Quick, Call Dave Ramsey!

Most people have heard of Dave Ramsey and his financial advice. He wants people to be free of debt. He has a radio show and started his Financial Peace University to aid in this endeavor.

People call in with worries about their debt and he advises them to pare down their lifestyle to get rid of student loan debt, credit card debt, etc.

It appears that Democrat wunderkind Stacey Abrams needs his help. Desperately.

Abrams is the pick the Democrats made to counter the SOTU address. She’s also a writer of trashy romance novels – the kind filled with heaving bosoms and readily undone zippers – as well as being the poor sport loser in the Georgia governor’s race.

Turns out she could use a little of the Ramsey advice. According to the Daily Caller, “Abrams owes back taxes amounting to $40,201 for 2015 and $13,851 for 2016. She owes $96,512 in student loan debt and another $77,522 in credit card debt spread over nine different accounts. In total, she is about $228,000 in the red. This number is actually higher if you count her $178,500 in real estate debt and her $4,434 car loan.”
Her first job after college paid her $95,000, so she wasn’t denied a good paying job.

American Thinker adds, “What is even more interesting was that Abrams had been generously compensated by Third Sector Development, which she founded and headed, as well as another get-out-the-minority-vote non-profit, also an Abrams creation, the Voter Access Institute, to the tune of almost a half-million dollars in a three-year period. That hefty salary was funded out of $12.5 million in donations from sources Abrams refuses to reveal, a quite unusual stance for non-profits to take when their operations are aboveboard.”

And she wasn’t even successful. The Daily Caller finds, “The non-profits accomplished little in reaching their implicit goals, despite the large amount of money involved. The Georgia Democratic Party only received 3 percent more votes in the 2014 gubernatorial election than in 2010. Black voter turnout actually declined by more than two percentage points.”

This didn’t even help:

But isn’t that today’s Democrat party? Hypocrites, thugs, liars and cheaters.

Shelby GOP Reorganizes

Although I did not attend the caucuses yesterday, I spotted this good rundown of what happened at the Daily Memphian.

Bill Dries is a decent reporter and here is his article for those who do not get the Daily M.

One caveat, however. He said the Shelby GOP lost all the races in the August election. Republican Mick Wright actually won the District 3 County Commission seat.

The only contender to become the new chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party says the party needs to have candidates for local office that are more representative and extend the local brand of conservatism beyond the suburban Republican base.

Chris Tutor, an attorney at the Butler-Snow law firm, is, so far, the only person seeking the chairmanship of the local party in advance of the Feb. 28 party convention at Arlington High School.

The conventions to choose the leaders of the local Republican and Democratic parties are held every two years.

“I want to be careful about how I say this,” Tutor told The Daily Memphian at the end of local party caucuses Sunday that determined who the delegates will be to the convention.

“I think in the past we have had candidates that maybe aren’t as representative as we would like,” he said. “I am insistent upon and dedicated to going into the African-American community, going into the Hispanic community, recruiting people from these communities who share our values – who are people of integrity who care about the common good and are going to join us.”

The turnout of about 150 at the once-every-two-year caucuses was less than in 2016, possibly a reflection of the disastrous 2018 political year local Republicans had – losing all 10 countywide offices on the August ballot to Democrats.

It also may have reflected the University of Memphis Tigers’ basketball game underway Sunday afternoon at FedExForum at about the same time.

While county offices went blue – or Democratic – last year, Tennessee remained a solidly red – or Republican – state in the November midterm races for governor and U.S. Senate.

“We’re outnumbered at best 60 percent to 40 percent,” outgoing local Republican Party chairman Lee Mills said, referring to the Shelby County Democratic partisan political majority. “As we move forward, what we have to do is engage people in the suburbs who generally don’t vote a lot.”

He points to low turnouts in municipal elections in the six suburban towns and cities in Shelby County outside Memphis, below 20 percent in some cases.

“We have to work as a party to get the other 85 percent interested in Republican politics,” Mills said. “Ninety percent of those people in the suburbs are Republicans.”

Mills is not seeking another one-year term as party chairman. He became interim chairman in 2016 following the resignation of Mary Wagner to take an appointment to the Circuit Court bench from then-Gov. Bill Haslam.

“It’s time for a break,” Mills said. “There’s a lot of time involved in this. It’s time-consuming. It’s hard on your family, and three and a half years is enough.”

Mills will remain on the state party’s executive committee.

Tutor wants to see the local party do what some Republican contenders have been doing individually – reach beyond the suburbs in search of conservative voters in the heart of the Democratic majority within Memphis. It mirrors what some local Democrats have attempted to do in recent years in the heavily Republican suburbs with both organizations and candidates.

“I’m a true believer. I think our vision for human-flourishing political conservatism works yesterday – it works today. It works tomorrow,” Tutor said. “It works for white people in Germantown just like it works for black people in Whitehaven. It works for urban Memphis. It works for suburban Shelby County. It works across the board.”

Mills expressed the same sentiments and goals early in his tenure as party chairman.

The only overtly partisan election in Shelby County this year is the special March election for the vacancy in state Senate District 32 between Republican nominee Paul Rose and Democratic nominee Eric Coleman.

The regularly scheduled 2019 elections in Shelby County are the Arlington municipal elections in September and Memphis elections in October with any city council runoff elections in November. All are nonpartisan contests.

The two local parties, through their executive and steering committees, could make endorsements in the races.

Otherwise, 2019 is a rebuilding effort for the Shelby County Republican Party.

“We are going to find diverse representatives who again share the Republican vision, who are center right, common sense conservatives who are good people, who care about their neighbors and who care about the common good,” Tutor said. “We are going to find those people. We are going to bring them in and we are going to put them in the leadership and we’re going to run them.”

Mills warned of a blue wave in Shelby County well in advance of the 2018 county primaries, pointing to the Democratic base in Shelby County – the largest in any single county in the state – just as the Republican base in Shelby County is the largest in any single county in the state.

“A majority of the money spent by (unsuccessful U.S. Senate Democratic nominee) Phil Bredesen and that group was all in Shelby County,” he said. “Those people were energized and they spent a lot of money to get the vote out in Shelby County Did we do a great job with it? We did the best job we could. We spent over $100,000 to get out the vote. We’ve never spent that much money. In the end it didn’t help us.”

The difference amounted to a much bigger potential Democratic base in Shelby County that was energized in its reaction to the first two years of President Donald Trump.

“Right now, what’s the reason to vote? The schools in the suburbs are good. The taxes in the state are low – as in zero. The national economy is going well,” Mills said. “When Republicans are satisfied and Democrats are energized – anti-Trump – they turn out in droves and we stay home.”

Tutor said that doesn’t mean refuting Trump for Republicans.

“We support and are thankful that President Trump is president,” he said. “That doesn’t mean everybody in the party always agrees with what he does or what he says. We want to focus on local issues. We want to focus on Shelby County and Memphis.”

The Shelby County Democratic Party begins its local party convention process in March, with current party chairman Corey Strong expected to seek another term. Strong emerged in a 2017 reorganization of the local Democratic Party after the state party abolished its old structure.

Dem ‘Dark Money’ Won 2018

The very money the Democrats decry won them the 2018 midterms in the House of Representatives.
Well, that and some well planned cheating.
This article from the American Thinker lays it all out:

The Center for Responsive Politics that tracks political spending revealed that Democrats outspent Republicans by $526 million in the 2018 midterms.

The final U.S. Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure reports revealed that $5.725 billion was spent by both major parties in 2018 midterms, substantially exceeding the $5.2 billion CRP preliminary estimates released in October. The Democrats gained a 22 percent advantage by spending $2.926 billion versus just $2.400 billion by the GOP.

Democrats outspent Republicans in 2018 for both houses of Congress, but the disparity was widest for House of Representative candidates, where the Democrats’ $932 million in spending was 50% more than the $632 million spent by Republicans. The $300 million more in spending helped Democrats gain 8.6% more votes to gain majority control of the House of Representative with a net 41-seat gain.

Democrats also outspent Republicans on Senate candidates by $600 million to $430 million, a 40% advantage. But Republicans gained a net two Senate seats to strengthen their majority control. Most analysts credit President Trump’s barnstorming America with 39 stadium-size campaign rallies in support of Republican candidates for the shocking election-day outperformance.

The campaign spending by party committees and declared partisan outside groups was similar with $1.279 billion by Democrats, compared to $1.247 billion by the GOP. But undisclosed so-called “dark money” spending of $81 million by liberal groups swamped the $43 million by conservative groups.

The mainstream media tend to argue that Democrats and liberals, as the advocates for social justice, are forced to collect more small contributions from the poor to be competitive with their “fat-cat” Republican opponents. But it was Democrats that enormously benefited from the 2014 McCutcheon v. FEC Supreme Court decision that removed the aggregate contribution limits for individuals during any two-year period.

But Williams College political science professor Darrel Paul commented after analyzing the richest 15% of congressional districts that “the big story of the 2018 election is the swing of the rich toward the Democrats.”

Of the top six individual political donors in 2018, four gave $218 million to Democrats and liberals, compared two that gave $168 million to Republicans and conservatives. Democrat candidates also pocketed $110.5 million more from contributors who gave between $2,700 and $9,999; $120.9 million more from contributors between $10,000 and $99,999; and $9 million more from contributors giving $100,000 or more.

The Democrats fundraising strategy of running 515 women candidates compared to 188 Republican women was wildly successful, with Democrats raising $383 million from women donors versus Republicans raising only $131 million from women.

The fat cats are predominantly allied with the Democrats. They will keep the uber rich purring, while undermining the ability for the middle class to get ahead. Thank God for Trump’s veto power.

Trump Triumphs Again

Once again, the brilliance of President Trump shined through in his State of the Union address.

Yes, he had excellent points about the issues he addressed. But it was the strategy of – once again – exposing his enemies for who they are that is insanely genius.

One look at the faces of Democrats showed how wildly successful he was last night.

The clever speech caused the uniformed Dem women in white to jump to their feet when he touted more jobs for women. They reveled in cheering themselves. Seldom do you see such a display of narcissistic self congratulations.

They stood up for themselves, but along with the other Democrats did not stand for major American values. They did not cheer freedom, job creation or lowering black unemployment. That said volumes about their motives.

When Trump mentioned the danger of infanticide, they did not support him. They were glum. When he vowed America would never be a socialist country, they were glum.

Take a look at their faces:

Chuck Schumer wore a smirk throughout.

So did Nancy Pelosi. And she gave a sarcastic clap.

The Left’s darling, AOC, frowned.

Bernie Sanders did not appreciate the hit on his socialism.

Other presidential aspirants like Kamala Harris, Corey Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand wore scowls throughout as well. Perhaps there had been too much vinegar in their salad dressing?

One person I didn’t see – thankfully – was Rep. Steve Cohen. Usually he makes sure he gets plenty of camera time. It’s surprising considering Memphis was represented twice in the president’s speech. First there was Alice Johnson whose sentence was commuted by Trump and then with the mention of St. Jude.

Was Cohen suffering from sour stomach?

The soul of the Democrat party was on view last night.

It was not a pretty picture.

Sore Loser Stacey

I watched the Democrat response to the State of the Union address, although I find these infuriating.

I wasn’t disappointed.

Bitter Stacey Abrams, the failed gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, spoke for about ten minutes. She looked like a preacher in her big red dress with a choir of supporters on bleachers behind her. Abrams, indeed, was talking to the choir – her own party.

Her speech was one big virtue signal. She talked about how great her Dad was in giving his coat to others and in his life of kindness. Perhaps he should be running instead of her. It was standard Democrat sob story stuff.

Abrams touched on her failed election, saying that she wants election integrity. However, she also is OK with giving illegals a vote. That doesn’t square.

Her other point was to criticize Trump for the shutdown. Analysis has shown that the shutdown did no damage to the economy or to our job situations.

For those who stayed to watch Abrams, they probably remained unswayed. Democrats love her for being a Democrat, but she was quite a comedown from the terrific speech by the president.

Who Knew? Gannett Allows Pro Trump Article

This ran in The Tennessean, a Gannett owned newspaper, on Jan. 30. It is by Ryan Moore, described as a writer, social media strategist and songwriter.

Evidently his pro Trump stance started a firestorm.

I was formerly a liberal my whole life, but my views changed over time and now I’m a Republican and ardent supporter of President Trump.

I have been wearing a Make America Great Again aka MAGA hat almost everywhere I go for approximately the last year.

In person I have received only positive feedback other than a few dirty looks and under-the-breath mutters.

Social media is a whole different story. Somehow, on social media, people feel emboldened to say things they would never have the courage to say to my face and many people hide behind fake/anonymous names and photos.
I receive death threats and racist comments
Ryan Moore with his MAGA hat and dog

Ryan Moore with his MAGA hat and dog (Photo: Submitted)

On Instagram I have a little blue check mark by my name so my comments usually seem to get more attention.

Many people have wished me dead, made threats and often call me racist simply because I support the wall and the President of the United States.

My great-grandparents legally immigrated to America as children. I am completely in favor of legal immigration but I am totally against illegal immigration (it’s illegal you know).

The color of a person’s skin has absolutely nothing to do with immigration or the wall.

Commentary: Covington school kids intimidated Native Americans. Who taught them that?

Plazas: Why the racist meme about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a teachable moment

It is the Democrats who are obsessed with “people of color” and gender. Republicans look at people for who they are not for their gender or skin color.

Never have I made a hateful or racist comment toward anyone, but, almost daily, I get hateful and racist comments directed at me on Instagram and Twitter.

People say, “You white,” coupled with a variety of hateful expletives or personal insults.

It’s okay for them to disagree with my political views, but it’s not okay for them to despise and attack me for the color of my skin. I believe in being respectful to everyone whether I agree or disagree with their politics and opinions.

And skin color and gender have nothing to do with my political opinions, yet nearly every day someone replies to one of my comments: “Oh, of course that comment was made by a white man.”
MAGA hats are the symbol of putting America first

White men are the most hated and discriminated against group of people in the United States now. If you don’t believe that, you simply aren’t paying attention or looking at it objectively.

I’m very proud to wear my MAGA hat. All of the official MAGA hats are made in the USA. The hat is a symbol of wanting to put America first and wanting products to be made in America and wanting them to be made by Americans.

Buy American, hire American. It’s about putting the interests of the United States and all its people ahead of the interests of other nations.

How absurd would it be to put the interests of other nations ahead of our own? The phrase “Make America Great Again” and the MAGA hat have absolutely nothing to do with race or gender.

The “Again” does not mean anyone wants to go back to a time before all races and both sexes had full equality. It is simply the fact that there are some things in America’s past that are better than they are now and of course there are other things that are better in present day America.

I truly would like everyone to be civil and respectful to one another, but I must admit in one way I get a kick out of the hate I get from liberals by wearing my MAGA hat – it shows either they misunderstand or they’re just closed-minded, hateful and intolerant.

Now see how he gets attacked for civility.

Loser Media Reporter Has Advice for Shelby GOP

Would you take advice from someone who hates you and wishes you complete failure and obliteration?

Didn’t think so, but that is what Ryan Poe expects Republicans to do. He writes the 9:01 which “is a coffee-fueled weekday column on all things Memphis” for online readers of the CA. In the January 28 episode he gives the Shelby GOP advice on how to win in the future. We all know the media always has Republicans in their best interest, right?

And wouldn’t you take advice from an employee of a company that is failing badly, both here and across the country? Gannett just days ago laid off people nationwide, as did many other media outlets. Obviously, their failed model should inspire us to do what they advise. This also comes from someone, who, if he was that perceptive, would recognize it’s time to get off the sinking USS Commercial Appeal.

Last year, Democrats embarrassed the Republican Party of Shelby County by winning every countywide office, reversing their own embarrassing showing eight years before.

The sting of those losses are still fresh as local Republicans prepare to choose a new slate of party officers — including a new chairman — during their regular, bi-annual reorganization in a county-wide convention at 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at Arlington High.

Chairman Lee Mills confirmed this morning that he won’t seek reelection. Party vice-treasurer Chris Tutor, an attorney specializing in corporate and real estate law, is the only candidate who has publicly announced plans to seek the party’s top seat.

The convention gives Republicans an opportunity to take stock of why they lost so badly in 2018 — and how they can bounce back in 2020. First, here are the GOP’s hurdles:

Party polarization. President Donald Trump is one of the most polarizing presidents in recent U.S. history, according to Pew Research Center. And more polarization means less crossover. If you have less crossover, then in a Democratic county like Shelby — where 61 percent of county voters picked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016 — Democrats will generally win.
Choice of candidates. Democrats fielded a slate of likable, diverse candidates in 2018. The result? What became known as a “Pink wave” and “Black Girl Magic.” Women won six of 10 countywide elections, and four of those women were black.
Communication, organization and vision. After years of squabbles and too few results, the Shelby County Democratic Party was forcibly disbanded in 2016. In contrast, the Republicans seemed to have their act together, as evidenced by the past two countywide elections. But in retrospect, the reorganization of the SCDP came at exactly the right time. While the streamlined SCDP presented a unified front and worked toward common goals last year, Republican officials privately complained about a lack of communication, organization and vision from party leaders. One example of that breakdown was how close Republicans came to choosing Keith Alexander — who had ties to white nationalists and had said inflammatory things about Martin Luther King Jr. and black ministers “preying” on women — as their nominee in the assessor’s race.

So, how do Republicans make 2020 competitive? They need to present a unifying vision, proffer a slate of candidates with diverse races and backgrounds and refresh old power structures.

They also need a message that energizes their base yet still attracts new voters, and especially younger voters. Outgoing chairman Mills said he’s tried to do that by reinvigorating schools clubs, but says there’s still more to do there.

“It’s going to be hard, no doubt about it,” Mills said of winning elections. “Because young people have more going on than going to vote. But it’s important, and you have to make them know how important that is.”

As for Republicans’ chances in the next county mayor’s race in 2022, Mills said he’s optimistic that the administration of Democratic Mayor Lee Harris will give Republicans reasons to turn out. We’ll see. But waiting for your opponent to make a misstep isn’t a reliable winning strategy. If Republicans want a chance at winning, they need a vision that brings Memphis and Shelby County together around meaningful solutions.

First, it’s easy to blame Donald Trump. He’s everyone’s favorite boogeyman. You think Hillary Clinton wasn’t polarizing? Last time I checked, she didn’t occupy 1600 Pennsylvania.

If Trump did cause any problems, it’s because life is so much better now than it was during the Obama oppression, that people didn’t feel the need to go out and vote in a county election. I guess Poe is telling us it’s futile to run any Republican ever in Shelby County because the demographics are against us. I’m sure he’d like that.

As to “likable, diverse candidates,” they were not very diverse at all. Mostly black, few whites. I hardly found Tami Sawyer likable, but with a press behind her hiding all the negatives about her and fawning over Lee Harris as if he were some super human nice guy, the Dems didn’t have to do anything. The media gladly glosses over any improprieties they do. They supply us with hagiographies of St. Lee and St. Jim. No one on the Republican side ever catches a break, as David Lenoir found out in a Sunday front page story outlining his personal woes.

I really don’t think the Dems are that better organized, except when it comes to publicity and media. Again, any time they squawk about things like voter disenfranchisement that didn’t happen (the uproar over an early voting location that was totally fabricated), the media gives them a megaphone.

When it comes to a single shout of “racist” everyone comes running to virtue signal. One day, that will no longer work.

As for the future, Poe says, “waiting for your opponent to make a misstep isn’t a reliable winning strategy.” Interesting, considering that is exactly what the Dems in Washington do all the time.

Frankly, I think the Shelby GOP should set up an opposition research committee to study every move made by current office holders and potential candidates. Outrageous comments and actions could be sent out via email to every GOP member (including names from the state and national committees) plus hammering local media with them.
Then there’s fraud. Never discount it happening in a Democrat county. Alarms ring out when the polls are closed, results come in and then there’s a pause. Usually that’s when a Republican is ahead. We had unexplained two hour pauses in August and other times. What else would a thinking person infer but fraudulent forces are at work?

If the Republican party is as hapless and loser as Poe says, why did Tennessee turn even deeper red in November? Why did their perfect candidate, Phil Bredesen, lose so badly to Marsha Blackburn? Attention Poe: we’re not dead yet.

I agree that we can use some energy and revitalization in the local party. It’s part of a political cycle. Other ideas I have will be shared soon.

For now, I would hesitate to embrace highly prejudiced concepts produced by a failing biased company. It may be out of business way before any Republicans are.

Yes, They Hate You

Kurt Schlichter at Townhall brings the truth down on us. He asks, “What will it take to make you understand and accept that they hate you?”

You need to die because of your smile.

That’s the position of our enemies, and we know it because they told us – openly, proudly, in the garbage public forum that is Twitter and elsewhere. Oh, they backtracked a little when the extent of their killing fantasies got exposed, scampering like their insect analogy, the roach, when someone flips on the kitchen light. But that kid in DC with the Frigidaireborne reefer ranger banging that drum in his baffled mug? They wanted that kid to die for having a Wrong Smile.

Cue the excuse chorus: “That’s nonsense! We just wanted to pummel that kid and then destroy him, his family and and all his classmates! Don’t look behind the curtain at the woodchipper comments and bomb threats, you cisnormative monsters!”

Think of what they would do with real power…

Accept that that kid was you, and me. If they’ll ice a kid for not having the right grin, they’ll waste you or me in a heartbeat. Murder is, after all, how leftists roll. The USSR, Red China, Cambodia, North Korea, Cuba – that cadaver-strewn litany teaches what’s lurking at the bottom of the slope we’re sliding down. The Dems are spooning with socialism, and the goal of socialism is written in blood on the pages of history. The unapproved must be liquidated, and they are making no secret that you are unapproved.

Understand that and accept it.

I know it’s hard. It goes against everything you’ve been taught to believe to acknowledge that that a significant and influential group of other Americans – not that they identify that way – want you dead or enslaved. But they do. The Fredocons will scoff, but the conservaquisling collaborators’ actions speak louder than their weasel words – they’re currying favor with the enemy, betting that their abject groveling and supine submission will mean that they get the chop last.

You better get your head in the game or you’ll find your head in a guillotine – definitely figuratively, maybe literally.

You want to reject this reality, to dismiss it, to wave it off as crazy talk. But listen to what they say. Watch what they do. Have the strength to accept the harsh truth that is punching you in the face.

They hate you for not submitting, for being an obstacle to their rule.

The problem is that you are nice, and you project your niceness. Projection is human nature. So while leftist spittle-spewing sociopaths project their own shriveled morality when they shriek about how we’re all racist fascists of fascist racism when racist fascism is actually their jam, we Normals tend to project our decency when we assume that our opponents are just confused friends who are in the throes of a grievous misunderstanding about us that we can remedy with facts and evidence.

That’s 100 percent wrong. Facts and evidence don’t matter because the trial is already over and you’ve already been condemned because of who you are. You can’t ever clear yourself with the left because they don’t hate you for what you did or will do, but for who you are. That’s where the babble about “white privilege” comes from – if you’re white and conservative you’re wrong, and if you’re not white and conservative, you’re even…wronger.

It’s not about race or gender or orientation, but about power – they want to take yours, to strip you of your sovereignty and make you kneel. Their SJW posturing is all a lie and a scam. They don’t care about ending racism, sexism, homophobia, or any of the myriad other -isms and -phobias they blather about. Those poses are just weapons to be used to capture what they really want – total power over you. They seek to shame you into submission, and if that won’t work, then they’ll do whatever it takes.

Do you think the Democrats of yesterday spent a lot of time weighing the evidence before lynching black men? Those Democrats murdered black men for two reasons – because they wanted to send a message to other black men about the price of resistance, and because they enjoyed doing it.

When the Democrats of today were on Twitter mobbing those children from Kentucky for daring not to submit, couldn’t you sense the hideous joy they felt screeching for the heads of those kids? Their souls are empty of morality and religion, and nature abhors a vacuum, so they filled that vacancy with pagan bloodlust.

Orwell wrote about the daily “Two-Minute Hate,” and how is this any different? These unloveable losers have nothing else in their lives, no connection with anything, so they find meaning by joining together with other misfit psychopaths so they can lose themselves in a frenzy of hatred where they get to play the role of righteous avengers.

Think of what they would do with real power…

And understand that they might get it. The Democrat Party is not just listening to them. It’s being transformed by them. Name the prominent Democrat politician who stood up and said, “This Covington Kid crucifixion is wrong!”

Cue the tumbleweeds…

Not one. Not one senior Democrat said that this was wrong. In fact, the big names joined in. Big Chief Lizzy tweeted about how these designated monsters from Kentucky, with their MAGA hats and audacity to march in support of their political beliefs, had disrespected a “Vietnam War veteran.” Even as this is written, and even after garbage outlets like the garbage Washington Post have had to confess their credulous reporting of Dick Blumenthal’s Saigon battle buddy’s garbage lies, Senator 1/1024th’s demonstrably false Twitter smoke signal is still up.

Think of what they would do with real power…

Do you think that a leftist Supreme Court majority won’t construe the First Amendment to exclude protection for “hate speech,” by which I mean any thoughts you might wish to express that they object to?

Do you think they won’t turn the federal bureaucracy – including law enforcement – against their political enemies a thousand times harder than before, having been rewarded for the last decade of doing so?

Do you think they won’t start tossing dissenters into prison? They do in England. You can go to jail for a tweet there – and do you think the left thinks that’s a bad thing, or a creative European innovation that needs to be imported?

How about the Second Amendment? Are you kidding? The idea that our citizenry maintains the ultimate veto over tyranny drives them bonkers.

Do you think they won’t use violence to make you conform? Hell, Democrat presidential candidate Eric Swalwell is willing to nuke you for not giving up your guns. We know that because he said so.

It’s time to stop pretending that people who hate our guts don’t hate our guts, and that given the chance they won’t act exactly like people who hate our guts would act.

The time to stop them is now, while we still can peacefully, before they quit tweeting about killing and start doing it beyond the occasional Bernie Bro at a ball field. We need to purge the weakhearts and Fredocons from positions of authority in our movement and be all-in for victory in 2020. In the meantime, we need to aggressively push our campaign to remake the courts. And it sure would not hurt to follow the Founders‘ advice to exercise our Second Amendment rights to reinforce the deterrent to tyranny that is an armed citizenry.

Just remember to smile as you fight to keep your freedom, because that shows them that they don’t get to win.

Now, if you want to see in more (action-packed and often hilarious) detail what will happen if they ever do get real power, check out my latest novel, Wildfire, and my earlier installments People’s Republic and Indian Country. Those 100 million corpses generated by socialism in the last century are not a hypothetical.

I might add that it is true in Memphis, too.

Certainly Steve Cohen hates us. He’s always one of the first to jump on the racism bandwagon to proclaim how evil and racist we all are.

So does Jim Strickland. He despises Republicans and conservatives. He didn’t hesitate to take down historical statues without even a vote. He’d like to do more and probably will if reelected.

Lee Harris? He has one aim: to advance minority causes no matter the cost nor the consequences of having inadequate people in charge of the county.
All of them would like to strike the Second Amendment from the Constitution. That would render us completely incapable of fighting back, should they impose their fascism on us.

Schlichter is, unfortunately, right. Our side is very naive and refuses to fight.

Just look at our Shelby GOP. Is there any fight there? Any strategy? Any energy?

Of Course It Was Rigged!

I don’t know a lot about football. That might disqualify me from commenting on the two games that determined the Superbowl contenders.

Contrarily, that might give me a bit of perspective not shared by fans.

When I heard about the bad calls made during the Saints game, I couldn’t help but think the game was rigged. Why would the NFL do that? How about ratings? The underdog Saints, who come from a relatively small red state, along with the Kansas City Chiefs – ditto – would not please our New York/LA masters. In their world, these are Deplorables and no one in the massive coastal cities would want to view them. That means fewer sponsors and $$.

Today there is validation to that theory in the American Thinker story by Peter Skurkiss titled “Did the NFL tinker with the Rams-Saints game?”

All the sport’s world knows by now about the game-deciding pass interference that wasn’t called against the Rams in the fading minutes of regulation time in the NFC Championship game. Come Monday, everyone admits, including a ‘contrite’ NFL, that the refs blew the call. But the League’s apology won’t send New Orleans to the Super Bowl.

The question arises: Did the refs really blow the call? To an impartial observer, there were many bad calls throughout the Saints-Rams game. Strangely, most seemed to go against New Orleans. Shouldn’t incompetence balance out? To some, this smells fishy. What possible motive would the NFL have in tilting the scales towards Los Angeles?

Money.

In the two championships games on Sunday, there was a chance the New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs would prevail. This would then lead to two small market teams playing in the NFL’s yearly extravaganza event — the Super Bowl. From the League’s perspective, this would be every bad news. Far better for ratings if the massive LA market was instead involved. This is especially true since the NFL has been struggling with sagging ratings all season long.

It is also in the NFL’s interest to pump up the Rams. In recent years, LA has not been happy hunting grounds for pro football. Both the Rams and Raiders failed there. The Rams are now back for a second try with hopes that a new multi-billion-dollar stadium in 2020 will make a difference.

It is bottom line imperative for the NFL that the Rams succeed in L.A.

I’m sure this is all just wild conjecture. Inferences are just inferences, right? And Roger Goodell is a good man of honor and integrity — he’d never do something underhanded for mere ratings, would he?

No matter. The NFL has diminished itself. The question of the integrity of the game is more in doubt than ever. There is too much game-deciding subjectivity involved. And this can only get far worse as legalized sports betting is allowed in more and more states. Whether or not refs (or players) are on the take won’t matter to many. Just the possibility will poison the game for them, and they’ll stop watching. Look at what gambling did to boxing.

Does the NFL conspiracy theory hold water? Answer: Much more water than does the Trump-Russia collusion theory, and look at the legs that story has so far.

He infers that politics is involved, too, which it is. California – the way Progressives want the country to go – must be viewed as a winner, even though the state is flailing and its citizens leaving.

Then again, politics and money go hand in hand, particularly now. The NFL has already shown it doesn’t care about its fans. Look at how many have been lost over taking a knee. Why would they care about flyover country fans? They don’t.

They hope fans will once again swallow their will. Isn’t that, after all, what are DC Deep State masters do, too?

Deplorables and the Gilets Jaunes

The protests by everyday French people – calling themselves the gilets jaunes – has been widely ignored by our media. They are too busy worrying about potential thought crimes in the minds of young Catholic MAGA supporting boys.

This weekend, for example, French women joined the march. They were protesting abortion. That’s something the liberal media just can’t report. After all, it’s only knuckle dragging flyover country religious bigots who do that.

They never try to explain the issues behind the gilets jaunes. At first it was a high gas tax, but after that, not much explanation has been revealed.

This article explains a lot. It’s not just a Make America Great Again movement in our country; it’s a worldwide effort.

It is from Christophe Guilluy via Spiked-Online.com. It appeared at ZeroHedge under the headline: “The ‘Gilets Jaunes’ Are Unstoppable: ‘Now, The Elites Are Afraid'”

The gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement has rattled the French establishment. For several months, crowds ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands have been taking to the streets every weekend across the whole of France. They have had enormous success, extracting major concessions from the government. They continue to march.

Back in 2014, geographer Christopher Guilluy’s study of la France périphérique (peripheral France) caused a media sensation. It drew attention to the economic, cultural and political exclusion of the working classes, most of whom now live outside the major cities. It highlighted the conditions that would later give rise to the yellow-vest phenomenon. Guilluy has developed on these themes in his recent books, No Society and The Twilight of the Elite: Prosperity, the Periphery and the Future of France. spiked caught up with Guilluy to get his view on the causes and consequences of the yellow-vest movement.

spiked: What exactly do you mean by ‘peripheral France’?

Christophe Guilluy: ‘Peripheral France’ is about the geographic distribution of the working classes across France. Fifteen years ago, I noticed that the majority of working-class people actually live very far away from the major globalised cities – far from Paris, Lyon and Toulouse, and also very far from London and New York.

Technically, our globalised economic model performs well. It produces a lot of wealth. But it doesn’t need the majority of the population to function. It has no real need for the manual workers, labourers and even small-business owners outside of the big cities. Paris creates enough wealth for the whole of France, and London does the same in Britain. But you cannot build a society around this. The gilets jaunes is a revolt of the working classes who live in these places.

They tend to be people in work, but who don’t earn very much, between 1000€ and 2000€ per month. Some of them are very poor if they are unemployed. Others were once middle-class. What they all have in common is that they live in areas where there is hardly any work left. They know that even if they have a job today, they could lose it tomorrow and they won’t find anything else.

spiked: What is the role of culture in the yellow-vest movement?

Guilluy: Not only does peripheral France fare badly in the modern economy, it is also culturally misunderstood by the elite. The yellow-vest movement is a truly 21st-century movement in that it is cultural as well as political. Cultural validation is extremely important in our era.

One illustration of this cultural divide is that most modern, progressive social movements and protests are quickly endorsed by celebrities, actors, the media and the intellectuals. But none of them approve of the gilets jaunes. Their emergence has caused a kind of psychological shock to the cultural establishment. It is exactly the same shock that the British elites experienced with the Brexit vote and that they are still experiencing now, three years later.

The Brexit vote had a lot to do with culture, too, I think. It was more than just the question of leaving the EU. Many voters wanted to remind the political class that they exist. That’s what French people are using the gilets jaunes for – to say we exist. We are seeing the same phenomenon in populist revolts across the world.

spiked: How have the working-classes come to be excluded?

Guilluy: All the growth and dynamism is in the major cities, but people cannot just move there. The cities are inaccessible, particularly thanks to mounting housing costs. The big cities today are like medieval citadels. It is like we are going back to the city-states of the Middle Ages. Funnily enough, Paris is going to start charging people for entry, just like the excise duties you used to have to pay to enter a town in the Middle Ages.

The cities themselves have become very unequal, too. The Parisian economy needs executives and qualified professionals. It also needs workers, predominantly immigrants, for the construction industry and catering et cetera. Business relies on this very specific demographic mix. The problem is that ‘the people’ outside of this still exist. In fact, ‘Peripheral France’ actually encompasses the majority of French people.

spiked: What role has the liberal metropolitan elite played in this?

Guilluy: We have a new bourgeoisie, but because they are very cool and progressive, it creates the impression that there is no class conflict anymore. It is really difficult to oppose the hipsters when they say they care about the poor and about minorities.

But actually, they are very much complicit in relegating the working classes to the sidelines. Not only do they benefit enormously from the globalised economy, but they have also produced a dominant cultural discourse which ostracises working-class people. Think of the ‘deplorables’ evoked by Hillary Clinton. There is a similar view of the working class in France and Britain. They are looked upon as if they are some kind of Amazonian tribe. The problem for the elites is that it is a very big tribe.

The middle-class reaction to the yellow vests has been telling. Immediately, the protesters were denounced as xenophobes, anti-Semites and homophobes. The elites present themselves as anti-fascist and anti-racist but this is merely a way of defending their class interests. It is the only argument they can muster to defend their status, but it is not working anymore.

Now the elites are afraid. For the first time, there is a movement which cannot be controlled through the normal political mechanisms. The gilets jaunes didn’t emerge from the trade unions or the political parties. It cannot be stopped. There is no ‘off’ button. Either the intelligentsia will be forced to properly acknowledge the existence of these people, or they will have to opt for a kind of soft totalitarianism.

A lot has been made of the fact that the yellow vests’ demands vary a great deal. But above all, it’s a demand for democracy. Fundamentally, they are democrats – they want to be taken seriously and they want to be integrated into the economic order.

spiked: How can we begin to address these demands?

Guilluy: First of all, the bourgeoisie needs a cultural revolution, particularly in universities and in the media. They need to stop insulting the working class, to stop thinking of all the gilets jaunes as imbeciles.

Cultural respect is fundamental: there will be no economic or political integration until there is cultural integration. Then, of course, we need to think differently about the economy. That means dispensing with neoliberal dogma. We need to think beyond Paris, London and New York.

It all sounds familiar, doesn’t it? The elites find themselves in a corner and they are lashing out at middle America and middle France. They push back by name calling, but increasingly it’s not working.

The same foes are there, too: the media, universities, bureaucracy, business companies that need immigrants.

Who will win?