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IT’S AN IDEA SO CRAZY, IT JUST MIGHT WORK: Governor DeSantis Has an Amazing Plan to Deal With Rioters and Mostly Peaceful Protesters™: Prosecute Them.

WELL, THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY, YOU KNOW: New 3-D printing method could jump-start creation of tiny medical devices for the body.


UPDATE: And here we go:

Earlier: Louisville mayor puts curfew in place, says National Guard is coming.

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WHERE’S HUNTER, FAT? Senate Report Details Hunter Biden’s Extensive Foreign Business Dealings — and Obama Officials’ Efforts to Ignore Them.


(Classical reference in headline; updated and bumped.)

ANOTHER REASON TO GET OFF MY LAWN: The CDC Doesn’t Want Kids Trick-or-Treating for Halloween. “The very safest activities, according to the CDC, are carving pumpkins with members of your own household, having scary-movie night, or throwing a ‘virtual Halloween costume contest.’ (How fun.) “

VERNON JONES: Trump Did More for Blacks in 4 Years Than Biden Has in 40.

Analysis: True.

AT AMAZON, Leupold LTO Tracker 2 HD Thermal Viewer.

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Once exposed to humans, animals start to lose their fear of predators.

TROLL LEVEL: POTUS DJT. Snopes: Trump Campaign Falsely Suggests Biden Promoted ‘White Power’ Symbol.

In reality, Biden used the hand gesture to illustrate his assertion that massive corporations and U.S. President Donald Trump himself have in the past paid “zero” in taxes.

So evidently, using the “Okay” hand gesture to indicate zero is not racist, but using the “Okay” hand gesture to indicate, err, “Okay” is?

As Glenn noted in December when Rolling Stone got the vapors because someone at the Army-Navy game flashed the OK sign, “The 4Chan trollers have scored again. I remember when ’culture jamming’ was a lefty thing, but the lefty culture jammers never scored at this level.”

I AGREE. ALL THE #ORANGEMANBAD STUFF HAS REALLY HURT OUR RESPONSE. Dr. Fauci says ‘divisive’ society hurting COVID-19 fight.

TRUMP’S GET-OUT-THE-VOTE EFFORT ENTERS A NEW PHASE: Some Protests Against Police Brutality Take a More Confrontational Approach: The protests are moving into white residential neighborhoods, where activists demand that people choose a side.

“It went from a peaceful march, calling out the names, to all of a sudden, bang, ‘How dare you fly the American flag?’” said Mr. Moses, who is Black and runs a nonprofit group in the Portland, Ore., area. “They said take it down. They wouldn’t leave. They said they’re going to come back and burn the house down.”

Mr. Moses and others blocked the demonstrators and told them to leave.

“We don’t go around terrorizing folks to try and force them to do something they don’t want to do,” said Mr. Moses, whose nonprofit group provides support for local homeless people. “I’m a veteran. I’m for these liberties.”

Nearly four months after the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police, some protesters against police brutality are taking a more confrontational — and personal — approach. The marches in Portland are increasingly moving to residential and largely white neighborhoods, where demonstrators with bullhorns shout for people to come “out of your house and into the street” and demonstrate their support.

These more aggressive protests target ordinary people going about their lives, especially those who decline to demonstrate allegiance to the cause. That includes a diner in Washington who refused to raise her fist to show support for Black Lives Matter, or, in several cities, confused drivers who happened upon the protests. . . .

A small free literature selection was set up on the grass and overseen by three people in ski masks. It was a popular offering, and people crowded around, craning to see the pamphlets.

Titles included “Why Break Windows”; “I Want To Kill Cops Until I’m Dead”; “Piece Now, Peace Later: An Anarchist Introduction to Firearms”; “In Defense of Smashing Cameras”; and “Three-Way Fight: Revolutionary Anti-Fascism and Armed Self Defense.” . . .

Neighbors in impressive Craftsman-style homes pulled down their shades and turned off their lights, though many could be seen peering out of dark windows. One woman stepped out of an expansive home looking angry; upon seeing the crowd, she quickly retreated indoors. A few young couples stood in their doorways. A Black woman driving past honked and cheered.

One white man stepped onto his patio clapping and hollering in support of the passing march. The group called for him to join. He smiled and waved them on, still clapping. They began to chant that he was spineless. He looked worried. But the march moved along, and he went back into his house.

“You’ll never sleep tight, we do this every night,” the protesters chanted.

This isn’t protest, this is domestic terrorism.


Related: Louisville mayor puts curfew in place, says National Guard is coming. “Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron will announce at 1:30 p.m. whether the three officers who fired their weapons the night Taylor was killed will face charges.”

JOANNE JACOBS: Not indoctrinated, just ignorant. “Most students learn little or no history, pro-American or anti-American, in elementary school, writes Wexler. They may not learn much in middle school either. They’re not indoctrinated, just ignorant.”

YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BLOG: China Perfidy Roundup. “Time to zig while everyone else is zagging over the Supreme Court nomination fight, and once again offer up a roundup of Communist China’s ongoing perfidy.”

TRUMP: A UNITER, NOT A DIVIDER! Lisa Murkowski Reverses Position on Filling SCOTUS Vacancy, Won’t Rule Out Vote to Confirm.

Related: Joy Behar concedes Democrats’ SCOTUS loss: ‘We’ve lost that battle.’

It’s always good to hear the lamentations of the Behars, but don’t get cocky.

STEAMROLLER: Lisa Murkowski Reverses Position on Filling SCOTUS Vacancy, Won’t Rule Out Vote to Confirm.

For what it’s worth, I’d guess that vulnerable GOP senators are hearing from their constituents just how much they’d like to see another conservative sitting on SCOTUS.

IN THE MAIL: The Bucket List: Beer: 1000 Adventures ” Pubs ” Breweries ” Festivals.

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: Explosive Report on Biden Family Corruption Syndicate.

Insanity Wrap needs to know: What does Hunter Biden do for a living?

Answer: Seriously, we read all the reports and we still can’t tell what he does, aside from bend his father’s ear.

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

  • Seattle voters get what they asked for, good and hard.
  • Meet the Psycho Rage Girls.
  • Bill Clinton’s grisly dinner date.

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

TEACH THE CHILDREN WELL: My generation is being raised to hate America — it’s time to stand up for our history.

OH: Just 1% of US Counties Have Had Nearly Half of All COVID-19 Deaths. “The five counties with the most COVID-19 deaths represent just 0.2% of all counties, but they account for 16% of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S., nearly three times their population share of 6.5%.”

DIVERSITY PROBLEM: 92 percent of college faculty members’ political donations in Ohio went to Democrats.

CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: NY Times: Law Firms Pay Supreme Court Clerks $400,000 Bonuses; New Study Confirms Their Influence With Their Justice. If we abolished law clerks, Supreme Court opinions would be shorter, clearer, and better.

BUT THEY’LL STILL GET THEIR BALLOTS, RIGHT? Election Watchdog Finds 350,000 Dead Registrants on Voter Rolls In 42 States.

FIGHT THE POWER: School backs down, prof who refused diversity training still employed.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Kamala Harris Will Remind Everyone How Awful She Is During Confirmation Hearing. “The optics of Harris teeing off on a Roman Catholic mother with a shrieking progressive ‘Gender traitor’ rant won’t really help Team Harris-Biden win over any hearts and minds in swing states where the polls are tight.”

ON THE UN’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY: Peacekeeping institution? What peace? Time to commemorate the UN war fighters.

Somewhere in a storage room, I’ve a World War II submarine recognition pamphlet framed to display its intriguing title.

Published circa 1943, the pamphlet is no frills — black ink submarine silhouettes and captions on white paper. The silhouettes depict U.S., British Commonwealth, Free French and Soviet Union subs, and, as I recall, a Dutch and a Greek sub as well. The Netherlands, Greece and France had been defeated, but some ships escaped to fight for their “free governments in exile.”

The document’s title: “United Nations Submarines.”

They were U.N. subs, not U.S and Allied subs, and it had a 1943/44 pub date, not 1945, the year the U.N. organization was established, according to those now commemorating its 75th anniversary.

Contemporary question: In 1945 did the UN really move from war-making to peacekeeping?

BONE SORTIE: A B-1B Lancer departs Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on its way to Europe in support of a Bomber Task Force mission. Photo taken Sept. 14, 2020. A Murphy’s Law update from January 2020 discusses why the B-1B will be retired before the B-52.

DAVID BARON, CALL YOUR OFFICE: Bear spotted in South Knoxville neighborhood.

TELL CANADA TO STOP MEDDLING IN OUR ELECTION: Court papers: Woman wrote ‘give up’ in ricin note to Trump.

NOPE: More than 1200 sign petition to change UT grading scale to pass/fail. We didn’t do that for either World War, for the 1918 Flu, or for the Civil War or the War of 1812. Why now?

YEAH, THEY JUMP SHIP AT THE FIRST LITTLE SIGN OF ARSON, LOOTING, AND RAPE: White women just ‘fair-weather’ fans of Black Lives Matter.

MEDIA MYTH ALERT: Woodward’s latest Trump book prompts myth-telling about Watergate. “‘[T]o explain Watergate through the lens of the heroic journalist,’ I wrote, ‘is to abridge and misunderstand the scandal and to indulge in a particularly beguiling media-driven myth’ — one that even Woodward has disputed. He told an interviewer in 2004: ‘To say that the press brought down Nixon, that’s horseshit.’”

The DNC-MSM’s self-serving mythopoeic narratives don’t write themselves, you know.

PROGRESS: Blue Origin targets this Thursday for New Shepard reusable rocket launch with NASA landing system test. “The launch of Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle will be its thirteenth overall for that category of launch craft, and the seventh in a row for this particular rocket. The payload will include an even dozen commercial cargo items, including a Deorbit, Descent and Landing Sensor Demonstration done in partnership with NASA — basically a highly precise automated landing system that will help NASA land on the moon and eventually Mars.”