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Friday, October 16, 2020

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  1. I would like yo express MY feelings about Judge (soon to be Justice) Amy.
    This woman is a true representative of what we should seek in a justice. Her answers were 100% in line with judicial protocol not evasive ... it’s sad that women will support a lying ,thieving woman like Hillary Clinton, or Camela Harris because Amy is a woman but will knock the hell out of one that is a rarity in her intellect , knowledge and commitment to her family. It’s mind boggling that your speck of knowledge gives you the power to point a finger when you don’t even know judicially the answers!

    1. I enjoyed the look on her face when Sen. Whitehouse was speaking.

      She looked as if she realized for the first time that she's a corporate stooge.

    2. She gonna come to your house duck, then she gonna make you pray and learn the bible, then she gonna setup a recurring GoFundMe payment from your bank account depositing monthly amounts to Jeff Bezos and Tim Cook. Yeehaw !

  2. The Democrats, along with Facebook, and Tweater, are extremely desperate to save what they have been building for years. Face it, they dont like Trump and they are coming in to destroy the story that might destroy Biden...
    Yes,, they will stop at nothing. They are the party of hate and violence, and now CENSORSHIP among several other negative aspects.
    They are scared of the Hunter story and it shows.

    1. They are scared of the Hunter story and it shows.

      Looks that way to me, too.

  3. On Tuesday of this week Trump chose to retweet a conspiracy that alleged that Biden and former president Barack Obama “may have had Seal Team 6 killed” and that a “CIA Whistleblower Exposes Biden’s Alleged Role with the Deaths of Seal Team- Claims to have Documented Proof.”

    ANother Tweet suggested that the CIA kept bin Laden in Iran before having him transferred to Pakistan for Obama’s “trophy kill” ahead of the 2012 election.

    Robert O’Neill, a member of SEAL Team 6 who has written about his role in bin Laden’s death and has since become a Trump-supporting conservative media figure, rebuked the Trump-promoted conspiracy theory Tuesday.

    “Very brave men said good bye to their kids to go kill Osama bin Laden. We were given the order by President Obama,” O’Neill tweeted. “It was not a body double. Thank you Mr. President.”

    Why is Trump retweeting unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that even his best supporters have to deny? Why is he doing this? It can't help him.

    Shouldn't these desperate retweets from Trump be better suited for the Sunday comics section?

    They made me laugh!

    1. Paula... President Trump said this to essentially answer his retweeting...

      "That was an opinion of somebody. That was a retweet. I put it out there. People can decide for themselves,"

      What is there to decide, I don't know. Perhaps whether we believe all of the Seals involved in that raid are part of a larger conspiracy? That they are lying? That bin Laden is not dead?

      The larger question is why the president feels a need to retweet something like this. I'm not asking for a defense. I'm trying to "get" what makes him do it? Is it simply to drive the left nuts?

  4. The media is now promulgating a rumor that Rudy Guliani, who released the Hunter Biden hard drive, is a stooge of the Russian government, and that Trump was warned of that back in late 2019 when Guliani received the hard drive from the computer repair company. Never Trumpers are reaching new levels of desperation.

    1. No Jayhawk, they media is reporting that US Intelligence agencies, specifically from Trump's National Security Advisor Robert O'Brian, that Rudy Giuliani was the target of an influence operation by Russian intelligence.

      O'Brian is hardly a "Never Trumper."

      Isn't this a legitimate story to report? The conversation between the security people and Trump did happen. Why not report it?

    2. @ Dave

      It may be fair to say that every highly-placed US official is a “target” of foreign intelligence —in the same way we target their highly placed officials. What I find interesting is the double standard, which is the unapologetic standard of the Democratic Party. Forget Biden’s treason ... shoot the messenger. I have noticed that the independent press never quite got around to forcing themselves to report on open-mic conversations between Obama and Medvedev. I have no problem with the press reporting whatever they choose, so long as it’s honest reporting (as opposed to half-truth muddled up with personal opinion), and a standard applied equally. That’s not where we are today, and it’s been a long time since we had honest news reporting.

    3. Mustang noted... " I have noticed that the independent press never quite got around to forcing themselves to report on open-mic conversations between Obama and Medvedev.

      Really? I believe you are referencing a conversation between Obama and Medvedev that happened off mike, at a meeting in Seoul, South Korea on March 26, 2012.

      A quick check would show that while you may not remember it, the event, Obama's words and the entire episode were covered, not just on that day by numerous news agencies, but for weeks by Fox News and the Romney campaign.

      NY Times on Obama/Medvedev Moment

      WAPO on Obama/Medvedev Moment

      The BBC on the Obama/Medvedev Moment

      NPR on the Obama/Medvedev Moment

      But all that is superfluous... I was responding to Jayhawk's statement that the media is portraying Giuliani as a stooge of the Russian government. i just said that the media reported that Trump's own Nat Sec Advisor has said, and, is now being reported, was so concerned as to have personally told President Trump of the attempt by the Russian government to use Rudy for their purposes.

      Look, I get that a lot of the media is not fond of President Trump. Nor am I. But if conservatives were aghast, and they were, by the Obama/Medvedev moment, and it certainly seemed as so during the Romney campaign, where's the outrage here?

      Because this is light years worse.

    4. Nothing but kabuki to keep everyone's mind off the fact that the big 'unmasking' investigation that has Barr in the crapper turned up nothing.

    5. Dave Miller
      Was this warning by our "intelligence agencies" reported on by the media at the time it happened? Why is it being reported now?

      It is being reported now in an effort to discredit the contents of the computer left behind by Hunter Biden, at one remove by discrediting Rudy Giuliani.

      Interestingly, nt one member of the Biden family has made any effort to refute the information that is being reported to reside on that computer, and not one member of the Biden family is claiming that the computer did not belong to Hunter Biden. Of what value is it, then, that Rudy Giuliani, who released the information, was "the target of a Russian influence operation" more almost a year ago?

      None, unless you are propagandizing in an effort to discredit the source of the news release.

  5. My post just now at Infidel Bloggers Alliance:

    Son of Allah Beheads Paris Teacher...with a kitchen knife!.

    Later reports indicate that the middle school history teacher wasn't beheaded, but did have his throat slit.

    Whichever was the case: "Allahu akbar!"

    ‘The victim had recently given a lesson to his students on freedom of expression and had shown the caricatures of Muhammad’....

    1. For showing a cartoon, or caricature. Disgusting.

    2. Dave,
      As you must know, some Muslims are triggered when they perceive any insult to their "prophet" or their "god."

  6. Dave Miller, it must feel awful shitty to hate your own Country do much, the eay that you do.

  7. This is how arrogant Democrats have become....to actually push this crook on Democrat voters Twitter and Facebook are closing peoples accounts, and censoring everyone’s posts that is negative towards Joe Biden. Meaning that Your Free Speech.is in Jeopardy.

    1. In jeopardy would imply that it hadn't happened yet.

      Your free speech is GONE! Now... what are you going to do to get it BACK?

    2. The lesson here is that social media are private money-making operations. They may not charge their users to access their social media sites, but they are massive money-makers. That means, as private companies, users have NO RIGHT to freedom of speech. The First Amendment only applies to the federal government (and states that have incorporated free speech into state constitutions). Further Note: California’s constitution does limit “free speech.” So then, if social media users object to Facebook and Twitter (and others) monitoring content, blocking accounts, taking down “pages,” or restricting videos, their only recourse is to move their banter to another location. What surprises me is that not many Americans know this ...

    3. Mustang,
      That means, as private companies, users have NO RIGHT to freedom of speech.

      Yes. That is the uncomfortable reality.

      The complaints about Facebook and Twitter have been going on for some time. So, why haven't other platforms been developed? Of course, the problem there is the same as what we see with the Left's choices of media: they don't "log on" to those more conservative choices. Conservatives, for their part, tend to avoid the Left's platforms.

    4. @ AOW

      I think social media restrictions are less about limiting "free speech" than they are protecting platforms from lawsuits ... particularly in the area of online bullying. I could be wrong; I often am.

    5. Mustang,
      I think social media restrictions are less about limiting "free speech" than they are protecting platforms from lawsuits

      That could well be.

      On the other hand -- maybe on top of that -- we have the techie activists. They are on a mission.

  8. I am still following the story of the teacher from Paris. The refugee had only been in France since March! Years ago I viewed (with eyes closed most of the time) a beheading. I believe it was the contractor Paul Johnson. Unusually cruel way to die.

    But since we are also talking about Twitter:


  9. On my mind?

    That a significant part of the populace and a hefty chunk of our pol elite is possessed by Satan.

    Sorry, not very cheery. On the other side of the coin, I see a Trump landslide, so. Watch the demons screech, wail, rage and gnash their pointed teeth.


  10. Like Sleepy Joe, i think that some Progressives have LOST THEIR MINDS!
    For example take that Mexican Preacher Dave Miller. A wacky creature from the bottom of the Swamp, who spends his entire day hanging around the shit-hole aka the progressive creature’s Rag aka “blog”. She says Jump, and the cretin Jumps!
    We have come to the time that some people here cannot even think for themselves . We see these Democrats .threatening to riot, and burn their cities to the ground over the election. If they cant het their way!
    We see these Mindless idiots ready to VIOLENTLY Destroy their own cities.

    Then complain about the other side is doing it............They are PATHETIC The entire DNC needs to be sent into oblivion.
    One thing is for sure ....we are thankful to President Trump for building that Wall and keeping those Pedro’s out.


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