For several decades now, Michael Johns and J. Michael Waller have ranked among the conservative movement’s most high-profile and influential foreign policy and national security experts, helping shape high-level American positions on some of the most complex and challenging threats confronting the United States both during and following the end of the Cold War.
Until recently, however, both Johns and Waller remained largely silent about their incredibly bold and intriguing experience as college students when, together, they were among only a very few Americans to visit the frontlines of Nicaragua’s civil war, where the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua’s communist regime were facing growing military opposition from the U.S.-backed anti-communist resistance forces, known as the contras, in one of the Reagan Doctrine’s highest-profile and most consequential Cold War conflicts.
In January 1984, Johns, then a University of Miami student, and Waller, a George Washington University student, were granted access to the contras’ primary base camp on the frontlines of this now historic Cold War conflict.
“We were intrigued by geopolitics, very committed to the Reagan vision of a strong America in the world and also anti-communism and sympathy and support for those who were rising up globally against it. That ultimately came to formulate what was known as the Reagan Doctrine, which was a centerpiece of American foreign policy from the mid-1980s until the end of the Cold War in 1991. The operating thesis—which was widely embraced by conservatives and Republicans and widely resisted by progressives at the time–was that the U.S. should be supporting those individuals who rise up against repressive communist regimes as part of our Cold War struggle…Nicaragua was the centerpiece to that. It was probably the most contentious and high profile of all those conflicts, and we had the opportunity to be one of the few Americans who got out into the base camps of the contras. We heard their stories individually and from a leadership standpoint, and we both went on to champion support for the contras and the broader Reagan Doctrine policy,” Johns said in the OAN segment.
Michael Waller on visiting the contras:
“We were supporting President Reagan. I was working here in Washington, D.C., and Mike was down at Miami. The left was very strong back then supporting the communists in Nicaragua and doing everything possible to prevent President Reagan from resisting them. The Soviet Union was expanding its presence around the world to choke us off, to cut off our supply lines, our sea lines of communication, and in our own hemisphere it had expanded its nuclear bomber base in Cuba, which it still uses today, flying its Tu-95 bombers off our Atlantic Coast, and its intelligence station there that the Chinese have now and supporting third world insurgencies; these were communist guerrilla and terrorist movements and subversive political movements that were working with them in an extremely well-run intelligence operation that was run by the Cubans under Soviet control. To get a Soviet foothold on the mainland of the Americas would be a mortal blow to our country…so supporting the Nicaraguan contras was key…,” Waller added in this OAN segment.
In the many years since their largely untold collegiate visit to this vital Cold War conflict, both Johns and Waller have gone on to prominent and influential roles in public policy, academia, government, and the private sector.
Biography: Michael Johns
As a foreign policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation, Johns led the foundation’s Reagan Doctrine initiatives and spent time on the frontlines of most of the world’s anti-communist resistance movements aided under the Reagan Doctrine. He returned to Central America in 1988 to assist contra military commander Enrique Bermudez in authoring his autobiographical essay, “The Contras’ Valley Forge: How I View the Nicaragua Crisis.” (Bermudez was later assassinated in February 1991 in Managua).
Johns also supported and visited Jonas Savimbi’s UNITA forces in Angola (Savimbi was killed in a firefight with Angola’s communist forces in 2002) and with the coalition forces in Cambodia that were engaged in opposing both Khmer Rouge forces and the Vietnamese-back government.
Johns went on to direct global programming at the International Republican Institute (IRI) and to serve as a senior aide to a Republican governor and senator, a White House presidential speechwriter, and one of the February 2009 co-founders and strategists in the immensely influential U.S. Tea Party movement, widely credited with the Republican victories in the U.S. House in 2010, the U.S. Senate in 2014, and in paving the way for former President Trump’s populist campaign victory in 2016. He has written for The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, National Review, and other global and national media.
Biography: J. Michael Waller
Waller is a senior analyst at the Center for Security Policy and a former professor and instructor at the Institute of World Politics, the Naval Postgraduate School, and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg. He holds a Ph.D. in international security affairs from Boston University and has written for The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and other global and national media.
I have officially found a new author that I am adding to my ‘favorites’ list. His name is Fred Lucas. He has written a superb book entitled: Abuse of Power: Inside The Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump. If you want the truth about what went on during the witchhunt to impeach Trump, this is the book. I can’t recommend it enough and I personally believe everyone should get a copy.
Just as I strongly suspected, President Trump’s enemies had a plan in place to remove him even before he was inaugurated. Leftists could not stand the way the election turned out and how Hillary Clinton lost, so they implemented a strategy to bring a sitting president down in a soft coup. That coup had many facets, but the impeachment angle was one of the key elements of their plan. The hit job culminated in an election-year impeachment trial.
In the beginning… of the impeachment, per Lucas:
“And I document this in there that one of the first actions taken was [Sen.] Elizabeth Warren actually put forward a Senate bill on emoluments saying that Trump would be committing a high crime or misdemeanor if he did not divest all of his business holdings immediately. That bill went nowhere, but it was sort of symbolic.”
“From that point on, you had [Rep.] Maxine Waters pushing forward … what she called the “Impeach 45” movement. It had like a whole host of liberal nonprofits such as Tom Steyer, John Bonifaz, who ran this group Impeach Donald Trump Now.”
“So these things are all in place, eventually, after the inauguration and they continued, people were pressing.”
“There were actually three impeachment resolutions against Trump that reached the House floor that Congressman Al Green had managed to force a House floor … vote on these resolutions, well before the Ukrainian phone call. So basically, the bottom line is the push to impeach Trump did not start with a Ukrainian phone call.”
You’ll be shocked to know that all of those who were gunning for Trump are Marxists and they are still key players as presumptive President-elect Biden gets ready to finish stealing the election. When they could not prevent Trump from being elected and then could not remove him once he became president, the left vowed they would not let him be reelected. It is my opinion that they rigged the election nine ways from Sunday. Does anyone really believe that Joe Biden received 15 million more votes than Barack Obama?
The book exposes:
Why the depths of the Biden family’s international conflict of interests extend well beyond Ukraine and Burisma.
Why Nancy Pelosi caved to The Squad to maintain her speakership.
How Adam Schiff pushed Jerry Nadler out of the key spot to lead the impeachment.
How Lt. Col. Vindman set the impeachment saga in motion.
How Elizabeth Warren tried to set an impeachment trap for Trump even before the inauguration.
How Democrats abandoned what would have been a crowning liberal achievement in gun control legislation in order to pursue an impeachment that was destined to fail in the Senate.
How Mitt Romney’s vote to convict likely prevented three moderate Democrats from rebelling against party leaders.
Lucas envelops you in the history of previous impeachments. Then he takes apart the impeachment charges against President Trump. His research is meticulous and fascinating. It’s political insider baseball.
He explains that all impeachments have occurred during a culture-war. Impeachment was always meant to be a difficult endeavor, not to be taken lightly, and definitely not to be used as a political weapon. But that is exactly what the Democrats did. Fortunately, they were unsuccessful. The Trump impeachment stands out because the previous three presidential impeachment inquiries were all based on actual alleged violations of the law. Trump’s wasn’t.
The author is an actual reporter who covered the White House and did a great job of it. Lucas is an endangered species… he factually reports the news. He is also an award-winning journalist who has written and reported for The Daily Signal, Fox News, Newsmax, TheBlaze, Townhall, The Washington Examiner, The Federalist, The National Interest, History Magazine Quarterly, The American Spectator, The American Conservative, and other outlets.
Lucas was at the forefront of Trump’s impeachment proceedings. He tells a must-read story of what occurred during the hearings and what surrounded them. He gives you excellent research and a historical backdrop that provides you a great deal of insight into what transpired… in effect, it was a massive abuse of power.
You can purchase a copy of Abuse of Power: Inside The Three-Year Campaign to Impeach Donald Trump on Amazon.
Thomas Klingenstein is the chairman of the conservative think tank, the Claremont Institute, and he’s an accomplished businessman. In this video, he is stating his private opinion and feelings. And he does it magnificently. Recently, he gave a speech entitled: “Trump 2020 A Man vs. A Movement” on YouTube that has since gone viral with over a million views. Rush Limbaugh promoted it as well. Why? Because Klingenstein lays out the stark choice between electing President Trump, who believes in America and freedom, and Joe Biden, who is a Trojan Horse for the Left who believes in Marxism, cancel-culture, and the destruction of the American way of life as we know it.
I’d like you to find 17 minutes you can spend uninterrupted and listen to this video from the Chairman of the Board of the Claremont Institute in CA. Mr. Klingenstein says that in normal times he wouldn’t even think of voting for President Trump! But… https://t.co/q5fqJzJXfA
This election is without a doubt the most important one of our lifetime. Probably the most important since 1860 and President Trump is the right man for the office at this point in time for America. He is what we need and possibly the one man who can pull us back from the brink of communism. It doesn’t matter whether you like him personally, look at what he has accomplished, and what he plans to do as well as what he stands for. Then look at Joe Biden… arguably the most corrupt vice-president we have ever had as a nation. He simply marinates in corruption daily and uses his family to accomplish his goals and enrich himself via the Ukrainians, the communist Chinese, or whoever else he can bilk.
Democrats would have you believe that this election is about Trump versus Biden. That’s not it and it is a critical point that even the Republicans seem to not grasp. It’s also not solely about race, the economy, or the Coronavirus. It is about the inherent goodness of America versus the evil of Marxism. This is the ‘change’ the Left has been trying to foist on this nation for decades and they now believe it is within their grasp. When Hillary Clinton lost in 2016 and failed to keep the Left’s plan on track, they panicked. Democrats simply could not let a loose cannon like Trump mess up their plans. So, they have unleashed the militant arm of the Democratic Party – Black Lives Matter and Antifa to bring chaos and bloodshed to our streets. This will continue whether Trump wins or not and the cold civil war the US has been mired in for several years now could very well go hot if the riots and unrest are allowed to continue. It will be aided by the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party – the media.
As Klingenstein has posited it, “the election is about America’s character: specifically, whether America is a good country or whether it should be canceled.” That is what all of this boils down to and I firmly believe that the vast majority of Americans believe in the goodness of our country. Republicans seem to be deaf, dumb, and blind when it comes to the orchestrated revolution raging in our streets. They don’t get that since a soft coup did not do the trick against Trump, that a color revolution is the next planned step for American communists. See George Soros and the Obama State Department who have conducted color revolutions across the globe. These two opposing views of America cannot coexist peacefully.
The Founding Fathers’ system of government was built on individual rights. The Left’s form of preferred government is based on groups’ rights and group-think which are based on communist principles. And as opposed to a Constitutional form of government where all rights are respected, the radical Left believes in the suppression of rights of those that disagree with them and the squelching of voices on media platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
Just look at the stated goals put forth by Biden, Harris, and the Democrats. They want to end the family unit, erase our history as a nation, throw open our borders to all, encourage live and at-will abortions, and strip us of our right to bear arms. If you view the 45 Communist goals for America, you will find that every single one of them is what the Democrats are pushing for right now and many have already been accomplished. And the Republicans have slept through it all not wanting to rock the political boat.
Remember when Michelle Obama said this: “Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” She meant it and it was a blatant announcement prepping Americans for what the Left had in mind for the United States. They are working hard at accomplishing it. If Americans are fearful to come out of their homes, are silenced at every turn, and fear for their jobs and families, then the Left will have succeeded at the subjugation of the freest nation this planet has ever known.
Democrats use the cry of ‘racism’ as a political bludgeoning tool to silence those who do not agree with them. But it is not racist to disagree with BLM, Antifa, or communism regardless of what they claim. Americans need to stand up and be heard no matter how hard the Left tries to silence them. Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” He was right and this is the time to speak up and act no matter the consequences or conservative Americans will surely learn what it is like to live in a totalitarian society replete with gulags and reeducation camps. The Left has already proposed this with the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”
Trump is a man of his time. He’s not perfect but he has the intestinal fortitude, common sense, bluntness, and willingness to fight that Americans need desperately at this moment. He loves America, the military, and our police. He believes in the rule of law and keeping our way of life good and just. Biden is a Trojan Horse for the Left that will deliver social justice, critical race theory, liberation theology, the Green New Deal, Marxism, crushing taxation, defunding of the police, and globalism… in short, communism.
Americans need to choose wisely on November 3rd because the fate of the Republic is at stake here. This is a choice between good and evil; Constitutional Conservatism or Cultural Marxism. On the one hand, you have the moral Right and on the other, you have the godless Left. It’s time to choose a side and fight for what we believe in. And President Trump is the man to lead that fight.
THOMAS KLINGENSTEIN: My name is Tom Klingenstein. I am the chair of the board of the Claremont Institute which is a conservative think tank, managing partner of a New York investment firm and playwright.
I wish to make three points. First, Trump is the perfect man for these times, not all times, perhaps not most times, but these times. Second, Republicans are not doing a good job explaining the stakes in this election. They must explain, and this is my third point, that the Democratic Party, which has been taken by its radical wing, is leading a revolution. This makes the coming election the most important one since the election of 1860. Let’s begin there.
Unlike most elections, this one is much more than a contest over particular policies—like health care or taxes. Rather, like the election of 1860, this election is a contest between two competing regimes, or ways of life. Two ways of life that cannot exist peacefully together.
One way of life, I’ll call it “the traditional American way of life,” is based on individual rights, the rule of law, and a shared understanding of the common good. This way of life values hard work, self-reliance, volunteerism, patriotism, and so on.
In this way of life there are no hyphenated Americans. We are all just Americans. Colorblindness is our aspiration.
The other way of life I call multiculturalism. Others call it “identity politics” or “cultural Marxism” or “Intersectionality”.
The multicultural movement, which has taken over the Democratic party, is a revolutionary movement. I do not mean a metaphorical revolution. It is not like a revolution; it is a revolution, an attempt to overthrow the American Founding as President Trump said in his excellent Mt. Rushmore speech. Republicans should say the same thing. Republicans everywhere, at every level, and at every opportunity.
Multiculturalism conceives of society, not as a community of individuals with equal rights but as a collection of cultural identity groups—defined by race, ethnicity, gender, and so forth. According to the multiculturalists, all these identity groups are oppressed by white males.
Their goal is to have each identity group proportionally represented in all institutions of American society. As should be immediately clear, achieving this proportional representation requires a never-ending redistribution of wealth and power from some groups—and not just from whites—to other groups. Such a massive redistribution can only be achieved by a tyrannical government and like in all tyrannies, one where dissenters are silenced.
In order to achieve this proportional representation, the Democrats require not just endless affirmative action but genuine socialism, open borders, unrestricted trade, seizing guns, sanctuary cities, and much more.
The Black Lives Matter/Democrats understand (which Republicans seem not to), that if they are to achieve this policy agenda they must get Americans to change their values, their principles, and the way they understand themselves.
They must get us to believe that national borders and colorblindness are racist; that we are not one culture but many; that the most important thing in our history—the thing around which all else pivots—is slavery. More broadly, the multiculturalists must get us to believe that we are unworthy—not just that we have sinned (which of course we have)—but that we are irredeemably sinful, or, in the language of today, “systemically racist.” And sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic and all the other “ists” and phobias. Simply put, multiculturalism must get us to believe we are bad.
This suggests one way to frame the coming election: as a contest between a man, Trump, who believes America is good and a man, Biden, who is controlled by a movement that believes America is bad. I do not think it is any more complicated than that.
For the multiculturalist to change traditional values and principles they must destroy, or radically restructure, the institutions that teach those values and principles. The most important of these institutions is family, but also very important is religion, education (which they have mostly destroyed already) and community life, replacing the latter with government bureaucrats. It is here—in these value-teaching institutions—that we see the underpinnings of the Revolution. This is where the real action is. Republicans seem to be missing in action.
Republicans need to explain that BLM and their Democratic enablers wish to destroy the traditional mother-father family. To substantiate this claim, Republicans have only to point to the BLM mission statement. The mission statement, written by avowed Marxists, also lets us know that BLM holds transgenderism to be the burning issue of our time.
Republicans must also explain that religion, because it teaches American values, is also on the chopping block.
Republicans also must make American see that the taking down of statues is not about removing a few confederate generals; it’s about destroying America’s past, as is the New York Times 1619 Project. The rioters, and their BLM-Democrats enablers, are tearing down the statues even of people like Frederick Douglass who fought against slavery. This is not an accident. It is not collateral damage. Frederick Douglass was a great American. He believed that America in her soul was not racist. He believed in hard work and self-reliance. And because of his embrace of American values the BLM-Democrats have to get rid of him.
They must also get rid of Abraham Lincoln, for it is he who best explains what we should aspire to. And it is he who is the best defender of the American Founding. In one sense, this election is a referendum on the Founding. Whether America was founded in 1619, as the BLM-Democrats contend, or, in 1776 as Lincoln, and, until recently, all Americans believed.
Republicans must make more of political correctness and cancel culture, which, as we have seen so vividly of late, brutally punishes apostates.
Who does Twitter think it is, censoring an American president? Republicans simply cannot stand for that.
And Republicans must explain, as I earlier explained, that the multiculturalists are trying to get us to believe that we are systemically racist so that we will surrender to their policy agenda. This too must not be allowed to stand. The American people need to hear what they know in their hearts: they are not racists. Republicans should stand up and say, “no, America is not racist.” Period.
If Americans are systemically anything, it is a systemic commitment to freedom and equal rights for all.
Perhaps most importantly, Republicans must say over and over that America is “incredible,” to use President Trump’s adjective of choice. They must remind the American people that, as a friend of mine is fond of saying, America has brought more freedom and more prosperity to more people than any country in the history of mankind. Most Americans know this, but this too they need to hear from their leaders.
In order to make the case that the Democrats are leading a revolution, Republicans must delegitimize Black Lives Matter—the organization, of course, not the sentiment. To BLM and their Democratic enablers, Republicans must say: “Absolutely, black lives matter. They just don’t matter to you. You don’t care about Mr. Floyd, the black businesses you have destroyed, the blacks who are getting killed because you have forced the police to back off. You’re here for destruction. Not black lives, not any lives.”
After delegitimizing Black Lives Matter, the next step for Republicans is to tie BLM’s revolutionary agenda around the necks of Democrats.
The BLM wing of the Democratic party has captured the entire party. Run-of-the-mill Democrats may not agree with all of the BLM agenda but they go-along, so they might as well agree. Joe Biden is one of the go-along Democrats.
So do not expect all Democrats to sing the BLM tune; even so, most will kneel before them.
Listen to Biden. On one occasion Biden said, “Let’s be clear, transgender equality is the civil rights issue of our time.” A year ago, Biden may not have even known what transgenderism is. He does not seem to know it, but he has been radicalized.
Biden now regularly talks about “systemic” racism. On one occasion Biden said, though without evidence, there is “absolutely systemic racism in law enforcement.” “[But] it’s not just in law enforcement,” he continued, “it’s across the board. It’s in housing, it’s in education . . . It’s in everything we do.”
He is wrong on every count, but if indeed he believes that racism is in “everything we do,” that it is systemic, then he believes, whether he admits or not, that the system must be overturned. Biden does not realize it, but he is calling for the overthrow of the American way of life. I presume that is not his intent, but when the words he is reading off his BLM teleprompter get translated into policy, that will be the consequence — the destruction of the American way of life.
Biden demurs. There is nothing to fear from Biden says Biden: “Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft spot for rioters?” No, he does not, but what he does look like is a sap.
Republicans must make it clear that these are the “Biden riots.”
This brings me to my last point: Trump. I know President Trump has many faults. I myself sometimes cringe listening to him. Sometimes he is his own worst enemy. He is a braggart, often misinformed, petty, sometimes even vengeful. And more.
And yet, we are very lucky to have him. I am almost prepared to say that having him is Providential. How else to explain that we find ourselves with this most unusual, most unpresidential man who has just the attributes most needed for this moment. At any other time, he might well have been a bad president. But in these times—these revolutionary times—he is the best president we could have had.
He has the indispensable attribute of a leader: courage. As a leader must, he goes where others are afraid to go. And he has common sense, which means he generally wants to go to the right place.
Above all else, and above anyone else, Trump is committed to America. He is unreservedly, unquestionably pro-America. He feels no guilt for America’s past. He makes no apologies. He concedes nothing. These may not always be the attributes one wants in a President, but in this day of woke guilt they are the most essential things. And Trump has unlimited confidence in America. In this time of national doubt, this too is just what the doctor ordered. He thinks our culture is “incredible” and that’s the way he wants to keep it.
Trump not only thinks America is incredible, he knows we are in a fight for our lives.
And despite what one hears ad nauseum from the Democrats, Trump is perhaps among the least racist presidents we have ever had. Trump is not defending the white way of life; he is defending the American way of life, a colorblind way of life which is open to anyone who is willing to embrace it.
If we want to save our country, then we should support him—unequivocally. I am. I think this election is that important, and I think Trump is that good. I hope you agree.
Remember, Trump versus Biden is the choice between a man who believes America is good and a man who is controlled by a movement which believes America is bad.
It’s been a bit since I have sent an update on Garry’s fight against Stage IV colon cancer. I wish that I had better news, but things have gotten tougher for Garry at this point.
But before I get into that, to the person who wished that my husband and I both die quickly, you’ll be waiting a long time. Death comes to us all eventually, but what counts is how you live your life and face challenges thrown at you. We choose to live our lives as devout Christians and ardent Constitutional conservatives and patriots who love our country. We believe in morality, the rule of law, and achieving goals through hard work. Your words mean nothing to us and show you as the shallow, evil individual that you are. You won’t see his comment here as he has been banned.
Now back to what is important. Over the last two weeks, Garry has lost ten pounds. He has mostly been bedridden with exhaustion and pain. There have been other developments as a result of the increased chemo such as bleeding and infections. It has been alarming and I insisted that Garry let his oncologist know every little detail as I believe he should skip a treatment, reduce the chemo, and possibly get a blood transfusion. His blood numbers have cratered.
The doctor agreed with me on two out of three. They will skip the next two treatments and reduce the chemo. A CT scan has also been ordered in two weeks so they can see whether the cancer has shrunk or progressed especially in his lungs. They have delayed the surgery to remove the rectal tumor because it would delay chemo too long. This is also causing Garry great pain as he cannot sit due to pain.
Right now, Garry is resting a lot and I am getting any kind of food I can into him. His mouth is sore from infections and he’s taking antibiotics via a mouthwash. I believe he will gain weight and get his strength back with some rest and an adjustment to his treatment. He’s in good spirits and is determined more than ever to beat this. He’s a fighter and together we are giving this all we have.
I am still waiting to hear if the hospital will write off the 20k incurred because of my appendectomy. I really pray they will.
Thank you for all your prayers and kind thoughts. They are needed more than ever.
As many of you know, I just had my own adventure in the hospital. Sunday before last, after a couple of days of mounting pain, I woke up at 1:30 am and told Garry it was time to go to the ER. It was my appendix. We went to Renown and wonderful people helped us there – I knew when it happened I had two choices… go or die. I have not had insurance since Garry fell so ill. There was not enough money and I put him first. But there was no way I was going to leave him now so we went.
Dr. Malone was very friendly and did immediate tests. He came back and said the bad news was that my appendix was incredibly inflamed but the good news was that it had not burst. It was very close. I also had sepsis — a bacterial infection that had reached my kidneys. Emergency surgery was undertaken and they began to nuke me with antibiotics I’ve never heard of.
Last Tuesday I was discharged and sent home with a wound drain. I will see the surgeon on the 14th to have it removed and to test me for sepsis again. I’m confident all of this is okay now but getting on my feet has been slower than I thought. A couple more days should do the trick. As ill as Garry has been he has taken care of me, changing my dressings and making sure I eat to take the antibiotics. When this started, I did not eat for 5 or 6 days and my body was beginning to shut down. God was watching out for me though once again.
The bills for this medical adventure start arriving today. Don’t know how we will manage but we’ll set up some kind of payment plan and limp along I guess. There is nothing else we can do at this point.
Garry takes a class next Monday on a new treatment being added to his chemo regimen starting next Wednesday. Treatments will now go from two hours to four or five. The class is to brief him on side effects that may appear because of the treatment.
The last two years have been hellish for us but we are fighters and will never give up. In those dark hours of the night when fear comes to me, I feel God by my side and it gives me the strength to fight another day. I am certain Garry can still beat this. Thank you for all your prayers, donations, and kindness.
Garry goes in to have the bile duct stent removed tomorrow morning and we foresee no issues with that procedure. The PET scan, however, was another matter. Here are the results and they are the opposite of what we expected:
1. Bilateral pulmonary metastases are larger and more numerous since January 2020, consistent with disease progression.
2. Nonspecific patchy areas of hypermetabolism within the liver, more focal than expected. While they may be physiologic, consider MRI to evaluate for hepatic metastatic disease.
3. Linear uptake in the anal canal and in the perianal region. This is likely inflammatory, and there is a suspected blind-ending perianal fistula. Recurrent/residual malignancy is also possible but considered less likely.
What this means is that the cyberknife evidently got rid of one tumor but there seem to be others in the lungs. There is also a possibility it has spread to his liver. Because of pain in the anal area, there will also have to be major surgery to remove the tumor and finalize the procedure down there. None of the above is good news but Garry took it in stride. Much better than I did. I go from being incredibly angry at his doctors, to terrified and crying in private.
Friday, Garry had to have a COVID-19 test. He went one place for blood to be drawn and then had to wait in a car line to get swabbed. He was only allowed to have water that day. That evening, he had an aphasia episode, or what we call chemo brain. He could not find the right words to speak with which is similar to a stroke but not as serious. However, it was enough to terrify me. It only lasted half an hour or so. The doctors here said it was due to not getting enough electrolytes. However, Garry’s white blood and red blood cell counts have been low since the beginning of May and we were not told about that. His hemoglobin is low too. But the doctors won’t do an infusion of blood right now. They just said if it happens again to go to the ER. It’s infuriating.
Adding insult to injury, Aetna decided to claw back all payments to an anesthesiologist who was out of network and we got hit with another bill for 1k.
Garry is very tired, but his counts are beginning to rise. He will speak to the oncologist Monday before his next round of chemo. Looks like our fight is far from over and it was a shock because the doctors had said how great his numbers were and that he was in remission. Please pray for Garry — he needs it now more than ever.
I would ask that, if you can, please give whatever is possible. Garry’s GoFundMe account is here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the PayPal link on the upper right side of NoisyRoom.net to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
So many have given and are praying for my husband. I can’t thank you enough. I’m trying to stay strong during all this and my faith is sometimes all that keeps me going.
Also note, Spectrum (our Internet provider) is having severe issues, so I am on and offline for the last few days. That is the computer. not me and I will post as I can.
One of my favorite people and authors is Linda Goudsmit. She has a new book out entitled: The Book Of Humanitarian Hoaxes. The book is comprised of a series of 50 articles published on her blog over the last three years. It’s a terrific read and I highly recommend it. NoisyRoom is always thrilled to publish her posts when they come out — they are just that good.
The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness’, exposes fifty of the most sinister leftist, Islamist, globalist interconnecting attacks on America deceitfully disguised as altruism. Goudsmit’s warning is designed to ensure an informed American electorate in advance of the pivotal 2020 presidential election. The Book is a powerful éxpose of the deceptive policies and practices of the Leftist/Islamist/Globalist axis attempting to destroy America from within. Goudsmit’s unique talent is deciphering the many political hoaxes being played on us by those who present themselves as our advocates but who are, in fact, America’s enemies. This remarkable book tells us the many ways in which we’ve been had–but don’t know it. The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness’, describes the corrupt underbelly of the Leftist/Islamist/Globalist axis attacking America, American democracy, and America-first President Donald J. Trump. Written in her signature conversational style, each hoax chapter unmasks a distinct and destructive axis policy deceitfully presented to an unsuspecting public as humanitarian. Americans do not like being duped. Linda Goudsmit is the consummate truth-teller in an era of profound political deceit. The Book of Humanitarian Hoaxes: Killing America with ‘Kindness’ should be compulsory reading in advance of the crucial 2020 U.S. presidential election.
American voters would do well to heed Linda’s advice concerning the upcoming presidential election. The Leftist/Islamist/Globalist axis (more commonly known as the Red/Green axis) is the biggest threat to America’s survival out there. It has become a standing joke that what the left accuses the right of, they themselves are guilty of. All the dishonest and criminal deflection from the left is coordinated, planned, and meant to rip this country apart. And they are having some success in that endeavor currently. Under the guise of being ‘humanitarian’, the left is instead itching to stomp on the Constitution and burn it all down so they can remake America in their own Marxist image. They disguise manipulation as ‘kindness’… it’s a deadly trap.
Linda’s writing cuts to the heart of the duplicity of globalists and how they in reality want to implement a one-world government. That’s been the game played for decades now if not longer. Much of this has been pushed and promoted by Obama and Biden… two men who are far more evil than just about anyone out there will admit. Obama schemed to take out Trump before he ever left office and his machinations can be seen in the protests unfolding now as well as the witch hunt against President Trump. Obama is the head of the snake for the Deep State. He covered his tracks well and has left others to take the blame over the soft coup attempted against Trump. Obama orchestrated it and he’s still hatching plots against the President all the while getting wealthier and more powerful by the day.
“He knows what he’s doing. My personal feeling about Donald Trump is he came to office because he loves this country, and he wanted to run the country as a profitable family business — the American family business. I don’t think ever in a million years he dreamed of how the depth and the breadth of the Washington swamp were against him. I don’t think his civilized mind could absorb that, although it does now. Think about who he had around him in the beginning; he had to get rid of Tillerson, McMaster — they were all globalists. Look at Pelosi and Feinstein, the Chinese…my husband calls what is happening now with the COVID19 disinformation campaign ‘globalist Armageddon.’ They really, really want to remove Trump from office and put in one of their globalist puppets like Biden.”
If Trump is re-elected, she opined, “the entire infrastructure of the Deep State is going to be dismantled. We’re going to see a huge change in this country. Then he could really clean house,” which she envisions could include a full overhaul of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), current and former high-ranking FBI officials, and other former federal officials, of whom she said, “I wonder who is going to be the one to turn on Obama.”
“I think most Americans have no idea of the level of corruption or danger that they’re in in terms of their freedom,” Goudsmit said. “The big lie is, ‘Everything is going to be great with socialism.’ If their critical-thinking skills hadn’t been pounded out of them in school, all they would have to do is look at any other country in the world where it’s been tried.”
Linda is right… most Americans have no idea how deep and widespread the corruption actually is. If they did, there would be a massive revolt over it. Socialism/Marxism/Communism/Islamism is poison to our Republic. Read her book — it is an eye-opener and your primer for the 2020 election. You can pick up a copy at Amazon. In my opinion, it’s one of the best books of 2020.
As many of you know, for the last year-and-a-half, my husband Garry has been battling Stage IV colorectal cancer. He is now in a semi-remission and his numbers are good. He just had gallbladder surgery and a stent put in his liver duct. It is a side-effect of the intense radiation and chemotherapy he has undergone, but he is doing really well and there were no complications.
Garry will have a PET scan on June 18th. If it shows that the chest tumor and the colorectal tumor are dead, they will most likely reduce or cease the chemotherapy which will be a blessing. Garry will be able to rest and recover from the constant fight against cancer. Since his numbers are so good, there is an excellent chance the tumors are now dead. Fingers crossed.
The next step after they cease chemo will be looking at two future surgeries. One to repair his ostomy hernia. The more substantial and serious one will be to remove the colorectal tumor itself. He could be down three months after that surgery. It is a complicated and serious procedure but we have known that in the end, it would probably be necessary. Prayers are appreciated in all of this.
That brings me to the second part of this post. We are still up to our necks with medical bills and this will add to that battle. Much of this is covered by Medicare but not all of it and it is the excess that is strangling us. We are really struggling since my business has been seriously impacted by COVID-19 and all the political nonsense going on. Right now, I’m down to a handful of clients and that income was used to pay the bills. I know many, in not most, of you are struggling too, so I don’t ask this lightly.
I would ask that, if you can, please give whatever is possible. Garry’s GoFundMe account is here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the PayPal link on the upper right side of NoisyRoom.net to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
We have come so far and it would be ironic if the medical bills were what took us down. I don’t think that will happen but I am asking for help here if you can.
Thank you to each and every one of you who has helped us. It means the world to us and we could not have gotten through all of this without you. Your prayers have kept us going and this is a fight we will win.
Garry was in the hospital over a span of five days. Turns out it was not a bowel obstruction, but his gallbladder. The stones had migrated to his liver duct which measured a whopping 2 cm. If they had gone further they would have entered the pancreas and that would have been even worse. The doctor said the gallbladder membrane was so thin it was getting ready to fall apart which could have caused sepsis.
Garry had two procedures over two days. The first to remove the stones from the liver duct. They implanted a stent that will be removed in 6 to 8 weeks. The next day, the gallbladder was removed. Both procedures went very well. Garry’s pain is gone and things have pretty much returned to normal. He is home and resting now.
Thank you for all of your prayers as we go forward with this.
If you want to help Garry out, you can give at GoFundMe. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the PayPal link on the upper right side of NoisyRoom.net to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.
Obama just got caught in a political indiscretion. The question is… will he pay a price for it? I have said from the beginning that Obama’s Marxist fingerprints were all over Flynn’s persecution and the hounding of President Trump. In fact, I believe he was the brains behind the whole Russian collusion fiasco. Now it turns out that the former president was reportedly privy to details of Michael Flynn’s wiretapped calls. Do tell.
Newly declassified documents have surfaced that show that Obama surprised his own deputy attorney general by revealing that he was aware of the details of wiretapped phone calls of Gen. Michael Flynn prior to President Trump taking office. Mark Levin is calling the documents “Obama’s blue dress … without the DNA on it.” I agree. It is just as dirty, nasty, and immoral as the stains on that infamous blue dress tied to former President Bill Clinton.
President Obama was aware of the details of then-incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn’s intercepted December 2016 phone calls with then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, apparently surprising then-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, according to documents released Thursday as exhibits to the government’s motion to dismiss the Flynn case.
Obama’s unexpectedly intimate knowledge of the details of Flynn’s calls, which the FBI said at the time were not criminal in nature, raised eyebrows because of his own history with Flynn — and because top FBI officials secretly discussed whether their goal was to ‘get [Flynn] fired’ when they interviewed him in the White House on January 24, 2017.
Levin appeared on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss these revelations. Mark waived the documents and proclaimed to Hannity, “Sean, you know what this is? This is Barack Obama’s blue dress. That’s what that is, without the DNA on it.” He went on to clarify: “We’re supposed to believe that during the Obama administration, the FBI went rogue, the Department of Justice went rogue, the CIA went rogue, the DNI went rogue, the NSC went rogue, with all these leaks in the newspapers — the New York Times and the Washington Post that anybody can read and see — and Barack Obama didn’t know anything. Poor Barack Obama, poor Joe Biden. The fact of the matter is, they’ve never been asked.”
“They’ve never been asked about any role they had, any knowledge they had; those presidential briefing documents have never been made public,” Levin continued. “This is a massive cover-up of the greatest scandal in American history.”
“This tells us that Obama knew. Obama started by saying he had ‘learned of the information about Flynn’ and his conversations with Kislyak about sanctions. Obama specified he did not want any additional information on the matter but was seeking information on whether the White House should be treating Flynn any differently.”
Levin noted that “treating Flynn differently” has been interpreted by some to mean that the former president meant not to give Gen. Flynn intelligence information. “I don’t think it means that at all,” Levin said, concluding, “I think it means take out Flynn.” And, of course, Levin is right. That’s exactly what it meant.
Levin said President Trump deserves a “huge apology” from the Obama administration and Democrats. I personally think he’s owed a lot more than that and justice demands that Obama and these treasonous politicos pay a severe price for what they have done. Levin called the president the victim of spying and a victim of the FISA court. He called it a “massive coverup” the “greatest scandal in American history.”
“This is a massive cover-up of the greatest scandal in American history,” Levin said. “We expect and we don’t like it when the Russians interfere with our elections or the Chinese or Iran… but we don’t expect the Obama administration on the Democrats to interfere with our election and to send spies into the opposition party’s campaign, to lie to a federal court, to fix evidence and to try and use the 25th Amendment to take the president of the United States out. That’s why calling this all along a silent coup.”
It was a silent coup… a soft coup and simply dwarfs any other scandal in our history. But really… is anyone surprised? I’m not. I expected Obama to do something like this. It’s right up his alley, after all, he’s the most corrupt president to ever serve in office. Hands down.
“Donald Trump deserves a huge apology, a huge apology from the Obama administration and from the Democrats,” Levin told Hannity. “He’ll never get it but why? He’s the victim! He’s the victim of the spying. He is the victim of them changing an email. He’s the victim of what they did with the FISA court. You look at this document, Obama’s blue dress as I said. They impeached Donald Trump over a perfectly fine phone call transcript.”
Will anyone hold Obama and his thugs to account for these treasonous actions? Americans are demanding it and it is the duty of our representatives to ensure justice is served here.
In closing, I hope Flynn sues for millions and these reprobates see jail time. They destroyed his life, got a coerced confession from him by threatening his son, and bankrupted him. That’s just evil. Someone needs to answer for this travesty.
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