Tone Deaf

To know Democrats, many newspaper columnists, and many electronic media talking heads are tone deaf or maybe worse — daft, all one had to do was read the Opinion page of the Kokomo Tribune on April 23rd. In particular, the column by John Krull, clearly a “never Trumper”, is filled with vitriol toward President Trump. Turn on your TV to most stations and you will hear much the same.

The Mueller Report states there was NO collusion with the Russians (not a crime even if so) by President Donald Trump or any in the Trump Campaign to influence the election of 2016. It took 200 pages to say that. NO COLLUSION!

President Obama knew well before the 2016 presidential election the Russians were at work. Did he warn the Trump campaign this was going on. NO. He, Hillary Clinton, and the DNC aided and abetted Russian influence by weaponizing the FBI, CIA, Department of Justice, and other intelligence agencies against the Trump campaign. He and Clinton wanted Trump defeated. He did not get that done, but crimes were committed not by the Trump campaign but by Obama, Clinton, and many in the FBI, CIA, and more. And before he left office, Obama made permanent employees of what were political appointed positions in an attempt to preserve the “deep state”.

Mueller, Weissman, and the henchmen tried to skate on the last 200 pages of the Mueller report. That half dealt with the charge of obstruction of justice. Interesting there can be no obstruction of justice when there is no underlying “crime”. Too, to be obstruction of anything, there must be action, not simply voicing anger or displeasure. Mueller wanted to muddy the waters to give Democrats in Congress the excuse for endless investigations and perhaps even the impeachment of President Trump. We are now left with the crazies in Congress: Nadler, Schiff, Cummings, Waters, Castro, Swalwell. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib. Those who are chairs of committees plan endless hand wringing, wailing, and harassment. It will not work.

Rather ironically, the reason Mueller had anything to say about obstruction of justice was that President Trump was totally transparent in his approach to Mueller. Millions of pages of documents and unlimited access to White House and campaign personnel, even to Trump’s personal attorney, were provided. No executive privilege was exercised; this was completely unprecedented.

President Donald Trump brought our country back from the brink of disaster. The economy is booming and predicted to continue to do so. Unemployment is at historic lows. More people working than ever in the history of the United States. Manufacturing jobs have returned. Wages are continuing to rise, particularly among the middle and lower classes. Stifling regulations have been rolled back. The USA is again respected on the world stage.

Thankfully, unlike Obama’s “wingman” AG Eric Holder, we now have an Attorney General in William P. Barr who will not be deterred in pursuing justice for the crimes committed by the Clinton side of the 2016 election Special Counsel Mueller willfully ignored. Barr will indict those who committed crimes against our country. It will take time, but Lady Justice will prevail.

The 2020 election will be more consequential than the last. It will be a continuing shining light on the hill with President Trump or economic collapse with all the freebies promised by the Democrats. That will be the choice.


Do you wonder about all of the new apartment buildings and condominiums near downtown with more to come on South Main, near north Washington Street and near the KHS gym? Let’s look at some facts.

Howard County population shows an increase of 55 people in the past year. That is estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau. The county total now is about 82,366. A Tribune article stated this is a drop of 386 people from the 2010 census. The U.S. Census data show Howard County had 84,964 people in 2000 or a loss of 2,598 people when compared to the present. A gradual loss trend is expected into the future regardless of the minute gain last year.

What are we to make of these numbers? Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight has said, “We can choose growth or we can choose decline. It all hinges on the decisions our leaders make.” Goodnight seems to believe community health depends at least in part upon an ever increasing population.

Maybe we need to be focusing on other factors. A recent newspaper article said that Howard County is ranked 80th out of Indiana’s 92 counties in health outcomes which measure how long people live and how healthy they feel. It finished 81st in health factors based on behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environment. Who wants to come into this kind of environment?

There was another article that indicated our area had a serious increase in violent crime. Local law enforcement disputed this claim explaining a change in reporting methods in 2015 resulted in distorted data. The article had indicated a 122.8 percent increase from 2012 to 2017 in violent crime in the Kokomo Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). This from the FBI Uniform Crime Report. Even if there was no increase in violent crime, the national reporting of “fake news” does not help the perception of life in Kokomo and Howard County.

Now the big one: housing. We see home construction continuing throughout the county. We see vacant homes in Kokomo. We see massive completed and ongoing construction of apartment complexes primarily close to downtown Kokomo. One has to wonder just who is going to inhabit all of these apartment units. Is Kokomo really expecting a huge influx of apartment dwellers? If so, from where and where are they expected to work?

I doubt commuters, which public officials estimate to be around 9,000 daily, to local employers are largely apartment dwellers. Most occupy homes in nearby communities, not apartments. A significant portion come from Noblesville and nearer Indianapolis. Do you really believe these folks are going to move into apartments in Kokomo, particularly near downtown. I don’t. So, what is the expectation?

There is a nasty rumor going around that the expectation is an influx of people from the Chicago area. If so, this is not good for our community. More people do not necessarily mean a better, safer, and healthier community.

We need to focus on quality of life, not numbers of people. We need to do something about health outcomes. We need to stay on top of crime which means being sure law enforcement is tops in both numbers and training. We need to address our general infrastructure, not just “look nice” or high profile while neglecting roads and alleys.

We do not need more apartments, particularly low income ones, but more we will get! They are already or soon will be under construction.

A new mayor will soon be in charge of Kokomo. Responsible leadership means doing what is best for our community. This may mean a change in direction in some very key ways. Think about this when casting your vote. Our future is at stake.

Senators Braun and Young on Immigration

How about this idea? The two of you lead the way and introduce legislation in the Senate that addresses all of the immigration law flaws. The laws need to end chain migration, anchor babies, visa lottery, Visa over-stays, and the endless legal maneuvering that allows any catch & release. We need to go to a merit based immigration system and limited numbers annually. The H1B-visa system needs overhaul if not elimination.

You could be heroes to many of us in Indiana. We are fed up with the lack of any action in Congress including the Senate to solve the immigration issues.

Senators and Representatives need to be on record. The only way to do that is to push legislation that solves problems and get it voted on.

I am pleased that as far as I know, Indiana does not have any sanctuary cities. I would hope, too, you would support legislation that slams the door on any taxpayer funds that go to cities and/or states that harbor illegal aliens.

We have plenty of illegal aliens already in Indiana, I am positive. I am most familiar with the area around North Central Indiana. Not good.

So, please get the motivation to act. Get legislation introduced that deals with the problems. Support the President.

There are many times when I believe President Trump is about the only one in the Federal government that cares about our country. The Congress has not demonstrated that it does.


You wonder why our country is struggling to survive. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is one giant reason why. In plain terms, she is as crooked as a dog’s hind legs. She tells all in a press conference last year. Here is what she said…

“We call it the ‘wrap-up smear.’ You smear somebody, with falsehoods and all the rest, and then you merchandise it. And then you write it, and then they’ll say ‘See? It’s reported in the press that this, this, this and this,’ so they have that validation that the press reported the smear, and then it’s called the ‘wrap-up smear.’ Now I’m going to merchandise the press’s report on the smear that we made”

She needs to go back to the 12th District of California and stay there.

The Truth Wizard

We have a new wizard in town. His name is William P. Barr. He is our country’s Attorney General.

I have watched this man testify before Congress. In his somewhat gentle way, he directly addresses questions and challenges. He is precise and will not be bullied by the Democrat Socialists on any Congressional committee.

Barr was born in New York City in 1950, the son of Columbia University faculty members Mary Margaret and Donald Barr. He was raised Catholic. Barr graduated from Columbia University with a degree in government and Chinese studies, then went on to George Washington University Law School for his J.D. degree (summa cum laude).

He has worked in the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Justice in various capacities. He was US Deputy Attorney General from 1990 to 1991 and then Attorney General from 1991 to 1993. In his confirmation process, he was approved unanimously by the Senate Judiciary Committee and then by voice vote by the full Senate. He was sworn in as Attorney General in November 1991. He returned to private practice upon leaving that post.

Barr’s current appointment as Attorney General was not so easy. The Democrat Socialists objected. The vote out of the Senate Judiciary Committee was 12-10 along a party-line vote. All Republicans “Yes” and all Democrat Socialists “No”. The vote in the full Senate went nearly the same way with only three Democrats voting to confirm, one Republican not voting and only Rand Paul voting no.

Barr’s presence is calming. He is physically a big man, kind of like a bear. He does not seem to get ruffled easily. He speaks softly, but directly. Already, he has put the Democrat Socialists in a panic by stating the Trump campaign was spied upon by elements of the government. He intends to pursue those who violated the law and bring violators to justice. Big Panic! Interesting that William Barr and Robert Muller, the Special Counsel, have been good friends since the 1980s. This, too, should put the Democrat Socialists in a tizzy.

As a personal aside, William “Bill” Barr loves the bagpipe. He has played competitively in Scotland. He and his wife, Christine, have been married 46 years.

William Barr is the new wizard in town. He reminds me of some character in the Harry Potter family. His new name should be “The Truth Wizard”. That it shall be.

“The Truth Wizard”!

D. Bruce Roberts Ph.D. Response

I feel compelled to respond to the Sound Off letter by D.Bruce Roberts Ph.D. that appeared in the Tribune on April 4th. He wrote in response to my earlier column about the Democrat party becoming the Democrat Socialist party. Dr. Roberts is all in on Democrat Socialism. This is understandable when doing some research on Dr. Roberts’ background. He is a professor emeritus (retired professor) from a Christian Seminary. His expertise is in religious education and development.

Frankly, he is of a mind that those of us who favor capitalism and free enterprise warn about. He was in a position in a college to influence young minds toward the goals of socialism. Those goals are skillfully masked goals similar to those of communism. It is crystal clear that neither works to benefit citizens. I don’t believe Dr. Roberts could name a single country on the globe where socialism or communism have in the long term worked.

Further, given his background, I doubt Dr. Roberts has had any experience or exposure to private enterprise where new ideas and services are created and payrolls have to be met. A significant motivation in private enterprise is the profit motive. He is a creature of academia which is supported financially by taxpayers, grants, and student tuition; not profits.

In what Dr. Roberts wrote, I see claim democracy and socialism go together. What he may not realize is that the United State of America is not a democracy. It is a republic as defined in the US Constitution. God help us if everything is run by pure democratic vote. We elect representatives to our state legislative bodies and the US Senate and House of Representatives. They make the decisions and promulgate law and direction.

He talks about worker-owned cooperatives and publicly owned enterprises. Nothing in our current system prevents these from existing now, but they must compete with private enterprise. He complains about big corporate bureaucracies controlling our society. We do have some level of agreement in that I do not favor unbridled capitalism. Reasonable regulation is required. That is what our legislative bodies are responsible for doing without killing motivation.

He claims corporate executives answer only to themselves and a few wealthy stockholders. I guess he has not yet heard of such as 401(K)’s. Millions of citizens participate in these and other forms of investment across the country. And now under our current system, we have the lowest unemployment ever for African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans. More people are employed in our economy now than ever in history. Times are good.

I did not read in what Dr. Roberts wrote any correction of fact of what I had written. None. The Democrat party is on a spiral downward. They have offered no creative policies or plans. They only engage in destruction politics with endless “investigation”.

Dr. Roberts says we have rule by the wealthy. I wonder who he thinks the smelly Walmart folks and the deplorables are? They are the ones who elected President Donald Trump, a strong capitalist. They are the meat and grit of this country. They are the ones who are ruling this country.

Putin to the Russian Parliament

“In Russia, live like Russians… Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, it should speak Russian, and should respect Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and wish to live the life of Muslims, then we now clearly advise them to go and live in those places where that’s the state law.

Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell ‘discrimination’!

We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture.

We had better learn from the suicides of so-called democracies — America, England, France, Germany, and Holland — if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries, BUT they will NOT take over Russia!

Our Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims.

When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest FIRST, observing that the Muslim minorities ARE NOT Russian.”

[The politicians gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.]

Comment: Maybe we can learn something from the Russians after all. The United States of America was founded based upon Judeo-Christian ethics and beliefs. And it was founded upon English to be the common language. If we expect our Republic to endure as a melting pot — i.e. assimilated peoples — we need to strongly and vigorously protect those ethics, beliefs, common language, and the letter of the laws set out under the Constitution or we ultimately fail. All we need do is look at Europe.

Deep State Collusion of Unparalleled Magnitude…Connect the Dots!

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Let’s follow the trail…… Everyone needs to read this. Slowly, and patiently, because it’s very important…… Here’s what it looks like when all the pieces are sewn together. It smells like conspiracy and treason.

From 2001 to 2005 there was an ongoing investigation into the Clinton Foundation. A Grand Jury had been impaneled. Governments from around the world had donated to the “Charity”. Yet, from 2001 to 2003 none of those “Donations” to the Clinton Foundation were declared.

Now you would think that an honest investigator would be able to figure this out. Guess who took over this investigation in 2002? Bet you can’t guess. None other than James Comey. Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?

Guess who was transferred in to the Internal Revenue Service to run the Tax Exemption Branch of the IRS? Your friend and mine, Lois “Be on The Look Out” (BOLO) Lerner. Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?

It gets better, well not really, but this is all just a series of strange coincidences, right?

Guess who ran the Tax Division inside the Department of Injustice from 2001 to 2005? No other than the Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Rod Rosenstein. Now, that’s interesting, isn’t it?

Guess who was the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation during this time frame? I know, it’s a miracle, just a coincidence, just an anomaly in statistics and chances, but it was Robert Mueller.

What do all four casting characters have in common? They all were briefed and/or were front line investigators into the Clinton Foundation Investigation. Now that’s just a coincidence, right? Ok, lets chalk the last one up to mere chance.

Let’s fast forward to 2009…… James Comey leaves the Justice Department to go and cash-in at Lockheed Martin. Hillary Clinton is running the State Department, on her own personal email server, by the way. The Uranium One “issue” comes to the attention of Hillary. Like all good public servants do, you know – looking out for America’s best interest, she decides to support the decision and approve the sale of 20% of US Uranium to no other than, the Russians. Now, you would think that this is a fairly straight-up deal, except that it wasn’t: The People got absolutely nothing out of it. However, prior to the sales approval, no other than Bill Clinton goes to Moscow, gets paid 500K for a one hour speech, then meets with Vladimir Putin at his home for a few hours. Ok, no big deal right?

Well, not so fast: the FBI had a mole inside the money laundering and bribery scheme. Guess who was the FBI Director during this time? Yep, Robert Mueller. He even delivered a Uranium Sample to Moscow in 2009.

Guess who was handling that case within the Justice Department out of the US Attorney’s Office in Maryland? No other than, Rod Rosenstein. Guess what happened to the informant? The Department of Justice placed a GAG order on him and threatened to lock him up if he spoke out about it. How does 20% of the most strategic asset of the United States of America end up in Russian hands when the FBI has an informant, a mole, providing inside information to the FBI on the criminal enterprise?

Guess what happened soon after the sale was approved? ~145 million dollars in “donations” made their way into the Clinton Foundation from entities directly connected to the Uranium One deal. Guess who was still at the Internal Revenue Service working the Charitable Division? No other than, Lois Lerner. Ok, that’s all just another series of coincidences. Nothing to see here, right?

Let’s fast forward to 2015. Due to a series of tragic events in Benghazi and after the 9 “investigations” the House, Senate and at State Department, Trey Gowdy who was running the 10th investigation as Chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi discovers that The Hillary ran the State Department on an unclassified, unauthorized, outlaw personal email server. He also discovered that none of those emails had been turned over when she departed her “Public Service” as Secretary of State which was required by law. He also discovered that there was Top Secret information contained within her personally archived email. ( Let’s not forget – at least 10 CIA spies in china were killed by the Chinese because of the leaks, and god knows what else occurred ) Sparing you the State Departments cover up, the nostrums they floated, the delay tactics that were employed and the outright lies that were spewed forth from the necks of the Kerry State Department, we shall leave it with this…… they did everything humanly possible to cover for Hillary. Now this is amazing: guess who became FBI Director in 2013? Guess who secured 17 no-bid contracts for his employer (Lockheed Martin) with the State Department and was rewarded with a six million dollar thank you present when he departed his employer? No other than James Comey. Amazing how all those no-bids just went right through at State, huh? Now he is the FBI Director in charge of the “Clinton Email Investigation” after of course his FBI Investigates the Lois Lerner “Matter” at the Internal Revenue Service and exonerates her. Nope…. couldn’t find any crimes there.

Can you guess what happened next? In April 2016, James Comey drafts an exoneration letter of Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile the DOJ is handing out immunity deals like candy. They didn’t even convene a Grand Jury. Like a lightning bolt of statistical impossibility, like a miracle from God himself, like the true “Gangsta” Comey is, James steps out into the cameras of an awaiting press conference on July the 5th of 2016, and exonerates The Hillary from any wrongdoing. Can you see the pattern?

It goes on and on, Rosenstein becomes Asst. Attorney General, Comey gets fired based upon a letter by Rosenstein, Comey leaks government information to the press, Mueller is assigned to the Russian Investigation sham by Rosenstein to provide cover for decades of malfeasance within the FBI and DOJ and the story continues. FISA Abuse, political espionage…. pick a crime, any crime, chances are…… this group and a few others did it.

All the same players. All compromised and conflicted. All working fervently to NOT go to jail themselves. All connected in one way or another to the Clintons. They are like battery acid, they corrode and corrupt everything they touch. How many lives have these two destroyed?

As of this writing, the Clinton Foundation, in its 20+ years of operation of being the largest International Charity Fraud in the history of mankind, has never been audited by the Internal Revenue Service.

Let us not forget that Comey’s brother works for DLA Piper, the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes. And see, the person that is the common denominator to all the crimes above and still doing her evil escape legal maneuvers at the top of the 3 Letter USA Agencies? Yep, that would be Hillary R. Clinton!

WHO IS LISA BARSOOMIAN? Let’s learn a little about Mrs. Lisa H. Barsoomian’s background. Lisa H. Barsoomian, a US Attorney that graduated from Georgetown Law, is a protege of James Comey and Robert Mueller. Barsoomian, with her boss R. Craig Lawrence, represented Bill Clinton in 1998. Lawrence also represented: Robert Mueller three times; James Comey five times; Barack Obama 45 times; Kathleen Sebelius 56 times; Bill Clinton 40 times; and Hillary Clinton 17 times. Between 1998 and 2017, Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times. You may be saying to yourself, OK, who cares? Who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman?

Apparently someone does, because someone out there cares so much that they’ve “purged” all Barsoomian court documents for her Clinton representation in Hamburg vs. Clinton in 1998 and its appeal in 1999 from the DC District and Appeals Court dockets (?). Someone out there cares so much that the internet has been “purged” of all information pertaining to Barsoomian. Historically, this indicates that the individual is a protected CIA operative. Additionally, Lisa Barsoomian has specialized in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the intelligence community. And, although Barsoomian has been involved in hundreds of cases representing the DC Office of the US Attorney, her email address is Lisa Barsoomian at NIH gov. The NIH stands for National Institutes of Health.This is a tactic routinely used by the CIA to protect an operative by using another government organization to shield their activities.

It’s a cover, so big deal, right? I mean what does one more attorney with ties to the US intelligence community really matter? It deals with Trump and his recent tariffs on Chinese steel and aluminum imports, the border wall, DACA, everything coming out of California, the Uni-party unrelenting opposition to President Trump, the Clapper leaks, the Comey leaks, Attorney General Jeff Sessions recusal and subsequent 14 month nap with occasional forays into the marijuana legalization mix …. and last but not least Mueller’s never-ending investigation into collusion between the Trump team and the Russians.

Why does Barsoomian, CIA operative, merit any mention? BECAUSE…. She is Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s WIFE….That’s why!!

Total Corruption!!!!!!