November 17, 2018

Ace of Spades Pet Thread

—Misanthropic Humanitarian



Welcome to the almost world famous Ace of Spades Pet Thread. No need to herd the cats. Just enjoy the world of pets.

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Saturday Gardening Thread before Thanksgiving [KT]

—Open Blogger


Happy Saturday, Gardeners and Friends of Gardeners! Are you going Over the River and Through the Woods this Thanksgiving, or staying home? Either way, I hope you have some time to enjoy some plants, or at least some places where plants grow when it's not too cold, hot, etc. Or maybe you can stay indoors and dream of next year. My Pinetree catalog came. Peppers on the cover this year. One is striped. Have you received any gardening catalogs yet?

Thinking of ways to use some of that garden produce for Thanksgiving dinner? Got some time off to observe nature a little?

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Pre-Thanksgiving California Fire Update [KT]

—Open Blogger


Good morning. This is the Saturday before Thanksgiving, so I thought it might be appropriate to look for things to be grateful for, even in tough circumstances. This may look like the Gardening Thread because of the blossoms pictured above, but a fruit orchard in Paradise, California made it through the fire because the farm family had put in a firebreak. Their home is gone, though. The photo above is related to their reasons for gratitude and hope.

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EMT 11/17/18


5 shopping days left to find the perfect turkey. you

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It's Friday's ONT, Vile Thread of Misery, To Thee We Cling


Here's something fun to do that I pull with my Commenwealth-born wife all the time. Whenever someone from the UK wins an Olympic event, I ask her innocently “Why are they playing “My Country 'tis of Thee”?

Tonight's thread title was inspired by R. M. Huffman who is, quite honestly, one of the most talented people to claim membership in the Horde. On a website full of talented and brilliant people (and Brent Cochran), he truly shines. Not only is he a physician, an accomplished artist, and a published author, he is also a poet of no mean skill whose poems, and I say this with all sincerity, compare favorably with those of Dr. Seuss. His latest effort recounts the trials of one Garmond, who only wanted to open a successful sidewalk cafe.

You can read it here.

Enough culture. Time to come back down to ONT reality.

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Early Weekend Open Thread

—Ace of Spades

I've got a thing tonight!

In an earlier thread, I craftily tricked the cucks on this blog into admitting they liked musicals.


All I had to say was "I liked Little Shop of Horrors" and all the cucks decloaked.

They like following the strong leadership of a clearly more masculine male, such as myself.

You can now make fun of these simpering soybeans and ostracize them for admitting their weakness and love of soy-based entertainments.

You should maybe call their bosses and get them fired for permitting other men such wicked license with their wives.

I, of course, was lying the whole time. I don't even like music all that much, to be honest, except maybe the drums, which isn't cucky because it's hitting things with sticks.

The only music I could really get into would be some kind of rhythmic arrangement of bullets hitting tank armor with occasional sounds of axes chopping into oaks and boarskulls.

And to be honest, I don't really need the rhythm. Rhythm is for weaklings and betas who need the stricture of a time signature to order their useless moments, like a milk-sop little boy needs his mommy to tell him when it's time to make a sitting pee-pee.

I'm very disappointed with some of you outrageous-camp joyboys. To think that this blog would one day be a den of iniquity where "men" talked about their "passion" for "music" and "singing."

(In other words, if you want to continue talking about music, here's a thread where you can do that. Cucks.)

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Surprise! Prominent Democrat Eric Swalwell Is Already Proposing a Mandatory Semi-Automatic Rifle "Buyback" Program -- Sell the Government Your Gun or Face Prosecution -- and Reminds Gun Owners That the All-Powerful Godstate Has Nukes

—Ace of Spades

They're not even in control of the House yet.

Remember, Democrats posed as moderates for this election.

And here we are.

A Democratic congressman has proposed outlawing "military-style semiautomatic assault weapons" and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution, a major departure from prior gun control proposals that typically exempt existing firearms.

In a USA Today op-ed entitled "Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters," Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior proposals to ban assault weapons "would leave millions of assault weapons in our communities for decades to come."

Swalwell proposes that the government should offer up to $1,000 for every weapon covered by a new ban, estimating that it would take $15 billion to buy back roughly 15 million weapons -- and "criminally prosecute any who choose to defy [the buyback] by keeping their weapons."


"There's something new and different about the surviving Parkland high schoolers' demands," he wrote. 'They dismiss the moral equivalence we've made for far too long regarding the Second Amendment. I've been guilty of it myself, telling constituents and reporters that 'we can protect the Second Amendment and protect lives.'"

Instead, he writes, "the right to live is supreme over any other."

He means the power of the Godstate is supreme over its human serfs, who are inconsequential.

Twitchy curates his response when someone says Swalwell and his leftist Godstate Priests want a war:

Well, I hope the TruCons who either openly agitated for Democrat control of the House or were passive-aggressive and cowardly in merely agitating for that without admitting their aims are happy with all this huge renaissance of True Conservatism they've given rise to.

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Federal Prosecutors Investigating "Altered" Election Documents Forged by Florida Democrats

—Ace of Spades

"No evidence of voter fraud," the media lied.

The Florida Department of State last week asked federal prosecutors to investigate dates that were changed on official state election documents, the first voting "irregularities" it has flagged in the wake of the 2018 elections.

The concerns, which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, center around date changes on forms used to fix vote-by-mail ballots sent with incorrect or missing information. Known as "cure affidavits," those documents used to fix mail ballots were due no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 -- the day before the election. But affidavits released on Tuesday by the DOS show that documents from four different counties said the ballots could be returned by 5 p.m. on Thursday, which is not accurate.

Audio of a Florida Democratic Party caller leaving a voicemail message asking a Palm Beach County voter to fix their vote by mail ballot after Election Day, which is not allowed, was also sent to POLITICO separately. It was not part of the information turned over to federal prosecutors.

Now, I want you all to prepare for a shock.

Are you ready?

Good. Then let's begin.

Among the counties in question is Broward...

Whoa. I feel all disoriented and seizurey like Hillary Clinton powering through a lingering case of Standing For 20 Minutes.

...which emerged as the epicenter of controversy as three statewide races and three local legislative races went into recounts following the Nov. 6 elections. Republicans have pointed to embattled Broward Elections chief Brenda Snipes' record of past election gaffes in arguing that the largely Democratic country is tilted against them -- perhaps fraudulently so.

"No evidence." "No evidence." "No evidence."

Meanwhile, alleged downlow brother Corey Booker is claiming election fraud in Georgia based on an actual lack of any evidence, and the media just dutifully amplifies his unhinged claims.

No protests that such claims are undermining confidence in the nation's democracy, as we heard about correct, fact-based Republican claims about Broward.

Skip to 6:25 here for what Twitchy would call a BRUTAL TAKEDOWN if Ben Shapiro had said it on Twitter.

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Stacey Abrams Admits She Has Lost, But Refuses to Concede



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Trump: I'll Throw Acosta Out the Next Time He Acts Like a Child, Or I'll Just Walk Out Myself

—Ace of Spades

The judge made up some bullshit about a requirement of "due process" to cancel a hard pass, so Trump should just set up a tribunal, stocked with reliable people, who would evaluate "reporter" behavior and complaints from the White House about reporter behavior.

Then, "due process" satisfied -- until they Hawaiian judges discover a new Orange Man Bad penumbra and emanation in the Constitution.

But for now, Trump is saying he'll just toss him out again or cancel the press conference.

Jon Gabriel has an interesting suggestion: Trump should call on only Acosta, and only let Acosta speak for the full hour of a press conference.

Hey, if that's what the media wants -- the Jim Accoster Show -- then give it to them good and hard until they cry.

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Global Warming Alert: "Mini Ice Age" on the Way

—Ace of Spades

Yes this is just what they predicted when they changed all their predictions to match recent weather patterns.

Winter is coming.

Humanity is facing a long, cold winter which could see temperatures across the planet plunge to depressing lows.

That's the warning from a Nasa scientist who fears sunspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped so low that it could herald the arrival of a uniquely grim mini Ice Age.

'We see a cooling trend,' Martin Mlynczak of Nasa's Langley Research Center told Space Weather. 'High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy.

'If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.'

I forget who said it (apologies), but one of the greatest bits of snark ever written on this blog went something like this:

"If only there were some... external factor that could account for the variations in global temperature. Such a hypothetical external factor would have to be very large, though -- on the order of magnitude of our own Sun."

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Shocker: Guy Who Shouted "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" At a Fiddler on the Roof Performance Is Actually... An Anti-Trump Progressive Activist

—Ace of Spades

Yes, everyone pretty much thought this, though many of us did not say so because we'd be yelled at by the Very Smart People Who Are Wrong About Almost Everything.

I mean, this seemed like a FALSE FLAG from the get-go, but the Very Smart People Who Are Wrong About Almost Everything yell when people say almost-certainly correct things like "This sounds much more like a MAGA parody as imagined by a febrile progressive than an actual MAGA supporter," and want Republicans to assume that they are Garbage People like their progressive Twitter Palz say and pre-emptively denounce themselves.

Even though this was all pretty obvious.

But we couldn't say so. Because, all of the yelling.

The "conservatives" who are Very Smart People Who Are Wrong About Almost Everything would call you "conspiracy theorists."

And they sure do reject conspiracy theories, except for the Michael Avenatti Got Set Up by a Rightwing Subversive Conspiracy Theory, and of course the Trump's Server Secretly Plotted Foreign Collusion With the Alfa Bank Server Conspiracy Theory.

But other than those and five to twelve other anti-Republican/anti-Trump conspiracy theories they passionately believe in, with no evidence whatsoever -- they're totes against conspiracy theories.

Or let's put it the right way: They're against all the conspiracy theories that conflict with their fervently-believed partisan dogmas, and they're passionately in favor of all the conspiracy theories that support their fervently-believed partisan dogmas.

Like I said, they're Very Smart People.

Who Are Wrong About Almost Everything.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 02:36 PM Comments

Twitter Suspends Feminist For Saying "Men Aren't Women Tho"

—Ace of Spades

The hate speech!

Or should I say -- the heresy!

As I've said before: If Jack Dorsey and the other progressive men are telling me that transwomen are really women, and there's no difference between a trans and a woman -- then I would expect progressive men to have a policy of dating trans women.

Do they? Funny, they don't say so. Seems as though in their personal lives they do see a difference between a trans woman and a, you know, actual woman.

But in public speech? They lie, and the require others to lie, and they punish them if they do not lie.

This is very, very healthy. I can't think of any political systems built upon personal truths suppressed under public lies that turned into paranoid murder-states.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 01:32 PM Comments

It's Official: Federal Judges Have Decided That There Are Special Rules In the Constitution That Say Trump Doesn't Have the Basic Powers All Other Presidents Have

—Ace of Spades

A judge -- appointed by Trump, actually -- decides the president can not deny a press pass to a non-reporter who physically pushes away an intern and declares that Jim Acosta now has his press pass back.

The judge said the government could not say who initially decided to revoke Acosta’s hard pass. The White House had spelled out its reasons for revoking his credentials in a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and in a statement after CNN filed its lawsuit. But the judge said those "belated efforts were hardly sufficient to satisfy due process."

The judge also found that Acosta suffered "irreparable harm," dismissing the government's argument that CNN could simply send other reporters to cover the White House in Acosta’s place.

The suit by CNN alleges that Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by suspending his hard pass. While the judge didn't rule on the underlying case, he signaled they were likely to prevail in their claims.

This is an emergency injunction, not a decision following a full trial, but the judge found a substantial likelihood that CNN would prevail on the merits (which is necessary finding for granting an injunction).

Posted by Ace of Spades at 12:36 PM Comments

The Morning Rant


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"So who do you suppose is dumber, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or the 100,044 New Yorkers who voted for her?"

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Mid-Morning Open Thread


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Avond (Evening): The Red Tree
Piet Mondrian

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The Morning Report - 11/16/18

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning kids. Friday and the weekend is here at last. I'm searching all over for the equivalent of the flaming skull unequivocally proclaiming Ron DeSantis and Rick Scott as the winners of Florida's gubernatorial and Senate races respectively but all I get are either their own proclamations or confusion. From what I can gather Ron DeSantis has definitively won the auto recount with enough of margin to stave off a manual recount and the built-in Democrat cheat factor and Rick Scott has declared victory but not enough to stave off the latter meshugas. And to top it off, we still have flaming turds like Sherrod Brown and Hillary Clinton proclaiming that if "Tank" Abrams loses in Georgia then it was stolen by the GOP. Nice way to fire up another dozen or so James Hodgkinsons, jerks.

And while no one was watching, there are actually a couple more House seats in, of all places, California that Republicans won, or seemingly won, that are now being hijacked along with four other already stolen in races there and across the country, including the Wisconsin film-flamming of Scott Walker and Leah Vukmir.

The salient points in all of this are that something must be done starting like yesterday to fix this problem. Considering elections are the purview of individual states, I don't see what sort of legislation can be enacted to curb this. And of course, this is all a feature - an "insurance policy" if you will - in case the citizenry dare to go against the will and destiny of their betters and vote against them, so forget any sort of voting reform like abolishing early voting, Motor-Voter and provisional ballots etc. especially in areas already under Democrat-Leftist rule. The only way to really defeat this, while we still have a country, is to get out and vote en masse and overcome the cheat factor (which no doubt will increase con gusto if the attempted robberies fail in FL and GA). And that means that it is incumbent on the GOP to field candidates that have a pulse, let alone the temperament and mindset to fight and be on the right side of the issues. We knew that this was going to be problematic since the GOP is still in a struggle with the pro-Trump conservative base and politicians to control the party. And that situation is still in doubt.

The other crucial point is that it is now evident to anyone but the most clueless that the Democrat Party is now ramping up a very dangerous propaganda meme that any time they lose an election it is because it was stolen by the Republicans (i.e. white male Christian bigots and sons of slave owners and homophobes, etc.). So in their twisted worldview, stealing an election from a Republican is justified since the latter are evil and dangerous and stand in the way of progress. Just like it's okay to try and break into Tucker Carlson's house, abuse Ted Cruz and his wife at a restaurant, smash someone wearing a MAGA hat in the face with a bike lock or go shoot up Steve Scalise and others at a softball field. It's all part of "otherization" and declaring anyone who opposes them in the slightest as untermenschen that must be removed. Forget about the rule of law. Along with everything else we have seen vis a vis Comey, Brennan, Clinton, Obama, Judge Buch M. Danno and all the rest, that is out the window. A truckload of axle grease is being dumped on the already slippery slope we are sliding down on.

I suppose if I wanted to be positive about this, I could say that the fact that even after all they have done to this nation and the brains of several generations of youth that they still need to steal key elections to hold onto power might be a ray of hope. And that is why they want open borders and amnesty. They can bypass the messy and sometimes embarrassing fiasco of stealing elections and just steal our national identity overnight. As an aside, when you consider the fact that there are already perhaps 22-30 million illegal aliens already in this country, the fact that Obama and a Democrat-controlled Congress had two whole years to grant them Amnesty and citizenship and probably turn Florida and Texas blue and instead went for Obamacare and Dodd-Fagg is a blunder of epic proportions. Call it hubris in that he and they believed Jon Meacham's drivel of "We Are All Socialists Now" but had they done that, it would have been lights out America right then and there.

In any case, in the near term, for sure the Democrats even as we speak going to go all out and try to goniff Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin for 2020. If I am a Republican governor and have a majority GOP state legislature I would be working my ass off now to thoroughly examine every aspect of the state's elector systems and personnel and preemptively pass laws and fire/hire people to mitigate as best as I can the Democrat thievery that is sure to come.

As a nation, we're collectively bobbing in the surf as it is and the question is is the tide finally receding or is there a massive wave coming in to finish us off? We shall see.

Meanwhile, in Mississippi, Mike Espy takes blood money from thug dictators, Lindsay Graham-inator is threatening the Dems to investigate Hillary if they carry through with their promises of hammering Trump with subpoenas, and Adam Schiff will have a closed door briefing with Dem mega donors. About what, pray tell? In general political news, Shaun "Talcum X" King raises serious bucks, Loopy Ocasio-Fiasco is denying she's feuding with the top Dem brass but Marcia Fudge is challenging Nancy Palsi. None of this makes any difference; who leads that criminal enterprise is essentially arguing about switching deck chairs on the Titanic. Now that Ilhan Omar has won in Minnesota she can now put down the taqqiya sunrise and proudly proclaim her Joo-hatred, and Daniel Greenfield on anti-Trump faux Chassidim.

In fake news fakery and propaganda, journalists behind the scenes are miffed at JmJ Acosta, a truly shocking survey reveals that the media leans left (just "leans?!"), Democracy dies in trivia and this One America News outlet sounds interesting.

In Amnesty, Immigration and the Caravan Invasion news, even residents of Tijuana hate the invaders, watch as one of Nancy Palsi's spark-of-humanity animals opens fire on a traffic cop after being pulled over (a gun and a drivers license, hmm...), polls still show overwhelming support for dealing with illegal immigration (and that's how we lost the House) and the Border Patrol has caught 654 illegals at "outdated border infrastructure." Dang fences.

On the foreign affairs front, the administration has gone after 17 Saudis implicated in WaPo Khashoggi's death, after 22 years, the US finally goes from abstaining to voting "no" on the UN's Golan Heights resolution, Egypt's El-Sissi on the stomping out of the "Arab Spring," an Aussie pol pulls a cunning stunt, analysis of Israel's moves vis a vis avoiding a war in Gaza, and Britain is about to get Corbyn-ized good and hard. Also, Michael Ledeen on the continuing fiasco and failure of the CiA and 17 years and $6 trillion later, we're still fighting that war on terror. If only we knew where Terror was on the map we could nuke it. Thanks Dubya.

Domestically, the California wildfire has now killed 63 with 631 people missing (prayers up), this new crime/decriminalization bill is a stinker, a look at crony capitalism writ large with Amazon coming to New York, and Loopy Ocasio-Fiaso was actually right about opposing it albeit for the wrong reasons, and how Obamacare's Medicaid expansion screwed up the GOP in the midterms.

In indoctrination news, Detroit's school board is considering renaming the Ben Carson School because he's evil or something, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is quietly winning bigtime on Title IX campus kangaroo courts, USC bans an article on "female privilege" and the top 10 university Joo/Israel haters in academia. That sound you hear in the background is me and the minyan warming up the lighting machine...

In enviro-communism news, DC churches have been banned from passing out plastic straws with coffee, and from hither and yon, in femi-nazism it's a cold winter for white women plus Rabbi Fischer on the fall of Michael "Pimp Hand of Justice" Avenatti and finally, the man who escaped Jim Jones 40 years later.

BONUS: Cardboard membership privileges to the first commenter who identifies the eye transplant.

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

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Bifurcated ONT - Comments


The ONT content is in the thread just below this one. Go down there and read all about it. This thread is for ONT comments.

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Bifurcated ONT - Content


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Y'know, every time I try to put something entertaining other than just links into the ONT, like gifs or videos or some such, I always hear a litany of bitching in the comments.

"I can't load these on my Motorola Razor. Wah!"

"They slow down my 1200 baud modem! Boo!"

"My Atari 800 can't run them! Sob!"

The pinnacle of 1987 technology utterly baffles some people, SMDH. As a result, I don't use as many of these elements as I other wise might, which is fine, but that means they pile up in my ONT content folder.

Well tonight we're clearing the decks. The content for the ONT is below the cut here. ***WARNING: MOST OF IT IS GIFS*** If the string stretched between the Dixie cups that you use for an ISP can't handle it, don't click. If your TS 1000 will be overburdened, don't click. Instead you're invited to go right up to the thread above this one, titled Bifurcated ONT - Comments, and join out nightly little booze kvetch. If, OTOH, you have a computer and internet connection from the present century and you do want to see the content, please feel free to open this thread up and enjoy. No comments here though, all comments will be taken upstairs. See y'all up there!


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Federal Judge Orders Hillary Clinton To Answer Long-Evaded Questions About Her Secret Server

—Ace of Spades

Via Mark Tapscott at Instapundit, a jidge has given Hillary Clinton a 30 day deadline to come clean.

Clean? Like with a BleachBit?

A federal judge ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to answer five questions she has avoided for years about her use of a private email server to conduct official U.S. diplomatic business.

U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan on Wednesday gave Clinton 30 days to respond under oath to five questions.

These questions were all put to her nearly four years ago in a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch.

The five questions are:

1.) Who decided to create the system?

2.) When was it created?

3.) Why was it created?

4.) Who set it up?

5.) When did it become operational?

So, is she going to claim under oath to a judge who seems suspicious of her that she created the server just so she could use one iPad or whatever bullshit reason she's offered before?

The judge added a bit more:

Sullivan also ordered Clinton to explain why, on Oct. 22, 2015, she told the House of Representatives Select Committee on Benghazi that virtually all of her emails "were in the State Department's system" and "if they want to see them, they would certainly have been able to do so."

The judge ordered Clinton to "identify the basis for this statement, including all facts on which you relied in support of the statement, how and when you became aware of these facts, and, if you were made aware of these facts by or through another person, identify the person who made you aware of these facts."

Lifezette notes that any person Clinton names as having been involved in the server will likely be asked follow-up questions by Judicial Watch.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:38 PM Comments

Surprise! CNN and MSNBC Three-Hour Morning Shows Offer Combined Two Minutes of Coverage to Their Former Live-In Permanent Guest, Michael "Punch-Up" Avenatti

—Ace of Spades

We are real news, Mr. President.

This is one hundred and five hours of a woman-championing apple.

This is sixty seven seconds of a woman-punching apple.

See the difference?

CNN's New Day and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, two programs with a combined six hours of air time, on Thursday managed a total of 67 seconds on the felony abuse arrest charges against Michael Avenatti. This is despite their previous fascination with the porn lawyer and Democratic antagonist to President Trump.

CNN's New Day offered a scant 27 seconds to the news. Co-host John Berman briefly explained, "Attorney Michael Avenatti strongly denies any wrongdoing after he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence." Though Berman noted that "there are a lot of open questions" and "we need to get more information on the story," clearly the show's hosts weren't that interested.

MSNBC's Morning Joe only did slightly better, managing 44 seconds in a Willie Geist news brief...

Again, these shows are a combined six hours long. From March 17 through August 12, Morning Joe interviewed Avenatti 7 times. During the same period, CNN's New Day talked to him 13 times. Yet suddenly, news of the Democratic lawyer's arrest is uninteresting.

This is like doing a 12 hour Ken Burns biopic about John Wilkes Booth's acting career and then just ending it in an Animal House-type freeze frame, "Wilkes later had a short career as a ballistic political critic."

Here's what I think: I think the media, which pretends to be Totally Against Conspiracy Theories, is holding out hope that Michael "Slugger" Avenatti's conspiracy theory that a Bitch Rightwing Journalist Set Me Up is real:

Jacob Wohl is some nobody-ever-heard-of guy that suddenly figures prominently in leftwingers' conspiracy theories. Apparently he had something to do with that Mueller-sexual-harassment vapornews story? Maybe?

I have no idea. No one even knows who this guy is besides leftist conspiracy theorists and The Weekly Standard's "fact-check" guy.

Fortunately, we had AllahPundit, who pretends to be super-duper anti-conspiracy-theory if that conspiracy theory emanates from the right, give Avenatti's leftwing conspiracy theory a full and fair airing on "conservative" website HotAir, under the headline,

Was Avenatti set up?

Nice headline, hero!

In fairness, he does point out the answer is probably "No" (wouldn't want to be too dismissive of a leftwing conspiracy theory, thus the hedging; leftwing conspiracy theories remain a better class of conspiracy theory than those offered by the grubby, lumpenproletariat right), and notes that a domestic violence charge can only stem from an assault upon someone who's a wife, dating partner, etc. Hence, this Jacob Wohl Immanuel Goldstein subversive would have had to have persuaded/bribed a woman who could prove to police that she was one of Avenatti's sex partners to join him in the "set up."

Dat headline doh, huh?

Claims the right makes can be laughed away, but it's important to treat CNN Pals' no-evidence conspiracy theories as substantial, credible allegations worthy of being seriously entertained.

Oh, AllahPundit also joined in with his Leftwing Twitter Palz in treating this Trump statement...

"If you buy a box of cereal -- you have a voter ID," Trump continued. "They try to shame everybody by calling them racist, or calling them something, anything they can think of, when you say you want voter ID. But voter ID is a very important thing.”

... as a serious statement that cereal purchases require voter ID, rather than an amusing way to say "For pretty much every transaction you make in life, you have to present ID -- so stop pretending it's a major hardship to get it."

Everyone's said "if you buy a six pack of beer" or "if you buy a pack of cigarettes" you have to show ID, but Trump extended this hyperbolically to cereal purchases, and, well, Allah joins in with his very good Twitter Palz in saying "BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE!!!"

Again, this was the line that all the leftwingers were pushing, so it shouldn't be any surprise that the "conservative" blogger joined in.

I wonder what Pierre Omidyar thinks. Oh, don't tell me. I'm sure the Twitter Kidz will be relaying it momentarily.

But seriously -- we do have to take the innuendo of a Conspiracy So Vast to frame Michael Avenatti as a real thing that must be taken quite seriously.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 06:30 PM Comments

The Horde of Migrants The Media Swears Does Not Exists Reaches Tijuana, Attempts to Scale Border Fence

—Ace of Spades

Yeah we don't need a border wall.

More than a dozen people were arrested trying to illegally cross the border by the KKK, I mean, by the Border Patrol.

More than a dozen members of the migrant caravan were arrested Wednesday night along U.S.-Tijuana border, a border patrol source in the San Diego sector told Fox News.

A small group was arrested near the beach in an area called Playas de Tijuana. A large group was arrested in the mountains east of Otay Mesa, a San Diego community that straddles the Mexican border, the source said. All were arrested for trying to cross the border illegally, the source said.

Separately, a fight broke out Wednesday night in Tijuana between local Mexicans and Hondurans arriving in the caravan. The migrants complained that the locals were yelling: "Go home. We don't want you here!" Members of the caravan complained to reporters that local police made no attempt to break up the fight.

Video at the link. You can see these Future Americans sitting atop the border fence taunting the Border Patrol.

Tucker Carlson said last night that it must be "embarrassing" for the left (including its media) to see the horde they claimed did not exist scaling the border fence and sitting on it while taunting US Border Patrol personnel.

Carlson played video of several reporters and commentators playing down the caravan, including comedian Bill Maher who called President Trump "the racist Paul Revere [saying] 'the migrants are coming, the migrants are coming'."

With people now seen sitting atop the border fence near its end at the ocean in Tijuana, Carlson said, "what 'would' you call it?"

"This is a recurring theme on the left -- don't believe your own eyes, you're too dumb to believe your own senses. There is no illegal immigration crisis."

Carlson said Democrats "will tell you that on-a-loop until they take power."

But I don't think they're embarrassed. I think they believe there is virtue and good in denying reality, also known as "lying."

As one of CNN's several antifa apologists Chris Cuomo said, some punches are more virtuous than others, and so therefore some lies are virtuous too.

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Deadline for Florida's Recount Passed at 3pm; Bill Nelson Filed Suit to Ignore the Law and Allow Democrats More Time to Manufacture Votes;
Federal Judge Refuses His Request

—Ace of Spades

But we're not out of the woods yet. Democrats are still counting on finding a judge to claim that illegal votes are legal.

A federal judge is refusing to suspend looming election recount deadlines in the battleground state of Florida.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Thursday rejected a request by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Democrats to give counties more time to finish recounts. All 67 counties are required to submit the results of a machine recount by 3 p.m.

Palm Beach County's election supervisor has already warned that the county will not be able to finish on time.

The Democrat plan here -- illegally changing the deadlines for voting (well, "curing" defective votes), etc., and then getting a liberal judge to invalidate the law -- is so obvious that even CNN understands the game:

"The letter of the law." Like it's a minor thing. Sure, let's get all loosey-goosey about the set-in-stone laws about voting and vote-counting and vote-reporting.

That won't spark a civil war or anything.

And I'm sure the Democrats would be just jake if Republicans similarly wanted to ignore a few provisions of the voting law themselves.

Update, Via John Ekdahl: John Ekdahl has been giving me updates.

He says, despite what the news says about a judge denying a request for more time, that Palm Beach County has been given more time to finish their recount.

Update to the update: John says that Palm Beach missed the deadline, and they'll just have to submit the pre-recount numbers. He says he might have gotten confused about Palm Beach having been granted an extension -- maybe he was thinking about a lawsuit asking for that.

As for Broward, some good news:

That's a swing, I take it, from their last bullshit numbers, after they added thousands and thousands of votes for Nelson and Gillum.

Another update: John says we're now going to get a hand recount but only for the Senate race. The governor's race is separated by too many votes for a hand recount.

So now we're going to see ballots manipulated on camera again.

Oh, wow.

So they got what they were trying for: Having lost the game, they faked the score to get a Fifth Quarter to play in.

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Kamala Harris: ICE is a Hate Organization Like the KKK

—Ace of Spades

Strange how the media's frenzied worrying about unhinged rhetoric and lunatic conspiracy theories melts away when such claims come from the mouth of a Democrat.

After asking the nominee to head ICE, Ronald Vitello, about the KKK and what its motivations were, Harris began demanding to know if he saw connections between the KKK, a terrorist organization, and ICE, a federal law-enforcement agency.

"Are you aware of the perception of many about how the power and the discretion at ICE is being used to enforce the laws and do you see any parallels ..." she asked.

Vitiello interjected before Harris could name ICE and the KKK: "I do not see any parallels."

"That puts ICE in the same category as the KKK. Is that what you're asking me?" he said.

"No, I'm very specific in what I'm asking you. Are you aware of a perception that they way that they ..." Harris said.

"I see none," Vitiello said.

"Are you aware that there is a perception that ICE is administering its power in a way that is causing fear and intimidation, particularly among immigrants and specifically among immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America?" she asked.

Vitiello said he did not. Harris asked how he could be the head of an agency and not be aware of how some view it.

"It seems to me that you would understand that when you use words like the words you used just three short years ago, that that would contribute to that perception," Harris said. "And it's harmful then, it's harmful, in terms of the mission of the agency and the work of the individuals there. And it is harmful in terms of leading -- innocent people arriving at our border fleeing harm, it is harmful to them."

Video here.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 03:13 PM Comments

Straight White Racist Pastor Forces Drag Queen to Leave Church and Come Back Only When Dressed In Man-Clothes

—Ace of Spades

I can't even with this White Racism anymore.

A Chicago pastor who asked a man dressed in drag to leave a worship service because he was dressed like a woman stands by his actions after coming under fire.


"Can you leave my church and go put on man clothes? And don't come here like that no more," Rocquemore can be seen telling the man in the video, posted by Christian James Lhuillier.

"i hold a standard in here. Whatever you do on the outside is your business, but I will not let drag queens come in here. If you're gonna come in here you're gonna dress like a man."

People in the crowd cheered and said "Amen" and "thank you Jesus" as Rocquemore addressed the young man.

Video of the white racist Republican pastor, who compounds his sin even further by dressing in a (very convincing) blackface make up application, at the link.

More here. It should be noted that these "Christian" sites are completely ignoring the blackface angle. What makes this even more #Triggering is that almost the entire congregation also appears to be in blackface.

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McConnell Blocks Grandstanding Flake's Unconstitutional Bill to Make Mueller Unfirable

—Ace of Spades

Flake really wants that nomination of the KOP (Kristol Ops Party).

Legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday.

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) asked for consent to bring the legislation, which has stalled after being passed in the Judiciary Committee in April, to the Senate floor for a vote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked his request.

Under the Senate's rules, a senator can come to the Senate floor and ask for consent to get a vote or pass a bill. Any one senator can block their request.

McConnell didn't explain his move from the floor but it came hours after he told reporters that he believed that Mueller should be able to finish his investigation and that he didn't believe the special counsel was in danger of being fired.

"There's been no indication ... that Mueller investigation will not be allowed to finish and it should be allowed to finish. We know how the president feels about the Mueller investigation but he's never said he wants to shut it down," McConnell told reporters during a press conference.

Someone needs to invent a robot that will just follow these guys around patting them on the back and cooing, "You're so brave and special," so that they will stop making spectacles of themselves.

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"No Evidence of Electoral Fraud:" Florida Democrat Party Plotted to Send Out Forged Ballots Permitting People to Vote After the Election

—Ace of Spades

Nothing to see here, folks.

Note that the media rages about non-existent fraud in Georgia while ignoring the actual fraud in Florida -- and while claiming only a conspiracy theorist would talk about voter fraud.

They literally say that in between screaming about Georgia fraud.

TALLAHASSEE -- A day after Florida's election left top state races too close to call, a Democratic party leader directed staffers and volunteers to share altered election forms with voters to fix signature problems on absentee ballots after the state's deadline.

The altered forms surfaced in Broward, Santa Rosa, Citrus and Okaloosa counties and were reported to federal prosecutors to review for possible election fraud as Florida counties complete a required recount in three top races.

But an email obtained by the USA TODAY NETWORK-Florida shows that Florida Democrats were organizing a broader statewide effort beyond those counties to give voters the altered forms to fix improper absentee ballots after the Nov. 5 deadline. Democratic party leaders provided staffers with copies of a form, known as a "cure affidavit," that had been modified to include an inaccurate Nov. 8 deadline.

One Palm Beach Democrat said in an interview the idea was to have voters fix and submit as many absentee ballots as possible with the altered forms in hopes of later including them in vote totals if a judge ruled such ballots were allowed.

U.S. Chief Judge Mark Walker ruled Thursday that voters should have until Saturday to correct signatures on ballots, a move that could open the door for these ballots returned with altered forms to be counted. Republicans supporting Gov. Rick Scott, who leads Nelson by less than 13,000 votes in the recount, appealed the ruling.

I saw a commenter saying the Democrats' October Surprise this year was a November Surprise -- just having their faithful vote after the elections, and relying on the presence of a leftwing judge to bless it as somehow legal.

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The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition



She supports BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), has friends in very low places, and flat-out lied about her stance on Israel to garner support from naive Minnesota Jews. Sounds like a typical Democrat!

Let's face it, most of the real anti-Semitism and and anti-Zionism (it's the same thing really) comes from the Left. Sure, there is a small, thoroughly infiltrated neo-Nazi movement in America, but I'm not worried about their brand of Jew-Hate. I am very aware of the vitriol and antipathy directed at Israel and American Jews from the Democrat party. Oh, their leaders make pretty noises about support for Israel and American Jewry, but their base...their deeply deluded, violent, anti-freedom structurally anti-Semitic because their roots reach into revolutionary movements around the world, most of which are allied with the pallies or the growing Islamic influence in Europe. Just look at college campuses all across the country for proof. Hell, Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labor party in England is an out-and-proud Jew-hater, and he has an outside chance of being the prime minister of the UK.

Ilhan Omar's Election Shows Democrats Aren't Interested In Confronting Anti-Semitism

Ilhan Omar, one of the first of two Muslim women to be elected to Congress, is a new kind of politician. She’s telegenic. Ideologically progressive. Widely celebrated by a media that’s obsessed with identity politics. She’s the kind of politician who can openly side with Hamas against Israel or spread “Protocols of Zion”-style conspiracies on Twitter, claiming that Jews possess the supernatural ability to hypnotize the world as they unfurl their “evil.”

It’s not surprising, then, that Omar also supports the “boycott, divestment and sanctions” movement (BDS). In a statement to the website Muslim Girl (later confirmed elsewhere), someone on Omar’s staff explains that, yes, “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized. She does however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution.”

This vile, anti-American, anti-freedom Democrat is practicing taqiyya, and will say whatever it takes to gain power and advance her agenda, which probably includes sharia and "reeducation camps."

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Mid-Morning Open Thread


Sargent The Fountain.jpg

The Fountain
John Singer Sargent

Hmmm...I'm not a fan of Sargent's "softer" work (watercolors?). I like his portraits better. But this is an interesting scene, and his skill is undeniable.

[Hat Tip: MP4]

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The Morning Report - 11/15/18

—J.J. Sefton


Good morning kids. Thursday and frankly I just mentally can't get myself in gear to write anything worthy of your time so I''m going to keep it brief. Aside from my allergies bugging me this morning, the news taken in toto is just getting me down. I'm fairly optimistic by nature but expanding on Rush Limbaugh's rant below, with thousands of essentially male, military age peasants from third world shit-holes doing all they can to set foot on our soil and claim citizenship, with a political party bent on openly stealing elections they didn't win as allies in their propaganda arm pump out the big lie that it is our party and citizenry that are the criminals stealing elections, when actual, dictionary definition neo-Nazi thugs physically confront and intimidate people while claiming the mantle of being anti-fascist and as the last vestige of Americans carry the true meaning of what this nation is all about to the grave and are replaced by others who have been and continue to be brainwashed into becoming "true believers" that we and this nation are evil and must be transformed or destroyed, well, I'm just in a funk about it. The headlines and players may change from day to day, but it's the same old story. It could've been worse - Hillary Clinton could right now be in the Oval Office and I keep reminding myself of that whenever I get down. But the question remains, is Trump a harbinger or merely an aberration that is delaying the inevitable? The world wonders...

The headlines generally speak for themselves but some of the ones that stand out include one that will likely get very little if any coverage: that the computer models that undergird the entire global warming/climate change call-it-what-you-will doomsday "theory" are now admitted by their pimps in lab coats to be so fundamentally flawed as to be proven wrong. Meh, tell it to your average Lefty and the response will be "burn witch!"

Three links illustrate how evil Lefty blood money from basically a handful of sources makes the multi-headed Hydra/Cerberus of sedition and treason go round; First, Daniel Greenfield on billionaire bucks flooding the zone with outside cash to swamp local elections, second, filmmaker Ami Horowitz uncovering how the invasion caravan is a totally funded and pre-planned Leftist op and Soros money is behind a Red-Green Ludditism push in Texas.

In politics, it's same-old same-old for GOP leadership with a few links berating that party for screwing up and losing the House. Also, Nancy Palsi metaphorically fellates Al Sharpton with verbiage to induce the gag-reflex. We also have a number of good links on the nature of "nationalism" as it relates to the President's usage of that word and the media's attempted crucifying him for it, more on the idiocy of the Jm J Acosta/CNN lawsuit - if you're lurking Sarah Sanders, you can send me the press pass courtesy of this website - and the lame duck GOP is scrambling to pass legislation including that crime reform bill which I have serious reservations about vis a vis sentencing guidelines, whoever is still giving advice on appointments in the White House needs to be shit-canned and the goons have forced an independent candidate in Seattle from running after intimidating his wife, and an essay on the death of California.

Internationally, there's a ceasefire for now on the Israel-Medieval Thug border, Chi-Com military expansion, a very shoddy Brexit deal finally passes, and some psyho pro-Palestine shyster went apeshit on an airplane when she was refused alcohol.

From hither and yon, a male teacher gets blasted for not allowing a middle school girl to strip in a boys locker room, Disney's new "Nutcracker" is a ball-buster, the Left goes nuts when PDT awards Sheldon Adelson's wife a medal and on nationalism as a cause of World War One, or not.

Apologies for kind of phoning it in this morning. Will try and do more better-er tomorrow-ish.

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

Posted by J.J. Sefton at 07:44 AM Comments

Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (11/14/18 )

—Misanthropic Humanitarian



The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"Having sustained catastrophic injuries on the battlefield, which included the loss of both my legs, I am acutely aware of the vital role dogs play in helping troops recover from war's physical and psychological to. The VA has not executed what we wanted as intent, which is to bring this to an end in its entirety, so we will keep up the pressure until these invasive, painful and deadly experiments on dogs stop completely."Rep. Brian Mast (R. Fla.)

Quote II

“America was founded as the shining city on the hill. United, we can keep it that way,”John Kasich

Quote III

“If we can't have free and open discussion on topics like these, we have no hope of combating tribalism and finding common ground.”UW-Seattle Professor Stuart Reges

Quote IV

“He essentially bioengineered an electorate that would be essentially with enough white voters and few enough voters of color to elect him. Joy Reid

Quote V

“It’s going to be wonderful. We’ll be out from underneath that heavy cloud. Now we’ll be able to really fly.”Rev. Gretta Vosper

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Hasbro Offers "Monopoly for Millennials," Which... Goofs on Millennials?

—Ace of Spades

Apparently this is real.

But I don't think it's for Millennials.

I think it's for everyone else -- people who don't like Millennials.

Millennials are, get this, whining in outrage about someone having fun at their expense.

Here's a story about the game, and here's one of those unboxing videos. Just to prove this is real.

One change to classic monopoly is that you don't buy real estate -- because Millennials don't -- so you instead collect "experiences," like going to a "three day music festival" or sitting in the house all day binging Netflix.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 09:32 PM Comments

Women's March Chapter: We Don't #BelieveAllWomen When It Comes to St. Michael of the Blessed Right Hook

—Ace of Spades

But the Brantford (Canada) Chapter of the Women's March (!!!) has announced it does not #BelieveAllWomen in this case.

Believe it or not, the left is suddenly declaring, as if in one (nearly) unified voice, that #BelievingAllWomen is sooooo October 2018.

Brett Kavanaugh wants to know if they waited for all the evidence in his case, or if the allegation was enough.

After all, a woman -- the victim -- did swear out this police complaint.

Something that Dr. Blasey of the incorruptible hippocampus never bothered to do.



Open thread. Now get out there and Be Like Mike -- slug a gal like you love her!

More: The media's been praising Slappy Avenatti's eagerness to throw a punch for over a year.

The next time he's on CNN every 20 minutes, I'm sure they'll ask him if he hit this woman with the power he had envisioned hitting Trump with.

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DeVos to Announce New Title IX Rules That Guarantee Some Minimum Due Process Safeguards to the Accused

—Ace of Spades

What a monster.

Can you believe accused people will have the chance to actually know what the charges against them are? What is this, a Harry Potter book where Voldemort lets Harry know what the charges against him are?!?!

Sorry, I don't think that was a good analogy. But I'm given to understand one should always reference Harry Potter or The Handmaid's Tale when outraged.

Educati on Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to release a sweeping overhaul of how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, giving new rights to the accused, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers, people familiar with the matter said.

The proposal is set for release before Thanksgiving, possibly this week, and replaces less formal guidance issued by the Obama administration in 2011. The new rules would reduce liability for universities, tighten the definition of sexual harassment, and allow schools to use a higher standard in evaluating claims of sexual harassment and assault.


The most significant change would guarantee the accused the right to cross-examine their accusers, though it would have to be conducted by advisers or attorneys for the people involved, rather than by the person accused of misconduct. If requested, the parties could be in separate rooms during the cross-examination, an administration official said. They said this was done to bolster the due process rights of the accused while assuring that victims are not directly confronted by their assailants.


Recent court decisions requiring public universities to allow the accused the right to cross-examination when credibility is an issue figured in the administration's reasoning, two people said.


The biggest may be the standard of proof required in assessing claims. Under the DeVos proposal, schools will be allowed to choose between "preponderance of the evidence" and the higher bar of "clear and convincing" evidence. The Obama guidelines had directed schools to use the "preponderance of the evidence" standard.

A choice, huh?

Well... not really, brah.

The regulation also will require schools to use the same standard in these cases as they use for other complaints, including those against employees and faculty. Many union contracts and other agreements with faculty mandate the use of a higher "clear and convincing" standard, several people said. So as a practical matter, most schools may be forced to apply the same higher bar for student complaints.

Seems fair -- if you think a mere preponderance of the evidence standard is enough to prove student misbehavior, then surely that standard also should suffice for college professors and administrators, right?


Posted by Ace of Spades at 07:09 PM Comments

"She Hit Me First:" Defender of Women Everywhere, Michael Avenatti, Arrested for Felony Domestic Violence; Wife Female Victim Reportedly Seen "Swollen and Bruised"

—Ace of Spades

We probably should have seen this coming.

I'm pretty embarrassed I didn't call it.

He looks "hitty." Assuming a woman is smaller than he is, which is sort of a narrow window, because I hear he's not a very large fellow.

Michael ["Slappy"] Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Our law enforcement sources say ["Pimp-Hand"] Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised."

Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday, but there was a confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.

We're told during today's confrontation the woman ran out of the apartment building and was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, screaming on the phone, "I can't believe you did this to me."

We're told security brought her inside the building and Michael showed up 5 minutes later, ran into the building, chasing after her. He screamed repeatedly, "She hit me first."

Update: Slappy Avenatti's estranged wife says it wasn't her involved in this punch-up. TMZ has now corrected that they "now know" the woman who filed the complaint was not Slappy's wife.


"She hit me first."

What a fighter.

Now, I know the Democrats are willing to excuse a stray bit of rape or depraved-heart murder against women, but I don't think Michael 'Ave-a-KnuckleSandwich's presidential hopes are going to survive this.

TMZ says 'Ave-a-KnuckleSandwich is "currently in custody."

Coming Soon: The debut of the Austin Powers "She's a mannnn, baby!" defense.

Hey, Remember When 'Ave-A-KnuckleSandwich Challenged Donald Trump Jr. to Some Kind of MMA Match?

I wonder if he was just sparring with his wife, without telling her beforehand.

From a Mark Edward Andrews, Exclusive Fake Footage of Creepy Porn Lawyer's Defense:

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Jeff Flake: I Will Tank Conservative Judicial Nominations Until an Unconstitutional Bill Purporting to Limit the President's Power to Fire Executive Personnel Is Voted On

—Ace of Spades

Bonus/Update to Last Story: First, it looks like Julie Kelly did elicit comment from NeverTrumper Jon Podhoretz. You know, the guy who pays himself almost $400,000 a year to "run" the amateur Republican Cosplay webzine Commentary.*

He's accusing anyone of reporting on Bill's new donors of "drooling McCarthyism."

My my -- sounds... defensive!

And... I say, why, what's this? Look who was spreading Pierre Omidyar's twitter propaganda back in January 2017!!!

Huh -- the marginally employable Rick Wilson suddenly became un intime cher of Pierre Omidyar's after the election.

Quelle surprise! Quel choc!

I bet you if we begin searching certain accounts for defenses or retweets of big-money leftist donor Pierre Omidyar, we'll find lots and lots of interesting connections!!!

BTW, Omidyar also funds Glenn Greenwald's The Intercept, which pretty much justifies every Hamas attack on Israel. Sometimes they even kinda-sorta say the Jews are bombing themselves (in as much as "they created Hamas").

So this is NeverTrump's sugar-daddy.


* By the way: Look at his Twitter timeline. It's constant yammering on Twitter.

It's sometimes every two or three minutes! And that's just his posting! Obviously he's doing some reading of twitter in between making terrible jokes on Twitter.

I don't know if his charity is really getting full value for its money from his declared 40 hours per week for Commentary.

Posted by Ace of Spades at 05:40 PM Comments

Bill Kristol Replies to Disclosure He's Funded by Left-Wing Tech Billionaire: Thank God for the "Public Spiritedness of the Left," I Just Wish We Could See Equal "Public Spiritedness on the Right"

—Ace of Spades

So this is an implicit admission: He links Julie Kelly's story and congratulates his left-wing friends on their "public spiritedness." He only wishes the right, which he concedes is not funding him at the left's level, would also give him equal amounts of money.

I mean, give him equal amounts of "public spiritedness."

By the way, this same left-wing billionaire also bankrolled Evan McMullin. Go figure. Other left-wing Silicon Valley magnates funded him too, but McMullin hid behind "dark money" laws to hide their identities.

A defense of Kristol will be made that his principles haven't changed, only the marks he's grifting money from, so why shouldn't he take the money?

Well, let me ask Kristol's defenders this: Do they really imagine Kristol is not compromised by a desire to please his new benefactors?

Is it just a coincidence that Weekly Standard employees -- not employees of Kristol's various money-grifting political organizations-- seem to move in lockstep to support his political organizations' operations?

Is there really no diversity of opinion at all at the Weekly Standard? Or is it just accepted that if you disagree with the goals Kristol's buckraking operations, you keep your mouth shut?

I emailed Lee Smith at his Weekly Standard address to ask for his opinion about this, but I found out Smith had been fired days after he submitted a report on FusionGPS.

I'm sure that was just a coincidence, though.

I ask again: What is Weekly Standard's policy about keeping a separation between magazine business -- the Standard is supposedly an independent journal of opinion, after all -- and Bill Kritol's buckraking political ops?

Do they have a policy of separation to make sure that Kristol's extracurricular activities do not overly influence supposedly-independent magazine journalism? Or is it all just loosey-goosey and anything goes?

The response to these questions from Kristol's NeverTrump friends, below.

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Posted by Ace of Spades at 04:32 PM Comments

Fox Files Briefing In Support of CNN's Curious Claim That Jim Acosta Is the One Citizen In the Whole of the US with a Constitutional Right to a WH Pass

—Ace of Spades


Meanwhile, James Freeman of the WSJ and Mollie Hemingway of somewhere or other disagree:

BTW, if anyone can access that article, please quote some if it in a comment. I'd like to put up an excerpt.

Mollie Hemingway wrote her own response to Jim Accoster.

Jim Acosta Bears Most of the Blame

Precisely no one actually thinks that Acosta is a good news journalist. He might be good entertainment, for some, but he doesn’t break news or accurately report it. He's a pundit who loves to offer his opinions all day, every day.

Even among his colleagues he’s known as a preener rather than a reporter. He doesn’t break stories or dig into facts. He preens on camera and does it in a way that makes it harder for legitimate press corps members to hold the administration accountable .

Every second that Acosta uses to preen and whine at a press conference is a second that a real journalist can't use to ask questions or elicit information the American people need to know about. His behavior doesn’t just damage his own reputation, it hurts CNN’s and the entire journalism profession.

His behavior last week crossed a line when he physically refused a young female intern attempting to provide the White House microphone to another reporter. He then doubled down and falsely claimed without evidence that he didn't touch her. In fact, video evidence showing he did touch her is incontrovertible.

A commenter had a great idea (which is just a sort of revenge fantasy) should a Hawaiian judge rule that Jim Acosta does have some special penubraic right to a hard pass:

Trump should declare that if Acosta has a personal constitutional right to a hard pass, so does every citizen in America, given that no queeny drama volcano has special rights over any other citizen.

Therefore, he should announce that one-week passes will be available by the lottery system, and news departments must sign up for the lottery like any other citizen. 40 names will be drawn each week and if the media's names aren't called, so be it!

Now, before anyone says, "But you'll have a bunch of partisan crazies cursing out Sarah Sanders...!"

How is that any different than the current system? At least around half of the lottery winners would say things like "MAGA!" and "CNN SUCKS!"

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Filmmaker Embedded in "Migrant" Caravan: This Caravan Costs Millions of Dollars. Who's Paying for It? Why Isn't Any Media Asking Who's Paying For It?

—Ace of Spades

He says the main group funding for this, Peublo Sin Fronteras, is being funded by groups which have been funded by [CENSORED] in the past.

Because you're not allowed to say George Soros funds the left, according to the left and the left-adjacent "conservatives" which have suddenly grown so very protective of him now that, coincidentally, their previous streams of grifty funding have diminished.

Completely unrelated, but over at the Weekly Standard, proud partner of famously-conservative organization FaceBook, they've once again fact-checked a right-leaning micro-rando to, get this, defend George Soros' good name.

In this case, they don't even try to establish this "conspiracy theory" is widespread. They do not demonstrate it has any reach. They can't say it's widespread; the most they can say is that it "has begun to resurface."

It has begun to resurface? Well then -- let's call in the Sixth Fleet! This aggression will not stand.

In fact, they cheekily even reference the fact that they spend a lot of time defending George Soros' good name these days.

In further fact, they even reference the fact that I've referenced that fact.

Fact Check: Another Soros Conspiracy Theory HOLMES LYBRAND 1 MIN READ

November 5, 2018 at 3:44 PM

"Oh look, TWS is defending Soros again." -Ace, probably.

Yeah those are actually the first words of their "fact-check."

And yes, they're defending Soros again. Of course.

I imagine the fact-check is probably accurate enough; I just wonder why they're spending so much time tracking down each and every minor reference to Soros and defending him as if he were, I don't know, paying handsomely for the reputation-rehabilitation service or something.

Which I'm sure is just preposterous. George Soros doesn't fund political organizations that advance his leftist vision of the world, ever. It's antisemitic to say otherwise.

The Weekly Standard lets a thousand false claims by the left pass by unmolested, but say one thing about George Soros, and bang! They're on it like grifters on a well-heeled sap.

Broseiden Asks... Why is it antisemitic to criticize George Soros' funding of the left, given that Soros is not really Jewish, while it is not antisemitic to attack Sheldon Adelson's funding of the right, even though he is Jewish?

It's almost as if the "antisemitic" claim is being deployed in a dishonest manner to protect a well-heeled ally and not deployed so that attacks on an enemy can continue unimpeded.

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Raceclown Toure: Now That We've Browbeaten White People Into Saying "People of Color," We're Gonna Browbeat Them Into Not Saying People of Color Anymore, Because Now That's Racist Too
Well, fine, I never said People of Color because it's the sort of thing People of Stupid say, but I do find it interesting that the left spends almost all of its energy these days telling white people what they can and cannot say, and occasionally changing the New Rules arbitrarily just to keep the white devils guessing.
I guess this is mostly a power-move against white liberals, who are the only people still playing the raceclowns' game.
And do note, his admonition seems directed at white people -- he's not just generally saying, "I don't know if we should say People of Color any more..." It's just another SJW speech-police power-move.
I'm Starting to Think That Glenn Greenwald Really Doesn't Like Jews
I can't believe Iranian (by way of Paris) Pierre Omidyar funds him. That's crazy!
Jack Reacher to be Rebooted as a Streaming TV Show; Author Admits That Tom Cruise Was Too Short to Play Reacher, Who Was a 6'5" Monster in the Books
I like Tom Cruise but I guess, yeah, Reacher's size was a defining character trait. I guess maybe they'll get Armie Hammer? Hammer isn't able to carry a movie but is very tall (around 6'4", maybe, or even 6'5") and maybe should try getting a hit on a TV show.
Also, WTH happened with the massive drop-off in quality from the first Reacher to the second? I couldn't even watch the second one. It was like watching a Made-for-DVD sequel except it wasn't made for DVD.
Speaking of Armie Hammer, he criticized all the Stan Lee Selfies celebrities were posting to supposedly honor Stan Lee, in a very Obama-like I'm-the-real-star-here way.
I'm really annoyed at this habit of writing not eulogies but Me-logies. Jonathan Last had an embarrassing one that basically was just an opportunity for him to recall the Lost Age when they would occasionally permit him to appear on cable TV.
Deranged Cuck AllahPundit Can't Even Post a Bullshit Post About a Magic Trick Without Dropping in a Trump Slam and Baiting Republicans About Losing the House
A blow-off post about a magic trick. And this deranged obsessive depressive will later bemoan how leftists politicize everything. Why yes, deranged Leftists really do do that, don't they? Say, come to think of it, you seem to inject unfunny political trolling into all of your posts too, don't you? Hmm...
Are you writing for Jimmy Kimmel now, by any chance? Ah I'm just kidding, you're not funny.
I guess this is what happens when he's not free to high-five his leftist Twitter Palz all day long.
- [Mis. Hum.]
From Instapundit, Another Scientific Study Lends Credence to the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model of Weight Gain/Weight Regulation
After putting a group through a standard calorie-restriction diet which caused them to lose 10-14% of bodyweight, the study then divided them into three groups, one getting 20% of calories from carbohydrate, one 40%, and one group 60%. The group getting only 20% of calories from carbohydrate burned 250 extra calories per day, in line with the insulin-dependent model of weight gain. They did not lose extra weight because the study called for them to eat more to prevent additional weight gain, to offset additional calories burned. But had this protocol not been applied, they would have lost 250 calories' worth of weight per day (a little more than a pound every two weeks). And, importantly, that weight loss would have occurred after the easy first 10% of weight had been shed in the first part of the experiment.
Brazil's New Foreign Minister is #BasedAF
Princeton can use a man like Ernesto
Roy Clarke, RIP. [Mis. Hum.]
What a Shock: PayPal Has Cut Off Yet Another Competitor to Tech Monopoly Platforms
Is this all just a coincidence or are tech giants acting in concert to destroy all possible competitors? Bitchute was terminated by PayPal, one assumes, for failing to be heavy-handed with censorship like YouTube is now; but when YouTube itself was less heavy-handed, PayPal didn't attempt to deplatform YouTube. Twitter, too, used to be less heavy-handed, and yet there were no companies working to deplatform them.
One begins to see a pattern that goes like this: the established tech giants establish a censorship guideline, which is taken by other companies, for no good reason, to be the required censorship guideline. Then anyone not conforming to the established tech giants' current censorship policies (and remember, these change all the time) are deplatformed by other tech giants.
You can't say you're not acting in concert when you take Twitter's or YouTube's rules of the day (which can and do change) and then use that as your justification to exclude all competitors to YouTube and Twitter. You're just using their censorship-policies-of-the-month to justify always acting in YouTube's and Twitter's interest. You're just using their censorship policies as cover for eliminating their competitors.
When YouTube and Twitter decide "No conservative speakers at all," will PayPal, MasterCard, and the rest then begin denying services to a conservative competitor start-up?
We need congressional investigations into this, but it won't happen: The Democrats are all-in on censorship and harassing conservatives out of public life (including their jobs), and too many Republicans are simply paid off by Big Tech.
New York Magazine: Maybe It's Time for America to Split Up
Hear, hear... This is why we need Trump to win in 2020. We have two choices: Either we win and they beg us to secede, in which case we're done with them forever, or they win, and they dominate us forever. (They won't let us secede, of course: they mean to "correct" us, preferably as against our will as possible, to increase the pain.)
Mike Stoklasa's Weird Obsession with Paranormal "Reality" TV Shows is Getting Out of Control
Every time he goes into one of these obsession spirals (either about Ghost Adventures or Star Trek) I ask myself: Wait, why do I listen to this guy's opinions again?
Jay Baumann's face says it all: If only I had thought to do a 70 minute review of The Phantom Menace, I wouldn't have to sit here listening to this maniac recount entire episodes of ST:TNG and Ghost Adventures
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