Carla covers Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and why free speech matters, three tips for fasting, and she launches her Sense of Self Series. But really, she tells it like it is to her Progressive friends whose policies are destroying America.
True story: About a year after I was arrested & charged with felony wiretapping carrying a 7-year sentence for filming police officers during a late night traffic stop, and after my 4/20/10 arraignment where all charges against me were dropped, my camera had STILL not been returned more than a year later, so we went to the Weare PD to protest. The coppers shut down the PD early rather than face us.About 15-20 Free Staters gathered on the front lawn of the police station and held a 420 rally at 4:20p. Someone had brought a portable fire pit, and made a safe fire, BBQing some . Around 5pm, a black truck peeled into the parking lot and a man jumped out with a stack of pizza boxes.All ham and bacon related.On the top box was written: “A porky special from your friends at the Weare PD.”Now say what you will about their arresting, lying, cheating, stealing, threatening, Thin Blue selves– all obviously piggish sentiments–you have to admit, it was a solid move.Everyone else ate the pizza. I did not.
Random FSP trivia: comedian Doug Stanhope played at Milly’s in Manchester years ago, and, at my invitation, hung out with us at the Quill afterwards.
Soon after, Merav Yaakov and I wanted him to come to Liberty Forum, so we mailed him a First Class plane ticket, several FSP branded copper rounds and silver, a handle of his favorite cheap vodka (plastic bottle, no less) all branded as having won “The Golden Ticket” ala Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There may even have been glitter involved!
I had his phone number (old phone in which many Contacts perished in the Loo Drop Incident of 2015) and we chatted a few times and then… nada.
So Dougie-Doug, if you’re reading this… come to PorcFest June 20-26, and come hang with some of your most ardent fans!
If YOU want Doug to come to PorcFest, you can help get his attention by liking my Tweet response: https://twitter.com/CarlaGericke/status/1519307547081162753
Carla muses about what personal responsibility really means. Are YOU being your best self?
Recovery From Covid Gaslighting Starts with Your Willingness to Change Your Mind About the Government’s Role in Controlling Your Mind
Don’t let them get away with it! If it feels ever-so-much like YOU are living through your own gaslighting abuse, you ARE.
If you keep thinking “Was all of this necessary?” know this: It was NOT. If you are feeling like perhaps the officials overreacted, THEY DID.
As you assess how the government’s response to C19–not the virus itself but the misplaced control and media hysteria–stunted your own life, retarded your social and professional development, and made your relationships worse, direct your anger towards the right source: The government colluding with legacy corporations and UNELECTED global and local health bureaucrats who acted as though THEY OWN YOU, and vow to yourself today: NEVER AGAIN.
It’s difficult to face the realization you’ve been had, but the road to recovery starts with the following steps:
Accept what happened, figure out where you could have acted differently to have better outcomes, and do NOT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT going forward, because they don’t deserve your trust, and they are NOT here to look after you or, as you see from this headline, your children. That is YOUR JOB and yours alone. Be good to yourself and your family! Be exceptional!
If you are looking for tips to start: 10 Steps to Radically, Permanently Improve Your Life… Get Living!
Interested in my own evolution? READ THIS and apply it to your own life and correct your own thinking. PROOF that the keto lifestyle works. Choose low carb, medium protein, and high good fats like avocado and coconut oils. Be sure to avoid SUGAR and SEED OILS, they are incredibly damaging to your health. Living well is UP TO YOU.
Part of being a libertarian is having to be consistent in a way others aren’t–THAT is our superpower and how we will eventually win. After all, the reason and logic of first principles is what many of us find attractive about the philosophy.
So it is disappointing to see libertarian institutions and “thought-leaders” with bad takes on the Florida’s legislature’s recent “deplatforming” of Disney’s tax status, e.g. Mises and Cato.
Earlier this week, I put up a tongue-in-cheek poll on Twitter. While it didn’t pull a big response, it is telling that 77% of the 39 respondents chose keeping Disney tax-free over punishing them. My followers are principled! Yay!
FL deplatforming Disney’s tax status— Carla Gericke, Live Free & Thrive! (@CarlaGericke) April 20, 2022
While I understand the human desire to stick it to your enemies, stick it to the man, get one in because we’re always the ones getting shafted, this is NOT the way! If taxation is theft (and it is) then we should always work to reduce all taxes in all situations. This move by de Santis and the Florida legislature, while dramatic and fun and loin-gridding I’m sure, is NOT the solution to the perceived problem.
Wednesday was eventful! Morning: working on the The Carla Gericke Show (catch the latest episode HERE). Early afternoon, walked our future property at Bardo with Emily Smith (you don’t realize how deep in the forest you are till you see how small we are in the pics).
Early evening listening to heroic investigative reporter and now Regime-persecuted James O’Keefe speak at Dartmouth. I was ready for a Free Speech rumble, but everyone was awfully polite. Thanks for all you do, James!
James and I have met over the years, we even had drinks once at The Copper Door back in 2013 or 2014 when I was still drinking. We caught up for a quick “hello” in South Dakota at Freedom Fest too. Yesterday, I had him sign a copy of Muckracker and gave him a copy of my book, The Ecstatic Pessimist with a Free State of NH passport strategically placed to open to my essay about Orwell that I delivered at the launch of Ben Swann’s Truth in Media in 2013.
At last night’s event, James o’Keefe’s talk was mainly a take-down of the “journalism” presented by Kyle Mullins, former editor-in-chief of The Dartmouth. You can watch James respond to a question about Anonymous and conflict of interests in the media HERE.
Here is the piece done by The Dartmouth after the event.
Lastly, we’d planned a late dinner at an old stomping ground Korean restaurant only to discover they now only do take-out… Guess who ate squid in a parking lot last night?
BREAKING! Elon Musk offers to buy Twitter for $41B in order to take company private. He’s savage!
UPDATE! Zee plot thickens! From my Twitter feed:
Man, this @elonmusk takeover is turning into Succession meets Billions IRL with some Pentagon Papers thrown in for good measure. #Twatter
ICYMI: Vanguard comes to Regime’s rescue & buys current largest share at 10.3%.
Saudi Arabian shareholders turn down deal (looks like the Regime is finally calling in that favor). Elon calls them out on it.
Progressives cheer AGAINST openness & free speech and FOR Big Money.
If the collapsing Regime is willing to go to these lengths to stop someone from re-instituting CENSORLESS FREE SPEECH, and YOU’RE not wondering what they are trying to hide, you’re not thinking hard enough.
Hint: Connected dots on intelligence agencies’ malfeasance. The corruption rife in DC. The harm caused by the government’s response to C-19. The lab leak. The collusion btw Big Pharma, Big Money, Big Tech & Big Gov against YOU, the “nonessential” little guy.
Then there is this: https://www.nytimes.com/…/twitter-saudi-arabia-spies.html
Turns out: Chairman of Twitter is Salesforce’s CEO, which recently ran an anti-SpaceX/Elon superbowl ad. So this drama has multiple layers
On Friday, Twitter introduced a poison pill rather than accept generous offer. The Twitter board has a fiduciary duty to consider all offers in GOOD FAITH.
By rejecting an offer at 54% PREMIUM, they are screwing their s/holders, and opening themselves to a massive shareholder lawsuit. All this now obviously to continue to suppress free speech and rig elections in favor of their favored candidates.
FYI: Invoking the “poison pill” means if any person or group acquires 15%+ of Twitter’s outstanding common stock without board approval, other s/holders can buy additional shares at a discount <–to fend off a “hostile takeover”. Yesterday, they diluted the stock to reduce Elon’s stake.
The original offer represented a 54% premium, which has now been reduced to 18%. The question investors should ask themselves is why they would continue to hold Twitter stock now that the Board has shown it will BREAK THE LAW and choose SJW/Wokeness over its fiscal duties.
Then Twitter’s Board hires Goldman Sachs–you know, Too Big To Fail guys–to advise them on the offer. They say it’s not a “fair offer in good faith,” BUT, the premium offer of $54.20 is ABOVE their own buy/sell recommendation of $30. This was Elon’s response.
Update 4/21/22: Looks like Elon has borrowed enough money to take an offer of $46.5B directly to the shareholders, thus circumventing the poison pill, so currently, in the Saga of Twitter’s Free Speech Suicide Squad: “Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a filing Thursday he has secured $46.5 billion in financing to buy Twitter — mostly with borrowed money.”
You decide if this SNL skit is funny or not.
My response to the skit was: “Another “N-word” was censored on social over the past 2 years: the Nuremberg Code, the set of ethical rules for human experimentation that were grossly violated by the introduction of vax mandates during Covid. Mentions received warnings/misinformation labels. #FreeSpeechMatters”
Catch PART 2 of my discussion on Free America Now with former Maine Senator Eric Brakey. We chat about what makes New Hampshire such an amazing place to live, work, and stay.