October 28, 2020

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (10/28/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“Biological women and girls must continue to have the freedom to associate with other biological women and girls in activities that serve their unique interests and needs as females. Further, this beauty pageant has already made reasonable accommodations for fully transitioned transgender females without male genitals.” Allison Kindle Pejovic, a lawyer with the Justice Centre

A "chick" with a dick, is still a guy.

Quote II

"We must call especially on young people to do without a few parties now in order to have a good life tomorrow or the day after,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel


Quote III

“They wanted to celebrate their birthday. This is who we’re dealing with. They’re people who are not bad people. They want to live their life, and they make bad decisions." Michelle Fire


Quote IV

“I remain innocent of any claims against me. I took the actions necessary to dispose of the case and get on with my life,” “Based on my experience as a defendant in the criminal justice system, I can imagine what happens to people without my education or means.” Brian Dennehey, Libertarian candidate for Cook County DA


Quote V

"We've all been cooped up and it's been just a terrible year. We've just decided if this brings a little bit of joy and a little bit of smiles to someone, then we're doing everything right." Angela Nava of Richmond, TX

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Quarantine Cafe: Kick Evil In the Guts Edition

—Ace

Tucker Carlson will have more audio of the Biden Family Consigliere trying to pressure Bobulinski to stop talking.


Via Rodrigio Borgia, this short clip of an antifa sissy charging a real American-flag carrying man, and being stopped in his tracks by what I'm going to guess was a push-kick or "teep" that maybe hit the guy in the knee or thigh.

It definitely stopped him cold, and seems to have hurt him. I think it must have been a push-kick because he seems to have stopped the guy from entering punch/grab range.

Unfortunately we don't see the actual contact. We just see the guy being knocked back, and the defender lowering his leg.

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Former "Senior Administration Official" (According to the Media) Who Penned Anti-Trump Diatribe As "Anonymous" Reveals Himself... and It's.. a Nobody

—Ace

Why call yourself "Anonymous" when you can use your real name and no one would know who the fuck you are?

Ah well, the media was able to take this minor flunkie and get people to speculate that it was actually John Kelly or even Mike Pence writing the diatribe.

It's Miles Taylor.

That's right, you heard me -- the Miles Taylor.

He claims that he joined the Trump Administration in a minor position because he rilly rilly rilly wanted Trump to succeed, which is why he... joined other liberals and NeverTrumpers who had infiltrated the government to subvert and "resist" Trump.

Oh, and after quitting his mid-level manager position, he joined the True Conservative news network called "CNN."

People I know have been querying LinkedIn to find out who this alleged "Senior Administration Official" even is/was. Literally no one I know has ever heard of him, and they have to fire up the Advanced Search to find media mentions of him.

Update/Flashback: When this mid-level bureaucrat first wrote his screed in the New York Times, Trump suggested it was a mid-level bureaucrat.

CNN's Chris Cillizza said no way it's a mid-level bureaucrat, Trump You Demon Liar, because the New York Times would never publish a mid-level bureaucrat and claim he was a "senior administration official."

So is CNN going to retract and correct now? Will it admit the New York Times straight-up lies?

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Is Florida Already Won For Trump?

—Ace

Trump stopped most of his advertising for Trump, provoking the leftwing media and NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself!) to proclaim he was just giving up.

Giving up -- or redeploying resources from a state he's already one to one he can win, like Minnesota? Update: Trump and his campaign spokesman say the Bloomberg story about Trump reducing his Florida ad buy is completely wrong and must be retracted.

This guy is tracking all the early votes in Florida, both by-mail and in person.

The Democrats have a 200,000 lead right now, though that's dropping by the minute.

Let's look at the "supervoters" who have not voted yet. These are the voters who have voted in four of the last four elections, and thus are a lock to vote in this election, but who haven't yet voted.

Democrats have 305649 "supervoters" left to vote.

And Republicans?

555,193. We have 250,000 more supervoters still expected to vote.

In North Carolina, Democrats have already banked 111% of their total 2016 vote.

But so have Republicans. And Republicans won last time. So Republicans are ahead now.

I already mentioned that Jon Ralston, a highly partisan Democrat "journalist," is worried for the Democrats in Nevada, as they're underperforming their 2016 vote.

To meet 2016 metrics at end of early voting, Dems would need 54K statewide and 88K in Clark -- they are not on track to get either with three days left.

That NYT poll may show 6-point Biden lead, but I doubt the Dems are sleeping well tonight.

Mollie Hemingway makes a good point: Why is Biden using one of his very few non-lid appearances to shore up Michigan, where he's supposedly up by (giggle) 12 points?

If he really believed that 12 point lead, why isn't he spending his time in Florida or North Carolina?

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Posted by Ace at 05:40 PM Comments

Zuckerberg: We Censored the Hunter Biden Story Because an Unnamed Individual at the FBI Told Us to be On the Lookout for Russian Disinformation

—Ace

Two possibilities:

1. The FBI gave him a general, nonspecific warning about Russian disinformation, and Zuckerberg is just using this as an excuse for his own company's partisan censorship.

2. More chillingly -- the FBI, which was sitting on the laptop for a year and thereby keeping the story bottled-up, took the extra step of poisoning the well and claiming that the story was Russian disinformation to Zuckerberg, to make sure it got censored if it did come out.

If Zuckerberg's telling the truth, it's #2.

Who is this person at the FBI doing extra credit homework for the Biden campaign? If he's assisting in censorship of public information, we have the right to know who he is.

Is it Christopher Wray, by any chance?

"One of the threats that the FBI has alerted our company and the public to was the possibility of a hack and leak operation in the days or weeks leading up to this election," Zuckerberg said. "So you had both public testimony from the FBI and in private meetings alerts that were given--at least to our company, I assume the others as well--that suggested we be on high alert and sensitivity that if a trove of documents appeared, that we should view that with suspicion that it might be part of a foreign manipulation attempt."

The FBI has had the computer and hard drive of Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden in its possession for almost a year.

More: Zuckerberg says the warning wasn't specifically about this story:

"Did the FBI contact you and say the New York Post story was false?" Johnson asked.

"Not about that story specifically," Zuckerberg replied.

When Johnson asked why Facebook chose to move forward in limiting the article's distribution, Zuckerberg claimed that it was because of "heightened alert" surrounding election interference by the Russians that they began to prevent the article from being widely shared.

"They alerted us to be on heightened alert around the risk of a hack and leak operation," Zuckerberg said. "To be clear on this, we didn't censor the content. We flagged it for fact-checkers to review and pending that review, we temporarily constrained the distribution to make sure it didn't spread wildly while it was being reviewed."

But it seems the allegedly nonspecific warning was in fact crafted to get this specific story censored.

Once again, I want to know who wrote this warning.

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Soiboi Strategists Plot the Coming Civil War

—Ace

These guys barely have the steam lead a bull to their wife's vaizhe, but they're gonna be leading the revolution.

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In Senate Testimony, Jack Dorsey Commits Perjury

—Ace

Ted Cruz interrogated Jack Dorsey over Twitter's censorship of the New York Post story, while "gleefully" allowing "journalists" to illegally spread Trump's alleged tax returns on Twitter.

Dorsey lied and claimed there was partisan bias in that decision. But that's hard to prove, and that's the lie they all tell fifty times a day. (And then they wonder why we're not bothered if Trump exaggerates the truth.)

Dorsey went on to falsely claim that Twitter was now permitting users to post the story.

Ted Cruz just tested that claim, and finds that Dorsey is lying. Again.

In a provable way.

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As New Polls Show Biden Cruising to Victory, Two Polling Experts Say the Polls Are Wrong

—Ace

I'm not going to talk about the new polls, though I'll mention a new ABC polls that claims Biden is ahead in Wisconsin... by 17 points.

That's silly.

Obviously, the media, the academy, and corporations have made this is a viciously hostile environment for self-declared Trump supporters.

So a lot of people will simply not talk to a pollster, or lie when they do.

Researchers have also identified self-screening as the major contributing factor to the polling failures during the 2016 election cycle.

For example, distrust of pollsters also leads to lower response rates for Trump supporters. Rasmussen finds that 17 percent of likely U.S. voters who "strongly approve" of the job Trump is doing say they are less likely to let others know how they intend to vote in the upcoming election. By comparison, only 8 percent of those who "strongly disapprove" of the president's performance say the same.

So the polls are off by...9%?

A friend keeping tabs on the "EV" -- the early vote -- in different swing states updates me that the GOP is closing the Democrat lead in EV's.

2016 EV Gap was 45,072.

Yesterday gap was 53,834. Today is 49,660.

Jon Ralston says Dems should be worried.

Ralston is a very partisan Democrat so that's interesting.

Again, it it Democrats and their media Get Out the Vote allies who pushed Democrats to vote early and vote by mail.

Republicans have pushed the idea of in-person voting.

And the Democrat ballot lead is falling day by day, and closing in on 2016's level.

Update: Florida's Early Vote gap is shrinking down to nothing by the minute.

GOP was 2.16% off their 2016 EV gap this morning. And it's now 1.63%. This is just wild to watch in real time.


It just occurred to me that most of the NeverTrumpers have by now reclassified themselves as independents. Or Democrats.

So that Republican vote does not contain many defectors.

Posted by Ace at 01:19 PM Comments

Tony Bobulinski Reveals That Biden Family Plan to Cover Up "The Chairman's" Role in Taking Foreign Bribes: "Plausible Deniability"

—Ace

The corporate propaganda outlets are still refusing to even mention the story.

Bobulinski, in an interview with Fox News' "Tucker Carlson Tonight," said he raised concerns in 2017 to the former vice president's brother Jim Biden, about Joe Biden's alleged ties to a possible joint venture with a Chinese energy firm.


Bobulinski, a retired lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, was the former CEO of SinoHawk Holdings, which he said was the partnership between the CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming and the two Biden family members.

"I remember saying, 'How are you guys getting away with this?' 'Aren't you concerned?'" he told Carlson.

He claims that Jim Biden chuckled.

"'Plausible Deniability,' he said it directly to me in a cabana at the Peninsula Hotel," he said.

Bobulinski said he decided to come forward after serial defamer Adam Schiff lied yet again, and claimed that this Navy veteran with Q clearance was a Russian Asset.

Bobulinski's brother recently retired after 28 years as a naval aviator. Two weeks ago he lost his wife to cancer. It was while Bobulinski was with his brother in Virginia that the "Russian disinformation" defense began to take shape, and Bobulinski saw Adam Schiff make that claim on a Sunday morning news show. Given his family's legacy of military service, and what his brother was going through, Bobulinski called Rob Marshall and told him that the Bidens had 24 hours to tell the truth and get Schiff to retract his claim, otherwise Bobulinski would go public with everything he had.

Rather than telling Adam Schiff to retract his millionth Russia lie, the Biden family had their representative (who himself was all connected to the dirty deals in Russia and China) to try to smooth feathers -- while claiming it was too hard to get Adam Schiff to stop lying.

"You're just gonna bury us," he complained.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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During the Rathergate scandal of 2004, a side discussion was generated over journalistic standards are and how strict they should be, and CBS producer Mary Mapes said something I thought was really flaky, and naturally I can't find the exact quote now. But, iirc, she was responding to the idea that journalists should assume the story is false unless it can be verified as true, and she said "no, that's not the standard at all" and then went on to claim that they could just print stuff they thought was good, and it should be considered true until proven otherwise.

In other words, she was taking what I had always assumed how journalism was supposed to work and standing it on its head. I was quite astonished when she just came right out and said it. Of course, I had always suspected that's what they were doing, but it was if Mapes was saying "Fact checking? We don' need no stinking fact checking!"

As Chris Taylor commented on Twitter a few days ago:

News "fact checkers" are the worst problem with news today. No, not for the reason you think. They're a problem because that's supposed to happen BEFORE you go to print, not after.

See, in the past, grizzled, tough editors would stop crap news from going through, force rewrites, and block anything that couldn't be substantiated or proven outside rumors and the writer's own claims.

Now the process is reversed: the news fires off crap then someone goes through it to find the facts and claims to see how valid they are later. Which almost always is narrowed to "things I don't like seeing in print" while other claims are left unvetted.

As I said, I was shocked at Mapes' candid admission, but nowadays? Everybody knows that sort of thing is pretty much SOP. In fact, it has even acquired a name of its own, "journalisming" which encompasses not only inadequate (or non-existent) but also the overuse of "anonymous" sources. And then when the story turns out to be a load of crap (like that Atlantic story a few weeks ago that claimed Trump referred to soldiers as 'suckers' and 'losers'), nothing ever happens, and everybody just moves on. I thought it used to be that if an anonymous source fed crap, that invalidated the anonymity agreement and the source could get publicly identified. If *I* were a journalist that wrote a story bases on an anonymous tip that turned out to be crap, I'd (a) not use the source ever again, because they just demonstrated that they're not trustworthy and (b) write a follow-up article apologizing for my poor judgment which led to erroneous reporting and either publicly naming the source or writing "I know who it was and I'll never use him again."

The media has pretty much burned through any and all of its moral capital, or good will, or whatever you might want to call it so that whenever they include phrases in a news story such as

--an anonymous source/whistleblower
--a source close to the situation
--a source close to President Trump
--sources say

...they no longer are entitled to be given any benefit of the doubt whatsoever. In fact, we should assume the opposite: any time there is not a source willing to go on the record to corroborate whatever story they're trying to sell, you can conclude that they're lying. Somewhere along the line, some of that hard fact-checking I mentioned earlier hasn't been done, and the reporter journalismist is cutting corners by attempting to fill in the blanks with his own pre-conceived ideas of what he wants to be true.

With a pandemic sweeping the country and a crucial election just around the country, it's a pity we don't have a functioning media to keep us informed. We could've used one right now.




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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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On The Swing
Nikolai Yaroshenko

[It isn't what you think]

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The Morning Report - 10/28/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Wednesday and a couple of things are in the lead: Biden crime family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski's appearance on Tucker Carlson last night (whose show overall this month just became the highest-rated cable news show in history per Nielsen) and a flare up of the mostly peaceful rioting, looting and mayhem in Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York as a result of two police shootings of black suspects.

We'll get to those in a moment. But Tony Bobulinski, the ex-business partner of Hunter Biden who verified the initial reporting in The New York Post about the contents of Biden's laptop, sat down for a full hour with TuCa and blew the lid (all kinds of puns there!) off the story.

Here's a recap of why Bobulinski came forward:

Bobulinski's name recently became public knowledge when James Gilliar, another businessman working on SinoHawk, sent an email to Tony Bobulinski, setting out the terms Gilliar had been negotiating with CEFC. What caught everyone's interest was the statement that Hunter would hold "10[%] for the Big Guy." Bobulinski confirmed that Joe Biden was the "Big Guy."

At this point, Schiff, the media, and Joe Biden, none of whom ever denied the legitimacy of the email, claimed that the whole thing was a Russian smear. This unfounded accusation got Bobulinski's dander up. As a naval officer from a military family and a true patriot, being smeared as a Russian agent was beyond the pale.

Bobulinski demanded that Schiff retract the insult and, when Schiff failed to do so, he went public and did a full document dump. Bobulinski had saved everything -- every document, every email, and every text.

That's the quick background to the interview with Carlson, during which Bobulinski said that:

- Hunter and James Biden brought nothing to the deal other than the Biden family name,
- What China wanted was the Biden family name,
- Joe Biden was involved in the business deal, so much so that he had veto power over negotiations,
- In 2017, Bobulinski met Joe Biden twice when the Biden side of SinoHawk was courting him to step in and act as CEO,
- Bobulinski also spoke at length with James Biden, Joe's brother,
- When Bobulinski asked James how they could get away with this kind of deal, which seemed to be falling into dangerous territory given that Joe could run again for president, James announced, "plausible deniability," and
- The Biden group stiffed Bobulinski, leaving him out of pocket for all his expenses while channeling CEFC's money into another entity that did not involve Bobulinski.

Bobulinksi said it was "crystal clear" that Hunter Biden had brought his father up to speed on the status of a joint venture deal with the before he met with the former vice president. "They were putting their entire family legacy on the line. They knew exactly what they were doing. They were dealing with a Chinese owned enterprise ...that had strong financial support and political support from the Chinese Communist Party. That's how it was presented to me. That's not my own words. That's how they presented it to me and read me in on it," Bobulinski said.

Bobulinski recalled bringing up his concerns with Jim Biden the following day after his meeting with the former vice president that their business dealings with the Chinese could impact his brother's 2020 presidential aspirations.

"I know Joe decided not to run in 2016, but what if he ran in the future? Aren't they taking political risk or headline risk? And I remember looking at Jim Biden and saying, 'How are you guys getting away with this? Like, aren't you concerned?'"

"And he certainly looked at me and he laughed a little bit and said, 'plausible deniability.'" Bobulinski said.

This is murder. I have zero sympathy for the doddering, demented half-dead corpse (who will be instantly disposed of if GOD FORBID he winds up winning on Tuesday) or his inept, drug addict, vile spawn. The Bidens sold out America's national security and foreign policy to corrupt foreign leaders and to our number one geo-political enemy hell bent on world hegemony. Considering their crimes date back not only to the eight years he was VP but well into his near half-century as a senator, one can make the case that the Bidens may very well have done more damage than the Rosenbergs, the Walker Family, Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen combined. It's now a toss up as to which is the worst political scandal in US history; this or the plot to overturn 2016 and overthrow President Trump. In any case, both are no doubt interconnected considering the players involved.

That includes our national security and federal law enforcement agencies as co-conspirators before and after the fact. The FBI had the laptop and Christopher Wray sat on it, looking to run out the clock in hopes that Trump would not be re-elected and all of this would be swept under the rug. And now, lookie here!

Federal law enforcement officials reportedly obtained a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant against a Chinese business associate of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that the revelation suggests that the man, Patrick Ho, was "suspected of acting as a covert agent of a foreign government..."

... "Ho was charged on Dec. 18, 2017 with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering related to CEFC China Energy contracts in Uganda and Chad," the report stated. "Ho had been an executive at the multi-billion dollar Chinese energy company prior to his arrest."

Ho was mentioned in a Senate report released last month titled, "Hunter Biden, Burisma, and Corruption: The Impact on U.S. Government Policy and Related Concerns."

Here's part of the report:

In November 2017, Ye Jianming's associate and Hunter Biden's reported client, Patrick Ho, was arrested and charged with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, international money laundering, and conspiracy to commit both. The first call that he reportedly made was to James Biden, who reportedly referred him to Hunter Biden. Ho was convicted in March 2019 on charges of money laundering, conspiracy, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and was sentenced to three years in U.S. prison for his role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for business advantages for CEFC, Ye's company. Department of Justice documents describe Ye as Patrick Ho's boss and, again, note that Ye's company supplied funding to the China Energy Fund Committee. Ho worked as the secretary-general of the committee during the period when he was carrying out his illegal schemes.

So as long as two to three years ago - before any of the revelations on the laptop came to light - the DOJ, FBI, CIA and whatever other useless corrupt alphabet soup bureaucracy knew about the Bidens and essentially DID NOTHING. Worse than that, they withheld exculpatory evidence and allowed Adam Schiff-for-Brains and the Democrats to move forward with an impeachment against President Trump for the corruption and crimes that the Bidens themselves were guilty of. Christopher Wray deserves to be dragged out of the Hoover Building and horsewhipped in the street on national TV. But no. He too will have a seven-figure book deal and a gig on CNN. I'm seething.

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As stated, there has been a flare up in rioting and mayhem in the wake of two more black suspects shot in the course of their encounters with police. The epicenter of the rioting is in Philadelphia, where that city suffered a second wave of terror last night. Considering that the violence and mayhem since the death of career criminal George Floyd in Minneapolis last Memorial Day is a key factor in drawing voters towards Trump - including perhaps an historically significant number of black voters - and that Pennsylvania is a key battleground state, I can't see this incident as hurting Trump. It doesn't exactly help Biden either, especially since the Dems are being consumed by his huge gaffe at the debate in openly calling for an end to fracking and fossil fuels in general.

As for the violence itself, two thugs who played stupid games and won stupid prizes is just the convenient pretext. I think what we're really seeing a dress rehearsal for Election Day. The Armed Militant Wing of the Democrat Party - BLM/Antifa - will not wait until after dark to take to the streets. They are out to intimidate people away from the polls.

If you live either in a deep blue urban or other area that might come under siege by the terrorist thugs, get to the polls and vote if early voting is available to you. Also, stay indoors on Election Day, arm yourself to the teeth and have enough food and other essentials on hand for 72 hours. I can't even believe I typed this paragraph but these people are out of their minds with rage and hate, and cannot be reasoned with. To paraphrase Col. Putnam at Bunker Hill, "don't fire until you see the whites..." dressed in black.

Elsewhere...

- Amy Coney Barrett taking her seat on SCOTUS looms large as an Obama-appointed hack-in-black rules that South Carolina does not have to match signatures with absentee ballots. I expect the SC GOP to appeal this immediately to the SCOTUS?
- Two other less sensational yet no-less horrendous Biden Crime Family rackets.
- Trump train keeps on rolling while Biden holds a rally where FDR went to die.
- Two interesting profiles on up-and-coming GOPers, including one woman taking on putrid crone Rosa DeLauro and another who was a refugee from Soviet Ukraine.
- Iran and France butt heads.
- More on the madness of the Green New Deal

And lots of other hot links, but no beer. Have at it.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (10/27/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“Especially in these times, Americans depend on the reliability and integrity of those that deliver the U.S. Mail,” “Conduct by Postal employees that violates that duty will result in swift federal prosecution.”United States Attorney Russell Coleman


Quote II

"Since freedom impelled and independence inspired and nationality exalted, a world super-government is contrary to everything we cherish and can have no sanction by our Republic. This is not selfishness, it is sanctity." Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865 - 1923), 29th President of the United States, March 4, 1921 (H/T Isophorone Blog)


Quote III

“Oslo is experiencing a bicycle boom. We want to give cyclists an opportunity to continue with the good trend into the winter.” Director Heidi Sørensen at the country’s Climate Agency


Quote IV

"What we really want is first an order allowing him to park, which we've got so far. And just a declaration that this violates First Amendment rights so that this school knows it and so that other schools know it,” Jacob Huebert, Attorney at Law.


Quote V

“Protect your health but don’t let the Court and the deliberately crippled Postal Service deprive you of your most precious civil right. Plan your vote,” Former AG Eric Holder


Quote VI

I know her personally and she is not a good person. I know that sounds like a spiteful mother-in-law but I speak on behalf of my son's three other children that they do not see." Patricia Heiman

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Posted by Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:58 PM Comments

Highly Suggestible Morons Open Thread/
Tony Bobulinski on Tucker Carlson

—Ace

An open thread for suggesting shows, books, products, etc. to you fellow Morons.

After having it recommended it to me a few times, I downloaded the FXX series version of What We Do In the Shadows. It's not quite as good as the movie -- and they borrow some plot elements from the movie, though they're redressed a little -- but it is pretty good. I don't know how it aired on FXX, but in the Amazon download, it's got the f-bomb in it every episode.

There are also connections to the movie. The vampire lore in the show is pretty fun, too.

I thought I wouldn't like the Psychic Vampire, aka the Energy Vampire who drains your energy by frustrating and annoying you at work, but he's pretty funny.

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Posted by Ace at 07:36 PM Comments

Project Veritas Pays a Greedy "Ballot Chaser" to Watch How She Works; She Freely Admits Committing Vote Crimes

—Ace

No fraud, anywhere!

Sure, this woman who buys votes has collected 7000 votes just in one county in Texas, but surely she's the only "ballot chaser" criminal.

Except... except for the other criminal "ballot chasers" she narcs on.

Texas 'Ballot Chaser' Pressures Voter to Change Vote from Cornyn to Hegar: 'That's My Job' ... 'I Can Honestly Say I'm Bringing at Least 7,000 Votes to The Polls' ... Said Garza Gave Her $2,500 Gift Budget

Ballot Chaser Raquel Rodriguez: "I could go to jail. I'm a little apprehensive to tell anybody what I'm f#cking doing, you know what I'm saying?"

Rodriguez: "You [voter] said you're voting straight Democrat per our conversation... 'cause that's what you want to do, correct?"

Rodriguez: I drop off bundles of ballots at different post offices to avoid suspicion. "I go throughout the entire city. I'll take 20 [ballots] here, 30 [ballots] here, 40 [ballots] here."

James O'Keefe: "Our journalists discovered a voter fraud system positioned to swing Texas in 2020."


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Sometimes, the ballot chaser said she hosts parties at a bar for her voters, some of them former inmates recruited by her colleague, Tommy Acosta.

"Tommy does what's called, like barbecues, so like an example, this coming Thursday at a bar, we're going to feed 45 ex-felons that we registered because they're going to all vote," she said.

The parties are thrown after everyone votes, she said.

Raquel Rodriguez: "So, guess what we're going to do? We're taking them to a bar to go eat, OK. I got some people to go to the bar and guess what? I had to f#cking take them beer. I was like, are y'all going to come and vote or not? And they were like we're going to meet you right now. I said come meet me because when you get to the bar, I'm going to have a bucket of beer for all of y'all to drink. I just took care of it. Just said your bucket is there."

Later, Rodriguez told another Project Veritas journalist she was worried about what the other undercover journalist saw.

Raquel Rodriguez: "What I do picking up those ballots when he was with me --that'a illegal. I could go to jail. I'm a little apprehensive to tell anybody what I'm f#cking doing, you know what I'm saying? And again, once he works with me once, he's gonna say--"

Journalist: "I guess Trump was right. (laughs) I'm sorry."

Rodriguez: "About doing stuff illegal?"

Journalist: "I'm sorry?"

Rodriguez: "About doing stuff illegal?"

Journalist: "Yeah, they all said he was full of sh#t."

Rodriguez: "Oh hell no, he's not. It's true-- 'cause you're not supposed to do that."

Fake Tapper immediately sprang to the airwaves to announce, without evidence, that this was all Russian Disinformation.

No he didn't. He just ignored the story.

They ignore every story if they can. If they need help, they call up their buddies at Google and FaceBook to suppress the story.


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Posted by Ace at 06:24 PM Comments

American Greatness Poll: Trump Takes Four Point Lead in Florida

—Ace

Susquahanna polling, conducting a poll for American Greatness, finds Trump with a four point lead, 48 to 44.

Donald Trump has taken a 4-point lead over Joe Biden in Florida according to a new survey by Susquehanna Polling and Research for the Center for American Greatness.

The phone survey of 400 likely voters conducted October 23-25 showed Trump with 48 percent and Biden with 44 percent support, with a 4.9 percent margin of error.Libertarian Jo Jorgensen gets 2 percent of the vote, while 6 percent of respondents remain undecided or refused to answer. If "leaners" are included, Trump leads 48.5-44. This same poll conducted last month using the same methodology showed Biden with a 3-point lead.

A friend pointed out this site which organizes early voting in Florida and North Carolina.

The below map is their "Advantage Map" graphic. This map color-codes counties not by whether Republicans or Democrats are voting more, but according to the Republican or Democrat advantage in 2020 as compared to the baseline of 2016.

Miami-Dade county being colored pink does not mean Republicans are winning Miami-Dade, but it does mean that more Republican ballots have been turned in in Miami-Dade this year than in 2016.

The three big Democrat counties are Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. A bunch more Republicans have returned ballots in Miami-Dade in 2020 than in 2016 )(+23,145 Republican ballots). In Broward and Palm Beach, Democrats got more ballots than they did in 2016 -- about +19,600 for the Democrats, over the 2016 level.

But that means in the three biggest Democrat counties, Republicans have actually gained +4,000 ballots on the Democrats.

And as you can see from the rest of the map: there's a lot of bright red in other, more Republican-leaning counties.

Plus, the Democrat Party, not the Republican Party, really pushed its stalwarts to vote by mail and, if not by mail, then to vote early in person.

There are also more Republicans ballots returned in early voting in Wisconsin than Democrat ballots:

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Leaked Phone Call: Hunter Biden Says His Business "Partner" is the "F***ing Spy King of China"

—Ace

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Hillary Clinton: The Thought of Trump Winning, Plus All the Breakfast Gin Fizzies I Drink, Makes Me Literally Sick to My Stomach

—Ace

Can she just do the honorable thing and eat two handfuls of pills already?

In a podcast released Monday, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said the thought of a second term with President Donald Trump makes her "literally sick to my stomach."

"I can't entertain the idea of him winning, so let's just preface it by that," Clinton told Kara Swisher, as a guest on Swisher's New York Times Opinion podcast.

"It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we'd have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership... The list goes on," she said.

All thanks to you and your repellant corruption, your venomous criminal bitch.


Meanwhile, via Instapundit, Jake Tapper continues with his regularly-scheduled nervous breakdown.

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Trump Spokesman Tim Murtaugh Accuses (Accurately) Fredo Cuomo of Having Broken Covid Quarantine; Fredo Lies To the World and Claims He Didn't

—Ace

Fredo offered the Liar's Demurrer. A liar doesn't want to be specific about what he's denying. Being specific is just making it easier to prove you're a lair.

So you just resort to nonspecific denials-- childishly gainsaying "Nuh-uh!"

Jake Tapper did this after the debate, calling Trump's charges against Hunter Biden "nonsense" because he had no specific grounds to deny the claims.

So he just yell-cried "Nuh-uh!"

As his CNN chumpmate Fredo Cuomo does here.

He never once says what he's claiming he did do, re: breaking quarantine. He just keeps shouting "No I didn't!"

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Sundown Joe's "Speech" From a Couple of Days Ago Is Very Alarming

—Ace

He's slurring and garbling words, sometimes saying them out of order, sometimes making up strange new "words."

Obviously, he's of no use on the campaign trail, even if he were physically strong enough to campaign.

So what's Fox News doing? Covering the speeches of Biden's surrogate, Obama.

As a friend asked: Will Fox also be covering Trump's surrogates? Or nah?

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Guess Whose New Show Has Plummeted in Ratings to Become Cable's Least-Watched Primetime Show??

—Ace

No, not Fake Tapper, though he's always a contender.

Shep "They're eating babies in the Superdome because global warming" Smith.

He's now routinely falling behind Fox Business repeats.

Shepard Smith, once a star anchor at Fox News, made headlines last year when he abruptly left the network. Now, his highly anticipated -- and heavily promoted -- new show at CNBC is falling behind repeats of Fox Business show Lou Dobbs Tonight.

...

Bringing in an average of 343,000 total viewers in its first week according to Nielsen, the show dropped to 268,000 in its second week, 254,000 in its third, and is set to continue to decline for week four (ratings for last Friday will be in later today).

...

Between September 30 and October 22, The News with Shepard Smith was at the bottom of 7 p.m. cable news ratings -- behind MSNBC's Joy Reid, CNN's Erin Burnett and Fox News’ Martha MacCallum -- with an average of 272,000 viewers.

Sheppie used to get ratings of one million or more at Fox. Or, I should say, Fox News garnered ratings of one million even while temporarily featuring Shep Smith.

But Shep Smith thought he was the secret sauce.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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Pack the court? Sure. How about if by some miracle the Republicans regain the House and President Trump nominates five more extremely young and extremely conservative judges and Cocaine Mitch McConnell rams them through in the next few months. How does that sound?

Article III of the U.S. Constitution does not specify the number of judges on the Supreme Court. The current number was set by the Judiciary Act of 1869, which is an act of Congress and can be changed by any subsequent Congress.

Or maybe we should go in the other direction. How about a Supreme Court of three judges? Thomas as Chief Justice, with Barrett and Alito as associate justices.

And while we are at it, how about if Congress limits the scope of the court's authority? The Constitution seems to give them that power in Article III Section 2:

In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be a Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.
That would open up some interesting possibilities. How about a specific prohibition against limiting any of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights?

It is these insanities that makes conservatism immensely satisfying as a political philosophy. Chesterton's Fence is a lesson that needs endless repetition. I'll bet Harry Reid would like to revisit his destruction of the filibuster and the consequent boon for the Republican party. He claims to be happy with it, but legislation can always be changed, but the court is for a generation and can set the tone of legislation and even the direction of the political process of the country. As much as the Left would like to radically remake the structure of our government, there is the possibility that their enemies on the other side of the aisle will be emboldened to use those same tools, and the end result might be unpleasant for them.

If President Trump wins reelection next week, he will have a tremendous opportunity to do just that. Gut the regulatory state and empty the departments of the thousands of apparatchiks who have nurtured the Deep State. And a rational Supreme Court will be much more supportive of a return to basic principles!

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Saint Sebastian
Tiziano Vecellio

This is one of Titian's last works, and it is radically different than another Saint Sebastian he did when he was much younger, part of the Averoldi Polyptych.

I think the contrast is fascinating.

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The Morning Report - 10/27/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and it's a beautiful morning. Amy Coney Barrett was sworn in last night after being confirmed by a Harry Reid simple majority in the Senate. The swearing in of Justice Barrett to take the empty seat on the Supreme Court is filled with a number of metaphors as well as at least one deliciously ironic coincidence; yesterday was Hillary Clinton's birthday. Just over four years ago, the now deceased predecessor of Justice Barrett, who was no spring chicken even then and a double cancer survivor was urged to step down so that Barack Obama could appoint her successor, one who would be equally anti-Constitutional. But no. She was determined to bitterly cling to that seat so that she could live to see her successor sworn in by Hillary, who was after all, a 100% lead pipe cinch to be the first female president (the jury is still out as to whether or not that was, in fact, Obama or James Buchanan). If you're reading this post wherever you are, how did that work out for you?

The second metaphor, and a powerful one at that, was that a black man did the honors of swearing in a woman. Yet to the left Clarence Thomas is not black and Amy Coney Barrett is not a woman. Both of them are infidels and apostates to Leftism, which to them trumps biology. As I had mentioned, Justice Barrett is the antithesis of everything her predecessor was and what the Judiciary had been corrupted by the Left to be: a supra-legislative body the sole purpose of which was to advance laws and policies that could never survive the ballot box or Congress. In her speech last night, this demure, attractive lady, in her own quiet and elegant way, leaned back and cold-cocked the Democrats right in their collective pie-hole:

The confirmation process has made ever-clearer to me one of the fundamental differences between the federal judiciary and the United States Senate, and perhaps the most acute is the role of policy preferences. It is the job of a senator to pursue her policy preferences; in fact, it would be a dereliction of duty to put policy goals aside.

By contrast, it is the job of a judge to resist her policy preferences. It would be a dereliction of duty for her to give in to them. Federal judges don't stand for election, thus they have no basis for claiming that their preferences reflect those of the people. This separation of duty from political preference is what makes the judiciary distinct among the three branches of government. A judge declares independence not only from Congress and the president, but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her. The judicial oath captures the essence of the judicial duty; the rule of law must always control...

...The oath that I have solemnly taken tonight means at its core that I will do my job without any fear or favor and that I will do so independent of both the political branches and my own preferences. I love the Constitution and the democratic republic that it establishes, and I will devote myself to preserving it.

This should not be controversial. The fact that it is controversial speaks to just how corrupted and diseased our government and politics have become over the course of the past 50 years or even longer. If that doesn't convince you, then the shrill, bitter, poison words out of the filthy sewers of the Democrats in opposing this confirmation speak as loudly as a gaggle of five-year-olds on a sugar bender shrieking and kicking after being told "no."

A little reminder about judicial philosophy for our Leftist chums. The Constitution is no more a living and breathing thing as is a brick. Words have meaning and the words in our governing documents are not poetry, not from the Kabballa, or "E Pleb Neesta." They are clear, unambiguous and we have volumes of correspondence from the men who wrote it as to what they meant in their work. The Constitution is not fungible and subject to changing times, tastes or technology. It is the gold standard by which laws and regulations must meet or else be struck down. They are the rules that protect the individual rights against something else that does not change: human nature, i.e. the will to power of some who seek to lord over and enslave others. This idea that the court must be "balanced" is madness. The only people who should be on that court are justices who approach their responsibilities exactly as Justice Barrett has stated. The fact that Ruth Bader-Ginsburg and perhaps a dozen or so others who thought and acted like her over the course of the past 231 years were allowed within 10 miles of that bench is a travesty.

So now, aside from lashing out at President Trump and the GOP for following the rules and doing their duty as well as playing totally kosher hardball politics thanks to Harry Reid who in the waning days of the Obama reign of error disregarded precedent and comity for what he thought would be political advantage, the Democrats are shrieking about "fairness" and packing the courts if they have the chance. Being a sore loser is of course childish in the extreme. And their claiming the mantle of righteousness and morality as is their wont is sickening. But these people are not children. The next time they have the chance, they will burn the country down and us with it.

Yes, Mairzy-Doats Hirohito is a sub-literate degenerate daughter of a child pimp. While her antics did debase an otherwise solemn and beautiful ceremony, it's Chris Coons who is out of his friggin' mind.

"[W]e've got to have a wide-open conversation about how do we rebalance our courts. Yes, the two Supreme Court [seats] that have been stolen through these processes that are just wildly hypocritical have been used to jam through partisan nominees. But we've got to look at our federal courts as a whole, Rachel. Because we've seen hundreds of conservative judges put on circuit courts and district courts all over this country in the last four years, in many cases, too young, too unqualified, and too far right to be allowed to sit peaceably without our re-examining the process, the results, and the consequences."

Is it just me or did this diseased little mouse testicle just declare open season on judges? I get it; you're angry and lashing out because thanks to the greatest American president in the last 100 years is actually hell bent on reversing the trajectory of this nation during that time frame and doing everything he can to return power where it belongs; to the individual citizen. But this is so manifestly irresponsible that it borders on the criminal. How many James Hodgkinsons are out there with Chris Coons' office on speed dial? Or cupcakes like the "far right" would-be terrorist armed to the teeth and plotting to kill Goofy Joey Biden, who turns out to be a far-left Islam-curious Bernie Bro? Coons and his cohorts have encouraged the Burning-Looting-Murdering of our cities to take down this President and punish this country. A few bullet-ridden judges is how they make the omelet.

Disgusting.

Elsewhere...

- TuCa will have Biden family whistleblower Tony Bobulinski for his entire show tonight.
- Big win as SCOTUS upholds lower court ruling preventing Dems from stealing Wisconsin with ballot counting days after the election.
- GOP MN Senate Candidate Jason Lewis doing well after emergency surgery yesterday.
- Rasmussen poll of likely voters shows majority believe the revelations about the Bidens, which indicates that the attempted embargo of the story has failed.
- Aide of pajama boy Ossoff caught on tape disparaging "redneck rubes" and saying Ossoff is hiding his Communism to fool the latter into voting for him.
- Trump doing upwards of three rallies a day now forcing team Biden to drag the corpse out of the basement.
- Sure looks like Wall Street forced the Dow to take a dive to foul up Trump in the last week. The excuse was an alleged surge in the Chinese Lung Gleet. More cases means more testing and likely more false positives. It still does not translate into death; the mortality rate is still statistically on par with flu.
- Goofy Joey can't keep his facts straight on student loans.
- Marsha Blackburn on the warpath against academia/Confucius Institute collusion.
- Water found on the moon.
- Matthew McConaughey talks with Joe Rogan.

And other picture postcards. Have at it.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (10/26/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

The other side is serious about making us into serfs. And we have got to wake up and get woke to the fact that its not whether we get into the fight of our lives, but only whether or not we will fight back. Kurt Schlichter


Quote II

“There’s only one chance to do this right. And if we do it wrong, then we’re done for, it’ll be years. Because there’s already a serious problem with a lack of trust, and the [lack of] trust will become so severe at that point, we won’t be able to dig out of it.” Sheldon Toubman, attorney FDA’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC)


Quote III

“Trump administration has helped the Crow Tribe in amending the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance which allowed them to permit their own mineral resources,” Crow Tribal Chairman Alvin Not Afraid, Jr.


Quote IV

“I think the -- the principal reason why we ended up not winning those three states that we thought we were going to win was the Comey letter. Because we could literally chart what happened from before and after. And we could see polling and we knew we were dropping. I thought that I had stopped the drop that it had you know hit the bottom, but we also learned afterwards how people were searching on Google trying to make sense of it, what did it mean, so there was a lot of voter angst as well.” Hillary Clinton

Good Lord lady, go play with your grandbabies and get the hell out of the public eye.


Quote V

The flow of information in the United States has become so politicized – bottlenecked by an increasingly brazen union of corporate press and tech platforms – that it’s become impossible for American audiences to see news about certain topics absent thickets of propagandistic contextualizing. Matt Taibbi


Quote VI

"To replicate the magical experience of visiting Macy's Santaland for children and their families, we will shift to a virtual engagement this year," Susan Tercero, Macy's vice president of Branded Entertainment


Quote VII

"Terence you said nothing when Captains & Chiefs took a knee with violent protesters who injured members of the NYPD. You say nothing to those who sing & dance in uniform. Now your little itsy-bitsy balls are in DeBlasio's [sic] palm & you tweet nonsense. Relax & take a knee!" The Sergeants Benevolent Association

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Live Swearing-In Ceremony for Justice Barrett, from White House

—Ace

I heard she'll do one here at the White House, then she'll take the judicial oath at the Supreme Court.

SOON.

That's Cold, Man:

House Judiciary GOP
@JudiciaryGOP
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Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed. Happy Birthday, @HillaryClinton!

Thanks to IrishEi.

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JUSTICE AMY CONEY BARRETT CONFIRMED BY SENATE, 52-48

—Ace

It's Justice Barrett now, bitch!

It's so good, I want to dip my balls in it!!!

That's Cold, Man:

House Judiciary GOP
@JudiciaryGOP
32m
Amy Coney Barrett, confirmed. Happy Birthday, @HillaryClinton!

Thanks to IrishEi.

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—CBD

U.S. Senate Floor Proceedings

It's live...

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Early Open Thread

—Ace

I'm knocking off early. I got sick over the weekend, again. It keeps happening.

Update: I didn't give you anything in the post. That was wrong.

So here is a gift for all of you.

Canada Galaxy Pageants, a women's-only beauty pageant based out of Toronto, Ontario, is facing human rights complaints from self-proclaimed lesbian warrior princess and tech blogger Jessica Yaniv, after not being accepted as a contestant in the pageant's "28 Years and Older" division.


Yaniv, who is transgender with male genitals, was initially accepted into the contest, having not mentioned that she was transgender with male genitals on her application. This would go against the pageant's policy, who only allow biological females, or those who had "fully transitioned" and no longer had male genitals to compete in the pageant. This policy was noted in all paperwork and on the website.

Also, they're reaching the end of "debate" over Amy Coney Barrett's nomination. I'll put up a new thread when they start the vote.

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Tomorrow Night, Tucker Carlson Will Play Tony Bobulinski's Recordings of Biden Operatives Calling Him on the Phone -- and Begging Him to be Silent About Biden Crime Family Corruption

—Ace

@RyanAFournier

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Tony Bobulinski will play recordings of Biden operatives begging him to stay quiet on Tucker Carlson tomorrow.

Joe Biden is absolutely done - and if you voted for him, some states allow you to change your vote!

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Media Goes Into Overdrive Claiming That Sundown Joe Didn't Say He Was Running Against George

—Ace

The claim is that he wasn't saying he was running against George, but that he was speaking to George Lopez and decided to stop the flow of his sentence to suddenly babble "George" twice.

Say, if that's true, why does his wife whisper "Trump" to him? Seems like she thought he was sundowning.

Notice the Media Leftwing uses the words "fraudulent," "false," "misleading," and "lie."


These words are not innocently chosen -- they are making the case to their Social Media Overlords to deem the clip "false" and then to apply the usual sanction to messaging that might hurt Biden: Outright censorship.

"Misleading" is the new "causes harm to transsexuals."


And yes, Jake Tapper, Hero-Stud of Milquetoast Northeastern Liberal Republican Sissies, is leading the charge to get Google to censor the story.

Update: The official Unstorying begins.

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Rasmussen: Trump Takes 1 Point National Lead Over Biden

—Ace

48%-47%. In addition, Rasmussen recently found Trump had 52% job approval.

Last Wednesday, Biden held a 49% to 46% lead, but the race has been tightening since early in the month. This is the first time Trump has been ahead since mid-September.

Here are some cherry-picked poll results:

Trump takes a less-than-1% lead in Arizona.

A recent poll in Pennsylvania has Biden up by the usual margin. But looking in the Philadelphia area -- where Democrats, of course, usually romp -- Biden is running 10 points behind where Hillary Clinton was, and Trump is running about 9 points ahead of where he was in 2016.

Is this more evidence of the often-detected, little discussed (by the fake news media, anyway) increase in Trump's support among blacks?

Someone pointed out that Real Clear Politics' average of the six most important swing states shows Biden up 3.9%. But Hillary was up 3.5% in the same six states in 2016, and she lost all of them.

Update: Trump takes +3 point lead in Pennsylvania, 48-45, in new poll.

The same poll had Biden in the lead less than two weeks ago. Why? InsiderAdvantage’s Matt Towery explained why things have moved in Trump's favor:

These results indicate a stark shift in the contest. Our last survey of Pennsylvania showed Joe Biden leading Trump by three points. But that survey was before the last debate. Since the debate Trump has picked up support from younger voters, who based on our prior survey strongly oppose future lockdowns over Covid-19 spikes. Trump has also bolstered his lead among male voters by some twelve points. Biden continues to hold a seven point advantage over Trump among female voters. It would be nothing more than mere conjecture to attempt to correlate Biden’s statements on energy and fracking in the last debate contest with the shift towards Trump in this survey. However, Trump saw gains even among senior voters which have not been his strong suit this election cycle. That suggest that some issue or set of events has caused a late shift in the contest."

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Rumor: Trump to Fire FBI Head Christopher Wray, CIA Head (and Brennan Protege) Gina Haspel, and Defense Secretary Mike Esper If He Wins Reelection

—Ace

Good.

There was a story that went 'round about the insubordinate Jim Mattis.

The story was this: Trump told Matthis to prepare an orderly withdrawal from Afganistan. He gave Matthis six months to plan it.

Jim Mattis did not plan it. He intended to keep the troops there, forever, against the President's intentions. He figured he would just stall Trump indefinitely.

Trump was displeased that Mattis had no plans to get out of Afghanistan, so he told Mattis, "I want a plan in a few months to get out of Afghanistan."

A few months later, Trump asked about the plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Once again, Mattis -- insubordinately, and unconstitionally -- gave Trump the stall, telling him the plans weren't finished yet.

Trump then ordered the draw down of troops in Afghanistan, and Mattis and all of his cronies whined that it was "disorderly" and that they were not following an organized plan for withdrawal.

They ran the same fucking bullshit with the withdrawal from the Iran nuke agreement.

These people think they should be running the country -- but they don't want to go through the process of having their affairs, with both women and boys, examined.

So they just unconstitutionally seize power.

And then they whine to the press when the president seizes back his legal, constitutional authority to make the foreign policy of the United States.

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In Red Bill DeBlasio's Antisemitic New York, a "Jews for Trump" Rally is Attacked

—Ace

NYC 'Jews for Trump' Caravan Attacked With Rocks and Pepper Spray, Flags Ripped Up

Anti-Trumpers attacked a YUGE 'Jews for Trump' convoy in New York City by throwing rocks and eggs, pepper-spraying cars filled with families, splashing paint on cars, punching windows, etc.

They also threw eggs at Trump's personal lawyer and former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

The police arrested so many people, including a protester "for spraying pepper spray at a family of seven that was inside a vehicle that was part of the caravan."

Then again: It's better if we just administer our own justice on the spot.

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Sundown Joe Says He's Running Against "George" -- Presumably One of the Bushes -- as His Wife and the Interviewer-cum-Campaign-Aide Desperately Whisper "Trump" to Remind Him What Decade We're In

—Ace

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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Well, looks like Sleepy Joe stepped on his own-- you know, the thing -- at his Pennsylvania rally on Saturday.

Apparently, a bunch of enthusiastic Trump supporters showed up at Biden's Pennsylvania rally on Saturday, and they may have outnumber the Biden supporters, who were a sorry lot. And some of the MAGA guys started heckling Sleepy Joe, which prompted this:

"I'll work as hard for those who don't support me as those who do, including those chumps with the microphone out there."

Yes, that's right, a candidate for the presidency of the United States just called American citizens "chumps".

I get it that nobody likes to be heckled, but Biden could've turned the situation to his advantage by saying something like this:

"You know, what a great country America is that the right to free speech is enshrined in our constitution. And as your president, I will work to protect that right for all Americans, both those that support me and those who don't. Because all Americans are entitled to equal protection under the law."

See, something like that would'be been awesome, and might have won him a few votes. But no, Joe is such a petty, small-minded, thin-skinned runt that all he knows how to do is lash out. At normal Americans. Talk about punching down. Notice that Trump never does this. For all of the caterwauling about Trump being a big meanie, I've never heard him go after normal citizens, even those who would never vote for him. All of his slap fights are with political opponents, or media figures, or celebrities. And he doesn't start them, near as I can tell. He responds to attacks. Meanwhile, there's all sorts of Youtube videos of Joe losing his sh*t when a voter gets up in his face. Isn't defusing these volatile situations gracefully a skill that politicians have to master? It should come with the territory. With 47 years in office, this is a skill Biden should've learned by now.

It's like Hillary calling Trump voters "deplorable". This isn't just a slip, by the way. She actually did this more than once, so it wasn't a mistake. It's what they really think of us; elected office is their right and it is our duty as subjects and commoners to vote for them.

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And, on a completely different subject, from yesterday's book thread:

551 I don't understand any Christian feeling that Trump's character makes him a no-go. You ain't electing him as your pastor, people.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 25, 2020 01:35 PM (+Y1q2)

I'm old enough to remember when this sort of thing mattered. 30 years ago, a candidate like Donald Trump, with all of his divorces and his playing the field, would've been a non-starter. But then the Democrats managed to get a president who received sexual favors from an intern in a small room adjacent to the Oval Office. When conservatives objected that this was an indicator of low character and made the man unfit for the presidency, we were told it's only sex, so shut up, you prudes.

And that was when the rules changed.

This is why I laugh when Democrats, many of whom are old enough to remember this, preach sanctimonious lectures about the awfulness of Donald Trump's character. I mean, really, who are the prudes now?




The First Debate: Bad Lip Reading Version

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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A Mossy Glen
John Atkinson Grimshaw

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The Morning Report - 10/26/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Monday and it's the final week before Election Day. Early voting in many states has already started. Here in NYC it started Saturday and, as I strolled past my polling place yesterday around noon, I saw the line stretched around the block. I assume that it will get thinner as the week progresses, and I'll wait until Thursday instead of going today as planned. Considering that the Armed Militant Wing of the Democrat Party - BLM/Antifa - has promised violent action on Election Day, I don't want to be outside waiting on a line as the sun goes down.

Speaking of the sun going down, the revelations from Hunter Biden's laptop are revealing much more than mere drug-addled pederasty but bribery and corruption from one of the longest serving, highest level political figures in our history. Yet, as Sebastian Gorka states, as bad as all that is, it pales in light of the fact that Joe Biden not only sold his office, but to whom he sold it.

The crisis comes from the greatest source of the monies involved. Hunter Biden and the Bidens received millions from the Ukraine, millions from Russia, and millions even from Iraq. But they received more than $1 billion from our greatest enemy, Communist China.

China isn't just another country. It isn't our ally, our friend, or even our "competitor." It is a nation that has vowed to replace America as the most powerful nation in the world. It has declared its plan to do so under its "Belt and Road Initiative," and it has even revealed the unconventional forms of attack and subversion it is using to do so under the banner of "Unrestricted Warfare."

Now, the government of our most strategically significant adversary is on the cusp of potentially seeing a man who they have essentially "bought" take the White House, a man whose family has been enriched with blood money generated by a regime that still maintains labor camps and where the one-party system crushes or "disappears" anyone who dissents.

As such, the presidential candidacy of Joseph Robinette Biden represents the gravest of national security threats to the United States of America.

Bingo. While the LIV crowd might naturally zero in on the salacious elements of the story, which in and of themselves are indeed criminal, it does permit the Democrat Propaganda Industrial Complex, when they can no longer cover up or cast aspersions on the veracity of the laptop, to separate father from son and use the latter as a patsy. Even with only a week to go, there are still some dolts out there who can easily be duped into not visiting the sins of the son on the father. At least that is the strategery that I think is likely.

That said, I think Team Trump is more than capable of scoring points on all these elements tied together. In any case, Goofy Joey is protesting his innocence with the same old malarkey: "Russia Russia Russia!"

Sunday, in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes, 2020 Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden responded to reports his son Hunter used his position as vice president to leverage a "lucrative" deal with Ukrainian energy company Burisma. The New York Post has published leaks reportedly from the younger Biden's laptop showing his business dealings overseas and more.

Biden pointed out that the intelligence community has "warned" that Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, whose lawyer was given the laptop allegedly containing the "confidential information," was being "fed disinformation from the Russians." He then shrugged off the story about his son as "a smear campaign."

As I have asked since the story broke 10 days ago, where is the Perkins Coie equivalent of a Lin Wood libel suit against both the NY Post and Rudy Giuliani? If (G-d forbid) I were Biden and knew that the laptop and its contents were all phony, and with a presidential election hanging in the balance, I would've hit them with it in a nanosecond. As of right now? We're still waiting. Meh, maybe they'll do it as a last minute surprise, but discovery is going to be lit! And no doubt Giuliani still has things that he has yet to release. Aside from that there are a number of links including Jim Banks demanding an immediate release of the minutes of Biden/Xi-Pooh Bear meetings (as if anything incriminating would have been officially transcribed), several angles on how China used the Bidens to gain access and military secrets for cash, and the parallels between 2016 and 2020 regarding Clinton and Biden. There is no doubt that Hillary's bleach-bitted and sledgehammered Chappaqua server farm included e-mails in which she was cc'd on. "Russia, if you're listening, maybe you can help us locate those 30,000 missing e-mails!"

And that circles back to Seb Gorka characterizing Joe Biden as America's gravest national security threat. Andrea Widburg at American Thinker:

GTV, a Chinese dissident billionaire's Taiwan-based media outlet, is releasing sordid, depressing videos and photographs of a person purported to be Hunter Biden engaging in sex and seemingly smoking crack. That's not the big news. The big news is that the same outlet claims that (a) Communist China owns Joe Biden; (b) Joe Biden sold out CIA assets in China who were then executed or imprisoned; and (c) GTV has millions of images showing other presumably influential people in comprising positions. If all this is true, we may see a complete realignment in Western politics...
This video shows only the tip of the iceberg of what is important in the Chinese Communist Party's Blue-Gold-Yellow (BGY) program. They take advantage of all those Western politicians, celebrities, and their families who are greedy for Chinese wealth, and threaten them by getting hold of and recording their sex and drug videos, forcing them to sell out their countries and people, and even their own national security in order to cooperate with the Chinese Communist Party's world domination.

U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden is 100% controlled by the Chinese Communist Party as one of the most successful political instances of the BGY program. He is also a target of the CCP's 3F plan, which aims to "fall, fail, and fell," to weaken, destroy and kill America!

The Chinese Communist Party's use of this tactic to threaten Biden and his sons and to bribe them with large amounts of wealth is one of the major causes of the disputes over the South China Sea, US-China trade, intellectual property rights, and energy prices, etc., as well as Biden's provision of large numbers of CIA intelligence agents in China to the Chinese Communist Party.

The Chinese Communist Party has such a BGY program in the United States and in several Western countries in Europe. We will have millions of videos and photos of government officials, corrupt people, traitors, and criminals colluding with the Communist Party to dominate the world.

...Again, merely because Guo's outlets have been accurate about some things does not mean that the above allegations are true. However, the following three allegations, if true, are earth-shaking:

First: China has long owned Biden thanks to its having compromising information about his family (and possibly about him too).

Second: Biden identified CIA assets in China. The back story is that, between 2010 and 2012, China executed or imprisoned 18 to 20 assets who had bravely worked with the CIA, destroying a critical intelligence network.

Third: Guo's outlets have "millions of videos and photos" of people who have worked with the Chinese against their own countries. If true, this implies that Guo managed to get into China's "blackmail" database and can release that information.

If you thought Epstein's secrets were big, these new claims, if true, could blow everything out of the water. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this information -- again if it's true -- could realign politics in America and elsewhere.

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Meanwhile, as the dust settled from Trump's dismantling of Goofy Joey Bivalve at Thursday's debate, the former hit the campaign trail for multiple rallies across key states and the latter was shuffled off to a Delaware basement. I understand it was much like this in the final days of Vincent "the chin" Gigante, although Vinny the Chin was faking his dementia. Along with shooting himself in the face by bringing up the laptop and Rudy, the other potentially disastrous gaffe was Trump getting Biden to admit that not only will be ban fracking but that his plan is for the total dismantling of the petrochemical and natural gas industries. Within minutes after the debate the Dems were spinning furiously and Biden tried to claim he only meant banning fracking "on federal land." But the tale of the tape says otherwise. Time and time again, Biden and the Kamal emphatically announced their intention to kill oil, gas and coal. How the hell else were they going to get the Bernie Bolsheviks to the voting booth? At this point, I guess it's a tossup in Pennsylvania, so we shall see if the cheat factor is enough to drag the corpse over the finish line. Meh, Trump is doing well in so many other places that PA might not even be necessary. I'm sure Dave in Florida and all of you will prognosticate on that.

In other news...

- Amy Barrett is set to be confirmed today to take her place as an associate justice on the Supreme Court.
- Goofy Joey thinks he's running against Dubya.
- Trump readies an executive order that will allow him to perform mass purges against leftist "resistance" within the bureaucracy before they can sabotage his second term (please G-d).
- Robert Spencer on the memory-holing of an Islam-curious Bernie bro who was arrested with an arsenal in his car, on a mission to whack Goofy Joey.
- Kanye with a truth nuke about abortion.
- Sudan becomes the next Muslim nation to recognize Israel.
- Tensions mount between Turkey and France over Macron's supposed going postal on Islamism in France as well as in the Mediterranean.
- Essays from Victor Davis Hanson and Roger Kimball.
- Amazon relenting on Shelby Steele's new documentary
- And Christian Toto with a thumbs up for the directorial debut of Amanda Milius (daughter of John), a documentary on Deep State and media collusion.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (10/25/20)

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The Quotes of The Day

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“For right now, landowners have to remember that Fourth Amendment protections only extend to the home, personal effects and the curtilage. If you post your property no trespassing, private citizens have to stay away, but that doesn’t apply to government officials who don’t even need probable cause.” Stephen Mutnick, a criminal defense attorney with Winslow & McCurry, PLLC in Midlothian, Va

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"When it comes to going into the physical stores, we are not going to create a situation where there is a time sensitivity that would create crowd situations,” Marisa Thalberg, Lowe’s executive vice president, chief brand and marketing officer


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Too much of the last four years was wasted, and there needs to be a serious reckoning with the woke dictators of Big Tech. Among the many consequences of lockdown has been a massive transfer from small business to global monopolies such as Amazon. So Jeff Bezos is much richer and far more powerful than he was a year back. Amazon is the company store of Covidland: for an increasing number of products, there's nowhere else to go.Mark Steyn


Quote IV

“If people want to protest they can, but they shouldn’t be protesting on the sidelines during the football game, especially when they are making $10 million a year for something that they would be doing anyway for free if they weren’t in the league or the NFL or in the NBA,” President Donald Trump

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"Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it,"Dr. Anthony Fauci

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Gun Thread: Gone to Texas Edition! [Weasel]

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Welp, another Texas MoMe is in the books. Although I am writing this Wednesday pre-MoMe, I can already report it was a resounding success! Seriously, preparations are well underway in Corscicana, and all we're waiting on now is a Horde of Morons to show up. I am sure there will be a lot of after-action reports beginning Sunday and I will include a review in the next Gun Thread. As I mentioned last week, you're getting mostly re-runs of previous material this week, and maybe next, so please accept my apologies in advance.

Please feel free to discuss the TXMoMe this week, even the non-shooting parts!

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