SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 31, 2020 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Battle Over Election Fraud Heats Up

Though Twitter has a lengthy record of permitting leftists to post blatant lies and evidence-free accusations, this week it took issue with President Trump’s tweet warning of the risk of vote-fraud in vote-by-mail elections. Twitter alleged that a “fact check” shows that vote-fraud is nonexistent. It seems that the so-called fact check relied solely on repeated assertions from Democrats that vote-fraud does not exist to any serious extent.

As it turns out, the assertion that vote-fraud is not a serious problem is itself a false statement. Back in 2005 a bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former President Jimmy Carter (D) and former Secretary of State James Baker (R) declared, “absentee ballots remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” A number of incidents since 2005 bolster that finding.

In this year alone, Pennsylvania election officials acknowledged that an unknown number of
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Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: More of Us Understand Realities of Washington DC

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 5:  Responses from more baby boomers on how Washington DC works, how it lies, cheats and steals from the American people.

First of all, thank you to the hundreds of baby boomers responding to this series.  With SO many boomers responding, it may very well become a book.  The fact remains: we all care about America. We care about what happens to our kids. We care about our culture, language and quality of life.  We care about our choices, and, we damned well will fight for them.

Please enjoy this response from a fellow American from South Carolina with permission:

Frosty, I just read your latest article, “Ruminations of a Baby Boomer:  Why Our Elected Don’t Represent Us”, and as a Baby Boomer myself (I’m 76 years old),  I have tried for many years to get a handle on the possible reasons why so many Americans would want to destroy America.  Such ruminations as you call them have produced mo
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 24, 2020 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Cuomo Blames Trump for Nursing Home Fiasco

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) rebuffed criticism of his order requiring nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients by blaming President Trump. The ordered cohabitation of infected and uninfected residents at these homes resulted in thousands of unnecessary and foreseeable deaths.

“Yeah, I was the one who gave the order, but Trump did nothing to stop me,” Cuomo said. “He could’ve stepped in to countermand me, but he decided to allow each state to manage the pandemic in its own way. I know that Commissioner Zucker already admitted that the order was stupid, but isn’t overruling bad decisions made by state and local governments one of the things that we expect from a president?”

The Governor pointed to polls showing 70% of New Yorkers approving his handling of the pandemic as further justification for his actions. “I think voters realize that I am no dumber than they are in dealing with this unprecedented
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Fauci And Birx: Lock Them Up!

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Opinion Column by Chuck Baldwin
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Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx should be tried as criminal conspirators who willfully collaborated in a mass deception that shutdown the U.S. economy, stole over 35 million jobs from the American people, deceived physicians and the entire medical industry into lying about the true threat (or lack thereof) of corona and ultimately took (and are still taking) the lives of countless thousands of innocent Americans.

These deaths are directly due to the denial of medical care for non-corona illnesses (including cancer and heart disease) and the fear imposed on people—both physicians and patients—which resulted in doctors taking extended vacations for fear of contracting corona from their patients and fearful patients refusing to go to hospitals and doctors’ offices. Not to mention, the escalating numbers of deaths from suicide resulting from the devastation of this medically imposed tyranny. Every job is &qu
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Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Why Our Elected Reps Don’t Represent Us

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 4:  Men and women elected to the US Congress submit to money, greed and power, systemic corruption, human nature of self-interest

Back in 1776, a whole bunch of American colonists lost their lives attempting to free themselves from the “Divine Right of Kings.”  As ‘subjects’, they lacked any enjoyment of the amenities of the King of England and his entourage.  

Even today, the United Kingdom maintains the ‘royals’ who don’t work, don’t contribute and lead frivolous lives—paid for by every working stiff in the country.  Via their birth-lottery luck, royals enjoy wealth, public adulation and pomp—for doing absolutely nothing of merit or worth.   It’s almost comical to see Prince Harry, now led around by the nose by his American wife Megan Markle, try to figure out his life in Los Angeles where he flops around emotionally, mentally and physically trying to figure out
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Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Extreme Poverty & Extreme Wealth in America

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 3: Rich versus Poor, Smart versus Illiterate, Middle America versus Inner-city America

During my college years, I became a volunteer teacher at Franklin Street School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I read all the educational success stories of inner-city teachers. I ate it up. My high-energy enthusiasm walked into those classrooms “knowing” I would change the world for the better.

Two years later, I fled those classrooms because of the violence, sexual deviance, drugs, beatings, alcoholism and emotional abuse those inner-city kids faced on a daily basis.  Their parents suffered from illiteracy, joblessness and simply not being able to cope with American life or the jobs that required educational excellence.  In a word: hopeless!  I discovered nothing works in ghetto schools in Detroit, NYC, Chicago, Atlanta, Miami, Denver, Dallas, LA and any big city with huge minority classrooms. At one point in Detroit, Michigan’s
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SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: May 17, 2020 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
Sheriff Too Busy Rearresting Criminals to Enforce Lockdown

Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says her officers “are too busy repeatedly rearresting criminals released under the state’s zero-dollar bail policy. We haven’t the time, resources, or inclination to enforce the social-distancing orders issued by Gov. Newsom.”

Newsom proclaimed himself “seriously peeved by the failure of Sheriff Mims and others to carry out my orders. These law-enforcement officers are not authorized to select which laws they will or won’t enforce. It isn’t their job to decide which offenses are more serious. That is the responsibility of higher officials. In 2018 the legislature passed and Gov. Brown signed the law that allows accused felons who can’t afford bail to be released on their own recognizance. I fear that Mims’ focus on repeat offenses from this segment of the population could be construed as racist.”

Mims called Newsom’s remarks “a sl
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Cops And Catholics Starting To Stand: Where Are The Evangelicals?

Read more on this subject: Religion: Believers
Opinion Column by Chuck Baldwin
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One thing the faux corona pandemic has done is to separate lovers of liberty from slaves of the state. That divide is only going to widen. And, in reality, this has always been America’s battle.

America was birthed not as a religious state or as a racial state or as a political state but as a free state. People often try to hide the great issue dividing us with the masks of race, religion and politics. But none of these is the real issue. There is only one battle going on in this country, and it’s the battle for Freedom.

It was the Natural liberties proclaimed in our Declaration of Independence and then protected in the Bill of Rights that changed the course of world history. Ever since our “glorious revolution” (George Washington), nations have been defined by one word: Liberty.

To any real American, tyranny of any kind is repugnant. I would no sooner submit to the tyranny of a Baptist as I would to
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Ruminations of a Baby Boomer: Endless War in My Lifetime

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
Part 2:  Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Storm, Iraq War, Afghanistan War, 700 military bases in over 80 countries around the world

“Arise, then, women of this day! Arise all women who have hearts, whether our baptism be that of water or of tears!… We women of one country will be too tender of those of another country to allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs. From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says “Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.” ~Julia Ward Howe, 1870 From her Mother’s Day Proclamation for Peace

Since her lifetime, no one listened in America.

For nearly half my life, my beloved country, the United States of America has been waging war around the planet.  If not participating in wars, Americans fund 700 military bases in over 80 countries to ensure our dominance in places where it’s not wanted or needed.  President Thomas Jefferso
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Silence and Action Are True Wisdom's Best Reply

Read more on this subject: Politics: General Activism
Opinion Column by Frosty Wooldridge
As this world turns, each of us faces extraordinary challenges, ordeals, emotional pain, trauma, loss of loved ones and disappointments during our lives.  It goes with the territory of living.  Even at this point with a virus raging around the planet, we need to hold on to “hope.”  

I remember vividly when Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) the lead character in the “Shawshank Redemption” sat in the corner of the prison yard with his friend (Red) Morgan Freeman discussing how Andy got swindled into prison by another man’s deeds.  As they sat there, Andy gave instructions to Morgan Freeman to look him up at his hotel on a beach in Mexico as he worked on an old boat getting it ready for charter fishing for his guests.  The only problem: Andy faced life in prison for ‘killing’ his wife, which, of course, he didn’t do the deed.  And the prison warden held Andy into a stranglehold of his life.  There was no chance for es
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