Thoughts On A Sunday

It’s been raining here at The Gulch since midnight and got heavy during the afternoon, something the Weather GuysTM says is supposed to continue until sometime Monday morning. More rain is forecast during the rest of the week, here and there.

I don’t think the climate doomsayers will be able to continue making the claim that we’re suffering a drought here in northern New England.


This had me scratching my head until I remembered 1984 and the contradictory statements others have used to illustrate the absurdity of claims made by the Left such as Slavery = Freedom, just to name one.

An actual absurdity I came across is the media saying voting threatens democracy. Umm, excuse me?

This controversy starts with the election of 8 Republicans to a Michigan County Board of Commissioners the Washington Post took exception too, painting the election as the Right taking control of local government being a Bad ThingTM.”

“The new commissioners, all Republicans, swore their oaths of office on family Bibles. And then the firings began. Gone was the lawyer who had represented Ottawa County for 40 years. Gone was the county administrator who oversaw a staff of 1,800. To run the health department, they voted to install a service manager from a local HVAC company who had gained prominence as a critic of mask mandates.”

The meeting was in January. The reporters were not present. But it ran pictures of the meeting taken by Evan Cobb, a freelance photographer from South Bend, Indiana. Maybe they interviewed him.

People elected an overwhelming majority of 8 new Republican commissioners (out of 11 commissioners) that the Jeff Bezos newspaper did not like. They made changes that the newspaper did not like, and so the Jeff Bezos Post said this threatened “the building blocks of American democracy.”

One of the changes made was to the county’s motto “that sat atop the county’s website and graced its official stationery.”

The 186-year-old county adopted that motto — Where You Belong — six years ago.

The new one is Where Freedom Rings.

Freedom must be a threat to democracy, too.

Anyone paying attention knows the Left hates freedom, otherwise why would they be trying so hard to stamp it out?

There’s more to the story about why the eight new county commissioners took the actions they did, including why they fired a number of long time county employees, the main reason being how they mishandled Covid, getting to the point where they saw residents as a threat to public health.

Read The Whole Thing.


800 years of Climate Crisis.

To think they were driving SUVs over 800 years ago! Who knew?


We’re seeing more fallout from the “Defund the Police” actions taken by a number of Blue cities. The latest highlights an attack that took place in West Hollywood where two “Safety Ambassadors” stood and watched the assault while police officers would have subdued and arrested the perpetrator.

In an effort to make citizens feel safe with fewer police, the city has deployed 85 unarmed security ambassadors on residential streets and in commercial corridors. Their presence is meant to deter crime, but they do not intervene at the sight of trouble. Instead, they are supposed to notify the police.

Business Owner Larry Block agrees with Reynolds that West Hollywood’s decision last year to cut its police force was a bad idea. Block told ABC 7 that the feckless security ambassadors are no substitute for police officers:

"Armed people can do something, they're intimidating, the security ambassadors walk around aimlessly, not really knowing what to do."

Another way to make citizens feel safe with fewer police is to allow all law-abiding citizens to be armed. When only criminals and police are armed, the citizens are defenseless and violent crime runs rampant. We see that in every Blue city with severe Second Amendment restrictions. Reduce the number of police and the crime problem gets worse, “Safety Ambassadors” notwithstanding.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee where it’s raining to beat the band, it’s gonna rain for most of the week, and where even Monday is throwing in the towel.


Suicidal Teenage Girls

By way of Instapundit comes this:

One-third of teen girls in US seriously considered attempting suicide in 2021: CDC.

From the comments comes this punch line:

“Then they stopped listening to the CDC and Fauci and recovered.”

Seems like a reasonable explanation to me.

Friday Funny (On Saturday) - The Difference

Sorry, folks, but I got sidetracked and wasn't able to post last night. But fear not, this post corrects that oversight.

Years of experience have proven to me again and again the accuracy of the following illustration:


Thoughts On A Sunday

It’s a wet day here The Gulch, with rain forecast to fall all day. It’s been a dry month so far but today’s rain is expected to get the total close to what we normally see for April. At least it’s a soaking rain meaning there’s no flooding forecast to take place.

Being a rainy day I expect we’ll be inside all day – except for church, of course – so we have an excuse to not partake of any spring cleaning. Not that there’s much that really needs to be done with the exception of cleaning windows and screens, something that isn’t in the cards this rainy day.


It’s hard to believe that my boating season starts in a little more than three weeks. All the arrangements have been made, bills have been paid, and the only things I’ll need to do before putting the Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout back into the water is clean the cockpit and cuddy cabin, then load all of the gear – anchors, mooring lines, PFDs, cushions, and so on – then haul it to the town docks and launch it.


I lifted this entirely from Instapundit because there’s no way I could make it any better with commentary of my own.

Dreadful news, which I feel duty bound to share. Activists in my mentions are trying to organise yet another boycott of my work, this time of the Harry Potter TV show. As forewarned is forearmed, I've taken the precaution of laying in a large stock of champagne.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 21, 2023

She’s let everyone know just what she thinks of the ‘woke’ activists with that one tweet, i.e. not much. And why should she give them any more power than they think they have? It isn’t like they’re rational human beings. What they are is delusional narcissists who let feelz drive them rather than logic, reason, or facts.


Who says there’s no such thing as justice even if it isn’t through the justice system?

BuzzFeed destroyed the media. The media returned the favor.

It was never a viable operation, meaning it never made money. Investors spent hundreds of millions of dollars ‘investing’ in a media operation that couldn’t seem to get its financial house in order. Then again it seemed more interested in sensationalism than actual news. It was this that led to its downfall, a fate it deserved.

However, there is a larger narrative implicated in BuzzFeed News’ collapse, and it inevitably returns to that decision to publish the Steele dossier. BuzzFeed News was a beautiful idea that failed, not just because of the financial model, but because BuzzFeed News itself could never differentiate itself as being more trustworthy than either its parent company or the rest of the media. Why not? Because by publishing the Steele dossier — which we now know to have been partisan bunk concocted and spread with malevolent intent — BuzzFeed immediately rendered itself the least trustworthy news organization in America.

The more arrogant they are, the harder they fall.

I, for one, will not be lamenting its demise. Now we have to see about the propaganda organs of the DNC like CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Washington Post….


News reports that Joe Biden will be announcing his run for re-election has me dismayed considering his obvious and continuing mental decline. My ex works in the dementia ward of our state institutions and has been saying he exhibits many of the signs of dementia. (One of the WP Sisters got angry when I mentioned that, rebutting by asking “Did she or anyone else examine him? If not, how can anyone say that?”) I’d say working with dementia patients for almost 15 years gives her insight that the ‘man on the street’ doesn’t have.

I am not the only one questioning the wisdom of Biden running again. So is the Wall Street Journal. (This link is paywalled, but you can see much of what was in the editorial by going here.)

The White House is whispering that next week President Biden will announce his intention to run for a second term, though the polls say that even most Democrats hope he doesn’t. The public understands what Mr. Biden apparently won’t admit: that electing an octogenarian in obvious decline for another four years could be an historic mistake.


But asking the country to elect a man who is 80 years old and whose second term would end when he is 86 is a risky act that borders on selfish. It’s impossible to know Mr. Biden’s real physical and mental state because the White House goes to great lengths to hide it. But his decline is clear to anyone who isn’t willfully blind. He rarely holds a press conference, and his words are as scripted as possible to avoid embarrassing stumbles that he nonetheless continues to make.

Different people age at different rates, but the risk of an accelerated decline for Mr. Biden is considerable. The chance that he could serve a full second term is hardly assured.

And unless the Democrats decide that Kamala Harris is more of a liability than a help and replace her as Biden’s running mate, we could easily end up with Harris as President, someone who is nearly as clueless as Biden, but can’t use dementia as an excuse for her behavior. I think WRBA would have an extremely difficult keeping Cackling Kamala reined in.


I have to wonder how the Climate Change faithful and watermelon environmentalists are going to explain this away.

New NOAA STAR satellite temperatures only show half the warming that climate models do.

An all new reanalysis of the STAR satellite data finds markedly lower temperature trends for the last 40 years. The big deal about this is that this third dataset suddenly supports the original UAH satellite data, not the other RSS system, and not the “surface thermometers” sitting near hot tarmacs and absolutely not the climate models.

The satellite data didn’t match the data from ground stations, many of those stations improperly sited or correction factors not properly applied or not applied at all. When a survey was performed by BEST (Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures), it was found that pristine surface stations – properly sited and isolated from Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect – were not showing the temperature increases being seen at ‘dirty’ stations. The UAH satellite data mirrored the findings of the BEST survey, yet the Climate Change faithful ignored it as the data didn’t fit the narrative they’ve been selling.

Will we ever have enough data to end this climate version of Lysenkoism?


Have you noticed that rich people, more specifically the rich Left, talk about how they’re all for being taxed more? However, when it comes to actually cutting a check, they’re a no-show.

I have long been bemused by rich liberals like Warren Buffett, who tell us their tax rates are too low. Really? Guess what: the IRS will cash your check! If you seriously think you aren’t paying enough taxes, or you actually believe the government spends money more wisely and effectively than you do, there is an easy solution. Write the IRS a check, I guarantee they will cash it.

Yet, strangely, I have never heard of a rich liberal doing this, even though most of these people are second or third generation beneficiaries who cannot comprehend how hard their ancestors worked to accumulate the wealth that they enjoy.

So, they talk the talk, but don’t or won’t walk the walk. It’s just another bit of virtue signaling as best I can tell. After all, it isn’t like they actually have to cut a check to the IRS, right? It doesn’t cost them a penny to talk about paying more taxes, does it?


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee where it’s raining, where we’re being a bit lazy, and once again Monday will be returning with its usual malice.


The "Get Woke, Go Broke" Virus Is Spreading

I have to wonder if the C-level executives of some corporations have been taking illicit drugs. What’s making me ponder this question?

How about sheer stupidity?

How many companies have made the decision to go ‘woke’ as a marketing strategy only to find out it backfires and causes them to lose market share?

The first one I became aware of, but was unlikely to be the first rather than the biggest at the time, was Gillette. Their disastrous ad campaign that denigrated men ended up costing them over $8 billion in sales and valuation.

The latest is Anheuser-Busch who thought it would be a great idea to use a trans-woman as the center of their ad campaign to capture younger customers for their Bud Light brand. While the popularity of Bud Light had been falling off, this ‘woke’ campaign may have killed it off. It may have killed off the career of the architect of the ill advised move, Alissa Heinerscheid, a marketing VP for the Bud Light brand. She’s taken a leave of absence and her position is being filled by Todd Allan for the time being.

Another example - retail chain Bed, Bath & Beyond whose very public dislike and denunciation of My Pillow magnate Mike Lindell seriously affected their already struggling bottom line. BB&B has closed 400 stores across the nation, including all but three of them here in New Hampshire.

Then there’s Disney which has seen falloffs in subscriptions to its Disney+ streaming service, box office failures of ‘woke’ remakes of popular movies, and falling popularity of some of its Star Wars spin-off series because they appear to be too woke for fans. Disney is also laying off staff, something it has never done before as best I recall.

It is doubtless there are plenty of more examples, big and small, of businesses who went woke, and then broke.

More of corporate America is learning the lesson of “Get woke. Go broke.” Pissing off a majority of one’s customer base in order to capture a small percentage of customers they might not have seems like an incredibly stupid move. Why anyone thought it was a good idea escapes me. The only explanation I can come up with is that either those who made the decision to do so were either off their meds, using illicit substances, have had too much of the ‘woke’ Koolaid, or some combination of all three.



Thoughts On A Sunday

NOTE: It wasn’t until Monday morning (5:47AM) I realized I had written my usual TOAS...but never posted it! I obviously got distracted and, thinking that I had finished writing it had also posted it. I was wrong. Sorry about that.

We had a preview of summer this past week with some warm sunny days in the 80’s, with couple of places seeing 90ºF. Windows in both The Gulch and the trusty RAM 1500 were open, the heat was off, and we made the best of the weather.

While there are still a few places showing piles of snow, primarily areas that receive no direct sunlight, those piles are almost gone. As best I’ve been able to determine there is no ice left anywhere on the Big Lake. I’ve certainly seen quite a few boats out on the lake, most of them being fishing boats – it’s salmon fishing season – hitting the spots where landlocked salmon might be.

The Official Weekend Pundit Lake Winnipesaukee Runabout – aka The Boat – is still scheduled to be returned the water early during the second week of May. I suppose I could have made arrangements to have The Boat removed from storage earlier, but since it would not really be used until early May why do so?


Just when we think we’ve gotten past racial issues we find that descendants of victims of segregation are demanding segregated housing, at least to the level where they get to choose the race of their potential roommate.

The demand to allow "students of color" to elect not to room with students of other races was one of several such demands issued by a group of protesting students who aired their concerns about racism on campus during an ongoing sit-in. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud spoke at the sit-in in a live-streamed exchange.

Calling themselves “#NotAgainSU,” this group of protestors is calling for the chancellor to resign if he does not sign a document conceding to the list of demands by Wednesday. Even before the given deadline, over 1,000 protesters have already petitioned for his resignation online.

Yet another group of students who have the mistaken belief that they run the show at their university.

I remember when ‘students of color’ demanded segregated housing at my alma mater a few years ago. The administration basically said ‘no’, reminding them that segregated housing was illegal, particularly on state property. They didn’t like the administration’s response and demanded the university ignore federal law and numerous US Supreme Court decisions. What would be next, demands to restore of some modern version of Jim Crow laws? Considering their ignorance of history, and particularly the history of the US Civil Rights movement, their demands were over the top and illegal as heck.

Maybe it’s time to remind them that they don’ run the show. Start with suspensions. If that doesn’t work, then expulsions. It’s time for college administrations to start doing their jobs and take back control of their campuses.


There are calls for governments to start taxing wealth. Both national and state governments have considered doing this even thought there is plenty of evidence showing that so-called wealth taxes don’t work, don’t collect anywhere near what proponents claim they will, and have the added side effect that they have a negative effect on the economy of any place imposing them as the wealthy flee, taking their wealth with them.

Along with wealth leaving, so does investment. Why would anyone want to invest someplace where the government can decide they can tax “unrealized gains” meaning taxing the supposed increase in the value of an investment even though the investor hasn’t cashed out.

The latest ‘victim’ of the wealth tax?


“A difficult choice has been made. I’ve moved from Asker, Norway, to Lugano in Switzerland,” Norway’s biggest taxpayer, and the largest shareholder of investment firm Aker ASA, Kjell Inge Røkke wrote to the rest of the board in an open letter last September. Mr Røkke, an industrial tycoon with an estimated net worth of Nkr 19.6bn (£1.5bn), is among 50 billionaires and millionaires to have left Norway over the past year as they were hit with higher rates of wealth tax.

Record numbers of the country's richest residents have fled since the Labour-centre coalition increased wealth tax rates by 0.1 percentage points, costing the government tens of millions in lost tax revenue. The 50 high earners, with a combined net worth of more than Nkr 40bn (£3bn), make up more than the total number who have left the country for Switzerland since 2009, according to Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv.

A number of nations have imposed wealth taxes in the past. Most have abandoned them because they had the opposite effect of that predicted by proponents. One of the last countries to abandon wealth taxes was France back in 2017 when it was found it lost more money than it ever collected in revenues.

What I find disturbing is the UK is considering a wealth tax...again.

It imposed such taxes back in the early 70’s and the British economy, already in the depths of a recession, collapsed. It wasn’t until Maggie Thatcher became Prime Minister and pushed Parliament to undo the crushing economic policies and confiscatory taxes that the British economy recovered. That the British are thinking of going back down that route again means they have forgotten the lessons they were taught the last time they tried it.

That California has been contemplating a similar move tells me they also choose not to learn from history, will make the same mistakes, something that could be the death knell for California’s already struggling economy.


And that’s the new from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the summer weather has taken a step back to more normal spring weather, camps and cottages are being opened for the upcoming summer season, and where we’re waiting for our local ice cream joint to re-open.


Thoughts On A Sunday

It was during church services this morning that I heard someone say something I’ve never heard anyone say in church before.

“Has anyone seen a Slinky?”

A Slinky? Really?

Apparently one of our very young parishioners brought his Slinky with him to church and dropped it on the floor towards the rear of the church and it rolled down the slope of the floor towards the altar. His grandmother walked down the center aisle asking about the wayward toy. Said Slinky was eventually located six rows from the front and was returned to the young parishioner’s parents for safekeeping until services were finished.

Just when I thought I had seen it all…


Is China the rising economic power that will replace the US some of the ‘pundits’ are saying it is, or is China a version of a Potemkin village writ large? Of the two, I am coming to believe it is more the latter than the former considering some of the signs I’ve been seeing.

A few of of those signs:

- A couple of trillion dollars of defaults in the real estate market, with Evergrande alone totaling just under a trillion all by itself.

- The so-called Zero Covid measures that shut down entire cities for months which also included major manufacturing, transportation, and financial hubs. The effects of those measures are still being felt

- Increasing government control of the economy which will eventually short-circuit the market feedback mechanism.

- More companies are moving their operations out of China to places like Vietnam, Thailand, India, and Indonesia, if not ‘reshoring’ operations back home.

Is the might of China built on shifting sands? Is it facade like that seen on movie lots?

Only time will tell.


Why is it I figured Social Security would not be around when I finally retired?

Because I knew the funds needed to pay out benefits wouldn’t be there. That’s something I figured out over 30 years ago.

Unless there was an actual Trust Fund to pay benefits, there weren’t going to be enough people paying into the system to fund payouts. It was expected that our population would continue to grow which meant an increasing number of workers paying into the system to fund payouts. However, that expectation turned out to be incorrect as the population in the US is not growing at anywhere near the rate expected while at the same time the labor participation rate is dropping. That does not bode well for the viability of Social Security.

Anyone depending upon Social Security for their retirement income is screwed.


Leave it to Joe Biden to destroy Title IX, and in turn, women’s scholastic sports.

The Biden Administration has really bought into the transgender craze. So much so that, in response to states trying to protect girls and women in sports, they announced a Title IX rule change yesterday. In the interest of being FAIR, there shall be no blanket bans of transgenders in sports.

SloJoe is killing off women’s sports in schools by making sure they will be unable to compete against ‘transwomen’ who are faster and stronger than biological girls. Despite claims to the contrary by many modern women, women aren’t as physically capable as men. We see the proof again and again in sports, be it in soccer, track, lacrosse, wrestling, gymnastics, MMA, and a whole host of other sports. Yet SloJoe and WRBA have decided to believe the hype from third-wave feminists and destroy women’s sports all in the name of ‘fairness’.

We don’t need that type of fairness since there’s nothing fair about it, period.


And that’s the abbreviated Easter Sunday news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where Ice Out was declared this past Friday, boats have already been seen out on the lake, and where my boating season starts in 5 weeks!


EVs Ain't All That Once You Look Closer

Instapundit takes note of Kia’s new EV9 and finding it’s “not actually impressive.”

From the comments come this observation:

"But this is not bad: 'And will charge from 10 to 80 percent in under 25 minutes.' "

Really? I can go from 1% to 100% of fuel for my pickup in less than 4 minutes - 26 gallons of gas - and go well over 400 miles while carrying three other passengers and a half-ton of cargo.

The Kia - or any other EV - does not impress me at all. Twenty five minutes to go from 10 to 80 percent charge means that's 25 minutes I'm not getting things done. I don't have time for that. I'm too busy.

And these two:

...will charge from 10 to 80 percent in under 25 minutes using a 230-kWh Level 3 charger

...... Googles "price of 230 kwh level 3 charger" ......

You can expect to pay anywhere from $10,000 to $80,000 for a quality Level 3 EV charger, this includes installation and associated permitting costs. Of course, the exact cost will depend on a number of factors, such as the specific charger you select and the prevailing electrical rates in your area.

Followed by this one in response:

I think you'll find one of those 230 kwh level 3 chargers require 440V 3-phase. You don't see that in residential areas, at least not in the rural and semi-rural areas.

A 230KWH charger would require a 1000 amp service using a 220V drop. I know I wouldn't want to pay for one.

The more you dig into the realities of EVs, the more you realize EVs are not a solution to the alleged climate change problem being caused by cars and trucks. They are a smokescreen that ignores the very big negatives of EVs.


Thoughts On A Sunday

Yesterday was a sad day here at The Gulch.

One of the feline contingent, Cole, passed away yesterday. He was 17 years old and had been fighting a health issue over the past couple of months, but in the end he lost the battle. He died in my arms, with me telling him I loved him and that he was “a Gu’boy”.

He and I went through a lot together over the past 17 years, both joyous and saddening. He was comforting. He loved to cuddle, purring contently all the while. He would groom BeezleBub after he took a shower because “he couldn’t do it hisself”.

On weekend mornings he would wake me up, letting me know it was time to get up and feed the feline members of the household. (During the week I usually am up by 5:30AM. On weekends Cole might let me sleep in until 6AM, and sometimes even 6:15AM, but not much past that because the food dishes were empty and I, the Food Giver Person, needed to fill them.)

Be at Peace, Big Kitty. May your supper dish always be full and your bed always filled with catnip.


I find it hard to believe that Nancy Pelosi was Speaker of the House, let alone a member of the House.

Her understanding of the justice system in this country, and of the Constitution as well, is abysmal. That she tweeted the following shows that she was never fit to serve in Congress.

...everyone has the right to a trial to prove their innocence.

Hopefully, the former President will peacefully respect the system, which grants him that right. (Emphasis added – ed.)

First, the accused doesn’t go to trial to prove their innocence. The trial is for the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The prosecution has to do that work. The defense is there to disprove the prosecution’s case.

Second, ‘the system’ Nancy references doesn’t grant any rights. Rights are inherent and are enumerated by the Constitution, and specifically the Bill of Rights. The system must work within that framework or it provides no justice, just oppression and tyranny.

What’s scary is that a lot of Democrats in Congress, state legislatures, and government believe the same thing as Pelosi.


This is something I have understood for some time as I actually ran the numbers and they didn’t add up.

‘Wind Power Fails on Every Count’: Oxford Scientist Explains the Math.

Wind power has been historically and scientifically unreliable, claims an Oxford University mathematician and physicist, with his calculations revealing the government to be pursuing a “bluster of windfarm politics” while discarding numerical evidence.

After the decision to cut down on fossil fuels was made at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris, the “instinctive reaction” around the world was to embrace renewables, Professor Emeritus Wade Allison, who is also a researcher at CERN, said in a 2023 paper (pdf).

Allison noted that because solar power is “extremely weak,” it was inadequate to “sustain even a small global population with an acceptable standard of living” before the Industrial Revolution.

“Today, modern technology is deployed to harvest these weak sources of energy. Vast ‘farms’ that monopolise the natural environment are built, to the detriment of other creatures. Developments are made regardless of the damage wrought. Hydro-electric schemes, enormous turbines and square miles of solar panels are constructed, despite being unreliable and ineffective; even unnecessary,” Allison said in the report, published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

I have debated about wind and solar with true believers and in every case was able to demolish their arguments with the math, and I am not talking about high end math. It’s straight up arithmetic.

I once did a back-of-the-envelope calculation about how many solar panels it would take to replace the output of the Seabrook (NH) nuclear power plant, assuming the solar panels aren’t perfectly side-by-side and the storage needed was available in order to equal the 24/7 output of Seabrook’s 1300MW capacity – it would take ~120 square miles of solar panels. (This calculation assumes winter sunlight hours as we are above the 43rd parallel up here in New Hampshire). That means destroying 120 square miles of forests and the carbon-sinking those forests provide to replace the ~2 square miles taken up by Seabrook. It’s better and more environmentally friendly to build a new nuclear plant, and in the end, cheaper to do so.


And that’s the news from Lake Winnipesaukee, where the ice on the main part of the lake is gone, the winds have been helping to break up the remaining ice, and where boating season starts in 6 weeks!


The Continuing Politicization Of The Justice System

I have been seeing the coverage of Trump’s indictment, the commentary on TV, the various tweets and web posts, all of the “Yeah, we got him now!” and “The Dems have no idea what they’ve unleashed!” opinion pieces in the papers and on the blogs. I’ve read a lot of legal opinions from lawyers and legal pundits about the Manhattan DA’s actions (as well as his increasing inaction against violent criminals in his part of New York City).

It seems DA Bragg has gone out of his way to spin what was at best a misdemeanor into a felony, has ignored the statute of limitations, has withheld exculpatory evidence, while the media ignores a felonious misdeeds of both previous and present presidents and some of their associates that would have gotten anyone else thrown into a federal prison, particularly Republican anyone elses in government as well as average citizens.

The justice system has been increasingly politicized, is being pushed away from the restrictions of the Constitution as well as the enumerated Rights, trying to suborn federal and state laws by redefining them to mean something other than their original meaning, suborning the legislative process. The push to criminalize things that aren’t criminal, that are protected by the Constitution, and doing so for purely political reasons as a means of suppressing political opponents, be they individuals or groups, is the mark of an increasingly intolerant, oppressive tyrannical ruling class.

Is the Trump indictment a purely political move? In my opinion, it is. ‘They’, the Democrat/Progressive elites, will do everything they can get away with to maintain power by destroying Trump. It’s a gamble since it could easily backfire on them. To quote Obi Wan Kenobe “If you strike me down I will become more powerful than you can imagine.”

I do have to wonder if Trump is convicted an appeal will make its way to the Supreme Court, citing the flaws in the case, the ‘rewriting’ of laws that turned a misdemeanor into a felony sans any legislative action, willfully ignoring the statute of limitations, as well as prosecutorial misconduct and malicious prosecution.

And so the circus begins.