Open Thread

About that loss of the House…it might not have been as much a Democrat victory so much as a Democrat theft:

A new (California) state law allows third parties to pick up ballots and drop them off at polling locations on behalf of that person, a practice known as “ballot harvesting.”

In video footage that surfaced last month, a woman who identifies herself to a California resident as Lulu is seen knocking on someone’s door and offering to deliver their absentee ballot, but “only to, like, people who are supporting the Democratic Party.”

This is, to me, clearly legalized ballot box stuffing – there is no way to really know where the ballots came from…and as these votes flipped races days and weeks after election day, it is pretty obvious that Democrats just manufactured whatever votes were needed to win.

There is a chance the Democrats won the House fair and square (and I mean only a chance), but the padding of their victory seems to be to be the work of fraud – and in a lot of cases, fraud the Democrats have legalized. There is not much we can do about things like this – elections are controlled by the States and if a State is firmly under Democrat control, they’ll just do what they want. What I’d like is for Justice to investigate…while elections are controlled by the States, there are a host of federal laws against election fraud. Time to use them.

Bit of good news: this sort of thing only has a small chance of flipping the electoral college in 2020.

Its Aliens, I’m sure.

Seems the French might not be as in favor of Globalism as we’ve been lead to believe: massive riots against the French government. From what I’ve heard, even some of the police are indicating sympathy for the rioters. As for me, I happen to know that Louis XX is available, and it is way past time for France to correct the mistake of 1789.

Oldest and youngest Medal of Honor recipients meet. America still lives.

As the MSM lauds the late President Bush and uses him as a cudgel against Trump, always good to remember that the MSM despised Bush when he was alive.

Trump continues to win the Trade War with China. I told you he would – because all nations which trade with the US need our markets far more than we need theirs. That’s the thing – by putting up barriers to our products, all the foreigners do is make it a big nothing if we get into a tit for tat Trade War. Hopefully we’ll learn the lesson that all the leverage is ours. Now, to be sure, if we do get fair trade then, eventually, it’ll be a bad thing to have a Trade War…but only because that would risk our massively increased exports. That’s a problem I want us to have.

14 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Ryan Murphy December 3, 2018 / 5:48 am

    I find it near impossible to not believe that at least some portion of the close democrat house(and senate) wins nationwide were not fraudulent. Both because it beggars belief that they aren’t going to try to commit fraud whatever way possible everywhere like they successfully did in California and tried to in Florida and Georgia- at least some of that fraud had to have succeeded. And it’s quite statistically unlikely that all the close races just happen to magically move the democrats way on recounts et al.

    • Amazona December 3, 2018 / 1:35 pm

      There is a reason the Dems fight every effort to clean up the voting process. They fight purging voter registration rolls of dead people and people who have moved, they fight voter ID laws, they fight getting rid of the various schemes to improperly register people such as Motor Voter and street registrations, they fight efforts to curtail mail in ballots to those who have legitimate reasons to be unable to vote in person, they fight efforts to protect people in nursing homes and hospitals from having their votes made for them by Leftist advocates, they fight laws demanding that states formally record the number of votes cast before the final vote tally is in, they fight efforts to block the pattern of accepting votes that magically appear long after the counts are made, and they are frantic in their efforts to get rid of the Electoral College.

      Only a Dem-run state could have a Jungle Primary, where party is not considered and the top vote-getters are on the ballot, even if they are from the same party. It’s a variation on the Obama Tactic of just getting an opponent kicked off the ticket.

      Bringing down the hammer of Federal violations is long overdue.

      • M. Noonan December 3, 2018 / 7:36 pm

        Way overdue…and if we don’t do it, eventually the Democrats will steal enough power to completely remake America. They do it because they view that those who vote against them are stupid and so can’t really vote “correctly” and that if they weren’t stupid, they’d vote for the Democrats…so, nullifying their vote is actually in their best interest. I don’t think they really see where that leads…but I’m starting to get a bit “Spookish” about the future. I really don’t want a civil war, but the left seems determined to cause one.

  2. Retired Spook December 3, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Trump continues to win the Trade War with China. I told you he would – because all nations which trade with the US need our markets far more than we need theirs

    When I heard that we buy 5 times as much from China as they do from us, I knew that was a war we were going to win.

    • Amazona December 3, 2018 / 1:37 pm

      And now the Left is bleating that well, yeah, an agreement has been reached, and well, yeah, it means Trump is right and the US is winning, but it won’t last, because……Trump

      • M. Noonan December 3, 2018 / 7:42 pm

        I was reading some Tweets from Never Trumper Nichols today, and what oozes out of them is a hatred and contempt for, well, people like you: they really do despise those who do the useful work of civilization. They couch it in terms of love for the immigrant and the minority, but we know that is drivel…part of the reason the are importing foreigners is that black Americans simply won’t put up with their snobbish, upper class sh** any longer. I remember, years ago, a black lady friend of mine saying, “when they say ‘jobs Americans won’t do’, what they mean is ‘jobs black people won’t do for those garbage wages any more'”. There was a huge truth in that…our Ruling Class can’t get anyone to be their serfs, so they are importing people who are two to three generations from telling them to get stuffed. They had a choice: pay the market and treat their social inferiors (in their mind) better, or import new social inferiors. Guess what they chose?

        They don’t want a trade war not because it would be good, or bad – they just don’t want even the slightest lifeline thrown to the Americans (black, white, brown) whom they can’t rely on to be good, little servants.

      • Cluster December 4, 2018 / 9:17 am

        You’re 100% correct Mark ……

    • Amazona December 3, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Wow, Cappy, you must be almost peeing down your leg with glee. FINALLY, allegations of REPUBLICAN vote fraud! It’s about damned time!

      If a Republican has been involved in vote fraud he or she should suffer the same penalties that Dem fraudsters should have been paying. Sound fair enough for you? Or do you think the Left should continue to get away with it, while you heat up the tar and pluck some chickens to deal with that Wascawwy Wepublican?

      Fraud is fraud. Wrong is wrong. The difference between the Left and the Right is that we believe that, and you Libs want different rules for different party labels and political ideologies. Kinda like howling at the moon over Ivanka temporarily using her private email server while transitioning into minor official status, while excusing vastly experienced Hillary who had signed confidentiality and security agreements twice as First Lady and once as a Senator and again as new Secretary of State purposely trying to evade expected FOIA requests by setting up a server and using it to do business as one of the most important officials in the Obama administration. Kinda like that double standard.

      While I think voter fraud is a terrible crime against the very foundation of our society, and offenders should be punished, at the same time there is a little giggle at seeing Dem tactics used against them.

    • Cluster December 4, 2018 / 9:21 am

      Casper, what efforts are on going to remove Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court? How could good Democrats allow a serial rapist to remain seated on the Court? Yet I don’t see any concern amongst good progressives like you to protect RBG from Kavanaugh’s wandering hands. Shameful.

      • Amazona December 4, 2018 / 10:58 am

        Cluster, hush your mouth! There is more than enough virtue signaling in the Senate as it is, scouring old writings and opinions of judicial nominees in search of something—–ANYTHING—to find “offensive”.

        That is, of course, anything not tightly encapsulated in the bubble of Approved Thought, as defined and enforced by the Left.

        Once you have processed the gross journalistic sin of misidentifying the comments as “mocking multiculturalism” in its ardent and consistent pattern of Advocacy Journalism, read the “offensive” and “insensitive” comments by former nominee Ryan Bounds to see just how insane this has gotten. I found his comments to be mild, thoughtful and on target, and while I could see how some invested in the opposing points of view might not agree I could not see how they could melt down into puddles of anguish so deep that the man’s career had to be scuttled to appease them.

        Yet scuttled they are. Tim Scott, Virtue Signaler Extraordinaire, flaunting his new title as Conscience of the Senate, announced that he would not vote for Bounds because he had once written something “racially insensitive”, evidently blissfully unaware of the irony of taking this stand over writings making fun of hyper-sensitivity. Predictably, political whore Marco Rubio, who never passes up a chance to posture as Morally Superior as he sniffs around for the next opportunity to claim the Higher Moral Ground, jumped on the bandwagon, preening “Yeah, it’s me and the black guy, standing up for, well, for Thought Police”.

        I find this kind of institutionalized censorship of ideas and punishment for failure to comply to rigid and artificial standards of “acceptable” speech and thought absolutely terrifying.

      • Cluster December 4, 2018 / 11:37 am

        I find this kind of institutionalized censorship of ideas and punishment for failure to comply to rigid and artificial standards of “acceptable” speech and thought absolutely terrifying.

        Agree 100%. Not only is it an egregious violation of the First Amendment, it is how fascism begins. I have always liked the saying – “you have the right to be offended” …. I wake up everyday offended by third world immigrants who believe they have a right to this country, by progressives who care more about Honduran children than they do the children in Chicago, and by self entitled millennials who have no respect for the burden carried by those who came before them ….. yet I am still able to function as a productive citizen without the need for some federal bureaucrat to give me healthcare insurance, some hashtag movement reflecting my oppressed emotional needs, or any fear of some fringe white nationalist movement.

        I think that’s the difference between conservatives and progressives – we boldly and optimistically live our life and work everyday to better our lives and of those we care for regardless of the problems we confront. Progressives on the other are paralyzed by the problems and become emotionally distressed seeking who to blame, rather than accept human nature as it is ….. hence their desire for fascism.

    • M. Noonan December 4, 2018 / 1:06 pm

      Tell ya what, we’ll let you have that NC seat if the Dems give back the 25 or so they stole.

  3. Cluster December 4, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Here’s a statement …. or threat actually yesterday from that lovable Democrat Maxine Waters:

    “I have not forgotten you foreclosed on our houses. I have not forgotten that you undermined our community. I have not forgotten that you sold us those exotic products, had us sign on the line for junk and for mess we could not afford. …What am I going to do you? What I’m going to do you is fair, I’m going to do to you what you did to us!”

    Isn’t she sweet in all her virtue signaling glory? I will bet her mindless constituents have completely forgotten Ms. Waters position on this issue just 10 years ago:

    “Mr. Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and in particular at Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Frank Raines. Everything in the 1992 act has worked just fine. In fact, the GSEs have exceeded their housing goals. What we need to do today is to focus on the regulator, and this must be done in a manner so as not to impede their affordable housing mission, a mission that has seen innovation flourish from desktop underwriting to 100 percent loans.”

    Maxine was all for low income loans regardless of the buyers ability to pay. hmmmmmmm ……. this is the quality of representation Democrats send to DC. Sad

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