This is an ACTUAL attack on the free press, and you lazy pukes in the MSM cry yourselves to sleep over mean tweets. https://t.co/LIMOPDxRpT— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) May 30, 2020
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Saturday, May 30, 2020
We are under assault by terrorists and anarchists conducting offensive operations throughout the Twin Cities. The unified command of soldiers and law enforcement officers withdrew to defend critical and targeted infrastructure. As arsonists set fires, as looters continued their activities, as terrorists destroyed businesses, law enforcement forces withdrew and redeployed.
The curtain is pulled away from the violent underbelly that exists in our culture. It has been given an opportunity to tear the veil away. And it should be a wake-up call to everyone who lives under the mistaken belief that the vast majority of those on the Left are good people.
From the Antifa terrorists that began in Washington State and have now metastasized, to the Academic bullies use violence to stifle dissent we find that the people who hate America are willing to burn it down.
I heard Brian Kilmeade interview Black Democrat Harold Ford who would begin a sentence with effusive praise for police but before he ended the thought, there came the ... "BUT." And what followed the BUT was his excuse for the burners and the looters as "mourners" who were there to right racial wrongs. Every. Damn. Time. And Kilmeade was his echo.
The local political leaders are the usual suspects
The Minnesota state authorities held a press conference at 10:00 yesterday morning. Governor Walz led the parade with a classic yammer yammer yammer blah blah blah performance. I have embedded the video below. He is — they are — over their head, out of their depth, out of it, clueless. You have to see it to believe it.Long-time race hustler Attorney General Keith Ellison is worse than out of it. He is on the other side. The governor, however, is calling the shots. At the press conference Governor Walz performed in his usual used car salesman mode. You might have bought one from the guy in the first minute of his pitch, but the second, third, fourth, and fifth clunkers he tried to peddle gave the game away. It’s time for him to pack it in.
Buy guns if you don't have them. If you have guns, buy ammo.
Time for the second American revolution?
Outraged, they came, protested, and then did a little shopping
Everyone has seen the videos of the Minneapolis police officer kneeling on the neck of a hapless petty criminal. And now looting and arson are happening all over the city. How did a very civilized city come to this?Well, progressives, of course. But beyond that, do folks know the City of Minneapolis operates a protection racket?All of the adults on the city council have retired or been voted out, and the council is now composed of earnest young progressives like our boy mayor Jacob Frey. And what does every young progressive like Jacob fear the most? Being called a racist. We also have a few AOC types who want to seize the Lake of the Isles mansions for the (well-connected) people.Generous welfare benefits combined with importing a few hundred thousand East Africans means that Mary Tyler Moore’s clean, well-run hub of tech, manufacturing, and agriculture is now rather troublesome. The Somalis were actually welcomed for their
Friday, May 29, 2020
When you express an opinion our leaders don’t like, they call it violence. When criminals commit acts of actual violence, they call it speech. In other words, the game is rigged. https://t.co/1VuyVC581Y— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) May 30, 2020
Via Mark Steyn:
James Mainer of HCL Deluxe Tan in Clay City sued Governor Pritzker's lockdown regime - and won. Giving his decision from the bench, Clay County judge Michael McHaney gave a pithy summation of the new Law of Experts as one could wish. It deserves to be savored:Before I rule, I'm advising everybody in this room, no public outbursts or displays. The court is still in session until you are told otherwise.Since the inception of this insanity, the following regulations, rules or consequences have occurred: I won't get COVID if I get an abortion but I will get COVID if I get a colonoscopy. Selling pot is essential but selling goods and services at a family-owned business is not. Pot wasn't even legal and pot dispensaries didn't even exist in this state until five months ago and, in that five months, they have become essential but a family-owned business in existence for five generations is not.A family of six can pile in their car and drive to Carlyle Lake without contracting COVID but, if they all get in the same boat, they will. We are told that kids rarely contract the virus and sunlight kills it, but summer youth programs, sports programs are cancelled. Four people can drive to the golf course and not get COVID but, if they play in a foursome, they will. If I go to Walmart, I won't get COVID but, if I go to church, I will. Murderers are released from custody while small business owners are threatened with arrest if they have the audacity to attempt to feed their families.These are just a few of examples of rules, regulations and consequences that are arbitrary, capricious, and completely devoid of anything even remotely approaching common sense.And things that are arbitrary and capricious cannot be laws - because, as I often say, it is tyranny that is always capricious. Judge McHaney continues:Doctors and experts say different things weekly. The defendant cites models in his opposition. The only thing experts will agree on is that all models are wrong and some are useful. The Centers for Disease Control now says the virus is not easily spread on surfaces.And then His Honor addresses one of the most repulsive aspects of the regime under which much of the "free world" has lived since March: those who make these new laws are not bound by them. For Governor Pritzker's family, as for Governor Whitmer's and Justin Trudeau's, the rules are different:The defendant in this case orders you to stay home and pronounces that, if you leave the state, you are putting people in danger, but his family members traveled to Florida and Wisconsin because he deems such travel essential. One initial rationale why the rules don't apply to him is that his family farm had animals that needed fed. Try selling that argument to farmers who have had to slaughter their herds because of disruption in the supply chain.When laws do not apply to those who make them, people are not being governed, they are being ruled. Make no mistake, these executive orders are not laws. They are royal decrees. Illinois citizens are not being governed, they are being ruled. The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don't get ruled. The last time a monarch tried to rule Americans, a shot was fired that was heard around the world. That day led to the birth of a nation consensually governed based upon a document which ensures that on this day in this, any American courtroom tyrannical despotism will always lose and liberty, freedom and the constitution will always win.The Honorable Michael D McHaney, chief judge
Thursday, May 28, 2020
This will not get enough attention
Dr. Betsy McCaughey, Ph.D., a constitutional scholar, bestselling author and healthcare expert, says Governor Andrew Cuomo’s deadly nursing home policy during the coronavirus pandemic likely cost 10,000 lives, double the state’s official numbers. “It’s hard to know what’s worse, the dying or the lying.”..
As the death toll rose, Cuomo quietly changed the policy so that nursing home patients who died in a hospital were not counted as nursing home deaths to cover-up the devastating impact of his policy.
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Each day that the Obama administration fades into the past, its wrongdoings manage to wander back into the present.
After years of suppression, all sorts of strange events keep popping up to remind us of what little is left of the Obama years — the Susan Rice memo, Christopher Steele deleting his computer records, FBI-doctored and lost 302s, text messages wiped clean, the bizarre Obama January 5, 2017, Oval Office meeting, the ambush interview of Michael Flynn, the unmasking and leaking of redacted names swept up in reverse-targeting surveillance operations, the administration fraud perpetrated on the FISA courts. The list is so overwhelming and bizarre that it ensures that anything at any time can now appear. And the result keeps reminding Americans of how corrupt were the years between 2009 and 2017 and how untruthful was the coverage of such institutionalized wrongdoing....
Emeritus Barack Obama now and then ventures out to go through the motions of an enfeebled defense for what is becoming an increasingly discredited administration. But his heart is not in it. His mind is elsewhere. His cause is no longer social activism and community organizing, if it ever was, but lucre and the perceived well-earned good life. The arc of his moralizing universe is long, but for the anointed like him, it apparently bends toward the just deserts of riches and material bounty.
Is Kayleigh McEnany the best Press Secretary in history? I think she may be. True, it’s early days. She was elevated to the position only in April and presided over her first briefing just a few weeks ago on May 1. But so far her tenure has been glorious. Despite having attended both Georgetown and Harvard, where she took a law degree, she remains quick-witted, forthright and occupies a cant-free zone that suffuses the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room with a spirit of patriotic candor that is as welcome as it is rare in the self-involved purlieus of the so-called mainstream media.
She is also, I think it important to observe, distinctly dishy, another advantage. ‘Oooo, that’s sexist,’ the churls, scolds, pajama boys, and other moist chihuahuas of the press will object. ‘You can’t say that she is good looking. That doesn’t matter.’ Right-o, chum, that doesn’t matter. Put it in your report before you head back to the ditto pool to get your pencils sharpened....
Wallace complained that ‘McEnany isn’t acting like she is working for the public. She acts like she is what she used to be, which is a spokesperson for the Trump campaign.’
‘If Kayleigh McEnany had asked Sam Donaldson and me what questions we should ask, that would not have gone well,’ he intoned. Oh dear. Not the great Sam Donaldson! Scourge of would be tyrants, speaker of truth-to-power! Where is the air-sickness bag, the one marked ‘for use with self-important blowhards’?
Read the whole thing.
Gov. Cuomo has been gaming the system in order not to attribute deaths due to Covid-19 to infections caught in nursing homes. According to Betsy McCaughey writing at Fox, the number of deaths as a result of Cuomo’s nursing home policy is “likely closer to 10,000.” That number would be near half of the 23,564 cororna virus deaths NY has experienced to date...Given the state of knowledge on March 25, when Cuomo and Zucker enacted their policy, it is fair to say that New York’s policy amounted to a death sentence for many nursing home residents — deaths that would not have occurred but for this policy. And it is fair to say that both Cuomo and Zucker knew it. It is also textbook involuntary manslaughter. 18 U.S. Code § 1112, defines the federal crime of Manslaughter as the commission, “without due caution and circumspection, of a lawful act which might produce death.” The President should invite the AG to begin an appropriate investigation.
This case is like the drunk who kills someone in a traffic accident. He may not have intended to kill anyone but he is guilty of manslaughter.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
On Saturday, the editorial board posted an Op-Ed titled, “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?”...It’s as if their target audience is every foreign enemy of the United States.The editorial board at the Times is made up of people who, quite frankly, don’t get out and meet real America much. When they’re offensive to conservatives we know it’s part of the mission statement. This Op-Ed, though, seems like they’re even out of touch with mainstream Democrats.I’ve done a lot of overseas shows for the troops with liberal comics from New York and Los Angeles. They are all very pro-military and, although I haven’t spoken to any of them this weekend, would probably find this to be greatly offensive.Journalism Isn’t Dead, But It’s On Life SupportThere is actually still some real journalism going on out there, just not at the Times. State-level bloggers on both sides of the aisle are doing some good work. Newspapers are a lost cause though, I’m afraid.
Read the whole thing.
He's a little slow, but better late than never.
By Bruce Bawer • May 23, 2020I’m addressing this to several of you whom I know in Washington, D.C. Not all of you, but some of you.I’ve known you for decades. You’re think-tankers, government officials, political journalists, and pundits. Some of you have been all these things.For a long while, I thought you were the good guys. You talked about individual liberty. Some of you identified as conservatives, others as libertarians, still others as classical liberals. None of you are outright leftists.And, once upon a time, you were my friends.You cheered my books on gay rights. (Many of you are gay.) But when I started writing critically about Islam, you went mum. All of you. You didn’t attack me in public, but you didn’t express support, either.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Trump, having supported the national shutdown based on the ‘scientific’ advice that millions would die, fairly early expressed the desire to reopen the economy, suggesting Easter as an aspirational goal. For that, he was excoriated by the ‘panic porn’ media joined by Democrats who saw political opportunity. While backing off Easter, Trump has become the champion for reopening the economy.As this unfolded, I’ve frequently thought that the November election may be an election over freedom, and intended or not, Trump was positioning himself as the “Freedom President,” the person who advocated for personal and economic freedom against the dictates of Democrat Governors and officials.This had the potential for some widening of support among the working class, but more likely and important, a motivation for people who supported or were at least willing to support Trump. Enthusiasm is going to be key in November.This was crystalized in my mind when I saw a meme go as viral as I’ve ever seen something go viral. One of the not-so-secret secrets is that there is a volunteer army of meme-makers who produce content supporting Trump for free. It’s organic and sometimes very effective.The meme was a video by the Twitter account @mad_liberals, based on a scene from the movie Independence Day (original scene here). The video was tweeted by Trump, and has almost 18 million views for that tweeted video alone, plus many millions more for other tweets of the video. That doesn’t mean 18 million people saw it, since one person could have many views, but clearly millions saw it. It captured that “Freedom President” spirit, and it didn’t cost the Trump campaign a dime.
The behavior of McEnany’s that Jonah Goldberg finds “grotesque” is a gale-force breath of fresh air for those of us who long-ago grew weary of the press’s anti-conservative antics.
They hate you and want to destroy you. Make no mistake and be ready.
and ...Memorial Day 2020, when we should all be mindful of and grateful for those who died on the battlefield under the flag of our nation, the New York Times has chosen to focus on racism in the military. Yesterday, the NYT published an article on the racist names of military installations “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy?”. Today, the paper published an article on the upper echelons of the military being too white, “African-Americans Are Highly Visible in the Military, but Almost Invisible at the Top”. Sow division on a day should inspire unity? That’s the Times.
Is there racism in the United States Military? Of course. There is racism everywhere from everyone. [Racism practically defines the New York Times] We all have our prejudices and bigotry. I conclude that the New York Times felt the NEED to use Memorial Day to attack the military twice because the U.S. Military is visible sign of the strength and resilience of the United States. The New York Times despises the United States, the military, President Donald Trump and us.
Read: Never before has a country's elite class despised it's own country this way.
Monday, May 25, 2020
I'm not sure. From my reading of history, it's fairly common knowledge that the Russians managed to produce an educated class that despised it's own country.
Which led directly to the Communist Revolution under Lenin's promise of "Peace, land and bread."
How did that work out for them?]
Today's Little Lenin is Dean Baquet who is doing his best to smear those who cling to the Founders' vision of a Shining City on a Hill.
Make no mistake, the current ruling class despises the founders. In fact, the New York Times has started an entire alternative history in which the American Revolution was all about protecting slavery. They call it the "1691 Project."
This is Baquet's revenge for growing up in America and being made the Editor of it's most prestigious newspaper. If you are white he hates you and wants you dead.
Return the favor.
Memo to NYT Libel Merchants: The U.S. Military Is Not the Ku Klux KlanThe NYT editorial board chose Memorial Day weekend to smear the U.S. military with the Ku Klux Klan’s “blood-drenched tradition of racial terrorism.”Maybe when they wrote “military” they meant to use “Democrats,” because as more people ought to know, the Klan was founded to serve as the Democratic Party’s shock troops against freed blacks in the South.Pulling zero propaganda punches, the NYT’s banner art included an image of a white bullet with eyeholes cut out to look like a Ku Klux Klan hood.
General Flynn sought mandamus relief before the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. DC Circuit rules speak to mandamus procedures. Specifically, Rule 21(b)(4) states:The court of appeals may invite or order the trial-courtjudge to address the petition or may invite an amicus curiae to do so. Thetrial-court judge may request permission to address the petition but may not doso unless invited or ordered to do so by the court of appeals.So what is the upshot? The mandamus applicant (ie, Flynn) is asking the court of appeals to stop Judge Sullivan (ie, the trial court judge) from appointing an amicus. Flynn’s position is that Judge Sullivan lacks the authority to appoint an amicus in his criminal proceeding—a position that Judge Sullivan apparently adhered to in earlier stages in this very case. Unlike the trial court, the court of appeals, under its appellate rules, has the express power to appoint amici (even in a criminal matter). The amici before the court of appeals may very well opine that the trial court erred in appointing an amicus.I suspect that this will not end well for the reputation of the federal courts.
Will lawyers going forward now advise their clients:
After you have been terminated … on your last day at work … before you are replaced (by the new employee) ... send an e-mail to yourself stating: “I did everything by the book.”
That is sure to work. 100%!
Also, do not mark the e-mail—“drafted on the advice of counsel”—even though you drafted it on the advice of counsel, and even though everyone knows I gave you this advice.
That is sure to work. 100%!
Sunday, May 24, 2020
A UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT RESPONDS TO THOSE WHO HAVE SUGGESTED THE SCHOOL SHOULD DIP INTO THE ENDOWMENT
To the esteemed members of our faculty and staff,First of all, let me say that I sincerely hope you are all safe and healthy during this trying time. As president of this University, there is nothing more important to me than the health and safety of our community. Though I’m currently away from campus, summering on my private island off of Maine, my thoughts are almost always with you, and my secretary is literally always available to field your questions and hear your concerns.What’s not here for you, however, is the University’s endowment.I bring this up because a number of you have reached out to provide us with valuable feedback regarding our recently announced budget adjustments. Specifically, many of you have asked why an institution with a $46 billion endowment is freezing salaries, rescinding job offers, refusing to adjust tenure tracks, and laying off staff instead of using an endowment the size of Iceland’s GDP to keep our community afloat.Let me say this: We hear you. You are valid. You. Matter. Secondly, and no less importantly, let me make something clear: The. Endowment. Is. Not. For. You.I know what you’re thinking: “Sir, we dip into 5 percent of the endowment per year to cover operating costs, so why don’t we just go up to, like, 7 or 8 percent instead of leaving our employees to twist in the wind?” Let me personally assure you that I hear what you’re saying, and it’s horseshit. Under no circumstances may we touch the endowment. We would sooner take Henry Kissinger’s name off our Center for the Study of Human Rights than take another penny out of the endowment.To be frank, I don’t even know how to dip into the endowment. Just after I was appointed president, in one of the most memorable luncheons of my academic career, the Board of Governors sat me down and forced me to sign a document promising to never ask them about the endowment. They told me the first rule of the endowment was “Never talk about the endowment.” At the end of every quarter, they blindfold me, take me to an undisclosed location which I suspect is the Chairman of the Board’s rumpus room, show me the quarterly returns, rough me up a little, then blindfold me again, and dump me on the lawn of my University-owned home. This is as close as I’ve ever gotten to the endowment, so good luck getting anywhere near that money.The Board has, however, asked me to convey this message to our valued community: “What is good for the endowment is good for us all. All things flow to the endowment and from the endowment. We love our beautiful endowment…” It goes on like that for a while, but the gist is that, if you think about this whole thing less as a school with an endowment and more as an endowment with educational benefits, our budget adjustments start to appear quite reasonable, and you start to sound pretty crazy for even bringing up this endowment nonsense.I’m sure you’ll have many follow-up questions, some of them likely pertaining to the perceived contradiction between our current cost-cutting measures and our decision to forge ahead with construction on the new racquetball center and the campus in Doha. Feel free to reach out to my secretary with these and any other concerns, but please know that the answer will almost certainly be that the endowment has spoken. Thanks for understanding.Best wishes, stay safe, and keep positive!Your University President
Friday, May 22, 2020
If you think this is rare, you are either naive or a Democrat.
Political "machines" get their power from voter fraud. Sometimes by rounding up indigents and paying them to vote for their side. Sometimes in more technical ways, like this:
Political "machines" get their power from voter fraud. Sometimes by rounding up indigents and paying them to vote for their side. Sometimes in more technical ways, like this:
Election Judge Domenick DeMuro was paid between $300 and $5,000 to assist in ballot stuffing for each election over multiple years.
Our election system relies on the honesty and the integrity of its Election Officials. If they are corrupt, the system is corrupt, which creates opportunities for election fraud and for the counting of fake votes.Domenick DeMuro did not uphold his duties as an Election Official. A political consultant gave DeMuro directions and paid him money to illegally add votes for certain Democratic candidates on the primary ballots in 2014, 2015, and 2016. These candidates were individuals running for judicial office whose campaigns had hired the consultant, as well as other candidates for various federal, state, and local elective offices who were preferred by this consultant for a variety of reasons.The political consultant would allegedly solicit monetary payments from his clients in the form of cash or checks as “consulting fees.” The consultant would then take portions of these funds and make payments to Election Board Officials, including DeMuro, in return for DeMuro and other Election Board officials tampering with the election results.After receiving payments ranging from between $300 to $5,000 per election from the consultant, DeMuro would add fraudulent votes on the voting machine – also known as “ringing up” votes – for the consultant’s clients and preferred candidates, thereby diluting and distorting the ballots cast by actual voters. DeMuro would add these fraudulent votes to the totals during Election Day, and then would later falsely certify that the voting machine results were accurate. He would add the fraudulent votes by literally standing in the voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, when he thought the coast was clear.In May 2014, DeMuro stuffed the ballot box with 27 fraudulent ballots during the primary election. In May 2015, DeMuro padded the ballot box with 40 fraudulent votes; in 2016, it was 46 fraudulent votes. These numbers may sound relatively small, but they made up a significant percentage of the total votes cast at the polling place. In 2014, 118 total ballots were reported in the 36th Division of the 39th Ward. That means that DeMuro’s fraudulent votes accounted for over 22% of the total voting in that Division in 2014. In 2015, his fraud accounted for over 15% of the votes in the Division; in 2016, his fraud accounted for over 17% of the votes.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The Obama Administration was so deep into domestic spying that it eviscerated the Fourth Amendment.
That's the one that protects you and me against unreasonable search and seizures. They essentially took it behind the building and shot it.
During the Obama administration, the 4th Amendment became a dead letter.
When Acting DNI Richard Grenell released the list of individuals who made unmasking requests relating to General Michael Flynn, one of the curious facts that stood out was the presence of a number of Obama Treasury Department officials on the list. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and no fewer than five of his subordinates–Deputy Secretary, Under Secretary, Acting Assistant Secretary, and so on, all political appointees in the Obama administration–all made unmasking requests with regard to conversations that turned out to involve General Flynn, on the same day: December 14, 2016. Lew made a second request on January 12, 2017.
The mystery of why President Obama’s Treasury Department was interested in electronic surveillance carried out for national security purposes may have been solved by this scoop in the Ohio Star: “The Treasury Department Spied on Flynn, Manafort, and the Trump Family, Says Whistleblower.”
“It wasn’t just him,” the whistleblower said. “They were targeting other U.S. citizens, as well.”
Only two names are listed in the whistleblower’s official paperwork, so the others must remain sealed, she said. The second name is Paul J. Manafort Jr., the one-time chairman of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
The other names include: Members of Congress, the most senior staffers on the 2016 Trump campaign and members of Trump’s family, she said.
Evidence continues to grow that the corruption of the executive branch of the U.S. government by Barack Obama was comprehensive and perhaps unprecedented.
Read the whole thing.
This is the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Ace of Spades doesn't beat around the bush.
Dr. "Rachel" Levine took his mother out of a nursing home just as he was signing new orders that sick nursing home patients must be mixed in with the uninfected residents of nursing homes.
This, of course, had the result of killing thousands of elderly residents.But not Dr. Levine's mom!Lawmakers are demanding this specimen resign or be fired due to his direct involvement with the premeditated deaths of thousands as well as his refusal to turn over data and information about his decisons and the death toll those decisions have caused...Let me again point out the irony -- or perhaps the calculated outcome -- that the only places in the US where the infection rates and death rates came close to matching the models' predictions is in those Democrat states whose Democrat governors engineered a mass slaughter of the elderly by ordering that the infected be mixed in with the unifected by compromised.But hey, let's spend all of our journalistic resources taking telephoto pictures of Jacksonville beaches. Those are nicer places to visit than the death camps Democrats made of nursing homes, and the bodies there make for sexier photos.
The media has become a deadly virus infecting our body politic, and so far there’s no vaccine, treatment, or lockdown.
Via Glenn Reynolds "Instapundit"
Exactly the same journalism-destroying dynamic is driving the post-Russiagate media landscape. There is literally no accountability for the journalists and news outlets that spread falsehoods in their pages, on their airwaves, and through their viral social media postings.
Lying to their fan base has become their business model.
Leaked Audio of Joe Biden’s Ukraine ‘Quid Pro Quo’ Call Destroys MSM Narrative About Shokin’s Ouster
More about the corruption of the Biden crime family
It has long been known that Joe Biden admitted to the quid pro quo already, we have video evidence of him bragging about it, but newly leaked audio posted to YouTube tells us that Biden pushed for the ouster of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Shokin, despite there being no evidence of wrongdoing against him.“Yesterday I met with the General Prosecutor, Shokin,” then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko is heard saying on the call.“Yes,” Biden acknowledged.Poroshenko continued, “And despite the fact that we did not have any corruption charges, we don’t have any information about him doing something wrong… I special asked him to resign…”Poroshenko then explained that despite the fact Shokin had the support of parliament, that he was able to get Shokin to give a statement of resignation, which he provided to Poroshenko an hour later.“Great,” Biden said.“This is my second step of keeping my promises,” said Poroshenko.“I agree,” Biden replied.Biden has said he was simply carrying out the “official policy” of the Obama administration to root out corruption in Ukraine. “It was a fully transparent policy carried out in front of the whole world and fully, fully embraced by the international community of democracies.” But, that explanation is undermined by this recording since then-Ukrainian President Poroshenko admitted in the phone call that they had nothing on Shokin in terms of corruption.Shokin’s only crime seems to be that he was investigating Burisma Holdings, where Joe’s son Hunter Biden, served on the board, reportedly making over $80,000 a month. Shokin has previously claimed that Poroshenko told him not to investigate Burisma because it was not in the best interests of Joe and/or Hunter Biden. According to Rudy Giuliani’s notes of his meeting with Shokin, “Mr. Shokin was called into Mr. Poroshenko’s office and told that the investigation into Burisma and the Managing Director where Hunter Biden is on the board, has caused Joe Biden to hold up one billion dollars in U.S. aid to Ukraine.”In a separate call, Biden can be heard congratulating the then-Ukrainian president for installing a new prosecutor general and then explaining to him that the billion-dollar loan can move forward.“And I’m a man of my word,” Biden said. “And now that the new Prosecutor General is in place, we’re ready to move forward to signing that one billion dollar loan guarantee.”
Remember when Joe Biden bragged that he threatened to withhold a billion dollar aid package to Ukraine if the prosecutor looking into his son's dealing with Burisma wasn't; fired?
The infamous story of Joe Biden’s effort to force the firing of Ukraine’s chief prosecutor in 2016 has taken a new legal twist in Kiev, just as the former vice president is sewing up the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in America.In Kiev late last month, District Court Judge S. V. Vovk ordered the country’s law enforcement services to formally list the fired prosecutor, Victor Shokin, as the victim of an alleged crime by the former U.S. vice president, according to an official English translation of the ruling obtained by Just the News.The court had previously ordered the Prosecutor General’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigations in February to investigate Shokin’s claim that he was fired in spring 2016 under pressure from Biden because he was investigating Burisma Holdings, the natural gas company where Biden’s son Hunter worked.
EVEN I DIDN’T REALIZE THEY’D BE SO STUPID AND EVIL AS TO WANT TO DESTROY ALL OF ECONOMY AND STARVE PEOPLE JUST TO GET ORANGE MAN BAD
The more they can successfully blame the virus for their own gross mishandling of their states' funds, the more they think they can cash in on their own catastrophic governmental errors in judgment. For governors such as Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo, Gretchen Whitmer, Tom Wolf, et al., the COVID-19 pandemic is a godsend, an opportunity, as so many Democrats have observed, to push for their radical socialist agenda. The longer their blue states can keep up the lockdown that is impoverishing their citizens, the more they think those same citizens will blame President Trump and vote for a Joe Biden ticket in November. Common sense is not one of the left's intellectual strengths. Sure, there is an army of virtue-signaling bullies who scornfully chastise anyone not sufficiently social-distancing or going outside maskless, but it is precisely those "Karens," the people who think it is the government's job to take care of them, who are appropriately the subjects of mockery by citizens sick to death of this outrageous lockdown and the blue states' ridiculous edicts meant to control our behavior.
Having failed to win the election, depose a freely elected president via a palace coup or impeach Trump they are now plotting to destroy the American working class so that they can rule in the ruins.
They are the worst ruling class in history.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Acting DNI Ric Grenell Announces the FBI Will No Longer be Giving Intelligence-Based Threat Briefings to Candidates – FBI Frozen Out
The FBI cannot be trusted after what they did to President Trump during the 2016 election and beyond.Director Christopher Wray has done nothing to cut the cancer out and rebuild the public’s trust in the FBI.
Monday, May 18, 2020
As facts about the Obama administration's spying and leaking are spilling out, media have a brief window of opportunity to salvage some credibility.
I don't think they'll take it.
Read the whole thing.
One of the ways the Coronavirus kills is by stimulating an overreaction of a patient’s own immune system. “Diseases such as covid-19 and influenza can be fatal due to an overreaction of the body’s immune system called a cytokine storm.”This metaphor can also describe how society can harm itself when measures taken to control a disease do more harm than good. Perhaps the most forceful and controversial reaction to the coronavirus epidemic has been the lockdown, which believe it or not, did not exist in the American context as a bureaucratic concept before 2006. As Jeffrey Tucker writes in the American Institute for Economic Research:No one really knew what the effects of shutting down economic activity would be in early 2020 but neither did anyone know how potentially deadly the disease would be. What really broke the intellectual tie were hair-raising forecasts by epidemiological modelers predicting deaths in millions. Faced with this apocalyptic scenario and perhaps recalling the warnings of Climate Change advocates, the public was admonished to “trust the science.”But the science, given the lack of data in the early days, was far from certain. When models in which so much trust had been reposed failed to pan out, especially those of the prestigious Imperial College, public confidence was shaken.It was the crash heard round the world. After it was discovered how amateurish the software code was, trust turned to anger and the Daily Telegraph wrote in disgust that “Neil Ferguson’s model could be the most devastating software mistake of all time.” It was certainly an expensive one.But even the most skillful software authorship could not have saved the Imperial model from the uncertainty surrounding the pathogen’s environmental behavior, which remain mysterious to this writing. Simon Jenkins writing in the Guardian captured his frustration at science’s ability to forecast a socio-medical phenomenon as complex as the weather in a kind of layman’s rant.There is no correlation between fatalities and lockdown stringency. The most stringent lockdowns – as in China, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and Britain – have yielded both high and low deaths per million. Hi-tech has apparently “worked” in South Korea, but so has no-tech in Sweden. Sweden’s 319 deaths per million is far ahead of locked-down Norway’s 40 and Denmark’s 91, but it’s well behind locked-down UK’s 465 and Spain’s 569. …The half-Swedish commentator Freddie Sayer has been closely monitoring this debate from the UK. He makes the point that with each passing week the rest of Europe moves steadily closer to imitating Sweden. It is doing so because modern economies – and their peoples – just cannot live with such crushing abnormality as they have seen these past two months.Some of these crushing abnormalities are actually unintended consequences of government’s response to the virus, of fixes gone wrong. Governments, like New York’s, keen to avoid for the forecast (see ‘models’) inundation of hospitals by patients, responded by offloading infected seniors to nursing homes. Distracted by their efforts to lock down whole societies, they caused a massacre of the elderly in a fit of absentmindedness. As the New York Times notes:At least 28,100 residents and workers have died from the coronavirus at nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for older adults in the United States, according to a New York Times database. The virus so far has infected more than 153,000 at some 7,700 facilities. …While just 11 percent of the country’s cases have occurred in long-term care facilities, deaths related to Covid-19 in these facilities account for more than a third of the country’s pandemic fatalities.If nobody saw it coming maybe it was because government was fascinated with its shiny new superpowers. Only later did officials waken to this bit of friendly fire. “Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally admitted — tacitly and partially, anyway — the mistake that was state health chief Howard Zucker’s order that nursing homes must admit coronavirus-positive patients.”One of the reasons the lockdown debate is so psychologically difficult is it involves getting the public to choose between two risks, one with a tight sigma (economic collapse) versus another with a poorly defined sigma, the virus. Many people are hard pressed to select between a familiar, predictable system run-down and “high-profile, hard-to-predict, and rare event … beyond the realm of normal expectations,” It has divided the public into those who would rather endure a known, but certain economic doom than take their chances with a less predictable yet psychologically more menacing viral hazard — or vice versa.Unfortunately we now know there is a third source of risk, arising from the chance that governments may initiate reactions to the pandemic that are catastrophic and unforeseen. Examples include the nursing home massacre and inflicting lasting damage on whole swaths of the economy. Such government reactions, far from having predictable linear effects, can be Black Swans in their own right.If the lockdown set new standards for the intensity of government response to pandemics it also increased the risk of bureaucratically induced harm. Like the patients done in by a cytokine storm, countries and states may survive the virus only to succumb to their own countermeasures, felled by their own bureaucratic reaction.
Sunday, May 17, 2020
I've been writing about "Obama the bad guy" for many years. I was the first to name former President Barack Obama the head of the Obama crime family. I coined the phrase "Obamagate" to describe his reign of crimes against candidate and then President Donald J. Trump.Obama's public persona was always a scam. I knew the real Obama -- way before anyone else caught on....Obama was the capo di tutti of the Obama crime family. He gave the orders. He gave the approval. He was in the room as each crime was hatched.How did I know before anyone else? Why did I believe Obama was capable of committing such high crimes and treason? Because of my personal history with Obama.I was Obama's classmate at Columbia University, class of 1983. We were both pre-law and political science majors. I was also on the Libertarian presidential ticket in 2008 -- the first time in U.S. history that college classmates ran on opposing presidential tickets. What are the odds?During the campaign, I was asked in hundreds of media interviews: "Were you two friends at Columbia University? What was Obama like?" I always answered honestly: "I never met him, never saw him, never heard of him. And I don't know a single classmate who ever met him either." I repeated this story hundreds of times.At the time, I was also a regular guest on Fox News, where I branded Obama a radical socialist whose policies would ruin the U.S. economy, retard economic growth and kill millions of jobs. I was proved right. That must have made Obama even angrier.I had clearly gotten under Obama's skin. Soon the IRS came knocking. I was targeted for destruction. It was a witch hunt, persecution and intimidation all in one.It was the worst IRS attack any tax lawyer I spoke to had ever heard about. They all agreed that I was on the president's enemies list.Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch took my case, and together, over a two-year period, we forced the IRS to hand over my personal tax files. This was a political persecution based on my conservative political beliefs. The proof was written all over my files.President Obama clearly hated my guts because I had embarrassed him repeatedly in the national media. So, he decided to use the power of government to destroy me. That's a crime, by the way.If Obama hated me that much, think about how he must have felt about famous billionaire celebrity Donald Trump, who had questioned whether Obama is even an American citizen. Trump had tortured Obama in the national media. Then Trump was about to succeed him as president with a promise to erase everything he accomplished.
“Obama said he wants to be sure that . . . we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share information fully as it relates to Russia.”
Again: The outgoing president tells his senior intelligence staff to think about whether to tell the incoming administration the truth about a major national security issue.
It’s almost as if they didn’t believe there had been an election on November 8, 2016. Not a real election anyway, because, after all, the American people had chosen the wrong person. Fortunately, there they were to save the day by keeping the incoming fellow in the dark.....
No one really took Trump seriously at first, but still. He was saying alarming things about Obama’s deal with Iran, alarming things about NATO, alarming things about wanting to get along with Vladimir Putin, not to mention all the alarming things he said about immigration, trade deals, federal judges, regulation, Islamic terrorism, and taxes.
Again, it’s true that it was Obama who told Putin’s stand-in Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” after the election. But now there seemed to be Russian meddling in our politics: maybe it involved Trump? We know now that Brennan suppressed intelligence indicating that Russian wanted Hillary, a known quantity, to win, not Trump. That went against The Narrative.
A recent article by Margot Cleveland in The Federalist asks the essential question: “Why did Obama tell the FBI to hide its activities from the Trump administration?” Answer: because those activities amounted to an effort to undo the results of a free open and democratic election.
Mollie Hemingway is right: what we are coming to see is “not just a typical battle between political foes, nor merely an example of media bias against political enemies. Instead, this entire operation was a deliberate and direct attack on the foundation of American governance.” That’s why I have repeatedly called it “the biggest political scandal in our nation’s history.” It was an effort to overturn the results of an election by stealth.
Sitting here and wondering when this will get national attention.
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Ever wonder how things get redacted?
The NSA is set up to basically gather every electronic message - whether it’s a phone call, a text message, email or a broadcast. And it does that with every party clearly identified.
So if General Flynn calls Kislyak his call is intercepted and recorded and at this point both parties are known. So somebody sitting at a keyboard in an NSA installation knows the entire content of the phone call.
But it’s a more complicated than that.
There are literally thousands of individual with the proper security clearance within the Federal government – and it’s contractors – who have the actual ability to log on to the system that contains the information and read the communication in its raw form.
To an amazingly large extent, the thing that keeps America’s spies honest is the honor system.
But if procedures are followed, at some point, Flynn’s name is redacted, and he’s identified at American 1. If that message gets sent to the top layers of the Federal government Flynn is still identified at American 1 until there’s a request to have his name unmasked.
All anyone really needs to do is to task those guys who do the redacting to let them know when the target for your spying makes a call or sends a message. If you have people who are less than honorable but have the proper security clearance those top Federal officials can be told what messages to unmask.
The potential for abuse is breathtaking. Everything that political enemies said to each other, except in private in-person conversations or in snail mail letters, could have been spied upon.
And that’s how all the Flynn phone calls that were unmasked before he made the call to Kislyak. It want’s the phone call, he was a target from the beginning. He needed to be fired and ObamaGate was part of the conspiracy to get him out of the way.
And you thought that spying on American citizens without a warrant was illegal? It may be illegal, but it isn’t hard … at all.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Emergency Press Conference - When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure pic.twitter.com/ZaSTxL6Tuc— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) May 14, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
When the Left realizes it doesn't control the narrative any more.
Call it a symptom of Trump Derangement Syndrome, CNN’s Brian Stelter suffered an on-air meltdown Sunday over conservative media paying any attention to arguably the largest spy scandal in American history ...
There was so much money available that they lost track of their primary function and were hijacked by the Ruling Class who saw you as a science experiment.
Think back to a different time not so long ago. During the second half of 2019, federal, state and city health officials throughout the country were busy confronting a new and scary lung disease. The health reporters covering them churned out news articles, regularly garnering front-page placement. Major charities such as Bloomberg Philanthropies were making large public health grants. So it should come as no surprise that the American public and political leaders were keenly focused on this emerging health threat.The disease wasn’t Covid-19, of course. It was a something the Centers for Disease Control called e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury, or EVALI....It turned out that none of these nicotine e-cigarettes were ever responsible for the lung disease that bears their name. It took until late December for the Centers for Disease Control to (partly) acknowledge that the lung injuries were caused not by vaping liquid nicotine e-cigarettes such as Juul, but by the use of THC oil contaminated with vitamin E acetate....I’m not suggesting that public health’s EVALI scandal was the only or even primary culprit for the failure of public health departments around the country to ensure that their communities had an adequate supply of personal protective equipment in the event of a predictable communicable disease outbreak, or that the CDC was otherwise preoccupied. Instead, the EVALI episode was more of a symptom of something wrong in public health.The institution of public health has largely been co-opted by those with a desire to control individual choices to such a degree that it has largely lost sight of its fundamental role of pandemic preparedness. At this point, taxpayers should realize that we are giving the keys to the public health car to people who have long been driving in the wrong direction.