HERE’S SIDNEY POWELL’S COMPLAINT, just filed today in Michigan.

JAMES LILEKS’ OBLIGATORY THANKSGIVING ESSAY:

There have been 105 Thanksgivings at this house. It’s a solid place. There will be a hundred more, as long as the walls and the foundation and the roof endure. This was a young country when the house was built. It is a young country still. May it never grow so old it forgets the humbling lessons of gratitude, and the happy joys of civic rituals.

Today we celebrate no creed, no official birthday, no war’s cessation. We look inward to family and outward to the polity that protects our freedom. All this and pie. God Bless America.

Read the whole thing — and Happy Thankgiving to you and yours!

UPDATE: Be Thankful for the Capitalism That Makes the Abundance Laid Out Before Us Possible.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MERRY CHRISTMAS, AND HAPPY HANUKKAH from the Reynolds/Smith household.

THIS DOES NOT SURPRISE ME: COVID-19 antibody surveys underestimate infections: study. “These results suggest that serology testing at a single time point is likely to underestimate the number of persons with previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, and a negative serologic test result might not reliably exclude prior infection.”

I’M SO OLD, I CAN REMEMBER WHEN CALIFORNIA HAD RELIABLE ELECTRICITY: Southern California Edison considers Thanksgiving power cuts due to wildfire threat.

Related: California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035.

MOST INTERESTING SPACE-WORM NEWS THIS YEAR: Space worm tests show microgravity can alter genes.

THE POWER LINE THANKSGIVING DAY IN PICTURES: Special COVID Edition.

WEIRDLY, FAUCI’S ENDORSEMENT DOESN’T IMPRESS ME: Fauci: ‘People should feel confident’ COVID-19 vaccines safe, effective.

ROGER KIMBALL: Trump does the right thing by pardoning Gen. Flynn.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Researchers link specific gut bacteria to irritable bowel syndrome. “Unlike most other gut bacteria, Brachyspira is in direct contact with the cells [of the intestines] and covers their surface. I was immensely surprised when we kept finding Brachyspira in more and more IBS patients, but not in healthy individuals.”

TRUNALIMUNUMAPRZURE! Watch: Devout Catholic Joe Biden Does Not Know How To Pronounce Famous Book In Bible.

AMERICA’S NEWSPAPER OF RECORD: Staffers Crying Over Jordan Peterson Book Cured By Forcing Them To Read Jordan Peterson Book.

Its publisher’s management might want to peruse the galleys as well:

Related: Woke Publishing Employees Can’t Stand Their Woke Employer Publishing Books They Don’t Like.

Had the employee bothered to read 12 Rules for Life, he — or she or “xi” or “they” or “it” or whatever pronouns he or she prefers to be called — might have found the book sophisticated, scientific, and illuminating. I certainly did.

Peterson’s bestselling book encourages people to take control of their lives, to abandon victimization, and to value the truth. Yes, Peterson disagrees with the radical transgender orthodoxy, and he is notorious for criticizing a law that would force people to refer to one another using their chosen pronouns. Peterson also explains that biological sex is real and that men and women are different in some ways — oh, the horror!

Peterson clearly contradicts transgenderism, but that hardly justifies accusations of “transphobia.” The professor has clearly said he will refer to people by their preferred pronouns when they ask him — he only objects to a government order on speech.

Does this make the professor a heinous “icon of hate speech,” an “icon of transphobia,” or an “icon of white supremacy”? No. If anything, Peterson is an icon of sanity in a world gone increasingly mad.

It seems there is little these triggered publishing company employees need more than to actually read Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Luckily, they work at the company that published it! Perhaps the staff can lend them some copies.

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COVERING THE IMPORTANT STORIES: Songs that Changed Music: The Smiths’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’

BYRON YORK: How Republicans crashed Nancy Pelosi’s party.

In the end, Republicans believe they will have 211 seats, although they might have as many as 213. That means Pelosi will have somewhere between 222 and 224 seats. Remember that it takes 218 votes to pass something in the House, and it is clear just how narrow the Democratic majority will be. Pelosi will be able to lose just a handful of her members and still prevail in a party-line vote. Democrats on the ideological fringes will have more power because Pelosi will need their support to pass anything.

Short of an actual GOP takeover of the House, which Republicans believe is coming in 2022, the result left McCarthy and his fellow members encouraged and full of energy. They will have more power to shape legislation and stop measures they view as unacceptable. Pelosi will have to take their position into account in every calculation. McCarthy is still minority leader, but he will be a stronger, more assertive minority leader.

If Republicans are able to keep control of the Senate, the House results mean a President Biden will face the opposition party in control of one house of Congress and his Democratic allies in weakened control of the other. Of course, Republicans wanted to win it all. But as a result of McCarthy’s planning, and the work of GOP strategists, together with the push provided from an ever-present Trump, Republicans are in a strong position to shape the new Washington.

Read the whole thing.

ENTER THE KRAKEN: Sidney Powell Releases the ‘Kraken’ in Georgia with Explosive New Lawsuit.

Defense Attorneys Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and others have filed a lawsuit in Georgia demanding that the results of the 2020 election be set aside because of “massive election fraud” and foreign influence in the election. The lawsuit claims that 96,600 mail-in ballots “were fraudulently cast” and that “136,098 ballots were illegally counted as a result of improper manipulation of the Dominion software.”

Powell, a high-profile attorney who represents former Trump National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn, asks that the governor be enjoined from certifying the election. The 104-page lawsuit claims that Gov. Brian Kemp, Sec. of State Brad Raffensperger, and the chair and members of the Georgia State Elections Board failed to police the alleged fraud, including “multiple violations of Georgia laws, including O.C.G.A. §§ 21-2-30(d), 21-2-31, 21-2- 33.1 and §21-2-522, and multiple Constitutional violations, as shown by fact witnesses to specific incidents, multiple expert witnesses and the sheer mathematical impossibilities found in the Georgia 2020 General Election.”

The lawsuit, co-filed with attorney Lin Wood and an Atlanta attorney, asks a judge to set aside the results of the election in a permanent injunction; enjoin elections officials from certifying the election; demands that all voting machines be subjected to forensic assessment; and asks that election officials produce 36 hours of surveillance video of “all rooms used in the voting process at State Farm Arena in Fulton County, GA from 12:00am to 3:00am until 6:00pm on November.”

There’s a copy of the complaint at the link.

Related: Twitter Blocks ‘Potentially Harmful’ Links to Sidney Powell Election Lawsuit. Act of war.

UPDATE: From the comments:

The Left: “There’s no evidence of fraud”

Also the Left: “You’re not allowed to see the claims being made because Hate and Harmful.”

They’re not acting especially confident here.

IN THE MAIL: From Sean Hannity, Live Free Or Die: America (and the World) on the Brink.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO’VE JUST TUNED IN, THE PINEDALE SHOPPING MALL HAS JUST BEEN BOMBED WITH LIVE TURKEYS! FILM AT ELEVEN:

NOT ONLY IS 2020 STRANGER THAN WE IMAGINED, IT IS STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE: Vatican Unveils Avant-Garde 2020 Nativity Scene, and Boy Does Twitter Have Opinions. “The Vatican is about to unveil this year’s Nativity scene. The spark plug angel and Fisher-Price Holy Family design will surely invite conversation. At least the animals appear realistic.

And while the Vatican is channeling the Museum of Modern Art, Pope Francis has finally condemned Chinese racism: Pope says for first time that China’s Uighurs are ‘persecuted.’

John Paul II left the building a long time ago.

 

THAT SEEMS FAIR: DePauw U. ranked dead last in massive free speech college rankings survey.

TRUNALIMUNUMAPRZURE! CNN: Those Aren’t Biden Gaffes! They Demonstrate His ‘Empathy.’

Just think of the media as Democratic Party operatives with bylines, and their coming four year nap will make perfect sense.

GO AHEAD, DISARM THE POLICE. THEN WHO ARE YOU GONNA CALL? Plans to disarm Portland State campus police on hold after too many quit.

HEY KIDS, WHAT TIME IS IT? It Is Time To Eliminate The Federal Corporate Income Tax.

SUBMIT OR SUFFER: StrategyPage’s latest CHINA update.

Two things are impeding Chinese efforts to achieve superpower status; economic stability and a network of powerful and reliable allies. The problems with economic stability are linked to the more serious problems with establishing stable relationships with other countries. Chinese tradition prevents both of these because China traditionally recognizes only enemies and subordinate foreigners.”>Two things are impeding Chinese efforts to achieve superpower status; economic stability and a network of powerful and reliable allies. The problems with economic stability are linked to the more serious problems with establishing stable relationships with other countries.Chinese tradition prevents both of these because China traditionally recognizes only enemies and subordinate foreigners.

This update, written by StrategyPage editor-in-chief Jim Dunnigan, includes a report that Chinese troops used a microwave weapon in a Himalayan skirmish with Indian forces earlier this year. See the November 15 entry in the update.

UPDATE: Block quote fixed.

CHINA PREPARES FOR ‘INFORMATIONIZED’ WAR:

In March 2012, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, speaking to the National People’s Congress, declared that the Chinese military’s most important mission was “to win local wars under Information Age conditions.”

…military analysts pointed out that Wen specified a violent (kinetic) action somewhere near China that must be won. Information Age warfare required integrated electronics and weapons hardware as well as highly trained personnel. National People’s Congress delegates knew the People’s Liberation Army was no longer an infantry army. China’s defense ministry was spending billions to digitize communications, surveillance, and command and control systems. It was also integrating advanced smart weapons into the mix.

For at least two decades, Chinese military leaders have debated the idea that electronic information equipment has become the primary warfighting platform — not tanks, missiles or ships but the information equipment that connects and directs them.

Sun Tzu said you must know your enemy. It’s my latest Creators Syndicate column.

SOMEWHERE OVER AFGHANISTAN: Stunning photo of a B1-B bomber flying high above Afghanistan. The photo was taken from the KC-135 tanker that just refueled it. Note the rugged terrain and the snow below. The USAF plans to retire the B1-B Lancer before it retires the B-52. However, at times the B1-B has been the bomber of choice. It was during the height of the war with the Islamic State.

#JOURNALISM:

I WARNED DEMOCRATS THAT IT WASN’T GOING TO BE SO EASY TO GET RID OF TRUMP: 2024: Trump already tops Biden 4-1 in betting markets.

ROGER KIMBALL: Trump does the right thing by pardoning Gen. Flynn. “The case was so embarrassing that the Department of Justice eventually intervened and dropped the prosecution. That did nothing to quell the fury of the vindictive Judge Emmet Sullivan, who decided to soldier on as both prosecutor and judge in his effort to nail Gen. Flynn. All that comes to an end today.”

Sullivan has been an embarrassment to the judiciary.

TOO MANY ON THE LEFT VIEW THIS AS A FEATURE, NOT A BUG: Lives And Livelihoods Will Be Destroyed While Dems Wait Until 2021 For The Vaccine And Stimulus.

In his 2014 history of the American left, The Revolt Against the Masses, Fred Siegel wrote, “The best short credo of liberalism came from the pen of the once canonical left-wing literary historian Vernon Parrington in the late 1920s.‘Rid society of the dictatorship of the middle class.’”

The Anointed understand that it’s for their own good, of course.

BEAT ‘EM UP PREEMPTIVELY. WHO ARE THEY GONNA CALL, THE POLICE? Cornell Activists Threaten Peers Who Voted Against Disarming the Police.

YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER PYRE: Five books Penguin will have to ban along with Jordan Peterson.

Related: They got woke. Will Penguin now go broke?

 

SUPREMES STRIKE DOWN CUOMO’S ANTI-RELIGIOUS COVID LIMITS: In a 5-4 decision that is full of positive implications for First Amendment litigation regarding religious freedom and practice, the Supreme Court late yesterday slapped down New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s restrictions on worship gatherings in targeted areas hit hard by Covid.

The decision acknowledged that the nine Justices on the nation’s highest court “are not public health experts,” but it went on to explain that “even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten. The restrictions at issue here, by effectively barring many from attending religious services, strike at the very heart of the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty. Before allowing this to occur, we have a duty to conduct a serious examination of the need for such a drastic measure.”

This is big and potentially huuuuge, as a certain prominent American Socialist who likely will not be pleased by it might say. But what is certain is that for those who love the First Amendment as a whole, and especially its guarantees of religious freedom and practice, this decision is something to indeed be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day 2020.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): The full opinion is here. Excerpt:

At the same time, the Governor has chosen to impose no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers “essential.” And it turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores. Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too. So, at least according to the Governor, it may be unsafe to go to church, but it is always fine to pick up another bottle of wine, shop for a new bike, or spend the afternoon exploring your distal points and meridians. Who knew public health would so perfectly align with secular convenience? As almost everyone on the Court today recognizes, squaring the Governor’s edicts with our traditional First Amendment rules is no easy task. People may gather inside for extended periods in bus stations and airports, in laundromats and banks, in hardware stores and liquor shops. No apparent reason exists why people may not gather, subject to identical restrictions, in churches or synagogues, especially when religious institutions have made plain that they stand ready, able, and willing to follow all the safety precautions required of “essential” businesses and perhaps more besides. The only explanation for treating religious places differently seems to be a judgment that what happens there just isn’t as “essential” as what happens in secular spaces. Indeed, the Governor is remarkably frank about this: In his judgment laundry and liquor, travel and tools, are all “essential” while traditional religious exercises are not. That is exactly the kind of discrimination the First Amendment forbids.

Yep.

OH, NOW DEMOCRATS CARE ABOUT LEGITIMACY: “But none of Trump’s antics justify the Democrats and their partisans for how they have acted for two decades, nor does it excuse their insistence today on pretending that none of this ever happened. Oh, but they tell us today: We didn’t do exactly the same things as Trump, and we had reasons. So even the people who claim that they never said Bush or Trump were illegitimate presidents who stole their elections will, at the drop of a hat, still claim that they were right that Bush and Trump were illegitimate presidents who stole their elections. Pardon me if I don’t think any of these people actually take any of their rhetoric about legitimacy seriously. They’ve done it for years, they’re not sorry, and we all know they’ll do it again next time.”

PAULA BOLYARD: ‘Let Thy Congregation Escape Tribulation.’ “A prayer for the wounded American church — and hope for the struggling Christian.”

RETURN TO NORMALCY: Will Obama Torture Apologists Make a Triumphant Return to Joe Biden’s White House?

As far as I can tell — and I’m sure it would have been brought to my attention if it were otherwise — the Trump Administration hasn’t been torturing anyone. Note the lack of commentary from the usual suspects.

THERE’S A NAME FOR PEOPLE WHO ASCRIBE HUMAN THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS TO ANIMALS:  The truth about wild turkey sex: Inside their kinky BDSM rituals.

As a side note, we have wild turkeys in the backyard. I have yet to see one wearing leather. JUST saying.

OH, IT’S OKAY. MY MORONIC MAYOR, A BUDDY OF PASTE EATING POLIS DID THIS ONE BETTER:  Mayor calls for “zero tolerance” for Covid rule breakers, and then goes and breaks the rules hours later.

But you know what? None of this is as stupid as continuing to believe this virus with a 99.6 survival rate for those who are hospitalized, and most of the mortality concentrated in those older than 80 requires this kind of measure.  For the love of all that is sentient, people, the idiots imposing these civilization-destroying measures, world-wide, with coordinated precision, completely ignore them. Trust me, if the virus were really, really dangerous — as paste eating Polis put it in his emergency announcement beamed to my phone, if “You are in danger from this deadly virus” — the would-be elite would be taking ALL the precautions, plus some, instead of rubbing our faces in the fact that these rules are for the peasants, only.

AND SUDDENLY, JUST LIKE THAT, HUNDREDS OF NEW HOMESCHOOLS WERE BORN:  Vermont schools will grill students on their Thanksgiving celebrations.

BLM, ANTIFA, ETC. ARE JUST TODAY’S WAYS OF SAYING YESTERDAY’S ‘NEW LEFT:’ Capital Research Center (CRC) President Scott Walter offers a detailed illustration of the decades-long line of development that goes straight from bomb-throwing, cop-killing SDSers and Black Panthers to today’s Black Lives Matter and Antifa. And even more:

“In short, the radical ideas and violence associated with the Black Lives Matter movement are simply the latest eruptions of a type of left-wing politics that goes back decades, at least.

“Indeed, current movement leaders are tied directly to radical leaders and groups from a half-century of failed movements like Occupy Wall Street, Black Liberation, the Weathermen, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Black Panther Party.

“This unsavory political current also encompasses still more disturbing cases of extremism, including the Charles Manson cult and the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, notorious for a mass suicide in Guyana that took over 900 lives with poisoned Kool-Aid.”

Be thankful today that these criminals, nutcases, thugs, ideological fanatics and murderers are not even more powerful than they are.

 

 

 

WHEN DO WE START DEEMING THE KAKISTOKRATS NON-ESSENTIAL?  Food deemed non-essential as New Mexico governor shuts down grocery stores.

(WRYLY) I CANNOT IMAGINE WHY:  Divorce court is usually quiet during holiday season — but 2020 is booming.

SPEAKING OF KAKISTOCRACY OF THOSE WHO KNOW THEY’LL GET “ELECTED” ANYWAY THANKS TO FRAUD:  Unemployment Missing? Look No Further Than Death Row!

THEY CAN HANG OUT WITH CNN AND ALL THE REST OF THE MSM VIEWERS IN THE US AND READERS OF OUR BIG NEWSPAPERS. THIS KAKISTOCRACY IS WORLDWIDE AND ITS MEDIA ARM IS CRAZY:  Dear Guardian readers, everything you think you know about who supports Trump is wrong. Love, The Guardian.

I’d add two points of caution: Biden is not elected. The fraud has not prevailed it, and even in this corrupt environment might never be. Hopefully will never be.
Does the coordination of news, lockdowns and “crisis” worldwide scare no one else? SERIOUSLY?

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN A CORRUPT VOTE MARKET, WHERE THE GOVERNED HAVE NO SAY IN WHO GOVERNS THEM, NO MATTER WHAT THE APPEARANCE OF THE THING:  Thanksgiving Lockdown Is For The Peasants.

SURE. OF COURSE IT DOES. BECAUSE GREEN CHEESE VOLCANO PENGUINS. AND ALSO BULLOCKS GENERAL MATTIS, BULLOCKS. WAY TO SHRED A STELLAR REPUTATION, SIR. ALL BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAD THE NERVE TO TELL YOU NO. I SUGGEST YOU CONSULT A DICTIONARY FOR THE MEANING OF COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF:  America First Policy Must End – James Mattis.

THE DOGFACED PONY SOLDIER HAS NO CLUE WHAT HE’S SAYING, WHAT AMERICA IS, OR WHERE THE EXIT FROM HIS BASEMENT IS. LET’S STOP PLAYING ALONG WITH THIS LUNACY, KTHANXBYE: America Is Back, Says Joe Biden.

MAYBE. BUT HONESTLY, THEY NEED TO BE HIT ON EVERY SINGLE FRONT. HARD. WITH SPIKES:  Barnes on the law and the election fraud cases.

IF WE DON’T CLEAN UP THIS MESS, THE REPUBLIC IS DEAD. AND WE’LL GET A KAKISTOCRACY ON STILTS:  Postal ballots in Georgia: PO boxes, Republican ballots gone astray, and signature matching.

I’ll remind you, boys, girls and various species of arachnid, that the USSR and the DDR had elections. Pro-forma elections mean nothing. And rulers who don’t have any reason to fear being fired all end up like those in the USSR and the DDR.
Admittedly, Commie LaWhorish is STARTING there.

BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY ARE:  Regulators coming after SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility and Starship.

THIS IS WHY AT THIS POINT, THE ONLY THING WE CAN CHANGE IS THE SIZE OF THE BUTCHER’S BILL, BUT NOT IF THERE WILL BE ONE:  The coming purge.

And frankly, the way these apparatchiks hate America, it’s us or them.

BE KIND TO YOURSELF. THESE DAYS, IT’S THE LEAST YOU CAN DO:  Tidings of Comfort.

SCOTUS RULES AGAINST CUOMO’S 10 PERSON CAP AT CHURCHES/SYNAGOUGES. “Even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten.

And right on cue, “Chief Justice Roberts joins the three liberal justices in dissent.”

November 25, 2020

USA TODAY ON NOVEMBER SECOND, WHEN SUCH WORRIES WERE STILL ALLOWED: Will your ballot be safe? Computer experts sound warnings on America’s voting machines.

IT’S COME TO THIS: Obama blasts Trump for putting illegal immigrants in the ‘cages’ built by Obama. You’re such a cheesy phoney, Barry.

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DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Urged People Not To Travel for Thanksgiving Shortly Before Boarding His Flight: The mayor is traveling to Mississippi to spend the holiday with his wife and daughter. “Leading by example is one way that politicians could voluntarily encourage safe behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, lessening the need for coercive restrictions. Increasingly, it appears our leaders are not up to that task.”

Nope, they’re mostly entitled garbaage people.

OPEN THREAD: Just do it. And, unlike Nike, do it without Chinese slave labor.

THEY SAY “UNIFY”. I HEAR “OBEY”: Obama Mocks Pro-Trump Hispanics, Pro-Lifers, and Evangelicals in One Statement.

MOON RACE: China launches Chang’e-5 Moon sample return mission.

WITH DNC IN MIND, CITY BANS CARRYING URINE, FECES: Feces Complaints in San Francisco Drop to Lowest Level in Three Years Amid Pandemic.

(Classical reference in headline.)

VIDEO: Remembering the XB-70 Valkyrie. A beautiful airplane, even if obsolete while designed.

STILL A FEW BUGS IN THE SYSTEM: AstraZeneca Manufacturing Error Clouds Vaccine Study Results: Experts say the relatively small number of people in the low dose group makes it difficult to know if the effectiveness seen in the group is real or a statistical quirk.

AstraZeneca and Oxford University on Wednesday acknowledged a manufacturing error that is raising questions about preliminary results of their experimental COVID-19 vaccine.

A statement describing the error came days after the company and the university described the shots as “highly effective” and made no mention of why some study participants didn’t receive as much vaccine in the first of two shots as expected.

In a surprise, the group of volunteers that got a lower dose seemed to be much better protected than the volunteers who got two full doses. In the low-dose group, AstraZeneca said, the vaccine appeared to be 90% effective. In the group that got two full doses, the vaccine appeared to be 62% effective. Combined, the drugmakers said the vaccine appeared to be 70% effective. But the way in which the results were arrived at and reported by the companies has led to pointed questions from experts. . . .

In a statement Wednesday, Oxford University said some of the vials used in the trial didn’t have the right concentration of vaccine so some volunteers got a half dose. The university said that it discussed the problem with regulators, and agreed to complete the late stage trial with two groups. The manufacturing problem has been corrected, according to the statement.

WHAT ABOUT THE RESULTS THEMSELVES?

Experts say the relatively small number of people in the low dose group makes it difficult to know if the effectiveness seen in the group is real or a statistical quirk. Some 2,741 people received a half dose of the vaccine followed by a full dose, AstraZeneca said. A total of 8,895 people received two full doses.

Another factor: none of the people in the low-dose group were over 55 years old. Younger people tend to mount a stronger immune response than older people, so it could be that the youth of the participants in the low-dose group is why it looked more effective, not the size of the dose.

Another point of confusion comes from a decision to pool results from two groups of participants who received different dosing levels to reach an average 70% effectiveness, said David Salisbury, and associate fellow of the global health program at the Chatham House think tank.

“You’ve taken two studies for which different doses were used and come up with a composite that doesn’t represent either of the doses,″ he said of the figure. “I think many people are having trouble with that.″

Well, when you move fast, you’re going to make mistakes, but still. It does underscore the value in the Operation Warp Speed approach of testing multiple vaccines in parallel.

FLASHBACK: Much of ‘Trump country’ was in recession during 2016 campaign: data.

If Democrats have their way, it will be again.

BREAKING: Trump Pardons Michael Flynn.

UPDATE: Not surprisingly, leftists such as Gerry Nadler condemned the pardon, as Tyler O’Neil writes at the PJ Mothership, “George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Trump should not have needed to pardon Flynn, however. ‘Trump just pardoned Flynn. This should not have been an issue since the DOJ asked many months ago for the case to be dropped,’ Turley noted. ‘Sullivan’s continued refusal to issue a final decision forced the issue.’”

(Updated and bumped.)

WELL, YES: Axios Founder: Most media publications don’t understand 50% of America. It’s not just that they don’t understand it, it’s that they hold it in contempt. The news media’s hatred, partisanship, and dishonesty is dividing America unnecessarily and destructively.

QUESTION ASKED AND ONLY PARTIALLY ANSWERED: Matt Drudge Logs Off. The Drudge Report has become a conformist shadow of its formerly bratty, oppositional self. Why?

OLD AND BUSTED: “Make America Great Again.”

The New Hotness? Biden turns to “polite and orderly caretakers of America’s decline.”

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21st CENTURY RELATIONSHIPS: The truth about wild turkey sex: Inside their kinky BDSM rituals.

But what happens if you try it with Jack Daniels instead of Wild Turkey?

ALSO, ENORMOUS: Tested: 2021 Infiniti QX80 Remains Relevant.

OUT: TRUMP’S LEGAL TEAM IS AN INEFFECTUAL EMBARASSMENT. IN: Huge court win lets Trump present ballot evidence, could overturn Nevada result.

ANGER, NOT FEAR IS THE CORRECT RESPONSE. I was listening to Rush Limbaugh’s show last week while driving when a man called in to say that with Biden’s “election,” he is scared for himself and for his family. Rush said he understood. I don’t. Why are so many conservatives scared rather than angry about the election? What good is fear? Where is the outpouring of anger and disgust that all conservatives should have toward half the country that wants them cowed at best and dead at worst? Fear has no place here.

Anger is a response to injustice and conservatives have been dealing with this injustice for years with the rigged election being the final straw. Fear is helpless, unless perhaps it moves us to action. So rather than fear, stand up in righteous indignation, like Andrew Breitbart, who never gave up. This indignation was on full display at a protest I attended the other night. A woman leapt up like a bulldog when a leftist type started to tell the crowd of small business owners that they were to blame for the spread of Covid. She screamed at him til the crowd booed and he handed back the microphone and left. It wasn’t his event, it was for small business owners to get their voices heard.

The news, the media and every aspect of our society has had the angry voices of the liberals blaring for the past four years of the Trump presidency. Now these same angry jackals want unity –hah! Not on your life, or mine. So stand up, don’t be afraid, be angry and take action. Go to a protest, write a letter, run for office, stand up to any leftist and never give up.

For God’s sake, don’t be afraid. Let them be afraid of you.

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HANS BADER:  Virginia Attorney General rules (on a disparate impact theory) that the Loudoun County school system illegally discriminates by having a selective admissions policy for some of its schools.  Idiotic.

I’M SO OLD, I CAN REMEMBER WHEN THE LEFT WANTED TO DEFUND THE POLICE: Colorado County Refuses to Enforce Lockdowns as Civil Disobedience Spreads Across America.

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SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Study: Heart failure risk in older women increases with more sedentary time.

THE CORBYNIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONTINUES APACE: Biden Eyes Israel Critic as White House Press Sec.

WELL, GOOD: Commonly used antibiotic shows promise for combating Zika infections.

WELL, THESE “NONPARTISAN PROFESSIONALS” CRIED WHEN TRUMP WAS ELECTED, SO THIS IS NO SURPRISE: CDC celebrates Biden transition, expects “rebuilding,” more press briefings.

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