Huge Rallies Held By President Trump: Minnesota and Louisiana

President Trump held a massive rally to a cheering audience in Minnesota on Thursday, October 10, 2019.  Mayor Jacob Frey attempted to discourage the Trump rally and to prohibit local police officers from wearing their uniforms to the rally.  Police Lt. Bob Kroll and other officers attended the Trump rally wearing T-Shirts that said: COPS FOR TRUMP.

Minnesota is a state that democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, won in the 2016,  presidential election.  President Trump plans to win Minnesota in the 2020 Presidential election.  Senator Tom Cotton, Republican from Arkansas, attended the Trump rally and received a very warm and enthusiastic reception when introduced.  Senator Cotton is considered by many to be a serious vice-presidential or presidential candidate in the future after the 2020 election.

On Friday, October 11,2019, President Trump held a rally in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The crowds were overflowing and President Trump looked energized and relaxed.  Louisiana has a primary election that will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019.  Democratic governor John Bel Edwards is the present governor and is a candidate in the primary election.  Mr. Trump came to support two republican candidates in the Saturday primary.  Republican Ralph Abraham and Republican Eddie Rispone are on the gubernatorial ballot.

Louisiana has a ” jungle primary,” where all candidates for governor are on the ballot on Saturday, 10/12/2019.  The candidates are not identified by party and citizens may vote for any candidate regardless of party affiliation.  If no candidate receives an absolute majority of votes, the top two candidates enter the general election on November 16, 2019.

Louisiana U.S. Senator John Kennedy appeared at the Trump rally and received an enthusiastic welcome from the Trump supporters.  Louisiana Senator Kennedy is considered one of the most knowledgeable men in the U.S. Senate and carries a copy of the U.S. Constitution in his shirt pocket while in the Senate.  Trump poked fun at Senator Kennedy’s Southern accent, but went on to acknowledge the outstanding academic credentials of Senator Kennedy including a degree from Oxford University.

U.S. Representative Steve Scalise was also enthusiastically welcomed by the Trump crowd.  Rep. Scalise was shot, and seriously injured, by a democratic supporter after Trump’s election as President.

R. Van Conoley

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Andrew Yang And The 2020 Elections

After I completed my fifth college/university degree, my father said: ” Son, you may be educated beyond your intelligence level. ”  I do not believe that my father meant this in an unkind way, but he often made these types of ” Yogi Berra” statements.  In reality, my desire to obtain a number of graduate degrees was because I never wanted to be unemployed as an adult and I wanted a higher salary as I got older.

In the mid-1980’s after I had completed my first graduate degree, I decided to take an advanced course in mathematics before I began I began another graduate degree program.  All 35 seats were filled at the beginning of the course.  After the mid-term exam was returned, the class only contained four students.  I was one of the four students.  All the other students withdrew.  I was surprised that of the four remaining students, I was the only non-Asian.  I asked the three remaining students if they would like to form a study group and their reply was: ” We already have one. Please join us.”

Besides learning the needed mathematics, I could not help but learn new things from my new friends.  My three Asian friends were extremely proficient in math and were very patient and seemed to enjoy studying.  They displayed a belief in individual responsibility and hard work.

While I have never voted for or against an individual because of either race or religion, I had become a Sinophile due to my past experiences.  Before I had heard any of the democratic debates, I decided that Andrew Yang was my favorite candidate.  After listening to the democrat debates, I was absolutely amazed that the candidate that I thought was the least desirable was Mr. Yang.  While Mr. Yang has a pleasant personality, his advocacy for a ” Freedom Dividend ” is one of the most inane things that I had ever heard.  The freedom dividend is a vile, reprehensible, and ludicrous concept.  The idea of Universal Basic Income is nothing more than another from of welfare and pandering to individuals who are dumb enough to believe that the government will provide them free money for doing nothing.  It is a shameless Ponzi scheme that would even embarrass P.T. Barnum.

Possibly the reason that Mr. Yang is so different from my Asian friends is because my friends have graduate and doctorate degrees in science, engineering, and mathematics.  Mr. Yang is a lawyer.  When in law school, it is possible that Mr. Yang did not take courses in tax law, securities law, or in economic based laws in general.  Surely Mr. Yang is smart enough, I devoutly  hope, to understand that the government does not have any money that it earned.  The government obtains 100% of its’ money from taxation, fees, fines, and tariffs.

Mr. Yang’s nonsense clearly demonstrates that the democratic party has no realistic nor any sane and sensible ideas. The democrat party today continues to promote racism, political hatred, welfareism, helping illegals, promoting criminal behavior, and destroying our Constitution.  It is very sad.  I had hoped for much more.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: This website published an article titled: ” Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Julian Castro. ” This article is recommended for individuals interested in the 2020 election.

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Bernie Sanders, Tulsi Gabbard, and Julian Castro

In 2016, I greatly enjoyed watching all of the republican presidential debates.  I found them extremely amusing, informative, and often humorous. Now, in 2019, I could not stop myself from watching the democratic presidential debates.  The following will be labeled an essay because it is my opinion.  Almost all articles published on this website are fact based articles designed to inform the American Public and this website is not designed to support any political party, any religious ideology, or any candidate for any political office.  It is designed to promote more honest government, the U.S. Constitution, and the rule of Law and Justice in the U.S.

My major impression from watching the 2019 democratic presidential debates was that I continue to like the honesty and integrity displayed by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders.  Bernie continues to remind me of a kindly Uncle.  I admire and respect Bernie for his honesty and truthfulness by stating clearly that he is a socialist.

Since I devoutly believe in free market capitalism, I would never vote for Bernie for President.  Yet I continue to like Bernie and feel deeply saddened that Bernie was deprived of the Democratic nomination in 2016, by the Clinton Crime family through  very nefarious means.

If Trump is re-elected in 2020, I would hope that President Trump would appoint Bernie to be an Ambassador to either Venezuela or Cuba so Mr. Sanders can observe firsthand what socialism can do for a country.  I mean this very respectfully to Mr. Sanders.

Until the 2019 Democratic Debates, I had no idea who Tulsi Gabbard was and what she stood for in politics.  She was most impressive to me in the first debate.  However, after being kept out of the debate on September/12/2019, Ms. Gabbard is now parroting the democrat ideology of the extremist left in order to pander to the left neo-terrorists of the democrat party.

I believe that Ms. Gabbard would have been much better positioned if she had continued to display the sensible moderation that she displayed in her first debate.  Now, like the remaining women left in the debates, Gabbard seems like a false prophet and a charlatan who sold her soul for some debate time.  She would have been much better off going to Iowa and New Hampshire and saying: ” Hi my name is Tulsi Gabbard and the democrat establishment has kept me from entering the political debate because I am a sane and sensible moderate who will work for a better America.” Too bad Tulsi, once you lost your integrity, you will not be able to regain it.

Julian Castro is another individual that I knew very little about until the 2019 Democratic Debates.  I thought that Castro was rude, vile, and impolite to other candidates during the debates.  Castro has employed a campaign tactic that I consider to be more like political terrorism than political strategy.

Julian Castro has a brother, Joaquin Castro, who is a supporter and a de facto spokesman for Julian Castro.  Joaquin Castro, obviously with the consent of brother Julian, posted the names and other information about 44 big Trump supporters just before President Trump was scheduled to visit Texas.  The names of the individuals were in the San Antonio, Texas area.

While this is not illegal, it appears to be calling upon the terrorist left wing and mentally ill individuals in the democrat party to harass law abiding citizens who have a different political view.  I remind my readers that on June 14, 2017, James Hodgkinson shot U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner, and lobbyist Zach Bath at a practice session for a congressional baseball game in Virginia.  Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016 and wanted to kill republicans.  His only known question before the shooting was that he wanted to know if those people were republicans.  The shootout lasted for ten minutes and Hodgkinson died in a hospital from gunshot wounds as police and security returned fire to protect elected representatives of the U.S.

I believe that the intent of the Castro brothers was to inform individuals like Hodgkinson to harass law abiding Americans of a different political party.  I believe that the Castro brothers indulged in a reckless act that has become all too common by the left terrorist democrats in recent years since 2016.  Also, I believe that the law abiding citizens of Iowa and New Hampshire will terminate Castro’s campaign by not supporting such a vile and reprehensible individual.

R. Van Conoley ( People can not help but wonder if Hodgkinson was not assisted by third party individuals in his heinous assassination attempt. Also, remember that the three individuals who were shot by Hodgkinson may suffer from pain and partial disability for the rest of their lives. )

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Impeach The Motherf***** T-Shirt

There are basic rules of civility that exist in all societies throughout the world.  There are basic rules and norms that all members of society must observe.

When Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib stated in public that she wanted to impeach the ” mother***** “, I naturally assumed that the U.S. House would censure her or more likely expel her. She was referring to President Trump.  When told about this incident in 2019, President Trump had the dignity not to bring himself down to the pathological level of Rashida Tlaib.  He stated that he was sorry that Tlaib would talk this way in front of her son who was present.

Just when I thought that the Democrat Party could not get any lower or sleazier, the democrats have done it again.  All the democrats have is name calling and sleaze to offer the citizens of this great Republic !

On 9/30/2019, I searched on my computer to confirm that there is a political T-shirt with the message which reads: ” IMPEACH THE MOTHERF****** .”  Since I do not use profanity on my website, the T-shirt spells out the word Motherf****** .

The T-shirt is listed on the Amazon website under Amazon Fashion and it is offered in different sizes from small to 2XLarge for both men and women.

I fully understand and fully support the Constitutional right of free speech.  However, free speech does not give a person the right to yell fire in a crowded theater.  Also, in my view, my granddaughters who attend public school should not have to sit in a public school classroom where a student is wearing this type of vile and reprehensible T-shirt.  I find it hard to believe that any sane or sensible parent would buy a T-shirt like this for one of their children.  I believe that it was P.T. Barnum who stated: ” Few businessmen have gone bust by underestimating the taste of the American public. ”

When I first heard about Rashida Tlaib, I assumed that the U.S. House would censure her and that would be the end of the matter.  Article 1, Section 5, of the U.S. Constitution provides that ” Each House of Congress may determine the Rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and with the concurrence of two-thirds, expel a member. ” Since 1789, the Senate has expelled fifteen of its members.  The U.S. House has also expelled members.

Now I am going to exercise my Constitutional right of free speech.  I expect republican members of the U.S. House to bring expulsion charges against Tlaib.  Any republican member of the House who fails to vote for expulsion of Tlaib, does not represent my views. Since I am fully aware of the election laws in the U.S., I know very well that I may make a legal political contribution to any member of the House or the Senate. Any republican in the U.S. House that fails to support a bill of expulsion  regarding Ms. Tlaib will be voting in opposition to my will and political beliefs.  I will make a very serious attempt to make a legal contribution to the opponent of any republican House member who failed to vote for expulsion of Ms. Tlaib.

R. Van Conoley  ( I published an article on this website titled: ” Give A S*** Motherf*****.” It was a satire and I did not spell out the profane words.  I believe that I will take the article down because this is not a laughing matter.  The satire was designed to criticize members of the House who were supporting the “street people ” who live on our public streets and roads in certain regions of the U.S. Of course, the democrat party has been too busy supporting new forms of taxation to consider any real legislation that would help U.S. Citizens. Additionally, some of the “globalist billionaires” who fund some of the violent thugs who attack law abiding citizens as proxies for the democrat party, may find indictments issued against them as political terrorists. )

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Democrats and Republicans : The Real Difference

Decades ago when I turned 21, I registered to vote.  I registered as a Democrat because it seemed like the right choice.  With increasing age, I developed wisdom and finally learned that both the democratic party and the republican party would both lie and indulge in nefarious activities to obtain votes.  After about twenty years as a registered democrat, I changed my registration to republican.  So I watched the republican party for a while and finally decided that they were about as worthless as the democratic party.  As my hair turned grayer, I finally decided to register as an independent or NPA ( No party affiliation.) Today I have finally learned that it is not the party.  It is totally the integrity and the honesty of the individual and his/her courage to stand up and tell the truth.

Also, I have finally acquired the wisdom to understand and comprehend that political parties change and modify their values and positions.  I have a number of friends who came from families, just like me, that were taught that the democratic party was the “good guys.” Several of my closest friends have said to me recently: ” I am glad that my father is not alive today to see what the democratic party has become. He was a supporter of the democratic party, but he would not tolerate the democratic party of today ! ”

I have seriously contemplated how both the democratic party and the republican party have changed and modified over the years and the decades of my life.  I view the democratic party of today as a party that has seriously traveled down the wrong road in life.  The democratic party started the ” Black lives matter ” movement to convince the Black citizens that they should vote democratic.  Yet, by studying the democratic party candidates, the theme of the democrat party should be : ” Black votes matter; Black lives mean nothing to us. ”

I watched the mother of Demetrius Griffin, Jr. speak on a TV program recently.  Demetrius was a teen who lived in Chicago and he was found dead after being burned alive by a street gang that he refused to join.  Police found his remains in a 55-gallon drum left in an alley on West Cortez in Chicago.  He was murdered on September 17, 2016, which was about three years ago.  This is almost too horrible for me even to think about.  Yet, Demetrius was not only the young black American murdered in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore or other large cities in the U.S. Violent crime in the U.S. is a serious problem. Yet I view very wealth billionaires in the U.S. who live in their mansions on 40 or 50 acres of land that is surrounded by a ten foot wall with private security.

Barack Obama earned his doctorate in political corruption, money laundering, extortion, bribery, and political intimidation from the Mayor Richard Daley Institute of criminal politics in Chicago.  When Barack Obama came to Washington he connected to the Clinton Crime family.  After eight years in Washington, the Obama-Clinton crime syndicate appointed thousands of unelected bureaucrats that had little or no loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They were loyal to the Obama-Clinton Crime family and the democrat party.  These unelected bureaucrats have indulged in the most vile and illegal criminal conspiracy to damage our legally elected President Donald Trump.

All of the democratic candidates seeking the office of president have indicated that they have much more concern in obtaining full medical benefits for illegal immigrants than in helping honest and law abiding Americans.  This is totally insane.

I greatly admire President Trump and I believe that he is the best President that the U.S. has ever had.  President Trump, in my view, should use the power of his office to help Americans trapped in big city ghettos that are managed by the corrupt democrat party.  We should remember Demetrius Griffin, Jr. and work to lower the violent crime rate that has been encouraged by democratic party corruption and democratic party racism.

R. Van Conoley

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Is Corey Lewandowski The Man In 2020 ?

I was born in Florida and have watched the state change over the decades.  Today Florida is the third largest state in the U.S. by population.  It is virtually tied with New York for the third largest state.  California is the largest by population with Texas in second place.

Over the years as a Florida resident, I have met many democratic crooks and many republican crooks.  As a resident of Florida, I have made a small donation to different candidates campaigns over the years. I have donated to candidates whom I considered to be honest, possess integrity, and have common sense.  Therefore, as you might have guessed, I did not make too many political contributions.

I have never donated to a candidate in any political race who was not a resident of Florida.  It is perfectly legal for me as an American to make a legal donation to any candidate in any state in the U.S.

I have decided to change my ways.  I believe that the democratic crooks in the U.S. Congress have treated President Trump so unfairly that I feel compelled to donate to Corey Lewandowski’s campaign in 2020.  Readers may recall that Corey Lewandowski was a campaign manager for Candidate Donald Trump in 2016.  Corey helped Trump capture the Republican 2016 Presidential nomination.

It appears that Mr. Lewandowski might seek election to the U.S. Senate from New Hampshire in 2020 as a republican candidate.  Presently New Hampshire has two democratic U.S. Senators. They are Maggie Hassan and Jeanne Shaheen.  Jeanne Shaheen is up for election in 2020 and is leading in the democratic primary.  There are three candidates who have announced their intentions to seek the republican nomination in 2020 from New Hampshire.

Mr. Lewandowski has not yet made a formal announcement that he will seek the U.S. Senate republican nomination from Hew Hampshire.  Three polls have been conducted with the undecided vote for U.S. Senator in 2020 at 56% in one poll, 47% in another poll, and 49% in a third poll. With those numbers the race seems wide open.

Mr. Lewandowski recently was subpoenaed before a House Committee that was looking for new nasty things to throw at President Trump by using Mr. Lewandowski. Instead Mr. Lewandowski made the democrat buffoons look like the complete and utter fools that they are.

My modest contribution to Corey’s campaign is my way of making a statement against the fake and corrupt news media in the U.S. which has almost ruined our great Republic.  Ms. Shaheen has a 90% ( Very Positive ) rating from liberal/progressive websites and less than a 5%  ( Very low ) rating from conservative websites.  However, my opposition to Shaheen results from her failure to propose any sane or sensible legislation as a U.S. Senator.

My advice to Mr. Lewandowski is to have a mailing address on your political website so I will know where to send the check. I do not give my credit card number over the Web. While New Hampshire is a purple state, it has not voted for a republican presidential candidate since 2000. In 2020, I believe that Trump plans to win New Hampshire and capture three congressional seats from the democrat party.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: The print media in New Hampshire seems less biased than the fake news media in other regions of the U.S. Also, it is extremely apparent that President Trump plans to capture a majority of votes in Nevada along with a congressional seat in Nevada. )

Editor’s Note 2: Donald Trump’s rally in New Mexico looked to many more like a lovefest that a campaign rally.  The people strongly supported Mr. Trump and it appears that Trump plans to win New Mexico in 2020 and gain republican control of the U.S. House.

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Will President Trump Destroy Himself ??

To assist my many readers, I would like to present a very short review of economics.  It is extremely readable and 100% factual. It is easily understood.

The central bank of the U.S. is known as the Federal Reserve or more simply the Fed.  The duty of the Fed is to set monetary policies in the U.S. that protects and promotes the welfare of the U.S. and all Americans who use the U.S. Banking system.  The Fed has a Board of Governors who are appointed by the President and approved by the U.S. Senate.  Each Governor on the Fed serves a 14 year term.  There are seven governors on the Fed.

The wisdom in the U.S. is that one governor’s term ends every two years.  This is very wise because when a new president is elected he/she does not have the right to remove the Board and appoint a new one.  One governor’s term ends every two years on February o1 of each even year.  So a one term President could appoint, at most, two governors to the Fed unless a member dies or resigns from the Fed.  This keeps a President from appointing an extremely liberal or an extremely conservative Fed all at one time.

The Board of Governors has the control of three aspects of monetary policy.  They are: 1) Open Market Operations, 2) The regulation of the discount rate, and 3) Reserve requirements of banks.  In this short article, the focus will be only upon the discount rate. All three are important, but the regulation of the discount rate is the most important.

The federal funds rate is often confused with the discount rate.  THE FEDERAL FUNDS RATE is the interest rate banks charge each other on loans used to meet reserve requirements.  The DISCOUNT RATE is the interest rate the Fed charges banks for a loan from the Fed. The discount rate is the rate that is set by the Fed.  The Fed can increase or decrease the discount rate.

I have five college and university degrees. My first three degrees specialized in psychology, mathematics, and the natural sciences.  After working for a number of years, I finally developed enough common sense to admit that I knew almost nothing about business and decided to work toward an MBA Degree. After 2.5 years of working during the day and completing graduate work at night, I earned an MBA degree in business.  I am glad I did because it opened up a totally new world of academic understanding for me.

Today, I am retired.  However, I try to complete two tasks each and every day. I try to do something kind for a deserving individual every day. Secondly, I try to learn new things each and every day.  Since I have a modest amount of funds invested in the stock market, I have studied economics, international economics, finance, and international finance for many years.  I study on my own and I would estimate that I have increased my knowledge in business by at least by twenty fold since I obtained my MBA degree.

There are a number of countries around the world that each have their own national debt just like the U.S. has a National Debt.  In order to finance a national debt, each country must pay interest to individuals, corporations, hedge funds, and other entities that buy some of the debt.  When world interest rates are high, a country must pay more money in interest to finance their debt.

Banks also pay individuals interest on some or all of the funds deposited by individuals.  Banks make money by paying little interest to depositors and then lend out some of their reserves at a higher interest rate.  Also, there are many federal laws that regulate banks in the U.S. and other countries have their own set of rules.

Now here is the issue and the main purpose of this article.  Some countries allow NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES. The definition of a NEGATIVE INTEREST RATE exists when a central bank sets the overnight interest rate to a number LESS THAN ZERO.  In essence banks are charging their depositors money just to deposit funds in a bank.

In my view, negative interest rates indicate a failure of a country’s central banking system to correctly manage the money supply and also to seriously damage the operations of a free market.

President Trump published the following tweet on 9/11/2019: ” … The USA should always be paying the lowest rate.  No inflation ! It is only the naivete of Jay Powell and the Federal Reserve that doesn’t allow us to do what other countries are doing. A once in a lifetime opportunity that we are missing because of “Boneheads.”

I admire many things that President Trump has done for the U.S. However, President Trump is not always correct.  This tweet is in effect giving the nod to negative interest rates in the U.S.  If President Trump continues to encourage the concept of negative interest rates in the U.S., I believe that it will destroy President Trump politically and undo many of his achievements.  Also, I would remind my President that he appointed Jay Powell to the Fed.  Yes, lowering interest rates to 0% would save a great deal of money in interest payments on our national debt, but it would damage the economy of the U.S. in at least six other areas and could bring on a world depression.

If the President truly believes in his tweet, I believe that he should speak directly to the American People using television time that a president can request.  I would respectfully remind the President that just because other countries are mismanaging their economies that does not empower the U.S. to make the same mistakes.

R. Van Conoley ( Editor’s Note: 1) The members of the Fed are designed to work directly for the American People and it is not within the President’s authority to attempt to intimidate the Fed. 2) Solid banking laws that have proved very efficient for decades since FDR was president have been foolishly modified by George W. Bush with assistance from Barack Obama.  3) Also, cryptocurrencies have come into existence and they are weapons of financial destruction and the laws that regulate our economy do not adequately address cryptocurrency.)

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Yellow Journalism At Its’ Worst

The New York Times has displayed Yellow Journalism at its’ worst.  Any place that I trade with, I am now going to ask that they no longer carry the Fake Newspaper, The New York Times.

Individuals have the right to request that any corporation or business that they deal with should not carry an inferior product.  The New York Times is indeed, in my view, an inferior product and publishes fake news that promotes a political agenda while ignoring the truth and decent standards of journalism.

R. Van Conoley

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A Wise Saying – 179

The very essence of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the benefit of an individual or a party.       John Calhoun

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Remembering 9/11/2001 On 9/11/2019

On September 11, 2001, America experienced a series of four coordinated attacks by the Islamic terrorist group known as al-Qaeda.  The attacks killed 2,996 people and injured over 6,000 others.

President Trump spoke on September 11, 2018, at Shanksville. Pennsylvania.  President Trump stated: ” We’re gathered together on these hallowed grounds to honor the memory of nearly 3,000 souls who were murdered on this day….  We’re here to pay tribute to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who rose up, defied the enemy, took control of their destiny, and changed the course of history.  Today we mourn their loss.  We share their story. And we commemorate their incredible valor………

” We grieve together for every mother and father, sister and brother, son and daughter who was stolen from us at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and here in this Pennsylvania field.  We honor their sacrifice by pledging to never flinch in the face of evil and do whatever it takes to keep America safe…. ”

R. Van Conoley

 

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