices resulted in a spike in crime. If you are willing to pay that price – and most people are not, that is OK. But quit pretending that one of the most obvious cause and effect relationships we have gotten to see ever – isn’t.

                  We have the same thing with illegal immigration.
                  You can decide not to have a wall. You can decide not to enforce immigration law, you can decide not to deport unaccompanied minors.
                  But whether you accept it or not – those choices have consequences – and we are seeing those consequences right now.
                  Your policy choices foreseably produced the mess we have now.

                  Atccept responsibility for the costs of your own choices.

              1. “Why do I bother?”

                Because you can not read.

                The link you are using is MY SOURCE.

                COUNT the number of SINGLE INCIDENTS in this table that I USED, and YOU have linked,
                WHERE More than 4 people DIED ?

                I would further suggest actually looking at the incidents in the table – not just counting rows in the table.

                These are gas station robberies gun bad, or other ORDINARY CRIMES.

                We all know that violent crime has psiked in the past year – BECAUSE YOU have hamstrung the police.

                For three decades we have been debating the cause of the unprecidented decline in violent crime since the 80’s.
                There are many competing claims regarding the cause of that decline,
                higher incarceration rates, longer sentences, more abortions, ….
                Some claims rest on policies the left encouraged.
                Some the right.

                But YOU chose this summer – through today – to conduct an essentially controlled experiment.

                You changes ONE thing – policing, and crime spiked from 50%-200% depending on the city.

                It is now inarguable that the decline in crime over the past 4 decades and the spike in crime over the past year is the direct consequence of POLICING. Specifically the policing that you claim is RACIST.

              2. Have I claimed that gun violence has not increased in 2021 ? Dramatically ?

                Absolutely not.

                Long before you were making stupid claims about mass shootings.

                I as well as many conservatives and libertarians and others able to track statistics were screaming that the consequences of YOUR riots this summer and YOUR policy changes were driving an increase – not just in gun crimes – but in ALL crimes – especially VIOLENT crimes.

                The number of guns in the US did not double since June 2020.
                But in city after city across the US starting in June 2020 and contining through today – crime and particularly violent crime has skyrocketed.

                Car Jackings, Rapes, Burglaries, and yes even gun crimes have shot up anywhere from 50% to 250% depending on the crime and the city.

                Gun ownership did not shoot up 50-250%.

                The only thing that changes was that the left neutered the police.

                And just to be clear – this is not an artifact of the violent protests.
                As YOU are noting – RIGHT NOW violent crime – ALL VIOLENT CRIME, remains much higher than a year ago.
                Yet the protests are over – for the moment.

                The spike in violent crime is NOT driven by guns – that has always been a ludicrously stupid argument of the left.
                Guns do not kill people – people kill people.
                Even the simplist enderstanding of History would make that clear to you.

                There is no 2021 spike SPECIFICALLY in mass shootings,
                Nor SPECIFICALLY in Gun crimes.

                There is spike in violent crime that started in June of 2020.

                If you wish to join those of us who have been speaking out about this problem since Summer of 2020.

                If you wish to try to do something about the REAL and incontrovertable cause – then I welcome you.

                But you want to rant about silliness, pretending that guns have anything to do with this.

                Open your eyes – look at the real world.

                YOUR OWN DATA,

                Does not support the conclusions you are drawing.

            1. If any of the Capitol rioters had been dumb enough to pull a gun, they would have been mowed down from several angles.

              If the Capitol rioters got within harm’s way of Pelosi or Pence, the Secret Service/Capitol Police would have warned them, then shot them.

              I think the Secret Service/Capitol Police showed a lot of restraint in not blasting the mullet-heads.

              The one woman who did get shot? Well she shouldn’t have been trying to break into a Federal building like a zombie.

              Those people ARE going to jail though.

              Some for a long time, and that’s maybe even better than shooting them.

              1. “If any of the Capitol rioters had been dumb enough to pull a gun, they would have been mowed down from several angles.”

                There were several armed protests in state capitals in the US in May.
                None of these were violent. No one was killed. No one was hurt.

                “If the Capitol rioters got within harm’s way of Pelosi or Pence, the Secret Service/Capitol Police would have warned them, then shot them.”

                We saw with the murder of Ashli Bennet what YOU would do.

                Federal law prohibits the use of deadly force by a federal officer EXCEPT, where there is an immediate threat of death or serious bodily injury to oneself or another. That was not the case with Ashli Bennet – she was murdered.

                And YOUR claim of what the SS might have done is ADVOCATING murder.

                The SS is obligated to keep the VP and Speaker of the house safe – they are NOT free to murder people.
                They are not their to protect them from an irrate electorate. They have no political role at all.

                Regardless, it is self evident that whether YOU beleive what you are saying Democrats – rightfully do not.

                Post Jan. 6th they started a political purge of the national guard. Clearly they do not trust the national guard.

                Probably because it is NOT the job of the capital police, the national Guard or the US army to protect the power of entrenched politicians.
                It is their duty to uphold the constitution.

                The right to bear arms is in the constitution.
                The right to assembly is in the constitution.
                The right to petition government is in the constitution.
                The constitution also give congress the the power to accept or reject the election results certified by the states.
                The congressional certification of the election results is NOT pro forma. On several instances in the past Congress has refused to certify an election.
                I beleive that has died now – but for a long time democrats were looking to have the house atler the results of two very close house elections. This is OBVIOUSLY within the power of congress.

                It is perfectly legitimate for armed protestors, to assemble and petition government and to demand that they refuse to certify an election until an audit has been performed.

                Are you prepared to bet that the national guard or capital police or secret service are going to prevent protestors from doing so by force,

                Pelosi and Biden are not.

              2. “I think the Secret Service/Capitol Police showed a lot of restraint in not blasting the mullet-heads.”

                No, Most of them merely followed the law.

                “The one woman who did get shot? Well she shouldn’t have been trying to break into a Federal building like a zombie.”

                Look at the video – no zombies at all.

                And if you had been paying attention you would already know that Government can not thwart peoples excercise of their constitutional rights to assemble, bear arms, and petition government, by locking the doors to congress.

                Our leaders are answerable to the people. It was unconstitutional for Pelosi to lock them out.

                No one locked the Kavanaugh protestors out.

                I would further note that apparently a large portion of capital police understood this.
                The overwhelming majority of protestors did not “breakin” to the capital.
                They walked in through doors opened by the capital police.

                “Those people ARE going to jail though.”
                Some will. Those who actually committed crimes should be prosecuted – exactly as the BLM rioters were this summer, or the Portland rioters, or the Kavanaugh protestors.

                OOPS – almost none of those went to jail.
                About 200 Kavanaugh protestors were arrested – but all charges were dropped.
                The same has been true for most rioters this summer.

                The Jan 6th protestors are entitled to exactly the same justice as those doing the same thing this summer.

                We have ONE system of laws – for republicans and democrats alike.

                That is what the rule of law looks like.

                But those of you on the left do not grasp that.

                We have watched as the Capital wrapped itself in barbed wire for the past 3 months.

                We have listened as democrats, and the left whine terrified that something worse than Jan 6th is coming.

                If you continue to impose your will on people by force.
                If you continue to ignore the rule of law
                If you continue to pretend that you have the consent of the people from a lawless election,

                Then you will soon enough face much worse than Jan 6.

                The first test is the extent to which the left continues to thwart the scrutiny that the 2020 election is slowly being subject to.
                The next test is the extent to which you interfere with efforts to ensure that the 2022 election is conducted lawfully.
                The final test is whether the 2022 election is actually conducted lawfully.

                If that does not occur – the odds of a real insurrection are much greater.

                You can hope that the capital police, the secret service, the national guard, and the army will defend you.
                Maybe they will. But that is not their legitimate job – and maybe they wont.

      2. Please gain some real world familiarity with existing gun laws, and existing violent crime statistics.

        You are completely clueless.

        Though that should not be surprising – as our president is atleast as completely clueless.

        Biden’s recent EO’s will nopt likely survive constitutional challenges – but even if they did, they will have no effect at all.

        We KNOW this.

        We KNOW exactly who commits the vast majority of violent crimes – including violent crimes with guns.

        We know what weapons they use.

        Nothing you, the left, democrats of the faux president are pushing have anything to do with actual violent crime.

        This new nonsense is an effort to increasing criminalize LAW ABIDING CONDUCT.

        It is based on the lefts FEARS, not on reality.

        And a part of what the left FEARS – quite evident from the Capital uprising. Is a PISSED and ARMED citizenry.

        It is RIGHT AND GOOD that our government SHOULD FEAR the people.

        1. Are the gun laws designed to combat violent crimes, or mass murders?

          Or are mass murders considered violent crimes? Or something else.

          And it’s not based on the lefts fears, it’s based on numbers like this:

          https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/

          It’s probably way too late to try to control the ownership and flow of guns in America, but responsible registration isn’t all that far out, is it?

          Another intractable problem, like illegal immigration etc.

          Again: Too many people.

          1. While your data is obviously twisted.

            The average number of REAL mass murders per years is about 20 and that has been consistent for decades.

            Use the same standards that were used for the past today and you will get the same results.

            Regardless there is a spike in violent crime that started with the BLM riots this summer and has continued to the present,

            It is not a spike in gun crime, it is a spike in ALL crime. Property crime, violent crime, rape, crime with guns, crime without guns.

            It appears to be entirely confined to large democratically run cities, and it is worse in the places where there were large scale BLM protests. It is worse in places were the police have been defunded or policing policies have been weakened.

            And it is entirely predictable.

            “Are the gun laws designed to combat violent crimes, or mass murders?
            Or are mass murders considered violent crimes? Or something else.
            And it’s not based on the lefts fears, it’s based on numbers like this:”

            Or just you are spraying idiotic nonsense using cherry picked and twisted statistics that look at a tiny portion of the picture.

            We are in the midst of a DEMOCRAT CAUSED spike in crime. ALL Crime.
            Fixing it is EASY – just end the stupidity that caused it.

            There is no change in any laws needed. Just reverting back to the law enforcement priorities that existed in 2019.

            We can debate an assortment of problems with our policing.

            But there is no debate that demoralizing the police and restricting their ability to enforce the law has not merely resulted in dramatic increases in crime. It has resulted in far more deaths of black males at the hands of other black males.
            It has resulted in far more deaths of black children.

            There is no secret to what has happened.
            There is no secret as to why.

            Gun laws did not change in the past 9 months.
            But policing policies did.

            “It’s probably way too late to try to control the ownership and flow of guns in America,”
            Of course it is.

            “but responsible registration isn’t all that far out, is it?”
            You keep making assertions without evidence.

            Even left wing nut politifact found that nearly all violent gun crimes are committed by people who already have felony convictions and are already barred by law from owning guns.

            Must of the remained are committed by juveniles who also have records of vuiolence.
            https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2018/mar/12/john-faso/do-illegal-gun-owners-commit-most-gun-crime-rep-fa/

            “Another intractable problem, like illegal immigration etc.

            Again: Too many people.”

            None of these problems are “intractable”

            There are not “too many people” – that is just left wing nut idiocy.

            Please go read
            https://www.amazon.com/Population-Bomb-Paul-R-Ehrlich/dp/1568495870
            And find a single prediction from 55 years ago that was correct.

            This is just nonsense.

            Illegal immigration is simple – nearly all of it is through a porous southern border.
            That can be sealed – atleast suffient to reduce it to a trickle.

            We can then debate how much legal immigration to allow.

            I would be perfectly happy to get government out of legal immigration.
            Allow anyone anywhere in the world who wishes to come to the US to do so – provided they have a sponsor who takes full responsibility for them for atleast 5 years. Individuals, churches, civic groups, companies – anyone can sponsor whatever immigrants they wish.

            Sponsor them from white countries, sponsor them from asian countries, sponsor them from $hithole countries.

            Sponsor 1M/year or 10M/year
            But government need not make the decision who can come here and who can not.

            Nor do we have to follow my advice.
            We can as a nation decide to have fewer legal immigrants or more – that is what we have a congress for.

            The only “intractable” part of immigration is the desire of the left to inflict immigration chaos on all of us without actually legislating it.

            1. While your data is obviously twisted.

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              𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬.

              𝐡𝐭𝐭𝐩𝐬://𝐞𝐧.𝐰𝐢𝐤𝐢𝐩𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚.𝐨𝐫𝐠/𝐰𝐢𝐤𝐢/𝐌𝐚𝐬𝐬_𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬_𝐢𝐧_𝐭𝐡𝐞_𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝_𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬

              𝐋a𝐬 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐬 = 𝟓𝟖. 𝐎𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐨 = 𝟒𝟗. 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐨𝐤 = 𝟐𝟕.

              𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐬 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐜𝐫𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞.

              𝟓𝟖 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬.

              𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐠𝐮𝐲.

              The average number of REAL mass murders per years is about 20 and that has been consistent for decades.

              𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬. 𝐍𝐨 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥.

              Use the same standards that were used for the past today and you will get the same results.

              𝐘𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬.

              𝐍𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦.

              Regardless there is a spike in violent crime that started with the BLM riots this summer and has continued to the present,

              𝐎𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐋𝐌 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬?

              𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝟐𝟏?

              𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞?

              It is not a spike in gun crime, it is a spike in ALL crime. Property crime, violent crime, rape, crime with guns, crime without guns.

              𝐘𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭.

              𝐁𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬.

              𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐜𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐋𝐌/𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐲𝐬/𝐐𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐧.

              𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬.

              𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬.

              𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

              It appears to be entirely confined to large democratically run cities, and it is worse in the places where there were large scale BLM protests. It is worse in places were the police have been defunded or policing policies have been weakened.

              And it is entirely predictable.

              “Are the gun laws designed to combat violent crimes, or mass murders?
              Or are mass murders considered violent crimes? Or something else.
              And it’s not based on the lefts fears, it’s based on numbers like this:”

              Or just you are spraying idiotic nonsense using cherry picked and twisted statistics that look at a tiny portion of the picture.

              We are in the midst of a DEMOCRAT CAUSED spike in crime. ALL Crime.
              Fixing it is EASY – just end the stupidity that caused it.

              𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

              𝐖𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

              𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐋𝐌 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐲𝐬. 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫.

              There is no change in any laws needed. Just reverting back to the law enforcement priorities that existed in 2019.

              𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐒𝐎𝐌𝐄𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐄𝐋𝐒𝐄 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄?

              𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐆𝐔𝐘 𝐈𝐒 𝐁𝐔𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐌𝐄 𝐎𝐔𝐓.

              𝐋𝐈𝐊𝐄 𝐏𝐔𝐓𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐀 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐓𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐀 𝐑𝐀𝐊𝐄.

              We can debate an assortment of problems with our policing.

              But there is no debate that demoralizing the police and restricting their ability to enforce the law has not merely resulted in dramatic increases in crime. It has resulted in far more deaths of black males at the hands of other black males.
              It has resulted in far more deaths of black children.

              There is no secret to what has happened.
              There is no secret as to why.

              Gun laws did not change in the past 9 months.
              But policing policies did.

              “It’s probably way too late to try to control the ownership and flow of guns in America,”
              Of course it is.

              “but responsible registration isn’t all that far out, is it?”
              You keep making assertions without evidence.

              Even left wing nut politifact found that nearly all violent gun crimes are committed by people who already have felony convictions and are already barred by law from owning guns.

              Must of the remained are committed by juveniles who also have records of vuiolence.
              https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2018/mar/12/john-faso/do-illegal-gun-owners-commit-most-gun-crime-rep-fa/

              “Another intractable problem, like illegal immigration etc.

              Again: Too many people.”

              None of these problems are “intractable”

              There are not “too many people” – that is just left wing nut idiocy.

              Please go read

              And find a single prediction from 55 years ago that was correct.

              This is just nonsense.

              Illegal immigration is simple – nearly all of it is through a porous southern border.
              That can be sealed – atleast suffient to reduce it to a trickle.

              We can then debate how much legal immigration to allow.

              I would be perfectly happy to get government out of legal immigration.
              Allow anyone anywhere in the world who wishes to come to the US to do so – provided they have a sponsor who takes full responsibility for them for atleast 5 years. Individuals, churches, civic groups, companies – anyone can sponsor whatever immigrants they wish.

              Sponsor them from white countries, sponsor them from asian countries, sponsor them from $hithole countries.

              Sponsor 1M/year or 10M/year
              But government need not make the decision who can come here and who can not.

              Nor do we have to follow my advice.
              We can as a nation decide to have fewer legal immigrants or more – that is what we have a congress for.

              The only “intractable” part of immigration is the desire of the left to inflict immigration chaos on all of us without actually legislating it.

              𝐀𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐈 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 “𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.”

              1. “𝐋a𝐬 𝐕𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐬 = 𝟓𝟖. 𝐎𝐫𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐨 = 𝟒𝟗. 𝐒𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐨𝐤 = 𝟐𝟕.”
                Las Vegas 2017, no motive.
                Orlando 2016, Either sex or religion driven.
                Sandy Hook 2012 – typical paranoid schitz .

                “𝟓𝟖 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐜 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬.
                𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐤𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭, 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐠𝐮𝐲.”

                Waco – 76 dead – many of them children as a result of an unnecescary and unwarranted botched ATF raid.
                The dead likely killed by fires started by the FBI use of CS teargas in destroying the compound.

                If you’re OK with that, your probably like the ATF and FBI.

                “𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐡 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝟐𝟎 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫. 𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐥𝐮𝐬. 𝐍𝐨 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥.”
                About that number of people are killed by lightning each year,
                About that number of people are killed in chicago on a typical memorial day weekend.
                About that number of children drown a week.
                About that number of Chidren die from poisoning a week.
                About 10 times that number die of cancer each day.

                3M people die each year in the US. Mass shootings are not a consequential issue.

                3300 people died in the WTC – the people who committed that mass murder used box cutters.
                No big deal.

              2. “𝐘𝐞𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐮𝐧𝐬 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐳𝐞𝐧𝐬.

                𝐍𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦.”

                Been through this already with you.

                the most common mental disorder resulting in violent criminal behavior and particularly mass killing is paranoid schitzophrenia.

                Yet the vast majority of paraoid schitzophrenics are functional. The overall rate of violent crime for Pparanoid schitz’s is double that of the rest of the population.

                The violence rate for paraniod schitzo phrenics is the same as the violence rate for blacks.

                If you are going to red flag paranoid schitzophrenics – are you going to “red flag” blacks ?

                There are 325,0000 schitzophrenics in California alone. About half of those are black.

                Regardless, a right is not something you “allow” people to have.

                It is something they have.

                People are not allowed to have guns – they do not need your permission, it is their right.

                You completely elide the problem of who decides.

                About 30% of the prison population is sociopaths – it is only about 3 % of the whole population – so sociopaths are 10 times more likely to be criminals that the rest of us. Yet again – most sociopaths are not criminals. Most are functioning and contributing members of society.
                Are we going to “red flag” sociopaths ?

                Statistically criminal sociopaths are about 98% likely to reoffent within 3 years of being released.
                Yet sociopaths are MORE likely than most inmates to get a good recomendation from prison psychiatrists.

                So if pyschiatrists can not effectively identify who is safe and who is not – why should anyone get to decide ?

                The big point here is that you are pretty litterally trying to impliment the plot of the minority report and the bureau of “precrime”.

                You may not constitutionally infringe on a right because of your GUESS as to who will be dangerous and who will not.

                Even if we were actually good at that guess – and we are really really poor – the experts are really really poor,
                You can not do that.

                We take rights away from criminals – AFTER they receive full due process. AFTER we prove beyond a reasonable doubt they are criminals.

              3. After you have a long track record of enforcing the laws barring felons from posessing firearms

                If we still have a serious problem with violent crime – then we can discuss other measures.

                But you wish to ignore an existing red flag law – that is both effective and constitutional when implimented
                and substitute one that is neither.

                If you want credibilty – start by enforcing existing laws that are both constitutional and effective.

              4. “𝐎𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐋𝐌 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬?
                𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐀𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚 𝟐𝟏?
                𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞?”

                Are you serious ? There is no rational way to make sense out of this as an argument.
                It does not matter whether you really mean what you are saying – or you are joking or just bear baiting.

                This summer we had riots that resulted in a low estimate of about 25 dead, and highs in the hundreds depending on how you measure.
                These resulted in a low estimate of $2B in property damage and a high of $10B.

                It also resulted in changes in policing policies accross the country, and that resulted in a spike in crime of between 50 and 300% depending on the city.

                If you want to look into the role of Soros and Gates – that is your business.
                Certainly Antifa made all of this worse – and that is worth looking into.

                As to the deep state – I thought they were too busy foisting Qanon onto the unwitting right.

                We can play conspiracy games all you want.
                Explore, investigate, whatever.

                But the riots were inarguably real., The policy changes were inarguably real, and the spike in violence was unarguably real.

                Further the single most important policing policy that was changed – was specifically seeking out felons with guns.

                When you have restored effective policing that unarguably saved thousands of lives and even more from victimization each year.
                Then we can discuss what we MIGHT do next.

                But you can not expect anyone to take you seriously, when you are not interested in doing what we KNOW works.

              5. “𝐘𝐞𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐩𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐜𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥, 𝐬𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭.”
                Nope.

                There are twice as many people in the US as there were in 1965. They are on average 2.5 times as well off as they were in 1965.
                They have more “$hit”.

                I own two small apartment buildings and rent to poor working class people – they are much better off than my purportedly upper middle class parents were when I was a child. I also do Bank inspections of multifamily apartment buildings – I inspect the apartments of the wealthy, and those of the very poor. Most of these are much better than the first apartment I had back in 1977.

                There is an enormous amount of data that shows unarguably that the population of the world has doubled – and the standard of living has doubled. Accross the world – conditions for the poorest people have improved the fastest.

                Beyond that if you were born in the US – you won the lottery of life. Even if you are in the bottom quintile – you are still the top 1% of the world – why do you think millions throughout the world would come here if they could.

                Can you get any facts right ?

                “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐜𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐁𝐋𝐌/𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐲𝐬/𝐐𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐧.”
                Nope and irrelevant.

                Proud boys does not start riots. They beat up people who start riots.
                It is not the same.

                As for Qanon – you know that most on the right are unfamiliar with Qanon, but the majority on the left are.

                Regardless, you can add up all the KKK members and real white supremacists in the country and not get the membership of the Portland Antifa.

                Have you actually met someone who follows Qanon ? I haven’t.

                Even tinfoil hat Alex Jones is not tied to Qanon.

                Are the proud boys worth looking into ? All 15 of them ?

                Are there some right wing nuts in the world – certainly.
                But it is self evidently the LEFT that has gone bat$hit crazy.

                When Alex Jones is more credible than pretty much the entire mainstream media – the problem is not on the right.
                It is on the left.

                “𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐬.
                𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐲’𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬.
                𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.”

                And yet rioting did accomplish many things.
                It changed policing policies accross the country,
                and it terrified our courts into puting blinders on to lawlessness during the 2020 election.

                Do you think if a single judge had allowed discovery into the 2020 election – that there would not be rioting on the streets by the same people who burned the country down over the summer ?

              6. “𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.”

                No just for the conditions in the cities that they run. Just for the consequences of their policies.

                “𝐖𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐲𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐑𝐞𝐩𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐭’𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐥𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.”

                Was it republicans rioting all summer ? Was it republicans running the cities that the purportedly racist policing is occuring in ?

                In fact every single problem that democrats seem to want to fix – is a problem that is primarily in democratic run cities.

                Go for it – fix the mess you have made of the cities you live in. But don;’t make everyone else pay to clean up your messes.

                “𝐈𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐋𝐌 𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐲𝐬. 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫.”

                Do you think that just spraying nonsense and hoping something will stick is an argument ?

                The capital protests were the consequences of a lawless election and the failure of the courts to do their jobs.
                Read the declaration of independence – when government loses the trust of the people they are free to alter or abolish it.

                No one would have bashed in windows and doors – had they been open – as they were for Kavanaugh protestors. As they are required to be in legitimate government.
                The only person shot – was a protestor – murdered by police.

                If protestors wanted to occupy the capital – for a month – that is fine. Left wing nut protestors occupied the capital of wisconsin for a month in 2012. You are constantly trying to apply different standards for the left and right.

                Antifa openly wants to overthrow the government of the united states, they are openly violent anarchists.

                I do not need to defend the Proud Boys to be able to assert – whatever their flaws – they are NOT particularly dangerous – Antifa is.
                The BLM protests were inarguably the most violent political protests that the US has had in a century. While we have had worse Riots – those were disorganized riots, BLM ran protests – an alot of them were violent.

              7. “𝐂𝐀𝐍 𝐒𝐎𝐌𝐄𝐎𝐍𝐄 𝐄𝐋𝐒𝐄 𝐓𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐎𝐕𝐄𝐑 𝐇𝐄𝐑𝐄?

                𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐆𝐔𝐘 𝐈𝐒 𝐁𝐔𝐑𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐌𝐄 𝐎𝐔𝐓.

                𝐋𝐈𝐊𝐄 𝐏𝐔𝐓𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐀 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐓𝐅𝐈𝐑𝐄 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐀 𝐑𝐀𝐊𝐄.”

                You are in trouble – because you do not know the facts.

                And you keep spouting easily disproven nonsense.

                Just check your facts before you post and I will have nothing to respond to.

              8. “𝐀𝐭 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐈 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 “𝐛𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠.””
                Nope. You do not even know that.
                You keep misapplying it.

  3. Making dat Fox money rain! Take the news of the day and link it to Hunter B, then print the maga bucks!

    Professor Turley seems like a completely different person from just 4 years ago.

  4. Regulate gun purchases/ownership like cars: require licensing, registration, and insurance.

        1. Murder and suicide are all the rage these days.

          Humans are just a blood-thirsty, sex-crazed, war-loving, hierarchical, higher-primate species anyway.

          We just can’t shake that monkey brain.

      1. There is in my state (insurance required no matter where, license and registration required for public or publicly-used property).

        1. The licensing, registration, and insurance is not required to buy a vehicle, it is a requirement if you want to use government roads.

          That makes it a terrible analogy to guns

          1. Iowan2, some states require you have insurance before you can purchase a vehicle. Especially if you’re taking out a car loan. You need a license to drive it off the lot. And you need to register it to pay property taxes.

            1. So one set of bad laws justifies another ?

              If you are taking out a loan – those lending you money get to decide the terms under which they will loan you money.

              Why do you presume that every activity requires government to stick its nose in ?

              You can buy tomatoes at the store without consequential government involvement.
              You should be able to grow tomatoes at home without any government interferance.

              You are free to construct your own gun at home if you wish.

              Todate no guns constructed privately have been used in any crimes.

            2. What is crystal clear from the left’s proposed gun laws – is that they have nothing at all to do with reducing crime.

              They are entirely targeted at gun owners that have been todate entirely legal and have nothing at all to do with violent crime.

              What is clear is that the left is AFRAID of the people that own guns.

              The capital protests terrified democrats and the left – not because they WERE an insurection – but because it became crystal clear that an actual armed insurection and restoration of constitutional government was not merely possible but EASY.

              Now you are terrified.

              What would happen if through force of arms if necescary the right re-imposed constitutional limited government ?

              That would disempower those on the left. It would end their government sinecures.

              Can you name a reason that we need the FBI at all ? The ATF ? The department of Education ? Agriculture ? Energy ?

              What would happen if Government go out of our ordinary lives. If if focused solely on REAL crimes, The REAL roles of government – which require minimal government an minimal taxes.

              What would happen if most of our tax burden was gone and we could keep most of what we earned ?

              What would happen if big business was answerable to people – not government ?

              What would happen if those in govenrment could not profit by renting the power of government ?

              Biden’s “infrastructure” plan is just the idiotic green new deal under a new name.

              Why should businesses be competing for government subsidies ?

              Haven’t we seen how badly that plays out with Solyandra ?

              If you want wind mills or solar pannels – buy them – without subsidy from the government. No one is or should stop you.

              But government should not be deciding whether you should have solar panels or wind mills, or whether you should have an electric car or a gas one.

              Our choices should be made by EACH of us individually – with regard to our INDIVIDUAL wants and needs.
              Not what some idiots in Washington determine.

              We have just had a year long lesson in the stupidity of government “experts”.

              It was evident from the start that government was incapable of handling Covid.

              Absolutely nothing has happened in the past year to change that.

              Covid has laughed at government policies intended to constrain it.

              Red states did dramatically better overall than blue ones – not because they are republican, but because their demographics and geography are different. Red states are more likely to have lower population densities and/or lower latitudes.

              They are also more likely to have a population that is healthier and spends more time outdoors.

              All the factors that increase the spread of Covid are present in the hard hit blue states and few in the less hard hit red ones.

              But Red states did make batter choices – these did NOT really result in less Covid – nature blessed them their.

              But it did result in lower economic damage, less unemployment, and stronger economies.

              And yet – we must all bail out blue states for their poor economic choices.

              Regardless, right now it is self evident that government had zero beneficial effect on Covid spread.

              We are bombarded by nonsense from washington about how “if we work together” – How so ?

              Were is the evidence that anything government has demanded of us has had any benefit ?

              Who has benefited from government policies ? Big Business, the connected, the uber wealthy.

              Amazon is doing fine, The bhardware store down the street was screwed.

              McDonald’s is doing fine, the local dinner is facing bankruptcy.

              White upper middle class professionals are doing fine working from home.

              Poor minorities are unemployed, behind on their rent, unable to get jobs, and unable to do anything they actually enjoy.

              YOUR Experts idea of how to fight Covid has been to screw over the people the left claims to care about.

      1. They are if you take a gun to a range. It’s gotta be “driven”. Some states require you have a permit to transport it. Six states require gun registration.

        In Alabama a permit is required to own a hand gun. In Georgia you have to have a license to open carry. There’s lots of registration and license requirements for guns.

        1. So because bad laws exist – we should have more ?

          Even the CDC found that rates of gun violence were higher the more gun laws there were.

          Unrestricted open carry states have the lowest rates of gun crimes.

          They also have the lowest rates of violent crime overall.

          What is your goal ? To reduce crime ? or to reduce guns ?

          If what you were doing worked with regard to reducing crime – you would have broad support.

          But you don;’t. Partly because you are on the wrong side of the facts – but partly because you have proven you are not to be trusted.

          We saw huge spikes in violence in democratically run cities this summer and continuing to the present – as a result of demonizing and defunding the police and terminating effective measures that reduce crime.

          The left has entirely lost credibility on crime. We are justified in beleiving you want MORE crime.

          In a prior post you noted that existing gun laws are not enforced. That is correct.

          You claimed it was because they were weak – that is complete nonsense.

          The Most signficiant gun laws accross the country are a form of the “red Flag” laws YOU are advocating.

          Those RED FLAGGED are convicted felons. They are barred by law from possessing firearms.

          This restriction on their rights occurs ONLY after very serious “due process” – after a conviction for a serious crime.
          Yet 65% of the time that a convicted felon is caught – usually in the commision of another crime – they are not prosecuted for posessing a gun.

          This is NOT because the laws are weak – they are not, Person not to possess laws are strong and easy to prosecute – much easier than the new crimes that these criminals are being charged with.
          Prosecution is trivial – proof or prior felony conviction, and proof of possession of a firearm are all that are needed.
          These result in immediate sentences of 2-5 or more years in prison.
          Further, nearly all the time that these charges are applicable – the person being charged was caught committing another serious crime.
          It is nearly always simpler to prosecute and jail the offender quickly for illegally posessing a firearm than it is to convict them of the new crime.

          Yet 65% of the time that does not occur.

          DC and Chicago have actually announced they are not prosecuting felony firearms possesion charges because they are ….. somehow racist ?

          Again proof the left and democrats have ZERO interest in crime – all your gun control measure have NOTHING to do with reducing violent crime. You have the tools to do that if you wish.

          One of the things the violence spikes this summer settled was the causes of the decline in violence over the past 40 years.
          It is now self evident that the drop in violent crime was primarily the consequence of the very policing the left calls Racist.

          So we have simple choices.

          We can do what WORKS, what reduces violent crime – especially for poor minorities,
          Or we can engage in feel good measures of the left that will increase violence and make otherwise decent law abinding citizens into criminals.

          You are arguing for the latter.

          That is inarguably immoral.

          1. John say, “ So because bad laws exist – we should have more ?”

            No, nobody is saying this. Weak enforcement or intentionally weak laws are the problem. Laws that are constitutional. Congress undermines these perfectly fine laws by either intentionally making them difficult to enforce or not provide funds so the agencies charged with enforcing them.

            The ATF is supposed to gather information about what types of weapons are used with which incidents, nothing unconstitutional about it, but congress deliberately does not fund the programs.

            The rest of your post is pure ranting about nonsense.

            1. ““ So because bad laws exist – we should have more ?”

              No, nobody is saying this. ”
              Correct – you are DOING that.

              “Weak enforcement or intentionally weak laws are the problem.”
              Which laws are these ?
              By far the most effective “red flag” law is that criminalizing the possession of firearms by convicted felons.
              It is only enforced about 1/3 of the time – and still it has a significant effect on violent crime.

              Failure to enforce this law alone is the single most important factor in the spike in violence in the past 9 months.

              We do not need more laws.

              We have a large spike in violent crime.
              We KNOW why we have the spike.
              We KNOW how to fix that.

              Instead your approach is more laws – unconstitutional laws.

              Lets presume that your knew laws might work.
              They wont if they are not enforced.
              And if we can not enforce the laws against felon’s possessing firearms, why are we going to enforce any of your laws ?
              The law agains felons posessing firearms – is realitvely easy to enforce and very effective.
              There are no constitutional problems, there are no rights or due process issues.

              Yet you want to continue to avoid enforcing an effective law with no constitutional problems, in favor of laws that will be even harder to enforce, will have far greater constitutional problems. and will have massive due process problems.
              You are looking to infringe on the rights of people who have NOT committed a crime – in the faint hope of some benefit.

              Sure sounds stupid to me.

              Sounds like pretty much everything those on the left do.

              “Laws that are constitutional. Congress undermines these perfectly fine laws by either intentionally making them difficult to enforce or not provide funds so the agencies charged with enforcing them.”

              Again you keep making vague claims. But no evidence.

              “The ATF is supposed to gather information about what types of weapons are used with which incidents, nothing unconstitutional about it, but congress deliberately does not fund the programs.”

              So what ? We already have that information. The FBI gathers it DOJ gathers it, even the media gathers it.

              Every single shooting that occurs in the US is reported in the news. WaPo and Mother Jones track them.
              The weapon used in each of these crimes is tracked in the news.

              There are also other private databases that track these things.

              So why is it we need ATF to do something that WaPo and MJ and FBI are already doing ?

              I would further note that “The Wall” was authorized by congress in 1986 I beleive. It has never been funded.
              You do not seem to have any problems with not funding things that are law – when you don;’t like them.

              Every single person crossing the southern border outside of a border checkpoint is violating US law.
              When we do not stop them, when we do not deport them, we are VIOLATING THE LAW.

              The president took an oath to uphold the laws of the land – that includes laws that he does not like.
              Yet nearly the first thing Biden did when elected is direct the executive branch to NOT uphold the law.

              By law the so called dreamers are illegal immigrants that we should deport.
              Yet Obama decided to let them stay indefinitely – not merely failing to uphold the law, but actively thwarting the law.

              If you do not want a southern wall – change the law.
              If you do not want to deport illegal border crossers – change the law.
              If you do not want to deport the dreamers – change the law.

              But please do not rant because according to you republicans refuse to fund ATF to perform a redundant task that is being done quite well privately.

              “The rest of your post is pure ranting about nonsense.”
              If that were true you would be able to demonstrate that.,

    1. Show me where in the Constitution it states that the state shall not abridge the right to drive a Chevy. Any person that equates owning a gun to registering a car has zero credibility.

        1. Yeah sure, let all the proles buy all the guns they want at Target and shoot each other up.

          I’m old enough to have lived through at least a dozen times, Democrats have predicted “blood will run down the streets” if this gun law doesn’t pass, or the expiration of a law (“assault weapon” ​ban) isn’t reinstated. All the predictions were wrong. They are wrong because Democrats lack the ability to govern using facts and are always waiting for the next “crises” and not letting it go to waste, without shoving some more idiocy down the citizens throats. With inane talking points like “if is saves the life of even one child” (we will strip all people of their God given rights)

          1. The gun laws aren’t stripping anyone of anything.

            You can own all the guns you want.

            They just want responsible registration.

            And they don’t want guns ending up in the hands of the wrong people.

            What a bunch of nonsense you spout.

            I sentence you to live in Iowa.

            You actually have cable television in Iowa?

            Have you been watching the news?

            Have you possibly noticed a mass shooting every two days these days?

            Youre all for that.

            1. “They just want responsible registration.”

              Why ? Why is registration responsible in anyway ?

              Absolutely no one has a problem with treating violent crimes involving guns very seriously.
              And only those on the left seem to oppse stripping the gun rights of those convicted of violent crimes.

              Gun registration has ZERO impact on crime.

              So why ro you want to register guns ?

              “And they don’t want guns ending up in the hands of the wrong people.”
              We already have laws that address that.
              If you have been convicted of a felony in much of the country you are not permitted to even have a gun in your home, apartment, ….
              Yet the very places were violence – including gun violence is greatest – do not enforce these laws.

              DC and Chicago claim they are racist.

              Yet we KNOW that were enforced – these laws are very effective in reducing violent crime.

              Conversley the nonsense Biden is talking about also has a track record – a BAD one, Where tried it has proven ineffective – sometimes increasing violence.

              You want to keep guns out of the “wrong hands” – Whose hands are those ?

              I think we can all agree that felons should not have guns. Nearly every state bans felons from posessing guns.

              This is a trivial to enforce law that is quite effective at reducing violent crime – yet 65% of the time – this “red flag” law is not enforced.

              Further baring felons from posessing guns – does not run afoul of the constitution.
              To be barred from possession – you MUST be convicted of a serious crime.
              Before your rights are stripped you receive the highest standard of due process in this county – that afforded to people charged with felonies.

              The left is talking about restricting liberty – with little or no due process.
              We already know that things like the no fly list – which you can not even know you are on, and most people who get on it are on it improperly, and has no provisions of getting off – have been used to restrict various rights including gun purchases.

              Why should we trust you – who can not even get something simple right ?

              Who is it you think should decide this ?

              Psychologists and psychiatrist participate in the choices of who to release from prison on parole.

              The evidence todate is that these so called experts are WORSE at deciding who is a risk to re-offend than ordinary people are.

              The fact is the “experts” (and ordinary people) are abysmal at determining who is actually dangerous and who is not.

              So you propose to keep guns out of “the wrong hands” – which hands are those ? And what evidence do you have that you are capable of doing that ?

              P:aranoid schitzophrenia is the mental heatlh issue most strongly correlated to violence. the majority of “mass shooters”
              are paranoid schitzophrenics.

              Sounds like we should deprive paranoid schitzophrenics of the right to possess guns ?

              Except that the rate of violence for paranoid schitzophrenics – the most violent of ALL mental health problems, is about double the average.

              There is another human attribute that has double the likelyhood of being involved in a violent crime. Should we bar all those with that attribute from gun possession TOO ?

              Should we ban blacks from gun possession – because blacks are twice as likely to commit violent crimes as the rest of people ?

              The FACT is hindsight is amazing – we can all see exactly why the latest mass shooter never should have been allowed to possess a gun.
              But in the real world – we suck at making those determinations. We get it wrong far more than we get it right.

              We release convicted criminals from prison early that we beleive are not going to re-offend – and we are constantly wrong.

              We are wrong more than random chance. You could throw darts to determine who should be released early and do better than the “experts”.

              So you think we should trust the very same people who can not figure out which violent criminal will reoffend to decide which person who has never committed a crime is going to commit a violent crime ?

              You should not be surprised to find you are not trusted.

            2. “What a bunch of nonsense you spout.
              I sentence you to live in Iowa.
              You actually have cable television in Iowa?
              Have you been watching the news?
              Have you possibly noticed a mass shooting every two days these days?
              Youre all for that.”

              Iowa’s violent Homicide rate is 3.3, There firearm death rate is 6.7
              Neighboring Illinois has rates of 6 and 11.2 – nearly double.
              Even California has higher rates of 4.6 and 95.

              In fact Ioawa combined crime rate is 37th in the nation – only 13 states have lower crime.

          2. The Democrats aren’t trying to take guns away from anyone – except maybe felons. They just want responsible, rational gun registration and ownership.

            Again, since January 1 there have been 126 mass shootings with 148 killed and 485 injured.

            Those are wartime figures.

            You don’t find that a tad worrisome?

            You think the Democrats should just sit on their thumbs and do nothing to try to prevent that?

            1. “The Democrats aren’t trying to take guns away from anyone – except maybe felons.”
              Just about every state has easily enforceable laws to do that already.
              But 65% of the time these laws are not enforced.

              There is absolutely no nead for more laws – laws that violate our liberty and rights.
              Laws that do nothing to make us safer. And worse – when there exist laws to serve the actual purpose you are claiming but that you do not enforce.

              “They just want responsible, rational gun registration and ownership.”
              False, There is nothing responsible or rational about gun registration.
              Do you support nationwide cutlery registration ?

              There exists no evidence – even common sense actually tells you otherwise, that gun registration reduces crime.

              Criminals are by defintion people who do not follow the laws.
              If you are not going to prosecute felons who are not allowed to posses much less own, a firearm, why should anyone expect that you will prosecute them for having an unregistered firearm.

              The only use of gun registration laws is to make criminals of people who are NOT criminals.

              “Again, since January 1 there have been 126 mass shootings with 148 killed and 485 injured.
              Those are wartime figures.”
              No they are not. Nor are they correct.
              The left is now trying to pretend that every gun crime is a mass shooting.

              More CHILDREN by far died from drowning in the same period. More CHILDREN died from poisoning.
              More Children from burns, heart disease, cancer – myriads of other causes. You are doing nothing about those.

              I would further note there has been a nationwide spike in violent crime.
              And we KNOW exactly what the cause of that has been – the riots and protests over the summer and the abandonment of proactive policing.

              This spike in violent crime has NOTHING to do with guns. While it includes increases in crimes with guns, it also includes massive increases in assaults, muggings, burglaries, car thefts, rapes – without guns.

              The very same people – YOU – who are ranting about gun control, have created the problem that you are demanding to cure in ways we KNOW will not work.

              If you expect to be treated credibly – stick to the truth.

              “You don’t find that a tad worrisome?”

              What I find much more than worrisome is the massive spike in all violent crimes that has occurred since the BLM/Defund the police riots this summer.

              “You think the Democrats should just sit on their thumbs and do nothing to try to prevent that?”
              No, I think they should return to the policing policies that over the course of 5 decades radically reduced violent crime.

              ZERO effort by congress is needed to do that.

              In fact ZERO effort by congress is justified here at all.

              The constitution does not give the federal government a “general police power”.
              Policing is the responsibility of state and local governments.

              Frankly The FBI, BATF, DEA, etc are useless and should be eliminated entirely.

              There is no federal role in Crime. That is the responsibility of the states.

              If I shoot someone, if I rob my neighbor, I should and with near certainty WILL be arrested by local police, prosecuted by local DA’s and tried by local courts.

              The nationwide effort of BLM and other left wing nut activists have weakened those institutions to no good purpose with the result of more crime and violence.

              You want to do something I can support – End Qualified Immunity. That is fully inside the power of congress.

              1. Yeah forgot about gun registration.

                The dumb proles are killing each other at a great rate.

                Let it continue.

                The smart, decent people aren’t effected by this.

                So just sell guns to everyone.

                1. “The dumb proles are killing each other at a great rate.
                  Let it continue.”

                  They are ? Both the perpitrators and victims of gun violence are the same perpitrators and victims of all violence – minorities, mostly blacks.
                  “The smart, decent people aren’t effected by this.
                  So just sell guns to everyone.”
                  The rate of Violent crime (and gun crime) for whites is about 1/2 that of blacks.

              2. “Frankly The FBI, BATF, DEA, etc are useless and should be eliminated entirely.”

                Yep. How many of mass shooters were on the FBI radar – or should have been – and fell through the cracks? How many of these shooting could have and should have been prevented – by FBI? Too many.

                What the hell is the FBI doing? Abolish it and raze the building. The FBI has become an embarrassment and a politicized disgrace. We don’t need a J.Edgar Hoover Building stinking up Washington DC any longer.

                  1. Let’s do it. We’ve got plenty of “investigative bureaus” at both fed and state level to handle whatever it is the FBI does these days. And it is definitely not the FBI that is keeping the country from falling ‘farther into anarchy and chaos.” A politicized FBI is part of the problem not the solution.

                  2. “Sure get rid of the FBI and let America fall farther into anarchy and chaos.”
                    How so ?

                    There are just under 1M sworn law enforement officers in the US.
                    There are about 10,000 members of the FBI.

                    The FBI is not Horatius at the Bridge.

                    Why do they exist ? What purpose do they serve ?
                    Can you tell me something that the FBI does (or DEA or BATF) that is not more appropriately the role of state or local law enforcement ?

                1. “Yep. How many of mass shooters were on the FBI radar – or should have been – and fell through the cracks? How many of these shooting could have and should have been prevented – by FBI? Too many.”

                  Why are “m ass shooters” the business of the Federal government ?

                  Almost all of them live in the same state, and the same city as their crime.
                  Whatever clues of their conduct might have existed – would have been most apparent to local – not state or federal government.

                  “What the hell is the FBI doing? Abolish it and raze the building. The FBI has become an embarrassment and a politicized disgrace. We don’t need a J.Edgar Hoover Building stinking up Washington DC any longer.”

                  On that we agree.

      1. Hull Bobby, the constitution does not prohibit laws requiring registration of a weapon. Registering a weapon doesn’t interfere with the ability to posses a weapon.

        1. Because you say so ?

          BTW – you and Ben have argued that you merely seek “rational laws”.

          You made a big deal about some alleged unfunded law that had ATF counting gun crimes – as if we had no idea how many gun grimes were committed and what weapons were used. As if no one reads the newspaper.

          And here you are proposing gun registration. How is that going to reduce crime ?

          The laws prohibiting felons from possessing weapons work. They only infringe on the rights of actual felons and only after they have received due process.

          What good is registration going to do ?

          You opposed asking people whether they were citizens on the census. That actually has real consequence to government.
          Our governments primary duty is to CITIZENS. but you think it is unconstitutional to even ask about citizenship.

          You oppose asking people to provide ID to vote. Yet you want to anally probe them over guns.

          If I build a gun in my garage – why must I register it ?

          I can build a car in my garage and not have to register it.

          The obligation to justify a law – ANY law, falls on those proposing the law – not those opposing it.

          1. If you build a car in your garage and drive it on public roads you do indeed have to register it.

            What a flawed thing to say.

            So with guns are you saying that anyone should be able to buy any gun anytime anywhere without any background check or anything?

            Just a free-for-all for guns?

            Sell guns at Target?

            Dispense them out of vending machines?

            1. “If you build a car in your garage and drive it on public roads you do indeed have to register it.
              What a flawed thing to say.”

              That is the law – whether that is good law is a different question.
              Regardless, you are not demanding the registration of guns carried in public – in most states you must get a license to carry a gun outside of private space.

              You are demanding that people register guns that never leave their homes, or that only leave their homes securely locked while transported to gun ranges.

              “So with guns are you saying that anyone should be able to buy any gun anytime anywhere without any background check or anything?”
              Yes, I can buy tomatoes anywhere, anytime, without a background check.

              Do you know that for a few bucks you can buy everything you need to make chlorine gas at your local grocery store ?

              And for about $15 you can buy everything you need to make a flame thrower from any autoparts store.

              “Just a free-for-all for guns?”

              Sure.

              “Sell guns at Target?”

              If target wants to – Walmart has sold guns for years.

              “Dispense them out of vending machines?”
              Yup.

              You have this bizzare fixation on guns – as if the only dangerous thing in the world is a gun.

              Please do some reading – this is a start.
              https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxtaWNoenJ1MXxneDo1ZGFhZDZiZTIwZjQ3ZTUy

              The Unibomber terrorized the country for many years – with stuff bought from a hardware store – not a gun in sight.

              Timothy McVeigh murdered hundreds of people using diesel fuel and fertilizer.

              Osama Bin Laden killed thousands – starting with box cutters.

              A few years ago terrorists in france killed dozens using a rental truck.

              If you think that guns are the only way to mass murder people – you are pretty ignorant.

              Austrailia has not had a mass shooting in two decades – since they banned guns.
              But there has been no decline in mass killings.

              Arson is a common means to kill many people.

              It is absolutely true that a cadre of mass killers is drawn to semi-automatic weapons and body armor.
              But that is entirely about show – not about effectiveness.

              An AR-15 is an ineffective close quarters offensive weapon. Semi-automatic rifles are primarily defensive denial weapons – you c can not safely get anywhere near the people who have them. Nearly every mass killer has also had pistols, and usually those are what they do most of their killing with.

  5. Yes indeed folks, let’s pretend that those utterly on the Hunter Biden case are not just sad aficionados of steaming used horse food. Many of these mental elites also believe the election was stolen. Why? Because a popular sociopath, poisoner of vulnerable minds, so claimed…Yay the discriminating wisdom of human intelligence…isn’t sarcasm dreadful?

  6. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9445105/What-Hunter-Biden-left-tell-memoir-revealed.html

    “Hunter Biden’s ‘tell-all’ autobiography promised the unvarnished story of his struggles with drugs, family turmoil and his controversial love life.

    But there were many shocking details of his debauched life that the president’s son chose not to share with readers, including details of his fragile relationship with his father.

    Now DailyMail.com can reveal the secrets Hunter chose not to divulge, exposed in the contents of his abandoned laptop and verified by top forensics experts.”

    1. “The bombshell cache of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails, more than 2,000 photos and dozens of videos are packed with revelations conveniently missing from the memoir, including:

      How he begged his father to run for president in 2019 to salvage Hunter’s own reputation

      How he repeatedly dodged police action against him, despite constantly dealing with drug pushers and prostitutes and having multiple run-ins with law enforcement

      Hunter was guarded by a Secret Service agent while on a 2018 drug and prostitute binge in Hollywood, despite not being entitled to protection at the time and amid denials from the federal agency

      Joe Biden was afraid his text conversations with Hunter were being hacked even as they discussed his White House bid

      How Hunter’s laptop is brimming with evidence of apparent criminal activity by Hunter and his associates including drug trafficking and prostitution”

      1. Joe Biden said his son Hunter “is the smartest person I know.”

        Yikes

        It’s worth a look at the article just to see what a ‘meth mouth’ full of rotted teeth Hunter had. This is the father of five children. Can you imagine how screwed up Joe Biden’s grandkids are by now?

      2. Swell, throw Hunter’s ass in prison.

        Get him out of the public eye.

        If he broke the law, he should be indicted.

        No problem.

        Hunter Biden isn’t president.

        Joe Biden is.

        Just be glad the Republican dirty tricks didn’t work, and Trump is out of office and Biden is saving the country.

        1. “If he broke the law, he should be indicted.”

          How can Hunter Biden sit there in his recent interviews and say he is “100% certain” he will be cleared from all the criminal investigations into him? Because he knows he is being protected from prosecution.

          1. If Hunter broke the law, he should suffer the consquences.

            Simple as that.

            No one should be above the law.

            Not Trump. Not Hunter Biden.

            Although Trump’s crimes are 1000X more egregious because he was president.

            Hunter Biden is just the screwup son of a president.

            1. “If Hunter broke the law, he should suffer the consquences.”

              He did and he won’t. Simple as that.

              1. You know it’s possible all this inexplicably vulgar and gross behavior by Hunter is explicable.

                He suffered a severe head injury in the car crash that killed his mother in 1972.

                I have seen with me own two eyes how that can permanently disable a person.

                I see Gary Busey around Malibu all the time and chat with him at times.

                He can be completely normal and smart and decent, and then his sanity will drop off a cliff right in front of your eyes.

                He crashed his motorcycle in 1988 and was in a comma for a month and has never been the same.

                Busey’s behavior is even more bizarre than Hunters.

                And when I was living in Hawaii I had a girl on the boat named Holly.

                She was born ADHD, I think, but on top of that she fell out of a car when she was a teenager.

                She is a pretty and even sexy girl but her behavior is completely bizarre, and that’s a shame because there’s a nice girl under there.

                That could be the deal with Hunter.

                Traumatic brain injury as a child leading to his inexplicable behavior now.

                Someone told me to listen to the Marc Maron interview with Hunter and you will hear a clear, intelligent person.

                http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1215-hunter-biden

                Gonna listen to that now.

                1. Nice thought. But, no. Not likely the case with Hunter.

                  Another theory, put forth by Guiliani who has in depth information on Biden family corruption as well as an understanding of racketerring laws, is that Joe Biden made his drug-addicted son Hunter into the family bag man for their corruption and he’s not handling the pressures of it all.

                  1. Giuliani is a fine one to speak of corruption.

                    He’s rank pelt.

                    Rudy used to be admirable, going up against the mob and cleaning up NYC, but now he’s the bagman for Trump.

                    Age sucks. Look at Ted Nugent.

                    As the testosterone goes down, the stupidity goes up.

                    And now, Biden isn’t dumb enough to let a troubled son in on any corrupt deals, because Biden is too smart to be invovled in any corrupt deals.

                    Don’t be such a wanker.

                    Just because your guy Trump turned out to be a monster, doesn’t mean Biden is.

                    1. Just listen to the case Guiliani makes in the short video. It makes far more sense as an explanation than ‘Hunter had a head injury in a car accident as a kid.’ Although we could apply your theory to Joe Biden who has had not one, but two major brain aneuryisms in his life. That is a very big deal no matter what they say about how AOK his brain is now. Joe Biden’s brain is not AOK now and it never was.

                      Truth be told is that Joe Biden is a greedy, nasty, corrupt, back-stabbing, not-very-smart politician with a ‘nice guy schtick’ who has been cashing in via his family for decades.

                    2. Joe Biden is worth $9 million. From where I am sitting in The Malibu, I can see guest houses worth more than $9 million.

                      If Biden is corrupt, he’s not very good at it.

                      And you are just another prole who don’t know diddly.

                      Another Trumper who feels burned because the guy you put faith in turned out to be an astronomical phony – shame on you.

                      It’s a shame that Hunter Biden is so screwed up and that Joe and Jill have had to deal with it, but there are lots of screwed up people on this planet.

                      Some of it is nature, some of it is nurture.

                  2. Biden is too smart to entrust a drug-addicted son with anything.

                    Hunter wasn’t the bagman or anything else.

                    Joe Biden’s net worth is like $9 million.

                    That’s peanuts.

                    My neighbors have guest houses worth more than $9 million.

                    If the Bidens are crooked, they aren’t very good at it,.

                    It’s possible Joe Biden is a dedicated public service who believes in achievement more than money.

                    1. “Biden is too smart to entrust a drug-addicted son with anything.”
                      LOL

                      “Hunter wasn’t the bagman or anything else.”
                      Whatever Hunter Wanted from VP Joe Biden happened.
                      When Hunter was Paid – The vice president acted.

                      “Joe Biden’s net worth is like $9 million.
                      That’s peanuts.”
                      Total poverty. According to lots of evidence – including Hunter’s emails Joe was receivinvg as much as a 20% tax on whatever Hunter made.

                      “My neighbors have guest houses worth more than $9 million.”
                      Good to know. So no one with a guest house under 10M is a crook.
                      Got it.

                      “If the Bidens are crooked, they aren’t very good at it,.”
                      He is pretty bad at being president.
                      He was pretty bad as vice president.
                      He was pretty bad as a Senator.

                      “It’s possible Joe Biden is a dedicated public service who believes in achievement more than money.”
                      And the evidence of this is ?
                      Pretty much everything the left wants of a president today – Joe Biden has opposed his entire life.
                      Joe Biden wrote the crime bills that BLM was burning the country down all summer over.

                      Public servants – serve the public – not themselves – not left wing nut constitutencies.

                    2. Well let’s see how the country looks in four years.

                      So far Biden has done a great job overseeing the distribution of vaccines and the country is going to open up by June.

                      And the infrastructure and jobs proposal is FDR.

                      It’s called vision, and leadership.

                      Did Trump attempt or achieve anything like that?

                      Not even close.

                      We’ll see in four years.

                    3. “Well let’s see how the country looks in four years.”

                      He is off to a very rough start.

                      “So far Biden has done a great job overseeing the distribution of vaccines and the country is going to open up by June.”
                      Trump vaccinated just under 1M/day from the time vaccines were first available.
                      80 days into the Biden admin – Biden is doing slightly better than 1M/day.
                      By now we should have been doing 3M.day – Biden is doing worse than Trump.

                      Vaccines should ramp upwards rapidly from the start – not tediously slowly.

                      Further it is of critical importance to ramp up quickly.
                      We are only sure that immunity last 6months. Hopefully and likely it is longer. But that is not guaranteed.
                      Further the longer it takes the more likely that a new strain will emerge that we have no immunity to and that will require a booster.
                      The good news is we can do that fast, the bad news is that means another shot for 350M people.

                      The slower this goes the more likely it is to fail – and we are going to slow.

                      JHU is showing US covid Deaths spiking in April – almost as high as they were in late January.

                      “And the infrastructure and jobs proposal is FDR.”

                      Excellent comparison – FDR was an absolute economic disaster.
                      He is the only president to ever cause a recesssion in the middle of a depression.
                      His jobs programs were a total failure.

                      He abandoned the entire “new deal” once he realized the US was going to be drawn into WWII.
                      It was not going to be possible to fight a world war with an economy handicapped by his programs.

                      Government does not and can not create jobs.

                      Trump actually created jobs – but not through government, but by deregulating and by unburding businesses from horrid corporate taxes.

                      Wharton’s model – not a particularly conservative one – has Biden’s “infrastructure” program costing the US just short of 1% of GDP in growth through to 2050. Other estimates are worse.

                      The Trump tax cuts – which the left lambastes put an 4900/year into the pockets of every family in the country the first significant jump since Clinton. It resulted in businesses creating jobs all over. It brought 1.4T in capital back into the US from foreign investments.

                      Biden is setting fire to that. It is not hard to predict the results.

                      I honestly hope that you are right and Biden’s plan actually works as you predict.

                      But that is more of the Obama Hopey Dopey crap. The FACTS are we KNOW from REAL ECONOMICS that it will not work.
                      But you can pretend whatever you want.

                      And I too “Hope” you are right – because the damage of being wrong will be consequential.

                      Even Obama’s ARRA – which was much better designed was ultimately a failure – it did more damage than good.

                      And none of this even addresses the inflation expectations.

                      “It’s called vision, and leadership.”
                      Yes, leading us into a box canyon.

                      I guess you think that Obama and Bush were good presidents.

                      Do you understand how consequential the difference between 2% growth and 3% growth is ?
                      During Obama and Bush – the Rich got richer. During Trump – 3/4 of the econmic gains were in the middle class.

                      That BTW is real economics, That is also leadership.

                      “Did Trump attempt or achieve anything like that?”
                      And quite abit more – but you are blind.

                      “Not even close.
                      We’ll see in four years.”

                      I doubt it will take that long.
                      Biden F’d up the southern border in less than 90 days.

                      Most economists are predicting hot markets from now through late 2021. With inflation starting in late Q3.
                      Most of the gains will be in stock markets – not the real economy.
                      Nearly everyone is predicting a recession coming – though the timing varies.

                      There are also issues regarding how the Fed will deal with inflation – and whether it even can deal with inflation.
                      A few economists are predicting hyper inflation.

                      They could all be wrong. Or not.

                      What is pretty well know is that Biden is taking us into uncharted economic territory.
                      We already have a massive inflation threat from the 6T we dumped into the economy to deal with Covid.
                      If Biden did nothing – that would still put us into completely uncharted teritory.

                      The most similar situation is that of Japan in the 90’s – a lost decade.
                      And japan is far better able to deal with massive debt than the US.

                      We have jumped whole hog into MMT.

                      Again I hope 2 centuries of economists are wrong – because otherwise we are in deep shit.

                      Ultimately I do not expect it to be as bad as the worst predictions. The entire world has a vested interest in not seeing the US economy tank. That is the ONLY reason this is uncharted territory. Otherwise – hyper inflation it is.

                      Right now Biden is getting the economic benefit of a Pandemic recovery.

                      While we are not “actually” recovering. We are atleast to the point were much of the country is just ignoring the idiotic edicts of the covid Tyrants.

                      I would note that Biden is not saying that much about Covid now.

                      Things are just about as bad as they have ever been 2.57K deaths on 4.7 according to JHU – despite vaccinations.
                      But even hinting at closing down would obliterate the economy.

                      And I note the media is no longer beating the death drums.
                      We are up to 562K deaths – it will not be long before Deaths under Biden will be greater than under Trump.
                      But we do not have the daily news beating Biden and drilling into everyones heads how many people died today.

                      It is xtral clear that the left the press, democrats, you – live in lala land.

                      In your world view everything was going to hell when Trump was president.
                      Now with even more problems Biden farts unicorns and rainbows.

                      I honestly hope the vaccine works. If not – we are likely approaching the point at which covid will burn itself out anyway.

                      So far there is nowhere that Covid infections exceeded 1/3 of the population. We are officially at 39M – but in all likelyhood we are closer to 100M that is close to 1/3.

                    4. Ben wrote: “It’s called vision, and leadership. Did Trump attempt or achieve anything like that?”

                      Why yes he did.

                      It is because of Trump’s vision and leadership that we had not one but two successful vaccines before the end of the year. He was fact-checked and mocked by the Democrats and their media basically calling Trump a liar. “More Trump lies” they said over and over.

                      It was under Trump’s leadership that “Operation Warp Speed” was created to priotitize vaccine development, manufacturing, and delivery. It was a remarkable success done in record time. Because Trump comes from the private sector and knows how to get things done, unlike government bureaucracies — which is all Biden knows.

                      Trump handed the entire apparatus over to Biden. The heavy lifting was done under Trump’s leadership, not Biden. Fauci and others said it would be *years* before we had an effective vaccine. Trump got us two vaccines before the end of the year. Remarkable.

                      Of course the media and Dems will never give Trump any credit for anything he achieved. Which was plenty.

                      ———-

                      Operation Warp Speed (OWS)—a partnership between the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Defense (DOD)—aimed to help accelerate the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. GAO found that OWS and vaccine companies adopted several strategies to accelerate vaccine development and mitigate risk.

                      Manufacturing. As of January 2021, five of the six OWS vaccine companies had started commercial scale manufacturing. OWS officials reported that as of January 31, 2021, companies had released 63.7 million doses—about 32 percent of the 200 million doses that, according to OWS, companies with EUAs have been contracted to provide by March 31, 2021. Vaccine companies face a number of challenges in scaling up manufacturing to produce hundreds of millions of doses under OWS’s accelerated timelines. DOD and HHS are working with vaccine companies to help mitigate manufacturing challenges,

                      https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-21-319

                    5. This was true – not just of vaccines – but of everything.

                      I remember at the begining everyone was terrified of running out of Hand Sanitizer.

                      Briefly there was hoarding.

                      But before the end of the first month I could go to Ollies and buy hand sanitizer by the skid.

                      We were terrified into beleiving the Chineses would not provide the US with PPE.
                      Again within a few weeks US companies were churning out PPE – the US even exported PPE to the EU and Canada.

                      And the same with Ventalators. In the end ventalators turned out to be a bad idea – but had we needed them – the free market – lead by Trump would have provided them.

                      Even the vaccine – the C19 Genome was sequenced in February 2020, and within 2 days an mRNA vaccine had been designed.
                      During april biohackers were talking about producing thousands of doses of a vaccine in 3 weeks for 25K.
                      If anyone would let them do so legally.

                      While OWS got us a vaccine in record time – from Feb 2020 though to November – there were only TWO issues that needed to be solved.
                      Holw to make 10’s of millions of doses – which is an engineering problem that drug companies manage all the time, and proving the vaccines were safe enough to get FDA emergency approval.

                      So far 562K people have died. Getting the Vaccine a few months earlier could have reduced that by several hundred thousand deaths.

                      Lets say the FDA rushed the approval – made the vaccine available in September and the vaccine itself killed 100K people but Ended Covid in the US by December.

                      That would be LESS dead than we had.

                      Even OWS did not go as fast as it could have – it went as fast as the FDA allowed.

                      We KNOW that the FDA delayed the vaccine and extra 4 weeks because they wanted more safety data.
                      4 weeks is atleast 30K more dead people.

                      Further had the FDA not delayed the vaccine 4 weeks – Trump would have won the election hands down.
                      Probably even the popular vote.

                      One of the reasons that it is not hard for many to beleive the election was fraudulent – is the overall conduct of the left has been the ends justifies the means.

                      Delay the vaccine and kill tens of thousands – if that gets rid of Trump.
                      Hide the facts about The Biden family.
                      Make up new election law as needed.

                      Get Biden elected – by any mean s necescary.

                    6. “President Donald Trump is doubling down on his claim that Americans could see a vaccine for the novel coronavirus by the end of the year.

                      “Another essential pillar of our strategy to keep America open is the development of effective treatments and vaccines as quickly as possible. I want to see if we can do that very quickly,” Trump said Friday at an event to highlight his administration’s effort to expedite a vaccine, dubbed “Operation Warp Speed.” “When I say ‘quickly,’ we’re looking to get it by the end of the year if we can. Maybe before.”

                      But the Trump administration’s own medical and scientific experts leading the race to develop a vaccine routinely cast doubt on that timeline.

                      On Friday, the president tapped Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, to lead Operation Warp Speed. Even he concedes the goal is formidable.

                      “Frankly, 12-18 months is already a very aggressive timeline,” Slaoui, the former CEO of GlaxoSmithKline, said in an interview with The New York Times. He said he was in agreement with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, about the challenge that timeline poses.

                    7. Biden has been lying about Trump leaving him “nothing” and “no plan” ….just outright lying over and over about it and the media let him. Truth is Trump had a plan that was one of the goals of Operation Warp Speed — the importance of a plan to distribute the vaccine was a key component.

                      Trump had a plan in place and handed it all over to Biden who then flatout lied about Trump admin leaving nothing and no plan and that the Biden admin had to “start from scratch” which was an outrageous lie.

                      Joe Biden is a serial liar and the media let him get away with it.

                      ———–

                      “Bright also warned Thursday of potential supply chain shortages for necessary materials like vials, needles and syringes, as well as the buffers and solutions used to make the vaccine.

                      Bright highlighted the importance of a plan to distribute the vaccine, given enough doses for every American will not be ready at once. Creating that plan is one of the goals of Operation Warp Speed.

                      “If you can imagine this scenario this fall or winter or maybe early next spring when vaccine becomes available; there is no one company that that can produce enough for our country and for the world,” Bright said. “It’s going to be limited supplies. We need to have a strategy and plan in place now to make sure we can not only fill that vaccine, make it, distribute it, but administer it in a fair and equitable plan.”

                      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-promises-coronavirus-vaccine-end-year-experts-temper/story?id=70712823

                    8. Nor is Biden doing so Hot.

                      Trump ramped vaccinations from 0 to 1.2M/day in about 45 days.
                      Biden has had 80 days and is only doing slightly better than when Trump left office.

                2. never substitute cocaine addiction for baby got dropped theories.

                  if what you propose has a modum of truth, lil hunter would have never made it this far.

                  drug addict, immoral broken clock, with a powerful dad, ther perfect enabler.

                  it’s just that simple.

                  stop making excuses for an embecile ….it just makes you weak

                  1. Just a theory.

                    Listen to him on Marc MAron and he sounds like an intelligent, reasonable guy.

                    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episode-1215-hunter-biden

                    He’s also Irish and in my experience, Ireland is the world capitol for mental illness – bipolar to alcoholism.

                    And never discount what losing a mother tragically can do to a person See: Prince Harry.

                    So childhood trauma + Irish blood + family pressure + life pressure = troubled soul.

                    He’s not a bad guy, just troubled.

                    1. Joe never stopped him from cutting influence deals all over the globe (the family business) KNOWING he was troubled, knowing he was an addict, knowing the pressures, knowing all of this, Joe Biden let his son be the cash machine for the family business. Joe’s loving dad text messages is all about guilt. Love and guilt.

                      Hunter was hoovering up cash from around the globe and living a debauched life, but Joe denies knowing anything about Hunter’s business dealings when he even flew on AF2 with him to China. Right.

                      It’s astounding that not one journalist has point-blank asked Joe Biden if he has ever met with Tony Bobulinski as Bobulinski has said. Not one question asking Joe to explain what “10% for the Big Guy” meant. Bobulinksi made a sworn statement and said the Big Guy was Joe Biden.
                      The media have literally buried the story to protect the Bidens.

                    2. “The media?” You mean all the media? Fox? Breitbart? OANanistic? Wall Street Journal?

                      There’s plenty of right wing media who would go after any scrap of Biden scandal like remoura.

                      Have they?

                      Have they found anything?

                      One guy?

                    3. “And never discount what losing a mother tragically can do to a person See: Prince Harry.”

                      Agree on that one. He married a woman who encouraged him to help her trash his own family to Oprah while the world watched a weak and emasculated beta Harry chime in on her whiny victim poor me stories, most of which were verifiable lies. Who does she think she is? It was beyond painful to see what’s left of the Harry the world once loved.

                    4. It’s very possible that family deserves trashing.

                      Have you been watching The Crown?

                      That’s 60+ years of duty, disfunction, broken marriages, lack of freedom, lack of privacy, power trips, wrecked lives, divorce and death.

                      Did Harry trash his family, or did he trash the Royal Family and the modern Monarchy all that comes with it?

                      Harry and Meghan just want to live a normal, private life, like anyone.

                      So they said “Screw it” and moved halfway around the world to the peace and quiet and privacy of Montecito.

                      I sent a suggestion for the ending of The Crown by way of CC, who worked with Gillian Anderson for many years.

                      She is the girlfriend of the writer, Peter Morgan – who is doing a great job writing all that.

                      I said if they are going to bring The Crown right up to the present, they should end the show by reenacting the Oprah interview and the behind the scenes of that.

                      They do the interview in Montecito and then Harry and Meghan put Archie in the basket and ride their bikes back to their own home, on a sunny winter day in one of the best places on earth.

                      They get home and as Meghan is taking Archie out of the basket, Harry goes inside and turns on the telly.

                      “What’s on?” Meghan asks.

                      As Episode One, Season One of The Crown comes on, Harry says: “This show about my family. This will explain everything.”

                      I hope they use that ending.

                      It took courage for Harry to stand up for himself and his wife and tell the Royal Family to “sod off.”

                      Good on him, I say.

                    5. The media (not considered right wing) have buried the story about Bobulinski. Instead they are now giving Hunter the interviews to sell his ‘just a poor troubled soul who has endured so much tragedy in life’ sob story and this focus on his personal troubles diverts attention away from the relevant questions about the corruption, the foreign bribes, Bobulinski’s assertions, Joe’s knowledge, etc….the media will help the Biden’s build a ‘sympathic figure narrative’ instead of asking the real questions they should be asking.

                    6. “Did Harry trash his family, or did he trash the Royal Family and the modern Monarchy all that comes with it?”

                      Harry trashed his family. His brother. His father. By not naming the person who allegedly remarked about how dark the skin would be of their baby, he implicated his entire family as being racists. Name names or keep it a private matter. I read that the family member who made the comment was Princess Anne, Harry’s aunt, who had initially and correctly said that should Harry marry Megan, she would be a trouble maker for the Queen. None of the comments had a thing to do with Megan’s “race” but everything to do wtih her “character.” We all watched her performance on Oprah. It was pitiful. Megan is a drama queen and a C list actress who marries into the Royal family and thinks she is there to show the Queen a thing or two? Her attitude was “I have arrived.” “You will not take away MY voice.” Get over yourself Megan. You have zero understanding about your role in the family you married into. No one should feel sorry for that one. Feel sorry for Harry.

                    7. Well you can blame Harry for being leery of life as a royal considering how badly his mother ended up.

                      Maybe those two do love and respect each other and just want to be alone and private.

                      That’s not causing problems for the Queen.

                      They’re out of her hair entirely and not causing problems at all.

                      They’re gone. Invisible. She can worry about other things.

                      The point of The Crown is that the monarchy has been a slowly fading institution ever since Elizabeth was crowned.

                      The monarchy had power before World War II but that ended the moment the first atomic bomb went off in Japan.

                      Elizabeth never wanted to be queen and would have preferred to be a woman raising horses in the country.

                      She took the job out of a sense of duty but it seems like everyone in her family is deeply troubled: Margaret, Anne, Charles, Andrew, etc etc

                      Harry doesn’t want to be troubled. He wants to live a happy life and felt that wasn’t possible in England.

                      So he split. He was here in Malibu cruising on his bike a few months ago, all by himself, no security.

                      I wrote a piece about them moving to Malibu and although I understood why they would want to live here, I suggested they don’t because they would have no privacy.

                      The sky about their house would be like London during the blitz, with all the drones.

                      So they moved to Montecito, their life is their own, they have privacy.

                      Can’t blame them. Especially these days.

                    8. I’m thinking of joining a 12 step group to help with my apparent addiction to the distraction of over-commenting on this here blog. Oy.

                    9. “That’s not causing problems for the Queen. They’re out of her hair entirely and not causing problems at all.”

                      They just sat down with Oprah and dropped bomb after bomb that landed square in the Queen’s lap. A charge of racism in the Royal family? That’s a big problem for the Queen to deal with. And they want to live quiet, private lives, yet they befriend the Obamas, the Clinton’s, the Gates’, and all kinds of political connections, plus making big Netflix deals that will keep them in the spotlight no matter what they do. You can’t have it both ways, Megan.

                      I don’t imagine Megan would be welcome to attend the funeral of Harry’s grandfather when he dies.

                    10. Hunter was hoovering up cash from around the globe and living a debauched life, but Joe denies knowing anything about Hunter’s business dealings when he even flew on AF2 with him to China. Right

                      We already know from communications make public, that Hunters “business” deals always included ‘don’t forget the 10% cut for the big guy”

                      “the Big Guy”, we learned from all the communications is identified as Joe.

              2. “Hunter appeared to be obsessed with making and starring in porn films with prostitutes, videos and photos on his laptop show.

                The hard drive contains hundreds of pictures of naked women and naked selfies of Hunter, as well as dozens of videos.

                Hunter photographed and filmed himself, often with two prostitutes at a time, in explicit videos that he then posted on adult website Pornhub under the username ‘RHEast’.

                ———

                ‘Hunter’s laptop is a pandora’s box of shocking revelations, explicit photos and intimate communications.In the following days, DailyMail.com will publish more shocking stories from Hunter’s laptop, including:

                How Hunter blew hundreds of thousands on prostitutes, drugs and luxury cars, leaving him scrambling to avoid jail for $320k in unpaid taxes

                How five members of the Biden family have been to rehab for drug or alcohol abuse – and a stunning admission by Joe to his son

                The OTHER Biden family member planning to buy and cook crack, after falling into the disastrous addiction with Hunter

                Hunter’s unconventional and unlikely relationship with his well-known psychiatrist

                The whispered bedroom conversation with a prostitute caught on Hunter’s webcam, in which he confesses he had a previous laptop stolen – by Russians for blackmail’

                https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9445105/What-Hunter-Biden-left-tell-memoir-revealed.html

                1. The whispered bedroom conversation with a prostitute caught on Hunter’s webcam, in which he confesses he had a previous laptop stolen – by Russians for blackmail’

        2. “If Comey had indicted Hillary, Comey would have convicted Obama.”

          – Andrew C. McCarthy
          _________________

          “If Barr had indicted Hunter, Barr would have convicted Joe.”

          – Anonymous

          1. Convicted Obama of what?

            Cleaning up Bush43’s stupid mess?

            Withdrawing troops from two stupid, wasteful, bloody wars of revenge in the Middle East?

            For salvaging the American banking system and saving the international banking system?

            Like Biden said, “He’s clean.”

            Obama is way too smart a brother to do something wrong.

            He ran a clean administration. Certainly cleaner then Trump.

            Obama did miracles and set the table for Trump who came in and shit all over the table.

            Now Biden has to re-set the table.

            I just hope Obama returns to the White House Correspondent’s Dinner and makes some speeches.

  7. “Biden is giving the Justice Department sixty-day period to develop model “red flag” legislation that would allow friends and family members to identify an individual as a potential danger, thereby temporarily preventing the person from accessing a firearm.”

    This is a slippery slope.

    Depending on how something like this is worded it could easily end up being unconstitutional in that it can directly infringe on an individual’s 2nd Amendment Constitutional right without due process of law. Accusations are not facts and some accusations are actually malice, facts are determined during due process of law and the accused has rights.

    Something like this could open up the floodgates of malice based accusations that literally strip individuals of their Constitutional rights.

  8. If Hunter Biden lied on that form, he should be prosecuted.
    If Trump lied in his written answers to Mueller, he should be prosecuted.
    If Don Jr. lied in his testimony to Congress, he should be prosecuted.

    I’m tired of the wealthy/powerful getting a pass on laws that put others in prison.

    1. If Hunter, If Trump, if Don Jr.

      How about Comey, and McCabe?
      There are dozens of witnesses that lie to congress. How about Blase -Ford? Lied to a Senate Committee. Several women gave sworn affidavits against Kavanaugh…Nothing from the FBI so nothing forwarded to DoJ
      I know Senator Grassley, signed a letter to the DoJ along with other Senators laying out the lies told to their committee, requesting the DoJ prosecute. Nothing.
      ,(I’ve stopped tipping at the Hillary windmill)

      1. Hillary took a lot of heat for keeping her own servers, but can you blame her?

        We live in a world where a Snowden or a Chelsea Manning can rape and ransack government servers and expose a tsunami of secrets to the world.

        Would you trust your documents to a system that leaky?

        Hillary was just protecting her secrets.

        Can’t blame her.

        1. Hillary was just protecting her secrets.

          Can’t blame her.

          What kind of idiocy is this?

          Snowden and Manning were tasked with keeping information contained. They were background checked, educated, and trained on procedures set up to keep information contained. They also swore to carry out their assigned duties.

          IF you are defending Hillary. Then its ok for me to take justice in my own hands and investigate, prosecute and sentence the person(s) that broke into my garage and stole some of my tools. BECASUSE, I know of hundred of corrupt cops, prosecutors, and judges. I cant trust them, Therefore, using your exacting logic, I am will within my rights to go break some knees.

          1. Sure take justice in your own hands. Find the thieves and put them in a wood chipper. Sentence them to live in Iowa the rest of their lives.

            It doesn’t matter what’s Snowden and Manning were trained to do.

            What matters is they had access to mass quantities of government secrets and they exposed those secrets.

            Hillary did not trust government servers so she kept her own.

            Totally understandable.

            So did Colin Powell.

            1. “Sure take justice in your own hands. Find the thieves and put them in a wood chipper.”

              The right to self defense is the most fundimental in society. It is not about “justice”.
              When you are attacked – you have the right to use deadly force against those who attack you.

              The right to defend yourself against violence includes the right to the nececities to do so.
              Just as the right to free speech includes the right to the necescities of free speech.

              Government can not say – you can say anything you want – but only from 1am to 2am, in the shower on thursdays.
              And you can not buy TV adds to spread your view point.

              The same is true of self defense. You have an absolute right to defend your self and others with deadly force from real threats of death or serious bodily injury. And government may not ristrict that right by saying – you can defend yourself – but not with a gun.

              “Sentence them to live in Iowa the rest of their lives.”
              As noted before – Iowa has the one of the lowest crime rates in the country – 3/4 of states have higher crime rates.

              “Hillary did not trust government servers so she kept her own.”
              That would be fine – if we were talking about HER wedding plans.

              But hillary kept GOVERNMENT communications and secrets on HER servers.
              That is a crime. It is also NOT her choice to make.

              “So did Colin Powell.”
              Actually NO. Powell used non-government email services – NOT his own servers to send something on the order of 30 emails that were after the fact determined to be government business. None of which was classified – much less top secret code word access.
              Hillary had over 30,000 government emails on her private server – many thousands of which were determined to be classified – many of which contianed documents marked classified AT THE TIME she sent them.
              Further a couple of hundred of those emails/document were not just classified – but Top Secret.

              It has subsequently been established that her private email server was breached by atleast one foreign power that was reading her emails in REAL TIME. In otherwords The Chinese and Russians likely knew what Hillary told Obama before Obama knew it.

              There is no comparison to any prior Sec State.
              There is no comparable conduct that did not result in a long prison sentence.

              But do not let facts get in the way of a busted ideology.

              1. John say, your “facts” are off by quite a bit. Hillary’s keeping of government files in her servers was not a crime. It was a violation of policy, but not a crime. Plus as we have discovered throughout the Hillary email debacle, there are different levels of “classified” what she had was not considered serious “classified” information. Just Department communications that were only meant for interdepartmental discussions.

                1. “John say, your “facts” are off by quite a bit. Hillary’s keeping of government files in her servers was not a crime.
                  It was a violation of policy, but not a crime. Plus as we have discovered throughout the Hillary email debacle, there are different levels of “classified” what she had was not considered serious “classified” information. Just Department communications that were only meant for interdepartmental discussions.”

                  18CFR793
                  (f)Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—
                  Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

                  SVELAZ,

                  I held a Top Secret clearance for several years.
                  Most of what you “heard” through the media reqarding classified information is GARBAGE – patently false.

                  There are different levels of classification. Transfering the lowest level of classified information off of a secure system violates 18cfr793(f).

                  Any classified document is SERIOUS. But several of the documents that she leaked were classified Top Secret code word only.

                  Further she knew better. John Deutch was the Head of CIA under Bill Clinton. He resigned, and was prosecuted and convicted merely for taking a laptop with classified information on it home with him one night.
                  No one ever had access to that information.

                  Clinton knows this – because it was a big news deal at the time, and because Bill Clinton pardoned Deutch as he left office.

                  The claim that Clinton did not know the seriousness of her misconduct is nonsense.

                  BTW, keeping her non-classified communications on a private email server also violates federal law – it violates the federal records act, and the freedom of information act. She removed government records from government control.
                  That is illegal.

                  This came up with regard to James Comey and the memo’s that he gave to his lawyers.
                  Those two were official government records. Eventually the FBI came to collect them from him and his lawyer.

                2. You seem to think that you get to just make things up.

                  It is illegal to deprive the government of government records of any kind. That includes Clintons unclassified emails from her time as Sec State.

                  It is illegal to move classified information from a secure system to an unsecure system PERIOD.

                  It is illegal to write down classified information from memory on an insecure system.

                  The level of classification does not matter. Though there were several hundred top secret documents and a half a dozen top secret code word only documents.

                  The Obama administration actually considered prosecuting a journalist merely for possessing classified information that he received from a government source.

                  1. But Hillary transferred files from an insecure system – which was the government system, which is leaky as a sieve – to a secure system which was her system which only she had access to.

                    And you can’t blame her.

                    After Snowden and Chelsea Manning. And probably a lot of others we don’t know about.

                    Why would you trust government servers with your secrets?

                    1. “But Hillary transferred files from an insecure system – which was the government system, which is leaky as a sieve – to a secure system which was her system which only she had access to.”

                      False – where do you come up with this complete idiocy ?

                      The classified information that ended up in Hillaries bathroom email server, came from inside a SCIF

                      Secure compartmentalized information facility. these are locked areas containing classified information. Sometimes on paper, sometimes on computer. Sometimes on government networks – networks that are NOT connected to the internet.
                      A SCIF is controlled by an FSO – who checks everything going in and out of the SCIF – Cell phones, camera’s etc do not go in.
                      And nothing but people come out.

                      Most SCIF’s are rooms. But at the top of large government agencies – a SCIF can be an entire floor.

                      The Secretary of State has two independent offices on different floors – one inside the SCIF and one outside.

                      The US government secure networks are very rarely compromised.
                      I am not aware of foreign agents ever accessing the State departments secure network.
                      We KNOW that atleast one foreign power – probably China was reading Clinton’s emails from her bathroom server in real time.

                      This is not secret – it was hinted for some time – but the Horowitz report on the Comey investigation confirmed that the FBI was aware that Clinton’s bathroom server had been penetrated by a hostile foreign govenrment.

                      “And you can’t blame her.”
                      Of course I can.

                      “After Snowden and Chelsea Manning.”
                      Both Snowden and Manning did exactly what Clinton did.
                      The transfered classified information from secure systems to insecure ones.

                      As I recall Snowden used USB thumb drives to copy secure content and smugle it out.
                      I beleive that Manning used writeable CD’s.

                      As a result of those breaches US secure systems with writeable removeable media are now rare and tightly controlled.

                      “And probably a lot of others we don’t know about.”
                      Probably not. Have you not heard of Wikileaks ?

                      “Why would you trust government servers with your secrets?”
                      They are not Hillaries secrets, they are the US governments secrets.

                      The government trusted her with them – and she betrayed that trust – not the other way arround.
                      Even the nonclassified material belonged to the government – and she stole it.

      2. “How about Blase -Ford? Lied to a Senate Committee”

        Prove it.

        “I know Senator Grassley, signed a letter …”

        Link to it, and let’s see what it said.

  9. Don’t worry, that valiant fighter for good, Hunter Biden will never be subject to any “red flag” law. These are only for White males and other such scum who cause most of the world’s problems.

    Still wonder why Hunter didn’t vindicate his rights in a tort action for defamation against the New York Post. I can only surmise that he didn’t do so out of magnanimity and kindness.

    antonio

    1. Hunter Biden should sue Trump for defamation for accusing him – in a nationwide debate – of taking a $3.5 million bribe from whoever.

      Johnny Cochran: “If it’s not at all true, you have to sue.”

      I would like to think the Bidens are smart enough to know if you do something that crooked, you’re gonna get caught.

      I want to see lawsuits stack up on Trump like 747s lining up to land at SFO.

      How about a class action lawsuit by the half of America who know he’s a moron?

      1. @benjamin

        “Still wonder why Hunter didn’t vindicate his rights in a tort action for defamation against the New York Post”.

        Didn’t expect a reply. Being a leftist means never saying you are sorry or having to explain. You are fighting for justice and that is enough.

        antonio

      2. BMM

        Almost every one of your posts deals with the past.

        Trying looking through the windshield and not just in the rearview mirror.

        Plus, try not to let Trump thoughts dominate your day.

        1. No my posts are about the future.

          About Biden having a vision to Make America Great Again and actually acting on it, and not just parading around in stupid red hat and talking a load of BS and accomplishing nothing.

          I’m just glad America has a future.

          The proposal to install 500,000 EV chargers by 2030 is EXACTLY what Biden should be working toward.

          Here is my email to the Secretary of Energy.

          I also Tweeted Elon Musk and Gavin Newsom and others with a similar pitch.

          Jennifer Granholm
          Secretary of Energy
          Washington DC

          4-4-21

          Madame Secretary

          Hello from the Malibu, where there are probably more Teslas and chargers per capita than just about anywhere else.

          I have pestered everyone from the editors of Wired to Gavin Newsom and President Biden with an idea that you might consider.

          Since Biden is calling for 500,000 EV charging stations across the country by 2030 how about converting 20th Century drive in theaters with 21st Century technology and turn them into electric car charging stations?

          Both existing theaters still operating, and bringing others back from the dead – like the Skyview in my hometown of Santa Cruz (RIP)

          Looking around California there are operating drive in theaters in San Jose, Paramount, Barstow, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria and other locations that are perfect: In the middle of population density but close to major highways and equidistant between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, or Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.

          Or how about the Ford (!) Drive In Theater in Dearborn, Michigan: https://www.forddrivein.com/

          Location, location, location.

          The spaces and some of the infrastructure are already there.

          Put as many chargers in there as are thought necessary based on demand.

          Although I am pretty sure that ICE stinkpots are going the way of the dodo and America will be all electric sooner than we know.

          Citizens pay to charge by the day and are on their way.

          Or charge by night under the moonlight while they watch a 2 – 3 hour movie.

          Groovy!

          Would be cool to bring back drive in theaters. They were fun when I was a kid.

          And I believe there’s gonna be billions of dollars eagerly made available for the conversions?

          Save the American family while saving the planet.

          Just a thought.

          Congratulations on your new position.

          Interesting times.

          Ben

          1. BMM

            Jennifer told me how happy she was to get your email.

            Said that you filled in that great big policy hole in her life.

            Elon was similarly appreciative of your communications and said that he will put you in his will.

            1. I also sent Nancy Pelosi a custom crossword puzzle for her 80th birthday.

              She wrote me a nice thank you note, which was nice, but it took a while.

              These people are extremely busy cleaning up the mess left behind by Trump and are likely to be busy for quite some time.

              Hopefully they see these communications and it would be nice to get a response.

              Elon announced recently they are adding 100 chargers at Harris Ranch and he’s also building a big charging station in Santa Monica with a 50s-style diner and maybe even a drive in theater.

              It would be nice if he would buy the Capitol Drive in in San Jose or the Sunset Drive in off the 101 in San Luis Obispo and use them for a test case.

              To see if a drive in theater alchemized with EV charging stations would be functional and economical.

              Within 20 years or less there are going to be millions of electric cars on the road, and they are going to need every charger they can get.

          2. Excellent idea!

            Some of the old 80’s overdeveloped (and now empty) strip malls would also work around the country, albeit not as cool as the old drive in space. Especially since i have a feeling drive ins may have a comeback on the back end of the covid protocols.

            EB

            1. It is a good idea and if you look at a lot of drive in theaters on Google Maps you will see they are perfectly located, located, located.

              Covid might be the final knife in the heart of indoor theaters – which were going the way of the dinosaur and the dodo and Blockbuster and Barnes and Noble anyway – but it would be cool if the EV revolution also brought back a resurgence of drive in theaters.

              Anyone who was a kid during the 50s and 60s remembers how much fun it was to go to drive ins with the family, or later to snog chicks.

              So how about revitalizing a 20th Century fun phenomenon with 21st Century tech?

              Tesla just added a whopping 100 Super Chargers to Harris Ranch and Musk is proposing a giant super charger station in Santa Monica.

              Within 20 years or less there will be millions of electric cars on the road as the stinkpot goes the way of the the dinosaur and the dodo and Blockbuster and Barnes and Noble.

              The world is going to need all 500,000 of those Super Chargers and then some.

              Put them in drive in theaters.

              It is a good idea.

    1. Here is what is important about gun rights. Under the Second Amendment we have the right to arm bears

  10. It is perfect time for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the constant attacks on the second amendment

    1. Naw, let the mass murders continue.

      It’s mostly ignorant proles getting gunned down anyway, and who needs them?

      The world is overpopulated by a factor of eight, and all these mass shootings might make a dent in that problem.

      1. @benjamin

        It’s mostly ignorant proles getting gunned down anyway, and who needs them?

        I’m disappointed! Thoughts leftists loved everybody particularly the downtrodden. What am I missing?

        It is your precious pets (blacks) who despite consisting of only 12% of the population, commit 56% of all homicides in the US (and mostly against other blacks). Surely, you wold want to protect them.

        antonio

    2. Make it subject to the same regulations as abortion: waiting periods, mandatory lectures, …

  11. No longer necessary to use redundant descriptors like “left wing” or “lying ” media.

    We all know that what the media is.

    1. The media are intelligent, educated professionals dedicated to uncovering the truth, but have to suffer jibes and japes from proles like you.

      Well maybe not Fox or Breitbart or OANanistic, but the good media: CNN, New York Times, New Yorker, etc.

      1. “Well maybe not Fox or Breitbart or OANanistic, but the good media: CNN, New York Times, New Yorker, etc”
        **********************
        So the “good” NYT runs with a story that says Gaetz asked for a blanket presidential pardon but doesn’t bother to ask the President at the time if it’s true. Boy, they are so good, they’re rotten.

      2. BMM

        Seems that you follow media that likes to lie to its readers (AKA playing their readers for chumps).

        And some of them make you pay to be lied to!!!

        Guess that makes you a media john.

      3. “The media are intelligent, educated professionals dedicated to uncovering the truth”

        No, they’re not. Obama’s staff knew it and they manipulated reporters regularly.

        ““The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns,” Rhodes said. “That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.” Rhodes, like much of the media he spins, is a well-educated member of the upper middle class. He is a product of the same progressive cultural and ideological milieu, and he thus has keen instincts for what he can get away with—and no shame about revealing it.”

        https://www.city-journal.org/html/new-know-nothings-14585.html

        1. Oh there’s lots of good writing and reporting being done out there. Just have to seperate the wheat from the chaff.

          Find the gold nuggets of truth within all the BS.

          I hold up The New Yorker as the gold standard.

          David Remnick is one of the best political writers, and he’s no starry-eyed, twenty-something Millennial.

          Anthony Lane is the best movie reviewer.

          There’s good work being done out there if you know where to look.

          But more BS than ever because of social media.

          Just gotta be smart enough to figure it out for yourself.

      4. The media (ironically) overlooked the most chilling, Orwellian revelation of the Ben Rhodes controversy
        NY Times’ Rhodes feature shows the manufacturing of consent Chomsky warned about has soared to chilling new heights
        ———

        “Yet a closer read shows that there is a much more important, and chilling, revelation to be drawn from the Times story, and the Iran deal is only one small part of it.

        David Samuels’ May 5 article, “The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama’s Foreign-Policy Guru,” is a kind of case study of the relationship between the U.S. government and media in the 21st century — a relationship that should be antagonistic, but is instead more and more cozy.

        The piece offers a detailed look into a brave new world of journalism, one comprised of reporters who are ever-dwindling in number, and who are increasingly ignorant, rushed and susceptible to dexterous government spin campaigns — what some might call public relations, and what others might call propaganda.

        The line between PR and propaganda has always been a thin one. When a government is involved, this is doubly true. What is most dangerous of all is when this line is thin between the government and the press.”

        https://www.salon.com/2016/05/11/the_media_ironically_overlooked_the_most_chilling_orwellian_revelation_of_the_ben_rhodes_controversy/

  12. Is CNN still based in Georgia? Hmm, no kidding.

    Also, not sure what it is about these words that the statists do not understand: “…the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

  13. Okay okay Hunter Biden is a screwup. So what? It happens.

    All y’all are a buncha know nothing screwups, but should that reflect badly on your fathers and families?

    No.

    Hunter Biden isn’t president.

    Joe Biden is.

    Joe Biden matters.

    Hunter Biden is a sideshow of a sideshow.

    Stay classy. Stop being petty.

    1. BMM:

      “All y’all are a buncha know nothing screwups, but should that reflect badly on your fathers and families?

      No.

      Hunter Biden isn’t president.

      Joe Biden is.

      Joe Biden matters.
      **********************

      Oh, so the son of the President is subject to blackmail by a foreign power but to our wind-fueled brain surfer dude it’s “not worked, man.” For a super genius, you’re awfully naive. (Pssst naive is nice for “dumb”).

      1. Hunter Biden isn’t subject to blackmail by a foreign power, no more than Trump is subject to blackmail by a foreign power.

        It’s highly likely Russia had kompromat on Trump, why else would he kiss Russia’s ass and try to sweettalk them back into the G7 while Trudeau and
        Merkl and the rest snickered in their sleeves?

        All of Hunter’s dirty laundry is out and hanging, so he can’t be blackmailed.

        He’s a troubled screwup. So what?

        And if they were going to blackmail him, that would have happened during the election.

        And it doesn’t matter what Hunter Biden is subject to. He’s not the president.

        1. Ben, Turley throws out the name Hunter the way he used Hillary’s name, anything to get his base up and bothered.

          1. Yes, he uses mentions of Hunter, Jennifer Rubin, Sally Yates, Erik Loomis, Eric Swallwel to jingle the packages of the mutants who’ll froth at the mouth of just the mention of their names. It’s quite Pavlovian, actually.

            EB

    2. @benjamin

      Hunter Biden isn’t president.

      Joe Biden is.

      Joe Biden matters.

      True enough, but why defend Hunter Biden to the umpteenth degree then? Just maybe, maybe what is contained on that laptop will lead to good old St. Joe and that’s what worries you.

      antonio

      1. IF there was anything on that laptop it would have come out during the election.

        Wasn’t that laptop in the possession of Giuliani?

        Why would he hold back?

        He wouldn’t.

        It’s a big nothing. More of the smokescreen of lies that didn’t work.

        Hunter might have had the bad taste to take naked photos of himself with hookers and that’s just tacky and embarrassing and sad.

        But that’s all it is.

        Biden is too smart to get dirty.

        He knows he would be caught, and some people are just honest, believe it or not.

        A foreign concept in Latin America, I know, but a lot of white folks live by that.

        It’s called “integrity.”

        𝐼𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑔𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑑.

        1. “On Hunter’s laptop he had his own profile on porn site Pornhub where there was content of him in bed with two woman with a small dog nearby. Hunter photographed and filmed himself, often with two prostitutes at a time, in explicit videos”

          ‘A shocking photo obtained from Hunter’s laptop shows his badly damaged and worn down teeth – also known as ‘meth mouth’ – as he sits in a dentist chair’

          https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9445105/What-Hunter-Biden-left-tell-memoir-revealed.html

          1. Okay he’s a screwup. So what?

            I just read some of the text exchanges between Joe and Hunter.

            Joe is a good father concerned about his wayward son and trying to help.

            Hunter is a screwup. I know lots of them.

            I live in Malibu and the children of wealthy and/or famous people tend to be troubled.

            It’s a shame, but good that it didn’t detour Biden’s ascent to the presidency.

        2. @benjamin

          There you go slandering Latins again. What kind of liberal are you?? You are going to lose your “good liberal” card and soon.

          And if were a good, complaint, bi@@h and moan Hispanic you would be ki@@ing my a@@ by now in an attempt to suck up.

          antonio

          1. I’m too northern European to like Latin America.

            I like Norway: Clean, properly populated, prosperous, frugal, thrifty, smart, just.

            Just over 5 million people, filthy stinking rich on oil and gas, largest sovereign wealth fund in the world, subsidized education and medicine, 98% renewable electrical grid.

            Venezuela is sitting on similar resources, but it’s a basketcase of a country.

            I’ve been to Mexico and Panama and Brazil and Spain and Portugal and there’s just a lack of integrity that runs through all those places.

            Show me a Hispanic or Latin American country that isn’t an overpopulated, bankrupt, screwed-up mess.

            Sorry, just the truth.

            1. Show me a Hispanic or Latin American country that isn’t an overpopulated, bankrupt, screwed-up mess.

              Sorry, just the truth.

              Is that you President Trump?? You must be running for President again. You are practicing your political speak.

              You did a great job in cleaning up “Manure Hole country”

              1. Well hate to agree with Trump on this, but he was right about certain “shithole countries.”

                How can Venezuela be sitting on perhaps the largest reserve of oil in the world and be incapable of keeping toilet paper on the shelves?

                304 billion proven barrels X $59 = $17,936,000,000,000

                That’s sheer, dunderheaded, corrupt incompetence.

                Embarrassing to us all as humans.

                Norway handles it beautifully.

                Why is it all Latin American countries are hopelessly overpopulated, corrupt, bankrupt – from the Phillipines to Spain.

                Hmmm?

              2. If Latin America is shut a s@@thole, why do you and your ilk support mass, unlimited immigration and multiculturalism? I assimilated to this country, support none of the multicult agenda.

                antonio

                1. No one supports unlimited immigration. America doesn’t have the capacity to absorb all of the world’s problems.

                  There are legal ways to get into the United States, but they are difficult.

                  I married a Russian girl and went through all that and it was the most precise, careful thing I have ever done.

                  California is overpopulated by a factor of 8.

                  America is overpopulated by a factor of 8.

                  The world is overpopulated by a factor of 8 – with a few exceptions: Norway and New Zealand have a nice balance.

                  Overpopulation is what drives tends of thousands of Central Americans to cross the natural and human perils of Mexico in hopes of a decent life in a country that is sane and just.

                  California deals with its immigrant population pretty well. There are jobs here, and a decent life.

                  But it has to be done legally, and it’s not.

                  1. A. California is overpopulated by a factor of 8.
                    B. California deals with its immigrant population pretty well. There are jobs here, and a decent life.

                    These are the people telling us how smart they are.

                    1. Both of those statements are true.

                      The population of California has increased 1100 people a day every day for the last 60 years. That is why California has power outages and water shortages and high cost of living and high taxes and bad traffic and a homeless problem.

                      If California only had three million people like Iowa it would be a paradise. It would be like Norway. Extremely rich and properly populated.

                      Los Angeles County alone has three times more people than Iowa

                      But California is also an agricultural powerhouse which needs half a million to a million workers every year.

                      And immigrants also do a lot of the jobs that white people don’t want to do anymore. Working in restaurants. Cleaning cars.

                      Both of those statements are true.

                    2. “The population of California has increased 1100 people a day every day for the last 60 years. That is why California has power outages and water shortages and high cost of living and high taxes and bad traffic and a homeless problem.”

                      Nope. Texas has a population that is 3/4 of California’s. It does not have water shortages – it provides power to the rest of the country and had no difficulty with power except during a once in 100 years cold snap – and then only breifly
                      Texas’s population has been increasing by 1.25% on average every year for decades.
                      California’s population has not increased by more than 0.5% in 5 years (probably much longer) and had no increase in 2019 and declined from 2019 to 2020.
                      Texas has no income tax, CA has a 7.75% income tax.
                      Texas’s state budget is nearly exactly half that of CA, and per capita state spending is 3/5 that of CA
                      CA’s Cost of living index is 151 overall and 126 for groceries.
                      TX’s is 91.5 and 89.5 respectively

                      The US average is 100. Cost of living in CA is more than 50% higher than TX.
                      Only Hawaii has a higher cost of living that CA. While TX has near the lowest cost of living in the country.

                      “If California only had three million people like Iowa it would be a paradise. It would be like Norway. Extremely rich and properly populated.”

                      California’s median family income is 75K, Iowas is 60K – Iowan’s have a 50% lower cost of living and are already living on average atleast as well as californian’s.

                      “Los Angeles County alone has three times more people than Iowa”
                      Yup – and Los Angeles has a crime rate higher than 87% of US cities and far higher than Iowa.

                      “But California is also an agricultural powerhouse which needs half a million to a million workers every year.”
                      California’s Agricultural production is 50B/year – 13.5% of that of the US.
                      Iowa is 2nd In the US – behind CA with 27.5B – 7.5% of the US,
                      Nebraska is 3rd with almost 6% of US production.

                      Nebraska and IA produce as much food for the US as CA with a tiny fraction of the number of people.
                      Nor do either appear to need millions of illegal immigrants each year.

                      Regardless, If CA can not produce without illegal hiring – then it should not.
                      We should not be condoning crime.

                      This is one of the real stupidities of the left – you want to allow illegals immigrants into the country.
                      You want them to have jobs. But you have made it a crime for employers to legally hire them.

                      If as you say – illegal immigrants are necessary – then eliminate the criminalization of both the immigrants and those who hire them.

                      The least you could do is not drown in hypocracy.

                      BTW the TOTAL illegal immigrant population in CA is 2.5M (and declining since 2014)
                      There are not 1M illlegals coming to CA each year.

                      Total US illegal immigrant population has been stable at about 10.7M for over a decade – atleast until 2021.
                      While as many as 1M illegal immigrants crossed the border in some years – there were almost equal numbers of deportations.

                      Regardless until 2021 there has been no significant net gain of illegal immigrants in the US.
                      Though there HAS been enormous and varying levels of illegal imigration at our southern border.

                      Conversely the US has about 1M LEGAL immigrants per year – nearly all coming from Asia.

                      “And immigrants also do a lot of the jobs that white people don’t want to do anymore. Working in restaurants. Cleaning cars.”

                      So ? Amoung other reasons illegal immigrants work for significantly less pay than citizens and legal immigrants.

                      Your claimed CA agricultural dominance is not sustainable without massive below minimum wage labor, and massively subsidized water.

                2. “I assimilated to this country, support none of the multicult agenda.”

                  Glad to know that you only eat “American” food. Personally, I love Italian food, Thai food, Ethiopian food, Chinese food, Mexican food, …

            2. @benjamin

              I am well aware of the problems of Latin America and neither gloss over or romanticize the area. But what is interesting is your ilk are the ones that generally support unlimited mass immigration and multiculturalism. I am Latin but support none of those just mentioned.

              Makes no sense. Have you ever thought that maybe you just s@@k at being a leftist?

              antonio

              1. I don’t know anyone who supports unlimited mass immigration. Name and quote someone who supports unlimited mass immigration.

                What’s wrong with multiculturalism? I love different kinds of food, different kinds of art, watching foreign films, learning other languages, traveling in other countries, … It’s possible to appreciate one’s heritage and also appreciate the US. You don’t have to choose between them.

              2. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m not a leftist. I’m a hoverist.

                That’s a level above left and right and hopefully many levels above the blind stupidity of the increasingly ignorant average American.

                I understand how the world works and why it doesn’t work and I guarantee I have seen more of it than you.

              3. John say says, “ Nope. Texas has a population that is 3/4 of California’s. It does not have water shortages – it provides power to the rest of the country and had no difficulty with power except during a once in 100 years cold snap – and then only breifly”

                Texas does not provide power to the rest of the country. Texas has its own independent power grid. It is the primary reason why it couldn’t import power from other states. It had difficulty precisely because it could not import power from better protected systems elsewhere.

                1. “Texas does not provide power to the rest of the country.”
                  False.

                  Are you ever tired of being wrong ?

                  You spend too much time listening to MSNBC or something.

                  I was briefly part of a company that sold “green” power from Texas in other states.

                  There are power grids all over the country, they are also interconnected. TX has muliple DC interconnects as well as VFT’s and on AC interconnect. It is tied to Mexico, the Eastern interconnection – which supplies most of the South. As well as the western interconnect.
                  Texas’s power grid is not “inferior to other states”

                  “Texas leads the nation in wind-powered generation and produced about 28% of all the U.S. wind-powered electricity in 2019. Texas wind turbines have produced more electricity than both of the state’s nuclear power plants since 2014.
                  Texas produces more electricity than any other state, generating almost twice as much as Florida, the second-highest electricity-producing state.”

                  Texas even exports electricity to Mexico.

                  The fundimental issue that TX had recently was a once in 100 years cold snap. Most of texas – not just the power grid, is designed assuming that temperatures below 40F are rare and only last briefly.

                  Just to be clear – design rules such as these exist in EVERY state and region – buildings in most of the united states are not designed to cope with earthquakes as serious earthquakes are rare in much of the country.

                  Every single state in the country will fail if presented with conditions outside its 100yr event based design criteria.

                  It does not usually make economic sense to design for events that only happen once every 100 years. The cost to deal with a 100yr event is higher than the damage it causes most of the time.

                  CA has had continuous power problems for decades – CA has a failing electrical system – it is incapable of dealing with NORMAL occurances within the state

                  1. California has 40 million people. That is 1/8th the population of the entire country.

                    The population of California has increased 1100 people per day every day for 60 years. The grid cannot keep up with that kind of growth.

                    That is why California has power shortages.

                    If California had 30 million people like Texas, California would not have power shortages

                    If Texas had 40 million people, like California Texas would have power shortages.

                    1. “California has 40 million people. That is 1/8th the population of the entire country.”
                      Closer to 1/9th.

                      “The population of California has increased 1100 people per day every day for 60 years.”
                      Wrong we have been over that already. Please check your data. Californias growth has been declining for a long time – it has been slower than the rest of the country for some time. And last year it turned negative – CA had a net loss of people.

                      “The grid cannot keep up with that kind of growth.”
                      Of course it can – CA’s growth over the last couple of decades has been SLOWER than the rest of the country – and the rest of the country has managed fine.

                      “That is why California has power shortages.”
                      Nope. CA has power shortages for a large number of reasons ALL of which are bad government.

                      “If California had 30 million people like Texas, California would not have power shortages”
                      So merely the change from 30 to 40M people broke CA.

                      The US has 350M people – why is it not failing all over ?

                      “If Texas had 40 million people, like California Texas would have power shortages.”
                      Nope.

                      This is your idea of logic ? 40M people is a magic fail number ?
                      PA and NY combined have more people that CA in about the same land area.
                      Why aren’t they failing ?
                      In fact PA not only generates all its own Power but a substantial portion of that for NY and NJ and MD.

                      I suspect PA generates far more power than CA does,
                      and PA electric rates are 1/2 of CA’s.

        3. “IF there was anything on that laptop it would have come out during the election.”

          Yes it would have had Joe and Hunter Biden not been being protected. Remember the New York Post story was censored and hidden by Twitter and Social Media Tech? Remember “intelligence officials” signing a letter swearing it was “Russian disinformation”? Hunter sat there in his recent book tour interviews lying about whether or not he was missing a laptop – a MacBookPro to be exact. He said not that he knew of. Liar. Just like his Daddy.

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