March 22, 2019

This ONT Is No Joke!

—WeirdDave

Do you know why? This picture holds a clue:

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PRE OVERNIGHT THREAD: RACHEL MADDOW CRIES LIKE A HYSTERICAL LUNATIC

—Ace of Spades


All of the Daily Twitter Jerk-Off Circle of Self-Proclaimed Geniuses is busy trying to explain how "Chromatic aberrations" in the Birth Certificate image mean their conspiracy theories are still viable.

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Tucker Carlson: The Media Figures Who Pushed This Soon-to-be-Disproved Sham Collusion Conspiracy Theory Should be "Punished"
Mollie Hemingway on Tucker Now

—Ace of Spades

This is from last night. It applies with even more force today.

Now, by "punished," he does not mean "indicted," as he clarifies. He means "publicly shamed" and "forced to apologize."

I normally wouldn't even agree with that... except I remember the left demanding "accountability" from pundits who made erroneous claims and false predictions about the Iraq War. And there was a lot of that in the media.

So: Should conspiracy theorists pushing a falsehood that undermines trust in the US democratic system be similarly required to come to a reckoning?

Answer: No. They control the message, and that means they control the questions that may be asked, and the criticisms that may be lodged.

You don't have to respond to a question or criticism you've suppressed so much that the half of the country you depend on for support never even hears of it.

Carlson also asks, rhetorically: If people on the right had claimed, without evidence, that Barack Obama was colluding with Iran for three years, would they be allowed on any media platform?

He says that's rhetorical. They wouldn't be -- unless they offered a groveling apology to King Barky the Wonderdog.

Definitely watch the opening of last night's show.

Take care! Have a nice weekend!

90 minutes away from entering the official Day 7 of the fast, and no problems!

Oh, and it's weird to put up Tucker from last night when you're probably watching Tucker now -- and Mollie's on now. But check this vid out later, just the first 8-10 minutes.

Can We Stop This Avenue of Conspiracy Theorycrafting Now?



When Fusion Ken says your conspiracy theory is wrong, it's wrong.

BTW: Someone on Fox pointed out that James Comey seemed to have advanced word of this report today. I think Harris Faulkner. Just sayin'.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 08:00 PM Comments

Tucker Carlson Worries About Brian "Tater" Stelter's Hunger Pangs; Sends Him a Dozen Jelly Donuts

—Ace of Spades

What a mensch!

Sweet guy. He's made of nothin' but love.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sent CNN Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter a dozen jelly donuts. Stelter received them Wednesday in New York, but so far has not reached out to Carlson in response. Sources tell The Mirror that Stelter was thrilled to get the delicate pastries but agitated and confused by the gesture. He told a number of people he had no idea what the point was.

Was it a peace offering? Maybe. It’s hard to get inside anyone's brain or stomach. But what is certain is that there are more jelly donuts on Stelter's horizon. From what I'm told, as many as he needs.

So jelly donuts every day?

The message might be about Brian Stelter's jelly-like core -- he's a bought-and-paid-for Company Man who doesn't dare say anything critical about his leftwing media allies or the Democrat Party's cherished narratives.

Also, a less-obvious message might be that Brian Stelter is super-fat and needs to change the pictures he uses for social media to pictures taken within 10 of his current BMI measurement.

I mean, seriously: It's one thing for an aging Hollywood starlet to use publicity pictures of herself as a younger woman, but Stelter is supposed a journalist, and he insists on using pictures of himself from 10 years and 70 pounds ago.

The donuts came from Dunkin' Donuts. The box was signed with a Sharpie: "Brian! Enjoy. All best, Tucker Carlson."

Tater's got a big, wide Smilex-gas Joker mouth. That boy looks like he could suck the chrome off a robot-dick.


Old Post: Actually, all of the best donuts are not donuts.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:14 PM Comments

The Dud Bombshell, Continued

—Ace of Spades

I've added a bunch in the sidebar.

Here's some spin:

Old Spin: Mueller's going to prove Trump is guilty of colluding with a hostile foreign power

New Spin: the real story here is that Mueller performed creditably


Old Spin: The president is a traitor. We know this. We don't need to wait for evidence.

New Spin: Now that it's proven the president is not a traitor, don't YOU all owe apologies to Robert Mueller for smearing his name?


Old Spin: Trump and Jared and Don Jr. and a host of other conspirators colluded with Russia

New Spin: the lack of any new indictments, or any indictments mentioning conspiracy with Russia, probably just means that Trump isn't being indicted because he's a sitting president. I guess he conspired with Russia completely alone! "We'll see" what evidence our conspiracy theory may uncover in the future.

Flounder adds:

Some old spin/new spin I heard round about Feb., when they started downplaying this:

Old Spin: Muh Russia!


New Spin: Nah brah. I never really thought there was any Russian collusion.

YUP! That was a really egregious gear-grinding reversal. I forgot about that flip-flop. They have so many.

Flashback: Do you remember how often the walls were closing in on Trump or all the times the wheels were coming off?

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NPR: AG Barr Has Received the Mueller Report
Barr Confirms He's Reviewing It

—Ace of Spades

Tweets below.

I know there's a lot of stomping going on but this is pretty big.

Update: A commenter says that Eric Swallwell is already saying Congress won't accept this report until Mueller swears under oath it is accurate and that he wasn't pressured, etc., so you know this is really great for the Democrats and Pierre Omidyar's Cabin Boys.

Also, alex the chick points out this timing:

92 Sent over after 5:00 p.m. On a Friday. On the Friday of what is pretty much the biggest sports weekend of the year. After 5:00 p.m. on a Friday during a time when it's a running joke about how nothing will get done because everyone is watching basketball.

Oh yeah this is going to be a huge blockbuster and prove treason by Trump.

Yup yup yup yup.

Here's a Long Distance Dedication in Sympathy to the media conspiracists and NeverTrump ladyboys.

I figure they love this song, and it's sad and melodramatic, and you really feel it in your butthole.

NAILED IT: The accurately-screennamed Soothsayer prophecizes the future:

Here's the spin:

It's What's Not In Mueller's Report That Is Important


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Trump Appoints Conservative Supporter Stephen Moore to Fed Board; Moore Calls The Fed "The Swamp" And Has Said "Fire the Fed"

—Ace of Spades

This is the Club for Growth guy.

Moore has long been a supporter of Trump, including throughout the 2016 presidential election. He has written approvingly of the president’s criticisms of the Federal Reserve.

"I believe the people on the Federal Reserve Board should be thrown out for economic malpractice," he said in December.

Moore also spoke disapprovingly of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell, noting, "I always thought he was a bad choice. He's been a Fed guy for many years. Donald Trump wanted to drain the swamp. The Fed is the swamp."

He also authored a recent op-ed titled, "Fire the Fed" in which he likened Powell to a misguided pilot who lost his way.

I was told Trump would be appointing his Democrat liberal sister to all of these positions.

I was told this by people who pretend to be geniuses on Twitter and who tell me they're the Ones Who Really Understand Politics and Reality and Stuff.

The left is trying to Education Shame Moore -- I mean, he "only" has a Master's Degree in Economics.



So what? Kessler seems to want to imply that most Fed chairmen are Nobel Memorial Prize winners (something I frankly never heard of before), but of course that's silly. He's talking about one guy that the GOP blocked, not on education grounds, I'm thinking, but for other reasons.

Meanwhile, Trump is boasting, as he does, about last year's 3.1% growth, which he points out is the best yearly growth in 14 years.

But he thinks it could have been better -- that it could have hit 4%, which is his goal -- if the Fed had stopped its aggressive rate-raising sooner.

That is why he wants an ally who thinks like him on the Fed's board, of course.

MUELLER REPORT DELIVERED TO AG BARR:




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Southern "Poverty" Law Center Insiders: The SPLC Is a "Highly Profitable Scam"

—Ace of Spades

You don't say.

Peter Hanson:

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a "highly profitable scam" that "never lived up to the values it espoused," according to former SPLC staffer Bob Moser.

The New Yorker on Thursday published a scathing essay from Moser, now a Rolling Stone reporter, accusing the left-wing non-profit of "ripping off donors" while turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and racial discrimination within its own ranks.

The SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13 over unspecified conduct issues.

The SPLC announced Dees' firing after roughly two dozen SPLC employees previously signed a letter to the organization’s leadership expressing their alarm at "allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism," The Los Angeles Times reported.

"The firing of Dees has flushed up all the uncomfortable questions again. Were we complicit, by taking our paychecks and staying silent, in ripping off donors on behalf of an organization that never lived up to the values it espoused? Did we enable racial discrimination and sexual harassment by failing to speak out?" Moser asked in his article.

One of Moser's former colleagues answered in the affirmative.

"Of course we did," she told Moser. "It's shameful, but when you’re there you kind of end up accepting things. I never even considered speaking out when things happened to me! It doesn’t feel good to recognize that. I was so into the work, and so motivated by it, I kind of shrugged off what was going on."

A spokesman for the SPLC did not return an email seeking comment on Moser's article.

A racist, sexist, sexual-harassment organization presumes to lecture us about racism, sexism, and hate.

We're in 1984 now.

The Mueller Dud Update: I missed this, this morning. (Go figure.)

The DOJ says the Mueller report will not contain any derogatory information about anyone not charged in the case.

That means that the report will not just throw a lot of dirt that can't be proven at Trump, absent any crime.

Which is what Democrats and NeverTrumpers have been praying for, if only to give them some intellectual cover for pushing this conspiracy theory for three years.



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Ahoy! Bill Kristol's Cvcks-Seeking-Bulls Newsletter Now Just Attacking Conservatives With The Left's Favorite Smear -- "Racist"
Bill Kristol Completes His Transition to David Brock

—Ace of Spades

Now Officially Racist, according to the misogynistic, antisemitism-excusing relentless troll (almost as if he's getting paid for it!) "UrbanAchievr": Jesse Kelly, Victor Davis Hanson, and Kurt Schlichter.

All for committing the Thoughtcrime of wondering whether or not this nation can -- or even should -- hold together as a single "united" states of America, or amicably split.

That's racist now. See, the Civil War was about slavery so any new thinking about whether America is united or devolving into a low-level cool civil war is also racist, Because Things Remind Dum-Dums of Other Things.

Like, for example, Kurt's speculative fiction about a future civil war in America is just like the Turner Diaries, Because Things Remind Dum-Dums of Other Things.

But the real slime is directed at the guy they really hate and fear: Kurt Schlichter. Because Kurt knows what they are and isn't afraid to call them out in public on it and they know he’s right.

What do they use for the evidence that Kurt is influenced by the alt-right? Kurt has written a series of dystopian action/thriller novels chronicling a civil war between an oppressive government collapsing beneath the weight of its own contradictions and a popular insurrection to restore freedom. And they claim that those books are exactly like the Turner Diaries, a book that served as Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh's inspiration...

This Bulwark post isn't serious, it is spank material for self-described true conservatives who never seem to have the time to worry about what the left is doing but a surfeit if time to tell the rest of us when it is appropriate to wear MAGA hats and what we must believe in order to be true conservatives.

HBO's series based on the Philip K. Dick book The Man in the High Castle also postulates a future dystopian America divided into sections and plagued by internal civil war.

Is that also alt-right? Or "racist"?

The future dystopia story is one of the absolute hottest premises in current fiction, and, I don't want to SPOIL anything here, but they all feature a divided, often tyrannical US which is created to stand-in for whatever particular political evil the author wishes to highlight.

All alt-right? All "racist"?

Literally hundreds of leftists have written books featuring a divided US, turned into a hellhole by conservative tyrants. Now one guy writes a book with the same basic notion in play, except the hellscape was created by a tyrannical leftist government.

The mysogynistic, antisemitism-excusing UrbanAchievr concludes: This one book is racist and just like the Turner Diaries.

This fellow-traveler is just incorporating his fellow leftist's Iron Rule: It's different when we do it; conservatives are to be treated completely differently with malign assumptions and evidence-free accusations, because, fundamentally, They Are Not Human.

Bill Kristol was so proud of today's trolling that he rushed to promote it as Conserving Conservatism on his preferred medium of Twitter (does he actually write anything real any more? Apart from requests for money from his leftwing backers?), and of course Jonathan Last's wife rushed out to second him.



I mentioned this last week, I think, but it's worth again noting that The Bulwark is now running articles telling us we shouldn't be worried about socialism:



Now that's what I call Conserving Conservatism.


BTW, Kurt Schlichter is an Army Colonel who actually volunteered to fight the wars the neocon chickenhawks jerk themselves off about.

Also, he's filling in on the Hugh Hewitt show next week. You know, Hugh Hewitt, noted racist insurrectionist. This might be why they chose to run this Pierre Omidyar/David Brock hit now, to pressure Hewitt to cancel or to set Hewitt up for their next round of "making people uncomfortable at dinner parties."

Remember, their stated mission now is just to "taint" people and smear them for not joining them in supporting Democrats.

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Politico: Democrats Prepare Themselves for a "Dud" Mueller Report; Expect There to Be No More Indictments

—Ace of Spades

Remember, when evaluating your preferred pundits, which ones flagged this as a baseless conspiracy theory early and which have been breathlessly pushing it as the Rosetta Stone of impeachment.

WHY MUELLER IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... IF YOU TALK TO CAPITOL HILL DEMOCRATS PRIVATELY, you will hear something surprising about what they expect from ROBERT MUELLER: Many of them expect absolutely nothing. Several top Democratic lawmakers and aides tell us privately that they are certain the report will be a dud.

IF THAT'S THE CASE, the White House will immediately make the argument that it’s time for Congress to shutter its investigations into the president. But Democratic probes into PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP are going to drag on regardless of the Mueller report. The committees are looking into things that have nothing to do with Russian interference -- the president's company, security clearances, handling of classified information, decision-making in the White House and Cabinet scandals, for example.

The Democrats plan to argue that if Mueller found absolutely nothing that just proves that they need to do All the Investigations.

Via Twitchy, when this story was fed over Mika Brzezinski's teleprompter, she seemed like she'd been slapped in the face with a tuna as she read the horrible news that there would be no more indictments.

Update: Katy Tur dismisses the Mueller report, when she's told the Mueller report is expected to be a "nothingburger." She basically then says "Oh what does that guy know anyway."

'Let’s just put up on the screen everybody who’s already been found guilty or indicted in the Mueller investigation. Lots of faces, lots of pleas, and lots of indictments," Tur stated, as a graphic of individuals connected to Trump who have been indicted appeared including Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.

"They've already come up with quite a bit, regardless of whether there or not there is direct collusion or conspiracy found between Donald Trump or his campaign and the Russians," she added.

So Trump's guilty if there's evidence, and he's guilty if there's no evidence.

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Big League Politics: Man Anonymously Accuses CNN-Curious FoxNews Host Shep Smith of Sexually Assaulting Him While He Was Asleep in 2004

—Ace of Spades

It's an anonymous allegation from 15 years ago.

Not sure what to make of it. Audio of his claim at the link; here are some transcripted parts.

"I wake up, and Shepard is on top of me, like, in a towel or a bathrobe. And he's got his tongue down my throat and his hands all over me. Completely uninvited. I mean, I gave him no signal. There was nothing," John Doe #1 says in the interview -- excerpts of which are presented in audio form above.

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"I pushed him off. I was like, 'Dude what are you doing?' And he's like, 'what you don't like it?' There was like this, kind of like No!, and he kept going, he kept pushing. Like, pushing his hands on all these spots," John Doe #1 said.

"He was just on top of me," John Doe #1 said, calling the experience "definitely shocking." John Doe #1 noted that "he finally stopped, but it took a lot of -- it wasn't just an immediate no, and then everything was like, so sorry."

John Doe #1 said that Shep Smith lunged at him "three or four more times" after the initial attack.

Fox News has not responded to a request for comment. The claimant did not provide any outside corroborating evidence, or at least Big League Politics doesn't note any.

I don't know how far we want to go down the #MeToo rabbit-hole with dated allegations.

Though... of course you know my rooting interest here.

Big League Politics previously brought us the scoop about Ralph Northam's blackface, so they're not unreliable. I just don't know if this guy has anything to back up his word apart from his word.

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—Ace of Spades

So, I guess my only question is, which Bulwark employees were involved here?

For those who can't see the vid:

Guy loudly said "That guy's son killed himself because he was embarrassed by his dad" so that Eric Bolling could hear it. Bolling's son, if you've forgotten, died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl a couple of years ago, which was mistakenly reported as a suicide for a while.

Bolling follows this asshole outside, confronting him. Guy speed-walks away.

Second guy -- one of the leftwingers staked out around the Trump Hotel, I assume -- grins like a lunatic and sticks his grinning face into Bolling's while taping him with a phone, laughing when Bollling asks "You think it's funny he's talking about my dead kid?" Guy continues his hyena leering.

Link to the vid here, thanks to slowdown, or Twitter embedded video below.

Fighting Words: Publius writes:

The "Fighting Words" doctrine still exists. There are two forms of it. One, the problematic form, is when the govt. claims your "fighting words" justify abridging your right to speak. That is getting narrower and narrower.

The other form is a defense against assault charges. You were provoked. That still exists, and varies with state and local law.

If Bolling beat the shit of that guy, he could probably claim he was provoked. That might get him off, or a lighter sentence.

The standard seems to be, a) the fighting words would be considered a breach of the peace and b) a reasonable person would be provoked to violence by them.

I was thinking the same thing.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Ladies and gentlemen I give you the progressive left: 2000: 'George Bush is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, and a homophobe. Dick Cheney is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, and a homophobe.' 2008: 'John McCain is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, and a homophobe. Sarah Palin is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, and a homophobe.' 2012: 'Mitt Romney is a racist, a bigot, a misogynist, and a homophobe.' 2016: 'Wait, how did an awful man like Donald Trump ever get elected?'"




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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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James Stuart, Duke Of Richmond And Lennox With His Attributes
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The Morning Report - 3/22/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Friday and I feel like a million... a million pieces of Mrs. O'Rourke's E.L. Fudge specials. Yesterday's malady is now a head cold. Feh. Anyway, let's do this before I plotz.

First up to immigration and amnesty. I am seeing these mass numbers being reported of alien invaders attempting to jump the border but more disturbingly that the authorities allegedly do not have the facilities to deal with them and so are just letting them go and disappear on our side of the border. This is just insane. Aside from the wall and building more facilities to house this human wave assault until they can be repatriated (no asylum) there has to be some way in which to punish Mexico for allowing them north, as well as Guatemala, Honduras and any other Central American nation that is intentionally doing the moral equivalent of reverse ethnic cleansing. Each and every one of them are failed third world shit-holes because of institutional corruption and, dare I say it, a cultural rot passed on from generation to generation of sloth and laziness. Is that racist? Or am I racist for suggesting it? Let's face it, racism means anyone speaking a truth or sparking a debate that could lead to learning the truth - - that must be silenced. Something has to give, and it does not involve billions of our dollars going to line the pockets of the corrupt and perpetuate the problem. Only now, that problem is our problem as much of the aforementioned region has already decamped on our side of the border, perhaps as much as 30 million or more, with more coming every day as the dissolution from within of our own nation at the hands of the Democrat-Left remains generally unchecked. Either this ends or it ends us. And the situation, despite Trump and more of an awakened populace that I had dared hope, is still very much in doubt.

Official Democrat Jew-Hatred: Get set for fireworks as so-called pro-Israel Dems are supposedly set to introduce anti-BDS legislation in the House, and Mike Pompeo rips into "Bro-Fo" Omar for her dark-age bilge.

Meanwhile, guess who James Clyburn compared President Trump to, after jettisoning Morris Dees-nuts, the SPLC has retained Michelle Obama's former aide to lead the phony anti-American front group, Bernie hires, not only a foreigner but an illegal alien, as an aide and gets slapped with an FEC complaint (where's ICE with the paddy wagon?), and Dem hopeful John Hickenlooper's favorite song is linked below. No words. Just... no.

To the general political scene where we have several good essays on the Democrats penchant for changing the rules to the election and legislative game when they can't win elections fair and square. A couple of good links including from R.S. McCain on the abject psycho klown kar that is the Dem 2020 field, Palsi Pelosi channels her inner Jack Woltz and lastly, so okay the guy raised $1 million for the GOP and spent it on hookers. I'd say he'd have wasted it if he gave it to the RNC.

An important story getting zero traction but which Rush Limbaugh is blasting from the EIB transmitters is the continued ramping up of the Russian collusion big lie despite or in anticipation that the Mueller report will be a big bust, filled with rage and invective and no real evidence at all. The usual gang of scum headed by none other than everyone's favorite actual Nazi collaborator George Soros as well as the traitors from Fusion GPS and Meathead Rob Reiner are all involved with money and mopery. We need a fistful of RICOs and one-way tickets on Aerolineas Pinochet.

Abortion: Sanity in Mississippi. May it be just the beginning.

First Amendment and Fake News Fakery: Google and Facebook fall for what is almost a 401 Nigerian mugu scam; taken down for $100 million in fake billing, and two pieces detailing John Oliver's propensity for being a malignant, no talent worm.

Guns: As predicted, New Zealand is coming for their citizens guns and making the Left here drool. And as stated, this is why we have the Second Amendment.

Foreign Desk: The big news is the President's announcing of US recognition of Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Very politically savvy as it most certainly means more Joo-hatred coming from the Democrats as well as perhaps boosting an under-fire Netanyahu. Also, it's just the right thing to do and this President more than any other I think specializes in doing just that. Elsewhere, the Maduro thuggery is warned about detaining an aide to President Guaido, Trump invokes freedom and liberty to the Iranian people on the Persian New Year holiday, the EU throws a lifeline to Theresa May, after the Golan, independence for Kurdistan is pondered, Trump sanctions China for NorK trade, Europe's problems are only exacerbated by Islam, not caused by them and in defense news, how the hell are we still giving the Turks high tech weapons systems?

We-All-Slam-For-I-Slam: With the crushing of the Islamic State in Syria, the only stronghold left is the Democrat National Committee, New Zealand goes full dhimmi in a disgusting and totally clueless display and a look at the real Islamophobia - Muzzy-inflicted muzzling from CAIR, etc.

Domestic News: Wisconsin hack-in-black puts illegal kibosh on GOP legally-passed legislation and San Francisco creates homeless encampment right in the heart of downtown. Also, the school bribery scandal highlights the ongoing and mostly ignored crony capitalism cancer on our politics, and Day-Ending-in-Y Dept., Medicaid is a multi-billion dollar pit of goniffing and corruption.

Education: The big news is the President's executive order demanding free speech for students on campus and a look at the college loan mess.

Red Greens: New York's enviro commies are hell bent to make the city and state cold and dark.

Feminazism and Transgender Mass-Psychosis: Who knew that ripping out your gonads and pumping you up with hormones could harm your heart and a the tribulations of a black feminist professor.

Lastly, an essay on the seeming transformation of the free-love generation into one of prudish scolds. It's all about the totalitarianism, darling.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.


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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Tonight We're Gonna Party Like It's Nineteen ONT

—WeirdDave

Thursday night was always the big party night in college. I don't know why, we did have classes on Friday, but hey. Of course, we never partied like these guys:

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Trump Signs Executive Order Re-Affirming That Colleges Must Defend the Right to Free Speech Or Lose Federal Grants; Also Demands Schools Provide a Report Card on Their Students' Ability to Repay College Debt

—Ace of Spades

Keeping promises.


President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights.

"We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values," Trump said, surrounded by conservative student activists at the signing ceremony. "They’ve been under siege."


"Under the guise of speech codes, safe spaces and trigger warnings, these universities have tried to restrict free thought, impose total conformity and shut down the voices of great young Americans like those here today," he said.

A senior administration official said the order directs 12 grant-making agencies to use their authority in coordination with the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ensure institutions that receive federal research or education grants promote free speech and free inquiry.

This order does not really order schools to do more than they're already supposed to be doing -- but it is a shot across the bow that the law will be actually followed going forward, and noncompliant schools will be punished as the law provides, and that "compliance" may be interpreted more strictly than it has in the past.

He also directed schools to start reporting on how their students repay -- or do not repay -- student loans accumulated at their schools.

It's funny, the people the GOPe shills and their leftwing allies insist to me were "Honorable" lied to me constantly. Like when John McCain ran for reelection with a promise made in an ad to "Build the Dang Fence," then immediately opposed border fencing when he won, or when he ran for years on the promise to repeal ObamaCare, then sided with his Very Good Friends the Democrats when he had an opportunity to vote for repeal with a president who would sign that repeal into law.

I have a theory on that: It's not lying if you're lying to people unworthy of honesty. Just like a knight didn't have to offer honorable combat to ruffians or commoners -- just other knights or those deemed to have "honor" (often a matter of bloodline and breeding), our politicians aren't really lying if they just lie to the Deplorables, who are deplorable.

The Deplorables, wack-a-doos, and Hobbits need to be lied to to be steered into being tricked into passively accepting the GOPe/liberal line. And McCain knew that -- and he was courageous in his willingness, nay, eagerness to lie to Deplorables to inflict the globalist GOPe/liberal transnational progressive line on them.

Meanwhile -- this liar Trump, huh?

See, he's dishonorable because he keeps promises to those who are themselves dishonorable.

McCain was a Noble Man because he lied to Deplorables who are not owed the truth; Trump is an Ignoble Monster because he keeps faith with the Deplorables who should be treated like animals, not human beings.

Sort of Related: British police investigating journalist for the crime of "misgendering" (an Orwellian term meaning "correctly noting the gender of") a tranny.

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Keanu Reaves and Alex Winter Announce They're (Maybe, Hopefully) Going to be Filming Bill & Ted 3 This Summer for a 2020 Release
Plus Dogs and Werewolf Cats
Also, GAINZZZ, brah?

—Ace of Spades

A bit longer in the tooth than you remember Bill & Ted, but that just gives them the chance to time-travel to meet de-aged versions of themselves for a bit.

Plus, men are never too old to be completely stupid.

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Update: No Democrat Presidential Candidates Have Accepted AIPAC's Invitation to Speak Before Them Yet

—Ace of Spades

Complete boycott. AIPAC meets next week.

No Democratic candidate for president has yet agreed to attend the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual Policy Conference next week.

According to Politico, Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) confirmed through an aide Thursday that she will not be attending.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D., Tex.), and Howard Schultz will reportedly do the same.

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Harris has previously spoken in warm terms at AIPAC's Policy Conference, calling it "an honor" to speak there in 2017. Other declared presidential hopefuls, such as Sens. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), have made similar remarks.

Because this is an update and you probably don't have much more to say about it, I will note that the Fiercely Heterosexual Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, is now calling for "Radical Love."

Before he accused Republican policies of causing people to die, Booker promised his presidential campaign would offer the country "radical love."

"People want to say love is a soft, namby, sort of like, 'Oh, kumbaya' sentiment," he said. "I think it's the most ferocious, tough, hard, force there is."

Buried lead: the Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker wants Radical Love, and wants it with ferocious, tough, hard force.

"Fiercely Heterosexual" (c) 2019 by Deplorable Jay Guevera.

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Alexandria Donkey-Chompers: When I First Started Going to School, My Teachers Thought I Was a Retard

—Ace of Spades

Well... they're not wrong.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recalled how her public-school teachers thought she needed "remedial education" because she had grown up speaking Spanish at home.

And also, I'm guessing, because she's stone-cold stupid and ignorant as a lichen.

The freshman lawmaker, speaking Saturday at a packed town hall organized by the Jackson Heights People for Public Schools, said, "As a child I spoke Spanish first. … and I went to a school where no one looked like me. I went to a school where teachers thought I needed remedial education because I spoke two languages instead of one."

Oh? Which two languages?

And yeah, I totally believe that being bilingual in New York City was a totally exotic thing that teachers were baffled by in Nineteen F***ing NINETY-SIX, about when this retard would have begun school.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiit... I bet one third of her teachers spoke Spanish as a first language themselves.

It wasn't until she took a "high-stakes" test in which she scored in the 99th percentile across the board, she said, that educators realized she did not need extra help.

Was that 99th from the bottom, or 99th percent from the top?

Now I took a test like that. I think they gave scores on a percentile basis.


But New York educators are saying no such tests like that were given in New York at this time.

According to Ravitch, however, Ocasio-Cortez's claim sparked "controversy" during the event.

In a blog post generally praising the congresswoman, Ravitch notes Ocasio-Cortez could not be telling the truth about her test experience. The "high-stakes" test, she explains, is not scored by percentile.

Ravitch writes:

There was much talk about the importance of parents taking action by opting out of state tests. NYC has one of the lowest opt-out rates in the state, in some part because parents are warned that they won’t be admitted to the middle school or high school of their choice without test scores. It was a bit jarring to hear AOC say that she was treated in the Yorktown schools as in need of remedial education because she was Hispanic, not mainstream, but, she said, "a-high-stakes standardized Test" revealed she was in the 99th percentile. No one stopped to point out that she could not be referring to any high-stakes test used for accountability purposes because they don't rank by percentile. They classify students as 1, 2, 3, or 4. Her teacher must have given her a no-stakes individual test that produces a percentile ranking for diagnostic purposes. Well, she can't know everything about everything. None of us do.

She's pretending Spanish -- Spanish! -- was an exotic language few Pale Faces in New York City had ever heard spoken before in 1996.

As if we're talking about some small suburb of Boise in 1955.

Dr. Evil would like to comment.

Weirdly, Asians, who often speak languages that are legitimately exotic in the US to this day, seem to have no problem passing for non-retards in school and in fact are so good at passing for non-retards that Alexandria Donkey-Chompers supports a system to affirmatively discriminate against them for being so high on the non-retard scale.

Meanwhile, this insane narcissist spazzed the f*** out because people called her "Cortez" instead of "Ocasio-Cortez."

She says "AOC" is okay, though. Whew.

And as for her name? Spanish surnames are compound names made up from one name from the father, one from the mother. I think the first name of each parent's last name is used to make the kid's compound.

So I guess Alexandria Donkey-Chompers' dad's first last name was "Donkey" and her mother's was "Chompers."

But the thing is, many times people from a Spanish culture just use the first last name (their father's) as a surname. Vicente Fox, for example. His full name was Vicente Fox Quesada, but he routinely went by "Fox."

So it's no insult to just shorten her name to the one. (Though I think when you do this, you take the first of the two surnames, not the second. So she'd be Sandy Ocasia, not Sandy Cortez.)

But she takes it as an insult and a racist one to boot. Millennials and their microaggressions and pronoun-play.

F*** off, race-baiting dummy. Honey, when the Democrat party redistricts your ass back to bartending and juicing your tips by unbuttoning a couple of buttons, no one's going to have to know your name.

Yorktown Heights: A commenter points out she grew up in Yorktown Heights, a suburb of New York city (next county to the north).

Okay, fair enough: But in Yorktown Heights, then, 25 minutes from New York City, people are baffled by Spanish speakers in 1996?

Dude, I am much older than she is from a podunk town far, far from New York City or any city at all and I had Filipinos (who spoke Spanish) and kids from Mexico and Central America and an actual just-got-here arrival from Ar-hen-tina in my grade school.

No one was wigged out. No teachers said, "I do not understand these alien sounds you are making with your foreign mouth."

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Ho Boy: Kellyanne Conway Says Her Husband Should Air His Grievances In Private; Stresses That She's "Italian Catholic" and Very Protective of Her Children

—Ace of Spades

She later cautions about outsiders acting as "marriage experts" opinion on the state of their marriage, but I have a hard time hearing this as something other than "Yeah, George and I have problems, but we're trying to keep up appearances for the sake of the children, and George is making that difficult with his acting up."

An interesting thing, maybe a tell. She says that George agreed to come to DC and joined a law firm as a "partner." Then she corrects herself and says he's "of counsel."

Now, "of counsel" is a designation for someone who's too senior to be an associate but who's not a partner. There are different reasons for being "of counsel" -- like maybe you want to practice law but you don't want to buy into the firm or you don't want to bill the hours a partner is expected to bill -- but it's generally considered, well, not quite at the same level of "partner."

I think it's interesting she corrected herself here, when no one in the world would have batted an eye at calling him a "partner," even if he wasn't that.

It's like... well, a dig. Maybe.

Hard to watch. Cringey! Therefore: Most recommended!

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Sad Twitter-Cuck John Podhoretz Apologizes For Wishing That a Neutron Bomb Would Destroy the NYU School of Journ0lizming

—Ace of Spades

It was a very serious death threat. Obviously it needs to be apologized for.

So that Twitter can forgive John, and the healing process can begin.

I'm Sorry

On Wednesday, I wrote an aggressive and rude satirical tweet involving a neutron bomb, the NYU Journalism School, journalism schools in general, and two writers. I regret my attacks on Lauren Duca and Talia Lavin, which were unprovoked and therefore entirely unseemly. I wholeheartedly apologize to them.

I am a journalist. I employ journalists. I publish journalists. I have spent a 37-year career working in and around and among journalists. I have worked full-time at six major journalistic institutions. Let me assure anyone who might have believed otherwise from my tweet that I love my profession and I do not wish to see any fellow journalists come to harm.

Podhoretz's account appears to be deleted, which I assume would have to be something Podhoretz would do himself. Whether he deleted on his own initiative or deleted in frustration/embarrassment/anger after Twitter suspended, him, I don't know.

Either way, I bet you he's back on Twitter in two or three weeks. (Can you un-delete an account?)

He just can't quit it. He's frequently announcing Grand Departures from Twitter, only to show back up, sometimes, within a day.

I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT I CAN QUIT ANYTIME I WANT

These people are absolutely addicted to Twitter and will censor themselves and abase themselves to keep their drug of choice flowing.

I'm in favor of all of the cucks being booted off Twitter. It's an incubator for rigid conformity with the liberal line -- the cucks all get incepted by liberal propaganda every morning then, because they're huge (and unwarrantedly so) egotists, think they thought up the idea their leftwing twitter pals implanted in their stupid, ill-educated heads and become as protective of these incepted leftwing memes as a parent is of their children.

For example: They're all still yapping about Trump having called Neo-Nazis "very fine people."

This was something their swell liberal pals told them on Twitter, and then they all began dutifully repeating it. Endlessly.

One problem:

It never happened, the transcript and the audio of the statement clearly proves it never happened -- in fact the opposite happened, Trump plainly said "I'm not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally" -- but the cucks' liberal clique-mates said it happened on Twitter and Twitter is Real and you should believe everything on Twitter because Twitter is Your Friend and I Can't Believe This Site Is Free. (That's an actual catchphrase the twitter addicts frequently say to praise Twitter. Yes, they really say that. A lot.)

So ban them all. Let them do their own thinking for the first time in, well, definitely years, maybe decades.


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MoveOn.org Demands Democrats Boycott AIPAC Not Because of Its "Islamophobia" (aka, Rejection of Antisemitism); Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren Will Dutifully Boycott

—Ace of Spades

Here's the crew that Bill Kristol is shilling for now.

MoveOn asks 2020 Dems to boycott AIPAC conference The mostly symbolic move deepens a progressive rift on Israel.

By BEN SCHRECKINGER and MARC CAPUTO 03/20/2019 01:54 PM EDT

The liberal group MoveOn is calling on Democratic presidential candidates to skip this year’s AIPAC policy conference, citing the pro-Israel group’s links to the right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu and charging that AIPAC has flirted with Islamophobia.

The move underscores a growing willingness on the left to criticize Israel and its staunchest Washington supporters, particularly since freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) bashed supporters of Israel in terms widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

And just like that:



And, according to Linda Sarsour, Warren is going to Boycott the Jews as well:



Oh by the way:

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Politico: 12 Different Political/Economic Models of Voter Behavior Predict a Trump Victory in 2020, and Not a Small One

—Ace of Spades



President Donald Trump has a low approval rating. He is engaging in bitter Twitter wars and facing metastasizing investigations.

But if the election were held today, he’d likely ride to a second term in a huge landslide, according to multiple economic models with strong track records of picking presidential winners and losses.

Credit a strong U.S. economy featuring low unemployment, rising wages and low gas prices -- along with the historic advantage held by incumbent presidents.

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"The economy is just so damn strong right now and by all historic precedent the incumbent should run away with it," said Donald Luskin, chief investment officer of TrendMacrolytics, a research firm whose model correctly predicted Trump’s 2016 win when most opinion polls did not. "I just don't see how the blue wall could resist all that."

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"Even if you have a mediocre but not great economy -- and that's more or less consensus for between now and the election -- that has a Trump victory and by a not-trivial margin," winning 54 percent of the popular vote to 46 for the Democrat, he said. Fair's model also predicted a Trump win in 2016 though it missed on Trump's share of the popular vote.

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The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

—CBD

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"White Nationalism" is what Orwell warned us about. Do not let the Left take control of the language and the terms, because that is their first step in the totalitarian dance, and they know the moves and music very well.

If there is any one phrase to describe it, perhaps "American Nationalism" is appropriate, because the melting pot concept is one that is tried and true and helped to create the greatest economic engine in history, and one that worked quite well for a very long time.

There are plenty of 6th generation Americans who can trace their lineage to Mexico, and there are plenty of 2nd and 3rd generation Americans who can trace their lineage to pretty much anywhere in the world...and that's great! But the operative word is "American." Assimilate, embrace our political institutions and Exceptionalism, and presto...instant American.

And that is "American Nationalism." It is not color...it is love of country. But I guess that's too simple a definition for some.

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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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Copenhagen Harbour By Moonlight
Johan Christian Dahl

So...some asshole posted a really crappy piece of art yesterday. Hopefully this will be partial compensation* for the hideousness of it. When I find the culprit he will be dealt with...harshly!

*Platinum members should see a credit in their accounts.

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The Morning Report - 3/21/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Thursday and after going an entire winter without so much as a sniffle, I come down with something before the first full day of spring is even over. Oh well, let's get right to the links.

Immigration: The illegal alien animal who murdered Mollie Tibbetts is getting money to pay for an expert witness at his trial (corrected for accuracy, jjs) - on how to be an illegal alien and get away with murder, no doubt. Meanwhile the amount of money reported as remittances is huge, and if you were to slap a tax of say 90-95% on it, that might put a serious crimp in the incentive to invade the country in the first place as well as perhaps de-incentivizing the upwards of 30 million illegal aliens already here to remain. Meanwhile, Maine GOP honcho Nick Isgro is being smeared by the usual gang of Leftist scum for speaking the truth about the national crisis of open borders and while the SCOTUS ruling a few days back is a big win, we are still losing the war to preserve our national identity and sovereignty.

Democrat-Sanctioned Joo-Hatred: The anti-American front group known as MoveOn is calling on all Democrat 2020 prexy candidates to boycott AIPAC. And first out of the gate to take that call seriously appears to be "Blotto" O'Rourke who sees horns on Bibi's head and a halo over Abbas'. Feh. If none of this does not tell you that the driving forces in that party are officially and openly anti-Semitic, you're not paying attention. Finally, two pieces on the possibility of a "Jexodus," one from Daniel Greenfield and the other spotlighting the Jewish Maxim model (and total hottie) Elizabeth Pipko who has been taking flak for outing herself as not a braindead Leftist pod-person.

To politics where, starting off in Civil War 2.0 category, Meathead "Rob" Reiner continues the incitement of violence by comparing President Trump to cancer. And not unrelated, the rabid ignoramus is linked to a cabal that is engaging with the same players to continue to pimp collusion propaganda to a more-than-eager media for immediate dissemination.

Looking at the Democrat Scandal Sheet, an octogenarian film-flam man may be behind bars for the rest of his life for bilking gullible Bernie and Beto boosters out of big bucks and then trying to pull a Bialystock and Bloom on them, while No-Shot Jello-Brain Gillibrand stammers and stutters out a lame excuse about her aiding and abetting the sexual abusers among her key staff.

The big story in politics, which is really just the coming out of the closet, if you will, is the Democrats full-throated pushing for the abolition of the electoral college and the packing of the SCOTUS among other things as a means to secure permanent political power. They know, as we do, that even in today's fractured society, they cannot easily advance their agenda electorally or even legislatively. So do away with the safeguards that protect against majoritarianism and essentially, America will be ruled by Santa Monica and the Upper West Side. Forever. In any case, as the lead article illustrates, all of these schemes require a Constitutional amendment, but that presupposes a) Democrat States and leaders abiding by the Constitution and b) a John Roberts-led SCOTUS that will do its duty and strike down these attempts to overthrow the process.

Elsewhere, despite all of this, the latest polls show Trump handily beating Beto and Bernie and the RNC made a massive haul in campaign bucks last month, Donna Brazile hated McCain before she loved him, Palsi Pelosi tries to tamp down the impeachment talk, No-Shot Gillibrand deflects from her own slimy behavior by promising free money and citizenship to illegal alien invaders, Tank Abrams (the poor man's Lauren Hutton) is still bitching and moaning, Andrew "Out-the-Ying" Yang is one sick pup, Rabbi Fischer on Kellyanne Conway's domestic disturbance, V.D. Hanson on Trump's 2020 outlook and two fine essays on the totalitarian progressive menace.

Mueller/Congressional Coup: McStain was instrumental in the collusion hoax and the attempt to revoke Jared Kushner's security clearance.

Abortion: Big crowds expected for Illinois anti-baby killing rally, abortion is going to be murder on 2020 Dem prospects, of all people, Kermit Gosnell has misgivings on legalized third trimester infanticide, and a feminizazi is caught stealing crosses from a pro-life display.

First Amendment and Fake News Fakery: The National Laughingstock Washington Post lets Turk Turdogan, the world's biggest jailer of journalists, write a vile op-ed, CNN spouts utter lies about the electoral college and James Madison, Jeffrey Lord on the Tu-Ca persecution, and two essays on breaking up Big Brother Big Tech.

Guns: The tone-deaf hypocrisy of the Colorado AG is staggering; calls for the firing of sheriffs who refuse to confiscate guns in violation of our second amendment while the country is lousy with sanctuary cities and states for allowing illegal alien criminals to roam freely. Get fucked, jerk-off.

Foreign Desk: An Indian oil company is flouting our embargo on Venezuela, Mexico's Obrador is steering that country towards Venezuelan doom (if it ain't already there), 2020 Dems are hot and horny to allow the Farsis to nuke up, and more on the Poland holocaust dust-up. Meanwhile a US general is risking his career by telling the truth about identity politics.

We-All-Slam-For-I-Slam: Malkin exposes CAIR for the terrorist-enablers they are and "Bro-Fo" Omar votes against a bill allowing insurance companies to deny claims to relatives of terrorists. Shocking.

Domestically, the IG reveals the DoJ covered up for a rotten turd with an FBI badge, some hope for reform with the new FDA commissioner and let's expand the welfare state even more with family leave - not. Meanwhile, the widening of the Panama Canal kneecaps the economic and sometimes political stranglehold that west coast longshoremen's unions have on Asian trade.

Crime and Punishment: Chi-Com national sentenced for pimping killer pills, a look at leftist prosecutors and their undoing of law and order in big cities and Lee Boyd Malvo, the younger half of the DC terrorist sniper duo is up for parole. What will SCOTUS do?

Education: The incoming USC chancellor led the war on Confederate monuments at UNC, a twist on reparations as Harvard being sued for using pictures of slaves, the case against a leftist college forcing a conservative student to participate in activism heads to court and Chiquita Khruschev AOC is in hot water again, this time for attending a conference to end standardized testing and lying about it.

Red Greens: Hack-in-black Obama stooge puts kibosh on Wyoming oil drilling, US cities ending the money-wasting recycling scam, the journal Science goes full Lysenko, and 10 years after the Climate-Gate scandal, global warming is all but debunked. Meh, the story was mostly embargoed by the agitprop media and it's still an article of faith by the Donkey Chompers set.

Feminazism and Transgender Psychosis: British authorities threaten to take an autistic teen away from parents if they refuse to cut off his penis and put him in panties and garter belts.

Hither and Yon: Christian Toto ponders the Left's reaction to Best of Enemies, a look at Shrill in context to abortion, the long and horrid rap sheet of the SPLC and Socialism's bloody body count. And still counting.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (3/20/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker Wants to Talk About The (Checks Notes) Woman He Loves -- And He Chooses The Perfect Venue for Gossiping About Heterosexual Relationships

—Ace of Spades

Yeah so here's the clip from the Ellen DeGeneres show.

The "strictly mishly" Cory Booker even laughs about the possibility of getting married to a (checks notes again) woman before or during his completely, laughably hypothetical presidency.

Boy this Down-Low Brother sure Found Love with a (checks notes for the third time) woman just at the right time, huh?

Thanks to Jane D'Oh for the story and "strictly mishly."

The couple will soon announce which store they'll open their gift registry at. They first have to find a place that honors gifts given ironically or sarcastically.

Credit: I knew I hadn't come up with "The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker," but I forgot who did. My apologies -- that's the Deplorable Jay Guevara's "joke."

Yeahhhh... "joke."

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Leftist Media Fact-Checker Who Falsely, And Absurdly, Spread Lie That US Marines Tattoo Was a Nazi Tattoo and Smeared an ICE Agent Now Hired by NYU Journalism School to... Teach a Class Called "Reporting on the Far Right"

—Ace of Spades

Perfect.

This was the woman who looked at the disabled veteran seen working for ICE here:



..and retweeted deranged actor Ron Perlman's hysterical, ignorant claim that this was an Iron Cross tattoo on his elbow.

Um, no. That's not what an Iron Cross looks like.

Personally, it took me three seconds to recognize that cross as the very-common cross called a "St. Florian Cross" seen on thousands of firefighter's helmets and in police logos.

And, apparently, serving as unit logos for troops in Afghanistan.

But she blared out to the world he was a Secret Nazi.

A fact-checker.

Who doesn't bother checking facts.

Even when working as a fact-checker for The New Yorker, which, once upon a time, prided itself on its meticulous and almost-unerring fact-checking.

And now she'll be teaching a class on "reporting on the far right."

Will "correctly identifying common shapes" be a prerequisite for the course?

Will she instruct students on how to identify Nazis with a 100,000% success rate (that is, you identify 1000 times as many Nazis as you actually see)?

They're not permitted to fail. They don't even have to pay a penalty. (This "journalist" was immediately hired by Media Matters to continue her nonpartisan journ0lisming after her firing from the New Yorker.)

Now a J-school deems her eminent enough to teach a class on "Reporting on the Far Right." Does that include the part about recklessly -- libelously -- callously -- branding people as Nazis without the briefest moment of consideration?

The Clique -- the Guild -- the Gilded Class -- the Meritless Meritocracy -- gets its jobs and promotions based on politics and connections and racial/sexual calculus, not on achievement or talent.

It's a system that they all benefit from, so they'll go down fighting to protect it absolutely.

They know that they must all hang together or they shall surely hang apart.

And speaking of this miserable, entitled, unfirable class:

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That's super-progressive, super-concerned-about-the-poor-and-disadvantaged and super-interested in "fairness" William Macy and Felicity Huffman showing off their I-Voted-for-Hillary stickers. It was probably about the time of this picture's taking that they were scheming how best to game the system and lie and bribe the gatekeepers of the Gilded Class to let their deficient daughter into a somewhat-above-average college.

LOL: And now Twitter has apparently banned Twitter-addicted absurd cuck John Podhoretz for remarking upon this fine "journalist."


I can't object to the censorship here -- John Podhoretz is one of those eat-me-last Pet Conservatives who applauds when other people are deplatformed.

It's good to see his fat ass booted off. Give him something to think about.

And maybe give him some free time to do some squats.

Update: Lizzy writes:

Talia [Lavin] is also the one who was weaving all sorts of complex conspiracy theories about the true meaning of "learn to code" - and likely was a prime reason that phrase resulted in insta-suspension of twitter accounts.

I can't confirm all of that but as this thread shows, she certainly was obsessive about pushing to get "Learn to Code" branded as coordinated far-right hate speech.

Here she is pushing the "harassment" angle.

She really made her own cottage industry of it, writing for the far leftwing New Republic that Learn to Code might be connected to (gasp!) GamerGate.

And then people started getting banned, automatically, for speaking the Forbidden Words "Learn to Code."

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Scandal-Besieged Alexandria Donkey-Chompers Removed From Board of Justice Democrat PAC in Wake of Revelations About Failure to Disclose Key Information

—Ace of Spades

I'm racist for linking this but you're racist and sexist for reading it.

Loud and ignorant, ignorant and loud.

And corrupt.

Gee, who could have guessed that socialism would involve slushfunds and self-dealing?

Democratic Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez and her top aide are no longer board members of the outside PAC credited with orchestrating her political rise, according to a corporate document filed Friday to a Washington, D.C., agency.

The New York Democrat and her chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, who served as her campaign chair, joined the board of Justice Democrats in December 2017, according to the political action committee’s website. It also said the two held "legal control over the entity" at the same time it was playing a key role in supporting Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign prior to her shock victory over incumbent Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in June 2018.

Cortez says she was actually removed from the board in 2018. But only now are the documents being filed.

Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti were officially removed from Justice Democrats’ board on March 15, according to a corporate document filed that day to the Washington, D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

It's unclear why it took Justice Democrats more than eight months to formally remove Ocasio-Cortez from its board. The PAC did not respond to a request for comment.

Ocasio-Cortez never disclosed to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that she and Chakrabarti controlled Justice Democrats while it simultaneously supported her primary campaign.

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Ted Koppel: Trump's Not Imagining Things, The Liberal Media Are Out to Get Him

—Ace of Spades

Obvious, but it's a statement against liberal media interest so it counts more in court.

"I'm terribly concerned that when you talk about the New York Times these days, when you talk about the Washington Post these days, we're not talking about the New York Times of 50 years ago," Koppel noted to journalist and author Marvin Kalb earlier this month. "We are not talking about the Washington Post of 50 years ago. We're talking about organizations that I believe have, in fact, decided as organizations that Donald J. Trump is bad for the United States."

Koppel added that "we have things appearing on the front page of the New York Times right now that never would have appeared 50 years ago. Analysis, commentary on the front page."

So [Trump's] perception that the establishment press is out to get him-- doesn't mean that great journalism is not being done; it is -- but the notion that most of us look upon Donald Trump as being an absolute fiasco, he's not mistaken in that perception. And he's not mistaken when so many of the liberal media, for example, describe themselves as belonging to "the resistance"? What does that mean? That's not said by people who consider themselves reporters, objective reporters of facts. That's the kind of language that's used by people who genuinely believe — and rather suspect with some justification -- that Donald Trump is bad for the United States ... and the sooner he's out of office the better they will like it.

Koppel added to Kalb that "we are not the reservoir of objectivity that I think we were."

Video of his remarks at the link.

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Shame Is Part of the Kink, Continued: Kellyanne Conway Blasts Own Husband For Claiming That He Has Diagnosed Trump with Narcissistic Personality Disorder

—Ace of Spades

Look, if we're going to start naming politicians and "journalists" who have Narcissistic Personality Disorder, we're going to be here all day.

Jim Acosta? Do you have any thoughts to contribute once you get done pushing that 20 year old woman out of the way of your camera-line?

The cucking here is deliciously shameful. I don't know if it's Kellyanne cucking her husband, or Trump cucking Kellyanne by directing her to throw her husband under the bus or what.

I don't know if we're watching the end of a marriage in trouble or what.

I don't know if Shame Is Part of the Kink, but Noted Experts at the Bulwark tell me it's totally a huge part of it.

Trump tweeted this, blasting George Conway after his 200th attack on Trump:



So now Kellyanne Conway is asked about Trump's response, and she says it's well-justified.



This is really getting weird now. People are going to start whispering.

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Dana Loesch: I'm Sorry That Jake Tapper Wasn't Man Enough to Handle Deserved Public Criticism Without Throwing a Snit-Fit

—Ace of Spades

LOL, Dana. That's adorable.

Bro, do you even know Jake Tapper?

If you missed the background to this, see these two tweets or this post from yesterday.

The short version is:

The Norman Lear Center gave Fake Jake and FakeNews CNN a "Cronkite Award" for "advancing the public dialogue" or some bullshit for staging their Nazi-esque hate rally against Republicans, guns, and Dana Loesch, and Dana Loesch criticized Fake Jake and Fake News CNN for the event. And, I guess implicitly, for accepting the award. (As the New York Times gladly accepted Nobel prizes for Walter Duranty's Soviet press releases.)

Then Fake Jake reverted to his natural state of being The Biggest Bitch on Twitter.



Fake Jake is the most notorious Twitter Bitch in the world. Even Ben Smith noted his infamy among the journalist class:

one of the great secrets to his professional success is his all-out defense of his reputation on all fronts at all times: Before the Tappergram about the dossier, I'd heard from him more commonly about stray tweets from BuzzFeed staffers about everything from the poop cruise (his own coverage, he wanted to point out, had been serious and policy-focused) to the usual arguments over ratings. No tweet about Tapper, not even a subtweet, falls without Tapper's notice.

"I don't have time for your high school drama club," he said recently in his fourth rapid-fire tweet to a BuzzFeed News reporter who had botched, then quickly corrected, a Tapper quote.

Perhaps the best evidence of how fiercely Tapper protects his reputation is that -- despite his irascibility being a kind of Washington legend -- I can't find any reference to it in a series of recent glowing profiles of the CNN anchor. These profiles tend to feature a relaxed-looking Tapper, surrounded by red, white, and blue memorabilia. Perhaps his feet are up on his desk. Tapper's friends and acquaintances were rather surprised to learn, from the lede of a recent Times profile, that "Jake Tapper doesn't seem to get rattled easily."

Some of Tapper's colleagues and Twitter enemies find the heated private responses to criticism over the top, a sign that he takes himself too seriously.

This Twitter thread collects up many of Fake Jake's most disgraceful moments at the hate rally.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:27 PM Comments

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh to be Released in May;
Has Not Renounced Islamism

—Ace of Spades

Great.

John Walker Lindh, a former American Taliban militant convicted in 2002 for supporting the terrorist organization, is due to be freed in May.

The former Islamist fighter, dubbed "Detainee 001 in the war on terror," was arrested in 2001, just months after the Sept. 11 attacks and the start of the war in Afghanistan. Then just 20 years old, he was among a group of Taliban fighters who were captured by U.S. forces.


Within a year, Walker Lindh was convicted of supporting the Taliban and sentenced to 20 years in prison -- even as some hardliners urged authorities to consider treason charges that could have resulted in the death penalty.

He may not be our problem, primarily. Somehow he acquired Irish citizenship (!!!) and plans to move there after his release.

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Jeff Bezos and His Media Allies Pushed a Fake Dossier Alleging Trump-Saudi Collusion to Interfere With the Results of His Dick-Pics
And Yet The Media Refuses Any Accountability for Even More Fake News

—Ace of Spades

Flawless Male Logic suggests the alternate headline, Jeff Bezos and the Mystery of the Dirty Sanchez.

Byron York, who is definitely no cuck but who unfortunately works for the Cuck Emporium Washington Examiner:

Sometimes stories are simpler than they're made out to be. That appears to be the case with Jeff Bezos.

When the National Enquirer reported that Bezos, the Amazon founder who is the world's richest man, was having an extramarital affair and had sent racy texts, including photos of his penis, to his girlfriend, Bezos assembled a high-priced legal and PR team to mount an aggressive defense.

All of a sudden, sympathetic commentators began suggesting Bezos had been hacked. There was word that a "government entity" had gotten hold of the texts and photos. There was dark speculation of international intrigue, that Saudi Arabia might have used the Enquirer to target Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, in retaliation for the Post's coverage of the murder of the columnist and Saudi regime critic Jamal Khashoggi. And of course, President Trump played some sort of behind-the-scenes role.


Bezos orchestrated it all, using his security consultant to feed information to his newspaper, and also writing a much-discussed personal statement published on Medium.

He then quotes Lawrence O'Donnell, Chuck Todd, and Chris Cuomo breathlessly "reporting" (repeating dictated lines, really) about "hacking" and possible "government entities" and of course the specter of Trump lurking in background.

Turns out, it was Michael Sanchez, the gossipy brother of Jeff Bezos' lover (who herself was gossipy and indiscreet about the affair, as mistresses jonesing for a Level Up tend to be).

Now, the Wall Street Journal reports that Michael Sanchez, "a talent agent who has managed television pundits and reality-show judges" has also "long been a source for the Enquirer." And, according to the paper, Michael Sanchez sold the Bezos texts to the Enquirer for $200,000.

Imagine that. Mogul sends deeply private texts to gossipy L.A. girlfriend who has gossipy, fame-hungry brother, and somehow it gets out! No Saudis required.

So he hired a private dick to distract away from his public dick, and it turned out that distraction was fabricated fake news.

Jordan Shaechtel wants to know where the media's usual lecturing about Partisan Conspiracy Theories has suddenly gone off to.

“For reasons still to be better understood, the Saudi angle [the Washington Post's reporting on the death of their "reporter," Qatari government agent Jamal Kashoggi] seems to hit a particularly sensitive nerve,” Bezos said in promoting the evidence-free conspiracy theory that Saudi Arabia was involved in his personal affairs.

With each day that passed, Bezos appeared to become more and more convinced that the publicizing of his extramarital affair was the result of a Trump-Saudi-National Enquirer collusion conspiracy. They were all out to get him, for a variety of reasons, he concluded.

As recently as this past weekend, a private investigator hired by Mr. Bezos was telling reporters (including individuals who work for Bezos' Washington Post) that it was possible the Trump administration itself had "hacked" his text messages.

All three parties alleged in the Bezos conspiracy theory immediately and unequivocally rejected the idea that they were involved at all. Nonetheless, the government “hacking” and Trump-Saudi conspiracy theory set off a firestorm in the media, with unrelenting coverage on CNN and MSNBC, along with countless legacy media reporters and NeverTrump commentators parroting the completely unproven claims trotted out by the Bezos machine. Some commentators, such as CNN's Don Lemon, even celebrated the conspiratorial allegations as a "boss move."



BTW, Shaechtel's last paragraph there is loaded to links of leftist media and NeverTrump figures (but I repeat myself) spreading this evidence-free, motivated-reasoning conspiracy theory around.

The media and the NeverTrumpers are constantly preening that among the many, many, many things that make them better and smarter is their shared ability to see through the silly wack-a-doo conspiracy theories that appeal to Hobbits and Deplorables, and see the world as it really is.

They constantly run negative stories about the right's "conspiracy theories," both actual conspiracy theories without evidence (the Sandy Hook false flag nonsense) and legitimate questions that are deemed Unutterable because they contradict cherished leftist/NeverTrump narratives (such as Hillary's guilt in the email matter, or unresolved questions about the actual state of her health).

And yet they run with their own conspiracy theories with shameless abandon.

No preening from AllahPundit about his liberal palz' and NeverTrump buddies' eagerness to embrace this conspiracy theory?

Why does the preening suddenly stop, Old Buddy? Is it no fun to dunk on NeverTrump hobbits and media allies in the War on Trump?

No hectoring from Chuck Todd about his own willingness to spread fabricated #Fakenews on behalf of a political and media ally in the middle of a sex scandal?

No comment from "Media Analyst" Little Brian Stelter about CNN's eagerness to peddle fake news fabricated by owned-and-operated "investigators" looking to make a political impact?

Oh that's right -- 90% of CNN's content the past three years has been fake news fabricated by owned-and-operated "investigators" looking to make a political impact.

No questions about whether the Washington Post itself was encouraged, or thought that it would be appreciated, to pursue their owner's pet conspiracy theory? Or avoid reportage which would debunk the conspiracy theory?

No apologies? No accountability?

No simple explanation as to how this happened, how this slipped by people's internal mental gatekeepers?

No? Nothing at all?

Good thread below.

More: Schaechtel wrote another piece about this, containing even more media figures spreading Bezos' Fake Dossier on Trump-Saudi Collusion to Interfere in the Results of His Dick-Pics.

It ends thus:

By all accounts, Jeff Bezos invented a Trump-Pecker-Saudi collusion conspiracy theory out of thin air. Not even the world's richest man should be allowed to get away with spreading incriminating hoaxes. After all, "Democracy Dies in Darkness."


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Group Controlled by the Diane Feinstein Aide, Dan Jones, Who Got $50 Million from Leftwing Billionaires to Continue the FusionGPS Russia Sham, Floods the Media With Fresh Talking Points Every Day, and Get This, The Media Loves "Reporting" It

—Ace of Spades

The media wants you to think they're diligent investigators into the truth.

What they really are just frontmen for Democrat political operatives -- and sometimes paid off by those political operatives.

Key Democratic operatives and private investigators who tried to derail Donald Trump’s campaign by claiming he was a tool of the Kremlin have rebooted their operation since his election with a multimillion-dollar stealth campaign to persuade major media outlets and lawmakers that the president should be impeached.

The effort has successfully placed a series of questionable stories alleging secret back channels and meetings between Trump associates and Russian spies, while influencing related investigations and reports from Congress.

The operation’s nerve center is a Washington-based nonprofit called The Democracy Integrity Project, or TDIP. Among other activities, it pumps out daily "research" briefings to prominent Washington journalists, as well as congressional staffers, to keep the Russia "collusion" narrative alive.

TDIP is led by Daniel J. Jones, a former FBI investigator, Clinton administration volunteer and top staffer to California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. It employs the key opposition-research figures behind the salacious and unverified dossier: Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and ex-British intelligence officer Christopher Steele. Its financial backers include the actor/director Rob Reiner and billionaire activist George Soros.

The project's work has been largely shrouded in mystery. But a months-long examination by RealClearInvestigations, drawn from documents and more than a dozen interviews, found that the organization is running an elaborate media-influence operation that includes driving and shaping daily coverage of the Russia collusion theory, as well as pushing stories about Trump in the national media that attempt to tie the president or his associates to the Kremlin.

The group also feeds information to FBI and congressional investigators, and then tells reporters that authorities are investigating those leads. The tactic adds credibility to TDIP's pitches, luring big media outlets to bite on stories. It mirrors the strategy federal authorities themselves deployed to secure FISA warrants to spy on the Trump campaign: citing published news reports of investigative details their informants had leaked to the media to bolster their wiretap requests.


Five days a week, TDIP emails a newsletter to influential Democrats and prominent Beltway journalists under the heading "TDIP Research" -- which summarizes the latest "collusion" news, and offers "points of interest" to inspire fresh stories regarding President Trump’s alleged ties to Moscow.

Recipients of the TDIP reports include staffers at the New York Times and Washington Post and investigative reporters at BuzzFeed, ProPublica and McClatchy, as well as news producers at CNN and MSNBC, according to a source familiar with the project's email distribution list. Democratic aides on Capitol Hill also subscribe to the newsletter.

...


Jones' project doesn't just spin the news. Its more ambitious goal is to make news by essentially continuing the Clinton-funded investigation into alleged Trump/Russia ties that began in 2016, and then sharing findings with news outlets, congressional investigators and federal agents.

Jones has hired Fusion GPS, the same Washington firm co-founded by former journalist-turned-opposition-researcher Simpson that was paid more than $1 million by lawyers for the Hillary Clinton campaign to collect information damaging to Trump during the 2016 election.

Jones is also paying Steele, another anti-Trump partisan, to continue to dig up dirt on the president.

...


Simpson and Steele have a history of feeding the FBI and Congress unsubstantiated allegations and rumors, sending investigators down rabbit holes. They have also planted several anti-Trump stories in the media that have proved unverifiable, unfounded, or just plain false.


Cleta Mitchell, who says a McClatchy article about her, the NRA and Russia was a "complete fabrication" pushed by Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS.

These include a McClatchy newspapers story asserting that "NRA attorney Cleta Mitchell" warned during the 2016 campaign that Russians had infiltrated the NRA and were using it to launder illegal donations to Trump. Mitchell called the article a "complete fabrication," noting that she hadn’t worked for the NRA in a decade and had no contact with it in 2016. She claims Simpson personally shopped the bogus story to McClatchy. Her allegation was bolstered by senior Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, who revealed in recently released closed-door congressional testimony that Simpson fed him the same rumor after the election and asked him to pass it on to his colleagues at the FBI.

Simpson also appears to have been the source behind another discredited McClatchy story about Trump attorney Michael Cohen traveling to Prague during the campaign to hatch a plot with Kremlin officials to hack Clinton campaign emails.

Bonus:

Though Jones is reported to have begun his opposition research project after Trump took office, Senate Judiciary Committee investigators suspect he may also have been involved in the Clinton campaign's 2016 efforts to create the dossier and push its allegations to the FBI and media. The FBI used the unverified political document as a basis for securing secret wiretaps on Trump campaign figures.


Read the whole thing. It's long but it's a very interesting look into how the media really operates.

I mean, apart when they're collecting awards for staging Naziesque hate rallies against Dana Loesch.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"Since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, various Democrats have proposed to abolish the Senate, abolish the Electoral College, assign electors according to the popular vote, expand the Supreme Court, set term limits on the Supreme Court, lower the voting age to 16. So their strategy is, we're losing, so we need to change all of the rules. But it'll be great when Trump wins the popular vote in 2020; their backpedaling will be enough to make Niagara Falls run backwards."



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Mid-Morning Open Thread

—CBD

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The Morning Report - 3/20/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Midweek so here we go. Nothing really new or breaking to cover but the central theme, I suppose, this morning is the ongoing and now out in the open simultaneous assault on several fronts by the Democrat-Media Complex to change and or break the rules entirely to give them a permanent stranglehold on political power in DC and the statehouses as well as the muzzling of any and all dissenting voices in all media. And all of this is because every attempt to destroy President Trump has failed, and spectacularly so.

The salient point is that he represents me and all of you who are collectively sick of how every aspect of America has been corrupted and turned upside down for the past 50-100 years and have collectively said "enough!" And for that, we must be destroyed. Look no further than the mind gulags of academia, the shaming and demonization of anyone in social(ist) media or the media in general for "hate speech" i.e. an opinion not in lockstep with the SJW liturgy, and day by day a ramping up of physical violence to whomever is seen as the Emanuel Goldstein du jour.

And all of this is happening because the uncouth, orange-complected, nouveau-riche big-mouthed billionaire with the Morrie from Goodfellas combover from Queens not only beat them at their own political game but gives it back to them twice as hard when he is attacked. Something that goes against the narrative and mission of whomever happens to be Republican and/or conservative in a position of power which means keeping your mouth shut as you're smeared and libeled while keeping the seat warm for the next Democrat after you skulk off into oblivion as a CoC lobbyist. But more dangerously, it means that if he can do it with ease and aplomb, others can as well. And not just running for political office but in every walk of life. Come what may in 2020 and for sure after 2024, things cannot and surely will not go on as before. Please G-d.

To the links we go and first to the border where in a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court made the sane decision that illegal alien border jumpers can be detained by the authorities at any time. Funny how if you can stomach reading or listening to the agitprop media, the slant of the reportage is exclusively from that of the dissenting opinion with not one column inch or pixel devoted to the majority decision, or if it is, to blast it as on the wrong side of history. Meh, that only illustrates how they do not recognize their bias as being biased, but as the default position of American society. Also, of note, it seems the President has $12.8 billion to fund the wall in unused and seemingly readily available Pentagon funds. That said, there is still a crisis that demands not just a wall but the absolute enforcement of our laws on the books in the rounding up and rapid repatriation of any and all foreign nationals on our soil without permission and the punishing of any citizen or company knowingly employing them and/or shielding them from the law. And the one surefire way to help this process and prevent future mass invasion is the cutting off of all benefits to anyone who is not a citizen.

On to politics where we start with Democrat-Left scandals. New York University will host Sarsour the Hamas Louse as she preaches peace, love, understanding and Joo-hatred within earshot of the Washington Square arch (and chez Sefton), and lookie here! It seems we have a report about "Bro-Fo" Omar meeting with Turk Turdogan in 2017. Elsewhere, in light of the revelations about Chiquita Khruschev's campaign fund shenanigans, she has been dumped from the board of the so-called Justice Democrats, the organization that she supposedly helped organize. Elsewhere, "Blotto" O'Rourke is not just a garden variety phony leftist asshole but a rather disturbing creep, and Jello-Brain Gillibrand is a bust out hypocrite on virtually everything including shielding and paying creeps accused of sexual harassment. Meh, she has no shot but let her keep flapping her pie-hole. And the Congolese immigrant who climbed the Statue of Liberty last year gets 5 years probation. She should get a short ride on a Pinochet helicopter, past the 12-mile limit.

Elsewhere, "Blotto" stammers and stutters when a college student actually asks him a real policy question, Joe Bidet hints he might be running, Rancida Tliban wanted Arizona boycotted for trying to protect its citizens from illegals, several links as hinted in my rant about Democrat efforts to pack the court, destroy the electoral college and give 16-year-olds the vote so they can win elections and get policies etched in stone they could never do electorally/legitimately, Marco Rubio introduces an amendment to freeze SCOTUS at 9 seats, Andrew Yang hates mohels, the good Roger Simon has some good advice for Trump about Twitter and Mitt-elschmerz Romney defends McStains after Trump hints that he lurks here in his attacks on the dead Keating Fiver. What more can we say about this bitter, angry globalist hack? Can't understand why Trump continues to attack him? Because Trump is not a bullshit artist. McStains was a fraud, a crook and concerned for one thing and one thing only: himself. To the end his bitterness, vindictiveness and jealousy prevented him from swallowing his pride and voting to repeal the destructive Obamacare edict. But no. Thumbs down to the American people. If anything, the President was being charitable in his words yesterday about McStain. I'd wager Romney will go out the same way as his cohort did, insofar as his words and deeds while in Congress. This guy is a fucking snake.

Abortion: "Blotto" Beto jumps on the infanticide bandwagon and a look at the Senate Democrats who love it as well.

First Amendment and Fake News Faker: Lots of stuff today starting with Louisiana AG Jeff Landry is leading a growing movement to break up Big Brother Big Tech, JmJ Acosta is a pathetic joke, Bill Maher does a blind squirrel impression, NY Times smears PDT vis a vis New Zealand, the media took a sudden interest in the doings at the EPA after Trump was elected, Ted Koppel illustrates my point about being unaware of his and his ilk's bias despite correctly stating the media is out to get Trump, veteran wins 20-year war against his home owners' association to fly our damn flag, and Daniel Greenfield on the media pushing the 2020 field ever leftward. Could actually be a chicken and egg story. He's always worth a read, no matter what.

Guns: Despite what George Schicker-Looper says, the data shows that the Colorado gun-check law did nothing substantive... except impede the second amendment.

Foreign Desk: President Trump and Brazilian prexy Bolsonaro in complete accord on several key issues, US goes head to head with Putin on his colluding with Maduro to ruin Venezuela, the latter's goons torture and beat up a Polish journalist (hello? CNN?), Congressional leaders unload on saboteurs in the administration trying to keep the Iran deal alive, UN human rights council censors a speaker for pointing out the human rights abusers in the audience, and Humberto Fontova blasts the UN for honoring racist mass murdering psycho Che Guevara.

DEE-fense: A look at the military industrial complex and surprise, surprise; a former DIA agent convicted of being a Chi-Com spy hated Trump.

We-All-Slam-For-I-Slam: I can't say I blame the Chinese for this, a couple of essays on creeping (faster and faster) sharia and yet another German woman butchered at the hands of one of Merkel's migrants.

Economic News: Calls for more tariffs on China to stop them from destroying our auto industry and the $15 minimum wage fuels crime.

Vatican Sex Abuse Scandal: Francis rejects resignation of French Cardinal convicted of covering up the abuse.

Healthcare: Gillibrand lets her totalitarian freak flag fly and Betsy McCaughey not a fan of legalizing pot.

Education: Chiquita Khruschev and the failure of higher ed, and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his legislature are going all in on charter schools and real school reform. This guy is quietly doing some great things down there.

Feminazism & Transgender Psychosis: Britain's Speech Police pounce on woman for speaking normally and Houston unleashes obese child molester on the children. Meh, it's Jackass-Lee town.

Hither and Yon: Michael Ledeen on confronting and defeating the new totalitarians (I saw them open for The New Barbarians at Knebworth in '79).

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

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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Noted Goucher College Graduate Jonah Goldberg Only Believes in the Best Kind of Conspiracy Theories-- the Kind of Conspiracy Theories That are 100% Immune to All Contrary Evidence!
The Twitter Pal he's agreeing with there is Jesse Lee, Obama's Director of Rapid Response and a Worker at the Leftwing Center for American Progress. So much True Conservatism, I just can't even!!!
Tom "The Expert" Nichols: My Smug Confidence In My Louise-Mensch-Inspired Conspiracy Theories, Like My Dangerously High Risk Profile for Diabetes 2, Only Grows Stronger:
@RadioFreeTom

I'd consider it a finding that Trump had no idea that his campaign was up to its eyeballs in Russian penetration. But I will take staggering incompetence as a relief over outright cooperation with an enemy. But I will continue to believe that Russia has leverage over POTUS.
More Liberal NeverTrump Spin: I Reject The Binary Choice of "The Crimes Were Proven" or "There Was No Crime Proven;" I Demand People Acknowledge a "Middle Ground" Where Trump is Kinda-Sorta Guilty Anyway Which Isn't Really a Middle Ground Because Really It's Just a Way for Me to Say "I'm Still Right, I Don't Care What Your (spit) 'Evidence' Or Absence Thereof Says:"

@scottlincicome

There's a vast middle grnd bt "Trump's a Russian agent!" & "Mueller's running an Obama/Clinton coup!" - grnd that cld be VERY bad or meh-def-not-a-crisis. And WE DON'T KNOW YET. Yet partisans act as if these 2 claims are the only ones & the latest news is vindication. Tiresome.

Expect a LOT of these "Both Sides Are to Blame" spins from the NeverTrumpers, who will conveniently forget they were in fact ON ONE SIDE, not lost somewhere in the uncertain middle, while they continue to cling to the idea they're in the exact middle (while agreeing with the hyperpartisan liberal Democrats on most things).

Obama played this "I'm just a guy in the middle, between two extremes" bullshit too. But as we've found out -- the NeverTrumpers had a not-so-secret appreciation of Obama. Not surprising to see them learning from their hero.

Conspiracy theorists really hate it being pointed out that they are conspiracy theorists -- especially the middling-intellect-but-think-they're-geniuses breed of conspiracy theorists, the ones that put so much stock in their official pose as "Anti-Conspiracy-Theories" as proof of their more-than-mediocre intellect. If that pose is taken away, what is left to establish their superiority?
Fusion Ken!
Hardball
@hardball
"My only conclusion is that the President transmitted to Mueller that he would take the 5th. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn't worth the subpoena fight." @KenDilanianNBC on Mueller concluding his report. #Hardball

Speculate, speculate, speculate. Conspiracy-craft, conspiracy-craft, conspiracy-craft. All continues as it has gone before. The media continues postulating, without evidence, conspiracy theories and political narratives that support the political party they rabidly support, without taking thirty seconds to wonder, "Wait, I've been conspiracy-theorizing for three full years based on a this Hillary Clinton oppo file; maybe I should learn from this and begin sticking to the actual confirmed facts...?"
Not a single one of these conspiracy theorists re-evaluating their own assumptions and biases -- including the conspiracy theorists at Fox.
Jonah Goldberg just retweeted this New Spin, New Goalpost-Shifting, which sounds a lot like Soothsayer's prophecy:
@MattGlassman312

I'm actually genuinely interested in the parts of the Mueller report that have nothing to do with Trump ornhis campaign. An official public reporting of the foreign interference in 2016 is an important document.
REAL JOURNALISM ALERT! CNN's spin is that there might be a "narrative" in the report of Trump being an "UNWITTING" agent of Russia, which would still be "terrifying." Erin Burnett, Real Reporter, just said this. She teed it up for a guest to say that there's still probably indictments coming.
They are still wishcasting out their fantasies with absolutely no adjustment to their conspiracy theorizing. None at all. Today is just a day where you spin out slightly different conspiracy theories, these altered just enough to not be in direct contradiction with today's refutations.
Well! Bret Baier sure swapped out Mollie Hemingway for his preferred Emergency Panel of liberals in a hurry!
I mean, why would you want Mollie Hemingway talking about this, just because she was the only reporters reporting skeptically -- and accurately -- about this all along? Nah, let's go to liberal Chris Wallace, Bushie Dana Perino, and retard Juan Williams. They won't embarrass Bret.
"Please don't imply that my college BFF Steve Hayes has been peddling lies and conspiracy theories for three years!!!"
Quick, let's get back to our Liberal Bubble of people who have been pushing the fake FusionGPS line for three years now. We don't want to hear from any of those few (brave, insightful) people who bucked Popular Kids Consensus Opinion and actually Read the Fvcking Documents.
Oh they brought Mollie on for the closing two minutes. Good thing we heard from Chris, Dana, and Juan for half an hour. We really needed more of the "But what if Drumpf is really guilty?" speculation that we've had so much of for three years without anyone present to rebut them.
Dave Reaboi:

LET'S NOT FORGET: Almost without exception, the GOP foreign policy "serious people" fell for a massive, absurd hoax conspiracy theory. It revealed their fundamental unseriousness.

And yet they continue to preen about other people's conspiracy theories.
AllahPundit still hanging on to hope!
@rkylesmith
So no indictments, no sealed indictments, the fork in this thing has been stuck.

@allahpundit
Well, almost. Conceivably Mueller declined to indict Trump only because DOJ policy prevents indictments of sitting presidents. We'll see if there's anything in the report about that.

The destruction of the earth I've prophesized for three years has been delayed; "we'll see" if my prophecy comes true in the unfolding days.
As Mollie pointed out, if there was collusion or conspiracy, then Trump couldn't have acted alone, surely -- there would be a lot of indictments about those who aided and abetted him or served as conduits and cut-outs. They can be indicted -- and yet, no indictments mentioning conspiracy, collusion, or illegally contacting Russia.
But the Conspiracy Theorists who are disdainful of all conspiracy theories except their own are keeping hope alive for their pet hysteria.
OMG, the liberal NeverTrumper Bret Baier tried to turn it around on Mollie and demand to know if those who suspected Mueller of being a "dirty cop" would also apologize, now that he's clearing Trump.
Yes, Bret, it was those of us who resisted this lunatic hysteria who have the most to apologize for.
We'll see if Bret has the stones to trot out one of his "Surely you must concede, Mollie" condescensions now that his college BFF Steve Hayes' conspiracy theory is dashed to pieces
Jonah Goldberg seized on exactly this spin. I imagine Baier picked it up from him, searching for angles for NeverTrumpers to claim victory:
@JonahNRO
So, if Mueller in effect clears Trump, I expect to see a lot of folks who insisted Mueller was a dirty cop, deep state, witch hunter to suddenly discover Mueller’s integrity. And a lot of folks who insisted Mueller was the Last Honest Man to vilify him as a cover up artist.
It's always "both sides" with this crew now, innit it?
lol get fvcked fatboy
This is a #MeToo-accused liberal, but expect the NeverTrumpers to pick up on this, suddenly:
@RyanLizza
*whispers* Mueller was always a side show the real action is in NY
*whispers* you are a disgraced, incompetent hack
Chuck Todd just says that trump has done permanent harm to the country because he has "spun up" 40% of the country to think the system is rigged against him. Then he conceded "And now 40% on the other side is going to think that." But he only seemed to think the first 40% was a problem. The mention of the other 40% was obligatory and without the fire and fear that accompanied his mention of right-wing people who think the system is rigged.
Leftist anti-government paranoia is... understandable, because Chuck Todd feels it too and is in fact a leftist. It's just right-wing suspicions about government corruption that are dangerous and contemptible.
Here's Another Long-Distance Dedication to the Media and Their NeverTrump Democrat-Supporting Allies: "Is That All There Is?" by Peggy Lee
I just had three thoughts: 1, it's too bad Mollie Hemingway isn't on Bret Baier's panel to gloat in his NeverTrump liberal face, and then 2, OH WAIT, Mollie Hemingway is on the panel tonight to gloat in Brett Baier's NeverTrump liberal face, and then 3, unless the NeverTrump liberal Brett Baier cancels her because he doesn't want to be embarrassed. Maybe tonight will be a special Friends and Family Only affair, for the grieving.
CORRECT: Soothsayer predicts the future:

Here's the spin:

It's What's Not In Mueller's Report That Is Important

CNN looks so shell-shocked and sad you'd think it was election night!
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Weird thing about the Tilbrook/Difford partnership: Difford is the main guitarist, but mainly writes the songs' lyrics, and Tilbrook is the singer, but mainly writes the music. Whut?
Here's my favorite Squeeze single: It's called "The Best of Little Brian Stelter (The President is LYING)"
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