October 17, 2019

Couple Says Russian "Child" They Adopted Is Actually an Adult Woman And Psychopathic Con Artist Who Has Tried to Kill the Wife Twice Already

—Ace of Spades

This story is a couple of weeks old but it's new to me.

If you're thinking, "Wow, that sounds super-familiar, like something I started watching on Cinemax at 2:30 at night without intending to watch it," well, yes, this is the exact plot of the mean little horror/thriller Orphan.

If you haven't seen it, let Bill Burr complainsplain it to you for ten minutes.

But per News4 in Jacksonville, this is all supposedly really happening now.

In the movie, the girl was actually 33, posing as a six year old. In real life -- allegedly -- "Natalia" is 30, posing as an 8 year old.

But the couple is being charged with felony neglect -- I'm not sure if their claim that this is actually a dangerous adult is true, or if they're just interposing the Orphan defense to get them off a child neglect charge.

Was Natalia Grace really a child when she was adopted by an American couple, or was she a woman posing as a little girl?

Michael and Kristine Barnett adopted Natalia in 2010, in Florida, and he says they were told the girl was from Ukraine and had a rare form of dwarfism. Michael Barnett said the couple believed the girl was 6.

But both are now charged with felony neglect of a dependent and authorities say they abandoned her in Indiana while they moved to Canada in 2013. The couple, who are now divorced, claim they were scammed into adopting Natalia, who is really a 30-year-old woman, they say.

Trouble began not long after they adopted Natalia, he said. She had an advanced vocabulary for a child, he said, and there were signs that she had already begun menstruating.

According to Michael, Natalia twice tried to kill Kristine. Once, by trying to shove her into an electrified fence, and another time by pouring cleaning fluid into Kristine's coffee, he said. She admitted she wanted her new parents dead, he said, and told them she wanted to stab the family to death while they slept.

Obviously I have no idea who the villain in this story is.

Open thread. Below is the live feed from the upcoming Trump rally.

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Twitter Announces That It Will Begin Partially Deplatforming Donald Trump's Tweets

—Ace of Spades

Yes, they did that to me too. They shadowbanned me. Tweets appeared for me and the people I tweeted back and forth with most frequently, and for no one else.

For Trump, the partial deplatforming will work a little differently. They won't ban him from the site -- Trump makes them money and keeps their precious "journalist" tweeters tweeting and tweeting and tweeting all day and then staying up all night tweeting -- but they are sharply limiting how users can interact with his account.

Because they've now declared that a president elected by the American people is not "mainstream" and polite enough for Twitter's otherwise rigorously-factual and scrupulously civil user base.

On to the newest leftist speech control measure which National Review will heartily endorse:

Twitter announced that any such tweets by world leaders will no longer be able to be liked, replied to, shared, or retweeted by regular users; instead, the only option available will be to "quote-tweet" the offending tweet, wherein regular users can "express their opinions" about the tweet itself.

In a statement addressing the new change, Twitter said that "When it comes to the actions of world leaders on Twitter, we recognize that this is largely new ground and unprecedented."

The rule change immediately follows Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) calling on Twitter to ban the account of President Donald Trump, during the most recent Democratic primary debate.


They cast this as affecting "world leaders" but obviously this is an attempt -- yet again! -- to placate the leftwing activists who have been demanding that Twitter suspend Trump.


Why doesn't twitter ever try to placate the right? Oh right, because the Establishment soyboys who control "conservative" media shout down any attempts to pressure social media companies in a rightward direction, if only to halt the leftward drift and keep them in the middle.

Helping leftist pressure groups pressure corporations into imposing leftwing speech controls on conservatives is the Highest Form of Conservatism, they tell us.

A "blessing of liberty," as David French calls Drag Queen Story Hour.

In related news, the CEO of Salesforce is calling for the break-up of FaceBook.

Salesforce (CRM) CEO Marc Benioff hasn't been sparing with his criticism of Facebook. But in an interview with CNN's Poppy Harlow Wednesday he went one significant step further and added his name to the list of those who support breaking up the social media giant.

"It's addictive, it's not good for you, they're after your kids, they're running political ads that aren't true ... and they're also acquiring other companies and co-mingling [data those companies have on their users] into theirs," Benioff said, referencing Facebook (FB)'s acquisitions of Instagram, WhatsApp and other tech platforms. "And I think at that point, because they're now doing that, that they probably should be broken up. Because they're having an undue influence as the largest social media platform on the planet," he said.

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For its part, Facebook has said that breaking it and other tech companies up would only make it harder for those companies to tackle pressing issues on their platforms such as election interference. Facebook declined to comment on Benioff's remarks.

I don't want Facebook fighting "election interference," which, we've seen from past practice, means "silencing conservatives."

YouTube was pressured to censor independent voices. All other voices besides the corporate media -- Jeff Zucker's daily televised attack blog -- are presumptively "conspiracy theories" and probably Russian Bots, and therefore must be suppressed while CNN's and MSNBC's video offerings are at the top of every search entered -- even if you specifically search for, say "Stephen Crowder" and then the exact title of a video Stephen Crowder uploaded. YouTube's search will return CNN and MSNBC videos on that topic, and maybe a hit-piece they ran on Stephen Crowder.

Way, way, way down the list of search returns they'll -- maybe -- offer you the Stephen Crowder video you specifically searched for using its exact title.

Big Media demanded that James O'Keefe's sting videos be suppressed, and, well how about that. Tim Pool reports that every time a video mentions the name "James O'Keefe" or shows a Project Veritas website page, his video gets made invisible.

They call this "protecting the public from conspiracy theories and election interference."

Looks to me like it's just enabling Jake Tapper's conspiracy theories and Chuck Todd's election interference to go unopposed.

This is intentional, and this is what the Corporate Left means by "fighting election interference." All it means is pushing leftwing fake news while ruthlessly censoring independent voices, dissenting voices, and the actual truth.

Meanwhile, our super-duper TruCon class just continues leftwing corporate media and leftwing social media on.

The left has a huge institutional investment in pushing corporations to act as de facto advocacy arms of the progressive socialist machine, and the right has... well, the right has corporate-funded shills who attack anyone on the right who wishes to push back and tell corporations, "Thus far and no further." Instead, they clear the way for corporations to move further and further left, by attacking conservatives that threaten to bar that pathway.

The left is always pushing left and the corporate-funded pseudo right is always calling this a "blessing of liberty," and yet the corporate-funded pseudo right expresses complete bafflement at why more and more corporations are choosing the path of least resistance that they themselves trail-blazed -- moving forever left.

I've never thought this bunch was ever the pick of the intellectual litter, but is it actually possible they don't understand that it's their own tacit -- and explicit! -- approval of their corporate sponsors' assault on conservative speech that tells their corporate sponsors that attacking conservative speech is the path of least political resistance?

Are they really that stupid to not understand the cover they provide to speech-destroying monopolies?

Or are they merely paid to pretend not to understand?

I'm having trouble imagining the answer is anything but the latter.

By the way, Tim Pool talked about the possibility that Twitter might censor Trump a few weeks ago.

His analysis: Trump should just quit twitter and join, for example, Minds, a small would-be alternative to twitter, thereby greatly diminishing Twitter's appeal (the big Trump news will now be on Minds) while simultaneously creating an actual competitor company to the nigh-monopoly twitter.

I think that's right.

I also think it will never happen, because as much as Trump denigrates the legacy media and tarnished brand-names, he still craves the approval of the legacy media and he has, for personal reasons, an unreasonable faith in brand names.

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Surprise! Adam Schiff Staffer Met With "Impeachment Witness"

—Ace of Spades

It's almost as if there's some shadow state deep inside the American government which has decided it, and not the elected president or the citizens who elected him and gave the government legitimacy, will be in charge of policy, foreign and domestic, and that policy will be standard corporate Democrat policy, and anything else is illegal.

Itinerary for a trip to Ukraine in August organized by the Atlantic Council think tank reveals that a staffer on Rep. Adam Schiff’s House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a meeting during the trip with acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, now a key witness for Democrats pursuing impeachment. The Atlantic Council is funded by and works in partnership with Burisma, the natural gas company at the center of allegations regarding Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

Taylor has been called by House Democrats to appear next week to provide a deposition as part of the investigation being led by Schiff into President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Interesting thread about the connections between the Atlantic Council, the fake Fusion dossier, and Bill Kristol's sugar daddy Pierre Omidyar here.

More: Max Blumenthal -- yes, son of Sidney, and a generally a leftwing brat -- reports that the Atlantic Council has been raking in big money from Hunter Biden's corrupt employer Burisma.

With its relentless focus on corruption in Russia and Ukraine, the Atlantic Council has distinguished itself from other top-flight think tanks in Washington. Over the past several years, it has held innumerable conferences and panel discussions, issued a string of reports, and published literally hundreds of essays on Russia’s "kleptocracy" and the scourge of Kremlin disinformation.

At the same time, this institution has posed as a faithful partner to Ukraine's imperiled democracy, organizing countless programs on the urgency of economic reforms to tamp down on corruption in the country.

But behind the curtain, the Atlantic Council has initiated a lucrative relationship with a corruption-tainted Ukrainian gas company, the Burisma Group, that is worth as much as $250,000 a year. The partnership has paid for lavish conferences in Monaco and helped bring Burisma’s oligarchic founder out of the cold.

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Healthy 23-Year-Old Woman Trying to Expand Belgium's Already-Loose Euthanasia Laws, Saying She Should Be Allowed to Die Because She Just Can't Even

—Ace of Spades

We used to trudge carefully over slippery slopes.

Now we're skiing down them shouting "YOLO!"

'It won't hurt so I don't see the problem,' she says.

'It is like going to sleep, and for the first time in my life it will be quick. I won't be lying in bed waiting for it to come.'

In almost every place on the planet, this would be a huge problem. But Belgium is one of three countries that permit such euthanasia, making no distinction between 'unbearable' physical and mental pain. The other two are Holland and Luxembourg.

Yet even in Belgium -- which, 17 years ago, became the world's second country to sanction euthanasia and the first to legalise it for children -- psychiatric cases remain controversial, especially when they involve someone as young as Kelly. Mental health patients account for about three per cent of the 17,000 people killed since the law was changed in this country of 11 million citizens. There were 2,357 deaths last year -- ten times as many as in the first year euthanasia was legal in Belgium -- and most involved elderly people.

Many psychiatrists and most Belgians oppose extension of euthanasia to mental health cases. Some experts argue diagnosis is subjective, unlike severe physical illness, and insist the lives of distressed younger patients can improve with time, therapy and medication.

Yet Kelly, whose birthday is this week, plans to die as soon as legally possible so has no time for such arguments. 'It feels like discrimination,' she said. 'It makes me angry. It's just not fair. They don't understand the pain.

'People look at me and see someone so young but I feel bad inside all the time. It is not the age that is important but the suffering of the person.'

The article says that she is the introverted twin sister of an extrovert, and her twin's liveliness and social ease made her further withdrawn. She says she's now plagued by "crippling" shyness.

Sympathies for a troubled person, but this doesn't seem like a state-authorized suicide level complaint.

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The Soyciety Pages, Issue One

—Ace of Spades

The Bulwark. The Dispatch.

I feel like I need to get in on this game of starting a vintage 2002 era blog and giving it a "The [X]" title. (Which was actually a big thing around 2002, when everything was like "The Bulletin" and "The Agenda" and "The Lede" and etc. Prior to that, the "hot" naming convention had just been one-word vague names, like "Content" or "Slate.")

So I'm starting a, um, "vertical" on this site, a newsletter if you will, dedicated to covering The Wife-Sharers and the extremist leftist Democrats they support.

It's called The Soyciety Pages.

Issue one:

The Fiercely Heterosexual Cory Booker Shares His Fiercely Heterosexual Passion for His Also-Fiercely Heterosexual "Significant Other"

Oh my, did someone turn the heat up in here?

I do declare, I feel happy tingles in my frontbutt.

I'm afraid I just wasn't expecting this much man so early in the afternoon. Stars and garters!

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Brexit Deal Reached, But Questions About Whether Parliament Will Pass It

—Ace of Spades

Walking papers?

Negotiators from the U.K. and EU reached a draft Brexit deal in 11th-hour talks Thursday, although there are serious doubts that the agreement will be approved by U.K. lawmakers back in Westminster.

Sterling rose on news after the U.K. made concessions over the Irish border, an issue that had proven to be the biggest obstacle to a deal....


The deal calls for allowing Northern Ireland -- a part of the UK, of course, but also entangled in a "no borders" treaty with the Republic of Ireland, which is part of the EU -- to be bound by some EU trade rules. The no-border policy would continue.

This sets up a complicated and difficult day for the U.K. Parliament on Saturday. There are doubts a deal will be approved in Westminster, with opposition parties already criticizing it.

The problem is Northern Ireland. The biggest Northern Ireland party, the DUP, is against any deal that treats it differently than the rest of the UK:

The DUP said in a statement earlier Thursday that it was unhappy with the proposed customs and consent arrangements, which were designed to give Northern Ireland a say over its relationship with the EU post-Brexit. The DUP has repeatedly opposed any plans that would see it treated differently from the U.K. after Brexit.

I guess we'll see.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo Uses the Full N-Word, Hard R, In Radio Interview

—Ace of Spades

An entire family of Fredos.

Gov. Cuomo dropped the N-word during a live radio interview Tuesday while quoting an op-ed about the use of slurs against Italian-Americans.

“They used an expression that southern Italians were called, I believe they were saying southern Italians, Sicilians -- I'm half Sicilian -- were called, quote-unquote and pardon my language, but I’m just quoting the [New York] Times:'‘n]-wops.' N-word wops, as a derogatory comment," Cuomo said, saying the inflammatory epithet in its entirety.

There's a lot of scrambling in the Democrat Party to get to the top of the progressive stack. That's why so many whites are discovering they're actually "gender fluid." It moves them from the bottom to the top of the progressive stack with one declaration.

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Megyn Kelly Returns to Fox, as a Guest on Tucker;
Talks NBC's Sexual Assault Problem

—Ace of Spades

I imagine this is the first step in trying to re-ingratiate herself to FoxNews' audience.

I'm not thrilled about it myself.

She doesn't break any news, but she is an ex-NBC employee questioning the company of covering up for Harvey Weinstein in order to protect Matt Lauer. She insists that NBC needs to hire an "outside investigator" to look into this.

I think that's just more cover for a misbehaving corporation. Even if you hire an external investigator, you're paying the bills for it, and the investigator knows that.

The investigator knows he won't be hired by other companies if he finds too much fault with his client. He can find some small amount of fault, but it must be isolated to a few people, and even there, it must be found to be mostly a matter of appearances or lack of proper due diligence.

Nothing deliberate or willful.

That's what CBS' "outside investigators" found in the RatherGate case. Just what their paymasters wanted, as it coincidentally turns out.

The "outside investigation" into RatherGate pretended doubt as to whether the supposed Bush documents were forged. They were. Buried in the footnotes of the report, their own expert says that the fonts displayed in that document simply did not exist in 1972 and would not exist until the nineties.

The external investigator allowed this fact into a footnote, but was resolute about not letting it effect their conclusions.

Their bought-and-paid-for conclusion was -- as CBS wanted -- "some mistakes were made" but who knows what's real and what's forged so let's drop it and MoveOn.org.

Why NBC's hired investigator would be any tougher on the people signing the checks than CBS' investigator eludes me.

As they mention in the interview, a feminist group is calling on the DNC to cancel its upcoming debate -- hosted by MSNBC -- until NBC demonstrates that it takes sexual harassment and sexual assault seriously.

“The DNC needs to make it clear that they support survivors of sexual abuse and cancel the upcoming 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate on MSNBC until Comcast and NBC News take clear steps to clean up the toxic culture that exists across their networks,” Shaunna Thomas, the co-founder and executive director of UltraViolet Action, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Also, Megyn Kelly herself goes very soft on the question of Anderson Cooper's and Don Lemon's biased debate questions.

Seems she knows who might be signing her future paychecks, too.

That video below. And a video of Chris Hayes (an employee of MSNBC) talking about NBC's cover-up culture.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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Brexit was an honorable, reasonable political stance taken by a majority of the voters in the United Kingdom. It is a testament to the failures of modern politics, and the incredibly mediocre politicians that we in the West have been burdened with that they dithered and obfuscated and subverted and plain-old lied for more than three years. Had they simply obeyed the will of the people, the United Kingdom would have been done with the temporary dislocations and it would now be business as usual. But the scurrying rats in Parliament and the EU fascists would have none of that. They had to protect their sinecures and their political power, and the will of the people be damned!

Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament hurdle

Reasonable people can disagree about Brexit. But the demonization of its supporters was and is vile. The political philosophy of the nation-state is an old one...tried-and-true, and it would be a difficult philosophical argument to make that it is not the highest expression of human freedom and liberty. That so many of our elites feel just the opposite is an indictment of our educational systems and their intellects. But mostly their intellects.

Any casual observer of the human condition must arrive at the conclusion that we desire freedom and autonomy. How they fool themselves into believing that they are the philosopher kings, and only their wisdom and guidance will lift us from the muck is beyond me.

But the indications are good that the United Kingdom will be able to extract itself from most of the onerous, anti-freedom regulations and control of the EU, and that is a good start.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Zebra And Parachute
Christopher Wood

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The Morning Report - 10/17/19

—J.J. Sefton

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UPDATE: ELIJAH CUMMINGS DEAD



Good morning kids. In the lead this Thursday is the breaking if not thoroughly unsurprising news that Schiff-for-Brains attempted to suborn perjury from US special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker in a secret meeting on October 3rd. Actually if you read what the bug-eyed thug said to him, it's more like Mafia-style intimidation. This kind of garbage is seen in banana republic thug-ocracies, but this is where the Democrat-Left-Media Complex is taking us in its madness at being denied absolute power. I don't know if there is enough in a legal sense to actually charge Schiff-for-brains with attempted suborning of perjury or witness tampering; those of you who are in the legal profession may weigh in, please. But this cannot go unpunished. House GOP leaders are already preparing to censure him for spouting that fictionalized transcript between Trump and Zelensky, that was supposed to be the key to Trump's demise but instead completely blew up in Dems' collective face when the President checkmated them by releasing the actual transcript of the call.

Volker, who by all accounts is not exactly a Trump booster, nevertheless has given testimony that essentially destroys the entire narrative that the Dems attempted to create. Yesterday both Palsi and Schiff announced that any further proceedings have been halted, not just because of this but because they are wetting their diapers in fear of what Barr and the IG are going to release with their reports, or potentially hand down indictments in advance of the release. We'll see how that plays out, but in any case, the Dems are in a complete lose-lose situation, regardless of what Barr and IG do. This is their equivalent of Stalingrad and they're buring themselves and their party in the rubble. At least through 2020.

IMPEACHMENT FOLLIES


JOE, HUNTER BIDET UKRAINE & CHI-COM SCANDALS


Meanwhile, in the real world, a state department official who was around during the time when Joe Bidet was VP of the US, as well as finance minister of the Duchy of Bidenistan, voiced concerns about corruption linked to Burisma in 2016 and despite the best efforts of Amy Robach, that fluff interview with Hunter Bidet was not helpful.


CLINTON/OBAMA COUP, CONGRESSIONAL PERSECUTION, SPYGATE, DEEP STATE, THE MUELLER
DECEPTION



She'll go on every major network to lie about Benghazi but suddenly, Susan Rice clams up about all those last minute unmaskings as the clock wound down on Obama.


CIVIL WAR 2.0


Steny Hoyer tells Rancida Taliban to ixnay on the ersecutionspay of Trump officials.


AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, MIGRANT INVASION, BORDER SECURITY


To the border we go where Trump vetoes the GOPe's backstabbing attempt to end the border emergency and concomitant funding to seal it. Are they really going to now join with the Democrat minority and override the veto, based on the main issue that got the man elected in the first place? That would not be stupid; it would be revelatory as to the nature of the GOP, as if we were not aware already. Also, Ken Cuccinelli says "14th Amendment bastardization? Never heard of it." The administration is reinstating aid to Central American nations for signing on to asylum deals. Carrots and sticks or business as usual? Discuss. Finally, the story of Brit miscreants playing stupid games at the Canadian border an getting indignant that we enforce our laws.


DEMOCRAT-LEFTIST SCANDALS, CRIMES, CHUTZ-POCRISY, MESHUGAS


Remember that DNA test that showed that proved the Sham Shoshone was a sham? She's hoping you don't.


POLITICS


Topping the links here is Nancy Palsi storming out of a meeting about the Syria situation and then having the gall to call President Trump "unhinged." President Trump even tweeted photos of Palsi's eyeballs popping out of her skull and one of her neckbolts nearly nailed Kevin McCarthy in the yarbles. It's incredible that this slag has put this President and the nation through hell for the past 3 years and now has the unmitigated temerity to claim Trump is "unhinged?" You, know, all things considered, the President would be completely justified in grabbing her by the facelift and tossing her out the window. Even with everything she is trying to do to him, he still has the class and decency to include her in a meeting that concerns critical foreign policy and she behaves as if she's the spoiled lowlife spawn of a mobbed-up mayor. Oh, wait a second...

Elsewhere, the knives are seemingly out for the paste-eating, hair-sniffing career goniff, note to Dems that Elizabeth Fugazi is not the savior you think she is, Coulter wants more public Dem debates and I agree; they make the best kind of emetic and inducement for normal people to get out and vote Trump, meme turned on its ear as Dems are the party of the rich and the GOP (the Trump supporting element anyway) is the party of the working guy, Joey Bidet gives Dems another reason to dump him, impeachment madness boosts Matt Bevin in Syria, I mean Kentucky, and Cocaine Mitch's opponent gets lucre from Steve Kerr and other Mao kow-towers, man, this John James in Michigan is a class act, Styrene Steyer burns money, Hillary is out of her mind (Run! Shamble! Shart! Repeat!), Mark Sanford sees his shadow... and that's it, real Hindu Indian running for Senate in Tennessee pisses off all the right people, and as criminal racialist BLM sez they're out to get black youth to the polls, Larry Elder tells of the rise of young black conservatives. Make it so.


FIRST AMENDMENT, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, BIG BROTHER BIG TECH


We start off with three stories on the Chi-Com peril including a warning from Ajit Pai, Microsoft aiding and abetting mass repression and Daniel Greenfield on "woke" corporate stooges. Meanwhile Tulsi goes on TuCa's show and rips the Slimes and CNN for sliming veterans, journalists as hoaxsters, Trump lets Jonathan Karl have it at the news conference with the Italian PM for ABC's Syria footage fakery, part two of Project Veritas' CNN sting, damning those who smeared William Barr's great speech on religious freedom, and Blotto can't hide his hatred of religion.


ABORTION


Remember Obama's hack-in-black William Orrick? He's back and this time he's shielding Planned Parenthood's baby-slaughtering, PP goes nuts when a Jesuit school removes them from student resources. Remember: you will be made to approve. San Francisco bans travel to pro-life states, and Tulsi Coffeecake tries to be reasonable. Whether or not she's faking her sincerity is debatable. But still.


FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL


Turkish Syria invasion still in the lead where Trump is dead right about the Kurds as is Rand Paul, a look at that incredible letter Trump sent to Turdogan, whatever faults NATO had, it was Obama who utterly destroyed the organization, Seb Gorka with a truth bomb, I like Rudy but some of his associations and dealings are somewhat concerning as outlined in this offering, dear Lord Tim Kaine is just an insufferable lout, kiddie porn roundup nabs hundreds around the world, diehard Labour Party member exits in letter that scorches Jeremy Corbyn, and the Shit Midas Finger of Fate touches Justin Trudeau.


WE-ALL-SLAM-FOR-I-SLAM


Robert Spencer lets Forbes have it and let Irving, TX be a model for the rest of the nation... Before creeping Islam makes it an example, IYKWIMAITYD.


DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, THE BUREAUCRACY, WASTE, FRAUD, CORRUPTION


Heather Mac Donald examines tech CEOs trying to help the homeless situation while ripping into the capitalism that made them what they are and gave them the means to do it.


THE ECONOMY, STUPID


Peter Navarro corners unhinged Palsi to pass USMCA, Federal debt bomb still tick-tocking away, and Trump is the true champion of blue collar America.


CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY


Maybe Trump and the GOP should repeal that criminal justice reform bill.


EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION


Chicago kids get a reprieve from the brainwashing, at least those that even attend school, they really are indoctrination mills and for all its faults and enemies, standardized testing still is the best way to rate student performance.


HEALTHCARE


Sure, okay.


RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, LYSENKOISM


Sandra Fluke hardest hit. Yeah, I know. "Phrasing."


CULTURE WARS, HITHER & YON


You can lead a horse's ass to water. Start drinking LeBron. NBC show gets yanked for low ratings and of course the cast claims racism, and a look back at the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets.

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

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

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Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (10/16/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(H/T San Franpsycho)


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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I

It is striking that when a company as potentially dangerous as Facebook appears to be at least publicly willing to implement technology that makes users safer by limiting its own power, it is the US government that cries foul. This is because the government would suddenly become less able to treat Facebook as a convenient trove of private lives. Edward Snowden


Quote II

“As the governor of Texas, I have the responsibility to protect the health and safety of all Texans, including Austin residents.

Further inaction by you and the Austin City Council will leave me no choice other than to use the tools available to the state of Texas to ensure that people are protected from health and safety concerns caused by the Austin homeless policies,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX)


Quote III

"The Court holds that the Rule, which expressly prohibits religious exemptions, substantially burdens Private Plaintiffs' religious exercise in violation of RFRA. Though the Court maintains that Plaintiffs were entitled to the preliminary injunction granted in its December 31, 2016 Order, it now concludes that the proper remedy at this stage is vacatur of the Rule." District Court Judge Reed O'Connor


Quote IV

"It could be it shows up in tummy aches. Or it's impulse control and behavior, and we offer a care plan. Instead of reacting harshly and punitively, every educator is trained in recognizing these things. Instead of suspending and expelling or saying, 'What's wrong with you?' we say, 'What happened to you?'" Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California's first Surgeon General


Quote V


"I am proud that the Scottish government has become the first UK administration to ban plastic-stemmed cotton buds. Single-use plastic products are not only wasteful but generate unnecessary litter that blights our beautiful beaches and green spaces while threatening our wildlife on land and at sea" Roseanna Cunningham, environment secretary for Scotland


Quote VI

"I don't know that Jesse Jackson and Bernie Sanders know in a very good way what is going on in Venezuela," "I suggest Bernie Sanders take a week and go to Venezuela without bodyguards and go to the street and speak with a cell phone and see what is going on with Bernie Sanders, OK?" Jose Guerra, a member of the National Assembly legislature in Venezuela

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SJWs Come for Dungeons & Dragons

—Ace of Spades

Actually, they already have a piece of it -- the current edition makes sure to discuss trangenderism and homosexuality as choices in creating a character.

But they need the game to be nothing but that.

This is the BBC making this claim that D&D is uninclusive. Why?

Because social justice politics demands it has a seat at every table, no matter what that table is, in order to force anyone at that table to act and speak a certain way. While they’re attempting to force Dungeons & Dragons players to adhere to the rules of social justice etiquette, they’re also in the sports world, attempting to force football players to do the same.

This isn’t just a take over of nerd culture, it’s a takeover of the culture, period. Nothing is safe, everything will be attacked. Everything is up for infiltration and alteration.


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House Democrats Walk Out of Meeting With Trump, Complaining That He Was "Insulting" Towards Granny Rictus McBotoxImplants (Nancy Pelosi)

—Ace of Spades

Oh that's so weird, the House Democrats are always so gracious towards Trump.

The meeting quickly devolved into a series of contentious exchanges centering on the president's decision earlier this month to pull troops from Syria, which paved the way for the Turkish invasion. The White House called the meeting to discuss the president’s decision and the deescalating situation on the ground. Ahead of the meeting, the House overwhelmingly voted in favor of a resolution rebuking Trump’s decision to pull troops out in a 354-60 vote.

"I think that vote, the size of the vote -- more than 2 to 1 of the Republicans voted to oppose what the president did -- it probably got to the president, because he was shaken up by it," Pelosi said. "That's why we couldn't continue in the meeting because he was just not relating to the reality of it."

At one point during the meeting, Schumer brought up former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who told NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday that Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria could lead to ISIS's resurgence.

According to multiple aides, Trump called Mattis, "the world's most overrated general."

"You know why?," Trump said, according to one aide. "He wasn't tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take two years. I captured them in one month."

In another heated encounter, Pelosi challenged Trump on Russia's involvement in Syria, saying "All roads with you lead to Putin."

The Democratic leaders said that the moment that prompted them to abruptly leave was when Trump called Pelosi "a third-rate politician" to her face.

According to the senior Democratic aide, Hoyer stated, "This is not useful."

So they brought up their pet "RUSSIAN MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE" conspiracy theory again -- which has been debunked by an attempted coup dressed up as a special counsel investigation -- yet again, and Trump called this mentally-fading decrepit old whore a "third-rate politician."

How terrible.

Trump then trolled them on Twitter.

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Ilhan "Omar" (Actually Nur Said) Funnels 30% of All Campaign Money to Her Kaffir Bootycall's Firm

—Ace of Spades

This guy must be hung like a brother.

I don't mean a black man. I mean, like her biological brother.


Approximately 30 percent of the money doled out by the campaign of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) in the third quarter went to digital fundraising, communications, and advertising services provided by the E Street Group, a firm run by her alleged boyfriend.

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The payments represent a significant increase from previous spending on the group's services. In the first two quarters--the first six months of the year--the campaign paid approximately $160,000 to the E Street Group. The $150,000 in new payments, made over the past three months, nearly matches that number.

Mynett's wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, said that her husband told her in April that he was having an affair with Omar, the New York Post reported in August.

No one with ethics like these would ever commit immigration fraud.

Meanwhile, three members of the Skwad -- Donkey-Chompers, Tlaib, and America's Favorite Adulteress -- are set to endorse Bernie Sanders.

Gee I hope this doesn't ignite an internal Democrat civil war.

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Page Six: Matt Lauer Used His Position To Pressure a "Well-Respected" News "Star" Into An "Affair"

—Ace of Spades

Paragons, gate-keepers, and moral arbiters.

Disgraced "Today" anchor Matt Lauer allegedly had an affair with a famed and well-respected broadcaster, Page Six is exclusively told, representing a "clear imbalance of power."

The woman signed a nondisclosure agreement when she left NBC.

We have agreed not to name the broadcaster at her request, but a TV source said: "Matt had influence over everyone’s career -- one word and your career would be sunk. I know there was a clear imbalance of power in this woman's relationship with Matt."

In his new book, "Catch and Kill," Ronan Farrow also claims Lauer repeatedly harassed a fellow on-air NBC personality, who was allegedly forced to sign a strict NDA when she left the network in 2012. It's not clear if it's the same woman we've learned about.

Beckett Adams writes that NBC's petri dish for rape culture may be worse than we ever suspected.

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Entire Staff of Des Moines Register-Founded Bike Ride Across Iowa Resigns In Protest Over DMR's Scalp-Hunting of Good-Guy Carson King; Will Start Their Own Bike Challenge

—Ace of Spades

America to the Media: You're fired.

The now-resigned director of the biking challenge explained that while the DMR absolutely refused to answer questions about their Scalp-Hunting of Carson King, they had the balls to issue pro-DMR-spin talking points to the bike challenge staff about how to answer questions about it.

So the director quit, and the staff quit with him.

And now the DMR will not be the organizer of a major amateur sporting event.

Found via Iowahawk, who tweets, "This is one hell of a shoe drop: the entire RAGBRAI (Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) staff resigns en masse in protest over the DMRegister's Carson King fiasco, will start a new event with no affiliation to the paper," adding, "For you non-Iowans, let me explain that this is a Big F'ing Deal. RAGBRAI has been a beloved state institution since 1973, attracts tens of thousands of riders, and is a major source of goodwill for the Register. This is a major kick in their nuts."

Meanwhile, Mark Hemingway points out that Twitter is grappling over the problem of people's old tweets being searched for in order to scalp them. Wait, did I say they were worried about people's tweets being used to scalp them?

My mistake: Twitter is only concerned about journalists being scalped in this way. They're afraid that this might make journalists afraid to tweet.

Meanwhile, journalists can go on using Twitter as a Scalp-Hunting treasure map, because Twitter likes that. Fuck non-journalists. They're barely human.

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Top Diplomat Testifies To Congress that the Obama/Biden Administration -- Not The "International Community" or EU -- Pushed for and Engineered the Ouster of The Prosecutor Targeting Hunter Biden's Company

—Ace of Spades

Biden and his defenders, by which I mean the media and NeverTrump fake conservatives, have long contended that this couldn't have been corrupt, because the international community wanted it.

And apparently anything the international community wants is non-corrupt.

Sure. And by the way, "The international community" is also desperate to trade with Iran and sell them armaments and nuclear technology.

But it turns out, this diplomat says, that the international community was't even pushing for the prosecutor's ouster.

It was just Obama and Biden. Or, who knows: Biden, with Obama's assent.

Sean Davis with the news you won't hear from the liberal media, or the fake conservative media, either:

A top U.S. diplomat and expert on Ukraine testified to Congress yesterday that the Obama administration == with former Vice President Joe Biden as its point man -- orchestrated the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to the Biden family, sources familiar with the testimony told The Federalist.

The testimony of George Kent, a State Department official who works on the agency’s Ukraine portfolio, directly contradicts claims that the Obama administration was merely following the lead of the so-called international community in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, a controversial Ukrainian prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma, a global energy company long suspected of corruption and money laundering. In 2014, Burisma paid Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s son, tens of thousands of dollars to sit on its board despite the younger Biden’s complete lack of expertise or professional experience running a multi-national oil and gas concern.


Kent told lawmakers on Tuesday that the Obama administration spearheaded the efforts to have Shokin removed from his position as the top federal prosecutor in Ukraine. Kent said the international community -- namely the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Western nations within the European Union -- were deferential to U.S. directives on the matter.


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The Newest Alt-Right Nazi Russian-Propagated Meme That's Literally Ripping Our Republic in Twain: "Beto Is a Furry"

—Ace of Spades

Via Instapundit, Politico is in full melt-down mode over a twitter user calling himself "Comfortably Smug" who cheekily started posting "Beto is a furry" after video of "Beto" in a sheep mask and fuzzy onesie surfaced.

In an article titled, "The hidden menace threatening Democrats’ bid to beat Trump in 2020," Politico breathlessly reports on DNC social media police, The Warriors on the Walls of Freedom, James Bondishly preventing the next Russian Invasion:


After the September debate, DNC Tech sent out a summary of suspicious activity it spotted by monitoring Twitter. The party found that a Twitter thread by Beto O'Rourke was the target of "dogpiling," the technical term for when trolls coordinate on one thread to dominate the candidate’s mentions.

"Technical term"? You mean, "slang"?

The technical term for what you just did is "made an oopsie."


The Beto dogpile concerned a popular meme that says Beto is a furry.

Not everything deserves a response. When the DNC reached out and reported the furry dogpile to Beto's campaign, the DNC staffer noted, "I haven't flagged this activity to Twitter as I think the backlash to any action taken by them might be worse than the current activity."

In addition to the dogpile, the DNC reported after the September debate "[a]t least three new right-wing narratives targeting candidates," and that there was a "direct threat to one candidate, which Twitter removed in the early morning following the debate."

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Panic? Fusion GPS Releasing Its Own Book, Defending Its Coup
Plus: Whoa

—Ace of Spades

The book is coming out November 26th.

A couple of weeks ago, Roger L. Simon wrote about Democrat Deep State panic:

Comey and Mueller--separated at birth, two extremely pompous liars. No wonder they're pals. But leave all that aside. What has Durham found, possibly in concert with his superior AG William Barr, that necessitated expansion of his work?

It could be related to the length of time it is taking Inspector General Michael Horowitz to deliver his more limited report that has been repeatedly promised for some months now. Previously, Horowitz was criticized for pulling his punches on the Hillary Clinton investigation. This will not be so easy now with Barr and Durham going over the same material. Horowitz is not able to interview those no longer working for the government--most of the potential miscreants having slipped away--but Barr and Durham have no such restriction. They can follow leads anywhere.

Recently that has taken them to Italy to speak with intelligence officials. They have also apparently spoken with their peers in Australia and the UK. Did something come of that? It would be strange if it didn't, especially now that we have learned that Durham's mission has expanded, "adding agents and resources.".


This indeed should strike fear in the hearts of the Democrats. The Department of Justice holds the whip hand. They can indict people.

Note that while Maria Bartiromo said sources were telling her that the Horowitz report would be "thick as a telephone book" and would be released this coming Friday, she has now retracted that:

UPDATE: -IG report NOT out this Friday 10/18. Classifications being made. Likely end of month.

Okay, another delay.

She also reported that she's hearing that "it's about more than FISA abuse." That hasn't been retracted.

Check this thread out: it claims that Joe Biden, John Brennan, Susan Rice, and a host of other DNC all-stars had a dinner with the suspected fake "whistleblower" and the suspected second fake "whistleblower" -- in October 2016.

Below, Chuck Ross' tweets about Fusion GPS' newest propaganda effort.

And the "Whoa."

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CNN's Gay and Trans Festival Was Even Too Extreme for Liberal Gays

—Ace of Spades

Note that this post is about last week's LGBTQ town hall, not last night's debate.

The Democrat LGBTQ town hall handed Trump so much ammunition that even the leftwing/super-gay rag The Stranger is calling it a mistake.

As for the substance of the debate, the candidates were asked varying versions of five different questions: Will you make the Red Cross take blood from gay men? How will you make PrEP cheaper for gay men? What are you going to do about hate crimes and the “epidemic of violence against trans women of color”? What are you going to do about trans people in the military? And, are you going to pass the Equality Act? Everyone gave basically the same answers, which are as follows: Yes; force insurance to cover it; enforce hate crime laws through the Department of Justice; welcome them; and yes. If they wanted to distinguish themselves on matters of policy, asking questions everyone agrees on was not the way to do it.

Battleswarmblog notes:

The all distinguished themselves by proving how far they were willing to bend over to bow to tranny madness.

The extent of gay and trans extremism was surprising -- and I'm still being surprised by it.

Here, a tranny named "Shea" -- who pronounces it "Shee-ah," for some reason -- says it's literal violence against the trans community to mispronounce the absurd made-up drag queen handle of any tranny:

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Moody's Analytics' Very Accurate Election Model -- Which Has Only Been Wrong Once in 40 Years -- Points to Trump Victory, Possibly a Crushing One

—Ace of Spades

Before getting to the current model, we should look at the one time the model broke down.

Which was... 2016. As the prediction stood on November 1, 2016:

Low gas prices and President Barack Obama’s high approval ratings are key factors that favor Democrat Hillary Clinton winning the White Hou:se in next week’s election, according to a model from Moody's Analytics that has accurately predicted the last nine U.S. presidential contests.

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The Reuters-Ipsos States of the Nation project also predicts a Clinton win, with a 95 percent probability of her winning at least 278 electoral votes.

So it got that one wrong.

Moody's projection is largely based on underlying economic factors -- pocketbook, stock market, unemployment rate -- with a comparatively small dependence on polling information.

So, assuming the economy stays healthy, the current forecast is for a Trump victory even bigger than the one erroneously predicted for Hillary.

Moody's Analytics released the results of its 2020 prediction model on Tuesday showing Trump winning with 332 electoral votes, an increase over his 2016 win of 306, if voter turnout remains relatively close to the historical average.

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"If the economy a year from now is the same as it is today, or roughly so, then the power of incumbency is strong and Trump's election odds are very good, particularly if Democrats aren't enthusiastic and don't get out to vote," the authors said. "It's about turnout."

I don't know if that proviso if voter turnout remains relatively close to the historical average is likely to be true. Seems to me 2020 will be abnormally passionate and have an abnormally high turnout.

But that doesn't necessarily cut against Trump too badly, as the forecast goes on to say.

Moody's forecast is here.

They explain that their erroneous prediction of a Clinton win was based on a 2-year graph of low gas prices, but, had they instead used a one-year frame....

Beginning in 2014, gasoline prices experienced their largest two-year decline leading up to a presidential election. Historically, two-year declines in gasoline prices have a strong statistical relationship with incumbent parties maintaining control of the White House. Therefore, we used the two-year decline in gasoline prices as an independent variable in the 2016 election model, and it was enough to offset many other explanatory variables that were working against Clinton at the time. However, if we had shortened the time frame for the decline in gasoline prices from two years to one year, the 2016 model would have instead predicted a Trump win. This owed, at least in part, to the timing of the decline in gasoline prices. Though the two-year drop was the largest leading up to an election, most of the decline occurred in 2014 and early 2015 (see Chart 2). This meant that the price decline in the 12 months before the 2016 election was barely noticeable, providing little boost to the then-incumbent Democratic Party.

Gas prices dropped a lot two years before 2016, but almost not at all since 2015. So the public was not feeling great about gas prices.

It's very easy to adjust a "forecasting" model post hoc and change your variables to retroactively "predict" past events you already know happened. Still, that's their explanation.

As to turnout: in an election with turnout near the historical average, Trump wins with 322 votes.

But even assuming maximum turnout seen in past elections (that is, the highest turnout one could reasonably expect), the Democrats are predicted to win -- but only barely. That projection suggests that Democrats would just barely cross the 270 threshold with 279, and Trump would lose with 259.

Even with maximum historical turnout, the Democrats can't afford to have any states wind up more Trump-leaning than average, or else they'll lose their slight edge.

Meanwhile, in a low turnout election (something I'm pretty sure will not happen), Trump wins with 380 electoral votes.

This is probably premature, but we get so much bad polling news, I thought it's maybe worth pointing out that a model based on economic modeling projects a likely Trump hold.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"A while back, Google helped the People's Republic of China build a crappier version of the internet, one that does not have anything in it that would not offend the commie mandarins who run the joint. The Google suits made the decision that they would rather be paid a bunch of money from the PRC than to maintain the integrity of their search engine.

"By doing this, they enabled the mandarins to increase the efficiency of their totalitarian oppression of their own people. Which kind of makes a laughingstock of their "don't be evil" corporate slogan, but hey, this was just a business deal, nothing personal, I'm sure Google would say.

"So, by kowtowing to the PRC, the NBA really isn't doing anything that Google hasn't already done first. And, for that matter, the US Government, who has been outsourcing the national debt to the PRC for a number of years now.

"And it's sadly comical to see a SJW loudmouth like Steve Kerr, who has never been shy about offering his political opinions before, suddenly go all coy and demure when asked about China. It reminds me of, well, the bad old Cold War days when progressives did everything they could to condemn the United States while deflecting from, defending, and justifying whatever perfidy the USSR was doing at the time. And back then, the progressive rule was, America could do no right, and the Soviet Union could do no wrong. This rule applied not only to the USSR, but also Cuba, or Nicaragua, or whatever commie police state was en vogue.

"Then they'd get huffy when you questioned their patriotism.

"All in all, I like the idea of global capitalism, the free flow of goods and services across international boundaries, low or no tariffs or taxes, but there are still a few glitches that need to be ironed out."



PRC Spokesman LeBron James:


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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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What Is Called Vagrancy Or, The Hunters Of Vincennes
Alfred Stevens

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The Morning Report - 10/16/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Midweek, and we take a break from starting with the current lead items of the latest non-scandal-as-casus-belli to overthrow President Trump to go to last night's Democrat presidential "debate." It wasn't so much a debate as an attempt by the Democrat-Media Complex to stage a pseudo-event where they attempt to stage-manage a win and sound bites for its preferred choice.

Be that as it may, which in and of itself is a disgusting enough commentary on "journalism" in a supposedly free society, on a granular level, with Joe Bidet struggling under the weight of the scandal that was supposed to take out Trump and not him and his son, erupting ocular hematomas, his gaffe-a-minute antics fueled by stupidity, advanced decrepitude, and a media machine that heretofore covered for them, and now 15 other power-mad egomaniacs who have their own delusions of grandeur, his fortunes are on the wane (man is that a long sentence or what?!). Right now, the fraud formerly known as Fauxca-Has-Been, Elizabeth "Hekawi" Warren is said to be the leader.

Breitbart did their usual bang-up live-blogging and the tale of the tape is there for all those keen on self-abuse. Despite the prognostications about the shrill, shrieking, shrewish sham Shoshone, as leader she got beat on by the rivals mostly on dissembling and obfuscating on how average Americans are going to get it in the neck with Medicare For All. Also, Blotto O'Rourke is doubling down on disarming America and actually issued a not so veiled threat against Americans who refuse to comply, while Kamala-Toe Harris went after pharmaceutical executives by promising to have them all imprisoned.

For me, this is essentially meaningless in terms of how or if any of this is really going to determine who will win the prize and face off against President Trump in just under 13 months. I think that barring anything unforeseen in that time period, there is no one they can field that can beat him, and the only question is the margin of victory he will enjoy (despite trunks filled with dead babies, Democrat ballots and dead babies voting Democrat). One reason is that the things that were never discussed last night: the economy and the border/immigration crisis. Also not mentioned was the Hong Kong situation, which does have free speech and other cultural/political ramifications. What can the Democrats say about either of those vis a vis an attack on Trump that would not come across on the TV screen as complete and utter bilge? And you can bet your sweet ass that those two issues are going to be hammered home and yuuuugely by HombreNaranjaMalo from now through 2020.

The other sobering observation I had is that no one on that stage had anything at all that was in the least bit positive or uplifting about America and Americans. How can they? They've built their entire careers, as have all of their predecessors for the past half century or more, running down the country, culture and its heritage, sowing division in order to seize absolute power. And that leads right into my final observation. Whether it's open borders, command and control economic madness, racialism, censorship, abortion, the war on religious liberty, you name it - every crackpot, lunatic idea and assault on the republic as founded that came out of the collective maw of that 12-headed beast last night is now the baseline platform and policy goals of the Democrat Party going forward. Yes, it always has been but now it's out in the open. They will race pell-mell for it openly and brazenly, as opposed to secretly and incrementally. Assuming Trump wins in 2020 (please G-d), what happens when he leaves? He has singlehandedly been the first president to ratchet back at least one notch, as Margaret Thatcher once described IIRC, the step by step march to globalist/socialist totalitarian tyranny. The Left will not abide by that. The big question is will the Trump era be a one-off pause or will it be a harbinger of a movement?

The world wonders...


DEMOCRAT DEBATE LOWLIGHTS




JOE, HUNTER BIDET UKRAINE & CHI-COM SCANDALS

Surprising no one, Amy Robach did her job by slobbering all over the not quite weepy Hunter Bidet. Aside from sweeping under the rug his graft from the Chi-Coms, the salient question is if working for Burisma and the Chi-Coms was totally legit, why did you resign from the board? Also, if you thought it might look dodgy now that you've been called out on it, why didn't you realize it back then? Meh. Meth and being a son-of-a-Biden is a helluva drug, yo.



IMPEACHMENT FOLLIES
Whatever happened to impeach Trump or the world will end? Also, Rudy tells the kangaroo kommittee LOLGF, a look back at alleged "whistleblowers" of the past and Ol' Yeller drops more tonnage on this banana republic garbage.



AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, MIGRANT INVASION, BORDER SECURITY

This is why we got Trump and the GOP disgusts me.



OFFICIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY-ENDORSED ANTI-SEMITISM

Calling out a bald-faced Joo-hater is now racist, or something.



DEMOCRAT-LEFTIST SCANDALS, CRIMES, CHUTZ-POCRISY, MESHUGAS

Relax kids, she's a Joo-hater AND a crook wrapped up in one!



POLITICS

Aside from that flea circus in Ohio, well-known prognosticator picks Trump in '20, Bernie sez go long on printing presses and gulags, 3 out of 4 floozy Maoists choose Bernie, a Venezuelan government official invites the farshimmelt fuhrer-in-waiting to come live the dream for himself, Ronan Farrow rips Hillary, Lizzy the liar, Andrew Cuomo says trigger-minus-tr-plus-n (sheesh), aww Blotto sez he will retire to a life of baking turd hors d'oeuvres, and yes I can imagine there's no Leftists... life could be a dream, sweetheart.



FIRST AMENDMENT, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, BIG BROTHER BIG TECH

Blotto leads the war on G-d, Da Nang Dick dicks around with phony bill to protect the inciters of violence against non-existent threats against them, and David Harsanyi napalms multi-millionaire imbecile.



ABORTION

At last some sanity from the courts.



FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL

The Trukish situation continues with VP Pence headed to Ankara to try and talk turkey with Turdogan as new sanctions bite, an essay praising Trump's strategy and yes, the Kurds ain't all that hot when you look at their history. Also, Ho slams Mo and gets heave ho, the Chi-Coms have their filthy tentacles in deep over here, NorKs covering up pig ebola; man, they better pray their tree bark stays safe, Ecuador reaches deal to end strife over skyrocketing fuel prices and another look at the inner and outer workings of Brexit.



DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS

When in heaven's name are we going to stop this insanity? Spoiler alert: probably never.



DOMESTIC AFFAIRS, THE BUREAUCRACY, WASTE, FRAUD, CORRUPTION

Oh boy, wait until you see this list of freaks and geeks Demand Justice said they'd never show you and California really is a rogue nation on our western border.



THE ECONOMY, STUPID

Totally hypocrisy at Target and a completely not shocking study states the obvious.



CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY

If they reconsider the life sentence for an immediate execution, I'd be cool with that.



EDUCATION, INDOCTRINATION

No wonder Indoctrination Inc. hates charter schools and the shambles that is globalism/socialism came from somewhere.



RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, LYSENKOISM

Christian Toto looks at Jane Fonda's latest grasp at spotlight-whoring.



FEMINAZISM, TRANSGENDER PSYCHOSIS, HOMOSEXUALIZATION, WAR ON MASCULINITY/NORMALCY

Elizabeth Hekawi sure can pick a winner, and two on the madness of transgenderism.



CULTURE WARS, HITHER & YON

Vietnam no fan of Hollywood cartoon that pushes Chi-Com propaganda, Empire and abortion plot line, and Christian Toto on Phelim Macaleer's Strzok and Page production.

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

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

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (10/15/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(H/T lizardbrain)


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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I

"Our nation faces an epidemic of child sexual abuse, with the Internet making it too easy for predators to communicate with children across the country," "The Justice Department is committed to working with federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to prosecute child sexual abuse aggressively." United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger


Quote II

“DiAngelo is an academic who claims all white people, including herself, are inherently racist. Claiming you’re not racist makes you a racist, or so she contends. And white people suffer from what she terms ‘white fragility’—an unwillingness to admit and talk about their own intolerance,” Wayne Hoffman


Quote III

"We are in the fight of our lives. Everything is on the table in 2020. They think so too, because they think that if they lose in 2020 that they are — they're going to have to — the rules are going to be fair and they'll never win again. And they're right. If we win in 2020, they are done forever.

But it's scary for us, too, because if they win, literally it could be the end of the world." Tom Steyer


Quote IV

I have to sign letters, it’s the hardest thing I have to do. I sign letters, “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Smith from Arkansas. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Jones from Alabama. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Somebody from some great state, I’m sorry to inform you, your son has been killed in combat. I’m so sorry.” And every letter is individually done because sometimes the parents, they’re grieving, and they get together with other parents, and I don’t want to see that it’s like the same letter. So we do different letters. It’s the hardest thing I have to do. Hardest thing.It’s the hardest thing I have … I was telling Tom Cotton, it’s the hardest thing that I have to do. And I sign those letters, and it just, it breaks your heart. POTUS Donald J. Trump

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Debate Thread Two

—Ace of Spades

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Democrat Debate Thread
Plus: Joe Biden Has Ordered the Media and His Rivals Not To Bring Up the Name "Graft Hunter." Will His Opponents Be Sniveling Little Bitches and Comply?

—Ace of Spades

The debate starts at 8 pm Eastern on CNN. Live feed here.

Speaking of Bloomberg and Biden: Here's Michael Bloomberg's own press outfit noting that Sheriff Joe Biden has forbidden his Democrat rivals from bringing up his corrupt, useless, coke-addled drop.

Joe Biden has a warning for his Democratic rivals as they prepare for the fourth televised debate next week: Stay away from the issue of Ukraine and [Graft] Hunter Biden.

...

An aide to Biden said that any candidate who "calls themselves a 'Democrat'" and repeats what the aide said were "discredited lies" about Biden and his son "would be making a profound statement about themselves."

We'll see if the other candidates bring up Graft Hunter's corruption, coke-habit, and unacknowledged bastard child, or if they're servile little bitches who immediately follow the orders of someone they acknowledge ad their superior and thereby fail the Presidential Test.

They really should: 40% of Democrat voters want Graft Hunter to be discussed:

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Nannystate Liberal Michael Bloomberg Putting Out Word He Might Jump Into Presidential Race if Biden Continues Bleeding Out of His Eye

—Ace of Spades

"Bleeding out of his eye" is an old folk-saying meaning "fucking everything up like a retard."

The former mayor in March announced he would not run for president because he believed it would be difficult for him to prevail in a Democratic primary. He also saw former Vice President Biden as a viable moderate voice.

But a CNBC report Monday claims Bloomberg is reconsidering after seeing Biden stumble and lose ground to Elizabeth Warren.

A Bloomberg run is premised on Biden withdrawing from the race, however, sources told the outlet -- and that is unlikely, at least through the early voting contests. A Bloomberg spokesman had no immediate comment.

Meanwhile, there's still chatter that Hillary Clinton is raising her profile to make a late entry into the race possible, and now there's chatter about Michelle Obama entering the race as well.

An outfit did a poll to see how she'd do in a hypothetical bid in New Hampshire.

Former first lady Michelle Obama would enter the 2020 Democratic New Hampshire primary race as the frontrunner, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll has found -' though so far she’s insisted she won’t.

The poll, conducted Oct. 9-13, has Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden tied in the lead of the current Democratic field in the Granite State primary, with Bernie Sanders slightly behind.

"Today, the Democratic race is a statistical dead heat between Warren (25%), Biden (24%) and Sanders (22%)," pollster R. Kelly Myers wrote in his summary of the poll results.

The Democrats sure don't seem to be very happy with any of their announced candidates if they keep daydreaming about hypothetical ones.

The Bloomberg threat is interesting. Some Democrats -- the New York Wall Street types -- are the wokest, most partisan urban progressives imaginable, but they can't quite bring themselves to admit they are de facto socialists.

If Biden -- the alleged "moderate" (lol) -- loses to Warren, or becomes too stricken to continue, there's going to be an almost Trumpian war of the wings in the Democrat Party.

There's already the smell of panic in the air. Establishment/Corporatist Democrats see Tater Salad Joe losing to Elizabeth Warren, and they're beside themselves.

They've flooded him with money -- yet he still struggles. What else can they do?

With the electability claim diminished, Biden faces a steep climb on the merits of his record and current policy stances.

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And in an era when small donations from the grassroots are adding up to big financial hauls, Biden is so uninspiring that he’s losing the money race by a wide margin. Despite his relentless harvesting of big checks from hedge-fund managers, rich CEOs and the like, Biden’s campaign raised a total of only about $15 million in the last quarter, compared to around $25 million that Sanders and Warren each received....

But Biden continues to greatly benefit from the orientations of corporate media outlets that loudly echo the concerns of corporate Democrats (often called "moderates" or "centrists") and their kindred spirits in realms like Wall Street....

A CNBC article summarized on-air comments from network star Jim Cramer: "The financial community is really worried about the possibility of Sen. Elizabeth Warren becoming president.” A theme among corporate executives, he said, is that "she's got to be stopped."

Such rumblings have grown louder since that broadcast five weeks ago, as Warren has surged into virtual ties with Biden in national polls. In late September, CNBC reported: "Democratic donors on Wall Street and in big business are preparing to sit out the presidential campaign fundraising cycle -- or even back President Donald Trump -- if Sen. Elizabeth Warren wins the party's nomination."


Trump's pouring gas on this smoldering fire, trolling the debate site with planes trailing signs that say Socialism Kills Jobs.

“SOCIALISM DESTROYS OHIO JOBS. VOTE TRUMP,” read the advertisement. The banner was visible starting at noon EST and the Trump campaign said it would fly the banner until 6:45 p.m., with a short break during the afternoon.

BTW: The debate starts at 8pm Eastern on CNN.

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Antifa Vandalizes Oregon Democrat Party Headquarters With Graffitti Urging Violence Against Cops, and the Oregon Democrat Party... Defends Antifa's Right to Grieve In Their Own Way

—Ace of Spades

The SUV that fled after hitting an antifa thug then crashed into the local Democrat offices, where I guess it was abandoned.

Then antifa came and vandalized those offices.

How does the Democrat Party, which CNN's Jake Tapper tells me is not at all supportive of antifa, react?

By making excuses for Antifa.

But they're not aligned or anything.

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#Woke NBA Hero LeBron James Wanted to Know Why Houston Rockets GM Morey Wasn't Being Punished For Supporting Hong Kong Protesters
Update: Hong Kong Now Burning LeBron's Jersey

—Ace of Spades

I already knew he was a bitch, but now I find out he's a snitch.

NBA star LeBron James reportedly pressured the NBA to punish the Rockets' General Manager Daryl Morey after he tweeted support for Hong Kong.

James argued that if something a NBA player had tweeted had cost the league money they would have been punished, and questioned why the same wasn't happening to Morey, according to Dave McMenamin on ESPN.

LeBron, the tattletale bitch sissy, had previously whined that Morey was not properly educated about China like LeBron is, and furthermore, that Freedom of Speech is a lie.

"We all talk about this freedom of speech -- yes, we all do have freedom of speech, but at times there are ramifications for the negative that can happen when you’re not thinking about others and only thinking about yourself," James said during a press conference Monday. "I don't want to get into a word or sentence feud with Daryl Morey, but I believe he wasn't educated on the situation at hand."


Previously, LeBron was seen whining that Daryl Morey hadn't considered the suffering of multimillionaire NBA players when expressing support of people being beaten in the streets.

Lebron had tweeted:

"My team and this league just went through a difficult week. I think people need to understand what a tweet or statement can do to others. And I believe nobody stopped and considered what would happen. Could have waited a week to send it."

What a difficult week! So much first-class travel and five star hotels and Michelin-rated restaurants!

You know you can actually get a massage on some expensive first-class flights? What a hardship.


Why didn't Morey think of Poor You instead of the protesters being shot and beaten in Hong Kong?

How do you find the strength to endure, Little Soldier?


Right on, LeBron. Millions in Hong Kong are fearful that their entire way of life is about to change, and thousands upon thousands of protesters are risking their lives to make a stand for their freedom and their future. Why would Morey think about them when your preseason vacation and your bank account is at stake? How selfish of him.

If only Morey had done what you did Monday, LeBron, and tacitly admit that the only thing that really matters is your ability to sell shoes and market "Space Jam 2" in a country of 1.4 billion, we could have had an intellectually honest discussion about doing business in China and the cost of free speech in a country where only propaganda is tolerated.

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Be sure to check out Jason Whitlock's analysis of the situation, which is that the NBA is a minor player compared to Big Shoe (Nike first and foremost).

And China is very important to Big Shoe, both as a market and, of course, as its chief manufacturing center.

So to hell with Hong Kong. Keep those Nike endorsement checks coming.

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Hunter Biden: Why No, I Didn't Know Anything About Energy or Gas, But I Was Totally Qualified to be a Board Member of Burisma

—Ace of Spades

Because his job wasn't about gas or energy, but about peddling influence.

And Hunter Biden knows all about that particular industry.

"You didn't have any extensive knowledge about natural gas or Ukraine itself," Robach told Biden in an interview on Good Morning America.

"No, but I think I had as much knowledge as anyone else on that board, if not more," Biden said.

Robach also asked him what his qualifications were for the board of a natural gas company. Biden pointed to his time on the board of Amtrak, his position as chairman of the board of the U.N. World Food Programme, and his time at a prestigious law firm.

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Robach asked Biden if he thinks he would have gotten any of these prestigious positions if his last name weren't Biden, and he said he wasn't sure.

"I don't know. Probably not. I don't think that there's a lot of things that would have happened in my life if my last name wasn't Biden," he said.

Hunter Biden claimed that being on the board of Amtrak -- a government-owned company that only exists due to his father's political patronage of the outfit -- made him qualified to serve on Burisma's board.

The Free Beacon then wondered: What made him qualified to serve on the board of his dad's favorite tax-suck?

Well, his qualifications were... that he rode trains a lot.

No seriously.

Hunter Biden's only qualification for obtaining a seat on the Amtrak board of directors in 2006 was that he often rode trains.

That's according to his father Joe Biden's Delaware colleague in the Senate, Tom Carper, who offered the sole nomination speech for the younger Biden when his name was presented in the Senate Commerce Committee. In his prepared remarks, Carper said Biden would be an "excellent addition" to the board, but was unable to list any reason beyond his frequent use of trains.

"More significantly, Hunter has spent a lot of time on Amtrak trains," Carper said after listing schools Biden attended. "Like his father, Rep. Mike Castle and myself, Hunter Biden has lived in Delaware while using Amtrak to commute to his job in Washington, D.C."

"You learn a lot about what works and what could work better at Amtrak by riding those trains," Carper said.

Below, video of Graft-Hunter Biden answering these questions.

Jack Posobiec's text -- that Graft-Hunter "melts down" -- is frankly Fake News and will spoil it for you by raising expectations.

Still, he's not able to explain why he has blundered into one high-paying gig at companies reliant on government support or indulgence after another.

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O'Keefe Whistleblower/Hidden Camera Sting on CNN Part 2

—Ace of Spades

More of CNN's bias, this time, favoring Warren over Biden, just as they favored La Hillary over Bernie last time.

Full video here.

Most of it is about the network's bias towards Warren, and Jeff Zucker's sleazy carnival barker approach to micromanaging each day's narrative.

CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez [and best pal of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simson ] Says, 'Joe Biden Has a Problem' Because of his Son's Foreign Business Dealings; "It Looks Bad. It Smells Bad."

CNN President Jeff Zucker Pushes Kamala Harris' Demand to Take Down Trump’s Twitter Account;“"I Think it’s a Good Segment...Not Going to Happen, But it’s a Good Talking -- it's a Good Segment."

Zucker on Harris: "She is Also Retooling Her Struggling Campaign."

CNN Media Coordinator Christian Sierra Says Network is Less Fair to Andrew Yang and Amy Klobuchar, "They’re Pro-Top Contenders."

Sierra: "I Think They Like Warren a Lot" "...They Don't Like Tulsi Gabbard"


CNN Media Coordinator Nick Neville Says "People Would Change the Channel" if Network Broadcasted a Biden Rally.

CNN VP and Political Director David Chalian Believes That Andrew Yang Will Not Become the Democratic Nominee for President.

CNN Insider Cary Poarch:"“I Actually Came to CNN a Registered Democrat. I Campaigned and Voted for Bernie in the Primaries of the 16’ election;" "...All That I Thought I Knew and Hoped to be at CNN Was False."

Poarch: "It's an Unwritten Rule That if You Are Center, Center Right, or Heaven Forbid, Full Right Republican Trump Supporter, Then You Are Not Welcome at CNN"

Highlights below.

Yesterday's Project Veritas video noted that even CNN employees are tired of Jeff Zucker's demands that the network be All Anti-Trump Propaganda All the Time.

"I don't care about the MSNBC event, OK? I don't care about them. Let's just stay very focused on impeachment," a person identified as Zucker says in the recording. "We shouldn't just pretend, oh, this is going one way. And so all of these moves are toward impeachment."

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The video also showed someone identified as a CNN media coordinator Nick Neville being secretly recorded.

"Jeff Zucker, basically the president of CNN, has a personal vendetta against Trump… i'’s not gonna be positive for Trump. [Zucker] hates him. He's going to be negative," the person identified as Neville said in the highly edited video.

The same person also said that many CNN employees want to err on the side of "journalistic integrity" but "big boss" Zucker "f----ing tell you what to do." "You have to like… to a certain extent, you have to follow his verdict," the man said. "He's like had an on-going feud with Trump… he's had an on-going feud with Trump since 'The Apprentice.'"

Another alleged CNN employee, identified as media coordinator Christian Sierra, said that "everyone at the network" complains about the anti-Trump tone.


"They hate covering Trump all day," he said.

Carnival barkers gonna carnival bark, shills gonna shill, and propagandists gonna propagandize.

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Incredible, Frightening Two-Man BASE Jump From Kuala Lampur Tower

—Ace of Spades

I found the video below and have been googling to find out where this took place.

Apparently Kuala Lampur, Malaysia, permits -- even invites -- parachuters to come and jump from its KL Tower.

Daredevils from 25 countries just jumped from the tower.

Mohd Akmal was among 103 jumpers participating in the Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump Malaysia (KLTIJM) 2019 event.

Now 34, the Movie Animation Park Studios stunt performer said he felt "reborn" after his first jump from the 300m-high sky deck.

Malaysia is, it seems, sort of a haven for legalized daredeviltry:

KLTIJM is the last of a series of BASE jump events in Malaysia this year. The other locations for the events were the Alor Star Tower, Gua Damai Xpark in Batu Caves and Wisma Sanyan in Sibu.

Watch this jump. As one viewer said: "It's a rollercoaster of emotions." Indeed.

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Report: Chris Wallace, Martha MacCallum Mocked Trump at Meeting With Advertisers

—Ace of Spades

From a New York Times article:

"'Contrary to the opinion of some people, he’s not our boss,' Ms. MacCallum said, marveling at Mr. Trump's criticism of Fox News for airing interviews with Democratic presidential candidates. 'It is kind of shocking to hear that he really -- that's the way he thinks about how we should cover the election.'

Mr. Wallace joked about the president’s tendency to compare him unfavorably to his father, the '60 Minutes' legend Mike Wallace, who died in 2012. ‘He often likes to say about me, 'You know, I was covered by Mike Wallace, I liked him much more,'" Mr. Wallace told the advertisers. 'To which my reaction is always: One of us has a daddy problem, and it’s not me.'"

Meanwhile, liberals and the Soy Right (but I repeat myself) continue wetting their panties over the Shep Smith firing, worrying that maybe their phoney-baloney jobs aren't safe:

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Iran Kidnaps -- or "Detains," as the Compromised American Media Says -- Exile Who Shared News of Anti-Regime Protests On His Mini-Media Platform

—Ace of Spades

Watch ABCNews break open its Emergency Euphemism Cabinet to avoid saying "kidnapped from his place of exile in Paris and then thrown in a dungeon for speaking out against the regime."

Instead they say that unknown persons -- Revolutionary Guard spies, naturally -- "guided" the man from an outside country to Iran, at which point he was "detained."

Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said Monday it arrested an exiled journalist who helped fan the flames of nationwide economic protests that struck the country at the end of 2017. Meanwhile, Iran's president said his country was prepared to begin using even more-advanced centrifuges as its nuclear deal with world powers collapses.

The Guard and a later announcement on state television did not explain how authorities detained Ruhollah Zam, who ran a website called AmadNews that posted embarrassing videos and information about Iranian officials. He had been living and working in exile in Paris.

The Guard said Zam was "guided into the country" before the arrest. His channel on the encrypted messaging app Telegram was apparently taken hold of, too, as a message noting his arrest went to its 1 million subscribers.

An announcement on state television called Zam a "special prey." It said his detention was a victory of the Guard's intelligence department over Western services.

The report described Zam as the head of network of psychological warfare by Iran's enemies. The Guard alleged Zam was supported by the intelligence services of the U.S., France and Israel, something the journalist long denied. French officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

This is a major test for the media, though I'm not sure it's a "test," as I know the media will fail.

The media is currently in its second or third week of Virtue Signalling over the assassination of Jamil Kashoggi by Saudi Arabia.

But the media is aligned with Iran because Obama was aligned with Iran.

Attacking Saudi Arabia over Kashoggi is in the media's political interests, in as much as attacking Saudi Arabia benefits their chief enemy, Iran. And the media is aligned with Iran.

But now that Iran has abducted a journalist from Paris -- where is journalism was completely legal -- and imprisoned him, likely in order to be executed -- will the media make any kind of noise? Will we see dozens of op-eds decrying the savagery of the Iranian regime, as they did in the case of Saudi Arabia?

Or will they take a knee?

Bear in mind, the man will almost certainly be executed within days or weeks, so it is critical that the media make a very big noise right fucking now if there is to be any chance that this man lives.

What's your bet?

My bet is that they pretend this didn't happen.

Because they're monsters and cowards and furthermore in the employ -- either de facto or in earnest -- of hostile foreign interests.


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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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Yes, this is a big deal for me; I believe that the militarization of America's police is an unalloyed awful development, and one that has no positive effects on our society. It emerged from a combination of the "War On Drugs," hysterical over-reaction from police unions and the local and state governments that wanted to buy their votes, and among other things the federal government's parking lots full of unused military equipment.

I'll climb down off my soap box when cops are held to the same standards as regular Americans or, for that matter, to the same standards as our armed forces. We have some combat veterans in our midst...any of them care to comment on how a soldier or marine would have been dealt with had he, during a routine patrol in a low-threat neighborhood, fired through the window of a home at an unarmed resident? Or shot and killed a naked man?

Naked! No weapon!

But, none of this absolves the media of their vile race-baiting and hiding of the salient facts in favor of an inflammatory headline.

Former police officer found not guilty of murder in shooting death of unarmed black veteran

Yes, you scummy anti-American sleazes, he wasn't convicted of murder, but he was convicted of other serious charges that may get him sent to prison for the rest of his life. And I hate to break it to you, or more probably you already know it and are hiding the facts, but White people get shot by cops just as often as Blacks as a percentage of total encounters.

This isn't a racial issue, this is an out-of-control cops issue.

But is it possible that the tide is turning?

Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting That Killed Atatiana Jefferson

I certainly hope so. The obscene assumption that the most important thing in America is that cops go home, safe and sound every night, and the rest of America be damned is something that needs to be changed. The data show that policing is actually much safer than many other occupations, yet nobody is clamoring for up-armored taxis and million dollar tree-felling equipment for our brave cabbies and lumberjacks.

The sad thing is that a generation or two ago, most Americans respected the police, and didn't see them as an occupying force. But years of militarizing them has taken its toll.


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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Shotgun Hospitality
Frederic Remington

"An armed society is a polite society." Sort of a simplistic sentiment (sorry Heinlein fans), but Remington was correct in this scene.

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The Morning Report - 10/15/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning kids. Tuesday and the beat goes on. In the lead we have the real reason why Ukraine is being flung at President Trump. Not only is the Democrat-Media Complex attempting to protect Joe Bidet and his son but more accurately, to protect several other key Democrats who are up to their necks in corruption and graft involving that country.

...Sen. Ed Markey was the Senate sponsor of the Green New Deal! He wants to shut down gas production in America. Yet he personally intervened with the Obama administration to send your tax dollars to boost Ukraine's gas production. And not just once...

...It got almost no attention, but in May [2018], CNN reported that Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to Ukraine's prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing concern at the closing of four investigations they said were critical to the Mueller probe. In the letter, they implied that their support for U.S. assistance to Ukraine was at stake...

Like I always say, nice work if you can get it. Meanwhile, the utterly disgusting spectacle of impeachment based on the lie that the President committed the crimes that actual Democrats committed continues. These people really are now shamelessly drunk on power and have long ago abandoned even the illusion of propriety and the barest minimum of fealty to the Constitution. Case in point was yesterday's removal of GOP Congressman Matt Gaetz from an impeachment deposition at the behest of Schiff-for-brains. Somewhere in the depths of Hell, Lavrenty Beria and Roland Freisler are beaming with pride at the bug-eyed dweeb. Ol' Yeller Levin, as usual, is dead right on this travesty while Schiff-for-Brains continues spouting bald-faced lies about Trump's phone call with Ukie prexy Zelensky, and to round it up, the question that essentially I just answered up top.

On top of all of this, we are still expecting the report from the DoJ about FISA abuse and the Steele dossier that got all of this crap going in the first place. And that, like all the rest of it, points directly at Clinton, Obama and the corrupt national security and law enforcement agencies that they used against a political opponent.

They are not going to impeach Donald Trump. What they are desperate to do is to smear him to such an extent as to make the public be in favor of it, and more crucially, give enough GOP Senators cover to vote to convict and remove him. So far, every smear has exploded in their faces and spectacularly so. They're a one-note joke with all of this and for the next 13 months it will just be more of the same. Whatever happens, this really is the bitter end of America, even after Trump departs on January 20th, 2025 (please G-d).

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

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

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (10/14/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(H/T AKA Average Guy)


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THE QUOTES OF THE DAY


Quote I


“Hunter always understood that his father would be guided, entirely and unequivocally, by established U.S. policy, regardless of its effects on Hunter’s professional interests,” “He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States.”George Mesires


Quote II

“We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and non-violent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law,” Emily Grossman


Quote III

“We have not had that [indoor] option for — it’s been at least 20 years that we have the ability to shoot anywhere indoors around here,” Southern Maryland resident Bill Kitchens


Quote IV

“The radical Democrats policies are crazy. The politicians are corrupt. Their candidates are terrible. They know they can’t win an election so they are pursuing an illegal, invalid, and unconstitutional bullshit impeachment.” POTUS Donald J. Trump


I wish POTUS George W. Bush had shown 25% as much fight as Trump.

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Mitt Romney, who is America's number one geopolitical foe, claims Turkey is a "small country"
Kyle Sheideler responds that he is anti-Turkey and doesn't wish them to be a part of NATO, but Mitt Romney should stick to giving gay kids haircut rapes, because Turkey has the second largest army in all of NATO, after only the US. If that's "small," what would "big" be?
When I was in Beirut, I was surprised to learn that Arabs felt insecure because there was not a single Arab great power capable of doing much more than defend its own borders (if even that). No Arab powers-- not even in the Middle East? No, I was told by a professor. There are three great powers in the Middle East, but not a single one of them is Arab. One is Israel -- obviously not Arab. One is Iran. They're Persians. And one is Turkey, who are not Arabs but Turks.
Anyway, it's strange to hear Mitt Romney, America's Number One Geopolitical Foe, get something so absurdly wrong as to call Turkey, one of the three Great Powers of the Middle East, a "small country" that we don't need to pay no mind to.
Quick funny story from Tim Pool, explaining why social media "fact-checking" is trash -- it's because they rely on trash outlets, like CNN and MSNBC (and the SPLC and Snopes!), to decide what is true and what is not true, despite CNN and MSNBC being absurdly biased and wrong more often than right.
The quick story he tells (about a minute long) is about Wikipedia's insistence that he himself "invented a zeppelin" -- something some trash outlet made up. It's not derogatory -- who wouldn't want to be credited as a zeppelin inventor? -- but it's completely false and without even a some distorted factual basis.
But no matter how many times Pool tells them "I never invented any zeppelin, you should delete that," they keep the false zeppelin-inventing biographical point, because Tim Pool is not considered a "credible source" on Tim Pool's zeppelin-inventing career or lack of same.
HuffPo says you invented a zeppelin, and who are you compared to the warriors of truth we know as HuffPo?
PBS "News" Hour "journalist" is very, very angry that Trump... posted a respectful remembrance of Elijah Cummings?
Psst, little open secret: It's the Paul Ryan types who keep PBS and NPR funded. Everything for the Suburban Wine Moms.
Video about your eyes' and brain's own color-correction function -- in other words, explaining the "What Color Is This Dress?" controversy
Even if you remember the gist of the explanation about the blue-black or white-gold dress, this video is still sort of illuminating (pun intended)
They gimmicked up another case of colors looking different to different people. This video can help you see something in ambiguous lighting in two different ways.
By the way, it worked for me.
SJW Fascist: Let's ban children's Stormtrooper costumes Because Nazi and Because Trump
This is inspired by Ivanka Trump's son wearing the costume. Now it's #problematic and must be #cancelled.
Tim Pool: YouTube is suppressing all videos which mention James O'Keefe's sting videos, imposing Chinese-style speech restrictions to make James O'Keefe officially Unmentionable and erased from all public discussion
All hail our Social Media Monopoloy Overlords. Who just happen to be working to protect Legacy Media Overlords.
Tim Pool also notes in this video that Twitter is refusing to give primary challengers a Blue Check, which the incumbents already have, delivering a huge advantage to incumbents and a big disadvantage to challengers.
Cvckshed Query: My girlfriend is going to meet her favorite niche-band rock-singer from the 90s, and then she's going to fvck him until she sees crooked and can't walk right. Am I being a dick for being upset about this?
Hmm, the letter is signed "Definitely not JG [insert Simpsons reference]."
I wonder what that cryptic hint could mean. oh well I guess we'll never know.
Vid: "Hysterical" and emotional child Greta Thunberg needs to grow up some
Someone else made this point: Greta Thunberg is a sixteen year old girl. Yet her parents insist on dressing her as if she's 8. Including the little-girl braids. Is this part of the stagecraft?
The CW's heavily-promoted Batwoman -- a character blurbed by the network as "armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind" -- plummets in second week ratings, becoming the CW's lowest-viewed superhero show
Supergirl, which I also hear is a #WokeFest, also tanked in ratings.
I'm going to guess all of these shows are slipping in ratings. They're just not good. Update: Yup. The Flash show dropped in ratings too.
Let's check the difference between #Woke internet reviewers and the audience at Rotten Tomatoes: 69% positive for Batwoman from #Woke Mary Sue types, 12% from the audience.
Julie Kelly discusses the impotency of the NeverTrumpers with Seb Gorka
"Three men and a fax machine" she says of Messrs. Hayes, Goldberg, and French
Of course: Fake News ABC shows Turkish propaganda video, supposedly of Turkish forces advancing, but really of live fire at a Western gun range; ABC News refuses to issue on-air correction
Yes, they distinguish between "over the airwaves" -- which is what makes them a broadcasting operation, of course, and nothing little tweet corrections on the internet, which means nothing. This is what the Twitter Addict Jake Tapper Fanbois don't get -- sure, Jake Tapper will retweet a single post about some issue that hurts the Democrat party or his precious progressive/socialist movement. But these stories rarely make it to his actual show, the thing that counts in his mind, and counts in most people's minds, really, as the "real news," as opposed to some blow-off bullshit on Twitter.
Yet Jake Tapper's Twitter Fanbois are proud of themselves for lobbying Jakey to retweet something. They're very cheat dates -- 2 am bootycalls, really -- who won't insist on a proper date. You know, out in public. Meaning, on the air.
Opinion: The media desperately campaigned for Joker to fail -- and even tried to provoke a theater shooting to discredit Joker -- because the film is largely about the failure and evil of the media
That part of the analysis starts at 7:05. It should be cued up to that part.
I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but without getting into specifics, let's just say the media is as usual very, very concerned that something might provoke violence against the media specifically -- while being blithely unconcerned, or even downright enthusiastic, about provoking violence against those outside the Media Guild.
Oh, by the way, as the media's Plan A of stirring up a theater shooting didn't work out, they're going to their Plan B -- accusing the film of being about a White Man. Which, yes, is now apparently a crime.
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What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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