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—Disinformation Expert Ace

Ioannina Castle, Greece
From Patty K.

Ben-Fur: The Sequel.

Blind and deaf dog reunited with owner after two months, and is so happy.

This sheep is trying to be a sheepdog.

Otteress and baby.

A dog and his boy.

Instagram turtle.

Did someone say "bacon"?

Swan landing.

Bathing cutie.

Snuggling koalas.

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 07:30 PM Comments

The Week That Was Woke

—Disinformation Expert Ace

I'm posting this picture not to make fun of a plain woman with a weight problem, but to make fun of the Democrat belief that qualifications for a position don't mean anything, that we must always look to Alternative Ways of Thinking or Being.

It's the cult of DEI, and it produces visual refutations of itself with images like this:


And yes, it's all too real.

Of course, DEI pilots and surgeons are a far more pressing concern than DEI models. We'll start seeing the carnage from those, but of course the left will blame DEI failures on (get this) Even Moar White Supremacy.

Americans have finally woken up: American universities are failure factories that teach young adults how to be even stupider than their high school education has already made them.

Is College Worth It? Poll Finds Only 36% of Americans Have Confidence in Higher Education

A new poll finds Americans are increasingly skeptical about the value and cost of college

Americans are increasingly skeptical about the value and cost of college, with most saying they feel the U.S. higher education system is headed in the "wrong direction," according to a new poll.

Overall, only 36% of adults say they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in higher education, according to the report released Monday by Gallup and the Lumina Foundation. That confidence level has declined steadily from 57% in 2015.

Some of the same opinions have been reflected in declining enrollment as colleges contend with the effects of the student debt crisis, concerns about the high cost of tuition and political debates over how they teach about race and other topics.

The dimming view of whether college is worth the time and money cuts across all demographics -- including gender, age, political affiliation. Among Republicans, the number of respondents with high confidence in higher education has dropped 36 percentage points over the last decade -- far more than it dropped for Democrats or independents.

"It's so expensive, and I don't think colleges are teaching people what they need to get a job," says Randy Hill, 59, a registered Republican in Connecticut and a driver for a car service. His nephew plans to do a welding apprenticeship after graduating high school. "You graduate out of college, you're up to eyeballs in debt, you can't get a job, then you can't pay it off. What's the point?"

Hollywood liberals' kids are all lunatics, fuck-ups, drug addicts and transgenders -- but definitely take their advice on every important topic, especially about schools and pronouns.

Oli London @OliLondonTV

Daughter of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner DEMANDS MASK MANDATES.

Violet Affleck gave an unhinged speech in front of the LA County Board of Supervisors where she claimed COVID targets 'People of Colour' and 'Trans People.'

"I demand mask availability, air filtration and Far-UVC light in government facilitates, including jails and detention centers, and mask mandates in county medical faculties."

"You must expand the availability of high-quality free tests and treatment, and most importantly the county must oppose mask bans for any reason. They do not keep us safer."

Violet Affleck, 18, is regularly seen wearing a mask while walking around outside in Los Angeles.

Her sister, Seraphina Rose Affleck, recently came out as non-binary, shaved her hair off and declared she now identifies as a boy called 'Fin.'

She made the declaration at her grandfathers funeral.

Video of Affleck's lunatic offspring here. Here are pictures of the messed-up children.

We can see the results of his grisly cult. Why would we sign our children up to join the cult?

Libs of TikTok @libsoftiktok

Biden nominated Sarah Netburn for a judge position in NY. She put a 6' 2" convicted p*d* in a women's prison because he said he identifies as a woman.

Netburn argued concerns from prison officials about having a male housed with women was "overblown."

Now he's reportedly exposing himself to female inmates.

The Judiciary Committee is voting today to confirm or deny her nomination! Call your representatives and tell them to vote NO!

No activist judges!

She looks much as you'd expect her to look.

Quick, let's sub in Democrat Super-Star Gavin Newsom for Biden. Lord knows Pope Gavin has no baggage. No, no baggage at all.

Chicago's pro-crime woke BLM mayor: Chicago's crime problems are caused by (checks transcript to make sure he said this) "white supremacy." He looks for the "root causes" of black crime, and realizes the root cause is Richard Nixon.

In reality, Chicago's crime is largely caused by the criminal gangsters, many of them illegal aliens, that he refuses to lock up. Here, gangsters from the 14th Ward called, seriously, "Satan's Disciples" show off their guns with no fear of prosecution whatsoever.

I can't wait for the convention.

Remember all those videos of Moped Bandits in Central and South America? Real throwback Wild West criminal mayem?

Well, thanks to Biden's Open Borders, robberies are being committed by bandits driving dirt-bikes in the Central American shithole city, New York City.

Here's some of that "White Supremacy" wilding in Washington, DC. Revoke home rule for the city, run it from Congress. The nation's capital cannot be given over to bandits and carjackers just because the Democrat Party is a cult of demonic violent nihilism.

In the disgusting Soros Zone of Philadelphia, thugs are now publicly masturbating in Dollar Stores, and ejaculating on the legs of unsuspecting women. Like Multiple Migs in Silence of the Lambs. And if you have a problem with this, you're a racist and an antisemite to boot.

Duke Medical School says it is "white supremacy culture" to expect black doctors and surgeons to be on time. It's also racist to expect doctors to dress and speak professionally.

This does not fill me with confidence about the sort of people being graduated by the Woke "Medical" Schools.

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 06:20 PM Comments

Biden's Inner Circle Threates to "Beat the Shit Out" of Any WH Staffers Talking to the Press About Biden's Cogntive Decline

—Disinformation Expert Ace

What a great guy the head of the Biden Crime Family is.

This was reported by CNN, who just three weeks ago were themselves beating the shit out of anyone who broke from the Biden Crime Family line.

"And one thing that many of the folks that we spoke with that they are so furious about is this idea that when people have gone to these inner circle of advisers around the president to express some of these concerns, that they were not taken seriously or really brushed aside," Lee added.

Then came the kicker.

"This is what one top Democrat told me, they said, "Everyone who expresses any level of suspicion or contrary views, they call everyone, and they beat the shit out of them and say stay on message," Lee asserted.

Lee also claimed that the source said members of Biden's family have also been warned not to step out of line.

The comments come after multiple reports, many in the New York Times, citing insiders who say Biden is completely out of it.

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 05:20 PM Comments

Chinese Army Shows Off New "Robodogs," Robots Armed With Automatic Rifles

—Disinformation Expert Ace

The age of man is over. The day of the robot dog is here.

China has showcased dystopian machine-gun carrying robot battle dogs in the latest sign of its rapidly growing military capabilities.

The pack of remote-controlled "robodogs", equipped with automatic rifles on their backs, was unveiled during joint Golden Dragon military drills with Cambodia earlier this month.

Their handlers demonstrated only their walking capabilities, not their shooting abilities, but the existence of the robot battle dogs highlights China's race to develop smart unmanned technology that could prove to be a game-changer on modern battlefields.

The intensive use of drones in the Ukraine conflict has signalled the changing face of warfare as militaries embrace more sophisticated weaponry.

According to Axios, the robot appeared to be made by Unitree, a Chinese company that advertises its products online for thousands of dollars.

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:30 PM Comments

Kurt Schlichter: The Media Has Exposed Itself Worse Than Jeffrey Toobin

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Before getting to Colonel Kurt, here are a couple of Regime Media stories:

USAToday announces that it was the gun store's fault that Hunter Biden illegally bought his Cocaine Gun.

Gannett's flagship newspaper USA TODAY claims in a recent story that if a Delaware gun shop had "done its job" in 2018, Hunter Biden would never have been able to illegally purchase the .38 Special Colt Cobra revolver, which led to his three felony convictions.

"By law, handguns can be sold by shops only to state residents, who must provide a government-issued proof of residency, and Biden was not a legal resident of Delaware in 2018. Instead, he offered only a passport, with his name and birthdate," USA TODAY reporter Nick Penzenstadler wrote in the story, which was titled: "Hunter Biden's gun case was spurred by an ATF form. The shop violated federal law."

The same allegations were first brought up in court by Hunter Biden's defense team, but Judge Maryellen Noreika correctly pointed out that the gun shop was not on trial.

Penzenstadler never mentions in his story that federal law requires the firearm purchaser to present valid identification and to be truthful on the ATF Form 4473, which Hunter Biden certainly was not. He concealed his drug addiction when asked "Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?" At the time, Hunter Biden was smoking crack cocaine nearly every 15 minutes, according to courtroom testimony presented during his trial.

Now that is what you call "a hot take."

CNN will cut "about 100 jobs" in a "major overhaul." I'll go right ahead and read "about a hundred jobs" as "more than a hundred jobs," because of course that's what they mean.

News outlet CNN will cut about 100 jobs as part of a plan to consolidate news operations and bolster its digital business, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

CNN will merge its news-gathering and digital news teams, invest in video operations and launch pay-per-view news products, CNN Worldwide CEO Mark Thompson told staff in the memo.

"We are building a billion dollar+ digital business of the future," he said in the memo.

You are building your own tomb.

Rachel Maddow defamed a doctor on the air, accusing him of performing "mass hysterectomies" at shelters for illegal aliens. She's being sued for $30 miliion.

NBCUniversal is headed for trial after a judge ruled in favor of a Georgia doctor who MSNBC's biggest stars accused of performing "mass hysterectomies" on women at a Trump-era immigration facility in Georgia. The judge ruled that Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace, and Chris Hayes made "verifiably false" statements about the doctor, who is suing NBC for $30 million.

The discovery process in the lawsuit, which has received little attention, has drawn back the curtain on the inner workings of MSNBC, revealing how the liberal cable network works hand in hand with NBC News, which seeks to portray itself as nonpartisan. NBCUniversal's standards department reviewed and approved the reporting on the Georgia doctor, before it was published on and then broadcast on MSNBC programs. The NBC News correspondents, Jacob Soboroff and Julia Ainsley, worked closely with a standards executive during their reporting. Soboroff is also an MSNBC correspondent.

Furthermore, Maddow--who was deposed for the lawsuit--and Hayes were personally involved in the off-camera vetting and editorial conversations around the segment to an extent that can be unusual for on-camera hosts.

Maddow is reportedly paid about $30 million a year by NBCUniversal to host her show one evening a week and work on longer-range projects.

In her ruling last month, the judge, Lisa Godbey Wood of the Southern District of Georgia, found that Maddow, Hayes, and Wallace made 39 "verifiably false" allegations about Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist who treated detainees at a Georgia Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility.

A nurse at the facility had made a whistleblower complaint alleging that Amin was performing "mass hysterectomies," many of which were medically unnecessary, and that he was known as "the uterus collector." The nurse's claims, which she admitted were based on hearsay, were later found to be false.

This is the most incredible of all stories: ABC "News" is "livid" that Clinton Spokesman and Lifetime Democrat Operator George Stephanopolous said that Biden was unfit to continue as president when asked by a guy on the street for his opinion.

ABC "News" is claiming their brand is damaged by this first, one-time/only-time expression of George Stephanopolous' political bias.

This is the first time! He's never been cautioned before, not when he's yelling Republicans off his "news" set.

But now, only when he expresses an opinion in the fight between different factions of the Democrat Party is his objectivity in question:

Tom Bevan @TomBevanRCP

"ABC bosses were concerned the veteran broadcaster had expressed a private opinion that would fatally undermine his appearance of objectivity."

'She was furious that someone of George's experience and status would compromise the news division's impartiality, and subject it to unnecessary and embarrassing headlines."

She's aware they employ Jon Karl, right?

Kurt Schlichter says that both wings of the Democrat-Media Party are now proven to be remorseless liars.

Let's put aside the crumbling ruins of the Democratic Party to celebrate, by making the rubble bounce, the total destruction of any residual credibility in the regime media. The regime media minions called in a napalm airstrike on their own position, and the fireball is rising. It's beautiful, man.


We conservatives knew about [Biden's obvious demenia]. We in the conservative media have been talking about his senility for years. I have certainly done my part. Do a Google search using the terms "Kurt Schlichter Townhall dementia Biden" and you get countless columns pointing out that this guy was a shambling golem since before he ever even allegedly won the presidency. How did we knuckle-dragging right-wing extremists manage to discover something all the geniuses of the regime media somehow overlooked? We conservative media types didn't attend the University of College's prestigious Media Matters School of Journalisming. They all did. That's how they got their gigs at the New York Times, the Washington Post, NBC News, and all those other paragons of reporting excellence that didn't manage to notice that Joe Biden was perpetually on the verge of soiling himself in public. How could they fail to ferret out this important information? Obviously, they weren't looking. Did they somehow believe that because the right-wing media had identified an issue that they couldn't look into it? Yes! We just watched over the last month as the regime media dismissed our observations of reality as a "cheap fake" conspiracy theory. Or, even more embarrassingly, did they actually believe the lies the Biden courtiers told them? "It's a stutter, and if you say anything about it, you are a right-wing racist!"

There is no good outcome for them. There is only a good outcome for us, assuming our enemies around the world don't use the incompetence of the White House as an excuse to nuke us. As I have said many times before, we are not the target of these revelations. All these revelations do is confirm what we've known through all the various regime media lie-cycles over the past decade. Remember the Russiagate lie? They gave each other Pulitzers over that one. Remember how Covid wasn't brewed up in a Wuhan lab, and to so say it was anything but contagious pangolins was racist? Remember how Hunter's laptop was Russian disinformation -- 51 bureaucratic hacks said so, dammit!

Read the whole thing.

Mark Judge says to begin its long, long road to recovery after years of scandal, abuse, and remorseless lying, the media has to learn to apologize when it lies instead of just smearing anyone who noticed their lies as racists.

He quotes the Washington Post's kid-gloves "media critic" Erik Wemple:

News organizations, when they put out these big stories, they put their soul into these pieces. And when they turn out to be [expletive] up, they can never, ever -- it takes them forever to come to grips with it. So people on the outside say, "Why can't you just admit this is wrong?" No, no! We sweated over this. We edited this five times. It went through 15 layers. We lawyered it. There is this emotional attachment to the work.

When news organizations drag their heels -- take the [fake] gang rape story with Rolling Stone at UVA -- it took them months or years [to admit it was false]. They finally had to commission an investigation.

I think that is what is common to most media crises. It's not just the first mistake. It's the refusal, the stubborn resistance to change or to correct. Editors will say, "When we make a mistake we'll correct it," but that's just not often the case.

Often? It's always the case -- the bigger the lie, the more absolutely the media will refuse to correct it.


Journalists are now like active alcoholics who simply will not admit to any wrongdoing -- or even that they have a problem. The first drink was Watergate. The 1970s scandal that drove Richard Nixon from office was a great party for the press. The atmosphere in the media and on the Left was glamorous, filling writers with a sense of intoxicated invincibility.

For the past 50 years, the press have been trying to replicate the buzz from that time. Journalism is no longer a way to convey news from your community to the masses. It's a means to destroy someone powerful and become a celebrity. Just as an alcoholic will start to cut ethical corners and need more and more booze for less and less effect, reporters post-Watergate became sloppy and even disinterested in facts. Mistakes and lies became more and more common.

Apologize? Forget it. They can't even admit they have a problem.

The media absolutely refuses to correct, let alone apologize for, the many, many hoaxes they have been active, willing operatives in:

They will correct minor errors like mistating a birthdate or an official's exact title.

But the "51 experts" hoax?

The Russiagate hoax?

The "hands up, don't shoot" hoax?

The "very fine people" hoax?

Even in the midst of their current hoax, the Biden Is Sharp as a Tack and Any Videos That Suggest Otherwise Hoax, they refuse to retract and apologize. They just claim "our sources lied to us, we're the real victims here."

As I always say, the media campaigns to deplatform and de-bank competitor news sources that question them. They claim we're spreading "dangerous disinformation" and they lobby for social media companies to ban us, and other corporations to flatly refuse to advertise with us.

When we point out they spread more disinformation than anyone else, they always say the same thing:

"When we make a 'mistake,' we are the first to correct it."

This is a lie. They do correct their actual mistakes, but they never correct the deliberate propganda hoaxes they spread with full knowlege that they're untrue.

So should they all be deplatformed? Shouldn't all advertisers be warned by front-companies of the US government that no one should advertise on these disinformation platforms?

Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 03:20 PM Comments

NATO Diplomats: Biden Was "Embarrassing," His Verbal Slip-Up Destroyed All of Our World-Changing Accomplishments

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Before that: The House is subpoenaing Biden's inner circles to ask about them covering up and "aggressively stage-managing" the demented Fake President.


The GOP-led House Oversight Committee subpoenaed three senior White House aides Wednesday, demanding they sit for depositions regarding President Biden's health, according to letters obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: The subpoenas signal Republicans' desire to investigate whether some of Biden's closest aides essentially have hidden the 81-year-old president's true condition, in a probe that could drag through the Nov. 5 election.

Since Biden's weak performance at the June 27 debate ignited questions about his candidacy, some Democrats -- including administration officials -- have been bracing for potential congressional probes into his mental fitness, and what aides know about it.

As Ed Morrissey notes, the House previously subpoenaed these Insurrectionists to find out what they knew about Biden holding on to classified documents he never should have even possessed, let alone retained. But the White House blocked their testimony.

Boy, it sure would be nice to threaten them with Congress' power of Inherent Contempt, wouldn't it? Woke GOPer Tom McClintock doesn't think so.

Megyn Kelly pointed out that the arrogant Biden inner circle, including his incompetent-yet-arrogant DEI liar Latrina John-Pissoir, are suddenly acting a little meek and apologetic, and distancing themselves from obvious lies. Kelly pointed out that one of Biden's spokesmen, I forget who, stopped saying that Biden was competent to hold office, and instead merely repeated what Biden's doctor said -- his doctor says he's competent.

That's distancing yourself from the lie: You're not saying it yourself. You're just quoting this other guy who said it.

She says that all of Biden's staff is now facing what Trump's staff did for seven years: the knowledge that everything they do and say will be scrutinized, and possibly will have criminal consequences.

On to the NATO flop:

During last night's Big Boy Press Conference, one of Biden's "proofs" of his capacity to do the job was his claim that the NATO conference went perfectly, better than any other NATO conference ever, and that no one -- no one! -- would say otherwise.

Biden's new rhetorical ploy is to challenge person to find just one person who says, for example, that his drunken sailor spending caused inflation, or one person who says his NATO conference went anything less than impeccably, or one single poll which says he can't win.

Obviously it is very easy to find many, many people who say that, or polls that say that. But Biden has this aggressive old-man "tough guy" bluster, and reporters are pussies and cowards, so when Biden demands they name a single person who says otherwise, they meekly go silent, implicitly agreeing with his absurd claim.

Below, Biden claims that the amazingly perfect NATO summit proves He's Still Got It, Baby!

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Treasonous Democrat Senators Preserve "Right" of Illegal Aliens to Vote for Democrat Senators

—Disinformation Expert Ace


They killed the bipartisan bill that banned illegal aliens from voting in American elections.

What a racist conspiracy theory this Replacement Theory is, huh?

Senate Democrats blocked the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility (SAVE) Act Thursday, a bill mandating proof of citizenship for federal voters, which passed the House late Wednesday.

Key Details:

The SAVE Act, first introduced in the Senate by Utah Senator Mike Lee back in May was blocked by Senate Democrats at the time, but passed the House Wednesday night with bipartisan support, in a 221-198 vote. Five Democrats supported the measure.

Senate Democrats then blocked the bill a second time Thursday when Lee called up the bill, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans who emphasize the need to prevent illegal voting.

Lee criticized the blockade, stating, "By blocking the SAVE Act, Senate Democrats are undermining the very foundation of our electoral system. Ensuring that only citizens can vote is a fundamental principle of democracy."

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 01:20 PM Comments

The Elites Begin to Starve Middle Class Joe of Campaign Funds

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Happy Friday, everyone! As LauraW. used to say, it's F*** It All Friday.

What that means, I don't know.

$90 million already pledged to the biggest pro-Biden SuperPAC has been frozen and will not be given. At least as long as Biden remains the candidate.


Some major Democratic donors have told the largest pro-Biden super PAC, Future Forward, that roughly $90 million in pledged donations is now on hold if President Biden remains atop the ticket, according to two people who have been briefed on the conversations.

The frozen contributions include multiple eight-figure commitments, according to the two people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity given the sensitivity of the situation. The decision to withhold such enormous sums of money is one of the most concrete examples of the fallout from Mr. Biden's poor debate performance at the end of June.

Ed Morrissey's post notes that just three more Democrats have submitted calls for Biden to step aside. That's a win for Scranton Joe -- ABC "News" was talking about 20-25 House Democrats all with press releases ready, all demanding Scranton Joe withdraw, and those were to be released no matter what the outcome of the Big Boy Press Conference.

So maybe his almost-not-a-complete-disaster performance helped him?

Chris Matthews predicts that Biden will stay in the race, because the "poor" and "the blacks" are with him, and he's used to "the elites" denigrating and disrespecting him. He points out Obama's shabby treatment of Biden -- the first time I've heard a lefty acknowledge Obama as an elite and not as an oppressed minority.

He claims that people will rally to Middle Class Joe when they see all these elites picking on him.

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Posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 12:13 PM Comments

THE MORNING RANT: Buck Shots – 7/12/2024

—Buck Throckmorton

Climate Change Denier Headstone.JPG


Tracking “Recycled” Plastic to the Landfill

Little if any plastic that goes through “recycling theater” actually gets recycled. Most ends up in landfills, even if it was placed in a recycle bin by a conscientious recycler. There is nothing surprising about this story to those of us who have long understood the farce about plastic bottles being recycled:

“This man put a GPS tracker in his recycling. Here’s where it ended up. A Del Mar man bought a GPS device, taped it to a plastic bottle and within a few hours, watched its journey to a landfill.” [CBS 8 – San Diego – 6/06/2024]

Every Monday [Kevin Grold] brings his bins to the curb, recycling all that he can to help the environment. "I always make sure my recycling bin is just the way it should be, I follow all the rules. I put the things in the right place," he said. To make sure his recyclables were indeed being recycled, he got the idea to track his trash.

He told us he bought a plastic GPS tracking device for only $8 online, taped it to a bottle and within a few hours, watched it go from Del Mar to a Recycling Center in Escondido. "I'm like ok cool, it's where it should be. And then I keep watching it, and a few hours later, it keeps moving - farther and farther north and ends up in a landfill, in Riverside," Grold said.

It would be more cost efficient and energy efficient if we stopped pretending that plastic is recyclable and just put it directly into the trash headed for the landfill.

I can’t recall if I’ve told this story before about my suburban town’s effort to stop residents from bringing glass to its recycle center. If so, here it is again, but it’s still funny. The processor who purchases the towns recyclables announced that it would refuse to accept any more glass, because there was no market for it. But residents kept bringing glass anyway, and dumping it in with the other items such as aluminum and steel cans which have actual raw material value. The most religiously devout recyclers seem to think that simply putting glass into the recycle container magically causes it to get repurposed. Anyhow, the town’s recycle center finally gave up and got another dumpster for glass only, and announced that it was accepting glass again! Residents dutifully come and dump their bags full of wine and liquor bottles into the “Glass Only” dumpster, unaware that it all heads to the landfill. But at least the aluminum and steel isn’t getting contaminated any longer with broken glass, and the people bringing in all their empty bottles can feel good that they have engaged in the virtuous sacrament of recycling.

(For what it’s worth, I do recycle my aluminum and steel cans, since they have value as a raw material. Giving those cans to the recycle center is the least I can do since they somehow get rid of all my cardboard boxes that I can’t put in my trashcan.)


The Philadelphia Vote is Crucial to Winning in Delaware

Last week at a campaign event in Philadelphia, President Biden stated that during his campaigns for US Senate from the state of Delaware, “Philadelphia in particular got me across the line.” While Philadelphia is very near Delaware, it is in the state of Pennsylvania.

“Biden says Philadelphia voters helped him win Delaware Senate seat” [Washington Times – 07/07/2024]

“Even when I was running for Senate, each time I ran, quite frankly, not a joke, Philadelphia, in particular, got me across the line,” he said during a campaign event. He then doubled down on his statement. “No, I’m not joking,” he said as people cheered and applauded. “No, I mean it, seriously, organizationally, and in terms of fundraising — the whole deal.”

Yes, Mr. Biden, I have no doubt that you “mean it,” and we all understand “the whole deal.” The Philadelphia political machine has an outstanding reputation for ”organizationally” finding enough extra, last-minute ballots to ensure Democrats always win statewide races in Pennsylvania. Offering a little mutual aid to Democrats next door in Delaware seems right neighborly of the Philadelphia machine.


America’s Classrooms Are Not in the Best of Hands

The President of the American Federation of Teachers cannot spell the word “tonight.” This is a powerful reflection on what has happened to education, and why there are so many classrooms where no actual education occurs.

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The Black Horse
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The Morning Report — 7/12/24

—J.J. Sefton


Good Morning Kids. So at this so-called "big boy press conference" where Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants was supposed to demonstrate his mental faculties are on par with a super computer right off the bat he introduces Kamala Harris as "Vice President Trump" and it went swiftly downhill from there.

And this is on the heels of his performance at the NATO Summit where he introduced Ukrainian president and his partner in grift Zelensky as "President Putin"

And of course the triple decker debacle of his phone call to Joe Banjo Boy Scarborough, the "interview" with George Stephanopoulos and the disaster of the debate with Donald Trump.

And yet, I still ponder this as opposed to the up close and personal disasters of an erased border, ruined economy, rampant crime, the world on the verge of going up in flames, societal and cultural dissolution, that is scaring the living daylights out of even disinterested low information fools as well as a not inconsiderable and perhaps growing number of traditional if not hardcore insane leftist Democrat voters.

The estimable Kevin Downey, one of the few reliably good writers at PJ Media posits with this headline:

RIP Democratic Party: 1828-2024 — Death by Suicide

It's a good and accurate essay, but the party is merely a vehicle for evil by any other name. And as my mother of blessed memory always reminded me, evil never rests. As the politicians, the propagandists and the cultural figures turn themselves inside out alternately standing behind Biden and in a nano-scond shrieking for him to leave or otherwise be forced out, They're still gunning for Trump, figuratively and no doubt if need be quite literally should it come down to it:

WIth that, I give you this golden oldie but goodie ready to be reprised:

If you had Russia on your bingo card for someone connecting it to former President Donald Trump and the 2024 presidential election, please mark your card.
According to Fox News, there’s a fresh warning that Russia has already put a plan in practice to “interfere in the 2024 election to bolster the chances of” Trump re-election campaign.
The outlet reported the following:
In a briefing with reporters on Tuesday, ODNI [Office of the Director of National Intelligence] officials said that Russia is the "preeminent threat" to the election and that while China doesn’t plan to influence the outcome of the presidential race, the communist nation is being carefully monitored to see if it mingles in down-ballot races.[…]
Officials said that the intelligence community expects Russia will increase its underhanded activities as U.S. election day gets closer in order to manipulate public opinion, underscoring the threat to America’s political landscape.

At least we can console ourselves in the fact that there is an opposition party ready to take up the cause.

To be sure, there is much to fear from the Democratic-Industrial Complex. In the ensuing months, it will resort to all manner of tactics on every front to ensure a Progressive win in November. That, of course, is not headline news, but conservatives should also keep in mind that old horror movie trope, "The call is coming from inside the house!" 

I have to wonder how much of one's soul one must mortgage to go to Washington, D.C., as a Republican, only to get slapped around on a daily basis by Democrats and still be willing to do their bidding or at least lay low at the appointed times so the "approved agenda" can be advanced. Either the pay and perks associated with rolling over and playing dead are spectacular, or there are more skeletons in D.C. than in the Catacombs of Paris.  It's likely a combination of both.
Whatever the impetus for so many rubber spines, one thing is clear: the Democrats are only part of the problem conservatives face moving forward. There are plenty of fake elephants in the room, taking up space and leaving piles of excrement for the American people.
Case in point:
According to American Wire, on Monday, eight GOP senators were MIA during a vote to confirm U.S. District Judge Nancy Maldonado as a judge in the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. This is a step up for Maldonado, who has occupied the bench in the Northern District of Illinois. Maldonado is seen by many not just as a radical leftist but also as incompetent. Maldonado is opposed to assault weapons. During her hearing, she was asked to define an assault weapon. Her response? "I am not a gun expert."  
Had those eight Republicans shown up, their no votes, combined with the votes of Manchin and Sinema, would have stopped the confirmation. Instead, Maldonado was confirmed to a lifetime appointment by a vote of 47-43. Who were the senators who played hooky that day? I'm glad you asked:

With that emetic, I hope you all have a good weekend.

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—Pixy Misa

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  • Could AIs become conscious? Right now, we have no way to tell. (Ars Technica)

    Because we haven't properly defined the terms.

    What kind of AI? SHRDLU from 1968 (yes, I keep mentioning that) displayed more evidence of consciousness than ChatGPT, and examining its abilities we see clear indications of a primitive level of conscious.

    There's a term in AI, sphexishness, referring to the golden digger wasp, Sphex ichneumoneus. Like many wasps, the sphex wasp will paralyse its prey to serve as food for its larvae. In this case it will paralyse an insect, drag it back to its burrow (it's a digger wasp), check that the burrow is safe, and then put the prey in the burrow to serve as a larder for the baby sphexes.

    The thing is, if you move the paralysed insect while the sphex is checking the burrow, it will move it back next to the burrow, inspect the burrow again, and then drag it into the burrow.

    And if you move the insect again while the sphex is re-checking the burrow, the cycle will repeat. No matter how many times you do this, the sphex will not change its behaviour.

    SHRDLU was able to explain why it did what it did, step by step. It didn't get angry at being given repeated nonsensical orders, but it could account for every action that it took.

    Anyway, can computers become conscious? Well, they are already more conscious than insects, and have been for decades.

    Can computers become conscious with all the same complexity as human consciousness? Certainly not currently; they are not remotely powerful enough.

    Can LLMs become conscious? A single LLM, no. LLMs are designed specifically to avoid that.

    A pair of LLMs in a feedback loop? Maybe, yes. But likely also psychotic.

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Four Score And Seven ONTs Ago


Welcome to Thursday night! Can you believe we're more than halfway through 2024? Doesn't seem possible...

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Big Boy Burial Cafe

—Disinformation Expert Ace

by @CumbriaSkyscape
Higher-res pic at the link

The picture is real. They're using the tilt-shift technique. I don't remotely understand it but it makes full-size, real-life things like cities and cars look like miniatures. They used it in the intro of BBC's Sherlock series.

... says that it's a technique for manipulating the field of focus so that only a small area is in focus. Our eyes are used to seeing a shallow field of focus when photographing small things, so when we see large things photographed in a shallow field of focus, we interpret those things as small.

The weekend can't come fast enough. Here are my plans.

A little kitten and her big brother.

Pet pile.

These birds are freaking me out. They're doing their best to look like bees or vermin.

Kitten's first random swat of a dog's nose.

Paraglider does some flips and then comes in for a precision landing.

I think this video is from Alaska's annual Fourth of July car launch.

Good things come to good boys who wait. Put on the sound for this one, it's pretty funny.

Get off of my gametrail, dirtbag!

Poetry in motion.

Lovers leap.

Sea lion is a beggar and a chooser.

Sometimes a man just needs to "groom his marmot."

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The Doddering Dementia Patient Who Wouldn't Leave

—Disinformation Expert Ace

I want to put up the Cafe but there might be a major medical episode during this slurring, whispering snooze-and-lie-fest.

It continues to be amusing that Joe Biden thinks of himself not just as an All-American Football Hero but as a foreign policy expert on the level of Bismarck.

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The "Big Boy" "Press Conference" Begins With a Teleprompter Speech

—Disinformation Expert Ace

A friend, @NiceDeb, figures that Biden attempted to get his usual shills to ask him pre-scripted questions, but they refused, not out of ethical duty but because they know the whole Media Hivemind is now against Middle Class Joe.

So they're now stuck -- they either cancel, or go out there without pre-scripted questions. And they're trying to figure out which is worse.

Mychael Schnell

New: Pelosi is working privately to put pressure on Biden to reconsider his spot as 2024 nominee.

House Dems tell @thehill Pelosi is talking w/ lawmakers & expressing concerns re: Biden to pump breaks on rubber-stamping his nomination.
w/ @RealMikeLillis

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Pelosi reportedly told House members to dump Biden, assuming their constituents wanted that. She just asked them to wait to make that statement until the NATO conference ended, which it just did, a few hours ago.

Some blonde reporter says that she knows Democrat lawmakers who already have their press statements demanding Biden's withdrawal from the race, and those statements will go out tonight or tomorrow no matter what happens at this Big Boy farce.

ABC "News" is absolutely all-in on booting Biden from the ticket. They keep suggesting that Biden's withdrawal from the race is "inevitable."

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"Big Boy" Press Conference Thread

—Disinformation Expert Ace

Update: So I guess they're having trouble titrating the right level of amphetamines for Biden, huh?

This is not helping him. We might expect Motley Crue to take the stage an hour late. We expect presidents to be reasonably on-time, especially when they're trying to prove they can handle the job during "sundowning" hours.

I think he's not going to come on. I think they're making up a lie to explain how an "emergency" requires his full attention.

Update: A few minutes ago, Peter Doocy said that it would take Biden another 20-30 minutes to come to the briefing room if he left then. Which he hasn't.

He also said that this "Big Boy" press conference will feature only four questions. Though the Big Boy allowed he might answer 2-3 more beyond the four.


Have you ever seen an 81-year-old man on dangerous levels of amphetamines and pharmaceutical-grade cocaine?

Well, strap in, Big Boys and Big Girls. I want you all to put on your Big Boy Pants or Big Girl Skirts and be very serious. No nonsense, shenanigans, tomfoolery, or grabassery -- this is a Big Boy Press Conference, and I expect you to be on Best Big Boy Behavior.

This YouTube channels says they'll be covering the "press conference" live.

I believe it will also be on Update: Nope -- they make you sign in with your cable provider. If you're a cord-cutter, Fox won't share the press conference with you.

If you have Pluto, however, it's on ABC News, which is on their News + Opinion menu. Also Jesse Kelly says he'll run it on his show, which I think is on "The First." Update: Nope, his show isn't on The First. At least not now. Dana's show is on.

Update: I'm a big boy now.

Fox "News" writes:

A moderate House Democrat said President Biden's White House tenure must "come to an end" on Thursday, the most significant voicing of opposition to his leadership from a member of his own party so far.

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Wash., previously said she believed Biden would lose to Trump, but now she is the 15th congressional Democrat to call on the president to end his re-election bid.

"I've spent the past two weeks listening to my constituents express their concerns about the President's age and health," she said in a statement to local outlet KGW, an NBC affiliate.

"Americans deserve to feel their president is fit enough to do the job. The crisis of confidence in the President's leadership needs to come to an end. The President should do what he knows is right for the country and put the national interest first."

Gluesenkamp Perez is one of the most vulnerable Democrats of this election cycle and has frequently broken from her own party on votes.

Biden, meanwhile, is fighting for his political life in the wake of his disastrous debate performance against former President Trump late last month.

Biden spoke with a hoarse voice, which he attributed to a cold, and stumbled over his answers several times during the primetime event. Viewers also observed him appearing tired and noticeably less sharp than he looked the last time he faced Trump in 2020.

It spurred concerns among members of his party that he would lose to Trump in November and may not be fit to serve another four years.

Gluesenkamp Perez told KATU after the debate, "About 50 million Americans tuned in and watched that debate. I was one of them for about five very painful minutes. We all saw what we saw, you can't undo that, and the truth, I think, is that Biden is going to lose to Trump."

As many have pointed out, Democrats are all saying the same thing: Biden can't run in November, because the left will lose political power.

Not a single one of them points out that he's a current danger to America, right now. If he can't run in November, he can't have his finger on the nuclear button now.

But they don't care about the country, only their own demonic need to control other people.

This just happened an hour ago:

Biden calls Zelenskyy 'President Putin' on world stage ahead of high-stakes press conference

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White House Officials Leak to CNN: Everything Biden Does is Scripted and Tightly Stage-Managed, Including Meetings With His Own Cabinet

—Disinformation Expert Ace

It's really Obama's cabinet, not Biden's, but you get the idea.

After Biden declared that talk of him withdrawing "must end," Jesse Watters, I believe, predicted that White House officials and cabinet members would begin leaking against Biden.

Well, his prediction was true. White House staffers have begun leaking to Regime Outlet CNN that all of Biden's cabinet meetings are "scripted," and also, he hasn't held a cabinet meeting in nine months.

My gloss: Not only is he too tired to do more than one thing a day, he'd also not want to have the cabinet officials talking to each other as a group. If they form a quorum too often, they could start talking about invoking the 25th Amendment.

At a star-studded fundraiser for President Joe Biden in Los Angeles last month, George Clooney wasn't the only one who came away concerned about the president.

Even before Biden made remarks that night, whispers of concern rippled through the audience at the Peacock Theater about the president who had just arrived from a long flight from Italy. Some of the biggest donors at the $30 million fundraising event, who had waited in line to take pictures with Biden, expressed unease at how the president looked and carried himself.

"He was less cogent than usual," said one attendee, who was surprised that during a smaller meeting with donors before the main event, Biden barely spoke. Instead, this person said, he left virtually all of the talking to former President Barack Obama, which struck some guests as unusual for a loquacious politician like Biden.

Obama is definitely ringleading this.

Biden's appearance in California struck attendees as starkly different from a fundraising gala he attended in March at Radio City Music Hall in New York, one Democrat guest told CNN, when Biden appeared on stage with Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

"There is a marked difference in the president from the spring to the summer," a senior Democrat told CNN. "He's just not the same."

Back in Washington, there have been clear signs throughout his term of Biden being increasingly stage-managed, with lists of talking points, names of questioners and drawings of where he should walk presented to him by aides. Ahead of closed-door Cabinet meetings that Biden attends, it is customary for Cabinet officials to submit questions and key talking points that they plan to present in front of Biden ahead of time to White House aides, two sources with direct knowledge told CNN.

I don't know if that last part is so terrible -- I'd want to be prepared to actually make a decision ahead of a meeting, too. (In theory: I'm extremely disorganized.)

But the overall picture is grim, and it suggests that Biden is just a vegetable programmed with scripts by his aides.

"The entire display is kind of an act," one of those sources told CNN. "They would come and say, 'Hey, the president is going to call on you about 25 minutes in, and ask this question. What are the bullet points you'll respond with?'"

The second source, who echoed that same description, said when Biden attends Cabinet meetings, they are "not free-wheeling, and pretty well-orchestrated." And the meetings themselves are infrequent, with one Cabinet secretary telling CNN they are uncertain of Biden's condition because they so rarely see him.

In fact, the last full Cabinet meeting took place on October 2, 2023.

Twitterer rSanti97 points out that Woodrow Wilson also kept his cabinet from meeting together in person, after his stroke left him incapacitated and his White House was run entirely by his wife and an army general.


Sources also said Cabinet meetings during the Obama years, which Biden attended as vice president, were not pre-scripted this way.


In many of these conversations, sources blamed the president's inner circle of advisers and family for what they said has become a painstakingly choreographed daily operation designed to prevent him from being in unscripted settings for extended periods of time.

"There's this general sense of just, unbelievable holding your breath every time he does an event, every time he's with people," one top Democrat in close touch with Biden's inner circle of advisers told CNN. This person added that some of those advisers have privately acknowledged: "This is going to get worse."

Another admission that the Marxist Media had this story ages ago, but chose to suppress it to deceive the public yet again:

Even last year, concern around Biden's age was noticeable -- and hardly a secret -- among Democratic power circles.

All Democrats, including the Democrats in the Marxist Media, continue pretending this all just happened in the past year and all claim to be blindsided by this news. Check this out:

[W]hen Biden spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus at their annual gala last September, attendees took notice of his slurring of words and at times, appearing confused. Some started to wonder: Is this more than just his stutter?

The thought among attendees who spoke to CNN was brushed aside -- until the presidential debate.

"He's declined," one House Democratic lawmaker who attended the gala told CNN.

LOL, really? You don't say.

I remember when I and other conservatives noticed that "prematurely," before the Democrat-Marxist Party decided it was Approved News, and we were smeared as peddlers of "disinformation" and "cheap fakes."

Yes, Biden's schedule is kept light to allow him to recover from... working 2-3 hours per day.

Bursts of activity are often followed by planned downtime which is fiercely protected on the president's schedule.

The practice of planned downtime extends to overseas trips as well.

French officials involved in the planning of the June state visit said that the Biden team had requested two days of rest during the five-day trip. Those so-called "down days" allowed First Lady Jill Biden to travel back to Wilmington, Delaware, to hold forth in the courtroom during Hunter Biden's trial on gun charges, but they also afforded the president large swaths of time to rest and prepare for the varied engagements on D-Day and in Paris with President Emmanuel Macron.

Ah. The Fanfare for the First Lady made the trip -- but Biden just sat in his hotel room and recovered.


When he arrived in Italy days later, one European diplomat mentioned that his exhaustion was apparent, as it had become in many recent encounters.

"At the G7, it was obvious that he was old. At one point, he wanted to sit and there was no chair," the diplomat said. "He was moving slowly. Stupid things, but they showed that he's an old person who need assistance. We all noticed it."

The Democrat-Marxist Party and its Media Auxilliaries are putting all their hopes on President Doctor Jill Biden, as well as Biden's sister Valerie.

Who, as Tucker Carlson reporter, objected emotionally to Biden running in 2020, knowing he had advancing dementia.

Jill Biden's campaign schedule has ramped up aggressively in recent weeks -- coinciding with the end of the spring semester at the community college where she teaches English. A reluctant politician, Jill Biden has emerged as one of her husband's top surrogates and fundraisers.

One Biden adviser, however, said that the first lady and the president's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, are the only figures in the president's orbit who could ultimately persuade him to exit the race, and only if they had hard data. "Jill and Valerie won't let him go down in flames," a Biden adviser said.

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Democrat Elites and Sneaky Snakes Scheme to Oust Middle Class Joe from Office

—Disinformation Expert Ace

The Elites are really turning on Biden -- Chuck Schumer is now talking about dumping Biden.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is privately open to replacing Biden on the top of the Democratic ticket, according to Axios.

That's in contrast with what he's said publicly, that he stands with the president despite his disastrous debate.

'As I've said before, I'm for Joe,' declared Schumer to waiting reporters as he returned from a recess this week.

More: Absolute twunt Gretchen Whitmer has been playing the snakiest game of attempting to replace Biden with her twuntish self while claiming she's totally with Middle Class Joe.

Here, she sticks the knife in deep: What would be the harm in taking a cognitive test, Vigorous Joe?

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Jim Hays @JayHamiltonMAN My brother had a stroke and when he's talking and loses his train of thought he says, "anyway," which is a tell word (that he forgot) and allows him to skip what he forgot but continue talking.

Biden also returned to 1988 form in telling the reporters that he's smarter than they are (in foreign policy, his self-insisted field of expertise). I mean, he might be smarter than some of them, but that's a low bar, innit it?
Just keep repeating, "I was Reassured by Biden's Masterful Command of Foreign Policy." Let's get this meme going.
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The Republican Party needs to crush all four. And they won't.
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She loves talking about Time, Space, and Venn Diagrams. She is pretending to be Neil DeGrasse Tyson. You lose, Kamala -- Neil DeGrasse Tyson is also an idiot.
Kamala can smell the Oval Office coming within reach -- she's almost giddy as she Explores the Studio Space with her dullard "unburdened by what has been" stump speech line. Look at her, getting all funky-fresh with it! She's feeling her oats now, Jack! What is she doing with her arms, man? It's like she's signalling to a ship on the horizon.
Harvard Caves, Retracts Suspensions for Five Pro-Hamas Protestors
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And the last season of Cobra Kai -- ??? -- returns to Netflix July 18. Can't wait to see that without paying Netflix.
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