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Heh - great meme

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Found at Powerline:

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So true - Schiff et. al. are being taken apart and called on their lies in the Senate. All of the House's efforts were built on lies and wishful thinking and their own narrative. Living in a bubble is not the way to go through life.

Seriously YouTube - WTF???

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Judicial Watch is an organization that exposes corruption in the government. They are conservative but they are specifically non-partisan. They go after Republicans just as much as Democrats. They have been doing excellent work for 25 years. From their President's Twitter Feed:

This is not good. This is trying to promote the narrative and is downright evil.

Fake News - an insight from an insider

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From Bill O'Reilly writing at Real Clear Politics:

Should You Hate the Media?
1975 was an exciting time to be at Boston University’s School of Public Communication. There we were, about 30 students seeking a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. All of us thought our quest was noble, that we would become purveyors of truth, skilled fact-finders and truth-tellers in the Watergate tradition. The lessons presented were well worth the tens of thousands of dollars I had to pay for them.

Forty-five years later, having reached the top of my profession, I generally despise my own industry, something I never could have predicted. Here’s why.

The good news is that the pendulum is swinging back towards conservatism and fact-based reality. Was getting worried for a while...

This is good - Flint, Michigan water

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The US Supreme Court is allowing the citizens of Flint, Michigan to sue their city and government officials for not maintaining the infrastructure and knowingly allow high levels of lead to contaminate the water supply. Let's hear it for accountability of public "servants". From Reuters:

U.S. Supreme Court lets Flint, Michigan residents sue over water contamination
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let residents of Flint, Michigan pursue a civil rights lawsuit against the city and government officials that accused them of knowingly allowing the city’s water supply to become contaminated with lead.

The justices turned away two appeals by the city and the state and local officials of a lower court ruling that allowed the lawsuit to move forward. The lower court rejected a demand for immunity by the officials, finding that they violated the residents’ right to “bodily integrity” under the U.S. Constitution by providing the tainted water after switching water sources in a cost-cutting move in 2014.

What happened?

Flint switched its public water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River to reduce costs during a financial crisis. The corrosive river water caused lead to leach from pipes.

Lead poisoning can stunt children’s cognitive development. No level of exposure is considered safe.

The city switched back to Lake Huron water the next year. The contaminated river water also triggered an outbreak of bacteria-caused Legionnaires’ disease, which killed 12 people and sickened dozens of others.

Bone-headed move that was swept under the rug when the consequences were discovered. They were going to sit back and impare a generation of kids until this was discovered by an outside agency.
Rope. Tree. Some assembly required...

Alexandria Occasional-Cortex slipped up on the microphone and actually said what she meant. From NOQ Report:

AOC to billionaires: The people ‘don’t want your money, we want your power’
The radical progressive wing of the New Democratic Party truly fails to understand why their ideas are so horrible. People like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have this notion that if they could only reach enough people with their extreme message against the rich, they can achieve their goal of complete government control over our lives. You see, to the far-left, authoritarianism is considered a positive so they can protect us from each other… and ourselves.

It’s unfortunate that so many people really are starting to listen to her, Senator Bernie Sanders, and other Marxists who envision a utopia dominated by the upper political classes (not to be confused with the upper economic classes) who will make sure we’re all comfortable in our morphine-drip existence under Gargantuan Government. This is why the push so hard for the Green New Deal, known in conservative economic circles as the pathway to Modern Monetary Theory.

But here’s the problem. Okay, so there are a ton of problems with their socialistic agenda, but here’s the problem as it pertains to the messaging depicted in the video below. Their authoritarianism can only be achieved by utilizing “the people” within a power structure that only benefits the elite. You’ll notice in her little slip that when she discusses wanting the people to take the power from billionaires like Jeff Bezos, she’s framing it within the concept of a “worker cooperative.”

Much more at the site - a good and accurate analysis. People like AOC are not about us, they are about securing power and privilege for themselves.

From Peter Schweizer writing at the New York Post:

How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections
Political figures have long used their families to route power and benefits for their own self-enrichment. In my new book, “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite,” one particular politician — Joe Biden — emerges as the king of the sweetheart deal, with no less than five family members benefiting from his largesse, favorable access and powerful position for commercial gain. In Biden’s case, these deals include foreign partners and, in some cases, even US taxpayer dollars.

The Biden family’s apparent self-enrichment involves five family members: Joe’s son Hunter, son-in-law Howard, brothers James and Frank, and sister Valerie.

When this subject came up in 2019, Biden declared, “I never talked with my son or my brother or anyone else — even distant family — about their business interests. Period.”

No wonder Obama chose him as Veep - two birds of a feather. Tell me again just how the Obama family was able to afford a $14 million beach-front house?

Monday's rally in Virginia

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This is going to be interesting - the eyes of the Nation will be watching. From The Western Journal:

VA State Senator Goes Public 72 Hours Before Rally: 'We Are Being Set Up'
A Virginia state senator has sounded a warning bell three days before a massive rally is set to coalesce in the commonwealth’s capital.

Conservative Sen. Amanda Chase of District 11 took to Facebook on Friday with a warning for every patriot who plans to attend the pro-Second Amendment rally Monday in Richmond.

Her warning came the same week that Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued an executive order temporarily banning firearms in the Capitol Square.

Much much more at the site. This fits in with yesterday's report that Antifa members are being bused in to the event wearing far-right logos and insignia with the intent of perpetrating a false-flag incident.

What Governor Northam is not realizing is that the eyes of the Nation are upon him and what he does is going to be subject to very intense scrutiny both by the media and by We The People. This is serious.

One does not mess with Betty Windsor

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The word seismic is an understatement - from The Daily Wire:

‘Seismic’: Queen Financially Cuts Off Harry And Meghan, Strips Titles. Here’s Her Statement
Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shocked the world last week when they announced their plan to step away from royal duties and work to become financially independent.

On Saturday, Queen Elizabeth II pulled the trigger on the exiting royals, announcing that the couple will have their “His Royal Highness and Her Royal Highness” titles stripped, as well as be financially cut off from royal funds, effective this spring.

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much loved members of my family,” the Queen said in a statement, adding that she “support[s] their wish for a more independent life.”

Harry is hardest hit (and yes, it is Harry now - not Prince Harry). From Associated Press:

Prince Harry is losing his military titles and patronages including Captain General Royal Marines, Honorary Air Commandant Royal Air Force Honington and Small Ships and Diving, Royal Naval Command: Commodore in Chief

I am reminded of this meme I posted five days ago:

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Again, you do not mess with The Queen.

They are now tasty again. From the London Daily Mail:

Happy birthday Michelle Obama, I've canceled your school lunches! Donald Trump's administration lets schools cut back on fruit and veg and sell MORE pizza and burgers - and serve fries every day
Donald Trump's administration proposed new school lunch guidelines Friday that would undo several changes made by Michelle Obama to get more fruit and veggies on the menu: a move that comes on the former first lady's birthday.

The Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Food and Nutrition Service, said it is proposing new rules 'to simplify meal service and reduce food waste.' That would include 'increasing flexibility in the “vegetable subgroups” requirements for school lunches.'

But the changes would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfasts while giving them the ability to offer more pizza, burgers and fries instead.

It would also undo rules championed by Michelle Obama as part of her Let's Move initiative and The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

Yeah - I get it. It sounded like a good idea. Problem is that the kids who had the poorest nutrition at home were not eating these lunches because the food was not what they were used to. Their overall nutrition went from poor to worse.

Another great example of unintended consequences. Something that liberals do not seem to take into account when they come up with their grand ideas.

Interesting times - Richmond, Virginia

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The rally scheduled for Monday - from The Other McCain:

Governor Northam Couldn’t Be Setting Up A “Reichstag Fire” Event, Could He?
Via @deplorable_s on Twitter and Tom DeWeese on FaceBook we have this tidbit:

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The whole Charlottesville disaster was bad enough, and Stacy covered it here and here. Given the Left’s need to control the conversation coupled with the pending implosion of the impeachment disaster, makes the Democrats more of a rabid, injured, cornered animal than usual. 

This will be interesting to follow from 2,300 miles away. Sometimes the people get what they voted for - good and hard and without so much as dinner or flowers first or a thank you after.

More at the site - lots of links in the comments section too.

Unreal - the Bloomberg campaign

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Some strange tweets out there - they are probably going to go down the memory hole so here is a screen-cap:

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There is nothing quite so pitiful as a 77 year old plutocrat trying to sound hip and relevant.

Interesting times ahead - Jussie Smollett

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Looks like the fun is about to begin - from the New York Post:

Why things are about to get a lot worse for Jussie Smollett
If Jussie Smollett had last year pleaded guilty to some minor charge, done 90 days of community service and paid a substantial fine to reimburse the $130,000 worth of overtime costs rolled up by Chicago police detectives investigating his ludicrous assault claims, he might today be in full rebound mode. Picture it: The tearful, dramatic mea culpa with Robin Roberts. A bold admission — “This is on me” — followed by a deflection of blame to drugs or alcohol or the dark demons of hate we all know are lurking out there, waiting for third-tier television stars to emerge from sandwich shops. A charity concert. A blessing from Al Sharpton. Some lighthearted banter with Stephen Colbert. Then, gradual forgiveness and maybe another TV deal.

What Smollett did instead looks increasingly stupid. He admitted nothing and even doubled down on his fantasy tale of a late-night attack by men supposedly roaming the streets with a noose and a bottle of bleach. He was handed the opportunity by the office of State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, which dropped charges without demanding a guilty plea because he had supposedly already been punished enough, by secretly serving a few hours’ community service and forfeiting a bond of which he paid a mere $10,000. But if he was the victim of a crime, why should he forfeit one dollar or agree to one hour of community service? Worse: The real criminals are still out there!

Led by the then-mayor and the then-CPD superintendent, outrage about Smollett’s lies caused the appointment of a special prosecutor, Dan Webb. So the story lives on. Smollett has not been nailed, and Chicago wants him nailed. He will get nailed. The postman always rings twice.

Webb has won the right to comb through Smollett’s e-mails, the Chicago Tribune reported last week. Smollett is not exactly a meticulous master criminal. The day the story broke, Jan. 29, he was already telling different versions of his tall tale to the press and the police (who, if I know anything about police, therefore grokked that he was lying on the very first day).

More at the site - fun to see progressive narratives implode. Time to make another bowl of popcorn.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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The ex-royals - not a big surprise. From the New York Post's Page Six:

Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra providing luxe hideout for Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been hiding out at the home of Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra, whose close ties to the Clintons have created international controversy, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

Harry and Meghan refused to reveal the owner of the multi-million dollar waterfront mansion near Victoria, British Columbia — the place where they plotted their shock exit from the royal family.

But multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told Page Six that the owner is Giustra, 62, who made his fortune as a stockbroker, co-founded Hollywood studio Lionsgate — producing flicks including “American Psycho” and the Michael Moore documentary “Fahrenheit 9/11” — and is best known in the US as one of the biggest donors to the Clinton Foundation.

Much more at the site - lots of links. Giustra is one of the key players in Hillary's selling 20% of American uranium assets to the Russians. Pay for play - Crooked Hillary. But, it is good to know that things are being taken care of:

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One simply does not mess with Betty Windsor...

They are going to lose big in 2020 - sitting back and watching the freak-show evolve. A two-fer.

First - Breitbart:

Pelosi on New Impeachment Articles: ‘Let’s Just See What the Senate Does’
On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) did not rule out the possibility of bringing new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Host George Stephanopoulos asked, “You said he’s violating the Constitution again and again. Do you think it’s possible that the House might have to file new articles of impeachment?”

Pelosi said, “Well, let’s just see what the Senate does.”

And second - Breitbart as well:

Adam Schiff Backs Pelosi on Bolton Subpoena — ‘Something We Are Considering’
On Sunday’s broadcast of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) backed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), saying if the Senate does not subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton, the House will.

Host Margaret Brennan said, “The speaker was on another network today and seemed to leave open the idea of subpoenaing John Bolton, the former national security advisor to the president. Is that something you would be looking at? Are you looking at?”

Schiff said, “It is certainly something we are considering.”

They have nothing and yet they will not just sit down and STFU.

Heh - Obama's Legacy

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John Kerry keeps trying to be in the news - from PJ Media:

John Kerry Claims Obama 'Never Had a Whiff of Scandal' So Let's Remind Him Of Some
A lie told often enough becomes the truth.

I keep thinking about the above quote whenever anyone claims that the Obama administration was scandal-free. How many more times are we going to hear people make this claim and see it go unchallenged?

During an interview on CNN on Friday, former Secretary of State John Kerry, who's in Iowa campaigning with Joe Biden, echoed the oft-repeated claim that the Obama-Biden administration lacked scandals.

"I believe Joe Biden is the only person who has the set of relationships around the world, who has had this unbelievable breadth of experience as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and then as vice president for eight years — and in an administration, by the way, which never had a whiff of scandal," Kerry said.

The author continues with ten examples of Obama scandals complete with links and descriptions - here are five:

    1. The Iran Ransom scandal
    2. The IRS scandal
    3. The Benghazi attack cover-up
    4. The Fast & Furious cover-up scandal
    5. Obstructing Dozens of Inspectors General

And five more at the site. Those eight years were a failure and an example of why progressivism is not a good form of government.

Two headlines - Michael Bloomberg

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Says it all - these people are just too blind to see that there is no support for their big-government statist ideas:

Spend away Michael - spend it all. You will not win. You will not even come close.
We The People are smarter than you are.

Nancy Pelosi:

And President Trump commenting on a tweet from Ambassador Bolton:

The pigeon problem - homeless in Ohio

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A town did something that sounded good but wound up with unintended consequences. From PJ Media:

Ohio Town Rolls Out Red Carpet for Homeless. Is Shocked When Stream of Homeless Show Up.
They just wanted to do the right thing. The small town of Middletown, Ohio, a town of 49,000 people, has opened all manner of homeless services. There is everything from soup kitchens and shelters that allow you to be high and drunk to rehab facilities to sober up.

And that's the problem. You can come to Middletown to stay drunk and high and get three hots and a cot without having to do much.

Now the homeless are swamping the town. Residents who call Middletown home are shocked that "about 75%" of the homeless are from someplace else, according to the former police chief.

Of course they are.

Pigeon problem - feed pigeons and you get more pigeons showing up. A lot more. Same thing with homeless.

This is the problem with progresssives and liberals in general. They are so wrapped up in the narrative that they refuse to see beyond it. They do something that SOUNDS good instead of doing something that DOES good. They do not take into account that something that sounds good might have unintended consequences that make things worse. Gun laws are a perfect example.

Interesting bedfellows

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Probably an interesting deep-state story there - two headlines. Click to go to source story:

Two nations I would not care to visit right now. The tendrils of the deep-state are too deep.

Can he get any lower - Hunter Biden

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The guy is pond scum and that is insulting to a lot of wonderful pond scum. From FOX News:

Hunter Biden linked to 2016 identity theft involving deceased brother
Newly submitted court documents link Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, to an identity theft case from 2016 when he was allegedly being checked into an unidentified Arizona facility.

The court papers were filed Monday in an Arkansas court as part of a paternity battle over a child the Hunter Biden shares with Lunden Roberts, who met the scandal-plagued businessman at a Washington, D.C., strip club where she worked. While the question of whether or not Biden is a father is no longer an issue — a DNA test confirmed he is the baby's father — the parents are at odds over issues such as child support.

They offer a link to the court papers but that link is broken. Still, an interesting and not unsurprising story. Bet that Papa Joe is feeling really proud right about now - so sad about that presidential bid... Wonder if Hunter is going to commit suicide like Epstein or any of the Clinton people.

Wheels within wheels

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Two clickable headlines - we all know about the big Obama election scandal Crossfire Hurricane. Two of the key players seem to be a bit more involved in Iranian machinations than we first understood:

That is funny - I thought that people working at this level in the FBI were better vetted. Had better checks on their security clearence and their loyalties.

For more on Operation Crossfire Hurricane here and here for starters.

She is delusional - they all are. Except maybe for Tulsi Gabbard. She is the one normal person in the asylum.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

Dem Rep: Trump Killed Soleimani to Distract From Impeachment
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) said President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani was made because he wanted to distract the public from recent developments in the impeachment inquiry.

"What I think is going on here, frankly, is that this action was taken more in President Trump's self-interest rather than our national interests," Wasserman Schultz said during an appearance on CNN. "We had damning developments in just the last day where emails came out that made it very clear that they covered up the real reason behind the withholding of hundreds of millions of dollars to Ukraine."

Just plain crazy. No other explanation.

Waiting for the indictments - Burisma

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The net just keeps spreading and spreading. Just the headline - click for the whole sordid story:

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Assistant Defense Secretary, Evelyn Farkas, Pictured in Ukraine in Burisma Outfit with Shady Atlantic Council

100% crooked - the whole lot of them

California Shocked To Find...

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Does not surprise me - their politicians live in a bubble and their laws are based on narrative and not actual facts.
From Jazz Shaw at Hot Air:

California Shocked To Find Bill Decriminalizing Retail Theft Resulted In… More Retail Theft
A few years ago, California passed one in a series of bills aimed at emptying the jails and prisons. Proposition 47 carried the disingenuous name of “the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act and its stated purpose was to keep non-violent offenders out of jail. To achieve this goal, the state decriminalized a number of lesser offenses, including retail theft. The law raised the value of the amount of merchandise someone could steal while still only being charged with a misdemeanor to nearly one thousand dollars.

To the great surprise of the government, people noticed this change and began taking advantage of it. They have now recorded multiple years of steadily increasing, organized robbery. These plots are known as “mass grab and dash” thefts and they generally involve large numbers of young people all entering a store at the same time, grabbing armfuls of merchandise and dashing back out to their vehicles and hitting the highway. Not only are robberies on the rise, but arrests and prosecutions are down. Who could possibly have predicted this? (CBS Sacramento)

After searching police reports and arrest records, CBS13 found that while the rate of these grab and dash crimes is on the rise, the rate of arrest is down. We turned to law enforcement and the retail industry for answers. Both blame a California law intended to make “neighborhoods safe.”

“It’s a boldness like we’re seeing never before and just a disregard for fellow human beings,” said Lieutenant Mark Donaldson, Vacaville PD.

He explained these crimes have evolved into more than just shoplifting. It’s organized retail theft and he says it’s happening across the state. Cities like Vacaville, with outlets and shopping centers located near major freeways, tend to be a target for these organized retail crime rings.

And of course, none of the lawmakers will ever be held accountable for the results of their poor decision-making.

The need for machete control in New York

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Guns are essentially banned. Criminals now use machetes. It is the person, not the tool. From The Gateway Pundit:

Suspect — Grafton Thomas — in Synagogue Stabbings Captured after Two-Hour Police Chase
The suspect was identified as 37-year-old Thomas Grafton of Greenwood Lake. On Saturday the suspect stabbed at least five individuals inside a rabbi’s house in Monsey. The anti-Semitic attack occurred during Hanukkah celebrations.

In other news - also from The Gateway Pundit:

DeBlasio’s New York City: Suspect Released Without Bail After Shocking Attacks on Three Jewish Women
Saturday night’s brutal stabbings in Monsey were just the latest in a spree of anti-Semitic attacks in New York City.

There were at least eight anti-Semitic attacks in New York City just last week.

On Saturday Tiffany Harris was released without bail after punching and cursing at three Orthodox women, ages 22, 26 and 31, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn at dawn the day before. Harris was screaming, “F*** you, Jews!” during her assault on the women.

What is it going to take for people to see the rising anti-sematism in the large cities. Another Kristallnacht. Our education system has failed our children that they can grow up to have such irrational hate.

Illegal immigrants - some numbers

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Something to remember:

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All so that big business can get cheap labor and progressives can get cheap votes.

San Francisco poop problem

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Looks like the canine population is stepping up to the plate - from America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

San Francisco Dogs Begin Bagging People Poop
SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The dogs of San Francisco have announced a citywide cleanup initiative, in which the canines will carry little plastic bags with them wherever they go in order to clean up the massive dumps humans keep leaving on the sidewalk.

The initiative is expected to freshen up the city significantly, ridding the sidewalk of millions of pounds of human waste.

"We need to start taking pride in our city," said one labrador as he scooped up a giant turd his owner had just left on the sidewalk and placed it in a nearby human waste bin. "It's incredibly rude what these humans do. They just see some rando's lawn and decide, 'Yeah, that's a good place to drop a deuce.' It's like, we're living in a society, here."

The dogs have begun putting signs up around the city reading things like, "Please Pick Up After Your Owner" and "If Your Human Poops, You Scoop."

How is it possible for an entire city or state to become mentally ill - to consider that to be the new "normal"
Democrat rule - no wonder people are fleeing the state.

Ukraine - the gift that keeps on giving

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Looks like it is not just the children of John F. Kerry and Joe Biden that are stuck in that financial honey pot.
From President Trump's twitter feed:

The Paul in question is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's son Paul Pelosi who is carrying on the democratic tradition of using their parent's influence to suck up to the trough of corruption. Those sweet sweet Benjamins - so tempting to the liberal brain. No accountability or sense of right or wrong. No morals. Just cash - in large unmarked bills please.

Living in the past - Hillary

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She tweeted merry Christmas just yesterday using a file photo from 2000:

Even the tree is crooked.

Two headlines - California

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Click to get the full story:

Clueless. Zero leadership skills. Panders to the narrative instead of seeing where the real problems are.

Merry Christmas from the Bidens

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Quid Pro Joe posted a nice Christmas tweet earlier this morning:

Mmmmm - doesn't he have a son? Hunter? Probably in the bathroom doing a line....

The Christmas Present

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Heh - how to defuse a potentially bad situation - from PJ Media:

Trump Unfazed by Kim Jong-Un's 'Christmas Gift' Threat: 'Maybe He Sends Me a Beautiful Vase'
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un is worried. He demands sanctions relief... and he demands it now. Well, at least before the end of the year. If the international community and especially the United States do not comply, he will send some kind of "Christmas president": an unspecified action that's supposed to scare us all to death.

Sadly for Kim, President Donald Trump isn't impressed. Whatever North Korea does, Trump said while speaking at Mar-a-Lago, the U.S. will "deal with it very successfully." What's more, he argued, perhaps everybody's mistaken; maybe, it wasn't a threat but a promise for a "nice present."

"Maybe," Trump said, "he sends me a beautiful vase."

Hehe. Who knows, it could be. I'm sure that they make beautiful vases over there in North Korea. I mean, they can't produce much else, can they? Except for ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs, that is.

Kim really needs hard currency to keep his Apparatchiks paid off and for his family to remain in power. He is rattling his sabers trying to get President Trump to budge on the sanction. President Trump does not do "budge". His reply was perfect - let Kim know that he has no power on the world stage and if he does do something stupid, the rest of the world will come down on his nation with a ton of bricks. It does not hurt that we are in the middle of some very successful negotiations with Communist China - North Korea's biggest state sponsor.

WTF - Nancy Pelosi

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Not having a good day:

Pendulums swinging all over - Sweden

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Interesting - Sweden has long been a "vibrant diverse multi-cultural" nation but this has failed them as the immigrants never assimilated. The general population is heading back toward Nationalism. From Russia Today:

Triumph of the right in Sweden is a result of the total failure of liberalism
Sweden’s right-wing Sweden Democrats are now neck and neck with the ruling Social Democrats in opinion polls. Though vilified and demonized, the party’s success represents a complete failure of liberalism in the face of reality.

The Sweden Democrats - who were until recently dismissed as a fringe, racist party - are now surging in the polls. A voter survey, commissioned by the Dagens Nyheter newspaper last week, puts the party within 0.2 percentage points of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s left-wing Social Democrats. Moreover, voters now agree with the party’s policies on nine out of nine issues.

On immigration, 43 percent of voters side with the party and its leader, Jimmie Akesson. Only 15 percent favor Lofven’s policies. Likewise, 31 percent favor Akesson’s position on law and order, compared to 19 percent for Lofven.

Proper governence is not a matter of saying the right things, it is a matter of doing the right things. There is a huge difference between the two. Facts and effective accountable public policy - not narrative and rule by committee.

Glad to see this great nation coming around to reality.

This is priceless - from The Gateway Pundit:

Hunter Biden Accused Of $156M Ukraine Money Laundering Scheme In Court Filing
A new filing in an Arkansas lawsuit against Hunter Biden claims that the former Vice President's son "is the subject of more than one (1) criminal investigation involving fraud, money laundering and a counterfeiting scheme."

Filed by private investigator Dominic Casey of D&A Investigations on behalf of Lunden Alexis Roberts - with whom Hunter fathered a child, Monday's "Notice of Fraud and Counterfeiting and Production of Evidence" alleges that Hunter Biden and associates Devon Archer and John Kerry stepson Christopher Heinz engaged in a money laundering scheme which accumulated over $156 million between March 2014 and December 2015.

According to the document, Biden, Archer and Heinz became directors of consulting firm Rosemont Seneca Bohai, LLC in order to "conceal their family members ownership," establishing financial accounts at Morgan Stanley and China Bank, the latter of which was used in a money laundering scheme.

Links to court documents - this should be fun. I am glad that Ms. Roberts is lawyering up. Biden is not anyone to trust.

From The Washington Free Beacon:

China Violates Disclosure Law to Publish Propaganda in NY Times, WaPo
China routinely broke federal law by not disclosing how much it spent to publish regime propaganda in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other newspapers, an expert review of foreign agent registration filings concluded.

China Daily, an official mouthpiece of the Chinese Communist Party, has published hundreds of propaganda articles designed to look like ordinary news stories in some of America's most influential newspapers. While foreign agents may place ads in the United States, the propaganda outlet has repeatedly violated the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) by failing to provide full disclosures about its purchases.

China Daily has published propaganda in mainstream outlets for decades, but did not disclose its purchases of space in American newspapers to the Department of Justice until 2012. Even after it began acknowledging its relationship with the papers, the regime mouthpiece continued to violate federal disclosure requirements. China Daily has failed to provide breakdowns of spending activities and withheld copies of online ads, among other omissions that violate federal law, according to experts who reviewed years of its FARA filings.

Lots more at the site incluing links to numbers. They are spending a lot of money hoping that we will buy their technology while overlooking their egregious human rights violations. This latest from ShareAmerica.gov.

China coerces Uighur women into unwanted marriages
In China’s western Xinjiang province, Uighur women are marrying Han men, but not because they want to. If they refuse, the women and their families could be arrested or sent to an internment camp.

The Uighurs are a predominantly Muslim, Turkic ethnic minority, while the Han are China’s largest ethnicity. Historically, levels of inter-marriage were low.

The Chinese government wants to change that.

All in the name of cultural assimilation only in China, the culture assimilates YOU. There is only one culture there, Han.
There is only one government, the State. To quote that failed Italian socialist B. Mussolini

All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.

Did him a lot of good...

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Poor widdle Hunter

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So sad - the whole world is ganging up on him. From the London Daily Mail - headline and the talking points:

EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden complains his stripper baby mama is trying to 'embarrass' him because he is Joe's son by demanding details of his cash from Ukraine during bitter paternity dispute

    • Hunter Biden had his December 13 filing in his paternity case with baby mama Lunden Roberts, 28, unsealed by a judge Thursday, DailyMail.com can disclose
    • His legal team argued information that came from his deposition scheduled for December 23 could 'unreasonably annoy, embarrass or oppress' Biden
    • Roberts filed papers in Independence County, Arkansas in May, saying Biden is the father of the 16-month-old child. A DNA test proved Biden to be the father
    • She is seeking child support from Biden, 49, and is demanding for him to turn over his financial details so the court can establish how much he should pay
    • Biden has been trying to keep his details about his money under seal
    • On Wednesday, Roberts accused Biden of refusing to hand over his financial records and demanded him for him to turn over all documents
    • DailyMail.com revealed last Friday that Biden's wife Melissa Cohen, who he married after a 10-day romance in May, is pregnant with his fifth child

They have the whole sordid timeline - Hunter is a piece of work and not in a good sense. He has skated through life without doing anything of substance. Life of privilege. The 500+ comments are good.

Oh Christ No - just make it stop.

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From The Gateway Pundit:

Breaking: Adam Schiff Sets Eyes on Pence – Tells MSNBC He’s “Acquired Evidence” from Vice President’s Office on Ukrainian Investigation
Adam Schiff went on with Rachel Maddow last night to push their Trump-Ukraine conspiracy — something that was completely debunked everywhere after three weeks of testimony except on CNN, MSNBC and the fake news media.

During their conversation Schiff announced he was going after Vice President Mike Pence next and may have “acquired evidence” that the Vice President is hiding information in the House Ukrainian investigation.

Adam Schiff: Well, we have acquired a piece of evidence, classified by Jennifer Williams, something she alluded to in her open testimony. Then going back and looking through her records she found other information that was pertinent to that phone call that we asked her about and made that submission. There is nothing that is classified in the document but the vice president’s office has said they are going to classify… It is not proper to classify something because it would be embarrassing or incriminating. And that submission does shed light on the vice president’s knowledge. We think the American people should see it.

The 2020 elections will be interesting. Fun to see all the hair on fire and heads exploding.

The impeachment process

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As explained by America's Newspaper of Record - the Babylon Bee:

The Bee Explains: Impeachment
Impeachment can be confusing. But The Babylon Bee is here with an explainer so you will know how the process works and what it takes for Dems to snap their fingers together and make Trump disappear in a cloud of dust.

What is impeachment?
It's the official, constitutional method for screaming at the sky because Trump is president.

Why is Trump being impeached?
Trump has committed some very serious offenses, from not being a Democrat to being a Republican. He also won the 2016 election, which rises to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors. He also restored the celebration of Christmas after eight years of winter with no Christmas under Obama. This drove Dems up a wall so they drummed up some charges against him.

Why didn't Democrats include any criminal offenses in the articles of impeachment?
There were just so many of them, it was hard to pick one. So, instead of laying out actually impeachable offenses, the Democrats summarized it all with two main articles of impeachment: 1.) Trump is president. 2.) TRUMP IS PRESIDENT.

What does it take to remove the president from office?
Faith, trust, and pixie dust.

Will Trump be removed from office?
Lol.

If we believe in ourselves and try hard, and Trump is removed, Hillary Clinton becomes president, right?
Actually, Mike Pence would become president, basically making the United States into a Handmaid's Tale-style dystopia.

What happens if Trump is impeached in the House but acquitted in the Senate?
Democrats don't get the big prize, but they each get a complimentary copy of Impeachment: The Board Game.

Once the House votes to officially impeach President Trump, what happens next?
Trump wins the 2020 election.

It is just that simple...

The Biden Ukraine connection - 2016

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From John Solomon Reports:

Latvian government says it flagged ‘suspicious’ Hunter Biden payments in 2016
As the U.S. presidential race began roaring to life in 2016, authorities in the former Soviet republic of Latvia flagged a series of “ suspicious” financial transactions to Hunter Biden and other colleagues at a Ukrainian natural gas company and sought Kiev’s help investigating, according to documents and interviews.

The Feb. 18, 2016 alert to Ukraine came from the Latvian prosecutorial agency responsible for investigating money laundering, and it specifically questioned whether Vice President Joe Biden’s younger son and three other officials at Burisma Holdings were the potential beneficiaries of suspect funds.

“The Office for Prevention of Laundering of Proceeds Derived from Criminal Activity … is currently investigating suspicious activity of Burisma Holdings Limited,” the Latvian agency also known as the FIU wrote Ukraine’s financial authorities.

The memo was released to me by the Ukrainian General Prosecutor’s Office and confirmed by the Latvian embassy to the United States.

Biden is as crooked as Obama and Hillary ever were.

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