September 29, 2020

Bill Richardson -- Corrupt Clinton Administration Fixer and Former Governor of New Mexico -- Accused of Rampant Bribe-Taking, Including in the Form of "Sexual Services and Favors"

—Ace

Scumbag, pedophile, and high Democrat official.


Former New Mexico Democratic Governor Bill Richardson is accused of raking in hundreds of thousands in bribes and kickbacks to fund debauched lifestyle including 'sexual services and favors'

Bill Richardson has been accused of running a scheme in which he raked in over $100k of dollars in bribes while in office

Richardson, 72, served as Governor for New Mexico from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2010

According to a recently unsealed legal complaint obtained by DailyMail.com, Richardson used the money to fund a luxury and debauched lifestyle

His lifestyle allegedly included 'sexual services and favors' funded by the scam dubbed the 'Richardson Ring'

The lawsuit claims that Governor Richardson was able to place his trusted 'operatives' in state government jobs to cover-up his wrongdoing

Richardson, a career politician, was previously accused of having sex with Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Roberts when she was underage, a claim he has denied

Roberts named Richardson among several others as men Ghislaine Maxwell told her to have sex with in court documents

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Netflix's Follow-Up to Cuties is a Movie About a Gay Dude Who F#cks a Female Octopus

—Ace

Perfect.

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University of Chicago English Department Declares: We Will Hire No Professors Except for Those Working in "Black Studies"

—Ace

Because of Burn Loot Murder.

The New Jim Crow is at 25% power, and people still aren't objecting. So they'll take it up to 50% and see how everyone likes it then.

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Just Declassified: US Had Intelligence That Russian Intelligence Had Information That Hillary Clinton Intended To Launch The Whole "Russia Collusion" Smear Against Trump

—Ace

Just declassified by DNI John Ratcliffe:

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Obama was briefed about this -- days before he ordered US intelligence to participate in Hillary Clinton's smear operation.

I'm not sure what this proves -- just because Russian intelligence says that Hillary Clinton is preparing an information operation against Trump doesn't necessarily make that information op false -- but the timing is very sus (as the kids say).

How did Russia find out about the Clinton smear plan?

Could it be because Russia had an asset embedded in the Democrat policy infrastructure which was feeding the Clinton campaign and FusionGPS these lies, and the asset reported to his spymasters that they were eating it up?


Or: As commenters suggest -- it could just be proof that Russia was reading every Hillary-world email, straight off her absurdly-compromised Secret Toilet Server.

Filbert says to pay attention to point 3. Let's do that: US had intelligence, from a Russian intelligence leak no less, that Hillary Clinton was pushing this bullshit to tag Trump with some kind of "national security problem" story -- to mitigate the fallout from her own real national security problem.

Just as we always suspected.

And instead of taking that as a caution flag, Obama and Biden decided to launch Operation Crossfire Hurricane. And Crossfire Razor, to get Flynn.

More: Here's Hillary Clinton operative debuting the Russia Collusion Hoax on TV, July 24th, 2016.

Just days later, Obama told his government to turn Hillary Clinton's political op into a national security crisis.

Thanks to Jack "GanjaMan" Straw.

Twitter is Chinese Government Ops and Should be Treated as Such:

310 And just like that , "Ratcliffe" is trending on Twitter, and if you click, it goes directly to Natasha Bertrand shitting all over Ratcliffe with commenters saying he's doing the "GRU's work."

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A Very Special Individual Demands We Stop Saying "Straight" to Mean Straight, Because That Doesn't Include His Particular Bizarre Mix-and-Match Sexuality

—Ace

This sounds like a parody, but this guy protected his account, which is not something a parodist would do.

A parodist wants to be read. Getting a lot of links is the whole goal. "Thae" say that we can't call straight people straight, because that... I don't know, excludes transsexuals who identify as X are are attracted to Type B genitals?

I really don't understand. I began trying to game out the LSAT Logic Puzzle of what kind of sexuality you'd have if you were a man pretending to be a woman who was still attracted to women, and then I realized, "I don't care, I'm not going to waste any of my brainpower trying to puzzle out the exact nature of the sexual fetishes of mentally-ill narcissists/hysterics."

So I stopped.


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"Doctor" Jill Biden Orders Jake Tapper to No Longer Ask About Biden's Gaffes, and Former Democrat Staffer Jake Tapper Complies

—Ace

Fake Tapper simps for Democrats again.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's wife, Jill Biden, shut down a question Sunday from CNN’s Jake Tapper about any "gaffe" her husband may make.

"Oh, you can't even go there," Jill Biden told the "State of the Union" host when he led into a question by noting that the former vice president "has been known to make the occasional gaffe."

"After Donald Trump, you cannot even say the word gaffe," she said.


"I can't even say the word gaffe?" Tapper asked.

"Nope. Done. It's gone," she responded.

"Over, so over," she added.

What an absolute pussy this frown-furrowed goose-honking jagoff is. He's a simp and a gimp.

A short video clip of this compliant Democrat operative meekly receiving his orders is here.

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Lawsuit Alleges That "Judge" Andrew Napolitano Forced Man Into BDSM Gay Sex Games

—Ace

This is very on-brand for libertarians and very on-brand for the media generally.

The alleged victim, James Kruzelnick, claims in the suit filed in New Jersey state court that he met Napolitano while working as a waiter at the Mohawk House restaurant in Sparta, NJ, in 2014.

During one of his visits, Napolitano allegedly followed Kruzelnick into the bathroom at the restaurant and groped him, the suit states.

"Defendant Napolitano grabbed plaintiff's buttocks, and told him that ‘you are just so hot,'" according to the suit.

...

In September 2015, he agreed to meet Napolitano at his house -- where the former judge allegedly coerced him into BDSM sex games.

As Kruzelnick was sitting in Napolitano's living room, the judge walked over to him with his pants down and said, "I am really into certain things," then sat on his lap.

"I want you to start slapping me really hard," Napolitano allegedly told Kruzelnick, demanding that he "just f--king do it!" when he was skeptical, the suit states.

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During a final alleged encounter, Napolitano attempted to r@pe and force Kruzelnick to perform oral sex on him while the two were at his farm in 2017.

The lawsuit further alleges that Napolitano promised light treatment in the Kruzelnick's brother's legal problems.

That's a similar allegation to a lawsuit filed two weeks ago.

A former New Jersey man claims he was sexually assaulted by celebrity Judge Andrew Napolitano in exchange for a lenient sentence in an arson case in the 1980s, according to a bombshell lawsuit filed Friday.

The alleged victim, Charles Corbishley, also alleges the judge tried to block him from filing the suit in Manhattan federal court by lodging false police reports against him, the suit states.

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Corbishley, who now lives in South Carolina, claimed in the suit that the abuse happened after he was indicted for arson in 1987 and retained a corrupt lawyer named Robert Hollis.

Hollis, who was later indicted for running a multimillion-dollar prostitution scheme, got Corbishley's case transferred to the courtroom of Napolitano, whom he called "a friend," according to the suit.

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"He proceeded to place his hand on plaintiff's shoulder, and forced plaintiff to his knees. As he pushed plaintiff down toward the ground, defendant told plaintiff to ‘be a good boy'," the suit states.

The judge then forced him to perform oral sex on him, according to the suit.

After the alleged abuse, the judge gave him an extremely light sentence, allowing him to avoid any jail time in exchange for community service, the suit states.


Does anyone know the backstory regarding why "Judge" Napolitano stopped being a judge? He didn't serve long. Just eight years.

Apparently he hasn't been a judge since 1995. But he's held on to that title like he's held on to his studded riding crop and Iron Maiden Tiara.

From Wikipedia:

Napolitano told friends in 2017 that President Donald Trump has told him he was considering Napolitano for a United States Supreme Court appointment should there be a second vacancy.[4] Ultimately, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was chosen instead.

Yeah okay whatever judge.

Update: "Judge" Slappy Nappy's theme song.

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Trump Requests That Both Candidates Have Their Ears Checked for Hidden Radios; Biden Refuses
Trump Issues Statement

—Ace

Obviously.

Pictures of Biden's ear at debates show what might be a concealed radio.

In this video, Biden seems to be communicating with an unseen party when he says, in a nonsequitor, "Okay, I lost that line."

That statement only makes sense as a cue to an unseen party feeding him lines.

@WardDPatrick

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FOX News has learned new details about debate negotiations between the Biden and Trump campaigns ahead of tonight's debate: (1/3)

Pat Ward @WardDPatrick

The Trump campaign wants the Biden campaign to allow a third party to inspect the ears of the debaters for electronic devices or transmitters. The President has consented to this inspection, but Biden has not – so far. (2/3)

Biden is also demanding Brain Medicine Breaks:

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The Biden campaign requested two breaks (one every thirty minutes) during tonight's program, which was denied by their Trump counterparts, in negotiations over the last several weeks. (3/3)

And of course: There are reports that leftwingers at Fox have already leaked the specific questions to Biden.

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@toddstarnes

Word on the street is that @JoeBiden got tonight's debate questions in advance - per @KXEL1540

By the way, Sundown Joe called a lid on the day yesterday around 9:30 am.

Biden sent out his wife Jill, as usual, to campaign on his behalf, while he's sitting in the basement popping Brain Pills.

Here's an absurd picture of "Doctor" Jill Biden engaging in Social Distancing Theater.

This has got to be the stupidest and most obvious campaign "theme" I've seen.

Update: Biden's team first agreed to the inspection for electronic items, then, today, refused.

My theory: This is an attempt to get Trump to cancel the debate.

Because Biden needs to get out of the debate, but can't be seen cancelling it himself.

@ebonybowden NEW: Joe Biden's campaign agreed to an inspection for electronic ear pieces at tonight’s debate several days ago but are now declining, a source familiar tells me.

Update: Statement from the Trump campaign:

"Joe Biden's handlers several days ago agreed to a pre-debate inspection for electronic earpieces but today abruptly reversed themselves and declined. Biden's handlers have asked for multiple breaks during the debate, which President Trump doesn't need, so we have rejected that request. On top of the refusal to take a drug test, it seems pretty obvious that the Biden team is looking for any safety net they can find in the hours leading up to the debate. With his 47 years as a failed Washington politician, how much help does Biden want?"
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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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The Democrat party constantly accuses Republicans of being racist, jingoistic haters; driving America back to nativist sensibilities. Apparently the secret goal of everyone in America to the right of Alexandra Donkey-Chompers is some agrarian idyll in which everyone is lily White, Protestant, hunts wetbacks for sport, and hates everyone even slightly different.

And yet...the vitriol heaped upon anyone who deviates from the orthodoxy of the Democrat/Leftist platform is breathtaking in its vileness. And that orthodoxy includes aggressive atheism. So Amy Coney Barrett is now ground zero for the vileness because of her religiosity.

They have already suggested something untoward about her and her husband's adoption of two children from Haiti; apparently it is impossible for the Left to understand that a family can have enough love to go around for more than the Democrat-mandated two children per household.

I have no idea whether Amy Coney Barrett adopted two children and had five more because of her Catholicism, or that she simply wanted lots of kids. I don't know, and I don't care. I think that anyone who is willing to adopt children is head and shoulders above many, and the extra difficulty inherent in adopting form another country speaks well of Barrett and her husband.

ACB vs. 'Know-Nothing' Democrats

The Democrats have essentially given up on blocking the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. This does not imply, however, that they will fail to turn her hearings into a nasty farce of smears of the nominee as an adherent to a voodoo-like religious devotion, and a passionate seeker of an America with no assisted healthcare and back-alley abortions.

The strategy mirrors the malicious fiction then-Senators Joe Biden and Teddy Kennedy threw at Robert Bork in 1987. Barrett, like Bork, is obviously a person of outstanding character and intelligence with impeccable credentials as a law professor and judge. It will not be easy for Democrats to portray such an accomplished and attractive person and personality, who departed for Washington with her husband and family of seven in a minivan, as the slavering primitivist that is their preferred caricature.

This is nothing more than the Left's hatred of religion, which is a direct competitor to their own psychotic replacement for God: the socialist/communist/progressive cult. But the additional target of Catholicism is too tempting for them to pass up, and it is simply a confirmation of their own hatred of anyone and anything that does not adhere to their mindless communitarian world view. They will trot out the tired idiocy of dual loyalties to America and the Vatican, and suggest that Barrett's rejection of abortion (The Left's sacrament) is proof of her loyalty to the Church.

By I refute that with my own rationale...I am not Catholic, and I am not particularly religious, yet the horror of abortion is clear to me, based on things other than religious philosophy.

Respect for human life is not expressly religious; respect for the life of an unborn child is not necessarily based on religious dogma. A logical defense of the assumption that life begins at conception can be entirely separate from any discussion of the soul or other religiously inspired argument.

But...I hope they attack her Catholicism. I hope they are vicious and cruel and vile when they talk about her children (adopted or natural...they are the same thing). I do not believe that America is so far gone that we will accept disgusting partisan attacks on this woman.

And yes, the last confirmation hearings suggest that I am wrong, but Amy Coney Barrett is a mother as well as a jurist, and that is a powerful and positive thing that maybe; just maybe will allow America to see, for a little while, what the Democrat/progressive mindset is.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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The Fisherman
Max Kurzweil

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The Morning Report - 9/29/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Tuesday and tonight, supposedly, will be the first Trump vs. shrieking rutabaga debate. The Dems have nothing except Biden's 47-year career of enriching himself and his family at the expense of the taxpayer and the dissolution of our society. That's why the goniffing pervert dementia patient will just pound his shoe and spout lies. Thank goodness we have Chris Wallace there to keep order and put him in his place. Pfft. All Trump has to do is be himself and not Paul Ryan circa 2012. Hammer him and his son, go after his racialism against blacks and he's home free. That is, unless there is a debate at all. Biden has been held incommunicado 10 days out of the last 30 while Trump is all over the country holding massive rallies as well as garnering even more Nobel Prize nominations (his third came yesterday from a group of Norwegian academics) for initiating a titanic shift in the right direction in the world's #1 hotspot, the Middle East. Not that the press covers it. But I digress.

Sundown Joe is sundowning more and more with each passing day. They may have tried rejiggering (racist?) his circadian rhythms but doing that with an aging dementia patient who must be on a wicked drug and vitamin cocktail is playing with fire. I'm kind of shocked they didn't pull the plug yesterday. Malig-Nancy Pelosi has been teeing up the vile Trump-is-a-liar-and-unworthy-of-being-debated excuse for them to whip out for at least a week. I have to wonder of ol' Joe doesn't like being told what to do and is going rogue.

Meanwhile, coming on the heels of yesterday's Project Veritas footage of Bro-Fo bros ballot tampering in Minneapolis, James O'Keefe's group dropped more secret footage of fraud just as the Minneapolis PD has announced they are going to investigate. Frankly, given the politics of that city and state, the Dresden treatment it's endured since the end of last May and the fact that Keith "X" Ellison is the state's AG, color me slightly skeptical that this will go anywhere, let alone in time to prevent shenanigans come Election Day, er, Week, er Month, er... Whatever. That said, strangely enough, even the radical Maoists on the city council are now openly backing away from their earlier drive to eliminate the police department. Not that that means they've suddenly found morality and ethics, when it comes to election rigging. In their twisted world, it's both moral and ethical to prevent anyone challenging Marxist-Leninism from winning an election.

But wait, there's more! Massive fraud has been exposed in Texas as well as all sorts of hinky shenanigans and incompetence all over the Rotten Apple. If Trump wins by whatever margin, as I think he will (please G-d), it must mean that discounting the fraud it will be as close to a landslide as we've come since 1984.

Whatever one's opinion of the GOP-e, there are some encouraging signs that despite the usual dead end Deep State globalists still entrenched, perhaps it's the beginning of the end of them.

"It's only Monday," [Republican Louisiana Sen. John] Kennedy quipped. "So far, Judge Barrett has been called a religious bigot, a racist, an antifeminist, anti-public health. Her opponents haven't gotten around yet to calling her an alien lizard person, but it'll come. Before it's over with, I'm afraid, that they will accuse her of drowning little newborn puppies."

"That's not what this is all about though, and I think almost all of my Democratic colleagues know that none of these things are true," he continued. "This is what they're upset about. Judge Barrett is a Constitutionalist, which means she's a Madisonian, which means she believes in the separation of powers, which means she believes that federal judges are not politicians in robes, which means she believes that the United States Supreme Court is not supposed to be a mini Congress, which means that she believes that federal judges are not supposed to try to rewrite the Constitution every other Thursday to advance a political or social agenda that they can't get by the voters, which means that she believes that the law is not supposed to be politics practiced a different way."

Kennedy gets it. Not only are his barbs worthy of the snark written by the cobs and commenters here at the HQ, but he's totally on point about who the Democrats are, whaty they do and what's at stake. More like this guy, please. That said, we still have rioting and mayhem in the cities that are now spreading out to the suburbs, lockdown and psychological warfare/abuse on the citizenry inflicted on us by Democrats on the pretext of a virus that is provably no more lethal or marginally more than season flu, and a country that is breaking apart not over one or two policy differences but on the very existence of the country itself.

I had this long essay from Angelo Codevilla above the fold yesterday but it didn't seem to get any traction. I think it really deserves a read, depressing as it is.

The revolution long since destroyed the original American republic in the minds, hearts, and habits of a critical mass of citizens. They neither want nor are any longer able to live as Americans had lived until so recently. Loudly, they declare that the rest of us are racists, etc., unworthy of self-government. No one can undo that. Chances are against the undoing happening on its own. The longer we pretend to live under precisely the same laws, the likelier we will end up killing one another. We must not do that. And yet regional differences notwithstanding, we are mostly intermingled. Sorting ourselves into compatible groups is part of the American genius and tradition. More of that has been happening and more will happen yet. If we want to live in peace, as we should, we must contrive to agree to disagree to accommodate peace. The greatest benefit that would come from the Left's defeat in the 2020 election is the possibility that it may become possible to convince the ruling class, if not the intersectionals, that such accommodation is the best deal they can get. But the intersectionals are violent enemies -- who must be dealt with as such. Fortunately, there are more spoiled children among them than heroes.

The "intersectionals" is Codevilla's term for the violent BLM/Antifa types. He games out the two scenarios of a Trump loss or a Trump victory and, like me, comes to the same conclusion that the America we knew, or thought we knew prior to 2008 or for me 2001 is gone. I'm praying that in the wake of Trump winning that perhaps it's at least a Battle of Britain moment for the nation. The war will no doubt drag on but at least it buys us time and perhaps will lead us to the road back, though that can never be known. And since we can never really know the future, that is reason enough for hope. It took the Democrats a little over 100 years to sharia their way to this point. It's kind of a damn shame that time and again, we only recognize the danger when we're almost to the point of no return. Meh, it is what it is. But the Leftists are not infallible. Powerful as they are, and in control of so many institutions of government and society, they can still be overcome.

Aux barricades!

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (9/28/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“The U.S.A. is a first-world country but it is acting like a third-world country,” U Aung Thu Nyein, a political analyst in Myanmar

Quote II

“Ms. Kitts explained to the policy officer and administrators that she has asthma, but they ignored her,” “Their position was that un-masked asthmatic must leave the stadium, (which) is not consistent with any directive or other law.”attorney Maurice A. Thompson

Quote III

“It's very clear, across the UK, that this ill-thought-out 10pm curfew, has pushed everyone out of venues with socially distanced measures, into the streets, into off-licences, supermarkets, overcrowded public transport and house parties. Every operator predicted this. Shambolic.”Sacha Lord, night-time economy adviser for Greater Manchester


Quote IV

As a former accountant, please allow me to explain why all of today’s newly formed tax experts are fucking morons, and we should metaphorically put a brick in a sock and beat them over the head with it until they shut up.Larry Correia


Quote V

“All of my students and their parents were always cool with me because basically they knew me,” Sylvain Helaine


Quote VI

"It's not a ban, it's a nudge," Kate Harrison, a council member

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Quarantine Cafe: New College Mascot Edition

—Ace

BetaC#ck4Life linked this clip of a comedian infiltrating a university's zoom conference to pick a new school mascot.

Also:

VIDEO PROOF OF TRUMP MANHANDLING A WOMAN!!!

We should all appreciate Twitter. Never in human history has there been a more revolutionary mode of education. Within mere minutes, thousands of Blue Checks are instantly experts in all manner of fields of study, from virology to federal taxation of property.

Today, we have an exciting new area of Twitter-Related Instant Expertise Syndrome -- Haitian adoption practices.

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Biden's Political Director in Texas is Implicated in Massive -- Massive -- "Ballot Harvesting" Fraud

—Ace

I wish the media and the NeverTrump traitors would spend 1% of the time on insisting on a clean and legal election as they do in demanding that Trump concede no matter what the outcome, or how it was purloined.

You want a peaceful transition of power?

This is not the way to get a peaceful transition of power.

Biden Campaign operatives in Texas are attempting to rig the 2020 election with a massive ballot harvesting scheme, according to two private investigators who testified under oath that they have "video evidence, documentation and witnesses" to prove it. With the help of mass mail-in ballots, the illegal ballot harvesting operation could harvest 700,000 ballots, one Harris County Democrat operative allegedly bragged.

The investigators--a former FBI agent and former police officer--claim that Biden's Texas Political Director Dallas Jones and his cohorts have been "hoarding mail-in and absentee ballots" and ordering operatives to them fill out for people in Harris County illegally, "including dead people, homeless people, and nursing home residents in the 2020 presidential election," Patrick Howley of the National File reported.

While law enforcement agencies are reportedly investigating these potential crimes, nothing will be done about it until "well after the November 3, 2020 election" the former FBI agent said.
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Aguirre noted that the ballot harvesters have been exploiting the elderly with the complicity of nursing home staff.

I have in my possession video-taped interviews of witnesses attesting to the aforementioned people having groups of people completing thousands of absentee and mail-in ballots, including completing ballots for deceased individuals; illegally going into nursing homes, with the complicity of the nursing home staff, and filling out and forging the signatures of nursing home residents; signing up homeless individuals to vote using the ballot harvester's address then completing the ballot and forging the homeless individual’s signature.

This entire operation is being run by the elite politicians of the Democrat Party in Houston/Hams County. FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.


More at the link.

Of course, Ilhan Omar's criminal staffers are doing this in Minnesota as well.

U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has been linked to a massive illegal vote-buying scheme in an elderly community in her heavily Somali district in Minneapolis. The illegal ballot harvesting operation is just the latest in a growing list of federal crimes the self-avowed democratic socialist is alleged to have committed in recent years, including marrying her brother to commit immigration fraud and student loan fraud.

Project Veritas investigators traveled to Minneapolis to see what they could discover regarding the alleged Somali vote harvesting scheme.

"U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar--also affectionately known as a member of 'the Squad' -- and her campaign may be behind one of the biggest voter fraud schemes in American history, but this time, we have it on tape," said Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe.

According to investigative journalist David Steinberg, rumors have swirled for years that Ilhan’s campaign team operated an elaborate system to purchase thousands of votes from seniors when she ran for office in 2016 and 2018. Those allegations have been forwarded to the FBI.

In the first video in the Project Veritas series, Minneapolis ballot harvester Liban Mohamed can be seen bragging that it takes serious money to run a successful vote-harvesting operation.

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"At the end of the street, there are three towers. They’re called Horn Towers, and it’s all seniors," a Somali source told a Project Veritas investigator. "And they took every ballot," the source, a former political worker, added. "Every single ballot. They knock on the door and say, 'your ballots come? Give it to me, give it to me.'"

The woman said she saw political operatives "carrying bags of money" provided by Omar's campaign chair Ali (Isse) Gainey to pay people off. She said he was "coordinating everything."

Omar Jamal, a political insider active in the city's Somali community, corroborated the woman’s claims.

@MinneapolisPD ALLEGATIONS OF VOTER FRAUD BEING EVALUATED. White heavy check mark The MPD is aware of the allegations of vote harvesting. We are in the process of looking into the validity of those statements. No further information is available at this time on this.
Posted by Ace at 07:07 PM Comments

"Shocking" Reversal-of-Forecast for Oregon's State Finances: Instead of Being $2 Billion Short, Oregon is Now Forecasted to Have Two Billon Extra In This Two-Year Budget Cycle

—Ace

No word from Pixy about the comments yet. I'll let you know when he does reply.

From The ARC of History:

A straw in the wind for Trump:

In April, the economists working for the State of Oregon predicted a $2 billion hit to state revenues over the next two years due to coronavirus (Oregon has a two-year budget cycle). That's about five hundred bucks a person.

After all, Second Great Depression, bla, bla, bla.

The economy was obviously going to go south, taking state revenues with it.

And now... never mind.

"We're talking about a $2 billion increase in the current biennium resources, which effectively erases what we had in terms of recession in the forecast," said Mark McMullen, state economist with the Office of Economic Analysis. "We expect to end the biennium about the same as we did in March."

The State of Oregon is now forecasting that it will be collecting more state income tax revenue in 2020 than in 2019.

If this is mirrored nationwide, this is great news for Trump.

Update: Hamsters being kicked now.

Posted by Ace at 06:16 PM Comments

Democrat-Encouraged BLM Riots The Costliest In History, Costing Americans At Least Two Billion Dollars... So Far

—Ace

Note: The comments system called a "lid" at 2:49 pm Eastern. They said they are "prepping for the debate." And also, glitching out due to advanced age and decaying software.

Remember, presidential candidate Kamala Harris declared that it was "critical" that the BLM riots continue:

On the June 18 edition of his show, Colbert said to Harris: "Because it seems to me it has to be sustained in order to maintain the pressure and to maintain that commonality of purpose for people of all races in the United States to bring this kind of justice that is being called for. How important is it for these protests to continue?"

Harris--who did not become Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's running mate until almost two months later in August--indicated that she thought it was "critically important."

"It's critically important," Harris responded to Colbert.


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"So, when I made a decision to become a prosecutor, it was a conscience decision which was to go inside the system and have some leverage there to effectuate change," Harris said.

"I say that to say this: The only way we're going to truly achieve change is when there are people in the system who are willing or pushing to do it, and when there are those folks outside of the system demanding it," she said.

The people "pushing" for change are the rioters. The people "demanding" change are the looters. There are various arsonists and murderers lightly peppered into the mix.

And the cost for the "demands" that have been inflicted on us so far: One to two billion dollars.

But that's only the insurable losses.

There are billions in losses that aren't insured.

However, there are many reasons that this figure vastly underestimates the true damage wrought by the looting and violence that has broken out in recent months.

For one, the Axios report only measures insured losses. The obvious problem here is that not all the damages were insured.

As I have previously explained, insurance is no panacea for the societal ills imposed by rioting. Indeed, 75 percent of US businesses are under-insured and about 40 percent of small businesses have no insurance at all. Their untold millions in losses don’t show up in the $2 billion figure.

So, too, insurance doesn’t account for the personal pain and suffering caused by rioting. For example, what about the more than 15 people who died during the unrest? Their lives and their families' pain don't get counted in any insurance company's budgetary analysis. Nor does the pain of those such as an elderly businessman punched in the face while his store was ransacked in Kenosha, Wisconsin manifest itself in total reports on insurance compensation.


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Posted by Ace at 05:23 PM Comments

WokeFL Week Three Ratings Down 11% from 2019
Update: Thursday Night Football Ratings Fall to 4 Year Low, Nearly Losing to... Celebrity Family Feud

—Ace

Go fuck yourselves, wife-beaters and armed robbers.

The ratings for Thursday Night Football fell to a four year low, nearly being beaten by Celebrity Family Feud.

The game averaged a 5.43 rating.

While the NFL game still topped the primetime in both total viewers and adults 18-49, it was a close call. Celebrity Family Feud began its fall run on ABC with 5.26 million viewers, on par with its summer average (as was its 0.7 rating among adults 18-49)....

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On cable, Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight (4.71 million viewers) and Hannity (4.51 million), along with TNT's NBA game (4.6 million), all finished within shouting distance of the NFL.

Meanwhile, Clay Travis of Outkick.com baits Mark Cuban about the NBA's disastrous, cratered ratings.

Clay Travis @ClayTravis More people watched @TuckerCarlson head-to-head than watched Lakers-Nuggets. So far every NBA playoff game has rated lower than the Michael Jordan-Bulls documentary. This is an epic viewing collapse never seen in one year before in sports...

As usual, the easiest way to make Mark Cuban shut up and disappear is to ask him to support the Hong Kong freedom protesters or condemn the tyrannical Chinese communist party. Travis asks Cuban to do that, and Cuban quickly finds something else to do besides troll people on Twitter.

@ClayTravis Do you know the difference between democracy and communism? And let me ask you a question: do you support Chinese people having basic human rights or do you support the NBA continuing to shut up and dribble while taking communist party cash?

@ClayTravis

Thanks for giving me a chance to share our audience, Mark. August was @outkick's best month ever across web, video, & radio. Love to have you on to discuss the NBA's 40% ratings collapse this year & why you won’t support human rights in China. Let me know when works for you.

@ClayTravis
Hey @mcuban NBA conference ratings are at a forty year low and your entire league refuses to support basic human rights in China. Keep kneeling for Chairman Xi, bud. Open invite, as always, on @outkick if you have the balls. Until then, keep sucking China's money teat.
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One of Mark Cuban's responses was illuminating, as Sports Wars points out. When Travis noted that the NBA ratings had crashed 40% -- that they'd lost 40% of their customers due to turning the league into a megaphone for far-left racist identity politics -- Cuban responded that "we have the audience that advertisers want."

@mcuban · Sep 26 Hey Clay, I won't try to educate you on ratings. We have the audience our advertisers want....

In other words: We don't care about conservatives, because the left-leaning corporations that advertise with us hate conservatives too.

Interesting.

Sounds a lot like what the comic book companies said when the conservative (or simply non-political) members of their former readership base began complaining about their hard left turn into nonstop divisive leftwing agitprop.

"Then don't buy our books," they said.

Well, they stopped buying the books. And now Marvel and DC are at the edge of an apocalypse. The direct monthly-book comic industry is dead. They're now repositioning to sell... SJW Young Adult graphic novels, mostly for teenaged girls, plus teenaged gays, nigh-exclusively.

I imagine a similar fate awaits our #Woke sports/politics franchises.

Can LeBron write young adult dating fantasies about Batman for pre-tween girls? Guess we'll soon find out.


You know, any company that loses forty f#cking percent of its customers and income... that's not going to be a company that's making a lot of money in the future. No one has a "spare" 40% audience they can afford to just kiss off. 40% of your income isn't mad money or splurge money.

Let me put this in terms the average Moron can understand: Imagine losing 40% of your dick.

Now you get it.

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lol, Laid-Off Media Creeps Whining About Losing Their Jobs, What a Delight

—Ace

I said "learn to code" not "learn to whine about literally everything."

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Man Who Covered Himself Head-to-Toe in Scaly Lizard-Like Tattoos, and Who Died the Whites of His Eyeballs Jet Black, Sues School for Not Letting Him Terrify Children as a Kindergarten Teacher

—Ace

No, really. He insists on his right to terrify your Kindergarteners.

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"I agree with Dwayne Johnson and Cindy McCain --
I endorse the Human Biden Puppet."

This is in France but is there any question that Hawaiian judges will be ruling in similar plaintiff's favor within the year?

- A schoolteacher whose body, face and tongue are covered in tattoos and who has had the whites of his eyes surgically turned black said he was prevented from teaching at a French kindergarten after a parent complained he scared their child.


But the teacher, Sylvain Helaine, 35, still teaches children from the age of six up, and said that, after an initial shock when they see him for the first time, his pupils see past his appearance.

His pupils see past his black-dyed pupils?

Okay he didn't dye his pupils. Still.

Video: "I'm a regular guy," says this frootloop known as (really!) "freakie hoodie" in the tattoo freak community. He's spent 460 hours "under the needle" being tattooed.

Including... in his eyes.

He would like to hang out with your five year olds now. Unsupervised.

Is that a problem, bigot?

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Alex the Chick: The NYT Claim that Trump Paid $750 in Taxes is a Straight-Up Lie. By Their Own Reporting, He Paid $1,000,000 in 2016 and $4,200,000 in 2017.

—Ace

Read her thread here.

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In addition, Alex the Chick found something even more worrisome than the New York Times' usual Stalinesque prevarication, or the Stasi-like illegal invasion of Trump's privacy.

Even if you think the reporters of the Times should not be arrested as coconspirators for illegally obtaining Trump's confidential IRS filings, what right do the New York Times reporters have to pour through the compensation of Trump's employees?

Because that's what they did: They illegally obtained confidential records of employee compensation, too.

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Also, via Tami:

@JamesGRickards

I have a graduate law degree in taxation, was tax counsel to world's largest bank. So, maybe I know more about taxes than the NYTimes. In real estate, gains are deferred until you sell the building. Expenses are current, (depreciation, interest, fees). So, tax losses are normal.

https://tinyurl.com/y5eyhqho

Plus: the epidemic known as Twitter-Related Instant Expertise Syndrome (TRIES) has an incubation period that is now measured in mere minutes:

@MZHemingway

Honestly just feel blessed to follow so many journalists on Twitter who are tax and loan experts. Didn't realize that they had this particular expertise before tonight as I'd never heard them discuss a word of it before, which makes it all the more impressive.


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Alyssa Milano Shrieks About Defunding the Police on Twitter, But the Moment There's a Teenager Outsider Her Property With a BB Gun, She Calls The Police

—Ace

Lord, give me the abolition of the police and prisons, but don't give it to me yet.

Actress and 'Defund the police' activist Alyssa Milano was quick to call cops when she believed an armed gunman was on her Bell Canyon property on Sunday morning.

The call ignited a response that included seven Ventura County Sheriffs' vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team that sat down the street on standby.

DailyMail.com has obtained exclusive photos showing the first responders coming to the aid of the 47-year-old at her five bed, six bath, 8,000 square foot, $2.5 million home in the upscale gated community that sits just 20 minutes north of Los Angeles.

In July, the left leaning activist Alyssa tweeted out to her 3.7 million followers a link, urging them to sign the 'People's Budget L.A.' that demands a 90 percent reduction in police funding.

She tweeted: 'What is the Los Angeles Police Protective League? @LAPPL is a narrow special interest group that lobbies our politicians to protect the LAPD budget, pension + officers. But electeds (sic) need to #ProtectPeopleNot Police. Sign the #People'sBudgetLA petition.'

Then in August she tweeted simply, '#DefundThePolice'

This tweet appears to be at direct odds with her actions on Sunday, September 20.

One neighbor says, 'She can tweet those things because at the end of the day she lives behind gates in a gated community. She knows the police will come to save her. But what about all those people who don't have that luxury and live in unsafe neighborhoods? She obviously doesn't care.

'She uses her platform in hypocritical ways. Why not send your husband into the yard to find out what is actually going on before you call the police? I would guesstimate the response today from law enforcement cost tax payers thousands of dollars.'


thanks to BetaC#ck4Life.

This post is so old it's smelly. I won't leave it at the top for long.

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No Interim Report or Indictments from Durham Before the Election

—Ace

#TwoWeeks.

Maria Bartiromo @MariaBartiromo Breaking news: NO John durham interim report. No indictments before election - Bartiromo sources.

Bonus: UFC fighter Colby Covington mocks LeBron James as a coward, says he'll kick his ass, and insults Lebron James for doing nothing (like a bitch) when his teammate was literally -- literally, not jokingly -- f#cking his mother.

Dude supports the police. And Trump, obviously.

If anyone feels they need a sport to watch, the UFC is a well-run sport with no corruption that leans (steeply) Republican.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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Yes, I'm happy that Donny 2-Scoops nominated Amy Coney Barrett, and if I had my way, there wouldn't be any hearings. None. If the GOP has the necessary votes, as McConnell and Graham claim, just move the nomination out of committee to a straight floor vote. What's the point of the hearings? Everybody knows the Democrats are going to vote not to confirm, regardless. I know there would be value in allowing the Democrats to show the American people how batshit crazy they are in nationally televised hearings just before the election, but after the Kavanaugh debacle, they've forfeited their right to any kind of consideration. Just shove it up their ass and listen to them squeal. And then have Kayleigh McEnany play selected clips from the Kavanaugh hearings during a press conference and conclude with "...and that's why the Democrats can't have nice things."

But I do have one caveat.

Barrett is Roman Catholic. No, I'm not concerned about any "dual allegiance" garbage, but I do know that RCC social teaching is not good on a number of important issues and I don't know how much that will affect Barrett's decisions. I remember back in the day when American bishops would write public letters to (or about) Ronald Reagan and the sentiments expressed were mostly squishy left nonsense. In our continual struggle against the USSR, the bishops were all a bunch of appeasement monkeys, and domestically, they never met a big government welfare program that they didn't like.

And more recently, the RCC was all in on Obamacare and only started complaining about it when they discovered that the government was going to force them to violate Church teachings:

From 2012:

It is now a requirement of Obamacare that every Catholic institution larger than a single church​ — and even including some single churches​ — ​must pay for contraceptives, sterilization, and morning-after abortifacients for its employees. Each of these is directly contrary to the Catholic faith. But the Obama administration does not care. They have said, in effect, Do what we tell you — or else.

I remember giving a Nelson laugh to the RCC when this first happenened. I said, what did you stupid idiots think was going to happen when gave your approval to the government running the country's health care?

Also, they're real soft on illegal immigration and have no problem with inviting in millions of unvetted, undocumented, unassimilable "refugees" from any country in the world who can manage to make it here, in the name of compassion. In other words, like any liberal, they're extremely generous with other people's money.

Oh, and I almost forgot the death penalty. Technically, Catholic theology allows it, but the conditions they place on its use are so strict that they might as well be against it in principle. And didn't Pope Francis recently issue a statement saying that the death penalty is immoral under any circumstances?

Anyway...

I don't know how much of this, or if any of it, influences Ms. Barrett's legal and constitutional thinking. I do know that Neil Gorsuch "surprised friend and foe alike" when he sided with the liberal wing of SCOTUS in a recent decision making sexual orientation a protected class according to federal law. They arrived at this decision by expanding the definition of "sex" as it appears in the relevant civil rights statute. And I thought Gorsuch was supposed to be an originalist. Not this time. He just pissed all over the original definition of the word in order to get where he wanted to go.

Gorsuch supposedly attends an Episcopalian church that is very liberal on social issues.

I'm worried about what will happen when, say, a case involving some aspect of Trump's immigration policy comes before SCOTUS. Barrett clerked for Antonin Scalia. He was also a Roman Catholic, but he never "grew in office". I hope his influence on her proves to be the stronger.

Oh, and one more thing: this latest 'bombshell' story about Trump's taxes is going to be like Geraldo Rivera opening Al Capone's vault.



I Would Pay Her Big Money To Do This:

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Jews Praying In The Synagogue On Yom Kippur
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The Morning Report - 9/28/20

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Start of a new week and wishing a blessed Yom Kippur and an easy fast to all the members of the Tribe. The big story of course is the President officially nominating Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy at the Supreme Court. I am still of the opinion that there should be no hearings at all, given the fact that we already have the requisite number of votes to confirm her (even with potential defections from the usual Defectos) and that the Democrats will vote 100% to reject the nomination. On top of that, they will use the occasion of the hearings to verbally abuse a righteous, highly qualified, decent, G-d-fearing woman, which is revoltingly ironic given that those hurling the abuse are amoral, heathen, mental defective vermin and moral midgets. Supposedly, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley are promising that they will not allow the Dems to do to Barrett what they did to Kavanaugh and every other GOP nominee since Robert Bork. They better be banging that gavel harder than an amyl nitrate-fueled John Bonham pounding a set of Slingerlands harder than Carlo Rizzi on Connie Corleone.

More on that in a moment but breaking late yesterday is the latest Project Veritas video expose showing massive voter fraud out of Minnesota, this time involving aides to America's sweetheart, Ilhan "Bro-fo" Omar/Nur:

O'Keefe's latest video documents an Omar campaign helper Liban Mohamed speaking with a carload of absentee ballots:

Money is everything. Money is the king in this world. If you got no money, you should not be here, period. You know what i am saying? Money is everything and a campaign is managed by money. . . . Numbers do not lie. Numbers do not lie. You can see my car is full. All these here are absentee ballots. Can't you see? Look at all these, my car is full.

The Project Veritas investigation found three locations inside Ward 6, a ballot harvesting triangle, where the scheme operates: the Riverside Plaza apartments, the senior citizen community at Horn Towers, and the Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services office at 980 E. Hennepin Ave., which also functions as a voting location and ballot drop-off site.

Hennepin County Attorney Jeff Wojciechowski told a Project Veritas journalist on a recorded line the ballot harvesting conduct described to him was: "Illegal, and we will be investigating."

I'm sure indictments will be handed down by end of business today and that the miscreants will be tried, convicted and sentenced to lengthy prison terms, while the girl with the tutti-frutti-I-keeel-you hat/turban will finally have her citizenship stripped and then returned to Somalia for immigration fraud. Yup. Thank goodness we have a fair and impartial justice system. Were it not for that, we'd be... Somalia.

I guess you have detected just a slight whiff of sarcasm there. Can you blame me? In any case, Democrats will always cheat and have always cheated to gain the advantage. Call it, "an insurance policy," nudge-nudge wink-wink. And considering that the stakes in this election are absolute power, seemingly forever, if they can steal it, the cheat machine is huge. The question is, given that Trump is more than likely going to win - or be ahead - by a massive margin when the polls close on Election Day, will the trickling in (by the thousands) of ballots miraculously found in the trunks of cars, ditches, and Cracker Jack boxes with deadlines extended for days and weeks in the key battleground states actually be enough to overturn the results? I don't think so.

The only thing now that they can hope for is to sow so much violence in the wake of the election, as well as paint a Trump victory as illegitimate because "Russia!" as well as "Louis DeJoy!" that somehow either the US military will intercede on their behalf (frightening to contemplate but I think not likely [the fact that it's not solidly a 100% non-starter is scary enough]) or it winds up in the courts.

Pennsylvania's not alone. Activist judges in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have also entered rulings throwing over their state's statutes regarding mail-in voting and, instead, substituting judge-made rules that drag voting out far beyond the November 3 election.

Doug Ross thinks these activist judges may have been too clever by half. Typically for Democrats, these activist judges don't know the Constitution:

All of these illegal proclamations directly contravene state law and are simply naked, partisan attempts to swing the election.

More importantly, they are in clear violation of the Constitution... Doug says the same line of thinking applies to the presidential election:

As for the presidential election, the Constitution is equally clear, as Mark Levin has repeatedly pointed out.

Article II, Section 1

...Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the whole Number of Senators and Representatives to which the State may be entitled in the Congress: but no Senator or Representative, or Person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States, shall be appointed an Elector...

Once again, the legislature is wholly responsible for directing the manner of presidential elections.

... Ross reads the Constitution to mean that, while the judge-made rules can affect state elections, they cannot affect federal elections. At the federal level, the only elections that count are those that comport with legislation. Put another way, only the people's representatives in a given state have the authority to decide how federal elections should be handled in that state. Judges don't have that power...

If the new rules from the activist judges suppress in-person voting, that may prove to be a disaster if the subsequently mailed ballots get thrown out. No wonder Democrat bigwigs are starting to encourage their peeps to vote in person.

And that brings us full circle to the Supreme Court and to Amy Coney Barrett. This is ultimately where the Dems' plan, if it gets this far, will fall apart. A full complement of nine justices will kill the power grab dead. Well, 5 for sure. Barrett is a Constitutionalist/originalist and in any case, the wording of the law is absolutely unambiguous, the x-factor of John "it's a tax, it's a sex" Roberts notwithstanding. I really hope to G-d that this thing never has to wind up here, although the lawsuits are sure to fly fast and furious come November 3rd whatever the outcome.

One good sign is the Democrats complete about face on in-person voting. I think they think that even with the cheating, the enthusiasm gap between Trump and Goofy Joey Bivalve is growing wider by the day. And I think Trump is going to win over significant portions of the black and Latino vote as well as perhaps take states that were trending purple that the Dems might think are in the bag for them. The only thing that will help is for every Trump voter to physically go to the polls and vote in person. Turnout, turnout, turnout - like never before. And bring one or two Trump voters with you for good measure.

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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (9/27/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

Revolutions never succeed without the support of wealthy, liberal, educated society. Yet revolutionaries seldom conceal that their success entails the seizure of all wealth, the suppression of dissenting opinion, and the murder of class enemies. Gary Saul Morson


Quote II

“Let’s see how the implants look, I told her. Look, this one’s down more, this one’s down less, let’s look at the scars, and she was beside me and I kissed her tits, and that was all,”Juan Emilio Ameri


Quote III

And neither Kamala Harris nor her sidekick Joe Biden send any message aimed at quelling the violent hysteria. One must conclude that they’re on-board with rioting, arson, looting, and bushwhacking. Like I said: chaos = their comfort zone.James Howard Kunstler


Quote IV

"There was very strong evidence in our favor. This was a cut and dry case of retaliatory firing for union organizing." Cortne Roche,fired No Evil Foods employee

Quote V

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. William Arthur Ward


Quote VI

First, you cannot fight bigotry with bigotry; religious intolerance is just as wrong as any other kind of othering. Indulging it won’t get us a more tolerant America. Melinda Henneberger

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Gun Thread: M1 Carbine Edition [Weasel]

—Open Blogger

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Welp, I have been promising you people a video on the M1 Carbine for what seems like forever, and the planets finally aligned this past week and I was able to get 'er done! I really had meant to take care of ths sooner, but something always seemed to come up; running out of time at el farm-o, forgetting the ammo, forgetting the rifle... you know, the usual lame BS.

Anyhoo, let's take a peek below and see how it turned out, shall we?

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Sunday Patriot Parade: Watch to the End

—MissLumps

Hope I'm not stepping on any toes. It's been a long time, and I don't occupy any of the normal time slots.

For the funny little end-bit of the video: in Connecticut, Senator Richard "Dick" Blumenthal had a reputation as a relentless news-camera hound during the 20 years when he was the State AG. This is what the old gent is referring to.

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Food Thread: Bagel With Lox And A Schmear, And A Side Of Lily White Rice

—CBD

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Tonight at sundown begins Yom Kippur, the most important holiday in Judaism, when even mostly-areligious Jews tend to do something to recognize the holiday. It is the Day of Atonement, when Jews fast and ask forgiveness for their sins against God. It gets a bit more complicated with sins against our fellow man...we have to seek forgiveness or reconciliation, and to try to right those wrongs. Yeah...it's complicated.

But we get to break the fast with some fun foods, and I have been using the quintessential Jewish-American food for years! Luckily I live in an area which has pretty good bagels, and smoked salmon is no longer a specialty item! Hell, Costco has excellent stuff, so I don't have to go to Russ & Daughters in Manhattan and take out a second mortgage to buy a few pounds of salmon, especially since most of it will be sitting on a pile of cream cheese and onions.

If I were serving it on its own I might consider buying the high end stuff, but for most uses I have absolutely no problem eating mass-market smoked salmon. By the way, it is a bit different than the more heavily smoked fish that I used to see in California and the Pacific Northwest. It is a more delicate cold-smoke with a bit less salt. Not better...just different.

A mostly ignored ingredient that is a key component of the perfect bagel and lox sandwich is the cream cheese! Whipped is mandatory. Sorry, there is nothing better. And Temp-Tee brand is the best of the lot. Oh, Philadelphia brand will do in a pinch, but no self respecting Jew will choose it over the classic.

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The bagel needs to have a chewy crust and a tender but firm interior. Too soft and it won't stand up to the filling. And that crust is the difficult part of the bagel baking process. I've made them, and it's not as easy as it seems. The claim among NYC bagel makers is that the water is key, but the best bagels in NYC come from New Jersey, and I promise you that our water is crap compared to New York's last (only?) claim to fame.

Onion? Yes. Preferably a red onion. But tomato? Absolutely not, but I am in the minority. I think tomato muddies the flavors and makes the entire sandwich mushy.

Capers on the other hand? They add a nice briny pop. But that's it. no other silly accoutrements. And for fvck's sake...no butter!

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First-World Problems...Part Who The Hell Knows...

—CBD

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Where is the Green New Deal? I want a battery that lasts forever!

The camera in the photo has a small battery that lasts for barely 250 photos. And even fewer if I want to take 4k images. Yes, it is a difficult and painful life, but we must try to function in this brutal time.

I was taking some time lapse images of...stuff*...and 250 images just didn't cut it. at 30 frames/second that's barely eight seconds, and I WANT MORE!

So off to the internet, where I found an AC converter that fits perfectly in the battery compartment (it has a convenient hole in the cover for a cable) and will allow me to power the camera externally.

But here is the awful part; I had to wait an entire day for it to be shipped to me. In fact, more than 24 hours from the time I ordered it until the time it arrived.

I struggled, barely functioning, mostly curled up in a dark closet until the package arrived.

Joking aside, it is a wonder what we have available to us. That camera takes amazingly high quality photos with an almost infinite number of adjustments available at the touch of a finger. I can transfer the photos to my PC or send them over the internet to be printed. Oh, it takes pretty good video too!

Remember the clunky and crappy cameras of yesteryear? Sure, some of us invested a lot of money in equipment, and time learning how to use it, and were able to take glorious photos. But most of us muddled along taking mediocre photos and then had to wait to get them developed.

I am sure that there are purists who pine for the good old days, but most of us are perfectly happy with modern photography equipment that does most of the work for us and produces better photographs.

Although they still sit in the equivalent of photo albums, mostly unseen...

*Coming soon to a Food ThreadTM near you.

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Yes, We Are Better Off In Many Ways Than We Were 50 years Ago, But That Entirely Misses The Point

—CBD

"Cafe Hayek" is a reliably consistent website that faithfully carries on the legacy of Friedrich Hayek, a vociferous defender of free markets and classical liberalism. He has always impressed me because he moved from socialism to free markets, just as Thomas Sowell did, as he learned more about the world. That says something about the leftists of today, but I digress.

They have a regular feature called Quotation of the Day...and her is the most recent one:

The common experience over the past several decades has been that jobs are readily available for those who want them, and for quality of life to improve. The populist argument that typical workers have been at a standstill for decades – victims of an elite that has “rigged the system” against them to help itself, or of immigrants – is incorrect.
And from a strict economic interpretation, it is a powerful argument.
Nostalgia for, and misty-eyed myths about, a long-gone past are understandable. We humans are prone to such lazy indulgences. But I guarantee that if any of you ordinary Americans were suddenly projected back to, say, 1975 and found yourself living as ordinary Americans then lived, you’d feel desperately deprived. The reason is that, by the standards of today, you would be desperately deprived.
But this is an incomplete analysis of the issues, which are not simply economic. Yes, cell phones and modern cars and great medicine and incredible TVs with 500 channels (of mostly nothing!) and all of the other marvels of 21st century life are axiomatically much better than what we had 50 years ago. But there has been a degradation in our standard of living that is not so easily quantified, compared to the quality of my parents' 13" Sony Trinitron versus my 60" Sony flat screen.

This exposes the limitations of economics as a science to describe societies. Where is the measure of the feeling among many Americans that we are no longer judged equally by our justice system? Where is the graph showing the shift from manufacturing to service jobs, and the decrease in stability of the typical American family. And most of all, show me the pie chart that describes the withering away of patriotism and pride in country, replaced by a globalist perspective that we are all just one big (not so) happy world family.

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Sunday Morning Book Thread 09-27-2020

—OregonMuse

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University of Copenhagen Library, Copenhagen, Denmark


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, which I guess look OK, but why pay $1200 for grass stains when I know any number of kids who will provide them for free?


Blog Note:

Thanks to moron commenter naturalfake for arranging to have Zombie Judge Roy Bean fill in for me last Sunday. The judge provided a number of interesting book recommendations and, from what I saw, he didn't have to hang anybody.



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

And you thought it was the Germans who had a word for everything:


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Also, if you could figure out a way to use this word in a Scrabble game, you'd make a yuuge score.

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EMT 9/27/20

—krakatoa

Happy Sunday.

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (9/26/20)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Mystery click H/T Isophorone Blog)

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The First Saturday Night Joke

Two little boys, ages 5 and 7, are excessively mischievous. They are always getting into trouble and their parents know if any mischief occurs in their town, the two boys are probably involved.

The boys’ mother heard that a preacher in town had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The preacher agreed, but he asked to see them individually.

The mother sent the 5 year old in the morning, with the older boy to see the preacher in the afternoon.

The preacher, a huge man with a deep booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, “Do you know where God is, son?”

The boy’s mouth dropped open, but he made no response, sitting there wide-eyed with his mouth hanging open.

So the preacher repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God?!

Again, the boy made no attempt to answer.

The preacher raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowed, “WHERE IS GOD?!”

The boy screamed & bolted from the room, ran directly home & dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him.

When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, “What happened?” The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time!”

“GOD is missing, and they think WE did it!”
Thank you Legally Sufficient for tonight's joke.

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Science Isn't Dead, But it Is Ailing! [Jay Guevara]

—Open Blogger

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Science faces a crisis of confidence owing to its politicization and the replication crisis. The latter, which intersects with concerns about scientific fraud, is the subject of this post, a matter on which I've previously commented. (OK, ranted.)

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Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 09-26-2020

—OregonMuse

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Zsuzsa Polgár (HUN)


Thanks to NaCly Dog for filling in while I was away last week.

We will have a fishing thread later. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - Black To Play (1203)

Goal: Black can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Sac not just one, but two, pieces for the win


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5rk1/p2p2bp/1p2p3/6p1/2P2Bn1/1PNQ1PPK/P4q1P/3R4 b - - 0 1

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Trump Announces His Supreme Court Nominee, Amy Coney Barrett

—Ace

Update: Hecklers shout "CNN is Fake News!," disrupting CNN's Fake News report.

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Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Join the festivities. Forget about everything else for a couple of hours.

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Amy Coney Barrett and Family Get All Dressed Up and Go On a Trip to Somewhere

—Ace

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Guys I'm losing faith that these NeverTrumpers are as supportive of "Norms" and "Civility" as they claim in their endless self-praising, Trump-deranged tweets. I'm starting to think all the talk of "Norms" and "civility" is really just a dishonest, calculated stratagem to appeal to conservatives with non-policy talk about civic virtue while *really* attempting to sell them hard-left policies.
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"The imminent establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and two Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, is part of an on-going process of security cooperation going back many years.[...]It means that the process of ending the era of Arab-Israeli confrontation will continue, culminating perhaps in a political upheaval in Iran. That is the road that the Middle East may now be on."
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I should take this opportunity, with comments being down, to complain about how disappointed I am in the site's readers, without any fear of back-lip.
#BeBetter, people. #BeBetter.
Wow I'm totally shocked to learn that Jeb Bush is a Dispatch fan
They probably share 50% of the same funders.
Sorry, no word from Pixy. Comments are still down.
NeverTrump Nobody Jamie Weinstein -- boyfriend of arm-deprived Michelle Fields -- added to FoxNews as a commentator because there just aren't enough Democrats on the channel
If you're saying "Literally who?" right now, that's not quite fair. Jamie Weinstein stood by Michelle Fields as she went through a four year process of regrowing her missing limb, like The Lizard from Spider-Man.
Also, he tried to "shop" his dinners with liberal "journalists" to TV networks, because, wow, we just don't hear enough from liberal "journalists," now do we?
I know the comments are down. I contacted Pixy to give the hamsters a shot of Joe Biden-level meth.
Democrat attacks on Trump are trivial, wrongheaded, and hypocritical, says... leftwing pop-metaphysics hobo Russell Brand
He points out that Trump's ginning up of anger at the media, and claiming they serve corporate masters, is a critique that never bothered the media before, and never was cause for the current moral panic and fainting-couch hyperventilations. Because it had come in previous years from the socialist left, who are, of course, the media's allies. And the media has always been willing to entertain the possibility that they're just not leftwing enough, and are being held back by anti-progressive forces.
SNL Sketch bragging about the immortality of Ruth Bader Ginsburg has aged poorly
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Apparently they did this bit a lot.
"Amy Coney Barrett's family has more diversity than the Huffington Post editorial board"
A conversation:
"Amy Coney Barrett's family has more diversity than the Huffington Post editorial board"
"She literally has more black children then RBG had black clerks"

That is true. The Notorious RBG was also The Racist RBG. She had one (1) black clerk in her long, long judicial career. And despite being a hardcore partisan left-liberal who is supposedly a champion of racial equality.Ginsburg's failure to hire more than one black clerk is not just bad luck or a long string of coincidences. That's design and determination.
Father of the Year candidate George Conway has successfully "stepped back" from politics and social media to save his daughter's mental health less frequently than Joe Biden has worked three or more hours in a day
He's Tweeting or retweeting every five minutes, exclusively about politics/Trump
Remember, both he and his wife announced they were departing the public eye in order to spare their troubled daughter further emotional trauma. One parent is observing that pledge; the other, manifestly, is not.
Trump haters hate Trump more than they love their children. I mean, we all knew that, implicitly. But here's your objective proof.
This fat bastard needs to get together with 3-Wives and go on a tour, explaining to men how they can be terrible husbands and worse fathers.
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They also have Jason Vorhees, the Alien from Alien, and the Predator in Mortal Kombat X (the previous iteration)
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