October 23, 2020

WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Bernie Sanders Reportedly Wants To Be Labor Secretary In A Biden Admin.

WINNING: Israel and Sudan begin normalization process after call with Trump.

COCAINE MITCH FILES CLOTURE: McConnell positions Senate to confirm Judge Barrett.

Earlier: Amy Coney Barrett Will Be Confirmed Because Kavanaugh Battle Taught GOP To Stop Getting Played By Democrat Dirty Tricks.

PROGRESS: Study Reports Record Number of Carry Permits in U.S.

THIS IS CNN: CNN panelist plays stupid, pretends she does not know her former employer.

Shades of Mary Mapes, CBS’s RatherGate producer in 2004, claiming after she was caught, that even though she was holding herself out a news producer, she didn’t know who any of the players were on the starboard side of the Blogosphere.

GREAT MOMENTS IN PROJECTION:

● Shot: Big lie: Joe Biden compares Donald Trump to Joseph Goebbels.

“He’s sort of like Goebbels,” Mr Biden said. “You say the lie long enough, keep repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, it becomes common knowledge”. “It’s not like it’s going to come as a surprise. And so I’m prepared to go out and make my case as to why I think he’s failed and why I think the answers I have to proceed will help the American people and the American economy, and make us safer internationally.”

— Agence France-Presse, September 27, 2020.

● Chaser: Biden Epic Lie: No One Lost Insurance Under Obamacare!

Breitbart.com, today.

AT AMAZON, Leupold Rifle Scopes.

IMMUNOLOGY IS COMPLICATED: Some COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates May Make People More Vulnerable to HIV, Scientists Warn.

GET WOKE, GO BROKE: ‘Thursday Night Football’ Gets Weak Ratings For The Eagles Beating The Giants.

I KNOW SEVERAL. ONLY ONE WAS HOSPITALIZED — THOUGH HE WAS QUITE SICK — BUT THE OTHERS HAVE HAD FLU-LIKE OR COLD-LIKE SYMPTOMS, OR NO SYMPTOMS AT ALL: Poll: More than half of people in U.S. know someone with COVID-19.

LOCKDOWNS ONLY APPLY TO THOSE WHO AREN’T BURNING DOWN GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS: Four Newborns Die After Being Denied Heart Surgery because of COVID Travel Restrictions.

BREAKING: Trump Announces Another Middle East Muslim Country Will Recognize Israel.

DON’T GET COCKY, KID: Roger Kimball: Trump sealed the deal last night. He moved methodically, like a battle tank, over Biden’s incontinent expostulations. It’s not over until it’s over.

But there is this:

BIDEN: ‘Not a Single Person on Private Insurance’ Lost It ‘Under Obamacare’— Fact Check: False.

Flashback: Obama’s repeated “If you like your plan you can keep your plan” lies were so outrageous, even his fellow Democrats at “Politifact” couldn’t ignore it, dubbing it their “Lie of the Year” in 2013.

(Bumped.)

KINSLEY GAFFE: Biden Declares He Would ‘Transition’ America Away from Oil Industry during Debate.

Related: Trump Grills Biden On Fracking. Biden Tells Him To Prove It With Video; Trump Does Just That.

Biden responded to Trump’s comments and challenged the president to prove his claims with video and the president responded by doing just that.

Biden claimed, “I have never said I oppose fracking.”

Trump responded, “You said it on tape!”

“Show the tape,” Biden responded. “Put it on your website. The fact of the matter is he’s flat lying.”

Within a matter of moments, Trump’s team tweeted out a video of Biden making the remarks.

WATCH:

Related: The Biden-Harris Fracking Plan, Explained (video supercut):

UPDATE (from Steve): I wonder if Nate Silver still thinks Texas is in play.

UPDATE (from Ed):


(Bumped.)

IT’S COME TO THIS: Twitter Blue Checks Mock Trump’s ‘Coyote’ Remark and It Ends Disastrously for Them.

Twitter blue checks who tried to mock President Trump for saying “coyotes” smuggle children across the southern border of the United States learned the hard way that Trump was not actually talking about the animal.
Did @realDonaldTrump just say 545 kids they can’t find their parents for came over through ‘cartels and coyotes’?!” asked Dar’shun Kendrick, a corporate attorney and state representative in Georgia who supports Joe Biden. “How the hell does a coyote bring a whole human across the border?!”

No really, she did:

In fact: Lots and lots and lots of blue-check libs don’t know what a coyote is (screenshots):

Exit question: “Did you think the left has the slightest clue what goes on near the border other than orange man bad?

IN THE MAIL: Zoom For Dummies (For Dummies (Computer/Tech)).

TO BE FAIR, JOE BARELY REMEMBERS ENGLISH: Joe Biden Can’t Remember Vowing to Ban Fracking. We’ve Got the Video.

IT’S RENSSELAER, WHICH WAS ONCE A RESPECTED SCHOOL: Judge blocks university from punishing male student who claimed female student raped him. “It is enough to say this: whatever answer may come to the question of how to secure the rights of an accusing woman and an accused man, that answer cannot be that all men are guilty.” But that’s the answer feminism demands.

OH: Jaw-Dropping Report Details Chinese State-Owned Company’s Partnership With Biden, Kerry Families. “A nearly 60-page intelligence report dated October 2 and provided to RedState late Wednesday details the relationship between multiple Chinese State-Owned Entities (SOE’s) and companies owned by Hunter Biden, Chris Heinz (stepson of former Secretary of State John Kerry), Devon Archer, James Bulger, and suspected Chinese intelligence asset Michael Lin. Despite what Hunter Biden’s attorney claimed in 2019, Hunter started traveling to China shortly before the Big Guy became Vice President and signed contracts with SOE’s while the Big Guy was Vice President.”

Read the whole, sordid thing.

STANDING UP TO STAND DOWNS: Me in the Washington Examiner: The Second Amendment is as necessary today as it has ever been. “In 2020, riots and looting broke out across the US. In cities from Seattle to New York, police were ordered to stand down. The lesson: You can’t rely on the police to protect your life and property from criminal aggression, writes @ProfDBernstein.” And read the academic article the op-ed is based on.
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IT’S AMAZING HOW MUCH SLACK THEY’LL CUT YOU IF YOU’RE A MEMBER OF THE NOMENKLATURA: Penn prof defends Jeffrey Toobin’s Zoom mishap.

AT AMAZON, Deal of the Day, Le Creuset Stoneware Mini Round Cocotte, 8 oz., Flame.

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Trump Overcomes Horrid, Biased Moderator to KO Biden in 2nd Debate. “It was plain to see that Biden had attempted to memorize a script. Just as in the first debate, he never directly answered a question. He’d launch into a talking point, then say, ‘This guy,’ and begin a personal attack on the president that wasn’t germane to the question. By the end of the debate he was glitching a lot and having difficulty remembering the script. He also had difficulty articulating any of his own policies. He just kept telling people to look at his website to know what he thought.”

UNMANNED DELIVERY TO A SUBMARINE AT SEA: An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson. The submarine is underway (and on the surface) near the Hawaiian Islands. The caption explains that the exercise “was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics.”

QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED: Trump Asks, ‘Who Built The Cages, Joe?’ Here’s the Answer: Biden and Obama Did.

REPORT ON BIDEN’S ACTIVITIES WITH CHINA. “First, it is almost exclusively taken from public sources and documentation. Everything from Chinese news reports to corporate records. The report is immaculately cited so that anyone who wishes to replicate where a specific piece of information was found or see the underlying documentation can do so.”

The full report is here. Looks like lots of stuff for investigative journalists to run with, if there are any of those left.

CHANGE: Trump reaches critical 52% approval rate entering final election stretch.

CHANNELING PAPA BUSH IN ’92 ISN’T A GOOD LOOK FOR BIDEN. Watch: The Moment Joe Biden Realized He Lost the Debate.

IF YOU DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK OF YOU AS LYING PARTISAN HACKS, STOP BEING LYING PARTISAN HACKS:

Spoiler: They literally can’t help being lying partisan hacks.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Josh Hammer: Donald Trump may be America’s most pro-Jewish president ever.

Through word and deed, President Trump — a father of an observant Jew and grandfather of Jewish children — has repeatedly established himself as a true friend and guardian of the people of the covenant. And in the post-1948 era of Zionism, Trump has been by far the most loyal and transformative friend of the world’s sole Jewish state. Trump ended decades of presidential timidity and promise-breaking by finally moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. He withdrew the United States from the harrowing capitulation to evil that was the Obama-Biden nuclear accord with Iran and has slapped crippling sanctions on the mullocracy.

He decimated the Islamic State “caliphate” and decapitated Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, both threats to Israel and Jews everywhere. He closed the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington and defunded the Palestinian Authority itself due to its barbaric “pay-to-slay” subsidies.

Trump also cut funding or outright withdrew from three anti-Israel UN bodies: the (grossly misnamed) UN Human Rights Council, UNWRA and UNESCO.

And we’re just getting started. Team Trump has boldly stood up for Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria. The president formally recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights and rolled out the most pro-Israel plan for peace with the Palestinian Arabs that a US president has ever endorsed.

Most remarkably, the man who wrote “The Art of the Deal” shepherded through not one but two (thus far!) separate normalization agreements between Israel and the Arab world. That’s probably the most important positive diplomatic triumph for Israel (and for Jews worldwide, who benefit from a strong Jewish state) in decades. Imagine what a second term could bring.

Indeed.

MARK JUDGE: Shelby Steele and America’s Poetic Truths.

BRING A NICKLE, TAP YOUR FEET: Twitter explodes after Biden mistakenly calls Proud Boys the ‘Poor Boys.’

BOO FREAKING HOO: Stahl whines, ‘I’m upset,’ says Trump, Pence ‘insulted 60 Minutes.’ “While the Trump interview, released in full by the president’s team out of concern 60 Minutes will mangle it to hurt him, is likely to win the most attention, the Pence interview, also released by the White House, helped to confirm the feeling by insiders that the interviews were a setup.”

Don’t want people to treat you like you’re a bunch if lying, partisan hacks? Try not being lying, partisan hacks. It would make a nice change for you.

And it was smart of Trump to follow my advice: Bring your own camera. Don’t let them do to you what they did to Sarah Palin. Because they will if they can get away with it, because they’re lying, partisan hacks. As I said back then, “TV journalists won’t be happy with this, of course, but it’s hard to see a principled basis for objecting.”

AND THEY’RE CLEARLY RIGHT: 76% Of Voters Believe Big Tech Has Too Much Influence On Political News.

SHOCKER: 74 Percent of MS-13 Gang Members Charged Were In United States Illegally.

TREATING SCIENCE AS A RELIGION BASTARDIZES BOTH SCIENCE AND RELIGION:  For Science!

Also, I didn’t do nuffin. She’s just blaming me because it amuses her.

FREE SHORT STORY OF THE WEEK ON MY SITE:  Wild Hair.

ALL OF THESE PEOPLE ARE SO FAR UP THEIR OWN POSTERIORS (WEARING THOSE STYLISH CHAPEUX DE DERRIERE) THEY HAVE TO OPEN THEIR MOUTHS TO SEE DAYLIGHT:   Trump Derangement Sinks ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’.

THIS DOES NOT SOUND GOOD:  US officials targeted on American soil, across the world by purported sonic attacks.

IF ONLY SOMEBODY COULD HAVE SEEN THIS COMING!  After stopping chemo due to COVID-19, mom of 4 dies of brain cancer.

I DON’T KNOW. WE COULD DO WITH A LOT FEWER NUTS:  Blind Squirrels.

IF YOU HAVEN’T GONE AND LOOKED AT STEPHEN GREEN’S DRUNK BLOGGING, YOU’RE NOT TOO LATE:  Drunkblogging the Final Trump-Biden Debate.

And btw, this brilliant summation is one of the many reasons I’m proud to call Stephen Green my friend:

LATELY FACEBOOK HAS BEEN ON A BANNING SPREE. IT’S ALSO BEEN MORE INSANE THAN USUAL: And this is a fair question.

I DON’T EVEN DISAGREE WITH HIM. AND I LIKE (SOME) CITIES:  The City is Killing America.

I’d say the blindness and provincialism of the urban upper classes is killing America, but it might be a case of potato potahto.

OH, THEY’RE LOSING CREDIBILITY AND POWER EVERY TIME. BUT THEY’RE DRUNK ON THEIR LOCKDOWN POWER ILLUSION. AND WON’T REALIZE WHAT THEY’VE DONE TILL IT’S ALL GONE.  I SUGGEST THEY LEARN TO CODE:  Media Runs Wild With VP of College Dems of Indiana’s Fake Texts With Rudy Giuliani.

RIGHT ON. LET MY PEOPLE GO:  Trump: Virus Is Real, We Cannot Keep This Country Closed.

HECK, I THINK A LOT OF SUBURBAN WOMEN LIE, TOO. I MEAN, NO ONE WANTS THEIR KIDS HARASSED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. BUT HOW MUCH IS THIS A MOVEMENT AND HOW MUCH POSITIONAL CHIC?  Suburban Women Narrative Is Strong, Some Women Are Stronger.

I think like the pussy hatters and occupier and all that, they’re mostly either paid or political morons, and not nearly as many as these puff pieces make them out to be.  Astroturf all the way down.

BIDEN IS A PROFICIENT AND EXPERIENCED LIAR:  Biden Lied, Hunter Raked In Cash From China.

IF THE MEDIA ACTUALLY COVERED THE LEFT, INSTEAD OF COVERING UP FOR THEM, THE FRAUD AND CORRUPTION TRAIN WOULD BE DONE:  Two Bidens and a Toobin: Could Trump have scripted these last two weeks any better?

DEFUND NPR NOW:  State-funded NPR refuses to cover Hunter Biden story, calling it a ‘waste of time’.

Mind you, screaming “Russia, Russia, Russia” for years was totes not a waste of time. Totes.

BIDEN BREAKS GODWIN’S LAW: Biden shocks debate viewers with bizarre Hitler reference.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden shocked viewers on Thursday with a bizarre reference to Adolf Hitler during the final presidential debate.

Trump said he has a civil “We’re not in a war, we have a good relationship,” Trump said of his relationship with North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un.

“Having a good relationship with leaders of other countries is a good thing,” Trump said.

Biden shot back, “That’s like saying we had a good relationship with Hitler before he in fact invaded Europe.”

Fact check: We did not have a good relationship with Hitler prior to WWII: The Transatlantic Duel: Hitler Vs. Roosevelt.

October 22, 2020

PANTS ON FIRE: Biden Says ‘My Son Has Not Made Money in… China.’

SEEN ON FACEBOOK:

The gerontocracy is bad, the kakistocracy is worse. Fauci blew the HIV response, and he’s still around to fuck up Covid-19.

HEH. VISITING ANGELS.

SAME.

SEEN ON FACEBOOK:

Don’t tell anyone, but all the BLM/Antifa folks you see? They’re all Proud Boys in disguise, doing Get-Out-The-Vote for Trump. Every single one. There is no BLM or Antifa. It’s all a Trump construct. False flags, motherfuckers!

FROM STEPHEN GREEN’S DRUNKBLOG:

Related:

Posting old videos of Biden is a double-whammy — it tells you he’s lying now, and it reminds you that he once could string several sentences together in a coherent fashion.

IN A NUTSHELL, WHY THE ESTABLISHMENT HATES TRUMP:

I wonder if they tried to nail Trump on foreign collusion, opening the door to this, because they couldn’t imagine that he wasn’t doing what they do.

JOE BIDEN KEEPS SAYING “DARK WINTER.” DARK WINTER WAS A BIOWARFARE EXERCISE. Is he suggesting that Covid-19 is a Chinese bioweapon?

LIVE: Drunkblogging the Final Trump-Biden Debate.

I love doing these things.

OPEN THREAD: Why? Because I like you.

OLD AND BUSTED: “The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself.”

The New Hotness? “We’re about to go into a dark winter,” declares Joe Biden during the debate.

SPACE STATON: Bipartisan group of lawmakers launches House Space Force Caucus.

DON’T ANSWER THE PHONE, MAN — EVEN IF IT’S ME CALLING: Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner told ‘don’t mention Joe’ in text message.

Classical reference in headline:

AS GLENN HAS BEEN SAYING SINCE CBS SANDBAGGED SARAH PALIN, BRING YOUR OWN CAMERA: Now We Know Why Trump Decided to Air the Leslie Stahl Interview Before ’60 Minutes.’

PAST PERFORMANCE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUTURE RESULTS:

● Shot: CNN: Online memes were a factor in drivers ‘attacking’ protesters in the street this summer.

Twitchy, today.

● Chaser: Reginald Denny on ‘Larry King Live,’ January 18, 1993.

—Transcript from January 18, 2000 rerun — on CNN.

● Hangover: Dear Protesters and/or Rioters: Get Out of the Damn Road. “This is personal to me because I know what it’s like to get hit by a car.”

—Jim Treacher at PJ Media, September 25th.

KIMBERLEY STRASSEL, WSJ: The Biden ‘Family Legacy:’ What we learned from the text messages of Hunter’s partner Tony Bobulinski.

Joe Biden has a problem, and his name is Hunter. Because the former vice president hasn’t had to answer any questions on this topic, that problem could soon become America’s.

That’s the reality now that a former business partner of Hunter Biden’s has come forward to provide the ugly details of the “family brand.” Tony Bobulinski, a Navy veteran and institutional investor, has provided the Journal emails and text messages associated with his time as CEO of Sinohawk Holdings, a venture between the Bidens and CEFC China Energy, a Shanghai-based conglomerate. That correspondence corroborates and expands on emails recently published by the New York Post, which says they come from a Hunter laptop. . . .

Joe Biden claims he has never discussed his son’s business. Yet a May 2017 “expectations” document shows Hunter receiving 20% of the equity in the venture and holding another 10% for “the big guy”—who Mr. Bobulinski attests is Joe Biden.

In one text, Hunter says that “my Chairman gave an emphatic NO” to a version of the deal. Mr. Walker, Hunter’s partner, explains in a text to Mr. Bobulinski that when Hunter “said his chairman he was talking about his dad.”

Mr. Bobulinski’s texts show he even met with Joe Biden. Mr. Gilliar reminds him in May 2017: “Don’t mention Joe being involved, it’s only when u are face to face, I know u know that but they are paranoid.” . . .

All of this is news. The press corps that is ignoring it spent four years writing about Donald Trump’s Moscow business. The correspondence meanwhile blows up Rep. Adam Schiff’s claim that the Hunter story is Russian “disinformation.” It raises real concerns about what security risks Hunter might pose for a Biden administration. And it raises questions about Joe Biden’s involvement.

NPR and the WaPo won’t cover it, though, because they’re too busy reporting on Biden’s plans for the White House sock drawers. And to be fair, pretty much everything they reported about Trump’s business was wrong.

I’M SURE IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BLM/ANTIFA RIOTS AND BLUE-STATE AUTHORITIES’ TOLERANCE THEREOF: Study links pandemic fears to gun sale surge in California.

ICYMI: The Unspeakable Corruption of Joe Biden.

DON’T GET COCKY: Rasmussen Says Trump Just Hit the ‘Holy Grail’ of Reelection Numbers.

JIM TREACHER: NPR: We’re Not Reporting on Hunter Biden ‘Cause We Don’t Wanna, So There.

Evergreen:


THIS IS MORE LIKE THE 21st CENTURY I WAS PROMISED: New images show NASA spacecraft’s historic landing and sample collection on asteroid.

Note: Link goes to CNN, which is likely prepared to doxx any engineers wearing shirts they deem to be inappropriate.

STOP THEM BEFORE THEY TALK AGAIN: The Last Presidential Debate, Please. Let’s scrap this format and get rid of the biased journalist moderators. My plea for a new approach in 2024.

REVIEW: The 2020 Alpina B7 Is the Best Thing BMW Makes. Which is funny, because BMW doesn’t really make it.

TROLL LEVEL: TRUMP. President Trump plans to bring Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski as guest to debate.

#JOURNALISM: Seen on Facebook:

UPDATE: A retired journalist friend texts: “Everybody’s got their political leanings. But there’s basic fairness. And then there’s the job. You’re a shark. There’s blood in the water. You’re supposed to start biting shit. Do these people have no self respect?”

No, they don’t. They’re lapdogs to Democrats, attack dogs for Democrats, and they take pride in their obedience to the party’s messaging apparat.

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