Quote of the week
“A careful definition of words would destroy half the agenda of the political left and scrutinizing evidence would destroy the other half.” – Thomas Sowell
Soap Box says “Amen to that, brother!”
Buddy’s Soap Box
A patriotic Texas howdy from Buddy
The 2020 election was stolen in three ways:
- In states where the Democrat party machine had access to the election process, ballot box stuffing and vote switching occurred at a substantial level but, because Presidential Donald Trump turned out to be far more popular than elites wanted to believe, that effort alone was too little fraud come too late. Such fraud, in itself, probably wasn’t enough to beat President Trump.
- In those same states, where longstanding voter fraud safeguards were abandoned and replaced with absentee voting for all, corrupted voter lists (including people long dead or moved, non-citizens, or those too young to vote, etc.), and the like, many individuals found it easy to vote multiple times. Even so, this second kind of fraud, although a dangerous precedent, was not extensive enough to give Biden the presidency. As presaged by Trump’s massive rallies and Biden’s no-one-showed-up rallies, Donald Trump was still set to win reelection—IF the election was fair. It wasn’t.
- Come we now to the third source of voter fraud, one that reduced President Donald Trump’s 80 million vote count to 74 million, and put China’s man in the White House.
Despite efforts by groups as diverse as the legacy media and the FBI, Hunter Biden’s laptop just won’t go away. We know who the “old man” is. We know who the “big guy” is. So, no one can argue that the Biden family hasn’t received millions of dollars from China. And Hunter Biden is still receiving big dollars from China.
Once you’ve bought the man, why not go whole hog and buy your man a presidency?
You and I didn’t choose our president. China did, the same way it buys universities and the media. China’s man is in the White House, and they got him at a bargain basement price.
How did China do it?
The same way China steals everything from America and all around the world, in this case by hacking into foreign-made voter machines that appear designed to facilitate such intrusions. China has been successfully hacking into American software that has fire walls vastly better than anything Dominion or county election offices have. Now the legacy media is joining Democrats and Republican never-Trumpers in braying about how the recent election was the safest and most honest in the history of the world.
But not very long ago, when the goal wasn’t get-rid-of-Trump-at-any-cost, they were singing a different tune. CNN, for example, ran two hair-on-fire specials, one titled “Killchain” and the other prophetically called “Hacking Democracy” in which industry exports showed how easy it was to hack voting machines and change votes, giving one candidate’s votes to another or simply drawing additional votes out of thin air. There were other cautionary voices as well.
In fact, we know honest voices still exist, thanks to a very unlikely person. You know, when your nation is in peril, God sometimes puts his hand on the shoulder of a man who, at first glance, seems an unlikely vessel for God’s plan. The first such man was our President, Donald Trump. Among his manifold accomplishments, his greatest was simply pulling back the curtain and revealing how the elites, many of whom we trusted, hated both us and that nation we grew up loving.
But, in the matter of voter fraud, I am not thinking of President Donald Trump. Rather, the man of the hour that may well have God’s hand on his shoulder is another unlikely choice.
That man is Mike Lindell, the “My Pillow Guy.” He has produced three programs in which computer experts explain how it was possible for China to hack American voting machines and change votes enough to throw the election to their man Biden.
In the beginning, the China claim sounded simply outlandish, like something in the innumerable science fiction or cataclysm movies where, just when all else fails and all seems lost, a computer type says, “If we can just hack into the tech giant’s or alien’s computer— “Ah, here’s the password!”, click, click, click and the world is saved. Just so much sloppy writing in fiction. Do we really need more of that in real life?
BUT! And there is a big but. Mike Lindell is no computer geek, which he admits. Yet he is putting his reputation on the line, as well as the individuals making the case for Chinese interference.
Here’s why Soap Box Buddy is willing to go out on a limb and say let’s look to see if the improbable turns out to be fact.
If I and Mike Lindell and millions of other Americans are out on a limb with our belief that the election was stolen and that President Donald Trump remains our true president, why aren’t the Democrats and their legion of woke elites falling all over themselves to prove us WRONG? A fair and honest examination of election results would be the saw that once and for all would send their opponents crashing to the ground.
Proving us wrong would be so easy. Doing so would clear the air. Doing so would put egg on the faces of a lot of conservative folks. That all seems like something the wokies, the never Trumpers, the Democrats, the legacy media, the cancel culture, the anti-free speech tech titans, something they ALL would welcome.
The fact that all those odd birds are resisting tooth-and-nail a simple matching of electronically recorded votes to corresponding paper ballots tells us a lot.
The vote recount in Arizona’s Maricopa County—a real count this time, not just a sham—will tell all.
Other Items in the News
Santa Claus is coming to town! Biden couldn’t have promised more spending than old Santa! Last Wednesday night Joe Biden became the Six Trillion Dollar Man as he spoke for just over an hour to a limited gathering of congressional types. Six trillion dollars, that’s how much he and his communist party plan to spend on a grab bag of government cradle-to-grave goodies. But fear not, little man. No one earning under $400,000 will see a tax increase. All the trillions will come from taxes on the super rich who are already paying something like 50% of all income taxes. “Bumblepuppy!” says Soap Box.
So now math is racist? Expecting children to be able to add 2 plus 2 and get 4, that’s racist? Or at least a micro aggression. And so, are multiplication and division systemic racism? The foregoing idea—just more absurd wokeism—doesn’t come from any minority person, it comes from white progressives who believe in their liberal hearts that minorities are little better than morons. Soap Box doesn’t believe such bumblepuppy. The truth is that any person—any color—can and will excel intellectually in any home and school environment conducive to learning.
The Epoch Times has had their Congressional press credentials revoked, BUT Chinese communist new service has credentials. Communist Party pays to bring journalists and college types to China for????
Black Lives Matter folks aren’t just shaking down wimpy corporations and buying luxury homes. An offshoot, Reform LA Jails, spent $26,000 at a luxury Malibu resort for “meetings.” But keep in mind the money being spent came from white-run corporations seeking to buy off potential bad publicity. These white corporate elites really don’t care what happens to the money, just so long as it keeps the wokies at bay. Cultural Competency Plan in Carroll, Tx school district
True liberals believe in freedom of speech. No more needs to be said on that subject.
By the Democrat Party’s definition, if you support making honest voting easier and dishonest votes harder, then you are a racist. In fact, by that definition, the vast majority of Americans are racists.
The Texas Senate unanimously passed legislation yesterday that would make it a felony for rioters to assault first responders. Robert Montoya reports on the passage of SB 912 by Dawn Buckingham (R–Lakeway). “If you riot and harm first responders, you will go to jail. If you destroy property, you will pay for it.” – Sen. Buckingham
This from the “We Can Always Print More Money Dept. of the Federal Government: When the Inspector General of the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced in March that his office estimates that $63 BILLION in improper payments were made in the unemployment program alone since the pandemic began, US Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) described it as an “epidemic of fraud.” He also pointed out that the $63 billion lost “is larger than the entire budget of the Department of Homeland Security.” Yet that might be the low end. Others have estimated the amount lost may be as high as $200 billion.
California Officials, Biden-Linked Firm Coordinated with Big Tech to Censor Election Posts: Judicial Watch by Isabel van Brugen April 28, 2021. California officials colluded with Big Tech to censor social media posts in the United States during the 2020 presidential election, government watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Tuesday. The findings come after Judicial Watch received 540 pages and a further four pages of documents from the office of the Secretary of State of California in response to an open records request. JW had filed the request after a December 2020 report surfaced revealing that California’s Office of Election Cybersecurity had surveilled and asked the social media giants to remove or flag as “misleading” at least two dozen messages. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that SKDKnickerbocker, a communications company linked to President Joe Biden’s election campaign, was involved in the censoring of speech during last year’s election period.
The Oklahoma House on Thursday voted to ban public schools and universities from teaching critical race theory in civics and history classes. After hours of discussion and debate, the GOP-controlled House voted 70-19 in favor of the bill, HB1775, which now heads to Gov. Kevin Stitt’s desk to be signed into law. It would prevent a number of topics, including that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another,” and that “an individual, by virtue of his or her race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist or oppressive,” from being taught in the state.
The prospects for constitutional carry got a boost yesterday, with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott offering his support for the measure – and putting new pressure on the Texas Senate. Brandon Waltens has the details. The governor finally broke his silence about the Texas GOP priority, which passed by a bipartisan vote in the Texas House earlier this month but has met resistance in the Senate. “Constitutional carry” allows law abiding citizens to carry firearms without the need for a government-issued permit. The House measure would continue to prohibit the carrying of firearms in select locations – such as schools – or where property owners have posted signage barring them. “This is something that 20 other states have adopted and it’s time for Texas to adopt it, too.” – Gov. Abbott
An Aesop’s Fable for today
A turkey was chatting with a bull.
“I would love to be able to get to the top of that tree,” sighed the turkey, but I haven’t got the energy.”
“Well, why don’t you nibble on some of my droppings” replied the bull (big tech elites). “They’re packed with nutrients.”
The turkey pecked at a lump of dung (socialism) and found that it indeed gave him enough strength to reach the lowest branch of the tree.
The next day, after another helping (communism), he gained the second branch. Finally, after another night (totalitarianism), the turkey (progressive) was proudly perched at the top of the tree.
He was promptly spotted by a farmer who shot him out of the tree.
Moral of the story: Bull sh*t might get you to the top, but it won’t keep you there.
The following are excellent resources for those of us (way more than 75 million strong) who want full and honest news reporting. We’ll be adding to this list as we go along. Those who prefer filtered news—only the news deemed safe for them to know—can stay with the legacy media, such as it is.
Here’s a great way to join thousands—and eventually millions—of others who are letting their government representatives know their thoughts on pending legislation. Heritage Action for America from the Heritage Foundation makes doing so super EASY! They do the research. They inform you. Then in almost the blink of an eye, you contact your federal or state representatives regarding pending legislation expressing your support or opposition.
Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC) AARP is a shill for big government, AMAC isn’t.
The Epoch Times print newspaper and web site/email updates
Dennis Prager This man will help you find the mainstream conservative hiding inside you.
President Donald Trump’s Great America PAC is now up and running. Give to this PAC or to individual candidates you know to be truly conservative. Money given to the Republican Party is money down a RINO hole. https://texasscorecard.com/state/legislative-priorities-tracker/
Project Veritas, Fun and informative hidden camera videos exposing the secret agendas of the left in their own words.
Columns worth reading
Each week under this heading, I’ll include columns or intros to columns you can read in full elsewhere on the internet. Each of these columns pretty much express our Soap Box views, else we’d not be sharing them with you.
1st Guest Column: Cancel Culture isn’t New But cancel culture has always been dangerous. We here at Soap Box find it interesting that the practitioners of cancel culture tolerate only their own ideas and no others, yet claim to be “progressive.”
2nd Guest Column: Hunter Biden’s Laptop Here’s a story that reeks of media bias. We know the legacy media fell all over itself trying to find dirt on President Trump and his children. Had any such dirt been found, you can bet they’d have let us know. Then came Hunter Biden’s laptop, which the FBI had for a full year before the story leaked, a story wherein China funneled millions of dollars to Biden through his family. A blockbuster story by any measure, yet the media storm troopers reacted as follows…
Cancel Culture isn’t New
by Michael Quinn Sullivan, The Texas Score Card
There is nothing new about cancel culture. The ruling elite have always sought to use their power to silence those who would disrupt the status quo. The methods and scale might be different, but not by much.
Throughout history, tyrants have sought to silence the voices of truth. Weeks after the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, His disciples were preaching freedom that threatened the ruling elite of Israel. The Book of Acts notes the rulers were “greatly annoyed” and had the disciples arrested, hoping that would silence them. It didn’t.
And so, arrests turned to beatings, stonings, and, yes, more crucifixions. The ruling elite were annoyed by the message, so they attempted to silence the messengers.
Whether it was Nero in Rome, Hitler’s National Socialists in Germany, or the government of China today, anyone who questions the absolute power of the state finds themselves at the center of oppression – official or otherwise.
Jack Dorsey’s Twitter silences people like James O’Keefe III for proving the establishment media manipulates news coverage for political ends. Jeff Bezos’ Amazon erases mentions of books that expose the psychological damage of the transgender movement. And, of course, Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook rigs its algorithms to hide the content of anyone expressing concerns about election integrity.
Google’s YouTube recently erased the digital existence of a roundtable discussion Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis had with three medical professionals about the relative merits of masking children. Google doesn’t want anyone making decisions informed by anything but the shrill, big-government alarmism of Anthony Fauci.
If we cannot choose what information we consume and what we reject, then we are not free. It doesn’t matter if the oppression comes from Jeff Bezos or Joe Biden.
Yes, Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter are private companies, but their growth and power have been fueled and subsidized by government spending. Taxpayers’ funds have been used to build and maintain their data-centers, warehouses, and offices. Even now, with these tech giants openly engaged in an all-out war against conservatives and Christians, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is working to give them more of Texans’ money.
Cancel culture is merely the latest iteration of what was once called persecution and censorship. It is the high priests of the secular left erasing ideas inconvenient to the lifestyles they would choose for us. It is the ruling elite using their power to silence those who annoy them. Why would we subsidize the ruination of our republic? Why would we not fight those who would muzzle us?
And so we can shrug our shoulders in resignation, or we can shrug off our censors. We can capitulate and be silenced, or we can speak louder.
Our Founding Fathers acknowledged the fundamental right of all citizens to speak and publish. They expected us to not just jealously guard those rights, but to zealously exercise them. As a self-governing people, we are expected to be an annoyance to those who would establish themselves as the ruling elite.
It is up to each of us to ensure liberty is not canceled. By doing so, we ensure that our constitutional republic survives and thrives.
Hunter Biden’s Laptop
by Peter Schweizer April 28, 2021 at 5:00 am
The book’s [Secret Empires] conclusions were based on reconstructions of timelines, records obtained through hard work done on location in foreign countries. Yet, some in the media still accused us of engaging in a “witch hunt” designed simply to embarrass the family of now-President Joe Biden.
Law enforcement sources have since confirmed a Justice Department investigation into Hunter Biden’s taxes, but that actually means they are looking not just at his taxes, but at the money he made that he may or may not have declared on his taxes. That investigation continues.
What emerges from all of this clearly shows what I call the “Biden business model,” in which the Biden family seems to trade off the Biden name, Biden connections, and the Biden access.
Recently, Hunter Biden has sat for several interviews to discuss his new memoir about his struggles with drug addiction. The investigative reporter in me cannot resist pointing out these interviews were done by CBS News, owned by ViacomCBS, which also owns Simon & Schuster, the publisher of his new book. He mostly dodged questions about the laptop.
[T]he deeper question that should concern us more… is whether he is covering for his father. Emails reviewed by Sen. Ron Johnson’s committee during its investigation referenced a consultant writing to Hunter Biden about a proposed partnership with Chinese businessmen. The email says Hunter will receive a 20% equity in the partnership, plus a 10% stake “held by H for the big guy?”
The identity of “the big guy” has not been established. But… [t]he modern model of corruption in politics is rarely done in a straight line, but along the branches of a family tree. As foreign governments and other interested parties have learned, the way to a politician’s heart is through his family. There is circumstantial evidence in the collection of materials now possessed by the FBI and journalists that Hunter Biden was acting as a cover for business dealings that would benefit his father or at a minimum the Biden family estate, which includes his father.
Pictured: “The Mac Shop” in Wilmington, Delaware. In April 2019, Hunter Biden reportedly left a liquid-damaged laptop at the shop for repair, and nobody returned to retrieve it. According to the New York Post, the shop owner handed the laptop over to the FBI and also made a copy of the hard drive and gave it to former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani
Investigative journalism mostly reconstructs events and exchanges from hidden scraps, obscure records, and third-party documents. Often the best we can do is to show that something bad must have happened based on the coincidences we find in these records. Because reporters are not prosecutors, they cannot issue subpoenas or compel testimony. It is exceedingly rare for a reporter to obtain that “smoking gun.”
That is why the case of Hunter Biden’s missing laptop, combined with original text messages and emails obtained through direct access to a recipient’s Gmail account, is so notable. It is primary, original source. At long last, even Hunter Biden himself has finally acknowledged it. Continue reading Gatestone Institute article