Out and About

Trump won’t be charged for inciting a riot. These people are simply ridiculous.

Google suspended Parler from its app store. They really are going full blast into censorship.

Nikki Haley took a look at her political career and decided to burn it down. She said she wanted to deliver some “hard truths” in her speech to the RNC. What she delivered was idiocy. Look, I can understand if you don’t like Trump but right now, at this moment, if you are a GOPer, you don’t say anything bad about him. Keep your trap shut, ya dig? She opened hers – and she’ll still be hated on the Left, and now is forever mistrusted on the right. She’ll be the Jeb! of 2024.

New York City continues to be destroyed by the Democrats. Freed at last from any loyalty to the old, Corporate GOP, we should have a stunning opportunity here to start pulling Blue city voters over to our side.

How much ammo should you carry? Short answer: how much can you carry?

Murkowski is probably not going to run for re-election in 2022.

Georgia promises election reforms. Right now, we control the whole Georgia government. Put in a few Florida-style reforms, and Georgia might remain competitive for a few cycles (we are losing it: it is getting to be another Virginia…OTOH, North Carolina is becoming another Florida).

Senator Manchin said he wouldn’t go for $2,000.00 in Biden Bucks for ‘Rona relief – but, now maybe he will.

Joe Biden’s paymasters in China are claiming the concentration camps liberate women. Expect more of this as the next four years unfold.

30 thoughts on “Out and About

  1. Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 10:16 am

    Do you have video or a transcript of Nikki Haley’s speech? It’s not on You Tube. The linked article as well as other similar articles don’t make it sound as bad as you paint it. She criticized Trump’s choice of words, and said his actions since the election will be judged harshly by history, but went on to praise much of what he’s accomplished. If I had one major criticism of Trump it would be his choice of words most of the time. That said, the media lies about what he said most of the time, so it’s getting hard to know what or who to believe anymore. Our adversaries are pros at developing and using propaganda, and we’d better figure out a way to counter it if our Republic is to survive.

    This article paints a different picture of Haley’s remarks.

    • Mark Noonan January 9, 2021 / 11:09 am

      I think that any comment against Trump by a GOPer will be seen as a betrayal by the base…and Haley already has doubts on her real views.

      Meanwhile, when Pelosi tried to get the military to disobey orders yesterday, she essentially was asking them to conduct a military coup.

      • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 2:00 pm

        These vile creatures literally have no shame as they try to ensure that any action by the president will be tainted by their reckless and vicious attacks. officials warn of grave danger if the president is left unchecked. Really? Which “officials”? Nancy’s official chin-wiper? Her official Ugly Mask designer?

    • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 11:22 am

      As far as that goes, does anyone have a recording of what Trump actually told the crowd? I got an email of a statement supposedly made by a person who was there, whose account of what Trump said was totally different from the Agenda Media accounts.

      What, exactly, is the goal of going after Trump now? I don’t mean by the Left, as their goal of utterly destroying him has not changed since Election Day 2016, but by Republicans? It looks like some are not only afraid of being targeted by the mobs now that he is gone, they are pandering to them, saying in effect “Don’t come after me, I’m on your side. Look—–I’ll help you take down his legacy now that you took him down.”

      It’s bad enough to think that since Trump is finished anyway so they might as well change sides and suck up to the new masters in hope of a few crumbs or pats on the head, but they are taking the party down with their craven submission to the mob.

      We have talked here, when talking about other riots, of the pack mentality, of the phenomenon where people get caught up in the emotional tide and start doing what everyone around them is doing, even if that was not their intent or does reflect a true desire to do harm. It is the application of this to emotionally stirred-up crowds that lets agitators and instigators turn crowds of people into mobs of rioters. But somehow that knowledge has evaporated in the aftermath of this relatively minor uprising, and now the narrative is that violent people went to DC with the intent to riot and that they were purposely sent to do so by the president.

      And now I am seeing it in the rhetoric of people like Haley and Liz Cheney. I used to admire Liz Cheney, but no more. I sent her a scathing email telling her I am ashamed of her for her disgusting piling-on talk about the president, and reminded her that her own state adopted The Code Of The West as its official statement of ethics, citing
      7. Ride for the brand
      8. Talk less, say more.
      9. Remember that some things are not for sale.

      The people who broke into the building are not the only ones caught up in the pack mentality.

      • Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 12:37 pm

        Here’s the transcript of Trump’s prepared remarks at the rally on January 6th. In only two places in the speech did he mention marching to the Capitol:

        Donald Trump: (18:16)

        We have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated, lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard. Today we will see whether Republicans stand strong for integrity of our elections, but whether or not they stand strong for our country, our country.

        and at the end:

        So let’s walk down Pennsylvania Avenue. I want to thank you all. God bless you and God bless America. Thank you all for being here, this is incredible. Thank you very much. Thank you.

      • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 1:10 pm

        Oh, the horror! When I consult my secret decoder ring his REAL message is clear.

        You know who hears dog whistles? Dogs. That is why Nancy Pelosi claims she heard one from Trump, and was able to run it through that addled wine-drenched brain to decipher it.

        Though I really should not disrespect dogs that way.

        Speaking of dogs—–it might be a factor of a different era, but for a long time “Bowser” was a common name for a dog, usually a hound or mutt. I think of that every time the Mayor of D.C. starts to howl.

  2. Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 11:42 am

    The Justice Department spent more time investigating whether or not Tom Brady under-inflated his footballs in the 2014 AFC championship game against the Colts than they did investigating the 2020 election.

    We’re dealing with an adversary that not only doesn’t play by the rules, they make up their own rules as they go along, un-restrained by the Constitution and the rule of law because they have the people making and enforcing the laws as well as 90% of the media running interference for them. I’m not sure how anyone with a conscience and a functioning moral compass deals with that in a legal and moral way. Unless someone on the Democrat side has a complete change of heart, it’s eventually going to come down to an ugly, knock-down, drag-out fight in which a lot of people on both sides are going to assume room temperature. There’s just no other way to deal with an ends-justifies-the-means mentality, particularly when the ends involves massive loss of freedom for everyone except those at the top.

  3. Amazona January 9, 2021 / 12:46 pm

    I’ve always admired Kurt Schlicter, but yesterday his interview with Buck Sexton eroded a lot of that respect. He kept referring to his conviction that being in the military and then a lawyer meant his perspective on the legal challenges to the election were somehow special. Yet I found them shallow.

    I couldn’t catch all of the interview, being in and out of the car, but the comment that had me ready to yell at the radio were his explanations that the courts are not supposed to intervene in elections, and that even if you can prove that a number of people voted twice, WHAT COULD A COURT DO ABOUT IT? After all, he “reasoned”, you don’t know who they voted for, so what could you do with the votes?


    (The image that flashed into my mind when he said that was of the dog intelligence study done, where treats were hidden and then dogs of various breeds were graded on how quickly they could find them and even the techniques they used to find them. I flashed on the memory of the poor Basset Hound, who, when a treat was placed under a can, just shrugged and evidently thought “Well, that’s gone now” and wandered off.)

    One might expect a lawyer to understand that the courts are not supposed to “intervene in elections” but they ARE supposed to apply the law. A court is not supposed to look down the road at what might be the effect of a ruling and base it on speculation about the eventual outcome.

    I don’t know how the various suits were phrased, but I suggest that a court could, and should, rule on a narrow and specific complaint: That a legislature, or officials, could not legally certify a vote count as accurate if presented with compelling evidence that there was no way to know the true vote count given the various irregularities.

    Never mind “would it change the outcome if X number of votes were switched?” Never mind “Well, how could we know who the double votes were for?” Never mind agendas, or outcomes. The only question that should have been asked, and the only question that should be asked now, is “How can someone certify a vote count as accurate knowing that many illegitimate votes were cast?”

    But everyone got bogged down in extraneous concerns:
    Should a court pick the president? (No)
    But who should get the challenged votes? (Doesn’t matter. All that matters is that NO ONE knows who should get them, meaning a vote count saying one person or another did is obviously inaccurate)
    Are there enough challenged or proven illegitimate votes to change the outcome? (Not the issue at hand, which is how you can claim to know how many votes were cast for any candidate once illegitimate votes were mixed in with legitimate votes)
    But we can’t prove that any number of the votes cast were illegitimate because some were (and that is the point…when it can’t be proved how many and which votes were legitimate then it is impossible to say with any degree of certainty how many were cast for any candidate)

    People kept letting themselves get bumped off the path to justice, which is demanding that certification mean something, into the weeds of fretting about this detail or that detail.

    Any competent and objective court could have ruled on the evidence that the vote count submitted for certification could not be accepted as accurate based on proofs like non-residents voting, dead people voting and people voting twice. Courts rule on circumstantial evidence all the time, and could also rule on circumstantial evidence, such as eyewitness accounts of multiple scanning of some ballots, no chain of custody, mysterious vote switches attributed to machine failure and so on, because these events cast serious and significant doubts on the validity of the vote count. For either side.

    It should have come down to a simple yes or no question: Can you legitimately and legally certify something as true and accurate if it can’t be shown to be true and accurate? I think the answer is obvious. No, you can’t.

    So what would be the outcome of such a ruling? That the votes of that state could not be certified and therefore the state would not be able to seat Electors in the Electoral College. Would this disenfranchise the legitimate voters in that state? Yes, it would. But that is a consequence of electing bad people, or electing people who appoint bad people, and of failing to not only apply rigid oversight to the election process but failing to demand in advance that strict regulations will have to be followed in the election. It basically comes down to the responsibility for good elections being a duty of the citizens long before votes are actually cast.

    Would there be great rending of clothes and tearing of hair, screeches of fury and outrage, burning of buildings and riots in the streets, a spate of lawsuits and appeals and challenges? Of course there would. There would be a giant mess to clean up. But this mess is a mess that has to be cleaned up anyway if we want to save the Republic, and starting from ground zero of applying a basic law to the basic event of certifying votes would start a domino effect in which courts would then be forced to rule on actual laws, not hoped-for agendas. And these issues ARE in the purview of the legal system, which is, after all, the application of the law to the actions of people and governments.

    • Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 12:57 pm

      Can you imagine if a bank robber was caught on video; absolutely no question of identity, but the prosecutor declined to prosecute because the bank couldn’t provide an exact number for the amount of money stolen? That’s essentially what we’ve seen in this election.

      • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 1:05 pm

        Add to that the claim that no one should even bother to investigate because he didn’t take all of the money so it wouldn’t matter anyway

    • Mark Noonan January 9, 2021 / 1:33 pm

      Kurt is a good guy, but he’s got a brand to protect! I’ve wondered about that – if the “Mirrors” series ever took off like his Turnbull novels did…would I trim my sails a bit to the prevailing wind? I hope not!

      But the real bottom line, in my view, is that the State Legislatures failed in their duty. They have plenary power in the matter of Electors. Once it was clear that the vote was compromised so severely that a true count could never be known, it was up to them to make their best decision about which slate of Electors to send. Even if they had decided on Biden Electors, it would have still had the merit of being done according to law. By dodging and allowing the Courts to simply ignore the evidence, all they did was convince Trump voters that they were being shafted.

      • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 1:47 pm

        They did not just fail in their duty, they committed a class 3 felony by falsely certifying results that could not be certified. They should be held to account by their constituencies and their state AGs.

        They didn’t need to freak people out by appointing Electors that did not represent the unverifiable votes. All they had to do was issue statements that due to the various inconsistencies, irregularities, proofs if illegitimate votes, violations of state election laws, etc. they could not in good conscience certify that the stated vote count was valid.

        If they wanted to posture as being truly concerned about the integrity of the electoral process they could have followed this up with a statement about the need to protect the votes of the citizens of their state in the future by cleaning up the state’s election processes and guaranteeing that future votes will be certifiable as legitimate, and pledge to work on getting that accomplished.

      • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 1:48 pm

        I don’t think you protect your brand as a smart guy, much less a hotshot lawyer, by making statements that are based on shallow and incomplete assessments of the legal issues in question.

  4. Amazona January 9, 2021 / 1:39 pm


    The left is attempting a decapitation strike against conservative leaders in all branches. They are just getting started, and Biden is not even slurping pudding in the White House bathroom yet.

  5. dbschmidt January 9, 2021 / 3:14 pm

    Well, now I am starting to seriously look for another place to live even if it is in a different county here in NC.

    The NC DOJ has asked the resident Stasi to report in. NC DOJ (Josh Stein) have asked people here to review the film clips of the capitol and identify anyone to them.

    Changing at least counties is thanks to my current mayor being all thrilled about being a proof of concept, no how many times it has failed before, to try “sustainable wages” for everyone with a $15 Million dollar grant from Jack of Twitter. Problem being is, can’t believe I am typing this, $15 M is not a lot of money and sounds like it is a one time pledge. Where is the mayor going to turn to for $$$ after that. His tax base. Nevertheless, they need a permanent paid for protestor class.

    I like where I work now and if it didn’t require to be on-premise occasionally I would be looking everywhere and anywhere but with constraints like that I am looking at the beliefs of neighboring counties.

    This brought to you by the same talking heads of local news that spent half the broadcast last night chasing snow flakes (the real kind) reveling if they got film and have now spent most of the morning broadcast pointing out all of the accidents, etc from black ice.

  6. Amazona January 9, 2021 / 3:21 pm

    Andy Ngô
    One of the men who was part of the siege of the Capitol building is John Earle Sullivan, an extreme BLM activist from Utah. He was arrested & charged in July 2020 over a BLM-antifa riot where drivers in Provo were threatened & one was shot. https://deseret.com/utah/2020/7/10/21320220/organizer-of-provo-protest-arrested-accused-of-rioting-making-threats

    One of John’s friends “lefty_boogy,” on Instagram who “liked” one of his posts, posted this notice on Instagram to rally the troops to DC on January 6 to meet at Black Lives Matter Plaza. The notification asks activists to bring “tactical gear, bulletproof vests–no firearms unless you are licensed. In his comment section “lefty_boogy” says, “Fight back. —Also if u can’t bring a gun I recommend knifes and pepper spray.

    Andy Ngô
    Jan 8
    John Earle Sullivan, who was inside the Capitol building during the siege on Wednesday, previously gave a speech in BLM Plaza in DC in August 2020 where he identifies as being part of an insurgency group & calls for a violent left-wing revolution.

    In a video, Sullivan’s Instagram page is filled with activist posts that contain language like “F*ck Trump.”

    In the video, Sullivan identifies himself as “John Sullivan of Salt Lake City, Utah, and part of Insurgence USA” Near the end of the video, Sullivan tells the crowd, ““We gotta f***ing rip Trump right outta that office!” telling the crowd they need to take action against Trump now, “No, no—we ain’t’ about waitin’ until the next election, we’re abu0t to go get that motherf*cker!”

    So much for the scolding of such as Glenn Beck, lecturing us on how we have to be smart enough and noble enough to realize that the violence was all from the Right, and that Antifa et al had nothing to do with it. Ditto for Buck Sexton.

    If we need examples of how the pack mentality will drag people along with it when it gains momentum, all we have to do is look at the sudden flurry of “conservatives” denying Antifa/Leftist incitement of the riot.

    • Jeremiah January 9, 2021 / 6:28 pm

      I honestly believe that the siege on the Capitol was a planned thing. A “psyop”, coup d’etat, if you will, by those inside the Capitol at the time. Antifa and BLM were escorted in by the police on a bus. Just like they were in the summer in Minneapolis. They were then allowed to rush to the front of the building, as antagonists and start breaking windows, and are led inside, led inside by Capitol police. There’s actually a video of a cameraman behind a police officer, leading them up the stairs inside the Capitol. They were then led to an area where there was a set of doorways that led into where the chambers are, they broke the windows of the doors leading into where the congress meets, and I noticed people pulling other people back telling them “don’t do it, don’t do it!” … just on the other side of those doors, on the left, inside a doorway was a deadly poisonous snake, one of them creatures that crawls on its belly, and is cold-blooded, cursed of all creatures, that has no regard for anything but itself, just lying in wait for a helpless victim to come along, and unfortunately a beautiful young lady, 34 years old stepped through a broken window on the right, and that’s when the snake struck and murdered the young lady.

      I know it was a failure and breakdown on the part of leadership to equip those in law enforcement with the tools they needed to prepare and prevent what happened, because if we think about it, if they wanted to keep people from entering the building, they would have surrounded the building with national guard long before anything happened to prevent it, another scenario would have been, they would have had their weapons drawn and opened fire when the first person came through those doors. Think about it, these are our most, or are supposed to be our most secure buildings in the entire country…yet people are allowed to lay siege to, and break and enter those buildings? No. There’s something bigger at play here, and I imagine a lot of money was shelled out to orchestrate it.

      Then congress comes back, with the building secured, and many who originally were objecting to the electors, are now all of a sudden for certifying them? This was the finale to the democrats treason, “mission accomplished.”

      What I noticed that was heartening, is while the coup was goin on up inside the Capitol, all the good patriots were standing out on the lawn, watching as our nation’s Capitol was being desecrated by Democrat thugs.

      What I don’t understand, is why do we as a nation continue to put up with Antifa and BLM scum, when I say “we” I don’t mean our law enforcement because we know they’re being paid to protect Antifa and BLM, but I mean, every average day citizens, why do we allow them to control the narrative by infiltrating peaceful Conservative rallies? Why do we let them destroy our communities and get away with it? Burning and looting and murdering….it just makes no sense when good men won’t step up for this country and stop this non-sense.

  7. Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 4:18 pm

    I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the reasons for impeaching Trump with a few days left in his term. At first I just chalked it up to extreme TDS, but the more I think about it, the more I think it’s to goad his supporters into doing something stupid, just as they were suckered into storming the Capitol on Wednesday. It doesn’t really matter to me if the handful of instigators were radical Trump supporters or Antifa/BLM radicals. The event was totally uncharacteristic of the Conservative movement of the last decade or so. In fact it was totally uncharacteristic of the vast majority of people who were at the rally. These are people who hold a rally in a park and then clean up the park afterward, they’re not violent anarchists, but with each Democrat and media (I know — redundant) attack on the first President since Reagan to really look out for their interests, the rage is building a little stronger.

    • Amazona January 9, 2021 / 4:28 pm

      I see a few possible reasons for this. One is the impotent rage at losing an enemy—what we see in films where someone is dead or at least out for the count but someone else feels the compulsion to keep kicking him. Fury mixed with frustration can lead people to exhibiting some pretty irrational behavior.

      One is the desire to befoul his legacy by piling on more filth and pretending it has come from him and not from their own befouled minds.

      One is the fear that in his last days in office he will do something that will plant a poison pill in the new administration, like appointing a Special Counsel with explicit instructions on why and on what to investigate, thereby casting a shadow over the Biden administration. It would probably be related to his corrupt dealings with China, pointing out not only their illegality but their abuse of power and the fact that he is basically owned by China. Doing this in the form of a Special Investigator would make these accusations public, and that is very scary to the Left.

      And one is just assholes will be assholes, can’t do a thing about it.

      As for rage building, I don’t think stupidity built up as well, and it is hard to see how people who are so outraged at the stealing of the election would then go against everything their movement has stood for and sabotage the president’s last chance at making a case in front of the American people.

      • Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 5:19 pm

        As for rage building, I don’t think stupidity built up as well, and it is hard to see how people who are so outraged at the stealing of the election would then go against everything their movement has stood for

        Yeah, because of the constant drumbeat of the media that Democrats will soon control the White House and both houses of Congress, I think we’ve ignored the fact that that control is nominal. The Senate is split 50/50 and their control is only because Harris will be the vote that breaks all ties. That’s assuming that all 50 Dem senators will vote the same way. Sometimes they might, but sometimes they might not. The House majority is the smallest for Democrats in 8 decades — certainly not a working majority by any stretch of the imagination. There will be no leeway for throw-away votes for representatives who are not in safe districts. And the White House? they’re going to have a President who was the most corrupt VP since Spiro Agnew, and clearly suffering from some type of dementia and a pedophile to boot. I’m not saying we don’t have anything to worry about or that they can’t do some serious damage, but their power train is on a very short track.

      • dbschmidt January 9, 2021 / 8:29 pm

        To make it simple – DC as a whole should be removed from the face of the earth. I am not saying through violence but as the “Nation’s Capital” it needs more than a major “butt flush” of epic proportions. It needs to be split up and the money removed plus a million other things.Pres. Trump barely started and that is one of the things that scared everyone.

    • dbschmidt January 9, 2021 / 8:20 pm

      I honestly believe the number 1 reason for impeachment with a conviction would mean he could never run or or hold public office again. There are many that deserve that but I do not count Pres. Trump among them. Basically, they fear him.

      • Amazona January 10, 2021 / 1:29 am

        I think they should fear him more as a media tycoon and/or kingmaker—and kingbreaker, regarding Biden and Harris. Free of the restraints of another election cycle (not that Trump has ever felt much restraint) he could blast through the DC swamp in a way never seen before.

        Give the man a billion dollars a year to build and run a media powerhouse (and if every one of 72 million voters were to donate a dollar a month that would come out to $864,000,000—-and a lot of us would pony up more than that, to finally have a voice) and he could help frame the discourse for the next decade or more, while cutting the legs out from under the Agenda Media. With him running media interference for someone like Cruz, slamming the public with the harsh truths the Agenda Media have been lying about and hiding by pointing out that they have been lying and hiding he could make a Dem campaign a very miserable experience.

        The GOP does not understand propaganda. I have a feeling Trump does.

  8. tteveris January 9, 2021 / 4:50 pm

    I can’t wait until Cluster returns!!! and maybe BlogsForVictory should drop the twitter and facebook logins

    • Retired Spook January 9, 2021 / 5:07 pm

      You’ve got a long wait. I believe Cluster has left the building.

      • casper3031 January 10, 2021 / 12:55 am

        “You’ve got a long wait. I believe Cluster has left the building.”

        I truly hope he is doing okay.

  9. Retired Spook January 10, 2021 / 11:09 am

    I’m amazed this is still up on YouTube. About an hour long, but worth the watch.

    • Amazona January 10, 2021 / 4:29 pm

      This is truly amazing. I have no idea how to archive a video but I am going to leave my audio recorder on to catch at least some of it because I can’t believe Big Brother is going to leave this up.

      So much of it would feel like tinfoil hat territory, if it did not come from General McInerney. He explains so much, and gives a reason for confidence, if in fact Special Forces infiltrated the mob and took Pelosi’s laptop. He was a lot harder on Pence than I have been.

    • dbschmidt January 10, 2021 / 5:39 pm

      Also now a site called Gab, IIRC has documented or has started to document all of politicians in their own words. No BS cuts but the full videos, etc. Never been part of “social media” and don’t think I am going to start; however, I am hoping Paler finds a new home and everyone unites against this massive erosion of free speech.

      Think they might have also shot themselves in the foot over section 230 protections.

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