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Daily Tech News 27 December 2022 | Main | Mid-Morning Art Thread
December 27, 2022

The Morning Report — 12/27/22


Good morning, kids. Tuesday and though the links may be light in number as the year winds down to its last days, the magnitude of what there is is tremendous. As history teaches us, especially over the past hundred-plus years or so, the overthrow of a government, either via violent revolution or the ballot box, is merely phase one. The second phase is the silencing of all voices of protest and opposition.

Despite the long shot of Kari Lake actually winning her lawsuit and having the "victory" of abortion mouse Katie Hobbs overturned, the importance of bringing the suit vis a vis exposing the criminal acts of those running Arizona's elections, the epicenter being Maricopa County, was evident. The case was rock solid and deep, which means of course that a hack-in-black dismissed it for "lack of evidence." Déjà vu all over again, right? So, okay. They rigged/swindled yet another election, and will install their designated flunky. But that's not enough. Just like the mullahs do in prosecuting rape victims, Kari Lake is now targeted for termination.

Democratic Arizona Governor-elect Katie Hobbs joined Maricopa County in filing sanctions against her former Republican opponent, Kari Lake, in court Monday.

The request for sanctions came after Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Peter Thompson on Saturday ruled against Lake’s lawsuit challenging the November gubernatorial election with allegations of fraud and intentional misconduct. The 10-page ruling said the former Republican candidate’s witnesses lacked knowledge of intentional misconduct. . .

. . . Hobbs’ attorneys joined the Maricopa County Defendants who are seeking $25,050, which includes $18,730 in attorneys’ fees, from Lake over her alleged “groundless” claims that they said were “not made in good faith,” according to Monday’s suit. The document said the sanctions are “more than warranted,” citing Lake’s previous statement that she would “accept the results of the gubernatorial election only if she were the winning candidate. . .”

. . . The county and Hobbs’ attorneys said the courts “should not be used to harass political opponents and sow completely unfounded doubts about the integrity of elections.” The document further alleged Lake’s lawsuit stemmed from a “lack of legal and factual merit” in order to “spread disinformation” about the election. . .

. . . [Lake's attorney Bryan] Blehm further pushed back against Maricopa County’s claim that Lake’s witnesses cited no evidence to suggest intentional misconduct, arguing the court did show evidence of “intent and outcome determinative misconduct” and “legitimate” concerns about the state of Arizona’s election process. “Plaintiff’s [sic] put forth evidence in good faith that showed substantial support for her claims—claims which also remain of great public concern,” the document concluded. “Defendants’ motion for sanctions is not supported by case law or the record. Trust in the election process is not furthered by punishing those who bring legitimate claims as Plaintiff did here. In fact, sanctioning Plaintiff would have the opposite effect. . .

Emphasis mine on both lines (the raging chutzpocrisy of the first is staggering) and for obvious reasons. Aside from the fact that Lake IMHO is for sure a rising star in the MAGA mold, this is meant to send a message akin to the dead fish wrapped in Luca Brasi's flak jacket. Not just to Lake but to anyone who dares defy them, and not just regarding stolen elections. The enemy now control much of the courts and so legal redress is even more of a crapshoot than it would be in what would be considered normal times. It's also expensive. Look what they did to Mike Flynn as well as the J-6 political prisoners who "confessed" to the trumped up charges. Of course, Flynn et al did not seek redress in the courts; they were arrested and had a slew of phony federal charges flung at them by the FBI and DOJ which are acting as political hit squads that are Gestapo in all but name only.

Thus far the Twitter File dumps have been mostly about the FBI using Twitter to silence conservatives and run cover for Hunter Biden’s laptop — perhaps effectively altering the 2020 election — and about how the CIA, Department of Defense (DOD), and practically every other government agency jumped on the Twitter censorship bandwagon for their own nefarious purposes.

Monday’s Twitter Files dump is about the government silencing anyone who dared question “the science” surrounding anything to do with the Hong Kong Fluey. . .

. . . We have learned that Twitter wasn’t only used by the FBI and CIA to spy on and silence Americans. It was also used to censor people — many of whom were doctors and medical specialists — who dared to question or disagree with the White House’s version of “science.”

The Biden administration got “very angry” when Twitter execs refused to suspend everyone the White House deemed to be a “problem,” but Twitter did squelch many medical specialists who questioned the official COVID narrative.

The bots and moderators were sometimes unable to distinguish actual CDC information from the medical opinions of dissenters, but the scorched-earth policy of silencing people could and did censor them as well.

Our government is using Twitter — and almost every tech company — to spy on us and to silence us when we question their version of “science.” Stalin would be proud.

Kari Lake is just the latest example of phase two in the death and transformation of what was our once relatively free republic. She may very well be forced to go the Mike Flynn route lest she be wiped out financially by continuing the fight, as she evidently intends on doing. As I said, she's too loud and articulate a voice, and shallow as it might be, attractive a person for the Left to just leave alone. If she survives this naked persecution, she will no doubt run again and perhaps be a figure on the national stage as the 2024 campaign kicks off.

But that said, given what happened to her and all our candidates in both 2022 and 2020, the question of elections themselves once again comes into sharp focus.

How did a man claiming to have only $100,000 to his name manage to meet a $250 million bond? Well, his parents put up their house, likely worth a tiny fraction of the bond. As for the rest, Bankman-Fried just signed a piece of paper promising to pay it back if he doesn’t show up to court. Yes, the Justice Department just approved the release of the alleged perpetrator of what appears to be the world’s biggest financial fraud on a naked promise that he would pay them back if he skipped town. 

Bankman-Fried, like Hunter Biden before him, exposes the bankruptcy of our supposedly democratic system. Bankman-Fried got the sweetheart bond deal because the Justice Department doesn’t punish its coconspirators. He was the second largest donor in the 2022 midterm election and an essential player in the joint government-oligarchy project to guide elections to enhance mutual power.

In the same week Bankman-Fried walked out of jail, the FBI issued a chilling response to the bombshell revelations about its sprawling censorship regime. We now know the FBI meddled in elections by paying millions to Twitter and likely other social media companies to censor disfavored political speech that threatened to derail favored candidates. 

“The correspondence between the FBI and Twitter show nothing more than examples of our traditional, longstanding and ongoing federal government and private sector engagements, which involve numerous companies over multiple sectors and industries,” the bureau said in a statement. “It is unfortunate that conspiracy theorists and others are feeding the American public misinformation with the sole purpose of attempting to discredit the agency.” 

In other words, the FBI admits to guiding social media censorship and acknowledges that it is both widespread and routine. But censorship isn’t the problem, from the FBI’s point of view. Complaining about the FBI is the problem. Noticing their misconduct and objecting to it is to blame for the damage to its reputation. And those who continue criticizing the bureau might find themselves on the “misinformation” list that silences American dissidents. 

Republicans, no longer pretending to be the opposition party, just helped get the FBI a $600 million budget increase after the censorship bombshells conclusively demonstrated extensive bureau meddling in election-related speech. Every member of Congress now serving has won at least one election in the present era of FBI election manipulation. Some are probably beneficiaries. Should we be surprised that there are so few voices calling for it to end?

But maybe if we vote harder! Maybe the economic conditions, the memory of the riots of 2020, and dissatisfaction with the regime’s pandemic policy will lead the American electorate to wake up and vote smarter? If the FBI could stop a Democratic rout in 2022, why should 2024 be any different? Candidate quality? Don’t insult our intelligence. So Republicans need to run more candidates like John Fetterman? . .

. . . So why participate in an election that’s being manipulated by the FBI and other government agencies? In sham democracies, when the government refuses to adhere to international standards of fairness and transparency, the opposition parties have simply boycotted the elections. . .

. . . The FBI censorship scandal is just the latest in a string of questionable actions by the Justice Department that have impacted our elections. . .

. . . Election fraud suspicions have been incredibly difficult to confirm and pursuing wilder claims has come at the expense of scrutinizing the government’s own election misconduct that has happened in plain sight. 

We can prove government-directed censorship of election-related speech. Now that the FBI said it plans to continue or even expand these efforts, we have a choice to make. Do we legitimize the sham by trying really really really hard to overcome the rigged political forum? Or do we just boycott these sham elections until the FBI stops directing our political process?

Well, a boycott of elections would not and should not be just about stopping FBI interference. What this nation needs is a complete boycott and national strike, period. Can it happen? Will it happen? Under normal circumstances, the American character and attitude does not take to this sort of action.

But we are no longer under normal circumstances, politically, culturally and increasingly economically. "When you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose." At that point, what we're seeing in China, Iran and Brazil – regardless of what the ultimate outcome may be – could happen here. It had better if God forbid the whole shithouse goes up in flames.

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

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