The Devil Always Gets His Due

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https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/08/us/trump-fbi-raid

Why would Donald Trump think the FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago was executed by the Democrats and Joe Biden, and not the Department of Justice?

Because that’s what he would have done. That’s the process he would have pursued. That’s the preview for the Main Attraction. COMING SOON! The SEQUAL to his first term in office.

When you DONATE to Donald J. Trump… this is what you’ll get.

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https://www.businessinsider.com/paul-manafort-gave-trump-data-to-russians-for-business-deals-2022-8

Now, I’ve never owned or operated a successful casino before.

But then again… neither has he.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/09/us/politics/trump-tax-returns-house-court.html

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I heard one of the talking heads the other day, ask if this would be the thing that finally CRACKS the support of the Republican Party…

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https://nypost.com/2018/11/09/trump-personally-arranged-payoffs-for-stormy-daniels-karen-mcdougal/

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https://www.thewrap.com/how-access-hollywood-found-the-trump-tape-and-why-nbc-news-probably-leaked-it-exclusive/

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… anyone ask a question like that been SMOKING some crack.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gang_of_Eight_(intelligence) 

The Gang of Eight is briefed on all matters of National Security, and an investigation involving charges that stem from the Espionage Act would definitely qualify as a matter of National Security.

Nancy Pelosi said on Morning Joe she wasn’t briefed in advance.
Senator Schumer told Rachel Maddow that he had no clue.
The White House said they first heard about it on Twitter.

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Why would they LIE in public as opposed to TELLING THE TRUTH? Playing politics with our National Security is UNACCEPTABLE.

Every American Citizen deserves the TRUTH.

Something doesn’t smell right here. Either they are being briefed on matters of National Security or they aren’t. IF they are, then they’re lying. IF they’re not, then what the hell is going on on Capitol Hill?

Boy, I sure hope the Leadership of the Democratic Party is telling the TRUTH. Because if they’re not… then the GOP is gonna have a FIELD DAY with this one.

But I don’t feel sorry for Speaker Pelosi or Majority Leader Schumer. They weighed the consequences of their actions and chose to speak on the subject. They didn’t have to say a word about it. They could have been HONEST and said it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing investigation and just left it at that.

To tell you the truth… the person I feel sorry for is Kevin McCarthy. If the Gang of Eight was briefed on the nature of these documents, then he would have known about the execution of this search warrant WEEKS in advance.

What did he know and when did he know it?
It’s gonna be hard to explain that one to Donald Trump… and that’ll make it hard to secure the support of his party in 2023.

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We’ve created this cast of characters through OUR VOTE. With OUR CONSENT. What does it say that the “UltraMAGA” supporters continue to call for whatever Donald Trump wants?

Does it say more about the people who would continue to support him, or does it say more about the SYSTEM that would allow a candidate like Donald J. Trump to continue to flourish… becoming their ONLY OPTION. Their candidate of last resort.

In the eyes of some, there are no alternatives left. Sometimes… you just have to knock the whole thing OVER and start again.

As it is in the wake of a violent STORM. As it is in the aftermath of a devastating FLOOD. Few things can compare with the effective strength of a massive body of WATER on structural integrity.

Water, neglect, and the passage of TIME come to mind.

And now, as some call for us to tear it all down, I wonder… what would they have us install in its place? Shall we tear down the statues of Washington so we can immortalize the Art of the Deal? Are we ready to toss aside the notion that in this Country, there are no Kings or Queens?

Or is there something MORE… something that goes beyond the TWO CHOICES on the ballot this fall? How can we ever expect to find the ANSWERS to these questions… when the resolution we have looks like THIS?

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CLARITY… above all else.

The Will of The People must be heard.

Not the Will of the DONORS. Not the Will of the SPECIAL INTERESTS.

The Will of EVERY American Citizen.

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The fight is not to destroy our Union… the fight is to secure it.

Let us waste NO TIME debating any strategy that would seek to undo what has already been done. There are no stronger advocates for Democracy in this world than the people of the United States of America. Because we know, our National Security is ensured when the VOICE of The People is ensured.

Every Citizen. Every Election.

More participation equals BETTER GOVERNANCE.

-JC

A Pyramid Scheme

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https://theintercept.com/2022/07/29/bank-of-america-worker-conditions-worse/ 

How can this be seen as a viable path toward a stable economic future? Focusing on the financial stability of corporations and financial institutions ensures there will always be something out there for people to BUY… but it doesn’t ensure there will be someone out there able to BUY IT.

Our Government goes to great lengths to ensure financial support for producers and manufacturers, but it often overlooks or is indifferent to the financial needs of the American Working Class.

They’ll step in and take action when the price of GAS or OIL starts to skyrocket, whether they actually have an effect on prices or not; but when people start losing their JOBS due to a pandemic… they hesitate. They drag their feet.

They fail to anticipate or understand the knock-on effects of an event like that. The generational trauma that can result from a family losing it all.

Companies and corporations, they have insurance payouts and golden parachutes. When things go SOUTH, they file for bankruptcy and then try it all over again…

Man, wouldn’t that be nice.

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https://www.nytimes.com/live/2022/08/07/us/climate-tax-deal-vote 

So, we’re COOL now… right?

See… they’ve been working for the American people all along.

Democrats get shit done! This is the People’s Agenda!

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/04/climate/trump-paris-agreement-climate.html 

All of it is ‘transitory’… because through all of it, there is no consistency between Administrations. It’s all or nothing. Do or die. What’s done under the leadership of ONE party is immediately undone by the NEXT. And it’s all done in the name of POLITICS.

Our Elected Officials play GAMES… while Americans DIE

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https://www.npr.org/2022/08/02/1115325176/pact-act-veterans-burn-pits-toxins-passes-senate 

Of course they were gonna pass that BILL. C’mon, it’s just POLITICS! They’re not monsters… just Senators. But you see… the problem is though; this is just what we’re able to SEE. Just the TIP. What other practices do they engage in that We, The People, aren’t privileged enough to see?

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If you’re not a fan of the sausage being made, then maybe we should change the way they make the sausage.

Our Right to LIFE, LIBERTY, and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS is not transitory. It’s not an entitlement or a government handout… it’s what makes this Nation GREAT.

It’s not the WARS we’ve won. 
It’s not the GODS we worship.

It’s the UNALIENABLE RIGHTS that we’ve been given by Our Creator; enshrined in Our Constitution and protected by Our Bill of Rights.

These Rights are UNIVERSAL… regardless of the STATE in which you live.

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Because it is SELF-EVIDENT.

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The most PARTISAN among us should not be allowed to dictate to us which of our Basic Human Rights are acceptable… and which ones are not.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/kavanaugh-conundrum-trump-s-fbi-grandstanding-highlights-flaw-bureau-s-ncna911991 

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https://www.snopes.com/news/2022/08/04/fbi-kavanaugh-wray-whitehouse/ 

The laws are written to benefit those at the TOP, while the rest of us must work just to get by. There is no SAFETY NET for the majority of this Nation. If we FALL, we fall. We start back at ZERO and pray we will somehow work our way back UP… Golden Parachutes be damned.

The people at the TOP of the pyramid must remember… it’s a long way DOWN without the support of the people at the BASE.

-JC

 

The Will of the MAJORITY

It’s nothing new. It’s just the same old cliches. It’s the microcosm vs. the macrocosm… as above so below… what’s good for the GOOSE is good for the GANDER.

When serving in an agency or organization that deals with matters of National Security, there’s a strict protocol employees must follow when serious problems arise internally. Dispute resolution, disciplinary actions, incompetence and dereliction, etc… all of them must be resolved in-house, in order to limit exposing classified intelligence.

Superior officers, supervisors, HR’s, IG’s… they can’t just call the local PD and risk exposing someone’s identity, or the details of an ongoing investigation. But conflicts MUST be resolved, because conflicts will arise whenever people, work in close proximity to other people… under extraordinary circumstances.

I think most Americans already understand that, even if they’ve never really given it much thought. Because basically, our government and all of its various entities and agencies are run like a SMALL BUSINESS. A heavily regulated, overly nitpicked, underappreciated small business.

So, that government-mandated, strict protocol… that Standard Operating Procedure… is like a LIFELINE for every employee of the United States Government. It’s the same for our Armed Forces as well.

It’s easy for us to be ignorant of that fact or to just take it for granted that such a system exists. Especially since we rarely hear anything about it.

Because IF there ever was a problem… naturally, someone would SPEAK OUT.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/07/29/jan6-texts-data-security/

And their story keeps changing by the hour.

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There were even HINTS that something serious was going on, starting in the early days of the pandemic.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/07/politics/anthony-ornato-deputy-chief-of-staff-for-operations

So… what’s the logical conclusion of that government-mandated, strict protocol?

The United States Congress.

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Let us celebrate the news… PROGRESS in the United States Senate.

Screenshots from MSNBCs ‘Prime’ (7/29/2022)

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All of this could have been done ONE YEAR AGO.

This could have already been helping Americans RIGHT NOW, because they could have voted on it LAST SUMMER… and then moved on to more pressing things.

We can clearly see it… there IS a problem.

It transcends PARTY. It transcends POLITICS. It goes beyond the previous Administration… it goes to the HEART of our government.

It’s a problem that cannot be resolved by political appointees or investigative committees alone. It’s a problem that involves the process by which they are appointed to those positions in the first place. It’s a problem of such magnitude, it requires the attention of every American Citizen…

That is, unless… THIS is the way we want our Government to continue to BE.

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As we gaze upon the Sands of TIME that lie before us, scattered in the aftermath of a fit of adolescent RAGE; what knowledge can we gain from the broken pieces… what lessons can our SHARED HISTORY provide? 

What comes next when the lights are FLASHING RED.

What comes from signals missed and messages unsent.

What price do we PAY when we ignore the warning signs.

Who suffers the most when we give in to LIES.

How many more cycles of BUST and BOOM are we willing to endure before we recognize… the problem lies WITHIN the system. 

It’s not the Legislators that fail us…

It’s the LAWS that have allowed those legislators to SUCCEED. 

Legislators legislate, based on MONEY and the pursuit thereof. To fund their re-election campaigns, to fund their political organizations, and to fund their political PARTIES.

Longevity doesn’t decide who will hold positions of leadership within the two parties. Seniority doesn’t decide who will hold a Committee Chairmanship… it’s money.

Whomever DONATES the most money to the National Party will be given that HONOR. That’s why they constantly FUNDRAISE instead of doing what’s necessary…

Doing what’s necessary might piss off their DONORS.

Our legislative and moral agendas shouldn’t be decided based on MONEY… and neither should our Elected Officials.

-100% Taxpayer Funded Federal Elections

-ONE CITIZEN=ONE VOTE

Remove the corruption, restore HONOR in governance.

Let us UNITE in Common Cause and secure our elections. 

Let us ENSURE that the Will of The MAJORITY of this Blessed Land… always reigns Supreme.

-JC