Trump’s list of Pardons

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 21st, 2021

The number of laws one can break are virtually astronomical.

This means that members who made the laws must not be eligible for a pardon.

How Many Federal Laws Are There? No One Knows.[Source]

When Congress is not in session or during a Congressional lock down, no bills can be passed and none of our earned money stolen from us in the form of the federal income tax.

Afterall, they made the laws, thus they must live with the consequences.

President Trump pardoned or commuted the sentences of a list of virtual unknowns.

Unlike Slick Willie who pardoned the rich and famous, likewise in some cases with Obama.

Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden were not on President Trump’s final pardon list. Seventy-three others are.

They were convicted of crimes ranging from white collar fraud to ones involving illegal marijuana and other drugs.

Here is the announcement and list:

President Donald J. Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.

Todd Boulanger – President Trump granted a full pardon to Todd Boulanger. Mr. Boulanger’s pardon is supported by numerous friends, as well as by past and present business associates.

In 2008, Mr. Boulanger pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud. He has taken full responsibility for his conduct.

Mr. Boulanger is a veteran of the United States Army Reserves and was honorably discharged.

He has also received an award from the City of the District of Columbia for heroism for stopping and apprehending an individual who assaulted an elderly woman with a deadly weapon on Capitol Hill. Mr.

Boulanger is known as a model member of his community.

In addition, he is remorseful for his actions and would like to leave his mistakes behind him. [Remorseful because he got caught?]

Abel Holtz – President Trump granted a full pardon to Abel Holtz. This pardon is supported by Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and friends and business colleagues in his community.

Mr. Holtz is currently 86 years old.

In 1995, he pled guilty to one count of impeding a grand jury investigation and was sentenced to 45 days in prison.

Before his conviction, Mr. Holtz, who was the Chairman of a local bank, never had any legal issues and has had no other legal issues since his conviction.

Mr. Holtz has devoted extensive time and resources to supporting charitable causes in South Florida, including substantial donations to the City of Miami Beach.

Representative Rick Renzi – President Trump granted a full pardon to Representative Rick Renzi of Arizona.

Mr. Renzi’s pardon is supported by Representative Paul Gosar, Representative Tom Cole, former Representative Tom DeLay, former Representative Jack Kingston, former Representative Todd Tiahrt, former Representative John Doolittle, former Representative Duncan Hunter Sr., former Representative Richard Pombo, former Representative Charles Taylor, former Representative Dan Burton, Larry Weitzner, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, and numerous other members of his community.

In 2013, Mr. Renzi was convicted of extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering, and racketeering.

He was sentenced to 2 years in Federal prison, 2 years of supervised release, and paid a $25,000 fine.

Before his conviction, Mr. Renzi served three terms in the House of Representatives.

Please see the entire article below.

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Alternative Histories of the World

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 20th, 2021

Without an accurate unbiased portrayl of history there would be no possible way to avoid the mistakes out government made and avoid repeating.

What If ? 19 Alternate Histories Imagining a Very Different World.

What the 1619 Project Gets Wrong About Slavery and America’s Founding [Source]

The authors left out professional sports, football, baseball and basketball.

Making Alternative Histories:

The Practice of Archaeology and History in Non-Western Settings

By Peter R. Schmidt and Thomas C. Patterson

After working in Third World contexts for more than a century, many archaeologists from the West have yet to hear and understand the voices of their colleagues in non-Western cultural settings.

In Making Alternative Histories, eleven scholars from Africa, India, Latin America, North America, and Europe debate and discuss how to respond to the erasures of local histories by colonialism, neocolonial influences, and the practice of archaeology and history as we know them today in North America and much of the Western world.

Making Alternative Histories presents a profound challenge to traditional Western modes of scholarship and will be required reading for Western archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians.

Download an excerpt.


Effect: No one would speak English.

Explanation: In What If? (1999), edited by Robert Cowley, historians pondered what would happen if historical events had turned out differently.

Many of these were popular questions —

George Washington led a sneak attack on the Brits on Christmas Eve,

What if the Americans lost the Revolutionary War?

What if the D-Day invasion had failed in 1944? But an essay by the late Lewis H. Lapham, then editor of Harper’s Magazine, recalled a little-known confrontation in 9 AD between the Roman legions and the Germanic tribes at the Teutoburg Forest.

The tribes ambushed and destroyed three Roman legions in this campaign, and the Romans would never again attempt to conquer Germania beyond the Rhine.

Lapham suggested that, if the Romans had won, world history would have been remarkably different, with a “Roman empire preserved from ruin, Christ dying… on an unremembered cross, the nonappearance of the English language, neither the need nor the occasion for a Protestant Reformation… and Kaiser Wilhelm seized by an infatuation with stamps… instead of a passion for cavalry boots.”


Effect: Christianity would continue to rule the world.

Science, not so much.

Explanation: Renowned novelist Kingsley Amis entered alternate-history territory in 1976 with his award-winning novel The Alteration.

In his imagined history, Henry VIII’s short-lived older brother, Arthur, has a son just before his death.

When Henry tries to usurp his nephew’s throne, he is stopped in a papal war.

Hence, the Church of England is never founded, the Spanish Armada is never defeated (as Elizabeth I was never born), and Martin Luther reconciles with the Catholic Church, eventually becoming Pope.

Naturally, this turns Europe into a vastly different place.

By 1976, it is ruled by the Vatican, in the middle of a long-running Christian/Muslim cold war, and technologically regressed, as electricity is banned and scientists are frowned upon.


Effect: Revolution in South America.

Explanation: Probably the first book-length alternate history, Napoleon and the Conquest of the World: 1812-1823 (published in 1836) imagined that Napoleon, rather than freezing in Moscow in 1812, sought out and destroyed the Russian army.

BFJXWC Campagne de France, 1814, by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, NAPOLEON Bonaparte, 1769-1821, during campaign in France of 1814.

One chapter mentions a fantasy novel in which the Emperor suffered a major defeat in the Belgian town of Waterloo. (The idea of a fictitious book, telling the “real” history, was also used by Kingsley Amis in The Alteration.)

But what if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo in 1815?

This question was asked in 1907, in an essay contest held by London’s Westminster Gazette.

The winning essay, by G. M. Trevelyan, suggested that Napoleon would lose interest in expanding his empire, partly because his health was suffering, and partly because the mood in Paris was for peace.

England, however, would suffer economically, with many people starving.

The poet Lord Byron would lead a popular uprising against the government, which would be suppressed.

Byron’s execution, of course, would only inspire revolution.

Meanwhile, a war of independence would stir in South America.

With Napoleon ailing, the French government would nearly cease functioning, attacked from all sides. (The essay ended there – on a cliffhanger.)


Effect: The Union would be over… forever.

Explanation: The previous list of alternate histories included a historian’s view of what would have happened if the Confederacy had won the Civil War.

Sadly, it is too late for the South to rejoin the Union.

After all these years of conflict, such a move would fill Congress with some of the USA’s greatest enemies.

Instead, the CSA is offered neither independence nor civil rights, but is kept under military rule.


Effect: The end of nuclear proliferation… except in the U.S.

Explanation: Though usually considered a branch of science fiction, alternate history stories have their own awards, the Sidewise Awards for Alternate History, which have been presented to some renowned novels, including Harry Turtledove’s How Few Remain, mentioned above, and in 1999, Brendan DuBois’ Resurrection Day.

This envisions a world in which the U.S. military sabotages President Kennedy’s attempts to negotiate peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

The United States invades Cuba, making the Crisis escalate into nuclear warfare. The Soviet Union is destroyed, the People’s Republic of China collapses, and a fallout cloud over Asia kills millions of others.

Meanwhile, the United States loses New York, Washington DC, San Diego, Miami and other cities.

However, all surviving nations renounce their possession of nuclear weapons – with the exception of the USA, now under martial law (as the military had planned all along).


Effect: She would win an Oscar – and be brainwashed.

Explanation: Marilyn Monroe’s death in 1962, at age 36, has been pondered by a few writers.

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES – 1953: Actress Marilyn Monroe. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Pix Inc./The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)

In his novel Idlewild (1995), journalist Mark Lawson devised a world where Monroe survived her “suicide attempts,” President Kennedy survived his assassination attempt, and they continued their notorious (if historically unproven) affair for another 30 years.

Playwright Douglas Mendin, in a 1992 story for Entertainment Weekly, imagined that Monroe would survive, dedicate herself to serious acting, and win an Oscar in 1965, with no make-up and her hair dyed brown. She would then record a hit song with Frank Sinatra, make bad films, and give up acting in 1980 to look after her drug-addicted twin sons.

Then there was the American supermarket tabloid The Sun.

In a 1990 story, they “revealed” that Monroe actually was still alive. According to The Sun, after threatening to reveal an affair with Robert Kennedy, she was drugged, brainwashed and taken to Australia, where she lives the “simple life of a sheep rancher’s wife.”


Effect: A TV show would have one of its silliest episodes.

Explanation: While science fiction series like Doctor Who and Star Trek (and even dramas like Dallas) occasionally entered the world of alternate history, the only show that focused on them in every episode was Sliders, which aired on Fox from 1995 to 2000.

In this series, a young genius and three companions “slide” through an inter-dimensional portal, sending them into a different parallel Earth every episode.

While it never won an Emmy (or even a Sidewise Award), Sliders has a cult following.

Some of the alternate worlds were intriguing — like one in which prohibition was never repealed, so that organized crime dominates society.

Some were ludicrous, like those inhabited by vampires or man-eating giant worms, and some were simply nightmarish, such as the one where caffeine is outlawed – a chilling scenario.

The season one episode “Summer of Love” was one of the more humorous, as they visited a San Francisco where the 1967 Summer of Love never ended, and were mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets.

It was even revealed that the U.S. President was Oliver North, though it’s never explained how the extended Summer of Love could inspire people to vote for a former war hero known for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.

[As I said, it was meant to be funny.]


Effect: America joins the Nazis.

Explanation: Philip Roth’s bestselling novel.

The Plot Against America (2002), gives us an alternate history in which Charles Lindbergh, trans-Atlantic pilot and all-American hero, becomes the Republican presidential candidate in 1940, defeating the incumbent Franklin Roosevelt.

President Lindbergh, a white supremacist and anti-Semite, declares martial law, throws his opponents in prison, and allies with Nazi Germany in World War II. Lindbergh is remembered as a national villain – in Roth’s opinion, the reputation he deserves.


Effect: Robert Kennedy survives his assassination attempt.

Explanation: Jack Dann’s 2004 novel The Rebel portrays a history in which film star James Dean survives his fatal car crash in 1955.

“I just changed that one thing,” said Dann, who copiously researched his book, making it “as factual as I could…

By exploring Dean as he matures, I’m able to cast light on the Dean that we know.”

If Dean had survived, Dann suggested, he would have inspired one of his fans, Elvis Presley, to leave rock ’n’ roll and become a serious actor (which was always his ambition).

Dean would later become the Democratic Governor of California, consigning his opponent Ronald Reagan to the dustbin of history. In the 1968 presidential election, he would be Robert Kennedy’s running mate, eventually saving him from the assassin’s bullet.


Effect: Republicans win every election for the next 30 years.

Explanation: The 1963 Kennedy assassination is a popular event of alternate history, inspiring novels, stage plays and short story collections.


In an essay in the book What Ifs of American History (2003), Robert Dallek, a Kennedy biographer, suggested that Kennedy would have successfully pulled out of Vietnam, and that he would be popular enough at the end of his second term to be succeeded by his brother, the Attorney-General Robert Kennedy.

Result: no Watergate, more national optimism, and less voter cynicism.

Other writers have been less kind, envisioning that JFK would provoke violent anti-war marches, accidentally start World War III, or continue his affair with Marilyn Monroe (who also survives her early death) for another 30 years.

One of the more unusual theories was written in 1993, on the thirtieth anniversary of President Kennedy’s death.

London Daily Express journalist Peter Hitchens wrote a fictitious obituary, in which Kennedy survives, and goes on to become one of America’s most unpopular presidents before finally dying at age 75, mourned by almost nobody.

His presidency, the article speculated, would be so disastrous that Democrats wouldn’t occupy the White House for at least another 25 years.

Even Bush’s vice-president, Dan Quayle, would be propelled to the presidency after winning a debate against Bill Clinton.

Hitchens didn’t explain how Nixon would avoid the Watergate scandal, or where Quayle would obtain his debating skills.

Like everything else in this list, it’s all speculation.


Effect: The Enlightenment starts early – and lasts a thousand years.

Explanation: French philosopher Charles Renouvier’s book Uchronie (1876) suggested a history in which Christianity didn’t come to the west through the Roman Empire, due to a small change of events after the reign of Marcus Aurelius.

In this history, while the word of Christ still spreads throughout the east, Europe enjoys an extra millennium of classical culture.

When Christianity finally goes West, it is absorbed harmlessly into the multi-religious society.

Naturally, this view of history was colored by Renouvier’s own worldview: while not strictly an atheist, he was no fan of organized religion.


Effect: Ronald Reagan is assassinated in 1985 [obviously].

Explanation: Edward Morris’s story “Imagine” (published in the magazine Interzone in 2005) is written as an article by the legendary rock journalist Lester Bangs, which reminisces about Beatlemania – and the Beatles being banned in California after John Lennon controversially states that they are “more popular than Jesus.”

This leads the Fab Four to disband. Almost 20 years later, Lennon, now an embittered has-been, assassinates Reagan, whose actions – as the conservative Governor of California – had played their part in the break-up.

In this history, while Reagan died 19 years early, other people are granted extended lives. Lennon’s obscurity, of course, ensures that he is not killed by a fan in 1980.

Bangs also survives the fate he suffered in reality, where he died of an accidental overdose in 1982, aged 33.


Effect: Christianity would continue to rule the world. Science, not so much.

Explanation: Renowned novelist Kingsley Amis entered alternate-history territory in 1976 with his award-winning novel The Alteration.

In his imagined history, Henry VIII’s short-lived older brother, Arthur, has a son just before his death.

When Henry tries to usurp his nephew’s throne, he is stopped in a papal war.

Hence, the Church of England is never founded, the Spanish Armada is never defeated (as Elizabeth I was never born), and Martin Luther reconciles with the Catholic Church, eventually becoming Pope.

Naturally, this turns Europe into a vastly different place. By 1976, it is ruled by the Vatican, in the middle of a long-running Christian/Muslim cold war, and technologically regressed, as electricity is banned and scientists are frowned upon.


Effect: Due to advanced technology, the Industrial Revolution happens 200 years early.

Explanation: Shakespeare has impressed scholars not only with his literary brilliance, but also with the historical detail of his plays.

He did get a few things wrong, however—such as having a clock strike in Julius Caesar, 1500 years before such clocks were invented.

The acclaimed 1974 novel A Midsummer Tempest, by popular science fiction and fantasy author Poul Andersen, was set in a world where Shakespeare’s plays are utterly accurate, and the Bard is renowned not as a creative genius, but as a great chronicler of history.

Hence, fairies and other magical beings exist on this world, and the clockwork technology of Ancient Rome advanced to the stage where, in the age of Cromwell, steam trains are already running through England.


Effect: World War II would have been avoided.

Explanation: In Gore Vidal’s 1995 novel, The Smithsonian Institution, the great political scribe made one of his rare entries into science fiction.

In the book, a teenage math genius is mysteriously summoned to the Smithsonian Institution in 1939, where he glimpses the upcoming World War II. Determined to prevent it, he goes back in history to seek its origins.

At one stage, he concludes that the fault lay in President Woodrow Wilson’s vision for the League of Nations.

Well-meaning as the organization was, Vidal blames it for causing Germany’s struggles in the 1920s, paving the way for the rise of Hitler.


Effect: Colonization of the moon, Venus, and Mars by 1962.

Explanation: Any reality envisioned by Philip K. Dick was bound to be fascinating.

His 1962 novel The Man in the High Castle, which established him as a top science fiction writer, is set in a world where the Axis powers win World War II in 1947 and divide most of the world between them.

This happens because, in this world, Giuseppe Zangara’s attempted assassination of President-elect Roosevelt is successful.

Under the government of John Nance Garner (who would have been Roosevelt’s VP), and later the Republican candidate John W. Bricker, the U.S. doesn’t prevail against the Great Depression, and maintains an isolationist policy in World War II, leading to a weak and ineffectual military.

In the America of 1962, slavery is legal once again, and the few surviving Jews hide out under assumed names.

However, the Nazis have the hydrogen bomb, which also gives them the technology to fuel super-fast air travel and colonize space.

This book, with its historical commentary, made many critics take sci-fi far more seriously, showing that it was more than just alien invasions and spaceships.

Unlike many of Dick’s later works, it has yet to be turned in to a movie, though a SyFy TV series is currently in planning stages, produced by Sir Ridley Scott.


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We Rewarded Democrats For Holding Us Hostage. Why Would They Change?

The Daily Wire

By Ian Haworth

Jan 20, 2021•

KENOSHA, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 24: A flag flies in front of a department of corrections building after it was set ablaze during a second night of rioting on August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rioting as well as clashes between police and protesters began Sunday night after a police officer shot Jacob Blake 7 times in the back in front of his three children.
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In 2020, the Democratic Party applied three strategies with one single objective: to win. These three strategies were hugely — if not irrecoverably — damaging to American society, and were applied with a full understanding of their consequences.

In the end, the Democrats succeeded.

Joe Biden will be the president, and the Democratic Party will control the entirety.


When COVID-19 appeared on the international scene in 2020, the Democrat’s quickly recognized it as a political opportunity.

“Never waste a crisis,” as the saying goes. Criticism of China’s regime was dismissed as xenophobic, Trump and other Republicans were blamed for every case or death, and Democrat-run cities and states forced businesses to close under draconian lockdowns.

Almost overnight, the American economy was intentionally placed on life support and much needed relief was intentionally delayed in Congress, all while Democrat politicians flaunted their own “rules.”


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Biden Admin Deletes ‘1776 Commission’ from White House Website Immediately After Inauguration

Comment by Jim Campbell

January 20th, 2021

It’s unknown if he actually has a clue what he is doing.

Biden is the one in the corner with the dunce cap on.

For my money he is that he is clueless and that we won’t be hearing much from him.

Not on this site, we are going with the flow and see where the Marxists and commies take us.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. - President Trump and the First Lady travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN / …
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Breitbart News Consortium

Alana Mastrangelo

January 20th, 2021

The 1776 Commission was removed from the White House website about an hour after President Joe Biden was sworn into office on Wednesday afternoon.

Biden had already prepared to reverse key policies of the Trump administration through executive orders on his first day in the White House.

One of those policies to be reversed was the 1776 Commission, according to a report by CNN [Very poor source]

The 1776 Commission had released its final report on Monday, fulfilling Trump’s request to reaffirm the importance of America’s founding principles in the daily life and education of its citizens.

Now, a search for “1776 report” and “1776 commission” on the White House website comes up blank, giving an error note, which states, “It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for.”

An archive of the White House website from Monday shows the importance former President Trump placed in restoring the “understanding of the greatness of the American founding.”

“The 1776 Report calls for a return to the unifying ideals stated in the Declaration of Independence,” said Chairman Larry P. Arnn, Vice Chair Carol Swain, and Executive Director Matthew Spalding in a joint statement on Wednesday.

“It quotes the greatest Americans, black and white, men and women, in devotion to these ideals,” the statement added.

“The Commission may be abolished, but these principles and our history cannot be.


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Biden will destroy the majority if not all of the legislation President Trump signed into law.

By Jim Campbell

January 20th, 2021

Biden again shows us that he plans to destroy virtually everything he can of President Trumps efforts of “Making America Great again.

I’m going to try like hell not to discuss “Occupant Biden,” he doesn’t and won’t deserve our time and ink.

Let’s not forget he chose a transgendered person to be his Chief Physician at the White House.

Yep we can all start singing, “Rub a dub-dub, three men in a tub.

Dad’s it’s time to get pissed this fool with Biden’s signature will allow for little boys and big boys to begin showering together, what could possibly go wrong.

Even the left know they stole the election but they could care less.

Now that another being has been sworn in illegally to occupy the Oval Office at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave he is opening up the throttle.

Protestors form a chain and attempt to prevent delivery lorries from entering a Cuadrilla drilling site at Balcombe, to continuing fracking.

He tried to clarify his position on fracking and failed again, miserably. [Sourse]

He promised never to outlaw fracking, he lied, what’s new?

He has already written his autobiography, “The Man Who Knew To Little and Lied to Frequently


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It’s customary for an outgoing president to leave a letter to the incoming president.

By Jim Campbell

January 20th, 2021

President Trump always showing class left the note below to sleepy Joe.

Yep, the real president has nothing but class.

He’s making a big supposition here, I never thought Joe could read.

Oh well, perhaps “Dr.” Jill Biden will read it to him.

I would not bet he would understand it.

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The Iron curtain in DC: The inauguration of Joseph R. Biden as President of the United States of America.

By Jim Campbell

January 20th, 2021

Today Joe Biden and his vice president Kamala were sworn into office.

Fox News just called Harris the first black woman to be sworn into office.

How convenient for her, it enables her to pretend she is black.

Harris is the daughter of a Jamaican-born father and an Indian-born mother.

Just kidding, sorta, in the back of my mind I heard a little voice asking, where are the Muslim terrorists that could have flown into the event sparing us what Biden and his far leftists are about to bring about upon our country.

No shots fired from a half mile away by former disgruntled terrorists? [Just Kidding]

And maybe that’s why there is a larger military presence in Washington, D.C., this week than at any time during the Civil War, when Gen. Lee and his army repeatedly threatened the capital.

We all know why those troops are there and they are useless.

Please check out the video below. They don’t look as though they can walk and chew gum at the same time.

Some security.

They aren’t protecting Biden from the Proud Boys.

They aren’t protecting him from anyone.

They’re there because the people who control Joe Biden — Joe Biden controls nothing, after all — want to send a message to America.

That message is: We’re in control, and we don’t care if you like it or not. Shut up and sit down if you know what’s good for you.

Those troops serve a political purpose.

They show that the people who control Joe Biden have no qualms about using the military to practice violence upon a truculent population.[Now that’s a a scary thought.]

These people glorified violence when it was Antifa and Black Lives Matter in the streets looting and burning businesses and killing Americans like David Dorn.

They had no use for the National Guard then, when by any practical definition it was a reasonable deployment of force.

Poor Sleepy Joe, while he was sleeping Harris had a basement room decorated like the Oval Office and his meals delivered on a prison metal tray as in prison he and son Hunter must be put there.

For his part, Biden will not notice the difference.

The reader may recall the word president was never used when Obama, the Kenyan stole his election.

The same goes for Biden the best that can be done is referring to him as the illegal resident of a stolen election.

The Biden Administration will now have an opportunity to prove he is a real president for all of America.

He could start by leaving the The Trans America Oil and Gas Pipeline in tact.

Leaving Trump’s wall in place to keep America a sovereignity assured.

Songs were sung by Jennifer Lopez and Lady Gaga, two of Hollywood’s hard leaning leftists.

Failure to do so will demonstrate he is not President of the United States of America, but President of the Blue States in America.

lady gaga

Everyone in Hollywood is not a lefty, be sure that these two are.



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Breaking News: Another Day That Will Live in Infamy

By Jim Campbell

January 20th, 2021

That’s right Earl, don’t sugar coat it.

Tell it like it is.

It’s going to be fun to watch “Dr. Jill” and Joe blunder their way through his administration.

Along with the rest of us, “Dr. Jill will be in for a bumpy ride.


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President Trumps Farewell Speech Before Leaving the White House

By Jim Campbell

President Trump gave his farewell to the nation speech yesterday.

It had a nice reminder for all of the Trump Administration’s accomplishments.

As the Moment he is staying at his resort at Mar-A-Largo, Florida.

He signed an agreement with the city of Palm Beach that no member of the club could stay for more than 21 days.

From a Constitutional standpoint there is nothing to keep him from living in his own property.

If he decides to fight this in court he will have to pick one where the judges aren’t against him.

That may be a bridge too far in that should his case proceed to the Supreme Court it has no love lost for President Trump, with Chief Justice John Roberts clearly being anti-Trump.

President Donald Trump’s life’s work consists of signing lucrative deals and then wriggling out of them when the details no longer suit his immediate self-interest.

It’s an ethical Ponzi scheme that Trump has managed to pull off for 74 years now, but that’s a streak residents of Palm Beach, Florida, are trying to put an end to.

The community that surrounds Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property put its foot down Tuesday in an attempt to block the future ex-president from moving into his private club full time after he leaves office.

The Washington Post reports residents delivered a demand letter to the town of Palm Beach Tuesday morning stating that Trump signed away his right to live at the property as part of the terms of a three-decade-old agreement, signed by Trump himself, which allowed him to convert Mar-a-Lago from a private residence to a private club.

A boat draped in Trump banners sails past Mar-a-Lago.
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The terms of the agreement allowed Trump to develop the historical estate with significant limitations on how the property could be used. Now, Trump is essentially disregarding those agreements as he plots his post-presidential life at Mar-a-Lago.

The current residency controversy tracks back to a deal Trump cut in 1993 when his finances were foundering, and the cost of maintaining Mar-a-Lago was soaring into the multi-millions each year.

Under the agreement, club members are banned from spending more than 21 days a year in the club’s guest suites and cannot stay there for any longer than seven consecutive days.

Before the arrangement was sealed, an attorney for Trump assured the town council in a public meeting that he would not live at Mar-a-Lago.

At the time, the town’s leaders were wary of Trump because he had sued them after they blocked his attempt to subdivide the historic Mar-a-Lago property into multiple housing lots.

Placing the limitations on lengths of stays assured that Trump’s property would remain a private club, as he had promised, rather than a residential hotel.

In short, Trump agreed to a slew of development concessions in order to try to boost Mar-a-Lago’s bottom line.

In the years since, Trump’s angered local residents with his willingness to skirt even the most basic principles of the agreement.

Once he became president, the town allowed for some exceptions to the deal for security purposes, such as a helipad, but even then Trump tried to use the White House to wring out new concessions.

In 2018, Trump tried to get Palm Beach to allow him to build a dock at the club on the basis that it was a Secret Service security requirement, before shifting the rationale to say that it was for private use.

In addition to the 1993 agreement with Palm Beach, Trump “also signed a document deeding development rights for Mar-a-Lago to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Washington-based, privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save historic sites around the country,” according to the Post.

“As part of the National Trust deal, Trump agreed to ‘forever’ relinquish his rights to develop Mar-a-Lago or to use it for ‘any purpose other than club use.’ ”

Trump, like he’s always done, is poised to try to bulldoze his way out of these previous agreements and relocate to the club.

In fact, Trump switched his official domicile in September 2019 from Trump Tower in Manhattan to Mar-a-Lago, a move that could technically be illegal.

The demand letter delivered by the club’s Palm Beach neighbors is an attempt to get out ahead of the coming standoff and, the letter says, to “avoid an embarrassing situation” of having to evict a former president.


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Don Lemon: If You Voted for Trump, You Support the Klan and Capitol Building Rioters

By Jim Campbell

January 19th, 2021

Don Lemon is clearly not the sharp knife in the drawer.

CNN is certainly Fake News the majority of the time.

Alright so he hit the ball and got a base hit ten times out of a hundred, which make him a .100 hitter, no where a major league hitter, he’s in the deep minor leagues with no chance of making it the “The Show.”

I guess I agree with him so I’m going to watch again to make sure I’m not losing my marbles.

Don Lemon: If You Voted for Trump, You Support the Klan and Capitol Building Rioters!

Don’t think so Mr. Lemon, sound like you are a few marbles short of a full bag.


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