Understanding Affordable Healthcare

The key to a Health Care System that lasts, is THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED

What is wrong with ObamaCare is its coercive elements, those places where it bypasses free choice.


There is such a wide spectrum of opinions on the subject of healthcare that I have concluded the BEST SOLUTION IS TO GIVE HEALTH CARE BACK TO THE STATES. This allows for local solutions.  One or another of the states is going to get creative and they will come up with a workable system.  Then the nation can follow.

Here are some things to look at when designing a good healthcare system:

One: The High Cost of Medical Toys (tools)  

I went for my annual eye-check today I was charged double for the ELECTRONIC MONITORING of my glaucoma. That is right; the cost for the test went up 100%.in a period of only one year.  Now this is a test that is useful to the doctor but it doesn’t actually fix anything.  I want to point out the doctor was using the same machine as last year, no new costly training needed for the doctor or tech, no new facilities were needed.  The facilities had not even been renovated.


Two years ago I decided I should get my heart checked – live in the mountains two hours from a hospital.  NOTE WELL: I was fine just fearful.. I went in to the heart hospital and got my EKG a quick and satisfying outcome – well no, not quite. While the EKG had reassured me my heart was fine, that was not the end of story.  They then slapped me with a Doppler electronic test, an Echo test and several other electronic tests whose names I cannot pronounce and cannot remember. I do remember the bill though, which was over $500.00 which my insurance was unwilling to pay. So much for CONSENT OF THE PATIENT!

Last week I went in for an X-ray – I had fallen on my knee. It wasn’t a bad fall but I am seventy-six years young and so it seemed like a good idea to do a quick check for broken bones.  They wanted to charge me $45.00 for the X-ray and that was just the co-pay.  I walked out without getting the X-ray.

A plummer pays for his own set of tools, so does a carpenter, so does an electrician. Why are we being charged exorbitant prices for doctor tools?

The only way such costs get paid is by passing them along via Big Government. 

I left the clinic and was going to Wal-Mart where I needed to buy a pillow.  I estimated the cost at $15.00 – It was $2.97.  As I was leaving the store I saw a little black top similar to the one I had bought a year ago for $10.00; its cost was $5.95 and I snapped it up.

After all by refusing the X-ray I had just saved myself $45.00, hadn’t I?

Point made?


Two: Insurance is designed so that the healthy end up paying for the sick. 

The Idle Rich (Big Pharma) are colluding with the idle poor (Welfare) to pass the cost of Health Care along to the hardworking, healthy Americans in the middle class.

Unfortunately after or during a recession, there are more sick than healthy, productive Americans. So insurance costs rise. It eventually reaches a point where the burden is just too big for the average hardworking American family. The only way Insurance and Big Pharma and Big Medicine get paid IS BY GETTING CONGRESS TO UNDERWRITE THE COSTS. Hence ObamaCare.  Judge Roberts correctly said, ObamaCare is a tax.

You add in the health care costs of twelve billion illegal immigrants not to mention refugees, an aging population, and the only way Big Pharma & Big Medicine gets paid is by government subsidy. Is this what this debate is all about?


The biggest  danger in this  situation is is that there are Socialists who favor a single payer system. That would compound the problem passing along the health burden in the form of exorbitant taxes to the already overburdened middle class.

This bypasses the CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED.


Three: Big Pharma Profiteering
Have you ever wondered how much profit Big Pharma Makes on its Drugs?

A congressional investigation into the exorbitant costs of Healthcare is long overdue.

The swamp dwellers also have to be paid by Big Pharma and yes we the forgotten men, the hard working men of America are also picking up the tab for this.


Lest Democrats get smug finding two leading Republicans in the swamp, Big Pharma has targeted both parties. (Source: opensecrets.org)


We the tax payers are paying for these bribes.

Now let’s look at the high cost of drugs:

Statin drugs are very expensive–a course of Statins for a year costs between $900 and $1400. They constitute the mostly widely sold pharmaceutical drug, accounting for 6.5 percent of market share and 12.5 billion dollars in revenue for the industry. Your insurance company may pay most of that cost, but consumers always ultimately pay with higher insurance premiums.

Payment for Statin drugs poses a huge burden for Medicare, and the insurance companies. Were this not the case more money could be made available for truly lifesaving medical measures. Know that there is no pain or sensation associated with high cholostrol.  It is another of these drugs Big Medicine has to first persuade seniors they are sick. They do this by monitoring the cholesterol count in the blood. Statin drugs create liver damage and a major byproduct is weak and feeble muscles. I chose not to take the Statin drugs on finding it made me weak and feeble. The one thing I do not want to be is a burden in my old age.

Pharma lowered the threshold of Statin Drugs from 240 to 200 and the number sits at 180. Yet it seems little evidence that Statin drugs benefit and much evidence that they add to the discomfort of old age. If we give Big Pharma and the doctors the benefit of the doubt we still have to hold in question WHY BIG PHARMA LOWERED THE CHOLESTEROL NUMBER from 240 to 200 to 180?

It is not only Statin drugs that cost the American taxpayers billions.  Here is a random selection of some of the more frequently prescribed drugs. (You will notice that already the consumer price of the drug is too high for the average American to pay, unless some insurance company or the Government picks up the tab.)

Prozac 20 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $247.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.11

Percent markup: 224,973%

Tenormin 50 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $104.47
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.13

Percent markup: 80,362%

Vasotec 10 mg
Consumer price (100 tablets): $102.37
Cost of general active ingredients: $0.20

Percent markup: 51,185%

Zoloft 50 mg
Consumer price: $206.87
Cost of general active ingredients: $1.75

Percent markup: 11,821%

And Big Pharma is laughing all the way to the bank.

The latest CASH COW  from Big Pharma is Vaccinations.

I come from a third world country and I made sure my son had all the needed inoculations to protect him and those around him. However I waited until he was seven years old so that there was no toxic overload on his developing systems.  He was seven years old and he received only seven inoculations. (1985)  I now have friends and family leaving California where coercive Vaccinations are being mandated.

So why are American children now subjected to 69 vaccinations?

Here is the typical Vaccination schedule:

AGE 12 hours:   1 vaccine
AGE 2 months:  8 more vaccines
AGE 4 months:  7 more vaccines
AGE 6 months: 8 more vaccines
AGE 12-18 months: 12 more vaccines
AGE 2-6 years: 13 more vaccines
AGE: 7-18 years: 20 more vaccines

GRAND TOTAL: 69 vaccinations

There is NO justification for mandating vaccinations. This bypasses the rights of informed parents. Mandatory vaccinations bypasses the CONSENT of THE GOVERNED

The first thing that struck me when I arrived in America was the enormous number of Advertisements for expensive drugs on the television.  I still cringe when I see them. This advertising bypasses the professional responsibility (and integrity) of our doctors. They are tasked with evaluating the advantages of a drug vs its downside- the toxic sideeffects. Yet in America they no longer have professional independence. Is it small wonder that many doctors accept kickbacks from Big PHarma as they go along to get along.

For nearly a century, doctors searched for an alternative to opioids. Then a drug company introduced a product that changed the way the pills worked. It led to a revolution that started with helping patients in chronic pain but  led to scores of doctors prescribing highly addictive drugs to patients with mere minor ailments. What may have begun at the turn of the century as doctor compassion for patients in pain,  is gradually being recognized as at best doctor ignorance and at worst willful profiteering. Today, the pain management field is still in disagreement about the safety of opioid therapy. Policymakers have only recently realized that over-prescribing of opioids is at the root of the problem.

It comes back to patient choice; THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. Has Big Pharma priced Big Medicine out of the market?

Four: Using the Force of Government to wipe out Natural Remedies

Currently we are in a war of ideas, for with the rise of Trump, the ideas of global are being challenged. What we are up against with Health Care is the insidious lure of socialized Medicine, something embraced by the global elites. .

What the Democratic and Republican Senators do not seem to understand is that we have a common enemy. Good Health Care is not a partisan matter.

When the GOP won the House, the Senate, the Governors and the White House two outstanding initiatives introduced by First Lady 44 fell into disrepute. When a new regime comes in they should inventory and KEEP what was good in the previous administration.

Firstly where before black workers were slightly bent and apologetic, they began to stand proud and tall.  Obama made some big mistakes in his eight years in office, primarily when he tried to bypass our heritage and the constitution,  but in giving black people a new pride, this was an amazing thing and Republicans should honor this. It will reflect in the health of the nation.

Despite the efforts by global to divide us that America actually reached a point where we COULD ELECT A BLACK PRESIDENT this was a big milestone. This was also good for the fashion industry as black women (in my view often more beautiful than whites) embraced color and style inspired by first lady 44, as never before.

Michelle’s influence on the nation was a good one. Her initiative to provide a healthy meal for schoolchildren was also thrown out after the GOP won the White House, the House, the Senate and the Governors. Her program was a good thing, although abused when it went coercive. (Where Obama lost his heritage was when he allowed “big brother” elements in, using the force of government to impose his view on the nation – in America you always lose when you BYPASS THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED.)

Michelle’s other initiative was also inspired and should be kept and reinforced. She taught Americans to grow a natural garden and to use vegetables and herbs in their cooking. She didn’t quite get there but she started in that direction realizing that much that can be done to improve the health of America through community gardens.  We should flow power to these initiatives. A lot of good tech to improve the health of the world in movements like PermaCulture.

The First Lady Club (I can dream) 

What if our wonderful First Ladies were to get together and form a club to encourage natural solutions in America.

I mean just think of it, what if Laura Bush, Michelle and Melania were to come together to form a club to lead and inspire Americans. These ladies are untouchable.

This is how we beat Big Pharma & Big Agri profiteering.  Being a first lady is all about setting a good example. All three ladies have proven records, Laura with Education, Michelle with Healthy lifestyles and Melania is just beginning to make her mark.

The American problem with HealthCare is not a partisan matter.

We have a common enemy.

A little history.

Western medicine relies on Big Pharma’s petroleum drugs, surgery and radiation.

Recently the Big Daddy of Oil – Rockefeller died.  What many do not know is that he was also the Big Daddy of Big Pharma now gone global.

While Rockefeller may be dead, his influence is still very much alive going all the way back to the early nineteenth century, started by his daddy William Rockefeller who was a snake oil salesman, touting a fake cancer cure. 

Before Rockefeller came along there were many different kinds of natural healing, many different healers, from faith healers to chiropractic and holistic medicine. At that time THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED WAS VERY MUCH IN. Consequently with many choices there was good healing, there was competition and prices were affordable.

Rockefeller hired a man called Abraham Flexnor who persuaded Congress that natural healing was unscientific quackery. Yes that is right, it was the same Rockefeller who said “Competition is a Sin”  and natural remedies are still Big Pharma’s biggest competitor. Flexnor pushed for the standardization of medical education and Congress legislated (erroneously) that only an allopathic based AMA could control and issue medical licences. Right at this point with true competition out of the window, the cost of Health Care became un-affordable. A sad story and perhaps the biggest successful scam from the biggest swamp-dweller operating corruptly during the twentieth century.

(Don’t get me wrong I am not against orthodox medicine. Ten years ago my sister had a front-on car accident and was given a 1% chance of living.  It was orthodox medicine (surgery) pulled her through.)

Orthodox Medicine has its place but when it decides it is the only game in town, it belongs in the swamp.

One last word to the GOP lawmakers now in power. Over the last century Big Pharma has gained much power and power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. (In order to clean up the swamp, an investigation into Bribery and Blackmail of our lawmakers is indicated – only then you can craft a good HealthCare plan.)

The global socialists are completely out of touch with CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED. Both Democrats and Republicans have a part to play in keeping our Constitutional Republic. Solving Health Care is vital to making America Great Again.

The best constitutional solution for Healthcare IS TO RETURN HEALTHCARE TO THE STATES.

This may also be critical to “making Planet Earth” great again.

losing-the-constitutionSo my message to lawmakers is this: Examine these mind blowing facts.and then make informed choices

Quote for the Month

That’s why I think the answer is not more of Obamacare, more government control, more of what got us in this mess. Rather, the answer is empower you. Give you choices. Lower prices. Lower premiums. Lower deductibles. Empower you and put you back in charge of your health care. – Ted Cruz


 About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) writes political satire. You can read more at http://www.grandmathunder.com



Understanding ObamaCare

The Old Boys Club, the Senate, failed to repeal and replace ObamaCare

With all that Global and Big Pharma money up for grabs, one has to ask, did Mitch McConnell ever really intend to fix ObamaCare?

Time to push TERM LIMITS in the House and the Senate. With one stroke of Trump’s pen we could get rid of McCain, Graham, McConnell, Maxine Waters, Pelosi, and Schumer, problems to freedom and America, all. Our lawmakers are becoming senile.

ObamaCare creates more jobs for the IRS than doctors. So how do more IRS agents keep you healthier than a doctor?

The Senate should revisit the history of Obama’s deeply flawed HealthCare bill: ObamaCare is/was quite simply BAD LEGISLATION and as so, it is unsustainable.

As a law, ObamaCare was never crafted with legislative integrity. It was passed by Democrats with not a single Republican voting for it. It could not have become the law of the land had there not been legislative shenanigans used by Harry Reid to force it through.

We call ObamaCare a coercive law. There were people being forced to buy HealthCare Insurance they neither needed nor wanted.  Coercive laws and coercive (big brother) government is the biggest threat to our Republic (and to the world) at this time. 

In 2009 Harry Reid  was confident he “just” had the 60 votes to get ObamaCare passed; however according to congressional rules such a bill could not originate in the Senate; it was a revenue bill. So Reid went ahead and found an old (passed) Senate bill HR3590 (a military housing bill) and stripped the bill of its original language, thereby creating ObamaCare. Huh? Duh? You get it? That’s right. ObamaCare began with a confused identity.

There were other problems to making this law: Way back then the house wanted to make some changes to the bill and the house-amended version was scheduled to go back to the Senate for final approval.  Unfortunately in the interim democratic Senator Teddy Kennedy died, and was replaced by a Republican. Hello! Reid no longer had the 60 votes to get ObamaCare passed so once again he had to resort to underhand dealings.

This is what happened: The House would pass the Senate’s original bill (with no changes). Then they would table all the changes they wanted AND THIS THEY CALLED RECONCILIATION. Then they would pass the reconciliation bill. Hello! This was legislating? Excuse me? Of course it was all illegal but you see it was all so complicated that they got away with it.

Do you wonder ObamaCare is difficult to undo? It was a bill crafted from the FAR LEFT with no support from the RIGHT. So do you wonder the Freedom Caucus recently reacted by trying to craft a bill from the FAR RIGHT. That is how it goes: Action and Reaction. There has to be BALANCE TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE LEGISLATION. Trump understands this.

We all knew that ObamaCare was in no way created by politicians; but instead by Big Pharma for Big Pharma. Did not Big Pharma even bribe a judge when this patently illegal bill was challenged in court?  Sadly the bill included Saul Allinsky benefits and so with some (unethical Americans and illegal immigrants along for the ride) it became popular. Many eager to ride the gravy train.

The old Harry Reid/Obama WAY OF DOING BUSINESS (which is not good for America) has to change.

One bill, one subject

Enough time for legislators to read the bill

Time for we the people to study and discuss the bill.

An up & down vote (60 majority as necessary)

Could anything be more simple?

Why is this relevant?
What is essentially wrong with ObamaCare is that TWO different legislating sets have been combined into one  WELFARE  and HEALTHCARE are two different sets with different applicable rules and two vastly different IDEAL operating bases. So a good lawmaker makes different laws for each of them. With Healthcare consumer choice and free competition are the senior data, with Medicaid the senior datum is compassion. Americans are not unkind and help where they can, if they can without bankrupting the nation.

NOTE WELL: there is a long, long history of the wily Obama (with the help of Boehner) socking it to Congress. There is also a long history of the effete GOP establishment going along to get along, pocketing bribes from corporate America, especially bribes from Big Pharma. (Investigating these bribes over the last eight years would be a fruitful Gongressional Investigation)

Then we can  put that all behind us? Let’s all move forward in integritywith a new sheriff in town.


With Obama’s legacy on the line now and the House having passed the first GOP HelathCare bill,  the global forces (historically lined up with McConnell and the Republican RINO Senators) are coming into play. We are talking a lot of money here.

Add into the mix that good conservative men, Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee want a full repeal. The Tea Party is also crying loud and clear for full repeal as promised.

Trump’s dealing skills and leadership will be put to the test as he gets good HealthCare for America passed by the Senate.

For those uncommitted to supporting Trump on Health Care,consider this: It is possible to put a man (unrestrained) in a pot with a comfortable temperature. He is sitting there comfortable so of course he doesn’t jump out. Then increase the temperature 5 degrees every half hour and, guess what? Eventually you can boil that man alive.  I don’t know how true this story is but I do know that using GRADIENTS.is a pragmatic way to go.

Trump cares about the middle man. He wants us all to have GREAT HEALTHCARE. He wants to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. But he also wants good legislation, a functioning law that will last and bring Healthcare costs down. He also wants to balance the budget and it seems HealthCare is making us insolvent. The Senate (composed mainly of men of good will)  would be wise to have Trump’s back for his are good goals, much needed by America right now.

After TrumpCare squeaked through the house, what was the worst that happened?  We had movie star Cher (worth millions) lamenting that she can no longer get free asthma medication. LOL. . The House Bill is brilliant. It is also kind and compassionate, not taking away care from those who desperately need Healthcare. Trump & Price & Pence have crafted a Healthcare bill that will dumb down the protests, yet over time still get to the the promised land. What is the promised land? Getting Healthcare out of Government. 

The new Trump HealthCare bill passed by the House rolls back ObamaCare on a gradient. That it still keeps some parts of the HealthCare organization (not the bill itself) is a plus, not a negative.  I talk here of the parts of the organization running smoothly.  Over the last eight years it is not just the the bill made changes, Medicine itself was changing, with new systems, new protocols, new HMOs and many, many new staff who have been trained.  Trump wants to keep America employed.  These are PRAGMATIC CONCERNS not to be sacrificed to ideology.  Handle the potential upsets of today, but keep the eye on the mountain and we get there tomorrow. Define “get there”: as getting Government out of Healthcare.

The main thing that has to be addressed is that the way Congress has been operating for the last eight years serving global rather than America, HAS TO CHANGE.

The very first thing to fix is weed out the old guard, (term limits) for they are going to find it the hardest to change. It is also they who are more likely to have tarnished moral compasses, and who have exploited the system. (bribes, blackmail and just plain self interest)  Each vote cast as a lawmaker should not be about stakeholders, but rather  for the greatest good.

Failing to repeal and replace ObamaCare is dangerous to to the GOP in 2018, and it is also dangerous to the FREEDOM OF AMERICA  and the FREEDOM OF THE WORLD.

Alinsky’s radical rules are a simplification of Lenin’s plan for conquest of the world. In Lenin’s writings “we the people” are called “Useful Idiots” to be scammed, manipulated and used. It is planned to use our need for healthcare to entrap us.

  1. Class Warfare: Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor, and all other factions. Pit one faction against the other. Easier to keep the people down, if you keep them busy fighting each other.
  2. Religion: Religion brings with it a Moral Code that is at best awkward for the crooked elite, and at worst dangerous. Elites MUST remove God from all things public.
  3. Education – take control of what people listen to or watch or read. Also take control of the Education agenda; what children are taught will define our future.
  4. Welfare – take control of all aspects of welfare – if the people are beholden to the State they will be too afraid of losing their livelihood to revolt.
  5. Gun Control – you have to remove the ability of the people to defend themselves against an oppressive government.
  6. Increase Debt – in this way you can increase taxation, poverty and fear.
  7. Poverty – Increase poverty – poor people are far easier to control
  8. Healthcare – Control Healthcare and you control the people

Senators should also GIVE TRUMP HIS DUE.  He is the right man for his time. He is very deserving of GOP support.

Trump is tasked to save the world from global corruption, from a global BIG BROTHER who wants to destroy America. For Trump to succeed he desperately needs the full, unqualified support of a principled GOP Senate, a principled GOP of Congressmen, excited and active Tea Party volunteers, an army of Trump Train social media supporters and WE THE PEOPLE.

He doesn’t have all that many clean hands around him to help him DRAIN THE SWAMP.

Quote for the Week

When you open your heart to Patriotism there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us” How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.” Donald Trump 


 About the Author
Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) writes political satire. For more information go to www.grandmathunder.com

Seven Fake Narratives; Seven Deadly Sins

 False Narratives Trap us, it is the Truth that sets us Free. 


Don’t believe blindly what you hear on TV; we are blessed with computers to help us seek out and find the truth.

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo, seeking to falsify perception, or to create a false reality to justify a criminal act.

“Derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

You can often recognize the propaganda because it is riddled with generalities. Clinton is crooked, Trump is racialist, Trump is anti-women, Ben Carson is delusional.

Truth is specific. It will supply the who, when, where, why and how.  Good leaders embrace specifics when they speak to the people.


False Narrative #1: America is a Democracy – False
America is a Constitutional Republic


At the time of its writing our constitution was muddied by corrupt slave owners, yet contrary to partisan politics we have actually cleaned house, amended the constitution to include all and everybody and moved beyond bigotry.

The reason America became a Super Power is because our system of government IS UNIQUE; it is a brilliant system that rejects the “Might is Right” of the kings of old and is different from any other political constitution in the world. We allow our elected representative to govern ONLY with the consent of the governed.

We are a nation rich in the heritage of LIBERTY.

America in 2016 rejected “Might is Right” in favor of rule of law, balance of power, consent of the governed and a rich history of freedom.

In a Constitutional Republic the Executive is equal but not greater than Congress, equal but not greater than the Courts and in the final analysis all three are policed by the people.

We support the system (and our elected leaders) because that is who we are, American.

False Narrative # 2  Trump and his Patriots are White Supremacists – False 

pullharderThis is a narrative being spread by the far LEFT

Take Charlottesville:

  • Jason Kessler who organized the Charlottesville has past ties to Obama.
  • In February the Mayor of Charlottesville Signer, claimed the dubious honor of LEADING THE RESISTANCE
  • The presiding (Obama) judge refused a request for a better venue for the rally, a bigger place where law enforcement would have time and space to bring warring factions back under control. 
  • The police were ordered to stand down AND NOT DO THEIR JOB to bring order. It is not clear if this order came from the Governor or the Mayor.
  • Brennan Gilmore (witness to the car crash) is a deep state, CIA operative. 
  • The car had its licence plates changed and was not being driven by its owner. 
  • Global sympathizers (McCain, Rubio, Corker, Romney) rushed to FAKE NEWS to attack Trump – are they afraid of losing their unfair privilege?
  • All have financial ties to George Soros whose open Foundations fight American Exceptionalism, America First, God, Family, and the Constitutional Republic?
  • Swamp dwellers lose $$$ under a Trump Presidency (Clue: big climate change (EPA) subsidies, Big UN subsidies, Big banking bail outs, Big Pharma & Big Agri subsidies, Money for foreign imperial wars, taxpayer funding for investigations based on phobia and fabrication( Mueller),
  • and then there are THE VERY HIGH COSTS OF unwanted refugees and illegal immigrants.
  • Kessler, Signer both spoiled Academics have not worked a day in their lives. Totally inept and totally unable to differentiate Patriots from White Supremeists 
  • There is only one person even more inept than they and that is Terry McAulliffe Corrupt Democratic Governor of Virginia who claimed the “white supremacists” had hidden several caches of weapons in Emancipation and McIntyre parks. He lied. 

All in all this was orchestrated rabble rousing, and the false narrative continues to be pushed by those in the swamp. 


False Narrative #3  Russia caused Hillary to lose the election – False

America chose Trump because he promised to restore our Constitutional Republic (from which Hillary & Obama had strayed)

Russophobia is largely fabrication, wishful thinking. 

I suspect the source on this is the rich, diabolical financier, SOROS
He explains his influence here in his own words.

“Our inclination is to engage in activities and with actors that will
understand and counter Russian support to movements defending
traditional values.”

Let’s rather look at this Russian narrative IN THE LIGHT OF WHAT IS GOOD FOR AMERICA AND FOR THE WORLD.

trump-russiaLow information voters NEED AN ENEMY and they and their global handlers have selected Putin to be the scapegoat.

Left leaning voters blame Putin for the Wikileaks dump that exposed the Clinton, Soros and DNC corruptions.  Wikileaks denied the data came from Russia. Putin has denied that he played any part in this data dump. Know that disinformation in the Intel community is routine; it is a confused area as it seems hackers are able to leave false footprints and so far (MSM propaganda notwithstanding) no investigation has actually elicited any hard facts. Until Assange is willing to reveal his sources the data dump that proved Hillary and the DNC crooked could have been Seth Rich (disgruntled DNC operative), SOROS (Open Society Foundations)  it could even be China or EU or any rogue Russian hacker out to make a buck. Fake Media and the LEFT accuse Putin of lying.  The truth is WE JUST DON’T KNOW.

Until we have real facts it is not a nice thing OR A WISE THING to accuse the leader of a powerful NUCLEAR nation of lying, done nothing to harm America in this century. Putin has signaled he wishes to work with Trump. Is this not a good thing?

Here are some facts we do know: We know is that Clinton and Podesta were woefully inept at protecting their computer data. Even if there were any collusion between Russia and Trump Team ( both wary of the global agenda) the IMPORTANCE HERE IN THE WIKILEAKS DUMP IS THE CORRUPTION not the leaks.  Why are the Democrats so upset? Is there something else bad we still need to find out about them?

Again. it is a far-fetched assumption that the Wikileaks dump even caused Hillary to lose. It proved her crooked, true, but that didn’t win the election. When Trump Team switched from attacking her as “crooked”  to attacking her as WEAK it was a game changer and Russia had absolutely nothing to do with that. .

America is experiencing its third crisis; the assault on God & traditional values. Trump has two crimes. One he won the election. Two he supports “America First.” and has rejected the open border, suicidal thinking of global. 

If we look at the bigger picture (and at the history) can we see that we are mad at Putin and Putin is mad at us because of Crimea and the Ukraine. If we take these Eastern European nations out of the equation could Americans perhaps accept that Putin is a benevolent dictator? Lot of evidence that he loves his people and his country and that Russia under Putin is far better for Russians than any prior Russian leader before in history.

(I personally re-evaluated Russia when I found stories on social media where Russian boots on the ground were cleaning out the mines making the space safe for children in Syria.  I also heard of Russians holding concerts in bombed out buildings, using aesthetics to lift the morale after the horrors of war.  Didn’t see Americans doing that, didn’t see Syrians doing that and definitely didn’t see anybody from Saudi Arabia trying to improve conditions on the ground. Rough, I mean rough what America, Saudi Arabia and the world has done to Syria).

Like Donald Trump, it is true that Putin is no golden boy, but we need to realize that he has seen through communism, knows it doesn’t work, likes orthodox Christianity for its morality, and supports the doctrine of sovereign nations. He doesn’t like global but then nor does Trump or his supporters. If you listen to the Putin interviews by Oliver Stone you will also hear how deeply he feels about preventing a nuclear holocaust, something that could end planet Earth.

We see that Politicians like John McCain (bought and paid by SOROS) have Putin firmly in their cross hairs.. Differentiate between the New World Order and America for they are not the same thing.

I think Putin sees this and is this why he supports Trump.

Painting Putin as enemy number one, without proof or evidence of harmful actions to Americans or America, could lead to WW3 and that is not good for any world citizen.


False Narrative #4 The GOP is bad, & Trump has grown horns – false
This false narrative is being used to justify violence and criminality.


Once upon a time political discourse was about ideas. Now we have identity politics. With low information voters unable to grasp the ideas on which this country was founded, they vote for those who give the better benefits. Such are called “useful idiots” for they are used by political consultants and the international elites.

This all  began when Karl Rove encouraged by H.W Bush invented the NEGATIVE ATTACK AD. Way back in Bush-Daddy-Days (1993-1998) he invented and perfected the negative attack ad.  It is this political attack ad that has created a toxic, fearful & divisive political climate in Washington.  The idea of the negative attack is to define your opponent as bad, before he is able to get to your weaknesses. While the attack ad was evolving it was played out a lot with half-truths. Political consultants would take a small piece of truth and spin it,  the lie deriving its power from the altered truth. We see this in the Russian narrative.

The attack ad is now politics as usual.   High paid political consultants call it a science. It’s not. However they do have a bucket full of very dirty tricks. One dirty trick is to  repeat a lie often enough and they believe it then becomes true. Is this why they beat the false Russian narrative to death? Boring!!!!

Tell you something, it isn’t working and this is why: People are not all the same, they think differently so you have to talk to each one directly, the collective message is way out of touch – why rallies and social media work. Television and Main Stream Media with a collective control message, is dying and people have caught on to the Political Lies. 

Over the last eight years the idle rich have used the idle poor to steal from hardworking men in the middle. In 2016 the “Forgotten-Middle-Man” found a new champion and a movement was born.

Low information voters get their information, not through study, not through research on the web but from Main Stream Media. Main Stream Media is by nature oppositional, it is in their genes,  and so as a result almost everything the LEFT believes is also negative.

They are against global warming, against the 2nd Amendment, against the unborn, against the military, against American exceptionalism, against immigration reform and tax reform, but most of all they are against Republicans and Trump. This is a fertile climate for Marxists who specialize in demonization of their opponents. They want to destroy America.  The Islamic Caliphate also wants to destroy America.

How can Congress help? There is a simple fix and with their very lives now threatened will Congress have the courage to make the necessary changes? In Norway they limit the TV time allowed for political advertising.  Each party is given a slot to make their main points; no time allowed for knocking down political opponents. We should be doing the same thing here in America. Nobody enjoys these negative ads.  In some countries it is illegal to air Big Pharma ads. Does this not endanger our doctors?

Fix the false violent narrative embraced by the violent LEFT or we lose America.


False Narrative #5
American Citizens are “ENTITLED” to free healthcare, food stamps and free education – false

This socialist narrative was spread in the last election and taken to be true by some low information voters. In Socialism it is left to the State to distribute the wealth as they see fit.  They want to use high taxes to even the playing field. Entitlement requires “the force of government” to take from some and give to others.

Historically Socialism has led to anarchy which is followed by a dictator. The difference between Socialism and Marxism is that one is mild mannered and covert, while the other is overt and nasty. Antifa is a Marxist movement.

The communist Lenin created a set of rules to keep the power for the elites. His ideas were codified by Saul Allinsky, a favorite of Hillary Clinton and Obama.

Here is Alinsky’s advice to the crooked politicians who want to hold on to an elite and unfair privilege.

  1. Class Warfare:Divide the people into the wealthy & the poor, and all other factions. Pit one faction against the other. Easier to keep the people down, if you keep them busy fighting each other.
  2. Religion:Religion brings with it a Moral Code that is awkward for the crooked elite, and dangerous to them.  Elites MUST remove God from all things public.
  3. Education– take control of what people listen to or watch or read. Also take control of the Education agenda; what children are taught will define the future.
  4. Welfare– take control of all aspects of welfare – if the people are beholden to the State they will be too afraid of losing their livelihood to revolt.
  5. Gun Control– you have to remove the ability of the people to defend themselves against an oppressive government.
  6. Increase Debt– in this way you can increase taxation, poverty and fear.
  7. Poverty– Increase poverty – poor people are far easier to control and keep under wraps.
  8. Healthcare– Control Healthcare and you control the people

Socialism in America crept up on us before we knew it. 

It is flourishing in our universities and maybe this is why. Central to the fake narrative is a confusion regarding “rights” as defined in the American Declaration of Independence and “rights” as codified in the United Nations Bill of Rights. These “rights” mean different things.

Jefferson affirmed that in a free society government is not valid UNLESS it is derived from the CONSENT OF THE PEOPLE to so be governed. This was a new and very radical idea, timeless actually, as applicable today as it was then in the seventeen hundreds.

Jefferson talked about natural rights, rights inherent in human nature and there was a reason for this. The King’s England justified their form of government on heredity, class, race, and wealth. To give a higher validity to his revolutionary argument than “the divine right of kings” Jefferson claimed God-given rights or natural rights for America, God being higher than a mighty king.

One can spot those who wish to destroy our country by their godlessness and/or attack on the spirit or on religion.

It is important to differentiate between the American Constitutional “rights” and the “rights” as listed in the articles of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a stable datum for the European Union.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was a giant leap forward for a world dominated by oppression. However, recognize that it isn’t on a par with what was given to us by the Founding Fathers. This is important, because certain international trade treaties were designed to replace the balance of power embraced in the American Constitution, elevating the ideas of the United Nations as higher than our heritage.

What they miss is that it is our constitution with its inherent balance that polices corruption. A corrupt country can never be great or prosperous.


The there is the consent of the governed. A coercive government taking from some and giving to others WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT cannot last. There has to be a fair distribution and agreement across teh boards.

Here sits a child at the threshold of life, having great potential in America, even although female she has all opportunity. She would also ahve it if she were black.

However  she is going to have to work for it, going to have to learn, to get herself well-educated.

If she depends on the government for a hand-out or a hand-me-up she will fail.


False Narrative # 6 Hillary won the Popular Vote – False.
That Hillary won the popular vote is more PROPAGANDA than it is truth.

QUEEN hILLARYQueen Hillary was crowned by Wall Street. America did not want her.

Trump won the Electoral College by a Landslide. It was stated Hillary won the popular vote but this is questionable when you take into account results from third party candidates and voter fraud.  In 2016 America was clearly leaning right even in the popular vote.

Relevant to the popular vote narrative is also evidence of voter fraud where illegals were voting for Hillary. Judicial Watch has uncovered massive voter fraud in South Carolina. Judicial Watch uses Freedom of Information and legal suits to get at the truth.


False Narrative # 7
Trump and the GOP are Racists – False 

“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make our world safe for diversity.”  – John F. Kennedy

Let us examine the facts here: Trump has employed persons of every race, pays women much or more than men,  As an employer his company history shows him in no way a bigot.

He stands for law and order and our constitutional republic.

Where he clashes with the  LEFT is that he expects all Americans to learn a trade, get a job, support their families and contribute to the nation. He expects Americans to follow the law. He sees all men as equal, provided they are legal under the law.

We have serious situation with immigration and refugees in America and it is a situation that was not of Trump’s making. There is much lawlessness South of the Border and we do not want it spilling into America. Crime from unvetted immigrants and refugees has become a problem to the safety of America.

We have eleven million plus immigrants living illegally in America and although this number has dropped under Trump, until the wall is built we have no control over criminal elements entering our country.

More than half of illegal immigrants came here to escape poverty or crime in Mexico (and more recently they are coming from other Latin American countries) What is bad is we have political players like SOROS funding this influx of low, uninformed, uneducated immigrants into America, useful idiots that Soros believes will vote democrat.  The Left accuses the GOP and Trump of meddling in the elections but this is classic gerrymandering.  There is a political agenda.

Mexico, beautiful country, same continent ask yourself why Mexico is poor and America rich? Reason: they don’t have and honor our constitution or have our language rooted in rule of law.

The solution is not for us to accept these people in our country for they threaten our safety and are a welfare burden.  The sane and the compassionate solution is for America to teach Mexico how to control their drugs and crime and to show them how to put in a workable system of government.

Trump did not create the illegal problem, yet he has been willing to face it and handle it.

Congress makes the laws, the judges interpret the laws, and the President exists to enforce the laws. Trump may be the first president in a long time actually doing his job but sadly he is obstructed on every side.

Proving again that Trump is in no way racist and a strong supporter of Diversity is the choice of school for his son Barron. Not following in the tradition of past presidents, the Trumps looked afield for a stimulating environment but also one rich in diversity

Eight years ago before the rise of inverse racism there was a strong push within corporate America to foster diversity.  One of the most successful programs was the art-centered diversity event. The best of all cultures is found in the art and music, and this raises morale and shows us we are all the same, although delightfully different.

Man is not the color of his skin, the size of his nose or even his genetic heritage.

We are spiritual beings, and first and foremost, we are Americans, one nation under God.


To put it all in perspective, watch this video: mind blowing facts.

The income inequality is something America has to address but not by embracing socialism but rather by policing corruption.

The biggest criminalsdanger to the current administration is interference from swamp dwellers who have enjoyed an unfair advantage. They have gamed the system and want to keep on doing it.

It is Trump who now stands in their way and oh so badly they want to nail both he and Putin and get back to corrupt business as usual.

We now have the Mueller investigation: Will it be honest?

I call on all men of good will to stand up for good government.

The world is on the tipping point and we do not want another world war.

Definition of black propaganda – with lies and innuendo, seeking to falsify perception, or to create a false reality to justify a criminal act. Watch for this.

You can also recognize it because it is filled with name-calling – Putin is a thug, Trump a Russian agent. No specifics are supplied to  back up the accusation. The intent here is to demonize, an immoral political play. There is always a hidden agenda in demonization and in this day and age, sadly, the agenda seems to be to have America fail.  

You will find that those who profit from propaganda lack a moral compass and are inevitably found to be dwelling in the swamp.

Don’t believe blindly what you hear on TV; we are blessed with computers to help us find the truth . . .

Be sure you come down on the side of good. With the world on the tipping point it is not the time to do nothing. Stand up and be counted.


Seven Deadly Sins (Mahatma Ghandi) 

Wealth without work
Pleasure without conscience
Knowledge without character
Religion without sacrifice
Science without Humanity
Business without Ethics

Politics without Principle

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Lynn Verhoeff (Grandma Thunder) writes political satire. More at www.grandmathunder.com.  She writes about the conflict of our times: The Digital Revolution and its relation to the American Constitution.  You can follow at fb Grandma Thunder – an Independent Voice


The Ogre in the Closet (2017)

Will 45 be swallowed up by corporate cronyism as was 44?

Or will he DRAIN THE SWAMP and out-create the FISCAL DANGER?  


The real problem with ObamaCare is fiscal. The books are just not balancing.

The real problem with the Resistance is the money: Too many corrupt parasites losing government hand-outs they have grown used to, from Obama

The real problem underlying Justice is that during the Obama years, the corrupt corporations (crony capitalism) and their crooked lobbyists were able to get their greedy hooks into the Deep State, the Pentagon, and our justice system. They have been mis-using the force of government to keep an unfair privilege. Huge problem with government contractors (& lobbyists)

Trump (45) has signaled an end to this corruption. He is standing in their way and they have decided he must go.

Let’s become historians and take an objective view of the last eight years (fiscally)

Here is the real problem. Each time the debt ceiling goes up, so does the spending; non-military or essential spending can be broken down into crony-contracts and pork


I am going to take the year 2013 as the microcosm that illustrates the macrocosm of what we are facing in Washington today.

Every September our “trusted” lawmakers follow the same cycle that has played out in each of many prior fiscal showdowns, with many prior Presidents, Congresses and Senates. This budget is traditionally crafted in secret and typically given to lawmakers to vote at the very last minute. Just before the vote the pork is shoveled in.

As the nice Government Men approach the edge of the fiscal cliff, they posture and bluster, spin their agendas and propagandize. Finally they settle on a deal that they can all live with, the bribes are paid and all agree they have crafted something good for Republicans and for Democrats alike. What is never said, but what is true, is that once again corporate America is making out like a banshee.

The final bill is invariably a very bad deal for the taxpayer.

We heard a lot during the Obama years about the fight over automatic budget cuts — otherwise known as sequestration — these apparently went in but it didn’t solve the problem of the overspending. On the other hand it was very much part of the spin, of how they hide an issue away in the dark closet where taxpayers do not go looking.

Of all the Presidents, sadly Obama has the worst spin and spending record.


The amount of debt the nation is now carrying is astronomical and each time the ceiling is raised spending rises commensurately. The debt ceiling has been raised 11 times since 2001 and each time the federal spending went up.

Here is a fun-fact: Most Democratic politicians in the house and in the Senate opposed raising the debt ceiling during the administration of George W. Bush.  In fact in 2006 a freshman Senator called Obama said:

“Mr. President I rise today to talk about America‘s debt problem. The fact that we are here today to debate raising America‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government cannot pay its own bills. Increasing America‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally . . . America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”

Just after winning his second term in 2013 Obama had made a one hundred and eighty degree turnabout on the subject of money. He had learned to use the idle poor to reward his buddies, the idle rich (Buffet, Citigroup)

Lots of favors ere being called in after Obama’s 2012 election and he desperately needed to lift the debt ceiling to meet his obligations.   In 2013  he solved the fiscal cliff by shelving the legislation. This has become a classic ploy used by Democrats and Republicans to deflect attention from their fiscal irresponsibility.  Why-ever not hide contentious legislation way back in the big bad, black closet where all good taxpayers fear AND FAIL to look.

What a clever ploy. McConnell has become real good at it also, this is not a Democratic monopoly.  You can track the bribes to lawmakers at www.opensecrets.org.

Is this going to change under Trump? All the signals point in that direction. It seems that 45 is wide awake on all money issues. He wants to drain the swamp. This is why we voted for him.

To make him right let’s take a look at what was actually in that secret Fiscal Cliff legislation that got rammed through in 2013 under Obama when we weren’t looking?

Here are a few choice tidbits:

Out of Control

Don’t Panic – it’s all under Control

248 million for film production expenses (Hollywood gets a subsidy)

222 million for rum production in Puerto Rico

119 million for companies to hire Native Americans.

7 million for plug-in motorcycles

1 billion for tax credits for wind production.

Corporations and special interests received billions of dollars in tax relief and subsidies. (Big-agri got 5 billion to subsidize farmers in 2013) Do we want our government to pay big farmers to poison us?. Monsanto is still blocking fair labeling laws.

The 2013 bill allowed taxes to increase for 77% of Americans, thanks to the expiring payroll tax holiday.  Because Congress failed to extend the payroll tax cut, an individual who earns $26,000 per year was forced to pay over $500 per year in new taxes – that’s $20 taken straight from each paycheck. The bill effectively raised taxes on every American because it failed to account for any significant cuts in spending.  After all, every dollar of deficit spending is a future dollar that someone will have to pay in taxes down the road.

Kid on Pot with newspaper

Deferred constipation

This so-called “American Taxpayer Relief Act” was full of corporate welfare – targeted tax credits and subsidies for companies and industries. The bill actually spent $330 billion more than it took in with the tax hikes. So we the taxpayers of America are ripe for a tax-cut, and Trump has promised it to us. The problem, the crony corporate beneficiaries are having a conniption and fighting it.

Leader of the Senate is back to his old corrupt habits, BUYING VOTES.  With a corrupt Bronco in charge, lawmakers specially our corrupt lawmaker from Alaska bucks the system, knowing full well she can squeeze it for everything she can.  Is this legislating? How does this fit with the constitution?  Freedom dies in the Senate UNLESS WE FORCE IN TERM LIMITS.

There is an ogre hiding in the depths of the big, black closet and he makes fools out of Democrats and Republicans alike; He gobbles up the freedom of Congressmen, Senators and Presidents;  and with the help of a corrupt MSM this global ogre keeps us at each other’s throats.

So I am asking all people of good will, be they voters or legislators, Democratic or Republican to shine the light of fiscal accountability into that big, black closet:

Social Security and Medicare are very much at risk, as their coffers have already been raided to facilitate the corporate-crony spending.

Bernie Sanders has come out advocating lowering the eligibility age of Medicare to 55 years.  He does not talk about how he is going to pay for it? Sensible to raise the elig-age to 70, after all medicine has advanced since 1965 when we first got Medicare which has worked very well. However, we are living much longer these days if we exercise and eat right, and responsible Americans (like me) (75) and my husband (80) are out there still working and taking a pride in contributing to the social contract.

We have one of the oldest presidents in recorded history (70) and he outlasts and out performs the best of thee rest of us.

But Bernie wants to to dump two decades of welfare recipients into the equation. In America we want partners not parasites. So Maxine Water, Lefties and socialists like Bernie Sanders, quit whining and get to work before it is too late for America.

Looming danger

Looming danger

The problem in 2013 was that the fiscal bill was 154 pages long (not too bad as we have had many more complicated bills designed to obfuscate)

NOTE: our lawmakers were given only 6 minutes to read the bill before voting. This happens far too often.

The solution:
The single subject rule is provided for by many state constitutions in the United States of America. Its purpose is to avoid complexity in laws, to avoid any hidden consequences that legislators or voters may miss when reading the proposed law. This in turn prevents politicians from sneaking unpopular legislation through, piggybacked on legislation which is more likely to pass.

For example, the constitution of Minnesota, Article IV, Section 17, requires that “No law shall embrace more than one subject, who shall be expressed in its title.”

Sadly neither the U.S. Congress nor the U.S. Constitution has such a rule so riders which are completely unrelated to the main bill are commonplace. These have been often put into bills at the last minute, so that all who read the legislation before actually voting will not have a chance to catch the pork..

Now do you understand why it is taking so long to craft and pass a good healthcare bill. You take Big Pharma out of the ObamaCare equation and the bill will go through promptly.

Now do you understand the Resistance?

Now do you understand all the noise from Main Stream Media.

Now do you understand Russo-phobia. The Russian Nothing-Burger has been thrown into that dark closet, and it is now rotten and beginning to smell.

Quote for the Week

While it is commonly believed to take two to make a fight, a third party must exist and must develop it, for actual conflict to occur – Hubbard.