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

And People Wonder Why Americans Need Guns: The evidence is all around us–impeachment, abuse of power, and massive corruption

Oh, I don’t know why anybody would question the rights to gun owners to have weapons that can defend itself against a domestic military, or why we might need to carry them even in the streets everywhere we go. After all, the Democrats through a little trickery on a low voter year took both houses in Virginia and went quickly to abuse their power as fast as they could by attacking the Second Amendment. Or even as gun rights advocates marched on the capital in Richmond against those incursions, the House Democrats in Washington D.C. were trying to impeach a president that we voted for to represent us instead of turning to guns to take back our government. Without those tools, the guns that are part of American life to its very core, imagine the level of corruption that Ralphie the Governor of Virginia would embark on. Imagine the world Nancy Pelosi would envision for the rest of us, and just think how much abuse Michael Bloomberg’s billions could purchase with George Soros—a utopia of their infantile state and an all-powerful government that could crush anybody. And these are the people who tell us to trust them and to give up our guns and accept control by the state forever. No thanks. And that was the message at the pro-gun rally at Richmond on Martin Luther King Day of 2020.

Reports are indicating that around 20,000 people showed up to protest the incursions that the Democrats are trying to push through the legalization process there to essentially ban weapons from private ownership. To many reporters, that is a lot of people, but to me, its just a Trump rally. What many people have not yet learned to accept is that Trump, guns and the trend of the world is toward more options, more freedom, and much less government control on everything—and even if Democrats did manage to ban all guns from society, and could impeach President Trump from office so that they wouldn’t have to run against him in November, that the causes that put those things in place would somehow fall in line and the world would be happy. Its like a kid wishing for some magical present on Christmas and prior to that day thinking how great it will be if only someone bought them that special present. Yet when the day arrived, they open it, are happy to see that they finally that that special something. Then two hours later, now that the wanting of it is gone, its just a thing to be forgotten. And the mind moves on to something else. Even in a more primitive mode, sex offers the precise same experience, the thinking about it is much more exciting than what you get. And after the act is over, you are left with the consequences, the children that are born, the hurt feelings, the psychological attachments, the house, the shared cars, the shared refrigerator. Those are things that people often don’t think about until afterwards, and that is clearly what Democrats have been thinking about regarding gun control. They want the laws, they want to think about a society of disarmed people, but they have never really thought about what comes next.

People want options and they don’t want a government imposing on them telling them what soft drinks they can have, how many clips they can put into their guns, or even where they will get their health care. They want you to spend the money they send in taxes wisely and to leave them alone to live their lives. They don’t want potholes in the highways, because that means the state has wasted their money. They don’t want a welfare state, because that means the government is paying people not to work off the backs of those working. They don’t want to waste money on public education if the schools are just going to teach a liberalized curriculum to influential young minds. And as time has gone on government has not earned more respect for a job well done, it has gotten considerably worse. And it is in this environment that politicians think they are going to sell gun confiscation and changes to human behavior. If anything, people will hold their guns closer, not further, because its their only recourse for a change if things go wrong. Obviously, with the Trump impeachment attempts, Democrats do not respect elections. So, what will they respect? And as in the case in Virginia, when Democrats do manage to win elections, look what they do with it—they immediately move to abuse their power.

What is laughable is that Democrats looked at those 20,000 protestors who showed up mostly armed to give warning to law makers of the next steps and they pointed to their recent election in November, as if that gave them permission to move toward a gun ban with 2 million voters putting them in power. There are around 5,660,969 voters in Virginia so nearly 50% showed up to vote for the Democrats, especially in the north where Washington D.C. spill overs are having the same type of demographic change at the polls as illegal aliens are in California. Republicans have to be cautious not to stay home and trust that everything will be alright. Bloomberg’s money inspired Democrats to vote, and they did gain the House and Senate in that state giving the governor a dream scenario for their far left reaching ideas on gun control. And now we have a fight that could have easily been avoided with a simple vote on election night. But those same Democrats claiming elections have consequences are the same ones saying that Trump should be impeached because they don’t like that they lost. They don’t get to have it both ways, and they expect to.

That’s why protestors showed up with guns and why there are actually millions of those people all over the United States. Any overreach by government will be met with armed force as a last resort and that was the message in Richmond. Politicians can squabble all they want about what the numbers mean, but the bottom line is that people are not going to give up their guns, they’ll use them to push back a government looking to inflict less choice in our country. Its as simple as that. The attempts by the governor to paint the pro-gun protestors as potential violent thugs like the leftist ANTIFA goons have been is just wrong. Gun supporters in America are just like those protestors. They don’t need to bloviate for power, because they already have it and know it. It’s in their hands so there is no reason to show off with violence. And they are the majority. They need to learn from this Virginia mishap and vote in November, and not trust that other people will cover their voice—because what happens is that one side out votes the other, and soon you will have to grab your guns just to defend your basic rights. And we shouldn’t have to do that.

But it wouldn’t take much for gun owners to completely retake the American government, so long as we still have our guns, and that may be what it comes to if we learn that elections don’t matter to Democrats. What happened in Richmond is just a small example. Look how long it has taken to fight a war in Afghanistan. How in the world would any Democrat government run the United States in a civil war with so many elements that are beyond their control, even with the full utilization of our military. And that is the balance of power that we must maintain, for the sake of our country. But we first need to fully use the power of elections, just to give the option before the bullets fly. And yes, that is what we are talking about. We are at that place where that discussion must happen because of the actions Democrats are showing in Virginia and now in the Senate in Washington against President Trump. Compliance is less important than freedom and that’s where we are folks. The Democrats want to unwrap that present on gun control and they have not thought through what happens next. Hopefully, they will come to their senses before someone gets hurt.

Rich Hoffman

Democrats Hate You: What is really behind the attempt at impeachment of President Trump

That’s the only conclusion that you could make watching the Democrats from the House of Representatives walk down to the Senate their articles of impeachment—was that they hated the Americans who voted for Donald J. Trump. Even in an election year where voters could choose to elect a new president, the Democrats could see the writing on the wall and figured they had no other choice but to try to mark the most successful President in American history with some taint that might convince voters to turn away from the Republican Party all together. Their hatred isn’t in the Republicans or even in Trump really, it is in the trend of the country to move toward self-empowerment as opposed to the Democrat Party platform of perpetual victimization. They hate us because we don’t want to be part of a dependent class any longer and voted for a choice in Trump. This attempt at impeachment is simple, it’s an attempt to take choice away from us so that we might still be stuck with their terrible leadership for some time into the future. That was why they were giving out celebratory pens at the signing because in their world, they think the rules of government favor them. What they don’t seem to understand is that the trend toward freedom and personal choice is not going away, and once the trial in the Senate is over, that problem will remain for them for which they have no answer on any horizon.

What was very interesting was in watching Democrats attempt to initiate articles of impeachment for Trump without involving the Bidens in the matter, the boy Hunter protected by his father the Vice President of the United States at the time, Joe. We are supposed to believe that Joe Biden is a Democrat front-runner who is leading in all the polling in every state and that in head to head match ups, he is poised to beat President Trump. And that Trump looking to eliminate a rival cooked up some conspiracy with Ukraine to get dirt for the upcoming election. Only it was the Democrats who were guilty of all those things, all Trump did was ask a legitimate question. Just because someone is running for President it doesn’t make them immune to questions of impropriety. The quid pro quo deals were made by the Biden family. In fact, it looks like most of Washington D.C. culture was in on the corruption of Ukraine in some form or another. There were many pigs at the trough and many of them are using this impeachment attempt to hide their own crimes, which is why the Democrats were so proud of their ceremony. Only they were blind to why they were out of power in the first place.

To think that Democrats won the House of Representative majority off the backs of several Republicans who retired leaving open seats, and after a campaign of continuous smearing that the media did on Trump trying to split the Republican Party to cause such a seat change losing the majority, that all Democrats have managed to do, or seem to want to do is to use that majority to impeach Trump from office because they have no other angle is pretty pathetic. But when you consider that for them there is a lot at stake, if the country moves away from a victimized electorate, would anybody ever vote for them again? And if they can’t win elections, how can they control the laws they have broken in many corruption cases to enrich themselves while in office. Both parties have their guilty characters in this type of scandal. But Democrats under both Bush and Obama have had quite a time running around the world getting rich off corrupt governments like the one in Ukraine. Biden is just one of the participates. There are many more, and those are the ones behind this impeachment push, giving out the gold pens, providing speeches trying to indict Trump on crimes they have committed themselves. They are happy because they think they can use the law to destroy evidence and control the narrative, and to put the free minds who elected Trump, back in the chains of limited options.

Yes, they hate us, those who voted in Trump for choice. They had the system rigged in their favor, what we call the “swamp” and they were getting rich off that system. It took a while but many of us started looking for choices decades ago. I was certainly one of them. Lately I have been telling many colorful stories of my antics on the Perot campaign in 1992 which took me on many interesting adventures. I learned a lot that year about politics because I was fighting for a choice between the two-party system. I was able to meet Ross Perot and members of his family, particularly his daughters and I came to respect them quite a lot. I’ve been looking for a choice in politics for my entire life. As a sixth grader in school I campaigned for Ronald Reagan and was active in giving presentations on why his strategy on expanding the military would expand the American economy. When Donald Trump came along, I was with him from the very first instant, because he was a choice. Without choice, corruption flourishes, with choice good behavior is forced, and that is what the Democrats hate about choices. They want us to have fewer options and to remain dependent on them like some third world country, which is exactly what we see in American cities these days where Democrats run things. Go to Chicago, just outside the city to the south and to the west, all the way over to O’Hara. You’ll see what I mean. No choice for those people and socialism was the governing philosophy and it shows. Rows and rows of streets that tell the story of limited choice. That is what Democrats want and why they hate those of us who want otherwise.

I’ve watched this history for a long time and Trump is a kind of breakthrough. There is no going back. Even with the media participating in the lack of choice because the networks are essentially fighting the same problem. All these new streaming services, the internet in general, blogs like this one, YouTube, there are so many options to consumers these days the established media is hoping that if they buddy up with Democrats that they can join to limit choices for people and get back to the good ol’ days for them. So they try to make Joe Biden look better than he is, and protect him from his past of corruption hoping with all their dreams that he might beat Trump in the upcoming election and that this impeachment charge might give Crazy Uncle Joe the edge. But the truth is that while people wait for days to even be near President Trump anywhere in the country, Quid Pro Joe can’t fill a bathroom of supporters leaving Democrats for a change without hope. Their games aren’t working, including this impeachment attempt which is a magnificent abuse of power on their part. And all it tells us about them is that they hate us so bad that they don’t care anymore. And for that, we must make them pay.

Rich Hoffman

Trump Was Right About Iran: How political consultants have caused war and are to blame for the deaths in the Middle East

It was always disingenuous to suggest that President Trump did not have a strategy when he ordered the end of Iran’s top terrorist general. The constant suggestion of recklessness about that decision and the media emphasis that it would cause World War III was dubious at best from the outset. Wiser minds knew better. Iran is a third world country ran by small minded people who for a period of time had first world money due to their oil. They are not capable of conducting a war with the United States and everyone smart knew it. Yet there is an advisor class who make a lot of money off politicians in Washington and within the media culture who inject themselves into the situation with their take essentially to make money off of chaos. And for them to continue making money off the Iranian instability in the Middle East, they need the world to believe that Iran is more than it truly is, a real threat globally that can only be dealt with by some fictional academic elite forged from our liberal universities and who think in groups, instead of individual leadership.

In reality, Iran has barely been hanging on politically for a long time and their people are ready for another revolution. The communist one of 1979 has not worked out for them and now this new generation is thinking of better things, western influenced. Trump being one of us—people who live in the world by the merits of our own decisions—understood that by removing a person that Iran counted on with competency to inflict harm to the world, that the incompetency of the Iranian culture stagnated due to their totalitarian view of the world, would be at a loss. It is shameful to see that Iran did shoot down an airliner headed for Ukraine carrying many innocent lives out of Tehran shortly after sending a missile barrage at U.S. airbases—but not surprising. Incompetent people make mistakes when their leadership is absent. It happens in businesses, and it happens in countries—it happens everywhere that organizations suffer by a loss of leadership and they do not have a culture that inspires the next generation of leadership. So when a senior leader is removed, and there is nobody to replace them because totalitarian leaders often are getting rid of their future competition, not nurturing them, then a leadership vacuum always follows. So yes, President Trump knew exactly what he was doing, and he had a strategy. It just wasn’t a strategy that the boot lickers of our society wanted to see, because they can’t make money off Trump’s way. Its as simple as that.

Innocent people should never lose their lives due to the incompetency of their governments. However, for the lives lost due to Iran shooting down that airliner killing all onboard, the Iranian people were granted a rare admission of guilt from their government, which had no choice due to the hard position Trump had put them in, forcing their own incompetency to be revealed to the world on live television. They were provoked to attack America to save face from their embarrassments, and they overacted to the civilian airliner headed for destinations of innocence because they expected attacks from America in response. Instead, Trump played it cool, sent out a tweet saying all was well, leaving Iran to face itself with honesty for perhaps the first time in decades. The Iranian government failed to poise themselves as the grand threat on the world stage and revealed themselves to be simply a terrified regional gang. And now their people want a change.

Trump’s plan never included more troops to the region the way the boot lickers who act as consultants suggested. Killing Iran’s top general was never going to be the start of a new war. It had a plan, it just wasn’t a plan that the consultant class understood, because it didn’t mean any new work for them. Of course, they hate Trump, he doesn’t need them to consult him. He can make decisions on his own, like any great business executive can. People like Trump have real life experience that easily beats political hacks around the world and those too dependent on consultants to tell them how to proceed next. The plan was, and continues to be, to act decisively based on Trump’s experience which turns out to be superior to the consultant class. The criticism is meant to tell the opposite story, that only they have the answer which is critical to them because that’s how they make a living.

However, in many ways the lives of those poor people on that destroyed airliner shot down in Iran is the fault of that same group of people, the consultants who artificially propped up Iran to look like a first world superpower. Giving Iran false power has endangered so many people over the years, and countless people have died as a direct result. True, they are sad that Trump has solved the problem in Iran setting force a new revolution that the Iranian people will conduct on their own, without American troops to help. Any recklessness that has transpired had already occurred before Trump was even in office by the political consultants who have for so many decades made Iran feel tough, and embolden to be terrors across the world, leaving many innocent people to die needlessly. That is the real crime. Trump ended that threat with a simple decision on one guy. That has left Iran exposed for what it always was, and now lots of people are upset, and they deserve to be. Because they were cheering for the wrong side all along, for all the wrong reasons.

Unlike the show that consultants wanted to occur where proper strategy only gave them more to do, more work to whisper in the ears of their paying clients, Trump’s strategy was to solve the problem. And that’s what he has done and why Iran is now poised to stop being a threat to the entire world. Any leverage of terror they had before they shot down that airliner is now gone and forever, they will be known as a lying regime to their own people. Many of us on the outside already knew that, but the people of Iran weren’t so sure. Now they know. And so does the world. And Trump exposed them just by pressing his position and forcing Iran to act in ways they weren’t competent to respond. The pressure got to them and they made a huge international mistake that they had to admit to, since the evidence was so overwhelming. Yes, Trump had a strategy and it worked. He didn’t need a bunch of people to tell him how to do it, he already knew from hundreds if not thousands of business deals in the past. Dealing with Iran isn’t any more complicated. It may have higher stakes, but the skills in understanding the strategy are the same. That is why the world is a lot safer now than it was before Iran’s top general was killed by an American drone strike, ordered by President Trump. That is always why the world is starting to feel empowered to challenge their authoritarian governments. The results are far better than leaving billions of dollars on a runway for terror to thrive. Trump’s strategy made people much safer, and gave more people hope than ever before. Which is why he’s a great president. We are lucky to have him.

Rich Hoffman

Who Cares About Michael Bloomberg’s Billion Dollars: It won’t help him win 1 percentage point

There seems to be a lot of concern about Michael Bloomberg’s commitment to spending a billion dollars to defeat President Trump in the next election. Some of that money was constantly seen during the NFL playoffs trying to prop up the New York socialist with favorable light. Then the Sunday political shows were deeply concerned because as many of them said, it was Bloomberg money that converted the House from a Republican majority to a Democrat majority for which many current problems have spawned forward. So for clarity here, let’s put some sanity into the equation, no, Bloomberg did not cost Republicans the House, it was the Never Trumper Republicans who retired leaving Democrats to fill those voids since many in those districts were still moderates at the time. A few years later with such a great economy being what it is, those demographics have changed for the better. And considering Michael Bloomberg’s billion dollars, you can polish up a turd to look like some nice piece of gold, but its still crap. People see what’s going on. I would say that Bloomberg at this point could spend 2, or 3 billion dollars but he would be unable to move numbers against Trump one percentage point and for him and the rest of the Democrats, that has to be very frustrating and they are fixing to learn some very hard lessons in 2020.

Democrats still haven’t learned their lessons, and Bloomberg is the same guy who thought that big government had a right to regulate the size of a soft drink that we could all have. They just don’t understand what I have been saying about the great psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmiahalyi’s important work on “Flow” that came out of the University of Chicago. It really pains me to see the state of modern day academia allowing themselves to be a propaganda arm of socialist politics because I personally enjoy the great works of very profound thinkers from academia quite a lot, people such as Mihaly Csikszentmiahalyi who see emerging trends in human consciousness well before pop culture and politics recognize them. Trump isn’t just a person, but it’s a global trend. You can see it in Brexit, we can see it in Iran, Hong Kong, even in the Star Wars movies for which Disney’s pop culture is draped off of. When people roll their eyes when I’m talking about the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Disney World even that is built of the same stuff from Mihaly Csikszentmiahalyi’s concepts about psychological Flow. We live in a world where personal decisions crave to be freer not more restricted. People want less rules and much more creativity about their private lives, not more restriction.

Democrats and their commitment to socialism whether it is openly stated or just supported in policy by a different name is all about less options, not more. They are all about less creativity personally in all our lives, not more. Their definitions of freedom are constructed in old 60s communist propaganda uttered in Beatles songs, not in the realities of our day with the freedom that smart phones give us and the infinite shopping options of Amazon.com. We live in an age where commercial space travel is becoming a reality, and here is Michael Bloomberg suggesting that we need more rules on soft drinks, and the Democrats want to do for health care what they have done to public education, turn it into a dirty uncared for bathroom at a public park managed by government for the utilization of government, without private enterprise there to keep quality on the up and up. Even in the realm of health care we are looking at cures for cancer and the complete biological restructuring of a body in a few years to cure illnesses, where standard doctor’s visits won’t even be a thing, it will likely happen by computer and from the comfort of our homes.

That is the trend that President Trump represents in the world, freedom and personal choice. That is what the Republican Party as a whole now represents and there is nothing that the Democrats can do to repair that image. No amount of money can change that message now that Democrats are committed to that branding. And that will be the lesson of all the Bloomberg money he is spending and plans to. His message and the one in general for the Democrat Party is one that people are rejecting at every level of their lives. No matter how many times they hear from Bloomberg during the playoffs and world series, audiences will tune him out while they go to the kitchen to get more nachos, and it certainly won’t change how they vote. In many ways that is why nothing they have thrown at Trump has stopped support of him up to this point, because its not the man himself that people are voting for, but it’s the idea behind him, that personal freedom and wealth can be increased. Only now, after three years in office, people are seeing bigger paychecks and more jobs, and that will ultimately decide the election, no matter how much money is spent.

The lesson here is that messaging does not control behavior, it simply reflects it. That is why President Trump was able to be elected even though Hillary Clinton outspent him by quite a large amount. It was the message President Trump provided that resonated with voters, and specifically the right kind of voters. He didn’t need to cheat with the illegal California immigration vote either, he was able to get those votes outside the measurements of standard polling and to overcome celebrity endorsements for Hillary, the Deep State manipulations at the Department of Justice and a lot of money from the consultant class working against him at every turn. In the end it didn’t matter because Trump promised to give people “Flow” back to their lives, or to a larger degree than they had ever experienced before. He did it with a great economy that provides opportunities for people who want them. He has done it through deregulation giving more people more creative options for business than in worrying so much about compliance—which soaks up intellectual bandwidth to an even higher degree than high taxes. Personal freedom and more options are what this next election are all about, not paid for messaging. When the rubber hits the road, freedom and personal options are what give traction to political forces, and really, nothing else. To understand all the reasons, I simply must refer the curious reader to the great work of Mihaly Csikszentmiahalyi.

The arrogance of Michael Bloomberg, Nancy Pelosi, even to the degree that Joe Biden refuses to understand just how out of step he truly is in the world with his constant rantings about controlling the amount of ammunition guns can hold, as if that was an important issue to anybody except the most crazy socialists and gun grabbing communists cheering for Iran to beat Trump in some way to hurt the president during an election year, is that they insist on a mode of political theater that the public has long ago rejected, and has been trending in that direction for decades now. Instead of looking at the true science of the moment they are instead insisting that reality is not what it is, and that people are so stupid that their thoughts can be purchased. They can’t be. People will vote for those who give them more freedom, and more resources, and Trump is the only one with a track record showing anything close to that need. Money can’t buy freedom, and that is the lesson Bloomberg will learn very soon, and all those who still have not received the memo because they refuse to take hold of it. A billion dollars or more isn’t close to enough to change minds, because those minds are already made up—and nothing will change that at this point.

Rich Hoffman

Sushi and Kroger’s New Marketplace: Works of art often come from modifying nature

It’s true, I have a thing for sushi. I appreciate the warrior’s way that food can be created in a raw form to defy necessity and turn the experience into art. The way the food is prepared with the fine work of a knife and is placed into a composition of edible delight is something I never get tired of eating or observing. And so it has been often at my house, a nice football game has been on through the Holidays and I have wanted sushi, only the Kroger Marketplace that was supposed to be built at the end of my street has been stalled out for a few years leaving me without a proper outlet. Much to my relief, a good friend of mine sent me the article after a lot of asking on my part, letting me know that construction had resumed, and that the wonderful 133,868 square foot store was moving along once again. The reason that is such important news is that Kroger Marketplaces always have great sushi outlets. I use the one in West Chester several times a week for a sushi run. But that is a little far for me for those spur of the moment trips, so this news has been great.

I understand some of my neighbors are not crazy about the idea of the new Kroger. They have had views along RT 4 for many decades of empty farm fields in that location that look out for many miles in every direction. The Kroger location is a fine piece of land and my wife wasn’t crazy about the idea of a new Kroger being built there. After all, just down the road just over one mile was a 57,000 square foot facility that supplied everything you could want. Only for me, for decades, it was just too small of a store. I avoid going there because its just too cramped, I need some elbow room when I want to get some sushi. So learning that a new Kroger Marketplace was going to be built even closer to me and that I could run there to get sushi during a halftime intermission without missing any of a game was an absolute delight to learn.

I love nature and obviously Japanese culture is very heavily steeped in it, which sushi reflects. But I do like how the Japanese look to incorporate nature into their everyday life. That is evident when you visit their country, they are very creative people and have found ways to join nature to construction in ways that are very satisfying to their society. For them its not an “either or” scenario, its just a necessity. They don’t view preserving nature as a defiance to capitalism, quite the opposite. But we have allowed ourselves in America to have the definition of preservation established as a resistance to construction. The suggestion that an empty field has more value to nature than a booming metropolis of 133,000 square feet of food options of all kinds has been the established norm, which is a notion I reject.

Also near my home just a bit to the west of the wonderful Elk Run Golf Course is a new Kentucky Friend Chicken that I also welcomed, along with a brand new Burger King. I see all such places built as acts of creation and I love them every time they open. I love wide open spaces too, and nature. I live where I do because I get both in a kind of sushi like existence. There are great parks, great open vistas, and there are great capitalist enterprises everywhere. I can literally get a bucket of chicken to eat, any hardware I need to repair my house, and even get a new heavy-duty hitch for a truck within a half a mile of each other. Then spend a day playing golf across the street. I often said before President Trump was elected that we would know the strength of the national economy by whether or not Kentucky Fried Chicken would build a free-standing outlet near my home, because its sort of in between other locations. Obviously with the Dow hitting 29,000 in just three years of the Trump presidency the Kentucky Fried Chicken opened just before the New Year and it was right on target. A good economy is an opportunity for many creative people to do things and that is what I see every time a new enterprise is erected, and I never get tired of watching new businesses open. I like the entertainment options, but more than that, I like seeing an economy come alive as a new living thing.

The centerpiece of a great economy is the luxury of having so many options, such as being able to get fresh sushi cut nearly in front of you while a football halftime show is commencing. Only the vast resources of a Kroger Marketplace can cut through the opposition of nature to tame it to the degree that such a thing is even possible. And that is why I am excited for this new retail development. Developers are not blights on the surface of the earth, rather like the Japanese who compose nature into a beautiful symphony of food with sushi, every new enterprise built by some mind using capitalism to advance their cause is taking raw material and making a work of art out of it that expands our economy and that is one of the most beautiful things in the world.

Its true, a wide-open field is beautiful too, to see food being grown on it from a fresh spring planting is wonderful. But it’s not an either-or thing for me. I typically wouldn’t eat a fresh fish right out of a lake caught that morning, but when it is put together with the context of sushi, then I will. There are many states of nature and to me building something new is one of them. Taking something like land in its raw form and turning it into a place that has multiple beers, chips, meats and of course sushi is an amazing achievement. And to give shoppers the kind of elbow room that makes them comfortable while they are there is even better. I personally can’t wait for the opening of this new Kroger Marketplace. I will go there a lot.

While some of the neighbors in the area are still sore that they are losing their view of an empty field from their windows to be replaced by a parking lot full of cars, I think they are only seeing part of the story and need to open their eyes to the nature of the achievement. The nature is still there but like sushi, humans have taken it and carved it into what they truly desire. Construction is a work of art and creation, not a blight on nature. Its an extension of it. A parking lot is still that open field, only now people have something to do except just look at it and think of the worms, ground hogs and mosquitos that otherwise would inhabit it in a raw form. They are still there, but now there is sushi and people who are good at making it. And that is a miracle of human achievement all by itself.

Rich Hoffman

The Obscurities of Exsistance: Understanding differences between results people and process driven bureaucrats

I am pretty happy these days, we are having what I think is a very healthy growth period for the human race. That was quite evident while listening to Rush Limbaugh’s January 9, 2020 show which can be watched below in its entirety. I would suggest to all to take a little time to watch it this weekend for the content which in a lot of ways is revolutionary. Rush Limbaugh always does good shows whether or not the listener happens to be a conservative. There are few places anywhere on planet earth where these kinds of topics are discussed and analyzed that have such far reaching consequences. I am of course talking about the aftermath of the Iran situation and the killing of their top general, and how Trump did everything so decisively leaving lots of sloppy minds in his wake. Congress reacted by attempting to limit his powers, but what they are really saying is that they just want to slow him down because he’s such a fast and decisive thinker that it makes them look bad. While Trump was saying as much he had guests in the White House behind him in a speech and they were laughing to themselves at the situation as many do these days all across the country, and that is because of this issue that Rush spoke about, the big difference between people of action, and people of process.

I have always been a fast driver; I enjoy best a road with nobody in front of me. I hate most traffic. I am not a patient driver when on a highway only going 15 mph. I prefer to go 100 mph or more with no cars in front of me and I don’t look back at whoever is behind. There is nothing more arrogant than some loser who pulls out in front of you if you are cruising down a street at 50 or so and they get in front of you and only go 35 or worse. They may stick ride to the speed limit and stay there in front of you almost smiling to themselves that they are slowing you down and that its for your own good, because they think speed kills or something ridiculous. This is the mentality of our regulatory class of people who are process driven and are the direct products of our current education system which is obviously deficient.

I heard recently that Boeing employees were mocking the FAA on approval of the 737 Max with little new training for pilots. It was the New York Times reporting it as process driven social malcontents because in their world, regulations and process is what protects them from a world that demands results. They of course sympathize with the government workers at the FAA because they are those slow minded losers who pull out in front of us on the highways and hold up traffic to the speed limit or less. Speed limits as I say all the time, I hate them so passionately that I wrote an entire book on the subject called Tail of the Dragon, are for the weakest links of our society, not the best. Not the fastest. Certainly not the most competent.

I’m not saying we live in a lawless world, or a world that doesn’t need FAA regulators, or even people who drive the speed limit. We do need those people for things. But we should not like them. There is nothing wrong with mocking them just as the people behind Trump snickered at how stupid the rest of the world was while Trump was talking. People get it, they know the process drivers of life are slow, dim-wits who should not be in charge. We can use them to test our skills and advance our civilization. But we should not let them limit us creatively in the realm of business. Trump has shown why it was always important to have a business guy in elected office instead of process drivers who are overly educated in process, but not in results.

Businesspeople are used to results where as Rush pointed out, government types are used to processes. They hide their lack of courage and personal timidity behind processes and so long as the world stays under the speed limits that they set; they can feel like they are important to the growth of the world. But they aren’t, usually what happens is that they are those slow losers who pull out in front of us and ruin our drive by slowing us down ridiculously and they are smug about it because it forces us to live within their limits instead of them reaching up to ours.

Trump by the nature of his existence is forcing this discussion in ways that just weren’t possible a decade ago. Rush was right, if you really take the reason that people don’t like Trump in Washington its because he’s a results driver as most good executives are in business. He’s exposing the compliance and process class of people who have been running things for many decades for what they are, slow people who never expect to accomplish anything and to get paid well for no results. They go home at the end of everyday whether or not the work was done, they meet friends for drinks even if the world is on fire, and they could care less. They are safe in the processes that we have created for ourselves, and so long as they stay under those speed limits, they feel safe. But for the rest of us, we feel fury at the lack of results that are produced, and at the cost of such bad results.

My happiness comes from having this discussion finally after many years of observing this trend and my own personal feelings about this matter. I’ve always had a thing for speed limits and compared them to our processes in a social context. These processes greatly limit the human imagination and it makes me sick to see. I enjoy most to see free minds thinking and striving at whatever pace they can handle. I don’t want to see them running over others and killing them, but I want to see what people can do if they push themselves and processes prevent that kind of thinking and place everyone into the same box of performance based on some arbitrary speed limit that a bureaucrat conceives is “safe.”

As I tell people all the time, processes and speed limits can be used to make you better, so they aren’t all bad. We do need FAA regulators to check our quality and to maintain standards. But they should never be allowed to be the pace setters for society. If they pull in front of you on the road, you should pass them. And in the Trump presidency, he does just that and the workers behind Trump gave their knowing smiles because they understand that. So did all the people later that night in Toledo, Ohio who lined up to watch him speak in a stuffed venue in the middle of the work week. None of the Democrat candidates could draw a crowd like that even if they paid people. The process people just don’t understand because things are happening faster than they think and are willing to function. Leaving them in the dust, permanently. And for the rest of us who have felt unnecessarily restricted by these process driven lunatics for many years, finally we can see changes happening much to our relief.

Rich Hoffman