Today Laura Loomer—the most censored woman in America—is taking a stab at the Republican nomination for her congressional district in Florida, which includes The Villages, the massive retirement community. She’s running against incumbent Daniel Webster, who skipped the Trump impeachment vote and is therefore, according to Loomer, complicit in it, as well as some swarthy nobody who might get a couple of percentage points.
Laura Loomer’s election—if she wins the primary, she’ll very likely win the very pro-Trump Florida 11th congressional district—would be a major boon for the America First movement, and would be yet another repudiation of the Establishment Republicans who are content to fiddle about an “insurrection” while the nation burns.
That very same Establishment suffered a major defeat last week, when busybody and daddy’s princess Liz Cheney fell to a Trump-endorsed candidate in the Republican primary for Wyoming’s single congressional district. Cheney’s defeat was a drubbing of epic proportions: she only garnered 28.94% of votes cast, with her opponent Harriet Hageman winning with 66.33% of the vote. Talk about a “repudiation of the Establishment Republicans,” am I right?
It’s a tale of two candidates. Liz Cheney represents the ossified, corrupt, dynastic, moralistic, staid, boring, ineffectual, kabuki theatre style of politics that has haunted our dear Republic for the last century. Loomer, on the other hand, is the bold, persecuted, spicy, fun, energetic, bombastic future.
If she wins today, it’s icing on the cake of Cheney’s defeat.
Today (Tuesday, 14 June 2022) we have primary elections in South Carolina. I’ll be honest, I haven’t followed these races nearly as closely as I should have been, but the bigone is the Republican primary for South Carolina US Congressional District 7.
The current occupant of that position, Congressman Tom Rice, infamously voted in favor of the impeachment of President Donald Trump following the 6 January 2021 protests over the fraudulent election. That single vote has haunted Tom Rice, who was first elected in 2012, then the 7th Congressional District was created, ever since.
I like Tom Rice. He’s was overwhelmingly pro-Trump, that one vote notwithstanding. He’s been pretty good on the House Ways and Means Committee. He’s brought a lot of important infrastructure projects to the district, like the inland port. He’s also a very sweet, congenial man one-on-one.
But that one vote. Perhaps it’s silly to vote against a man based on one vote, when almost all the others cut the other way. That’s certainly what Rice’s team is hoping South Carolinians in District 7 will think.
But that one vote was a betrayal so deep, most of us can’t abide it.
Well, it’s been one year and one week since Biden the Usurper seized the throne and assumed his reign of the federal government. Of course, he’s a senile puppet—or maybe he’s playing at senility—and rubber stamps whatever the progressives want.
I’ve really disengaged from national politics over the last year, as I find much of the wrangling fruitless. I personally advocate for radical decentralization and focusing our energy and attention at the lowest levels of government to bring about change. If economics functions on a “trickle-down” basis, politics “trickles-up”—(re)gain control of the mechanisms of power and the institutions locally, and you’re going to change—albeit slowly—the greater heights.
Americans might have lost their spirit of ornery rebellion, but if their kids are getting arrested and/or discriminated against and they can’t buy stuff they want at low prices, they’ll make a fuss. They already are. The Biden Administration might not bear the responsibility for everything that is happening, but they’ve done precious little to ameliorate—and much to exacerbate—our current situation.
That’s why now more than ever, we’ve got to get serious about fixing things where we are. Grow your own food, stack cash (even if inflation eats into it), and learn to live lean.
Yesterday I was sworn-in to a full term on Lamar Town Council. I was elected earlier this year in a special election, so this was my second swearing-in ceremony. Now, however, I’m in for a full four years.
My colleague on Council, Councilwoman Mary Ann Mack, was also sworn-in to her first full term after being elected last July. Our new mayor, Mayor James Howell, was sworn-in, too, marking the start of his administration.
The ceremony was short and sweet. We gathered on the front lawn of Town Hall at 5 PM. The judge ran each of us through the oath of office, starting with the new mayor and wrapping up with myself. There was a nice Christmas tree on the lawn, and lots of family, friends, and city employees were in attendance. Mayor Howell brought out the biggest crowd, with Councilwoman Mack bringing a few family members. I arrived solo, and had to take my oath on the Bible the local Methodist minister brought for her short invocation (apparently, I missed the memo to bring my own Bible—d’oh!).
It was one year ago today that The Z Man wrote that “America died” on 3 November 2020. I don’t think he meant it melodramatically, and it certainly encapsulated what a lot of us were feeling as we watched the fraudulent votes magically appear in the middle of the night.
The 2020 election woke a lot of people up, but even blatant fraud across multiple States has, sadly, gone largely ignored. The silver lining is that folks seem to have abandoned national politics and are focusing on what’s happening at the local and State levels. Indeed, there seems to be a general disengagement from politics, something that in the past I would have decried, but that now I think might actually be healthy—provided people are willing to make tough decisions for themselves.
Regardless, it’s hard to think about the 2020 election. Since then, we’ve been stuck with a old man who is essentially a corpse dangling from the strings of invisible hands. I thought a year ago that The Usurper Biden would be tossed from office at the first opportunity, but it’s occurred to me that he is too perfect a patsy for the radical elitists performing the marionette. For one, Kamala Harris somehow manages to be less likeable and more phony than Hillary Clinton, and progressives don’t like her. For another, it’s better to have a hollow man like Biden than a strident floozy like Harris, who might occasionally make a decision on her own.
Well, this topic is depressing. You can see why I’ve switched over to writing about music and the weather.
Today is Election Day in Lamar, South Carolina, and in several other towns in the region. We have a competitive mayoral race, and I am up for reelection for the Council seat I currently hold. Another Councilmember is running for reelection for her seat, but neither of us have any officially filed competition.
Last night my little town of Lamar, South Carolina, hosted a candidates forum to give voters an opportunity to learn more about the candidates for Town Council and the Mayor’s race. Our Town employees did an excellent job organizing the event, which was held in the Fire Department’s fire truck bay. I brought some sound equipment and setup a very basic sound system for the candidates.
There are two Council seats up for election, which Councilwoman Mary Mack and myself currently occupy. We’re both running for re-election, so we are officially running unopposed. Residents will have two votes to cast in the Town Council race, one for each position.
As such, Councilwoman Mack and I were invited to tell voters a bit about ourselves and our visions for the town. The main event was the mayoral forum, which was structured in a series of questions (nine or ten) posed to each candidate. The mayoral candidates received their questions in advance, and the audience was not allowed to ask questions (although I think several people did after the forum formally adjourned).
Both candidates acquitted themselves nicely, differing mainly in the margins. Councilwoman Inez Lee focused on cleaning up the town, literally and metaphorically, frequently invoking Franklin Roosevelt’s “First Hundred Days”: we have a number of dilapidated buildings on Main Street that are eyesores. James Howell, a local landscaper, focused on improving the town’s infrastructure and zoning to make the town more attractive to businesses.
All candidates for all offices touted the need to fix Lamar’s water system, so we sell our own water again. We are currently purchasing around four million gallons of water each month from the Darlington County Water and Sewage Authority, paying rates that are onerously high for residents.