December 08, 2021

Quick Hits


A NeverTrumper lied about a Newsmax cover story entitled "Vlad the Great" being pro-Putin. In fact, it's anti-Putin -- the "Vlad the Great" title depicting him as a conqueror, which is his ambition, obviously -- and any investigation greater than "none whatsoever" would have discovered this.

But "any investigation greater than none whatsoever" was too much work for lazy, no-reading bluffing grifter and goldbricking nepot Jonah Goldberg, who immediately retweeted the defamatory claim.

Even after being told his original claim was a defamatory lie, the NeverTrumper retweeted it again, thus demonstrating NeverTrump's high regard for the truth and great personal integrity.

And just to make this all too perfect, this sassy little quisling with the dick-shaped mouth decided that he, too, had to jump on the No Reading Required Defamation Train as well.

So much Fidelity to the Truth. So much Commitment to Personal Honor.

A teacher and board member of the NEA -- the nation's largest teacher's union -- posted that those with religious objections to the vaccine should be shot. And not shot with vaccine needles, but shot with bullets.


Publisher cancels Fredo's book, which was to have been called Deep Denial. Not his own or his brother's or CNN's deep denial, but that which he claims that Trump and Republicans have about their failings.

Chris Cuomo now has been fired from both of his jobs and he's had his book canceled.

He'll be giving out handjobs under a bridge for fifteen dollars a man soon enough. Or, as he likes to call it, "Back to college!"

CNN is actually proud to announce it's "working with the White House" to massage its own economic news coverage to be more favorable to Joe Biden.

It congratulates itself on being willing toadies for the DNC, calling its presidential fellation sessions "productive."


If you're baffled at how a "news" network could not only admit this but boast about this, let me explain:

CNN is not a news network. You knew that, of course, but let me be elaborate. CNN is specifically a partisan shill organization whose viewers do not tune in for purposes of being "informed" but to see how CNN is propagandizing useful political messages to other viewers, "persuadable" viewers.

In other words, CNN's "viewers" are primarily not interested in CNN as viewers themselves but are interested in CNN as a vehicle for propagandizing to other, non-committed persuadable viewers.

But the joke's on them -- the only people watching CNN are rabid DNC partians. There are no "persuadable" viewers CNN is propagandizing to; their viewers are exclusively the already-propagandized, and self-propagandizing.

To continue: these viewers are angry at CNN for not reporting "the good news" about Biden's economy.

That is why CNN are bragging about this: they are telling their viewers "we have heard your legitimate complaints that we have not licked enough poo off Biden's shit" and we are now asking him to write our economic reports for us, so you should be happy now. The Biden Regime be writing our propaganda for us now, so we'll be better able to propagandize to those "other persuadable viewers" you think we're reaching but who do not in fact exist because you lunatics are the only people that watch this absolute fucking clownshow of incompetent North Korean State Media.

So this will be the official news on CNN shortly:

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Teachers In California Decide That Working Five Days a Week Is Too Hard, and Give Themselves One Day A Week Off


Well, one day a week of "remote learning," sitting on their asses at home, which is what parents do not want, but which teachers do want.

And when parents complain, teachers tell parents to "step up" and do the hard work of teaching.

This is amazing.

I keep wondering what the breaking point is.

I'm wondering if there is a breaking point at all.

Do they even have to show up, ever?

Can we just admit that the "teaching occupation" is just a welfare program for a fairly low-educated, low-ambition bunch?

Remember when teachers unions around the country insisted they were eager to reopen schools but only once it could be done safely? Unions gave all sorts of excuses. First it was that not all teachers had been vaccinated. Then it was that schools lacked sufficient ventilation. Then it was that not all students had been vaccinated. The shifting list of demands had only one clear goal: Keep teachers (and students) out of classrooms for as long as possible. Even when local authorities tried to twist their arms, they refused to return.

And as the evidence piled up that remote learning wasn’t working for a large number of students, unions simply ignored or denied it. Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of the LA Teacher’s Union, claimed no learning loss had taken place during the 18 months LA schools were closed. “Our kids didn’t lose anything. It’s OK that our babies may not have learned all their times tables…They know the difference between a riot and a protest,” she said. Some unions claimed the push to get teachers back to classrooms was racist.

Fortunately, all of that is behind us now. Or maybe not. Today the NY Times reports that schools are extending time off and resorting to one day a week (or a month) as remote learning only...

As John Sexton reports, the teachers -- who clearly just wanted to stop working -- have given up using covid as an excuse to stop working, and are now offering the excuse that the "battles" over them taking time off during covid, as well as arguments about CRT, is just "too much" for them, and they need some Mental Health Days.

Sexton quotes this posting from a "veteran public school teacher" who encourages teachers to basically take as much time as they need to get their heads together, and, if parents don't like it, well then: Parents can teach their kids.

Veteran public school teacher here. I am hearing the same experiences over and over from my former colleagues (and on several private teacher-only message boards): rude parents, combative students, undermining administrators, useless curriculum, stagnant wages, total burnout. Some of their personal stories from the classroom this year would make your toes curl. We understand this is a profession that has its ups and downs, but the near-constant abuse and the general consensus for years that teachers are responsible for all of the ills of society have finally taken their toll. To the teachers in the trenches: I see you, and I support you. I know the invisible load you carry and the unseen work you do. If virtual Fridays help to make your life and mental health better, it's time for parents to step up and do their part.

Well, parents thought they were doing their part by paying people to teach their children.

If you're not willing to do that job, they can pay other people to teach their children, and fire your lazy, uneducated, ignorant asses.

This is incredible.

As Sexton says: Don't expect this to stop in LA. Once word gets out that this is going on in LA and teachers are getting away with it, teachers across the country will begin doing this.

Teachers have decided they are part of the "Laptop Class" they are so envious of, the upper middle class that can do almost all of their work remotely through a computer and via zoom meetings, and being envious of higher-status people, they've decided to convert teaching into a "Laptop Class" occupation against the wills of parents.

They're not that -- they're workers at a modest middle-class civil service job -- but they conceive of themselves as part of the Upper Middle Learned Classes and they're determined to gain both the salaries and non-pecuniary benefits that attend to those classes.

And if that's inconvenient for parents, who will have to make arrangements for someone to watch their children during school hours -- why they'll just have to "step up" then, won't they?

More at Sexton's link. And do hit it. I've taken so much from him today! But most of the quotes are back there, including more quotes from entitled teachers who obviously hate parents -- and children, too.

7 From CNBC- Virtual school resulted in 'significant' academic learning loss, study finds Posted by: redridinghood

But they're just All About the Kids, you know.

That's all they care about -- The Kids.

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WATCH and LOVE: Hillary Clinton Busts Up Crying As She Reads Her Own Would-Be Victory Speech That She Intended to Give in 2016


Incredibly, she'll be... teaching... a... class... just about... this.. one... speech... which was never given.

But which is somehow historically important.

Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is pulling her would-be 2016 presidential victory speech out of the archives as part of a “MasterClass lesson,” which is what TODAY described as “the power of resilience.”

The "power of resilience" may include full-blown alcoholism plus a spiteful conspiracy to overthrow a duly-elected president out of spite and entitlement.

In the full class, which will be released Thursday, Clinton focuses on the speech she would have delivered on November 8, 2016, had she defeated former President Donald Trump.

“In this lesson, I’m going to face one of my most public defeats head-on by sharing with you the speech I had hoped to deliver if I had won the 2016 election,” Clinton said, emphasizing she has “never shared this with anybody.”

“I’ve never read this out loud. But it helps to encapsulate who I am, what I believe in, and what my hopes were for the kind of country that I want for my grandchildren, and that I want for the world, that I believe in that is America at its best,” she said.

More at Breitbart.

While the speech talks about "uniting," it must be kept in mind that less than 24 hours after realizing she lost, Hillary Clinton gathered her minions to launch a conspiracy to push a lie into the media and FBI and DOJ to get the duly elected president investigated and delegitimized and divide the country for five years all due to her spite and wounded ambition and refusal to accept the fact that the nation had rejected her -- again.

Video of her tearing up as she reads her gassy, dishonest speech.

I love that the leftwing hosts go "unh-unh" and "whoa" at the ended of this passage like they're Will Smith filling in on someone else's rap in 1999.

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Posted by Ace at 04:50 PM Comments

WSJ: Hispanics Now Evenly Divided Between Parties


I'm skeptical of an even split, but I guess I do have to trust there's been some kind of large shift.

The nation’s large and diverse group of Hispanic voters is showing signs of dividing its support between Democrats and Republicans more evenly than in recent elections, a new Wall Street Journal poll finds, a troubling development for the Democratic Party, which has long counted on outsize Hispanic support.

One year after giving Democratic House candidates more than 60% of their vote, according to polls at the time, the Journal survey found that Hispanic voters are evenly split in their choice for Congress. Asked which party they would back if the election were today, 37% of Hispanic voters said they would support the Republican congressional candidate and 37% said they would favor the Democrat, with 22% undecided.

Hispanic voters were also evenly divided when asked about a hypothetical rematch in 2024 of the last presidential contenders, with 44% saying they would back President Biden and 43% supporting former President Donald Trump. In 2020, Mr. Biden won 63% support among Hispanic voters, nearly 30 points more than Mr. Trump, according to AP VoteCast, a large survey of the presidential electorate.

‘Latinos are more and more becoming swing voters.…They’re a swing vote that we’re going to have to fight for.’


Hispanic voters in the survey ranked economic issues as the priority for Mr. Biden and Congress to address. Hispanic men said Republicans had the better economic policy, by a margin of 17 points. Hispanic women, by contrast, said Democrats had better economic plans, by a 10-point margin.

A majority of Hispanic men said they would like to return to the policies that Mr. Trump pursued as president, while a majority of Hispanic women said they would rather stick with Mr. Biden’s policies.


Mr. Fabrizio said: “This says to me that the economy matters, particularly to Hispanic men. The economy and economic factors are driving them.”

Pollsters, what would we do without them?

I'm not sure if the shifts will actually influence the presidential race, though. The biggest shifts were in Florida and Texas. Florida is now a red state and I guess the shift in Hispanic voting is part of why it's a very solidly red state, so maybe the shift has affected the presidential vote. But mostly just to change it from a red state to a "red state that is no longer in any contention."

Another of the biggest shifts has happened in Texas. But then, like Florida, Texas was always a red state. It's just redder now.

Even with Noted Hispanic Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke running for Governor.

There have been "double-digit" swings in "parts of the northeast" but the northeast seems so very blue I don't know how shifts 12% of the population in "parts" of the northeast can change anything.

Maybe in Virginia, though?

In last month’s election for governor in Virginia, AP VoteCast found that Republican Glenn Youngkin, who won the race, outpolled his Democratic opponent among Hispanic voters.

Hispanics were basically in-line with the entire population's assessment of Biden's performance, though somewhat more favorable to the Democrat: 42% approving, 54% disapproving. The overall approval was 41% approving, 57% disapproving.

Turns out that LatinX voters don't like Biden's dogshit economy.

Another thing LatinX voters don't like: the left's insistence on calling them LatinX, attempting to portray them, for some reason, as a majority-transexual group.

As Democrats seek to reach out to Latino voters in a more gender-neutral way, they’ve increasingly begun using the word Latinx, a term that first began to get traction among academics and activists on the left.

But that very effort could be counterproductive in courting those of Latin American descent, according to a new nationwide poll of Hispanic voters.

Ya Boi Zach, who lives in a Hispanic neighborhood and who married a Hispanic woman (and divorced her) and has a Hispanic son, is fond of pointing out that Hispanics hew to the most traditional gender roles in America today of just about any race, and yet the left is bizarrely invested in casting them as "gender neutral" and even "transgender."

Turns out, they don't like that too much.

No es bueno, as they might say.

Or, better yet: No es buenoX.

Only 2 percent of those polled refer to themselves as Latinx, while 68 percent call themselves “Hispanic” and 21 percent favored “Latino” or “Latina” to describe their ethnic background, according to the survey from Bendixen & Amandi International, a top Democratic firm specializing in Latino outreach.

More problematic for Democrats: 40 percent said Latinx bothers or offends them to some degree and 30 percent said they would be less likely to support a politician or organization that uses the term.


Amandi emphasized that he wasn’t blaming the erosion of Latino support for Democrats merely on the use of the word Latinx. Hispanic voters have started shifting right for myriad reasons, he said, chiefly because of more aggressive engagement from Republicans who have “weaponized culture war issues at the margins with Hispanic voters.”

We "weaponized the culture war" by saying crazy things like "boys should not be in girls bathrooms or girls sports."

I'm sorry, I mean Girlx bathroomx or girlx sportx.


While activists and academics for the past decade have actively supported and adopted Latinx, it has only been in recent years that the term has grown in prominence and drawn pushback from those opposed to its usage as an alternative that doesn’t follow the gender binary in the Spanish language.

Spanish is a gendered language, with nouns typically ending in “A” for the feminine and “O” for masculine words. Masculine nouns are typically prefaced with “el” or “un,” while feminine nouns are used with articles, like “la” or “una.” When referring to a group of mixed-gender people, the language defaults to the masculine — Latinos to refer to all genders.

I think I said that.

Those using Latinx argue that masculine words should not be the default when talking about a mixed-gender group.

Yes, entitled leftwing American white women who spent $200,000 of daddy's money on a degree that makes them qualified to hit the "froth" button the cappuccino machine have lots and lots and lots of opinions about how native Spanish speakers should use their language.

If you want to refer to Latinos by a weird, gender-neutral term, why not follow the media's example of referring to Darrel Brooks, and just call them SUVs?

But Spanish words do not end in the letter X, which is pronounced “eh-kees,” and some Spanish speakers argue it’s tricky to know how to pronounce Latinx in their native tongue.

Latinks? But that would be an English pronunciation of a non-word. There is no Spanish way to pronounce this non-word.

I think most people say "Latin-Ex" which sounds like an acid blocker when you've had too much burrito.

That's also a non-Spanish pronunciation. The problem is that the phoneme -- the unit of sound being represented here, "-inx" -- simply does not exist in Spanish at all.

It's a Colonialist Intrusion into the language.

It's an imposition by Karen Konquistadores.

The term has become more politicized in recent years as the right has increasingly highlighted its use in an effort to portray Democrats as too out of touch or at least worthy of scorn.

Actually we're horrible at politics; you did that all by yourselves.


Virginia Republican Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares — who is of Cuban descent and will be the first Hispanic to hold the office in the state — said the word Latinx turns off Latinos.

“By insisting on using the incorrect term Latinx, progressives are engaging in a type of cultural Marxism, a recast of societal norms,” he told POLITICO. “Latinos don't use the term — only upper-educated white liberals who hardly interact with the Latino community. I believe that every time they use the term Latinx, they lose another Latino vote.”


One of the founders of Univision, Joaquin Blaya, said they built the network around the concept of using the words Latino and, especially, Hispanic, because it reflected the Spanish language and united Spanish speakers from across Latin America. He said his objection to Latinx is that it’s “too weird. It’s dumb. It’s foreign. It’s not Spanish.”

“Democrats are helping Republicans make them look out of touch,” said Blaya, a registered Democrat. “We built a network around our Spanish language and we have a shared culture around it. Why are we trying to change this? It’s offensive to a lot of people.”

Pretty good objection: Why are you trying to build solidarity with Spanish speakers based on an faux-Spanish English word?

Fuller findings from the poll here.


The new Racists.


Or should I say -- ¡Bienvenido!

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Finland's 36-Year-Old Prime Minister Misses a Text Telling Her to Quarantine Because She Was Out Clubbing Until 4am and Left Her Phone At Home


Sounds like a Millennial.

Except the part about "leaving her phone at home." I don't think that's allowed. For a Millennial, I mean.

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Her Foreign Minister tested positive with covid so they called her to tell her she had to quarantine because she had been exposed. She said she didn't get the message which I frankly think was a lie, I think she just wanted to keep on clubbing.

But whatever, Hot Girl Rules.



I'd salt her lutefisk, if you know what I'm sayin'.

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The LA School District Is Now Bribing Children With Pizza to Consent to a Vaccine Jab -- and Telling Them Not to Tell Their Parents About It, So They Don't Get "In Trouble"


As John Ekdahl said: "If this happened to my kid, I'd be in jail."

But why aren't these people in jail?

Why are we allowing these radical activists free access to indoctrinate, medically experiment on, and sexually groom our children?

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Fox's "All American Christmas Tree" Set Ablaze in Case of Arson; 49-Year-Old SUV Arrested


Via Twitchy:

Laura Walker @LauraWalkerKC

The suspect is identified as 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, who is homeless, with a last known address in Brooklyn.

A lighter was found in his possession.

Police say the 49-year-old suspect climbed up "the metal superstructure" -- the tree is an artificial sculpture that is shaped to look like a tree -- lit papers he brought with him on fire, and shoved the papers into the tree structure.

He then climbed down and watched from the street level as it burned, and he was spotted by building security who pointed the man out to police officers posted in nearby Rockefeller Center.

Tamanaha is charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, arson, criminal nuisance, endangering others, criminal trespass, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct.

He has three prior arrests, two for drug possession and one for public intoxication.

"He was issued earlier this year some appearance tickets and didn't come back to court, which unfortunately is something we see all too often. Also has some low level arrests out of state."

Great. Another George Soros Special.

The New York Times had some difficulty connecting the dots between the arrested man to the arson. So definitely trust their News Judgment.


Dean Obeidallah, an extraordinary dull-witted and non-funny "comic" who was given gigs and jobs he did not earn post 9/11 in some kind of bizarre apology by America for being attacked by Muslims, and whose job since then has been to make fun of Americans for being fearful of terrorism committed by his fellow Muslims, did what the leftwing media pays him to do and made fun of people for feeling victimized by the forces of violence and chaos on the left:

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The Morning Rant


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They put up the Big 12 Championship Game (Baylor - OK State) up on YouTube in its entirety and I watched the first half yesterday during my lunch hour, and unlike the NFL game I ranted about last week, they are showing a fair amount of crowd shots, and how glorious it is for me to see nary a mask in sight. It cheers my heart. Everyone is laughing and clapping and cheering and having a good time and it's just so refreshing to see normal life again.

So I envy you morons who live in open states.

Meanwhile, here in Oregon, the state is run by commie thugs and nanny state busybodies and our governor, Kate Brown, has the persona of a pinch-faced librarian who spends all her time going from table to table shushing anyone who raises their voice above a whisper. Naturally, we've got some of the most onerous lockdown mandates and rules in the nation, right up there with New York and California, and almost everyone you see in the stores around here are still masked up. Mrs. Muse hates masks and will not wear one if she can get away with it and she tells me that she sometimes gets dirty looks from masked Karens of either sex as she does her shopping. We both of us thought that by this time, more people would have sobered up and realize the stupidity of permanent masking and stop using them, but no, pretty much everybody around here is still drunk on compliance and it's not uncommon to see people walking around with masks outdoors(!), or, get this, masked inside their cars(!!)

Even the medical profession. I would expect sense from doctors and nurses, but no. I went to a specialist appointment awhile back, and in the waiting room, all the seats are marked off with the arbitrary 6-foot social distance, and a sign says they're doing this "to stamp out Covid-19". They actually said that. They think they're going to eradicate an airborne respiratory virus.

It's like everyone is still taking their daily dose of stupid.


The latest stupid news from the stupid people who are running this stupid state is that the state-wide indoor mask mandate, which has a statutory life of 180 days, is scheduled to expire in February. So the stupid state bureaucrats are starting to do whatever it is they do to make the mandate permanent. 'Indefinite' they're calling it, but everyone knows (wink, wink) that it's just a different word permanent. I guess 'statutory' means they have to pass a law, but that's not going to be a problem for the Democrats because they've got a super-majority lock on both state houses as well as the executive, so they can get whatever they want. Oregon has picked up enough refugees fleeing California that we now have enough population for an additional congressional seat, but the Democrats have the congressional districts effectively gerrymandered so that the GOP has just enough voters in each district not to have a majority.

So we're pretty much screwed.

And just to show you how super serial our nanny governor is about maintaining the indoor masking requirement, here is a photo of her at some recent event, perhaps fundraising, or maybe she just wanted to get down and party with some friends:

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Yes, it looks like she's having a great time hanging out with some bros. Nice. Where's her mask, though? Did she forget to wear one? And her bros. Also unmasked. I guess everyone must have amnesia.

She does look like the stereotypical Karen, though, doesn't she? Like she's just itching to call your manager.

Here's another photo, probably from the same event:

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Looka like she's doing a photo op with someone who is either an extremely homely woman or a tranny hooker. And no masks in sight. Oh wait, there's some guy in the background over Karen's left shoulder who's remembered to bring his. Probably one of her untermensch servants.

One more:

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Brown is basically Gavin Newsom with breasts, including his "rules are for peasants" schtick.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread


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The Morning Report - 12/8/21

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Wednesday and while the clueless, deranged imbeciles are steering the ship of state off the edge of a flat earth, there is one thing that I do not want to ever get lost. Scores of your fellow citizens - ordinary, law-abiding, hard working and G-d fearing - remain incarcerated in horrendous conditions, subjected to physical and psychological abuse by real criminals and their government-controlled gaolers, for merely exercising their first amendment rights last January 6th. 11 months behind bars as political prisoners.

Whatever other insanity is going on, whether with our enemies abroad, or the tyrants right here in our own country - and I will touch on those subjects in a bit since there are points of intersection on this Venn diagram of doom - this above all else, at least for me, is the sine qua non that defines the times we live in. For these people to be persecuted like this, in this country by those we at one time in the not too distant past thought had shared the same values and come up in the same system proves beyond any doubt that America as it was or at least as we had imagined it no longer exists. Over time, things change, culture of course changes and laws (for better or worse) change but the one thing that was supposed to remain constant is the essential nature of what it means to be an American. The sense of commonality and common purpose, despite often diametrically opposed views on issues and their resolution, is what kept society moving forward and kept the peace.

Gone. Goodbye. As stated, nothing else underscores that tragic in-your-face reality than Americans held captive in the Garland Archipelago. The cherry on top was Congressman being directly and capriciously refused access - twice - to see these people over the course of these interminable months. Finally, Louie Gohmert, Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Matt Gaetz and Paul Gosar were allowed into a compound of the Garland Archipelago.

Greene and Gohmert (and their respective staffs) finally got to tour the D.C. jail where the J6 inmates are held, though the jail staff DID try to end the tour of the jail before the reps got to meet the political prisoners.

"What is there to hide?" Gohmert pressed. "The complaint has been that they've been treated
differently than the other detainees. I thought tonight we were going to find out."

At that point, the tour had already lasted two hours and Greene and Gohmert hadn't yet met a single J6 inmate. After an 11-minute discussion, the tour went forward.

Greene and Gohmert met with roughly 40 J6 inmates, in what Greene described as a noticeably older part of the prison, which appeared to have not been updated recently, unlike the rest of the prison.

The political prisoners cheered as they met Gohmert and Greene. Some cried and all were visibly shaken (they were the only inmates on the tour to cry). They lined up to shake hands with Greene and Gohmert and began chanting "U-S-A! U-S-A!" . . .

. . . Greene's report is disturbing and damning. It highlights the brutal and unconstitutional treatment of J6 prisoners at the hands of Biden's legal system. J6 inmates have been beaten. The prisoners complain of chemicals and pubic hair in their food.

The conclusion to her report starts with the following:

The congressional visit to the D.C. jail on November 4 unquestionably proved that there is a two-track justice system in the United States. This two-tiered system is not based on race, violence, or conviction of crime, but politics.

The findings of the report, as well as the rest of this article will disgust and enrage you. At least it damned well better. The one thing that is not mentioned is that the only reason these people are being incarcerated in the first place is because of what I believe is a Democrat Party/DOJ coordinated plot to use the planned peaceful protest rally of January 6th to create a Reichstag Fire incident. It was leftist stooges and quite probably FBI plants if not actual agents themselves dressed in MAGA gear that breached the Capitol Building on January 6th. The unfortunate folks who followed them in, none of them doing anything more than gawking at the drapes, taking selfies and leaving post-it notes on Pelosi's desk are now being made examples of.

Worse, the Capitol Police sadistically beat Roseanne Boyland to death and shot Ashli Babbit. Two unarmed women who posed zero threat to anyone. Whatever other nightmare scenarios are going on abroad and at home, and for sure they are nightmare scenarios, this for me is the bitter end. And all of it stems from the 2016 and 2020 elections. Specifically, the American people trying to stop the trajectory this nation has been on since the end of the Second World War and the reaction by the progeny of those who set us on it.

For decades, the differences between liberal and conservative has slowly (then all at once) disintegrated to the point where we are no longer debating issues. Indeed there is no longer a debate as no debate is to be countenanced by a political/cultural entity that has overthrown the nation, hijacked the key pillars of government, the private sector and society at large and declared all opposition to it as not merely illegal but an evil that is to be eradicated from the face of the earth. Naturally, it has more impact in the original German, but it's got groove, it's got meaning in the current translation in Jive.

We are so polarized that even assuming elections going forward do not have the influence of Dao-Min Yen and overflowing Atlanta toilets, on what basis are we to find a common ground with an implacable and often quite insane enemy that deems the very ground we exist on as stolen and illegitimate with everything built on it, literally and figuratively, as poisoned?

A teacher at a Pennsylvania high school who was a member of the Board of Directors of the National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest labor union which represents almost three million employees, mostly teachers, reportedly posted a Facebook message that people who obtained religious exemptions so they could remain unvaccinated for [Chinese] COVID-19 should lose their jobs, get sick, and perhaps die, adding that the GOP should take the "guns they profess to love" and start shooting the unvaccinated individuals.

Mollie Paige Mumau reportedly wrote on Facebook:

Screw this guy and screw them all who are all about hiding beyond religious exemptions because they don't want anybody to tell them what to do. People tell you what to do all the time, and you do it. This is such BS. He and his ilk deserve whatever comes their way, including losing jobs, getting sick, and perhaps dying from this virus. But in the meantime, he's going to put all the people around him in danger. I don't know why the GOP doesn't take those guns they profess to love so much and just start shooting all of their constituents who think this way. It would be quicker and ultimately safer than putting me and my friends and family at risk.

The Daily Caller contacted the General McLane School District (GMSD) in Pennsylvania. Sarah Grabski, director of communications and administrative services for GMSD, confirmed the district did employ a woman named Mollie Mumau at General McLane High School.

"Grabski said the district could not legally discuss any personnel actions right now but that Mumau is not currently in its buildings."

Mumau, or is it Mau-Mau (or even Mao Mao?) has left the building. Mostly on fire along with your children's brains. At least she didn't come out and call on her fellow leftists to start the shooting, but instead urged "the GOP" to shoot its own constituents. Meh, considering the mentality of fey fraudsters like Lindsay Graham vis a vis January 6, I would not put it past far too many GOP politicians to think this Mau-Mau psycho is on to something.

Meanwhile, in another part of the forest, a feeble, crooked pervert with the mental capacity of a glue-huffing geoduck is supposedly standing up to Vladimir Putin as the latter is about to roll over the rest of Ukraine it didn't swipe from Obama. While inept boob Jake Sullivan is threatening Putin with a strongly worded letter to the NY Times, you have to wonder what's worse; drawing a red line in the sand and doing nothing as Putin's army gobbles up territory so as to destroy whatever scintilla of credibility American foreign policy still has with our allies and foes, or worse, if the puppet masters of the Klain/Kalorama Known Kommittee actually blunder us into a shooting war with the Russians just to save face and distract us at home from the disastrous domestic destruction.

On top of that, you have to wonder just how ready our armed forces are considering what the aforementioned jug-eared dog-eating bastard did to it during his reign of error.

By the time Barack Obama left office, every branch of the military was smaller than it had been on September 11. But the change in size concealed the true impact of America's most left-wing president in undermining our national security and weakening us in the face of our enemies.

"I've got a pen, and I've got a phone," Obama famously boasted. He used the pen to unleash a blizzard of executive orders and memorandums. Some led to outraged protests, but some of his most devastating penned assaults on our nation's military flew under the radar.

One of those took place during the end of his last year in office. His memorandum, "Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce", created the woke military of the Biden administration by putting identity politics, diversity quotas, and political indoctrination at the heart of the military's mission.

Obama had always resented the military. Even former General McChrystal, an Obama loyalist fired for describing his boss a little too aptly in the presence of a Rolling Stone reporter, described him as "uncomfortable and intimidated" by generals. But Obama's parting shot at the military cut the generals down to size by transforming them into community organizers.

His order redefined diversity as the military's "greatest asset" and reinvented national security as a system for maximizing employment diversity by race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and every identity politics metric, but not the military metrics that truly mattered, readiness, competence, and a willingness to wage war in defense of the homeland. . .

. . . Obama didn't just leave the military smaller in size, but smaller in spirit, its leadership class no longer dedicated to national security, but to the identity political agendas of the radical Left.

By Obama's second term, male Army ROTC cadets were being forced to march in women's high heels. The humiliating woke rituals, whose purpose is not the stated one of inclusion, but of exclusion, of demeaning and destroying the morale of the traditional fighting man, continue to hollow out the military readiness of armed services waging a culture war against themselves.

Spot on as usual by the esteemed Daniel Greenfield. But I would say one thing that he leaves out is, the American military may be inept when it comes to actual combat except for one thing: you better believe that the recruits and the cadres in uniform, be it BDUs or girdles and heels are being drilled incessantly to combat a real enemy: WE THE PEOPLE.

Look what happened to the poor folks in the Garland Archipelago. Look what is happening in Australia. You better believe that just as your kids are being mind-raped to hate America as founded, our recruits are being taught the same damned thing.

And that, gentle reader, is why we have a Second Amendment.

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The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World, available at the link.

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Daily Tech News 8 December 2021

—Pixy Misa

Top Story

  • Twitter has bought chat platform Quill. (Quill)

    If you use Quill, you have three days to download your history before they turn the servers off. I'm not being snarky, they are literally doing that.
    Can I export my team's Direct Messages (DMs)?

    No, we do not allow the export of Direct Messages.

    If I don't export, will you delete my data?

    Yes. On 1pm PST, Saturday, December 11th 2021 we will delete all user data, whether or not you've exported it.

    Well, thanks.

  • So, that happened.

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (12/7/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“We’re telling people don’t visit because we don’t think we can keep you safe right now,” Los Angeles Police Department detective Jamie McBride

Quote II

“Everyone should be able to defend themselves. I think it’s a God-given right, the right to self-defense. That’s what was on trial in Wisconsin, the right to self-defense.” Kyle Rittenhouse

Quote III

"I believe we've reached here a solution to the debt ceiling issue that's consistent with Republican views of raising the debt ceiling for this amount at this particular time and allows the Democrats to proudly own it," Sen. Mitch McConnell (RINO-KYJelly)

Quote IV

I'm so grateful to be able to eat scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast and sometimes a roast beef sandwich for dinner. Mel Brooks

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Gun Monkey Cafe


via @amazingnature00

Cute: duckling using a flower as an umbrella.

Feeding birds.

Pandas rolling down a hill.

Cow sledding downhill on her belly.


Deer saying "'Sup girl"

Donkey zoomies.

Dog is possessive of his pet cat.

Silverback dad bonding with son.

Daddy dog teaches his son the right way to lay on his back with his teeth out and looking weird and crazy.

Inman: Bike disasters.

A different kind of porch pirate.

Steve's promoting his new movie Final Junction. He's shadowbanned (of course), so spread it around.

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WSJ Poll: 41% Approve of Biden's Performance, 57% Disapprove


That is a big, big disapproval. Almost 60%.

Meanwhile, he's underwater with independents by 36%.

Only 30% of independent approve, vs. 66% who disapprove.

Michael McAdams @M_McAdams HOLY...

is -36 with independent voters in a new WSJ survey.

Only 30% approve and 66% disapprove.

Republicans hold massive leads on:

- Rebuilding the Economy
- Getting inflation under control
- Securing the border

WSJ article here, thankfully not behind a paywall for once.

How many Democrats are in this sample where Biden is at 41% approval despite being at 30% with independents and presumably even lower with Republicans?

They're claiming that something like 60% of the country are Democrats? That Independents plus Republicans together constitute a distinct minority?

And what would the Republicans' lead be like with a more reasonable sample?

More voters say they would back a Republican than a Democrat for Congress, 44% to 41%, if the election were held today, a lead that is within the poll's margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points.

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See RedState for a list of issues the public wants the president and Congress to focus on -- immigration topping the list at 13%, followed by the economy at 11% and inflation at 10%.

Surprisingly, the situation in Afghanistan comes in at a whopping 0 percent, so while that travesty may have been a big reason for Biden's initial collapse some months ago, it appears that other issues are now at the forefront of most people's minds. That China doesn't register is a bit disconcerting, but given this is only a ranking of top issues, Americans very well could still have a decent understanding of the threat posed.

Past that, another gut punch for Democrats is delivered by abortion coming in at just 1 percent. For a few days, many on the left were bleating that the Supreme Court possibly gutting Roe v. Wade would represent a turnaround moment for their 2022 chances. That doesn't appear to be the case, a reality I discussed some days ago.

Yes this is a blow-off post. I was going to just post the animal post but I saw this poll drop.

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Juicy Smollier On Cross-Examination


From tweets by Jason Meisner (@jmetr22b). There is no video; Mr. Juicy Smolliet objected and would not permit cameras in the courtroom.

The Nigerian brothers are named Abel and Abimbola Osundairo. The latter is called "Bola" and sometimes "Ola." I've changed references to him to be "Bola," consistently.

Here's Juicy's testimony from yesterday.

Here's the cross examination today:

#JussieSmollett is retaking the witness stand now. Jason Meisner

Prosecutor Dan Webb is resuming his slightly folksy questioning, getting Jussie to admit that he drove around Lakeview with the Osundairo brothers, but deny that he recruited them in the hoax attack during the ride.

Smollett is answering in clipped tones. Leaning into the microphone as he says,"That’s what I said, yes." When asked about any hoax planning, he says "Absolutely not. That never happened."

Webb is working to an important point. If Smollett had picked up Abel to go workout, as he's testified, why did [Bola] get in the car, why did they drive all the way to Streeterville and just turn around and go back to the Osundairos' home?

In other words: If he was just working out with Abel -- as the lie goes -- he should just be in the car with Abel.

But, on the other hand, if he's going to do a "dry run" of the fake hate crime with both Abel and Bola, then he'd need both men.

And look at this -- he has both men, not just Abel.

Q: You got so stoned that you decided when you got to Streeterville you were too stoned to work out?

Smollett sounds slightly annoyed by the question. "No," he answers. "I've worked out many times high on weed. It certainly wasn't that."

Smollett says it was "weird" that Bola was with them and he had an interview set up so he decided to just scrap the workout plan.

He seems impatient with Webb's repeated questions about whether he's denying planning the hoax.

Webb shows surveillance video of Smollett's car circling the area where the attack occurred.

"You mean the intersection directly across from my garage?" Smollett retorts.
Webb tries to get him to agree he went past three times.

"I can’t tell you how many times it was," he says.

Webb: Do you have any reason to disagree with police testimony that you passed by the intersection three times?

Smollett: I don’t know. I circled around the block.

Webb: How long were you there?

Smollett: Well you have the surveillance, you have to tell me. It was three years ago

Seems like they're casing the area to check the cameras and find the right place for the Fake Hate Crime Hoax production.

Next they talk about Juicy sending Abel messages from Instagram as he was returning from NYC to Chicago -- keeping him apprised of when his plane was landing, so he would know when it was time for the Fake Hate Crime Production to take place.

Webb asks Smollett about Instagram messages sent to Osundairo from NYC.

A: Mr. Webb, all due respect you don’t understand Instagram.

Webb: Look at me. I’m old. I don’t understand Instagram. Just answer my question.

Smollett accuses Webb of "misrepresenting" things to the jury

Testy back and forth going on here, with Webb interrupting Smollett and asking the judge to strike his answers as non-responsive. Judge Linn tells Smollett to listen to the question and don't ad lib.

This is all over whether the Instagram messages were public or sent only to Bola

Juicy is claiming that he was sending updates about his travel progress to everyone so it was NBD if he also sent texts to Bola, right?

Webb shows him the next Instagram message: This is the second time you updated him about your flight status?

Smollett: Out of context, yes sir

Webb: I’m sorry, what?

A: Yes

Webb: Did you answer yes?

Smollett: Yes

Webb reads a text from Smollett with the word "n**ga" and Smollett stops him and asks him not to say it out loud, "out of respect for every African American in the courtroom."

That's rich. It was part of Smolliet's script of his Fake Race Crime Hoax to have that word repeated multiple times and he uses it all the time in his texts but now he's piously telling the prosecutor he's not allowed to read from his own text messages, "out of respect for every African American in the courtroom."

Webb apologizes, says why don't you read it instead. "Apology accepted but that’s been used a lot."

Another update message to Bola with the N-word. Webb says, "Why don you read it? I don’t want to mispronounce anything."

Smollett reads the text in question: "N---- finally made it just landed haha"

Smollett was attacked less than two hours later.

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Quick Hits: Almost Entirely Visual Edition



Via Jack Posobiec:


Via @desertmom66, a busybody controlling leftist objects to... Christmas lights:


Via I, Hypocrite, an important new update on how to satisfy a trans "woman:" your guide to "muffing."

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Quick Hits


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Aww. Makes you think -- she was just two years older than we pretend to be.

The great-grandmum was the first giraffe calf to be born at the zoo in 1990.

Since then she has given birth to 14 calves and has a total of 61 descendants.

Two of Mutangi's daughters still live with her at Taronga zoo while her other calves were sent to other enclosures around Australia and New Zealand.

Before she passed away, keeper Bobby-Jo Vial described Mutangi as having "a lot of character".

"She's quite cheeky and she's always up for a challenge."

If cats were people, they'd be psychopaths, scientists say.

Notice the headline is not "We've discovered cancer, scientists say."

Researchers at the UK's University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University surveyed pet owners to rate their cats' level of psychopathy -- as defined by human psychological standards.

Their findings, published in the December issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, revealed that most cats fall somewhere on the spectrum of psychopathy -- that is, on the "triarchic" concept of psychopathy, which uses levels of boldness, meanness and disinhibition to measure the psychiatric disorder in people.

The 46-question survey, which currently includes 549 participants, asked cat owners to rate whether their cat "torments their prey rather than killing it straight away," "cat dominates neighborhood cat(s) (e.g. chases them, picks fights with them)," "is undeterred by punishment i.e. will repeat behaviors he/she is scolded for" and "vocalizes loudly (e.g. meows, yowls) for no apparent reason."


In addition, researchers added human-unfriendliness and pet-unfriendliness to their scale to create the Cat Triarchic Plus, a tool to measure feline psychopathy.

Wow, so much Sciencing.

And what does all of this mean? What important conclusions can be drawn from this Study?

The fact that many cats will fall somewhere on the psychopathy spectrum may be attributable to their animalistic nature, researchers said in an earlier statement to UK media.

Oh. Oh.

God Bless you all in your work.

In Women Posting Their W's Online news, one pluckly lass is just absolutely shredding the women's swimming records at the University of Pennsylvania.

And what's more -- she's new at being a woman! She just started being a woman last year!

Talk about a prodigy!

Lia Thomas, 22, smashed two U.S. swimming records at an Akron, Ohio contest

Thomas won the 1,650 freestyle in a record time of 15:59.71 beating her closest rival Anna Sofia Kalandaze by 38 seconds

She left rivals floundering in a 500 freestyle beating them by 14 seconds

Last month she competed in a women's swimming event between Princeton and Cornell and has regularly broken records as part of UPenn's team

Thomas previously competed for the school's men's team for three years before
joining the women's team. Her last men's competition was in November 2019

Some have voiced their anger at her swimming success, claiming it to be 'unfair,' and many refused to refer to her as a woman

NCAA rules dictate any trans female athlete can take part in women's events if they have completed a year of testosterone suppression treatment

Imagine how good he'd be at women's swimming if he'd been doing it his whole life!

Kyle Rittenhouse responds to LeSnitch Bitch's claim that he faked tears during his trial: "F**k LeBron."

From The Greatest Story Ever Department, a woman wanted an ex-boyfriend to get in touch with her and ask her out again.

So she dreamt up a scheme: She would post online about her imaginary, made-up wedding, which she thought would spur her former boyfriend to desperately contact her and beg her to dump the man she just married to date her former boyfriend.

The plan, while obviously brilliant and Full of Win, did not go as intended.

Woman reveals she FAKED her own wedding - complete with lavish venue, stand-in groom, and a professional photoshoot - in a desperate attempt to get her ex to text her, only for him to IGNORE the faux matrimony

The woman, who is named Jacqueline, revealed on TikTok that she pretended to get married in an attempt to get her ex-boyfriend to text her - but it didn't work

She showed off pictured that were taken from the fake-wedding in a now-viral video, which has gained more than 1.7 million views since it was posted

The photos showed her and her faux-groom cuddling, laughing, and dancing together, while she donned a fancy white wedding gown and he wore a tux

It appears that Jacqueline even rented out a venue to take the photos, had her hair done professionally, and paid to have a wedding cake made

The pictures, which were taken by Alessandro Valeriani, looked convincing - but the stunt was unsuccessful in the end and her ex didn't reach out

It's unclear how much Jacqueline payed for the photoshoot, but a photographer will charge anywhere between $500 - $10,000 for a pre-wedding shoot

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Is this all just an elaborate pitch for Ryan Reynolds' next movie?

The video her confessing her plan is here. But it's easier to see in the slideshow at the Daily Mail.

She's kind of cute. Thicc German girl. Thicker than a bowl of oatmeal. She's obviously insane but that might have some advantages, at least for a couple of weeks.

Not sure why she's having trouble finding dates.

Maybe this is all a lie and she's just playing two dimensional chess to get attention, making up a story about a made-up wedding. (Influencers are operating at absolute peak if they play two dimensional chess.)

I heard about this on the Boyscast. They had a guest, An0maly (his spelling not mine), who said something like, "I'd like to have workshopped this plan with her beforehand. Like, best case scenario, he contacts you and you call off your pretend wedding, but now he's with a woman who he thinks cheats on her honeymoon if someone just DMs her 'u up?' on Twitter. We can do better than that. Let's brainstorm. There are no bad ideas, except for the original one you had about the fake wedding."

Actually he just said the "workshop" thing and pointed out how bad the plan was. But those were good things to say.

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Poll: Just 22% of American Even Want Joe Biden To Run Again


Via @CalebJHull

I'd like to see the polling numbers for how many think he even could run again. If you gave them truth serum before they answered.

The I&I/TIPP Poll gave respondents the names of 16 other possible candidates, asking "Who do you want to see run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2024?"

As mentioned, Biden was named by just 22% of those asked, while 12% mentioned Vice President Kamala Harris, whose abrasive style, lack of preparation, and revolving-door personnel changes have drawn criticism even from formerly friendly Democrats and the left-leaning media.

None of the rest rose above low single-digits: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg garnered 4%, while New York Rep. Andrea Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy, and Georgia 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams each attracted 3% of the support.


Even Democrats seem less than enthused about Biden holding the top spot. Just 37% want him there. And only 16% give Harris the nod as presidential standard-bearer, alarming given that Vice President Harris is next in line to be president should Biden not complete his term in office.

From last week: Biden loses support with his strongest constituency, young voters.

Younger Americans are a key part of Democrats' base, but they have soured on President Joe Biden.

Polling shows -- despite winning roughly three-in-five voters under age 30 -- Biden's approval rating slipping below 50 percent among the youngest segment of the electorate. That includes a new Harvard Youth Poll released Wednesday that pegs Biden at 46 percent approval among Americans aged 18 to 29, compared to 51 percent who disapprove.

It's a 13-point drop for Biden from March, when 59 percent of young Americans approved of the job Biden was doing.

Meanwhile, the Cook Political Report has shifted eight gubernatorial races in the direction of the GOP.

Only three were moved in the Democrats' direction: Massachusetts, which was moved to a Lean D because the "Republican" governor Charlie Baker is retiring; Georgia, which moves to a toss-up I guess because Perdue is announcing a primary against incumbent Kemp and I guess because the current incumbent Stacy Abrams just announced her re-election bid; and New York, which was already lean D and now is solid D. Not sure why.

But eight move in a GOP direction, and they're eight you'd really like to win.

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Most notably, Cook moved Wisconsin, Michigan, and Nevada all from "lean Democrat" to "toss up."

Wisconsin has long been considered a swing state, where the presidential race results have come within one point during the past two elections and where Evers just barely beat out former Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, in 2018.

Since taking over the governor’s seat, however, Evers' term has not been without turmoil. The Wisconsin Democrat faced waves of criticism in 2020 both for stringent coronavirus policies and for focusing more on race relations and less on maintaining law and order after deadly riots broke out in Kenosha following a police officer shooting Jacob Blake.

The upheaval in his state has continued to dominate headlines between the exoneration of Kyle Rittenhouse -- who killed two of his attackers during one of last year's riots -- and the Waukesha parade tragedy, where a man with an extensive criminal background out on bail allegedly drove an SUV into a parade, killing seven people.

Cook cited a Marquette Law School poll that showed Evers’ approval rating "in the danger zone for an incumbent," at 45 percent approval and 46 percent disapproval.

"Most damning for Evers though was when the poll asked whether he should be re-elected," Cook noted. "Only 40% said definitely/probably, while 53% said they'd definitely/probably vote for someone else.... These are numbers an incumbent doesn't want a year out from the midterms."

The leading GOP challenger to Evers, former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, is proving competitive in the early stages of the race after a poll this fall found her neck and neck with the governor.

A Harvard Poll finds that Trump would beat Biden were the election held today, but, to be honest, not by as much as I'd hope, given how badly Biden is faring right now:

A new Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll reaffirmed an ongoing trend that former President Donald Trump is increasingly more popular than his successor, President Joe Biden.

Released exclusively to The Hill, the poll showed that 48 percent of likely voters would back President Trump in a 2024 matchup versus 45 percent for Joe Biden. As noted by The Hill:

The results were evenly split at 46 percent among women, while men backed Trump by a margin of 50 percent to 43 percent. Biden won urban voters by 20 percentage points and suburban voters by 4 percentage points, but Trump romped among rural voters by 33 percentage points.


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Federal Court Blocks Another Biden Vaccine Mandate, This One Demanding That Federal Contractors Get the Jab


The judge ruled that the grant by Congress to the Executive of authority to procure goods and services obviously did not include the power to force people to get vaccinations against their will.

A federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide injunction that prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal contractors, temporarily shutting down the last remaining vaccine requirement by the Biden administration.

U.S. District Judge Stan Baker in Savannah, Georgia, said Congress did not clearly authorize the president to use procurement to impose a vaccine requirement on contractors that will have "vast economic and political significance."

The lawsuit was filed by the states of Georgia, Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia as well as a trade group for contractors.

AllahPundit just turned out all the lights, pulled the curtains closed tight, and put on the Cure's Disintegration.

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Alec Baldwin Shows Infamous Hot Temper, Chases Questioner Even As DA Is Considering Charging Him In Shooting Death of Cinematographer
Plus: Alec Baldwin -- Murderer?


This is a man full of range and impulse.

After that video, a video of Viva Frei discussing why he thinks that Alec Baldwin probably deliberately fired the gun in a rage.

No, he didn't know there was a bullet in it (we assume). But this is a man we have repeatedly seen provoked into rage over trifles. And here he was, being ordered about by a female cinematographer, rather than a male director (and it's always directors who give orders to actors, not cinematographers).

To make his point, Viva Frei takes us through a quick recap of Baldwin's well-known rage and impulse control issues, from "selfish rotten little pig" to molesting papparazzi.

His logic makes sense: Baldwin was, as usual, in a mad rage over nothing, and forgot himself, and forgot all of his gun safety training, and angrily pointed the gun at the cinematographer and angrily pulled the trigger.

This accords with the first reports from the set which said that Baldwin did exactly that: That he said, angrily, "You want it like that?!" as he pulled the trigger.

Note this wouldn't make it murder, as he wouldn't have intended to shoot and kill the woman, as he wouldn't have known the gun was loaded with a bullet. (Although see below.)

It would start to put him on the hook for something like criminally negligent homicide.

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Shock: Don Lemon Used His Own Journalistic Resources to Tip Off Jussie Smollett That Police Were Suspicious of His Farcical Hate Crime Hoax


Absolutely gutted. If we can't believe in Don Lemon, what can we believe in?

Note that Lemon's warning would caused Smollett to reduce cooperation with police. So Lemon was playing lawyer for a subject he was "covering" as a "journalist."

Nick Arama at RedState points out that Don Lemon admitted that he had an emotional connection to Jussie Smollett, who, like Don Lemon, was black and gay and who had also suffered zero discrimination in his overpromoted life:

Lemon has already said that he was in constant contact with Smollett early on in the case and that the story was "personal" to him.

During his testimony, Smollett said he refused to give police his cell phone because Don Lemon had warned him the police didn't believe him:

Megan Crepeau @crepeau

He also says he declined to give his phone to CPD in part because earlier he'd gotten a text from Don Lemon "saying he'd gotten a text from CPD saying they don't believe me."

objections, then a sidebar.

The police were not interacting with Don Lemon as a pal. They were responding to his questions as a "journalist" -- and likely, they were attempting to blunt his hot-tempered, accusatory questions like "Why don't you racists already have these MAGA terrorists arrested?"

So he was flinging that kind of question at police, elicited the response "We don't know if we actually believe Smollett," immediately passed that to a subject he was covering, and Smollett immediately used that information to decided to not share his cell phone with cops.

Although, given the fact that the cell phone contained his interactions with the Nigerian brothers, it's a fair bet he'd already decided not to do that.

But again, as with Fredo, we have a "journalist" using his resources and cachet as a CNN "reporter" to get information which he then passes on to a subject he has an emotional connection to.

Of course, that's not the only way in which Don Lemon resembles Fredo Cuomo.

CNN has continued to stand behind Don Lemon, who has allegedly tried to settle with Hice [the man that Don Lemon sexually assaulted] on multiple occasions. In response to the network terminating Chris Cuomo for alleged sexual misconduct and for using CNN resources to aid his brother's crisis team, Hice told Fox News Digital that the network protects predators.

"They're a network rife with predators and perverts," Hice said. "Lemon will have to testify under oath in the near future, but it's good to see that there's finally some accountability happening."

"This is who they are. They're a predator-protecting machine, they slander and smear victims with impunity," Hice added.

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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition



Eric Zemmour is a French journalist and pundit who captured the attention of the French body politic by announcing his candidacy for president with a bang...simply reading a famous speech by Charles De Gaulle.

Eric Zemmour, Superstar

My dear Countrymen -- For years, the same feeling has swept you along, oppressed you, shamed you: a strange and penetrating feeling of dispossession. You walk down the streets in your towns, and you don't recognize them.

You look at your screens and they speak to you in a language that is strange, and in the end foreign. You turn your eyes and ears to advertisements, TV series, football matches, films, live performances, songs, and the schoolbooks of your children.

You take the subways and trains. You go to train stations and airports. You wait for your sons and your daughters outside their school. You take your mother to the emergency room. You stand in line at the post office or the employment agency. You wait at a police station or a courthouse. And you have the impression that you are no longer in a country that you know.

It's well worth a read, mostly because the media will portray it as a xenophobic, racist, classist, sexist, anti-Semitic rant against the modern world.

But it isn't. Recognizing that the glories of France are being subsumed into a chaotic mix of the rest of the world is not hatred of the is a recognition that the accomplishments of a significant culture are worth preserving. Zemmour is blunt, and he is a firm adherent of the classically French snobbery about their culture and their country. It is easy to fall into the lazy assumption that he hates, but the reality is a bit more complex. For instance, he has been accused of anti-Semitism by some of the leaders of French Jewry, but that is laughable, since his entire political philosophy is based on the glory of France rather than the glorification of its many ethnic groups.

Even Daniel Pipes -- who is a fine example of an academic mind without much common sense -- understands Zemmour's importance.

What to Make of Éric Zemmour?

What to make of Éric Zemmour, the just-declared candidate for president in France in 2022?

His last name in Arabic means, perhaps suitably for an intellectual, honking, as what geese and car horns do.* His parents fled Algeria and he openly identifies as a Jew but presents himself as the representative of traditional Catholic Deep France and the scourge of immigrants and Islam. He adopts positions on Jewish issues so extreme that France's Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia called him an antisemite. He's been twice found guilty of hate speech and wears these condemnations proudly. His anti-feminist positions are antediluvian. He's pro-Russian and anti-American.

* Dec. 2, 2021 addenda: (1) Two readers inform me that the name زمور is actually Berber and means olive tree.

But Pipes goes on to say:
Despite my many criticisms, large and small, of Zemmour, I would vote for him were I a French citizen. That's because he grasps an essential truth, that France faces a scourge from immigration, that the country needs more babies, and that the elements which made France great are in peril of being overwhelmed by alien cultures. He speaks these realities eloquently and fearlessly, hoping thereby to revive a country that otherwise is heading toward a self-imposed crisis.

I doubt he will win, but the fact that his message is being taken seriously, or at the very least being reported far and wide, is a testament to the pent-up demand for love of country, for patriotism, for pride in culture.

It is long past time when the glory of Western culture is taken seriously rather than constantly denigrated as an anachronism in the modern world. It is odd that all other cultures are celebrated, but the most successful one; the one that has brought the world most of its wonders, is mocked and minimized and demonized.

Thomas Hobbes described the natural state of mankind as, "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short." Western culture, in which France had a significant role, banished that life. It is by no means guaranteed that it will not return, and Zemmour understands that very well.

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The Morning Report - 12/7/21

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning, kids. Tuesday and despite our world collapsing in on us, and really because of that sad reality, it's even more important to remember and reflect on the events of 80 years ago today. Today is Pearl Harbor Day. What happened there that day, as well as the declaration of war by Germany against the United States changed the course of history and brought us to where we are today. It is bitterly ironic that in the wake of our absolute military victory and emergence as the preeminent global superpower, the evil that we overcame did not disappear, but re-emerged in only a slightly different form and spent the ensuing eight decades sowing the seeds of our self-destruction from within. No doubt, the Soviets and the Chi-Coms each played and continue to play a crucial role in fomenting the cancer that Lincoln nearly 100 years earlier prophetically warned, If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Take a look around and that is exactly what is happening. Little wonder then that the neo-Cultural Revolutionaries are aiming to erase Lincoln with equal if not more zeal than Robert E. Lee or even the Confederate flag. The logic is simple, if not completely insane. Since America was not only never perfect but evil and illegitimate from the outset, nothing that anyone did to redress its greatest flaw, slavery, really mattered. Not the founders who laid the legal foundation for its abolition in 1789, nor the 700,000 sacrificed in a civil war to end it, nor anything anyone has ever done since then to try to live up to the ideals of liberty and justice for all. Therefore, even Abe Lincoln is to be removed from history. But, as is my wont to do, I digress.

The estimable historian Victor Davis Hanson reflects,

Most Americans once were mostly in agreement about what happened on December 7, 1941, 80 years ago this year. But not so much now, given either the neglect of America's past in the schools or woke revisionism at odds with the truth.

The Pacific war that followed Pearl Harbor was not a result of America egging on the Japanese, not about starting a race war, and not about much other than a confident and cruel Japanese empire falsely assuming that its stronger American rival either would not or could not stop its transoceanic ambitions. . .

. . . In sum, it was largely Yamamoto's enormous ego, his tactical genius, and his strategic ineptitude, along with Japanese hubris, that explain the strategic idiocy of a brilliant but short-lived victory at Pearl Harbor. But to be fair, no student of military preparedness, economic resources, or social organization could have ever believed that a relatively vulnerable and isolationist United States, still reeling from recurring cycles of depression, in less than four years would have fought simultaneously across the Pacific and Europe with a 12 million person military, the largest economy in history, and the world's most formidable weapons such Essex class fleet carriers, Balao submarines, B-29 long-range bombers, Hellcat and Mustang fighters and the world's first atomic bombs.

Dr. Hanson's essay is well worth the read as he explodes a few myths and lays out the attack and its consequences. Now 80 years later, America is at best a nation divided and at worst (and if you have been reading my posts for any amount of time you know my feelings) a nation that no longer exists. We have no borders, we have no equal justice under a just and stable law and most dangerously, we are split into two camps that not only disagree on issues but disagree on the legitimacy and nature of the nation itself. While that is happening, China and to a lesser extent Russia are making geopolitical and technological moves that threaten to leave us in the dust and perhaps turn us into dust.

Caroline Glick warns:

Over the past several weeks a hard truth has become undeniable: The United States of America is no longer the all-powerful superpower it has been since the end of the Cold War. Far from it. The strategic implications of this state of affairs are profound, for both the United States and its allies.

A nation's position in the global pecking order is based on two things -- its capabilities and its credibility. America's capabilities have diminished in a stunning way relative to its superpower competitors. And so has its credibility. . .

. . . Together with its allies, the United States is still the most powerful nation on earth. It can still defeat, or at a minimum massively harm, all of its enemies. But whether it is dealing with Iran or China, Russia or Afghanistan or beyond, America's strategic credibility is in tatters. Neither its allies nor its enemies take its commitments or its threats seriously. Consequently, as it lags behind its adversaries in space weapons, the United States projects a weakness of intent that invites aggression against itself, against its interests and against its allies.

The on-again-off-again Conrad Black in this essay is for the most part dead on:

The luxury of having no rival in the world and only the comparative irritant of almost stateless terrorist organizations, which inflict tragic outrages but cannot threaten the existence of great nations, induced the United States into the first bout of self-hate in its history.

Centuries of often excessive but certainly not unfounded self-commendation as a free and virtuous meritocracy, a champion of freedom in the world, that has made the greatest effort of any in history to raise up a subjugated racial minority to a status of equality, have degenerated into an acutely self-critical disorder and caused the United States to detach from its legitimate global strategic interests. . .

. . . The strategic equation is complicated and increasingly dangerous because this administration is so feeble and the U.S. military has been so incompetently directed recently. But the United States is fundamentally a much stronger country than China or Russia, and if it inspires and leads its allies, it is at the head of an overwhelmingly powerful coalition of free states.

We have three more years to muddle through before the leadership that is all that is really lacking, can be installed. It is perilous but far from hopeless.

A lot can happen in three years, Mr. Black. And then there's this little item which kind of made me sit up and take notice:

CHINA has been secretly developing Trojan Horse-style missiles hidden in shipping containers that can be unleashed on enemy ports, experts warn.

Military analysts believe the country's huge fleet of freighters and fishing vessels could be turned into warships with the use of the secretive container missiles. . .

. . . For example Chinese missile launching containers could be stored near the Port of Seattle. The Chinese would wait for the day they can launch an electromagnetic pulse warhead-armed missiles over the nearby nuclear ballistic missile submarine base Fisher said.

"The EMP blast might take out electronics on the [submarines] and all over the base without having to launch a nuclear missile from China," he said. "Washington would be in chaos, would not know against whom to retaliate, and perhaps China uses American distraction to begin its real objective, the military conquest of Taiwan."

Frankly, I think the Chinese, the Russians, the Iranians and every other bad actor out there are wasting their money. People (allegedly) like Rustoleum-hair Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram X. Krement, Titty Caca AOC, Nazi collaborator George Soros and the litany of other sick, deranged fiends will be our undoing, aided and abetted by the DC junta so long as they get their $28 trillion pieces of silver.

Assuming we even survive the next three years without any major shifts in the geopolitical map as it stands today, our government and far too many institutions outside of it are so horribly corrupted that even if a Trump, DeSantis or other outsider were to win the White House and the Democrats lost control of one or both chambers of Congress, what real good would it do? And the national rift between American and anti-American citizens will still be there.

With all due respect to all those who fought and perished between 1941 and 1945, the challenge facing us here and now is perhaps even more perilous. And for sure, the situation is still very much in doubt.

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The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World, available at the link.


  • "[Chinese] COVID has accelerated the transformation of our education system into a mini-totalitarian state."
    Soul Monitors
  • "The ANC has taught young black South Africans that African government doesn't work, that their politicians are crooks and that it's not worth voting. The exact opposite of Mandela's dream." (hat tip CBD - jjs)
    The End of the Apartheid Alibi
  • "A coalition of the World's largest multi-national corporations is working to manipulate you into eating more 'equitable' food though a business strategy designed to help major 'food players' and other large businesses facilitate 'the coming food systems transition.' They plan to do so with the help of a new strategy that assesses the supposed morality of individual food items and uses that metric to make business decisions and levy performance reviews."
    Big Food Says the "Transition" to the New World Order Food System is Already Underway

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Daily Tech News 7 December 2021

—Pixy Misa

Top Story

  • With the new software lab buildout I'm going to end up with eight computers on my desk - half laptops and half NUCs, so they don't take up much room. And it's a big desk. Huge actually, it's made from the oak floorboards of an old wool warehouse and weighs about three thousand pounds.

    Anyway, with three or possibly four monitors each with four inputs, there'll be no problem plugging everything in to a display. But then there's sound. What I want is all of those systems wired up to a single good speaker system, so it doesn't matter what the sound source is, it comes through loud and clear.

    I could use a Behringer mixer; they're easy to find and reasonably priced. But they are mono, and designed for XLR or at best 1/4" phone jacks, so for each 1/8" stereo input I'd need a cable to convert to it two 1/4" mono plugs, which again, easy to get, but having eight of those plugged into a 16 channel mixer seems like overkill.

    If only there were something small, cheap, and purposed-designed to take five 1/8" stereo inputs, provide suitable fader, gain, and balance controls, and deliver three 1/8" outputs at line, speaker, and headphone levels respectively and maybe - stop me if I'm dreaming - have a special cable to loop multiple units together like the Maker Hart Loop Mixer (Amazon) oh wait that's just what I need hang on (clicking noises) right that should arrive next week.

  • Included in my lab shopping list is regrettably a MacBook Air because I will need to test some things on a Mac. Plan is - with all four notebooks - that they will sit on a shelf while plugged in to two 27" monitors each, and rarely actually move. They're laptops in potentia.

    That's fine with Windows. Do it all the time. Scaling support isn't perfect but it works.

    On an M1 Mac though if you venture outside standard 4k resolution the results are likely to be poop which is odd because Apple doesn't make a computer with a 4k screen. (The Register)

    MacBook Air is 2560x1600; MacBook Pro 14" and 16" are 3024x1964 and 3456x2234 respectively; the 24" iMac is 4480x2420 and the 27" 5120x2880; and the Pro Display You Can't Afford It Edition is 6016x3384.

    So it's kind of curious why M1 Macs only give reliable results on third-party monitors if they run natively at 4k.

    But credit to Apple for creating new opportunities for independent software developers fixing their shitty operating system.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/6/21)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

“I felt a tension in Israel, from the Jewish community, the psychology of occupation impacted the Jews who live there who are free….there’s a history of complex trauma that people are living with every day. Yad Vashem brought that home to me.”
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-New York)

No word about weather control.

Quote II

“I think the best way to do it is not a patchwork of state laws, but to codify Roe v. Wade, put it into law. And we even have some pro-choice Republicans that have signaled interest in doing that.” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Quote III

‘I had the vision and I made it come true. I wanted to create something magnificent and eye-catching – which I have done,’ Aidan Liban

Quote IV

“I'm absolutely appalled that Davenport would go out of their way to provide a product which is specifically intended for the opposite sex. It's not wanted or needed, and it contradicts basic biology to think that they are.” Davenport student Josh Buehler

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Sneaky Puppy Cafe


Picture of Daunt Books in Marleybone, London,
taken by their competitor Kenilworth Books (@kenilworthbooks)
I think they need to look up "competitor" in the dictionary

Saving a sickly, terrified shelter puppy.

Bunny makes the move.

Enjoying a scritch.

Dancin' elk.

Putting a moat in front of a door won't stop this cat.

Dog has some problem-solving skills, too.

Cat joins a goat rodeo.

This monkey, too.

Dogs using teamwork to do some mischief.

Dog keeps attacking a dust devil. And yet they fear vacuum cleaners!

Two tickets to the gun show.

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Quick Hits


Fredo Cuomo is preparing to sue CNN for at least $18 million, the balance of his four year contract, and who knows, maybe he'll sue for defamation and reputational damage as well.

Let's root for injuries and discovery and leaks.

Fredo has also stopped his Sirius XM talk show.

Chris Cuomo, terminated from a prominent CNN anchor job over the weekend, is giving up another perch.

Cuomo is also leaving SiriusXM, where he hosted a regular weekday radio program, "Let's Get After It" -- a title borrowed from a catchphrase he employed as part of his primetime program on CNN.

"The way my time ended at CNN was hard. While I have a thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult. So right now, I have to take a step back and focus on what comes next," Cuomo said via a Twitter post Monday. "That means I will no longer be doing my SiriusXM radio show."

Thanks, Biden:


JUST IN --GOP Rep. Devin Nunes to resign from Congress in the coming weeks to become CEO of Trump's media company.

Catherine Herridge @CBS_Herridge

NEW: @DevinNunes joining #TMTG
"Trump Media & Technology Group announced Congressman Devin G. Nunes has been selected to join the Company as Chief Executive Officer... formerly the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee. Mr. Nunes will begin his new role... January 2022."

Ugh, we're going to really miss him in Congress. I hope he can have as much impact in his new post, and quickly.

I know people will say "One vote in Congress doesn't matter" but he was a lot more than that. He mattered. When it counted, he really mattered.

Two elderly men escaped a nursing home to attend a heavy metal concerrt. Razorfist says it was Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The New York Times is America's Paper of Racial Hatred and Racial Separatism, and at some point, people are going to stop fighting them on this and just say You win. Congratulations.

About a year ago, I decided to build a library on my front lawn. By library, I mean one of those little free-standing library boxes that dot lawns in bedroom communities around the country — charming, birdhouse-like structures filled with books that invite neighbors and passers-by to take a book, or donate a book, or both.

Then one morning, glancing out my front window, I saw a young white couple stopped at the library. Instantly, I was flooded with emotions — astonishment, and then resentment, and then astonishment at my resentment. It all converged into a silent scream in my head of, Get off my lawn!

The moment jolted me into realizing some things I’m not especially proud of. I had set out this library for all who lived here, and even for those who didn’t, in theory. I would not want to restrict anyone from looking at it or taking books, based on race or anything else. But while I had seen white newcomers to the neighborhood here and there, the truth was, I hadn’t set it out to appeal to white residents.

What I resented was not this specific couple. It was their whiteness, and my feelings of helplessness at not knowing how to maintain the integrity of a Black space that I had created. I was seeing up close how fragile that space can be, how its meaning can be changed in my mind, even by people who have no conscious intention to change it. That library was on my lawn, but for that moment it became theirs. I built it and drove it into the ground because I love books and always have. But I suddenly felt that I could not own even this, something that was clearly and intimately mine.

Video of a group of three car thieves -- armed with a rifle, which they fire during the robbery -- stealing two cars. Police don't even bother responding to the crime in progress. No word if they Crossed State Lines to commit the armed robbery.

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Deranged, Delusional Alexandria Donkey-Chompers Claims That Organized Looting Just Isn't Happening, That The "Data" Say All Of the Looting Videos are Just Hallucinations


Why isn't she banned from social media? This is obvious "misinformation."

But the illegal tech monopolies don't even consider slapping a warning on
incandescently false claims that the far left considers helpful to their cause.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview last week with The Washington Times that "a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out."

"I believe it's a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up," she said.

She made the claim after scores of videos documented a rash of attacks by rampaging thieves and reports from big-box stores across the country about an uptick in organized retail theft and violence against employees.

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s office did not respond to a request for her to elaborate on her remarks.

“I don’t know what data she is talking about,” said Rep. Rodney Davis, Illinois Republican. “But you don’t really need much data from someplace in San Francisco or California. All you need to do is walk down the street to the CVS in Eastern Market,” he said, referring to a public market about 1 mile from the U.S. Capitol. “I’ve seen on multiple occasions when I’ve been in there buying things, someone will come in and raid a shelf and walk out.”

If you've wondered when the forces of chaos and violence would escalate and start with carjackings and home invasions, wonder no more:

The mother-in-law of Netflix co-founder Ted Sarandos was just gunned down on the streets of Beverly Hills.

Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was shot and killed at their Beverly Hills home early Wednesday.

Police responded to a report of a shooting around 2:23 a.m. in the 1100 block of Maytor Place, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department.

Officers arrived to find 81-year-old Jacqueline Avant suffering from a gunshot wound. She was taken to a local hospital, but did not survive, police said.


Jacqueline Avant married record executive Clarence Avant in 1967, and the pair are parents to two children, including film producer and former U.S. ambassador Nicole Avant, who is married to Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos.

Reed Hastings, the other co-founder of Netflix, was the second largest contributor to LA County DA George Gascon's campaign. The largest was George Soros. Wonder what his partner thinks of that now. Posted by: Mark1971

Via JJ Sefton, rich LA residents start to worry as the red tide of barbarism and murder they unleashed on America finally splashes over their neighborhoods.

Violent crime rates have been rising in the city for two years, according to the Los Angeles Times. While property crimes have reportedly seen only modest changes since 2019, car thefts are up nearly 53% and homicides are up 46.7% from 2019.

The crime wave has even touched the safest, wealthiest neighborhoods in the area. Violent crime in Beverly Hills rose 23% in the last two years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"I have never seen anything like it," Dominick DeLuca, owner of a local skateboard shop told the Los Angeles Times. "In the last two years, I have been broken into three times."

Oprah Winfrey mourned the death of Avant on Twitter, saying "The fact that this has happened, her being shot and killed in her own home... has shaken the laws of the Universe."

What Laws? The Laws that you get to experiment on the country as if it were your little petri dish but you get to remain insulated from the pathogens you cook up?

In Manhattan, Bank of America executive are being warned to dress down so as not to be targeted for attacks.

Amid a surge in some New York City violent crime, Wall Street bigwigs continue to encourage younger staffers to come into the office -- but to do so with caution.

At Bank of America, senior executives have quietly encouraged younger employees to "dress down" to attract less attention as they make their way to B of A's tower at 1 Bryant Park.

These execs have told their staffers that dressing up, or wearing anything with a Bank of America logo, could make them a target.

I saw a video of a woman who brings an extra long belt with her on to the subway -- which she uses to bind herself to a pillar, so that lunatics are unable to push her into the way of oncoming subway trains.

Which they're doing with alarming frequency.

Throughout the country, bandits and killers are marauding the countryside, but Alexandria Donkey-Chompers claims "the data" say none of this is happening.

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Kumala: My Staff Has Failed to Prepare Me for Success
Former Staffers: We Did Prepare Her For Success -- She Just Refused to Read Our Briefing Papers and Then Blamed Us When She Was Caught Unprepared by Reporters


It takes a village to fail to prepare Kumala Harris for success.

Noting that four top staffers have recently resigned, the Washington Post -- yes, the leftwing Washington Post is now Positioning Kumala Harris for an Early Exit -- writes:

[T]he quartet of soon-to-be-empty desks reignited questions about why Harris churns through top-level Democratic staff, an issue that has colored her nearly 18 years in public service, including her historic but uneven first year as vice president.


“One of the things we’ve said in our little text groups among each other is what is the common denominator through all this and it’s her,” said Gil Duran, a former Democratic strategist and aide to Harris who quit after five months working for her in 2013. In a recent column, he said she’s repeating “the same old destructive patterns.”
“Who are the next talented people you’re going to bring in and burn through and then have (them) pretend they’re retiring for positive reasons,” he told The Post.


The Washington Post spoke with 18 people connected to Harris for this story, including former and current staffers, West Wing officials and other supporters and critics. Some spoke on the condition of anonymity to be more candid about a sensitive topic. The vice president’s office declined to address questions about Harris’s leadership style.

Her defenders say the criticism against her is often steeped in the same racism and sexism that have followed a woman who has been a first in every job she’s done over the past two decades.

Yes, this is what Kumala always claims the excuse is, and this is her only excuse.

Well, that and her staff (and Joe Biden's staff) "failing to prepare her and position her for success."

Her staffers say they did try to "prepare her," writing up briefing papers for all the most salient subjects of the day.

Trouble is, Kumala is lazy and refused to read them.

And then blamed them for leaving her "unprepared" when she looked incompetent and stupid in public.


Staffers who worked for Harris before she was vice president said one consistent problem was that Harris would refuse to wade into briefing materials prepared by staff members, then berate employees when she appeared unprepared.

“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” one former staffer said. “With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully and it’s not really clear why.”

A soul-crushing bully who's also lazy and stupid!

Via The Morning Greatness, remarking, "the issue isn't just that she's a mean girl boss, it's that she's a lazy mean girl boss."

One more point: The article notes that after the first stories of Kumala's incompetence and problems with her staff began circulating, she held -- staged, let's say -- a hamburger barbecue with her staff a publicity operation to send the message that everything's fine and Kumala loves her staff and Kumala's staff loves her.

And now, as Kumala's staff flees her sinking ship, one of her remaining staffers just happens to tweet out how very awesome it is working for Kumala.

And Jen Psaki says why no, I can't say whether or not that staffer was ordered to tweet that or not.

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Still at zero total Omicron deaths worldwide per the MSM and WHO btw.
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I'm going to write a script called "Omicron Man" where it's just like Omega Man except Charleton Heston is a man trying to survive in a world where everyone else is also alive

that's a good joke i wrote
you're going to tell your kids that joke one day and you're going to lie and tell them you made that joke up and it's okay, I understand why you're gonna lie, it's a good joke and i forgive you
Derek Hunter: the woke-off to replace Fredo
I like the suggestion that we pressure CNN to do what it's always pressuring everyone else to do: Hire a woman of color. Preferably a lesbian with one side of her head shaved and dyed a bright shade of putrid.
Libs of Tik Tok is about to be interviewed on Fox (for first interview ever)
Brief on-phone interview, didn't say too much.
Great Adam Carolla rant on the covid measures really about being about testing the population to see how much control by the state they are willing to accept.
Good part at the end: They inflict the worst controls on kids (who face almost zero risk from covid), "Because you can't crate-train a middle-aged dog, you can only crate-train a puppy."
Nick Searcy's new documentary about the January 6th nonsurrection, "Capitol Punishment," is now out.
Julie Kelly

This film by @yesnicksearcy is outstanding.
Mind-blowing accounts of terrorist-style FBI raids on Americans and their young children.
Heartbreaking new footage of Ashli Babbitt and interview with her husband, Aaron.
Please spare $10 and watch.

Trailer here
I first heard of this when he responded to baseball cvck's disgraceful tweets calling for even longer sentences for Q Shaman. Searcy addressed Cvck as "Hey, stupid." Which is better than he deserved but Searcy prides himself on being a gentleman.
Julia Marsh @juliakmarsh

There is an alleged Chris Cuomo sexual harassment victim represented by a high profile attorney, according to a source Source tell me the "additional information" that's come to light mentioned at end of CNN statement are sexual harassment allegations
I can only lol so much
Comment at that Seth Rogen "Santa Inc." trailer: "Seth Rogen should appear in more serious movies. Perhaps a period piece with Alec Baldwin."
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Sefton & CBD rant about abortion, guns, and some other stuff...
447 Hey Ace can you do a post on Google/YouTube messing with the election in France? I know they would never do such a thing here but sort of thinking this might be something. Posted by: mercury

hey I just saw this comment and just saw this story a couple of hours ago. maybe I'll write about it on Monday. But I mean, they do it here, and no one cares, including the GOP, which just blesses it because Muh Corporations and Muh Corporate Donations.
The only interesting thing I can speculate is that maybe France and Europe, which are willing to slap the tech monopolies with consequences, will do something? But I don't know if they will, because YouTube is limiting the reach of a video by a "far right" candidate (Eric Zemmour) and most of establishment France will not mind this particular censorship, even if they object to the intrusion, generally, of a transnational monopoly in their politics.
Another staffer decides to no longer Position Kumala for Success:
Tim Perry @tperry518 A source familiar confirms Peter Velz, Director of Press Operations for @VP Kamala Harris, also plans to leave the VP's office "in the coming weeks."

I have a theory: Kumala is incompetent and dislikable and can only move up on her knees. I'll be on the lookout for further evidence for this theory.
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