Like Spoiled Brat Children, Yes Lakota’s School Board is Laughing at us: You have to work really hard to move the needle just a little bit

I know, it feels like the Lakota school board was laughing at us and sticking their tongue out at us like a bunch of spoiled brat kids in the back seat of a car after their Monday meeting, where they essentially declared their superintendent guilt-free despite the protests from the community. I read the situation differently, but I understand how it feels. I’ve been doing this kind of stuff for a long time, and I think I’ve seen every ugly thing humans can do to each other many times. But I remember how I felt when I was just getting into some of this stuff in my 20s and 30s. I was so upset about it that it essentially started my writing career. I wrote my first book, The Symposium of Justice, as my contemplations after some very nasty business in the city of Mason, where my wife and I had been raising our children. It is painful to realize that the systems we thought were put in place to serve the public and make a better society are just organizations of malice meant to give adults all their fantasies of power and manipulation to satisfy the worst in human nature. It is extremely deflating to learn that most of our institutions have been built to serve sheer evil and that none of them work the way we thought they did or how they were portrayed on television. I’ve dealt with crooked cops all my life, and I wrote about those experiences in my book. Not all cops are bad; I think many get into the business for the right reasons. But I am not surprised by how things occurred in Lakota, where many thought there should be criminal prosecution of the Lakota superintendent, and all that ended up happening, in the end, was that the school board, the public employees, the police, and the media seemed to laugh and mock our efforts at justice. 

I’ve told the story years ago about some of my early years, and when I uncovered a drug distribution network in one of my old neighborhoods, I thought the police would be happy to hear it. I took the case to the mayor of Mason himself, and before it was all said and done, it involved even public officials in the city of Cincinnati mayor’s office at the time. It involved the FBI too and the media. For a while, it was a full-on war that eventually, the police came to my home to talk sense to us, and they said to my wife and me in our living room, “if you want to live in a nice neighborhood, why don’t you move to one.” Which, at the time, we thought was a pretty good neighborhood. It was a starter neighborhood in Mason; we liked the school. My wife was a volunteer there. And we wanted to help keep our community nice. But a percentage of the police force found easy money in selling drugs or allowing teenagers to sell drugs, and they facilitated it. And some good cops wanted to do a good job, and they would tell me that their hands were tied. When the city’s mayor wouldn’t prosecute hours and hours and hours of drug deals I had on tape filmed from the living room window of my house across the street where they were selling, I knew I was in trouble. I remember how it felt, and I see those same feelings coming out in young people in their 30s and 40s who don’t understand why the Lakota schools would take the position they have on the bad conduct of their superintendent. And why would the police and prosecutor not take the situation seriously? 

I’ve asked those same questions, and I wrote a book to propose what could be done about it. I have learned that many of our society’s institutions are contaminated with diabolical evil, and they want to keep it that way. They try to convince us that it’s not so. But we see it playing out everywhere, whether it’s our national policies, global problems, or local school system. Evil grows in institutions where good people are told to put on the blinders and trust the authorities. And the truth is, you can never trust them. It’s not that people start out in life as evil, but with each new bad decision they make, they become more so with each one. They seek refuge in the teacher’s union or government institution. Bad things turn into everyday things, and the basic collectivism of an administrative state defines itself as the facilitator of what is bad in the world by its very nature. And evil protects itself from the judgment of people who haven’t become that way yet. And even worse, people who are in those systems don’t see themselves as evil; they think any attack on the system they serve as evil, so it’s not hard for them to have a good laugh when they have pushed back against our judgment for thinking what they were are doing is wrong. I didn’t listen to those Mason cops for about two years. We stayed in that little house longer than we needed to, but we eventually moved. It was the right thing for us, but I hated giving the impression to them that we were giving them what they wanted. But my family was miserable with all the constant fighting.   Every time we left our home to go someplace, it was like there was a party where the entire street would celebrate our departure. It was a horrible thing to go through, and when we did move to a home where we had a lot more space and could control our neighborhood much better, we were much better off.

But should it be that way? Of course not. And I took what I learned from those experiences and have committed myself to a continuation that fights on the ground that I control, and that’s how it will always be for me. I would say that if you want good in the world, you have to work 1000X harder than evil to have just a little bit of good. And that it’s worth all the work. And when evil mocks you, as they clearly are in Lakota schools over their display of a rigged system against the taxpayers, a system that they control, and are supported by other institutions committed to the same Liberal World Order, understand what you are looking at. If they hate you, you are serving the side of good. You are showing kids that there are options in the world and that there isn’t only one decision, to be pushed through the meat grinder of liberalism and to have their intellects destroyed before they even have a chance at a good life. The system may be rigged for the efforts of evil, but that doesn’t mean we are helpless. It just means that fighting for what’s right is much harder than they told us growing up. They don’t tell stories about how it is on television or in movies. They don’t write songs about how evil works in the world. So many people are broad-sided when they have to confront it. Only the church deals with this issue; many people don’t have a relationship with the church these days, and when they do, they can’t see how to apply it to their daily lives. But remember, when you see them mocking you, remember that the information you learn from them is far better than the results you hope for. And buckle down for the fight and know that you will have to work much harder than them for positive results. Then knowing that you will be much more prepared to do what’s right for the world.   It’s worth the fight, even though it doesn’t feel that way most of the time. But it’s a lot of work. Many people don’t want to work hard to do what’s right. It’s much easier to cave to the pressure of evil, which is how it spreads.

Rich Hoffman

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The New Costco in Liberty Township, Ohio: Small government and guns make communities great

For around two years, I had been looking for a PlayStation 5. Unfortunately for PlayStation, the company released its newest video game console during Covid. Who would have ever thought that the economy of the world would shut down entirely when planning for such a new release? In many places in the world, supply chains have not returned to normal due to massive government interference and their stupid support of Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset. That has been particularly true of computer chips, which make the new PlayStation 5 so powerful. So it’s been very difficult to get a new PlayStation 5. Our family has continued playing our old PlayStation 4 over that duration like many people have had to. But I’ve been on the lookout for one for several years and have not been able to find one. There are usually long waiting lists you have to get on to have a chance to buy one. Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and all the usual places have been unable to keep them when they do come in, and what they get has usually been a very limited supply. So I was quite shocked when I went to the new Costco in Liberty Township to meet my family on the opening day of November 2022 and saw at the entrance a pallet of PlayStation 5s stacked high for people to grab as they came into the new and wonderful store. I arrived before my family did, and it took me less than a fraction of a second to see the obvious. I grabbed one as people were plucking them from the stack as quickly as they came in, and we bought it that day and have enjoyed it profusely. 

Yes, I’m a fan of Costco, even though they are not exactly conservatives. They are known Obama supporters, but they provide excellent service, so I haven’t held that against them. Costco does a lot of great things, and I have been a frequent visitor to the one in Tri-County, Ohio, for many years. When I found out that they were going to build a new Costco in Liberty Township, Ohio, I was very happy because I feel like a lot of people do about Tri-County, Ohio, located between the cities of Sharonville and Springdale, that big government has destroyed the former economic boom town and left it a husk of desperate value. I used to think of Tri-County as one of the greatest economic centers in the United States. I worked there several times in my life, so I know the area’s character well; it’s been a part of my life most of my life. So I’ve seen it in better days. But over the last 10 to 20 years, the progressive policies that came from big government woke policies have left the reputation to be one of crime. To describe it simply in one word, when I think of Tri-County, I think of MTV. The youth have been allowed to run wild and take over the character of the area, and wherever youth go, like mindless locusts, they destroy everything in their path. Older people don’t want to deal with a bunch of slack-jawed kids dressed inappropriately and constantly catcalling women while trying to shop and spend time with their families. But kids don’t have money, but moms who run families do, and those types of moms made Tri-County great. 

That is why Costco built a store in Liberty Township, which is everything that Tri-County isn’t, very conservative and safe, and people who live there have money and care about things. It’s not to say that Liberty Township couldn’t become like Tri-County at some point, but the differences couldn’t be more obvious. In Butler County, Ohio, where Liberty Township is, there are over 400,000 residents, most of whom have guns. They either have guns in the home or carry them, and crime is not tolerated the way it has been 6 miles to the south in Tri-County and Sharonville. So it shouldn’t be a surprise to see Costco realizing that their Tri-County store was being held back because people just didn’t want to be in an area known for crime to shop at their store. So they built a new one, and people were hungry for it. For the first few weeks, there has been a line to get into the store, and people have been flocking to it just to buy goods and services and enjoy the Costco experience. And this new Costco has had everything, a lot more than the Tri-County store had, like PlayStation 5s. As I bought our new PlayStation in the long lines that went to the back of the store, I realized that if the Tri-County store did try to carry the type of items that the new Liberty Township store did, that theft would be the likely result. In Tri-County, with their progressive governments and their big-city attitudes, crime is much more permitted. In Liberty Township, crime isn’t permitted at all. And there are a lot of guns carried by good people who won’t hesitate to use those guns to defend property and persons, which was always the point of the 2nd Amendment. 

This is precisely why many of us in the Butler County area have fought the temptation to allow West Chester and Liberty Township to become a city like their neighbors in Sharonville, Springdale, and Forest Park. Bad government happens when it gets too big, and once there are city councils and mayors involved, woke politics starts to attach itself to the decision-making process, and things get out of control. So we have fought for small government in Butler County, and the results are obvious. Butler County communities run much better than communities within the I-275 loop that have fallen for the big government temptation. I could tell stories about my experiences in Mason, where they have a city too, but over time they have had to become much more nibble on their feet to adapt to the pressure exerted by Sycamore Township to their south and Liberty Township to their west. The struggle to keep the government small is hard, but it’s obvious where they manage because when the government is small, there is less bureaucratic nonsense, allowing companies to invest without all the additional trouble. And when you go to the new Costco in LIbety Township and see the lines from people hungry to get in, you can see the obvious quickly. I happened to listen to a few older men standing outside the new Costco, bewildered as to why people were going so crazy over this new store, even days later after it initially opened. And the answer was that a lot of these shoppers were simply sitting at home waiting for something to open near them because they didn’t want to go into Tri-County to deal with the mess there, all the kids with their pants walking around half down, the nasty language, the cars with rap music pouring through closed windows but being so loud that it vibrates the fillings out of people’s teeth. When there is too much government and too much progressive policy, it ruins communities. When there is less, it makes communities better because the kind of people who shop and start businesses can then have a relationship without the government messing it up. And guns help a lot. Where there are lots of guns by private hands, there is much less crime. Where there are less guns, there is a lot more bad behavior.   And put simply, that is why the new Costco at Liberty Township is so much better and why communities like Tri-County, Ohio, are failing. 

Rich Hoffman

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Graham Hancock’s ‘Ancient Apocalypse’ on Netflix: The most dangerous series on television and what it means to all civilization

I agree with what they are saying about Graham Hancock’s Ancient Apocalypse series on Netflix, that it is their most dangerous show. And I think it’s magnificent. Even though the eight-part series just scratches the surface of how much work has gone into understanding that all evidence points to an advanced human civilization that existed before and during the last ice age and that previous assumptions about tribal diffusion from Russia down into Alaska are wrong, the work that Graham Hancock is doing is essentially the kind that Robert Kennedy has been doing concerning Covid-19. The facts point to a massive government conspiracy to use Covid as a bioweapon and to unleash it upon society to control them from a newly empowered administrative state. What Graham Hancock has been doing in his many great books over the last 30 years has been shaking the foundations of archaeology and, thus, institutionalism under the umbrella of scholarship to its very core. The academic institutions have been lying to people about where mankind came from and, in that way, have been hoping to control where it’s going. And they have been caught; Graham, the investigative reporter from the BBC and The Economist, in a previous lifetime, caught them. And he has traveled all over the world uncovering that lie, which culminated in this Netflix show that I thought was wildly great. The show introduces viewers to some very abstract concepts that Graham Hancock’s books have revealed over many years. So over the holidays of 2022, if you are looking for something great to watch on Netflix, this series Ancient Apocalypse is currently trending number one, and based on the content, it will stay there for a while. 

Probably the most important aspect of Graham Hancock’s work is that he shows that there is a massive interest in the roots of populism, even in the field of archaeology. So it’s not just politics that mass populations push back against institutionalism. In the modern era, as they often do, single-point failure administrative states, whether they be monarchies run by aristocracies, theocracies run by the church, or even governments run by the ambitions of democracy, or even the street thugs who want to burn it all down who George Soros funds, such as Antifa, with thoughts of anarchy, all those organized approaches to gain control over mass populations have failed, and people are quite aware of it. And they are rebelling; whether it’s the Brexit movement in England, the MAGA movement in America, or the support of Balsonaro in Brazil, people are noticing that they don’t like or trust the institutions that have risen in the 20th century under the banners of progressivism and are rethinking just about everything in their lives. And to Graham Hancock’s point, the archaeological community who despises him as a journalist tells this story much clearer than just about any field on earth because what we are digging out of the ground and learning about people who came before us is pointing in one direction, toward a distant past, toward the Plato stories of Atlantis being true and that our society was quite advanced here on earth many tens of thousands of years ago, and that we today have a kind of collective amnesia about the origins of the human race. Instead, we are supposed to accept blindly what institutionalism has told us about history and be happy that they told us anything. It’s the same nonsense where doctors told us not to take Ivermectin to fight off Covid-19, even though by taking it, we could have significantly prevented the effects of the bioweapon created by world governments to gain control over mass populations. 

When I hear Graham Hancock talk about archaeologists, I cringe a bit because we wouldn’t know anything without all the hard work they do. Hancock is a journalist who happens to be interested in archaeological reporting. And as a reporter, he has been able to accumulate a tremendous amount of information and put it all together into a massive story that combines mythology with actual reported finds. And his work is simply amazing. That archaeologists would find Graham’s work disturbing isn’t surprising. They probably didn’t get into the business of digging in the ground for years on end just to find a few little bits of pottery, only to have Graham Hancock call them advocates of conspiracy. I talk to a few archaeologists who are doing good work in the world, and there are some, like Francis Pryor, who does great work for the Heritage group in England, whom I admire quite a lot. I think natural tension is good for science, so just because they don’t like Graham Hancock doesn’t mean that everything Hancock is doing is a massive conspiracy theory. I would call it the accumulation of information that has been gathered by hundreds of thousands of labor hours digging through the dirt and decentralizing the information away from institutional controls to be judged by free market value in the form of bookselling. And our culture is far better off because of it. And all those books sold have now made it possible for Graham Hancock to have the clout to be featured on a Netflix series, making his work much more acceptable to a general audience. It doesn’t hurt archaeology in the least; it probably helps it greatly. This kind of coverage is what gets projects funded, so the archaeology community would do well to get on the train and enjoy the ride. 

But the controversy points to a much more sinister problem, and that is one that I think Graham gets frustrated with too much because he assumes that there will be fair treatment to a superior intellectual debate. And ultimately, if Graham Hancock and I were to have a long chat, he and I would disagree on the value of indigenous people, the course trajectory of modern civilization, and any arrogance that might be holding us back from the knowledge of the past. I would argue that the best mechanism for understanding many of our modern problems is the Vico Cycle and that just because we know that ancient civilizations may have lived longer than we previously thought and that they may have had aspects to their culture that was far superior to what we have today, such as in the building techniques of massive megalithic rocks, we must also understand that those cultures lived and died long before we came along. And because they died away or were shoved into our subconscious only to be revealed in mythology shows how vulnerable cultures are to perpetually being erased away by institutional governments and their self-grabs for power. My position is that modern populism is divorcing this trend from the human race. The fact that we can have a Netflix series that we can watch over the Holidays with our families without getting permission from some ridiculous king shows an aspect to modern culture that is far superior to anything that ever happened in the past. We are headed in the right direction. We have a chance to be better as a human race than we ever were tens of thousands of years ago in the days of Atlantis, during the last Ice Age, or even millions of years ago as humanity tried and tried again to rise only to fall by the Vico Cycle over and over. I would say that because of people like Graham Hancock, who can take lots of tedious reporting from the various sciences, thousands of hours of study, and present it into a story people can understand is part of that miracle. And it’s wonderful to have that kind of information presented on Netflix into what I agree is the most dangerous series on television. That it is dangerous is what makes it so good!

Rich Hoffman

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Thanksgiving Wishes: One of America’s Best Holidays

Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate what we value most. So at this time, I offer this wish I put onto social media.

And to that effect, the Bible is a place to reflect on what we value most. Enjoy the turkey. Tomorrow we go hunting for the bad guys! And the payment for their sins and scandal will be owed to our yearning hearts.

Rich Hoffman

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Where the Caves of Lakota Go: The evils of following process instead of logic

At the last Lakota school board meeting, approval on the payout of a lawsuit for $15,000 had to be voted upon over the procedural misconduct to remove public comment from an October meeting that had occurred. It was an easy victory for the person who filed the legal action; everyone knew it at the time, just as there are many explorations into further actions due to the actions of the board. I remember when this whole story about the superintendent of Lakota schools broke and his messy divorce, and his personal behavior that clearly didn’t align with the values of the community he worked in as a public figure, I was curious how the information would flow through the known communication channels of our community. After all, I knew all the characters involved at every level, so I was curious if the dye was poured into the cave water, where it would come out on the other end. Would it be where we expected, or would it duck and dive only to come out someplace surprising? And in the process of these many months, it looks like as the dye moved through the Caves of Lakota, through the various government bodies of our community, we ended up with a new decision, what to do about the obvious case of “intimidation of witnesses” as defined by the “intent to coerce a witness not to report information.”  And perhaps the most audacious exchange at that meeting was not the sudden revelation about financial stability through 2025, suddenly, but the lashing out of board member Kelly Casper toward Darbi Boddy about who board members represent and who they don’t. Darbi got it right, and Kelly had it all wrong when Darbi said of herself that she represented members of the community who had elected her for the purpose of board business in so many words or less. Kelly disagreed and stated that Darbi was elected to represent everyone in the community. And in that simple disagreement, we could clearly see the misunderstandings that had been costing Lakota schools so much mismanagement, expensive mismanagement. And why bad things happened in the first place that taxpayers were always on the hook for fixing. Darbi Boddy was sent to the board by the public to get control of the school board. Not to get along with the people who traditionally screwed everything up. 

In the case of Lakota, the bad, expensive things that have happened to support the antics of their superintendent, who has mismanaged his life and then turned on the community with hostile threats to suppress the information, the most significant faults were in the desire for people in the process to follow the directions that were written by liberalism and that there value system was in obeying the rules, not in deciding if the rules were applicable, or needed to be challenged. We see this in trustee meetings all the time when they rubber stamp the latest Agenda 21 roundabout or a bike path meant to prevent cars from burning fossil fuels just to get a loaf of bread at the grocery. Community planners are all trained at the same liberal sources baked into everything they do; all over the country, progressive policies are then approved by conservative politicians who believe their job is to be good administrators of the rules and to follow instructions. They never seem to understand or question whether liberals or conservatives wrote the rules and if they should be following them. Not that I was surprised, but I watched with great curiosity at every level how all the people I knew, from the police department to the school board, and the media, followed strange liberal rules and procedures right into a situation that escalated everything into a public menace that only enraged the public, and did nothing to quell the original problems. 

And it was that pesky problem again, which always comes up when the rule of law is applied to mass society in the wake of so much progressive influence over several years now, decades, really. As the Bible has been removed from being a foundation of law and order, the values that built America, to begin with, we have seen bureaucratic pinheads stepping in as the administrative state to replace the Biblical concepts of God in society, and therefore all sense of value for what a community can agree on. No wonder Nancy Pelosi could lie to our faces during a press conference about her crazy husband, that keeps getting into all kinds of trouble, or the mass media conspiracy regarding the Hunter Biden laptop. Or that there was no evidence of election fraud, even though the evidence, like this case in Lakota, was dripping everywhere with plenty of things to consider. The liberal denial of a fact was proposed because logic had been surrendered to the values of process control. Value wasn’t based these days on the judgment of an individual mind; it was built entirely in progressive processing around compliance with what was created by controls. Therefore, the value wasn’t in thinking about what was happening, but it was complying with the rules which were created to follow. So long as everyone followed the rules written for them, they could feel that their actions were moral and fulfilled a sense of justice from their point of view. But those in the community who expected community values to be conservative and to respect at least the foundations of Biblical understanding, the glue that holds western civilization together, found the decisions reprehensible.  More and more these days, these Biblical references come up as the source of the solution to our many social problems. I had always considered that everyone, regardless of their politics, functioned from that basic premise. However, I started to notice when I was in a hotel in 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that it was missing the Bible in the hotel room and that more courtrooms, school systems, and even swearing-in ceremonies were going in the direction of the sports players who refused to stand for the National Anthem. There was a real progressive push to remove western civilization from the practice of any value judgments. At the heart of that was the Bible, essentially 1400 years of establishing laws that built western civilization. And once those values were removed from the decision-making process, even conservative people, or people who think they are conservatives, found that value judgments were reduced to just following the rules of a process. And if liberals wrote the processes, then it didn’t matter if the people participating in those decisions were liberals or conservatives; they would all act the same if the path to resolution centered on compliance with a process instead of the judgment of the parties involved. And in that way, we learned that there were many hidden chambers where the dye went before it came out of the cave in strange places. And that information is extremely valuable. Then, looking back at how the community has divided over this issue makes a lot more sense. The compliance track thinks it is permissible to punish the community for deviating from the process that allows public officials to game the system at significant taxpayer cost. While the public functioning from traditional value judgments of right and wrong as established Biblically, as the foundation of our entire society, found the proposals reprehensible. The good news is that while functioning at the Supreme Court level, our court system still lives by such Biblical ideas and that the rule of law is our Constitution. Even while the progressive-minded would like that not to be the case and would love to throw their political enemies in jail, or take them to court over frivolous litigation, the truth of the matter is that in those places, the Bible still matters.   Because if people don’t believe in that, then you can’t have the basic tenants of civil society. And under that view of the law, harassing the public for discussing evidence is witness intimidation, which opens a whole new can of worms.

Rich Hoffman

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Why People Are So Angry at Lakota Schools: The attempt to edit public comment over a fight they started by trying to force Darbi Boddy to resign

I offered Matt Miller, the much-talked-about superintendent of Lakota schools, a way to fix everything. Through his lawyer, I offered some friendly advice which it was obvious that he chose to ignore by the way the Lakota school board meeting on November 21st, 2022, went. I told him that many of the problems he finds himself in could be solved by restoring his relationship with Darbi Boddy. After all, he and his conspirators started all the anger. I know Darbi Boddy; she wanted to join the school board and work well with everyone there. But liberalism doesn’t work, and when she joined, there was still goofy talk of mask mandates and other Covid nonsense that came straight out of the crooked Biden administration, and people in my community were sick of it. And when Matt Miller went after her to push her into resignation, he opened up a whole can of worms, and he greatly angered the community, as did the rest of the school board who stood behind the effort. If that same school board is upset that all they have been able to do at meetings for much of 2022 is talk about community anger, they can only blame themselves. They brought all the politics into the matter and tried to destroy our newly elected school board member. Darbi is a fighter, and she wasn’t going to take that. Nobody should have expected her to. All this happened before anybody knew much of anything about the Lakota superintendent’s personal life. Once people realized what kind of guy he was, for the conservatives in the Lakota district, that was a final straw. But it all started with Matt Miller picking a fight with Darbi Boddy, then several other community members with what can only be called, “witness intimidation” which absolutely won’t be stood for, it could only be solved if he reached out and tried to work with her in some productive way at this point. Instead, he dug in even more, which was ultimately the wrong move. I tried to tell him. 

Over the previous weekend, I had been involved in a Twitter discussion with Sheree Paolello, the news anchor at Channel 5. The topic was over why the media wouldn’t cover the Matt Miller story at Lakota with the assumption that they had a moral obligation to protect children from indications that showed parents they should worry about it in the district. Sheree surprisingly defended her station. She answered that the police chose not to prosecute, so there was nothing illegal to pursue. The Lakota school board took no action to penalize the superintendent. And the media ultimately bought the school board’s report without question, even though a lot of information indicated otherwise. And there was so much anger from community members because all their safety nets had let them down.

For many people, the anger was that all these institutionalized systems had no interest in protecting the kids from the strange lifestyles of the Lakota administrators, but their complete concern was in protecting the institution itself from the judgment of the community. This is a strange case for me because I literally know everyone involved. I’ve met Sheree several times over the years, and I certainly know the reporter she referred to, Karin Johnson, who covered the Lakota story. I have a pretty good understanding of why everyone took the positions they did regarding Lakota schools.   It’s all about damage control and what they perceive that damage to be. For them, the school and its reputation are more significant than the individual kids and their families who attend the school. But the school itself, and institutionalism in general, is very progressive and ultimately anti-family, and that is the biggest takeaway from this ordeal. The parents want to believe that the school has the best interests of their children when they send them to school. But the school is essentially a liberal playground for progressive politics, and the kids serve as a shield against the bad behavior of the adults. And to Sheree’s point, none of that is illegal. It may be wrong, but it wasn’t a news story because it wasn’t illegal, as determined by a police representative who has a reputation for abusing the law for personal power reasons—for instance, the case of Roger Reynolds, which is happening in that same school district presently.

I remember the good ol’ days when if a public official, like a school superintendent, is, had an affair and got caught in a divorce, that it would have been enough to cause a scandal. This separation of personal behavior from professional roles is a new thing within the last decade. Most people in the Lakota district never accepted it and haven’t had much experience dealing with it. So they naturally assume that bad behavior would equal a bad report card professionally and that everyone would take it seriously.   But that’s not the kind of liberalism that is taught in all public schools these days. Progressive politics is all about a job as a right and mandatory pay without regard to performance. In the eyes of the typical liberal, they believe they should be able to do anything in their personal lives and still be looked at professionally by the title over their door, not the individual behavior they conduct. This is the source of much trouble across the nation right now at just about every level of government occupation, and it’s a value system that just isn’t going to work. This trouble started in the 90s when Bill Clinton tried to tell the nation he could still be president even though he had an affair with an intern. After all, it was just sex. He could still be president, right? And when progressive activists started protesting the removal of the Ten Commandments from courtrooms. The problem is, if you remove the Bible from society’s values, then no law and order have any meaning, leaving it to lawyers to define the words on paper, not the value behind them. And that’s how we get to the mess we are in now.

Most of the people who are outraged at the Lakota story of protecting their superintendent from the obvious bad behavior he created for himself are those who still look to the Bible for their fundamental value behind the rule of law. Suppose there isn’t a foundation of essential value. In that case, you can’t have a society, which is just another aspect of failed progressive philosophies taught in public schools to the detriment of the children involved, which is a major problem in our modern times. And those people expect that the people they are dealing with, the police, the media, and the school board itself, are functioning from basic understandings of value, and what reality presented to them is a point of view where values weren’t even a consideration. Instead, they get interpretations of the law that is not rooted in any Biblical frame of reference, so if the words aren’t explicitly written down to say something is bad or criminal, then even an average lawyer feels they can relieve a client of guilt under such circumstances, even if they know them to be extremely guilty by all other social measures. And so it goes and will continue. School board meetings will continue to be dysfunctional because the community has a much higher standard than what the institution of Lakota, the police, or the media are willing to represent. They accepted these new progressive values for social discourse, and that is not where the community is or will ever be. The core of our nation is the decision to move away from a Biblical foundation for value systems behind law and order. We all know progressives want to destroy that concept, but people are not ever going to accept that, just like they were never going to accept progressive mask mandates over a government-created crisis which Covid turned out to be. So, we have the clash that we are seeing in Lakota and other school districts across the nation. And that fissure is very real. It won’t be fixed by ignoring the problem or hiring a public relations firm to clean it up. People have standards, and they will apply them to the world around them, and they have been let down by the characters involved in this Lakota story, and they are furious because of it. 

Rich Hoffman

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Making The Butler County Republican Party Great Again: People don’t want to think of Boss Hogg when they think of politics

At first, I thought of the complaints as leftovers from contentious issues that have divided the party, such as the Thomas Hall battle with Matt King and the obvious rift with Sheriff Jones and Roger Reynolds. I tend to view those kinds of things as family squabbles within a household. Usually, people get over things and move on, which was happening with that nice event for Thomas Hall. But when people who don’t usually deal with the Butler County Republican Party are complaining, they don’t know about the details, only their experience with it. And that experience has not lived up to the reputation of the past, where Butler County had a lot of volunteers, high engagement, and the kind of national reputation that made President Trump want to come and campaign in the area. But the reputation that was developing, because of all the rifts from leadership that was flowing out into state and federal politics, was not a good one. For a community of over 400,000 people, small-town politics was back in fashion where a few party leaders had turned the wonderful Butler County Republican Party into something that would make Boss Hogg from the Dukes of Hazzard blush. And that was embarrassing to hear. I had been hoping that after the 2022 election, many of those trends would level out and that much of the problem had been not having the unifying factor of Trump to rally behind. Without Trump, the party has reverted back to the differences that it had during the early 2000s. But now that Trump was running again, my hope was that the party would unite again behind him. However, this time there appeared to be a different kind of problem. Many older people in leadership now are in the way of younger and hungrier personalities, and those elements feel restricted in their ambitions, which is not a good thing for future growth.

This problem reminded me of the Cincinnati Bengals and how the Brown family just can’t get out of their own way for success. Sure, they have had some good players over the years, but they just have not been able to put together a successful string of seasons to show fabulous organizational presence. They went to the Super Bowl last year and had a pretty good season. They had the whole off-season to get better and improve on the previous year with essentially the same players. The Bengals invested in a new offensive line, but the results were not good. The quarterback, Joe Burrow, has been sacked more than any other NFL quarterback. So the Bengals didn’t get better because the problems with the Bengals were in their coaching and front office. Not the players on the field. So if leadership was always the problem, the Bengals didn’t help themselves by investing in an offensive line; if they didn’t have the kind of coaches who could take advantage of those improvements, then, of course, the problem would still present itself as a problem. Obviously, the Butler County Republican Party was having the same issues. Many new talents are coming into the party who can network and connect with the world. There are lots of MAGA Republicans across the state who are newly engaged in politics and are looking for jobs to do. But then, when they interact with Butler County, we have this Boss Hogg image that people have of our elderly leadership, and it turns them off, and it’s starting to show to the outside world. 

It was good to see a nice GOP event in Butler County dedicated to a victory celebration for Thomas Hall at the Majors Barn. It was a tough election season, and some hard feelings emerged during that race, which clearly split the Butler County Republican Party in half. But several people supported Matt King, who ran against Thomas for the 46th Representative Ohio seat. They were there to congratulate Thomas and to show leadership in coming together as a party now that the election was over. There were people there that I could speak with where things got pretty heated, and we had some nice conversations, and everyone made up. I know everyone couldn’t come, people were busy, but you could tell a lot about Republican Party leadership by who was there and who wasn’t. I can tell you someone, who was there, Roger Reynolds, was, and we had a nice conversation about the horrendous problem that was happening to him. I asked him if Sheriff Jones was going to pay for all his massive legal bills for the phony trial coming up for him in December of 2022, which to me looks like a complete political hit job. That is not the kind of thing that makes the Republican Party better, but something that has made it worse. Roger kind of smiled at me and shrugged his shoulders. He’s one of the good guys, and his only focus was on getting that mess behind him so he could live his life again. And Thomas and I spoke about the new Speaker of the House and what an excellent relationship those two had together, which was encouraging. Good things were happening. But I also received reports from some of the state people and the federal people who deal with Republican parties all over the country. Their impression of the Butler County Republican Party was not a good one. There were a lot of complaints about engagement, phone calls, appreciation letters, and just basic organization, and while I kept up a happy face inside, I was pretty mad. I am proud of the Butler County Republican Party and don’t like hearing people say bad things about it. 

Hey, I get it; we all get older. You look in the mirror and what looks back is a person falling apart. Age can be cruel. And when the dog doesn’t respect you, and your wife is complaining about you leaving your socks in the corner by the bathroom, and nobody thinks you’re all that special, it can feel great to go to a Party meeting and have everyone worship you for all the things you have done in your life. It’s hard to be big enough to get out of the way and let younger people step in and show their ambitions.   That has always been the Bengals problem; the Brown family has always gotten in the way of its own success. And that is what is happening with the Butler County Republican Party. It’s not just from the direction of the police, but there are commissioners, trustees, and many others who are holding positions as placeholders, then getting mad at the youth for nipping at their heels. And my advice to them, the elders, is if you really love the Republican Party, you would want to do the right thing, and that is to get out of the way and let those with the most ambition and freshest eyes step into leadership positions. Sometimes being a great leader is in getting out of the way. And hanging on to the past and living off a reputation to hide the aging process from your own eyes isn’t love. It’s selfish, and the only result is that you become the latest Boss Hogg in the world and become known not for good deeds but for corruption and ill-advised political fights that ruin everything a lifetime took to build.

Rich Hoffman

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Clay and Buck Avoid the Obvious: If you aren’t talking about election fraud, you aren’t serious about solving election problems in America

Of course, there was election fraud, massive amounts of it. And it makes sense if you understand the nature of those who want to be in power. The temptation is all too real for them. The foreign influence in our elections in America is a serious problem that nobody wants to discuss because they like the money, and it fits into their view of things. But I found it stunning to listen to Clay Travis and Buck Sexton try to talk about the election results of 2022 without talking about election fraud. They wanted to talk about everything, but what wasn’t the problem. Voter engagement, policy communication, ballot harvesting, and why Republicans need to get on board with the exact mechanisms, like get-out-the-vote campaigns at gun shows and country music concerts. But none of that will matter if Democrats, and specifically rival foreign powers, have control of our election system and can essentially put anybody they want into power despite who we vote for, just by cheating the margins in states where loose voting laws still allow for the Covid mail-in ballots days ahead of an election. And with such a mechanism with loose restrictions on who can vote and how many times they can, the essence of that election fraud problem is built into our elections these days. The media culture that protects it is this margin-beating assumption where the vote counters know the trends and can then know how to stuff the ballots to tip their pick over the top. That clearly happened in Arizona with Katie Hobbs and Kari Lake. And until that issue is dealt with, nobody is really serious about winning honest elections. You can’t win if you are not allowed to cross the finish line. 

I generally like Clay and Buck, who have replaced Rush Limbaugh on his Excellence in Broadcasting radio show starting at noon on radio stations all over the United States. They are pretty good, and if Rush Limbaugh were alive today, he would likely agree with me. I think Clay and Buck get it, too, with the microphones turned off, as most Republicans do. But for anybody with a corporate media gig, they know that election fraud is off-limits. Every communication company with some relationship with the World Economic Forum has put a wet blanket around any talk of election fraud because that is how they stay in power. That is how they plan to implement all their big ideas for world domination by the year 2030. If they can’t control elections, they can’t perform their plans for the Great Reset, which is complete control of the world’s economies, and to surrender all human activity to the pagan cult of Earth Worship represented in today’s climate change. I’ve been saying it for a long time. I don’t make a living off corporate media, so I don’t care what they think of me. But people who work for some big media companies, including local outlets, know the rules, and election fraud is off-limits. Yet, given the obvious nature of it in this 2022 election, it was stunning to listen to these two smart guys talk for a week after the election about everything but the actual problem. It doesn’t matter how nice Republicans are or how much ballot harvesting there is. When you count votes as Katie Hobbs did for our Arizona governor campaign, nobody will ever win elections again unless they kiss the ring of the Desecrators of Davos. And if that limits voter engagement in the future, that only helps the bad guys because it makes it easier to control who wins, which has been the case where the evidence has been pointing for decades. This isn’t just a 2020 thing. 

In every race, many of which are still counting votes for election day of 2022 by Thanksgiving, weeks later, the slow counts are all about ballot drops which they calculate how many phony ballots have to be inserted into that next drop to knock off the percentages for the rival. For instance, in the case of the ballot drops for Kari Lake, it was known that if she got 60% of the rural vote, she would easily win as Governor of Arizona. So the vote counters put into those ballot drops, each one based on the result of the previous one, inserted double counts, dead people, drug addicts who traded drugs for a filled-out ballot in a Walmart parking lot, which would then water down the margin for whoever they are counting. In the case of Kari Lake, therefore, she trended in the 50s, not the 60s, and that allowed Katie Hobbs to hold her lead from the city votes and squeak out a very narrow win. Everywhere we see these very narrow wins, this is the process of what is happening. The vote counters look at the results of each ballot drop, and they are mixing bad ballots for their chosen candidate in the following drop to count and wear away the opposition. It will be easy for Kari Lake to challenge those votes in a hand recount because the cheating was blatant. Katie Hobbs couldn’t afford to lose, nor could Democrats in general, and they didn’t care who noticed because corporate media had set up a cover fire to keep the questions from even being asked. 

Not that it’s a massive conspiracy, but this is the Vico Cycle I’m always talking about entirely at work. Of course, the kind of people who want to have power over others will protect a system where an aristocracy can rule over the many, and the type of people who crave such a life are very many. They don’t want a merit-based system where actual performance puts people in power. And you’ll find that most corporations are filled with these kinds of people. Most people hold their noses and give up a lot of their personal integrity to get along with the people who rule in their society at whatever level they are participating. For all the reasons that Clay and Buck, so they could be on the air and continue to do their show on corporate media platforms and continue to be contributors on Fox News, they have no choice but to play along with the narrative, and that is actually part of this cheat mechanism. If people want to get paid, they’ll shut their mouths, protect their place in this untalked-about aristocracy, and be happy about it. Just as nobody was supposed to question the Joe Biden vaccine mandates flowed down through human resource compliance paths. This means of controlling speech by essentially controlling the means of earning a living and whether a critic can have a job is appalling. If Rush Limbaugh were still doing that show, he would talk about election fraud. He was independent enough to push back against his corporate sponsors, whereas Clay and Buck just don’t have that personal power, and few people do. That is why preserving this aristocratic rule over the many is so enticing. Once power seekers find themselves in the comfort of that club, they will do anything to protect it, including lie, cheat and steal. And even if they know something to be fake, such as election results, they will hold their nose and put up with it because they want to keep working for the very types of people who are committing the crime. 

Rich Hoffman

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Trump 2024: It’s a battlefield, not a beauty pageant

It was interesting to see the public reaction once Trump announced, as we always knew he would, his next run for the presidency.   The Never Trumper types, the loser Paul Ryan types, the Republicans who, for instance, congratulated Nancy Pelosi into the club of former Speakers of the House as if they were all in some equal club of malcontents and sell-outs to our nation. And immediately, there was a press narrative trying to push Ron DeSantis into the presidential race to keep Trump out or pit those two together for brand damage to both people in a bloody Republican primary. The Fox News crowd certainly falls into that category. And of course, just as predicted, Joe Biden sent his corrupt Department of Justice after Trump for further phony investigations where abuse of the law by the government against political rivals has become commonplace. And immediately, the narrative that was flowed out by the establishment types in Washington D.C. was that the Republican Party, based on the poor showing by Trump in endorsed candidates was that the country was ready to move on from Trump and give the Republican Party back to the SWAMP to the political consultant class, the know-nothings of political pundits. The people who make money off the chaos of politics, their message was DeSantis, and other Republican governors had shown they could be Trump without all the drama and that it was time for them to run for President in 2024. Trump had his time, and it was time to leave and ride off into the sunset. 

I listened to such ignorance with a smile on my face. It’s amazing how many people who make a living with politics miss entirely what the objective of it truly is. Politics is a battlefield of ideas. It’s not a beauty pageant where pretty people try on clothes and parade in front of financial donors for approval and ultimately entertain “that” audience, the FTX types in the world, who give money and dance to the songs they wish to hear. Politics is about the rule of law and its application to our mass society in a functional way. And our political mechanisms have been stolen from us by that same financial class of liberal malcontents hiding behind corporate boardrooms promoting an end to the constitution in America and the subservience of every human being to the whims of globalism. The people who think they know better about everything because they hold all the bags of gold, by whatever means they obtained them. Whether it George Soros, the hedgefund domestic terrorist, FTX essentially selling nothing with a massive cryptocurrency scam that has been funding Democrats to run against the MAGA movement, or Larry Fink from BlackRock who has taken money from Jerome Powell’s Desecrators of Davos sentiments generated through quantitative easing with the Federal Reserve and used all that phony money to buy up stock to America’s biggest corporations to gain control of their Boards, and impose ESG standards on them that is ruining the world with woke policies. There are many bad characters wrapped up in politics who need to be defeated, embarrassed, and run off the face of the earth, and electing Ron DeSantis isn’t going to do the trick. They plan to get rid of Trump, then all these MAGA candidates that they haven’t been able to defeat with election fraud can then be picked off one by one until the SWAMP is back in control again, and Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset can then be implemented. The only reason that Never Trumpers are in a panic to stop Trump any way they can with some lighter brand of Republicans is in the hope of dividing and conquering so as not to lose their grip on the political strings of power that people behind Trump are threatening to capture. 

I think there will be a day when Ron DeSantis, Kari Lake, and many others can run for President of the United States and do well. But now is not the time. We have learned a lot over the last decade, specifically how little our government actually belongs to the people in charge of it. Most branches of government do not do the will of the people who vote but the will of the people who finance everything. And largely, those are foreign interests or interests that are American but gave up on the idea of a sovereign nation long ago and are entirely behind globalism in all its forms. Because of his financial freedom as a billionaire, Trump is one of the only people in the world who is in a position to fight this specific kind of battle. I’ve said it many times; we have Ron DeSantis because of Trump. We don’t have Trump because of Ron DeSantis. Without Trump to pave the way and draw all the cover fire, Ron DeSantis would have just been an average governor in Florida. Before Trump came along, the liberal elements of our society attacked viciously any Tea Party type of reformer that came along, and the list has been long. In all his wild ways, Trump made it possible for Ron DeSantis to do great work in Florida because Trump drew all the cover fire, and anybody who thinks there won’t be hostile fire upon a Republican candidate for President is kidding themselves. The fight is vicious and determined. It’s the way of life for the bad guys to destroy their opposition. And if Republicans aren’t playing that same game, they will always lose. 

I am quite happy with the election results of 2022. When people say they are disappointed, they mean they had hoped to see the Democrat Party completely destroyed and Joe Biden heading to jail. I don’t think Joe Biden will ever go to jail; there is too much corruption from the top down to send a criminal like him to jail, which is where he belongs for the sedition he has knowingly performed against our constitutional republic. Joe Biden has knowingly attempted to destroy America for globalist interests, which is our real fight. He is not our President; he’s the President representing China and, ultimately, the Desecrators of Davos. He is far more loyal to Klaus Schwab and his intentions of doom than he is to some oil worker in Pennsylvania. But in my eyes, the Democrat Party is destroyed. Public relations tricks and corporate media only prop up the Henry Kissinger version of globalism that has seduced the Brit Hume types that have built his life around as a pundit on Fox News. The Democrat Party and its ideas have only been held together through media tricks and election fraud for many years now, and it has only been Trump that has exposed it through the pressure of competition. And because Trump doesn’t have to raise money in the traditional ways, he cannot be bought and controlled by anybody, which is why those types of people hate him so passionately because Trump is free of them. Ron DeSantis isn’t going to have his own 757 private jet anytime soon and a private residence that is so spectacular to dwarf the White House in splendor. Trump is willing to carry America on his independent back and give the Republican Party the branding it needs as an America First political force. Literally, the entire world is against it. It is the fight of our lives, and we must treat it that way. Not some entertainment spectacle that is only meant to show off some political people owned by the financial class of people who give a lot of money and expect the destruction of America in return. Only President Trump is willing to fight that fight for what it is, and for anybody who wants to win in that battle, there is only one path to get there, and that is through Trump.

Rich Hoffman

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Yes, There was a Massive Red Wave: What we learned after the sand washed away

Yes, there was a red wave, and all kinds of interesting games spawned because of it. But the bottom line of the election of 2022 was that the massive red wave, where millions and millions more Republican voters engaged in the voting process, particularly in House races, exposed an enormous election fraud mechanism endorsed by the establishment figures of both parties and has now left an awkward sentiment in the wake. Now we know why for the last decade and more, there was a push for early voting; it was so those scam artists working for the political establishments could get an understanding of how voters were voting and tip the scales on election day to put their choice over the top. And who were their forces representing, well, the Desecrators of Davos, the money people from the World Economic Forum who thoroughly understood their need to control global elections to implement their doom strategy indicated in the Klaus Schwab book, The Great Reset. They have known for a long time that their plans for global domination and the end of all sovereign states would not be possible unless they could control elections in the United States. So early voting disguised as “voter empowerment” became the strategy of modern elections and the benefit to the foreign forces who most desired outcomes they controlled. 

Statistically speaking, there is no way there are so many races almost two weeks from the November 2022 elections that are so close to calling that a winner could not be determined. In the end, Republicans did the essential thing: to take back the House of Representatives and end the terrible career of Nancy Pelosi. That was always the first step after the previous two elections, where Democrats representing the Desecrators of Davos in America made aggressive moves to gain power seats as a natural reaction to President Trump. Their actions were so aggressive that they often overplayed their hands, much more so than when Obama was in the White House. When Trump was President, the forces against America made angry moves that were obvious to those looking. And the election fraud schemes that had been in place for many years were suddenly being noticed. In the old days, we wondered how an election in Florida could be so close until Ron DeSantis won the governor race by a very narrow margin, then reformed those who counted ballots. Once he did that in 2018, by 2022, even Miami Dade moved toward Republicans. One part of it is that Ron DeSantis has been a great governor. But it’s more than that. Even Marco Rubio trended above typical Republican voting patterns. The elephant in the room was that votes were being appropriately managed, not illegally, and that showed the true sentiment of the nation during elections. Florida went from being a purple state to a clearly red one. As good as DeSantis has been, people don’t change that much in just one election cycle. Instead, a better count of the votes on election day showed what the republic truly wanted. 

I had the opportunity recently to be sitting at the table of a fancy shindig with Frank LaRose, Ohio’s Secretary of State, and I asked him about election fraud and how he was managing it. After our conversation, I was convinced that Ohio had a pretty good system to defend against election fraud. But also, after talking to him, and Frank is a very competent person, I thought that if each state in America didn’t have its own version of him, then election fraud would be an all too tempting target for foreign attackers to exploit those states with election controls. Kemp was able to get decent results out of Georgia, where Stacy Abrams wasn’t even close this time, because of election reform, where they made it easier to vote but harder to cheat. And the situation in Arizona was extremely obvious, where Katie Hobbs was running for governor against Kari Lake, and Hobbs presided over her own election. There were so many problems in Arizona that lawsuits and security scrutiny over the election would go on for years. But that election fraud was the key to the Democrat strategy cannot be overlooked as they were caught red-handed in the effort. The difference between a Frank LaRose in Ohio and a Katie Hobbs in Arizona clearly shows the danger of not having the right people counting votes. When variables like early voting, mail-in ballots through ridiculous Covid rules, and discrepancies with digital voting machines are all thrown into the mix, there are many opportunities for election fraud. It happens much more than anybody wants to admit. There is no excuse for all the close races this time around other than the Desecrators of Davos know that people are on to their scam, primarily implemented through the Democrat Party but contained in the messaging of corporate media and establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell. They couldn’t afford for Republicans to take over all the Houses of congress and start getting control of all these states, like Michigan, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Nevada, California, etc. Because if Republicans gained power in those places, then the Desecrators of Davos would lose their ability to manipulate American elections. 

Yet, due to the overwhelming number of Republicans who voted in 2022, the footprints of election fraud were clearly seen this time. Early voting, and mail-in voting, were always schemes to incite election fraud and to control which political party controlled the government in America. And the truth that has been revealed, especially in states who gained control of election fraud within a reasonable percentage over the last several years, such as Ohio, Texas, Florida, and Georgia, is that the obvious result has been that Republicans suddenly jump out to comfortable leads because the vote represents the true intentions of the voters. We would see the same kind of ratio in even California if proper voting regulations were put in place and maintained. The proof of the fraud is in how so many close races ended up leaning toward Republicans even when early voting showed what margins Democrats had to achieve through fraud to overcome the Republicans. But on same-day voting, Democrats got it wrong and didn’t quite have enough to put their candidate over the top. That is the only way to explain why even after two weeks, were surges on election day helped Republicans overcome the margin, that many races were uniquely too close to call. A few of those types of races around the country would be believable. But a surplus of them is not possible. Statistically, to have so many elections as close as they are, you have a better chance of being hit in the head by an asteroid today. Rather, the statistics point to an election fraud mechanism that was busted by the massive red wave that did occur, with millions more voters washing away what had been hidden under the sand for many years now. This 2022 election exposed a treacherous plot by foreign interests using domestic terrorists to steal American elections to dismantle our country. Which is a crime; it’s treason and sedition and is punishable by more than jail. And they have been caught. So, the question now is, what are we going to do about it?

Rich Hoffman

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