January 20, 2021

SO TIRED OF THIS NONSENSE:  Star Wars Virtue Signaling Gets Slammed.

NO, SERIOUSLY:  Reading Suicide Notes.

They’re like evil bug-aliens, wearing an Edgar suit.

DON’T LET THEM IN YOUR HEAD:  PsyOps In The War Against The Right.

AND THIS LATEST EDIT WILL NOT STAND:  Our American Story Is FREEDOM.

I WAS RELIABLY INFORMED MASKS AND LOCKDOWNS HAD DEFEATED THE VIRUS IN CHINA:  Chinese cities further tighten epidemic control measures amid COVID-19 resurgence.

You mean China lied to us? Un-possible!

January 19, 2021

OTHERS ARE NOTICING THAT THE MEDIA NARRATIVE DOESN’T FIT THE FACTS: Trump has a +3 approval rating in the new Rasmussen poll.

From the comments: “Few people believe that protesting against voting fraud is wrong.”

MY NEW YORK POST COLUMN: Gaining power hasn’t made the left any less insane. “One promise of the Biden campaign was that after the craziness of the Trump years, electing the ex-veep would return the country to normal. Instead, Democrats are doubling down on crazy.”

UPDATE: From the comments: “It was the Democrats who made the Trump years crazy, not Trump. Why would electing the crazies return the country to normal?”

I HAVE TO ADMIT, I WASN’T EXPECTING THIS:

Here’s her statement.

When your revolutionary program goes so far that The Squad objects . . .

IT’S LIKE THEY WANT A BANANA REPUBLIC:

But that’s just because they do.

UPDATE: Tucker Carlson: The Democratic Party is using the military of the United States as a political weapon.

For comparison, Lyndon Johnson sent a total of 13,600 federal troops and D.C. Army National Guardsmen to quell the race riots in Washington that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Those riots injured hundreds of people and killed at least 13. In 1864, as the Civil War raged on the other side of the Potomac and Americans died every day in large numbers on the battlefield, there were fewer federal troops protecting Washington, D.C., than there are right now.

But according to our leaders, the so-called “insurrection” of Jan. 6 was much worse than any of that. So in response, they have assembled the largest military presence in Washington in all of American history during peacetime.

And they’ve made clear that they don’t fully trust those troops. Which is both crazy and destructive for the nation.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF: Judge: Maxwell’s sex relationships with adults can be secret. “Testimony by Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend about her sexual experiences with consenting adults can remain secret when a transcript is released next week, a judge said Tuesday. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan pertained to a July 2016 deposition of Ghislaine Maxwell in a civil lawsuit brought by one of Maxwell’s accusers that has since been settled. . . . Lawyers for the 59-year-old British socialite had objected to the transcript being made public on the grounds that it could damage her chance at a fair trial on charges that she recruited three underage girls in the 1990s for Epstein. Preska said Maxwell’s lawyers had failed to show how the unsealing of the deposition transcript will jeopardize a trial that isn’t slated to begin until July or why publicity about the document cannot be overcome through a fair jury selection process. The judge also ordered the release in eight days of dozens of other documents sought by the Miami Herald.”

OPEN THREAD: The last Open Thread of Trump’s term. Use it well.

DR. RACHEL LEVINE, FAILING UP: “There is nothing inspiring about a record or a person like this. It should frighten and alarm you. Dr. Levine should never have been nominated and should have been fired as Pennsylvania’s health secretary months ago. Now it is time for Americans and the media to hold Senators accountable for the confirmation process and to watch their votes carefully.”

Read the whole thing.

HMM: Senate’s top Democrat, Republican seek path to guide 50-50 chamber. “Facing a 50-50 partisan split in the U.S. Senate, the chamber’s top Democrat and Republican discussed adopting a power-sharing deal similar to one struck two decades ago in similar circumstances, a Democratic spokesman said on Tuesday. Democrat Chuck Schumer, set to become majority leader on Wednesday thanks to incoming Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, told the chamber’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, that he favored adopting a deal along the lines of the 2001 arrangement “without extraneous changes from either side,” a Schumer spokesman said. Recognizing that the vice president could not be a constant presence in the chamber, the 2001 agreement split committee memberships evenly and mandated that both leaders seek to attain an equal balance of the two parties’ interests when scheduling and debating legislative and executive business.”

McConnell’s holding out to preserve the filibuster.

SPACE: Policy directive on GPS issued in closing days of Trump administration. “Space Policy Directive-7 highlights the United States’ ever growing dependence on space-based positioning, navigation and timing. It suggests government and commercial organizations should have access to backup PNT technologies as GPS signals are likely to be disrupted. SPD-7 repeats many of the points and recommendations made by Trump in a February 2020 executive order.”

CANDLE IN THE WIND: The Biden inaugural committee has encouraged all Americans to participate Tuesday by lighting a candle in their windows.

No word yet if the Biden inaugural committee has issued any instructions regarding the type of candle their supporters should choose. Best to avoid this one: Gwyneth Paltrow’s Vagina Candle Reportedly Exploded, Starting an “Inferno” in a Woman’s Living Room.

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF SCIENCE: Money matters to happiness—perhaps more than previously thought.

RASMUSSEN DAILY TRACKING POLL: 51% of likely voters approve of President Trump; 48% disapprove. I guess this is the last one of these for Trump, and it bears no resemblance whatsoever to the way he’s being portrayed as a pariah in the press.

A LITTLE MORE FROM THAT STACY MCCAIN PIECE I LINKED EARLIER:

What we are actually confronting is the boomerang effect of political paranoia. Democrats began flinging around this weapon during the Clinton years, when Hillary claimed that her husband’s sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky was actually a plot by a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” The American Spectator played an instrumental role in that saga and was subsequently targeted by the IRS. Just a coincidence, I’m sure. Democratic paranoia further escalated after the 2000 election recount fiasco in Florida, and many Democrats also claimed that George W. Bush somehow defrauded John Kerry in the 2004 election.

Over the years, Democrats used a series of demonized bogeymen to inspire fear and loathing among their grassroots “base.” During the Clinton presidency, the chief bogeymen were the Religious Right and Richard Mellon Scaife. Once Bush was elected, liberals decided chose as their new bogeymen White House adviser Karl Rove and war-mongering “neonconservatives,” the latter term being a liberal code word for Jews. Any researcher concerned about anti-Semitism in America would do well to examine how leftists exploited the “neoconservative” conspiracy theory to demonize Jewish Republicans during the Bush era. What’s remarkable is how swiftly Democrats can switch targets, choosing a new bogeyman to replace the old one almost instantaneously. A few months into the Bush administration, the much-demonized Scaife was utterly forgotten, and the Bible-thumpers of the Religious Right faded into the background, while liberals ranted on cable TV about those treacherous neocons!

Now, 12 years after the end of the Bush era, this seems like ancient history, but the point is that Democrats must always have a right-wing enemy with which to frighten their grassroots constituency. During the Obama years, the enemy was first Sarah Palin — remember when Joe McGinniss moved in next door to her place in Wasilla? — and then it was Andrew Breitbart for a while. By 2010, however, Democrats and their media allies had decided that the Tea Party was the real enemy, which in turn led to the Koch brothers becoming the scary bogeymen. Charles and David Koch had long supported libertarian causes, without provoking any great controversy, until their sponsorship of the Tea Party movement made them a Dangerous Extremist Menace.

In November 2011, I saw first-hand consequences of the Left’s demonization of the Koch brothers, when a mob of “Occupy” protesters stormed a D.C. event hosted by Americans for Prosperity where one of the Koch brothers was in attendance. Another reporter and I found ourselves trapped between the mob and the glass front doors of the building, with one D.C. cop to protect us from hundreds of angry “Occupy” maniacs (see “The Mob Who Came to Dinner,” Nov. 7, 2011). Trust me when I say, no Democrat in Congress had more reason to fear the unruly mob of Trump supporters at the Capitol than we had to fear that screaming scrum of deranged “Occupy” protesters in 2011.

All that Democrats and their allies have done over the years to foster a climate of hatred and paranoia in America has conveniently been forgotten by the media in the two months since the last election. We are not supposed to compare the riot at the Capitol two weeks ago to the riots that wrecked several major U.S. cities last summer. The media worked overtime to convince Americans that George Floyd’s fentanyl overdose was a “murder” by racist police. Anyone who doubted that narrative was labeled a “white supremacist” — facts are now hate, according to our media overlords — and this same label has since been used to smear all Trump supporters as complicit in what CNN viewers are told was a right-wing terrorist attack on the Capitol. More than 100 participants in that riot are now facing federal charges, and at least one Trump supporter has committed suicide after he was “doxed” by left-wing activists trying to get him fired from his job as a bank executive.

Read the whole thing.

NO, AND IT’S NOT MEANT TO BE: Mike Pompeo attacks multiculturalism, saying it is “not who America is.”

SHOCKING NEWS FROM THE WORLD OF MEDICINE: Panel finds world not prepared for COVID-19; China, WHO acted too slowly.

Flashback: Time to put China on lockdown for its dishonesty amid coronavirus crisis. “China’s response was inept, dishonest and utterly inconsiderate of the world. We need to teach the Chinese government a lesson.”

WATCH: Trump Says He Prays for Joe Biden in Farewell Address.

HISTORY: U.S. PRESIDENTS AND THEIR WARS.

Weird how the “peace movement” never came out in support of President Trump, huh?

VOTERS SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF WHAT THE BIDEN ERA IS LIKELY TO BE LIKE: Consumer Spending Update: Economic Confidence Continues Post-Election Decline.

JOHN EASTMAN: Setting The Record Straight on What POTUS Asked Pence For. “Vice President Pence was not asked to reject electoral votes.”

CAN’T HARDLY WAIT: Are Pelosi and Hillary Clinton Laying the Groundwork for a New War on Terror?

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): You spelled “war on Republicans” wrong.

PAULA BOLYARD: Help Us Take on Joe Biden and His Crew of Radical Leftists.

REVOLUTIONARY TECH: How the AR-15 Changed the Firearms World.

STEVEN MALANGA: Crime and Diminishment. If crime keeps rising and the social order distintegrates, New York City’s 30-year economic miracle will likely go with it.

MATT MARGOLIS: Biden Cannot Legally Get Us Back Into the Paris Climate Accords; Here’s Why.

SILICON VALLEY 1.0 HAS BECOME A DISAPPOINTMENT: Creating Silicon Valley 2.0.

GOOD THAT IT HAPPENED TODAY, BECAUSE THE NEXT ADMINISTRATION CERTAINLY WOULDN’T WANT TO OFFEND ITS CHINESE SUPPORTERS. United States Becomes First Country in World to Declare China’s Uighur Treatment Genocide.

Plus, support from Mitt Romney: “Reports indicate that the Chinese government is sponsoring forced labor camps for its Uyghur people in support of nearly 100 global brands, including Nike, Apple, Samsung, Volkswagen, and Huawei. This is absolutely horrifying. Protecting human rights is far more important than protecting profit. The world—including business leaders—cannot turn a blind eye toward the Chinese Communist Party’s treatment of Uyghurs.”

AS LONG AS THEY AREN’T SAYING “REDRUM” I’M OKAY. Scientists Are Figuring Out Why Some People Can ‘Hear’ The Voices of The Dead.

SO THE PRESS AND THE DEMOCRATS — BUT I REPEAT MYSELF — ARE HYPING THE CAPITOL INVASION AS A POLITICAL GAME-CHANGER. But then we see that Biden is only one point more popular than Trump in the latest NBC poll. And then there’s this: Trump Set To Leave Office With A Higher Approval Rating Than George W. Bush.

And it’s not even close: “President Donald Trump is leaving office with a higher approval rating and the Republican Party on better footing than after President George W. Bush exited the office in 2009, when the younger Bush saw historically low ratings. According to RealClearPolitics’ aggregate of polls, Trump is moving out of the White House with a nearly 40 percent approval rating overall. Bush enjoyed just under 30 percent of Americans on his side at this same point in his presidency.”

It’s time to see this media bulldozing operation for what it is, and to push back hard on the lie that everything is somehow different now.

QUESTION ASKED AND ANSWERED:

● Shot: A Day of Hypocrisy. How soon will Democrats cancel Martin Luther King Jr. for calling for a color-blind America?

—Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Magazine, today.

● Chaser: “Multiracial whiteness promises Latino Trump supporters freedom from the politics of diversity and recognition. For voters who see the very act of acknowledging one’s racial identity as itself racist, the politics of multiracial whiteness reinforces their desired approach to color-blind individualism.”

“To Understand Trump’s support, we must think in terms of multiracial Whiteness,” Cristina Beltrán in the Washington Post, Friday.

NOW IF PEOPLE WILL JUST START FLYING: Europe, Canada move to put Boeing 737 Max back in air.

ARBEIT MACHT GESUND: Germany To Hold Quarantine Breakers In Refugee Camps And ‘Detention Centers.’

ROD DREHER: Reality Vs. Pseudo-Realities.

This is what so many of us on the normie Right failed to grasp about QAnon’s pervasiveness among our side. This is also what the Left is failing to perceive about Wokeness. [James] Lindsay goes on:

[T]he pseudo-reality is always constructed such that it structurally advantages those who accept it over those who do not, frequently by overt double standards and through moral-linguistic traps. Double standards in this regard will always favor those who accept pseudo-reality as reality and will always disfavor those who seek the truth. … [M]any normal people will fail to realize the pseudo-reality is false because they cannot see outside of the frame of normality that they charitably extend to all people, whether normal or not.

You can see that play out in a crude way in the exchange between [ESPN/The Atlantic’s Jemele] Hill and her interlocutor.

Lindsay says that liberalism — by which he means classical liberalism — has a bias against pseudo-reality because it contains within it the means to test propositions and reject them. Ideologies based on pseudo-reality — QAnon, Wokeness — depend on capturing powerful, intelligent people, who use their power and intelligence to compel the masses to believe pseudo-real claims. Lindsay:

The trend toward puritan-style pietism, authoritarianism, and eventually totalitarianism in application of this paramorality is a virtual certainty of acceptance of an ideological pseudo-reality, and these abuses will be visited not only on every participant in the constructed fictional reality but also to everyone who can be found or placed within its shadow (which can come to include entire nations or peoples or, in fact, everyone, even those who reject it). Again, this is the true alchemy of the pseudo-realist program; it transforms normal, moral people into immoral agents who must perpetrate evil to feel good and perceive as evil those who do good.

Lindsay explains that fellow travelers in cult ideologies end up thinking that the non-cultists are the crazy ones who have to be suppressed. “This represents a complete reversal of sanity, and the conversion of normal to ideologically psychopathic is, by that point, complete,” writes Lindsay. “These people, as many have learned the hard way throughout history, are the otherwise good people who are capable of perpetrating genocides.”

Read the whole thing, and then check out Jim Geraghty: Why QAnon Conspiracy Theories Can’t Be Ignored.

Exit quote from Geraghty: “Sooner or later, Congress is going to contemplate passing some sort of legislation that will be deeply divisive and controversial. Will the next group of angry extremists decide that the best way to stop Congress from passing legislation they oppose it to gather thousands and attack the Capitol building?”

ANTI-AGING NEWS: Inhibiting KGA-dependent glutaminolysis in mice found to eliminate senescent cells.

READER BOOK PLUG: From Brad Lena, What Almost Dying Taught Me About Really Living.

WEIRD, IT’S LIKE GENDER ROLES ARE SOMETHING REAL: During lockdowns, women took on most of burden of childcare. Note that caring for one’s own children is always characterized as a “burden” in news stories.

THE COST OF SUBSIDIES: Iran’s Rolling Blackouts & Thick Smog Blamed On ‘Illegal’ Bitcoin Mining. “Amid crippling US-led sanctions on Iran and a continually weakened currency, enterprising young Iranians are taking advantage of the country’s cheap electricity to mine Bitcoin, however, it’s coming at a huge cost to fellow citizens as the immense power-sucking process of mining the cryptocurrency has contributed to a national electricity shortage and rolling blackouts.”

NOT THEIR PILLOW ANYMORE:  “My Pillow CEO says Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s to stop selling his products.”

21st CENTURY HEADLINES: Biden Taps Transgender Health Official With Horrifying COVID-19 Nursing Home Record.

COOL. NOW DO TWITTER AND FACEBOOK: Apple sued for not removing Telegram from App Store over violent content and hate groups.

CHANGE: U.S. Military Says Its Troop Removal From Somalia Is Complete.

ROGER SIMON: ‘Hell, No, We Won’t Go!’ — to the Inauguration.

Sorry to recapitulate my column of the other day—“Suppose They Held an Inauguration and Nobody Came?”—but recent events have made it even more necessary.

On the level of opéra bouffe farce, leading those events was a panic set off in the Capitol Jan. 18 that turned out to have been caused by a small fire at a homeless encampment outside a Whole Foods.

What more perfect symbolic image for America 2021!

How could Congress have missed it when they had as their speaker one of the great resident experts on the subject, Ms. Pelosi, whose own district probably has more homeless per capita than anywhere in the nation?

But this is only one small reason we should ignore the inauguration or, as we used to say in the sixties, “Hell, no, we won’t go!”

When I say ignore, I mean totally shut the event out. Pay no attention to it. Do not watch it or listen to it. Not a single word.

Pretend it’s not happening and do almost anything else. It’s a work day anyway. Do your work. And if you’re retired, read a book. Brush up on your Shakespeare.

When images appear, let them show no one there but thousands of National Guard troops—put there as a charade in the first place—with bored expressions on their faces, wondering when they will finally be able to go home and watch football reruns.

Resist the temptation to view the tedious rehashes of the banal speeches that will appear that night. You won’t have missed a thing.

When the ratings are published, let them be lower than an infomercial for the latest egg slicer.

This, of course, means no demonstrations of any kind, not in Washington and not in the state capitals.

Do not be like those gulled nincompoops that allowed themselves to be led by Antifa and BLM into the Capitol, only to become the subject of endless propaganda.

In other words, if you’re tempted, grow up. Remember the old saw: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Related: “Nothing says ‘normal, legitimate election’ like a swearing-in behind 12 feet of razor wire and 25,000 troops that you’re not sure you can trust.”

UNTRUSTWORTHY: RealClearInvestigations: Will the Tech ‘Wokeforce’ Be With Us If We Go to War?

DON’T TRUST CHINA. CHINA IS ASSHOLE. Chinese Coal Output has Risen to 2015 Levels, Undermining Climate Pledges.

BATTLESWARM BLOG: ‘How I Switched From Never-Trump To Never-Biden.’ “It’s the story of why a hardcore anti-Trumper switched to being anti-Biden. The hook is that the writer is an ex-cocaine addict, and thus has an ideal vantage to talk about what the media is hiding from us about Hunter Biden.”

PARTY OF SCIENCE: Biden Taps Transgender Health Official With Horrifying COVID-19 Nursing Home Record.

HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, INSTITUTIONAL RACISM EDITION: UCLA mental health official identifies one of his biggest challenges: straight white males; Doesn’t mention challenges of black and brown males.

VODKAPUNDIT PRESENTS YOUR DAILY INSANITY WRAP: NBC News Hack Says MAGA Terrorists More Dangerous Than al Qaeda.

Insanity Wrap needs to know: When is 3,000 dead in an attack committed by a well-funded, international terror organization less dangerous than a one-time riot that might have been partly instigated by leftists?

Answer: Never. But you knew that.

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

  • Katie Couric wants to reprogram you
  • Antifa prepares to throw “pro-Trump” riots
  • Lefties suddenly denying that the intern-grooming Lincoln Porject founder is one of their own

Bonus Sanity: That’s a man, baby.

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

IT WAS A RIGGED “INVESTIGATION,” ALL ALONG. FBI Agent Quit Crossfire Hurricane Team After His Effort To Validate Christopher Steele Was Shut Down.

DECOUPLING: Trump administration reportedly restricts Huawei’s US suppliers.

ANALYSIS: TRUE. VIDEO: Students say Big Tech is too powerful.

INSURRECTIONISTS: Celebs URGED Electoral College Members to Vote Against Trump in 2016.

HILLARY CLINTON SUGGESTS VLADIMIR PUTIN IS BEHIND “THE DAY INSURGENTS INVADED OUR CAPITOL.” Consider this your daily you-aren’t-the-crazy-one reminder. I thought we needed to clamp down on free speech to stop these damaging conspiracy theories!

Admittedly, if she’s right, that would be awful, but it also means we might as well surrender now because it’s over and we lost.

PUNCH BACK TWICE AS HARD: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lays into Twitter after lockout for election fraud claims. “Without debate of ideas, opinions, and arguing truth, Twitter and similar police state platforms will eventually lose.”

INDEED: Our Mail-in Elective Dictator: The surge in mail-in voting is a sea change for American democracy regardless of whether widespread fraud occurred. “Prior to the Trump era, America was already an Attention Deficit Democracy where citizens’ ignorance and apathy often entitled politicians to do as they damn well please. But changes in voting procedures last year catapulted our political system downward.”

KRUISER’S MORNING BRIEF: Trump’s Last Full Day—What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been. “From a personal perspective, I’ll tell you what I said on my podcast that will be posted later today: the overwhelming relief of not having to endure a Hillary Clinton presidency is something that I have been grateful for every day since Trump took the oath of office. It’s also made it all worth it. This great nation really dodged a bullet when Trump stunned the world and banished Granny Maojackets to Chappaqua to spend her days cracking open boxes of Franzia and pulling the wings off of flies.”

THEY REALLY MAKE IT PRETTY OBVIOUS WHAT THEY WANT: Liberal Media Scream: Call to silence conservatives and kick OANN and Newsmax off air.

WHY MLK TODAY WOULD BE A MAN OF THE RIGHT: Re-reading Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 makes it crystal clear there was no room in his vision for the poisonous hate of Critical Race Theory. In fact, had he lived to the present day, I am convinced King would be the sort of American who reads Instapundit!

COLLUSION: China Ties Raise Questions for Biden’s Pick for Top Defense Post.

AFGHANISTAN: The Intractable Problem. This is the latest StrategyTalk podcast. If you prefer the MP3 download, visit this webpage. If you like the podcast and want to support it, please subscribe to the YouTube channel. StrategyPage’s webmaster says the podcast needs another 100 or so subscribers.

WE REALLY COULD HAVE USED FOUR MORE YEARS OF THIS: In Final Days, Trump Pushes the Military to Use Small Nuclear Reactors.

WITH BIDEN COMING IN, IT’S TIME TO START WALKING BACK THE COVID FEAR: The Future of the Coronavirus? An Annoying Childhood Infection.

THE ECONOMIC REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT: Chapter 8: Exploring New Frontiers in Space Policy and Property Rights.

Here’s a nice summary by Marcia Smith.

JIM MEIGS: Hardening Our Voting System.

In fact, our electoral system is not as secure as it should be. Not surprisingly, citizens on both sides seem to trust it only when their party wins. Four years ago, of course, it was Democrats who claimed that the presidential election was “hacked,” and some, including the losing candidate herself, never stopped calling Trump’s presidency illegitimate. According to a 2020 Gallup poll, deep distrust in our electoral system goes back many years, though never before has it led to the kind of frightening violence we saw in Washington earlier this month.

Unfortunately, concerns about election security tend to be downplayed by whichever political party has won the most recent contest. That’s a mistake.

It’s not enough for a voting system to be fair. It needs to be seen as fair by everyone — the losers as well as the winners.

LEARN!  How To Resist.

JACK SHAFER: HEY, THE CAPITOL RIOTERS AREN’T ACTUALLY A BUNCH OF LOSERS, BUT SOLID CITIZENS. We Mock the Rioters as Ignorant Buffoons at Our Peril: Many of them looked an awful lot like our community leaders and that will make repairing the damage much harder.

Our political class — and that very much includes the folks at Politico — needs to have one of those “why do they hate us?” moments that are reserved for attacks by foreigners. Shafer’s piece isn’t great, though I appreciate the slam at Caitlin Flanagan’s lazy take. But it counts as brave by the sorry standards of today’s political journalism.

YOU CAN TALK, BUT THEY WON’T LISTEN:  How To Talk to Someone Who Wants To Put You In A Gulag.

LOOK, THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE:  A Severely Compromised Senator Mark Warner is About To Become Chairman of The Senate Intelligence Committee.

Is that they’re always wrong. Always. which is good, because they’re going to try to kill us. They’re so far buried in dirt that they hate anyone who doesn’t live in mud.

ALL OF US:  Cold Sweat.

THERE ARE NO MASSES OF QANON: Washington Post Pushes Extreme Fear Porn Claiming Super Secret FBI Report of Mass QAnon Hordes Planning to Invade Washington DC.

I say again: The FBI needs to pulled apart, root branch and trunk.  There need to be trials of traitors and those in the pay of foreign entities.  The final battle with communism/fascism always had to be here. That’s just good plotting. The problem is, we don’t know if this has a happy ending.

THEY ARE DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS?   How to spot a liar, according to science.

Oh, oh, oh. And their lips are moving.

ALL OF THEIR IDEAS ARE HORRIBLE: Raising The Minimum Wage Is A Horrid Idea.

I think it’s on purpose.

THEY’RE DRINKING THEIR OWN INK, AGAIN:  Propaganda Machine Goes On Five Day Rampage.

THEY’RE IRREDEEMABLE RACISTS:  Steve Cohen Warns About White National Guard in DC.

IT TURNS OUT HIS TRAGIC FATAL FLAW WAS NAIVETE:  The Greatest Accomplishment Of Donald Trump.

AND A HEARTY GOOD LUCK TO THEM:  Democrat House Already Planning Gun Control Bills.

Say, anyone have a pronunciation guide to Molon Labe?

THIS IS NOT THE BEHAVIOR OF PEOPLE WHO WON:  Leftists successfully persecuting those who questioned election results, aiming to destroy careers.

WHO CARES ABOUT CANADA? MOSTLY HE’S TRYING TO DESTROY US:  Biden set to cancel Keystone XL pipeline and right out the gate enrages Canada.

THOUGH THE TRUTH COUNT FOR NOTHING, WE MUST TELL IT, NONETHELESS: Here’s what really happened before the incursion into the Capitol.

AND ONLY WE CAN TAKE IT OUT:  Fascism is Back.

SHOCKED, SHOCKED, SHOCKED:  Surprise! Chinese Coal Output has Risen to 2015 Levels, Undermining Climate Pledges.

January 18, 2021

FOREIGN RELATIONS ALREADY SUFFERING FROM BIDEN’S GO-IT-ALONE FOREIGN POLICY: Biden’s reported plans to kill Keystone XL pipeline alarm Canadian officials.

ICYMI: Chinese step up attempts to influence Biden team – US official. I doubt it’s been much of a challenge.

THIS IS NORMAL: FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack. “U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.”

This is what happens when you define half the population as enemies of the state.

And nothing says “normal, legitimate election” like a swearing-in behind 12 feet of razor wire and 25,000 troops that you’re not sure you can trust.

UPDATE: Related:

But is it all for show?

If so, I’m not sure this is sending the signal they think.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Blowback:

Plus, Steve Cohen brings the crazy:

Biden’s pitch was that he’d restore normalcy, but America has never looked more like a banana republic.

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