“Betrayed from Within” Overstock’s Patrick Byrne – 2020 Election, Trump Team, Berkshire Ties – plus Manufactured Housing Investing, Stock Updates

DowJones12.21.2020ManufacturedHomeStockUpdatesBroaderMarketSnapshotPatrick M. Byrne is an American entrepreneur who was the CEO of Overstock.com. In 1999, Byrne launched Overstock, after leading two smaller companies, including one owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway,” says Wikipedia.

Byrne is at the center of a recent controversy involving the purported betrayal of President Trump by members of his own ‘team’ of advisers.

Says Byrne, who reportedly did not vote for President Trump per a source on talk radio that is not always accurate, said that the 45th president is being betrayed by some inside the White House. The tweets that follow paint the picture and tell the story in Byrne’s and other’s own words.

This is interesting and may well shed light on why certain aspects of the Trump team’s response to avenues for victory are being less than fully touted.  The collage below is by MHProNews, building on a tweet originally by Eric Trump.


This tweet also has data that makes part of the data element of that graphic.

While there are those that press the notion that those counties have more voters than ones with lower populations, that does not change the base claim or point being made. Namely, that Biden ‘won’ far fewer counties than President Obama, yet, he still ‘won’ by millions of votes?

Byrne retweeted the following.

Byrne also retweeted this.

He then said this.

Much of this reads like a spy novel, only it is ‘real life’ in the D.C. Swamp.

That tweet from Greg Kelly on Newsmax is a good place to tee up something from Christopher Ruddy, who leads right-of-center Newsmax. That nettlesome point will be the balance of tonight’s featured focus. For new readers, the featured focus follows thought provoking quotable quotes, today’s left-right headline recap, and two of the three market snapshots at the closing bell today. The manufactured housing market summary of publicly traded equities at the close today follow the featured focus and the linked recent/related reports.


Quotes That Shed Light – American Social, Industry, National Issues…

Per Wikipedia, “Everett McKinley Dirksen was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he represented Illinois in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate



Understanding media bias is useful to sifting through possibly hidden agendas.





Headlines from left-of-center CNN Business

  • The dreaded return
  • From Walmart press release: Just in time for the busy holiday return season, we are excited to announce that customers can return items purchased online* (shipped and sold by Walmart.com) without ever having to leave home. Now, customers can schedule a return through our new service, Carrier Pickup by FedEx, which is an incredibly convenient way to make that unwanted gift *magically* disappear. Even more magical, this new return option is not only super-easy but also free, and here to stay beyond the holiday season.
  • Walmart is attempting to solve one of the biggest pain-points of online shopping
  • Elon Musk tweeted about a bitcoin rival. It soared 20%
  • Stocks and oil prices tumble as new coronavirus variant sends Europe into lockdown
  • Coronavirus dashboard: See the moves ‘work from home’ stocks are making now
  • Covid-19 isolation gives Britain a taste of ‘no-deal’ Brexit chaos
  • Apple’s supply chain woes are adding up in Asia
  • Mayor Pete had a fleet of 47 buses. Soon he’ll have a budget of $87 billion
  • Trump’s talk of martial law sends White House staffers rushing to the press
  • After legal threat, Fox airs news package debunking election fraud claims made by its own hosts
  • Here’s how to get this year’s special charitable tax deduction
  • A sad list of all the tech we barely touched in 2020
  • McKittrick, California, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 29, 2020 There are over 1,100 producing oil wells in the McKittrick oil field, just north of the town of McKittrick on Cal. State Route 33. With the falling price of oil, some pumpjacks that need repair are being left idle.
  • Opinion: Pretty soon, we may need more oil than we can produce
  • Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., arrives at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. Tesla Inc. will be added to the S&P 500 Index in one shot on Dec. 21, a move that will ripple through the entire market as money managers adjust their portfolios to make room for shares of the $538 billion company.
  • Tesla stock slides on first day in S&P 500
  • Here’s how the pandemic has changed work forever
  • Pharmacy Technician Kevin Ros prepares Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine before it is administered to healthcare workers at Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego, California on December 15, 2020.
  • Major CEOs signal Covid vaccine mandates could be on the way
  • It will take months for vaccines to help the economy
  • Tucker Carlson fans flames of vaccine skepticism
  • Murdoch gets vaccine as Fox pushes misinformation
  • Why it’s crucial that news outlets get it right when covering adverse coronavirus vaccine reactions
  • Spotify got a big boost this year from an unexpected audience
  • Sony pulls bug-ridden Cyberpunk 2077
  • Why the video game boom is here to stay
  • ‘Among Us’ arrives on Nintendo Switch
  • Twitch officially bans blackface, swastikas and the Confederate flag in new, targeted guidelines

Headlines from right-of-center Newsmax

  • Barr: No Reason to Appoint Special Counsel to Investigate Hunter Biden or Election Fraud
  • Outgoing Attorney General William Barr said he saw “no reason” to appoint a special counsel on potential election fraud or the tax investigation into the son of President-elect Joe Biden.
  • Election 2020
  • New Trump Petition Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Pennsylvania Election Results
  • Ruddy: Trump’s Next Big Move
  • Pollsters Mostly Sit Out Georgia Elections
  • Ivanka Trump Postpones Georgia Campaign Events
  • Gaetz: I Will Challenge Electoral College Votes on Jan. 6
  • Already 1.3M Votes Cast in Jan. 5 Georgia Senate Runoffs
  • Dick Morris: Trump Winning the ‘Argument’ on Voter Fraud
  • Facts About Dominion, Smartmatic You Should Know
  • The Trump Presidency
  • State Department Imposes Stricter Virus Limits for Workers
  • WH Wants to Ease Approval of Gene-Edited Meat
  • Mnuchin: Americans Will Get Stimulus Checks Starting Next Week
  • $900B Stimulus Tides Over Economy Without Being Cure-All
  • Barr: Russia Likely to Blame for Massive Cyber Attack
  • Christie: Don’t Let Flynn Anywhere Near WH
  • China Criticizes Trump Suggestion It’s Behind Cyber Spying
  • Highlights of $900 Billion COVID-19 Relief, Wrapup Bills
  • Related Stories
  • Biden Gets COVID-19 Vaccine, Says ‘Nothing to Worry About’
  • Dem Rep. Gabbard Calls Out ‘Heartless’ CDC Bureaucrats
  • US Health Official Says ‘Everything on Table’ About Possible UK Travel Ban
  • US Administers First Moderna Vaccines
  • People Over 75, Essential Workers Next in Line for Vaccine
  • Cuomo: US Should Ban or Restrict Travel From UK
  • Air Transport in Turmoil as Flights From UK Banned
  • WHO Expects More Detail on New Coronavirus Strain in Coming Days, Weeks
  • Finance
  • Tesla Fuels $166B Bonanza in a Risky Corner of Finance
  • Tesla Inc.’s entry to the S&P 500 may be stoking relentless controversy, but in a specialized market for risk assets the electric carmaker is eliciting cheers all round.
  • Investors Pump $5B Into Crypto, Up 600% From 2019
  • IPO Frenzy Drives Record $435 Billion in US Stock Sales
  • Billionaire Reubens Bet $2.5B on Manhattan’s Battered Real Estate
  • $900B Stimulus Tides Over Economy Without Being Cure-All

Market Indicator Closing Summaries – Yahoo Finance Closing Tickers on MHProNews…


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Christopher Ruddy is the CEO and majority owner of Newsmax Media, which publishes Newsmax.com and broadcasts the Newsmax TV network,” says Wikipedia.

Newsmax has certainly been more open and fair to the Trump campaign and its post-election challenges than many others in mainstream media, including previously more-Trump friendly Fox News.

On Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10:13 PM, Ruddy published a column that began as follows.

Donald Trump’s late father Fred loved quoting a poem by Edgar Guest, one he kept framed on his desk.

It read, in part, “Success is failure turned inside out – The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, You can never tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit – It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”

For Fred’s son, the key to winning was always about never quitting, even to the bitter end.

It’s no surprise then that our President is fighting to that very last moment.”

Ruddy goes on to explain that his network has not called Biden “president elect” until the electoral college certified the vote on December 14, 2020. It is worth noting that several of his opinion-news anchors at night qualified that, such as Greg Kelly, saying they thought that President Trump could still pull it out.

That noted, back to Ruddy’s op-ed.

QuotationMarkQuoteMarkMHProNewsTrump has been a victim of media malpractice from the start.

A key factor why Biden took the battleground states with razor-thin margins was due to the media’s suppression polls. These polls showed Biden winning in a landslide, dampening donor and voter support for Trump.

The Fox News Poll was particularly harmful, whose final polls had Biden winning by 10 points (he won the popular vote by 4.)

Now the great contest is almost played out and will be final on January 6th, 2021 when Congress accepts the Electoral College result.”

Much of that was fine, until that point. But that is where a distinction must be drawn. It is certainly possible that Congress will ‘accept’ the “Electoral College result” from the disputed states. But it is also possible, entirely legal, and arguably obligatory for Republican Congressional Representatives and Senators to vote NOT to accept the slate of votes from disputed battleground states where serious evidence of voter fraud exists.

Indeed, the argument can and should be made that it would be entirely wrong for the GOP Senators and Congressional Representatives to faked or fraudulent votes. Among the reasons the Electoral College system exists is precisely to act as a safeguard when something goes wrong with voting. There have been numerous disputes discussed by Congress, with two brought by Democrats in 2016 and 2000. Put differently, this is not new to challenge a slate of electors from a given state. In 2000, Democrats challenged Florida’s electoral vote slate in favor of George W. Bush. They simply didn’t have the support necessary.

That is why this comes down to voters lighting a file under their elected officials. As was noted previously, this sums it up.


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Manufactured Housing Industry Investments Connected Closing Equities Tickers

Some of these firms invest in manufactured housing, or are otherwise connected, but may do other forms of investing or business activities too.

  • NOTE: The chart below includes the Canadian stock, ECN, which purchased Triad Financial Services, a manufactured home industry lender
  • NOTE: Drew changed its name and trading symbol at the end of 2016 to Lippert (LCII).
  • NOTE: Deer Valley was largely taken private, say company insiders in a message to MHProNews on 12.15.2020, but there are still some outstanding shares of  the stock from the days when it was a publicly traded firm.  Thus, there is still periodic activity on DVLY.



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