Wednesday, November 04, 2020

The Election Chaos...What Happens Next

 FACT CHECK: Does President Donald Trump Plan to End School ...


Well, the 2020 election is over...except it isn't really over! What we have is a situation where we might not know who really won for some time. As I predicted, there's a great deal of voter fraud involved. But before we go there and examine what happened and what is likely to happen, let's look at what we know in terms of the results, before we get to the shenanigans.

The Republicans will be keeping control of the Senate, with the edition of Tommy Tuberville in Alabama, John James in Michigan (who I was really rooting for), Cynthia Lummis in Wyoming, Bill Haggerty in Tennessee,and Roger Marshall in Kansas. Susan Collins, Mitch McConnell, Joni Ernst, John Cornyn, another of my faves Tom Cotton in Arkansas,  Steve Daines in Montana, Jim Risch in Idaho, and David Perdue in Georgia all were reelected among others. Corey Gardner lost in a close race in Colorado. Lindsay Graham (South Carolina) and Thom Tillus (North Carolina) also got another term.

The Republicans also picked up some House seats and may even pick up a few more once the votes are counted, but the Democrats will likely retain control of the House.

 What this will mean is that Democrat fantasies about packing the Supreme Court and other dreams will end when the bills hit the Senate.

OK, let's examine what actually happened.

First of all, the media, including FOX News were totally unfair in 'calling' states. When it came to states like Texas where President Trump was leading, even by a large amount they refused to call the state for him. When Joe Biden was barely ahead in Arizona, they called the stated for him.

Another thing I noticed and I haven't seen anyone notice is the amount of votes Libertarian candidates like Jo Jorgenson got, especially in battleground states. Since the numbers were far larger then usual for Libertarians, I wouldn't be surprised in the Dems, with a huge amount of money to spend since they barely campaigned gave the Libs some money to actually mount a campaign.Libertarian votes,  they knew that would effect GOP votes, not theirs.

But the real story has to do with actual voter fraud. In Blue run states like Michigan and Wisconsin, once  Trump was firmly ahead, ballot counting mysteriously stopped...ditto in Pennsylvania. It resumed once Biden ballots were cherry picked from the mail ins. That was designed to have Biden called as the winner and have him get the electoral votes.

 Believe it or not, these states also disregarded checking postmarks and comparing the signature with the one on file which should tell you what was really going on. Given that PA's Democrat Attorney General Shapiro crowed before the vote that Biden would win the state, there's no doubt something was up...especially since in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, many polls were mysteriously late in opening in areas known to vote Republican...and poll watchers with legitimate state certificates allowing them to enter the polls and observe the proceedings were forcibly kept out. That, by the way is a felony.

In addition -- Pennsylvania has declared it will accept ballots without a signature and without a post-mark proving they were sent at all, or sent by Election Day.

This is of course done so that illegal ballots can be manufactured and so that they cannot later be challenged.

For what other reason would such an insane thing be done?

Right now, these blue run states still don't have final results: Pennsylvania (Trump has a substantial lead there) Michigan, Wisconsin (States where Trump led handily until these states stopped counting ballots.  Democrat run Nevada is still counting, with the votes less then 8,000 apart. And Arizona is also still counting as well. They are now counting Election Day voters. Maricopa County, which is Trump territory still has lots of votes to count, so we'll see. 

Right now, Joe Biden is credited with 227 Electoral votes to Trump's 217. These tallies obviously are not including states that still have votes to count.

So this is the kind of chaos mail in ballots and 'late voting' has brought us. The main excuse was of course, corona virus and the risk of spreading it.  As I can testify personally, this was and is sheer BS.

I voted in a Masonic hall in the downtown of my home city. Masks were mandatory, and lines were drawn on the floor to allow social distancing while people were in line. It wasn't any more dangerous then going shopping at the market. The reason the Democrats insisted on it is so that they would have time to alter and control the votes. We've already seen people arrested for tampering with the early vote ballots and postal workers caught tossing away ballots. If you mailed in your ballot, you had best hope it got to where it was supposed to, let alone if it was ever counted. Keep in mind this is quite different from absentee voting, which I support and has safeguards.

This reminds me of nothing so much as that famous phone call by Chicago's Mayor Daley to the Kennedys during the 1960 presidential election..."How many more votes does he need?" That is exactly what the Dems will attempt to get Biden in the White House.

 There is a very good possibility of several interesting things  happening thanks to this mess. 

First, it may very well go to the Supreme court, which may insist that the Constitution be followed and that ballots posted after November 3rd not be counted, which is the way it's always been if the results are questioned. That's especially true given the amount of outright voter fraud that's already been discovered.

One blessing in disguise is that this process is going to unveil how deeply inserted voter fraud has become in our election process for the American people to see first hand.

Another interesting possibility is that Joe Biden could well be facing an indictment and be unfit to serve. The evidence of his corruption and perhaps even tax evasion is pretty clearcut and President Trump's DOJ still has ample time to pursue this if it comes to that.

Another possibility is that just as was done in 2020, the ballots themselves maybe sequestered bythe Feds and recounted. I personally think that's a long shot, but it should be mentioned.

And finally, it's high time that America's election process is reformed, even if it means the Feds handle national elections and vote collection. If that happens, the deliberate chaos of 2020 maybe another blessing in disguise

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.

 Rob Miller


Monday, November 02, 2020

Weekend Monkey And Rob's Election Predictions

 Weekend Monkey's 'The Real Banana'..Live At The RNC ...

The election is tomorrow, so I decided to bring former 2008 Democrat presidential candidate and very accurate election handicapper Weekend Monkey to the site to hear what he has to say since he's been right much of the time. 

 Rob: Well Weekend, nice to see you again! 

 WM: Yeah, it's been awhile.

 Rob: Last time we spoke, you told me this was too close to call and you weren't taking any election bets this time.

WM: Well, that's changed...There are still lots of weird elements this time on this one... but I've got enough data to make a prediction.Simple math

Rob: OK, shoot. 

WM: Well first we need to think about the odd elements this time. A lot is going to depend on whose counting those mail in ballots. There's already been a lot of voter fraud discovered. But I think that aside from some very Blue states...

Rob: California, NY, Illinois, or maybe I should just say Chicago...

WM: Yeah. But I'd add a few more...Washington, maybe Nevada or Colorado, Minnesota's a possible. And Detroit and Philly will certainly have voter fraud. The Dems are serious...they want Trump gone, and they want to take over. 

Rob: OK, it's a given the Dems will cheat. It depends on how much and where. It's also obvious they're going to go nuts a turn their Antifa and BLM Brown Shirts loose if they lose, and the turmoil will probably go on for weeks..and another element is the possibility of unfaithful electors...they have a lotof money and some of these people might be easily bought.

WM: That's another thing I've considered. For those of you who don't know what Rob's talking about, every state in the union has 'electors' who are sworn to certain Presidential candidates, depending on who wins the state's votes. They're supposed to vote for the winning candidate in their state. If they don't they're called 'unfaithful electors.'

Rob: OK, so who wins?

WM: If this was a totally up and up election, I'd have to say Trump. Since it's not, there are several ways this could go. 

I see Trump carrying the following states - Iowa, Florida, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana, South Carolina, Mississippi, and Alabama with Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin as probables. Maybe Minnesota.He'll also likely take West Virginia, Kentucky, Idaho, Utah, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Kansas, and Alaska. That adds up  to 261. If Trump wins Minnesota, North Carolina or Pennsylvania, he wins. He only needs one.

Biden will almost certainly carry the West Coast. He'll likely carry New Mexico and has a shot at Colorado and Nevada, 15 more votes if he gets them. He'll take Illinois and Virginia, as well as New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland. He'll also take New England, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Maine and Vermont and Hawaii.. That gives Biden 235 electoral votes. He also has a chance at North Carolina and  Minnesota, which would give him 10 votes from Minnesota and 15 votes from North Carolina. That would bring Biden to 260. If he takes Colorado (9 votes) and  Nevada (6 votes) it puts him over. Biden's problem is that both North Carolina and Minnesota are iffy for him, and so is Nevada. And without every state listed above, he loses.

I would say the odds are with Trump unless major shenanigans take place. Especially since the news is being spread about Biden's grifting and corruption over the years, I think he's assumed an  odd smell to a lot of the voters. And Kamala Harris isn't helping him much at all. She 's become more and more open about her far left views. And her and Bidens 'Green New Deal' is going to wreck America's energy industry and lead to outrageous tax increases as well as a lot of lost jobs, and I don't see people going for it. Plus even with the media basically campaigning for him, I think a lot of people don't trust him.  And his mouth and his past has definitely alienated a decent chunk of the black and Hispanic vote.

Rob: I think Trump could easily wind up with 30% of the Black vote. and a large chunk of the Latino vote, simply because they see that his policies have directly helped them and their communities.

So you don't see Biden getting North Carolina?

WM: Hard to tell but  I see it as an uphill climb for Biden. Biden still might win, but I think the odds are with Trump...

Rob: Well, we'll see, Monkey. Until next time. By the way, were you surprised that your old flame Elizabeth Warren didn't get on the ticket?

WM: After the way she treated me? I wouldn't care if Biden made her coffee girl and office trash picker upper.

Rob: Ah, the ups and downs of love!


Weekend Monkey was a Democratic candidate for president in 2008

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.

 Rob Miller

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Slo Jo Biden Gets Caught Openly Lying on The Campaign Trail

 Ex-lawmaker says Joe Biden inappropriately touched her in 2014


Anyone who has watched the debates knows that Joe Biden is, ummm...truth challenged. Now, a TV debate where the 'moderator' has your back is one thing, but to get found out at your own campaign appearance before tens of  people? That is, if you count the paid cheerleaders. That is something else again!

 Check this out

"That's a lie, Joe!" 

And yes, it is.  Nothing new, but it gives you an idea of how low this man is willing to go to obtain a position he is completely unqualified for.

More and more is going to come out about the Biden Crime racket. Two of their 'Business partners' have already come clean and are cooperating with the Senate and the authorities...and there's Hunter Biden's lap top, plus the emails and documents supplied by Hunter's partner. People are going to go to jail over this one.

The FBI has already put together a case against Hunter for money laundering.  And of course, ;The Big guy' the code name within the family for Joe Biden got his ten percent.

And there is also evidence that Slo Jo and the Bidens actually sold US technology to the ChiComs. These deals served China ad China's military.

Then there's Tony Bobulinski's interview that shows that Joe Biden was personally involved.

This is the man who wants to be president. More here if your interested.

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.

 Rob Miller

Friday, October 23, 2020

The Biden Crime Family...The Real Story


 Ex-lawmaker says Joe Biden inappropriately touched her in 2014

There are many good reasons not to vote for Joe Biden. Aside from the fact that he's been wrong about nearly every public question for the past 47 years, participated actively in the attempt to pull off the coup that would have ousted a democratically elected president known as  SpyGate and has done nothing of any real substance during his time  in office, there's this:

 Joe Biden is a horrible example of a career politico who used his position to enrich not just himself ,but his entire family in corrupt deals, often with countries hostile to America when he was vice president. In essence, he was 'the big guy' in charge of the Biden Crime family.

Here's what has surfaced so far:

Due to Joe Biden's influence, the Ukranian energy company Burisma hired his son Hunter who had no experience with energy whatsoever in an executive position at a huge salary. According to emails   from Hunter's own lap top, Burisma's Burisma  CEO Vadim Pozharskyi emailed Hunter Biden and told him his chief responsibility was that he was expected to provide “deliverables” for the company, including the “ultimate purpose” of stopping “cases/pursuits into the company’s business." Deliverables in this case also meant giving Pozharsky direct access to Joe Biden,then vice president of the United States who played a pivotal role in setting U.S. policy towards  Ukraine. Joe Biden made 6 visits there in 8 years..  Hunter was paid $50,000 per month ($600,00 per year)which was later raised to $83,000 per month (almost $1 million per year), as well as additional payments which were off the books.

This paid off for Burisma quite handsomely. The company, which was involved in major corruption was being investigated by the Ukraine's  prosecutor general, Viktor Shokin. Joe Biden  freely bragged that he had told Ukranian Petro Poroshenko that a $1 Billion U.S. loan would be withheld unless Viktor Shokin was fired and the investigation stopped. As Biden boasted later , "Sonava Bitch if he wasn't gone the next day."

As some of you might remember, the House Democrats ironically tried to impeach Present Trump for doing what their candidate, Joe Biden was actually guilty of!

But wait, there's more. 

Biden family insider Tony Bobulinski has provided a trove of documents to U.S. Senate investigators from the Senate Homeland Security and Senate Finance Committees. Bobulinski, a Marine veteran and a respected business man was recruited as part of a company that was in partnership with the Chinese government. He gave a press conference yesterday that every American should see

He took no questions, but read a statement that revealed the following: that the Biden Crime family received direct payments from the Chinese government, and that Joe Biden was referred to by Hunter as 'the Big Guy' who was entitled to ten percent. He also mentioned an email sent to him in one of three phones he had kept as evidence where Tony Bobulinski was warned by business partner James Gilliar "Don't mention Joe being involved, it's only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid"

In short, Tony Bobulinski has given  all relevant Hunter Biden documents, including conversations from Hunter himself concerning  leveraging the family name for business deals with communist China, to congressional investigators.

Last week, the New York Post revealed Hunter Biden’s venture in China, citing emails in which he said that a deal could be “interesting for me and my family” and that 10% of the equity in a new firm would be “held … for the big guy.”

Something else that's interesting is a $100,000 'reward account'  set up for the Biden Family, which they spent on luxury goods.

Tony Bobulinski, confirmed that “the big guy” was a reference to Joe Biden himself.

In his press statement, Bobulinski also said : “I’ve seen Vice President Biden saying he never talked to Hunter about his business. I’ve seen firsthand that that’s not true, because it wasn’t just Hunter’s business, they said they were putting the Biden family name and its legacy on the line.”

 Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) noted yesterday morning that the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to subpoena Twitter and Facebook over the tech companies’ move to censor the original New York Post story that first revealed emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop.This is serious business.

Another interesting thing about Hunter Biden's laptop are pictures of him snorting coke and have sex with underaged girls. It's interesting because the emails also showed that Hunter communicated with Joe Biden about the Democrat candidate knew about this for a few years but never said a thing about it. 

This is important, because  his financial deals in millions of dollars with Russia and the Chicoms as well as whatever they have on Hunter Biden leave the man who would be president open to serious blackmail to protect himself and his son.

As an extra bit of info, here are a number of outright lies Joe Biden told last night during the debate:

Biden claimed "No one lost their insurance because of ObamaCare"

In fact, many American did, because of the costly fees and excess paperwork demanded of employers. For the most part, only large corporations and government entities could afford to handle it. Small businesses couldn't. Not only that but Obamacare  made it illegal, for private insurance to offer private plans that did not live up to Obamacare’s  ridiculous demands and sky high premiums. The number I've seen of Americans who lost their coverage is something like 6 million. Many of them couldn't even afford the crappy coverage for ObamaCares 'bargain' Brass coverage. So they paid the tax penalty and hoped they wouldn't get sick. You know who chiefly used ObamaCare? People who were already on MedicAid and weren't paying anything for insurance anyway. And that's who primarily uses it now.  It was an abject failure that cost America billions and came close to destroying a perfectly good heathcare program.

 One thing I wish our President had also mentioned health care wise was the disgraceful condition the VA was in during the Obama years. Vets died waiting for treatment. President Trump made repairing it and improving it a priority and succeeded. 

 "I never said I opposed fracking."

 What a lie...his entire campaign was about that. Check this out. 

And I doubt his tantrum about ending the oil industry is going to win him any points. Even sailors in the middle ages knew the wind is erratic and doesn't always blow, and the sun doesn't shine either. The vastly expensive 'Green New Deal' is primarily a payback to some of the Democrat donors. It will produce very few jobs and destroy America's economy. Look at California with its $5 per gallon gas and it's energy want that?

“I talked about his xenophobia in a different context. It wasn’t about closing the border to Chinese coming to the United States.”

Oh please! Of course Biden went out of his way at the time to  call this racist and oppose it. This guy lies like some people change their socks.

 Stop the xenophobic fear-mongering. Be honest. Take responsibility. Do your job. 

 Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 18, 2020

 “The catch and release, you know what he’s talking about there? If in fact, you had family, came across, they’re arrested. They, in fact, were given a date to show up for their hearing. They were released. And guess what, they showed up for the hearing. ”

Even I can't believe Biden said this with a straight face. 

Catch and release was a ridiculous policy. After  catching illegal aliens in our country, we would just release them with a date to show up in court and then release them back into our country with a notice to show up for a hearing.  What reason would they have to show up and take a risk of being deported? You think they're not aware of sanctuary states and sanctuary cities? And in fact, according to DHS figures,  the vast majority  don't show up.  Why would they?They came across the border illegally and  are free to go wherever they want. Why should they take a chance on being deported if they show up?

I do wish President Trump had mentioned Fast and Furious, a disgusting Obama/Biden policy with the blood of hundreds of Hispanics on their hands. Ah, well.

“Look, there are 50 former National Intelligence folks who said that what this, he’s accusing me of is a Russian plan. They have said that this has all the characteristics– four– five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage.”

Well, I guess we can expect that from the lips of a corrupt pol like Joe Biden. For starters, these '50 former National Intelligence folks are retired no names, mostly Democrats and I'm sure some of them worked for Obama. And guess what. Their story has changed and both the FBI and CIA as well as the current Director Of National Intelligence have said there's absolutely no evidence what so ever that Russia is involved in any way. Plus, the emails have already been identified as coming from Hunter Biden's laptop, and as I pointed up above, a former Biden associate has come forth to verify them. 

I especially liked Trump's reply: "Oh, isn’t China Joe, whose family received $3.5 million from the former mayor of Moscow, precious when he says to the “best of my knowledge.”

 “220,000 Americans dead. If you hear nothing else I say tonight, hear this. Anyone who’s responsible for not taking control — in fact, not saying, I take no responsibility, initially — anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America.”

Hmmm...I wonder how many vets died while waiting for treatment by the Obama/Biden VA? How many were killed in Afghanistan because they were forced to obey Obama's ridiculous rules of engagement? And the Flu Pandemic during which the Obama/Biden team did hardly anything except run some commercials for Flu shot? They didn't even replenish our supply of ventilators.

 And if we're going to talk about blame let's examine this. First of all, if we don't count the five counties that make up New York City and the Los Angeles county, we find that most of the deaths were elderly people with pre-existing conditions, and we find that America isn't even in the top 15 countries when it comes to death from the Virus.  Many of the fatalities were in old age homes, particularly in New York. And why was that? Because Governor Cuomo, who had begged Trump for help refused to use a completely equipped Hospital ship Trump and the Army engineers put together for him in record time.

 What Cuomo did instead was to force nursing homes to take corona virus victims. Thousands of elderly residents caught the virus and died. As for LA County, many violent felons were let out of ajil without even being tested 'so they wouldn't catch the virus." California and the rest of West Coast also refused to obey President Trump's orders on restricting travelers from China . Ditto with Boston and New York  for quite some time. How many deaths did that add to the total?

Actually, what a lot of experts have said is that Trump's action's saved a great many lives and that his quick response was exactly what should have been done.

There's more, but I think I've made my point. Anyone who actually votes for Joe Biden is making a huge mistake in judgement.


Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.


Rob Miller

Friday, September 04, 2020

Washington Post Threat "No Biden, No Peace"

 "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot ...


As disgusting as much of the media has become, the Washington Post has hit a new low. 

 Rosa Brooks Married Joseph Mouer And Shares Two Daughter ...

 In a new op-ed written by Rosa Brooks, a law professor at Georgetown University, the Left is telling us that unless Biden wins big, there will be a major insurrection and violence galore. Now remember, Ms. Brooks is a law professor in a major university. Based on an article she wrote for the far Left Atlantic, she's no big fan of our police either. And here, she's advocating for street violence as a tool to threaten voters. 

 Now, she doesn't exactly say so. What she hides this behind is that these are simply the results of 'research' by the Transition Integrity Project, something she cofounded. What they did was to construct series of 'war game's, hand pick some participants, and ask them to say what they would do in various election scenarios. And of course, a landslide for Joe Biden (whom she obviously supports, just like the Wapo) results in a relatively orderly transfer of power. 

Every other scenario that she'war-gamed' for the hand picked participants resulted in street-level violence and chaos. My, my. So it's quite clear that the American left is actually threatening the American public, 'vote Joe or it'll be hell.' And they're using a major newspaper to do it. 

 Actually, this is no secret. It's what the Left has been up to for the last 3 years. Now they're forewarning us directly just in case we haven't gotten the message yet. To those of us who have actually following what's been going on, this is what everything they have been doing this year has been to give a taste of what they have in store if they don't get their way. All of their behavior has been headed towards this. It's all been planned.In other words, they have had a strategy to attempt to intimidate you, manipulate you and scare you.

And now they're being open about it. Their message is simple. Just vote for Biden and get rid of Trump and you'll stay safe. Cross us, and it will be hell. If Trump gets re-elected, theyare saying, 'll be even worse than it is now. 

They're being very open about this. They’re just coming right out and telling you now that if Biden doesn't win, then your country is going to be violent and chaotic. And since this garbage was published at the Washington Post, they stand behind it.

 Baltimore sees a surge in violent crime — RT USA News


 Will it really be that bad if Trump wins? Let's look at that. In the first place, let's remember that this stuff has only occurred in areas run by the Democrats, with mayors who handcuff their police, Governors with political reasons for letting things get crazy, and cities with far left  city councils and District attorneys who will drop charges and let violent rioters leave scot free. Many of them were bankrolled by tax free 'social justice organizations' run by George Soros. 

If you notice, there hasn't been anything like this in places with Republican mayors and city councils, governers or DA's. In Texas, for instance, there was a small fracus in Austin, definitely a blue run city. It didn't last long, the perps were promptly arrested and that was that. So what we would see,essentially is a temper tantrum in blue run jurisdictions. As a re-elected President Trump could definitely exercise the Insurrection statutes to stop it.

 We have a choice. We can cower to this blackmail and elect a figurehead President who will take his orders from his far left puppet masters. I guarantee they will destroy our economy, kill our second amendment, raise our taxes and destroy our suburban neighbrhoods and turn America into something very different in terms of our individual freedoms and liberty.

Trust me when I say that the 'safety' they're promising you will not be very safe at all. Just look at the cities they already run! They aren't very safe at all. Or we can stand up to these freedom hating, Marxist loving Lefties and keep America on the path we have already started on, one of prosperity, lower taxes, individual freedom, school choice, opportunity and policies that consider America first. Oh yes, and a president who stands up for America and is a real leader. 

California college students vote out the American Flag ...


Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications

Rob Miller

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

DOJ is Closing In on Spygate...and Biden Is In The Middle Of It


 The Department Of Justice Is closing in on Spygate, probably the worst election scandal in American history.

Basically, here's what happened. Former DNI Richard Grenell who had access to everything explains it quite well here in a great speech at the Republican National Convention. While the whole speech is a gem, the part on Spygate  starts at 5:40

As former DNI Grenell points out, Biden came up with the idea of targeting General Flynn, the incoming National security advisor  weeks before the inauguration. Declassified notes written by Peter Strzok proved that Joe Biden was the one who suggested going after General Michael Flynn using the Logan Act.

And exactly as Richard Grenell said, they came up with totally bogus 'evidence' from a dossier paid for by the DNC to get a FISA order to spy on the Trump campaign during the election itself. They also lied to judges and conducted secret surveillance on the Trump campaign beyond what FISA's rules call for. And the FBI, CIA and members of the Obama Administration were all part of this. 

U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is leading the investigation into the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign has already gotten a guilty plea out of former former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who admitted to altering evidence that the FBI used to get a FISA warrant extension for another 90 days to continue spying on the Trump campaign.

The FBI even admits they acted wrongly. FBI Director Christopher Wray has agreed there was illegal surveillance on the Trump campaign.

Think about that for a moment. Here we have the lame duck administration of a Democrat president spying on the candidate of the opposing party during an election. And using the American people's national security apparatus to do it.

This has never happened before in America's history. And it's worth  asking why this happened. Who would have given the orders for this? Would high government officials and the then vice president have done this on their own? 

Doubtful. The orders for this came from someone at the top. And it's worth recalling that this is an administration whose President was willing to weaponize the IRS,  the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, ICE and other government agencies for partisan political reasons, something else unprecedented in American politics.

It gets better. In May, declassified Department of Justice (DOJ) documents showed clearly that President Obama was aware of the illegally wiretapped conversations of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak as far back as December, 2016. Joe Biden was also aware, and was present at a White House meeting where the bogus Flynn investigation was discussed. So yes, they knew.

Also, U.S. Attorney Durham is also investigating whether Obama’s former CIA Director, John Brennan, pressured the Intelligence Community into pushing the theory that Russia was trying to help Donald Trump win in 2016. That of course was bogus as well.

Actually, Putin was really hoping Hilary Clinton would win. Aside from  fact that Russian intelligence, along with Iran and the Chinese among others had already hacked into her unprotected and illegal  server and retrieved classified documents ('Come now Mrs. President. We wouldn't want to release these to the American public, now would we?') Putin had already dealt with Hillary Clinton before and knew she was easy to bend. Among other things, during her Russian 'reset', Mrs. Clinton gave the Russians full details of America's most secret anti-missile defenses, known as 'hit to kill.'

Also, Fred Fleitz,a former CIA analyst who also worked on the House Intelligence Committee accused  then-CIA Director John Brennan of suppressing the truth in a report in 2017 that alleged that  Russia backed Trump over Clinton, which contradicted a House committee report from March 2018 showing that it did not. 

As it turns out,  newly declassified intelligence of the kind former DNI Richard Grennel accused the Obama administration of classifying to hide exactly how spygate was pulled off. In this case, Flietz revealed that his sources inside the House Intelligence Committee told him “the actual drafting of the intelligence community assessment was done by three close associates of former CIA Director John Brennan who refused any evidence, even high quality evidence that suggested that Putin would have preferred dealing with the venal and self centered Clintons. This is contrary to the usual practice which makes these things a community effort of all 14 US intelligence services.

What we maybe seeing here as this gathers steam is a criminal prosecution of John Brennen for lying to congress. Of course, as a Muslim, he's allowed to lie to infidels.

Brennen has been a very interesting CIA head. As The Weekly Standard‘s Stephen Hayes reported, Brennan directed the CIA to hide most of the documents seized in the Osama bin Laden raid, because that information contradicted the Obama administration’s narrative of a “decimated” al-Qaeda, a moderate Iran, and success in fighting radical Islamist terror.

 Brennan also had the CIA force survivors of the Benghazi attack to sign non disclosure documents to silence the funeral service  for the victims. 

 As I said, an interesting CIA director. Here's hoping John Durham's investigation reveals the truth.

 Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

The Real Banana..Weekend Monkey And I Look At Biden's VP Choices

 After a long absence from the political scene, expert political handicapper and 2008 presidential candidate Weekend Monkey* joins me as we look over Joe Biden's Vice Presidential running mate choices.

Rob: Well hello Monkey, it's good to have you back.  What ever happened with that  thing in Brazil, you know where you got drunk and groped the bar maid..?

WM: Thanks, I guess.It's been awhile and I have no intention of discussing that. All they did was throw me out of the country.

Rob: What were you doing there anyway?

WM: Look, I was thinking of running for Presidente for life, OK? Didn't work out. 

Rob: It would have been interesting if it had.  So let's get down to biz and look at who Biden's choices might be. Not that he's actually going to make the choice, (chuckle)

WM: You got that right. At this point I think somebody else picks out his socks!

Rob: OK, lets begin. Let's start with Kamala Harris. Monkey?

WM: Well she's a real possibility. Biden promised to pick a woman of color who's hair he liked the smell of, and she might be it. On the plus side, she's Lefty enough to appeal to the extreme Democrat Left, and let's face it, they're running the party now.

Rob: I think she's a good possibility  but she has some problems. For one thing, she's not particularly bright, also she was involved in the criminal justice system as California's AG. She also comes across as rude and even somewhat nasty and then there's how she got into politics in the first place...

WM: Yeah, as Willie Brown's mattress even though he was married. Among Black Christians that would be a no no.  I wonder if she still has that fancy BMW he bought her? I betcha he didn't pay for it!

Rob: Also, let's face it. California is in the bag for the Dems. I used to live there not so long ago and it's voter fraud heaven. She doesn't help the ticket in that respect. Also, let's face it. Biden is a figure head. He's going to do what the puppet masters tell him to do. Kamala seems to want to be a star and might not be so good at following orders. Agreed though, she's a definite possibility.

WM: Yeah, exactly. OK, let's move on. How 'bout Karen Bass?

Rob: Well, if people want to vote for an admitted commie who actually belonged to a Sandinista terrorist group, yeah, maybe. Also, she's not as good a speaker as Kamala. And she's another California Pol. She adds nothing to the ticket in that respect. She also really favors giving people money who were never slaves by taking it from people who never owned any and other radical ideas. Although she would probably be more controlable bythe puppet masters than Kamela.

WM: OK genius, who would you pick?

Rob: I'd say Susan Rice. She'll take orders, knows how to lie and the puppet masters probably see her as reminding people of the good old 'Obama Daze.' And uh, having Gravitas...(laughs out loud)...

WM: (Laughs out loud)....'Gravitas'!!!

Rob: Yeah (chuckles) that's how they'll present it.  But she has some weak points too. For one thing, she openly lied about Benghazi and for another, she was directly involved in  the Obama Administrations attempt to use the FBI and CIA to game the FISA courts so they could spy on the Trump campaign in 2016. She was also involved in them deliberately setting up General Flynn. That will almost certainly come out. Also, I'm not sure she's openly radical enough for the Dem Left, although she certainly does hate Israel and probably Jews to a sufficient degree. I think she's going to be the one, especially because she suddenly sold off all of her Netflix stock, a move she would probably not make unless something was coming her way that required it.

WM: HMMMM.....I hadn't heard that. Yeah, she's a possibility. My money's still on  Kamala. Let's move on....

Rob: Okay, what about your old flame, Fake-a-Hontus?

WM: Lizzy Warren? Ah, those were the days.

Rob: Are you two still friends? 

WM: WHAT!! After she dumped me and fired me? Nah. But she might just be the one. She's a real far Lefty and does have a following...but after not even winning the primary in her home state of Massachusetts, I dunno. She's also a good speaker, although she come across as kinda mean. But let's be honest. The fake Native American shtick really hurt her, and besides, she's white, and I don't see her carrying any states for Biden he isn't going to get anyway. I'd say she's a maybe at best.

Rob: OK, although I think the bitter memories of your relationship with her are maybe affecting your judgement?

WM: Maybe.  She broke my monkey heart. if she does get it, I have some pictures I'm going to forward to the press...very interesting pictures.... 

Rob: What about Tammy Duckworth? I doubt Illinois will be a problem for the Dems as long as they can can mysteriously keep coming up with more Democrat votes to count in Chicago. But  she does have that war veteran thing going for her. Although considering the slovenly  way she ran the VA during the Obama years, that likely won't help with Vets although it's still a selling point to the yokels. 

WM: She's a possible, but she has some drawbacks. Like you say, Illinois will probably go Dem for the reasons you mentioned. Also, she's not black, a lot of black voters don't particularly like Asians, and her mom was Thai. But that might also bring  some Asian votes. She also was sued and had to settle a case with employees of the VA when she terminated one employee without cause and threatened and intimidated another for bringing reports of abuse and misconduct of veterans when she was head of the VA. If that comes out and is used, well....who knows.

Rob: Val Demmings?

WM: Well she'd be interesting, except that she was the former chief of police in Orlando, Florida. BLM and Antifa no like.Plus she's not radical enough.  Reeeeal long shot, pal.

Rob: Stacey Abrams? I'd call her a real long shot.

WM: And a real heavy one, ah hah hahahahah! Plus she isn't the kind to take orders. Anybody else?

Rob: What about the Black female mayors? 

WM: Keisha Bottoms had a shot but she caught corona virus. As for the others, when people take a look at how places like San Francisco and  Chicago are being run, faggetaboutit

Rob: Okay, no odds but name your top three choices. Mine are Susan Rice, Kamala Harris, and Karen Bass, ot necessarily in that order.

WM: I'd say Kamala, Lizzy, and maybe Susan Rice as a long shot.

Rob: Well Weekend monkey, interesting as always. Are you going to do a prediction of the election?

WM: Yeah, I probably will. See you then.

*Weekend Monkey was a Democratic candidate for president in the 2008 election. He also served as a key aide in Washington DC to Senator Elizabeth Warren, who's campaign he worked on. He is also a well known predictor and handicapper of elections and a commentator to this site and other media outlets. And as it turns out, he was right on this one.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Israel Badly Needs To Face Reality

J O S H U A P U N D I T: Who Cares About Israel, Anyway?

There's a name for trying the same thing over and over again and expecting different result, thanks to Albert Einstein. It's called insanity.And sadly, we're once again witnessing the Israeli government doing just that.

Anyone who still thinks there's any life in the so called 'peace process' and the so-called 'two state solution' is playing this game and wearing blinders.

First, this nonsense has been tried several times with absolutely no success. This was what Oslo was supposed to be all about, remember? And remember how it turned out, with a terrorist squat in Judea and Samaria and one in Gaza? Exactly. 

If we look at the facts, there have been several times when the Arabs who refer to themselves as 'Palestinians' have been offered peace one time, three different Israeli left wing prime ministers offered the Palestinian Authority ninety-five, and then ninety-six percent of the “occupied” territories. And the 'Palestinians; refused, just as they're refusing now. I wonder why....wait, of course it's an easy one to figure out...this is what they really want:

Why yes! What they want isn't peace. They want no Israel to exist at all. How hard is that to figure out? OK, it's obvious They never intended at all to live in peace with the Jews. After all, they have never kept a single part of any agreement they've signed and have actively promoted terrorism in their mosques, media and schools.  Abbas habitually refers to imprisoned terrorists as 'holy martyrs' for deliberately targeting and killing Jews and Palestinian media actually encourages this...and then of course there's the money you get whether your killed or just thrown in jail, $500 and up depending on how many Jews you killed. It's a nice income by Palestinian standards.

Oslo, of course was a product of Bill Clinton, who had Arafat to the White House more than any other foreign leader.Since Labor leader Yizhak Rabin owed President Clinton for some clandestine aid in getting him elected Prime Minister, Oslo was a done deal, a terrorist enemy right next door to Israel that resulted in zero peace and a lot of dead and maimed Jews.

And guess what? Nothing, I mean nothing has changed. It wasn't so long ago that PLO leader Jibril Rajoub said openly that "If we had a nuclear weapon I'd use it on Israel tomorrow."  This is the same terrorist who the Israelis actually gave medical care to. They also gave Medical care to Abbas and to his wife. Can you imagine doing this for  someone who hates you with all his heart and wants to exterminate you?

And we haven't even mentioned Hamas yet. My point is simply this...the Arabs who call themselves 'Palestinians' have no interest in peace with Israel. We can accept that as a given, simply because it's be proven numerous times.

The latest manifestation of this fairy tale about peace is known as 'The Deal Of The Century' presented by the Trump administration. And as much as I respect President Trump, it's at least a viable attempt. But it won't ever work since its just another attempt to get the PLO to accept something they will never accept and don't want.

And frankly, as written, it's not really that good a deal for Israel. Let's look at why, shall we?

First of all,Israel is being asked to give up something it owns anyway.

The land in question is Judea and Samaria, AKA The 'West Bank' although it's only that if you're looking at it from Jordan. After WWI, the UK was given a Mandate by the League of Nations to administer all of what was then the former Turkish province known as Palestine. Originally, all of this was supposed to be the Jewish State. A couple of years later, The Brits asked the League for permission to divide the area, the reason being that they wanted a kingdom for one of the Sharif of Mecca's sons, Abdullah. He wanted Syria but so did the French, so what he got was 78% of 'Palestine' as the Arab State, Jordan which consisted of everything east of the Jordan River.  The Jews were to get the other 22%, everything west of the Jordan River for the Jewish state. This division was agreed on and signed on to by the Brits, The Jews, the Arabs and the League in 1922 in a treaty called the San Remo Accords.

The Brits saw to it that the Arabs got their state very quickly. And then proceeded to do everything they could to stop the Jews from establishing theirs in numerous ways. They deliberately limited Jewish migration to what became Israel while allowing unlimited Arab migration. This came to a head when the Brits chose to violate the San Remo accords and stopped all Jewish migration . In 1939, Britain anti-Semitic Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain issued an order not to let any Jews into Palestine at all... at a time when thousands of Jewish refugees from Germany and other countries who had fled to France and other countries had nowhere else to go.

Not content with that,  after WWII, when Labour's Clem Atlee took over, he made the decision to not allow Jews into Palestine. The Brits  even had their own concentration camp on Cyprus for any survivors of the Holocaust they caught trying to get in, and in some cases, they even sent Jews back to the very same camps in Europe they had been  imprisoned in.

In 1948, when Israel declared its independence  the UN recognized it, although  Britain didn't. The UN also made the San Remo Accords part of its charter, in Article 80...which has never been  removed or repealed.

So under international law, Everything west of the Jordan River belongs to Israel. They have no need to bargain about it or make any exchange that will only result in more terrorist violence.

 Israel lost this land for 19 years  because in 1948,  Brit PM Clem Atlee armed the surrounding Arab armies to the teeth, even though they were openly promising a second Holocaust three years after Auschwitz was liberated. Not only that, but he sent British officers to command the Jordanian Arab Legion under Colonel John Glubb, a known anti-semite. It was these officers who oversaw the ethnic cleansing of every Jew in Judea, Samaria and East Jerusalem as well as the destruction of many Jewish shrines and synagogues. While the UN never recognized THAT illegal occupation, they never did anything about it either.

To add insult to injury, the areas Israel is going to be allowed to regain officially involve established Israeli communities already existing  for years. You know, what the UN and EU like to refer to as 'settlements.'

In fact, most of this area was promised to Israel as part of GW Bush's 'Road Map' in exchange for giving up Gaza. These are the same commitments Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Clinton swore didn't exist even though  they were referred to in a Bush speech and in the agreement itself. Arik Sharon, who made the agreement with GW Bush was in a coma at that point, and of course Bushie Boy kept his mouth shut.

Not only that, but the EU is threatening Israel with sanctions if they make these areas an official part of Israel. And the US is still thinking it over, whether Israel gets even this much.Some deal hmm? And here's the cherry on top. Israel has to give the PLO 4 years to decide if they'll abide by any part of this, And during those 4 years Israel is not allowed to build anything in areas they've lived in for years!
Some sovereignty!

And here's the real loser......some of the land the 'Palestinians' and the PLO would retain based on this 'deal' are within easy shooting distance of some of these Jewish communities. These attackson Jewish communities are even actually happening now in Judea and Samaria.

Second, Israel is being asked to give any 'Palestinians' living in these areas Israeli citizenship.

True there aren't that many of them, but would Trump and the US give citizenship automatically to people who had been brain washed to hate America for three generations? People who may conceivably have blood on their hands? People who in many cases have citizenship in a country that has a 'treaty' which is basically a cease fire and which still is extremely hostile to America? That's exactly the situation between Israel and Jordan. There have been numerous instances when 'Palestinians' given work permits in Israel have committed terrorism.

Third, the map lines as now drawn simply give the 'Palestinians' a closer range to shoot from. Several of the Israeli communities we're talking about would be easy targets.

And finally, Fourth,the object here, 'peace' between Israel and the PLO is a non-starter. They're not interested in peace and they never have been. It's that simple. And both the Trump Administration and Israel's current government are fooling themselves if they think this means peace with the PLO and Hamas.

Allow me to present a way to actually achieve peace that will definitely work and end this once and for all.

And the irony of it is that it could have been done years ago.

In the Six Day War, Jordan attacked Israel. The IDF pushed the Jordanian troops back across the river. At that time, they could easily have sent the 'Palestinians' who all had Jordanian citizenship back across the Jordan River as well, and this entire mess would have been avoided. However, Israel's Labor government made a mess of things. They made the mistake of thinking these Arabs would be able to live in peace with them, and it turned out to be a huge mistake.

The Israelis built virtually the entire infrastructure in Judea and Samaria....the power grid, the water systems, schools, houses, roads, sewage, irrigation,hospitals, even a university. Their reward of course was that first Intifada. They definitely should have seen that coming.

The way to finally solve this problem is to do what should have been down back in 1967. Simply move the Arabs who call themselves 'Palestinians' across the river, perhaps with cash settlements for people who can actually prove they purchased and own property. This  is certainly more than the Arabs gave the almost one million Jews they ethnically cleansed from the Arab world after 1948. They plundered them for everything they had and these Jews left with the clothes on their backs. 

Jordan of course would not like this but there's not much they could do about it, especially since they have already agreed to abandon all claim to Judea and Samaria. Jordan's  midget King Abdullah would also be upset because many of these  people tend to cause problems where ever they go...Iraq, Kuwait,Lebanon, Egypt and yes, Jordan, which Arafat almost took over in 1970's Black September.

Odd, isn't it? All refugees are supposedly taken care of by UNHCR(also known as the UN Refugee Agency) except one...the almost 1 million penniless Jews ethnically cleansed by the Arab world in1948.Most of them ended up living in tent cities in Israel.  They never received a dime except from Jewish charities. President Trump, to his credit, mentioned this in his peace plan, although without actually suggesting any, kind of payback by the countries involved in stealing well over a billion and a half dollars US in property, homes, businesses, bank accounts and personal property according to the most conservative estimates.

Oh, but wait, there's another group the UNHCR doesn't handle They're handled by one of the UN's biggest and well funded sections,  UNRWA which is solely devoted to the care and welfare of these alleged 'Palestinian' refugees many who left willingly under orders from the Arab States attacking Israel and their leader, Haj Amin al-Husseini. Except these refugees were never refugees at all! In 1954, the Jordanian Parliament gave Jordanian citizenship to all of them including the ones in the UNRWA facilities. And even UNRWA's first American Chief Executive to the US Congress admitted that since they didn't bother checking, many of these 'refugees might never have lived in 'Palestine' at all, but were given food, lodging etc anyway. And unlike any other group of refugees, the train just keeps on rolling.

These people supposedly 'fled ' from Israel 72 years ago but the UN makes sure their refugee status is hereditary! No other group of refugees gets this kind of gravy train. Could it be because they picked the right enemies, the Jews?

I have to give President Trump credit for finally ending US funding of UNRWA. Among other things, UNRWA's schools teach 'Palestinian' kids to hate Jews and that terrorism against Jews is a holy act that will make them 'holy martyrs' as Abbas calls them.  UNRWA has even been caught hiding terrorists and arms in their schools, Mosques and other buildings. 

In short, Jordan is the Arab 'Palestinian' State and the Jordan River the logical and legal boundary between that and Israel. It's time Israel realized  this, instead of wasting time with so called peace plans that have never and will never work.

It's time Israel faced reality.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications

Sunday, August 02, 2020

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

If They Win In 2020, The Left Will Steal Your Home And Destroy Your Neighborhood

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The American Dream has always been to own a home of your own in a decent neighborhood.

Do you own a home? Like your neighborhood? Guess what?  The 2020  election will decide if you are able to keep your home and what happens to your neighborhood.

The radical Left which now controls the Democrat Party has some plans for your home and your neighborhood if they get elected.

Let's start with Joe Biden's 2020 platform. It calls for ending suburban American communities by flooding them with forced low-income housing into every neighborhood and flooding them with immigrants, legal or otherwise.

This is the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force Recommendations, which would  give instant amnesty and a pathway to U.S. citizenship for the 22 million illegal aliens now living in America. And guess what, it would  also give legal status to any 'refugees' that want to come here whether their claims are legitimate or not.

But wait, there's more.

The Biden platform will also put Barack Hussein Obama's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rules into practice. It would force communities receiving any federal funding, including FEMA disaster aid  to abide by strict rules mandating  "proactively examine housing patterns and identify and address policies that have discriminatory effects.”

The AFFH was a rule added by former President Barack Obama to the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Once revived by Joe Biden if he's elected, it is going to radically undercut the political and economic Independence of America’s suburbs...and that includes your neighborhood.

Or in other words, if your neighborhood doesn't pass their mandatory diversity  test, (and I'm sure you can imagine what that entails) you will be forced to do so...and this could include eminent domain on private houses, including yours,  to ensure that they're available for the government's preferred groups. Need I say more?

President Trump managed to curtail and make certain reforms to most of this, but of course those changes would all be rolled back in a Biden administration.

Think I'm kidding?

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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked “homeowners” just yesterday,  saying that they are hurting people that can’t afford to own land. Her rant comes as her fellow squad member congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar proposed a bill that would strip property owners of their property if the federal government deems it necessary. 

The law will put control of nearly every small town, local, municipal, and state powers and responsibilities under the power of federal control. That includes schools, police, housing and much more. It destroys zoning laws. If local governments don’t go along, the government will cut off all funds and very probably will use the Biden Department of Justice to file suit aganst communities and evenindividual home owners to make them comply.

The bill would also cancel all rent and mortgage payments regardless of income or employment throughout the duration of the Corona  pandemic.

And a  fund would be created “to fully finance the purchase of private rental properties by non-profits, public housing authorities, cooperatives, community land trusts, and states or local governments — in order to increase the availability of affordable housing . Guess who's going to pay for are especially if you own a home. You are.

As socialists and communists like to say, 'Property is Theft...unless it belongs to us'!

You see, the Left doesn't like single family housing. They want people in multi family dwellings to give them more control of how you live. Essentially, they see middle class homeowners as Kulaks.*

The platform also states Biden would: “Ensure effective and rigorous enforcement of the Fair Housing Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Hold financial institutions accountable for discriminatory practices in the housing market.

As the platform states:

"Democrats will vigorously enforce the Fair Housing Act and the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and hold lenders accountable for discriminatory practices. We will use the federal government to enforce settlements against discriminatory lenders, and require communities to proactively review housing patterns and remedy local policies that have a discriminatory effect. Democrats will give local elected officials tools and resources to combat gentrification, penalize predatory lending practices, and maintain homeownership, including exploring targeted rental relief when exorbitant rent increases force long-term residents from their communities and tackling persistent racial bias in appraisals that contributes to the racial wealth gap.

As someone who made a successful career in Real Estate, allow me to translate what this will mean.

Home loans used to be underwritten based on the borrower's credit record, what were known as 'ratios' meaning what  the amount of the mortgage payments would add to already existing debt the borrower had and whether the borrower would b e able to afford to make all of his payments and not default. Another factor was the borrower's overall credit record...things like consistent late payments, items at collection agencies, foreclosures, repos, things like that. Job history and length of time on the job would also be looked at. In other words, to avoid having to foreclose, lenders would underwrite to make sure the borrower was likely to  repay the loan and had the income to afford to pay the mortgage along with any other debts they had. It was sound, common sense and it worked.

That ended thanks to changes in the laws during the Clinton and Obama Administrations that forced lenders to make loans to people who didn't meet sound underwriting standards and had poor credit. These new standards were based a great deal on exactly what the Biden platform plans to base it on....the borrower's race and/or ethnicity.  As I'm sure you'll remember, this led to a lot of  bad loans and foreclosures. And when these bad loans were bundled with other loans and sold on the secondary market (Which is what banks do with them normally) it contributed a great deal to the 2008 recession. And the banks didn't pay for it, you did. President Barack Hussein Obama simply raised the maximum amount Government financed FHA and  similar loans could be financed at to allow a lot of these bad loans to be refinanced at little cost to the owners, but at the expense of  the taxpayers.

Let's look at the rest.

'Gentrification' merely means that as a neighborhood gets nicer and more desirable, the price to live there increases. The Biden plan is to allow Left wing goons like the current mayors of various blue controlled cities like Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles legal tools to prevent those neighborhoods they and their cronies don't live in from becoming nice and desirable places to live. What they will use is forced low income multi family dwellings, housing projects, mandatory rent control where it doesn't already exist and eminent domain to take over houses occupied by people they feel aren't entitled to 'privilege.' They will then use their own city employed  appraisers to decide what the owners will be paid and I guarantee you, it will be less than market value. Some of this has already occured in some Blue run cities.

Picture how your own  your own neighborhood will change once this goes into effect. Living in the same area with a housing project and what that usually brings in terms of crime, vandalism, a drop in property values and a general lower standard of living...and especially think about it in terms of defunding your police department, something that's also on the way if these people get in power.

It will also result in a lot more difficulty in even finding housing, unless you're one of the preferred groups of people this is aimed at. And thanks to corporate America gobbling up homes and renting them out, owning your own home might just become a dream denied. 

A Trump administration might abrogate this. A Biden Administration assuredly won't.

Even though the voters in California voted down  a proposition on the ballot for mandatory rent control, the Democrat controlled state legislators simply voted it into law. Ask anyone you know who lives there how hard it is to find housing. Also, since the new Biden program will be exploring targeted rental relief when exorbitant rent increases force long-term residents from their communities.   In other words, if you have rental property you will not be able to decide what your property will rent for, whom you may rent it to or whether you can increase the rent to compensate for increased property taxes. Which are definitely on the way

Another thing about appraisers...notice this: tackling persistent racial bias in appraisals that contributes to the racial wealth gap.

Appraisers are trained and licensed  professionals. They use standardized  methods to come to an opinion of value which includes using other similar property sales in the area to determine value of the property in question, and they are strictly regulated.   What the new Biden platform plans to do is to force them to lower sales values so that the favored ethnicity can buy your house...because it's racist for you to own property anyway, right? And of course you will have to settle for what these diversity appraisers say your property is worth, even if the house next door almost exactly like yours sold for a lot more before the Dems took over.

This is part of what's at stake in the next election among other things. Think about it when you vote, not just for president but for congress and your state legislators and governors. Your home and your neighborhood are at stake.

*Kulaks are what the Communists called the prosperous middle classes of professionals, artisans, shop keepers and  wealthy and successful farmers who employed hired labor or their own possessed farm machinery. They were treated as oppressors and class enemies and were forced to give up their 'privilege.'

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications

Monday, July 27, 2020

Murder Most Foul- Black Trump Supporter Murdered Execution Style

60-year-old Bernell Trammell owned a small store in Milwaukee. He was kind man, well liked in his neighborhood, a religious man who did some street preaching. He was also a Trump supporter. That got him murdered. 

This is a man who worshipped G-d and a man of faith. You can hear it in his voice. In a video shot near his store, Bernell Trammel said the following: “I am Bernell Trammell, I am at my office at the Expressions Journal publication, and I am encouraging afro-Americans from all walks of life and culture here in Wisconsin, particularly here in Milwaukee, to vote Donald Trump for this year, Trump 2020.” This was just a few hours before he was murdered. He also made a Facebook post showing him carrying the same 'vote for Donald Trump sign.'

Here's what one of his neighbors posted onTwitter about him. " Bernell Trammell was shot in the head execution style broad daylight yesterday in front of his store. He was a God fearing Trump supporting man. Was it because he was a Trump supporter? He didn't look for fights, he lived a good life. Sick and sad! "

Wisconsin Senator RonJohnson also had something to say about this:

Bernell Trammell was known to many in Milwaukee. My condolences to his family and friends. I hope they get answers and justice soon.

Will they? Perhaps. But since no one else had any reason to kill Bernall Trammel, he was obviously murdered because of his political beliefs. They simply decided he was one Black life that didn't matter and since he was well known and respected in his part of Milwaukee and might influence people, they killed him.

We live in an age when expressing your views freely, the basis of our First Amendment only applies to
the Radical Left. Even in our neighborhoods, people realize that supporting President Trump with a bumper sticker or a lawn sign can get your car or home vandalized. Even worse is the way sports teams, colleges, certain city and state governments, many corporations, Hollywood and most of our media cowardly adhere to this Orwellian punishment for thought crimes.

Not only can it get your property vandalized or get you socially ostracized, it can get you fired from your job for the least infraction. It can even get you seriously injured or killed.

This needs to be stopped, or it will destroy our country and melt away our freedoms.

On Bernall Trammel's sign in front of his store, one of the signs mentions Matthew 16 verse 3 and urges us to discern the signs of the times:

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven.  He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’

And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

Very appropriate. We had better start learning to interpret the signs of the times....and start taking action accordingly

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Gettysburg- A Fourth of July Long Ago

(reposted by request)

Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:What place is this? Where are we now? I am the grass.Let me work. - Carl Sandburg

One hundred and fifty five years ago today, brave men fought in and around a small town in Pennsylvania to determine whether the Union would endure or whether it would not.

The Battle of Gettysburg broke the tide of the advance of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and while the war itself didn't end for another 22 months, Gettysburg decided the outcome.

Lee's objective was psychological as much as strategic. By 1863 there was substantial sentiment in the North to allow the Confederacy to go its own way and end what had become an increasingly bloody, unpopular and costly war. By subjecting the North to the same sort of invasion the South had been subjected to - in essence, bringing the war home - Lee hoped to increase this sentiment and force the North to negotiate a settlement.

Gettysburg was very much an accidental battle. Neither side was really looking to fight here, but the armies accidentally collided, largely because Lee was deprived of Jeb Stuart's cavalry in the early stages of the battle and thus lacked his usual awareness of where the Union forces were. Once the initial impact was made,on July 1st 1863 in a battle between Brigadier General John Buford's Union cavalry division and two corps of Union infantry and two large Confederate corps that attacked from the north and northwest under General Richard Ewell, the armies came together and the battle was on.

An astounding fact about Gettysburg is that the victorious commander of the Union forces, General George Gordon Meade, had only been in command of the Army of the Potomac for a scant three days, after General Joseph Hooker was relieved of command. Meade was caught by surprise with the sudden collision of the two armies, but he reacted with coolness and unexpected courage at several points when the battle could very well have been lost with a different sort of general in charge.

The missing man at Gettysburg, one who might very well have altered the course of the battle and of history was Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, who was accidentally killed by his own troops after his amazing victory at Chancellorsville.

The key to Gettysburg was the control of the high ground, the hills and ridges outside the town. After Gen. Buford's troops were scattered into the hills that first day of battle, they could easily have been driven out of the high ground with an assault by the victorious Confederates, and had Stonewall been in command there's no doubt he would have driven his troops to do exactly that, digging them in on the high ground and reinforcing them with Longstreet's divisions to wait for General Meade's Union Army to come at them. Gettysburg would then have been a very different battle. But the troops Jackson would normally have commanded were under the command of General Richard Ewell.

General Ewell, even after he was ordered by Lee to take the Union position on Cemetery Hill "if practicable" chose not to make the attack. There's no question that Stonewall Jackson would have ordered his troops to take the high ground and dig in to wait for the main Confederate forces which were coming to the ridges from the  west. In that case, it would have been the Union forces attacking uphill at an entrenched Southern army backed up by dug in  artillery. The battle coud verywell have ended quite differently.

When Ewell finally did attack, on the second and third day of the battle, it was the Union forces who were reinforced and dug in and the Confederates who were forced to assault them. Ewell's hesitancy likely cost the South the battle.

On the second day of the fighting, July 2nd, General Lee sent General Longstreet's divisions against the Union Left flank in an attempt to roll it up and knock the Union forces off of the high ground. Meade sent reinforcements to the Left flank to shore up positions that later became legendary - the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, Plum Run Valley and the Devil's Den. The Union forces held on in spite of horrendous casualties. One of the most amazing exploits of that day happened in the defense of Little Round Top, where Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, a former college professor in command of the 20th Maine maintained a precarious hold on the Union's extreme left flank under assault from General John Hood's troops.When the 20th were almost out of ammunition, Colonel Chamberlain led them in a surprise bayonet charge downhill that swept the Confederates off the hill, saved the position and likely the Union, a deed for which he later won the Medal of Honor.

On the third day, July 3rd, Lee decided to risk everything on a frontal assault on the right center on the Union lines, and 12,500 Confederate troops advanced from the ridge line three-quarters of a mile (1,200 meters) towards Cemetery Ridge in that gallant attempt to reverse fortune known to history as Pickett's Charge.

It was a slaughter. The Union artillery had deliberately held its fire during the Confederate bombardment prior to the Charge, but as the Confederate troops approached they were hit with fierce artillery fire from Union positions on Cemetery Hill and north of Little Round Top, and from the Union center. Nearly one half of the Confederate troops who participated in the Charge failed to return from the attack. Somehow, some way, Confederate General Lewis Armistad's brigade managed to make it through the withering fire and briefly breach the Union lines at a place called the "Angle", a place with a low stone fence near a small wooded area. But they were quickly hurled back, and with that, the battle was essentially over.

After the battle it rained, something that occurred frequently enough to give rise to a belief among soldiers on both sides that the smoke and gunpowder somehow brought on the weather.

The two armies, both licking their wounds and having been through almost more than men should be able to bear gazed at each other across the field of battle on that long ago July Fourth. On both sides combined, there were over 50,000 casualties from three days of battle.

Late in the evening, Lee began the torturous retreat southwards. Did he understand at that point that the war was lost? Perhaps, since he was recorded as telling his troops "This is all my fault." We have no way of knowing. But on that July Fourth, one nation's hopes for independence were doomed and another nation's hopes reaffirmed.

After the battle, there were huge amounts or corpses that needed to be disposed of, and the Union decided to make the site a national cemetery, for convenience as much as anything else. Four months after the battle, on November 19, the cemetery was dedicated, and a ceremony was held.

The main speaker was a nationally known orator, Edward Everett. In those days of oratory as a national sport, he was expected to deliver a real rip snorter of a speech, and he reportedly did just that.

Oddly enough, Everett's isn't the speech that's remembered.Almost as an afterthought, the organizing committee invited President Abraham Lincoln to participate a scant two weeks before the ceremony, where they requested that he appear and "make a few brief remarks to honor the occasion".

So after Edward Everett finished his speech, which clocked in at close to an hour, the President rose and delivered those few brief remarks, ones that started with "Four score and seven years ago" and have come down to us through the mists of history.

Gettysburg today is a living version of Sandburg's poem, in a way. The grass has done its work,but much of the original landscape has been altered and it takes some effort to visualize what happened there. To do that, you have to go there when its quiet and listen to the ghosts. Trust me, they're there in abundance and they'll tell you the whole story if you feel like listening.

Best wishes for a wonderful July Fourth...and take a moment to remember and honor the ghosts of July Fourths past. They deserve that much, at least.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Boris Johnson - Just Another Cowardly, Empty Suit

Boris Johnson cartoon - Political Cartoonist Gary Barker ...

When Boris Johnson first became the UK's Prime Minister, my original opinion was that he would finally see Brexit completed, deal with the migration problem and put the UK back on the right path. Yes, he fooled me too, although given the alternative of a Labour Party with anti-semitic Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson was the best choice available.

It has turned out that the difference isn't all that much, really.

Bojo has done little or nothing to deal with the UK's problem with violent migrants. In fact, none other then Nigel Farage has actually filmed the UK authorities allowing boatloads of Muslim migrants shipped across the Channel by France into Britain with virtually no vetting.

Crime in London continues to skyrocket, and Mayor Sadiq  Kahn of course has done little or nothing to stop it. Nor have London's police, who are obviously under orders not to do so. Just recently, the Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters took a large part of the city apart. 

Enoch Powell

In the latest dust up, the mob was allowed by the police to do quite a bit of  beating down on anyone they wanted to as well as a lot of looting and destruction,  vandalizing statues of Queen Victoria, Lord Nelson, one of King James II, George Washington and Winston Churchill as well as a number of historic buildings like the Cenotaph War memorial, The National Gallery,  The police essentially ran away as themob chanted "Run piggy run.". Those who attempted to stop the carnage were assaulted by the mob which had no fear of them at all.

And why would they? London’s assistant commissioner for police Anil Kanti “Neil” Basu said he would “probably” have joined Black Lives Matter protests himself if he was not a police officer. That even though 60 of his police officers were injured by the rioters, some of them quite seriously.

And Boris Johnson's comment on the vandalizing of a statue  of one of Britain's greatest leaders? "Churchill sometimes expressed opinions that were and are unacceptable today.”

 Like perhaps Churchill's assessment of Islam? Sheer cowardice on Bojo's part, but this fits in with Mayor Kahn's new campaign to 'diversify the landmarks of London.'  And believe,that's not all that's being 'diversified' in London as well as other cities in Britain.

And remember Boris Johnson's talking about a new and better relationship with Israel? Don't bet on it. He's proved himself to be basically a more sophisticated and smoother version of Jeremy Corbyn.

His latest stunt is to  join other hostile EU countries in  threatening Israel with sanctions if Israel applies Israeli sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria where Israeli cities exist..the opposite of what he said before.

MP Crispin Blunt, a  member of Bojo's own party put this together in collusion with something called the Council for Arab British Understanding. There's no question this was done with Bojo's consent.
Blunt was one of 130 British parliamentarians who signed a letter to Johnson in May urging him to impose sanctions on Israel if it moved ahead with its sovereignty plan.

Bojo's remarks at question time about this? Here they are:

“I believe that what is proposed by Israel would amount to a breach of international law and we strongly object to it, and we believe profoundly in a two-state solution and will continue to make that case.”

Sanctions then?

My, my! First of all, Israel didn't propose this. President Trump did as part of his peace plan.

Second, according to international law, ALL of Judea and Samaria (AKA the West Bank to the uninitiated) belongs to Israel.  And Britain happily signed on to that.

In 1922, Britain, as the  Mandatory Power appointed by the League of Nations decided to ask for permission to divide the Palestine Mandate into two parts, one for a Jewish state the other for an Arab state because they wanted to reward Abdullah, one of the sons of the Hashemite Sharif of Mecca with a kingdom.*

This new treaty,the San Remo Accords was ratified  between Britain,the League, the Jews and the Arabs, It stated that the Jews would receive everything west of the Jordan River (22%) and the Arabs  would get everything east of the Jordan River(78%). The Brits made sure the new Arab  kingdom, named Trans-Jordan was quickly created. After which they went out of their way to prevent the creation of a Jewish state in numerous ways.

The most disgraceful of these was to prevent Jews from migrating to Palestine while allowing unlimited Arab migration. In 1939, Neville Chamberlain, a known anti-semite issued an order not to let any Jews into Palestine at all... at a time when thousands of Jewish refugees who had fled to France and other countries had nowhere else to go. He also  appointed a rabid Jew hater and Nazi Ally, Amin al-Husseini as leader of the Palestinian Arabs. During WWII, when Israel's Jews fought with the Allies, Husseini was in Europe recruiting Bosnian Muslims for Hitler's armies and translating Mein Kamph into Arabic.

After WWII, when Labour's Clem Atlee took over, he made the decision to allow Husseini back into Palestine. At the same time, the Brits were still not allowing Jews into Palestine, and even had their own concentration camp on Cyprus for any survivors of the Holocaust they caught trying to get in, and in some cases, they even sent Jews back to the very same camps in Europe they had been  imprisoned in.

In 1948, when Israel declared its independence  the UN recognized it, although  Britain didn't. The UN also made the San Remo Accords part of its charter, in Article 80.

So according to international law, the area in question all belongs to Israel.

When the Arabs made it very plain in 1948 that they intended a jihad to get rid of the Jews, the UK, which when it pulled out left a number of strategic areas like the Taggart forts in Arab hands They also armed the Arab nations involved and in the case of Jordan, even sent  officers to command them under Colonel John Glubb, a notorious anti-semite. In other words, three years after Auschwitz was liberated, the Brits were  aiding and abetting what could have become a second Holocaust. 

As for the two state solution, aside from the fact that's already been tried and has utterly failed, there is no reason for it since Jordan exists and most of the Arabs who started calling themselves 'Palestinians' after the'67 war have Jordanian citizenship, including the so-called refugees, They've had it since 1954, courtesy of Jordan's parliament. And that includes Mahmoud Abbas.

If the Brits want to give these people a country so much, perhaps they should hand them a piece  their country. Why not? Parts of it are already filled with Muslims, there are already sharia courts, more mosques than churches, honor killings, sex grooming gangs, acid throwing etc. and the Brits don't seem disposed to change any of  that.So they'd be right at home

As for Boris Johnson, he's essentially just another Theresa May with a penis.

He is obviously not the solution to what's ailing Britain, although it seemed like it at the time.

It's obvious to me that the solution is more like this....and I hope the Brits wake up.

Rob Miller

Rob Miller writes for Joshuapundit. His articles have appeared in The Jerusalem Post, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The San Francisco Chronicle, Real Clear Politics, The Times Of Israel, Breitbart.Com, Yediot and other publications.