Global coup d’etat

By Steve Woodward

Vaunted mRNA vaccines, brought to the fore by President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, have disappointed millions who were assured (as was Trump) by their makers that these shots were a “one and done” solution to protection from the Wuhan Virus.

This has proven to be wildly inaccurate, but available data did not stop The Wall Street Journal from devoting three-quarters of its December 4-5, 2021, opinion page to “The Vast Promise of mRNA Technology”.

Broadly, this vast promise might in fact be realized in years to come but the Journal’s unpaid advertisement for Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna overlooks warnings about unintended or unforeseen consequences of vaccines and endless boosters. (Click here to watch an excellent deep dive into mRNA shortcomings by local investigative reporter Bill Still).

Mainstream media and heavily censored social media platforms have zero tolerance for vaccine debates. Recently, Twitter red flagged a link to an American Heart Association Journal site, where a physician posted an abstract linking mRNA shots to acute coronary syndrome. Read more.

One might assume mRNA pioneer Robert Malone would be held up as a leading authority on the vaccines’ evolution before our eyes, but Malone has been forced to rely on alternative media platforms to share his dire warning: COVID/Wuhan virus vaccination has become subverted by a global totalitarian movement that has no interest in restoring public health or confidence.

In recent appearances on the Real America’s Voice streaming network’s “War Room”, including on December 4, 2021, Malone echoes a largely ignored warning by Catholic Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano of “a global coup d’etat in which a financial and ideological elite has succeeded in seizing control of … media, the judiciary, politicians and religious leaders (by assuring) power, money and social affirmation.” This is must viewing. Click here.

There is subtle evidence here in the U.S. that absolute mandates and deprivation of personal and medical liberty is becoming the norm, with a constant drumbeat of vaccine requirements but never discussion of how to treat cases of the Wuhan virus with proven therapeutics. Anecdotally, in Moore County, it is all but impossible to find a prescription of the proven therapeutic Ivermectin.

An example of this iron boot approach comes to us from the National Football League. A member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently was the target of snitching by a personal assistant, who was suspicious about Antonio Brown’s vaccine documentation. The NFL launched an “investigation” and determined the snitcher was on to something. Brown and two other players were suspended for three games for daring to evade a vaccine they do not want in their (very) healthy bodies.

Two “sportswriters” with The Wall Street Journal decided the story was less about Brown and mostly about a most regrettable reality, that “it’s actually quite difficult in the U.S. to determine whether someone’s paper vaccination record is authentic — even for a mighty power like the NFL.”

They lament further that “there’s no single database tracking Covid-19 vaccination in the U.S.” and that “the biggest issue for employers is that they can’t go to any of these databases to double check that a card is real. Vaccine records are generally considered confidential.”

Before the archbishop’s warning of a totalitarian plot spawned by a war on Covid-19 goes global it will take root right here, beneath our noses, trampling freedom and medical confidentiality.

Ashe heap

By Steve Woodward

I’ve recently escaped the encampment known as Asheville, North Carolina, where masking is pronounced and pronouns are never masked.

Asheville reminded me of remote Japanese islands after Japan surrendered to end World War II. Its people are walking around in masks as if the war on the Wuhan Virus is still raging, and we’re only one bad data point removed from returning to 100% lockdowns, vaccines at gun point and citizen street patrols.

And, I sensed they’d actually prefer this scenario. Dude, c’mon! Mask up. My spouse was scolded entering a restaurant in the “arts district” for her failure to wear a mask during the six-step walk to our table. Fortunately, I was parking the car, or we would have moved along. (I snuck in, undetected by the mask cops).

Before there we mask mandates in Asheville, it appears there were stringent tattoo, body piercing and gender reassignment mandates. It’s a population grounded in government control and “woke” culture. But behold, says the tourism bureau, don’t miss breathtaking autumn colors and horizons dominated by mountain peaks. So we lowlanders flock annually.

I, too, enjoyed the scenery, and the confines of the Grove Park Inn, where unmasked weekend guests crowded the grand lobby even as the staff was suffocating behind “mandatory” face diapers per a county mandate. The young adult crowd seemed comfortable spending $10 for a lobby bar beer, and untold thousands of dollars for rooms and amenities to accommodate wedding guests, even as all complied with masking while meandering, but never when seated, talking, eating, drinking, and hugging. Some day, will they look back and regret their complicity after history unveils the farcical conditions under which we now live? The mask surely will join the ranks of the 1970s leisure suit. No one will admit to having worn one. But, alas they did not have iPhones in the ’70s.

Face coverings are not the lone weapon against societal norms. Did you know that hotel guests are destroying the planet and starving people? At The Grove Park, an Omni property, guests are urged to “opt out” of housekeeping services. By passing up on clean sheets and towels, you authorize Omni to donate a meal to a community organization. (No details about who coordinates it; are we talking a cheese sandwich or a four-course feast? No clue.). If you insist on being a jerk and expecting housekeeping, a guest still can earn “green” points by hanging a used towel. Or, leave it on the floor, you planet killer, and the staff begrudgingly supplies a fresh towel.

As with many hotel chains, green initiatives are marketing schemes designed to reduce operational costs. These cutbacks only have escalated during the Wuhan virus era. The Grove Park’s many corridor walls are covered by photos of the rich and famous who’ve stayed in the hotel since 1913, guests who were welcomed with deference and denied nothing. In 2021, if you want coffee in the morning forget about room service. There is no such service. But please brew your own cup in a Keurig device. It’s a paper cup, of course. Did Thomas Edison sip his coffee from a paper cup?

Closer to home, The Pilot, a newspaper serving Southern Pines but ideally suited to an Asheville constituency, complained in an editorial that the county school board is being derailed by “politics”. The editorial proclaims a school board is a “nonpartisan arena”. Sure, and Jeffrey Epstein’s island was a spa and spiritual retreat.

Apparently, there is nothing partisan about nonchalance toward “Critical Race Theory” as a continuous anti-American thread woven into social studies curricula. Nothing partisan about pandering to a “land trust” shaming Moore County Schools until it accepted a racially motivated plea to purchase a former school property on the cheap. The three newly elected, “political” school board members voted against the land grab; and even brought a member over to their side in a 4-3 vote to ban CRT from curricula in Moore schools.

Everything is political, and always has been. Everything is not perverse, however. You would not know that given the intent of so-called local Republicans in waging recent campaigns to defame Lydia Boesch and Kevin Drum, Pinehurst Village Council members, and Maureen Krueger, the former district attorney.

Political cannibalism is an enduring trait of the Republican Party for reasons that remain elusive. But there he was, Pinehurst Mayor John Strickland, recently claiming council members Boesch and Drum committed “ethics violations” on the flimsiest charges since the Steele Dossier was used to target Donald Trump’s presidency. In the case of Drum, the charge was made weeks ahead of his re-election bid on November 2. Drum lost to a pair of first-time, novice candidates, including Strickland crony Patrick Pizzella.

Krueger made the fatal mistake of accepting a nomination to become President of the Moore Republican Women’s club, an award winning club regionally and nationally, and the state’s largest. The spouse of the current district attorney, Michael Hardin, whom Krueger did not endorse in 2020, mounted an expensive campaign to oppose Krueger for the club presidency. In a secret-ballot election on November 3 Krueger received two-thirds of the vote to easily secure the position. But if she was trying to sow seeds of division in the club, Victoria Hardin also scored a victory, perverse though it was.

Republicans at all levels of government have to figure out how to be more skeptical of the many frauds who slither into our midst. Consider the 13 House Republicans who last week voted in favor of the Biden administration’s $1 trillion “infrastructure” bill that will allocate a scant $110 billion for legitimate infrastructure projects (The Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2021).

The Village Council’s perversion may yet bring down its conspirators. Boesch, whose ethics violation is alleged to be talking to a village employee without permission, correctly sensed that Strickland and two fellow council members colluded to prepare a statement denouncing her before a scheduled October public meeting. Member Jane Hogeman was reading “her” statement rather matter-of-factly when Boesch interrupted to ask who had authored it. Hogeman was caught off guard and soon acknowledged that it has been “passed around”.

Boesch hired a well established attorney, who warned the council that it very likely violated state opening meetings laws by meeting on the sly to craft its denunciation of Boesch, herself an attorney.

Even the most betrayal minded Republicans can not mask their intentions forever.

Land grab

By Steve Woodward

(Editor’s note: The content of this post reflects the author’s informed opinion and is not necessarily endorsed by the Moore County Republican Party)

The Pilot‘s August 8 editorial presumes to instruct our county board of education on making “the right choice” with regard to the sale of land formerly occupied by Southern Pines Primary School. Allow me to interject that “the right choice” would have been to do some research on the topic.

For if one does not choose to conclude that the editorial begins with a false assertion and an erroneous claim, the only other conclusion is that the writer is lying in order to make a racially charged argument for the Land Trust’s proposed land grab.

To wit, the opening of paragraph five: “The rules are complicated, but the school board is not obligated to take the highest bid. It can accept the lesser offer if it deems it to be in the best interest of the community.”

To the contrary, the rules certainly are not complicated, while the board certainly is obligated to accept the highest bid for the 17-acre parcel. These are plainly cited by a state general statute and by the state’s constitution. In other words, law dictates what the board must do. A few examples. First, “local school boards have statutory authority … to own, purchase, and sell real property.” And, as one sales option, “bids are solicited and received at one time and opened publicly, and the highest responsive offer is conveyed to the school board.” 

But, but … what about the section allowing non-competitive sales to a non-profit or a trust seeking land owed to its “cultural, historical, natural or scenic significance”? The statute addresses this plainly. “The exception listed above is discretionary, not mandatory.” Which leads to the constitutional authority granted school boards to dismiss low bids. This is hiding in plain sight in Article 9, which holds that the constitution prohibits “school boards from donating real property or selling it for less than its fair market value” unless another school would be built on the land. 

The Land Trust’s plan for the land includes “affordable housing for minority teachers”, along with a museum, an outdoor learning lab and “entrepreneurial opportunities” (black-owned businesses, in other words). Thus, this pandering editorial begins with falsehoods and goes on to advocate for converting the land into “a mixed-use hub … focused on serving its historically black community.” 

The Pilot’s “right choice” envisions a permanently segregated Southern Pines. That’s a false choice. The board’s only choice is to comply with the law and the North Carolina Constitution, sell to the highest bidder and allocate a projected $1.5 million in proceeds across all of Moore County’s structurally deteriorating schools.   

Afraid of freedom

By Steve Woodward

The Left is mounting a new surge in the war on freedom. First, China unleashed a manageable virus that the Left declared a pandemic that would slaughter civilization. More than a year later, the Left has unleashed a “variant” of the deadly manageable virus. Their compliant foot soldiers are donning masks and trembling yet again. It’s like old times.

Once again, as Americans, as Constitutionalist Conservative Republicans, we have a choice to make. Do we comply with Lockdown 2.0? Do we torture school children with mask wearing to signal only virtue (certainly not to signal common sense or scientific guidance)? Do we surrender?

A time will come.

Or, do we anchor ourselves in God given, inalienable rights. We’ve talked about this, taken it for granted all of our lives. Do we believe it? Do we truly believe we are granted life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and are we willing to fight for it? Philosophically, some certainly are willing.

But that’s not going to be enough if this Leftist surge persists. We will need to have the courage to raise our voices, to hold elected “leaders” to account, to use all legal remedies at our disposal, and to remove our children from schools that see them as little more than pawns.

On Monday afternoon the Moore County Board of Education convened a regularly scheduled business meeting during which it debated on its mask policy for students and teachers when school begins. A vote was deferred to Aug. 9. The same board voted in July to reject attempts by Gov. Roy Cooper to extend mask mandates when children return to school. But that was before the almighty Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued a new edict: masks for the vaccinated; masks for children; and masks for everybody else. Let the good times roll. Can we form an organization to control the most dangerous disease? The CDC.

The Moore school board’s Leftists (there are four) undoubtedly have taken a Kool-Aid bath in a taxpayer funded hot tub (pardon the imagery) and are ready to reverse course on masks. The new Pinehurst Elementary School lobby logo proclaims that it is in the “business of play”. But this school board’s leadership is in the business of playing all of us. Comments during Monday’s board meeting confirmed a bias toward masking children regardless of consequences, psychological or otherwise.

The more sinister Monday agenda item was brought to us by chair (Queen) Elizabeth Carter, and Stacey Caldwell, who is woke, shook and otherwise over the legal limit for Kool-Aid consumption. The board was expected to consider, and I quote, “limitation on length of commentaries … by individual board members (the traumatizing trio elected in November 2020),” and, “enforcement of the net 60-minute restriction on time allotted for public comment.” However, Carter permitted little discussion before proclaiming that she would enforce the 60-minute limit (because it already is on the books) beginning Aug. 9, while moving the meeting to a large auditorium at Union Pines High School. The logic is mystifying. Encourage more public attendance but cut off comments on a hard stop.

Mask the children. Mute the board members who are not welcome in the hot tub. Muzzle the public because all of the eye rolling is really bad for the optical health of the Carter Four.

Let us return to where we started. What will we do in the 61st minute?


By Steve Woodward

The champion and silver medalist competitors in hammer throw on June 26 at the U.S. Olympic Trials were “Kaeperniked” during what should have been a shining moment in their careers.

In this era where we find the dishonorable bowed to by organizations that once would have made them outcasts, Gwen Berry has emerged as a poster child. She finished third at the Trials but a hammer is not all she threw. She threw a hissy fit to express the faux outrage that coarses through her when she is subjected to the National Anthem. 

“I didn’t want to be up there,” said Berry, who nonetheless still expects and intends to travel with the U.S. Olympic team to the Games in Tokyo.

What has yet to be mentioned by the mass media is that Berry is a long shot to be on the podium wearing an Olympic medal, thus another snub of her country will not be in the cards. She was 14th at the 2016 Rio Games. She currently is world ranked sixth, but trails the fifth-ranked thrower by 10 points, and the No. 1 thrower, American teammate DeAnna Price, by 90 points. Price was first at the Trials and stood emotionally facing the flag as the anthem played. Like a normal Olympian.

It is said that the only less appealing set of events than those known as “track” among U.S. sports fans is “field”.

But to make “field” a ratings booster for NBC Sports during the Tokyo Olympic Games, I lend this free advice.

The U.S. Olympic Committee should cut a deal with Berry. She can go to Japan and represent Team USA. But Berry will be required to compete in a new field event to atone for her disgraceful behavior in Eugene, OR.

She will be the first American to compete in hammer catching.