THE EXODUS IS HERE: Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise moving headquarters from California to Spring, Texas, near Houston.

GOP governors better get cracking on Glenn’s Welcome Wagon kits ASAP, if they want to keep their states in the red column. Otherwise, as a — [cough] — longtime resident of Texas, I’m all in favor of this proposal by America’s Newspaper of Record: Texas Passes Law Banning Californians From Voting After They Move There.

MICROBIOME NEWS: Study reveals connection between gut bacteria and vitamin D levels.

DEMOCRATS FOR SAFETYISM: A Red/Blue Risk Divide. The pandemic revealed strikingly different outlooks on the balance between safety and freedom.

THEY HAD IT COMING TO THEM FOR WEARING MAGA HATS: Lies and Violence. As the recent assaults on Trump supporters illustrate, averting our gaze from political hyperbole and violence empowers the mob.

ALLOCATING THE “TRUMP SHOT:” Advisory panel meets to weigh who should get COVID-19 vaccine first.

I DON’T THINK THIS IS AS CUT-AND-DRIED AS JONATHAN ADLER DOES: The Pardon Power May Be Broad, But that Does Not Mean a Self-Pardon Would Be Legit. The pardon power is not merely “broad,” it is plenary. The only limitation in the Constitution is that it may not be used to reverse an impeachment. Even the claim that a pardon may only be issued for an offense that has already been completed, made in Ex Parte Garland and Ex Parte Grossman, is only dicta. I have more on the pardon power here, though Adler cites far more comprehensive sources.

ROAD & TRACK: What It’s Like to Test Cars for a Living.

NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG: Whistleblowers: Postal Service labeled Trump mail ‘Undeliverable,’ 388,000 ballots backdated, ‘disappear.’

Several whistleblowers on Tuesday cast new uncertainty on the 2020 election process, claiming up to 288,000 ballots disappeared, another 100,000 were improperly backdated, and mail promoting President Trump was junked while mail for Joe Biden was delivered.

In the most extraordinary report, a U.S. Postal Service contractor said his trailer full of 144,000-288,000 completed mail-in ballots, which he drove between New York and Pennsylvania, disappeared after he delivered it to a Lancaster, Pennsylvania, depot.

Another claimed that ballots were backdated by postal workers, and in Traverse City, Michigan, Trump campaign mail was put in bins labeled “Undeliverable Bulk Business Mail” while the same type of mail for Joe Biden was ordered to be delivered on time.

And a third raised new issues about the integrity of Dominion voting machines.

The claims were unveiled by the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, which has mounted an independent investigation of voting and voter registration in several key battleground states. It recently made headlines by revealing that the FBI has requested the findings of its Voter Integrity Project.

Just scattered bits of widespread fraud, not widespread fraud that could have affected the election outcome, so nothing to be concerned about.

GOALPOSTS, MOVED? Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Justice Department has not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

Progression: No voter fraud. No widespread voter fraud. Now, no widespread voter fraud that would change the outcome of the election.

Will Barr prosecute the widespread fraud that wouldn’t change the outcome of the election, or nah?

Meanwhile if, as the Associated Press flat out claims, Trump is just making up claims of fraud, shouldn’t they be in favor of a deep and far-reaching audit to show just how crazy he is?

I ALWAYS WANTED A BREN, BUT NOT THAT ONE: Review: CZ Bren 2 Ms Carbine.

DOG BITES MAN: Obama’s Cover Shot for InStyle Magazine Is the Most Cringeworthy Thing You’ve Ever Seen

On second thought, in Obama’s case it’s always man bites dog.

A BIG CHUNK JUST GOT CUT OUT OF OUR SEAPOWER: Navy Will Scrap USS Bonhomme Richard.

I BLAME ALIEN SUVS: Astronomers find carbon monoxide gas flowing from distant star system.

YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BLOG: Election Fraud Update For December 1, 2020. “As promised, here’s this week’s election fraud update. Lots of hearings, lots of lawsuits, lots of evidence of fraud, and no indication yet that anything is getting overturned.”

BIDEN GETTING THE OLD ANTI-ISRAEL BAND BACK TOGETHER: Jeff Dunetz at The Lid digs into the Israel views of Biden’s foreign policy team and finds it “is as anti-Israel as is much of his track record and the sentiments of the Democratic Party base.”

For example, Reema Dodin, slated to be deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative affairs, for example, “joined with Palestinians and their supporters who used to routinely and openly justify the most heinous terror attacks, blowing up buses and pizza shops, and Passover seders,” Dunetz writes.

Dunetz has more, much more, and, while it doesn’t surprise,  it still ought to give pause to anybody who cares about defending and preserving America’s most loyal and dependable ally in the Middle East.

THE SWAMP WILL RISE AGAIN: Joe Biden’s Putting That Old Anti-Israel Band Back Together.

AT AMAZON: Bose Wave Music System IV – Espresso Black.

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Diabetes, high blood pressure raise odds of COVID-19 harming brain.

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Top 20% Gets 6x More Benefits from Student Debt Cancellation than Bottom 20%, New Study Finds.

OH: Facebook’s bots ban thousands of small businesses from advertising at height of retail season.

The genius of the internet is that it created a level playing field where one-man shops could compete toe-to-toe with established players.

The evil genius of social media is that it allows established players to snuff out the one-man shops before they have a chance to compete.

“LIMIT WALMART FIRST” WAS ONE OF THE CHANTS AT KNOXVILLE’S ANTI-LOCKDOWN PROTEST: El Paso Mayor Says Recent COVID-19 Spike Due To ‘Fatigue,’ Many Cases Coming From Shopping At Large Retailers.

The mayor also mentioned what contact tracers have been finding in regards to how residents are catching the virus.

“We did a deep dive in our contact tracing for the week of November the 10th through the 16th and found that 55% of the positives were coming from shopping at large retailers, what we’d term as the big box stores,” Margo said. “And those are considered essential under CISA guidelines under homeland security. And we don’t really have- I don’t have any control over any limitations there.”

No word on whether the records show significant spread from bars and restaurants.

I HOPE THEY’RE PREPARED TO BE DISAPPOINTED: 33 Groups Urge Biden to Reject Big Tech Appointments to His Cabinet.

As you prepare for the presidential transition, we write to urge you to reject the influence of these corporations by committing to exclude Big Tech executives, lobbyists, lawyers and consultants from your administration. Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft once promised innovation and opportunity, and while they continue to provide many remarkable products, they now represent serious threats to privacy, democracy, innovation, and Americans’ economic well-being. Each of these companies have developed predatory business practices that harvest user data for profit. Over the last few years, we have seen how Facebook and Google irresponsibly wield immense influence over democratic elections, without oversight or accountability.

Well, yes — and now that they’ve used that influence to buy access to the White House, they’re going to get it.

I REMEMBER STEPHEN HAWKING WRITING ABOUT THIS IN THE 1970S, WHICH I DISCOVERED VIA JERRY POURNELLE: Dangerous ‘naked’ black holes could be hiding in the universe. “Ever since we first discovered the existence of black holes, we’ve wondered if it’s possible to form a singularity without the associated event horizon — a so-called ‘naked’ singularity. This would be a very dangerous place indeed, because it would be a location where the laws of physics break down that is fully accessible to the rest of the universe. At least with a traditional black hole, the singularity is safely wrapped beneath an event horizon, so even though it’s a place of extreme and unknown physics, at least whatever happens there is locked away from the rest of the cosmos.”

SEGREGATION NOW, SEGREGATION TOMORROW, SEGREGATION FOREVER! Race and ethnicity may be deciding factors in essential workers getting vaccine prioritization.

CHARMING: Europe Sends Its Condolences to Iran. “Ever wonder why so many Americans share President Trump’s skepticism of Europe? Look no further than its reaction to the assassination of the mastermind of Iran’s atomic-bomb project. Moshen Fakhrizadeh was a leader of Iran’s effort to obtain an atomic bomb to use on the country in which the survivors of the Holocaust found redemption. Yet the Europeans rushed out a statement calling the attack a ‘criminal act’.”

THE COMING CABLE NEWS CRISIS:

TV pundits and reporters may personally be cheering that President Trump appears likely to be booted from office come January, but the transfer of power is bad news for the networks that employ them. CNN and MSNBC saw record-high ratings over the past four years thanks to President Trump, who supplied just the right kind of drama for their wine-sipping audiences.

What will the networks talk about if they’re not melting down over Trump tossing a roll of paper towels during a hurricane relief effort or serving a personally purchased fast-food spread to championship-winning college athletes? Can anything capture the attention of college-educated whites like Rachel Maddow’s bizarre Trump tax return conspiracies or Jake Tapper keeping tally of how many cabinet officials have resigned or been fired (and then interviewing them once they release the requisite Trump-bashing memoir)?

CNN president Jeff Zucker, who recognized Trump’s TV prowess during the 2016 campaign and offered him a weekly show on his network, admitted to Vanity Fair that cable news loses its audience when anchors cut away from constant Trump coverage.

‘We’ve seen that anytime you break away from the Trump story and cover other events in this era, the audience goes away,’ he said in 2018. ‘So we know that, right now, Donald Trump dominates.’

The biggest challenge for cable news, then, is finding something else for viewers to obsess over. The Biden administration can hardly fill the outrage gap — left-wing audiences will angrily tune out if reporters appear to be attacking the former VP.

QED: Andrea Mitchell Cancelled for Questioning the Biden Team’s Transparency.

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: The Struggle Is Real — BLM vs BLM Over Missing Billions.

Insanity Wrap needs to know: Since Black Lives Matter, is it possible that some black lives matter more than others?

Answer: It’s a Marxist-run organization, so of course they do.

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

  • “Your vote is not as secure as your Venmo account.”
  • The Chinese Communist Party owns the company that owns Dominion Voting Systems (see Item One).
  • The real #Resistance is the small businesses and service workers fighting the lockdowns.

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

IN THE MAIL: From Michael Walsh, Last Stands: Why Men Fight When All Is Lost.

STEVEN MALANGA: Maradona of Naples. The soccer great brought hope and victory to a depressed city, as sports superstars can do.

NASDAQ TO REQUIRE ALL CORPORATE BOARDS TO HAVE ONE WOMAN, ONE MINORITY: As an Arab (well, half, but that’s good enough to count) let me be the first to say I volunteer for your highly paid phoney-baloney job, Mr. Corporate Bigshot! Heck, I’ll do it for half of what you’re paying whatever Biden, Clinton, or Bush you have in there now.

SO OF COURSE THE LEFT WANTS FEWER OF THEM: Beat Cops Cut Crime. A clever study tracking police officers’ movements in Dallas shows that simply walking the beat is one of the most powerful tools available to reduce crime.

WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW? Donate to David Perdue’s Georgia Senate Runoff Campaign.

Also Kelly Loeffler’s Georgia Senate Runoff Campaign.

You might also volunteer, if you can spare the time.

UPDATE: From the comments: “So many sockpuppets in this thread telling us to give up and not donate. It’s almost like they have a strategy or something.”

Yeah, I’m seeing that all over. If someone’s telling you this, they’re either a Democrat sockpuppet, a Chinese sockpuppet, or an idiot of the most profound nature.

THE SWAMP WILL RISE AGAIN: The Return of the Old Order.

COLD WAR II: The Trump administration will add SMIC, China’s largest chipmaker, to its defense blacklist. “SMIC, one of largest chip makers in the world, is among several companies that the Department of Defense plans to designate as being owned or controlled by the Chinese military, reports Reuters. Earlier this month, President Donald Trump signed an executive order, set to go into effect on January 11, that would bar U.S. investors from buying securities from companies on the defense blacklist.”

Previously: SMIC’s N+1 process node not enough to save Huawei.

Communist China’s best chip technology is behind Western standards (including Taiwan), and Trump aims to keep it that way.

THE MEDIA MASK SLIPS: “You seldom get such a forthright admission that the media made the conscious choice to be the adjunct of the Democratic Party. And this isn’t fake news, for a change.”

FOR A GUY WHO SUPPOSEDLY LOST, TRUMP SURE HAD COATTAILS. FOR A GUY WHO SUPPOSEDLY WON, BIDEN SURE DIDN’T: Christy Smith concedes to Mike Garcia in tight CA-25 race.

‘SHUT UP,’ THEY EXPLAINED: Facebook Quietly Removes Two of the Biggest Remaining ‘Stop the Steal’ Groups.

UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS WHO CAN’T HANDLE CRITICISM SHOULD BE FIRED: U Arizona backtracks after punishing student for criticizing school COVID policy.

On September 14, Orsay received an email from the Dean of Students’ office, stating that he had violated the university’s code of conduct for posting “negative views regarding COVID-19 health and safety protocols.” . . .

The email said that such behavior violated the student code of conduct in the areas of “endangering, threatening, or causing harm to any member of the university community.”

No it didn’t, and claiming otherwise should be, as I say, a firing offense.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Whaddyaknow — Enemy of the People CNN Finally Admits China Lied About Bat Flu. “To say that CNN is a little late to the party on this one would be doing things with the word ‘understatement’ that are probably illegal in thirty countries. I know this year seems like it’s been a decade long, but I can still remember way back to last summer, when the bulk of CNN’s ‘reporting’ involved chiding President Trump for repeatedly making the point that the coronavirus not only came from China, but that China was not at all forthcoming regarding the particulars of it. It was ‘racist’ to be honest about what was going on.”

Sometimes the Party requires 2+2=5, and at other times the Party requires 2+2=3.

BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, UNLESS IT UPSETS THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT. Report: Nike, Coke, other companies lobbying against bill that would ban goods made with slave labor of Uighurs in Xinjiang.

(Classical reference in headline.)

HEREISTHEEVIDENCE.COM: “Due to the irregularity of this current 2020 Presidential Election, this is a crowdsourcing tool for organizing anomalies and legal issues. Our desire is that more of the election process would be made transparent so there would be unquestionable confidence in our voting systems.”

AFTER A DECADE OF SEEING LEFTISTS DOXXING PEOPLE AND GETTING THEM FIRED FOR EXPRESSING A FORBIDDEN OPINION, I HAVE TO ASK WHAT’S THEIR BEEF WITH JOE MCCARTHY? Liberal Media Scream: In Trump, CNN sees ‘rampages of Joe McCarthy.’

Personally, I’m beginning to wonder if we should have had a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for communist sympathizers and adherents after the Cold War ended.

SHOCKER: CNN: The Wuhan files: Leaked documents reveal China’s mishandling of the early stages of Covid-19.

Flashback: A year after Wuhan alarm, China seeks to change Covid origin story: Reports in state media signal an intensifying propaganda effort to place the birth of the virus in other countries.

It’s a Chinese virus. It came from China.

Flashback: Time to put China on lockdown for its dishonesty amid coronavirus crisis.

A competent, honest response would have placed the world on notice much earlier. A China that cared about the rest of the world would have halted flights abroad while this disease was spreading, instead of allowing its citizens to spread willy-nilly around the globe. (As Brian Kennedy writes: “China seems to have taken the position that if they were to suffer the coronavirus, so too was the United States and the rest of the world. What else is to explain the continuation of flights from China to the United States at the rate of some 20,000 passengers a day, until President Trump wisely shut them down?”)

Related: Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis. “From the moment the coronavirus emerged in central China, Beijing has acted in a way that made a pandemic possible and then inevitable. It covered up what was happening in Wuhan. It silenced whistleblowers who sought to warn the world. It stole medical supplies from other countries, even while claiming the sickness was no big deal. . . . If Beijing had given the real number of infected people and deaths, other countries would have recognized the danger, and taken necessary steps.”

MOSTLY IT’S A SCHEME TO GET TAX DOLLARS INTO THE HANDS OF THE POLITICALLY CORRECT: American High Schools Go Woke.

On the East Coast, the wealthy Fairfax County public school district shelled out $20,000 for an hourlong speech from critical-race commentator Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. At one school in the district, faculty went further, disseminating “anti-racist” reading lists to parents and organizing students into “equity” committees.

Dozens of schools across the country, both public and private, have taken similar steps. The perceived need to announce sweeping changes in leadership and curricula has been a boon to the growing diversity-consulting industry, which is designed to profit from racial discontent.

A list of “anti-racism” resources, compiled just days after the death of George Floyd and featuring such writers as Kendi, Dr. Robin DiAngelo, and the authors of the New York Times‘s controversial 1619 project, was shared widely by colleges and high schools across the country.

Get involved with your local school board.

AFTER FOUR YEARS OF “THE RUSSIANS HACKED THE ELECTION,” WE GET THIS ABOUT DONALD TRUMP’S FORMAL LEGAL CHALLENGES: 1918 Germany Has a Warning for America: Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” campaign recalls one of the most disastrous political lies of the 20th century.

Say what you will about Hitler, at least he wasn’t constantly comparing his political opponents to Nazis.

Related: The ‘Not My President’ Crowd Needs To Sit Down And Shut Up: The left made the rules. I’m ready to play by them. “For four years, not a few months, the Democrats and their media allies insisted first that Trump’s election was not legitimate and then that he was a Russian asset. It was abject nonsense, a lie. It was a hysterical and long-lasting undermining of our democracy. Now these same clowns, these buffoons, are lecturing us about accepting the results.”

A CURE FOR THE COMMON COVID? A mildly insane idea for disabling the coronavirus.

This system relies on a small protein called “ubiquitin.” When a protein is to be targeted for destruction, enzymes called ubiquitin ligases chemically link a chain of ubiquitins to it. These serve as a tag that is recognized by enzymes that digest any proteins with ubiquitin attached to them.

So, the idea behind the new work is to identify a key viral protein and figure out how to attach ubiquitin to it. The cell would then take care of the rest, digesting the viral protein and thus blocking the production of any useful viruses in that cell. In this case, the researchers decided to target the spike protein that sits on the surface of coronaviruses and allows them to attach to and infect new cells.

Unfortunately, there are no proteins that attach ubiquitin to the viral spike protein. Or, rather, there were no proteins that fit that description.

But a team at Harvard has now produced one.

But: “If you’re not careful, your virus-destroying enzyme will also end up destroying proteins that are essential to the health of uninfected cells.”

JOANNE JACOBS: Gone girls and boys. “District schools want more money to reopen for fewer students.”

ONE FOR THE ROAD: LA County Supervisor dines at restaurant hours after voting to ban outdoor dining.

[Sheila] Kuehl’s visit to [Il Forno Trattoria in Santa Monica] came before the outdoor dining ban took effect Wednesday evening, but her decision is likely to draw criticism from those who have grown frustrated with elected officials taking a hypocritical approach to what they have preached, as Kuehl dined at the restaurant a mere hours after she said doing such a thing was unsafe and could contribute to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

Further north in California: San Jose Mayor Ignored Health Protocols During Holiday Celebration. Mayor Sam Liccardo spent Thanksgiving at his parents’ home, apparently skirting health guidelines that urge the public not to gather with people outside their household.

I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people who keep telling me it’s a crisis start acting like it’s a crisis, to coin an Instaphrase.

REMEMBER YOU’RE AMERICANS. POST A COPY OF THE CONSTITUTION IN THE WINDOW AND GO ABOUT YOUR LAWFUL BUSINESS. GOVERNORS AREN’T KINGS, AND (CONTRARY TO WHAT PASTE-EATING-POLIS AND HIS CRUSH NEWSOM BELIEVE) THEIR WORD ISN’T LAW:  This Michigan restaurant chain is fighting back. They wrote a letter urging other eateries to join them in defying the state’s dine-in ban.

TRUMP SAVES MORE INDUSTRIES: Applications Surge To Law Schools (+32%) And Medical Schools (+18%).

IN NEW SOVIET REPUBLICK ALL INJURIES WILL BE DEEMED “DOMESTIC VIOLENCE” UNTIL ACQUITTED BY COURT:  This arm injury is a red flag for domestic abuse: study.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR VOTE COUNTS FOR NOTHING:  The End Of The World.

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH THE MOST INCLUSIVE VOTER FRAUD EVER IN AMERICAN POLITICS!  Mathematician Says Biden May have Received 130 Percent of the Democrat Vote in Maricopa County, AZ.

I THINK HE MEANS WELL. AND HE STILL THINKS ELECTIONS WILL MEAN ANYTHING. AND THAT TRUMP AND A MAJORITY OF US WHO SPEAK OUT WILL BE ALLOWED TO LIVE MUCH PAST ALLOWING THIS FRAUD TO STAND. I GUESS SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE LIVED THROUGH TO BE BELIEVED?  Gearing Up for Round 3 of the Great Trump War.

HOW LONG WILL WE TOLERATE THIS?  The Badger State’s Ballot ‘Fix’ Was In.

THERE ARE WORSE THINGS THAN WAR:  The election has been stolen.

YES, I DO KNOW IT SOUNDS LIKE A JAMES BOND VILLAIN TYPE OF PLAN. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS SCARIER, THAT IDIOTS THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA, OR THAT THEY THINK IT WOULD WORK AT ALL:  The Coming Totalitarianism.

Can we just give them a billion dollars and send them away?

BUT HEY, HE HAS GREAT HAIR:  More Newsom Hypocritical Nincompoopery.

ABOUT TIME:  Flynn Pardoned, Page Sues.

SO A PERFECT SPOKESPERSON FOR THE FRAUDING SIDE?  Jennifer Psaki Has A Problem With Truthfulness.

WHEN FREEDOM IS SHAKING IN AMERICA, IT FALLS IN THE REST OF THE WORLD:  Joshua Wong Speaks From Solitary .

November 30, 2020

AT AMAZON, Cyber Monday Deals Galore.

IT’S THE SILVER MONOLITH MAKERS: A Mysterious Object Is Hurtling Towards Earth, and Scientists Don’t Know What It Is. “Initial observations suggested that the object was an asteroid. But scientists at CNEOS soon began to suspect that 2020 SO was not a normal asteroid.” In an unfortunate coincidence, our Arecibo radar was just knocked out.

I FEEL LIKE I CAN GUESS THE ANSWERS: Four Data Dumps in the Witching Hour After the Election Gave Biden Victory. Rand Paul Has Questions.

ANOTHER TRUMP TRIUMPH: Pence Says Covid Vaccine Distribution Could Begin Mid-December. Soon everyone will be able to get their “Trump shots” and defeat the feared Covid threat.

Meanwhile, this risible take from CNN: A leaderless America slips deep into a grim pandemic winter. Stop crying and get your Trump Shot.

THINGS REMAIN VERY MUCH IN FLUX: EXPLOSIVE: Michigan Illegally Counted or Ignored 500K Ballots, Lawsuit Claims. “In the wee hours of Thanksgiving Day, the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society filed an explosive election lawsuit asking Michigan’s Supreme Court to prevent Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson from certifying the election results until the Michigan legislature can fully investigate fraud claims and to force election officials to hand over all election materials to the legislature for this purpose. The lawsuit claims that officials illegally counted or threw out no fewer than 508,016 ballots, far more than Joe Biden’s 154,000-vote margin over Donald Trump. . . . Citing state records, the lawsuit claims that Benson’s office sent out 355,392 unsolicited ballots. Northon explained that Michigan law requires two signatures for absentee voting: a signature on an application form and a signature on the security sleeve for the ballot. In this election, officials mailed out more than 300,000 ballots that no one had requested.”

OPEN THREAD: Be here now.

CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: Reasons why the 2020 presidential election is deeply puzzling: If only cranks find the tabulations strange, put me down as a crank. “To say out-loud that you find the results of the 2020 presidential election odd is to invite derision. You must be a crank or a conspiracy theorist. Mark me down as a crank, then. I am a pollster and I find this election to be deeply puzzling. I also think that the Trump campaign is still well within its rights to contest the tabulations. Something very strange happened in America’s democracy in the early hours of Wednesday November 4 and the days that followed. It’s reasonable for a lot of Americans to want to find out exactly what.”

Related: Legitimacy of Biden Win Buried by Objective Data: Emerging information from the states renders his victory less and less plausible. “A growing body of evidence ranging from straightforward ballot audits to complex quantitative analyses suggests that the tabulation of the votes was characterized by enough chicanery to alter the outcome of the election. Consequently, a consensus has gradually developed among the auditors of publicly available information released by the states, and it contradicts the narrative promulgated by the Democrats and the media. The more data experts see, the less convinced they are that Biden won.”

THE RADAR IS DOWN: Losing Arecibo’s giant dish leaves humans more vulnerable to space rocks, scientists say. First SMOD takes out our radar. Then the strike is launched. . . .

MORE HOUSE SEATS: R win in CA-25 and NY-01.

Plus: Iowa certifies Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks won Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District seat — by 6 votes.

For a guy who supposedly lost, Trump sure had a lot of coattails. And for a guy who supposedly won, Biden sure didn’t.

REST IN PEACE, BEN: Legendary Science Fiction Author Ben Bova Has Passed at the Age of 88.. As a kid, I was inspired by his books — including his excellent nonfiction science work. As an adult, I was on the National Space Society Board with him.

WEIRDLY, ADDING A FEMALE KICKER DIDN’T SEEM TO TURN THINGS AROUND: Vanderbilt fires football coach Derek Mason amid winless season.

Related:

Plus, harsh but fair:

FRONTIERS IN FRAUD: Ga. Secretary of State Investigating Warnock-Led Voter Registration Group. “A voter registration group that was led by Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock until earlier this year is under investigation for allegedly sending ballot applications to non-residents, the Georgia secretary of state announced on Monday. The New Georgia Project, where Warnock served as CEO until February, is one of four voter sign-up groups being probed for improper registration activities, Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger said in a press conference.”

DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: Politics in Academia: A Case Study. Which values matter most to professors? Researchers at the State University of New York at New Paltz surveyed nearly 200 academics around the country and found variations according to the professors’ gender, political ideology, and department. Females, liberals, and professors of education prioritized prioritized social justice and students’ emotional well-being; males, conservatives and business professors prioritized academic rigor and knowledge advancement.

The lead author, Glenn Geher, is a tenured psychology professor who has published more than 100 academic papers, but he couldn’t find any journal to publish this one. So he published it himself along with an account of his saga. Good for him — and shame on the journals that turned it down.

KURT SCHLICHTER: Liberals Want You Demoralized, So Don’t Be. “Here’s how it’s going to be. Whether Trump ends up winning or losing – the court battles continue – you’re going to support the Republicans in Georgia in January and everywhere else thereafter. You’re not going to pout in performative despair about how the mean old Democrats cheated and how there’s no point in voting and boo hoo hoo. You’re going to elect people to stop the libs, winning outside the margin of fraud, and you’re going to keep fighting against fixed elections in court and elsewhere. Is it always going to be fair or right or honest? No. So what?”

Kurt’s sounding like the Insta-Wife here, and there’s no higher compliment.

Say, have I mentioned that he’s got a new book out?

THE NOT-SO-SOFT BIGOTRY OF THE ANTI-RACISM GRIFT: Black Fragility? Coleman Hughes exposes the absurd premises of Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility, starting with the assumption that all whites in America are racists at birth — the progressives’ version of Original Sin, which can be expiated only through the rituals of the woke church. (She’ll officiate — for a fee.)  That’s bad enough, but her view of blacks is even worse.

The second unstated assumption in White Fragility—and this is where the book borders on actual racism—is that black people are emotionally immature and essentially child-like. Blacks, as portrayed in DiAngelo’s writing, can neither be expected to show maturity during disagreement nor to exercise emotional self-control of any kind. The hidden premise of the book is that blacks, not whites, are too fragile.

Read the whole thing (the essay, not the book).

 

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