Election Incompetence

Indiana is fortunate to be a solidly red state. In November 2020, the vote for President Donald Trump was overwhelming. Down ballot, the vote for Congressional offices, state offices, and local offices went to Republican candidates with few exceptions.

But I wonder. I wonder how aggressively Indiana state voter rolls are examined and ineligible “voters” removed? Other states have been in the news with descriptions of all sorts of issues. Judicial Watch has sued several states to require purging of ineligible names. What “voters” have been found?

Illegal aliens
Dead people
People who moved out of state
People listing non-habitable addresses
People under voting age

And then there are the huge issues with people voting in more than one state, ballots counted multiple times, phony ballots, and finally, interference from afar with the electronic voting and tabulating machines.

We in Indiana may think we are absent these issues, but are we? Have we looked?

Then there is a question of competency in the conducting of the elections on the county level. Howard County is a case in point. Before the beginning of early voting, there was a “training” session for Judges and Inspectors, the people responsible for enforcing the rules at polling places. The training session was woefully inadequate. The county clerk talked for something over 2 hours while flipping through pages of her 3” binder. The binder was filled with official forms and instructions for Judges and Inspectors.

The problem was the binders to hand to attendees were not ready. They would not be until a couple of days before voting began. The attendees never handled one piece of paper. No poll worker was given hands on training with the electronic poll books.

Then came opening day for early voting. The polling sites were set up by volunteers, the County Clerk, and the Democrat member of the County Election Board. Unfortunately, no provisions for disabled voters who could not stand at the voting booth were included in pre-planning. There were many such voters.

Then there were the problems with the devices used. Scanning did not work all the time. Hand typing became then required. The signature pad on the electronic poll book was another problem. Any scribble was fine. How is this anything close to signature matching?

There is more. Machine counts and hand counts did not match. Ballots were stored overnight in a less than secured area. Ballot pick up protocol was violated.

Finally, and maybe the most serious, was in one polling site the wife of the Democrat candidate for Treasurer came into the polling place. She and the Democrat representative on the Election Board conversed while standing inside. This action was blatantly illegal. Conversation with her, the County Clerk, and the Democrat EB representative continued even outside but inside the polling place boundary. This wife even pulled out a poll worker to talk to and give instructions. The Republican member of the county Election Board took no action.

When later several issues were called to the attention of the Republican County Chairwoman, she did nothing but complain about the communications to her. She said this was not her responsibility.

So, this small example in one county in Indiana shows this state is not free of voting problems. There are several months now until the voting in 2022. It is time to tighten down everything. Get rid of the electronic devices, go back to the paper poll books where signatures can be truly compared, require people to vote in the precinct of their residence, and count votes by hand. It worked before and it can work again.

What happened in the 2020 election can never be allowed to happen again in any state including Indiana.

The Relic

When driving by 300 North Union Street in Kokomo, Indiana, one would never know once here was one of the leading medium sized daily newspapers in the world, The Kokomo Tribune. What stands here now is a burned out relic; a building hollow and locked up but with memories of greatness. It is doubtful current owners of this newspaper will ever restore the building following a fire in early January 2021.

Once here was a newspaper that led in the development of production technology and that had visitors from all over the world to see how production was done. Here was a newspaper that had the latest in a new 48-page Goss Metro Offset press built by Rockwell. Here was a newspaper that led in the development of computer technology and photo composition in newspapers.

Here was a newspaper that frequently on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays had to make double runs of the press because the issue that day exceeded the 48 page capacity of the press. Here was a newspaper that had over 200 carriers that delivered the paper to the door step of readers each day.

Here was a newspaper that was determined to be “First in the Nation” in penetration of its metro market by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the gold standard, for 8 of 10 years during one decade; and only second for the two remaining years. Here was a newspaper with a paid circulation of 34,000 daily and an over 95% penetration of its market. Nearly all homes in the market subscribed to and received the paper each day.

Here was a newspaper that people wanted to read and one that was trusted for truth and for comprehensive news of its community. Here was a newspaper that had a reportorial staff of about 35 to cover hard news, sports, and community features. Here was a newspaper that editorially reflected the consensus of the community with a moderately conservative political philosophy on its Editorial page, but one that strove diligently to keep opinion out of objective news reporting. Here was a newspaper that was at the heartbeat of the community.

When the Goss Metro press was first received, the Tribune building had a large wall of glass facing Union Street so people of the town could come by and see the press in operation. It was impressive. Nothing can replace the sights and sounds of a large newspaper press in operation. They loved it.

The management of the Tribune was active and recognized. The then publisher, Richard Blacklidge, was once president of the Hoosier Press Association, The Inland Daily Press Association, and finally, the American Newspaper Publishers Association. The latter was historically dominated by publishers of the large metropolitan papers of the United States. Blacklidge was also the Vice President of FIEJ, the international newspaper association.

The Editor, Dow Richardson, was a leader in the American Association of Newspaper Editors. He lead the news and editorial side of the Tribune for over 50 years.

Kent Blacklidge, the son of Richard Blacklidge, was the initial inside driver of the technological changes. He led in the development of one of the first computer typesetting machines in collaboration with engineers at Delco Electronics. He wrote several computer programs for production, circulation, and accounting applications. Kent later became publisher of the Tribune when his father retired. During his years as Associate Publisher and as Publisher, he led the paper in causes that bettered the community and the environment.

With his skills, knowledge, and spirit, Richard Isham was brought on as operations manager early in the technological change period. He, with his management team, brought newspaper production to perfection. Every 24 hours a new, fresh, and full of news newspaper was pushed out the end of the press and finally to Tribune readers.

The glory days are gone. The real Tribune family of those days has scattered, retired, or died. The Kokomo Tribune is almost gone. Even before the fire, it was a skeleton of what it once was. Both circulation and content have plummeted. Now even the physical building has been shuttered and locked. The loss to the community is immeasurable.

Newspapers once numbered about 1800 family owned and independent in this country. They were the “Fourth Estate” with power and influence to provide checks and balances on government. No more. The country is worse off for it.

To High Schools

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.
— By Dennis Prager.

To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.

I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

First — this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity — your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans.

If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America, one of its three central values — E Pluribus Unum, “from many, one.” And this school will be guided by America’s values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism — an unhealthy preoccupation with the self — while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

Second — I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America’s citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here — it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English — but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

Third — Because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning’s elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward.Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth — No obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school’s property — whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events If you can’t speak without using the f-word, you can’t speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as the “N” word even when used by one black student to address another black, or “bitch,” even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth — We will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way — the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago — by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth — And last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue. There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate — to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.

The Pack of Traitors

The election cycle of 2022 will be around soon enough. The Republican House of Representative members who voted to impeach President Trump should all be primaried out of office. There appears to be only one vulnerable Senator: Lisa Murkowski. She needs to go, too.

Here is the list of GOP traitors. The first are the House of Representative members that voted with all of the Socialist Democrats to impeach President Trump:

Liz Cheney – Wyoming
Anthony Gonzales – Ohio
Jamie Herra-Beutler – Washington
John Katko – New York
Adam Kinzinger- Illinois
Peter Meijer – Michigan
Dan Newhouse – Washington
Tom Rice – South Carolina
Fred Upton – Michigan
David Valadao – California

Get them out of the House!!

And here are the GOP Senators that voted with all of the Socialist Democrat Senators to convict President Trump:

Richard Burr – North Carolina
Lisa Murkowski – Alaska
Bill Cassidy – Louisiana
Susan Collins – Maine
Mitt Romney – Utah
Ben Sasse – Nebraska
Patrick Toomey – Pennsysvania

Unfortunately, only Murkowski is up for re-election on 2022.

MAGA loyalists must not let up. They must continue to oppose the destructive policies proposed by the Socialist Democrats and the actions of Criminal Joe Biden and Commie Kamala Harris. They all know they won the November election through fraud and a whole host of criminal actions with massive help from countries outside of the USA. It must stop.

On Covid-19

Ever wonder about the Covid-19 vaccines?

Now I get it, but still have questions. It goes like this. Traditional vaccines involve introducing to the body a degraded or debilitated version of the disease causing antigen (virus or germ). The degraded version (not strong enough to cause the disease full blown) was just enough to trigger our immune system to construct antibodies which attach to the disease particle identifying it as disease. Then the warrior cells tke over and wipe out the disease particle(s). There are also memory cells that are on alert for future infections. First sign … arms full alert and disease stopped in its tracks. No waiting for the immune system to crank up. The immune system is ready for the enemy.

Now along comes Covid-19, a virus causing disease. Science uses a completely different approach to getting the human immune system on alert and ready to fight from the onset. It does not use a degraded or debilitated virus particle to alert our immune system. Rather it has found a way to get our own cellular genetic system to manufacture a particle (protein) similar to one found on the stalk of the capsule that encloses the actual C-19 virus (RNA). The presence of that particle is enough to trigger an immune response. The cells that create antibodies are triggered into action and create the antibodies needed. The rest of the immune system action is as usual for an immune response. Hopefully, memory cells will maintain alert status, the that length of that “memory” is currently unknown.

What is being injected into muscle tissue (the vaccine) is the mRNA (messenger RNA) of the stalk protein needed to trigger a response. The vaccines must be kept at really cold temperatures or this mRNA degrades (denatures). When injected, Dendrite cells take it in. In the Dendrite cell the mRNA connects with Ribosomes (the protein factory) which uses the mRNA as a template to create the wanted stalk protein.

Production is triggered. When the product (the stalk protein) is released into the body, our body identifies it as “enemy” so cranks up the immune response and creates antibodies against it. On the system goes. Once a disease agent is tagged with an antibody, other “warrior” cells literally destroy it.

The main question I have is who regulates this system never used before for a vaccine. Once the Dendrite cells begin cranking out the protein associated with the disease, what regulates it and when does it stop? Don’t know the answer to this yet. Will the mRNA be reverse incorporated into our DNA? Will it stay active forever cranking our “disease” particles causing perpetual immune response? What happens when a similar but different variant of a virus comes along? Massive response? Who knows. Maybe scientists know all these answers, but from all indications this is a road not traveled before for a vaccine. I read mixed reports. There are medical professionals and biological scientists on both sides ….. all is well and all is not well with the vaccines.

I personally believe big Pharma prefers vaccine development rather than development of effective, perhaps inexpensive, therapeutics. And as time goes on, the medical community seems to be getting better at treatment. Death rates have fallen to very low lows.

So, get the vaccine or not. You have to make that choice.

Thank you, President Trump

[From an anonymous heartfelt author; speaks for many]

My days on earth are numbered, but before I fade away, there is something important I need to say. It may not be important to anyone else; but it’s important to me.

Win or lose, President Trump, I just want to say thank you for the last four years. Thank you for making it cool to be an American again.

Thank you for showing us that we don’t need to be under China’s thumb economically anymore or any other way.

Thank you for one of the strongest economies we’ve ever experienced in my lifetime.

Thank you for all you have done for the minority communities and the outstanding decrease in the unemployment rate for all Americans.

Thank you for the record employment for Americans regardless of race or gender.

Thank you for making us feel good to love our country and to be a patriot again.

Thank you for supporting our Nation’s flag and the men and women who fought for the freedom that stands behind that flag.

Thank you for supporting our nation’s law enforcement organizations, and understanding how difficult their job really is.

Thank you for quelling the flood of illegal immigration and bringing to justice the thousands of criminals that flood brought upon us.

Thank you for giving corporations a reason to come back to America to make our own products and put Americans back to work.

Thank you for bringing our troops home from endless deployments that presented us with little more than body bags and for your commitment to strengthen our military.

Thank you for Operation Warp Speed and keeping your promise to bring the Covid 19 vaccine to us in less than a year.

Thank you for your never-ending attempts at bringing peace to the Middle East and your support for Israel.

Thank you for your Tax relief and for our energy independence. Most of all though…..

Thank you for taking a damn rotten job that you never had to take!

Thank you for caring enough for this country to want to try and make a difference.

Thank you for showing America how little Career Politicians actually work for their constituents.

Thank you for showing us how much those politicians despise you for showing America how easy it is to build a great nation, rather than rape her to line their own pockets and stock portfolios.

Thank you for allowing us to experience a President that wasn’t a life long politician, but a life long American.

Thank you, MR. PRESIDENT … YOU DID YOUR BEST!

[I ADD THAT IT IS NOT OVER UNTIL THE CRIMINALS THAT COMMITTED FRAUD IN THE NOVEMBER ELECTION ARE CAUGHT AND BROUGHT TO JUSTICE. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MAY NOT SURVIVE A FAUX BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AND A CORRUPT SOCIALIST DEMOCRAT CONGRESS!]