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July 10, 2020

They Can Take Away Our Lives, But They'll Never Take Away Our ONT!



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Happy TGIF - Open Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian


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Well This Is A Nice Idea! And Leftist Heads Would Explode!



[With which one of these people would you like to have a beer?]

It will never happen, but it is a lovely idea on so many levels.

Clarence Thomas for Chief Justice?

The sage who really ought to be Chief Justice of the United States is looking more and more like Clarence Thomas. That's our thought as the Supreme Court concludes its term with what we reckon to be the year's most important case. That's the one on Congress's subpoenas for President Trump's tax records. Justice Thomas filed a brilliant dissent that, we predict, will come to be seen as more important than the majority opinion.

What I would like to see happen is for President Trump to get input from Justice Thomas and Justice Alito on his next picks. I think we are all losing patience with The Federalist Society, and I have to assume that the justices are familiar with the current crop of conservative legal scholars.

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A Short Tutorial On The General Flynn Case Procedures [AlexTheChick]

—Open Blogger

A primer on just what is going on right now from a procedural posture in the Flynn case. Please note that this is just that, a primer, and thus significant amounts of nuance will be left out. As will the profanity I used while typing this.

Cast of characters: Department of Justice – the prosecutor. Flynn – the defendant. Sullivan – the judge. DC Circuit – the circuit court (appellate court) that oversees Sullivan’s district.

Flynn filed a writ of mandamus (do the thing) which the DC Circuit granted. That decision was made by a three judge panel. Three judge panels are how matters are heard initially on the appellate level with some very limited exceptions.

Yesterday, Sullivan asked for a rehearing en banc. That means the entire panel hears it. Requests for en banc are a possible step in the appellate process. En banc is generally denied but it is not uncommon for en banc to be requested. Why is it requested? Because that gives the entire circuit the chance to issue a ruling and thus make clear that this is what the circuit holds, not just three judges.

Today, the DC Circuit issued an order on its own motion (sua sponte) ordering Flynn to file a response to Sullivan’s petition. In other words, the court wants to hear from Flynn directly why en banc should be denied. The DOJ may also file a response, though that is not mandatory. Flynn’s response is mandatory. Sullivan has been prohibited from filing a reply to that.

The ten day time limit is the normal time period for responses. The word limit is a bit unusual but not overly so. The stay is completely routine. Since the court wants briefing, the court will stay until briefing is done.
Despite the unique factual circumstances at issue, the procedural matters are standard. Order entered, en banc requested, reply requested, order stayed. That’s how the procedure goes.

Stop reading into matters being filed at deadline. Everyone does that. Stop reading into the court requesting a reply. That’s routine. Stop even attempting to figure out how votes will go because of the stay. That’s pretty much required.

As to how is Sullivan a party in this? Because the writ is directed to him. His actions are at issue and thus he is the actual party at interest.

Welcome to the insane world of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure.

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Convicted Terrorist Susan Rosenberg Raising Funds for "Marxist" Black Lives Matter

—J.J. Sefton

I was not particularly interested in politics in the 80s as I left college and entered young adulthood. Reagan was president, America rebounded from the "malaise" and disaster of the Carter administration, and the hippies, yippies, freaks, flakes and radicals from the 60s disappeared, or like the late Jerry Rubin, cut their hair, straightened up and flew right.

Or so we thought. What they did do was hijack the schools and we are now reaping a whirlwind that we will be lucky to survive. One of the "true believers" who never gave up on the revolution, and would otherwise be rotting her life away in a federal prison is not only guilty as sin but free as a bird thanks to Bill Clinton, but she is no doubt in the leadership of the Marxist insurrection that threatens to consume what's left of the nation:

...Convicted terrorist Susan Rosenberg is vice chair of Thousand Currents, a California-based charity that handles fundraising for Black Lives Matter. Rosenberg is a veteran of the May 19 Communist Organization that carried out a bombings in the early 1980s to counter President Reagan's "Morning in America" campaign. Rosenberg landed on the FBI most wanted list and was arrested with stolen explosives in 1984.

The terrorist drew 58 years but served only 16 because in 2001 President Bill Clinton commuted Rosenberg's sentence. Since 2016, Rosenberg has been involved with Black Lives Matter, now openly recognized as a Marxist organization making communist political moves. One of those moves, supported by prominent Democrats is to defund the police, but BLM Philadelphia boss YahNe Ndgo is taking that to a new level. "One of the things that we are demanding over five years is the complete abolition," she told Fox News Tuesday. "We don't want to see any police in our community."

Black Lives Matter has made a hero of Joanne Chesimard (aka Assata Shakur) who murdered a New Jersey state trooper, escaped prison and fled to Cuba. As Atlanta and Chicago confirm, murder is becoming more common in communities where Black Lives Matter operates, and the abolition of police would make it more so. As it happens, in Communist doctrine and practice, murder is necessary for social progress...

Back in the 1990s, the FBI deployed snipers, armored vehicles, helicopters and tanks at Ruby Ridge and Waco. In 2020, with Antifa taking over parts of cities, widespread arson and looting, and the murder of police officers, the FBI remains absent from the front lines. Murder is on the increase and Susan Rosenberg is heading up the fundraising for Black Lives Matter.

Former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik told Tucker Carlson the DOJ needs to start looking into BLM. No such action is evident, and despite the efforts of the allegedly intrepid John Durham, none of the DOJ and FBI bosses in the coup attempt on President Trump has been brought to justice...

Tucker Carlson did a major piece exposing Rosenberg and her connections to Burn Loot Murder Inc. But it would not be surprising if most people had not seen it. YouTube has censored it.

Whatever the hell Durham and Barr are doing with the coup investigation, there is no excuse for them not to be doing everything in their power to dismantle, Antifa, BLM and anyone and everyone giving them money and political cover. Then again, the same criminals and traitors from the coup are more than likely the ones fueling the violence. But as frustrated as we may be with Barr and even Durham, like Trump, you have to assume that the organizations they lead are also actively participating in the plot to overthrow Trump and America.

Interesting times, indeed

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So Is Minneapolis Really Hopeless?

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

Well according to Minneapolis police officers it is. 150 Minneapolis police officers seeking disability for PTSD

Meuser said since the killing of George Floyd, officers have felt abandoned by city and state politicians as well as the community at large.

Meuser said that most of the officers seeking disability are veterans of the department with 16 to 23 years of experience.

Several Minneapolis officers have already retired since the riots and sources tell Law Officer that "many more" are considering an early departure from the agency.

But take hope Minnehopelis residents, former alderperson and mayor Betsy Hodges who oversaw the systematic structural racism has a plan for peace, love and understanding.

As the mayor of Minneapolis from 2014 to 2018, as a Minneapolis City Council member from 2006 until 2014 and as a white Democrat, I can say this: White liberals, despite believing we are saying and doing the right things, have resisted the systemic changes our cities have needed for decades. We have mostly settled for illusions of change, like testing pilot programs and funding volunteer opportunities.

These efforts make us feel better about racism, but fundamentally change little for the communities of color whose disadvantages often come from the hoarding of advantage by mostly white neighborhoods.

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DC Circuit Court Stays Decision for Ten Days to Allow Sydney Powell to File Response



Does this mean the court voted in favor of the en banc hearing, or just to receive motions so that they can decide whether to proceed to an en banc hearing?

I dunno.

See below.

Update: Let me explain an en banc rehearing.

The circuit courts of appeals consist of a bunch of judges. For the DC circuit, it's 11.

But 11 judges do not hear one case. Instead, there's a random draw, and three judges are assigned to hear it.

Flynn won his hearing before a three judge panel, 2-1.

You can also request an en banc hearing, which is a hearing by all of the active judges (11 here), not just the three you were randomly assigned. It's basically an appeal, but not to a higher court, but the full sitting court.

I think that's what en banc really means -- "on the bench." Like, all of the judges on the bench in this case.

Granting a request for an en banc hearing is rare, but it happens.

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"America Held Hostage"


At the American Spectator.

Things we thought were sacrosanct, the icons of our national identity, now are scorned. We can pretend that this doesn't matter. They're just statues, after all. But they do matter. Not for the pleasure they give the rioters so much as for the pain they inflict on patriots who love America.

Nor has it stopped with the vandalism. We've gone to the next level, with the looting and rioting. In the last month major cities have become unsafe, as rioters work out the logic of what "resistance" means. American stores lost hundreds of millions of dollars, and merchants boarded up their stores for protection. Nothing to see here, folks, said the liberal media, which gaslighted the looting and the boarded-up storefronts, and portrayed the riots as peaceful protests against an illegitimate president.

And that's how to understand what is happening. We're not to object to the riots because the bigger issue is defeating Trump. Nothing much else matters, and if an Antifa mob attacks a federal court building in Portland, don't call this a riot. Say rather that it's a campaign event, led by the good guys.

We're in the middle of a chicken game, where the Left tells us they'll let this go on as long as Trump is president. The liberal media will ignore the riots, the liberal mayors will tell the local police to stand down, the liberal prosecutors will promptly release anyone arrested. Try to defend yourself, and you'll find yourself prosecuted.

The message is: this is what you'll get, America, if you reelect Trump. Elect our guy, and the madness will stop, pronto. A Democratic president would forcefully suppress the riots without a peep from the press. But until then we're held hostage.

Don't fret, though. Conservative, Inc. has an escape plan for itself and no one else. They've got their resumes on file with the Daily Beast, and they've made it plain to their future liberal employers that they are supporting Joe Biden in everything but explicit admission, so they'll be fine.

The rest of you? Eh, you're deplorables. You knew what you were getting into.

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Black Lives Matter and Antifa Now... Disrupting, Threatening, "Protesting" Churches, for Some Reason


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The Morning Rant


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I'm in a bad mood. I've just read 'A Letter on Justice and Open Debate' published by Harper's Magazine and signed by 150 academics, authors, and other public intellectuals decrying cancel culture, and despite the fact that many are oohing and aahing over it, I think it's just a cowardly attempt to avoid responsibility.

This is how the letter introduces the topic of cancel culture:

The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy.

So the signers of this letter want us to believe that the SJW howling mobs that are getting (mostly conservative voices) silenced and deplatformed from social media, and in some cases causing them to lose their employment are being led or inspired by Donald Trump. There are literally no facts whatsoever to support this assertion, nor is it admitted that cancel culture has been going on longer than Trump has been if office. Just as every Nazi meeting or conservation had to begin and end with Heil Hitler, and every communication from Islamic terrorists has to have 'Death to America' or 'Death to Israel' in it, so, too, does every article written by a liberal have to contain a ritualistic condemnation and renouncing of Donald Trump and all of his works. It's like they're signaling to all of their buds that they're in the club.

But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting.

So, in other words, the real problem with cancel culture is that conservatives are pouncing on it. And who are these "right-wing demagogues" who are "exploiting" the situation, which I guess means making the left look bad by pointing out their crimes? The open letter doesn't say.

The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.

"All sides." Because the recent spate of rioting and vandalizing/destruction of statues was a bipartisan effort. Definitely. You ever notice that when the left wants to call out the right for doing something bad, they say 'the right is doing something bad', but when the left is caught doing something obviously bad, they claim it's 'all sides' who are doing it? Even when it's manifestly untrue? In fact, you can take this to the bank: when the left says that 'both sides' or 'all sides' are to blame for something, that's a tacit admission that they've screwed up, they know they've screwed up, and they're trying to hide the fact that they've screwed up.

But, I digress. The open letter continues:

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty.

So cancel culture is "expected" from the "radical right", only the open letter provides no examples nor even bother telling their readers who on the "radical right" is actually doing it. Only that it is "spreading widely in our culture."

But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes.

And this would've have been the perfect time to admit, "yeah, you know, cancel culture is pretty much a left-wing phenomenon and we need to knock that sh*t off", but they don't. They just make a sudden shift into the passive voice ("mistakes were made") to describe what has been happening. "Editors are fired for running controversial pieces." Why? Who fired them, and why were their pieces 'controversial'? They don't say. "Books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity". Who decided to withdraw the books and what does 'inauthentic' mean and why were the books considered as such? Again, they don't say. They also didn't say that the publishing world is close to being a 100% left-wing operation as you can get, so if anybody got fired or had their books withdrawn or forbidden to write on certain topics, the person who did the firing and withdrawing and forbidding was undoubtedly a lefty. Not a conservative. Not a "right-wing demagogue." And certainly not Donald Trump.

In this open letter, the left never gets mentioned as doing anything worthy of condemnation at all. Not once.

It's like the signers are a bunch of cowards who are afraid to call out their own BFFs.

As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us.

Aren't you guys a bit late with this? I mean, seriously, conservatives have been blackballed, black-listed, censored, and cancelled from mainstream brick-and-mortar publishing houses for decades and not a peep from any of you. And no, it wasn't from Donald Trump or "the radical right", it was you guys who either participated in the cancelling or silently cheered from the sidelines. And please don't tell us you didn't know. Conservatives have been complaining about this for years, but you turned your back and ignored them. The *only reason* you signed this letter is that cancel culture is now eating you. The rough beast you've birthed and nursed and fed in your bosom is now turning around and devouring you. And to this I say: Fan-f*cking-tastic. No-one deserves it more than you sorry collection of sanctimonious hacks. Margaret Atwood? Screw you. David Brooks? EABOD. Noam Chomsky? Up yours. David Frum? Eat poo. Todd Gitlin, Steven Pinker, J.K. Rowling, Salman Rushdie, Matthew Yglesias and the rest of you who signed this craven plea to be eaten last? You can all just eff right off.

Look What Just Came In This Morning:

Oh goody, it looks like we're going to be seeing some blue-on-blue bum fighting before the day is out.

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The Morning Report - 7/10/20

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Friday, and the weekend is upon us. Nothing really new jumping out at me. The nation is on the verge of being overthrown by two generations of Americans brainwashed to hate their heritage, their parents and their own DNA, the benefactors (if not the inciters) of the revolution include the previous administration that actively plotted to subvert an already corrupt law enforcement and intelligence bureaucracy to sabotage and overthrow their political rival and the will of the people, while another branch of that bureaucracy, no doubt allied with the latter, have succeeded in foisting a massive psychological warfare operation on the public based on a virus no more deadly than seasonal flu as the excuse to wreck our economy. In other words, same shit different day.

In the midst of the madness, there are some flashes of hope that not everyone has gone out of their mind. Ford employees whipped out the box of Crayolas and dashed this garbage off to the C-Suite:

..."Throughout history, the vehicles that Ford employees design and build have been used as accessories to police brutality and oppression... We know that while many join, support or supply law enforcement with good intentions, these racist policing practices that plague our society are historic and systemic -- a history and system perpetuated by Ford for over 70 years -- ever since Ford introduced the first-ever police package in 1950. As an undeniable part of that history and system, we are long overdue to "think and act differently" on our role in racism."

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has a strong response:

"By taking away our Police Interceptors, we would be doing harm to their safety and making it harder for them to do their job. Again, this is why, given our insights, new capabilities and leadership, I believe these unfortunate circumstances present Ford with an even greater opportunity to not only innovate new solutions but also leverage our unique position to support the dialogue and reform needed to create safer communities for all."

Shorter version: No. We're not going to stop making police cars. Now get back to work...

While this is certainly a positive sign, it's fair to assume it's an outlier and not a bellwether. How long before the stockholders demand his resignation? Or worse, those who run the banks, investment firms or suppliers who are also the products of an American university education refuse to do business with Ford until Hackett knuckles under or is forced out? Well, for now, let's celebrate the victory, no matter how small or perhaps isolated it may be.

Elsewhere, and more crucially, the Supreme Court put down its reliably Leftist rubber stamp (Thomas and Alito the lone reliable originalists) and actually upheld one of the founding pillars of our Constitution (you know, the document written by white men that carves racism and white supremacy in stone forever); religious liberty as defined in the First Amendment.

... In all these cases, a majority of the justices decided that religious freedom is such a fundamental constitutional right that it cannot be so easily encroached to serve secular objectives. As the Supreme Court has now made clear, the principle of separation of state and religious institutions does not mean compelling an individual to violate his or her religious beliefs in order to fulfill a secular government policy objective that can be achieved in a manner that is more accommodating of those beliefs. It does not mean forcing religious institutions to compromise their own religious teaching standards. And it does not mean that parents who wish to exercise their religious beliefs by enrolling their children in religious private schools are automatically ineligible for state aid that is made available to parents enrolling their children in secular private schools...

Progressives want no walls at our nation's southern border. However, they wail about any nick in their fanatical secularist vision of an impenetrable wall of separation between church and state. The Supreme Court has wisely rejected this perverted vision.

Remember that you cannot achieve paradise on earth, or absolute totalitarian control, until you wipe out the nuclear family - a central tenet of Black Lives Matter (which has very little to do with Blacks, lives or even matter for that matter [but I digress]). And since the nuclear family is a cornerstone of Judeo-Christianity and western civilization, you have to kill off G-d, or short of that, anyone who believes in Him, in order to have the all-powerful State as ruler of everything. QED.

And that brings us to the gift that keeps on gaffe-ing, Joe "Sex-Knuckles" Biden. Good ol' Joe from Scranton, PA. Friend of the working man who loves riding the rails to work, or forcibly rogering aides at work depending on the day of the week. Mr. Moderate sure to win over disaffected MAGAns by the bushel. Watch him turn on the charm:

... Biden's response to the ruling for religious liberty was that "there is a clear path to fixing it," meaning the Little Sisters of the Poor could find themselves back in another legal battle should he win the presidency.

"If I am elected, I will restore the Obama-Biden policy that existed before the Hobby Lobby ruling: providing an exemption for houses of worship and an accommodation for nonprofit organizations with religious missions," Biden's statement reads. "The accommodation will allow women at these organizations to access contraceptive coverage, not through their employer-provided plan, but instead through their insurance company or a third-party administrator..."

The Obama-Biden "accommodation" policy is what the Little Sisters of the Poor were fighting against in the first place. They argued it still forced them to violate their religious beliefs. The Little Sisters, among other organizations, claimed that signing the agreement was the moral equivalent of condoning birth control and abortifacients...

But wait, the charm offensive (emphasis on the word "offensive") continued as Biden, or at least whoever is currently putting the words in his mouth along with the creamed corn, Fixodent and boogers, is now full on down with wrecking the free market:

...While Biden is incapable of sustained thought, his handlers are putting words in his mouth. Right now, they're advancing economic policies that are consistent with Bernie Sanders' plan for America. As Don Surber says, "Biden won the nomination, the communists won the party."

Forgetting that funds for corporations (aka employers and providers of goods and services that improve life) comes from individuals (aka shareholders) who invest because they hope to make money, Biden has come out strongly against shareholder profits:

"It's way past time to put the end to the era of shareholder capitalism. The idea the only responsibility a corporation has is its shareholders -- that is simply not true, it's an absolute farce. They have a responsibility to their workers, their community, to their country...

As far gone as this country is, there are still far too many normal Americans who are simply not down with this madness. All they have to do is watch cities being burned and looted as criminals are canonized and law and order demonized, while festering maggots like Malig-Nancy Pelosi have no problem with her stormtroopers tearing down the monuments to our heroes with impunity. "People will do what they do."

Not that I'm advocating it but I wonder if she'd feel the same way if "people" doused her winery or her home with gasoline and set a match to it, while she tries putting out the fire on her and her husband's backs with that $80-a-pint gelato.

And whatever the Democrat propagandist media embargoes, obfuscates or outright lies about, you can be sure that President Trump will be there to set the record straight. No wonder the heat is on to cancel the debates.

Have hope, and have a great weekend.

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Thursday Night's ONT Needs A Hero!


I've been consuming a lot of comic book related entertainment lately, so I thought I'd talk about comics in tonight's ONT. If that's not your bag, just scroll down and join the gabfest, but meanwhile I'm going to talk comics, how'd that sound?


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Fire -- or Possibly an Explosion Due to a Bomb -- Demolishes Iranian Nuclear Centrifuge Site


Via John Sexton, it had previously been speculated that a fire had been engineered by some malware inserted into their centrifuge control programs. Something that would cause the things to spin out of control.

But now it looks like this was a major explosion, something that looks too big to have been caused by mere computer code. Iran suspects it was a bomb.

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US Army Sends Out Email Alerting Thousands of Servicemen That "MAGA" Is "White Supremacy"


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Good News? Deranged Transexual Lunatic Jonathan Yaniv to be Arrested by RCMP for Criminal Assault


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Incompetent Lunatic Judge Emmit Sullivan Waits Two Weeks To Ask For a Reconsideration of His Bullshit Position


Today is the day that Emmit Sullivan is required by law -- by a mandamus directive from the Court of Appeals that oversees him -- to dismiss the Flynn case.

Instead of doing so, he asks for an en banc review, less than two hours before the End of Business Day deadline.

He could have made this request at any time over the past two weeks.

But he waited until almost the 5pm deadline.

The theory that this cocksucker is just trying to stall this case out so that a Biden DOJ can revive the case is getting stronger.

The judge in Michael Flynn's criminal case asked a federal appeals court Thursday to reconsider its ruling ordering him to dismiss the criminal case against the former national security advisor to President Donald Trump.

Judge Emmet Sullivan's lawyer asked for a so-called en banc review of the decision of the three-judge appeals court panel, which would involve all active judges on the court to re-hear the case.

The lawyer for Sullivan argued in a lengthy court filing that the order to quickly grant the Department of Justice's request to drop its prosecution of Flynn "threatens to turn ordinary judicial process upside down."

You know what turns ordinary judicial process upside down? A rogue judge deciding he's now a member of the Executive branch with the power to appoint his own personal prosecutor.

I don't expect the Court to grant this motion. I expect them to quickly send along another mandamus order telling him that he is in breach of the first one.

There are two reasons why: First, granting an en banc review is rare.

But second -- any judge on the Circuit Court, including the Obamabot who dissented in the ruling, could have asked for an en banc hearing at any time. That is, a member of the court can ask for an en banc hearing of their own volition.

If there were six votes (I think that's the required number) in favor of such a motion, the en banc hearing would be scheduled.

Indeed -- I think it would have already been scheduled.

But it wasn't.

I assume that the Obamabot judge did ask for a rehearing -- and failed to collect the required number of votes to have one.

I think this cocksucker lunatic was hoping the court would act on its own to schedule an en banc rehearing, not wanting to further piss them off. Today he realized they weren't going to -- so he sent along his dilatory motion for a rehearing, less than two hours before he is directed, by law, to dismiss the case.

If the court is going to have to entertain this cocksucker's shenanigans again, I think they should reopen discussion about whether it's time to reassign the Flynn case to someone with the constitutionally-required level of judicial dispassion and objectivity.

Robert Barnes said the court did not do that because that truly is humiliating -- a superior court straight-up saying you lack the emotional maturity to judge a case. A ruling like that will also haunt you throughout what remains of your career, as defendants can cite a previous ruling that you were unfit to serve as a judge to disqualify you from their cases.

It's time. They've given this slow-witted scumbag enough leeway. It's time to officially deem him the insane vindictive hyperemotional would-be tyrant that he is.

Thanks to deplorable unperson.

Update: Houstonian doesn't think it's a big deal that Sullivan filed this just before the deadline, and doesn't think it means much that the court itself did not already vote for an en banc review:

67 Not that I'm any fan of Judge Sullivan. The criticism of him trying to act as an Executive while in judicial robes is spot-on.

But the filing two hours before the deadline is just lawyers being lawyers. Especially if the filing document is, as the excerpt says, "lengthy".

And while judges can initiate an en banc review, the vast majority of requests for en-banc reviews come from the side disappointed in what the three-judge panel did.

I wouldn't consider a last-moment request for an en banc to be particularly sinister. Just an everyday occurrence.

But, as said above, Sullivan trying to appoint his own prosecutor is absolutely horrendous.
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CNN's Genius Don LeMon: The Bible Teaches Us That Jesus Was Not Perfect


He made the claim that we all know from the Bible that even Jesus wasn't perfect in order to strengthen the case for pulling down statues of the Founding Fathers. If Jesus wasn't perfect -- and I mean, look it up, it's called "The New Testament" -- then obviously we should trash George Washington.

He said this to alleged believing Catholic Chris Cuomo, who did not correct him.

It's not just that Don LeMon doesn't think Jesus was perfect. He's obviously a secular type who loves sin.

It's that he believes the Bible "admits" that Jesus wasn't perfect.

I don't know how anyone can grow up in America, Christian or not, and not know that, per the Bible, Jesus was in fact... without sin.

That was kind of his Defining Trait.

But here's this drooling box-ticker, pontificating away.

This would be like me saying, "Even Ahab admitted, you know, the whale's not that bad a chap, all things considered."

I don't have to have read Moby Dick to understand the most basic notions of it.

I don't expect the atheist Don LeMon to believe in Christianity, but he should at least know the basic plot if he's going to expound on it while wearing enough make-up to make a corpse sweat.

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A Concise List of Things That Are Racist


By noted twitter intellectual Titania McGrath.

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Report: John Durham Feels "Pressure" to Either Wrap Up His Investigation Unfinished, Or Put It Off Until After the Election


This is a cover up.

U.S. Attorney John Durham is under pressure to wrap up his investigation into the origins of the Russia probe by the end of the summer, but if he doesn’t, he could wait to reveal his findings or initiate prosecutions until after the 2020 presidential election, Fox News has learned.

Two sources familiar with Durham's investigation told Fox News this week that Durham is working expeditiously to try to finish the probe by the end of summer, but that several lines of investigation are not yet complete.

"He believes it's critical to do them," one source said. "He is feeling more pressure to get this done and wrapped up."

The source also told Fox News that Durham "does not want this to be viewed political," and the closer it gets to November, Durham could "punt it to after the election."

A spokesman for Durham declined to comment on the status of the investigation.

The president himself on Thursday appeared to express anger over the Russia probe, tweeting "PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT!" and lamenting how "it is a disgrace that nothing happens."

Some Republicans are pushing for the probe to come to a conclusion soon. Earlier this week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said it was "SAD" that Attorney General Bill Barr and Durham could wait until after Election Day to initiate prosecutions.

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AP Wonders What Could Be Causing This Surge In Shootings in Democrat Run Cities That Have Given the Streets Over to Lawless Criminals


Via Hot Air, Mystery and confusion abound among The Smartest People In the World (TM).

Still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and street protests over the police killing of George Floyd, exhausted cities around the nation are facing yet another challenge: a surge in shootings that has left dozens dead, including young children.

The spike defies easy explanation, experts say, pointing to the toxic mix of issues facing America in 2020: an unemployment rate not seen in a generation, a pandemic that has killed more than 130,000 people, stay-at-home orders, rising anger over police brutality, intense stress, even the weather.

"I think it's just a perfect storm of distress in America," said Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms after a weekend of bloodshed in her city.

Jerry Ratcliffe, a Temple University criminal justice professor and host of the "Reducing Crime" podcast, put it more bluntly: "Anybody who thinks they can disentangle all of this probably doesn't know what they're talking about."

"The spike defies easy explanation," lol.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition



In Trump v. Vance, the attempt by New York to subpoena President Trump's financial records as part of a state criminal investigation was upheld by a 7-2 majority.

As much as I want the President to be protected from frivolous and malicious state actions, I also dislike the mantle of nobility that so many in Washington wear, although it is obviously a politically motivated subpoena, and to think otherwise seems silly. But we live in silly times, and the Supreme Court is not immune to unserious actions. Perhaps they could have held that the attempt was transparently political and denied it without creating a precedent that would allow any government entity to harass a sitting president with ridiculous demands and suits and subpoenas.

Unfortunately we have as a Chief Justice an overtly political hack; a deep-state operative who runs the court as an arm of his personal political beliefs and feelings, one of which is that he dislikes the President.

What is next? Suing to see his colonoscopy results?

Here is Trump v. Mazars, the separation of powers case.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread


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Self Portrait Aka The Model
Laura Knight

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The Morning Report - 7/9/20

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Thursday, and I'm looking back at the good old days of 2016 and 2018 when we laughed as the Democrat Party was seemingly going over a cliff, with the raving lunacy of such individuals as Bernardo Sandersnista and Donkey-Chompers AOC as its suicide note. Yet I had a niggling (can I still say that?), unsettling feeling come over me when I realized that those two and their ilk were not sideshow curiosities but represented a sizeable percentage of that party's electorate. Whether it was solely Trump derangement syndrome that caused the Democrats to drop the last infinitesimal pretense of being pro-American, or the coming of age of two generations of citizens weaned on the poisonous bilge force fed to them by American academia almost since birth is now a moot point. The events of the past six months, with the epicenter/flashpoint being the Minneapolis incident of May 25th, have made it quite clear that that Party, its leadership, supporters, financiers and voters represent an absolute, undeniable existential threat to whatever vestige of America as founded is still left.

...we are preparing the ground for a different kind of society.

...Because we are coming for you and your rotten system.

We are coming to dismantle this deeply oppressive, racist, sexist, violent, utterly bankrupt system of capitalism, this police state.

We cannot and will not stop until we overthrow it and replace it with a world based instead on solidarity, genuine democracy, and equality - a socialist world...

Those were the words of Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama "Idiot Savant" Sawant, who went on a rant directed at Jeff Bezos after the body passed the so-called "Amazon tax." It wasn't just aimed at him nor was it limited to taxation. She threatened to seize control of the Fortune 500, ban private property, free housing, abolish the police, release the rioters, etc. etc. etc. (For those keen on projectile vomiting, you can read it here. Links to Socialist Alternative website.)

Even incompetent Lefty whack-a-doo mayor Jenny Durkan cannot escape Sawant's ire, who is seen I guess as not having enough revolutionary zeal. Durkan, like Eliot Engel and others of their ilk are dead Democrats walking. This is not merely a local crime story; there is open hostility and warfare for the future direction and leadership of the party. Malig-Nancy Pelosi's and Cuck Schemer's flying rodents are coming home to roost.

..."Biden is transparently taking a bet to win over a group of anti-Trump Republicans but at the expense of what? Potentially losing some of the largest movements in history?" progressive activist and Sanders supporter Nomi Kurst told The Hill. "His excitement is extremely low and that should always be alarming for candidates. It's the Hillary Clinton strategy all over again."

... Progressives say they may bolt the party, though, if Biden keeps up efforts to woo Republicans, stressing that partisan rancor is at an all-time high and Republicans are likely to oppose Biden policy efforts once he takes office.

"It's very hard to understand why after going through eight years of the Obama administration that Joe Biden thinks we'll be able to carve out grand deals with Republicans,' one activist told The Hill. "The way we'll get Republicans to the table is by having a progressive movement in the Democratic Party that is strong enough to force them there..."

You'll have to force the GOP-e with a feather, toots. In any case The Democrat Party is gone. So where does that leave the party's establishment, that still controls much of the political muscle? Kind of fucked, actually, in the short-term political sense if it doesn't get with the program. And the short-term goal is defeating Trump in November. Tovarich Molotov? Say hello to Herr von Ribbentrop.

..."I [Bernie Sanders] was glad to work with the vice president in forming six separate task forces. Which had some of the most knowledgeable people in the country coming together to deal with education and climate change and health care and the economy and criminal justice and immigration reform. And these folks, needless to say, the people who represented the progressive movement had a different perspective on things than did Biden's people... I think the compromise that they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the most progressive president since FDR...

I had a very long conversation with a very well known media figure (who shall remain nameless) who still thinks that the Antifa/BLM brownshirts are merely pawns of the globalists. Once the revolution succeeds, they will be dealt with much like Ernst Roehm's brownshirt stormtroopers were dealt with. At first I wasn't quite convinced but considering the words of characters like Mattis, McRaven et al, and the fact that the military would obey orders to put down an insurrection by Antifa/BLM to preserve order - even if that "order" was the new New Order of Globalist America (now with 100% less liberty!), I thought otherwise. Whatever happens to the Democrat Party is irrelevant considering the possible consequences to the nation as a whole.

I know it's depressing. But we can never predict the future. I'm not going to be Pollyanna here; the Left holds a lot of the cards. But they're not invincible and infallible. Freedom isn't free. The question is now how much are we personally willing to sacrifice in our own blood and treasure to ensure it, at least for the remainder of our lifetime and hopefully our children (assuming our children are still capable of being deprogrammed)? We have now passed a point of no return. What America will be a year from now, let alone 10, is anyone's guess. But while there is life left in me, I'm not about to bend a knee to these assholes.

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Overnight Open Thread (07/08/2020)
[Buck Throckmorton]

—Open Blogger

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TED Talks are a mystery to me - a bunch of vapid words that sound deep but say nothing, while somehow making the attendees feel as if they have achieved some higher plane of consciousness. The “Thought Leader” in this video does an outstanding job of mocking every TED Talk you’ve ever been forced to watch.

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Trump Derangement: A Twitter Case Study


Okay, so: This is a parody account.

But it's a good one.

And also, I copied like half of the tweets before the suspicion that I was being punked dawned on me. And, you know. That was like four solid minutes of work, so.

The actual tweets didn't strike me as parody. This is how lefties talk/think. Anyone who disagrees with them is a RUSSIAN BOT and #RACIST.

What finally ticked it for me was her statement that she had two "furchildren" -- this is how single liberal women call the pets they have substituted for children -- and that she identifies as a "White #WomanofColor."

I mean... it's so close to real I want to just say THIS IS STRAIGHT UP REAL, YO but it's not quite real. Just a very close simulation of our Current Year Clownworld Reality.

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Fascinating Bio of Robert Maxwell, Ghislaine Maxwell's Father


Robert Barnes' recap of the career of Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine's dad) is amazing.

Maxwell supposedly died of a heart attack while on his yacht. There is wide speculation that he was actually abducted, tortured for information, and then returned to the yacht dead.

He was connected to every western intelligence agency -- and every communist one too.

Parts of LeCarre's Russia House were lifted right from his bio.

And isn't it odd that Jeffrey Epstein seems to have been in the same business?

Trump's Secretary of Labor, Acosta, said that he was told to go easy on Epstein by the intelligence community.

Barnes also speculates that the guy who was the head attorney in the Southern District of New York, the guy Trump just fired, may have been running interference for Epstein and then Ghislaine, because the minute he's fired, Ghislaine's arrested.

I usually throw cold water on conspiracy theories but I think probably every speculation you make about this case is probably true.

And I think Bill and Hillary Clinton should be worried.

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LOL: British Court Orders Christopher Steele to Pay Damages for Defaming People With His Russia Hoax Libels


But many continue to believe this bullshit -- including 90% of the "conservative media intellectual class."

Ahem. "Intellectuals."

Intellectuals who have believed every single conspiracy theory Fusion GPS cooked up for them, and continue believing in them.

The ruling involves a long-discredited claim in Steele's dossier – repeatedly used by U.S. news media – that Russia’s Alfa Bank, connected to Aven and Fridman, was transmitting secret messages between Moscow and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.


Warby ruled that while Steele had a national security interest to share his intelligence with U.S. and British authorities, several of the allegations in Memo 112 of the Steele dossier were “inaccurate or misleading as a matter of fact.”

The judge ruled Steele violated the law by failing to aggressively check the accuracy of one claim accusing Aven and Fridman of making illicit payments to Russia President Vladimir Putin before distributing it to various U.S. and British figures, including the FBI.

“That is an allegation of serial criminal wrongdoing, over a prolonged period. Even in the limited and specific context of reporting intelligence for the purposes I have mentioned, and despite all the other factors I have listed, the steps taken to verify that proposition fell short of what would have been reasonable,” Warby ruled.

“The allegation clearly called for closer attention, a more enquiring approach, and more energetic checking,” the judge added.

The ruling involves a long-discredited claim in Steele's dossier-- repeatedly used by U.S. news media – that Russia’s Alfa Bank, connected to Aven and Fridman, was transmitting secret messages between Moscow and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election.

The FBI concluded the computer pings were not nefarious messages but rather routine behavior most likely connected to email spam. Special Counsel Robert Mueller told Congress last year he did not believe the allegations.

Fridman hailed the ruling in a statement.

"We are delighted with the outcome of this case and that Mr Justice Warby has determined what we have always known to be the case – that the contents of Memorandum 112 are inaccurate and misleading," he said. "Ever since these odious allegations were first made public in January 2017, my partners and I have been resolute and unwavering in our determination to prove that they are untrue, and through this case, we have finally succeeded in doing so."

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Former Running Back Larry Johnson Defends DeSean Jackson's (Fake) Antisemitic Quote With His Own Even Viler (Fake) Antisemitic Quote


The Nobel Committee is spoiled for choice this year.

But this isn't racism, because only White Devils can be racist.

The NFL -- catch the spirit!

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Open Thread (For the Moment)


I might be taking the day off.

Stormfront assholes are driving me out of business and I cannot do anything about it.

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Lt. Colonel Vindman Announces Retirement; Will Spend More Time With His Bearclaws and Hardening Arteries


If you remember:

Vindman's name was forwarded for possible promotion. Anti-American liar Tammy Duckworth stated that she would hold up all promotions unless this Ukrainian partisan was promoted further in the US Army.

Apparently Trump said "Fuck you." The armed forces are up or out at the higher ranks; you're either promoted, or you retire.

Lieutenant Bearclaw Marverick is retiring.

He's probably taking a big-money post with a Clintonoid Deep State affiliated "intelligence" and consulting company like Beacon, or...

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Supreme Court Rules 7-2 That The Little Sisters of the Poor Charity Does Not Have to Provide Contraceptives to Employees


I suppose that this counts as a "win," in today's debased, garbage-fire age.

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration acted within its authority when it expanded exemptions to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement for employers to provide insurance coverage that includes contraception -- in a victory for Little Sisters of the Poor, the Catholic group that has been at the center of the national debate over the mandate.

The court ruled 7-2 in favor of the Trump administration and the Catholic charity that cares for the elderly in two related disputes against Pennsylvania, which sued over the validity of a rule from the Trump administration that allowed religious-affiliated groups and some for-profit companies to opt-out of providing contraception coverage to employees.

The majority opinion, written by Justice Clarence Thomas, ruled that the Trump administration's challenged rulemaking was aboveboard, and hailed the work of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Yes, this is a win, but here's my problem: This was a win that required 1, a very sympathetic plaintiff, with 2, very good and free (I'd imagine) legal representation, and 3, the intervention of a sympathetic presidential administration.

What hope do the rest of us have?

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The Morning Rant


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Much of what makes Donald Trump Donald Trump is his uncanny ablility to plainly talk about what everybody already knows. Here is a brief excerpt from his speech at Mt. Rushmore:

And yet, as we meet here tonight, there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure.

Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.

Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing...

One of their political weapons is "Cancel Culture" -- driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees. This is the very definition of totalitarianism, and it is completely alien to our culture and our values, and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America. This attack on our liberty must be stopped, and it will be stopped very quickly...

In our schools, our newsrooms, even our corporate boardrooms, there is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments, then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted, and punished.

Make no mistake: this left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.

To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol, and memory of our national heritage.

I am overjoyed when I hear him talk like this. I shout at the TV, not in anger, but in sheer exuberance. He gets it! He gets it! Finally, someone in power actually gets it!

Meanwhile, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is calling for the "dismantling" of the American political system.

“We can’t stop at criminal justice reform or police reform for that matter. We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in health care, in employment, in the air we breathe.”

So much of progressive rhetoric is delivered in vague generalities. "System(s) of oppression" is one of their favorites. It means everything and yet nothing. It sounds very impressive. It's not just regular oppression, it's actually a 'system' which suggests conscious intent. And since it's a 'system', it doesn't need any evidence to support its existence, which should be obvious to anyone who looks. And if you question it, you're obviously a racist.

And now here comes the Jahr Null stuff:

We must recognize that these systems of oppression are linked. As long as our economy and political systems prioritizes profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequity. So we cannot stop at criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”

President Trump's vision of America is one of building up, while Rep. Omar's is one that focuses on tearing down and 'dismantling systems'. Which sounds pretty extensive. Like perhaps if she was allowed to dismantle what she thought needed dismantling, there wouldn't be much left. But when you point this out, her defenders get all butthurt and beat a hasty retreat back into the safely fortified motte while accusing you of 'twisting her words'. And this raises the question of what, exactly, is their problem with Omar being called a rat bastard commie. Is it that the accusation is unjust, or do they just not want it to be stated publicly? Because if she's not a rat bastard commie, maybe she shouldn't talk like one.

Americans need to choose: either Trump's vision or Omar's. Much as I hate to say, this, but at this point, I'm not sure which way the vote would go.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread


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The Card Players
Ernest Meissonier

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The Morning Report - 7/8/20

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Wednesday and a couple of items are standing out that though seemingly unrelated, are in fact part and parcel of the overall effort by the Democrat-Globalist effort to defeat President Trump and then seize absolute power once and for all.

First, we have so-called Senator Tammy Duckworth, whom we must not and cannot ever criticize because she is a wounded combat veteran, openly calling for the dynamiting of Mount Rushmore and erasing George Washington from our history. It's funny because the "War on Terror" (spit) where Duckworth got her legs blown off was being waged against combatants from a repressive, retrograde barbaric culture that also had a penchant for dynamiting historical sites that did not comport with its mad weltanschauung. Amazing how similar "progressivism" and Islam are in this and in many other fundamental ways ("They laugh alike, they walk alike, At times they even talk alike - You can lose your mind, When cousins are two of a kind!). The fact that Duckworth on national television came out in favor of doing the exact same thing here, on our own soil, to our own culture and history is just stunning beyond description.

And then, when she gets called on it by Tucker Carlson, she has the unmitigated temerity to take offense and attack a legitimate criticism. But this is a typical Leftist tactic. They will never debate you because they know they'll get their ass kicked. What they seek to do is shriek, scream and smear you, if they cannot silence or cower you into submission. Carlson was having none of it.

...The senator apparently objected to a segment on Carlson's show in which the host criticized Duckworth for savaging President Donald Trump's Mount Rushmore speech as a tribute to "dead traitors" and suggesting it was time to "listen to the conversation" about taking down statues of President George Washington.

"We played that for you last night and we noted how grotesque it was," Carlson said about Duckworth's seeming willingness to remove Washington's statues. "Only someone who hates the country would suggest ripping down monuments to its founder," he said.

Carlson noted that Duckworth did not deny his criticizing but instead "questioned our right to criticize her at all since she was once injured while serving in the Illinois National Guard. That's what passes for an argument in modern identity politics: they don't address the points that you make; they question your right to make them at all..."

He invited Duckworth to debate the issue on show but was informed by her office that "before even considering our request, we must first issue a public apology for criticizing Tammy Duckworth." Carlson described Duckworth as someone who "is too afraid to defend her own statements on a cable TV show: what a coward..."

Speaking of incest and incestuous relationships, we have Bro-Fo Omar/Nur, the Jew-hating, America-hating immigration fraudster calling for not only the dismantling of monuments but of the entire American political and free market system. How does this and the poisonous bilge from the holier-than-thou-roller Duckworth jibe with their oaths to preserve protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies foreign and domestic? Spoiler alert: it doesn't.

Duckworth and Omar are not outliers. They are part and parcel of the Democrat Party in its entirety. The latter is openly fomenting insurrection with only the barest of gossamer-thin fig leafs of pretense of being pro-American. It's one thing for the Burn-Loot-Murder crowd to openly trash the country; I can deal with that. But when Democrats like Schemer, Malig-Nancy and Duckworthless claim the mantle of righteousness and demonize us as the ones who are anti-American, that's just the bitter end for me. And the only reason they can get away with this bilge is because they have the media to reinforce the propaganda as well as censor opposing voices, much of the bureaucracy behind them to crush opposition - see this link about the persecution of people who dared paint over "BLM" on a California Street (but eradicating Mount Rushmore is patriotism, right?) and more alarmingly, corporate America and what's left of Main Street USA enforcing the terrorism. That is chilling. Like the perpetually-lying-in-state McCain, the Left and the cuck-servatives will no doubt blast anyone for criticizing a veteran, regardless of what that person said. Naturally, that only applies to veterans who are either Democrats or who are down with the program, unlike, for instance, General Michael Flynn. Funny how the Left, historically anti-military are now the staunchest defenders of our "heroes in uniform."

Aside from the glaring hypocrisy, there's also another insidious reason. It's to lay the groundwork for a potential physical coup against President Trump should he outright win re-election or G-d forbid we have a repeat of 2000 brought about by the inherent fraud with mail-in voting. Thanks to Obama's purging of flag officers and replacing them with Bearclaw Vindman-types, as well as the politicization of the Pentagon, we now have McGenerals and McAdmirals like Mattis, McRaven, McChrystal, McMaster and all sorts of other lackies in uniform that will actually do the unthinkable.

Speaking of Stanley McChrystal, he is a fucking snake and extremely dangerous. Recall that he openly boasted about the disinformation tactics used against our foreign enemies being used here, in this country, against Trump to counter the President's "disinformation" - i.e. the truth - about the phony Chinese Lung AIDS pandemic. Don't think for a minute that his McChrystal Group is not at this very minute doing the same thing to make the President out to be some sort of unstable tyrant who will declare himself emperor this November 3rd.

And speaking of disinformation and the attempt to sabotage the elections yet again, we have Dr. Anthony Fauci continuing to pump out the party line that the Peking Pox Pandemic will be the death of us all. That is, unless we continue to tank our economy by imprisoning the entire population - except of course for rioters, looters and protesters. But that still means that going to the polls in person to vote will mean extinction of the entire species! It seems to me that the rioting over the death of that guy in Minneapolis not only had no effect against Trump, but quite the opposite. I think that the only gambit they have left is to ramp up Sino Sinus Syphilis panic yet again because of all the massive new cases. Forget that the never reported flat to declining death rate along with the spike means that the virus is now - and always has been - marginally more deadly than seasonal flu. Or that the CDC itself said that the danger is essentially over; news that Fauci publicy poo-pooed! The media will have him as the point person to distort and embargo the facts from now until Election Day. And if Trump tries to sideline him, well, you can guess the rest.

Dangerous times.

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Overnight Open Thread (07/07/2020)



As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it?
-- William Marcy Tweed
"If it had grown up," she said to herself, "it would have made a dreadfully ugly child; but it makes rather a handsome pig, I think."
-- Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (Lewis Carroll)
Omit needless words.

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he should avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

-- William Strunk, Jr.

At no time, at no place, in solemn convention assembled, through no chosen agents, had the American people officially proclaimed the United States to be a democracy. The Constitution did not contain the word or any word lending countenance to it, except possibly the mention of "We, the people," in the preamble...When the Constitution was framed no respectable person called himself or herself a democrat.
-- Charles Austin Beard and Mary Ritter Beard

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open thread


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Eagles Star DeSean Jackson Pushes Louis Farrakhan and Antisemitic Conspiracy Theories


As Twitchy asks: Will he be repeatedly forced to apologize as Drew Brees was for offering the "controversial" opinion that the American flag deserved respect?

Or will it be swept under the rug?

Answer: The second one.

Jackson also posted a page from a book, "The Hidden Treasure That Lies in Plain Sight 4: The Day of the Lord and the End of America." It states: "Hitler said, 'because the white Jews knows [sic] that the Negroes are the real Children of Israel and to keep Americas secret the Jews will blackmail America.'"




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Shocker: Minneapolis Neighborhood That Took a White Guilt Pledge Not to Call the Cops Suffers Its Third Sexual Assault in a Month


The article, as Ed Morrisey notes, refuses the reader the information that this neighborhood took a pledge to never call police, and now has a sprawling homeless encampment in a park previously used by children playing.

Now adult homeless people and assorted other invaders are having all the fun.

Three sexual assaults have occurred since late last month in south Minneapolis at Powderhorn Park with the most recent as Sunday, where hundreds of homeless people have been encamped, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board said Tuesday.

The first incident occurred late on June 26 or early on June 27 and involved a girl being assaulted, said Park Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers. People from the park brought the girl to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for examination, and she was later turned over to social services personnel. No arrests have been made.

A caller reached 911 to report a woman being assaulted at the park on June 27. The woman received medical attention and city police arrested 40-year-old Jonathan Taylor nearby. He’s charged with groping the woman in their tent. She's the same victim he is charged with raping on May 22 in a Brooklyn Center hotel.

On Sunday, a girl was assaulted by a man in the park. A Metro Transit police squad vehicle was flagged down that afternoon, and "after further questioning, the victim reported the assault," said Park Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers.

The neighborhood considered putting a cap on the size of the vagrant population they were willing to let squat in the park formerly used by their children.

But they decided to let as many bums come in as possible.

RICHARD TSONG-TAATARII – STAR TRIBUNE FILE Powderhorn Park in south Minneapolis is the site of growing homeless encampments. TEXT SIZE EMAIL PRINT MORE Three sexual assaults have occurred since late last month in south Minneapolis at Powderhorn Park with the most recent as Sunday, where hundreds of homeless people have been encamped, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board said Tuesday.

The first incident occurred late on June 26 or early on June 27 and involved a girl being assaulted, said Park Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers. People from the park brought the girl to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for examination, and she was later turned over to social services personnel. No arrests have been made.

A caller reached 911 to report a woman being assaulted at the park on June 27. The woman received medical attention and city police arrested 40-year-old Jonathan Taylor nearby. He’s charged with groping the woman in their tent. She’s the same victim he is charged with raping on May 22 in a Brooklyn Center hotel.

On Sunday, a girl was assaulted by a man in the park. A Metro Transit police squad vehicle was flagged down that afternoon, and “after further questioning, the victim reported the assault,” said Park Board spokeswoman Robin Smothers.

The girl remained at HCMC as of late Tuesday morning. Hennepin County Child Protection Services is involved, and a suspect has been arrested but not yet charged.

Further information about the incidents have yet to be released by the Park Board.

Junail Anderson, whose Freedom from the Streets community organization is assisting with one of the encampments, said sexual assaults “can happen in any park.”

Anderson said the people staying in Powderhorn Park are keeping tabs on one another and holding nightly meetings to discuss any common issues.

She said the city needs to step up and help people find places for them to live.

“We’re hoping and praying that the mayor listens to us,” Anderson said. “If people are worried about people being preyed on, than give us housing we can afford.”

Carlos Losano Enrique, who calls Powderhorn Park his temporary home, said, “I see a lot of arguing but no fighting.” Two days ago, he said, someone broke his car’s windshield, but he’s not ready to leave yet.

“The reason I am here is because I need a house,” he said. “I came here the first day they opened, and I have been here for almost five weeks.”

On July 1, a divided Park Board rejected a plan that could have restricted homeless encampments in parks across the city, including the sprawling community at Powderhorn Park that leaders say has become the largest in state history.

The board has accommodated hundreds of homeless people who migrated across Minneapolis in the midst of the unrest following the police killing of George Floyd on May 25.

Last month, commissioners voted to allow homeless residents to stay overnight at city parks. Yet it has struggled to contain order at the Powderhorn site, where two encampments at the northern end of the park have now grown to more than 600 people in 415 tents, the board disclosed last week.

It's amazing that the Star Tribune refuses to report critical information, such as the pledge taken by residents to never call the cops, no matter whose child gets raped.

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Trump Formally Removes the US from the Chinese Propaganda Front W.H.O.


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Say, remember when all the NeverTrumper Twitter All-Star Geniuses vowed that the Circuit Court order would be slam-dunk reviewed en banc and overruled...? Say, Geniuses, that was 14 days ago... and there are mere hours before the order becomes final. Gee, what happened? You Twitter geniuses are so smart and always so confident in your bold manner of agreeing with everyone else on twitter....
Psst, do you think #Putin ordered the judges to #StandDown? Sounds like a winner of a conspiracy theory to me!
BTW: Robert Barnes (yeah I've been listening to him on Viva Frei a lot) said that the US District Court's order to Sullivan to dismiss the Flynn case only becomes a true order after fourteen days -- 14 days are granted to appeal the ruling, or for the court itself to schedule an en banc rehearing. He said it's completely normal for Sullivan to not do anything until those 14 days are up.
The Circuit Court ruling was made Wednesday, June 24th.
Those 14 days are up either tomorrow or Friday. (Do you count 14 days from the next full day or what? I dunno. I suspect you count from the next day.)
Anyway, corrupt incompetent Emmit Sullivan will be signing the order to dismiss the Flynn case either tomorrow or Friday, barring any 11th hour order from the court for an en banc rehearing.
BOLO tomorrow, JJ, OM, and CBD!
Harvard, MIT sue to preserve foreign students' access during coronavirus pandemic "...and speculated the rule was meant to be malicious, "to create as much chaos for universities and international students as possible.""
That works! [CBD]
Biden's Foreign Policy Boss Called for Anti-Israel DNC Platform
"Jewish Democrats are working hard to convince American Jews that Biden will be friendly to Israel, but his latest move once again sends a very different message." [CBD]
Ennio Morricone has died. His score for the Mission. RIP, Senore. [TheJamesMadison]
North Texas City and County Leaders React to Abbott's Face Mask Order
"I don't have the time or manpower to worry about whether people are wearing masks or not[...] I believe the Constitution trumps everything, and I believe in personal responsibility." [CBD]
Brian Kilmeade: I just subscribed to The Dispatch
Lemme guess, you have another shit book to promote and you're trying to get on Jonah's little-noticed podcast?
Profs to America and Israel: Burn, Baby, Burn! "We are witnessing right now in the United States one of the most remarkable uprisings of black people against the structural regime of racial domination..." [CBD]
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