No Predictions for 2020, Just Some Thoughts

2019 was a momentous year.  We saw the Mueller investigation fizzle out hilariously.  All the progs were so mournful and confused.  Where was their Russian collusion?  Where was the smoking gun?  Ah, so sad.

We saw a new Attorney General state on the record that the Trump campaign was spied on.  And we saw him assign a special prosecutor to find out whether criminality was involved.  And now that prosecutor, John Durham, has answered that question, a criminal investigation is in process.  The Coup is upset that Durham hasn’t toed the line that Inspector General Horowitz followed when he said mistakes were made but he couldn’t prove criminality.  Durham has followed a bunch of threads back to the guilty and their bosses and it looks like we’ll see some indictments soon.

I’ll go out on a limb here and say that Kevin Clinesmith will either turn state’s evidence or be indicted very soon.  If he turns, then we should hear about an indictment of some of the bigger fish within a month or two.  So, either way at least one indictment by March 1st.

We’ve had a chance to get to know the Democrat Presidential Candidates both the minor players and the bigger names.  It is truly a remarkable collection.  And it’s not clear whether the most notable fact is the mediocrity of their intellects or the lunacy of their platforms.  Can you imagine Joe Biden or Kamala Harris on the same stage with Jack Kennedy and Richard Nixon?  Can you imagine Dwight Eisenhower debating foreign and domestic policy with Fauxcahantas and Butt Pete?  Even FDR, the man who introduced social security would laugh Bernie Sanders off the stage.

Initially I was sure that Creepy Uncle Joe Biden would be the nominee.  But when he was slapped around by Harris and eclipsed by Warren in the early state polls and after the Ukraine stuff started coming out, I figured his goose was cooked.  Well months have gone by and even though he’s trailing in Iowa and New Hampshire he still leads in the Super Tuesday races and in the national poll so at this point I won’t say who will emerge from the clown car as victor.  But it truly has been a wonderful experience to see just how awful the Dem candidates truly are.  Sure, they reflect the values and priorities of the far-left vanguard of their party but even the moderates are so out of step with the mainstream that even the center left independents will be horrified at what will be their alternative to President Trump.  And forget about the Rust Belt.  That will be ours.  So, I look forward to continued comedy and optimism watching the Democrat train wreck.

And even the Pelosi Impeachment has been an encouraging sight.  The Rust Belt has shrugged it off or even used it as a justification for voting for the President.  The rest of the country basically is where it always has been.  Our voters are unimpressed with the spectacle Crazy Nancy has created and in fact it looks like the thirty House seats with Democrat incumbents in districts that voted for President Trump are in a lot of trouble.  The potential to flip the House is real.  That is something to consider.

Several big court cases are in front of the SCOTUS.  It should be instructive to see if Roberts really is an honest constitutionalist or a ringer for the left.  We’ll probably find that out pretty soon.  Also going on in the Supreme Court is the status of Justice Ginsburg.  She is presently suffering from metastatic cancer.  She has had cancerous tumors removed from her colon, lungs and twice from her pancreas.  It doesn’t mean she will succumb from this condition any time in the next few years but it is extremely debilitating for even a young person to stand up under the side effects of the treatments these conditions require.  It would not be surprising for her to step down very soon to spend her remaining time with her loved ones.  In that event, a replacement of Justice Ginsburg by President Trump would definitively put the Supreme Court beyond even Roberts’ ability to swing left.  That would be worth seeing.

We will be able to follow the Brexit process and I fully expect that Boris Johnson will cut a desirable deal with the EU that frees Britain from the irksome legislative control of Brussels and puts immigration control back in Parliament’s hands.  I fully expect Johnson and Trump will find plenty of common ground in a trade deal between their two countries.

And finally, we will have the spectacle of the Presidential General Election.  I expect that President Trump will demand a better debate landscape than his predecessors agreed to.  He should refuse to allow only the usual leftists to ask the questions?  Wouldn’t it be a hoot if some of the good guys were given a spot on the panel.  How about Tucker Carlson and Michael Anton?  Honestly, I expect the President to win with a larger electoral vote count than in 2016.  I think he’ll add Minnesota to his tally and maybe even Nevada.

So, you can see 2020 will be a chock full of drama, comedy and consequence.  Stay tuned.

The British People Rally for Their Freedom

For us on the Right, today is a great day.  This is 2016 all over again.  Boris and the Tories took districts in the north of England that have never voted for the Conservatives before.  That is like Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan voting for Donald Trump.  The working class is coalescing around the opposition to our elitist masters.  It happened in the Brexit vote, in Donald Trump’s victory and now again in the British General Election.

The people need champions and some perceptive men are stepping forward.  Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and now Boris Johnson.  The pattern is there and so far, we’re running the table.  And we need to run the table.  We’re barely ahead of the end game.  These people have done so much damage that they’ve almost bled us dry.  It’s going to take hard work and enormous luck to claw our way back.  And America needs someone after Trump finishes his eight years to keep running the table.

But the deplorables are waking up and even the normies are starting to figure out that the people running the show want to get rid of them all together.  That’s a start.

Well, enough of that.  Boris will get his majority and it’s up to him to deliver a real and honest Brexit from the EU.  And he has to do it soon or he’ll lose the mandate he’s been given.  All these new MPs will only toe the line for as long as Boris has the public’s backing.  So now he needs to be the leader he says he wants to be.  He has to bully the EU into a good deal or he has to walk away with the No Deal Brexit.  That much is clear.  And finally, Boris can negotiate with Donald Trump to their mutual benefit.  An Anglo-American trade deal would go a long way to helping Boris compensate for any losses from EU trade tariffs and without a doubt special access to the UK market would be another boost to the already booming American economy.

But tonight, I just want to bask in the glow of all those traitorous Tories who Boris booted out of Parliament in October sitting on the sidelines while better men take their places and burning with impotent anger.  They sold out their countrymen for some EU perks and probably some cold hard currency but they lost the bet and now they’ll have to suck it up.  Their friends in Brussels will attempt to hurt the British economy but honestly, I don’t think that will work.  And let’s not forget that other big loser.  Barack Obama told Britain if they left the EU, they would go to the back of the line trade wise.  Well he got that exactly backwards.  But I guess he expected President Hillary Clinton to exact vicious revenge on British Deplorables too.  Funny how many things the Light worker turned out to be wrong about.

So well done you sons of Albion.  The freedom loving Brits are still standing on their feet.  Let’s hope and pray that we keep up our winning streak too.

 

30NOV2019 – OCF Update

So we’ve survived Thanksgiving and have today and tomorrow to recover sufficiently to stagger back into work on Monday.  Bravo, congratulations!

Looking ahead, The British General Election is a week from Thursday (December 12th) and by all accounts Boris Johnson will get his majority and the Brexit that it’s based on.  Supposedly he has all the Tory candidates sworn to a blood oath to vote for Brexit when they are elected.  As always, wait for the outcome but there may be some very good news for the English people by Christmas.

My article  “Reclaiming the Family – Part 3 – Recruit Grandma and Grandpa” seems to have been well received when I posted it on Tuesday.  I take particular pleasure in this because, from my point of view, advocating for practical and constructive action is greatly preferable to just spouting anger and predicting gloom and doom.  Not that there isn’t plenty to be angry and worried about but if you’re not going to do anything about it then just dig a hole and jump in.  I’ll try to expand the series when I have something useful to add.

Like everyone else I’m waiting impatiently for Durham to show some progress on his investigation.  Your guess is as good as mine on this whole thing.  We’ll just have to wait.

On the 2020 election things seem to be moving in the right direction.  The House is stuck with their impeachment fiasco.  Even the MSM has sort of gotten bored and wandered away from their freak show.  I don’t want to get too positive but it’s starting to look like the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate field is barren.  Even if Mrs. Clinton or Mrs. Obama “surprises” us by joining the race I don’t think that it will move the needle much at all.

So between now and Christmas there may be several very interesting stories developing.  Once I recover fully from the several hundred thousand calories I ingested this week I’ll diligently report on and bloviate about what I think they mean.

And of course I’ll faithfully update my Star Trek series.  The schlock shall not dry up.

Stay tuned.

Is Boris Johnson Ruling Out a Deal with Nigel Farage?

I watched this interview that Boris gave to the BBC and I’ll have to say I think he’s making an enormous blunder.  https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2019-50264395

Claiming that working with the Brexit Party risks throwing the election to Labour strikes me as completely wrong-headed.  There are areas of the country where voters would never vote for the Tories.  It’s a multi-generational family tradition.  But they’ll vote for Farage.  He’s one of them whereas Boris is not.

This looks like a case of Boris appeasing his allies and losing sight of the big picture.  If he allows enough seats to escape back to Labour then the new Parliament will be just as bad as the present one.  This is his chance to think more clearly about what the nation needs than what he wants.  He can divide up the districts into those that vote Tory and those that don’t.  Any Labour districts that voted strongly Brexit are a natural fit for a Brexit Party candidate and the Tories should leave these districts to the Brexit Party and support that candidate against Labour.  And even the overwhelmingly Labour districts should be left to the Brexit Party to challenge.  The Tories can replace the ejected Remainer Tories with reliably Brexit friendly Tory candidates.

Boris should be aware that coalitions are standard operating procedure in the British Parliament.  Attempting to squash the Brexit Party now will lead to disaster.  Sharing space on the Right with the Brexit Party will strengthen the Tories and weaken Labour immeasurably.

Wake up Boris.  Time is running out.

Remainers Allow General Election.  It May be the Last thing They Ever Do in Parliament.

After forcing Boris Johnson to extend the Brexit waiting period yet again to January 31st, the Remainers may have just signed their own political death warrants.  The Tories, with the cooperation of the Labor Party were able to pass a bill calling for a General Election on December 12th.

Currently Boris Johnson’s personal popularity is extremely high.  And the popularity of the Tories is also strong.  They currently lead Labor 37% to 25% as the two largest parties.  Add in the 10% that Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party controls and it’s practically a majority without the necessity of coalition building.  Add to this the anger by even Laborites at the dirty tricks that the Remainers have used to block Brexit and we have the makings of a popular revolt.

I imagine that Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage will need to coordinate their efforts to ensure that the Tories who have remained faithful to the Brexit promise are spared any Brexit Party competition and only Remainers and Labor districts are targeted for replacement.  I imagine Farage will start by selecting all the districts that were represented by Tories that were thrown out of the party for voting against the Hard Brexit last month.  But he may have an even larger prize with the districts that voted for Brexit in 2016 but have a Labor MP that voted against Brexit this year.  That could turn a small electoral majority into a landslide for the Pro-Brexit parties.

I have to confess I’m shocked that the Labor Party agreed to this election.  It seems like an unforced error.  I know there is an element of risk for the Tories.  Electorates can be fickle but I think the upside for them is immense.  With a well-orchestrated campaign attacking the shenanigans that the Remainers committed and playing to the British national pride I believe this will be the chance to have a Pro-Brexit majority in Parliament and provide the right environment to make the Conservative Party actually conservative again.  It will also allow them to shed their image as globalists and steal the populist mantle from Labor.

It is sad that Boris wasn’t able to fulfill his promise to leave the EU by Halloween but he has redeemed himself by ensuring that the British voters will get to have the final say on Brexit.  And based on the date of the election it looks like it could be considered an early Christmas present for the Britons and a good start for 2020.

If you look back to 2016 it was the Brexit victory in the UK that preceded and almost announced the way for the even more astonishing Trump electoral victory over the Wicked Witch and the Republican Dwarfs.

It would seem almost poetic justice if achieving Brexit with a truly conservative Parliamentary majority is the opening act for President Trump to crush the Resistance under the heel of William Barr and achieve re-election by a landslide.  If only we could imitate that venerable old English custom of installing traitors like Comey and Clapper and Brennan in the Tower of London and provide them with the just desserts they truly deserve.

Tonight We May Know if Brits Will Soon Get the Chance to Vote in a Pro-Brexit Parliament

According to this report the Parliament will vote tonight on whether a general election will occur in December.  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/britain-looks-set-early-election-attempt-break-brexit-deadlock-n1073201

Of course I wouldn’t put it past the Remainers, both in and out of the Tory party, to prevent the election.  They must know their days are numbered if they allow it.  Good luck Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the rest of the British people.

 

Fingers crossed.

 

11SEP2019 – OCF Update

Looking back eighteen years to that horrifying day it’s remarkable to think of how much courage and patriotism was squandered and how the enemies of this country both domestic and foreign have capitalized on the truly awful leadership that Bush and Obama provided.  I guess I should be grateful that we didn’t end up with the trifecta by way of Hillary but the bitterness of those wasted years is discouraging.

The lesson I’ll take away from all that is never assume the war is won.  It’s never over.  Complacency is fatal.  If you are not attacking the enemy then your are retreating.  Every institution that they’ve undermined and subverted is a battle that still needs to be fought, another hill to take.  Every RINO in Congress or running for President is a roadblock to rolling back the insanity that’s been imposed.  Make sure your leaders are actually on your side.  Check their bona fides.

President Trump and the Brexit movement in England and some of the other Nationalist leaders in Italy, Poland, Hungary and elsewhere give me hope that we still have time to scramble back from the edge of the abyss and straighten out the world we will leave our children and grandchildren.  I hope it’s not too late.

I’ll continue on some practical things I can think of for people to do in their own lives with their own loved ones to avoid the damage that our culture does to us, especially the young people.  I’ll add additional parts to the “Reclaiming the Family” series.  I think that is useful.

There are fifty days left until the Halloween deadline that Boris Johnson set for Brexit.  I am very excited to see if Boris can outmaneuver his foes and either let the date pass without any extension or force a General election.  I think between Farage and Johnson they can secure an actual working majority of real conservatives to pass the Brexit and any other British legislation that’s been held captive by the Tory globalists.  I hope he gets both those results.

Well, even though today broke eighty degrees New England summer is done.  The leaves are starting to drop and the butterflies and dragonflies are retreating.  Soon fall foliage will be going on and considering my red-green color blindness the results will definitely be hit or miss.  The NY Yankees look to win the AL East division and surprisingly it looks like the Boston Red Sox and their rabid fans will be missing the playoffs this year.  New York’s pitching is barely so-so but the hitting is phenomenal.  Which means they’ll probably be knocked out in the AL Championship game.  But Camera Girl is very excited to see them play and even I have dropped my perennial cynicism and have the boys of summer on several times.  Go Yanks!

And finally I have managed to hold onto my Biden prediction.  I’m ride’n with Biden.  I think Creepy Joe will be the nominee and President Trump’s punching bag.  Blood filled eye, advanced senile dementia or even occasional bouts of priapism should not stop Joe.  He’s a man on a mission.  And when he declares Spartacus or Fauxcahantas his running mate the signs in Revelations will be consummated.

Looks to be a busy fall.  Stay tuned.

Have the English People Had Enough?

In Britain, Boris Johnson has done everything legally possible to push Brexit over the line to completion, but a large contingent his own party has shown its true colors and figuratively and literally crossed over to the enemy camp to defeat the effort.  Will the Remainers be able to forestall a General Election?  Maybe they can.  And maybe they’ll even find a way to cancel Brexit.  But the real question is, have the English had enough?  Has the open and shameless flouting of the people’s will reached the point where the English will do something about it?  You may ask what?  After all, Britain is a Constitutional Monarchy where the elected representatives of the people in Parliament are the ultimate legal authority.  Is there anything the citizens can do if the various parties conspire to defy the will of the people and refuse to allow a General Election?

There surely is.  Any Pro-Brexit voter whose MP voted against Boris Johnson this week can write and e-mail and let his MP know that when the next election finally rolls around the MP will be out on his ear and Nigel Farage will be providing a replacement under his Brexit Party banner.  And he can add that this unfortunate MP shouldn’t expect to be elected for anything higher than dog catcher for the rest of his natural life.   And he should ask his friends to send the same.   In fact, Farage should already be publishing the names of all MPs who voted against Brexit and represent districts that voted for it.  I’ll bet that should be an interesting list.  There’s nothing an elected official likes less than the prospect of having to work for a living.

And that’s just the beginning.  Call up Farage’s office and volunteer time and give money to help get publicity and public opinion rolling.  Farage can use the money to buy advertising space in the papers and news sites.  He can use the money to do research on these Remainers and identify their links to globalist interests that benefit from Brussels’ hegemony over Britain.  There’s plenty that can be done if you’re angry enough.

A good example of how this can work occurred during the US 2018 Senate Elections.  Despite the supposed mid-term doldrums that swept the Democrats into the majority in the House, the Senate races were predominantly in red states and there were at least four democrats who were incumbents in very red states.  These were targeted by the Republican Senate Campaign Committee to showcase how these senators had voted against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court based on the lunatic charges and outright libel of a partisan hack.  And all four of these senators were ousted easily.

It’s easy to get angry and spout off about politicians.  But doing something, even something as easy as sending an e-mail, takes some willpower.  So that’s the question.  Are the English fed up with their disloyal government?  Are they ready to get up off their butts and do something?  I think they are.  And I expect they will hear from Farage very soon.  Hopefully Farage and Johnson can begin to coordinate how the coming election can be arranged between the Loyal Tories and the Brexit Party.  If they are smart, as soon as the date of the election is nailed down, they should begin a campaign to wake up the country and lay out their platform.  Let Brexit be just the beginning of reclaiming the country for its citizens.  Many Labour MPs are from districts that went heavily for Brexit.  Adding their seats to a Brexit Party constituency would begin an important realignment that is long overdue.  It would be similar to how Rust Belt Democrats crossed over to vote for Donald Trump.

I am encouraged by the determination that the English people showed in making the Brexit vote a success.  I am sure that they have the stamina to see this process through to a successful close.  It will be necessary to throw the globalists out of Parliament to finish the job but it will provide the added benefit of producing a working majority in Parliament that knows it is accountable to the voters.

 

Bravo to BoJo’s Brexit Brinksmanship

Donald Trump has reintroduced the modern world to Right Wing assertiveness.  He has ignored as “fake news” all the brow-beating that has typically paralyzed Republican politicians and gone his own way on policy matters.  He tears up old policy like NAFTA that doesn’t suit him and blazes a negotiating trail that leaves his opponents in the dust.  When President Trump called Boris Johnson, “Britain Trump,” he is hitting on something that has a basis in fact.  It’s not that the two men are highly similar in the details of their lives and philosophy.  It’s the fact that they are willing to throw the dice.  It’s their audacity.  Both men have won big by not playing it safe.

Now Boris Johnson is gambling on a grand scale.  He’s setting up a make or break scenario for himself, for his premiership, for the Tories, for the Brexit campaign and even for British independence, all on one throw of the dice.  It’s a two-stage strategy to preserve the Hard Brexit.

The first stage is to cow the Remainers from voting against Hard Brexit by threatening to oust them from the party and deselect them from running as Tories in their re-elections.  If this succeeds then Johnson’s hand is strengthened in his negotiations with the EU but, all else failing, a Hard Brexit will occur on October 31st.  But if the Remainers refuse to follow his lead on Hard Brexit then stage two is calling for a General Election.  And the audacity of this move would be Homeric.  Now Johnson is bringing into play Nigel Farage and the Brexit Party to essentially replace Remainers in both the Tory and Labour Parties in order to gain a majority in Parliament for the Brexit Movement.  That is indeed a gutsy move.  What if it fails.  Johnson would be out as PM.  The Tories would be a spent force.  Brexit would be revoked and the EU and the Remainers would reign supreme.  And even if the Brexit Party swings the majority to Pro-Brexit, who is to say that Nigel Farage will give Boris Johnson the premiership back?  It’s entirely possible that Farage could end up as Prime Minister.  After all Theresa May called for a General Election in order to strengthen her hand when she was trying to negotiate the Brexit and all it did was lose her the Tory majority she already had.  A General Election is the ultimate toss of the dice.

So, does that mean I’m saying that Boris Johnson is being rash in forcing the issue on Hard Brexit?  Hell no!

Boris has no choice.  His adversaries have rigged the game.  Much as in the United States both major parties are full of globalists who are more beholden to corporate and elitist interests than they are to the will of the people who elected them.  His only choice is to threaten these frauds with the only punishment they truly fear, namely being cast out of their lucrative, powerful government jobs that provide them with such a comfortable and privileged lifestyle to which they have become so thoroughly accustomed.  He is making them accountable to the people they allegedly represent.

So, he has no choice but throw the dice.  But that doesn’t mean he should not be greatly praised for doing it.  Think of the other allegedly conservative politicians who when confronted with choices like this surrender and follow the path the Left has goaded them toward.  Theresa May is the latest example but the list is literally endless and is prominently sprinkled with George Bushes of various middle names.

So, kudos to you Boris Johnson.  I hope the Remainers cave and make your life easy.  In fact, I actually hope you get the chance to negotiate a few of the terms of the Brexit with those geniuses in Brussels.  It would do them some good to actually start learning again what it means to treat with equals instead of dictating to the proles.  It might save them from the Grexit and the Itexit and even the Frexit.  But then again maybe they should get everything they’ve earned, with interest.

Everything You Could Ever Need to Know About Brexit

Over at the very excellent Claremont Review of Books, Christopher Caldwell has a very long article called “Why Hasn’t Brexit Happened Yet?

It’s exhaustive (and actually exhausting!) but very well written.  It gives you all the background you need to know just how desperate the globalists are to kill Brexit.  Only the truly hardcore will finish the whole article.  But I am a glutton for punishment so I did get to the end.