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In Pennsylvania, Fetterman is Beginning to Reel … and More

By J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 20, 2022
  • 4-min read

Fox News reports that John Fetterman’s U.S. Senate campaign is backing off Fetterman’s call to release over a thousand convicted 2nd degree murders from Pennsylvania prisons.

From the September 20 Fox News report:

Fetterman, the Pennsylvania lieutenant governor who chairs the state’s Board of Pardons (BOP), commissioned two reports last year released by Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) that recommended the BOP consider merit-based clemency for currently incarcerated second-degree murderers, as well as for the state legislature to reform the law that mandates life sentences without parole for second-degree murder convictions.

And then this from the story:

During a PLSE press conference on March 1, 2021, Fetterman said the reports documented “the lives that are destroyed” and “the resources that are wasted” due to Pennsylvania’s statute, and that he hoped the reports’ findings would “lead to a conversation” that would free close to 1,200 people.

“People,” as in convicted murderers.

Any voter living near a major Democrat-run city knows well how crime – including violent crime – has exploded in those jurisdictions. Urban crime has begun creeping into suburban areas from cities. Philadelphia has seen crime rates explode. Fetterman being a friend of murderers, robbers, rapists, and two-bit thugs is hurting his campaign for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat.

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21 Years After 9/11 and We Still Can’t Say, “Islamic Terrorism”

By J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 11, 2022
  • 3-min read

It’s Sunday, September 11, 2022 – that’s 21 years after the horrific events of September 11, 2001. Nearly a generation has passed.

I was watching Fox News coverage this morning of the 9/11 ceremonies at what once was the site of New York’s Twin Towers. That ceremony is always a sobering reminder that there are bad guys in the world who won’t hesitate to kill Americans on our on soil if given the chance. They’ll kill indiscriminately – the old, young, women, babies, handicapped – whomever.

In watching the coverage, I noticed that Fox hosts and commentators described the 9/11 attackers as simply “terrorists.” They expressed the concern that no other terrorists or “militants” (the other word employed) ever again rain destruction on the U.S. It was clear that the Fox crew wasn’t going discuss why the 9/11 attacks happened. They weren’t going to identify the attackers as Islamic or Muslim terrorists.

In fact, the terrorists who engineered and executed the attacks in NYC and DC – and who commandeered Flight 93 that heroic passengers brought down in a farm field near Shanksville, PA – most certainly had religious motivations (albeit fanatical) in doing so. 9/11 was, by these villains’ lights, jihad – an act of war premised and justified by Islam. Saying that, there’s no claim here that most Muslims are fanatically driven, though the 9/11 hijackers (commonly believed to be led by Muhammed Atta) were lauded by radical Muslims overseas).

Why the 9/11 attacks happened matter more than the when, what, and how. If we fail to acknowledge the motivations that Atta and his conspirators had, don’t we risk having other Islamic terrorists attempt the scale of attacks that occurred 21 years ago? That we haven’t experienced any other large-scale attacks is a credit to our vigilance. But, thanks to Joe Biden and the leftists who run his administration, our southern border is now wide-opened. It’s not just poor, migrant farm workers violating our laws entering the U.S. Among them are probably Islamic terrorists – and others willing to do harm to Americans. Being vigilant at airports isn’t enough.

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 to this day, the notion has been pushed that screening measures at airports and other public transportation hubs had to be applied equally. “Profiling” was deemed discriminatory. So, 75-year-old, blue-eyed, rosy-cheeked grandmas are pulled out line and searched as if they’re likely to blow up a plane. It’s absurdity in the name of equality. Police, TSA, and other security pros know it’s absurd. They know that people matching certain profiles are where Islamic terrorists are to be found. The Israelis have used profiling effectively for decades.

Of course, as the future unfolds, it doesn’t mean that terrorist threats will originate exclusively among Muslim peoples. Terrorism is a means. Radical Muslims don’t own the franchise. Looking ahead, terrorism may come from Mexico, for example. Emboldened drug cartels there are really paramilitary outfits. If drug lords see terrorism as a tool to protect or advance their interests, they’d have no compunction using it.

What about among Russians, as another example? As divisions with the West harden and grow, might we not see “unconventional warfare” originating from Russia? If we do, the focus of our policing and security needs to align with that threat.

We can’t just stop “terrorism,” as if it’s a generic threat to Americans’ welfare and safety. We have to know who is perpetrating terrorist acts and why. Understanding and accepting the root causes of terrorism is critical to preventing it.

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Biden was Desperate in Philly

By J Robert Smith

  • Sept. 2, 2022
  • 3-min read

Biden’s speech in Philadelphia last night was one for the history books. Joe’s fist-waving anger was daytime soap opera convincing. Half of America, disparaged as “MAGA” or in other venues, as “Ultra-MAGA” are working overtime to destroy democracy, claims our semi-cogent president. We’re fascists or “semi-fascists,” Joe charged days before at a Maryland Democrat rally. What, pray tell, is a “semi-fascist?” Right. Tens of millions of honest, hardworking, patriotic Americans are enemies of liberty, dedicated to waylaying the democratic process, just spoiling for chances to tear down government! Vive la révolution!

So, Biden’s speech, made before hallowed Independence Hall, was bathed in an ominous red light – the color of real revolution (check in with any commie revolution in the last 100 years). In the background, Biden was flanked by two U.S. Marines. I feel sorry for those guys. They were used as props in last night’s lurid theater.

Though the speech that Biden parroted had multiple purposes, it’s immediate purpose was crassly political. Democrats are fearful and growing desperate that the midterm elections are going against them in a Big Way. Biden was using his speech, stuffed with inflammatory rhetoric, as red meat thrown to his party’s true-believing leftist base. Biden’s handlers are scared that the base is demoralized and may not turnout in the numbers Democrats need to hold Congress, governorships, and down-ballot offices. A elections bloodbath looms.

What can we do to make that bloodbath a reality? Vote. Yeah, I know, elections will be rigged, so what’s the point? First, there are plenty of red states where Democrats can’t election-rig. There are “purple” states (like Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia) that are highly competitive. In those states, turnouts by pro-freedom forces need to be so substantial that those high numbers overcome any Democrat chicanery. At the very least, we have a moral obligation as patriots to make the effort.

Also, volunteer a little of your time and money to good-guy candidates. We all have busy schedules, and thanks to Biden’s handlers firing up inflation and crushing domestic energy production, our paychecks are being stretched every month. But $5, $10, $25 to a candidate of your choice goes a long way. A little sweat-equity from us helps campaigns a lot.

As a run up to last night’s speech, I had an article run at American Thinker Thursday. If you haven’t read, Biden Takes On the Soul of the Nation, please do! Here’s an excerpt:

“Thursday night, Joe Biden takes to the airwaves to “continue his battle for the soul of the nation.” Sounds kinda biblical — this must be God at work. As to the outcome of this battle, Joe and his godless legions might be in for a little surprise.

“Ahead of the midterms, Biden, whose handlers smell a shellacking coming Democrats’ way, is expected to try to frame the elections as a choice between Orange Man Bad’s 74 million voters and Joe’s collection of Marxists, establishment hacks, wannabe oligarchs, lifer bureaucrats, race hustlers, LGBTQIA+ zanies, and freeloaders.

“Joe, at a Maryland Democrat rally the other day, described America First voters as a “semi-fascist” horde determined to kill democracy. Joe was mum about the game plan Democrats have been pursuing to “transform” democracy. For Democrats, democracy is authoritarianism with a lot of lipstick, rouge, and uses the pronoun “we,” as in we’ve got the power and you don’t.”

The link to that American Thinker article is here: Biden Takes On the Soul of the Nation

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The Senate is Very Much in Play for the GOP

By J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 27, 2022
  • 1-min read

In case you missed it, from my latest article at American Thinker:


“Corporate media is at it again, shilling for Democrats. The spin heading toward Labor Day is that Republican chances of winning a Senate majority are fading. A GOP takeover of the U.S. House hangs by a thread. Nonsense. In fact, Republicans are going to win a House majority and have a good shot of doing the same in the Senate.”


“Right-thinking Americans should be hopeful about the GOP capturing the Senate.

“Campaigns don’t gear up until after Labor Day. Most voters don’t start focusing on politics until summer ends and kids are back in school. Horse race numbers before Labor Day are sketchy and the pastime of the political class.

“Midterm contests are about to begin in earnest, and voters have plenty of reasons to go the GOP’s way.”


“With less than one out of every four Americans believing the country is a-okay, how does that help ruling Democrats? Do such bleak numbers make Democrats feel more or less confident about their election prospects?

“Biden’s job approval numbers have been underwater for months. He’s rivaling Jimmy Carter for bragging rights as the most unpopular president in modern times.”


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Did the FBI Raid Mar-a-Lago to Protect… the FBI?

By J Robert Smith

  • Aug. 21, 2022
  • 2-min read

The FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s Florida compound violated his 4th Amendment rights against baseless searches and seizures. The raid may have more to do with than just trying to scuttle Trump’s anticipated 2024 presidential run.

The FBI may have undertaken the raid to seize sensitive documents related to the Crossfire Hurricane fiasco and the blatant smear-and-destroy campaign known as the “Russia Collusion Hoax.” It’s quite possible that higher ups in the FBI were worried that Trump, if elected in 2024, would use the documentation as a basis to appoint special prosecutors. The prospect of opening investigations into Democrat and Deep State wrongdoing, including the FBI, seems to have been a big motivation. Investigations, mind you, that could lead to indictments and prosecutions, which could result in convictions.

From The Epoch Times, August 19:

The DOJ’s coordinated FBI raid of Trump was likely related to the potential unsealing and public presentation of this information—particularly in relation to Trump’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit against Hillary Clinton, the DNC, and former FBI officials like former Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former agent Peter Strzok, and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page—and his amended RICO suit, which added more defendants.

It appears that the fix is in, starting with those orchestrating the Mar-a-Lago raid. From The Epoch Times, August 19:

Former FBI counterintelligence official and lawyer Mark Wauck said he is troubled by signs that the same cast of characters from the Russiagate scandal appears to be involved in the Mar-a-Lago investigation.

“If these people, who were part of a major hoax that involved criminal activity and displays of bias and seriously flawed judgment, are still involved, then that’s a major scandal,” he said in an interview.

Why do we know that the FBI is up to no good? This from World Tribune, August 20:

What if your superiors or colleagues [at the FBI] have betrayed your bedrock principals for political or financial purpose? What if you find yourself involved in the highly-charged investigations involving Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump? What if you were handed that ultimate hot potato, the abandoned laptop of the son of a certain former vice president?

Forced to choose between sworn duty and a leadership that has become alarmingly partisan, you know there is great risk in coming forward. You must be willing to abandon your career, your colleagues, and your personal security.

When one whistleblower was asked if he was concerned about coming forward with his information, his response was: “I’m more worried about what happens if I don’t.”

Often, things aren’t what they appear to be – or aren’t entirely what they appear to be. It’s very, very likely that the Mar-a-Lago raid was primarily about seizing sensitive documents that incriminate Democrats, DOJ and FBI players. The establishment is always determined to protect its own.

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Mexico’s Cartel Wars Explode Along the U.S.-Mexican Border. When Will They Enter the U.S.?

By J Robert Smith

  • August 13, 2022
  • 3-min read

Of course, the corporate media is either downplaying this story or not reporting it. Mexico’s cartel wars are erupting along the U.S.-Mexican border. The big question is: When with the violence spillover into the U.S.? Because the odds are it will.

The reason why the cartels have been emboldened to bring their wars to the border? Monica Showalter at American Thinker offers this (August 13):

It’s the logical consequence of Joe Biden’s open borders policy, which has made control of Tijuana and all border cities worth fighting for to Mexico’s brutal cartels. Apparently, three have laid claim to these cities — and they are big ones. TJ is bigger than San Diego, which is America’s sixth largest city, for one, putting these cities under an unprecedented siege.

If you click on the story link above, Showalter has posted photos of the war violence now occurring in these Mexican cities just a stone’s throw away from the U.S.

War violence, folks, not disturbances or riots. Let that sink in.

More ominous, Newsweek reports that U.S. consulate employees have been told by the U.S. Department of State to “shelter in place.”

From the Newsweek report, August 13:

“The U.S. Consulate General Tijuana is aware of reports of multiple vehicle fires, roadblocks, and heavy police activity in Tijuana, Mexicali, Rosarito, Ensenada, and Tecate. U.S. government employees have been instructed to shelter in place until further notice,” the consulate’s official Twitter account said.

The consulate further advised U.S. citizens to avoid the area, seek shelter if in the area, inform their friends and families of their situation and monitor news reports for information.

Throughout human history – and in nature – the axiom is true: Weakness invites aggression. Biden and the Democrats are corrupt and weak. The Biden regime’s open border policies have incentivized Mexico’s cutthroat cartels to fight to control turf right on the border. Why? To control the massive movement of drugs (fentanyl and meth, notably) into the U.S. We’re talking amount illicit commerce that rings up tens – more likely, hundreds – of billions of dollars in revenues annually for the cartels. Human trafficking is also very lucrative. Cartel coyotes are generating tens of millions of dollars in payoffs moving illegals into the U.S. Cartel honchos are deadly series about making as much money as possible by addicting and killing Americans with drugs.

The now nonexistent border with Mexico isn’t the result of incompetence. It’s the thought-out result of policy. Democrats want to flood the U.S. with illegals because they believe they’ll create new government dependents beholden to them for welfare checks and vouchers. In other words, Democrats are willing to burden the country – and rip us apart with the stresses and violence that attends – by permitting millions of illegals to enter to increase their political power.

Democrats have little to no regard for the welfare and safety of American citizens. Power and money are their gods. Unfortunately, we must endure the Biden regime (Joe isn’t in charge; his handlers are) until January 2025. So much more damage will be done to this great nation in the meantime. But it can be repaired. American greatness can be recovered. All of us have to give our votes and some of our time and money to help flip Congress to the GOP this autumn. Then we need to get behind a very persecuted man, Donald Trump, to capture the presidency a little over two years from now.

God save America.

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Biden to Declare Climate Emergency? Stop Laughing

By J Robert Smith

  • July 19, 2022
  • 2-min read

From the Daily Caller, July 19:

President Joe Biden could declare a climate emergency as soon as this week, according to The Washington Post, in a bid to implement elements of his environmental agenda as climate legislation has stalled in Congress.

Despite what Democrats and the corporate media say, the country is in the opening phases of a recession. Overall inflation – by the official measure – is at 9.1%. But key categories like gas, home heating and cooling, and many groceries (meats, in particular) are double digits on the inflation meter. A deeper recession is very likely.

Throw Biden’s potential “climate emergency” into the mix and a deeper recession isn’t just likely, but probable. In fact, “deeper” might be an understatement. Clamping down on conventional energy – namely, fossil fuels – will send a jolt through the entire American economy that will cause inflation to spiral up, businesses to fold, job losses galore, and slews of personal bankruptcies.

Sounds apocalyptical? Well, it could be if the president imposes the full radical green agenda on the nation.

Anyone following what’s happening in Germany? Germany’s an advanced industrial nation (forget the “post” crap). The German elite have been shutting down coal energy plants and forcing Germans out of gas-powered vehicles. They’ve upped Germany’s reliance on wind and solar power – both of which are highly unreliable and costly.

Again from the Daily Caller, July 5:

After pouring billions of dollars into green energy, Germany is facing economic calamity, including potential collapse should Russia shut off gas supplies.

On July 5, Germany announced their plan to rewrite 1970s legislation to send taxpayer funds to energy suppliers in an attempt to prepare for a possible recession, the Wall Street Journal reported. The collapse comes after Germany unveiled their plan to spend $220 billion to transfer all their energy needs to renewable sources, Reuters reported.

The situation in Germany is so alarming that the government has begun putting coal-fired powerplants back on line. Other nations in the EU are facing a similar possible crisis.

Biden’s handlers (more so than Biden, who is clearly suffering dementia), are simply delusional. There is no climate crisis to contend with in the U.S. or across the globe.

The notion that human activity (and even herds like cattle) are pumping so much carbon and methane into the atmosphere that the world is on the brink of tumbling into a greenhouse catastrophe is sheer whacky science fiction… utter nonsense pimped by cynics and cultish believers who want to exert more power over our lives. These people – mostly affluent progressives – have abandoned God and replaced traditional faith with zany cult beliefs under the guise of science.

Biden’s handlers, if successful – if they push their radical “save the planet” agenda to the max – will plunge this nation into economic woes that might rival the Great Depression. But anything close is bad enough.

This developing folly, by the way, is the consequence of Donald Trump being cheated out of his 2020 reelection. Unfortunately, even the honest and innocent are paying prices for that folly, which could grow worse in the coming months.

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Unlimited Dollars for Ukraine (But Pennies for the Border)

By J. Robert Smith

  • July 12, 2022
  • 1-min read

Bipartisanship is alive and well in Washington. Democrats and Republicans are providing Ukraine’s military with lots of stuff to fight the Russians. Even some conservative talkers and TV show opinionators are gung-ho for the U.S. lending ever greater support to the Ukrainians. Humanitarian aid has poured into that war-torn country as well.

Back in May, Congress approved an eye-popping $40 billion in aid to Ukraine. Imagine if only a fraction of that money was allocated to stop the epic troubles happening along what was once the U.S.-Mexican border? That’s not said flippantly. The U.S. southern border has effectively disappeared. It’s being overrun monthly by tens of thousands of “migrants.” Well, they’re migrants until they cross into the U.S. Then they become illegals. But that’s fine with Biden and Democrats, who as unspoken policy, not incompetence, laid bare the border for the invasion that’s taking place. Democrats want new constituents and voters. Big business wants cheap labor. It’s an unholy alliance.

So, showing that Ukraine matters more to the DC crowd than the security of our own border comes Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), who dropped this bomb on the Charlie Kirk Show the other day. Said Cramer:

“Well, I don’t know that the line is a dollar amount, Charlie,” Cramer began. “I think each request or each requirement, each demand, each circumstance requires its own discovery if you will. I don’t think we should do a whole bunch, necessarily, at one time. I think we should do smaller tranches, just for the purpose of renegotiating, and reaccessing.”

So, Cramer is basically saying that the U.S. commitment to Ukraine is open-ended, but pouring resources into finishing the Wall and putting whatever is needed in terms of law enforcement and National Guard on the southern border, well, isn’t the priority. Fighting for liberty in Ukraine matters more to Biden and Democrat and Republican members of Congress like Cramer than securing our nation. I guess gangbangers, cartel thugs, and lots of bad drugs pouring into the country take second place – if that – in the minds of the pea-brains who are supposed to represent us in Congress.

When will we say enough is enough and elect men and women to Congress who put America first?

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Biden is Hard at Work Trying to Steal the Midterms

By J Robert Smith

  • June 23, 2022
  • 1 min read

Mollie Hemingway, Editor-in-Chief of The Federalist, has a must-read article posted today at The Federalist. The Biden administration has been hard at work for many months using federal programs and offices in the states to identify, register, and turnout voters for the midterms – their voters, meaning Democrats and Democrat-leaners. Or anyone receiving federal government handouts. This is illegal – or just skirts the law. The Democrats did practically the same thing in 2020 as part of a comprehensive campaign to steal the presidential election from Donald Trump.

Hemingway is author of the super analysis on the 2020 election theft, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections. If you’re interested in one very important aspect of how Democrats foisted Joe Biden on the nation, read Mollie’s book. And also see Dinesh D’Souza’s eye-opening 2000 Mules documentary, which lays out the old fashioned way Democrats swiped the 2020 presidential contests: ballot box stuffing.

Charges Hemingway in her June 23 analysis:

When President Biden ordered all 600 federal agencies to “expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to obtain information about, and participate in, the electoral process” on March 7, 2021, Republican politicians, Constitutional scholars, and election integrity specialists began to worry exactly what was up his sleeve.

They had good reason. The 2020 election had suffered from widespread and coordinated efforts by Democrat activists and donors to run “Get Out The Vote” operations from inside state and local government election offices, predominantly in the Democrat-leaning areas of swing states. Independent researchers have shown the effect of this takeover of government election offices was extremely partisan and favored Democrats overwhelmingly.

The full article can be found at The Federalist. Follow this link to read it.

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Conceit, Lies, Greed, & the COVID Debacle

By J Robert Smith

  • Jan. 10, 2022
  • 1-min read

Hubris, not COVID, presents the greater existential threat to America.

If you haven’t seen the CDC map of COVID (CDC Interactive Map: Community Transmission in the US by County), it’s practically all red, meaning transmission is at its highest level (see above). The U.S. is awash in COVID infections. After nearly two years –- and heaven knows how much money and resources spent and how much wreckage –- COVID hasn’t been whipped, as laughable old Joe Biden vowed. In fact, as viruses do, COVID is spawning variants.

The saving grace is that the Omicron strain appears to be milder, signaling a wind-down. Hospitalizations and deaths from Omicron appear lower.

Per the virology, viruses “shift” or “drift.” Drifted viruses change gradually, allowing your immune system to provide “cross-protection.” Shifted viruses (COVID) represent an “abrupt, major change” and can trigger epidemics or pandemics. Viruses typically drift, because killing off hosts isn’t much of a survival strategy. Nature, not man, is resolving the contagion, as was the case with the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19. For sensible people, that should be a sobering realization.

Yet, sensibleness isn’t so common. The critical question is: Will enough of us draw the right lessons from the pandemic or are we doomed to repeat our mistakes again and again? And not just mistakes in the public health sphere.


The complete article can be found here: American Thinker. Thank you!

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