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Wednesday, April 10th, 2024


Letters: What I tell my friends when they ask me why I’m voting for Trump (10/31/20)

Friends, why I support Trump

When friends ask me why I am voting for President Donald Trump, I tell them I’m not voting for a personality, but for policies I believe are best for our country.

• I’m voting for tax policies that keep businesses competitive globally and sustain employment growth and economic opportunity.

• I’m voting for judges who do not legislate from the bench.

• I’m voting for properly funded and trained police departments that protect all citizens regardless of color.

• I’m voting for an accountable and functional Veterans Administration.

• I’m voting for fair trade policies.

• I’m voting for logical immigration laws consistent with international best practices.

• I’m voting for peace through strength.

• I’m voting for all NATO nations to pay their share of the burden.

• I’m voting for peace in the Middle East and the protection of Israel

• I’m voting for the continued growth of natural gas through fracking and its positive impact on CO2 emissions.

• I’m voting for sensible abortion laws that protect life in late-term situations.

• I’m voting for the Electoral College, so California and New York do not control the election.

• I’m voting for a market-based health plan that promotes competition, protects pre-existing conditions and reduces cost.

I’m sorry my friends can’t get past hating a president with a disturbing personality but also with sound policies.

Henry Rissier, Silverthorne



Monday, March 25th, 2024


Democrats certainly do have a knack for destroying everything they touch !    Nancy
California is not all right
March 23, 2024

Despite stubbornly high inflation and record-high credit card debt, the economy added 2.7 million jobs last year while unemployment hovered just below 4%. But not all states did as well. California, the gem of Democratic uniparty governance, added just 154,000 jobs, and joblessness stagnated above 5%.

While states such as Florida and Texas grew their workforce by 3.4% and 3.3%, respectively, California’s grew by just 0.87%. All this was while the state budget deficit ballooned to a record $73 billion as revenues from personal income tax collection dropped by 25%.

Why is California’s economy sputtering while the rest of the nation moves ahead?

The simplest answer is that California’s population is shrinking. After more than 100 years of steady growth, California is exporting more people than it is importing. The state continues to have golden sunshine, natural beauty, and warm winters, but bad policy decisions by Democratic politicians who run the state mean people simply don’t want to live there anymore.

The biggest reason people are leaving is the cost of housing. On the coast where the best jobs are, California has some of the most expensive housing in the nation. To afford a median-priced home in San Francisco, a household needs to make $400,000 a year. Actual households in San Francisco make just one-third of that: $136,000.

California’s housing crisis is due to excessive environmental regulation, which makes it impossible to build new homes. While California built just fewer than 120,000 new homes in 2020, Texas built more than 260,000.




Wednesday, January 17th, 2024



Trump Victory May Forecast Creative Destruction

Chaos may lead to renewal

JAN 15, 2024


“Creative destruction,” the term coined by Joseph Schumpeter to describe the power of capitalism to create something greater from the destruction of something lesser, is an optimistic forecast of the outcome of Monday’s vote in the Iowa Caucuses.

Former President Donald Trump resoundingly won the contest, setting himself up for a triumphant return as the GOP nominee who will confront whomever the Democrats nominate this year, whether it is an ailing and unpopular President Joe Biden or a late-game substitute.

Within the Republican contest, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, whom I favored, couldn’t overcome the wellspring of support for Trump that came from unfair, undemocratic prosecutions by the Biden administration and local hick prosecutors in New York City and Atlanta. Those prosecutors and officials in Colorado, Maine and elsewhere who have sought illegally and outrageously to deny voters the option of voting for Trump—supposedly in the name of democracy—helped propel his ascent.

Trump still faces former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, but the former president seems likely to prevail. Haley is a happy warrior like Trump, but will be cast as a globalist, neoconservative, establishment Republican for the simple reason that she is one. Few on the Right beyond the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Chamber of Commerce long for uncontrolled immigration, exporting manufacturing to Asia, or funding the defense of wealthy European moochers.

But Iowa was about more than the prosecutions. Trump is right on policy and right on the image of America, which appealed to Iowa voters. They want the Three Fat Years of economic growth that Trump and his economic team achieved before China inflicted the COVID-19 pandemic on the world. Through those years, Trump had ended the decade of economic malaise that created the populist wave that brought him to power. He made everyone willing to work hard better off—especially minorities.




Wednesday, January 10th, 2024


Another excellent article by Sam Faddis a retired CIA operations specialist who spent the majority of his career  in the Middle East.  Nancy

Joe Broke The Planet – You Pay The Price

By Sam Faddis   January 9, 2024

Ever since Joe Biden sat down in the White House a great many people, myself included, have been talking about the possible dire consequences down the road of a Biden Presidency. Putting a mentally incompetent Chinese puppet in the Oval Office seemed calculated to turn out badly. “Eventually, we will pay the price” has been the standard refrain.

“Eventually” is today.

The Iranians, via their Houthi surrogates, have closed the Red Sea. Ninety-five percent of the commercial shipping that would have normally transited the Red Sea and the Suez Canal is now taking the long way around Africa instead. Shipping costs have skyrocketed by 60% already. Insurance costs are up 20%.

You will pay the price for that at the pump, the grocery store, and in all your purchases. Orders of merchandise will be delayed by weeks in delivery.

The U.S. Navy is conducting a pointless and toothless exercise called Operation Prosperity Guardian.  It accomplishes nothing. We shoot down cheap throwaway drones that cost less than $2000 and junk missiles with 2 million dollar interceptors. The Houthi missile batteries on shore remain untouched and intact.

Our forces across the Middle East are under almost continuous attack by other Iranian surrogates. Every once in a great while we strike a target of no real significance. Mostly, we pretend like it is not happening. We are at war. We are under continuous assault. We take no meaningful action to defend ourselves.

The Communist Chinese are ramping up for action against Taiwan. At least twenty Chinese spy balloons have passed over Taiwan in the last week. The CCP just launched a “satellite” directly over Taiwan. That launch was initially mistaken for a missile attack on the island. Chinese officials are making almost continuous statements regarding the inevitability of “reunification” between the mainland and Taipei.





Monday, January 8th, 2024


Green Energy Waste Overlooked In Climate Agenda
The amount of waste piling up from solar panels and wind turbine blades can be measured in tons. And the industry is just getting started.
Almost all spent solar panels in the United States end up in landfills, and many first- and second-generation panels are already tapping out, well ahead of their anticipated 30-year lifespan.
Added to that will be an estimated 9.8 million metric tons of dead panels to deal with between 2030 and 2060, according to a study published in Science Direct.
Tossing a solar panel into a U.S. landfill currently costs about $1, maybe $2. To recycle that same panel, the cost balloons to $20 to $30, according to an estimate reported by PV Magazine.
Wind turbine parts present a similar challenge, with thousands of blades having already found their way into dumps and fields in Texas, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Iowa.
It’s no small feat to dump a blade. The length of a single wind turbine blade can be more than 200 feet or longer than the wingspan of a Boeing 747, according to the Department of Energy. Offshore wind rigs are even larger.


Wednesday, November 29th, 2023


Please scroll down for a very  informative article re the vulnerabilities of our electric grid substations except for the fact that the author  blames the past attacks on domestic terrorists and white supremacist groups.  What, no mention of the possibility that foreign terrorists who have entered our country through our open border could be a possible threat !  Nancy  P.S.  This Judicial Watch  article re migrants caught at our border  makes for some very interesting  reading ! 

The Ongoing Battle to Protect Critical Substation Infrastructure

Nov. 28, 2023
by Eddie Williams
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  The threats to substations are many, and varied. According to a study by Politico, physical attacks on the power grid are at their highest level since 2012, and utilities reported 60 such attacks on major grid infrastructure (in addition to two cyberattacks) during the first three months of 2023 alone. That’s more than double the number from the same period last year, and the methods of attack are increasing alongside the frequency.  
Given the diversity of these threats, experts are now advising that utilities undergo threat assessments based on specific challenges posed by their location and unique vulnerabilities.

You’ve seen them, though they’re not much to look at – gravel patches of dull gray poles and metal boxes strung with wires, coils, and pipes. The U.S. grid consists of around 55,000 substations, high-voltage equipment used for the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity across the country. Usually found off to the side of some unassuming rural road or industrial park, we drive by substations each day with little thought, just some dystopian (this is the second use of dystopian in writing in my entire life.) art exhibits lining our commute. But for bad actors intent on creating chaos, substations represent something much more valuable – the perfect target.

One of substation’s primary functions is to (the main roles of substations is to) convert electricity into the correct (different) voltages that can be used by (so it can be transmitted into) our homes and businesses. Without substations, electricity cannot be measured, and voltage levels cannot be switched or regulated because the equipment is specifically designed to handle particular voltages of power. When this happens, the power goes out and cities or regions can shut down. Given its critical importance, you’d assume this infrastructure would be heavily guarded round-the-clock. Nope. Instead, substations are usually just surrounded by a chain-link fence, the security equivalent of protecting a basketball court.




Sunday, November 19th, 2023


Just when you think Biden and his administration can’t possibly continue to make any more disastrous  policy decisions,  they  give Iran $10 Billion more !!! Can this country survive another nightmare year of Biden ?

Biden Administration’s $10 Billion Prize to Iran: Just A Small Thank You for Engineering a War, Wounding 56 US Troops and Trying to Drive the US Out of The Middle East.

by Majid Rafizadeh  

  • Dr. Majid Rafizadeh is a business strategist and advisor, Harvard-educated scholar, political scientist, board member of Harvard International Review, and president of the International American Council on the Middle East. He has authored several books on Islam and US Foreign Policy. He can be reached at Dr.Rafizadeh@Post.Harvard.Edu

November 18, 2023 


Who needs the Nobel Peace Prize when you can have the Biden War Prize? That’s right, the Biden administration announced this week that it plans to give the Iranian regime another $10 billion in unfrozen assets from Oman, apparently as a small token of appreciation for helped orchestrate a war in the Middle East and targeting US troops in the region at least 56 times, wounding at least 56 US servicemen, many with traumatic brain injury — in just one month! Where does everyone sign up?

The total number of attacks on US troops by the Iranian regime since US President Joe Biden assumed office, is (so far) 139: 83 before March, 56 since. This new $10 billion comes on top of the earlier “closer to $60 billion” it already gave the regime by not enforcing sanctions against it.

  • From the Iranian regime’s perspective, annihilating Israel and the Jews would presumably be a major breakthrough, giving them a dominance over the Muslim world, even greater than Saudi Arabia’s.
  • The dedicated funds that this new $10 billion will release can now be used to put the finishing touches on the mullahs’ nuclear bomb – to threaten their Sunni neighbors in the Gulf, Europe, and above all, “The Great Satan, the United States. Iran’s plans for cutting “The Great Satan” (and others) down to size are already underway in Cuba and throughout South America. Earlier this month, Israel helped Brazil thwart an attack by the Iran-backed terrorist group Hizballah on Brazil’s Jews.
  • Sadly, the $10 billion looks suspiciously like a “pretty please” bribe not to try to drive the US out of the region this year [before the 2024 US election]; instead, wait for next year.
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Tuesday, November 14th, 2023


Our electrical grid system just may be our “Achilles Heel”.   Nancy  

Electricity Use Booms in Texas, a Harbinger for the Country

Power demand is climbing across the nation as industrial users connect to the grid, populations grow and weather gets more extreme

Updated Nov. 13, 2023 7:18 am ET

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EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  The U.S. is also making a historic transition from conventional power plants fueled by coal and natural gas to cleaner forms of energy such as wind and solar power. Grid operators across the U.S. have been warning that power-generating capacity is struggling to keep up with demand, and that gaps could lead to rolling blackouts during hot or cold weather extremes.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including its electricity use, which is increasing at historic rates in a sign of what is to come for much of the U.S.

The country’s largest electricity producer and user saw sales grow at five times the national rate for the past decade, roughly like adding Louisiana. A crushing heat wave this summer broke 10 peak demand records for the main Texas grid operator, which narrowly avoided blackouts one hot evening.

Texas is an extreme example with a big population that needs a lot of air conditioning, but it is also at the center of trends pushing electricity use higher in pockets of the country: the reshoring of manufacturing, the growth of power-hungry data centers and a push to electrification.

New customers that have connected to the Texas grid in recent years include the Tesla gigafactory near Austin. PHOTO: JORDAN VONDERHAAR/BLOOMBERG NEWS


Tuesday, October 24th, 2023


Government corruption, everywhere you look !    Bio of Senator Hawley   In my opinion, he is one of the good guys !!!    Nancy
Energy Department Official Speechless When Grilled by Sen. Hawley Over Appearances at Paid Events

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During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on Oct. 19, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) grilled Jigar H. Shah, the director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office, over the latter’s appearances at paid events. When asked if he thought it’s fine to attend events where “people who want to get loans from the government are paying to see you,” Mr. Shah was speechless for a moment.


Wednesday, October 18th, 2023



“Police State”: Dinesh D’Souza On The Left’s Campaign Of Thuggery Against Trump

Mike Gallagher  |  Posted:  October 17, 2023
“Police State” is in theaters Monday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 25 , 2023 followed by release across all the streaming platforms is Friday, October 27 – 5:00 pm PT.  All tickets sold only at (October 17, 2023)
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