Trump is Rolling

How are things going? Who can really know, right? But yesterday morning I was sitting there for a moment and it rolled into my head that in the previous 72 hours, things had shifted heavily in Trump’s direction. And so I Tweeted just that:

Does it feel like momentum massively shifted to Trump in the past 72 hours? Because to me it feels like it has.

As of this moment, that Tweet – from my small account – has 3,038 likes and 538 Retweets. I’ve never had anything with that kind of activity before. It doesn’t have a hashtag to increase visibility; it isn’t in response to a big account; it hasn’t been Retweeted by any of the bigs. More than 75,000 people have seen it at this point.

Without the slightest doubt, Hunter Biden was running a pay-for-play scam: and with the knowledge and cooperation of his father, Joe Biden. In return for money to Hunter (some of which was apparently kicked back to Joe), Joe Biden would do things for people. But here’s the thing: this is common as mud. They’re all doing this, to one degree or another. Joe’s problem is that Hunter is a drug addict and so does enormously stupid things like forget his laptop. In additional stupidity, Hunter has pictures taken of himself passed out in the tub and then uploaded it to the laptop, along with other salacious pictures. Hunter is a moron. How bad is this? The DNC/MSM combine is running with the assertion that the whole thing was made up by the Russians to frame Hunter. The hole in the theory is that Joe and Hunter can’t explicitly deny what’s on the laptop because it is obviously Hunter’s. I would have loved to been on the phone call between Joe’s handlers and Hunter on Friday:

“Ok, Hunter, tell us: on a scale of 1 to Hillary tucking you in tonight, what’s on that laptop?”

Keep in mind that the FBI had Hunter’s laptop in December of 2019. That is before President Trump was impeached for essentially pointing out the corruption involving the Biden family. The FBI had this and kept it under wraps…lest it mess with the DNC/MSM Narrative. The FBI has to go. No, I don’t think most agents are straight shooters: if there was a single straight shooter in the FBI, this would have been leaked.

If Biden wins, then the people are ratifying all of this. They are approving of rank corruption and the deliberate cover up of same by the MSM and our law enforcement institutions. It will mean that the American people have decided that they prefer a lawless Ruling Class telling them when to wear a mask to liberty. So be it, if it comes out that way. But, I really do think the shift is on: and that Trump is rolling now (I’m mostly encouraged by early voting data in Texas and Michigan: and the fact that they are sending St. Obama to Philly to try and literally scare up black votes for Biden).

Europe is getting hit with another ‘Rona wave. But Sweden isn’t. Sweden didn’t lock down. Sweden seems to be pretty much over it. And for the past 50 years our Democrats have told us to be more like Sweden…but all of a sudden, Sweden don’t exist. Because it was the Swedes who reacted to the ‘Rona like normal people. The complete incompetence of most of the Global Ruling Class has been exposed during this time: they don’t know what the heck they are doing and when they make a decision, it makes it worse.

Islamist terrorism is less on our radar of late, mostly because of Trump’s successes against it, but it’s still out there. The most recent outrage was a French teacher being decapitated and our global MSM swung into action: blaming the teacher.

93 thoughts on “Trump is Rolling

  1. Retired Spook October 18, 2020 / 2:56 pm

    The complete incompetence of most of the Global Ruling Class has been exposed during this time: they don’t know what the heck they are doing and when they make a decision, it makes it worse.

    I’m not sure at least some of what they’re doing isn’t by design. What better way to destroy capitalism than lock down and put thousands of small businesses out of business?

    • Amazona October 18, 2020 / 3:58 pm

      Of course it’s by design, just as the incessant drumbeat of “racism” is by design, just as we can see the manipulation of the Left throughout pretty much everything that is going on these days.

    • M. Noonan October 18, 2020 / 9:26 pm

      They certainly took advantage of it! The last thing they want is people to be able to live independently of corporate or government bureaucracies.

  2. Amazona October 18, 2020 / 3:35 pm

    The left’s descent into malevolent and feigned ignorance on the topic of judicial originalism took another plunge downward into the abyss on Friday with the publication of Jamelle Bouie’s latest column for the New York Times, entitled “Which Constitution Is Amy Coney Barrett Talking About?” in which he asserts, as if it were a fact, “… the Constitution of 1787 established a white republic in which the right to property meant the right to total domination of other human beings,”

    This is such an outrageous lie it is hard to imagine anyone taking it seriously. What kind of sick mind can read our history, study the discussions of the Founders as they constructed our Constitution, and come up with this kind of twisted and ugly perception of it?

    But the Times publishes it, in its continuing efforts to destroy the nation by undermining its very foundation, and it will not be challenged.

    This toxic tool of the rabid Left, Jamelle Bouie, claims that the Constitution was replaced after the Civil War. In other words, the NYT column is an example of proud ignorance based on racism and stupidity. He doesn’t say what HAPPENED to the original Constitution, after it was supposedly supplanted by a new and different one, which is an acknowledgment in its own way that the amendments he cites were, in fact, not replacements for the original Constitution but mere additions to it.

    I can’t think of an amendment that subtracted anything from the original document—correct me if I am wrong. My admittedly less than total knowledge of every single amendment is open to correction. But I think the amendments merely add to or extend elements of the original Constitution. For example, while the 15th Amendment prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude, this does not remove from the original Constitution any such denial. It, like the 10th Amendment, seems to provide a belt-and-suspenders approach to the law—–the law doesn’t say something can’t be done, so the amendment clarifies it beyond the level of omission.

    But when a rabid Leftist and racist runs the Constitution through his filters and applies his preferred agenda and outcome, what he gets is what is so accurately referred to here as “malevolent” and “ignorant”.

    • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 3:08 am

      “I can’t think of an amendment that subtracted anything from the original document—correct me if I am wrong.”

      Man, for somebody whose whole kindergarten philosophy is “Constitution R Good” you pretty much have no idea what it said or says, do you?

      Like, by the 12th Amendment, passed in 1804, they had replaced part of Article 2 (specifically, the Vice President was originally whoever got the second most votes in the Electoral College).

      More pertinently, the original text restricted voting to landowning white males (which is the thing Bouie was talking about that seems to have utterly perplexed you). The 15th Amendment is pretty much a direct removal of two of those three restrictions, and the 19th the last of the three.

      “But when a rabid Leftist and racist runs the Constitution through his filters and applies his preferred agenda and outcome, what he gets is what is so accurately referred to here as “malevolent” and “ignorant”.”

      The Constitution really isn’t that long. You should try reading it before you start calling people ignorant.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:49 am

        My oh my, travesty, you really got your back up on this, didn’t you?

        FYI—-an amendment is a change. Therefore the wording of the 12th Amendment changed—-amended—the terms of electing the Vice President. Hint: That’s why it is called the 12th Amendment It didn’t just carve out the terms for electing the Vice President, it amended those terms. I said “I can’t think of an amendment that subtracted anything from the original document” That is not the same as changing, or amending, something.

        And will you please cite the part of the Constitution that limits voting to people of any specific color? Black people of that time not only owned property, they owned slaves. Were black property owners banned from voting? You claim, with your usual arrogance, “the original text restricted voting to landowning white males”. Yet there is not a word in the Constitution saying women could not vote or that only white males could vote. The 15th and 19th Amendments ADDED to the context of the law, but did not subtract any element of the existing law. if you have proof I am wrong, produce it. Merely snarling a claim that I am wrong won’t do it.

        Get a grip, travesty. You are quite deeply emotionally involved in the pattern of thought that meets your emotional needs, but that does not mean this pattern of thought is related very much to reality. It just makes you feel better. What I find interesting, in an analytical way, is that people like you need to have ideas that are hostile and hateful to feel better.

  3. Amazona October 18, 2020 / 4:07 pm

    The truth is: we are not voting for a president over the next four years in November. We are voting for America, whether we want to admit it or not.

    This is the message lost in, buried by and covered up thanks to the focus on Identity Politics.

    If the Right had half a brain (and we know by now it doesn’t) it would have been sending this message out for weeks or even months. It would be blasting it now in endlessly repeating 10-seond TV ads and flooding social media. That is, that voting based on personality is not only trivializing the most important civil activity any of us is ever likely to engage in, it doesn’t make sense—we have to look at the political system and structure represented by each candidate.

    It would be so easy. But we don’t do it.

    It would be so easy to show the various episodes of the Left trying to shut down free speech through violence and intimidation and say to the American public “This is exactly what you get from the Left: forcible acceptance of what its elites have decided you need to believe.” Show examples of universities shutting down free speech with the same basic message: “This is what the Left does: It silences its opposition by punishing those who do not agree”.

    But no—the GOP, including President Trump, still relies on the same tired old Identity Politics template–“Me good, him bad, vote for me”.

    • Retired Spook October 18, 2020 / 4:36 pm

      It would be so easy to show the various episodes of the Left trying to shut down free speech through violence and intimidation and say to the American public “This is exactly what you get from the Left: forcible acceptance of what its elites have decided you need to believe.”

      You mean like this?

      There’s a new T-shirt that expresses what many of us old farts are beginning to feel WRT the youngsters who are fomenting violence all over the country.

      • Amazona October 18, 2020 / 10:59 pm

        That’s a good one but personally I relate more to the one that says “Underestimate me. That should be fun.”

  4. tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 3:46 am

    “Without the slightest doubt, Hunter Biden was running a pay-for-play scam: and with the knowledge and cooperation of his father, Joe Biden.”

    Hunter Biden was definitely selling people the idea that he could get people access to his dad. Unfortunately for you guys, there’s not actually any indication that Joe was actually for sale.

    Let’s take the “smoking gun” that the Post so helpfully lead with. The allegation is something like:

    1.) Burisma is under investigation, by a department overseen by Viktor Shokin
    2.) There is an email saying that one of Hunter’s Burisma buddies got to meet Joe
    3.) Viktor Shokin got fired from his position

    Obvious corruption! The only problem is that we know a lot more about the timeline than that. It actually looks something like:

    1.) Viktor Pshonka (the previous Prosecutor-General in Ukraine) opens an investigation into Burisma, in 2012
    2.) Hunter Biden joins Burisma in 2014
    3.) Viktor Shokin replaces Viktor Pshonka
    4.) Viktor Shokin buries the Burisma investigation, and it pretty much stops moving
    5.) The IMF, EU, and the US State Department all pressure Ukraine to clean up their corruption and get rid of Shokin
    6.) The Hunter Biden email
    7.) A bunch of Senators (Including specifically Ron Johnson!) send Ukrainian President Poroshenko a letter telling him that he needs to clean up the corruption
    8.) 4 days later, Viktor Shokin gets fired from his position.

    In summary, after the alleged meeting with Burisma guy, Joe Biden pressured Poroshenko to fire Shokin specifically because he -wasn’t- investigation Burisma and its ilk, and we have piles and piles of contemporaneous public evidence of it.

    This whole affair has to be shuffled through the New York Post and be incredibly vague specifically because anything more than superficial examination and the whole story falls apart. That’s why it went to Rupert Murdoch owned NYPost instead of Rupert Murdoch owned Fox News first: if Fox News gets the story directly, they are on the hook when it turns out that the dude who dropped off the computer only sounded drunk because Russian was his first language. If they shove it in the tabloid, then Fox News can “just ask questions.”

    “Europe is getting hit with another ‘Rona wave. But Sweden isn’t. Sweden didn’t lock down. Sweden seems to be pretty much over it.”

    Sweden’s case count has tripled the last month and a half. I’m sure people will start screaming about “but the deaths!!!!” right about now, but the death count hasn’t spiked in places like France or Germany yet, either. It’ll be the same pattern you guys were really confused about when Covid was spiking in the US in the summer: first you get higher case counts and test positivity, then you get more hospitalizations, then you get more deaths.

    I don’t know why I explain these things to you guys, though. Conservatives seem consistently uninterested in learning how to actually read data. I guess if they did, they’d stop being conservatives.

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:24 am

      I don’t know why I explain these things to you guys

      That’s easy—because it feels good to spout all this toxic and negative nonsense. It’s an ego thing—if you can “know” things most people don’t know, that makes you feel smarter.

      So what if everything you “know” is either blatantly false or depends on distorting or ignoring facts. That’s not the point. The point is to gather enough “special knowledge” to feed your ego.

      Your whole Shokin timeline is ridiculous, a Leftist concoction to try to provide cover for Hunter—and by extension, for his daddy.

      Your whole Covid analysis depends on simply leaving out a whole bunch of that data you smugly claim to understand better than we do. You know, things like the false positivity rate, the inherent defects in some of the testing which can pick up remnants of the RNA of other corona viruses, the built-in fraud factor of purposely stating Covid as the cause of hospitalization/death when it has either not been the primary cause or, in some cases, was just assumed to be the cause.

      Something else that is left out is the lack of accurate information about how many of these cases, if confirmed, result in hospitalization or even severe illness.

      But none of that matters to the hysterics like you, because your focus is on sneering at others for being, as you claim, “confused”. As for your smug claim of having a better grasp of the “data” you are just cherry-picking your data sources when it comes to Covid, while simply ignoring data relating to the Biden crime family.

      But the real clue to your pathology is your last sneer: Conservatives seem consistently uninterested in learning how to actually read data. I guess if they did, they’d stop being conservatives. There could not be a clearer example of total ignorance of what it means to be conservative, or of the utter dependence on Identity Politics as the basis for what people like you like to pretend is real politics. The data support political conservatism, because the data show that under Constitutional governance this raw, rowdy new nation so recently put together managed to leapfrog over literally every other nation and every other government in the entire world, within a century setting new records for everything from scientific discovery to personal liberty to economic prosperity—while the nations under Leftist governance were sinking into more and more tyranny and economic misery.

      The simple fact is, anyone with even the most minimal skill in understanding data could not possibly align himself with the Left, because all the data ever compiled on any Leftist government has proved the system to be unfailingly, without exception, a complete failure leading to loss of individual liberty, economic misery and too often the politically motivated slaughter of millions. THAT is the kind of data you have to ignore or dismiss to be a Leftist. And to see someone like you wallowing in the abject ignorance demanded of Leftists then claiming to have superior data analysis skills is just too funny.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:22 am

        Oh, db, don’t try to spoil travesty’s glee with some nasty old facts. He is so tickled by his fantasy of Boris Badenov dropping off a tricked-out computer at a little computer repair shop, knowing (somehow) that it would eventually be turned over to the FBI, that he can’t be bothered by mere FACTS.

        Which Boris was in Delaware, travesty? You do realize he is a master of disguise, don’t you? You should ask the computer repair guy if the “dude” sounded like this:

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:17 am

      “…if Fox News gets the story directly, they are on the hook when it turns out that the dude who dropped off the computer only sounded drunk because Russian was his first language.

      I missed this gem in my first reading, being distracted by the blatant misstating of the Burisma timeline and accounting of events. But this is priceless, if by “priceless” you mean so utterly absolutely over-the-top batshit crazy even Schiftless might have a hard time saying it. Let me guess—his name was Boris and he was accompanied by his girlfriend, Natasha.

      Well, “the dude” was there twice, and he was drunk both times, and even if you are convinced that he was really a Russian and sounded drunk because all Russians drink or whatever THAT meme might be the fact is Hunter’s signature on the repair contract has been verified, and at least one of the people who sent emails on the computer has verified his emails. It’s not as if the laptop only contained a few emails obviously contrived to implicate Daddy in the pay-to-play schemes: it was full of a history of Hunterisms, including porn, photos of him being drunk and stoned, and emails not connected to his criminal activities.

      You guys are often pretty funny, but this is so pathetic it prompts pity instead of hilarity.

      OK, pity PLUS hilarity. Because you gotta admit it, this is pretty darned funny. “Russian was his first language” Who writes this stuff for you? Sacha Baron Cohen? Maybe the laptop was dropped off by Borat.

      We can no longer do parodies of the American Left, because it has become a parody. A good parody has to have the element of knowledge that it is an exaggeration of reality for the purpose of humor. It is no longer possible to exaggerate the insanity of the Left, and there is no humor even remotely associated with its sour surly self.

      Russian was his first language Absolutely hilarious. It almost caused me to have to take MY computer into a repair shop, after I saw this and choked on laughter so much I sprayed some coffee onto my laptop.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:32 am

        Boris has been pretty busy. Maybe one of his many disguises was as a Sioux Indian. ShipwreckedCrew writes:

        I wrote two articles last week on the decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reinstating the felony securities fraud conviction of Devon Archer, Hunter Biden’s, main business partner in his Ukraine and Chinese business ventures that seem to have traded on Joe Biden’s position as Vice President.

        The second article looked into the details of the fraudulent bond deal which left an Indian Tribe saddled with a mountain of debt, and buyers of the Indian Tribe’s bonds the likely possibility that the bonds were worthless and the money they invested has been lost. The scheme was relatively sophisticated, with a lot of moving parts, and involved a variety of “players.”

        After the release last week of emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop exposing some of the business schemes he’s been involved in, a person convicted in the Indian Tribe bond fraud, Bevan Cooney, has now made available approximately 26,000 emails in his Gmail account, suggesting there are documents there that implicate Hunter Biden in the Indian bond fraud scheme — and probably a lot more.

        Cooney has released the emails because he claims that Hunter Biden improperly escaped accountability and responsibility for his role in the fraud for which seven other people have gone to prison.

      • Retired Spook October 19, 2020 / 11:43 am

        It is no longer possible to exaggerate the insanity of the Left,

        It’s hard to make that determination because they keep doing it themselves before anyone can parody them.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 2:45 pm

        Do you mean like telling people if they don’t want more lockdowns they should vote for the guy who has promised to lock down the entire country?

        You mean that kind of upstaging any potential parody by making it, well, a fact?

      • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 7:51 pm

        “I missed this gem in my first reading, being distracted by the blatant misstating of the Burisma timeline and accounting of events.”

        Maybe if you say it enough times, this will be true.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:17 pm

        Maybe if you say it enough times, this will be true.

        That seems to be your strategy, such as it is.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 1:08 am

        “That seems to be your strategy, such as it is.”

        No, my strategy is to post facts and cite sources. Yours is to claim my supported claims are “ridiculous” so you don’t have to do a 30 second google search and find out you’re wrong.

        Actually, that’s still vastly overestimating you, apparently. You don’t even know what you think Hunter Biden did specifically, besides some partisan hacks told you that Biden was selling pay for play on behalf of his dad, so you believe that’s true without apparently understanding what their claim even is.

        Come back to me when you can tell me what specific thing Joe Biden did because people paid Hunter Biden.

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 1:50 am

        You have managed to stumble, through your nasty snarling and insults, upon one of the key elements of the Biden corruption—what, exactly, did Hunter Biden DO?

        And the answer is, beyond setting up tyrants and oligarchs with introductions to the Big Guy, no one knows. In Ukraine, he just got paid tons of money, and no one knows what he supposedly did to earn it—other than set up crooks with Daddy, who was also the U.S. “point man” for Ukraine. But we have some hints. Hopefully the details will come out. There is the matter of what Joe Biden did and how much he got paid and by whom, and there is the matter of how much and in what way Hunter was involved with this, and then of course the separate matters (or possibly separate matters) of Hunter’s private illegal antics.

        On his Facebook page, (People’s Deputy of Ukraine Andriy) Derkach explained that Burisma has now admitted that it bribed Joe Biden, and “[a]s expected, Burisma lost.” Derkach says that Burisma bribed Joe Biden with a $900,000 lobbying lump sum, which the company is disputing solely due to the amount.

        “The court separately noted: Burisma in its statement actually does not dispute the facts of payments – only their size,” Derkach further wrote. “That is, it agrees that it paid Biden and his son, but does not agree that these are the amounts. The fight against international democraturation (sic) continues – follow the announcement.”

        As for Hunter: Hunter Biden, by the way, has since been implicated for his alleged involvement in a “prostitution or human trafficking ring.” A newly released Senate report claims that Hunter Biden sent “thousands of dollars” to people involved in the sex trafficking industry, as well as “to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunted Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine.”

        “The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” the Senate report further explains.
        …………….

        According to a summary of the 87-page (Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee ) report, officials within the Obama administration “ignored clear warning signs about ethical conflicts and possible extortion risks involving Joe Biden’s family.”

        In particular, the Treasury Department, in a series of Suspicious Activity Reports, flagged millions of dollars exchanged between Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy firm on which Hunter Biden sat as a board member, Yelena Baturina, a Russian oligarch, and a Chinese businessman who has ties to the ChiCom government.

        “The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals,” the report says.
        ……………….
        In all, officials with the Obama State Department and Treasury Department were mightily concerned that Hunter Biden’s business dealings and a potential $7 million bribe paid by Burisma to Ukrainian prosecutors presented massive conflicts of interest and ethics problems for the vice president.
        …………………….
        In sum, Hunter Biden and business partner Devon Archer got more than $4 million from Burisma at a time when the firm was aggressively lobbying the State Department to make corruption allegations that had been hanging over the company for a long time vanish. At times, the firm invoked Hunter Biden’s name to add pressure.

        That said, the government’s concerns about Hunter Biden’s global business pursuits were not just limited to Ukraine.

        “In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds,” the report notes.
        ……………..

        And we’re just getting into the investigation, which has evidently been slow-walked by the FBI, possibly in hopes that Trump will lose and they can conveniently forget to follow up on any of this.

    • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 3:00 pm

      “Your whole Shokin timeline is ridiculous, a Leftist concoction to try to provide cover for Hunter—and by extension, for his daddy.”

      Only it’s supported by all of the contemporaneous evidence. Here, for instance, is the anti-corruption letter to which Ron Johnson was a signatory:

      https://www.portman.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/portman-durbin-shaheen-and-senate-ukraine-caucus-reaffirm-commitment-help

      It’s right on Noted Leftist Rob Portman’s website. Any other particular piece you’d like me source for you?

      By the way, in case you were unsure where your own theory of Joe Biden’s corruption came from, it came from exactly one source: Viktor Shokin. Literally the entire conspiracy theory is premised on believing a corrupt prosecutor that Ron Johnson helped oust.

      “The simple fact is, anyone with even the most minimal skill in understanding data could not possibly align himself with the Left, because all the data ever compiled on any Leftist government has proved the system to be unfailingly, without exception, a complete failure leading to loss of individual liberty, economic misery and too often the politically motivated slaughter of millions.”

      This coming from a person who tried to cite a stat showing black people are almost 3 times more likely to be killed by police and could never figure out why I started laughing at you.

      I know you’ve constructed some grandiose storytelling about how self-declared socialist and communist despots were bad people so anybody who wants to raise minimum wage actually wants to starve a bunch of Ukrainians, but that’s not actually data.

      As an aside, have you noticed how conveniently credulous you lot all become when corrupt politicians and despots say anything? Shokin was the good guy cause he says he was. The Nazis were apparently Socialist cause it’s right in their name, even though they were happily murdering actual Leftists. (Antifa originated as a German group in the 30s who were fighting against the Nazis!) Stalin was a communist because he said he was. Do you also think that North Korea is a Democratic People’s Republic? I mean, it’s right in their name, and despots never lie, right?

      “Report: Hunter Biden Business Partner Confirms Authenticity Of Email About Deal With Chinese Company
      https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/17/hunter-biden-email-reportedly-authentic/

      DNI Ratcliffe: ‘No Intelligence’ To Suggest Hunter Biden Emails Sourced To Russia
      https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/19/john-ratcliffe-hunter-biden-laptop-russia/

      Unsurprisingly, I saw the reporting on both of these things. The former doesn’t actually prove anything besides that specific email is legitimate. And again, that email shows that Hunter was definitely engaged in selling access to Joe, but doesn’t actually indicate that Joe was actually following through on said access.

      The latter is a statement from a guy who got his position because of his unwavering loyalty to Trump, and had to be nominated twice because Trump withdrew the nomination the first time because even he figured he was too much of a partisan hack to make it through the senate approval process in a republican-held senate. The idea that this guy actually speaks for the intelligence community is hilarious.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:12 pm

        This coming from a person who tried to cite a stat showing black people are almost 3 times more likely to be killed by police and could never figure out why I started laughing at you.

        Really? You’d better cite that and better be quoting me accurately.

        I know you’ve constructed some grandiose storytelling about how self-declared socialist and communist despots were bad people

        So now any information about self-declared socialist and communist despots is really just an example of my grandiose storytelling? And they weren’t really bad people?

        …so anybody who wants to raise minimum wage actually wants to starve a bunch of Ukrainians,

        Ahh, falling back on reductio ad absurdum. That’s almost as big a tell, that you know you are full of it and don’t have a leg to stand on, as suddenly saying someone is just another Hitler.

        I know I can spin an entertaining yarn when I feel like it, but I’m not going to take responsibility for the reputations of Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Castro or any of the other left-wing despots you might be thinking of. I think I’ll just sit back and let their actions speak for themselves. You may believe that Auschwitz, gulags, killing fields the Lubyanka and the Stasi prison were all just figments of my fertile imagination, but then you believe a lot of things that aren’t true.

        True to form, you are a prisoner of Identity Politics, going by names and labels more than analysis of governmental philosophies and structures. I’ve explained the Leftist/Collectivist structure to you often enough to know you will just ignore it, because it doesn’t have room in it for your simple-minded Identity Politics.

        Speaking of “credulous” your lovely fantasy about the origins and history of Antifa leads me to ask when, if they were ever truly fighting fascism, they did that massive 180 and became blatantly fascist. Or are you going to claim that acting like fascists doesn’t count if you claim you really aren’t? That’s not “credulous”, that’s just plain stupid.

        People who have actually studied history other than Howard Zinn’s version know that for years Stalin and Hitler were best buds, talking about being political cousins. Then, like all Leftists will do sooner or later, Hitler betrayed his ally and turned on him, at which time Stalin needed a way to explain to his people why Leftists were at war with Leftists. In the best Leftist fashion, he simply reinvented a word, and Shazaam! the Leftist Fascists were—-right-wing. And that sleight of hand has fooled the credulous and the ignorant ever since.

        Stalin was a Communist because he subscribed to, followed and imposed the Communist political model. That’s not really that hard to figure out.

        that email shows that Hunter was definitely engaged in selling access to Joe, but doesn’t actually indicate that Joe was actually following through on said access.

        Hunter Biden’s text to his daughter, Naomi: “But I don’t receive any respect and that’s fine I guess. Works for you, apparently. I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years. It’s really hard, but don’t worry, unlike Pop I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

        Who’s “Pop”? How many men in Hunter and Naomi’s circle were referred to as “Pop”? Corn Pop? Is he back again, taking half of what Hunter has raked in through selling access to his other “Pop”?

        But it’s not just Hunter getting lucrative business sent his way, Biden’s brother Jim was in on some shenanigans, too:

        Six months after James joined HillStone, the firm received a contract to build more than 100,000 homes in Iraq. The deal, which was estimated to be worth upwards of $1.5 billion, was part of a larger $35 billion contract awarded to a South Korean company. At the time it went public, both HillStone and the Obama White House denied Joe Biden had played any role.

        Despite the denials, as Schweizer recounts, both HillStone and James Biden would have become very wealthy if the deal went through. As a minority partner in the firm, James would have been eligible to split more than $735 million in profits upon the contract’s completion.
        ………………..
        Even with James on board, HillStone was eventually forced to back out of the deal after its inexperience with such a large-scale construction project became evident.

        The high-profile failure, though, did not disqualify either HillStone or Hill International from seeking and obtaining other U.S. government contracts. In 2012, around the same time its inexperience was coming to the attention of federal agencies, HillStone secured a $22 million construction contract for the U.S. State Department.

        James, who is now being sued for fraud related to another business venture, is not the only Biden family member to benefit from taxpayer dollars…
        ………………………………….

        Funny how intelligence community hacks like Atkinson can be revered by the Left even as we prove he altered requirements for filing whistleblower claims to allow a fake whistleblower claim to be made, who love Comey and Rosenstein and can’t believe they did anything wrong, suddenly write off Ratcliff as a “hack” and consult cloudy old crystal balls to determine the thought processes of the president when he withdrew Ratcliff’s first nomination.

        But hey, whatever happened to your Boris theory?

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:14 pm

        A new report reveals legal problems and allegations of possible fraud involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s brother James, in the latest instance of the Democratic primary front-runner’s family members’ dealings drawing scrutiny amid his presidential bid.

        According to Politico, James Biden’s business with medical companies – including Americore Health – has led to allegations that he potentially engaged in fraud and traded on his brother’s name, by claiming Joe was interested in the venture and the family name could provide opportunities.

        “It was all smoke and mirrors,” former Americore Health executive Tom Pritchard told Politico. James Biden reportedly convinced Americore that he could use his political clout to deliver a significant influx of cash in the form of an investment from the Middle East, and even convinced the company to take on financial burdens including a six-figure loan to James that he has yet to repay.A new report reveals legal problems and allegations of possible fraud involving former Vice President Joe Biden’s brother James, in the latest instance of the Democratic primary front-runner’s family members’ dealings drawing scrutiny amid his presidential bid.

        According to Politico, James Biden’s business with medical companies – including Americore Health – has led to allegations that he potentially engaged in fraud and traded on his brother’s name, by claiming Joe was interested in the venture and the family name could provide opportunities

        “It was all smoke and mirrors,” former Americore Health executive Tom Pritchard told Politico. James Biden reportedly convinced Americore that he could use his political clout to deliver a significant influx of cash in the form of an investment from the Middle East, and even convinced the company to take on financial burdens including a six-figure loan to James that he has yet to repay.

        And so on. Bidens all traded on Joe’s abuse of his power and position, including Joe himself. How else would a man with no job skills, who had never held much of a job, who was poor, become a multi-millionaire after being in politics for half a century?

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:26 pm

        By the way, in case you were unsure where your own theory of Joe Biden’s corruption came from, it came from exactly one source: Viktor Shokin. Literally the entire conspiracy theory is premised on believing a corrupt prosecutor that Ron Johnson helped oust.

        Did Viktor Shokin say that Joe Biden was getting kickbacks or any kind of payments thanks to Hunter riding on his name? You claim Literally the entire conspiracy theory is premised on believing a corrupt prosecutor that Ron Johnson helped oust. yet you haven’t produced a single quote of Shokin, or proof that Johnson “helped oust” him beyond noting that Johnson had expressed concerns about Ukrainian corruption.

        So tell us, please, how and when did Shokin say that Joe Biden was corrupt? Did he give examples? And just when and how did Ron Johnson demand that Shokin be fired?

        I’m also curious about just how much of negative opinion of Shokin, if there was any, came through the U.S, “point man” for Ukraine.

        BTW, love the effort to play the “conspiracy theory” card. I haven’t seen that one for a while, not in this context anyway. I thought maybe you guys had worn it and decided to retire it for a while.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:06 pm

        Speaking of conspiracy theories…..

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:17 pm

        BREAKING NEWS

        CNN reports that if you print out the copy of the Hunter Biden computer repair shop receipt on thin paper, crumple it up, slightly smooth it out and then read it upside down and in a mirror the signature looks like it might have been Cyrillic.

        And there’s a tiny smear in the corner that could be borscht.

        Case closed

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 2:14 am

        “So now any information about self-declared socialist and communist despots is really just an example of my grandiose storytelling? And they weren’t really bad people?”

        No, they weren’t socialists. Try to keep up.

        “Ahh, falling back on reductio ad absurdum.”

        That’s not what “reductio ad absurdum” means. Maybe you think throwing some Latin in there makes you look smart, but it really doesn’t when you misuse it.

        “You may believe that Auschwitz, gulags, killing fields the Lubyanka and the Stasi prison were all just figments of my fertile imagination, but then you believe a lot of things that aren’t true.”

        You’re still very confused. That German Party that apparently gets me moderated did all of those things. They just weren’t socialists. You know who some of the first people were to go to the gulags? Actual socialists.

        “True to form, you are a prisoner of Identity Politics, going by names and labels more than analysis of governmental philosophies and structures.”

        Nope, that’s you. You think they named themselves socialists, so they were socialist. The socialists belonged to the SPD and the Communist Party. The fascist party was explicitly and violently anti-communist. The Party That Shall Not Be Named named themselves what they did specifically as a marketing tool to try to help lure people away from the actual socialist parties.

        Lest your pea brain get confused, I’ll explicitly say that I am not a socialist. I also argue with socialists for fun. I just also have an understanding of history that’s more nuanced than “yep that mass murderer claimed he was a socialist, he seems like a nice upstanding man, better assume he’s not lying.”

  5. Cluster October 19, 2020 / 7:54 am

    Of course Trump is going to roll … it won’t even be close. As much as someone like travesty wants to believe it, the Democrats offer NOTHING to Americans anymore. Americans don’t want violent mobs burning down cities in a massive fit of childish rage, Americans don’t want to end fossil fuel and diminish their life style, Americans are NOT systemically racist and don’t appreciate being called as such, most Americans are pro life and find the practice of late term abortion barbaric, Americans do want secure borders, and Americans know that climate change is a crock of political shit … so no Democrat is worthy of any American support.

    Joe Biden pressured Poroshenko to fire Shokin specifically because he -wasn’t- investigation Burisma and its ilk, and we have piles and piles of contemporaneous public evidence of it.

    I might suggest they start providing those “piles of public evidence” because as it is Hunter is toast. And so is the “Big Guy”, but maybe the big guy is Corn Pop. And here is how effective Russia is … they even got China to do a deal with Hunter:

    Report: Hunter Biden Business Partner Confirms Authenticity Of Email About Deal With Chinese Company

    I think we are all going to have a lot of fun watching people like travesty try and cover for this blatant corruption

    https://dailycaller.com/2020/10/17/hunter-biden-email-reportedly-authentic/

    • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 7:36 pm

      Shrug, I posted a link to the spot on Rob Portman’s site showing that Ron Johnson was a signatory to the anti-corruption letter to Ukraine sent 4 days before Shokin got the boot, but my comment is apparently awaiting moderation. I bet if you google for like 5 minutes, you could find it too, though.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:21 pm

        Who’s “Shrug”? Another of your fantasy friends?

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:10 pm

        I read the letter and somehow failed to find the part where Portman felt that Shokin needed to get fired.

        There are conflicting reports about how energetically Shokin had been investigating Burisma, but it seems that if the goal of the U.S, acting through Biden, was to get rid of the guy ignoring corruption in the company where Biden’s son mysteriously collected a lot of paychecks so someone else could come in and do the job, that never happened. In fact, after the prosecutor who claims he was actively investigating the firm which had hired Hunter Biden was fired thanks to financial pressure from Hunter Biden’s father, In October 2017, Burisma issued a statement saying Ukrainian prosecutors had closed all legal and criminal proceedings against it.

        In the meantime, the always-compliant American Agenda Media obediently parroted the exact same meme, obviously fed to them for regurgitation, that the Shokin investigation had been “dormant”. That word popped up in nearly every Agenda Media article about Shokin’s firing. Dormant.

        Earlier this year, (2019) Ukraine’s current prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, met with Trump attorney Giuliani, and the two discussed the Burisma investigation, according to Lutsenko’s spokeswoman Larysa Sargan.

        Sargan said the prosecutor general hasn’t reopened the case into Burisma or Zlochevsky, contradicting a claim in the New York Times that the Ukrainian prosecutor is scrutinizing millions of dollars of payments from Burisma to the firm that paid Hunter Biden. Ari Isaacman Bevacqua, a Times spokeswoman said, “We stand by our reporting, which is detailed and well documented.” Yet it is contradicted by the principles in the issue, and there had been no evidence of any such reopening of the case, once Shokin got the boot.

        This time it WAS “dormant” —until Trump brought it up and freaked out the Left, which thought they had this pretty well in the bag.

        Speaking of “bag” that is the term now being applied to Hunter—-that he was always just Joe’s bag man.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 2:20 am

        A shrug is when you raise your shoulders either to show indifference or lack of ability to answer. Any other words you need help with, comrade cool?

        “In the meantime, the always-compliant American Agenda Media obediently parroted the exact same meme, obviously fed to them for regurgitation, that the Shokin investigation had been “dormant”. That word popped up in nearly every Agenda Media article about Shokin’s firing. Dormant.”

        Ooh, you’re almost there. Now list all the sources for the claim that it wasn’t dormant.

  6. Cluster October 19, 2020 / 8:05 am

    Oh and the coronavirus is a crock of shit. If you don’t get it this year, you will get it next, and if you don’t get it next yer, then the year after because that’s how viruses work. It will be lethal if you’re obese or have a lot of underlying conditions, but then again Chris Christie survived so there is that. Honestly, if you are afraid of a virus that has a 99.5% chance of survival, then you are irrational, easily spooked, childish, and a net negative to this country … in other words, a Democrat.

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:43 pm

      First you have to take the total of claimed positive test results. Then you have to filter for false positives. Then you have to filter for retesting—that is, when someone tests positive he or she may have several more tests until testing negative. Those positives cannot be included in the tally because they don’t refer to more than one person but I have read that every positive is counted, even retests.

      Then when there is a fairly accurate net number (which we all know we have not yet gotten at any time during this panic) you would have to filter according to severity of symptoms. There has to be some reasonable scale of severity of illness to accurately evaluate the seriousness of the spread. So then, when the scale or spectrum of severity is established and cases are placed on that scale, a determination would have to be made about how big a threat the more serious cases pose to the population at large.

      Somewhere in that process of evaluation (what normal people would call “science”) there would have to be factored in the results of therapies—cured, alleviated, moderated, no effect—-so we could finally figure out what we are dealing with here.

      None of this has been done. We get an inaccurate gross number, not screened or filtered for any of these things, not rated according to severity of illness (which translates into threat level) and not balanced by the number of people who had it and are not now sick.

      Full disclosure—I think I had it back in February, before the panic set in. For two or three days I suffered from debilitating fatigue and overall muscle aches. And then I felt fine, but a friend developed the same symptoms, with the same outcome, and then her fiance, ditto, then a kid who works for both of us, ditto, then his father. Then around the middle of the summer I realized my sense of taste has altered. For one thing, I don’t like coffee any more, and I miss my morning latte ritual with my fancy espresso machine. One of these days I might get tested for antibodies, but it’s no big deal. A friend’s uncle is sicker—coughs so much he throws up—but his aunt’s only symptoms are a little fatigue and changes in the senses of taste and smell.

      I just spend most of my time in Wyoming, where people aren’t peeing down their legs in panic or running around with face diapers.

    • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 2:59 am

      “First you have to take the total of claimed positive test results.”

      Okay, 8.2 million.

      “Then you have to filter for false positives.”

      The false postive rate is ~5%, so 8.2 million divided by 1.05 is ~7.8 million.

      “hose positives cannot be included in the tally because they don’t refer to more than one person but I have read that every positive is counted, even retests.”

      Patient details are collected when you are tested so they can do contact tracing, so retests can be easily linked back to the original test. They aren’t double counted.

      Unfortunately, I’ve now reached the end of your doofy math instructions and all I got was 7.8 million.

      “Then when there is a fairly accurate net number”

      Aw shucks, now that we’re done with your irrelevant math, all we have to do is come up with the actual number of cases.

      “you would have to filter according to severity of symptoms.”

      Man, this is really going off the rails.

      “There has to be some reasonable scale of severity of illness to accurately evaluate the seriousness of the spread.”

      What??? We have a pretty good guess at the death count (it matches up reasonably to the excess death rate for the year, which is just a delta against an actuarial estimate of how many people would have died given current demographics and no abnormal events). We also have estimates for total infections, but those are less sure because a significant percentage of people who get it don’t get tested, so it has to be estimated based on tests plus positivity rates, etc.

      We don’t have to do any of the things you listed to tell how many people are dying, or to come up with the best estimate available for death rates. So we’re doing all thisseverity sorting to do… what? We tell pretty closely how many people are in the hospital and how many are in the ICU or on ventilators. We also aren’t going to know what all the potential long-term health effects are for a long time, because that’s kinda what “long-term” means.

      I guess what I’m saying is that your plan here is deeply confusing, and I’m very glad that you’re not in charge of any entities responsible for coming up with evidence-based pandemic control.

      By the way, it’s been super fun watching you fail miserably at science and reason, but just a quick tip: if you want to try to artificially minimize the damage of covid, you should actually be inflating the number of infections, not trying to discount it. More infections would mean a lower death and serious illness rate, which would be how you’d make the (obviously false) case that covid is Just Another Flu. I give you this advice because I actually am quite fine with you morons trying to claim it to be Just Another Flu at this point, because that particular line of thought is one of the central reasons that Trump’s losing by historic margins. Just remember, every time somebody gets covid and dies, they leave behind dozens or hundreds of potential voters who knew them to figure out that Republicans are lying to them. (inb4 the party of “people should die so we can keep the economy going” starts the pearl clutching)

  7. Cluster October 19, 2020 / 8:11 am

    Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar hit back at Donald Trump saying she ‘loves this country’ more than the president does on Sunday, after he accused her of ‘hating’ America. ‘I would certainly reckon not only Somalis, but myself, the Governor of Michigan and our Speaker all love this country way more than the president,’ Omar said Sunday in an interview with The Week with Joshua Johnson on MSNBC. Omar added that his words lead to ‘frequent threats against our lives. It has to stop.’ Omar was born in Somalia and came to the US as a refugee in the 1990s and became a US citizen at the age of 17 in 2000.

    Proving once again that Democrats can dish it, but they can not take it. Why is that travesty? Why are Democrats so weak and so self unaware that they quiver in the face of a little confrontation? If you can’t handle Trump than you don’t deserve to lead the free world. Period. We don’t need little girls and little soy boys playing grown up with our country.

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 10:00 am

      “….not only Somalis, but myself, the Governor of Michigan and our Speaker all love this country the country we want this country to become after we fundamentally transform it into a Leftist Utopia way more than the president,”

      There. Fixed

    • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 7:42 pm

      I don’t understand the question. Am I supposed to explain why actively encouraging extremists to commit violence is bad? I increasingly suspect English isn’t your first language.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:21 pm

        I increasingly suspect English isn’t your first language.

        Maybe it’s Russian. //laughter font off

        What’s your excuse for implying that someone other than a Leftist has been “…actively encouraging extremists to commit violence i…”? Are you now claiming that someone on the Right has been “actively encouraging extremists to commit violence “, given that all the violence has been from Leftist extremists?

        You seem to think everyone is as confused and befuddled as you are.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 3:14 am

        “What’s your excuse for implying that someone other than a Leftist has been “…actively encouraging extremists to commit violence i…”?”

        I don’t know, so many to pick from. Since it’s sorta in the news lately, what with a bunch of people getting arrested for plotting to kidnap Gretchen Whitmer, I’ll go with Trump vocally supporting a bunch of people coming into Michigan’s capital with guns on what they self-described as “Judgement Day”, up to and including trying to illegally enter the floor of the state house while armed.

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:17 pm

      Cluster, I am sure you have noticed, as has everyone with a functioning brain, that every single claim of every single allegedly racist or inciteful comment attributed to Trump is (1) usually taken out of context, and (2) also depends on extensive interpretation to arrive at the desired conclusion.

      That is, it is seldom about what he SAID but is about what the howling mob claims he REALLY MEANT.

      And, of course, they also lie. Trump never said Mexicans are rapists. Trump never said he grabbed a woman by the genitals. Trump never said Nazis are very fine people. Trump never refused to condemn white supremacists, And Trump certainly never encouraged extremists to commit violence.

      The compulsion to snout around in edited Trump comments to find something that can then be tortured into a different form to be assigned a different meaning is, thankfully, one that is exclusive to the rabid Left.

  8. Cluster October 19, 2020 / 8:43 am

    Did y’all see this?? Biden is hiding until Thursday … wow. They may as just well throw in the towel at this point. (that’s a boxing reference travesty)

    CBS News correspondent Ed O’Keefe said on Sunday that Biden would not been seen again after today until the debate on Thursday night.

    “And [Democrats] worry that if they can’t keep their base motivated, if they can’t keep convincing people to show up, whether it’s early or on the day of, they’re going to be in trouble. This week is mostly about debate prep,” O’Keefe said. “He will not be seen again after today until Thursday night in Nashville at that next debate. So, they are going to keep him focused on that. That’s a signal that they believe this is still a very big opportunity for them to provide one last big contrast with the President, and that they have to prepare him for potential attacks from the President.”

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:29 am

      Uh, hold on a minute. if they can’t keep convincing people to show up,…
      Doesn’t he mean “if they can’t start to convince people to show up”?

      They can’t even get more than a couple of cars to honk in “applause” as Joe reads his teleprompter to an empty parking lot.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 2:49 pm

        Who came up with that cockamamie idea of honking a couple of car horns to simulate applause from the essentially nonexistent “crowd”? Why not visit the NFL and borrow some of their cardboard “fans”? It would be about that convincing.

        It’s like the Left is auditioning for Idiocracy 2.0–with a few million braindead lemmings trailing along after them.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 2:56 pm

        They make me think they would flunk the Idiocracy IQ test: “If you have one bucket that holds two gallons and one bucket that holds five gallons, how many buckets do you have?”

        I can just see travesty running in yelling “Seven! It’s seven! Because I can read the DATA and I’m not a conservative!”

      • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 7:28 pm

        Can’t convince people to keep showing up to vote. You know, those things that have been open for weeks in most states? Such that now in a bunch of the midwest states Trump needs to win, ~30% of voters have already voted? Here in Texas, we’ve already hit 45% of the total number of people who voted in 2016.

        The sentence really isn’t that hard to parse.

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 9:22 pm

        Here in Texas, we’ve already hit 45% of the total number of people who voted in 2016.

        I wonder if Texas is going to be one of those places where the number of votes cast is more than 100% of all the registered voters. We’re already hearing of places where the number of ballots sent out is far greater than the number of residents.

        But then, that’s just Business As Usual for the Dems. Just ask Kristopher Jacks, a member of the executive committee of the Colorado Democratic Party: “I am going to do everything morally acceptable to win. I will lie. I will cheat. I will steal.” Kristopher Jacks just described what the Democrat Party finds “morally acceptable”.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 1:29 am

        “which must be why you didn’t even try to “parse” it and instead just butchered it, chopped it up and tried to turn it into something it obviously never was, ending up with some goofy word salad about voting in Texas.”

        Lol, even having somebody explain to you what the sentence says, you’re still unable to parse it. Do you think people are showing up early rather than the day of for a rally? Or do you think that maybe, just maybe, the “day of” in the sentence refers to November 3rd?

        It’ll be okay, someday you’ll learn to read, probably.

  9. Retired Spook October 19, 2020 / 2:34 pm

    The YCMTSU file just keeps getting thicker and nuttier.

    Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said that if Americans are weary of coronavirus lockdowns and the fallout from socioeconomic restrictions related to the pandemic, they should vote for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Election Day instead of President Donald Trump.

    I’ll bet of all the reasons people say they’re voting for Biden, that’s not one of them.

    • Cluster October 19, 2020 / 2:47 pm

      So just another mafia tactic … vote for us or else.

  10. dbschmidt October 19, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    Well, apparently in 2020 even the Marxists love Capitalism;

    The “trained Marxist” co-founder of the organization [BLM], Patrisse Cullors, landed a deal with Warner Bros. Television Group.

    And for all them Marxist, Socialist, Communist, Totalitarians out there–it has been tried and failed quite spectacularly twice in the US, once before we were the US. Do a little study on 1620 Plymouth, Puritan Pilgrams and later on 1825, Robert Owen, New Harmony.

    Oh, wait…this time we will get it right.

    • tryvasty October 19, 2020 / 7:33 pm

      Hmm, I’m no history major, but I think there are some chronology problems with the idea of claiming people in 1620 or even 1825 were Marxists…

      • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:32 pm

        It’s pretty obvious that you are no history major, or even history respecter. But you dependence on Identity Politics and labels ought to still let you grasp the obvious fact that, as Marxism is the modern identity of collectivism, the concept was not new to Marx. He just had enough family money to pay him to sit around in the British Library whining about people who had money.

        It is stupid, but typical, to pretend that the TERM “Marxist” was used before Marx made his name as a rabid Collectivist. But the system he seemed to think he invented was around, in concept, probably since the first humans banded together. People have always brainstormed about “better” ways to organize societies. And, sadly, many of these ways were based on dominating and controlling other people.

        It’s just that some never learn and insist on repeating the same mistakes over and over again.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 1:43 am

        Yeah, all of what you just wrote is gibberish. Marx didn’t invent collectivism, but his version of it doesn’t look very much like what they tried in New Harmony, unless they had a proletarian revolution that I don’t remember.

        I know the party line is “everything to the left of center is all equally socialism and socialism is bad” but you sound like a moron when you drink too much of the kool-aid and start ascribing schools of political thought to bodies that existed decades or centuries before them.

        I kinda think Marx was pretty wrong at the time, and his writings get even less applicable as society advances, by the way, so don’t take this as a defense of Marx, so much as me making fun of you for having an understanding of the history of political systems that’s worse than your average middle-schooler.

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 2:01 am

        You’re babbling. Your obsession with arguing with me, coupled with your delusions tht you might win such an argument, are leading you into just blurting out nonsense.

        And if you think that “schools of political thought” just suddenly popped up, out of nowhere, after centuries of prior civilizations tinkering with ways to live and work together you are just illustrating your basic and inherent political ignorance.

        Do try to write something sensible, and without ad hominem attacks.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 3:15 am

        “Do try to write something sensible, and without ad hominem attacks.”

        Hahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahaha.

    • Amazona October 19, 2020 / 8:47 pm

      They are always going to “get it right”—THIS TIME. THIS TIME they will confiscate more of Other Peoples’ Money, THIS TIME they will impose more and better laws and restrictions on the masses, THIS TIME they will just amp up the whole experiment because after all the reason it has never succeeded just can’t be because it is a disastrous system in the first place. THIS TIME if they can just control more of the economy, force everyone into standardized health care and housing, make everyone live in little apartments close enough to work to walk there, make everyone eat tofu and drive tiny electric cars, grow yucca in their gardens to have something to eat, wear more clothes in the winter instead of having comfortable homes, swelter in the summer because there isn’t enough electricity to power AC—if they can just get the templates rigid enough and then force the proles into them they, the elites, can sit back and enjoy the perks of power.

  11. Amazona October 20, 2020 / 1:17 am

    In Judicial Watch’s new study, 42 Colorado counties—or two thirds of the state’s counties—had registration rates exceeding 100%. Particular data from the state confirms this general picture. As the complaint explains, a month-by-month comparison of the ACS’s five-year survey period with Colorado’s own registration numbers for the exact same months shows that large proportions of Colorado’s counties have registration rates exceeding 100%. Earlier this year, Judicial Watch sued Pennsylvania and North Carolina for failing to make reasonable efforts to remove ineligible voters from their rolls as required by federal law. The lawsuits allege that the two states have nearly 2 million inactive names on their voter registration rolls.
    ………..

    “The new study shows 1.8 million excess, or ‘ghost’ voters in 353 counties across 29 states,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The data highlights the recklessness of mailing blindly ballots and ballot applications to voter registration lists. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.”

    Colorado is generally considered to be lost, though the outrage at the overreaches of the 2018 Bait and Switch election in which the Dems won the statehouse and governor’s seat and then steamrolled a packet of radical and offensive laws might create a minor shift. Pennsylvania and North Caroline are crucial states, and Pennsylvania has already managed to get a lower court ruling letting it continue to count ballots long after the election is over (upheld, naturally, by the Libs on the SCOTUS, creating a tie vote, meaning the lower court ruling can stand) so the plans for voter fraud are clearly in play.

    • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 1:49 am

      Do you think it might have something to do with voter registration data being compared to now five-year-old census data?

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 2:01 am

        Do you?

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 2:24 am

        Let’s back up a little, Sparky. You still haven’t cited that alleged effort of mine to “cite stats” about black men being three times as likely to be killed, blah blah blah. You still haven’t supported your claims that the Shokin firing was instigated/demanded by Ron Johnson or Rob Portman. You just toss out your stink bombs and when challenged to back them up you skitter off to some new platform from which you hurl new insults and personal attacks.

        Really, all you are doing is supporting two of the things I have been saying about the rabid Left: One is that they/you are essentially ignorant of the basic political structure you support and enable by your mindless attacks on the Invented Other bogeyman you think of as “conservatives”. And the other is that there seems to be an element of humanity that seeks gratification not by good works or real accomplishment but the dopamine rush they/you get from snarling, insulting and attacking other people. You are a perfect representation of that element.

        It has not escaped notice that you do not come here to argue political theory, to defend or support a political model, but only to wallow in blind vicious hatred of a demographic you have decided to attack. Beneath all your verbosity and wordplay there is never a real idea, just a lot of hostile and snarling noise, a lot of venting of pathological hatred.

        This is why you have been kicked off the blog so often. You weasel your way in with the pretense of wanting to engage in a discussion about something, but you are unable to maintain that deceit for long and quickly degenerate into your default mode of just being as nasty as you can.

        I’m sure you will duck and dodge the facts I am presenting about the Biden Crime Family, just as you do anything else that inconveniently clashes with your passionate but unfortunately wholly emotion-based desperate need to bicker. Because you drag everything down to that level of discourse. You just fish through the words and ideas of others till you find something you can bicker about (what words might be applicable to 17th Century colonial politics, for example) and then if someone engages you in that you are happy as a pig in shit. Then you get backed into a rhetorical corner, and skitter off in a new direction where you might find a different word group to nitpick.

        The thing is, the rest of us here do discuss ideas, which is why we can tell when we are dealing with someone like you who does not, in spite of your posturing as a political pundit.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 4:10 am

        I didn’t really feel like searching through the stupidly unsearchable wordpress, since this is just part of the effort to win an argument by asymmetry of effort, but the self-own here is just too good to pass up.

        https://blogsforvictory.com/2020/05/29/this-open-thread-is-a-riot/

        See specifically your comment:

        “But I will address this rather incoherent assertion: Why do black people get kiled (sic) by police so much? Well, they don’t.

        here’s the 2018 breakdown of the 995 people shot and killed by the police.

        403 were white, 210 were black, 148 were Hispanic, 38 were classified as other, and 199 were classified as unknown.

        Out of that 995, 47 were unarmed — 23 were white, 17 were black, 5 were Hispanic, and 2 were unknown.

        Out of the 30-50 million interactions that the police had with the American public last year, 10 million people were arrested, and less than 0.01 percent were shot and killed by the police. Out of those 10 million people arrested, 47 of those shot and killed were unarmed, which equates to 0.00047 percent, 17 of which were black.”

        You were so proud of yourself! Fewer total black deaths! A complete lack of understanding of what “disproportionate” means! Complete and lack of understanding that if there are 5.7 times as many white people in the US as black, but less than twice as many whites are killed by police, that means blacks are ~3 times more likely to get killed by police!

        “It has not escaped notice that you do not come here to argue political theory”

        You are incapable of arguing political theory, so that would be a waste of time.

        “Beneath all your verbosity and wordplay there is never a real idea”

        Oh, there’s definitely an idea. I feel like I’ve been pretty explicit about it at this point. I continually undercut your false factual assertions and get you to break down into simultaneously spending all day on ad hominem attacks while whining about ad hominem attacks to helpfully illustrate to anybody else here or any passersby thinking about joining your weird cult that any thin veneer of faux-intellectualism you manage by fiddling with your thesaurus isn’t an indication that you have any idea what you’re talking about.

        The idea is exactly to do my little part to try to thwart our inexorable progression to a post-fact society, where all history is subject to revision, and any inconvenient facts are “fake news” and Trump never claimed Mexico would write a check and we were always at war with Eurasia.

        “degenerate into your default mode of just being as nasty as you can.”

        I invite you to read your own posts someday.

        “I’m sure you will duck and dodge the facts I am presenting about the Biden Crime Family”

        This conversation is in like 200 places now, so I’m not sure if I can follow it well enough to be sure to respond to any “facts” but if you want to consolidate them here, I’ll be happy to respond.

        “You just fish through the words and ideas of others till you find something you can bicker about (what words might be applicable to 17th Century colonial politics, for example)”

        This is what I mean when I say you are incapable of arguing political theory. If you think the problem with calling people in the 17th century Marxists is that it’s got the right definition but the wrong provenance, you have absolutely no idea what Marxism is. That’s a pretty bad place to start a discussion when you’re arguing from the central thesis that any political system that’s Marxism-adjacent invariably leads to collapse or despotism.

        “Then you get backed into a rhetorical corner, and skitter off in a new direction where you might find a different word group to nitpick.”

        Yes, I know it makes you super upset every time I show up to point out you’ve said something that’s not supported factually, but there’s an easy way to ruin my fun: stop saying so many things that aren’t true, instead of trying to play it off like like you’re an intellectual so you’re above such trivialities as “facts” and “truth.” If you can’t get to your conclusion without relying on false axioms, the answer is to reconsider your conclusions, not to get mad that somebody is demanding logical consistency of you.

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 10:38 am

        Nice little snit there, travesty

        What it does, underneath all the narcissistic blather about your self-ordained role as guardian of fact, blah blah blah, and your snarling ad hominem attacks and general nastiness, is prove my point.

        That is, that you view the opening pretense of actual political discourse as nothing but an on-ramp to the Insult Highway, where you can bicker and quibble and posture to your heart’s content. All you want to do is pick fights, and you use the guise of political discussion as your entry into a discussion. No comment is seen as an entry point into an actual discussion of idea, but just as an opportunity to sneer and attack.

        It doesn’t take long to realize that your source of pleasure is setting up a pretense of a dialogue just so you can insult the other person.

        I understand that living in your head is a remarkably unpleasant experience, but we here have no responsibility to let you use this blog as a dumping ground for your personality disorders.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 7:36 pm

        See what I mean? You whine incessantly about a hominem, and then post entire comments with absolutely no content besides ad hominem. Your main life skill is apparently projection.

  12. Amazona October 20, 2020 / 2:46 am

    Hey, no one can claim you don’t learn stuff here.

    For example, we have learned that the National Socialists weren’t really Socialists at all, and just used that word to attract real socialists because they hated socialists.

    We have learned that a drunken Russian is really who dropped off the Hunter Biden computer that is probably not really a Hunter Biden computer at all

    We have learned that if we want to live in a country with no lockdowns we should vote for the guy who has promised a nationwide lockdown.

    We have learned that the reason Joe Biden bullied and blackmailed the president of Ukraine into firing the prosecutor investigating the company that had hired his son was because that prosecutor wasn’t doing enough to investigate that company or his son and he wanted a more aggressive investigator on the job.

    We have learned that Colorado had a census five years ago.

    We’ve learned that my perception of the Biden/Burisma corruption link came, exclusively, from something Viktor Shokin said, because Literally the entire conspiracy theory is premised on believing a corrupt prosecutor —in spite of the fact that so far I haven’t seen a quote from Shokin to that effect.

    So many new things that aren’t so, to add to the long long list of things travesty knows that simply are not true.

    • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 7:45 pm

      Apparently quoting you (or maybe posting evidentiary links) is a good way to get the awaiting moderaiton thing. Feel free to get a moderator to approve if you’re actually interested in citations.

  13. Cluster October 20, 2020 / 8:21 am

    Travesty believed in the Russia collusion narrative pushed by the media and deep state so I have to laugh that he is here now defending the indefensible …. kind of a Don Quijote character flailing away hahahaha.Here’s one of his inane comments

    Come back to me when you can tell me what specific thing Joe Biden did because people paid Hunter Biden.

    It’s interesting how he acknowledges that Hunter did receive millions but seems to think that is in a complete vacuum and that the wife of the former Mayor of Moscow just sent Hunter $3.5 million because he is a nice guy. Is that it travesty?

    It’s also interesting how the parties have done a 180 in the last 30 years. In 1990, Democrats were aghast at political corruption having accused Reagan and George HW Bush of having illegally circumvented funds to help the Sandanistas in Nicaragua. Democrats use to be vehemently opposed to any form of censorship and Democrats use to be the champion for the little guy, the average American union worker …. well no more. The Democrat Party is now of the entrenched political establishment class and in favor of censorship if it silences their critics, and championed by the world and celebrity elite. This is now the Party that travesty defends.

    • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 10:55 am

      Did you notice that I DID come back with some of the things Joe and Hunter did? The death spiral of the travesty spin into incoherent name-calling got pretty long, so I will repeat what I cited in answer to his silly question.

      On his Facebook page, (People’s Deputy of Ukraine Andriy) Derkach explained that Burisma has now admitted that it bribed Joe Biden, and “[a]s expected, Burisma lost.” Derkach says that Burisma bribed Joe Biden with a $900,000 lobbying lump sum, which the company is disputing solely due to the amount.

      “The court separately noted: Burisma in its statement actually does not dispute the facts of payments – only their size,” Derkach further wrote. “That is, it agrees that it paid Biden and his son, but does not agree that these are the amounts. The fight against international democraturation (sic) continues – follow the announcement.”

      As for Hunter: Hunter Biden, by the way, has since been implicated for his alleged involvement in a “prostitution or human trafficking ring.” A newly released Senate report claims that Hunter Biden sent “thousands of dollars” to people involved in the sex trafficking industry, as well as “to non-resident alien women in the United States who are citizens of Russia and Ukraine and who have subsequently wired funds they have received from Hunted Biden to individuals located in Russia and Ukraine.”

      “The records also note that some of these transactions are linked to what ‘appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring,’” the Senate report further explains.
      …………….

      According to a summary of the 87-page (Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee ) report, officials within the Obama administration “ignored clear warning signs about ethical conflicts and possible extortion risks involving Joe Biden’s family.”

      In particular, the Treasury Department, in a series of Suspicious Activity Reports, flagged millions of dollars exchanged between Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy firm on which Hunter Biden sat as a board member, Yelena Baturina, a Russian oligarch, and a Chinese businessman who has ties to the ChiCom government.

      “The Treasury records acquired by the Chairmen show potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh and Chinese nationals,” the report says.
      ……………….
      In all, officials with the Obama State Department and Treasury Department were mightily concerned that Hunter Biden’s business dealings and a potential $7 million bribe paid by Burisma to Ukrainian prosecutors presented massive conflicts of interest and ethics problems for the vice president.
      …………………….
      In sum, Hunter Biden and business partner Devon Archer got more than $4 million from Burisma at a time when the firm was aggressively lobbying the State Department to make corruption allegations that had been hanging over the company for a long time vanish. At times, the firm invoked Hunter Biden’s name to add pressure.

      That said, the government’s concerns about Hunter Biden’s global business pursuits were not just limited to Ukraine.

      “In addition to the over $4 million paid by Burisma for Hunter Biden’s and Archer’s board memberships, Hunter Biden, his family, and Archer received millions of dollars from foreign nationals with questionable backgrounds,” the report notes.

      • Cluster October 20, 2020 / 11:10 am

        I did read your responses and they were spot on and undeniable, but for someone who is so fully invested into the Russia collusion myth like travesty it just doesn’t resonate. Travesty prefers manufactured issues such at climate change, systemic racism and Russia collusion more than he does reality based issues.

        It’s a character flaw

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 11:10 am

        Mr. Trump asserted, “Once you became vice president, he made a fortune in Ukraine, in China, in Moscow and various other places.”

        Mr. Biden responded, “That is not true.”

        According to the senators’ Treasury records, it is true.

        In April 2014, President Obama made Mr. Biden the point man in Ukraine, after the Russian invasion, to persuade leaders to rid the country of rampant corruption.

        The next month, Hunter Biden showed up on the board of directors of the energy company Burisma Holdings, which the State Department considers corrupt, as it does its oligarch owner, Mykola Zlochevsky. Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer, already had secured a spot.

        Over the years, Burisma paid the two more than $4 million. Treasury records show that 48 wire transfers from May 2014 to February 2016 totaled $3.4 million. The money went to Rosemont Seneca Bohai, a shell company run by Mr. Archer in partnership with a Chinese investment fund.

        In 2014 and 2015, Burisma sent $700,000 directly to Hunter Biden. After Mr. Archer was arrested on fraud charges, Burisma sent Hunter Biden another $752,000.

        On China, Vice President Biden promoted closer ties to the communist regime on many fronts. He traveled to China in 2013 on Air Force Two and took along Hunter, who met with Chinese businessmen.

        “China ate your lunch, Joe,” Mr. Trump said Tuesday night. “And no wonder your son goes in and he takes out billions of dollars. He takes out billions of dollars to manage. He makes millions of dollars.”

        Mr. Biden said, “None of that is true.”

        The Bidens have adamantly denied reports that Hunter Biden’s investment firm received a $1 billion infusion.

        But the Senate report documents extensive ties between Hunter Biden and various Chinese entities that produced millions of dollars in wire transfers.

        In one example, China’s CEFC Infrastructure Investment wired $5 million to HudsonWest LLC, a New York company jointly owned by Hunter Biden and Chinese interests. HudsonWest then sent $4.7 million to Hunter Biden’s law firm. The next year, another $1 million was delivered.

        Hunter Biden sent 20 wire transfers totaling $1.3 million to Vice President Biden’s brother James for consulting services. Treasury flagged the transfers as potentially criminal, the Senate report said.

        When the bank contacted James Biden’s wife, Sara, to learn details, she refused to cooperate, the Senate report said.

        “Hunter Biden has extensive connections to Chinese businesses and Chinese foreign nationals that are linked to the Communist government,” the Senate report said. “Those contacts bore financial fruit when his father was vice president and after he left office.”

        The Senate report also said Hunter Biden sent money to Ukrainian and Russian women. The Treasury reports said the transactions are linked to “what appears to be an Eastern European prostitution or human trafficking ring.”

        There’s sure a lot of “consulting” going on, especially by people with no knowledge of the businesses or countries involved.

        As we can see, Joe’s powerful influence peddling enriched his whole family, and if he got (as Hunter’s email to his daughter indicates) half of the loot he got funneled to those other family members it would explain how a lifelong no-skills politician managed to become wealthy merely by being a lifelong politician.

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 11:56 am

        We need to note that Burisma says it paid JOE BIDEN a bribe. Not Hunter Biden.

        So the next questions should begin with the most obvious: What could Burisma get from Joe Biden worth an almost-million dollar bribe?

        Just spitballing here, but could it be to get him to get the investigation into Burisma halted (as was done using American taxpayer dollars as leverage). What else could the vice president of the United States, the official “point man for Ukraine” appointed by the president, possibly do to benefit an energy firm in that country that could justify an almost-million-dollar bribe?

        Well, Under Biden’s leadership, $3 billion in aid went to Ukraine, and his son’s company was implicated in the disappearance of $1.8 billion of that money.
        …………………………….

        Two major figures in this corruption feature prominently in Biden’s Ukraine investment.

        Zlochevsky founded Burisma in Cyprus in 2006. He served as natural resources minister under Yanukovych, and gave himself the licenses to develop the country’s abundant gas fields. He also had a flare for lavishness, running a super-exclusive fashion boutique named after himself.

        Burisma’s major subsidiaries ended up sharing the same business address as the natural gas firm controlled by Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoisky. He controlled the country’s largest financial institution, ProvatBank, through which the Ukrainian military and government workers got paid.
        …………..

        Both Biden and Kerry championed $1.8 billion in taxpayer-backed loans to be given to Ukraine courtesy of the IMF. That money would go directly through Kolomoisky’s PrivatBank, and then it would disappear. (Kerry’s stepson was a business partner of Archer and Hunter Biden in the company that got the millions of dollars from Burisma. )

        According to the Ukrainian anticorruption watchdog Nashi Groshi, “This transaction of $1.8 billion … with the help of fake contracts was simply an asset siphoning operation.”

        In December 2016, Ukraine’s government was forced to nationalize Privatbank in order to shore up Ukrainians’ savings. A Ukrainian lawmaker called it the “greatest robbery of Ukraine’s state budget of the millennium.”

        In February 2016, the government seized Burisma founder Zlochevsky’s assets and placed him on Ukraine’s wanted list. The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office seized Burisma’s gas wells.

        Even so, four days before Joe Biden arrived for his “swan song” visit in January 2017, the criminal investigation into Burisma was dropped.

        Devon Archer left the company at the end of 2016, but Hunter Biden remains on the board and continues to provide legal assistance. Archer and Biden have not been required to disclose their compensation from Burisma, but Bowling Green State University professor Oliver Boyd-Barrett wrote, “Potentially, the Biden family could become billionaires.”.

        As a side note, it might have been worth a lot of money to a known Ukrainian gangster to be removed from the U.S. government’s visa ban list prohibiting him from entering the country legally, where he had been placed due to his reputation for criminal activities. In 2015, however, after Hunter Biden and Devon Archer had joined Burisma’s board, Kolomoisky was given admittance back into the U.S. Influence with the Vice President of the United States and its Secretary of State has benefits, eh? The question is, how much did it cost?

      • Cluster October 20, 2020 / 12:46 pm

        None of it passes the smell test and is enough to disqualify Joe Biden from ever holding any public office.

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 2:02 pm

        I think the Treasury records, the Ukrainian investigations into both Bidens, the Burisma admission they bribed Joe Biden himself, and the entire tapestry of what we know so far all move this far beyond “smell test” territory into smoking gun, fingerprints on crooked money territory.

        That’s not even getting back to trying to impeach Trump for wanting to look into it.

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 6:59 pm

        So let’s make sure we’re on the same page. This is the guy you’re using as a source?

      • tryvasty October 20, 2020 / 7:33 pm

        Just so we’re on the same page, this is your source here?

        https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1118

        You’re still failing, by the way. My question isn’t what Joe and Hunter did. It is specifically what has Joe done? If people are paying for access to him, what specific things have they gotten out of it? You’re pretty good at the whole copy and paste routine, hoping I can’t be bothered to read your borrowed walls of text, but the only thing in this whole batch that even gets close to answering the question is some vague assertion that Joe wanted closer ties to China.

        Is that it? I’m supposed to get my panties in a bunch because whatever knob you copy and pasted that from thinks not starting a trade war with China is only something you’d do if you’re on the take?

        Feel free to give it another shot, though. Try again, this time only listing specific actions Joe Biden took because he was getting bribed. The more specific, the better.

        On a totally unrelated note, did you guys hear that Hunter’s emails only made it to the New York post after Fox News passed on the story because it was too unverifiable? Good times.

  14. Cluster October 20, 2020 / 8:49 am

    Eight black former Iowa football players are demanding $20 million and the firing of head coach Kirk Ferentz over alleged racial discrimination they encountered while playing for the Hawkeyes

    I say we give them their own water fountains too.

  15. Cluster October 20, 2020 / 8:52 am

    I haven’t caught Rush in the last few days but just read this terribly sad news

    Radio host Rush Limbaugh, 69, gave a somber update on his lung cancer diagnosis saying he can no longer deny he’s under a ‘death sentence’ and his cancer has shown signs of progression. The conservative political commentator offered a rare update on his health on his show on Monday saying: ‘It’s tough to realize that the days where I do not think I’m under a death sentence are over.’ Limbaugh had announced in February he was diagnosed with advanced lung cancer and he missed several shows in October for treatment. He said he and his doctors tweaked his treatment plan and chemotherapy drugs to keep the cancer’s progress ‘at bay’ for as long as possible. Limbaugh said he’s grateful to still be working and revealed he didn’t think he’d live past October 1 when he first received his diagnosis.

    God Bless Rush. You’ve done more for the conservative movement than anyone I can think of … Godspeed

    • Retired Spook October 20, 2020 / 10:16 am

      I’ve listened to Rush since 1991. IMHO, he’s one of, if not THE best political analysts of our lifetime. He’s going to be next to impossible to replace.

      My daughter was visiting from Michigan for the last three days, and I didn’t spend much time on-line while she was here. I’m really sorry I missed the spirited debate with Tryvasty.//sarc

  16. Cluster October 20, 2020 / 10:20 am

    Well it’s official ….. time to give them their own water fountains again

    Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is so mad at America’s two party system (and much more so at Trump) that he’s now embarking on establishing his own political party based on skin color.

    Over the weekend, the hip hop mogul and occasional rapper announced via Twitter the advent of his new political venture, which is a separate African American-centric party made up of “young Black elected officials and activists.” The ultimate irony is that Diddy told his fans he’s doing this to push back against President Trump “dividing us.”

    • Retired Spook October 20, 2020 / 10:31 am

      For my entire adult lifetime (I was 21 in 1966 when LBJ’s Great Society became reality) Democrats have pursued policies that were designed to destroy the black family, while at the same time giving them enough crumbs to keep 90+% of them voting Democrat. Trump has done more for blacks in 47 months than Biden has in 47 years, and I think we’re going to see that reflected in the election results.

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 10:42 am

        I hope so. Some black people have had the courage to come right out and refer to the “plantation” mentality of the Dems and the black people they have treated like livestock, providing for basic needs so they can harvest them for votes every two years.

      • Cluster October 20, 2020 / 10:50 am

        #blexit …. thank God for Candace Owens

      • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 12:14 pm

        I am so sick and tired of the Leftist whining mantra that Trump is “dividing us”.

        Which political system/party divides the nation into separate and disparate demographics and then sets them on each other to fight each other?

        President Trump sees Americans. Period. Some are black, some are white, some are Hispanic. Some are gay. Some are sexually confused and/or suffer from gender dysphoria. Some are poor, some are not. Some are Christian, some are Jewish, some are not religious. But in his mind, as he often tells us, he sees us as Americans first, united under the umbrella of our citizenship in this great land and hopefully by our love of it. His entire message, both verbal and through his personal actions and his performance as President, has been to unite us.

        It is the Left that sees disparate demographics and then works 24/7 to create conflicts, divisions, distrust, even hatred and violence among them. This is essential to Leftists gaining power—the Left has never been able to get a toehold in a nation which is comfortable, successful and peaceful. The Left needs chaos, it needs social instability, it needs conflicts, so it can sow and then harvest the resentments that follow.

        Then when they have splintered much of the nation into warring camps based on their own invented identities they blame Trump for this “divisiveness”.

      • dbschmidt October 20, 2020 / 9:50 pm

        Might want to mention that Pres. Trump was also the first private golf course owner to admit blacks and Jews….but you know he is just trying to divide us all. There is so much misinformation going around these days that we need to rebuild America from the ground up once more. Based on the old, outdated Constitution.

  17. Retired Spook October 20, 2020 / 12:17 pm

    Looks like that dick (pun intended), Jeffrey Toobin, has gotten himself in hot water.

    CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin won’t be seen on TV or probably anywhere else for a while.

    He was recently participating in a group call on Zoom with colleagues from WNYC Radio, when he was caught naked and pleasuring himself.

    The New Yorker has suspended reporter Jeffrey Toobin for masturbating on a Zoom video chat between members of the New Yorker and WNYC radio last week. Toobin says he did not realize his video was on. (emphasis – mine)

    Man, doncha hate when that happens? Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    • Amazona October 20, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      And the Left has given us another addition to the vocabulary, in addition to obediently tagging the word “preference” as somehow “offensive”.

      Now we can add “Zoom Yanker”.

      • Cluster October 20, 2020 / 12:47 pm

        hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  18. Amazona October 20, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    And if you’re wondering who’s voting this election, consider the curious case of constituent Cody Tims.

    In July, Cody received his voter registration form in the mail.

    That’s all well and good, but the Atlanta resident may have a hard time filling it out — he’s dead.

    And not recently — Mr. Tims passed, regrettably, 12 years ago.

    Still, even if he were up and around, he likely’d care little whether Trump triumphs or Joe ends up jubilant.

    Cody, after all, was — and, out of respect, I’ll say is — a cat.

  19. Retired Spook October 20, 2020 / 3:16 pm

    I pray that this guy is wrong, but I suspect that he’s not. That said, I hope his final conclusion is right. Two more weeks, and then we find out.

  20. dbschmidt October 20, 2020 / 10:28 pm

    After Trump is re-elected it will be time to gut the current public school system. I realize he doesn’t have the power at the Federal level but he can make it so the money follows the children. Don’t even need to get into the indoctrination versus education aspect but rebuild from the ground up.

    Actually, I am sure all them teachers in several cities around the US not feeling “safe” to return till 2021 have never left their homes in order to go to a store or even a drive thru because of their fear–well, except when they were marching without masks.

    Deal with them like insurance fraud and strip them of everything if the as much step out into their yard if they are so afraid.

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