Opinion

The Conservative ‘Warrior’

As someone who’s very interested in the hijinks of the far-distant right-wing fringe, I subscribe to a number of email lists that give me a peek into the ‘mind’ of extremists.

Recently I got an email from Conservative Party USA that started with this noble-sounding line:

What is the Code of the Conservative Warrior?

Unlike liberals and radical progressives, the Conservative Warrior takes charge of his thoughts, feelings and actions. He happily discovers cause and effect relationships in the sphere of human action. His sense of life allows him to experience the joy of his existence.

This is just hilarious on its face.

From my experience, “conservative warriors” let Fox News tell them what to think and that’s what they think – to the exclusion of any and all facts. Period. ‘Sense of Life’? These trogs have less sense and less life than a potted plant. As for experiencing joy, again, from harsh experience I’ve learned that “conservative warriors” only true experience of joy is when they’re beating someone – either metaphorically or literally. They have no sense of fairness or decency. If money’s involved, then it’s no-holds-barred. I was young during the 60s and I *KNOW* how conservatives talk about anyone that doesn’t put on the brown shirt and march in lockstep. They will kill us all, given half a chance.

Self-Mastery means
The individual knows he exists as a being who possesses power. It is possible to call him or her a warrior
That means you gain control of any situation by calculating everything of importance. Then you take the necessary action based on your convictions and beliefs.
Remember, you’re not a leaf who is at the mercy of the wind; although the Deep State would like to reduce you to that state of existence.

Yes, because POWER is the only thing worthy in this world and woe to them without it. Truly Christian. Cold, calculating, controlling and merciless – the exact image of the ‘Deep State’ they’re howling about. Guys. GET A FUCKIN MIRROR.

As a Conservative Warrior
No one can push you or make you do things against your better judgment. You are tuned to survive, and you survive in the best of all possible fashions.”
Not only do you tune yourself to survive, you also thrive. You understand reality and you use your knowledge to succeed in your endeavors.

Yep! That’s RIGHT! If you don’t WANT to do it, “NO ONE’S THE BOSS OF ME”. Very mature. So helpful in a dangerous situation. As for ‘better judgment’ – keep in mind, these “conservative warriors” are the ones who eagerly voted for a man so racist and hateful he’d put children in cages because he didn’t think they were human because of their color. Or point-blank ignore a pandemic warning until it was a crisis. Yes, you “conservative warriors” are really doing your level best to kill us all.

During these trying times
You obtain peace of mind because you are confident in your ability to overcome challenges and obstacles. You believe that you will achieve your goals and desires.
Life continually presents you choices. Your success rides on your ability to make more correct decisions than incorrect ones. That’s especially true when you’re faced with big decisions. You know, the ones that can make or break you. If you decide to live a life filled with reason and rationality…and love that which you most value, you will enjoy living by the Code of the Conservative Warrior.

More code: “You’ve got enough money stashed away to live like a king while your neighbors starve and die, GOOD FOR ME!” Also,

“Life presents you with choices – screw everybody else, get YOURS NOW, so what if they die!! Dirty fucking hippies deserve it.”

It’s important
That you continue to seek new thoughts and new ideas, especially from the great conservative economists and philosophers. So many people shut themselves out when all they need to do is open up and look out. You should always be on the outlook for more information, never taking anything for granted, and never fully believing everything you hear. You must continue to exercise your mind, expanding it into unknown territory.

Yes, lap up the swill pouring from the mouths of thugs like Limbaugh and Hannity, your gods. NEVER BELIEVE WHAT YOU’RE TOLD – unless your gods tell you. It’s all a big liberal lie. That kind of retardation is going cost America a LOT of lives – nearly as many as we wasted in their idiotic wars like Vietnam and Afghanistan and Iraq already. “Conservative warriors” a term of art for “vicious, cold-blooded opportunistic sociopathic racists” and anyone calling themselves such marks themselves as an enemy of Humankind in my opinion. If you do and are reading this, please throw yourself directly into a tree chipper, it’s the highest service you could do right now.

The Conservative Party USA is:
Committed to protecting your individual rights…and enhancing your personal liberty and economic freedom.
The great economist Ludwig von Mises chose a verse by Virgil to be his motto: “Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.”

Faithfully yours,

Sam Gallo, Chairman Emeritus
Marcus Kohan, Chairman
Keith Westbrook, President
And all our other team members

As long as the wealthy approve those rights and as long as you pay homage to them. Again, more hilarity ensues at the mention of Mises – who came to be widely regarded as an “archetypal ‘unscientific’ economist”– polite way to say ‘loon’ in common parlance.

Lastly, Sam Gallo. Jesus… the guy is over 90, white as a soda cracker and from Louisiana. Want to bet he’d bring back slavery in a heartbeat? Wonder if he has a child bride. I mean, a real “conservative warrior” can do anything he wants, right?

This, right here, is the face of the force that’s working hard right now to wreck our country.

Cold-blooded, calculating, ruthless sociopaths that will do anything to get their way.

America is watching guys. Watching close. Taking names and details down.

When this crisis has passed there will be accountability for the crimes that have been committed. With any luck, this “conservative warrior” will be taking a dirtnap by then but his pals will be held up to blowtorching scorn for the rest of time.

People’s families and friends are dying RIGHT HERE AT HOME.

Best you sit down now and STFU now Sammy boy – this crazy talk is going get more people hurt.

Blocked Tweet

Donald Trump is a punk. He’s obviously got Russians monitoring his feed 24×7. This was knocked down in less than a minute! No problem. I’ll post it here. It’s called Freedom of Speech you drooling goon. You CAN’T silence your critics. Every voice you silence will spawn a hundred more. Resign Donald. DO IT NOW. The Russians are going to release all of your dirt and the world will soon KNOW what a scumbag you are. Please don’t drag our whole country down into that sewer with you. Resign. Do it now.

Farewell to Rush

List of Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom (Wikipedia)

Here’s the entry in Wikipedia. Thomas and Harvey are no doubt turning over somewhere.

Some of his more noteworthy remarks. (Snopes)

At least he got his medal

It will look almost as good as one of these on his gravestone.

Having lost my dear friend 

Kaye Sillery Fissinger – 5/16/44 – 5/18/17

to lung cancer, I can truly say that I understand the gravity of the situation.

Farewell Rush.

You won’t be forgotten… that’s for certain.

Your entry in this list will be a lasting reminder of GOP corruption gone wild.

Enough yet boys? Is it??!

“Justice” Roberts

Cory Gardner – VOTED FOR NO WITNESSES IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF DONALD JOHN TRUMP Jan 30, 2020

How can anyone wearing the robes of a judge sit quietly by as the very concept of justice is made a mockery of? Roberts is proving decisively that he is a creature of the GOP and unfit to wear the robes of Chief Justice. From the very beginning when he tried to muff Obama’s swearing in to now, he’s been a quietly smiling assassin of democracy.

The GOP’s vote today not to have witnesses or evidence is proof that Trump is guilty.

There is a firsthand witness and evidence that these people are also involved – and are now running the trial they are suppressing witnesses and evidence from – neat, eh?

Vice President Pence

Rick Perry

Mike Pompeo

Bill Barr

Lindsey Graham

Devin Nunes

John Solomon

Joe diGenova

Victoria Toensing

Rudi Giuliani

These guys make Nixon look like a piker.

November? Seriously?? Give this crowd of halfwit holier-than-thou hooligans hundreds of days more to wreck our nation??

That is the wrong answer folks.

Trump has to go NOW, the damage being done on a daily basis is horrendous and getting worse by the day.

Now that his buddies look to be giving him a free pass, you can count on it getting far, far worse.

I have every expectation Trump will try to order a nuclear strike somewhere in the middle east at the first opportunity.

Let’s hope our military leaders intervene and save us all.

Being a Liberal – What it Really Means

Lori Gallagher Witt

January 24 at 5:41 AM

I’m a liberal, but that doesn’t mean what a lot of you apparently think it does. Let’s break it down, shall we? Because quite frankly, I’m getting a little tired of being told what I believe and what I stand for. Spoiler alert: not every liberal is the same, though the majority of liberals I know think along roughly these same lines:

  1. I believe a country should take care of its weakest members. A country cannot call itself civilized when its children, disabled, sick, and elderly are neglected. PERIOD.
  2. I believe healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Somehow that’s interpreted as “I believe Obamacare is the end-all, be-all.” This is not the case. I’m fully aware that the ACA has problems, that a national healthcare system would require everyone to chip in, and that it’s impossible to create one that is devoid of flaws, but I have yet to hear an argument against it that makes “let people die because they can’t afford healthcare” a better alternative. I believe healthcare should be far cheaper than it is, and that everyone should have access to it. And no, I’m not opposed to paying higher taxes in the name of making that happen.
  3. I believe education should be affordable. It doesn’t necessarily have to be free (though it works in other countries so I’m mystified as to why it can’t work in the US), but at the end of the day, there is no excuse for students graduating college saddled with five- or six-figure debt.
  4. I don’t believe your money should be taken from you and given to people who don’t want to work. I have literally never encountered anyone who believes this. Ever. I just have a massive moral problem with a society where a handful of people can possess the majority of the wealth while there are people literally starving to death, freezing to death, or dying because they can’t afford to go to the doctor. Fair wages, lower housing costs, universal healthcare, affordable education, and the wealthy actually paying their share would go a long way toward alleviating this. Somehow believing that makes me a communist.
  5. I don’t throw around “I’m willing to pay higher taxes” lightly. If I’m suggesting something that involves paying more, well, it’s because I’m fine with paying my share as long as it’s actually going to something besides lining corporate pockets or bombing other countries while Americans die without healthcare.
  6. I believe companies should be required to pay their employees a decent, livable wage. Somehow this is always interpreted as me wanting burger flippers to be able to afford a penthouse apartment and a Mercedes. What it actually means is that no one should have to work three full-time jobs just to keep their head above water. Restaurant servers should not have to rely on tips, multibillion-dollar companies should not have employees on food stamps, workers shouldn’t have to work themselves into the ground just to barely make ends meet, and minimum wage should be enough for someone to work 40 hours and live.
  7. I am not anti-Christian. I have no desire to stop Christians from being Christians, to close churches, to ban the Bible, to forbid prayer in school, etc. (BTW, prayer in school is NOT illegal; *compulsory* prayer in school is – and should be – illegal). All I ask is that Christians recognize *my* right to live according to *my* beliefs. When I get pissed off that a politician is trying to legislate Scripture into law, I’m not “offended by Christianity” — I’m offended that you’re trying to force me to live by your religion’s rules. You know how you get really upset at the thought of Muslims imposing Sharia law on you? That’s how I feel about Christians trying to impose biblical law on me. Be a Christian. Do your thing. Just don’t force it on me or mine.
  8. I don’t believe LGBT people should have more rights than you. I just believe they should have the *same* rights as you.
  9. I don’t believe illegal immigrants should come to America and have the world at their feet, especially since THIS ISN’T WHAT THEY DO (spoiler: undocumented immigrants are ineligible for all those programs they’re supposed to be abusing, and if they’re “stealing” your job it’s because your employer is hiring illegally). I believe there are far more humane ways to handle undocumented immigration than our current practices (i.e., detaining children, splitting up families, ending DACA, etc).
  10. I don’t believe the government should regulate everything, but since greed is such a driving force in our country, we NEED regulations to prevent cut corners, environmental destruction, tainted food/water, unsafe materials in consumable goods or medical equipment, etc. It’s not that I want the government’s hands in everything — I just don’t trust people trying to make money to ensure that their products/practices/etc. are actually SAFE. Is the government devoid of shadiness? Of course not. But with those regulations in place, consumers have recourse if they’re harmed and companies are liable for medical bills, environmental cleanup, etc. Just kind of seems like common sense when the alternative to government regulation is letting companies bring their bottom line into the equation.
  11. I believe our current administration is fascist. Not because I dislike them or because I can’t get over an election, but because I’ve spent too many years reading and learning about the Third Reich to miss the similarities. Not because any administration I dislike must be Nazis, but because things are actually mirroring authoritarian and fascist regimes of the past.
  12. I believe the systemic racism and misogyny in our society is much worse than many people think, and desperately needs to be addressed. Which means those with privilege — white, straight, male, economic, etc. — need to start listening, even if you don’t like what you’re hearing, so we can start dismantling everything that’s causing people to be marginalized.
  13. I am not interested in coming after your blessed guns, nor is anyone serving in government. What I am interested in is the enforcement of present laws and enacting new, common sense gun regulations. Got another opinion? Put it on your page, not mine.
  14. I believe in so-called political correctness. I prefer to think it’s social politeness. If I call you Chuck and you say you prefer to be called Charles I’ll call you Charles. It’s the polite thing to do. Not because everyone is a delicate snowflake, but because as Maya Angelou put it, when we know better, we do better. When someone tells you that a term or phrase is more accurate/less hurtful than the one you’re using, you now know better. So why not do better? How does it hurt you to NOT hurt another person?
  15. I believe in funding sustainable energy, including offering education to people currently working in coal or oil so they can change jobs. There are too many sustainable options available for us to continue with coal and oil. Sorry, billionaires. Maybe try investing in something else.
  16. I believe that women should not be treated as a separate class of human. They should be paid the same as men who do the same work, should have the same rights as men and should be free from abuse. Why on earth shouldn’t they be?

I think that about covers it. Bottom line is that I’m a liberal because I think we should take care of each other. That doesn’t mean you should work 80 hours a week so your lazy neighbor can get all your money. It just means I don’t believe there is any scenario in which preventable suffering is an acceptable outcome as long as money is saved.

Standing Up to the Beast

David Clark Harrison

David Clark Harrison

First published at DavidClarkHarrison.com

Trump-Miller are attacking our entire democracy
Comprehensively and simultaneously
At all levels, on all fronts.

While we have been responding to individual threats.
To feints and maneuvers meant to distract us
Unable or unwilling to acknowledge the scale
The enormity of what they are doing.

We have been defending ourselves with peashooters.
With platoons and regiments, getting absolutely nowhere.
When what is needed is for the entire country to rise up as one army
With everyone doing their part.

If it is democracy that is under attack
Then democracy itself must respond.

We can’t leave the fight to someone else.
We’ve got to take a stand.
And challenge everyone to do the same.
Democracy depends upon it.

Democracy needs us.
Our planet needs us.

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln – marching together.
Beneath American flags, fifes and drums playing.
Every school child’s image of our founding.
Their cause was Democracy.

Our country stands for nothing if it does not stand for Democracy.
This is our cause, and it is being taken away from us.
Our country is being taken away from us.
Trampled underfoot by dictators at home and abroad.

When the Beast invades our homes, our places of peace
With intent to harm, our only choice is to resist.
If, in defending our homes, our country, our planet
Someone is offended, someone gets hurt, so be it.

Our cause is forced upon us.
To save our country for democracy.
Gently and with loving kindness if possible.
Aggressively if necessary.
But always: to hear and be heard.

1930’s National Socialism has metastasized to our shores.
All who would defend democracy
Reason and science, compassion, truth, and civility
Must take a stand.

Our Generation’s Civil War Has Begun.
Standing Up to the Beast.
Is where I stand.
Not the end, but only the beginning.

To my Republican friends, so very kind in person
So very cruel, insensitive, and disrespectful in your beliefs
Challenged by facts and logic, addicted to lies
Indifferent to personal character
Heedless of the catastrophe bearing down on us.

Heed this.
Admiral Yamamoto’s warning:
I fear that we have awakened a sleeping giant
And filled him with terrible resolve.

Democracy is a cause unlike any other.
Countless millions have fought and died for it.
Hong Kong fights and dies now.
Many millions more will rise up here with terrible resolve.

How then will you take away our democracy?
Our rights, our freedoms, our civil liberties?
Over our dead bodies!

To the rest of us
We are not passengers on a plane that’s just crash-landed.
Strapped to our seats, immobilized by shock
Waiting passively for the end to come.
We are soldiers in a cause. taking the fight to the enemy
Secure in the knowledge that our cause is just.
We will prevail.

The time to change minds ends
When there are no longer minds to change.
When there is only unreasoning hysteria, hatred, and madness.
Rampant guilt projected onto “them.”

Our skies are inflamed with the fires of hell.
It will be time enough to make peace, to trust and make friends
When the light of Reason and respect shines again.

When guilt is banished for the lie that it is
And truth is restored.
Innocence — our sanctuary and our strength.

It will happen.
But for now: Uncle Sam wants YOU!

David C. Harrison
Redondo Beach, California
7 December 2019 – Pearl Harbor Day

Our Generation’s Civil War Has Begun

David Clark Harrison

David Clark Harrison

First published at DavidClarkHarrison.com

Trump-Miler’s self-styled “victims” could be expected to want to become a political force.
To achieve fairness and social justice — to end victimization.
As FDR’s followers wanted — genuine victims of the Great Depression.

Of course, that’s not what the Trump-Miller mob wants.
Their political pedigree is of the opposite stripe.
From the opposite side of the Atlantic in the same era.

They want a victim-in-chief to validate their projection of guilt onto others.
Their supposed “persecutors.”
To justify switching one victim for another so they can persecute.
So others can be the “losers” and they can be the “winners.”

Blindly following the Winner-in-Chief makes them winners by association
A status they will never relinquish so long as their champion lives.
No matter what evils he perpetrates.

Far from being a flawed human being, he is their Savior, their Chosen One.
More exalted than history’s greatest heroes — Lincoln, Churchill.
Are we afflicted with daily horrors?
This is Horror.

Cruelty is not a by-product of their behavior; it is its very purpose.
Cruelty to others directed by their role model is proof positive.
That they have arrived, and he has gotten them there.
That they and he are one and the same.
The bond between them could not be stronger if it were real blood and soil.

Reacting to their cruelties with horror and outrage doesn’t give them pause.
It’s music to their ears, a red flag waved in the face of the raging bull.
An incitement to further madness, more cruelty.

The Beast’s grasp of power has already gone too far to stop him by democratic means.
Republicans, the Senate, the judiciary — pitiful institutions — shrink in relevance before our eyes.
While impeachment grinds inexorably toward meekness and inconclusion.

With democracy already lost, horror and outrage are irrelevant.
Impeachment is irrelevant.

Tinkering with articles of impeachment won’t change the political dynamics.
When it’s plain for all to see: The Republican Senate can’t be moved.
Their base, inflamed by their impotent rage and right-wing propaganda, can’t be moved.
The politicized, emasculated Supreme Court, can’t be moved.
It’s too late!

Sounding the alarm over systemic cruelty at the border.
Is commendable, honorable, patriotic, courageous.
It’s never acceptable to ignore abandoned children bleeding to death.
We must continue to bear witness, to alleviate suffering.

But the moral ground has shifted.
We must adjust.

All that’s left in the present circumstances is to re-channel the force of feeling.
To unite in search of a leader who will rally us against the Beast.
To unite in fierce opposition to the Beast with all the resources at our disposal.
To defend Democracy, science, compassion, justice, and civility.
To defend civilization and our habitable planet.
To fight for our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren.

The fight — our generation’s Civil War — has already begun.
The only question is: who can lead us in the fight?

When Republicans circled the wagons after Trump-Miller’s crimes were exposed.
When they abandoned Reason for rationalizing and surrendered to the mob.
That’s when the war began.
The vote in the Senate to acquit will only be a formality.
The decision of the Supreme Court to protect Trump’s tax returns will only be a formality.

Reason has already left the room.
What more proof that we have been abandoned by Reason.
Than five minutes of right-wing media?
Than five minutes conversation with anyone who supports Trump?

Yes, victimization of immigrant children at the border.
Has not drawn the attention, the outrage, that it deserves.
Forgive our Democratic compatriots for their blunders, their shortcomings.
But we must move on.

I offer solidarity with anyone who will join me in this cause.
We must find and get behind the right candidate with everything we’ve got.
Short of Trump-Miller dying of natural causes.
And their base melting away — not a likely prospect.
It is our only hope.

David C. Harrison
Redondo Beach, California

Thoughts from a letter to a friend
6 December 2019

Still Dirty After All These Years

The Times-Call still has absolutely no shame nor class. That they keep supporting this kind of political assassination in the name of news is sad. Oh well, anything for a buck, right?

This lovely little hit piece came out recently when the Longmont GOP decided to Trump it up.

Attack mailer against Joan Peck. Funded by the absolute worst of Longmont’s rightwing crew.

First, let’s look at the small print at the bottom of this little hit piece:

Gabe Santos, Julia Pirnack, Leona Stoecker, Bob Askey, Bonnie Finley, Dale Bruns

These six have done more to damage Longmont than any other force – and they’ve been at if for a LONG TIME.

Gabe Santos, still slime mongering

Julia Pirnack, still queenly

Leona Stoecker

Leona Stoecker, still shadowy

Bob Askey, still staunch GOP

Bonnie Finley, still scheming with oil

Dale Bruns, still skulking

Where have we seen this little cabal in action before? The Pink Letter – a heavy-handed lie fest orchestrated by one of Longmont’s absolute worst.

Longmont, you deserve much better than these people. Vote their cronies and their influence OUT of YOUR home town. Your grandkids will thank you for it.

 

All Roads Lead to Putin

Donald J. Trump - Travesty

Nancy Pelosi telling Trump “…All roads lead to Putin.” – at which point he lost his shit completely.

Trump : Travesty

Trump responding like an angry child while the staff around him cringe at his idiocy. Pompeo looks like he’s having an aneurism.

 

Open Letter to Ken Buck

HEY KEN!

SO YOU’RE A RACIST TOO?

TRUMP SAYS INSANE RACIST THINGS AND YOU STAND SILENT?

SAD.

RESIGN NOW, YOU’RE A TRAVESTY JUST LIKE TRUMP.

Postscript: since the publication of this article, this site has been under steady attack from an IP in the Russian Federation – hundreds of attacks per minute, using the search string ‘bryan baum’. Attempting to do an SQL injection attack. As usual, clumsy, sad and pathetic; i.e. very likely orchestrated by Extremists for Buck aka Pooty & Pals. Come clean Ken, you working with the Russians too? I thought commies were BAD…? You GOP’ers change your tune so much you’re like an eight-track on a paint shaker!

Sex on Autopilot

Just read about Stephen Bradley Mell, now 53, who pled guilty in court to sex crimes.

In the air.

With a 15-year-old.

TimesNow News has more background and it’s really sordid.

Mell clearly groomed his victim, arranged for a time and place, then knowingly put a dangerous vehicle on autopilot so he could have intercourse with a fifteen-year-old girl.

I mean, what could GO WRONG?

Final upshot: yet another victim in the neverending stream of abused, rich guy horks up some cash, hangs out for a few years and in all likelyhood, gets out and does it again – except now with expert support from people like Jeffrey Epstein.

Seven years in prison, five of supervised release, $40,000 fine, $32,500 restitution, $5,000 for Victims of Trafficking Act assessment.

Honestly? That’s it?

No punishment for doing something so reckless with an aircraft??

Does the FAA endorse sex while flying? They must… because I didn’t see a peep about them in the article. I’m just thinking of the people on the ground who could have easily gotten screwed as well if any of a number of things had forced the plane down.

One more case of aerial moronity.

YO. Air community. Let’s be safe up there. (cause it’s US you crash down on)

The Civility Dogwhistle

From Skeptophilia – Skepticism and sarcasm. Six days a week.

http://www.skeptophilia.com/2019/06/the-civility-dogwhistle.html

The civility dogwhistle

When I was young, I had it drilled into me that I was always supposed to do what my mom called “not sinking to their level.”  Bullied?  Ignore it.  “Don’t react, it’s what they want.”  Hear gossip about a friend?  Stop listening.  “Don’t pay any attention, if you argue it’ll just call attention to the gossiper.”  Witness prejudice, bigotry, general nastiness?  Walk away.  “You can’t change the minds of people like that, you’re wasting your effort even to try.”
It’s taken me over half a century to recognize that for the bullshit it is.

The way this is playing out today is usually couched in calls for “civility.”  I hear well-meaning people — often people I agree with on many points — mourning the loss of civilized discourse in our society, implying that if we could just have a nice conversation with the bigots, the intolerant, the racists, the homophobes, that would fix everything.

The ultimate conclusion of this line of thought is the claim that we have to “treat all opinions with respect.”  Which is not only wrong, it’s downright dangerous.  I am under no obligation to treat the opinions of white supremacists with respect.  My moral obligation, in fact, is to shout them down, make sure that they hear loud and clear that they cannot get away with denying someone’s rights, safety, or personhood.

The words “respect” and “civility,” in fact, have become dogwhistles.  No matter how poisonous the claim, you can’t call it out as such, because that would be “disrespectful” or “uncivil.”  It’s pulled the teeth from our capacity for confronting intolerance and prejudice unequivocally and forcefully, made us question ourselves when in fact we’re the ones on the moral high ground, we’re the ones who should be able to say, “No.  This is wrong, and I will not let it go by unchallenged.”

For example, what do you make of this?

I saw this posted on social media, along with a link about how the negative press it’s gettingis pushing the company that owns the sign — Burkett Outdoor Advertising — to take it down.  But the three times I’ve seen it, it’s always been in a positive light.  “Damn straight,” one person wrote.  “You don’t like who’s running the country, get the fuck out of America.”  Another said, “I wish we had one of these in Louisiana.”

So what you’re saying is that if I disagree with you politically, I have no right to live in the same state as you?  Or, according to the first person, no right even to live in the United States?  Forget civility.  If that’s your opinion, go to hell.  And if that response bothers you, causes you to unfriend or unfollow me, or whatever, good riddance.

Then there’s Mark Chambers, the mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama, who posted on Facebook, “We live in a society where homosexuals lecture us on morals, transvestites lecture us on human biology, baby killers lecture us on human rights and socialists lecture us on economics!…  The only way to change it would be to kill the problem out. I know it’s bad to say but with out [sic] killing them out there’s no way to fix it.”

When he began to get backlash, he deleted the post and then lied, denying he’d written it.  (A tactic Donald Trump is finding out doesn’t work so well.)  Then he said that, okay, he wrote it, but it didn’t mean what it explicitly and obviously meant.  “Although I believe my comment was taken out of context and was not targeting the LGBTQ community,” he wrote, “I know that it was wrong to say anyone should be kill [sic].”

This mealy-mouthed non-apology is unacceptable.  Here we have an elected official who has suggested a Final Solution for the “LGBTQ problem.”  This should be loudly, forcefully, and repeatedly challenged — and Mark Chambers should resign.  Now.

 

The GOP and Women

Dust bowl mom

Almost a century now of GOP abuse of women.

Women: “Can I have birth control?”
Republicans: “No.”

Women: “I couldn’t get birth control so I got pregnant. Can I have an abortion?”
Republicans: “No.”

Women: “You prevented me from having an abortion so I’m carrying the fetus, but my employer won’t provide reasonable accommodations and is threatening to fire me. Would you please pass the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?”
Republicans: “No”

Women: “I had the baby, but I’m out of work. Can I have WIC and food stamps until I get back on my feet?”
Republicans: “No.”

Women: “I found a job, but it doesn’t offer me insurance. Can I have government guaranteed insurance?”
Republicans: “No.”

Women: “My kid got sick and I got fired because I missed time caring for him. Can I get unemployment?”
Republicans: “No.”

Women: “I’m having a hard time getting my kid from school consistently. Can we fund after-school programs?”
Republicans: “No.”

Women: “I’m prepared to work to support my family. Can you make sure that a full-time job’s minimum wage is enough to do that?”
Republicans: No. But what’s the matter with you and your family, that working two jobs can’t lift you out of poverty? And what kind of a mother are you, letting someone else watch your child while you work? If your child doesn’t do well in school or gets in trouble, it’s entirely your fault. You shouldn’t have had a child if you weren’t prepared to take care of her.”

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Bruce Lindner - Portland, OR - Pony Espresso
Bruce Lindner, Portland, OR

Things I expect the 2020 Democratic nominee to support:

  • Return the U.S. to the Paris Climate Accords, fast-track climate change measures domesticallyReturn the U.S. to the JCPOA
  • ERA: It’s 4 decades overdue. Renew it, expand it to include race, religion, gender, etc., push it hard, pass it. Git ‘er done.
  • Double-down on rectifying GOP ObamaCare sabotage, promote healthcare for ALL
  • Establish fair working wage job standards
  • Declare all out war on Citizens United. Draft a Constitutional Amendment that would regulate money in politics
  • Challenge the NRA at every turn, push for a ban on military-style weapons from public ownership
  • Fire every single functionary leftover from the Trump administration: CLEAN HOUSE! Fumigate, if necessary
  • Abolish the tariffs
  • Restore our commitment to NATO. Beg Canada, Mexico, Australia, our European allies to forgive us for our arrogance and bravado… even China
  • Propose (internally) standards to deal with any future nations that attempt to interfere in our elections
  • Reinstate the Fairness Doctrine
  • Restart normalization of relations with Cuba. Offer olive branch to some other ostracized nations, even Iran, Venezuela, in exchange for specific diplomatic goals: Eliminate “my way or the highway” global U.S. attitude
  • Declare war on RACISM, white supremacism. Establish defined parameters for race-based and faith-based terrorism
  • Renew our commitment to a Two-State solution in the Middle East. Make any potential foreign aid to 👉🏼 either side 👈🏼 contingent upon it. Demand compliance with U.N. resolutions 242 and 338
  • Make nepotism on a Federal level punishable by law
  • Require all future Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen/women to submit to a mental evaluation before they can serve
  • Require all future Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Congressmen/women to make their tax records public before they can serve
  • Fund green programs, infrastructure, etc., restore all Obama era environmental, Interior Department, National Parks protections
  • Restore the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to previous administration’s vision. Regulate payday lenders. Unless she’s elected POTUS 46, insist that the job be given to Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

But… but Bruce! If we do all that, then NO Republicans will crossover and vote Democratic! It’s just sooo radical! 😱

That’s 👉🏼 the POINT! 👈🏼 If we do all that, we won’t NEED to woo them. We’ll win everyone else. Okay?

So what did I leave out? 🤔 Feel free to amend it. Is there anything on this list that’s so unreasonable, so radical, so batshit CRAZY that any of the Democratic candidates for President couldn’t embrace it?

Let the above (or a reasonably modified version of it) be the foundation for the official platform. Let’s build on it.

Thanks!

The “Clinton Cartel” and why it is a Fairy Tale

The Clinton Cartel and why it is a Fairy Tale

Recently I found this video from some dweeb who kisses Crooked Donald’s ass so much he was willing to make up stories to discredit Hillary Clinton.  However, I personally recommend watching the video before reading my debunking thereof.  I’ll put a link down below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmwjzOj5WPY  – this was taken down, but here’s Lou Dobbs pimping the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Upi08pMNQ

Have you watched the video yet?  Good.  Now let’s go ahead and get started.

“What I’m about to show you in the next 5 minutes will be extremely difficult to watch… but it will also save your life.  You’re about to hear a private briefing about the TRUTH behind the 2016 election… and Hillary Clinton’s one final, desperate act still to come.”

Truth?  Excuse me while I burst out laughing for a moment.  Truth?  Come on.  There’s no truth in this.

“It also exposes a corrupt conspiracy involving Clinton, a secret society of gangsters, and other high-ranking government officials and for the last 23 years, it’s remained a total secret.  Until today…”

Get real.  If Hillary really had done a good job of keeping it a secret for all those years, how could a single person find out about it overnight?  How am I supposed to be convinced that you didn’t make any of this up?  Also, a secret society of gangsters?  Give me a break.  That sounds totally ludicrous.  Politicians would never work with gangsters, they would throw them in jail.

“To be clear: the people involved NEVER expected the inner-workings of their plan to see the light of day.  And if it weren’t just for one tiny mistake, it would have remained buried forever.”

Oh, come on.  If the people involved in some diabolical master plan never expected it to come to fruition, they would have never worked on it in the first place.  Okay, what is this “tiny mistake” you speak of, wise guy?

“So if you’re ready for the truth, keep watching.  But if you don’t think you can handle it, close this video now before you hear what I’m about to say next.  This will be your only opportunity to hear my warning and take action to protect yourself and your family.”I find it funny how he refers to all this as “the truth” when the fact is, there isn’t a shred of truth to any of this.  And the fact that he wants us to believe that this would “protect our families” should indicate that he doesn’t want us to stop and think, “Hm… maybe this might not be true after all?”  Okay, mister, show me the lies that you plan on telling us.

“Did Hillary rig the 2016 election all the way back in 1993 and in exchange, allow a sinister act to kill 31,000 American seniors that year and MORE every year after?”

No, no, and HELL no!  If she did rig the 2016 election all the way back in 1993, she would have won the election and none of us would have had to deal with Crooked Donald’s bullshit anymore.  And there’s no need to “kill” seniors.  Being a senior is the part of life that naturally comes before death anyway, and yet this joker presents the elderly as a bunch of murder victims.  This should indicate that this guy doesn’t care about facts.  Just charge vocabulary and audience reaction.  He’s clearly using words like “sinister” and “kill” just to get his audience offended at Hillary’s completely made-up conspiracy.  

“Impossible?  Trust me.  Your liberal friends and family won’t be able to deny a thing once you show them the information I’ve been able to uncover.”

Oh, I beg to differ.  And by “uncover,” you obviously mean “fabricate,” right?

“It’s a secret plan cooked up by Crooked Hillary herself that I’ve identified as ‘Executive Plan 5.’”

Okay, first of all, the fact that this dweeb called Mrs. Clinton “Crooked Hillary” much like Donald Trump does should give you some indication as to what he’s trying to do.  He doesn’t care about facts, he cares about how to manipulate people into parroting and eating up everything he says.  And the whole thing with “Executive Plan 5” makes him sound like nothing more than some conspiracy nut.  You can accuse me of blindly believing the whole “Trump colluding with Russia” thing, but at least there is evidence to back it up that has been piling up, even with his son outright admitting it on Twitter and handing evidence to the opposition on a silver platter.  Crooked Donald’s own followers are willing to give him a free pass for any conspiracy he may be involved in, yet are willing to jump at Hillary whenever they catch a rumor of anything dubious involving her?  Hypocrites.

“And it’s a scheme so elaborate and far-reaching, it can only be defined as high treason.”

Oh, yes, never mind Crooked Donald’s constant praising of Vladimir Putin and constant belittling of America’s ally nations, not to mention his unconstitutional banning of Muslim immigrants.  Why they don’t qualify as high treason at all, do they?

“Here was the plan: On January 20th, 2017, Hillary was supposed to place her hand on the Bible and take the Presidential oath of office.  Not as the victor of an honest and fair election, but as a liar, a traitor, and the conspiracy mastermind of a rigged election.”

You’re only a quarter right.  Yes, on January 20th, 2017, she was supposed to place her hand on the Bible and take the Presidential oath of office, but definitely, definitely as the victor of an honest and fair election.  And yes, let’s completely ignore the lies, betrayals, and conspiracies of the President that we ended up with: Crooked Donald.  After all, who’s to say that he didn’t rig the election in his favor, collaborating with the Russians and all.

“Fortunately, you and I both know how her story ended… she failed to become President.  And thank God for that.”

Thank God for that?  Don’t make me laugh.  Have you been paying any attention to what Crooked Donald has been doing during his presidency?  Or have you been purposely hiding your head in the sand since his inauguration?  Maybe you have been, since Crooked Donald has been lying to you about the news being “fake” in a desperate attempt to make himself seem credible.  Because if you were to pay attention to the news, you’d realize that we would be better off with Hillary Clinton as our President after all.

“While President-elect Trump was watching his electoral votes flood in, Hillary went into hiding… practically disappearing off the face of the earth.  Why?  Because she knows this isn’t a simple case of ‘He Won; She Lost.’”

No, there were a few times where she really did publicly show up on camera and say a few things.  She even did that long after Cooked Donald’s inauguration.  And she treated it like a simple case of “He Won; She Lost.”

“No, there’s so much more to the story than that.  And the reason goes deeper than you or I could ever imagine.  So while most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that Trump will serve as our next President…”

No, they had the exact opposite reaction.  Most Americans protested out in the streets, demanding the government to hand the Presidency over to Hillary Clinton and take it away from Cooked Donald.  They know that prejudice, racism, islamophobia, and bigotry have no place in the White House, and I completely agree.  Hell, there was even a guy who got beaten up in the streets specifically because he voted for Donald Trump!  Do you even watch the news?

“…what 99.98% of them won’t know is the uncomfortable truth.”

And by “uncomfortable truth” you mean “downright blatant lie,” right?

“The outcome of this election – arguably the most important one of our lifetime – was actually planned 23 years ago behind closed doors in a top-secret location.  And even though Hillary has all but disappeared now – her entire sinister plot is still unfolding and putting millions of American lives in jeopardy every single day.”

Oh, gimme a break.  If Hillary really had been planning the outcome of this election, she probably would have won it.  And do you have any idea what her goal is and how much supposed damage it would do?  Not to mention, let’s completely ignore the concerns that people have of how many people would lose their health care coverage if Trumpcare comes into effect.  We’re much more concerned about people losing their lives under the Trump presidency, and if they do, it’ll be the fault of Crooked Donald and his Republican cronies.

“Worse yet, Trump, Pence, or ANY of the high-powered politicos in DC are absolutely powerless to stop her.”

As if they give a rat’s ass what she does.  If Hillary’s so-called plans do happen, they’re just gonna turn a blind eye.  And if she does cause the amount of damage you say she’ll do, they’ll just think, “Hey!  We wanted to do that!”

“How do I know for sure?”

Simple.  You made it up.  Entirely.

“I’ll explain everything but let me start by introducing myself.  My name is Dr. Allan Spreen, and I work for an organization just outside Washington DC, a patriotic group that monitors our government for exactly this type of thing.”

If that were the case, then maybe, just maybe, you should monitor any potential shady business that the Republicans have been doing.  And now that Crooked Donald has become our President, why don’t you monitor his behavior and actions as well as that of his coworkers, and expose any of their corruption to the public?  This means that either A: you guys suck at your jobs, B: you guys are overly biased, or C: you guys are hypocrites!

“I can’t reveal my sources, but a network of insiders gives me special access to this kind of information.”

The fact that Allan said that he can’t reveal his sources should arouse suspicion from anyone watching this video.  If this guy wants us to believe him, the burden of proof lies with him.  And if he were to reveal his sources, his arguments and “discoveries” would have some actual credibility.  And saying that he can’t reveal his sources seems to serve two purposes here.  One: to worm his way out of said burden and further insist that you need to simply take his word for it.  And two: to paint Hillary Clinton as having a network of spies keeping watch over anything that could potentially leak out her dirty secrets, and even being willing to kill anyone that may potentially leak them out, playing even further into purpose number one.  But come on, who would really be that gullible?  If someone says they have essential information for you, and makes up excuses for not showing you proof that what they’re saying is true, you should be very suspicious of them.  Or completely disbelieve them.

“We’ve uncovered a lot of dirt over the last 19 years, but NOTHING this huge.”

In that case, you should definitely give us proof that what you’re saying is true.  Otherwise, we might just push the idea that you’re actually lying, sort of like what I’m doing right now.

“I might even be putting myself at risk to publish this report today – but it’s my duty, buth as a journalist and a proud American who loves his country.”

If you really did love your country, you would have gladly done investigating and exposing of any of Donald Trump’s dubious activity.  And stop thinking that he’s better for this country, Mr. Spreen.  I’m sorry, he’s just not.

“I’ve actually been tracking this story for years… following paper trails, checking fact, and gathering a mountain of evidence along the way…”

Evidence that you’re not even bothering to actually show your audience, Mr. Spreen?  Because if you don’t, we’ll be even more convinced that you made all of this up.

“But even I didn’t want to believe that this kind of thing could actually happen in America until I saw Hillary’s speech when she accepted the Democratic nomination.”

And if you don’t show us any of the so-called “evidence” that you supposedly ‘gathered,” (and by “gathered” I mean “fabricated”) we’ll keep not believing it.  An on a side-note, I have no idea how a person’s speech is meant to unveil a deep conspiracy theory.

“It was her smug smile and the way she waved like a queen at the crowd through the sleeves of her $12,000 pantsuit jacket… she knew she’d already won.”

Well, then, aren’t you going to show us a video clip of that speech?  Aren’t you going to show us the video where she does show off that smug smile and that regal wave?  There was a video at the very introduction of this video, why wasn’t there one here when you truly need it?  I think this guy is grasping at straws.

“I decided right then and there that I wasn’t going to let her get away with it… and I know you won’t either.”

Oh, yes, I will.  As for Crooked Donald, well, I hope you reconsider letting him get away with anything bad he had done.

“Truthfully, even the craziest of left-wing ‘libnuts’ won’t be able to deny the proof at 6:18 of this video that Hillary Clinton has co-signed the most devastating American scandal this country has ever known.”

Ha!  Oh, please.  Couldn’t be any more devastating than Crooked Donald collaborating with the Russians.  Also, you just contradicted what you said earlier about being unable to show us any proof for fear for your life.  And I bet that proof is not really proof, now is it?

“That’s right, co-signed.  Because even though I truly believe Hillary is a force of evil against our great nation, she isn’t in this alone.”

Okay, you called her a “force of evil against our great nation,” which A: No, Donald Trump is, and B: calling her things like that clearly indicate that you’re only using charged vocabulary in order to get your audience’s attention instead of relying on actual evidence.

“In fact, during my investigation, I uncovered proof of a shadowy organization operating strategically behind the scenes and manipulating Hillary’s career… with her FULL blessing.  My colleagues and I call that secret organization the Clinton Cartel.  And they’re every bit as power-hungry and despicable as Hillary herself.”

If there’s anyone power-hungry and despicable in this day of politics, it’s Crooked Donald and his cartel.  And by “cartel” I mean cabinet members and fellow Senate Republicans.  And once again, this guy claims to have proof without even bothering to show his audience any of it.  Once again, I have reason to believe that that he only pretends to have proof while making excuses to show none of it.

“Since all the way back in 1993, the Clinton Cartel has been Hillary’s ally on every rung of the political ladder, moving all the right chess pieces to buy her elections, knowing that starting in 2017 – with Queen Hillary running the show – she’d be returning the favor.  That’s right, in exchange for delivering her Presidency on a silver platter, she’d look the other way while giving the Cartel full access to run our government’s biggest agencies… for limitless profits.  Here was the plan: When Hillary’s scheme when into effect in 2017, the Cartel would have unprecedented access to our government… and a direct path to your health and money.

Do you honestly expect us to believe a story this ridiculous, Allen?  I mean, Hillary Clinton collaborating with a shadowy gang since 1993?  Promised with direct access to people’s health and money?  Oh, come on.  That’s way to ludicrous for any sensible person to believe.  But you don’t want us to be sensible do you?  You just want us to act on instinct, don’t you.  Well my instinct tells me that you’re lying through your teeth.  And besides, it’s not like the President that we actually ended up with, Crooked Donald, isn’t a threat to our good health care, now is it?  Sorry, but your attempts to protect our health have fallen flat on their face.  More importantly, though, do you have any videos of Hillary talking to members of this imaginary Cartel?  Any audio tapes?  Any transcripts?  No?  Then I’m not gonna take your word for it.  I have no reason to believe that this Cartel thing is actually true, and I think that it’s just another completely made-up story to try to convince us that she would have been a worse President than Crooked Donald, and I’m also convinced that you’re yet another one of Crooked Donald’s toadies trying to further the smear campaign against Hillary Clinton.

With their plan set in motion, she was guaranteed to win.  GUARANTEED.  Only they didn’t pull it off.  And now, the Cartel – hungrier than ever – still wants to be paid back.  Even if it’s at the expense of American lives.

If that were the case, then maybe this made-up Cartel would have joined Crooked Donald’s cabinet and tried to help him repeal Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act.  If they were to do that, they’d get their money back while also massacring so many American lives in the process, and considering that Trump and the Cartel have that common goal, I’m surprised they’re not teaming up to accomplish that.  But they’re not.  So the Cartel doesn’t exist.

“I’ll explain exactly what I mean, but here’s the part that will really blow your mind: Clinton swore up and down the campaign trail that the Cartel are actually her ENEMIES.  She’s absolutely shameless.  She publicly denounced them and said they’re out to take advantage of middle-class Americans (and they are!) but behind closed doors, she’s been greedily accepting their money AND their help for decades.”

Oh, I’m quite convinced that Clinton said nothing about a Cartel during her election campaign.  Also, You didn’t show us any indication that she has been accepting money from this fantasy Cartel.  No photos, no audio, no video clips, nothing!  So yeah.  There is no Cartel.  And besides, what about Crooked Donald?  The Russians have been helping his campaign, so why are you doing nothing to address that?  At least loads of other people have, but not you?  Hypocrite.

“Friend, what you’re about to see next proves EXACTLY why she was always unfit to be President, and why we could never allow her into the White House.”

Funny, Crooked Donald was always unfit to be President, and yet you had no problem with letting him into the White House!  Again, hypocrisy.  And I’m still convinced, she would have made a much better President than Crooked Donald here.

“Here are the facts: When Bill first assigned Hillary to lead his Task Force on National Health Care Reform in 1993, she immediately put 33 corporate power players on her team.  Now, these were some real heavy hitters across several industries that she knew had the muscle to get things done in DC and weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the process.  It was a real deal with the devil, to be sure.  But this group stood to make a killing because with the approval of the new healthcare bill, they were promised a payout to the tune of $10 BILLION in new revenues.  (Yup, that’s BILLION with a B.)”

Do you have any records on who these 33 corporate power players even are?  Aren’t you going to show us screenshots of these documents in a photograph or something?  Any documents of their track records?  Any e-mails or letters talking about this deal?  Any photos or videos of a meeting?  Something?  Anything?

“Fortunately, you and I both know how that ended.  Thankfully, the bill was destroyed before it ever got off the ground, and Hillary’s ‘teammates’ never go to cash their checks.  But failure has never stopped Hillary.  She’s had plenty of it… but her lust for power is never-ending.  And she knew that in our country, money can still buy power.  But you need LOTS of it.  So she decided to form a secret alliance with this group of corporate fat cats and with nothing more than a secret meeting and brief handshake to seal their pact, the Clinton Cartel was born.”

Again, no photos, no videos, nothing indicating the existence of this meeting.  So yeah.  I must admit, Allan, you have made the most elaborate story meant for vilifying Hillary Clinton ever created. Too bad I’m going to remain convinced that it’s complete bullshit.

“They vowed to never speak of their arrangement again.  But I was watching.”

Gee, if only you had brought a camera with you during this meeting and had taken photographs or recorded the meeting… oh wait!  You didn’t!  You were supposedly watching this meeting and you have nothing to show for it?  Actually, come to think of it, if you were watching their meeting twenty-four years ago between Hillary and this Cartell, then why didn’t you tell this to the media immediately after it was done?  Why wait until now!?  Were you too scared?  Did you think that nobody would believe you?  Or are you just trying even harder to make this fake Cartel story sound even more believable!?  Yep, the Clinton Cartel is just one big lie.

“And what you’re about to hear next is a matter of public record – the undeniable proof of the Cartel’s work.  Fast forward to Hillary’s 2000 Senate bid.  The Cartel funded $86,875 in cash into her campaign, ensuring her victory.  During her re-election in 2006, they upped the ante and pumped $157,015 into her campaign… and again, she won.  Then came the 2008 presidential election when the Cartel gave her $174,000 in cash.  The Cartel didn’t even care if Hillary lost in the primaries… they had their sights on 2016 the entire time.”

Don’t you think a story like that should sound suspicious to anyone?  If the Cartel had an opportunity to get Hillary into the White House before 2016, then why didn’t they use that to their advantage!?  Did nobody on that Cartel say, “Hey!  We could get Hillary into the White before 2016!  Why don’t we give it a try?”  Don’t you find it funny that they wouldn’t be eager to hasten their goal?

“Fast forward to 2015 when Hillary announced that she was running for President.  And now the Cartel went all-in… to the tune of $7,054,871.  But they didn’t stop there either.  Trying not to draw much attention to their partnership, they privately made additional contributions to the Clinton Foundation ranging from $1 million to $5 million each.”

If that were true, they’d run out of money eventually, right?  Right?  RIGHT?

“In total, it’s estimated that Hillary has accepted $10.8 million in Cartel dirty money since 2000, and that’s only including what’s publicly shown on her books.”

If she recieved any dirty money at all, it would never be publicly shown on her books.  She’d want to keep it top secret for the rest of time.  Publicly showing it on her books would defeat that purpose to a staggering degree and hurt her reputation, and thwart her ambitions.  So, you’ve shot yourself in the foot, Mr. Spreen.

“With that kind of money buying all the votes she needed, the scheme was practically fool-proof.  Until her carefully-laid plan was OUTED in the final hours before the election.”

Um… how?  How was it outed?  And I’m sure that so many people who heard that story knew that it was a complete lie just like I do.  Any sensible person would consider a story like that to be to ridiculous to be believed and write it off as the pathetic smear campaign that it was.

“Hillary rightfully lost, and the Cartel was once again left with their pocket turned inside out.  But that just made them even angrier.  So who exactly is this ‘faceless’ Cartel?  And why should we still be afraid of them – even after Donald Trump becomes president?”

Who is this “faceless” cartel you ask?  Simple.  They’re characters in a fanfiction you wrote in an attempt to discredit Hillary.  And why should we be afraid of them?  They’re no scarier than the stereotypical campfire ghost story.

“And most importantly, how can you protect yourself and your loved ones?”

Oh, come on.  It’s Crooked Donald and his cabinet that we need protection from.

“From my experience, I’ve found Clinton’s Cartel to be an extremely cunning and dangerous team.  They work in secret and consist of highly influential figures, lobbyists, and even corporate executives.  Now, that might not sound intimidating at first blush, but in partnership with Hillary, they’ve already launched Executive Plan 5 with one simple goal: Manipulate American politics – and the American people – for BILLIONS in pharmaceutical drug profits.  And no one would EVER catch on.  What’s even more terrifying is that this group is NOT made up of politicians.  Look, Trump has promised to ‘drain the swamp’ in DC… but these folks are too powerful to be touched.  So, even without Hillary on their side, they can still have unprecedented power to influence our government’s healthcare laws and policies.  Take for example the FDA: The Cartel has been funding that group for years.  They practically OWN it already.  How?  In just 2015 alone, the FDA received $97,605,000 in ‘standard fees’ from the Cartel.  All to allow more prescription drugs to flood the market, making BILLIONS for the Cartel.  And it’s only going to increase.  A LOT.  In fact, it should rocket to well over $100 million a year in money paid to the FDA, allowing the Cartel to continue to push their poison bills for BILLIONS in profit.”

Well, Allan, that’s pretty elaborate for a lie, I’ll give you that much.  Shame you made up an excuse to not show your sources, otherwise, you’d be more convincing.  Also, do you have anything to indicate that the FDA is on this fantasy Cartel’s leash?  The fact that you said that you can’t show your sources should be considered to be suspicious at best.  If you really want to convince us that any of this is even remotely true, then you absolutely, positively, should show us your sources, and the fact that you’re absolutely refusing to should be considered to be highly suspicious.

“And the worst part is, they’re selling us prescription drugs that are completely unnecessary.  And many of them are deadly.  Did you know the FDA receives more than 2 million consumer complaints about prescription drugs every single year!?  It gets worse.  It’s estimated that over 350 Americans are dropping dead every single day from taking their own prescribed medications.  That means in the short time you’ve been watching this presentation, 2 more Americans have died from the Cartel’s work… and seniors are at the most risk!”

Do you have any track records as to what these prescription drugs actually are, what they do, and who is selling them?  Or how about a record of the complaints that the FDA gets from their consumers for that matter?  And the people that have been getting killed by their own medications?  You definetly, definetly should be showing something to indicate that.  But because you made an excuse to not show your sources, your story remains way to ludicrous to be believable.  Again, if you attempt to worm your way out of showing your sources, damage will be done to your credibility.

“But maybe you’re sitting here and saying, ‘That will never be me.’  Then let me ask you.  Are you over the age of 55 and taking a prescription drug?  Does your spouse take any medications?  More than 31,000 seniors will die this year from legally prescribed medications.”

What I am saying isn’t “That will never be me,” it’s, “Oh, come on.  That’s ridiculous.  How can I be sure that you’re not making any of this up?”  And no, I’m actually in my mid-twenties and I don’t take prescription drugs.  I am not married.  And being a senior is the stage of life that takes place before death anyway, so that makes it even harder to believe that their own medications are actually killing them.

“But what can you do?  Your well-meaning doctor prescribes them for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, whatever it is.  And you need them, right?  Well, that’s what the Clinton Cartel wants you to believe.  But today, we’re exposing their most dangerous LIE.”

Sorry pal, but I have my own ideas on who the liar is.

“You see, the organization I work for is called the Health Sciences Institute. (or HSI)  We’re an independent think tank of patriotic American doctors, scientists, and researchers and we are fighting back against Hillary and her slimy Cartel by exposing their biggest lie ever, starting with five words they NEVER wanted you to hear: YOU DON’T NEED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  Not when there are already very real cures and treatments for the diseases that plague us.  Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, MS, heart disease, even cancer.  Cures they’ve actively covered up for the last 23 years.  And today, we’re exposing everything and revealing every disease-curing secret so they lose… and you win.  Like a cancer cure that beats chemotherapy and starts killing cancer cells in just hours… covered up by our own government!?  You won’t believe this outrageous scandal.”

Excuse me while I burst out laughing here, but honestly, if these amazing cures for all of these dangerous and complicated diseases really did exist, then why didn’t you do everything within your power to make their existence public knowledge so that people could get treated, you idiots!?

“The easy secret to reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia with the power to roll your brain’s “clock” back 12 years.  How did this one get buried?  The truth comes out today…  The only solution that erases arthritis pain and REBUILDS arthritic joints.  Pain vanishes in as little as seven days.  Are you ready for a brand new outlook on life and ZERO pain?  Want deep, restful, healing sleep night after night?  Without the danger of deadly sleeping pills?  You’ll be amazed by this new sleep wonder and just how dangerous the pharma stuff secretly is.  There’s a deadly symptom of heart failure that your doctor doesn’t know!  This is MUST-READ information to save you from a fatal heart attack: Plus, there’s a simple solution for protecting your heart now, if you know where to look.  ”

Well the truth should have come out a long time ago!  Why did you wait until now!?  That way, if the Clinton Cartel really did exist, (and there’s a reason I say “if”) Hillary would have been completely exposed, the Cartel would have fallen apart, her ambitions would have collapsed, Bernie Sanders would have won the election, and maybe, just maybe, we would have had a much better President right now!  Why didn’t you make any of this public knowledge a long time ago?  Because if you did, this would have been so much more believable.

“You see, there are TRUE cures from all over the world that work as well (or better!) than prescriptions… but with no lousy side-effects.”

You know the old saying “too good to be true?”  Well that’s what all of this sounds like to me, and that should definitely, definitely raise suspicion.

“In fact, in many countries around the world… these therapies are PRESCRIBED by doctors.  And results are flowing in that they’re curing grateful patients from cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and more.”

Then why don’t you provide an actual example, then?

“But why not here?  In the Greatest country in the world?”

Greatest country in the world?  I seriously beg to differ.

“Well, it interferes with the Cartel’s money machine.  You see, these are all NATURAL disease treatments… discovered by top scientists right here on God’s green earth.  But you can’t patent a plant extract or an herbal disease treatment.  And if you can’t patent something, you can’t sell it for big profits.”  

Well, there’s an old saying that goes: You’ll never know until you try.  In my opinion, you can patent these natural treatments.  It may not be easy but it is possible, and if growing, patenting, and making profits off of fruits and vegetables – naturally produced food! – is possible, why not with plant extracts or herbal disease treatments?  Don’t you think that something like that would be highly suspicious?  At best?  Grocery stores and make profits off of fruits and vegetables so pharmaceutical companies have no excuse for not trying any of this.  But maybe if they were to start giving it a try, then this story would have come up at all.Not only that, though, but you said that the planet’s top scientists found these natural cures, so why don’t you give us their names and credentials?  Aren’t you going to give us stories on how they managed to find these supposed natural cures?  Again, more “evidence” that you’re withdrawing from us.

“So why would the Cartel even waste their time?”

Same reason grocery stores sell fruits and vegetables.  Now if they were to start taking that into consideration and give it a try, they would make money faster and more honestly.

“It makes WAY more sense for them to try to replicate the cure with something artificial that will become their next cash cow.”

No, it doesn’t.  If customers realize that there’s been a real cure and they’ve been purchasing a fake one this entire time, they’ll not want to buy their product anymore, and the Cartel’s finances would plunge down the toilet in a landslide.  

“So the Cartel bullies the FDA into making sure these natural cures STAY a secret.  While also making sure you and your doctor only hear about their ‘wonder drugs’… and keeping those deadly side-effects sealed away from the public eye.  And that keeps Americans coming back to deadly and ineffective pharma drugs over and over.”

Yet another instance where providing us with a video showing us this would be tremendously helpful.

“But, finally, that ends TODAY.  For the first time ever, I’m unmasking and counting down the Top 5 Covered-Up Cures that Hillary’s Cartel and their partners at the FDA have openly tried to discredit.  I’ll show you proof of what these cures can do for you and your family… (And yes, I do mean CURES for the deadliest diseases known to mankind.)”

I have two problems with him saying this.  One: He doesn’t actually show us the actual proof of what these cures can do or even what they look like, no photos, no interviews with the people who have gotten treated, nothing of the sort.  Two: I don’t think it’s enough to raise awareness of these supposed cures to us.  The knowledge of the existence of these cures won’t do us any good if we can’t easily obtain them.  Allan and his buddies should make the existence of these cures more wide-spread and more importantly, mass-produce them so that they can easily give them to whomever might need them most.

“You’ll also hear from ‘hopeless’ people who had their lives changed forever…  You’ll see the results from rock-solid scientific studies…”

That you won’t even bother showing us, Mr. Spreen?  

“And most importantly… I’ll show you how you can legally get your hands on all of them.  Free.”

Cue a commercial for one of his books.  I’ll skip this segment and fast-forward to the segment where it talks about the whole cure-for-cancer thing.

“For the first time ever, cancer is now a completely curable disease.  Colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, even inoperable brain tumors and more… are NO match for this natural discovery.  It’s all thanks to this breakthrough that comes from one of the strangest places on earth… a rare type of sour honey!?”

Oh, I’m sorry, a special sour honey can cure cancer?  My scouter says that your ridiculousness levels have gone… well… how do I explain this?

No, no, and HELL no!  If she did rig the 2016 election all the way back in 1993, she would have won the election and none of us would have had to deal with Crooked Donald’s bullshit anymore.  And there’s no need to “kill” seniors.  Being a senior is the part of life that naturally comes before death anyway, and yet this joker presents the elderly as a bunch of murder victims.  This should indicate that this guy doesn’t care about facts.  Just charge vocabulary and audience reaction.  He’s clearly using words like “sinister” and “kill” just to get his audience offended at Hillary’s completely made-up conspiracy.  

“Impossible?  Trust me.  Your liberal friends and family won’t be able to deny a thing once you show them the information I’ve been able to uncover.”

Oh, I beg to differ.  And by “uncover,” you obviously mean “fabricate,” right?

“It’s a secret plan cooked up by Crooked Hillary herself that I’ve identified as ‘Executive Plan 5.’”

Okay, first of all, the fact that this dweeb called Mrs. Clinton “Crooked Hillary” much like Donald Trump does should give you some indication as to what he’s trying to do.  He doesn’t care about facts, he cares about how to manipulate people into parroting and eating up everything he says.  And the whole thing with “Executive Plan 5” makes him sound like nothing more than some conspiracy nut.  You can accuse me of blindly believing the whole “Trump colluding with Russia” thing, but at least there is evidence to back it up that has been piling up, even with his son outright admitting it on Twitter and handing evidence to the opposition on a silver platter.  Crooked Donald’s own followers are willing to give him a free pass for any conspiracy he may be involved in, yet are willing to jump at Hillary whenever they catch a rumor of anything dubious involving her?  Hypocrites.

“And it’s a scheme so elaborate and far-reaching, it can only be defined as high treason.”

Oh, yes, never mind Crooked Donald’s constant praising of Vladimir Putin and constant belittling of America’s ally nations, not to mention his unconstitutional banning of Muslim immigrants.  Why they don’t qualify as high treason at all, do they?

“Here was the plan: On January 20th, 2017, Hillary was supposed to place her hand on the Bible and take the Presidential oath of office.  Not as the victor of an honest and fair election, but as a liar, a traitor, and the conspiracy mastermind of a rigged election.”

You’re only a quarter right.  Yes, on January 20th, 2017, she was supposed to place her hand on the Bible and take the Presidential oath of office, but definitely, definitely as the victor of an honest and fair election.  And yes, let’s completely ignore the lies, betrayals, and conspiracies of the President that we ended up with: Crooked Donald.  After all, who’s to say that he didn’t rig the election in his favor, collaborating with the Russians and all.

“Fortunately, you and I both know how her story ended… she failed to become President.  And thank God for that.”

Thank God for that?  Don’t make me laugh.  Have you been paying any attention to what Crooked Donald has been doing during his presidency?  Or have you been purposely hiding your head in the sand since his inauguration?  Maybe you have been, since Crooked Donald has been lying to you about the news being “fake” in a desperate attempt to make himself seem credible.  Because if you were to pay attention to the news, you’d realize that we would be better off with Hillary Clinton as our President after all.

“While President-elect Trump was watching his electoral votes flood in, Hillary went into hiding… practically disappearing off the face of the earth.  Why?  Because she knows this isn’t a simple case of ‘He Won; She Lost.’”

No, there were a few times where she really did publicly show up on camera and say a few things.  She even did that long after Cooked Donald’s inauguration.  And she treated it like a simple case of “He Won; She Lost.”

“No, there’s so much more to the story than that.  And the reason goes deeper than you or I could ever imagine.  So while most Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that Trump will serve as our next President…”

No, they had the exact opposite reaction.  Most Americans protested out in the streets, demanding the government to hand the Presidency over to Hillary Clinton and take it away from Cooked Donald.  They know that prejudice, racism, islamophobia, and bigotry have no place in the White House, and I completely agree.  Hell, there was even a guy who got beaten up in the streets specifically because he voted for Donald Trump!  Do you even watch the news?

“…what 99.98% of them won’t know is the uncomfortable truth.”

And by “uncomfortable truth” you mean “downright blatant lie,” right?

“The outcome of this election – arguably the most important one of our lifetime – was actually planned 23 years ago behind closed doors in a top-secret location.  And even though Hillary has all but disappeared now – her entire sinister plot is still unfolding and putting millions of American lives in jeopardy every single day.”

Oh, gimme a break.  If Hillary really had been planning the outcome of this election, she probably would have won it.  And do you have any idea what her goal is and how much supposed damage it would do?  Not to mention, let’s completely ignore the concerns that people have of how many people would lose their health care coverage if Trumpcare comes into effect.  We’re much more concerned about people losing their lives under the Trump presidency, and if they do, it’ll be the fault of Crooked Donald and his Republican cronies.

“Worse yet, Trump, Pence, or ANY of the high-powered politicos in DC are absolutely powerless to stop her.”

As if they give a rat’s ass what she does.  If Hillary’s so-called plans do happen, they’re just gonna turn a blind eye.  And if she does cause the amount of damage you say she’ll do, they’ll just think, “Hey!  We wanted to do that!”

“How do I know for sure?”

Simple.  You made it up.  Entirely.

“I’ll explain everything but let me start by introducing myself.  My name is Dr. Allan Spreen, and I work for an organization just outside Washington DC, a patriotic group that monitors our government for exactly this type of thing.”

If that were the case, then maybe, just maybe, you should monitor any potential shady business that the Republicans have been doing.  And now that Cooked Donald has become our President, why don’t you monitor his behavior and actions as well as that of his coworkers, and expose any of their corruption to the public?  This means that either A: you guys suck at your jobs, B: you guys are overly biased, or C: you guys are hypocrites!

“I can’t reveal my sources, but a network of insiders gives me special access to this kind of information.”

The fact that Allan said that he can’t reveal his sources should arouse suspicion from anyone watching this video.  If this guy wants us to believe him, the burden of proof lies with him.  And if he were to reveal his sources, his arguments and “discoveries” would have some actual credibility.  And saying that he can’t reveal his sources seems to serve two purposes here.  One: to worm his way out of said burden and further insist that you need to simply take his word for it.  And two: to paint Hillary Clinton as having a network of spies keeping watch over anything that could potentially leak out her dirty secrets, and even being willing to kill anyone that may potentially leak them out, playing even further into purpose number one.  But come on, who would really be that gullible?  If someone says they have essential information for you, and makes up excuses for not showing you proof that what they’re saying is true, you should be very suspicious of them.  Or completely disbelieve them.

In that case, you should definitely give us proof that what you’re saying is true.  Otherwise, we might just push the idea that you’re actually lying, sort of like what I’m doing right now.

“I might even be putting myself at risk to publish this report today – but it’s my duty, buth as a journalist and a proud American who loves his country.”

If you really did love your country, you would have gladly done investigating and exposing of any of Donald Trump’s dubious activity.  And stop thinking that he’s better for this country, Mr. Spreen.  I’m sorry, he’s just not.

“I’ve actually been tracking this story for years… following paper trails, checking fact, and gathering a mountain of evidence along the way…”

Evidence that you’re not even bothering to actually show your audience, Mr. Spreen?  Because if you don’t, we’ll be even more convinced that you made all of this up.

“But even I didn’t want to believe that this kind of thing could actually happen in America until I saw Hillary’s speech when she accepted the Democratic nomination.”

And if you don’t show us any of the so-called “evidence” that you supposedly ‘gathered,” (and by “gathered” I mean “fabricated”) we’ll keep not believing it.  An on a side-note, I have no idea how a person’s speech is meant to unveil a deep conspiracy theory.

“It was her smug smile and the way she waved like a queen at the crowd through the sleeves of her $12,000 pantsuit jacket… she knew she’d already won.”

Well, then, aren’t you going to show us a video clip of that speech?  Aren’t you going to show us the video where she does show off that smug smile and that regal wave?  There was a video at the very introduction of this video, why wasn’t there one here when you truly need it?  I think this guy is grasping at straws.

“I decided right then and there that I wasn’t going to let her get away with it… and I know you won’t either.”

Oh, yes, I will.  As for Crooked Donald, well, I hope you reconsider letting him get away with anything bad he had done.

“Truthfully, even the craziest of left-wing ‘libnuts’ won’t be able to deny the proof at 6:18 of this video that Hillary Clinton has co-signed the most devastating American scandal this country has ever known.”

Ha!  Oh, please.  Couldn’t be any more devastating than Crooked Donald collaborating with the Russians.  Also, you just contradicted what you said earlier about being unable to show us any proof for fear for your life.  And I bet that proof is not really proof, now is it?

“That’s right, co-signed.  Because even though I truly believe Hillary is a force of evil against our great nation, she isn’t in this alone.”

Okay, you called her a “force of evil against our great nation,” which A: No, Donald Trump is, and B: calling her things like that clearly indicate that you’re only using charge vocabulary in order to get your audience’s attention instead of relying on actual evidence.

“In fact, during my investigation, I uncovered proof of a shadowy organization operating strategically behind the scenes and manipulating Hillary’s career… with her FULL blessing.  My colleagues and I call that secret organization the Clinton Cartel.  And they’re every bit as power-hungry and despicable as Hillary herself.”

If there’s anyone power-hungry and despicable in this day of politics, it’s Crooked Donald and his cartel.  And by “cartel” I mean cabinet members and fellow Senate Republicans.  And once again, this guy claims to have proof without even bothering to show his audience any of it.  Once again, I have reason to believe that that he only pretends to have proof while making excuses to show none of it.

“Since all the way back in 1993, the Clinton Cartel has been Hillary’s ally on every rung of the political ladder, moving all the right chess pieces to buy her elections, knowing that starting in 2017 – with Queen Hillary running the show – she’d be returning the favor.  That’s right, in exchange for delivering her Presidency on a silver platter, she’d look the other way while giving the Cartel full access to run our government’s biggest agencies… for limitless profits.  Here was the plan: When Hillary’s scheme when into effect in 2017, the Cartel would have unprecedented access to our government… and a direct path to your health and money.

Do you honestly expect us to believe a story this ridiculous, Allen?  I mean, Hillary Clinton collaborating with a shadowy gang since 1993?  Promised with direct access to people’s health and money?  Oh, come on.  That’s way to ludicrous for any sensible person to believe.  But you don’t want us to be sensible do you?  You just want us to act on instinct, don’t you.  Well my instinct tells me that you’re lying through your teeth.  And besides, it’s not like the President that we actually ended up with, Crooked Donald, isn’t a threat to our good health care, now is it?  Sorry, but your attempts to protect our health have fallen flat on their face.  More importantly, though, do you have any videos of Hillary talking to members of this imaginary Cartel?  Any audio tapes?  Any transcripts?  No?  Then I’m not gonna take your word for it.  I have no reason to believe that this Cartel thing is actually true, and I think that it’s just another completely made-up story to try to convince us that she would have been a worse President than Crooked Donald, and I’m also convinced that you’re yet another one of Crooked Donald’s toadies trying to further the smear campaign against Hillary Clinton.

With their plan set in motion, she was guaranteed to win.  GUARANTEED.  Only they didn’t pull it off.  And now, the Cartel – hungrier than ever – still wants to be paid back.  Even if it’s at the expense of American lives.

If that were the case, then maybe this made-up Cartel would have joined Crooked Donald’s cabinet and tried to help him repeal Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act.  If they were to do that, they’d get their money back while also massacring so many American lives in the process, and considering that Trump and the Cartel have that common goal, I’m surprised they’re not teaming up to accomplish that.  But they’re not.  So the Cartel doesn’t exist.

“I’ll explain exactly what I mean, but here’s the part that will really blow your mind: Clinton swore up and down the campaign trail that the Cartel are actually her ENEMIES.  She’s absolutely shameless.  She publicly denounced them and said they’re out to take advantage of middle-class Americans (and they are!) but behind closed doors, she’s been greedily accepting their money AND their help for decades.”

Oh, I’m quite convinced that Clinton said nothing about a Cartel during her election campaign.  Also, You didn’t show us any indication that she has been accepting money from this fantasy Cartel.  No photos, no audio, no video clips, nothing!  So yeah.  There is no Cartel.  And besides, what about Crooked Donald?  The Russians have been helping his campaign, so why are you doing nothing to address that?  At least loads of other people have, but not you?  Hypocrite.

“Friend, what you’re about to see next proves EXACTLY why she was always unfit to be President, and why we could never allow her into the White House.”

Funny, Crooked Donald was always unfit to be President, and yet you had no problem with letting him into the White House!  Again, hypocrisy.  And I’m still convinced, she would have made a much better President than Crooked Donald here.

“Here are the facts: When Bill first assigned Hillary to lead his Task Force on National Health Care Reform in 1993, she immediately put 33 corporate power players on her team.  Now, these were some real heavy hitters across several industries that she knew had the muscle to get things done in DC and weren’t afraid to get their hands dirty in the process.  It was a real deal with the devil, to be sure.  But this group stood to make a killing because with the approval of the new healthcare bill, they were promised a payout to the tune of $10 BILLION in new revenues.  (Yup, that’s BILLION with a B.)”

Do you have any records on who these 33 corporate power players even are?  Aren’t you going to show us screenshots of these documents in a photograph or something?  Any documents of their track records?  Any e-mails or letters talking about this deal?  Any photos or videos of a meeting?  Something?  Anything?

“Fortunately, you and I both know how that ended.  Thankfully, the bill was destroyed before it ever got off the ground, and Hillary’s ‘teammates’ never go to cash their checks.  But failure has never stopped Hillary.  She’s had plenty of it… but her lust for power is never-ending.  And she knew that in our country, money can still buy power.  But you need LOTS of it.  So she decided to form a secret alliance with this group of corporate fat cats and with nothing more than a secret meeting and brief handshake to seal their pact, the Clinton Cartel was born.”

Again, no photos, no videos, nothing indicating the existence of this meeting.  So yeah.  I must admit, Allan, you have made the most elaborate story meant for vilifying Hillary Clinton ever created. Too bad I’m going to remain convinced that it’s complete bullshit.

“They vowed to never speak of their arrangement again.  But I was watching.”

Gee, if only you had brought a camera with you during this meeting and had taken photographs or recorded the meeting… oh wait!  You didn’t!  You were supposedly watching this meeting and you have nothing to show for it?  Actually, come to think of it, if you were watching their meeting twenty-four years ago between Hillary and this Cartell, then why didn’t you tell this to the media immediately after it was done?  Why wait until now!?  Were you too scared?  Did you think that nobody would believe you?  Or are you just trying even harder to make this fake Cartel story sound even more believable!?  Yep, the Clinton Cartel is just one big lie.

“And what you’re about to hear next is a matter of public record – the undeniable proof of the Cartel’s work.  Fast forward to Hillary’s 2000 Senate bid.  The Cartel funded $86,875 in cash into her campaign, ensuring her victory.  During her re-election in 2006, they upped the ante and pumped $157,015 into her campaign… and again, she won.  Then came the 2008 presidential election when the Cartel gave her $174,000 in cash.  The Cartel didn’t even care if Hillary lost in the primaries… they had their sights on 2016 the entire time.”

Don’t you think a story like that should sound suspicious to anyone?  If the Cartel had an opportunity to get Hillary into the White House before 2016, then why didn’t they use that to their advantage!?  Did nobody on that Cartel say, “Hey!  We could get Hillary into the White before 2016!  Why don’t we give it a try?”  Don’t you find it funny that they wouldn’t be eager to hasten their goal?

“Fast forward to 2015 when Hillary announced that she was running for President.  And now the Cartel went all-in… to the tune of $7,054,871.  But they didn’t stop there either.  Trying not to draw much attention to their partnership, they privately made additional contributions to the Clinton Foundation ranging from $1 million to $5 million each.”

If that were true, they’d run out of money eventually, right?  Right?  RIGHT?

“In total, it’s estimated that Hillary has accepted $10.8 million in Cartel dirty money since 2000, and that’s only including what’s publicly shown on her books.”

If she received any dirty money at all, it would never be publicly shown on her books.  She’d want to keep it top secret for the rest of time.  Publicly showing it on her books would defeat that purpose to a staggering degree and hurt her reputation, and thwart her ambitions.  So, you’ve shot yourself in the foot, Mr. Spreen.

“With that kind of money buying all the votes she needed, the scheme was practically fool-proof.  Until her carefully-laid plan was OUTED in the final hours before the election.”

Um… how?  How was it outed?  And I’m sure that so many people who heard that story knew that it was a complete lie just like I do.  Any sensible person would consider a story like that to be to ridiculous to be believed and write it off as the pathetic smear campaign that it was.

“Hillary rightfully lost, and the Cartel was once again left with their pocket turned inside out.  But that just made them even angrier.  So who exactly is this ‘faceless’ Cartel?  And why should we still be afraid of them – even after Donald Trump becomes president?”

Who is this “faceless” cartel you ask?  Simple.  They’re characters in a fanfiction you wrote in an attempt to discredit Hillary.  And why should we be afraid of them?  They’re no scarier than the stereotypical campfire ghost story.

“And most importantly, how can you protect yourself and your loved ones?”

Oh, come on.  It’s Crooked Donald and his cabinet that we need protection from.

“From my experience, I’ve found Clinton’s Cartel to be an extremely cunning and dangerous team.  They work in secret and consist of highly influential figures, lobbyists, and even corporate executives.  Now, that might not sound intimidating at first blush, but in partnership with Hillary, they’ve already launched Executive Plan 5 with one simple goal: Manipulate American politics – and the American people – for BILLIONS in pharmaceutical drug profits.  And no one would EVER catch on.  What’s even more terrifying is that this group is NOT made up of politicians.  Look, Trump has promised to ‘drain the swamp’ in DC… but these folks are too powerful to be touched.  So, even without Hillary on their side, they can still have unprecedented power to influence our government’s healthcare laws and policies.  Take for example the FDA: The Cartel has been funding that group for years.  They practically OWN it already.  How?  In just 2015 alone, the FDA received $97,605,000 in ‘standard fees’ from the Cartel.  All to allow more prescription drugs to flood the market, making BILLIONS for the Cartel.  And it’s only going to increase.  A LOT.  In fact, it should rocket to well over $100 million a year in money paid to the FDA, allowing the Cartel to continue to push their poison bills for BILLIONS in profit.”  

Well, Allan, that’s pretty elaborate for a lie, I’ll give you that much.  Shame you made up an excuse to not show your sources, otherwise, you’d be more convincing.  Also, do you have anything to indicate that the FDA is on this fantasy Cartel’s leash?  The fact that you said that you can’t show your sources should be considered to be suspicious at best.  If you really want to convince us that any of this is even remotely true, then you absolutely, positively, should show us your sources, and the fact that you’re absolutely refusing to should be considered to be highly suspicious.

“And the worst part is, they’re selling us prescription drugs that are completely unnecessary.  And many of them are deadly.  Did you know the FDA receives more than 2 million consumer complaints about prescription drugs every single year!?  It gets worse.  It’s estimated that over 350 Americans are dropping dead every single day from taking their own prescribed medications.  That means in the short time you’ve been watching this presentation, 2 more Americans have died from the Cartel’s work… and seniors are at the most risk!”

Do you have any track records as to what these prescription drugs actually are, what they do, and who is selling them?  Or how about a record of the complaints that the FDA gets from their consumers for that matter?  And the people that have been getting killed by their own medications?  You definetly, definetly should be showing something to indicate that.  But because you made an excuse to not show your sources, your story remains way to ludicrous to be believable.  Again, if you attempt to worm your way out of showing your sources, damage will be done to your credibility.

“But maybe you’re sitting here and saying, ‘That will never be me.’  Then let me ask you.  Are you over the age of 55 and taking a prescription drug?  Does your spouse take any medications?  More than 31,000 seniors will die this year from legally prescribed medications.”

What I am saying isn’t “That will never be me,” it’s, “Oh, come on.  That’s ridiculous.  How can I be sure that you’re not making any of this up?”  And no, I’m actually in my mid-twenties and I don’t take prescription drugs.  I am not married.  And being a senior is the stage of life that takes place before death anyway, so that makes it even harder to believe that their own medications are actually killing them.

“But what can you do?  Your well-meaning doctor prescribes them for high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, whatever it is.  And you need them, right?  Well, that’s what the Clinton Cartel wants you to believe.  But today, we’re exposing their most dangerous LIE.”

Sorry pal, but I have my own ideas on who the liar is.

“You see, the organization I work for is called the Health Sciences Institute. (or HSI)  We’re an independent think tank of patriotic American doctors, scientists, and researchers and we are fighting back against Hillary and her slimy Cartel by exposing their biggest lie ever, starting with five words they NEVER wanted you to hear: YOU DON’T NEED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.  Not when there are already very real cures and treatments for the diseases that plague us.  Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, MS, heart disease, even cancer.  Cures they’ve actively covered up for the last 23 years.  And today, we’re exposing everything and revealing every disease-curing secret so they lose… and you win.  Like a cancer cure that beats chemotherapy and starts killing cancer cells in just hours… covered up by our own government!?  You won’t believe this outrageous scandal.”

Excuse me while I burst out laughing here, but honestly, if these amazing cures for all of these dangerous and complicated diseases really did exist, then why didn’t you do everything within your power to make their existence public knowledge so that people could get treated, you idiots!?

“The easy secret to reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia with the power to roll your brain’s “clock” back 12 years.  How did this one get buried?  The truth comes out today…  The only solution that erases arthritis pain and REBUILDS arthritic joints.  Pain vanishes in as little as seven days.  Are you ready for a brand new outlook on life and ZERO pain?  Want deep, restful, healing sleep night after night?  Without the danger of deadly sleeping pills?  You’ll be amazed by this new sleep wonder and just how dangerous the pharma stuff secretly is.  There’s a deadly symptom of heart failure that your doctor doesn’t know!  This is MUST-READ information to save you from a fatal heart attack: Plus, there’s a simple solution for protecting your heart now, if you know where to look.  ”

Well the truth should have come out a long time ago!  Why did you wait until now!?  That way, if the Clinton Cartel really did exist, (and there’s a reason I say “if”) Hillary would have been completely exposed, the Cartel would have fallen apart, her ambitions would have collapsed, Bernie Sanders would have won the election, and maybe, just maybe, we would have had a much better President right now!  Why didn’t you make any of this public knowledge a long time ago?  Because if you did, this would have been so much more believable.

“You see, there are TRUE cures from all over the world that work as well (or better!) than prescriptions… but with no lousy side-effects.”

You know the old saying “too good to be true?”  Well that’s what all of this sounds like to me, and that should definitely, definitely raise suspicion.

“In fact, in many countries around the world… these therapies are PRESCRIBED by doctors.  And results are flowing in that they’re curing grateful patients from cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and more.”

Then why don’t you provide an actual example, then?

“But why not here?  In the Greatest country in the world?”

Greatest country in the world?  I seriously beg to differ.

“Well, it interferes with the Cartel’s money machine.  You see, these are all NATURAL disease treatments… discovered by top scientists right here on God’s green earth.  But you can’t patent a plant extract or an herbal disease treatment.  And if you can’t patent something, you can’t sell it for big profits.”  

Well, there’s an old saying that goes: You’ll never know until you try.  In my opinion, you can patent these natural treatments.  It may not be easy but it is possible, and if growing, patenting, and making profits off of fruits and vegetables – naturally produced food! – is possible, why not with plant extracts or herbal disease treatments?  Don’t you think that something like that would be highly suspicious?  At best?  Grocery stores and make profits off of fruits and vegetables so pharmaceutical companies have no excuse for not trying any of this.  But maybe if they were to start giving it a try, then this story would have come up at all.Not only that, though, but you said that the planet’s top scientists found these natural cures, so why don’t you give us their names and credentials?  Aren’t you going to give us stories on how they managed to find these supposed natural cures?  Again, more “evidence” that you’re withdrawing from us.

“So why would the Cartel even waste their time?”

Same reason grocery stores sell fruits and vegetables.  Now if they were to start taking that into consideration and give it a try, they would make money faster and more honestly.

“It makes WAY more sense for them to try to replicate the cure with something artificial that will become their next cash cow.”

No, it doesn’t.  If customers realize that there’s been a real cure and they’ve been purchasing a fake one this entire time, they’ll not want to buy their product anymore, and the Cartel’s finances would plunge down the toilet in a landslide.  

“So the Cartel bullies the FDA into making sure these natural cures STAY a secret.  While also making sure you and your doctor only hear about their ‘wonder drugs’… and keeping those deadly side-effects sealed away from the public eye.  And that keeps Americans coming back to deadly and ineffective pharma drugs over and over.”

Yet another instance where providing us with a video showing us this would be tremendously helpful.

“But, finally, that ends TODAY.  For the first time ever, I’m unmasking and counting down the Top 5 Covered-Up Cures that Hillary’s Cartel and their partners at the FDA have openly tried to discredit.  I’ll show you proof of what these cures can do for you and your family… (And yes, I do mean CURES for the deadliest diseases known to mankind.)”

I have two problems with him saying this.  One: He doesn’t actually show us the actual proof of what these cures can do or even what they look like, no photos, no interviews with the people who have gotten treated, nothing of the sort.  Two: I don’t think it’s enough to raise awareness of these supposed cures to us.  The knowledge of the existence of these cures won’t do us any good if we can’t easily obtain them.  Allan and his buddies should make the existence of these cures more wide-spread and more importantly, mass-produce them so that they can easily give them to whomever might need them most.

“You’ll also hear from ‘hopeless’ people who had their lives changed forever…  You’ll see the results from rock-solid scientific studies…”

That you won’t even bother showing us, Mr. Spreen?  

“And most importantly… I’ll show you how you can legally get your hands on all of them.  Free.”

Cue a commercial for one of his books.  I’ll skip this segment and fast-forward to the segment where it talks about the whole cure-for-cancer thing.

“For the first time ever, cancer is now a completely curable disease.  Colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer, lung cancer, leukemia, even inoperable brain tumors and more… are NO match for this natural discovery.  It’s all thanks to this breakthrough that comes from one of the strangest places on earth… a rare type of sour honey!?”

Oh, I’m sorry, a special sour honey can cure cancer?  My scouter says that your ridiculousness levels have gone… well… how do I explain this?

“We’ve uncovered a lot of dirt over the last 19 years, but NOTHING this huge.”

Yep.  What he said.  Aren’t you going to provide us with a photograph of said honey?  Or present us with an example of how it was able to cure cancer?  A scientific diagram?  A video of a cancer patient eating some of said honey and then being magically cured of said cancer?  Do you have anything to indicate how this sour honey is able to cure cancer of any kind shape and form?  Because that is scientifically ludicrous.  And unless you have any proof of this, it will remain ludicrous.  

“Keep watching and I’ll explain.  Cancer.  Just the word alone would make anyone’s heart drop in fear.  Maybe you have a loved one going through treatment right now and you know exactly how devastating the disease can be.  Maybe you’ve even worried about it yourself… wondering how a diagnosis would impact your own life… your family, friends, even pets.  It’s a completely rational fear, considering the fact it’s estimated there are 14 MILLION Americans living with some form of cancer right now and 1.6 million new cases expected to be added by the end of this year alone.  And it’s not even the fear of living through the disease and decline that’s the worst part.  It’s the fear of dying the horrible death that comes with it.  Chemotherapy, radiation, disfiguring surgery… and then death.  More than half a million Americans a year… dead from cancer.  Imagine how angry their families would be if they could see the emails I discovered…”

Gee.  Are you even bothering to actually show them to us!?  Do you have any credibility on this matter?

“A private email exchange sent between government researchers where they ADMITTED that a natural cure was the BEST cancer treatment available.  I managed to get my hands on the message itself and am publishing the smoking gun for you to see yourself… here’s the direct quote from their email: ‘[Sour Honey] is the only effective therapeutic available on the market so far.’”

Then why don’t you directly show it to us then?  Did you screenshot the e-mail?  If you did, why didn’t you show it to us?  That “direct quote” might as well be your own words.

“Think of all the needless deaths that could have been prevented had the FDA issued a public statement about the truth behind this bona-fide natural cancer cure.  But instead, they chose to keep their email chain private and unpublished.  They didn’t want anyone to see the truth or make their Cartel ‘investors’ angry.  And this admission was dated all the way back in 2013!  Imagine if the 1.7 million people who have died since then would have known about this natural cure’s power.  But instead, they were told the same lie that the Cartel spoon-feeds the American public (so THEY can pay cash for their custom Porsches): ‘Chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery are the only way.’  And they sure don’t want you to know about a potent natural cancer-defeater that’s as easy (and save!) as adding a spoonful of honey to a cup of hot tea.”

I’m sorry, but I think you should start showing us proof that this sour honey exists, let alone that it’s able to cure cancer in an instant.  Do you have even a scrap of evidence to back this up?  Again, more claims that you’re not even bothering to show us.  Have you studied and taken notes on the chemical composition of said honey and do you plan on showing it to us?  Oh, wait, you just sent us a commercial for one of your books.  And you expect us to find the proof there.  I’m sorry, but if you were to give us some proof now, we’d have more incentive to buy your book in the first place.

“But I don’t drive a pricey luxury car… or make a single red cent off ANY cure.  So I can’t wait to share this exciting news with you today.  In the heart of the Brazilian jungle, a tiny, remote area exists where special bees create one of the rarest substances on earth.  It’s a type of ‘sour honey’ that has remained untouched for thousands of years.  Until it was recently tested in a lab and delivered these near-miraculous results: Within 24 hours, Sour Honey was shown in vitro to demolish breast cancer cells on the spot – killing 13% of the cancer in just the first day alone!  And in a separate study, looking at human-like tumors on mice, tumor growth was halted a full 50% with Sour Honey.  And on two different aggressive types of prostate cancer cells, Sour Honey was shown in vitro to boost the speed in killing the cancer destroying up to 75% of the cancer cells in the study!”

This is where a photograph of said honey and said bees would really come in handy.  On top of that, why don’t you make special farms where you breed these special bees and mass-produce said sour honey?  And aren’t you going to show us any proof at all that this “sour honey” can cure cancer as miraculously as you claim?  You’re not going to show us videos or photographs of these tests?  You’re not gonna show us photos or videos featuring the mice?  No documents of that study?  How am I supposed to be convinced that this story about this sour honey is real, let alone that it can actually cure cancer as effectively as you claim?

“So how does it work so fast and so effectively?”Um, it doesn’t?“Well, unlike chemo drugs that work through ‘mass extinction’… attacking every cell in your body and destroying the good with the bad, this rare Sour Honey works on a whole other level: First it teams up with your body’s own natural chemistry to selectively target “grow” signals that cancer cells put out as they multiply and spread.  Next, it marks all of those nasty little cells (kind of like a label maker) – letting the body know that they are bad news.  Then it swoops into action on the ‘marked cells,’ destroying masses of cancer cells and only cancer cells.  So your normal, healthy cells stay untouched and continue to thrive.  But that’s not all.  The thing that makes Sour Honey so one-of-a-kind, is that it has a dual-mechanism for killing cancer cells.  Meaning, in addition to eliminating cancer directly, it’s even been proven in studies to drive cancer cells to kill THEMSELVES.  I’ll save you the boring science lecture and tell you everything you need to know next.  ”

Well, the least you could have done is wrote and sold a book that actually gives us proof about this sour honey and what it can do.  What he does from here on is insist that there have been studies shown that show that sour honey cures cancer, but he doesn’t even bother to show us anything from said studies and doesn’t even bother showing us any examples thereof.  After that, it’s just a long-winded commercial for other stuff.  But if I dive into the rest of this video, we’d be here forever, so I’m gonna save myself and all of you so much time and energy and just end this here and now.
Bottom line: Not a single thing Dr. Allan Spreen said was backed up with proper evidence like photos or videos, and it seemed like he just relied on shock value to supposedly get his point across, or more accurately, to kiss Crooked Donald’s ass.  While I do think that this “Clinton Cartel” story does sound interesting, I also think that it is a load of rubbish.  What makes this assumption even more convincing is that the only other people talking about this “Clinton Cartel” are the people on Fox News, who are notorious for biased conservative viewpoints, the real “fake news.”  I do admit, though, this “Clinton Cartel” story does sound pretty interesting, but I am convinced that he made it up, and will remain that way unless he provides actual proof.  But because he didn’t provide his audience with any proof of the whole “Clinton Cartel” thing, I have more reason to believe that the Clinton Cartel is a complete lie.  A lie that I nearly fell for hook, line, and sinker and I’m here to make sure that you don’t.  I hope the maker of this video actually reads this blog and watches in horror as I completely expose what a liar he is, and destroy his credibility.  I should expose the notion to the public that there is no Clinton Cartel!  Crooked Donald’s lies haven’t fooled the sensible, intelligent people of America.  What chance does this loser have?  And I’m quite certain that this clown is doing the very thing that he’s accusing Hillary’s so-called “cartel” of doing.

Good god, this was such an exhausting blog to create.

Thanks to Dr. Cragmire at The Dashing Spinner.