March 01, 2021

Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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The Repentant Saint Peter
Francisco Goya

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The Morning Report - 3/1/21 [J.J. Sefton]

—Open Blogger

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Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and a new month. The big story is the reaction from all quarters to President-in-Exile Donald Trump's first major political speech since the Democrat/Globalist cabal stole the election from him, and really all of us. As usual, by all accounts, he did not disappoint. On every issue and policy that, for the first time since the end of the Second World War, Trump's first term turned around and made a wild success and that Zhou Bai-Din is completely wrecking, Trump took a blowtorch to him, and really to his puppet masters Obama/Jarret/Ayers/Soros.

"Joe Biden has had the most disastrous first month of any president in modern history," Trump declared. "Already the Biden administration has proven that they are anti-jobs, anti-family, anti-borders, anti-energy, anti-women, and anti-science. In just one short month, we have gone from America first to America last."

The former president argued that there is "no better example" of Biden's failure "than the new and horrible crisis on our southern border."

"Joe Biden has triggered a massive flood of illegal immigration into our country the likes of which we have never seen before," Trump declared, noting that Biden has loosened the enforcement of immigration law. He accused Biden of "enriching child smugglers" and having "put the vile coyotes back in business."

"Biden has failed in his number one duty as chief executive, enforcing America's laws," the former president argued. "This alone should be reason enough for Democrats to suffer withering losses in the mid-terms and to lose the White House decisively four years from now."

A few things of note, both tactically and strategically. First, considering the absolute split between us and the only real vehicle for the advancement of our policy goals - the GOP - we are a voting base without a home. That raises the question, is it easier (for lack of a better word) to form a new party, knowing the pitfalls and problems that that would engender, or to try and wrest control of the GOP from the CoC-whore globalist Deep State stooges that are in control of it by purging as many RINOs as possible? PIEOTUS Trump had this to say:

"We will do what we've done right from the beginning, which is to win," Trump said. "We're not starting new parties. You know, they kept saying, 'He's going to start a brand new party.' We have the Republican Party; it's going to unite and be stronger than ever before. I am not starting a new party. That was fake news."

As horrendous as the GOPe is, it has the infrastructure and wherewithal to run candidates not just for president but at every federal, state and local political office. A new party starting from scratch, even with Trump at the top, would just not be able to field such a panoply of candidates, certainly not without splitting the vote as bad or worse than the Libertarians. So, as crappy a prospect as having to wrest control of the GOP, it's much more of an attainable goal. Second wave hitting Omaha Beach as opposed to the first.

Also worthy of note and of respect are up and comers Ron DeSantis and Kristy Noem. Both have proven themselves to be outstanding executives over this past year in their handling of the Chinese coronavirus and more specifically the Democrat totalitarian virus that was and continues to be afflicting much of the nation. Despite the usual and continuing media sliming and smearing, they have come up smelling like a rose -- unlike the Angel of Death in New York who is now circling the drain despite an Emmy Award and self-congratulatory book that is not going to protect him from those within his party who want him out.

In any case, as heartened as I am by the likes of DeSantis, Noem and of course Trump, all of the machinations of reshaping/retaking the party for 2022, 2024 and beyond presupposes that going forward we will have honest, open and fair elections. After everything we have seen, I would be lying to you if I told you I believed that that was going to happen. The United States of America, as it was, is no more. It has been effectively overthrown by a Leftist-Corporatist-Globalist cabal that is now instituting it's own "Operation Warp Speed" to institutionalize it's iron grip while silencing and crushing all dissent or potential threats to its power.

Peoples living under managerism, however, hold a tiger by the tail. The complicated modern lives they lead are held together by esoteric technical management. The management may be less effective than advertised, and leave the masses struggling, but it at least keeps the lights on. Overthrow of the managerial class means the chaotic reversion to pre-Information Age living. To cite just one glaring example, without Tim Cook and the other managers at Apple, there will be no more iPhones to type out Twitter messages about how awful Twitter is. Americans have ceded control of virtually every aspect of their lives to managers, in areas as diverse as food production, medical care, and national defense. The managerial class cannot be guillotined or thrown into gulags as in previous class revolutions -- not without a catastrophic loss of living standards or even total social breakdown.

Looking to the east for harbingers of things to come, Russia has pursued an alternative path to managerial-class eradication; but their alternative is almost as unsettling as guillotines and gulags. When the USSR fell apart, the power held by its managerial class passed into the hands of a wealthy, quasi-criminal oligarchy. The oligarchs allowed the managerial class of Russia to do their work on a leash, much as the managers allowed the capitalists to persist in a diminished capacity under managerism. Russia's path seems a likely template for the United States in the near-term future.

There is no question the next four to eight years will see the managerial class tighten its grip on the levers of power, with concomitant frustration in store for those outside the managerial pale. At some point, we might expect disaffected working-class voters to elevate a leader who promises to break the grip of the managerial class and make experts 'accountable to the people'; but who in practice subordinates the managerial class using the mechanism of an oligarchy, one that dominates everyone, manager or not.

Ugh. It's not even 8:00AM on a Monday morning and I can see a lot of you heading for that bottle of arsenic. But in spite of all of this evil, something's going to give. Bill Maher is a vile homunculus. Yet, despite his being repulsively leftist, he does on occasion act like a broken clock on certain issues, and some of them rather important (the danger of Islam in particular). He had an interesting conversation with Megyn Kelly the other day and the conversation took a very interesting turn:

That's when Kelly dropped a line that should be at the forefront of every single parent's brain as he or she fights the school's efforts to coopt American children: "If he's going to be activated, Doug [Kelly's husband] and I should do it." It's up to the parents, not the schools, to set values for the children -- but of course, that's not how leftists see it.

Maher then chimed in that he'd been hearing from parents -- leftist parents -- about the relentless anti-white activism the New York schools, both public and private, are pushing.

And this is what I've heard from parents -- and these are all liberal, by the way -- who say, "My kids are not ready to be told they're white supremacists." You know, I'm not ready to be told.

[snip]

You talked about this letter the school put out. ... Can I read some of the things that are from this letter, lest people think I'm losing my mind?

"There's a killer cop sitting in every school where white children learn. White children are left unchecked and unbothered in their homes," one sentence starts. Well, how old do you have to be before you can just be unchecked and unbothered. You know, what age to you get bothered?

"I'm tired of white people reveling in their state-sanctioned depravities, snuffing out black lives with no consequences." You know, "go reform white kids."

You know, it bothers me so much that I have to be on this side [Kelly's side] of this issue. Because I've always been a civil rights advocate. You know, don't make me Tucker Carlson. You're the f***ing nuts. This is insane.

"As black bodies drop like flies around us by violent white hands." There is racist problems in this country. But this is hyperbole, and this is making people crazy.

It was with those words that the amazing thing happened: Maher's audience applauded. Over the years, Maher's audiences have always been trained seals, reliably clapping at every hard left, anti-George Bush, anti-Trump, pro-Obama statement the host utters. But this time, he said that the BLM rap pushing Critical Race Theory ("CRT") on American society is dangerous insanity -- and the audience clapped.

Sure, it's anecdotal but it is interesting to note. Also, much as I utterly loathe Bernie Sanders and his even more repulsively anti-Semitic flunky Matt Duss, seems the latter is less than happy with the Biden junta's renewed military adventurism in Syria. And that has got to be reflective of not just the psycho Code Pinkos but perhaps the more amenable liberals (if such a species is not extinct by now). Along with us, there is a lot of disaffection with the current junta as well as with the notion of the legacy two-party political system. I have noted with some irony how much of the rhetoric of the Occupy Wall Street astroturfed protesters actually makes sense some 10 years later (the Jew-hatred notwithstanding). But, look who controls the Democrats.

Forgetting elections for a moment, at least on a national level, the time is ripe to get involved on as local a level as you can possibly get. School boards, community boards, etc. etc. I think that that is going to be the key in somehow clawing back and at least having a chance. It's not going to happen overnight; remember, it took the Communists 100-years to get where they are today. But if you do move in Lefty circles and your cover has not been blown, make yourself into a concern troll and sow division and dissent but from that perspective. It's worth a shot. We've got nothing to lose now.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (2/28/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(H/T screaming in digital)


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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“There are always many things to consider when determining whether or not an officer’s use of deadly force is lawfully justified or not… Any loss of human life is tragic, and I take these decisions very seriously.” Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater


Quote II


“He was trying to de-escalate that situation. But unfortunately, it wasn’t de-escalated despite his best efforts, and he became the victim of this vicious assault you’ve seen.” Woodrow Glass of Ward and Glass, L.L.P.,

Quote III


“Covid didn’t crush the American economy. Government crushed the American economy.” South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem

Quote IV

“The court’s order today holding the CDC’s interference with private property rights under the veil of COVID-19 serves as notice to the Biden administration that the Constitution limits government power,” SLF General Counsel Kimberly Hermann

Quote V

So let me put it bluntly: how many more Afghans will we allow to be killed so that our politicians will not have to admit that the United States and its allies failed in Afghanistan, and it is time to get out? Amitai Etzioni, University Professor and professor of international affairs at The George Washington University


Quote VI

“He’s six. Can he learn how to spell Cleveland before we activate him?” Megyn Kelly

Tweet of The Day


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Gun Thread: Sunday 7PM Edition! [Weasel]

—Open Blogger

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Howdy y'all! It's Sunday and it's 7pm Eastern and we know what that means, don't we? Don't we?? Sure we do! It's Gun Thread time! For the next three hours we'll laugh, we'll cry, and generally have a good 'ol time as we talk about guns, gun stuff and shooting. So settle in to the Lay-Z Boy, pop open a sarsaparilla, and let's see what we have below, shall we?

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Food Thread: If Bacon Is A Rut, It Is A Fine Rut To Be In!

—CBD

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I am nothing if not obsessively repetitive. A few weeks ago I made pork tenderloin with bacon. And because it tasted good, I decided to make it again, but this time with MOR BACON! Yup...bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, because one can never have enough bacon.

And guess what? it was damned fine eating. Simple and quick. The only slight complication was wrapping the bacon around the tenderloin. It separated a bit after cooking, but in the grand scheme of things it was a resounding success. A bit of salt (be careful because bacon is salty), pepper, some chopped thyme, a tiny drizzle of honey, and a quick sear to crisp the bacon a bit, then into the oven with a temperature probe. And done!

Temperature is one of two challenges with pork tenderloin because it is not particularly thick, and it doesn't have much fat (the other challenge) to cover you if you overcook it. That's why probes are so useful. I put the probe into the thickest part of the pork and pulled it as soon as it hit my target temperature of 139 degrees. You would be amazed...or not...by how quickly it carried over to about 143 degrees. Next time I will take it out of the pan as well as the pan out of the oven. The little bit of residual heat was enough to keep cooking it. But with all of that luscious bacon fat caressing it during the short roast it came out fine.

Extrapolating to all foods...what is not good wrapped in bacon?

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Trump at CPAC

—Ace

(I'll duck this post under the food thread after Trump' speech is over. Sorry to stomp!)

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A Little More Of This, And A Little More Of That...

—CBD

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I know that current cars are better in every objective metric. They are faster, more nimble, safer, have far more conveniences, and the seats are absolutely more comfortable. It's all true, but there is something to be said for some of the wilder looks from the bygone years of car design.

Do I want one? No. I'll take a 1966 Mustang that has been gutted and replaced with a modern car, leaving only the gorgeous exterior, but that's about it. That doesn't mean that I can't enjoy the undeniable style of the older cars.

An added benefit of a glimpse of that age is the redolence of our youth, and that is usually amusing.

But don't forget, there were a fair number of clunkers like this one!

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And something quite amusing below the fold...

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There are TWO! Fredos In The Cuomo Family: The Dumb Brother, And The Dumber Brother

—CBD

Second Former Andrew Cuomo Aide Accuses Disgraced Governor of Sexual Harassment

The hits just keep on coming...and it's glorious! Whether it will have any substantive effect other than scuttling his chances for a position on the national stage remains to be seen, and I still think he will survive this. But his wet dreams of a presidential run should be a thing of the past, unless he is so supremely arrogant that he thinks he can survive the charges of sexual misconduct AND the drawn knives of his many enemies within the Democrat party.

Because that is the interesting part of this. It exposes the tension between the factions among the Democrats, and it shows which are ascendant. The establishment Democrats -- the ones who can hide their socialist leanings reasonably well -- are under attack from the younger SJWs who are fresh off their summer rioting successes and see themselves as the saviors of progressivism in America. What's scary is how quickly they have embedded themselves in the Democrat establishment. Karen Hinton, one of the first women to come forward, was his press secretary when he was at HUD, and Lindsey Boylan, Cuomo's other public accuser, had a high-level position within his administration and is now running for Manhattan Borough President. She's no pink-haired freak with tats and piercings.

It also further exposes what we have known for years about politicians of every persuasion; that they are in the main, stunningly arrogant and superior and that they truly believe that their behavior's propriety is exactly what they say it is. In the real world that is called stupidity, but in D.C. and the state houses it is normal and appropriate behavior. Politicians' sense of entitlement is vast, as we have seen recently with their flouting of their own draconian Wuhan Flu rules, playing fast and loose with clear and unambiguous election law, and a thousand other examples of the total disconnect between them and the people they love to rule.

So it's not surprising that Cuomo thinks he can behave this way. And if two women came forward, he did it to 50, and it probably worked on a fair number of them.

Droit du seigneur is alive and well!

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 02-28-2021

—OregonMuse

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Presidential Library, Ankara, Turkey

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which I don't particularly care about, I'm more curious about the babe in bunny ears over there on the right behind the plane. What is she doing there? How is she contributing to this ad? Or is she in the shot by mistake? How is she hooked up with these wankers? Questions abound.



Pic Note:

I get the impression that this is a (Turkish president) Recep Tayyip Erdoğan vanity project. That is, he just hired a bunch of architects and builders and told them "money is no object, just build me the biggest freakin' library you can." And they said "OK, Boss". And this is what they built:

The library, which offers bibliophiles an intellectual feast with its millions of books, has attracted great attention from visitors day and night. So far, 60,600 people have subscribed to the library online...

The design of the library itself harbors architectural influences from the Seljuk and Ottoman era, albeit with a contemporary twist, and is open 24/7 with 2 million printed books and 2 million issues of 12,500 printed magazines. In addition, 68 databases provide access to online content, include 550,000 e-books, 6.5 million electronic theses and 120 million articles and reports belonging to 60,000 e-magazines.

Also:

It is home to the Dīwān Lughāt al-Turk, the first comprehensive dictionary of Turkic languages, compiled in 1072–74 by the Turkic scholar Mahmud Kashgari among many other manuscripts and rare books.

The article didn't say how much Erdoğan's vanity project cost. No doubt a lot. It is so large, ir can accommodate up to 5,000 visitors at a time.


It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

Don't let this happen to you:

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EMT 2/28/21

—krakatoa

Happy Sunday!

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (2/27/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Saturday Night Joke

1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL.

2. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING.

3. The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL.

4. The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL.

5. The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.


And...


6. The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF

THE amazing fact is, the higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become.


There must be a shit load of people in Washington D.C. playing marbles.

(H/T Legally Sufficient)

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-27-2021 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

—Open Blogger

Movie Review 27 Feb 2021: The Man in The Chair

In honor of Christopher Plummer's passing, I thought I would repost a review of a movie he made nearly fifteen years that nobody saw. For reviews of other recent Plummer works, check out Remember, the last Nazi warcrime story (at least it was until we deported Friedrich Berger last week!) and the out-and-proud Beginners. The 'gique also recommends the classic The Sound of Music and, of course, the always amazing Starcrash.



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Plummer wouldn't wear this much eyeliner again until "Beginners".

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Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 02-27-2021

—OregonMuse

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WIM Anastasia Sorokina (BEL)




Blog Note:

425 How come the damn Hints: and Goals: are never filled out on the beginner and intermediate chess challenges. I consider this the equivalent of a hostile work environment.

Posted by: AntiMarxProLennon at February 20, 2021 10:14 PM (o/sjX)

Heh. Right. I forget that we have n00bs that may not know how I do things. To see an actual "Goal" or "Hint", just drag your mouse past the word, as if you're highlighting a line of text. Because that's exactly what you're doing. The text is in an invisible font and highlighting it will cause it to appear. NOTE: Many invisible inks are made visible by holding the paper over a candle flame. Do NOT do this with your computer screen. You will be disappointed in the results.


Moviegique will be along later with the movie thread. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - Black To Play (1318 )

Goal: Black can force mate in 3
Hint: Move only the knights


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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Sure it's the middle of Saturday afternoon, but kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

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Saturday Gardening and Puttering Thread, February 27 [KT]

—Open Blogger

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Hi, everybody! Had a chance to go outdoors? What's it like where you are? Windy here.

We have the best lurkers here at AoSHQ. Look at the photo above, which was taken by a Lurker's Wife! And there's another one below the fold.

I follow your postings every Saturday. Please see two pictures my wife took during the top (or bottom) of the Texas storm.

Wow.

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Bad dream: encountering The Woke in a criminal trial [KT]

—Open Blogger

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An Unwoke Jury (I hope)

I had jury duty this week. It had been a little less than a year and a half since I last had jury duty. This time, the jury pool was all for a single trial - attempted murder. Because of COVID restrictions, part of the courtroom proceedings were broadcast to prospective jurors in the jury assembly room. Jury selection took 3 days.

This is the second time I have been in a jury pool for an attempted murder trial. The first time was in a federal court, many years ago. Jury selection took only a few hours back then.

This time, there was a lengthy questionnaire, and potential jurors with experience (or relatives or close friends with experience) in criminal justice, law, law enforcement, corrections, medicine or psychology got extra scrutiny. As well as those with experience as victims of violent crime. The judge emphasized again and again that jurors must follow the law as he explained it. He skillfully discouraged people from making excuses for avoiding jury duty. But attorneys were given broad latitude for excluding potential jurors.

I am dubious of jury selection procedures which allow the exclusion of people with knowledge of, say, science when scientific evidence will be presented. I have a feeling that some of this sort of thing was going on in this case.

Anyway, the defense did not want me to be on the jury.

The questionnaire also asked about membership in groups such as those pushing jury nullification and related ideas. Made me think about several ways that 'wokeness' could mess up a criminal trial.

Of course, there are 'woke' district attorneys, like the ones across the country whose campaigns were financed by George Soros. But what about when laws or members of juries go 'woke'?

James Lindsay wrote a clear-headed little piece about how wokeness threatens the rule of law in general.

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Saturday Morning Coffee Break

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Not the mug to use when working from home)

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EMT 2/27/21

—krakatoa

Lame EMT is open for business.

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ONT : Schadenfreude Edition

—WeirdDave

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I just don't get lefties. I know I don't usually do commentary on Fridays, but this has been bothering me for a while. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the hell out of it, but to me it would be like knowing someone who doesn't wipe their ass after they poop. I mean, how could you not? It's so bloody simple and obvious, and everyone else does it as a matter of course, but for some reason they never put the concept of toilet paper and bumhole together.

I'm talking of course about the wailing and gnashing of teeth on the left. If you follow any kind of social media, it's been so delicious to see. There's even a Twitter feed, @BidenLs, that collects them. They are furious that they haven't gotten stimulus checks, moreso when they realize that the government's vassals are going to get 15 times that amount:

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That's $21,000 in case you weren't paying attention. For a family with both parents working for the government, that's roughly 2/3 of the annual median household income not to work. They're amazed that Biden (or whichever puppet master has his hand up Biden's butt) ordered air strikes in Syria. Guys, it wasn't Trump that was starting and expanding endless wars, that was the policy of the Obama administration, and you're surprised when Obama 2: Electric Boogaloo does the same thing? They're shocked at the casual racism coming from Joe “You have to have an accent to work at 7-11” Biden (Blacks can't use the internet). These guys have always been the racists. It's so obvious in almost everything they say and do, how can you not have seen it? The list goes on.

I just don't get it. Moths at street lamps show more cognitive ability than most leftists. They're baffled and dismayed when the same people do the same things that they've always done, over and over, simply because, for 5 minutes during an election campaign, they said they'd do something different this time. Pinky swear, just the tip, I promise. And the next time around they'll go right out and vote for them again. SMDH.

As I said, it's amusing to watch in a laughing-amongst-the-ruins kind of way, but I just don't get it.

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Re-Education Camp Cafe: Howlin' Wolf Edition

—Ace

Pet otter enjoying a cat tree.

Pretty funny: Dog has a tantrum because the cat is lying on its dog bed.


Shar pei is always poking his owner when he wants something.

This dog is too cute.


Petunia the Rescue Duck gets very excited when her owner gets home.

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Blast from the Past: A Commentator Describes Northern (Liberalish) "Conservatism," in 1897

—Ace

Holy mackerel.

You read this description of "Northern conservatism," and its endless capitulation to radical progressivism, and subsequent defense of the victories of radical progressivism as the new status quo to be championed, and you tell me this wasn't written just yesterday.

As opposed to 1897.

He wrote in the late nineteenth century that the women's rights movement would certainly prevail, because its only opponent was Northern Conservatism, which failed to ever conserve anything.

It may be inferred again that the present movement for women's rights will certainly prevail from the history of its only opponent: Northern conservatism.

This is a party which never conserves anything. Its history has been that it demurs to each aggression of the progressive party, and aims to save its credit by a respectable amount of growling, but always acquiesces at last in the innovation.

What was the resisted novelty of yesterday is today one of the accepted principles of conservatism; it is now conservative only in affecting to resist the next innovation, which will tomorrow be forced upon its timidity and will be succeeded by some third revolution; to be denounced and then adopted in its turn.

American conservatism is merely the shadow that follows Radicalism as it moves forward towards perdition. It remains behind it, but never retards it, and always advances near its leader. . . .

Its impotency is not hard, indeed, to explain.

It is worthless because it is the conservatism of expediency only, and not of sturdy principle.

It intends to risk nothing serious for the sake of the truth, and has no idea of being guilty of the folly of martyrdom.

It always when about to enter a protest very blandly informs the wild beast whose path it essays to stop, that its "bark is worse than its bite," and that it only means to save its manners by enacting its decent role of resistance: The only practical purpose which it now serves in American politics is to give enough exercise to Radicalism to keep it "in wind," and to prevent its becoming pursy and lazy, from having nothing to whip.

No doubt, after a few years, when women's suffrage shall have become an accomplished fact, conservatism will tacitly admit it into its creed, and thenceforward plume itself upon its wise firmness in opposing with similar weapons the extreme of baby suffrage; and when that too shall have been won, it will be heard declaring that the integrity of the American Constitution requires at least the refusal of suffrage to asses. There it will assume, with great dignity, its final position.

Dabney was a Confederate Army chaplain so that partly explains his vehemence about Northern conservatism.

And yeah: He thought that slavery was a conservative institution worth conservatively conserving.

Dabney defended the biblical "righteousness" of slavery and opposed public schools.

That said: Man, is this a near-perfect description of today's form of "conservatism," treating the victories the left scored five years ago as the New Tradition to be defended, or what?

Fake Conservatism is not standing athwart history shouting "Stop!" but rather meekly mumbling, "Just wait five years and then we'll join you as passionate brothers-in-arms."

A "conservatism" that is nothing but "What the progressives wanted five years ago" is not any kind of philosophy. It is only a never-ending retreat.


Thanks to RealityStation.

Semi-related: The Incela Corridor boys all fall over themselves to salute their leftwing handlers, so I guess this is related:

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Under Pressure, Malevolent Elf-Queen Fauci Backpedals and Allows That Maybe You Can Get Together With Friends and Socialize After You've Been Vaccinated

—Ace

Days ago, Malevolent, Incompetent Elf-Queen Fauci had a new declaration: Even when they're vaccinated, grandparents will not be allowed to hug their families.

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The Undersized Troll also declared that people will no longer be permitted to "congregate" -- anywhere.

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Quick Hits

—Ace

The Federalist's Dave Marcus gives the Jim Acosta Treatment to... Jim Acosta.

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GAINZZZ!: The Return

—Ace

I have very mild gains. Lost three pounds on a five day semi-fast. Meh. Slowly picking up the pace on my walk-runs.

Otherwise, no GAINZZZ to report.

What about you-all? What are your GAINZZZ?

Are you psyched that the government is going to take covid as yet another crisis that shouldn't be allowed to go to waste, and make new completely-wrong "health" demands?

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Lady GaGa's Dogs Dog-Napped; FBI Investigates Case To See If... TRUMP SUPPORTERS Kidnapped the Dog

—Ace

No, really: They've decided to take jurisdiction in a local dog-napping because of the possibility that MAGA Terrorists kidnapped the dog because this idiot sang (or warbled) at Joe Biden's (fake) inauguration.

Incredible:

FBI investigates whether the dognapping of Lady Gaga's bulldogs was politically motivated because she sang at Biden's inauguration

The FBI is reportedly probing whether the dognapping of Lady Gaga's bulldogs was politically motivated

Source claimed it could be politically motivated since she sang at President Joe Biden's inauguration

The revelation that Gaga's dogs could have been 'stolen for ransom' comes just hours after horrifying video showed the moment her dog's walker, Ryan Fischer, was shot in the chest in Los Angeles on Wednesday night

Fischer, 30, had been walking Gaga's beloved dogs Koji, Miss Asia and Gustav, when he was shot in the chest

Two of Gaga's dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen while her third bulldog, Miss Asia, managed to escape

...

It's currently unclear whether Gaga's dogs were specifically targeted, but French bulldogs are in high demand and can sell for as much as $10,000 if they have pedigree lineage

Gaga, 34, is offering a $500,000 reward for the safe return of Gustav and Koji 'no questions asked'

Without ransom demand (made by interstate communications), this is a purely local crime.

But the FBI wants to meet some celebrities, and also wants to target half the country as criminal terrorists, so.

There's no evidence for this claim. This is all just speculation -- or, more accurately, optimism on the FBI's part that they can conduct further political investigations.

Meanwhile, the FBI takes the position that Antifa needs no investigating because it's just an ideology.

While also meanwhile:

@ZoeTillman

Acting Deputy Attorney General John Carlin just held a briefing about DOJ's approach to domestic terrorism/extremism, and confirmed that re: Jan. 6, 300+ people have now been charged and 280+ arrested.

Investigation is "moving at a speed and scale that is unprecedented."
Posted by: Tami

Defund them. Defund them. Defund them. Make them Learn to Code.

And never convict in a case in which the FBI presents evidence. They are a criminal organization. They are engaged in a conspiracy against the citizens of the United States.

Update:

I posted about this in the previous thread. The description of perps is "two black men" and I'm sure those two white supremacists were mad as hell that Gaga sang for brain impaired Joe. Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Multiracial whiteness for the win!

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Posted by Ace at 02:52 PM Comments

National Review Is Now Sponsored by... FaceBook?

—Ace

Jim Geraghty and National Review were asked to respond to this or clarify. They haven't done so yet.

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Three Republican House Members Vote With Democrats to Force All Schools To Allow Men to Compete With Girls, Making No Exception for Religious Schools

—Ace

What is the point of voting for this party?

Three Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the Equality Act on Thursday. Reps. John Katko (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) voted with Democrats on the vote to ensure "sexual orientation and gender identity are included among protected classes -- without protection for religious objections."

If the bill becomes law, it would likely upend the national culture as Americans have known it, affecting women's and girls' sports, privacy in public facilities, and faith-based institutions.

Katko, Reed, and Fitzpatrick disagreed with their Republican opponents that say the legislation would force women and girls to share private spaces with men.

Lie! They know damn well that's what it would do; this is a Failure Theater pose. They vote for the thing and then later claim "But I didn't know it did that! Please send me money so that I can do the impossible and overturn this law I passed! Money please! I am ready to FIGHT FOR YOU!"

Fuck you.

Republicans also say the bill could facilitate men participating in women's sports if they identify as female.


If the Equality Act passes in the Senate as well, President Joe Biden is expected to sign it into law.

Moderate centrism. Thanks, Conservative, Inc.!

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Biden Orders an Airstrike on Syria, Without Congressional Approval

—Ace

The media is literally getting moist over getting their war on.

The hard left really loves... how polite and respectful the attack was!


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No Mean Tweets in this attack!

El Kabong @El_Kabong81

I see someone switched the NPCs to War Mode this morning.

The true believers are assmad, but the ones who think whatever their phones tell them to are going full Conan.

Apparently Biden (or whoever is, unconstitutionally) really in control of our armed forces) ordered a strike on militants backed by our "Partners in Peace," Iran.

Jack Posobiec @JackPosobiec

Kamala Harris was not informed prior to the Syrian bombing and is very upset about being left out of the loop, per WH official

Update via Tami:

@JackPosobiec 7m

Biden refused to take a meeting with House Democrats on Syria this morning per WH official

Flashback to Cumala whining about Trump's strike on Syria in 2018, and demanding Congressional approval:

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Emotionally-frangible mental spastic David French has also changed his view on the need for congressional approval, oddly enough!

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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I probably should have included this as one of my proverbs last time:

There are three things that baffle me, yea four things I do not understand.

Because certain aspects of government and politics impress me as being completely dysfunctional and I just don't see why they need to be this way.

For example, why is it so difficult to pass a Covid relief bill? Not that I want one, all that we're doing is piling an another trillion dollars onto our our already ridiculously bloated national debt that will eventually have to be paid by some Chinese guy, but I don't understand all of the wrangling and fighting that's going on. It should be a no-brainer:

1. Determine how much money FedGov should put into the pot.
2. Find out from the IRS how many American citizens are eligible to receive relief money.
3. You might have to jiggle with (1) and (2) a bit to come up with reasonable numbers, but that's OK.
4. Divide (1) by (2) to get the per-person amount.
5. Send the per-person amount to everyone who is eligible.
6. The end.

There. Now, was that so hard? But I keep hearing about how the relief bill has to have things like $25 million to refurbish the Kennedy Center and $40 million to teach gender studies in Pakistan, and I think, why are these things in a Covid relief bill? What do they have to do with providing relief to Americans whose jobs or businesses have suffered losses due to the pandemic? And why is seemingly every member of congress trying to shoehorn his or her pet spending project into the bill? And I "seemingly" because I'm hearing *not one* voice in Washington complain about this. Oh, I've heard protests over this or that item, but I have yet to hear anyone say, "every dollar in this bill needs to go to American taxpayers and that's the end of it. Now, let's get busy and pass the bill and get the money sent out."

But it never happens that way. In order for things to get done in Washington DC, many palms must be greased (hey, another proverb!). I guess that's just how things are done. About the only thing we can do is complain about it. The only thing we can do is to point out how much money reaches the American taxpayer as a percentage of the total amount that is actually allocated. Kind of like how charities are evaluated, that is, how much of your donation will actually go to help starving children in third-world countries and how much goes to "administrative" costs. After a certain point, if the "administrative" costs climb pass 30%, 50% and higher, it's really not a charity any more, it's a scam.

As I said, I really don't want a Covid relief bill. But it looks like we're going to get one, anyway. If Trump were still president, there'd be a chance that the 'scam' spending might be minimized. But not now. With Sleepy Joe at the helm, all of the spigots have been cranked wide open.



America Right Now:

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Atlantic Storm
John Singer Sargent

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The Morning Report - 2/26/21 [J.J. Sefton]

—Open Blogger

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Good morning, kids. The weekend is here and, surprise! America is back, baby. That is, back to sending our troops into harm's way in order to sate the bloodlust of the military industrial complex and their profiteers in the DC junta, regardless to the consequences to our national interest or if our security is even threatened in the first place.

Biden ordered the strikes against facilities near Syria's border with Iraq that the militias use. The Department of Defense (DOD) statement did not specify whether the strikes inflicted casualties beyond the structures. Iranian-backed militias fired rockets at both the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and another U.S. base in Iraq in recent weeks.

"At [so-called quote-uquote] 'President' Biden's direction, U.S. military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian-backed militant groups in eastern Syria. These strikes were authorized in response to recent attacks against American and Coalition personnel in Iraq, and to ongoing threats to those personnel," the Department of Defense announced Thursday night."

I ain't no Henry Kissinger, but why in the world if I were the quote-unquote so-called 'president' (nudge nudge wink wink) would I attack the forces of a nation that I am desperately trying to appease by once again doing everything in my power to allow it to manufacture a nuclear weapons arsenal? Could it have something to do perhaps with the fact that at least half of this country is still seething that a national election was stolen? That their livelihoods were destroyed on the pretext of a virus that is now provably marginally more lethal than seasonal flu? That voices of dissent and protest have been silenced and persecuted while the majority of citizens are blood-libeled as unreconstructed, evil subhuman racist traitors and insurrectionists? That our borders are about to be erased as tens of millions of illiterate foreign peasants are set to become first class citizens while the rest of us are relegated to a figurative and possibly literal gulag? That if our children survive nine months in the womb without being sacrificed to Ba'al, Huitzilopochtli and Pazuzu so that their organs can be harvested, or avoid surgical transformation from Boris Karloff into Elsa Lanchester are then brainwashed into hating their heritage, their parents and themselves?

Nah, that's Q-Anon (whatever that is), tinfoil hat, crazy conspiracy talk, that is. Sheesh. One has to wonder if the average Iranian terrorist knows what he may be up against.

The U.S. Navy's reading list for officers and sailors includes books exploring issues in anti-racism and gender politics, potentially overshadowing traditional education in military history and strategy.

Four of the 16 books listed under a section dedicated to personal and leadership development discuss topics such as anti-racism, the criminal justice system, and gender politics. Their titles include Ibram X. Kendi's bestselling How to Be an Antiracist, The New Jim Crow, Sexual Minorities and Politics, and Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. Kendi's book in particular has garnered significant controversy, with many of its ideas spreading from college campuses to public health institutions and public sector unions.

The 4 books mark a major departure from the other 33 books on the list, which focus on the history of the Navy and naval planning.

Remember that mathematics is racist, which might put artillerymen or the fire control officers on board a warship in a bit of pickle when it comes time to plotting a solution. Then again, they just plug it into the computer... which no doubt will have been programmed by someone who underwent the same training that drummed into his/her/xer head that 2+2 = 5.

Now that transsexuals are allowed to openly serve, here's hoping they get sent right in where it's hot so that the Farsis can get a good long look and thank their lucky Mecca space rock they're facing off against Corporal Klinger and not a bitter-clinger purged long ago from the ranks.

Old and Busted: Lock and Load.
New Hotness: Tuck and Mince.

Be sure to scan all the headlines as there are a number of things of import happening now including the push for the minimum wage increase being nixed in the Senate bill by the parliamentarian, who no doubt will soon get a visit from his local BLaM-tifa welcome wagon.

Have a great weekend.

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Tonight's ONT Is Bass Ackwards

—WeirdDave

This just looks wrong.

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If you show me the outline of the US facing the other way, I can't see anything else. Show me this and I see a chicken with a big ass.

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Re-Education Camp Cafe: Tough Old Birds Edition

—Ace

A troop of penguins is saved by an Adelie, "the feistiest penguin in the world."

Water dikkops -- goofy looking birds --have a bizarre strategy for protecting their nests: They build their nests right next to crocodiles' nest. They count on the crocodiles to keep away most other predators.

But what about the crocodiles? Well, the dikkops just kind of chin up to the crocodiles and puff out their chests and extend their wings to make themselves look big and try to back the crocodiles down. In that clip, dikkops try to scare off a monitor lizard and, when that fails, they call for the crocodiles to come back to the nest.

This bird isn't tough -- just sneaky.

Rehabilitating a dying bald eagle suffering lead poisoning. It's a good sign when the eagle gets defiant again.

Adorable: Rescuing a very small female fawn. And then it gets cuter.

Cute little girl and her baby fawn.

Rescuing baby moose twins. Baby mooses are a lot more adorable than I was expecting.

Finally, the toughest old bird of all:

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New York Times Reports on a Black Student Who Lied About Being Racially Targeted at Smith College, Claims A Lie Is Just Someone's "Deeply-Felt Sense of Personal Truth"

—Ace

Via a different, more personal truth.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. -- In midsummer of 2018, Oumou Kanoute, a Black student at Smith College, recounted a distressing American tale: She was eating lunch in a dorm lounge when a janitor and a campus police officer walked over and asked her what she was doing there.

The officer, who could have been carrying a "lethal weapon," left her near "meltdown," Ms. Kanoute wrote on Facebook, saying that this encounter continued a yearlong pattern of harassment at Smith.

"All I did was be Black," Ms. Kanoute wrote. "It's outrageous that some people question my being at Smith College, and my existence overall as a woman of color."

The college's president, Kathleen McCartney, offered profuse apologies and put the janitor on paid leave. "This painful incident reminds us of the ongoing legacy of racism and bias," the president wrote, "in which people of color are targeted while simply going about the business of their ordinary lives."

The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN picked up the story of a young female student harassed by white workers. The American Civil Liberties Union, which took the student’s case, said she was profiled for "eating while Black."

The truth? The truth is that that dormitory was closed to students for the summer. It was being used only for a summer camp for very young kids.

And, you know, when parents have entrusted young kids to you, you restrict who can interact with them.

This woman went into this dorm anyway and... laid on the floor.

As she was not a young child, and the staff had been told to shoo anyone except the program's participants and officials out of the dorm, security was called.

And then began the screaming that she was being targeted for "being black," rather than being told to leave a place reserved for a summer camp for young children.


Ms. Kanoute was determined to have eaten in a deserted dorm that had been closed for the summer; the janitor had been encouraged to notify security if he saw unauthorized people there. The officer, like all campus police, was unarmed.

This was obvious from the start, but it did not stop the media, the ACLU, and Smith College itself from spreading word of another (fake) hate crime.

And despite the fact that the people who followed the schools orders and tried to get a student out of a restricted area had their lives overturned by cries of "racism!," no one has apologized to them, not the media, not Smith College, nor this racial arsonist student.

Smith College offered various concessions to minority students to make up for the non-hate-crime they did not suffer, but...

they did not offer any public apology or amends to the workers whose lives were gravely disrupted by the student's accusation.

And this nasty little bitch did attempt to publicly destroy these workers -- a janitor, a cafeteria worker. A lunch lady. You know -- those with all the structural racist power in our society.

The repercussions spread. Three weeks after the incident at Tyler House, Ms. Blair, the cafeteria worker, received an email from a reporter at The Boston Globe asking her to comment on why she called security on Ms. Kanoute for "eating while Black." That puzzled her; what did she have to do with this?

The food services director called the next morning. "Jackie," he said, "you're on Facebook." She found that Ms. Kanoute had posted her photograph, name and email, along with that of Mr. Patenaude, a 21-year Smith employee and janitor.

"This is the racist person," Ms. Kanoute wrote of Ms. Blair, adding that Mr. Patenaude too was guilty. (He in fact worked an early shift that day and had already gone home at the time of the incident.) Ms. Kanoute also lashed the Smith administration. "They're essentially enabling racist, cowardly acts."

Ms. Blair has lupus, a disease of the immune system, and stress triggers episodes. She felt faint. "Oh my God, I didn't do this," she told a friend. "I exchanged a hello with that student and now I'm a racist."

Ms. Blair was born and raised and lives in Northampton with her husband, a mechanic, and makes about $40,000 a year. Within days of being accused by Ms. Kanoute, she said, she found notes in her mailbox and taped to her car window. "RACIST" read one. People called her at home. "You should be ashamed of yourself," a caller said. "You don’t deserve to live," said another.

Smith College put out a short statement noting that Ms. Blair had not placed the phone call to security but did not absolve her of broader responsibility.

Eh, so some unfashionably-middle-class white people (aka, whypipo) are being threatened and ruined over a lie.

But they're subhuman, so who cares? The smallest Narrative is worth more than any white person's life.

A report found that there was no evidence of any racial bias here.

In addition, Ms. Kanoute expanded her accusation to claim a "pattern of discrimination" lasting an entire year.

But they found no evidence of that, either. In fact, Kanoute could not even point to any evidence of this:

The report said Ms. Kanoute could not point to anything that supported the claim she made on Facebook of a yearlong "pattern of discrimination."


Smith College chooses to see the report as a "validation" of the racial wolf-crier's "lived experience."

Still, Ms. McCartney said the report validated Ms. Kanoute's lived experience...

And the New York Times, of course, chooses to frame it this way, too: As an unresolvable conflict, with no real answers, between established facts and some racial paranoid's (or racial hustler's) "deeply-felt personal truth."

The story highlights the tensions between a student's deeply felt sense of personal truth and facts that are at odds with it.

Well, those low-paid workers -- a janitor, an unarmed security guard, a lunch lady -- have some "deeply felt senses of personal truth," too, and those deeply felt senses of personal truth happen to align with the actual, factual truth.

But so what? They're white, so their facts don't count. This accuser is black, so her lies do count.

Is everyone enjoying the moderate centrism of the Biden years so far?

Say, when is that Return to Normalcy coming? The one promised to me by the NeverTrumpers?

None of this bothers the NeverTrumpers, who accept every Cult Doctrine that their leftist allies tell them to accept.

To defend oneself against unceasing aggressions from the left in a never-ending Culture War is to be an uncouth Culture Warrior oneself.

So NeverTrump never calls out the left for culture warring -- it only chastises the right for fighting back, or for even noticing it's being warred upon.

The left tells NeverTrump that it's "alt-right" to ever contradict a black person's claims -- even if they're proven lies, or at least proven to be racially-animated paranoid delusions -- and NeverTrump agrees.

Oh wait, I just remembered, there is one black person NeverTrump will gladly call a liar: Candace Owens, naturally.

But it's "alt-right" to contradict any other black person. It's "impolite." It's bad manners, you know.

To dispute any of the left's Cult Doctrines would cause upset among NeverTrump's leftist twitter pals and side-pieces, so it just isn't done, you know.

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Quick Hits

—Ace

Teachers refuse to teach. However, they will teach your children that they are racist by singing very poorly and trying to become famous on the Chinese social media platform TikTok.

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Rand Paul Is the Only Republican Willing to Ask Biden's Transsexual Deputy Secretary of Health About His Views That Parents Should Be Cut Out of a Child's Decision to Amputate His or Her Genitals

—Ace

A clip of Rand Paul asking the question -- multiple times, because Levine repeatedly evades answering -- if he still believes that parents' wishes should be ignored and that we should obey a child's alleged desire to amputate parts of his body.


Levine's hearings are today.

Most alarmingly, Dr. Levine has advocated for sex changes for pre-pubertal people, otherwise known as "children."

A professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, Levine has given lectures in various settings since at least 2012 on how to perform sex changes and gender conversion therapy on children.

According to Levine, children ought to be given the latitude to choose their own gender. Levine has advised adults to "try not to force them one way or other [sic]" and instead to follow the child's lead.

"For prepubertal children," Levine said in a 2017 speech at Franklin & Marshall College, "they might present in different ways. They might present at school in the gender they were identified at birth, or they might present as the other gender, or they might be more gender-fluid." Levine has described children as young as five or six as "knowing" which gender they wanted to be.

Once, however, the child reaches the "young adolescent" stage, Dr. Levine recommends puberty blockers, a practice which Dr. Levine apparently followed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center as Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders. In speeches, Levine describes prescribing puberty blockers and cross-gender hormone injections to children who expressed anxiety about the natural process of puberty.

Additionally, Levine has expressed doubts about the "controversial" requirement in some standards of medical ethics that patients receive psychological evaluations before undergoing such drastic medical regimens.

This is the moderate, centrist government that NeverTrump and the Republican Establishment put into office, just to spite actual conservatives and to prove that they own us.

By the way: Moderate, centrist Merrick Garland claimed that he hasn't had time yet to even consider whether women and girls should be forced to compete in sports with biological males.

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Of Course: China Forced Joe Biden's State Department Employees To Undergo Repeated Anal Penetrations

—Ace

And they didn't even say "Thank you!"

Remember that video showing China's new covid anal swabs?

They forced Joe Biden's staffers to get repeated anal penetrations, just to make sure Biden remembered who owned him.

Now they say "whoops, we forgot that diplomatic personnel are immune from our orders."

The Chinese government has promised to stop using anal swabs on American diplomats to test for COVID-19 after Washington complained that the practice was undignified, the U.S. State Department said.

"The State Department never agreed to this kind of testing and protested directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when we learned that some staff were subject to it," a State Department spokesperson told VICE World News on Wednesday.

The spokesperson said Beijing had assured Washington that the test was given "in error" and that diplomatic personnel were exempt from the test, which was mandatory for incoming travelers in some parts of China.


...

On Thursday afternoon, China's foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian denied Beijing had asked U.S. diplomats in China to undergo anal swab tests.

I wonder which State Department employees volunteered for second servings.

I cannot think of anything that could more perfectly encapsulate the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the corrupt, tyrannical US Uniparty.

Posted by Ace at 03:25 PM Comments

Daily Mail: Hunter Biden Wasn't Just Banging His Brother's Wife, He Was Also Banging His Brother's Wife's Married Sister

—Ace

I'm not even mad. I'm impressed.

In addition, newly available emails and texts suggest the possibility that Hunter Biden was already banging his dead brother's wife on the day after he died.

White trash at its ugliest.

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden was living with his brother Beau's widow Hallie while sending raunchy texts and FaceTiming in the shower with her married SISTER as they declared their love and she called him her 'prince'

Hunter Biden began dating his late brother Beau's widow, Hallie Biden, shortly after Beau died of brain cancer in 2015

The unconventional relationship was first exposed in March 2017 with Joe Biden issuing a statement giving his blessing to the couple

DailyMail.com can reveal Hunter was also exchanging sexual text messages with Hallie's then-married sister Elizabeth Secundy around that time

In a 2016 text conversation recovered from his abandoned laptop hard drive, Hunter offered to teach Secundy 'how to masturbate'

Secundy, 49, who was married to husband Joel Secundy, referred to Hunter as her 'prince' and told him she loved him in the texts

Another conversation showed Hunter texted Secundy telling her he had been up late watching 'bad porno movies like I'm 13'

Secundy separated from her husband and father of her three children in 2015 after 15 years of marriage. Their divorce was finalized three years later

...

Hunter Biden had a controversial affair with his brother Beau's grieving widow Hallie, while exchanging raunchy texts, 'partying', and even renting a house with her sister, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

Hallie Biden's older sister, Elizabeth Secundy, who was recently separated from her husband of 15 years, referred to Hunter as her 'prince' and told him she loved him, in a series of text messages dating back to 2016.

Although Hunter Biden claims he started f***ing his dead brother's wife a year after his death, texts indicate it started a lot earlier than that.

But emails and texts from Hunter's abandoned laptop, logged on spreadsheets and reviewed by DailyMail.com, reveal his romantic relationship with his sister-in-law was even more complicated and scandalous.


A text message exchange recovered from the laptop hard drive revealed a sexual conversation between Hunter and Secundy from September 2016 - at the time he would have been dating Hallie.

Hunter offered to teach Secundy 'how to masturbate' and referenced buying her 'panties'.

Secundy, now 49, also referred to Hunter as her 'prince' and told him she loved him in the texts.

....

Hunter's older brother - Joe Biden's eldest son - Beau died from brain cancer in May 2015 at the age of 46, shaking the family to its core.

...

Files recovered from Hunter's laptop show the president's son drafted several long, emotional messages to his friends and family he was arguing with, and saved them as notes on his computer.

In one undated note, Hunter refers to his ex-wife accusing him of 'f***ing' Hallie the day after her husband died.

'It really really was devastating to me that you adopted Kathleen's narrative: 'Dad and Aunt Hallie (K's words exactly to me tonight on phone with girls in room) were F***ING the day after Uncle Beau died,' he wrote.

It is unclear who the note was addressed to and whether Hunter ended up sending it.

Now that's his ex-wife's accusation -- but why did she think that? People have reasons for their suspicions. And given that we know ultimately, on some date, he did start dating his brother's widow -- I can't say that his ex-wife's suspicions that this was going on a lot earlier than he admits are preposterous.

Hunter Biden announced he was done fucking his dead brother's wife and his dead brother's wife's sister and would be spending more time with his Ukranian fixers.

Oh, and per the media's and establishment GOP/uniparty rule:

I denounce this entire post as RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION.

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Democrats Demand That Biden Give Up His Power to Launch Nuclear Missiles

—Ace

The Democrats claim they're just making this demand because no one man should have this power.

But... they didn't mind when Obama and Clinton had it.

What makes Biden different, I wonder?

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Elon Musk to Washington Post: Drop Dead (and Say Hello to Jeffy!)

—Ace

A few weeks ago, Elon Musk fired his media relations team, figuring, he would no longer communicate with the media. He decided he did not need the media to get his word out, and the media were nasty to him anyway.

So he essentially fired the whole media.

The media has been extremely angry about this, because publishing other people's press releases is 90% of their phoney-baloney jobs. Once everyone realizes they can just release press releases to the public, without having to launder it through a fake "journalist," 75% of the remaining "journalism" jobs go bye-bye.

So they've upped their attacks on him since then.

The Washington Post, acting like a mafia defending its turf by threatening shop-owners of consequences if they don't play ball, pumped out a completely gratuitous hit-piece on him, with no real news hook to even serve as a pretext for it.

They demanded a comment from Musk. He replied:

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He's much more poisonous for the dying National Review than Kevin Williamson is. At least with Kevin Williamson, you have to go to the website to be bothered by him. But Twitter Addict Baseball Cvck is just babbling on Twitter all day long, telling all conservatives that National Review is now just another liberal Yuppie website like Slate or New Republic. Except that the latter two don't sell you progressivism and leftism and tell you it's "True Reaganite Conservatism" like Baseball Cvck does.
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Never forget the pseudoright made this possible. As usual -- they are the Defeat Mechanism of the right, and the Victory Mechanism for their hard-left pals.
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Fuck off and die, cvck. Back into the Peeping Closet with you.
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Paoletta: Amazon Prime Stops Streaming Clarence Thomas Documentary During Black History Month He won't stay on the plantation and do what he is told! [CBD]
John Durham announces resignation from office of US Attorney for Connecticut
The press release doesn't say he's also resigning as special prosecutor for the Russiagate conspiracy, but many are assuming that.
Update: I'm hearing he is in fact staying on as a special prosecutor -- for all that that matters.
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Leaked Emails Confirm UN Gave Names of Dissidents to CCP
This is almost unbelievable. They were detained by the Chinese, and at least one died in custody. What's next? UN peacekeepers raping women they are supposed to protect? Oh...wait... [CBD]
Gina Carano Reveals that Lucasfilm/Disney forced her to take part in a confess-your-sins Maoist Struggle Session with 40 of their gay/trans employees
Remember, they're claiming that the bullying from transextremists had nothing to do with her firing, that it was all about her "denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities" -- that is, they are legally defaming her by falsely claiming she denigrated Jews. They don't want to admit this is about their own lunatic transsexual extremist woman-harassers, so they're blaming it on The Jews.
This is just the continuation of a cancellation campaign started by jealous AF transsexuals who tried to bully the obviously-female Carano into posting her pronouns, like a mental patient. She refused, and the #FireGinaCarano hashtag was created -- and spread by Disney/Lucasfilm employees.
Disney/Lucasfilm doesn't support strong women. It persecutes them, to appease fake women.
Protect your children, save your nation: #CancelDisneyPlus.
The GOP's Corporate Clients continue attacking conservative news site The Federalist, and the GOP continues doing absolutely nothing about it (except, probably, cheering their corporate clients on behind closed doors)
The GOP only knows how to holler for a dollar. No dollahs, no hollahs.
The GOP is going to be shocked when half of their voters desert them. They don't see it coming. But then, they never see anything coming. They're our political "experts" who get everything about politics wrong.
US Navy now recommending "anti-racist" books by scalding-hot anti-white racist and incompetent Ibrahim Khendi
Remember, it is a foundational cult doctrine that no amount of hatred -- not even violent, Knockout Game hatred; not even go-on-a-shooting-spree-serial-killing-white-people hatred -- directed at whites can be "racist," ever. No matter what evils you commit against whites, no matter what bodycount you rack up, you cannot be racist against whites. Whites are beneath all of society's protections.
And this is what your US Navy is now teaching is a core American value that they will KILL to defend.
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