Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

Available everywhere for $3.99 (before discount) at amazon, Barnes & Noble, all ebook vendors, or direct from the ebook publisher, ebookit.

House Democrats threaten to withhold salaries from Trump officials

The various House committees now run by the Democrats who have been demanding information and testimony from a host of Trump administration officials, some very inappropriate and even possibly illegal, are now threatening to withhold salaries from any Trump officials who defy their demands.

House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent letters Tuesday calling for eight current and former Trump administration officials to provide information for two of the panel’s investigations, cautioning that officials who block the interviews from taking place could see their salaries withheld.

“Please be advised that any official at the Department who ‘prohibits or prevents’ or ‘attempts or threatens to prohibit or prevent’ any officer or employee of the Federal Government from speaking with the Committee could have his or her salary withheld pursuant to section 713 of the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act,” Cummings wrote in the letters.

Cummings is one of two House committees threatening this action.

I doubt they will be able to follow through with this threat, but I am very sure they mean it and will do it if they can. And this illustrates better than anything the difference between the weak-kneed Republicans in Washington and the Democrats. The Republicans are generally afraid of their own shadow, and are never really willing to use the law or the evidence aggressively to gain a political advantage. The Democrats meanwhile always mean business, and will do whatever they can to get what they want. This is why we are losing the country to these thugs.

And it is also why we have Trump today. Unlike those cowardly Republicans, Trump also means business, and is willing to fight. I might not always agree with him, but so far he has been very straight about what he wants to do, and he has done everything he can to aggressively achieve those goals.

I just wish we had a few more people on the right side of politics with the same courage.

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  • Cotour

    Thats a good one! Never thought of that.

    The mere tip of a desperate, and ever growing more desperate iceberg.

    And the Democrats have not even begun to approach the end of the things that they are going to have to go to have some effect of the coming election. Because right now it is plain to anyone who is conscious that the Democrat party is going to lose the coming election in never before seen numbers.

    Trumpian numbers.

  • Cotour

    And it continues.

    The Democrats and their servants the MSM continue their counter intuitive strategy. They believe that releasing not Trumps actual taxes but tax information that some IRS inside leaker apparently has provided revealing that Trump had losses in his business. SO WHAT!? All that in reality means is that Trump knows what he is talking about regarding business and the economy.

    Why? Because Trump survived his trial by fire and came out the other end more than rather than less than and is more experienced than any Democrat that is lined up to challenge him.

    All they are creating is 1. A further and growing outrage in Trumps base because of the unfairness of the whole attempting to weaponize the IRS. And 2. They are creating compassion for Trump in the attempt to shame him in their own supporters as well as Trumps supporters in the American public.

    The Left would be better off just coasting and forgetting that Trump was the president and get on with the business of the people. This would throw off the general trajectory of the Trump landslide. Democrats should support Trump.

    It is very apparent to me that all they are doing is further digging their own graves and this will accelerate and grow exponentially as the election nears.

    The American people are fundamentally fair minded and these desperate perversions only illustrate that the Democrats have nothing. And in order to create something you turn things upside down and backwards. But they are unable to do that, they will continue down the road to political hell where they will burn in this uncontrollable cleansing political cycle.

    What a show, much better than Game Of Thrones.

  • wodun

    The Republicans are generally afraid of their own shadow, and are never really willing to use the law or the evidence aggressively to gain a political advantage. The Democrats meanwhile always mean business, and will do whatever they can to get what they want.

    This is only possible because the Democrats control the media.

    This dynamic also explains why the media and social-media companies are engaging in targeted censorship, deplatforming, and unpersoning campaigns. The democratization of communication threatens party control over news, media, and the public.

  • Chris Lopes

    I’m not sure how that is supposed to work. They’d have to pass a law (that Trump would need to sign) and I don’t see that happening. Someone needs to tell these folks that they only control 1/2 of 1/3 of the branches of federal government.

  • Chris Lopes: Reread my post. You miss my point.

  • wayne

    The Beatles
    November 1968

  • wayne


    Victor Davis Hanson
    “The Case For Trump”
    Hoover: Defining Ideas May 6, 2019

  • Daniel Kaczynski

    I believe you are entirely correct, Mr. Z. The Republican party is not called “the Stupid Party”
    for nothing. For as long as I remember they have demonstrated the uncanny ability to snatch
    catastrophic defeat from the jaws of certain victory. Just look at the pathetic Mitt Romney.

    Meanwhile, the Democrat party is now ideologically indistinguishable from Bolsheviks.
    These goons are not just willing but eager to wield state power with great zeal to crush anyone
    who stands in their way. NONE OF US IS SAFE.

    I had thought in 2017 that we had narrowly escaped a repeat of 1917, but since the 3rd world
    invasion of the USA continues at full speed I fear the next election will be decided by several million
    Mexican and Central American guaranteed-Democrat voters.

    Once the American Bolsheviks achieve total power, well, you’ve seen some of their slogans: “No
    borders. No wall. No USA at all.”

  • Cotour

    Lets participate in a little thought experiment:

    The strategy may develop to, and hold on to your coffee cup, to grant all illegals in the country as a of a certain date citizenship with the full rights to have their income taxes confiscated to pay for everything that the illegals that would follow them would demand from them. This of course would come with the completion of the wall where necessary and the real reform of the U.S. immigration laws.

    You might just see a dramatic change in the theory about how these people were guaranteed to vote in the real world. If they can be made to understand that where they just came from is exactly what they do not want now that they are citizens and their citizenship comes with certain special responsibilities and they must guard them. Their new citizenship is an asset and they have skin in this game.

    Most people who come from other countries are not pro open borders because they know better, they are not stupid like the Democrats demand that all Americans be in order for them to retain or acquire power.

    Just like the Democrats need to flip the script on the Republicans, so the Republicans must flip the script on the Liberal now Leftist Democrats especially on this particular issue.

    Just a little thought experiment.

  • Edward

    Daniel Kaczynski wrote: “For as long as I remember they have demonstrated the uncanny ability to snatch
    catastrophic defeat from the jaws of certain victory. Just look at the pathetic Mitt Romney.

    Look at Trump, too. The Republican leadership did not want him as their nominee or as president, but that is what they got anyway. This is why so many Republicans were behind the recent failed coup d’état. Former FBI Director James Comey was a Republican until 2016, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller are still Republicans.

    We had been told that these people were good and trustworthy, but they all turned out to be part of the swamp — attempting to cause catastrophic defeat despite a decisive victory. While they had the presidency and both houses of Congress, the Republican Party missed many opportunities to get their way and to make good on promises, but their own stupidity about Trump kept them from taking advantage of their advantage. What stupid, stupid putzes.

  • wayne

    I’m going to disagree with you on the illegal alien invaders; They all have to go back, from where they came.

    Enoch Powell
    “Rivers Of Blood” Speech
    April 20, 1968

  • Cotour

    Wayne: I was just demonstrating the folly of not being able to think differently and flip the script for either the Democrats, who at this point are way beyond thinking rationally, or the Republicans. The Democrats are in as sorry and as fraudulent a state that they have ever been in. It is embarrassing to me, these are grown people and fellow Americans.

    I in general totally agree with you, illegal is illegal but my point about Legal immigrants for the most part being non supporters of illegal immigration from my experience is true.

    On another note, this woman, Rachel Maddow.

    And I suppose I would have to include Nichole Wallace, are the MESSNBC talking heads that are the most unhinged and dangerous IMO. Disseminators of their own running speculation and opinion cast as “NEWS” and rhetoric. They only appear to report what they desire to be true.

    Their Trump Derangement Syndrome is complete and all encompassing. I can only force to watch them for maybe 60 seconds then they have to go, they are much like Obama in that respect. They talk and say the same things in different ways that really have no meaning. And the people who watch them are totally immersed in their mania.

    You don’t personally like Trump? I understand. But Trump was hired to do a job and that is what he is doing and you personally liking him is not a requirement for executing the job. This “Collusion” and “Obstruction” has been dealt with by Mueller and if he is forced to testify he can only state what was stated in the report. For him to vary it or offer his own opinion would destroy him and what ever reputation he has left and would be only based in subjective politics.

    The Democrats, desperate and getting ever more desperate. I can only imagine what it will be by the time 2020 rolls around.

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