Take All Their Security Clearances: Can’t trust the government, can’t trust the media, but you can trust the gun

Let’s get something straight, John Brennan, Bruce Ohr, and many, many others are losing their security clearance not as some form of censorship to a media looking for the next leak coming from them, it’s because they can’t be trusted. We do not have a free press if they are all pulling for one political party and are working in conjunction with villains who want to destroy the concept of American independence. Trump is the head of the executive branch of government and he was elected to drain the swamp and by looking at the list of people he is considering revoking their security clearance especially those attached to the government case against him, every one of them would be justified. The media and their leakers are not part of any resistance that I want to be a part of. I voted for Trump to resist them and they should consider themselves lucky, because they wouldn’t have liked the alternative.

I had a very nice visit to the Premier Shooting range this past week with my son-in-law so that he could get a chance to shoot my Desert Eagle. The people working at Premier are always good to talk to and the general environment is very representative of the type of gun enthusiasts that are pretty common in the county that I live in, mostly conservative, mostly affluent, and extremely family friendly. Premier Shooting in West Chester is more of a country club for shooters where the traditional venue for that kind of thing is golf. They have a very nice lounge area with a fishing lake to go along with their various classroom settings and sales floor. But shooting is their business and the range was very busy on a Thursday in the middle of the day during my lunch hour. So busy in fact that there was only one lane open for us to shoot on.

The people attending are not a bunch of slack-jawed hippies or tattooed freaks. They were nice, clean-shaven affluent West Chester, Fairfield, and Liberty Township residents enjoying their firearms in what I think is the best range of its kind in southern Ohio. Everything is clean and well-lit, as well as safe. It’s the perfect venue for my .50 caliber Desert Eagle which always provokes a lot of discussion these days whenever I get it out. It’s hard to believe that I’ve only had the gun since May and by August I had already put 1000 rounds through it. But that was a bit of cause for celebration. Going there during my workday with people who I share my day with often is my way of managing stress, so I use the place often for that purpose and it doesn’t take long to go through 50 boxes of ammunition in a three-month period. My son-in-law and I went through two boxes in just twenty minutes so it doesn’t take long. The other people around us were in similar situations, shooting for them was part sport, part philosophy. It was the joining together of a lifestyle that mattered which made the whole Premier experience part of the magic.

We don’t go shooting thinking about killing anybody. I go, and I know that the other West Chester people who share those lanes with me often do the same to enjoy the ballistics of the craft, of a finely tuned gun dispensing a lead projectile toward a target at a distance appropriate to the effort. But always under the layers of endeavor is the reminder that the gun is key to the Second Amendment and that means private ownership and possible militia gathering should it become necessary. Having a gun on your hip or in your bag at the range is a distinct reminder that you are a free person in charge of your life. The government isn’t there to rule you, it’s there to manage affairs on our behalf and if they get out of control then we as people have the means to reel them back in to a properly managed society. Getting to know your firearms is part of the fun, but having them is part of a philosophy of independence that keeps the government from getting out of control.

Over several years of thinking about it now I realize that the NRA isn’t enough. I love them, they do good work, but just their very existence is a kind of appeasement toward the big government gun control lobby. I am of a mind that the government has no business in the regulation of firearms in any manner, because the purpose ultimately of them is to prevent the kind of corruption that we have witnessed as a direct result of the Trump presidency, where massive corruption has been revealed because he was in office to expose it. It was always there, but it was hidden from us by a corrupt media, and many corrupt officials. It has been stunning to learn just how many high-level intelligence officials are part of a culture within the Beltway that have involved relationships with the press. It reminds me of the kind of relationships that form at Premier where people of alike mind join to enjoy shooting, only the like-minded behavior of the advocates of more state control are joined for the opposite intentions.

We do not have a free press with the corporate media types. I am not one who dislikes corporations, but the big names in media have hired and evolved along the lines of big government state controls, likely because they all went to the same type of schools and learned the same values which have evolved on the coastal regions of America. But in the Midwest a different culture exists that does not like all that proposed state control. We put Donald Trump in charge to fix it hoping that things wouldn’t have to get messy. But if they do, that is the next alternative. Giving more power to people like John Brennan was never part of our plan. Not that we wish to be a bunch of crazy radicals, we really just want to be left alone to run our businesses and families. We don’t want the state to assume they are doing anything for our benefit. They aren’t smarter than we are and they are not qualified to herd us all into little groups, to steal our money through taxation and regulate us into everything being such a pain in the ass that running companies isn’t even worth it.

Security clearances are not a right. Brennan lost his because he had a big mouth and acted in ways that were not conducive to traditional American values. His friends within the intelligence community are no better off, they should all lose their access to any security information. It’s not Trump doing these things because he wants to be mean, he’s doing them because he’s fulfilling the objectives that people who like to shoot guns at Premier Shooting in West Chester, Ohio voted for him to do so that they wouldn’t have to take up guns against a corrupt government selling itself to the public through a corrupt media. We know the difference. But by listening to the reaction of people on the other side responding to John Brennan’s loss of clearance, I don’t think they understand much of anything of what is going on in my neck of the woods. They don’t have a choice. Trump is doing exactly what we wanted. There wasn’t a single person at Premier Shooting that day who disagreed with anything that Trump was doing. We’d all give him an A+ on a report card. If there was anything different we’d have him do is to do it all faster. He has the power to shut down these expensive investigations that are only meant to attempt to hurt Republican majorities in the house and senate. Why would we want to help Democrats with that? Its time to kick all those people out of office and take away their security clearances. Its time to cut off the media from the nation’s secrets with their contacts in the intelligence community. I’m not sure we can trust any of them, let alone some of them. But we don’t have to trust them. In many cases we don’t even need them. Because we are gun owners and most of the time, that’s all we really need.

Rich Hoffman

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The Maker Movement: Why newspapers are upset that John Brennan lost his security clearance

The coordinated attack against Donald Trump by the major newspapers this week was quite extraordinary. They were of course upset that Trump took away the security clearance of the old CIA Director John Brennan. I can see why, because Brennan was a major source of leaked stories to them and he was using his connections within the intelligence community to fill their papers with negative stories against Donald Trump. Losing that access made the media mad. But there is more to the story which I discovered while listening to the things my 5-year-old grandson is interested in that I think really has the modern media in a twisted state—the “maker movement.”

My grandson I think has developed a remarkable vocabulary for being only 5. One thing that is different for him in relation to my own childhood is that he really doesn’t care much for movies and television. He doesn’t really have a favorite show on the Disney Channel or a movie that came out which we’ve taken him to that just inspired him greatly. If I might have experienced such things from early movies like westerns, Star Wars, or even science fiction epics like 2001: A Space Odyssey, for him its all about video games and YouTube. I watch some of these YouTube productions with him and they are quite elaborate, which makes sense since every home can now be its own television studio. The personal computer has decentralized the movie and television studio and just about anybody can be a producer of video content. And video games provide a much more interactive storytelling experience for young people. For their generation video games are allowing developing minds to have more control over what happens in their experience, decisions made, customizable settings, even the experience duration since online gaming is so popular these days.

At five years old my grandson has at his finger tips so long as he has access to a phone or computer an almost infinite world of individual video content producers on YouTube and YouTube Kids that is as good if not better than what Sesame Street and the PBS show The Electric Company produced. And there is a lot more of it without reruns like the networks produce. Some of these videos are quite sophisticated technically. He likes to watch videos of video game players who provide commentary and special effects to games he wants to learn about, such as the new one just released on the Nintendo Switch called Hello Neighbor. Hello Neighbor is unusual because it started off as a kind of indie title made by “makers” which is becoming quite common these days from programmers who aren’t part of some corporate giant. The game has been popular and has made it to a more polished version on the major computer game consoles. So there is this entire big industry going on that fills the minds of kids that has nothing to do with traditional media. The time that these kids spend on this stuff is truly jaw dropping leaving traditional media completely lost in how to maintain their audiences. For kids I only see an upside, but it is certainly different from what it was when I grew up.

That’s when I realized that I was part of the Maker Movement too, this blog site has become quite popular and was created out of my frustration with how limited the newspapers were. I used to write for several publications and I was a frequent “letter to the editor” kind of person, but I found the word counts extremely limiting. The newspapers had to do that to leave space for their advertisers. But once personal computers became the window to the outside world essentially replacing the television in that same role, blogs and alternative news sites became more trusted and convenient than traditional media that you had to walk to the end of your driveway to get. Television ironically is now replacing the movie experience as film and video production has been decentralized as well leaving Netflix, Amazon Prime and many other outlets, including YouTube as part of the personal theater experience. It’s all part of putting the means of production in the hands of individuals as opposed to governments and large corporations.

I’ve been studying the efforts of Cody Wilson, the author of Come and Take It and the radical young man who is printing 3D guns and distributing the plans online which has everyone’s attention including President Trump. He started out as a liberal, very progressive person out of college and as he became a producer migrated into a more conservative personality, which is usually what happens to people who make things. When Karl Marx indicated that he wanted to put the means of production into the hands of the people, he wasn’t thinking of what that reality might look like, which is what the Maker Movement is. For the first time in all of human history the ability to build and make things is in the hands of the people and it doesn’t look the way that communists had envisioned. And people aren’t turning more liberal, they are turning more conservative because the act of making things tends to do that to people.

Donald Trump himself was a builder of buildings, a Maker in his own way so it only makes logical sense that he is the president of this particular time, and he gets what is going on. He became president because of the decentralization of information. If people had a choice twenty years ago when cable television was still new and the internet required a dial-up modem and an AOL pass to use a chat box Trump would have never had a chance. But the moment people had alternatives, a president like Trump emerged and won against the entire established system. It’s not that Trump did anything different, it’s just that more people had access to him and the voting process than ever before and it took that control away from traditional media, and they don’t like it.

Insurgents like John Brennan used the CIA to control entire nations through their state sponsored media and it works in communist countries in ways that satisfies central authority types. But this new Maker Movement is quite extraordinary and people aren’t going to go back to how it was before. My 5-year-old grandson won’t be reading USA Today in the future or The New York Times. Likely it will be some blog site or some version of that technology which publishes the news the way that the Maker Community wants it. News won’t come from some centralized source the way it has since the times of the printing press. And it is that which the major newspapers were mad at. Trump is just the byproduct of their own terminal existence. The reminder of how powerless they really are these days is in Trump’s constant popularity in spite of their efforts and even the audacity to take away the security clearance of one of their most trusted news sources is a sign of their modern ineffectiveness. The production of entertainment and news is no longer controlled by a few big companies. And the source for that news is no longer controlled literally by the CIA and the FBI. Its controlled by the consumer and that is a history changing notion that will have lasting implications in every action humans engage in, especially elections.

Rich Hoffman

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The Dream of Gus Hall: Why John Brennan lost his security clearance and was an insurgent within America

During a lie detector test taken during his CIA application process, John Brennan admitted that he voted for Gus Hall, the Communist USA presidential candidate. He justified that he was doing so to show his unhappiness with the system. Brennan was hired by the spy agency and during 25 years with the CIA his work included work as a Near East and South Asia analyst, as station chief in Saudi Arabia, and as director of the National Counterterrorism Center. After leaving government service in 2005, Brennan became CEO of The Analysis Corporation, a security consulting business, and served as chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance, an association of intelligence professionals. Brennan served in the White House as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security between 2009 and 2013. President Obama nominated Brennan as his next director of the CIA on January 7, 2013. The ACLU called for the Senate not to proceed with the appointment until they confirmed that “all of his conduct was within the law” at the CIA and White House. Brennan was approved by the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 5, 2013, to succeed David Petraeus as the Director of the CIA by a vote of 12 to 3. Once Donald Trump became president Brennan threw himself in front of the new White House and became an activist against the reconfigured Republican Party. After his work at many aspects of a phony investigation into the Trump administration and inflammatory interviews on television, Brennan had his security clearance revoked, as it should always have been.

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Meanwhile the FBI agent in charge of many of the investigations involving the phony hit on the Trump administration was terminated from the agency just a few days before for conduct unbecoming to the responsibilities that were given to the intelligence agency. Both Peter Strzok and CIA agent John Brennan had abused the power given to them under the protections of the American Constitution and acted in ways that obviously sought to undermine it. They both acted in treasonous ways and what happened to them is actually quite light. Strzok should have been fired two years ago, but if we are to be honest he was just doing some boot licking for the people at the top of American intelligence, James Comey, James Clapper and the old communist provocateur, John Brennan.

When Brennan announced that he had voted for a communist the alarm bells then should have stopped the hiring process into the CIA. After all, the CIA would shortly after that interview send Brennan to the very heart of communism in South Asia and the Near East working to supposedly advance American interests in those regions. But having such a weak mind to be disturbed by the system to actually vote for a communist in Gus Hall showed that the new CIA employee would be easily tempted by the communists in Asia rather than remain unaffected emotionally in the service of capitalism.

Obviously the Obama administration was not a capitalist loving enterprise functioning within the White House. Brennan had the president’s ear because the two obviously shared a view of America that was anti-imperialist as defined by that South Asian corridor from China down into Indonesia. Brennan moved up in the Obama White House eventually taking over the entire CIA which is an appalling thought that such a person could have access to so many records on all of us. That the master spy agency was being led by someone who actually found the things Gus Hall had said appealing.

There was no way to confuse what Gus Hall was all about, he was very open about it back then. Listening to his old interviews it sounds unmistakable to the modern platform of the Democratic Party. It could easily be concluded that all through Brennan’s years within the CIA that the advancement of communism may have actually have been their goal as a way to control those populations from a state perspective. Likely it was because John Brennan had voted for Gus Hall that he got the CIA job. It is surely why he was pulled back into government service once the Obama administration took control in 2009. He was a known anti-capitalist insurgent within the Beltway and Obama loved him so much that he put him in charge of the entire CIA.

Of course, the Obama administration over did it. Yes, the CIA and the FBI was spying on you and I and they were taking names of those who were causing trouble, and if Trump had not won the election in 2016 many of us would be in even more trouble today. Of course, John Brennan was working against us, and we knew it. That’s why many of us voted for Donald Trump, because it was either that or to take up arms against a government trying to destroy our capitalist system and to replace it with one that Gus Hall would have liked. We were well on our way to that eventual destruction on the night before November 7th 2016. Clapper, Brennan and Comey had done the back-door work of the Obama administration to ensure that Hillary Clinton could pick up the torch for Gus Hall and carry America over into that long desired communist state, and that we’d all become more like China. That was certainly the dream of John Brennan.

That dream died when Trump was elected sending all these intelligence agency heads sympathetic to the communism of Gus Hall scrambling. One by one they were starting to be fired and were losing their once lofty status as the top of the food chain. Brennan who had been one of the biggest villains against Trump due to his deep commitment to a communist world needed to lose his security clearance. After all, he had been using it to leak things to the press to attempt to undermine the Trump administration at every juncture. To be fair, the new President gave Brennan the benefit of the doubt and didn’t make any hasty moves. But Brennan continued to use any influence he had to attempt to destroy Donald Trump. Taken from his point of view, Donald Trump was everything John Brennan had committed his life against. Trump was an unapologetic capitalist who was taking the country back toward guilt free money-making and personal enjoyment as a sovereign country. Brennan and his insurgents dreamed with every thought they could manifest that America would essentially be swallowed up by China and the world would unite under communism. In his years at the CIA the foundations were put in place, a lifetime of work applied, and within a few months the whole thing was torn down.

From that point of view its easy to see why Brennan is angry at Trump. The trade war with China is the final nail in the coffin for Brennan’s CIA plans to unite America with China and to bring about the dream of Gus Hall. Corporations were to become property of the state and the central government would become the world’s CEOs. That was always the plan until Donald Trump was elected and shattered them. And thankfully Brennan is out of the government loop for good. He has lost his security clearance, corrupt FBI agents are being terminated, and the world of the communist sympathizers within our own country is falling apart. And for that we all have something to celebrate in America. Communism from within has been rooted out starting with John Brennan, and there will be many more to come.

Rich Hoffman

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The End of the Democratic Party is Near: After the elections of August 8th 2018, a “red wave” is coming

No matter how you slice it, the election of Troy Balderson to the 12 district House seat was a big deal. By looking at a map of the various counties, a few for which downtown Columbus is a big part of, it is obvious that liberals have contaminated the metropolitan area, but up in Delaware County, the truth is much easier to see. Republicans are more than happy to vote for Trump backed candidates and only a very small minority of densely packed liberals are what kept the Democrat Danny O’Connor at a neck and neck race throughout the August 7th 2018 election. There are two forces that were hoping for Balderson to lose even if publicly they were saying they supported him, the Kasich members of the divided GOP and the liberals from the political left who were hoping that the young Danny O’Connor would tweak out a win and send hope into the Democrats ahead of the November mid-terms. It was only the previous Sunday that John Kasich was on television essentially hoping for a Balderson defeat because Donald Trump came to Delaware County to help push the GOP candidate over the top. That 12th District used to be Kasich’s years ago and in television ads O’Connor made many comparisons to the Ohio governor that were accurate. That’s because Kasich is not a conservative, but only in name only. And even with his attempts to divide the GOP away from Trump, the President still lent his support to Balderson to stretch out a victory.

Most of the Ohio race was a show, a divided GOP, a desperate Democratic Party with no ideas and only Trump derangement syndrome to fuel their voter turnout, much of it was early voting that mysteriously seems to always favor Democrats. Is there tampering, probably, but in the end, Republicans showed up in the suburbs of Columbus to defend their turf in an August election and it put a victory on the map for Trump backed candidates going into November. It was a close race only because it was an August election. November will bring out more from the GOP while the same old losers who voted for O’Connor will show up to a diminished result. There is not going to be a “blue wave” of Democrats that are going to retake the House and Senate in Washington D.C.

Donald Trump remains the premier “get out the vote” energizer politician in the country and the Democrats have nobody like him. In spite of what Frank Luntz or any other GOP pollster thinks in the traditional way at looking at election result data, a one-point victory is a one-point victory, especially when that turnout for the Democrats is largely regulated to the inner cities. That is not a growing voting base. In the other counties that surrounded Columbus that made up the 12th District it is all red, just as much of the country is. Where are all these blue votes going to come from that people on the other side hope to see? They aren’t there.

John Kasich said a lot on his ABC ‘This Week’ interview by coming out immediately and talking about how GOP women he knew weren’t going to vote for Trump in the Tuesday election. He insisted that women thought that Trump was bad for the party and that the GOP was divided because of it. Well, he was and continues to be wrong. GOP women might tell the governor things to make him happy, but when they are pulling the lever in the election booth, it’s for Trump. It’s kind of like a husband asking his wife why she’s looking at another man, and she says something like, I thought I recognized him from somewhere. The woman says this so not to hurt her husband’s feelings because she’s really thinking about more horizontal ideas with that other man, because her husband is boring. GOP women love Donald Trump because he’s confident, disruptive, and powerful. He is the rebel with a cause, and the instinct to like Trump is pure biology and logic. Nobody wants to hurt John Kasich’s feelings because he has turned into a Democrat. Most women especially in public talk and sympathize with Democrats, so its easy for Kasich to mistake what they tell him. But in their heart they crave the rebel with a cause they can believe in, and they will show up 100% of the time to vote for the president’s picks.

Much of what has been said by Democrats and people who are Democrats but wear the name of Republican next to they’re name—like John Kasich have been simply evoking their hopeful utterances. Their opinions about Trump are out of jealousy, not factual information so their statements end up corrupted by desire instead of reality. The hope that a strong showing by O’Connor means that there is a “blue wave” coming is only the cries of an inferior team grasping at their last breath as a major political party. What is going to happen after November’s elections and the GOP holds the House and Senate? What will their storyline be then? Having nothing as a platform and not being able to outwork Donald Trump, what do the Democrats have to show dominance as a party about to take over Capital Hill? They have nothing but some dying networks like CNN, MSNBC and some old liberal newspapers. They have tech companies like Facebook, Google and YouTube that are now so desperate that they are taking down people like Alex Jones as a means to stall out the populist movement ahead of the elections. If they weren’t worried about the populist message, they wouldn’t be resorting to censorship. These are not the methods of a winning party. When the opposition starts cheating, and trying to manipulate the facts—when they try to arrest members of the President’s election team and his immediate family to scare him away from a re-election by using the tools of the Deep State to destroy all opposition it is because they know they can’t win a direct election fight.

If Democrats thought they could win in November they wouldn’t be attacking people and threatening violence as they are now. They are calling for violence and harassment of GOP members because they know they are losing and have nothing to offer as a political platform. All they have is the inner cities, they cannot make any political movement in the suburbs and the proof was in the results of a weak election turnout in an August election in Ohio. It was their best chance to take a seat, but they lost anyway and nothing about that shows strength for a “blue wave.” Rather, it is the opposite that they will be seeing. When people ask me what I think will happen in the November elections I think it will be the end of the Democratic Party, not a “blue wave.” I’ve been talking about this for a long time, that the Democrats as a party will come to an end. Well, I think this is how it will happen. Once these November elections happen and Republicans hold most of their seats, perhaps even gaining some, there will be nowhere to go and no hope to be obtained for the future. The Democrats will be finished as a party and their vast corruption cases that have been suppressed for years will suddenly overflow the news, because people know a loser when they see them and once the potential for power is lost, the boot lickers will sing, and the party will never survive. And that’s very easy to see at this point.

Rich Hoffman

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The Lying, Cheating, Wife and the man who just wanted to Buy New Shoes: Why Trump should shut down the entire Russian investigation

Anyone who has been married to a dysfunctional spouse understands why President Trump has every right to call for the end of the Mueller investigation. People in such relationships, which is nearly everyone at some point in a marriage must navigate the balance of powers that go on between spouses and when a weaker minded of the party feels they are losing leverage in the relationship ultimately go for the “you’re cheating on me bomb.” That’s where one spouse accuses the other of cheating when there is no evidence of it other than the fact that the other spouse doesn’t seem to enjoy their time with their married partner. There is of course no way to prove such an accusation, it’s an undefendable position that forces the other party into a defensive position by default and it completely sucks the life out of the relationship. Psychologists understand that such a tactic is purely manipulative and is the prime motivation of a destructive trend. And such is the case of the Democrats who have nothing to campaign against Donald Trump but a scandal they entirely made up by an investigator protecting the reputation of his friend James Comey, who was fired by the president for doing a bad job and leaking classified information to the press.

I wouldn’t say that I’m a Paul Manafort supporter. But if he’s going to be charged and run through the political torture chamber just for working with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, then Hillary Clinton should be subject to much, much worse. The only reason Paul Manafort is being scrutinized in a trial for which he may spend the rest of his life in jail is because he worked for a short time on Trump’s campaign and the message from the Deep State to everyone is that if anyone helps Trump in the next election, they may face the same trouble. This isn’t a trial about tax evasion, it’s about busting people close to President Trump and scaring away people in the future who may join his campaign. Trump’s legal team have every right to be upset, and Trump himself is completely justified in calling for an end to the entire Russian investigation. He knows he didn’t do anything wrong, yet he is being forced to defend himself from a negative which has an impact on what he wants to do from the Executive Branch.

The purpose of a spouse to use such an accusation is obviously to obtain leverage over the other person. So by accusing a spouse of cheating it implies not only the hurt of mistrust, but the additional burden of trying to overcome a very negative position. There is almost no good way to answer such a thing, which is why the question is asked to begin with. Cheating may or may not be going on, but that is not why the question was asked. If there is cheating going on there are deeper problems in the relationship that often spawn from a degrading effort on one of the married parties. But the question is usually all about obtaining emotional leverage over the other person so that the guilt whether or not the other party is guilty will have to react in a predictable way to prove their innocence, which is just another form of emotional control.

That is what the Mueller investigation has been attempting to do, and why the media has been complicit in facilitating the assumption of guilt from the outset. The effort was always about trying to control the President of the United States by forcing him into a defensive position. For instance, the pressure from the investigation, which was completely made up has essentially taken President Trump’s Attorney General out of the fight from the start. Trump does not have an AG like Obama had with Loretta Lynch or Eric Holder, he has someone who was forced to recuse himself from day one, which took away an important weapon from the president at the start of his administration. If the goal of the Democrats is obstruction, then of course they have won that fight by using this form of control to keep some weapons out of the President’s column. After all, that is exactly what the Robert Mueller investigation was all about from the start, to disrupt the President’s administration with chaos and a fragmented team. If the Mueller investigation were over it would reopen communication with Trump’s AG. But as it stands now, any communication with Jeff Sessions is viewed by the media as obstruction of justice so Trump can’t speak to him.

This is similar to a guy being accused of cheating on his wife but needing to go down to the store to buy new shoes for work the next day, but his wife doesn’t want him to buy them because she wants to buy new shoes and they can’t afford to do both. So the wife might accuse the husband of cheating to keep him home so that he won’t buy the shoes. By having the Mueller investigation always going on, it keeps Trump’s Department of Justice separated from him, which is the point. The accusations force a change in behavior within the Executive Branch and anything they do puts them into a position to only look guiltier. If the married guy tells his wife that he has to go buy shoes tonight because the ones he has now has holes in them and won’t make it another day, and he leaves, he risks his wife to make a bigger incident that just might be grounds for divorce. The man may buy his shoes but find out that the wife is filing for divorce and that she is taking the house and his kids. Being the man, likely the judge in the divorce will side with her and he’ll lose everything so he’s better off to stay home and not buy the shoes. Little does he know that the wife is not only buying shoes of her own but she’s meeting her new boyfriend across town and they are having illustrious sex and have created fake accounts on numerous dating websites so that they could flirt with each other undetected all the time. After all, that’s why she is ultimately accusing the husband of cheating because she is, and she needs to throw anybody off the trail by putting all the focus on him.

Anybody with a brain knows that Paul Manafort’s court case is a shakedown, and the entire Russian investigation is a hoax to cover the crimes that the Democrats and the FBI have actually committed, just like the poor husband who couldn’t buy new shoes because his cheating wife promised to divorce him if he even thought about leaving the house. Trump has been in the same situation—anything he might do such as firing Robert Mueller, sending a pardon to Paul Manafort or General Flynn, or even pushing Jeff Sessions to shut down everything so that the FBI and DOJ could resume normal activity under their proper boss in the Executive Branch would draw suspicion of obstruction of justice, as if “justice” were the mandate defined by the real criminals. And that is not how things are supposed to be. The entire Russian investigation and everything surrounding it is about trying to control Donald Trump. And that is just not acceptable. We didn’t vote for Trump to go through this. We voted Trump to get rid of all this. I would 100% support Trump if he fired the entire DOJ right now. I think it’s the only right thing to do, just like the man who wants only to buy some new shoes and stay in the same house with his kids should really divorce his lying, cheating wife.

Rich Hoffman

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The Best Article on Socialism that you will Ever Read: Trump will never experience a recesssion while he is president

When economists said that Trump was out of his mind to propose that the United States would ever have a GDP of over 3% again, they were speaking from the failed perspective of a socialist philosophy. Just because a majority of economists were all trained in the same places by the same socialist radicals it doesn’t mean that reality is shaped by a majority opinion that may want to promote socialism from the halls of academia, or network television. The same economists and promotional efforts to insist that they have intellectual knowledge worth listening to are the same as those who are putting the 28-year old girl Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on every media outlet that they can find hoping to promote democratic socialism before Donald Trump’s economy puts that fantasy out of reach forever. Donald Trump is a man from a real background in understanding how economies work. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just another young radical stuck on the Marxist theories she learned in her education, like a lot of kids. But here’s the reality, Trump’s economy will continue to boom, there will not be a recession on the horizon, there will not be a slowdown of growth. So long as government is kept from tampering with the economy human enterprise will unleash tremendous economic growth and that is the reality of the 2018 election, for which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn’t even elected yet. All she did was win a primary, but the media knowing that Trump’s economy is pulling ahead of their broadcasted fears are in a panic to put a young lady that they think is pretty in front of the cameras to promote their global intentions, and it’s not going to work.

I met the type of economists that have been declaring that Trump’s economy would fail or that even the good numbers of today are bound to have a major downturn while I was in college. I thought from day one that the economists in college were idiots. I had read several books on my own before getting to college so I had a reference point, but I also had a lot of real life experience. Prior to going to college, I did many fundraisers for the Boy Scouts of America, I worked for mobsters, I chauffeured celebrities, I was a repo man, a gunsmith, and a car salesman, a male model and I did all that before I was 19. So I had a lot of experience with money and commerce and at that time I started to read serious books on economic matters, so the ridiculous cycles that economists at the University of Cincinnati tried to teach were ridiculous. I knew it then, and I am even more sure of it now.

As a basic lesson of economic reality, I speak often about how much I enjoy the yearly Annie Oakley Western Showcase in Darke County, Ohio every year where we conduct bullwhip competitions for the public with the host Gery Deer. This example could apply to anything, but it speaks to the nature of human beings no matter what race, sex, or age—it is the way that humans are wired which obviously Karl Marx never understood. That’s why he died dirt poor and broke in London with just a few people attending his funeral. Because Karl Marx was an idiot, but the governments of the world thought that socialism and communism might be a good way to give themselves lots of power, they started promoting it, and whenever someone like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could be used as a spokesman, they have tried. But all those efforts will fail because of the basic realities of the human experience. In our bullwhip competitions there used to be cash prizes and big trophies. That brought competitors from all over the world to our event to try to win something that they could put on their mantle at home and be proud of. After all, we all practiced very hard to get good with bullwhips so winning a prize, and or money was a vindication of those efforts. Not that I’m bragging, but I won most of the time, and so did Gery Deer. A handful of us tended to always be in the top rankings so people who didn’t win would get angry. Since Gery was always organizing these events the losers of the competitions would call him a “money grubbing charlatan” because they accused him of hosting these events just to make money. Sound familiar?

So to silence the critics my friend Gery Deer took away the prize money and the trophies and made it so that we would just compete out of the goodness of our hearts for the fun of it. Well, guess what happened, over the next five years attendance dropped from both the spectators but also the competitors. Most of those professional bullwhip artists who practiced so hard just had no ambition to attend a competition just for the fun of it. If there wasn’t money or a trophy involved, they decided to stay home, save the plane fare and do something else. But I still came and so did a few other people. I enjoyed the event for what it was and I really didn’t care if I won a trophy or not. That is what makes me in all things I do in life one of the 1% to 5% who always do things for the right reasons. I would say Donald Trump is a similar personality. He plays golf for many of the reasons I do bullwhip work, because he just enjoys the endeavor, and he likes playing and competing whether or not there is a trophy involved, because of the spirit of doing the task. But when you take away the personal recognition for a lot of people, they just aren’t interested in doing something, and that is why socialism will never work, as it has never worked.

The reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez can’t tell anybody how her democratic socialism would be paid for, how socialism could give people free college educations, how there could be free healthcare, how we could have a $15-dollar minimum raise is because socialism ignores the values of a task performed. The work of doing something is what generates value, just as resistance can generate electricity in a generator as magnets pass over coils. But if the reward for work is not individualized then the desire to put forth effort is lost. If everyone is going to get $15 dollars an hour, or everyone is going to get a trophy, or nobody is going to get a trophy, then people will do only what they have to, and that means that all the ambition for work is lost to the participants. Socialism under any form assumes that people will work hard and be productive just out of the goodness of their hearts, and that isn’t how people are wired. Socialists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or some hippie college professors might think that humans should behave differently, but reality doesn’t indicate that such a thing will ever happen. Just as we took trophies and cash out of the Annie Oakley competitions the best whip artists in the world stopped coming and the sport itself has nearly gone extinct again. A few of us do the event still, but where we used to have 25 to 30 artists from as far away as Australia come to Ohio for the competitions, now there are only five or six a year. The same could be said about any professional endeavor from the medical industry to building cars. If you take away profit and a reward for achievement, you stop the economy. If you reward such things, then people will invent and work their asses off just for a little recognition—even if its minor in nature.

Trump clearly understands how economics works, better than most economists. The people who speak against him and his new economy want to ignore reality and assume that the socialism of Karl Marx might still happen if they could only plaster the young face of a girl voters might like on the front of it. But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just a kid. She’s a nice kid but she has a lot to learn and a lot of experience to gain. I was lucky to have had a lot of experience before I was 19, and it was easy for me to call bullshit on the professors I met in college. Now as a person with a lot of experience in many endeavors, I know the Trump economy is only going to increase. There will not be a recession during Trump’s years in office. The cause of recessions is government tampering and taking away incentives for excellence among a society’s participants. I am one of those people who will do the right thing whether or not there is money or a trophy involved, but I am also one of those 1% people. Karl Marx might have known people like me when he came up with his communism idea, but he didn’t apply it to reality. Most people, 99% of all people, will only do something if they get some opportunity at a personal reward, whether it’s a big wage increase, a new car, or an opportunity for sex. If those potentials are taken away, people stop trying and that is how recessions come about. If you open up the rewards, then there will never be a shortage of people who want a chance at those rewards. And that is what drives economies. More rewards, the bigger the economy. Less rewards the smaller the economy. And that is precisely why China is so worried, because as a communist country, they can only look like a global superpower so long as all other economies were artificially restricted, as the United States was. But under Trump and a new rewards system for innovation and effort, China doesn’t stand a chance.

Rich Hoffman
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The Great Game of Poker: Lucky for us, President Trump knows how to make other countries fold

I am not what I’d consider to be a gambler. I’ve never lost once cent in a casino and I don’t put any faith in “fate” to provide any financial enrichment. But I have of late had quite an obsession with the card game of poker, for a lot of reasons. I suppose you could say that I’m at a juncture in my life that is inevitably linked with the popular gambler’s game that originated out of New Orleans just prior to westward expansion and became the modified representation of American capitalism. Poker is essentially a game of playing the cards you are dealt and making the most of them while forcing those around you to do things to your advantage. Poker is not about the cards, it’s about controlling the people who are playing the game. The chips that are bet in poker are currency which often become representative of actual cash, so the emergence of the game in America is a unique attribute that I have found myself studying of late because it fits my present lifestyle. We all play poker to some degree or another. The game just represents a frame of reference for casual play. Some are better at the game than others and it is to my great relief that we finally have a president who knows how to play it to win it all, when all the chips are on the table—he knows how to play the cards.

If you are in business of any kind the game of poker is being played, you have to use whatever cards you have to manage value against the marketplace. You are either getting played by the system or you play the system, and that’s the reality of capitalism. The by-product is worth it, but the process can be brutal. Wimpy soft minded people obviously are drawn to socialism because they don’t have the heart for that kind of game and those were the types of critics that were angry at President Trump for invoking his trade tariffs against the world markets. Yet when it came time to go all in with Europe Trump did it without blinking and the European Union blinked, and now we are suddenly talking about working toward zero tariffs in our trade with Europe starting with pharmaceuticals, medical products and soybeans—as announced by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. This was enormous news and it shows that Trump knows what he’s doing in regard to trade.

I think if more people in America understood the great game of poker they’d understand why President Trump is poised to win all these trade wars. The economics of the situation declares that all trade between nations be free and open, which is what conservatives have always wanted. The tariffs as they have been established through other administrations has been to leverage favoritism toward China, the EU and many other oversea markets to give them a shot at global dominance. But only free trade can truly do that when the value of the product traded sets the competitive circumstances of the exchange. The game between nations really isn’t any different from the game of poker, the values and strategies are the same, and Trump knows how to play it. So it is quite a relief that we finally have an American president who knows how to not only play the game, but to win it.

The aim of these tariff negotiations is to achieve a tariff free world where products can flow globally without modified value trying to shift favoritism to one country or another. If the value of the product is good, then the country trading it will benefit, naturally. Just as in poker, the values on the chips are universal throughout the game. But a $10,000 chip from one player can’t become a $100,000 chip when it comes in possession of another player and that is essentially what is happening under the present tariff system. Trump has been essentially calling the bets from the other players who clearly don’t have a hand better than what the President has, and the entire game is being reset.

What I find interesting about any game that human beings invent I find that most of them were created to fulfill a psychological relationship that the players have with the world they are living in. Such as poker emerged to play with the basic concept of capitalism as inherited from the Europeans during the 13th century where kings, queens and jokers were part of that Dark Ages world. On the river boats of the Mississippi in 1840 through 1950 the old European game evolved to incorporate American ideas about private property and having the ability to generate value and to use that value to push competitors into situations that the winner of the game desires. The trading of values through betting one value against another is what poker is all about and it’s the backbone of American business.

Politicians play poker all the time, and while they know the rules of the game, they don’t seem to be able to connect the game to real life largely because as government employees they don’t have to work very hard to generate value in their lives. When they bet something, they didn’t have to work very hard to earn it, so they don’t apply much risk to the game. For them smoking cigars and sipping on mixed drinks and talking with friends is what the game of poker is. They really don’t care who wins or loses because they are not personally invested in any of the values represented in the chips. That is essentially why traditional politicians are not good at doing what America needs done on the world stage and why we’ve been getting played more than we’ve played. Our presidents just didn’t understand the game that was being played against them so we ended up with all these terrible tariffs that other countries had placed on us and we’ve been getting short-changed when all along we have had the best cards at the table.

It took someone like Trump to know how to play our good cards, which is why Jean-Claude Juncker from the European Union is now leveraging toward a no tariff system. China isn’t far behind this decision and to understand the why and how, reporters and political commentators really need to understand the game of poker. My obsession with it is in recognizing the patterns and history of the game and how it applies to current events. That’s the reason we have games like this so that we can use leisure activity to inform us of the truly important things in the world. But when it comes to a high stakes game, whether it is for millions of dollars in a casino or a big business deal with even more value at stake, or its international political negotiations that Trump is conducting, the efforts and motions are all the same. And knowing how to win those engagements is more important than just the fun of casual play. If you are going to play, you should always play to win, and it is such a relief to find that Donald Trump is finally an American president who gets it and knows how to play poker. When the European Union folded yesterday, China is right behind them. Trump knows he has the cards to win, it’s just a matter of time before China has to reveal that they’ve been bluffing and will have to fold as well. It’s really that simple.

Rich Hoffman

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