The swamp is incredibly angry with us. We, the “unwashed” had the temerity to ignore their chosen candidates and elect Donald Trump. Remember back in the early days of the primaries who got the majority of the money and support from the swamp? It was “common core” Jeb Bush of course. When that didn’t work, then it was “gang of 8” Marco Rubio. As it was all falling apart they were even willing to settle for “Goldman-Sachs” Ted Cruz. Anyone other than a representative of the masses. Well, we beat the swamp. The swamp has been dedicated to punishing us ever since. Initially they wanted to show us that we’d made a mistake. The continuous attacks on President Trump were less over Trump himself, and more to show us that we voted for the wrong guy. In the beginning they were willing to take us back into the fold. But we failed to fall for their ploys. The attacks on Trump didn’t make us stop supporting what Trump represented. We elected him to drain the swamp, and we wanted him to do it. We meant it. The Alabama senate race to replace Jeff Sessions presented the swamp with its first big challenge. Luther Strange was appointed to fill the vacancy by Governor Robert Bentley. For those who don’t follow Alabama politics, Governor Bentley was under investigation in Alabama and was probably going to be impeached. Strange was the state’s Attorney General. In a refreshing moment, Bentley’s biggest offense was cheating on his wife. Strange met with Bentley and announced soon afterwards that the investigation was going to end. Strange got the appointment, and Bentley resigned. Kay Ivey, the current governor was sworn into office upon Bentley’s resignation. Ivey, along with most Alabama folks saw the appointment of Strange to be, “strange”. In order to limit the damage that Strange might cause, she scheduled an early election to fill Sessions’ seat. The first primary election had numerous candidates running. Congressman Mo Brooks appeared to be the strongest challenger to Strange. The swamp went viral. They spent many millions of dollars to defeat Brooks. The lies and attacks were some of the worst things seen in modern politics. It worked. Brooks dropped in the polls. The swamp made their first strategic error in their anti-swamp efforts. They completely misread the amount of mistrust that existed towards Strange. They were stunned to see that Strange came in second to a candidate that wasn’t the most popular guy in Alabama. Heck, in Judge Moore’s last statewide race, he only won 52-48. The second primary was even more ugly than the first one. $32 million was spent to get Strange elected. The swamp’s senatorial committee, the NRA, and the US Chamber of Commerce dumped lots of money to defeat Judge Moore. The NRA alone spent over $1 million in the last week of the race. And then the anti-swamp folks, led by Steve Bannon weighed in on the election. He ably garnered the support of folks like us to vote against the swamp’s selection. And Judge Moore won. As bad as this was for the swamp, the anti-swamp folks were energized. The anti-swamp realized that they could defeat the swamp creatures. Bob Corker and Jeff Flake decided not to run for reelection in light of bad polling numbers. Anti-swamp candidates were doing well in polls in other races. The future of the swamp was under attack. The swamp decided to stop this insurgency once and for all. So they developed their battle plans. Their objectives were threefold: 1. Defeat Steve Bannon. Send the message that his influence doesn’t work. 2. Punish us. Send the message that our choices are flawed choices. We need to trust the elites in their choices. 3. Demoralize us. Who will be willing to run against the swamp if our lives are going to be destroyed in vicious attacks? This was an incredible act of desperation. If it worked, the swamp would be saved for now. If it failed, the swamp would suffer major harm and possible destruction. We all need to realize that this isn’t about Moore. The candidate could be Mother Theresa. This is totally about the swamp versus the anti-swamp. The swamp made their second strategic error as they launched their attack. There is an old saying in war, “no battle plan survives contact with the enemy”. The swamp’s first attack was flawless. Great accusers, impossible to verify or deny and great psychological optics. Except it didn’t resonate with the Alabama voters. They bet on the first attack working and didn’t have follow up actions developed. The follow on attacks were done on the fly and we’re seeing the results. Poorly planned, easy to refute accusers, and poor optics. Despite the “quality” of the first attacks, the poor follow on attacks the credibility of the initial attacks. So, what do they do now? Just like in any other battle, you can’t just quit and ask for a do over. They are committed to continue the war until they win or lose. We will see more attacks. The sex abuse attacks will continue, but in the absence of physical proof, they stand the risk of alienating the Alabama electorate. Too many allegations lend towards thinking they are all fake. There will be attacks on Judge Moore’s religious foundation. They will have to be careful in these attacks. Alabama has a large religious population and this could back fire. Moore’s wife is very active in this foundation and attacks on a man’s wife won’t sell well in Alabama. I anticipate attacks on financial issues. If possible, they will find IRS problems and other funding issues. Not sure what they can make up at this stage, but if possible they will. Again, just like the issues with attacking the religious foundation, they run the risk of alienating the cause. The next three weeks will be interesting to watch. The swamp is in trouble and they know it. Desperation causes desperate acts. The only good news is that investigations will eventually reveal who is behind this. These aren’t the acts of a single person. The swamp took a risk to save itself. When the truth comes out, it may only be a pyrrhic victory. (0 comment)

The Judge Moore debacle is unraveling before our eyes. Folks who analyze the attacks objectively have seen this is a very well orchestrated attack by the swamp on someone who represents the anti-swamp. The swamp was humiliated after they spent well over $32 million to protect the swamp’s candidate. Yet, the anti-swamp won, spending $1.5 million. The swamp declared war. The opening salvo was very well orchestrated and all four of the original accusers had stories that sounded good, but could be affirmed or refuted. A classic he said, she said scenario. Sadly for the swamp, the first attack didn’t work. For lots of reasons, the people of Alabama didn’t change their minds. Maybe they believed it but were willing to forgive. Maybe they found the Obama administration democrat to be hideous. Maybe they just saw the timing of the attacks to actually be what they were – BS. Like any other battle, once you engage, you need to continue the fight. So, the swamp has added more ammo to the fight. What’s fun to watch right now is that the follow on attacks aren’t so well thought out or planned. They are “on the fly” attacks. And they are falling apart. Gloria Allred was the first to follow up. Well, her accuser and “evidence” is falling apart by the minute. The yearbook is clearly a fake, as evidenced by her refusing to let it be analyzed by experts. Her accuser actually had a run in with Judge Moore 18 years ago in a case that she lost. Surely if she had adverse information on Moore, it would have been used to overturn her loss. The next attack was the “child predator” tale, reinforced with the accusation that he was banned from the local mall for his being a predator at the mall towards young girls. Well, turns out that once the mall manager was found and questioned, he denied that Moore was ever banned. The swamp took a huge risk when they started this war on the anti-swamp. The level of risk that they took clearly shows that we in the anti-swamp are winning. They are scared of us and want to send us a lesson that we are amateurs who need to trust the pros. It’s time to send them home.(0 comment)

I don’t believe in coincidence most days. When the bloodsport of politics is involved, I NEVER believe in coincidence. The recent debacle regarding Judge Moore of Alabama should be making your internal bells and whistles explode. After a career in politics to include many state wide races, we’re being led to believe that suddenly new evidence has emerged that Judge Moore is a child abuser. Stretches credibility a lot, but within mere hours the Republicans, not the Democrats come out with statements that are so identical that they could only be scripted and coordinated. The odds of them saying the same thing throughout the day boggles the mind. Within 72 hours, This isn’t about Judge Moore. This is an orchestrated effort on the part of the swamp to punish those who support Steve Bannon in his efforts to drain the swamp. With a mere few million dollars, Bannon and folks like us defeated the swamp’s candidate Luther Strange. Strange was supported with over $32 million from the like of the NRA, the US Chamber of Commerce and the Republican Senatorial Committee. Based on the success of we the people, led by Steve Bannon, we quickly saw swamp creatures like Jeff Flake, Bob Corker and others decide not to run for reelection. Beating the swamp looked doable. Morale on our part was high. They say that a cornered rat is the most dangerous. The swamp is in trouble and they know it. They have never forgiven we the people for ignoring their “brilliant and chosen” candidates and electing President Trump. They figured they could wait him out and hoped for a one term president. They we continued our efforts to vote in our interests. It had to stop. In some regards, I’m actually impressed that they organized and agreed to take this major risk. This is much like a poker tournament where you go “all-in”. This is a game changing risk for them. If they succeed, they’ve taken down a Bannon candidate. It will help to demoralize we the people. It certainly will scare potential candidates from running against the base. How many people will want to risk losing their reputations, enduring baseless attacks against themselves and their families? If they fail, it will cause major damage to the swamp. Whoever orchestrated this attack will be politically shunned. The swamp needs to lose this battle. This is the bloodsport of the swamp versus we the people. We can’t take our eyes off the prize. America is worth saving.(0 comment)

In light of the Texas shootings, we’ve now learned that the shooter should have been unable to legally purchase the rifle that he used to kill innocent people. We’ve all seen the Secretary of the Air Force having to explain how they screwed up. We’ll NEVER fix any problems in America as long as we attack the agencies in charge of the screw up. Someone failed at their job. Some department head didn’t insure that the person responsible for the action didn’t do it. We need to hold people responsible, not agencies. I want to know who (exactly who, by name) was responsible. Who (by name) was the supervisor who was in charge of the person. I want them identified by name, punished, or fired and possibly charged with a criminal act. No more letting evil hide behind a large unaccountable government agency(1 comment)

A long and detailed analysis of what is going on in Saudi Arabia. It looks like the Prince is either a genius or a fool. The round-up of Saudi Princes which took place on 5th November 2017 is simply the latest in a succession of purges initiated by Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, Deputy Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman, as he tries to consolidate his position by getting his hands on all of Saudi Arabia’s levers of power. As is often the case in purges of this kind, a large number of people have been rounded up on ‘corruption charges’ (the standard pretext used to conceal power struggles of this sort) in order to conceal the identity of the true target of the purge.(2 comments)

Being from the South, I don’t normally consider college football outside of the SEC to be “real” college football, but the Penn State coach this past weekend was impressive. Penn State was upset this past weekend by Michigan State. Ok, upsets happen. In the post game interview, Coach James Franklin abruptly left his interview and started running towards the tunnel where his players were going back to the locker room. Of course the sports media immediately started to make fun of Franklin for being a “sore loser”. Well, imagine everyone’s surprise to discover that he was running after his players who were poor sports and failing to shake hands with the opposing team. He was making them return to the field to be good sportsmen. Values, folks. What sports competition at the amateur level used to be about. Of course, it needs to be pointed out that Coach Franklin last coached in the SEC at Vanderbilt!(1 comment)

November 4 It Begins: The Trump/Pence Regime Must Go!
Well, the crazies are planning a protest. This is one of the reported stories out there right now. There are more “fake news” memes out there trying to convince the masses of us that this is a nationwide “protest” and that they have lots of support. Well, let’s turn this information into knowledge. The organizers themselves have announced that these protests are planned for 14 cities: Atlanta GA, Austin TX, Boston MA, Chicago IL, Cleveland OH, Honolulu HI, Los Angeles CA, New York City NY, Omaha NE, Philadelphia PA, Pittsfield MA, Portland OR, Seattle WA, and San Francisco CA. Take a look at how these places voted. Imagine my surprise to discover that 17 out of the 18 counties involved are 487 counties! The only outlier is Omaha, Nebraska. Nebraska went 60.3% for Trump. Omaha went almost 48% for Hillary which was the highest percentage in Nebraska. What’s amazing is that San Francisco only came in third in highest percentage of Hillary nuts. Two of the counties that make up New York City came in first and second with 88.7% and 87.2%. That’s virtually everyone! And we wonder why New York is so screwed up.(1 comment)

With our exposure of 497 counties, we seek to cause people to ignore a lot of the bs that we see that the media would like you to believe was a nationwide phenomenon. .It’s very obvious that these people are active where they live. The reasoning is obvious Cities and counties that are 487s at the national level are incredibly liberal at the local level. Local laws, local politicians, local law enforcement and local juries are all from the same belief system. They have no expectations of betting into trouble for their antics. We see this over and over again. I recently decided to check up on these folks that tore down the Confederate monument in Durham, NC. You might remember that they tore this down right in front of the police, who did nothing at the time. They later arrested them. To date they haven’t been tried. The media of course is trying to sell this as a crime of consciousness. (1 comment)

This is too interesting not to share. Back in the day Theodore Roosevelt had this idea that American’s where getting physically soft. He issued a directive that all of the military officers would have to complete a march of 50 miles in 20 hours. After he left office, the initiative stopped. John F. Kennedy started the idea up again. It too went away after his death. A group in South Carolina is staring it up again for us “regular” folks. It could be fun and the wife and I could use the training. A neat idea for everyone.(1 comment)

Recent protests in Tennessee received very different coverage in the media. The most recent was this past weekend in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro. The media of course vilified those who organized it as evil white supremacists. Of course the fine print had to be read to discover that the only one that earned being arrested was a counter protester. The coverage of course quoted the usual Southern Poverty Law Center as the proof that the protesters were evil. Nothing was mentioned about our “friends” Redneck Revolt who organized an effort to show up and confront the group that organized the protest. It’s the same “free speech” activists that really mean speech that they approve of. Of course liberal causes protests get sympathetic coverage. The rally to protest immigration policy get’s lots of coverage and no critical questions or comments. Black Lives Matter protests that shut down I-40 in Memphis for four hours. Of course the media and the Politicians were very supportive of the protestors. Of course Memphis is in a 487. (1 comment)