THAT’S NO MOON — IT’S A SPACE STATION: Rogue planet found floating through our galaxy, scientists say.

WE’VE DESCENDED INTO SOME SORT OF BIZARRE HELL-WORLD IN WHICH GLENN GREENWALD IS A VOICE OF SANITY: The Intercept Co-Founder Glenn Greenwald Resigns, Alleging ‘Censorship’ of Views ‘Critical’ of Joe Biden.

I DUNNO THAT PLUG-IN HYBRIDS MAKE MUCH SENSE POST-FRACKING, BUT I STILL KINDA LIKE ‘EM: 2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrids Will Receive Larger Battery-Pack Capacities.

YOUR SERGEANT SCHULTZ PRESS: Evidence of Joe Biden Corruption Just Keeps Piling Up, and the Media Refuses to Cover It.

PROFESSIONALS STUDY LOGISTICS: Joe Biden’s Campaign Schedule Contradicts Public Polls. “Why is Joe Biden going to Minnesota on Friday? A Republican hasn’t won the state since 1972, and yet, four days before the election, the Biden campaign, which has enough money on hand to work at expanding the map for Democrats, is coming to what should be safe territory for them.”

Considering how little campaigning Biden is doing, that he’s doing any of it in Minnesota is revealing.

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: New Stent-like Electrode Allows Humans to Operate Computers With Their Thoughts.

FIVE COVID CHARTS THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE: Issues & Insights assembled these data illustrations that ought to remove any doubt that 99 percent of the “reporting” on the coronavirus Pandemic gets all the important stuff wrong. Note especially the near-vertical climbs in new cases for France and Switzerland.

I BLAME RON DESANTIS: Europe “now accounts for 46% of global coronavirus cases, and nearly a third of total related deaths.”

I’D PROBABLY BE THE SAME, WHICH IS WHY I NEVER WENT TO FLIGHT SCHOOL: Giant lizards improved their flying abilities over millions of years.

NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO REPORT THE NEWS THAT THE NEWS INDUSTRY WON’T: Hunter Biden, Tony Bobulinski, and the Spy King of China. “So here’s that Tucker Carlson interview with Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski that everyone is talking about. So many Biden corruption revelations are coming down the pike (despite the media’s best efforts at suppressing them) that I can’t wait for Monday’s BidenWatch to post them.”

HOW BAD HAS THE UNIFIED LEFTY/MEDIA PUSH TO PROTECT JOE BIDEN FROM CHINESE CORRUPTION CHARGES GOTTEN? THIS BAD.

What is going on in media now is not normal. It is, in fact, a species of coup. Should Biden win, many will regard his victory as essentially illegitimate because of this, and they will have a good argument.

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PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS: Dems pivot to urge in-person voting after emphasis on vote-by-mail.

NEWS YOU CAN USE: Colon cancer screening should start at age 45, task force says.

ITS ORIGIN AND PURPOSE, STILL A TOTAL MYSTERY: Terror attack in Nice live: France police shoot dead knifeman in separate incident in Avignon — after three killed by attacker near Nice church. “Nice mayor says ‘everything suggests’ the incident was a terror attack — and that assailant shouted ‘Allahu Akbar.’”

WHAT TWITTER IS SAYING RIGHT NOW:

Prediction: Even where there aren’t mail-in ballots, the usual election-callers will delay calling states for Trump because reasons.

THIS IS FINE: Millions of mailed ballots not yet returned in key states.

Related: Experts Now Saying Don’t Mail Your Ballot; Vote in Person.

It sure would be nice if the experts would get ahead of the curve instead of months behind it.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Twitter is running a blackmail operation — cooperate or no traffic for you.

Abandoning the decentralized Blogosphere for the walled gardens of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube was a huge mistake, particularly for conservatives. Somebody should write a book about the reasons why.

VITAMIN D UPDATE: More than 80 per cent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients had vitamin D deficiency. “For the study, the 216 hospitalized patients’ vitamin D levels were compared to those of a control group of 197 people of similar age and sex from a population-based cohort in the same geographical area. . . . The study’s authors were particularly interested in studying vitamin D because they said there’s evidence to suggest it plays a role in COVID-19 infection. Vitamin D is a hormone produced by the kidneys, which controls blood calcium concentration and affects the function of the immune system. Vitamin D deficiency has also been linked to health concerns including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and multiple sclerosis. According to the study, there is also ‘compelling evidence’ for an epidemiological association between low levels of vitamin D and infections such as influenza, HIV, and the hepatitis C virus.”

WAY OVERDUE: Jeremy Corbyn suspended by U.K. Labour Party over anti-Semitism report.

If Boris Johnson hadn’t won, Labour wouldn’t be trying to clean up its act. The same is true for Trump and the Democrats. Bear that in mind as you vote.

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE:  Columbia University Professor Anthony Zenkus tweets that the American flag is a “symbol of genocide.”

How long will Columbia University keep its current name?

UGH: Another littoral combat ship breaks down on deployment. “The littoral combat ship Detroit is limping back to Mayport, Florida from a deployment to South America in a move that marks the latest setback for the Freedom variant’s complicated propulsion system.”

IT’S COME TO THIS: Twitter Suspends U.S. Border Chief For Celebrating Wall’s Protection From Illegal Aliens.

MATT MARGOLIS: Here’s What Early Voting Numbers Are Telling Us. “Schweikart noted that despite the Democrats’ early lead in early voting, both in vote-by-mail (VBM) and in-person early voting (IPEV), they peaked around October 16 and Republicans have been catching up—big time.”

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VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: Video Proof that Trump is the Funnest POTUS Ever.

Insanity Wrap needs to know: Is it fun to stay at the M.A.G.A?

Answer: You’re damn right it is.

Before we get to the sordid details, a quick preview of today’s Wrap.

  • #BLM goes to bat for a thief, woman-beater, and thug.
  • Why there might never be a GenX president.
  • U.K. police predict Christmas party raids and riots this holiday season.

And so much more at the link, you’d have to be crazy to miss it.

#JOURNALISM:

‘MOSTLY PEACEFUL’ IS CODE FOR ‘PARTLY VIOLENT’: Rioters Hurl Rocks at New York City Cops, Drive Through Police Line.

I WAS TOLD THIS WAS JUST ABOUT CONFEDERATE GENERALS: Brown University students want Roman statues removed because they promote ‘white supremacy.’

RECOVERY SUMMER: U.S. GDP booms at 33.1% rate in Q3, better than expected.

JOE BIDEN COULD SHOOT SOMEONE IN THE MIDDLE OF FIFTH AVENUE AND NOBODY BUT FOX WOULD REPORT IT: FOX News Has Copies of ‘Damning’ Biden Family Documents Removed From Shipping Package. Of course Fox kept a copy.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Big Tech CEOs Grilled by Senate About Free Speech and Censorship but Will Anything Change? “The three CEOs — Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pichai — all appeared before the committee voluntarily. That’s probably because they feel largely untouchable at the moment. They’re no doubt hoping that Crazy Joe the Wonder Veep gets elected and the Democrats take over the Senate, Should that happen, the very behavior that prompted yesterday’s hearing will be rewarded by the Dems.”

IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT RINGS TRUE. IT’S SCARY BECAUSE IT RINGS TRUE. CNN Mourns ACB Confirmation By Flying Chinese Flag At Half-Mast.

‘ONLY AN ACT OF GOD COULD KEEP ME FROM VOTING FOR TRUMP:” So declares self-described “Children’s Rights Activist” Katy Faust. She didn’t vote for The Donald in 2016.

WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANONYMOUS SOURCING? The Federalist’ Mollie Hemingway says all you need to know on this issue is captured in the New York Times’ handling of its “Anonymous” source, you know, the “senior administration official” who was actually just a staff guy out in the bureaucracy.

JUST IN TIME FOR THE ELECTION: A reader emails that MailChimp, a popular mass-mailing service, has just changed its terms of service. From MailChimp: “We’ve updated our language to further clarify our Rules (Section 17 of STOU), which state that Mailchimp does not allow the distribution of Content that is, in our sole discretion, materially false, inaccurate, or misleading in a way that could deceive or confuse others about important events, topics, or circumstances.” The change is effective immediately.

A LITTLE REBELLION NOW AND THEN CAN BE A GOOD THING: A New Round of COVID-19 Restrictions Drives Illinois Eateries to Rebellion.

In Knoxville, the complaint is selective enforcement, with the Board of Health apparently giving restaurants in the suburbs a pass for things they’re punishing downtown and near campus.

HMM: Spy agency ducks questions about ‘back doors’ in tech products.

These so-called back doors enable the NSA and other agencies to scan large amounts of traffic without a warrant. Agency advocates say the practice has eased collection of vital intelligence in other countries, including interception of terrorist communications.

The agency developed new rules for such practices after the Snowden leaks in order to reduce the chances of exposure and compromise, three former intelligence officials told Reuters. But aides to Senator Ron Wyden, a leading Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, say the NSA has stonewalled on providing even the gist of the new guidelines.

“Secret encryption back doors are a threat to national security and the safety of our families – it’s only a matter of time before foreign hackers or criminals exploit them in ways that undermine American national security,” Wyden told Reuters. “The government shouldn’t have any role in planting secret back doors in encryption technology used by Americans.”

Wyden has long been solid on digital privacy.

FORMATION TRAINING OVER CORPUS CHRISTI: Two U.S. Marine student aviators conduct a formation flight in T-6B Texan II aircraft near Corpus Christi, Texas. Photo taken Oct. 23, 2020.

MAYBE LETTING THE ENEMIES OF OUR CIVILIZATION TEACH OUR CHILDREN WAS A MISTAKE: Kids today: 4 in 10 call Constitution ‘outdated,’ OK with silencing speech.

DID THE ECONOMIST AID A CHINESE COMMUNIST INFLUENCE OPERATION?:

On Oct. 26, the Washington Free Beacon published a hard-hitting investigative article exposing a truly appalling and destructive example of communist China’s long-term war on free societies, in this case using influence and information as weapons.

More:

The Free Beacon’s bottom-line accusation: Chinese money bought advantageous (euphemized) treatment, if not favorable news coverage and a positive editorial attitude in a news and business journal long regarded as one of the world’s most influential — influential in terms of its editorial acumen, erudite reporting and savvy story selection. The Economist’s international subscriber base is well educated, wealthy and connected.

It appears the CCP managed to influence The Economist’s purveyors of influence and did so not in one or two instances but for eight critical years. The CCP wasn’t simply targeting The Economist. Huawei has tried to coopt media everywhere. But The Economist allegedly influences the influencers in capital cities around the planet, which gives it unique leverage.

An even bigger bottom line:

From the Chinese perspective, Hunter Biden’s alleged business deals in China would classify as an effort to influence an individual leader.

It’s my latest Creators Syndicate column.

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DON’T GET COCKY: Trump Is Doing Better In Michigan And Wisconsin Than Polls Suggest. “We just spent a week driving through Michigan and Wisconsin, talking with farmers, bartenders, politicians, priests, and ordinary voters, from suburban Detroit to western Wisconsin, and what we saw and heard left us with a very different impression: Trump’s support here is not reflected in the polls, and he might well win both states.”

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AN HONEST AD FROM YOUR DEMOCRATIC PARTY SPOKESPERSON:

 

IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S TRUE. IT’S ALSO SCARY BECAUSE IT’S TRUE.

FLASHBACK: “I’d rather have a sister in a whorehouse than a brother in the FBI.”

SHOT: Senate Democrat to accuse Republicans of ‘bullying’ tech CEOs to help Trump.

CHASER: Big Tech is spending big to turn the U.S. Senate blue next week.

Senate Democrats know who butters their toast.

FLASHBACK: These Are The Crazy Years.

KEEP AN EYE ON MINNESOTA: Two new polls today out from Minnesota, which has been barely polled this cycle. Biden ahead 47-42 and 48-45. Even more interesting, the former poll, by Survey USA, shows Biden and Trump even in favorability, 44-44, with Trump way ahead in “extremely favorable,” 27% to 16%, suggesting greater enthusiasm for Trump. Seems to me these numbers put Trump in striking distance, and if I were going to expect any big surprise this year, it would be in the state that saw the worst summer rioting. Turnout is a huge wildcard, and Minnesota always seems to disappoint Republicans, but this is one to keep an eye on.

I THINK IT WAS ALSO A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATION: Judge: Seattle’s Aid To Protest Zone Might Have Been a Taking.

Ordinarily you can’t sue the government for failing to protect you from private criminal actors. But a federal judge has allowed a suit to go forward filed by business owners against the city of Seattle over injuries done by far‐​left activists who seized 16 blocks this June and proclaimed a weeks‐​long “autonomous zone” (CHOP or CHAZ).

Law professor Ilya Somin writes that he initially approached the case with skepticism, but was surprised to find it stronger than expected. The reason: the plaintiffs argue that the city did not merely stand by passively, but assisted the occupiers by letting them use city property such as street barriers which hindered the plaintiffs from enjoying free access to their businesses and homes. Because the city government had taken many affirmative steps to assist the occupation, as contrasted with omissions, the episode could be interpreted as a temporary taking of property for which compensation is due. (The judge also allowed two due process claims to proceed.)

Good. Plus: “If the plaintiffs’ account of events is largely accurate, it reveals terrible behavior by city officials (as well as by the CHOP activists). That is deeply troubling even if the city cannot be held legally liable under the Takings Clause.”

SO APPARENTLY MY BRAIN HAS DECIDED I NEED TO WRITE WEIRD FAIRY TALES. I WAS GOING TO SAY ONE A WEEK, EXCEPT I SUSPECT THERE MIGHT BE MORE THIS WEEK. BECAUSE I’M NOT DOING VERY WELL AS THE ELECTION APPROACHES:  Rumpled.

“WE’RE REPORTERS. WE DON’T TAKE SIDES.” 90% of media political donations to Biden, Sanders, AOC, Democrats: Report.

AMERICA’S PAPER OF RECORD:  Two Birds With One Stone: Man Protests Racial Injustice, Completes Christmas Shopping In One Trip.

IT COULD BE TEN YEARS BEFORE THIS IS AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC, SO GET YOUR MARKER IN TO AND BEAT THE CRUSH:  Scientists create ‘nasty bacteria’ fighter from Komodo dragon blood.

TELL ME AGAIN HOW MUCH WORSE TRUMP’S HANDLING OF THE WUHUFLU IS THAN EUROPE’S:  EU won’t see full COVID-19 vaccination until 2022, official reportedly warns.

But hey, what a great excuse for the governments to keep everyone locked up and unable to travel, eh?

NEO IS NAIVE. COMMIES LOSE UGLY AND WIN UGLIER. IF BIDEN WINS (FRAUD IS A HELL OF A HELP. HE MIGHT) THE PURGES START THAT NIGHT:  Is this how the new civil war begins?

Remember the advice of Lazarus Long, Heinlein’s bastard son: Keep your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.

Now more than ever.

In these trying times.

Because the new normal is neither new nor normal. It’s just what Marxists do when you give them leeway.

CREATE GOALS THAT DON’T INVOLVE TAKING DOWN CIVILIZATION:   Man was made to strive.

THE ONLY POSSIBLE ESCAPE IS A TRUMPSLIDE. VOTE AS IF YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THOSE YOU LOVE DEPENDED ON IT:  Will the Democrats really go through with their threats?

One way or another, it probably does.

NAH. IT’S FRAUD HE’S RELYING ON:  Arrogance: Biden Goes Dark & Relies On the MSM & Social Media to Hide The Growing Scandal.

THE LIZARD MAN PLAYS DUMB!  Facebook CEO Claims He Was Unaware Their Election Integrity Official Worked for Biden.

AND I WAKE UP SCREAMING:  Project Veritas Exposes Major Voter Fraud Effort .

LIZARD MAN IS MOSTLY CORRUPT:  Email reveals deal planned between Hunter Biden and Mark Zuckerberg.

FIRE EVERYONE IN ALL OUR SO CALLED SECURITY AGENCIES. EVERY SINGLE LAST ONE OF THE TRAITORS, STOOGES AND CORRUPTOCRATS. THEY’RE OATH BREAKERS ALL:  Tucker Carlson Reveals Damning Hunter Biden Docs Mysteriously Vanished in Transit.

BIG TUNA: This story reminds me of when my Uncle Carroll told me that I just had to come down to the harbor with him. The tuna boats were in, he told me, and they had brought in the biggest tuna anybody had ever seen.

Of course, as a highly sophisticated 12-year-old, I knew that tuna comes in very small cans. I must have believed a “big tuna” was unlikely to be very big or interesting. I went with him from East Boothbay to Boothbay Harbor (Maine) only because my mother would have thought me rude if I’d declined.

But Holy Toledo! The tuna—Atlantic Bluefin—were huge—well over 1000 pounds each. And the tuna fishermen had fascinating stories.

Lesson learned: Highly sophisticated 12-year-olds run the risk of missing out on things.

OF COURSE THEY DO. REMEMBER, DEMOCRATS PROJECT LIKE IMAX:  Biden’s Taxes Deserve Closer Attention.

IMAGINE IF WE HAD A FUNCTIONING PRESS!  Tony Bobulinski And The Compromised Biden Family.

DUH:  Philadelphia Riots Are Not About Justice.

TRUE, THAT:  The First Honest Democratic Party Campaign Ad.

IF TWITTER ONLY MADE A FEW MORE BILLION DOLLARS, THAT POOR MAN WOULD BE ABLE TO AFFORD A RAZOR:   Big Tech On Trial.

At least the real aristocrats had style.

THEY’RE IN EVERYTHING:  Communist China Runs Your Bookstore and WorldCon too.

October 28, 2020

OUT ON A LIMB: Note to Jeff Flake: Joe Biden Is Not the ‘Decency and Civility’ Candidate.

BATTLEFIELD PREPARATION? Drudge Alternative Citizen Free Press Mysteriously Disappears From Bing, Yahoo, Duck Duck Go.

SURRENDERING TO A CULTURE OF HATE: Girl Scouts deletes social media congratulations to Amy Coney Barrett on Supreme Court seat after angry backlash.

OFT EVIL WILL SHALL EVIL MAR: The Philly riots could throw Pennsylvania to Trump.

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FLASHBACK: Dr. Birx’s Early Prediction for COVID-19 Deaths Destroys Biden Narrative.

NOW WITH DOUBLE THE SIGNATORIES: Scholars and Writers for Trump. “Given his astonishing success in his first term, we believe that Donald Trump is the candidate most likely to foster the promise and prosperity of America. We urge you to support him as we do.”

OPEN THREAD: Set a spell. Take your shoes off.

NICE DREAMS: Tommy Chong Demands Nine More Years of Trump!

 

FRANK RIZZO LEFT THE BUILDING A LONG TIME AGO: 1,000 Looters Turn Philly Retail Zone into “Total Loss.”

Note this detail:

 

WHAT IF THEY START OUTLAWING CONSERVATIVE SPEECH? They will, you know, if Biden wins and Democrats takeover both chambers of Congress, according to Hans Bader of Liberty Unyielding.

SPACE: China chooses landing site for its Tianwen-1 Mars rover.

BAD OPTICS: Biden Tries to Project Energy By Going to Where FDR Went to Die.

Biden tried to mix his doomsaying about the virus that is going to get all of us whose lives haven’t already been destroyed by The White Man with some positive notes: “It is hard when you drive in here,” he observed, “not to think of the circumstances President Roosevelt faithed [sic] and how he overcame so much for so many.” Biden played up the hopeful aspects of Roosevelt’s history in Warm Springs, asserting that it was “a good place to talk about hope and healing,” since it was to that “Franklin Roosevelt came to use the therapeutic waters to rebuild himself” after he contracted polio.

Yes, that’s all true. In an uncomfortable parallel with the Biden campaign, not only did FDR die in Warm Springs; he did so after deceiving the American people for many months about the seriousness of his condition. Despite Joe’s numerous verbal slip-ups and increasingly obvious signs of dementia, the Biden campaign continues to insist that their man is just fine, and in fact more vigorous and in the pink of health than the president who is traversing the country holding three rallies a day.

The Washington Examiner described Biden’s visit to Warm Springs thusly: Biden previews FDR-like administration during unity pitch in Georgia.

While the trip to Warm Springs ended badly for Roosevelt, getting to that point was no picnic for the American people, either: FDR’s policies prolonged Depression by 7 years, UCLA economists calculate.

And speaking of painfully sluggish economies, wasn’t there already an “FDR-like administration” not all that long ago?

GOOD NEWS: Fifth Circuit Speaks Out Against Campus Speech Codes (in University of Texas Case).

The full decision is here.

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