Biden’s Economic Policies Are Made for the Lazy, and Stupid: Welcome to Bernie Sanders’ European Socialism

Socialists are Lazy and now they Feel they have Power

As long as Democrats adopted progressivism to hide their racism losses from the Civil War, there has always been a craving jealousy toward European socialism.  Liberals love how Europe is, they love the long history of aristocracy and religious tyranny, and they love the mask of laziness that comes with that culture.  The dirty little secret is that Democrats are lazy. Their political affiliation toward Europe hides that from the world and uses government as the mask to society.  To make their laziness a political and religious right, not a stigma from the hard-working Americans who might otherwise look down their noses at them.  During the week of October 18th, 2021, supply chains were coming to a slowing stop all over America because of White House policies that directly influenced the flow of commerce throughout the nation.  This was similar to the current progressive arguments by teacher union complaints I have heard over many years. I’ve argued for a long time that teachers in these public schools are not these great bastions of wonder that we made them out to be.  During the Covid shutdowns, we learned what they were teaching our kids in government schools.  Whoever thought that the government, the same government trying to steal power wherever they can get it, should be in charge of teaching our kids anything?  That was a stupid idea from the outset.  But these teachers, mostly progressive in their political leanings, loving European-style socialism where the workday is short, and the pay is ridiculously high, have been projecting this attitude for decades.  And now, under the Biden administration, their ostentatious meanderings of lazy behavior have swept over all of America’s economic activity, and people don’t like it.

You could hear the frustration in Peppermint Patty’s voice when she mocked during a White House briefing the shame it would be if people couldn’t get their “treadmill” in time.  Socialists everywhere you can find are lazy and don’t want the pressure of expectation driven by market need.  They want to control that market need with artificial rules and regulations that slow the world down to their lazy banter. Teachers’ unions have been doing this for many decades, and the results are apparent.  Now, with the Biden administration fully embracing European-style socialism and speaking well of Chinese communism, the socialists in America have felt where the wind is coming from, and they have shown their cards perhaps too fast.  And when pressed, people like Jen Psaki have to show their frustration that Americans expect results in their activity; laziness will not be tolerated.  You can see the socialist Biden economy everywhere; the lines at the drive-thru at McDonald’s are much longer.  Fast food isn’t so fast these days.  If you break down on the side of the road and call for help to change a tire or a battery in your car, the wait time is no longer 30 minutes.  It’s an hour and a half.  You call a supplier for that special something that only they make and suddenly their lead time is six weeks instead of 3 days.  Why? Because they are short-staffed.  The Biden administration has empowered socialists in America trained that way by our public education system to sit around smoking pot all day hoping for a “universal wage” living off the federal dime.  They don’t want to work, so nobody is there to work when we need something.

And in answer to these criticisms, progressives like Jen Psaki can only tell us to lower our expectations. Don’t expect so much.  Well, I’ve heard that before in public schools with the teachers.  And now we listen to it everywhere.  Now we can all see what was really behind Covid and the supposed “Great Reset.” We were supposed to surrender our expectations of performance, of fast food, fast hardware stores, plentiful groceries where everything you can think to need would always be there fresh and ready.  And that for the sake of safety and government security, we were supposed to get used to waiting in gas lines, for food, and virtually everything else.  If you’ve ever traveled in Europe, you will recognize quickly what is happening in America.  A European will tell you to relax, to take your time. They’ll say, “what’s the hurry?” You don’t get quick service in European restaurants.  You don’t tip there, so the workers seldom do anything extra to earn more money, so service is generally poor everywhere.  But with the social safety nets of European countries, there isn’t much inspiration for getting a job and working your way to the top because they cut off the top.  Most people can never hope to have more than an apartment flat and a rinky-dink stupid little car that looks like everyone else.  With that being all they ever get to have by socialist governments, they have no desire to work as we see in America.  In America, the hope is to have a cool car or a big house and a family to go in it.  But under socialism, they want to destroy the family, destroy the expectation of labor, and convince everyone to take their breadcrumbs and live happily ever after in the virtual world of online gaming. 

Of course, that’s not how they sold their administration to people, what they would be getting with Joe Biden.  Americans wouldn’t have accepted it, even many Democrats.  But this isn’t Joe Biden who started all this; he was just the insert to dance to the strings of progressives to make it happen.  Instead, it was the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democrat party, which is now in power, who have been selling this European socialism approach for a long time, and it is here now as advertised.  People don’t like it, but it’s not as if they didn’t tell us what they wanted to do.  Many people didn’t listen.  Yet now everyone can see the trend and what the expectations are.  Socialists have always been lazy; Karl Marx was lazy.  Those who adopt socialism and communism are lazy and power-hungry, which usually don’t go together.  But they want the power to hide their laziness from the judgments of the world, and that is the essence of their gig.  They don’t like to work.  They don’t want to work.  And they want to bend the world around their tendencies toward laziness and remove the stigma they might otherwise suffer under the expectations of Americans.  They hope to have power and a lack of expectation to do much in their lives by instilling government-sanctioned laziness.  And within just a few months, we can see the effect of this attitude in everything, including the delivery of treadmills.  As shipping containers stack up and lines at McDonald’s get longer, we know who to blame for it.  Democrats tampered with our free market system by screwing around with pay incentives, regulatory burdens, and work goals as an incentive to do more each day than has been set by the low bar of government, and the results have arrived.  This is the America that Democrats have always wanted but have hidden from the public behind the unasked questions.  Yet, here it is.  Do you like it?

Rich Hoffman

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Its Great to Be a Man: To save America, save the American family

Its Great to be a Man

As many are in a state of shock as to the state of the world, where the rules have been turned against us and made to control us like herds of animals lined up for the slaughterhouse, you must understand that they always wanted to destroy us.  They wanted to destroy America from the outset, and to do that, they knew they had to kill off the American family.  And to do that, they had to rip away manhood so that there would be no protector of the family and that women would not be able to focus their instincts on preserving the family for future generations.  Whether it was Jekyll Island in 1913 or last year’s Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland, the plan was to strip America of its strengths so to eradicate our lives and our freedoms and toss us all back under the jealous rule of kings, queens, emperors, popes, and dictators under a thin veil of communism spread throughout the world with the United Nations leading the charge.  They meant to replace the shit kicker boots of the American cowboy with the penny loafers of French watercraft operators sipping lattes and smelling the cologne samples from the latest GQ magazine.  They targeted manhood in America first, and to this day, have all but accomplished their task, which leads us to this present declaration.

We gave them a fair shake until they have fully revealed themselves after the 2020 election.  I never let go of the manhood rope and the dedication to the family it was intended by the cosmos to protect, but many did, and we all accepted individual choices perhaps too much.  This all became very clear to me after reading Stephanie Grisham’s book; I’ll Take Your Questions Now in how she heavily criticized President Trump’s last year in office as Covid was raging the world, and he felt he needed to put on a brave face to lead the nation out of the misery.  To listen to her impressions of toughness and masculinity for me was very revealing, not just for her personally, but as many like her produced by today’s university system seem to think.   It haunted me in obscure ways because it traced back to a mysterious question that Robert James Waller used to ask in his books of romance around the Bridges of Madison County in Iowa.  Who decides fashion and what the trends of the day are, and why?  Now I know the answer; it’s that Davos crowd.  I would say that I have rejected most of what they have proposed as fashionable in my life, but I’ve thought about those Waller comments from The Bridges of Madison County now for many years and how mysterious they are to most people.  It suddenly became unfashionable to be a man, and we should have never let that happen.  Women are yearning for good men, our families need their men, and our country is desperate for them.  And I think it’s time to admit to ourselves that the course of anti-manhood has been wrong in every way that wrong is defined.

One of the reasons President Trump was effective is because he was a tough guy.  He walked in the rain, not running around like a scared powderpuff.  He didn’t cry at funerals.  He didn’t wallow in misery over problems.  He tackled problems.  He stood like a rock when leadership was needed, and he was steering America in the right direction.  And across the nation, repressed men saw what leadership looked like, and they were starting to be inspired by it, and a restoration of the American family was returning.  The faces of the Davos crowd and their GQ magazines were melting like the Wicked Witch from The Wizard of Oz, and we saw the haze of attack lifting from our minds only to return violently after that 2020 election out of desperation on their part.  But it was too late, we had tasted justice and our roles in it, and clearly, manhood has to be a part of the restoration of our nation.  Without men and women performing their roles in the epic of family development, there will be no American comeback.  To restore America, we must restore the power of the American family.  We saw the positive effects for a small four years, and of course, we want a lot more of it.  But it essentially starts with masculinity and a return of it to the front stages of global awareness.  If you want revenge for what they’ve tried to do to us, then be a man.

Being a man is easier said than done.  It means you can’t cry about every little thing.  You don’t go looking for hugs when your little heart is in turmoil.  You walk in the rain; you don’t run like a baby.  You are tough even when nobody is looking.  You don’t put your guard down.  You don’t wallow in emotions, and you don’t openly share your feelings in ways that make you vulnerable.  When progressives told us that it was OK to open up, cry a little, and let down our guards as men, they were essentially singing us a song of death intent to destroy America.  They always planned to destroy America by destroying the men that protect the families that make the nation what it has been.  It was all a trick to convince us to open our kingdom’s gates and let the babyfaces and soothsayers assassinate us from within.  They understood they could not attack the American family through the men that protected it, so they gradually created a culture that would strip men away from that role so they’d have unimpeded access to all that America holds valuable. 

With that understood, it’s time to reject all the global notions of manhood as being toxic.  In truth, manhood is quite the opposite; it is the glue that all families are built.  Women have their skills, and they are well understood.  But the key was always the men, to make it so women didn’t feel they could trust a family alliance with men to build a great family, which is the essential element of a nation, family building.  Progressives in that Davos crowd hate the idea of the family because they want to rule at the head of the table, and families are their competition.  They want families destroyed, and to them, there is nothing worse than an American family, the sovereignty of its function on its own accord.  They couldn’t have that to rule the world, so they attacked the family by removing men from guarding them.  Tricking men into being more open to their emotions, cry babies over every scuffed knee, and fret over every little problem.  President Trump was a classic male, and most of the nation loved him for it. That’s what we all want to get back to.  And that’s also why Trump was such a threat.  Trump was a kind of key to America’s restoration. That key was made of the good old-fashioned stuff, the strength of tradition and masculinity for which women can count on every day, and the children can look to in wonder and aspire to grow into themselves.  But the task is up to each of us to return to what works and make fashion out of masculinity once again.  And to rob those Davos insurgents of their global intentions by protecting the American family through the strength of American manhood. 

Rich Hoffman

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Failure is Not an Option in America: The Biden administration does not represent our way of life

Biden Tampering and its Costs

My idea of a nice night out would be in the Big Texan Steak House in Amarillo, Texas. I’ve had dinner in some of the finest restaurants in the world, including Chef Ramsey’s premier restaurant in London. I’ve dined in Paris and other exotic places, but what I expect out of service, and this will continue, is the way Americana is on full display at the Big Texan in Amarillo, Texas.  I say that because, under the radical left-leaning communists of this insurgent Biden administration, the trend is to go Europe where some unshaved armpit of a woman gradually gets around to taking your order looking like a tattooed pin cushion from the movie Hellraiser.  As an American, I can promise I will never lower my expectations as the Biden people want and accept failure as an option on anything.  Certainly not food and not work effort.  America is not Europe, thankfully, where they don’t work hard often enough for anything.  In America, it should be expected in my mind to work all you can as much as is needed to do the job at hand, no excuses.  And with that in mind, the supply chain problems that are a direct cause of the Biden administration are not going to cut the cheese.  I expect what you get from any American company at the Big Texan and not the café in Paris.  I don’t care about the history as much as I care about the results. 

So it goes with the Biden vaccine mandates that the tampering of American workforces by the government has already had disastrous results.  I think many of the Marxists in the Democrat party like the results they are seeing.  They love to stop the machine of the world.  I told everyone when Covid first happened that it was like a Pearl Harbor attack from the greenie weenies.  It was never about the virus; it was always about stopping the American economy so that China could catch up or pull ahead.  And the Biden administration is practically stating in blinking lights that they want to help China accomplish that task by continuing to harm the American economy any way they can.  When the gay guy Pete Buttigieg takes on an important job, he is irresponsible to take a few months off for maternity leave.  His dude at home can take care of the baby. He’s Secretary of Transportation, an important job.  You can’t take a few months off if you have an essential job to do. That’s his responsibility to manage his personal affairs so that a job can get done.  But since he’s doing it, his subordinates will do it, and soon nobody is showing up for work, and everyone is taking off for maternity leave, and for Covid and nobody is doing any work. 

That is the reason that container ships are not getting unloaded and are stacking up on the coasts.  There aren’t enough workers to do the work, and the attitude by the big-government types is more European than American. I’ve been all over Europe, and their attitude is always, “what’s the rush.  Take your time.” Every time someone around the world says that to me, it boils my blood.  It’s yet another reason I wrote the book, The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business. I’m all about speed and accuracy and getting it done yesterday.  Not whenever someone takes a notion to finish.  Like at the Big Texan, they don’t make you wait forever for your big plate of food served to you by a girl with painted-on jeans and a cowboy hat with a smile on her face.  They get it to you fast and with more food than you could hope to eat.  They work hard to earn a tip.  In Europe, they give it to you when they get around to it, and what they give you is the smallest portion they can get by with, and you even have to ask for ice in your drinks.  Europe has been destroyed with the poison of laziness, and now these progressive losers in the Biden White House want to sell us the same load of crap in America.  Pete takes off for a baby that he biologically can never have with a marriage that most of the nation doesn’t even recognize because marriage is between a man and a woman. We’re supposed to put up with this lazy approach to transportation.

Then to show how stupid they are, beyond their deliberate attacks of capitalism, they lecture us about working the third shift and driving trucks at night when there is less traffic, without ever dealing with the real problems.  The trucks are waiting to pick up commerce at these ports, but the boats aren’t getting unloaded.  People aren’t working three shifts per day, seven days per week.  They take off for every little Covid protocol and take extended paternity leaves to take care of babies when their spouse should be tag-teaming the responsibility.  Everyone is taking advantage of these new progressive rules that are too European from this new administration, and the result is work stoppages.  I come from a background where I worked two full-time jobs throughout the week, and my wife and I had a paper route on the weekends to make ends meet so that she could stay home with our kids.  We managed our life and did what we had to do to make money, and I expect people to do the same.  I have no sympathy for someone like Mayor Pete, who takes off a few months to look at a baby sucking on a pacifier.  If you accept an essential job, do the critical job. 

So when people wonder why we have supply chain problems, it’s because of the fault of the Biden administration.  When he was president, Trump went through an actual shutdown of the entire economy, but somehow the shelves still got stocked.    What changed was that this new, insurgent administration has set labor policy in the fashion of European socialists and communists.  People show up for work when they decide to and take every leave of absence the government gives them an excuse to take.  And the net result is that labor shortages are erupting everywhere.  Most notably recently, the vaccine mandate is pushing people out of the workforce and back into their homes.  I think that’s not a bad idea for the long term.  Much like Covid destroyed the cycle of public schools sending many kids back into the home for their educations, I think we may very well see a return of the housewife in America due to all these government intrusions.  That would help a lot of things.  But in an economy that is counting on every adult to be in the workplace, we will see a significant recession in workplace participation as a result, and the government has only itself to blame.  Speaking for myself, I am not going to accept lackluster performance from anybody in America.  I expect the Big Texan, not some European approach that is slow and ineffective.  Yet, what the Biden administration is selling is a loser mindset.  They are slow, lazy, and looking for reasons not to do work.  That is the administration’s projection, so it is directly their fault that our supply chains have many problems. 

Rich Hoffman

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The Legal Liability of the Government on E.O. 14042: When our quality of business life decreases, the Biden administration is directly to blame

The Government is Liable for Business Losses Due to their Bad Decisions

Not many people, including most lawyers, have had time to break down Joe Biden’s ridiculously unconstitutional Executive Order 14042, which my nickname for it is 4th down and 1.  It’s about as serious as a football team that is on 4th down, and they only need 1 yard for a conversion, so they perform a hard count hoping to draw the other team offsides and get a five-yard penalty.  They have no intention to throw the ball or run a play, and they hope that in such a way, they can trick their opposition into giving them some free yards on the down and distance because the government has no right even to issue Executive Order 14042.  It is all a bluff to see how much the government can trick people into getting vaccinated off a virus that global conspirators created in a Wuhan lab to remove an American president from office.  Also, there is further trouble from the Biden administration. As it looks now, based on the early auditing process, the Biden presidency was illegal and will have to be undone.  Biden can’t issue tissue paper because it was the media that called the election for him.  States not ever having to face a challenge in the certification process didn’t know what to do.  Mike Pence called Dan Quayle of all people for legal advice on what to do on January 6th.  Looking back, the states should have taken care of certifying their election because massive voter fraud under cover of covid is what put Biden in the White House.  He was not elected by the people but by laziness, deception, and trickery.   So there are lots and lots of problems with Biden’s E.O. 14042.  Lots and lots and more lots, legally, ethically, and historically. 

But what’s fascinating about the whole thing is just how stupid the government is as an institutional entity under the Biden administration and its waves of progressive administrators.  Most of the focus of the Biden vaccine mandate has been spent on the clause forcing any company with more than 100 employees to comply.  Yet, the biggest and most challenging hit came to federal employees in some way or another and all their sub-tier contractors.  If you even smell the work for which the federal government touches, the vaccine mandate is a real threat. There is no short-term legal answer to presenting terrible problems for most employers in the United States.  Recently the FAR flow downs have been passed down the supply chains, and we now have some idea what the federal government was thinking and what they signed up for.  There is a very reckless clause in the FAR that instructs employers what the method of compliance will be, which puts the burden of massive failure squarely on the federal government’s back, which is worth a logical discussion. 

Nestled a few paragraphs down from the FAR I saw from NASA is a section that states, “These safeguards will decrease the spread of Covid-19, which will, in turn, decrease worker absences, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of contractors and subcontractors performing work for the Federal Government.” So there it is, and there is a lot wrong in those few little sentences that set up the federal government for a load of lawsuits.  First of all, there are declarative statements about Covid as a whole.  Colin Powell just died the other day of Covid, or so they say.  Yet, he was vaccinated.  Getting a vaccination is not a protection from Covid 19, so the government lied in their reasoning.  As of the time of the writing, they would have known they were lying as well.  So that’s a problem.  But worse than that, the government states that the purpose of the vaccination mandate is to keep schedules to the Federal Government. By reducing people from getting sick from Covid, they will help improve attendance. 

As we know, as a direct result of the Covid vaccine, employers have had to take on the burden of government office instead of focusing on their core competencies and have turned their human resource departments into compliance centers for enforcement.  The government pushed companies to do what they had no legal right to do, which is why I said that this is a bluff similar to football on a 4th and 1.  In reaction, instead of people jumping offsides as the government hoped, people have dug in, and some, enough to cause significant problems, have taken themselves out of the employment game.  This has been most noticeable in the news over seaport supply chains and Southwest Airlines.  Employees are just refusing to be told to get the shot.  Not all employees, but anywhere around 7 to 10% is enough to screw up companies’ business models and slow them down to a crawl, which has clogged up supply chains everywhere.  The government has once again cost millions of dollars in damage to companies with their interference and activism.  And those losses should be recoverable as damages by the government because of how the FAR was written.  The intention of the federal government was just the opposite, the way they sold it.  It was supposed to reduce lost time action by employees and help stabilize the supply chain due to Covid call-offs.  Oops.  

Even if all this Covid stuff is just a cover story for hiding election fraud, or the results of a completely incompetent administration trying to implement United Nations Marxism into America through change state strategy, the responsibility for the failure still falls on the federal government.  The people, employers, and employees did nothing to deserve this disaster; it’s all the federal government.  Biden got himself in trouble with poll numbers; he wanted to be a tough guy with this Covid vaccine mandate and hope to draw companies offsides.  Many of them were hungry to comply, but the workers refused to play along, and now the combination of efforts has torpedoed the American economy. I can’t wait for that jobs report in October and November; Joe Biden should enjoy those.  But he only has himself to blame.  Yet when people wonder why things are getting so bad out there and why they are much worse under the Biden administration as opposed to Trump, they forget about politics, look at the results between the two presidents, and everything becomes obvious.

The Biden Marxism and authoritarian approach have killed any recovery that was possible coming out of Covid lockdowns, which of course, has never been adequately admitted to.  The real question is, why did we have Covid in the first place?  Why was the NIH funding it, and why isn’t Dr. Fauci in jail?  But the mistakes that have cascaded off Covid have been disastrous.  The Trump administration did a good job even under detrimental conditions.  The Biden people, they can’t get out of their own way.   The Biden vaccine mandate for them was all about testing to see if they could get away with a massive overreach of the American constitution.  But now, they have crippled their own recovery.  It hurts us all, but the blame is squarely on the Biden government.  Some of this has, of course, been on purpose.  But the results of E.O. 14042 have been historically disastrous.  History will never forget the intent that was shown by the government and the reaction by the public.  Americans are not compliant Chinese.  We weren’t going to jump offsides and give the government a free first down.  And because we didn’t, the government is left holding all the losses, and we will pin it on them, forever.  

Rich Hoffman

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Lori’s Roadhouse in West Chester: Mark Welch, the Superstar of Politics

Government is Best when it Gets out of the Way

As I listened to Mark Welch speak at a special fundraiser preview event at the new honky-tonk in West Chester called Lori’s Roadhouse, I couldn’t help but think that government is good, at least in West Chester.  When I say honky-tonk, I’m not talking about the old days of Gilley’s in Pasadena, Texas, where Urban Cowboy took place.  This place in West Chester is more like the modern Gilley’s in Las Vegas, very nicely put together luxuriously.  There is nothing cheap about it; it’s an ample space to host very large national talent for concerts. It’s something special for the Cincinnati area, and it’s great to see it located in West Chester, Ohio.  It’s not by accident.  The endeavor is a combination of great government that pushed out of the way as much nonsense as possible so that the dream of Greg and Lori Fisher could put all their great efforts into creating such a wonderful venue. I’ve been to places like Lori’s Roadhouse in parts of the country far away from Cincinnati.  But the moment I stepped into Mark’s fundraiser and saw what the owners were up to, I was enchanted.  There wasn’t a better way to show why Mark Welch should be re-elected as trustee of West Chester.  It’s not so much what an elected official can do for a project like Lori’s Roadhouse, but what kind of nonsense Mark can remove from the Fishers to let their creative input do the great work of creating such a wonderful place. 

Mark Welch and one of the owners, Lori Fisher herself

I view business as a creative enterprise, and I deeply respect people who go out on a limb and build new things that contribute to an economy.  Something like Lori’s Roadhouse is one of those things that adds to the many other things there are to do in West Chester.  There are so many options, and a lot of the reason is that the government has been small enough not to crush the hopes and dreams of entrepreneurs along the way.  It is hard enough to come up with an idea and then fund it with seed money.  It’s quite another to deal with politicians and other bureaucrats who embed themselves into the system to make a molehill of regulation into mountains for their benefit.  Usually, projects like Lori’s Roadhouse would be crushed before a business plan could ever be conducted because of politics.  I can think of hundreds, if not thousands of places around the country where a place like Lori’s Roadhouse would do well.  But, the politics of those areas would prohibit the dream from becoming a reality. 

Mark Welch and his wife Karen
Mark Welch doing what he does, being a celebrity politician

I had a chance to talk to Lori and her husband Greg Fisher quite a lot which was nice.  It was busy at the fundraiser, and I wasn’t sure if I’d get the chance.  As it turned out, Lori is the perfect front lady for such a place. She’s very friendly and optimistic, a fun personality which a place like that needs.  She told me she usually likes to work behind the scenes, but I can see why her name is on the place.  It deserves to have her name on the place.  Then there is her husband Greg, who had just spent months and months working out every little detail of this spectacular venue.  The food was great.  The bar was full.  The bathrooms are designed to still look good after lots and lots of drinking.  There is plenty of space for the men and women to have their dignity and get back to the action of live country music, a sports bar setting in much of the place, but a vast stage and dance hall area complete with VIP booths.  It was all top class, and the acoustics were fabulous as personally supervised by Greg.  As he ran down the list of all the elements of the place, it was apparent, he had a genuine love for the work, and I was happy to see it. That’s where someone like Mark Welch comes into these kinds of things.  Mark had worked in the background ever so subtly to help take away the burden of government from the Fishers so they could focus on the important stuff. Like securing the millions of dollars a place like that would cost and building a reputation that would bring in the big acts from all over the country.  A modern Gilley’s, but I would say better and with more class.  Something specific to West Chester. 

Lori and her Husband Greg Fisher, a dream come true in West Chester

TC Rogers was there; he is one of the commissioners of Butler County, where some of the legacy zoning issues made the project hard to get moving.  But at least West Chester didn’t do as other places do and compound the problem.  There were a lot of big-name politicians at Mark’s event, which was a good way to open a good American testament to goodness that Lori’s Roadhouse was offering.  It was undoubtedly a place anybody could enjoy, but country music, big leather boots, and cowboy hats draw a certain kind of political flavor, and it was on full display.  I had just returned from Jackson, Wyoming, where they have a similar high-class flair to their country background.  They have some very classy honky-tonk types of places there, but Lori’s Roadhouse was far better.  It looked and felt like something right out of Music City, Nashville.  It was unapologetically American for sure.  It had the kind of swagger that I had just been bragging about that I saw at a Cody, Wyoming rodeo.  They were similar in their boot-kicking display of Americana and a tip of the cowboy hat to great family tradition. 

Lori’s Roadhouse in West Chester, a super cool place of Americana and family friendly entertainment
Mark Welch Gets It! No Income Tax!!!!!

The community will have an option not just for the concerts but for a place to stop by after work, have a few drinks, and talk to people in the community; Lori’s Roadhouse will be a real treasure.  It’s not fair to give Mark so much credit because the Fishers did all the work along with their crews.  But I have to give Mark and the trustees credit for not getting in the way, and Mark specifically for helping where he could make the process of dealing with the government not such a challenging endeavor.  I had to smile a bit to myself as I listened to Greg and Lori talk about their new place because I have heard so many hundreds of stories over the years from people who never get things like this launched into reality.  And they had managed to do it. Usually, what ends up happening is the life gets sucked out of a project like this by all the rules and regulations of government.  It’s not often where a dream comes close to the original vision, and in the case of Lori’s Roadhouse, it’s easy to see the dream of the owners as they intended it to be, and that is the result of good government that knows when to help and when to get out of the way.  Often the skill of politicians is in knowing when not to be part of the problem, but in being part of the solution.  And when they figure that much out, great things like Lori’s Roadhouse happens.  And I am very excited about the results. 

TC Rogers, Commissioner of Butler County with the Owners of Lori’s Roadhouse

Rich Hoffman

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The Progressive Labor Union, LEA endorses Trent Emeneker: Hoping to slide a liberal under the door for West Chester Trustee

The LEA Endorses Trent Emeneker

At this point, it’s pretty well known that the challenger for the West Chester trustee seat in Butler County, Ohio, Trent Emeneker, is not a conservative.  He has stated that he’s a registered Republican. Still, much of what he talks about, like wanting to turn West Chester into a big bureaucratic city full of city council positions and other nonsense, is excessively liberal.  It didn’t help that he did a meet and greet at Liberty Center’s AC Hotel hosted by an activist Democrat.  So Trent has loads of problems even before a single-yard sign was ever put into the ground.  But as if all that were not enough, the LEA (Lakota Education Association) has endorsed Trent, which is essentially the kiss of death in Butler County.  The LEA, of course, is the ultra-progressive labor union that runs the Lakota school system.  They work under the umbrella of the Ohio Education Association, and ultimately the National Education Association, which everyone knows by now are essentially PAC groups for Democrats and the advancement of progressive causes.  Those not sure what progressive causes are responsible for should know that they are encouraging sex education in early grade school and transsexual bathrooms.  I would go as far as to say that it is an evil organization of radical politics intent on the destruction of the United States.  But judge for yourself.  What matters is that they have endorsed Trent Emeneker and hope to squeak him under the door in an off-year race that typically has low voter turnout. 

There is nothing good that comes out of the LEA.  They essentially protect bad teachers from being fired and lobby to pay them too much money to do it.  They are wholly committed to the destruction of America as we know it.  They collect money from their union dues and apply it directly to Democrats nationwide.  If you can think of something terrible about government schools, and I can think of a lot, the root cause of the trouble goes back to teacher unions, especially the NEA.  So long as they exist and have a footprint of any kind in our schools with our children, there is no hope of making those schools better.  People understand that more now than they did even a few years ago.  At Lakota, there is an opportunity to vote for new school board members to replace the current ones, which might stand against these teacher unions better than we’ve had in the past.  Usually, there is no defense on the school board.  The LEA essentially runs everything, including putting their candidates on the board as they are trying again this year with Kelley Casper, Michael Pearl, and Doug Horton.  There are finally options this year with actual Republican endorsed candidates.  Many people are running, so voter turnout will have to be high to defeat the incumbent’s LEA has also endorsed.  So we’ll see if voters take advantage of this opportunity with great voter turnout on election day, November 2nd

The LEA endorses Trent Emeneker for West Chester Trustee

It is just that kind of low voter turnout that the LEA hopes push the liberal Trent Emeneker into a West Chester Trustee seat.  They usually have their activists who always show up to vote and preserve their intent to destroy America.  So Republican voters will have to show up and defend themselves to keep that from happening.  But as to Trent’s intent, there is no doubt about it now that the LEA has endorsed him on their web page.  When you have the LEA behind you, you know that a vast evil is not far behind.  Everything the LEA does is rooted in some destruction for the American way of life and the families that make the country great.  Behind all teacher union activities are actions intended to attack family and its institution to a progressive need.  Suppose there are members of the LEA who call themselves Republicans and just go along for the great six-figure paycheck at Lakota. In that case, they are doing like all RINOs do, help evil get a foothold into our lives with the death whisper of compliance which is silently killing our country as we speak.  Those teachers in the LEA are just as bad as the purple-headed progressives advocating gay rights, critical race theory, and globalism by saying nothing and letting evil have its way in the world. 

Trent has tried to sell himself as an old military guy hoping that blind allegiance to service might make people ignore his obvious liberalism.  His biggest complaint about the current West Chester trustees is spending a few million dollars on landscaping for the new Union Center exchange.  He considers that fiscal irresponsibility.  Yet West Chester is operating in the black, which is how it should be, and considering the amount of GDP produced at that highway exit, the landscaping costs are easily justified.  Oddly enough, at a recent debate where Trent tried to make an issue of this cost, it was Lee Wong who best slapped him down for it.  Now everyone knows I’m not a huge Lee Wong fan, one of the current trustees.  But next to Trent Emeneker, Lee sounds like Donald Trump.  Lee explained well the need for the landscaping in a very Trump-like way.  Union Center in West Chester is one of the premier spots in the entire country for economic activity.  I would put the GDP moving through that exit among the top in the country.  There is nothing wrong with having some nice flowers there to greet the mass commerce that occurs.   Of course, nobody talks about that the LEA is against all capitalist activity as they are socialists and communists in their origins.  They are “the vote red for ed” types. The red is the red flag of communism, so for Trent to attack a few flowers when Lakota is bleeding hundreds of millions of dollars into these LEA employees advocating against family values, small government ideas, and the promotion of the religion of climate change, Trent proves he’s just a stooge for the LEA liberalism and not interested in fiscal responsibility.  If he indeed were, the LEA would never endorse him because all they want is a run-away wallet with no limit on the credit card. 

So remember as you vote that the LEA endorsed Trent Emeneker.  I don’t think it will change anything.  The same several thousand people who will vote to keep the current big spenders on the Lakota school board will vote for Trent as a trustee.  But there are a lot more Republicans in Butler County than Democrats.  It will all come down to voter turnout.  If you don’t want to see more LEA liberalism contaminating our community, then be sure to get out on election night and vote. Don’t just show up and vote for Trump or the mid-terms.  Vote now and for the same reasons, defend your turf from these radical progressives and their plans of doom for our children.  And know when you vote that Trent Emeneker is one of them.  The LEA does not endorse Republicans, not real ones.  They are out to destroy conservative politics so they would never put their name next to anybody who won’t help them do just that.  Trent is a big government guy, which is why they want him.  But, if you show up to vote, you can stop their plans.  So, could you not take it for granted?  The time for action is coming up; make sure you are part of the solution.   

Rich Hoffman

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Looks Like its Time to Bring Back Hanging: We have a criminal government, and we must meet it in the street

Maybe its Time to Bring Back Hanging

A recurring theme of American westerns is the temptation of the domestic woman to coax a man not to meet evil in the street and right wrongs but to stay safe and keep the doors shut.  To hide in the bosom of a woman in trade for sexual security replacing mother as the overseer of what’s good in the world.  Of course, the man must do what they must and meet evil in the street and conquer it, then return home to the woman for forgiveness, which usually he gets.  The point to the stories is that women are the guardians to domestic bliss and the love of home and family, but that the threats to those wonderful things come from outside sources, and sometimes to eliminate them, the hero must go and throw all concerns for danger aside and do what has to be done.  That theme was particularly strong in Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider from 1986.  Sure, women had the right to vote long-established. At that time, women were in the workplace sharing breadwinning activities, tricked by the government to become taxpayers serving the government rather than guardians of the house and protecting the children from the villainy of government.  But that’s a story for another time.  Presently we are faced with the trend of great evil, and it’s time to face it down in the street and figure out what to do about it.  In the Pale Rider theme, two women were tempting Clint Eastwood to stay in the house and live happily ever after with them, hoping to ignore the evils of the world from inside, a mother and her young daughter.  Of course, Eastwood would forget both and face down the bandits in glorious gunfire, doing what needed to be done despite the cries of safety from the women.  And that’s where we find ourselves in a very modern time.  We have a challenge to our order of American hopes and dreams and a real need to throw away safety, security, and domestic bliss to face down evil for all its worth and deal with it squarely.  After the crimes showed just in election fraud from 2020, I think the case for bringing back hanging as capital punishment is more than justified and is something we should have a serious conversation about.

Men and women certainly have different roles in any social order, and since westerns were produced and society has “evolved,” our opinions about things have become murky.  I would argue that all this ambiguity has been on purpose to allow criminal activity.  Like all bad guys in the world, they seldom ever sell their actions that way.  But it takes good people to see bad people for their worth, and sometimes, the good people must risk it all to do what must be done to protect the world from evil.  And to understand how to tell good from bad, it must be clear which is which.  As the social order of our times has been formed by those most hostile to tradition, it is helpful to turn to history and our culture of stories for clarity which I’ve done due to the 2020 election. I’ve spent many weeks on the road in 2021 and traveled all over the Wild West studying history.  Much of it was to finish off my manuscript to The Gunfighter’s Guide to Business, a book that makes a case for many things that need to happen in the 21st century. I’ve probably seen every western ever made, but to think about the vast evil I was witnessing, I needed to go and see the places I had read about over so many years and consider the options.  And one thing that continued to come up in the many books I picked up unique to traveling in those western areas was that hanging seemed to work a lot better than the legalisms of the progressive era. 

I was in Deadwood roaming the streets as my family waited for a table to eat at a nearby restaurant as I ran across a book that turned out to be fantastic for this purpose called The Outlaws of South Dakota.  It was the kind of book you wouldn’t just buy on Amazon, it was a local flavor, and it was perfect for getting a good taste of Deadwood’s history.  I had read about so many places in Deadwood that my visit gave me a good foundation for the words on pages, and by the time my family was seated, I had an excellent place to take my research to the next level.  And it was clear from that research, no matter where I traveled, from Deadwood to Lincoln County, New Mexico, that when people would hang bad guys for simple threats and slights against innocent people, the society worked a whole lot better.  When the attempt to replace justice with lawyers and human resource departments was introduced at the start of the progressive era to stop people from shooting each other in the streets, the trend of criminals was to hide their actions behind rules nobody wanted to follow.  And evil spread like wildfire.  After banning alcohol with the 18th Amendment in 1919 and the women’s right to vote in 1921, we can see the intention of governments and the criminals who prospered from the power grabs of the progressive era.  Replacing the woman as the guardian of domestic bliss was the first step, and robbing a man of something to fight for was the second.  The gunfighters in the streets were pushed deep into history, the alcohol slugging loner ignoring the women and meeting a bad guy in the street for frontier justice was a thing of the past, and what the government instead gave us were comb-over lawyers that interfered with justice giving rise to “organized crime” as we would come to know it.

These were the days of Bonnie and Clyde and Al Capone, who would take the government overreach and profit from the chaos.  People no longer stood up to evil or even their wives for the right to justice.  Now preserving justice was not even a domestic problem; everyone hid in their homes and called the government to do the work.  It’s out of this chaos that Saul Alinsky learned from Al Capone himself how to make the Democrat Party into a government-sponsored organized crime syndicate, which is where we find ourselves today.  It seems like a long time, but the election fraud that we saw in 2020 was just the result of 100 years of progressive erosion of justice.  There was no longer a woman to turn away from maintaining domestic bliss and family love to risk it all to face down evil.  Now evil was everywhere, and nobody could see it because nobody was home even to fend it off.  Everyone worked for the government to be good taxpayers to fund a monster government that criminals essentially ran.

We were supposed to maintain that government by elected representatives, but we learned in 2020 that the criminals were running the show, and nobody was meeting them in the streets to stop them.  They didn’t respect our laws, and they certainly didn’t appreciate any of us.  While traveling and reading this year, it became clear that the only way to stop that lack of respect is to get back to the days of what worked and what didn’t.  What didn’t work was putting safety first and listening to what the government wanted to do about justice.  What did work was that people at the front of justice, alone in faraway places like Deadwood, South Dakota, often hung bad people at the point of a crime, where it happened quickly.  And things were much better off than they are now.  So perhaps we should be thinking this way again.  Because what is going on now just isn’t working, and we need it to.  We have a criminal government, and we need to meet it in the street and deal with it accordingly.  But to deal with evil, first, we need to see it.

Rich Hoffman

I Still Support Jon Gruden: Don’t play the “woke” game by the rainbow Marxists

I Still Support Jon Gruden

I have a lot of great memories of Jon Gruden from when he was the coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and those memories will not be erased just because a bunch of globalist wokesters decided that some emails they dug upon him from 11 years ago broke some invisible modern rules.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, wokeness is an attack strategy, not the utilization of fairness, and there was nothing I heard of from Jon Gruden in his emails or any other source over the years that gave me pause to support him.  The rules of fairness and equality that have been pressed upon us run counter to the way humans think and are meant to control us as a species, and they should be rejected.  Climbing into private lives and thoughts is likely to bring up things many don’t want to hear.  Turning personal thoughts and actions even in an email into a public debate would reveal uncomfortable opinions.  But from those who want to attack our culture, such as progressives, that’s how they want it.  They are playing for blood and targeting what we enjoy as a culture and should treat them that way.  For me, I’ll disregard their stupid modern rules of behavior.  They have no impact on me or my life, and if they do carry over in such a way, then I’ll deal with them as the enemies that they are.  But they are playing along on the bandwagon of woke religion, as many have.   Jon Gruden is too good of a person; he doesn’t deserve that.

Within hours of this story going public early this past week, the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, where Gruden coached and won a Super Bowl, removed the old coach from their Ring of Honor, which I thought was despicable.  I love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and have going way back to the Vinny Testaverde days for many years. I’ve seen a lot of bad seasons and some good ones.  It’s fun to finally have a Tom Brady team to root for because they win a lot more.  I love the family of the Glazers, especially the deceased father of the group.  The kids are a lot more progressive, apparently even Biden supporters.  I used to think they were all really smart, but if they supported Biden, maybe not.  So I found it disturbing that they so quickly distanced themselves from Jon Gruden over this woke controversy.  After a press conference with Bruce Arians, the new coach, I thought what a wimp he was for wearing a rainbow-colored Buc hat, which was an obvious tip to the gay community.  Bruce thought it was appropriate to promote anal sex to young people with that stupid hat?  But Gruden couldn’t send an email with topless cheerleaders to his old partner at the Washington Redskins for some guy fun?  No, I’m not playing that game.

Gay rights are sodomy, and it’s dirty. I’ll take the girls any day and not feel guilty about it one bit.  When Bruce wears a hat like that, he attempts to appeal to these dark forces of progressivism who want to ruin our culture and destroy our families.  Ultimately, the NFL product is a family sport that many people can share over several generations.  That is the ultimate attack progressives have against the NFL.  Wearing a gay hat won’t stop them from attacking.  It might just appease them for a while, which is the game that Tampa Bay is playing. “Hey, we’re woke, don’t hurt us.  Look, we got rid of any reference to Jon Gruden.  We don’t have a spine.”

The NFL has been attacked for years, and you can see the game Roger Goodell is playing with these attacks.  I said last year that he’s doing a good job keeping the product going.  He managed during the previous year to get an entire season in even while Covid was shutting everything down. That’s because of how woke the NFL has become.  The progressives thought that the messaging by the players union and the protests against the American flag might be worth letting them play.  So, Roger has been caught accepting a few evils here and there to play the NFL games on the field.  People can say what they want about compliance and what they would and wouldn’t do but look at all our companies caving to the vaccine mandates from an illegally inserted President Biden.  Lawyers and human resource departments have been rushing to get in line to be the next Judas to the Constitution, acting like desperate dogs looking for a table scrap from some obese human patting the dog on the head for doing silly tricks for a morsel of food.  Most everyone has caved under the Biden executive order, including most of our tough talking politicians.  Nobody has stood up for Constitutional rights, so they are no better than Roger Goodell.  And going back to Bruce Arians and the Glazer family behind the Buccaneers, they know the game.  If you have things of value, like a sports franchise, or a big paying job, you are a target for these progressive insurgents, so you appease them by giving them what they want and hope they go away.  But all that does is feed them for the next time. 

It’s nice to know there are people like Jon Gruden out there. I’m still a fan of him, and if he loses all connection to the NFL, which we will assume he will, then whatever he does in the future, I’ll be a fan of.  Hopefully, he’ll start a podcast.  He doesn’t need the NFL or ESPN.  He could probably do better as a podcaster the way things are these days.  Traditional media is in a transition.  The woke attackers have penetrated our institutions, but that’s not where the action is, as usual.  It will always be people like Jon Gruden who make the world go around, no matter what language they use to convey it. I’ve been at this point for a while, it is not just because of this Jon Gruden story, but I’m not playing this game.

The woke rules, as far as I’m concerned, mean nothing. I’m not building my life around them or appeasing them in any way. I’m not worried about anybody digging up any emails on me or secretly recording what I say. I’m not a football guy.  I hear things like what Jon Gruden said every day and in a lot more explosive detail.  People are still people. We’re not going to change people to the snowflakes of existence.  In my life, I use a lot of three-syllable words, even in my most private settings.  I doubt these woke losers taught in government schools even know what I’m saying half the time, so good luck.  But molding our life to these woke rules, no, I’m not going to be doing that.  Progressives are a threat to American life, and it’s time we start to treat them that way.  We need to be less inclusive and a lot more judgmental.  What they did to Jon Gruden was simply a warning shot to the rest of us.  He was a big target because he had a big contract in a game most of us love a lot.  Progressives don’t like that we are back to somewhat normal with Covid, and they took a shot at Gruden to remind us that they are still there.  And to me, that’s not acceptable.  I love Jon Gruden and always will.  I will still proudly show his Super Bowl pictures on my walls, even if the Buccaneers wimped out and caved to the rainbow Marxists and gutter rats of anti-American sentiment. 

Rich Hoffman

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Mollie Hemmingway’s ‘Rigged’: The Step by Step Story of how 2020’s Presidential election was stolen

How the 2020 Election Was Stolen

Yikes, the new book by Mollie Hemmingway, Rigged, How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, is that book that has been needed for a while now. It’s the essential first step in identifying the election fraud not just of the 2020 elections, but over time, many elections.  It establishes the relevant legal arguments for our present crises in a genuinely open and shut case by establishing “intent” at the start of the book.  Then running through the activism of the Trump presidency by those who made it clear they wanted to overthrow the results of 2016 and have a coup while he was in office.  So, of course, when it came time to rig the election in favor of Joe Biden, Mollie shows just how it was done.  All that ended up separating Trump from re-winning the presidency was around 43,000 votes out of many millions.  And that was generated with extraordinary cheating that went on at many levels, so there is a lot of reason for Democrats to worry.  They went all in to steal this election; they have been doing it for a long time. But never had things been this close after they went so far to do it.  Their footprints were defiantly seen coming out of the corner they painted themselves in.  And that’s where Mollie’s book is unique because she identifies the primary problem.  No wonder Facebook recently went down for several hours when they found out this book was about to be released.  They likely had to get rid of some significant evidence because this book shows how Facebook spent half a billion dollars tampering with the election process and explains how the votes were manipulated in favor of Democrats.  This is a ball-busting book, one of the best I have ever read on a political subject.  And it’s also the most relevant. 

Ron DeSantis has already taken action based on what was learned in this book which Mollie Hemmingway researched immaculately.  As a frequent Fox News contributor, she understands clearly the legal scrutiny that a book like this will generate.  That made the book even better because she layed the case out so air-tight that nothing could escape.  She essentially shows a pattern of behavior we should all be concerned with regarding Democrats’ treatment of elections and the Republican party over time.  The patterns and intent to commit election fraud to achieve some “greater good” of socialism as they see it is a real danger to our country.  While Republicans have been trying for decades to have an honest conversation with Democrats, and it is always “they” who attempt to look “bipartisan” when it comes to negotiations, Democrats have been out to kill and to make a belt out of their victims with the hides left behind.  Democrats play to kill and nothing less.  They do not want a shared vision for a red, white, and blue America.  They want communism, and they’ll break any law to get there.  Mollie made the case quite well.  We all know the stories, but it was quite a compelling argument for her to go through the last 18 months of the Trump White House and show the sequence. 

The Zuckerbucks trend emerging out of this book essentially shows that Mark Zuckerberg had to promise his activist employees at Facebook that they could use the power of their platform to change elections, which is precisely what he set out to do. Facebook’s role alone in removing Trump from office and going against the people who voted for him is criminal at best.  Treason and sedition are what Facebook, Twitter, and Google participated in during 2020, in many ways.  They view themselves as global, international companies.  They could care less about American sovereignty, so they don’t give a second thought to committing treason and sedition or destroying the lives of the people who are in their way.  Mollie makes the case in this book.  The challenge we all have now, as a result, is in admitting the issue to ourselves.  Facebook is not our friend.   Google does not have our best interests in mind.  All those warnings from Glenn Beck a decade ago by the supposed libertarians of Silicone Valley turned out to be true.  What we saw in 2020 was essentially an evil plot of a crazy billionaire radical Bond villain trying to take over the world by some nefarious means through election fraud, in this case.  Many of the voter irregularities that gave Biden the victory in unique places disproportionate to the surrounding regions, such as Maricopa County in Arizona and Fulton County in Georgia, were a direct result of the half-billion dollars Zuckerberg personally spent to make his employees happy in removing Trump and showing the world how much power, the tech companies had in America.  They had sold themselves to the world and China specifically as a means to control populations, and now they had to put the rubber on the road and show everyone to what extent. 

Mollie Hemmingway even covered the closing days of the Trump White House and the legal challenges that it had to undergo from a legal standpoint.  Chronicling the intimidation of the attorneys in great detail and the momentum of the cases, it is not surprising that Trump and Rudy Giuliani resorted to the emotional aspects of the case.  Things were being undone so quickly they had little choice.  But the way Mollie chronicled the chaos, action for action, tells a story.  We all know the story, but do we truly understand the level of activism our judicial system had been conducting in conjunction with Democrats.  Their shared opposition was much more significant than just opposition to Trump.  It was opposition to all of us who dared to assert that we wanted to be in control of anything, at least not our government.  And there was Mark Zuckerberg and other big tech billionaires to announce that they were in charge, not the voters.  They advertised themselves as being in control of the American population, and they had to live up to that sold revelation by any means possible.  Trump was simply in the way of them making that declaration.  The judicial system went along with it because they had already accepted this new power regime, and they feared it.  They wanted to appease it as liberals to whatever degree they were liberal.  So when it came time to become Judas, they couldn’t wait to get in line. 

If a story ever needed to be told of fraud and a general condition of groups of people sharing a country who are opposed to one another, Rigged tells it.  The tendency to cheat was their first option, their only option.  Democrats and their technocrat partners never planned to get along with Republicans nor their Trump-supporting deplorables.  They hate us, and we hate them.  When it came to the election, they thought so little of us that they sought to steal it right in the light of day and never expected to get checked on it.  They broke the law audaciously and showed even more that they had no respect for the law, even in small ways.  They were looking toward a future world where the laws of the United States would mean nothing, and they treated the election of 2020 in just that fashion, using the laws when it suited their case and throwing them out when it didn’t.  And they dared any of us to say otherwise.  That is what Rigged says to the world, and it was a book that needed to be written and read because it digs into the heart of the fundamental issues of where we go from here. 

Rich Hoffman

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They Killed James Bond: A warning to us all that nobody escapes from progressives

They Killed James Bond

Studios were surprised in Hollywood when the new James Bond film No Time To Die didn’t blow the doors off the box office over its opening weekend.  Like every other underperforming fool these days, they wanted to blame Covid, which governments created to commit election fraud, not that they killed James Bond in the movie.  Who thought that was a good idea?  After 60 years of narrow escapes, they found a way and a time for James Bond to die at the end of No Time To Die. They probably should have taken their own advice given to them in the title. It was just another disappointment that we are all getting used to strong, white, male characters that progressives think they can kill in stories and replace them with women or people of color for the sake of the visual aspects of things and that people would accept it.  Over the last two years, as we have waited for this movie to come out, the rumors of the next James Bond being a woman, a gay guy, or all kinds of other things have been discussed openly.  When the movie finally opened, enough people had enough.  It leaked out that this Daniel Craig James Bond was going to die, and people weren’t exactly in a rush to see it happen.  It’s not enough to make a technically good movie; James Bond is one of those special cases where he’s a hero who always gets away, like Bugs Bunny.  But then again, Bugs Bunny is pretty much banned these days too.  Any strong characters without obvious flaws in the mind of progressives are a danger to their politics, so they look to get rid of them and replace them with flawed, mortal characters who are easy to control by the government. 

This isn’t unique to the Bond film franchise.  I have written many hundreds of thousands of words about the failure of Disney to handle the Star Wars franchise.  It was astonishing that given all the great resources they had in Star Wars left to them by George Lucas, that they screwed it up so badly.  Yet when I saw The Force Awakens back in 2015, it was clear that when they decided to kill Han Solo, the plan was the same as Bond.  Kill off Anglo-Saxon white men in the public’s minds so their rule over mankind will end, starting with stories.  Then replace them with people of color and women, and make them like it.  That was essentially the goal of the new Star Wars films, and people rejected them so severely that the brand is now permanently damaged.  Disney has a new CEO who has been brought in to fix things.  Lucasfilm is also moving people around who like Star Wars to repair the brand, which will take years if possible.  I think they’ll make things better, but the damage is already set.  Some things you can’t tamper with.  If a character has a special place in people’s minds, you better treat them well and not take them for granted.  Otherwise, don’t expect to use them to drive box office results while at the same time appeasing all the anti-capitalist radicals who have infiltrated leftist thinking for communist domination of the world. 

Star Wars is an easy one to see because it’s so obvious.  As big of a company as they are, Disney never understood why people liked the film franchise.  Some of the plotlines they have introduced then rejected over the last several years indicate that Kathy Kennedy never understood why the films she was invited to produce worked, like the Indiana Jones films and all the Steven Spielberg projects she was a part of.  Because she thought she could interfere with what the public liked and that as long as space creatures and spaceships were flying around, that people would buy a ticket to her liberal propaganda.  Well, as it turns out, that’s not how things work.  People want heroes they can believe in.  People worth watching who manage to outsmart the bad guys. That’s why people buy a movie ticket.  Reality is tough enough.  When people enter a darkened theater, they want to see hope. 

I think movie box office results are some of the best votings there are.  People truly vote with their feet.  It’s not easy for Democrats to cheat the vote because they still can’t control what people like.  Ultimately people decide what they like and see and if they don’t want to see James Bond getting killed.  Then they won’t see it happen.  They might catch the movie on cable later, but they aren’t going to pay money to see it happen.  One of the clear political strategies that China has in mind for America and all the Davos insurgents is to rob our culture of hopes and dreams and instead show that even James Bond eventually gets it in the end.  Filmmakers seem to want to praise those types of people at cocktail parties rather than being blamed for being just another capitalist producer who put profits over the party.  The ultimate check on that power is to reject those films at the box office, which happened with the new James Bond film.  They killed Bond.  And the box office reflects that people didn’t want to see it happen. Just as Disney killed off Han Solo and thought they could replace him with some Dora the Explorer character, and they’d still make money.

Yet to continue to hide these things from the public, every time they get caught, Covid is used to hide the incompetence of the participants.  No Time To Die was supposed to be released in early April of 2020.  It has had its release date pushed back many times, finally hitting theaters in October of 2021, really at a terrible time for a Bond film.  This is what the Great Reset looks like, folks.  Incompetent people release their movies that used to be valuable to the public.  The public forgets about them and moves on to other things, and when the results don’t come out the way stakeholders expect, well then, they blame Covid.  Ultimately, governments have interfered with the marketplace, and the bootlickers have wasted more time appeasing them than actually trying to make a movie people want to see.  The governments are the new audience to appease, not the popcorn-eating public, and these projects are flat and boring.   And coming out of a disappointing time when governments tried to completely take over our healthcare with a made-up crisis in Covid, built in a Wuhan lab in China by Dr. Fauci NIH funding, movie producers are trying to take away anything that might be considered good in our movies and entertainment.  Their message to us is, “see, even James Bond gets it in the end.  Not even he can escape our power.” It shouldn’t come as a surprise to any of us, given what we have seen from authority figures in 2021.  The bad guys wrote this latest James Bond film as propaganda for the future they want to control.  That understanding makes me proud to see that people didn’t get suckered into it and decided to stay home.  No Time To Die didn’t come up short at the box office because of Covid.  People are starving for reasons to get out of the house.  They aren’t scared of the virus.  No, they don’t want to see one more icon of western civilization killed in front of their faces, which was the intention of the woke James Bond of this modern age.  People voted in a way that Democrats couldn’t steal, and it shows in the box office ultimately. 

Rich Hoffman

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