State of the Republican Club Report #1

The state of the Club is not so good right now.  Ten days ago Tom Passanisi announced his resignation from the Club.  He had announced his intention at the last Board meeting and the two Board members present accepted his resignation.  One of the Board members resigned as well and that left me.  I refused to resign and I stood firm against the motion to dissolve the Club entirely.

Ten days ago I asked the membership for feedback.  Frankly, there has not been as much as I had hoped for, but what there was has been intelligent, informed and passionate.  I can work with that.  Here are the salient points brought forward.

  • Key members of the Club have undergone personal trials which have temporarily knocked them out of action; they will be back.
  • Other Republican Clubs have faced similar situations but have turned themselves around in no small measure because of dynamic leadership, notably the Women’s Federated.  More on them in a moment.
  • There are committed Republicans around who though not as active as they once were are still a tremendous resources (Yes, I am looking at YOU!).
  • As California circles the drain, more and more people are realizing that the Liberal agenda is a recipe for disaster, catastrophe and collapse, thus are becoming more open to the Republican message.
  • Interested people, both Club members and non-members have offered to help in one way or another.

As I say, that is enough; I can and will work with that.

Meanwhile, Danette Erickson of the Women’s Federated invites y’all to come over there.

All Republicans both men and women are welcome to stay involved with the daytime Republican club that meets at the Oakmont the second Thursday of the month.


[I will get an address for you later, Danette?]


This is a big year for the governors race in CA without Brown we could have a chance if we were united with one great candidate.


On Feb 8 we will have the “next” governor of CA John Cox for our luncheon speaker. Lets all come together to hear what he has to say to save our state.


Let Joanie Taylor know [Let me know and I’ll contact Joanie.]  you want to hear him and make Thursday Feb 8 at 11 AM on your calendar. The food is great for only $30, no need to join just be our guest.

I intend to be there, and hope to see many of y’all there.  Meanwhile I will be in touch with some of you to see about moving the Republican Club of the Foothills forward and advancing the cause of that most rare virtue in California, Common Sense.

To those who have not spoken up to date, if you are interested in supporting this effort in some small way (and it will be small to start), please reply by email as I will not be making any further announcements until we have something concrete to offer.  Pass this request on to your friends in the area.  Those who do respond will receive personal invitations to a small, exclusive meeting not open to the public at a time and place to be privately disclosed.

And of course, the support of your prayers is the one thing we cannot do without.

God bless America and God bless poor California, we need it.

Fire and Fury furor a prelude to invoking the 25th? Updated with fireworks

It is written in the Good Book, “So when it comes to pass– as surely it will– then they will know that a prophet has been in their midst.”  I never really tried out for the job of prophet, and certainly never wanted it (it is a tough, miserable job with no friends) but it seems I have a knack.  Less than 48 hours ago I posited that another coup attempt was underway to try and remove Donald Trump from the Presidency

Now we have this from Breitbart:

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff said the presidency of President Donald Trump was “worse than everybody thought.”

Wolff said, “I think that in the beginning, the media took this point of view without having had this experience. You know, I went into this, and a decent part of the country went into this, his entire staff went into this thinking maybe this can work. It’s different, even peculiar, but who knows what can happen here. And that was exactly my — my frame of reference. I would have been delighted to have written a contrarian account here. Donald Trump, this unexpected president, is actually going to succeed. OK, that’s not the story. He is not going to succeed. This is worse than everybody thought.”

He continued, “If I left out anything, it’s probably stuff that was even more damning. It’s that bad. I mean it’s an extraordinary moment in time. And the last — the last several days focused on my book I think are proof of this. This is what happened here, what’s going on here. this is, you know, I think not an exaggeration and not unreasonable to say this is 25th amendment kind of stuff.”

Is there any doubt that Michael Wolff is a Democratic wolf in sheep’s clothing?  If you harbor such doubts let me dispel them and put your mind at ease.

To start with, he himself admits that a great deal that he says he isn’t sure is true.

The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump’s presidency acknowledged in an author’s note that he wasn’t certain all of its content was true.

Michael Wolff, the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.

Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.

But some were nonetheless included in the vivid account of the West Wing’s workings, in a process Wolff describes as “allowing the reader to judge” whether the sources’ claims are true.

To be fair, in the lead up to the election and the first few months of the new Administration Wolff was rather even handed, observing of other media outlets,

On the morning after Trump’s election, Wolff wrote in the Hollywood Reporter that “the media turned itself into the opposition and, accordingly, was voted down as the new political reality emerged.” He scolded New Yorker editor David Remnick for calling Trump’s win an “American tragedy” and wrote that “awe might have been in order.”

A short time later, Wolff addressed fellow reporters in an interview with Digiday. “Let me send the message: stenographer is what you’re supposed to be,” he said.

After Trump’s inauguration, Wolff accused the press of waging a campaign to take down the president. “The media’s holy grail is, as it’s been for much of the campaign, about what will stick,” he wrote in Newsweek. “Of the myriad likely damaging possibilities, which one will be so prima facie damaging (pay no attention to the many instances that many people already thought were, or would be) or so shocking and insulting to the body politic that it will be the end, or at least the beginning of the end, of Trump? Nothing counts but delivering a mortal wound, so everything is delivered as though it is a mortal wound.”

Interviewing counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway during an event at the Newseum in Washington, in April, Wolff said, “the New York Times, it seems to me, has a virtual beat. And in that beat, which often merits a front-page story, the beat is that President Trump is an aberrant president.”

So the Administration had reason to think they had a friend in Wolff.  They thought that he would give them a fair shake, an honest assessment.  Certainly no journalist that would have given an honest assessment of the Obama Administration was ever allowed inside, for fear, I’m sure, that the entire operation would have been blown wide open (they called it “transparency”, the Donk synonym for “opacity”).  In being fearlessly transparent the Trump White House hoped to present a clear image of what the Trump Administration was all about; what they got was a caricature.

We know it is a caricature not only because of the internal inconsistencies in the book itself, but because people outside the Administration, or no longer in it, have clearly said that so much of it is pure fabrication.

  • Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday said a story involving him in the book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, to be released Friday, is “a complete fabrication, literally from beginning to end.”  Newsweek
  • While admitting to have been “disappointed” in being ousted in June 2016 as Trump campaign manager “by the Trump family,” Corey Lewandowski rebuked Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” claims he called Trump’s elder sons “stupid” or son-in-law Jared Kushner “the butler.”  Newsmax
  • “[Tom] Barrack said he spoke to Wolffe once, says he never said the quote attributed to him to Wolffe or anyone. “Totally false,” Barrack said by phone just now. Gateway Pundit quoting NY Times

Click to watch the movie

I’m sure there are more, many more, but I am not going to waste time tracking them down, you get the idea.  Maybe Wolff was a ringer and maybe he got offered a deal he couldn’t refuse (my money’s on this); ultimately it doesn’t matter.  This book is part of an ongoing campaign to discredit and destroy the President and his Administration, then replace him with a person more amenable to the hidden powers that had bet the farm on the Commie Hag Hillary.

See if the Administration ever trusts a journalist again.


Here’s a reminder of why we don’t and shouldn’t trust news hounds propagandists.  White House advisor Stephen Miller vs. Jake Tapper on CNN.  THIS is how it’s done.

Making America great again

The Founders knew well that the country they erected with the Constitution they wrote was suitable only for a Christian people, and was wholly unsuitable for any other.  Like every other part of society the Communists infiltrated the churches as part of their strategy to bring America to destruction.  Many churches have forsworn the Gospel of Jesus Christ in favor of the insidious gospel Social Justice.

This talk was given to a meeting of Catholic youth in Chicago earlier this week.  I guara-damn-tee you if even half the pulpits of the Christian churches, no matter how poorly attended, rang with this kind truth America would be turned around by Christmas 2018.

Pass it on.

Another coup attempt underway?

In the video at the bottom of the post, in the last section, Roger Stone makes a case that the next coup attempt against the Trump Presidency will focus on the 25th Amendment.  The 25th Amendment, proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation.  The full text of the 25th Amendment is at the link.

The argument is plausible.  There has been an up tick in “Trump is crazy” stories.  See;

And on and on and on.  I expect we will see more of this in the near future.  No, Trump is not out of his mind.  He is a smart guy with a lot of rough edges who doesn’t give a flying farfegnugen about the pieties of the Left.  He looked at conventional wisdom and spit in its eye.  This is the great attraction he holds for me, he simply will not buy into the unholy Progressive narrative.  It is not surprising that the Deep State will go to any lengths to silence the guy who points out that these would-be tyrants have no arguments, no facts, no sanity, no ethics, no morality and no damned right to power by dint of delusions of adequacy, let alone superiority.

And there, you see, is the key to understanding what is going on.  Trump has said again and again that one of his goals is the restoration of power to We the People.  The Socialists, Marxists, Progressives or what have you crave that power for themselves with the same single minded intensity that a heroin addict craves his next hit.  Communism, someone once said, is a theology of power.  The sum and substance of their entire project is seizing power, holding power, exercising power unrestrained by any limit in Heaven above or Hell below.

I didn’t vote for Trump because I thought he was perfect, but because I believed that he would kick the living stuffing out of self proclaimed aristocrats (can you imagine anything more abhorrent to the Founders than aristocrats?) who look down on ordinary “deplorable” liberty loving Americans like you and I.  He has done much more than the wicked Donk propagandists will ever give him credit for (You can be sure they KNOW, and hate him for it.).  He has left undone things that I consider vitally important (can anyone say “Build the damned Wall already”, and “Break up the Medical Monopolies”?).  I can’t help but feel a warm spot of joy in my heart every time I hear  them squeal when Don the Commie Stomper applies his Made in America boot to their collectivist totalitarian backsides.

One of the principal purposes of this little blog is not just to keep members of the Republican Club of the Foothills informed.  That is only the means to an end.  The real purpose is to inform Republicans so that Republicans will have the intellectual, moral and factual ammunition to shoot down cocksure liberal retards whenever they start spewing anti-American agitprop.  So pass it on, The Donald isn’t crazy, he’s just not the bought and paid for shill for the power mongering tyro wannabe soi-disant ‘elites’.

Won’t you join me in praying for the ever increasing success of his administration, the welfare of the USA, the advancement of liberty throughout the world and abiding confusion to our enemies?

Now, stay tuned for the video of Roger Stone and Stephan Molineux.

Republican Club of the Foothills President resigns

Tom Passanisi, 2017 President of the Republican Club of the Foothills has resigned.  His letter of resignation can be found at the link following.  Go read it, then come back here and lets discuss what we are going to do going forward. RCOF December 29 2017 Letter to Membership

All done?  I don’t like them apples much either, pretty devastating, in fact.  Having worked with Tom over the course of the year, I can tell you that it has been very frustrating, trying to find people to man the oars.  Now, we all know that in any organization 20% of the people do 80% of the work, this is normal.  Good people have volunteered, then dropped out because of various circumstances.  This is not to blame anybody, it is just the way it is; life happens.

The fact is, and it has been noted at the meetings, that we are a pack of old codgers all members of the Golden Years Brigade.  We have failed to attract and retain new, younger blood.  We have seen attendance at the monthly meetings plunge from nearly seventy (when I first peeked in to see what was going on in 2009, recruited by Paul Hackett) to barely thirty at the last three monthly meetings.  Board meetings were attended by eight or nine people back in the day, but for the last few months it has been only three, and sometimes two; that’s not even a quorum.

Out of airspeed, out of altitude and out of ideas, the Republican Club of the Foothills as it is currently constituted, is defunct.  Thanks to the way Tom handled the situation the Republican Club has not exploded, has not crashed, has not burned, but has managed a soft landing with all its parts intact.  I am grateful to Tom and to the other board members who made this possible.

But I am a stubborn son of a b-i-t-c-Q-waterlily, I don’t have sense enough to quit when I’m ahead (my mother always said so, and I believe her).  So I refused to resign.  I refused to consign this website to oblivion.  I refuse to give up on Republicans in the Foothills area (or anywhere else, for that matter). That is more than sheer, bloody minded obstinacy. We have the right principles, we have the right ideas and we have the right spirit.  Our country needs us as we don’t have the right to quit.

OK, now the whiskey bottle comes out, so beware!  You have been warned.

As a board member I hold the post of (per the by-laws) Member at Large with the specific task of running the web page.  That’s not very glamorous, but that is all that’s left. In this I am the servant of you guys, the We the People of the Club.  We the People need to discover and decide what it is we want to do, what we can do, what we are willing to do and what we will do.  It may well be that the Club will decide to dissolve itself, I don’t know.  It may be that the Club may decide to change its form, its purpose, its very reason for existing.  But it is you guys, the members, who must make that decision.  It is my task, as best I understand it, to help facilitate that decision.

So here is your task.  The email announcing this news will reach some members of the Club, some will even read it, and of those some will actually read this post all the way through.  Each of you guys have your own networks, reach out to them and let others know what is going on.  Discuss among yourselves.  I would love to coordinate and maintain lines of communication.  I am happy to attend any meetings that you guys set up.

Some questions for consideration:

  • What went wrong?
  • What went right?
  • What do I want as a Republican?
  • What can I offer as a Republican?
  • What do my family and friends want?
  • What does my community need that I and my friends as Republicans can provide?

For starters.  What other questions do we need to ask?  Do NOT forget to pray about the whole thing, by yourselves and with others.

If anything is going to happen it will happen because you guys want it to happen and are willing to work together to make it happen.  I have ideas of my own, but your ideas must come first.  I think that we have a wonderful opportunity to reinvent ourselves and make ourselves relevant in a way that we have not been for quite a while.

You can communicate with me by email at or you can leave a comment in the comment section below.

The ball is in your court.




There’s a mighty judgement coming

I am sure that I am not the only one who hungers and thirsts for justice for Hillary and the whole pack of Commie traitors.  No mercy for any of them, say I; they have had none for any of us, nor would have had the 2016 election turned out otherwise.  Yes, I am feeling vindictive, Lord, have mercy on me.

Seems it’s coming, and soon.

Trump has been making a list, checking it twice, he’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.  Consider: 1,077, normal number of annual sealed indictments; 4,188, sealed indictments as of 11/22; 9,274, sealed indictments as of 12/22.  (h/t Vox Day)

Oh, and don’t look now, but it seems that on December 29th the Arizona National Guard sent a substantial number of the 850th Military Police Battalion to Guantanamo.  The detention facilities at Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has a capacity of some 500 inmates, but are currently holding only about 40 Islamist bad guys Obama forgot.

Not a moment too soon.