Open Thread

Bobulinski pretty much settles it for me: Biden is bought. But, then again, we all knew that. Now we’re just sure who the purchaser is. This should finish Biden…but the MSM is working every button to suppress the story.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey – looking like a young, hip lunatic – testified that he doesn’t suppress dissent…but he’s against misinformation. That misinformation doesn’t include Holocaust denial.

Forget it: we know what Jack and his crew are about: censoring views which the Left hates. They just don’t hate Holocaust denial as much as they hate, say, someone pointing out Hunter Biden’s laptop. If we win – as I expect – we’re going to have to turn the anti-trust screws on these people. Either all opinions are censored, or none are.

The Anonymous guy who wrote about how Evil Wicked Bad Trump is turns out to be a nobody who wouldn’t be in a position to know. The New York Times puffed this guy up as the be-all of whistleblowers…which indicates how much credence you should lend to the MSM’s anonymous sources.

Angela Merkel is doing an all-female reboot of the Third Reich.

At this point, the divergence between the anti-Trump and pro-Trump political analysis is at such a variance that it can only be explained by one side lying. I’ve seen Experts say that Biden is cruising to a landslide while other Experts are going, “you know, other than polls, everything points to a Trump win”. I happen to agree with those thinking Trump is winning – because we have data about votes and rallies and spontaneous pro-Trump actions. We find out in six days: but if the anti-Trump guys are wrong, then it wasn’t a mistake: it was a deliberate attempt to use lies to swing the election to Biden.

Don Surber gives a good explanation for while the pollsters are so willing to lie.

61 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. dbschmidt October 28, 2020 / 6:45 pm

    Guess I am going to have to go with Sen. Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren and vote Trump (twice cause once I was a Democrat): “Donald Trump threatens the existence of human life, of all life, on this planet.”

    Sounds like a fitting end to 2020.

  2. Amazona October 28, 2020 / 9:24 pm

    It’s….it’s…it’s almost like a MIRACLE! Someone actually makes casper seem marginally smart, by comparison. Who woulda thunk it?

    But Sunny Hostin gifted us with an analysis of Supreme Court packing that is so astoundingly stupid and dense and clueless that even casper comes out looking a tiny bit less like the most intelllectually compromised person in the room.

    “We all know the Republican Party has been packing the Supreme Court for decades. They’ve been packing the judiciary for decades. Trump has put now three justices on the Supreme Court and just dozens and dozens of judges on the federal judiciary. So I think what we’re going to see is perhaps the Democrats unpacking the Supreme Court so that there’s more of a balance.”

    Aside from her cheerful eagerness to illustrate her stupidity by “explaining ” court packing in a way that has absolutely nothing to do with court packing, she then goes on to explain that the Supreme Court should have “more of a balance”. What the brain-dead bimbo doesn’t understand is that this would be a balance between justices who both understand and respect their roles in the judiciary and those who just don’t give a damn. Putting it another way, a balance between justices who are willing to follow the Constitution and those looking for a status that will let them violate it at will.

    • Cluster October 29, 2020 / 8:41 am

      When anybody mentions the “balance of the SC” you know they don’t understand the Constitution. And unfortunately there are a lot who don’t. The SC is, by deign, the weakest of the three branches. It’s only role to is review laws and determine if they comply with the Constitution. If it does, great it becomes law. If it does not, then it goes back to Congress to be reviewed, rewritten, or discarded. That is the process.

      Those who desire more of a “balance” on the SC think of the SC as a super legislature and expect them to tweak the laws or the Constitution so laws do conform and are not passed back to the legislature for review, and that is a very dangerous view of the court

  3. Cluster October 29, 2020 / 8:54 am

    I am so f***ing tired of this fake pandemic. Anyone under 50 has a 99.9% chance of survival. Everyone over 50 has a 99% chance of survival … so what in the hell are we doing? Are there some Americans actually saying that they will not take a 1% chance of death to keep this country moving forward? Is that how f***ing selfish we have become?

  4. Retired Spook October 29, 2020 / 10:55 am

    Yet more proof that Liberals have no sense of humor.

    Facebook cracked down on the conservative satirical site The Babylon Bee over an article mocking Hawaii’s Democratic Senator Mazie Hirono’s treatment of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett during last week’s confirmation hearings.

    Last Wednesday, the Bee ran a story with the headline, “Senator Hirono Demands ACB Be Weighed Against A Duck To See If She Is A Witch,” alluding to the intense grilling Barrett faced from Hawaii’s junior senator, who asked the judge if she had ever “sexually assaulted” anyone and scolded the nominee for using the term “sexual preference” to describe the LGBTQ community, which Barrett apologized for.

    “After two days of Amy Coney Barrett gracefully and stoically answering questions with perfect recall and no notes, suspicions grew on Capitol Hill that she might be a practitioner of the dark arts,” the Bee’s satirical report began.

    “Oh, she’s a witch alright, just look at her!” the Bee fictitiously quoted Hirono. “Just look at the way she’s dressed and how she’s so much prettier and smarter than us! She’s in league with Beelzebub himself, I just know it! We must burn her!”

    Facebook removed the post “for inciting violence,” just like they did the BLM threat that if Trump wins “we’re going to burn the system down.” Oh, wait — they didn’t you say? That’s odd. Why would they delete obvious satire and not an actual threat?

    • Cluster October 29, 2020 / 11:46 am

      Big Tech, just like Ma Bell and Standard Oil, need to be broken up.

  5. Retired Spook October 29, 2020 / 12:04 pm

    I was surfing around this morning, something I rarely do anymore, because I always feel like I have to take a shower afterwards. The paranoia of the Left is beginning to go off the charts, manifested in the number of posts and articles about the fear that, if Trump is re-elected, he’s going to get revenge on Democrats. Based on the hell they put him through the last 4 years, it’s a fear that’s certainly well founded. I doubt that he will, but part of me hopes he does. OTOH, if Democrats really do try to “burn the system down,” I suspect they’ll pay a steep price.

    • Cluster October 29, 2020 / 12:19 pm

      Oh I think a reckoning is coming in a Trump second term. Imagine what he can get done without the prospect of another election. Firing Wray and Haspel and cleaning house in the FBI and CIA would be a good start.

      • Amazona October 29, 2020 / 1:07 pm

        I have been saying for a long time that as soon as Trump wins reelection the gloves will be on the ice—heads will roll, indictments will flow and rioters will find themselves enjoying a nice Caribbean vacay in beautiful Cuba after the blow of having the Insurrection Act invoked and tactics shifting from merely breaking up groups of rioters to catching and holding them for trial.

        Imagine the blow not only to the rioters themselves but to their funders, as each and every one of them is arrested, photographed, has DNA put into a data base, is put on a no-fly list and held for a million dollars bail. When you are dealing with scum it’s a lot easier to get them to flip and reveal the funding mechanism, the organization involved in transportation and housing and so on, and it might be possible to go all the way to the top. Note to Soros: Naturalized citizens can have that citizenship revoked.

        Speaking of “going all the way to the top” it is time to go all the way to the Obama White House, including Biden and Clinton and Kerry. No more going after a few lowly foot soldiers while the leaders are safe.

        I might also give the social media agenda enablers a chance to avoid being broken up and/or indicted for election interference and illegal campaign contributions by letting them “volunteer” to post large posts, every day, about the purpose of the Supreme Court, the purpose of the judiciary in general, the meaning of “packing the Court” and other information now available to the public only through conservative venues. Make them post definitions of terms like “existential threat” and “socialism” and make them post accounts of government actions explaining why such-and-such happened. Make them allow posts explaining how they had, in the past, been advocates for a certain political agenda, abusing their power to try to alter the very makeup of our government. Make them chew their own arms off by making them post details about the separation of powers, the wrongness of legislating from the bench, and most of all about the true structure of all Leftist governments. Once the head of a social medium has defended its actions he becomes complicit in those actions and therefore should be charged as an individual, much as the driver of a getaway car can be charged with murder if the guys actually in the bank kill someone during the robbery.

      • Amazona October 29, 2020 / 1:18 pm

        Firing Wray and Haspel and cleaning house in the FBI and CIA would be a good start.

        I have a feeling there is a folder on Trump’s desk with a list of replacements, vetted by Bill Barr and a few other trusted and competent people. The timing of Trump’s recent Executive Order making it easier to fire upper level civil service bureaucrats was certainly a warning to the entrenched Deep State or, as the new more accurate term calls it, the Shadow Government. I know it cheered me up—-I’ve been wanting something like this for years now.

      • Retired Spook October 29, 2020 / 1:24 pm

        Oh I think a reckoning is coming

        It’s hilarious that, on the one hand you have Leftists worried that Trump will get even with them, and OTOH you have Leftists threatening to persecute Trump supporters after Biden wins. AND NONE OF THEM SEES THE IRONY.

      • Amazona October 29, 2020 / 5:46 pm

        Not just persecute Trump supporters but in the most traditional Soviet-style way, with “reeducation camps” and gulags and out-and-out elimination.

  6. Cluster October 29, 2020 / 12:23 pm

    This is on the Daily Caller this morning

    At press time, the political analysis website FiveThirtyEight gave Biden an 89 percent chance of electoral college victory, up one percentage point from his previous high, recorded on October 27. FiveThirtyEight currently predicts Biden will earn 346 electoral college votes — compared to 192 for Trump — with key wins in the battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

    I have never in my life seen so many people buy into the DC narrative and completely ignore what is actually happening on the ground throughout America. The media, pollsters, celebrities, ruling class politicians, etc. have lost completely touch with who Americans really are.

    In reality, they all promote this narrative so they don’t feel awkward at this weekends cocktail parties.

    • Amazona October 29, 2020 / 1:14 pm

      In reality, they all promote this narrative so they don’t feel awkward at this weekends cocktail parties

      Yeah…but what about NEXT weekend? Not that there will be many parties.

      BTW, do people even HAVE “cocktail parties” any more? In the Old Days, people drank actual cocktails—mixed drinks—-that they sipped while chatting and networking. These days they just slam shots trying to get as blasted as possible as fast as possible, no chatting involved. Try ordering a real cocktail sometime—most bartenders have no idea what you are talking about. I once ordered an Old Fashioned at one of Denver’s top (and most expensive) restaurants, and got a glass brimming with a sickly pink liquid. When I asked, and the waiter followed up, I was told it was bourbon (and if the bartender did this to Cobb Creek he should just be shot on the spot) with sugar and then the glass filled up with the juice from the cherries.

      No, I think the old concept of “cocktail parties” has run its course, and in my imagination these people now get together not in a convivial social setting but in hostile little gangs where they snarl and spit about how evil the Right is and how justified they are in doing what the Colorado Dem official admitted to—anything up to and including lying, cheating and stealing—to gain power.

      • Retired Spook October 29, 2020 / 1:36 pm

        I’ll bet the Feinstein, Schumer, Leahy, Pelosi crowd still does cocktail parties, and Sandy Cortez must be conflicted.

      • Amazona October 29, 2020 / 5:43 pm

        They can always go to Sandy’s only strength and have her tend bar

    • Retired Spook October 29, 2020 / 1:28 pm

      In reality, they all promote this narrative so they don’t feel awkward at this weekends cocktail parties.

      I think it goes beyond that. Anyone who predicts a Trump win simply won’t be invited to any cocktail parties.

  7. Amazona October 29, 2020 / 1:54 pm

    Liberal billionaire George Soros realized early on that prosecutors are the gatekeepers to the criminal justice system, and he decided to hand select attorneys who would do his bidding by refusing to prosecute entire categories of crimes, fundamentally “reimagining prosecution” and reverse-engineering the criminal justice system into something unrecognizable in the process.

    There are four fundamental problems with this rogue prosecutor movement. First, rogue prosecutors usurp the constitutional role of the legislature by refusing to prosecute entire categories of crimes. Second, they abuse the role of the county prosecutor by refusing to faithfully enforce the law. Third, they contribute to increases in violent crime in their cities through their reckless policies. Fourth, they ignore victims, in addition to public safety suffering overall.

    Sec. 331. Federal aid for State governments
    Whenever there is an insurrections in any State against its government, the President
    may, upon the request of its legislature or of its governor if the legislature cannot be
    convened, call into Federal service such of the militia of the other States, in the number
    requested by that State, and use such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to
    suppress the insurrection.

    Sec. 332. Use of militia and armed forces to enforce Federal authority
    Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or
    assemblages, or rebellion against the authority of the United States, make it impracticable
    to enforce the laws of the United States in any State by the ordinary course of judicial
    proceedings, he may call into Federal service such of the militia of any State, and use
    such of the armed forces, as he considers necessary to enforce those laws or to suppress
    the rebellion.

    Sec. 333. Interference with State and Federal law
    The President, by using the militia or the armed forces, or both, or by any other means,
    shall take such measures as he considers necessary to suppress, in a State, any
    insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination, or conspiracy,
    if it–
    (1) so hinders the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States
    within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege,
    immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the
    constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right,
    privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection;


    Therefore, it seems to me that the president could invoke the Insurrection Act not only in regard to the rioters but also to “rogue prosecutors”. That should allow investigations into who funded the elections of those prosecutors. And if this was funded by Soros, and he had his citizenship revoked, he would not be allowed to contribute in any way to American elections because he would be a foreigner. It seems to me that Sec. 333 allows the president to act within a state even if the state legislature, as mentioned in Sec 331, does not request him to do so.


    Insurrection: an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government


    I’d say, invoke the Insurrection Act, go after all rogue prosecutors who are …hinder(ing) the execution of the laws of that State, and of the United States within the State, that any part or class of its people is deprived of a right, privilege, immunity, or protection named in the Constitution and secured by law, and the constituted authorities of that State are unable, fail, or refuse to protect that right,
    privilege, or immunity, or to give that protection;
    That pretty much sums up the roles and actions of the rogue prosecutors. Let them fight this in court. In the meantime they are gone and some of them have probably implicated Soros or his groups in their funding and support.

    This in addition to arresting and charging each and every rioter in a riot where statements were made regarding (1) the overthrow of the US government, (2) the hindering of police efforts to enforce state or federal laws; and (3) attacks on law enforcement officers and their buildings, cars etc., all clearly intended to keep them from doing their jobs.

    • Cluster October 30, 2020 / 8:24 am

      Agreed 100%. I don’t know if anyone has thought of leveling the insurrection charge against Soros but it applies. Conservatives have also abdicated our role in academia. We need to get more involved there too

  8. Cluster October 30, 2020 / 8:47 am

    3 days later, MSNBC has yet to even mention Tony Bobulinski. ZERO COVERAGE

  9. Cluster October 30, 2020 / 9:22 am

    In just 6 short months, Americans have gone from being governed to being ruled. It can happen that quickly. Let’s defy authority, look in the face of death and laugh and open up our country.

    • Amazona October 31, 2020 / 8:15 pm

      King Polis has extended mandatory mask wearing in Colorado and closed down more businesses and schools I can’t help but wonder what his strategy is. Does he think that if enough Coloradans continue to hide under their beds this virus will eventually shrug its shoulders, so to speak, and just give up and go away? Does he truly not understand that it is here, and will continue to be here, just as other corona viruses are, and that whenever people are allowed to live freely and make their own decisions it will be there as one of the many things free people have to deal with in their daily lives? Or does he think we should just permanently change the way we live?

      I’ve been working on building a nice chicken house in Colorado so I can move my flock back down there for the winter, and am now seriously considering just overwintering in Wyoming, where people don’t wear masks, where they look each other in the eye and smile at each other and exchange greetings and live like normal people, not like quivering mole people hiding in their homes and being terrified of strangers, never smiling and just paranoid about every person they encounter.

      This mask thing is destroying the social structure of our nation where it is mandated. People in mask-required cities look hunted and haunted and paranoid. They won’t make eye contact with strangers, won’t smile or exchange greetings in supermarkets or other public places, and seem most eager to judge others for not wearing masks, or not wearing the “right” masks, or not wearing them the “right” way. I’m becoming more and more aware of the corrosive effect of forcing people to think this way, forcing them to isolate themselves from others and distrust others and fear others and judge others.

      I can’t even sit down and have a normal conversation with my vet about my cat. I have to leave him, in his carrier, on a square marked on the sidewalk, and then call the woman at the desk, who then scurries out and picks him up and and hustles back inside as quickly as she can. It’s insane.

      Something to think about: emphasis mine. (“Maskholes”–LOL)

      Remember that “science” that they always like to throw in the face of conservatives? Let’s take a quick look at this info through the lens of actual science. They just told us that smoke particulates are too small to be stopped by a cloth mask. While N95 masks will protect up to 95% of particles, down to .1 microns in size. A quick Google search will tell us that smoke particles and debris are usually .4 to .7 microns in size. According to the CDC, cloth masks are not effective in stopping materials that size.

      Another quick Google search will tell us that the Wuhan Virus is .12 microns in size, about a quarter in size of the smoke and fire debris particulate. Even if we factor for the “respiratory droplets” that are allegedly to blame for the spread of coronavirus, those droplets are as small as .5 microns, or as small or smaller than smoke and fire debris particulate. These factors and figures aren’t hidden in some CDC vault that only their scientists are capable of accessing. Yet another quick Google search will show these figures within seconds.

      The CDC cannot, on one hand, demand we wear masks because of the prevention of the spread of a disease (or droplets containing the disease) and then tell us that those same masks are ineffective in stopping particles that are bigger than the disease we are trying to prevent.

      Should you wear a mask while in public places? Yes, if anything to keep the maskholes in check. Are they effective? The CDC doesn’t seem to think so.

  10. Cluster October 30, 2020 / 10:09 am

    Oh oh ….

    Today we completely destroy any idea that the Biden family and Hunter Biden are All American heroes.

    Hunter Biden not only was involved in depraved activities, he filmed them and took pictures of these events too and today we have evidence that he published and promoted these activities at the porn website PornHub.

    • Amazona October 31, 2020 / 7:52 pm

      Let’s not forget these insights into the sexual freak show that is the Biden family:

      Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley wrote in her journal last year that she “was probably molested”, including being made to shower with her father Joe Biden as a child.

      Hunter Biden has thousands pictures of his niece Natalie Biden, some of them in lewd poses with Hunter and naked as a young teen, on his laptop. Hunter Biden was having sex with his sister-in-Law Hallie Biden before and after his brother Beau died, and there are emails in which the sister-in-Law/mistress Hallie is complaining to Hunter about his inappropriate activities with her daughter /Hunter’s blood niece Natalie, who was 14 at the time. So Hunter Biden was, apparently, sexually involved simultaneously with his sister-in-Law and his pubescent blood niece.

      Another child with thousands of photos on Hunter’s laptop (at least eight young girls outside the Biden family feature prominently on Hunter’s laptop) is Senator Chris Coons’ daughter. She is already recognizable as the teen girl in the super-creepy video of Joe Biden nuzzling and kissing her at her father’s swearing-in.

      When Hallie Biden started complaining to Joe about Hunter’s behavior with her young daughter, Joe and Jim rallied to Hunter’s defense and called Hallie a liar. I wonder how they feel about these photos coming out now.

      • Retired Spook October 31, 2020 / 8:00 pm

        I’ve heard rumors about the things you mention. Have these emails been made public/leaked?

      • Amazona October 31, 2020 / 8:37 pm

        Sorry—-I hadn’t inserted links yet. Here are a couple of references. Supposedly Giuliani has confirmed in general terms what has been reported about the child porn.

        Approximately one third of the explicit photos of minors in Hunter Biden’s laptop were of the same 14-year-old girl — who is one of his relatives, according a shocking new report. Not only were there inappropriate photos of the child on her own, but Hunter Biden was in some of them with her. “A source close to the matter, though, who claims to have seen the images on Hunter’s laptop, told Revolver that about one-third of the images are of the same underage girl. Some of the images are topless, while in others she is shown in suggestive positions with Hunter himself,”

        Today, on the laptop, emails were released between Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie, and Joe Biden in 2017 and more in 2018 when she and Hunter were still living together. They were casually talking about the continual “sexually inappropriate behavior” she had witnessed from Hunter toward her 14-year-old daughter, Natalie, HIS NIECE!…

        She told Joe that she felt she had put her children in a dangerous situation by getting involved with Hunter Biden. Joe knew his son was screwing around with his niece and he advised his daughter-in-law to go to therapy…..No one went to the police and the abuse escalated. THAT is the main reason she broke off her relationship with Hunter.

        Among the pictures of Hunter having sex with young Asian children, there were hundreds of provocative pictures of a 14-year-old girl, mainly topless, and hundreds more of Hunter Biden, in sexual poses with her, HIS NIECE. She was 14 yrs old and HE WAS 48!!

        And then there are texts to or from Hunter, shown in screen shots in an article I quoted:

  11. Amazona October 30, 2020 / 10:14 am

    Time to laugh (again) at the pants-wetting sheer hysteria of the Left.

    I was talking to the kids last night and one of them asked about John McCain, I gave the overview—hotdogger Navy pilot, POW, allegedly heroic in captivity, returned to States, married heiress, got into politics, lost his spine and integrity along the way—and that led to Sarah Palin, just in passing. And that led to telling them about her appearing on Masked Singer, and rapping “Baby Got Back”.

    Naturally, we had to pull up video on that, and to do so had to wade through Lefty screeching about the horror—the HORROR! I tell you!”—-of seeing Sarah Palin having fun onstage, doing a pretty darned good job (especially considering that she was wearing a fluffy pink teddy bear costume) of cultural appropriation or something.

    The whining, whimpering, screeching and moaning about this was too funny. It turns out that Sarah Palin appearing in public and dancing around to some hip-hop hit was actually the end of civilization as we know it, an existential threat to all that is good in the world, and if it were not requiring admitting to a Christian belief it may have marked the beginning of the End Of Days.

    Being a Lefty must be awfully exhausting. If not in the midst of a meltdown, there is the stress of constant vigilance looking for something to start a meltdown. I would be worn out within a week after over-emoting to pretty much anything that came along if it didn’t have the hammer and sickle stamp of approval on it.

    • Cluster October 30, 2020 / 10:19 am

      They are never happy and always complaining of something …. they are exhausting to live around

  12. Cluster October 30, 2020 / 1:15 pm

    So while the Democrats were impeaching Trump for simply asking a question about possible corruption … the FBI was in possession of the materials proving it

    WASHINGTON (SBG) – A justice department official has confirmed to Sinclair Broadcast Group that the FBI opened up a criminal investigation into Hunter Biden and his associates back in 2019, focused on allegations of money-laundering and that the probe remains active.

    Nice bunch of folks they have over there. It would be a shame if something happened to them

  13. Cluster October 31, 2020 / 9:17 am

    RIP Sean Connery ….. hell of an actor

    • Retired Spook October 31, 2020 / 10:21 am

      I can’t think of another actor who I enjoyed more in a variety of rolls over the course of my life than Sean Connery.

  14. jdge1 October 31, 2020 / 10:34 pm

    A few Halloween laughs.

    A Biden sign covered in blood in someone’s yard in the middle of a graveyard scene.

    Then my oldest dressed up in a suit with an oversized Trump head. Would be interesting to hear / see the comments when he went out.

    Another yard with a Trump and Biden sign side-by-side. That should be an interesting household. Wonder if they’re still talking to each other.

    • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 10:58 am

      I’m surprised. So far I have seen Johnson as a kind of Trumpian leader, and this retreat seems out of character with the rest of his leadership so far.

      I’m not sure when elected officials all started to adopt the Leftist attitude that they were elected not just to govern but to think for the people and make decisions for the people, which of course is only a half-step away from simply controlling the people.

      • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 11:06 am

        I read somewhere that Boris almost died from the virus and because of that, he is hook, line and sinker into the panic. The survival rate of this virus is over 95% for all age groups so my advice is to manage the virus by protecting the 5% and allowing the 95% to live. Just a thought

  15. Cluster November 1, 2020 / 9:31 am

    My sentiments exactly and I suspect the sentiments millions of Americans share:

    I was originally a Marco Rubio supporter, then a Ted Cruz fan as the field winnowed. I never dreamed this guy whose TV show I’d been a fan of could do anything but humiliate himself and the party …….. Three Supreme Court Justices, countless needless regulations repealed, tax cuts for everyone, unthinkably low unemployment, a booming economy, no new wars, Middle East peace deals, ISIS decimated, NAFTA gone, and American pride rising. I was very wrong.

    • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 10:53 am

      I was never a Rubio fan—aside from his ineligibility for the presidency, as he is not a Natural Born Citizen, his spinelessness in the Trayvon Martin case did not impress me. Ted Cruz, yes. For one thing, Cruz was—and remains—literally the only politician I have seen base his politics directly on the Constitution. I thought that someone as committed to the Constitution as he is as well as so able to explain it and his policies so well would be a great president. BTW, I still think he would be a great president.

      I fought the Trump nomination, tooth and nail. I remember going up against you, Cluster, on this. It’s not that I thought he would be a bad president—after all, the bar was set pretty low by that time—but that he would be a bad candidate and lose the election for us. I found the reasons for supporting him to usually sound pretty silly and shallow—“he’s a fighter” or “he’s not a politician”—-but was happy to see him elected, given the other option.

      I am happy to admit I have come over to the Trump side. I still cringe at his inarticulate way of expressing himself sometimes but aside from that I find myself deeply and profoundly appreciative of his handling of the presidency. I have come to respect him, something I truly did not expect to happen. I’ve even come to like him.

      I tend to push back at overheated hyperbole, but I have come to think he will actually go down in our history as one of our greatest presidents. When I look at not only what he has accomplished but at what has to be the underlying political philosophy pushing them, and factor in what would be for any other president an insurmountable level of opposition and interference I can’t feel anything but admiration.

      One of his legacies is going to be his example of how to be president in the face of the International Left and its (finally declared) open war on our very way of life.

    • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 11:13 am

      I agree. I can not believe what this man has accomplished in the face of unprecedented resistance from the Left. Impeachment didn’t slow him down one bit. Trump IS the most pro life, pro American, and certainly the greatest president of my lifetime already and I look forward to a second term without the prospect of him having to run again. If we give Trump the House and keep the Senate, we can vanquish the Left. Or at least set them back a few decades. And considering Trumps judicial nominees, the Left is already set back quite a bit.

      • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 11:24 am

        I do think the key to making the Trump era a pivotal point in American history and politics would be a voice explaining to the public not just what he has been doing, but WHY.

        While people who understand the Constitution celebrate the seating of Constitutionally-driven judges, the sheeple just see this as sneaky “packing” the courts with politically motivated manipulators of the law. Because their Leftist appointees are politically motivated manipulators of the law.

        If we don’t get a grip and start to act smarter than we usually do, we are going to end the Trump era with half the nation more ticked off than ever because they simply will not understand that what he has done has not been done to shore up political power but to return the nation to Constitutional governance.

        Our job will be, once Trump is reelected, to use the next four years to stabilize the nation in every way and to create a solid and appealing framework for the next Republican candidate. If all we do is plow ahead eroding Leftist power centers and getting the judiciary in shape we will have accomplished a lot, but also created the opportunity for the Left to misrepresent what has happened.

        C’mon, man! We can do better than we have. We MUST do better than we have.

      • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 12:38 pm

        Our job will be, once Trump is reelected, to use the next four years to stabilize the nation in every way and to create a solid and appealing framework for the next Republican candidate.

        Oh ok. I suppose this is a better approach then mine …. which is just to hang them all lol

    • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 11:15 am

      Oh and I too am a Cruz fan and also think he would be a great POTUS. I just hope whoever follows Trump, does not back down one bit from the fight. With the Left, collegiality is a weakness.

      • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 11:36 am

        I think Trump has set a standard for dealing with the Left. Think about it—before the last four years, can you think of any Republican members of Congress, in either house, who have been as strong and focused and articulate as. say, Jim Jordan or Devin Nunes or any of the other Congressional warriors who have been taking the battle to the Left and shoving it down their throats? I watched the “impeachment” hearings and was so impressed by the new energy and combativeness of the Republicans, who finally stood up and said they weren’t going to take it any more. Even Lindsay Graham, of all people, showed up in his Honey Badger persona and told them how the cow ate the cabbage. (The article about the Texans taking over the Biden bus tour kind of sparked my memory of some Texan colloquialisms.)

        Sometimes I listen to Cruz’s podcast, “Verdict” (highly recommended, BTW) and can see that he has made some shifts in the last four years. The other day he talked about his battles with Trump in the primaries and being told by many friends that he would HAVE to set aside his natural animosity toward Trump (whose behavior toward Cruz was pretty despicable) and work with him. He has come to appreciate Trump, and I think has also come to understand the necessity of being more aggressive toward the Left. He has explained his request to be removed from the SCOTUS list as wanting to be able to remain in the political arena, and I think that means planning to run for the presidency in 2024. I don’t see Cruz as being “collegial” to the enemy, and now that the Dems have openly sided with the anti-American Left there is no reason to even try, as they have identified themselves not as just an American political party with a different approach to governance but as the enemy.

      • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 12:42 pm

        Extremism in the defense of liberty is not a vice. And honey badger don’t give a shit lol

      • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 12:43 pm

        That is one of my all-time favorite videos.

    • jdge1 November 1, 2020 / 11:40 am

      In a recent conversation with my daughter we were talking about potential conservative candidates AFTER President Trump’s 2nd term. Based on several factors, many having to do with how he’s recently handled political situations, Senator Cruz seems like a strong potential to carry the torch. While VP Pence is an admirable man with a strong moral compass, who believes in the constitution as written, believes in a strong military and a number of other solid conservative ideas, from what I’ve seen so far, he seems lacking in the ability to go into strong attack mode. The ability and willingness to go into attack mode is part of what’s help President Trump. Far too many other “republican” politicians simply cower when being pushed by the left, which ultimately means the left keeps gaining ground. Not so with President Trump, which is why the left is so frantic in their attempts to be rid of him. Senator Cruz certainly has the ability and willingness to attack.

      • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 12:42 pm

        I have never sensed a strong political ambition in Pence. I saw him speak at CPAC back in 2010, I think it was, and was dynamic and charismatic and I became a Pence fan. I think he’s got all the attributes of a good president, but maybe not put together in a way that would let him fight the election fight to get elected. Drop him into the presidency and I think he has the fortitude to plow ahead and get the job done.

        I’d go with Cruz because I’ve always liked him, and because he is seasoned. He’s been through it and he knows what to do and how to do it, regarding dealing with the Loony Left and its more sinister leadership. Behind him on the bench are so many strong young leaders who, if properly mentored and seasoned, should provide the GOP with competent and strong leadership for at least another generation. We’ve got Jordan, Nunes, Elise Stefanik, Matt Gaetz, Lee Zeldin, Doug Collins and impressive rising stars like Governor Kristi Noem–and those are just some of the younger conservatives.

        Going through this list of 2016 wannabes and others considered as possible candidates ( I think nearly all have been permanently removed from consideration, mostly just because they have been replaced with better options.

        Who’s on the Dem bench? No one I think of as remotely competent, much less attractive as a potential candidate. Look at who they have. Schifty, the Waddler, Chuck You, a generally doddering collection of personality disorders.

      • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 12:44 pm

        Republicans would indeed cower and back down and the Left KNEW they would because the Left controls every apparatus in DC, mainly the Agencies and the Media, and our weak republicans would not have the backbone to confront all of them ….. until Trump

    • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 11:13 am

      When I first read about this, the Trump cavalcade merely followed the Biden bus, honking and waving flags. Now, in typical pants-wetting Dem fashion, it “ambushed” the Biden bus, threatened it and its occupants, and in general acted like Leftist thugs. I am sure there is lots of phone video out there of the reality of the event. What impressed me about this is the fact that all these Trump supporters turned out near Austin, that little blue cyst in an otherwise red state.

      As the article pointed out, the Biden group took advantage of this to shift gears, from having to try to explain turnouts in double digits (no doubt planning to excuse them as being “well within safe limits”) to being victims of big bad bullies, wahhhh wahhhhh wahhhhh.

      Hey, you whiny Lefties—if you don’t want to have to deal with Texans, stay out of Texas.

  16. Amazona November 1, 2020 / 12:17 pm

    I ran across a claim that Joe Biden had had a girl touch his crotch so I did a quick search. It seems that a lot of the videos of him messing around with girls are on and they object to ad blocking but I did find some others. I only watched one and though most of the 15 seconds of him with his hand on a little girl’s breast COULD be explained by the height difference as he put his arm around a girl much shorter than he and it just naturally fell below her armpit, putting his hand on her chest, the last couple of seconds when he blatantly gave the girl’s breast a squeeze literally made my stomach churn.

    (BTW, this was at the swearing-in of new Colorado Senator Michael Bennett, oddly referred to here as “Mike” though he is never called that. I’ll bet that Bennett will still vote for Biden.)

    At the swearing-in of Kelly Ayotte he pawed her daughter throughout the ceremony–as he was reading the oath one hand was stroking the little girl’s head and it certainly appears that he was rubbng his crotch against her, even pulling her into him to do so.

    Gateway Pundit has a compilation of CSPAN videos of Biden fondling young girls at Senate swearing-in ceremonies. He would inevitably pick out a young girl to stand in front of him and often be stroking her hair or keeping his hands on her shoulders, with one of those hands often straying downward toward a breast. In one, Jeff Sessions swats Biden’s hand away from a little girl, says something to Biden and then escorts the little girl away from him.. In one the face of a little girl as Biden’s hand drops to her chest makes it clear she knew this was wrong, and her sister even picked up on it.

    • Cluster November 1, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      The Biden’s are creepy, corrupt, and the very definition of the SWAMP.

      • Amazona November 1, 2020 / 3:17 pm

        The Bidens have always been corrupt, but seeing sexual deviance in both father and son is, as you say, creepy. Seeing the way Joe acts around little girls explains why, when his daughter-in-law tried to talk to him about Hunter’s behavior toward HER daughter (Joe’s granddaughter) he told HALLIE to go into therapy. As if the problem really lies in objecting to the behavior, not the behavior itself.

        And his daughter says Joe made her take showers with him. Eeeuuwwwww

  17. jdge1 November 1, 2020 / 2:05 pm

    There have been reports and pictures of numerous “small pocket” groups supporting President Trump. For example, there are pictures of nuns sitting behind Trump at one rally. There where groups of Amish at a rally in PA. I’ve read a significant number of Americans with Columbia heritage in the FL area who are supporting Trump. Even the native American Indians are showing strong support for Trump, saying no other president in their lifetime has advanced their causes like Trump. Add all of these together with voters from larger groups like black, Jews, & Hispanics showing significant gains to the right side vote and you get a rather vivid picture that President Trump is supported by and working for Americans as a whole.

  18. jdge1 November 1, 2020 / 3:35 pm

    I don’t have a lot of information on this but recently read a very disturbing statement related to COVID vaccinations – ” …part of the plan is to monitor vaccine recipients for 24 months after the first dose using biosensors that record and share biological data.” I’ve read before about vaccines containing “biosensors and other tracking mechanisms”. While certain sectors of the governments could peddle this as the need to collect valuable information directly related to the vaccination, I could easily see this being used for far more sinister reasons. There should be NO doubt in anyone’s mind that the COVID virus is as much a political weapon as a biologic weapon being used to dramatically subdue personal freedoms, destroy certain economies and make the general population largely dependent on government.

  19. Retired Spook November 1, 2020 / 4:35 pm

    Some interesting anecdotal data about COVID-19 from Indiana. Last spring deaths statewide were booking along at 30+ per day at the peak. The most recent data from the state’s COVID site indicates 28 deaths statewide from 10/21 to 10/31 in spite of the fact that new cases are setting records. In Whitley County where I live the number of cases has more than doubled in the last month or so, from around 270 to 573 today (still only about 1.7% of the total population of around 34,000), but the number of deaths has been at 6 since May, making the current death rate just a fraction over 1%. And I know for a fact from a discussion with the director of the county health department that 2 of the 6 actually died from something else, so the real death rate is .7%.

    I heard an interesting statistic the other day that I had to check because, based on the media’s glowing treatment of NY Governor Cuomo, it just didn’t sound like it could be true — but it is. Peru has the worst death rate of any country in the world at 104 per 100,000 population. New York’s death rate is 172/100,000. Now, in all fairness to New York, New Jersey’s death rate is even worse at 184/100,000.

    • Cluster November 2, 2020 / 8:12 am

      One day, and I hope that day is soon. We are all going to look back on this and think …. maybe we overreacted.

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