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February 22, 2024

The Morning Report — 2/22/24

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. There's a line from Apocalypse Now where Martin Sheen reacts, about being given the assignment to take out Col. Kurtz for murder, "Charging someone here for murder is like handing out speeding tickets at the Indianapolis 500." Even a cursory examination of the dystopian landscape that our society, culture and government have utterly degenerated into, would likely yield an equal number of examples of corruption. Obviously, as the saying goes, the fish stinks from the head. But that doesn't preclude any number of places within and of the body politic that aren't equally rotten.

In fact, if you want to understand how it is that we've been laid so low, it starts with average people in our own neighborhoods, towns and cities. After nearly 60 or more years of brainwashing primarily in our schools and the parallel shunning of personal responsibility, ethics and morals in exchange for the selling of our souls to the devil, we have produced several generations of citizens who have neither an inkling of what American citizenship means and in point of fact view it as something to be scorned and despised.

What are the hallmarks of a banana republic? If you said a cult of personality, rampant political corruption and the wielding of the instrumentalities of office to silence one's critics, it's not just in Washington DC these days. It's almost everywhere and, as I suggest, it's how DC got to be that way:

The FBI is probing self-described “super mayor” Tiffany Henyard over mounting accusations of misconduct and misuse of office — as the Illinois Attorney General shut down her charity Tuesday, The Post has learned. The eccentric mayor — whose face is plastered across billboards in tiny Dolton, Ill. —  is accused of spending taxpayer money on lavish and unnecessary trips and forking over one million dollars on a police detail then using them to retaliate against her percieved enemies. 

Lawrence Gardner, 57, said he visited an FBI office after Henyard shuttered his trucking business because he refused to renew a $3,500 political contribution. “The FBI came out and went to talk to me and I gave them all the paperwork that I had,” Gardner told The Post. “They took photo copies … their division is public corruption.”

The business owner said he made an initial donation to Henyard, but she demanded more. “I made the payment,” he said. “Then every year, she started coming and required the same thing, and we had a problem about that.” When he refused to give her campaign more money, officials claimed he was illegally selling alcohol out of his business and pulled his license, according to Gardner, who said the allegations against him were false.  The FBI told Gardner they received scores of complaints against Henyard “but they were just starting an investigation,” he recalled. . .

. . . The FBI investigation, first reported by Fox 32, is also using electronic surveillance, the station reported.  Sherry Britton, a vocal Dolton resident, said the FBI paid her a visit last week, but she is remaining tight lipped on their advice. “I want to see her stopped,” Britton told The Post Wednesday. “This has to come to an end. This has to stop, it’s ridiculous.”

A spokesperson for Henyard told The Post they are unaware of any investigation, saying: “Mayor Tiffany Henyard and the Village of Dolton have not received any subpoenas and have not been contacted by the FBI or any other law enforcement agency.”

Meanwhile, Henyard’s charity “Tiffany Henyard Cares” was ordered to stop seeking contributions, Fox 32 reported. The charity did not register with the Attorney General’s Office or detail how much money they have raised, according to the station.  An investigation by Fox 32 uncovered Henyard using a $10,000 Thornton Township donation for the charity.

They also reported on her using taxpayer money and public employees to support the troubled charity.  

Dolton, a small village of about 20,000 residents, is now swimming in around $5 million of debt.

 

So, shakedown the taxpayers, loot the treasury, plaster your portrait all over place, leave the citizenry to suffer, and threaten anyone who might stand in your way. Doesn't that have a familiar ring to it? And sadly, tragically, the first name that comes to mind isn't necessarily Papa Doc Duvalier and Haiti.

Speaking of third world banana republic shit hole failed states Dolton is, if I'm not mistaken a bedroom community of . . . Chicago.

The lawsuit seeks “relief in the form of compensatory and loss-of-use damages, penalties and fines for statutory violations… as well as associated fees, interest, and other relief as deemed appropriate by the jury at trial.”

In other words, the Windy City is seeking billions of dollars from fossil-fuel companies based on the ridiculous assertion that they peddled products for decades that are now causing basements to flood on the West Side of the city.

I can’t help but wonder if this is a desperate money grab seeing as how Chicago is facing a $540 million budget shortfall in 2024. I also wonder if the recent influx of migrants to Chicago, which is costing the city millions of dollars per week, played a role in the lawsuit. After all, Mayor Johnson has been out and about hat in hand begging for funds from Cook County, the state of Illinois, and even the federal government to cover the cost of the migrant situation.

Of course, Johnson and his administration are also playing the race card on this issue. Angela Tavor, chief sustainability officer and commissioner of the Chicago Department of Environment, argues that “the lived experience of our residents tell us that [the] climate crisis disproportionately impacts under-resourced communities and exacerbates racial inequities.”

. . . If the six companies in the lawsuit decide to close shop in the Windy City, how would that impact the millions of Chicagoans who rely on the oil and natural gas delivered by those very companies on a daily basis? Would it improve their living conditions? Would it lift them from poverty? Would it even make any difference in the worldwide weather patterns that inevitably affect Chicago? In a word, no.

Ironically, this idiotic and baseless lawsuit will most likely result in Johnson’s constituents having less access to the affordable, abundant, and reliable energy that they crave.

Even worse, if the fossil-fuel industry were to declare Chicago a no-go zone in the future due to their concerns of potential litigation, the city would cease to function. Life in Chicago as we know it would grind to a halt.

This is of course madness. And it's a madness that feeds upon itself until at some point it has to consume itself. When Stalin's numerous 5-Year Plans ultimately and inevitably failed, whatever the firing squads couldn't deal with were shipped off to the gulags. Of course none of "the usual suspects" were to blame for counter-revolutionary subversion and sabotage when as we all know it was the policies and those who pimped them that were at fault.

They unleashed the criminals by decriminalizing crime and when businesses close up shop rather than being robbed and looted with impunity, it's the business owners that are accused of being "racist" since getting robbed is quite obviously seen as some sort of reparations for slavery or someting. Meh, tell that to the true believer who sees everything through the warped prism of Leftist anti-American, anti-Western dogma.

Even black Americans, after suffering the depredations of the anarcho-terrorist crimewave unleashed by their elected representatives and exacerbated by a wide open border have had enough of this crap. Another hallmark of banana republics and failed states are vigilantism and death squads.

Look what the hell is happening in this one Pennsylvania town. At some point, when law enforcement cannot and worse will not enforce the laws to protect the citizenry, there will be a reaction. In a sane world, there would be.

Meanwhile in another part of the forest, kangaroo courts, show trials and clearly anti-Constitutional verdicts are being hurled at Donald Trump for one reason and one reason only: his continued threat to the past nearly 80 years of the Ponzi scheme that was postwar America which he exposed and is now crashing in on itself.

There are eerie commonalities in all these five court cases involving plaintiff E. Jean Carroll, Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg, New York Attorney General Letitia James, federal special counsel Jack Smith, and Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis.

One, they are either unapologetically left-wing or associated with liberal causes. They filed their legal writs in big-city, left-wing America—Atlanta, New York, Washington—where liberal judges and jury pools predominate in a manner not characteristic of the country at large.

Two, they are overtly political. Bragg, James, and Willis have either campaigned for office or raised campaign funds by promising to get or even destroy Donald Trump. Carroll’s suit was funded by left-wing billionaire Reid Hoffman. Smith sued to rush his court schedule in hopes of putting Trump on trial before the November election.

Three, there would not be any of these cases had Donald Trump not run for the presidency or not been a conservative. . . Four, in all these cases, the charges could have been equally applicable to fellow left-wing public figures and officials. . .

. . . We are entering a dangerous era in America.

Ideology and party affiliations increasingly determine guilt and punishment. Opponents are first targeted, and then laws are twisted and redefined to convict them.

The left is waging lawfare with the implicit message to political opponents: either keep quiet or suffer the consequences.

And now Letitia James, the Fani Willis of Dolton IL mayors is threatening to literally seize Trump Tower because, obviously, she can!

Of course, with everything collapsing in on the junta and unfortunately on top of us, what does the Kalorama Klown Komintern think will save the day?

Well, wipe Israel off the map, naturally!

It appears President Biden is moving to sell out Israel, with a possible UN Security Council resolution calling for a “temporary” cease-fire (which would surely become permanent) and opposition to an Israeli attack on Rafah, the last major Hamas stronghold.

But then Tuesday the United States vetoed a Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire, which our garbage media are shamefully describing as “widely supported” without reporting that within the UN “diplomatic community,” antisemitism is “widely supported.”

What the hell is going on?

A closer look at the Biden resolution draft reveals equivocations, calling for a cease-fire “as soon as practicable” and linking it to hostage releases, which “would help to create the conditions for a sustainable cessation of hostilities.” Clearly Biden wants to have it both ways, posturing as someone who supports Israel while working for a “diplomatic” solution. Do Biden’s people, let alone the rest of the world, really think this mealymouthed resolution would be taken seriously? . .

. . . Older Democrats mostly support Israel, but younger Democrats, many of them hopped up by the antisemitic ideologies of college-campus hothouses, support an unconditional cease-fire, when they are not actually pro-Hamas. The irresolute Biden, facing a tough re-election and paralyzed by progressive kryptonite, is trying to have both ways. Biden has never been a stout supporter of Israel.

His clashes with Israeli leaders date back to the 1980s at least, when he sparred publicly and privately with then-Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that relations between Biden and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are at “the breaking point”: “Biden abruptly ended their Christmas-week call following a tense exchange about civilian casualties,” it said.

“Biden, who was so angry that he was almost shouting in the Dec. 28 call, according to officials, declared the conversation ‘over’ and hung up.” The final piece of evidence of Biden’s bad faith is the persistent talk of creating a Palestinian state — the mythical “two-state” solution — to help end the war against Hamas. . .

. . . If a Palestinian state is the ultimate outcome of the current conflict, it will mean Israel was defeated by the Oct. 7 attack, even if Israel kills every Hamas fighter. Even in his present debilitated state, President Biden surely knows this, but his political self-interest, as always, will determine his decisions.

As disastrous as this would be, I don't think it's going to happen. Just as Latino- and Black Americans are disgusted with Biden, so are a growing segment of a previously divided lsraeli society.

Meh. Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants becomes the great unifier he was pimped as.

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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (2/21/24)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“All told, we intend to do this the right way so that we can create the right conditions for a safer, more peaceful future. And we will continue to actively engage in the hard work of direct diplomacy on the ground until we reach a final solution,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield


Quote II

“It’s a very small price to pay to preserve paradise,” Hawaii’s Democratic governor, Josh Green

Quote III

"For them to win over the opening of the Atlantic they will have to spread, and eventually force the Mid-Atlantic ridge to subduct. This may take more than 20 million years." Dr. João Duarte of the University of LisbonGuess we won't be around to find out he was wrong.


Quote III

Skepticism about democracy — yet never ever explicitly voiced — is a growing problem among Democratic Party thinkers (though not Ezra). On one hand, they wish to turn around and call people on the Right, or libertarians, “undemocratic,” or “anti-democratic,” or whatever. On the other hand, when it comes to actual decisions of great consequence, they are the ones terrified of the democratic processes they themselves have created. They know that, but can’t quite bring themselves to voice their doubts in those terms. Tyler Cowen


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Premature Humpday Cafe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

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Adopted dog is happy.

Ninja smooch.

I am Birdmaster, Elemental Master of Parakeets!

Only two of these apartments are actually paying for cable.

Poor dog.


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Quick Tsit

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Brian Stelter is running for a spot on a school board.

Gee I wonder if he'll be pushing trans shit and DEI.

Former CNN reporter Brian Stelter is seeking a seat on the Readington Township school board.

The onetime host of Reliable Sources, which aired on CNN for nine years before its cancellation in 2022, is one of six candidates interviewing tonight to fill a vacant seat caused by the resignation of Christina Napoli.

What's his job, by the way?

Stelter, a 38-year-old stay-at-home father...

Oh.

Are we sure that's a healthy environment for a child to be raised in?

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Check this out: This nasty little troll registered as a Republican just so he could hiss to his critics "I'm not a woke obese propagandist, I'm a registered Republican!"

...registered to vote in Readington in November 2022. He is a registered Republican, but some Republicans are opposing him.

Just a couple!

"During Stelter's tenure at CNN, he spewed anti-parental rights, anti-republican, and pro-Biden statements on air," the Readington Township Republican Party said in a statement posted on social media. "Phil Murphy's COVID-19 school lockdowns and radical curriculum mandates have led to an education recession in New Jersey. We must support conservative common sense candidates for our Board of Education -- not disgraced liberal CNN anchors."

A former New York Times reporter, Stelter has been a staunch advocate for holding the media accountable.

Really? He held CNN accountable? Or the NYT? Or WP?

No, he held two media companies accountable: Fox News and FUCKING JOE ROGAN.

Speaking of men that lactate:

Britain's NHS says that men's breastmilk is just as good for a baby as women's.

Wait, what?

The Daily Mail:

Drug-induced milk from transgender women who were born male is as good for babies as a mother's breast milk, an NHS Trust has said.

A leaked letter from the Medical Director of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust describes both as 'human milk' and says that they are the 'ideal food for infants'.

The letter was sent on behalf of the Trust's Chief Executive in response to a campaign group's complaint about the Trust's gender policies.

It defends the controversial practice of 'induced lactation' by means of powerful medication to enable trans women to simulate breastfeeding. It also claims that the term 'human milk' is 'meant to be neutral and is not gender-biased'.

But responding to the letter, Labour MP Rosie Duffield said: 'Babies can't be used as guinea pigs for someone else's lifestyle choice.

Wrong! Literally the only thing that matters now is the comfort and affirmation of transgenders.


John Harwood -- appointed by NBC to be an impartial moderator at a Republican debate -- declares Joe Biden the most successful president in modern history.

John Harwood @JohnJHarwood

no one has explained the mindless (and pointless) irresponsibility of current press coverage as well as this from [Slate partisan goon] @Dahlialithwick

"ask yourself why Biden, who is stipulated #Old, has managed to helm the most successful presidency in modern history.

"the reason: he has for the most part surrounded himself with experts, genuine scientists, respected economists, effective governmental actors and advisers."

"Governance is not an action film.

"There is no psychodrama w/someone in a black T-shirt mincing along the ledge of a skyscraper, ninja-kicking his way down to the stairwell, where he karate-chops the baddies and then crawls his way into a vault where the nuclear reactor sits."

"No.

"Despite our fascination with the Great Man theory of American lawmaking, the presidency is an office that largely turns on staffing, planning, negotiation, and execution.

Dahlia Lithwick and John Harwood say that Biden doesn't need a working memory -- he just has to "use his judgment," basing that judgment on... past events he can't remember and some events his old mind has confabulated out of dreams and other men's biographies.

"Joe Biden doesn't have to remember every single detail himself - he has to use his judgment."

"If you are unconvinced, the best evidence that we keep falling for Great Man fantasy propaganda is the unmitigated failure of the Trump presidency.

"Here we had a self-described loner literally trumpeting his I-alone-can-fix-it worldview, all embodied in Great Man megalomania."

"He managed to accomplish virtually nothing: Almost none of his promises for single-handed economic revitalization, world domination, or intrepid urban crime-solving panned out.

Um, the economy roared under Trump, America was at peace for the first time in... forever, and crime was low.

...


some commentators will say they agree w/Dahlia, but Democrats could somehow still push Biden aside to field a younger/stronger candidate.

has anyone who knows the first thing about winning presidential elections credibly explained just how that could happen?

no

I encourage you to stick with him.

JK Rowling blasted leftists claiming to be "kind" who would force women to occupy prisons with men who have previously raped women.

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J.K. Rowling @jk_rowling The trans activist outrage that ensues on here whenever I share my belief that jailed women shouldn't be used as validation tools or emotional support props for trans-identified male sex offenders is as revealing as it's predictable.

Such activists can't bring themselves to concede that a man who was convicted of harming women/girls ought not to be incarcerated with the demographic to whom he is a proven danger, because if they do, all their stock arguments ('no sexual predator would bother to pretend to be trans', 'no trans woman has ever harmed a woman in a women's only space', 'there is no danger in making all single sex spaces unisex') are exposed as the lies they are. If they admit that even a single man isn't a woman because he says he is, the entire edifice of gender identity ideology crumbles. This leaves activists who rely on bullying and slogans with nowhere to go but 'you hate all trans people', 'so you're saying all trans people are rapists' and, of course, 'you are causing a trans genocide.'

I think this particular issue also causes conniptions because it threatens the activists' self image. These are people who preen themselves on their kindness and virtue, so acknowledging the truth - that they're indifferent to vulnerable women being assaulted or traumatised - threatens the idea they have of themselves. They therefore double down. The prisoners complaining aren't really afraid of rape or voyeurism or violence at all, they say. They're 'not exactly delicate flowers', as one self-identified empath put it.

If you support putting violent and sexually predatory men into women's prisons, you are knowingly forcing those women to live in fear of, and, in some proven cases, to suffer abuse that many of them will have endured pre-incarceration. You are not kind. You are not righteous. Women have the basic human right not to suffer cruel and unusual punishment. #WomensRightsAreHumanRights


The ACLU is suing a children's hospital for refusing to cut off little girl's breasts.

You do this for older women, they say. It's discriminatory!



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BREAKING: We're suing Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) after they refused to provide top surgery for our 18-year-old transgender plaintiff -- all while doing the same surgeries for cisgender patients.

This is discrimination -- full stop.


Note: They conduct masectomies on older women when they have breast cancer and are trying to stop the cancer from metastasizing throughout their bodies.

But that's exactly the same as mentally-ill children being raised by evil, mentally-ill parents seeking an experimental cosmetic surgery "psychiatric" cure for their autism, depression, and schizophrenia.

This guy is such a whiny bitchmade boygirl, seriously, how did he get into the military?

Adam Kinzinger (Slava Ukraini) @AdamKinzinger

I'd love to know how much money @elonmusk and Twitter are getting from Russian trolls paying $8 a month.

The one thing the verified system did was ensure that more trolls came.

Good work Musk!

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Again: Harvard Faculty Posts An Explicity Anti-semitic Image, Showing a Hand with a Star of David and Dollar Sign Tattoo (Sublte) Holding the Nooses of Two Black (or Muslim) Men

—Disinformation Expert Ace

The image:

Shabbos Kestenbaum @ShabbosK

Harvard *faculty* just posted an explicitly antisemitic poster depicting a Jewish hand controlling the black mind. With Professors like these, it's easy to see why we Jewish students don't feel safe in class

I hate the "feel safe" framing, but this is hardcore Hitler-level anti-Jew propaganda. Here's the entire poster, for context, though the antisemitic part is too small to see in this image:

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Here's the zoom-in of the Jewish Hand holding nooses around the necks of minorities:

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This isn't covert antisemitism. This is a straight-up Nazi propaganda poster.

The Free Beacon details:

Mb that posted an anti-Semitic cartoon over the holiday weekend depicting a hand emblazoned with the Star of David holding a noose around the necks of one black man and one Arab man. In the background, a black arm swings a machete scrawled with the phrase, "liberation movement."

The image was posted alongside a message from the faculty group arguing that blacks and Palestinians are natural allies: "African people have a profound understanding of apartheid and occupation," it read.

Several prominent members of the Harvard faculty belong to the group, including History Department chairman Sidney Chalhoub. The Brazilian historian has sparred with Harvard leadership in the wake of Hamas's Oct. 7 attack on Israel--in November, he signed a letter condemning the school's "Combating Antisemitism" initiative, which he and other signees called "dangerously one-sided."

As chair of Harvard's history department, Chalhoub "play[s] a key role in the life of the department," according to a 2022 university handbook. He is responsible for developing the department's "curricular plan"--the history classes Harvard will offer--as well as recruiting and promoting faculty and overseeing "the process for graduate student admissions."

Antisemtism in white people is dangerous Naziism which must be opposed with all the force of the armed state, but antisemitism in brown people is a vital and necessary show of #Resistance.

Accept it or be imprisoned, peons.

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DEIsney Executive: The People Who Say Our Movie and TV Shows are "Bad" Just Don't Want to Admit They're Afraid of Seeing Powerful Women

—Disinformation Expert Ace

For years and years, YouTube critics of woke entertainment have suspected that -- and provided some evidence suggesting that -- Disney executives themselves were behind the thousand hit-pieces written by the shill entertainment media trashing fans as "racist," "sexist," and "homophobic," and claiming that every single piece of woke DEIney entertainment is brilliant, and only a "tiny minority" of toxic white supremacists disagreed.

A new quote from an anonymous DEIsney executive, provided to entertainment reporter Matt Belloni, shows that, at the very least, DEIsney executives agree with the media shills branding any critics of DEIsney as Nazis.

All of this started last Thursday when Belloni wrote up a survey noting that DEIsney had fallen from one of the country's most broadly esteemed companies, to one of its most mistrusted and despised.

Bob Iger Has a Brand Problem, But Does It Matter?

An exclusive survey reveals that Americans (and especially Republicans) are twice as likely to think of Disney unfavorably as other media companies, even if that doesn't necessarily mean they won't see Pixar, Star Wars, or other Mouse House movies in theaters.

The rest is paywalled, but the survey found DEIsney's popularity to be among the lowest of all major corporations:

But how big is this problem? And does it actually prevent people from going to see Disney movies? That was the impetus behind a study called "Left and Right: Are Political Divisions Impacting the Box Office?" that was prepared for Puck by The Quorum, which has done other branding research for us. This project surveyed 2,000 people over five days in January to test the conventional wisdom that Republican-leaning audiences feel alienated from Hollywood in general and Disney in particular. Respondents were presented with 29 companies in various industries (Pepsi, Kraft, Toyota), including 13 media companies (all the major Hollywood studios and a few new entrants like Apple and Amazon, which bring their own general brand profile), and asked if they had a favorable or unfavorable opinion of those companies. (They could also answer "no opinion" or "not familiar.")

The results were a bit unexpected. >b?All 29 companies have high favorability ratings (that's consistent with most opinion surveys of major companies), and people actually carry pretty positive feelings about the major studios. But Disney clearly scores the lowest, with 21 percent unfavorable. No other entertainment company had an unfavorable rating above 11 percent, meaning Disney is nearly twice as disliked as any other Hollywood entity we included. (Hulu, which is owned by Disney, scored especially well at only 8 percent unfavorable, indicating the problem is the Disney brand, not any of its sub-brands necessarily.)

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Woke DEIsney does not allow its media shills to step out of line and report that their movies are bad and that they're an extremely unpopular company, so a DEIsney executive DM'd Belloni to tell him that when people say they don't like DEIsney movies, they're just saying that they want to see women in "regressive" roles, but are too afraid to say that.

The executive informed Belloni, "Everyone says 'It's the movies, stupid,' which is an easy thing for people to say. More appealing movies are a great way to jump the political issues. But more and more, our audience (or the segment of the audience that has been politicized) equate the perceived messaging in a film as a quality issue."

This executive continued, "They won't say they find female empowerment distasteful in The Marvels or Star Wars [the latest trilogy starring Daisy Ridley], but they will say they don't like those movies because they are 'bad.'"

The executive concluded, "So 'make better movies' becomes code for 'make movies that conform to regressive gender stereotypes or put men front and center in the narrative.' Which is what you're seeing now, and what Bob [Iger]'s pivot is about right now."

As a YouTuber pointed out, no one criticizing DEIsney is afraid to say "we hate woke girlbosses and are sick of seeing men pushed into subordinate roles as cringing servants to the girlboss." It's front-and-center of all critiques: Here's Critical Drinker today announcing that the era of the "girlboss" is over. He points out the problem isn't just that female characters are unbelievably competent and flawless, but that every male character is portrayed as incompetent and venal.

No one is "afraid to say" this. It is said by nearly every critic. They also go on to say that not only are these movies toxic and alienating in their messaging, but they're also objectively bad in all other categories having nothing to do with woke messaging or spiteful feminist politics.

But there you go: A DEIsney executive announcing our movies are great -- It's just the audience that's wrong.

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Joe's Reason for Staying in the Race? "Doctor Jill" Loves the "Power," Wants "Revenge."

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Also, the White House kitchen serves tapioca at bedtime every day (at 4:30 pm).

A presidential historian said during an interview over the weekend that one of the main driving forces behind President Joe Biden's decision to run for re-election was his wife, Jill Biden.

Douglas Brinkley, author of "The Unfinished Presidency," told CBS News' "Face The Nation" on Sunday that Jill Biden has done the exact opposite of what other first ladies have done.

He noted that both former Presidents Harry Truman and Lyndon B. Johnson decided to leave office because their wives told them they didn't want to serve a second term.

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"That's not the case with Jill Biden. She likes power. She wants to stay. She wants some sense of revenge," he continued. "She teaches in Virginia Community College. This milieu around our building here, this is her home. And the idea of relinquishing it all after you've taken the slings and arrows of the last years of attacks, and at the last minute, just when you get all the delegates you're going to say, I'm going to open it up to a bunch of people -- it's very childish when you read those kind of reports."

LOL. "Doctor" Jill teaches at community college.

Quick, look up how many millions Chinese donors have granted to Virginal Community College since she was "hired."

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Trump: Well Sure I'm Considering the Meatball for Vice President

—Disinformation Expert Ace

People say he can't pick DeSantis, because DeSantis and Trump both live in Florida, and the Constitution say the VP and president must have different states as their abodes.

But Trump can just change his main legal address, if he likes. DeSantis can't because he's governor of Florida, but Trump could just claim that, say, Virginia is his new home. Buy a house, get mail delivered there, bing-bing-bong.

Obviously Trump could just make his second home his legal residence -- New York City-- but New York is such a toxic environment right now, I would not advise Trump to give that state of lunatics any more jurisdiction over him than they have now.

Democrats have routinely demonstrated that these residence requirements are paper requirements only. They routinely run for office in states while actually living in DC or the suburbs around DC.

Anyway, here's his shortlist:

Former President Trump indicated that at least a half a dozen contenders -- including three former rivals for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination -- are on his shortlist for running mate.

The commanding frontrunner for the GOP nomination had plenty of praise for one of those potential candidates who joined Trump at Fox News town hall on Tuesday in this upstate South Carolina city.

During the program, which ran on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle," Trump was asked about half a dozen potential running mate choices: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, multimillionaire biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida, and former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a Democrat turned independent.

"Are they all on your shortlist?" host Laura Ingraham asked the former president.

"They are," Trump answered. "Honestly, all of those people are good. They're all good, they're all solid."

Even DeSanctimonious?! The gay adulterer groomer who shut down Florida against Trump's demands?!

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Google's Artificial Intelligence Has a "Diversity and Inclusivity" Protocol Which Is Turning It Into Artificial Stupidity

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Just like the bonkers lefties who are programming it.

Before getting to the main story, which might strike you as just a bit of silliness, let's establish the context: Google is all-in on "combating misinformation," which is code for "suppressing rightwing critiques of the leftwing agenda," and routinely uses its AI to search for Forbidden Words, like "excess mortality" or "open borders," to reduce the visibility of anyone saying those words, and demonetize them, and even deplatform them completely.

Google is now unleashing propaganda cartoons to "pre-bunk" "misinformation" and "conspiracy theories" that Google AI has been taught by its lunatic Sensitivity Coders to suppress.

In the days before the 2020 election, social media platforms began experimenting with the idea of "pre-bunking": pre-emptively debunking misinformation or conspiracy theories by telling people what to watch out for.

Now, researchers say there's evidence that the tactic can work -- with some help from Homer Simpson and other well-known fictional characters from pop culture.

In a study published Wednesday, social scientists from Cambridge University and Google reported on experiments in which they showed 90-second cartoons to people in a lab setting and as advertisements on YouTube, explaining in simple, nonpartisan language some of the most common manipulation techniques.

The cartoons succeeded in raising people's awareness about common misinformation tactics such as scapegoating and creating a false choice, at least for a short time, they found.

The study was published in the journal Science Advances and is part of a broad effort by tech companies, academics and news organizations to find new ways to rebuild media literacy, as other approaches such as traditional fact-checking have failed to make a dent in online misinformation.

"Media literacy" means, here, "trust in the media." Their idea of a "literate" media user is someone who blindly believes all the bullshit the media tells him. People have lost that "literacy," and the media wants to reprogram people so they are possessed of this "literacy" once again.

"Words like 'fact-checking' themselves are becoming politicized, and that's a problem, so you need to find a way around that," said Jon Roozenbeek, lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow at Cambridge University's Social Decision-Making Lab.

People have realized the "fact" checking industry is a partisan scam paid for by leftwing bureaucrats using taxpayer funds, and no longer view "fact" checkers as authoritative or even credible. So obviously "that's a problem," and "you need to find a way around that."

So start blasting people with propaganda cartoons. Cartoons, so that we can get those Early Readers filled with "media literacy" at as early an age as possible.

The researchers compared the effects to vaccination, "inoculating" people against the harmful effects of conspiracy theories, propaganda or other misinformation. The study involved nearly 30,000 participants.

The latest research was persuasive enough that Google is adopting the approach in three European countries -- Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic -- in order to "pre-bunk" anti-refugee sentiment around people fleeing Ukraine.

The company said it doesn't have plans to push "pre-bunk" videos in the United States ahead of the midterm elections this fall but said that could be an option for future election cycles. Or it's a cause that advocacy groups, nonprofit organizations or social media influencers could take up and pay for on their own, Google and the researchers said. (The videos are "freely available for all to use as they wish," their YouTube page says.)

As mentioned, Google's AI is a 24/7/365 millisecond-by-millisecond surveillance engine and censor.

While Google's secret algorithms are constantly manipulating public opinion, they're almost invisible.

But this is highly visible -- we can now see with our eyes what Google's AI has been taught to push as the correct worldview.

Google's AI program "Gemini" can create computer-generated images based on user prompts.

But the AI is coded to favor "Diversity!" and "Inclusivity!" over anything else, including historical accuracy and common sense.

Thus, when you ask Google AI to generate images representing the Founding Fathers of the United States, you get three Indians and a black guy:

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James Biden To Testify in Joe Biden's Impeachment Inquiry

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Those big checks, one for $200,000, which was claimed to be a "loan repayment," will be a major area of questioning.

James Biden's testimony is a significant development in the impeachment inquiry. His involvement in the Biden family's business ventures, particularly those with foreign entities, has been a focal point of the investigation. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer has stated that the Biden family and their business associates brought in more than $24 million between 2014 and 2019 by "selling Joe Biden as 'the brand' around the world."

James Biden is also expected to be questioned on "loan repayment" checks -- one for $200, 000 and another for $40, 000 -- that he wrote to the president. Comer said that James Biden "received $600, 000 in loans from Americore -- a financially distressed and failing rural hospital operator." "On March 1, 2018, Americore wired a $200, 000 loan into James and Sara Biden's personal bank account -- not their business bank account," he continued. "And then, on the very same day, James Biden wrote a $200, 000 check from this same personal bank account to Joe Biden."

Politico actually bothered reporting on James Biden's promotion of the bankrupt company Americore, using Joe Biden's name to open doors.

In 2017, a hospital operator set out to build a rural health care empire with the help of a Philadelphia-area consultant.

The consultant, Jim Biden, had no experience running hospitals. But he did understand the federal government and had ties to labor unions. Perhaps more important, he was the younger brother of Joe Biden.

The final years of the Obama administration had cemented the former vice president's towering stature in the world of health care, where he had made the fight against cancer a top federal priority and, then, a centerpiece of his legacy-building efforts.

For then 67-year-old Jim Biden, the third of four Biden siblings, his ties to his older brother made up much of his pitch as he pursued deals that could help Americore make money from drug rehab, lab testing and even cancer treatment.

"This would be a perfect platform to expose my Brothers team to [your] protocol," Jim Biden wrote to the CEO of a Tampa-area company that controlled licensing rights to an experimental cancer treatment the hospital operator wanted to offer. "Could provide a great opportunity for some real exposure."

The brother he's talking about is Joe Biden, of course.

The email, obtained by POLITICO from a person close to the company, documents one of the many ways in which Jim Biden invoked his brother's name and clout in the course of his work with Americore, which has since gone bankrupt, wreaking havoc in rural communities in the process.

Jim Biden spoke of plans to give his brother equity in Americore, according to one former Americore executive, and install him on its board, according to a second. He also said that if Americore could find a winning business model for rural health care, his brother could promote the company in a future presidential campaign, a third former executive told POLITICO. All were granted anonymity to discuss a company mired in legal and political controversy

In order to fund Americore's expansion, Jim Biden offered to secure capital from investors in the Middle East, according to the emails and executives. When the expected money did not arrive, it aggravated Americore's preexisting financial issues. The company collapsed, leaving behind unpaid bills and neglected patients.


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In September, the Securities and Exchange Commission accused one of Jim Biden's business partners of fraud related to loans to the company, allegations the business partner has denied.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department found that Americore's hospital in Pennsylvania entered into sham service agreements and paid kickbacks as part of a scheme that billed the government for medically unnecessary lab tests the hospital shipped out to be performed elsewhere.

Those actions are at the center of a federal prosecution of a $100 million conspiracy to defraud Medicare that has netted a guilty plea from the recipient of the kickbacks, and, according to a person familiar with the case, remains ongoing.


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As the layers of activity that occurred in and around Americore are peeled back in a federal prosecution in Pennsylvania, a bankruptcy court in Kentucky, and tense witness interviews on Capitol Hill, a POLITICO investigation renders the most detailed picture to date of the ways in which Joe Biden's relatives leveraged his public stature to advance a private business venture.

The investigation -- based on public records, court filings, dozens of interviews and hundreds of exclusively obtained internal documents -- reveals that Jim Biden's role at Americore was larger than previously reported:...

The investigation also reveals that Joe Biden's name and inner circle were more involved with the company than has been understood: In addition to the accounts provided by former executives, investor materials described Jim Biden as an adviser to his older brother. And on top of Joe Biden's own previously reported encounter with the firm's CEO, at least three of Joe Biden's relatives did work with Americore. They include Jim Biden's wife, Sara, and his son, Jamie. The president's son, Hunter Biden also met with its CEO, and his personal doctor -- current White House physician Kevin O'Connor -- joined a meeting with Jim Biden and the president of a hospital being acquired by Americore, according to a former executive and emails obtained by

He never spoke to Hunter or Jim Biden about their "businesses," though. And he never spoke to their "business" associates. And when he did speak to their "business" associates, it was just to talk about the fucking weather.

You believe that, right? You're a weak willed individual of very low IQ who will robotically nod your stupid puppet head at any bullshit the media feeds you, right?

If the moron media told you that you were a bug, you'd believe that too, right?

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Wednesday Morning Rant

—Joe Mannix

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We Need a two three Programs
Ah, hell, just throw the kitchen sink at it

There is a magic combination when it comes to generating large numbers of government programs quickly. To truly maximize the number of programs and ensure that the programs directly overlap (and directly compete) while also being mutually contradictory, expensive and an odd combination of both ineffective and oppressive, you need a catalyst. The best catalysts have a number of similar elements:

  • High-tech
  • New/Buzzworthy
  • High-risk
  • Promise general applicability/infinite variability
  • Disruptive
  • Investment bubble
  • External competitors to enable "rally 'round the flag" national pride considerations

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Violin and Guitar

Juan Gris

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The Morning Report — 2/21/24

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. The political landscape is so utterly paradoxical, and yet it scares the living shit out of me. And Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants is just the perfect metaphor for it. On the one hand, this shambling bastard child of a Roomba-Dalek that blew a fuse can't even climb two steps into Air Force 1 without tripping, and makes even the media-amplified pratt falls of Gerald Ford look like Fred Astaire at the height of his career in comparison. Of course, the real catastrophe is what he has done to our society, our national security, international stability, our economy and our birthright as free individuals vis a vis the Constitution of the United States of America.

Of course, when I say "he" I mean whatever combination of Obama, Jarrett, Rice, Axelrod, Soros, Power, Dr. Jill and whoever the hell else is changing his Depends and pumping him full of B-6, Aricept and prune juice on an hourly basis now. Yes, it's an absolute disaster, and they are the ones that have driven everyone but the most mind-numbed true-believers of their base away to such an extent that they face a truly epic potential electoral wipeout come November.

And yet, lest we forget, our government as it currently exists and functions is anything but the institution of checks and balances that ensures that our rights as laid out in that aforementioned Constitution are protected. It is a massive, centralized, feral bureaucracy whose mission is to hold on to and accrue as much power over the citizenry as possible at the expense of the latter's rights and freedoms. The reason this is so is a complete inversion of morality and ethics in which those in power believe with absolute fervor Gott Mit Uns; that they are the defenders of "democracy" and us knuckle-dragging, racist, homophobic, Islamophobic white supremacist insurrectionists are to be eliminated "by any means necessary."

That is of course giving them far too much credit for merely being wrong. It's a fair wager that most don't necessarily believe that one bit but merely lust after power and its trappings. Sadly, the GOP – Grifting Oleaginous Parasites – are in the main part and parcel of the whole farce.

Yet, even with their hands at the controls, which also includes the ability via whatever election integrity there might have existed before 2020 now mostly totally erased, and worse the complete lack of morality and ethics that prevents individuals who run those elections and of course adjudicate things in the courts from completely disregarding them in the name of political expediency, the sense of desperation is palpable and evident in their actions.

A prime example is how Israel's just war to annihilate the cancer that is Hamas is translating into political calculus here at home:

Just days ago, I wrote that Joe Biden was “inching toward a full betrayal of Israel.” Forget the inching. He’s now sprinting toward the final act.  And he’s doing it at the United Nations, a forum that has been openly promoting antisemitism for decades.

Biden’s latest salvo against the Jewish state is a new plan to have the UN Security Council support his demand for a cease-fire in Gaza. The resolution’s text, now being circulated for reactions, reportedly does not put a deadline on a halt in the fighting and also calls for Hamas to release all the hostages it holds. Both features are appealing, but ultimately serve only to mask the real danger of Biden’s gambit. . .

. . . Meanwhile, the [so-called quote-unquote "president's"] plan to get the UN involved is not a symbolic gesture. A Security Council resolution carries binding power on all UN members, including Israel, which would be more isolated than ever if it didn’t comply. The nation and its leaders could face sanctions. All that would be terrible enough, but the worst is yet to come. Biden has made it clear that, as soon as this war ends, he aims to pave the way for the creation of a Palestinian state, one that would immediately join the UN. 

Crucial details are hazy or don’t exist.

He and Blinken haven’t signed off on any substantive positions on borders, governance, security, funding for rebuilding or scores of other fundamental ­questions. 

All they know is that they want to be able to say they delivered on the long discussed two-state solution — even though it won’t be a solution to anything.  Incredibly, they’ve been silent on Jerusalem.  Both Palestinians and Jews consider it their capital, and the US recognizes Israel’s claim, thanks to the Trump administration. It tried to negotiate with the Palestinians but got nowhere.

Biden now apparently intends to create a state despite rejection across Israeli society, and not even negotiate a unique ally’s security concerns. The sudden sense of urgency and the back-of-the-envelope approach reveals the president’s motivation. Because the birth of a Palestinian state would supposedly happen before the November election, it’s all about saving his political hide. . .

. . . A premature cease-fire would guarantee another Hamas attack, and adding a new country would be one of the biggest and most dangerous appeasements by any American president. The net effect would be to spare many of the leaders who orchestrated the bestial slaughter of Oct. 7 and let them murder and rape again, this time under the cover of statehood.

If there is anything certain in the Mideast, it is that Hamas will not stop trying to kill Jews until either it or Israel is eliminated. As one of its leaders said on Lebanese television of the October invasion, “We will do this again and again.” 

. . . And it’s not just Hamas that wants to destroy Israel. Iran, Hezbollah, the Houthis — the list is long, and all would be encouraged by Biden fathering a new state from which to carry out attacks.  Perhaps most troubling, most Palestinian civilians back the October massacre.

The indoctrination of hate begins early, and numerous online and social-media videos over the years show Palestinian children expressing the hope of growing up to be an Islamic martyr and killing Jews. It is an example of why Netanyahu has insisted on, among other things, a credible plan to deradicalize Palestinian society. The education system, carried out mostly by United Nations personnel, is rife with antisemitism and praise of violence. 

And now Joe Biden wants to turn this swamp into a nation. Just to win an election. 

Michael Goodwin nails the crux of the biscuit right there. But, putting aside the mere naked Jew-hatred that is without any doubt the exclusive hallmark of the Democrat Party and anti-American Leftist movement to the exclusion of any other, do they really have to fear, for example Michigan flipping red this coming November, even if the residents of Dearbornistan just stay home (no, they're not going to all vote Trump)? Perhaps the fear is not so much losing the election but not necessarily having enough of a turnout to make whatever cheat you know is going to happen have the veneer of reality.

Meanwhile, in the Democrat People's Republic of Kalifornia, this just fills all of our hearts with girlish glee:

In San Francisco, California’s Democrat officials are too busy gifting foreign nationals the ability to run the city’s elections to worry about their citizens floundering in crap, crime, and homelessness.

On Wednesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Kelly Wong, a foreign national from Hong Kong, to the city’s Elections Commission. According to KQED, a local outlet, the commission is a “seven-member civilian body that oversees and creates policy for the city’s Department of Elections.”

“There are always voices inside my head. Like, ‘You can’t do it. You’re not competent. You’re an immigrant. This is not your country.’ That’s not true,” Wong, a so-called “immigrant rights advocate,” said. “If I can do it, [other foreign nationals] can do it.”

While ineligible to vote in elections, Wong told KQED that she aims to use her new position, as the outlet described, to “increase engagement among the city’s immigrant and non-English speaking communities” and “ensure that voter materials are translated in a way that people can understand.” To illustrate the latter, Wong noted how there’s currently no Cantonese or Mandarin equivalent to English terms such as “reparations.”

According to Just the News, in 2020 San Francisco axed a citizenship requirement for serving on city boards and commissions. . .

. . . San Francisco is not the only jurisdiction where Democrats have granted foreign nationals voting privileges. While federal law stipulates that only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections, Democrat-led cities in states such as Maryland and California have adopted measures in recent years permitting noncitizen voting in their municipal elections.

Despite their state constitution forbidding such a practice, Rhode Island Democrats introduced legislation during last year’s legislative session aimed at granting such privileges to their noncitizen population. The bill never made it out of committee. Meanwhile, Washington, D.C. passed legislation in 2022 granting foreign nationals the ability to vote in the district’s local elections. House Republicans’ legislative efforts to revoke the law have been blocked by Senate Democrats.

Of course, California historically has been on the cutting edge of trends that eventually become national. Meanwhile, as the corrupted justice system twists the rule of a just and stable law to persecute and destroy the candidacy of Donald Trump, with each new false charge and insane writ-of-attainder-like decision hurled against him, he continues to climb in the polls.

We're at the point where both the powers that be cannot let Trump run, win or even serve while at the same time allow an obviously inept, mentally and physically incapacitated vegetable to do the same.

The junta are cornered rats. And considering the near absolute power they wield, it makes them even more dangerous and unpredictable than ever.

    ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY

  • "Tucker Carlson’s interview with Mike Benz should be a wake-up call for all Americans that our government is waging war on us."
    Government-Backed Censors Who Rigged The 2020 Election Are Now Stealing 2024
  • "The life, political rhetoric, and death of Malcolm X remain a growing source of misunderstanding about Black/White relations in the U.S."
    The Meaning of Malcolm X’s Death
  • John Stossel: Opening the app's "privacy nutrition label," something I never bother reading, she points out that I give Shell "your purchase history, your contact information, physical address, email address, your name, phone number, your product interaction, purchase history, search history, user id, product interaction, crash data, performance data, precise location, course location ... " The list goes on. No wonder I don't read it. . . Privacy comes down to choice," She replies. "It's not that I want everything that I do to remain private. It's that I deserve to have the right to selectively reveal to the world what I want them to see. Currently, that's not the world."
    Our Sneaky Phones
  • Lloyd Billingsley: "DHS whistleblower branded a criminal long after his mysterious death by gunshot in 2020."
    Philip Haney: Homicide vs. Suicide

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Daily Tech News 21 February 2024

—Pixy Misa

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (2/20/24)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Babysitters Cafe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

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Long point in soccer tennis. (I have no idea what this game is called.)

Repelling bandits at a petrol station. (Yes, I said "petrol station" just to annoy you.)

Kid says goodbye to his dummy. (Yes I said "dummy" instead of "pacifier" to annoy you again.)

Roadwork trolling.

Some fun trick photography. The camera's telling porkies! (Porkies = pork pies = lies. Boy I am really attempting to annoy everyone. Everyone hates it when Americans put on a fake British accent and here I am talking like I'm just hanging out with me Chinas!) (Chinas = China plates = mates.)

Zoom.

'Ere guvnor, that's quite a bit of prancing innit it? (I know you all want to punch me but I can't stop.)

A nice easy Fani. (Fani = Fani's nasty quim = swim.) (Okay I made that one up.)

Rock 'em sock'em... fencing robots? Gor blimey!

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Sausage-Shaped Female John Fani Willis Goes Back to, Get This, Black Church to Accept Trophy for AVN's "Best Gunt of 2023"

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Back to the black church. It's such a f*cking cliche. Democrat get caught in scandal, Democrat goes to black church to talk some black struggle (mmm-hm) nonsense.

She's quotin' some Scripture: "no weapon formed against you shall prosper." But she says "they" will "form weapons" against you, "even if everything you do is the right thing."

Like doing Sweetdick -- doing Sweetick was doing the right thing.

That video below, but Margot Cleveland has some breaking news:

Margot Cleveland @ProfMJCleveland

[Three Fire Emojis]

Ashleigh Merchant confirmed to me: "Yes, I spoke directly on a number of occasions with Bradley. He reviewed my pleadings for accuracy before I filed them. He unequivocally told me the personal & romantic relationship began prior to Wade receiving the contract as a special prosecutor on this case."

Obviously, that's big. Terrence Bradley keeps invoking an absurdly broad claim of lawyer-client privilege to avoid answering questions about what he saw of his friend and business partner or heard through office gossip -- stuff that's outside of the protections for lawyer-client communications. The privilege extends to communications, not observations, and applies to what your client told you in furtherance of seeking legal advice, not what you heard from third parties or what he told you as a buddy.

But Terrence Bradley keeps falsely invoking the privilege -- basically, he's perjuring himself too.

But Ashleigh Merchant (lawyer for Trump "RICO co-conspirator" Michael Roman) says that he confirmed the affair in texts before being called as a witness.

I listened to Megyn Kelly recap Friday's perjury festival, and here are the key points:

Ashleigh Merchant read two texts to Bradley. In one, she asks him if he knows anyone else who can confirm that the affair began before 2022. He says "no one who would be willing to burn that bridge" with Fani Willis, or words to that effect.

She also sent him a file containing the claim she was going to file in court, and asked him for comment on them. The claims included, of course, the allegation that the affair began before Fani Willis hired her boytoy as prosecutor. Bradley responded: "Looks good," thereby confirming all of her allegations were true, in his knowledge.

Bradley agreed that he sent those texts -- despite having falsely testified earlier that he never texted with Ashleigh Merchant directly. Another case of perjury.

Otherwise, he falsely claimed "lawyer-client privilege" to all questions.

Now this is interesting: Fani Willis' team was so determined to destroy Bradley's credibility as a witness that the cross-examined him viciously, asking him why he had been forced out of the Law Partnership of Darrius "Sweetdick" Honeycum, Lance Clamhammer, and Rex DeQuim. The reason for his dismissal, Fani Willis' lawyers (well, the lawyers for the Fulton County DA's office), was that Bradley had been accused by two different women of sexual misconduct.

Whether that's true or not, Fani Willis was attempting to nuke his credibility from space. She knows damn well that he knows the real date the affair began, and she knows it may come out, so she's attempting to paint him a sexual assailant.

But this is the cool part: Terrence Bradley had previously been asked why he left the firm of Sweetdick, Clamhammer, and DeQuim, and had again invoked "attorney-client privilege" to avoid answering.

But when Fani Willis' own team brought up the real reason for the dismissal, the judge, who had previously blocked Bradley's testimony from coming in, accepting, provisionally, his expansive claims of privilege, then said, in so many words, "Whoa, hold up, that is obviously not privileged information, and the fact that you define 'attorney client-privilege' to essentially mean 'I don't answer any question I don't want to answer' gives me serious pause about accepting all of your previous claims of privilege, and I'm going to reevaluate my ruling on all of your privilege claims with this new knowledge that you are baselessly invoking privilege to deny the court information."

So Fani's team, in its desperate attempt to nuke this guy's credibility, opened the door to a close examination of his claims of privilege on all questions.

Below, the sausage-shaped Fani Willis accepts the AVN Award for Best Gunt.

I actually don't know what the award was for. It was for Some Bullshit. Some family gave her the award for perseverance in the face of people telling the truth about you or some bullshit.


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Again: Illegal Aliens Attack Two NYPD Cops Attempting to Make a Lawful Arrest in a Shelter

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Cultural enrichment accelerates.

NYPD officers were once again attacked at a migrant shelter in New York City, marking a concerning trend of violence against law enforcement in these facilities. The incident underscores the escalating tensions and safety concerns within the city's migrant shelters.

Key Details:

NYPD officers were assaulted while responding to a call at a migrant shelter.

This is not the first incident of its kind, indicating a worrying pattern of violence against law enforcement in these facilities.

The event highlights the growing safety concerns and tensions within NYC's migrant shelters.

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This is not an isolated event. Over the past few months, there has been a noticeable increase in such incidents, indicating a worrying pattern of violence against law enforcement in migrant shelters. These attacks not only put the lives of police officers at risk but also create an environment of fear and uncertainty for the migrants residing in these shelters.

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New York Creates Precedent That Could Threaten Every Big Business In New York, and Send Them Fleeing, With Their Money, to Safer Climes; Kathy Hochul Reassures Them By Admitting This Law Will be Applied to Trump Only and No One Else

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Jonathan Turley on the huge, and unconstitutional, penalty the open partisan hack judge levied on Trump -- and his demands that Trump put up the money for his exorbitant fine before Trump is allowed to challenge the fine as excessive.


In the wake of the massive judgment against Donald Trump, many in New York are celebrating the prospect that the former president could be forced to sell off his property just to appeal the $355 million judgment against him. While Trump has good grounds to object to this excessive fine, he still has to come up with close to a half billion dollars just to make his arguments to the New York Court of Appeals.

In order to file an appeal, the courts require a deposit for the full amount of the damages or a bond covering the full amount. Even with escrow options, the call for cash or collateral can be enough to put some executives in a fetal position.

It can be challenging enough for many companies drained from years of litigation. For Trump, the demand for $355 million plus about $100 million in interest could force a fire sale on properties to pony up just the deposit.

Engoron has also decreed that Trump is not allowed to "do business" in New York, which includes borrowing from his previous lenders to pay the money for this bond.

In other words, Engoron has both levied an excessive fine against Trump, while simultaneously forbidding him from obtaining enough in loans to pay for the bond to protest the excessive fine.

Many of us have been critical of the ruling of Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron who imposed the astronomical fine despite finding that Trump's "victims" not only did not lose a single dollar but made handsome profits. Indeed, these banks testified that they wanted to continue to do business with Trump as a "whale" client, but Engoron is now barring them from doing so.


Turley also writes that New York has essentially declared war on all real estate developers in New York.

Oscar Wilde wrote that "moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess." Justice Arthur Engoron took that line to heart with his absurd imposition of $455 million in fines and interest against Donald Trump and his corporation.

The fine is $355 million, but he slapped on an extra, and very round figure of $100 million, for "interest."

You can tell he really ran the interest calculations to the seventh decimal by how incredibly round the number came out.

It succeeded wonderfully with New Yorkers, who celebrated the verdict like a popular public execution. It also worked wonderfully to make it difficult to appeal.

Much of the criticism of the decision focused on the unprecedented use of the law and the excessive size of the fine. The New York statute has been on the books for decades and has always been something of an anomaly in not requiring an actual victim or loss to justify disgorgement or fines.

Even the New York Times agreed that it could not find a single case in history where this statute was used against an individual or a company that did not commit a criminal offense, go bankrupt, or leave financial victims.

Engoron then combined that unprecedented application with an equally extraordinary penalty, which is greater than the gross national product of some countries.

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There is also an added inequity to Engoron's decision.

Under New York law, Trump cannot appeal this ruling without depositing the full amount, including interest, in a court account. Even for Trump, $455 million is hard to come by. Likewise, a bond would require a company to guarantee payment for a defendant who has been barred from doing business in New York and is facing the need to liquidate much of his portfolio.

Nothing succeeds like excess for judges like Engoron. By imposing this astronomical figure, he can make it difficult or impossible for a defendant to appeal, absent declaring bankruptcy or selling off assets at distress prices.

And who would want to loan Trump money to cover the bond? Anyone who loans Trump money would be the next to be prosecuted by "Tish" James for non-crimes.

This has created fear in the financial community that the everyday business practice of evaluating all of your properties at the highest possible level -- why would you want to admit your properties are worth less than some might be willing to pay for them? -- now makes them all potentially liable for half-billion dollar criminal fines.

The combination of the draconian fine and the threshold deposit for appeal has produced a shudder throughout the New York business community. The city is already experiencing an exodus of businesses and individuals from the top tax brackets. Rising crime, taxes, and eat-the-rich politics have made New York a hostile environment for businesses. At a time with rising costs from undocumented migrants, even Mayor Eric Adams is alarmed about the loss of his high earners.

Ah, but don't worry about New York going after all the other big businessmen who routinely evaluate their properties at the outer limits of plausibility -- Kathy Hochul admits that this is a political prosecution directed at one single political enemy and will never be used against anyone else.


The Hill @thehill

Kathy Hochul tells NY businesses not to fear about Trump verdict: "Nothing to worry about"

The Hill:

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) addressed New York business owners in a new interview and told them there was "nothing to worry about" after former President Trump was hit with a $355 million fine and a ban on conducting business in New York for three years.

Hochul joined John Catsimatidis on 'The Cats Roundtable' on WABC 770 AM, where she was asked if other New York businesspeople should be worried that if 'they can do that to the former president, they can do that to anybody.'

'I think that this is really an extraordinary, unusual circumstance that the law-abiding and rule-following New Yorkers who are business people have nothing to worry about, because they're very different than Donald Trump and his behavior,' Hochul responded.

@amuse @amuse

New York's Democrat governor assures real estate developers that they won't be targeted for real estate valuations like Trump. She just admitted it was a purely partisan political prosecution of Trump. h/t @JRobFromMN pic.twitter.com/IewoCboyuw
-- February 18, 2024


Hochul admits that this application of the law will not be applied to anyone except Trump. Therefore, this is an unconstitutional selective prosecution of a political enemy.


It must be overturned.

Note that Hochul is reassuring big businessmen in New York taking loans against their assets that she knows "everybody does it" -- evaluates their properties at highest potential value -- but that they shouldn't worry, they won't be prosecuted for it.

But Engoron specifically dismisses Trump's defense that everybody does it, that banks of course know that businessmen evaluate their properties at maximum possible value, and says that if "everybody does it," that just demonstrates the need for New York to prosecute EVERYBODY to stop the "fraud."

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So the judge's ruling depends on prosecuting "everybody" who evaluates their property on the high side, but Kathy Hochul says don't worry, we're certainly not going to be prosecuting everyone who does this, just Trump.

Anyone else see a conflict there?

And everyone should stop investing in New York, period. New York is now announcing that they will confiscate hundreds of millions of dollars from anyone who does not follow the leftwing Marxist line.

Indeed, that seems to be what investor Kevin O'Leary recommends:

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