The Terrorist Gretchen Whitmer: And her FBI conspirators against Trump

Wait a minute, we are supposed to accept that 13 terrorists were plotting to kidnap and possibly kill the tyrant Governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer based on the investigation of the same FBI who worked with the Hillary Clinton campaign to cover for her destroyed emails and the Russian Hoax to disguise that scandal in a hope to overturn the 2016 election of Donald Trump?  (6 arrested on federal charges, another 7 on state charges)  In a week where Democrats have looked pretty terrible due to the president overcoming the Covid-19 virus and being restored to the public without quarantine just a week after getting the diagnosis, and a week after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled against Whitmer’s emergency order mandates in reaction to the virus, which has destroyed many millions of lives, we are supposed to believe her?  The timing of the accusation against a militia group that was talking on social media of taking action against the Michigan Governor because they saw no other recourse, this being months before the Supreme Court finally got around to a ruling justified their arrest for calling her names, scouting out her property, and buying a taser justified a full press conference that went national essentially to attempt to blame their actions on President Trump because nothing else had been working in the months leading up to the 2020 election.  There was some kind of assumption that wanting to retake control of the government out of control in Michigan was bad, and even a terrorist act.

Well, where were all these arrests as Democrats and big donors were plotting to overwhelm our cities with rioters, where Antifa groups (which these guys arrested sounded like they were) and Black Lives Matters activists were literally beating and killing people in our streets all summer and terrorizing people in the suburbs with threats of violence?  Those events were organized on social media, where was the FBI on those cases to bust up the rings of terrorism?  Where are the arrests of those government organizers who are actively seeking to destroy the American Constitution?  If the FBI is paying attention to 13 supposed “right winged” conspirators, what about all the left-winged attackers?  We all know the answer.  Gretchen Whitmer lost a supreme court case, she has hell coming her way due to her massive abuses of power, and she is hoping that the Democrat Party will give her a future for being a good “radical” against the Trump administration in an important time in the election, and she is using this story at the expense of the 13 people supposedly involved in the plot to give her a cover story to deflect her own crimes from the public eye.

Let’s think about how serious this is for a moment, this arrest of some people who were calling Gretchen Whitmer names over computer networks and how the FBI was able to use that information to make arrests.  So far it appears that all these people did was talk about bringing harm to Whitmer, which I have heard just about everyone say lately, from Wal-Mart to our neighborhood McDonald’s.  When a governor like Whitmer abuses her authority as grossly as she did and it destroys jobs and people’s lives the way it has, what are people supposed to do if they can’t call on the law to save them from the tyranny?  These people were looking at their constitutional options as a means to fix it, which is perfectly understandable.  Until that Supreme Court judgment last week, these 13 people had a good case for recourse.    But what’s troubling about this issue is that they were arrested just for “thinking about it” which is a very real kind of Minority Report type of government passing judgment against others to protect itself from their own mistakes.  To set the premise that people can be arrested for free speech because the contents are deemed dangerous by those who are in an authority position.  That is very bad, and scary stuff—no wonder those guys were thinking what they were thinking.  Sounds justified to me.  If the law only serves those in power, then what are people supposed to do to defend themselves?

Gretchen Whitmer and many others in government forget that she is an employee of the people who voted for her, she is not an empress.  The government is there to serve the people, not to subject the people to the rules of a tyrant.  If an elected official begins to show the signs of a tyrant, it is not enough to say wait until the next election and vote them out.  We did vote for President Trump and look how this system has treated him.  They have tried to erase our decisions as a free people and show us that we are under their control, and they have used this Covid-19 virus as a means to abuse emergency powers to gain more authority.  That is the real issue, and for these people arrested by the FBI, they were seeing the writing on the wall and they were doing what they thought they had to do in order to protect a country they love.  That’s not racist or “Right Winged.”  It is the attack of left-winged progressives that are trying to push the political spectrum so far to the communist left, then redefining the political parameters that is the issue.  It is the change state that the political left has implemented that has caused the tension.  Then trying to use that change state to paint Bill of Rights supporters or Constitutional purists as crazy radical terrorists.  No, the terrorists are the change agents who call themselves radicals who are abusing the law and causing all the trouble, including with this particular case involving Whitmer.

For me, the FBI lost its moral authority during the Trump cases, so I don’t believe anything they are doing now.  Picking on these 13 people who talked about kidnapping Whitmer in order to save their idea of the Constitution is pretty reprehensible when you consider that there are far worse conversations going on out there, especially on the political left, and the ballot harvesting plans.  For the FBI to pick on this one case to give Whitmer something else to talk about other than her massive Supreme Court loss shows a federal division that is still willing to help Democrats win elections against the people’s choice of Donald Trump.  The timing of the story couldn’t be worse—it shows the guilt of a complicit FBI to pick and choose their cases based on political merit, not in the blind pursuit of justice, which is why those people in that so-called militia group felt they had no other recourse but violence.  Yet they hadn’t acted toward that violence and the FBI arrested them anyway, a week after the Supreme Court case.  I’d be willing to bet the results of that case would have quelled the plans of the militia so why arrest them now?  Well, because the FBI wanted to help a sister out in Whitmer, and they wanted to help shape the results of the election as the Governor tried to use the arrests as an attack on Trump now that he was triumphantly beating on his chest for surviving Covid-19—the very virus she had been using to grab for so much power.  With Trump getting over the virus, and people realizing that most of what the news has told us about the coronavirus of 2020 was complete bullshit, Whitmer had to get control of the dialogue, so for that 13 people were arrested and accused of crimes against the state.  But as it is obvious, it is the state that committed all the crimes. 

Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior


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Government Can’t Make You Wear A Mask: Seeking to cover up a massive crime including many murders

I’ve explained the nonsense about wearing a mask in public many times during the Covid-19 “plandemic” but something people need to understand is that you do have a right and obligation to fight back at government if they issue you a ticket or a citation for not wearing one as many mayors and governors have begun to mandate, especially in places like downtown Cincinnati. Now for the life of me, I can’t imagine why anybody would want to go to downtown Cincinnati with all the Black Lives Matter protests, many of the nicer restaurant shut down, no sports going on, the museums micromanaged to the point where social distancing mandates ruin the experience. But some likely have to interact with government services and to do that the mask mandate is something they will have to be concerned about and for those occurrences it is important to remember that the government has no right whatsoever to demand that people wear those stupid masks. Government doesn’t own public space; they don’t dictate what goes on outside. They can give a recommendation, and that’s it. Any government that says they can fine you or punish you for not complying with their mask mandates is lying to you and they deserve to be punished.

The mask mandate for employees is a bit of a different story, unfortunately state government has its fingers in commerce to an unreasonable level and they can mandate the wearing of a mask if you want to make money in the normal way. Government unreasonably controls the means of production in every state jurisdiction so challenging the mask mandates is a bit trickier. But legally, it is quite clear, government cannot compel people to wear masks in public under any conditions on fake emergency powers and a façade of concern over people’s safety. There is one reason and only one reason that government wants to mandate the wearing a masks in public and that is to cover up their criminal behavior in what they did to our lives and our economy in their neurotic reaction to Covid-19.

By forcing you to wear a mask, government is forcing you to accept that Covid-19 is dangerous, and so long as people believe that, government can justify all the trillions of dollars of damage they have caused by letting a stupid virus get out of control in the public. Wearing a mask in public is an admission that lets the government off in the many thousands of court cases where they will be sued from now until eternity for the many constitutional violations they have imposed on free people and so long as people are wearing masks in public, it is a cover story for the actions of government.

The threat of a fine, or to suffer some punishment from government for not giving them a cover story for how they mismanaged Covid-19 is not only insane, but it is against all laws in every conceivable way. If government went out and committed murder, which in many ways they have, the murderer cannot go out and put guns of a similar caliber in the hands of the public to make it hard to prove who killed who. That is what the mandate for masks is a way to throw off any blame that might come down on government for mismanaging the coronavirus crises. We can talk about well-intentioned emergency powers trying to protect the public from a safety crises, the interpretation of what elected officials should do under ill-defined health concerns—but when government causes the death of people through micromanaging them, and it ruins the lives of millions of people, then someone has to pay. And they don’t get to hide behind perpetual emergency powers to keep people on their heels and out of the lawyer’s office with more lawsuits. The whole point of the masks is not to protect other people from you, or to mitigate any kind of impact from Covid-19, it is to cover up a crime.

The slowing the spread strategy that government has enacted toward the coronavirus started off as a well-intentioned exercise. It was kind of like a child using a gun and shooting someone who steps into their house late at night while the kid is terrified of whomever is trying to get through their front door. Once inside and after shots are fired the kid realizes that they had just shot and killed their drunk father who had lost his keys at the house of a mistress and was impatient to get inside so he could crash into his bed and sleep off his drunkenness. Everyone was guilty of something in that case but they all could explain their actions away with some “good intention.” Yet murder was the result. That is much the way government had screwed the pooch on Covid-19. For all the malicious intentions that Covid-19 entered our lives, government was like the kid who just shot at it not knowing all the details, and what we ended up with was a dead economy, a political situation that favored the Democrats desperate for some way to win something in the upcoming fall elections. And once they realized their crime, they sought to cover it up with more safety mandates that would keep people from discovering just how stupid they reacted over the coronavirus from the beginning.

Sure, hindsight is 20/20 and there are lots of government officials who regret their panic and would likely do it over again differently. But that doesn’t change the fact that the media drove the story for political reasons and many of them were caught as suckers. Yet it doesn’t mean they get to fine us and punish us for not following their cover story—that the virus was dangerous and what they are doing in reaction to it was for the good of the public. No, what they did was only good for them and they are seeking to make the public play along with their defense. After all, who would bring forth a lawsuit against government while there are mask mandates for the population in general? It sort of drives home to any judge that the government at least believes that what it is doing has the best interest for the public in mind. If that were to come into question, then what judge could say otherwise about any of their judgments?

The wearing of the masks creates something of a legal paradox that keeps the government off the hook for a while, and that’s all its about. But know this, they can’t make you wear the damn things. Government can’t even keep the streets safe from anarchists and race baiters, and they think they have a right to issue you a ticket for not wearing a mask? Please………….that is as grotesque an abuse of the law as there is in our legal system. And for what, to cover up their much bigger crimes of tampering with our economy, destroying our jobs, and ruining lives in just about every way that they could—because essentially they were the dumb, ignorant kid who used a gun they knew nothing about to shoot their drunk dad who was out in the night with ill intentions and malice, yet found themselves shot dead trying to get back into the house by their panicky child. Government hopes that by wearing the mask, people won’t see what idiots they were. But day by day, the more rules they come up with, the more they confirm it.

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Calling the Bluff of Government on Covid-19: They want you to bend the knee to the virus with a mask

If you haven’t figured it out yet and are still terrified of every little thing that Dr. Fauci says, there are a few things to remember, even though I have been explaining it to you Dear Reader for months. The purpose of the testimony that Fauci and others gave on Capital Hill this week was to panic the public into complying with their interpretation of the virus, Covid-19. And “they” meaning the political forces against President Trump and his supporters felt they had to turn up the heat after Trump’s Oklahoma Rally recently and the follow-up in Arizona to prevent the campaign from resuming the big rallies for which Biden could in no way compete. The Democrats have such a bad candidate that the media—who have proven themselves to be nearly entirely trained Marxists these days—and radicals for their cause, are propping Joe Biden up ridiculously at this point. They know he can never go toe to toe with Trump, so they are trying to change the rules of the game to make it easier to help out Joe Biden. Covid-19 isn’t about saving lives, its about helping Democrats win elections in the fall—and nothing else.

You can know that government is lying to you by their choice in measurements. Dr. Doom Fauci himself tried to jump out of the closet during his testimony to yell, “boo” hoping to rattle America back into closures which some of the red state governors fell for under great pressure. Government doesn’t have a right to close down bars, or anything for that matter. Government should never be in the way of economic commerce. If they aren’t there to help grow it, then they need to get out of the way. Using a virus as an excuse to throttle economic activity, which they hope and pray will still be an issue at the time of the upcoming election, is criminal conduct to drive home the issue and get people to buy in to the massive levels of corruption they need to force Americans to bend the knee to the virus with the mandating of masks to sell the implications to an otherwise innocuous issue. But concern is not what anybody should feel, because essentially what the election is forcing, and Trump’s response to it, is to push the CDC and its Marxist surrogates to go all in, which Fauci did by stating there could be up to 100,000 cases per day. Well, so what if there is? Who cares?

You see, the government has been trying to sell to you that cases are the same as death, even after they are literally sending in the National Guard to help conduct testing so they can get more results of cases, faster. In this way they can use “cases” to justify the trillions of dollars that the dummy government types have wasted on panic, and on political action to alter the course of the election. Additionally, these same dummies are all in on contact tracing, mandated vaccine development, and the scheme to continue the socialization of medicine, enact Agenda 21 strategies from the United Nations, and a whole host of other goals, none of which involve saving lives because lives aren’t unusually in danger due to the virus. The push would be to trace every virus in this same way now that they have started it, to justify getting suckered into it in the first place. So, yes, they are going all in on this Covid-19 issue because they have no choice in the matter now that they have put so much on the line. But they don’t have the cards. Once people realize that death and cases are not connected, the scare literally loses its meaning and this whole argument will abate embarrassingly into nothing.

Anybody who willingly wears a mask is an idiot. If some place of business requires the masks, then people should honor their rules, but otherwise, it’s a dumb acknowledgement to bend the knee to a virus the government reports it has no control over. Yet the government is using that lack of control to control election politics and the happiness of people in general. Again, I’m not going to kiss and tell but I have been in conversations recently with high level people, and I can tell you, they are not very smart. One of those people was Dummy Mike DeWine who said that one of his jobs as governor of the state of Ohio was to protect the lives of those most vulnerable. Auhh, the Constitution doesn’t say that anywhere, that is every bit as dumb as when John Kasich justified Medicaid expansion “socialized medicine” because he thought God told him to. Breaking the law, shutting down businesses, and expanding government out of some interpretation of a job description doesn’t make power grabs any more justified. When DeWine and other government losers like Nancy Pelosi advocate wearing masks in public it is to get you to bend the knee to their bad decisions and acknowledge their power to manipulate the public in the way they are by yielding to their power. If they say the situation is dangerous, then by God, it is.

Well, its not. In a few weeks even with 100,000 cases per day, or 500,000 cases per day, it won’t change the outcome. Hospitals won’t be overrun. Medical staff might have to work and not play on their phones all day, but our health care system will be just fine. One thing that the Marxist media hasn’t been reporting is that hospital discharges are occurring as fast as people are incoming, meaning, people are getting over Covid-19 and getting back to their lives quickly. Government doesn’t want anybody to know that, they want to slow the spread so that it lasts until the election. They want to have the power to shut down businesses when someone comes down with Covid and to take them off the job for 14 days, and mandate that all the people they contacted do the same, not for safety, but to slow the spread and keep this story alive until the election. And if we don’t cave into their fears, and we just keep chugging along economically, people will see for themselves that the Covid-19 thing was a lie from the beginning, and its going to piss them off.

Yes, losing sports for most of the year was unnecessary, not being able to drink with friends at a bar or pub was foolish. Wearing around a stupid mask was completely dumb and useless. It was a fake crises, a real virus, but the government reaction to it was purely politically and globally strategic. The goal of Covid-19 was to sucker Donald Trump to play along to his own election detriment. And he did play along for a while, but he’s seen the light and there is an election to win. Out of all the fake polling that is going on out there to shape public opinion, if Trump took a hit, it was because his supporters were disappointed in him for playing along. The media wants nothing more than for Trump to wear a mask in public to bend the knee to a virus. Rather Trump and the people who will be voting for him want to dominate the virus. Americans don’t hide and kneel to a sickness, and they don’t ruin their economy to them, ever. It happened thus far because people got caught trusting people like Fauci. Well, he cried wolf too many times, and we found out the wolf was a little midget puppy dog, nothing to be concerned with. And in a few weeks, the government will have to admit to it once they see that the people are rejecting their premise, and at that point, there will be nothing to stop the hatred of government that comes thereafter.

Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior

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General Flynn is the Key to the Whole Story: It all comes back to covering high crimes conducted by Biden and the Obama Administration

It was a little astonishing that media outlets were urging Trump supporters not to spike the football after General Flynn’s case was dismissed by a federal appeals court this week. There was a subtle warning that in so doing, Flynn and the Trump team in general might bring more trouble upon themselves, which was more than insulting. In fact, it was beyond arrogant. After all, if we peeled back the onion of Covid-19, of the daily race riots, of the collapsed global economy, we would find out that all of it was essentially to cover up the grand scandal of the Obama administration tampering with the 2016 election and seeking to use tax payer funded organizations, such as the Department of Justice and the FBI to overturn an American election and get rid of the people’s pick in that election turnout. It is in fact a scandal so large that most people simply can’t get their minds around it. It was so evil and malicious that good people refuse to believe that a small group of billionaires have that much power of American affairs and willingly wish to destroy the American Constitution to fulfill at any cost their own version of global unity, ruled by them of course. But the Flynn case is the biggest thing to happen in American politics, or world affairs in the history of the nation, and at the heart of the whole thing is Joe Biden, who is trying to beat Trump in the next election. With Flynn’s case dropped, a great well of fear bellowed from the Deep State and the ramifications of it are just becoming clear.

To understand this story you have to understand dear reader that we live under an unfulfilled pretense of freedom. Our American Constitution is but a bunch of paper with ideas written upon them, just as our other founding documents. If everyone doesn’t agree to them, typically with an acknowledgement to the flag in some respectful way, then we can’t be said to have any law and order. Now when I talk about a few billionaires who are trying to rule the world I am of course talking about people like Bill Gates, George Soros, Mike Bloomberg, Tom Steyer, Oprah—those types of people who are very rich, and are very progressive in their ideas. They have homes all over the world and no longer think of the United States as a sacred place. Instead, they want a global society where they can be part of the leadership and many people would be surprised how much normal people would sacrifice of their own liberty to get a little bit of the money these people have. These billionaires have quickly learned that its not documents and laws that people follow, its money and if they can get some of it by sucking up and doing very little work, they will happily be controlled by whomever just to get their hands on a little for themselves. That’s why we had to elect a fellow billionaire to compete against them, to play the real game they have been playing all along. Conventional politics was never going to work.

These billionaires have allowed us when it was convenient to them, to let us think that our Constitutions were important because it helps coral us into places where they can control us. They may not like those constitutional ideas, but if they see us migrating to them, they at least know how to control our minds in their favor. So understanding how all those mechanisms work, particularly through media companies always hungry for revenue which these types of people give them, that reporters are much more interested in making news than reporting it. They are much more interested in advancing Marxist ideas they learned in college then in using the 1st Amendment to defend a civil society. And that’s how the whole coronavirus got out of control. That’s how they planned to overthrow Trump from the presidency. Its also how they were able to provoke race riots to reactivate the Democrat base after Joe Biden really screwed up by what he said about black people.

Most of us have a feeling that these forces were always working against us, but so long as we get a little piece of the pie, and can enjoy our culture of sports and movies, we don’t say much about it. We certainly aren’t provoked to fight them over our rights. If they give us the illusion of freedom, most people are happy to take it even if deep down inside they are a little miserable from the experience. Most of the time, the ugliness of how everything works is kept from our eyes and we don’t notice how the game works, that is, until we have an election where the billionaires do care about the results for their own sake, and they break the rules to keep order for their own minds. Which is what happened to President Trump when people shocked the world and voted him into office to manage their affairs and people like Michael Flynn were attacked as collateral damage to keep that order in place. And the result is that the rule of law had to be tested and measured in a way that nobody thought would ever happen. And now its at the center of the entire presidential campaign for 2020. With General Flynn being finally freed of the charges brought against him, the entire political base of the opposing party, and the long-placed schemes created by billions and billions, and trillions and trillions of dollars is suddenly shattered, and suddenly, history is not so well scripted.

You must look beyond what the media is showing you every day. The coronavirus is a fake measurement never before conducted not for our safety, but to take our eyes off the real prize, the Obama administration’s global activism of turning America into a global Marxist state to be placed under the control of the United Nations. And the race riots are simply lots of stupid people provoked to be the attackers of capitalism and to erase the history of the Democrat Party in an election year where their dark history to slavery might be hidden to keep the black population in their corner because they know they’ll need every vote they can get their hands on to have a chance to stay in power. They know that no matter how much money the billionaires give them that they are rooted in a dark past and their future intentions are garbage, and people finally know it and have been sticking up for themselves through President Trump. And they never intended for the 74-year-old to make it this far. If they didn’t get rid of him through process, they might pressure him until he keels over dead. Whatever it took. What was never foreseen was that there would be a day where a staunch Trump supporter like General Flynn might not rot in jail, but would be instead free to join the campaign once again and deliver the goods against a corrupt government and media that had him dead to rights.

Yeah, don’t let them distract you from the real issue, all the crazy stuff in the media—all of it, is mostly fake and designed to keep people from understanding what happened to General Flynn and what role the Obama administration abused government power to advance global political interests. But some of us have known, and before its all said and done, many more will too. The cat is out of the bag and the creatures of the swamp in Washington D.C. are exposed, and they don’t like it. And of course, that exposes others as well. And for the first time in history, literally, those documents of our founding might finally get a fair shake, because once you sever the ties to these corrupt global interests which always stood in the way, you get a truth for which they were written, and that is worth all the pain we are currently feeling, and then some.

Cliffhanger the Overmanwarrior

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Cincinnati’s Channel 12 Kicking Kids off a Playground: Lapdogs of the state and the mistakes of Coronavirus

The smoke is clearing, and we can start to see how all this happened, the shutting down of America over a virus. We’ve wondered about it for years, but this is the first time really that the United States surrendered its freedoms and constitutional parameters to join the world in a mass neurosis led by a global institution in the World Health Organization into government imposing itself on the citizens of America all in the name of well-intended safety. It had the stamp of radical socialists all over it from the beginning, but when they (professional scientists) tell you that millions upon millions of people are going to die, and you are a president of the United States, or a governor, you have to listen, and that was the flaw from the beginning. This attack on American life was intended to paralyze logic and it was shocking how quickly normal people were willing to throw out their constitution in the blink of an eye when faced with the possibility of mass death.

I have seen some of the ugliest behavior of the human condition since the start of this thing, particularly the disgusting behavior of the news media in stepping in to be the lap dogs of government. One of the worst things I saw was a Channel 12 reporter in Cincinnati who saw kids playing on a playground during the government ordered lockdown and they contacted police. The police were terrified to do their normal work because of this social distancing mandate that the government released so they weren’t taking normal calls from car accidents or small crimes, but they sure didn’t hold back to come to that playground to make the kids go back to their homes while they put police tape over the entrance. It was one of the lowest cases of human behavior I have ever seen, and it showed me exactly why we need the Second Amendment. It had only been a few weeks of the government essentially throwing away all due process and the human condition resorted to a very petty place of intellect. Our local news stations seeking ratings gold from an audience literally told by their government to stay in doors had a captive audience which they instantly did their part as law enforcers of the state to enforce the governor’s overstepping of his power.

I know what I’m willing to do to preserve my freedom and over this crises it almost came to that several times. Luckily, I have a lot more tools in the toolbox than just to get pissed off, so using those tools I found myself understanding completely the role of Oskar Schindler as depicted in the great movie, Schindler’s List. The Nazis did not just wake up one day and throw everyone into concentration camps, it happened over a period of time where every few days and weeks more compliance was imposed on the Jews until ultimately they were put in camps and killed, except for the people Schindler saved by deeming them necessary for work. I went through that kind of process and while death wasn’t the end result of people not on my list, the process was very similar, and it was stunning how many people followed so blindly. If there had been a train going to a concentration camp, people would have gotten on it to their deaths, for the good of everyone else. It was eerily similar and a real shock to my system to witness. Its one thing to intellectually know something, its quite another to see it in reality and to confirm your worst suspicions.

There was a period in Ohio where Governor DeWine and is health director Amy Acton took more rights away from the people of the state every single day starting with restaurant attendance then collapsing with literal house arrest. In a stunning move the mayor of Cincinnati was encouraging police to question why people were out on the roads, or why businesses might still be open. And the news media fell right in line like the Nazis of Hitler to enforce those laws. If an establishment was found to be open, the police came and boarded it up without question and politicians like that mayor, and several governors around the United States started to feel the power of their position and were clearly abusing it. All over a relatively mind virus that likely wouldn’t kill in the end more than .2%. For everyone else, it would feel just like another case of a mild flu. But for that we were turned literally into zombies of the state driven by a hungry media looking for full compliance driven by interests coming from outside the nation. The rest of the world was behaving just as badly, but for the first time, we followed some unelected bureaucrats at the World Health Organization without questioning their motives and the effects were truly troubling.

I had been warning everyone from the very first hour of this thing that none of it made sense, that we shouldn’t be listening to these health professionals because they were essentially repackaging the desires of their New Green Deal into “health awareness” by issuing out fake model projections that grossly overstated the danger in order to force compliance under which we foolishly gave them control. Amy Acton in Ohio was the best example of how a liberal college professor type suddenly became our ruler in chief with the stroke of a few pens, and suddenly we went from a free people prosperous and with bright futures to hiding in our homes hoping that the police didn’t pull us over or arrest us for trying to play on a playground. People like her believe hype with too much trust on international communities of scientists without the extra scrutiny that a person like me might bring to the table. Instead of being one of the logical leaders, all opinions of legislature was thrown out the window in the blink of an eye, the voters were now irrelevant as we even changed the date on an election, and the most panic driven lunatics were now telling the rest of us how to live and to what extent. It was amazing to watch.

Of course, as of this writing I’m speaking in past tense because most readers of this article won’t see it until its over and well documented into history. But the lessons must be understood. The models that people like Amy Acton used to take away so many rights of Ohio citizens, and eventually of other states from copycat governors afraid to not join the mob of insanity, found that the numbers were grossly inflated. The Trump administration started backing off those numbers this week when the situation became clear to them that this Coronavirus was no more dangerous to people than the common flu. It’s a hard position to walk back after literally scaring everyone to death, but that process started and now everyone has egg on their face from their overreaction. Its not enough to say, “sorry, we cost you several trillion dollars and we added reprehensibly to the national debt, we’ll do better next time.” No, that’s not going to fly. I can say that I won’t forget it. I’ve seen now martial law and it was the ugliest thing I never want to see again. Emergency powers driven by panic, a lack of skill and coming from interests outside of the United States are not acceptable and we all have a lot of work to do to make sure it never happens again—because the next time—-well, lets just not go there.

Rich Hoffman

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The China Virus isn’t what’s Dangerous: Government is the threat and at the center of all this is climate change radicalism

I really don’t like being conspiratorial, but logic demands that we question sheer stupidity, which is what our government has been engaged in. We are supposed to believe that the same idiots who have been monitoring Donald Trump, and the rest of us—shadow banning, blacklisting, and threats of every kind—legal and not legal, which even has members of the FBI, IRS, DOJ and even foreign governments working on their behalf—that they suddenly are very smart and can tell us what is good and bad with this China Virus (corona—Wuhan, Covid-19—whatever the hell you want to call it) But nobody has answered a very basic question about all the actions that have been taken over the last couple of weeks, which has essentially shut down the American economy. That question is, regardless of how many people get tested, what are we supposed to do with the people who test positive? There isn’t any cure—not really unless we are going to count the new news about the Malaria drug that has been shown to “virologically” cure patients. We are supposed to believe that the same panicky climate scientists, like Amy Acton from Ohio are suddenly the smartest and most trusted people in the world and that we should take their dictates without question and do whatever they say, including giving employees temperature readings before showing up for work—those who still do work since the government has given the entire American workforce a written excuse to use every little sniffle to stay home and work from there—isolated and afraid? If you can’t smell the rat dear reader, then you have lost all sense of smell, because this sucker stinks badly.

As a Trump supporter, I have to think he wasn’t ready for an attack this massive, a global media epidemic that is a monster with no apparent head that is attacking the economy of the entire world to spread a communist message by appealing to the most extreme fears of mankind. His mistake was to let these Obama holdovers at the CDC have a mic and to start speaking fear and loathing making them stars over night using over reaction to spike up their audience. But what choice did he have, he could call bull shit and would have been massacred nightly on television by a media already poised to run with this story through the Bill Gates efforts of planting the seeds for this event years ago by socializing it to an audience of young kids who are afraid of their own shadows. And for them we are supposed to throw logic out the window. At a UDF in Port Union Ohio a friend of mine went there for lunch to get some toilet paper for which there were three rolls. He was confronted by an angry man who demanded he put one of them back. Of course my friend told him he could buy the one that was left and refused to comply. A fight almost ensued in one of the wealthiest areas of Ohio over a roll of toilet paper and if this kind of atmosphere persists much longer, like a few more days or God forbid weeks, a confrontation like that is going to end up in an actual killing. People have been let down by their government and they are extremely unhappy and this is the result of letting them get out of control for a seemingly good reason—to save lives. But were those lives ever really in danger? I don’t think so.

Obviously the push to get people tested is only to pad the stats and show a growth of the virus by measuring it. To keep the panic narrative going, the government needs data to justify their actions which is why the CDC keeps referring to this flatline scenario of that graph they keep showing. But to keep fuel on the fire, they need every day to have news of more of the virus spreading, so they need testing to show that to keep the panic narrative going. The conspiracy is in what these types of people believe, they are just crazy leftist groups of people who truly believe in radical advocacy behind climate change, with the same vitriol that PETA strips off their clothes to protest animal cruelty. People are very naive if they don’t see the global trend here against any capitalist effort by overdramatizing the China Virus to implement their climate change initiatives. That is certainly at the heart of Amy Acton’s decisions in Ohio where she has Mike DeWine wrapped around her finger. Her sincerity is real but her concern isn’t quite what she says it is. These people want to shut down the economy of the western nations. That is the real intent behind tricking people to stay home and not interact with each other. It has nothing to do with getting sick, protecting the elderly, for a virus that most everyone would get over on their own, its about protecting the environment by taking people off the roads, shutting down all those polluting factories, and opening up people to the idea of a universal salary where the government pays you to stay home. If you look at all that’s happened, it flows straight into the climate science activism that those types of radicals have been trying to convince us all to follow. Well, now they got a mic and a stage globally, and they have used it to preach their anti-capitalist message and we have allowed it to go on out of compassion for the elderly and not so healthy of our species.

I am prepared to fight these corrupt government types with any means possible, but in all honesty, we shouldn’t have to. I can think of a million other things to think about, I don’t need to waste my time on these extremely stupid people. But they are costing us millions of dollars that no amount of money from the government will ever make right. It doesn’t matter what they do in Europe, or Asia, America should never shut down anything for any reason. The show should always go on and it is embarrassing that our government has ordered so many things closed, where it is even affecting our sports entertainment. That is an attack on our culture and is just as detrimental as a lost life to a virus, because in a lot of ways our economy is a living thing. People should not be ready to kill each other over toilet paper, yet we are supposed to believe that staying home and not talking to other people is going to lead to a better quality of life? Get serious. I have been flooded with reports over the last several days that National Guard Humvees were staging in the parking lot of Kings Island and other locations between there and downtown Cincinnati. My response to everyone has been they don’t have enough troops to haul everyone away to the concentration camps that have been rumored for years to be the ultimate goal of the Deep State. And because of this government interference in all of our lives over NOTHING, people are terrified to consider just how deep that “Deep State” is. Its one thing to see President Trump going through Hell with it, but its quite another when you can’t find bread on the shelves and people are fighting over toilet paper. But that’s what happens when we give the big government climate types the mic and the stage, we have seen what they would do with it. They have brought the communism and socialism of China and Venezuela to the great United States and terrified everyone with a level of interruption that was science fiction only a few weeks ago.

I wouldn’t recommend taking up arms against this government just yet, but we are close when governors like Mike DeWine alter the election process to prevent us from managing our government with newly elected representatives. He didn’t have a right to do what he did and there is nothing about this China Virus to justify this action. What is troubling is that Mike DeWine’s daughter has been running for prosecutor in Greene County, and that her family had given her 400K for the race, yet she was still losing. The thinking is that she needed more time to build her case with the voters and that was one of the reasons that the election was pushed off until June 2nd, without even running any of this by the legislature. That’s likely more than a rumor, it has more than a grain of truth to it. But that people think its possible, and that they think the National Guard is ready to make a martial law move against us all says just how much trust we have in these fools. We cannot give them this much power, ever. We must load up on ammunition and buy up as many guns as possible, and we must never give them an inch on the Second Amendment because if we have learned anything with this China Virus, its that we can’t trust the government with anything. And the moment we give them the benefit of doubt we have seen what they do with it—incite a global crises that shuts down the entire economy—and for what reason—to protect the environment from all us pesky humans and our propensity to shit, eat and consume. If you peel away all the caution and concern over the lives of people getting sick from this virus that is what you will find in every one of these alarmists and we should all be ashamed of ourselves for letting them loose from the loony bins of society to ruin our lives for even a moment.

Rich Hoffman

Rush Limbaugh and I: This attack on the American economy is bigger than Pearl Harbor, and Governor DeWine is playing right along

Today we received news that Governor of Ohio Mike DeWine is shutting down all restaurants and bars at 9 PM, which is just ridiculously stupid.  Obviously, the governor is showing his not so Republican roots, right now he looks just as liberal as John Kasich turned out to be and a cry baby that loves being in front of the camera too much.  This crises which I would say is mostly manufactured has fed people like DeWine, and the results are overactions like this ban on just about all social life in the State of Ohio.  I would just remind everyone, which I will get into more as the week matures and my temper calms down, this is why we have the Second Amendment.  When government gets it wrong, we must have recourse when they get power hungry and show up to our doors all in the name of safety and the “greater good.”

I often wonder if people say some of the things they do because they’ve read something I have written, and its been that way for many years. Way back when Glenn Beck was on Fox News with his 5 PM television show, I thought for sure that he was doing his daily show by reading the things I was publishing. But I’m not that conceited, rather I think the real answer is that answers present themselves to people willing to ask the question, and without speaking, people arrive at the same conclusions, or similar, because they asked the same questions and arrived at the same conclusions. Now the reader here who would like to be a pessimist will say, well why don’t I have my own radio show, or am doing this kind of thing on television. Or why isn’t he a best-selling author signing books at Barnes & Noble on Saturday afternoons? Well, the answer is that I’ve turned down a lot of media opportunities and stayed away from such offers to maintain my own independence and function from freedom. Look what Fox Business did to Trish Reagan for essentially saying the same things I have about the coronavirus. Not even Lou Dobbs was given enough rope to discuss the issue of coronavirus with the level of skepticism he normally would, because behind the news casts is a very conspiratorial corporate message. I don’t want that kind of restriction in my life. I have a lot of talents, I do what I do to make money and because of it, I don’t have to suppress this other talent of mine with the burden of making an income from it. But it stunned even me this past week that nobody but me was saying how phony this coronavirus pandemic was—except for Rush Limbaugh.

I was saying what I have been before Rush Limbaugh, but I don’t think his mind was changed from anything he read from my free blog service. I think he’s a smart guy who came to his conclusions independently, and millions of people tune into his radio show for just that very reason, to listen to his calming voice to articulate the patterns that he sees happening out there and to make sense of it. And over the years, he has done that many times on very complicated topics, and he’s been right. So have I for that matter, on topics way out from left field that a lot of people doubt when they first hear about them, but eventually, they come around. That is how this coronavirus will be remembered and I’m personally happy that Rush Limbaugh sees it too, that the virus was real sure enough, but nobody has said why we should all be so concerned about it. Many thousands of people have already recovered from it, and not many people have died, many fewer than any other common virus that people get during cold season. Nobody yet has really explained why coronavirus justified the complete shutdown of the global economy, why even the restaurants of France needed to close with movies and other entertainment forums. All anybody seems worried about is slowing down the spread and whether or not there are testing kits available to know if people are infected. But so what if people are infected. It’s not AIDs. Its not like everyone is going to die. Most people are going to recover from it shortly and get on with their lives. To date, nobody has been able to say why this virus is so “novel” from anything else, and that should concern everyone.

President Trump has tried to play things cool, I think he was where Rush and I were on this thing but with the political implications brewing, he has to find a way to turn it around on his attackers, and he has. I don’t blame him from going along with the warnings because they are literally coming from everywhere even though running around in crises mode is not a natural thing for him. Expanding his travel restrictions even to the island of Great Britain was a smart move because it attacks the true nature of the pandemic, the media coverage to drive politics, not the threat of the virus itself. Even with the American economy shut down, there is still much more GDP being produced than other places in the world and if they are going to recklessly behave in their interactions around the world, then they can be punished and sent to their rooms like everyone else. It’s the best move Trump could make, and he’s making the most out of a bad situation. But literally everyone else has surrendered to the panic including normally stable minds, like Sean Hannity. Fox News has been unwatchable all hours of the day because everyone has had to drink the corporate Kool Aid. Even Alex Jones was apocalyptic on this issue using it to sell his vitamins as if the world was coming to an end. The Drudge Report was on the same trajectory, driving panic and showing great fear of this virus for reasons that make no sense.

I guess its true that so many people are followers and are so busy in their lives that they can’t see very far over the horizon, which is why I do what I do every day. Its always very clear for me and I share that vision with people absolutely free because I want people to be happy. I don’t want a boss telling me what to think and write. Rush Limbaugh is the same kind of personality and it just so happens that he’s at a place in life where he doesn’t have any corporate pin heads worried about everything but the real problems telling him what to say and do. That has left him to literally be the only one out there saying that this overaction to the coronavirus has much more to it than what anybody is admitting to. People will get this virus; they’ll build up an immunity to it and get over it quickly. That will happen without any government in the world doing a thing about it. But this panic fanned on by virtually everyone has more to it than just concern over death. Its an attack on our economy that I think is more bold and audacious than the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. I certainly raised an eyebrow when at 3 PM Friday during Trump’s address to the nation, which sent the stock market way up word by word that Bill Gates stepped away from the board of Microsoft. Many people don’t know it but much of what is happening was a warning from Bill Gates himself a few years ago when he was trying to convince a lot of people that the next great challenge for the human race was a viral attack. As I have been saying, I think fellow billionaires trying to get control of the human population for all their own reasons, whether it is to address global warming, or in the case of Soros and his friends, to preserve socialism around the world by putting people’s minds back onto a centralized government that they can control with donations, it was obvious that the world was turning the corner and Gates literally stepped away during Trump’s speech. (Little things like that matter, and people should take notice.) Add up thousands of those things that happen every day and you’ll get your story of the truth.

Hmmmm………………..do you see the smoke dear reader.

I stand by my contention that the coronavirus is an attack on not just America, but the world and it was meant to put Trump on his heels and give other people a chance to win the coming election. And Rush Limbaugh sees it too. The level of corporate advancement of the panic has been very concerning, but its good to see who we can trust and who we can’t in these kinds of things, so lots of valuable information has been revealed. Yet still, the panic is falling away because people are now recovering and people can see for themselves that this virus is nowhere near as dangerous as the media has been telling us and its good to see that there are free people still out there who can also see the obvious. And thank goodness there is.  Mike DeWine is not one of them.

Rich Hoffman

Why EdChoice is so Beneficial: Removing Parkinson’s Law from the public education debate in Ohio

I’ve been watching and listening to the whole debate about EdChoice in Ohio with great interest. Of course, the Ohio Senate had to vote to delay the implementation of Ed Choice which was scheduled to take effect the day of this writing, until April 1st 2020. The public schools in particular have responded terribly to it, including the school in my own district which I’ve written a lot about, Lakota. It has been nothing short of embarrassing to listen to Lakota’s superintendent complain about the funding model that is coming whether they like it or not and move the entire district into a victimized status so quickly on the issue. The report back from some financial news from Lakota has not been good and they are floating the idea for another levy which would be a terrible, anti-growth tax increase just to supplement their mismanaged spending habits, so the news was bad enough. This EdChoice debate has only made things worse. Dealing with professional educators to me is the worst experience that there is in professional politics because they are so entitled and unrealistic about what they think their financial requirements should be, so we’ll deal with some of that here, and in the coming months. Listening to politicians attempt to put their minds around what to do about EdChoice, which is simply a grading system that inspires the financial contributions of the state to follow the student of that failing school to the school of their choice. This of course leaves variability in public school budgets for money they have been used to getting now going to an unpredictable number of students who may decide to go somewhere else with that precious state money.

I listened to Bill Cunningham and Representative Bill Seitz talk about this EdChoice problem on WLW and every word made me cringe. Here were two people who call themselves rock ribbed Republicans missing the whole point of the public education debate. Now, my history with these two is that they are on the wrong side of many issues. They mean well like a lot of people do, but their perspective has been tainted by years of acceptance of a system initiated by people like John Dewey during an experimentation of many things during the progressive era at the turn of the last century and like many have accepted that that’s just the way things are and the way they will always be. Money goes to the school from the state to teach children living in that district not just skills for a future job, but to turn them into democratic citizens with an emphasis on social change. In hindsight this has been a complete disaster, look at the products of the schools, which many of us are. People aren’t very smart, and they don’t set their sights very high in life. Dewey’s mistake was in attempting to steer society away from republic representation and more toward democratic majority rule, which we all know now is a disaster at the epistemological level.

For the two Bills talking on WLW about EdChoice, they are both people in their 60s and 70s now, to them public school is about sports programs, learning to follow orders so that kids learn to live in a civil society, and in establishing much needed social connections with peers. Way back, many decades ago when my wife and I pulled our kids out of public schools for a year to teach them at home because the results were just so disappointing we had family members literally melt under the news because they were afraid my kids would turn into complete social outcasts, because they believed after so many years of this Dewey philosophy that the goal of public schools was to establish these mental applications. Of course, those sentiments were completely fear based, just as about everything in public education is. We have learned to just accept the failure that is evident because that’s always the way we have done things. People like the “Bills” on WLW enjoy the idea that their public school is the holder of real-estate value, and that Friday Night Lights football in the fall months of every year make for great conversation. But it was flawed from the beginning and never was poised to do what Dewey wanted because his fundamental problem was in thinking that the state as a central authority should be in charge. It was a progressive experiment, but not a very “Republican” thing to do.

Schools like Lakota and many others who are complaining about the insecurity in their funding model should be looking at the situation like any business would instead of some free-loader sitting in a bird nest of a rich district and opening their mouths for tax money to flow in. They should be working to be the best school with the best options in a free market society. No matter what the report card states in giving families the choice of a school they’d like to go to, Lakota should feel confident that kids would want to go to their school for all the reasons that anybody would, to get a good education, be near a good sports program, or just to be around other students who aren’t problems coming from broken families. Students should have a choice and if Lakota wants those students, they should have to work to attract them.

The most tragic thing I have noticed, looking at the situation professionally, is that all public schools have become addicted to the natural state of Parkinson’s Law that has contaminated their budgeting structures. Everyone who has been involved professionally in process improvements understands that Parkinson’s Law is an adage that states “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion,” meaning that a work schedule blankly stated will allow a worker to fill that time allotment from beginning to end by the nature of human interaction. If you give someone an hour to do a 5-minute job, they’ll take the whole hour. Process improvement demands to understand how long it actually takes to do a job, and to work out the tendencies of Parkinson’s Law to misstate labor needs. Well, that same tendency is at the center of the public education debate all across the country, and is why the EdChoice trend is so badly needed. Budgets have been filled to their maximum to accommodate whatever the state provides and to what extent local school district tax payers will put up with in increased levies driven by labor unions looking to use Parkinson’s Law to attach need to student performance by using the chaos of money going to the schools, not the student, to keep the process centrally controlled and with a false understanding of what education per student should cost, leaving the real state funding model perpetually broken, which is just how the labor unions and lazy superintendents like it.

Clearly what we have had hasn’t worked. Education needs reformed and the centralized aspects of it need to be removed. Free market solutions are the only way to improve schools and the students that come from them. People should have the option to vote with their feet putting schools into the same competitive situation that every restaurant, shopping complex and entertainment destination must do, compete for the dollars available. Education is not so sacred to not be attached to competitive market conditions, end of story. A quick look at our students declares that trying something new wouldn’t hurt, because we couldn’t do worse. And ultimately that is the direction of education anyway, just as the trends of the world are declaring. People want more choices in life, not less, and it’s a matter of time anyway where money for education shouldn’t even come from the state. But while it does, it should go to the students so they can vote with their feet. Not to hold them to a school that doesn’t feel it has to earn their business. If Lakota is such a great school, or any government school for that matter, don’t tell us how good you are. Make yourself one of those schools that people want to go to. Make it so that you are so crowded that you must turn people away, which only increases the value of the product. Sure, it makes the current way that schools do business chaotic, it forces them to understand how much Parkinson’s Law is in their processes. It forces the teacher unions to think differently for sure. But that is their problem, not ours. And the state will never know how much it should spend on students so long as Parkinson’s Law is contaminating their assumptions. That is the key to this whole discussion and we’re going to have it now or in a few years, but the way things have been are not the way things are going to be. The old Dewey model was poised from the outset to fail. But these days, life happens too fast and there is just too much to learn to attempt to squeeze everything into the traditional classroom setting that we have been attempting to do. The times and this new economy are forcing us to change, so let’s get at it and solve this problem once and for all by looking at the entire concept differently.

Rich Hoffman

The Schiff Show: Those who are most guilty are the ones pushing for impeachment

After watching the impeachment proceedings in the senate, it is quite clear not just because it is an attack on a president that I voted for, and therefore an attack on me, but that Adam Schiff has more at stake than just a hatred politically for President Trump. It’s obviously personal for them. They obviously don’t think that they can beat him in the upcoming election, so that is the cause of these theatrics of impeachment. There is something much more sinister going on that they are seeking to hide from the public with these antics. Peter Schweizer’s book ‘Profiles in Corruption’ came out a few days ago and I picked it up for a quick read and I am convinced by the arguments made in that book that Peter is on to something big. So big in fact that nobody will cover it because so many people are guilty of the crimes. If only a small percentage of the claims made in ‘Profiles in Corruption’ are true, then we have a huge problem in both houses of congress, which I think is certainly the case. And the proof is in the hatred of Trump and the direct attack on him to defer away from the real crimes that have been committed.

I watched carefully, and without emotion the prosecution in the case, particularly Nadler and Schiff. Nadler has a long history of hating Trump personally, and he is quite clearly abusing his power in office to erect some aspect of revenge against the President for personal reasons. To enough of a degree that Nadler should be removed from office for such bad judgement alone. But the Adam Schiff story is worse, because it looks like he is covering his own layers of corruption for the benefits of his party not just to survive through the 2020 election, but to keep the dogs off his own connections to many lines of corruption, that extend well beyond Ukraine. If anybody looked and acted guilty by all the signs of nonverbal communication, its Adam Schiff.

I would suggest that the Republican approach to this case is all wrong, playing along with the legal grounds as if this were a real trial, and evoking that the “senate” is some kind of stately power that is beyond the quells of politics is not going to work. We are dealing with real criminals protecting a political class that is deeply involved with severe criminal mischief, white collar crimes that go well beyond similar white-collar prosecutions of mass corruption. These criminals are using their powerful statues as law makers to erase away their crimes, and they are willing to bring down a presidency to cover their actions—which should shock everyone, no matter what your political affiliation. The more I watched, the more insulting it was, especially once opening day arguments extended past midnight. All this effort for what—to try to pin their own crimes on a president just asking a question about corruption from the other side. The real issue was why the president felt he needed to ask—that is the cover-up.

Yet Democrats came out swinging throwing out indefensible accusations from the start saying that McConnell was running a corrupt proceeding. The obvious attempt was to make Republicans look weak in response to such aggressive statements that just might tilt the balance in a fall election—if all went well. But the true magic trick here was to keep anybody from even asking the question, “Mr. Schiff, how many of these deals were you involved in with Hunter Biden and his father.” By making it so that even asking a question could evoke so much trouble, who would dare to go further? That is the subtle message here and something only people willing to do the proper study of the situation, like Peter Schweizer, would even think to ask. The evidence is clear that something is wrong and the attack on Trump is far deeper than even election meddling for the 2020 elections, its to cover up crimes committed by many of the people in that senate chamber, and I would bet that everyone there knows it. That’s why they don’t ask those deeper questions, because they too would be implicated.

The purpose of the show is to even help Republicans in the senate appear to make the whole thing appear more lofty than it really is, the proceedings with John “Obamacare” Roberts proceeding as a stately judge hammering his gavel for recess is meant to make them all look like they are in command. That the whole thing isn’t a farce covering up massive international crimes for which Trump’s administration is uncovering just by its existence. What I watched in the hearings from all sides were people either guilty of those mass crimes, or people who knew about them but were worried that if that knowledge hit the public, a complete erosion of their trust in our government institutions would cascade into outright rebellion. Many of those people might disagree in that chamber, but they have lunch together, they golf together, they have formed bonds that it would be painful to expose. They may be political enemies, but all too often they are personal friends, and as most humans are reluctant to do, they don’t want to hurt them. So, they have all agreed to some extent to this ridiculous, and expensive display designed not to seek justice through impeachment of an elected president, but to hide crimes of personal enrichment. And to use their control of the law to cover for their villainy. And they actually have the audacity to stand before us all during all hours of the day, soaking up the news cycle in such an audacious, and selfish way for their personal vanity and desires for destruction of other people so long as the aims of investigation to not point to them.

Like the slob who farts and then cries out, “who passed gas” when they know clearly it was them, but by the smell of it, it could have been anybody in the room. They hope to declare their innocence just by being the first ones to say anything. Yet the fart came from them and nobody else. Others might suspect as much, but because they are friends, they wouldn’t want to embarrass them in public, so they keep their mouth shout and play along. That is what the senate has been doing for Democrats, and it is pathetic. The real crime has not been discussed, and it should be. The real villains are the ones making the accusations, and without a doubt to my notice, Adam Schiff is one of the guiltiest and most corrupt people on the face of the earth. And he is so corrupt that he knows nobody would believe it, so he further covers his trial by being the one doing the accusing so that he is not the one accused. That is the purpose of this impeachment and the voracity of its utilization. And even for the attempt of it, we should all be very angry. Even more than that, we need to look at a serious employment change of these very representatives because we cannot turn a blind eye to this. Justice is begging for attention and our eyes need to reside on the accusers, not the accused.

Rich Hoffman

Smuggler’s Run is the Best Ride in the World: Technical innovations in storytelling that are now the definitions of pop culture

This has been a year of “never thought I’d see its,” to say the least, which culminated for me while watching the Disney parade on Christmas morning from the parks. Specifically, when I saw Portugal the Man perform “Feel it Still” in front of the life size Millennium Falcon at Galaxy’s Edge. Star Wars has always been popular, but there has always been a kind of social tension, it wasn’t something that people felt comfortable talking about in public. If you wore a Star Wars shirt to school like I used to all the time, kids would gang up on you for it with massive amounts of unjustified peer pressure. But after a long evolution, particularly with shows like Big Bang Theory making geekdom fun, and “popular” the Disney ownership of Star Wars is showing signs of mind-bending culture changes that were evident that Christmas morning. No longer were kids forced to keep their thoughts to themselves, Disney had made it so that Star Wars was just as popular if not more so in knowing which quarterbacks were coming out of the draft this year from which colleges. It was a shift in sentiment that I never thought would be possible, yet there it was. As I watched I couldn’t help but think that many of the same people who are those invisible Trump supporters loving the optimism of an optimistic tomorrow were the same people that spent thousands of dollars at Disney every year and would put on the mouse ears for a visit on Christmas morning to the parks to participate in their parade.

Thinking of that Millennium Falcon, after a recent trip to Disney World where I was able to ride that ride 8 times, and ride the new Rise of the Resistance and Flight of Passage at the new Pandora land at Animal Kingdom I have proclaimed that I thought Smuggler’s Run, which is essentially a flight simulator for the Millennium Falcon was a better ride for a number of reasons. As Rise of the Resistance has opened in December at Disney World and was a feature of the parade in promoting the ride to a hungry Christmas morning audience, a lot of people don’t know just what a miracle these rides are. Especially in regard to the Millennium Falcon’s Smuggler’s Run. I included a video on this article that goes into the details of just how impressive the engineering is on Smuggler’s Run. And even thought Rise of the Resistance has a lot more technical tricks to help make the magic happen, I think the engineering of Smuggler’s Run is so impressive that it’s in a category all by itself even if most of those miracles happen where nobody will ever see them.

Being a huge fan of the Millennium Falcon from Star Wars I know a lot about the ship and how it should be laid out, so while I was riding it I was looking for flaws, which can be seen from my Instagram posts included here. As it is, the many mechanism that make the ride possible are completely hidden from even the most rigorous fan. There were little things that I could point out, such as parts of the cockpit altered to accommodate mass riders, and some of the internal pathways to the cockpit that were stretched to fit the needs of 1800 riders per hour. What is most clever is that the ride creates the illusion of walking into the Millennium Falcon’s interior and boarding the cockpit as a single experience when in reality there are seven cockpits on four giant rotary tables that are timed out to perfection for all the loading and unloading that goes on. Each ride vehicle gets its own wrap around screen and sits on a flight simulation platform that would have made NASA jealous a few decades ago. The technology and timing involved in this ride is incredible and all of it is done to ensure that the riders can not see the strings behind the scenes and can instead believe in the experience as a real one.

My perspective is coming from an older person who grew up on these movies. When I was a kid, my family couldn’t afford to get me the Kenner Millennium Falcon to play with so made my own out of a box. So, it is astonishing to me to read these modern critics of these rides and of the new Star Wars movies knowing how much better things are now than then. Having the ability to even visit a Millennium Falcon in real life let alone fly in it is bizarre and a huge step for science fiction and the art of modern storytelling. That Smuggler’s Run is a reality let alone other options like Rise of the Resistance in the same area is an astonishing achievement in any field of endeavor. But especially in storytelling where a ride goes to so much trouble to create an alternate reality in physical space is a jaw dropping enterprise. But then again, to host a concert by a pop culture group on a Christmas morning broadcast mainstream to the world is something I never would have thought would be possible. Knowing that, the prospects for other surprises in the future are very exciting.

But for my money, and well beyond sentiment, the Millennium Falcon ride Smuggler’s Run is the top ride in the world right now, and it will take years to match it by anybody. Also on Christmas Day my wife and I went to see Rise of Skywalker again and I couldn’t help but notice how full the movie theater was from very normal people wanting to see that movie after the day’s festivities had ended. The Millennium Falcon is one of the feature characters of that movie and it is fun, even though its just a machine. The well-known starship was so well featured in the film knowing that it was a kind of advertisement for the ride in Galaxy’s Edge. People watching the movie with their big drinks and overflowing popcorn could travel to Disney World and actually fly the thing—over and over again—and that is a new thing in the art of storytelling that we haven’t yet dealt with as a species, not only the ability to create a story to hold some abstract concept, but to physically participate in the intellectual inclusion of it into our collective subconscious—and with such swagger that Disney could feature it on a popular television broadcast with a modern rock group as part of the package.

I point it out because all things lead to other things and I can’t help but notice that we are expanding our intellect as human beings because of these kinds of technical innovations. The conflict that we hear about on the news is that the rigid orders of the past have not yet caught up to that notion. But the fans of the Disney experience, and through mythology like Star Wars, a new kind of vacationer is being created. Not a passive cocktail drink by the pools of some exotic destination, but the Disney participant that is looking for an above the line experience and is willing to pay a lot of money to get it. And for those people, Smuggler’s Run gives them a seamless experience of a reality that was only available to the imagination. Now it’s real, leaving it to be pondered what the next generation of entertainment will be. At this point, we can only wonder, because the evidence is quite jaw-dropping in its perspectives.

Rich Hoffman