Just a Cringe? Where is the outrage?


© 2020 Jim Spence - Democrat U.S. House Representative James Clyburn admitted that he “cringed” when he saw the video of Joe Biden lecturing black people while making an appearance on a national radio show last week.
Why would Clyburn cringe at something a candidate he is planning on campaigning for said? It is because Biden went so far in his condescension towards black voters that he actually said any African American voter who might be weighing his or her voting options (Trump or Biden), “Ain’t Black.”
It is curious that James Clyburn was not angry. Instead he was merely cringing like we have all done when our child does something juvenile that embarrasses us. Clyburn should have been seething with anger, but he wasn’t, simply because he is part of a large group of black Democrats who live off the block vote that Biden was desperately trying to keep in the proverbial, "take that block vote for granted," corral.
That the following people are not black is news to them: Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Herman Cain, Star Parker, Clarence Thomas, Dr. Benjamin Carson, Larry Elder, Armstrong Williams, Alan Keyes, Alveda King, Burgess Owens, Condoleezza Rice, Tim Scott, Shelby Steele, Alan West…..you get the idea. You can bet they are all weighing their personal voting options. Additionally, none of the men and women listed above, would ever dawn a phony “black accent,” when addressing a primarily black audience to demonstrate their “authenticity.” Yet we have many video tapes of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and even Barrack Obama doing so.
At some point the Democrat’s blatant con job on America’s black community will stop. Instead of the lies taught in our mostly corrupt public-school systems, all American children will be taught the truth about our country. And the truth is this: While our nation has its flaws, we live in the most tolerant and open society on earth. While we Americans are constantly getting lectured by the British Broadcasting Co. and other entities in Europe about racial intolerance, nobody seems to have ever gotten around to asking these lecturers on tolerance why the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Greece, Germany, Belgium, or anywhere else in European Union have NEVER elected a black as prime minister or president. The same goes for Japan, China, or Russia. Talk is cheap and race baiting is stale.
Recently, American “reporters” of Asian descent have been openly attacking Trump because he is constantly reminding the press the coronavirus was unleashed on the world by China. Apparently, it is OK in the minds of Trump-hating reporters for the Democrats running the higher education systems to intentionally limit the number of Asian-Americans admitted to the top universities, but it is racist when Trump reminds us of how we got into this virus mess that is killing so many people.
Here is the truth about race in America. Democrats constantly drum up racial paranoia for political advantage in our country. But Joe Biden is so plagued by dementia he has forgotten the do’s and don’ts of “playing the race card.” The proper way to play the race card is to infer all whites who don’t vote Democrat are supremacists. This is how you divide our society by color. The improper way to play the race card is to be openly condescending of black people who are weighing their vote carefully. That is why James Clyburn cringed. Biden was manipulating black voters improperly instead of doing it properly.
Biden is an old 78. He does not remember the playbook of Democrats who have dominated places like my hometown of Baltimore, as well as Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, and many other cities. In these places voters have elected no other candidates except Democrats, for generations. In St. Louis where ten black people were shot and four killed over the weekend, voters have not selected a Republican mayor since 1949. Still the Democrat mayor of St. Louis was lamenting the lack of social distancing in the Ozarks over the weekend, instead of lamenting the horrific black-on-black crime under her watch. In Chicago where black-on-black violence is a plague, voters have not chosen a Republican mayor since 1931.
Let us be clear. Democrats, including Joe Biden, define black voters as their property. “You belong to us, or you ain’t Black,” is the cringe worthy interpretation of what Joe Biden said last week.
Donald Trump is willing to compete for the black vote and his poll numbers in the black community are soaring. This reality scares the hell out of Democrats who thought they held title to the minds of those human beings.
Who knew that blacks are NOT all the "same?"

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If Trump is for it, they are against it

© 2020 Jim Spence - America is morphing before our very eyes. It isn't pretty. There is no professional basketball, hockey, baseball, or golf. The Coca Cola 600 was run in Charlotte in front of nobody last week. Horses are racing at Churchill Downs and other large venues, However, there are no fans there. Schools have been closed for months and nobody seems to know when or how they will reopen. Everywhere you in go in America, businesses are closed. If they are open, people are wearing masks. Sorry folks, that is not my America. Is everyone ready to settle for this?
When you think about the images we have seen from Asia over the years, particularly China, masks have been a way of life there. Why?
The air is shamelessly dirty in China. Additionally, most public places, including transportation facilities, eateries, and shopping areas in China are notoriously unsanitary. Coronavirus is not the first disease originating in China that has spread to the west and done serious damage. However, Wuhan Coronavirus does seem to be the most contagious.
Given the misinformation that came from the World Health Organization, after its “experts” visited China to check out the seriousness of the virus, everybody is mad as hell at both the W.H.O. and the Chinese Communist government. Back in early January, the W.H.O. announced that the virus could NOT be transmitted from human-to-human. That is tantamount to "health experts" saying that stage four cancer is not serious. Leaked memos out of China make it clear that the Xi dictatorship made a conscious decision to mislead the world about the virus. Was the spread of the virus allowed intentionally, or simply downplayed? Nobody knows because the Chinese dictatorship lies about everything. Many nations are furious with China. Some are suing. The damages are in the trillions.
Oddly, while almost everyone is unhappy with China and the W.H.O. the American Democrats are now DEFENDING the CHINESE DICTATORSHIP. Simply put, Democrats are scrambling to jumble up the American voting public’s understanding of how irresponsibly the Chinese behaved from the outset of this pandemic. It is all part of their latest scheme to win in November.
It is important to put what the Democrats have been doing about the virus in context. Since the election outcome in 2016, and even before, Democrat’s visceral hatred of Donald Trump has been off the charts, resulting in increasingly bizarre behavior. So much did Democrats hate Trump, the Obama gang used bogus information manufactured by Hillary Clinton and the DNC to manipulate the judicial system into allowing the FBI and CIA to do electronic surveillance of the GOP. This conduct is Nixonian, because like Richard Nixon, Barack Obama was so obsessed with his perceived enemies he went so far as to use the machinery of the federal government to sabotage the candidacy (and then the presidency) of his opponent.
Democrats have gone from being merely overly obsessed with their dislike of Trump, to embracing uncontrolled hatred and rage.
When independent investigations of Russian collusion allegations showed that the Democrat's contrived narratives were totally bogus, and their scam failed, they went straight to the Ukrainian scam/impeachment proceedings. Of course this scam failed too. In fact, it backfired. Trump's poll numbers surged as the public saw through the dirty tactics of Pelosi, Schumer, and Co..
It seems that whatever Trump is for…..Democrats now feel pathologically compelled to be against. A columnist at The Nation suggested last week that we should all vote for Biden, even if it turned out he assaulted female aides and ate babies. Really?
A recent poll showed that 36% of Americans would be "less likely" to get vaccinated for protection against the virus, if Trump spoke favorably about such a vaccination. That 36% segment, is actually roughly the size of the Democratic Party within the American electorate.
This week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo began a new anti-Trump rant narrative based on something very stupid. Over and over Cuomo said, "European virus." He said it more than a half a dozen times at one of his press conferences. It was for effect. What effect?
It would seem Andrew Cuomo now thinks because Trump has continued to point out the fact that thousands of people have died because of all the deceptive ways China mislead the world about the virus, if he (Cuomo) simply keeps calling it a "European" virus instead, and other Democrats and pals in the media repeat it, the utterances will eventually negate the fact that the virus originated in Wuhan, China.
This sort of behavior goes beyond dirty politics. It is downright odd.
The insanity goes on and on. Trump announced during one of his press briefings this week that he is taking Hydroxychloroquine as a virus inhibitor. The facts are clear. There have been many studies suggesting the drug can inhibit Coronavirus, just as it inhibits malaria. However, despite the fact the drug has been approved as safe for human beings for decades, the Democrats have collectively decided as a political party, to pretend Trump is crazy for taking this drug, because it is suddenly and almost mystically "unsafe" and therefore risky. From the top to the bottom of the Democratic Party, and with the media chiming in to assist, progressives behave like parrots pretending that Trump’s doctor, who prescribed this drug that is taken routinely all around the world, is engaging in blatant medical malpractice.
Again, the context of all this is critical. If Trump is for anything, there is a pathological need for Democrats to be against it. This is unhealthy. Especially for those wanting to get on with life instead of raging all the time.
We are at a strange moment in global history. China has now proven itself a danger to virtually every citizen in every nation on earth. There is an URGENT need for MAJOR changes in China. This fact is irrefutable, and it goes hand in hand with most dictatorships. China’s gross misconduct towards the global community has destroyed life as billions of people knew it. They are bullies.
It is remarkable that Trump was actually feuding with the Chinese and their one-way trade policies long before the Chinese dictatorship either intentionally or negligently poisoned the world. Surely if police detectives were investigating the spread of the virus as a crime, there would be no nation with a greater “motive” to hurt America....than China.
Oddly, because Trump has pulled no punches with the W.H.O. or China, Democrats have decided to "defend" China and the W.H.O. In their strange world, Democrats now think if they are successful in protecting China, they can shift blame to Europe and eventually to Trump.
Make no mistake Democrats want to con voters into blaming TRUMP for China's gross misconduct. However, like the failed Russian collusion scam, the failed impeachment scam, and Democrat’s notorious rejections of travel bans and social distancing guidelines at the outset of the pandemic, attempting to dupe the independent segment of the voting public on China will not work either.
So.....while 36% of Americans may well refuse a virus vaccination to protect themselves if Trump speaks positively about it, that still leaves 64% of America that is not quite that dumb.....let alone so obviously and pathologically obsessed with hatred they will do dangerous things.
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If you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth

© 2020 Jim Spence - My father was a trial lawyer. He loved to go to court. And he often defended criminals who were guilty as sin or argued for dubious personal injury claims.
It is no secret that most lawyers are relatively clever people. They are trained in law schools all over the nation to argue in favor of things they do not actually believe. Twisting the minds of juries, is the ultimate goal of any lawyer who represents a client who has a weak case based on the “facts” and the “truth.”
Clearly most lawyers embrace the mindset of the ancient Roman Governor of Judea, Pontius Pilate. Pilate asked of Jesus when he was brought before the governor, “What is truth?” Pilate did not ask what is “the” truth? Instead, he asked, what "is" truth? It was a very cynical question, indicating that Pilate believed there are always more than one valid version of the “truth.” This indicates Pilate felt the idea of "truth" was so malleable, the term itself, was a misnomer.
The beauty of governing Judea for Pilate was that “truth” was whatever Rome said it was. And by proxy, Pilate himself, thanks to his appointment by the emperor of Rome, could unilaterally decide truth, and take any action he deemed necessary for the benefit of the state, based on his arbitrary findings.
Until recently, Americans, living in a free nation, with democratically elected governors, and constitutional protections, enjoyed a life where it was more difficult for a would-be Pontius Pilate to simply issue edicts that have the same effect as “law,” without first persuading legislatures to pass laws.
Fortunately for those making an effort to be intellectually honest, history is replete with famously truthful men and women who understood the dangers of all power seeking politicians who are adept at peddling falsehoods disguised as truth. Ardent free-market capitalist Ayn Rand comes to mind as being in this camp, as do two famous socialists, Mahatma Gandhi and George Orwell, who also understood how oppression though manipulation works.
It is telling that we can readily find a capitalist and two socialists who were both able to produce profoundly wise observations on the importance of assigning virtue to facts and truth. All three were witnesses to ways in which the state used the media to produce propaganda and manipulate facts to produce the desired political outcomes.
In response to a cynical reporter who was commenting on the difficulty of overcoming the vast powers of the state to suppress facts, Mahatma Gandhi said, "Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.” It was Gandhi’s way of reminding the reporter that even if the vast majority of the public is deluded, this does not alter the truth.
George Orwell said, when commenting on the astonishing power contained in state sponsored propaganda, “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
It is naive to think these processes, which are fundamental to power seeking human beings, are not present all around us.
In America, while the details of how journalism schools influence students these days are endless, it is a pity that from the top of management to bottom level reporters, the news media is a business that is 70% political advocacy and 30% show business. For several decades media outlets such as CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, have abandoned best practices in journalism. Instead of a honest search to determine and report only facts, these organizations routinely follow pre-determined narratives and produce infomercials for Democrats.
Alternatively, in recognition of a neglected market, based on narrative based infomercial operations at CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, Fox News pounced on the under-served GOP segment more than twenty years ago. The market was wide open and Fox grabbed half the viewers.
This begs many questions for independents. In this polarized advocacy and show biz-based media environment: 1) What is the truth? 2) How do we sort out news coverage for facts when Fox presents one version and CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post present a total contradiction?
Tearing human minds to pieces and putting those minds together again in new shapes of the media outlet's choosing ALSO means engaging in selective reporting. The omitting of stories that cannot be easily modified is a common practice associated with producing infomercials.
Take the recent fiasco this week related to Joe Biden’s comments on black voters. Biden said, “If you have a problem figuring out if you’re for me or for Trump, you ain’t black.”
Many of the news outlets (except Fox) simply omitted reporting on this outrageous statement, which essentially suggests that authentic blacks are a one-size-fits-all group of monolithic thinkers. Biden was indicating he thought, real black Americans are 100% ALIKE when it comes to political philosophy and vote casting. It was such a condescending statement it could not be made to fit the pro-Biden narrative. So, CNN, NBC, NPR, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post mostly omitted coverage or worked feverishly after the fact, to mitigate the implications.
The independent thinker must survey a wide range of reports rather than look to the same biased news sources dominating the American media landscape. In previous columns, it has been suggested that Donald Trump will capture an unusually large portion of the black vote that will spell doom for Democrats. As many black voters, like other independent voters, seek the truth through the surveying of multiple news media outlets, many will reject Biden's atrocious stereotyping of an entire race. Nobody has to "like" Trump to understand the dangers of those who try to control voters like Biden.
Several fundamental facts emerge from this discussion. The most important are these: 1) The vast majority of lawyers are like Pilate. They will vote for Joe Biden, 2) If you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.
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Consenting Adults

© 2020 Jim Spence - It is a strange world. Doctors in the trenches, as well as bureaucrats with medical licenses, are taking questions from the press during virus briefings. Practicing physicians are livid, because they are feeling increasingly pressured to declare Coronavirus as cause-of-death on certificates of patients who are merely suspected of having the virus. This is true even when their patients also had very serious underlying medical conditions. This has rendered all statistics being foisted on the public regarding the virus as extremely dubious and suspect. Funeral directors in places like New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota report these deceptions too.

Even many bureaucrats agree they disagree. Bureaucrat Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House Coronavirus Task Force response administrator, was filmed openly challenging bureaucrat Dr. Ray Redford, at the Center for Disease Control Director. These two physician bureaucrats were engaged in a heated conversation when Dr. Birx finally got the last word in. She told Dr. Redfield, “There is nothing from the CDC that I can trust!”

Amen!

In the community of Castle Rock, Colorado, a snitch took video of a crowded restaurant, and called local bureaucratic “authorities.” What followed should become a national symbol for the over-reach of governments all over the country. The Governor of Colorado and the Tri-County Health bureaucracy, which has somehow become a self-appointed dictatorship in the Denver area, ordered the eatery closed.

The video of the C & C breakfast and Korean Kitchen is worth a review. It looked like any other video that might have been taken at any popular eating establishment until recently. The video triggered a dangerous government reaction. It clearly demonstrates as Colorado allegedly wants to "re-open," how governors and health officials remain enamored with having the raw authority to use “emergency powers.” This fondness for unrestrained power retention is destroying the freedoms and financial lives of millions of people.......all under the respectable guise of “saving lives.”

Upon serious contemplation one has to ask, “What is wrong with this picture?”

After considering the video images and all the implications for stolen civil liberties in America, one can only be reminded of the anti-homosexual laws being enforced a generation ago, over the vigorous objections of civil libertarians everywhere. This begs the question, "Where are those civil libertarians now, as governors and local bureaucrats seem hell bent on converting temporary emergency powers into permanent suspensions of the U.S. Constitution?"

The draconian police-state efforts of the governor and bureaucrats in Colorado is clearly anti-freedom more than anything else. Bullying restaurant owners and anyone else daring to offer Americans basic “choices," tramples the concept of letting “CONSENTING ADULTS” alone to live their lives.

People who willingly chose to frequent gay bars used to be stigmatized and bullied. However, these days no governor in his or her right mind, would suggest returning to the enforcement of anti-homosexual laws still on the books, simply because there is a possibility that people engaged in homosexual activity might contract HIV. Closing the local eatery in Castle Rock seems to be the 21st Century equivalent of jailing hotel owners because they know people are engaging in unprotected sex in some of the rooms.

The point here is simple. Dangers associated with the Chinese Coronavirus are no longer new news. After nearly three months of being drowned in dire forecasts, incomplete anti-body data, false records regarding causes of deaths, and the resulting phony fatality rates, Americans are painfully AWARE of the existence of dangers associated with the virus. Every single patron at the Castle Rock eatery already knew about the virus. And no doubt those in the area who fear contracting the virus, would have never even considered going to that establishment to get food. This same freedom of choice applies to the scant traffic volume on cruise ships, trains, buses, cabs, and airplanes these days. Traffic is down, but one can still CHOOSE to fly or ride a train......if one wants to "risk it." Will you get in your car and drive? If you are, you are taking a risk every day. It is called LIFE.

What a contrast. Somehow in America in many locales we have allowed power-hungry authoritarians to destroy our civil liberties and our choices.

Finally, consider the Swedish government’s response to the virus. The Swedes calmly and rationally warned the public to take precautions, without self-appointing themselves as dictatorial nannies indefinitely.

The cost of not demanding the return of basic choices in American life is going continue to produce financial devastation on a massive scale in America. The news media, which has once again presented a false narrative, is lying to us. Suggesting that governments must choose between the physical well-being of the nation or our economic health, is just another brazen lie. Crushing free will and terminating the ability of "consenting adults" to make their own choices, pretends that nothing else factors into our health and well-being, and we are all way too stupid to make our own choices anyway.

Emergency powers that become indefinite is no different than DICTATORSHIP. Eliminating choice options for consenting adults, is what gets done as a matter of routine in places like China, North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, and Cuba. Wake up America. We don’t want to live in those places. We want to live in America, where tolerance and respect for CONSENTING ADULTS having the freedom to make their own choices, is the essence of our liberal culture.
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The Tale of Two Accusers

© 2020 Jim Spence - The emergence of dementia-plagued Joe Biden as the standard bearer for the Democratic Party is perhaps the most bizarre political development in decades. Astonishingly, Biden has been deemed their “best choice,” by Democratic Party primary voters. How can this be when watching Joe Biden attempt to field even the most basic questions from allies in the media has become excruciating. So excruciating is it, we find it totally unbelievable that voters in Democratic Party primaries and all the Democrats in the press, think Biden is qualified to assume the presidency. Sorry folks, someone who is obviously struggling with dementia, is not a good candidate for the toughest job on the planet.

Coincidentally, sexual assault accusers are back in the news again. The highest profile accuser these days is a life-long Democrat and former staff member of a former Democrat senator. The senator in question is Joe Biden.

The contrasts between Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser and Joe Biden’s accuser are stark. Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, was an obvious political prop. She made absurdly vague and completely unsubstantiated accusations against Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, that dated back 36 years to her days in high school in the 1980’s. While Ford conceded that she did not attend the same high school as Kavanaugh, she also admitted she could not remember exactly where the alleged assault took place, or exactly when. Still, she was trotted out on camera by Democrats to trash Kavanaugh.

None of Ford’s friends would corroborate a single accusation she made nor her making any mention of it. After being captivated by the dubious claims made by Christine Blasey Ford against Kavanaugh, countless numbers of Democrats felt compelled to say, with no supporting evidence that, “they believed her.”



Believe Biden, Not Women

Of course the filthy nature of politics made it easy for Democrats to believe Ford. She had been a left-wing activist when she and her 36-year-old accusations surfaced. Ford had contributed her personal funds to many progressive political causes, including to the non-profit Act Blue. Act Blue is a nonprofit group with an open hatred for anything having to do with Republicans and especially Republican judge nominees. A quick look at the Act Blue website told independent observers everything they needed to know about Christine Blasey Ford. Act Blue remains involved in developing and implementing fundraising technology for the left. Democrats simply found a committed party activist in Christine Blasey Ford they could use to smear a GOP Supreme Court nominee, in Judge Kavanaugh. It was all dirty political theater.

While the veracity of the sexual assault allegations by both alleged victims will remain in dispute, the relevant facts surrounding both these accusers are pretty indisputable. Like Christine Ford, Biden's accuser Tara Reade, was and is a registered Democrat. However, unlike Ford, Reade is accusing a FELLOW DEMOCRAT of sexual misconduct when both were adults. Also unlike Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford, who never knew Kavanuagh, Biden's accuser Tara Reade actually worked for Joe Biden. With Reade's charges that Biden is a sexual predator, it seems clear that she thinks she mistakenly believed in Biden.

Let's be clear here. Like the Ford accusations, the Reade accusations are quite dated. And all fair-minded people should realize that the accused is always entitled to due process and a presumption of innocence. Naturally, Democrats found it politically convenient to forget about the concept of due process during the Kavanaugh smear attempt. But there is good news. Democrats have now miraculously rediscovered the great concept of due process, with Biden being the target of dated sexual assault allegations. If Reade were a GOP activist and contributor it would be easier to buy the smear angle. Still, most likely this will become a she-said, he-said incident.

The great contrast here is not in the denials of the accused, but in the reactions to this he-said - she-said incident within the Democrat-dominated media, along with most elected Democrats. Without qualifications, almost the entire American progressive power complex could not care less about anything former Biden staff member Tara Reade has to say about her alleged ordeal with Joe Biden. This stands in stark contrast to the progressive power structure's light speed willingness to...."believe" Christine Ford.

This begs several questions after watching Democrats indignantly demand respect for any and all women claiming they were victims of sexual assaults during the Kavanaugh smear.

1) Why does the Democrat's concern for women's well being rise and fall with the political leanings of the accused?

2) Why are some women to be believed and others disbelieved before any due process or vetting of claims?

3) Can an aging man like Joe Biden, who is obviously suffering from dementia, possibly be expected to remember any of his past transgressions?

Here's a late news flash. The New York Times has decided, after being goaded for a few weeks, to flip-flop on the idea of due process. The paper now says the Reade charges should be investigated. This comes after the Times passed judgment on her charges with NO investigation. No doubt, instead of reaching a verdict based on slanted news accounts of the charges, as the Times did in the Kavanaugh sham, they are at least calling for her to make her case under oath.

Make no mistake, if Tara Reade ever gets her day in the court and under oath, the New York Times will choose to NOT believe her. But how very "progressive" the Times editors are to finally be shamed into pretending they seek the truth.

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Obedient Robots or Enemies of the State

© 2020 Jim Spence - That we now live in a pretend world where all citizens are commanded to become obedient robots serving the progressive's political agenda, is quite startling.

Up is down.  Cold is hot. Unjustified self-inflicted wounds are virtuous. A safe drug that works to save lives....is quackery. Virtually every elected official claims, “We are all in this together,” yet 95% of all private sector jobs are presumed to be NON-ESSENTIAL. Contrast this reality with the fact that these same elected-officials imply by the absence of unpaid furloughs, that 100% of all government jobs are presumed to be essential. Let that sink in.

The condescension of America’s ruling/cultural elites has no boundaries. Recently a tenured Harvard professor suggested that home schooling is a “danger to children and to society.” This comes as news to some of our most successful family members, who have also done a brilliant job of home schooling their children for many years. In fact, the mother of these children is involved in coordinating the improvement of home schooling for their region.

It is important to understand that those who protest most loudly against home schooling and home schooling parents, are shameless defenders of the failing public education model. These betters are unable to disguise their true preference, which is that ALL parents should be forced by law to surrender control of their children’s minds at an early age, so progressive Democrat indoctrination can begin. The child belongs to the state, because the state knows best, is their religion.

Ruling/cultural elites continue to benefit from the naked biases of America’s media. These biases have been grotesquely exposed by what the media chooses to NOT report on. For example, there is a total absence of coverage of the wonderful results achieved by physicians all over the world using Hydroxychloroquine to provide life-saving relief for virus victims. Instead of joyfully passing on uplifting information regarding a long ago approved compound, that has saved lives all around the world, the clinical results of the drug are repeatedly downplayed by our media, even as the evidence of its incredible efficacy piles up.

Why would this occur? Ever since Trump suggested the drug had potential, the media has been exhausting its energy attempting to disprove the drug’s remarkable efficacy. Anti-Trump journalists routinely cross basic ethical lines as they lie, distort, and omit key facts regarding how this life-saving the drug has helped tens of thousands of desperate patients. The proof is in their behavior. A Democrat elected-official in Michigan recently pointed out how the drug saved her life. For simply telling the truth, she was immediately cast as a villain by her fellow Democrats. “Shut up and die if this might help us beat Trump," seems to be the Michigan Democrat’s dubious message.

Sorry friends, this is not political, it is bizarre.

On this same theme of systematic distortion, what should be exposed by journalists as the biggest scandal in American history, will instead go mostly ignored by the progressively-biased U.S. media. Not only was the so-called Russian collusion con game nothing but a political scam, it was foisted on the American public and the gullible media by higher ups in the Obama CIA and FBI. And though the media chooses to NOT REPORT any of this, it is becoming clear with each passing day, that the Obama administration appointees at the FBI and CIA engaged in unprecedented criminal misconduct during and after the 2016 election. Count on Obama appointees to be indicted by grand juries in the coming weeks for their blatant criminal conduct. This will occur while the media looks the other way or dismissively brands exposure of these criminal activities as, “partisan.”

Also receiving little media coverage in America, are massive citizen protests launched against suspension of the U.S. Constitution by state governors in places like Las Vegas, Nevada, Lansing, Michigan, Newport Beach, California and Sacramento, California. The reasons why these protests are taking place are painfully obvious. Freedoms are being denied to law abiding citizens, while convicted felons, including habitual sex offenders, are being released to prey on the public. Apparently, much like the tenured Harvard professor, the Democratic governors, and their pals in the media, believe home schooling is more dangerous to children and society than releasing convicted sexual predators into the general population.

These twisted lines of reasoning seem to go along the same line of thought that demands we keep abortion clinics open for late-term abortions to, “save lives.” Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer went so far as to call abortion procedures “life sustaining.” For whom, remains the unanswered question associated with her ridiculous assertion.

In a similar pattern of convoluted thought processes, there have been multiple arrests and citations issued to mothers and fathers who were “caught” playing with kids in near empty public parks.

Readers......the government over-reach to this virus is easily the biggest scam in the history of our nation. The time for mass civil disobedience is right under our noses. There is no room for dictatorship in America. Too many governors don't understand this. They need to be taught some basic civics lessons, since the public education model failed them too.
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An Epidemic of Uninformed GROUP THINK

© 2020 Jim Spence - In recent years it has become increasingly clear that the powerful one-two combo of 1) parents disinterested in academic excellence and, 2) pathetically low expectations of public education at all levels, has finally caught up with us.

Uninformed GROUP THINK is now failing our nation. The evidence is overwhelming. Critical thinking skills are in short supply. Fundamental awareness of simple mathematics and statistics are so lacking in the adult population, that millions of citizens now cede the processing of important information to pop culture including a completely irresponsible news media complex. Accordingly, a significant percentage of Americans are reacting very passively as power hungry-elected officials take cynical steps to destroy virtually all basic freedoms enshrined in our constitution.

The writings of 20th Century prophet George Orwell are being continuously verified. Every single day we see the corrosive effects of group-think distorting the basic mathematics of the virus pandemic. As a result, the long-ago discredited fatality rate projections of the virus, made by "expert bureaucrats," continue to be completely misrepresented by the majority of so-called journalists. Confirmed virus cases, which are trumpeted relentlessly by clueless "reporters" and their headline writing editors, remain meaningless, as they are only one isolated variable in a more complex equation. And while death counts are not meaningless, they are being taken completely out of the context, as part of a systematic omission of other components important to useful risk calculations.

Specifically, important data points regarding the widespread existence of virus antibodies in the general population continue to go ignored. And sadly, tens of millions of blissfully ignorant or otherwise brainwashed citizens, are wholly incapable of understanding that tens of millions of Americans have already had the virus and recovered from it. The death rates match those of previous flu outbreaks.

Evidence that this nasty virus is being used as an excuse to conduct a political sham is everywhere. Emergency room doctors from California were recorded on local news broadcasts earlier this week asserting emphatically that draconian “stay at home orders” are completely unnecessary. These doctors also indicated that public health bureaucrats in California have been pressuring all doctors to attribute virtually all deaths to Coronavirus on death certificates. The doctors in California connected the dots and suggested these seemingly bizarre pressures are political. They are simply a deceitful attempt by power hungry politicians to make the virus threat seem far worse than it is. These disturbing reports from doctors, have been corroborated by funeral directors all over the nation including in New York state, where directors say that suddenly and absurdly, virtually ALL death certificates are attributing the cause of death to the virus. This is happening regardless of actual testing or autopsies. This sham process is rendering almost all other causes of death to be radically diminished in the statistics. And further supporting this lamentably deceitful situation, is the fact there is no almost no mention in the media that the aggregate death total (all deaths) in the U.S. is down 15% since March 1st.

Forced business closings and oppressive stay at home orders in most places in the U.S. are destroying millions of financial futures. The stupidity of these policies is highlighted by the fact there have been no mandatory stay at home orders or lock downs in Sweden. In Sweden, citizens are expected to rely on their own common sense, with basic safety protocols put in place. In Sweden and in the state of South Dakota, where no lock downs were ordered, there have been similar or LOWER infection rates to those locales where severe restrictions are in place. Add to this fact that there has been limited economic damage in Sweden and South Dakota, versus widespread damage in most other places, and one must wonder why these facts get so little coverage in our media.

In the state of South Dakota, citizens held a parade in honor of their governor Kristi Noem. There, the general population is exceedingly thankful that Governor Noem refused to be duped into engaging in the self-inflicted wounding of her constituents, as if economic self-destruction is a strategy that is "essential."

Speaking of essential, the dividing line on what is essential and what is not, has been made clear by Democratic Party elected officials. Despite the 3rd rate service we citizens tend to receive from virtually all government authorities, all around the nation, government employees are still being paid. Once notorious for working at 25% of their capacity, with so little economic activity this spring, many government employees are now doing nothing at all. Still they are all collecting full pay and benefits. Of course, this happens while many Democrat governors deem most private sector activities “non-essential.” The burden of proof is on the business to prove what they do is essential. Refusals by Democrat governors to concede that more than a few occupations are "essential," has resulted in millions of employees sent out on unpaid furloughs and many business owners facing personal bankruptcies.

The crass political nature of this entire freedom-robbing and bankruptcy-inducing experience, is particularly damnable. Globalists have been seen in media interviews sucking up to China and the W.H.O. while pushing Americans to surrender sovereign decision-making authority to international bureaucrats. The ultimate insanity of trusting globalist bureaucratic entities, is reflected in the conduct of the World Health Organization. The W.H.O. actually refused to even acknowledge this virus was contagious until countless nations were infected.

It seems that the most favored way for most DOMESTIC elected officials to feel more important and more relevant, is to adopt ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL policies, that increase the perceived need for a “nanny state.” Gullible constituents, having never been taught how freedoms are usually stolen from the people, are going along. In short, big government has been just dying to “save” all of us. And with this virus, the self-appointed nannies are making hay, while the uninformed are conned into believing, "We are all in this together." We aren't.

Predictably, most Democrat governors are revealing that they will NOT surrender their recently acquired emergency powers at any more than a snail’s pace, if at all. And many Democrat elected officials are behaving like the pigs in George Orwell’s classic novel, Animal Farm. The Mayor of Chicago, the Governor of Illinois, the Mayor of New York, and even a CNN anchor (Chris Cuomo) have been caught in acts of blatant hypocrisy. They have all been seen violating their own stay at home orders. All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.

What is going on here? Basic freedoms are being terminated right under our noses. The thirst by Democrats, for a change in political power, is at the center of this entire shabby episode of American history.

We are reminded that we encounter stupid drivers out there on the roads and highways every day. Many drivers continue to recklessly send text messages while operating their automobiles. The data on distracted driving, unlike the data on the widespread existence of Coronavirus antibodies, is well-publicized. Moreover, much stricter enforcement of these life-threatening activities would require ZERO economic sacrifice. However, in spite of an epidemic of deaths caused by distracted drivers, no calls for stronger enforcement of anti-driving distraction laws are heeded. Those of us who recognize this danger, continue to drive, while being ever more alert that the number of fools on the road playing with their phones while they drive is up. The same basic principal applies to the flu and it should apply to the virus too.

We all know the flu and the virus are out there, but we also knowingly continue to leave our homes during flu season while being ordered by tyrants to stay at home because of the virus.

Going about the business of life, is simply part of living our lives, the importance of which, is something that seems to be lost in this epidemic of uninformed group-think.

Sad, that so many are uninformed, making it easier for political hacks to revoke freedoms.
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It is time for reason.....and mass civil disobedience

© 2020 Jim Spence - One of my great friends and mentors once told me, “In America we have developed a cultural behavior pattern. “Anything deemed worth doing, is worth OVER-DOING.”

Sadly, it should now be clear to every American, that the dictatorial reaction of politicians to the pandemic, was overdone. That reaction is now becoming absurd. Look around. Citizens are being treated like cattle. Wal-Mart has painted arrows on the floor of their stores to tell customers the paths to walk through when visiting their stores. What is next? Cattle prods?

The group think is everywhere. George Orwell taught us long ago, there is nothing more dangerous than group think. Please do not misunderstand.
  1. Social distancing suggestions are fine.
  2. Wearing masks is logical.
  3. Better hygiene protocols for all businesses makes sense.
  4. Bringing testing to the masses as quickly as possible is common sense.
  5. Even having special policies for the most vulnerable in our society, such as the elderly, and those with existing respiratory conditions is appropriate.

But all of this?

Let us get on the record here. Opting to tolerate totalitarianism is stupid. In fact, it is beyond stupid. What is happening in places like New Mexico, California, Michigan, as well as in other places is an insult to the concept of stupid.

For anyone who is not sure what should have been the proper response, glance at Sweden. The Swedes have been taking all five of the common senses actions listed above. However, the Swedes never considered issuing, “stay at home ORDERS.” Accordingly, the Swedes are rapidly developing herd immunity, while their infection rates, and virus death ratios remain well below or in line with those in American states where governors have chosen to suspend the United States Constitution’s sacred guarantees and commit economic and freedom suicide instead.

Readers, the data is piling up everywhere and our elected officials are ignoring it. A couple of weeks ago a team of distinguished researchers from Stanford University finished an assessment of Chinese Coronavirus antibody testing in Santa Clara County, California. What these researchers discovered is something that six other independent studies have since confirmed in many other locations around the nation. There are 50 to 85 times more people who have already had and recovered from this virus than has been “estimated.” Still, the number of “confirmed cases,” which seems to still be an irrelevant obsession in the media, continues to be a meaningless data point taken completely out of context. One must conclude that this masking of relevant data has been done for dramatic effect.

Manipulating data is dangerous. It has already resulted in bogus estimates of virus, “fatality rates.” Baseless fatality rate estimates, which were immediately foisted on the American public, have now been reduced to tiny fractions of the original dumb guesses. With virtually NO supporting DATA, the original fatality rate estimates can now be deemed fraudulent.

However, observe the narrow benefits. “Bureaucrat experts” are having their Judge Ito moments every day at virus update press conferences. Fame is cool. It leads to lucrative book deals. All one need do, is keep the news cameras on one's self for a little longer.

Wake up America. STOP allowing your financial futures and your precious freedoms to be destroyed by bureaucrats and elected officials in exchange for a vague promise to, “take care of you.” Americans do not need to reduce our existences to that of obedient government robots in desperate need of daily programming nannies, who are drawing government paychecks, while most others wither financially.

In places like California, Michigan, New Mexico, as well as many other states, we are learning the sinister ways that despotic governors decide what essential workers and businesses are. First and foremost, ALL government employees are somehow essential. NO government employees are being furloughed without pay, even the millions doing the most routine and mundane tasks are getting paid, often to do nothing. The burdens of these stay at home orders are not being shared. It would seem that some animals are more equal than others.

Does anyone suffer from the delusion that this is all about your health? Health care services that are important to you, as well as your dogs and cats, are not "deemed essential” by your intellectual superiors. Let us address the delusions.

If you need your teeth cleaned to prevent the development of serious gum diseases, you are out of luck. In New Mexico, your governor has decided that human beings who need these services and those who perform these services are simply not essential. However, the state employed clerks processing vehicle registration renewals by mail, are totally essential. Sorry readers, this is not about your health.

Do you want to go to a grocery store and pick up some potato chips, candy bars, and sugar-laden soft drinks? Have at it. However, if you live in Michigan and you want to buy organic vegetable seeds to plant in your garden, forget it. According to the governor of Michigan, buying junk food is fine, but buying garden seeds at the same store is simply too risky. Again, this is not about your health.

Do you need physical therapy after a recent surgery or injury to prevent atrophy of muscle groups that are critical to your recovery? Forget about it. No way. You can limp or hobble around for the rest of your life because it is for the greater good. However, are you eight months pregnant and want to kill an already viable baby? Have at it.....because late-term abortions are life sustaining.

Do you want to play golf? No way. Do you want to stock up on some more booze or recreational weed? Go for it.

Do you want to get a haircut? Forget about it. That is way too risky. Do you want to go to a convenience store and buy a lottery ticket so the government can keep dumb money flowing into its coffers? Go for it.

Do you dare take your kid to play on the swing in a public park? Forget it. That is just too risky. Do you want to feel safe that convicted felons are locked up behind bars? Forget that too. Many governors and mayors are busy emptying jail cells of felons. They want to "protect violent criminals" from the virus. They are executing this policy after instructing law enforcement officials to issue citations and the threats of jail time to parents taking kids to public parks or adults walking on beaches.

In a state of over two million people there have been 93 deaths from the virus in New Mexico. One must take the decimal points out three digits to get the percentage of the population the virus has killed. It is 0.00443%. Mayor Martin Hicks of Grants, New Mexico put it best when he said, Governor Michelle Grisham, “is killing us. She’s totally killing us.”

Readers, this is not about your health. It is about power in the hands of hacks instead of freedom for all. The good news is citizens are beginning to take actions to render stay at home orders null and void. This small wave of civil disobedience should mushroom into a tsunami. These governors should be banished to what they deem to be "non-essential" activities.
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Self-appointed nannies

© 2020 Jim Spence - A blind person could see New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan-Grisham’s penchant for becoming the self-appointed “nanny” for more than 2 million New Mexicans a month ago. Seeing this little dictator announce she was utilizing her “emergency powers” in ways that made absolutely no sense, was a big red flag. Just yesterday, the New Mexico governor ignored all pleas to begin to re-open New Mexico’s businesses. Instead, she extended what amounts to martial law, until May 15th.

Grisham is a career bureaucrat. She is clearly in way over her head. Her decisions have been political, capricious, and beyond arbitrary. Accordingly, I fled the state for our summer home in Colorado earlier than planned. Colorado is a state where much more reasonable virus precautions are in place.

Hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans are ready to make a trade with South Dakota. In South Dakota, Governor Kristi Noem, respects the Bill of Rights and particularly the ability of state citizens to process widespread information and take precautions on their own. Unlike Grisham in New Mexico, Governor Noem in South Dakota has taken note of the glaring fact that extremely strict shutdown policies are NOT having a better impact on infections around the country. Therefore, her virus policies are far less strict than the business destroying edicts issued in New Mexico.

It was a tale of two Wednesdays yesterday. From her dictatorship perch in Santa Fe, Lujan-Grisham thumbed her nose at hundreds of thousands of citizens wanting their basic freedoms back. She ordered all New Mexico citizens to continue to stay at home for another three weeks. In the meantime, in South Dakota, Governor Noem announced that her state was winning the war against the coronavirus, without ever implementing extreme and draconian economy-killing measures. In her explanation, Governor Noem simply pointed out the obvious. Despite earlier projections by "expert" bureaucrats of a surge in virus cases that would swamp South Dakota hospitals, Noem said the state has not seen a surge. In fact, South Dakota currently has less than a hundred people in the hospital with the virus.

Noem said, “We have 2,500 beds set aside for COVID-19 patients, but we only have 63 in. We probably, from all our projections and studying the science behind the virus, we won’t peak until the middle of June. But we already have done much better than what we had thought would have been hitting our state already.”

Data from all over the nation tells the mostly untold story. Hospitals are running at a fraction of capacity, minus a few hot spots in places like New York City and New Orleans, where Democrat mayors, originally trying to prove how much they hate Trump, chose to ignore original virus guidelines. The point is simple. In places like New Mexico and South Dakota, stay at home orders have been unnecessary.

The philosophical dividing lines are clear. New Mexico Democrats argue that all citizens are completely incapable of making intelligent decisions about virus safety. They crassly support the grabbing of emergency powers over all aspects of life using the excuse that we all must be protected from ourselves. BUREAUCRATS decide what is essential not citizens.

Alternatively, GOP governors like Kristi Noem say keeping the freedom to make intelligent choices in the hands of people makes more sense.

When you watch the behavior of Michelle Lujan Grisham, and you realize Democrats have been in charge of the state legislature virtually non-stop since the 1950’s, you understand why the state is ranked 49th and 50th in every meaningful measure of living standards. The majority of New Mexico voters are getting what they deserve.....more poverty.
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"In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

© 2020 Jim Spence - George Orwell is widely regarded as a 20th Century prophet. Recently, we completed a series of lectures on the life of Orwell. It turned out to be a timely foray into the widespread nature of disinformation. With disinformation, comes the loss of basic freedoms and the tyranny of dictatorships. The dangers of citizens ceding control of their lives to people who engage in what Orwell called, "Doublethink," should never be underestimated.

According to Orwell, Doublethink is, "The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them." This helps explain why some governors find it easy to claim stay at home mandates and lock downs are absolutely necessary to save lives but the murder of babies via late-term abortions are a must, because they are "life sustaining."

Another Orwell gem describes the willingness of the news media to continue to report on the "confirmed" case count of viruses, while ignoring the wide ranging prevalence of virus antibodies, which by the way, are also confirmed virus cases. Orwell says, "In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." Thus, ignoring the widespread prevalence of virus antibodies in reputable new scientific studies, allows the media (and its power-seeking friends) to pretend this virus problem is more fatal and worsening, when just the opposite is true. Again, it is no wonder the media is describing people protesting against disinformation, tyranny, and the loss of basic freedoms, as radical revolutionaries. The media lives in a time of deceit. The truth is revolutionary to most working in the field of journalism.

We have been living in an era of deceit for quite some time. Accordingly, Americans are being presented with two false choices:

1) total normalcy or 2) stay at home orders and other arbitrary emergency fiats that destroy basic liberties.

One must ask this question about the one-size-fits all approach of stay at home orders: If the State of South Dakota was one of the only hot spots in the nation for Chinese Coronavirus, would the State of New York issue stay at home orders? If not, why must the reverse be true?

Orwell made this observation that most certainly applies to governors issuing sweeping stay at home orders, "We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it."

Saying the words, "I told you so," is rarely any fun. Who said life was always fun? Less than nine months ago I wrote a column on this site entitled: The Civil War Sequence. It is probably worth a read. Just click on the title.

Some of the most basic tenets made in that column apply even more strongly today. The telltale signs of the possibility of a second American civil war are everywhere. All one need do to recognize the signs is take a long glance at the behaviors of Democrats and their embracing of disinformation, dictatorial powers, and Doublethink. We now have dozens of governors who are acting as dictators under the guise of emergency provisions. Several have found that it is just fine to smoke grass. However, until further notice citizens can’t mow the grass in their yards. Doublethink. Some governors have ruled that citizens can buy vegetables at the grocery stores, but can’t buy vegetable seeds there. Doublethink. The governor of New York has shut down churches, but allows mosques to stay open. Doublethink.

Take a step back. Understand that the Democratic Party mindset that was prevalent in 1860 America, is once again prevalent today. As was the case with the election of the “controversial” Abe Lincoln in 1860, Donald Trump’s election in 2016 has been followed by a series of efforts at nullification.

Astonishingly, after months of debates, the Democrat's presidential candidate field was finally whittled down. The choices were a 78 year old do-nothing Marxist, or a 78 year old career politician suffering from the obvious onset of dementia. The Democrats weighed carefully and finally made their choice. They decided to go with the man who is clearly suffering from dementia.

How might a second U.S. Civil War play out? Let’s build a plausible scenario.

1) The electorate in America, just might deny desperate Democrats the White House again in 2020, just as it did in 2016.......and 159 years ago in 1860.

2) Elite globalist Democrats, are constantly parroting the bullet points of a communist dictatorship in China, a dictatorship that just allowed the infection of the entire world with a deadly virus thanks to disinformation. Democrats are defending the criminals while criticizing those on the firing line trying to fix this mess. This is not playing well domestically.

3) In conjunction with their irrational hatred of Trump, many Democrat governors are abandoning the fundamental principle of FREEDOM that binds together all Americans.

4) Armed Americans have had enough. Tens of thousands are marching on state houses all over the nation. They are demanding the return of their constitutional rights. They simply want to go back to work to stave off bankruptcy. So far their 1st Amendment rights that include freedom of assembly are being respected. However, should the governors send in police forces to enforce their "stay at home" edicts, all hell could break loose.

5) Many Democrats are insisting on economic suicide. This position will have a short shelf life. Millions of Americans will not surrender their freedoms indefinitely. Many are drawing lines.

Is the possibility of a second Civil War far-fetched? To say definitively is sheer speculation. But the deceit is paper thin these days. Just before the Democrat's hapless impeachment effort failed, they collectively decided to completely ignore the virus. In what must be described as one of the great exercises of Doublethink, most high-profile Democrats are now pretending they never called virus precautions "racist" or encouraged the ignoring of basic social-distancing. Now they are encouraging aggressive dictatorships at the state and local levels. Democrats do this even as overall death rates in America plunge rather than surge.

All one needs to do is watch film clips of Joe Biden trying to form sentences to understand what Democrats are trying to foist on the nation as their solution for a better future.

Millions of Americans are going to continue to refuse to jump off cliffs, simply to get rid of Trump in favor of the dementia-plagued Joe Biden. They will reject Biden because they know we live in a time of deceit where the media is trying to convince us Biden does not belong in a memory unit at an assisted-living facility in Delaware.
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Just like toddlers

© 2020 Jim Spence - Have you ever done babysitting with a toddler who is beginning to experiment with telling fibs? You stay engaged with them while letting them do the talking. It can almost become comical to see their little wheels spinning, as they contemplate what they will say next. Truth has not yet become a virtue in their tiny childish worlds.

So much has been written about the communist dictatorship in China and their virus. The politics behind this global catastrophe have been breath-taking. Observing the process is very similar to the one described above with the toddler. Sadly, all over the world we have adults in powerful positions trying to get away with behaving like toddlers. Each day they are caught contemplating how to shape the lie they are going to tell next. Each lie is structured to theoretically “strengthen” the lies they have already told.

This latest mess started with a Chinese dictatorship that engages in lies and cover-ups as a matter of routine. When the Chinese communists first lost control of this highly contagious and deadly virus, they began sanctioning local physicians, who were sounding the warnings. The dictatorship's damage control team quickly convinced the W.H.O. bureaucrats to discard their responsibilities in favor of keeping up a good appearance....for the Xi dictatorship.

Democrats, like lying toddlers have done a one hundred-eighty-degree flip flop on the virus before our very eyes. As misinformation followed by more accurate information flowed on the pandemic, Democrats were still pot-committed to impeachment. As Trump’s advisers began to convince him things were serious, and then the W.H.O. finally admitted the virus was contagious as hell, Democrats were all patting each other on the back, as Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler made fools of themselves. Conspicuously, Trump’s poll numbers rose during the entire impeachment fiasco. The toddlers were puzzled that the adults response to their scam was disbelief.

When asked about Trump’s travel ban order in late January, the universal response from Democrats was nakedly POLITICAL. The toddlers said, Trump did the travel ban because he was a racist. The great irony is that New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio insisted until just a few weeks ago, that because Trump was a jerk, New Yorkers need not be the least bit concerned with the virus warnings. This miscalculation probably cost the city untold thousands of lives. New York is one place where the warnings should have been heeded. The toddlers hated Trump, more than they hate eating broccoli. So their idea of leadership was to ignore serious warnings until that was proven to be foolish, and then pretend they wanted travel bans all along before Trump did.

Let's take a break from the toddlers. There is good news. Though we are dealing with a new virus, which means there is no vaccine yet, there will be soon. Scientists vying for Nobel Prizes are working furiously to develop a vaccine. The other good news is that in many ways, this Chinese virus behaves like other viruses that medical science has already defeated. We have drugs that have been approved as safe for decades to treat diseases. These drugs are saving lives despite Democrats making up lies to discount the efficacy of these drugs…….because Trump mentioned them as offering “hope.”

Ever behind in the appropriate response category, New York Mayor DeBlasio now says he wants to keep New York City shut down for many months. His original response to deny the Trump claim that the virus was threat, was political. And now DeBlasio's insistence on staying in lock down indefinitely, is also political.

The same can be said for Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi posted her February 24th appearance in downtown San Francisco on Twitter. There she was filmed encouraging all Californians to ignore the virus warnings and commingle. Like her now infamous tearing up of Trump’s State of the Union message, which also contained warnings about the virus, the Pelosi response to this mess has been political every step of the way. Pelosi now favors lock down until November.

The same is also true of the atrocious responses of Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, and legions of Democrats disguised as journalists working at CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, MSNBC, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Literally every media outlet except Fox, and every Democrat of any national stature, has done a complete reversal of their position on the virus. First, actions taken by Trump to stop the spread were described as racist by all media outlets listed above, as well as most elected Democrats. Now that Trump wants to re-open the economy, and get tens of millions of people out of lock down mode and back to work, these same people are demanding we stay at home indefinitely. They claim Trump is only trying to return to normalcy, because he wants to people to die. They demand a long lock down.

The timeline seems clear. Trump was dismissive of the virus early, while Democrats were mesmerized by their own impeachment scam. Trump’s mistake was thinking the W.H.O. was doing its job, while Democrats were under the mistaken impression that getting rid of Trump is their job. Once the W.H.O. flipped, Trump followed along immediately. Within 24 hours Trump got serious about the virus and almost immediately after that, the Democrats, reacted like small children formulating their next lie. The best they could come up with on short notice was to call Trump a "racist" for banning travel to and from China.

Things changed quickly once the virus started killing people in the U.S. Still reeling from the failed get Trump impeachment scam, it did not take Democrats long to formulate their next lie. They held press conferences. And before adoring fans disguised as reporters, they forgot about everything they said earlier, and indignantly claimed that, Trump didn’t do enough....soon enough.

Sadly, everything we call "news" is a game of "pretend" these days. Democrats pretend they care more about human life as they pound the table demanding we allow late-term abortions. They characterize the killing of viable babies as being “life sustaining,” while banning sales of vegetable seeds to gardeners. Again, Democrats are lying like little children, as they argue for the termination of.......well.....little children.

Perhaps the most incredible lie of all is the one Democrats will be telling all summer. It has to do with the mental health of Joe Biden. Biden’s handlers know their guy couldn’t debate Trump for 90 seconds without losing his train of thought, let alone for 90 minutes. As of this moment, you can bet Biden’s handlers are desperately searching for a lie that might explain why Biden won’t appear in a debate with Trump. If Democrats can’t come up with a plausible lie, maybe they will simply send poor old Joe out there on the debate stage for 90 minutes, and then pretend he did well, knowing their pals in the media will back them up. The summer should be excruciating. Biden belongs in a memory unit in assisted living, not on the top of the Democrat's ticket.

Staying informed in America has been reduced to a process that reminds us so much of interacting with toddlers who think they can get away with lies. It is quite nauseating. When little toddlers do this charade it is sort of cute. However, when elected officials holding increasingly oppressive powers over us do it…….it is terrifying.

In the weeks and months ahead those who have lied to us, will keep lying to us because they think we are dumb and they are smart. As usual it will be done with the intent of regaining lost power. Look for Democrats to lie about the reasons why they are fighting the easing of one-size fits all lock down policies. This is the tip of a horrible political iceberg of lies.

These lies are becoming a shocking repudiation of our history. It disposes of all that is involved in preserving real freedom. American freedoms have come with a big price tag. The bodies buried on dozens of islands in the South Pacific, and at Normandy serve as stark reminders of the price real American heroes have paid for our basic freedoms. This includes coming and going as we please, while being prudent about it at the same time. We don't need a nannies.

Please don’t let power hungry adults, who lie like little toddlers, con you into surrendering your freedoms. Toddlers that are allowed to make your decisions for you, become oppressive tyrants.
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Free Speech is the Ultimate Equalizer

© 2020 Jim Spence - The positive response from readers on the musings format in yesterday’s column was high. Accordingly, we will continue to touch on multiple topics in each column for the time being.

The Trump vs. Democratic Party media (every outlet except Fox) continues. The media has had things their own way for so long they have forgotten their role. Our amazing U.S. Constitution provides us with a, 1) free press 2) freedom of speech. Both these guarantees are enshrined in the first amendment.

The idea of a free press and free speech used to be understood universally. These days not so much. We’ll skip over all the reasons America is forced to endure a Trump-hating media obsession. Suffice to say the Trump-hating press has enjoyed its first amendment rights, without recognizing the alarming reality that Trump also has the right to speak freely. Trump actually did so in a recent presser. He began the briefing by showing a video, which was nothing more than a digital record of the lies and misrepresentations of everyone involved in U.S. politics, especially the press.
Long gone are the days of, “he said, she said.” Digital records provide unequivocal evidence of what political participants....really SAID. Video evidence makes it very difficult to re-write history. When one is on film saying the opposite of what he or she is saying today, it does not play well for the liars. It came as no surprise that virtually the entire White House media quickly became incensed as Trump grabbed control of what had been the daily anti-Trump propaganda proceedings. Playing video clips exposing the lies and hypocrisy of those who attack him during every single press briefing created anger the likes of which has not been ever seen. Acrimonious grandstanding by "reporters" followed. CNN and MSNBC decision-makers quickly cut away from the Trump briefing, once they realized that they were being exposed as rank phonies. It is kind of funny how freedom of speech works for everyone.

The battle lines are being drawn now that America realizes overall death rates in the nation have declined by 15% since March 1st. Still, Democratic Party governors seem universal in the determination to KEEP the economy at a standstill. They do so in part because they think this hurts Trump. They do so with the politically convenient cover of "saving innocent lives." Many of these same Democrats are simultaneously decrying the shuttering of abortion clinics during the crisis. Apparently, some lives are more worthy of saving than others. Babies are the modern day versions of Dred Scott. Democrats claimed Dred Scott had no standing either.

It is quite extraordinary that the Democrats, the party that loves to think of itself as the diversity party, chose dementia-plagued Joe Biden as its standard bearer. Biden is being carefully handled like Woodrow Wilson was after his devastating stroke. Anytime Biden speaks publicly he is a liability. One wonders how long this charade regarding his mental status will continue. His dementia will only get worse with the passage of time.

The fatality rates for the Communist Chinese virus are plummeting just as we suggested they would many weeks ago. The math was faulty from the beginning. The good news is thanks in part to martial law and the modification of frequent visits by seniors to doctor's offices, flu death counts have collapsed. There are lessons to be learned here.

Ironically, the Mayor of New York Bill DeBlasio is unlikely to survive this crisis. He was recorded offering suggestions to New Yorkers, living with little personal space to begin with, to co-mingle. DeBlasio's dismissal of common sense no doubt resulted in thousands of deaths. The mayor's suggestions were intended to show everyone just how much he despises Trump. Sometimes hatred causes irreparable damage to the hater. Even Governor Cuomo is keeping a safe political distance from the mayor of death.

Democrats and Republicans will need to work together to provide gigantic incentives to bring most manufacturing back inside U.S. borders within three years. The “costs” of locating manufacturing facilities in China were grossly under-estimated by both parties. Maybe with all the death and economic destruction caused by attempting to trade with totalitarian dictators like Xi Jinping, will finally create a bi-partisan consensus. Once all the bodies are buried and the bankruptcies are all processed, will common sense prevail? Stay tuned.

Finally, it is interesting to see which elected officials are using inferred sweeping emergency powers as a precept to dominate the private lives of American citizens. Obtaining more power over people can based on an “emergency.” This is now a viable political theory. No doubt there is plausible deniability that the new American dictators are behaving like....well....dictators. However, some arbitrary state and local actions don’t pass the smell test. All Americans would do well to watch their governors, mayors, and their law enforcement tendencies very closely during this period. Some governors and mayors are releasing felons from jail, while instructing police to harass people in their locked cars listening to church services. Suddenly, we see little Stalins and Maos popping up everywhere. These tin horns should be removed via the ballot box by those who still think wide-ranging FREEDOM is the defining virtue of our nation.
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The Genius of Tony Branco

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Global Warming - Climate Change in Denver

© 2020 Jim Spence - Its time for musings on a variety of subjects. Let’s begin with some personal notes.
With New Mexico’s governor ruling by emergency fiat, that every golf course in the state should close indefinitely, I left the state for our summer home in Colorado earlier in the month. As an avid gardener, it figured to be a good time to get all the starter plants going. It turns out it is a good thing we don’t have a home in Michigan instead of Colorado. In that state Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is under the impression that she has absolute dictatorial powers, declared it illegal to sell….get this…..vegetable seeds at grocery stores. She seems to really be digging this chance to try on her new martial law dress and strut in front of the cameras. Tough break for all vegetable gardeners in “Pure Michigan.” Just shut up and buy commercial non-organic produce this summer.
As the pandemic numbers roll in, a few items seem noteworthy. Overall deaths in the United States, even with the ravages of the Chinese virus are DOWN 15% year over year for the month of March. Let that sink in for a moment. It seems all the social distancing, particularly within the vulnerable senior population, has spared us tens of thousands of flu deaths. The theory on the astonishingly lower overall death number, is that U.S. seniors are staying away from doctor’s offices for what would normally be routine visits. As a result of this simple behavior modification, many seniors are not catching the flu in those waiting rooms and dying later. Maybe we have learned something valuable here. Even with Wuhan Coronavirus making the rounds, isolated and socially distanced seniors are dying much less frequently in 2020, than they were from 2016-2019. This has led to an unprecedented DECLINE in overall U.S. deaths. Don't wait for the media to tell you this.
A survey of most hospitals outside of a few areas where mayors defied early warnings from the Trump administration (New York, New Orleans, etc.) finds that they are running at a tiny fraction of capacity. A tent city hospital specially constructed in Seattle to treat the hordes of anticipated Wuhan Coronavirus victims, was dismantled a month after it was thrown up. The makeshift facility never treated a single patient.
It seems that martial law is getting out of hand in many places. In Brighton, Colorado a man, his wife, and his six-year-old daughter were playing softball in an empty park last week. The three family members were abruptly confronted by several police officers. The officers decided to violate the social distancing policies while placing emphasis on their new power and authority. They did so long enough to handcuff dad and toss dad in the back of a squad car for a few minutes. Later the City of Brighton acknowledged that perhaps the officers had taken martial law a bit too far, since the family had not violated any of the tenets of the governor’s latest dictatorial mandates.
In Mississippi last week, people inside their cars with windows up in the parking lot of a church, were issued citations for listening to a service on the radio. These police actions seem to provide a stark contrast, when compared to the treatment of others in churches around the country who have been filmed while harboring and assisting illegal aliens who unlawfully crossed U.S. borders and are on the lamb from the Border Patrol and I.C.E.
Finally, on the martial law front sampling, in San Diego, police issued citations to people parked inside their cars with their windows up because they were near the beach. The theory was they violated social distancing fiats issued by California’s dictatorship last week. Power corrupts.
Democrats have big plans for the fall. They are busy trying to use this virus outbreak to promote more opportunities for widespread voter fraud. The sequence is simple. Clerks are told to never purge any voter from the rolls, regardless of whether those on the rolls are dead or have moved. There are still family members on the rolls in New Mexico who have not lived there in twenty years. Democrats have already fought all efforts to require proper identification for those attempting to cast legal votes. It does not take much imagination to understand how a massive voter fraud scheme will be part of the Democrat push in November.
Chicago’s mayor ordered every barber and hair salon in the city to close earlier this month. She told her minions via video that everyone can do without a trim for a few weeks. Then, a few days later she decided she needed to get what is left of her hair cut. She allowed as to how it was important that she “look good” since she is the face of the city. Good luck with that.
CNN is officially an activist arm of the Democratic Party. The network has resorted to running nakedly partisan attack tickers during press briefings held by Trump and the Wuhan Coronavirus Task Force. The only thing left for CNN is to change their slogan and mission statement to accurately reflect their single purpose. “Get Trump No Matter What.” In the meantime, CNN reports every bogus statistic coming out of China as gospel. If CNN chief Jeff Zucker lived in China and conducted a smear campaign against Chinese dictator Xi, like he smears freely elected President Trump, he’d be swimming with the fishes.
Finally, there is the fond recollection of Democratic presidential debates and press conferences. As recently as February, after Trump issued travel bans to and from China, bans that were quickly dismissed as anti-Asian racist policies by most Democrats, most Dems insisted the greatest threat to mankind was global warming/climate change. This morning, as the future was contemplated from our summer home in the suburban Denver area, the temperature was sitting on a new record low. It was 11 degrees outside and the wind chill was zero. While we remain in isolation, it does make staying at home easier knowing there are record cold temperatures and six inches of snow on the ground. The dog walk will be short this morning. This global warming is brutally dangerous. Glad we have long underwear on to confront it.
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Not much imagination required

© 2020 Jim Spence - Great insights could be gained by watching what the Democratic Party did in the aftermath of 9-11. As the popularity numbers of George W. Bush soared, Democrats became furious. Some radicals in the Democratic party actually floated conspiracy theories that accused Bush of orchestrating the 9-11 attacks. When these and other blame efforts failed, they blamed Bush for the damage done to the U.S. economy. And all along the way, as efforts were made to secure the nation, they played the race card and accused Bush of being an Islam-phobic.
The bi-partisan 9-11 Commission Report findings were eye openers. In efforts to understand how America could have been caught off guard by terrorists from the Middle East, the commission worked tirelessly. The answer to the central question was not nearly as complex as many people might think. First and foremost, the commission found America suffered from a failure of imagination. And this failure began with not imagining what would most likely happen if the U.S. did not insist on SECURE BORDERS. The commission was particularly critical that America did not secure borders given the number of nations that were hotbeds of radicalism and known to participate or at least openly tolerate terrorism.
Astonishingly, many well-read Democrats REFUSED to read the 9-11 Commission Report. Many of the same were known to have rushed to read the Warren Commission Report before the ink was dry on it.
Curiously, Democrat partisans did not want to know the findings of the 9-11 Commission simply because they saw that the 9-11 attacks strengthened the political hand of George W. Bush. Democrats almost uniformly denied the importance of one of the most seminal moments in American history for political reasons.
Suddenly, we have reached another seminal moment in American history. And our news media is no longer even pretending to be objective. When Trump instituted travel bans to and from the epicenter of the virus…..Wuhan, China, the Democrats and the media (one and the same) called Trump an anti-Chinese racist. After Trump’s State of the Union speech, where he mentioned the danger of the virus, the Speaker of the House childishly tore up her copy of the address in full view of the cameras....calling it all lies. The mayor of New York scoffed and encouraged New Yorkers to ignore the obvious virus warning signs.
In the end, there is much more to this horrific global event than meets the eye. And it does not take much “imagination” to figure out who the PRIME SUSPECTS and their accomplices are.
Consider the one-way trade arrangements with China that were condoned by all of Trump’s predecessors both Democrat and Republican alike. Trump wasn’t having a continuance of a lopsided trade deal with China. He said so before he won the election. Trump brought Xi Jinping’s Chinese economy to its knees with all-encompassing efforts to level the trade relationship playing field. Trump also taught Iran a tough lesson after it fomented and organized attacks on the U.S. embassy in Iraq. An Iraqi General met his maker while he was engaged in terrorism. And the Iranian mullahs, close allies of the Chinese dictatorship, were furious.
It doesn’t require much stretching of the imagination to realize that the Chinese have been paying close attention to the unprecedented domestic political strife in the U.S. They see that Trump gets 90% negative coverage in the Democrat-dominated news media. And so-called "journalist" Democrats can be counted on to parrot propaganda against Trump every single day. Their hatred of Trump mirrors that of the Chinese dictatorship. Useful idiots.
The Chinese regime must scratch their heads at the dissidence tolerated by the U.S. Constitution. However, the Chinese dictatorship also realizes all the easy ways to take advantage of the openness of America, just as terrorists did so when they took advantage of open borders to stage the 9-11 attacks.
The Chinese have been watching one Democratic Party coup attempt after another against Trump. And this all began even before he was sworn in. The Chinese knew they were losing big and Trump was winning the trade battle.
Many seasoned observers believe the Chinese were operating labs in Wuhan that were engaged in biological warfare weapon development. The out-sized Wuhan Coronavirus death tolls in Iran quickly suggest that Iranian agents were most likely involved in the alleged biological weapon development and these agents took the virus back to Iran.
Did the Chinese have a game plan? The dictatorship already had put the World Health Organization in its pocket with bribes. The WHO could be counted on to provide cover, once the infections began to spread in the local Wuhan community. Open travel opportunities to gain unfettered access to the U.S. could be leveraged. And with a little dis-information from the WHO here, and open borders all over the developed nations in Europe there, it would not take much to get a global pandemic going and lower economic conditions to those the Chinese were experiencing.
Once this global pandemic got going, the west would do what the Chinese Communist dictators don’t care much about. They would take economy-destroying steps to SAVE LIVES. And unlike China where the state media would be instructed to disseminate preposterous death counts, the western media would spread fear to every corner of the globe.
The domestic setup in the U.S. for the Chinese dictatorship could not have been better. Democrats, already deeply invested in what was obviously going to be a failed impeachment of Trump effort, would see their sham fiasco through to the end, providing even more cover for all Chinese misdeeds at the most critical moment. Use your imagination to see the glee spread across Chinese dictator Xi’s face, as Nancy Pelosi tore up her copy of Trump’s State of the Union message, which provided early virus warnings while impeachment dragged out.
No doubt this column contains significant amounts of speculation. However, like jigsaw puzzle pieces that have been identified, picked up, examined, but not yet plugged in where they most likely fit, everything is much more than plausible here.
The Chinese have taken both the U.S. and European economies down without firing a shot. And while there is significant outrage and anger being directed at China from nations like Japan where well-founded suspicions of Chinese treachery run high, the American Democrats have, right on que, continued their scorched earth political tactics against Trump. Democrats play politics every day even with promising medical treatments and in the face of a horrific national health emergency that requires unity and single-mindedness of purpose.
Did the Chinese conspire to do this? Did the Iranians participate? Only time will tell. Rumblings in China suggest many of those there, as well as westerners working in the vast network of intelligence operations all over Asia, seem to think so. Investigations are underway. The slow plodding efforts to learn all the facts will take time, years in fact, just as they did after 9-11.
In the meantime, there is one thing that is not speculative. There is no unity in America. Democrats with the help of their domination of the domestic news media, see this tragedy as their last great chance to win in November. Their political blame game against Trump has gone to nauseating extremes.
For now, the doomsters and gloomsters in America seem to have the upper hand. But unlike in places where dictatorships thrive and 100% of the news coverage of the un-elected dictators is positive, in America, where ironically 90% of the coverage of our most visible elected official is negative, Americans can and will use their imaginations to figure out where to look for clues as to what has probably been going on here.
A free pass for China......so far.....but changes are coming, changes dictators will find perplexing, given their limited "imaginations."
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