11 May, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

Well, the numbers are out from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics; the Consumer Price Index increased another 0.3% in April of 2022, seasonally adjusted. Prices for shelter, food, airline fares and new vehicles were the biggest contributors. This means that the price consumers have to pay for goods over a 12 month period rose to 8.3%. From what I see, May’s numbers will probably go up further.

Americans are feeling the pain. At the grocery store, prices are skyrocketing for goods, if you can find what you came for. Some items you’ve come to expect to be in stock, just aren’t there anymore. Baby formula is one of those. I help with a local Food Pantry and over the last few months, the number of people we help with food has increased. Things are about to get even worse.

Inflation is a tax on everyone, but it hurts those of low and medium incomes much worse. You have to pay more to gas up the vehicle to get to work. The paycheck you receive from your labors just doesn’t go as far as it did. If you have a variable interest loan, you’ve probably already seen the rate go up, making your payment more. Everything costs more!

You would think that our Representatives and Senators would show concern for their constituents, but, alas, no. Yesterday, the House voted for sending $40,000,000,000 in military aid and humanitarian aid to Ukraine. I have to wonder if the Big Guy still gets his 10% cut. Of course, it’s probably not just one Big Guy, but many. Nancy Pelosi and several of the DemSocialist committee chairs visited Ukraine last week. Were they cementing their shares? That much money would go a ways to helping OUR America, but that’s not the agenda the Biden Administration is following.

Today, the House was supposed to vote on the extremely radical Abortion For All Act, which codifies abortion. It provides for abortions during all nine months of a pregnancy, overturns all state pro-life laws, removes all religious exemptions for healthcare workers, all babies targeted by race, sex or genetics, all at taxpayer expense! To DemSocialists, murdering babies is more important than easing the pain Americans are feeling economically.

Now, for some housekeeping; the inflation rate is not caused by Russia invading Ukraine and it certainly wasn’t inherited (15 months ago) from President Trump’s policies. Costs started rising almost immediately upon the Biden Administration taking office. It started with Biden locked away in his office signing executive orders to end any program Trump had in place. Implementing the Biden ( or who ever) agenda just made everything worse. The Biden agenda does nothing for America or Americans except damage them!

4 May, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

A row can be anything from a squabble all the way up to a riot or battle. I’m afraid we are heading toward the latter as opposed to the former. And, it’s all right on cue before the midterm elections.

On Monday, it was reported that someone leaked a copy of a first draft of a ruling from a Supreme Court Justice regarding the overturning of Roe v. Wade. The timing was suspicious. The DemSocialists are fast realizing their agenda is in trouble. More and more people are waking up to the fact that policies of the Socialists are doing harm to American people. It is looking like a red tsunami in the November elections, with control of both houses of the legislature going to Republicans in a big way. Title 42, the Disinformation Governance Board (Ministry of Truth), Hunter Biden’s laptop, and more are all causing backlash! Even Pfizer had hundreds of pages released (today) regarding their vaccine. It’s obvious, the DemSocialists needed a distraction to stir the muck up.

And, voila! Someone connected to the Supreme Court of the United States decides to leak information he has obtained. He needs to be prosecuted! Justice Roberts has confirmed it is authentic. This was by no means coincidental; this was organized. Almost immediately after the announcement, barricades went up around the Supreme Court building. Now, I’m sure that the barriers were readily available, from having just recently been taken down from the January 6 protest. Hundreds of Pro-murder activists appeared as if they had been waiting in the wings. California right out of the gate brought forth a state bill making California an abortion sanctuary state, telling people they could come there from other states to get an abortion and the state would pay for it. I’m not sure how far that bill will go, since the state is broke! Planned Parenthood is all excited about California’s actions. They came out with the statement that abortions are sacred. By Tuesday, pallets of bricks mysteriously appear in major cities ready for the revolt. Various DemSocialist politicians are out in front of activists spurring on violence.

Let me clear up a few things. The DemSocialists believe they can whip up their support to murder innocent babies in the womb. They will cause damage and mayhem. Antifa is already involved. They hope enough people are anti-life to sway the election! Problem is, the pendulum has swung away from their position toward Pro-Life. All the family values people need to do is go to the polls!

On the leak itself, it was a first draft and may be added to or taken away from. It will definitely change somewhat before it is actually released some time in June or July. The violence is there to create intimidation also. Pray for the Justices! If Roe v. Wade is overturned, that means it will go back to the states and individuals, as laid out by the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution. It is not a flat out ban on abortions as media screams! It is a state matter and should never have been a federal one. The states will handle it.

On the violence that is going to happen (it happened in LA last night), remember the violence before the last election. The media called it peaceful protests, often live on camera in front of buildings on fire. It’s the DemSocialists that will be causing the damage, just like they did in 2020. I’m quite sure the Pro-Life people will not be instigating any such chaos!

As for Planned Parenthood’s claim that abortion is sacred, No, not a chance. It could only be sacred to Satan!

29 April, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

From 1933 to 1945, the Third Reich (Nazi Germany) had a Minister of Propaganda. Fascist Italy had a Ministry of Popular Culture. The Soviet Union’s censorship body was the Glavlit, whose job it was to eliminate any undesirable “lies” in print, then expanded from there. Propaganda has been around for a century at least, and mostly through tyranny.

Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goerbels once said, and I’m paraphrasing, if you tell a lie often enough and convincing enough, people will begin to believe it. He basically worked through radio and papers, flyers and speeches. Imagine if he had had the internet, television and non-stop news in his time.

Actually, you really don’t have to imagine it; just look at the news media of today, the Sewer Stream Media. It’s all the news you need to believe the government line. Want proof? Just look at all those wearing masks alone in a car, despite the biggest advocate for wearing a mask(s), Anthony Fauci wrote a paper making the case that more people died from masks that the Spanish Flu. But the maskers are so adamant about their masks that they will not go without them and they want to make sure you’re masked also!

Big Tech and the Propaganda arm of the DNC have been doing this for a long time, but now more people are getting their information from other places. Of course, Twitter was a huge offender. I’ve been censored by them more that once. They’ve even put me in Twitter jail a few times. Anything that goes against their agenda can not be allowed. At least until Elon Musk bought Twitter early this week. I’m not saying twiter has been cured of the disinformation disease, but, who knows, maybe.

Any hopes that we could have Free Speech at last was short lived, as the next day Joe Biden created the Disinformation Governance Board with its new leader Nina Jankowicz, described as a disinformation expert. Now, everything I have seen attributed to her is pretty much the definition of disinformation. As for her job, she is making Biden’s missing Millions taboo, mocking of Kamala Harris is taboo, Hunter’s laptop is taboo and, I’m sure her list is bound to grow.

The purpose of Biden’s announcement is to clamp back down on the Free Speech and Truth and to make sure only the Disinformation is heard by the rank and file Americans. Remember a few months ago when the FBI wanted to make any parent disagreeing with School Boards a domestic terrorist. This Governance Board will do the same for anyone on the right who disagrees with ANY policy favored by DemSocialists! Just think, those who think men get pregnant will be determining what’s Truth and what’s Disinformation. We just don’t need this at all!

23 April, 2022 by Eric Dunkelberger

It’s that time of year. You can tell by the non-stop political ads on television and in the mailbox. Most of the tv ads get fast forwarded through and the mail mostly goes straight to the garbage can. In my state of North Carolina, our Primary Day is 17 May, with early-voting starting on 28 April. Let the fun begin!

My sample ballot was available several weeks ago, so I began the process of vetting my candidates. As I was checking everyone out, I was amazed at how many of the candidates didn’t even bother to have a campaign website. We have 14 people running for US Senate on the Republican side. Only three of them were known by me. Five, at the time I was vetting candidates, had no campaign website. I don’t know about Facebook or Twitter, as I left both of them January of 2021. I had a friend who tried to run a US Senate campaign exclusively through Facebook in 2016 and ended up with about 3% of the primary vote. I don’t see this method of running a campaign to be very viable. I wonder why they even put up the money and expend the effort to get the required signatures to file for the race.

Now, our State GOP is not what anyone would call Conservative in their views. They make it as difficult as possible for Conservative candidates to win. Could that explain the candidates with no information at all? (Asking for a friend!) We have two or three candidates rated as very conservative and one moderate who probably has the state’s favor. The moderate would basically be another Mitt Romney (or another Tillis or Burr, our current Senators). But he sure does crow about how Conservative he is. It always amazes me that Republicans run as Conservatives for the Primary, but go way left for the General election.

Choosing Judges is a whole different problem. Unless you are in the profession of law, how do you know who the choose for the various vacancies we vote to fill. I had to ask a couple of lawyers I trust. Obviously, I want an originalist, someone who respects the US Constitution, as well as the NC Constitution. The last thing I want is a judge who legislates from the bench!

Anyway, I finally got through my sample ballot and, after a change or two, I’m ready to vote. I’ll be spending the remainder of my time prior to Primary Day trying to get out the vote! If anyone needs help deciding for whom they should vote, I’ll be there to offer my opinions. I would like to offer my sincere thanks to several of the resources I used. First, thanks to the Heritage Foundation Sentinel Action Scorecard for grading those who have been or are in office. It was invaluable! Second, thanks to Grass Roots North Carolina for their evaluations and/or endorsements. Their evaluation helped me with one of the choices for judgeship. Thirdly, but far from being last, iVoter Guide helped, put out by American Family Association Action. It only came out for my state on 19 April, but their in-depth analysis backstopped my choices!

The Primary Election is your opportunity to choose which candidate goes on to the General Election. Shouldn’t you do your part in choosing that candidate? GO OUT AND VOTE!

10 April, 2022 by Sentinel105

By now, most people have heard of the admission that Disney is actively trying to force our children into the LGBTQ lifestyle. They aren’t only introducing children to this alternative reality, they are grooming them into accepting and joining it. Disney is receiving backlash because of their admission. Parents are protesting outside the gates of their parks. Many people are cancelling their Disney+ subscriptions and the Disney stock is falling. Year to date, Disney is down over 15.8%. While I applaud efforts of those reacting to the assault on our kids, I suggest they might want to look closer to home.

The aggression against family values to which Disney recently confessed is happening in many of our own communities. It’s all part of a three-prong attack on our children: Critical race theory, 1619 Project and “sexual orientation”. CRT, summed up, says all whites are racist and anyone siding with them is racist too. The 1619 Project says America would have been a nice country if it hadn’t been for the Europeans landing here. But the “sexual orientation” should be delved into a bit deeper.

Teachers in the 50’s and 60′, when I was going to school, left sexuality for parents to talk about to their kids. I don’t really remember any of my teachers discussing their marital status and certainly not the sex of their partners. The thought of what went on in the bedroom was just plain taboo, as it should be. It was generally left until Junior High before we had classes like Biology or Health and, by that time many of us had received our “birds and bees” talk from our parents. That’s not the way of today for our children.

Now, children as young as five or six are shown sexual positions in “educational” material. They are taught to read using books that tell them how normal it is to have parents of the same sex. Teachers ask kids how they feel about their sexuality. Do they feel as if they should be a different sex. It’s really quite disturbing, if not disgusting, what’s going on in our schools. Schools have no business bringing these topics up to kids, but, too many teachers think they are the only allowable source of education or indoctrination. Parents have no business raising their children, they say.

Why the sexualizing of kids? For what are they grooming them? How many of our children will end up in therapy because of this? How many of these kids will just go missing? How many children go missing from Disney parks?

It’s an election year. Primaries are in full swing. The above questions might be important to ask anyone running for a school board, state or local. Recent history shows that it is a lot more difficult to ask such questions (and get answers) after they are already elected to the position. I have seen them close a meeting at the first sign of a hard question. It’s almost like after someone gets elected to office, they think you work for them.

2 April, 2022 by Sentinel150

The need for a petroleum reserve became apparent in the early 1970’s. We were getting petroleum from an arbitrary OPEC, who controlled the flow of oil to drive the prices higher. Wars in the Middle East further hampered production. The gas shortage of the ’70s demonstrated the need of a strategic petroleum reserve here in the United States. It was established as aa emergency reserve, to be used in the event of a natural disaster or war. Currently, we have over 500 million barrels in the reserve.

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve has been used several times, such as after Hurricane Katrina and, most recently after cyberhackers shut down the Colonial Pipeline, stopping the flow of gas all along the Eastern Seaboard. As news of the hack came out, I saw the price double almost immediately. so, dipping into the reserve in an emergency isn’t uncommon.

Two days ago, President Biden decided to release one million barrels a day for up to six months, in an effort to reduce the price of gas at the pump. In my humble opinion, this doesn’t qualify as an emergency. The high prices of gas weren’t caused by a disaster and it wasn’t caused by war, in spite of what the Sewer Stream Media says. This disaster is solely the responsibility of DemSocialist policies furthering their green agenda. They want to forego any fossil fuels for “sustainable energy” at any cost. This is illustrated by those saying a car owner can save $80 a month by switching to a $50,000 electric vehicle. The fact that people are struggling to put gas in their vehicle at $4-$6 a gallon, doesn’t seem to matter to them. They apparently think anyone can afford another $600 per month bill for the loan on that electric car, so delusional are they!

If Biden actually wants to help the workers of this country, he doesn’t need to release oil from the reserve, but end the policies he put into place on his very first day in office; let America go back to being self sufficient in the oil market. Put the oil rigs back to pumping. Open up the pipelines!

But, that’s not the DemSocialist agenda. Biden will release 180 million barrels over six month. If war does come, he’ll increase that number. Same if there’s a natural disaster. While we’re at it, lets ship some of the reserve to Europe. They’re in need. He’d be content to use all of the reserve, thus ushering in the need to convert to renewable energy quicker and bringing about the ruin of the country they hate!

18 March, 2022 by Sentinel105

This is a tenuous time in our geopolitical history. The possibility of war is everywhere. It could start at any time, if the wrong person made the wrong move. Right now, most of the national leaders shy away from being the person that triggers the beginning of World War III, although, in my opinion, more than a few have no problem if war should come.

Every four years in the United States, we elect (or re-elect) a President. He is the leader of the Executive Branch of government, the Commander-In- Chief of our military and de facto Leader of the Free World! Most importantly, he must be a strong leader! He must have a group of advisors around him who know what is going on in the world and make sure the President is prepared for anything that comes up.

In 2020, we failed to elect a leader. Or maybe we took a step away from election integrity and allowed the election to be stolen from us! Either way, we ended up with Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, neither of which is qualified to lead a clown circus down the streets of Washington DC. It’s not that they don’t have advisors around them; It’s just a clown car full of unqualified foreign policy losers! Biden hasn’t shown any desire to take up the mantle of leadership. He chooses to send his Vice President in his place. She became the Southern border tsar, the Afghan border tsar and the Ukrainian border tsar. She actually visited the last two, but not the Southern border. She failed at all three!

It is important to maintain a strong demeanor when talking to other world leaders. It’s hard to do when you have a national policy of America Last as Biden/Harris do. When you negotiate from a position of weakness, you end up with agreements that are bad for America and good for our potential enemies. We are doing exactly this in Iran on their nuclear agreement. Before President Trump ended the agreement, we were giving them pallets of cash while never requiring a site inspection, thus allowing the potential of nuclear weapons. I’m sure the current negotiations will be little different. John Kerry was involved in both. The difference is we gave an opening to the Russians to be involved! You can’t get much weaker than that, can you?

Last month, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin had a video conference regarding tensions in Ukraine. I’m sure there was a lot of chest thumping from both. Biden may have even threatened to take Vlad behind the building a beat him up. He’s used it before. A few weeks later, Russian units entered Ukraine and all Biden was left with was to call him a war criminal. Last week, Putin called a meeting of the United Nations. Did Biden? No!

Next week, President Biden meets President Xi. With Taiwan and the US dollar being the international reserve fund, America has a lot to lose. Any guesses as to the stronger of the two?

11 March, 2022 by Sentinel 105

Yesterday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its monthly inflation figures. After monkeying with the numbers for the optimal public perspective, they announced inflation rate for the month of February was 7.9%. Immediately after release, the Denial Cadre, led by Comrade Jen Psaki, came out with the line, “We’ve seen inflationary numbers go down month to month”. Well, that’s not true; inflation has been going up pretty much from the time Pres. Biden took office. Everything he’s done almost looks like his goal is to destroy the economy.

As the economy turned downward after January 20, 2021, they raised the specter of Covid as the excuse. Now, however, more people have awakened to the fact that they were scammed and DemSocialists feared fallout from midterm elections. They needed another excuse. Enter Vladimir Putin and Russian aggression, as Russia invades Ukraine.

Of course, using Putin as the reason the inflation rate is increasing here has a flaw. Sooner or later, people are going to realize inflation has been rising far longer the threat of Russian aggression. Putin can’t survive as the excuse too long! Believe me, the Denial Cadre is already looking to blame something else next month. The current inflation rate of 7.9% is the highest in 40 years. I see no reason it’s going to subside anytime soon.

Years ago, there was a character on TV named Erkel, whose catch phrase was, ” Did I do that”, knowing full well he had caused that. Biden isn’t even THAT honest, as his catch phrase is “I didn’t do that. I wasn’t my fault”. To make matters worse, he’s got his Cadre to echo his works all over the network news ad infinitum (or nauseum, take your pick). Remember, right now the threat of World War 3 are looming large. It’s just that everyone is maneuvering to not get the blame for starting it!

Too many of the national leaders have destroyed their country’s economies through lockdowns and passports and closed cities. they are desperate to find an out. The question is, is a world war the answer? Is it EVER an answer?

6 March, 2022 by Erich Dunkelberger

This post is a departure from my usual offerings as it’s not really political in nature. Of course, I’m very much aware that the medical profession has become politicized over the last few years. This post isn’t about that. Continue on for as I relate an experience that happened to me.

I was scheduled for a hip replacement the first week in December of last year. Pre-operative lab tests were all good and I showed up at the appointed time for my surgery. First thing when I got there was a Covid antigen test, which was negative. I was taken back and prepped for surgery. The hip replacement went just fine. I don’t really remember, but according to my text messages, I was to spend the night and go home the next day.

The next thing I remember, a nurse is standing beside my hospital bed asking me questions. What’s your name and date of birth? Easy enough. Do you know where you are. A hospital? What year is it? Seemed strange, but I said 2021. Then it got really scary as the nurse said, no, it’s January 2022.

I had lost three weeks of my life. My wife was there at my side every day of that period. Most of the account of those three weeks comes from her. Apparently, the night after surgery, I began throwing up and continued into the next day. At some point, I aspirated and quickly developed pneumonia. Then things started cascading. I was transported from one hospital to the regional hospital. I was ventilated four times during that three week time. Granted, one of those times was because I bit through the hose. Finally, they trached me. In the meantime, I had a stroke (mild) and, in another incident, they had to shock my heart to bring it to normal rhythm.

As I said before, my wife was there every day moving my arms and my hands to keep me from getting clots. When a pulmonologist sounded as if he didn’t hold much hope for me, she waded into him, telling him I was strong and that they weren’t giving me enough credit. It was her who discovered the bruising on my arms that could lead to clots. First observation: Not everyone who works in a critical care unit should be working there.

Once I came out of it, she was there by my side as the nurse asked me those questions to which I had few answers. She was always advocating for me. She was there right up until she came down with Covid. Then, she advocated from home.

All told, I spent six weeks in the hospital. I went through various forms of trachs and regained my voice. I had PT, OT and Speech therapy. Since, my wife is a retired Speech Language Pathologist, speech was the therapy I was most prepped for.

Some of the other observations I noticed:

There are some very good nurses, but others you don’t see except shift change or you hit the call button.

You have to watch the medications you are given.

Hospital protocols don’t necessarily have the patient or the family in mind.

The biggest observation is the power of prayer. During those six weeks, I had a lot of people from a multitude of churches praying for me. For that I thank everyone! I believe I am here today through the Grace of the Lord and the love of my wife!

14 February, 2022 by Erich Dunkelberger

Utopia, to the government, would be defined as making rules by dictate and the citizenry would fall all over themselves doing as they were ordered, without question. As long as their subjects are compliant, they happily make more rules, further eroding liberty and, eventually, that liberty is forgotten by the people. That’s the best case scenario for a tyrannical government.

As people wake up to what is happening to them and they start questioning, that causes problems for the government. They need to crack down on the people. What does that look like?

Last week, President Biden made the comment that no Amendment is absolute. Well, The US Government didn’t grant those first ten rights that make up the Bill of Rights and they can’t take them away! In fact, they take an oath to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against enemies, foreign and domestic”. So much for oaths of office!

Government says it’s time for more rules. So, they start chipping away at those God-given rights. The compliant will go along, either through apathy or just conditioning to do as they are told. For those who resist, our feckless leaders Tighten the reigns.

Immediately after Biden’s statement mentioned above, some bureaucrat from the Department of Homeland Security posted a bulletin demanding that anyone who takes an opposing viewpoint to a government statement is guilty of being a domestic terrorist. This means if you are against forced vaccinations or the follow-up boosters ( Fauci just claimed you have to have boosters every five years just moments ago), sending your five year old to school in a mask and having you child exposed to pornographic material or any other type of disagreement, you can be wisked away to the same fate as those arrested for the January 6th protests.

People all over the world are waking up, from Australia, France, Austria and elsewhere, protesting against the tyranny of their governments. We, as Americans, can’t afford to allow our government to strip us of our right to free speech, the right to gather in peaceful redress, our right to bear arms or any of the other rights delineated in the Bill of Rights. Comply at your own peril; I’ll use my backbone to stand tall!