August 22, 2019

Fredo Cuomo: Trump Isn't Aging Poorly In Office Only Because He Doesn't Care Enough About the Country to Age

—Ace of Spades

So they've abandoned their "He's got Alzheimer's so remove him!" attack line and replaced it with "He doesn't have Alzheimer's, remove him!" attack line.

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo suggested that President Trump hasn't aged as much as his predecessors because he doesn't care as much about the country's problems.

"It's been almost three years since Trump won the presidency," Cuomo said during his show, "Cuomo Prime Time," on Tuesday. "He looks exactly the same."


"His hair is--I don't know what's going on with that. But he may do things that presidents in the past haven't done to augment their physical reality, but it could also be he doesn't care the way others have," he added.

Maybe he just knows you don't have much power or influence (or time in the Ruling Class) remaining, so he just isn't bothered by your relentless attacks.

Meanwhile, I guess Joe Biden's rapidly deteriorating cognitive ability proves he cares about the country.

Vote for Fuzzy Joe -- he's senility is his patriotism.

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Kavanaugh Friend Sues Huffington Post for Defamation

—Ace of Spades

Gawkerize these motherfvckers.

A Gulfport professor and advocate is suing the national news website HuffPost alleging defamation involving a September 2018 story on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's days at Georgetown Prep school.

Derrick Evans’ lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Gulfport against HuffPost and its former journalist, Ashley Feinberg.

The lawsuit said HuffPost and Feinberg repeatedly defamed Evans and friend Douglas Kennedy to a nationwide audience on multiple occasions in September 2018 by falsely asserting that they helped arrange the purchase and delivery of cocaine at Georgetown Prep that resulted in the April 1984 death of David Kennedy, Douglas' brother and the son of the late U.S. attorney general and senator, Robert F. Kennedy.


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The lawsuit said in HuffPost's zeal to create a sensational article about Kavanaugh's years at Georgetown Prep and thereby drive traffic to its website, it fabricated the claim that Kennedy and Evans "helped score" the illegal narcotics that killed Douglas Kennedy’s older brother, David, in April 1984.

A leftwing clckbait/outrage site making up defamatory claims to get clicks?

I shan't believe it, said the Covington Kids. I simply shannot.

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Supercut: Watch as the Media Priesthood Attempts A Mass Ritual Incantation to Conjure a Recession Into Reality

—Ace of Spades

Spirit cooking status: Spirits cooked.

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Bill Kristol's New David French, His Next Evan McMullin, His Latest Attempt at Spoiler Candidate to Win the White House for His Democrat Funders, Has Long Maintained That Barack Obama Is a Muslim

—Ace of Spades

OUT: Attacking Trump for the conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya

IN: Supporting Joe Walsh for the conspiracy theory that Obama is a Muslim

Joe Walsh is going to challenge Trump because, whatever, I guess he's got some child-support bills that need payin'.

Joe Walsh, the impetuous former Republican congressman, will announce a beyond-long-shot primary bid against President Trump in the coming days, the New York Times reports.

Walsh, who was elected out of Illinois as part of the Tea Party wave of 2010, then ousted by Democrat Tammy Duckworth two years later, made his name as a loud adversary of President Obama (while gaining some personal notoriety on the left for his inability to make child-care payments).

Breitbart notes that Joe Walsh has run as a pro-choice moderate previously:

Walsh is something of a political chameleon. He ran for Congress in 1996 as a moderate, pro-choice Republican, challenging long-time Democrat incumbent Rep. Sidney Yates in the 9th district of Illinois. He lost; this author likewise challenged a Democrat incumbent in 2010 and lost, though that effort helped Walsh win in the nearby 8th district, where he unseated Rep. Melissa Bean (D-IL) by a handful of votes and survived a long recount battle.



This is the sensible moderate who will appeal to Suburban Wine Moms that we've been looking for:


Thanks to Will Chamberlain for digging up those tweets.

This exchange with Bill Kristol about that is precious:

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Hasan Piker, a Young Turk Employee -- and Cenk Uygur's Nephew -- Calls Soldier Who Shot Out Dan Crenshaw's Eye "Brave," Says America Absolutely Deserved the Muslim Attack of 9/11

—Ace of Spades

I think the surprise here is that they've managed to avoid explicitly praising 9/11 for so long.

He said this on Twitch, another social media company that punishes speech they don't like.

He will not be punished for this.

Reviewing a clip of U.S. Military veteran Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talking to podcast host Joe Rogan, Hasan Piker of "The Young Turks" mocked Crenshaw's lost eye, a wartime injury, in vile fashion and said America "deserved" 9/11.

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He added, "Isn't that how [Dan Crenshaw] f***ing lost his dumba** eye, because he got his f***ing eye hole f***ed, by a brave soldier?"

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During the same stream, Piker said the United States "deserved" to have the Twin Towers targeted by suicide bombers on September 11, 2001, killing 3,000 innocents.

Then, on Twitter, he doubled down and told people to "stop being a f***ing idiot" for denying America "deserved" 9/11.


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"Study:" Almost Half of All Americans Wear the Same Underwear For At Least Two Days

—Ace of Spades

Is that all?

Cvcks!

A foul 45 percent of Americans have worn the same pair of jocks for two days or longer, a new study has found.

The survey by underwear company Tommy John asked 1,000 men and women about their hygiene habits. And the results were rank.

Nearly half said they'd worn the same underwear at least two days in a row -- while a hygiene-hating 13 percent of people said they’d worn the same pair for a week or more.

I believe a man should change his underwear like he changes his tires -- seasonally, with the purpose of avoiding uneven wear.

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Harry Windsor and His Wife Criticized for Talking Up the Dangers of Global Warming Before Burning Tons of Jet Fuel for Me-Time Holidays

—Ace of Spades

Before getting into that, do check out the resort the Google Camp was held at -- costing $20 million for three days, it has been reported.

Think about all the jets and yachts needed to collect the Dull and the Dim for this Roman holiday. Think about all the trees that were cut down for the resort's multiple golf courses.

And it was at this Bacchanal that Harry Windsor (he's not my Prince, nor, frankly, anyone else's) gave a speech -- barefoot, for some reason -- about how we must all do our utmost to reduce carbon emissions.

Before jetting off to Spain and then to France.

This article from Forbes notes the backlash:

British Royal couple Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle triggered widespread outrage recently after lecturing the world about climate change while flying around the world in private jets.

"With nearly 7.7 billion people inhabiting this Earth, every choice, every footprint, every action makes a difference," the Duke of Sussex said on Instagram a few days before jetting off with the Duchess to Ibiza, Spain and then to Nice, France.


BBC calculates that those two flights alone produced six times more emissions than the average Briton does each year and over 100 times more than the average resident of the African nation of Lesotho.

Friends of Harry and Meghan rushed to the couple's defense. "I'm calling on the press to cease these relentless and untrue assassinations," said Elton John.

"Imagine being attacked" tweeted Ellen, the comedian, "when all you're trying to do is make the world a better place."

But their celebrity defenders only added fuel to the fire. "So stop lecturing us on how we live our lives and live by example," responded one Briton.

Obviously.

This writer makes a great point about the blatant hypocrisy on display here -- what this hypocrisy was neither unconsidered nor inadvertent, but a semi-conscious power move to boldly proclaim, "The Rules do not apply to me. I am The Ruler, not the Ruled"?

A simpler explanation for the hypocrisy of celebrities who moralize about climate change is that it is a way of flaunting their special status.

Hypocrisy is the ultimate power move. It is a way of demonstrating that one plays by a different set of rules from the ones adhered to by common people. Hypocrisy demonstrates how unaccountable one is to conventional morality.

Another Google Camp attendee, the 15 year old autistic girl who has now become the newest Childe Prophet of environmental religion, is taking a ship to America. She's taking a ship in order to avoid the obvious objection of trans-global travel -- that she's pumping out a hell of a lot of carbon dioxide for someone says she's literally in a "panic" about how much carbon dioxide other people are pumping out.

She claims that this latest Children's Crusade is "zero emissions" and "carbon neutral."

You will not be very surprised to learn that that is yet another despicable lie.

In addition to all the carbon dioxide that a (mostly) wind-propelled yacht produces -- those refrigerators don't run on solar power -- she's also not publicizing the fact that the two crews she has taken on to run the boat for her will be... traveling by airplane.

There's much about this stunt and its main protagonist to mock. But just for the purposes of this article, ignore for a moment both the grotesque cynicism of egregiously exploiting a clearly troubled and vulnerable child to advance an eco-totalitarian political agenda, and the incongruity that few of us can whistle up a $4million, 18-metre (60ft) yacht from Prince Albert of Monaco to cross the Atlantic to assuage our enviro-guilt, and consider just one question.



Precisely how green is the Blessed Greta's planet-saving maritime odyssey?

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Some intriguing revelations about the crewing arrangements emerged soon after departure. It turns out that the three westbound crossing crew will be flying back from New York to Europe, while the replacement crew of five will be flying from Europe to New York for the return passage.

So that's three transatlantic flights for Greta's Ark westbound crew to return from New York, plus five more for its replacement eastbound crew to get to New York. I'm guessing those flights won't be in Economy, either. What's their 'carbon' -footprint? Why can't she just fly to New York with her father? Or even address the United Nations via Skype?

Read the whole thing. Everything about this gold-plated "zero emissions" trip is a lie.

Help! Someone told me that Google Camp directed powerful search-lamps at the windows of the resort overlooking their outdoor party to blind anyone who dared to scan their gaze over the precious Googlers.

Not blind them permanently, of course. But to direct enough light at them that they could not lay their prole eyes upon the Exalted Googlers.

BTW, non-Googlers paid a lot of money to stay at that ultra-luxe resort.

Though I heard this, I haven't been able to find a citation for that.

Have any of you read this? If so, where?

And until then, don't take my mention of this as anything other than pure rumor. I've tried and tried to track it down and am starting to doubt the story.


Posted by Ace of Spades at 01:14 PM Comments

Trump Considering... Precrime?

—Ace of Spades



Related: 29 people have been arrested since the El Paso shooting on suspicion of intent to commit a mass murder, Ed Morrissey notes.

I can't evaluate any of these because I don't have the facts. As a matter of pure ideology, I don't know if this is typical "Do Something!" government overreaction at the expense of liberty, or if it's the government doing what is frequently suggested it do to combat mass shootings -- actually use the laws you already have on the books to color-up a possible shooter's police jacket.

Many previous mass shooters could have been stopped from buying the guns they later used to kill people if they had actually been prosecuted for crimes in their past, instead of let go without even an admission of a felony that would block them from buying more weapons.

Those are the two polar possibilities; I suspect the reality is somewhere in the middle.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 12:02 PM Comments

The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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Yes! Please keep accusing everyone and everything of being racist. The quicker that stupid word leaves the lexicon the better. When milk and shoes and wide (or narrow) lapels and "niggardly" and black holes and Devil's Food Cake can be accused of being racist, then the word is useless and should be retired.

But the interesting question is: "Who gets to decide what is racist?" When the various Indian nations around Washington DC are ambivalent about the name "Washington Redskins," is it really up to White liberals in the offices of the Washington Post to step in and decide? What is that, the modern version of "The White Man's Burden?"

Minorities Don't Believe Trump Is a Racist

I know the NY Times disagrees, but it is entirely possible that President Trump doesn't give a rat's ass what color or ethnicity people are, and his obsessive focus is on whether they agree with and support his policies.

That's why these ridiculous accusations can be debunked so easily, and why the possibly even stupider ANTI-SEMITE! charges are patently comical. The enthusiastic support that the President has expressed for Israel is difficult to ignore, yet the media seems to manage it rather well. Amazing.

I was going to make the point that we should judge the President by his actions and not his words, but that simply isn't fair or rational. His statements about Charlottesville and sending Tlaib and Omar back where they came from are excellent examples of his words being mangled by a hostile press. What he said was fine; what was reported was not.

So...record minority employment, rising wages, and a president who isn't afraid to fight back against his enemies (and win!) seems to be more important than vague charges of racism leveled by the usual suspects, based on nothing more than curiously and disingenuously edited snippets of speeches and comments.

Whether this translates to electoral success within the various minority communities remains to be seen. Do I expect Trump landslides in Detroit and Newark and Oakland? No, of course not. But I am cautiously optimistic that there are a few percentage points to be had, and perhaps more importantly, a failure in the traditional Democrat GOTV efforts in these areas.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Sea Boots
Andrew Wyeth

Commenter Bandersnatch has been around these parts ever since I inherited this slot from rdbrewer. He is moving on to more mature and intelligent pastures (middle school teacher), so we won't have him to kick us around quite as regularly for our low-brow tastes.

Bandersnatch graciously pointed me in Andrew Wyeth's direction, and for that I am grateful. He is one of the giants of 20th century American art, yet I knew very little of his work. The piece above is in recognition of the interesting and serious and lighthearted comments Bandersnatch has graced us with for all these years.

[What really impresses is his rational analysis of the art; I find that kind of cogitation vanishingly rare in Red Sox fans. Perhaps one of his parents was normal...]

Bonus Wyeth below the fold.

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The Morning Report - 8/22/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Thursday and the question is what do you call confirmed, raging anti-Semites that accuse someone, whose children happen to be Jewish, of being anti-Semitic? The answer is of course Democrats. The war of words between President Trump and two of that party's most prominent faces, Bro-Fo Omar and Rancida Taliban, which began by the former's unforgiveable sin of merely quoting the latters' own words and rap sheets, escalated with last week's failed attempt by the twin towers of taqqiya and terror to enter the sovereign territory of Israel to agitate for its destruction. Naturally, the Democrats reflexively had to defend these unreconstructed seventh-century pit vipers by attacking Netanyahu, and Trump.

And that's when Trump dropped a 10-megaton truth nuke by rightfully calling out American Jews who support the Democrat Party and Bro-Fo and Rancida as "disloyal." Yesterday's rant, which centered on a pull quote from Rabbi Aryeh Spero in which he described the President's words as "crude" started a bit of a debate in the comments, and no doubt will add fuel to the discussion. First off, as a Jew and as someone who has bemoaned the complete insanity of way too many of my co-religionists' politics, not only do I agree with the President's rebuke, it was a very long time in coming. Once again, by him daring to utter that which must never be uttered in public - i.e. the unvarnished truth - he shines a very bright light not on him but on the lies, hypocrisy and abject failure of the Democrat-Left-Media Complex.

Now that said, the imbroglio we find ourselves in centers around the word "disloyal." It was perhaps the wrong word to use but I completely understand what he was getting at, as evidenced by the above paragraph. Actually, I think most people did as well, except of course for his enemies. The disloyal meme is a classic anti-Semitic trope that smears Jews for allegedly having secret anti-American allegiances to the war-mongering child-defiling, weather-controlling, economy-tampering, Christ-killing Elders of Zion in the Fortress of Solitude somewhere on 13th Avenue in Borough Park, Brooklyn. [giant sarc tag].

But in using that word, the President has forced the party of slavery, Jim Crow, infanticide in the service of eugenics, actual concentration camps and totalitarian tyranny that stood by the four shambling sacks of bile, estrogen and ignorance collectively known as "The Squad" as they intentionally smeared all of America's Jews as "disloyal" to now have to disavow that word - all because the President used it. Heh.

For the umpteenth time, people bristle at Trump for seemingly shooting at the hip and being "crude." He's not. He's being truthful. And to that I say, more please.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:51 AM Comments

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (8/21/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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Open Thread

—Ace of Spades

Nikki Haley rebuts the alleged "rumors" that Trump will pick her to replace Pence as VP:

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The Economist: The World's Poor Are Eating More Meat Which Means They'll Live Longer and Healthier Lives But It's Very Sad Because of Global Warming
Plus: Slavery-Shaming from the New York Times and Nation of Islam

—Ace of Spades

No, really. They're against the world's poor having healthy food.

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DHS Announces New Rule Ending "Catch and Release," Will Permit Families to be Detained Together Until Their Immigration Hearings

—Ace of Spades

So we're not going to "separate families" any longer.

Of course, the left and the NeverTrumpers (but I repeat myself) are now complaining about not separating children from parents.

You'd almost start to think that it's not "the horror of family separation" they oppose, but rather any border enforcement and any deportation of illegals.

You'd almost think that they know it's politically unpopular to announce their actual goal of Open Borders, so they instead pick and paw at every tiny aspect of border enforcement so they can agitate for Open Borders without admitting they're doing so.

To address the unprecedented flow of families across the Southwest border, the Trump administration on Wednesday announced regulations that will allow families to be detained together, pending disposition of their immigration hearings.

The goal is to end "catch and release." Asylum-seeking families will no longer be released into the United States with a promise to appear in immigration court -- promises that are mostly not kept, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan noted.

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Under the current interpretation of the Flores settlement, families with minor children must be released within 20 days, on a promise to appear for their hearings, which may take years to happen.

"The Flores settlement is operationally outdated and does not respond to the current immigration crisis," McAleenan told the news conference.

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All Democrat Presidential Candidates, Except Tulsi Gabbard, Absolutely Refuse to Condemn Antifa When Directly Asked

—Ace of Spades

Oh right, being insufficiently condemnatory about political violence is also grounds for a quasi-criminal public prosecution.

Except when the Ruling Class decides they like a little political violence.

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Pilot: Prince Andrew Flew Aboard the Lolita Express When Jeffrey Epstein's 17-Year-Old "Sex Slave" Was Aboard

—Ace of Spades

If the pilot is telling the truth, this is damning -- private planes aren't big enough for the claim "I never saw her there" to be credible.

And if you saw her -- you didn't... ask a question?

And then you flew with her on the private plane again?

Prince Andrew flew on Jeffrey Epstein’s private jet -- at least twice -- with the disgraced money manager's alleged 17-year-old sex slave Virginia Roberts on board, the pilot claimed.

The royal flew on the late financier’s private jet -- which has also played host to VIP guests including former President Bill Clinton, model Naomi Campbell and sex-scandal-plagued Hollywood star Kevin Spacey -- a number of times, according to a deposition by pilot David Rodgers, 66.

On two of those trips, Roberts -- who now goes by her married name Giuffre -- was also on board, according to the June 3, 2016 legal deposition, released to Giuffre's lawyers in New York 12 days ago. The deposition is among 2,000 court documents relating to a settled defamation case involving Giuffre and British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell.

The revelation marks the first time allegations emerged that both Andrew and Virginia were on Epstein's jet at the same time.

Rolling Stone wants to know: Why is the Washington Post pushing conspiracy theories?

Establishment media figures also got into the game. On the morning of August 10th, Washington Post staffer Carol Leonnig tweeted a link to a news story she co-wrote with three other Washington Post reporters. The story itself was fairly straightforward, reiterating what were then the known facts of Epstein’s death. Leonnig's tweet, however, was less so. "People close to Epstein fear he was murdered," wrote the longtime Post staffer and 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner, citing reports that Epstein had told authorities someone had tried to kill him weeks earlier. "He was described as being in good spirits in recent days. . . ."


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But perhaps more to the point, the language of the tweet sounded suspiciously similar to the outpouring of conspiracy theories that have appeared following Epstein’s death, from those on the far right speculating that the Clintons were behind it to those on the left who pointed to Trump -- or, more often than not, just vaguely gestured at other unidentified, shadowy forces.

I'll add this: It's not that they're pushing conspiracy theories. It's that the media as a whole has decided that you are deserving of being deplatformed and fired from your job if you spread what the Ruling Class claims to be conspiracy theories.

Alex Jones, for example.

They went after Michael Flynn because his son tweeted about "PizzaGate."

They are branding "conspiracy theories" as essentially a species of White Supremacy.

Meanwhile, this class of supposed anti-conspiracy-theory zealots inflicted the Russia Collusion Conspiracy Theory on the nation for three fucking years.

Equally, they are recategorizing anti-government speech as a type of White Supremacy too. See that scorcher of a piece by Angelo Codevilla in the sidebar.

Yet, any conspiracy theory about Jeffrey Epstein being murdered or deliberately given the privacy and encouragement to kill himself is of course, unavoidably, an "anti-government" idea.

So: Why is the Washington Post permitting one of its reporters not only to trade in conspiracy theories, but even to report on the story about which she is pushing out conspiracy theories?

And, next question:

What do they think is going to happen once people get sick of a nasty, brutalizing Ruling Class forcing harsh penalties on everyday citizens for violating supposed extralegislative laws that they themselves have perfect immunity from?

Ruling Classes that exist entirely to harass and harm the citizenry do not remain Ruling Classes long after the people realize that many of their problems could be solved by removing that class.


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David French: Trump Is a Bigot Against Jews For Saying That Jews Who Vote Democrat Are Betraying Other Jews and Israel

—Ace of Spades



A friend snarks: "Trump should've just claimed not supporting Israel compromises Jewish witness. "

When he means is that David French routinely attacks Christians for betraying Christian morality for supporting Trump, i.e., voting Republican.

So it's bigoted when Trump does it, but just Followin' Jesus' Example when French does it.

The Pharisees and the Shep Smith Republicans will be the doom of us.

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Former Senator Hank Brown Comments on His Former Colleague Joe Biden's Mental Fitness: "I will be surprised if he survives the primaries"

—Ace of Spades

I assume he intended "survives the primaries" to mean "prevails in the primaries," but who knows. Biden is old and fading.

Brown: Senator Biden is a pleasant, outgoing individual. He was consistently one of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate. To hear him described as a moderate could happen only in Washington, D.C.

Freeman: For an unrelated project, I have just screened six hours of campaign tape on Joe Biden. As you might expect, an original thought did not once interrupt the partisan boilerplate. But there was another problem, a problem not unknown to those of us of a certain age. The word Biden was looking for was, more than occasionally, hidden in the back of a closet. You've watched him for more than 30 years. Is he up to the job he's applied for?

Brown: I never observed in him the qualities of intellect, vision, exceptional integrity, or savvy that are required in an effective president. I will be surprised if he survives the primaries.

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Trump Doubles Down on Israel, Trashes Media in Press Conference

—Ace of Spades

Just moments ago.

Trump said something about the right to bear arms, and a leftwing agitator with a press pass said, "That's an NRA talking point," and Trump said, "That's a Trump talking point."

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Democrat Front Group The Bulwark Claims That Pence Said "You Didn't Build That" (Spoiler: He Didn't)

—Ace of Spades

This group is obviously being funded mostly by Democrat money. They're now just another Democrat front group. They're not even pretending to be otherwise.

But shouldn't they, you know, pretend a little better?

I'm sure they have no ethical qualms about lying. They're just too lazy to bother.

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Here's what Pence said, which, according to Jim "My Next Meal Depends on Pleasing My Leftwing Masters" Swift, is just like saying "You didn't build that:"

We’re going to keep fighting for American jobs and American opportunities and American manufacturing, not just for this great industrial heartland, but for all the hardworking men and women of this country.

And I want to promise all of you that it's those men and women that are never far from our minds. I mean, I'm talking about the people who make things and grow things; who spend their days building more than a Facebook page; who read the local paper, not the New York Times; who wear uniforms at home and abroad. (Applause.) I'm talking about people that put faith, and family, and freedom first. They love this country and they know what a blessing it is to be a citizen of the United States of America.

If you're wondering how this is anything like "You didn't build that," join the club. Jim Swift doesn't explain. I guess his Democrat paymasters aren't paying him enough to explain, just to assert.

Even this sad cuck gets it:



This is David Brock level stuff and yes I'm wondering if David Brock has brought this group of fellow traveler turncoats into his funding network.

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The Morning Rant

—OregonMuse

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"There have been huge protests taking place in Hong Kong over the past several weeks. Crowd estimates are up to 2 million, which is quite remarkable for a country with a total population of 7 million.

Hong Kong protestors are singing hymns. In fact, the hymn 'Sing Hallelujah to the Lord' has become the unofficial anthem of the protests. But that's not all. They're also flying the American flag and singing the American national anthem.

"For these reasons, it is clear that this is not a progressive protest. This is a conservative and even, dare I say it, a Christian-based protest. You can also tell this is not a progressive-based protest because the protesters are removing the rubbish from the streets after the protests. This is something progressives never do. If this were a pink hat/Anti-Trump hate fest protest, the entire city would look and smell like a homeless camp, the streets would be filthy, filled with rubbish, and dotted with steaming piles of poo. And petty crime would be rampant, and some not so petty, like rape. Yeah, #metoo, b*tches.

"You can also tell these are not progressive protests because they are remaining focused on the issue that sparked them, that is, Beijing's proposed new extradition rules. In contrast, rat bastard commie protests are all over the map, as every brain-dead progressive with a grudge and a general feeling of resentment and entitlement (which would be all of them, actually) shows up to push his/her/xir pet issue, whether it's hate Trump, hate Israel, hate white people, hate guns, hate America, or hate Trump. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what the protests are actually about because of all the sub-protests, and I also think a number of guys show up just to party and to see if they can pick up some loose trim. Yeah, #metoo again.

"Progressives are no doubt champing at the bit to get involved with the HK protests to turn them into a progressive hate orgy. They would love to do that. But so far, they appear to have been unable to. Perhaps it's because of the hymn-singing and the flying of the American flag unironically and with pride. Singing Christian hymns to a progressive is, heh, waving an actual cross in the face of an actual vampire. Because progressives can only exist by draining the life of others. So never invite progressives to your protest. They'll only cause trouble, sh* all over everything and then run away, leaving you to clean up their mess."



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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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Steel Foundry, Coatesville, Pa.
Ralston Crawford

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The Morning Report - 8/21/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. Middle of the week and the officially sanctioned Democrat Party anti-Semitism remains a hot topic, but it's President Trump's reaction to it that underscores one of his greatest strengths: His willingness, even eagerness to fight back. From our Politics section, Rabbi Aryeh Spero writing in American Greatness:

...People mischaracterize and belittle Trump's tweets as un-presidential and unbecoming of his office. He can be crude, to be sure. In reality, the president is using the platform [Twitter] to deny and challenge the assertions of the people - media manipulators and rabble-rousing liberal politicians - who would disdain and debase this great country... For truly, when Trump's opponents smear him over his position on immigration, borders, nationalism, patriotism, or they call him a racist, they don't mean just him. They are talking about you and me and anyone who holds similar positions...

[UPDATE: Several commenters are correct to take exception to the Rabbi's declamation that the president "can be crude" without citing one single incident of his alleged crudeness. I agree with them. He's far from crude. He's honest. Paraphrasing Harry Truman, "he gives them the truth and they think it's hell."]

The President's taking to Twitter or any available microphone on any given occasion to defend himself, and really all of us as the good Rabbi states, has got the Democrat-Left-Media and their cuckservative confederates completely apoplectic. It's not that he offends their sensibilities and all that rot. It's because by going after them, mostly with all the subtlety and sophistication of two sets of brass knuckles and a cutting torch, he cuts through their lies and distortions, exposing them as the frauds they are and forcing them to defend the indefensible. That is something that's never been done, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan. And if polling and anecdotal evidence showing significant defections among blacks, Latinos and other heretofore solidly Democrat constituencies is any indicator, it poses an existential threat to that party's electoral competitiveness and, what they considered as little as three years ago, electoral domination. Hence, open borders and now the "white supremacy" myth.

It's a two-fisted attack by Donny Two-Scoops; expose the lies and then make them commit multiple self-inflicted dick-punches or rake-steps in trying to defend the indefensible. All one has to do is look at the way Dubya or the past two GOP nominees handled their attackers; curl up in a ball, beg for mercy and blame their own supposed base for all their alleged sins. No more. Hell, they never once called out their opponents or policies, as was SOP for the GOP. And that was half the problem. In not responding to being tarred and feathered as the illegitimate child of Snidely Whiplash and Adolf Hitler, too many Americans were led to believe that the party of slavery, racism and in-utero (and now ex-utero) baby killing were the good guys. While it certainly helped to have virtually the entire media and academia from K to post-grad in their back pockets, especially in the pre-alternative media age, it was no excuse to not fight back. Note that it's assholes like George Will who out of one side of their cake-holes claim politics ain't beanbag while out the other proclaim fighting back in any manner, let alone the way the orange-comb-over gavone from Queens does, is beneath the dignity of elected office. But I digress.

Trump rhetorically kicking over the tables of the moneychangers in the temple I think is going to be, or has the potential to be, a sea change in American politics going forward. But, delicious as it all is, it wouldn't have been worth jack shit had his policies, especially the tax cuts and tariffs, not created the greatest economic boom in a century. That too was a slap in the face to the globalists who both poo-pooed it as "a magic wand" and because it disproved their own previously unassailable economic theories. More crucially, it threw a monkey wrench into their plot to destroy our economy and serve us up to some sort of Soros-led world dictatorship on a silver platter.

As I said, it has the potential to be a political sea change, but since sadly, Trump cannot be president for the next 40 years, the big question is will his way of doing things be the spark that ignites Trumpism as a political movement or is it going to be a mere flash in the pan (cue lyrics to We Don't Need Another Hero, in the bridge just before the sax solo)? Whatever the future holds, things cannot and will not go on as before, not with the Democrat Party fully exposed to a much broader audience as the evil tyrants we always knew them to be. For sure, come the inevitable day they do recapture the White House, "interesting times" will most definitely ensue.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

NOTE https://www.city-journal.org/san-franciscos-municipal-budget: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (8/20/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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(Mystery Click)


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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“We are hugely disappointed to learn of this, and it is being dealt with in cooperation with the relevant authorities. Salford City does not tolerate the use of racist or abusive language or behaviour and we will take relevant action against the person responsible in conjunction with Greater Manchester Police" Spokesperson for Salford City


Quote II

The next time a legislator, mayor, or governor rails about plastic straws or the Paris Climate Accord, be assured that his state’s roads are clogged, his public schools failing—and he is clueless or indifferent about it.Victor Davis Hanson


Quote III

“Equality is a fundamental right of every citizen and a duty of our society,” she declares. “Equal opportunities are not only an indispensable feature of a democratic society, but also a crucial foundation for a nation’s innovation, economy and general well-being.Maddalena Marini


Quote IV

“Many of the most serious diseases today are a function of aging. Thus, identifying the molecular mechanisms and treatments of aging should be an urgent priority. Unless we address aging at its root cause, we’re not going to continue our linear, upward progress toward longer and longer life spans.” David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School


Quote V

In any event, thanks to immigrants, all Americans are learning the vital importance of ethnic chauvinism and territorial sovereignty for your own ethnic group.

The epitaph on the El Paso Walmart mass shooting should be: Diversity is a strength! Ann Coulter


Quote VI

“A career in Washington was never my objective. My objective has always been to address significant challenges this nation faces: trade, health care, immigration, and infrastructure to name just a few.

“However, it appears to me that rhetoric overwhelms policy, and politics consumes much of the oxygen in this city. The time has come to make a difference for my family – to focus my time and energy upon them, their needs, their goals, As George Washington is quoted: ‘I would rather be on my farm than emperor of the world.’”Rep. Paul Mitchell

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Claim: Trump Has Reassured Wayne LaPierre, Current Head of the NRA, That Universal Background Checks Are Off the Table in Gun Discussions

—Ace of Spades

Weirdly, I saw NeverTrumpers complaining about Trump's lack of dedication to pushing for universal background checks.


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New Allegations Against Jeffrey Epstein Are Almost Impossible to Believe -- Almost

—Ace of Spades

Horrors beyond horrors are alleged in the newly-released details of a 2015 lawsuit.

I should stress these are allegations, untested by any finder of fact.

Next Top Model scout Jean-Luc Brunel flew poor 12-year-old triplets in from France as a BIRTHDAY PRESENT for Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, unsealed documents claim

High-profile Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre described the sadistic birthday present in unsealed court documents from a 2015 lawsuit

She said the millionaire bragged about paying to have the 12-year-old girls, believed to be sisters, flown in from France for one day

The gift allegedly came from Epstein's longtime friend Jean-Luc Brunel

Epstein invested $1million to help launch Brunel's Miami-based modeling firm MC2, in return for a 'supply of girls on tap', the suit claims

Brunel allegedly supplied illegitimate visas for underage girls from foreign countries and Epstein housed them at his brother's apartment in Manhattan

The model scout, 72, has denied all involvement in Epstein's alleged crimes

The Jerusalem Post has further nearly unbelievable claims.

One of Epstein's partners, Jean-Luc Bruno, was suspected of providing the pedophile with minors for the purpose of sexually assaulting them. Bruno opened an international modeling agency by the name of MC2 through which he managed to collect approximately 1000 teenage girls for Epstein.

According to testimony's by some of Bruno's previous employees, he would obtain visas for the girls into the United States and would even join some of Epstein's journeys around the world.

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Epstein even owned an apartment in the heart of Paris, where many underage women were seen alongside celebrities, whose names were banned from advertising.

I think that "advertising" is actually a mistranslation of "publicization." These words are often confused in translating.

Is this stuff real?

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True Conservative and NeverTrump Model of What a Real Republican Looks Like Mitt Romney: Let's Pass a Carbon Tax to Stop All This Deadly Global Warming

—Ace of Spades

Hey, remember a few weeks back when I noted the new trend in Fake Republicanism, such as the kind practiced by Frank Luntz and David French, was to start talking up carbon taxes and leftist environmentalist dogma?

Well, here's your Third Time Proves the Rule.

From KUTV:

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney said Monday that he believes climate change is happening and human activity is a significant contributor.

During a speech at the conservative Sutherland Institute in Salt Lake City, the senator acknowledged that the position is rare among his fellow Republicans, but one that younger people seem to respond to more strongly than older conservatives.

"In some respects, (by speaking with newer conservatives), I'll be able to make inroads with some of the young people coming along," he said...

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Romney discussed the benefits of a carbon tax, a fee based on each ton of carbon dioxide emissions produced by fossil fuels that some major oil companies have adopted.

So bets, please: How long until the majority of NeverTrump gets behind this, all the while claiming that they're sticking with Eternal Conservative Principle while "grifters" adapt their positions to match Trump's?

Thanks to Deep State is Deep Shit.

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lol: Disney and Sony Unable to Reach Deal on Renewing Rights-Sharing Agreement Over Spider-Man; Disney/Marvel Will Go Back to Plan of SJW Characters No One Cares About

—Ace of Spades

lol.

Now, this could very well just be saber-rattling. As a James Bond fan, I heard many times that Roger Moore was done with the role, before news broke that he'd just signed to do another one at for an assumedly-larger paycheck.

But at the moment, Sony thinks it doesn't need Marvel to make Spider-Man work.

Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige won't produce any further Spider-Man films because of an inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms that would have given the former a co-financing stake going forward. A dispute that has taken place over the past few months at the top of Disney and Sony has essentially nixed Feige, and the future involvement of Marvel from the Spider-Man universe, sources said.

Sony is probably fighting for some kind of deal that cedes them the Spider-Man character in perpetuity or near-perpetuity. Marvel is meanwhile thinking that if they let Sony make Spider-Man movies, they'll just fail again, and eventually give the character up due to not making movies at the contractually-specified pace (something like a minimum of one Spider-Man movie every 4 or 5 years or something).

The article explained the disagreement. It's just about money:

There is a lot of webbing here, but it all comes down to money, and it’s easy to understand why both sides refused to give ground. Disney asked that future Spider-Man films be a 50/50 co-financing arrangement between the studios, and there were discussions that this might extend to other films in the Spider-Man universe. Sony turned that offer down flat, and I don’t believe they even came back to the table to figure out a compromise. Led by Tom Rothman and Tony Vinciquerra, Sony just simply didn’t want to share its biggest franchise. Sony proposed keeping the arrangement going under the current terms where Marvel receives in the range of 5% of first dollar gross, sources said. Disney refused.

This leaves Marvel Disney with:

Iron Man dead

Captain America retired and "super-aged"

Black Widow dead

Hawkeye retired and even when he wasn't retired, still just Hawkeye

Hulk still partly controlled by Universal

Spider-Man apparently departed for the sure-to-fail "Sony Spider-Man Cinematic Universe"

Thor supposedly still around, but probably soon to be replaced by his gender-swapped replacement, also called "Thor" because no one would see a movie called "The Savage Sword of Jane Foster."

Marvel still has:

Captain Marvel, a character no one cares about played by an actress no one likes

Ms. Marvel, a Muslim-American girl who can stretch and enlarge her body like Mr. Fantastic, who no one really likes

The Fantastic Four, a team that has failed three times at the box office before, led by Mr. Fantastic, who no one really likes

The badly damaged X-Men, a very diminished brand due to overexposure and bad movie outings

The Eternals, a group of cosmic beings who never did much in sales or impact, who are complete ripoffs of DC's New Gods, another group of cosmic beings who never did much in sales or impact. Both groups were created by Jack Kirby in his declining years.

Nova, a character you never heard of and for good reason too

Quasar, a character who can be described as "the poor man's Nova"

Pulsar, a character who could be described as "a gender- and race-swapped Quasar"

Black Panther, a very overpowered and overrated character that White Liberals and Fake Geeks pretended to be totally in love with for two months

Ant-Man, a character that even Marvel itself treats like an embarrassing joke

and the Guardians of the Galaxy. I always thought this franchise was dumb, "science fiction" for people who don't like science fiction, "action" for Fake Geek Girls who don't like actual action, and I gotta think the public appetite for this crew is fading.

Oh, and I forgot: They're reviving Blade, which people are pretending to be excited about. And rumor has it that Blade will be religion-swapped to be... duh duh duh... a Muslim.

Despite the fact that characters in Marvel movies who might be expected to be Christian are never noted as such. "Christian" means, in Marvel, not really religious at all, but Blade, rumor has it, will be characterized with religious belief.

There will be no religion in all of Marvel except for Islam and... well, Norse, I guess.

So that's what Marvel has to work with going forward. Some old characters no one really cares about and some new characters no one's ever really liked.

In unrelated yet related news, Disney's stocks slid a bit due to a whistleblower claiming that Disney had overstated its income by billions in years past.

A former Walt Disney Co. accountant says she has filed a series of whistleblower tips with the Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has materially overstated revenue for years.

Sandra Kuba, formerly a senior financial analyst in Disney's DIS, -0.12% revenue-operations department who worked for the company for 18 years, alleges that employees working in the parks-and-resorts business segment systematically overstated revenue by billions of dollars by exploiting weaknesses in the company's accounting software.

Kuba said she has met with officials from the SEC on several occasions to discuss the allegations.

A spokeswoman for the SEC declined to comment.
...

Kuba's whistleblower filings, which have been reviewed by MarketWatch, outline several ways employees allegedly boosted revenue, including recording fictitious revenue for complimentary golf rounds or for free guest promotions. Another alleged action Kuba described in her SEC filing involved recording revenue for $500 gift cards at their face value even when guests paid a discounted rate of $395.


Kuba has also alleged that employees sometimes recorded revenue twice for gift cards, both when guests bought the gift card and when it was used at a resort. Sometimes, revenue was recorded even though a gift card was given to a guest for free following a customer complaint, for instance, according to the whistleblower's allegations.

Disney calls these charges "without merit."

Which is what I call its dying Star Wars brand, but that's a separate issue.

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The Surgeon Who Performed Two Operations To Fix Joe Biden's Defective Brain: I Can Assure You That Joe Biden's Brain Is, For the Moment, "Functioning"

—Ace of Spades

The man who frequently loses his chain of thought and speaks in gibberish and who is increasingly kept "cloistered" by his staff to keep the public from seeing more of his cognitive disabilities has a brain that is, arguably, "functioning"?

That's the most Biden's doctor can say in support of his brain? That it's currently "functioning"?

And that his brain isn't any worse than it used to be, when he was also, um, special?

How very unreassuring.

Deliberately unreassuring? Who can say, who can say.

But it is interesting, some of have pointed out, that Barack Obama won't endorse him.

Is Obama not as reassured by Biden's "functioning" brain as he'd like to be?

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If you're worried that a guy who started out as a dummy might not be up to being president as his already cognitively-suspect brain experiences a quickening tempo of age-related, inevitable deterioration, don't worry, says the Democrat Public Relations firm called Politico.

Biden isn't super-old -- he's a super-ager. He just gets younger and smarter every year!

From the people who brought you Funemployment, now comes super-aging:

[C]oncerns about Biden’s age and mental fitness are likely overblown, according to experts on aging and the brain, as well as actuarial tables used by the insurance industry to estimate the health and longevity of customers.

The two brain aneurysms Biden suffered in 1988 were fully treated and he showed no signs of mental trouble as a result, said Dr. Neal Kassell, who performed the surgery on Biden three decades ago. Nor did Biden suffer any brain damage that could come back to haunt him in old age, Kassell said.


"He is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago. I haven't seen any change," Kassell said. I can tell you with absolute certainty that he had no brain damage, either from the hemorrhage or from the operations that he had. There was no damage whatsoever."

...


For someone of Sanders' age and gender, the study pegs the chances of surviving a four-year term at 76.8 percent. The corresponding figures for the other candidates are Biden at 79.2 percent, Weld at 83.6 percent, Trump at 84.8 percent and Warren at 91.8 percent.

Olshansky said the older candidates could belong to a group of what are called "superagers," people who live into their 80s but show a mental sharpness as if they were in their 50s or 60s.

Emily Rogalski, a Northwestern University neuroscientist and associate psychiatry and behavioral sciences professor who specializes in studying superagers, said it’s exceedingly difficult to "determine someone’s cognitive abilities simply by knowing someone's chronological age."

...

"It's difficult to comment specifically on any one individual's cognitive status without knowing more deeply about their medical history," she said.


Really? That surprises me. Because MSNBC hosts like Niccole Wallace and their guests do it literally every single week.


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Terrorist-Linked Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib: Don't Blame Me For Partnering With a Terrorist-Friendly Organization to Agitate in "Palestine," Blame The Other Democrats Who Have Partnered With Them In the Past

—Ace of Spades

The group she and Ilhan Omar partnered with, Mitfah, has promoted the actual blood libel found in the antisemitic hoax "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" that Jews use the blood of Christian babies to bake their Passover bread.

And the terrorist-connected Tlaib couldn't wait to jump into bed with them.

Docratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib blamed senior members of her party after she and Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar faced backlash for partnering with a terror-linked group for their cancelled trip to Israel.

...

Palestinian-based organization Miftah, which has terror ties and in the past promoted anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, was partially sponsoring the trip. Tlaib dodged responsibility for the partnership when asked about Miftah at the press conference.

"Our colleagues that are senior members, some of whom have served multiple terms, actually told us about the organization," said Tlaib, who broke down crying at another point in the press conference.


"We're not the ones who chose the organization," Tlaib added. "A U.S.-based sponsor organization chose it. But I think there we’re five members of Congress that actually went on a trip sponsored by the same organization."

Who was the US-based sponsor? Why won't she name them?

Five House Democrats attended a Miftah-sponsored trip to Israel in 2016: Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, Dan Kildee of Michigan, Hank Johnson of Georgia, Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin. The five Democrats reportedly met with an alleged member of a Palestinian terrorist group during that trip.

Fine, they're also pro-terrorist.

Tlaib's chief of staff did not return an email inquiring which members pointed Tlaib and Omar to Miftah....

National Review writer David French described Tlaib and Omar’s partnership with Miftah as a "national scandal," noting that Miftah had re-published neo-Nazi content and "actually published blood libel, posting an article that accused 'the Jews [of using] the blood of Christians in the Jewish Passover.'"

A word about the dual loyalty charge, below:

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The Democrat Socialist (He/Him) Convention, With South Park Animation

—Ace of Spades

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The New York Times' Dean Baquet Admits: When Our Russia Collusion Storyline Collapsed in a Pile of Failure and Mueller, We Just Juiced Up Our New White Supremacist Collusion Storyline

—Ace of Spades

Julie Kelly at American Greatness reports on the admission not heard 'round the media world.

Or at least -- heard, but then not reported.

Pivoting to the failed effort to prove that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians to sway the 2016 election, Dean Baquet confessed his news organization trafficked the collusion drug until it lost its potency.

"The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened. Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, 'Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.' And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think," Baquet said during a "crisis town hall meeting" at the paper’s headquarters last week.

"And I think that the story changed," he added. "A lot of the stuff we're talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We're a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that's what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?"

Kelly analogizes the Times, and the media generally, as drug-dealers selling a cocktail of hatred and conspiracy, keeping its users dissociated from reality for a full three year Lost Weekend.

But now that the first cocktail has lost its potency, they've quickly cooked up a new one.

Then came the crash.

Not only did Team Mueller fail to find proof of collusion, the deified prosecutor turned in an abysmal performance before Congress last month. The daily supply of Russian collusion dope dried up, but Trump-hating addicts don't need rehab just yet: The Times is stocking up another toxic potion--white supremacy--to poison the body politic and cure any collusion withdrawal symptoms.

Folks like Baquet can only be held partially responsible: There is no supply if there's no demand. The Times' readers demand that their Trump-hating addiction is satisfied every day--the Times is just doing what any corner-hustling dealer would do to delay their customers' sobriety.

Read the whole thing. It's a good one.

Also, read the column she wrote on this subject -- cooking up the White Supremacy drug to replace the Russia Collusion drug -- last week, before Dean Baquet did her the favor of confirming everything she said.

Also note that she was one of the only people in conservative (or "conservative") media to call out the sudden fabrication of a new Moral Panic storyline when others in the "conservative" media, such as Rich Lowry and the National Review, were all too happy to agree with their leftist twitter pals and enjoy the Liberal Approval which they crave so much.

Sort of like another drug.

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The Tears of Tliab

—Ace of Spades

The woman who pretended she wanted to see her "sity" and then said "How dare you condition my visit with my sity on my not meeting with terrorist-supporting groups" now has some new tears to sprinkle on the moist media.

This time, she's complaining that Israeli's attempt to stop the smuggling of Palestinian bombs into Israel was "dehumanizing."

So dehumanizing, in fact, that she cries about it, thinking about all those Israeli pizza shop diners who could have been murdered by one of her cousins' bombs.

Donald Trump took to twitter to express solidarity with this terrorist:

Donald J. Trump @realdonaldtrump


Sorry, I don't buy Rep. Tlaib's tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!

Meanwhile, Terrorist Number One opined that Israel is not an ally because it excluded them from entering the country. As it excludes many terrorists.

Which is dehumanizing.

Omar said she and Tlaib were "being denied the right to see for ourselves the reality on the ground in the West Bank" and the ban was "nothing less than an attempt by an ally of the United States to suppress our ability to do our jobs as elected officials."


"We give Israel more than $3 million in aid every year," she said. "This is predicated on they're being an important ally in the region and the 'only democracy' in the Middle East," making air quotes with her fingers.

"But denying a visit to duly elected members of Congress is not consistent with being an ally, and denying millions of people freedom of movement or expression or self-determination is not consistent with being a democracy," she said.


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The Morning Rant: Minimalist Edition

—CBD

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I heard a snippet of an interview of Charlie Kirk yesterday on The Dennis Prager radio show, and he spoke of a hidden reservoir of socialists in America, in particular on college campuses. Kirk is a bit of a firebrand and an opportunist, but he is also a fighter, for which I respect him. And I agree about the oozing pustule of socialism in this country. Of course the source of the current infection is academia, but there has always been a small vein of populism/socialism in America, often in otherwise idyllic areas (Iowa...what the hell is wrong with you?).

But this iteration, particularly the campus version, is a new breed, because by no stretch of the imagination is there any existential crisis of wealth disparity in America, which is the traditional argument for traditional socialism. In spite of the insane blatherings of Clamydia Harris and the insane old man from Vermont and Liawatha Warren, America is safe and rich. Hell, even our poor are fat and have flat-screen TVs and cars. As far as I can tell, the current argument is that market economics is a mean poo-poo head, and we should get rid of it so we can all have pet unicorns and free medical care and a guaranteed basic living minimum wage with abortions on tap and no guns and a benevolent central government that will wipe our asses because with Lesbian Poetry degrees none of us can do a damned thing for ourselves..

Kirk fears a Democrat nominee (he thinks it will be Warren) who can galvanize these people into a voting bloc, instead of what we would normally get, which is a split vote between the Greens and the dope-smoking pseudo-libertarians and the far-left wackadoodle candidates.

He thinks President Trump will win, but he is also not climbing on board the Trump-Wins-In-Landslide train. And I agree with him. A clever Democrat campaign will make it a closely contested election, and we are fooling ourselves if we expect the Democrat machine to concede anything.

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Mid-Morning Art Thread

—CBD

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The Concert In The Egg
Hieronymus Bosch

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The Morning Report - 8/20/19

—J.J. Sefton

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Good morning, kids. The fallout over the aborted Rancida Taliban and Bro-Fo Omar Israel stunt is at the top of the heap this Tuesday. That includes both the less than surprising fact of both of the taqqiya twins' links to a known terror-linked organization (which they are taking the Sgt. Schultz defense on) and the Democrat Party seemingly trying to back away from an anti-Israel and anti-Semitic position that many besides these two and the other two stooges in "The Squad" are embracing.

The group in question, Miftah, along with verifiable ties to terrorism, is well known for spreading Julius Streicher level bilge about Jews and Israel along with the baseline position of wiping the Jewish state off the map. But poor Rancida claimed ignorance despite Miftah's sponsoring of the trip, and then threw fellow odious vermin like Luis Guttierez and Hank Guam-Tipper under the bus for a similar junket a few years back. Meanwhile, as some Democrats are desperate for these psychos to shut their mouths and lay low, Bro-Fo Omar just kept on opening her brother's and/or husband's penis receptacle to spew the same Jew-hatred while Toothy McBigTits appeared on some college pirate radio outlet going on about the heretofore-unknown phenomenon of "Jewish white supremacists" as well as the usual garbage about "occupation" and so on. As if that wasn't enough, they promoted the work of a hideous anti-Semitic cartoonist on Instagram (funny how that's allowed but pro-life groups and conservatives are banned).

The Dems may indeed be desperate for them to shut their mouths but it doesn't excuse their silence about these four and Miftah, among other things. In fact their silence is a tell, although in reality, the Joo-hatred goes back at least 20 years or more. It's just the eruptions into the open air being just another indicator of the internecine struggle between the Left hand and the Far Left hand for control of the whole shooting match. Meh, bring it on. Just like all the other Democrat-Leftist madness of the past three years, the more it's out in the open for all the world to see, the more it will repulse the general public. Inshalla.

Anyway, links from around the world, across the nation and up your street. Have a better one and remain blessed.

NOTE: The opinions expressed in some links may or may not reflect my own. I include them because of their relevance to the discussion of a particular issue.

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Monday Overnight Open Thread (8/19/19)

—Misanthropic Humanitarian

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

She's an assistant professor with the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

"It was not the same as it was in Colorado, circa 2013, when there were products labeled to look like candy wrappers," "Nonetheless, even despite opaque and tamper-proof and child-proof packaging requirements, we still saw little kids getting into the products and having some bad experiences." Jennifer Whitehill


Quote II

"I really believe that some of these politicians don’t actually believe in public schools." Democratic congressional candidate Dan McCready (N.C.)


Quote III

Donald Trump and the Republican Party hate America: It's time to say it
For all they blather on about patriotism, the unctuous Republicans are the ones who really despise their country David Masciotra


Quote IV

“In all honesty, I never even imagined myself becoming a mother. My teen years and early 20s were spent just trying to get my act together. I had an anxiety disorder, depression and was married and divorced from my first husband by the time I was 23 years old.”
“Before I met my husband, I dated a bunch of not-nice guys. I peppered in a few nice guys here and there, but I think I was so insecure and unhappy at that time that I either drove those good guys away or grew bored of their niceness.”Joanna Schroeder


Quote V

“Now before I go any further, I want to say this. Like anyone who’s been honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am very sorry for harm I have caused,” Warren remarked during the event. “I have listened and I have learned a lot, and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together.” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)

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Elizabeth Warren to Actual Indians: I'm Like Sorry or Whatever I Claimed to be an Indian Everytime I Was Applying for a Job or Running for Senate

—Ace of Spades

Actually she didn't say that; she should have said that.

What she offered was a calculatedly vague non-apology:

"Like anyone who has been honest with themselves, I know I have made mistakes," the Massachusetts senator said at a forum on Native American issues in this pivotal early voting state. "I am sorry for the harm I have caused."

This outgassing of calculated haze and obscurity provides three benefits for her:

1, it permits her to claim she apologized, but

2, it offers no specific admissions of definite actions or intent which could be used against her in the upcoming months, and

3, it is the predicate for a Hillary Clinton Special -- claiming "these questions have all been raised and answered" when in fact exactly none of these questions were ever answered.

She has never asked her schools to open up her files and reveal whether she used her claimed Indian heritage for advancement, or whether such claimed heritage was ever a factor in her advancement.

Monday's remarks were an effort to move past the fallout from her past claims of tribal ancestry, which culminated in a widely criticized release of a DNA analysis last year...

Now that Warren is gaining in most polls, she's trying to prove to voters that the controversy won't doom her in a general election matchup against Trump. The detailed policy agenda to help Native Americans that she released last week helped her secure a warm reception from attendees at the tribal forum.

After drawing a standing ovation, Warren said "I have listened and I have learned a lot" from conversations with Native Americans in recent months, describing herself as "grateful" for the dialogue.

Oh -- like Hillary Clinton's "Listening Tour," after which she declared all questions you have about my corruption have been answered.

...

She did not receive any questions about her own background.

...

As of Monday, her campaign website’s page containing a video and other materials Warren had released on the DNA analysis was no longer active.


She isn't resigning the Senate seat she won partly on the basis of claiming to be partly Cherokee and partly Delaware:

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Former "Republican" Turned MSNBC Propagandist Nicolle Wallace: Trump Might Be Removed Via the 25th Amendment for the Alzheimer's We're Going to Conspiracy-Theorize Into Reality

—Ace of Spades

Your weekly reminder that this cadre of determined Wine Mom liberals used to completely dominate the Republican Party and the "conservative" media, and still 75% dominates it.

Remember, this is the woman whose job it was to guide Sarah Palin through the 2008 election, but set her up without preparation for an interview with her pal Katie Couric.

Also, for some reason, there were lots and lots of leaks coming out of the few people who worked with Sarah Palin, and for some reason, the tell-all book Game Change depicted Niccole Wallace as a hero.

I wonder why.

A few weeks ago, Niccolle Wallace -- one of the smart, respectable people in the GOP until The GOP Left Her -- stated that Donald Trump had called for the "extermination" of Latinos.

"President Obama used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform, with the Latino community, Latino leaders, at the table. You now have a president, as you said, talking about exterminating Latinos," she continued.

She retracted this claim, but not on tv, just on Twitter.

She learned that from Jake Tapper.

Now this dim-bulb backstabbing social-climbing conspiracy theorist uncorks a fetid new conspiracy theory: Trump may have already been given a neurological exam to determine the extent of his Alzheimer's.

JOYCE VANCE: You know there's pervasive reporting in this regard and if it was grandpa you would probably take him to see a neurologist or someone who specialized in geriatric medicine. That hasn't hasn't happened here...

WALLACE: That we know of...

Rich Lowry won't be demanding the deplatforming of his liberal friends, though.

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