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July 17, 2024

The Convention: JD Vance Speaks

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Tonight and tomorrow night are big nights, so I'll finally put up threads for them.



Speaking of Biden's " " " covid " " " -- it just so happens he came down with "covid" after media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg told him donor patience was running out, and soon the money would run out out too.

Joe Biden met in Las Vegas Wednesday with Jeffrey Katzenberg, the film producer and a top campaign adviser, who conveyed a warning: The president's donors' patience is wearing thin, and their cash soon will, too.

Katzenberg, one of Biden's closest counselors and a conduit to moneyed circles in media and finance, told the president that major donors, doubtful of his ability to win in November, have all but stopped writing the kind of big checks that sustain campaigns in the home stretch, people familiar with the meeting said. One of the people said the donor warning came in a broader discussion of other campaign topics.

Democratic donors have been privately wringing their hands for weeks, but it had been unclear until now whether their concerns had made it to a president whose inner circle has shrunk as calls for him to drop out have grown louder.

"Covid" would be a good excuse to not run: He could claim he's worried about his future physical health, not his current mental health, and thus he will withdraw from the race while remaining president. Something which makes little sense, but there's no way Biden will withdraw from the presidency.

NBC "News'" Joy Reid "praises" the Covid 19 diagnosis, and says Biden can weaponize it against Trump:

Nicholas Fondacaro @NickFondacaro

Joy Reid praises Biden's COVID diagnosis because it can be used politically. She claimed Trump killed millions of people:

"[Biden can] remind people of what hell we went through because of Donald Trump. Here's a great messaging opportunity...remind people how many people died."

Peter Navarro, unjustly jailed for refusing a Congressional subpoena while Merrick Garland remains unprosecuted for the same offense, just got out of jail and arrived in Milwaukee to speak tonight. Thanks to Andycanuck.

Below, some highlights from last night.

Madeleine Brames got the crowd roaring with her "mine eyes have been opened" speech about Alvin Bragg and the Democrats' pro-criminal agenda:

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 08:30 PM Comments

King Harv Imperial Coffee

Horseplay/Bearplay Cafe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Andalusian horse
hair by Vidal Sassoon

A short cafe tonight. I'll post the convention thread at 8:30, or earlier if there's some particularly big news before then. JD Vance will speak at the end of the night, at, I would guess, 9:30 or so.

On to this mini-cafe:

A "fever of rays" form a ray-shaped school.

Awww: Baby giraffe tries valiantly to stand upon his long but clumsy legs. Keep your chin up, little camper!

Bird gently reminds you that it's one minute past feeding time.

The animal abuse here is hard to watch -- a savage punches a donkey in the face -- and it gets more violent when the donkey decides he's had enough of this vicious basement-IQ primitive's abuse.

The dangers of hunting marlin.

Absolute chungus of a bear.

Tibetan mastiff says "Get out of here, wolf!"

Big horn sheep have a collision in a parking lot, then exchange drivers information.

Goat rodeo clown.

Turkeys give news presenter a little goose.

Panther horseplay.

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It Gets Worse: Secret Service Warned of Armed Gunman Ten Minutes Before Trump Walked on Stage

—Disinformation Expert Ace

And they didn't delay him from going on.

Before getting to all of that: Biden just tested positive for Covid. He canceled a Las Vegas fundraiser appearance.

I wonder if it's the usual covid, or the special "CIA Covid."

So here's what's going on right now: Democrats are praying that the covid kills him, while we nice Republicans are down on our knees begging for God to spare him.

"Dear God, we cannot do without this man... he stutters..."

On to the newest, worst news about the Secret Shame.

Aishah Hasnie @aishahhasnie

Source familiar with Secret Service briefing w/Senators tells me a timeline shared with them reveals SS was aware of a threat about 10 minutes before TRUMP walked on stage and still let him on stage.

Fox News video of a report about the ten minute (unheeded) warning.

Collin Rugg @CollinRugg

NEW: Two police officers phoned into a "blanket tactical channel" to alert that an armed individual was on the roof moments before Trump was shot at the PA rally.

The million-dollar question: Why didn't Secret Service rush to protect Trump in this moment?

Butler town manager Tom Knights says that the local police officer who "interrupted" Thomas Crooks was hanging from the roof after being lifted up by an officer.

Crooks then pointed his rifle at the officer which then forced him to fall.

The officer who fell and the officer who was holding him, radioed into a "blanket tactical channel" to notify that an armed individual was on the roof.

Knights said there has been no direct communication with members of the Secret Service to Butler officials.

It's unclear how much time was between Crooks pointing his rifle at the officer and when the first shot rang out.

Chris Loesch @ChrisLoesch

Not only did the police and Secret Service identify the shooter as suspicious hours before the shooting...

Not only were they alerted to him being on the roof of the building where the authorities were organizing protection...

Not only did a police officer engage him on the roof and run away moments before he shot...

Not only did the sniper have him in glass for minutes before he shot at the president...

The shooter's parents warned the police something was up with him hours before the shooting!


Another primal scream over either the gross incompetence or willful negligence of the Secret Service For Gurlz (TM).

Gunther Eagleman @GuntherEagleman

This whole ordeal is getting weirder by the minute. Some new details have emerged. Read through this and you'll see that there are many factors that can't be excused. The truth has to come out...

-Crooks is caught on video beforehand scoping out the rooftops and vantage points.

-He was observed with a rangefinder standing next to the building prior to the attempt.

-The law enforcement observed Crooks for 30 minutes prior to the attempted assass*nation.

-There were agents/officers stationed inside of the same building he was perched on.

-They now say the roof was too sloped and posed a danger to the agents.

-Ample number of people in the crowd brought attention to Crooks presence.

-The Secret Service detail was cut down because of Jill Biden deciding to go to an event which pulled agents away from Trump's detail.

-They didn't station CS on that roof because it was sloped, although other units were seen on sloped roofs.

-They couldn't access his phone right away, but nobody knows why.

-He had equipment with him that could've remotely triggered an explosion.

-His parents had reported him missing just a few hours prior to the event.

-There were women in the detail that couldn't even holster their own weapon.

-Agents were seen ducking after the attempt on Trump's life was made.

-They didn't remove Trump when the threat was first detected.

-An officer that climbed a ladder to approach Crooks backed down.

People that are trying to focus on the guy's political affiliation are not serious people. The people that are saying "oh he was just grazed" have no right to be in the conversation.

There are two possible scenarios. Either gross incompetence or willful negligence. Either way swift and stern accountability needs to be handed out.

And yet it gets still worse. The Washington Post reports that the Secret Service knew the building which would become the sniper's roost was unprotected.

And they let Trump take the stage anyway.

[T]he Secret Service failed to do even a minimally competent job. The Washington Post reports that the agency had been informed that local law enforcement did not have sufficient resources to secure the building from which the shooter took his murderous shots. Yet, nothing was done to ensure that the most obvious vantage point from which to assassinate Trump was secured.

We aren't talking about a sniper's nest 950 yards from the site. I am told that for a competent marksman, this was a "chip shot."

Local police alerted the Secret Service before former president Donald Trump's rally Saturday that they lacked the resources to station a patrol car outside a key building where a gunman later positioned himself and shot at Trump, according to local and federal law enforcement.

Richard Goldinger, the district attorney in Butler County, Pa., where the Trump rally took place, said the Secret Service "was informed that the local police department did not have manpower to assist with securing that building."

Goldinger's account was confirmed by a Secret Service official briefed on the incident, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid about a sensitive, ongoing investigation.

The Secret Service official confirmed that positioning an officer outside the building was considered one of the ways to protect against the risk that the agency prepares for at all public events -- that a shooter on high ground has a clear line of sight on the president or other senior officials being protected. The building, owned by Agr International, was just outside the security perimeter for Saturday's rally.

Unbelievable. They knew the site was unsecured and left it that way--even with all the warnings that a suspicious figure with a rangefinder was walking around the building.

The Secret Service even identified Thomas Matthew Crooks as a person of interest and had photographed him.


Is it, though?

As Inigo Montoya said, "This word you keep using, 'unbelievable.' I do not think it means what you think it means."

What the Secret Service is most assuredly hiding is that they diverted resources to protect Doctor President Jill Biden at her indoor meet-and-greet in Pittsburgh.

They don't want to admit that Doctor President Jill really loves her perks of power, and that her galpal Kim Cheatle was only too happy to risk the life of the Once and Future President Trump to make Doctor President Jill feel more important.

If that's not true -- why are they already covering up and lawyering up?

You won't be at all surprised to find out that serial perjurer and obstructer of Congressional investigations Mayorkas is now interfering with Congress' investigation of this absolute sh*tshow.

You know -- like a criminal cover-up of his own responsibility for an assassination attempt on the Once and Future President of the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security, under the leadership of the impeached Alejandro Mayorkas, is reportedly interfering with the House of Representatives' investigation into the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump. Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Texas) disclosed the allegations during an interview at the GOP's national convention, highlighting significant concerns about the department's transparency.

Cloud expressed frustration with the DHS's actions, stating, "It is very concerning that right off the bat, we see DHS obfuscating as opposed to being transparent. This should be something that, regardless of party, we don't allow this kind of thing in our country."

The Secret Service, a key agency within DHS, is at the center of the controversy. Headed by Kimberly Cheatle, a sociology graduate...

Isn't that just the perfect Woke Cherry on top of the Assassination Sundae?

...the Secret Service has faced scrutiny over its failure to prevent the assassination attempt. Cheatle, appointed by President Joe Biden in August 2024, has been defended by Mayorkas despite the agency's shortcomings.

Rep. Cloud, a member of the House Oversight Committee chaired by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), revealed that DHS has obstructed scheduled briefings intended to update the committee on the investigation's progress. "We were scheduled for a first briefing today, just on the facts of the case, what's going on, what they know now, and DHS has stepped in between the communications now of the Secret Service and the Oversight Committee, and are now trying to control the communication between the two committees," Cloud stated.

In response to these obstructions, Chairman Comer is issuing subpoenas to compel the Secret Service director to testify.

Ron Johnson says the SS briefing today was "unbelievably uninformative." The Secret Service only permitted four questions -- they only permitted four questions? Are they now the Emperor's Praetorian, above the petty Senate? -- and said the rest of the questions would have to be submitted in writing.

Which gives them time to lawyer the shit out of them, and also, prevent any follow-ups to the vague horseshit answers they deign to provide.

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Neocon NeverTrumper Max Boot Lectured Us for Years About Patriotism and National Security.
Then His Deep State Wife Started Spying for South Korea in Exchange for Designer Bags and Clothes.

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Do you remember this venal Thumb?


He's on the Council on Foreign Relations.

That means he's a Hyper-Patriot who only wants best for the US.

You know who else was on the Council on Foreign Relations with him?

His Deep State whore of a foreign spy wife.

U.S. Accuses Former C.I.A. Analyst of Working for South Korea

Sue Mi Terry, a North Korea expert with the Council on Foreign Relations, was charged with acting as an agent for Seoul after leaving the intelligence agency.

Spying for South Korea isn't the biggest act of treason I could think of. They're allies -- though of course they have their own interests, which may conflict with ours.

And even if this is not the most serious treason imaginable, it is still treason.

Sue Mi Terry, a prominent voice on American foreign policy, had a refined palate, a love for top-shelf sushi and a taste for designer labels. She liked coats by Christian Dior, handbags by Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, and Michelin-starred restaurants.

Would you say she thirsted for the finer things, like Doctor President Jill Biden thirsts for perks, privileges, and the trappings of power? Like a full Secret Service security team with two teams of counter-snipers for an indoor luncheon?

And, according to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, she accepted such luxury goods and other gifts in exchange for serving the South Korean government in Seoul.

Ms. Terry, a former Central Intelligence Agency analyst and a senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, is accused in a 31-page indictment released Tuesday of a yearslong effort to assist South Korean spies. The indictment says she even introduced the spies to congressional staff members, an action that she described as "bringing the wolf in."


In Ms. Terry's case, prosecutors say she began operating as a foreign agent in 2013, five years after leaving the C.I.A. She was first contacted by an intelligence officer posing as a diplomat for the Korean mission to the United Nations in New York City, the indictment said, and in return for her work over the next decade, Ms. Terry received handbags, clothing and at least $37,000 in covert payments to the think tank where she was employed at the time.

"Despite engaging in extensive activities for and at the direction of" the South Korean government, Ms. Terry did not register as a foreign agent with American officials, as required by law, prosecutors said. She faces two counts, one for failing to register under the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act, and the other for conspiring to violate it.

But as Hunter Biden and Gregg Craig have shown us -- Democrats aren't legally required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act!

In a statement, Lee Wolosky, Ms. Terry's lawyer, said that the allegations were unfounded and distorted "the work of a scholar and news analyst known for her independence and years of service to the United States."

"Dr. Terry has not held a security clearance for over a decade, and her views on matters relating to the Korean Peninsula have been consistent over many years," Mr. Wolosky said. "In fact, she was a harsh critic of the South Korean government during times this indictment alleges that she was acting on its behalf."

He added, "Once the facts are made clear, it will be evident the government made a significant mistake."


According to the indictment, federal agents had suspicions regarding Ms. Terry's contact with Seoul as early as November 2014, when the F.B.I. called her in for a voluntary interview.

As she was questioned, Ms. Terry became "visibly nervous, changed her speech pattern and began to stutter and shift in her seat," the indictment said. Over the ensuing years, agents would track Ms. Terry to numerous restaurants and luxury stores in Washington, D.C., providing photos of her dining with her handlers and standing next to them at cash registers as they bought her expensive goods. Several were included in court papers Tuesday.

In an interview with the F.B.I. in June 2023, Ms. Terry, who was born in Seoul but raised in the United States, admitted that she had resigned from the C.I.A. in 2008 rather than be fired because the agency had "problems" with her contacts with members of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, the indictment said.

But her national-security work was only prelude to more wrongdoing after she left the government, according to prosecutors, including disclosing "nonpublic U.S. government information" to intelligence officers working for South Korea. The indictment says that Ms. Terry handed over handwritten notes of a private group meeting in 2022 regarding the U.S. government's policy toward North Korea that she attended with Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

During this period, the indictment said, Ms. Terry worked for several well-known think tanks in Washington.

Ms. Terry's activity on behalf of South Korea started small and became more ambitious as she worked with three different handlers, the indictment said. At first, she mainly published opinion articles favorable to South Korea's stance on North Korea, but soon she was facilitating meetings between incoming Trump administration officials and South Korean intelligence agents in 2016. By 2018, Ms. Terry was hosting meetings at a think tank at the request of her South Korean handlers, giving them access to U.S. national security officials, the indictment said.


During lavish dinners at primarily Michelin-starred sushi restaurants, followed by drinks at rooftop bars, Ms. Terry's handler would feed her lines she would then parrot in media appearances in the form of policy recommendations regarding U.S.-South Korea relations, the indictment said.

This isn't an aberration -- this is a fairly typical career trajectory for politicos and members of the vile US security state.

Rich Higgins (RIP) told me that many generals and admirals sell themselves to overseas patrons, particularly in the Middle East.

Supposedly they're offering "expert security" advice to foreign potentates. But that's just the cover story -- these guys have the best security experts in the world already.

The real point of giving them these jobs is so that sheikhs can call them on the phone and say, "Why don't you mention this problem we're having to the President? As a friend. We're not paying you to act as our foreign agent, after all. We've already paid you for your, um, 'security' expertise. But since we've already established this friendly relationship, could you be a pal and make the case for us at the State Department, the Commerce Department, and at the White House?"

Can't wait to find out which hostile foreign countries are funding various suddenly-wealthy NeverTrump grifter organizations.

>>>But what exactly the hell is the Council For Foreign Relations?

The CFR is probably the preeminent think tank for leftist globalists. It is made up of a lot of former and even current government official like Tony Blinken as well as business types like Larry Fink of BlackRock. If you overlayed the membership of CFR with the membership of the WEF there would be a lot of overlap.

They have outsized influence on government policy, particularly of Democrat run policy but also uniparty. Big supporter of the idiotic war in Ukraine and it shouldn't come as a surprise that Fiona Hill of the Ukraine impeachment sham is a CFR member.

Posted by: JackStraw

I'm waiting for the other silken slipper to drop.

Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 05:20 PM Comments

Would-Be Assassin Thomas Crooks Was a Trump-Hater, Classmate Claims

—Disinformation Expert Ace

The Bee:


The media and Deep State's eight years of Assassination Preparation did the trick.

How many more assassins did they create?

A former classmate of Thomas Matthew Crooks, a 20-year-old man who attempted to assassinate Trump at a Pennsylvania rally on Saturday, revealed in a recent interview that Crooks had mocked him for supporting Trump and that Crooks did not like Republican politicians in general.

Vincent Taormina told Fox News in an interview, "I brought up the fact that I'm Hispanic and, you know, I'm for Trump. And he said, 'Well, you're Hispanic, so shouldn't you hate Trump?' No. He's great. He was a great president. He called me stupid -- or insinuated that I was stupid." The comments, Taormina said, came during a discussion in 2016 in an English class.

"He just did not like politicians, especially with the choices that we had. He did not like our politicians," he added.

Taormina noted that Crooks was usually silent, except on topics Crooks appeared passionate about, like politics. When those topics came up, Taormina said that Crooks could be "smug [and] arrogant."

"He would just talk, talk and act like he knew everything, especially politics related, and he would say it in a tone that was like, 'I'm better than you,' in a type of way," he said.

Well that doesn't sound like a Woke Progressive MSNBC Addict at all!

He also said that the school was closed due to anonymous threats to shoot up the school. He said he suspected Crooks. He wasn't in school the day one of those threats came in.

The FBI and DHS will continue, of course, to hide all information about the assassin they and their leftwing Regime allies brainwashed to kill the President of the United States.

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:17 PM Comments

Donald Trump is Now an African Legend On Par With Shaka Zulu and Elon Musk

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Thanks to vmom stabby stabby stab:

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 03:19 PM Comments

Adam Schiff Calls for Biden to Withdrawal, Citing "Serious Concerns" That Biden Can't Win

—Disinformation Expert Ace

As usual, the "serious concerns" are only about maintaining factional power, and not at all about the safety of the United States.

John Ekdahl @JohnEkdahl

Also love that the "serious concerns" are about electoral viability, and not, y'know, that the country is currently being run by dimwit dementia patient who can't complete a sentence.

I thought, wrongly, that the Dump Biden movement was over and we could all just enjoy ourselves. It's not over. They are going to fight for at least the next two weeks, until the "virtual nomination."

Adam Schiff, the rancid propagandist, is the "most prominent" congressman to call for Biden's withdrawal so far.

Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday became the most prominent elected Democrat to publicly call on President Joe Biden to drop out of the race.

The announcement by Schiff, who is running for US Senate in California, makes him the first Democrat to urge Biden to step aside since the failed assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump over the weekend.

"While the choice to withdraw from the campaign is President Biden's alone, I believe it is time for him to pass the torch. And in doing so, secure his legacy of leadership by allowing us to defeat Donald Trump in the upcoming election," Schiff said in a statement.


Schiff praised Biden's legacy in his statement but added, "our nation is at a crossroads."

The vile, scheming Coupist Schiff of course took the opportunity to #RaiseTheTemperature of the discourse and claim Trump is an unbearable threat to Muh Precious Democracy:

"A second Trump presidency will undermine the very foundation of our democracy, and I have serious concerns about whether the President can defeat Donald Trump in November," he continued.

Biden stupidly adds oxygen to this fire by stating he would in fact withdraw, if his doctors told him too.

Telling your enemies there's a chance of their victory encourages them in their fight.

Weird that this "foreign policy expert" doesn't understand that simple rule.

President Biden said in a new interview that he would consider dropping out if he was diagnosed with a "medical condition" by doctors -- giving his clearest sign yet of faltering in his insistence he will seek a second term.

The 81-year-old president made the remark in a BET interview taped Tuesday when asked what it would take to prompt him to reconsider his candidacy.

"If I had some medical condition that emerged, if somebody, if doctors came to me and said, you got this problem and that problem," Biden said in an excerpt released Wednesday.

Biden thus far has refused to consider retiring despite a groundswell of concern from Democrats that his unsteady, confused debate performance on June 27 sets him on track for a landslide loss on Nov. 5 against former President Donald Trump, the 78-year-old Republican nominee.

Below, a quote from the call Biden had with Democrat congressmen, I believe on Saturday, before the failed assassination attempt.

Biden's nasty comment, I've read it reported, caused people on the call to "gasp."

I know his comment makes no damn sense. I've been trying to figure out what it means for a couple of hours. I give up.

But you have to read it in Biden's sneering, shouting Angry Dementia Patient voice. Then you can see that whatever this statement was supposed to specifically mean, it was some kind of sneer about a Bronze Star winner's service, and how he has done nothing with that Bronze Star, unlike... you guessed it, Beau Biden.

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Assassination Retardation Update: The Shooter Had Been Caught Trying to Enter the Main Area for the Speech Carrying a Rifle Rangefinder

—Disinformation Expert Ace

No big deal, just your taxpayer dollars being used for Girlboss Secret Service Fantasy Camp instead of for protecting the once and future President of the United States.

Also, three of the counter-snipers perfectly positioned inside the building with the perfect rooftop sniper's nest were able to take photos of the killer before he shot.

Two days after the failed assassination attempt, reported that an officer confirmed "there were three counter-snipers" stationed underneath the same roof where the assailant blew off part of President Trump's right ear. Officers notified the "command center" about the threat before the gunman fatally shot a rallygoer and injured three others, including the Republican presidential nominee.

"A Beaver County police officer warned a command center of seeing a man with a rangefinder before former President Donald Trump was shot on Saturday," reported the website. "The officer had also warned the man was scoping out the roof of the building he was stationed in as a counter-sniper, and that the man returned with a backpack before ultimately scaling the building."

According to CBS, law enforcement even took a picture of him before the gunfire.

"Contrary to reports in national news outlets, officers say the building just outside the security perimeter established by Secret Service was in fact occupied by law enforcement," added

Federalist CEO Sean Davis summed up the situation on X: "Who gave the order to do nothing until after the assassin shot Trump, killed an innocent man on that stage, and fired round after round after round after round?"

They snapped a picture instead of snapping off a shot from their guns.

If you see something, shoot something.

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Gavin Newsom Signs Law Empowering Woke Bluehair Teachers to Trans Children Behind Their Parents' Back

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Happy Wendsteenth. Wendsteenth is traditionally the day that vice presidential candidates give nationally televised speeches.

Hope you're well. My eyes still suck.


The law bars schools from requiring parental notification. The state compels you to send your children to school, forcibly extracts tax dollars for this purpose, and then subjects your children to trans therapy behind your back.

Libs of TikTok @libsoftiktok

Gavin Newsom signed AB1955 today which bans schools from making rules requiring parental notification if a child identifies as transgender.

Get your kids out of public schools.

I saw someone observe that Gavin Newsom only signed this after the Democrat Party backed down from replacing Biden. Meaning, he no longer had to worry about the national audience.

Elon Musk says "this is the final straw:"

Elon Musk

This is the final straw.

Because of this law and the many others that preceded it, attacking both families and companies, SpaceX will now move its HQ from Hawthorne, California, to Starbase, Texas.

I did make it clear to Governor Newsom about a year ago that laws of this nature would force families and companies to leave California to protect their children.

Unrelated: I didn't post about this yesterday. Murdering Joe and Homewrecking Whore Mika fumed yesterday about being taken off the air under the false pretext that the entire Monday schedule would be nothing but breaking news.

Murdering Joe says that if MSNBC does it again, they can find a new shill.

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Wednesday Morning Rant

—Joe Mannix


Malicious Incompetence

The assassination attempt on Donald Trump this past weekend remains, of course, a major topic of discussion, analysis and speculation. Given the staggering security failure and amazing near-miss that made it an attempt rather than a success combined with the nearly decade-long campaign of hate and invective against Trump, one of the avenues of speculation and disagreement can be summarized as Hanlon's Razor: was it incompetence or malice?

The answer that question is usually "yes," because both are at play. I think both were at play here, too. While I think it would be too inconsistent with recent behavior to rule out or dismiss the idea of conspiracy to finally "get Trump," I don't think that's what this was. I strongly suspect the problem is the combination of malice and the everyday gross incompetence that increasingly defines the operations of the United States.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread


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Sir Henry Lee
Anthonis Mor

He was not the dandy he appears to be.

Posted by CBD at 09:33 AM Comments

The Morning Report — 7/17/24

—J.J. Sefton


Good Morning Kids. The attempt on Trump's life over the weekend remains the top story and now there's a new wrinkle to add which Ace touched upon late yesterday. Evidently, intel sources are revealing that they were tipped off about an Iranian plot to take Trump out. And yet despite supposedly beefing up security around Trump this Crooks character was able to get up on a roof and get off a round on Trump. Rooftop slope notwithstanding.

The Trump campaign would not disclose whether it was made aware of the Iran threat. “We do not comment on President Trump’s security detail. All questions should be directed to The United States Secret Service,” the campaign said in a statement.

The Secret Service recently “added protective resources and capabilities to the former President’s security detail,” agency spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said in a statement on Sunday.

Secret Service officials have warned the Trump campaign repeatedly against holding outdoor rallies, which pose greater risks than events to which the agency can better control access, people briefed on the matter said. The warnings have been more general in nature, the sources said.

Security concerns forced Trump’s campaign to halt spontaneous events where the Secret Service couldn’t sweep guests.

This is bullshit. That said, the Biden junta's close ties to Iran vis a vis the drive to make them the power brokers in the middle east and desire to abandon Israel, puts this in a very disturbing light, and cannot be dismissed. Trump back in power is not good news for Iran and of course Foggy Bottom.

With Trump’s security detail understaffed, under-resourced, and stretched to its limits, Biden’s security regime reportedly diverted even more resources to a hastily planned Jill Biden event that just happened to be in the area.

Biden’s security regime then ordered the most obvious assassination perch in the entire area to remain outside the main security perimeter.

Furthermore, Biden’s Secret Service director ordered law enforcement and counter-snipers OFF the roof the assassin used.

If that weren’t enough, Biden’s security regime also refused to block the line of sight from the assassin’s perch to Trump’s location. When law enforcement radioed in a suspicious person using a laser range finder at the building and even took photos of him, nothing was done to detain the assassin.

Meanwhile outside the RNC there were at least two incidents where an armed suspect was shot and killed and another armed with an AK-47 wearing a ski mask was apprehended.

So, even if a massive cheat fails and Trump wins, there is no way in hell the Left will ever cede one iota of power and influence, be it in government or anywhere in our society. And yet there are signs of trouble in worker's paradise. No not the true believers and unreachable brainwashed drones, but others like the working class, and even blacks and other disaffected reliable Democrats that realize everything they've been told is a lie. Time will tell. But what cannot go on will not go on. Maybe we are at that inflection point in history. Please God it's a point where a correction occurs, and not the plunge into the abyss.

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Posted by J.J. Sefton at 06:28 AM Comments

Daily Tech News 17 July 2024

—Pixy Misa

Top Story

  • Microsoft's former DEI leader has blasted the company in an internal email after the entire team was laid off, sort of. (IGN)

    Yes, a Microsoft DEI team leader did indeed blast the company in an internal email after their entire team was laid off. That is true.

    But don't celebrate just yet. Microsoft has many DEI teams.

    The email though is exactly what you would expect from these parasites:
    Unofficially in my opinion, not specific to Microsoft alone, but Project 2025 looms and true systems change work associated with DEI programs everywhere are no longer business critical or smart as they were in 2020. Hence the purposeful and strategic 3-5 year shelf life of many company's inclusion commitments post the murder of George Floyd are being reevaluated.
    Fire them all.

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (7/16/24)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“This show began, and continues 17 years later, on being the place where you can go to have the hard conversations in a civil way,” Mika Brzezinski

Quote II

“This is the final straw. Because of this law and the many others that preceded it, attacking both families and companies, SpaceX will now move its HQ from Hawthorne, California, to Starbase, Texas,” Elon Musk

Quote III

“If as claimed by humanism, man were born only to be happy, he would not be born to die. Since his body is doomed to death, his task on earth evidently must be more spiritual: not a total engrossment in everyday life, not a search for the best way to obtain material goods. . . . It has to be the fulfillment of a permanent, earnest duty so that one’s life’s journey may become above all an experience of moral growth: to leave life a better human being than one started it.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Prumpday Cafe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Christy Madeville for EarthSky

Prumpday is pre-Humpday. It's an ancient Celtic tradition.

A nice wake-up call.

Puppy snuggles up.

Good afternoon, Mr. Phelps.

The ostrich love dance. Or the ostrich war dance. It's hard to tell. For the ostrich, love is war and war is love. It's very sexy, sensual mix of desire and hatred.

Orca rams a great white shark.

A hyena wanders on to a farm, and is roughly escorted out by a toughguy donkey. A little rougher than the usual vid, but no one looks that badly hurt.

I'm a cowboy!

Aw: Mother giraffe takes Junior to meet Dad for the first time after his birth.

Big old shark.

Big old crocodile threatens bull shark.

These scrubs were messing with these ho's, until Big Pimp shows up to end the jibber-jabber.

This little crab has his beer muscles on!

They left open the door, and a herd of uninvited guests strolled on it.

This eagle is nearly as alert and ready for danger as Kim Cheatle's new and improved Secret Service.

In Soviet Russia, pet picks you.

Ferrets make a game out of a length of hose.

At the playground with your little feathery fren.

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The Presidential Vegetable Is Back, Baby!

—Disinformation Expert Ace

I see people saying that Biden gaffed again, and either said that "regretfully" Trump survived the assassination attempt, or that he meant to say "fortunately" but instead said "unfortunately."

I can't find clips of those gaffes, but here are others:

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 06:40 PM Comments

Fantastic News: The Secret Service is Increasing Their Protection of Trump Due to Iranian Assassination Threat.
Whoops, Terrible News: They Already "Increased" Security

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Which means the sh*tshow we saw on Saturday was the Secret Service in "enhanced security mode."

At least I think it does. It's not clear which day specifically this threat was detected.

Two federal law enforcement sources told Fox News the level of the plot by Iran is unclear.

The sources said there has been an increase in Secret Service protection to Trump in recent weeks because of the intelligence.

The Department of Homeland Security and Secret Service has been increasingly concerned about Trump holding outdoor events, and have even expressed concern to Trump's campaign.

Trump has been increasingly targeted since Soleimani's killing in January 2020, but the new threat only developed over the past few days.

The sources also said the Iranian plot is not connected in any way to the attempted assassination of Trump by Thomas Crooks.

Jill Biden was in Pittsburgh on Saturday, giving an indoor speech to practically no one.

We have yet to see if Kim Cheatle diverted resources to protect the very unthreatened First Doctor Lady, leaving Trump with an understaffed C-Team.

But I bet we all know which way to bet on this one.

Meanwhile, our Non-Intelligence Community has an exciting new hoax for America: After a leftwing lunatic attempted to shoot Trump after years of Assassination Prep by the media and Deep State, they've decided that the real threat they should devote all of their resources to sleuthing out is the threat of political violence posed by the right wing.

Let's skip right over the Trump assassination attempt and put all of our eggs into the "right wing backlash" basket.

U.S. authorities are concerned about possible attacks in retaliation to the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security said Monday in a rare joint intelligence bulletin.

Violent extremists or others "may attempt follow-on or retaliatory acts of violence" in response to the attempted assassination of Trump at a rally over the weekend in Pennsylvania, the agencies said in the bulletin obtained by POLITICO.

No specific targets are mentioned, but the four-page bulletin notes that extremists have conducted or plotted attacks against "perceived political or ideological opponents," in the past, the DHS and FBI said.

So we'll be splitting our limited Non-Intelligence Community resources between the Iranian threat and the ever-present threat of parents yelling at school board meetings, as usual.

Mollie Hemingway has doubts about the Deep State's latest "right wing terrorism" op:

Mollie @MZHemingway

On a scale of Jussie Smollett to the Gretchen Whitmer fednapping, how real is this alleged threat?

They're going to blow off investigations into leftwing violence and leave Trump exposed to another attack in order to continue using FBI plants to ringlead fake "plots."

Keep it up, guys. Keep it up.

We're going to have to fire a lot of people, and prosecute a bunch, too.

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Disney Degeneracy Revealed as Someone Leaks the Company's Internal Slack Chats to James O'Keefe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

More from the Groomer Corporation.

James O'Keefe and his "O'Keefe Media Group" (OMG) got their hands on internal Slack communications. "Slack" is an application used by businesses to communicate internally between employees and managers, helping to organize and direct work within the company. You'll find employees often speak their minds openly in certain Slack channels, believing that what they say will never been seen by outside eyes.

However, Disney's have now leaked to O'Keefe who has used it to create a series called "The Disney Files," a series of videos he will use to reveal the internal communications and how horrendous the company's policies actually are.

In the first video, O'Keefe shows that employees used Disney's slack to organize a series of events that the company should have no business organizing, given its main goal of being a family-friendly entertainment company.

As O'Keefe shows, these events include:

* Naked bike rides, including grown naked men riding their bikes in front of children

* Pride nights on Disney property and communities across the country

* Swinger's meet-up groups

* Company workshops on how to change your name as you transition from one sex to another

* LGBT television shows aimed at children, such as one called "Who I'm Meant to Be," which is sponsored and sanctioned by Disney.

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Secret Service Girlboss Kim Cheatle: We Didn't Have Anyone On the Obvious Sniper Position on the Roof Because the Roof Had a "Slope" and It Was Too Dangerous to Our Girlbosses to Send Them Up There!

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Kim Cheatle -- who Jill Biden fought to get installed as the Secret Service Girlboss -- told ABC "News" that she decided not to put anyone on the roof, because a Secret Service agent could have fallen and twisted an ankle!

They're not paid to take those kind of extreme risks!

Kyle Becker @kylenabecker

NEW: Secret Service director Kim Cheatle, good friend of Jill Biden and the new face of America's competency crisis, didn't post snipers on the roof where Trump was shot at because it was a sloped roof and she was afraid someone might slip and fall.

You can't make this stuff up.

Charlie Kirk

Unbelievable. Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle now admits that the USSS knew the building 125 yards from President Trump was a huge vulnerability, but didn't station an agent there because it had a "sloped roof."

"That building in particular has a sloped roof at its highest point. And so, you know, there's a safety factor that would be considered there that we wouldn't want to put somebody up on a sloped roof. And so, you know, the decision was made to secure the building, from inside."

This is "safetyism" run amok at its absolute worst.

Cheatle shouldn't be trusted with protecting the food court of a shopping mall, let alone the US president. She should resign or be fired IMMEDIATELY.

The mantra of our age is "It gets worse." It's a cliche. But it's true -- it gets worse.

The Security Expert Kim Cheatle did have three counter-snipers inside the building whose roof the sniper used as an obvious, easy sniper's position.

Inside the building? What a perfect place for counter-snipers whose main ability is to shoot at long distances. You know -- outside.

Perfect, Kim! I'm going to nominate you for a DEI = Death award!

Three law enforcement officers were stationed inside the building where a gunman shot former President Donald Trump at a Pennsylvania rally Saturday.

Two days after the failed assassination attempt, reported that an officer confirmed "there were three counter-snipers" stationed underneath the same roof where the assailant blew off part of President Trump's right ear. Officers notified the "command center" about the threat before the gunman fatally shot a rallygoer and injured three others, including the Republican presidential nominee.

"A Beaver County police officer warned a command center of seeing a man with a rangefinder before former President Donald Trump was shot on Saturday," reported the website. "The officer had also warned the man was scoping out the roof of the building he was stationed in as a counter-sniper, and that the man returned with a backpack before ultimately scaling the building."

According to CBS, law enforcement even took a picture of him before the gunfire.

"Contrary to reports in national news outlets, officers say the building just outside the security perimeter established by Secret Service was in fact occupied by law enforcement," added

Federalist CEO Sean Davis summed up the situation on X: "Who gave the order to do nothing until after the assassin shot Trump, killed an innocent man on that stage, and fired round after round after round after round?"

Collin Rugg

BREAKING: A police counter sn*per team was *inside* the building that Thomas Crooks shot from *during* the sho*ting according to the New York Post.

This just keeps getting more insane.

According to sources who spoke with the Post, Crooks was literally climbing on top of the building where the "watch post" for the sn*pers was located.

"The building, the AGR International Inc. factory in Butler, Pennsylvania, was being used by local police as a "watch post" for sn*pers to scan for threats as the former president spoke onstage only 130 yards away," the Post reported.

Crooks was reportedly spotted at the building 26 minutes before the incident.

But remember, Kim Cheatle had her eyes on the real priority -- protecting her DEI Retard Squad from slipping off a roof with a vicious, widow-maker "slope."

Just look at this slope! I didn't know angles could be that impossibly steep!


Robby Soave @robbysoave

Secret Service Director Kim Cheatle, on why they weren't stationed on the roof where the assassin fired from: "That building in particular has a sloped roof at its highest point. And so, you know, there's a safety factor that would be considered there that we wouldn't want to put somebody up on a sloped roof."

But... the Secret Service officers who killed the assassin were on a different, sloped roof.

This excuse makes no sense. None whatsoever.

And yet, it gets even worse.

It always gets even worse.

Because Jill Biden's very good friend Kim "Frito Bandito" Cheatle might also be allocating more Secret Service agents to protect Jill Biden at one of her little-attended rallies than the likely next president of the United States:

Susan Crabtree

A key Secret Service resources question that lawmakers need to drill down in their investigations is what type of resource allocation did Secret managers provide between Trump's Butler Rally and a nearby Jill Biden dinner in Pittsburg that night:

I'm told that Secret Service managers signed off on only two counter snipers for the Butler rally. The USSS spokesman has yet to dispute this, although he's readily tried to dispute my assertion that resources were diverted from Trump to Jill Biden.

Bear with me for this scenario because it's important:

I just got off the phone with Bill Gage, a senior security consultant with Safe Haven Security Group who was a Secret Service agent under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and a lead tactical advance agent for multiple national security events. He told me it is not normal operating procedures to have counter snipers at a first lady dinner held inside a building -- not out of the question, but not usual. It would certainly be unusual to have two two-man counter sniper teams (4 counter snipers altogether) at such a dinner.

If we find out that Jill Biden dinner had more counter snipers and/or a lopsided amount of agents assigned to it compared to Trump's outdoor rally (taking into account the usual number allocated for each type of events) that attracted 50,000 people, then we know that the Secret Service is allocating resources based on an outmoded calculus that a sitting president and a first lady automatically should be given more priority/resources than a former president.

"It's a valid question," Gage told me. "If you research and you find that [Jill Biden] had 30 agents and two CS teams at this dinner, and then you have this event that's outdoors, and they only gave, you know, a skeleton crew, that's definitely a question to ask on who made that decision and why. So it's a valid, valid question." It's not merely a numbers game, though.

Of course it would depend on the normal levels of resources provided to each type of event and the threat level -- and I'm sure you could put a lot of bureaucratic spin on that.

It also depends on if there were any specific recent threats to Jill Biden compared to Trump, but some of this is basic commonsense.

Who doesn't think Trump has more threats than Jill Biden on a regular basis?

Doctor President Jill Biden sure does love the trappings of power that come with the non-job of being First Nursemaid to an invalid.

This is so bad that some people are resorting to suggesting a criminal conspiracy was responsible for the nearly-successful assassination attempt.

I don't believe that, for the usual reason. If you told me that one Secret Service agent had conspired with an assassin, I could consider that possibly a plausible theory, because it's certainly possible that one person is a turncoat ready to conspire to murder a president.

But in this case, we have so many Secret Service agents making baffling decisions that you'd pretty much have to speculate that the entire team, including Kim Cheatle, was part of the plot.

As usual: How do you go about recruiting that many people into a plot to murder the president of the United States? Think about the risks you run by merely hinting to someone about such a scheme, in an effort to recruit him.

But Sean Davis thinks it's possible. I report, you decide.

Sean Davis

Nobody wants to hear this because of the implications, but oh well: Joe Biden's security regime deliberately and with malice aforethought created the conditions that led to an assassin shooting Donald Trump in the head. It is by the grace of God that he lived and our nation is not currently in the midst of a violent civil war.

They deliberately starved Trump's security team of the resources it needed. And they did it repeatedly, over many weeks and months.

With Trump's security detail understaffed, under-resourced, and stretched to its limits, Biden's security regime diverted even more resources to a hastily planned Jill Biden event that just happened to be in the area.

Biden's security regime then ordered the most obvious assassination perch in the entire area to remain outside the main security perimeter.

Furthermore, Biden's Secret Service director ordered law enforcement and counter-snipers OFF the roof that the assassin used.

If that weren't enough, Biden's security regime also refused to block line of sight from the assasssin's perch to Trump's location.

When law enforcement radioed in a suspicious person using a laser range finder at the building and even took photos of him, nothing was done to detain the assassin.

The assassin was so obviously a threat that bystanders at the event begged law enforcement to stop him, but nothing happened.

And even as snipers on the roof near Trump saw a gunman on the roof, Biden's security regime refused to have agents immediately surround Trump and remove him from the stage to protect him from being shot.

Given the lies and nonsense from both Biden's DHS secretary and his Secret Service director, it's increasingly difficult to believe this was a just a series of independent mistakes. In contrast, when you look at the entire picture, what you see better resembles a deliberate plan to make Trump vulnerable but to appear at first glance to be just a couple of innocent mistakes.

And when you add in how little information we've been given about the about the shooter--apparently the only person on earth not on the Internet--you begin to wonder if maybe a group of people at a different three-letter agency might have been working on a parallel track to find and encourage people to take action against Trump at the very same time he was kept vulnerable by Biden's regime.

We know this happens, because the FBI did it with Gretchen Whitmer: it recruited and urged disturbed individuals to buy weapons and put together a plan to kidnap her. In that case, the FBI wanted a story it could use to slime right-wingers. So it created the story itself.

What happens when an agency like that, or maybe even another three-letter agency, decides instead that it's had enough of Trump? Some former FBI employees might even call it an "insurance policy."

So who was the shooter talking to in the hours, days, and weeks ahead of the event? Who was he meeting with? Did anyone suggest or nudge or urge him to go to the Trump rally in Butler? Did anyone suggest or point out to him the building he eventually used? Was he told at any time to not worry about security?

The FBI told us almost immediately that while it couldn't open the assassin's phone, it knew he acted alone. That's kind of strange, when you think about it. They told us almost immediately that they identified him by DNA, despite him having no criminal record. They also said they found explosives in his car. Why didn't they just identify him by his plates or registration or next of kin identification? That's pretty weird, too.

At some point you just have to say enough with the lies. We saw what they did with the Russia hoax. We saw the Kavanaugh hoax. We saw the COVID origin hoax. We saw the Ukraine hoax, the stolen election, the J6 op, and then the armed Mar-a-Lago raid and the myriad illegal cases against Trump.

They called him Hitler. They said he was an existential threat. They said he would destroy democracy. They said he was the most dangerous person on earth.

Then the denied him security. The kept the rooftop open. They watched the shooter and did nothing. They kept Trump on that stage. And they didn't do a damn thing until after he had been shot in the head.

And we're all supposed to believe it was just an innocent oopsie?

I think Sean Davis hasn't quite come to grips with the even-more-horrifying theory that explains this: That DEI and leftist subversion has so polluted and poisoned our most vital institutions that this is now the Secret Service working at their peak possible performance.

But I'm posting his theory anyway. I want the Secret Service to know that if they have another "oopsie," or continue sending more snipers to protect Jill Biden at a small indoor event than to protect the Once and Future President at an outdoor event, murder and conspiracy to commit murder charges are in the offing, and reasonable people like me will vote to convict you of murder even if what we really believe you're guilty of is gross negligence and woke incompetence.

At the very least, we will demand everyone involved be impeached and have all of their pension payments cancelled and zeroed out.

A friend writes that the leftwinger Girlboss's political biases contributed to the failure, on a subliminal level:

Again these people legitimately believe that only the right is a threat, or ever dangerous.

The idea that Trump would be targeted was probably both desirable to them in a sense and in other ways utterly inconceivable. The Left has no problem holding competing ideas at the same time.

Educated Hillbilly has some thoughts:

EducatedHillbilly @RobProvince

No... 125 meters is not a long shot. If you're going to be a shooter that's a free throw. Yes I'm aware a lot of gun owners couldn't hit a 4" plate with 4 tries but I don't care my point stands.

Yes the secret service looked like shit on a stick. Sure they worked hard to get hired. Sure they try. Sure they passed all the tests. Still had a massive failure and looked like hot butter shit and I'm ashamed we as a country look like THAT at a critical moment. And I'm going to rail them harder than Ginger Lynn for that embarrassment of a shit show. And I'm not going to pretend better, bigger more physically qualified people were probably not offered the job for "reasons".

I have eyes.

We are for damn lucky a 20 year old used a garbage rod and choked on mom's spaghetti because the chick in charge of the SS sucks and put the C-team on the biggest target in political history. Only to have body positive diversity hire DUCK OUT OF THE GOD DAMN WAY at the critical moment and then couldn't holster her gun through her fat roll!!! And I'm supposed to be proud of this? I'm supposed to think this was a good and professional operation? This was well planned and organized by the one chick who's one job it is to make sure this doesn't happen?

That's what I'm to accept? That's where we are? That THIS is the best we can do? The best we have? The best protection we can give to the one guy the world all knows is the biggest target in 2024 in politics?

And the after action report we just got was fucking mission accomplished? Really? Everybody in charge just slaps each other on the back, says "good job" and we go back to hoping the next guy uses a Century Arms CETME???

We all make fun of the fat bubbas who can't get to their holster through their gut and thinks he's going to be a super soldier in CW2 The Electric Boogaloo, but I'm supposed to not notice the chicks fupa is maybe an issue in doing her duty as a god damn Secret Service agent?!?

More at the link. Educated Hillbilly also notices that Trump's handpicked prosecutor Jack Smith has men guarding him, not "fat middle aged women" like Kim Cheatle assigned to the Trump detail:

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Democrat Senator Bob Menendez Found Guilty of Bribery

—Disinformation Expert Ace

He was only doing what Biden's entire crooked family has been doing for decades.

A Manhattan jury found Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez guilty on all counts in his corruption case on Tuesday.

Menendez, 70, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bribery and honest services wire fraud.

The case centered on allegations that the senator and his wife Nadine accepted bribes in exchange for acting to benefit the governments in Egypt and Qatar when he was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The senator, who pleaded not guilty and did not testify, was charged with 16 felony counts including obstruction of justice, bribery, extortion, wire fraud and acting as a foreign agent.

Menendez has refused to resign from the Senate and is now running for reelection, this time as an independent candidate. I don't know if this conviction will force him to drop out.

Obviously a Republican would benefit if he stays in, as Menendez would siphon some votes away from the Democrat. New Jersey is a very corrupt, mobbed-up state. It's the New Orleans of the Northeast. It's nearly as corrupt and mob-controlled as Rhode Island.

Democrat states, of course. They're (touches nose) real good fellas, capiche?

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@RealStevefriend Little birdies are telling me there is more concern about "right-wing" violence as a response to the Trump assassination attempt than the attack itself within the IC community. That's probably something Congress look into.
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It's weird to see Trump cry. Well not crying, but misty, and on the verge of tears.
A brush with an assassin and the miracle of his salvation has humanized him. I just hoped it hasn't humanized him too much. We need the steel. And frankly, we need some of that old anger, too.
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