Republican voters in this part of Pennsylvania are all too familiar with do-nothing, phony politicians. First, every single state representative and senator blindly supported and voted for Act 77, which allowed no-excuse mail-in voting, a law that opened the door for Governor Tom Wolf and the corrupt PA Supreme Court to illegally change the voting rules at the last minute. Wolf’s action allowed the Democrats to commit unprecedented fraud which resulted in Joe Biden “winning” Pennsylvania in the days following November 3rd. In response, the Republican majority in the state legislature did nearly nothing. Not wanting to shorten their already too long Christmas break, they adjourned and went home. Oh, to be sure some legislators weeped and wailed and gnashed their teeth, and a group of our local legislators, under the leadership of spotlighting State Senator “Call my Office” Mastriano held a show hearing featuring President Trump’s legal team, but that was not followed up with any meaningful action. It seems that Franklin County politicians never miss a chance to miss a chance. After all, all of them are members and supporters of a local liberal “secret society” called the “Reagan Coalition” which exists solely to maintain the establishment status quo. This odious little group will make sure any potential opposition to their lackeys will be crushed. Keep in mind that this is the same group that refused to join the local Republican Party in their censure of Franklin County District Attorney and long-time Reagan Coalition member Matt Fogal for his support of the Marxist Group Black Lives Matter.
With the Pennsylvania legislature removing themselves from the game, despite legislatures in other states still attempting to fight the election fraud, the effort here must shift to the federal level. Unfortunately, the Congressman representing us here in Franklin County is another Reagan Coalition crony, John Joyce. Congressman Joyce has snubbed the Franklin County Republican Party since the local committee threw out the feckless RINO party leadership last June and replaced it with principled conservatives, so it’s no surprise that Joyce hasn’t been doing anything to stop the Dems from stealing the election.
Congressman Mo Brooks of Alabama is heading up a Republican action in the US House of Representatives to challenge the electoral college votes from disputed states when they reach Congress. This would force a debate on vote fraud, which is the last thing that Democrats and cowardly Republicans want. Brooks is currently trying to find a US Senator to join his effort and several possibilities have been mentioned, such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Tommy Tuberville. Unfortunately, our RINO Senator Pat Toomey has already said that he won’t help. Toomey hates the President and has spend the last ten years turning his back on the Pennsylvanians who elected him. Congressman Brooks, though, has been joined by some of his fellow US Representatives.
Rep. Brooks tweeted Thursday morning that 18 of his fellow GOP U.S. House members joined him in requesting “election fraud hearings ahead of the Jan 6th Electoral College vote submissions.” The letter was sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and various House and Senate committee chairs.
“Under the Constitution and federal statues, Congress is responsible for resolving all federal election contests for President, the Senate, and the House,” Rep. Brooks tweeted. “Our letter requests the recipients do their jobs & conduct voter fraud & election theft hearings & investigations so that Congressmen & Senators will be better informed when Congress faces questions about the legitimacy of various federal elections held on November 3, 2020.”
The signees include: Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05), Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Congressman Mike Rogers (AL-03), Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03), Congressman David Rouzer (NC-07), Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Congressman Ted Budd (NC-13), Congressman Lance Gooden (TX-05), Congressman Brian Babin (TX-36), Congressman Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Congressman Ralph Norman (SC-05), Congressman Gregory Steube (FL-17), Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10), Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-16), Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Congressman Randy Weber (TX-14), Congressman Scott DesJarlais (TN-04), Congressman Mike Garcia (CA-25).
I’m pleased to write that Congressman Mike Kelly of PA has joined the effort, but conspicuously missing from the list is the signature of our own US Representative John Joyce, who never missed a photo op with President Trump, but is now willing to throw the President under the bus, no doubt to please his RINO supporters. Republicans should remember this in May 2022 when Joyce is up for re-election in the Republican primary.
Ok, it’s almost here! In just a few days we’ll know who our next President will be. For those who watch the polls, the same media polling outfits that told us Hillary Clinton would win in 2016 are now telling us that Joe Biden is going to run away with this one. There are a few polls that show a close race, but the casual TV watcher will never see those. Fortunately, not many people are taking polls seriously these days, so this guide might be helpful in giving you an early hint of which way the election is going as Tuesday evening goes by The Electoral College map below will help you visualize the results as they come in. At the end of the article is a link to an interactive map you can use. Remember, it takes 270 electoral votes to win.
The states have different closing times, and I will list them below, converted into Eastern Standard time. A few states cover two time zones, so their closing time will reflect the time when the western most polls in that state will shut down.
Polls Closing at 7:00 PM
Indiana, 11 electoral votes. President Trump should win this easily. In 2016, he beat Clinton here by almost 20 points, 57.2-37.9%. Results should be reported early.
Kentucky, 8 electoral votes.Again, President Trump should win here easily. He beat Hillary Clinton here by almost 30 points, 62.5-32.7%. Results should be reported early.
South Carolina, 9 electoral votes. President Trump should win here, beating Clinton 54.9-40.8% in 2016. Results should be reported early.
Georgia, 16 electoral votes. Many media polls have this one as a tossup. Trump beat Clinton by nearly 6 points here in 2016, 51.3-45.6%. It may take awhile before this one is called, but if Trump wins this one fairly early, it will be a good sign for him.
Virginia, 13 electoral votes. Hillary Clinton won this one in 2016 by nearly 5 points, 49.9-45.0%. If Trump can close the gap and this one takes awhile to call, it would be another good sign for him
Vermont, 3 electoral votes. This is Bernie Land, so Sleepy Joe should prevail here, but watch the final margin. Clinton won here is 2016 by 29 points, 61.1-32.6%.
Polls Closing at 7:30 PM
North Carolina, 15 electoral votes. President Trump beat Clinton here by nearly 4 points in 2016, 50.5-46.7%. Again, many media polls have this one very close. A Trump win here, especially an early call, would be another very good sign for him.
Ohio, 18 electoral votes. No Republican has won the White House without winning Ohio since the advent of the two-party system, and no Democrat has won the White House without Ohio since 1960. President Trump beat Clinton here 52.1-43.5% in 2016. Some media polls have Biden ahead, but I have a feeling the President will win here.
West Virginia, 5 electoral votes. The President crushed Hillary Clinton in 2016 here by 42 points, 68.7-26.5%. Put this one in the bank for Trump. Montani Semper Liberi (Mountaineers are always free).
Polls Closing at 8:00 PM
Trump should win easily in the following 8 PM states:
Alabama, 9 electoral votes. Beat Clinton here 62.9-34.6% in 2016
Mississippi, 6 electoral votes. Beat Clinton here 58.3-39.7%
Missouri, 10 electoral votes. Beat Clinton 57.1-38.0%
Oklahoma, 7 electoral votes. Beat Clinton 65.3-28.9%
Tennessee, 11 electoral votes. Beat Clinton 61.1-34.9%.
Biden should win in the following 8 PM states:
Connecticut, 7 electoral votes. Clinton won 54.5-41.2% here in 2016.
Delaware, 3 electoral votes. Biden land. Clinton won here 53.4-41.9% here in 2016
Illinois, 20 electoral votes. Clinton won big here in 2016 55.4-39.4%.
Massachusetts, 11 electoral votes. Clinton won here 60.8-33.5%.
Maryland, 10 electoral votes. Clinton won here 60.5-35.3%.
New Jersey, 14 electoral votes. Clinton won here 55.0-41.8%.
Rhode Island, 4 electoral votes. Clinton won here 55.4-39.8%.
Washington D.C., 3 electoral votes. Clinton won here 92.8-4.1%.
The following 8 PM states are critical tossups:
Florida, 29 electoral votes.Trump won here in 2016 49.1-47.8%. Keep an eye on this one. A Trump win here is big. Democrat early mail-in voting initially showed a big advantage, but Republicans have nearly caught up through early in-person voting, and now the Democrat lead in early voting is below what it was in 2016.
Maine, 4 electoral votes. Clinton won here by about 3 points in 2016, 47.9-45.2%, but Maine awards its electoral votes by district so expect Trump to win at least 1 electoral vote here.
New Hampshire, 4 electoral votes. Clinton won in a squeaker here, 47.6-47.2% and is a possible flip for Trump. This one one went pretty late in 2016.
Pennsylvania, 20 electoral votes. This is one to watch. Trump won here by 48.8-47.6% in 2016. Major concerns about voter fraud here, so this one may go well past midnight. If Trump starts building a decent lead, it will be a VERY good sign.
Polls Closing at 8:30 PM
Arkansas, 6 electoral votes. Trump won here in 2016 60.4-33.8% and will win again. Look for an early call.
Polls closing at 9 PM:
Arizona, 11 electoral votes. Some call this a tossup but I don’t. Trump won here by 4 points in 2016, 49-5-45.4% and should win again.
Colorado, 9 electoral votes. Clinton won here in 2016 by less than three points, 47.2-44.4% could Trump pull off an upset in this blue state?
Kansas, 6 electoral votes. Trump won 57.2-37.2 here in 2016 and will win this one easily.
Louisiana, 8 electoral votes. Trump won here 58.1-38.4 in 2016 will easily win again.
Michigan, 16 electoral votes. Trump won this one in a squeaker, 47.6-47.3% in 2016, and it should be close again. Another state to keep an eye on.
Minnesota, 10 electoral votes. Clinton won 46.9-45.4 in this traditionally blue state in 2016, but could the violence in Minneapolis win Trump votes? This would be big if Trump could flip it.
Nebraska, 5 electoral votes. Nebraska also splits it’s electoral votes by district, but Trump won by 60.3-34.0% in 2016, so he should win most if not all of the five.
New Mexico, 5 electoral votes. A very blue state that Clinton won 48.3-40.0% in 2016. It will be interesting to see if Trump can make it closer, but Biden probably wins here.
New York, 29 electoral votes. This is a Biden lock. Clinton won here 58.5-37.5% in 2016.
North Dakota, 3 electoral votes. Trump won this one 64.1-27.8% in 2016 and will win again.
South Dakota, 3 electoral votes. Home of a possible future GOP Presidential candidate, Governor Kristi Noem, this is Trump territory that he won 61.5-31.7 in 2016. Trump wins easily.
Texas, 38 electoral votes. One of the big prizes of the evening. Texas is supposedly getting more blue, and the media is trying to say this is a tossup, just like they did four years ago, but I’m not buying it. Trump beat Clinton here 52.6-43.4% in 2016, and he should win again. Don’t mess with Texas!
Wisconsin, 10 electoral votes. Trump squeaked out a win here in this traditionally blue state in 2016, 47.9-46.9%. The current legitimate polling, such as Trafalgar Group, show it within the margin of error. One ridiculous ABC News/Washington Post Poll has Biden up 17 points and that is pure fantasy. This will be a close one and a legitimate tossup. Once again, mob violence in places like Kenosha may help the law and order candidate, Trump.
Wyoming, 3 electoral votes. Trump won 70.1-22.5% in 2016 and will coast to victory again.
Polls closing at 10 PM
Iowa, 6 electoral votes. Trump won this one handily in 2016, 51.8-42.2%. Some media polls have it close and even Biden in the lead, but I see Trump winning this state again.
Montana, 3 electoral votes. Trump won 56.5-36.0% in 2016 and will easily win again.
Nevada,6 electoral votes.Clinton won this blue state 47.9-45.5% in 2016, but some polling has this one very close. A tossup, but another opportunity for Trump to flip another one into his column.
Utah, 6 electoral votes. Trump won big here in 2016, 45.9-27.8%, despite #neverTrump Independent and former CIA officer Evan McMullin (sounds more like a breakfast sandwich) siphoning off 21% of the vote. Trump wins big here.
Polls closing at 11 PM
California, 55 electoral votes. Clinton won big here in 2016 61.5-33.2% and Biden will win here on Nov 3rd. This state accounted for most if not all of Clinton’s winning margin in the popular vote in 2016, much of it probably fraudulent.
Hawaii, 4 electoral votes. Clinton won here 62.3-30.1% in 2016 and Biden will also carry Hawaii.
Idaho, 4 electoral votes. Trump won here 59.2-27.6% in 2016 and will win here again.
Oregon, 7 electoral votes. A normally deep blue state, but mob violence and unrest here could help Trump, who lost here to Clinton 51.7-41.1% in 2016. Nevertheless, probably a Biden win.
Washington, 12 electoral votes. Another crazy deep blue state where Clinton beat Trump 54.4-38.2% in 2016. Biden wins here.
Polls closing at 1 AM
Alaska, 3 electoral votes.Actually most polls in Alaska close at midnight, EST, but there are Alaska polls closer to Siberia than the USA that close later. Trump won here 52.9-37.7% in 2016 and will easily win again.
Well, that’s it. Something to pay attention to is the winning margin for each candidate by state. Even before the state is “called” by the networks, compare the percentages of votes for each candidate to the percentages between Trump and Clinton in 2016. Four early states to watch are Georgia, North Carolina Ohio, and Florida. If President Trump maintains a margin equal to or above what his final margin of victory was in 2016 in those states, then it will probably be a good night for him (and us). The President has to keep the south “solid” (with the exception of Virginia). The next battleground will be the midwest, and of course, Pennsylvania.
Should be an interesting night. If you like, click on the map graphic below to go to an interactive electoral vote map. Remember, it takes 270 to win.
The Chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party, Allen B. Coffman, with the overwhelming support of the party Executive Committee, has issued an official letter of censure (full text here) to Franklin County Republican District Attorney Matt Fogal for his support of the violent Black Lives Matter movement as well as urging of county Republicans to turn their backs on the re-election of President Donald J. Trump.
The censure was in response to Fogal’s letter of June 7th, 2020, and his subsequent interviews with liberal newspapers The New York Timesand Philadelphia Inquirer in which he not only gave his support to the violent Marxist group, but also directed many gratuitous insults toward Trump voters, specifically to the overwhelming majority of patriotic Franklin County and other South Central Pennsylvania citizens who enthusiastically support the President. In the Inquirer article, Fogal refers to the Republican Party as “anti-science”, “pro-conspiracy”, and “seemingly anti-truth”. He further said that the Republican Party had been infiltrated, while admitting that he did not vote for Trump in 2016. When asked who he was going to vote for in November by members of the local party executive committee, he would not answer.
The official censure and withdrawal of party support for Fogal was not done without deliberation. The party Executive Committee met twice on the issue, with one of those meetings consisting of a question and answer session with District Attorney Fogal himself, after which it became clear that Fogal’s actions amounted to a slap in the face of his constituents, the American justice system, and our American heritage.
Fogal was a registered Independent prior to his running for District Attorney following the death of his predecessor Jack Nelson in 2009, and has enjoyed the support of local Republicans since, never having faced and opponent in subsequent primary or general elections. You can bet that will change now. Fogal has broken faith with his loyal supporters, and should resign, or at the very least, change his registration to better reflect his leftist views. Otherwise, he is up for re-election in 2023.
“We learn from history that we do not learn from history.”
― Georg Hegel
19 September 2020 Dwight D. Weidman
The above quote from the German Philosopher Georg Hegel seems to especially apply to Democrats, or fanatics in general. Just like today’s American socialists who seem to think that a failed political and economic philosophy like socialism will work this time because they are smarter than all past socialists, and they will make it work.
Socialism aside, the Democrats are about to charge headlong into another battle that they will lose, and lose badly, because it seems they just can’t help themselves.
It started with the death of leftist Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg yesterday. Literally, within minutes, Democrat hacks like Chuck Shumer and dishonest media outlets were out in force trying to blunt any attempt by President Trump to replace Justice Ginsburg with an Originalist judge. With the left depending on the court system for most of their policy victories, the prospect of a 6-3 conservative majority is a thought that sends them over the edge.
The best is yet to come. Remember the memorial service for Democrat Senator Paul Wellstone after he was killed in a plane crash in 2002? Democrats did what they always do, and turned the memorial into a partisan hatefest, which backfired spectacularly.
Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, an Independent, and Republicans were furious over the transformation of the memorial service into a highly partisan event. Ventura and his wife walked out, shaking their heads. Vin Weber, a former House member from Minnesota told the Minneapolis Star Tribune, “What a complete, total, absolute sham,”, and went on to say, “The Democratic party “clearly intends to exploit Wellstone’s memory totally, completely, and shamelessly for political gain. To them, Wellstone’s death, apparently, was just another campaign event.”
A backlash against the politically charged event helped Norm Coleman beat Walter Mondale for Wellstone’s Minnesota Senate seat. A private poll by Bill Clinton’s former pollster, Mark Penn, showed that 68% of voters knew about the service and 49% of voters said the service made them less likely to vote for a Democrat, with 67% of independents said they felt that way.
You can just about predict that the Democrats, in their current frenzy over Ginsburg’s death, will go above and beyond what they pulled in 2002, and that will no doubt play to the advantage of President Trump and Republicans, who are handling Justice Ginsburg’s passing with dignity and grace, something of which the left is seemingly incapable.
It seems that you don’t have to go very far today to find fake news. I just read an article entitled Pennsylvania physician about coronavirus partisan politics: ‘We are outraged’ in our local newspaper, Chambersburg, PA, Public Opinion. Now to be fair, the article was not produced by Public Opinion, but instead was written by Kim Strong of the York Daily Record, and it is a prime example of a partisan opinion hiding under the cloak of “news reporting”.
The article starts out with an attack on the Republican “partisan politics” involved in the celebration of the Federal Court ruling which overturned Democrat Governor Tom Wolf’s draconian COVID19 lockdown measures, and attacks President Trump and PA Republican lawmakers. The attacks come from “three Pennsylvania physicians”, of which only two are identified, Dr. Max Cooper and Dr. Ashanti Ratnasekera, both of Chester County, and states, “The physicians come from the Committee to Protect Medicare, of which Cooper is the leader. It’s an advocacy organization of front-line doctors working for a stronger healthcare system.”. OK, fair enough, but let’s tell the rest of the story!
What Kim Strong doesn’t explain is that “The Committee to Protect Medicare” is nothing more than a political advocacy group that was recently formed to attack President Trump, and it’s staff is made up of Democrat operatives who formerly worked for left wingers such as Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Shumer.
The organization itself provides cover for a Political Action Committee (PAC) of the same name which is identifiedas “a single-candidate super PAC against Donald Trump (R)” by political money transparency site OpenSecrets.org.
According to the records on OpenSecrets.org, The Chicago-based Committee to Protect Medicare PAC has raised a total of $670,082 so far this year, and has spent $593,130 against Trump and Republican candidates. The largest donor to the PAC is from the organization itself, for $45,000 and nearly $14,000 from a Los Angeles-based “singer/artist”. However, like most of these left wing PACs, the vast majority of donors are listed as “unemployed” (sounds like BLM).
Finally, the PAC itself lists independent expenditure of $864,008 of which $2795 was spent in opposition to Sen. Mitch McConnell and $861,213 was spent against President Trump.
Once again, Fake news raises its ugly head, and always in favor of the left.
Franklin County Republicans have been given a taste of what it is like when a county office holder is allowed to run without opposition in election after election. Establishment Republican District Attorney Matt Fogal has turned on his constituents to support the violent, racist and Marxist group “Black Lives Matter” and has also endorsed corrupt Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Fogal originally publicly announced his support for Black Lives Matter back in early June of 2020 in a letter addressed to Franklin County citizens in which he also trashed our President, Donald J. Trump. There was no reaction from the local Republican Party at the time, because it was under the control of Fogal’s establishment cronies known as “The Reagan Coalition”, but that quickly changed when party conservatives ousted that liberal faction in the party’s mid-term reorganization meeting on June 27th. Shortly thereafter, Fogal was issued an official censure by the party, after two meetings of the party executive committee meeting were held, one of which was attended by Fogal to answer the committee’s concerns about his actions. After the meeting with Fogal, it was obvious to all but a couple of his his fellow Reagan Coalition pals that he no longer represented the views of rank and file Republicans.
During Fogal’s meeting with the Republican Executive Committee, and reportedly during at least one meeting he had with a group of law enforcement officers, he came over as arrogant and condescending, but also as totally uninformed as to the true nature of the Black Lives Matter movement. He admitted that he didn’t watch “news shows” and he repeatedly expressed himself by referring to cartoon plots. Most of the committee members and law enforcement officers who met with Fogal came away with the impression that he either was a fool or perhaps thought that they were fools. Either possibility makes a strong case that he should resign. Blindly ignoring the riots, murders, assaults and the theft perpetrated by Black Lives Matter on a daily basis should be an automatic disqualifying factor for anyone who aspires to a top law enforcement job.
It has been reported that Fogal has now switched his party registration to Democrat, but that has not been verified. Regardless, it would be a mere formality considering his radical views. Be assured that his photo is no longer hanging on the wall of the local Republican Headquarters as loyal committee members and countless volunteers are working hard to re-elect the President. Assuming Fogal doesn’t resign, he will be up for re-election in 2023, this time with opposition. The only question remaining is whether he will still get the support of his fellow RINO Reagan Coalition members, who include several unprincipled local politicians who have been bought by donations from the group. More on those clowns later.
The purpose of this letter is to deliver an official censure for your activities in support of the radical and violent movement “Black Lives Matter.” Also for your encouragement of Franklin County Citizens to support those who oppose the re-election of our President, Donald J. Trump. These activities are outlined in your letter to Franklin County citizens dated 7 June 2020. Your subsequent visit with our party executive committee only served to reinforce our concerns that you have departed from the sensible conservative views of the vast majority of your fellow citizens. We have also taken into consideration comments made in both The Philadelphia Inquirer article of 13 June 2020 and The New York Times article of 15 July 2020. These papers do not reflect the views of conservative Republicans nor are they a local paper of record.
In your letter you stated, “These times are truly unprecedented and silence is acquiescence.” For those of us who value truth and our national heritage, to be silent in response to your misguided action is more than mere acquiescence. It would be a betrayal of the vast majority of Franklin County citizens who value law and order.
You also stated that “all lives matter” was wrong and part of the problem. We strongly disagree with your view. There is no more inclusive statement than “all lives matter.”
Black Lives Matter is not about the preservation of people’s lives of any color. If it were, you would see them on the front lines fighting for those innocent people being murdered by the hundreds in largely Black on Black crime in our major cities. Instead, Black Lives Matter is a self-admitted Marxist revolutionary group dedicated to the dissolution of America, its heritage and its culture, including the nuclear family. I believe you have previously emphasized the importance of family in our society as it relates to law enforcement matters. In order to carry out their mission, BLM engages in a common totalitarian tactic known as “The Big Lie.” They endlessly repeat the vicious falsehood that law enforcement is engaging in deliberate violence toward Black men. Studies conducted by non-partisan entities such as the National Academy of Sciences show this is not the case. Your willful repeating of that falsehood and the allegations of “systemic racism”, especially considering your position as Franklin County District Attorney, make your actions especially troubling.
Your call for county Republicans to turn against our President is equally misguided. Our opponents in November, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, stand shoulder to shoulder with the lawless revolutionaries who are burning, looting, and murdering across our nation. Many wonder what would happen if such violence would come to Franklin County at the hands of those who you now support. Would our police be able to do their jobs? Would they constantly have to wonder if our District Attorney had their backs? If private citizens were forced to defend themselves from mob violence, would you stand up for their rights? Or should we expect actions similar to those taken against the McCloskey family in St. Louis?
The Franklin County Republican Party embraced you after your switch from an Independent to a Republican after the death of our District Attorney in 2009. You have enjoyed running unopposed for your office since. Your recent actions can only be seen as a betrayal of those who have given you their support, and the 72% of Franklin County voters (Republicans, Democrats, and Independents) who gave President Trump their votes in 2016.
It is clear to us that your positions have removed you from any association with Franklin County Republicans. Therefore, the Franklin County Republican Party is withdrawing support for you and any future office you may seek.
The Covid19 Virus, or as it is otherwise known, the Chinese Wuhan Virus or just Coronavirus, has been a nasty bug, leaving a lot of dead Americans in its wake, but it has also been put to good use by anyone with a political agenda, especially those on the Left, who have parlayed it into a society-crushing crisis. Don’t get me wrong, because anyone in a high-risk group should take prudent safeguards during any epidemic. In this case, the most at-risk group was older Americans, at least in terms of deaths from the virus plus the complications that always come with old age. In Pennsylvania 93% of Covid 19 deaths were people over 60, almost all of whom had comorbidities, or complicating factors. In this sense, Covid19 was nowhere near as serious as the “Spanish Flu” epidemic of 1917-1918, which killed somewhere between 17-50 million out of 500 million people infected with a world population of about 1.5 billion people. In other words, about 33% of the world’s population became infected with Spanish Flu and about 3% perished. Today’s Covid19 numbers are not even close, with a total of 23 million worldwide cases and 800,000 deaths out of a global population of 7.8 Billion people. That means that 0.3% of the world population got sick and 0.013% have died. A tragedy, but not one warranting our overreaction. The Spanish Flu also took young and old, with victims often succumbing within a day or two of showing the first symptoms.
Closer to home, here in Franklin County, the worst effects of the virus are almost gone. A total of 1448 Franklin County residents have contracted Covid19 since the epidemic took hold in early March, or about 0.9% of the population. Of that number, 46 have died, or .03% of the population. The disease had two peaks, one on May 8, 2020, and one on July 22, 2020, so if your looking for a second wave, you may be disappointed because we may have had it already. Time will tell. County deaths peaked on May 15, 2020, and there have been no county deaths from Covid19 since July 3, 2020, or about 50 days ago. Keep in mind that the date of death is when it is reported to the database, so it may have been longer than 50 days. Local healthcare providers are now reporting new daily case rates in the single digits for the last week. Not saying it is over, but we can see the end from here.
Of course, none of the facts explain the continued media and leftwing hysteria. Just the other day, a local media outlet displayed a cumulative Covid19 case chart,and that always looks scary, especially to those too lazy to read the chart labels, because it shows that line going steadily upward, reflecting the number of total cases, and for some reason, the line is never to scale, which would actually show a pronounced flattening (see the below illustration). These charts are meant to scare you, folks, because the numbers aren’t that scary..
So, who benefits from this continued whipping up of hysteria? Obviously, the number one beneficiary is Governor Wolf and his cronies who are hell-bent on stealing the election for Joe Biden. The more people he can frighten into staying home on election day and mailing in their votes, the bigger the chance of his monkeying with the election by allowing the stuffing of ballot boxes in Democrat-controlled counties with fraudulent mail-in ballots in the chaos. In fact, he has already set the process in motion, as explained in this Chambersburg Public Opinion column.
Aside from stealing the election, the Democrats are using Covid19 to put the brakes on the roaring economy that unless abated, would render Joe Biden’s chances of election to two possibilities: slim or none. It has had some effect, but despite everything, indicators are showing that economic conditions are steadily coming back.
Finally, the leftists who run our schools and colleges are using fear to keep the teachers from going back to work, and who can blame them? Having extra months tacked on to and already excessively-long paid summer vacation is every teacher’s dream. Going back to school for them would be like the rest of us having to go back to work after a three-day holiday weekend!
I’m not saying we should all go out and start hugging every stranger we see, but it clearly looks like we might be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. The trouble is that there are too many people who are trying to block that light.
Congressman John Joyce, representing the conservative 13th District of Pennsylvania, yesterday committed the ultimate act of treachery by joining Nancy Pelosi in voting to remove statues of Americans from the US Capitol. In one case, the bust of the fifth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Roger Brooke Taney, will be replaced with one of leftist Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
Joyce was one of 72 Republicans voting to appease the radical left. Other area Representatives Scott Perry and GT Thompson voted AGAINST the Democrat bill. Good for them.
This is a list of Republicans who voted to support the left’s cancel culture:
The Trump re-election campaign, Republican National Committee, and other parties, including 13th District Congressman John Joyce have filed a lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and all 67 county election boards, including Franklin County, over mail-in voting. The lawsuit alleges that Secretary of the Commonwealth, Kathy Boockvar, along with at least 20 counties have violated the state’s own law by failing to properly administer Act 77, which expanded mail-in voting. The lawsuit claims that rules were changed before the June 2nd Primary primarily for Democrat-controlled counties and that un-monitored mail-in ballots were allowed to be delivered to other locations other than directly to county election boards, as specified by law.
Apparently, in some counties, ballots were allowed to be delivered to shopping centers, parking lots, fairgrounds, parks, retirement homes, college campuses, fire halls, municipal government buildings, and elected officials’ offices.
In addition, the lawsuit addresses irregularities in vote counting procedures in Philadelphia as well as the preclusion of poll-watchers from many vote-counting locations.
It is pretty apparent that the Wolf Administration used the June Primary as a dry run in a plan to steal the election for Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, a critical swing state.