October 30, 2020

Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Fishing Boats At Gloucester
John Henry Twachtman

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The Morning Report - 10/30/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Friday and we'll get to the continuing to break out Biden Crime Family story in a moment. We're just four days away from deciding the fate of the nation for at least a generation if not forever. If you listen to the Democrat Industrial Propaganda Complex, it's either Biden is cruising to a double digit victory or else the race is going to be a squeaker because Trump somehow, with the help of Vladimir Putin, rigged the US Postal Service and stole the election.

Let us take the first case. The prime example is from the most revered Leftist prognosticator Nate Silver and his 538 deal:

Popular analytics website FiveThirtyEight now gives Joe Biden a 89% of defeating President Trump.

The prediction model is based on polling and some other factors.

538 explains "We simulate the election 40,000 times to see who wins most often. The sample of 100 outcomes below gives you a good idea of the range of scenarios our model thinks is possible."

A short hop in the Wayback Machine to four years ago indicates Silver predicted Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump 71.4% to 28.6%. And now he has Biden, a spectacularly uninspiring, flawed, near-octogenarian dementia patient beating probably the most wildly popular incumbent since FDR (allegedly) by nearly 18 more points?

Sefton's analysis: Nate Silver is the Karl Rove of Professor Irwin Coreys.

If Joe Biden is cruising to victory how does one explain the anecdotal evidence, which taken in toto portend disaster for the Democrats; the rallies, the enthusiasm, the now mad scramble to drag Goofy Joey out of his Delaware snake pit and inflict him upon dozens of spaced out (literally and figuratively) rally attendants in Michigan and Minnesota, two states that are supposed to be automatic Democrat locks? Now, to be fair, if I cited Helmut Norpoth and Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling who are both predicting a massive Trump win, then I'd be guilty of wish-casting, no? I think at this stage it's the records of the aforementioned as well as their methodologies that one should consider. And they speak volumes.

But again, I'm not interested necessarily in polling. I'm looking at what I see out across the country, at least when we can get a camera angle from Agitprop TV that lets us see a Trump audience as opposed to a Biden one. And then there are the endorsements. Yes, the Golden Bear Jack Nicklaus is great, but now rap star Lil Wayne has come out with a resounding endorsement of the Golden Scalp Weasel on the heels of Ice Cube's more measured yet unambiguous thumbs-up and that indicates that Trump may actually be on the verge of truly making history - yet again.

According to Rasmussen, black Americans plan to vote for President Trump in larger numbers than in 2016. That's not surprising. Yet, we are not talking just a point or two adding to that year's eight percent total, but a whopping 31 percent. On Thursday, Rasmussen's daily tracking poll found 31 percent of black likely voters plan to vote for Donald Trump. That number must be an anomaly, right? A typo?...

... there is no way of overstating this. If around 30 percent of black Americans vote for President Trump, black America will not only rewrite the next political chapter but rewrite the entire political book. Even half of that figure, depending on the states in question, would condemn Democrats to sure defeat. It would mean around two million more black Trump voters than in 2016...

... And President Trump has made good his promises to black America. Before the pandemic, black unemployment was at a record low. Wages for black workers and all workers were rising for the fastest rate in a decade, especially for the lowest paid. Poverty rates for black Americans and Hispanic Americans reached record lows. President Trump delivered record funding for historically black colleges. Perhaps most significantly, Trump secured criminal justice reform.

This is the same President Trump Democrats insist is a white supremacist. If President Trump is a white supremacist, he is doing an awful job...

It's one thing to have a Clarence Thomas, Candace Owens or Ben Carson in your camp. But when the scales fall or at least begin to fall from the eyes of so-called "authentic" black icons such as Kanye West, Ice Cube and now Lil Wayne (whose followers and fans are, IIRC, in the millions), it is proof positive that Donald Trump is transformational. If Lincoln emancipated the physical chains of Democrat slavery, then Trump may finally be the one to open their hearts, eyes and minds to the virtual Democrat chains of perpetual victimhood and indentured political servitude that the vast majority have been blind to for nearly 60 years; to see themselves as not merely black but American. Whatever Trump has done over the past four years and whatever he will do over the next four - GOD WILLING - the second emancipation of America's black citizens might well be his greatest.

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Back to the Bidens, the dam is bursting forth in terms of the propagandists' ability to deflect and deceive. According to the Daily Caller, "An email Hunter Biden received in April 2015 from a Burisma executive discussing an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden, which lies at the heart of a New York Post investigation, is unquestionably authentic..." Joe Biden's presidential campaign said in a statement that his schedule indicates that no such meeting as alleged in the email took place. However, the campaign later told Politico that they could not rule out the possibility he had a cursory encounter with the Burisma executive."

The banging of shoes on the table and shrieking of "smear!" grow louder in direct proportion to the verification of the evidence. And there are mountains of it from at least three different countries, as well as co-conspirators at the highest levels of the previous two Democrat administrations and possibly key RINOs. Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson has reported that the files from the missing UPS package supposedly have been recovered. Dust them for Bob from NSA's prints. Also, I am told that copies were made beforehand, but still, I smell giant rats not only at Fox but at the FBI.

Elsewhere:

- SCOTUS now with a huge win preventing ballots from being counted after election day in Minnesota. No wonder Keith the wife-beating religion of peacenik is sabotaging a Trump rally there. We might win this state and the senate seat. Inshalla...
- El Paso now goes into lockdown for two weeks over more Chinese Lung AIDS cases. Could it be an attempt to screw over Trump voters to try and steal Texas? That's crazy talk, right? Meanwhile, Wuhan is holding mass, open Halloween celebrations. Hmm...
- If the US economy boomed in the third quarter and there was no media to report it, did it really happen?
- Alexandria Ocasio Titty-Caca is stupid, but she is a vile hypocrite. In other words, a Marxist politician.
- More on Big Tech Big Brother's attempt to muzzle free speech and being co-conspirators with the Chi-Coms.

And lots of other interesting links that you should check out. Also, please remember to hit Ace's tip jar and mine over at my place. It helps keeps the lights on.

Have a great weekend and if VOTE (early, if not often)!

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Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:52 AM Comments


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I Hanker Fer A Hunk O' ONTs!

—WeirdDave

Time for Timer! Anybody remember that? Just part and parcel of growing up American in the 70s. I'm pretty sure Timer could take Peter Puck in a fight, I mean, his cane was a gun after all.


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Remember you're the only you you've got!

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Quarantine Cafe: Escape from Paris Edition

—Ace

They're fleeing the city before the next round of literal "confinement" to their apartments begins.

Gotta fight covid, yo.

If that requires restructuring society in to a fascist socialist state, oh well!

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Polls: Biden's National Lead Down to 4, Says Harris/Hill

—Ace

New Harris poll for the Hill shows Biden slipping a point, leading Trump by only four nationally. And leading by four nationally means "behind in the swing states by 1-2."

Now, per Rasmussen, which skews more R, Trump is actually up +1 nationally, which would suggest he's going to win all the swing states.

Joe Biden's campaign schedule indicates that Biden knows the polls are garbage.

Supposedly Biden's up comfortably in Minnestoa.

Then why did he just schedule one of his very few out-of-the-basement trips to campaign there?

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Justice Department Official Confirms that the FBI Opened an Investigation Into "Hunter Biden and Associates" in 2019 -- and that that Investigation Remains "Open and Active" today

—Ace

James Rosen reports:

@JamesRosenTV

EXCLUSIVE: A @TheJusticeDept official confirms that in 2019, the
@FBI opened up a criminal investigation into "Hunter Biden and his associates," focused on allegations of money-laundering, and that it remains open and active today. More very soon on your @WeAreSinclair stations.

I would say "Ha-ha, let the media try to cover this up now," but that would be stupid. They are beyond corrupt. They are brazen because they think they are untouchable.

We'll see about that.

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DOJ Probes New York Nursing Homes Deaths, After Finding, Get This, Andrew Cuomo Undercounted The Number of Elderly People He Murdered

—Ace

Lock. Him. Up.

String.

Him.

Up.

The Justice Department is requesting more data on COVID-19 deaths linked to New York nursing homes after receiving figures that indicate a significant under-count of deaths at publicly run nursing homes in the state.

The Justice Department’s civil division on Tuesday night requested from state officials data on deaths linked to New York's more than 1,000 private nursing homes.

New York records provided in response to an August Justice Department inquiry indicated that a quarter of deaths in the state's roughly two dozen public nursing homes weren't disclosed to federal health officials, administration sources said.

New York indicated that about 400 residents of the state's public facilities died from COVID-19, according to federal sources, who said that state facilities had only disclosed about 300 deaths to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In total, the New York Health Department publicly reports about 6,720 deaths from the serious respiratory bug in nursing homes and adult-care facilities. But the true scope of New York’s tragic toll in nursing homes is expected to be much higher.

Andrew Cuomo gave immunity to nursing homes for lawsuits due to transmitting covid from one patient to another after, get this, nursing homes made big donations to his political campaign.

He was later forced to repeal part of that special immunity deal due to public fury, but he tried to deliver favors for campaign cash.

Andrew Cuomo's order to pack the nursing homes -- which had no isolation wards and which barely had any capability of containing an infectious outbreak at all -- with infected and infectious patients just happened to keep those patients out of hospitals.

They murdered tens of thousands of elderly people in nursing homes to spare the hospitals the bother of treating them.

And oh, lookie here -- hospitals also donated hugely to Andrew Cuomo.

It's bad enough that Gov. Cuomo presided over the needless COVID-19 deaths of thousands of vulnerable people in New York nursing homes.

It's bad enough that he wrote a shameful book praising himself for his pandemic response and now is doing a victory lap of self-congratulation in the worst-hit state in the nation.

It's bad enough that he is mounting a pre-election scare campaign on COVID vaccines to stir up anti-vax sentiment for political purposes.

But now we discover that Cuomo got campaign funds from the hospital organizations that lobbied for his lethal policy for the elderly and which then bought TV ads whitewashing his culpability.

An exclusive audit of campaign donations to Cuomo by OpenTheBooks.com shows disturbing links with industry bodies which demanded the disastrous order forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-infected patients hospitals didn't want.

Overall, the audit shows a "systematic pay-to-play culture in Albany," says Adam Andrzejewski, CEO of OpenTheBooks.com, a nonprofit which has compiled a comprehensive database of US public sector expenditures.

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Palate Cleanser: Marvel Comics Still Doesn't Know Why It Has Lost Most of Its Former Readers

—Ace

Enjoy the below tweet, which includes a panel from a recent Iron Man issue.

The panel features Tony Stark being femmesplained about his Toxic Masculinity and White Privilege.

He's being bitchsplained to by a D Minus level superhero called "Hellcat." She's literally a nobody, but her superpower is Spazzing Out Over Phantom Microaggressions.

Tony Stark has saved the world dozens of times, always putting his own life on the line to do so. In fact -- and this is super-dumb, but whatever -- he was in fact killed by Femcel super "hero" Captain Marvel, when he opposed her fascist takeover of the country.

(Something which Marvel portrayed as noble and righteous just because a Strong Empowered Wammen did it.)

This is Marvel's idea of how a founding Avenger should be treated by a no-account nobody climbing bitch.

Because this is Marvel's idea of how all men should be treated in real life.

Well, all white men anyway.

This is Marvel's final fuck-you to the white male audience that has almost entirely deserted it.

Note that while the second, third, and fourth paragraph are altered to make a joke -- and a good one -- the first panel is 100% real.

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Glenn Greenwald Resigns From His Own Media Company, The Intercept -- Because The Editors In Chief Are Repudiating The Site's Mission Statement and Imposing Complete Censorship Over Any Mention of the Biden Crime Family Scandal

—Ace

Instapundit said, in introducing this story, "What is going on in media now is not normal. It is, in fact, a species of coup."

Today I sent my intention to resign from The Intercept, the news outlet I co-founded in 2013 with Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras, as well as from its parent company First Look Media.

The final, precipitating cause is that The Intercept's editors, in violation of my contractual right of editorial freedom, censored an article I wrote this week, refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression.

The censored article, based on recently revealed emails and witness testimony, raised critical questions about Biden’s conduct. Not content to simply prevent publication of this article at the media outlet I co-founded, these Intercept editors also demanded that I refrain from exercising a separate contractual right to publish this article with any other publication.

I had no objection to their disagreement with my views of what this Biden evidence shows: as a last-ditch attempt to avoid being censored, I encouraged them to air their disagreements with me by writing their own articles that critique my perspectives and letting readers decide who is right, the way any confident and healthy media outlet would. But modern media outlets do not air dissent; they quash it. So censorship of my article, rather than engagement with it, was the path these Biden-supporting editors chose.

The censored article will be published on this page shortly. My letter of intent to resign, which I sent this morning to First Look Media's President Michael Bloom, is published below.

As of now, I will be publishing my journalism here on Substack, where numerous other journalists, including my good friend, the great intrepid reporter Matt Taibbi, have come in order to practice journalism free of the increasingly repressive climate that is engulfing national mainstream media outlets across the country.

This was not an easy choice: I am voluntarily sacrificing the support of a large institution and guaranteed salary in exchange for nothing other than a belief that there are enough people who believe in the virtues of independent journalism and the need for free discourse who will be willing to support my work by subscribing.

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But the pathologies, illiberalism, and repressive mentality that led to the bizarre spectacle of my being censored by my own media outlet are ones that are by no means unique to The Intercept. These are the viruses that have contaminated virtually every mainstream center-left political organization, academic institution, and newsroom. I began writing about politics fifteen years ago with the goal of combatting media propaganda and repression, and -- regardless of the risks involved -- simply cannot accept any situation, no matter how secure or lucrative, that forces me to submit my journalism and right of free expression to its suffocating constraints and dogmatic dictates.


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When the three of us as co-founders made the decision early on that we would not attempt to manage the day-to-day operations of the new outlet, so that we could instead focus on our journalism, we negotiated the right of approval for senior editors and, especially the editor-in-chief. The central responsibility of the person holding that title was to implement, in close consultation with us, the unique journalistic vision and journalistic values on which we founded this new media outlet.

Chief among those values was editorial freedom, the protection of a journalist's right to speak in an honest voice, and the airing rather than suppression of dissent from mainstream orthodoxies and even collegial disagreements with one another. That would be accomplished, above all else, by ensuring that journalists, once they fulfilled the first duty of factual accuracy and journalistic ethics, would be not just permitted but encouraged to express political and ideological views that deviated from mainstream orthodoxy and those of their own editors; to express themselves in their own voice of passion and conviction rather stuffed into the corporatized, contrived tone of artificial objectivity, above-it-all omnipotence; and to be completely free of anyone else's dogmatic beliefs or ideological agenda -- including those of the three co-founders.

The current iteration of The Intercept is completely unrecognizable when compared to that original vision. Rather than offering a venue for airing dissent, marginalized voices and unheard perspectives, it is rapidly becoming just another media outlet with mandated ideological and partisan loyalties, a rigid and narrow range of permitted viewpoints (ranging from establishment liberalism to soft leftism, but always anchored in ultimate support for the Democratic Party), a deep fear of offending hegemonic cultural liberalism and center-left Twitter luminaries, and an overarching need to secure the approval and admiration of the very mainstream media outlets we created The Intercept to oppose, critique and subvert.

As a result, it is a rare event indeed when a radical freelance voice unwelcome in mainstream precincts is published in The Intercept. Outisde reporters or writers with no claim to mainstream acceptability -- exactly the people we set out to amplify -- have almost no chance of being published. It is even rarer for The Intercept to publish content that would not fit very comfortably in at least a dozen or more center-left publications of similar size which pre-dated its founding, from Mother Jones to Vox and even MSNBC.

Courage is required to step out of line, to question and poke at those pieties most sacred in one's own milieu, but fear of alienating the guardians of liberal orthodoxy, especially on Twitter, is the predominant attribute of The Intercept’s New-York based editorial leadership team. As a result, The Intercept has all but abandoned its core mission of challenging and poking at, rather than appeasing and comforting, the institutions and guardians most powerful in its cultural and political circles.

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[T]he brute censorship this week of my article -- about the Hunter Biden materials and Joe Biden's conduct regarding Ukraine and China, as well my critique of the media's rank-closing attempt, in a deeply unholy union with Silicon Valley and the "intelligence community," to suppress its revelations -- eroded the last justification I could cling to for staying. It meant that not only does this media outlet not provide the editorial freedom to other journalists, as I had so hopefully envisioned seven years ago, but now no longer even provides it to me. In the days heading into a presidential election, I am somehow silenced from expressing any views that random editors in New York find disagreeable, and now somehow have to conform my writing and reporting to cater to their partisan desires and eagerness to elect specific candidates.

To say that such censorship is a red line for me, a situation I would never accept no matter the cost, is an understatement. It is astonishing to me, but also a reflection of our current discourse and illiberal media environment, that I have been silenced about Joe Biden by my own media outlet.

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Unexpectedly, In France, Three Killed by Islamic Knife Attacks

—Ace

Assassins.

Three people have died in a knife attack at a church in Nice, in what French President Emmanuel Macron said was an "Islamist terrorist attack".

He said France would not surrender its core values after visiting the Notre-Dame basilica in the southern city. An extra 4,000 troops are being deployed to protect churches and schools.

In Nice, one elderly victim was "virtually beheaded", officials said. Another woman and a man also died.

A male suspect was shot and detained.

Anti-terror prosecutors have opened an investigation into the attack and France has raised its national security alert to its highest level.

French media are quoting sources close to the investigation as saying the attacker was a 21-year-old Tunisian migrant, however the authorities have not provided any details.

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi spoke of "Islamo-fascism" and said the suspect had "repeated endlessly 'Allahu Akbar' (God is greatest)".


This comes as France and Germany lock down their economies again.

France restores a lockdown on Friday, ordering people to stay at home unless for essential work or medical reasons.

President Emmanuel Macron said the country risked being "overwhelmed by a second wave that no doubt will be harder than the first".

Daily Covid deaths in France are at the highest level since April. On Wednesday, 36,437 new cases and 244 deaths were confirmed.

We shut our borders to prevent the entry of persons from countries with uncontrolled outbreaks of deadly viruses.

Why is it "racist" to shut our borders to countries which have large populations infected with an ideological virus that causes them to randomly murder our countrymen?

There is no test to determine if someone is a carrier of a deadly ideological virus. The only way to guess at at a border-crossers' infection state is to ask him questions -- but this "test" is flawed in that the means of defeating it are so obvious. That is, you just lie and say, "No, I am not an Osama bin Ladin worshipping Death Cultists."

The left -- and the NeverTrump quisling pseudoright -- has claimed that it is unconstitutional to use someone's social media history to determine if his answers to such questions are truthful.

Even if that were not the case, there is no way that our State Department employees -- lazy bureaucrats who are also globalist leftists who do not believe in borders -- are going to conduct the necessary investigations into would-be travelers or immigrants to the US.

But whatever, their leftist Twitter Heroes told them it was "racist" to impose minimum common-sense barriers against the entry of terrorists into the country and any time a leftwing tells you something is racist you have to believe them. They're the experts, after all.

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Unexpectedly, National Gross Domestic Product Grows At All Time Record, Doubling Previous Record Set in 1950

—Ace

A usual rate of growth for a good quarter (annualized) of growth is 3%.

The US economy grew by 33.1% in the third quarter.

U.S. GDP accelerated at a 33.1% annualized pace in the third quarter, the Commerce Department reported.

That was better than the 32% estimate from a Dow Jones economist survey.

A surge in business and residential investment along with stronger consumer activity helped the economy after its worst-ever quarter in Q2.


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The gain came after a 31.4% plunge in the second quarter and was better than the 32% estimate from economists surveyed by Dow Jones. The previous post-World War II record was the 16.7% burst in the first quarter of 1950.

Meanwhile, Democrats, and NeverTrump Traitors, are pushing Lockdowns Forever for a respiratory illness which, while bad, is only twice as deadly as the flu we get literally every fucking year.

Earlier in the campaign slow Joe was talking about a K shaped recovery, without understanding what he was saying. I think he was trying to say the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, which is stupid.

Well, the "K" means that the rich get richer and everyone else flatlines. Think of the K tipped over on to its back.

but what IS happening could be described as a K shaped recovery as applied to different regions. Leftist shitholes are headed even further down - states that are opening up and allowing growth are not only getting their own natural growth, but also the growth from all of the business in the shithole states that is moving.

Posted by: Tom Servo

Also: the shitholes' primary industries seem to be arson and looting.

And you just can't build a future on that.


Unbelievable: So, as I mentioned above, the 33.1% growth rate is annulalized. That means, the single quarter of growth is multiplied by four to tell you how much we grew if this same rate of growth continued for a year.

This is literally how GDP is always reported -- taking the one quarter rate and multiplying by four to get an annualized figure.

When you read that a quarter's growth rate was 3.2%, that's the annualized figure. The actual number for the growth in just this quarter would be 0.8%.

But this is how it has always been reported.

Except now. Now the Washington Posts decides to, for the first time in history, report the GDP growth rate on a non-annualized basis, to make it look smaller.

However: The 31.4% contraction we saw in the second quarter was also annualized, or multiplied by four. The actual rate of contraction was around 7.5%.

So: Does the Washington Post reduce the second quarter's contraction in a consistent way, to compare apples with apples?

Answer: No, of course not. They claim that the growth this quarter was 7.4%, which of course barely compares to the second quarter's 31.4% contraction.

Un.

Fucking.

Believable.

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Documents From Key Source in Hunter Biden Investigation Stolen From Mail;
UPS Conducting "Urgent" Investigation to Find the Documents

—Ace

A source tells me this is very real.


The United Parcel Service (UPS) says it is "conducting an urgent investigation" into the missing Hunter Biden documents that were shipped by Fox News from New York to Los Angeles earlier this week.

UPS confirmed to left-wing financial news website Business Insider that the cache of documents, mentioned by Fox News host Tucker Carlson on his Wednesday night show, disappeared somewhere within it’s network.

Carlson said that "on Monday of this week, we received from a source a collection of confidential documents related to the Biden family. We believe those documents are authentic, they’re real, and they’re damning."

The host explained that the package was initially sent to Fox news’s main office in New York while he and a producer were in Los Angeles conducting his interview with Hunter Biden’s former business partner Tony Bobulinski about the Biden's corrupt business dealings in China, Ukraine, and other countries.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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I am sick and tired of our current crop of politicians who obfuscate and triangulate and manipulate and bullshit and behave in all respects like psychopathic liars, because that's what they are.

And even worse, they exude the slime in which they have been immersed for their entire political careers...the evil, primordial ooze of inside-the-beltway and inside-the-state-houses. They have on them the stench of power brokers and lobbyists and corporate pay-offs and dirty backroom deals and all of the things we despise about government.

President Trump is different. And not just a little bit different. Constitutionally different. he does not have the sleaze gene that seems to be required for success in American government.

Is he a braggart? Sure! Just ask your fisherman friend how big his last catch was and you'll get the same sort of behavior. But the President has tremendous domestic and foreign policy successes about which to brag. So I happily forgive him his hyperbole.

Does he sometimes paint a rosy picture of the future? Yup! It's called optimism. Bubbling, gleeful, happy optimism, and I absolutely love it! I want my president to be an unabashed cheerleader for America, Americans, and American Exceptionalism, and Donald Trump is exactly that.

One thing he doesn't do is lie. And unlike his predecessor, whose lies were carefully covered up by a compliant and fawning media, president Trump's every utterance is fact-checked and pored over and deconstructed and parsed for the slightest flaws.

He has comported himself well in spite of this constant barrage from the barking leftists at MSNBC and the WaPo and the execrable NYT.

He has not lost his sense of humor and his love for America, and that says a lot about his psychological fortitude and outlook.

Trump Still Wins the Personality Contest

Put aside all his outstanding policy accomplishments, both foreign and domestic, we actually love his personality. We love his humor. This will shock the sophistos. I mean, it is the height of sophistication to say, “Trump may have done good things policy-wise but—tut-tut—you have to look past his personality. Have you seen those tweets?”

We thought it was hilarious when he invited the Russians to “find” Hillary’s 30,000 emails. We laughed out loud when he said, “Maybe I will run for a third term.” Or when he looked skyward and suggested he was the “chosen one” to deal with China.

When he talks to 20,000 people, he holds them in the palm of his hand largely through humor—humor that his opponents almost certainly get, but they use against him nonetheless by pretending he was serious. Lesley Stahl did this schtick on the 60 Minutes interview when she asked him about begging suburban women to love him. Lesley, he was doing a bit.

So who would you rather invite into your home and sit down at the dinner table with? President Trump, his lovely and stunningly elegant wife and his young son (who seems to be rather normal), or his predecessor, with his haughty arrogance and his cold and nasty wife?

Who would be more fun? Who would thank you for the meal? Who would bring a nice gift for his host?

I can't think of another politician I would rather have in my home. I will even forgive the president for being a teetotaler!

[Hat Tip: Bluebell]

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Bay Of Naples
Christen Kobke

It's not great art, but it sure does please the eye.

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The Morning Report - 10/29/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Thursday and before getting started, Hurricane Zeta slammed into the Gulf Coast just to the southwest of New Orleans. So far, one death has been reported and 500,000 are without power. Prayers up for all affected.

Onto the situation, just about every link in every category for today converges at a single point - November 3rd, 2020. The rioting and mayhem centered on Philadelphia but flaring up elsewhere over the death of a black man lunging at cops with a knife and getting shot and killed, the fear-mongering over the Chinese virus that is provably only incrementally more lethal than seasonal flu to the most vulnerable and the continued censorship or otherwise attempted discrediting of the vast criminal pay-for-play long con of the Biden Family all have one goal, and that is sabotage the more than likely Trump victory that will happen five days from now or not long after, the ballot counting deadline shenanigans notwithstanding.

What happens after November 3rd (ish) will truly be an absolute crossroads in the life of this nation going forward every bit as crucial as April 19th, 1775, April 12th, 1861, December 7th, 1941 and September 11th, 2001. It took almost 100 years but the government, society and all the institutions and norms associated with it that despite our differences were supposed to keep us unified have been so thoroughly compromised and corrupted, whether for ideological or personal gain (or both), that we are at the point of collapse. 12 years ago, Barack Obama's election was seen as progressivism's final victory over what that movement's followers viewed as a deeply flawed if not completely illegitimate nation. But we the people did not go quietly into that good night. The overt pillaging and persecution of the American people by him and his fellow Democrats and the feckless, useless and ultimately collaborationist GOP-e engendered a reaction: Donald J. Trump.

And for the mortal sin of no longer taking a rhetorical anal gang rape and being grateful for it by shouting "enough!" and electing Trump, we must be destroyed. It's not just because Trump campaigned on draining the swamp, it's because he fulfilled his promise to do so, the sabotage from all sides including many allegedly on our own notwithstanding. Before the phony pandemic lockdown and strangulation of our economy and of our Constitutional rights, President Trump did more to advance our rights, our prosperity and our security, at home and abroad, than arguably any other president in our history. In order to do that, he had to drive a stake into the heart of a vampire that had been sucking the life out of our nation. That vampire is far from dead, as we can see from the riots, the election rigging, the censorship and demonization, and all the other meshugas erupting before us as Election Day draws near. As horrendous as the crimes and moral decay of the Bidens are, they're merely a microcosm of the corrosively evil system and movement that he's a part of.

I suppose this editorial is better suited for next Tuesday morning but my muse is what it is. Many of the links are worthy of a flaming skull in their own right but when you're inundated with them simultaneously, which has been the case now going on several weeks, it makes the task of focusing in on one thing next to impossible. But still I persist. Even if as all real indicators, as well as my gut, tell me that Trump will win this thing, the insurrection against him will only intensify. That said, with no re-election to be concerned with, there will be nothing to hold him back in dealing with it. In terms of BLM/Antifa - the Armed Militant Wing of the Democrat Party - even Rush Limbaugh said yesterday, echoing what we have been shrieking for months now, that Trump should send these terrorists to GITMO.

As far as the Deep State embeds still infesting virtually every bureaucracy and agency, the mission should be to not only purge as many as possible, but to try and abolish and dissolve entire agencies altogether. I'm looking right at the FBI and the CIA, to say nothing of the EPA and the IRS (I can dream, can't I?).

But then, as I have often pondered and will ponder that much more in the next four years, what comes after Trump? It's either national divorce or complete victory over the Democrat-Socialist anti-American enterprise. That means, retaking academia top to bottom, and that is a generational struggle which I can't even begin to figure out how to accomplish.

What cannot go on, will not go on. There is no common ground with which to even base the most basic rapprochement. It's us or them. You're either with us or with the terrorists. For now, there's only next Tuesday. And if we do not win clearly and unambiguously, there's no tomorrow.

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Big headlines:

- How in the hell did crucial documentary evidence allegedly proving Biden criminality just disappear from a UPS pouch? Either TuCa is setting people up for some sort of sting or the FBI/CIA intercepted the documents. With a totally kosher FISA warrant no doubt. Can't believe they don't have at least a dozen copies. Sheesh.
- Rioting in Philly was tamped down from the last two nights although cops seized a car with all kinds of explosive devices and weapons. Send them to GITMO.
- France declares national lockdown and the stock market plunges because of a virus that is essentially a little more deadly than seasonal flu. Tell me they're not looking to sabotage Trump at the last minute.
- SCOTUS allows ballot cheating in NC 5-3, as ACB arrived too late to be a factor.
- Dems demand ACB recuse from the Pennsy ballot case. Just like Elena Kagen recused herself from Obamacare challenges.
- Trump still ascendant and Goofy Joey Bribem sundowning, figuratively and literally.
- Lifelong black Democrat councilman from Flint, MI endorses Trump.
- Ted Cruz wails on Jack Dorsey over censorship.

And other picture postcards. I yield the remainder of my time.

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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (10/28/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

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

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

Quote II

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


Quote III

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


Quote IV

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


Quote V

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

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Quarantine Cafe: Kick Evil In the Guts Edition

—Ace

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


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

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

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

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

—Ace

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

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

It's Miles Taylor.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Is Florida Already Won For Trump?

—Ace

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

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

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

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

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

Democrats have 305649 "supervoters" left to vote.

And Republicans?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

—Ace

Two possibilities:

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

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

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

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

Is it Christopher Wray, by any chance?

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

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

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

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

"Not about that story specifically," Zuckerberg replied.

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

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

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

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

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Soiboi Strategists Plot the Coming Civil War

—Ace

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

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In Senate Testimony, Jack Dorsey Commits Perjury

—Ace

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

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

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

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

In a provable way.

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

—Ace

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

That's silly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2016 EV Gap was 45,072.

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

Jon Ralston says Dems should be worried.

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

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

Republicans have pushed the idea of in-person voting.

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

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

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


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

So that Republican vote does not contain many defectors.

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

—Ace

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

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


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

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

He claims that Jim Biden chuckled.

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

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

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

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

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

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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

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

As Chris Taylor commented on Twitter a few days ago:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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On The Swing
Nikolai Yaroshenko

[It isn't what you think]

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The Morning Report - 10/28/20

—J.J. Sefton

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

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

Here's a recap of why Bobulinski came forward:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here's part of the report:

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

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

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

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

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

Elsewhere...

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

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

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (10/27/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

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


Quote II

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


Quote III

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


Quote IV

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


Quote V

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


Quote VI

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

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Highly Suggestible Morons Open Thread/
Tony Bobulinski on Tucker Carlson

—Ace

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

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

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

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

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

—Ace

No fraud, anywhere!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

The parties are thrown after everyone votes, she said.

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

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

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

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

Rodriguez: "About doing stuff illegal?"

Journalist: "I'm sorry?"

Rodriguez: "About doing stuff illegal?"

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

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

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

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

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


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American Greatness Poll: Trump Takes Four Point Lead in Florida

—Ace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

—Ace

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

—Ace

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

—Ace

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

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

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

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

As his CNN chumpmate Fredo Cuomo does here.

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

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

—Ace

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

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

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

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

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

—Ace

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

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

He's now routinely falling behind Fox Business repeats.

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

...

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

...

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

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

But Shep Smith thought he was the secret sauce.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Saint Sebastian
Tiziano Vecellio

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

I think the contrast is fascinating.

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The Morning Report - 10/27/20

—J.J. Sefton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Disgusting.

Elsewhere...

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

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (10/26/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

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


Quote II

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


Quote III

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


Quote IV

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

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


Quote V

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


Quote VI

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


Quote VII

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

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