The closer we get to the midterms, the more the polls are going to say that Democrats will take the House. They will do this consistently, just as they predicted Hillary’s win in 2016. Don’t believe it. In fact, don’t even bother reading the polls.
They are not an accurate measurement of what the voters will be doing in November. Ask yourself this. If American blacks now give Trump a favorability rating of 31%, how can Democrats be leading going in to the elections? The answer is, they can’t.
Those two things are irreconcilable. They cannot exist in the same universe. Either one poll is wrong, the other is wrong, or they’re both wrong. They can’t both be right. Given how wrong the polls were in 2016, why would you even bother looking at them?
Many of my followers know that I believe in God. Every Saturday I write a thread about God and talk about what it’s like to walk with him every day. For some time now I have read tweets that seem to literally worship Trump. I find that quite bothersome.
No one but God should be worshipped. Jesus said (MT 4:10) "You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve." I think we should take him at his word. We are called to be like him. 1 Jn 2:6 “Those who say they live in God should live their lives as Jesus did.”
How did Jesus live his life? He sought God’s advice on everything. When he was facing the greatest challenge of his life in the garden, he called on God. He didn’t want to go through what he knew was coming, but he said, “Not my will but yours be done.” Lk 22:42
Emmitt Smith said something once that stuck with me. If you get in the end zone, act like you’ve been there before. I’d like to adapt his saying to prayer. If you’re going to pray, act like you’ve done it before. Prayer should be something that is routine.
It should be something you do all the time. Like breathing. Most people think of prayer as something you do on your knees, beside the bed, with your hands together, pointed toward heaven. Something you do when there’s a need for something special.
There is a place for that sort of thing, but for me prayer is a minute by minute hour by hour conservation with God. It’s me mentioning someone who is on my heart, and asking God to watch over them. It’s me reminding God (as if he needed it) that so and so needs healing.
One of my favorite military phrases is adapt, improvise and overcome. It’s a succinct way of saying, quitcher bitchin and get the job done. One of the things you learn in the military is that regardless of the odds, you’re expected to prevail. You learn this in a lot of ways.
When they roust you out of bed at 4AM after you’ve gotten four hours of sleep, the expectation is that you will perform up to the standard. You’re tired? So what? That’s no excuse for doing less than your best. Guess what. The enemy doesn’t care if you got no sleep last night.
He’s still going to attack you with ferocity. So, what are you going to do? Wilt? Or stand up to the pressure? There are millions of little lessons like that in the military. The bottom line is, no matter the odds, you must prevail. No matter the pain, you must go on.
I’m sure some of you may have wondered why you are banned. You’ve had no interaction with lefties, you don’t cuss or insult people, maybe you don’t even post all that often. Well, here’s how it works.
Twitter has written an algorithm that calculates how many people have blocked you. The “quality” of your account is based on those blocks. So, what do the lefties do? They create massive blocklists and use keywords to trap lots of conservatives. It’s not that hard to do.
As I continue reading Jeffrey Race’s War Comes To Long An, I find that the genius of the American system of government was confirmed by what the communists did in Vietnam. Early on, the communists recognized that the central government of South Vietnam held all the power.
Mind you, in the communist system of government, the central government holds all the power, but the communists, wisely, deceived the people to that reality. In order to leech power from the central government, they focused all their efforts on the chi bo - the local government.
Decisionmaking was pushed to the lowest levels of the societal organizations - the village council. In fact, the communists stated that completely autonomous local councils was their goal. Obviously, this was not their longterm goal, but deceit is their stock in trade.
Here’s why they’re wrong. The completely miss the Browder connection because they have bought into Browder’s lies. Bill Browder is not a white knight battling Russian corruption. He IS Russian corruption.
My followers know that I’ve written extensively about Browder, exposing him for the crook, liar and scammer that he is. But a brief refresher course is in order to demonstrate why the theory that the Trump Tower meeting was a setup is dead wrong.
I’m currently reading Jeffrey Race’s War Comes To Long An. The book is a study of the events that occurred in one Vietnamese province, both from the communist point of view and the South Vietnamese government’s point of view. (Bear with me. I have a point.)
By interviewing participants from both sides and reviewing documents from both sides, he reveals the thinking and actions of both sides through a period of years. He then presents his analysis of those positions and their impact on the success or failure of each side.
In the analysis chapter, he presents an example to explain what happened in the province. In so doing, I gained an insight into Donald Trump’s strategy and why he’s been so successful. Here’s the point that I’m getting to.
Some random thoughts for a Sunday afternoon. This is kind of a stream of consciousness thing, but I’ve got a lot of varied thoughts on my mind today.
Is it white privilege that motivates South Africans to expropriate the land of white South Africans? And kill them where they stand for being white? Is there white privilege in say, Indonesia? If not, then how can you say white privilege even exists?
Wouldn’t it more likely be power privilege? It isn’t white privilege that rules in Venezuela, is it? Or Cuba? Or Chile? Argentina? Anywhere that whites don’t control the government? And what is racism?
Have you ever thought what it would be like to not have God in your life? I’ve basically had God in my life for my entire life, so it’s hard for me to imagine what it’s like. But, I can think about how I live each day and realize how different it might be without him.
For example, when I’m driving, I’m constantly carrying on a conversation with God. I ask and expect him to let me know if I need to slow down, speed up, or take a different route. I talk about people I know for whom I’m praying and visualize their problem being resolved.
If I didn’t have God, what might I do? Complain about the other drivers? “Sightsee”? Think about what I might do at my destination? Mull over the events of the morning? Or the previous day? It’s akin to asking what would I do without my wife. I’ve thought about that some.
The Twitter bans are getting ridiculous. At the slightest provocation, or with no provocation at all, Twitter is banning people on the right. Have you seen a SINGLE person on the left banned? Anybody at all of note? At some point, the intent becomes obvious.
An election is coming up, and Twitter and other social media companies will do everything in their power to suppress conservative voices. They hope that by doing so they will help the left win the House back. Look around you. Do you know a conservative who isn’t shadowbanned?
I have done nothing to deserve shadowbanning. I seldom cuss. I almost never interact with people on the left. I try to avoid calling people names. I write about the Bible every Saturday evening. Yet I’m shadowbanned because my content is somehow not up to par.
When you ask if the state will allow them to opt out, the answer is no, not within the existing state. Nor should they. Because there are many other people who are parties to that contract. This is why I say we have to go back to the two men alone on an island.
The basis of a social contract is an agreement between two or more people to determine disposition of property, resolution of disputes and administration of agreements. If two men are alone on an island, there are a number of ways they an resolve their living situation.
This behavior by Sen. Bill Nelson is wildly irresponsible. Bill Nelson: The Russians have penetrated some Florida voter registration systems tampabay.com/florida-politi…
“Russian operatives have "penetrated" some of Florida's voter registration systems ahead of the 2018 midterms, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said Wednesday, adding new urgency to concerns about hacking.”
“The state, however, said it has received "zero information" supporting his claim.”
If Nelson has evidence backing his claims, he should produce it to the election officials. Otherwise he should be roundly condemned for fear-mongering.
I went to lunch today with a buddy who is a Marine who served in Vietnam. I am doing background research for my book. Although my character is Army, there’s a lot the two had in common. So, we talked about what it was like to be on patrol in the jungles of Vietnam.
He shared a number of things with me, but several stood out, because they’re so different from what you normally hear. He said they went on patrol for 30 days at a time. Basically, they hiked through the jungle for 30 days trying to get the enemy to engage with them.
Sometimes, because of weather, the resupply choppers couldn’t come out, so they ran low on food and water and had to figure out ways to survive. They refilled their canteens from the streams and didn’t even bother to boil the water.
I may be the only person interested in this, but I’m going to write about the Vietnam war. It’s a subject I have studied a lot, and I continue to read new books every day. There is a mantra in academe about the Vietnam war. It’s the accepted narrative.
1) The war was unwinnable 2) The war was immoral 3) The war was illegal 4) The war was a civil war
None of these things are true, yet they’re the accepted academic wisdom on Vietnam. There are a lot of other “truisms” about the war that are provably false.
One such “truism” is that the Viet Cong were an indigenous insurgency brought about by the corruption and cruelty of the Diem regime. As the years have gone by, that “truism” has been proven false, yet it persists in much of academe.
I want to talk about @ThomasWictor tonight. Thomas is one of the most intriguing people I’ve ever “met”. (I put that in quotes because I only know him from Twitter.) For those who don’t follow him, let me explain a little about Thomas.
Thomas is what I would call a free thinker. He has no preconceptions, so he’s able to see things that other people miss completely and make connections that make no sense to anyone else until he points them out. He has a very keen eye. He can spot things on video that I can’t.
Even after he’s pointed them out, I don’t see them. Until he posts the screenshots with arrows pointing to the thing he saw. Even then I sometimes can’t make it out. His mind doesn’t work like anyone I’ve ever met before. He simply defies convention.
I guess conservatives don’t know how to fight. If Facebook is censors you, you don’t complain to the government. You move to other platforms, like MeWe mewe.com. Same for Twitter - Gab gab.ai. Same for Youtube - BitChute bitchute.com
For centuries, the American way of dealing with bullies has been to beat them at their own game. Now, apparently, everyone wants the government to step in. What is it? A fear of losing your followers? Have you forgotten that when you started you had no followers?
Do you really think you can’t start over and build your follower count again? I used to tweet under an anonymous handle. I had thousands of followers. One day I decided it was time to delete the account. Later I created this one. If you have followers, they’re following YOU.
I’ve been thinking about this tweet ever since I retweeted it yesterday. There’s several things about it that bother me. First of all, if you’re a GOP voter in OH12 and you don’t know there’s an election today, someone needs to kick you in the ass.
It’s YOUR responsibility as a voter to know what’s going on in your district. By remaining ignorant, you concede the election to the other side, and that is something we cannot afford to do in the present climate. Wake the f*** up. Do you not care about America?
Don’t tell me you’re too busy or you can’t be bothered. I’ll come up there and smack you upside the head. What’s your plan? Wait until you’re ruled by tyrants before speaking out? Yeah, that’s gonna work well for you. Gawd. Sometimes the American voters infuriate me.
The banning of Alex Jones from social media is bothersome, but there’s something else that bothers me more. Conservatives are screaming for the government to step in and regulate the social media industry. Have you give that any thought at all?
If you think Zuckerberg et al censoring your speech is bad, imagine how much worse it will be when it’s your government doing it. The answer isn’t to regulate social media. It’s to create competitors to them and beat them in the marketplace.
Have you given any thought to the possibility that the social media giants are pining for government regulation of their industries? Think about it. Right now they have to make the decisions about who to ban and then justify them to the marketplace.
There’s a part of me that is very sad today. I’ve been a sports fan all of my life, especially football. I loved both the NFL and college football. I was also a big NASCAR fan, Jeff Gordon, if you care to know. I watched baseball but wasn’t particularly into it.
I even watched basketball and hockey, but mostly the playoffs and usually only when a team I liked was playing. But I was a huge football fan. I was raised around DC, so I was a Redskins fan growing up. Oddly enough, in recent years I’ve been a Cowboys fan.
I still remember, like it was yesterday, when Kenny Houston stopped Walt Garrison at the one foot line to win a game. I remember many big moments over the years and admired many of the great players. In recent years, I’ve found myself turned off by the showboating of players.
One of your agents violated numerous FBI policies, including lying under oath, taking bribes, lying to law enforcement officers, committing computer security violations and using FBI assets for personal gain, all of which are detailed in the OIG report.
Then .@realDonaldTrump and @USAGSesssions, we come to the end of the report and read this: “Criminal prosecution of the SA was declined.” WTH? What is wrong with you people? Do you not realize how angry we are? We’re sick and tired of a two-tiered justice system.
I see many people talking about how the media has suddenly gotten biased. If can do one thing before I die, my wish would be that I can disabuse you of that notion. So, I’m going to let a Times man explain it to you.
“There is no such thing in America as an independent press, unless it is out in our country towns. You are all slaves. You know it, and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to express an honest opinion. If you expressed it, you would know beforehand that it would never
appear in print.
I am paid $150 for keeping honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for doing similar things. If I should allow honest opinions to be printed in one issue of my paper, I would be like Othello before twentyfour
We’re going out to dinner with neighbors this evening, so I’m going to start my Saturday Bible time a little early. Hope you don’t mind.
Tonight I want to talk about thankfulness. Thankfulness can cover a multitude of sins. By that I mean, being thankful can overcome much of the negativity in your life. No matter how bad things are, there is always something you can be thankful for.
If nothing else, you can thank God for loving you. Life is all about choices. You can chose to be negative and focus on all the bad things in your life. That’s the easy way out. Instead, try focusing on things you can be thankful for. You’d be amazed by the impact.