Eric Florack on February 15th, 2023

Something to ponder:
History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (and some older ones) didn’t know this.
It’s easy to check out, if you don’t believe it. Be sure and show it to your family
and friends. They need a little history lesson on what’s what and it doesn’t matter
whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

Social Security

Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and
Card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the
United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the
message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION was removed.

An old Social Security card with the “NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION”message.
Our Social Security

Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social
Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

1) That participation in the Program would be
completely voluntary,

No longer Voluntary

2) That the participants would only have to pay
1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
incomes into the Program,

Now 7.65%
On the first $90,000.

3) That the money the participants elected to put
into the Program would be deductible from
their income for tax purposes each year,

No longer tax deductible

4) That the money the participants put in went to the
Independent ‘Trust Fund’ rather than into the
General Operating Fund, and therefore, would
only be used to fund the Social Security
Retirement Program, and no other
Government program, and,

Under Johnson the money was moved to
The General Fund and spent.

5) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
as income.

Under Clinton & Gore
up to 85% of your Social Security can be taxed.

Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
now receiving a Social Security check every month —
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
the money we paid to the Federal government to ‘put
away — you may be interested in the following:

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —-

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
Independent ‘Trust Fund’ and put it into the
General Fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the Democratically
controlled House and Senate.

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— —–

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party with Al Gore casting the
‘tie-breaking’ deciding vote as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the U.S.

———— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— –

Q: Which Political Party decided to start
giving annuity payments to immigrants?


A: That’s right!

Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
began to receive Social Security payments! The
Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
even though they never paid a dime into it!

———— — ———— ——— —– ———— ——— ———

Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans
want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
But it’s worth a try.
How many people can YOU send this to?

Actions speak louder than bumper stickers

As little as 5 years ago they would have called this child abuse.

These treatments include puberty blockers for children, hormone therapy, voice alterations and therapy, mastectomies, breast augmentations, laser scar treatments, and genital surgeries, among others.

Have you noticed this is not happening any place else in the world? That’s a clue, folks.

I’ll tell you, this makes me wonder just a little bit. If no work is getting done, how is the system remaining online? Obviously there’s a lot of dead weight involved here.

I guess that there were an awful lot more people applying filters to the system preventing people from seeing what the left didn’t want you to see, than there are actually maintaining the place.

How to tell when your government has lost their focus on what matters:

In one of his first public appearances since a massive train derailment released poisonous chemicals in eastern Ohio, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg avoided discussing the disaster—instead criticizing construction workers for being too white.
Put simply, focusing on checking the race boxes and the sexual orientation boxes instead of actual competence for the jobs involved, is what happens when you have an incompetent supposedly running the show.

Printing shot; does anybody truly believe that Pete Buttigieg

has any idea what America actually looks like?
Eric Florack on February 9th, 2023
The biggest problem in the world today is not climate change. Rather it is the agenda of climate change.

Eric Florack on February 8th, 2023
Sarah Huckabee Sanders answers Joe Biden. Joe Biden simply cannot recover from this.

Eric Florack on February 8th, 2023
Biden didn’t do overly badly but I doubt it’s going to move the needle in any measurable way. First of all he’s just not an inspiring speaker. Never has been. In any event, the impression was already cast over the last 2 years, and gets reinforced with every trip to the grocery store for every single American. The American people are already know what the story is, and how they feel about it. Even a top notch performance out of Biden for this speech which this wasn’t, isn’t going to change that.

The real star of the night was Sarah Huckabee Sanders who outperformed my expectations. She has evolved into a major player within the GOP. We’ve just got to keep her away from Mitch McConnell.

Eric Florack on February 7th, 2023
A few observations on the world around us.

* Seems to be an awful lot of chatter on the social media these days about the appearance that Madonna put in at the grammys. Personally I think she looks almost as good as when she was alive.

* I’m probably not going to bother watching the State of the Union tonight. Star Trek is enough fantasy for me. Still, there’s going to be an outstanding question in the morning. How many bald-faced lies are the press going to call him on? Admittedly I am seeing some speculation as to whether or not his Depends will hold out for the duration of the speech.

* If on the other hand you are going to watch that fantasy festival I would advise you first to take in Steve Kruiser’s column:

Biden’s speech will be a real test of his staff’s creative writing skills. They will no doubt be trying to convince us that the United States economy is booming and that we should be grateful to President LOLEightyonemillion for all of the bounties we’re enjoying. That’s going to be a tough sell to citizens who are moving money out of their retirement accounts so they can buy an egg.

Eric Florack on February 6th, 2023
So this Chinese spy balloon shows up a week ago Saturday. It proves to be maneuverable via remote control and is apparently gathering up important data on our defense systems. It spends a good deal of time looking at missile silos for example.

Joe Biden isn’t even advised of the event until the following Wednesday and even then says don’t shoot it down.

He waits until it makes it out to the east coast and then shoots it down in a location where the ocean is far too deep, making recovery of the unit impossible.

And of course Bloomberg among other news outlets try to explain to the American people how it was a good thing that Biden let the Chinese spy on us. Personally, I can’t think of a more persuasive argument that the supposed mainstream media has completely lost their minds.

Biden has sent a message to the rest of the world. Not only can we not control our Southern border, but we can’t control our own airspace. Else, we are unwilling to do so.

Is there anyone on planet Earth who doesn’t understand that the prospect of military action against these United States is much closer today than it was a week ago because of this administration’s fecklessness?


Rick Moran:

Do you know how investigators can tell if someone is lying? The perp keeps changing his story.

On Saturday, a Biden administration official told several news
outlets that Chinese spy balloons briefly traveled over the United
States at least three times during the Trump administration. There was
only one problem with that statement: it left out some essential

As PJ Media’s Matt Margolis carefully documents, just
about every major defense and intelligence official from the former
Trump administration denied that there were any such incursions by
Chinese spy balloons.

So, once again, the Biden administration was forced to change its
story. They are now claiming that U.S. intelligence knew of the spy
balloons, but sort of forgot to tell anyone — including Donald Trump.

Yes… I’ve been hearing most of the weekend the accusation that these balloons have been going by us since the middle of the Trump administration.

I’m not buying it, for one very obvious reason: can you imagine the Democrats who were searching for something, anything, to take out Trump with, not leaking such info to their willing lapdogs in the press, wooden train be treating such information as a cudgel to beat Mr Trump about the head and shoulders? They’d have gone 24/7 for a week with that little tidbit. That didn’t happen, so that didn’t happen.

Especially since, as Rick points out, they’ve been backing off on the claim.

Eric Florack on January 30th, 2023
I’ll say it again, this raid on Trump’s home was not about what they had on him, but rather what he had on them.

Over at Legal Insurrection Bill Jacobson has a few observations about the latest non-informational drop from the DOJ:

Despite the media frothing à la Russia Collusion, the filing did not reveal a lot new. We already knew from court filings and FBI/DOJ leaks to the media that Trump had documents marked with varying levels of classification at Mar-a-Lago. The legal issue is whether it was a crime for Trump to have those documents.

In my opinion, no. The fact of the matter is those documents were declassified, as a standing order from the commander-in-chief.

I’ll say it again, this raid on Trump’s home was not about what they had on him, but rather what he had on them.

The DOJ filing hints that what they will argue in a potential criminal process is obstruction of justice. But that’s a typical ploy by the feds — if they can’t get you for a crime, they get you for lying about the non-crime. The argument is that team Trump lied when they said all subpoenaed documents had been returned. If that’s all they have, are they really going to indict the former president and future candidate over lying about a non-crime?

But the most inflammatory part of the filing was the wholly unnecessary inclusion of a photograph of envelopes marked with various classifications that was included as an exhibit.

What was the purpose of including the photo? That such documents were found at Mar-a-Lago was already known. We also don’t know what they are about, are they the Crossfire Hurricane documents Trump expressly declassified? We don’t know.

We may not have proof positive that it was crossfire hurricane documents, but that does seem the most likely scenario.

I’ll say it again, this raid on Trump’s home was not about what they had on him, but rather what he had on them.

If this is a staged photo it may have given the feds a minor news cycle win, but it didn’t help FBI/DOJ credibility. It makes them seem like they are playing to the media, but in fact they played into Trump’s argument that the FBI/DOJ can’t be trusted.”

Well again, there’s nothing new here. We are already knew we couldn’t trust them. And as if on cue in support of that lack of trustworthiness, Merrick Garland comes out with a statement to doj employees that talking to Congress without authorization will be dealt with.

This is an obvious attempt to squash whistleblowers. The American people are coming close to learning the truth about what the doj and the FBI have been doing for the last decade or so, and Garland is getting nervous about it.

I’ll say it again, this raid on Trump’s home was not about what they had on him, but rather what he had on them.

And let’s be clear about the documents that are supposedly hidden or moved as claimed by the DOJ:

The documents were found in Trump’s desk. If you were going to hide documents, would you leave them in your primary work area? Did the department of Justice figure that he was going to do his research in the storage area?

I’ll say it again, this raid on Trump’s home was not about what they had on him, but rather what he had on them.

But now suddenly, we find that Joe Biden had classified documents that he shouldn’t have had it all back when he was vice president. And they turned up at his Chinese paid for think tank in delaware. What could possibly go wrong here?

And of course the FBI didn’t get involved with that situation. Nor did the doj, at least that they’ll admit to. The answer as to why seems uniquely obvious.

Eric Florack on January 30th, 2023
From The Federalist:

The head of Twitter’s censorship scheme to shadowban conservative accounts and posts across the platform previously worked as an operative for the FBI and CIA.

According to a now-unavailable LinkedIn profile discovered by journalist Andy Ngo, Jeff Carlton, whose prior work included serving as a federal intelligence officer, became the leading member of Twitter’s Strategic Response Team (SRT) last month. As revealed in a batch of “Twitter Files” released by reporter Bari Weiss on Thursday, SRT is one of the main groups at Twitter tasked with shadowbanning conservative accounts and tweets on the platform.
These corrupt connections keep popping up.

None of this is going to put our minds at ease about the clearly corrupted FBI.

Eric Florack on January 23rd, 2023

My take is this is just beginning.

The question is what will be done about it?

Eric Florack on January 16th, 2023
It’s all been a scam since day one. Watch this to the end

Eric Florack on January 15th, 2023
You’ve got to see this here. A baseball cap tip to Dave Rubin for this: