Senator Kennedy Wisdom

Senator John Kennedy often comes out with some words of wisdom. What follows are some of his most current observations….

“We all know President Biden is in trouble… and, therefore, America is in trouble. Measure it any way you want…

The debacle in Afghanistan which has emboldened Russia and China and Iran
The unbridled inflation
Gas prices
Open borders
Crime
A Justice Department that thinks parents are dangerous ‘domestic terrorists’
A Treasury Department that wants access to the checking account of every American that has a job

No wonder the American people are so angry. It’s no wonder that so many Americans think this administration does not care about them or their lives or their future.

Now, I say this with respect… with all the respect I can muster, but my advice to the President is this…

Mr. President, you just got to try harder not to suck ……”

Vaccine Insanity

Biden says all must get the jab or there will be consequences. There could not be a more moronic, maniacal dictate. Biden and his totally incompetent administration are doing their very best to completely destroy our country. The mandatory vaccine jab or be fired is at the top of the list.

Biden’s mandatory vaccine order extends to the military, all federal employees, and all companies that are contracted with the federal government that have more than 100 employees. The mandatory vaccine mandate has been adopted by hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and more. The result: the loss of thousands of experienced, dedicated people and a catastrophic decline in civil safety, health, and education.

We are learning that up to 25% of Navy Seals will be leaving. Thousands of other soldiers, sailors, and marines will the drummed out of the military with purported dishonorable discharges. They all will lose pension and VA health care benefits. All of this because of a completely ignorant — or maybe intentional — dictate by what now appears more to be a dictator than a president. I cannot think of anything more unjust to those who will be dumped out of their dedicated services.

The truth: millions of folks have made the decision to be vaccinated for Covid-19 even though the vaccines are experimental. Millions have chosen not to be vaccinated, but have contracted Covid-19, been sick, and have recovered; many not even knowing they had the virus. Biden insists even those now with a higher degree of immunity than those vaccinated still get the jab. Idiotic. And what is coming next is a dictate for boosters since we now know the current vaccines are not durable and are leaky with break throughs.

Biden’s dictate supported by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Godfather of the Wuhan Covid-19 virus, is in fact doing exactly what is biologically required for selecting even a more virulent, more dangerous, virus. Do you remember Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and now Delta strains with more to come.

The way to manage the Covid virus now is to stop the Biden/Fauci heavy handed tactics and fear mongering; let Covid run its course combined with a dedicated strong focus on therapeutics to help people when they are sick. From the very beginning, drugs such as Hydroxychloroquine, Invermectin, Remdesivir and others have been used effectively along with the administration of Monoclonal Antibody treatment. The Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics lists close to 20 drugs or treatments that are under study for treatment. None have had time for long term studies as Covid therapeutics, but neither have any of the vaccines. Several are drugs used for years for other illnesses safely with the best example being Hydroxychloroquine which for Covid treatment is classified as an off-label use. Now, some pharmacists are refusing to fill prescriptions by medical doctors for this and other drugs. More insanity.

It is time for people to say enough. It is time for all of us to say, “NO”.

Election Consequences

Colonel Richard Kemp, now retired, was once the head of all British operations in Afghanistan. In an interview on the Mark Levin show, he said what the United States has done is the worst debacle in foreign and military policy he has seen in his lifetime. He not only thought Joe Biden should be impeached, but as the Commander-in-Chief of all US forces, he should be court-martialed.

General Keith Kellog, a retired US General, was in the White House for over 1,000 days during the President Trump administration. He served as the Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the United States National Security Council for Trump. He said the Trump administration had plans for largely leaving Afghanistan that was carefully staged with conditions for Taliban behavior. The US was to leave a small force in country which included keeping the major air base, Bagram, in US hands. Any misbehavior of the Taliban had planned, expressed, and immediate consequences.

President Joe Biden did none of this. He simply had our forces leave unannounced. He abandoned Bagram air base and all the most modern military weapons our country has. He abandoned all the allies that had forces in country. He abandoned all US citizens there as well. Now there is a monumental scramble to try to rescue both US citizens and those of our allies and Afghans that supported the US over years. All are in danger of death at the hands of the barbaric Taliban. All could have been prevented.

That is not all. Biden has screwed up everything he and his administration have touched. Look at the massive movement of hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens coming over the southern border. Look at the loss of US energy independence. Look at the rise of inflation. Look at the proposed trillions of dollars of expenditures that not only adds massively to the US debt, but may well put the country into bankruptcy if enacted. Look at the teaching of critical race theory in schools and now even in the the US military. And on and on.

We are in trouble. Nothing Biden works. And we have a Vice President Harris who has spent much of her time flitting around the Pacific rim while smiling, nodding her head, and giggling while our country is in flames.

I have no idea how anyone who supported Joe Biden in the 2020 election or who supports him and his administration now can show his/her face in public. This includes the Brian Howeys and the John Krulls who call themselves journalists.

January 6th in D.C.

I read with disgust the column by Brian Howey concerning the events at the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021. I read distortion, fiction, and omission of key information.

Let’s start at the top. The Democrats are calling what happened at the Capitol an “insurrection”. There were literally tens of thousands of folks in Washington to support President Trump over a stolen, fraudulent election. If those folks wanted to institute an “insurrection”, there was grossly inadequate security at the Capitol to stop them. Speaker Nancy Pelosi saw to that. She stopped any proper security preparation fully knowing ahead there were some to be there to cause trouble.

President Trump admonished the tens of thousands of supporters to go to the Capitol and peacefully protest any acceptance of the Electoral College results given the wide spread indication of fraud in state after state. Vice President Mike Pence had the opportunity to delay any acceptance by the Congress for a couple of weeks. There was precedent. He cowardly chose not to do that.

Then we have Officer Daniel Hodges calling those who “breached” the US Capitol “terrorists”. If there were terrorists, it will come out they were not Trump supporters but likely rather of ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter or other fascist supporting group. When he was asked why police didn’t use guns, he said there were, “thousands of terrorists…. Only hundreds of us”. What he did not say was that there were never any….. repeat, any….. guns found on anyone at the Capitol. The only gun used was to kill unarmed Ashli Babbit by a Capitol policeman.

There are reports that the Capitol police escorted some into the buildings; invited them in. What was that all about….. “Insurrection”. I don’t think so. At this point we do not know many details because the hundreds of hours of surveillance video tapes have not been released to the public. I wonder why.

And then we have Representative Jim Banks and Representative Jim Jordan thrown off of the Congressional Committee by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Committee is supposed to find answers about January 6th. The motive to dump Banks and Jordan is blatantly obvious. She does not want any on the Committee that will ask tough questions. The Republicans that remain are RINOs Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. Who would guess?

Finally and most egregiously, we have hundreds of political prisoners being held without bail in Washington jails. They are there for now over 6 months without court appearances, adequate access to attorneys, or visitors. Even members of Congress have been barred from seeing into these prisons to check on conditions or talk with any who are being held. This is itself Constitutional violation and the work of the Biden administration.

It is time to release all video tapes of events of January 6th. It is time to hear the stories of those being held as political prisoners. It is time to know all of the truth about both events on November 3rd and on January 6th….. that is unless we are now under a dictatorship.

Kokomo’s LGBTQ+ Pride Day

By declaration, Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore has designated June 28th annually to be LGBTQ+ Pride Day in Kokomo. Why? Is there going to be a companion Straight Pride Day?

We hear a lot about “Rights” from the folks that identify with the LGBTQ+ labels (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-gender, Queer, and ?). This country is one of laws. There are all sorts of laws that protect the rights of everyone, so I am unclear about what “Rights” are being denied.

And I do not understand why those of the LGBTQ+ community feel a need to flaunt publicly their preferences for romance and sexual pleasures. Seems a bit strange to me.

Maybe we need a brief lesson in biology. There are only two genders for humans; male and female. That is it. Gender is determined for an individual at the moment of conception. On a genetic level, males have an X and a Y chromosome (DNA packages) and females have two X chromosomes; period. These pairs of chromosomes, XY or XX, are present in every cell of one’s body. That cannot be changed or altered. One is either male or female for a lifetime regardless of what outward physical alterations are surgically done or hormone treatments are administered.

Male and female throughout biology exist for the primary purpose of procreation; that is, creating the next generation. In our society, it is most common for a family to be formed consisting of one man and one woman committed to each other romantically and sexually with their children being cared for, loved, and nurtured to adulthood. This is strongly embedded in religious traditions.

All other romantic and sexual preferences are not from gender genetics but have more to do with attitudes and beliefs. Other adult pairings can be loving and nurturing to each other and even to children, but they cannot procreate. Individuals are certainly free to choose whatever they wish romantically and sexually as long as those choices do not infringe on others.

One issue in the forefront presently is that of trans-genders which is most frequently about one who is genetically male (XY) who wants to be considered female (XX); not the other way around. Genetically, not going to happen. And there is no case for genetic males to do anything surgically or hormonally to allow them to compete athletically with genetic females (XX). XY genetics produces different bone and muscle structure than does XX genetics. And there is no case for XY males to share locker rooms or bathrooms with XX females.

And the military. There is no case for taxpayers to pay for trans-gender medical changes. That is a personal choice that should be the financial responsibility of the person, not the military via taxpayers. The job of the military is to recruit, train, and maintain the most lethal fighting force on the planet; not pander to personal romantic and sexual preferences.

So, Kokomo is left with LGBTQ+ Pride Day. What that really means publicly will be seen next June 28th.

Masks and Covid 19

If you are still wearing a mask for Covid 19 protection, you might want to think again. I have seen many wearing a mask while outdoors walking somewhere or in their own car alone while driving somewhere. These may be the worst cases of ridiculous and even potentially harmful mask use, but there is more.

There is a report in the Epoch Times that parents in Gainesville, Florida, were concerned about their children wearing face masks all day at school. One parent, the mother of three sons, reported her sons broke out in rashes from prolonged mask-wearing.

She and other parents decided to find out what was going on. They gathered six masks (three surgical, two cotton, and a poly) that had been worn by students and sent the masks to the University of Florida’s Mass Spectrometry Research and Education Center for analysis. The results were astonishing and scary.

Eleven dangerous pathogens (disease causing) that included bacteria that cause diphtheria, pneumonia, and meningitis were found. Various other parasites and fungi were included. One mask was found to contain a virus that can cause a fatal systemic disease in cattle and deer. Other less harmful pathogens that can cause ulcers, acne, and strep throat were also detected.

We have all of this along with knowing the naked C-19 virus particle is so small that it will pass through masks.

Still the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that kids should continue to wear masks and socially distance until they are vaccinated.

Do your own research. There are many and serious questions with more seemingly emerging every week about both masks and the vaccines.

Illegal Immigrants in Indiana

At the direction of President Joseph Biden, the federal government is flooding the United States with illegal immigrants (a.k.a. illegal aliens). Reports are illegal immigrants are being transported to all over the interior of our country.

I became curious about how this might be impacting Indiana, so I called the Governor’s office with questions. I talked directly with one of Governor Holcomb’s assistants. The result: a stone wall. All she would say was “they (the feds) don’t have to ask and they don’t have to tell” when I asked if any illegal immigrants were being placed in Indiana. I asked again and received the same words. She would not say more.

This was disturbing since any illegal immigrants being brought into Indiana would impact schools, medical care facilities, social services, safety, and ultimately the economy of the state including taxes. Given that, I believe the citizens of Indiana not only deserve to know what is going on, but have the right to know.

It appears the Governor wants to keep Indiana citizens in the dark. It is unclear why. If the Governor does not know if illegal immigrants are coming into the state, he needs to revamp his intelligence system. He ought to damned well know.

If he does know, it is time for him to tell all. Indiana citizens have the right to know who is coming into the state and where they are being placed. Period.

Elections and US Military

[A post from one of our favorite alternative media sites]

The top of the US Military brass was previously provided the US Intelligence Report about the US elections. They were made aware that Trump had clearly won the US Presidential Election.

That being said, the US Military is obligated to get their orders from the legitimate Commander in Chief which would be Trump. The Uniform Code of Military Justice would have to be adhered to. President Trump can command and order the Military brass to arrest all those who are complicit and have them stand in front of military tribunals.

Trump will need to contact the US Joint Chiefs of Staff directly and have this carried out. Trump does not need to wait for the Generals to act solely by themselves. He can invoke the UCMJ provision supported by the Intel Report and the military’s own election investigation.

If any of the brass disobeys a lawful order then, they will be held accountable under this UCMJ provision and appropriate military charges would be determined and carried out forthwith.

Signed…. A Former MP Officer

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 led 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.