Calling “deadbeat” Durham, come in “deadbeat” Durham…, are you there “deadbeat” Durham?

Well, I guess they had us all fooled when they appointed John Durham, the former United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, as Special Counsel for the Department of Justice to investigate the origins of the Trump-Russia collusion probe.

Durham was billed as this “bulldog” of an investigator, who was going to get to the bottom of it all, and start dishing out some justice.

Like I said, I guess we all fell for it once again.

Stupid us, thinking some of these treasonous “swamp” vermin would finally pay the price for their actions.  

Thomas Barrabi of Fox News reports, “Donald Trump mockingly wondered if Special Counsel John Durham is still alive, as the prosecutor’s probe drags on into the origins of the FBI’s ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ investigation of his 2016 campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.”

“Durham has been probing the matter for about two years and was officially appointed a ‘special counsel’ by former Attorney General Barr last October. Trump has long referred to the FBI’s Russia investigation as a ‘hoax’ and has been hoping to see more results from Durham’s investigation.”

‘“Where’s Durham? Is he a living, breathing human being? Will there ever be a Durham report?’ Trump said in a statement.”

Oh, he’s living and breathing alright…, but is a “swamp donkey” technically classified as a “human being?” 

I guess he would be.

“Trump has accused FBI officials of improper conduct during their investigation.”

And former President Trump has been proven to be right on almost all of his assertions.

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller found insufficient evidence to prove collusion between members of the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia.”

Mueller’s “evidence” was not only “insufficient,” it was non-existent!

You know if Mueller and his hit squad could have found ANYTHING, they would have ran with it. 

In a report from February 2, 2021, Brooke Singman of Fox News reports that, “Attorney General Bill Barr says Special Counsel John Durham is ‘making good progress’ in his investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe.”

“Good progress?!!!”

“Good progress,” in Barr’s eyes, apparently means no progress. 

“Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation is largely focused on the activities of the FBI as he reviews the origins of the Trump-Russia probe, Fox News has learned, but sources familiar with the investigation said the prosecution of high-level FBI officials, like former Director James Comey, is ‘unlikely.’”

It’s “unlikely” because “swamp donkeys,” like James Comey, are not held to the same legal standards as someone like General Flynn, for example.

“Sources told Fox News that the investigation is ongoing and Durham completed the CIA portion of his investigation last year — and has now shifted his focus to activities of the FBI.”

Oh, goodie!

“Durham’s investigation has produced one criminal charge so far, against former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith, who was accused of altering an email related to the surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. That prosecution, though, did not allege a broader conspiracy within the FBI, and the conduct it involved had largely been laid out in a Justice Department inspector general report from last December.”

“Clinesmith in August pleaded guilty to making a false statement to Durham’s team. The offense carried a maximum term of imprisonment of five years and a fine of up to $250,000.”

“Last week, Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months probation and 400 hours of community service, and no fine.”

What an absolute joke.

Just to be clear, any of us “non-swampers” out here would be sitting in jail right now.

Just sayin’.    

In an article for Law.com, C. Ryan Barber, January 29, 2021, reported that, “U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia said he believed the former FBI lawyer, Kevin Clinesmith, did not knowingly insert an inaccuracy into the email to mislead a secretive surveillance court as it considered extending the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.”

“Boasberg, a 2011 appointee to the federal trial court in Washington, [this means he’s a verified “swamp rat”] said his review of the evidence against Clinesmith suggested the former FBI lawyer’s conduct was an ‘inappropriate shortcut’ to save him work. ‘But I don’t believe he was attempting to achieve an end he knew was wrong,’ Boasberg said.”

Really?

You know, the last time I got a ticket for speeding, I wasn’t intentionally trying to break the law either!

Do you think I’d have a case if I appealed my ticket to Boasberg’s court?

“Still, Boasberg said Clinesmith’s conduct had struck at the ‘very core of what the [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA Court)] fundamentally relies on,’ namely candor and accuracy from the government, in reviewing applications for national security wiretaps.”

Ha!

So, even so, we’re going to overlook all of that.

Singman continues, “The Justice Department relied on Clinesmith’s assertion as it submitted a third and final renewal application in 2017 to surveil Page under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act [FISA].

“Durham’s investigation began in May 2019, shortly after special counsel Robert Mueller completed his years-long investigation into whether the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election.”

“Mueller’s investigation yielded no evidence of criminal conspiracy or coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 election.”

Although, the truth be told, they never really expected to find any “evidence” of Russian collusion, since they were the ones who made that whole thing up!

They were really just hoping to uncover, something, anything, to tie to President Trump…, and they couldn’t even do that.

“Meanwhile, in December, Durham expanded his team, adding new prosecutors, after former Attorney General Bill Barr appointed him in October as special counsel to ensure he could continue his investigation during the Biden Administration.”

“In the scope order, obtained by Fox News, Barr stated that Durham ‘is authorized to investigate whether any federal official, employee, or any other person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence, or law-enforcement activities directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, individuals associated with those campaigns, and individuals associated with the administration of President Donald J. Trump, including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III.’”

Is that supposed to make us all feel better about Durham’s “investigation?”

“Under U.S. code, the special counsel would produce a ‘confidential report’ and is ordered to ‘submit to the Attorney General a final report, and such interim reports as he deems appropriate in a form that will permit public dissemination.’”

And what’s with all of these secret “confidential reports?”

In case any of you people have forgotten, you work for the American people, and we pay the bills.

Hiding the findings of your reports behind “national security” is etting pretty old.

We know the only “security” you’re protecting is your own.

“As for Comey, the former FBI director last year said Durham’s probe was not concerning for him.”

‘“I have had no contact with him and haven’t talked to him,’ Comey told CBS News’ ‘Face the Nation’ in August. ‘I can’t imagine that I’m a target.’”

That’s funny, because I can’t imagine you wouldn’t be!

“A spokesman for Comey did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.”

Again, that’s odd.

“Also, over the summer, Durham’s team questioned former CIA Director John Brennan for some eight hours at CIA headquarters. Brennan later said through a spokesman he was assured he was ‘not a target.’”

“Brennan, in December, during an appearance on ‘Fox News Sunday,’ said he had no problem with Durham’s investigation continuing into 2021.”

‘“I think that is fine, I have no problems with it,’ Brennan said, adding that he has already sat down with Durham’s team for eight hours. ‘I do believe that John Durham is going to carry out his responsibilities ably and hopefully not with any political influence.’”

Sooo, Brennan hopes Durham’s investigation isn’t like Mueller’s investigation?

These “swamp monsters” really crack me up.  

Barrabi continues, “Durham and other U.S. attorneys who served under the Trump administration were asked to resign earlier this year after Biden entered the White House. Durham stepped down from his post as U.S. attorney for Connecticut but retained his status as special counsel for purposes of his ‘RussiaGate’ probe.”

President Biden has pledged not to interfere with Justice Department investigations.

Excuse us, Illegitimate Joe, if your “pledge” means nothing to us, based on the rest of your “pledges.” 

“Last year, the Senate Intelligence Committee published a five-part report detailing Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Officials said some of the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russian officials were a ‘grave counterintelligence threat,’ but ‘found no evidence’ that Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russia.”

There’s that annoying “but found no evidence” acknowledgement again.  

“The committee also determined that FBI officials gave ‘unjustified credence’ to allegations levied in the infamous Steele dossier, an unverified report compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele.

Is it really a case of “unjustified credence” when it was they who concocted the whole treasonous scenario in the first place?

Now that Illegitimate joe is in office, with Merrick Garland as the Attorney General, we shouldn’t expect any of these “investigations” to produce anything. 

I’m sorry, former President Trump, you may have to wait until 2022, or 2024, when you’re re-elected.  

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

These are the four most powerful people in America?

Illegitimate and cognitively challenged, Joe Biden.

“Cackling” Kamala Harris.

“Lyin’, Cryin’, UpChuck” Schumer.

And, “Crazy Nancy” Pelosi

Our country is the leader of the free world, and this is the best we can come up with?

And these people have been in elected office for a combined 125+ years!

Please notice that all of these people are either from the West coast or the East coast.

That alone is not a good sign.

Our methods of selecting governmental representatives must be seriously flawed.

Either that, or the American people aren’t as smart as we think we are.

In any case, God, help us, and God help the world.

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

Hidin’ for Biden!

According to Charlie McCarthy for Newsmax, “The Secret Service interceded on Hunter Biden’s behalf to quash evidence of a gun purchase.”

Oh, really?

Now why would they do that?

Can you, in your wildest dreams, ever imagine the Secret Service, or any other governmental organization for that matter, going out of its way to protect one of former President Trump’s children in this manner?

The answer, of course, is “no.”

What we have here is just another example of the legal double standards for those who are friends of “the swamp,” and those who aren’t. 

Democrats, in other words.

“Based on information from two sources, Politico [a political news website] reported the Secret Service [which falls under the Department of Homeland Security] tried to obtain paperwork for a gun sale to [Hunter] Biden after the weapon was tossed into a trash can and then was missing.”

“The report surfaced on the day President Joe Biden was scheduled to hold his first solo press conference since taking office.”

I wonder if any of the press will ask him about it?

My guess would be, “over Jen Psaki’s dead body!”  

“The Secret Service said it had no record of agents investigating the incident, and the president, not under protection at that time, said through a spokesperson he had no knowledge of Secret Service involvement.”

Really?

So, I guess either the Secret Service is lying, or some other agency was masquerading as the Secret Service.

Hmmm.

“Law enforcement officials said any involvement by the Secret Service on behalf of the Biden family or on its own initiative would be inappropriate in an incident already under investigation by Delaware State Police with the involvement of the FBI.”

“According to law enforcement officials and a copy of the police report obtained by Politico, Hunter Biden’s sister-in-law, Hallie, searched Hunter’s pickup truck and found a .38 revolver on Oct. 23, 2018.”

Interesting. That’s a lie, but go on.

“She then took her brother-in-law’s gun, wrapped it in a shopping bag, and threw it in a trash can behind a high-end grocery store [Oh, that’s okay, as long as it was a “high-end” grocery store!]. When she returned later to retrieve it, the gun was gone.”

First, it’s illegal to just throw a gun in the trash, which of course Ms. Hallie will face no repercussions for.

Second, why did she go back and go dumpster diving for it?

“With the trash can located across from a high school, Delaware police began investigating and were concerned the missing gun could be used in a crime.”

“Secret Service agents then approached the owner of the store where Hunter bought the gun.”

So, these supposed “Secret Service agents” must have had access to gun registration records, if they knew where he bought the gun.   

“They requested the paperwork involving the sale, according to two people — one with firsthand knowledge of the episode, and the other briefed after the fact by a Secret Service agent.”

If these people already had all of the information regarding the sale of this gun, why did they want the store’s paperwork?

The ONLY reason they would want the store’s paperwork would be to erase any recorded tie of Hunter Biden to this gun.

But why would they have the need to do that, if Hunter Biden bought the gun legally?   

“The store owner, Ron Palmieri, refused to hand over the paperwork. He suspected Secret Service officers wanted to hide ownership of the missing gun in case it were to be involved in a crime, the two people said.”

Good job, Mr. Palmieri…, and that was a good guess, but it wasn’t the reason they wanted your paperwork.   

“Palmieri eventually turned over the papers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives [ATF], which oversees federal gun laws.”

I’m sure we’ll learn later that these papers have somehow been “misplaced” or “lost.”

“The gun was returned days later by an older man who regularly rummages through the grocery store’s trash to collect recyclable items, according to sources.”

Ha!

What are the odds of that?!

“No charges or arrests resulted from the incident.”

That’s odd. 

Although, if anyone would have been arrested, it would have been the gun store owner, or the old dumpster diver who returned the gun.

Just sayin’.

“Although Joe Biden was not under Secret Service protection at the time, individual Secret Service agents at offices in Wilmington, Del., and Philadelphia informally monitored the former vice president’s security, according to one law enforcement official.”

I’m sorry, but how exactly does the Secret Service “informally monitor the former vice president’s security?”

And what would all of this have to do with the former vice president’s security, anyway?

I guess it depends on what all falls under the umbrella of “security.”  

“As an example, the official said the Secret Service’s Wilmington office called the Delaware State Police in 2019 to arrange security for a public appearance by Joe Biden.”

“The Secret Service declined to confirm whether it had informal involvement in Biden’s security during that period.”

C’mon, now!  Did they “informally” monitor Biden’s “security” or didn’t they?

The answer is “yes” when that’s convenient, “no” when that’s convenient, and “we don’t know” when that’s convenient.

“A Delaware State Police spokesman responded to an inquiry about whether the Secret Service requested security for Biden during the period. ‘I have reached out to our sergeant who oversees the Executive Protection Unit with the Delaware State Police. He is unaware of any such requests or services provided,’ the spokesman said.”

So, again, someone is lying here.

Can you guess who?

I bet you can!

“In copies of the Firearms Transaction Record and a receipt for the gun dated Oct. 12, 2018, and obtained by Politico, Hunter Biden answered ‘no’ to a question on the transaction record that asks, ‘Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?’”

Ohhhh!

There it is!

There’s the reason the people who “informally” look out for former vice president Biden wanted to hide the fact that Hunter Biden bought this gun.

HE ILLEGALLY PURCHASED THE GUN! 

“Hunter Biden was discharged from the Navy Reserve five years earlier after testing positive for cocaine. He and family members have spoken about his history of drug use.”

He was probably wasted when he bought it!

“Lying on the form is a felony, though prosecutions for it are rare.”

Yeah, “prosecutions for it are rare,” if, like I said, you’re a friend of “the swamp.”

Anyone else would be facing felony charges.

Believe that!

Would you like me to tell you what I believe happened here?

Okay, I’m assuming you do!

Here’s the deal, as Sleepy Joe would say.

Hunter Biden bought the gun for whatever reason, and had second thoughts about it, since he lied in order to get it. If he didn’t actually have the gun, no one could ever really tie it to him…, at least in the world he lives in.  

So, he asked Hallie to toss it into a dumpster, which she did.

After thinking about it for a while, I’m sure they became worried someone would find it, use it in a crime, and it would then be traced back to Hunter.

So, Hunter talked Hallie into going back and retrieving the gun, so they could dispose of it in a different and safer way, for him.

When she went back to the “high-end” store and couldn’t find it in the trash, they didn’t know what to do.

Ha!

You’re brilliant, Hunter! 

What an idiot?!

A real chip off the old block!

Then, when the old guy turned-up (my hero) and turned the gun in, that’s when the fun started.

That’s when the gun was traced back to Hunter, and the “Secret Service” had to get involved.  

“Neither George Mesires, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, nor Hallie Biden responded to requests for comment.”

No surprise there!

And, of course, the mainstream, democrat propaganda, media won’t touch this with a ten-foot pole.

By the way…, what ever happened to the investigation into Hunter’s laptop, and that whole money from China and money from Russia for the Biden family thing?

I’m sure we’ll find out where Jimmy Hoffa is buried before we hear anything else about the Bidens as a result of these “investigation.”

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

“Honorable?”

According to Merriam-Webster, “honorable” is defined as, “Deserving of respect or high regard. Entitled to honor or respect. Consistent with a reputation that is not tarnished or sullied. Characterized by integrity and guided by a keen sense of duty and ethical conduct.”

I’m good with that definition.

But what’s the deal with the meaning of “honorable,” you may be asking?

What’s my point?

My point concerns how our government chooses to use, and employ, the word “honorable.”

I’m sure we’re all familiar with the term “honorable,” as it is used in our court systems. 

If you’ve ever been in court, for whatever reason, you’ll hear the presiding judge announced as ”the honorable,” Judge John Smith, or “the honorable,” Judge Mary Jones, for example.

I’m not sure if they do this as a reminder to the judge that they’re supposed to be “honorable,” or what, but I’d prefer they drop this presumptuous part of the title and allow me to be the judge as to whether they’re “honorable” or not.

On top of it all, they want everyone else in attendance in the courtroom to stand while the judge enters!

They can lose this too.

They don’t even make kids stand in school for the pledge of allegiance anymore for goodness’ sake!

Why are we supposed to stand for this person just because they’re a judge?

So, what…, they’re a judge?

We elected them, in most cases, or they were appointed by someone else we elected. 

They work for us.

We should not be asked to worship the ground they walk on.

Another observation I’ve noticed, concerning the use of the word “honorable” in government, is when politicians on committees, or people called to testify before Congress, are recognized with a name placard identifying them as “honorable” Mr. or Ms. Smith, or whatever.  

Again, I’m not sure if they do this as a reminder to the person that they’re supposed to be “honorable,” or what, but I’d prefer they drop this presumptuous part of the title and allow me to be the judge as to whether they’re “honorable” or not.

What really annoys me is when identify some of these people as “honorable,” when I know they’re anything but!

For example:

Unless you’re going to be honest about the description of a person’s reputation, we could do without this designation as well.

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

My oh my, how Mayorkas can lie!

If I didn’t know any better, I’d say Mr. Mayorkas had an advanced degree from the Clinton center for falsehoods and plausible deniability!

Homeland Security Secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas made the talk show rounds this last weekend, and he was an absolute well of misinformation!

And that’s being nice.

Secretary Mayorkas started off by saying, “We have an asylum program that recognizes young children’s right to claim asylum, to claim fear from persecution by reason of their membership in a particular group. That is what the law provides and we administer and enforce those laws.”

He says, “We administer and enforce those laws,” not “the law.

That is the problem here.  The democrats like to “cherry pick” the laws they want to enforce and the laws they don’t…, like letting illegal migrants free into our country without even scheduling a hearing date for them, or without any type of processing or vetting at all.   

Regarding former President Trump’s policy of returning many of these illegal immigrants to their country of origin, Mayorkas said, “The prior administration did expel children, did fly children to countries where — from which they were fleeing, countries that did not have the capacity to administer asylum claims, countries that suffer tremendous violence, poverty, corruption, and other infirmities.”

Have you looked at the United States lately, Mr. Mayorkas? 

“Violence, poverty, corruption, and other infirmities?”

Do you honestly think these kids would be any safer in any of your democrat-run, “sanctuary cities,” like Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, or Seattle?    

Mayorkas continued by saying, “The prior administration dismantled the orderly and safe way that these children could make their claims. It tore down the Central American Minors [CAM] program that allow these children to make their claims under United States’ law without having to take the perilous journey.”

This is not true. The only part of the CAM program that was terminated under former President Trump was the parole portion of the CAM program, which was terminated in August 2017. Individuals who were determined to be ineligible for refugee status were then considered by USCIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] for the possibility of entering the United States under parole.

“We are rebuilding that process,” Mayorkas continued.  “It takes time because the entire system was dismantled.”

Again, this is just not true.

Secretary Mayorkas was reminded about what President Biden said soon after becoming President, “Vice President Harris and I and our entire administration, we’ll always be honest and transparent with you about both the good news and the bad.”

This obviously hasn’t been the case, here, regarding the immigrant children being held at the border, seeing that reporters have not been allowed to see the conditions under which they are being held.

To this Mayorkas said, “Let’s not forget that we’re in the midst of a pandemic and we are focused on our operations, executing our operations in a crowded Border Patrol facility where hundreds of vulnerable migrant children are located.”

Okay…, here we go.  When all else fails, blame the pandemic. 

So, it’s okay to have these kids crammed like sardines in these “facilities,” not even being tested for the virus, in many cases, and then release them into the country, but it’s not okay to acknowledge the freedom of the press and allow a few reporters in to see what’s going on in there?

Mayorkas then said, “We’re working on providing footage so that the American public can see the Border Patrol stations. And I would encourage you and other reporters to see the facilities under the control of the Health and Human Services Department where those children are sheltered and where they belong and where we are moving them as quickly as possible.”

Ohhh.  Now I get it!  They’re going to “provide the footage” so we all can see what a great job they’re doing!

Would that be similar to footage provided by the Chinese Communist Party, showing how well the Uyghur’s are being treated?

That’s what you call a deceptive governmental propaganda film…, attempting to paint the government in the best possible light while controlling the evidence and the narrative.

And this is what the Biden administration is planning on doing?

Can you imagine the outcry and the outrage if former President Trump had not “allowed” the press access to border facilities?

The press was losing their minds down there as it was!

Mayorkas stated earlier in the week that, “We are on pace to encounter more individuals on the Southwest border than we have in the last 20 years.”

But, yet, he, Biden, Harris, Psaki, and all the rest, claim it is all former President trump’s fault?   

Can I remind you that President Biden has halted part of Title 42 to allow unaccompanied minors to stay in the U.S. during the pandemic, ended the provision that asylum seekers must remain in Mexico while their cases are being heard, and suspended the Safe Third Country Agreements to share asylum seekers with other countries, all in just his first two months in office…, but the disaster at our southern border is President Trump’s fault.  

“Safe Third Country Agreements is misnamed. There’s nothing safe about it. To return people to the very countries from which they are fleeing persecution, Mayorkas added.”

Huh…, yeah…, why would you want to return these people to the countries they came from?

Maybe because they don’t belong here?

And then he tries to sell us all on the assumption that these people are all fleeing persecution?

Being persecuted for what and by who?

Try being a white guy in the United States these days, and you’ll see what real persecution looks like.

Mayorkas has also stated, “The border is secure. The border is closed. We’ve been unequivocal in that and we are operationalizing our processes, executing our plans, we are a nation of laws, and we treat vulnerable children humanely.”

The only things that have any truth to them, regarding this statement is, “we are operationalizing our processes, executing our plans.” The rest are flat out lies.  

And just recently, as a part of “executing their plans,” the Biden administration has awarded ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement] an $86.9 million contract for hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter and processing services for families who have not been expelled from the United States but have been placed in immigration proceedings for their removal, which will result in none of them being removed.

How about spending that money on hotel rooms for some of our own citizens, who are down on their luck, and homeless right now?

How about spending that money on treating the mental illness, or addictions, many of these homeless people are experiencing?

You don’t because these people already vote democrat, if they vote at all.

The ultimate plan here is for one party rule by the democrats.

Let’s make no mistake about it.

And they will do anything and say anything to realize that goal.

I don’t have anything against these immigrants trying to find a better life for themselves.  If I was in their shoes, I’d probably be doing the same thing.

But, believe me…, IF THESE IMMIGRANTS WERE ALL POTENTIAL REPUBLICAN VOTERS, THAT BORDER WALL WOULD BE SO HIGH AND SO AIR TIGHT, THAT NOBODY WOULD BE GETTING THROUGH.

Just sayin’.   

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

Cure for cancer on the horizon?!

Wow…, that’s really big news, right?

I don’t know about you, but this seems like it would have garnered more news coverage than it has.

Especially since this claim is coming from the scientist who provided the first COVID-19 vaccine in an unbelievably short period of time, using the same type of methods she was in the process of developing a cancer treatment for!

We’re talking about Dr. Ozlem Tureci, here, the co-founder of the German company BioNTech.

Tureci, along with her husband, Ugur Sahin, were working on a way to use the body’s own immune system to attack tumors when they learned about the coronavirus last year, and chose to direct their focus towards developing a vaccine to combat the virus, using the same technology they had already been researching for over twenty years.    

Dr. Tureci was born in Germany, although her parents were originally from Turkey.

The quick delivery of the COVID vaccine was made possible by BioNTech’s partnership with pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer and Moderna.  

Dr. Tureci has been noted as saying, “The same principle can be applied to get the immune system to take on tumors, and we [already] have several different cancer vaccines based on mRNA.”

Dr. Tureci was asked when she felt these cancer vaccines might become available, and she responded, “That’s very difficult to predict in innovative development. But we expect that within only a couple of years, we will also have our vaccines against cancer at a place where we can offer them to people.”

“WE EXPECT THAT WITHIN ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS, WE WILL ALSO HAVE OUR VACCINES AGAINST CANCER AT A PLACE WHERE WE CAN OFFER THEM TO PEOPLE!”

Again, I ask, how is this not being hailed as groundbreaking news around the world?

I guess good news, hopeful news, is not in vogue right now. 

If the news is not divisive or negative, the mainstream media has no time for it.  

Given the millions and millions of people who have already succumbed to cancer, as well as the millions of people fighting cancer as we speak, this news should at least offer some well-deserved hope.  

So, what makes the vaccines developed by Dr. Tureci so different?

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “mRNA [messenger RiboNucleic Acid, a nucleic acid present in all living cells] vaccines [the type being worked on by Dr. Tureci] are a new type of vaccine to protect against infectious diseases. To trigger an immune response, many vaccines put a weakened or inactivated germ into our bodies. Not mRNA vaccines. Instead, they teach our cells how to make a protein—or even just a piece of a protein—that triggers an immune response inside our bodies. That immune response, which produces antibodies, is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.”

“Beyond vaccines, cancer research has used mRNA to trigger the immune system to target specific cancer cells.”

According to Ryan Cross for Chemical & Engineering News, “Messenger RNA technology promises to turn our bodies into medicine-making factories. But first Moderna—and a long list of old and new competitors—needs to overcome some major scientific challenges.”

And, of course, some major monetary challenges as well.

In the case of the coronavirus vaccine, then President Trump pushed and incentivized Big Pharma via “Operation Warp Speed,” and put our money where his mouth was. We got a vaccine and they made a boatload of money.

It’s funny how billions and billions of dollars can grease the wheels of progress.

Whenever we are talking about “Big Pharma,” we are talking about BIG money. 

And money is their primary concern.

Make no mistake about it. 

Actually curing anything is a distance second.

In fact, they really don’t want to cure anything.  If you are cured of something, you don’t need to take any more medication…, and if you don’t need to take medications they don’t make any money…, so, the goal is to make us feel better without actually curing us.

“Why are we so passionate about messenger RNA?’ Moderna President Stephen Hoge asked.”

The profit potential?

Sorry.

‘“It starts with the question of life,’ he explained. ‘And in fact, all life that we know flows through messenger RNA. … In our language, mRNA is the software of life,’ Hoge said”

You can call it whatever you want, Mr. Hoge, but let’s all hope Dr. Tureci’s prediction is accurate…, and that Big Pharma finds curing cancer a profitable enough of a venture, for all of our sakes.  

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

Taxing the “Rich” 101.

Here is my first public service installment from MrEricksonRules’ University, highlighting my course, “Taxing the Rich 101.”

“Taxing the Rich 101” rule number one: While “taxing the rich” may sound good, the truth is that big corporations and “the rich” never really get hurt by increased taxes.

“Taxing the Rich 101” rule number two: The truth is that big corporations and “the rich” just shuffle their money and assets around, and get around tax increases by using other “legal” means to protect their wealth, while passing on the pain of the tax increases down to the 99% of us who are just trying to make a living.

“Taxing the Rich 101” rule number three: “Taxing the rich” really means taxing everyone but “the rich.”

Case in point: Big corporations and “the rich” didn’t even get hurt by the pandemic.  In fact, they had record earnings and increased their wealth dramatically during the pandemic and the oppressive lockdowns, while the unemployment rate skyrocketed, and most small business suffered immensely and many thousands of them went out of business.  

Did everyone get that?

I hope so, because that’s the extent of the course.

The final exam is a pretty easy one.

You may say, “But MrErickson, we already realize this.” 

Undoubtedly, this isn’t telling some of my readers anything new, but this is written for those of us out there who still believe that “taxing the rich” may sound good.   

Now that we all understand what “taxing the rich” really means, let’s take a look at “President” Biden’s and the democrats’ proposed tax hike.

Biden reportedly planning first major tax hike since 1993 in next economic package

Spending bill could include hikes in the tax rate paid by corporations, wealthy Americans

According to Megan Henney of FOXBusiness, “President Biden is reportedly planning to include the first major tax hike in close to 30 years in the next economic spending bill set to follow his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.”

“The next spending initiative — which is expected to be even bigger, costing as much as $4 trillion — won’t rely on just government debt as a funding source and could include an increase in both the corporate tax rate and the individual rate for high-income earners, according to Bloomberg News, citing a person familiar with the matter.”

“The planned changes include: raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21%, raising the income tax rate on individuals earning more than $400,000, expanding the estate tax, creating a higher capital-gains tax rate for individuals earning at least $1 million annually and paring back tax preferences for so-called pass-through businesses.”

“Pass-through businesses” include sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and S-corporations.”

Pass-through businesses represent around 95% of the businesses in our country, meaning small businesses…, as if they haven’t been hammered during the pandemic enough. 

“The White House did not immediately respond to a FOX Business request for comment.”

No surprise there.

“The proposed tax increases will mostly mirror Biden’s proposals during the 2020 presidential campaign, when he vowed to reverse former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax cuts on ‘day one’ of his presidency. That includes raising the rate paid by corporations and wealthy Americans and making the tax code more progressive.”

Remember, “more progressive” really means more oppressive.

“Any tax increases included in the legislation would likely take effect beginning in 2022, Bloomberg reported, with some lawmakers wary of raising rates until the economy more fully recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.”

“An analysis of Biden’s tax plan conducted by the Tax Policy Center estimated it would raise $2.1 trillion in new revenue over a decade.”

So, that means this tax increase would pay for the “COVID Relief Bill” by 2032.

Nice.

“It’s unclear what other measures would be included in the proposal, but on the campaign trail, Biden emphasized the need for new infrastructure investments and measures to combat climate change, as well as ways to revitalize the manufacturing industry and revamp housing, education and health care.”

“Raising taxes will serve as a key test for the nascent [new] administration as it navigates a 50-50 Senate in which moderate Democratic lawmakers like Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Krysten Sinema of Arizona play an outsized role.”

If they’re really moderate democrat lawmakers, why do the vote with the rest of the democrats EVERY time?

The truth is, Joe Manchin and Krysten Sinema just talk like moderate democrat lawmakers, but they really aren’t.

“The infrastructure proposal is sure to ignite a firestorm of criticism from Republicans, and possibly some moderate Democrats, who are worried about the exorbitant level of government spending.”

Ha!

Democrats who are “worried about the exorbitant level of government spending?!!!”

I’m sorry to tell you, Ms. Henney, but those democrats don’t exist.  

Please be on the lookout for my next course, made available to everyone free of charge, from MrEricksonRules’ University.

Hey…, I’m just trying to do my part!

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

It’s not funny, Joe…, regarding your newfound progressive (oppressive) agenda.

In the months prior to the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden didn’t say much, and he didn’t answer many questions either.

People had concerns about him, but we were told by his “handlers” and the media, “Hey, this is good old moderate, Joe!”

“He’ll work with the other side.”

“He’ll get us back to ‘normal’”

“Good old ‘Joe from Scranton,’ good old blue-collar Joe!”

Well…, one corrupt election later, here we are with Illegitimate Joe as our president, and within a short two months, our country is already circling the bowl, getting ready to go down the drain!

What happened to good old establishment democrat Joe?

It seems that Joe Biden was just a Trojan Horse, being used by the radical democrats, so they could shove their America killing policies down everyone’s throat.

And it seems Joe is fine with that, as long as he gets to act like he’s important, live in the White House, fly around on Air Force One, and do all of the ceremonial presidential stuff. 

MrEricksonRules was able to get an exclusive interview with Illegitimate Joe…, which was obviously a mistake on their part!

I was able to ask Sleepy Joe about his surprising change of heart on many of the issues he addressed (most people would call them lies), mainly during the debates he was forced to have with President Trump.

Well, here’s the interview, and you can judge for yourself.

MrEricksonRules: Good afternoon Mr. President.  I appreciate you giving us some of your time between naps for this interview.

President Biden: Wait…, what? Who, who are you? Where am I?

MrEricksonRules: That’s not important right now, sir.  Do you mind if we get on with the interview?

President Biden: What? Wait…, where’s my thing…, you know…, the reading thing?

MrEricksonRules: I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, sir, but most people don’t use a teleprompter for normal day to day conversations, and for answering questions about your opinion on things.

President Biden: Well, I’m not “most people,” son, I’m a Senator…, I mean, I’m a President…, I mean I’m the President, I’m President Joe Biden of the great state of The United States!

MrEricksonRules: Okay, sir, got it. Are you amazed at how you somehow supposedly won the election?

President Biden: What? C’mom, man.

MrEricksonRules: I know I was amazed your democrat friends were able to pull it off as well.  Anyway…, moving on…, how do you think all of those union guys felt after you shut down the pipeline and killed their jobs?

MrEricksonRules: Ooookay. You laughed during the debates when President Trump said you’d ban fracking and kill the oil industry…, now you’re doing exactly that…, what’s the deal?

President Biden: Okay, here’s the deal…, wait, what?

MrEricksonRules: Regarding President Trump’s border wall, you and your friends constantly insisted “walls don’t work,” but now we see a wall erected around our nation’s capitol.  Do walls work or don’t they?

MrEricksonRules: You and your people claimed your administration would be the “most transparent administration in history,” which all administrations do, but it’s only been less than two months, and already your administration is blocking access to migrant facilities and attempting to hide what’s going on down at our southern border.  What do you have to say about that?

MrEricksonRules: You and your friends pushed to pass what was called “The Covid-19 Relief Bill” or “The American Rescue Plan,” of which it was neither…, but can you answer some questions about some specifics about the bill?

President Biden: What?

MrEricksonRules: Okay, great. 

President Biden: COVID? Yes…, hey, where’s your mask? Where’s my mask?

MrEricksonRules: You know those stupid masks really don’t work, don’t you, sir?

President Biden: Yeah…, I mean no, I mean, what?

EricksonRules: Why is only about 9% of your “COVID Relief Bill” going directly towards COVID relief?

President Biden: But, hey, here’s the deal…, 9% of $1.9 trillion is a lot of money!

EricksonRules: You’re right, sir, 9% of $1.9 trillion is a lot of money…, but the remaining 91% is ten times as much.  Where is all of that money going?

MrEricksonRules: What does $50 million to Planned Parenthood, $200 million to Museum and library services, $270 million to the endowment for the Arts, $600 million to Nancy Pelosi’s district, and $1.5 billion to Amtrak have to do with “COVID relief” or “rescuing America?”

MrEricksonRules: When we do the math, do you realize that every American is on the hook for over $5,700 for this “relief” bill, just so some of us can get a check for $1,400 of our own money back?

MrEricksonRules: Ooookay, well, I guess you don’t realize it or don’t care. Is it true you would sign an election reform bill that wouldn’t even require voters to provide some sort of an ID to vote?

MrEricksonRules: A bill that would infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights?

MrEricksonRules: A bill that would implement a lot of that crazy Green New Deal?

MrEricksonRules: None of this is really that funny, Mr. President.  I guess one of us is having a good time.  Okay, well moving on…, out of all of the executive orders you signed, which one would you consider a major accomplishment?

President Biden: Major? Those lying dog-faced pony soldiers sent my dog Major away just because he bit some security guy here!

MrEricksonRules: Yes…, I heard about that, sir.

President Biden: I’d like to take these security guys here out behind the gym and punch ‘em in the mouth, just like Trump!

MrEricksonRules: I don’t think that would be a good idea, sir. Maybe you could challenge them to a push-up contest instead?

MrEricksonRules: Anyway…, getting back to my question, what would you consider a major accomplishment, so far…, and I mean besides managing to walk around on two feet?

MrEricksonRules: How about just one more question, Mr. President? Sir…? Sir?

MrEricksonRules: Well, I guess that concludes our interview. Thank you for your time, Mr. President.

Well, my friends, I hope this interview shed a little light on where our “president” is coming from.

I know he really didn’t say an awful lot, but you know what they say…, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.”

And I may have spoken a little to soon regarding “managing to walk around on two feet?”

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

Biden says Democrats will support his tax increase!

REEEEEALLY?!!!

TELL ME MORE!!!

EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT…, DEMOCRATS WOULD SUPPORT TAX INCREASES!!!

This headline actually exists on the FOX News website: “Biden says he will get Democratic votes for tax increase.”

And this is somehow news?!

Don’t go too far out on that limb Illegitimate Joe!!!

Brooke Singman of FOXBusiness is the one who gets credit for coming up with this revelational story.

What’s your breaking story for tomorrow, Brooke…, “Scientists say the sun will rise today?!”

Ms. Singman is definitely today’s winner of the “Captain Obvious Award!”

Thank you, Captain Obvious!!!

Anyway…, back to the democrats’ proposed tax hike.

“Holding a razor-thin majority in the Senate, losing one seat means losing power for Democrats. In the House, they lead by eight seats, 219 to 211 with five vacancies.”

“Biden’s emerging plan, a source told Bloomberg, would raise the corporate tax rate from 21 to 28% and raise the income tax rate on individuals making over $400,000. It would also raise capital gains taxes on those making over $1 million, expand the estate tax, and pare back tax preferences for certain businesses. The tax hike would likely take effect beginning in 2022.”

“Communications director for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Mark Bednar, tweeted in response to Biden’s comments: ‘President Biden promises that Democrats will help him raise taxes on the American people.’”

“An analysis of Biden’s campaign tax plan conducted by the Tax Policy Center estimated it would raise $2.1 trillion in new revenue over a decade.”

“One year after the last major tax hike, in 1993, came what is known as the ‘Republican Revolution,’ in which the GOP picked up eight seats in the Senate and won a net 54 seats in the House, along with a net 10 governorships.”

I can definitely see a repeat of that on the horizon.

“The tax hike is meant to offset Biden’s next major spending package, which is set to focus on infrastructure and green jobs and could cost around $4 trillion, more than double the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill.”

“The tax cuts of 2017 under former President Donald Trump slashed corporate income tax rates from 35 to 21% and cut taxes in most individual brackets as well. But the 2018 midterm election was widely characterized as a ‘blue wave.’ Democrats saw a net gain of 41 seats in the House, while Republicans had a net gain of two seats in the Senate. And two years after that, the 2020 election, Democrats’ majority fell by 12 seats in the House, but they picked up two seats in the Senate and won [stole] the presidency.”

Hopefully our country can survive until the 2022 elections…, although, if the democrats manage to change the election laws as well, it won’t really matter.

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

Who’s a “White Supremacist” now?

Merriam-Webster defines a “white supremacist” as, “A person who believes that the white race is inherently superior to other races and that white people should have control over people of other races.”

I would agree with this definition…, and by this definition, I would guesstimate the number of these people, in the United States, is a very small fraction of the people…, like .0001 percent.

I also feel safe in saying that the vast majority of “white people” in our country feel this ideology is wrong and divisive.

The democrats, however, have now hijacked, and are attempting to redefine the term, “white supremacist” to mean anyone who doesn’t agree with their extreme totalitarian ideology…, and especially anyone who supported, or supports, former President Trump, and conservatism in general.

So, in essence, they’re trying to dump 70 million plus of us, if not more, into a “white supremacist” barrel that previously only held up to like 35,000 people. 

In addition, the democrats are attempting to redefine these people, who don’t agree with their extreme totalitarian ideology, as domestic terrorists!

This overt attempt at creating their own ideological police state is very dangerous, and scary, to be honest.

The Associated Press (AP) reports, “White supremacist propaganda reached alarming levels across the U.S. in 2020, according to a new report that the Anti-Defamation League [ADL] [An international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States.] provided to The Associated Press.”

“There were 5,125 cases of racist, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBTQ and other hateful messages spread through physical flyers, stickers, banners and posters, according to Wednesday’s report.” That’s nearly double the 2,724 instances reported in 2019. Online propaganda is much harder to quantify, and it’s likely those cases reached into the millions, the anti-hate organization said.”

What about the “hate speech” directed at President Trump?

I would venture to say the cases of this far exceeded 5,125 cases, AND THAT’S BY DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS ALONE!!!

And how about the “hate speech” directed at the supporters of President Trump?!

The cases of this by democrat politicians and the democrat propaganda mainstream media has to be in the thousands as well.

This doesn’t even take into consideration the number of “hate speech” cases by democrats in general.

But that’s okay, because we’re talking about President Trump and his supporters, here, and they deserve it, right? 

“The ADL, which was founded more than a century ago, said that last year marked the highest level of White supremacist propaganda seen in at least a decade.”

Right back at ya with the anti-Trump and anti-conservative propaganda.

“Its report comes as federal authorities investigate and prosecute those who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January, some of whom are accused of having ties to or expressing support for hate groups and antigovernment militias.”

‘“As we try to understand and put in perspective the past four years, we will always have these bookends of Charlottesville and Capitol Hill,’ group CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said.”

Okay, we see where you’re coming from.

It is a matter of selective perspective.  

‘“The reality is there’s a lot of things that happened in between those moments that set the stage,’ he said.”

There certainly was.

“Christian Picciolini, a former far-right extremist who founded the deradicalization group Free Radicals Project, said the surge in propaganda tracks with White supremacist and extremist recruiters seeing crises as periods of opportunity.”

Really?

‘“They use the uncertainty and fear caused by crisis to win over new recruits to their “us vs. them” narrative, painting the “other” as the cause of their pain, grievances or loss,’ Picciolini told the AP. ‘The current uncertainty caused by the pandemic, job loss, a heated election, protest over extrajudicial police killings of Black Americans, and a national reckoning sparked by our country’s long tradition of racism has created a perfect storm in which to recruit Americans who are fearful of change and progress.’”

These are also issues well worth being concerned about…, and being concerned about them doesn’t make someone a “white supremacist.”  

“Propaganda, often distributed with the intention of garnering media and online attention, helps White supremacists normalize their messaging and bolster recruitment efforts, the ADL said in its report. Language used in the propaganda is frequently veiled with a patriotic slant, making it seem benign to an untrained eye.”

Ya…, we wouldn’t want any of this “patriotic” talk catching on!

Do you really want to go there regarding propaganda?

“But some flyers, stickers and posters are explicitly racist and anti-Semitic. One piece of propaganda disseminated by the New Jersey European Heritage Association included the words ‘Black Crimes Matter,’ a derisive reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, along with cherry-picked crime statistics about attacks on White victims by Black assailants.”

No way?!

They actually said, “Black Crimes Matter?!

Unimaginable!!!

“A neo-Nazi group known as Folks Front distributed stickers that include the words ‘White Lives Matter.’”

What?!!!

They actually dared to say, “White Lives Matter?!

Shocking!!!

This cannot be allowed!!!

Do these people have no decency?!!! 

“The propaganda appeared in every state except Hawaii.”

Aloha!  “Pass the poi Mahalo!”

Good for Hawaii.

“The highest levels were seen in Texas, Washington, California, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and Pennsylvania, according to the report.”

That surprises me, seeing that Washington, California, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and Pennsylvania, are all such hotbeds of conservative thought!

Now please, please, don’t get me wrong…, I’m not downplaying or excusing the instances of real “hate speech” directed at any group…, but let’s get real here.

In America you’re allowed to have an opinion, regardless of how ignorant or how hateful it is.  That’s the First Amendment, and that’s freedom of speech.

All I’m saying is let’s be honest with what’s going on here…, and let’s not try to hang all of this crap on the 70 million plus of us, whose only crime is loving our country and the American way of life.   

If you’re not already “following” me and you liked my blog(s) today, please choose to “follow” me, which will keep you up to date on all of my latest posts, and/or leave me a comment.  I value your feedback and I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you, MrEricksonRules.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑