Confirmation – What Now?

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There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play
It’s easy
Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you
All you need is love
There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy
All you need is love, all you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you really need
…The Beatles

New Technology Leads to Identification of THE DEVIL

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“The Devil Made Me Do It”

The Devil is well documented in human history.  He (some believe SHE) is mentioned numerous times in The Bible.  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines him (or is it her?) as “the personal supreme spirit of evil”.  And you remember the television icon of the 60s and 70s, Flip Wilson, who personally testified to The Devil’s interference in his life.  He, of course, would never lie.  There is other irrefutable evidence as well.  Yes, the Devil is REAL and we know who he is.

 

HardWired News has now accessed amazing new technology that allows us to physically identify the actual Devil.  Our scientists have recently perfected a Spiritually Induced Quantum Field Fluctuation Detector (SIQFFD or “sig-fuh-fid” for short).  This innovation scans quantum field disturbances around a person caused by their spiritual self, otherwise invisible to the eye.  Our researches have scanned millions of conventional images with the new technology, and have positively identified the individual who, despite all appearances to the contrary, is actually the Devil.

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As any observer can see, the Devil is actually Judge Brett Kavanaugh!  If the actual sig-fuh-fid scan is not enough, consider the following shocking facts about dirty-rotten Kavanaugh:

  • Drank beer in high school and college
  • Threw ice at a guy in a bar once
  • Took sides in a quarrel between roommates.
  • Can’t prove he didn’t assault someone at a teen beer party

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, the last one was denied by the Devil, can’t be corroborated by anyone including the people the complaining woman said were there; was flat-out denied under oath by a third party that the complaining woman said was a witness; was made by a democrat ideologue at the very end of a nomination process where Kavanaugh (did we mention he’s Republican?) was about to be recommended for the Supreme Court; wasn’t discovered in seven FBI background checks; and wasn’t brought up years before when he was overwhelmingly confirmed to the most important Federal appellate court in the country.  But, hey, if any one of those charges is true (especially drinking beer – who does that?!), it should be enough to disqualify him from public office and prove he is the Devil.  And we have plenty of other evidence of his evil: we just don’t want to talk about it right now.

Yes, the evidence is clear; Brett Kavanaugh is the Devil.  Now go out and protest or something.

We’re BAAAaaack with a Revengence

HardWired News Takes a Look at the Future

You remember we took a hiatus last October to come up for air.  The lunacy of the liberal left made us more than a little apoplectic, so like a whipped puppy we retreated under the bed for a while.  And while we won’t resume regular weekly articles, look for the occasional piece that strikes our fancy now and again.

Crystal Ball HWNThe reason for our return now was an amazing advance in technology that could not be ignored.  Through the efforts of renowned scientists laboring as an interactive team around the globe and using the latest advances in quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and nano-engineering, it is now possible to divine how things will be in the future.  Fortunately, HardWired News has gained exclusive rights to the technology and has been able to access the front page of The New York Times, the September 17, 2518 edition.  Here are a few headlines 500 years from now:

 

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HEADLINES

September 17, 2518

HISTORIC POLITICAL ACCORD REACHED

Republican Party Officially Banned

Imprisoned Repubs to be Paroled – Agreement to Cease Further Executions

LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES CONSOLIDATE UNDER ANTIFA

Peace, Love, Kindness & Harmony to Prevail Under Penalty of Death

NEW LEVELS OF NATIONAL PROSPERITY REACHED

Food Stamps, Welfare, Unemployment, Disability Payments Extend to 97% of Population

NATIONAL DEBT TO BE ERASED IN 27th U.S. BANKRUPTCY

“I can’t believe these suckers keep buying our bonds” – President

WEALTHY COUNTRIES PROMISE AID TO U.S.

Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bangladesh Pledge Food, Medicine

COURT RULES COLLEGES DISCRIMINATE AGAINST THE STUPID

Universities Required to Remove Confusing Calculations from Science Courses

Dems Pledge Fair Education for All

NEW BRIDGES, DAMS COLLAPSING AT RECORD RATE

Designed by Latest Crop of Engineers – Reason a Mystery

CONVICTIONS FOR STEALING WIND SOAR

Worse Since All Fossil Fuels Were Banned

Bootleg Windmill Surge Stumps Officials at Department of Wishful Thinking & Energy Rationing

BUREAU OF SCARY PREDICTIONS SAYS WARMING TO WIPE OUT CIVILIZATION IN 10 YEARS

Fiftieth Consecutive Prediction

Officials Unable to Explain Deniers

SUPREME COURT SAYS ALL LOTTERY TICKET BUYERS TO RECEIVE SAME PAYOUT

Unfair Enrichment of Privileged Few Deemed Unconstitutional

“Drop in Lottery Ticket Sales a Mystery”: Secretary of Fair Economics

NATIONAL NETWORK OF MILLION COMFORT SHELTERS TO BE EXPANDED

Safe Havens for Liberals Traumatized by Opinions Different from Mainstream

School Comfort Counselor Per Student Ratio Reaches 1 for 1

©New York Times, all rights reserved

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And as a bonus, if you’d like to read more satire about a dystopian future under a liberal regime, check out the novel Caine’s Pestilence at Amazon.com.  You won’t be disappointed.

HardWired News Takes a Hiatus

To every thing there is a season

and a time to every purpose under the heaven

                                                       …The Holy Bible

 

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If it’s HardWired it must be RIGHT

Have you enjoyed HardWired News?  Hundreds of others have with many thousands of visits to our website to read our quirky articles during the three months since we started it.

We admit we’re right-leaning.  And we’re unconventional.  Our style is not to rant or rave about political issues, but to inform through humor, satire, or parody.  We’ve presented our beloved readers with faux New York Times articles lampooning the way they weaveNew-York-Times-Logo ideology into “news” reporting.  Then there were the put-ons of the pomposity of figures like Hillary Clinton or the inescapable bigotry of the liberals.  Remember the time we announced the Dr Evilspread of the deadly disease “Liberalitis,” or the fact that the ultimate victimizer and Austin Powers’ nemesis, Dr. Evil, had been identified and located on a mountaintop in Nevada?  We had as good a laugh writing it as hopefully you did reading it.

It’s mostly done with tongue-in-cheek with the intent of creating a smile in our divided world, while still making valid points to help more people understand and reflect upon the nuisances of the issues of the day.

But, as the lead-in Bible quote to this article suggests, there is a time and place for HWN Logo MaleRock Guitarist CROPPEDeverything and ours is drawing to an end, at least on a regular basis.  We approached this project as a short-term beta test to judge its appeal and gauge reader reaction.  Those goals have been accomplished.  We’ve attracted many hundreds of fans on the main website and our Facebook page, and have garnered a robust and loyal readership.  But it’s hard to overstate the time and effort involved in creating the regular stream of quality content many of you have come to enjoy, and so many of our points have now been made.

Goodbye baby FinalSo, for now, we are taking a hiatus and moving on to other projects, at least for a time.  You may still see the very occasional piece here when something really rings our bell, but the three-to-four articles weekly will sadly stop for the time being.

Thank you for reading, enjoying (some liberals gave us bloody hell), and commenting on HardWired News.  The site will still be here, and you can always contact us through the About page.  For now, know that we deeply value your loyal readership, and wish you a bittersweet Adieu until we meet again.

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Goodbye for now

No Fake News at Yahoo, Right? Bahahahaha!

I clicked on the day’s political news at Yahoo this morning, and here’s what I found:

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake issued a blistering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday, announcing that he will not seek re-election in 2018. That speech followed weeks of scathing public criticism from another outgoing Republican Senator, Tennessee’s Bob Corker. Arizona Sen. John McCain has also regularly spoken out against Trump.

Now, technically these things really happened.  But it’s the context that’s misleading.  Yahoo NewsFlake and Cork are both leaving the senate because they are too unpopular in their home states to get reelected, and the aging McCain, bitter over his failed presidential bids, is sick and also will not be reelected.  The story, at least the lead-in, makes it seem as if Republican leaders have turned on Donald Trump, when in effect it’s a handful of bitter people on their way (unwillingly) out.

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Yahoo: “Nothing to see folks, move on”

But even that is not the main point.  Yesterday’s political news was an explosion, where it was revealed that the Clinton campaign actually paid for an operative to collude with Russia to falsely implicate then-candidate Trump in a series of preposterous allegations about sex and money in Russia.  I’m talking about the Fusion GPS report that has been discredited as a scam by just about everyone.  Then they gave it to the Obama-era FBI who actually began the now pervasive Trump-Russia probe based on a phony set-up by the Dems and Clinton.

My amazement at this turn of events is overwhelming.  But my point here is that YahooNews (motto: Fake News On Demand) ignores that and runs with a “Trump Dissed by Fellow Republicans” story instead.  It’s designed clearly as cover for the Dems.

Is it any wonder nearly two-thirds of all Americans believe the media news about Trump is either fake, or they aren’t quite sure yet?  Thanks, Yahoo, for proving the point.

Liberal Media Steps in Own Doo-doo: Attracts Disbelief

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Media Taking Lie-Detector Test

Is it any wonder?  A Politico poll found that a whopping 46% of people believe the media makes up negative stories about Donald Trump, with another 17% undecided.  Only about a third believe they don’t.

 

Let us give you a recent example among many of why.  This week the president called the mother of a U.S. soldier just killed in Niger supporting local anti-terrorist forces.  Not all presidents have made such personal calls.  During the telephone conversation, strident Democrat lawmaker Frederica Wilson, a member of the Trump-wilson-frederica_edited-1.jpghating Congressional Black Caucus, allegedly listened in on the call and later claimed to the media that the president had “disrespected” the fallen soldier’s memory and family by saying “he knew what he signed up for.”  The phrase has been used many times before by others to note the bravery of our fallen soldiers who knowingly and voluntarily went in harm’s way, suggesting their loss is all the more White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly delivers remarks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington.heroic for having accepted the awful risk.  White House Chief of Staff
and retired general John Kelly, himself a Gold Star father, said the military officer who called him after Kelly’s own son had been killed in combat said the same thing, and it was taken as a sincere tribute.

The surprising thing is not that Representative Wilson, a known Trump-basher, would make such a preposterous inference, but that the national media would run with it as tantamount to a political scandal, not implicating Wilson, but instead Trump.  It was the major story on the national broadcast, print, and cable news outlets, particularly so with NBC and CNN.  Obviously, Donald Trump was praising the young soldier’s selfless heroism in his personal outreach to the family.  But for the traditional news sources to position it as a Trump scandal is laughable.  Is it any wonder that most people simply don’t believe them anymore?

President Lincoln taught us that you can’t fool all the people all the time.  LincolnEveryday citizens aren’t stupid and can see through the hysterical attempts by the media to spin harmless events into anti-Trump tirades.  The notoriously left media is both incensed at the president’s unexpected and unwelcome thrashing of liberal darling Hillary Clinton and outraged at the charges of “fake news” by the president, which stings all the more because they are true.

The media is in a bed of their of making with most people either convinced of or still wavering as to their deceit.  For our money, it couldn’t be happening to a more deserving group of people.

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Monday Potpourri – Liberal Hypocrisy

 

As we’ve done in the past, we’ll take a moment on this Monday to comment from a HardWired News perspective on weekend developments that didn’t receive much coverage

Comedian George Lopez Booed; Contributes to Racism

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Racism Purveyor

Hispanic comedian George Lopez was booed from an event he was supposed to be moderating in Denver over the weekend for his continued Trump-bashing jokes and anti-white comments.  He referred to people in the audience disparagingly as a bunch of “old white men,” and ranted about white privilege.

When minorities seek justice by bashing whites, they are guilty of the same racist philosophies as those who insult them.  Racism is, of course, the practice of attributing faults to an entire group of people based on their ancestry.  It’s wrong when white people practice it against blacks, Hispanics, and others.  But when turnaround is used by minorities, it simply justifies and ratifies the process, thereby contributing to the spiral of racial divide.  And the frenzied Trump-bashing by Lopez and his buddies on the left is so over the top, rational people begin to simply dismiss it out of hand rather than seriously consider the arguments of those who oppose Trump.

I can tell you from experience as a white man in America that there are others of my background and ethnicity who are racist (I am not).  But for every one that is, there are many, many more who are fair-minded and sympathetic to the concerns of minorities.  Behavior such as Lopez displayed turns these people off, and gives permission to the racists for their behavior.

So score one for the racists thanks to George Lopez.  Not to mention empowering the Trump supporters.  Thanks, George

Weinstein Brings Out the Worst in the Left

Harvey Weinstein, as everyone knows by now, is the uber-liberal Hollywood mogul recently called out for sexual aggression toward and exploitation of young Hollywoodweinstein-nyt1.jpg women.  The fawning left initially—for decades, actually—looked the other way, although his actions have become so notorious everyone is piling on (rightly so, in my view).  He has no cover.  But now the left is growing bizarre in their quest to draw-and-

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Bialik: Victim of Leftist Hypocrisy

quarter him.  An actress, Mayim Bialik of Big Bang TV fame, wrote that she condemned Weinstein, sympathized with his victims, and recounted how she has had to deflect unwanted sexual advances in Tinsel Town by making it clear she would not tolerate them.  Instead of praising her, the left attacked her for “implying” the victims had done something wrong by not emulating Bialik.  She, of course, said no such thing, but that did not calm the attacks.  As these things always seem to work out, she has now apologized to the left, for doing absolutely nothing wrong!  You can’t make this stuff up.

 

Those Who Profess Wanting to Save People from Gun Violence Threaten Others with Death

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Loesch: Threatened with Shooting by Anti-gun Activists

You heard me.  Anti-gun advocates are turning on NRA female spokesperson Dana Loesch and sending her death threats.  In the interest of stopping gun violence, these nuts are saying they will shoot her and “rape her to death.”  She points out, correctly in my mind, many of her detractors are also the ones condemning Weinstein for his abuse of women (see any irony here?) and “the left believes only non-conservative women deserve respect.”  The left could not show greater hypocrisy.

President Trump Takes the 25th—Or NOT

It’s complicated.

ConstitutionThe 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution addresses what happens if a president of the United States of America is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.”  It was ratified in 1967 following the assassination of President Kennedy.  It seems our original Constitution was somewhat vague, confusing and contradictory concerning how a president should be replaced when necessary.  The amendment was passed to provide certainty and clarity.

It has come up recently because some pundits have speculated that President Trump, due to his unconventional behavior, could be removed from office without the necessity of impeachment.  A Vanity Fair article explained…

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon has privately confided that he believes President Donald Trump only has a 30% chance of completing his full term a source told Vanity Fair

 

Trump ScowlingThe only problems are, the 25th Amendment is itself vague and in any event makes it especially difficult such that the removal of a president against his wishes is extraordinarily difficult and unlikely.

The death of a president is straightforward enough; the vice president succeeds him or pence.jpgher with a line of further succession should the veep be unable to serve, such as in the aftermath of a nuclear attack or some other deadly mass disaster.  And most of us know how impeachment works: the House and Senate must authorize and conduct a trial finding the prez guilty of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”  It is not simply a recall process due to the president’s unpopularity.

But what if the president is, say, in a coma, or has advanced Alzheimer’s?  He would be unable to act as Commander in Chief, unable to be trusted with the nuclear button.  That’s where the 25th Amendment kicks in.  And as we said in the opening statement, it’s complicated!

In all cases, if the president cannot serve, the VP takes over or the next in the long line of legal succession.  If the president willingly declares in writing he is unable (perhaps dying of cancer, God forbid), he notifies Congress in writing and the vice president steps in.  But if the president is unwilling to go, it gets interesting.

Trump CabinetIn that case, a majority of the president’s own cabinet plus the sitting vice president must notify both chambers of Congress in writing of the chief executive’s unfitness to serve (bearing in mind a president has the right to fire a cabinet member at will).  The vice president then takes over.  But the president can at any time notify Congress he IS able to serve and it’s all reversed.  The president is in charge again (including his ability to fire people).  His notification can only be overruled by a 2/3 vote of BOTH houses of Congress, an unimaginably difficult thing to achieve in today’s political environment.

Did I mention—it’s complicated?  Even then, there could and would be court challenges all the way up to the Supreme Court, disputing the meaning and validity of the accusation “unable to discharge.”  Remember, it’s not designed as a recall process for unpopularity.

In short, for President Donald Trump to be removed unwillingly due to his eccentricity or unpopularity, a majority of his own cabinet plus the vice president plus two-thirds of both houses of Congress plus the courts would have to agree.  Unlikely to the point of impossibility in our view.

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Love him or loathe him, it looks like we’re stuck with the Tweeter-in-Chief for the duration, barring some physical calamity.  Keep America Great Again, baby; full steam ahead!

Weinstein Sex Escapades Spotlight Liberal Hypocrisy

harvey-weinstein-5.jpgIf you don’t know who Harvey Weinstein is by now, you’ve been living under a rock.  Born to a New York Jewish family, he made his mark as a Hollywood producer of films that roll off the tongue: Pulp Fiction, Gangs of New York, Chicago, Fahrenheit 9/11, Rambo, The King’s Speech.  I’d name more, but we’d run out of space.  A power-player fixture on the Hollywood social scene, he’s been generously awarded by the Tinsel Town elite and is a (in)famously connected liberal gadfly and supporter of the likes of Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, and a host of left-wing causes.

But you know him for his recent transgressions.  He’s finally—after decades of these misdeeds—been called-out for the sexual exploitation of vulnerable young Hollywood women, sometimes in the most deviant of ways.  And now he’s been forced to resign.  I won’t go into the sordid details (youWeinstein NYT can read or hear about them through any news outlet), but as a father of five daughters and a reinforced platoon of grand- and great-granddaughters, I am personally outraged.  I’m no prude, and I rarely condemn liaisons between consenting adults roughly equal in power and position, but his actions are a violation of decency toward women in the extreme.

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SNL Trump Parody

But our outrage is only enhanced by the hypocrisy of the left.  Saturday Night Live (SNL), the faux-comedy late-night TV show that is essentially a propaganda arm of the left, happily lampoons the foibles of the likes of Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, George Bush and a host of others from the right, but has remained pointedly silent on Weinstein.  It was reported that a few of their writers developed skits or jokes related to Weinstein’s now well-publicized problems, but they were killed.  SNL’s only explanation was that “it’s a New York thing,” apparently acknowledging that the problems of a prominent Jewish community member New Yorker who has made it big in uber-liberal Hollywood are off limits.

The left, of course, is famous for pontificating on what they see as moral causes: women’s rights, abortion, gun control.  But when one of theirs is the offender, they conveniently look the other way.  Remember Bill Clinton’s well-documented sexual exploitation of LewinskyMonica Lewinsky, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and a host of others.  He confessed to perjury on national TV, was impeached, barred from legal practice, and subject to court settlements for his activities.  But NOW, the National Organization of (liberal?) Women, sprang to his defense, and he remains the poster-child of Democrats and their liberal causes.  SNL is continuing that fine tradition of liberal hypocrisy in turning a blind eye to Weinstein.

Front Cover JPEG - Pestilence_edited-1Liberals love to paint conservatives wrongly as greedy, hateful exploiters.  In fact, we are in the main people who believe limited government, personal freedom, free enterprise and individual accountability along with its rewards and consequences will do the most to advance the American dream for everyone.  Some of the most generous and compassionate people I know are conservatives.  As my novel, Caine’s Pestilence fictionally explored, all too often those invested in the industry of liberalism are driven by the quest for money, power, prestige, and privilege, with their heartrending “causes” only a means to a more cynical end.

In fairness, some of the liberal elite can no longer ignore what Weinstein hasSteve Correll done.  The New York Times broke the story.  Then to her credit, actress Meryl Streep has belatedly condemned his actions and even poor CNN has been forced to report on them.  Saturday Night Live, however, continues the fine liberal tradition of hypocrisy and selective outrage.  Let’s see how the rest of the liberal establishment reacts.

 

 

Las Vegas and the Celtic Cross

It is fitting that we take a moment to turn away from politics and reflect on the awful carnage that has unfolded in Las Vegas.  The brokenhearted grief that all Americans feel at the cruel and senseless taking of life transcends all boundaries of politics and social divisions.

Words fail in their adequacy to reflect the horror of the killings and our feelings of revulsion.  The bright light of hope springs from the heroism of those on the scene and our shared national sense of rage.  The murderers only win in bringing us to our knees as a nation when we accept these things as the norm and stop feeling stunned outrage at the magnitude of the injustice.  That has not happened in America, a testament to our fundamental goodness and selflessness when faced with such horrific crisis.

I just returned from Ireland and was struck by the resilience of their people as well.  Ireland’s is a history of invasion, occupation, marginalization, exploitation and hardship.  Yet those people, like we Americans, have overcome historical adversity and maintained a spirit of optimism and strength that forever defines them.

While there I was taken by the image of the Celtic cross, a uniquely styled Christian crucifix marked by the distinctive proportions of its limbs, a unifying circle around its center, and ancient Celtic designs on its facets.  The iconic image is well over a thousand years old and is seen today in churches, town squares and graveyards.  It is said to date to the time of conversion of the Celts by St. Patrick, its unmistakable symbolism incorporating elements of the Christian crucifix and traditional pre-Christian Celtic religious images.  As such, the symbol to me stands for a melding of the best of the old and new, a reverence for past traditions and a beacon of hope for the future.

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In dealing with the tragedy in Las Vegas, it seems appropriate to reflect on the meaning for our sense of resolve of the Irish Celtic cross: our own foundations from which we derive our strength and character as a people when confronted with adversity.  And one cannot miss the imagery of the unifying circle binding together the separate members, a metaphor for America’s unity in times of trouble.

God take and bless the innocent victims in Las Vegas, and grant us the grace to emerge stronger as a nation.