Mitt Romney sells $23.5M home after years fighting with neighbors


Armstrong Economics Blog/Opinion Re-Posted Jul 12, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Mit Romney is finally selling his home on the beach and the neighbors are saying thank God. Romney moved in and tried to change the fact that he wanted people to be prohibited from walking the beach in front of his house. I have lived on the beach for probably half my life and the one thing that is definitive is people are allowed to walk the beach even when you own out to the high water mark for tax purposes. You cannot buy a house in the middle of a public beach area and then try to use your political pull to block the beach. This was amazingly arrogant.

FBI Rleases New Video of Suspect Planting Pipe Bombs in DC on January 5th – But Wait for it….


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 9, 2021 | Sundance | 128 Comments

According to the FBI: …”The FBI’s Washington Field Office has released new information and video regarding the pipe bombs placed in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., on January 5, 2021, and is seeking additional information from the public. Identifying the person responsible for placing these pipe bombs is a priority for the FBI’s Washington Field Office and our partners at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U.S. Capitol Police; and D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

Accept the statement at face value and then ask yourself:  what is wrong with this picture?

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Seeking your help.  Comments turned off.

See the problem?

Actually, it’s not a problem… it is just an affirmation of intent.  The FBI is in the business of creating, engineering and supporting political narratives.  The FBI is a political institution, that’s why the request doesn’t align with the system… they don’t really want the public’s help; because it is pushing and promoting the investigation itself that is the goal.

Once you accept the FBI is a political organization with political interests, expectations and objectives, then everything makes sense.

On the evening before the violence at our nation’s Capitol, between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., two pipe bombs were placed near the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters and Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters. One device was placed in an alley behind the RNC headquarters, located at 310 First Street Southeast, and the other was placed next to a park bench near the DNC headquarters, located at 430 South Capitol Street Southeast #3.

“The American people have provided invaluable assistance in this investigation, and the FBI and our law enforcement partners are very grateful for that cooperation,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. “We still believe there is someone out there who has information they may not have realized was significant until now. We know it can be a difficult decision to report information about family or friends—but this is about protecting human life. These pipe bombs were viable devices that could have been detonated, resulting in serious injury or death. We need the public’s help to identify the individual responsible for placing these pipe bombs to ensure they will not harm themselves or anyone else.”

[…]  The FBI is asking the public to watch the videos of this person—you may recognize their gait, body language, or mannerisms. We are asking the public to come forward with any information that could assist us, including any odd or out-of-character behavior you noticed in a family member, friend, or coworker, leading up to or after January 5. Regarding the evening of January 5, we are asking for information about an individual who you may have observed matching this description in the vicinity of North Carolina Avenue SE and Folger Park between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. This person may have entered a vehicle or taken an item from a vehicle and placed it into the backpack. (more)

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Battered Conservative No More


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 9, 2021 | Sundance | 434 Comments

The headline here is a twist on a great book about how to not be a participant in your abuse called “Codependent No More“.  The message directly relates to something CTH discusses frequently in both articles and in the comments section.

In order to stop being abused, you must first stop making excuses for your abuser.  Accept things as they are, not as you interpret them to be.  This tweet by Robert Barnes is a great example:

At first blush Barnes is saying something we can all agree with.  Yes, Liz Cheney is toxic to the base of support within the republican party; and yes, the GOP putting Cheney into a very visible position of leadership tells us something.  However, the visiblity of Liz Cheney is not because the GOPe are stupidly disconnected from their base, Liz Cheney is purposefully visible because the GOPe wants her there.  She is a feature not a flaw or mistake; and the GOP totally gets it.

The Republican party believes the conservative voter base of the party is the problem, not the leadership.  Please accept that as an empirical fact or we will continue to have discussions that are misinterpretations of motive.  From the mindset of the institutional Republican party YOU are the problem, not Liz Cheney.

When you finally accept that the RNC wing of the UniParty hates you, literally hates their base of voters, only then can you begin to break the cycle known as “Battered Conservative Syndrome.”

However, to break this toxic mindset we must stand firm against the abuser.  THEY are the problem, not you.  THEY work for you, not vice-versa.

The GOP leadership is supposed to represent your priorities, not carry out their priorities while managing your angst.

We The People are being abused by them.

Everything they are doing – they are doing because what they are doing is exactly what they want to do.

The institutional republican leadership are not making mistakes.  Accept who they are.

Battered Conservative No More!

If you are a regular reader of this site you are generally a person who engages in intellectual discussion on daily events and more than likely a root cause thinker. Meaning you are able to grasp events at their cause and not at their consequence.

However, for some reason, many of those who understand big picture dynamics are still comfortable sticking their heads in the sand about “motive”.  Many people are still clinging to actual beliefs around a principle of ‘rule of law’ that applies to National Leadership.

You’d better change that thinking quickly – or you’ll be asking ‘what happened’ far too late.

There seems to be a willful blindness on the part of the American people, a chosen refusal to acknowledge the implications of the unAmerican and unConstititional behaviors, actions and outcomes we are being served on a daily basis.

It can no longer be presumed to be a matter of “I can’t see what’s happening” because a whole lot of normal Americans really are clean and articulate.

I can’t see it” just doesn’t cut it anymore.

DeceptiCon Senator John Barrasso Vows to Back Lisa Murkowski


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 8, 2021 | Sundance | 135 Comments


Following in the footsteps of Mitch McConnell, Decepticon Senator John Barrasso vows to support DeceptiCon Senator Lisa Murkowski (U-DC, via Alaska) if she seeks re-election.

Murkowski voted to impeach President Trump and Trump has vowed to campaign against Murkowski in the 2022 GOP primary.

WASHINGTON DC – Sen. John Barrasso said Sunday he’d back Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski for reelection, breaking with former President Donald Trump not long after he vowed to campaign against her.

“I want to always make sure we nominate somebody who can win in November,” Barrasso, the No. 3 Senate Republican, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” of the 2022 midterm elections. “Lisa Murkowski knows Alaska better than anybody, and she’s an incredible fighter for American energy.” The Wyoming Republican cautioned that Murkowski — who has held her seat since 2002 — has not officially declared she would seek another term, but “if she does, I’m going to support her.”

[…] Murkowski is one of seven Republicans who voted to convict Trump in his second impeachment trial but is the only one of that cohort to face reelection next year. […] Murkowski, who succeeded her father, Frank Murkowski, in the Senate, has also proved a difficult person for Republicans to unseat. She managed to win as a write-in candidate after losing a GOP primary in 2010, and Alaska has since switched to a ranked-choice voting system that will pit candidates of all parties against one another in an open primary, with the top four vote-getters advancing to the general election.

Barrasso also said he stood by Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (read more)

FOIA Release Showcases FBI Small Group Coordinating With Media To Push Russia Narrative in 2017 Exactly as Suspected


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 8, 2021 | Sundance | 88 Comments

HatTip FOIA FAN who continues digging on the Sypgate operation, to keep the historic record accurate.

This latest affirmation of 2017 coordinated activity with media comes amid new text releases from internal conversations of the FBI small group.  Peter Ztrzok, Lisa Page, Mike Kortan (PIO), Jennifer Boone, Andrew McCabe and others.  Essentially it confirms what we previously outlined on January 10, 2017, immediately after CNN broadcast their false narrative about Trump Russia collusion.  (source):

Jim Sciutto, Evan Perez and Carl Bernstein were coordinating the attack against Trump through Jake Tapper’s show on CNN.  The FBI small group were well aware of what the CNN crew were planning.  FBI Spokesperson Mike Kortan was coordinating the narrative on behalf of the FBI team.  The FBI knew the underlying premise was entirely false and likely so too did the CNN crew as we outlined in “The Anatomy of a Political Smear.”

I’m not going to waste time going over the issues again.  {Go Deep Here – Go Deep Here}  At this point highlighting the accuracy of the past holds no value.  Suffice to say the larger American electorate, ‘We The People’, just need to train ourselves how to spot this stuff when it happens.  As long as people continue to believe in the U.S. media apparatus, it will be more difficult to break the cycle of abuse.

Our nation deserves better.  We deserve better.

The Big Ugly Continues, Another DeceptiCon Taps Out – Senator Roy Blunt Will Not Seek Re-election, Further Evidence Mitch McConnell Will Exit Soon


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 8, 2021 | Sundance | 251 Comments

The reality of the group known as the “Senate DeceptiCons” {Go Deep 2014} all now exiting, showcases their internal knowledge about how much the electorate is awake to their decades long schemes and machinations.  These continued announcements are also predictive that Mitch McConnell is soon to leave the upper chamber.

Hold on to your political hat’s folks, this is going to get bigger and uglier as the power of the MAGA community and President Trump start to influence change.

The number of republican senators not running for reelection just gained another name today. Senators Richard Burr (NC), Ron Johnson (WI), Pat Toomey (PA), Rob Portman (OH), and Richard Shelby all previously stated they were not going to seek reelection; now Senator Roy Blunt makes the same announcement.

They know the American electorate can see both wings of the UniParty vulture now.

WASHINGTON DC – Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri announced on Monday that he will not run for reelection in 2022, a surprise decision from the No. 4 GOP leader that comes amid a slew of retirements from top Senate Republicans.

Blunt, who was first elected to the Senate in 2010 and previously served for 14 years in the House, is the fifth Republican this cycle to announce his retirement.His decision is certain to set off a messy GOP primary in a state where former President Donald Trump remains popular.

“After 14 general election victories — three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives, and four statewide elections — I won’t be a candidate for reelection to the United States Senate next year,” Blunt said in a video message announcing his retirement. (read more)

In the 2022 Senate races there are 34 seats up for grabs.  14 are held by Democrats and 20 are held by tenuous Republicans.  [Breakdown Here] Due to vulnerability, their lack of support amid the republican base, and their insufferable 2020 behavior outing them as DeceptiCons, it is almost guaranteed the GOP will lose seats in the 2022 mid-term election…. UNLESS President Trump leads the MAGA coalition to victory with new faces.

Current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has a leadership group who carry out the institutional objectives of the upper chamber as a body, they include: Senator John Thune (whip); Senator John Barrasso (conference chair); Roy Blunt (committee chair); Todd Young (NRSC chair); Jodi Ernst (conference vice-chair); and Chuck Grassley (president pro tempore). None of these senators make a move publicly without approval from Leader McConnell.

Things amid the DeceptiCon caucus are getting very interesting.

The Shameful Seven are almost all GONE!

[…] Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo has said he intends to run in 2022, but had not officially announced his candidacy. (LINK)

Another downstream note…. a dot that few will pay attention to… a subtle variable for those traveling the deep weeds…. this announcement portends the DecptiCon caucus knows the Senate Filibuster is about to be eliminated.

John Solomon Tick Tocks John Durham for Another Six to Eight Weeks


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 7, 2021 | Sundance 

Independent journalist and suspiciously inaccurate Spygate predictor John Solomon appears on Fox Morning News with Maria Bartiromo to discuss his ongoing Spygate storyline.  After predicting for three years that indictments were coming, Solomon now says indictments over the next six to eight weeks are most likely; AS LONG AS the DOJ gives John Durham permission.

Senator Lindsey Graham Deploys UniParty Outrage Chaff and Countermeasures


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 7, 2021 | Sundance | 160 Comments

Senator Lindsey Graham (U-DC) appears for his scheduled pontificating pantomime with Maria Bartiromo.  Right-wing Graham is outraged, shocked and verklempt at the policies being advanced by the left-wing of the UniParty bird.

Graham walks through the legislative constructs that are destroying our constitutional republic and then promises if the flag atop the Senate spire is changed, all will be better.  Graham is what Native Americans aptly described as “forked tongue”.

.Understanding the DC game of Chaff and Countermeasures…. A “Countermeasure” is a measure or action taken to counter or offset a preceding one.

Politically speaking, the deployment of countermeasures is a well-used tactic by professional politicians in Washington DC to counter incoming public inquiry and protect themselves from anger expressed by the electorate.  The UniParty leadership are very skilled in the deployment of “chaff” (outrage), and “countermeasures” (the distraction).

Weaponized government takes action and creates victims. Beyond the outcome – the countermeasures are politicians assigned a role to control the incoming righteous inquiry from voters who find out about the weaponized or corrupt governmental action.  It looks like this:

1.) The electorate become aware of a political issue or action; often illegal.
2.) The electorate become angry.
3.) The DC system (UniParty) needs to protect itself.
4.) Countermeasures are assigned and deployed to delay, obfuscate and create the illusion of investigation of the illegal governmental action.
5.) The electorate watch.
6.) The investigation goes nowhere.
7.)  There is no accountability or even change.

… The Countermeasure deployment was successful.  Repeat.

Look familiar?

The DC countermeasures are deployed to act as shiny distractions keeping the larger electorate satisfied something is being done. Countermeasures are designed to create investigations that go nowhere.

The goal is not resolution or justice; the goal is to deflect, create distraction and eventually dilute/diminish the outrage over time. Keep kicking the can until it rusts and simply falls apart.

Nothing to see here. Move along, move along now folks.

The political system in Washington DC has become so massive it is now capable of protecting itself. Any attempt to reduce the influence, scope or size of the system is considered a risk. The system is, in essence, protecting itself. Deep State is self-aware.

Political countermeasures are now deployed as human articles of self-preservation.

It is not a sense of boundless hypocrisy that drives them to showcase their disconnect, the disconnect is purposefully part of the ideological advancement of their goal.

The question “do the elites care if we know” is accurately answered by “they want people to know.”  The outlook that elites are hypocritical is the wrong nuance to what is visible. Their openness about their untouchable constructs is part of their purpose.

“Elitism” in its most raw and brutal display is a system of people who are beyond reproach according to their own outlook.  They must not be questioned; they are in ultimate control of society, outcomes or (fill_in_the_blank) as an extension of their self-proclaimed magnanimity.  Essentially they are projecting their position inside a club and all those not in the club are outsiders who do not get to provide input or judgement on the club rules.

This might sound like a DUH statement from the literal definition of “elitism”; however, it must be accepted this outlook is one of consumption, not determination.  They believe they represent the ‘greater good’ and by extension control moral authority.  Thus, within their mind, they are above reproach.  The visible outcome is they operate outside the systems they push upon others who are not in the club.

Elites do not have to wear masks (Pelosi hair salon); or elites do not have to abide by group and social distance rules (Newsom at restaurant party); or elites do not have to concern themselves for carbon emissions (Kerry private airline travel); or elites do not have to worry about the justice system (Clinton emails, Comey FBI lies), etc.

This is NOT hypocrisy, this is a fundamental part of creating a classist society.

Those within the club, in this example the DC club, want those outside the club to accept there are two systems of rights and responsibilities.   The club members have all powerful rights and no responsibilities for consequences; the non club members have lesser rights and full responsibility for consequences.  This is the cornerstone of a tiered or classist society outlook.

“Rules for thee and not for me” is more than a catch phrase; it is an actual worldview with a history in political control.  They are not hypocrites, they are living out their creed.

The outlook gained popularity going all the way back to the formation of the Fabian Socialist society.  You might remember George Bernard Shaw saying “at a certain point those [outside the club] will have to justify their existence.”  Shaw was advocating for a genetic cleansing of those undeserving people who take more from society more than they provide in value.

This Fabian Socialist outlook is the most extreme form of “elitism”, the actual extermination of undesirables, but it is essentially along the same continuum as believing their are two sets of rules depending on your place in the hierarchy of society.

This outlook has been modernized to include the latest industry of Big Tech.  Those who control technocracy have merged with those who control the politics of society.  The outcome is elites deciding which voices are allowed to participate in the national conversation, and which voices must be ostracized because they are not compliant to the elitist worldview.

It is critical, actually beyond critical, that people start to accept what they are witnessing is not some misplaced system created by bad actors.  Those bad actors are actually elites who benefit from numbing society to the sheer audacity of their ideology.

Those who understand big picture dynamics are still comfortable sticking their heads in the sand about “motive”. Most people are still clinging to actual beliefs around a principle of ‘rule of law’ that applies to National Leadership.

You’d better change that thinking quickly – or you’ll be asking ‘what happened’ far too late.

There seems to be a willful blindness on the part of the American people, a chosen refusal to acknowledge the implications of the unAmerican and unConstititional behaviors, actions and outcomes we are being served on a daily basis.

It can no longer be presumed to be a matter of “I can’t see what’s happening” because a whole lot of normal Americans really are clean and articulate.

I can’t see it” just doesn’t cut it.

NONSENSE!  Most people can see it.  Most are just choosing to reconcile the irreconcilable because it is more comforting to ignore the truth of it.  Just be honest, for many people avoidance has become a survival mechanism.

It’s more along the lines of “I see what’s happening, but it’s scary and complicated and confusing, and if I admit that I see it, I will become responsible in a way that I am not if I keep pretending I can’t see it or hear it or maybe I don’t understand it.”

Act or be acted upon.

Sunday Talks, John Ratcliffe: “Biden Created the Border Crisis, Biden Owns The Border Crisis”


Posted originally on the conservative tree house March 7, 2021 | Sundance | 142 Comments

Former Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, appears on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to discuss HR1 and the escalating border crisis.

Ratcliffe rightly notes the policies of President Trump had stopped the border crisis. U.S. agreements with Central American nations along with diplomatic terms with Mexico were working and the influx of illegal immigrants was essentially halted. However, as Biden has reversed all of the Trump policies the explosion of the border crisis is entirely his responsibility. “Biden has created the current border crisis, and Biden owns the current border crisis.”

Additionally, Ratcliffe discusses how the FBI held back information about domestic issues prior to January 6, 2021, in what seems like a purposeful effort to create the problems in Washington DC. Ratcliffe finishes the interview by discussing the likely result from John Durham’s investigation of DOJ and FBI misconduct.

President Trump Tells RNC, NRCC and NRSC Not to Use His Name, Then Announces New Set of MAGA Endorsements


Posted on the conservative tree house March 6, 2021 | Sundance | 153 Comments


The Politico insider is claiming“Lawyers for former President DONALD TRUMP sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the three largest fundraising entities for the Republican Party — the RNC, NRCC and NRSC — for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise, a Trump adviser tells Playbook.” (link)

Additionally, President Trump has announced a new set of endorsements: “In a trio of endorsements Friday evening, Trump announced his support for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) and Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo (R), both of whom are running for reelection, and Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin (R), who is running to be his state’s attorney general.” (link)

Lastly, sketchy Jason Miller is claiming President Trump is evaluating a return to social media: “I would expect that by the end of spring, we will see President Trump back on social media, and I think it’ll be in some new platforms that maybe you haven’t seen before,” Miller said. “And it will be a tectonic plate shift in the world of social media because anything that he touches is going to be big. So I think there’s going to be some excitement on that front.” (link)