October 27, 2020

NICE: NASA Legend Buzz Aldrin Endorses Martha McSally In AZ Senate Race.

THESE APPOINTEES ARE OUT IF TRUMP STAYS IN: The silly season has already begun as Washington assesses the aftermath of next Tuesday.

HEH: AOC Enraged To Learn Long Line Is For Voting And Not Bread.

ICYMI, THIS IS NOW BEING TOUTED BY MIKE ROWE, WHICH IS COOL: A Modest Proposal: Make Universities Pay for Student Debt Forgiveness.

MOSTLY PEACEFUL LOOTING AND BURNING OF POLICE CARS: Protests swell after police shoot and kill man in West Philly. “Police officers fatally shot a 27-year-old Black man armed with a knife during a confrontation Monday afternoon in West Philadelphia that quickly raised tensions in the neighborhood. Late into the night, growing anger turned into a violent standoff at the local police district headquarters with several police officers injured by bricks or other objects hurled from the crowd. There were reports of stores being looted and at least one police vehicle was set on fire.”

UPDATE: Philadelphia cop hit by truck amid protests over police shooting.

October 26, 2020

THE “FACT CHECKERS” ARE JUST LAME-ASS POLITICAL WHORES: Kamala Harris Tells a Coronavirus Whopper *Twice*, Fact Checkers Nowhere To Be Found.

WELL, JAKE TAPPER. Seen on Facebook:

WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Press of Conformity: A case study in how the media stigmatize opposing views.

This is laughable coming from the crowd that spent four years pushing the Russia-Trump collusion narrative from 2016 that was ginned up and promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign. They spun the claims of the Steele dossier, despite no supporting evidence and no on-the-record witnesses. Yet now they claim that on-the-record statements from a former Hunter Biden associate, along with emails and texts that the Biden campaign hasn’t disputed, should be kept from the public.

All of this is relevant beyond next week’s election. If Democrats win up and down the ballot, progressives will control the commanding heights of nearly every American elite institution: Congress, the administrative state, Hollywood and the arts, the universities, nonprofits, Silicon Valley and nearly all of the media.

Yet instead of playing watchdog for the public, today’s progressive press partisans devote themselves to attacking anyone who breaks from their orthodoxy. They denounce independent voices like Ms. Strassel with their Twitter brigades, then they unleash reporters who are ideological enforcers masquerading as media critics. They can’t tolerate any opposing political view. This is why Americans in record numbers don’t trust the media, and it’s why we will keep reporting the news others won’t.

If the press doesn’t want to be thought of as partisan garbage people, it should stop being partisan garbage people.

SEEN ON FACEBOOK:

COCAINE MITCH IS HERE TO CHEW GUM AND CONFIRM JUDGES, AND HE’S ALL OUT OF GUM: Seen on Facebook: “After confirming a Supreme Court justice, McConnell is filing cloture motions on district court nominees.”

THE BIX BEIDERBECKE MEMORIAL SOCIETY puts on a festival every summer to celebrate Bix Beiderbecke, the Jimi Hendrix of the jazz trumpet. My mom is a big supporter. They’re having hard times due to the coronavirus, so I donated. If you’d like to donate too, the link is here.

HEH:

Related:

It’s gonna turn out that Trump was the only one in Washington who wasn’t colluding with foreigners, isn’t it?

SO IN MY The Judiciary’s Class War, I called for the appointment of judges who weren’t graduates of the Ivy League, and who had practice experience outside the government. Amy Coney Barrett went to Rhodes College and Notre Dame law school, and did, in fact, engage in the private practice of law before becoming a professor. She didn’t attend a state school, and she never served as an elected judge, but still, this is progress. Don Willett can replace Breyer next.

UPDATE: Seen on Facebook: “Black man swears in woman appointed by racist misogynist.”

OPEN THREAD: You know what to do.

IT’S CHAMPAGNE TIME: [WATCH LIVE] Amy Coney Barrett Sworn in by Justice Clarence Thomas at the White House.

Has a sitting judge ever sworn one of his clerks into the Court?

ROGER KIMBALL: How Things May Look on November 4.

So what happens next? “We need to show that we’re ungovernable under a continued Trump administration. . . . That can mean blocking traffic at major intersections and bridges, shutting down government office buildings . . . or blockading the White House.”

But you again ask, What if Trump wins fair and square?

Super loud siren blast, followed by a full minute of ear-splitting static . . .

Didn’t you listen? Trump cannot win. If he does, he didn’t. If he says he did, it’s a coup. And how does one respond to a coup? Pullman quotes from a document that worked up its advice following the direction of the Bill-Kristol-endorsed Transition Integrity Project.

“We’ll keep it going until Trump concedes,” they promise. “We could be in the streets throughout the fall and into the winter—maybe as lots of rolling waves of action or possibly as a few major tsunamis! In other parts of the country, as vote counts conclude, our focus will turn from protecting the vote counts to themselves being ungovernable.”

Sound like fun? There’s more. “As it becomes clear that Trump’s coup is failing, institutions and the elites will start to abandon him – or we will approach them as part of the problem. Either Amazon will shut down AWS for the Trump loyalists in the government or we’ll shut down their fulfillment centers. Either governors will tell their national guards to stand down or we’ll shut down their state capitals as well. Over time, Trump will grow increasingly isolated and his empire will crumble down around him.”

But If Trump Wins

To be frank, I do not think this will happen.

I think that Donald Trump will win on Nov. 3 (or shortly thereafter, after the fraudulent votes have been sorted through) and that the people writing this sort of thing will go nuts.

Then police will arrest some scores of activists and the hangers on will be frightened and discouraged and trudge home grumbling about how unfair life is.

It won’t be the end of Trump Derangement Syndrome. That’s bred in the bones of these folk. But a goodly amount of air will have been let out of that party favor.

The exact lineaments of what awaits us are unclear. We have to live our lives forward, after all. But soon enough we’ll be in a position to make that sweeping backwards glance. The owl of Minerva will do her thing.

If Trump loses on Nov. 3, he will leave office on Jan. 20, as ordained by the Constitution. The country will then be in the hands of the radical Left and we’ll come to know first hand what authoritarian tyranny is really like.

But if, as I expect, he wins, there will be much wailing and gnashing of liberal teeth, but widespread peace and prosperity will dull the pain and transform the anguish into the guilty pleasure of histrionic self-indulgence.

As for this week, as Glenn wrote at the beginning of the month, “don’t get cocky. You should be donating and working on this election, and putting out the max effort, because everything is up for grabs. And encourage your friends to turn out and vote too.”

 

THE MEDIA CENSORSHIP APPEARS TO HAVE FAILED: Most voters believe Joe Biden knew about Hunter’s overseas deals: poll. And that he profited from them.

HE SEEMS PRETTY CONFIDENT OF A SECOND TERM: President Trump Opens the Valve to Drain the Swamp With a New Executive Order.

HANDMAID’S FAIL: Liberal Cosplay Couldn’t Stop Amy Coney Barrett from Joining Supreme Court. Sworn in on one year anniversary of President Trump’s successful assassination of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Nice troll in the subhead of the above Washington Free Beacon article as well: Supreme Gift: Social media trolls Hillary Clinton on her birthday ahead of Amy Coney Barrett Supreme Court confirmation vote.

BERNARD GOLDBERG: American Journalism 2020: R.I.P.

As a personal favor, I ask you to please not laugh out loud when I say: Let’s take journalists at their word when they tell us the only reason they’re not running the Hunter Biden story is that, because they’re unbiased, honest, trustworthy professionals, they don’t want to traffic in an unsubstantiated smear campaigns.”

Okay, you can laugh your heads off now.

Let’s be generous and say that at the outset they had reasonable concerns. How could they know if the emails were real? The story might be Russian disinformation. Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer and pal, is involved — that’s a reason to be skeptical. The story broke in the New York Post, a tabloid owned by the conservative tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Fox News, another Murdoch property, ran with the story. How could they even know the computer in question belonged to Hunter Biden? Isn’t the computer repairman almost blind? And what a coincidence, they say, that all of this comes out just days before the presidential election!

It’s not their reasoning, dishonest as it is, that’s so annoying. It’s the sanctimony of these journalists that’s galling. They’re not running the story because they don’t want to be participants in a smear campaign that might affect a presidential election – and they want us to really believe that?

Let’s make sure we understand that these are the same people who ran story after story about a fake dossier that was packed with lies about Donald Trump.

They’re the same people who ran countless stories informing us that Donald Trump was a Russian asset.

These are the same noble journalists who gave Adam Schiff more airtime than their own anchors get – all because he said he had solid proof that Donald Trump colluded with the Russians.

Where was their concern for authenticity and their aversion to smear campaigns back then? Do they think reasonable people don’t notice how hypocritical – and corrupt – they are?

So if the story about Hunter Biden and his father Joe were about Donald Trump and his son or daughter, are we supposed to think that these journalists would show the same restraint they’re now showing?

Do they think anyone who’s been paying attention would actually believe that?

And speaking of American Journalism: RIP: Glenn Kessler, Brian Stelter laud NBC News for adding an editor’s note to its piece on ‘four more years of George.’

Just think of the media as Democratic Party operatives with bylines who have gone all-in to drag an aging Biden across the finish line.

CHANGE: Kurt Schlichter: All But the Lamest RINOs Are Getting Conserva-Woke Now.

SEGREGATION NOW, SEGREGATION TOMORROW, SEGREGATION FOREVER! The New Segregation: In the name of social justice, Seattle government agencies conduct employee training sessions separated by race.

COCAINE MITCH BRINGS IT ON HOME: Senate Votes to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Related: George Orwell, call your office: Sen. Chuck Schumer says ‘generations of unborn will suffer’ if Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed.

TRIGGERED! Gov. Whitmer Completely Falls Apart When Asked About Hunter Biden Scandal.

NICE: Stray kitten found on Muhammad Ali Airport ramp adopted by worker who found it. “I said hey, bring him over here let me see him. As soon as he brought him over, he got on my shoulder sat down and started purring.” Who adopted who?

SEEN ON FACEBOOK: “Some Christians say they can’t vote for Trump because of his past. I say be thankful God doesn’t have that same standard for you.”

BREAKING: Justice Clarence Thomas to Administer Constitutional Oath to Amy Coney Barrett.

What a thumb in the eye that is for Joe Biden.

DON’T GET COCKY: Rasmussen White House Watch: Trump 48%, Biden 47%.

VERY INTERESTING NEW PIECE FROM MY COLLEAGUE GREG STEIN: The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Urban Land Use Patterns. And a useful read for anyone involved in real estate.

TROLL LEVEL: POTUS DJT.

ROGER SIMON: I’m Ready to Be Reeducated, Mr. Reich.

I volunteer to be the first guinea pig for Robert Reich’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission during the period after the election in which he assumes a Biden victory.

I assume Mr. Reich would concur some degree of testing and experimentation must be done to make his plan effective and, while taking nowhere near the bravery of being, say, a first COVID vaccine tester, someone has to do it.

I have several reasons I think I would be ideal for this task that I will get to in a minute, but first, for those who don’t know or those whose memory is sketchy—it’s already more than a week since Reich made his proposal—the former Clinton Labor Secretary wrote the following on Twitter, Oct. 17:

When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.”

Reich uses post-apartheid South Africa as a model for his proposal—a country that continues to have more than its share of civic disruption, poverty, and violence—but no matter. There are others.

Cultural Revolution Pig Farm

Which brings me to my qualifications for Mr. Reich’s—let’s be blunt without being sneering—reeducation program.

To begin with, I have been a Trump supporter in the elections of 2016 and 2020, and far from a “shy” one. While not much of a media mogul in the fat cat sense (alas), and therefore at best a medium-sized enabler of what he calls a “catastrophe,” I have written what must now be several hundred essays in support of the president, before and after his election, for PJ Media (which I cofounded), The Epoch Times, Real Clear Politics, City Journal, The New York Times (once) and the New York Post, among others. I have also appeared on television and radio, multiple times with a similar viewpoint.

None of this, admittedly, makes me especially qualified to be that guinea pig for Mr. Reich’s commission—many have done the same. Nonetheless, I stand for the job.

What makes me qualified was that years ago (1979), when I identified with the left, I was invited with about a dozen others on an “activist’s tour” of the People’s Republic of China.

I know about reeducation camps, because I have seen one.

Not having the equivalent of the Nuremberg Trials when the Soviet Union fell was a gigantic mistake.

NOTHING SAYS ‘ANTIFASCIST’ LIKE HARASSING JEWS: Antifa Mob Throws Rocks, Pepper-Sprays, and Assaults Jews for Trump in New York.

BE VERY AFRAID: The Hidden Threat of the Home Office.

WATCH: Confused Joe Biden Calls Trump ‘George’ Twice.

2020, MAN. COVID, RIOTS, STATUE TOPPLINGS, ASIAN MURDER HORNETS, AND NOW: Elton John gets his own Barbie doll.

VOTE YOUR POCKETBOOK: Another rapper endorses Trump, rips Biden’s tax plan.

FERTILIZING THE OCEANS: Metal deposits from Chinese coal plants end up in the Pacific Ocean, research shows. “The researchers believe these metals could change the ocean ecosystem, though it’s unclear whether it would be for better or worse. The study shows that smoke from power plants carries iron and other metals to the surface waters of the North Pacific Ocean as westerly winds blow emissions from Asia to North America. Peak measurements show that up to nearly 60% of the iron in one vast swath of the northern part of the ocean emanates from smokestacks.”

All that plankton will sequester carbon. Factor that into your models.

EASY AS ACB: Senate to confirm Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination.

LEFTISTS ALWAYS WANT TO CRIMINALIZE THEIR POLITICAL OPPOSITION, Exhibit 1,000,007. The further you scroll the worse it gets.

LIB TEARS ARE BETTER THAN CHAMPAGNE: Senate to Confirm Amy Coney Barrett on Monday.

THERE’S STILL TIME FOR CERTAIN BIDEN VOTERS TO REPENT: Clawing back votes: 7 states allow voters to resubmit ballots.

DEFUND NPR: Man Plots to Kill Biden, NPR Omits From Story That He Was Bernie Bro With Books on Islam.

Evergreen:


Flashback: Bernie Bro James T. Hodgkinson, Attempted Assassin Of Steve Scalise, Already Being Erased From History. And additional examples of leftist violence and eliminationist rhetoric at the link.

WHATEVER. SHE COULDN’T EVEN HANDLE KEEPING PENNSYLVANIA BLUE: Hillary Clinton: ‘I Have No Doubt’ I Would Have Handled COVID Better Than Trump.

HMM: Fewer than 4% of people in Wuhan have COVID-19 antibodies, study finds. Given the other evidence we’ve seen that immunity is mostly engaged via T-cells, with antibody production occurring only where that fails, and that T-cell immunity is lasting, I don’t think the conclusion that this means there’s no herd immunity without a vaccine necessarily follows.

Related items here and here. And see the update here.

ICYMI: Matt Taibbi: With the Hunter Biden Expose, Suppression is a Bigger Scandal Than The Actual Story. “Unprecedented efforts to squelch information about a New York Post story may prove to be more dangerous corruption than whatever Hunter Biden did with a crooked Ukrainian energy company.”

They’re not suppressing this story because they think it’s false. They’re suppressing it because they know its true.

DEMENTIA JOE BIDEN CONFUSES TRUMP WITH GEORGE BUSH (VIDEO).

To be fair, Joe’s knowledge of who was in office when was always pretty shaky, even before his synapses really started winding down:

WHO? BidenWatch for October 26, 2020. “Eight days out from election day! The Crooked Joe revelations from Hunter’s laptop are coming so fast and heavy that I’m hard-pressed to corral them all!”

FLASHBACK: Listen to science, my fellow Democrats: Diversity training does not cure bias and racism. “Trump has ordered an end to diversity trainings in federal agencies, and I hate to say it, but they probably haven’t improved America’s racial climate.”

WHY WOULD HOSPITALS LOVE A GRANDMA-KILLER LIKE CUOMO? Hospitals gave Gov. Andrew Cuomo a campaign booster shot.

REMOTE BALLOTING — WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Suspect in Boston ballot box burning taken into custody, according to police.

NICE SHOOTING: US drone strike kills at least 10 at al-Qaeda meeting in Idlib.

DRAIN THE SWAMP, KANSAS EDITION: Haskell Indian Nations University president threatens its student newspaper’s editor for asking questions, not treating administration with “highest respect.” What does this have to do with the swamp, you ask? The federal government runs this university.

ROGER SIMON: I’m Ready to be Reeducated, Mr. Reich.

Which brings me to my qualifications for Mr. Reich’s—let’s be blunt without being sneering—reeducation program.

To begin with, I have been a Trump supporter in the elections of 2016 and 2020, and far from a “shy” one. While not much of a media mogul in the fat cat sense (alas), and therefore at best a medium-sized enabler of what he calls a “catastrophe,” I have written what must now be several hundred essays in support of the president, before and after his election, for PJ Media (which I cofounded), The Epoch Times, Real Clear Politics, City Journal, The New York Times (once) and the New York Post, among others. I have also appeared on television and radio, multiple times with a similar viewpoint.

None of this, admittedly, makes me especially qualified to be that guinea pig for Mr. Reich’s commission—many have done the same. Nonetheless, I stand for the job.

What makes me qualified was that years ago (1979), when I identified with the left, I was invited with about a dozen others on an “activist’s tour” of the People’s Republic of China.

I know about reeducation camps, because I have seen one.

Leftism always winds up with the camps in the end.

COURT RULING COULD KILL UBER AND LYFT IN CALIFORNIA:

Just days before Californians themselves were set to decide on the matter, a state appeals court has ruled that app-based ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft must comply with state law AB5 and classify all of their drivers as employees rather than contractors. The ruling raises the possibility that the companies will simply end operations in the state altogether, both having stated previously that their business model depends on the flexibility of using contractors.

The companies claim, and drivers often confirm, that the flexibility of contract work is key to their operations. Employers are required under federal and state law to schedule and track their employees’ hours for overtime, unemployment, and other purposes. That’s not case with contractors, who are legally considered independent businesses.

Critics of the ride-sharing companies, such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom, claim that’s just a dodge to get out of paying overtime and complying with other workplace regulations. Labor unions have pushed for the drivers to be classified as employees, since contractors cannot join unions.

A three-judge state appeals court panel on Thursday agreed, rejecting the companies’ arguments out of hand. The panel was in full crusader mode, calling the case a “reminder that the foundation of interim injunctive relief lies inequity comes from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was renowned for her expertise in procedure long before she became the national icon known as RBG.”

Like a wrecking ball, Lorena Gonzalez’s AB5 legislation continues to destroy California’s economy. And as ZZ Top would say, it could be bad and nationwide under a Biden administration: Majority of House Democrats Want to Put Freelancers Like Me Out Of Business.

DE BLASIO’S NEW YORK — CITY OF HATE. NYC ‘Jews for Trump’ Caravan Attacked With Rocks and Pepper Spray, Flags Ripped Up. “Learn your fucking place.”

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: Armed Trans Muslim Antifa Arrested at Mostly Peaceful Riot.

Insanity Wrap needs to know: Is it transphobia when the police arrest a trans Muslim person for throwing incendiary devices at police while carrying a semiautomatic rifle at a partly-violent riot?

Answer: Of course it is, hater.

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

  • Meet the old lady who might be the last sensible person in Britain.
  • California First Comrade Gavin Newsom gets celebrity pushback on his Thanksgiving diktat.
  • Kamala Harris pitched another slow-moving softball, whiffs it.

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

THE CORBYNIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONTINUES APACE: The New York Times, Antiracism, Anti-Semitism, and the False Problem of Jewish Success.

FASTER? PLEASE! New nuclear engine concept could help realize 3-month trips to Mars.

According to Dr. Michael Eades, principal engineer at USNC-Tech, the new concept engine is more reliable than previous NTP designs and can produce twice the specific impulse of a chemical rocket. Specific impulse is a measure of a rocket’s efficiency.

To fuel the concept, UNSC-Tech uses a Fully Ceramic Micro-encapsulated (FCM) fuel to power the engine’s reactor. This fuel is based on High-Assay Low Enriched Uranium (HALEU), which is derived from reprocessed civilian nuclear fuel and is enriched to between 5 and 20 percent – greater than that of civilian reactors and less than that of naval reactors. The fuel is then encapsulated into particles coated with zirconium carbide (ZrC).

The company claims that this fuel is much more rugged than conventional nuclear fuels and can operate at high temperatures. This produces safer reactor designs and a high thrust and specific impulse that could previously only be obtained with highly-enriched uranium. In addition, such fuel can be produced with current supply chains and manufacturing plants.

That’s promising.

IF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS THAT FRAGILE, YOU DON’T BELONG IN COLLEGE: College Democrats demand Ann Coulter speech be canceled, say it threatens students’ ‘well-being.’

GOOD: Al Qaeda leader on FBI’s most-wanted list killed, Afghanistan says. “The Afghanistan government said it killed Husam Abd al-Rauf, a top al Qaeda propagandist, in an operation in Ghazni province, The Associated Press reported. The National Directorate of Security tweeted about al-Rauf’s reported death and released a photo late Sunday which it claimed included al-Rauf’s corpse.”

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Drooling Idiot Biden Sent Back to Basement Just 9 Days Before Election. “It’s frightening that anyone at all is thinking of voting for Biden. It’s even more disturbing that he might win. How is a guy who needs three days of sleep just to be able to hope that he can avoid abandoning his native tongue going to be the leader of the free world?”

FORGET THE POLICE, DEFUND PUBLIC SCHOOLS: If they won’t fully reopen schools, despite what science says, when will they? The teachers’ unions are really going out of their way to demonstrate that they’re nonessential.

VIDEO: These black female voters do NOT like Kamala.

THE EVIDENCE SUGGESTS WE’RE WINNING:  It’s not just the polls that indicate that Proposition 16 will be defeated in California.  As the Wall Street Journal discusses here, the pro-16 folks are accusing us of being white supremacists.  That’s a sure sign they think we’re winning too.

If we do win, it will be important to shout it from the rooftops.  It will be an important reprimand to our “woke” elected leaders, not just in deep-blue California, but across the country.

HMM:

Hmm.

WELL, IT IS A PRODUCT OF COMMUNIST CHINA: Zoom Deleted Events Discussing Zoom ‘Censorship.’

INSURRECTION: Trump Resistance Plans ‘Mass Mobilization’ After Election To Shut Down The Country If Biden Doesn’t Win.

The post-election plan of action links to the group’s advice about taking “appropriate precautions” for security. This includes forming “affinity groups” “that will go into more detail and possibly engage in higher risk actions.”

“Keep in mind that not everyone needs to know every detail of your plans,” says the post-election plan about “taking appropriate precautions.” “We don’t! Feel free to only share what people outside your [affinity group] need to know, and keep the specific action details close to the vest.”

What kinds of actions these might be are stated in a “Strategic framework for action following the 2020 election” that sketches out their plans for rioting and attacking American institutions and life until Biden is installed as president. It claims if Trump declares victory that will mark “the start of the coup.”

Be prepared for anything. They are.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): So maybe Trump people need a plan, too. What’s yours?

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ENDORSED: A Modest Proposal: Make Universities Pay for Student Debt Forgiveness.

NO, AMERICAN ENTREPRENEURISM IS NOT DYING: Check out the data, courtesy of Catalyst.

CONFESSIONS OF THE SECRET SUBURBAN TRUMP MOMS.

FLASHBACK: Middle East peace accord, economic recovery and space travel: There is still good news. “It might sometimes feel as if the news media, with all their depressing and divisive coverage, are waging psychological warfare against their audience. But out in the real world, good things are happening.”

RULES ARE FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE: Did Kamala Harris Illegally Campaign Outside a Polling Place in Ohio?

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SUPPORT THE BABYLON BEE. HEAVEN KNOWS HOW HARD IT IS TO DO SATIRE DAY IN DAY OUT WHILE REALITY OUTPACES YOUR BEST ATTEMPTS AT HUMOR:  Democrats Propose Stopping Coyotes By Distracting Them With Decoy Roadrunners.

THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS ON JOE BIDEN’S HYPOCRISY: An Everyman on the Trail, With Perks at Home. “The real estate deal was just one facet of a close relationship between Mr. Biden and MBNA.”

It’s from 2008, when they would still occasionally report bad things about Democrats.

THE ECONOMIST AND FILTHY (CHINESE) LUCRE: There was a time when the British magazine, The Economist, was dependably solid and credible. But then along came Huawei.

STRANGELY, NOT ABOUT ANTIFA:  Escaped cloned female mutant crayfish take over Belgian cemetery.

 

THAT POOR WOMAN ISN’T USED TO BEING ON HER FEET THAT LONG. THE VIEW MUST BE DISORIENTING:  Kamala Harris caught asking aide which city she was in during Cleveland stop.

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