Open Thread

Here is Kari Lake hammering the MSM on “election denier” accusations. It is how it is done – and we need ever more of this. She takes their stupid lies and just shoves them right back in their faces.

It is crucial that we understand the MSM is nothing but propaganda for the DNC. It is all Pravda, all the time. Everything they say which in any way relates to politics is a lie. It is either a complete fabrication or so twisted in presentation that the kernel of truth in there is entirely obscured and you can’t from their report connect it to the actual situation. They don’t make mistakes – everything they say is off a script provided by the DNC. Some day the full truth will come out and it will be shown that those who set the tone for the MSM – the movers and shakers of it who decide what is a story and how it will be covered – received direct orders on it from DNC operatives. Rely on it: I am absolutely right about this.

But how can you be sure?

Because they are always on the same page – at most a word or two is changed. They all say the exact same thing – and such uniformity is only possible on command, it cannot develop spontaneously.

I’m confident of an Oz victory in Pennsylvania mostly on the fact that there’s been no recent polling on it – which means the pollsters, even with D-heavy samples, are finding an Oz surge and they don’t want that to get out this late in the game as it would crush Democrat fundraising down the stretch.

As I’ve said for years, none of us can know the future – it is all up for grabs and in an infinite universe, literally anything is possible. But the fundamentals of 2022 started with the fact that Pudding Brain is in the White House. Depending on who you ask and how it is calculated, the President’s party loses an average of about 30 seats in the first mid-term when the incumbent is having popularity problems – and they usually are because even people who were popular when elected suffer a bit of buyer’s remorse. This is just the natural ebb and flow of politics, guys. W bucked the trend in 2002 because that was a year after 9/11 and we were all happy and united at the time – Bush’s popularity was still sky high. Given that the GOP only needs 6 seats to win a majority, the House was gone pretty much the minute they installed Uncle Grandpa into the Oval Office.

There was an outside chance for the Democrats in the Senate. With a 50/50 tie going in and a friendly map for the Democrats, if Biden maintained about a 46% average popularity and if nothing bad happened, the Democrats might have come out even or maybe even got a net gain of 1. But Biden sits around 42% (and it is likely 38% when you account for, once again, D-heavy samples) and we’ve got inflation and shortages and crime and border problems and a general feeling that everything sucks. A good Democrat candidate who runs a great campaign can probably run 4 points or so ahead of Biden’s approval…so, if this was a good year, Biden at 46 means some Democrats can make it. Biden at 42…they’re doomed. Biden at 38 – extra doomed.

Given the fundamentals, we can expect a pretty good November 8th for the GOP – the only question is, how good? We talking a solid night of, say, 30 House and 3 Senate seats, or a wipe out with a net GOP gain of 50 in the House and 5 in the Senate? That is the only question – I think there’s a larger chance of the wipe out: Democrats are already engaging in triage and abandoning various races…while GOP groups are looking for long-shots (I saw an ad against Dina Titus here in Las Vegas – she sits on a D+12 House district: that’s a stretch, but that someone is willing to spend some GOP money on it means it is in the realm of the possible).

The next thing to consider is, what next? With a GOP Congress being likely come January, what do we do with it? It is pretty clear that at the moment, McConnell doesn’t want to have a MAGA fight against the Democrats. McCarthy, over in the House, is making some noises like he’s willing to have that battle. But that is the crucial thing – we aren’t electing a GOP Congress to work across the aisle…we’re electing a GOP Congress to engage in unrelenting war on the Democrat party. We’ve learned that all bi-partisanship gets us is slightly slower surrender. We do want Hunter indicted, Biden impeached, the government shut down until the 87,000 IRS agents are gone and the border is secured. We know that the GOP leadership largely lacks the stomach for such a fight…but the incoming Congress will be more MAGA than any past Congress: we might successfully hold some feet to the fire.

44 thoughts on “Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook October 19, 2022 / 8:38 am

    But how can you be sure?

    Because they are always on the same page – at most a word or two is changed. They all say the exact same thing

    And all at THE SAME TIME. It’s actually kind of humorous to watch.

    • Rm42 October 20, 2022 / 5:31 am

      You would think they could come up with, oh, three different versions that at least say things different ways and distribute those rather than copy paste.

      • Retired Spook October 20, 2022 / 5:57 am

        You’d think. The obvious explanation is that most of them are just not that bright.

  2. Cluster October 19, 2022 / 12:48 pm

    One other statement of fact – any one who thinks green energy sources can power our society, has shit for brains and should never have any political power.

  3. jdge1 October 19, 2022 / 1:46 pm

    Pro-Life Rapper Kanye West Will Buy Parler Just Days After Twitter Suspends Him

    With Parler available and Trump’s own version of the popular social media platform and the on-again / off-again purchase of twitter by Elon Musk, I wonder what will pull people in any particular direction and what it will mean to getting real media access that does not squelch conservative voices?

      • Cluster October 19, 2022 / 2:27 pm

        So when Democrats continue to support the Mullahs in Iran and arm the Taliban who have both declared their desire to “wipe Israel off the map” – Could that be construed as anti Semite??

      • Cluster October 19, 2022 / 5:10 pm

        So arming factions who have declared their intent to wipe Israel off the map is not anti Semite but criticizing their behavior is anti Semite, and the critique is what has you outraged. Weird logic.

        You have shit for brains.

      • Rm42 October 19, 2022 / 6:34 pm

        So fielding, is there a situation under which you would find the democrats to be guilty of anything, or is everything ok as long as it’s a democrat doing it?

      • Cluster October 20, 2022 / 8:21 am

        RM42 – I once had a progressive tell me that intentions are the only thing that matters – not results. Democrats have “good intentions” and “care more” and that’s all that mattered to him. It’s the “Mommy” approach to politics I guess lol.

        Glad to see you here.

      • Amazona October 20, 2022 / 11:19 am

        This comes back to my observation that the most alluring appeal of the Left is it illusion that it provides a shortcut to the Higher Moral Ground.

        Merely by being “for” something cast as virtuous they can feel virtuous.

        This is most effective when they can adopt the binary approach (the only time, BTW, when “binary” is acceptable). That is, to accept the concept (“idea” is too strong a word) that if you are FOR something, your opposition, merely by being the opposition, is therefore AGAINST it.

        So, for example, if a Virtue Signaling Democrat proclaims “I just don’t think children should be allowed to starve” this is part of the assumption that the opposition then opposes or disagrees with this, because after all it IS the opposition, and thinks it is OK for children to starve. And then they have this neat little package of moral superiority all tied up, in which D=Good and R=Evil.

        They don’t stop to evaluate the inherent falsity of this imagined equation; it’s just part of the zeitgeist (the collective attitude or outlook of people or a culture at a specific point in time) of being a Liberal. And it explains the passionate clinging to the identity of being a Liberal, because to step away from the label and its associated support of so much that is truly evil they would be stepping away from a very important aspect of their personal identity.

      • Cluster October 20, 2022 / 4:08 pm

        the only time, BTW, when “binary” is acceptable


    • Amazona October 19, 2022 / 6:54 pm

      I’d look at it as adding competition, and then wait and see how they compete for business and how well their strategies work. The only reason Twitter has been successful is because it has been the only game in town.

  4. jdge1 October 19, 2022 / 2:15 pm

    Mail-in Ballots Just Became a Legal Problem for Pennsylvania…Again

    When officials can so brazenly ignore their own state’s (or federal) law that was challenged and further validated in rulings by multiple courts, without repercussion, then the nation has lost a significant battle. Broken laws without accountability ignores true justice and could potentially create dissention to the point of civil war (on top of everything else that’s going on).

    • Amazona October 19, 2022 / 6:53 pm

      If every ballot cast in violation of a state’s legitimate election laws had been tossed out, Trump would have won. That’s what it comes down to. But accepting ballots cast under newly enacted but illegitimate and unconstitutional laws, counted in spite of lacking signatures or any other identifying data on the envelopes, counted when received after the cutoff date, accepted from unsupervised collection boxes, all contributed to the perception the election itself was not legitimate and very probably rigged to get Biden into office.

      Who knows why some officials were willing to stand up and defend their illegal actions? I’m thinking of Raffensberger here, but there were others. What was so compelling to them that they didn’t care if they risked legal repercussions? I can only guess that they knew the fix was in and there would be no legal repercussions. Did they do what they did to defeat Trump, because they were bought off, or did they just make mistakes and then refuse to admit it?

      I think one thing a new Congress can do is enact legislation making it a crime to certify blatantly uncertifiable vote tallies. This would mean the people in that state would not have their votes counted, but maybe this would be the impetus for them to be more careful of who they put into office. This would apply to Congress as well, If there is verifiable proof that there was enough fraud, or even incompetence, to affect the vote count then that vote count can’t be accepted—certified—as accurate. And put the responsibility where it belongs–on the people running the election.

      I wonder if a Constitutional expert could find a way for the federal government to impose general guidelines of competence and legality on elections without violating the state sovereignty over elections given to them in the Constitution. Basically, to say they can continue to make their own rules, but overall the elections have to meet certain standards of transparency and control.

  5. Cluster October 19, 2022 / 2:32 pm

    As we head into the mid terms, Biden has announced his top priority yesterday – to kill more unborn American children.

    Helluva guy

  6. Cluster October 19, 2022 / 2:34 pm

    Pete Hegseth just brilliantly summed up the current political divide …

    Parents vs Perverts

  7. Cluster October 20, 2022 / 8:41 am

    British PM Liz Truss just resigned. This is something to pay attention to. I understand globalists, both foreign and domestic, objected to her and apparently they won. This is no bueno. The instability of the West continues and global forces are part of the problem.

    We need more Nationalists. World wide.

  8. Retired Spook October 20, 2022 / 9:11 am

    This is kind of humorous and disturbing at the same time:

    Project Veritas’ crack team of investigative reporters has done it again, this time catching New York Mayor Eric Adams’ advance team leader Chris Baugh telling some wicked home truths. In the clip, Baugh drinks beer and discusses the City’s odious vaccine mandates.

    BAUGH: The cops are mad at us, though, because we rolled back the private sector mandate but we’re not rolling back the public sector mandate.

    PV: Why?

    BAUGH: Who gives a sh*t? Covid is over, is the short answer. Why are we still doing it for the public sector? I don’t know. We’ll probably stop that in a few months. 1,400 people voluntarily quit their jobs rather than get vaccinated. They don’t deserve their jobs back. They chose not to do a very, very harmless thing that protected the rest of society. F**k them.

    PV: What does the mayor say?

    BAUGH: He said, “They quit. Why should they get their jobs back? They quit.”

    Baugh continued digging himself into a nice big hole, encouraged by the fascinated Project Veritas reporter, who was presumably pretending to be on a date or something. Baugh described government jobs as “very cushy,” and regarding cops, he said “being a cop is like the cushiest job in the City; you might get shot, but otherwise it’s very good.”

    Yeah. Except for getting shot.

    Baugh seems to deeply resent fired city workers, saying, “I have no sympathy for them.” He cheerfully noted that “for a while … you just had to move out of New York, which was great.” Baugh admitted that the lack of police made the City more dangerous, but he seems to think that’s kind of exciting, including a crazy Harry Potter reference: “New York is sort of like Hogwarts … it’s a lot of fun, great opportunities, and people die.”

    “They chose not to do a very very harmless thing…F**k ‘em!”

    “F**king deal with it.”

    It’s fun how people die violently in the City. It’s also a great opportunity. Whenever they die, it opens up a rent-controlled apartment somewhere.

    Baugh then continued destroying his career by slamming his boss, Mayor Adams, explaining that the Mayor was so corrupt, he should never run for president. So many skeletons.

    Well New Yorkers, they say you get what you vote for. It’s a good thing your best and brightest are in charge!

    • Cluster October 20, 2022 / 9:22 am

      He’s the perfect example of the current Democrat party. Intolerant fascist with zero regard for the American people. This is who they have become.

      • Amazona October 20, 2022 / 11:21 am

        And they will elect him again, even if this conversation were printed and sent out to every one of them.

        Chuck U Schumer and Nancy Pelosi don’t just show up in Congress every year—people actually vote for them. Ditto for Adam Schiff.

  9. Retired Spook October 20, 2022 / 9:17 am

    Saw a great sign in the front yard of a rural house yesterday:


    • Cluster October 20, 2022 / 9:25 am

      6 years of open ended investigations and all they have right now is a potential obstruction charge. Meaning, they don’t like it when Trump obstructs their desire to throw him in prison. Again, this is who Democrats have become …


      Department of Justice prosecutors ‘believe they have enough evidence to CHARGE Trump for obstruction of justice, report claims: Attorneys warn there’s ‘NOT a clear path to indictment’ after Mar-a-Lago raid

      • Amazona October 20, 2022 / 11:28 am

        But they know their base, and know that a mere ACCUSATION is enough to convince them there is a crime involved.

        The very word “indictment” is like a guilty verdict to them, because they don’t understand that an indictment is merely an accusation.

        Look how quickly the very concept of “innocent until proven guilty” has disappeared from the Leftist mentality. Now it’s just a sequence of (1) Becoming totally outraged at something Trump did or that they think he did; (2) Frantically seeking words powerful enough to express this outrage and settling on “insurrection” and “treason” though, while his actions never even came close to meeting the actual legal definitions of those words, the words are powerful enough to express the overwhelming emotions of the hysterics, and then: (3) Completely discarding both Constitutional rights like freedom of speech and assembly and the concept of innocent until proven guilty they demand the most serious of penalties.

  10. Cluster October 20, 2022 / 9:27 am

    Update: I’ve been suspended from Twitter again, which is a badge of honor. Evidently, Democrat “men” don’t like to be criticized lol. They sure are sensitive little sweethearts.

  11. Cluster October 20, 2022 / 4:16 pm

    Hey just a reminder, let’s vote for the 78 year old guy who over powered secret service agents. That’s my candidate right there lol

    • Amazona October 20, 2022 / 5:12 pm

      I mean to say, when that old overweight guy strapped into a suit came over the back of the seat and took out that highly trained agent a third his age, I knew we had us a contender.

      • Retired Spook October 20, 2022 / 5:13 pm

        Yeah, you gotta respect that kind of strength and agility in a guy that age.

      • Amazona October 21, 2022 / 6:37 pm

        I know. I just wish the story had a few more details—like how did he get from the Suburban to the Beast to take out this agent?

  12. Amazona October 20, 2022 / 5:12 pm

    Let’s keep laughing. The original article is funny but the comments are hilarious.

    • Retired Spook October 20, 2022 / 5:18 pm

      This kind of ridicule of the radical climate/environmentalist movement should be non-stop.

      • Cluster October 20, 2022 / 5:25 pm


        Replying to @GGrimalda and @VW
        Guess the sh*t just got real 💩🤣

      • Retired Spook October 20, 2022 / 6:29 pm

        One word came to mind: Dulcolax

      • Amazona October 20, 2022 / 9:19 pm

        I have always been serious when I have suggested my approach to dealing with unwanted intrusions. German opera.

        Several years ago a 7-11 across the street from a Denver high school was losing business because the kids would hang out in the parking lot, taking up the parking spaces. When the owner ran them off they came back and vandalized the place. So he just started playing classical music on the parking lot speakers. No more high schoolers hanging out in the lot

        So I figured playing something even more unacceptable to young ears would work better and came up with German opera—though I suppose any opera would do.. When activists were blocking doorways of businesses on Denver’s 16th Street Mall I thought that would do the job—customers just walk through the noise so it wouldn’t bother them, but the campers would have to live with it—and it’s not overtly hostile or aggressive.

        So I thought of this when I read this story. It seems that the managers of the store turned down the heat, but i think it would have been hysterical to put on some opera and watch these “activists” trying to get themselves unglued

    • Amazona October 21, 2022 / 11:10 am

      A funeral director from New Zealand says that 95 percent of the corpses he has been seeing had received a COVID-19 vaccine within two weeks of their passing away.

    • jdge1 October 21, 2022 / 12:51 pm

      Among other things, part of my hope with a right side majority in congress is the prosecution of numerous executives responsible for forcing the lockdowns, pushing the jab, lying about its negative side effects, and demonizing anyone who tells the truth or even hesitates to ask questions related to this.

      • Amazona October 21, 2022 / 2:42 pm

        The Biden administration has been very careful to protect the drug companies from liability for damages due to their drugs—a topic for another day and one I hope will be thoroughly investigated.

        But there is no legal protection I know of for the government itself, for businesses and schools, and I hope to see massive lawsuits against all entities that forced people to take these dangerous drugs. That would start with suing the federal government and military and go all the way down to school districts and local businesses, for reasons ranging from loss of livelihood and associated financial and emotional damages to health issues to deaths.

        And something should be done NOW about the constant claims in the media that these shots are safe, and will offer protection against the virus. I still hear these claims every day. I just heard one of them on the speaker system in my local supermarket.

        This doesn’t even address possible criminal actions.

  13. Cluster October 21, 2022 / 8:44 am

    What in Holy Hell is this??? Trust the Science!!!!

    A policy of deliberate ignorance has corrupted top scientific institutions in the West. It’s been an open secret for years that prestigious journals will often reject submissions that offend prevailing political orthodoxies …

    • Retired Spook October 21, 2022 / 10:34 am

      Back in 2009 and again in 2011 when a number of prominent climate scientists had their private emails hacked and published, they admitted to not just falsifying data but subverting the peer review process. So it’s been going on for a while.

    • jdge1 October 21, 2022 / 3:16 pm

      One of the few ways I can think of to help prevent this kind of reckless behavior is prosecution with heavy fines and jail time, even for private institutions (especially if they receive any kind of public monies) that intentionally subvert information that would otherwise protect a significant number of people from both death and/or injury. To withhold such information is IMO accessory to wrongful death or injury.

      • Amazona October 21, 2022 / 4:24 pm

        The “defense” would be that there was never any proof of damage, but the facts are clear. The CDC itself admitted the drugs did not prevent contracting the illness, though they lied and said they made the severity of the illness less But I contend that when you (a business or a government) demand that people do something it is on you to do your due diligence, and to be conservative. That is, if there is an indication of potential harm that should be enough to refuse to participate in the experiment.

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