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On Wednesday, President Trump pardoned Gen. Michael T. Flynn. On Thanksgiving, Gen. Flynn wrote this thank you letter to the nation. The unconstitutional persecution of Gen. Flynn is officially behind us. Judge Emmit Sullivan is officially a laughingstock. Gen. Flynn is what he’s been all along — innocent of anything except of protecting his family.

In his letter of gratitude, Gen. Flynn said “We are a nation founded by leaders who fought tyranny and oppression to ensure that all American citizens be treated fairly and equally across this land. These constitutional and God-given rights should never be denied or disguised behind false prosecution or political persecution out of fear, hate, or an opposing voice. Those who scowl at the very core of our Republic and act from vengeance or revenge against one of us, threaten the safety and security of all of us.” That’s why the Fourteenth Amendment is essential to this nation’s health. Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment contains this:

Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

It was famously said that the laws either protect all of us or they don’t protect any of us. That’s quite right.

This makes the Flynn family warriors:

Together, we have overcome this enormous hurdle. Now we will get back up on our feet, dust ourselves off, and not fear what lies ahead. We may be tested again with false accusations and untruths and hatred for our beliefs and for raising our voices but we cannot be deterred and we cannot stop.

Make sure to read the entire letter. It’s definitely worth the time.

Kim Strassel’s weekly column highlights the corruption in DC. Specifically, it highlights how corrupt the FBI is, how corrupt the corporate media is and how corrupt Judge Emmitt Sullivan is. Throughout the Trump administration, the FBI has been highlighted as having a corrupted upper echelon. (Notice that I used the singular, not plural, version of the word. It’s important.)

Jim Comey, Andy McCabe and Peter Strzok were particularly corrupt throughout the Flynn fiasco. As Ms. Strassel wrote, the “Flynn pardon was necessary—to correct a corrupt Federal Bureau of Investigation, a rogue special counsel, an unprincipled federal judge, and an embarrassingly complicit media.” She continued, saying “Mr. Flynn advised the Trump campaign and in November 2016 was named national security adviser. The FBI had spent months monitoring him as part of its Russia-collusion fantasy, yet by Jan. 4, 2017, it had found nothing and moved to close its case. In rushed Peter Strzok—the now-disgraced then-FBI agent—to keep the investigation open. The FBI had snooped on a Flynn call to the then-Russian ambassador to the U.S.”

The FBI didn’t need to interview the National Security Adviser about his conversation; it had the transcript. Yet the bureau’s then-Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sandbagged Mr. Flynn, arranging for him to meet with FBI agents without a lawyer. Former FBI Director Jim Comey later gloated over the setup. The FBI also chose not to provide Mr. Flynn a standard warning against lying, to keep him comfortable. Despite all this, the agents reported—according to government notes—that they “believe that F. believes that what he said was true.” He didn’t intentionally lie.

This was always totally about getting Flynn to flip on President Trump. The FBI’s problem was that there was nothing to flip about. The Mueller report stated that there wasn’t any conspiracy “between Donald Trump and Russia, the Trump campaign and Russia” or any American and Russia.

That didn’t stop the FBI or special counsel from pressing forward:

Fast forward to Robert Mueller, who didn’t care. The FBI knew in January 2017 that its collusion investigation was a bust; it confirmed the Steele dossier was a fabrication. So Mr. Comey engineered a special counsel to salvage the FBI’s reputation by ginning up unrelated “crimes.” Mr. Mueller dredged up the Flynn interview and threatened to prosecute the former national security adviser’s son unless Mr. Flynn pleaded guilty to lying. Facing bankruptcy, Mr. Flynn succumbed to this naked abuse of power.

Jim Comey likely won’t be prosecuted. That’s unfortunate because he’s totally reprehensible. He didn’t think twice about setting up a 3-star general.

Here’s something worth pondering. Would people that set up a 3-star general hesitate to break the law to get rid of the president he served? Let’s remember that the president he served was the target all along.

This Politico article is long on chutzpah and short on verifiable facts. The article opens by saying “Since the election, President Donald Trump and his allies have faced fact-checks, condemnation and restrictions when trying to spread inconclusive evidence of voter fraud and leftist violence on social media.”

These ‘fact-checks’ aren’t credible. Usually, the ‘fact-checkers’ are media outlets like CNN and MSDNC. These media outlets spent the past 3+ years interviewing people like Carl ‘Worse than Watergate’ Bernstein, Michael Avenatti and John ‘The walls are closing in’ Brennan. During the impeachment hearings, we heard the night before that the next day’s witness would provide “bombshell testimony.” After the opening statement from each witness, a Republican would cross-examine the witness. In no time flat, the bombshell testimony would be utterly discredited. This was my favorite cross-examination:

But I digress. The article continues with this:

But over on Parler, there’s a new, millions-strong MAGA universe where conservatives are freely spreading these claims and reinforcing their belief that Democrats have stolen the election from Trump.

Hashtags on Parler denoting Trump’s favorite conspiracy theories — #Dominion, #Sharpiegate, #QAnon — trend freely, without the restrictions Twitter and Facebook have instituted to suppress them. Stories from fringe sites pushing baseless allegations of voter fraud are not flagged as disinformation, as they often are elsewhere. Videos from the Million MAGA March depicting heated confrontations between MAGA supporters, counterprotesters and D.C. police are shared as evidence of rampant antifa violence, omitting necessary context that would show otherwise.

I just looked at the trending hashtags on Parler. “#Dominion, #Sharpiegate and #QAnon” aren’t trending. Politico is doing today what other Democrats did during impeachment. Politico is demolishing their credibility with this BS. Trusting CNN and MSDNC as fact-checkers is foolishness on steroids. Portraying President Trump’s MAGA followers on Parler as conspiracy theory enthusiasts is outright dishonesty. It doesn’t have anything to do with the truth. This is my other favorite cross-examination of an impeachment witness:

From later in the Politico article:

“It’s fitting that it offers disaffected Trump supporters the allure of the safest of safe spaces,” said Angelo Carusone, the president of the progressive-leaning group Media Matters, which monitors far-right media across platforms. “It’s perfect because Parler provides a place free from constraint and heavily stocked-up on like-minded [MAGA] heads.”

Politico didn’t hesitate in using a Media Matters quote in their article to bolster their quote. That’s breathtakingly stupid. That quote further distracts from the Democrats’ article.

Conservatives left Twitter, myself included, because Twitter didn’t hesitate to censor conservatives. The tipping point came when Twitter locked the NYPost’s account over their Hunter Biden article.

PS- My Parler account ID is Gmg425 for those wishing to follow me.

If there was any doubt that DFL Gov. Tim Walz was a dictator at heart, that glimmer disappeared with his order for a month-long shutdown “that bans all social gatherings of people who do not live in the same household, even if participants wear face masks and practice proper social distancing.” That’s the definition of dictatorial. Actually, the definition of dictator is “a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.”

According to the order, “Walz’s severe new coronavirus restrictions, which went into effect on Friday at 11:59 p.m. and will be in place until Dec.18, will shut down bars, restaurants, and breweries, except for takeout, delivery, or walk-up service, according to the MinnPost. The order will also close gyms, indoor sports facilities, theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, go-kart tracks, and other entertainment businesses for an entire month.”

From the MDH:

Social gatherings are groups of people who are not members of the same household, congregated together for a common or coordinated social, community, or leisure purpose, even if social distancing can be maintained. This prohibition includes planned and spontaneous gatherings as well as public and private gatherings. Most commercial activities are not considered social gatherings, so this change will not impact most industries.

We’re constantly told that the DFL is the party of science. That’s obviously dishonest. Where’s the science in banning events where people wear masks and social distance? Here’s what changes the DFL governor into a dictator:

The harsh restrictions come with punitive penalties, including fines of up to $1,000 or 90 days in prison. “Any business owner, manager, or supervisor who requires or encourages any of their employees, contractors, vendors, volunteers, or interns to violate this Executive Order is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than a year,” Walz’s order states. “In addition to those criminal penalties, the Attorney General, as well as city and county attorneys, may investigate and seek any civil relief” of up to $25,000 per occurrence.

That isn’t part of a statute. It says thatanyone violating Gov. Walz’s “Executive Order is guilty of a gross misdemeanor and upon conviction must be punished by a fine not to exceed $3,000 or by imprisonment for not more than a year.” That’s what totalitarians do.

Further, it’s worth noting that the GOP didn’t have anything to do with this EO. Gov. Walz’s EO essentially kills small businesses. Gov. Walz owns this deficit through his multiple shutdowns.

Companies going out of business should remember this in 2022. Gov. Walz is the reason why your family lost its life savings. It’s time to punish Gov. Walz and the DFL for these restrictions. The DFL House voted to maintain Gov. Walz’s Peacetime Emergency Powers. Without that authority, he couldn’t make these declarations.

If you needed proof that Democrats hate Trump supporters, this article provides that proof. The article is written by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine. The article is titled “Trump Is No Longer the Problem. His Army of Followers Is.”

The article isn’t about unveiling new information to people. It’s mostly a diatribe from someone with the mind of a child. Think of a child going through terrible 2s. Then think of the writer as someone with a temper. Finally, think of Lithwick as not that bright but definitely that insistent that she’s right. I won’t subject LFR’s readers to Lithwick’s diatribe. This paragraph is sufficient:

But even if we stipulate that Trump is a distraction from moving on, there is another reason we cannot be free of this persistent anxiety: Ugliness and lawlessness and norms violations did not end with the election, and they are not limited to Trump’s tweets or telephone calls. The disease has spread. And even as we should be moving on, acts of transparent racism, defiance of norms of governance, and clownish court performances by Trump surrogates all signal that, for the army of Trump enthusiasts, enablers, and imitators, law continues to be an afterthought—a sand trap limited to suckers, losers, and Democrats. The Republican Party is still insisting that it is a law unto itself. That part isn’t over, or even slowing. It is simply instantiated into more overt forms. Yes, yes we should ignore Trump, and Trump himself is ever-more ignorable. But his enablers and imitators are not slouching away quietly.

What drivel. It isn’t a stretch to think that Democrats are the party that believes in passing, but not enforcing, laws. They did virtually nothing in Minneapolis, NYC, then Seattle and Portland when the rioting started. I’d love hearing Ms. Lithwick explain how enabling rioting and destruction of family businesses isn’t a “defiance of norms of governance.” That happened in Democrat-run cities. It didn’t happen in Republican-run cities.

Democrats said that there wasn’t widespread voter fraud. That’s true. It’s found in Atlanta, Dane County, WI, Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Don’t say that there isn’t evidence of that, either. Sidney Powell outlines it a little in this presentation:

About 2:25 in, Powell talked about spikes that corresponded with testimony provided in the affidavits that are sworn out under penalty of perjury. Powell then said that the spikes were straight up, not at a steep diagonal angle.

To summarize, Democrats think that President Trump and his supporters are problematic. Further, it’s clear that they think we need to be gotten rid of in a political sense. Going back to their deep state ways, mixed with their globalist, China-pandering ways, is the best path forward.

Throughout this campaign, Joe Biden insisted that President Trump had failed with COVID. Monday, President Trump’s COVID accomplishments list just got longer. It would be impolite for me to tell Joe Biden that he’s full of s— about President Trump’s lengthy list of COVID accomplishments. That being said, it’d serve him right to get humiliated like that.

Instead of humiliating him like that, I’ll just quote from Tyler O’Neil’s article. O’Neil’s opening paragraph says “On Monday, Moderna Inc. announced that its vaccine for the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic had tested 94.5 percent effective, clearing important hurdles toward production and potential distribution in the coming months. The Moderna vaccine represents a second tremendous victory for the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed, which teamed up with medical companies to prepare a vaccine for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Last week, Pfizer announced its vaccine had tested more than 90 percent effective.”

President Trump had a plan for COVID. President Trump spoke to Phizer, Moderna and other companies about developing a vaccine in January of this year. He cleared out the red tape to speed through the process because time saved equals lives saved.

“This is a pivotal moment in the development of our COVID-19 vaccine candidate,” Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a statement. She thanked the study participants, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). “I want to thank our partners at BARDA and Operation Warp Speed who have been instrumental to accelerating our progress to this point,” she added.

The NIH-appointed Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) told Moderna that the Phase 3 study of its vaccine candidate had “met the statistical criteria pre-specified in the study protocol for efficacy, with a vaccine efficiacy of 94.5%.” The study on the vaccine’s effectiveness involved more than 30,000 participants. Participants who did not take the vaccine contracted 90 cases of COVID-19, 11 of which were severe, while those who took the vaccine only contracted 5 cases. No one who took the vaccine had a severe case.

Before the next inauguration, most of the vulnerable people will be vaccinated. That’s a tremendous accomplishment for the Trump administration:

Based on his history, I’m skeptical that Joe Biden would’ve reached the conclusion that a vaccine was needed within the first year of the first case. It’s doubtful that he would’ve formed a public-private partnership in 2 years to develop that vaccine. History teaches us that Obama-Biden didn’t figure out a distribution or manufacturing plan with H1N1 vaccines.

President Donald Trump celebrated Pfizer’s success in a speech at the Rose Garden on Friday. “No medical breakthrough of this scope and magnitude has ever been achieved,” the president declared. “Operation Warp Speed is unequaled and unrivaled anywhere in the world.”

Trump noted that the average vaccine development process takes 8 to 12 years, yet “through operation Warp Speed we’re doing it in less than 1 year. … This is five times faster than the fastest prior vaccine development in history. Five times faster.” That truly is a jaw-dropping and historic accomplishment.

Millions of lives will be saved thanks to Operation Warp Speed and President Trump. Despite that fact, Joe Biden dishonestly insisted that President Trump a) didn’t take this seriously, b) didn’t have a plan for fighting COVID and c) killed people by not taking this seriously. That’s BS and Biden knows it. He didn’t care about the people. He just cared about winning at all costs. That’s the definition of evil.

It isn’t surprising that the Antifa-BLM wing of the Democratic Party attacked Trump supporters in DC yesterday. This is who the Democrats have become. The Democrats of 25 years ago are long gone. They’re ridiculed as Republican Lite. Barack Obama’s Democrats have taken over and they don’t like listening to people who don’t agree with them 100%.

According to The Epoch Times report, “Supporters and likely members of the far-left Antifa network and the Black Lives Matter movement were captured on video assaulting President Donald Trump supporters in Washington on Saturday. Thousands of Trump supporters turned out for a large march to protest against alleged election fraud. Some pro-Trump marchers also engaged in violence.”

Trump supporters engaging in violence likely were defending themselves. It’s way out of character for Republicans to go looking for trouble. Antifa-BLM, though, thrives off this stuff. This is how the typical Trump supporter behaves:

The myth that Trump supporters are just a bunch of disgruntled white men is outdated. President Trump’s GOP is entirely different than the Establishment’s GOP. That GOP had lots of disgruntled white men in it.

Once Trump became president and started implementing his economic and national security policies, this nation started winning. Meanwhile, Democrat and Never Trumpers became angrier because Trump’s America was successful, prosperous and safe. The Democrats’ corruption was exposed daily during the Mueller investigation. Adam Schiff still has a tattoo on his forehead that reads ‘Owned by President Trump and Devin Nunes’.

In at least several cases, people affiliated with Antifa or Black Lives Matter were the ones carrying out the assaults. Trump supporters walking in downtown were assaulted by pro-Black Lives Matter supporters, the Daily Caller’s Jorge Ventura reported. One man was sucker-punched by a black male from behind who was holding a sign that said “Trump/Pence Out Now!” video footage showed. The slogan was promoted by Refuse Facism, a radical left-wing group that, according to the non-profit Influence Watch, is an offshoot of the Radical Communist Party and has been present at many Antifa events.

Today’s Democrats are nothing but a collection of misfits, Marxistss, socialists, anarchists and coastal elites. Every few years, they recruit some somewhat sane candidates, recapture the House, then get thrown out 2-4 years later.

This upcoming term will be the last one for Democrats for at least a decade.

Amanda Marcotte’s article highlights the Democrats’ MSM/word manipulation difficulties. Those difficulties will inevitably lead to the Democrats’ electoral difficulties.

Ms. Marcotte’s article is titled “Don’t panic: Trump’s coup will fail — but he’s turning GOP voters against democracy”. Ms. Marcotte must think that Trump voters are idiots to use that type of manipulative language. President Trump is following the system put together by Madison, Jefferson and Hamilton and lawmakers overt the years. There’s nothing that he’s doing that the system doesn’t allow for.

Word manipulation is what Democrats do. Whether it’s using words improperly or whether it’s just spin to get their way, manipulation is what Democrats do. That’s why we should worry when Ms. Marcotte wrote “what terrifies so many Biden voters — an astonishing number of people are complaining of panic attacks or lost sleep on social media — are the real moves Trump’s team and many Republican politicians are taking that make this less like a typical tantrum and more like a genuine attempted coup.”

This is snowflakism at its finest. President Trump is availing himself of the legal system that’s been in place since the start of US elections. President Trump hasn’t ordered the military to put down political unrest. Today, instead, President Trump visited with the people who staged the Million MAGA March on the Washington Mall in DC. Nothing says military coup like holding a peaceful political protest in broad daylight in our nation’s capitol. LOL. Here’s proof of that military coup:

Pay attention to the words the reporter used in his report. It’s clearly intended to convey the thought that a riot could break out at any minute. The people’s actions portray a different narrative. While they were boistrous, they were well-behaved. Aren’t peaceful protesters allowed to get noisy as long as their actions don’t become violent and their words don’t incite violence? The First Amendment permits people to “peaceably assemble.”

This isn’t a coup attempt. It’s a candidate exercising his constitutional rights in a tight election. If President Trump used the military to keep himself in power, that’s the definition of a coup. What President Trump is doing is the opposite of a coup.

Ms. Marcotte should be ashamed of herself for this disgusting exercise of word manipulation.

Last night, Sean Hannity talked about a number of things that need changing before the 2022 midterm elections. I’ve been talking about changing election laws for months so I’d better throw in my 2 cents worth. One thing that’s important to change is the last date that early voting/mail-in/absentee ballots can be submitted. I’d love a change to end early voting but that isn’t likely with Democrats controlling enough governorships or state legislative bodies to prevent that outcome.

If the words ‘early voting’ mean anything, then the last day of early voting shouldn’t be the day before Election Day. The only reason to have it that late is to create a chaotic system. If you want an orderly system, you have to end early voting 7-10 days before Election Day. Further, you allow the counting and inspection of early voting/absentee/mail-in ballots a week before Election Day.

To ensure accountability with mail-in, early and absentee ballots, ballots and envelopes should have a barcode printed on it. Day of Election, aka DOE, ballots shouldn’t have a barcode on them. That way, we could separate DOE ballots from mail-in, early and absentee ballots.

As usual, Kim Strassel’s article highlights the problems she found:

Yet the beauty of ballot harvesting is that it is nearly impossible to prove fraud. How many harvesters offered to deliver votes, only to throw away inconvenient ones? How many voters were pushed or cajoled, or even paid—or had a ballot filled and returned for them without their knowledge? And this is before questions of what other mischief went on amid millions of mailed ballots (which went to wrong addresses or deceased people) and reduced voter verification rules. As the Heritage Foundation’s election expert Hans von Spakovsky has explained, mail-in voting is the “single worst form of election possible” because “it moves the entire election beyond the oversight of election officials.”

Election integrity legislation should be the first priority of every GOP legislator or governor in 2021. Legislators and governors should insist that accountability be their state’s highest priority. If possible, wipe away the agreements that courts reached with Democrat politicians:

Using the virus as an excuse, Democratic and liberal groups brought scores of lawsuits to force states to adopt its provisions. Many Democratic politicians and courts happily agreed. States mailed out ballots to everyone. Judges disregarded statutory deadlines for receipt of votes. They scrapped absentee-ballot witness requirements. States set up curbside voting and drop-off boxes. They signed off on ballot harvesting.

Challenging these courts’ rulings is the essential first step. Get federal courts involved as often as possible. That’s why President Trump nominated all those conservative judges and Lindsey Graham, Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell got them confirmed. Put them to work.

These are just the first few suggestions. They aren’t the only things that need fixing to implement election security. This project requires vigilance, activism and educating/persuading people. Let’s get this system fixed.

This Bloomberg article initially made me laugh. Then I realized that they’re serious. The article opens by saying “Joe Biden won the presidency promising to bring Americans together. But now his administration is sure to come under pressure from some Democrats to risk exacerbating divisions by investigating and prosecuting Donald Trump.”

Later in the article, it mentions “Prosecutors could revive the investigation into campaign-finance violations that resulted in a three-year sentence for Trump’s former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen and re-examine the instances of possible obstruction of justice that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller uncovered in his probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference.”

The Special Counsel’s Office didn’t bring charges because their investigation didn’t find evidence of obstruction of justice. To obstruct justice, the person has to obstruct a criminal investigation. A criminal investigation didn’t start because a criminal investigation wouldn’t have been properly predicated. The investigators knew from Day One that the subsource for the Steele Dossier was a Russian spy known to specialize in Russia’s disinformation projects.

The DOJ can investigate all it wants. It’s a dry well. There’s a reason why nothing from Mueller’s investigation found its way into the Democrats’ articles of impeachment. Watch Jim Jordan utterly shred Mueller during a House Judiciary Committee hearing:

You want Mueller testifying? You can’t be serious.

Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which investigated Trump, said he believes some of the president’s actions warrant further scrutiny. “No one wants to give the perception of being vindictive,” Quigley said. “But, you know, I think there’s genuine concern with ongoing criminal activities. So, at the very least those should be looked at.”

Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has suggested forming an independent commission within the Justice Department to investigate the Trump administration and pursue criminal charges if appropriate.

It’s apparent that Democrats are vindictive to the Nth Degree. They’ve spent so much time investigating that they don’t know how to do substantive things that actually help people.