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I live in Washington State and there is a conservative candidate for Governor - Joshua Freed - that I like a lot. Much more than the current Governor of Gates, Bezos, etc...

About a month ago, I signed up for his newsletter. What is interesting is that every single email from his campaign account has gone into my gMail SPAM folder despite my going there, highlighting it and telling gMail that this is NOT SPAM.

Bias much? This is pretty blatant.

From the United States Attorney's Office - District of Oregon:

Seven Arrested, Facing Federal Charges After Weekend Riots at Hatfield Federal Courthouse
U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams announced today that seven people have been arrested and face federal charges for their roles in weekend riots at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse in Portland.

According to court documents, since May 26, 2020, protests in downtown Portland have regularly been followed by nightly criminal activity including assaults on law enforcement officers, destruction of property, looting, arson, and vandalism.

Rowan Olsen, 19, of Portland, is charged with disorderly conduct, creating a hazard on federal property, and failing to obey a lawful order; Shant Singh Ahuja, 28, of Oceanside, California, is charged with destruction of federal property; and Andrew Steven Faulkner, 24, of Beaverton, Oregon; Gretchen Margaret Blank, 29, of Seattle, Washington; Christopher Fellini, 31, of Portland; Cody Porter, 28, of Portland; and Taimane Jame Teo, 24, of Eugene, Oregon, are charged with assaulting federal officers.

The Hatfield Federal Courthouse has been a repeated target of vandalism, sustaining extensive damage. U.S. Marshals Service deputies and officers from the Federal Protective Service, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection working to protect the courthouse have been subjected to threats; aerial fireworks including mortars; high intensity lasers targeting officers’ eyes; thrown rocks, bottles, and balloons filled with paint from demonstrators while performing their duties.

And it is not just the Attorney's office:

These cases are being investigated jointly by the U.S. Marshals Service; FBI; U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Federal Protective Service; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; and Homeland Security Investigations.

Good - throw the book at them. The one problem I see:

All seven defendants made their first appearances in federal court on July 6, 2020 and were released pending trial.

I seriously doubt that these mokes will show up for their trials. Still, when they are picked up later for some other reason, this will allow even more charges to be pressed.

Of course - Democrat

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Hypocrite. From The Washington Free Beacon:

NC Dem Takes Millions From Coronavirus Program He Criticized
North Carolina Democratic Senate nominee Cal Cunningham's company collected up to $2 million in taxpayer dollars in coronavirus relief even as the candidate said that the Paycheck Protection Program "harms communities."

WasteZero, a Raleigh-based environmentalist trash service, obtained between $1 and $2 million in PPP funding on May 3, data released by the Small Business Administration on Monday show. Cunningham earned about $400,000 in 2019 in his role as the company's general counsel and vice president. He has repeatedly criticized the federal program, which aims to support small businesses struggling with coronavirus shutdowns. Just two months after Senate Democrats blocked a Republican effort to bankroll the depleting fund in April, Cunningham called the program "unacceptable," saying it "harms communities."

Yeah - do one thing, say something else. Yawn...

Atomic Fungus has this observation about professional sports - NASCAR specifically:

NASCAR's ratings crumble. The big mistake made by sports organizations in particular seems to be that their leaders don't understand who watches their sports. The people wandering around with the BLM signs etc aren't the ones who watch NASCAR, or car racing at all.

Very true. What gets me is that the "professional athletes" who are pulling this crap are always ones with very marginal performance on the field. Bubba Wallace has a very lackluster performance record.

The standing joke is that there was no noose in Bubba's garage. Know what else was missing? A trophy.

Ditto Colin Kaepernick's record as a Quarterback - also lackluster. Nothing to recommend him. None of the major teams wanted to sign him. This was how he chose to stand out in the crowd. Enjoy your fifteen minutes of fame Colin - they are about half over.

I predict that one year from now, it will be Bubba and Colin who?

True colors - Seattle's Warlord

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Got his a** arrested and was bawling like a baby:

From My Pensieve:

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But then, thinking was never these people's strong suit. Academics go out of their way to avoid thinking. Indoctrination über alles

F*ck them. These are the voices of 0.001% of the US population. Their dream will never ever come to pass, Thank God.

President Trump is not on the ballot this November. America is.

An interesting album of photos at the London Daily Mail:

Workers are left to clean up huge piles of trash and tents left behind by protesters at Seattle's CHOP after it was finally cleared following two deadly shootings and a 525% spike in crime
The clean up operation began at Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone on Wednesday after police in the city reclaimed their precinct following the mayor's early morning executive order to vacate the area.

Bulldozers moved in and crushed the camp where protesters occupied several blocks around a park and the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct. Officers had abandoned the building on June 8 following clashes with protesters calling for an end to police brutality.

But Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, say the move to shut down the zone 'is several deaths too late' after two black men were shot dead.

At least 31 people were arrested at the CHOP zone Wednesday which has seen the two deadly shootings and crime rise by more than 500 per cent in just over three weeks.

Senate Majority Leader McConnell tweeted: 'Finally. Twenty-some days and several deaths too late. The rule of law must not fade in and out with the fashions of the radical left.'

Rep Doug Collins added: 'It's sad that it took two deaths for the Seattle mayor to finally realize what we've known all along. WE NEED OUR POLICE!'

Pictures show trash and debris being collected by city workers with tents and protest signs taken down. Police said they found 'recovered improvised spike strips—designed to puncture vehicle tires—in the area of the CHOP'.

Thirteen photos and two videos - here are two:

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Compare this to the scenes left behind any Trump rally - spotless. Difference between children and adults.

From ABC News:

America's national parks face existential crisis over race
As millions of Americans escape home quarantine to the great outdoors this summer, they'll venture into parks, campgrounds and forest lands that remain stubborn bastions of self-segregation.

"The outdoors and public lands suffer from the same systemic racism that the rest of our society does," said Joel Pannell, associate director of the Sierra Club, which is leading an effort to boost diversity in the wilderness and access to natural spaces.

Mr. Pannell just outed himself as a non-essential employee. People are actually paying him money to spew that tripe?

Just crazy - WA State Governor

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He is a moron. He has made the good decision to get advisors but the problem is, they are morons too. From MyNorthwest:

Gov. Inslee announces face coverings to be mandatory statewide
Gov. Inslee announced Tuesday that face coverings will be mandatory statewide, issuing an order that takes effect Friday, June 26.

“We need to remain vigilant, diligent, and resourceful,” to stop this virus, Inslee said.

Unfortunately, the governor reported, there has been an uptick of cases in Washington state as businesses and public places start to reopen.

Inslee noted that Washingtonians were committed and disciplined when businesses had to be shut down early in the pandemic response to maintain social distancing. As we have reopened our economy, the same social distancing strategy is not as available to us, the governor said. As a result, cases are rising, as is the number of people that one person infects.

In other words, everything is normal but we need to ramp up the fear and get everyone virtue signaling. Masks are useless - they offer zero protection against a virus. No word as to when the masks will not be needed. This is disgusting. This is stupid.

An epic rant

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Wonderful stuff - found over at Ann Barnhardt who found it somewhere herself:

Folks, this EPIC rant applies to far more people than just the Antifa brats

Some of you have done NOTHING with your life and you’re mad. You have a college degree & a smart phone with access to virtually *anything* and you can barely get out of bed in the morning while you spit on people who built a whole world with nothing but a horse, map, & axe.

You’ve made nothing with access to everything. You’ve conquered nothing. Hell you can’t even conquer yourself. So go tear it all down. Scream into the void how unfair it all is. It’s not that you’ve wasted your short time here. Surely not.

Don’t bother with your own legacy - you’re busy shitting on the long dead who aren’t here to care. Go burn down every Starbucks. That’ll show them. Torch the Target. Tear down every monument. Deface every memorial. But what have you built? What do you leave behind?

So take your benzos. Watch your porn. Get Uber to drop off your dinner. Buy an adult coloring book. Have sex with strangers to ease your crippling anxiety. It’s not you. It’s the system really. It isn’t fair. Go cancel someone. Dox someone. They deserve it. You’re the good guy.

Don’t write an epic novel worth building a statue to remember you. Go troll seven year old problematic tweets ever on the hunt for the boogeymen. See now you’ve accomplished something. Cancel everyone. You’re a warrior now. A real hero.

And lastly, whatever you do, never ever take even a moment to self reflect on your own failures. Never own them. Never take a hint of responsibility. Remember you’re just a helpless victim of circumstances beyond your control. This all means nothing. Its like you weren’t even here.

That guy is still on the stage?

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I thought his fifteen minutes were over years ago - to think he was a contender for President. From CNBC:

Trump’s coronavirus response is a ‘denial’ of science, experts and facts, John Kerry says
The U.S. has “reneged on its role as leader of the free world” under President Donald Trump and failed in its response to the coronavirus crisis, according to former Secretary of State John Kerry.

Speaking to the CogX conference in London on Monday, Kerry slammed Trump’s “reckless” response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and said the U.S. had failed to show international leadership through the crisis.

“The odds were against us in the beginning because you had China, which is always somewhat secretive and which clearly began to manage the news in the beginning, and you had the United States with a leader who has no ability to tell the truth, or face it, or to lead,” he said.

He can speak with gravitas, he can dress well, he has great hair. Those are his credentials for leadership. He is a bouffon (this is the correct spelling - a buffoon is a similar but different character) in the classical sense.

James does not start a campaign until he has many videos ready for release - they can deny or lie about the first one or two (but but but... it was taken out of context) but when six or seven of them come out from different cities showing the same thing, it really shows the evil at the heart of the organization. I love also that he releases the uncut unedited video as well - people who claim that the videos on the website were selectively edited can view the whole roll and see for themselves that they were not.

Yesterday's video was from Portland, Oregon. Today - from Project Veritas:

BREAKING: NEW YORK ANTIFA MEMBERS TRAIN FOR VIOLENCE: “So, if That Doesn't Knock Them Out…Poke the Eyes…Absolutely”
In a second video installment, Project Veritas today released footage exposing the violent nature of the New York-based Antifa chapter.

"Our second #EXPOSEANTIFA installment, demonstrates just how far the group will go to engage in physical combat, evade arrests and promote the most damage possible on the streets," said James O'Keefe CEO and founder of Project Veritas.

Here are a few statements from Antifa members in our latest video:

Chris, Antifa Fight Instructor: “If you get a good liver or kidney shot, it's pretty much crippling them. They're going to be doubled over and in a lot of pain. If you break one of the floating ribs, which are small and right down here. Those are also very painful, it's hard to move after that, to catch a breath. So, one good body shot could potentially give you all the time in the world to run away while they're doubled over in pain, or really put a beating on them after that if you really want to make it personal.”

Much more at the site including a video of the training session.

From Breitbart:

Chicago Mayor Launches Police Raid to Shut Down Black Church’s Sunday Services
On Sunday, Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, mounted a raid on a black South Side church for holding services in defiance of her coronavirus lockdown orders.

Lightfoot reportedly sent three marked squad cars and two unmarked cars full of officers to the Chicago Cornerstone Baptist Church in the South Side’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Woodlawn is just south of Hyde Park, the area in which the Obamas lived for a short time before Barack became president.

The pastor of the mostly black congregation, Courtney Lewis, reportedly shut and locked the doors and refused to allow the officers to gain entry to the building, Todd Starnes reported.

Pastor Lewis told Starnes that he felt like he was confronting “the Soviet-style KGB” as the officers pounded on his doors and demanded entry to shut the church down.

“Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” Lewis said.

A sentry that is usually posted outside the sanctuary to monitor the street during service also reported seeing occupants of a dark car with tinted windows filming the incident through one opened window.

Glad that they refused entry - do not give them an inch. And, note that penultimate line: "“Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from the escalating gun violence in Chicago,” Lewis said."

What Mayor should be dealing with is this - from the Chicago Tribune:

Memorial Day weekend already deadliest in years with 36 shot, 9 killed in Chicago
Nine people already have been shot and killed in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend, making it the deadliest one since 2015.

The dead are among at least 36 people shot from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, according to data kept by the Tribune.

With a day to go in the long weekend, the number of shootings is approaching 2019′s total despite a coronavirus stay-at-home order, Saturday’s severe storms and added police patrols.

The year is not even half over and we have these numbers:

    • Year to Date
    • Shot & Killed: 186
    • Shot & Wounded: 838
    • Total Shot: 1024
    • Total Homicides: 206

And this despite some of the most stringent and draconian gun laws in the nation. Talk about being a shithole city. Having Pritzker for governor does not help.

Pills - red and blue

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Heh - looks like one of the people who invented the concept of Red Pill v/s Blue Pill is firmly in the blue pill camp and has quite the vocabulary on social media. From The Guardian:

Lilly Wachowski rounds on Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk over Matrix tweets
Film-maker Lilly Wachowski has responded to Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump after the pair bantered on social media using a phrase from the Wachowskis’ hit 1999 film, The Matrix.

After Musk tweeted “Take the red pill” – referring to a key scene in The Matrix, which subsequently gave rise to the phrase “redpilling” as an alt-right, misogynist meme, along with a red rose emoji normally associated with the Democratic Socialists of America, the party to which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib belong – Trump replied: “Taken!”

Wachowski then pithily responded, “Fuck both of you”, before following up with a tweet supporting the Brave Space Alliance, which describes itself as “the first Black and trans led LGBTQIA center located on the South Side of Chicago”.

First of all, The Guardian proudly wears its liberal bias on its sleeve. The difference between Red Pill and Blue Pill has absolutely nothing to do with right or left and has absolutely nothing to do with misogyny (or misandry). To quote the dialog from the film:

You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Red pill and blue pill is about awareness and truth - the actual truth and not the narrative. People who take the red pill see what is actually happening and "wake up" from living in the state of narrative. This is what makes the liberals react so violently. Their problem is that if they actually said this, they would be admiting that their philosophy is based on a made-up story and their beautiful prison would crumble under its own weight. Therefore, they have to fling poo and try to distract people from the truth. Cognitive dissonance writ large.

Tweet in question - a screen cap as I could not find the original.

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Class act Lilly. Great technique to sway people to your way of thinking.

The siblings make great movies. They just need to stay away from social media.
The "Dance monkey, dance" rant comes to mind.

That's one way to say it

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About sums up my feelings for the two of them:

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Both are well past their Sell By: dates.

Cute image - Knock knock

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Who's there?
Durham who?

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From the Daily Truth Report:

#ObamaGate: John Durham Moves “Full-Throttle” on Russian Probe Review, Top Fed Prosecutors Involved
The dominoes are falling!

Just days after the charges against General Michael Flynn were dropped by the Department of Justice, it has been revealed that John Durham is moving “full-throttle” on the Russian probe review.

Specifically, Durham is investigating the origins of the Russia probe.

Multiple sources confirm that top federal prosecutors are involved in the review.

President Trump even brought attention to the issue with a series of “OBAMAGATE” tweets.

#Obamagate was the #1 trending topic on Twitter with over 1.48 million tweets.

Could not be happening to a nicer group of sociopaths.

ObamaGate? Follow it yourself here: #ObamaGate - as of now, it is up to 3.51 Million tweets.

If this is not what "going viral" means than I do not know what "going viral" means...

Two headlines:

De Blasio blasts Jewish community for massive Brooklyn funeral

NYC to Provide 500,000 “FREE” Ramadan Meals

Disgusting. Pandering to our sworn enemy (they declared war on us, not the other way around)

Seattle was a wonderful place to live. Not any more. One more example from Seattle station QFOX-13:

Seattle closes more streets to ease social distancing
Seattle will close six more miles of residential streets to vehicle traffic to create space for pedestrians and bicyclists during the coronavirus outbreak.

The closures began Friday in the Greenwood, Othello, Rainier Beach, Beacon Hill and Central District neighborhoods. That’s in addition to about 2.5 miles of street that were closed last week in the Central District and West Seattle.

The Seattle Times reports that ultimately, the city wants to close about 15 miles of streets across Seattle in the coming weeks to nonessential vehicle traffic to give more space for people to practice social distancing.

Sure, residents can drive to and from their homes but this is another step towards the socialists wet-dream of having everyone rely on public transportation, live in dense cities and have their lives controlled by the cultural elite. Fuck that. Glad I moved out when I did. The farm was a lot of fun and Camano is a really nice balance.

If I wanted to live in a worker's utopia, I would just screw the baby steps and move to Venezuela. That is where these people are heading with their dain-bread "visions for the future".

The WHO needs to be defunded and its property turned into a Trump Tower - it has not served any useful purpose since its inception. Sure, its members get to attend oh-so important meetings at exotic resorts and enjoy sumptious dinners but in terms of real work? Nothing. Now this bit of history from The Globe and Mail:

Questions surfacing about history of WHO’s director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
For many years, health experts in Ethiopia noticed a strange phenomenon: The government was refusing to acknowledge cholera outbreaks.

Instead, the authorities labelled the outbreaks as “acute watery diarrhea” – a broader term that includes milder diseases. Research by Human Rights Watch found that the Ethiopian government was pressuring its health workers to avoid any mention of cholera, which could damage the country’s image and deter tourists.

Throughout this period, one of the most powerful officials in Ethiopia’s authoritarian government was Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, first as health minister and then foreign minister. In 2017, he was elected to a new post: director-general of the World Health Organization.

Critics say the cholera saga in Ethiopia is a sign that Dr. Tedros is comfortable with the secrecy of autocratic states – a tendency that may have led him to accept China’s earliest reports on the novel coronavirus outbreak in December and January without challenging its officials with tough questions.

“Dr. Tedros is the product of a deeply authoritarian regime,” said Jeffrey Smith, director of Vanguard Africa, a U.S.-based consultancy that lobbies for democracy in Africa.

He was a tool then, he is a tool now. End of story. "director-general" indeed. Puffed up title for a puffed up organization. Also, the good Doctor is not a medical doctor at all, he has a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) not an MD. Might be fun to take a look at his university transcripts... Just sayin'

This is just perfect:

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From Terrierman's Daily Dose

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Dunning Kruger? From InfoGalactic:

Dunning–Kruger effect
In the field of psychology, the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability. Without the self-awareness of metacognition, people cannot objectively evaluate their competence or incompetence.

As described by social psychologists David Dunning and Justin Kruger, the cognitive bias of illusory superiority results from an internal illusion in people of low ability and from an external misperception in people of high ability; that is, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others."

We got too much of that shit happening here. Way too much.

Come to this - New York City

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Are they implementing the Stasi or have they always been there, just under the radar. From the Mayor's Telescreen to yours (via twitter):

Talk about myopia - being jammed in the subway like sardines in a can is alright but walking with your POSSLQ in a park by yourselves is strictly verboten and must be reported to Big Brother. Looks like Warren Willhelm, Jr. Bill deBlasio is learning well from his Chinese Communist masters.

I would never live there but I have had a lot of fun visiting New York City and there is a lot of good that comes out of that city. I do hope its citizens wake the fsck up when they go to vote in just under 200 days.

Get woke, go broke

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It will be interesting to look at their sales for the next year. Land O' Lakes just changed their logo - from Modern Farmer:

Land O’Lakes Removes Native American Woman From Label
The “butter maiden” is no more.

Dairy co-operative Land O’Lakes has removed the image of a Native American woman from its butter packaging. The co-op’s logo depicted a Native American woman, kneeling on a mound of grass, holding a package of butter—an image that critics have said is offensive.

The company issued a press release in February, announcing it was revamping the label to showcase farmers and commemorate Land O’Lakes’ hundredth anniversary. But the press release didn’t even mention the “butter maiden.”

The original logo was painted in 1928, and has been updated a number of times over the years. The new label is very similar to the old one, with the obvious omission, and some new text that says “Farmer-Owned” above the Land O’Lakes brand mark and “Since 1921” below.

So some "critics" have said that the logo - in continuous use for almost 100 years - is "offensive" and must be purged. Were I the CEO of LOL, I would have told them to go screw themselves. Pity that they did not have the backbone to stand up to these bullies. There was nothing disrespectful about the logo at all. Part of their history and part of our culture.

I bet that if they released some merch with the original logo as a "collectors edition", the sales would be through the roof. If they did that, they should donate the proceeds to some nice conservative organization. Rub salt in the wounds. Social justice warriors are such pitiful harpies.

Nancy Pelosi @home

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She was interviewed for a late-night show and co-starred with her two Sub Zero freezers packed with ice cream.  From Jeremy Scahill's twitter account:

For reference, a commercial-grade True brand upright freezer similar to what was in Pelosi's video costs just under $5,000.  True is a decent brand but quite a bit cheaper than Sub Zero and the commercial-grade units are again, quite cheaper than the residential units. The residential units will have the compressor system located remotely to keep the noise down. Commercial systems have the compressor in the unit itself. Sub Zero is a very good brand but it is only sold through dealerships so no online price checks but, I bet that Pelosi's pantry is probably sporting well over $30,000 (including the install) worth of ice cream freezers.

That is more money than many of her constituents earn in a year. Must be nice to be so out of touch...

Found out - Victoria Coates

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Victoria Coates? You would know her as Anonymous - the author of a New York Times article as well as some book. From Real Clear Investigations:

Here's 'Anonymous,' Trump Aides Say. And Here's How They Outed Her
Ever since a “senior official in the Trump administration” penned an anonymous 2018 New York Times column attacking President Trump as unfit for office, Washington has been engrossed in a high-stakes whodunit. After an exhaustive investigation, the White House believes it’s cracked the case, identifying Trump's turncoat as his former deputy national security adviser, Victoria Coates, according to people familiar with the internal probe.

Rather than fire Coates, the White House has quietly transferred her to the Department of Energy, where she awaits special assignment in Saudi Arabia -- far from the president.

Simple detective work - similar writing styles, etc... No two people think or write exactly the same way. I love what they did to her - talk about being out of the limelight. She is going to be cutting ribbons for gas station openings in Saudi Arabia for the next ten years or so. Perfect.

It is OK to be critical but do it on your own time and not while you are employed by the object of your criticism. Gracefully resign and then spit on your hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

From the master's mouth

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This man is an evil sociopath:

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Very true

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Yeah - why?

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Not surprising at all and...

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I am sure that the mainstream media will have this as their feature story for the next three weeks or so - NOT

From the United States Department of Justice:

Nicolás Maduro Moros and 14 Current and Former Venezuelan Officials Charged with Narco-Terrorism, Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Criminal Charges
Former President of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Moros, Venezuela’s vice president for the economy, Venezuela’s Minister of Defense, and Venezuela’s Chief Supreme Court Justice are among those charged in New York City; Washington, DC; and Miami, along with current and former Venezuelan government officials as well as two Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) leaders, announced U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman of the Southern District of New York, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting Administrator Uttam Dhillon of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Acting Executive Associate Director Alysa D. Erichs of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

“The Venezuelan regime, once led by Nicolás Maduro Moros, remains plagued by criminality and corruption,” said Attorney General Barr. “For more than 20 years, Maduro and a number of high-ranking colleagues allegedly conspired with the FARC, causing tons of cocaine to enter and devastate American communities. Today’s announcement is focused on rooting out the extensive corruption within the Venezuelan government – a system constructed and controlled to enrich those at the highest levels of the government. The United States will not allow these corrupt Venezuelan officials to use the U.S. banking system to move their illicit proceeds from South America nor further their criminal schemes.”

“Today we announce criminal charges against Nicolás Maduro Moros for running, together with his top lieutenants, a narco-terrorism partnership with the FARC for the past 20 years,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman. “The scope and magnitude of the drug trafficking alleged was made possible only because Maduro and others corrupted the institutions of Venezuela and provided political and military protection for the rampant narco-terrorism crimes described in our charges. As alleged, Maduro and the other defendants expressly intended to flood the United States with cocaine in order to undermine the health and wellbeing of our nation. Maduro very deliberately deployed cocaine as a weapon. While Maduro and other cartel members held lofty titles in Venezuela’s political and military leadership, the conduct described in the Indictment wasn’t statecraft or service to the Venezuelan people. As alleged, the defendants betrayed the Venezuelan people and corrupted Venezuelan institutions to line their pockets with drug money.”

Much more at the site - it will be interesting when the other shoe drops - the press release goes on to say that this money is being laundered through banks and real estate dealings in Florida. The next year or so will be a lot of fun to see. A lot of really clueless celebrities (the top ten) really liked Chavez and what he did for the poor people in Venezuela. Talk about delusional - there is a propaganda tool called a Potemkin Village. It worked for the brain-dead elite back in the 1780's and it still works to this day.

Profiting from panic - from National Review:

Dem Rep. Told Colleagues Coronavirus Bill Is ‘Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) worked to scupper the phase-three coronavirus relief package on Sunday after Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) told caucus members last week that the bill was “a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”

To channel my inner Greta: How Dare You

Some documents were unsealed prior to sentencing - from the New York Times:

Weinstein Appealed to Bezos and Bloomberg for Help, Documents Show
In the days following news reports about how he used his power to sexually assault women, Harvey Weinstein made a desperate plea for help in emails to two dozen influential people, including the billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Jeff Bezos.

That detail was revealed on Monday in a trove of previously sealed court documents that offered a look into the days and weeks that followed the Hollywood mogul’s downfall.

Mr. Weinstein and his public relations team scrambled to craft a response to the allegations in October 2017. He promised to enter into a counseling program for sex addicts, and he did. “Allow me to resurrect myself with a second chance,” he wrote in one email.

A month later, in a scathing letter, his brother, Bob Weinstein, called Mr. Weinstein a sexual predator and an abusive person who belonged in “hell.”

And this little tid-bit:

In one email, Mr. Weinstein suggested that the actress Jennifer Aniston — who he believed had complained about him — should be killed.

Nice guy.  not. But, a classical example of what passes for our cultural elite these days - a sad state...

I am tired of hearing his name in the news - wasn't fame supposed to be only fifteen minutes in duration?
A two-fer - first, from FOX News:

Jussie Smollett's bid to get charges thrown out rejected by Illinois Supreme Court
The Illinois Supreme Court rejected former "Empire" star Jussie Smollett's request to throw out charges that accuse him of staging a racist, homophobic attack in Chicago.

The ruling came Friday, along with the court's decision rejecting the actor's effort to remove the special prosecutor in the case.

If I was his lawyer, I would require payment up front and in cash. The evidence is blindingly obvious.

Second - some dank deep-state money is riding behind him. From 90 Miles:

George Soros-Backed Group Gave Huge Donation to County Prosecutor Who Dropped Jussie Smollett Charges
Anti-American billionaire George Soros reportedly gave seven-figure campaign donations to re-elect Kim Foxx, the Chicago prosecutor who decided to drop all charges against accused hate hoaxer Jussie Smollett.

Foxx is running to return to her office as state’s attorney for Cook County, and it’s reported that she benefited from a political pac named the Illinois Justice & Public Safety PAC which helped her run a six-figure ad campaign. It turns out that the pac’s entire $2 million budget came from one of the many activist groups stealthily funded by Soros, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

The guy is scum - he makes his money by destabilizing governments and quietly betting against their success. For one large example, see here, here and here. Soros is a Hungarian Jew and during WWII, as a teenager, he turned his family friends over to the Nazi's. He was masquerading as a Christian.

alt.energy in the news

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Looks like another taxpayer-subsidized solar business has hit the ropes in a spectacular fashion.
From the United States Department of Justice - Eastern District of California:

Top Executives Plead Guilty to Participating in a Billion Dollar Ponzi Scheme—the Biggest Criminal Fraud Scheme in the History of the Eastern District of California
The owners of DC Solar, a Benicia-based company, pleaded guilty today to charges related to a billion dollar Ponzi scheme— the biggest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the Eastern District of California. The government’s investigation has resulted in the largest criminal forfeiture in the history of the District with over $120 million in assets forfeited that will go to victims, and has returned $500 million to the United States Treasury, with more to come, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.

Jeff Carpoff, 49, of Martinez, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. His wife, Paulette Carpoff, 46, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States and money laundering. According to court documents, between 2011 and 2018, DC Solar manufactured mobile solar generator units (MSG), solar generators that were mounted on trailers that were promoted as able to provide emergency power to cellphone towers and lighting at sporting events. A significant incentive for investors were generous federal tax credits due to the solar nature of the MSGs.

The conspirators pulled off their scheme by selling solar generators that did not exist to investors, making it appear that solar generators existed in locations that they did not, creating false financial statements, and obtaining false lease contracts, among other efforts to conceal the fraud. In reality, at least half of the approximately 17,000 solar generators claimed to have been manufactured by DC Solar did not exist.

U.S. Attorney Scott stated: “This billion dollar Ponzi scheme hurt investors and took money from the United States Treasury. This case represents not only the largest criminal fraud scheme in the history of the District, it also represents the largest criminal forfeiture in the history of the District with over $120 million in assets forfeited. All of this money will be returned to the victims. This scheme also targeted the United States Treasury, and we have returned $500 million to the Treasury to date. Agents, investigators and attorneys from various federal agencies are still working to continue to return money to victims and the United States Treasury. Today’s guilty pleas sends a strong message that fraudsters will get caught and will pay for their crimes. You can run, but you cannot hide.”

The stupidity of these people is amazing. There is absolutely no way to "wind down" a Ponzi Scheme once it has started. It will always fail and the failure will always happen when you least expect it. You will get caught. It will never work. Full stop. End of story.

They were living high from 2011 to 2018 but will now spend a lot of time in prison and are essentially broke. Here is how they were carefully "investing" their shareholder's money:

The forfeiture included seizing and auctioning 148 of the Carpoffs’ luxury and collector vehicles, including the 1978 Firebird previously owned by actor Burt Reynolds. This historical auction resulted in recouping approximately $8.233 million for victims. In addition to their collection of luxury and collector vehicles, Jeff and Paulette Carpoff used money from the scheme to pay for a minor-league professional baseball team and a NASCAR racecar sponsorship; to purchase luxury real estate in California, Nevada, the Caribbean, Mexico, and elsewhere; a subscription private jet service; a suite at a professional football stadium; and jewelry.

Seven years of the good life followed by 15-30 years in the slammer and poverty after that. Was it worth it?

About that machete attack in New York

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You know - the one that the mainstream media have stopped reporting on? What machete attack. From The Heavy:

Grafton Thomas: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Grafton Thomas, the suspect accused of stabbing multiple Jewish people with an 18-inch machete at a Monsey, New York rabbi’s home during Hanukkah celebrations, left behind journals containing anti-Semitic references, comments about Adolf Hitler and references to the Black Hebrew Israelite group, authorities say.

And this:

Thomas’s former stepfather, Joe Kennedy, told Heavy in an interview that, through the time he knew him, until 2014, Grafton had grown increasingly aggressive and unstable, even attacking him with a fire extinguisher. He believes Thomas is mentally ill and also provided some biographical details, saying that Thomas had previously served in the military, was born in America to a family with roots in Guyana, once worked on a chicken farm, and identified as Muslim.

Those last  four words: and identified as Muslim. That is why the media is in crickets mode. Not a peep.

He is mentally ill, a person of color and identifies as a Muslim. Guaranteed to not get any mention in the press.

Sigh - antivaxxing

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Child abuse runs rampant in Samoa - from Brickmuppet:

Anti-Vaxxers Making A Difference
All schools and public services are shut down because of a measles outbreak in American Samoa, which has declared an emergency and is engaged in a massive, belated, vaccination campaign.  The situation is even worse in the nearby Kingdom of Samoa which has over 4800 people sick and over 70 deaths, mostly children.

The people who fall for this idiocy need to be educated with a cluebat. Nothing but child abuse.

Political correctness run amok - Canada

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From CTV News:

$1,500 payout over drinking fountains with English-language buttons
The Federal Court has ordered the Senate to pay a Montreal-area man $1,500 in compensation after he complained that his language rights were violated by the drinking fountains with English-language push-button labels he encountered on Parliament Hill.

In a judgment delivered Thursday, Federal Court Justice Luc Martineau ruled the Senate of Canada failed to meet its obligations under the Official Languages Act because its drinking fountains had metal buttons embossed with the English word “PUSH.”

Some of the fountains in the Parliament Hill building also included the equivalent word in Braille, but none of them had the French word “POUSSEZ.”

Words fail - just because some "activist" got his feewings hurt.

He should have been laughed out of the courtroom - Pour encourager les autres

Zimbabwe was taken over by a tyrant - Robert Mugabe - who lived high on the hog while the nation of Zimbabwe crashed and burned. You can buy a 100 million dollar Zimbabwean bank note for about $30 - that is how badly crashed their economy is. His leadership "appropriated" farms from white owners and gave them to politically connected blacks. Guess what happened. From NWO Report:

Zimbabwe Begs White Farmers To Return As Nation Teeters On Brink Of ‘Manmade Starvation’
Crisis-torn Zimbabwe is on the brink of “manmade starvation” with most households unable to obtain enough food to meet basic standards, a UN envoy has said.

This comes 17 years after Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwean government seized large swathes of land from white farmers in the country, triggering a rapid downturn in the country’s economy.

The people of Zimbabwe are slowly getting to a point of suffering a manmade starvation,” said Hilal Elver, the UN special rapporteur on the right to food.

More than 60% of the population of a country once seen as the breadbasket of Africa is now considered food insecure, with most households unable to obtain enough food to meet basic needs due to hyperinflation,” said Elver.

How did the “breadbasket of Africa” reach the point of “manmade starvation“?

News24 reports that Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party launched the controversial land reforms in 2000, forcibly seizing white-owned farms to resettle landless blacks. Mugabe said the reforms were meant to correct colonial land ownership imbalances.

A simple search for mugabe palace turns up some amazing images. Must have been nice for him and his cronies but he sure sucked the life out of his country.

More fun and games - Hunter Biden

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This is priceless. From the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

DNA test shows Hunter Biden is father of Arkansas woman's baby
DNA testing has established, “with scientific certainty,” that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas baby, according to a motion filed Wednesday in Independence County on behalf of the child’s mother, Lunden Alexis Roberts.

Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden, “is not expected to challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process,” the filing states.

An attorney for Hunter Biden, former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Wonder what Hunter's wife (his third) and his three children have to say...

Best and brightest - Hillary staffer

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From The Washington Standard:

Muslim Hillary Clinton Staffer Arrested For Sexual Assault Of Mentally Retarded Child
A Michigan high school employee is in the news.

It seems that Ibrahim Aljahim put a special needs student into a sexual situation and stands accused of sexual assault.

Details can be found in a full write up below.

Aljahim also happened to be a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton and her fellow Democrats.

Here is the video, which will be followed by the “not suitable for everyone” details we have at this time.

If you don’t want those gross details, you might want to leave now.

Nothing says equality and diversity like sexual predation of an invalid. Someone needs to get their pee-pee whacked off preferably without the benefit of anesthesia. If he committed this heinous act in a nation with Sharia Law, he would be looking at the death penalty.

In the majority

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WA State passed some foolish law that keeps us permanently on Spring Forward time. So did Oregon and California.

Sometimes I hate that I live on the left coast... Buncha loonies. It is not the states that determine time-keeping. This is part of the interstate commerce laws and it needs an act of Congress to make it so.

Looks like the majority of Americans like the original standard time - from CBS News:

Dislike twice-a-year time changes? You're part of large majority of Americans, poll shows
Most people across the country will see their clocks roll back an hour this weekend as nearly eight months of daylight saving time come to an end. It is part of a twice-a-year ritual that most want to stop.

Seven in 10 Americans prefer not to switch back and forth to mark daylight saving time, a new poll shows. But there's no agreement on which time clocks ought to follow.

According to the new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 4 in 10 Americans would like to see their clocks stay on standard time year-round, while about 3 in 10 prefer to stay on daylight saving time. About another 3 in 10 prefer what is the status quo in most of the United States, switching back and forth between daylight saving time in the summer and standard time in the winter.

Makes no sense. If you want the extra daylight? Wake up an hour (or more - no one is stopping you) earlier.

Another minor functionary of the deep state. Another nothingburger for the Dems. - Eric Ciaramella

More as it develops. Why are they wasting our time with this puerile shenanigans?

Why do they not go back to work and represent the interests of their constituents?

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