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July 21, 2024

Daily Tech News 21 July 2024

—Pixy Misa

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Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/20/24) And 7/13/24 Pre-empted Music Thread (Boomer Style)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Saturday Night Joke

A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very attractive woman waving at him. She says, 'Hello.'

He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he asks, 'Do you know me?' To which she replies, 'I think you're the father of one of my kids.'

Now his mind travels back to the only time he has ever been unfaithful to his wife. So he asks, 'Are you the stripper from the bachelor party that I made love to on the pool table, with all my buddies watching, while your partner whipped my butt with wet celery?'

She looks into his eyes and says calmly, 'No, I'm your son's Hebrew school teacher.' (H/T Isophorone)


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Get off my lawn said the Genius Award Winner.

A Maine man was arrested early Saturday morning after shooting and injuring a teenage prankster who knocked on his door and ran in a ‘ding-dong-ditch’ game gone wrong, police said.

Vincent Martin, 30, of Harrison faces charges of aggravated assault, and reckless conduct, among other charges, according to a press statement from Capt. Kerry Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Just after 1 a.m., law enforcement received numerous reports of shots fired and alleged screaming heard in the area of Waterford Road and Depot Street, Joyce said. Soon after, Bridgton Hospital reported a walk-in patient suffering a gunshot wound.

Police later identified that person as a teenager who played a game of ‘ding-dong-ditch’ on Martin’s home at 91 Waterford Road and ran away. Martin, however, answered the door and shot at the teens several times, striking one in the calf, Joyce said.

Martin is being held on $10,000 bond at the Cumberland County Jail.


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Last week's Music Thread was preempted by the assassination attempt on President Trump. So without further adieu. The ONT proudly presents The Music Thread.

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Saturday Evening Movie Thread [moviegique]: MaXXXine, Longlegs, Kill, Kinds of Kindness and More!

—Open Blogger

The paucity of big summer flicks aside, or perhaps due to said paucity, it's been a pretty good moviegoing summer. Sure, Inside Out 2, Bad Boys 4 and Twister 2 aren't for everybody (me, for example), there has been enough room in the cracks for more interesting fare and the quality has been strong. It doesn't hurt that Seven Samurai is out for its 70th anniversary and, as someone who has trouble getting into Kurosawa, is conventionally entertaining (as well as iconic, influential and derivative all at once) for the entirety of its 3 1/2 hour length (plus intermission).

It also doesn't hurt to live in a city where there are a couple dozen throwbacks every week. For example, I took the Barbarienne (who has a strong interest in art, puppetry and stop-motion animation) to see a Quay Brothers retrospective at the Philosophical Research Society. The executive summary of the Quay Brothers: Mad God for people who find Mad God too cohesive and coherent. It was fun, but not something I'd generally recommend.

And if that's not the watchword for post-lockdown movies, I don't know what is. We saw four new movies released in the past three weeks, described heretoforeafter in the order we saw them and, coincidentally, almost in the order of box office success.

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Hobby Thread Redux - July 20, 2024 [TRex]

—Open Blogger

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Welcome hobbyists! Pull up a chair and a beverage and sit a spell with the horde. Do not adjust your interweb. You've seen this thread (or at least one that looked a lot like this one) before. We're making a second attempt at a genealogy theme. Last week's thread was rudely interrupted by the developments in Butler, Pennsylvania. If events warrant, we'll pivot and adapt.

The horde was just starting to get rolling last week with tales of family history, so let's try it again. I put my thumb on the Ace of Spades wheel of hobbies and made sure it would come up with a theme of family history and genealogy again. So here we are...

Who am I? Where did I come from? How did I get here?

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Ace of Spades Pet Thread, July 20

—K.T.

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Good afternoon and welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. Thanks for stopping by. Kick back and enjoy the world of animals.

Would you like a treat?

Let's relax a little with the animals and leave the world of politics and current events outside today.

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Gardening, Puttering and Adventure Thread, July 20

—K.T.

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Jump Scare Lilies

KT, here's a splendiferous lily that just bloomed yesterday in my pollinator garden. I'd forgotten what manner of lily it was and BOOM, some sort of savage tiger, burning bright!

Eris

Sorta goes along with our weather! Gorgeous!

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Poor Joy Reid had to diversify her conspiracy theories because of the assassination attempt

—K.T.

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Project 2025 before the assassination attempt on Trump

One of the people who shows up regularly on my social media timeline is a gay man who is absolutely obsessed with Project 2025. He's not totally insane about politics, but he has gone off the deep end about this. I think it was the day before the assassination attempt on Donald Trump that he reassured his friends that Joy Reid would be doing an hour-long analysis of Project 2025 on MSNBC the following Monday (the day that the RNC Convention started).

Alas, it was not to be. There were shake-ups in the MSNBC scheduling. Morning Joe was pulled. Joy Reid ended up on a panel of MSNBC "analysts" in front of a projected image of the RNC Convention.

Consequently, one of the friends of my alarmist social media "friend" mourned in a later comment to him:

Just when Project 2025 was beginning to be exposed, the assassination attempt diverted the spotlight away from it.

You would think that they would have started exposing it in January when it was published, but squirrel! At one point, Joy Reid was reduced to Ear Trutherism, which also spread to more "respectable" press representatives.

And from the Daily Mail:

Joy Reid was accused of 'next level desperation' after suggesting that Joe Biden's brush with Covid is as heroic as Donald Trump's defiance in the face of an assassin's bullet.

The MSNBC host was speaking from the Republican National Convention as news broke that the president had cancelled a speech in Las Vegas after testing positive for Covid.

The liberal anchor dismissed the attack on Trump as a 'photo-op', and seemed dismayed at the contrast drawn by delegates between the president's frailty and his challenger's vigorous response to being shot.

'Should he (Biden) be fine in a couple of days, doesn't that convey exactly the same thing?' she demanded.

So, did Biden get better in two days?

This is so difficult for certain people on the left. Here's an example of a social media image of Project 2025 looked like after the assassination attempt:

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The Classical Saturday Morning Coffee Break & Prayer Revival

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Meme H/T CBD & Music H/T Hadrian the Seventh)


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Good morning boys, girls and everything in between. July is burning through as fast as Joe Biden changes adult diapers.

Before we enter the Prayer Revival, just a few housekeeping matters to address. (Rulz for those of you in Washburn)


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Daily Tech News 20 July 2024

—Pixy Misa

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To The Lonely ONT And The Sky

—WeirdDave

Happy Friday everyone! On to the memes! Not surprisingly, a lot of the memes I found this week were about the attempted assassination of President Donald J. Trump.

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Hangry Hangry Hippos Cafe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

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Lizard's got CAKE


Very neat bike ride. What kind of "path" is this? It looks like a bunch of tree logs strung together to make a "path." What is the purpose of that?

Wonderful video of dogs on a little bus for a class trip to the countryside. Now this is the job for me.

More dogs enjoying nature.


Cruise ship graveyard.

I'm not sure how to describe this.

Good wingsuit action.

Amazing timelapse videos of the Milky Way.

Some yutes going HAM in a coordinated subway dance.

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Josh Hawley: Whistleblowers Tell Me That Kim Cheatle Sent the C-Team to "Protect" Trump, Some of the "Agents" Weren't Even Secret Service at All

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Happy Preekend everybody!

I've been off the computer until now, resting my eyes. I did most of today's posts during Trump's somewhat long speech.

I noticed in his speech, he gets annoyed having to read other people's written lines, so after every line he reads from the teleprompter, he then offers asides and digressions to add his personal flava to it.

Like he read: "From Yorktown, to Antietam, to Midway, brave Americans have joined the roll call of immortal heroes."

And that's obviously not Trump's way of speaking.

Then he turns to the audience and freestyles it: "These heroes, these heroes. So many heroes, so many. We need to cherish them. We need to cherish these heroes. Did you ever notice that? No one says 'cherish these heroes' any longer, no one says that. We need to build statues. Beautiful statues. I love the flag."

Then he goes back to the script for a line.

That's why it was so long -- the script itself was about 45 minutes long, and then his asides were just as long.

Anyway, good speech at the beginning and at the end, a bit soggy in the middle.

ABC's hysterical hyperpartisan Martha Raddatz claimed Trump should have ended his speech after the beginning, when he talked about the assassination. She said he then spoke about nothing but his "grievances."

By "grievances," she means his criticisms of the Democrat Administration. Martha Raddatz thinks that any criticism of Democrats is definitionally just a petty "grievance."

Which is funny, because all Democrat "politics" are are a series of grievances. The feminists are angry that Girlboss isn't a real position in the workforce, and that men continue not automatically deferring to them when they speak "their truth." Leftwing racialists complain that they have "generational trauma" and still feel the oppression their grandparents suffered, somehow. Gays and trans people complain that they haven't been properly embraced and affirmed yet.

But when Trump talks about 13 Americans being killed by Biden's disastrous bug-out, or about inflation reducing everyone's real wealth by 20%, that's just "grievance" politics, according to this wrinkled-ass Skeletor-face twunt.

On to the latest "hmmmm" tidbit about the corrupt and incompetent (and possibly treasonous?) Deep State.

The Deep State will be purged, and it will be glorious.

And after they are purged, they will of course become agents of foreign governments and not bother registering as such, and then we can imprison them.

Amen.


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@CollinRugg

BREAKING: Senator Josh Hawley says whistleblowers have come forward, alleges the Biden DHS assigned "unprepared and inexperienced personnel" to Trump who weren't even Secret Service.

"Whistleblowers who have direct knowledge of the event have approached my office. According to the allegations, the July 13 rally was considered to be a loose' security event," Hawley said in a letter to Mayorkas.

"For example, detection canines were not used to monitor entry and detect threats in the usual manner. Individuals without proper designations were able to gain access to backstage areas."

"Department personnel did not appropriately police the security buffer around the podium and were also not stationed at regular intervals around the event's security perimeter."

"In addition, whistleblower allegations suggest the majority of DHS officials were not in fact USSS agents but instead drawn from the department's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)."

"This is especially concerning given that HSI agents were unfamiliar with standard protocols typically used at these types of events, according to the allegations."

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James Varney: There's a Culture of Sexual Predation in the Nation's Schools, and the Political Class Is Covering It Up

—Disinformation Expert Ace

The left has been making movies about their heroism in taking on the Catholic Church.

But when it comes to their own?

Forced silence.

Forbidden Fruit and the Classroom: The Huge American Sex-Abuse Scandal That Educators Scandalously Suppress

By James Varney, RealClearInvestigations
July 10, 2024

Every day millions of parents put their children under the care of public school teachers, administrators, and support staff. Their trust, however, is frequently broken by predators in authority in what appears to be the largest ongoing sexual abuse scandal in our nation's history.

Given the roughly 50 million students in U.S. K-12 schools each year, the number of students who have been victims of sexual misconduct by school employees is probably in the millions each decade, according to multiple studies. Such numbers would far exceed the high-profile abuse scandals that rocked the Roman Catholic Church and the Boy Scouts of America.

For a variety of reasons, ranging from embarrassment to eagerness to avoid liability, elected or appointed officials, along with unions or lobbying groups representing school employees, have fought to keep the truth hidden from the public.


"In any given year they have failed to report thousands of these situations, and instead they've papered them over, acted like it's not an issue," former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told RealClearInvestigations.
Stunned by a 2018 Chicago Tribune investigation that found 523 incident reports of sexual misconduct by employees of the city's schools during the past decade, DeVos during the Trump administration launched the process of including specific questions about such cases in the Department's Civil Rights Data Collection, a process it undertakes every two years. Previously, the Office for Civil Rights asked only general questions about sexual misconduct incidents, without a breakdown of alleged perpetrators.

The Biden administration initially sought to remove those questions, saying it wanted to avoid data duplication, but it backtracked after fierce criticism it was doing so as a sop to teachers unions. Consequently, the question will be included on future questionnaires, but, as of today, the Department of Education "has no data," a spokesperson told RCI.

So they were forced to stop trying to remove the question, because it sure makes it look like the Biden Administration is covering up for pedophiles.

So now the question is supposedly asked -- but no one in the Biden Administration actually collects or collates the answers.

The answers, if they're given at all, are disappeared.

These days, from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, even a cursory review of local news reporting brings disquieting revelations of teachers accused of or arrested for alleged sexual relations with a student. In just the past month:

In California, multiple students filed a lawsuit against a male music teacher who had taught at three different schools in the San Jose area. The teacher is already serving prison time for previous convictions in sexual misconduct cases with students.

In New Jersey, a female middle school teacher was arrested for an alleged ongoing sexual relationship with a student.

In Texas, a male teacher was arrested for allegedly having a sexual affair with a 12-year-old student.

In Illinois, a female substitute teacher faces charges of "grooming and predatory criminal sexual assault" for an alleged relationship with a sixth-grader.

In Washington, the arrest of a male high school teacher on charges of sexual misconduct with a minor represented a repeat nightmare for a school district that previously had a psychologist convicted on the same charges.

Just last weekend, a 36-year-old New Jersey teacher was arrested on multiple assault charges involving a sexual relationship with a teenage student.

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[E]xperts who track the problem don't take the problem lightly. Pointing to research from Hofstra University that found roughly 1 in 10 students in K-12 schools have suffered "some form of sexual misconduct by an educator," Terri Miller, head of the advocacy group SESAME (Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct and Exploitation), said the number of victims is staggering.

"The rate of educator sexual misconduct is 10 times higher in one year's time than in five decades of abuse by clergy," Miller said, noting that in 2021 the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported it had received nearly 4,300 sexual abuse allegations. "Another striking contrast is we are not mandated to send our children to church; we are mandated to send them to school."

The extent of the problem may shock many Americans. The topic has long been shrouded by a curtain held by various actors in the drama: schools reluctant to go public with embarrassing and possibly criminal activity, unions fighting for members' privacy and sometimes state laws that protect it, and a government reluctant to ask hard questions that would gather reliable data.

But the cases and tactics often used to cover them up have become common enough to earn an ugly nickname: "passing the trash."

Oh, you mean that when the parents of children at a school get outraged that a teacher is a pedophile, they don't fire him, but merely move him to another school jurisdiction where the parents aren't aware of his proclivities?

I remember the Catholic Church did this -- and the leftwing Regime thought that was an unspeakable cover-up then.

But now?

Silence.

"DOE does not and never has tracked sexual misconduct committed by adults against students," said Billie-Jo Grant, a professor at California Poly State University who is one of the nation's top researchers on the topic.

"DOE has never aggressively worked to stop teachers' unions and administrators from passing the trash," she told RCI. "DOE does not hold accountable the many enablers who have created a pool of mobile molesters in our schools nationwide. Your questions should include why? Why? Why?"

Read the whole thing.

National "Education" Association pyrsyn and Marxist preacher: "We have to win all the things!!!"

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The Assassin Stashed His Gun Near the Trump Rally Before Retrieving It To Take His Shot, and the Secret Service Failed to Find It When They Did Their Insecure Security Sweep

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Great! Another DEI success story!

Thomas Matthew Crooks, the 20-year-old would-be assassin who opened fire on former President Donald Trump's Pennsylvania campaign rally Saturday, hid the weapon in advance, according to a Secret Service source.

It was not immediately clear where he hid it, however. By the time agents spotted him on the roof, he was already holding it.

"We went from golf range finder to AR-15, and now we have to fill in the gap," the source told Fox News.

When authorities first observed Crooks carrying a golf range finder Saturday, he was perceived as a "person of interest" but not a "threat," authorities said Thursday.

Range finders were not banned from rally events at the time, but authorities are expected to review the list of items that are not allowed.

He did not become an official threat until he was seen with a weapon.

There were four counter-sniper teams stationed around the rally, according to the Secret Service -- two from the agency and two provided by local law enforcement.


Of the four teams, two opened fire, one local and one from the Service. A federal sharpshooter fatally struck the gunman seconds after the gunfire erupted.

Seconds after.

When you need Secret Service protection, help is only a few seconds (or 62 minutes) away.

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Authorities have spent much of the week pointing fingers about who was responsible for securing the AGR building, from where Crooks opened fire.

And covering it up.

Look at Fox News -- not quite sure if Trump was hit by a bullet, or only "said" he had been hit.

Trump later said he had been shot in the right ear, and photos from the scene showed him getting back to his feet after ducking for cover with blood on the right side of his head.

He only "said" he'd been shot? Are you harboring some doubts about this Convenient Story, FoxNews?

You know there's an entire BlueAnon conspiracy theory claiming he wasn't really hit?

Why is the "fair and balanced alternative" FoxNews also playing footsie with the BlueAnon conspiracy theorists?

You know why.

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BlueAnon Rising: One Third of All Democrats Believe That The Trump Assassination Attempt was "Staged"

—Disinformation Expert Ace

I'm sure the "Disinformation Experts" that routinely attempt to deplatform people for "dangerous misinformation" will get right on this.

Unless their real goal has nothing to do with "protecting the public from dangerous misinformation," and is simply a fig-leaf for their true intention of simply censoring and deplatforming speech that conflicts with their political cult.

A conspiracy theory has run unabated in Democratic circles following the assassination attempt against former president Donald Trump on Saturday. It posits that Trump staged the shooting for a photo op, that the wound on his ear was caused by something other than an assassin's bullet, and that he was never in mortal danger.

It's a baseless conspiracy theory disproven by reams of documentary evidence and eyewitness accounts. And it's a belief held by one-third of the Democratic electorate.

One in three registered Democrats believe it is "credible" that the shooting Saturday in Butler, Pa., was staged and not intended to kill Trump, according to a Morning Consult poll released Monday. The findings show that large swaths of the Democratic base have fallen prey to the phenomenon known as "BlueAnon," a play on the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory that once gripped portions of the Republican base and served as an obsession of the mainstream media throughout the first Trump administration.


But the Morning Consult poll shows that BlueAnon adherents among the Democratic base far outnumber their QAnon counterparts on the right. The poll showed that 34 percent of Democratic voters found it either definitely or probably credible that Trump staged Saturday's shooting, with less than half--45 percent--saying the conspiracy theory is not credible. By comparison, a widely cited 2021 poll found that only 23 percent of Republicans were QAnon believers.

The rise of BlueAnon can be attributed to prominent Democratic activists and liberal media commentators egging on the notion that Trump staged Saturday's shooting.

Democratic powerbroker Dmitri Mehlhorn, an ally of President Joe Biden who has made at least 10 visits to his White House, wasted no time fanning the flames of conspiracy in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's assassination attempt. Mehlhorn on Saturday evening sent a memo to reporters imploring them to portray the shooting as a false-flag operation straight from Vladimir Putin's playbook, designed to give Trump a good photo opportunity.

"This is a classic Russian tactic, such as when Putin killed 300 civilians in 1999 and blamed it on terrorists to ride the backlash to winning power," Mehlhorn wrote.

Mehlhorn did not address the numerous photos that captured bullets whizzing just inches away from Trump's face and blood running from the clearly visible bullet wound across his right ear as Secret Service agents escorted the former president off the stage. Nor did he mention the death of firefighter Corey Comperatore, who was shot while shielding his family from the assassin's bullets.

Mehlhorn is hardly the only liberal activist pushing the conspiracy to liberal voters. Jeff Tiedrich, a liberal social media influencer with 1.1 million followers who attended an Oct. 2022 White House influencer summit to coordinate midterm election messaging with the Biden administration, on Monday posted a Substack screed "connecting some weird dots" surrounding the shooting.

"Did the extreme right want this to happen?" Tiedrich wrote, speculating the shooting could have been connected to a plot to replace Trump atop the GOP ticket with former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Tiedrich, who did not return a request for comment, on Thursday mocked the Washington Post for describing the shooting as "Trump's near-death experience" and said there was no hard evidence that a bullet grazed the former president's ear.

"What the fuck is going on under that bandage?" Tiedrich asked. "And why is the press so disinterested in finding out?"

Liberal MSNBC commentators have adopted a subtler approach to fanning the conspiratorial flames, suggesting in recent days that Trump could not have been shot in the ear by a high-caliber rifle bullet and that the former president is hiding something by not releasing detailed medical records about his wound.

"If he was shot by a high-caliber bullet, there should probably be very little ear there," MSNBC host Michael Steele told viewers on Tuesday.

Steele's fellow MSNBC host Joy Reid on Wednesday joined him in asking questions about Trump's injuries.

"I have many questions!" Reid wrote on Threads. "Like where are the medical reports? What caused Trump's injury and what was the injury? Sheapnel? [sic] Glass? A bullet?"

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MSNBC did not return a request for comment.


David Harsanyi has an upcoming book about The Rise of BlueAnon.

Democrats Have Become A Party Of Paranoia And Conspiracy Theories

I know, I know: "Become"? Democrats have always been the party of conspiracy theories. The party's foundational myths are all political conspiracy theories.

Black poverty and failure is due to White Supremacists scheming about how to keep blacks down.

Women not being picked for high-status jobs is all due to The Patriarchy trying to keep women down.

Inflation only strikes free-spending Democrat administrations not because spending profligately reduces the value of the dollar, but because of "corporate greed" and "corporate fat-cats" raising prices just to make more profit. (They never explain why "corporate greed" takes a break during Republican presidencies, when you'd think the "corporate fat-cats" would feel the most empowered to raise prices.)

Socialism only fails because "wreckers" and "hoarders" sabotage the perfection of socialist economies.

But let's move on:

The morning after Donald Trump was nearly murdered by an assassin's bullet in Pennsylvania, the top political adviser to Democratic Party mega-donor Reid Hoffman -- who had himself recently joked about Trump becoming a "martyr" -- sent an email to journalists wondering why, "NOT ONE NEWSPAPER OR OPINION LEADER IN AMERICA IS WILLING TO OPENLY CONSIDER THE POSSIBILITY THAT TRUMP AND PUTIN STAGED THIS ON PURPOSE."

Dmitri Mehlhorn implored reporters to consider the "possibility -- which feels horrific and alien and absurd in America, but is quite common globally -- ... that this 'shooting' was encouraged and maybe even staged so Trump could get the photos and benefit from the backlash."

Indeed, it was horrific to see social media explode with claims that the assassination attempt was "staged" and "false flag." These theories garnered millions of likes, retweets, and views. And plenty of people who should know better, academics and activists, participated.

Indeed, Mehlhorn's boss, the founder of LinkedIn, isn't some unhinged commenter on Reddit; he is worth $2.5 billion. He pledged $100 million to fund efforts to oppose President Trump in 2020 and was on the same path in 2024.

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The Russian collusion conspiracy theory -- hatched by Democrats -- is the most successful and consequential in American history, conceived by a major political party and spread by establishment media. Earlier this year Nancy Pelosi was still on MSNBC claiming that Putin probably "had" something "financial" on Trump.

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One regular guest, erstwhile historian Michael Beschloss -- a trustee of the White House Historical Association and the National Archives Foundation -- warned that if Democrats lost the midterm 2022 election it would be the difference between "whether our children will be arrested and conceivably killed." Beschloss is hardly alone. There are scores and scores of similar examples.

Though we don't know much about the assassin yet, nearly the entire message of Democratic Party since Biden's "Red Wedding" speech has been to accuse the opposition of violence and fascistic intentions. For years now, Trump has been cast as Hitler, or worse -- not by hyperbolic pundits but by mainstream Democrats.

Then again, for modern Democrats, every political loss, every inconvenient event, threatens democracy itself. There have been so many ginned-up moral panics over the past few years that it's difficult to keep track of them all. More than that, even the left's policy prescriptions -- even what it views as our most pressing societal problems -- are increasingly tethered to groundless or sensationalized anxieties, myths, revisionist histories, pseudoscientific alarmism, and outright lies. Democrats no longer debate, they accuse you of sedition.

More:

A UVA professor -- charged with education young, stupid minds -- declared immediately that the assassination attempt that killed a hero fire-fighter was "staged."

A University of Virginia professor denied the legitimacy of the attempted assassination of former president Donald Trump, posting to X that the Saturday shooting was "staged theatrics" performed by Secret Service to garner "idiots' vote".

In a quote-tweet by University of Virginia Assistant Professor Sethunya Mokoko, he said that Trump's secret service purposefully "ignored" eyewitnesses who allegedly informed police of an armed man on a roof before the shooting took place.

"ignored him because trump & secrete service staged theatrics to win idiots' vote," Mokoko wrote.

Another DEI woke incompetent and luantic, hired only for his skin color and wacky woke politics.

BlueAnon's Newsletter, the New York Times: Trump's belief that he is somehow being targeted by the Regime is a conspiracy theory.

Now The New York Times has an added twist to the spin: Trump is playing the victim, and this is now just another arrow in his quiver. He will use the fact that he was NEARLY KILLED to falsely portray that he is somehow the victim of a multi-year attempt to smear him, bankrupt him, put him in jail, and label him an existential threat to America.

As we know, nothing could be further from the truth. It is Trump who is entirely at fault, not the people like the Lincoln Project founder Rick Wilson, who called for putting a "bullet" in Donald Trump--on national TV.

Nineteen minutes into Trump's presidency--Trump had just begun his inaugural address and had literally done nothing yet as president besides be sworn in, the Washington Post printed this headline:

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Next thing and you'll be telling me that the leftwing media suppresses some news -- and some photos -- in order to help the Democrat Party!

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Cuck Newsletter "The Bulwark: "It's Never Been Darker." Democrats Have Never Before Fallen Into Such "Despair."

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Your tears are --

well, they're not delicious. They smell like your wife's boyfriend's cum.

But I do like seeing you all cry like bitches.

We've seen your comments: "Bill and Andrew, we're getting a little tired of you writing all this doom and gloom." We've heard you loud and clear--so today we're having Sam Stein do it:
It's Not Panic. It's Terror.

--(ultra leftwing fake "journalist") Sam Stein


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As for the Democrats, they're spelunking never-before-seen caverns of despair about President Joe Biden's spot atop the ticket. Here's just a sampling from our conversations Wednesday:

"It's never been darker," one top Democratic operative told us.

"People are veeeeeerrrrry uneasy," said a senior administration official.

"It's terrible," said a top Democratic lobbyist with ties to leadership. "I don't think it can be worse."

But it could. Hours later, the White House announced the president had COVID.

Panicking, of course, is part of the Democratic DNA. But this isn't panic. It's terror, worsened by fears that Biden and his team are dug in.

Up till now, the primary approach among Democrats hoping the president will end his bid has been to back-channel to the White House rather than launch a public pressure campaign. "Their best chance to get him out is through private communication," the aforementioned lobbyist said of party leadership.

To that end, prominent pollster Stan Greenberg presented the White House with data showing the party risked a wipeout with the president atop the ticket. But when asked to share that data, he declined. "Private is [the] best course," he said.

They spoke to an administration official, who told them Biden is staying in the race.

...

Some top Democrats have seen their anxiety over the situation morph into incredulity. While others have begun imagining a more nightmarish fate: one in which the White House and both houses of Congress aren't just lost, but lost by such margins as to make the most noxious elements of the Trump agenda unstoppable.

"There is a huge difference between 54 and 51 GOP Senators," said the lobbyist. "At 54, Ric Grenell is getting confirmed as Secretary of State."


Oh no, anything but that.

Here's more: Some Republicans are "scared to death" of the ultimate nightmare: that Ukraine spending might be cut.

While toeing the party line and praising Vance in their public comments, in private the interventionists ranged from horrified to merely alarmed that one of the loudest critics of aiding Ukraine could soon be first in line for the presidency. The grimaces, sighs and whispered frustrations from the old guard as they made their way through the convention reception circuit were easy to find in the day after the selection.

Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), who oversees military spending as the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee chair, told one associate, according to a person familiar with the exchange: "The Ukrainians better hurry up and win."

Another influential congressional Republican simply told me about the Vance selection: "I'm scared to death."


If all your claims about fearing "fascism" are really all about a guy you don't like becoming Secretary of State or that aid to Ukraine might be cut -- you have Luxury Concerns, you fat bloated hive of scumbag grifters.

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Biden Aides: Claims About Biden Withdrawing Are Fictitious; We Have Made No Preparations for the "Withdraw" Being Reported on Regime Media

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Huh. What if this all just another hoax?



Senior-most West Wing advisers to President Joe Biden tell CNN Thursday night that they have had no discussions amongst themselves -- or with Biden -- about him dropping out of the presidential race.

This follows CNN's previous reporting that Biden still believes there is a path to victory for him in November and is unconvinced that the data and polling presented to him so far prove that he cannot win, according to a senior Biden source.

The president, who is currently isolating in Rehoboth Beach after testing positive for Covid-19, is said to be weighing a flood of information that is coming his way about the state of the presidential race and taking in the calls for him to leave the race.

Part of the claim was that Biden's aide -- Former Fake News Media editor Jon Meacham -- was writing the speech Biden would give when he resigns.

Robert Costa @costareports

NEWS: Historian Jon Meacham to me just now via text: "the report about my doing anything with a speech is totally false."

Comes as Meacham is being talked about by some Democrats as a Biden confidant who might be working on an "exit the race speech" for President Biden.

If these denials are real, then The Regime has made up another hoax out of whole cloth, and run another psyop to drive another president out of office.

Supposedly the White House is "furious" about what I guess they're claiming are spoof reports.

Robert Costa @costareports

Sources close to President Biden tell me tonight they're *furious* that while the president is trying to recover from Covid in Rehoboth, a pressure campaign keeps picking up speed. Lots of anger toward some donors for talking of $ drying up if he doesn't quit, toward what they see as muted support from Pres. Obama, and toward Dem leaders who one source says are "hiding" behind statements. If they want him out, they'll have to push, source adds. Feels disrespected. Still, a fluid moment and no one has figured out an effective way to quiet this drift of nervous Democrats away from Biden and know many Dems want Biden to just break at some point soon.

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THE MORNING RANT: We’re Scaring Our Children into Mental Illness

—Buck Throckmorton

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Safetyism is denying our children adventure and physical activity, but above all else it is harming their minds. Risk cannot be eliminated from life, but bubble wrapping children and telling them they are in imminent danger if they ever get off the sofa is guaranteed to cause them harm.

I was adjacent to a recent discussion at my office between two female co-workers who were talking about the heatwave here in East Tennessee. They lamented how it’s just not safe to be outside, especially for children. One of them spoke of her relief that her son’s baseball game had been postponed due to the dangerous heat, while the other despaired that she had never seen such a streak of 100+ degree days. In actuality, the temperature never broke 100 during the heatwave, and only exceeded 95 degrees on a couple of days. By my observation, the temperature was about 4 degrees above “average” each day during this “record heatwave.”

The conflation of “heat index” and temperature by the fear-pushers has been successful. A great many people no longer even know the difference between the two. The concept of “average” is also not understood by those who are catastrophizing routine summer temperatures. Weather is reported as if any temperature above “average” is abnormal, oblivious to how average is calculated.

For what it’s worth, these co-workers are not the affluent, Whole Foods type of women for whom climate is a religion, rather they are practicing Christians who are demographically Trump voters. But they are succumbing to the climate propaganda.

Temperatures in the mid-90s during July and August are common throughout the country during heatwaves. But in the South, a day in summer without temperatures in the 90s has always been a rarity. Yet the various media organs are now in full “heat alert” mode every single day unless it’s raining. Our computer screens are flashing “Heat Alert” on the task bar, local TV and radio are warning to take “heat precautions,” the national and cable news make a prominent news story each day over any place that has “dangerous” above-average temperatures or triple-digit “heat indexes.”

Do you know what is much more dangerous for children than playing outside in the heat of summer? The answer is: keeping children inside to watch screens and play on electronic devices.

Here are just a few of the countless news stories from recent days:

“Heatwave halts summer fun: Outdoor activities canceled amid rising temperatures” [WUSA – 7/16/2024]

WASHINGTON — With temperatures reaching record highs, local authorities have been left with no choice but to cancel numerous outdoor activities on Monday. According to recent weather reports, the ongoing heatwave poses significant health risks, prompting swift action to prevent heat-related illnesses and ensure public safety.

Regular summer heat is being treated like Covid in March of 2020.

Washington DC has always been known for its intense heat and humidity during summer…and people visited and sweat. But now it’s suddenly too dangerous to go outside in DC when the temperature is in the 90s? Something changed, and it’s not the weather.

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The Morning Report — 7/19/24

—J.J. Sefton

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Good Morning Kids. If you are flying somewhere today, you might want to check the flight status before you head to the airport, per the lead item.


Of course the big story was the final night at the RNC, where Donald Trump gave an impassioned, and no doubt heartfelt speech about unifying the nation, mere days after an assassination attempt that was fomented by if not actually put in motion by elements within our own government and the lead elements of the Democrat Party itself, and still cheered on by far too many who support and vote for them election after election.


Just under a week after a failed attempt on his life, Trump took the RNC stage for his much-anticipated nomination acceptance speech. After barely dodging death on Saturday, Trump scrapped his entire speech and instead rewrote it himself, a Trump official told reporters ahead of the speech. Rather than heavily attacking the Biden administration, Trump wanted to focus on unity and use his near-death experience to bring the country together, the Washington Examiner first reported.

And so he did. A reflective and calm Trump closed out the RNC convention on Thursday, embracing unity and compassion during his emotional address. All throughout the weekend, attendees, delegates and speakers remarked how Trump was alive and in attendance because of divine intervention. The president agreed.

“I stand before you in this arena only by the grace of Almighty God,” the president said, noticeably emotional like the delegates surrounding him on the convention floor. Trump told delegates that he shouldn’t be on the stage today, and they responded by drowning him out with chants of “yes you are.”

Trump told the story of that Saturday in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he was “happily” giving a speech. Six minutes into that rally, gunshots came from beyond the crowd, leading Trump to grab his neck before ducking down behind the lectern. Secret Service agents rushed to cover Trump, but within moments he rose, face bloodied, and raised a fist in the air.

“Fight,” he told his fans.

While Trump recounted that story, the crowd broke out into “fight” chants as they had done throughout the week.

After paying tribute to the Lord for sparing his life, Trump led a moment of silence for former fire chief Corey Comperatore, who was fatally shot while attending the rally. Rolling out Comperatore’s firefighter jacket and helmet, Trump kissed the uniform and saluted the crowd.

The former president explained that more than $6 million had been raised for Comperatore’s family in the wake of his death, and that he would be donating $1 million himself.

From there, Trump used the tragedy to emphasize the political moment and call for not just a unified party, but a unified country.

“Our resolve is undoubted and our purpose is unchanged to deliver a government that serves the American people better than ever before,” Trump proclaimed. “Nothing will stop being in this vision because our vision is righteous and our thoughts pure, no matter what obstacle comes our way. We will not fret, we will not bend, we will not back down and I will never stop fighting for you, your family and our magnificent country.”

I admire and respect Donald Trump for myriad reasons. While unity is perhaps always a perpetual theme of most if not all speeches from nominees of both parties at every convention. The fact of the matter is that one side of this country does not want unity. They want absolute power and to create a country that runs contrary to the nation as founded, its heritage and history.

How do you get unity with that? You don't. You have to defeat it and wipe out the institutions that fuel the hatred and animosity that, were it not for perhaps Divine providence would have taken Trump's head off last Saturday instead of slicing his ear.

I suppose one cannot say this, especially in a speech accepting a presidential nomination, but that is the state play, as it has been now since years before Trump came down the Trump Tower escalator 9 years ago now.

"FIGHT!" indeed. But having the courage to articulate the aforementioned truth about the Democrat Left clearly and forthrightly and consistently is what is needed. For that he and we will always be called Hitler, fascists and anti-democratic, but that's the price you pay. Otherwise, you just cede the high ground and let them define the terms.


I also note with sadness, the passing of comedic legend Bob Newhart at 94. RIP.

Have a good weekend.


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Sources close to President Biden tell me tonight they're *furious* that while the president is trying to recover from Covid in Rehoboth, a pressure campaign keeps picking up speed. Lots of anger toward some donors for talking of $ drying up if he doesn't quit, toward what they see as muted support from Pres. Obama, and toward Dem leaders who one source says are "hiding" behind statements. If they want him out, they'll have to push, source adds. Feels disrespected. Still, a fluid moment and no one has figured out an effective way to quiet this drift of nervous Democrats away from Biden and know many Dems want Biden to just break at some point soon.

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