Spy Tactics for Conservatives: 7 Easy Steps to Protect Yourself

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You are a target. They want you dead.

You are a conservative activist. They call themselves “progressives.”

You want to live. And you want to remain active in politics.

They want you dead. Or submissive. Like a slave. Or a battered woman.

No, you can’t attack them. You shouldn’t engage them. They’re rabid animals. Neither reason nor normal persuasion can change progressives from their deadly habits.

So what do you do?

You prepare. You practice. You learn. You train. You carry on.

Here’s a 7-point plan to make yourself as safe as possible while continuing your noble work as a conservative, patriotic activist.

  1. Put Your Damn Phone Away. Awareness of your environment is the most important asset you can you have. A gun does no good if you don’t see the attack coming. And your phone steals 100% of your attention. Your phone won’t save your life. The police aren’t that fast. The call or the text can wait. Put the phone away.
  2. Practice a Soft Focus. Look at a spot on the wall. A door knob. Anything small but distinct. Stare at it. Concentrate on that thing. For 20 seconds. Now, notice how your peripheral vision diminishes. How the room disappears. All you can see is that spot. Now, relax the muscles around your eyes. Keep your pupils pointed at that spot, but notice how much of the room you can see. The ceiling. The floor. The walls on either side. Everything. That’s a soft focus. It will improve your driving and your situational awareness. Practice this twice a day until it becomes a habit.
  3. Carry a Tactical Pen. I carry a Hoffman-Richter Stinger pen (pictured). This pen is mightier than the pen that’s mightier than the sword. When your Spidey Sense tingles, pull out the pen. When someone threatens, use it. Like an ice pick. You can carry this pen anywhere—on a plane, at work, at the ball game. You can’t carry a gun everywhere, because the First Amendment lets you carry a tactical pen everywhere.
  4. Carry a Credit Card Knife. I have one in my wallet at all times. No one has ever stopped me. This weapon takes more time to fold out for use, but it’s a lot like the pen. Plus, if you’re trapped or stranded, it gives the most important tool you can have. Something to cut with. It’s the most important survival tool you can have.
  5. Carry Cash. Carry cash in 3 or 4 places. 1) Wallet. 2) Back Pocket. 3) Shoe. If you lose all other forms of payment, stashed cash could save your life. CIA spy Jason Hanson carries $80 cash in his belt, plus what’s in his wallet. It’s save his life.
  6. Know the Baseline. People have baselines. Places have baselines. Know what’s normal. Normal for people. Normal for places. Normal for times. When something’s not normal, try to figure out why. Evaluate the threat level. Have your tactical pen ready.
  7. Be Assertive. Step forward, not back. Predators attack the weak, not the strong. Not the crazy. When a threat emerges, look it in the eye. Address the threat. “Do you know what time it is?” is the ultimate lifesaving question. It stops the predator. It activates their limbic brain. They have to answer it. It forces them help you. Emotionally help you. And it’s hard to attack someone you’ve helped. “Do you know what time it is?” Ask anyone who scares you. And look them in the eye while you’re asking. And while they’re processing. But have your pen in hand, just in case.

This is the world we live in. We’re all CIA spies in a foreign land. We might as well get used to it. Get good at it. And carry on.

If you want to learn more about everyday survival, read these books:

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life by Jason Hanson (CIA Agent)

The Spy’s Guide to Thinking by John Braddock (CIA Agent)


Mark Calendars: Tea Party for Trump August 28 @ 4:00 p.m. UPDATE

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We’re having a Tea Party.

It’s time. Everybody’s onboard. Now, we need you at the Tea Party for Trump, Sunday, August 28 at 4;00 p.m. at Surdyke Harley Davidson in Festus, MO. (Hey, hey, hey—it’s only 20 minutes from South County.)  And the band is getting back together (mostly). Expect many simultaneous Tea Party for Trump events across the country. 


Ed Martin, Michelle Moore, Dr. Gina Loudon, and the world famous Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft, are founding members of the nationwide Tea Party for Trump. And I am one of Tea Party for Trump’s national spokespersons. (I know, but they couldn’t afford union rates.)

We are committed to raising ground troops to knock doors and make calls in key battleground states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, and wherever we can make a difference.

(The South County Republican Club Picnic, originally scheduled for the same time, has been postponed. Again, I apologize for stepping on that event.)


The Festus Tea Party for Trump will energize support in the St. Louis area. But we need volunteers at the event. If you can help, please fill out the brief form below. We will get in touch.

This is coming together fast, so accept my apology if I left something out. It’s going to be okay. We will not let Hillary Clinton pick Antonin Scalia’s replacement. We will not let Crooked Hillary eliminate the Hyde Amendment.  And we will not debate anyone about the merits of the Republican nominee.

  • We are the people who powered the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 2010.
  • We are the people who propelled Republicans to take over the Senate in 2014.
  • We are here to take the White House in 2016.

It’s as simple as that. Check out the Tea Party for Trump Founding Members board. It’s a who’s who of original Tea Party organizers from February 2009. In addition to our St. Louis all-starts, there’s Michael Patrick Leahy, Christina Botteri, Lloyd Markus, Eric Olsen, Tom Zawistowski, and more.


On a recent conference call, a senior executive with the NRA said, “I’ve worked alongside the Tea Party, and I’ve worked against the Tea Party. I can tell you, I don’t have any desire work against you folks again.

And that’s from one of our friends! Imagine how the other side must feel.

We’re gonna do this, folks. We’re gonna do this. 

And we’re going to start with this call for volunteers to help at the Tea Party for Trump at Surdyke Harley on August 28 at 4:00 p.m. No excuses.


Like the very first St. Louis Tea Party on February 27, 2009, I’m telling you before all the details are nailed down. Because I want you to have time to plan. 


Tea Party for Trump is a project of the Freedom for All PAC. This is not a St. Louis Tea Party Coalition event.


Look for Print Version of Fight to Evolve on April 14

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Thank you, so much, for asking. (So many have asked.)

Fight to Evolve: The Government’s Secret War on NTX will be available in print on April 14. Just go to amazon.com and search for Fight to Evolve.

If you can’t wait (and there’s no reason to wait) you can buy the Kindle edition right now. It’s already #2 bestseller on censorship in the Kindle store.

Amazon offers FREE Kindle readers for just about every device: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets.

Finally, I hate to ask, but I’d appreciate a review. It only takes a second, and writing reviews makes you feel powerful and intelligent.

Thanks again. Now check out the press release for our HUGE announcement next Wednesday in Washington, DC at the the National Press Club. Too busy to click? Here’s the important stuff: I am going to DC on Wednesday to take this fight directly to the U.S. Government.

What If There Was a Safer Way to Drink Alcohol? from Coalition for Safer Drinking on Vimeo.

Activist Ron Calzone Sues Missouri Over Omnibus Bill

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Without comment . . .

Jefferson City, MO, May 29, 2015 – A lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Senate Bill 672, passed by the Missouri General Assembly in 2014, was filed in Cole County circuit court on May 29th.

The lawsuit claims that the General Assembly ignored the constitutional limits to their legislative authority. The Missouri Constitution includes clauses that prohibit legislators from changing the purpose of a bill, including multiple subjects in one bill, or passing a “special law” that fails to treat everyone equally. The lawsuit claims lawmakers violated all three provisions and asks the court to strike down the entire bill.

Additionally, the lawsuit seeks to establish “citizen standing” in court to make such legal challenges. Courts currently recognize “taxpayer standing”, or the right of taxpaying citizens to sue when the law being challenged somehow affects the taxes he pays, but “standing” is not guaranteed a citizen if neither taxation nor government expenditures affect him.

If the “citizen standing” claim is recognized by the courts, the door will be opened for similar suits even when the laws being challenged don’t affect the taxes of the person filing the lawsuit.

The plaintiff in the challenge is Ron Calzone, a political activist and one of the founding directors of Missouri First, Inc., a think tank devoted to promoting constitutional governance. Although not an attorney, Calzone filed the suit “pro se” (Latin, “for oneself”), in part to demonstrate that the abuses by the General Assembly are so blatant that even a non-lawyer can succeed in legal challenges against some of their bills. He also hopes that it will encourage other citizens to bring similar challenges as long as the General Assembly refuses to abide by the constitutional limits on their powers.

Details about the lawsuit and the bill being challenged can be found at http://www.mofirst.org/?page=lawsuits/2014-SB672/2014-SB672-Challenge.php

It’s a Beautiful Spring Day, And Dellena Struggles to Stay In Business

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We met Dellena Jones during our first Ferguson BUYcott in August. Since then, St. Louis Tea Partier, Dottie Bailey, has made it her mission to help Dellena’s business survive and flourish.

Dellena’s business has fallen 60 percent since the first riots. She’s repaired the damage to her salon, but business is slow.

Despite all her challenges, Dellena still found the time and energy to host Center for Self-Governance training in her shop on a Saturday, foregoing that day’s revenue to learn about freedom and responsibility.

This GoFundMe project won’t clean up the debris around her shop, but it will help her survive until the area gets cleaned up.

We have a goal of raising $20,000 for Dellena, but we need your help.

Here’s what you can do today.

Pledge $1 for every goal the Blues score in their playoff series with Minnesota.

Pledge $10 for every Blues win.

Pledge $2 for every Cardinal run scored in the next week.

Post this link to Facebook and Twitter. http://www.gofundme.com/911hairsalonferg

Visit the 911 Hair Salon on W. Florissant in Ferguson — and buy something.

Donate what you can today.

The flip-side of Liberty is Responsibility, and we all need a mission in life that’s bigger than ourselves. Just $1 for Dellena Jones will let you say, “I did something.”

If you believe in small business, in recovery, and in free enterprise, why not help this woman keep her dream of independence through hard work alive?

What the hell got me involved in politics to begin with?

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Paul Hamby asked a question last month.

I was only one of the many he asked, and, being the rude bastard I am sometimes, I took a month to reply. And being lazy, I figured I should get a blog post out of it.

So here’s my answer to the question “who inspired you to get involved in politics?”

In the Summer of 74, I was between 3rd and 4th grade (I think). I’d swim all morning, then come in and watch Green Acres at 11:30. Then the Watergate hearings would air from noon till 3 or 4, and I’d watch every minute of those hearings that summer, even though I didn’t understand half of it.
So Sam Ervin (nickname “Eyebrows”) might be the person who got me into politics. (Look it up)

Senator Sam Ervin.

Or was it Nixon?
Or Agnew? When did Agnew resign?
Because the day he resigned, I was home sick from school. I wasn’t actually sick. I faked sick to stay home. Being healthy, young, and male, a spurt of energy hit me about 10 a.m. So I decided to start a newspaper. I’d discovered the miracle of carbon paper recently, and I gather four or five oft-used sheets of the miraculous stuff, plus five or six sheets of that really expensive 25% cotton typing paper that only people over 45 remember.
I slid the 5-part carbon pack behind the platen of our Smith-Corona portable and started typing. The TV was on in the background. As I made shit up (and my blog readers can appreciate my skill in that endeavor), I heard breaking news interrupt “Days of our Lives” or some damn thing on TV.
“Vice President Sprio Agnew resigns,” or words to that effect.
So I wrote that story. As best I could, I typed out what Walter Cronkite or Morton Dean was saying. Then I created some fake ads, added a few more made-up stories, and rolled the carbon pack out of the Smith-Corona. For affect, I glued on some pictures cut from magazines, so each copy of the paper was unique. Then I rolled up each sheet, tied it with some red yarn, and stuck a copy on four neighbors’ doors.
A few hours later, Mrs. Hume from across the street knocked on the door. She wanted to congratulate me on the originality of my fiction, but she scolded me for making up something as ridiculous as the Veep resigning.
“He did,” my mom told Viola Hume. “He resigned this afternoon.”
I had a scoop!
That sort of hooked me on the whole blogging thing. If you make up stuff long enough, you’re bound to be right once or twice.

Dad. He was a cop, too.

There’s also my mom and dad who never shielded us from politics and from real life. I still remember (going back to pre-school days) the evening news showing footage of a fire-fight in Viet Nam. And my dad sitting in his chair with a newspaper folded on his lap, sometimes crying. He was a WWII and Korea vet. Only in my imagination do I understand what he was crying about. But seeing your dad cry sticks with you. It makes you want to do something.

And my grandma, a life-long Republican in a Republican family who called for a van to take her to the polls in 1972 to vote for McGovern because she “wouldn’t trust Nixon to walk my dog.”
And my Uncle Pat who talked about politics and ‘civics’ with me as if I were his

Uncle Pat in the Pacific, World War II

equal even when I was nine and he was a battalion chief on the St. Louis Fire Department. He took me to meet Ronald Reagan in 1984, just a couple days before I went into the Navy. I dedicated my first book to Pat, and I named my youngest son after him.

Mostly, though, I have to credit William F. Buckley Jr. He made politics intellectual, cool, snotty, and, somehow, sexy. The day Buckley died, I knew America was in for hard times. Not because he was dead, but because the next generation was so weak in comparison. I love PJ O’Rourke and the other Boomer conservatives. But neither the Boomers nor my Gen Xers has a Buckley, Reagan, Goldwater, or Taft among us. Or a Patrick Mahon or Jack Hennessy (my dad, not my son) for that matter. Millennials—maybe. (My son Jack’s a millennial, and he’s the Navy now.)
Because of that, I am so glad Paul Hamby included over 130 people on his email. That list of addressees—I’m humbled to be included.  Maybe together with you, dear ready–together we can touch Buckley’s cuff.

William F. Buckley, clipped from http://granitegrok.com/blog/2013/07/notable-quote-william-f-buckley