Dr. Manny Is the Cure

Tomorrow we vote for a few candidates.
One of the most watched races and most important is that of the Republican primary for Lamar Alexander’s Senate seat.

There have been a lot of negative ads about Dr. Manny Sethi, implying that he is not conservative. He is. In my opinion, he is just the kind of person we need in Washington – an outsider from the real world who isn’t beholden to special interests.

Bill Hagerty, on the other hand, has been in politics a long time. He was most recently ambassador to Japan. He has the backing of President Trump, which means if he loses the media will cackle and say Trump is losing his supporters.

It couldn’t be more untrue.

Trump was advised to back Bill Hagerty before Sethi was much of a factor. The usual group of pro RINO people probably told him Hagerty could win. However, Sethi is much more in line with Trump. He is also unlikely to buck him because of special interests (read China) or because his buddy Mitt Romney tells him to do. Hagerty has aligned himself with the Utah Senator.

I like the people Sethi runs with – Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mark Levin and other conservative stalwarts. That tells me a lot. How many times have we heard Republican candidates promise that they will adhere to our beliefs, then get to Washington and promptly betray us? Too many to count.

I like Sethi’s plain speaking as when he recently said, “…this guy Fauci, I’ve had about enough of this guy. And I think maybe it’s time for the president to take him into the board room and say, ‘you’re fired.'” Hagerty, on the other hand, has criticized Fauci, but not called for his removal. That’s the kind of limp wristed Republican response most of us hate.

The media did not like calls for Fauci’s dismissal, nor did they like Sethi’s support of hydroxychloroquine, which has become a symbol of their hatred for Trump.

Dr. Manny also criticized Big Tech for censoring views not in line with theirs and “who have Trump Derangement Syndrome.”

Hagerty appears to agree about Big Tech, but I can’t see him doing much about it.

If Hagerty loses tomorrow, the media will say it’s a loss for Trump. It won’t be. It will be a win.

Communism USA 45 Goals

You may have heard people reference a document purporting to list what Communists in the US needed to do to take over.
Beliefnet outlines them. Scary. They have done 15, 22, 27 and 40 particularly well.

Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35

January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

U. S. Congressional Seal[From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.
2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.
6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.
22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”
23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”
29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.
38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.
43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court

You may not find these 45 Communist Goals on the Web in it’s original form because in 1963 there were no digitized documents. You will find web sites that have copied them as I have. Call your local library and you can obtain an original copy there. Or ask your U. S. Congressional Member. They will be able to help you get a genuine copy of this Congressional Record of the 45 Communist Goals. ▬ Donna Calvin, The Word Warriorette

Sane Doctor Discusses Covid

Dirty Jobs star Mike Rowe is filming for his new show, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” A woman asked him why he was doing it in light of Covid 19 and did he feel he was spreading it by going about his business.

He explained why he’s doing it by referring to this doctor who appeared on the Joe Rogan YouTube show on March 10. It is an eye opening interview. As Rowe says, in hind sight, Dr. Michael Osterholm has been spot on concerning his predictions.

It’s worth a look:

A Nation of Rolfs

The other night, a post popped up on Nextdoor talking about a house down the street. Of course, it got my immediate attention.

Apparently the home owner was having some people over. Although I did not see a lot of activity nor cars up and down the street, someone was concerned enough to ask “Are house parties against the ordinance?”

The first reply was, “Hell yes! Unless it’s one family living under the same roof!” He then gave the number to call the police. Others said that it applied to gatherings of 50 people, but still urged calling the police. “Some people still just have not been affected personally by this virus!” was another reply. The neighbor eventually did call the police but didn’t say what happened.

I don’t know the circumstances of the party. Perhaps it was mostly family members. Perhaps it was people who had been tested and shown to be negative. Perhaps it wasn’t. Since we really haven’t gotten a handle on this virus, who can say with certainty that people should not gather?

I know we have become a nation of Karens, but seriously? Wikipedia says the consensus on “Karen” is “a pejorative term used in the United States and other English-speaking countries for a woman perceived as entitled or demanding beyond the scope of what is appropriate or necessary. A common stereotype is that of a white woman who uses her privilege to demand her own way at the expense of others.”

Of in other words, a busybody social justice warrior intent on screeching and complaining. There are a lot of them out there these days.

Yet, this neighborhood person had moved beyond just complaining, becoming what I call a “Rolf.”

Remember Rolf from the Sound of Music? He’s the young boy who danced with Liesel in the covered gazebo.

He seemed nice enough until it came to the Von Trapps escape.

He had become a Nazi youth. He confronted the Baron as he attempted to run. Rolf’s propaganda training overrode his sense of decency and he blew his whistle to alert the Nazis that the family was leaving.

In the past few years we have jumped from SJWs to Rolfs who blow the whistle on anyone they don’t like. Young and old Leftists have been encouraged to snitch on anyone who falls outside Democrat/Progressive ideology. It’s scary to watch.

Freedom of speech has eroded to such a degree that 80% of Republicans are afraid to express their views, even among family members.

If Biden and the Democrats get elected, that will jump to 98% of Republicans. It will take a generation to grow out of this mindset and get rid of the Rolfs and Karens.

If we do.

Left in Their Own World

A person calling himself “St. Floyd” on Americanthinker blog had a great summation of Democrat/Progressive/Leftist/SJWs:

The left seems to be in a perpetual fight with reality. Six months ago they were fighting the weather now they fight germs. As activists they desperately need a cause to get behind, attempting to fill a void left by a lack of spirituality or knowledge of God. In their omnipotence they seek to guide the rest of us to utopia.

Under the guise of caring for others they cannibalize their fellow man and smother us into submission with a nanny state. A photo op for social media is the currency they trade in. Marketing themselves as worthy global citizens to partake in the grand utopia to be foisted upon us for our own good of course. This is psychopathy and any person in such a mental state cannot be reasoned with.

Hagerty or Manny for Senate?

Tennesseans don’t want to be stuck with a Senator like Mitt Romney. We’ve had some Republicans in the past who have let us down when it comes to conservative values.

With a Senate seat up for grabs in November and early voting underway we want to make sure we get a good conservative to help President Trump.

There are many candidates on the list, but it boils down to Dr. Manny Sethi or Bill Hagerty.
I received this email concerning them from Dr. Lee Douglas:

Patriots,

Our recent discussion was more on Hagerty than Sethi and as mentioned, I received an “October Surprise” on Dr. Sethi which is in an ad playing prominently on the radio. In a nutshell the charges are:

1. Sethi, in med school, never registered as a Republican—True–Did he register as a Democrat? No. Who cares?

2. Sethi was a Trustee for Mass. Med Society, (MMS), who endorsed Obamacare—In Boston, would anyone think the MMS was unlike the AMA—one of America’s most liberal organizations? Think Ted Kennedy, Elizabeth Warren when you think Boston.

3. In Sethi’s book, he complimented the “Canadian, European and French” Healthcare System. This is truly very sloppy. The link is only about France and is about a satisfaction level of the French patients and the French dual (Private vs Public) Provider services. French delivery of medicine was ranked by its citizens along with that ever-corrupt WHO as number 1. The final statement of this excerpt highlights the benefit of competition. It’s says that Sethi favors a Bernie Sanders system. This is inaccurate. Just not true.

4. Sethi was a Finalist for the Prestigious ‘Class of White House Fellows’, an honor even if Woodrow Wilson had been president. Was it an application to work for Obama? No, it was an effort to be among exceptional persons in the highest government circles.

5. Sethi donated to a Democrat. Yes, he really did. In his twenties, he gave $50 to a Democrat. Guilty. Also Sethi (foolishly, I believe) gave $100 to a state legislature who supported abortion. As with Hagerty, it goes to Sethi’s judgment.

6. Sethi co-authored in 2014 a paper “favoring Romneycare”. Before thoroughly reading this paper, I accepted the premise of its title but now realize these charges are fully bogus and a distortion of what his paper was. It WAS NO ENDORSEMENT. Romneycare began four years (2006) prior to Obamacare (2010) The claim is that Sethi’s paper affirmed Romneycare conflated with the MMS possible support of Obamacare. THIS IS FALSE. His paper was written in 2014, had seventeen paragraphs and was wholly a description of the mechanics of an Insurance Exchange as part of Obamacare. It closes with the postulation: “but if it is carefully designed, it can facilitate and monitor the movement of the system toward achievement of many national healthcare reform goals.” Also the paper’s eleventh chapter, speaking of other Insurance Exchanges says: “In Texas,…within 6 years, however, the exchange had failed… Exchanges in Florida, California, and North Carolina have all had a similar fate.” Does that sound to you like an endorsement of Romneycare or Obamacare? Final point on this paper favoring Romneycare…whoever put together this exposé on Sethi failed to notice that Sethi co-authored this paper with pre-eminent Republican, former Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist.

Whoever is Team Hagerty, they did sloppy work in both the details of the research as well as their conclusions or implications. This effort does not speak well of Bill Hagerty if he had any association with these goof balls. I’d be equally critical if any Sethi people put out something like this. I’m all about a good fight but the cost to re-shape the meaning of something from decades ago is too high…a price any Democrat is willing to pay but we mustn’t.

Regarding time and regarding judgment. As I’ve reminded you, at 26 my first ever presidential vote was for Jimmy Carter. I’ve had enough time to form my own opinions and none of you would ever imagine me being so foolish again. My apprehension in this election is the fear of again electing another self-described conservative like Corker or Alexander. Sethi, donating to an abortion-minded Democrat when he’s only 28, while still with unformed ideas about principles and values is different than being in your fifties, as Bill was, and signing on to support Jeb Bush. To me, Rubio is more understandable for Bill to have supported but as much as some of my friends will like him, I wonder if they don’t have a hidden fear that Bill’s attractiveness to people like Bush, Haslam, et al., isn’t a harbinger of a non-specific mindset. You are my closer friends, most of us could never have been a band of brothers with Haslam or Bush, there are too many philosophical policy differences upon which you and I could never have compromised. It’s those principles, the values, and the need inside of us to satisfy that hunger with justice that makes us different and who we are. If you don’t know who to support, pray. Scriptures say that, “You have not because you ask not”. Ask.

Our friend, David Fowler has a recorded interview of Manny Seth here if you care to see it.

Sethi’s response to these claims is here:

I’ll be honest and direct with you.

This is a desperate attack by Bill Hagerty. He is losing and resorting to attacking with misleading attacks. I have always opposed socialized medicine, and my time as a Harvard medical student and part of a medical society doesn’t change that. I applied for a non-partisan position with the White House, unlike Bill Hagerty, who actually worked for President Obama and Bill Clinton.

I have never bankrolled Democrats. The truth is, a decade ago, I gave $50 to a friend of a friend without knowing who it was. I never would have done that, except for being an overtired medical student. Bill Hagerty and his team went negative over a $50 donation, all the while he donated $1000 to Al Gore when he was running against Bush.

I was proud to support Donald Trump in 2016 in the primaries, While Bill Hagerty and his wife were both on the March 2016 Presidential Primary as Jeb Bush delegates and donated a big check to Marco Rubio when Jeb got out of the race. I actually supported Donald Trump from the beginning. I even gave $10,000 to his campaign via victory funding in May of 2016 in support of President Trump

Those in both camps, you have a duty to ask the tough questions before the election. Sit Bill or Sethi down and ask if he sees any future to grant immigration amnesty or to make DACA permanent law. Is he willing to refuse to go along with increasing the national debt or which bills is he willing to sacrifice to surrender this serious issue? As the Maury County Tea Party did with Scott DesJarlais (who has become a very reliable conservative), is there a core of you to whom he will answer or do you intend to let your candidate go free range, doing whatever he believes is best? Ask him if he favors repealing the 17th amendment. I especially favor legislation defining the 14th amendment as it was written (which some unknown bureaucrat changed in the 70s.) You have a duty to the rest of us. Please be bold.

Lee

Buycott Is Working

Yesterday I was grocery shopping at a Kroger in town. I was curious to see if there were many Goya products on the shelves.

If you recall, the Goya CEO was at the White House last week participating in a business leader discussion with President Trump. He had nice things to say about Trump. That set the Left off in howls. After all, minorities belong to them and the idea that a Latino could support him outraged them, especially AOC. She immediately tweeted that the company should be boycotted.

Social Justice Warriors soon got on the band wagon. There is nothing they love more than to pick a target, go after it and feel good about themselves.

However, a backlash brewed. Others insisted it was time to go out and buy Goya foods in support of them.

It appears to be working. I see reports from all over the country that shelves of Goya products are sold out.

So when I went to Kroger, I wondered what I would find. This was a very large Kroger in suburbia, so I wasn’t sure if residents there would care enough to do similarly.

Evidently they do. All canned goods by Goya except coconut water were sold out. There were a few bags of dried beans, so that was what I bought.

So often our side is made to feel that we are alone in support of the president or that we are alone in our conservative views. The silent majority doesn’t get any publicity.

Yet people were quietly supporting our side.

Many will lament about the polls and feel that we are doomed. That’s exactly what they want us to think. The mayor of Atlanta comes out and says Georgia will go blue this year and many of us swallow hard and believe it. She has no particular political insight otherwise Stacy Abrams would be Georgia’s governor. Notice that when it comes to facts, the Left ignores them. Why? They are not favorable to them.

I like what Lee Smith tweeted. Part concerns the presidential election, but he is spot on. He said, “No, push forward. Their line is weak. Their argument is what—protecting American jobs from Chinese Communist Party is … racist? And they use a confused kid like Colin Kaepernick to rationalize undermining all Americans? Push on them, they’re weak. They’re all profit, no soul.”